Thursday Forum: January 12, 2017

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  1. Audit all Parliamentarian travel expenses

  2. Zyconoclast

    Almost missed out on the freshness

  3. gabrianga

    Obviously David Hughes, “Hughsie” to his mates has never heard of the saying “shut up and sing” despite the soprano lilt.

    http://www.ntnews.com.au/video/id-V1dHh1ODE6_BrfPAyx7WOJW1twzwwHlI/Hughesy-hits-back-at-Sam-Kekovich-on-Australia-Day-lamb-ad.

    Perhaps “shut up and ferk off” might get through?

  4. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    New thread? The Doomlord is kind to his followers…

  5. Pedro the Ignorant

    FMD. Is that Hughes clown pissed?

  6. Pete of Perth

    A 10 from the map of Tassie

  7. Rabz

    Is that Hughes clown pissed?

    No, just serious brain damage.

  8. Atoms for Peace

    If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If its brown,flush it down.

  9. srr

    Pat Condell [email protected] 3h3 hours ago

    Walking in New York as a black #Trump voter.
    I’m so glad these people lost. Hope they always lose.

    10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Black Trump Voter
    Project Veritas Action

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZPapHk0kjk

    10 Jan 2017
    Project Veritas Action Journalist is harassed while walking silently through the streets of Manhattan wearing a Trump T-shirt and hat.

  10. srr

    Pat Condell Retweeted
    Anne Marie Waters [email protected] Jan 10

    ‘Council of elders’ rule that man has right to exact the death penalty on his neighbour’s children. In Lancashire.

    A sinister British Sharia court and one girl’s tireless hunt for her father’s killer: How a brutal murder in Pakistan uncovered revenge killings in Lancashire
    * Author and journalist Martin Sixsmith is set to release his new book Ayesha’s Gift
    * Tells story of a British-Pakistani woman and her hunt to track down father’s killer
    * Investigation led them to a Pakistani underworld of mafia and treacherous police
    * Interview with top gangster revealed troubling stories of Sharia courts in Britain

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4103918/A-sinister-British-Sharia-court-one-girl-s-tireless-hunt-father-s-killer-brutal-murder-Pakistan-uncovered-revenge-killings-Lancashire.html#ixzz4VXyJ4OS1

  11. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    FMD. Is that Hughes clown pissed?

    Commenter on the Oz website cites Dave Hughes as being as funny as gastric reflux. He’s being far too kind. I find Dave Hughes as funny as a urinary tract infection.

  12. OneWorldGovernment

    What I really ‘admire’ about the ‘Deep State’ is their ability to shift the narrative from Assad and Putin brought peace to Aleppo.

    Not to mention that when the Obama came to power Islam and Jihad was deep sixed from FBI talking points, TSA profiling, and who knows what CIA connections.

    If the Saudi’s, and other similar interests, can drop whatever millions on the Clintons who is to say that they haven’t done the same to other squealing voices.

    John McCain proudly photographed with ISIS players for g’ds sake.

    Little Marky Rubio attacking T-Rex for his potential Russian connections.

    And the whole clusterf*ck of the former MSM and Intellectuals in the bag for Venezuela, Cuba, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Ho, whomever.

    And supposedly 70 of the greatest arzes are going to be meeting in France to discuss the Israeli question. Will Australia be sending a representative?

  13. Zyconoclast

    Commenter on the Oz website cites Dave Hughes as being as funny as gastric reflux. He’s being far too kind. I find Dave Hughes as funny as a urinary tract infection.

    Arse cancer?

  14. john constantine

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/07/how-does-an-ad-that-reflects-our-diversity-become-news

    Their van badfilth gloats that the people she hates have been beaten and replaced, but doesn’t ask what happens next.

  15. JC

    What I really ‘admire’ about the ‘Deep State’ is their ability to shift the narrative from Assad and Putin brought peace to Aleppo.

    One thing holds me back about all this. I accept that the Kenyan bungled the Syrian crisis in a huge way, but I also think the American principle that the future of Syria didn’t have Assad in the picture was a good one.

    Assad’s crew have been responsible for 200,000 dead in Syria and he should have no place in its future.

  16. Baldrick

    21st Battalion A.I.F

    Edwards, John Harold McKenzie (1894–1942)
    He embarked in Melbourne on 8 May 1915, as a sergeant in the 21st Battalion, served at Anzac and left Egypt for France in March 1916. Wounded on 26 August 1916 during the battle of Mouquet Farm, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for ‘conspicuous gallantry and able reconnaissance work’ in this action; he had been ‘in command of a carrying party which made three endeavours to reach a post, under very heavy shell and machine-gun fire’. His D.C.M. was gazetted on 20 October and seven days later he was awarded the Military Medal, the first to be won by the battalion. He received it for his part in a brigade raiding-party on the night of 29-30 June.

    He returned to the 21st Battalion on 12 January 1918 after a stint in England and was promoted lieutenant on 1 April. As a platoon commander he was involved in the fighting at Ville-sur-Ancre in May. On 6 July he was wounded again at Villers-Bretonneux and, for daring reconnaissance work resulting in the capture of a German trench-mortar and the destruction of several others, received the Military Cross. The combination of decorations he had won for individual bravery was very rare.

  17. Motelier

    Bugga,

    Missed the toptwenny bu that much.

  18. Motelier

    Just sat through a screening of San Andreas.

    Most entertaining if you are like me and enjoy all of tha “factual” mistakes you see.

  19. twostix

    We’re coming into a phase of history where low level leftwing cocksmoking bureaucrats literally *are* in fear of their lives when they do their usual thing of corruptly acting as the puppets of the leftwing media elite against the newly seated elected non-leftist President.

    Previously they’d do that then would move onto the second part of the script of getting fake “death threats” to crush any political blow back. Now the threats are real! Game over losers!

    Glorious time to be alive.

  20. OneWorldGovernment

    JC
    #2260221, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    What I really ‘admire’ about the ‘Deep State’ is their ability to shift the narrative from Assad and Putin brought peace to Aleppo.

    One thing holds me back about all this. I accept that the Kenyan bungled the Syrian crisis in a huge way, but I also think the American principle that the future of Syria didn’t have Assad in the picture was a good one.

    Assad’s crew have been responsible for 200,000 dead in Syria and he should have no place in its future.

    Fair comment JC but I direct you to this bit of background, even if it is on ‘the’ wiki.

    On 31 January 1973, Hafez al-Assad implemented a new constitution, which led to a national crisis. Unlike previous constitutions, this one did not require that the President of Syria must be a Muslim, leading to fierce demonstrations in Hama, Homs and Aleppo organized by the Muslim Brotherhood and the ulama. They labeled Assad the “enemy of Allah” and called for a jihad against his rule.[137] Daniel Pipes has compared Assad’s coming to power to “an untouchable becoming maharajah in India or a Jew becoming tsar in Russia—an unprecedented development, shocking the Sunni majority population which had monopolized power for so many centuries.”[138] The government survived a series of armed revolts by Sunni Islamists, mainly members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from 1976 until 1982.

  21. Makka

    Assad’s crew have been responsible for 200,000 dead in Syria and he should have no place in its future.

    Much of them jihadis and other breeds of terrorists. Without Assad in power minorities don’t stand a chance in Syria. Hold your nose.

  22. JC

    Much of them jihadis and other breeds of terrorists. Without Assad in power minorities don’t stand a chance in Syria. Hold your nose.

    Then it would be much better to break the country up into ethnic enclaves. It looks like the sunnis want to kill everyone, so why keep a country together with those raving lunatics. Yes, I know Assad isn’t Sunni.

  23. Infidel Tiger

    Things are working out really mintox.

    Trump is destroying the media and Ted Cruz is tearing loser senators new arseholes.

    Now all we need is McCain to be offed.

  24. john constantine

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-12/owners-of-nine-million-tyre-pile-in-stand-off-with-government/8177912

    This is famous in the firefighting whatif scenarios.

    One idiot with a can of petrol………………….

  25. Huck

    I was a teenager in the 80’s and can categorically say that I’ve never heard the word mintox. Ever.

  26. Makka

    JC,
    Don’t fall into the trap of thinking the Arab ME is like a patchwork quilt or chess board where it’s just a matter of aligning the squares into some kind neat order. It’s a fkn unholy mess. Alliances and political imperatives change in an instant , violently. The best formula is go with whatever works to keep order. Because without order the ME quickly collapses into the toilet we see today- with no winners. Only losers.

  27. Motelier

    Look, we all know that no-one hates like tbe left.

    So, I am contemplating the odds on

    1. Attempted assassination on POTUS Trump,

    2. Successful assassination of POTUS Trump.

    Soory for that, I am letting the pessimist on my shoulder have a say.

  28. egg_

    ABC News nudge, nudge, wink, wink re a ‘media item’ about Trump along with the story of his speech.
    Can’t help themselves.

  29. OneWorldGovernment

    JC,

    You have to remember what the muslim brotherhood did to Nasser and Sadat in Egypt, let alone Lebanon.

    These are the same ‘folk’ that have been driving America’s stance re islam, and they are at war with The West.

    And Hillary’s top aid was Humma with direct links.

    It was Hillary, CIA, State Department that got the death and destruction in Libya.

    I spent a few years in Melbourne and if you ever go out to Coburg I can tell you of an Egyptian businessman out there. He still had a photo of Nasser on his wall and he appreciated that I knew who it was but that was 10 years ago now.

  30. Stimpson J. Cat

    These methyl groups can also be passed on through generations, meaning the environment your parents grew up in can affect subsequent generations.

    I have never drank metho for that very reason.

  31. Stimpson J. Cat

    Things are working out really mintox.

    Stop that sh☆t.
    I’m having flashbacks of when I had hair.
    It’s very painful.

  32. egg_

    ABC News nudge, nudge, wink, wink re a ‘media item’ about Trump along with the story of his speech.
    Can’t help themselves.

    SBS News: Russia has salacious information it could use against Trump – Trump: ‘fake News’.

  33. classical_hero

    Excellent game at Etihad. Highest score and then the highest successful run chase.

  34. custard

    Nelson Kidd-Players,

    If you are lurking, could you tell us all who would be elected to replace ex Senator Rocket Rodney in the event of a recount being held to decide the vacancy?

  35. Stimpson J. Cat

    Assad’s crew have been responsible for 200,000 dead in Syria and he should have no place in its future.

