Monday Forum: January 20, 2014

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  1. Tracey

    A great day for James Packer. His new casino won’t be subject to this bullshit.

  2. Aristogeiton

    Labor also offered no real criticism of the VLA laws.

  3. JC

    It could be worse. They could place a bag limit on donuts. Hey Monst?

  4. Infidel Tiger

    That bloated whale Hadley was on the Today Show this morning outraged about Australia Post. Heclaimed the postal service was an entitlement.

    He looks like hes been on the Bill Shorten diet too.

  5. JC

    Labor also offered no real criticism of the VLA laws.

    I don’t blame Liars because at the end of the day we know they’re totalitarian scum along with their coalition partners- the human garbage. That’s what they are.

    The Libs are the real pricks in all this because they’re the ones that know they’re sinning. Don’t vote. It just encourages them.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    Alcohol related violence appears to be on the decrease in Kings Cross according to the NSW Government’s own stats:

    http://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/bocsar/bocsar_pub_utoz.html#violence

  7. Aristogeiton

    Infidel Tiger
    #1161285, posted on January 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm
    Assault way down. Wowserism way up.

    You know better than to bring statistics into this. Steve from the Pub as all kinds of woolly anecdote to counter your precious ‘figures’.

  8. JC

    What’s the point of stats, IT. They never use them to make policy. Everything in this hovel is based on populism.

  9. srr

    Oh well, at least the natural born fascists are popping up from their bunker’s to cheer on their dream….

  10. Gab

    People were calling for harsher sentences – none of this 4 years behind bars for killing with a surprise punch – and instead the general population. is penalised.

  11. twostix

    We’re slowly slouching towards prohibition. With all the restrictions and bullshit in place and planned I’m surprised speakeasies haven’t opened.

    I remember just ten years ago when the internet, full of souped up morally superior, but historically ignorant dickheads used to mock the people of the 1920′s for their silly mores and “morality”. The temperance movement was often used as “evidence” of their backwardness and todays humans self-evident superiority.

  12. Not a day goes by when my decision to leave isn’t completely validated by new and more egregious nanny state bullshit.

  13. Aristogeiton

    srr
    #1161288, posted on January 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm
    Oh well, at least the natural born fascists are popping up from their bunker’s to cheer on their dream….

    They’re too busy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rH6yNrsXw

  14. Aristogeiton

    Yobbo
    #1161295, posted on January 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm
    Not a day goes by when my decision to leave isn’t completely validated by new and more egregious nanny state bullshit.

    Give me a break:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/08/world/a-wave-of-drug-killings-is-linked-to-thai-police.html

  15. JC

    Honest Question:

    When do a sizable number of people begin to recoil at all this bullshit and the scumbag politicians take note.

    And Last question

    Doesn’t David Leynhelmn just look better and better, hey?

  16. Eddystone

    This is what kids in Russia are getting up to when they’re bored.

    It sent shivers down my back watching them.

  17. JC

    Ya know….France is a toilet on the economic side of things, but nanny state it isn’t. Neither is Italy or Germany. if these places get their act together economically they aren’t that bad.

  18. srr

    paisley 20 minutes ago
    It is just about time for full page ads in the papers pointing out to union members and the rest of the populous what their criminal union bosses are involved in with the bikie Doctors and Lawyers Gangs. The Queensland papers should be full of them right up to the bi-election in Griffith after the mass arrests.

  19. Rabz

    Plain packaged alcohol, plastered with grisly scenes of drunken violence and pickled livers.

    You know it makes sense.

    :x

  20. twostix

    - Lockout at 1 am, last drinks at 3 am.

    - Oh yeah – shots and high alcohol drinks like rumbos to be banned after midnight.

    - But wait, there’s more: police officers to compulsorily breathalyse patrons.

    This is seriously the best, the absolute best that these idiots could come up with.

  21. nic

    Not a day goes by when my decision to leave isn’t completely validated by new and more egregious nanny state bullshit.

    They close the bars early in Bangkok too.

  22. JC

    Plain packaged alcohol, plastered with grisly scenes of drunken violence and pickled livers.

    You know it makes sense.

    :x

    Or have a picture of Fatties.. Von Roxon and O’Barrel kissing. Wouldn’t that turn the punters into tea drinkers quick smart.

    I always thought that plain packaging cigs was wrong as all they had to do was plaster a pic of Fatty Von Roxon on packs.

  23. Gab

    plaster a pic of Fatty Von Roxon on packs.

    with the words: All your money belong to me.

  24. Uh oh

    Thank you Numbers, at 2.24 pm.
    Just brilliant.

  25. Carpe Jugulum

    Doesn’t David Leynhelmn just look better and better, hey?

    Yes he does.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle

    Green faceplant:

    WA Greens senator Scott Ludlam has had his submission to the hearing that could see him lose his seat dismissed by a High Court justice.

    Senator Ludlam, who was elected to the sixth position after the recount, in December filed a petition saying if the court was satisfied he was not elected, the election of all six senators should be declared void.

    However, his petition will not be included in next week’s trial after Justice Kenneth Hayne on Tuesday dismissed it. He also ordered Senator Ludlam pay costs for six of the other seven respondents.

    PUP may get up in WA if the HC lets the 7 Sept result stand. Since Ludlum was kicked into touch that is looking possible.

    And how nice that he has to pay costs for everyone except the silly AEC, who didn’t ask for them.

  27. Infidel Tiger

    When do a sizable number of people begin to recoil at all this bullshit and the scumbag politicians take note.

    Unfortunately the youth of today are all prohibitionists. They all be updating their Facebook right now with posts like: “Gr8 decision. Violence is never the answer and when I drink I get loose. Congrats Governor Minister A’barrell.”

  28. JC

    CL

    Where’s that pic of the Nazi woman/ Roxon lookalike? You always seem to have it handy.

  29. Ellen of Tasmania

    Not a day goes by when my decision to leave isn’t completely validated by new and more egregious nanny state bullshit.

    Yobbo, are you a Thai citizen, and have you relinquished your Aussie citizenship – if it’s not impolite to ask?

  30. Carpe Jugulum

    This is what kids in Russia are getting up to when they’re bored

    Geez i got vertigo looking at that, are they contestants for the Darwin awards?

  31. srr

    Meanwhile, from South Australia, Timmy & Julia are being advertised advertising….

    “I don’t want to be a part of Aust’s media it’s capable of this – and incapable of reporting the more important truth”
    http://t.co/ReTpcMpjIU

  32. C.L.

    Failed Attorney-General, anti-vice warrior and free speech hater Nicola Roxon.

