Thursday forum: January 30, 2014

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  1. candy

    “but the mask slips every now and then, and they are right behind the Greens in looking for ways to ruin the operation”

    It definitely slipped today, I thought too, Fisky. Mssrs. Carr and Ludwig were openly sneering and aggressive.

    In fact, since ALP are against OSB, they will have to rescind it come the next election, and the boats will start again. I wonder how Bill Shorten can go with this in the long run.

  2. Shut up Stevie. This peak pub. You should be serving drinks.

    You are stupid enough to get your knowledge of pubs from watching TV shows.
    You’re confusing the word “pub” with “bar” (Doofus).
    Which show did you get your knowledge of the pub trade from? “Cheers”? “Bellbird”? “The Flying Doctors”? “The Sullivans”?

  3. Carpe Jugulum

    It would help if the rest of the Ministers take a leaf out of Morrison’s play book and used it.

    I agree, it would put them on the ball and get them to be all over their respective briefs. It is no use trying to pander to people (luvvies, greenfilth) who have no intention of ever voting for you, give the aspirational Australians some hope and actually show leadership.

  4. Armadillo

    Looks like Morrison is going to need a ‘Cat Name’?

    Morrow seems to be a shortner – perhaps ‘tomorrow’ may be apt considering the impending coup?

  5. JC

    So you busiest trade is 9.00am in the morning and working hours, stevie?

  6. Makka

    “Mssrs. Carr and Ludwig were openly sneering and aggressive.”

    Master stroke by Morrison attending the Senate hearing, baiting these GreenLeft scum who want to see more dead bodies floating in our waters then parading their despicable personae to all Australia as the disgusting traitorous slimeballs they really are. All of it broadcasted by the ALPBC! There you go numbers, your ALPBC in all it’s glory.

  7. Tracey

    I recall Nikki Savva nominating Scott Morrison as Tony Abbott’s likely successor a couple of years ago over the squealing protests of old Leathery and an hysterical David Marr taking umbrage at this gross disrespect to their man Malcolm.

  8. jupes

    She coulda been a contender! but she absolutely blew it.

    A year 10 student vs the most competent general in the ADF. It was always going to end badly for her.

  9. JC

    Why would they build a church underwater, CL?

  10. entropy

    To which the General asked: Are you referring to the fictional TV series Sea Patrol?

    Not that silly. Guy who wrote it served, national service which he won’t talk about. Fiction yes, but honourable.

    Other credits: Sullivans, Certain Women, Blue Heelers, Sea Patrol, Country Practice, A Place to Call Home, many others. If you remember the Sullivans it had a heavy services theme. Latest book is here.

    I would say he’s the best and most prolific writer Australia has ever produced. Doesn’t sound his own trumpet.

    Yep. Qualiteeee.

    Product Description
    They were on their way to school when it happened. Harold, the 13-year-old computer nerd, Zoe the 15-year-old sport fanatic, Zachary the drifter whose current temporary job was school bus driver, and Meg Henderson who was born to rule, played polo and taught English and History at Dalrymple Ponds High School, were quietly going to school on a perfectly ordinary day when Slarn slavers arrived from space in a vast armada of starships and abducted 98% of Earth’s population, including Harold, Zoe, Zachary and Meg.

    But the perfectly ordinary day wasn’t over yet. After making a jump through Space-Time, the Slarn fleet came under devastating attack from hostile forces, the starship was damaged and evacuated, and the four mismatched passengers on the school bus found themselves the only people left on board.

    They soon found that the starship was sentient, embodying the mind of a young English woman named Guinevere, born in the time of Henry VIII and abducted by the Slarn on an earlier raid. They persuaded her to return them to Earth but owing to a misjudged leap in Space-Time, the Earth they returned to was 90 years after the mass abduction.

    The loss of population had resulted in a loss of technology: descendants of an outlaw biker gang were now a horse-riding warrior caste, there was a matriarchal society of forest dwellers and there were cannibals in the forests.

    In a race against time, Harold, Zoe, Zachary and Miss Henderson had not only to learn how to survive but also repair the starship with available tools and materials before she exploded and devastated the homeland of their new friends (and enemies).

    I think he is asking about $4.56 too much.

  11. Carpe Jugulum

    I wonder how Bill Shorten can go with this in the long run.

    Dolly man bobs won’t be there for the long run, he’ll be gone by August 2014.

    (anyone want to set up a book on that)

  12. JC

    over the squealing protests of old Leathery

    He’s such a dickhead.

  13. JC

    (anyone want to set up a book on that)

    I can’t imagine any possible reason why you’d say that, Carp. None. How on earth could that possibly happen? LOl.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    Morrison’s problem is he is hard and scary like Abbott. Not soft and fluffy like Turnbull and Rudd.

    Voters like soft and fluffy.

    Remember Debenham? One look and I knew he wouldn’t get up over Iemma. The guy was scary as shite.

    Same problem Robertson has got, but he’s only keeping the seat warm until the ALP finds a suitable Keneally clone.

  15. So you busiest trade is 9.00am in the morning and working hours, stevie?

    Jesus Christ on a broomstick you are Doofus JC. You really have confused the words “bar” & “pub”.

    (How much dumb can be squeezed into the one guy?)

  16. Tracey

    I phrased that badly JC. It was more likely poor David who was squealing.

  17. Fisky

    Morrison is very even-tempered. Have you ever seen him lose his shit? Never. He’s got a better handle on it than Abbott or anyone else.

  18. calli

    Fisk be nimble
    Fisk be quick…

    Watch put for your bum on the candlestick!

    Agree about the Dollster…he’s gone by Christmas, if not sooner.

  19. Leigh Lowe

    Looks like Morrison is going to need a ‘Cat Name’?

    Perhaps “The Hyphenator” after today.

  20. calli

    Watch out…bloody iPad .

  21. Delta A

    Thank you, all, for a highly entertaining evening. I love it when the cats come out to frolic with no trolls ruining the repartee.

  22. 2dogs

    Master stroke by Morrison

    Yes, the ALP are now locked out of the “me-too-ist” approach on this issue for the 2016 election. Rudd had given them a shot at that with the PNG solution, but they can’t run that line now.

