Wednesday Forum: January 11, 2017

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  1. JC

    You are being delusional.

    No, he’s having a sugar high. It’s temporary delusion.

  2. We have US intel to say it can’t be confirmed, which means it isn’t true.

    JC, your grasp of logic is poor at times, and this is one of those times. Should I draw you a Venn diagram?

  3. Trump could never even be successfully indicted by a grand jury or indicted by a competent prosecutor, let alone impeached or tried by the House and Senate.

    Of course he could be impeached. Bill Clinton was impeached over far less.

  4. JC

    Sinc

    Can you re-ban monst, as he’s being a moron.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mother Lode – Obama’s mentor is Bill Ayres. Barack was trained for a long time for this job and has done a lot for the cause.

    He also has an ego, and is the third pole in the Democrat triumvirate of Sanders, Hillary and himself. Sanders is a bonkers lefty with no ability to dissemble like Barack is able to. Hillary is toast. So he can see a long career as the generalissimo of the Democrat Party. Which would fit his ego very well. I’m increasingly of the opinion that Michelle will be positioned for 2020, since she is a double magic person – black and female.

  6. lotocoti

    Buzzfeed’s next big scoop: Jimmy Hoffa is in the foundations of Trump Tower.
    Naturally, they won’t be able to verify, however in the interests of transparent journalism …
    Which will be good enough for mØnty.

  7. johanna

    I wouldn’t pay for the WSJ, Tom. It’s mostly leftist garbage, and you can still read individual stories via Google.

    Note that Breitbart has just hired one of their heavies, John Carney, to cover finance and economics.

    They are on the same trajectory as the New York Times, just a bit behind it.

  8. JC

    JC, your grasp of logic is poor at times, and this is one of those times. Should I draw you a Venn diagram?

    Draw what you want, doofus.

    If the FBI says they have no evidence of this guy traveling to Prague, it pretty much means that allegation is closed to all reasonable people… except of course gullible, Huffington Post reading idiots like you.

    Let me let you in on a basic fact Monst. The FBI would have thoroughly checked every person traveling to Prague around those dates and they would have also checked airport vid footage. In other words, it’s not true.

  9. You lot have just cheered on the wingnut wurlitzer ginning up multiple Hillary scandals that had zero basis in evidence and resulted in zero indictments, and were never going to go anywhere. Even if this does end up fizzling out, turnabout is fair play. It’s not much fun fighting against thin air, is it?

  10. .

    monty – far less?

    He lied (unless you take a biblical view of sex), but the prosecution was malicious and trivial.

    Trump can prove he wasn’t there.

  11. Andrew

    Katoomba has cancelled its ANZAC day march for fear of terrorism. Is this one of those benefits of immigration?

    Didn’t St Malcolm tell us that we won’t be changing our way of life so the terrorists won’t win? Guess he doesn’t consider ANZAC Day part of our way of life.

  12. Let me let you in on a basic fact Monst. The FBI would have thoroughly checked every person traveling to Prague around those dates and they would have also checked airport vid footage. In other words, it’s not true.

    Oh, all of a sudden the FBI is magically competent again? They took such a long time to search a bunch of emails to find nothing.

    No, all those checks wouldn’t have been done yet. NCIS is not actually real.

  13. .

    m0nty
    #2258779, posted on January 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm
    You lot have just cheered on the wingnut wurlitzer ginning up multiple Hillary scandals that had zero basis in evidence and resulted in zero indictments, and were never going to go anywhere. Even if this does end up fizzling out, turnabout is fair play. It’s not much fun fighting against thin air, is it?

    No I didn’t.

  14. JC

    You lot have just cheered on the wingnut wurlitzer ginning up multiple Hillary scandals that had zero basis in evidence and resulted in zero indictments, and were never going to go anywhere.

    Oh yes, classified information goes on Crooked’s server, 30,000 emails are deleted. But hey look over there, Buzzfeed reckons there’s Trump waterworks show.

    Same difference according to Monst.

  15. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Former One Nation senator-turned independent Rod Culleton has been officially disqualified from parliament after being declared bankrupt.

    Senate president Stephen Parry has notified the West Australian governor and Senator Culleton that a Senate seat in the state is now vacant following the bankrupt farmer’s ejection from the upper house.

    The Australian today revealed Senator Culleton’s brief political career was within days of being over as Senator Parry prepared to set in train the necessary steps to eject him.

    The Senate president had been waiting for the Federal Court to formally notify him of Senator Culleton’s bankrupt status following its ruling on December 23 and has now received the relevant documentation.

    “I have informed Senator Culleton and notified the governor of Western Australia, her excellency the honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, in accordance with section 21 of the Constitution, that there is a vacancy in the representation of that state as a consequence of the disqualification of Senator Culleton,” Senator Parry said in a statement.

    “I have also advised party leaders and independent senators of this development.”

    From the Oz. Did the bush lawyers on the Car ever work out what happens next?

  16. JC

    Oh, all of a sudden the FBI is magically competent again?

    To check inward and outward movements of people? Of course they are, you idiot.

    They took such a long time to search a bunch of emails to find nothing.

    Comey made the decision.

    No, all those checks wouldn’t have been done yet. NCIS is not actually real

    Oh okay, the the FBI had from August to check the tapes and other evidence, but according to you it hasn’t been done yet. Not enough time.. this despite the FBI comment.

    You realize that these days, a pic of a muzzo crazy is up on the media the same day, right?

    STFU up monst.

  17. Anthony

    m0nty
    #2258770, posted on January 11, 2017 at 6:41 pm
    Trump could never even be successfully indicted by a grand jury or indicted by a competent prosecutor, let alone impeached or tried by the House and Senate.

    Of course he could be impeached. Bill Clinton was impeached over far less.

    Fucking interns and inserting objects in them is a far, far less abomination. Is it? According to the fictional account of Trump’s fictional ladies, they were pros weren’t they?

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Hey Monts, let this sink in:

    Trump is now President.

    Senate and Congress are GOP.

    He will get 2 0r 3 SCOTUS picks.

    The GOP are one state legislature away from being able to make Constitutional Amendments.

    The only thing standing in Trump’s way was the media and they are now out of the game.

    Are you scared?

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Katoomba has cancelled its ANZAC day march for fear of terrorism.

    No one has mentioned the obvious answer.
    If the NSW plod won’t turn out then just let the marchers carry firearms.
    It’s not as if they don’t know how to use them.

  20. lotocoti

    Given Cohen’s form, I suspect Buzzfeed will be going the same way as Gawker.

  21. egg_

    The Irish fuckwit ,Bono, strikes back at Trump by “delaying a record release

    Winning!11!!

  22. Plato’s was in the basement of the Ansonia on W72nd. Charming place: white velour covers on the benches and with everyone naked, skid marks aplenty.

    I saw a documentary on Plato’s Retreat once.

    Not just dirty marks on the chairs either.

    INFESTED.

    And the pool was … well … something of a gene pool.

    It was actually very sad, the documentary. The usual trajectory – everything’s fabulous, until it isn’t, and it gets worse and worse, and then it gets shut down because hey, guess what, the sexual revolution brought an epic hangover with it.

  23. Are you getting worried, IT? That is unusually aggro stuff from you.

  24. Tom

    They [WSJ] are on the same trajectory as the New York Times, just a bit behind it.

    Totally disagree, Johanna. I don’t care about commentary, just facts I can trust.

    If you’d said that about Ruperdink’s London Times, you’d be totally correct. Mudrock has been neglecting his housekeeping.

  25. Woolfe

    You realize that these days, a pic of a muzzo crazy is up on the media the same day, right?

    Unless you fire bomb the Christian Lobby.

  26. Empire GTHO Phase III

    I’m really loving 2017.

    I can almost feel the tightness in Montgomery’s chest, the shortness of breath, the anxiety mounting as the black dog decends.

    This year will be tough for leftists. Go long on rakes.

  27. calli

    The Beloved just asked me what I was laughing at.

    I told him the latest Horrible Horridness – Trump hired Russian prossies to piddle on a bed.

    I leave his reaction to feline imaginations. 😃

  28. Infidel Tiger

    Are you getting worried, IT?

    Slightly. All governments need effective and decent opposition.

  29. .

    ZK2A:

    If that is the full story, they have to appoint another PHON member.

  30. Oh okay, the the FBI had from August to check the tapes and other evidence, but according to you it hasn’t been done yet. Not enough time.. this despite the FBI comment.

    So you think the FBI, which is a domestic organisation, was able to check all cameras in Prague for signs of this lawyer dude? Interesting. I suspect that sort of thing is left to other orgs.

  31. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oh, all of a sudden the FBI is magically competent again? They took such a long time to search a bunch of emails to find nothing.

    Still going Monts.
    Now the election is over Comey can get off the excruciatingly painful fence, patch up his wounded bum and start doing his job. If he doesn’t do it he will be nuked so thermodynamically he won’t stop glowing for a decade after he’s buried.

  32. Nic

    Maybe, Trump asked for a gold shower like he had at home. The Russians shrugged and gave him a Russian version.

  33. calli

    If you want that golden look in the bathroom, Bisazza do a nice gold foil on glass.

    Very up-market.

  34. .

    So you think the FBI, which is a domestic organisation, was able to check all cameras in Prague for signs of this lawyer dude? Interesting. I suspect that sort of thing is left to other orgs.

    monty

    The CIA are not police. The FBI are.

    This might help you:

    https://www.fbi.gov/about/leadership-and-structure/international-operations

    The State Dept. also have their own police as well (DSS), the secret service and US marshals all have international policing missions.

    The CIA can’t arrest people. The FBI is not also just a “domestic organisation”

    You may be thinking of the DHS.

  35. JC

    They [WSJ] are on the same trajectory as the New York Times, just a bit behind it.

    Oh Lord.

  36. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    If that is the full story, they have to appoint another PHON member.

    That’s my understanding – if he had resigned from PHON, do they still appoint another PHON member?

  37. JC

    So you think the FBI, which is a domestic organisation, was able to check all cameras in Prague for signs of this lawyer dude? Interesting. I suspect that sort of thing is left to other orgs.