    Bergen-Belsen guard Irma Grese.

  33. - Lockout at 1 am, last drinks at 3 am.
    - Oh yeah – shots and high alcohol drinks like rumbos to be banned after midnight.
    - But wait, there’s more: police officers to compulsorily breathalyse patrons.

    This is seriously the best, the absolute best that these idiots could come up with.

    +21
    O’Farrell is a doofus. He could have just tried throwing the book at violent offenders.

    Not that it matters if you’re drinking in a “small” bar. They are exempt, as are restaurants, etc. (The gutless bastard is taking the ‘rules are fine for thee, but not for me’ approach.) The lefty commentariat will tongue bath him, coz their waterholes aren’t affected.

  34. Infidel Tiger

    “I look forward to continuing on your great work, Nicola.”

    http://www.thepunch.com.au/images/uploads/roxon.jpg

  35. I’m enjoying my tasty new concoction: one shot of Galliano (vanilla), one shot of Ambra Limoncello and one shot of Cherry Brandy.
    Mmmmm.
    I call it an “Up Yours, Wowsers”.
    (Lemonade or orange juice might go well therewith but the only beverages I have at home right now are alcoholic.)

  36. Assault way down. Wowserism way up.

    “Assaults are way down” has of course, an entirely different meaning to “minimal assaults”.

  37. JC

    Failed Attorney-General, anti-vice warrior and free speech hater Nicola Roxon.

    Bergen-Belsen guard Irma Grese.

    They were obviously separated at birth.

  38. Infidel Tiger
    #1161336, posted on January 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm
    “Last drinks”

    What has been seen cannot be unseen.
    The Slovenian hag in full anti-rape mode.
    My libido will now be in a one week remission (as a consequence of viewing that image)

  39. srr

    And yet, if Pickering Post were his real, instead of virtual house, all Larry’s Wowser Zombie guests would have trashed the joint, kicked his head in and eaten his face by now….in between nipping over here and trying to act human.

    Wowser’s, Zombies, Fascists, Leftists, Islamists, they’re all spawn of the same lover of the lie.

  40. Carpe Jugulum

    Not a day goes by when my decision to leave isn’t completely validated by new and more egregious nanny state bullshit.

    I’m hearing you there, although my reasons were a bit different.

    Ellen of Tasmania

    #1161320, posted on January 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Getting citizenship offshore is a long and difficult process. If i were an Oz expat in Thailand i’d stay Australian merely from a financial perspective.

  41. Dan

    #1161327, posted on January 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm
    Failed Attorney-General, anti-vice warrior and free speech hater Nicola Roxon.

    Bergen-Belsen guard Irma Grese.

    South Park nurse

  42. srr

    Is she laughing at those now under NSW Wowser Laws? http://t.co/T7RasZsiAC

  43. Helen

    No lady worthy of the name ever stands and drinks at a bar.

    Oh Dear, CL, I must be a bloke then! haha

  44. blogstrop

    The only tolerable way to live in Australia is to have enough money to fuck off from it when you want to have fun.
    I feel sorry for kids growing up in this fly blown shit heap.

    Go join Yobbo in Thailand. Many of us remember when pubs closed at 10pm, and the scenes on the streets were nothing like now, but we did enjoy life. We had fridges, after all. And it was before DUI became the ultimate anti-socialising force it is now. You could go to a restaurant, enjoy the evening, and get home without the paranoia that now prevails.

  45. Honesty

    Would a “sole purpose test” similar to that used for superannuation funds be effective in cleaning up Unions? No money can be spent other than on, a definition would be required, of the direct furtherance of members benefits. To do so would require a majority of members to cast a vote and that vote to be a majority in favour of anything outside this. Eg political donations, bikie donations, hookers (Thommo maybe a test case for the need for a specific rule here). It seems that this would put the power back in the hands of the members where it belongs.
    I wouldn’t legislate it I would prepare a draft proposals and offer self determination to the unions and ALP. Let them battle it out in front of the voter as to why it is a bad idea.
    Well Cats would this easily solve a lot of problems?
    This is an extension of a pet area of Judith’s in regard to unions funds buying left wing media companies?

  46. Tom

    I imagine the front bar of the Katherine Hotel is as sophisticated an option as it used to be, Helen. I’ll never forget, as an unworldly youth, being offered a large Aboriginal woman there in exchange for a bottle of port.

  47. Infidel Tiger

    Go join Yobbo in Thailand. Many of us remember when pubs closed at 10pm, and the scenes on the streets were nothing like now, but we did enjoy life. We had fridges, after all. And it was before DUI became the ultimate anti-socialising force it is now. You could go to a restaurant, enjoy the evening, and get home without the paranoia that now prevails.

    So you agree that modern Australia is a stink hole?

  48. I imagine the front bar of the Katherine Hotel is as sophisticated an option as it used to be, Helen. I’ll never forget, as an unworldly youth, being offered a large Aboriginal woman there in exchange for a bottle of port.

    Hmmm, not sure of the cost/reward ratio there Tom.
    On that scale Katherine is certainly trailing Camooweal, where the (slightly) more palatable offer of a nubile teenager (17-18 yrs) in exchange for half-dozen stubbies of XXXX is one deal that was debated for weeks, nay months, afterward.

  49. calli

    No lady worthy of the name ever stands and drinks at a bar.

    Oh Dear, CL, I must be a bloke then! haha

    It’s a bit like sweating/perspiring/glowing. We do not ‘drink’ but delicately sip our Pimms, wiv pinkie extended, natchurly!

  50. C.L.

    Women standing at a public bar?

    Yuck.

  51. jumpnmcar

    Women standing at a public bar?

    Yuck.

    But a fat arsed slut snorting cocaine in the ladies toilets is Yum Yum Yummy, right?

  52. Gab

    I used to stand at the public bar in my yoof but then I was the one serving the demon drink (Before I got promoted to the very classy :) Cocktail Bar in the pub and then had to make and serve cocktails).

  53. calli

    Women standing at a public bar?

    Depends on the bar, CL. And the patrons. Sometimes the most well-dressed types can be the worst, and the blue singlet and blundstone brigade can be the most gentlemanly. But I’m telling you something you already know.

  54. C.L.

    But a fat arsed slut snorting cocaine in the ladies toilets is Yum Yum Yummy, right?

    Mmyes, that follows logically.

  55. Infidel Tiger

    Women standing at a public bar?

    Not after 10 Bundy n’ Cokes.

