Q&A Forum: February 3, 2014

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427 Responses to Q&A Forum: February 3, 2014

  1. Mr Rusty

    Holy crap, I’ve just heard Plebby say something sensible for the first time, ever.

  2. 70s Playboy

    Balmain and the BLF! Welcome home

  3. calli

    Tanya has only just discovered opinion posing as reporting. Obviously the past six years passed in some kind of blur for her….

  4. PT

    No Gay Marriage question yet, should have taken up the bet.

  5. Carpe Jugulum

    Politicians having affairs are ALWAYS in the public interest.

    Unless it’s, Gillzilla, the pieman, dancing Emo, albosleazy, the bob haired midget & shagger.

  6. Honesty

    First video link question from the right. Wow.

  7. Megan

    Did I hear the Slovenian Hag say that reporters should report the facts.

    Yes, but she didn’t really mean it.

  8. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Video Q about the Greens and ALPBC blocking a new ABCC.

    Tanya thinks there’s no need for it.

    Barnaby points out the standover union tactics, and it’s a major issue for the construction industry. There are sites/companies where the workers are intimidated and just don’t feel safe, which is wrong.

  9. Andrew

    Australian Building and Construction Commission – Tanya does not want it tocome back

  10. roger

    Did I hear the Slovenian Hag say that reporters should report the facts.

    The Left re-discovers its enthusiasm for dissent and free speech as soon as it is out of power.

  11. calli

    And there we have it…the ABC and Failfax working together…to cover their backsides.

  12. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Holy crap, I’ve just heard Plebby say something sensible for the first time, ever.

    I blinked, Mr. Rusty. What did she say?

  13. Megan

    Where do they get these question askers? This glass-eyed twit thinks she’s an actress. Honey, you’re not.

  14. Tracey

    Barnaby is having a hoot here.

  15. Motelier

    Ms Glasses

    I have nothing to say but LOL LOL LOL

  16. calli

    Goodness, glasses chick is annoying. No NIDA for you, sweets.

  17. roger

    Some bitch in audience thinks she can scold a government Minister.

  18. egg_

    Nana Mouskouri lectures Barndoor…

  19. Shelley

    Still here..it is like a car crash. Go Barns.

  20. Leo G

    I once had a journalist apologise after a series of events to admit that she had deceived me and had failed to report honestly on an issue of public interest involving a major government project. She had previously applied for a job as a government media advisor and was not free to declare the fact. The way she managed the coverage of the issue was used as part of the assessment for her suitability for the job.
    Don’t tell me that journalists, even ABC journalists, are superhuman in resisting that kind of challenge to their integrity.

  21. Tracey

    Megan, I reckon she’s done work experience at Cate’s theatre company.

  22. Mr Rusty

    I blinked, Mr. Rusty. What did she say?

    That she longed for the day when reporters just reported facts devoid of opinion.

  23. Megan

    Barnaby gives Ms Four Eyes a lesson in genuine versus fake.

  24. Shelley

    Carpe – I have missed something – who is the bob haired midget? Roxoff?

  25. nilk, Iron Bogan

    lol “DROUGHT AID – Hannah Glass has asked: The failed takeover of GrainCorp by the US corporation ADM was “seen as a litmus test” for foreign investment in Australia. After deploring foreign ownership and its associated $500M investment as “not in our interests”, Barnaby Joyce is now asking the government for $7 billion to “save” the agricultural industry from drought and a decline in foreign trade. How can you justify asking the government for so much money when you reject foreign investment and trade? “

  26. Megan

    Megan, I reckon she’s done work experience at Cate’s theatre company.

    Cannot see any evidence that she learned anything while she was there. Oh, wait…

  27. PT

    “Nana Mouskouri lectures Barndoor”

    I vote this line of the night
    LOL

  28. Carpe Jugulum

    I

    blinked, Mr. Rusty. What did she say?

    She pronounced her first name correctly

  29. Carpe Jugulum

    The bald comedian is looking pissed.

    poor princess.

  30. Fisky

    Delighted to hear the ALP oppose the Building and Construction Commission, handing the Liberals another free issue at the next election.

    Gosh, Labor are doing a fantastic job of keeping the Liberals alive in 2016 – they have so far failed to neutralise:

    -the boats
    -the budget
    -the unions
    -the carbon tax

    These all happen to be the areas where the Liberals’ most popular policies are located.

    Labor – they just love being in opposition forever!

  31. Tracey

    There’s actually been a couple of reasonably sane Twits tonight.

  32. caveman

    I put green chick on mute and she still shits me

  33. calli

    Green lady…it’s complex, wiv complexities…gimme money.

  34. Carpe Jugulum

    Acoss rent seeeker tries to be relevant, no sane human has any idea what se is on about.

  35. YT

    No interruption lotto tonight? With Barnaby I’m going 37.

  36. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Oh look, Nana’s on twitter.

    Another leftarded, pudding-brained uni student.

    I’m shocked – shocked! – I tell you.

  37. Megan

    Barney is not to be deflected, so Snowcone throws Green Jacket an underarm delivery. Green Jacket moves into a Charlotte Spiral before tripping over in a Flutz.