    Yes, they would have asked the appropriate organization to look into it. Sure.

  38. .

    Yes. I am surprised the LNP didn’t try to say that PHON didn’t have a valid ticket and hey boom, WA by Barney appoints another LNP Senator.

  39. Tom

    Monty, an update, please: when is the ovened bun due for delivery?

  40. Jumpnmcar

    It must be terrible being a far left Institutionalist these days, so much head pressure.
    I felt half a second of empathy for m0nty a little while back, I’m better now though.

  41. C.L.

    So then …
    Monty claims that a Trump proxy flew to Prague – so he could, you know, avoid leaving a trail.
    This staffer – let’s call him Jason Bourne – avoided all CCTVs and all official airport checks.

  42. Des Deskperson

    Meanwhile, on Ten News, ageing ditz Sandra Sully described Obama’s farewell speech as ‘typically witty, warm and intelligent”. She presented no evidence to support this claim, presumably it’s just her opinion.

    A couple of week ago, Sully described a fishing boat missing off the coast of Cape Jaffa, South Australia, as being ‘lost in the north-east of South Australia’. Even if she is totally ignorant of geography, one would think that a place whose name included ‘Cape’ might have alerted her to the fact that it is probably on the coast.

  43. srr

    Michael Savage talking with Walid Shoebat about the Fort Lauderdale Muslim Sleeper mass shooter, AND the problem of the Anti-Islamification fighters who were Shoebat’s colleagues but have become his enemies; having gone Full Anti-Semite –

    https://youtu.be/i4jU_PJzPl4?t=1008
    ___

    Ezekiel 37 –

    15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

    16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:

    17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

    RTWT –
    http://biblehub.com/ezekiel/37.htm

    Isaiah 11:13
    Then the jealousy of Ephraim will depart, And those who harass Judah will be cut off; Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah, And Judah will not harass Ephraim.

  44. JC

    So then …
    Monty claims that a Trump proxy flew to Prague – so he could, you know, avoid leaving a trail.
    This staffer – let’s call him Jason Bourne – avoided all CCTVs and all official airport checks.

    You left out on e other part.

    He went there in order to arrange payment for the hacking because the Russians didn’t want to fork out 25k billed to them by the hackers as they didn’t want it to show up in the annual Price Waterhouse audit.

  45. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    JULY 2009 Ritz-Carlton Moscow Moscow, Russia Bucking the tradition of the two presidents before him (who both stayed in the Marriott Grand Hotel), President Obama chose to stay at the then two-year-old Ritz-Carlton, Moscow when he traveled to Russia to meet with President Dimitry Medvedev. According to USA Today’s Hotel Check-in, the hotel installed a big chocolate statue of an American eagle and Russian bear for his arrival.
    Adds a whole new level to ‘would you like a complimentary chocolate ?’

    When did Trump stay there? We stayed there in 2014 and were upgraded to a top floor suite. I said to Hairy I thought the bed smelled a bit mouldy; things do in some of these classic five stars. Two I recall that way were the Westin in San Francisco (pillows smelled; historic hotel where the UN was formed) and the Savoy in London (before reno, cupboards stank, view over Thames excellent).

    I hope they didn’t move the Presidential bed down a notch into our room post The Donald. 😀

    The pool and spa area was one of the nicest though, extremely Ruski and swish; all black and gloomy with hidden lit corners for silent reflection. I nearly got lost in there first time I explored it.

  46. egg_

    A couple of week ago, Sully described a fishing boat missing off the coast of Cape Jaffa, South Australia, as being ‘lost in the north-east of South Australia’.

    That’s about as far off the coast as one can get?

  47. Nic

    Check-in, the hotel installed a big chocolate statue of an American eagle and Russian bear for his arrival.

    A chocolate statue of Obama would have produced a lot of Leftist handwringing.

  48. wivenhoe

    A couple of week ago, Sully described a fishing boat missing off the coast of Cape Jaffa, South Australia, as being ‘lost in the north-east of South Australia’

    Would that make Darwin in the North West of South Australia?

  49. herodotus

    Ha-ha!
    Hey Monts, let this sink in:
    Trump is now President.
    Senate and Congress are GOP.
    He will get 2 0r 3 SCOTUS picks.
    The GOP are one state legislature away from being able to make Constitutional Amendments.
    The only thing standing in Trump’s way was the media and they are now out of the game.
    Are you scared?

    Scared? He laughs at online danger, spits on conservatives, but still holds the rake-treadathon record.
    Yep, he’s terrified that his world is collapsing.

  50. john constantine

    “You will outnumber all of us”.

    The proud claim in his final speech as president that the hussein obama voteherd strategy is on the brink of tipping Amerika into the badlands of eternal transformation.

  51. john constantine

    I missed their hussein obama mentioning that one of the murdered black cops could have been his son or daughter.

  52. Andrew M.

    ABC actually mentions Islam as a cause of violence against women.
    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-11/why-honour-killings-continue-in-pakistan-despite-tough-new-laws/8172756
    Never thought I’d see them say it.
    Of course they spin it by saying the women died NOT because the Muslims killed them but because particular extreme Taliban supporters killed them and the government didn’t stop them.

  53. thefrolickingmole

    Heres the story on the Maurice Blackburn slugs going for the criminal jackpot thats to their ABC, which also had one of the principal lawyers of the firm on this morning to drum up business in an “interview”.

    You will have to read the whole article for a full flavour of the crap thats about to be treated as though it has any merit at all.

    Juvenile detainees launch class action against Northern Territory
    Lead applicants Dylan Jenkings and Aaron Hyde will claim compensation for alleged abuse they suffered as teenage detainees

    Current and former detainees of the Northern Territory’s juvenile detention centre have launched a class action against the NT government over their treatment, including fresh allegations of teargassing in April last year.

    The social justice class action will allege the then children were subject to abuse, battery, and/or false imprisonment while being held in NT correctional facilities, as recently as July last year.

    The class action announced on Wednesday is brought on behalf of detainees who were abused while in detention between 1 August 2006 and 23 December 2016.

    “We do not suggest the members of this class action did not deserve to be deprived of their liberty but we do claim that when children are routinely subject to human rights abuses … that they should be compensated and those who do it should be accountable,” Maurice Blackburn class action principal lawyer, Ben Slade, said on Wednesday.

    The lead applicants are Dylan Jenkings and Aaron Hyde, two men now aged 18 and 20, who will claim compensation for alleged abuse they suffered as teenage detainees. At the date of application at least seven group members of the class action had claims against the NT government, but the lawyer representing the group believes there could be hundreds of potential claimants.

    The case is expected to bring into question the legality of detaining children in isolated cells, as well as past laws around restraints. The application noted legislative changes made last year to the use of restraints on children, but said Hyde and Jenkings were still wrongfully imprisoned and detained even under the previous laws.

    According to a statement of claim filed in the federal court, Jenkings alleged in April last year staff members entered his cell at Don Dale, teargassed him and another detainee, and handcuffed them.


    “The Territory’s juvenile justice system has been shown over and over again to not only have failed to rehabilitate those in its care, but have allowed many children to be abused by some of its own employees,” said Slade, who urged others to come forward.

    Slade told media in Sydney, Maurice Blackburn had been approached by Darwin-based legal workers to look into some cases.

    “We concluded that the evidence of assaults, battery and excessive use of isolation beyond the powers permitted by the Northern Territory’s Youth Justice Act was overwhelming,” he said.

    They also determined alleged victims had a right to compensation, and because of an “extraordinary” six-month limitation period they commenced action immediately.

  54. Geriatric Mayfly

    January 11 1920
    Like every morning I have had my enema, in order to preserve a clear skin and sweet breath. It is a family habit, approved by Dr. Pinard. One of Maman’s old great-aunts, the beautiful Madame Rhomès, died at the age of ninety and a half with a complexion of lillies and roses, skin like a child’s. She took her little enema, it seems, at five o’clock every evening, so that she would sleep very well. She did it cheerfully in public. She would simply stand in front of the fireplace; her servant would come in discreetly, armed with the loaded syringe; Madame Rhomès would lean forward gracefully so that her full skirts lifted, one two there, and it was done! Conversation was not interrupted. After a minute or two my beautiful ancestress would disappear briefly, soon to return with the satisfaction of a duty performed. Liane de Pougy

  55. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Getting over my cold by swigging a Hendricks gin (Scottish, mild cucmber flavour, you have it with cucumber on the side, not lemon). Last had this in a baronial hotel on loch’s edge near Inverness in Scotland, at a four-gin tasting. Ended up seeing tartans in eight colours and stag at bay on the wall winking at me as I got into bed. The Scots are really going hot for making boutique gins these days.

    Dis good stuff is fine wit’ de antibiotics, Dr. Hairy assures me.

  56. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    If taken with Fever-Tree tonic, he assures me. As this is.

  57. srr

    It does strike me as particularly SOROS-esque that at a time like this, JC’s Uncle George and all that ilk would decide piss-talk is the winning strategy to forestall the continuing and inevitable crumbling of the Soros & Co.’s of the world –

    at DRUDGE –

    New calls for Soros Crackdown…

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-10/trump-s-win-prompts-hungarian-call-for-crackdown-on-soros-groups

  58. egg_

    sTan Grant hosting 730 – how long till he drops the tan?

  59. Snoopy

    According to CNN @ 5.25 pm AE, the CIA has gone all in.

    CNN has reviewed a 35-page compilation of the memos, from which the two-page synopsis was drawn. The memos originated as opposition research, first commissioned by anti-Trump Republicans, and later by Democrats. At this point, CNN is not reporting on details of the memos, as it has not independently corroborated the specific allegations. But, in preparing this story, CNN has spoken to multiple high ranking intelligence, administration, congressional and law enforcement officials, as well as foreign officials and others in the private sector with direct knowledge of the memos.
    Some of the memos were circulating as far back as last summer. What has changed since then is that US intelligence agencies have now checked out the former British intelligence operative and his vast network throughout Europe and find him and his sources to be credible enough to include some of the information in the presentations to the President and President-elect a few days ago.

