Wednesday Forum: January 11, 2017

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  1. egg_

    They have not gained control of the narrative.
    As we know from History, that means they get violent.

    That’s where Socialism’s ‘useful idiots’ come in handy?
    Just like the rent-a-crowd rallies.

  2. stackja

    Senile Old Guy
    #2259385, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:05 am
    McGeough’s piece, jaw-droppingly incomprehensible.

    It is. I read the whole thing trying to find something to quote and comment on but most of it is simply incoherent: speculation after speculation; ‘fake news’; all with a meandering lack of logic.

    I gave up because it is all so awful.

    Thank you for your efforts. Save many from wondering.

  3. tailgunner

    Not so far!

    Grrr! Must be the RVF comment I quoted. No banned words…

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    Errr…anyone else having comments disappearing??

    Gunner: you’ve been spamfiltered.

    If you have a link try using a tinyurl for it. Never spell the J word or the name of the Nazi propaganda minister. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do except hope Doomlord rescues it, which he sometimes does.

  5. tailgunner

    Ah the memories … I might go and have a vodka.

    Love it,Bear. Do you recommend rubles or hard currency?
    😀

  6. egg_

    I’m sure the CIA could remind me.

    They probably have Russian hookers ‘on tap’?

  7. calli

    The consequences of “sunnyness”.

    Oooh, those Russians!

  8. stackja

    MSM sought to denigrate Reagan with the ‘star wars’ label.
    Then:

    You Blinked and You Missed It
    Posted on 9:38 am, January 11, 2017 by I am Spartacus
    I suspect very few people noticed, but 26 December 2016 was the 25th anniversary of the end of the cold war. On that day, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was dissolved by resolution of the Supreme Soviet.

    With DT the end of the MSM.

  9. tailgunner

    Thanks Bruce.
    It was a more detailed timeline of #goldenshowers with links to the chans,Buzzfeed and so on.
    And a request for Monster to add his take on it 😀
    God bless him.

  10. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2259398, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:16 am
    Errr…anyone else having comments disappearing??

    Gunner: you’ve been spamfiltered.

    If you have a link try using a tinyurl for it. Never spell the J word or the name of the Nazi propaganda minister. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do except hope Doomlord rescues it, which he sometimes does.

    N word got me a moderation warning.

  11. cohenite

    stackja

    #2259381, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:04 am

    cohenite
    #2259376, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:01 am

    The Committee for the First Amendment was an action group formed in September 1947 by actors in support of the Hollywood Ten during the hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). It was founded by screenwriter Philip Dunne, actress Myrna Loy, and film directors John Huston and William Wyler.

    Stalinists!

    Bogart, Bacall, Gene Kelly, Edward G Robinson and others who made up the Committee for the First Amendment (CFA) also took to the cause initially but later became disenchanted as the Hollywood 10 revealed themselves to be complete dickheads on par with the HUAC dickheads. Great times.

  12. incoherent rambler

    Usually when you see mouths like that they have a hook in them.

    Did she get those lips from sucking bananas?

  13. That gerbil warmongering heat wave is really pushing up the mercury here, I think we just hit mid 20s! what an industrial scale catastrophe… /sarc

  14. srr

    … mmm … when IT bullshitted and bitched about who’s tweets I was sharing, I figured there was something it was desperate to steer people away from …

    Tommy Robinson Retweeted
    Saudi Feminist ‏
    @Saudi_Feminist_ 19h19 hours ago

    RT let the world see how women are really being treated in Saudi.
    #stopenslavingsaudiwomen #Feminism #Humanrights #heforshe

    https://twitter.com/Saudi_Feminist_/status/819044890256568320

    A Saudi man tortures his infant daughter to punish his ex-wife
    cos the law gives him complete authority over them.

    #stopenslavingsaudiwomen

    https://twitter.com/Saudi_Feminist_/status/819043894654595072

    Here’s a vid of a Saudi man tying down his son 2 torture him
    The teen girl who was filming fled 2 Georgia

    #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen #feminist

    https://twitter.com/Saudi_Feminist_/status/818998591444451328

  15. H B Bear

    Love it,Bear. Do you recommend rubles or hard currency?

    US dollars, Victoria Secret lingerie or small electrical appliances. Not necessarily in that order.

  16. stackja

    cohenite
    #2259406, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Edward G Robinson

    was grey listed until Ten Commandments.

    Gene Kelly

    wife Betsy Blair was blacklisted.

  17. C.L.

    That’s not to say that this is what has happened – but certainly, it’s a plausible reading of events.

    Look, the fact that Obama had a handsome, single “body man” named Reggie Love is not to say that he was having gay sex with him – but certainly, it’s a plausible reading of events.

  18. Mother Lode

    How far did you drive the fork into her forehead?

    Forks are like little dinner rakes, heh, Monty?

  19. stackja

    The Associated Press Retweeted
    AP Politics ‏@AP_Politics 2 hours ago
    There had been rumblings about the dossier of unsubstantiated, compromising allegations on Trump.
    http://apne.ws/2il7pu4

    AP peddling fake news!

  20. MsDolittle

    I like tartan just wish it came in more colours.

  21. stackja

    CNN ‏@CNN 10 minutes ago
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill that would require a president to sell their assets before taking office
    http://cnn.it/2iIcDxP

    George Washington did what?

  22. Christopher Steele, Ex-British Intelligence Officer, Said to Have Prepared Dossier on Trump
    Former spy is director of London-based Orbis Intelligence Ltd.

    I bet this was commissioned by one of the PACs or an NGO during the election

  23. areff

    I bet this was commissioned by one of the PACs or an NGO during the election

    The line yesterday was that the research was commissioned by a GOP foe, then passed to the Dems when that individual dropped out.

  24. H B Bear

    CNN ‏@CNN 10 minutes ago
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill that would require a president to sell their assets before taking office

    Couldn’t they just swap them for some glass beads?

  25. Infidel Tiger

    The line yesterday was that the research was commissioned by a GOP foe, then passed to the Dems when that individual dropped out.

    Egg McMuffin and Rick Wilson – they are creaming themselves on Twitter about it.

    Too high energy for Jeb.

  26. Entropy

    CNN ‏@CNN 10 minutes ago
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill that would require a president to sell their assets before taking office
    http://cnn.it/2iIcDxP

    Cool. It should also apply to all senators and congress critters too. Oh, wait.

  27. johanna

    California will resist cutting the supply of cheap gardeners and cleaners from south of the border. And, what a surprise, they are going to use environmental laws to do it:

    resident-Elect Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall along with U.S.-Mexico Border will be challenged through environmental lawsuits, according to California’s second-highest official.

    California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in an interview with ‘The Golden State Podcast’ that he would use specific environmental laws in the state to stop the border wall from being built, at least in southern California.

    “There’s something called CEQA in California—NEPA at the federal level,” Newsom told the podcast host. “There’s indigenous lands and autonomies relating to governance on those lands. There are all kinds of obstructions as it relates to just getting zoning approval and getting building permits. All those things could be made very, very challenging for the administration.”

    Just in case anyone imagines that so-called “environmental protection” laws are anything but vehicles for SJWs to derail projects they oppose, look at this example and the endless legal obstructions to the Adani coal mine, or the Whitehaven coal mine, to name just a couple of local instances.

    Environmental “protection” laws are a swamp that is badly in need of draining.

  28. C.L.

    New revelation: CIA and FBI did NOT brief Trump that there were allegations against him.
    They briefed him that the allegations were an example of the untrue stuff that was out there, alongside real intelligence.
    So the media yesterday ran a double fake news ‘story’: 1) the hotel room shenanigans, covered with a figleaf that 2) well, Trump was briefed about the ‘allegations.’

    Must read on this by Ace:

    The Media and the Deep State Have Gone to War With the Duly-Elected Commander-in-Chief To Be

  29. tailgunner

    US dollars, Victoria Secret lingerie or small electrical appliances. Not necessarily in that order.

    😀 😀

  30. Infidel Tiger

    ThatsHowYouGotTrump ‏@AceofSpadesHQ 5h5 hours ago
    The five stages of grief:
    1. Denial
    2. Anger
    3. Bargaining
    4. Bizarre Fantasias About Slavic Pissplay and Sprinkle Parties
    5. Acceptance

  31. srr

    Paul Joseph Watson ‏@PrisonPlanet 2h2 hours ago

    Lunatic leftists didn’t think it was “treason” for Saudi Arabia to be funding 20% of Hillary’s campaign (which was actually true).

    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/819303408553394176

    DEPLORABLE ASIA LINA
    ‏@PatriotPits
    @PrisonPlanet

    How it happened:
    https://twitter.com/PatriotPits/status/819314181803388930
    _________
    … and still at the top of DRUDGE –

    DEMENTED MCCAIN TURNS DIRTY…
    MEDIA AND CIA FALL FOR ‘GOLDEN SHOWER’ HOAX…
    TAPPER, BLITZER RATTLED…
    YOU’RE ACTING LIKE NAZIS, TRUMP TELLS SPY CHIEFS…
    Russian tech expert named in report never even contacted!
    GREENWALD: ‘Deep State’ Sabotage…

    TRUMP STING ON SPOOKS CAUGHT LEAKING

  32. Oh come on

    John McCain’s military service and the sacrifices he made for his country must be respected. Now we’ve got that out of the way…his post-Vietnam civilian political career has mostly been an absolute dud. Whilst it would be unfair to consider him a full-blown wrongologist, his nous for foreign policy generally stinks.

  33. cohenite

    stackja

    #2259413, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:27 am

    cohenite
    #2259406, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Edward G Robinson

    was grey listed until Ten Commandments.

    Gene Kelly

    wife Betsy Blair was blacklisted.

    EG did suffer with roles but that was as much to do with changing tastes and movie types and roles as with his dalliance with the commies. Betsy, a good actress, was a loon.

