Monday Forum: August 31, 2015

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  1. Geriatric Mayfly

    Jeremy is starting to get to the nuts and bolts with this lawyer chap.

  2. Des Deskperson

    ‘The far left-wing Sydney Morning Herald calls for far left-wing Charlie Pickering to be given another season of his far left-wing show on the far left-wing ABC.’

    The two words I would use to describe Pickering and ‘The Weekly’ team are ‘earnest’ and ‘hard-working’. Pickering himself labours (pun intended) so hard to be funny that one has to feel a little embarrassed for him.

    On the other hand, the presence of nineties relics and permanent ABC pensioners Gleeson and Flanagan should be reason enough to close the show down.

  3. Tintarella di Luna

    The Skaf rapes were horrific. But they are not the only ones. Check out the similarities and racial overtones of the Ashfield rapes committed by the Khan brothers (Pakistani origin). Part of their defence in court was cultural acceptance of rape in Pakistan. They were originally known by the acronyms MSK and MMK etc. I’m not sure if their names have now been publicly released.

    I’ll bet I know what their first names were the second consonant was added to ensure no miscarriage of justice. Funny how around about the that this was all happening — there was this.

  4. goatjam

    Pickering is about as funny as a colonic bypass.

  5. thefrollickingmole

    Sorry GM but I think the word “lawyer” is inaccurate in describing someone who works for the CFMEU — the more accruate term I suggest is pettifogger. Future head of the fair work commission.

  6. Nic

    Not sure Tint, but that would be a fitting name though 🙂 Thats interesting GM. The dog itself was pretty placid and had this amazing coat.

  7. Geriatric Mayfly

    A lawyer with memory problems. Can’t recall events that have happened this year. It’s tragic, how this affliction seems to be debilitating so many of our upstanding citizens.

  8. Nic

    Just realised that CL has posted a pic. Very cute.

  9. John Comnenus

    I have just been to see a Charlie Pickering show, oh no, that’s right I was at the dentist getting root canal therapy – I got confused.

  10. Tintarella di Luna

    funny as a colonic bypass.

    Ouch do not remind me –

  11. The CFMEU’s number one priority is allegedly safety, but they don’t have a single scrap of paper that records what they actually do or how the industry is travelling based on safety records.

    “Safety” is the word the industrial arm of leftism has weaponised to blackmail, bash and intimidate their enemies, much like “racism”,”sexism” and “denier” are used by the soy soldiers on their ‘March in [insert month here]’ and social media circle-jerking hate-fests.
    They don’t give a crap about any of it of course and regularly encourage and engage in acts that defy their holier-than-thou stance. I mean there is nothing safe about leaving a shovel on someone’s lawn where they can trip over it is there? And how many of the scum who regularly call Abbott a racist have actually volunteered to spend time in an Aboriginal community?
    The moral high ground the left build and occupy sits on very shaky foundations. It just takes courage to knock it down, something sadly lacking in many conservatives and libertarians.

  12. goatjam

    How could you confuse Pickering with root canal therapy John? If you took the NOS option you would have been laughing. That would never happen at a Pickering show.

  13. notafan

    The Skafs, the Khans, court cases and appeals that showed the man on the Bondi tram what was going on, then Lebanese going to Coogee beach and abusing the locals resulting in a pretty mild protest by Australians and a violent and unchecked backlash by muslims.
    Who got castigated as racists by bandanna man on a taxpayer funded tv program?

  14. Grigory M

    A lawyer who cant’s recall the circumstances relating to a complaint that required him and other from the CFMEU to get into car/s and go to the work site only 4 months ago? Yes, sure.

  15. Tintarella di Luna

    Just realised that CL has posted a pic. Very cute.

    Aaaaawwwwww how sweet. We have a very old girl (15 year-old) who is still sprightly though a bit arthritic. Loves her tucker and is absolutely adored by my big boy, when I pick him up his first gesture asks about his dog, and then when I say she’s waiting at home, makes this wonderful happy sound, only then do I get a hug.

  16. Grigory M

    can’t

    [not a description of the lawyer]

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    Skaf and friends were of course only born 15 years too early.

    Today they would be in Syria enjoying themselves, briefly, and unsuccessfully dodging drones and vengeful Kurdish lady snipers. They may well end up there anyway.

  18. The same feminists get very, very angry if women express any regret over abortion.
    Women seeking forgiveness from God will make them very, very angry too.

    Good. Normal people need to know this. Feminism has long been captured by the Left, and as such fulfils the needs of the Left, not the needs of women.

  19. Tintarella di Luna

    “Safety” is the word the industrial arm of leftism has weaponised to blackmail, bash and intimidate their enemies, much like “racism”,”sexism” and “denier” are used by the soy soldiers on their ‘March in [insert month here]‘ and social media circle-jerking hate-fests.

    About three or four years ago the LINOs in NSW slashed the benefits of injured workers, not much more to cut given what the Labor party had already done but they found a way — anyway the Unions just totally quiet — apparently that’s because the Unions went into the insurance business.