    Bill “I’ll restart the boats” Shorten is going to lose.

  23. JC

    Stevie..

    Is this some IQ test I failing as in

    A Sock is to a foot and a bar is to a pub? True false.

    WTF are you trying to say, you idiot?I made a perfectly reasonable comment that you ought to be serving drinks at this hour seeing you say you own a pub. This was after you thought you were making a witty comment about other people’s work habits around here. Explain yourself or shut up.

  24. JC

    Morrison’s problem is he is hard and scary like Abbott. Not soft and fluffy like Turnbull and Rudd.

    Voters like soft and fluffy.

    He’s extremely articulate. The fluffy crap can be beaten into him easily.

  25. Tom

    Dolly man bobs won’t be there for the long run, he’ll be gone by August 2014.

    …once they figure out how to sack him under the Little Shit’s power-for-life voting system, which he bequeathed on his way out the door. About 2017 should see him out.

  26. Carpe Jugulum

    An incredible find: 1500-year-old church found under Turkish lake.

    A pity there is only one photo at the link. Although i’d be curious to see if there were crypts or tombs below ground level.

    Not being macarbe, just historically curious.

  27. Gab

    I wouldn’t mind watching a replay of the hearing today but A-PAC is telling me I need a “plug-in” to watch but doesn’t explain what type. Not that I know what a “plug-in” means.

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    Morrison vs Bishop will be fine match. Like a Superbowl.

    Sadly I’m going for Broncos and Manning. Seattle are good team but not that good.

  29. Carpe Jugulum

    About 2017 should see him out.

    The unionfilth with the numbers and power will boot him easy.

  30. C.L.

    Why would they build a church underwater, CL?

    The foundations of the church are currently lying in water that is about 1.5 to two meters deep…

    İznik has gone through many earthquakes that destroyed such structures. The best known is the one that occurred in 740 A.D. Our first observations show that the structure collapsed in this earthquake and that the coastal side was submerged. The church was subsequently not rebuilt.”

    Kind of hard to believe nobody had noticed a whopping bascilica in 2 metres of water.

    He said the structure was discovered while photographing the city from the air to make an inventory of historical and cultural artifacts.

    The town of Iznik in Turkey was Nicaea in ancient times. Nicaea was the site for the first ever ecumenical council. That’s where the Nicene Creed was composed in 325 – which we still recite every Sunday. “We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible …” Etc.

    So look out for Muslims trying to blow it up.

  31. Carpe Jugulum

    Sadly I’m going for Broncos and Manning.

    Seahawks by 6 points.

    Next season it’ll be Bengals time.

  32. Leigh Lowe

    I wouldn’t mind watching a replay of the hearing today but A-PAC is telling me I need a “plug-in” to watch but doesn’t explain what type. Not that I know what a “plug-in” means.

    It’ll be out on DVD mid February.

  33. Carpe Jugulum

    Not that I know what a “plug-in” means.

    I had that come up for me (using a tablet), i just went to the lowest resolution and it worked ok.

  34. Bruce of Newcastle

    Although i’d be curious to see if there were crypts or tombs below ground level.

    Not big enough. Time Team has excavated several similar churches in Britain. At most there might be a reliquary in the sanctuary, but even that would be pretty small, say 20cm x 20cm.

  35. Leigh Lowe

    Voters like soft and fluffy.

    Nup.
    Voters like decisive, capable and reliable.
    No-one voted for John Howard because they thought he’d be a great bloke to have on a footy trip or at a BBQ.

  36. Carpe Jugulum

    Not big enough

    A pity, but it makes me curious to know more.

  37. C.L.

    A pity there is only one photo at the link. Although i’d be curious to see if there were crypts or tombs below ground level.

    Not being macarbe, just historically curious.

    Interesting point. As a basilica, it almost certainly had a crypt and cemetery.

  38. Rabz

    Where have all the lobotomised leftist losers gone, peoples?!

    No mUttley
    No semenblogger shitferbains
    No Tony N
    No THR
    No Dillman
    No Homer
    No Bird
    No Wodj
    No spudpeeler? We can but hope.
    :x

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    Seahawks by 6 points.

    I’ve been backing the 49ers ever since Don Lane brought NFL to our TV’s. Unfortunately they lost to the Seahawks last week. Who are not good enough.

    Bengals? Dreaming, kiddo. Did OK this season, but way to go yet.

  40. Fisky

    I still don’t understand why Shorten is allowing his underlings to talk him into a totally unelectable position on the boats – there isn’t even a figleaf of responsibility anymore. He’s crazy and has no sense of self-preservation.

  41. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From JC at 9:52 pm:

    “Why would they build a church underwater, CL?”

    To keep the rabbits out.

  42. calli

    That’s a tremendous discovery, CL. I think that the Council of Nicaea was when St Nicholas came to blows with the Arminians. Definitely not the Coca Cola Santa.

  43. Rabz

    FFS, how on God’s Earth do you peoples manage to post what seems to be about 500 comments in about three hours?

  44. Just for you JC, I draw attention to the time. It is now 9:10 pm.
    Probably the quietest time of night in a bar.
    The early evening crowd is well & truly gone home. The late night crowd is still at home & only halfway through a bottle of spirits.

  45. “Why would they build a church underwater, CL?”

    For ease of conducting baptisms, presumably.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Morrison vs Bishop will be fine match. Like a Superbowl.

    Sadly I’m going for Broncos and Manning. Seattle are good team but not that good.

    Floyd Mayweather has bet US$10.4mn on the Broncos to win. That’s a serious bet. I’ve never heard of a bigger one.

  47. Steve of Glasshouse

    “Why would they build a church underwater, CL?”

    Earliest CFMEU go slow site ever found..?

  48. Makka

    “No-one voted for John Howard because they thought he’d be a great bloke to have on a footy trip or at a BBQ.”

    I just hope Australia hasn’t moved on from that. We do need strong, clear and predictable Conservative leadership in the LNP for it to stay in Govt. Abbott has not been delivering that, more concerned as he is with making friends with the Leftscum.

  49. candy

    Why would they build a church underwater, CL?”

    lots and lots of Holy water?

