Open Forum: August 8, 2015

This entry was posted in Open Forum. Bookmark the permalink.

1,492 Responses to Open Forum: August 8, 2015

1 4 5 6
  1. Fleeced

    Nah – Cheaper, easier, simpler and happier to just marry a Chinese girl.

    Ooh, a tiger wife!

  2. Memoryvault

    A proper person will ask for a dozen Kilpatrick/Mornay/Natural
    and do not stop on the toppings.

    Real men do not eat oysters.
    Regardless of toppings.
    It’s a quiche kind of thing.

  3. Motelier

    Fleeced.

    Anyway, I’ve never been a “manly man” – always more into computers and sci-fi than sports and tools and stuff… always enjoyed steak, but. LOL.

    Uhhhhmmmmmm……… I have friends that are from all walks of life. Literally from the garbo to through the tradies and then through to the CEO.

    “Manly men” is a misnomer. If you care for your family and care for society then you are a man.

  4. Thanks Mote, I’ll have to remember that, the “Oyster test” to detect political sympathies.

  5. Motelier

    Real men do not eat oysters.
    Regardless of toppings.
    It’s a quiche kind of thing.

    Hmmmmmmmm

    Best oysters natural I have ever had were.

    1 Constitution Dock in Hobart.

    2 San Francisco. *

    * I can not remember the place, it was in 1990, it was on the water front of the bay.

    I love oysters.

  6. Fleeced

    But I like it as an entrée to a meal but not as a main. Essentially it is pasta strips with a sauce of tomato, onion, garlic basil and herbs.

    Heh… I was going to say in the other comment that I love pasta, but see it more as either a lunch, or an entree. And even then, I prefer bits of bacon in it (that’s why boscaiola is good). If it’s vegetarian, then it’s got to have chilli or something to give it some oomph (I think Arrabiata was the one I used to get at the cheap pasta place in Parra)

  7. Fleeced

    Real men do not eat oysters.
    Regardless of toppings.
    It’s a quiche kind of thing.

    Haha… I can’t stand oysters, but love quiche. Though again, the latter isn’t a meal – it’s something you have with a coffee at elevenses.

  8. Motelier

    SatP

    Memory Vault has a problem with oysters.

    Give MV a bit of slack.

    We were talking about Vegetarian Meals and stepfathers being asked to take the “supposedly gay” stepson on a road trip”.

  9. Motelier

    Ahem,

    Haha… I can’t stand oysters, but love quiche. Though again, the latter isn’t a meal – it’s something you have with a coffee at elevenses.

    Our quiche is a good seller. Served with salad and two slices of garlic bread for $15 it walks out the door on the room service menu. Not available in the restaurant.

    I have it twice a week.

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    But I would, wouldn’t I, ’cause I’m the Resident Airhead around here?

    Steady.

    Happy to share, Miz Eliza. There room for more.

    I am being called to bed. To get rid of the cat from attacking HIA’s feet.

    Just for the record, tonight’s foodie disaster:
    Someone inadvertently turned down my oven-fried chips.
    It wasn’t me. He is certain it wasn’t him.
    Even though the steak that he turned down wasn’t turned down.
    Caught red-handed imho. He still denies it.
    He can’t tell one knob from another.
    He should come on that Cat and trade some insults. 😀

  11. Fleeced

    I have it twice a week.

    For elevenses, right? 😉

  12. Memoryvault

    Memory Vault has a problem with oysters.

    I don’t have a “problem” with oysters.
    Raw oysters are snot served in shells.
    Cooked oysters are snot coagulated by heating.

    Real men do not eat snot.
    Real men are taught not to pick their noses and eat their boogas.
    It’s a quiche kind of thing.

  13. Andrew

    I don’t think there’s any place for slurs like “soccer-loving” in a civil and tolerant society.

  14. Lizzie & Ms. Dolittle are about to square up over who owns the title of “resident airhead”.
    Reminds me of the time two workmates came to blows over each insisting they were stupider than the other.

  15. Memoryvault

    Haha… I can’t stand oysters, but love quiche.

    Is the principal ingredient in your “quiche” spinach?

  16. dover_beach

    Canberra Airport managing director Stephen Byron told Fairfax Media the light display was aimed at supporting the end of “ridiculous” discrimination against same sex couples, including his brother Tom Snow, who married his husband Brooke Horne in New Zealand last year. The couple have three children.

    ‘Ridiculous discrimination’? Were they arrested at the airport in their return? Must they eat at the counter? No, and no. Also, why do the brothers have different surnames? And as CL pointed out, the ‘couple’ procured three children and separated them from their mother(s). That is one the objectional pillars this pantomime rests , but they’re fine with that because the two are happy.

  17. Motelier

    Fleeced.
    I have it for dinner. WTF is “elevenes”?

  18. JC

    Heh… I was going to say in the other comment that I love pasta, but see it more as either a lunch, or an entree.

    Doesn’t pasta/carbs make you sleepy after lunch?

  19. Memoryvault

    Our quiche is a good seller.

    Is the principal ingredient in your “quiche” spinach?

  20. Doesn’t pasta/carbs make you sleepy after lunch?

    That’s the purpose of the afternoon nap.
    To “sleep ‘er orf”

  21. Motelier

    MV

    You have never tasted oysters of the rocks.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    the ‘couple’ procured three children and separated them from their mother(s). That is one the objectional pillars this pantomime rests , but they’re fine with that because the two are happy.

    It is so sad that people want to celebrate this making and taking of children to suit the purposes of adults.
    The Rainbow has been subverted. It is like the word ‘gay’. A rainbow no longer means what it once did – a sign of hope and promise for the future.

  23. Fleeced

    I have it for dinner. WTF is “elevenes”?

    Morning tea, basically. Or second breakfast, if you’re a hobbit.

    Doesn’t pasta/carbs make you sleepy after lunch?

    Yeah, carbs at lunch have that effect on me as I get older. Never used to.

    That’s the purpose of the afternoon nap.

    I do enjoy those.

  24. Motelier

    Is the principal ingredient in your “quiche” spinach?

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm No.

  25. Memoryvault

    You have never tasted oysters of the rocks.

    No, I have never tasted oysters of the rocks. In 35 years of marriage however, I have prised some thousands of oysters off the rocks for Mrs MV. And shucked them. And watched in disgust as she slurped them down.

    Personally, there is little I will eat that I can’t cut with a knife.

  26. Fleeced

    You have never tasted oysters of the rocks.

    If you don’t like oyster, you don’t like them. People who love them will always suggest you haven’t tried the right ones, or tried them the right way, but… I just can’t eat them.

    I’m not big on seafood in general, to be honest.

  27. Motelier

    I have to say that I am a seafood lover.

  28. Fleeced

    I have to say that I am a seafood lover.

    “I thought you said Motelier was dead?”
    “No, I said he sleeps with the fishes!”

  29. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Doesn’t pasta/carbs make you sleepy after lunch?

    Yeah, carbs at lunch have that effect on me as I get older. Never used to.

    That’s the purpose of the afternoon nap.

    We are supposed to be a multicultural society, borrowing customs from other cultures, to make up this society.

    Carbs over the lunch table, a couple of glasses of good red, just remind me who passed up the siesta?

    Close everything down in an Australian summer, go home, sleep it all off, and go back to work, oh I dunno, about four o’clock or so. We are a Mediterranean climate, what’s wrong with Mediterranean customs?

  30. Memoryvault

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm No.

    If the principal ingredient of your “quiche” is not spinach, then it is not quiche.
    Depending on how it is made, it is either egg, or bacon and egg pie.
    Both are acceptable as man food.
    Bacon and egg more so.

  31. Motelier

    I am off to bed peeps, I might have a really long day tomorrow.

  32. Fleeced

    If the principal ingredient of your “quiche” is not spinach, then it is not quiche.

    He didn’t say it didn’t have spinach in it – just that it’s not the principal ingredient, which would have to be egg and pastry, I suspect… I’m OK with spinach in my quiche – though as with pasta, I still expect bits of bacon!

  33. Motelier

    MV

    FFS. The main ingredients are egg and bacon. The rest are “colour”

  34. Fleeced

    Seeya motes – say g’night to the fish *wink* *wink*

  35. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am off to bed peeps, I might have a really long day tomorrow.

    Night, Motlier. Keep your head down.

  36. Yet another fake “hate crime” in which, yet again, the compliant media must use the silly terminology of the gay movement, insisting that the word “queers” is a “homophobic slur”.

    Carpe Jugulum, the Latin word for “sheath”, vagina is 1st declension, feminine, so after the preposition ad it must be either vaginam in the singular or vaginis in the plural. Anyway, shouldn’t it be the other way round, Per cunnis ad astra?
    A more appropriate motto, I reckon, would be “Who smears wins”— except that the Emily Listers are usually opposed to competition. So, “Who smears gets to rewrite herstory”. Ah, ????? ???.

  37. The Rainbow has been subverted

    No, Lizzie, our philomophylist friends use a defective rainbow on their supposedly inclusive but in fact divisive banner, with indigo missing. My sons and I have taken to using the term “nondigo” for people who are visually or metaphorically unable to distinguish that important colour. Someone can’t distinguish a logical argument? “Nondigo,” we murmur, more in sorrow than in anger. Overhear someone shouting that June was the hottest month ever? “Ah, poor nondigo,” we whisper.
    Your son comes to you, worried that he’s gay. “How many major colours in the rainbow, son?”
    “Why, seven, dad.”
    “You’re straight, son.”

  38. Memoryvault

    He didn’t say it didn’t have spinach in it – just that it’s not the principal ingredient, which would have to be egg and pastry, I suspect… I’m OK with spinach in my quiche – though as with pasta, I still expect bits of bacon!

    There seems to be some confusion here as to what constitutes “real man food”.
    Simply put, all real man food can be consumed with one hand.
    Without the need for a plate, or any other utensil.
    Leaving one hand free for the stubbie.

    For instance, steak, onions, eggs and chips are real man food.
    Usually consumed off a plate, with a knife and fork.
    However, at a pinch, can be stacked between two pieces of toast, and eaten with one hand.
    Real man food.

    Egg pie, bacon and egg pie, and quiche, fall into the structural test category.
    They are all served cut into segments, like any other pie or cake.
    If a segment has so little spinach (or any other vegetable contaminant) in it, that a cut segment can be picked up with one hand and consumed, then it passes the structural test, and is an egg or bacon and egg pie, and is man food.
    On the other hand, if the front third of the segment breaks off because of vegetable contamination, then it is quiche, and should be avoided by all real men.

