Q&A Forum: March 24, 2014

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  1. James in Melbourne

    I agree PT, she’s cute…and feisty. More power to her.

    That does it. You are Steve from Brisbane, aren’t you?

  2. Splatacrobat

    FFS bike lanes.
    What is this ? A Coburg council meeting?

  3. boy on a bike

    That sucked. What a waste of effort.

  4. Grigory M

    Common sense from the truck driver.

    FFS. Not if his Black side -v- White side bullshit was any example. He’s a fucking dill who should be exiled in the Antarctic ASAP.

  5. boy on a bike

    How many interruptions were there?

  6. Motelier

    I am going to have to colgate my teeth, and use a liberal amount of Listerine.

    That really left a sour taste in my mouth. A bit like last nights steak still caught between your teeth!

  7. Tintarella di Luna

    Eddie the Eeeejit

  8. Carpe Jugulum

    Interuptions came in at 47, jackpot to next week.

    Captain Queeg closest at 46. So close yet so far

  9. Roger

    No James! :0)
    But I admire a woman who is powerful in her womanliness.
    That doesn’t sound right, but I’ll go with it.

  10. Tom

    This week’s edition of Q&A was only 66% skewed left — or 80% if you count the minutes the left hogged — so next week it returns to the hard left with a full-on activist circus.

  11. egg_

    Artistes in charge of transport planning.
    Hi vis tinsel on pushbikes?

  12. Captain Queeg

    There was a bee’s diaphragm in it Carpe – all I needed was Snowcone to interrupt Rachel once!

  13. PT

    Alberici still looks like Alice from the Brady Bunch

  14. Cold-Hands

    Dedicated bike lanes? However, we’d better spare the taxpayer- they can be paid for by tolls. Cyclists want them? They can pay for ‘em.

  15. CatAttack

    What is it with actors? Entertainers? Comedians? On Q&A. Why do they always come across as vacuous nincompoops?

  16. Aldrydd

    Damn, if only I’d added 31 to my 16 I would have won….. Oh well, there’s always next week (and unlike this week I won’t be watching it sober!)

  17. egg_

    Welcome to the Q&A… & B-list celebs All-star panel.

  18. Captain Queeg

    Whoops other way!

  19. Carpe Jugulum

    Oh Captain Queeg, you were so close, but that why it’s interruption lotto.

  20. Tom

    My god, Carpe. I’d thought it’d be impossible to get to 47 without deliberate bias. Oh, wait!

  21. JC

    This week’s edition of Q&A was only 66% skewed left — or 80% if you count the minutes the left hogged — so next week it returns to the hard left with a full-on activist circus.

    Springer_Jones and the rest of the taxeating leftist slobs must have got a shock when Kelly O’Dwyer received a few claps after her comment about saving lives at sea. They couldn’t understand how the righties got into the program.

  22. Arnost

    Oh yeah – i was in a fifty zone with speed impediment zig zags speed bumps and everytime I slowed down to go through one a cyclist caught up squeezed in and passed me on a downhill section. When I passed him he tried to squeeze in and it got a dash dangerous.

    The fuckwit then started with the i own the freaking rd and kicked at my door and rode off. Unbeknownst to me his clip left a massive gash there. I find that the greentards on bikes are an abomination.

  23. Roger

    Because by and large they are, CA.
    You used to get real raconteurs among old school, classically trained actors.
    Usually they’d held several real jobs beforehand and even fought in the odd war. Not among the present, PC lot though.

  24. CatAttack

    Yes good on you Kelly. I’ve always liked her. My sort of woman.

  25. JC

    Excerpt from Rachel’s wiki page.

    I wonder which member of the family filled in the last bit.

    Griffiths was born in Melbourne, but spent her early childhood on the Gold Coast. She is the daughter of Anna, an art teacher and arts/education consultant, and Edward Griffiths.[1] She moved to Melbourne at the age of five, with her mother and two older brothers. When she was 11, her father left home with an 18-year old woman.[2]

  26. Peter from SA

    I made a mistake. She is not on smack. She is on speed.

  27. Tintarella di Luna

    Usually they’d held several real jobs beforehand and even fought in the odd war. Not among the present, PC lot though.

    That’s cause they only read lines, not words.

  28. Carpe Jugulum

    My god, Carpe. I’d thought it’d be impossible to get to 47 without deliberate bias. Oh, wait!

    Now Tom, remember it is ‘their ALPBC’, although Janet A tops the list at 65 interruptions. Now that was a Busy night.