    I’m trying really hard to think of the last time someone in Syria emailed me to ask if they could help me with my mental illness….
    Nope.
    Never.
    Let me see.
    Iraq.
    Afghanistan.
    Libya.
    What do they all have in common apart from goats?

  36. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Salvatore at the Pub
    #2260249, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    “Bring up the Bodies” was dead boring. I gave it a helluva try, even used it for the dunny read.
    Nup, put it down & never picked it up again. It’s still laying in my wardrobe or somewhere, waiting to be used when the tally ho runs out or something.

    From the old thread.

    Disclaimer – I never read any of the “Wolf Hall” books, but the series on the screen made good viewing.

  37. egg_

    fellow Liberal MPs, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Fairfax Media the overwhelming view within the party was that Ms Ley’s ministerial career was over.

    Methinks it was the chartered self-piloted flights on main air routes what dunnit.

  38. Makka

    What do they all have in common apart from goats?

    Stimpy, elements of Syria also has a very rich and cultured history. What has happened is a travesty with great historical loss.

  39. memoryvault

    If you are lurking, could you tell us all who would be elected to replace ex Senator Rocket Rodney in the event of a recount being held to decide the vacancy?

    According to the ABC’s Antony Green, who despite all his faults, still seems to be the most knowledgeable source available at the moment, a recount by the AEC will result in the election of Culleton’s BiL, who was second on the PHON ticket.

  40. OneWorldGovernment

    JC,

    What I would like to know is how Australia’s contributions to the Asia Development Bank has helped us. (Australia has contributed $8.52 billion in capital subscription as of 31 December 2015. It has contributed and committed $2.16 billion to Special Funds since joining ADB in 1966.)

    I’d also like to know how our contribution of $930million to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank set up by China has helped us apart from PM Turnbull bleating about The Australian government is lobbying for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to put more emphasis on coal and nuclear after concerns renewable energy projects were being prioritised.

  41. JC

    Stimpy, elements of Syria also has a very rich and cultured history. What has happened is a travesty with great historical loss.

    Are there any Christians left there now? I thought those very old Christian sects were done away with.

  42. twostix

    American’s really aren’t too concerned about what the Australia’s unwatched state TV has to say about Donald Trump.

    Put it like this, how concerned were we about what Tonga’s state media had to say about Tony Abbott? That’s about the equivalent.

    When Trump brings the US Media terrorists to heel, their low IQ colleagues in the outposts in the colonies will fall into line too.

  43. memoryvault

    When Trump brings the US Media terrorists to heel, their low IQ colleagues in the outposts in the colonies will fall into line too.

    +1

    Words of wisdom, Twostix.

  44. JC

    The Asia Development bank hasn’t helped us squat. Have we actually paid in the money or has it been pledged. Those things are very different.

  45. Huck

    I think I’m in love with the Trivago girl.

  46. When Trump brings the US Media terrorists to heel, their low IQ colleagues in the outposts in the colonies will fall into line too.

    +1

    +2

  47. Fisky

    When Trump brings the US Media terrorists to heel, their low IQ colleagues in the outposts in the colonies will fall into line too.

    FM radio has already fallen into line, with the exception of JJJ. It’s all LOLs about Trump overthrowing the Deep State.

  48. Makka

    Are there any Christians left there now? I thought those very old Christian sects were done away with.

    Not sure now but before this mess they made up about 10% of the population. Who knows what remains.

  49. I think I’m in love with the Trivago girl.

    Good, get the bitch ..er.. your lovely sweetie off the screen & into bed or something.

    I’m sick of the cow appearing on my screen, I watch TV to relax, not to see crap like that.

  50. JC

    I think I’m in love with the Trivago girl.

    I’ve never seen her.

    Bazil

    Invest in Netflix or even Stan. You’re a rich capitalist entrepreneur. Don’t be a miser and spend up a little.

  51. JC

    Even Foxtel if you’re internet limited up there in the First Nations region.

  52. Huck

    You really are a low rent fuckwit Steve.
    Go back to your bar in upper bumfuck, pop 192.

  53. JC

    Huck has a point, Baz. A good one.

  54. OneWorldGovernment

    JC
    #2260261, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Stimpy, elements of Syria also has a very rich and cultured history. What has happened is a travesty with great historical loss.

    Are there any Christians left there now? I thought those very old Christian sects were done away with.

    JC,

    With respect to you and yours.

    The bloodthirsty ISIS and affiliates, and that is whom John “Hannoi” McCain and John “American soldiers rape and kill Vietnamese” Kerry identify with, will not lift a finger to help Christians of the Middle East.

    And Christians have been in the Middle East for far longer than the Muslims.

    The great ‘crap’ that Obama delivered against Israel was not only against The Children of Israel but it was a direct attack against Christianity.

    The islamic animals scream about The Crusades without stopping to consider that The Crusades, much and all as they did crap toward The Children of Israel, were trying to take back from the animals the Holy Christian sites.

  55. Top Ender

    Bruvvas at work. Well, sisters then:

    A former union bookkeeper charged with defrauding the National Union of Workers of almost half a million dollars allegedly spent the cash on Botox treatments, buying and maintaining a luxury Audi, and paying more than $150,000 rent for her friends and family.

    Danielle O’Brien, the niece of former union boss Derrick Belan, was arrested in November along with her uncle and charged with 155 fraud offences totalling $430,000.

    Mr Belan was charged with 24 fraud offences totalling $440,000.

    Their charges ranged from dishonestly obtaining financial advantage or causing disadvantage by deception to stealing property from an employer and knowingly participating in a criminal group and deriving a $191,000 benefit from the group.

    According to documents tendered in Mount Druitt Local Court, Ms O’Brien splashed out on clothing, electronic goods, personal items, beauty treatments and luxury cars during a five-year spending spree.

  56. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Go back to your bar in upper bumfuck, pop 192.

    Chillagoe? Home of the infamous Manunga Mining Company? Steve I take off my hat, if that’s where you live!

  57. Zyconoclast

    I was a teenager in the 80’s and can categorically say that I’ve never heard the word mintox. Ever.

    Agreed. I’m call BS on this one.

  58. twostix

    I remember just a few short years ago that the left hated the CIA with the burning rage of a thousand sun.

    Now they want the CIA to openly bring down an elected president. And this isn’t just edge case leftwing university goons. It’s the most prestigious mainstream left wing cocks who’re egging them on.

    But I think that the CIA, etc, being mere public servants, like our own APS employees, are more or less managerialist dregs of the white collar middle class retards. And they are in the process of meeting people who cut their teeth and rose to the top in the real world.

    So Trump just baited the intelligence public servant “elite” into outing themselves as partisan betrayers. Outsmarted by an amateur! Sad.

  59. Motelier

    LOL. Seems that the presstitutes are wetting their pants over the next (unmentioned as of yet) Qld state election.

    Could be a recipe for a completely unhinge Qld Parliament.

  60. Chillagoe? Home of the infamous Manunga Mining Company? Steve I take off my hat, if that’s where you live!

    Steve can enjoy Chillagoe, it isn’t quite as nice as the web would have one believe. I’ve been there, worked on a station about 300km out of town (not the most basic road in Australia, but it seemed it, & I’ve worked on some remote runs)

    In addition to the marble, the flood line right through the pub, the “huh, wot’s coffee?” (to ruin a hipster’s day), it is the home of one of those “handcuff jails” – where the plod would just handcuff all the miscreants together, with one end of the line being handcuffed to a flywheel or something from a gold-stamper.

  61. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Greens leader Richard Di Natale and the party’s community ­services spokeswoman Rachel Siewert are among the top 10 spenders on taxpayer-funded flights despite loudly condemning excesses by Coalition and Labor politicians.

    Senator Siewert claimed more expenses for domestic flights in the first half of 2016 than her fellow West Australians, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.

    Her travel spending was the fifth highest, while Senator Di Natale’s was 10th of the 226 members of both houses of parliament. Senator Siewert claimed $63,934 in travel expenses in six months while Senator Di Natale racked up $56,526.

    The Greens leader has sought the moral high ground on expenses claims following the controversy over Health Minister Sussan Ley’s Gold Coast travel claims, and has called for a new national anti-corruption watchdog to identify and punish politicians rorting the system. Ms Ley, who was forced to stand aside from her portfolio on Monday pending an inquiry into her travel claims, could discover her fate as soon as today, with Malcolm Turnbull keen to bring the travel expenses debate to an end.

    Senator Di Natale criss-crossed the country in the lead-up to the July 2 election while the long flight across the Nullabor means West Australian politicians generally have higher expense claims. However, Senator Siewert’s claims exceed those of many of her state counterparts, notably Ms Bishop ($51,212), Senator Cormann ($50,683), fellow Green Scott Ludlam ($46,692), and Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt ($46,353).

    From the Oz. The holy, saintly fvcking Greens have their snouts wedged as firmly in the trough as anyone else……

  62. JC

    This is going to work out well for Australia’s budget deficit. NOT!

    Trump is going to force Pharma into lower prices through bidding. It means the era for low cost drugs for Australians may be over as the US was holding up Pharma R&D budgets through higher prices.

    https://twitter.com/statnews/status/819295568166060033?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  63. Having been to Chillagoe, I’m struggling with the concept of “population 192”.
    Knock off the first digit and it’d be more like it.

  64. Zyconoclast

    Are there any Christians left there now? I thought those very old Christian sects were done away with.

    Yes there are.
    Many have left. Most of them were Assad supporters.
    So long as you did not meddle in politics, life was good for them. Free to travel and worship in safety.

    The last 5 years, no so much.

    Is was similar in Iraq with Saddam.

  65. twostix

    It’s long bothered me that pop-culture propoganda creates a false reality in people’s minds. So for twenty years now we’ve been marinated in “24” style TV shows where the FBI and CIA are glamoursly shown to be full of the highest IQ Men of Action, the absolute cream of American society.

    Back in reality they’re just public servants, like any other.

  66. It’s long bothered me that pop-culture propoganda creates a false reality in people’s minds. So for twenty years now we’ve been marinated in “24” style TV shows where the FBI and CIA are glamoursly shown to be full of the highest IQ Men of Action, the absolute cream of American society.
    Back in reality they’re just public servants, like any other.

    Meet a member of the AFP, and you’ll lose all faith in the “security services”.

    Any member of the AFP will do, including the Commissioner (salary circa $650,000 p.a.)