  39. C.L.

    … the ‘couple’ procured three children and separated them from their mother(s).

    Which should be a criminal offence.

    It is a sick and evil society that celebrates two men (presumably) paying a foreign woman (let’s make the reasonable assumption she wasn’t exactly well-off) and then ‘raising’ those children without the love of their mother.

  40. banger

    Oysters are food of the gods. Best oysters I’ve ever had was at the Regatta hotelo about 3 yrs ago. Went to the Wesley to visit dad after his knee reconstruction , and took mum there for dinner . Moreton Bay Rock oysters they were , from Kooringal(sp) , small and divine . I keep going back there hoping they’ll be on the menu. No luck so far

  41. A Lurker

    The Rainbow has been subverted. It is like the word ‘gay’. A rainbow no longer means what it once did – a sign of hope and promise for the future.

    The Socialist Left corrupts everything.
    It is in essence, evil.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    Got to love the ABC, they never ever stop.

    First story on ABC Newsradio early bulletin was ritual LNP Lambasting and Bronnie Bashing. Second was climate crap from the Climate Institute.

    When will the Libs work it out?

  43. srr

    Further to that Eddie Maguire story, this also from my link:

    [Muslim Victorian sports minister John] Eren yesterday called McGuire to discuss the remarks after a call from The Sunday Telegraph.

    “This is a timely ­reminder that leaders in the community need to be careful about how they ­express themselves,” Mr Eren said.

    Or what, dickhead?

    Please don’t believe we’ve given this much ground willingly.

    The, “cool car, isn’t that what your wife drives”, types of threats that aren’t threatening enough for ‘the law’ to act on, have been going on for over a decade that I personally know of.

    And that’s just it, they know to pick off individuals in key positions, across all levels of society, from the local library committee to the local baker and out and up in all directions, until wherever you go, there is someone who will Fight For Their Own Loved Ones Lives, to Shut You Up.

    And of course, it doesn’t help Australia at all, when these people in key positions start libellous campaigns against the character and sanity of those who have received threats from Muslim thugs and do have the balls/nothing left to lose/personal security 😉 to speak out.

    But we seem to be getting to that point when it isn’t only examples of tactics Muslims use overseas, that Australians are talking about. The more who have lost their jobs, homes, families, starting with pissing off some Muslim/Leftist ‘mate’, the more are comparing notes and the more are discovering their run of misfortune wasn’t their fault, and it wasn’t personal, they were just another piece in the game being wiped off the board.

  44. Zippy The Younger

    Sweden: “There are areas, where Swedish law no longer exists”


    Jacob Ekström is policeman. He is tired of keeping silent about the terrible knowledge he has on the development in Sweden.

    Large residential areas is developing into enclaves where the authorities are sidelined. These areas are controlled by large family clans, who have formed gangs committing extensive crime. …

    On Monday night there were gunfights between several gangs in the immigrant ghetto Rosengård in Malmö. 25 were arrested.

    “We are losing grip. The last bank moved away from that area after a rocket was shot into the room. The pharmacy was robbed so many times that it eventually closed. The insurance company has moved. There are thrown stones at the police, ambulances and firemen several times a month. It is not even a novelty.”

    So says Jacob Ekström on the suburbs of Stockholm, where he is police commander.

    “It’s no-go-areas”, he says about the areas where a police car who are alone, does not stand a chance.

    Last summer triedthe National Police spoke out. They wrote in a report that there are 55 such areas in 22 cities in Sweden.

  45. Tom

    The Other Fat Bastard* again promises something he has no intention of ever delivering:

    Australia is suffering an “unsustainable risk” from high personal taxes that must be brought down to encourage growth and boost jobs, Joe Hockey will declare today in a move to set a reform agenda for the next election.

    Putting tax relief on the table if the Coalition holds power, the Treasurer will warn that personal income taxes are so high they threaten to discourage workers and weaken the economy. Mr Hockey will also sharpen the debate on the GST by insisting state revenue be “aligned” to the spending needed on government ser­vices, an argument that underpins calls for a rise in the consumption tax from 10 per cent to 15 per cent.

    “We cannot afford to have a tax burden that stifles growth and costs jobs,” Mr Hockey writes in The Australian today, singling out the $185 billion income tax take.

    “We can’t just view the tax system and Australian taxpayers as a collection pool of unlimited funds. So in developing a better tax ­system, we need to consider the sustainability of our heavy reliance on income tax, especially personal income tax.”

    Behind the call is a government ambition to offer tax cuts at the next election to reverse some of the “bracket creep” that will force 300,000 workers to pay higher rates over the next two years as inflation pushes up their incomes. The Coalition strategy will be central to the election campaign as Tony Abbott and the Treasurer seek to offer a “low tax” pledge to justify unpopular spending cuts and contrast their fiscal policy with Labor’s spending plans.

    Are the Other Fat Bastard* and AbbottSatan having a competition to see who can piss off the base more? In any case, the Senate scum will ensure that anything that threatens to reduce the size of government will never pass.

    *The Fat Bastard being the fat bastard and pretend billionaire Clive Palmer.

  46. Tom

    From the same link, the LNP are the highest taxing party in Australian history:

    The Treasurer’s comments on the overall tax burden reignite a fight with Labor over which side of politics delivers low taxes, given the budget papers forecast that tax receipts as a proportion of economic output will rise from 21.9 per cent last year to 23.4 per cent by June 2019. Tax as a proportion of gross domestic output was lower when Labor was in power, hitting a trough of 19.9 per cent in 2010 as the global financial crisis wiped out some of the revenue Treasury had been counting on.

  47. Zippy The Younger

    Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian after highway stabbing

    Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed an Israeli man at a petrol station along a main highway in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem on Sunday, police said.
    The 26-year-old Israeli civilian was lightly hurt and taken to hospital following the incident, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said, adding that the Palestinian attacker had come from a village near highway 443, one of two major routes that connect Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

  48. srr

    See how it’s done.
    Keep enough separation between the Australian being publicly pressured and the source of the pressure, with already primed, pre-pressured key people, and to the public it looks like ‘all right minded people‘ are pushing the Muslim barrow –

    [Muslim Victorian sports minister John] Eren yesterday called McGuire to discuss the remarks after a call from The Sunday Telegraph.

    Note that the Daily Telegraph rang Eren to dob on Maguire.
    ‘Hi, John. Daily Telegraph here. Hey, did you know Eddie Maguire called you a “Mussie”?’
    What a bunch of wankers.

  49. srr

    V.Trioli is spewing her vitriol over The Fact that the feuds between the wives and girlfriends of cricketers, interfered with the players mental state on the field.

    FFS, She KNOWS how much grief a pissed off woman can dump on man.

    I get the feeling V.Trioli anger is motivated by the public talking about the very tactics she uses to make and keep a career for herself.

  50. srr

    🙂

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-13/victoria-overhauls-police-pursuit-policy-following-review/6615492

    A cousin of a mate was a mental case with a high performance japanese motorbike that could push 200 miles an hour. He used to mule speed from a bikie setup in remote NSW with his plates off, and just race when ever his paranoia set him off.

    It will be interesting to see what a no pursuit policy means, but you would assume the madder sort with something to hide will run, and kids in stolen cars will delight in doing donuts, hanging their arses out the windows, then speeding off.

    Last night’s Southpark was the episode on ‘drones’.
    Police, neighbourhood watch, ‘enthusiasts’, everyone laying in bed at home, while their drones committed crimes and rioted.
    We may be further phasing in ‘modern policing’ … 😉

  51. Tel

    “We can’t just view the tax system and Australian taxpayers as a collection pool of unlimited funds. So in developing a better tax ­system, we need to consider the sustainability of our heavy reliance on income tax, especially personal income tax.”

    Does he really think Australians cannot figure out that GST operates effectively the same as income tax?

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    In the UK Telegraph country shoppers and Corbyn get the top spots this morning:

    Labour donors pledge to stop cash if Corbyn wins
    Jeremy Corbyn accused of turning back clock to 1970s over Clause IV

    Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by his rivals of trying to “turn back the clock” to the 1970s after suggesting that he would reinstate Clause IV, Labour’s historic commitment to the public ownership of industry. Mr Corbyn said in an interview at the weekend that the party should discuss whether it wants to “restore Clause IV as it was originally written” before it was scrapped by Tony Blair.

    Philip Hammond: Millions of African migrants ‘threaten our standard of living’
    Lorry driver arrested as 18 ‘illegal immigrants’ found
    What is the EU for, if not solving the migration crisis?

    Actually the EU is for pursuing the inevitable victory of the proletariat, of course. That’s why guys like Corbyn like it so much.

    ***
    More stories:
    Britain accuses Spain of ‘violating its sovereignty’ as police chase drug traffickers into Gibraltar’s waters
    Smack spat.

    Greece inches closer to third bail-out deal but Finns insist rescue package ‘won’t work’
    4th and inches! (Greeks aren’t good with numbers).

    French students ‘tried to dissolve body of murder victim in acid’
    Froggy kiddies fail chemistry.

    Nursing home alpacas Bill and Ben attacked with chairs
    I’ll give a link to this one since it defies description.

    Woman in 80s fends off attacker by grabbing his testicles
    Man handles.

    Was Shakespeare high when he wrote his plays?
    A toke by any other name would smell as sweet.

    Grouse shooting’s ‘Glorious Twelfth’ threatened by few birds

    …this year will be a tough one for most of the shoots on the country’s high moorland estates. Lindsay Waddell, head keeper on the Upper Teesdale Raby Estate, which belongs to Lord Barnard, expects the number of days shooting could be halved because of the unusually cold weather which hit the high moorlands of County Durham this May.

    Paging the Climate Institute!

  53. Baldrick

    Nursing home alpacas Bill and Ben attacked with chairs

    Thanks for the link Bruce but for the life of me I’m trying to imagine why a nursing home would have alpacas.
    “Bill and Ben are there for the elderly residents to enjoy …”
    Unless it’s between two buns with sauce I fail to see how residents would enjoy an alpaca.

  54. feelthebern

    Professor Simon Chapman (for professor he is) was interviewed via phone for the news on the Triple M network this morning re the cigarette ban in NSW jails from today onwards.
    FMD it was funny.
    Matty Johns & Mark Geyer continued to play sound bytes of it – no doubt they’ll continue until 9am.
    It was like Chapman had a big night on the sherry, just woken up, was clearing his nasal passage & it sounded like he dropped a fart too.
    I do like to start my day with footy boofheads taking the piss out of everyone & everything.

