Monday forum: August 25, 2014

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  1. Rabz

    BTW, anyone here find Eddie Perfect funny?

    Dover, I used to find him amusing back in the days when I was a lefty. Taking the piss out of all those religious, middle aged, middle class squares. Even attended one of the gigs he was performing with Max Gillies at the Sydney “Uthman Badar” Opera House.

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Philippa Martyr, Online Top Quality Dating Coach

    There y’are Philippa. Fixed the business title. Unless of course you are doing online coaching for offline dating. Now there’s a market. :)

  3. Rabz

    On Apeman Goodes:

    Vilified for being a hero? For being brave? For standing up for himself? For saying “No”?

    No, it’s because the stupid hairy ape* bullied a thirteen year old girl before a national audience of millions.

    Why is this so difficult for for these sanctimonious dickheads to comprehend?

    *Not the HIA.

  4. There y’are Philippa. Fixed the business title. Unless of course you are doing online coaching for offline dating. Now there’s a market.

    I must remain the Online Dating Coach. I can’t reach the online dating market otherwise, who are the people desperately in need of my strongest injunctions.

    Soon to be available from the blogsite: bumper stickers reading ‘Online Dating: A Waste of Time’. Order now for speedy delivery.

  5. Pickles

    online dating coach

    Familiarise yourself with certain Portuguese manouvers.
    Clean up out the back.
    Hook in.

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    *Not the HIA.

    Oh no. The Hairy Irish Ape is a very special, quality Hairy Ape and human being.

    I didn’t find him online, either. I am basically an old-fashioned girl.
    I just batted my eyelashes at him and they swept him off his feet.
    He was guest speaker from industry at some half-way feminist conference.
    I was doing a Philippa – I went because I was bored and lonely but invited.
    He clung to me in that milieu like a drowning man who’d just found his Mae West.

  7. I was doing a Philippa – I went because I was bored and lonely but invited.

    You see? It works.

    If only everyone would listen to me. The world would be a far more organised place.

  8. Des Deskperson

    ‘….the show has morphed from a sexy exploration of relationships into a celebration of dysfunctional families.’

    The issue with ‘Offspring’ is that the characters are all sh*ts, rich, self-indulgent, feckless, incompetent sh*ts. Initially they came across as sort of eccentric and endearing, but with the hardening of the creative arteries over the last few seasons, they’ve settled down as boring and embarrassing on the screen, just as such people would be in real life.

    Having said that, the show still retained a sort of originality and freshness that was totally absent in its ABC rival ‘The Time or Our Lives’, which was just the antics of a bunch of sawdust-filled ‘progressive’ marionettes. But then, that’s the ongoing generic difference between ABC and commercial TV drama.

    And yes, Eddie Perfect has never been funny, neither is he talented in any other area, but he’s ‘progressive’, so it’s OK. Same with William McInnes .

  9. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From stackja at 2:40 pm:

    ” Kardashian sisters blasted for ignoring Michael Brown VMA moment of silence

    The Trayvonistas hitting their ‘unlike’ buttons on Facebook. Oh the humanity!

    And they probably voted for Obama!”

    The State funeral lasted over four hours and was fair dinkum like the half time show at the Super Bowl. Even Sharpton looked bored witless.

    The USA is lurching and stumbling towards parody – Vladimir is on his Skype screen poking his tongue out and giggling, Maverick and Goose from the Ching Chong Air Force are doing low passes and barrel rolls over his east Asian embassies, Islamic State wanders about the Middle East doing drive by beheadings for fun yet all the galoot squatting in the White Hut can offer is a determined political and legal action targeting a 24 year old local copper from some inconsequential self destructing ghetto on the slide.

  10. Dan

    No Rabz. I did notice on these pages that his employer took some belated action. I felt good about that. I’m off twatter at the moment as my current employer goes looking for trouble in the new-age society pages. In a more prosperous employment market I would give a shit. I’ve taken to outing raving leftists in public houses when I can.

  11. Fisky

    AbbottFail –

    Mr Abbott said the government wasn’t intending to demonise any particular community, but made special mention of Australian Muslims.

    “There are no stronger members of `Team Australia’ than the overwhelming majority of the Muslim community,” he said.

    Some Muslim groups have dismissed the government’s need for tougher counter-terrorism law, describing the level of threat as “trumped-up”.

    It’s Team Australia, except some of the team are trying to throw the game.

  12. Rabz

    I’m off twatter at the moment

    Perhaps that should be indefinitely, Dan. Nothing good ever seems to come of it, so to speak. I did appreciate your laying into Hirst, regardless.

  13. Rabz

    “There are no stronger members of `Team Australia’ than the overwhelming majority of the Muslim community,” he (Abbott) said.

    Why does this stilted, parodic imbecile keep uttering these excruciating banalities?

    FFS.

  14. I must remain the Online Dating Coach. I can’t reach the online dating market otherwise, who are the people desperately in need of my strongest injunctions.

    Crikey, I could learn something here.

    Philippa, what am I doing wrong?

  15. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Fisky at 3:42 pm:

    “AbbottFail –

    Mr Abbott said the government wasn’t intending to demonise any particular community, but made special mention of Australian Muslims.

    “There are no stronger members of `Team Australia’ than the overwhelming majority of the Muslim community,” he said.”

    Tony Abbott is starting to give me the ships with this his “Some of my best friends are muslims and lovely” dogma.

    Clearly they are not.

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    …70-year-old man was being frog-marched out of Etihad Stadium for racially abusing Swans players Adam Goodes and Lance Franklin on Sunday…
    Read more: linky

    AFL has now lost at least two fans. Plus the many who will join them.

    Just read the link on this. The stupid ‘journalist’ says it is all about racism, and that Goodes has been subjected to so much more of it lately. What absolute nonsense. The journalist ignores the elephant in the room; the catcalls are calling out Goodes for bad behavior, nothing more. There is a lot of ill-will towards him – Qantas should take note of it.

    If Goodes is being called ‘ape’ frequently now it is because he made such a ridiculous fuss about a little thirteen year-old girl using this term, a term not ever intended by her as a term of racial abuse. That is all in Goodes reading of it. To a little girl, Hairy Ape footballers come in all shapes, sizes and colours. After the little girl was treated appallingly, people are applying this term to Goodes to bring home to him how stupid he has been over the whole incident. He deserves what he gets. It is critique of his behavior, not racism.

  17. The USA is lurching and stumbling towards parody – Vladimir is on his Skype screen poking his tongue out and giggling, Maverick and Goose from the Ching Chong Air Force are doing low passes and barrel rolls over his east Asian embassies, Islamic State wanders about the Middle East doing drive by beheadings for fun yet all the galoot squatting in the White Hut can offer is a determined political and legal action targeting a 24 year old local copper from some inconsequential self destructing ghetto on the slide.

    I don’t believe I’ve seen such a mish-mash of racial slurs, blatant stereotyping, abject ignorance, and self-important crap since the seventies.

    This character probably voted for Jo the Crook back then, and is still wearing white shoes.

    He sounds a bit like the Gold Coast looks, ersatz, out-of-touch, out-of-date, and pretending to be something he’s/it’s not, and can never be.

    Sad really.

  18. Rabz

    The issue with ‘Offspring’ is that the characters are all sh*ts, rich, self-indulgent, feckless, incompetent sh*ts.

    I am beyond being able to understand why anyone would want to subject themselves to a soap opera about contemporary white Australian middle class inner urban leftists.

    I’d rather pull my own teeth out without anaesthetic or engage in an epic ironing marathon.

  19. Gab

    or engage in an epic ironing marathon.

    Sigh. If only you lived next door, Rabz, I could supply the materials ( :) ) for your marathon.

  20. Rabz

    Thanks Gab – I could double the excitement by having the Formula One on at the same time.

  21. Notafan

    What is this thing called ‘ironing’?

  22. Arnost

    He deserves what he gets. It is critique of his behavior, not racism.

    I’ve taken to referring to him as Odette. Whilst Odile – i.e. the black swan princess – would be FAR more accurate, it does have that racial connotation that would probably get me dragged in front of the right think star chamber if used in public.

  23. candy

    Since when did men ever iron anything? Rabz must be the perfect fellow or he’s joking about his ironing capacities. :)

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Since when did men ever iron anything?

    OI!!!!!! Some of us who served in the military got quite good at it.

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Rabz must be the perfect fellow

    Well, he is, isn’t he? :)

    We all luv ‘im ‘ere.

  26. Baldrick

    How ’bout your facial beauty routine Rabz … spare any tips?

  27. Gab

    You might be intimating that he’s girly, Baldy, but all the girls love a man who can iron. So there.

  28. Dan

    Ironing is quite easy when you stick to the rule;

    front and best and fuck the rest

  29. candy

    Sorry, Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, forgot about the military fellows in their smart looking uniforms.

    Part of the reason women love a man in uniform, because he can iron? :) not just because they look like they can rescue damsels.

  30. JC

    The pardon is as preposterous as the conviction, yobbo.