  34. MsDolittle

    I’m not saying that they should be compulsory, but if people are really concerned about skirts blowing upwards or scanty knickers being revealed, there are ways around it.

    My older girls wore boxers under school uniform and Mini wears bike shorts for modest monkey bar hanging.

  35. Myrddin Seren

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill that would require a president to sell their assets before taking office

    #FakeNativeAmerican

  36. C.L.

    Jack Kennedy said he wanted to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.”
    That is a live possibility now under President Trump.
    Smash it, I say.

  37. C.L.

    Tim Blair brings the obvious: why not arm Diggers at ANZAC Day gatherings?
    Because, you know, they’re soldiers.

  38. incoherent rambler

    Victoria Secret lingerie

    Dan is now a cross dresser?

  39. incoherent rambler

    Jack Kennedy said he wanted to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.”

    And look what happened to him.

  40. Egg McMuffin and Rick Wilson – they are creaming themselves on Twitter about it.

    wouldn’t surprise me even, if it was a parting gift from the Obambam

  41. cohenite

    tailgunner

    #2259442, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:53 am

    For all the Thug Life video fans at da Cat…
    Hahaha

    When thug life puts you up you’ve made it.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    I bet this was commissioned by one of the PACs or an NGO during the election

    Yep. By both RINO NeverTrumpers AND the DNC.

    Glenn Greenwald Slams The ‘Unverified Claims’ Of The Democrat-Cheered Deep State’s War With Trump

    Back in October, a political operative and former employee of the British intelligence agency MI6 was being paid by Democrats to dig up dirt on Trump (before that, he was paid by anti-Trump Republicans). He tried to convince countless media outlets to publish a long memo he had written filled with explosive accusations about Trump’s treason, business corruption and sexual escapades, with the overarching theme that Trump was in servitude to Moscow because they were blackmailing and bribing him.

    Despite how many had it, no media outlets published it. That was because these were anonymous claims unaccompanied by any evidence at all, and even in this more permissive new media environment, nobody was willing to be journalistically associated with it. As the New York Times’ Executive Editor Dean Baquet put it last night, he would not publish these “totally unsubstantiated” allegations because “we, like others, investigated the allegations and haven’t corroborated them, and we felt we’re not in the business of publishing things we can’t stand by.”

    The closest this operative got to success was convincing Mother Jones’s David Corn to publish an October 31 article reporting that “a former senior intelligence officer for a Western country” claims that “he provided the [FBI] with memos, based on his recent interactions with Russian sources, contending the Russian government has for years tried to co-opt and assist Trump.”

    But because this was just an anonymous claim unaccompanied by any evidence or any specifics (which Corn withheld), it made very little impact. All of that changed yesterday. Why?

    What changed was the intelligence community’s resolution to cause this all to become public and to be viewed as credible. In December, John McCain provided a copy of this report to the FBI and demanded they take it seriously.

    At some point last week, the chiefs of the intelligence agencies decided to declare that this ex-British intelligence operative was “credible” enough that his allegations warranted briefing both Trump and Obama about them, thus stamping some sort of vague, indirect, and deniable official approval on these accusations.

    That may have been just after the meeting between Trump and Clapper, Brennan and Comey. If the latter weren’t happy with what Trump said to them it’s plausible they’d then decided to fire off their wee nuke.

    I’m struck by how amateurish this stuff is. You’d think they’d have done a better job. Perhaps they are restricted by the rank and file, who may not be in line with the Obama-appointed bosses.

    Whole article is well worth RTWT.

  43. cohenite

    Bigamist awarded costs over visa cancellation as form ‘not clear’

    Tessa Akerman The Australian January 12, 2017

    A Muslim bigamist will have his court costs paid by the federal government after the Federal Court found he had his visa cancelled because the migration forms did not provide enough or clear options to describe his relationship status.

    Egyptian man Mahmoud Mahdy Mahmoud Salama moved to Australia in 2003 on a prospect­ive partner visa and married an Australian woman the same year.

    He was then granted a provisional partner visa and returned to Egypt in 2004 where he married another woman in Cairo, while still married in Australia.

    In 2006, Mr Salama was granted a permanent partner visa, while married to both women.

    He divorced his Australian wife the following year.

    In 2012, he submitted an applic­ation for a Resident Return visa and listed his relationship ­status as “divorced”. His visa was granted but in 2014 a delegate of the Minister for Immigration wrote notifying of the intention to consider cancelling the visa on the grounds that the information provided was false and that Mr Sal­ama had failed to notify the department of changes in circumstances, being the birth of his child to his wife from Cairo.

    Mr Salama’s visa was cancelled that year.

    He appealed against the decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Circuit Court, arguing that in his view his marital status was divorced­, because he was aware that his Egyptian marriage was not recognised in Australia as he was married at the time to his Australian wife.

    Mr Salama also told the Admin­istrative Appeals Tribunal that he had never had a commitment to or been in a marriage-like arrangement with his Egyptian wife, as the marriage was forced upon him by his family.

    He said the couple had only lived together for short periods of time and he wanted to sponsor their four children to come to Australia because of the difficult circumstances in Egypt.

    Mr Salama said that, since 2013, he has been in another ­relationship with an Australian woman.

    She told the court she had become engaged and married to Mr Salama in accordance with Islami­c ­rites in April 2014.

    Federal Court judge Melissa Perry found that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal fell into jurisdictional error by assuming there was only one correct answer to describin­g his relationship status.

    She remitted the matter back to the tribunal for determination and ordered the Minister pay Mr Salama’s costs in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court.

  44. Oh come on

    Not if they get him first.

    Honestly, Trump has that many people in the ruling class who are pants-soilingly scared of him and what he might do as President that all bets are off, really. If I were Trump, I’d have my own security people liaising with the SS .

    Looking beyond JFK, the last genuinely transformational President was shot and almost killed, let’s not forget. (Yes, yes, sure – it was a madman trying to impress Jodie Foster.)

  45. Oh come on

    I should probably write USSS 🙂

  46. H B Bear

    Clinton News Network needs to find a bollard to lean on. It’s a media corpse.

  47. johanna

    Yeah, naah, C.L.

    The thought of people like our own spudpeeler and the drones who worked in the military bureaucracy, now in late stage dementia, reeling around on ANZAC Day with guns is … errr … less than optimal.

    I’ve got a better idea. Let’s just have ANZAC Day the way it has been for the last 50 years, and tell the numpties and dickheads where to go and what to do when they get there.

  48. incoherent rambler

    Just sayin’ – Putin has very little chance of being popped whilst in Russia whereas DJT is in the high risk category.

    Why is this so?

  49. John Constantine

    California uses environmental lawfare to stop the wall, so Trump has the Mexicans build it faster and cheaper on the Mexican side of the border.

  50. Myrddin Seren

    New revelation: CIA and FBI did NOT brief Trump that there were allegations against him.

    They briefed him that the allegations were an example of the untrue stuff that was out there, alongside real intelligence.

    From the NBC report:

    …the senior official told NBC News that the briefing was oral and no actual documents were left with the Trump team in New York. During the briefing, the president-elect was not briefed on the contents of the summary .

    If this leak is to be believed, Trump was not told about the Appendix with the #GoldenShowers.

    And why did they have this summary to hand for the top security intel briefing of the President-Elect ?

    According to the senior official, the two-page summary about the unsubstantiated material made available to the briefers was to provide context, should they need it, to draw the distinction for Trump between analyzed intelligence and unvetted “disinformation.”

    I am going to steal JC’s declaration and call ‘Bullshit’ here.

    They simply have to be delusional if they think Trump is so dumb he potentially needed a show-and-tell about the difference between actionable intelligence and c-grade spy stories.

    And while this is another interesting insight, if the NBC report is taken at face value ( ‘Two U.S. officials told NBC News’; …’multiple officials say the summary was included in the material prepared for the briefers,’ ) – it would appear half of the Washington intelligence community is actively breaching any conditions of confidentiality and secrecy in their employment conditions to background the media about Trump.

    And if there appears to be a veritable stampede of Federal employees breaching their security clearances to background the media for the price of a beer or coffee in a Washington bar – God help us all as to how badly US security has been compromised by real spies getting their hooks in to these clowns.

  51. stackja

    H B Bear
    #2259451, posted on January 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm
    Clinton News Network needs to find a bollard to lean on. It’s a media corpse.

    AT&T-Time Warner merger?

  52. Gab

    These naughty people canceling ANZAC Day marches when turnbull specifically stated we should just continue on as normal and not be afraid of islamic terrorists. Tsk tsk.

  53. Dr Faustus

    PissGate has flushed out a broad spectrum of people who hate America. It will be a gift that keeps on giving for Trump over the next 8 years.

    Meanwhile, Russian intelligence will be pissing themselves that their misinformation operation through “terrified” Christopher Steele worked so well.

  54. johanna

    I bet this was commissioned by one of the PACs or an NGO during the election

    Yep. By both RINO NeverTrumpers AND the DNC.

    The beauty of it is, it blew up in their faces.

    I suspect that Trump read Dale Carnegie’s famous book at an early age. One of the takeawy messages is:

    When you have a lemon, make a lemonade.

  55. stackja

    Myrddin Seren
    #2259456, posted on January 12, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Truman and Ike had security worries after FDR.
    Of course, MSM just claimed hysteria.

  56. calli

    From Bruce’s link:

    There is a real danger here that this maneuver can harshly backfire, to the great benefit of Trump and to the great detriment of those who want to oppose him. If any of the significant claims in this “dossier” turn out to be provably false — such as Cohen’s trip to Prague — many people will conclude, with Trump’s encouragement, that large media outlets (CNN and BuzzFeed) and anti-Trump factions inside the government (CIA) are deploying “Fake News” to destroy him. In the eyes of many people, that will forever discredit — render impotent — future journalistic exposés that are based on actual, corroborated wrongdoing.

    This is where these idiots are doing the US a great disservice. By crying “wolf” constantly and petulantly, a real threat will be disregarded.

