Q&A Forum: June, 9, 2014

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379 Responses to Q&A Forum: June, 9, 2014

  1. Has a physician been called? Rosalie sounds like she’s about halfway through a stroke.

  2. Talleyrand

    The twitter feed is most entertaining. But now it seems to have broken down. Funny that.

    Must cost too much in Public Holiday penalty rates to man the feeds at the ABC

  3. Turtle of WA

    It must be nice to be Coleman’s age and be perfectly blunt with the world.

  4. Arnost

    Coleman says – we can learn from science philosophers Engineers – The other panellists: we can learn from chimpanzees … Or from aborigines or something.

  5. Peewhit

    Steve, what do you think she is stroking?

  6. Arnost

    Why can’t we learn anything from the moose?

  7. Who the fvk is the swampy banging on about the ‘yartz’.

  8. Peter from SA

    Snowcone is wearing a black shirt and black tie. He would fit in well with Mussolini’s mob …

  9. It must be nice to be Coleman’s age and be perfectly blunt with the world.

    I love him. He’s doing very well, considering he’s a rooster thrown into the fox-house.

  10. Arnost

    The moose is a very sensitive being you know.

  11. egg_

    Rosalie sounds like she’s about halfway through a stroke.

    Snowcone had better watch his trouser snake?

  12. Ok who put crack in the nursing home tea urn

  13. Rosalie sounds like she’s about halfway through a stroke.
    Snowcone had better watch his trouser snake?

    She must have some sort of hold over him, to ramble on so much without being interrupted.

  14. caveman

    Betty and her team are talking out of their third eye tonight.

  15. Baldrick

    Oh … now we’re on medical problems grrrrrr.

  16. Arnost

    I have to say – this has been the most un-informative qanda Evah!

    EVAH!

  17. egg_

    What’s Betty’s opinion of chimp art?

  18. Interruptions have come to a blistering high of 13

    FMD, what a group circle jerk

  19. Oh … now we’re on medical problems grrrrrr.

    They’ll be comparing prescriptions & GP’s if it goes on much longer.

  20. Baldrick

    A moocher welfare question.

  21. Turtle of WA

    Coleman says – we can learn from science philosophers Engineers – The other panellists: we can learn from chimpanzees … Or from aborigines or something.

    Spot on.

    The modern left choose technological, economic and evolutionary decline while parasitically taking every advantage of progress.

  22. Motelier

    Why the F,,k do I do this every Monday night

    Compansionship?

  23. Andrew

    Getting Twitter to select a question…lol.

  24. Infidel Tiger

    In the next battle round an obese lesbian with a mohawk is up against a lithe blond surfer girl and a scrawny indeterminate gender folk singer.

    My money is on the lez. She has a terrible voice but is a victim.

  25. Arnost

    If you hit a moose – in a car… It’s not like hitting a kanga . Not even a cow!

  26. Shelley

    These people are just no fun – when did everything get so depressing?

  27. This is shit, i’m out of here

    Konbanwa troops

  28. Thanks for the warning guys. I refuse to watch Kunoth Monks. I saw enough of her when I lived in the NT. She is a rabid, hate mongering parasite. I’m off to watch an episode of GOT.

  29. Getting Twitter to select a question…lol.

    I think we’ve just found a way to game the questioning Andrew.

  30. Andrew

    ‘The market is king’ – well said John

  31. Arnost

    Just about every day in Northern Ontario, there is an accident involving a moose. When you get into an accident with a moose, you might as well drive into a brick wall. Moose in Ontario can get over 1500 pounds and a fender-bender is not the result, death or extreme injury for the occupants of the car is the result.

  32. calli

    There would have to be a lake of Sav blanc to anaethetise this load of fertiliser. Please, please package this load of poop and deliver it to my address. I have a way to make it very productive indeed.

  33. Andrew

    Coleman going for the jugular and attacking BDS!!!

  34. Armadillo

    Best advertisement I’ve seen for lowering the retirement age yet. Kill me now.

  35. Praising Gough. Coleman starts to drop the gentlemanly facade. This could get interesting.

  36. Shelley

    Bunch of misery gutses

  37. calli

    Students is what the county’s based on….no Betty….here’s a secret just for you…it’s profitable businesses.

  38. FMD, “Sicilians & others don’t like debt” so they won’t let their kids run up a HECS debt. Thus HECS is racist, or something.