  56. jumpnmcar

    Sometimes the most well-dressed types can be the worst, and the blue singlet and blundstone brigade can be the most gentlemanly

    Fuckin oath. :)

  57. srr

    Women standing at a public bar?

    Yuck.

    But a fat arsed slut snorting cocaine in the ladies toilets is Yum Yum Yummy, right?

    crass truth, trumps polite snobbery

  58. srr

    At BBC News….

    China injects fresh cash into banks
    2 hours ago

  59. calli

    I’m intrigued about Thailand as a refuge from the evil nanny state of Aus. Isn’t that the place where you can be clapped in irons if you criticise the King? (not a ‘go’ at Yobbo, but a serious question).

  60. candy

    A drunk woman seems more disgusting than a drunk man, for some reason.

  61. C.L.

    Emma Alberici, Lateline (15/10/2013):

    Victoria’s controversial independent MP Geoff Shaw is in trouble again, casting yet more doubt about how long the State Liberal Government can hold on. Mr Shaw holds the balance of power in Premier Denis Napthine’s Government.

    Today Mr Shaw was involved in a violent altercation with protesting taxi drivers, attracting yet more attention as he defends himself from charges that he misused public funds.

    Karen Percy reports from Melbourne.

    Today: Charges laid over Victorian MP Geoff Shaw’s clash with protesters.

    POLICE have charged four people with multiple offences, including kicking and unlawful assault, after a clash with rebel Victorian independent MP Geoff Shaw on the steps of Victoria’s parliament.

    The accused were part of a taxi industry protest over government reforms and pursued the MP last October when he tried to enter the parliament.

    Two 74-year-old men, a 51-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman have each been charged with unlawful assault and assault in company.

    The two oldest men were also charged with assault by kicking, while the 51-year-old faces a further charge of using insulting words.

    Initial footage of the melee showed Mr Shaw lashing out at protesters but later police vision of the full confrontation showed Mr Shaw being set upon by the protesters.

  62. DrBeauGan

    Hi DB, it looks as if we are antipodal which makes for slow dialogue. I shan’t pursue this after this post for fear of boring everyone, but:
    The principle of non-contradiction in symbolic logic comes out as ~[p&~p] where ~ denotes negation. It is a tautology, indeed the contrapositive of the law of the excluded middle, another tautology. That is to say, its truth does not depend on the proposition p. It is defined to be true because it follows from the rules of grammar for the words and and not. It says nothing about the world at large but something about our language.
    The proposition that there are fairies at the bottom of my garden says something about the world. If true it would entail certain possible sensory observations. Absent any such observations, sane people deny the truth of the proposition. To call the proposition an hypothesis is to say that one cannot know if it is true in advance of making observations.
    From tautologies one can deduce only other tautologies. This stops being fun rather quickly.
    The proposition God exists would seem not to be a tautology i.e. a property of our language on the face of things, but if you choose to define God with sufficient ingenuity you might make it one. In which case we may save ourselves the trouble of looking in the world for Him because he isn’t there. He is no more than a linguistic artefact. All the so called proofs of the existence of God accomplish nothing except a torturing of language. You might as well prove the existence of beans by carefully defining beans. These attempts to deduce properties of the world from the language we use to talk about it are the real category error.
    Plato started this nonsense, possibly through having been awestruck by Euclidean geometry and, unlike Euclid, failing to grasp the empirical content. The rubbish about self evident truths came fatally unstuck with the discovery of non-Euclidean geometries. The jesuit Saccheri nearly discovered hyperbolic geometry, proving a number of theorems but rejecting them as ‘ repugnant to reason’. Had he the integrity to confess that propositions aren’t false merely because you don’t like them, we might honour his name in place of Lobachevski.

  63. Helen

    I must say, though, when at the front bar, I do not dress like this, otherwise I might be thought a different kind of lady.

    Not much has changed in the front bar of the Katherine Hotel, Tom, I think I am just too lady like to go there!

  64. Sometimes the most well-dressed types can be the worst, and the blue singlet and blundstone brigade can be the most gentlemanly

    That is a phenomenon well known to those of us who deal with it sober.

  65. Gab

    I do not dress like this,

    Just as well. Totally the wrong colour for you.

  66. Infidel Tiger

    A drunk woman seems more disgusting than a drunk man, for some reason.

    It’s unseemly. Women should only drink when they are making Christmas Cake and only then to check the rum is the correct proof.

  67. squawkbox

    So am I, Calli. I can’t remember where I read it but I do recall reading an old Theodore Dalrymple article about life in some Latin American dictatorship. The theme was that there you could do anything you liked as long as you didn’t criticise the government, while in Western democracies criticising the government is about the only thing we are still allowed to do (and that’s before we get on TLS’ attempts to muzzle free speech etc).

  68. Helen

    I do understand though, that some would prefer this kind of lady standing at the bar.

  69. C.L.

    polite snobbery

    No no. It was a working class Australian tradition. No women in public bars.

    It was unheard of.

  70. Notafan

    MSN shown up again for its appalling bias in the Geoff Shaw matter. Good to see Victoria police doing their job.

  71. calli

    That looks like the dress Whoopi Goldberg wore in Jumping Jack Flash after it had gone through the paper shredder. I’m impressed by the young lady’s recycling ways.

    And on other recycling matters, I was greatly amused by the delightful Hanoi Jane on Sunrise this morning – we had the obesity hate, the Tea Party hate and finally the Obama lurrve. Nothing ever changes, nothing at all…

  72. C.L.

    No no. It was a working class Australian tradition. No women in public bars.

    It was unheard of.

    In fact, I think it was illegal.

    Tough but fair.

  73. Helen

    A drunk woman seems more disgusting than a drunk man, for some reason

    How quickly I have fallen, from standing at a bar, to standing at a front bar, to falling down at a front bar. Such is life.

    But it is raining and that is something to celebrate, drink wise. If only we weren’t on this non alcohol health kick, I would gather my chilled flute, crack a bottle of bubbles, then retired to the wide and deep verandah to sit and be one with the rain; smell sound, and soft kiss of drift.

  74. calli

    In fact, I think it was illegal

    .

    Don’t know about that, but the old North Willoughby pub had a ‘Ladies Lounge’ as opposed to the ‘Pubic Bar’. Along with the wonderful glass posters on the tiled wall that claimed ‘Rech’s Refreshes’ and the virtues of Dinner Ale.

  75. C.L.

    Yes yes, no lady this one.

    Yes, yes, no pub that one, you mean.

    It’s a TV set for Coronation Street.