  57. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sounds like Mr Steele didn’t think Trump would win the Presidency.
    Always a bummer when you piss off a President of the United States of America.

  58. Anne

    The Buzzfeed Garbage Can has sold out at the BuzzFeed Store. 😀

  59. Nic

    Comment of the day at the Oz:

    As Iowahawk points out, the video of Trump’s press conference clearly depicts him urinating on a bunch of prostitutes.

  60. Tom

    At his independent investigative news website, The Intercept (bankrolled by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar), Glenn Greenwald’s story of how the Deep State has collaborated with the DNC to try to destroy Trump is my read of the week, as it explains why the swamp needs draining.

    H/T C.L.

  61. srr

    Stefan Molyneux Retweeted
    TheLastRefuge
    ‏@TheLastRefuge2 3h3 hours ago

    Report: Rubio tells staff doubtful he will support Rex Tillerson
    and will probably vote NO on confirmation.
    Motive = he wanted the job.

  62. johanna

    johanna
    #2259263, posted on January 12, 2017 at 9:02 am

    An interesting story came out of the Trump press conference about the US intelligence services, which should send a cold shiver down the spines of the traitors in their midst.

    Trump said that every time he met with them, the contents of the meeting were leaked straight away. As some people claimed that the leaks were coming from his camp, he decided to test the proposition. He had a meeting with them that he told no-one in his office about, not even his Executive Assistant of many years. Sure enough, shortly afterwards the contents were leaked. He regards this as a serious security threat.

    Anyone who thinks that he will let this go is a fool. I expect to see some resignations and retirements in the next few days, and traitors who are stupid enough to think they can bluff it out could well end up in jail.

    Yep, MS, there are some people in the US intelligence “community” who will be seriously considering their career options today.

  63. Myrddin Seren

    stackja

    Truman and Ike had security worries after FDR.

    Things like the Venona decrypts show that FDR’s administration was riddled with Soviet moles and sympathizers. Harry and Ike had good reason to be worried.

    And further to my point above about the free flow of information from the Washington intel community.

    They are probably all reassuring themselves that the fearless journalists from the DNC-MSM would never reveal their sources and that they may well be protected by the courts from discovery.

    However, I would bet hostile powers will be working overtime to try and figure out which officials have breached security by leaking to the media – and look to use that information as leverage to turn them.

    More than a few spooks are likely to get invitations to a quiet meeting with people holding photos, tapes or whatever – and giving them a choice about ‘friendly’ cooperation.

    Trump will be accused of attacking freedom of the press. However, it needs to be spelled out what the security and confidentiality provisions of their employment contracts are – and to go after the leakers. They are a material threat to the security of the US as long as they remain in their positions.

  64. srr

    President Pena Nieto: “Mexico Will Negotiate”…
    Posted on January 11, 2017 by sundance

    LOL. Lemme think…. Well, your economy is entirely dependent on the United States; the head of your Central Bank abruptly quits; your currency is in a state of free-fall; massive inflation begins to shake your weak economy, and there are now riots in the streets. Hmm, what to do… what to do?

    [image: Trump Neito]

    (Via Reuters) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday said Mexico will seek to negotiate issues including trade, security and migration with the incoming U.S. administration of Donald Trump, but would not pay for a U.S. border wall.

    Pena Nieto, speaking to an assembly of foreign diplomats, said he would continue to promote free trade integration in North America. Mexico would invest in a more secure border but not a wall, he added. (more)

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/11/president-pena-nieto-mexico-will-negotiate/#more-126941

  65. incoherent rambler

    And if there appears to be a veritable stampede of Federal employees breaching their security clearances to background the media for the price of a beer or coffee in a Washington bar

    Breaching your security obligations. It depends on the security clearance type and level.
    In the USA, it depends on which agency you work for, but you will most probably get a trial of some sort (unlike here).
    The US does have protocols for handling traitors in their various security services. To commit treason (or something approaching it) means one of: a) the Fed leaks are just bullshit from another source, b) the breacher is confident that they will not be identified and/or prosecuted c) the payoff is high enough to make 20 or 30 years in a cell a reasonable deal

  66. Senile Old Guy

    More Trumpmania:

    The head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) on Wednesday slammed President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to separate himself from his business, calling it “wholly inadequate” in resolving potential conflicts of interest. “The plan the president-elect has announced doesn’t meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the last four decades have met,” OGE Director Walter Shaub said during a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

    OGE Director Walter Shaub is not biased or anything.

    Shaub, an Obama appointee, said the only way for Trump to avoid conflicts between his business empire and the presidency is to sell his assets and place them in a blind trust.

    Of course he is.

    Further we read:

    Shaub contributed $500 to Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

    Of course he did.

    In a letter to leading Senate Democrats, Walter Shaub, Jr., the ethics office director, said the busy hearing schedule had overwhelmed his office.

    Well, he would.

    Shaub, is, if you recall, the guy who used the official account of his agency to troll Donald Trump, the president-elect:

    Surprise!

    This is all pretty amusing coming from the office that decided the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton’s speechifying presented No ethical dilemma for Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary, as we know, was above ethics, or something.

    I could go on, but Shaub is hardly a disinterested individual in this issue.

  67. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    The thought of people like our own spudpeeler and the drones who worked in the military bureaucracy, now in late stage dementia, reeling around on ANZAC Day with guns is … errr … less than optimal.

    I’d give the spudpeeler a rifle on Anzac Day.

    There no requirement for him to be issued ammunition, though.

  68. Stimpson J. Cat

    Is it possible Trump is a god?

    A reading from the Book Of Stimp.
    “Stimpy saith unto him, Tiger, because thou hast seen Trump, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”

    Blessed be Saint srr.
    Blessed indeed.

  69. calli

    Warren and co want to ensure that only career politicians put their hats in the ring for President. To save the US or something.

    Can’t imagine why they would want to limit candidates. It’s a Mystery.

  70. OneWorldGovernment

    Does anyone know how Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing is going?

  71. Leo G

    You’ve heard the fake news. Now the fake analysis:

    “Maybe the whole dossier is a simply an invention created by the Russians, designed to sow doubt about the credibility of the hacking claims altogether, a kind of double-game? Or maybe it’s hoax of the style that so spectacularly caught out Dan Rather on George W. Bush’s service during the Vietnam War.
    There is no need for spies or lies to discern the truth; that in just over a week a man named Donald Trump with a remarkable ability to win support through convincing delusions will take command as US President.
    Everyone, everywhere, is stuck deep in the mud.” – Spies, lies and Donald Trump cries … by Daniel Flitton in the Sydney Morning Herald

    Well, it is the kind of mud into which Silly sinks.

  72. incoherent rambler

    Praise Stimpy.

  73. Makka

    Not a very bright ex – MI6 agent. The Republicans who agreed to fund this “research” should be publicly named;

    “A former MI6 officer who produced a dossier making lurid allegations about Donald Trump is “terrified for his safety” after he was unmasked by a US publication.

    Christopher Steele, 52, fled from his home in Surrey on Wednesday morning after realising it was only a matter of time until his name became public knowledge.

    A source close to Mr Steele said on Wednesday night that he now fears a prompt and potentially dangerous backlash against him from Moscow.

    His research was initially funded by anti-Trump Republicans, and later by Democrats.

    The existence of the dossier, which ran to 35 pages in total, comprising several reports filed over the course of six months, had been common knowledge among journalists in the US for more than half a year, but it was only given credence when the US news network CNN reported that Mr Trump and President Barack Obama had been given a two-page summary of its contents by the FBI.

    CNN also reported that the dossier had been put together by a British former intelligence agent, and Mr Steele’s anonymity was fatally compromised.

    A source close to Mr Steele said he was “horrified” when his nationality was published and is now “terrified for his and his family’s safety”.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/11/former-mi6-officer-produced-donald-trump-russian-dossier-terrified/

  74. incoherent rambler

    I’d give the spudpeeler a rifle on Anzac Day.

    Without a bayonet. You don’t want to have him walking in a small circle all day.

  75. calli

    The James Bond wannabe has suddenly been hit with the cluebat.

    The care of his cat angle is cute though. I wonder if it is a white Persian?

  76. thefrolickingmole

    For a different variety od lunacy heres the “Greens Renewal” statement of principles, they are as fresh and new as the worm riddled corpse of Marx itself.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/left-renewal/statement-of-principles/101438823691099

    Step one, expand the “victim group”, include non workers as workers becuae “social Justice Marxism”…

    1. That our struggle for social justice brings us into irreconcilable conflict with the capitalist mode of production, and all other forms of class society. This requires us to take a strong stance on the struggle of the working class. We further understand that the working class extends past the factory, and includes home workers, sex workers, and well beyond.

    Establish that its vital to colonize existing grievance factions for future takeover.

    2. That it is vital to organise in workplaces and to support union activity whether in syndicates or traditional union structures. As unionists, we shall never undermine the industrial action of workers; we shall never cross a picket line, and we pledge to join a union of some form in whatever place we may work.

    Underpants gnome economics.

    3. That we must create alternatives to and challenge all authoritarian and exploitative economic models, which ultimately requires socialising the means of production. This means that we reject the idea that society can truly be changed through ‘good people’ gaining control of these authoritarian and exploitative power structures and or do not believe that individual changes to our consumption will create change.

    Vanguard of the proletariat etc…

    4. That we should take strategic concerns seriously. We unite on the principle that our work should serve to accomplish our goals, strengthen grassroots movements, build political consciousness, and lead the world on a path to social transformation.

    So how did that work for Republican Spain? They are advocating for a collective dictatorship of the majority.

    As advocates of grassroots democracy, we believe in:
    1. A participatory democratic society. We will embody in our organisation the value of participatory self-management whereby everyone has a say in the decisions which affect them and the resources on which they are dependent in proportion to the degree to which they are affected. Democracy must come from the people, not from the bureaucracy.

    Meaningless psychobabble, ask Bismark how change must come from below.