  31. Baldrick

    Tonight in TheirABC 7.30 Report:

    Meet the man behind the church signs that are a socialmedia hit – @Father Bower, with @MoniqueSchafter on #abc730 tonight.

    Morrison666, social media, leftie religious type … neatly packaged.

  32. twostix

    “There are no stronger members of `Team Australia’ than the overwhelming majority of the Muslim community,” he (Abbott) said.

    Is Tony Cameron ok?

    I mean really. He hasn’t been quite right in his brain since the whole mysogyny thing. Gillard lost the war but clearly she mentally broke her adversary just before it ended.

  33. stackja

    Yobbo
    #1430325, posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm
    http://www.advocate.com/world/2014/08/22/queens-decree-alan-turing-now-officially-pardoned

    Queen officially pardons Alan Turing.

    Have at it CL.

    Really it is the Queen as advised by the PM. So Yobbo is a monarchist?

  34. Des Deskperson

    I regularly get a piece of unsolicited spam called the Daily review. This is today’s headline:

    ‘ROD QUANTOCK: STILL MAD AS HELL, TAKING AIM AT ABBOTT
    The conservatives rule across the land and while it night not be fun for most of us it’s a new golden age for comedian Rod Quantock whose attacks on neo-cons have been sorely missed.’

    Quantock is the Bob Ellis of stand up, old, stale and increasingly incoherent. He’s by far the unfunniest comedian in Australia. He may well be the unfunniest person in Australia.

  35. Rabz

    He may well be the unfunniest person in Australia.

    Not while syphilis spudpeeler aimlessly wanders this wide brown land he isn’t.

  36. Tom

    Bolt reader captures the criminal derangement of the human garbage at the ABC:

    The Village Idiot (Reformed):

    According to Jonathan Green, Paul Barry, Waleed Aly and other members of the intelligensia at #theirABC (aka Jihad Central), the display of pictures or video of the death of James Foley causes our home grown Muslims to be radicalised. Surely if our Muslim teenagers and young adults can be radicalised by this, imagine the damage #theirABC is causing by constantly showing the death and destruction caused by Hamas in Gaza and Israel. I look forward to #theirABC ceasing the practice of showing pictures and video of the military actions over there. Mark Scott owes a duty to the Muslim community not to radicalise them by showing offensive material.

  37. .

    1735099
    #1430305, posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve seen such a mish-mash of racial slurs, blatant stereotyping, abject ignorance, and self-important crap since the seventies.

    Hey champ

    Remember when you thought the managers of a hungry jacks were impoted 457 visa workers employed below the minimum wage, to undercut “tha wukkas”?

    You WAP twit.

  38. .

    Queen officially pardons Alan Turing.

    If a law you were convicted under gets repealed without replacement, you should automatically be pardoned.

  39. Yobbo

    So Yobbo is a monarchist?

    I don’t really have strong feelings either way. Although I prefer Harry to William. More potential for hilarity.

  40. The pardon is as preposterous as the conviction

    In many ways, yes… but I’d say warranted in this case. Because the Left use and abuse political “symbolism” as the be-all and end-all, we often dismiss its importance. Sometimes though, symbolism matters. The man served his country, and was betrayed by the state. The state should at least be forced to eat humble pie from time to time.

  41. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    hahaha. Wall St Journal “Yes honey, I’d love to come with you to couples therapy“. It’s all about how women can make the talking therapy stuff acceptable to our menfolk, should we ever feel the need.

    Da Hairy Ape just got home early ‘cos I’m sick (still sniffling). I was reading the above article.

    Would you ever like to come with me to ‘couples’ therapy? I slyly asked him, for fun.
    He was sitting at the table, discussin’ da day wit’ me, as he so much likes to do.
    His face was a treat. He went stiff, shot up and backwards, his eyes shocked, his eyebrows wild.
    No, he said, immediately and very firmly, straight into the middle distance, exhaling. No.
    Not even if I said it’s about ‘us’ not ‘I’ and ‘action’ not ‘talk’? I enticed, following the script.
    He looked at me as if I had just joined some sort of strange cult.
    You still sick, Lizzie? he enquired solicitously. Runnin’ a temp, mebbe?
    Forget about it, I reassured him. With our combined skills we’d soon see off any therapist.

    Reminds me of when I told him all about Tantric (hours long and non-climaxing) Sex.
    Do dey have a fast track version? was his Executive response. He’s a one-page summary man.
    He’s OK with Concerto-style. Slow second movement’s fine, Mavourneen, he winks at me.
    Perhaps I shouldn’t have told you about that. Must be running a bit of a temp.

  42. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Since when did men ever iron anything? Rabz must be the perfect fellow or he’s joking about his ironing capacities.

    ?? What sort of maniac lets a woman with a hot iron anywhere near his uniform? If I want train tracks I’ll go to the railway.

  43. Grigory M

    The banks obviously think they can manage online fraud or is it just that most of the time the retailer is the one that gets burnt?

    notafan – the banks have some very sophisticated fraud prevention and investigation systems and procedures which, as I understand, don’t penalize the retailer. In the two instances I mentioned above it was fairly easy to track where my card details had been scammed from the fraudulent transactions and where they had occurred – the perpetrator booked a night in a motel in one town, then filled their vehicle with petrol and bought other stuff at a service station in another town next day. Presumably, the bank’s anti-fraud people have arrangements with the retailers to get access to CCTV to identify the fraudsters and their vehicles, etc.

  44. Grigory M

    What is this thing called ‘ironing’?

    It’s when you are too close to the green to hit a wood.

  45. Notafan

    Okay sometimes they catch the bad guy but what about those international skimming gangs, I don’t think they always catch those.
    And for the locals they catch there has to be a police investigation etc etc
    When I caught a serial shoplifter that had taken thousands of dollars worth of stuff she was ordered to pay a nominal $100 restitution and make a written apology, and the cheque bounced.

  46. Rafe

    I can probably learn to iron Gab, if I can only find where it is stored in the house :)

    BIG WIND GETTING ON THE FRONT FOOT IN THE US TO COMPENSATE FOR DECLIING MARKETS IN THE EU.

    Massively rorting the tax system as well, crony capitalism at its worst.

    Unfortunately for the residents of Orangeville in Wyoming County, greed at the top in Washington, DC determined their fate. The sole reason Invenergy went ahead with its plan to build its 58-turbine project was that, in the early morning hours of January 1, 2013, the PTC was added as pork for companies sucking at the wind welfare teat.

    Ever appreciative of the handouts, Invenergy owner Ukrainian Michael Polsky rewarded President Obama by holding a $35,000 a plate fundraiser at his Chicago mansion. Mr. Obama is so committed to Big Wind that he’s even legalized 30-year eagle kill permits just for the wind industry. Anyone else harming an eagle, or even possessing a single bald eagle feather, is penalized with an iron fist.

    There you have it – corporate cronyism in all its glory, with bird murder as its crowning achievement.

  47. Grigory M

    Okay sometimes they catch the bad guy but what about those international skimming gangs, I don’t think they always catch those.

    notafan – the most recent of those I mentioned upthread was just that. The card provider called and advised both my wife and me that our card numbers were on a list of scammed numbers found from an international investigation. While the card numbers had not yet been used, the advice was that they were compromised and should be cancelled and replaced. We agreed with that advice.

  48. Armadillo

    Presumably, the bank’s anti-fraud people have arrangements with the retailers to get access to CCTV to identify the fraudsters and their vehicles, etc.

    The banks have 100% money back guarantee against fraud (provided you haven’t given your pin/logon to someone else). The anti fraud measures include sending you a text message on suspicious transactions (for example, making a purchase in one town in the morning and then making a purchase in another far away location in the afternoon). As far as service stations go, the coppers rarely bother with ‘drive offs’.

  49. Gab

    if I can only find where it is stored in the house

    lol typical Male Domestic Blindness strikes again!

  50. Aristogeiton

    Yobbo
    #1430325, posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm
    [...]
    Queen officially pardons Alan Turing.

    Have at it CL.

    Being a big fan of St. Augustine, CL will, I’m sure, insist lex injusta non est lex. That is, unless he thinks laws criminalising homosexuality are just laws.

  51. Armadillo

    if I can only find where it is stored in the house

    Mrs A keeps ours in the fridge. I suspect she’s trying to give me a hint.

  52. JC

    If there were laws criminalizing pompous dickheads online, Aria, you’d be on death row.

  53. Armadillo

    Sorry if this was linked to earlier (no scroll uppy disease), but Mrs A was talking about an article in the Telegraph today about Islamic gangs roaming the streets of Parramatta. They are called “420″. Article is here.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/teen-terror-threat-dangerous-sons-of-islamic-refugees-involved-in-merrylands-stabbing/story-fni0cx12-1227036613973?nk=b4e9f6a1c6c8bde14b0dc66559fe80cf

    Whilst looking for the story, I found this.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/20/420-meaning-the-true-stor_n_543854.html

    Is everything in Islam a contradiction? Drug dealers, murderers and kiddie (you know what) masquerading as the pure. It seems to be thinly veiled pattern.

  54. Aristogeiton

    Isn’t 420 slang for smoking weed?