  76. Infidel Tiger

    The only 2 advancements in Australian life since the 1950′s have been 1. The end of the 6 o’clock swill and 2. allowing sheilas in the front bar.

    It now looks like the swill is being re-introduced and soon everyone will have to be a sheila to get into the bar.

  77. jumpnmcar

    Dodge this “ lady ” CL
    Or is she not worth the term?

  78. Er… it was illegal for women to be in a public bar. That was what Merle Thornton & Rosalie Bognor were protesting about when they chained themselves to the bar in the Regatta Hotel (in Brisbane) in 1965.

    Gentlemen were only allowed into the ladies lounge if accompanied by a lady.

    As a legacy there are still plenty of pubs with no ladies dunny in the public bar.

  79. calli

    I note a common denominator in both ‘ladies’ Jump. They are both wearing pearls. (Note to self…always wear pearls with the hi-vis). ;)

  80. C.L.

    The Queen Mother routinely drank in public bars did she, Jump?

  81. C.L.

    Here’s how it changed …

    IT was a shout that reverberated down the years. On March 31, 1965, Merle Thornton and Ro Bogner were refused service at the Regatta Hotel in Brisbane. They were in the public bar, a male domain by law, and they chained themselves to the foot rail in protest.

    Sympathetic blokes bought them a beer…

    “The women, both married to Queensland University lecturers, and each the mother of two children, elbowed up to the bar . . . and drank beer with peak-hour crowds of men,” the paper says.

  82. Carpe Jugulum

    I’m intrigued about Thailand as a refuge from the evil nanny state of Aus. Isn’t that the place where you can be clapped in irons if you criticise the King? (not a ‘go’ at Yobbo, but a serious question).

    Correct Calli, although i don’t know what the wording of the charge is.

  83. srr

    …stepping around the clutch of women clucking about women (as women so ‘luuvvv’ to do), steps over the pile of words, taps the Doc on the sloping but strangely proud shoulder, and says, remember Ecclesiastes 12:12 , Beau?
    “And further, by these, my son, be admonished : of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.”
    You should try to, Beau.

  84. jumpnmcar

    I note a common denominator in both ‘ladies’ Jump. They are both wearing pearls. (Note to self…always wear pearls with the hi-vis).

    Sorry calli, even this crass neanderthal is not riffing on that. :)
    Too easy.

  85. Carpe Jugulum

    The Queen Mother routinely drank in public bars did she, Jump?

    She is a first round pick for my dinner party with historical figures. (if they were still alive)

  86. It’s hard to escape irrational Palin-hate even in a Swedish crime novel from the ’seventies.
    Having finally completed my set of Martin Beck novels by the Swedish (and Marxist) team of Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, I settle down to read the tenth and last, The Terrorists (trans. Joan Tate; London, 2011), with another refreshing glass of “Up Yours, Wowsers—vide supra—to hand, but in the Introduction (by one Dennis Lehane), I read:

    By ending the book—and the series— on the word Marx, Sjowall and Wahloo seem to be making their case for communism. But it feels no more a well-conceived solution than, say, Sarah Palin thirty-four years later, crowing about the free market as a solution to all capitalism’s ills.

    {Sigh}.

  87. jumpnmcar

    CL

    The Queen Mother routinely drank in public bars did she, Jump?

    Ooh, “routinely ” now is the difference is it?
    Please, what is the expectable bar drinking frequency that justifies the title ” Lady ” ?
    Keeping in mind you did say;

    No lady worthy of the name ever stands and drinks at a bar.

    Anyway, I’ll let it slide if you repost a comment changing ” ever ” to ” rarely “.
    That’ll make us both happier.

  88. Aristogeiton

    C.L.
    #1161390, posted on January 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Didn’t one of the men assaulting Shaw run off to the opposition leader’s chambers immediately afterwards? You watch the CCTV and Geoff Shaw is all class. The phone recording that these ‘victims’ supplied includes the exclamation ‘he punched back [...] we got it on tape’ (or some such). Yes folks, MPs are there to take your punches. Good for Mr. Shaw. Can he please attend outside the next Geert Wilders address for my amusement? We’ll see how these anaemic vegans can handle assaulting someone other than an enfeebled octogenarian.

    Besides which, he makes John Prescott seem positively unhinged:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XTiI1e-wVc

  89. nic

    Correct Calli, although i don’t know what the wording of the charge is.

    ‘lese majeste’ I think

  90. srr

    Yep jump, and I’m sure C.L. does understand that a true Lady can attend church, stand and drink at a public bar and shovel the shit out of the piggery if needs be, and in all situations, with the grace that doesn’t discomfort others…unless a little correcting discomfort is the medicine they’re in need of.

  91. Gab

    A gentleman never allows a lady he’s with to stand and drink at the public bar.

  92. jupes

    Isn’t that the place where you can be clapped in irons if you criticise the King?

    I own a book called The Devil’s Discuss which is illegal in Thailand.

    It is the story of the shooting death of the current King of Thailand’s older brother. Three Thai’s were executed for the crime. The book claims this was a miscarriage of justice and that suicide was the likely cause, since he was in love with a European girl but wasn’t allowed to marry her because he was King of Thailand.

    The book also claims that even though it was unlikely, the present King had more opportunity and motive to kill his brother than the men who were executed. Hence the banning.

  93. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    [Hadley]looks like hes been on the Bill Shorten diet too.

    Cripes. He’s already fatter then Wee Willie Shortarse The Alleged – he’s gonna have boobs bigger than this chick

  94. Aristogeiton

    Wee Willie Shortarse The Alleged

    Don’t you mean Wee Willie Shortcrust?

  95. Bruce of Newcastle

    Around mid 2013 the climateers decided the hiatus in temperatures, which showed their models up, was due to volcanoes. Volcanoes cool the planet through the enormous output of aerosols they produce.

    At the time I thought pull the other one its got bells on, because since the unpronounceable Icelandic volcano (Eyjafjallajökull) there have been very few popping off. (An exception being Puyehue-Cordón Caulle in Chile which managed a respectable VEI 3 in 2011. But that is tiny compared to Pinatubo’s VEI 6 in 1991…which did affect world temperatures a little bit.)

    So after the climateers went all in on volcanoes last year I was amused to read this on a speciality volcano blog just now:

    It is now quite clear how uneventful 2013 were for us volcano-lovers. Week after week we at Volcanocafé had to work hard to find something to write about, so we more and more explored out into long articles about volcanoes. In the end we started a series intended to cover entire North America so that we would be sure to have enough to write about. But, even though Kamchatka did its part 2013 was an eruption-dud.