  29. politichix

    Don’t know if he does it every week but Joe Hildebrand was tweeting up a #qanda storm tonight – pretty funny.

  30. politichix

    Joe Hildebrand ‏@Joe_Hildebrand 1h

    Asking Lindsay Fox about Twitter is like asking a T-bone steak about vegetarianism. #qanda

  31. politichix

    Joe Hildebrand ‏@Joe_Hildebrand 47m

    FUN FACT: Rachel Griffiths is considered quite intelligent on her home planet. #qanda

  32. egg_

    Welcome to the Q&A… & B-list celebs All-star panel.

    Or Q&B-list for short.
    Rhys Muldoon gets my vote for biggest ijiot.

  33. Roger

    And they aren’t too patriotic either, T.

  34. politichix

    Joe Hildebrand ‏@Joe_Hildebrand 17m

    Memo to cyclists: If a cab pulls over at a kerb it’s just possible that someone may be exiting the vehicle. #qanda

  35. Tintarella di Luna

    Rhys Muldoon

    oooh yes he’s a right boyo can stir up quite a kerfuffle! Errrrk

  36. Cold-Hands

    Rhys Muldoon gets my vote for biggest ijiot.

    He looked as though he had overindulged with certain substances last time he was on.

  37. egg_

    Asking Lindsay Fox about Twitter is like asking a T-bone steak T-rex about vegetarianism.

  38. Nic

    Sorry -I know a muslim (a good mate) he’s in the army reserve. Openly says that in a conflict he would not fight another muslim

    FMD my uncle Harry, a Rat of Tobruk thought he could have easily have been fighting his cousins on the opposite side. He was and remained a proud Australian and fought that way

  39. CatAttack

    Rhys Muldoon. Is there a more exasperating person on TV. What the hell is he doing on these programs. So he knows some Labor people. Is that enough to get you invited on TV.

  40. Gab

    Openly says that in a conflict he would not fight another muslim

    Then wtf is he doing in the army?

  41. iamok

    What I’d like to know is why the general public don’t hear about all the Linfox truck accidents. Hmmm?

  42. egg_

    Rhys Muldoon. Is there a more exasperating person on TV. What the hell is he doing on these programs. So he knows some Labor people. Is that enough to get you invited on TV.

    He’s that slow he’s the only member of the Kevin Rudd fan club… other than Kevin Rudd.

  43. Peter from SA

    gosh she is as high as a kite and nuts.

    don’t care you don’t publish this … will (hopefully) be sober tomorrow and will send some inside ideas on SA election ( Jay-mander)

  44. Grigory M

    Openly says that in a conflict he would not fight another muslim

    Then wtf is he doing in the army?

    PT said that he’s a “Choco” (in the Reserves). Hopefully would be weeded out if the need to actually fight arose.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hopefully would be weeded out if the need to actually fight arose.

    And if this son of Anzac is OPENLY saying he would not fight another Muslim, what damage is he prepared to do behind the scenes? The odd bit of lying to an unbeliever? The odd breach of the Official Screts Act?

    By the way, Grigory M, I haven’t heard Reservists described as “chocos” for forty years – and the speaker ended up on the floor of the boozer, wondering what had hit him.

  46. Cold-Hands

    PT said that he’s a “Choco” (in the Reserves).

    Getting training and experience before he goes to Syria?

  47. Roger

    The duty of a soldier is to follow legitimate orders (cf Geneva Convention).
    A Muslim who will not fight another Muslim as a matter of religious principle should not be in any branch of the armed services and it would be circumspect of the ADF to refuse to train such.

  48. JC

    I only just spotted that douchebag Dredd Scott Carr is on twitter, Tom. I kicking myself for missing him.

  49. Gab

    And if this son of Anzac is OPENLY saying he would not fight another Muslim, what damage is he prepared to do behind the scenes? The odd bit of lying to an unbeliever? The odd breach of the Official Screts Act?

    So if he’s in his uniform, walking down the street and a muslim attacks him with a machete yelling alahu akbar, he’s going to do what? Stand there and take it because he won’t fight another Muslim? FFS Muslims are fighting muslims on many continents. This “reservist” story is either bogus or “PT’s” mate is an idiot.

  50. Grigory M

    By the way, Grigory M, I haven’t heard Reservists described as “chocos” for forty years – and the speaker ended up on the floor of the boozer, wondering what had hit him.