  38. Mr Rusty

    Overly dramatic, silly glasses, ex-University Union student pollie (probably), needs to get laid, stereotypically lefty caricature plant asks most boring attempted gotcha question.
    Quel surprise.

  39. Fisky

    Hopefully, and in addition to supporting the carbon tax, open borders, union standovers and budget blowouts, Labor will also campaign strongly on the Republic in 2016 and insist on it being high up there on the national agenda. It would be a great shame if the ALP didn’t sniff out yet another issue for the Liberals to kill them on.

  40. Tracey

    Baldie finally finds a way to bring in Gaia’s distress.

  41. Carpe Jugulum

    Akmal the funny fvkr goes for the AGW Abbott666 angle, this is a A class fvk tard.

  42. calli

    Comedian…there’s something happening to the planet…we need solar panels before Abbott 666 destroys the sun.
    Huh?

  43. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Akmal think’s there’s something happening to the planet. Apparently he was thinking of getting solar panels, and his wife said to hurry, because Tony Abbott might privatise the sun.

  44. Mike of Marion

    geez, the bald fuckwit racked a funny – an Abbott666

  45. Megan

    Here’s the SPC question.

  46. Leo G

    Who’s the comedian whose as funny as a vegetable?

  47. Megan

    Suddenly I feel like a Coke.

  48. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Ooh, here’s Ray playing the SPC card. “If we lose this…. there’s no going back.”

  49. 70s Playboy

    For Akmal’s sake, I hope Tony Abbott doesn’t privatize baldness

  50. Carpe Jugulum

    Next question – SPC WWWAAAAAA, fvk em the business isn’t viable. Shut it down.

  51. Megan

    If it bothers you so much, Robot Ray, give SPC the dough out of your investment portfolio.

  52. gabrianga

    Who opened the Ray Martin grave and let him loose in public again?

    Possibly ranks alongside Jones in the “despicable” charts and is almost as far to the Left.

    Perhaps the old system of “D” notices being placed on the disclosure (or non-disclosure) of matters of national security by Government should be given a trial as it is obvious ABC, Fairfax and the Guardian don’t give a stuff about confirming the anti-Australian stories being filed by overseas correspondents?

    Or perhaps ABC could use the “delay” button as they did for Rudd and Gillard for the seven years they Governed?

  53. Honesty

    That’s it for me. Can we have Scott Morrison on soon! That comedian has to be government funded he couldn’t live off being paid for laughs.

  54. egg_

    Allah Akbar wants more tinfoil hat subsidies to save the planet?

  55. roger

    ” …and I said to my wife: What if Tony Abbott privatizes the Sun?”

    It’s good that the Left doesn’t let their Abbott Derangment Syndrom make them sound ridiculous or anything.

  56. Megan

    Barnaby points out CCA has a great deal of their own $ and they should be investing that rather than begging from the taxpayer.

  57. Tintarella di Luna

    I am going to arrange a trip to the Q&A studios one night.

    Who could would be in?

    Motelier I would, I have been in a few times but the smell of greenfilth was just too much I stopped going. I used to go in with a girlfriend and we’d dress in in black and white and we’d both wear a red beret and red jacket. That was our Q & A uniform. But it got soooo boring and became sooo tilted to the left I felt like a crab when I walked out

  58. Andrew

    Barnaby points out CCA has a great deal of their own $ and they should be investing that rather than begging from the taxpayer.

    That is a comment showing cabinet solidarity.

  59. Megan

    Countdown to Tansylvania demanding the government cough up for SPC. And she does not understand what Barnaby is talking about. Quelle surprise.

  60. calli

    Comedian’s wife obviously writes the unfunny script.

  61. gabrianga

    Jaezus! Is that Akmal supposed to be a comedian. That’s 5 unfunny comedians and 2 Conservatives.

  62. Tintarella di Luna

    If it bothers you so much, Robot Ray, give SPC the dough out of your investment portfolio.

    Apparently Ray made a motza when he judiciously invested in Offset Alpine — then poof it went up courtesy of some Lebanese stocktake, thanks to Eddie the Arab

  63. Andrew

    Barnaby is struggling with towing the government’s line.

  64. Mr Rusty

    Akmal – “Abbott will privatise the sun”, reminds me of an actual green / leftie who told me before the election that Abbott would block out the sun with all the carbon emissions from getting rid of the CT.

  65. Tintarella di Luna

    Tansylvania

    he he.

    withering wit thank you

  66. Megan

    My fidgeting and muttering in a live Q&A audience would see me evicted in the first ten minutes.

  67. Carpe Jugulum

    Insane hippy gets a gig. DEBT DEBT

    FMD we’ve hit a new low.

  68. samuel j

    I think that silly woman Cassandra Goldie is from Kath and Kim

  69. Tracey

    Abbott blocking out the sun? Impressive. I thought only Monty Burns could do that.

  70. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Wow. Banks invent their own money.

    The things you learn. The government should just give out money on loan without interest.

    I understand the Questioner feels that debt is the problem, not drought, but that’s all, she wrote.