  67. JC

    The Trump kids are going to make dad a Fort Knox amount of money provided they’re careful and don’t fuck things up.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2017-01-11/dubais-damac-confirms-offering-2b-in-deals-to-trump

  68. Hydra

    It is time for every single payment made by government to be broadcast online in real time.

    Not just expense reimbursement.

    Everything.

  69. Hydra

    And it should have who approved the expense at each level to add accountability.

  70. OneWorldGovernment

    JC,

    This is true stuff

    At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret.
    John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?

    “I froze,” Brennan said during a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference. “This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate,”

    This is a certain conjecture type stuff

    CIA Director Accused of Converting to Islam pushed for release of Taliban Commanders
    By Shoebat Foundation on June 8, 2014 in General, IkhwanLeaks

    By Ben Barrack

    The outrage over the exchange of five top level Taliban commanders for Bowe Bergdahl, a deserter at best and traitor who helped the Taliban murder his fellow soldiers at worst, is palpable. The role of CIA Director John Brennan in pushing for this deal could bolster the claims made by former FBI Agent John Guandolo last year that Brennan converted to Islam while a station chief in Saudi Arabia in the 1990’s, as relayed by Shoebat.com.
    John Brennan: Pushed for the release of five Taliban leaders since 2011.

  71. Jo Smyth

    +3

    but the ABC will fight to the end.

  72. JC

    Where’s the evidence he’s a muzzo, OWG?

  73. OneWorldGovernment

    JC
    #2260297, posted on January 13, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Where’s the evidence he’s a muzzo, OWG?

    I said it’s conjecture JC.

    But it’s better conjecture than the bullshit that Trump is accused of doing.

    Besides, the Obama is going to release another 15, including some despicable arzholes, from Guantanamo.

    But hey, Russians!

  74. OneWorldGovernment

    And JC,

    Our despicable government, god knows how much money they are paid by islamics, don’t say a word to the obama filth on the release.

    John Howard get here and tell us how we partnered America in the fight against terrorism you heaving pile of shit.

  75. Fisky

    At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret.
    John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?

    “I froze,” Brennan said during a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference. “This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate,”

    So in 1980, the year of the Reagan Revolution, one of the most dangerous years in the Cold War, the current CIA director was a Communist. Holy fuck.

  76. C.L.

    Bill Leak farewells Obama by reference to his only achievement.

  77. C.L.

    Brennan should be fired.
    Also investigated and, possibly, jailed.
    Just note the Phillip Adams-esque breeziness with which he admits to supporting the most murderous ideology in human history. He evidently thinks that was a LOL-ish, ennobling anecdote. But it was no different to admitting he once supported the Nazi Party. What a disgraceful lowlife.

  78. Fisky

    How the hell did that not instantly rule him out from joining the CIA? I’m sorry, but if you supported the Communists in 1980, that is very good grounds for questioning your professional suitability (to say nothing of judgment).

    FFS, no wonder the US was losing the Cold War, badly, before Reagan swept to power.

  79. How the hell did that not instantly rule him out from joining the CIA?

    +1

  80. BorisG

    What I really ‘admire’ about the ‘Deep State’ is their ability to shift the narrative from Assad and Putin brought peace to Aleppo.

    Peace like in heroshoma.

  81. BorisG

    Now that their beloved cloun-elect has admitted Russia was behind the hacking after all, should I expect some hipumility from the likes of srr and other trumpoids?

  82. BorisG

    And I also don’t understand why you prefer Iran and Hezbollah led Shia jihaddists over Sunni jihaddists? Iran is much more dangerous than isis, which is why there is a rare alignment between Israel and the Saudies.

  83. King Koala

    Syrian Refugees Open Hookah Shop In Sweden and Then Keep a Swedish Girl Chained In The Basement As A Sex Slave

    http://madworldnews.com/syrian-refugees-hookah-shop-cops/

  84. Stimpson J. Cat


    What has happened is a travesty with great historical loss.

    Loss is when people die because they do not learn from history.

  85. Fisky

    And I also don’t understand why you prefer Iran and Hezbollah led Shia jihaddists over Sunni jihaddists?

    Because Shia jihadists are much more limited in their global ambitions, naturally restricted in terms of the amount of territory they can claim, and are theologically more pluralistic than Sunni jihadists. They don’t as a matter of habit believe in the wholesale beheading of minority religious adherents – there is no way in hell that tens of thousands of J-ws would be able to live in the Islamic State as they do in Iran (whatever their disadvantages of doing so).

  86. Motelier

    I just lurve the Alfred E Neumann ears on the latest Leak.

    LOL

  87. Fisky

    It looks like the number of Jews living in Iran is down to about 9,000.

    Does anyone seriously believe it would be possible for 9,000 Jews to live in any Sunni Arab country, let alone in the more militant states like Saudi Arabia or IS (to say nothing of Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc).

    No way in hell.

  88. Fisky

    It looks like the number of J-ws living in Iran is down to about 9,000.

    Does anyone seriously believe it would be possible for 9,000 J-ws to live in any Sunni Arab country, let alone in the more militant states like Saudi Arabia or IS (to say nothing of Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc).

    No way in hell.

  89. BorisG

    Fisk,Iranians have metastasized into Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, not to mention Syria, and they have nukes. They may tolerate a few token j e w s, but they are committed to wiping Israel off the map. And soon they might have the means to do it if not stopped.

    The west needs to oppose all jihaddists, not to take sides in the sectarian war.

  90. Fisky

    I’ve been hearing about Iran’s imminent acquisition of a nuclear weapon, presumably to use against Israel the moment it has delivery, for about 12 years now. At some point, I have to wonder whether this is any basis to this propaganda.

  91. BorisG

    Does anyone seriously believe it would be possible for 9,000 J-ws to live in any Sunni Arab country, l

    There are about 60,000 in Morocco. Over 15,000 in turkey

  92. BorisG

    I’ve been hearing about Iran’s imminent acquisition of a nuclear weapon, presumably to use against Israel the moment it has delivery, for about 12 years now. At some point, I have to wonder whether this is any basis to this propaganda.

    Ah, I see, oil rich Iranians are enriching uranium (they themselves admit to this) for peaceful energy purposes.

  93. Now that their beloved cloun-elect has admitted Russia was behind the hacking after all, should I expect some hipumility from the likes of srr and other trumpoids?

    Humility? Why? How much humility have you shown post-Trump’s glorious election? None at all.

  94. BorisG

    I think I did. You probably missed my comments.

  95. Bill Leak farewells Obama by reference to his only achievement.

    A nice touch. It was instructive to hear him mention that one of his lasting achievements was ‘marriage equality’ even though he entered the 2008 presidential election opposed to gay ‘marriage’. He delivered it though by removing all obstacles to judicial usurpation, firstly, by directing the A-G not to defend DOMA, in Windsor, which was introduced by Clinton and passed almost unanimously, and secondly, by directing the S-G to present arguments that went beyond Windsor in the Obergefell case and overturned marriage as a state concern. It was lies and bullshit all the way through.

  96. No, not at all, BorisJ. You can express ‘humility’ and then return to the same mode of operation.

  97. Tom

    Snippet in a comment under a WSJ story today about George Soros losing almost $US1 billion betting that Trump’s election would cause a stock market slump:

    Soros said in his book The Alchemy of Finance: “To put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god or an economic reformer like Keynes, or, even better, like Einstein. My sense of reality was strong enough to make me realise that these expectations were excessive, and I kept them hidden as a guilty secret.”

  98. Tom

    Some DNC frightbat just attempted a gotcha on Trump’s nominee for director of the CIA Mike Pompeo on whether he accepts the consensus on glowball warmening being peddled by the lunatics at NASA’s Goddard Institute. FMD.

  99. Correction: You can‘t express ‘humility’ and then return to the same mode of operation.

  100. gabrianga

    FFS ! just who allocates the funding for this bull?

    PARIS (AP) — Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting that the origins of human language could reach back as much as 25 million years.

    The barks, yacks and wa-hoos of the Guinea baboons reveal distinct human-like vowel sounds, according to the study published Wednesday in the journal of peer reviewed science Plos One by scientists from six universities in France and Alabama.

    The authors, led by Dr. Louis-Jean Boe of Grenoble Alpes University, studied the acoustics of 1,335 baboon sounds and the animals’ tongue anatomy.

    Why?

  101. srr

    twostix
    #2260229, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    We’re coming into a phase of history where low level leftwing cocksmoking bureaucrats literally *are* in fear of their lives when they do their usual thing of corruptly acting as the puppets of the leftwing media elite against the newly seated elected non-leftist President.

    Previously they’d do that then would move onto the second part of the script of getting fake “death threats” to crush any political blow back. Now the threats are real! Game over losers!

    Glorious time to be alive.

    Yes 🙂

  102. srr

    When Trump brings the US Media terrorists to heel, their low IQ colleagues in the outposts in the colonies will fall into line too.

    🙂

  103. srr

    … the CIA, etc, being mere public servants, like our own APS employees, are more or less managerialist dregs of the white collar middle class retards. And they are in the process of meeting people who cut their teeth and rose to the top in the real world.

    So Trump just baited the intelligence public servant “elite” into outing themselves as partisan betrayers. Outsmarted by an amateur! Sad.

    FI 😉 🙂

  104. srr

    JC
    #2260286, posted on January 13, 2017 at 12:24 am

    This is going to work out well for Australia’s budget deficit. NOT!

    Trump is going to force Pharma into lower prices through bidding. It means the era for low cost drugs for Australians may be over as the US was holding up Pharma R&D budgets through higher prices.

    https://twitter.com/statnews/status/819295568166060033?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    No, it really means the sacking of a hell of a lot of those Big Baby Parts Bitches who want to update their luxury cars, and other such non-productive Big Pharma propagandist and blackmailers.

    You really don’t understand that Eugenics Industry you’re so happy to spruik for, do you.

  105. Tom

    How fortuitous for the Filth that Leak drew his cartoon about the Canberrastani thieves with their hands in our pockets before today’s story hit the newsstands (Paywallian):

    Greens leader Richard Di Natale and the party’s community ­services spokeswoman Rachel Siewert are among the top 10 spenders on taxpayer-funded flights despite loudly condemning excesses by Coalition and Labor politicians.

    Senator Siewert claimed more expenses for domestic flights in the first half of 2016 than her fellow West Australians, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.