    Would anyone trust a worker’s compensation insurance deal cobbled together between the Unions and the Insurers given what we know about the AWU and the workers at Cleanevent.

  20. Tintarella di Luna

    Just heard on the wireless News: One J Mahmoud — charged with exposing himself to two women and attempted beastiality against their dog – all on the Greystanes Walking Track, but out on bail.

  21. Makka

    ” Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out.”

    “And they have a smell. It’s just, it’s not right. It’s kind of icky,” Larton says of babies who have been killed with the drug digoxin,…”

    Monty- ” Medicine is icky”…. Seems monty is right up there with medical terminology.

    It’s all good though according to monty, murdering babies for the advancement of medicine is a price babies must pay. I hope you are enjoying your kids monty.

  22. feelthebern

    I’ve met a Maremma at a local park.
    It was very placid.
    Dogs reflect the nature of their masters.

  23. Geriatric Mayfly

    As I said before Agius might keel over. There has been some audible hyperventilating after each objection he raises. Oxygen bottle might be handy.

  24. Infidel Tiger

    They are shameless:

    Labor has fuelled speculation it is more concerned with ensuring Tony Abbott remains Liberal leader than winning the Canning byelection, mounting what has been reported to federal cabinet as a low profile campaign in the West Australian seat.

    Cabinet ministers discussed the byelection when they met on Tuesday, with deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop telling her colleagues the local campaign being run by Labor was less intense than expected.

    What an absolute lie that Labor is running dead. Shorten has spent more time in WA in the last 2 weeks than in the last two years. The poor burghers of Canning even had to put up with the sad faced socialist slapper Plibersek defiling their neighbourhood this week.

    On top of that the area is swarming with unionists and Greens spreading their foul ooze everywhere.

    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/is-labor-running-dead-in-canning-to-protect-tony-abbott-20150901-gjd1m5.html#ixzz3kXkn2HPE

  25. feelthebern

    Tragic story about the little girl losing her hand the other day after patting at Malamute.
    Statistically, these dogs have the highest incidence of dog attacks in Australia.
    That’s going of registered dogs that is.
    I don’t have a link, but was one of the things I learned when I was involved with an animal welfare group.
    Another thing I learned was they were a front for a green lawfare group.

  26. Tintarella di Luna

    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/is-labor-running-dead-in-canning-to-protect-tony-abbott-20150901-gjd1m5.html#ixzz3kXkn2HPE

    That is just the best thing I’ve seen all day — wanting to save Tony Abbott so they’re running dead. Who would be dead for quids? That is hilarious, I feel much better after that.

  27. Tintarella di Luna

    …the local campaign being run by Labor was less intense than expected.

    They’fe saving the dosh to feed Bill’s legal eagles, Finkelstein wouldn’t come cheap .

  28. johanna

    This lawyer on the stand perfectly fits the Slugs & Grubs and CFMEU stereotype.

    Slimy, evasive, terrible memory, poor record keeping, the whole catastrophe.

  29. Snoopy

    So why would Julie Bishop lie? Mmm.

  30. Tintarella di Luna

    This lawyer on the stand perfectly fits the Slugs & Grubs and CFMEU stereotype.

    Slimy, evasive, terrible memory, poor record keeping, the whole catastrophe.

    Probably took a class in Successful Pettifogging 101 from Professor Gillard — paperwork and opening files and keeping file notes is very passe Labor lawyers don’t need it.

  31. Snoopy

    He sounds like a future ALP PM, Johanna.

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE video of a French tourist desperately seeking the man who impregnated her during a holiday fling in Australia is a hoax.

    THE video went viral on social media this week as the woman pleaded for members of the public to help her track down the Sunshine Coast father of her unborn child with whom she had fallen in love.
    A Sunshine Coast social media company revealed on Wednesday the woman was an actress who volunteered to star in a video to promote tourism in Mooloolaba.

    From Perth Now.

  33. thefrollickingmole

    The CFMEU’s number one priority is allegedly safety, but they don’t have a single scrap of paper that records what they actually do or how the industry is travelling based on safety records.

    Heres the thing about safety, if you dont write it down/report it, then it never happenned.

    We had a potential serious incident on site here a few months back, no injuries, no equipment damage, but fairly high potential.

    Reported to the mines department, pics taken reports done, temporary bar on that work proceeding which stretched to 2 months till we put in place a differing system of work. Lots of paperwork at every stage.
    If the unions arent recording safety breaches and documenting improvements and controls being put in place then they are either shit at their jobs, or not really interested.
    I suppose the advantage of no documentation is you can have a moveable feast of ‘violations” from site to site.

  34. Nic

    That is just the best thing I’ve seen all day — wanting to save Tony Abbott so they’re running dead. Who would be dead for quids? That is hilarious, I feel much better after that.

    Interesting. As its from Fauxfucts, I wonder if they’ve seen the pre-polling and want to downplay any possible Liberal triumph with a ‘they weren’t really trying’ narrative?