  71. Andrew

    WTF was that audience member rambling on about? Weird!

    The Government issues money through the central bank so the banks lend loans.

  72. Megan

    Barnaby wore his red tie to match the set. And Snowcone.

  73. Tracey

    You can print it! shouts the unwashed sandal wearer in desperation.

  74. Oh come on

    Woah, crazy questioner. Of course Snoclone throws to Barnaby.

  75. Carpe Jugulum

    Megan

    fidgeting and muttering in a live Q&A audience would see me evicted in the first ten minutes.

    Nah, they’d just think you’re a green with a parasitic infestation.

  76. Megan

    That so-called comedian is about as funny as bubonic plague.

  77. Leo G

    Australia started out as a prison for Aborigines? Or is my time horizon too recent?

  78. Megan

    Nah, they’d just think you’re a green with a parasitic infestation.

    New computer required.

  79. PT

    In other words – What makes a great illegal immigrant.

  80. Megan

    Robot Ray…beyond irrelevant.

  81. calli

    What an insult to the people who built this country, funnyman.

  82. Colmac

    Fuck off Ray Martin…. Nobody cares what you think.

  83. Megan

    Oh FMD, Ray’s gone completely troppo.

  84. Carpe Jugulum

    Interesting that the hair helmet still has no grey hair.

    I’ve been grey since i was 30. That asshat must be 70.

  85. Andrew

    Plibersek spoke well then…wow

  86. Tapdog

    Is there something really really interesting on the ceiling that Plibersek can’t stop looking at?

  87. calli

    Interesting that the hair helmet still has no grey hair.

    Yeah…Ray and Snowcone are like mismatched salt and pepper shakers.

  88. Tracey

    Here comes the alcohol monster…

  89. delfino

    Hey you guys am just off to watch Q&A Qld time. Am disappointed, nobody gave me the percentages, make up of audience, guess I will have to get the info.

  90. Tom

    Fuck off, aqua moocher hag. FFS. No-one cares what you think about anything.

  91. Carpe Jugulum

    So Akmal the unfunny – quasi comedian, uber douchenozzle.

    The man is as funny as cot death

  92. Megan

    Gymnastics Mouth is back on the contortion bars. Spare me.

  93. H B Bear

    Dilbersek looking at the ceiling to stop her rolling her eyes.

  94. Turtle of WA

    So having mates causes alcoholism. What a moron.

  95. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Is being a Great Australian any different to being a Great Citizen of any other country?

    Akmal takes the lead. This is the only country that started off as a prison, and it evolved into a country by accident.

    Thanks for the history lesson, Akmal. I guess no convicts were sent to America, the French never had their penal colonies either.

    Muppet.

    And now we play the race card. Australian values, are they extended to Anglos only? Or just all citizens? Treatment of asylum seekers is baaaaaad.

    Nick Cater: This is an exceptional country.

    Ray sooks.

    Plibs. My friend who was a prisoner of war talks about the different survival rates between the Australian POWs and the British POWs. Australians did not stick to the hierarchy, the differences between officers and enlisted men, and Weary Dunlop was a big influence. … Egalitarianism… my goodness it’s almost sensible.

    Too bad she doesn’t believe it.

    Green Jacket lady social justice…. give more money to people without jobs, and we haven’t spoken about alcohol, but we need to. We drink too much. (*hic*)

    Akmal interrupts with a crack about getting pissed.

  96. Oh come on

    The imbecilic comedian is making pwrhaps the most ill-considered argument in the history of Q&A. And that says something. And of course he’s been indulged. Which is condescending. Someone needs to stand up to him and say what he said was excruciatingly obtuse, and here’s why. He unwittingly espoused a deeply neoconservative, borderline imperialisttic perspective on values.

  97. Motelier

    Thank god that is over.

  98. Motelier

    And next week all lefties

  99. egg_

    Robot Ray…beyond irrelevant.

    That’s it – Hymie?

  100. Megan

    Turnbull and Dave Hughes. Sounds like a winning combination. But then there’s Janet Albrechtson.

  101. Tracey

    Oooh, Malcy will be on next week. I wonder, will he wear that lovely leather jacket ?

  102. Carpe Jugulum

    Is there something really really interesting on the ceiling that Plibersek can’t stop looking at?

    Taped up pound bag of Columbian marching powder? Ex import?

  103. Motelier

    Delfino

    Hey you guys am just off to watch Q&A Qld time. Am disappointed, nobody gave me the percentages, make up of audience, guess I will have to get the info.

    Watch on ALPBC24 while daylight saving is on.

  104. Oh come on

    Some bitch in audience thinks she can scold a government Minister

    Fuck off back to North Korea, Roger.

  105. H B Bear

    Lord Turnbull of Wentworth gets out the leather jacket of cool for some Snowcone lovin’ . ALPBC love you long time Mr Malcolm.

  106. Tom

    Janet Albrechtsen has five zombie fruitcakes to shout at her next week. ABC balance, where the world is a mirror opposite of what it really, will never change and youze can all go and get fucked.