    Her travel spending was the fifth highest, while Senator Di Natale’s was 10th of the 226 members of both houses of parliament. Senator Siewert claimed $63,934 in travel expenses in six months while Senator Di Natale racked up $56,526.

    The Greens leader has sought the moral high ground on expenses claims following the controversy over Health Minister Sussan Ley’s Gold Coast travel claims, and has called for a new national anti-corruption watchdog to identify and punish politicians rorting the system. Ms Ley, who was forced to stand aside from her portfolio on Monday pending an inquiry into her travel claims, could discover her fate as soon as today, with Malcolm Turnbull keen to bring the travel expenses debate to an end.

    Senator Di Natale criss-crossed the country in the lead-up to the July 2 election while the long flight across the Nullabor means West Australian politicians generally have higher expense claims. However, Senator Siewert’s claims exceed those of many of her state counterparts, notably Ms Bishop ($51,212), Senator Cormann ($50,683), fellow Green Scott Ludlam ($46,692), and Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt ($46,353).

    Never forget the communist leftfilth wouldn’t exist if we stopped giving them our money.

  106. John Comnenus

    JC,

    What have we learnt from our Bush – neocon led involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan that pushed democracy on the locals? These involvements failed even though hundreds of thousands of troops where deployed to give democracy some start up breathing space and plenty of institution building support. The Democrat led Left castigated Bush for his stupidity and neocons for their naivety that they could just plant democracy in these countries and cultures.

    What we needed, according to Obama and Clinton, was smart power. So they decided to start wars in Libya and Syria claiming to bring democracy with no institutional support or military protection. They were almost immediately outflanked by the Muslim Brotherhood / ISIS / Al Qaeda in Libya and by the Russians / Iran / Assad who prevented the Muslim Brotherhood / ISIS / Al Qaeda from taking over in Syria.

    The Democrats and neocon (such as McCain) support for Obama’s foreign policy was even worse and far dumber than Bush given that they had Bush’s experience to draw on. The Democrats and Left are truly, utterly and brain dead level dangerously stupid to the whole world.

    I think Professor Angelo Codevilla nailed the flawed thinking of the ‘intelligence community’ and the security advisers in his excellent essay ‘Why we don’t win anymore.’ The reason was the ignorant homogenise single intellectual culture that dominates Washington to the exclusion of all others. We call it PC, but as Codevilla argued never before has the top tier of US society so uniformly all shared the same values and beliefs.

    He rolled this thesis out more broadly in his prescient piece in the US Spectator ‘Americas ruling class and the perils of revolution’. Read that article and it explains why Trump won who who revolted.

    Here is Codevilla discussing the Trump revolution, and a revolution it is which is why the ruling class who still dominate every nook and cranny of the public service are terrified of Trump and doing anything and everything to fight back:

    CODEVILLA: Common sense recoils, as well, at the ruling class’s peculiar protection of Muslims and Islam coupled with restrictions on, and denigrations of, Christians and Christianity, all in the name of morality. The question imposes itself: Which morality? Whose morality? For most Americans, the answer is: not mine. The same goes for the ruling class’s tolerance if not promotion of mobs who ravage cities, loot, and attack police. Common sense says: Such people would do me harm if they could. Why are our rulers on the side of those who would harm us?

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439706/angelo-codevilla-donald-trump-supporters-are-standing-against-elites

    Educate yourself JC. Many people hate what your NY Ivy League in crowd mates have done to Western Culture. They are sick and tired of being arrogantly lectured to by the crony capitalists who take tax payer money and use it as an incentive and reward for being in the ruling class (read Codevilla to understand). This thinking will come to Australia, most likely via Hanson, but via Bernardi if we are lucky. The value that seems to underpin all others for the Left is mass immigration, preferably with no controls. The only reason they want this is to destroy our culture. The people who make up that culture are not quite ready to surrender.

  107. srr

    Fisky
    #2260301, posted on January 13, 2017 at 1:21 am

    At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret.
    John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?

    “I froze,” Brennan said during a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference. “This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate,”

    So in 1980, the year of the Reagan Revolution, one of the most dangerous years in the Cold War, the current CIA director was a Communist. Holy fuck.

    I thought everyone already understood that “taking down the wall” was the aim of the Communist UN, to let communism flow more freely into corners of The West still resistant to the Communist UN’s complete take over.

    Recently I was asked, “What ‘Colour’ do you see this era as?”, lots of people gave mostly the same sort of ‘white’ and ‘green’ answers. I was the only one who said Red, and explained why, and that turned the ‘fun little art topic’, into raging, hate filled (on their side), feud.

  108. John Comnenus

    And JC

    If you are so worried about big pharma you should know that the biggest costs are regulatory and the greatest delay in bringing drugs to market is the trial and approvals process. It normally takes a decade to bring a new drug on and as few as 1 in 1000 lab discoveries ever make it to market.

    Ironically Trump appointing a libertarian to head the FDA might be the best thing for big pharma and sick people. Through regulatory change he could probably halve the time taken to get drugs to market and get last gasp volunteers to trial drugs a hell of a lot quicker.

    As for Australia the TGA is doing some useful work to streamline the drugs approval process through mutual recognition of other first world country approvals. Dealing with the Europeans has been most difficult in this respect because the standards applied vary widely depending on the size of the country.

    Improving international drug approval regime could be a very significant big win from a Trump administration. Of course the other big problem is that once you spend all that money inventing a new drug and shepherd it through the approvals process the Mexicans and Chinese just steal the IP and make illegal cut price copies and dump them on the world market over the internet. Which is precisely why Trump should take China to the trade cleaners via a massive tarrif on all Chinese exports to America and we and the Europeans should join the cause. That will do more to make drugs cheaper, safer and more available to the sick.

  109. Herodotus

    “ABC News nudge, nudge, wink, wink re a ‘media item’ about Trump along with the story of his speech.
    Can’t help themselves.”

    The BBC can’t help themselves either. During another World Have Your Say (about how awful Trump is) Chloe Tilley was so dismissive of the assertion by one person that much of the media was left-liberal, she positively bristled at the idea. But then she had to announce that the show would be about Trump again and again all the way to the inauguration. The derangement is deep and permanent.

  110. John Comnenus

    Burn after reading is probably the most realistic depiction of the civilian intelligence community. Secret City is probably the worst.

  111. srr

    WTF!?

    Fisky
    #2260305, posted on January 13, 2017 at 1:37 am

    How the hell did that not instantly rule him out from joining the CIA? I’m sorry, but if you supported the Communists in 1980, that is very good grounds for questioning your professional suitability (to say nothing of judgment).

    FFS, no wonder the US was losing the Cold War, badly, before Reagan swept to power.

    Seriously, WTF!?

    Didn’t you notice the fucking freezing winds of Communism blow over The West as soon as that wall was no longer there to break it?

    They hammered us with commie/hippy ‘peace’, ‘luv’ and ‘freedom’ bullshit for the decades before, and as soon as Ronnie got installed, anyone still keeping their guard up against the Commie Menace, was branded a, ‘loopy, God bothering, war mongering, paranoid loon, still living in the past’ … oh, and Big Ronnie is gonna look after us now, so just say no to drugs and give us ya guns … no, really, it’s O.K. now; Oh Look! Money!!! … 🙄

  112. Entropy

    Bill Leak farewells Obama by reference to his only achievement.

    Leak forgot a great big TelePrompTer.

  113. Cold-Hands

    Bill Leak farewells Obama by reference to his only achievement.

    I thought that was getting his golf handicap down under 20?

  114. Cold-Hands

    In the past year more than 8000 refugees have arrived under the Abbott humanitarian intake.

    At the time Tony Abbott made it clear the program was specifically intended for persecuted Christians and other minorities such as the Yazidis, who had been driven out of their homes in Syria and Iraq by ISIS.

    But, ever since, open border enthusiasts and the UN have tried to subvert that intention by insisting that we don’t prioritise Christians but take Muslims from UN refugee camps.

    The problem is exiled Christians in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon do not live in UN camps because they are persecuted there, too. Instead they seek refuge with friends and family and through their church and Christian charities such as Aid To the Church in Need.

    So, it is a tribute to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that he has managed to work with church leaders such as Archbishop Nona to ensure that Christians living outside UN camps make up the bulk of the Abbott intake, believed to be 70 per cent. Archbishop Nona, whose new diocese covers all of Australia and New Zealand, has made 5400 refugee applications in the past year.

    “Every day families are arriving here… We thank Australia for everything they do. Of course we want Christians to remain in Iraq but the reality is another thing.”

    I hadn’t realised that the Government had managed to bypass the UNHCR apparatchiks to that extent. I wonder how many of the remaining 30 per cent were Yazidi?

    I was also surprised to find an article from SBS giving what seems to be an accurate account of the experiences of Syrian Christians forced out by the war.

  115. feelthebern

    As Tom referred to above, Uncle George is a tad sore after the last quarter.

    A lot of fundies are in the same boat & are looking for new digs now.
    They were ultra bearish going into the election.

    The underperformance over the last quarter means that high water marks/bonuses/performance fees will take years to make up.
    So, it’s easier to leave your current shop, set up a new one (or join another one) & have your benchmarks re-set.

  116. feelthebern

    Cat’s with an Oz subscription can access the WSJ for free.

    Despite the WSJ being no where near as good as it was 5,10, 20 years ago, it is still better than most major news organisations.
    & contrary to the Frightbattery, it is the most independent of Ruperts stable.

  117. Tel

    I hadn’t realised that the Government had managed to bypass the UNHCR apparatchiks to that extent. I wonder how many of the remaining 30 per cent were Yazidi?

    Quietly ignoring the UN while they make noisy pronouncements is the right way to go. Better to protect the victims than reward the perpetrators.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04n3pdt

    This is a good interview, there’s some subtlety to the conversation that might have been missed by the interviewer.

  118. feelthebern

    The 3 biggest idiots in DC.

    1) John McCain;
    2) Marco Rubio;
    3) Lindsey Graham.

  119. srr

    Cold-Hands
    #2260369, posted on January 13, 2017 at 7:24 am

    It’s an even bigger, more important story than that, but not one that translates to open, public discussion, yet.

    Not unrelated to when Australia, during the height of the White Australia Policy era, went out into the Urals and rescued people from those committed to trying to wipe them off the face of the earth. It was difficult and dangerous operation for all involved and not something that the public and indeed, most of government would approve of, but still a very important part of a truly ancient, ‘roots and branch’ story.