  60. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    You will have to read the whole article for a full flavour of the crap thats about to be treated as though it has any merit at all.

    Interesting reading. Given that both these specimens are currently in a adult gaol, what’s their point? If the guards at Don Dale had treated them with respect and dignity, they would never have re-offended?

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    GM – On a day where the showers are quite golden that excerpt by de Pougy is…heavy.
    I have no idea how our species can possibly survive.

    Presumably this is her.

  62. H B Bear

    sTan Grant hosting 730 – how long till he drops the tan?

    (S)Tan manages to clamber aboard the ALPBC staff co-op and the warm bosom of the taxpayers’ tit. Quietly thanks Googles G’s overtly racist hiring policies.

  63. Bruce of Newcastle

    Last had this in a baronial hotel on loch’s edge near Inverness in Scotland, at a four-gin tasting. Ended up seeing tartans in eight colours and stag at bay on the wall winking at me as I got into bed. The Scots are really going hot for making boutique gins these days.

    Sniff. My family have been Scots for more than a thousand years (true!). We have no tartan, being lowlanders. Tartan is for pussies.

  64. Geriatric Mayfly

    Given your numerous critiques of hotels Lizzie, I imagine the Fever-Tree tonic is from that stately specimen around which the foyer of the Stanley [in Nairobi] is built. Not sure if it’s the original tree, but messages are still attached, as they were to a tree in the days when the place was a frontier town. People would advertise their comings and goings, meeting places and assignations as they wandered the Dark Continent. For many it must have been a tree of untold “healing” surprises.

  65. Nanuestalker

    Hendricks … a over-rated hipster gin

  66. Drink-up Socrates

    Scuse me for being (as always) really dumb; but, even I, when seeking to overturn a recently elected President wouldn’t go near a pitch claiming that Trump pooped under a pillow of a hotel room that nobody even knew that Pres Moron was going to stay in some time in the future. In order to defile the bed that Godhead and his Cow were going to sleep in. The Don is lotsa things, but petty, he ain’t.
    Prostitutes, golden showers; the two I ladies would have his balls.
    As for big hats in dark alleys in Prague – I mean, wheely, who wrote this shit – Rob Oakeshott.
    Methinks that the ‘unnamed’ agent may have confused Donald with Michael Moore.
    No wonder the Soviets constantly walked all over the CIA bureaucrats.

  67. testpattern

    ‘Would that make darwin the nw of South Australia’

    Yes, of course, surprised you had to ask. Here in Port Irony capital of the Pilbara, we’ve just finished watching Red Dog – The Nativity, starring B.Brown as Joseph, N.Kidman as Mary and Red Dog as baby Red Dog. Now we’re waiting for the sequel due out in April, Red Dog – The Betrayal.

  68. jupes

    Um, you’re joking right?

    Dotty is the dumbest person on this blog. Probably ever.

  69. Diogenes

    For the booze knowledgeable cats ….
    In Patong I had a a “Singapore Sling” that had no pineapple & was heavy on bitters that was fantastic.
    In Singapore , I had Singapore Slings from several places that were heavy on pineapple & no bitters and as I do not like pineapple, was in comparison foul.

    I have searching high & low for a recipe for the pineapple-less version without success, the recipes I can find match the ones I had in Singapore. Could the Patongan sling have actually been something else (it wasn’t a pink gin – of which I also sampled many) ? If so a few clues would be gratefully received .

    I am currently killing the left over Thai tummy bugs with 30yo genuine cuban rum no1 son gave me for Christmas (nektar fo teh gds)

  70. johanna

    When did Trump stay there? We stayed there in 2014 and were upgraded to a top floor suite

    Of course you were.

    Me! Me! Me!

    What possible relevance does your “upgrade” have, except so that you can once again big-note yourself? A person with less tendency to grandiosity and boasting might just mention that you stayed there.

    You really can’t help yourself, can you?

  71. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    We have no tartan, being lowlanders. Tartan is for pussies.

    Last time but one , I was in Scotland, we were looking at a memorial to William Wallace, who was depicted wearing a kilt. The tour guide assured us that Lowland Scots, of whom Wallace was one, wore tartan, but they didn’t wear the kilt.

  72. testpattern

    #springtime4susan

    I’m reading ‘zen and the art of rorting travel expenses’ so kindly lent to me by dearest bronny. Apparently, it all goes a lot smoother if you can take the ego out of it. I’m having some trouble with the ego death thing, but I managed to become brain dead in one easy step. I thoroughly recommend this book to all my ex parliamentary colleagues.

  73. jupes

    Hey check out the ABC “experts'” fantasy questions for The Donald.

    Just remember these pompous blowhards will never be in a position to ask the great man a question. Ever.

    They are too stupid and irrelevant.

  74. Tintarella di Luna

    Just remember these pompous blowhards will never be in a position to ask the great man a question. Ever.

    +1000

  75. Snoopy

    Brisbane ABC television news is reporting a spike in heat-related 000 calls. I wonder what the normal level of heat-related calls is?

  76. johanna

    Tom
    #2258797, posted on January 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    They [WSJ] are on the same trajectory as the New York Times, just a bit behind it.

    Totally disagree, Johanna. I don’t care about commentary, just facts I can trust.

    If you’d said that about Ruperdink’s London Times, you’d be totally correct. Mudrock has been neglecting his housekeeping.

    I’m confused. Are you saying that either the London or the New York Times are reliable news sources these days? Good grief.

    As for the WSJ, it is still a mixture, but it is only a matter of time. 20 years ago, it would never have published some of the twaddle it now does about glowbull warmening, how Trump is the anti-Christ, how terrible inequalidy is and so on.

    Let the scales fall from your eyes!

  77. testpattern

    ‘My family have been scots for more than a thousand years’

    Doesn’t it get boring?

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    Zulu – I’ve checked the tartan registry. Our family has no tartan. I have a Scottish inherited second name which firstborn children have received for centuries. I know many distant family from that diaspora, in Jamaica, US, Canada and Scotland. We’re a wee branch, my grandfather, grandmother and my mum, who migrated to Australia after WW2. But no, no tartan.

  79. .

    jupes
    #2258857, posted on January 11, 2017 at 8:02 pm
    Um, you’re joking right?

    Dotty is the dumbest person on this blog. Probably ever.

    I have seen the following ridiculous, “serious” claims made on this blog over the last two years:

    More terrorism would be good as it would help Trump get elected
    We should have white and christian only immigration
    We should have no immigration at all
    We should actually nuke the middle east to defeat Islam or militant Islam (pick your poison), without regard for Jews, Christians etc or Muslim Africa or Europe, or what would happen to neighbouring nations (such as Israel and Russia)
    There are 22 km long open cut coal mines in QLD threatening our prime agricultural land
    China wants to invade us by buying overpriced houses in Toorak and a few farms in New England
    Disagreeing with argumentative trolls is “autistic”

    Now you define a asking question hoping for incredulity as gullibility. That is childish hucksterism.

  80. JC

    We must be getting near the end of the bottle.

  81. .

    jupes
    #2258857, posted on January 11, 2017 at 8:02 pm
    Um, you’re joking right?

    Dotty is the dumbest person on this blog. Probably ever.

    I have seen the following ridiculous, “serious” claims made on this blog over the last two years:

    More terrorism would be good as it would help Trump get elected
    We should have white and christian only immigration
    We should have no immigration at all
    We should actually nuke the middle east to defeat Islam or militant Islam (pick your poison), without regard for Juws, Christians etc or Muslim Africa or Europe, or what would happen to neighbouring nations (such as Israel and Russia)
    There are 22 km long open cut coal mines in QLD threatening our prime agricultural land
    China wants to invade us by buying overpriced houses in Toorak and a few farms in New England
    Disagreeing with argumentative trolls is “autistic”

    Now you define a asking question hoping for incredulity as gullibility. That is absurd.

  82. srr

    Did California Really Legalize Child Prostitution?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNPpXyBedD8

    10 Jan 2017
    Conchita Sarnoff from the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking joins us to discuss the recent legislation in California that is rumored to have legalized child prostitution.

  83. calli

    Just had a look at the Registry Bruce, and yes, there it was – The Beloved’s tartan. 1822.

    Heh. It is remarkably ugly. And green.

  84. Carpe Jugulum

    We have no tartan, being lowlanders. Tartan is for pussies.

    My side of family has a Tartan. Dulce Periculum is the motto.

    Lady Jugulum Has something similar

    Suffer in your jocks. 🙂

  85. Snoopy

    “Aren’t your plans to stimulate the economy at this stage of the cycle dangerous and counterproductive?”

    Phillip Lasker, ABC finance correspondent

  86. Bruce of Newcastle

    Doesn’t it get boring?

    TP – In the late 17th or early 18th C my ancestor had a sugar plantation in Jamaica. My grandma^5 or ^6 was his lady slave. They had 8 kids but never married. My fourth cousin, who I met in Kingston, was a rep for Appletons. He gave me a tie, which is most excellent and which I treasure. I can’t find a pic of it online, but Appletons rum is rather nice.

    After that some family returned to Scotland, I am from that branch. My grandfather, who migrated to Australia, was a mate of Sir Mark Oliphant. Which is why he ended up here. I take after him.

    To answer your question: no.

  87. Last time but one , I was in Scotland, we were looking at a memorial to William Wallace, who was depicted wearing a kilt. The tour guide assured us that Lowland Scots, of whom Wallace was one, wore tartan, but they didn’t wear the kilt.

    Erm… yeah.
    You’d know this from the Army. Lowland regiments do not wear a kilt.

  88. Carpe Jugulum

    JC
    #2258874, posted on January 11, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    We must be getting near the end of the bottle.

    I’m not as think as you drunk i am

  89. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, mistake, I meant late 18th or early 19th C. Not sure exactly the dates. Early 1800’s before Wilberforce.

  90. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Zulu – I’ve checked the tartan registry. Our family has no tartan. I have a Scottish inherited second name which firstborn children have received for centuries. I know many distant family from that diaspora, in Jamaica, US, Canada and Scotland. We’re a wee branch, my grandfather, grandmother and my mum, who migrated to Australia after WW2. But no, no tartan.