  39. Turtle of WA

    Snowcone wrapped it up pretty quick when Coleman was about to mention that lefties are anti-semites.

  40. Baldrick

    The carpet snake’s gonna bag the Irish Nuns now.

  41. Anne

    Put a debt ’round her neck???

    Put a band around her stomach!

  42. The young are about to rise up and enforce a bill of rights, or something.

  43. Grigory M

    Masochists – you lot are.

  44. Shelley

    The advice I would give my 20 year old self? Get the hell out of this country before mid 2000s

  45. Motelier

    well tonight in the green room there will be a fmmfff fun time tonight.

  46. calli

    And that ends the twilight version of Q&A …orrible.

  47. hzhousewife

    Hey where to Shelley? genuine question….

  48. Arnost

    An unlucky Norwegian man driving on a country road at night swerved around a moose in the road only to hit an even unluckier bear. Wildlife officials say the bear, one of only around 150 in the country

  49. egg_

    Well, the ‘magic Aborigine’ certainly spoke in tongues…

  50. Anne

    Hah, The Seven Year Itch is on Fox Classics. Ch 114

  51. Turtle of WA

    Horrible… but glad I saw Peter Coleman serving it straight up to them.

  52. Armadillo

    Advice to your 20 year old self? With these lot? Retire at 21.

  53. Shelley

    Not sure actually…I have been trying to work that one out. Canada/NZ? I love Australia, I just hate the way it is going and I do not see it getting any better??

  54. Arnost

    I guessed no one would gave been game enough to bring up Jacob Bronowski… Would have been fun to see Chimp woman and snake woman having a go at him …

  55. hzhousewife

    LOL they won’t have Peter Coleman back in a hurry !

  56. Infidel Tiger

    The advice I would give my 20 year old self? Get the hell out of this country before mid 2000s

    Yep. Get a career that is in demand all over the globe so you are not stuck in a toilet of a country that punishes success and freedom.

    And put your house on Viewed in the 2008 Melbourne Cup.

  57. Motelier

    I have found one motorhome…now to look for another…I am now 60 minutes behind.

    Wasted is probably a better word

  58. Armadillo

    It’s not much of a call, but that was the WORST QandA ever.

    Reminds me, the spell check correction for QandA comes up as “Qaeda”. No wonder IT reckons the country is a toilet.

  59. JC

    My lord that obese aboriginal woman was offensive in what she said. So fatty doesn’t like the idea of assimilation- accuses Noel Person of being an mere assimilated aboriginal.

    So how did fatty get down from NT to Sydney? I presumably she didn’t walk

  60. Rich

    Was this one worse than the Writers’ Festival one a few weeks ago?

    I left the room as soon as I realised they had once again stacked the panel with ‘independent’ non-politicians

  61. My lord that obese aboriginal woman was offensive in what she said. So fatty doesn’t like the idea of assimilation- accuses Noel Person of being an mere assimilated aboriginal.
    So how did fatty get down from NT to Sydney? I presumably she didn’t walk

    By the look of it she wasn’t wearing a possum skin lap-lap either.

  62. JC

    WTF was she saying in the foreign stuff? Was she talking in tongues?

  63. Shelley

    Yes, don’t waste your time Rich. It was THAT bad.

  64. Charles

    Age certainly hasn’t helped their sense at all, I’m seeing fair bit of the silly old bugger syndrome tonight.

  65. Motelier

    SatP

    When we sell both businesses, where ever the work takes us.

    Really I am so over the hard yakka atm

  66. JC

    LOL they won’t have Peter Coleman back in a hurry !

    hahaa he was great. Never heard of him before. Who is he?

    The artist woman was really stupid. Just goes to show that even in a semi-capitalist nation such as ours, there’s enough money to go around for the terminally stupid to have a decent life.

    And the way she groveled to the obese nasty aboriginal woman was just pathetic.

  67. Motelier

    My recommendation for future viewers of tonight’s QandA.

    Do not watch.

  68. JC

    Goodall needs to get the fuck out of the jungle and stop stalking those poor chimps. She needs to go to the nursing home.

  69. egg_

    So how did fatty get down from NT to Sydney?

    She lived in Melbourne for 20 years with her WASP hubby.
    Just sounds bitter & twisted in her old age.
    Post ‘Jedda’ et al relevance deprivation syndrome?

  70. JC

    Mote

    It’s great for a laugh as the left use it to churn out whatever shit is fashionable at the time. We at the Cat, knock them and their ridiculous ideas out of the ball park by incessantly mocking them.