    2. That the bureaucracy can function as a mediator to suppress radical change, and so we support rank and file control of unions, and the Greens. Change can only come from below, not from bureaucratic declaration and mediation.

    Preempting the denouncement of Menshevik deviationists before they start.

    3. A degree of tactical unity in order to have real collective influence in the society that we live in. Once a decision has been taken by our organisation in a participatory democratic fashion, it is required by members that they respect, implement and where necessary, bind on the organisation’s democratic decisions. In unity is strength.

    Pure wankery wrapped up in a generous helping of “waaaah the reason Im a useless shit has nothing to do with my bad life choices”..

    As advocates for peace, we believe:
    1. That capitalism is a violent and antagonistic relation between workers, and those who exploit them. As workers, whether or not we are waged, we experience perpetual violence and that this violence must be brought to an end. We therefore fight to bring about the end of capitalism.

    More victim group harvesting, anyone want to bet a certain religion doesnt fall under religious sectarianism?

    2. That capitalism depends upon violent and authoritarian divisions within the working class, such as elitism, sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, religious sectarianism, and ableism (amongst others). It is only with the abolition of these authoritarian relations that we will be able to create a thriving movement capable of transforming society and so must challenge these wherever we encounter it.

    Aboriginals were genocided by open borders, therefore we support open borders???

    3. That the prosecution of peace requires an explicit rejection of imperialism, and the genocide upon which it depends. Australia is based upon an act of genocide which exists within a broader framework of global imperialism. We therefore must reject the artificial creation of borders, and support the liberation struggles of oppressed peoples for their sovereignty and land rights.

    No police, no legitimate role for the state, but somehow a collectivist and binding harmonious open borders society. Can we give them Tasmania to try this out in, the pay-per-view right would wipe out the deficit overnight.

    4. That a rejection of class antagonism, and capitalism, also depends on a rejection of the state’s legitimacy and the right of it, and its apparatuses, to impose oppression upon the working class and oppressed people in order to liberate the working class and all oppressed people. We further rejected state mediated oppression in all of its forms, and recognise that violent apparatuses like the police do not share an interest with the working class.

    Climate Justice, someone actually put these 2 words together and thought it made an argument for overthrowing society..

    As environmentalists, and advocates of a sustainable society, we believe:
    1. That the question of society, and the environment, cannot be separated. We need an internationalist perspective of climate justice that recognises that we are all a part of the global ecosystem whatever our ethnicity, gender, or sexuality, and that we can only resolve climate change by achieving climate justice. None of us are free, until we are all free.

    Everyone will be a teacher, then we wont have to mine, farm or manufacture and global prosperity will be assured.

    2. That the interests of the environment, and the working class, should never be pitted against one another. This means working toward a ‘just transition’ in collaboration with and alongside the working class in order to uncover a renewable world.

    And last but not least, but dont make it cost me anything directly in a blanket way.
    Lord make me good, but not just yet.

    3. That solutions to climate change cannot come from green-capital partnerships, and top-down market solutions, but must come from people organising in their workplaces and their communities. We thereby oppose consumer taxes, like ‘cap and trade’ mechanisms, and cross-class compromises with big business and capital.

  77. H B Bear

    Australia’s least successful day trader, celebrity lawyer Chris Murphy, engaged by celebrity accountant Anthony Bell to defend AVO by celebrity wife Kelly Landry.

    Only in Sydney.

  78. Myrddin Seren

    I was wondering why #Showergate didn’t have the Russkie hooks shouting racial epithets while they are dancing around peeing on the Obama commemorative bed at the Moscow Ritz ? That would have been great outrage pron for the Left.

    Seems it was there racial epithets – but in the another section #Dumpgate

    ( There is an old Australian euphemism for squeezing one out that might provide a brief comic counterpoint – but as it is undoubtedly 18C-able, in the interests of preserving The Cat’s existence – we will let that one slide ).

  79. Geriatric Mayfly

    According to The Oz, The Waffler’s Hug-a-Moosley Itfar dinner cost over $30,000. At lest one weird beard in attendance was not deserving of a single halal crumb from the taxpayer’s table. No doubt, many of the others were just hangers-on, whose appreciation of Australian largesse fit the normal template for that mob.

  80. srr

    Stefan Molyneux ‏@StefanMolyneux 2h2 hours ago

    Old testimony from a guy who believed Dan Rather was secretly talking to him through the TV is being used to call Jeff Sessions as a racist.
    ..
    Working on The Untruth About Jeff Sessions.

    Spoiler: The media is lying about him.
    __________

    #FakeNews is also crying about their FakeDocs of FakeSpies blowing up in their FakeFaces now, when they needed their #FakeNews to be all over their FakeTakeDown of Trump Appointees … idiots! they’ve been trying to peddle this BS since Oct ’16, and still get their timing horribly wrong for themselves 😆

  81. John Comnenus

    ANZAC Day no longer safe. Quick let’s import more Muslims to tell us how to lead our lives and disrupt our cultural traditions. But think of all the tabouli and hommous they have gratiously bestowed upon us because we, uniquely amongst all human kind, are too fucking stupid to follow a recipe. Stop muliticulturalism now, it is little more than a thinly veiled attack on the majority Australian culture that our betters have always hated.

  82. johanna

    Tom
    #2259469, posted on January 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    At his independent investigative news website, The Intercept (bankrolled by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar), Glenn Greenwald’s story of how the Deep State has collaborated with the DNC to try to destroy Trump is my read of the week, as it explains why the swamp needs draining.

    H/T C.L.

    Independent? You are quoting an article that ends with: “There are solutions to Trump.” But this is not it, we need to find better ones.

    No wonder you think that the WSJ is a credible news source.

  83. john constantine

    Local councils cancel ANZAC Day parades. so that deplorable racists cannot claim a propaganda victory should a truck become involved in an incident.

    The Will of Stalin shall progress eternally.

  84. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Without a bayonet. You don’t want to have him walking in a small circle all day.

    Pay that one, I.R.

    Actually, you could issue ALL the old diggers rifles for the day, but only half, or a quarter of them with live rounds.

    Abdul the Bull Bull Emir, and his mates, could find out the hard way who had rounds, and who didn’t.

  85. john constantine

    Their midday abc radio, [pravda to the bush] had a spokesman for a proposed solar power plant for the Ouyen area.

    The spokesman explained that the solar power would ‘trickle’ into the grid around the Ouyen area, and eventually power the whole district with renewables.

  86. incoherent rambler

    A lazy XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

    Consider the words (in place of the Xs) that are permitted/not permitted by law in Australia.

    We need a constitutional change that prohibits our various parliaments from restricting our speech.

    I presume that I can still choose to say: “Lazy MP

  87. Senile Old Guy

    From that long article:

    ALMOST IMMEDIATELY after it was published, the farcical nature of the “dossier” manifested. Not only was its author anonymous, but he was paid by Democrats (and, before that, by Trump’s GOP adversaries) to dig up dirt on Trump. Worse, he himself cited no evidence of any kind, but instead relied on a string of other anonymous people in Russia he claims told him these things. Worse still, the document was filled with amateur errors.

    And this is what CNN thinks Trump has to answer to?

  88. srr

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2259484, posted on January 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Does anyone know how Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing is going?

    Live Stream Rex Tillerson Confirmation Hearing – 3:00pm Until….
    Posted on January 11, 2017 by sundance

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is conducting confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson (aka T-Rex). Two Live Stream’s below:

    PBS – Live Stream Link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgXz8W9tHwo

    FOX – Live Stream Link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Y3DCmt_os

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/11/live-stream-rex-tillerson-confirmation-hearing-300pm-until/#more-126928

  89. calli

    Trump: Sit down, you weren’t called. Sit down. 😀

    LOL. Had the volume up. Even my lazy Westie took notice!

  90. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    ANZAC Day no longer safe. Quick let’s import more Muslims to tell us how to lead our lives and disrupt our cultural traditions.

    Could you imagine the uproar if the police announced that the street outside Lakemba Mosque would no longer be blocked off for Friday prayers, because they couldn’t vouch for the security of those at prayer?

  91. john constantine

    “We love the plant based lifestyle”

    Vegan meals designed to look like meat are being championed by their abc wymynsys on radio right now.

    Ease new vegans into the lifestyle.

    It is about love and kindness.

    Let vegans eat vegan food if they want to, but the relentless meat free attack of their taxfunded abc will never stop being spewed from their billion dollar bully pulpit.

    Wait for the Australia Day Lamb add, although the relentless attacks of the previous years will see a lamb add that is diversity first, meat second.

  92. incoherent rambler

    Chuck Norris is into vegans. He eats them for breakfast*.

    *It is also reported that he can turn vegans into cannibals.

  93. Snoopy

    Trump: Sit down, you weren’t called. Sit down.

    The CNN journalist was very rude, possibly misogynistic, shouting over the female journalist who was given the nod by Trump.

  94. johanna

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2259484, posted on January 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Does anyone know how Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing is going?

    OWG, google around. Fox News has been livestreaming confirmation hearings, for example.

    I watched some of the Jeff Sessions (Trump’s Attorney General) hearings, and he sailed through. What came across is how dumb as dogshit so many Congresscritters are. I mean, really, really, dumb. Your average longstanding P&C president would run rings around them.

    One can only conclude that factors such as money, connections, malleability and so on have easily overtaken merit in US Congressional elections.

  95. srr

    Paul Joseph Watson ‏@PrisonPlanet 1h1 hour ago

    Russian tech expert named in Trump report says US intelligence never contacted him.

    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/819342581230432256

  96. Fisky

    John McCain should have been left at the Hanoi Hilton.

    I have been trying to press Wikileaks on twitter to release his files from the Hanoi Hilton days. Someone must have the goods on McCain. I bet he sold out his country and subsequently became a manchurian candidate!

    Wikileaks I’m sure are looking into it.