    Like Professor Turkey, nature seems to reserve a special mischievousness for these people. Ain’t it fun?

  96. jupes

    Hey Ari what’s your opinion of BOF’s ‘One Punch’ Law?

    I like a couple of points: Increased mandatory penalties and that alcohol and drugs are not a mitagating factor.

    The rest of it is rubbish.

  97. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Stalin’s butt-boy Numbers the racist bigot: And the routine Islamophobia displayed here..

    Hmm. what is a phobia?

    A phobia ia a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.

    So a phobia is irrational.

    So ‘islamophobia’ is an irrational fear of islam.

    Consolidated world media reporting noted that in 2013, islamists/islamic jihadists conducted 2,801 attacks in 51 countries, killing 16,710 people and injuring 29,432 people.

    Therefore it is not in the least irrational to hold a compelling desire to avoid islamists/islamic jihadists.

    In fact, it is quite sensible.

    I do not see Numbers holidaying in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Chechnya, Dagestan or rural Pakistan, do you?

    Therefore, Numbers too is openly displaying a compelling desire to avoid islamists/islamic jihadists.

    Therefore, if his reasoning actually was sound (which would be a first), he too would be an ‘islamophobe’ by his own hilarious infantile definition.

  98. jumpnmcar

    srr @7: 24 pm
    I can’t elaborate on what CL understands.
    Just that he accidentally made a statement that is incorrect and, give time, he will acknowledge it in his own way.
    He is a good honest person with an exemplary record of …” squaring his ledger ” IMHO.

  99. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Don’t you mean Wee Willie Shortcrust?

    Hmm. Mebbe Wee Willie of Soggysao, Bobby the brown-hatter’s ‘mate’.

  100. Andrew

    unpronounceable Icelandic volcano (Eyjafjallajökull)

    It’s pronouced Eye-uh-fyull-uh-yer-kootl

  101. Carpe Jugulum

    Saw the ALPBC news online – how come they only now show shortie the pieman from the shoulders up?

    The gynaecomastia must have grown even larger. I still think he is on oestrogen therapy and will out himself as ‘Shirly’ Shorten any week now.

  102. Pickles

    Helen. About time for you to roll out a Top Springs Yarn. At least show up these Front Bar of The Katherine Hotel pretenders. I’m on dirt and all thumbs. Relay one of the Captains stories.

  103. …..what’s your opinion of BOF’s ‘One Punch’ Law?
    I like a couple of points: Increased mandatory penalties and that alcohol and drugs are not a mitagating factor.
    The rest of it is rubbish.

    Pretty good summary Jupes.

  104. DrBeauGan

    Thanks for the advice from Ecclesiastes, srr. Sunny fellow, wasn’t he? And keen on not tampering with good healthy natural ignorance.

  105. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    hahahahahahaha!

    You, sir, are truly wicked (you know who you are).

    The email said ‘this is Shorten’s new look’.
    (SFW)

    link

  106. Geriatric Mayfly

    I recall women of high moral fibre, who would not go into an hotel bar or lounge under any circumstances. The men would leave them in the car outside and if the temperature edged anywhere near 105F. a ‘pony’ might be brought out to slake their thirst and offer peace.

  107. srr

    Jump, I’m one of those who believes blog forums are not only enhanced with smilies, but that they can save a lot of unnecessary misunderstanding. Discussing the many subtle differences between true ladies and trained poseurs, is one of those situations ….so.I’ll shut up now…;) :)

  108. candy

    A gentleman never allows a lady he’s with to stand and drink at the public bar.

    Of course not.

  109. DrBeauGan

    Maybe Short’un is being treated for priapism at the behest of his wife and mum-in-law.

  110. srr

    Well Doc, I’ve had some wonderful teachers on my life, but even they couldn’t get through to some who held the craft of exhibiting knowledge, above understanding there is always more to know, and often to be discovered in in simple things, so common, that the knowledgeable keep blindly walking over, as lowly things, beneath their attention.

    But don’t let me detain you. Good day to you. Enjoy your promenade.

  111. Tintarella di Luna

    Ya know….France is a toilet on the economic side of things, but nanny state it isn’t. Neither is Italy or Germany. if these places get their act together economically they aren’t that bad.

    Italy and France have also banned full-face coverings, so they’re not that bad at all

  112. Rabz

    how come they only now show shortie the pieman from the shoulders up?

    Because his manboobs would fill up the screen?

  113. Notafan

    Now if France get a few convictions for FGM they would be even better.

  114. Tal

    Women used to sit in the ladies lounge and shell the peas while sipping sherry

  115. C.L.

    Ooh, “routinely ” now is the difference is it?

    Well, yes.

    A royal woman who wanders into a pub for a photo-op – like, once - is not, by definition, a frequenter of pubs.

  116. DrBeauGan

    Srr, the post was addressed to Dover Beach who shares my interest in logic and argument. You clearly do not. Quite right, stay away from it. It would only make you unhappy. Thought hurts your head, nature’s way of telling you not to do it.

  117. To be fair to the Queen Mother, she was well known for going into the public bars of pubs & used to do it pretty often (considering who she was).

  118. … and yes, there was usually a photo each time, for she was gracious enough to have a photograph presented to the pub afterward.

  119. Gab

    All this talk about pubs and sherry is driving me to drink. I’m going to have a Butterscotch Schnapps seeing as it’s winter in Melbourne.

  120. jupes

    Italy and France have also banned full-face coverings, so they’re not that bad at all

    True if they actually enforced the ban.

    I was in France late 2012 after the law had been passed but they certainly weren’t enforcing it. Dunno about Italy.

  121. Carpe Jugulum

    Because his manboobs would fill up the screen?

    They are huge, how many pies has he scoffed over the holiday season?

    Fkn mankini couldn’t contain that mass of flubber.

  122. C.L.

    Pediction …

    Dateline: approximately 3-4 years from now…

    Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick … Tonight on 60 Minutes: “Going Too Far.” In the rush to combat so-called “king hits,” did we overlook the ancient right of self defence? We talk to Ben and Madge Jones of Randwick. They say their son Josh is doing 8 years mandatory imprisonment for punching a man who was assaulting his girlfriend in Kings Cross. And he’s not the only one. A lobby group called Reclaim the Fight has begun a class action to appeal several sentences handed down during the early 2010s. We also speak to Geoff Shaw, Mark Latham and Patrick Keating … Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick …

  123. Tintarella di Luna

    Italy and France have also banned full-face coverings, so they’re not that bad at all

    True if they actually enforced the ban.