  35. C.L.

    “I know, now I’m supposed to be evenhanded, and point out equivalent figures on the Democratic side. But there really aren’t any; in modern America, cults of personality built around undeserving politicians seem to be a Republican thing,” Krugman writes.

    Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  36. Snoopy

    Outgoing Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick is speaking at the Press Club. She complains of personal discrimination while occupying a position which will only be open to women.

  37. Tintarella di Luna

    As its from Fauxfucts, I wonder if they’ve seen the pre-polling and want to downplay any possible Liberal triumph with a ‘they weren’t really trying’ narrative?

    Sounds like a cunning plan

  38. Geriatric Mayfly

    If Dan Andrews had a dutiful and loyal union son, he is now in the witness box.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    Krugman thanks Goodness that Democrats don’t do Cults of Personality.

    Bambi me me me. Me Bambi me! Oh and Michelle, but me me me mememememememem!

    The Krugtron is getting less hinged by the microsecond.

  40. Tintarella di Luna

    OMG at last lisping Lizzie is finished as sex discrimination commissioner. What an annoying hyperventilating whinger – I can’t find the footage of her and I think Tim Wilson or someone from the IPA giving her a good schooling.

  41. C.L.

    … Elizabeth Broderick is speaking at the Press Club.

    Thank God she got to accompany heavily decorated desk warrior and YouTube sensation, Gen. David Morrison, to NATO before she retired. It’s hard to imagine how they coped before receiving advice from Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Amid all the ar$eclownery going on about how Justice Heydon doesn’t send or receive his own E-mails, someone on Bolt makes two very good points.

    How does that affect his ability to run a Royal Commission?

    He probably has at least one secretary to do such things. He probably doesn’t make his own coffee, either.

  43. Leigh Lowe

    Tragic story about the little girl losing her hand the other day after patting at Malamute.
    Statistically, these dogs have the highest incidence of dog attacks in Australia.
    That’s going of registered dogs that is.

    I was told the same thing by an experienced dog trainer.
    He basically said that any dog can be trained if the owner behaves correctly and consistently, but he reckoned malamutes were basically totally unreliable and prone to attack for no apparent reason.
    The people I see leading (being led by?) them around inner city Melbourne don’t look like Eskimos to me … but they could be …so don’t 18C me if I am wrong.

  44. Arky

    I had a hallucination last night. I saw the entire future of Australia in timeline form:
    2016: The new Abbott government wins a small majority in both houses after the tragic and fatal Labor national conference of earlier that year left the Labor party with no candidates.
    Abbott rolled in leadership ballot and replaced by new Prime Minister Christopher Pyne, who in his acceptance speech promises to govern “For all Australians”.
    2017: SSM law passed after being rejected by the people in the non-binding plebiscite.
    Government explains: “Yeah, nah. Sorry”.
    2018: Gillian Triggs appointed Governor General. Citizens are invited to write the preamble to the new constitution online using a wiki page. The resulting document is ten thousand pages long and contains the word “diverse” 258,102 times.
    2019: The Adam Goodes led and newly rejuvenated Labor Party wins the election in a landslide. In his acceptance speech Prime Minister elect Goodes insists he will govern “For all Australians”.
    2020: Opposition leader Mathew Guy, having been fast tracked to federal politics after his amazing stint in opposition in Victoria, announces his shadow cabinet, including shadow Minister for Transgender Issues Eileen Left and shadow Treasurer Dave Hughes.
    2021: Australia signs the United Nations Treaty on the Right to Migrate, abolishing national borders and spelling out countries obligations to provide access and welfare to all.
    2022: Having lost its second election in a row, the Liberals turn to elder statesman Malcolm Turnbull as leader. The ABC lambasts this as a “backwards-looking lurch to the far right”.
    2023: Foreign Minister Rosie Batty negotiates the migration of ten thousand refugees from Adelaide, where they are facing conditions of extreme boredom. China agrees to take them in return for a quantity of milk powder.
    2024: The AFL celebrates the Abortion round. Chief Executive Irma Kunt explains the importance of de-stigmatising what is an everyday occurrence for a lot of women: “Lets celebrate these brave women who selflessly provide materiel to the essential transplant industry”. She said in a press release.
    2025: President elect Zacky Mallah promises to govern “For all Australians”.

  45. Baldrick

    …the local campaign being run by Labor was less intense than expected.

    I’m wondering why Billious Shorten has gone quiet of Homo Ho-downs© since Canning was announced?

  46. Ragu

    If the unions arent recording safety breaches and documenting improvements and controls being put in place then they are either shit at their jobs, or not really interested. legally liable

  47. “I know, now I’m supposed to be evenhanded, and point out equivalent figures on the Democratic side. But there really aren’t any; in modern America, cults of personality built around undeserving politicians seem to be a Republican thing,” Krugman writes.

    I’m sure he was laughing to himself as he wrote that. Surely.

