Wednesday Forum: July 9, 2014 (Trust me, I’m the Doctor edition)

Okay – this is what happens when you pre-program open forums and don’t concentrate.

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544 Responses to Wednesday Forum: July 9, 2014 (Trust me, I’m the Doctor edition)

  1. Infidel Tiger

    “If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying [married priests and SSM] could not happen,” John added. “He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together and that is what the church should be about.”

    I think we know why Elton needed Bernie Taupin for the lyrics.

  2. Splatacrobat

    Detailed Programmatic Specificity – What to say when you have know idea what you are talking about.

  3. notafan

    Elton is an Anglican living in the US, isn’t he ? He’s got the Episcopalians, what more does he want?

  4. calli

    Taliband – mistaking a terrorist organisation for some pimples on the X Factor

  5. Infidel Tiger

    What would Jesus do?

    Slap you senseless I hope for thinking this is an acceptable barnet.

  6. struth

    Canberra Press Gallery……….Department of left wing propaganda.
    Fact checkers…………….see Canberra Press Gallery.

  7. kae

    racist – any white person who says anything critical of any other race, religion or nationality, and shut up.

  8. JC

    Hey step, as you’re aware no one reads your silly blog… Not even you. I copied and pasted a comment I left there as we know you read this blog.

    Stepford

    Stop worrying about this shit and concern yourself with more immediate matters

    . The climate models have imploded and basically useless.

    You’re coming off disability and going on Newstart.

  9. calli

    Australia Day - attempt to look “Proime Ministerial” during a race riot organised by your office. Ship organiser off to cushy o/s job to avoid awkward questions. Sweet.

  10. Marlon Shakespeare

    Climate Model:Something that does not work and is boring to look at.

    Fashion Model: Something that does work and is pleasant to look at except in certain cases when viewed sideon they disappear.

    Hearty Meal:Recommened for those fashion models which when viewed sideon disappear.

  11. Brendan Eich was only the beginning . . .

    I’ve worked at Chase for the past 11 years. Yearly (sometimes skipping a year though) the bank will send out an Employee Survey to gauge how the employees feel about the bank and the management team they report up to. Every year that’s all the questions ever related to: the bank in general and management. But this year there was a question that had many of us scratching our heads.

    This is a company wide survey. All lines of business have the same survey. There was a question where it said to check the boxes that were applicable to you. You could select one, more than one, or none. Here it is:

    Are you: 1) A person with disabilities; 2) A person with children with disabilities; 3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities; 4) A member of the LGBT community.

    I thought 4 was a little oddly placed, but oh well. It was the next option that pulled the needle off the record:

    5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT.

    What?! What kind of question was that? An “ally” of that community? What’s the alternative if you don’t select that option? You’re not a ally of the LGBT community?

    This survey wasn’t anonymous. You had to enter your employee ID. With the way things are going and the fact that LGBT rights are being viewed as pretty much tantamount to the civil rights movement of the mid 50s to late 60s, not selecting that option is essentially saying “I’m not an ally of civil rights”; which is a vague way to say “I’m a bigot.” The worry among many of us is that those who didn’t select that poorly placed, irrelevant option will be placed on the “you can fire these people first” list.

  12. kae

    Beer coaster – see serviette and white board.

  13. C.L.

    “If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was …”

    Ahahahahahaha.

    “He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness …”

    For sinners. Correct.

  14. calli

    Well, that’s enough levity for me…back to the sandpaper and Spakfilla.

    I have to speak truth (with 120 grit) to power (plaster dags)…those jambs won’t sand themselves. :)

  15. C.L.

    Entries for Rambler’s Lexicon may as well be declared closed.

    They’re getting lamer by the hour.

    Dover is right, though.

    Catallaxy’s greatest neologism* – Hi-Alanist – needs to be in there.

    * Coined by Michael Sutcliffe

    I defined it back in 2012 for the benefit of a visitor:

    … the now retired Michael Sutcliffe … identified and mocked the phenomenon of phony ‘conservatives’ ringing talk-back shock-jocks (like Alan Jones) and saying things like, “Hi Alan, I’m a lifelong Liberal voter but I can’t stand Tony Abbott and have to say, reluctantly, that I’ll be voting for Kevin Rudd/Julia Gillard etc.”

    This phenomenon was christened Hi-Alanism.

    Catallaxy’s most notorious Hi-Alanist is Steve from Brisbane – a far left practitioner of the craft.

  16. Well, that had me googling to see W(ho)TF “Brendan Eich” is.

  17. struth

    You can’t be an ally to something that does not exist.
    Is our gay human rights commissioner in the same community as the left wing diesel dyke who’s fallen face first into a tackle box.
    This is the sort of thing going on now and the worst thing is to be silent about it.
    I would be asking who the author of the questionaire was, and then asking them to elaborate on what the community really is so you can answer honestly.
    Keep asking questions.
    It stuffs them right up.

  18. val majkus

    evidence based – there was no supporting metrics, so we fiddled the data

    back to globull warming check out to see how the BOM are fiddling the temperature data
    download ” The paper ‘Modelling Australian and global temperatures: what’s wrong? Bourke and Amberley as case studies” by Dr Marohasy et al

  19. stackja

    “If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was …”

    I believe he hated the sin but loved the sinner.
    There is a need to define sin today.
    Once there were Ten defined.