  55. Mater

    Is everything in Islam a contradiction?

    It seems so.
    If Islam is truly ‘the religion of peace’, shouldn’t being an extremist be a good thing?

  56. Armadillo

    Isn’t 420 slang for smoking weed?

    Yep. Shorter/better explanation here.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)

  57. Andrew

    Newspoll shows 76% of people surveyed strongly support the Government’s new terror laws

  58. JC

    Talk about getting thrown out of a plane door without a parachute.

    THE Australian Financial Review’s Rear Window columnist, Joe Aston, complained today that Media Diary had not been tough enough on him.

    Being attacked by Diary was like “being led to the firing squad only to find your executioners are chewing paper and armed only with blowguns.”

    Challenge accepted.

    Getting a few facts wrong is not surprising for Aston given his column usually features as many corrections each week as news items.

    It was Aston, not Diary, that broke confidentiality about pay discussions with The Australian.

    Aston used the so-called job offer, which never eventuated, as leverage for a pay rise at Fairfax in a year when his colleagues are resorting to strikes after being offered close to nothing for salary increases.

    Indeed, he was so loose-lipped about his discussions with The Australian that word of it came back to us numerous times.

    We first asked Fairfax Media’s news and business group director Sean Aylmer in June whether Aston had used an imaginary job offer from The Australian to negotiate a higher pay rise at The AFR.

    Aylmer didn’t deny it. He wrote back: “Congratulations on the column. On Joe, I won’t comment on anyone’s remuneration.”

    When yet another senior Fairfax executive complained last week that Aston had done well financially following discussions with The Australian, we thought it was time to set the record straight.

    Text messages sighted by Diary show The Australian was only prepared to offer Aston a 25 per cent pay rise, taking his salary to $225,000 cash plus superannuation etc.

    Aston had made it clear he was more than happy to leave Fairfax. But he wanted $400,000, which was rejected out-of-hand.

    While there were informal text exchanges, no formal offer was ever made to Aston. The discussion stopped with his absurd request for a salary of $400,000.

    This morning, Aston claimed The Australian’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Mitchell asked him to lunch last week. This was purely social after Aston made initial contact the weekend before last.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/media/rear-window-columnist-joe-astons-attempts-to-defect-to-news-corp-are-over/story-e6frg996-1227037349193

  59. Armadillo

    Newspoll shows 76% of people surveyed strongly support the Government’s new terror laws

    Abbott invited the 24% who disagreed, and let them get all the media attention. KMN.

  60. Baldrick

    Mater
    #1430388, posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:42 pm
    Is everything in Islam a contradiction?
    It seems so.
    If Islam is truly ‘the religion of peace’, shouldn’t being an extremist be a good thing?

    Extreme peaceniks, just like Dobie Gillis chewing the fat at the Hungry Brain with Maynard G. Krebs.

  61. Baldrick

    Andrew
    #1430391, posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm
    Newspoll shows 76% of people surveyed strongly support the Government’s new terror laws

    Was that on Family Feud?

  62. Rabz

    Ah yes, Joe Aston. He’s a good mate of Butch “will work for Gin” Carlton.

  63. Bruce of Newcastle

    I always have my iron too hot. Liquid, in fact. Its especially harsh on polyester, although anything else remotely combustible also inflames instantly.

  64. incoherent rambler

    What is this thing called ‘ironing’?

    Aha. Reminded of an example of comma usage.

    “What is this thing called love?”
    versus
    “What is this thing called, love?”

  65. Delta A

    Classic comma shift, IR. But it’s not gonna get you out of the ironing.

  66. Baldrick

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #1430398, posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm
    I always have my iron too hot. Liquid, in fact. Its especially harsh on polyester, although anything else remotely combustible also inflames instantly.

    There’s something phallic about a limp collar and a wrinkled crease.

  67. JC

    We’ve known since at least George McGovern’s candidacy in 1972 that the Democrat Party is driven by looney left extremists. Until recently, they managed to keep themselves relatively in check so as to have a prayer of winning elections. But due to an alarming and possibly terminal shift in America’s demographics, that may no longer be necessary, as Barack Obama’s disastrous success demonstrates. Consequently, candidates are emerging who come ever closer to being admitted Bolsheviks. ABC News gushes over certifiable mental case and Montana Senate candidate Amanda Curtis:

    Get a load of this D’rat fucking loon.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X98qmvI6Ntc

  68. incoherent rambler

    Abbott invited the 24% who disagreed, and let them get all the media attention. KMN.

    And popularity in opinion polls, I was wondering if the penny had dropped with Mr. Rabbit.

  69. incoherent rambler

    Scientists Warn of Quake Risk From Fracking Operations

    national geographic. I call bulldust.

  70. Delta A

    I learned all about ironing 55years ago in home economics at high school. We were instructed in the proper way to iron a handkerchief – different procedures, of course, for ladies and men’s – with special attention to our everyday damask serviettes.

    My mother, a committed ironer from some time around Federation had, of course, taught me all these skills, plus many more, a week or so around my fifth birthday.

    I stopped ironing the day after my wedding 46 years ago. I do believe the reason our marriage has lasted is largely due to the fact that the Best Man never expected, or even mentioned anything relating to that wasteful activity called ‘ironing’.

  71. Armadillo

    Anyone heard of David Taylor? He questions if economics is Australia’s most useless degree. He works for the ABC as a finance reporter.

    https://au.pfinance.yahoo.com/article/-/24798408/is-this-australia-s-most-useless-degree/

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Anyone heard of David Taylor? He questions if economics is Australia’s most useless degree. He works for the ABC as a finance reporter.

    I think Journalism has probably just bumped Economics into the Silver Medal position.

  73. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Mater:

    If Islam is truly ‘the religion of peace’, shouldn’t being an extremist be a good thing?

    OK, you’ve done rockpile/sandpit, and the ADF is crap at telling you about the perception problem. I’ve done, we’ll say CT on the info side with a cyber twist with ADF and other agencies (LEO mostly) for a coon’s age* – battlespace prep’s part of that.

    islam IS a religion of peace. No shit sherlock. The terrorist we learned this from had been involved in a large scale massacre of Hindu’s and was explaining why murdering those people was a peaceful act.

    islam defines peace as the state the world will be in following the final battles in the Dar al Harb, when the last kuffar are killed.

    Therefore, any act of violence or atrocity which brings this state of global domination by islam a step closer is , by definition, a peaceful act.

    The especially applies to the killing of kuffar. So hacking off the heads of Christians/Hindus etc, looting their stuff and raping their women then selling them into slavery – these are all acts of peace.

    Using this terminology also confuses the kuffar, who has a different definition of what the word ‘peace’ means.

    The Indians we queried about the presentation said ‘Him? Oh, we hanged the murdering koranimal swine.’

    It’s jihadist islam – you really have to get inside their heads to understand their world-view in order to best tell the lads at the tip of the spear how best to kill them. There’s a real art to it, because just blat them and they are shahid, and will be used to recruit more. But if they die ineffectually or even better if they ar killed in such a way as to be humiliating, the opposite occurs. Which is why the USAF tries to build the meme that all Apache weapons controllers are women.

    *Bedwetting leftards won’t know that’s a US 1800s saying based on the misconception that raccons lived a long time. I keenly await their attacks of the vapours.

  74. Bruce of Newcastle

    Scientists Warn of Quake Risk From Fracking Operations

    Well that does for Flannery’s gig. Geothermal uses fracking much more than gas extraction, since you have to put the water down the hole, turn it to steam, and run it through your turbine. Frack 4ever is what geothermal is.

    I always like it when the Icelandic geothermal plant injects water, the whole area east of Reykjavik can light up on the IMO earthquake sensors.

  75. Mater

    The especially applies to the killing of kuffar. So hacking off the heads of Christians/Hindus etc, looting their stuff and raping their women then selling them into slavery – these are all acts of peace.

    Sucks to be us!

  76. Armadillo

    Which is why the USAF tries to build the meme that all Apache weapons controllers are women.

    Interesting stuff MK50. Are you saying that women are perhaps a key part of defeating radical Islam?

  77. Leigh Lowe

    While there were informal text exchanges, no formal offer was ever made to Aston. The discussion stopped with his absurd request for a salary of $400,000.

    Aston is a fucking lightweight tool.
    He has the dubious honour of being the only “journalist” (he’s a gossip columnist, actually) of writing something which resulted in a published apology which was roughly twice as long as the original piece of scuttlebutt.
    It was an article about an alleged Sydney Opera House Board stoush which turned out to be almost entirely fabricated and cost Fairfax a $95,000 payout to Kim Williams.
    So Joe may not draw a salary of $400k, but his Total Employment Cost (including defamation payouts) would be close to that.

  78. Leigh Lowe

    Ah yes, Joe Aston. He’s a good mate of Butch “will work for Gin” Carlton.

    That sounds right.
    Throw in a ballpeen hammer and you’ve got a full box of tools.