    I’m not doubting your word for a moment – my reading of your post was that Lowland Scots, in general, had no tartan, rather then your family in particular.

  91. I’ve checked the tartan registry. Our family has no tartan.

    Don’t be so sure of that.
    That site sux as a reference (IMHO)

  92. calli

    Trews?

    Carpe, those kimonos are utterly lovely.

    I brought back a suitcase of Japanese textiles, some from temple flea markets.

  93. .

    A commenter writes a rational, reasonable response to the delusional, ill informed interview SRR linked to:

    Daryl Davis1 hour ago (edited)
    No, no, no, no, no.

    This particular meme seems to be the Right’s version of the Left’s “Donald Trump made fun of a disabled man” canard. Nothing–NOTHING–in this bill legalizes child prostitution. Pimps, johns, child pornographers, etc., still are committing crimes. What it does do is move child prostitutes from the category of juvenile delinquent (criminal) to that of dependent juvenile (abuse, neglect). Dependent juveniles may be detained for their own safety.

    At about 5:25, Mr. Shroyer opines that this is, “skirting the judicial process,” and that he expects the judge to determine whether the child is a criminal or a victim. This comment reveals a complete lack of knowledge of the juvenile justice system in California. Juveniles arrested for crimes are charged under the delinquency statute. Juvenile court and adult court are separate entities, and juvenile dependency (Welfare & Institutions Code 300) is a separate system from juvenile delinquency (W&I 602). The prosecution may, in instances of criminal conduct displaying extreme sophistication or brutality, move to have the child tried as an adult: if the motion is granted, the case is moved from the juvenile jurisdiction to the adult jurisdiction and the delinquency statute no longer applies.

    The problem with the law prior to this reform is that juvenile delinquents DO have records. Yes, the records are “sealed” (not really) after 18, but adults are in some cases, e.g., a law enforcement background investigation, required to disclose juvenile convictions: “Have you ever been convicted as a juvenile of an offense that would be punishable as a crime if committed by an adult?” or similar language. This can negatively affect employment prospects, and runs counter to the ideal of juvenile justice as a rehabilitative rather than a punitive system. Imagine a young woman, formerly a victim of child sex trafficking, who wants to become a police officer to rescue other kids from what she was put through: do we really want to saddle her for life with the stigma of a juvenile delinquency conviction? Also, juvenile convictions may be counted as “strikes” under California’s “Three Strikes” law, and adults who have been convicted as juveniles of sex offenses may be required to register as sex offenders.

    You can’t imagine how strange it is for me to rally in defense of the mob of Stalinists and criminal lunatics in the California Legislature, but I have to follow the truth where it leads.

  94. Zyconoclast

    Nanuestalker
    #2258850, posted on January 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm
    Hendricks … a over-rated hipster gin

    Agreed, for the price of this cucumber water you can have the sublime Tanqueray 10

    Capi tonic

    No lemon needed. Just ice in a crystal tumbler.

  95. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Erm… yeah.
    You’d know this from the Army. Lowland regiments do not wear a kilt.

    I was aware of that, thank you, Salvatore, but the rest of the bus was comprised of American tourists, who regarded “Braveheart” as being a documentary, rather then fiction.

  96. the rest of the bus was comprised of American tourists

    You did a bus tour of Scotland with … Americans?
    Why don’t you just slip out to the shed, do the vice up on your old feller, and nail your balls to the bench? It’d be more fun.

  97. tailgunner

    Same difference according to Monst.

    Monty Meltdowns.
    Awesome stuff.
    Some Cats started giving him cred. He was starting to take the red pill.
    Now he’s gone full retard, it’s all over for Monty.
    He used to be better than this.

  98. Boambee John

    M0nty at 1820,

    You suggest that, if a particular meeting took place in Prague, then Trump has committed treason.

    How would you rate the case of a Secretary of State who, after a large donation was made to her private Foundation, approved the sale of 20 percent of US uranium resources to a Russian company?

    Purely a rhetorical question!

  99. testpattern

    ‘My grandmother was his lady slave’

    So that makes you Django Dundee?

  100. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    You did a bus tour of Scotland with … Americans?

    It was a one day bus tour out of Edinburgh through Stirling Castle and the Borders, the tour guide was an agreeably warped Scotsman, who didn’t like Americans, had never met an Australian who liked good Scotch, and we had a ball, thank you.

  101. Tom

    I’m confused. Are you saying that either the London or the New York Times are reliable news sources these days? Good grief.

    Yes. The London Times’ factual news reporting is good quality. The NYT news reporting is like all FMIC news reporting: there are huge slabs of information that are deleted against the public interest to support extremist political narratives. That is what Their ABC does: ludricous unreporting of facts because they undermine extremist positions.

    At all three organisations, commentary is off-the-charts mad leftist. I couldn’t care less about the commentary: just the quality of news information and whether it is being delivered ethically, which the ABC and NYT (and Fakefacts, for that matter) do not do, in my opinion.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    Monty Meltdowns.
    Awesome stuff.

    Rick Wilson is currently tumescent with glee.

    He thinks the dossier is going to see Trump impeached. Very excited for a guy who claims he had nothing to do with it.

  103. Senile Old Guy

    Singapore Sling, no pineapple.

    Ice
    1 1/2 ounces kirsch
    3/4 ounce gin
    1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
    1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar
    Chilled sparkling water, preferably Apollinaris
    Orange wheel, for garnish
    Maraschino or brandied cherry, for garnish (see related recipe)

    Yes, that was my first hit.

    [The GoogleFu is strong in this one.]

  104. Infidel Tiger

    Oh yeah, Egg McMuffin is so excited he thinks he might be able to get a boner for a female.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    So that makes you Django Dundee?

    Hehe! It does mean our family migrated to Australia illegally. White Australia policy…
    OTOH that would never have applied since the circumstances were…unusual.
    If you work this out from the clues I gave, TP, you’d be a very good analyst for ASIS.
    My family has an interesting history.

  106. If someone said that Trump was a lizard alien from the planet Zork who transformed at night into a hideous alien lizard hermaphrodite with a penchant for deep fried gerbils up one of several lizard alien anuses, Muttley would believe it unquestioningly.

    In rakes we trust.

  107. Rabz

    So what’s this about Fatty Trump relieving himself all over some Rooshan prozzies in a motel suite?

    Can’t quite trust m0nty as my sole fake news source.

    P.S No, haven’t read any comments on this thread yet.

  108. memoryvault

    Ah no. You lot did. The story is a lot bigger and has been building for a lot longer than the cockamamie bulldust that 4chan has dreamt up.

    I feel another “Custer at the Alamo” moment coming on.

  109. ‘My family have been scots for more than a thousand years’

    Doesn’t it get boring?

    1000 years of scotch? Doesn’t sound boring to me.

  110. Tom

    WSJ:

    Russia on Wednesday denied it has compromising material on Donald Trump, calling a dossier of unverified allegations an “absolute fabrication” and an attempt to damage U.S.-Russian relations.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed the report, which claimed that Russia has material that could be used to blackmail Mr. Trump, as “pulp fiction,” according to Russian news agencies.

    “This is a clear attempt to damage our bilateral relations,” he said. “Truly, there are those who whip up this hysteria, who will break their necks to support this ‘witch hunt’”

    Mr. Peskov said that the Kremlin wasn’t involved in collecting compromising information on anyone, including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    His comments come a day after it emerged that U.S. intelligence agencies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have spent months trying to substantiate explosive claims, compiled by a former Western intelligence official, that Russian government operatives engaged in an extensive conspiracy with advisers to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign and employees of his company, according to people familiar with the matter.

  111. Carpe Jugulum

    Carpe, those kimonos are utterly lovely.

    They have a price tag to match.

    Lady Jugulums wedding Kimono (her grandmothers) would easily be 10K in today’s money.

  112. Bruce of Newcastle

    1000 years of scotch? Doesn’t sound boring to me.

    Eech. Rum, Beery. We advanced.
    Appleton Estate

  113. So that makes you Django Dundee?
    Hehe! It does mean our family migrated to Australia illegally. White Australia policy…

    Weren’t there full-blood Negro convicts on the first fleet?

  114. memoryvault

    Did the bush lawyers on the Car ever work out what happens next?

    Today’s finding by itself is pretty meaningless, Zulu. Before anything can happen, the “other” court matter has to be settled. Was Culleton eligible to stand in the first place? If “yes” then we have a casual vacancy and it is filled by whoever PHON choose to nominate. It doesn’t have to be anybody who originally was on the ticket for PHON.

    If “no” then the AEC will do a recount which will almost certainly (according to Antony Green) mean the next in line on the PHON ticket gets the spot. This is Culleton’s BiL, and he too, has fallen out with Hanson, so that should be interesting if it comes to pass.

    Yes. I am surprised the LNP didn’t try to say that PHON didn’t have a valid ticket and hey boom, WA by Barney appoints another LNP Senator.

    This possibility is ruled out by the Constitution, JC. One way or another, it will be a PHON candidate, past or present, depending on the outstanding court case.

  115. calli

    And the rest, Carpe. Out of interest, I priced up a traditional outfil at one of the department stores. Eyewatering.

    I snaffled some obi fabric from a garment maker, just an offcut. Unlike western garments, kimonos have very little wasteage as they are designed on the fabric width. I love the respect the Japanese have for their materials, however humble.

  116. johanna

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2258832, posted on January 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    January 11 1920
    Like every morning I have had my enema, in order to preserve a clear skin and sweet breath. It is a family habit, approved by Dr. Pinard. One of Maman’s old great-aunts, the beautiful Madame Rhomès, died at the age of ninety and a half with a complexion of lillies and roses, skin like a child’s. She took her little enema, it seems, at five o’clock every evening, so that she would sleep very well. She did it cheerfully in public. She would simply stand in front of the fireplace; her servant would come in discreetly, armed with the loaded syringe; Madame Rhomès would lean forward gracefully so that her full skirts lifted, one two there, and it was done! Conversation was not interrupted. After a minute or two my beautiful ancestress would disappear briefly, soon to return with the satisfaction of a duty performed. Liane de Pougy

    Talk about TMI.