  48. Snoopy

    Broderick concerned about women being excluded from institutions but supports gay marriage. LOL.

  49. Baldrick

    Bill confuses 7Eleven and Subway, with a pie shop:
    Billious Shorten: “We’ve all been appalled and disgusted by the scenes at Subway.”

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    2025: President elect Zacky Mallah promises to govern “For all Australians”.

    2025 – Last elements of Australian Resistance crushed, after heavy fighting in province of Hutt River/Kimberlies. Senior/revered Labor figure Saint Julia Gilliard said “Good riddance – they were all misogynists, anyway.

    2030 – Last Christian child baptized in Western Sydney. President Bilal Skaf made no comment.

  51. johanna

    Moro gets CFMEU lawyer to swear that he has not been following the TURC proceedings (by claiming not to know about key evidence given recently.)

    Right.

    Forgot to add in my above characterisation that he also has the Doug Cameron style oo ba gum accent.

  52. C.L.

    At frightbat headquarters, an important article by Alecia Simmonds …

    Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

    Three kinds of bigotry that are not ‘gaffes’.

    Two photographs: Donald Trump and Tony Abbott.

    Those named: Donald Trump, Tony Abbott, Prince Phillip, Joe Hockey.

    Excerpt:

    3. Garden-variety racism and sexism

    And here we open the voluminous tomes of offensive Abbott-speak. Gosh! So many examples: the time when Abbott told an economic conference in Melbourne that Australia owed its existence to “a form of foreign investment by the British government in the then unsettled, or, um, scarcely settled Great South Land”; or when he appealed to the “housewives of Australia” doing “the ironing”; or the phone sex-worker wink; or the comment about God not wanting all migrants to move to Australia; or, or, or. The list goes on.

    Not mentioned:

    – Bill Shorten abusing an Asian pie lady.
    – Kevin Rudd abusing a flight attendant.
    – Tony Burke calling Bronwyn Bishop a witch.
    – Paul Keating ridiculing homosexual ‘families.’
    – Bill Clinton ordering an intern to lick his anus (Starr Report).
    – Barack Obama calling a female reporter “sweetie.”
    – Ted Kennedy leaving a staffer to drown in an Oldsmobile.
    – Julie Bishop being assauled by a gang of student union ‘protesters.’

    Quality research and writing from the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

  53. feelthebern

    malamutes were basically totally unreliable

    Yep.
    & there were 3 in the yard living next door to the little girl.
    Her parents should have drummed into her never to go near them.
    I have a 40kg Weimaraner who can handle herself.
    If we are at a park & a malamute turns up, we leave.
    You can’t argument with statistics (real statistics that is, not BoM statistics).

  54. Nic

    Amid all the ar$eclownery going on about how Justice Heydon doesn’t send or receive his own E-mails, someone on Bolt makes two very good points.

    That’s unusual if in its entirety, but not so unusual for busy people. I have a friend who is a billionaire. His emails are fine but I suspect one of his two PAs devoted to communication do them, perhaps after his verbal reply to them.

  55. C.L.

    So Labor’s pollsters have officially told HQ that Canning is lost.

  56. Nic

    Billious Shorten: “We’ve all been appalled and disgusted by the scenes at Subway.”

    he’s thinking of going for the 6 inch.

  57. Geriatric Mayfly

    Mr Smith is not doing very well, and Jeremy is being ever so gentle. Mr Smith is not that quick on his feet, unlike some of the other shysters from the CFMEU. Mr Smith had best smarten up his act, or he will be making an unfair dismissal claim in the near future.

  58. Grigory M

    Zac Smith can’t even recall really important stuff from phone calls (played back to him today) and consequent meetings/discussions only 2 months ago.

  59. Eddystone

    Tomorrow I’m off hunting for a week in Victoria’s north-east corner.

    It will be great to be off in the bush with a rifle and a hip flask and forget about the shit splattered toilet that is public life in this (potentially) great country.

  60. Baldrick

    2026: Doctors have no idea if indeed Jacqui Lambie is brain dead following an accident. They no base-line to compare her current condition to anything previous.

  61. Senile Old Guy

    A dispute over a transgender student’s access to school restroom and locker facilities boiled over this week as hundreds of students walked out to protest her special treatment. Lila Perry, a boy who wants to be a girl, told her teachers and administrators at Hillsboro High School that she’s no longer content using a unisex faculty bathroom for her senior year, and wants officials to grant her access to girl’s restrooms and locker rooms, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Perry has since dropped out of her physical education class over the ordeal, but continues to use the girl’s bathroom at the school. “I wasn’t hurting anyone and I didn’t want to feel segregated out. I didn’t want to be in the general neutral bathroom. I am a girl, I shouldn’t be pushed off to another bathroom,” Perry told the news site.

    Perry, in not a girl: XY with a dick is male, regardless of how they feel.

    “There’s a lot of ignorance, they are claiming that they’re uncomfortable,” she said of her female classmates. “I don’t believe for a second that they are. I think this is pure and simple bigotry.”