  79. Ros

    To expand its reach, UNRWA redefined who would be eligible for welfare. Its definition of “refugee,” always a politically determined moving target, changed from its early version: “a person whose normal residence had been Palestine for a minimum of two years preceding the 1948 conflict and who, as a result, had lost both his home and means of livelihood.”

    UNRWA decided to treat homeless Palestinians who hadn’t fled Israel as refugees. Then less needy Palestinians who hadn’t fled Israel and hadn’t even lost their homes received refugee status — Palestinians who had always lived outside Israel could now receive refugee status, even if they lived continuously in the same home they, their fathers and grandfathers had inhabited.

    Then UNRWA expanded the definition of refugee to include needy nomadic Bedouins and Arab villagers who lived in Palestine but had used fields that became part of Israel. Then to include needy urban residents of Palestine who had held jobs in Israel. UNRWA also counted some needy non-Palestinians in neighbouring Lebanon. Then UNRWA dropped the requirement to be needy. Also the requirement to have continuously resided in the Palestinian territories after the 1948 war with Israel — a Palestinian who had moved to Canada, decided after a few years he preferred Gaza, and then moved back could now have his refugee status, and entitlements, reinstated. Finally, UNRWA changed the definition of refugee to include the grandchildren and great grandchildren of refugees. Not surprisingly, the number of official refugees soared, from an original official estimate of 726,000 (unofficial estimates are as low as 500,000) to more than 5 million official UNRWA refugees today.

    Lawrence Solomon Financial Post. The ultimate UN quango. Why are we contributing to this promoter of death and destruction and terror. Canada for one has said no more.

  80. Dan

    I always like it when the Icelandic geothermal plant injects water, the whole area east of Reykjavik can light up on the IMO earthquake sensors.

    Is there a particular reason they inject cold water into the thermal pocket and the subsequent thermal shock from that process?

  81. The Hunted Mind

    But if they die ineffectually or even better if they ar killed in such a way as to be humiliating, the opposite occurs.

    This is such a good point. It will never be taken advantage of but imagine it.

    We could capture terrorists and have them shot by bikini wearing female firing squads.

    We could offer them amnesty if they burnt Korans in their underpants.

    We could bury them in a grave with a dead pig.

    All of it on YouTube and Facebook.

    The US needs me running psych ops.

  82. candy

    My mother, a committed ironer from some time around Federation had, of course, taught me all these skills, p..

    Delta A, my mother-in-law taught me the ironing skills (and cooking skills) which I’m forever grateful for,
    but God I still hate ironing but I rebel against creased crumpled shirts and so on. Civilised society demands properly pressed clothes.

  83. Gab

    Palmer “apology” states he went to China in 1962, which would make Palmer 7 or 8 years-old at the time and eleven years before Whitlam went there.

  84. Splatacrobat

    A sign advertising the bacon at a Vermont diner has been taken down after a Muslim resident complained about the sign on the Internet and sparked a massive backlash against the restaurant, Sneakers Bistro.

    They should go hi-tech with a LED video screen and play this.

  85. Baldrick

    Gab
    #1430447, posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm
    Palmer “apology” states he went to China in 1962, which would make Palmer 7 or 8 years-old at the time and eleven years before Whitlam went there.

    I think Skywhale is confused. Apparently, he went to China in 1964 and Skywhale was a well seasoned traveller in his younger years.

  86. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “I don’t believe I’ve seen such a mish-mash of racial slurs, blatant stereotyping, abject ignorance, and self-important crap since the seventies …”

    Good Lord – all those years spent peering out through the venetians at the neighbours, and in at its long suffering family after it’s been put out at night, has paid off. It knows people alright – picks ‘em down to a T, don’t you worry about that!

    Missed on the “ersatz” though – I order my kebabs to come with hummus only.

  87. Armadillo

    Palmer “apology” states he went to China in 1962, which would make Palmer 7 or 8 years-old at the time and eleven years before Whitlam went there.

    LOL. Where did you pick that up Gab?

  88. Gab

    That’s an excellent find, Baldy. Well done.

  89. Peter from SA

    Palmer “apology” states he went to China in 1962, which would make Palmer 7 or 8 years-old at the time and eleven years before Whitlam went there.

    LOL. I wonder if he actually just went to Honkers. Or maybe a Chinese restaurant for the first time?

  90. Peter from SA

    The ultimate UN quango.

    the UN is so f***ed up. Like the ABC, it loves itself and is out of control.

    I understand some years ago the USA stopped paying their subs to the UN (outside the western democracies, few countries pay up I understand). Fat chance that happening under the current administration. But here’s hoping for the future …

    BTW, how is that Ruddian Security Council thing benefiting Australia just now? or making the world a better place? dollar values, please …

  91. hzhousewife

    Takes after his mother somewhat, does little Clive.

  92. Armadillo

    As Baldrick has shown, it’s quite believable. Bolta and Price are right now making fun of the Palmersaurus over exactly that point. I’m willing them to stop. Mrs A’s father was born in Shanghai (a British subject). It’s not that uncommon. People work and travel. Have done for years.

  93. C.L.

    Queen officially pardons Alan Turing.

    Have at it CL.

    I don’t recall ever expressing an opinion on Alan Turing.

    So I’m not sure what to have nor what ‘it’ might be.

    Homosexuals are welcome to break codes, excepting marital ones.

  94. Leigh Lowe

    The great mystery to me is why Skywhale isn’t living out of the back of a HQ Holden.
    How the fuck did a total buffoon like that last ten seconds in business.
    I have a theory which would probably be defamatory so, given Clive’s propensity to sue anyone and everyone, I’ll keep it to myself.

  95. Mater

    I understand some years ago the USA stopped paying their subs to the UN (outside the western democracies, few countries pay up I understand). Fat chance that happening under the current administration. But here’s hoping for the future …

    The UN is a disgrace and is exploited in the most horrendous fashion. In 2000, a Pakistani Engineer Battalion was deployed by the UN to East Timor. When the transport plane/s arrived, all the earthmoving equipment had to be winched off down the ramp. The Pakistani CO stated that it must have been the vibrations during the flight which caused the equipment to malfunction and become unserviceable. Having overheard this comment, the contract pilot turned and whispered to those around him, “Be fucked, we had to winch it all on!”.
    You see, the UN pays for the maintenance, repairs and running costs of all equipment when deployed under the UN banner. Consequently, some countries use it as a chance to send all their broken down shit and have it come back completely rebuilt…free of charge. Others use it as a revenue stream and ‘rent’ their soldiers out constantly.

  96. pete m

    Palmer’s Aust Story interview transcript:

    I think so, but I went up to China in 1962 with my father and mother and my sister who was nine years older than me and we stayed in China for around about six to nine months, I think it was somewhere in that order. I’ve still got a lot of movies of me on the Great Wall and in Beijing and stuff like that and it was an interesting time to be in China. I remember sitting on Chairman Mao’s knee. We were up there, he said something in Chinese, I didn’t know what it was, but everyone laughed. Many years later when my father died I looked at his diary and he said “Which imperialist capitalist country is this boy from?” And someone said “Australia” and then it’s in the diary that he said “Australians are the running dogs of the American imperialists.”

    From here.

    Bolt has the media release here.

    cheers

  97. pete m

    Palmer also says this about that time:

    I guess that was a big impression on me to realise that we have to care about each other and where we come from and that’s very important and I was very sick when I was younger. I had seven years out of nine years in hospital with chronic asthma. I think I weighed about three and a half stone when we came to Queensland in 1963 and everyone thought I was going to die, because I lived at Williamstown in Melbourne and that was an area that was very polluted and I had very chronic asthma.

    Seems inconsistent to be so ill and hospitalised with asthma but also going to China in 1962 for 6-9 months.

  98. Armadillo

    OK, Headly is now on 2GB. He’s confirmed he was there, but the claims he was bouncing on Maos lap and seeing a priest bayoneted is a bit of a stretch. Fair point.

  99. C.L.

    “There are no stronger members of `Team Australia’ than the overwhelming majority of the Muslim community,” he (Abbott) said.

    LOL.

    ♫ Aust-ral-ia, fuck yeah. ♬

    ♪ ♪ Abbott and Trad’ll save the mo-ther fuc-kin’ day, yeah … ♩ ♬

  100. Leigh Lowe

    Takes after his mother somewhat, does little Clive.

    Who, or what, is his mother?
    The Hindenburg perhaps?

  101. C.L.

    No, really.

    I’m stunned.

    “There are no stronger members of `Team Australia’ than … the Muslim community.”

    None. Not the SAS; not returned servicemen. No white folks, certainly.

    Wow. Just WOW.

  102. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Baldrick at 8:18 pm:

    “I think Skywhale is confused. Apparently, he went to China in 1964 and Skywhale was a well seasoned traveller in his younger years.”

    It’s as well they pulled the Hon. Fatguts MP back through that porthole so quickly – too much longer and he might not have fit and we could have been spared.

    Well searched out Baldrick.

    The internet is a truly wunnerful thing, eh? Apply your mind and you can retrieve all manner of things.

  103. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Interesting stuff MK50. Are you saying that women are perhaps a key part of defeating radical Islam?

    Absolutely but in different senses.