  107. Pickles

    Stumbled in from the pub in time to hear Barney say something about having sherbets with his mad lefty mates at the ABC. All went well then?

  108. Motelier

    well I am off to the open thread.

    The company was nice…..but oh dear the visuals and sound on the television left a lot to be desired.

  109. Megan

    I’m completely trashed. Tonight was particularly excrutiating…does not bode well for the rest of the year.

  110. Infidel Tiger

    I thought they had Ray Martin on to plug the release of the Lego Movie.

  111. Mr Rusty

    Am disappointed, nobody gave me the percentages, make up of audience, guess I will have to get the info.

    I think the weekly lie was 46% Coalition, 36% Lab and 10% Green.

  112. .

    Andrew
    #1177164, posted on February 3, 2014 at 10:31 pm
    WTF was that audience member rambling on about? Weird!

    The Government issues money through the central bank so the banks lend loans.

    Hi, it seems that you’ve met a banking conspiracy theorist for the first time. Do you want to check them for anti semitism or belief in La Rouchite economics?

  113. Tom

    ALPBC love you long time Mr Malcolm.

    You want suckee suckee tonight, Mr Lordee Sir? We have many girls and boys for you.

  114. Carpe Jugulum

    Next week on Q&A, The member for doctors wives wears a spandex Jock, leather vest, and fellates Snowcone tone because he is ‘balanced’.

    Member for doctors wives gets so excited he blows himself.

  115. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Ray Martin offends me. He claimed to be a South Sydney man through and through about 15 years ago. It was a sexy thing to claim at the time and it was a lie. It offended me deeply, because that stuff is important.

    Ray Martin amuses me. He claimed to be part proud GapYa warrior of the HellAir nation at some stage, because it was a sexy thing to claim at the time. He’d be as aboriginal as me. It was A grade opportunism, as genuine as the synthetic Persian rug he wears on his bald head.

    Ray Martin does not, however, fool me. He epitomises Evelyn Waugh’s journalist:

    “If, for instance, they have heard something from the postman, they attribute it to a semi-official statement; if they have fallen into conversation with a stranger at a bar, they can conscientiously describe him as a source that has hitherto proved unimpeachable. It is only when the journalist is reporting a whim of his own, and one to which he attaches minor importance, that he defines it as the opinion of well-informed circles.”

    and he most assuredly is this, to a tee

    “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible. He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people’s vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse.” Janet Malcolm, The Journalist and the Murderer, 1990

    May he drown in the now stagnated foul waters of his lifetime of hypocrisy.

  116. Cold-Hands

    The Bolta was live blogging Q&A but ran out of patience:

    Q&A Leftist host Tony Jones asks his panel tonight to discuss whether the ABC really is biased.

    Tanya Plibersek, Labor’s deputy leader, says no, and what about that rotten Abbott.

    Akmal Saleh, billed as a comedian, says Murdoch’s papers are the real disgrace and Abbott is a clown.

    Cassandra Goldie, head of Australian Council of Social Service, says the ABC is really, really important and gives voice to the voiceless.

    Ray Martin, the journalist and urger of republicanism and “reconciliation”, says the ABC is wonderful and those Liberals have always been whingeing about bias at the ABC. Gosh one silly Liberal PM was even suspicious about his red tie.

    So far, then, five people of the Left, including Jones, and speaking to the loud cheers of a very vocally Left audience.

    Against all that is just Murdoch journalist Nick Cater and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.

    Two against five.

    Really, did Tony Jones seriously think he could ask such a question about ABC bias without us noticing that his choice of panellists had (yet again) given the answer?

  117. coz

    What’s with the masonic banner image, don’t people know about the statue of unliberty?

    http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/statue_of_liberty.html

  118. roger

    Fuck off back to North Korea, Roger

    It just hit me, thanks Oh come on, that there are only two alternatives for a society: either North Korea -like society, or one where people have no respect to authority whatsoever. If some stupid bitch makes it to the the audience of Q&A where government officials avail themselves to the public and she happens to disagree with a democratically elected Minister, she can be as hostile and uncivilized to him as she wishes.
    That’s the way to encourage and facilitate free speech. Thanks again, Oh come on
    It is do-good useful idiots like you who bring about totalitarian, authotoritarian societies like North Korea, Oh come onmatey.
    Fuck you.

  119. JC

    Lol.. Does Ray Martin wear a rug? It should have been something I should’ve noticed but missed it.

    Lord, oh Lord he’s past he’s prime even for a sanctimonious twerp like him.

  120. Andrew

    Lol.. Does Ray Martin wear a rug?

    He is someone who should wear a burqa. It is an insult to the eyes to have look at that man.

  121. Tom

    Lord, oh Lord he’s past he’s prime even for a sanctimonious twerp like him.

    He has only one thing left in life: a country and western album of personal regrets.

  122. .

    Ray Martin offends me. He claimed to be a South Sydney man through and through about 15 years ago. It was a sexy thing to claim at the time and it was a lie. It offended me deeply, because that stuff is important.

    It offends me too. They should die, as long as Balmain had to merge despite being better off both in the comp and financially. It wasn’t just the genuine bunnies fans he offended, it was the other clubs and fans of those clubs who think they got shafted by these lackwit celebrities.