    Couldn’t give a rat’s, ZK2A. There was a discussion on the Cat a month or so ago where folks were openly referring to Reservists as “Chocos” (Chocolate Soldiers) – don’t recall you mentioning your above anecdote then. About 20 years ago I worked with an old bloke who was a former WWII veteran who fought in New Guinea, and one of my friends’ father was also a WWII veteran who fought at Tarakan. Both of them referred to Reservists as “Chocos” all the time – never heard of anyone decking either of them.

  51. Tom

    PT
    #1237562, posted on March 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Alberici still looks like Alice from the Brady Bunch

    Absofrigginlutely!

  52. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Getting training and experience before he goes to Syria.

    Well known case happened here, in the Wild West, in the mid 1970′s.

    Young Irishman joined a well known Citizen’s Military Forces infantry battalion, – Assault Pioneers Platoon, with the aim of gaining enough skills with booby traps and explosives to go back to Ireland to strike a blow for the I.R.A.

    Silly young pup got blotto on the aircraft going home to Ireland, , shot his mouth off at the airport bar, and was arrested after being back on Irish soil , oh, for no more then an hour or so.

  53. JC

    @albericie Hey Emma, rubes at Catallaxy blog say you look like Alice from the Brady bunch. Grow the hair a look a little more feminine.

  54. My daughter and I have only just stopped laughing. Can’t believe you guys missed it.
    Eddiot was counting down the terrorist events… he said we’ve been through terrorist events… we’ve been thru Bali… 7 11 … I didn’t pick it up either but the young are so switched on. Daughter looks at me and says … 7 11???
    ohhh god it hurts so much to laugh that much

  55. politichix

    Hey Gab, Rodger’s looking for you everywhere. He’s now on the old open thread. Can you please put him out of his misery!

  56. Gab

    I’d like to but I’m afraid that’s against the law in this country.

  57. Gab

    I think I’d stick a pin in you JC, gently of course :D

  58. Motelier

    From Grigory M –

    There was a discussion on the Cat a month or so ago where folks were openly referring to Reservists as “Chocos” (Chocolate Soldiers)

    OH dear Grigory M. Where is your link? The link is the important thing. But I am sure you are aware of that. And I am sure that you understand the importance of the relevance about quotes.

    Quick, go and fetch.

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    don’t remember you mentioning your above anecdote then.

    Errr – some of us have lives off the Cat, you know.

    As to your two “former” World War Two veterans (surely someone is either a World War Two veteran, or they are not, how can they be former?) referring to Reservists as “choco’s” they were referring to World War Two militia men, and the standard of training and equipment of Citizen’s Forces/Reserve soldiers was far above the militia.

  60. Grigory M

    WTF? Norman – Mother wants you to keep away from the peep-holes you put in the motel show cubicles. An stop wearing the dress and the wig. FFS – she’ll be telling the cops that you’re fruity.

  61. Ripper

    Didn’t watch the show. Did Lindsay declare that he got a govt grant of $17M IIRC to experiment with GPS monitoring for his own sweaty arsed truckies?

    I know in WA they have 6 people monitoring every Truck on the road. They know where they are , what gear they are in , speed , engine rev’s etc. One bloke I know said he was cruising up the road one night and His triple just snuck up to 110km/h on a downhill run just before going back uphill. He reckoned “next minute the phone rag, wanting to know what was going on”.

    Talk about Big brother.

  62. Grigory M

    Sure, sure, ZK2A – pedantic crap. Refer above – I don’t give a rat’s.

  63. Gab

    Have I mentioned this Grigory m character seems to be septimus?

  64. Grigory M

    Ha ha, Glib – you just did. ROTFLMAO at that. FFS.

  65. Motelier

    Grigory M,

    I have tried.

    Honestly, I have tried to bring you in to the Cat.

    As have others. You see in here we have the right to a difference of opinion.

    Where do you stand on that right.

    Where do you stand on the right of free speech?

    Just a simple question or 2 from me to you in a part of growing our bromance.. Huggs.

  66. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Quick, go and fetch.

    Naaah, Motelier, he’s doing a Numbers. “Pedantic crap” is the dead giveaway.

  67. nilk, Iron Bogan

    Well, as the laptop was warming up the phone rang. And hour and a half later I got off the phone. :D

    Makes a nice break, and I got to drink my zesty lemon-lime vodka cruiser without being tempted to throw it at SnowCone’s smug dial.

    Who’s on next week’s panel?

  68. Grigory M

    I have tried.

    Fuck,yeah. You’ve been very trying. Go fuck yourself, pretender.