    Christian/Hindu/Jewist women military scare them very much – it’s an honour-shame culture thing AND what the Indians called a ‘koranimal’ thing. You and your clan are humiliated if you are killed by a female infidel.

    Why do you think the Israeli’s tried female infantry, and man the border defences with so many women?

    The really lethal (as in existential) threat to middle eastern islam overall is via their women, and especially EDUCATING them. As Algeria showed – teach arab muslima to read and write and the birthrate drops by 60%. Here we should have Church Militant programs designed to convert muslima away from islam completely. Where tried they work very well.

    Odd how the line ‘convert to Christianity and you do not get treated like shit by cowardly boy-buggering goat humping wife-beaters‘ works so well, eh?’

    Again, bear in mind that South east Asian Islam is very different from the rancid Middle eastern arab version.

  104. Makka

    “The UN is a disgrace..”

    It sure is. Having seen the UN up close in Africa , I can assure you your UN dollars are going into the best accommodation, schooling , pissups and Toyota Land cruisers money can buy. The last thing the UN really wants is a solution. “Managing” the problem is where the dollars are at.

  105. candy

    I’m stunned.
    “There are no stronger members of `Team Australia’ than … the Muslim community.”

    Jeez, C.L. what do you expect him to say – that Muslims don’t belong on Team Australia? He’s the prime minsters not a junior minister.

    The bottom line is the government has anti-terror laws in the making supported by around 75% of the population, although it’s on the cards GreenLabor will say “no”.

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is there a particular reason they inject cold water into the thermal pocket and the subsequent thermal shock from that process?

    Dan – Yes you are probably right, although I’ve never read up on the details of the process used. The water injections are well known though, and usually if some blog remarks on the tremors someone will comment to the effect that the tremor cluster is man-made (unlike the cluster at Bárðarbunga at the moment).

    Its a dormant volcanic system. Or as dormant that any can be in Iceland. Thermal shock would do some of the fracking I suppose, although they wouldn’t have much choice but use ‘cold’ water. Any water is cold compared to magma – and I’ve seen reports of geothermal drillholes which failed because they hit actual molten magma. NZ has similar geothermal plants.

  107. .

    Armadillo
    #1430413, posted on August 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    Anyone heard of David Taylor? He questions if economics is Australia’s most useless degree. He works for the ABC as a finance reporter.

    Remember how I was spurned like a pox ridden harlot when I mentioned Dick Smith?

    Ditto.

    I spurn you the way I’d spurn a rabid dog for mentioning this clueless, Marxist, brainwashed space cadet.

  108. .

    He went on to say that the government, Treasury and the banks were only interested in taking the ‘best of the best’. They were looking for First Class Honours Graduates… or something similar, and equally impressive.

    What a chump. I made it, why can’t this loser?

    Too lazy to use Word’s in built spelling checker in his dissertation?

  109. Leigh Lowe

    I understand some years ago the USA stopped paying their subs to the UN (outside the western democracies, few countries pay up I understand). Fat chance that happening under the current administration. But here’s hoping for the future …

    Ah … the old arrears of UN subscriptions bullshit.
    It seems to raise it’s ugly head every time there is a conservative President in office.
    You’re right that few pay up. I understand some developing nations are totally exempt and a very small number of Western democracies pick up the tab.
    But it gets better. The UN works on a kind of cost-plus model where they simply rack up the costs, bill the usual suspects and any excess always gets billed to the USA. The USA constantly disputes the burden they carry and it all bubbles along under the surface until someone called Bush gets in the White House.
    Then the accusation of unpaid bills pops up.

  110. Peter from SA

    The UN is a disgrace

    I knew a girl at the UN. You know the type: head prefect at private school and big in debating society etc. A lovely person! Although she married a man she admitted was her “hand bag” … I don’t think she ever wanted a real two-way relationship. that is another story.

    Anyhow, like many of her kind she had aspirations to be an “international human rights lawyer”.

    So, I visited her in the late 90s. Living in a beautiful UN-funded house looking over Lake Geneva. She was working for some UN commission looking into restitutions for the very first Gulf War, when Iraq invaded Kuwait. No doubt lots of evil had been done, but she admitted this commission had become a legal free-for-all. Whoever could produce invoices for expensive jewellery would get paid, because the Iraqis had stolen it. There was a quasi-industry in on-side Swiss jewellers to produce such paper work.

    This went on for years, apparently. Paid out of Iraqi oil sales “supervised” by the UN.

    The other thing about her job was that her partner, an engineer, was paid at full salary his last job in Australia until he found new employment. I saw them about 2 years since they had left Australia for Switzerland. He was looking for a new job, but only at a “comfortable” effort … they were very happy, bless them!

  111. Grigory M

    the Hon. Fatguts MP

    He doesn’t have the appellation “The Hon”, Mick – surprised a formerly well-connected Labor Party/other political and/or public service person such as yourself would make that error.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    This went on for years, apparently. Paid out of Iraqi oil sales “supervised” by the UN.

    It was alleged that one of the offspring of Kofi Annan got very lucky around the time of the “Oil for Food” programme.

  113. Peter from SA

    It was alleged that one of the offspring of Kofi Annan got very lucky around the time of the “Oil for Food” programme.

    Billions of dollars … non-democratic institutions … who’d have thought???

  114. Grigory M

    NZ has similar geothermal plants.

    Nothing really like Iceland though. And New Zealand has allowed too many access points to its geothermal zones, resulting in a significant reduction in pressure and a reduced ability to use geothermal for power generation, especially in the Waikato. Iceland, by comparison, is far from a “dormant” volcanic area and has an abundance of geothermal capacity – eg. as well as generating about 26% of Icelands electricity, geothermal is used to pipe steam some 30 kms to Reykjavik where it is stored to provide hot water and heating to almost all of the premises there. NZ can do nothing like that.

  115. C.L.

    Being a big fan of St. Augustine, CL will, I’m sure, insist lex injusta non est lex. That is, unless he thinks laws criminalising homosexuality are just laws.

    Yobbo and Aristo really are trying desperately hard for libertarian high ground, even as they go on cheering the totalitarian and statist monstering of people at the behest of the homosexual lobby. Sorry, you’ll have to try something else. How about ‘homophobia’? That’s always a goody. You know, critics of the gay lobby are all secretly gay. Give that one a dust-off. It was only invented in the 1980s so it’s good for another decade or so.

    Having read up on Turing, I see he was imprisoned for sodomy in 1952. Sodomy was then a criminal offence. That’s unfortunate for him but I’m afraid that was the law then. It was a law based on old notions of hygiene – which notions, as it happens, were entirely correct, scientifically. Ask the CDC. But the law is unjust from a modern standpoint, just as the UK’s approval of murdering unborn children with club feet and hair lips would be judged Nazi war crimes by people of the 1950s. So excuse me if I don’t really give a shit about the story at all.

  116. harrys on the boat

    Unless its Scarlett Johansen, Christine Hendricks or Kelly Brook in a white t-shirt, can we stop this bloody ice bucket challenge.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This went on for years, apparently. Paid out of Iraqi oil sales “supervised” by the UN.

    Don’t get me started. Australia wheat-growers sold nearly eight hundred million dollars of wheat to Iraq before the Gulf War. The Iraqi’s paid the bill, as per the contract, into a branch of a bank in the U.S. The United Nations froze the lot. Export Insurance paid some 75% of the value when John Howard was elected, but, in principle, I am still owed several thousand dollars, for wheat I sold then, and not likely to be paid until 2018, or so. Bob Hawke assured us gravely that “No Australian Business would suffer a financial loss as a result of Australian participation in the Gulf War”, and it was only the mug wheat growers who copped any loss.

  118. Leigh Lowe

    Sodomy has been legalised?
    Well, bugger me!

  119. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Grigory M at 9:12 pm:

    ” the Hon. Fatguts MP

    He doesn’t have the appellation “The Hon”, Mick – surprised a formerly well-connected Labor Party/other political and/or public service person such as yourself would make that error.”

    They get the honorific I believe they deserve, not what some “style manual” says I must do.

    For example:

    - Palmer gets Hon. ‘cos he’s not;
    - magic negro gets his ‘cos he’s neither;
    - the slag from Altona ‘cos she has been one all her life and used be the other; and
    - Billy the Rooter because he is and Lord only knows how the little weasel has managed to talk any of ‘em into it.

    and so on.

  120. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    That should read “honorific, title or name”

  121. Aristogeiton

    C.L.
    #1430502, posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I see. I wasn’t aware that Augustine’s view of justice was dependent on the mores of the age. You haven’t really outlined what has changed to make that which is unjust now just then.

  122. Aristogeiton

    C.L.
    #1430502, posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm
    [..]
    [C]heering the totalitarian and statist monstering of people at the behest of the homosexual lobby. Sorry, you’ll have to try something else. How about ‘homophobia’? That’s always a goody. You know, critics of the gay lobby are all secretly gay. Give that one a dust-off. It was only invented in the 1980s so it’s good for another decade or so.

    I’ve not taken any of these positions. These are strawmen. Pathetic.