    Still, it is well known that a lot of the upper classes of Europe, including the monarchs, suffered from constipation. There are stories of Henry VIII and his relatives “straining at stool” and so on. We don’t know much about how the rest of the population went in that department.

    There are a few reasons for this. One is that privies were distant, cold, smelly and generally not somewhere you would go in the middle of a freezing night, or even in the daytime if you had skirts and petticoats or complicated breeches to deal with. People tended to put it off.

    Another was the diet, which for rich people was lacking in roughage. Combined with drinking a lot of booze (because the water was dodgy,) the aristocratic diet was heavy on meat, which is fine as long as you don’t get dehydrated. It was light on wholegrain anything, fruit, and vegetables. The booze dehydrated them, and dehydration sucks the water out of stools in the lower bowel, so they get hard and difficult to move along. Sorry to mention this unpleasnt fact on this family blog, but ask any surgeon at a big hospital about removing ancient, rock-hard poo from alcoholics.

    The craze for enemas and colonic irrigation has a long history, although I wouldn’t call it “distinguished.”

    GM, love your work. Please keep it up.

  117. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Spot of spacechooking here – good title, just released on the “Breaker Morant” investigations and court’s martial. “Breaker Morant – the Final Roundup” by Joe West and Roger Roper. Has a look at some of the myths that surround the matter, and prove, yet again that the film might be a very fine court room drama, but it is a long way from fact.

  118. Tintarella di Luna

    Weren’t there full-blood Negro convicts on the first fleet?

    I don’t know but I’m pretty sure I read somewhere there was an Italian pirate on board.

  119. Snoopy

    Those source documents US intelligence and the MSM are investing so much in possess a certain je ne sais pas.

    However, there were other aspects to TRUMP’s engagement with the
    Russian authorities. One which had borne fruit for them was to exploit
    personal obsesslons and sexual perversion in order to obtain
    suitable ‘kompromat’ [compromising material] on him. According to
    Source D, where s/he had been present, (perverted) conduct in
    Moscow included hiring the presidential suite ofthe Ritz Carlton Hotel,
    where he knew President and OBAMA {whom he hated] had stayed
    on one ottherr orhcial trips to Russia, and deriling the bed where they had
    slept by employing a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’
    (urination) show in front of him. The hotel was known to be under FSE
    control with microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms

    to record anything they wanted to.

    The Moscow Ritz Carlt involvin TRUMP re orted above was
    confirmed by
    who said that s/he and several ofthe Staffwere aware ofit att time
    and subsequently. S/he believed it had happened in 2013. Source
    provided an introduction for a company ethnic Russian operative to
    Source F, a female staffer at the hotel when TRUMP had stayed there, who
    also confirmed the story. Speaking separately in lune 2016, Source [the
    former top level Russian intelligence officer) asserted that
    unorthodox behavior in Russia over the years had provided the
    authorities there with enough embarrassing material on the now
    Republican presidential candidate to be able to blackmail him if they so
    wished

    h/t testpattern

  120. cohenite

    Today’s finding by itself is pretty meaningless, Zulu. Before anything can happen, the “other” court matter has to be settled. Was Culleton eligible to stand in the first place? If “yes” then we have a casual vacancy and it is filled by whoever PHON choose to nominate. It doesn’t have to be anybody who originally was on the ticket for PHON.

    If “no” then the AEC will do a recount which will almost certainly (according to Antony Green) mean the next in line on the PHON ticket gets the spot. This is Culleton’s BiL, and he too, has fallen out with Hanson, so that should be interesting if it comes to pass.

    Correct. In either case Pauline’s selection process has to get it’s act together.

  121. testpattern

    ‘A good analyst’

    This is the book I use for my ciphers. The cover of my auld copy is different, it has a cartoon of a scot looking down to the footpath and finding sixpence. Lucky Bastard. And he’s not even near a bus stop.

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/gaidhligwonderland.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/gaelic-without-groans/amp/

  122. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Today’s finding by itself is pretty meaningless, Zulu. Before anything can happen, the “other” court matter has to be settled

    Thank you, M.V.

  123. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    What possible relevance does your “upgrade” have, except so that you can once again big-note yourself?

    It might suggest we didn’t book into such a grand apartment, Jo, but got lucky. Which might explain the rest of the comment. Your green eyes can’t see that though.

    Sqwark, sqwark, again from you, Pecky. Get lost. I can’t be bothered with you.

  124. .

    Yes. I am surprised the LNP didn’t try to say that PHON didn’t have a valid ticket and hey boom, WA by Barney appoints another LNP Senator.

    This possibility is ruled out by the Constitution, JC. One way or another, it will be a PHON candidate, past or present, depending on the outstanding court case.

    I would hope so, but I wouldn’t bet on it. From the amended s 15:

    he was publicly recognised by a particular political party as being an endorsed candidate of that party and publicly represented himself to be such a candidate

    I wouldn’t put it past the uniparty to argue that the invalidity of a GVT means that you are not publicly recognised and endorsed.

  125. Atoms for Peace

    Snoopy..The ABC wil also call a 000 spike in winter related home fires . Can’t blame the stupid bastards as they live in a 24 C gold fish bowl.

  126. Snoopy

    This seems legit. Certainly explains Trump’s lack of exposure to Russian real estate.

    Finally, regarding claimed minimal investment profile in Russia,
    a separate source with direct knowledge said this had not been for want
    of trying. previous efforts had included exploring the real estate
    sector in St Petersburg as well as Moscow but in the end TRUMP had had
    to settle for the use of extensive sexual services there from local
    prostitutes rather than business success.

  127. Carpe Jugulum

    And the rest, Carpe. Out of interest, I priced up a traditional outfil at one of the department stores. Eyewatering.

    I speculated on the cost of Lady J’s wedding kinomo as it was her grandmothers, she has 2 others a formal and everyday kimono’s both were around $2000.

    A cheaper alternative is to get a yukata (Summer wear) and use the same obi.

  128. Shelley

    When did Trump stay there? We stayed there in 2014 and were upgraded to a top floor suite

    Of course you were.

    Me! Me! Me!

    What possible relevance does your “upgrade” have, except so that you can once again big-note yourself? A person with less tendency to grandiosity and boasting might just mention that you stayed there.

    and

    Last had this in a baronial hotel on loch’s edge near Inverness in Scotland, at a four-gin tasting.

    So predictable. Other Cats’ travel stories don’t come across with the same level of pomposity.

  129. memoryvault

    I wouldn’t put it past the uniparty to argue that the invalidity of a GVT means that you are not publicly recognised and endorsed.

    What’s a “GVT” and is it contagious?

  130. .

    BUT…(like Birdie would say) you might ask:

    Dot – what you are saying makes NO sense, it defies logic.

    Heh. Read up on Wickard v Filburn and Cole v Whitfield.

    Political courts will play games and contradict 80-140 or so years of precedent for their schmackos.

    Judge Napolitano explains Wickard v Filburn.

  131. Snoopy

    What’s a “GVT”

    It’s Dutch for G&T.

  132. Mr. Peskov said that the Kremlin wasn’t involved in collecting compromising information on anyone, including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Haha, and of course the Cat swallows this rubbish.

  133. .

    This is good. This is why *you* are getting screwed – similarly we are being screwed in the same way the US Congress are using obscure legal precedents are relying on absurd cases in themselves.

    Leftist law professors busted by Reason TV.

    The net result was never actually intended to be law.

    Good but depressing.

    It would be great if the public here knew about the external affairs power, the nationhood power, the corporations power, our own trade and commerce clauses and how these are bizarrely interpreted to give the Commonwealth Parliament powers it was never intended to have, and we never voted into the constitution.

  134. Rabz

    of course the Cat swallows this rubbish

    Unlike your good self swallowing quality j’ism by the bucketload, eh, m0nts?

  135. memoryvault

    Why would the entire Group Voting Ticket itself be invalid, just because one name on it happened to be ineligible to nominate as a candidate? That makes no bloody sense at all.
    PHON itself would have to be declared a non-party, before their GVT could be invalidated, and I can’t see that happening. In fact, nobody’s even suggesting it.

  136. Makka

    Mr. Peskov said that the Kremlin wasn’t involved in collecting compromising information on anyone, including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    There was no need. Podesta and Huma did the job nicely and then were so thick they couldn’t secure their email traffic. Who uses “password” as their password – seriously?

  137. egg_

    Mr. Peskov said that the Kremlin wasn’t involved in collecting compromising information on anyone, including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    The Hildebeest treated them to a Golden Shower when her bag burst?

  138. .

    IF Trump retains a Congressional majority and gets one more State legislature – he should really push to eliminate the commerce clause, or modify it to say “as to only ensure free trade between the states and no other purpose”.

  139. .

    MV

    If you have a ticket of two, and one candidate was ineligible to stand before nomination – is the ticket valid?

  140. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mr. Peskov said that the Kremlin wasn’t involved in collecting compromising information on anyone, including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Haha, and of course the Cat swallows this rubbish.

    Nice Mr Peskov must have some really juicy stuff on Hillary then?
    I’m all ears!

  141. srr

    The Mysterious FBI Sunday Document Dump #5 and The “Missing” Clinton Seagate Hard Drive…
    Posted on January 10, 2017 by sundance

    Update to clarify the context of the FBI release from Katica, the internet researcher who discovered the documents:

    (Via Katica) Please keep in mind that this release was not a Sunday doc dump. It is still not on the FBI Vault site. https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton And the FBI Vault Twitter account has not Tweeted it out. https://twitter.com/FBIRecordsVault Nor has the FBI released a statement on it. I imagine they are freaking out right about now. I’m probably on a list for sure now and it isn’t for employment.

    The document was only accessible from my archive.is link. Now that it has been shared a million or more times (lol) it is becoming searchable on Google. We have no idea if/when they were going to release it. The FBI has made no mention of the document as of yet either. I do hope that a news site does an article on that aspect of it.