    Both Waugh and Malcolm’s criticisms are gold and quite cutting. They say what I think better than I could come up with.

  123. incoherent rambler

    Plibersek spoke well then…wow

    That’s what a lower dosage does for you.

  124. .

    no respect to authority

    Authority is with the people. The police, MPs etc are our servants. You must go back and learn the material, roger. Your learning curves are quite flat, you dull boy.

  125. Mr Rusty

    Plibersek spoke well then…wow

    I think it’s cos Cater challenged her early on that if she wanted a war she would get one.
    At least she is smart enough to know when she is already beaten.

  126. val majkus

    haven’t had much time to watch tonight but I see from Media Watch that criticism of the ABC is all part of the Murdoch agenda to do …. not sure what
    and Plibersek and that comedian chap would come across as much wiser if they would just shut their mouths

  127. Leo G

    haven’t had much time to watch tonight but I see from Media Watch that criticism of the ABC is all part of the Murdoch agenda to do …. not sure what

    Anti-Murdoch paranoia- that wouldn’t be evidence of a psychological bias, would it?

  128. JC

    Did anyone notice how all the leftwingers on the show were spouting about the need for a free press? Short of 12 months ago they were supporting a government which wanted to finkelstein the private media including blogs.

    Free speech to these fucking arseholes means the ABC goes full retarded left and remains that way without any interference.

  129. candy

    Free speech to these fucking arseholes means the ABC goes full retarded left and remains that way without any interference.

    jc
    It’s their way of rationalising Mark Scott’s support of the lies about the Navy being involved in torture.

  130. Habib

    Dave Hughes? Could never work out why Victorians think some poor bastard who’s obviously put his head through one too many windscreens is a source of mirth. My mum always said it was wicked to mock the afflicted.

    Don’t know what the excuse is for the slaphead sand goblin though, no obvious symptoms, but he’s about as amusing as contracting amoebic dysentry in a wetsuit.

  131. Leo G

    “Free speech to these f***ing a***holes means the ABC goes full retarded left and remains that way without any interference.”

    Free speech implies a right to express political beliefs, publicly, without arbitrary interference from government. The ABC is government-funded, so ABC representatives should not have the right to express independent political beliefs on behalf of the ABC.
    At the moment ABC representatives are demanding that the government dispense with the secrecy provisions of Operation Sovereign Borders, and have created public controversy in support of that goal. Does the ABC have the right to publicly oppose a government policy?

  132. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    from Leo G at 11:35 pm:

    ” haven’t had much time to watch tonight but I see from Media Watch that criticism of the ABC is all part of the Murdoch agenda to do …. not sure what

    Anti-Murdoch paranoia- that wouldn’t be evidence of a psychological bias, would it?”

    Wind the clock back 30 years Leo G and they were as maniacally obsessed with Kerry Packer. It is the same dogma, the same script with only the hated target name changed.

  133. 2dogs

    Labor are doing a fantastic job of keeping the Liberals alive in 2016 – they have so far failed to neutralise:

    -the boats
    -the budget
    -the unions
    -the carbon tax

    The Greens won’t let the ALP neutralise the boats or the carbon tax. Certainly, the Greens won’t shut up about the boats, even though the ALP would like to see that issue fade. If the Greens hadn’t moved to kill TPV’s in the senate, the ALP wouldn’t have done so. As it stood, they needed to vote against them to save face (in a perverse kind of way), but it prolongs their agony.

    Similarly, they are beholden to the unions, so no action on that front. The ALP are quietly hoping it blows over without too much damage.

    On the budget, the ALP approach has been to focus on broken promises. They are hoping for one that will hurt Abbott like the carbon tax hurt Gillard. In so doing, they underestimate the scale of the broken carbon tax promise in the mind of the voter, and think any old broken promise will do.

  134. Fisky

    Did anyone notice how all the leftwingers on the show were spouting about the need for a free press? Short of 12 months ago they were supporting a government which wanted to finkelstein the private media including blogs.

    Yes, they wanted the federal government to set “fit and proper” persons standards to decide who could ahve a newspaper and who couldn’t. Badm0f0 was a big fan of this, but insisted it was not against free speech.

    m0nty supported the laws as well, but was always too busy scoffing donuts to explain his position.

  135. Honestly, didn’t watch Q&A as I had more important things to do, that and I assumed it would be the usual formula, thus I wasn’t going to miss much.

    I just don’t understand why the rest of you watched it to then complain about it, surely you knew what you would be in for before-hand?

    Watch it to mock them, sure, but to complain, no, everyone here knows the formula, knows the bias and knows there is no point complaining about it because it will never change.

    Why not download a nice documentary on meerkats, more informative than Q&A and the little beggars are cute and make you chuckle…

  136. Habib

    Those overgrown Jaapie rats are certainly more intelligent than a Q&A audience, and probably carry fewer parasites and have a more developed sense of reason and moral compass.

  137. “Those overgrown Jaapie rats are certainly more intelligent than a Q&A audience, and probably carry fewer parasites and have a more developed sense of reason and moral compass.”