  55. Dr Faustus

    Behind the call is a government ambition to offer tax cuts at the next election to reverse some of the “bracket creep” that will force 300,000 workers to pay higher rates over the next two years as inflation pushes up their incomes.

    Bracket creep is the hot issue here, because it impacts the vote-herd.

    Depending on who is in power, the Government needs about $35-$45bn in additional revenue to manage recurrent spending (assuming it leaves the deficit to manage itself). Brace for a new top tax bracket that will only apply to ‘those who can afford to contribute more‘ and a progressive ‘temporary levy’ on superannuation accounts over $400,000.

    I suspect that the evil multinationals will give the Gypsies Warning about fucking with the tax rules applying to CFC’s: “Other Fat Bastard, do you want to explain to the punters why iPhones and downloads have suddenly become 15% more expensive?“.

  56. srr

    All said in fun, hey?
    Just a bit of banter, hey?

    … elemental bitchiness.
    If srr is a bloke, and if he had me in his sights with that comment, then I think Da Hairy Ape would like to meet him outside the bar and have a little Irish chat.

    I don’t agree.
    ______

    btw, if you want to know one of the attractions Islam has for Western men, it’s that they’ve had enough of those women who enjoy making men physically fight over them, when they feel a little bored or ignored.

    O.K. most men don’t go that far, but you can see why sugar-daddies at times lose their women as well as their luggage, in those not-woman-friendly countries, that the demanding tarts insist on jaunting over.

  57. pete m

    Real men eat whatever the hell they like and tell anyone who wants to judge them to F off.

  58. Gab

    Real men eat whatever the hell they like and tell anyone who wants to judge them to F off.

    Spoken like a male who eats quiche 😀

    No but seriously, you’re 100% correct.

  59. Leigh Lowe

    Real men do not eat oysters ….

    … cooked, with pig meat and bitumen poured over them.

  60. srr

    August 9, 2015
    The Most Dangerous European Court Decision to Date
    By Roger Kiska
    In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the unborn child is not fully human and created a “right” to abortion from among “the penumbra of implied rights” of the U.S. Constitution. Forty-two years later, we see the poisonous fruit of this judgment as the Planned Parenthood scandal unfolds publicly, before our eyes. The Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, also legitimized abortion for the entire Western world, seemingly overnight.

    A strong parallel can and must be drawn with the recent judgment of that same Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges. Building on that very same poisonous penumbra, the judgment created a “right” to same-sex “marriage.” Legal commentators did not have to wait long at all for the weight of this judgment to be felt internationally. Only 25 days after the Obergefell judgment, the European Court of Human Rights, the highest human rights court in Europe, with jurisdiction over 47 nations, did what only months ago would have been unthinkable: it created a European “right” to same-sex civil unions by citing the Obergefell ruling as evidence of an emerging consensus toward recognition of same-sex relationships internationally.

    Several shocking elements can be inferred from the European Court’s unanimous chamber ruling on July 21 in the case Oliari and Others v. Italy. The first …

    RTWT
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/08/the_most_dangerous_european_court_decision_to_date.html

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for JC, since it is about Tesla and comes from his least favourite blog. 😉

    Tesla Loses More Than $4,000 On Every Car Sold

    With the usual two year delay, others such as Reuters, are starting to notice that under the Tesla hood there are nothing but cockroaches. And now that the growth “story” has taken a back seat following the latest guidance cut in deliveries, fears that the company will have to dilute shareholders to keep the “story” afloat, are rapidly emerging. Case in point, Reuters calculation of a fact that was known to most observers but certainly not to retail enthusiasts who “bought the stock just because others bought the stock”, i.e., that Tesla loses about $4000 on ever car it makes.

    I’ve quoted the leader which is on the main ZH page because it is more fun. Nevertheless its clear that Tesla can’t sell an electric car with near petrol performance for a hundred grand and make a profit.

  62. srr

    August 9, 2015
    Faith v. Facts on Planned Parenthood
    By Clarice Feldman
    I grew up believing that our intellectual gifts must be used — that the universe about us is complex but operates on consistent and observable rules that by study and testing we might understand and put to best ends.

    It seems that this is now an outlying opinion.

    A Malaysian mufti recently underscored the viewpoint of too much of the world:

    The Malay Mail Online reported Tuesday that the Perak mufti, Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria, advised Muslim members of the government “not to go overboard.” He reminded them that “Islam is based on faith… Don’t make any remarks based on the intellect or logic…” Why not? Because “the intellect is governed by desires and it is influence by shaitan (satan). Don’t be ruled by desires and rudderless comments.” Harussani was reflecting an aspect of Islam that runs through its history, but is little remarked upon today by Western analysts: its anti-intellectualism and rejection of reason.

    If you think this is bizarre and unique to the Third World or Moslems you haven’t been paying attention to our own world. For it seems to me that we are stricken with the disorder of cognitive dissonance, which is not remarkably different.

    Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors.

    This produces a feeling of discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviors to reduce the discomfort and restore balance etc.

    Put simply, when faced with facts that are at odds with what we believed to be true, we lie to ourselves to create a comfortable illusion.

    The entire concept of multiculturalism — the notion that all cultures are equal — comes to mind, or the inconsistency of hate speech punishment on campuses which boast they are places within whose lofty intellectual precincts scholars sift and winnow information to arrive at truth — a process impossible without free speech.

    Who to Believe — Planned Parenthood or Your Lying Eyes?

    Most recently, the focus on Planned Parenthood shows the refusal of so many well-credentialed people to acknowledge that Planned Parenthood is not a provider of needed medical services to poor, medically underserved women. Rather it is a well-financed nationwide abortion mill, that often jeopardizes the health of those who come to it in order to cash in on even more revenue from fetal tissue buyers. It is, moreover, a money merry-go-round with politicians feeding it half a billion dollars a year in return for which they get lots of campaign funds and significant on-the-ground political help.

    RTWT
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/08/faith_v_facts_on_planned_parenthood.html

  63. johanna

    Cats, I must regretfully report that I cannot do live TURC reports twice a day here for the forseeable. The combination of compressors and piledrivers across the road (to build an “environmentally friendly” house) and real life committments means that I can’t promise to deliver.

    I’ll listen in to hearings when I can, and review the transcripts and report on them as much as is possible.

  64. blogstrop

    Michael Pascoe was on Margaret Throsby’s show recently. He said that politicians are to blame for the doom and gloom about debt and deficit, which isn’t a problem because the debt is used for good things like infrastructure. They carefully avoided any discussion of just what we got for all the debt and deficit of the Labor years.

    Robin Williams of The Science Show decided it would be really good to do a show about the comedy of climate change. He got that really funny guy Rod Quantock to do his standup routine. Now, we’re used to the left, and the left media in particular, finding offence about anything at all, be it Tony Abbott’s supposed misogyny, his blue ties, his not being on side with SSM, or his supposed punching of a wall in the 1970s. But here we had Rod Quantock making lame jokes about cannibalism that would become necessary (for some reason) because of climate change. His favourite person to be eaten was … Tony Abbott. Can you bear it?

  65. srr

    China Ordains 1st Catholic Bishop Since 2012 Amid Tensions

    Officially atheistic China demanded Catholics sever their links with the Vatican in 1951, shortly before it closed churches and imprisoned priests, some for decades.

    Beijing now allows Christians to worship openly, but insists that the party-controlled Catholic association has the authority to appoint bishops rather than the Holy See.

    China has an estimated 12 million Catholics, many of whom worship outside the official Patriotic Association.

    RTWT
    https://stream.org/china-ordains-1st-catholic-bishop-since-2012-amid-tensions/

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    Robin Williams of The Science Show decided it would be really good to do a show about the comedy of climate change.

    For some real comedy it’d be fun to ask Robin about this story today:

    Al Gore’s Climate Reality? Dismal viewcounts; nobody is watching

    I thought to myself, “how could this be?”. Gore spent millions on a professional set, hired a leggy spokesmodel to emcee, spent huge amounts of money on web advertising, and claimed he had millions of views during the event. And yet, only 166 views of his flagship YouTube interview?

    Well, it’s up to 179 as of this writing, so I guess that’s something. I figure skeptic Tom Nelson’s tweet helped a bit.

    So Gore spends big bucks and gets 166 views. Tom Nelson notices this and mentions it, and generates almost 10% more hits for Big Al. LOL!

    Good luck getting the sheep to part with their hard earned for climate action.

  67. pete m

    Hey Gab,

    Actually I wish I could eat whatever I like, but my system long ago told me dairy and eggs were verboten, so no quiche for me.

    The only thing I truly miss is a nice cheese.

  68. Anne

    Rand Paul, of Trump, “I don’t think we should reward vulgarity.”

    No, any person who offends another must be publicly excoriated, shamed, financially ruined and have his entrails cut out and burned!

  69. srr

    Ant
    #1762414, posted on August 10, 2015 at 7:42 am

    The era of Obama has made it easy to see, if not comprehend, how millions of Germans became full throated supporters of the Nazis, or indifferent to them, or something in between. In any case, they facilitated the horror.

    The Wave


    I might make myself watch the whole 2008 Geldof version, one day, but I can’t help but see what I have of it, as designed to dis-empower the clear message of the original [above link], which was set in a normal school in a normal town with normal people … and shows how even after their lessons (on how normal people rose to back Hitler and all he did), and truly believing they wouldn’t fall for those tactics, in no time, they did, and became just as dangerous …

  70. johanna

    If Rand Paul knows the meaning of the word “vulgarity”, he demonstrates that he is a snob who does not deserve to represent millions of vulgar Americans. If he does not know what it means, ditto.

    Bill Clinton, for all his many faults, knew exactly what it meant (being a vulgarian himself) and translated it into votes. It’s called the common touch, and is very hard to fake. It has nothing to do with how rich or poor you are.

    The GOP hasn’t managed to come up with anyone like that since Reagan. Like the ALP with its unionists, there seems to be a systemic problem there.

  71. Aldrydd

    May I please have some Cat advice from those who are better wordsmiths than myself. I was recently sent a picture of a dog urinating on a photo of Tony Abbott, and replied to the sender that I thought it was beneath them to distribute nonsense like this. Their reply was that they don’t see why… I personally wouldn’t care what political persuasion the photo of the person was, but I think the whole idea of finding it amusing that someone would teach a dog to relieve itself on someone’s photo to be purile. Any ideas on the best way to frame my argument?

    Thanks in advance

  72. Delta A

    Surprising to find on page 5 of The Australian a full page advertisement opposing homosexual ‘marriage’.