  50. calli

    Spiritually Assisted Breathing Apparatus?

  51. johanna

    “The other two Dept Secs put up a pretty good show too, especially the bloke from Customs and Border Security.’

    Had some dealings with Pezzullo back when he was a mid-level Pube making his way. He was always a star in the making – uber-sharp, professional, and courteous.

    It must be a great relief to him and his colleagues in Immigration to finally have a Minister who is not actively undermining their efforts.

  52. sdfc

    Too much downtime in American footfall.

  53. Carpe Jugulum

    Bengals? Dreaming, kiddo. Did OK this season, but way to go yet.

    I’ll put up a fiver they make the playoffs.

  54. Rabz

    He’s crazy and has no sense of self-preservation.

    What new opposition leader first up after their pardee’s suffered a massive election loss does have any?

    He doesn’t want to be the ‘opposition’ leader at the next election.

    Here’s hoping he hands Dilbeserk that poisoned chalice.

    Expect a big, dodgey Thermomix scandal to loom very large in Dolly’s fevered imagination, very soon.

    Various non existent public servants will feed him this definitive, destructive, information.

    You heard it here, first, peoples!

    :)

  55. Beef

    Spiritually Assisted Breathing Apparatus?

    I’m sensing a novel in it Calli !

  56. Tom

    Where have all the lobotomised leftist losers gone, peoples?!

    And you were doing so well, Rabz. Mental illness can strike without warning.

    A troll-free (or troll-minimised) Cat is far more useful.

  57. H B Bear

    The Pieman has already locked the Liars Party into taking the Carbon Tax to the electorate in 2016. I don’t think he’ll be around to do it anyway.

    Not sure who is next through the revolving door. They can’t try and take Albosleazy to a general election and even the Liars wouldn’t try and sell Dilbersek to the electorate.

  58. Carpe Jugulum

    Not sure who is next through the revolving door.

    Puff Pasry Ludwig or Setka’s floozie may get preselected.

  59. sdfc

    I think Tom’s comment was about me Rabz. I’m hurt, I thought Tom and I were friends.

  60. entropy

    Dolly man bobs won’t be there for the long run, he’ll be gone by August 2014.

    …once they figure out how to sack him under the Little Shit’s power-for-life voting system, which he bequeathed on his way out the door. About 2017 should see him out.

    They would just come up with a compelling reason for him to resign. They just can’t think of any right now though….but there is sure to be something when it is needed. The faceless men just need to be sure it won’t expose them too.

  61. Rabz

    Not sure who is next through the revolving door. They can’t try and take Albosleazy to a general election and even the Liars wouldn’t try and sell Dilbersek to the electorate.

    Howes‘ your Fatherland?

  62. They would just come up with a compelling reason for him to resign. They just can’t think of any right now

    Unless he has to leave parliament due to having been convicted of a crime for which the punishment is more than a year in prison. But that couldn’t happen to him.

  63. Tom

    sdfc, you’re a quality lefty, not like the drooling trollscum dregs we have to put up with around here. You’re just wrong about everything. That’s OK. Nobody’s perfect.

  64. Notafan

    Talking to a arch lefty today who truly thinks he is the brain of Britain.He was pontificating that Turnbull would soon topple Abbott.
    How we laughed
    (quietly to ourselves)

  65. srr

    Hard and scary, soft and cuddly, unelectables we can’t get rid of, born leaders we can’t get elected, idolised scum, ignored heroes……

    bob kernohan 57 minutes ago
    I am nothing, naught without the great support I receive from my mates here on Larry’s site and my mates on Michael Smith News. It is a great feeling knowing that you, (us) are pushing hard against the grain of corruption in unions. We must never again see a self confessed communist be installed as our PM by a bunch of power drunk union officials.

    ……all that crazy, fools in Ferrari’s and Kings on asses, must, and shall be sorted.

  66. Sinclair Davidson

    Okay – I’m thinking of a gangster movie where the girlfriend becomes a police informant and gets strangled for her trouble. Before this one of the gangsters discovers she is a mole but the don doesn’t believe him and has him welded into a drum and dumped in a river. What is the name of the movie? Driving me wild and google hasn’t been able to assist.

  67. Carpe Jugulum

    Howes‘ your Fatherland?

    No it will be some angst ridden emily’s lister who hates AbbottSatan666

  68. Carpe Jugulum

    What is the name of the movie?

    ALP National Conference?

  69. Armadillo

    Not sure who is next through the revolving door.

    Don Farrell has ambition – not so sure about the stamina though.

  70. Infidel Tiger

    Okay – I’m thinking of a gangster movie where the girlfriend becomes a police informant and gets strangled for her trouble. Before this one of the gangsters discovers she is a mole but the don doesn’t believe him and has him welded into a drum and dumped in a river. What is the name of the movie? Driving me wild and google hasn’t been able to assist.

    Return of The Jedi??

  71. Carpe Jugulum

    You’re biased.

    You’re a pheasant pluckers son, what is your point.

  72. Tom

    Hey Sven! Leave me mate alone.

  73. Bruce of Newcastle

    A pity, but it makes me curious to know more.

    Carpe, all I can go on is the photo. When Time Team has excavated a chapel with an apse and galleries both sides, the galleries are maybe 3 m wide and the apse similar. This pic is from a cathedral of the same design, whereas the Turkish building was only a church. Smaller.

    The aspect which defines the scale is the wall thickness of the semicircular apse. Unlikely to be more than 1 m thick. Medieval engineers didn’t waste stone, they used enough to keep the building from falling down but the effort to produce a wall 2 m thick would not be justified. So the apse probably has a diameter of about 4m.

    For a building that is maybe 8m wide, including the galleries, you wouldn’t excavate major crypts. Maybe a grave or two under or behind the altar. Nothing else would fit.

    I am no archaeologist, but watching many a Time Team does give you a feel for what size a stone building is.

  74. JC

    Just for you JC, I draw attention to the time. It is now 9:10 pm.
    Probably the quietest time of night in a bar.
    The early evening crowd is well & truly gone home. The late night crowd is still at home & only halfway through a bottle of spirits.

    Oh Okay… 9.oo is quiet time in pub land. Didn’t know that stevie.