    So Perry, who is a boy wearing a dress, doesn’t want to be segregated in the gender neutral bathroom because “feelings” and his “feelings” trump those of the girls who are only “claiming” to be uncomfortable but are really “pure and simple” bigots.

    Student Sophie Beel she’s uncomfortable with the situation, and doesn’t consider Perry truly transgender. “I find it offensive because Lila has not went through any procedure to become female, putting on a dress and putting on a wig is not transgender to me,” she told Fox 2.

    Surprisingly, Sophie, who is actually female, is uncomfortable with a situation which lets a guy use the girls bathroom.

  62. Grigory M

    oo ba gum accent.

    “Watch ma tea” – Doug Cameron is Scottish.

  63. Grigory M

    The ex S & G lawyer had a London accent.

  64. Snoopy

    Did he get here on a 457 visa?

  65. thefrollickingmole

    Senile Old Guy

    I cant wait till they prosecute a couple for drunken sex, and the bloke is in the dock (because somehow he still remains responsible) and claims he shouldnt be prosecuted as he was identifying as a female at that particular time.

    The legal convolutions would be a delight.

  66. Blogstrop

    Even if this lawyer can use a computer, can he remember how to hit “save”?

  67. Baldrick

    The Kouk thinks the Greek economy is a gold standard, Australia should work towards:

    Stephen Koukoulas Verified account @TheKouk
    Q2 GDP
    Australia 0.2%
    Cyprus 0.5%
    Lithuania 0.6%
    UK 0.7%
    Greece, Slovakia, Estonia 0.8%
    Czech, Poland 0.9%
    Spain, Sweden 1.0%
    Latvia 1.2%

  68. johanna

    Aaargh, the construction noise across the road went into fortissimo just as the phone recording was played, so I missed the last few minutes before lunch. What happened? Who was speaking?

  69. Hydra

    The thing that I particularly loathe about GST will be quit evident in your GDP post, Baldrick.

    We have an increase of 0.2% — but what makes up that increase?

    If we assume that government spending increases by 3% per year – so 0.75% per quarter – that means that GDP of private businesses actually decreased by 0.55%.

    I’d actually be very interested to see what the GDP of private businesses has been trending like over the past 10 years – but I bet the ABS don’t release that statistic.

  70. Ragu

    The legal convolutions would be a delight.

    Mr Garrison is a trailblazer.

    It’s the end of the world. Life is imitating satire

  71. C.L.

    Kentucky county clerk to Federal Court: fuck you.

    Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses.

    This woman is the Thomas More of our time:

    In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage-equality demonstrators who crowded into her office, the clerk repeatedly refused to comply with the court order.

    “Under whose authority are you not issuing marriage licenses?” someone in the crowd asked Davis.

    “Under God’s authority,” she responded.

    “I’m willing to face my consequences and you all will face your consequences when it comes time for judgment,” she said. “Plain and simple…”

    “I never imagined a day like this would come, where I would be asked to violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus himself regarding marriage,” Davis said. “I was elected by the people to serve as the county clerk. I intend to continue to serve the people of Rowan County, but I cannot violate my conscience.

    There was a festival atmosphere outside the Rowan County courthouse Tuesday. More than 100 protesters — some supporting Davis, others opposing her — sang and shouted slogans at one another from across the entryway. Sheriff’s deputies watched, but there were no arrests.

    A truer, gutsier Christian than the pope.

    Authorities are now lining up a suite of charges designed to bankrupt her and send her to jail.

  72. James

    3. Garden-variety racism and sexism

    Eating an onion is certainly of the “garden” variety

  73. Infidel Tiger

    Billious Shorten: “We’ve all been appalled and disgusted by the scenes at Subway.”

    Did he abuse another elderly Asian women for not having a pie?

  74. thefrollickingmole

    And Lo the Lord opened his chancre and looked upon what dropped out and said
    “Oh look its Bob “are pimples on your dick normal” Ellis.

    The Dyson Countdown
    Posted by Bob Ellis on September 2, 2015
    Dyson Heydon has earned, if I’ve got this right, 33,600 dollars since he pronounced himself innocent of all bias on Monday.

    He will earn 11,200 tomorrow and 11,200 on Friday.

    This sum, spent elsewhere, might have saved another Luke Batty from being murdered. Or two Aboriginal teenagers from suiciding in prison.

    Dysons need is greater, however. And the 140,000 he has earned since he was accused of bias was much, much better spent.

    If you believe that, you’ll believe anything.

    Plus hes still running the “war criminal” crap over the Libs WA candidate.

    Andrew Hastie doesn’t want him anywhere near him, and his own track record — he may be implicated in the shooting by men in his company of two Afghan shepherd boys, or not — may do him further harm. His official biography has not yet appeared, and he must be hiding something.

    ….
    Vile little blob of pus.

  75. James

    Surprisingly, Sophie, who is actually female, is uncomfortable with a situation which lets a guy use the girls bathroom.