    For those who don’t subscribe to the Oz:

    It’s Not. Marriage.

    All relationships matter, but not all relationships are Marriage.

    Find. Another. Word.

    The ad includes various snippets, including quotes from adults who grew up in ‘loving lesbian relationships’.

    There’s all this talk about equality for women, for gay people, for everybody, but where’s the equality for children when it comes to this? I’m in a position to explain to you the kind of damage it does to a child.

    Authorised by Australian Marriage Forum.

  73. If the principal ingredient of your “quiche” is not spinach, then it is not quiche.

    Whatever you say, Big Gay Mote 😉

    Or should that be Homote? 😀

  74. .

    West Ham beat the Arse.

    I’m in shock and awe.

  75. Anne

    Aldrydd, I would simply reply with this image and the comment-

    ‘Political hatred starts with that and ends with this’.

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qSGfdgztkw8/VR_1GWs5UlI/AAAAAAAAUzs/a7yCd3kwb0Y/s1600/holocaust-bodies-mass-grave.jpg

  76. .

    Aldrydd

    #1762447, posted on August 10, 2015 at 8:39 am

    May I please have some Cat advice from those who are better wordsmiths than myself. I was recently sent a picture of a dog urinating on a photo of Tony Abbott, and replied to the sender that I thought it was beneath them to distribute nonsense like this. Their reply was that they don’t see why… I personally wouldn’t care what political persuasion the photo of the person was, but I think the whole idea of finding it amusing that someone would teach a dog to relieve itself on someone’s photo to be purile. Any ideas on the best way to frame my argument?

    Thanks in advance

    Tell them you don’t care much for Abbott and you really wouldn’t care which MP was being pissed on, but they’re an idiot (nicely) and most of this shit comes from paid trolls working from Sussex St. Ask them if they aren’t a member of the ALP, why they care so much and are basically doing unpaid work for the ALP…

    They’re not making any clever allegory. It is just spite.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks for the link Bruce but for the life of me I’m trying to imagine why a nursing home would have alpacas.
    “Bill and Ben are there for the elderly residents to enjoy …”
    Unless it’s between two buns with sauce I fail to see how residents would enjoy an alpaca.

    Taller New Zealand chaps might beg to differ.

  78. .

    A good point Anne but you can’t come on too strong.

  79. incoherent rambler

    We cannot afford to have a tax burden that stifles growth and costs jobs,” Mr Hockey writes in The Australian today

    Then he should consider reducing the GST to 5%

  80. .

    There is no comparison between abortion and gay marriage, or any caselaw that allows for them. What an absurdity.

  81. Delta A

    Another quote from an adult child of a ‘loving, lesbian couple’:

    Our cultural narrative becomes one that tells children that they have no right to the natural family structure or their biological parents, but that children simply exist for the satisfaction of adult desires.

    The ad alone is worth the cost of today’s Oz.

  82. His favourite person to be eaten was … Tony Abbott. Can you bear it?

    Hahaha! He’s soooo funny!!!

    Seriously, I’ve heard more wit from three year olds. Surely it’s a curse to be an unfunny clown?

  83. Aldrydd

    Thanks Anne & Dot – most appreciated 🙂

  84. .

    But here we had Rod Quantock making lame jokes about cannibalism that would become necessary (for some reason) because of climate change. His favourite person to be eaten was … Tony Abbott. Can you bear it?

    I think Captain Snooze has been left out in the sun too long, seriously believes what he says and needs some Clonazepam and Thorazine.

  85. C.L.

    The ABC claims a man gave birth:

    Melbourne transgender man says he is ‘blessed’ to have become pregnant and given birth.

    Melbourne man AJ Kearns says he is just an ordinary father living in the suburbs with his two young children. But there are many who would disagree.

    At 41, he is a transgender man who chose to become pregnant and have a baby.

    Having lived as a man for three years, Mr Kearns postponed his physical transition to take the highly unusual step of falling pregnant.

    “So even though I knew I was a man and was quite comfortable with the fact that I was transgendered I had to put the physical transition on hold whilst I gave birth,” Mr Kearns told Australian Story.

  86. Taller New Zealand chaps might beg to differ.

    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

    You’re terrible, Leigh.

  87. The ABC claims a man gave birth:

    I’ll believe it is actually a man when I see footage of her giving birth through the penis.

  88. Nic

    Aldrydd,
    People should respect the office and position of PM, irrespective of who they are. Does the sender condone you replying one day with a similar urine drenched pic of PM Pliebersek?

  89. C.L.

    Daily Life finally weighs in: fully supports Planned Parenthood’s baby parts business.

    One of the more disturbing aspects of current US presidential campaigning (and let’s face it, there’s a lot to be disturbed by) is how women’s health is being deployed as a wedge issue.

    Anti-abortion zealots have recently ramped up their toxic campaigning against Planned Parenthood, the non-profit women’s health provider

  90. blogstrop

    News Flash: West Ham to be renamed to avoid giving offence to easily upset minority. /sarc

  91. johanna

    P T Barnum must be wishing from the great Circus in the Sky that he was still alive.

    His Bearded Lady was but a poofteenth of the marketing opportunities around today. As he knew, people will believe anything, but the magnification of the Bearded Lady into multi-million dollar industries, supported by the commentariat, would have left even P T gobsmacked.

  92. srr

    Surprising to find on page 5 of The Australian a full page advertisement opposing homosexual ‘marriage’.

    For those who don’t subscribe to the Oz:

    It’s Not. Marriage.

    All relationships matter, but not all relationships are Marriage.
    Find. Another. Word.

    The ad includes various snippets, including quotes from adults who grew up in ‘loving lesbian relationships’.

    There’s all this talk about equality for women, for gay people, for everybody, but where’s the equality for children when it comes to this? I’m in a position to explain to you the kind of damage it does to a child.

    Authorised by Australian Marriage Forum.

    Surprising would be if they did a Featured Investigation into the child victims of the, Babies Made and Sold, Industries.

    Remember, a great deal of voters weren’t yet born when public debate first raged over the budding IVF and Surrogacy Industry; when everyone was reassured it was only modern science helping normal married couples become normal happy families …

  93. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    All said in fun, hey?
    Just a bit of banter, hey?

    “Net whore”. All your own words, O Charming One.

    Da Hairy Irish Ape has been protecting my honour around here for years.
    Get used to it, you crypto-feminist-Commo.

  94. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    “So even though I knew I was a man and was quite comfortable with the fact that I was transgendered I had to put the physical transition on hold whilst I gave birth,” Mr Kearns told Australian Story.

    Headcase.

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Obama’s off on his golfing holiday – the USA will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan without its commander in chief

    From over on Michael Smith. F.M.D.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    News Flash: West Ham to be renamed to avoid giving offence to easily upset minority. /

    Henceforth to be known as “Bacon Butty United”.
    No?

  97. Aldrydd

    Very true Nic, I shall put in my reply the question of whether she would find a similar picture of Ms P to be funny or mysoginistic, if she would find a similar pic of Goods or Mundine to be funny or racist…. But hey, I’m sure those would be different because, shut up 😉

  98. A Lurker

    Aldrydd, I would simply reply with this image and the comment-
    ‘Political hatred starts with that and ends with this’.

    +1
    Don’t beat around the bush. Show them where stuff like that will lead. Show them the consequences of their supposed cleverness. The reason why there is so much crap like that on social media, is that people just ignore it and don’t challenge it.

    Challenge it always.

  99. srr

    That public debate we had decades ago …

    Another quote from an adult child of a ‘loving, lesbian couple’:

    Our cultural narrative becomes one that tells children that they have no right to the natural family structure or their biological parents, but that children simply exist for the satisfaction of adult desires.

    The ad alone is worth the cost of today’s Oz.

    … anyone who raised that concern, that has come to pass, became the publicly vilified, “anti-science loons and religious nutters” … sad that the same scum still use that tactic successfully today …

  100. Obama’s off on his golfing holiday – the USA will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan without its commander in chief

    This is the same Obama who “honours” his grandfather’s WWII service & stuff like that?

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Johanna, running away from home for a while sounds like a good idea. 🙂
    Any update you can provide on the TURC is always helpful, but others can fill in for you.
    Mostly without the same panache, of course.

  102. pete m

    Military anniversaries:

    It seems a day or week cannot go past without some important military anniversary which folks demand everyone be reminded of and commemorate.

    I find it a little OTT.

    We have Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

    US has Memorial Day.

    These days are important. The rest don’t need special commemoration, in my view.

    Why is the anniversary of some ship being sunk more important than some other ship being sunk? For those with a personal connection I get it. By all means have a ceremony at the cenotaph / memorial of choice.

    We had a go at the cricketers for over memorialising. I think military anniversaries are heading there too.

  103. Geriatric Mayfly

    Stay tuned Johanna. I see that Rita Mallia is on the witness list. She showed she has form, last time she was in the box. I wonder what new stuff they have on her.

  104. srr

    . [Dot]
    #1762463, posted on August 10, 2015 at 8:54 am

    There is no comparison between abortion and gay marriage, or any caselaw that allows for them. What an absurdity.

    hey Dot, how many, “excess and unwanted” babies are aborted by homosexuals renting poor women’s bodies to grow the babies they want to buy?

  105. Geriatric Mayfly

    The 2038 Grand Final over at Tim Blair’s is a hoot.

  106. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Our cultural narrative becomes one that tells children that they have no right to the natural family structure or their biological parents, but that children simply exist for the satisfaction of adult desires.

    Liberty Quote. Can be fully attributed to ‘child of a gay couple’ for extra veracity.

  107. goatjam

    Surprising to find on page 5 of The Australian a full page advertisement opposing homosexual ‘marriage’.

    That’s the group that the student activists at TEN and 7 refused to run ads for.

    Revenue? Pah! Screw the shareholders, we’ve got socialist agitating to do! Fuckers.

    I hope both those networks go bankrupt, I really do.

  108. Struth

    Marriage is about starting a family.
    The family unit is a strong force against socialism.
    That is why this has nothing to do with the rights of gays but the breakdown of society and creating more broken relationships and state dependency.
    They must attack the Christian founded society at every level to do this.
    They know this.
    The true evil is the active hard line left within a country.
    The dumbed down lefty followers are the ones who need their eyes open to this

  109. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It seems a day or week cannot go past without some important military anniversary which folks demand everyone be reminded of and commemorate.

    Meeeeh – I would have thought the seventieth anniversary of the ending of one of the most destructive wars ever fought would have ranked above the Commander In Chief’s golf holiday, but maybe I’m just oldfashioned.