  120. feelthebern

    SRR, one of the only times Australia played a real, major role in global affairs was when we (Australia), the J*wish community & Israel worked together, across party lines to get J*ews out of the Soviet Union & re-settled.

    It should be taught in schools, but for obvious reasons it never will be.

  121. hzhousewife

    Leak forgot a great big TelePrompTer.

    And a golf club leaning gently next to the podium.

  122. Tel

    Delingpole interviews Malcolm Roberts.

  123. Mother Lode

    I remember the first time I saw David Hughes I was in stitches.

    Then he started talking.

  124. stackja

    DRUDGE REPORT [email protected]_REPORT 37 minutes ago
    Dem Sen grills Pompeo — on climate change!
    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., grilled CIA director Mike Pompeo on whether climate change was a leading national security threat during his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday.

  125. Turnip

    Right…..I’m off for morning coffee.

    Hopefully the anti Trump nutter is not there today.

    Bugger that………BRING IT ON!

  126. cohenite

    In his 51 minute farewell speech obuma referred to himself 75 times.

    If narcissism were oil obuma would be Saudi Arabia

    . A deeply ironic observation by George F. Will.

  127. Mother Lode

    fellow Liberal MPs, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Fairfax Media

    That Liberal MPs are telling Fauxfacts creatures stuff to which they do not dare let their names linked shows how progressive they have sunk to.

  128. entropy

    Seeing as it is liberals talking to Fairfax, Fairfax of all papers, narrows down the leaker.

    Now, who do we know that is prone to leaking to Fairfax to undermine a colleague, and in an attempt to further their own ambitions? Lord Wentworth,that’s who.

  129. OneWorldGovernment

    More Fake News from the ‘Obama intelligence community’

    …..the Obama administration’s answer to this is the 2016 claim that more than 26,000 ISIS fighters have been killed by coalition (mostly American) aerial bombardment alone, a historically impressive number of casualties given the relative paucity of munitions dropped.

    But then we get other numbers

    The biggest problem with the casualty number is that it alone accounts for more than the entirety of ISIS’s strength according to the very same intelligence estimates that tout the losses. According to American intelligence, ISIS’s overall strength in 2014 was between 25,000 and 31,000 men.

    And the number of ISIS killed does not take into account any wounded.

    So what can be concluded

    We can draw only two reasonable conclusions from this analysis. One would be that American raw intelligence and analysis is so bad that ISIS strength is actually orders of magnitude greater than the original estimate made only a couple of years ago, in order for ISIS to have sustained the losses claimed and still be an effective fighting organization. The second much more likely answer is that the highly politicized Obama intelligence community has repeatedly lied as to the extent of ISIS losses in order to justify the half-hearted and confused campaign authorized by the president, as well as the highly restricted rules of engagement that limit the actual effectiveness of the bombing campaign.

    This, of course, is the same intelligence community now claiming that the Russians effectively elected Donald Trump and feared Hillary Clinton. A house cleaning cannot come soon enough.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/obamas_phony_war_on_isis.html

  130. If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If its brown,flush it down.

    Bullshit. Build more dams.

  131. calli

    Operation Inherent Resolve

    No wonder it’s failing.

    Operation Deep Fry or Operation CockroachKill. That’s better.

  132. john constantine

    Near on another four billion black hole in the NDIS.

    Go team turnmerkel.

  133. Leigh Lowe

    The US “Intelligence Community” better pray there isn’t a terrorist attack any time soon.
    The new president might well ask if they were blindsided by focusing on fabricated gossip.

  134. Mother Lode

    Huck
    #2260267, posted on January 13, 2017 at 12:00 am
    I think I’m in love with the Trivago girl.

    At least if the two of you get a room she will be able to find you one at a good rate.

  135. I think I’m in love with the Trivago girl.

    That’s just penile cunning talking, Huck.

  136. Infidel Tiger

    Oh my. Word on the street is that it was Jeb who hired Christopher Steele.

    High energy move Jeb.

  137. stackja

    January 12, 2017
    The one act that defined President Barack Obama
    By Peter Heck

    Despite your personal feelings on his coolness, his character, his charisma, or his competence, Barack Obama will forever be the president who worked diligently to put the gun of government to the heads of the Little Sisters of the Poor, demanding that they either pay to destroy children in the womb or be crushed.

    Read more: linky

  138. miltonf

    Bushes-Obama-Clintons all pretty much the same. Agents of the deep state.

  139. stackja

    January 12, 2017
    The most powerful Democrat politician in the country gets a 33rd year in office
    By Thomas Lifson
    With President Obama soon leaving office, the most powerful Democrat politician in the country remaining in office is a man with a tiny profile in the national news: Michael Madigan, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.

    It is widely believed in Illinois that Madigan has far more power than Republican governor Bruce Rauner. And Madigan’s hold on power is far more certain than that of Rauner, who must face the voters. Madigan’s elections to the House and as speaker seem to be a foregone conclusion, and his ability to exercise power is unlike any other legislative leader in the country.

    So we can expect Illinois to continue its deep blue ways, running up unpayable pension obligations to public employees who dutifully pay their union dues that are recycled into campaign contributions that keep Democrats in power.

    Waiting in the wings: Madigan’s daughter Lisa, Illinois attorney general since 2003. The state government in Springfield is a great family business for the Madigans. For Illinois taxpayers, not so much.
    Hat tip: Peter von Buol

    Read more: linky

  140. Senile Old Guy

    A senior federal minister is adamant it is appropriate for politicians to claim travel expenses for sporting events. Trade Minister Steve Ciobo says he did nothing wrong in charging taxpayers more than $1,100 to travel to the AFL grand final in 2013, saying such sporting events are work related.

    Move along! Move along!

  141. stackja

    January 12, 2017
    Killing CNN
    By Robert Arvay
    Your time is over, CNN. Let your liberal cohorts in other parts of the propaganda machine take note. When you strike at Trump with lies, he will avenge the insult with that most terrifying of all weapons: truth. To paraphrase a famous Democrat president (FDR), you have nothing to fear but Trump himself. Well should you.

    Read more: linky

  142. This is a certain conjecture type stuff

    CIA Director Accused of Converting to Islam pushed for release of Taliban Commanders

    Not really, Brennan has visited mecca, only muslims may enter mecca, unbelievers apparently defile the holy soil worst then spreading shit there. Brennan speaks highly of islam, having drunk the dawah kool-aid.

  143. stackja

    GRAHAM RICHARDSON
    The Australian

    I have a small interest in a restaurant that sits on The Strand in Townsville and has magnificent views across the water to Magnetic Island. The food is really good, too, and on one of my first nights out I witnessed the popularity of Johnathan Thurston. The Cowboys’ captain tried to eat his meal but was constantly interrupted by patrons seeking to say hello. He handled himself with tremendous dignity and patience.

    When I told my business partner how popular JT was, he said he knew only one person more popular and that was Hanson. She had come to the restaurant a few weeks back and it took an hour to get her to a table. Everyone at this crowded restaurant wanted selfies. Congratulations and good wishes were the order of the day. Even touching her hem was enough for some.

    This woman is developing into a very powerful political phenomenon. She may not do so well in the big cities but in the villages and towns — a big proportion of our nation — she is the big thing. The Conservatives and Labor will ignore her at their peril.

    For rest of story:
    Google “Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley is not alone in making big mistakes”

  144. Senile Old Guy

    The Guardian keeps on pushing fake news:

    Having to face questioning by media organisations is tiresome; something to cut as short as possible. Mr Trump’s bullying of journalists on Wednesday came alongside renewed attacks berating US intelligence agencies, which he believes are plotting to undermine him. A preposterous comparison with “Nazi Germany” showed there would be no moderation. But his efforts to fend off controversial allegations of compromising material supposedly compiled by Russian agents showed he was as much on the defensive as the offensive.

    Everybody (who is not a left wing loon) knows that these ‘controversial allegations’ are complete and utter BS. And the Trump was polite to the media, except to the journalist who kept interrupting and interjecting. And the Trump said quite clearly why he did not do press conferences: it was because the media lied. As The Guardian does here.

  145. Diogenes

    OWG
    shades of the Vietnam War where the probably apocryphal story of all the data, body counts, liberated villages, estimated casualties of the bombings in NVN, numbers of captured weapons etc etc being fed into a computer, and the question is asked – when will we win? The answer was something along the lines of 3 years ago.

  146. stackja

    Mother Lode
    #2260387, posted on January 13, 2017 at 8:20 am
    fellow Liberal MPs, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Fairfax Media

    That Liberal MPs are telling Fauxfacts creatures stuff to which they do not dare let their names linked shows how progressive they have sunk to.

    Maybe Fauxfacts just inventing story?

  147. Philippa Martyr

    Top article in the Spectator on how The Economist has gone so wrong.

    PS Good morning.

  148. Senile Old Guy

    The Guardian again:

    Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency sided with intelligence officials who accuse Moscow of attempting to skew the US election on Thursday, as the rift between Trump and his spy chiefs intensified barely a week before the president-elect takes office. Mike Pompeo’s comments to the Senate intelligence committee came amid an increasingly bitter row between Trump and the American spying agencies, which he has accused of leaking a dossier of salacious allegations against him.

    The left wing media will push this story for all it is worth.

    What you do not see in this story is the fact that the intelligence agencies pushed hard for Hillary Clinton to be president, something which supposedly apolitical departments should not be doing. So Trump is entitled to attack them along with every other government agency which took a partisan stance in the election.

  149. srr

    feelthebern
    #2260377, posted on January 13, 2017 at 7:46 am

    SRR, one of the only times Australia played a real, major role in global affairs was when we (Australia), the J*wish community & Israel worked together, across party lines to get J*ews out of the Soviet Union & re-settled.

    It should be taught in schools, but for obvious reasons it never will be.

    🙂 I have a little more faith in some of our admittedly rare, scattered and pretty well hidden good old boys of our history (current, pre and future), and maybe it’s my East European family history, but I do understand the need to keep much of our best works on the down low, but that said, yes, I do wish we were taught more of the people who ‘made’ us and what they suffered and endured to do so.

    At the very least I wish that our enemies within didn’t make it quite so hard for those of us who don’t buy their bullshit anyway, to access the other, little told and little known parts of our Nation’s story; for instance, the only book in my local library on that Ural Rescue, was removed after I borrowed it.