  97. Snoopy

    Wait for the Australia Day Lamb add, although the relentless attacks of the previous years will see a lamb add that is diversity first, meat second.

    Meat & Livestock Australia should ditch Sam and engage Saint Waleed. I’d love to see an MLF Australia Day promo featuring Wally slaughtering a sheep in his (rented) bath.

  98. old bloke

    The Shire of Moora in WA shows how to build a road. Around 5 kilometres of road was laid in two days.

    Linky

  99. Fisky

    JFK’s mistake/disadvantage was he could not go public in his war against the CIA. The times didn’t suit it (Cold War) and the technology for getting around the press didn’t exist. Trump can throw absolutely everything at those fucking assholes, and it will be a fair fight this time. I hope he utterly destroys them.

  100. egg_

    “We love the plant based lifestyle”

    More virtue signalling.
    BBQ’ed cashew nut fritters?

  101. incoherent rambler

    One can only conclude that factors such as money, connections, malleability and so on have easily overtaken merit in US Congressional elections.

    I like the story of the senator whose public hall speech went like:
    “Let me be clear, there is windows has encountered an unexpected error”

  102. Tom

    Independent? You are quoting an article that ends with: “There are solutions to Trump.” But this is not it, we need to find better ones.

    No wonder you think that the WSJ is a credible news source.

    Greenwald is a leftie. Therefore, he is biased. However, as an ethical investigative journalist, he is virtually alone in the American news business. Compared with the rest of the sewer he swims in, he is a beacon of independence.

    He’s like Ken Silverstein (This Election Has Disgraced the Entire Profession of Journalism): independent, a lefty, but ethical.

    What sets them apart from the rest of the MSM swamp is that, because they follow professional ethics, they have credibility — which has been trashed by the FMIC simply because it doesn’t follow the tried-and-true formula, in the process signing its own death warrant. Leftoids are so fucking stupid.

    PS: it’s not the news media’s job to take sides in the culture war — that’s for activists.

  103. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2259358, posted on January 12, 2017 at 10:46 am
    Tinta, I just loved the little moth flying out of the personal credit card area of the wallet.

    Yes Lizzie, his attention to detail is just exquisite, the cartoons he used to do of DV when he drew him as TinTin were priceless

    Frank
    #2259379, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:02 am
    Usually when you see mouths like that they have a hook in them.

    Yeah Sussssssan Ley could be closely related has all the physical attributes of the fishwife.

  104. Fisky

    Remember when Bird called the CIA “Leftist” and everyone laughed? Not laughing anymore.

  105. egg_

    JFK’s mistake/disadvantage was he could not go public in his war against the CIA.

    IIRC they didn’t miss an opportunity to fvck up over the Cuban missile crisis, made Maxwell Smart look good.

  106. Remember when Bird called the CIA “Leftist” and everyone laughed? Not laughing anymore.

    Bird would fit right in with the current Cat mood.

  107. H B Bear

    Got any updated Hilldebeast polling numbers for us mUnty?

    See if you can find any bookmakers offering odds on whether she is even alive. Some of the Cats might want to roll over their winnings.

  108. egg_

    Bird would fit right in with the current Cat mood.

    Teh Trump rakefest?

  109. Lysander

    It’s 22 degrees in Perth in January which is unprecedented and WA Today calls it weird cos it caused 35,000 blackouts.

  110. Senile Old Guy

    The left are always sore losers:

    Several protest groups planning large-scale demonstrations have permits in place and have already held organizational meetings, among them the collaborative DisruptJ20. “We’re planning a series of massive, direct actions that will shut down the inauguration ceremonies and any related celebrations,” the group says. “We’re also planning to paralyze the city.” Organizers say they are targeting everything from the parade to the balls and plan to use blockades and protesters to stop traffic, public transit and parties.

    They will wonder why, after this, they will be even more hated.

  111. johanna

    That Greens manifesto posted by our favourite mole was certainly a treat. While I feel a bit like the proverbial mosquito in a nudist colony, this one in particular caught my eye:

    As workers, whether or not we are waged, we experience perpetual violence and that this violence must be brought to an end. We therefore fight to bring about the end of capitalism.

    Anyone who can figure out what this actually means should immediately join the Greens. They need your help.

    I’d love to see Tucker Carlson interviewing one of the apologists for this babble. Fox could sell tickets for that. But, more likely is that it will be covered on The Panel, where everyone will agree that Inequalidy is a big issue and it is good that the Greens are “addressing” it.

  112. Makka

    Poor despondent mUnty.

    Trump hasn’t even been sworn in yet and already he’s tearing down the leftist temples and p1ssing all over the occupants. Long way to go yet. Wait until he’s finished stacking the SCOTUS mUnty. Than you’ll have decades to whinge and moan.

    The great thing is, the left have learned nothing!!

  113. Fisky

    I can’t wait to see SCOTUS in 2024. It will be seven 40-something alumni of the Heritage Foundation, each with a good four decades of service ahead of them, versus two geriatric Leftists.

  114. gabrianga

    The Home of the Left ,Britain’s BBC, reports today

    The identity of the former British intelligence officer said to have prepared documents claiming Russia has compromising material on Donald Trump has been revealed.

    Christopher Steele is understood to be the author of the series of memos regarding the US president-elect.

    They include unsubstantiated allegations that Mr Trump’s election team colluded with Russia.

    Mr Trump has called the allegations “fake news, phoney stuff”.

    Mr Steele is said to be a former member of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, and has been a director of Orbis – which describes itself as a leading corporate intelligence company.

    The research – published in some US media – is believed to have been commissioned initially by Republicans opposed to Donald Trump a

    nd consists of extensive allegations about his personal life and his campaign’s relationship with the Russian state.

    Among the allegations are that Moscow has a video recording of Mr Trump with prostitutes and damaging information about his business activities.

    Intelligence agencies considered the claims relevant enough to brief both Mr Trump and President Obama last week.

    But the allegations have not been independently substantiated or verified and some details have been challenged as incorrect by those who are mentioned.
    .

  115. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    As workers, whether or not we are waged, we experience perpetual violence and that this violence must be brought to an end. We therefore fight to bring about the end of capitalism.

    Violence must be brought to an end. Kill all the violent people you know.

  116. Cold-Hands

    Gold medal Olympian turned reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has reportedly accepted an invitation to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration.
    Jenner, who previously praised Trump during a contentious election campaign, will be among the many high-profile figures to travel to Washington, D.C. for the January 20 event, UsWeekly reports.

    Delicious. The LGBTIQWERTY-people’s brains will be exploding!

  117. C.L.

    Myrddin, I believe what the CIA/FBI pulled here was Hoover’s old trick.
    When a new president came to office, Hoover would apparently brief him on the kind of salacious and untrue stuff that was out there about him, showing just how important it was that he, Hoover, stay on to ‘protect’ the president. The fact that the CIA/FBI did this shows that they are terrified of what Trump might do to them. And they failed, that’s the new thing. Hoover always succeeded. They failed. That means Trump won and is now free to wield the axe. The spooks can’t touch him ever again.

  118. I’m not despondent. My second kid is booked in to arrive on Monday. Building (or rebuilding?) society one step at a time.

  119. srr

    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 Retweeted
    Tucker Carlson
    ‏@TuckerCarlson 10m10 minutes ago

    .@seanspicer: @realDonaldTrump won’t let dishonest members of the media post factually inaccurate stories without responding – TCT #Tucker
    ____________
    🙂 😉

  120. Lysander

    Hmm we are 74 days into the cyclone season which goes for about 150 days and yet not one single cyclone has made landfall.

    But they told us more cyclones due to AGW? More intense as well?

  121. NewChum

    A source close to Mr Steele said he was “horrified” when his nationality was published and is now “terrified for his and his family’s safety”.

    Play shitty games, win shitty prizes.

    The muckraking and dirt digging business is populated entirely by the sleaziest of sludge.

  122. C.L.

    Saints’ days for 16 January, Monty … Choose a name:

    St. Dunchaid O’Braoin
    St. Fursey
    St. Fusca and Marura
    St. Henry of Cocket
    St. Honoratus of Aries
    St. Honoratus
    St. James of Tarentaise
    St. Liberata
    St. Melas
    St. Titian of Oderzo
    St. Triverius
    St. Valerius

  123. ian3029

    Wait for the Australia Day Lamb add, although the relentless attacks of the previous years will see a lamb add that is diversity first, meat second.

    It is very diverse.

    The new 2017 lamb ad,

  124. Gab

    The CNN journalist was very rude, possibly misogynistic, shouting over the female journalist who was given the nod by Trump.

    While watching that earlier this morning, I was so hoping Trump would also include a remark such as

    “You’re being rude. Stop talking over your female colleague. Don’t be a misogynist”.

    I know, but still …

  125. areff

    Ibrahim Madhoun, a writer for Al-Resalah, a Hamas newspaper, said that Hamas would not stoop to such levels. “Creating women’s profiles to attract soldiers is against our Islamic values and teachings,” he said by telephone.
    Israelis Say Hamas Used Online Seduction

    Believe the Muslim always

  126. C.L.

    Liberata is a nice name. She was the sister of St. Honorata and St. Epiphanius of Pavia.

  127. Cradock's Choice

    I’ll have a go.

    As workers, whether or not we are waged,

    There are ‘unwaged’ workers? Salaries do not count?

    Translation: oldfashioned 19th century marxist boilerplate, it means “The masses”

    we experience perpetual violence

    Translation: standard 19th century marxist boilerplate: “are under attack”

    and that this violence must be brought to an end.

    SJQ twist on standard marxist boilerplate

    Translation: ” must destroy”

    We therefore fight to bring about the end of capitalism.

    Senseless as not linked to the above.

    But by the standard technique of assuming that greens are illiterate cretins we can identify that this is (oh, such a surprise) standard 19th century marxist boilerplate.

    Translation ;

    “The masses are under attack and must destroy capitalism”

    We can further analyse this. The Greens took 32 words to say what a semi-literate Russian commissar would have said in 9 words in 1917.