  20. 5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT.

    WTF? Are these wallies kidding?
    Just asking that question would likely get you flattened most places I’ve worked. (..er.. once the meaning of LGBT was explained)
    Any boss who asked it would’ve had to start trying to find an entire fresh workforce, coz most blokes woulda quit after thinking about it for a bit.

    Sometimes I wonder how long I’d have lasted in the corporate world before I’d have had a very public slice of some stupid power dressed bint, or a mighty knuckle up with some besuited wanker.

  21. Brendan Eich’s lynching was discussed here for at least a week. It even led to enumerable people looking for an alternative web-browser.

  22. JC

    Catallaxy’s most notorious Hi-Alanist is Steve from Brisbane – a far left practitioner of the craft.

    He’s busy at the moment which is why he hasn’t posted any comments here. He’s busy getting his stupid head around the fact that the climate models are fucked and he’s also dealing with the debilitating news he’s coming off the disability “wage” while heading off to Newstart.

  23. val majkus

    enumerable

    that’s worthy of a Gillardism!

  24. twostix

    “He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together and that is what the church should be about.”

    Which is why he was crucified by a raging mob of the days cultural elites. Because he was all about “bringing people together”.

    He also made a whip and went so mental on a bunch of people in a temple that they all ran away.

  25. val majkus

    it’s not just the BOM having trouble with adjustments:

    Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be “adjustable” in NOAA’s world

    As Watts says “Whatever happened to just using actual measured data? There is no justification for this”

  26. Tom

    JC, Bill Leak was so impressed with Stepford and his blog he drew a cartoon about him.

  27. val majkus

    I meant innumerable

    don’t apologise Dover, I like ‘enumerable’ – has that scientific sound

  28. that’s worthy of a Gillardism!

    BTW, cut the hyperbowl.

  29. JC

    Tom

    Leak missed why stepford is on disability. Stepford fell over at work broke his little figure. He’s been on disability ever since.

  30. It is a word, val, but only in use in mathematics.

  31. Dan

    I reckon SFB is still trying to work out why its more expensive to grocery shop at the Boggo Rd market than it is to shop at coles/woolies

  32. stackja

    Got to 532 Responses to Wednesday Forum: July 9, 2014 (Trust me, I’m the Doctor edition) then new open fred.

  33. Gab

    As [Anthony] Watts says “Whatever happened to just using actual measured data?

    He’s such a neophyte, isn’t he? God love him.

  34. stackja

    val majkus
    #1364989, posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:05 pm
    it’s not just the BOM having trouble with adjustments:

    Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be “adjustable” in NOAA’s world

    As Watts says “Whatever happened to just using actual measured data? There is no justification for this”

    There is no justification for this. Money.

  35. Gab

    dover_beach
    #1364921, posted on June 30, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Interesting times: Jordanian Bedouin hoist Al Qaeda flag in Ma’an -Jordanian Bedouin hoist Al Qaeda flag in Ma’an -104 km from Eilat. US, Israeli forces on the ready

    H/t: Roger Simon

    What is it that these people really want? Okay, I mean apart from the destruction of the West, democracy, Israel and a global caliphate (not necessarily in that order), what do they really really want? If they achieved all of the above would they finally, finally, be happy with their lot?

  36. Aristogeiton

    dover_beach
    #1364999, posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm
    It is a word, val, but only in use in mathematics.

    I’m reminded of Tony Jones.

  37. I’m reminded of Tony Jones.

    I’m reminded of Kamahl.

  38. Tracey

    The list should include a definition of Ratfucker, just for completeness.

  39. hoppers

    Ratfucker: Person of Chinese origin who is smarter than me.

  40. Cold-Hands

    “I did nothing wrong”

    Formula repeated in response to all allegations secure in the (possibly mistaken) knowledge that all incriminating documents have been “lost”.

    cf “I am innocent of all charges“.

  41. Ros

    Jesus was not a Christian, he was a Jew. Additionally it seems he wasn’t a Judean as the Palestinians have now recognised, (and like Mohammed not a deity but a prophet, a Palestinian messenger according to Abbas). Now to be a Palestinian he couldn’t be a modern Palestinian, Hadrian renamed the province of Judea Palaestina a hundred years after Jesus died, but after the folk who had conquered part of Judea and surrounds. So the Palestinians must be descended from the original Palestinians, or Plesheths, English version Philistines, to be a Palestinian. Exciting stuff because the Philistines were not Semites, they were Europeans of Greek and Cretan descent who invaded parts of the eastern Mediterranean coast. Hence Palestinians are not Semites rather they are Europeans. For those of us of European descent this is indeed amazing, Palestinians are our cousins.I wonder if they like the idea.

  42. kae

    Ari
    Ari

    You can believe whatever you like. The Crown did not present evidence of a cause of death at trial. The body was badly decomposed.

    I heard/the implication was that Alison Baden Clay was strangled.

    The defence is trying to show that she was suicidal.

    I was being facetious.

    You seem to be here to fight and argue with people. Have fun.

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