  150. stackja

    Diogenes
    #2260412, posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Pentagon Papers

    The Pentagon Papers, officially titled “Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force”, was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967. In June of 1971, small portions of the report were leaked to the press and widely distributed. However, the publications of the report that resulted from these leaks were incomplete and suffered from many quality issues.

    All files in the “Title” column are in PDF format.

    Due to the large file sizes, we recommend that you save them rather than try to open them directly.

  151. C.L.

    I remember the first time I saw David Hughes I was in stitches.

    Then he started talking.

    The trajectory for Australia’s top ‘comedians’ goes like this: they emerge in clubs etc doing stand-up, they get some guest spots on TV, they get a gig on a show (like Fat Pete on The Project) or get their own show, they spend all of their air-time thereafter making ‘jokes’ about conservatives. It is understood by them that any comedy about Obama, gays, Muslims, Greens, feminists, blacks, ‘climate change’ etc will end their TV run and send them back to the pub circuit.

  152. nerblnob

    I worked in NE Syria oil & gas fields a bit in the 90s and also have some Syrian expat contacts in Australia and elsewhere. The general feeling among middle class Syrians was that Assad (senior) was a kant running a police state but OK because he kept the Fundies down. They feared them more than the security forces who were also kants of the highest order. 7 levels of secret police, they always said.

    Many of the Syrians I knew got out of Deir ez Zor and Aleppo if they could when they saw things turning to shit, a good while before the Western media woke up to it. They didn’t talk abut ISIS or whatever, just said that “criminals” have taken over.

  153. stackja

    The Pentagon Papers was the name given to a secret Department of Defense study of U.S. political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967, prepared at the request of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967.

    linky

  154. john constantine

    Their left prove that it is the nickel and dime stuff that their media can arouse the proles with.

    Battling proles that bleed when they take the family to the social justice football, and couldn’t afford grand final day without credit cards, see the pollies jetset in to free travel to the footy, free private boxes, free caviar and champagne and they have a framework to build a picture of the rort.

    When redfilth gillard uses half a billion dollars of taxpayer money to bribe an international crime family to set her up with a life of luxury after politics, it is a different world, just what the nobs have always done, innit?.

  155. srr

    The Beer Whisperer
    #2260390, posted on January 13, 2017 at 8:33 am

    If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If its brown,flush it down.

    Bullshit. Build more dams.</blockquote>
    + a gazillionty!

  156. OneWorldGovernment

    Diogenes
    #2260412, posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    OWG
    shades of the Vietnam War where the probably apocryphal story of all the data, body counts, liberated villages, estimated casualties of the bombings in NVN, numbers of captured weapons etc etc being fed into a computer, and the question is asked – when will we win? The answer was something along the lines of 3 years ago.

    Diogenes
    It’s actually very sad, but I couldn’t help but LOL.

    Mind you, all of this begs the question of the state of our own ‘intelligence community’.

  157. Snoopy

    The Grauniad doesn’t admit that all the Russian mayhem; hacking, Crimea, thrashing US allies in Syria, threatening the Baltics etc etc has happened under Obama. Their boy can do no wrong.

  158. stackja

    C.L.
    #2260420, posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I lead a deprived life. Who is David Hughes?

  159. C.L.

    The UK Daily Mail can be really low:

    As James Bond he had his pick of beautiful women.

    But in real life, Pierce Brosnan only has eyes for Keely Shaye Smith, his wife of 15 years.

  160. Philippa Martyr

    https://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/resources/aus/word/map/search/word/mintox/Perth%20Region/

    It seems mintox was part of the regional dialect of Perth.

    ‘Mint’, yes.

    ‘Mintox’, no.

  161. Bear Necessities

    “The trajectory for Australia’s top ‘comedians’ goes like this: they emerge in clubs etc doing stand-up, they get some guest spots on TV, they get a gig on a show (like Fat Pete on The Project) or get their own show, they spend all of their air-time thereafter making ‘jokes’ about conservatives. It is understood by them that any comedy about Obama, gays, Muslims, Greens, feminists, blacks, ‘climate change’ etc will end their TV run and send them back to the pub circuit.”

    Kevin “Bloody” Wilson and Rodney Rude can still sell out clubs on national tours. Often having people turned away.

    Paul Hogan would never get on TV today.

  162. stackja

    President Barack Obama Honors Joe Biden With Surprise Medal of Freedom
    NBCNews.com – 16 minutes ago

    Presidential Medal of Freedom
    From Wikipedia
    The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States.

  163. areff

    Fairfax reports today that the FBI is to be investigated for decisions leading up to Comey’s twin statements on Hillary’s email server. Being of the left and seeing things only through a re-tinted prism, they naturally assume the probe will vindicate Hillary’s right to be president and expose the machinations which they imagine foiled that noble goal.

    Hmmmm.

    Just as likely, allowing a fair probe, is that the investigation will consider how one unit of the FBI, the Brooklyn office in charge of exploring the basement-server issue, stonewalled attempts by the Manhattan office, investigating the Clinton Foundation, to cooperate and share intelligence.

    The Manhattan office, staffed an led by Giuliani hires wanted the email records in order to match them with trips, meetings and donations to the Foundation. The Brooklyn office, formerly led and entirely staffed by acolytes of current AG, Obama appointee Loretta Lynch, wouldn’t have a bar of it. It was Brooklyn’s analysis of the email scandal that formed the basis of Comey’s initial decision not to bring charges.

    The preferred narrative is that this will reveal how poor Hillary was nobbled.

    Well, yes, it might amount to that, given the intrigues now roiling the US justice “community”. But it could just as easily go the other way, depending on the probity of the AG’s digging.

    What comes to mind here is Oscar Wilde’s ill-advised decision to sue after being called a sodomite. That didn’t work out well for the unfortunate Oscar, not well at all.

  164. stackja

    Reuters Top News [email protected] 13 minutes ago
    Obama ending policy giving residency to Cubans arriving in U.S.:
    http://reut.rs/2iMO96z

  165. Snoopy

    And after all that CL. they become regarded as serious political analysts, their observations run with approval on nightly news and current affairs.

  166. stackja

    The Associated Press Retweeted
    AP Lifestyles [email protected]_Lifestyles 4 hours ago
    Knitters harness DIY pink power of the #PussyhatProject for Jan. 21 women’s marches in Washington and elsewhere
    http://apne.ws/2ihoKpw

    Pink pussy?

  167. Philippa Martyr

    CL, Daily Mail readers would mostly be familiar with Pierce Brosnan’s backstory RE this wife, and it’s actually rather romantic. He’s a serial monogamist.

  168. Snoopy

    The Florida presidential vote really got up Osama’s nose.

  169. Diogenes

    OWG,
    as I said probably apocryphal.

    Thinking on it further it may have been told in a “Bright Shining Lie” about Paul Vann, or Hackworth’s “About Face”

  170. Infidel Tiger

    ‘Mint’, yes.

    ‘Mintox’, no.

    No offence but you’re way too old to have been on the down low with mintox.

  171. egg_

    When Trump brings the US Media terrorists to heel, their low IQ colleagues in the outposts in the colonies will fall into line too.

    ‘He’s dreaming’.

    Of course, it’s inconsequential to the US what our State Broadcasters say – it’s their Duty to their audience what matters.

  172. Philippa Martyr

    The preferred narrative is that this will reveal how poor Hillary was nobbled.

    areff, what really tickles me is the fact that poor old Hillary has totally vanished from the narrative.

    Has anyone else noticed this? We hear that Trump stole the Presidency, but we never hear about the other candidate any more.

    All we hear is TRUMPETY TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP, like the record of ‘Nelly the Elephant’ got stuck on that point.

    The man is a genius. He clearly can suck all the air out of a room – and a narrative – without even trying.

  173. Philippa Martyr

    No offence but you’re way too old to have been on the down low with mintox.

    Sez Infidel Tiger, my 90 year old mother.

  174. stackja

    Woman Caught With Purloined Prophylactics [thesmokinggun.com] [via Drudge]
    Cops: Suspect stole 31 boxes of Trojan condoms from market
    Court records do not indicate whether Davis intended the condoms for resale or personal use.

  175. Senile Old Guy

    The EU, having solved all the world’s big problems, moves on:

    The European parliament has urged the drafting of a set of regulations to govern the use and creation of robots and artificial intelligence, including a form of “electronic personhood” to ensure rights and responsibilities for the most capable AI.

  176. john constantine

    http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20170113/pdf/43f964r2ks5p1w.pdf

    Their loy yang unions reject 20% pay rise and retention of all existing rorts.

    What will they do when the climate changes?.

  177. stackja

    VIDEO: Hillary stumbles out of Manhattan restaurant
    JANUARY 12, 2017
    BY OLAF EKBERG

    [theamericanmirror.com] [via Drudge]

  178. egg_

    while Senator Di Natale’s was 10th of the 226 members of both houses of parliament

    Those of low birth are the biggest rorters?
    Newfound celebrity status?
    (Showbiz for fuglies ‘n’ all).

  179. Senile Old Guy

    The man is a genius. He clearly can suck all the air out of a room – and a narrative – without even trying.

    And the left wing MSM hate it. This is why The Guardian is trying to push the fake news Russian scandal into the mainstream. The MSM tried to get The Trump with a phony scandal — something which would have derailed most politicians — and Donald just squashed it flat. In doing so, he created (or co-opted) a new meme — ‘fake news’ — which he now employs when anyone attempts a similar attack. He just says ‘You are fake news’ and the critic is toast.

  180. Geriatric Mayfly

    Somewhere upthread I noticed that a certain Mz O’Brien has been charged for allegedly helping herself to Union members’ funds. Could be the very same, who spent most of her time in the TURC witness box smitten by hysteria and sobbing and ululating as the monster, who was Counsel Assisting, trotted out her mischievous inclinations.

  181. stackja

    2GB PHON will run my party.

  182. stackja

    Reuters Top News [email protected] 3 minutes ago
    EXCLUSIVE: Morgan Stanley cuts bankers and bonuses as deals stall – sources.
    http://reut.rs/2joWgXG

  183. egg_

    I think Professor Angelo Codevilla nailed the flawed thinking of the ‘intelligence community’ and the security advisers in his excellent essay ‘Why we don’t win anymore.’ The reason was the ignorant homogenise single intellectual culture that dominates Washington to the exclusion of all others. We call it PC, but as Codevilla argued never before has the top tier of US society so uniformly all shared the same values and beliefs.