    So modern Greens are 28% as smart and educated as a semi-literate russian scumbag a century ago.

    And 10% of the electorate know they are smarter than them, and vote for them.

  128. Oh come on #2259449, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Honestly, Trump has that many people in the ruling class who are pants-soilingly scared of him and what he might do as President that all bets are off, really. If I were Trump, I’d have my own security people liaising with the SS.

    My information is that he does.

  129. Infidel Tiger

    Got any updated Hilldebeast polling numbers for us mUnty?

    She’s still doing okay in California.

    I have this dream she runs for Mayor of New York and Ivanka Trump runs against her and wins bigly.

  130. Senile Old Guy

    Hmm we are 74 days into the cyclone season which goes for about 150 days and yet not one single cyclone has made landfall. But they told us more cyclones due to AGW? More intense as well?

    Let’s refresh our memories

    Western Australians should brace for more cyclone activity this season, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned. For the past five years Western Australia has had lower than average significant impact from flooding and cyclones. However, now climate models are indicating an average to above average number of tropical cyclones this season.

    Published: 10, October, 2016.

  131. Infidel Tiger

    A source close to Mr Steele said he was “horrified” when his nationality was published and is now “terrified for his and his family’s safety”.

    Be a shame if he died from polonium.

    (((Hint hint Vlad.)))

  132. Cannibal

    Kudos to Mr Steele. He sold the same report to one of Trump’s primary rivals, possibly also to the never-Trumpers, and then to the DNC. Brilliant consulting! A string of unsubstantiated assertions and innuendo carefully crafted for the punters to swallow it. His clients were all pre-disposed to believe these allegations, and he read them perfectly. I bet they paid him handsomely too. All by following the first maxim of consulting : always give pleasure.

  133. H B Bear

    Relax Senile Old Guy. That BOM cyclone data hasn’t been normalised yet.

  134. Cannibal

    PS
    Pity he didn’t think it all the way through in regard to consequences. Bit of a lapse for a so-called intelligence analyst.

  135. Cradock's Choice

    C.L.
    #2259544, posted on January 12, 2017 at 1:28 pm
    Myrddin, I believe what the CIA/FBI pulled here was Hoover’s old trick.
    When a new president came to office, Hoover would apparently brief him on the kind of salacious and untrue stuff that was out there about him, showing just how important it was that he, Hoover, stay on to ‘protect’ the president. The fact that the CIA/FBI did this shows that they are terrified of what Trump might do to them. And they failed, that’s the new thing. Hoover always succeeded. They failed. That means Trump won and is now free to wield the axe. The spooks can’t touch him ever again.

    This screams “incompetence”

    But it’s even worse than that. Much worse.

    The failed because their own people leaked it.

    So now it’s “incompetent”, and “partisan” and “unprofessional”

  136. Rev. Archibald

    I’m not despondent. My second kid is booked in to arrive on Monday. Building (or rebuilding?) society one step at a time.

    ..
    Given the world is overpopulated and humans are contributing to the warming of the planet at an alarming rate, how can you sleep at night bringing more people onto the planet?
    Have you no shame?
    Not only are they going to contribute to the worlds environmental problems, but there is every chance you are condemning them, your own flesh and blood, to live in some horror Water World future nightmare as the glaciers melt and the world burns.
    You monster.
    Your writings here indicate the only moral means of reproduction you child possibly have used was to kill yourself just after sponsoring a family from Bhutan to come and take over your home and other assets.
    You hypocrite.
    Oh, and congratulations, I hope everything goes well Monty.
    I love that moment the new child placed into the car for the first trip home.
    Truly magic.

    Then there is witnessing the developments over the first few years, increasing knowledge, self control and communication skills.
    Hopefully after a year or two you might even be well enough developed to post comprehensible replies here!

  137. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    On the face of it it looks like Donald Trump has done to CNN’s Jim Acosta’s career what Maggie Thatcher did to George Negus – only more so because all the world will know about Jim Acosta’s fail.

  138. Cannibal

    I’m not despondent. My second kid is booked in to arrive on Monday. Building (or rebuilding?) society one step at a time.

    Ha ha ha
    Monty’s cunning plan – out breeding the muslims.

  139. johanna

    Greenwald is a leftie. Therefore, he is biased. However, as an ethical investigative journalist, he is virtually alone in the American news business. Compared with the rest of the sewer he swims in, he is a beacon of independence.

    Talk about damning with faint praise. He is a smallish turd in a sewer full of large turds.

    Any article that is based on the premise of what is the best way to destroy Trump is not “independent” – it’s just plain partisan.

    What is controversial about that?

  140. Lysander

    Winning…

    The families of three Americans killed in ISIS terror attacks are suing Twitter for allegedly knowingly providing support for the terrorist group and acting as a “powerful weapon for terrorism.”

  141. Infidel Tiger

    Johanna until you can learn to format please maybe at lest add a mixer to your breakfast.

  142. Infidel Tiger

    Since the #NeverTrump lunatics and liberal lunatics (two categories, by the way, it’s increasingly difficult to tell apart) have been lunacizing themselves over this document, in a way, it’s better that we do all get to see it, and get to see the seed of madness that has germinated so lushly inside the minds of the deranged hyperpartisans.

    We can finally see the lunatic “logic” behind their increasingly inexplicable behavior.

    – Ace

  143. Snoopy

    what Maggie Thatcher did to George Negus

    Delicious! One in two Brits who passed George in the street recognised him as an international super journalist and couldn’t wait to tell him about Maggie?

    Fake News has been around for a long, long, time.

  144. thefrolickingmole

    Tom

    That article linked above is a good read.
    The key i think is when he says “Hold them to the same standards”.

  145. Infidel Tiger

    One thing I’ll say in his very, very partial defense. Mickey Kaus spoke a long while ago about “Dark Star” news — it’s news that the news media is talking about behind the scenes, but won’t publish it, because they can’t verify it (or, as in Bill Clinton’s case, don’t want to verify it).

    Kaus called it a “Dark Star” situation because while you could not see the massive object itself — see, it’s a Dark Star, shedding no light — you could nonetheless tell its presence by the gravitation it exerted on things you could see.

    Since the #NeverTrump lunatics and liberal lunatics (two categories, by the way, it’s increasingly difficult to tell apart) have been lunacizing themselves over this document, in a way, it’s better that we do all get to see it, and get to see the seed of madness that has germinated so lushly inside the minds of the deranged hyperpartisans.

    We can finally see the lunatic “logic” behind their increasingly inexplicable behavior.

    Go to the banned ace .mu. nu for more.

  146. calli

    All the best to Mrs. M0nty and a safe delivery for the new bub. You never know, little one might make an early surprise appearance.

  147. thefrolickingmole

    South Park comes to life…
    2017 is going to be full of WINNING ist it?

    Gold medal Olympian turned reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has reportedly accepted an invitation to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration.

  148. struth

    The new Lamb add is a disgrace.
    “Aren’t we all boat people?”

    Of course the answer is no.
    We pay for them to fly in now.
    But again, we are met with the most simplistic, immature, left wing messaging.
    We are all having a barby.
    A big party.
    We are all boat people.

    Which are basically all lies, easily disproved, as we know.

    Riots caused by Muslim treatment of girls at our beaches, murder in a Sydney café, police killed, suppression of our culture, multiculturalism that is divisive and has made Australia a collection of fighting tribes, enabling corrupt politicians and elites to get away with traitorously selling us out for their own interests, to sick Marxists sexually abusing our children in our so called education system, life is no party or barby for many.
    This add has been put together by a collection of cowards and leftists.
    But I repeat myself.

  149. Infidel Tiger

    Fuck lamb.

    Pork is king.

  150. lotocoti

    A source close to Mr Steele said he was “horrified” when his nationality was published and is now “terrified for his and his family’s safety”.

    Surely someone allegedly from MI6 would know “Big boys’ games, big boys’ rules.”

  151. incoherent rambler

    Australia Day – throw some pork on the barbie.
    Pork the one you love.

    The power of punctuation.

  152. struth

    I reckon that add would better be suited to chicken.

  153. Senile Old Guy

    Relax Senile Old Guy. That BOM cyclone data hasn’t been normalised yet.

    We get the BOM cyclone predictions every year and I save the links because, despite being fairly vague, they are usually wrong.

  154. They have not gained control of the narrative.
    As we know from History, that means they get violent.
    What really is the likelihood that the Don can control the inevitable world wide , left wing violent dummy spit?

    I think we’ll find this out on Jan 20th. The fucktards have openly advertised for riots and disruption but I believe they might just regret it as there will also be thousands of ordinary people showing up to counter them and ensure they don’t shut down the Inauguration. The left need an almighty smackdown and the fascist twats are going to get it if they carry on the way they are. Conservative Americans are not like us, they will actually fight. If he’d been elected here the left would run rampant whilst lily-livered conservatives tut-tutted and grasped their pearls in darkened halls at IPA functions.

  155. JC

    Congrats monst

    Artiste

    Would it be too much adopting both monster’s kid and get brought up the right way? We all know he’s going to ruin them.

    Happy to contribute on the upkeep .

  156. Infidel Tiger

    Monty is actually a conservative. Very conservative. His kids will go to Sunday School and private school.

    He just plays a loony lefty on the internet.

    P.s Congrats Monts! Exciting times ahead.

  157. Senile Old Guy

    The NTY doubles down:

    Seven months ago, a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele won a contract to build a file on Donald J. Trump’s ties to Russia. Last week, his lurid account — unsubstantiated accounts of frolics with prostitutes, real estate deals that were intended as bribes and coordination with Russian intelligence of the hacking of Democrats — was summarized for Mr. Trump in an appendix to a top-secret intelligence report. The consequences have been incalculable and will play out long past Inauguration Day. Parts of the story remain out of reach — most critically the basic question of how much, if anything, in the dossier is true.