    I have a suspicion that you are indeed right Habib

  138. Oh come on

    roger is more than a bit of a dull bulb. He would have been much more at home in the GDR, where ministers of state did not have to face impertinent questions from opposition figures.

    Roger, you dumb shit, that girl may well have been a rabid pinko, and she certainly gave Joyce a good dressing down. AS IS HER RIGHT, you totalitarian fuckwit. He serves her, he is answerable to her.I don’t agree with a word she said against him, but she was merely exercising her rights in this fallen liberal democracy.

    Now if you still don’t get that a citizen has every right to stand up in a public forum and grill a Commonwralt minister, then you really should fuck back off to Norh Korea, pathetic serf.

  139. Megan

    “Those overgrown Jaapie rats are certainly more intelligent than a Q&A audience, and probably carry fewer parasites and have a more developed sense of reason and moral compass.”

    I have a suspicion that you are indeed right Habib

    No need for suspicion. Habib is absolutely correct on this point. Especially about the parasites.

  140. Denise

    Hey @SeditionaryI, your gravatar looks like John Mayall on ‘The Turning Point’. Thanks for the memory.

    Just looked him up. Still going strong at 80.

  141. egg_

    Watch it to mock them, sure, but to complain, no, everyone here knows the formula, knows the bias and knows there is no point complaining about it because it will never change.

    It’s the weekly cage match between progressives and reality, highly entertaining.
    (Spoiler alert: reality usually wins in the end).

  142. whyisitso

    I’m haven’t read the other 400 or so comments above, and this may have already been covered – but Sinclair is obviously using the site’s banner to promote his open borders ideology. Roll on Islam. Get used to praying five times a day and say goodbye to the idea of secularisation.

  143. .

    Please list countries that have been subjugated to a theocratic Islamic regime becuase of open borders.

    (PS – we more or less have open borders – the debate is over orderly entry).

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    Akmal – “Abbott will privatise the sun”…

    Abbott ought to nationalise his house just to teach him a lesson.

  144. Mark from Melbourne

    Abbott ought to nationalise his house just to teach him a lesson.

    Actually, Akmal was on Selling Houses Austrlia a year or so back… where he was in equal parts lazy, unfunny and thick.

  145. roger

    Now if you still don’t get that a citizen has every right to stand up in a public forum and grill a Commonwralt minister, then you really should fuck back off to Norh Korea, pathetic serf.

    You libertarians are almost every bit as fuckwits as our dear Lefties.
    I’ll explain it once again and no more. (After the previous comment, probably I would be unwelcome in this blog anyway.)
    The interesting thing about societies like North Korea, Stalinist Russia, the Cambodian Khmer Rouge, The Terror era in the wake of the French Revolution and all other societies whereby governments assumed monstrously murderous, totalitarian powers, is that while they were entirely the result of people’s revolutions, none of the revolutionaries which brought about these regimes ever said: “we want to bring about a government with unlimited powers which will be able to murder its citizens at will with absolutely zero accountability”. No, they were talking about ideal of justice, freedom for “the people”, blah blah. Yet they brought about the exact opposite.
    The reason for that, Oh come on, Dot and fellow libertarian fuckwit travelers, is that they did not understand the following:
    There is no – nor has there ever been – any practical meaning to the term “the people”. “The people”, in political practical terms, are just a bunch of individuals. Any way that there possibly be to represent what the people really want – and there are, and liberal democracy is one of them – invariably necessitates the creation of a system – such as a liberal democracy. It is the integrity of this system – whichever it may be and however imperfect it may be – which guarantees that the people in society are genuinely represented.
    If you disrespect this system – you show disrespect to the genuine wish of the people, because the system is the best – and only – way for anyone to genuinely have any grasp of what the people really want.
    The alternative which Oh come on and fellow fuckwits seem to think is plausible and practical, is to allow some stupid bitch with glasses to make her ways into the audience of a Q&A show – which is a wonderful idea, with its main flaw being that this great tool of democracy is being run by the Lefties in the ABC – and think to herself the following: “I do not like Barnaby Joice”. Then, channeling idiots like Oh come on and Dot (in this regard libertarians are, as I said, just as dumb as Lefties), Ms Stupid Leftie Bitch continues thinking: “and I am ‘the people’, so I can speak in a hostile critical manner to Barnaby Joice, because Barnaby Joice works for ‘the people’”.
    Well, dear libertarian fuckwits Oh come on and Dot, she cannot!
    The show is about asking questions in a respectful, constructive way. It is not for people to provide running commentary about government policies.
    Now pay careful attention, fuckwits: I didn’t say that government policies and ministers cannot be criticized. All I said is that in this show, that was inappropriate, because this show is about asking questions for the benefit of raising issues the public has and ALLOWING THE MINISTER TO RESPOND.
    The problem with Ms Leftie Bitch, is that by the tone and wording of her question I gathered she is not as interested in the minister’s respond as she was in sounding off her own criticism of him. This show is not about the audience – but about the panel ANSWERING the audience questions, not to provide for Ms Stupid Bitch a platform to express her dislike for Barnaby.
    That is democracy and freedom in action.
    It is precious and people should respect that.
    Stupid Bitch abused this very important tool and that’s what annoyed me.
    The biggest enemy of freedom is people – like Ms Stupid Bitch – abusing it by allowing themselves too much freedom by abusing a tool which is meant for a certain purpose: polite questions which raise important issues. Emphasis on polite.
    Freedom has to come with red lines, and if you cross these, you do not enhance freedom, but endanger it. Freedom could be lost altogether, as, indeed, North Korea shows us.
    Fuck you Oh come on and Dot and fellow fuckwit travelers.