  110. Andrew

    Abbott yet again picks the losing man for speaker

  111. A Lurker

    Just came through my FB newsfeed…

    Tony Smith has won the selection by the Liberal party room to be put forward as the new Speaker.

    Hmm, don’t know much about him. Is he a Wet or a Dry?

  112. srr

    🙂

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #1762485, posted on August 10, 2015 at 9:15 am

    All said in fun, hey?
    Just a bit of banter, hey?

    “Net whore”. All your own words, O Charming One.

    Da Hairy Irish Ape has been protecting my honour around here for years.
    Get used to it, you crypto-feminist-Commo.

    All Dot’s own game … selective editing, miss-‘quoting’, verballing, lying and continuing with the pathetically desperate ‘commo’ tag.

    I’m lovin’ it … fry that ham … flip and order that burger …

    btw, it’s not me who gangs up with others to bully individuals into presenting, speaking, thinking and believing what they’re told present, say, think and believe.

    That’s you and the rest of the fascists happy to boast of being on Dot’s ‘Approved Persons List’.

  113. johanna

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #1762496, posted on August 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Johanna, running away from home for a while sounds like a good idea. 🙂
    Any update you can provide on the TURC is always helpful, but others can fill in for you.
    Mostly without the same panache, of course.

    Lizzie, it is almost axiomatic that people who care about “the environment” in the abstract have not a jot of concern about it in its concrete form. So, bird and bat choppers which despoil the best views in Scotland matter not at all. Covering land with stupid solar arrays, which prevents productive use and can attract birds to their fried deaths, doesn’t matter either.

    The rich hippie who owns the block over the road has repeatedly harangued me about how her rammed earth house is about caring for the environment. After the laying of a massive concrete slab, we are now in for weeks of deafening noise and diesel fumes.

    Just like Hillary Clinton boarding her private jet after lecturing about “climate change.”

    It seems to go with the territory.

  114. .

    All Dot’s own game … selective editing, miss-’quoting’, verballing, lying and continuing with the pathetically desperate ‘commo’ tag.

    No, I don’t do any of that. Usually those sorts of allegations are made when someone is bereft of an argument.

    You took credit for something I wrote and linked to.

    I mean this sincerely. Please take a break from blogging. You don’t even know what is going on, or what you have done or have not done.

    I hope you are being looked after.

    Take care.

  115. srr

    Obama’s off on his golfing holiday – the USA will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan without its commander in chief

    Remember during Our Official Bombing of Darwin Commemoration,
    when The Governor General Quentin Bryce and Prime Minister Julia Gillard,
    giggled and chit chatted with each other, During The Minute Silence.

  116. Leigh Lowe

    The 2038 Grand Final over at Tim Blair’s is a hoot.

    Some of the basket-weaving hippie references are gold … no spoilers here, but I loved the replacements for the umpire’s whistle and the timekeeper’s siren.

  117. Andrew

    Hmm, don’t know much about him. Is he a Wet or a Dry?

    Definitely a dry. Worked for Costello and the IPA.

  118. johanna

    I should add that my neighbours are not impressed, either. One has a two year old who is meant to have a nap in the afternoon. The other side is a grandma who usually puts her kids’ toddlers down for a nap as well. Quite impossible.

    But, “the environment,” so everyone must make sacrifices, except the owner, who is currently living well away from the noise and fumes.

  119. Infidel Tiger

    Tony Smith should be a minister not slumming it as Speaker.

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    About now Credlin is telling Smith if he’s hid any easter eggs in his past she’ll rip his bloody arms off.

    The Libs could do without more gimme headlines to the ABC.

  121. Andrew

    Tony Smith should be a minister not slumming it as Speaker.

    Agreed, Abbott shunned him quite badly after Smith resigned to get rid of Turnbull.

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Remember during Our Official Bombing of Darwin Commemoration,
    when The Governor General Quentin Bryce and Prime Minister Julia Gillard,
    giggled and chit chatted with each other, During The Minute Silence.

    For my money, it just showed what both the silly witches thought of others sacrifices.

  123. Anne

    Alan Jones interviews Professor Ian Plimer on Ideological Energy.

    Plimer, with his usual sarcastic humour comes in at about 8.40 mins.

    “Shorten’s waving his arms about waiting for everyone to cheer.”

    “To reach a 50% target Solar Power you’d need an area two and a half times the area of Australia.”

    http://webstore.2gb.com.s3.amazonaws.com/audio/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/201508/10-alan-jones—professor-ian-plime.mp3

  124. Andrew

    Wow, Bronny looks angry.

  125. C.L.

    At Daily Life on the same day, condemnation for Donald Trump’s “blood” comment and support for Planned Parenthood’s butchery of babies.

  126. .

    Maybe you’re right Struth, but it is a dumb strategy. To presume all gays, indeed all gays or straights who are for, or inadvertently support socialism, seems preposterous.

    As for the value of the strategy, I see two flaws. 1. Numbers. 2. A lack of relevance.

    C.L. reckons less than 1% of the population is gay.

    How are they going to stop me wanting a family? As a young man, the hideous family law and family law courts that operate in the west make me think twice. Gays? Who want to get married? They just look like more suckers future clients when I get my practising certificate.

    Two gays enjoying carnal delights and calling each other “dear husband” doesn’t make women less attractive to me, let alone, stop my personal revulsion of having relations with another man.

  127. Infidel Tiger

    You can already tell Smith is far more competent than that larcenous old boiler.

    Is she in prison yet? If not, why not?

  128. Old School Conservative

    The Beer Whisperer
    #1762474, posted on August 10, 2015 at 9:06 am
    The ABC claims a man gave birth:
    I’ll believe it is actually a man when I see footage of her giving birth through the penis.

    Now that’s really tears in the eye stuff.

  129. C.L.

    LOL. I like this bloke:

    ‘Working class’ dad starts crowdfunding campaign inviting politicians to pay for family trip to Uluru.

    A “working class” dad has started a crowdfunding campaign inviting politicians to pay for a family trip to Uluru following outrage over taxpayer-funded travel for Australian MPs.

    Stephen Callaghan from Blue Haven, NSW, said he set up Please Pay For My Kids’ Holiday on Go Fund Me because he was “angry” about travel claims made for the families of Education Minister Christopher Pyne, Labor frontbencher Tony Burke and Treasurer Joe Hockey.

  130. Infidel Tiger

    Chris Pyne must be replaced pronto.

    The prissy little sook’s position is now untenable.

  131. Fleeced

    Speaking of food (well, we were 12 hours ago,) this vegan meat thing will probably take off – it’s vegetables which bleed. Apparently, that was the secret to getting it to take like meat – infusing it with fake blood.

    Can’t say I find the notion that appealing… Google reportedly wanted to buy this mob out for a few hundred million, but were rejected. I suppose on the upside, it could initially drive cost of real meat down, but I suspect the do gooders and rent seekers would eventually see real meat banned.

    We live in interesting times.

  132. H B Bear

    Definitely a dry. Worked for Costello and the IPA.

    No wonder the Liberals don’t want to have anything to do with him. How on earth did he win pre-selection?

  133. Crossie

    Tony Smith should be a minister not slumming it as Speaker.

    Agreed, Abbott shunned him quite badly after Smith resigned to get rid of Turnbull.

    And he’s just had one little revenge by stating that he has friends on the other side. Funny how the other side never has any friends on the Coalition side.

  134. Crossie

    Chris Pyne must be replaced pronto.

    The prissy little sook’s position is now untenable.

    What position?

  135. srr

    Oh look, the liar lies –

    . [Dot]
    #1762513, posted on August 10, 2015 at 9:57 am

    All Dot’s own game … selective editing, miss-’quoting’, verballing, lying and continuing with the pathetically desperate ‘commo’ tag.

    No, I don’t do any of that. Usually those sorts of allegations are made when someone is bereft of an argument.

    You took credit for something I wrote and linked to.

    I mean this sincerely. Please take a break from blogging. You don’t even know what is going on, or what you have done or have not done.

    I hope you are being looked after.

    Take care.

    hey Dot, are you taking credit for my quoted words, in your post I’ve just quoted?

    I don’t think you are. I don’t think anyone would think so.

    But I tell you what, when that lie is the only one left in your deceptive bag of lies to trick with, I’d say you should give up blogging for a while … visit all your basement friends, take them some healthy food … 😆

  136. hzhousewife

    The turc room is as full as I’ve ever seen it, more lawyers than ……
    Sarah Mc ready to roll.

  137. Old School Conservative

    It goes to show that the left have won the war against decency when the phrase “womens’ health” means “abortion” to most of today’s men and women. It doesn’t mean safety from infection or diseases; it doesn’t mean learning how to NOT fall pregnant; it doesn’t mean the ability to lead a long, pain free life.

    “Womens’ health” is a phrase most people now automatically assume means the legal right for women to use the murder of unborn babies as a contraceptive device.

  138. C.L.

    C.L. reckons less than 1% of the population is gay.

    The CDC – not CL – states as statistical fact that the homosexual population is 1.6 percent.
    The percentage with asthma is 8.0 percent (CDC).
    It makes no sense to cave in to the gay lobby.
    Hardly anybody is homosexual and nobody really gives a shit about their ideological views.

  139. johanna

    Pissy Chryne (as he used to be called on VizNews) is an unreliable flake.

  140. C.L.

    Despite my gender escalation preference, an impressive Tony Smith seemed to ‘become’ Speaker immediately.

  141. Infidel Tiger

    The prissy little sook’s position is now untenable.

    What position?

    Leader of the House.

    He’s still spitting the dummy about Bronny and The Entitlements.

  142. Andrew

    Smith is also a strong and vocal supporter of voluntary voting as well which is another positive along with VSU.

  143. .

    Please srr.

    I wrote something, Mick thought it was you, you were gracious in claiming credit. Notafan did point out that I had in fact, written the comment and posted the link.

    If you can’t tell what you have and haven’t written – god knows how you get by each day.

    “The list” isn’t me condemning anyone. It is a list of people you have treated as persona non grata. It’s not me, it’s you.

  144. Fleeced

    What’s Pyne done now? I missed it.

  145. Delta A

    More from the Oz ad:

    Another child from a ‘loving, lesbian relationship’:

    A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. Same sex marriage withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn’t matter. That it’s all the same. But it’s not.

    We’ve heard the progressives repeatedly assuring everyone that children raised in homosexual relationships are as well off – if not better – than those in traditional families. When will someone speak up for these children? And my final quote from the ad:

    A policy for gay “marriage” will overturn state laws that stop two men adopting or creating a baby by surrogacy. So gay “marriage” means an increase in motherless children.