    Sophie can use the unisex toilet while the female toilet is occupied by others

  76. Infidel Tiger

    Stephen Koukoulas Verified account @TheKouk
    Q2 GDP
    Australia 0.2%
    Cyprus 0.5%
    Lithuania 0.6%
    UK 0.7%
    Greece, Slovakia, Estonia 0.8%
    Czech, Poland 0.9%
    Spain, Sweden 1.0%
    Latvia 1.2%

    Latvia eh?

    Is that the same Latvia that lefties told us was fucked because of the austerity?

  77. Baldrick

    Billious Shorten: “We’ve all been appalled and disgusted by the scenes at Subway.”

    Bill Shorten confuses 7Eleven with Subway workers (from TheirABC 4 Corners report) – Leftard silence
    Tony Abbott stumbles when saying Canada and Canadian and says ‘Canadia’ – Leftard meltdown

  78. C.L.

    Shorten Tweets:

    #IstandwithApu

  79. James

    promote tourism in Mooloolaba.

    Holiday in Australia and get a baby as souvenir, possibly a lifetime of child support payments

  80. This woman is the Thomas More of our time:

    She sure is making many Christian men feel rather like Peter did that Thursday evening some while back.

  81. Hydra

    Actually, I’m just looking at the GDP release: http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/meisubs.nsf/0/869E4A2169F714BACA257EB30011EB8B/$File/52060_jun%202015.pdf

    Here are the stats for FY15:
    Total Government (inc. govt corporations and local govt): +0.4%
    Total Household Consumption: +2.9%
    Total Private Capital: -4.1%
    Total Exports: +4.7% (presumably due to low dollar)
    Total Imports: -0.7% (presumably due to low dollar)
    Total GDP: +2.0%

    Does anyone else see the issue here?

    Total capital expenditure by private persons or corporations is down 4.1%. That is extraordinary. What is more extraordinary is that this is not the headline.

    Real Net National Disposable Income declined 2.3% during FY15. So on average, Australians are 2.3% poorer as at June 30 this year than they were at June 30 last year. Where is the outrage?

  82. The Kouk is now actively arguing against his own nonsense with empirical data. It is like another incarnation of Blair’s Law.

  83. Gab

    We have a lawyer in the box. Has worked for Slugs and Grubs and works for the CFMEU.

    What a rarity he is. /sarc

  84. 3. Garden-variety racism and sexism

    She’s no different to that murderer last week that thought journalists using the turn of phrase, “Out in the field”, was a veiled reference to ‘cotton fields’ and thus racist.

  85. James

    “We’re not the Liberal Party, we don’t have the cash resources for wraparound ads in every newspaper.

    We’re the Labor Party, the unions will run the ads for us

  86. Gab

    Skaf and friends were of course only born 15 years too early.

    Today they would …

    have been given a suspended sentence and required to to a week of community work that would also be suspended.

  87. Infidel Tiger

    Total Private Capital: -4.1%

    Mining downturn would be almost all of that.

    I’m shocked that whale watching and skink tours haven’t replaced that investment.

  88. Makka

    “Total capital expenditure by private persons or corporations is down 4.1%. ”

    I’m surprised it’s not more than that. The winding down of the capex in resources isa massive drag on the economy.It explains why incomes are falling as well.

    The answer is simple- reduce the amount of money taken from earners pockets. Cut this ; Total Government (inc. govt corporations and local govt) and hand that and more back in tax cuts and green/red tape cuts.

  89. Hydra

    Total Private Capital: -4.1%

    Mining downturn would be almost all of that.

    I’m shocked that whale watching and skink tours haven’t replaced that investment.

    Mining and Petroleum exploration (cleverly hidden under “intellectual property products” by the ABS because it is off-balance sheet) is down 47.7%

    New engineering construction is down 20.6%.

  90. Oh come on

    I never realised how close the Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon came to being strangled at birth. From Samizdata:

    This whole Jeremy Corbyn thing is a cosmic rebuke to the idea that chance plays no role in history. For those who do not follow British politics, what happened is this. The declining Labour party, desperate to attract more recruits, made it easy and cheap to register as a supporter. After Ed Miliband’s resignation at first all the candidates for the next leader were fairly centrist. There was a consensus among Labour MPs that they should take on board what the British electorate had told them in unexpectedly giving the Conservatives a majority in the 2015 election. Then a few MPs decided to give the perennial left wing rebel Jeremy Corbyn a chance to play too, basically out of pity. Thanks to their intervention he reached the threshold number of nominations from MPs needed in order to go on the ballot two minutes before the deadline. Big mistake. First some mischievous Tories decided to register as Labour in order to screw the Labour party around by voting for Corbyn the electoral no-hoper. Then the far-left entryists awoke from their thirty-year slumber and saw that this was a chance for them, too. Social media spread the idea among left wing students and beaten-down old socialists suddenly aflame with new hope. The role of social media, perhaps, could have been predicted – but nobody did predict it. Thousands then hundreds of thousands paid their £3 and registered to vote. It now looks almost certain that Corbachov will be the next Labour leader. Next prime minister, not so likely.