    As many of you are aware the FBI mysteriously dumped 300 pages of investigative material in an unusual Sunday evening upload. For the sake of brevity we are calling it “a release”.

    The timing and content of the FBI release are curious and a few people are attempting to understand what’s going on.

    It has taken us a full day to look over the #5 release and scour it for information. There’s some rather interesting findings.

    What follows below may possibly indicate a motive, and might also outline an internal effort within the FBI to push forward: a.) action by President Obama on behalf of Hillary Clinton, vis-a-vis a pardon; or, b.) action by the incoming administration to ensure criminal charges.

    FBI Releases More Clinton Email Records – Smoking Gun –
    Judge Andrew Napolitano – Lou Dobbs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es4sewPllAc

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/10/the-mysterious-fbi-sunday-document-dump-5-and-the-missing-clinton-seagate-hard-drive/#more-126885

  142. memoryvault

    If you have a ticket of two, and one candidate was ineligible to stand before nomination – is the ticket valid?

    I really have no idea, Dot. It would be something for the High Court to sort out. As is happening. But it doesn’t matter anyway. It’s not relevant in this case. As I understand it, there were three on the WA PHON ticket – Culleton, his BiL, and Culleton’s sister – in that order.

  143. Trump Must Expose Obama’s Abuses of Power
    President-elect Donald Trump will face pervasive doubts about his legitimacy from the day he takes office. Trump’s opponents will assert that he is governing in unprecedented and reckless ways. The best response to that charge is to open the books to reveal how the Obama administration stretched its power far beyond what most Americans realized.

    Trump should follow the excellent precedent set by Barack Obama. In 2009, shortly after he took office, Obama released many of the secret Bush administration legal memos that explained why the president was supposedly entitled to order torture, deploy troops in American towns and cities, and ignore the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on warrantless, unreasonable searches. Those revelations proved that the Bush administration was far more of an elective dictatorship than most people suspected.

  144. rickw

    Katoomba has cancelled its ANZAC day march for fear of terrorism.

    No one has mentioned the obvious answer.
    If the NSW plod won’t turn out then just let the marchers carry firearms.
    It’s not as if they don’t know how to use them.

    This is the preferred arrangement! The marchers are way more competent than plod and there is actually a war going on.

  145. .

    Any indication who Pauline will pick anyway?

  146. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    This is the preferred arrangement! The marchers are way more competent than plod and there is actually a war going on.

    A pitched firefight in the streets of Katoomba – Old diggers 5, muzzo’s nil…

  147. johanna

    Snoopy
    #2258867, posted on January 11, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Brisbane ABC television news is reporting a spike in heat-related 000 calls. I wonder what the normal level of heat-related calls is?

    Heat related calls in Brisbane?

    FFS, it gets hotter in Adelaide, which is is a long, long way south.

    I suspect that it is those goldfish-brained “journalists” who get all excited when it gets over 30C and fill the pages of what is laughingly called our news media with astonishing revelations like that it is a good idea to stay out of the sun when it is hot.

    I fully expect that our caring State gubbmints will soon institute “Heatwave Hotlines” at our expense in the forseeable. Because they care.

  148. Carpe Jugulum

    The Hildebeest treated them to a Golden Shower when her bag burst?

    That’s it, i’m off to soak my brain in paint stripper to remove the taint.

    Curse your oily hide Egg.

  149. .

    I bet that the BMCC have been trying to end the ANZAC march for years.

    The whole place is like a sister city to Byron Bay and Nimbin.

    They have a 100 mn AUD annual budget. They can’t find 70k?

    Bollocks. I bet they can fund “art”, overpriced road reseals and $400 bins. Plus a carriage house of brand new 4WD utes to cruise around town all day and do jack shit.

  150. Snoopy

    As I understand it, there were three on the WA PHON ticket – Culleton, his BiL, and Culleton’s sister – in that order.

    How did that happen? Did PHON only have three members in WA?

  151. memoryvault

    Any indication who Pauline will pick anyway?

    No idea. Custard would be better placed to have an opinion on that.
    Whichever qwerty keyboard queer Ashby has earmarked, I suspect.

  152. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    I bet that the BMCC have been trying to end the ANZAC march for years.

    If the Oz is to be believed, they could find $130,000 to fund a campaign against a second airport at Badgery’s Creek.

  153. Penthouse‏@Penthouse
    ATTENTION:
    We are offering up to $1-million for exclusive rights to the FSB tapes of Donald Trump’s #goldenshowers

    Hahaha!

  154. Zyconoclast

    Whichever qwerty keyboard queer Ashby has earmarked, I suspect.

    Is earmarked a more polite version of buggery?

    Peter Slipper makes a comeback?

  155. johanna

    Heh. Read up on Wickard v Filburn and Cole v Whitfield.

    I see that dot is setting us legal homework again.

    Make your argument, or go away.

  156. JC

    Monst.

    Penthouse wouldn’t have a million dollars to spare, you idiot. It’s broke.

  157. cohenite

    memoryvault

    #2258961, posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    If you have a ticket of two, and one candidate was ineligible to stand before nomination – is the ticket valid?

    I really have no idea, Dot. It would be something for the High Court to sort out. As is happening. But it doesn’t matter anyway. It’s not relevant in this case. As I understand it, there were three on the WA PHON ticket – Culleton, his BiL, and Culleton’s sister – in that order.

    With Culleton gone but a member of PHON at the time he was elected it is PHON which decides the replacement, not Culleton; or rather PHON provide binding guidance to the state of WA which votes on the nomination by PHON. The issue may be muddied if the state branch of PHON is at loggerheads with the federal branch.

    In any event the HC is still going to get a lot of business from PHON.

  158. They would make it back on advertising many times over if they got exclusive rights.

  159. Gab

    Great dare from Penthouse. They don’t have the money but they know it’s all bs anyway.

  160. Haha, and of course the Cat swallows this rubbish.

    Funny, coming from someone who shallows rakes as regularly as you do. You believe rubbish like piddlegate simply because of confirmation bias, and you have no objectivity to notice.

  161. candy

    In light of the sex tape allegation not working, the Alt Left are hoping for an assassination of D. Trump. That that is the last thing that can stop him ‘ruining’ the world, that he be assassinated, is the general idea of the extreme left. (and perhaps no so extreme!).

  162. I believe the correct tag is #watersportsgate.

  163. Tom

    Custard, if you’re reading, I think you have made a great choice to stay away from PHON. Hanson isn’t a leader, just a malcontent being gifted a constituency by an out-of-touch ruling class. She is like the LNP: she believes in nothing – but, unlike them, she knows what she doesn’t like. She represents the vacuum in Australian political leadership; she is an expression of our failure.

  164. Rev Archibald

    Remember when the left didn’t care about sex scandals?
    Personal lives, not relevant, yadda, yadda…
    When was that?
    Oh yeah, when Clinton was blowing his choad down the front of interns half his age.
    Suddenly, when unamed sources make up completely fanciful, absurd and prurient stories about Trump, the resident lefties are all over it like flies on a turd.
    Does the hypocrisy ever reach a level you feel the slightest tingle of shame?

  165. .

    johanna
    #2258979, posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:55 pm
    Heh. Read up on Wickard v Filburn and Cole v Whitfield.

    I see that dot is setting us legal homework again.

    Make your argument, or go away.

    The argument was fairly obvious. You are the only person whining (yet again).

    A primary school age child could understand what I wrote and the video linked to judge Napolitano was the same.

    Are you too lazy to watch a two-minute video? Maybe YOU don’t need to watch it, but some people may not be familiar with the topic. I certainly appreciate it when material is linked to an argument, I am repaying the courtesies extended here. Don’t you think this is a GOOD thing, Johanna?

    I am starting to suspect you actually and fully support the legal insurrection against the public.

  166. Tom

    Candy, you sound like you’re barracking for Lee Harvey Oswald.

  167. john constantine

    Their swampfilth control of local councils simply means Judge Dredd operates from the bottom end of politics up.

    Couldn’t the council drone airforce be deployed, or the all powerful council bylaws officers, or best of all, their council wymynsys could form a protective human shield around the ANZAC Day parade.

    Really, their fucking Stalinist councils are hellbent on destroying anything that is not progressing diversity voteherds.

    Wymynsys against rape in war rule.

    Watch the anti-trucks bollards spring up around council offices, to prevent rednecks getting violent.

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    The hotel was known to be under FSE
    control with microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms
    to record anything they wanted to.

    Goodness me. This was in 2013 and we stayed in such a room there in 2014?
    Makes me wonder now why we got that upgrade and exactly what they wanted to film.
    As I recall we were both pretty tired on that 3-day trip, ICMB’s outside too, so they were out of luck. 🙂

    You joining in the pecking now, Shelley? I had thought you might be better than that.

  169. .

    Personal lives, not relevant, yadda, yadda…
    When was that?

    It is still correct. As long as Trump/Turnbull aren’t hurting anyone else or kids/animals, no one should care if they spend their weekends in Dr Duran Duran’s Excessive Machine greased up in Astroglide(TM).

  170. Infidel Tiger

    Penthouse‏@Penthouse
    ATTENTION:
    We are offering up to $1-million for exclusive rights to the FSB tapes of Donald Trump’s #goldenshowers

    Cheap bastards.

    The tape would be worth multiple billions.

    I’ll bet I could Soros to give me at least a billion if i had it.

  171. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    piddlegate

    Beery, that’s a term that gives it the level of importance that it deserves.

  172. memoryvault

    With Culleton gone but a member of PHON at the time he was elected it is PHON which decides the replacement, not Culleton;

    1) – Nobody, especially not me, ever said that Culleton had any say in the matter.

    2) – PHON only get to decide the replacement if today’s “casual vacancy” finding holds. If the High Court finds that Culleton wasn’t eligible in the first place, then the AEC will do a recount, which will almost certainly hand it to the #2 on the PHON ticket, which is Culleton’s BiL, even though Hanson would probably prefer to eat her own first-born.

  173. Bear necessities

    Trumps sex tape will turn up at the same time as bill clintons tape with underage girls on orgy island.