    Which future Prime Minister will have to apologise to the Motherless Generation?

  146. Infidel Tiger

    Nutcase and accomplice in murder Rosie Batty giving a bizarre press conference where she is blaming nuns for telling her she is “possessed by the devil”.

    She wants education programs from Kindergarten and up advising boys not to bash girls.

    She’s clearly unwell.

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    this vegan meat thing will probably take off – it’s vegetables which bleed.

    Fleeced – Sell the idea to Google and you’ll be rich.

    Google tried to buy a meatless burger company (and was rejected)

  148. srr

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #1762508, posted on August 10, 2015 at 9:48 am

    It seems a day or week cannot go past without some important military anniversary which folks demand everyone be reminded of and commemorate.

    Meeeeh – I would have thought the seventieth anniversary of the ending of one of the most destructive wars ever fought would have ranked above the Commander In Chief’s golf holiday, but maybe I’m just oldfashioned.

    And I thank God for the old fashioned … but then, I’m really old fashioned 🙂

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops -Sorry Fleeced I should’ve read all your post. Its the same guys. Snap.

  150. Tom

    First story on ABC Newsradio early bulletin was ritual LNP Lambasting and Bronnie Bashing. Second was climate crap from the Climate Institute.
    When will the Libs work it out?

    This push poll by the headless banshees at the Climate Institute was also the early morning Abbott gotcha lead at ShakeMyHamas:

    About two in three Australians say the Abbott government should take climate change more seriously and even more believe coal-fired power will eventually be supplanted, indicating a potential voter backlash if the Coalition adopts facile emissions targets and continues its perceived attacks on renewable energy.

    The research by the independent Climate Institute…

    It was Propaganda 101:

    The Galaxy poll also shows two-thirds (65%) think impact of climate change is a little (43%), not very much (15%) or not at all (7%).

    Only 31% think humans are the main cause of climate change.

    Only 30% of people agree or strongly agree that climate change is occurring. More (35%) are uncommitted.

    But the incessant climate hysteria from the Fucktard Media Industrial Complex is working. Only 8% nominate coal (3%) and gas (5%) as their preferred energy source, even though coal (73%) and gas (16%) make up almost all of our current electricity production. The public’s favourite sources of energy, solar (nominated by 51%) and wind (16%) don’t even register is significant sources. The Climate Institute’s push poll didn’t ask about the popularity of soaring electricity prices caused by the billion-dollar RET subsidies, which the Senate scum has forced on Australia.

    Even the graphs and extracts that accompanied by the poll are full of lies and misrepresentations. This graph says it shows most people believe humans are causing climate change when it shows only that most believe climate change is occurring. It also shows only 41% believe humans are mainly to blame for climate change and the number who think humans are partly responsible has fallen to 48%.

    The questions and answers in full to the annual Climate Institute poll are here and here.

  151. Fleeced

    Google tried to buy a meatless burger company (and was rejected)

    I believe that’s the same company’s product I linked to. Apparently they’re doing better than the opposition with their fake blood flavour. LOL.

    They were offered hundreds of millions, but believe they’re worth billions. That’s some confidence.

  152. .

    Okay srr you get a pass if you tell us all who else on the blog is one of my pseudonyms.

    No declarations, we can all just assume you’re a bullshit artist bereft of argument who is polluting the forum with disjointed drivel, Chinese Communist party news and cannot handle rejection of their ideas.

  153. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    You don’t even know what is going on, or what you have done or have not done.

    +1

    Like trying to discuss reality with my Sainted Mother in the times when her preferred head covering was a tea-cosy. srr can do and say what he/she likes. By their works etc …. Scrolling from now on.

  154. srr

    Tony Smith should be a minister not slumming it as Speaker.

    Agreed, Abbott shunned him quite badly after Smith resigned to get rid of Turnbull.

    … or … did Abbott file him safely away, until … 😉

  155. .

    That vegan burger dude’s ideas about animal farming are utter crap but one day people might find animal slaughtering taboo outside of survival…

    Not really. This is cultural bias from those who get their protein from land. If you can’t make blue fin tuna meat, this won’t get too far.

  156. Leigh Lowe

    Nutcase and accomplice in murder Rosie Batty giving a bizarre press conference where she is blaming nuns for telling her she is “possessed by the devil”.
    She wants education programs from Kindergarten and up advising boys not to bash girls.
    She’s clearly unwell.

    Maybe she has also been assaulted by Duncan Fearnley a couple of times along the way.

  157. srr

    Remember during Our Official Bombing of Darwin Commemoration,
    when The Governor General Quentin Bryce and Prime Minister Julia Gillard,
    giggled and chit chatted with each other, During The Minute Silence.

    For my money, it just showed what both the silly witches thought of others sacrifices.

    It also flushed a lot of other witches who got offended at those who were offended by The Female GG and Female PM spitting on The Nation they headed, and all who have sacrificed for Her.

  158. Arky

    Over at News, Matthew Hayden is quoted as follows:
    ..

    That’s the importance of having families around you. Yes, the group does segregate a bit because the women and children take priority at times. But they also understand when you need to focus on cricket or to sleep — there were occasions when my wife slept in the bathroom of a hotel to make sure I got a good night sleep.

    ..
    Class act.
    Trim those fucking eyebrows and get yourself a surname.

  159. pete m

    Why is the 70th anniversary more important than the 69th?

    Is there a list where all the important dates are so we can all ensure we are not on holidays or have other engagements?

    thanks

  160. .

    I know I’ve mentioned this before but did anyone see the woman who wants to sue the Catholic Church 46 years after she said she was abused?

    I just don’t see how you can make a legitimate claim under the Limitations Act.

  161. dover_beach

    There is no comparison between abortion and gay marriage, or any caselaw that allows for them. What an absurdity .

    The fact that neither has any basis in American law suggests at least one; there are more.

  162. Bruce of Newcastle

    That vegan burger dude’s ideas about animal farming are utter crap but one day people might find animal slaughtering taboo outside of survival…

    I wonder what the vegan lefties think of muslims buying a sheep then cutting its throat in the carpark.

    I doubt you’d get the RoP to go vegan anytime soon.

  163. Fleeced

    That vegan burger dude’s ideas about animal farming are utter crap but one day people might find animal slaughtering taboo outside of survival…

    Yes, he started out at the beginning talking about sustainability and crap and I almost switched off. He did say later that they had to have a product that needed to “compete” with meat and actually be desired by consumers – but I fear it will be more of a rent seeking approach.

    I’m also curious about the manufacturing process – e.g., if prions get into the production line, will it effect the whole batch? Anyway, I think fake meat is probably inevitable at some point. Even if you don’t buy it directly, it will be used to pad out all your pre-prepared products (meat pies, lasagne, sausages, etc)… not sure how much “real meat” those things have to begin with, so in those cases, it might actually seem an improvement.

  164. .

    Yes well that is like saying Wickard v Filburn is comparable to abortion.

  165. hzhousewife

    Over at News, Matthew Hayden is quoted as follows:
    ..

    That’s the importance of having families around you. Yes, the group does segregate a bit because the women and children take priority at times. But they also understand when you need to focus on cricket or to sleep — there were occasions when my wife slept in the bathroom of a hotel to make sure I got a good night sleep.

    Poor buggers don’t get paid enough for her to have a separate room then?

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why is the 70th anniversary more important than the 69th?

    My understanding is that, after a certain qualifying period, anniversaries like this are commemorated every ten years.

    My question still is – the seventieth anniversary of the end of one of the most destructive wars ever fought, and the Commander in Chief of the forces of one of the nations that did most to end that war goes playing golf?

  167. Andrew

    If only Speaker Boehner was sacked.

  168. dover_beach

    At Daily Life on the same day, condemnation for Donald Trump’s “blood” comment and support for Planned Parenthood’s butchery of babies.

    So not a single murmur of even the slightest second thought at children being objectified, killed, and traded commercially as parts? Is there nothing these slags will not countenance?

  169. dover_beach

    Dot, I think you need to learn the difference between identical and comparable.

  170. .

    I have consistently referred to comparisons. You need to be more regular, DB.

  171. Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by his rivals of trying to “turn back the clock” to the 1970s after suggesting that he would reinstate Clause IV, Labour’s historic commitment to the public ownership of industry.

    Wonderful. Now watch the country come to a halt while business waits to see if this lunatic survives to become the next PM.

  172. C.L.

    Matthew Parris in The Australian:

    If Edward Heath was a child abuser, I’m an aardvark.

    The whole story, the whole Top People’s Ped0ph1le Ring business, is cartwheeling, capering nonsense …

    I said many weeks ago that the fantastical claims of masonic Tory sex abuse appeared to be borrowed from themes in Robert Downey Jr’s first Sherlock Holmes film.

    What we now see, increasingly, are “historical sex abuse” charges being made for political and ideological purposes – their utility being that they are reputationally devastating despite being totally unprovable.

    In the UK, such charges also serve the purpose of distracting attention away from the left’s support for Muslim rape gangs and its emphatic support for the ‘right’ to molest children – which was a feature of the European left’s ‘reform’ agenda in the 1970s.

  173. Bruce of Newcastle

    Anyway, I think fake meat is probably inevitable at some point.

    Already whole aisles of the stuff in the supermarkets.

    I love lefties, they leave so much for the rest of us. And if you think I’m being callous there was this article a week or so ago.

    Plants send out stress signals just like animals, scientists find

    Every time a vegan bites a vegetable it screams.

  174. srr

    . [Dot]
    #1762554, posted on August 10, 2015 at 10:37 am
    Please srr.

    I wrote something, Mick thought it was you, you were gracious in claiming credit. Notafan did point out that I had in fact, written the comment and posted the link.

    If you can’t tell what you have and haven’t written – god knows how you get by each day.

    “The list” isn’t me condemning anyone. It is a list of people you have treated as persona non grata. It’s not me, it’s you.

    Please Dot.

    Mick replied to post of mine that began with a quote from you.

    notafan felt the need to point out you first posted the link I posted further on, that Mick replied to.

    I don’t believe Mick was any more confused about who said what first, than I was, particularly as his post began with stating he checked source. I could be wrong, but going by what Mick’s reply contained, like that it was a reply to my reply to your post … see how silly this latest method of smearing you’re trying, is?

    Now, how about you show some good will and address the content of that Kangaroo Court post that you left out. You know, the really juicy and enlightening [on the tactics of The Left] bulk of that post. 😉

  175. srr

    What’s Pyne done now? I missed it.