  123. Armadillo

    Absolutely but in different senses.

    Mate, it’s something I hadn’t really pondered that much before your post. You correctly point out that Islam is very different, and the culture of the country dictates (be it Asia, the Middle East or Africa). Mrs A was in Iran until the revolution (her father worked there for 19 years).

    The point is this. The fact you highlight is that women in all these cultures have a role to play in the defeat of radical Islam. Education and dare I say it, feminism, could be a key to this. A revolution comes from within. In part, it’s how Western Civilisation progressed in the past 100 years. Women are no longer chained to the kitchen sink (FMD, they are putting the iron in the bar fridge these days).

    It strikes me that Islam is very much a ‘culture’ of male domination. Your comment about females in the USAF is particularly pertinent. Which of the 72 virgins wants to sleep with a so called ‘lion’ that was slayed by a girly? What ‘soldier’ of Islam wants to be humiliated by a woman? It is a culture of masochistic young men. The veneer of manhood is one that demands the degradation of others (especially women).

    There are only ever ‘spokesmen’ for Islam. And they are all ‘Beta Males’ who are scared shitless of their own communities. They don’t protect their women. They protect the status quo. The few brave women who do stand up are vilified.

    Islam needs some fright bats. Tim Blair should start training the ones he’s got hanging on his every word, and send them into action immediately.

  124. Des Deskperson

    My understanding is that the US continues to be assessed for 22% of the UN budget and in 2010 – the latest year for which figures are available – it had paid around 66% of its assessed contribution, or a bit over USD 532 billion, so it still makes a very significant financial contribution to the UN.

    China, the world’s economic powerhouse, is assessed for only 3.189% of the UN budget. It is fully paid up!!

  125. Peter from SA

    China, the world’s economic powerhouse, is assessed for only 3.189% of the UN budget. It is fully paid up!!

    That’s nuts! Really, this is not “sustainable”. And that must be a good thing …

  126. C.L.

    Aristo, I’m not sure why you’re raving on about St Augustine.

    You’re truly a reactionary. You post nothing original but merely respond to stimuli. You’re like a monkey taught to press a big red button for a banana.

    Turing was convicted of a crime.

    Pardoned a year ago (Yobbo doesn’t get out much in his beloved police state, evidently), he was given this honour, unlike – according to Yobbo’s link – “50,000 men who were sentenced under the 1885 Criminal Law Amendment Act .”

    So apparently there isn’t much love for the gay at Whitehall, after all.

    Apparently, part of the problem with a general pardon is that many of the convicted had partner preferences running to the youthful, shall we say.

    We should celebrate Turing’s great mind, not dwell on his sexuality or this peculiar pardon.

  127. .

    Having read up on Turing, I see he was imprisoned for sodomy in 1952. Sodomy was then a criminal offence. That’s unfortunate for him but I’m afraid that was the law then. It was a law based on old notions of hygiene – which notions, as it happens, were entirely correct, scientifically. Ask the CDC.

    Well C.L. when you consistently lobby for a nanny state base don hygiene, I’ll believe you.

  128. JC

    Looks who’s talking.

    It is a unique fall.

    A leader cannot succeed in the nation unless he or she succeeds with their party. At the end of Rudd’s career, former ALP operative Graham Richardson would say: “I have been a member of the ALP for 47 years and I have not known a more hated figure.”

    From her position of proximity, Julia Gillard identified the problem: “In his organisational style, Kevin was unable to adapt to government. Opposition suited him to a T.

  129. Armadillo

    Maybe if this sheila swallowed some of her make-up she could be pretty on the inside. I doubt it.

    http://premier.ticketek.com.au/dbimages/sfx124909.jpg

  130. Makka

    How about a warning next time Arm?

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one is for the ladies on the Cat – strikes me that they won’t tolerate any shenanigans. Was reminded of the story this afternoon, by one of the hairies.

    Little wimmensus became aware of the fact that the marriage was in some difficulties. She decided that getting up early, and serving the old man his favorite “full English” breakfast would be a good start to discussing the matter further.

    As she prepared eggs, bacon, mushrooms, toast and coffee , she made polite conversation. Stirring the frying pan she remarked “I went to see my tarot reader, she read my cards, and she says you are having an affair. The very idea.”

    “Actually” he replied ” it’s quite true. I’m bored witless in this marriage, I’ve discovered someone else, and I want out.”

    She reversed her stance, and in a smart and regimental fashion, crowned him with the frying pan containing eggs, bacon, mushrooms…

  132. C.L.

    The point about the past has to do with moral anachronism, not Augustinian jurisprudence.

    We might be shocked that a man was castrated for being a homosexual in the 1950s but that is irrelevant. Britons in the 1950s would, as I said, be shocked that their heirs murder children with club feet and cleft palates. They would, in fact, see it as the triumph of Nazism. That is no more irrelevant in legal and moral praxis – self-evidently.

    If the Queen wants to pardon people wronged according to hindsight, perhaps she could start with all the spouses, children and bystanders murdered by her lunatic ancestor, Henry VIII.

  133. Gab

    From her position of proximity, Julia Gillard identified the problem: “In his organisational style, Kevin was unable to adapt to government. Opposition suited him to a T.

    AHAHAHAHAHA. gillard thinks she was a success! Come to think of it, they all think they were a success during the 2007-2013 Dark Labor Age. So, begging the question, why do they think they got voted out of office? Because they think the majority who voted them out are dumbf**cks. Such is Labor’s collective hubris.

  134. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Makka at 10:28 pm:

    “How about a warning next time Arm?”

    Too bloody right! You get his arms Makka, I’ll take his legs.

  135. C.L.

    Well C.L. when you consistently lobby for a nanny state base don hygiene, I’ll believe you.

    When you approve of people crapping in the water supply, I’ll believe you.

    And no, I don’t – and never have – approved of jailing homosexuals, any more than I approve of jailing pot smokers, moonshine makers or suburban casino proprietors.

  136. JC

    Yea, we know she could made decisions alright. Every fucking one she made as PM – the wrong one. Every single one.

    A convenient but unhealthy Rudd-Gillard process developed: Gillard did the cleaning up after Rudd, a fact that became notorious across the government. When Rudd was overseas and Gillard was acting prime minister — and that happened a lot — ministers and officials got a host of delayed decisions and paperwork done. The word spread: Gillard, unlike Rudd, could make a decision.

    So we had Rudd who wouldn’t make a decision and the lying slapper who ended up making the wrong one.

  137. Armadillo

    How about a warning next time Arm?

    JC mentioned it’s name, and it snowballed from there. What could I do?

  138. Kae

    On a TV programme tonight a character playing a lawyer blathered on about the inequality between the sexes.

    “Women are paid 17% less than men…”

    The rave went on and I’m curious where this bullshit came from.

  139. Aristogeiton

    C.L.
    #1430529, posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:29 pm
    [...]
    If the Queen wants to pardon people wronged according to hindsight, perhaps she could start with all the spouses, children and bystanders murdered by her lunatic ancestor, Henry VIII.

    No mention of Mary I’s Persecutions? Why might that be?

  140. JC

    .

    So, begging the question, why do they think they got voted out of office?

    That’s easy. Ti was Tony Abbott’s relentless negativity.

  141. Aristogeiton

    C.L.
    #1430532, posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:32 pm
    [...]
    When you approve of people crapping in the water supply, I’ll believe you.

    Flawless argumentation.

  142. JC

    Maybe if this sheila swallowed some of her make-up she could be pretty on the inside. I doubt it.

    We’ve been through this before. The Slapper was okayish looking. If she shaped, up she could have made a 6.532.

  143. Gab

    Oh yeah, JC plus they didn’t have any “clear air” to get the message out or something.

  144. C.L.

    And no, I don’t – and never have – approved of jailing homosexuals, any more than I approve of jailing pot smokers, moonshine makers or suburban casino proprietors.

    However … Dot and Yobbo do lend their wholehearted support to a lobby that militantly believes in jailing bakers and wedding planners.

    And why do they do that? Because Larvatus Prodeo puts on a great dinner party.

  145. hoppers

    Alpha, here in Perth, Mrs H is not allowed near a frying pan, that is my domain.

    Her particular favorite is scrambled eggs on toast, weekends only. Weekdays, she’s on her own!

  146. Gab

    Gillard did the cleaning up after Rudd,

    And they taxpayers are left holding the rubbish bag gillard left for them to clean up.

  147. JC

    Oh yeah, JC plus they didn’t have any “clear air” to get the message out or something.

    Remember the new Slapper coming out of a horrible 2012, taking a summer break and telling us that she was going to be the new Slapper riding to election victory? Remember the start that was like Midas in reverse? It was the funniest thing.

  148. Aristogeiton

    C.L.
    #1430542, posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:37 pm
    [...]
    However … Dot and Yobbo do lend their wholehearted support to a lobby that militantly believes in jailing bakers and wedding planners.

    And why do they do that? Because Larvatus Prodeo puts on a great dinner party

    I suppose the fact that you are reduced to trotting out lies and non sequuntur indicates you have exhausted your argument?