  75. stackja

    ALP/Greens should block supply to stop OSB. Then we will have a DD.
    Does Australia want open borders? Vote ALP/Greens.
    If not then do not vote ALP/Greens.

  76. Gab

    The Iceman?

    Confessions of a Mafia Hitman?

  77. JC

    Sinc,

    Was it set in the 30′s like upstate new york?

  78. Carpe Jugulum

    Hey Sven! Leave me mate alone.

    I can’t help it, a barrel full of fish and a shotgun theory is in play.

  79. Sinclair Davidson

    JC – might have been.

  80. JC

    Why would they build a church underwater, CL?”

    lots and lots of Holy water?

    I was actually kidding around.

  81. Sinclair Davidson

    I keep thinking the actress was Patsy Kensit – but no.

  82. Carpe Jugulum

    Carpe, all I can go on is the photo.

    Thanks for the info Bruce, greatly appreciated.

  83. Leigh Lowe

    Okay – I’m thinking of a gangster movie where the girlfriend becomes a police informant and gets strangled for her trouble. Before this one of the gangsters discovers she is a mole but the don doesn’t believe him and has him welded into a drum and dumped in a river. What is the name of the movie? Driving me wild and google hasn’t been able to assist.

    Sea Patrol?
    Sea Mole Patrol?
    I dunno

  84. Carpe Jugulum

    Thats enough for me tonight

    Konbanwa Cat Sama.

  85. candy

    Gangster movies, with strangulation and people being thrown into a river – now that sounds original!

  86. pete m

    The Sicilian Girl looks close too

  87. Tracey

    Gangster Squad? Sorry, I can’t remember what happened to the girlfriend but think she might have given info to the cops. That’s all I got. There was drinking involved the night I watched that movie.

  88. Hey sdfc. Don’t pay any attention to Tom the SchitzaDoodle.

  89. Leigh Lowe

    It must be a great relief to him and his colleagues in Immigration to finally have a Minister who is not actively undermining their efforts.

    I think that was palpable today.
    Six years of writing responses to Green-inspired ministerials about Achmed’s scratched laptop, or Mohammed’s lost sneakers or Jamil’s hurt feelings will do that.

  90. Rabz

    I’m thinking of a gangster movie where the girlfriend becomes a police informant and gets strangled for her trouble. Before this one of the gangsters discovers she is a mole but the don doesn’t believe him and has him welded into a drum and dumped in a river. What is the name of the movie?

    The History of the ALP?

  91. sdfc

    Carpe

    You’re biased.

    You’re a pheasant pluckers son, what is your point.

    It was a joke you stupid prick.

  92. Mike of Marion

    Sorry – not the Hansard

  93. jupes

    Abbott has not been delivering that, more concerned as he is with making friends with the Leftscum.

    Yeah nah. The jury’s out. The government has only been in for a few months and is kicking a few goals while Abbott seems to be setting his enemies up for future destruction.

    Obviously the boat policy is the gold standard, but let’s not forget that Hunt has cut a lot of green tape and approved a lot of projects including Abbot Point. Repeal day is a good idea that sets a positive tone and the SPC and Holden decisions send a message to rent seekers.

    While Abbott hasn’t moved against the ABC and unions as fast as we would like, he seems to be ‘doing them slowly’ in the words of a former Labor prime minister. The same could probably be said about the Human Rights Commission.

    I’m still optimistic.

  94. Mr Rusty

    is someone able to update on the full extent of doofiness today exhibited by Senator Hanson-Young?

    It’s quite hard to put into words, which was the general problem Jelly-Tubby had throughout the Committee; she just couldn’t string together a coherent question, a coherent sentence, an argument, even two comprehensible words was a struggle. Aside from the just plain weird Sea Patrol thing that has been covered above one bizarre phrase she concocted and repeated several times was “relieved into custody”.
    WTF does that mean?!

    Just as bizarre was her incredibly fat pen that she kept waving around like a wand.

    Piggy-Wiggy was the one who called this Committee, she’s had weeks to prepare and it was like a whale caught in the headlights of a Japanese ship with lots of harpoons pointed at it.

    On the basis of that performance she should NEVER be allowed to demand a Senate Hearing ever again. In fact there should be a bloody recall election with her banned from ever running again.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    I still don’t understand why Shorten is allowing his underlings to talk him into a totally unelectable position on the boats – there isn’t even a figleaf of responsibility anymore. He’s crazy and has no sense of self-preservation.

    I don’t get that either.
    Sure, the Greens are fucking moonbats and will quack on about this forever, but I can’t understand why the “whatever it takes” pragmatists in the ALP don’t drop this like a hot exhaust pipe.
    They can neatly stick the whole thing to Rudd, Gillard and Evans (Minister at the time the coalition policies were dismantled) as none of them are still MP’s.
    Then simply draw a line under it and hope like hell everyone forgets their fuck-up.

  96. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thanks for the info Bruce, greatly appreciated.

    No worries. There are 275 episodes of Time Team somewhere out in the internets. Lots of good stuff to absorb if you have a spare life.

  97. Armadillo

    The Last Don – no, I don’t mean Farrell (more specifically ‘The Last Don 2)

  98. jupes

    Gangster Squad?

    Nah, the girlfriend survived and testified against the don in that one.

  99. Rabz

    Aaaaarrgghhhh! Sven, you beat me to it.

    I’m thinking of a gangster movie where the girlfriend becomes a police informant and gets strangled for her trouble. Before this one of the gangsters discovers she is a mole but the don doesn’t believe him and has him welded into a drum and dumped in a river. What is the name of the movie?

    To raise money for a charity of the Perfessor’s choice, we should hire out a theatre and re-enact the scenario above for the paying customers.

    The Cast:

    The Girlfriend: Lizzie B
    The Police Chief: CL
    The Policeman who ‘obtains’ the info from the girlfriend: IT
    The gangster ‘discoverer’: the Hammburglar
    The Don: The Perfesser
    The Narrator: Muck of GC

    Suggestions for other characters/actors are needed, peoples!

  100. Gab

    Driving me wild

    So you decided why should you be alone on that island?