    He’s the new Speaker’s oldest besty in Parliment. 😆

  176. Arky

    As the Hitchhiker’s guide states, the most ethical way to source meat is from animals that are breed to want to be eaten, and able to express that desire.
    Given that is probably impossible, the next best thing is to get people to donate their meat.
    As the process to rend people down for their organs, eyeballs, bones, joints and skin is already in place, it seems a small matter to ensure the meat component is retrieved for consumption.
    The only downside being that as the bowels and eyeballs are already required for transplants we may have a shortage of sausages.

  177. dover_beach

    I have consistently referred to comparisons. You need to be more regular, DB.

    Yes, that is precisely your confusion. It would be absurd if we thought them identical, but it is reasonable to compare them.

  178. goatjam

    FFS, give the bloody emoticons a rest ssr. You don’t need one on every single post.

    It makes them look like they are posts to facebook by a pre-teen girl. I scroll on past them.

  179. H B Bear

    Nutcase and accomplice in murder Rosie Batty giving a bizarre press conference where she is blaming nuns for telling her she is “possessed by the devil”.

    There has never been a time in history where people have been more generously rewarded for their lunacy.

  180. dover_beach

    What we now see, increasingly, are “historical sex abuse” charges being made for political and ideological purposes

    It is slur and libel against ‘the past’. It’s the Black Legend writ large.

  181. srr

    Nutcase and accomplice in murder Rosie Batty giving a bizarre press conference where she is blaming nuns for telling her she is “possessed by the devil”.

    She wants education programs from Kindergarten and up advising boys not to bash girls.

    She’s clearly unwell.

    I think you’re being too kind.

    Her interpretation of what she says nun’s said, is probably closer to the truth.

    The only difference between that woman now and before she got her son murdered, is that now she’s happy, rich, famous and untouchable.

  182. Fleeced

    Wonderful. Now watch the country come to a halt while business waits to see if this lunatic survives to become the next PM.

    He’s also vowed to reopen coal mines. He’s an old-school Labour man.

    LOL. It’s a funny old world.

  183. .

    So now telling someone they shouldn’t take credit for something they didn’t write is smearing?

    Enjoy your delusions srr.

  184. goatjam

    The only difference between that woman now and before she got her son murdered, is that now she’s happy, rich, famous and untouchable.

    +1

    She’s done very well out of the death of her son. It’s quite revolting really.

  185. Leigh Lowe

    FFS, give the bloody emoticons a rest ssr. 🙁 You don’t need one on every single post. 😉
    It makes them look like they are posts to facebook by a pre-teen girl. I scroll on past them. 🙂

  186. Rand Paul, of Trump, “I don’t think we should reward vulgarity.”

    We’ll reward whoever the hell we want to, Nanny.

  187. Arky

    I note that on am radio every second advert is for some form of environmentally friendly funeral.
    I guess the hippy dead shit boomers are suckers for this garbage.
    What could be more environmentally friendly than having a service for your boomer grandparent where there is no need for a coffin or burning, burying or flinging into space anything?
    And afterwards at the wake having a few nibbles of granny’s donated meat party pies.
    It is more dignified than just tipping dead boomers onto a dung heap.

  188. Nic

    Nutcase and accomplice in murder Rosie Batty giving a bizarre press conference where she is blaming nuns for telling her she is “possessed by the devil”.

    Batty by name and nature.

  189. Leigh Lowe

    He’s also vowed to reopen coal mines. He’s an old-school Labour man.

    That will make green-lefty heads explode.
    They loved to show the “solidarity wiv the wukkers” cred by backing Arfur against Maggie.
    But coal bad.
    But coal wukkers good (I saw Billy Elliot six times).
    What to doooo?
    Maybe we could employ coal-miners to simulate coal mining for cultural and societal reasons, without actualy digging up any of the horrid stuff.

  190. but I think the whole idea of finding it amusing that someone would teach a dog to relieve itself on someone’s photo to be purile. Any ideas on the best way to frame my argument?

    Aldryyd, send them back a photo of a rat humping a picture of Julia Gillard.
    In this case, escalation is the apropriate strategy.

  191. Leigh Lowe

    This bipolar disorder is starting to give me the shits … or maybe not …
    🙂
    🙁
    🙂
    🙁
    🙂
    🙁
    🙂
    🙁

  192. Arky

    The emoticons are the only parts I read in some posts.

  193. john constantine

    Their poor old rose batty seems to be displaying behaviour very similar to some overwhelmed and anxious werebats that i know, that end up so heavily medicated that the bad decisions come in a cascade, and their ability to judge the consequences of blurting out whatever feelings are sitting on the tip of their tongue just goes walkabout.

    Prozac nation, will their ever be another Australian of the year not medicated into their progressive groupthink?.

  194. hzhousewife

    turc : Brian Seidler, Master Builders representative, giving clear and coherent answers, he clearly is a whole several tiers of education above any earlier witnesses.

  195. srr

    . [Dot]
    #1762564, posted on August 10, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Okay srr you get a pass if you tell us all who else on the blog is one of my pseudonyms.

    No declarations, we can all just assume you’re a bullshit artist bereft of argument who is polluting the forum with disjointed drivel, Chinese Communist party news and cannot handle rejection of their ideas.

    What the hell my knowing ‘JC’ said he had ‘Frank Walker of National Tiles’ before ‘Dot’, has to do with ‘Dot’ and JC et al changing my name of “srr” to “USSR”, in order to keep pushing all their other lies,who knows?

    Who cares?

    We have women and men making a killing out of killing babies for financial advantage, attacking everyone who doesn’t think that’s healthy for humanity.

    Yet somehow, Dot thinks it more important to invent more lies to justify not admonishing a cat for threatening another cat, they claim to believe is a woman, with violence from a big hairy thug.

    That’s just so … so … Nurses Union and CFMEU … you know, priorities and proportions as out of whack as their minds and hearts.

  196. Fleeced

    Prozac nation, will their ever be another Australian of the year not medicated into their progressive groupthink?

    After Goodes and Batty, it’s obvious that Australian of the Year is now for Victim of the Year.

    Based on my understanding of Victim Poker, the next AotY either has to be a muslim, or Cecil the Lion. You heard it here first!

  197. Nic

    Blair’s piece is hilarious, “Wait! The umpire has sounded her flute”, Im still laughing.

  198. john constantine

    Loved Tim Blairs vision of the ultimate destination of their afl.

    One suggestion i would make about the Blair line that:

    ” You can recreate the experience of a wintry afl match by simply standing in the rain and reading the guardian”.

    It won’t be long until an individual will not be trusted to read the guardian on their own, as they may well misinterpret some passages. In future, it will be possible for the proles to have the full afl experience by standing in the rain while the guardian is read to them over a loudspeaker and the good and great supervise them from warm dry corporate boxes, monitoring them for any dissension.Toss in council bin inspectors moving through the crowd, liberating any potentially misusable items like cash money, jewellery or gold teeth, and we have their afl, as distilled down to it’s primary progressive essence.

  199. Nic

    Hmm Fleeced, how about Cecile De Lion, a transgendered animal rights activist who identifies as an Aborigine?

  200. .

    What the hell my knowing ‘JC’ said he had ‘Frank Walker of National Tiles’ before ‘Dot’, has to do with ‘Dot’ and JC et al changing my name of “srr” to “USSR”, in order to keep pushing all their other lies,who knows?

    Sweetie pie.

    JC and myself are not the same person.

    The idea that you link either of us to the CFMEU is bizarre and hilarious.

    Thanks for the laughs. However it is immoral to make fun of the mentally ill.

    Gotta zip! No more interaction with USSR anymore, for reals this time.

  201. srr

    My question still is – the seventieth anniversary of the end of one of the most destructive wars ever fought, and the Commander in Chief of the forces of one of the nations that did most to end that war goes playing golf?

    It’s like the talking through the minutes silence, insult; it’s a sign to separate ‘them’ from normal people, in that all who don’t find anything wrong with the insults, are ‘one of them’ traitorous scum.

  202. srr

    At Daily Life on the same day, condemnation for Donald Trump’s “blood” comment and support for Planned Parenthood’s butchery of babies.

    So not a single murmur of even the slightest second thought at children being objectified, killed, and traded commercially as parts? Is there nothing these slags will not countenance?

    Nothing.

  203. Tom

    Latest from lefty pretend world: after the pretend crackdown on Q&A’s rampant audience stacking and LNP gotchas, a pretend crackdown on Paul Barry’s weekly mad banshee gotcha on Rupert Mudrock:

    After the ABC board signed off on the shift of flagship panel program Q&A to the more rigorously demanding news section of the broadcaster, Diary understands Media Watch could be next.

    At least one ABC board member has serious misgivings about the program’s direction under presenter Paul Barry, saying his tenure has raised serious questions about fairness and balance, calling into question the show’s self-appointed role as the nation’s judge and jury on media standards.

    Barry’s ongoing obsession with News Corp is said to have made some feel uncomfortable, in particular his ability to offer an impartial analysis after publication of the rather plodding book, Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession, which revealed absolutely nothing.

    They never forget it’s their money.

  204. incoherent rambler

    Smith is also a strong and vocal supporter of voluntary voting

    The first thing that would have to change is that the ALP and LNP would have to present candidates worth voting for.

  205. Two gays enjoying carnal delights and calling each other “dear husband” doesn’t make women less attractive to me, let alone, stop my personal revulsion of having relations with another man.

    Dot. I’ve sent the Gestapo around to your place for your transfer to a re-education centre. Please pack a bag. Add vaseline.
    Lots of vaseline.

  206. Geriatric Mayfly

    More theft ( re-appropriation of wukka’s levies) by the CMFEU exposed at the CMFEU this morning. We now have two Parkers on the scene, but I think ol’ Sparkles is still there, lurking in the background, ready to pounce on any stray dollar.

  207. That’s you and the rest of the fascists happy to boast of being on Dot’s ‘Approved Persons List’.

    I don’t get it. Why aren’t I on dots list too?

  208. Fleeced

    Hmm Fleeced, how about Cecile De Lion, a transgendered animal rights activist who identifies as an Aborigine?

    Gotta save something for future years.

    My (genuine) prediction: Next AotY will be a “New Australian” who was an asylum seeker.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle

    I note that on am radio every second advert is for some form of environmentally friendly funeral.

    That’s why I still like* aquamation, which is digesting your beloved using concentrated KOH and oxygen.