  146. james

    I’m haven’t read the other 400 or so comments above, and this may have already been covered – but Sinclair is obviously using the site’s banner to promote his open borders ideology. Roll on Islam. Get used to praying five times a day and say goodbye to the idea of secularisation.

    Sinclair has the right to be as hopelessly wrong as he wishes.

    Human beings are not interchangeable. Replacing the population of Australia with people from a radically different ethnic and cultural/religious background will change what this country is.

    Some libertarians have trouble realising just how rare a cultural predilection for even the barest forms of liberty is outside the English speaking world.

  147. james

    Actually, Akmal was on Selling Houses Australia a year or so back… where he was in equal parts lazy, unfunny and thick.

    He come to prominence as the comedian lefties could laugh at to prove how un-Islamaphobic they were during the noughties.

    He seems to have outlived his shtick.

  148. .

    Let me explain it again to you, once again, roger.

    The ABC and the ALP opposition are not “authorities”.

    Furthermore, we are a Parliamentary democracy, with a foreign monarch as head of State, operating as a quasi republic. The Queen is sovereign and has no power but to stop the PM appointing a lackey as GG after they sack one who may sack them.

    Those in power, exercise power because we consent. We are the principal, they are our agents. We can also withdraw that consent at elections where the politicians may be directed to discipline or sack police, ADF personnel, civil servants or judges.

    They will respect OUR authority, not the other way around.

    Freedom has to come with red lines, and if you cross these, you do not enhance freedom, but endanger it. Freedom could be lost altogether, as, indeed, North Korea shows us.

    You’re saying North Korea was “too free” (and hence became the world’s only Juche state) yet you have the temerity to call others “fuckwits”.

    Lulz…

  149. .

    James

    Show me a nation ruined by Muslim immigration. Like JC says people ignore mass errors of socialism and point out the most egregious examples of overstaying a welcome.

  150. james

    Show me a nation ruined by Muslim immigration.

    Modern example? Serbia. They got their spirtual heartland carved off them via Albanians crossing the border, dropping litters and then burning churches.

    Although you could just call that typical Albanian behaviour.

    Pre-Modern example? Egypt and Persia. Plus if you want to be technical the entire middle east, Northern India, North Africa and Asia Minor.

    Depends on your definition of “Ruined” of course, but if you count the amount of people being sustained by a given area of land as a yardstick of civilisation the population estimates of pre and post Islamic Egypt and the Levant are interesting to say the least.

    But to be honest I wasn’t just talking about Islam, any mass demographic change alters the nature of the host society and risks losing that which is positive about it.

    Economics in a given nation is to a large extent a reflection of culture, something Brietbart for one certainly understood.

  151. Leo G

    Actually, Akmal … came to prominence as the comedian lefties could laugh at to prove how un-Islamaphobic they were during the noughties.

    Akmal was formally a disaffected Coptic Christian and now claims to be agnostic (whatever that means).

  152. cohenite

    Brave people each and every one of you to watch that shite. I couldn’t, I can’t not with a plasma susceptible to an arm which once threw a javelin 70 meters.

  153. nilk

    He come to prominence as the comedian lefties could laugh at to prove how un-Islamaphobic they were during the noughties.

    Considering that Akmal is of Coptic stock, the idiot lefties fail again in that case.

  154. Driftforge

    That is democracy and freedom in action.
    It is precious and people should respect that.

    No, democracy is the problem. Murderous revolutions are ‘the people in action’.

    Freedom must submit to order; no individual should have more freedom than they are capable of exercising constructively.

  155. .

    James

    You are conflating a military invasion by a theocratic regime with a small number of immigrants and otherwise asylum seekers of questionable credentials.

    Why would you make such a fatuous argument? You know its nonsense and you’d rightfully get ridiculed as a public official for saying that on air.

  156. Driftforge

    Why would you make such a fatuous argument?

    The argument isn’t fatuous, and cannot be dismissed by simple matters such as ignoring the time scale upon which it occurs.

    Observe France then, or Sweden. There are repeated instances throughout history of immigration leading to isolation and subsumation of the original population. Hmph – look at Australia.

    You know its nonsense and you’d rightfully get ridiculed as a public official for saying that on air.

    This is not a valid argument. Most stuff written on the Cat would get you’ ridiculed as a public official for saying that on air’, because it exists outside of the socially accepted window of thought. And to be honest, the Cat is relatively tame compared to the views of many of the old classical liberals that formed this viewpoint through history.