  71. Rich

    It’s bizarre, Question Time on the BBC very rarely have a non-politician episode (what would be the point?)

    How do the ABC square these self-indulgent episodes with their supposed mission statement:

    It’s about democracy in action – on Q&A the audience gets to ask the questions.

    It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you’re from – everyone can have a go and take it up to our politicians and opinion makers.

    Energetic and opinionated – Q&A brings Australia’s egalitarian and larrikin spirit into the studio.

    Q&A is about encouraging people to engage with politics and society.

  72. JC

    Oh so she’s assimilated then, Egg. My lord he must be a henpecked old sod. Imagine her coming at you every day talking gibberish and with attitude. Fuck me.

  73. Armadillo

    Pearson hasn’t been seen for ages (last time about 2012). From what I understand, he was coughing blood and is ill. Didn’t stop that obese one putting in the slipper.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/quieter-greyer-but-unbowed-noel-pearson-fights-on/story-fn59niix-1226457779237#mm-premium

  74. Peter from SA

    I presumably she didn’t walk

    dreamed her way to the ABC studios …

  75. Motelier

    JC

    Tonight was a waste or my time and your time.

    You know I am right

  76. calli

    Everyone was deferential to the aborigine, even when she was full of hateful rubbish. Was that racist? Shouldn’t she have been challenged? Does her more brown complexion make her bulletproof?

    Tonight women and little kiddies are being brutalised in her magical communities. And not by whitey.

  77. JC

    Mote

    Actually for Peter Coleman it wasn’t a total waste. He really was good value and only tripped up once when he started suggesting there was value in co-assimilation with Aboriginal culture. Frankly I don’t see any, but then I’m just a barbarian. when it comes to that sort of stuff. :-)

  78. Infidel Tiger

    hahaa he was great. Never heard of him before. Who is he?

    Former editor of Quadrant and the Bulletin. Peter Costello’s father in law.

  79. Motelier

    JC….yes that was good.

    Anyhow.

    I am off to the other thread….

  80. Infidel Tiger

    Pretty darn impressive:

    Coleman then traveled to the United Kingdom to study political philosophy at the London School of Economics under Michael Oakeshott, completing a thesis on the French philosopher Georges Sorel.[6] He graduated as Master of Science (Economics) in 1952.

  81. Arnost

    He also has a regular column in the Aust Speccie.

  82. Anne

    JC, there a Peter Coleman CEO or CFO at Rio Tinto. Don’t know if that’s him.

  83. JC

    Everyone was deferential to the aborigine, even when she was full of hateful rubbish.

    I know. The first thing i would have suggested is that it wouldn’t be racist if I suggest she lost 50 kilos. It would do her good and perhaps save some money for the local indig community health centre we’re all paying for.

    Was that racist? Shouldn’t she have been challenged? Does her more brown complexion make her bulletproof?

    She close to the top as far as leftist victim bingo goes. The only thing that would have trumped her was a dwarf aboriginal lesbian.

    Tonight women and little kiddies are being brutalised in her magical communities. And not by whitey.

    It’s not true according to her. It’s all a fabrication.

  84. Grigory M

    Here you go, JC – Peter Coleman

    William Peter Coleman (born 15 December 1928) is an Australian writer and former politician. A widely published journalist for over 60 years, he was editor of The Bulletin (1964-1967) and of Quadrant for 20 years, and has published 16 books on political, biographical and cultural subjects. While still working as an editor and journalist he had a short but distinguished political career as a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1968-1978 for the Liberal Party of Australia, serving both as a Minister in the State Cabinet and in the final year as Leader of the New South Wales Opposition. From 1981-1986 was Member for Wentworth in the Australian House of Representatives. In 2008 he was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) at the University of Sydney for services to Australian intellectual life.

  85. JC

    Anne

    I doubt it. This dude was announced as form politician and writer. He didn’t look like he was mining engineer type.

  86. Infidel Tiger

    She close to the top as far as leftist victim bingo goes.

    She had left and right bingo wings.

  87. Grigory M

    As someone upthread observed – he is Peter Costello’s father in law.

  88. Armadillo

    Actually for Peter Coleman it wasn’t a total waste.

    He wasn’t a total waste for the ABC anyway. He came across to their intended audience as a bigoted old conservative. Linked to the Liberals – more importantly, linked to Abbott. ABC24 will go feral tomorrow.