    That is why the Froggie kids failed to dissolve the drug dealing lady they murdered. You’d probably need a tonne of acid, which is pricey and noticeable, but hey “Breaking Bad” is real innit?

    * More jobs for chemists is a good thing. Why shouldn’t a chemist be an essential feature of your local funeral parlour?

  210. john constantine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_of_the_Year_Award_recipients

    List of Australian of the Year award winners.

    Trigger warning, exposure to the way the award has bee occupied may lead you to feel that the country is an unflushed comfort station.

  211. srr

    Weired, are TheirABC expecting a bad day for Labor under the new Speaker?

    TheirABC News 24 usually has Question Time as well as ABC2, except that ABC News 24 usually runs 15 minutes longer.

    Now, my TV tells me that instead of Question Time, we’ll be having “ABC News at Noon”, at 14:00 to 15:00?

    It reads –
    12:00 – 13:00 ABC News
    13:00 – 14:00 ABC News With Capital Hill
    14:00 – 15:00 ABC News At Noon
    15:00 – 16:00 ABC News: Afternoons

  212. notafan

    I wonder why the I Bleed Freely, please demanding that you men pay for my sanitary products lobby is gearing up right now along with the Equal pay for a lot less work campaigns, all happening in the middle of the exposé on Planned Parenthood.

    All those frustrated women who are so very very angry that they can’t have their vagina and their orgasm without any consequences.

    They hate nature, they hate biology, they hate science but most of all they hate wanting and needing men.

    The same ones, no doubt, who will hit forty and start crying what about me and demanding government subsidised IVF, surrogacy (we want poor women to breed for us so we can keep our hot bodies), international adoption and whatever else it takes to acquire their latest fashion accessory.

  213. dragnet

    I have called bullshit on the Edward Heath claims too. He wasn’t a particularly nice fella, wasn’t born to the Tory Establishment, and was intensely disliked by many of his own colleagues, not to mention the other side. If there were any credence to these claims, or if they had been reported years ago when he was alive, I’m sure there would have been no shortage of people wanting to make him go down (sorry) back then and there.

  214. notafan

    Funeral ?
    I thought they had changed that to newspeak
    End-of-Live arrangements for the ‘celebration of a life’ or some such.

  215. goatjam

    Feminist victimology has destroyed the lives of the majority of women in the west. They’ve also done a lot of damage to men and children, but really, the ones who have been made the most miserable are women.

    Just like standard socialism, feminism is driven by a comparably small group of angry dykes but it couldn’t have achieved the damage it has were it not for the majority of women (and a lot of men) passively accepting the teachings of the vitriol filled harpies who lead the movement.

    Convincing women en masse that they will be happier working as a 9-5 wage slave than raising children within a well adjusted family was a master stroke that has done more to destroy the core strength of our society than any other single thing enacted by western Marxists.

  216. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is too much.

    I was watching the lynchtime ABC news. Argh.

    1st: Lib bashing over the Speaker vote
    2nd: Canberra airport does the rainbow thing and man marries his husband
    3rd: Ringlicking the MUA who are picketing the ports, with an ‘I blame Abbott’ grab from a Trot MUA wukka. Not a single mention that FWC ordered them back to work 2 days ago.
    4th: Rosie Batty addressing the Vic RC on domestic violence.

    No mention of the TURC. The ABC never mentions the TURC, but fall over themselves to report on Mr CFMEU’s Squirrel Inquiry.

    Oh, and no mention by Ms Batty of the catastrophic levels of domestic violence in the indigenous community because racism.

    That was it. Bam. Off goes the tele.

  217. We’ve heard the progressives repeatedly assuring everyone that children raised in homosexual relationships are as well off – if not better – than those in traditional families. When will someone speak up for these children?

    Delta A, if you were to pick out any child raised in a state orphanage with only female carers, you would see that the official line is bull. All the kids at the NCCH wanted a respectable father figure – including the girls.

  218. srr

    hey goaty, I’ll do you a deal.
    When you can, and do, jump on every bastard who complains (when they run out of other ways to personally attack people), that someone is, thin skinned, emotional, angry, or using too many or not enough sarc tags, blockquotes, emphasis, blah-lying-blah, I’ll stop :lol:ing and :)ing at the bullies.
    Deal?

  219. A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. Same sex marriage withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn’t matter. That it’s all the same. But it’s not.

    Just to add Delta A, when these children grow up and have children of their own, they realise the black hole in their psyche – that’s the only way I can describe it – that comes from not having role models to emulate.

  220. goatjam

    hey goaty, I’ll do you a deal.
    When you can, and do, jump on every bastard who complains (when they run out of other ways to personally attack people), that someone is, thin skinned, emotional, angry, or using too many or not enough sarc tags, blockquotes, emphasis, blah-lying-blah, I’ll stop 😆 ing and 🙂 ing at the bullies.
    Deal?

    Can you clarify that, I honestly don’t understand what you are asking me to do.

    Also, look over there, new fred.

  221. C.L.

    Sinclair ought to think about abolishing the Open Forum.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    Pissing myself at the unashamed victimology of of some in the yartz communidy.
    From the link …

    COLIN Hay has revealed he believes the stress from the copyright case over Men at Work’s Down Under contributed to the death of both his father Jim and bandmate Greg Ham.
    The former Men at Work singer has opened up in a new documentary on his career called Waiting For My Real Life.
    Hay’s father Jim died in Melbourne in 2010 aged 87.

    FFS!
    87!
    Any chance it was old age?
    And I think Mr Ham (no offence to minorities intended) had various “substance issues” well before the plagiarism court case.

  223. Grigory M

    “Net whore”. All your own words, O Charming One.

    Da Hairy Irish Ape has been protecting my honour around here for years.
    Get used to it, you crypto-feminist-Commo.

    Nothing to do with you, fantasist – except to the extent that you have tried to make it so.

    And, in case you’re interested – I’m still a baritone. 😉

  224. He’s also vowed to reopen coal mines. He’s an old-school Labour man.

    Fleeced, that’s got to be better than shipping shredded trees from the US to burn in British power stations, yes?
    As long as the pits aren’t unionised…

  225. dweezy2176

    I have had my “road to Damascus” moment and I can only blame Channel 9 News for my transformation from union despiser to union lover……! For lo & behold a news clip delivered salvation… yes, folks on Saturday night I saw a vision ( a vision which I might add should not, I repeat, should not be pictured on TV) Rita Mallia, CMFEU something or other live from Barangaroo and the workplace accident that occurred Saturday and I understood! It is all the “nasty” employers’ fault .. all these construction “accidents” are part of a conspiracy by evil employers to harrass, intimidate and otherwise prevent the “wukkas” from happily fulfilling their daily enjoyment of “wukkin fer the man”!
    Here was Rita, having sacrificed her Saturday arvo with family, out there at Barangaroo to offer comfort and solace to the “wukkas” after another injury all down to the employer! It became obvious then, that it is all the employers fault because when one takes into account the extensive training and construction degrees that the CMFEU selflessly spends its “hard-earned” on that none of its members could possibly be at fault!
    I realised then the great chasm that has opened between, on the one hand, the employer who it seems wander these sites during off hours laying booby traps to ensnare the unsuspecting “wukka” into error and, on the other hand, the “wukka” protected only by his CMFEU training and construction degree who has to tread and work in this minefield of employer created hazards on a daily basis!
    And now I fully support these un-thanked and overworked CMFEU officials who despite having graduated from MENSA have forgone well-paid employment in other fields to undertake as their life’s committment, despite the poor renumeration, to devote themselves to the betterment and conditions of the “wukka”!
    So it is time to call a halt to TURC and throw our whole-hearted support behind the only unified entity that is out there, day in, day out, for the “wukka”…….. the union movement!

  226. Infidel Tiger

    FFS!
    87!
    Any chance it was old age?
    And I think Mr Ham (no offence to minorities intended) had various “substance issues” well before the plagiarism court case.

    However, that court case was a legal disgrace.

    Copyright laws are a complete and utter shambles.

  227. Bruce of Newcastle

    throw our whole-hearted support behind the only unified entity that is out there, day in, day out, for the “wukka”…….. the union movement!

    Dweezy – I had the same feeling watching the ABC woman going on about the poor maligned MUA pickets at the docks in the lunchtime news.

    My sister and her then husband, who was a MUA shoppie, were both Trots and did this whenever they got the slightest excuse.

    We should let them take over, then we should move to Kiwiland with multitonne quantities of popcorn.

  228. srr

    Winston Smith
    #1762634, posted on August 10, 2015 at 11:57 am

    That’s you and the rest of the fascists happy to boast of being on Dot’s ‘Approved Persons List’.

    I don’t get it. Why aren’t I on dots list too?

    Because, sometimes when you and I agree on point being discussed, you forget to disagree, and abuse me instead.

    Seems you have some of that i n t e g r i t y stuff in your character, that isn’t welcomed in Dot’s SD. 😉 🙂 😆

  229. Memoryvault

    Funeral ?
    I thought they had changed that to newspeak

    Farewell to country?

  230. Canberra airport does the rainbow thing

    I’m a bit confused about this rainbow lights thing at the airport. Surely there are regulations about interfering with navigational systems. How did they get away with this? Prior permission?

  231. Bruce in WA

    I note that on am radio every second advert is for some form of environmentally friendly funeral.

    I went down to the cemetery to make arrangements for Dad’s ashes, which were going in a rose garden. The lady was delightful, very helpful. Then she asked me if I wanted Dad’s ashes in an “environmentally-friendly” container.

    “What’s that?” I asked.

    She reached into a desk drawer and pulled out a container.

    I stared for a few seconds.

    “That’s a cardboard tissue box, painted blue”, I said.

    “Well … yes”, she agreed. “But there’s also the choice of the standard container.”

    She pulled another container out of the drawer and held it up.

    I stared for a few seconds.

    “That’s a blue plastic lunch box”, I said.

    “Well … yes”, she agreed.

    “OK, then, let’s go for the plastic lunch box. I think Dad would rather be associated with food than with snot ‘n’ tears.”

    Poor lady was quite perplexed.

  232. Spider

    Yes ABC On-line leads with headline PMs judgement in doubt again after ‘messy’ gay marriage debate.

    Wait did Abbott use the word messy? Of course not? It was supposedly quoted from an unnamed MP but used by the ABC as more click bait. Oh no Abbott thinks homosexuality is messy.

    Can please we have a plebiscite, referendum, show of hands, anything!!!! I’m sick if hearing about it and beyond caring any more.

1 4 5 6

Comments are closed.