    Look, some more hints would be helpful

  101. Mike of Marion

    Re the Superbowl – at least this year the US National Anthem won’t be butchered. Classy soprano Renee Fleming is going to do the honours.

    https://www.facebook.com/ReneeFlemingMusic?hc_location=timeline

    Seahawks for the win

    mike

  102. The Cast:

    The Girlfriend: Lizzie B
    The Police Chief: CL
    The Policeman who ‘obtains’ the info from the girlfriend: IT
    The gangster ‘discoverer’: the Hammburglar
    The Don: The Perfesser
    The Narrator: Muck of GC

    Um. I’d like to audition for the part of the drum.

  103. Mike of Marion

    Rabz – Chief Interrogator – JC

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    she just couldn’t string together a coherent question, a coherent sentence, an argument, even two comprehensible words was a struggle.

    It was weird. She looked like she had a earplug under her hair and was woodenly repeating very slow instructions from a staffer. That’s what it looked like. I guess she was trying very hard to not fuck up.

    Which she did anyway.

  105. Leigh Lowe

    Aside from the just plain weird Sea Patrol thing that has been covered above one bizarre phrase she concocted and repeated several times was “relieved into custody”.
    WTF does that mean?!

    Forgive me but I am trying to unscramble the mind of a moron here, but here goes.
    They were talking about when people were taken into detention. She got a very clear ” jurisdictional boundary” definition from the public servants but kept on about the Iranian flotsam being “in detention” when the RAN pulls over their boat. It was explained that they are “in custody” but not “in detention”.
    I think one of the hipster bright sparks in her office came up with the cunning plan that, if you can trick them into saying that the asylum-shoppers are “in detention” as soon as you pull the boat over, then they must be brought to Christmas Island for processing.
    I think that was the pathetic non-sequitur argument.
    Or, then again, she could just be barking mad.

  106. Beef

    Suggestions for other characters

    Drum Welder, River Dumpers

  107. Leigh Lowe

    It was weird. She looked like she had a earplug under her hair and was woodenly repeating very slow instructions from a staffer. That’s what it looked like. I guess she was trying very hard to not fuck up.

    Towards the end there was that constant crackling noise you get when you put a mobile too close to a microphone.
    Someone had an open phone in the room and my money is on the bush pig.

  108. Notafan

    Ms Hanson-Young says there is a clear double standard because the Government cooperates with a commercial television station to broadcast a border security program in Australian airports.

    Too much reality TV , she’ll want one next time we are in a war too, perhaps ASIO might get something out with commercial TV as well.
    Surely they co-operate with Border Security because it get’s the obvious message to travellers what they should and should not do at no great cost to the government?

  109. JC

    Or, then again, she could just be barking mad.

    Go with the razor on this one.

  110. sdfc

    Shit. Anonymous commenters calling women names on the internet. You guys are hard arses.

  111. candy

    Towards the end there was that constant crackling noise you get when you put a mobile too close to a microphone.

    I was wondering what that noise was.

  112. Before this one of the gangsters discovers she is a mole

    She was always a mole.

  113. Infidel Tiger

    Ms Hanson-Young says there is a clear double standard because the Government cooperates with a commercial television station to broadcast a border security program in Australian airports.

    They broadcast the Senate and yet there’s no live feed from mental hospitals.

  114. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Good night that, been having beers with Tiny Dancer and Habib. ALl the problems of teh world – solved. All we have to do is kill enough lefties!

    JC:

    All those socialist morons who think things would be better with a centralizing authority. Can they explain how they would be able to manage 55,000 fucking ships floating about carrying all sorts of stuff around from a central office?

    Yet it’s been done, and very, very successfully. By 1918 the Ministry of Shipping in London was doing exactly this for every single Allied and neutral foreign-going merchant ship on the planet with the exception of neutral ships trading to neutral ports in South America. It was an astounding feat of public administration. All done on a massive card index with information fed in by Lloyds Agents via the undersea cable system. It was run by really senior shipping industry men working for no pay – at their own insistence.

    Only way to beat the U-boats and win the war.

    Of course, they knew it was a desperate expedient and they started to dismantle it at 1200 on 11 November 1918. They took an hour off to attend Church to give thanks for the end of the war.

    If anyone’s interested, the history is covered in two sources:

    FAYLE, E., History of the Great War: Seaborne Trade (3 vols) John Murray, London, 1920 (vol 1 softcopy here: https://archive.org/details/seabornetrade01fayluoft) OR in print-on-demand facsimile edition from IWM and The Battery Press.

    James Arthur Salter: Allied Shipping Control: an experiment in international administration, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of Economics and History, Oxford 1921.

    It’s an amazing story as it covers just how far the market system can be distorted before it breaks, which it did in 1916.

  115. My theory, Sinc, is that you fell asleep during Miller’s Crossing and dreamed it all.

  116. Sinclair Davidson

    Shoss – yes. the Last Don 2 looks promising. Just can’t find much about it on the net.

  117. Gab

    The Last Don II was a miniseries with Patsy Kensit.

  118. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Bruce: Sulphide put in a selenium plant when they started taking Woodlawn high selenium zinc concentrate.

    My old man designed and built that plant and the cadmium plant there when he was employed by Sulphide Corp.

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    Anonymous commenters calling women names on the internet. You guys are hard arses.

    Good joke that.

    Poll: Sarah Palin Has Highest Favorability Rating Among GOP Primary Voters

    And what might I ask are about ten million Democrats saying on Twitter? I’m polite, so I will not repeat the adjectives.

  120. Infidel Tiger

    Shit. Anonymous commenters calling women names on the internet. You guys are hard arses.

    Yeah, because we never call males any names here.

    Have another can of Export.

  121. sdfc

    Bruce

    If ten million democrats are calling Sarah Palin names on twitter, then they are weak as piss as well. I don’t see what difference that makes.

  122. srr

    https://mobile.twitter.com/sarahinthesen8

    There is something, well, a little – Obama The Sun King Even Though Everyone Knows He Is An Idiot – about Sarah Hanson-Young’s twitter handle of – Sarah In The Senate – seems passionate idiot translates as honest and not cunning enough to screw voters over….in this age of IDIOCRACY.

  123. “Anonymous commenters calling women names on the internet. You guys are hard arses.”