    The only things ‘out of reach’ of the NYT are credibility and morality. The gutter is well within their reach, as they demonstrate again.

  158. Snoopy

    What about IT and Stimpy co-parenting? A balanced upbringing would be assured.

  159. Snoopy

    Parts of the story remain out of reach — most critically the basic question of how much, if anything, in the dossier is true.

    Liberty Quote!

  160. Cannibal

    All the best to Mrs. M0nty and a safe delivery for the new bub.

    +1

    You never know, little one might make an early surprise appearance grow up to be a conservative.

  161. calli

    BREAKING: Christopher Steele pays final visit to ex-employers.

  162. Snoopy

    a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele

    Has that been confirmed?

  163. Senile Old Guy

    A woman has been robbed and assaulted by a group of four men during a violent carjacking in Melbourne’s south-east, police say. The 42-year-old told police she was stopped about 1:15am on Young Street in Brighton when she was confronted by the group.

    And who are they?

    Police said all offenders were believed to be of African appearance.

    Melbourne is really enjoying diversity!

  164. Stimpson J. Cat

    My second kid is booked in to arrive on Monday. Building (or rebuilding?) society one step at a time.

    Everything will be fine.
    Also, I will be happy to be godfather to little Stimpy/Stimpelina/Donald/Barron/Melania if you need me to.

  165. Stimpson J. Cat

    Would it be too much adopting both monster’s kid and get brought up the right way? We all know he’s going to ruin them.

    Now that I no longer smoke my adoption agency can get anyone.
    Literally anyone.

  166. JC

    Monst

    Right-wing people are better looking than those on the left, study claims

    https://www.indy100.com/article/right-wing-people-are-better-looking-than-those-on-the-left-study-claims-7521301

    Obviously there are exceptions as we know. But few.

  167. Lysander

    Sorry Stimps, it’s “God-caregiver”

  168. H B Bear

    Brighton?

    But they were all placed in Dandenong and Sunshine. This wasn’t supposed to happen at all.

  169. cohenite

    Senile Old Guy

    #2259561, posted on January 12, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Hmm we are 74 days into the cyclone season which goes for about 150 days and yet not one single cyclone has made landfall. But they told us more cyclones due to AGW? More intense as well?

    Let’s refresh our memories…

    Western Australians should brace for more cyclone activity this season, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned. For the past five years Western Australia has had lower than average significant impact from flooding and cyclones. However, now climate models are indicating an average to above average number of tropical cyclones this season.

    Published: 10, October, 2016.

    BoM’s predictions are always fun. Prediction for Summer 2014.

    What happened.

  170. Rev. Archibald

    That could productively waste an entire afternoon.
    Naming competition for Monty’s new kid.

  171. Monty’s cunning plan – out breeding the muslims.

    2 more to go

  172. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Naming competition for Monty’s new kid.

    You won’t be nominating “Archibald” then?

  173. johanna

    Cannibal
    #2259564, posted on January 12, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Kudos to Mr Steele. He sold the same report to one of Trump’s primary rivals, possibly also to the never-Trumpers, and then to the DNC. Brilliant consulting! A string of unsubstantiated assertions and innuendo carefully crafted for the punters to swallow it. His clients were all pre-disposed to believe these allegations, and he read them perfectly. I bet they paid him handsomely too. All by following the first maxim of consulting : always give pleasure.

    There is nothing new under the Sun, least of all in spying.

    In John Le Carre’s “Smiley’s People” (1980), there is discussion of the intelligence market in post war Germany. It was full of entrepreneurs who prided themselves on selling scuttlebut at least once, preferably twice, and if you got the trifecta it was drinks all round.

    Then, as now, intelligence agencies are essentially government departments which have to provide fodder for theirMinisterial masters and mistresses.

  174. C.L.

    Fuck lamb.

    What’s the CIA saying now?

  175. Monty is actually a conservative. Very conservative. His kids will go to Sunday School and private school.

    Catholic schools, yes. Not sure about Sunday school, that might be going a bit too far.

  176. Fisky

    Fake News has been around for a long, long, time.

    The vast majority of “news” has always been #fakenews written by Leftists. They don’t get away with it anymore.

  177. Rev. Archibald

    Donut related names?
    If a boy: Dunkin’
    If a girl: Wendy.
    ..
    Boy or girl?
    Do we know?
    Or is it now rude to put put a gender on the kid until they are old enough to choose one themselves?

  178. memoryvault

    I think we’ll find this out on Jan 20th. The fucktards have openly advertised for riots and disruption but I believe they might just regret it as there will also be thousands of ordinary people showing up to counter them and ensure they don’t shut down the Inauguration.

    Didn’t I read somewhere that thousands of biker types are descending on Washington specifically to ensure the inauguration ceremonies are NOT disrupted? Could be popcorn time.

  179. JC

    Bear,

    I went to Dandenong today to pick up a package I missed . Hadn’t been there for decade. Full of factories and dudes with stupid yellow and green gillets.

    Should make the trip once a decade.

  180. I’m hoping it’s a girl because the wife and I are still at loggerheads over a favoured boy’s name. Three scans have failed to secure enough evidence to say either way, though signs are pointing to girl.

  181. Myrddin Seren

    That could productively waste an entire afternoon.
    Naming competition for Monty’s new kid.

    I reckon m0nty will only be taking guidance from Fran Barlow.

  182. C.L.

    a respected former British spy

    LOL.
    How does a spy become widely respected?
    Reminds me of those old Bond movies.
    Ah, Mr Bond – your reputation proceeds you.

  183. JC

    Monst

    If the little weenie isn’t visible it’s a female. That’s differential analysis works you ignorant oaf.

  184. Pedro the Ignorant

    JC, what is a “gillet”?

    Google was no help, best answer was “the underside of a dog’s head”.

  185. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    I’m hoping it’s a girl because the wife and I are still at loggerheads over a favoured boy’s name.

    Winston Spencer Monty not an option?

  186. calli

    After three scans, I suspect you are right. 😃

    Free advice: start practising the words “how much?” now.

  187. Infidel Tiger

    I’m hoping it’s a girl because the wife and I are still at loggerheads over a favoured boy’s name. Three scans have failed to secure enough evidence to say either way, though signs are pointing to girl.

    Girls are the best.

    Soon of course you will need to own a firearm.

    A father of a daughter without a gun is really telling his daughter she ain’t pretty.

  188. Rev. Archibald

    Call ’em Fred.
    Works boy or girl
    Frederick or Frederique.
    Then, once you announce the arrival, we can have a new Fred.

  189. thefrolickingmole

    Stimpson J. Cat

    You might want to work on your branding..
    The big sign outside with the howling wolf motif and “WOLVES” logo, with the motto “tell them your kids were raised by wolves” might be triggering to snowflakes, wussess and Chamberlins.

  190. Infidel Tiger

    Barron is actually an on trend name, Monty.

    You should consider that. Baroness for a girl of course.

  191. Stackja

    OSS helped communists. Now CIA continues the work.

  192. johanna

    , a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele

    says the New York Times.

    Respected by whom? They don’t say.

    Respected by the NYT, perhaps.

    This is not journalism, it is stream-of-consciousness wishful thinking. Frank Packer’s subs would have eviscerated these idiots.

  193. JC

    Pedro

    The sleeveless thing they wear. Vests?

    It’s a frog word obviously but I’ve seen it used in English .

  194. calli

    This is a gillet.

    In summer?

    Probably hi-viz vests. Ooooh! He’s quite cute.

  195. Nice one Archie. BTW I like Archie as a name but the wife doesn’t.

  196. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Koran Verse Denying Jesus Was Son of God Sung in Scottish Cathedral
    crafty little nasty buggers aren’t they

    Da Hairy Ape, well known atheist and occasional Christmas Catholic, was apoplectic about this last night. In my agnosticism, I agreed with him. Who authorized this? I asked, and still do. Not a Christian soldier, whoever it was; this is not turning the other cheek, it is giving in.

  197. Infidel Tiger

    That weasel Rubio is threatening to vote against Tillerson.

    The GOP are Trump’s biggest danger.

  198. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    OSS helped communists. Now CIA continues the work.

    OSS got Ho Chi Minh started…

  199. Makka

    I’m not despondent. My second kid is booked in to arrive on Monday.

    Well then, best of luck to you, the missus and family.

  200. I had a few rules for baby names. No prince names (Harry, Charles, William etc). No tool names (Brad, Steele etc). No place names. And we both agreed that if there was a longer version of a name we’d have to use that, so Maximillian instead of Max etc – which cut out a lot of names because my surname already has three or four syllables depending on how you say it.

  201. Cannibal

    Soon of course you will need to own a firearm.

    And fifty acres, and a backhoe.

  202. Infidel Tiger

    Nice one Archie. BTW I like Archie as a name but the wife doesn’t.

    You would of course Christen him Archibald?

    One of the first indicators of societal decline is that children started being given names that were in fact derivations of proper names. Like calling kids “Jack” or “Hank” on their birth certificates.

    We live in a fallen world Monty and I will thank you to do your best to elevate standards.

  203. Senile Old Guy

    Didn’t I read somewhere that thousands of biker types are descending on Washington specifically to ensure the inauguration ceremonies are NOT disrupted?

    You did.

    The two major groups with permits are a pro-Trump organization and the ANSWER Coalition, which turned out the largest anti-war protests during the Bush years and next weekend has a permit for a mass protest at Freedom Plaza, near the parade route. The other group is Bikers for Trump, a familiar presence on last year’s campaign trail and visitors to both 2016 major-party conventions.

  204. Infidel Tiger

    No place names.

    My daughter Nantucket would agree with you.

  205. johanna

    Just checked out the teev guide, and SBS is running something called “Obama – Eight Years of Power.”

    Not being in need of an emetic, I haven’t tuned in.

    No doubt TheirABC, which spent yesterday posting tributes to Prince Albert, is preparing something special for us in the near future about the genius, philanthropist golfer who was taken from us much too soon.