    I was in France late 2012 after the law had been passed but they certainly weren’t enforcing it. Dunno about Italy.

    They certainly do in Italy

  124. Carpe Jugulum

    I’m going to have a Butterscotch Schnapps seeing as it’s winter in Melbourne.

    I’ll be in Melbourne next week, a cat colleague meet up is in order for the southern mexicans.

  125. calli

    Thank you, Carpe. I didn’t know what a mankini was so I googled it. Now I need some of Gab’s schnapps…as an eye bath.

  126. candy

    Could it be that Bill Shorten is working on his pecs but forgotten the rest of him? just to be sort of fair to him.

  127. Leigh Lowe

    The Queen Mother routinely drank in public bars did she, Jump?

    Well, she was on the turps every waking moment so, if she happened to walk into a front bar somewhere, she would be drinking in a front bar.
    It could be equally true to say “The Queen Mother routinely drank in the toilets at Ascot” or “The Queen Mother routinely drank in the Rolls on the way to church at Sandringham” or “The Queen Mother routinely drank in the kitchen at Balmoral before breakfast”
    The location was incidental.
    The drinking was constant.

  128. Tal

    Sinclair has a mankini the Melbourne Uni colours

  129. Carpe Jugulum

    I didn’t know what a mankini was so I googled i

    Calli, i’m here to help. It’s what i do, i’m a people person. :) )

  130. Aristogeiton

    jupes
    #1161478, posted on January 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm
    Hey Ari what’s your opinion of BOF’s ‘One Punch’ Law?

    I like a couple of points: Increased mandatory penalties and that alcohol and drugs are not a mitagating factor.

    The rest of it is rubbish.

    I have made some posts earlier in the day comparing WA’s law, which don’t have a mandatory minimum. WA’s law, I understand, will be used as a template for the NSW law. Just what ‘offences involving alcohol’ means we won’t know until we see the Bill.

    I have also posted a couple of links to the WA case of JWRL above. The facts, as outlined in the sentencing appeal, should give you an idea of the kind of conduct which can be caught under the law, and where self-defence is available. Self-defence was not available in this case, however the defence of accident was available and JWRL was acquitted of manslaughter/murder. The Crown indicted again, and was successful in convicting JWRL under the ‘one-punch’ laws (though no punch was thrown) as the defence of accident is unavailable under these laws. It should be noted that NSW has no defence of ‘accident’, so he may well have been convicted there. It should be remembered that Kieran Loveridge plead out to manslaughter.

    You may find JWRL’s behaviour to be disgraceful, and the behaviour of RC and Mr Rowe blameless. For my part I consider this kind of case a perfect example of the open texture of the law against the vicissitudes of human conduct, and is an example of why I don’t support mandatory sentencing. If the laws were different, perhaps – but here’s the rub – the consequences of radical change are largely unforeseeable, and you may make things worse. I am, however, unhappy with the sentences imposed many violence offences, and particularly those for murder. In many cases, they are disgracefully inadequate. In my view, however, mandatory sentencing seems to be using a sledgehammer to crack a nut, and is capable of working substantial injustice.

    Here is the sentencing appeal in JWRL (see from [11] (p.6) for the facts):

    http://decisions.justice.wa.gov.au/Supreme/supdcsn.nsf/PDFJudgments-WebVw/2010WASCA0179/$FILE/2010WASCA0179.pdf

  131. Carpe Jugulum

    Well, she was on the turps every waking moment

    I believe Kevin Bloody Wilson wrote a song in her honour.

    What a champion Lady.

  132. Carpe Jugulum

    Sinclair has a mankini the Melbourne Uni colours

    My eyes, they burn.

  133. calli

    Yeah…I thought it was something along the lines of this. But, as usual, I was wrong.

  134. Tal

    He doesn’t even wax when he’s wearing it Carpe

  135. C.L.

    Our excuses must all sail in the same di-rection

    The court has previously heard International Immobiliare is the trading name of Boardroom Escorts in Sydney.

    Handwriting expert to testify in Craig Thomson case.

  136. blogstrop

    how come they only now show shortie the pieman from the shoulders up?

    For the same reason they did it for Nanny Roxon, and I note also that Giddy Lara has a fair amount of fabric drafted into service for a jacket. I’d not seen a revealing photo of her until recently, and suspect the same lurv media syndrome is at work for many on that side of politics. Julia fared pretty well until after the Latham era too.

  137. Carpe Jugulum

    He doesn’t even wax when he’s wearing it Carpe

    Oh god, now i’m going to need councilling.

  138. calli

    This illustrates my opinion of the horrible manthongi. Sigh…

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Hey Ari what’s your opinion of BOF’s ‘One Punch’ Law?

    I like a couple of points: Increased mandatory penalties and that alcohol and drugs are not a mitagating factor.

    Let’s make a complete list of things which should not be mitigating factors:
    Being on the piss;
    Being on drugs;
    My girlfriend just left me;
    Being a migrant from a shit-hole in Africa;
    Being an Aboriginal;
    Having your father piss off when you were a kid;
    Being diagnosed with any-fucking-thing vague between the date of the offence and the court hearing (ADHD, learning difficulties, whatever) by Dr Howlong;
    If you go to jail you will lose your job (which you just got in your cousins pizza shop the week before the hearing);
    Your girlfriend has miraculously fallen pregnant between the date of the assault and court hearing (your work is done fuckwit – you can do the time)

  140. I’m with Blogstrop. It’s the kneepad media covering up.
    I draw fellow cat readers’ attention to the photos one would see of John Della Bosca. He would routinely be shown from the worst possible angle. If possible looking like an elephant on a bicycle, with stupid foam helmet.
    Heaven only knows what journalist imposed line he crossed. But boyoboy, did they use images of him that’d over emphasise acne scars & blotchy skin

  141. The ABC was always going to support Shorten, now he needs so much support.
    I was asking my sons the other day whether they’d seen Shorten’s new mammaries, saying “I wager, though, that the ABC will shew Shorten only from the shoulders up”; I switched over to ABCNews24 and within a few minutes Shorten was on screen, blethering about evil Abbott, and, sure enough, his chest was not visible.

  142. Pickles

    Which day next week Carpe?

  143. Bruce of Newcastle

    Capitalism and the free market rules! The luvvies are all off agonising about Holden and Toyota, yet what do I see tonight but an advert on Ten during the Big Bash. Isuzu is back making cars. To whit one sexy looking SUV for a bit over 40 grand. And advertising it on the tele.