    Read the Beeb’s summary of his manifesto, it’s hilarious. I particularly like the ascerbic observation of one aspect of his housing policy:

    Corbyn has also called for the right-to-buy scheme, which allowed tenants in council and social housing to purchase their homes at a discount, to apply to those living in privately-rented accommodation, although it’s not quite clear how that would work.

    See Stalin and the Kulaks, and you’re probably not far off.

  91. Ragu

    Total Private Capital: -4.1%

    Mining downturn would be almost all of that.

    I’m shocked that whale watching and skink tours haven’t replaced that investment.

    Mining and Petroleum exploration (cleverly hidden under “intellectual property products” by the ABS because it is off-balance sheet) is down 47.7%

    New engineering construction is down 20.6%.

    Ferk.

    Alice Springs is where it’s at. Central Petroleum has taken over the Mereenie gas field from Santos.

    http://www.centralpetroleum.com.au//IRM/Company/ShowPage.aspx/PDFs/2049-73738296/MarketUpdateMereenieAcquisitionCompleted

  92. Senile Old Guy

    Surprisingly, Sophie, who is actually female, is uncomfortable with a situation which lets a guy use the girls bathroom.

    Sophie can use the unisex toilet while the female toilet is occupied by others

    No, James, if all the actual girls started using the unisex toilet, Perry would again feel excluded. And we can’t have that.

  93. Dr Faustus

    Billious Shorten: “We’ve all been appalled and disgusted by the scenes at Subway.”

    “This country is based on fairness for the underpaid – and nobody has approached me with the traditional $40,000 campaign donation that says otherwise.”

  94. The trailer for “Bás nó Saoirse (Death or Liberty)” is, as you might expect, rather anti-British.
    I appear in the trailer twice—as a weary convict miner, at about 0:27, and as an unusually hirsute convict fresh off a ship on the Hobart dock, at about 0:54 .

  95. Bruce in WA

    Tomorrow I’m off hunting for a week in Victoria’s north-east corner.

    Colour me jealous. Although on Friday Dearly Beloved and I are flying out to Copenhagen.

    “Aim small, miss small”

  96. goatjam

    So Perry, who is a boy wearing a dress, doesn’t want to be segregated in the gender neutral bathroom because “feelings” and his “feelings” trump those of the girls who are only “claiming” to be uncomfortable but are really “pure and simple” bigots.

    This is a wonderful time to be alive.

  97. goatjam

    Did that numbnut witness just talk about a legal statue?

  98. Geriatric Mayfly

    For one so young as Mr Smith it is a shame to see that he has been brainwashed. In the sense that, he cannot recall and cannot remember. How does one achieve this, as we all have niggling memories we would rather forget.

  99. Di

    Alice Springs is where it’s at. Central Petroleum has taken over the Mereenie gas field from Santos.

    Doesn’t mean there is anything happening lovie. They tell me that the site out near Kintore has been “mothballed”, and this one will be the next.

  100. srr

    Taxpayer funded ABC makes bullets for the CFMEU to fire
    Michael O’Connor is the national chief of the CFMEU.

    Below is his selection of the past day or so’s ABC News propaganda endorsed by the CFMEU’.

    Warning bels should be ringing loudly at the ABC. and in Malcolm Turnbull’s office If your organisation consistently sides with the CFMEU on matters of controversy and public interest – be afraid.

    [the tweets]

    Note the marketing material above is presented with the imprimatur of the ABC’s logo in an authoritative, declamatory fashion as if the statements are accepted truths.

    Taxpayers shouldn’t fund those elements of the ABC moonlighting as the CFMEU marketing department.

    http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2015/09/taxpayer-funded-abc-makes-bullets-for-the-cfmeu-to-fire.html

  101. James

    Billious Shorten: “We’ve all been appalled and disgusted by the scenes at Subway.

    Maybe he is confused with the caged eggs

  102. Chilling Undercover PP Video Detailing Intact Fetus
    Harvesting
    : “Whenever we have a smooth portion of liver, we think that’s good!”

    Similar to how slavers talk about some of their fellow human beings.

  103. goatjam

    Billious Shorten: “We’ve all been appalled and disgusted by the scenes at Subway.

    Yes Bill, we’ve all experienced the dessicated chicken that they serve up at Subway. Perhaps you should find a nearby pie shop.

  104. Tintarella di Luna

    My darling luddite husband dictates his emails to his secretary to send. I gave him an iPad for Christmas and he now reads the Oz on line in the morning — first time he said ” You didn’t tell me these things can do this?” I said nothing, honest.

  105. Baldrick

    Chloe Shorten: Why I feel so strongly about family violence

    I know Bill’s commitment to the eradication of violence against women, his commitment to the equal treatment of women is genuine because it is something we both care passionately about.

    ‘Kathy’ and Debbie Beale may hold different views.