    Step back only 70 years and you find support for eugenics and colonialism. Step back only 140 years and you find support for slavery, and deep opposition to democracy. Rational, considered support for things that are unutterable today.

  157. .

    This is not a valid argument.

    Yes it is. I asked for immigration and was given an example of violent conquest.

    France is stuffed because of socialism and Nordics gave a mass murderer 20 or so years.

    Australian Aborigines are better off.

  158. Driftforge

    Pointing to other factors does not eliminate what is happening in those places due to immigration.

    France has many problems, including an ongoing incapacity to maintain order against the immigrant population.

    The nordics gave a mass murderer 20 years – one of their own – for responding to the immigration situation they had not responded to. That’s democracy at fail, and the exact same problem that a combination of immigration policy and anti-discrimination legislation is gradually birthing here.

    The quiet problem of skilled migration – second generation, reverting to the group mean.

  159. .

    The French police refuse to enforce laws against violent crime? They are cowards and should be sacked.

    Blaming immigration for Brevik’s actions is simply strange.

    Anglophile countries outside of the EU take in a lot more migrants and refugees of virtually all backgrounds and we do okay.

  160. Driftforge

    Blaming immigration for Brevik’s actions is simply strange

    No, it isn’t, not on a societal basis. While an individual remains responsible for thier own actions, if the government by its action or inaction creates a situation in which community tensions increase, in this case by protecting and enabling immigrants and their culture over and above the existing population (i.e. classic leftist alienism), a point will be reached at which individuals take action on their own basis to attempt to rectify the wrong being done.

    Brevik was that point; Democracy fail.

  161. Andrew

    I am going to arrange a trip to the Q&A studios one night.

    Who could would be in?

    I will, but I might need to take some e’s in with me.

  162. Gab

    Who could would be in?

    I will, but I might need to take some e’s in with me.

    I hadn’t considered going before however going stoned to Q&A would be hilarious. (Only weed for me, thanks)

  163. candy

    How about some laughing gas?

  164. nilk, Iron Bogan

    You are conflating a military invasion by a theocratic regime with a small number of immigrants and otherwise asylum seekers of questionable credentials.

    To which I reply, Ai! Lakemba!

  165. Steve of Glasshouse

    Just the pharmaceutical byproduct miasma from the average Q and A audience would induce drooling euphoria and ALPBC knee paddism..

  166. Steve of Glasshouse

    Nilk..Islam is the cure for Islam; it’s a mobious strip with no way out

  167. Gab

    Ai! Lakemba!

    and Punchbowl and Bankstown.

  168. Demosthenes

    Albanians crossing the border, dropping litters and then burning churches.

    Did you mean littering? Or that Albanians are animals, or perhaps untermenschen?

  169. CatAttack

    Part of the problem on Q & A is that a measure of politeness (I think) leads to the Pollies only being grilled and asked to explain themselves while the other panelists particularly comedians and actors are given free rein to make the most inane and fatuous comments unchallenged.

    Because the panel is always stacked to the Left this invariably means most of the Leftard blather attracts no comment whatsoever. Barnaby Joyce however is placed under a heat lamp and beaten with a rubber hose because they know he will say something folksy that Snowcone and the audience can have a chuckle at and feel superior.

  170. “Albanians crossing the border, dropping litters and then burning churches.”

    I think that statement shows a fundamental lack of both humanity and history education.

    Both Albania and Serbia were consumed for the former Yugoslavia which granted (if not made it near mandatory) for populations within the entirety of Yugoslavia to move and merge. (A way of destroying the underlying nationalistic/ethnic/religious bonds between communities in order for socialism to fill the void)

    The notion that Kosovar Albanians somehow orchestrated the mass migration of people in order to gain some territorial advantage is just a case of presenting with prejudice first, and then trying to find some rational explanation for it after the fact. If it was some form of conspiracy why didn’t the Kosovar Albanians simply merge their newly found homeland with their original homeland Albania?

    As for the migration of Muslims being the root cause of nation’s declines, well, the first Muslims arrived in Australia some time in the early 1860s and built their first mosque shortly after that. And apart from some growing pains I’d say Australia has turned out better than most places. As for France, France has made no effort what-so-ever to assimilate or even accommodate the millions of Muslims living there, most of whom are French speaking Algerians from the former French colony, they’re as French as French can get, albeit they’re not white. Perhaps that is the problem, they’re not white, so they stand out, they can’t blend in, so it makes it easier for fingers to be pointed.

    The problem with France is the French happen to live there, a nation state that has been in steady decline into irrelevance since Napoleon lost at Waterloo. A nation living large on past exploits and praying to God the end of the world comes before the banks ask for their money back.

  171. Oh come on

    Roger is either a troll or simply extremely stupid. No point engaging. Rodman – I mean Roger – please don’t let me keep you here any longer. You need to go and most respectfully lick Kim Jong-il’s balls.

    Disgusting serf. You make me sick.

  172. Oh come on

    And after you’ve done with the stiff, Kim Jong-un’s nether regions require your attention.

    That’s the kind of service citizens should be providing their betters in government, right, Roger? Despicable servile worm you are.

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