  69. Motelier

    ZK2A

    Of course we should expect a full and complete thesis as to why

    There was a discussion on the Cat a month or so ago where folks were openly referring to Reservists as “Chocos” (Chocolate Soldiers)

    And I asked for proof?

    FMD. At least in here if we have a humble opinion we post IMHO.

  70. Tom

    Lots of lefty yuman rightwards, Nilk.

  71. Tom

    rightards even. Frigging autocorrect.

  72. Motelier

    Fuck,yeah. You’ve been very trying. Go fuck yourself, pretender.

    Can I be considered to have my own very personal troll?

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Motelier, having crossed swords with Numbers over matters military, this is no contest. Grigory M runs up the white flag at the first contact….

  74. Motelier

    Motelier, having crossed swords with Numbers over matters military, this is no contest. Grigory M runs up the white flag at the first contact….

    Huhhhh

    I have never seen a troll run up the whit flag.

    ZK2A they go quiet until the next topic comes along.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fair comment, Motelier. All the best.

    Closing down, now. Out.

  76. Motelier

    Fuck,yeah. You’ve been very trying. Go fuck yourself, pretender.

    Can I use this in future?

    Copyright and all.

  77. Ripper

    Further to the Ecodrive as a road safety tool for Australian
    conditions

    My observations are that Linfox road trains are the most eco unfriendly as they come through here with 3 x flat top trailers on the ground instead of putting the trailers up.

  78. Cold-Hands

    Who’s on next week’s panel?

    Hi Nilk,
    The token conservative is the new Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson.
    The Leftist stack include Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch,
    Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian born democracy activist and Muslim,
    Lucy Siegle, Environmental editor at the Observer,
    and Ilwad Elman, Canadian-raised Somalian human rights activist and Muslim.

    A disproportionate representation by the Religion of Peace donchathink?

  79. Fisky

    Rhys Muldoon

    I remember him. He breathlessly reported the night before the Oakeschott/Windsor sellout -

    Nation, you will wake to a Labor government.

    Lots of Leftists were punching the air at the red-haired Communist’s victory. Jarrah was quite excited too, I recall. A pyrrhic victory it turned out to be.

  80. kae

    Is this Q&A thread worth trawling through?

  81. calli

    Is this Q&A thread worth trawling through?

    My question too…missed the lot last night, and wondering if I should torture myself over a very late brekky. Others suffered to do the commentary, after all.

  82. calli

    Same old, same old from ABC…but Cat’s comments entertaining as usual.

    Snowcone must be tiring. Calls lLindsay fox a truck magnet.
    Well he’s definitely not a chick magnet.

    Thanks Splat! And now I will put on the hazard gear and tidy up after Motelier and Grigory….

  83. james

    I would like to thank all those here who suffered through the parasitic scum so I didn’t have to.

  84. egg_

    A disproportionate representation by the Religion of Peace Pieces donchathink?

  85. Combine Dave

    Couldn’t give a rat’s, ZK2A. There was a discussion on the Cat a month or so ago where folks were openly referring to Reservists as “Chocos” (Chocolate Soldiers) – don’t recall you mentioning your above anecdote then. About 20 years ago I worked with an old bloke who was a former WWII veteran who fought in New Guinea, and one of my friends’ father was also a WWII veteran who fought at Tarakan. Both of them referred to Reservists as “Chocos” all the time – never heard of anyone decking either of them.

    Grigory,

    The other term for them – “SAS; Saturday and Sunday Soldier.”

    But yes, “Chocos” is a valid term to refer to reservists even now.

    Although I think there’s no shame in being a reservists, good to have a few paunchy soldiers to send out to the frontlines if war were declared.

    Interestingly Australia’s victorian cross winner has become a reservist now. Maybe that can encourage more of the general public to sign up also.

  86. stackja

    I suddenly got called away, so I missed it all.

  87. Grigory M

    Combine Dave – thank you for that information about the use of the terms “SAS” and “Choco”. Much appreciated.

  88. gabrianga

    Lost me when Lindsay Fox suggested calling in the U.N. to resolve migrant problems. For such an astute businessman he seems completely naive if he thinks the U.N. can solve problems when they are famous for creating problems.

    McGuire totally pissed me off with his story comparing the Scots, Welsh and Irish who were given permission to stay in Australia and actually produced passports ,before being allowed entrance, with the illegals and their supporters trying to backdoor Australia.

    I had three interviews, police and Defence Forces check and two named sponsors before leaving the U.K as possibly McGuire’s own family did so shut TF UP Eddie.