    Thinking inside the square bubble.

  184. srr

    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 [email protected] 19m19 minutes ago
    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 Retweeted Twitter Moments

    Obama’s legacy is setting off WW3.

    U.S. forces move into Poland today in an effort said to deter Russian aggression.

    https://twitter.com/TwitterMoments/status/819591967092965377

  185. srr

    Fox NewsVerified account
    [email protected]

    U.S. troops counter Russian aggression in Europe.

    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/819633664791375874

  186. OneWorldGovernment

    areff
    #2260434, posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Fairfax reports today that the FBI is to be investigated for decisions leading up to Comey’s twin statements on Hillary’s email server. Being of the left and seeing things only through a re-tinted prism, they naturally assume the probe will vindicate Hillary’s right to be president and expose the machinations which they imagine foiled that noble goal.

    I think it’s still ticking along though areff

    FBI Quietly Releases 300 Pages Of Hillary Clinton Investigation Records

    and

    https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton/hillary-r.-clinton-part-05-of-05/view

  187. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Could be the very same, who spent most of her time in the TURC witness box smitten by hysteria and sobbing and ululating as the monster, who was Counsel Assisting, trotted out her mischievous inclinations.

    If I remember, yes, GM – wasn’t she claiming she was a babe in the woods, and it was all her wicked uncle’s fault?

  188. Infidel Tiger

    THE State Government is persisting with its pursuit of legal damages claims against Perth’s Spud King Tony Galati, despite the official demise of the State’s Potato Marketing Corporation.

    When the archaic PMC disappeared on December 31, after being killed off in the middle of last year, it was widely assumed Mr Galati’s decades-long battle to deregulate the potato industry had finally been won.

    But apparently unwilling to allow Spudshed owner Mr Galati the last word, a Supreme Court writ lodged on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Food WA just four days into the new year revealed the State’s intention to continue to try to prove allegations Mr Galati grew too many potatoes in 2015 and last year.

    Thanks Liberal Party.

  189. Top Ender

    shades of the Vietnam War where the probably apocryphal story of all the data, body counts,

    In reality:

    Judging the amount of enemy killed in Vietnam, and the level of lethality is extremely difficult to do. In many accounts of combat the well-known “body count” idea was falsified, as there was pressure from above to achieve a high count and indeed officers were rewarded by positive reports if they succeeded. So the count was routinely misstated:

    “During the night in radio conversation after the battle lulled, there was a wager made by 1 of the company commanders, the A Company commander to the C Company commander, as to who would find the most bodies out in front of their positions, a case of beer, as a matter of fact. The next morning they went out to police up the bodies. The A Company commander had 8 and the C Company commander had 5, for a total of 13, as I recall. The asst div commander landed his helicopter, surveyed the situation. It was clear to him there were 13 bodies in front of the position. He proclaimed by some strange way that I will never be able to figure out that there were 197 bodies, and that is what was printed in the paper the next day.”

    US soldier Charles Gadd saw the same distortions at work, and describes one incident where three VC kept their weapons in a shallow part of a river. A local village boy led an American patrol to them. The weapons were brought into the patrol’s headquarters with a story about how they had been captured from three of the enemy, and the three enemy “dead” were routinely added to the count. The concept was in use early in the war, and by the ARVN too. US Army combat advisor Martin Dockery noted that everyone who the South Vietnamese battalion he was attached to shot “was considered a Viet Cong” and added to their body count, which every commander would increase as it made its way back to division headquarters.

  190. John64

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2260455, posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:49 am
    Somewhere upthread I noticed that a certain Mz O’Brien has been charged for allegedly helping herself to Union members’ funds. Could be the very same, who spent most of her time in the TURC witness box smitten by hysteria and sobbing and ululating as the monster, who was Counsel Assisting, trotted out her mischievous inclinations.

    That’s the one GM. Her puppet master, Uncle Derrick (Belan), was arrested and charged back in November.

    It gets very little coverage in the MSM but one by one and ever so slowly most of the major miscreants identified by TURC are being rounded up and charged. Except for Ralph Blewett and Bruce Wilson, of course, the lack of urgency by the Plod in two states in pursuing these two AWU fraudsters being a complete mystery to all (/sarc off).

  191. johanna

    areff, what really tickles me is the fact that poor old Hillary has totally vanished from the narrative.

    Well spotted, Philippa. There was a brief balloon put up about her running for Mayor of New York, but even that relatively modest suggestion deflated within days. She is permanently damaged goods.

    The Democrats and their camp followers are on the back foot, and having learned nothing, they are utterly baffled about why their attempts to reverse the course of history hit the buffers every time.

    As a side note, I read somewhere yesterday that a black Republican Senator (sorry, can’t recall his name just now) got a twitter message from someone who called him a “house n****r” after he supported Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney-General.

    To which he responded: “Senate.”

    He was pointing out that he is a Senate n****r, not a House one.

    Very stylish.

  192. stackja

    Reuters Top News [email protected] 51 seconds ago
    Venezuela arrests anti-Maduro politicians in sweep
    http://reut.rs/2jBzknm

  193. egg_

    (like Fat Pete on The Project)

    Thank Gawd he raises the IQ a little on the bimbo panel.

  194. Diogenes

    TopEnder
    Hence the irony in the story as it was presented ie we have killed all the VC & ARVN 3 years ago based on available data.

    I can’t remember if it was Vann or Hackworth (or both) who refused to accept a body count unless there was a weapon to go with the claim. Clever SVN commanders then started “recycling” captured weapons

  195. Diogenes

    was a weapon

    woops – was a weapon to go with each body

  196. egg_

    The Democrats and their camp followers are on the back foot, and having learned nothing, they are utterly baffled about why their attempts to reverse the course of history hit the buffers every time.

    The Edge was on the money re political pendulums – suck it up, Dems.

  197. Top Ender

    Interesting from Graham Richardson on Hanson:

    I have a small interest in a restaurant that sits on The Strand in Townsville and has magnificent views across the water to Magnetic Island. The food is really good, too, and on one of my first nights out I witnessed the popularity of Johnathan Thurston. The Cowboys’ captain tried to eat his meal but was constantly interrupted by patrons seeking to say hello. He handled himself with tremendous dignity and patience.

    When I told my business partner how popular JT was, he said he knew only one person more popular and that was Hanson. She had come to the restaurant a few weeks back and it took an hour to get her to a table. Everyone at this crowded restaurant wanted selfies. Congratulations and good wishes were the order of the day. Even touching her hem was enough for some.

    This woman is developing into a very powerful political phenomenon. She may not do so well in the big cities but in the villages and towns — a big proportion of our nation — she is the big thing. The Conservatives and Labor will ignore her at their peril.

    Link but probably paywalled.

  198. srr

    One Last Crack at Bitter Clingers!

    Obama in Harvard Law Review:
    Prayer Won’t Do It; We Need Gun Control

    http://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2017/01/12/obama-harvard-law-review-prayer-wont-do-it-we-need-gun-control/
    ______

    Why People Fear Gun Control

    Stefan Molyneux

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su2oJtIUszw

    12 Jan 2017

    Question: “Since gun violence is sometimes an accident, why are gun companies hesitating to implement safety measures like RFID tags, GPS tracking, i.e. decommission as many guns in circulation as possible, and replace them with smart guns? Also what makes people to “stick to their guns” so to speak? i.e. refusal to embrace safety by progress, instead to keep things as is, because they like it that way?”

    The World’s First Implant-Activated Smart Gun
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHCVl

  199. cohenite

    Hillary vanishing from the narrative; she looks as though she’s put on 20 kilos:

    stackja

    #2260451, posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:43 am

    VIDEO: Hillary stumbles out of Manhattan restaurant
    JANUARY 12, 2017
    BY OLAF EKBERG

    [theamericanmirror.com] [via Drudge]

    In the background looking like bill’s younger brother is ted danson.

  200. Senile Old Guy

    a Supreme Court writ lodged on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Food WA just four days into the new year revealed the State’s intention to continue to try to prove allegations Mr Galati grew too many potatoes in 2015 and last year.

    Thanks Liberal Party.

    Australia’s favourite vegetable. And the Liberal Party are pursuing him for growing ‘too many’. That’s the state of this country, in 2017.

  201. Top Ender

    Diogenes, hence the fabled – and often true – stories about taking ears.

  202. Rabz

    the State’s intention to continue to try to prove allegations Mr Galati grew too many potatoes in 2015 and last year

    The state pursuing a hard working swarthy chap for growing too many potatoes.

    Unfriggingbelievable.

  203. egg_

    ‘You are fake news’

    The best retort to Trump666 allegations – pity Abbott666 couldn’t do same to the ‘handbag whirlers’.

  204. johanna

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2260455, posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Somewhere upthread I noticed that a certain Mz O’Brien has been charged for allegedly helping herself to Union members’ funds. Could be the very same, who spent most of her time in the TURC witness box smitten by hysteria and sobbing and ululating as the monster, who was Counsel Assisting, trotted out her mischievous inclinations.

    She was a piece of work, all right. She saw herself as the victim, and thought it was really mean that the TURC was picking on her just because Uncle Derek let her use the union credit card to purchase necessities like designer clothes, not to mention paying the grocery and utility bills.

    Some of the small and medium sized fish are being reeled in, but it is disappointing that whoppers like Sparkles are still out there. Then again, they are most likely to have political protection at the highest levels, quite probably in both major parties.

  205. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2260477, posted on January 13, 2017 at 10:12 am

    For rest of story:
    Google “Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley is not alone in making big mistakes”

  206. stackja

    egg_
    #2260484, posted on January 13, 2017 at 10:17 am
    ‘You are fake news’

    The best retort to Trump666 allegations – pity Abbott666 couldn’t do same to the ‘handbag whirlers’.

    Trump is used to abuse. A Rhino not a RINO.

  207. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Except for Ralph Blewett and Bruce Wilson, of course, the lack of urgency by the Plod in two states in pursuing these two AWU fraudsters being a complete mystery to all (/sarc off).

    Ralph Blewitt has always maintained he’s quite prepared to face any music that eventuates, but he’ll be calling Julia Gilliard as a witness.

  208. Jo Smyth

    In WA Tony Galati is as popular as the product he sells. The Liberal Party will pursue him at their peril.

  209. Rabz

    a certain Mz O’Brien has been charged for allegedly helping herself to Union members’ funds

    Those botox jabs aren’t going to pay for themselves.