    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/tony-abbott-chooses-conservatives-to-judge-the-prime-ministers-literary-awards-20140524-zrn0m.html

  89. JC

    Former editor of Quadrant and the Bulletin. Peter Costello’s father in law.

    Damn he’s impressive. Love the old coot. I’m sure Rafe knows him as he knows all the old rightie coots.

  90. egg_

    The only thing that would have trumped her was a dwarf aboriginal lesbian.

    Next week’s QandA – and a chimp?

  91. JC

    No seriously, I’ve watched a few programs on Goodall on the Nat Geo Channel or whatever it’s called. I never realized she’s that big a fucking idiot.

    Spare a thought for those poor chimps forced to spend time with her as she stalked them. It’s a wonder they didn’t attack her.

  92. calli

    It was like visiting my aunt in the nursing home not too long ago.

    Everyone looked quite normal eighty-something’s, sitting in he lounge, watching the TV. And then they start to speak…and only one made any sense at all. Poor old bugger…

  93. Infidel Tiger

    Coleman taught English for a year in the Sudan. Wow.

  94. Infidel Tiger

    They should have just had Howard and Hawke on. Those old geezers aren’t the worst.

  95. JC

    Coleman taught English for a year in the Sudan. Wow.

    Obviously it didn’t help in civilizing the murderous bastards.

  96. FMD, she is/was Jedda. She’s …er… changed so much I didn’t recognise her.

    I’m shattered. Shattered. I’ll never be able to watch the movie in the same way again…. poor me.
    I’ve always wondered what became of her…. Now I wish I’d never found out.

  97. Peter from SA

    Spare a thought for those poor chimps forced to spend time with her as she stalked them.

    LOL JC … the dumb bint probably stressed them out to excess but blamed their lack of reproduction on climate change. How many chimps would you have rooted with some porno director-style camera-holding wanker filiming you from a few metres away?

  98. john constantine

    my facebook feed is full of heartfelt rage and anger that their abc could stoop so low as to have ‘that man’ on their q and a.

    they didn’t like the way he made them feel, interrupted the vibe and flow of their birdsong.

  99. Foggyfig

    FMD – I was busy elsewhere, 10 minutes and I am done tonight.

  100. vr

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    As of May this year, she has sold three.

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  101. Notafan

    Rosalie Kunoth Monks was an Anglican nun at the community of the Holy Name in Melbourne between 1960 and 1970, just saying.

  102. Aussieute

    Interesting how Rosalie has turned, an LNP politician (whatever letters were at the time) in the NT
    Had a lot to do with her at one stage, interesting how she’s changed her tune.
    Previously on about the same line as Pearson now despises him.

  103. Grigory M

    Rosalie Kunoth Monks was an Anglican nun at the community of the Holy Name in Melbourne between 1960 and 1970, just saying.

    Your point?

  104. Max

    Tonight women and little kiddies are being brutalised in her magical communities. And not by whitey.

    And yet throughout our school system / public and private, atheist and catholic* you will see aboriginal worship everywhere.

    Every speech night, will involve talk of traditional owners, many assignments across the whole curriculum will involve aboriginal worship.

    *But I bet they dont do this at the Muslim schools

  105. Max

    Previously on about the same line as Pearson now despises him.

    Follow the money – Pearsons solutions don’t involve bucket-loads of money

  106. But I bet they dont do this at the Muslim schools

    I’ll bet they do, just with a different set of rightful owners.

  107. Max

    But I bet they dont do this at the Muslim schools

    I’ll bet they do, just with a different set of rightful owners.

    In the preface of this book Anthony Mudine argues that Aboriginals were Muslims

    https://shop.abc.net.au/products/islam-in-australia

    Islam reached Australia’s shores before Christianity

    , but it is only in recent times that its believers have become a significant part of Australia’s rich cultural mix. What is Islam and who are its practitioners in Australia? What do they believe and how do they practice their beliefs? What exists behind the often negative stereotypes presented in the media?;In this brief and accessible introduction to the world of Islam, Abdullah Saeed dispels the myths and explains the background to one of humanity’s oldest and most intriguing religions – with particular reference to Islam now, and to the experience of Muslims in Australia.

  108. Max

    http://theconversation.com/long-history-with-islam-gives-indigenous-australians-pride-3521

    Muslim conversion is growing in Indigenous communities.