  174. Mike of Marion

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2258994, posted on January 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Stay as you are – an enjoyment to read your adventures and your observations.. Don’t be side-tracked.

    Mike

  175. johanna

    Lots of advice for Trump here – “Trump should” bla bla bla.

    I bet he’s sitting around just waiting to get instructions from the “Trump should” crowd, any of whom would have built a fortune and won the US election at a canter, except they didn’t get around to it.

    In the US, they call them “Monday morning quarterbacks,” but in JC’s case they would we offering expert advice on how both teams could have won.

  176. Infidel Tiger

    You should shut up Johanna.

  177. Infidel Tiger

    #GoldenGate.

    Anything else is stupid.

  178. .

    Trump should repeal “everything” (Federal statute and regulation) back to 11:59:59 AM EST (US) (GMT-5) January 20, 2009 outside of constitutional cases decided by the USSC.

    He can call it the “2017 Omnibus Repeal Bill” as a nod to our own C.L.

  179. .

    .
    #2259006, posted on January 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    …and also US Federal non-constitutional common law made since Obama started appointing judges.

  180. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    ICBM’s actually. Got to get the acronym right. I blogged about that here on the Cat at the time.

    Just pompous big-noting stuff, of course. Nothing worth posting about seeing a big Ruski parade of nuclear weaponry and hearty Ruski cheering on the corner as the ICBM’s went by followed by over a hundred tanks tearing up the tarmac. The Ritz-Carlton overlooks the Kremlin, btw. Interesting choice for Obama to make for a stay.

  181. johanna

    Well done, Bruce.

    Piddlegate is now a Thing.

    As The Divine Lizzie’s admirers put it every time, beautifully written.

  182. Infidel Tiger

    Trump should repeal “everything” (Federal statute and regulation) back to 11:59:59 AM EST (US) (GMT-5) January 20, 2009 outside of constitutional cases decided by the USSC.

    Much further back than that.

  183. .

    Well of course IT.

    I think the other day I said 1989.

  184. Snoopy

    I’ll bet I could Soros to give me at least a billion if i had it.

    Are you sure you don’t?

    Must feel sorry for the Ritz Carlton though. I’ll bet their mattresses are copping a pounding. Rooms full of hookers, Trump lookalikes and cameramen.

  185. Trumps sex tape will turn up at the same time as bill clintons tape with underage girls on orgy island.

    It’s a battle between 4chan and reddit, winner takes all.

  186. Beery, that’s a term that gives it the level of importance that it deserves.

    Lizzie, don’t give me credit. I pinched it from BoN.

  187. Gab

    petition: The Quran to be removed from sale in Australia due to 18C violations.

    You’ll get jailed for thoughts like that in this country.

  188. Gab

    johanna
    #2259009, posted on January 11, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    As The Divine Lizzie’s admirers put it every time, beautifully written.

    Meow.

  189. srr

    The Mysterious FBI Sunday Document Dump #5 and The “Missing” Clinton Seagate Hard Drive…
    Posted on January 10, 2017 by sundance

    Update to clarify the context of the FBI release from Katica, the internet researcher who discovered the documents:

    (Via Katica) Please keep in mind that this release was not a Sunday doc dump. It is still not on the FBI Vault site. https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton And the FBI Vault Twitter account has not Tweeted it out. https://twitter.com/FBIRecordsVault Nor has the FBI released a statement on it. I imagine they are freaking out right about now. I’m probably on a list for sure now and it isn’t for employment.

    The document was only accessible from my archive.is link. Now that it has been shared a million or more times (lol) it is becoming searchable on Google. We have no idea if/when they were going to release it. The FBI has made no mention of the document as of yet either. I do hope that a news site does an article on that aspect of it.

    As many of you are aware the FBI mysteriously dumped 300 pages of investigative material in an unusual Sunday evening upload. For the sake of brevity we are calling it “a release”.

    The timing and content of the FBI release are curious and a few people are attempting to understand what’s going on.

    It has taken us a full day to look over the #5 release and scour it for information. There’s some rather interesting findings.

    What follows below may possibly indicate a motive, and might also outline an internal effort within the FBI to push forward: a.) action by President Obama on behalf of Hillary Clinton, vis-a-vis a pardon; or, b.) action by the incoming administration to ensure criminal charges.

    FBI Releases More Clinton Email Records – Smoking Gun –
    Judge Andrew Napolitano – Lou Dobbs

    [video link at link below]

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/10/the-mysterious-fbi-sunday-document-dump-5-and-the-missing-clinton-seagate-hard-drive/#more-126885

  190. JC

    Lots of advice for Trump here – “Trump should” bla bla bla.

    Except there’s been no advice, you hissing hippo. We’ve spoken about the allegations.

    I bet he’s sitting around just waiting to get instructions from the “Trump should” crowd, any of whom would have built a fortune and won the US election at a canter, except they didn’t get around to it.

    If that’s the standard you want to apply… that only a billionaire can advise or criticize Trump… You’re a Canberra tax hoover, which means you have no right to ever talk about pretty much anything we discuss. In other words, fuck off.

    In the US, they call them “Monday morning quarterbacks,” but in JC’s case they would we offering expert advice on how both teams could have won.

    You mean like telling Tom he shouldn’t read the WSJ because it’s beginning to resemble the NYTimes.

    You really suffer from a weird frightbat/ One Nation ideological concoction that frankly I’ve never seen before.

  191. memoryvault

    I bet he’s sitting around just waiting to get instructions from the “Trump should” crowd, any of whom would have built a fortune and won the US election at a canter, except they didn’t get around to it.

    I reckon he’s in danger of a coronary from laughing so hard. Unless the senior management of the CIA can now come with some plausible evidence of something related to prostitutes, golden showers and bugged Russian hotel rooms, they have demonstrated themselves to be nothing more than a multi-billion dollar promoter of internet-induced, fanciful fairy stories.

    Palmed off as “Secret Intelligence” no less. My sides hurt. Trump’s must ache.

    Any credibility they may have 0nce had now lies shattered on the dirty floor of 4chan, and Trump can safely sweep the lot of them out the door and into the drain. Who will risk their own credibility trying to defend them? The MSM? Not in a million years.

  192. Philippa Martyr

    Custard, if you’re reading, I think you have made a great choice to stay away from PHON. Hanson isn’t a leader, just a malcontent being gifted a constituency by an out-of-touch ruling class. She is like the LNP: she believes in nothing – but, unlike them, she knows what she doesn’t like. She represents the vacuum in Australian political leadership; she is an expression of our failure.

    Me too!

  193. Infidel Tiger

    The incredible thing about the dossier story is that if it’s true then Trump must and should get the death penalty.

    2017 is awesome.

  194. It is still correct. As long as Trump/Turnbull aren’t hurting anyone else or kids/animals, no one should care if they spend their weekends in Dr Duran Duran’s Excessive Machine greased up in Astroglide(TM).

    Dot, you’re missing the point. The Left don’t have reasons, they have excuses. They have no principles, they just pretend to, like they pretend to have morals, pretend to care for the poor, pretend to believe n things other than total control, etcetera. You should have seen through them by now.

  195. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I’m taking my gin head to bed. Antibiotics are a modern miracle and they should work hard at finding more of them. History would have been so different if they’d been around in the olden days. Hendrick’s Hipster has done me proud tonight, so no complaints.

  196. cohenite

    MV
    2) – PHON only get to decide the replacement if today’s “casual vacancy” finding holds. If the High Court finds that Culleton wasn’t eligible in the first place, then the AEC will do a recount, which will almost certainly hand it to the #2 on the PHON ticket, which is Culleton’s BiL, even though Hanson would probably prefer to eat her own first-born.

    I don’t get that option: S.15 is invoked because culleton was elected on their ticket; the issue is whether culleton’s initial ineligibility, if that is found, is also PHON’s ineligibility so as to remove PHON’s rights under s.15. I don’t think it does.

  197. johanna

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2258934, posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    What possible relevance does your “upgrade” have, except so that you can once again big-note yourself?

    It might suggest we didn’t book into such a grand apartment, Jo, but got lucky. Which might explain the rest of the comment. Your green eyes can’t see that though.

    Sqwark, sqwark, again from you, Pecky. Get lost. I can’t be bothered with you.

    Disingenuous, “look into these big blue eyes” bullshit as usual.

    Your private arrangements had nothing whatsoever to do with this issue, you just couldn’t resist mentioning that you got an upgrade.

    It reminds me of one of the most boring nights of my life, New Year’s Eve at some flash restaurant at Palm Beach, where a lot of of the conversation was about how to get upgrades on planes or at hotels. You are too young to have been there, but you were there, if you know what I mean. Dime a dozen.

  198. NewChum

    You’d have to be pretty stupid to believe that entire report.

    Trump is a Russian spy set up to win the U.S. Presidential election 5 years hence? Because of compromising material held by the Russians?

    Pull the other one.

    – how did the Russians get him through the primaries? Did they pay Jeb Bush to be so low energy? Did they hypnotise Rubio from self destructing?
    – if the Intelligence services knew the hotel in Russia was monitored by FSB, why did they allow Obama to stay there?
    – if trump really wanted golden showers from prositutes (laughable, but stay with it) where did he sleep? In a piss soaked bed? On the floor? The guy is a known germaphobe who eat KFC with a knife and fork. He’s just going to wallow in prostitues piss?
    – presumably once the Russians had this compromising material to control Trump, they then just let it out of the bag right when he is about to finally win the election?
    – if any of this were true, and was known in October, then why release now? Why not before the election, or before the electoral college or before the congress confirmation? It was shopped around everywhere and everyone passed on it for the obvious BS it is.
    – if you look carefully, the ‘intelligence services’ presented this to Trump and Obama. That doesn’t mean they agree with it or believe it.

    I pity the people who have bitten down on this bait so hard, the resulting hook in their mouth is going to leave a bad taste for quite a while. If anything it gives Trump more ammunition to discredit his detractors. Fake news indeed.

    This thing is about as believable as Hillary Clinton being a devil worshipper who drinks children’s blood to prevent seizures.