  149. JC

    And no, I don’t – and never have – approved of jailing homosexuals, any more than I approve of jailing pot smokers, moonshine makers or suburban casino proprietors.

    Sure, but I draw the line at boring pompous fucks like Aria. That’s where capital punishment should cut in.

  150. lunatic ancestor, Henry VIII.

    Yes, yes, yes, you hate Henry VIII. What a bad man.
    HM The Queen is not a descendant of Henry VIII; she is a descendant of his sister Margaret Tudor, and the great great great great great great great great great great great great great grand-niece of Henry VIII.

  151. Gab

    Remember the Women’s Weekly photoshoot that left gillard looking like someone else? I think that was The Real Julia v3.0. And then the other Women’s Weekly photoshoot of her knitting a freaking kangaroo? FFS I mean what Prime Minister on earth would ever do that and in public?!! But hey, I guess that’s what female PMs do.

  152. C.L.

    No mention of Mary I’s Persecutions? Why might that be?

    Two reasons, von Ranke.

    1. her legal heirs aren’t on a throne to pardon anyone.

    2. The myth of “Bloody Mary” has now been called for bullshit by historians.

    Moreover, she made Britain great:

    Although Mary’s rule was ultimately ineffectual and unpopular, the policies of fiscal reform, naval expansion and colonial exploration that were later lauded as Elizabethan accomplishments were started in Mary’s reign.*

    Tittler, Robert (1991). The Reign of Mary I. Second edition. London & New York: Longman.

  153. Leigh Lowe

    This article by Mark Steyn linked to by Tim Blair earlier today deals with the murder of James Foley and the echoes of the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl some 12 years ago.
    He identifies what I was trying to say the other day about the naive over-confidence and underestimation of the blood-lust of these savages by journalists and academics but, of course, Steyn expresses it far more eloquently than I could ever hope to …

    Daniel Pearl reckoned he could ride the tiger: he was promised a meeting with an Islamofascist bigwig, so he got in a car with intermediaries he thought he knew. George Jonas wrote a brilliant column the other day on the delusions of those who think they can “establish a ‘dialogue’ with fanatics” or, as some of Pearl’s friends put it, “bridge the misconceptions”. The “misconception”, presumably, is that these men are ruthless, violent, depraved. As surely we know by now, the only misconception is that that’s a misconception.
    Pearl thought he had won their trust, that they had accepted him as a honest broker, recognized his genuine sympathy for Muslim suffering, were willing to treat with him as one human being to another. But in the end they saw none of that: to them, he was an American, a Jew, a trophy. So they set a trap. According to one witness in a Karachi court, Omar Sheikh boasted two days beforehand that they were about to seize someone who was “anti-Islam and a Jew”. By the time Robert Fisk issued his plea for mercy on February 4th, Pearl was already dead.

  154. Aristogeiton

    Hahaha. You’re priceless CL.

  155. Leigh Lowe

    Remember the Women’s Weekly photoshoot that left gillard looking like someone else? I think that was The Real Julia v3.0. And then the other Women’s Weekly photoshoot of her knitting a freaking kangaroo? FFS I mean what Prime Minister on earth would ever do that and in public?!! But hey, I guess that’s what female PMs do.

    Another McMasterstroke.

  156. Armadillo

    she could have made a 6.532.

    Only a Stock Broker could add 5.531 to it. If it were a horse, you would have shot it in the paddock before it got to the stalls.

    http://kangaroocourtofaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/julia-gillard-awu.gif

  157. JC

    Aria,

    You diabolical piece of shit. One week you were against gay marriage squirting the hose at people like Yobbo for supporting it and the very following week you were supporting it , after having a lengthy dinner table conversation with the” strong willed woman” during deep discussion on 13C marriage practice in Abyssinia. You now attack CL for having the same position you did the week before. You pompous disgusting windbag.

    You’re like Clive Palmer who one week goes on 730 dissing gerbil warming and the next week does a 180 and disses skeptics.

    There’s nothing wrong with changing one’s mind, but show a little humility you fucking turd.

  158. Leigh Lowe

    We’ve been through this before. The Slapper was okayish looking. If she shaped, up she could have made a 6.532.

    You and your guide dog must be fucking joking.
    There is not a night dark enough, a brewery big enough or a paper bag thick enough.

  159. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Kae at 10:33 pm:

    “On a TV programme tonight …”

    … they are showing Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair, still a fabulous movie 45 years later.

  160. C.L.

    Yes, yes, yes, you hate Henry VIII.

    I’ve never met Henry VIII. I don’t “hate” anyone – least of all dead English monarchs.

    But if the following revision helps you …

    If the Queen wants to pardon people wronged according to hindsight, perhaps she could start with all the spouses, children and bystanders murdered by her lunatic great great great great great great great great great great great great great grand-uncle, Henry VIII.

  161. C.L.

    Flawless argumentation… You’re priceless CL.

    We’re finally getting somewhere.

    Have a banana.

  162. JC

    Leigh please, hate the ideas but not the looks. She was okay looking. Don’t let hatred get in the way of being scientifically objective.

    If the Slapper had a slightly smaller nose she would have been quite good looking. That’s about the only flaw I can find with her looks. Sure the dyke haircuts in the past years were pretty bad, but she started to lengthen her hair during her PMship.

  163. Leigh Lowe

    If the Queen wants to pardon people wronged according to hindsight, perhaps she could start with all the spouses, children and bystanders murdered by her lunatic great great great great great great great great great great great great great grand-uncle, Henry VIII.

    Millennial grudges FFS.
    That’s why we have got unemployed rappers sawing heads off because of, like, you know, the Crusades, dude.

  164. Aristogeiton

    The real question is, CL: who was worse, Martin Luther or Henry VIII?

  165. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    hoppers, nice to see you back.

    Given your interest in West Australian history , I was reading a book called “Glim”, about stolen gold around Kalgoorlie, for all those years. The terror of gold thieves was a detective called Peter Kavanaugh, from the Gold Stealing squad.

    They had a suspect in custody, and were waiting to search his house. His wife arrived at Gold Stealing Squad one morning in floods of tears, pushing a baby in a perambulator. Her husband was nothing more then a common thief, she was leaving him, and going home to Mother, could the police help with the fare?

    They were kind hearted men, and passed around the hat. She left, on the train to Perth, so very grateful.

    A search of the suspects house yielded nothing, he was released from custody, and caught the train for Perth, to be reunited with his wife – You guessed it, the stolen gold was hidden in the babies pram….

  166. JC

    Leigh, be honest now, you’d rate this below 5, right?
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2012/02/gillard.jpg

    If you do, you’re not being objective.

  167. Leigh Lowe

    JC, I am trying to imagine how hot a woman would have to be for me to tolerate that whining nasal drone.
    I am not getting anything.

  168. C.L.

    Agree with JC.

    Gillard wasn’t and isn’t bad looking at all.

    She’s curvy, has a nice bust and a not displeasing face.

  169. Leigh Lowe

    … that photo doesn’t show the ballast, JC.

  170. Makka

    “She’s curvy, has a nice bust and a not displeasing face.”

    And a rather big behind with kankles. Are you lot feeling alright? Is there something going around?

  171. Gab

    Oh lord, JC. All I can see in that picture are ear lobes. I think it was IT that made the observation, in his unique fashion, they weren’t her earlobes at all but Kevin’s testicles.

  172. JC

    I’m talking facial features, Leigh.

    If you think she was ugly looking then describe what you think was so ugly about her face. Be aware the Cat is very scientific in judging female looks. Our models are being used by the IPCC and these work.

  173. C.L.

    The real question is, CL: who was worse, Martin Luther or Henry VIII?

    Interesting question.

    Probably Henry. He knew what he was doing was evil (perfect knowledge) but he couldn’t restrain his preposterous earth-bound ego and sinfully temporal vision, despite his earlier giftedness for theology.

    Similar story for Luther, mitigated perhaps by the man’s undoubted and more or less exponential loss of reason. He was also in pretty poor physical health, spending much of his time on the toilet (where he wrote the theses).

    Yeah, interesting question.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    The most generous I can offer is “plain”.

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    JC, I am trying to imagine how hot a woman would have to be for me to tolerate that whining nasal drone.

    Over the breakfast table, next morning – Hell would have no further torment to offer……

  176. Leigh Lowe

    No more photos of TLS … I need to go to sleep and I’d rather she didn’t feature in my nightmares tonight.

  177. JC

    The most generous I can offer is “plain”.

    Okay, so at least we’ve now determined you don’t really think she’s ugly, as you implied earlier.

  178. JC

    Oh lord, JC. All I can see in that picture are ear lobes. I think it was IT that made the observation, in his unique fashion, they weren’t her earlobes at all but Kevin’s testicles.

    Yea, I saw that, but that’s okay, she had flaws, which obviously didn’t make her a raving beauty.

    Over the breakfast table, next morning – Hell would have no further torment to offer……

    We’re not talking about the voice. Ordinarily she wouldn’t be allowed to ever talk.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Over the breakfast table, next morning – Hell would have no further torment to offer……

    You’d just walk over to the vinyl couch, pick up one of her Patons number 8 knitting needles and calmly pierce both eardrums.