    Perhaps McGuire could offer some rooms to the illegals in his $11 million mansion in Toorak?

  89. Splatacrobat
    #1237539, posted on March 24, 2014 at 10:38 pm
    Snowcone must be tiring. Calls lLindsay fox a truck magnet.
    Well he’s definitely not a chick magnet.

    Agreed. However the minor matter of his looks/personality are trumped by the super-duper majorly-attractive wallet he’s sitting on.

    That wallet makes one helluva difference.

    I know majorly feminist activist-minded lawyer chicks who wouldn’t come below the 20th floor in Brisbane’s CBD even to get coffee, who’d be down on their knees in the cab of a Linfox prime mover giving him an oral happy ending that’d be so well done you could call it a “right hoovering”.

  90. JC

    Agreed. However the minor matter of his looks/personality are trumped by the super-duper majorly-attractive wallet he’s sitting on.

    Ummm no, take it from me it still doesn’t help him. He has the finesse of a mallet. He once tried a come on with a friend of wifey and he came across as a coarse fat head.

  91. politichix

    Steve at the Pub
    #1239033, posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Splatacrobat
    #1237539, posted on March 24, 2014 at 10:38 pm
    Snowcone must be tiring. Calls lLindsay fox a truck magnet.
    Well he’s definitely not a chick magnet.

    That wallet makes one helluva difference.

    Only to a certain type of woman.

  92. Only to a certain type of woman.

    erm… I did specify some lawyer chicks who work higher than the 20th floor in the CBD.

    JC, your wifey’s friend has standards. I believe I did use the word “lawyer” ;-)

  93. JC

    It was really coarse behavior especially considering the circumstances, Stevie. Take a big pass on him. There’s no alpha male stuff there. Just boastfulness and lewd, lowrent behavior. Money doesn’t help.

  94. Taken me more than 24 hours to calm down enough to add to this thread.

    I didn’t realise what a moron, nay, complete dickhead Eddie Maguire is.
    Crikey, what a panel of boring fuckwits.

    Most.boring.q&a.ever.

    And that big question about some Aussie Rules scandal. *yawn* I’ll give some leeway coz the show was in Melbourne, but really, obscure localised brouhahas like that ought to be explained for those of us who can barely find Melbourne on a map. (After all, it is further south than Perth is to the west).

  95. JC

    (After all, it is further south than Perth is to the west).

    Where the fuck are you… on those rocks marking the far northern tip of Australia?

  96. Where the fuck are you… on those rocks marking the far northern tip of Australia?

    Australia, it is all part of Australia. Even Melbourne (choke) has to be counted as part of Australia (despite it being the most culturally alien part of the country)

    A common misconception is that Australia is wider than it is high. The country is a heckuva lot further from north to south than it is east to west.
    A clue: The external dimensions of Qld & WA are the same.

  97. Perth (for example) is the same distance from Singapore as it is from the north of Qld.

  98. John Mc

    I always thought the term ‘choco’ came from ‘chocolate solider’ in George Bernard Shaw’s play Arms and the Man.

    Grigory, what is your avatar you got going there?

  99. I think in the Ozzi military context chocolate soldier was meant to imply “melts in the heat” or something. It wasn’t intended as a compliment.
    But words are only as harmful as you want ‘em to be.
    Rats of Tobruk was a German term intended to insult, got turned around beautifully.

  100. Sorry -I know a muslim (a good mate) he’s in the army reserve. Openly says that in a conflict he would not fight another muslim

    It would seem his co-religionists don’t feel that way. Armies in muslim nations seem plenty eager to get stuck right into other muslim countries, or if there’s nothing else on, they’re getting target practice using their domestic population.

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It wasn’t intended as a compliment.

    It was not. Under the Defense act of 1903, a man could be conscripted into the militia for home defense, but only anyone who volunteered to serve overseas would be enlisted into an Australian Imperial Force to serve overseas. The whole aggro came about when militia soldiers, who were specifically denied enlistment in the Australian Imperial force, were referred to as “chocolate soldiers”- likely to melt in the sun (overseas.) I’ve served in both the Regular and Reserve military in this country – it was always good for an argument with the “Regs” that, for most of Australia’s military history, the defense of Australia relied on part time militia. As a “Regular” , before the Reserve Forces were deployed to East Timor and Afghanistan, you could silence certain mouthy Reservists by saying that, as a Regular, you could be on operations in 24 hours, while a Reservist was sorting out his personal affairs, and tidying his office…….

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