    Oh, and as for being equivalent to Bill Clintons impeachment. When someone turns up with the Dons pajamas covered in Russian prostitue urine, then let’s talk. Until then, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

  199. JC

    This thing is about as believable as Hillary Clinton being a devil worshipper who drinks children’s blood to prevent seizures.

    USSR fell for that one.

  200. Must feel sorry for the Ritz Carlton though. I’ll bet their mattresses are copping a pounding. Rooms full of hookers, Trump lookalikes and cameramen.

    Surely it’s a one trick pony. Who would ever stay at the Moscow Ritz Carlton ever again were there any truth in it? I’m calling bullshit, confident if only by Muttley being convinced it’s true.

  201. JC

    Baz, is Disco Fever open tonight?

  202. srr

    why is everyone carrying on as if it’s a real thing … oh that’s right, coz JC’s Beloved Uncle George Soros is running out of barrels to scrape diversions out of … tough, the dam has failed, the deluge will be sudden, all the trickles were the warning.

  203. memoryvault

    I don’t get that option: S.15 is invoked because culleton was elected on their ticket; the issue is whether culleton’s initial ineligibility, if that is found, is also PHON’s ineligibility so as to remove PHON’s rights under s.15. I don’t think it does.

    I don’t get to make the rules, Cohenite. The published learned opinion so far is, that if Culleton is deemed to have been ineligible in the first place (which is still to be decided), then the AEC will do a recount based on the assumption that Culleton was never there. In that case, published learned opinion is that the position will go to the PHON #2 on the ticket – which is Culleton’s BiL – regardless of what PHON may want now.

    I’m not offering my personal opinion on any of this Cohenite, just reporting what has already been written by the so-called experts.

  204. JC

    Huh.. That’s what you promised us with pizza gate, USSR. Now look at you, showing up like a skinny plucked chicken armed only with stale Mike Sandwich tweets to peddle to us. How the un-mighty have fallen.

  205. Siltstone

    There is much to commend in this dissection of the “BBC Eulogy for Obama”

    http://www.desertsun.co.uk/blog/

  206. JC

    USSR

    And don’t ever say I didn’t take an interest in your progress, as that would be an humongous lie. I warned you from the very beginning about pizza gate. I told you to stop tweeting that garbage. Of course you wouldn’t listen to me because of your pride. Now look at you. as I said…. an anorexic plucked chook.

  207. srr

    Buzzfeed Publishes Shocking Fake News About Donald Trump
    Stefan Molyneux

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO1ps2A4q90

    10 Jan 2017

    On Tuesday, Buzzfeed published an “article” titled “These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia” which included a completely unsubstantiated and error filled document supposedly from a former British Intelligence officer. When it comes to modern “journalism” this publication drops standards to a new low – even for an outlet like Buzzfeed.

    Archive of Original Buzzfeed Article: http://web.archive.org/web/2017011106

  208. Infidel Tiger

    We don’t know it’s fake yet.

    There is still a good chance Trump will get the death penalty in 2017.

  209. egg_

    #piddlegate

    I was just p1ssing by your ‘otel room…

  210. cohenite

    I’m not offering my personal opinion on any of this Cohenite, just reporting what has already been written by the so-called experts.

    I’m just reading s.15 which is plain about PHON having the say. Do you have a link to the experts?

  211. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Your private arrangements had nothing whatsoever to do with this issue, you just couldn’t resist mentioning that you got an upgrade.

    In fact, Jo, we had decided against taking the Presidential Suite in another hotel, at a further distance. We opted instead for something less grand at the Ritz Carlton, closer to the Kremlin. I am honest in what I say. If we weren’t in a grand room, I’d say so. In the event, we ended up in one and the point was, on that floor, that it may well have had a somewhat pongy ‘used’ mattress in it.

    If one believes in piddlegate at all, of course.

    Otherwise, as in other such places, housekeeping may just have been slack.

    You seem to have a particular fascination with upgrades. We are not people who feel the need to hang out for ‘upgrades’, although as valued customers we do get offered them at times. We happily pay for whatever standard we require in accommodation and travel.

  212. srr

    Don’t ya just love how much the champions, protectors and defenders of child sex slave traders and snuff producers, just have to champion, protect and defend them from their surviving victims.

    Such classy, jean ironing, diamond dripping, craftsmen of lie cultivation … pity for them that industrial scale truth is rolling in …

  213. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2259044, posted on January 11, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    We don’t know it’s fake yet.

    We do. It was alleged Cohen went to Prague to settle payment for the hacking. It was one of the major accusations that was made. This wasn’t true, so we know it’s all bullshit.

  214. Baldrick

    A bit old, but still relevant:

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    I wonder how much money dumb @BuzzFeed and even dumber Ben Smith loooose each year? They have zero credibility – totally irrelevant and sad!
    1:10pm · 19 Feb 2014 ·

  215. Leigh Lowe

    #piddlegate

    I was just p1ssing by your ‘otel room…

    I fully expect Trump to Tweet … “Watch the video. Continuous stream for two minutes. I have the prostate of a 30 y.o. Awesome!”

  216. JC

    USSR

    You’re the last one to be accusing anyone about not having any class. I gave you good, decent hard headed advice to stay away from capriccosa gate. Instead of thanking me profusely for this, you’ve done nothing but abuse me. You ingrate.

  217. Infidel Tiger

    JC, Cohen going to Prague was detailed in the dossier as not being confirmed. Also once you are in the EU you can safely travel to many destinations without ever showing your passport. I think he’s lying.

    Interestingly that is also the only thing Cohen denied!

    I think there’s a real possibility Trump has been engaged in high treason and is going to be executed in the next 6 months!

  218. cohenite

    WTF has Trump done now?

  219. 2dogs

    I think Buzzfeednews are looking at a defamation case from Michael Cohen. They have tried to head that off by cautious statements in the release, but the problem there is that such statements have little legal effect when you are using a confidential source.

  220. Snoopy

    In the event, we ended up in one and the point was, on that floor, that it may well have had a somewhat pongy ‘used’ mattress in it.

    How many degrees of separation is that?

  221. JC

    JC, Cohen going to Prague was detailed in the dossier as not being confirmed. Also once you are in the EU you can safely travel to many destinations without ever showing your passport. I think he’s lying.

    I don’t think that’s true for foreigners, Artiste. I don’t know if it’s changed but whenever i traveled from one Euroweenie shithole to another, there were lines for EU citizens and non-EU fuckers where you had to show a passport. I don’t think that’s changed.

  222. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Well, piddlegate’s been fun here tonight, but even Attapuss has gone to bed; me too now.

  223. trump

    I hope Trump has been working hand in hand with steadfast Conservative ally Russia.

  224. Leigh Lowe

    Set the hyper-bowl generator to eleventy, IT.

  225. Leigh Lowe

    Hey, I’d have a whizz on the mattress too.
    Have you seen Russian hotel room toilets?

  226. 2dogs

    I don’t think that’s true for foreigners, Artiste.

    It’s inconsistent. If you go from one country to another by boat or plane, you need the passport. By road or rail, the passport is not needed.

  227. Baldrick

    WTF has Trump done now?

    Just some fake news involving a couple of Russian chick peas and a President-elect.

  228. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    jean ironing, diamond dripping

    I think that may be you and me, JC. Someone call nurse, she’s off again.

  229. trump

    Remember when immediately after Abbott was elected and the Australian left tried to destroy our relationship with Indonesia by illegally airing classified documents on the ABC about Kevin Rudd bugging the Indonesian Presidents phone?

    I do.

    We have a template for what the US left is going to do, it’ll be exactly the same campaign, it’ll be eerily similar.

    Almost like they collaborate internationally.

  230. JC

    Here:

    The Czech Republic is a party to the Schengen Borders Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter the Czech Republic for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

    and

    Passports:

    A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

    If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

    EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.

  231. twostix

    what on earth is going on with comment posting?

  232. memoryvault

    I’m just reading s.15 which is plain about PHON having the say. Do you have a link to the experts?

    Cohenite, this has been a major topic of conversation in the MSM for over five months. University professors have been quoted, constitutional lawyers have been quoted, other so called “experts” have been quoted. Antony Green has written at least two articles on it.

    Try Google. I’m not going to sit here for the next hour or so digging out references for you.
    If you haven’t been following the saga since it started to unfold, then you have a lot of background reading ahead of you.

    And I repeat – I’m not stating an opinion, as I don’t have one. The whole issue is way above my pay scale. I’m just repeating what has reported. It’s up to the High Court to decide.

  233. Makka

    By road or rail, the passport is not needed.

    My experience also.

  234. Leigh Lowe

    I can’t be 100% sure, but I think we needed ID (ie passport) for train travel in France, Italy and Spain.
    And you sure as shit can’t hire a car without it.

  235. JC

    Schengen Borders Agreement

    Whenever I read that, it always reminds me of Chinese food. Obviously because Schengen is similar to schezwan beef

  236. Infidel Tiger

    The geo-tags on Cohen’s Twitter account show he was in the US all of Ausgust.

    Wow! Whoever planned the operation did a great job of faking his tweets and using a proxy server.

  237. egg_

    I fully expect Trump to Tweet … “Watch the video. Continuous stream for two minutes. I have the prostate of a 30 y.o. Awesome!”

    P1ssed on O’bummer’s parade.

  238. Leigh Lowe

    Just some fake news involving a couple of Russian chick peas and a President-elect.

    Chick peas?
    Really?
    Please leave the appalling puns to me.

  239. Leigh Lowe

    Did Obumbi hand out bright green Kool-Aid at the end of his “soaring oratory”.

  240. JC

    Makka
    #2259070, posted on January 11, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    By road or rail, the passport is not needed.

    My experience also.

    Okay, there are two broad lines at Heathrow – one for Euroweenies and another for non -EU. They were checking stuff on the EU lines and it was just as slow as the nons.

    The Brits are part of the schezwan beef agreement so why were they checking people on the EU line.

    I’m guessing that all the flights being checked weren’t coming in from outside the EU, no?

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