    My first car was an Isuzu Bellett built in 1965. It had seen a thing or two before it found its way to me. After uni I passed it on to the next guy…the Motor Registry point blank refused to let me gift it, so I charged my flatmate $13, which was the petrol in the tank. And, importantly, paid $2 stamp duty. Bureaucrats have been the same since Roman times.

    So it is with a strange feeling to see Isuzu back in the game. Fuck off Holden, take your Volts and crap back to Obama’s America and we’ll happily let the free market work courtesy of those people who made the Mitsubishi A6M Zero and the Honjo Masamune.

  144. jupes

    I am, however, unhappy with the sentences imposed many violence offences, and particularly those for murder.

    Hence the need for mandatory minimum sentences. Beaks cannot be trusted.

  145. C.L.

    Deadman, when I posted a link to the original Shorten moob picture in the SMH, it was removed within five minutes and replaced.

    Speaking of politicians, press and photography, I’ve noticed Fairfax prefers its Bernardi coverage to feature a wide-eyed (read crazy and zealous) portrait.

  146. Aristogeiton

    jupes
    #1161623, posted on January 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm
    I am, however, unhappy with the sentences imposed many violence offences, and particularly those for murder.

    Hence the need for mandatory minimum sentences. Beaks cannot be trusted.

    Did you read anything else I wrote, jupes?

  147. C.L.

    Speaking of Bernardi and journalists, Susie O’Brien in the Herald Sun posts an analysis in the Wow Just Wow class …

    Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi is a disgrace who doesn’t deserve to be a Member of Parliament.

    No woman wants to have an abortion, but it’s a right we have fought for over decades. As far as I am concerned, having an abortion is much better than having a baby you don’t want and don’t think you can care for.

    Demonising women who have abortions is a low act from a man who will never have to make that choice.

    Calling women who have abortions “pro-death” is a very low act. Mostly women are motivated by the fact that they aren’t ready to look after a child which makes them pro-life in my book – they are caring about the future life of their unborn child.

    What better way to show you care for the future life of your unborn child?

  148. pete m

    Susie is such a shallow puddle there is no reflection from it.

  149. stackja

    Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore is worried she will lose customers to other suburbs with the new alcohol laws unless drunks get more buses.

  150. C.L.

    Keith Olbermann reflects:

    “I’ve never fought the word genius when people have said that about me.”

  151. Leigh Lowe

    I switched over to ABCNews24 and within a few minutes Shorten was on screen, blethering about evil Abbott, and, sure enough, his chest was not visible.

    To be fair, it is difficult to get the man-boobs and the full forehead in one shot.

  152. They close the bars early in Bangkok too.

    I don’t live in Bangkok. I live in Samui, where is there is no law enforcement to speak of. Bars here don’t close.

  153. Yobbo, are you a Thai citizen, and have you relinquished your Aussie citizenship – if it’s not impolite to ask?

    No. Thailand doesn’t give out citizenships willy nilly. You have to have lived here over a decade and be able to read and speak Thai at a native level to qualify.

  154. dd

    I have to say of Barry O’Farrell that I’m impressed that, in response to alcohol-related violence (as it’s being termed) he’s actually focusing on the violence, and the perpetrators of the violence.

    as far as CBD shut down at 3 am, being a libertarian I’m against it in theory, but I feel that in this case practicality and the reality on the ground counterveils. There seems to be a genuine social problem going on, and this tactic worked on a similar problem in Newcastle.

  155. I’m intrigued about Thailand as a refuge from the evil nanny state of Aus. Isn’t that the place where you can be clapped in irons if you criticise the King? (not a ‘go’ at Yobbo, but a serious question).

    The point of Thailand (and other SEasian countries like Cambodia or the Philippines) isn’t the laws themselves, it’s that the government doesn’t have the resources to enforce those laws, so everyone just ignores most of them.

    On paper, Thailand is much less free than Australia. In practice, much more free.

  156. jupes

    Did you read anything else I wrote, jupes?

    I tried Ari. Really I did. First I tried to wade through the appeal to work out what happened, then I re-read your post and my eyes started to glaze over at sentences like this:

    For my part I consider this kind of case a perfect example of the open texture of the law against the vicissitudes of human conduct, and is an example of why I don’t support mandatory sentencing.

    OK, you’re point as I understand it is that not all cases are black and white so judges cannot be limited by mandatory sentences. Your example supposedly illustrates this, however I’m not sure it would fall under Bazza’s law. The perpetrator killed an unarmed thug who was attacking his friend by a blow to the head with a lump of Jarrah. The judge and appeal judge let him off with a suspended sentence.

    My point still stands that if someone is convicted of a crime as serious as murder, then mandatory minimum sentences are required because – as you yourself say – “In many cases, they are disgracefully inadequate.” The appeal you linked to supports this IMHO.

  157. stackja

    Mention of other places without laws, is there violence or does the culture not support it. Australian recent culture of kicking a man when down is not what I remember in the past.

  158. An example of laws in Thailand that are on the books but completely ignored by everyone (including police)

    * prostitution is illegal
    * smoking in bars is illegal
    * almost all road rules, including roadworthiness and drink driving
    * bar closing times (ignored in most places, except for religious holidays and royal celebrations, which are enforced by community rather than police)
    * overstaying your visa (just pay a bribe, nobody cares)
    * owning a firearm (technically illegal for foreigners unless you own land in Thailand, in practice police recognise the right to self-defence).

    Many more. Most of which I am probably not aware of.

    Drug laws are actually enforced. (In that if I got caught with say, a gram of cocaine I would have to bribe the police $2000 to let me go.) Laws against trafficking OTOH are rigidly enforced.

  159. dd

    Another feature of Australian life is that party goers have to commute to go somewhere fun. This is partly because licencing and business regulation make it hard to set up small operations in a variety of locations.

    Whenever you get a large concentration of drinking establishments in the one place you get problems.

  160. Leigh Lowe

    I have to say of Barry O’Farrell that I’m impressed that, in response to alcohol-related violence (as it’s being termed) he’s actually focusing on the violence, and the perpetrators of the violence.

    We finally seem to have acknowledged that the term “alcohol-fuelled violence” is a phrase coined by lefty Nanny Roxon types to attack the licquor industry.
    Fatty’s proposals include a massive increase in penalties for supply and possession of steroids, which recognises that ‘roid rage is a driver in most of these attacks.