  106. Gab

    I appear in the trailer twice—as a weary convict miner, at about 0:27, and as an unusually hirsute convict fresh off a ship on the Hobart dock, at about 0:54 .

    I do quite like the way you swagger at the 0.54 mark 🙂

  107. S'

    So Perry, who is a boy wearing a dress, doesn’t want to be segregated in the gender neutral bathroom because “feelings” and his “feelings” trump those of the girls who are only “claiming” to be uncomfortable but are really “pure and simple” bigots.

    I know this is facebook stuff but this is almost exactly like a recent Southpark episode, Their skewering social commentary is genius at times.

  108. James

    have been given a suspended sentence and required to to a week of community work that would also be suspended.

    then appear on Q&A

  109. Ez

    Hydra
    #1784134, posted on September 2, 2015 at 1:38 pm
    Total capital expenditure by private persons or corporations is down 4.1%. That is extraordinary. What is more extraordinary is that this is not the headline.

    Real Net National Disposable Income declined 2.3% during FY15. So on average, Australians are 2.3% poorer as at June 30 this year than they were at June 30 last year. Where is the outrage?

    Makka
    #1784141, posted on September 2, 2015 at 1:47 pm
    The answer is simple- reduce the amount of money taken from earners pockets. Cut this ; Total Government (inc. govt corporations and local govt) and hand that and more back in tax cuts and green/red tape cuts.

    The fact the current government has been unable (or unwilling) to explain this and take action to reduce the size and influence of government is their greatest failing.

  110. Ez

    Billious Shorten: “We’ve all been appalled and disgusted by the scenes at Subway.

    To be fair, Jared was into some pretty sick shit.

  111. I do quite like the way you swagger

    Stagger rather than swagger, I should have thought. My character’s feeling had been hurt by the rough calumniations and actual violence of an overseer.

  112. Ragu

    Alice Springs is where it’s at. Central Petroleum has taken over the Mereenie gas field from Santos.

    Doesn’t mean there is anything happening lovie. They tell me that the site out near Kintore has been “mothballed”, and this one will be the next.

    Sorry Di. I did mean it as sarcasm as CTP couldn’t organise a shit in a public toilet, even if you kangaroo it.

  113. Motelier

    So if private expenditure is down 4.1% as stated upthread, then I am going to start to build an arguement for a suitable reduction in utilities, rates and RENT.

    I will get those reductions. Won’t I?

  114. Geriatric Mayfly

    Mr Smith. Oh Dear. The centre cannot hold. You did reasonably well up until now. Of 200 houses being built, you arrive at one. You agree with Jeremy that it is mere coincidence.

  115. Mark from Melbourne

    Zac Smith is a singularly poor liar. Every time he lies, he glances furtively about as if fearing that Stoljar will produce something to refute the lie. I get that.

    But he really has given up now I think. he’s told that non-EBA NPR scaffolding is undercutting others, and he then drives to the NPR site (one of 200 in the area) to hassle them “by coincidence” only an hour or two later.

    Report card : Must do better.

  116. Makka

    Corporates unsurprisingly in retreat before unions and look overseas for opportunities. I can understand why. With a spineless taxeating bunch like Abbott and Co heading up the LNP , they have little hope of expansion here;

    “Deloitte managing partner assurance and advisory Richard Deutsch said there is a tendency in corporate Australia to focus on government red tape as a drag on productivity, and the group’s discussions with chairs and CEOs have substantiated this.

    “There was a feeling among CEOs that, while governments talked about simplification, regulation was still increasing, and there was a lack of harmonisation,” Mr Deutsch said.

    “They are also willing to look elsewhere to achieve their business objectives as Australia is seen as inflexible, with complex approval processes for construction projects, high costs, and powerful unions.”

    http://www.mortgagebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/8853-ceos-look-to-asia-as-local-regulation-begins-to-bite-deloitte

    They aren’t the only ones looking to bail.

  117. Geriatric Mayfly

    Moro is no Maremma. The Malmut is now having one of his unpredictable chomps at poor Mr Smith.

  118. Geriatric Mayfly

    I have a feeling there is someone down the back, about whom Mr Smith has misgivings. The glances, and the shifting on his backside suggest someone is watching.

  119. Tragic story about the little girl losing her hand the other day after patting at Malamute.

    Nah, nah, Bern, that doesn’t fit the narrative. All pitbulls are pure killers and any other dog vaguely like it, like staffies, despite the latter being proven child protectors over centuries. In 2015, da narrative is all that matters. Facts are an annoyance.

  120. With a spineless taxeating bunch like Abbott and Co heading up the LNP , they have little hope of expansion here;

    Maybe they should have thought of that before handing their spines over to the unions in the face of the anti-Workchoices campaign. Abandon your allies and you’ll find them reluctant to stick their necks out for you in future. Just sayin’.

  121. Makka

    “Just sayin’.

    I don’t disagree either Beery. However it will take leadership to turn this wreck of an economy around. I don’t see it anywhere.

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