    If you saw what the tolerant minded, and self-appointed defenders of social niceties of the left say on their sites and on social media in general about the sorts of people who would visit this fine establishment it’d put you off your cornflakes…

  124. Steady on IT. I wouldn’t wish Wife Beater on anyone.

  125. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Morrison’s Massacre today on APAC was hilarious. Have not laughed so much in ages. best performance since kerry Packer shredded the doofii assembled.

    Snake-eyes Hyphen-heifer was shows up to have the intellect of a scree talus, the political nous of a 12 year old, and the subject expertise of an mango.

  126. If you saw what the tolerant minded, and self-appointed defenders of social niceties of the left say on their sites and on social media in general about the sorts of people who would visit this fine establishment it’d put you off your cornflakes…

    Good. These are a group of people with whom I do not wish to be associated in any way, shape, or form.

    Personally I don’t eat cornflakes, so the whole breakfast thing isn’t a problem.

  127. Brian of Moorabbin

    To raise money for a charity of the Perfessor’s choice, we should hire out a theatre and re-enact the scenario above for the paying customers.

    The Cast:

    The Girlfriend: Lizzie B
    The Police Chief: CL
    The Policeman who ‘obtains’ the info from the girlfriend: IT
    The gangster ‘discoverer’: the Hammburglar
    The Don: The Perfesser
    The Narrator: Muck of GC

    Suggestions for other characters/actors are needed, peoples!

    Harumph…

  128. srr

    Cory Bernardi is making sense, again, on 2GB, like he makes sense in his books, and gee, hows that making sense lark worked for him…his on Party turns on him.

  129. sdfc

    It’s funny to see so many come out in support of adults acting like teenage girls.

  130. I don’t think it’s very nice to cast Lizzie as a mole.

    And Brian would make a lovely policeman. You should consider it as a career, Brian.

  131. Tom

    the intellect of a scree talus, the political nous of a 12 year old, and the subject expertise of an mango.

    What’s wrong with plain old “swamp donkey”?

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Hey sdfc get SHY to pop around. Happy to tell the dumb bint directly to her fat face.

  133. Bruce of Newcastle

    My old man designed and built that plant and the cadmium plant there when he was employed by Sulphide Corp.

    Cool! Really cool.

    One of my friends and colleagues noticed that a precipitate used to form in the first Cadmium Plant IX eluate tank. So he got it analysed and it was about 20% thallium by weight. It was a double salt thallium/cadmium chloride. If there is a compound on Earth more lethal…

    Looked up the price of thallium and did a little research. Hmm.

    So one day he sucks out the sludge from the tank, hits it with some HCl and recovers three tonnes of thallium chloride.

    We worked it out he had made the entire world annual production of thallium in an afternoon. True story.

    So off the drums of TlCl went to the back paddock never to be seen again. I guess they’re now buried with the rest of the gunk in the containment cell.

    Also with my vial of selenium I have a nice shiny piece of cadmium, but that is an electrolytic deposit from the Hobart plant.

  134. Armadillo

    Shoss – yes. the Last Don 2 looks promising.

    Ahem. Cough. Cough.

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Harumph…

    I’m not sure if I have the range to play a copper unless he’s bent. I’d be better cast as the whore with a heart of gold or the town drunk.

  136. Rabz


    Harumph…

    Oh shit – apologies, Squire.

    BoM – The only incorruptible Cop in the force?

  137. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Rabz at 11:04 pm:

    “Aaaaarrgghhhh! Sven, you beat me to it.

    To raise money for a charity of the Perfessor’s choice, we should hire out a theatre and re-enact the scenario above for the paying customers.

    The Cast:

    The Policeman who ‘obtains’ the info from the girlfriend: IT”

    in the manner of Peter Falk as Columbo.

    Then there is:

    Steve at the Pub – the apparently friendly barman who puts his hand on
    Mk50 (as Luca Brazzi)‘s hand, holding it steady while the stilleto is driven through to the counter top so that
    Fisky (an aspirational Don) can garrotte him from behind. Having completed the task Fisky immediately changes his mind, asserts he never, ever choked Mk50 with the now bloody piano wire tucked into his top pocket and backs Bobby Kennedy for the Presidency because he promised to target the Mafia.
    JC I hear you ask? A walk up start as the dumb boilermaker who was made to fashion the drum for the poor dead stiff as an accommodation to the Don – who must shed his Brooks Brothers merino and Mongolian cashmere suit, the Gucci slip ons and the Wall Street swagger and join greasy, perspiring manual workers in faded overalls toiling in a back street foundry, eating salami sandwiches without washing their hands

    Muck of GC as The Narrator? Easy, a walk in the Central Park, imitating Robert de Niro’s voice. Forget about it!

  138. “It’s funny to see so many come out in support of adults acting like teenage girls.”

    Personally, I refrain from engaging in the self-indulgent art of name-calling, but, if name-calling gets to you, then maybe the internets isn’t the place for you…

  139. Gab

    It’s funny to see so many come out in support of adults acting like teenage girls.

    Nothing trumps the left’s “FUCK TONY ABBOTT” t-shirts of course.

  140. Ms Hanson-Young says there is a clear double standard because the Government cooperates with a commercial television station to broadcast a border security program in Australian airports.

    The same border-security program that used to run while she and her fellow Greenfilth were happily wrecking the joint under the cover of Gillard and Rudd, I believe.

  141. Rabz

    the town drunk

    Sorry, Squire, I got that one first.

    Increase your dramatic range, you can do it!

  142. Nothing trumps the left’s “FUCK TONY ABBOTT” t-shirts of course.

    The thing is, subconsciously I suspect many of the girls (and some of the guys) actually want to; they’re just scared to admit to their friends (and themselves) that they get wet (or hard, as the case may be) for a masculine man who loves and takes care of those who depend on him.

  143. Rabz

    imitating Robert de Niro’s voice. Forget about it!

    Fuuggeddabouddit, I tells ya!

    :)

  144. Brian of Moorabbin

    I just found a recording of one of Numbers’ students making an emergency call….

  145. Empire Strikes Back

    Shit. Anonymous commenters calling women names on the internet. You guys are hard arses.