  210. stackja

    Michelle Malkin · @MichelleMalkin
    2 hours
    Obama handed White House to top corporate donor Google, but media apoplectic over 1 nice Trump tweet about LL Bean.

    [via gab.ai]

  211. Leigh Lowe

    … Mr Galati grew too many potatoes …

    I am struggling with this concept of “too many potatoes”.
    Please essplain.

  212. johanna

    WA is persecuting Australia’s finest monobrow and fighter for the right to grow spuds? Even after admitting that he was right by changing the law?

    That is like prosecuting someone for breaking a law making buggery an offence after it had been repealed. Imagine the outrage!

    The WA Liberals are too stupid to survive.

  213. stackja

    Michelle Malkin · @MichelleMalkin
    2 hours
    Reasons to be a part of #gabfam , part 1,000,000: Twitter employees have been talking about banning Trump==>
    linky

    [via gab.ai]

  214. Makka

    Just four days into the new year revealed the State’s intention to continue to try to prove allegations Mr Galati grew too many potatoes in 2015 and last year.

    Nice one Barnett. Generating more fees for your mates.

  215. struth

    The best retort to Trump666 allegations – pity Abbott666 couldn’t do same to the ‘handbag whirlers’.

    What was stopping him?

  216. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    The WA Liberals are too stupid to survive.

    Bookies have Mark McGowan as being the next Premier. He’s going to start by tearing up the odd billion or so, in contracts, for the Roe 8 highway through South Perth. Where have I heard that before?

  217. Top Ender

    Too good not to list for all Cats to see:

    Ms O’Brien splashed out on clothing, electronic goods, personal items, beauty treatments and luxury cars during a five-year spending spree.

    She also paid personal expenses, legal fees and rental costs for other people, the documents say.

    Police allege she spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on her NUW NSW branch corporate credit card, including more than $17,900 on unspecified “personal expenses”, $2190 on clothes and $923.79 on electrical goods.

    and her uncle, meanwhile:

    Mr Belan will face court again early next month.

    He is alleged to have spent almost half a million dollars on sex toys, holidays, jewellery and gadgets, including $9853 on a personal cruise, a $432 tattoo, subscription fees to dating websites, a $429 Tiffany necklace and Gucci sunglasses.

    All for the National Union of Workers, whose website says:

    If we want a fairer, more democratic society, we need to be in unions!

    As Ms O’Brien and Mr Began are showing, there is fairer for you, and fairer for me. Animal Farm had it down well:

    There was nothing there now except a single Commandment. It ran:

    ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
    BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

    After that it did not seem strange when next day the pigs who were supervising the work of the farm all carried whips in their trotters. It did not seem strange to learn that the pigs had bought themselves a wireless set, were arranging to install a telephone, and had taken out subscriptions to John Bull, TitBits, and the Daily Mirror. It did not seem strange when Napoleon was seen strolling in the farmhouse garden with a pipe in his mouth–no, not even when the pigs took Mr. Jones’s clothes out of the wardrobes and put them on, Napoleon himself appearing in a black coat, ratcatcher breeches, and leather leggings, while his favourite sow appeared in the watered silk dress which Mrs. Jones had been used to wear on Sundays.

  218. tailgunner

    Now that their beloved cloun-elect has admitted Russia was behind the hacking after all, should I expect some hipumility from the likes of srr and other trumpoids?

    Lol! Don’t go full Monty,Boris!

  219. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trump is used to abuse. A Rhino not a RINO.

    I liked this one, although they may’ve misspelt “RINO”.

    Dung heaps are rhinos’ Facebook: study

    Paris (AFP) – Rhinos signal gender, age, and sexual availability in their poo, said a study Wednesday which suggested mammals may use communal dung heaps as social networking sites.

    There’s been so much MSM crap produced in the last few days you could float a dung sniffing company on Nasdaq and get obscenely rich.

  220. Makka

    Don’t go full Monty,Boris!

    Oh, the grieving.

    Where is Ant, btw? He should be backing up Boris here.

  221. Myrddin Seren

    From SOG upthread:

    But his efforts to fend off controversial allegations of compromising material supposedly compiled by Russian agents….

    More #Fakenews from the Graun.

    The Peegate installments were pay-for-prose Trump-porn pulled together by a former British spook ( of some sort ).

    IT indicates further up thread that Jeb Bush would up funding this stuff after the Clinton backers walked away from this twaddle.

    The Graun now wants everyone to run with the meme that this was a directly-sourced Russian intel report.

    Doubling down on #Fakenews. Shame !

  222. stackja

    Little Italian Girl · @Lilitaliangirl
    28 minutes
    The guy who first “reports” RT’s “interruption” into CSPAN’s programming today works for Deadspin, which is owned by Univision.

    Remember that $500 m lawsuit it had w /Trump?

    What are the odds?

    [via gab.ai]

  223. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Mr Belan will face court again early next month.

    He is alleged to have spent almost half a million dollars on sex toys, holidays, jewellery and gadgets, including $9853 on a personal cruise, a $432 tattoo, subscription fees to dating websites, a $429 Tiffany necklace and Gucci sunglasses.

    Ms O’Brien and her uncle were arrested on November 17, almost a year after the trade union royal commission recommended both be referred to the NSW Police Commissioner and the Director of Public Prosecutions for further investigations into alleged larceny and fraud.

    The Oz, on the subject of wicked Uncle’s purchases. But it’s all for the good of the wukkas, I’m telling you.

  224. johanna

    Trump never said that the Russian government was behind the hacking – a point that his detractors carefully miss. Russian hacking entrepreneurs have been around for yonks.

    I watched a bit of NBC News this morning, and they are still babbling on about Russia. They found some BBC hack who pointed out something that Trump did in 1987 – thirty years ago – trying to do business in Russia. Then, they got their in-house ethics expert on to say that unless Trump either sells everything he owns or puts it in a trust managed by people he doesn’t even know, he is prima facie a shonk.

    They also claimed that your average Joe and Jane are deeply exercised about this stuff.

    Trump is already coasting into a second term, if he wants it, and the boofheads in the MSM don’t even realise that they are enabling it.

  225. srr

    Paul Joseph Watson [email protected] 1h1 hour ago

    Yeah, you’re the real “rebels,” while being funded by a billionaire globalist.
    Give me a break.
    #DisruptJ20

    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/819671447895416833
    ..
    #DisruptJ20 anarchists think they can stop terror attacks by violently protesting Trump’s inauguration & showing terrorists Trump is hated.

    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/819681428959019010

  226. stackja

    The Associated Press [email protected] 1 minute ago
    French far-right party leader visits Trump Tower, with hopes of alliance against Islamic fundamentalism.
    http://apne.ws/2jp5kvV

    #MAGA not IS!

  227. egg_

    I think I’m in love with the Trivago girl.

    They’ve revamped with a few different Ad versions recently – she even jiggles in one – unlike the attractive young lass in the UNE distance learning Ad, clad in a shapeless Western version of a burqa – it must have been commission by a committee of scrub Frightbats, so that she’s not ‘commodified’ or summut (behind the times).

  228. srr

    🙂 –

    Todd Kincannon · @ToddKincannon
    4 hours

    Had dinner with a political operative friend last night. He said “I had no idea that all it took to win was to call Democrats and media worthless pieces of shit all the time. I thought you had to be reasonably nice. Trump has shown me the light. Fuck the Left.”

    This is an exact quote.

    #MAGA

    😆 😉

  229. John64

    Ralph Blewitt has always maintained he’s quite prepared to face any music that eventuates, but he’ll be calling Julia Gilliard as a witness.

    100% correct.

    Blewitt originally said he would plead guilty. However, once he saw the toungebath that Stoljar gave Juliar at TURC , he clearly thought “stuff it – I’ll plead not guilty and put her in the witness box so my barrister can do the job properly.” And let he everyone know.

    This was a bad tactical error. He should have shut up and said nothing. If he had done this he would have been charged ages ago. After being charged he could have then said he had changed his mind and would plead not guilty.

    The prospect of Juliar again answering questions under oath about the AWU WRA has no doubt horrified some in high places. I have a vision in my mind’s eye of the VicPol charge sheet and file sitting in the IN tray on the desk of the Victoriastan Solicitor for Public Prosecutions (one John Cain Jnr, no less) gathering dust.

  230. stackja

    johanna
    #2260515, posted on January 13, 2017 at 10:45 am

    NBC lying about DT. I am shocked!

  231. areff

    I think I’m in love with the Trivago girl.

    She’s an also-ran against the gal with the bob in the blue dress who does the Ford ads.

  232. srr

    Woo Hoo!!!

    Gen. Mattis Waiver Passes Senate Armed Services Committee 24-3

    On Thursday, General James Mattis testified at the confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee in order to obtain a waiver that would allow him to serve as Secretary of Defense. Gen. Mattis, who has been retired from the military since 2013, would need the waiver approved by Congress to bypass federal law which states that the head of the Pentagon needs to be a civilian or retired from the military for at least 7 years. Following the hearing in front of the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the vote for the waiver passed 24-3.

    The full Senate passed the waiver Thursday afternoon, as well as the House Armed Services Committee. The full House is expected to vote Friday.

    All Republican members voted in favor while three Democrat members opposed. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut and Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, all voted against the retired four-star general receiving a waiver.

    During the hearing, General Mattis answered questions pertaining to a slew of defense topics including Russia, terrorism, world order, as well as women and gays in the military.

    His hearing in front of the House Armed Services Committee was scheduled for Thursday afternoon but was canceled by the Trump transition team on Wednesday.
    ____________

    Feisty Floridian · @Feisty
    📰 News · 4 hours

    Gen. #Mattis I don’t care who two consenting adults go to bed with, my concern is making our military as lethal as possible! Boom 💥 #MAGA

  233. egg_

    The best retort to Trump666 allegations – pity Abbott666 couldn’t do same to the ‘handbag whirlers’.

    What was stopping him?

    He occasionally displayed glimpses of his old self on 730 with Sales, but too little too late – the crap Leftoid Budgets did him in in the polls IMO.

  234. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    I have a vision in my mind’s eye of the VicPol charge sheet and file sitting in the IN tray on the desk of the Victoriastan Solicitor for Public Prosecutions (one John Cain Jnr, no less) gathering dust.

    I have no doubt said file is, but they’ve passed it on to the West Australian coppers, so who knows from there.

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