  161. Aristogeiton

    jupes
    #1161675, posted on January 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm
    [...]
    I tried Ari. Really I did. First I tried to wade through the appeal to work out what happened, then I re-read your post and my eyes started to glaze over at sentences like this.
    [...]
    Your example supposedly illustrates this, however I’m not sure it would fall under Bazza’s law.

    You have forgotten that the thugs had recently beaten his friend quite severely, and JWRL was not out looking for trouble. As I explained, the WA law does not attract a mandatory sentence. The WA law is what will be used, I understand, as the basis of the NSW law, which will. Let’s wait to see a bill, but the provision in JWRL is a ‘one punch’ law (according to Hansard). This is what you get when you demand new laws with mandatory sentences: unintended consequences. Did JWRL deserve 8, or 20 years because alcohol was ‘a factor’ (whatever that may mean)? You may think so, but I think not.

    My point still stands that if someone is convicted of a crime as serious as murder, then mandatory minimum sentences are required because – as you yourself say – “In many cases, they are disgracefully inadequate.”

    By the same token, criminals need not undergo a trial because in many cases they are wrongly acquitted. You do realise that murder is an offence under the criminal law, right? The whole point is that these offences are not murder. If you are talking about mandatory sentences for murder then you have radically changed the subject matter of the discussion.

  162. dd

    The whole point is that these offences are not murder.

    But most killings can be argued to not be murder, one way or another. It was the heat of the moment your honour; I was only trying to hurt him your honour; he riled me up bad beforehand; I was scared your honour; I was mentally impaired; I was hallucinating, etc.
    Thus the legal eagles find an escape hatch in most cases to avoid the severe penalties attached to ‘murder.’ Call it something else and your client’s problem is solved. Only the most callous, cut and dried cases, remain as actual ‘murder’.

  163. Tiny Dancer

    Juries acquit people of murder, not lawyers. Juries supposedly apply their own commensense and community values. Maybe the definition of murder has to be widened but that brings it’s own problems.

  164. Bruce of Newcastle

    this tactic worked on a similar problem in Newcastle

    dd – Seems to be true. The town has been quiet over the Christmas-New Year period as far as I can tell. Late last year there were a few incidents but nothing for some months. I don’t like the shut out especially, but if it is working it has a lot going for it.

    On paper, Thailand is much less free than Australia. In practice, much more free.

    Yobbo – For now. The Red Shirt/Yellow Shirt thing may be about to go extremely feral since the Yellow Shirts have demanded to rule by fiat. They are restrained by the army and the monarchy from doing anything particularly silly, but it sounds close to the edge. Election day could be very dangerous.

    I guess you know this better than any of us could, but if the monarch dies at an inopportune time or if the army decides it has had enough, you could rapidly end up in a bad place. Foreign nationals tend to be everyone’s target in situations like that. Keep safe, son.

  165. Aristogeiton

    Tiny Dancer
    #1161721, posted on January 21, 2014 at 10:48 pm
    Juries acquit people of murder, not lawyers. Juries supposedly apply their own commensense and community values. Maybe the definition of murder has to be widened but that brings it’s own problems.

    +1

  166. Nic

    Demonising women who have abortions is a low act from a man who will never have to make that choice.

    Yep, that quote sums things up. Daring to ask questions means demonising. The whole debate is about refusal to accept certain facts and face them

  167. egg_

    Saw the ALPBC news online – how come they only now show shortie the pieman from the shoulders up?

    So that he doesn’t make a boob of himself?

  168. egg_

    nature seems to reserve a special mischievousness for these people

    Fools?

  169. Brian of Moorabbin

    Just got back from work, saw CL’s comment at 4.19pm, and had to comment:

    While the unions support criminal gangs, we’ll continue to stand up for innocent Queenslanders who have had enough of these gangs and the huge list of crimes they commit,” Mr Crisafulli told the news paper.

    In fact, bikies commit hardly any crimes at all, according to crime statistics.

    Maybe he was referring to the unions (and their criminally infested offshoot, the ALP), not the bikies? ;)

  170. Honesty

    Stand up at restaurant in Thailand and say the “King is a fag” and see how free it is.

  171. Infidel Tiger

    Stand up at restaurant in Thailand and say the “King is a fag” and see how free it is.

    Call anyone a “fag” in Australia and see how free it is.

  172. Brian of Moorabbin
    Stand up at restaurant in Thailand and say the “King is a fag” and see how free it is.

    Call anyone a “fag” in Australia and see how free it is.

    Challenge accepted.

    Numbers is a fag.

  173. Nic

    Stand up at restaurant in Thailand and say the “King is a fag” and see how free it is.

    Very true. See what happens when caught with drugs when your bribe money just isn’t enough or an accuser has more

  174. Sinclair Davidson

    Numbers is a cigarette?

  175. In fact, bikies commit hardly any crimes at all, according to crime statistics.

    Perhaps. I know that a lot of bikies boast of having committed crimes.
    Many people commit crimes which never feature in statistics.
    In fact, Julia Gillard committed no union-related fraud at all, according to crime statistics—but those statistics might one day change if Victorian detectives and prosecutors do their jobs properly.

  176. Brian of Moorabbin

    So is the King of Thailand apparently Sinc ;)

  177. Aristogeiton

    Sinclair Davidson
    #1161764, posted on January 21, 2014 at 11:40 pm
    Numbers is a cigarette?

    Yes, a “VC Red” poisoned menthol.

  178. Brian of Moorabbin
    Sinclair Davidson
    #1161764, posted on January 21, 2014 at 11:40 pm
    Numbers is a cigarette?

    Yes, a “VC Red” poisoned menthol.

    Remember when a packet of Winfields was referred to by its colour (Winnie Blues or Winnie Reds)?

    Numbers is a Whiney Red…

  179. Grigory M

    Now hear this. The smoking lamp is lit.

  180. Aristogeiton

    Brian of Moorabbin
    #1161788, posted on January 22, 2014 at 12:00 am
    [...]
    Numbers is a Whiney Red…

    +1

  181. C.L.

    Odd that Roger Federer has forged ahead today without the COME ONs!! of Leighton, the gesticulating of Puppy, the FUCK OFFs of Mitchell or the bird of the ice-skating world.

    The steel and the will are within.

  182. Rafe

    Eat your hearts out losers! In June/July I will take up lodgings in the picturesque village of Blockley, gateway to the North, as a base to explore the Old Dart and also the mysterious Continent, courtesy of a friend who has rented a place for six months and invited selected moochers to make use of the facilities, by arrangement. See you in St Petersberg, on the Rhine, and then on to Cyprus.

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