  206. Stackja

    Zulu And Jane helped Ho.

  207. Top Ender

    A comforting feeling knowing the Moon has been looking down on this shambles for all that time….

    It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.

    That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971.

    A research team has reported that the moon formed within 60 million years of the birth of the solar system. Previous estimates ranged within 100 million years, all the way out to 200 million years after the solar system’s creation, not quite 4.6 billion years ago.

  208. DNI Clapper Statement on Conversation with President-elect Trump
    This evening, I had the opportunity to speak with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss recent media reports about our briefing last Friday. I expressed my profound dismay at the leaks that have been appearing in the press, and we both agreed that they are extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security.

    We also discussed the private security company document, which was widely circulated in recent months among the media, members of Congress and Congressional staff even before the IC became aware of it. I emphasized that this document is not a U.S. Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC. The IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions. However, part of our obligation is to ensure that policymakers are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that might affect national security.

    President-elect Trump again affirmed his appreciation for all the men and women serving in the Intelligence Community, and I assured him that the IC stands ready to serve his Administration and the American people.

    James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

  209. Viva

    So every day we read about electricity prices going through the roof, worsening energy security, domestic gas shortages – all because a couple of State Premiers have gone rogue on renewables and gas exploration.

    And what does federal energy minister Frydenberg have to say about it all. Wait for it.

    “It’s not good enough.”

    Wow – flog me with a feather why don’t you.

    Imagine what Trump would say and do in the circumstances.

  210. Cradock's Choice

    IT

    Soon of course you will need to own a firearm.

    A father of a daughter without a gun is really telling his daughter she ain’t pretty.

    Dear God.

    You have no idea what you have just done.

  211. Makka

    “….and I assured him that the IC stands ready to serve his Administration and the American people.”

    James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

    Please don’t sack me, President Trump!

  212. Diogenes

    I had a few rules for baby names.

    No names starting with J, especially for boys. One of my colleagues decided to do analysis on our behavioral data to test the theory that our male Js were the biggest ratbags. Despite Js making up only 5% of the student population they accounted for nearly 20% of the referrals. The next worst group were female Ss

  213. tailgunner

    Jason C. @CounterMoonbat
    Rolling Stone: No one can top our reputation of poor journalistic standards and publishing fake news.

    Buzzfeed: Hold my beer.
    2:04 AM – 12 Jan 2017

    Oh yes! 😀

  214. srr

    Some dogs really do need putting down.

    Marco Rubio Demands T-Rex State Putin is “War Criminal”, Because Aleppo, Aleppo, Aleppo… Aleppo !
    Posted on January 11, 2017 by sundance

    Senator Marco Rubio exited the confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State nominee and, important to note RUSHED TO CNN*, to tell media he was “uncertain” and “doubtful” if he’d support Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State.

    Moments earlier Senator Marco Rubio engaged in the following questioning of T-Rex:

    [the Conservative Treehouse recording won’t play in “this country”, so here’s another, with some Trump input 😉 ]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxcbljuSt5A
    .

    Important to remember, Marco Rubio openly supported John Kerry and voted yes on his confirmation.

    * Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/11/marco-rubio-demands-t-rex-state-putin-is-war-criminal-because-aleppo-aleppo-aleppo-aleppo/#more-126950

  215. If the little weenie isn’t visible it’s a female.

    Leftists don’t profile, its sexist.

  216. hzhousewife

    That could productively waste an entire afternoon.
    Naming competition for Monty’s new kid.

    Trump, of course.

  217. Stimpson J. Cat

    Monty I will also accept Rosie for a girl.
    But if it is a boy, it must be Mohammad.
    If there is one thing the world needs, it is more white Mohammads.

    Which reminds me my adoption agency needs more white kids. We have too many ethnics now and not enough diversity.

    I will never forgive Prince William for not naming his son Prince. Just imagine it: Prince Prince.
    It would have been glorious.

  218. Myrddin Seren

    , a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele

    says the New York Times.

    Respected by whom? They don’t say.

    Well – I would imagine various foreign secret services are doing quiet high-fives and raising a glass in honour of Agent Steele right now, given the US spooks have started a #FakeNewswar with the incoming POTUS which will probably not end well for the spooks.

  219. H B Bear

    Should make the trip once a decade.

    I’ll just Google Street view it thanks.

  220. Makka

    a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele

    Probably worked in the basement as an analyst and never left London. Sounds a little gay to me. Dumped his cat on a neighbour before he fled?

  221. H B Bear

    mUnty should do the right thing and leave his kid in a cardboard box outside the IPA.

  222. Top Ender

    a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele

    Not related to Christopher Creighton of the infamous hoax book Op JB is he?

    One of the biggest stitch-ups of the publishing world.

  223. Diogenes

    It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.

    Have you seen ep 1 of the BBC Series catastophe ? Discuses the formation of the moon – cool modelling of a plant called Thea striking the earth a glancing blow forming the moon @10-11 minutes in

  224. Myrddin Seren

    I expressed my profound dismay at the leaks that have been appearing in the press, and we both agreed that they are extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security.

    Now that Clapper has agreed that the Leakers have damaged national security – I hope President Trump and his responsible Cabinet officers will ensure Clapper investigates and seeks to prosecute those who have damaged national security. The new Attorney-General is going to be very busy.

  225. rickw

    All the best to Mrs. M0nty and a safe delivery for the new bub.

    +1

    You never know, little one might make an early surprise appearance grow up to be a conservative.

    Born in the age of Trump, the kid will definitely be a conservative! All the best Monty!

  226. johanna

    #2259636, posted on January 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    a respected former British spy

    LOL.
    How does a spy become widely respected?
    Reminds me of those old Bond movies.

    I’ve met a few spies in my time, and “respect” is not the first word that comes to mind. The one who crawled around under my dining room table at the end of a dinner party, barking like a dog, for example.

    The Australian ones were pretty bad, but the foreign ones weren’t much better. As a cute young thing who went to the odd diplomatic cocktail party, it was not unusual to be accosted by chaps with British, American and other foreign accents who asked lots of searching questions about my background and opinions, under the guise of chatting me up.

    Fortunately, I’d been put wise about this stuff. The records of intelligence agencies all over the world were filled with various stories about how I’d run away with the circus, or was an orphan taken in by a rich family, or whatever. Serves them right.

    The fact is, the vast majority of intelligence “operatives” are not very bright or effective. The really good ones, like Philby, Burgess and Maclean, are not able to be “respected” unless they are exposed, which kinda defeats the purpose.

  227. srr

    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 ‏@Cernovich 6m6 minutes ago
    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 Retweeted John Iadarola

    Your Crisco sweeting boss denies the Armenian Genocide. Your entire job is to spread fake news.

    John IadarolaVerified account
    ‏@johniadarola

    If you’re a part of the media, traditional or online, and you aren’t horrified at how Trump treats journalists, you’ve surrendered.

    So, who has this C@#T! John Iadarola surrendered to?

    https://twitter.com/Saudi_Feminist_/status/819043894654595072

    https://twitter.com/Saudi_Feminist_/status/819044890256568320

  228. Tom

    A father of a daughter without a gun is really telling his daughter she ain’t pretty.

    There just aren’t many blogs where you can get such wisdom.

    What about Beretta* as a girl’s name, Monty?
    __________________________________________________________________________
    *Exquisitely beautiful Italian shotguns.

  229. Baldrick

    Donald Montgomery – you know it makes sense.

  230. cohenite

    What about Beretta* as a girl’s name, Monty?

    Beretta is a wonderful name; and as the little one grows bigger so can her calibre nickname.

  231. tailgunner

    Surely someone allegedly from MI6 would know “Big boys’ games, big boys’ rules.”

    +1
    Great comment.
    He’s no Bond.
    Feel a bit for him though.
    This is his “Oh shit!” moment.

  232. incoherent rambler

    a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele

    Is that the brother of pornstar Dicko?

  233. john constantine

    Another Tropical low to make its way down from the North West of the country through the south Australian pastoral Zone this afternoon or evening.

    Dunno if it will get to Adelaide or not.

    How will social justice electricity cope with the smallest storm of the season?.

  234. johanna

    Da Hairy Ape, well known atheist and occasional Christmas Catholic, was apoplectic about this last night. In my agnosticism, I agreed with him. Who authorized this? I asked, and still do. Not a Christian soldier, whoever it was; this is not turning the other cheek, it is giving in.

    What a constructive and useful addition to the discussion – Mamma Mia is missing a contributor.

    Me! Me! Me!

  235. Senile Old Guy

    In the ‘never could have predicted that’ file for today, we have this.

    THE number of teen criminals in detention in the NT has more than halved — despite a Top End property crime spree that police say is being carried out by young repeat offenders. Statistics obtained by the NT News show the number of youths sentenced to detention, and the total numbers in the system, dropped sharply in the months following allegations aired on the ABC’s 4 Corners program and the announcement of a Royal Commission. “The judges are afraid to lock them up since the Don Dale scandal broke,” said a Darwin lawyer who asked not to be named. “It’s an issue.”

    In December 2015, there were 46 young offenders in Don Dale. By December 2016, there were 19 in detention. As those numbers dropped, property crime increased. Property offences, including residential and commercial unlawful entries, went up by 27 per cent in Darwin in the second half of 2016, compared to the same period the previous year. Police say that 90 per cent of property offenders are recidivist, and that most are youth. In one case, a youth committed 52 property offences in a single year. Commercial break and enters led the charge, up a whopping 59 per cent in the 12 months to October 31, compared to the same period in 2015. Figures show 20 teens between the ages of 13 and 17 were responsible for committing 763 offences during financial year 2015-16.

  236. Gab

    Apparently that sewer pit known as Twitter has deleted Trump’s account.

    http://cnn.com.de/news/twitter-deletes-donald-trumps-twitter-account/

    Someone alert the Don to gab.ai

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