    Once upon a time I dreamed of being a mooching crony, but now, I aspire to be a belligerent moral supremacist like you.

    I vow never to take the piss out of a pollie ever again. Especially the emotionally retarded megalomaniacal totalitarian landwhale who took the piss out of parliament today.

  146. candy

    Rabz
    I think you need to spice your play up a little – all the guys should take their shirts off.

  147. ‘Fuck Julia Gillard – Everybody Else Has’. Limited numbers. Selling fast.
    Also have some ‘Practice Random Acts of Meanness and Selfless Acts of Bastardry’.

  148. Rabz

    The Policeman who ‘obtains’ the info from the girlfriend: IT

    I’m not sure if I have the range to play a copper unless he’s bent.

    You’re in.

  149. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Oh dear. I forgot:

    Brian of Moorabbin – as Russell Crowe in LA Confidential, dressed in his Chesty Bond beating the living suitcase out of anyone the Police Chief green lights
    Philippa, dear Philippa – as Lola, who was a showgirl, but that was 20 years ago when they used to have a show …
    and
    Gabrielle – (uncredited) mincing in nonchalantly from Stage Right now and then, poised and fashionable, sporting a silver cigarette holder and asking – purring – in a low sultry voice “Got a light big boy?”

  150. Sinclair Davidson

    Armadillo – Oops sorry. My bad .

  151. Philippa, dear Philippa – as Lola, who was a showgirl, but that was 20 years ago when they used to have a show …

    Oh yes, pet. Definitely 20 years ago were the days when I wore feathers in my hair, and a dress cut down to there.

    Now I sit there so refined, and drink myself half-blind – I lost my love, I lost my money, then I lost my mind, only I work in the mental health industry so that turned out to be a lucky break – at the Copa! Copacabana! etc.

  152. Rabz

    all the guys should take their shirts off.

    As should all the goils, Candy!

    You could play a gal pal of the central girl character. Who, very unfortunately, ends up deceased. Other friends could be Miss Matyr the PhD, Calli, Trace and Tints.

  153. Armadillo

    the Government cooperates with a commercial television station to broadcast a border security program

    I can’t recall seeing a single Asylum Seeker on that show. They are normally pulling them up for trying to bring in food or drugs. They all have a passport and a visa and paid a few thousand for the flight.

  154. That’s DR Martyr to you, Mr Rabz.

    (hehhehehehehehe)

  155. Gab

    uncredited

    What?! Moi?! Where’s my union rep!!!

  156. Rabz

    Other friends could be Miss Martyr

    Who just so happens to be a sophisticated showgirl earning the goodies to pay for her PhD!

  157. Fisky

    Anyone got the full video of the Morrison Massacre? I can’t find it

  158. So, who gets to play the burly police chief in this production, and may I call dibs on playing the crooked mayor?

  159. Rabz

    uncredited

    What?! Moi?! Where’s my union rep!!!

    FFS, Gab, just write yourself a central role – you know you want to!

  160. egg_

    the Government cooperates with a commercial television station to broadcast a border security program

    Thus, Aunty’s redundant?

  161. Rabz

    SeditionaryI – the Crooked Mayor.

    Done.

  162. Empire Strikes Back

    Brian @ 11.43

    Classic. The operator was a good sport.

    Can’t be *******’s student though. If it was, he’d know that 16-8=illicit profit.

  163. JC

    Wow, Thunder thighs even has a wiki.
    I thought it required a little more than the short para she has there. I added the last bit.

    Catherine Deveny (born 1968) is an Australian comedy writer and stand-up comedian who was a regular columnist in The Age newspaper between 2001 and 2010.[1] She has performed on Australian television networks, in Australian comedy venues and on Australian radio. Deveny has been described as “a serial pest and professional pain in the arse”.[2] She’s also often referred to as thunder thighs by those troglodyte commenters over at the Libertarian Catallaxy blog.

  164. egg_

    It was weird. She looked like she had a earplug under her hair and was woodenly repeating very slow instructions from a staffer. That’s what it looked like. I guess she was trying very hard to not fuck up.

    Towards the end there was that constant crackling noise you get when you put a mobile too close to a microphone.
    Someone had an open phone in the room and my money is on the bush pig.

    Channelling the Skywhale?

  165. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Rabz at 11:51 pm:

    ” all the guys should take their shirts off.

    As should all the goils, Candy!”

    Oh no, no, no, no – I can’t be part of anything like that. I’m a Catholic, and a patriarch.

  166. Nic

    The same border-security program that used to run while she and her fellow Greenfilth were happily wrecking the joint under the cover of Gillard and Rudd, I believe

    Correct. Was about to say the same thing

  167. Bruce of Newcastle

    Channelling the Skywhale?

    SHY as Skywhale? Brain bleach!

  168. Who just so happens to be a sophisticated showgirl earning the goodies to pay for her PhD!

    Cor blimey pet. That ship has sailed, unless you’re going to put a thick layer of Vaseline on the camera lens and blindfold the audience.

    Speaking of age – Catherine Deveney is a whole year older than me. Fancy that. I read her Wiki biography, and she simply doesn’t live in the real world, which is sad for a dyslexic lady with dyslexic kids.

    So anyway, you might want to revisit the Wiki bio now.

  169. Empire Strikes Back

    the Government cooperates with a commercial television station to broadcast a border security program

    Which begs the question: why is a government department in the reality TV business at all?

  170. Gab

    Well since you insist, Rabz, I’m the sultry club singer who coos away to the gangster sitting at the first table near the stage, he can’t take his eyes offa me ’cause I;m just too good to be true, and must be like heaven to touch and he wants to hold me so much. His moll of course bites her lips with jealousy and glares at me with them Julie Bishop eyes.

  171. Infidel Tiger

    Anyone got the full video of the Morrison Massacre? I can’t find it

    They’re playing it on 24/7 rotation at the Hellfire Club. Even some of the veteran dominatrixes are getting squeamish.

  172. Well since you insist, Rabz, I’m the sultry club singer who coos away to the gangster sitting at the first table near the stage, he can’t take his eyes offa me ’cause I;m just too good to be true, and must be like heaven to touch and he wants to hold me so much. His moll of course bites her lips with jealousy and glares at me with them Julie Bishop eyes.