  180. JC

    She’d need to master sign language.

  181. C.L.

    JC nailed Gillard (so to speak) when he argued she would have been one helluva good sort in every way if she’d just married and become a school teacher.

  182. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From JC at 11:00 pm:

    “I’m talking facial features, Leigh.

    If you think she was ugly looking then describe what you think was so ugly about her face. Be aware the Cat is very scientific in judging female looks. Our models are being used by the IPCC and these work.”

    Thin lips; humorless, deceitful, serpent eyes, hooded; chinless; no cheekbones, face shape like a jam jar; high forehead; pointy rodent nose; thumping big ears …

  183. Armadillo

    I know it’s not normally acceptable to identify Cats, but I think I know JC’s real identity. Brace yourselves.

    The earplugs are a giveaway.

    http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2013/03/23/1226603/999552-prime-minister-julia-gillard.jpg

  184. JC

    Yea did. I really think think she missed her calling in life. She was just an abominable politician in every possible way.

    This is a very cute pic of her, I reckon.

    http://forums.auscelebs.net/viewtopic.php?p=461282

    I also think you said, CL that she seemed to always go for the wrong man in her life. That’s obviously true and look where it got her…. holed up with the hair shampoo salesman in Adelaide.

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Thin lips; humorless, deceitful, serpent eyes, hooded; chinless; no cheekbones, face shape like a jam jar; high forehead; pointy rodent nose; thumping big ears …

    Harsh … but fair.
    Add to that the voice like a cockatoo caught in a rabbit trap ….

  186. Aristogeiton

    Can someone please change the subject? This is excruciating.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    As Bill Clinton said when he first clapped eyes on TLS …
    “I would not have sexual relations with that woman”
    And for Bill to rule it out …..

  188. incoherent rambler

    Leigh Lowe
    #1430507, posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Sodomy has been legalised?
    Well, bugger me!

    Post of the month.

  189. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Her particular favorite is scrambled eggs on toast, weekends only. Weekdays, she’s on her own!

    We’re help yourself to Muesli/Sultana Bran and yoghurt on weekdays, and thanks to Motelier, both Da Hairy Ape and I make a fine poached egg (two each with bacon, plus plain scrambled eggs for the kids) on weekends. With fresh sourdough bread and butter. Yum. Roll on Sat’dy.

    On which note, to bed.

  190. JC

    Thin lips;

    Slightly thin, but passable and she has a nice smile I think.

    humorless,

    I’ve actually heard the opposite about her. In private gatherings she’s very agreeable and quite fun to be with. Serious.

    deceitful,

    Tell us about it.

    serpent eyes,

    Almond shaped eyes are quite nice I think.

    chinless; no cheekbones, face shape like a jam jar;

    I think she has a prominent chin. Far too prominent, which is why she’s around 6.532

    high forehead;

    Yep, slightly so.

    pointy rodent nose;

    Yep, I mentioned the big nose. It should have been smaller, but it’s the right shape.

    thumping big ears

    Definitely a drawback, but she covered them up with the hair.

  191. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    The House janitor used follow her about with a purpose designed rostrum on which to rest her fat gut.

    ( http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/gillard-lies-again-about-green-tax/story-e6frfhqf-1226011602957 )

  192. incoherent rambler

    Give it up JC. Some of us need to sleep without the nightmares that you conjure up.

  193. JC

    Can someone please change the subject? This is excruciating.

    How about you doing so, tiger. The only thing you ever do here is mark peoples comments according to your own standards. Fuck off and offer a little spontaneity/originality, dipshit.

  194. Leigh Lowe

    Well, bugger me!

    An exclamation, not an invitation.
    Keep your distance!

  195. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Armadillo at 11:11 pm

    “I know it’s not normally acceptable to identify Cats, but I think I know JC’s real identity. Brace yourselves.

    The earplugs are a giveaway.

    http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2013/03/23/1226603/999552-prime-minister-julia-gillard.jpg

    Hee hee

  196. incoherent rambler

    Keep your distance!

    What? Did you think I wanted to fondle your keyboard?

  197. JC

    On a different note, Sydney and Melbourne unis are 95 and 97 in world rankings? Like really?

    http://cwur.org/2014/

  198. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From JC at 11:07 pm

    “She’d need to master sign language.”

    That evil piece of work would eat even you for breakfast JC.

    Any one of us would be done like a dinner with one deadly dart of her scaly foul smelling tongue.

  199. JC

    Mick

    We’re were rating her, not marrying the swine. Ease up.

  200. JC

    My younger kid went to a uni in the top 20. I’m miles smarter which means I’d could have made it in the top one or two, I reckon.

  201. JC

    On a serious note, i would have thought Princeton would have a higher rating than that left infested shithole, Berkeley

  202. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Gillard looks attractive in some of those pics. JC and CL are gentlemen to say so.
    She was not attractive as a Prime Minister.
    A shame she was led politically astray in her youth, that she became more and more ‘naïve’ about some very simple moral issues, and that her ambition over-reached her capabilities.

    Thank the Good Lord I didn’t inherit my mother’s large earlobes. They’re there in the Welsh genome.

  203. Armadillo

    Does the normally noisy Left excuse a black regime’s persecution of whites in this, a perverted form of reverse apartheid?

    Yes. Yes they do Mr Pickering. Rhodesia is gone and will never return, even after Mugabe finally falls off the perch. I suspect it will get even worse.

    http://pickeringpost.com/story/hear-no-evil/3714

  204. Steve at the Pub:

    Crikey, I could learn something here.

    Philippa, what am I doing wrong?

    You didn’t scroll up. That’s all you’re doing wrong. But here, for those who came in late, is the Dr Philippa Martyr Online Dating Coach summary:

    FFS, get off the computer. Go to church. Found a church, if you have to. Join a group. Go to public lectures. Give public lectures. Make friends with married people. Ask them to introduce you to other people. Go to parties. Join parties. Found parties, if you have to. Just do stuff you like doing. Spend your evenings in a coffee shop, reading, if you’re at home alone. Talk to people.

    Once successful: Give him your number. If he calls, he’s interested. If he doesn’t, he’s not. Guys, if you are interested, ask for her number and call her – don’t wait for her to do the asking/calling. Both of you: Don’t have a relationship via email or texting; it’s bullshit.

    Yes, you may name your first child after me. Or your dog. Either is fine.

    I am actually quite a good matchmaker, in my own peculiar way. It’s what some people need.

  205. I think Gillard has been aping Tilda Swinton all these years.

  206. JC

    Does anyone have a Netflix account in Australia? I hear that you are able to get one by using a US based proxy server. Anyone know of a good one?

  207. Gab

    I am actually quite a good matchmaker, in my own peculiar way

    You too? Me too. I’ve matched two successful weddings and helped a couple conceive after many years of trying (or so they tell me).

  208. JC

    and helped a couple conceive after many years of trying (or so they tell me).

    You really need to explain this one Gab. Like … seriously.

  209. Sinclair Davidson

    Post pictures.

  210. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Tilda Swinton? Yecccch!

    She appears as an emaciated imitation of one of Scotland’s finest No 8s, John Jeffrey.

    ( http://www.sporting-heroes.net/content/thumbnails/00035/03395-zoom.jpg )

  211. Gab

    I dragged them away on holidays with us. Neither of them really wanted to go (work, study responsibilities etc) but I gots me way as usual, and they conceived while on hols. :)

  212. Gab

    Post pictures

    er…okay. Your command is my command :)

  213. Aristogeiton

    Christ on a bicycle, Gab. I’m scarred for life.

  214. Gab

    To be sure, Aristo so next time wear pants! :)

  215. Armadillo

    Ignore Philippa, SATP.

    The hot news from Armadillos dating line is that you should never look for love. It makes you appear desperate. Love will find you. She will waltz in the door when you least expect it.

    I don’t charge for advice, nor do I ask you to name a dog after me.

  216. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    It would appear I am unable to insert a link by carefully following the “Some Basic HTML” instructions up at the top there.

    I was able to before this – er – particular point in time now.

  217. Aristogeiton

    I can see the link.

  218. Gab

    You had it basically right, Mick, you just forgot to type the word ‘Catallaxy’ before you selected the words for linking.

  219. Pete of Perth

    We’ve been through this before. The Slapper was okayish looking. If she shaped, up she could have made a 6.532
    I assume you are stating the blood alcohol level required for the beer goggles to kick in.

  220. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Eureka!

    Self applied peer review of Test again … is a great site

  221. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Gees Gabrielle’s I’m clever :)

  222. Andrew

    The pardon is as preposterous as the conviction

    It does get awkward with 49,000 others not being pardoned for the same thing. Although it seems that about 1000 of them still alive may be.

  223. Andrew

    Thanks Gab – I was picturing “helped” in the horse sense.

  224. Does anyone have a Netflix account in Australia? I hear that you are able to get one by using a US based proxy server. Anyone know of a good one?

    I use http://www.unblock-us.com

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