    In the 2001 national census, 641 Indigenous people identified as Muslim. By the 2006 census the number had climbed by more than 60% to 1014 people.

    This recent rise in conversions among Indigenous Australians may seem to be a political gesture. But unknown to many is the long history between Aboriginal people and Islamic culture and religion.

    Three centuries of history

    Indigenous and Muslim communities have traded, socialised and intermarried in Australia for three centuries.

    From the early 1700s, Muslim fishermen from Indonesia made annual voyages to the north and northwestern Australian coast in search of sea slugs (trepang). The trade that developed included material goods, but the visitors also left a lasting religious legacy.

    Recent research confirms the existence of Islamic motifs in some north Australian Aboriginal mythology and ritual.

    In mortuary ceremonies conducted by communities in Galiwinku on Elcho Island today, there is reference to Dreaming figure Walitha’walitha, an adaptation of the Arabic phrase Allah ta’ala (God, the exalted).

  109. Cold-Hands

    Misled by the presence of football on the radio, I mistook Monday for Sunday, thereby saving myself from what seems to have been another monumentally bad Q&A. More grist to Rabz’s mill… Shut it down.

  110. Notafan

    Grigory my point being claims upthread that Ms Kunoth Monks had lived in Melbourne with her husband for twenty years when she in fact had lived in a religious community for ten years. Is that okay with you?
    Speaking from a personal perspective I greatly admire those who undertake religious vocations, though I acknowledge some could have been better.

  111. Grigory M

    notafan – reluctant as I am to say so (the protective poet might suddenly materialize), your comment as it stood seemed worthy of a banishment to The Pointless Forest – but you are not little Oblio – and you probably don’t have a dog named Arrow.

  112. Notafan

    I looked at Wikipedia for the pointless forest and then I thought hmm lsd and scrolling down the page there was the acid word.
    Just a little too young to be familiar with Harry Nilsson, I’m afraid. In the early 70s I was still being enamoured of The Banana Splits, Pufnstuf and the Bugaloos.
    Ms Kunoth Monks has a fascinating life story and I bet, a concession card.

  113. Grigory M

    Just a little too young to be familiar with Harry Nilsson, I’m afraid.

    Mmff – (sorry, shouldn’t laugh when ladies pretend they are younger than they are) – anyhoo, my favourite movie when I was just a boy : The Point.

  114. JC

    LOL JC … the dumb bint probably stressed them out to excess but blamed their lack of reproduction on climate change. How many chimps would you have rooted with some porno director-style camera-holding wanker filiming you from a few metres away?

    Lol

    So chimps stopped rooting must be a new one for the warm list.

  115. Notafan

    Now I discussed Harry Nilsson with a musical colleague and he told me he wrote ‘everybody’s talking at me ‘ which I have heard. I was 11 in 1971 and we only ever saw evening television at my grandparents.
    I never pretend to be younger than I am, couldn’t care less. Though I do dye my hair, daughter’s orders.

  116. stackja

    Notafan
    #1341757, posted on June 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    Now I discussed Harry Nilsson with a musical colleague and he told me he wrote ‘everybody’s talking at me ‘ which I have heard. I was 11 in 1971 and we only ever saw evening television at my grandparents.
    I never pretend to be younger than I am, couldn’t care less. Though I do dye my hair, daughter’s orders.

    Everybody’s Talkin’ From Wikipedia
    “Everybody’s Talkin’” is a folk rock song written and originally released by Fred Neil in 1966.

  117. Notafan

    My rock legend was wrong then, I’ll never trust him again.

  118. stackja

    Notafan
    #1341764, posted on June 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm
    My rock legend was wrong then, I’ll never trust him again.

    Don’t be too harsh.

  119. Grigory M

    rock legend

    notafan – there is a Rock Man is the movie – my link above at 1.12pm is to the original and best, narrated by Dustin Hoffman – I’m sure you would enjoy it.

  120. Grigory M

    in the movie – not is the movie.

  121. Notafan

    Thankyou Grigory
    I’m up to 21 minutes then it buffered so I will have to try watching it on another machine

  122. Helen

    The sad thing is, there’s people out there with tilted heads, nodding in agreeance with this carpet snake.

    Stockholm syndrome.

  123. Grigory M

    I’m up to 21 minutes then it buffered so I will have to try watching it on another machine

    notafan – there are easy ways to download youtube videos/movies in a few minutes – then you can watch them offline without the buffering and without using up your bandwidth.

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