    Yes, I can see that.

  173. Brian of Moorabbin

    BoM – The only incorruptible Cop in the force?

    Brian of Moorabbin – as Russell Crowe in LA Confidential, dressed in his Chesty Bond beating the living suitcase out of anyone the Police Chief green lights

    I think I prefer Mick’s casting idea more than Rabz’s…

  174. candy

    Other friends could be Miss Martyr

    Jeez Rabz
    you’ve got to give us a little character development before we get our tops off.

  175. Andrew of Randwick

    JC – update the Deveny wiki entry down the bottom – Twitter comments controversy

    “such as Bindi Irwin” should be “such as the then 11 year old Bindi Irwin”

  176. Nic

    Just reading the SMH. Nothing about SHY”s poor performance there. Maybe tomorrow …….

  177. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Gabrielle at 12:05 am:

    “Well since you insist, Rabz, I’m the sultry club singer who coos away to the gangster sitting at the first table near the stage, he can’t take his eyes offa me ’cause I;m just too good to be true, and must be like heaven to touch and he wants to hold me so much. His moll of course bites her lips with jealousy and glares at me with them Julie Bishop eyes.”

    I don’t think your lovely cuddly Scottie and Mrs Morrison are on the guest list Gabrielle.

  178. Rabz

    Oh no, no, no, no – I can’t be part of anything like that. I’m a Catholic, and a patriarch.

    Just don* a disguise, then Squire – you’re the frigging narrator, after all – it’s not like anyone can see you!

    *PTP

  179. Empire Strikes Back

    you’ve got to give us a little character development before we get our tops off.

    Getting your top off is character developing Candy.

  180. Andrew of Randwick

    Anyone got the full video of the Morrison Massacre? I can’t find it

    And the Parliview part of apg.gov.au site is down till Monday 3 Feb for maintenance!
    SNAFU or Conspiracy?

  181. Andrew of Randwick

    Sorry JC – Can you please update the Deveny wiki entry down the bottom – Twitter comments controversy

    “such as Bindi Irwin” should be “such as the then 11 year old Bindi Irwin”

  182. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Bruce – IIRC Dad’s story properly, there was lots of chemical engineer type gibbering and CRA coughed up a million bucks or so and told Dad to build a prototype cadmium plant. Being as he is he and his partners in crime scrounded a shedload of junk from the Sulphide, BHP, ICI and Goninans scrap yards, built the bugger for 150k and mostly out of scrap.

    Shortly after this they realised the pilot plant worked kinda OK as they had vastly increased (doubled?) the world’s annual cadmium production! So CRA sort of scratched their knackers (engineers, what can I say?), had the plant tiddlied up, replaced some ex-scrap with new kit and just kept it going basically as it was. He had a kilo chunk of cadmium sculling around the house for years as a souvenir.

    yes, yes, I know, bad idea.

    Like that lump of uranium the saffies gave him as a souvenir (he helped build Rossing). Fortunately he kept that in a glass jar full of N2.

    yes, yes, I know, bad idea. One day I’ll tell you about the Drunken Idiots and the Viking Humber Snipe of Doom.

    he turfed the samples donkeys years ago now.

    Engineers, what can I say?

  183. Rabz

    I’m the sultry club singer who coos away to the gangster sitting at the first table near the stage, he can’t take his eyes offa me ’cause I;m just too good to be true, and must be like heaven to touch and he wants to hold me so much

    Hey Gabs – who’s the aforementioned Gangster at the first table?

    If he’s not taken, I’ll happily step into the role!

    ;)

  184. Andrew

    I withdraw my claim that SHY is marginally less obese in 2014, and apologise to all Cats.

    I substitute the following hypothesis: A Green-friendly meeja outlet (but I repeat myself) went back to the stock photos and pulled out one to illustrate a SHY press release with one taken a week after she was elected, and before she had the octuplets.

  185. srr


    YMCA still has child safety issue

    AAP
    January 31, 2014 10:47PM

    One year after Jonathan Lord was jailed, the childcare centre where he worked was still not safe. Source: AAP

    A YMCA childcare centre in south Sydney was still not meeting child-protection standards more than a year after revelations a pedophile worked there unchecked.

    In January last year Jonathan Lord, a YMCA NSW employee, was sentenced to 10 years in jail with a six-year non-parole period for offences against 12 boys at the centre in Caringbah.

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was told at a brief hearing on Friday that the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) inspected the centre in November and wrote to the YMCA in December saying some staff there still did not know current child protection law or how to apply it.

    The DEC letters were submitted to the commission on Friday and can be viewed under exhibits case study 2 at: http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

    The level of staff training at the Caringbah centre was an issue during the commission’s public hearing into the Lord case in October.

    In December Gail Furness, counsel advising the commission, recommended it find that YMCA NSW was not a child-safe organisation and was unlikely to be under current senior management.

    DEC manager David Walsh in one letter said he would be reassessing whether the YMCA NSW continued to be fit to be involved in the provision of education and care services.

    “I am not confident the YMCA NSW is a child-safe organisation,” he said in another letter.

    The YMCA said in a statement it had been working closely with DEC throughout the hearing and would continue to do so to meet the conditions.

    “We are committed to learning from the Jonathan Lord incident and doing all that we can to keep children safe.”

    The ABC reports that the commission also heard the NSW government was proposing to cancel the supervisor’s licence of Jacqui Barnat who was the children’s services co-ordinator at the YMCA Caringbah when Lord began work there.

    Ms Furness recommended that Ms Barnat be referred to the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions for giving false and misleading evidence to the inquiry.

    She has a fortnight to show why this should not be done.

  186. srr

    And the Parliview part of apg.gov.au site is down till Monday 3 Feb for maintenance!
    SNAFU or Conspiracy?

    Phone that never had a problem playing from the parliament site, wouldn’t play that, another system, wouldn’t, a few goes on someone else computer finally got it to play.

  187. Cold-Hands

    Deveny? What brought her up? Blair linked to her new show at Trades Hall which she is doing with Van Badham. You’ll certainly want eye & brain bleach if you follow the link.

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