Thursday Forum: January 19, 2017

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1,275 Responses to Thursday Forum: January 19, 2017

  1. Dubbya took 533 vacation days, Obama 217 at last count on a quick google, Bill Clinton 174. You’re not winning that one. Trump’s going to take the biggest holidays, seriously people the greatest, at the classiest establishments.

  2. Gab

    Adam Bandit appears to be particularly venal for a nonentity.

    From Dec 2015:

    VICTORIAN MP Adam Bandt charged taxpayers more than $3000 for a weekend with his wife in Sydney, where he campaigned for the Greens in the NSW state election.

    Mr Bandt’s partner Claudia Perkins, a former staffer to ex-Labor PM Julia Gillard, flew from Melbourne via Canberra to Sydney and back using the controversial family reunion travel entitlement.

    Her trip on the weekend of February 28 and March 1 this year cost $1,719.60, while Mr Bandt — the member for Melbourne — claimed $395 travelling allowance for the night.

    While he was there he campaigned with state candidates for Newtown, Jenny Leong, and Greens MP for Balmain, Jamie Parker.

    Mr Bandt, a regular economy class flyer, charged $775.96 to the public purse for his return flights.

    He also spent $128 on chauffeur driven car costs for two trips while the pair where in Sydney.

    Under travel entitlement guidelines, any travel at taxpayer expense must be only for parliamentary, electorate or official business — but not party business such as an election campaign for party fundraiser

    Ah, good times for some, bludging off the taxpayer.

  3. Scrolling, I see monstie is still in the anger phase.

  4. Gab

    Monty still gazing at his crystal ball. Still hilarious!

  5. Leigh Lowe

    So apparently, some psychologists suggest masturbation breaks at work.

    Really?
    That would make a change.
    My boss might consider taking a work break from his full time masturbation.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    I see the Muslim billboard scam was led but Dee Madigan who is a far left activist and marketing guru.

    Complete fraud.

  7. So apparently, some psychologists suggest masturbation breaks at work.

    Honestly, that could be a real news article or satire – I have no way of telling anymore. I really don’t know.

    To be honest, neither can I, the world has gone fucking insane.

  8. Snoopy

    So apparently, some psychologists suggest masturbation breaks at work.

    On the upside the utility of mandatory prayer rooms will be enhanced.

  9. Do you reckon Mexico would pay for the wall if Trump threw in California as part of the deal?

    Probably, but only if there are no actual Californians included with California.

  10. So apparently, some psychologists suggest masturbation breaks at work.

    Next step, those breaks to be “assisted” by an assistant.
    This could be worth looking into y’know.

  11. C.L.

    Still a D-Notice on the ACL bombing.

  12. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    On the upside the utility of mandatory prayer rooms will be enhanced.

    “Kafars are NOT to pull their dicks in the prayer room.”

  13. Still a D-Notice on the ACL bombing.

    Huh? The Australian Chlorine Laboratory got bombed? By whom? Pauline Hanson supporters? Assholes from Reclaim Australia? Cronulla rioters bored from bashing musl-……….. ohhh… I see… er….. um….

    … Nice day for tennis isn’t it? 🙂

  14. rickw

    The Presidency is actually a part time job and barely significant except for ceremonial reasons. Let them play golf I say. Better that than the alternative.

    Particularly if your not a complete idiot like the previous bozo.

  15. Top Ender

    Law and Order UK is quite good.

    The old detective who’s been on the force for 30 years, and has to continually deal with change is very well done.

  16. Steve tickler

    BOM Radar Adelaide.

    Check it out.

    Power blackout awaits?

  17. Chris

    Massive power blackouts in SA (again).

  18. egg_

    Is baird doing what career pollies do when they get the word that the stuff is about to hit the fan ?

    Bejigglin reportedly had a long talk to him in the cafe prior to his press conference. 7 News was mentioning the faction numbers – about 2/3 in the Left faction, of which she belongs, IIRC.
    Looks like he was pushed.

  19. Tintarella di Luna

    Boilerplate for South Australia – the State of Darkness

  20. Gab

    I don’t know how industry survives in SA with all the blackouts. Oh wait, they don’t.

    Last one to leave SA turn out the lights. Oh wait, you won’t need to …

  21. Habib

    The more politicians play golf or othwise fuck around the better, I wouldn’t even care about them hosing us for the green fees, chartered Cessna Citation and Visa bill from the rug and tug as long as it keeps the bastards away from making any decisions, drafting legislation, and buying shit that’s a colossal fuck-up. It’s sort of a national standover racket.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    Does the South Australian BOM have back up generators?

  23. Bejigglin reportedly had a long talk to him in the cafe prior to his press conference. 7 News was mentioning the faction numbers – about 2/3 in the Left faction, of which she belongs, IIRC.
    Looks like he was pushed.

    Ex-kyooz-me?
    Are you saying there is a left faction in the NSW Liberals?

    And this faction does not include Baird? (I’m calling bullshit on that).

  24. Northshore Redneck

    Gunner, get in here as your assistance is required!

    The cunning plan to celebrate the Trumpening, to honour the Trumperor, God Emperor of the free world, was to don (heh) the MAGA cap and a dollop of wash-off fake orange tan.

    Exploding snowflake heads could result.

    The dry run this evening had me looking like a First-Woman-Beater-of-Australia, not the Oompa Loompa I was aiming for. I blame a lack of makeup education in redneck school.

    Is proceeding with a non-orange obviously fake tan disrespectful to the Trumperor?

    Yours,
    confused

  25. Habib

    If that’s the case with Baird, it’s funnier than seeing a vegan supermarket go broke. Leftist imbecility is what cost them the Orange by-election, so to fix that they’ll swerve more to the left than a bogan ute passing a posse of spandex bicycle nazis.

  26. egg_

    Are you saying there is a left faction in the NSW Liberals?

    According to 7, the biggest faction.
    Baird is from the Left faction, unsurprisingly.

  27. egg_

    Bejigglin was his major leadership rival, obviously he’s gone too far (pissing off the Right just a little too much?).

  28. Zyconoclast

    WTF is going on with Kyrgios?

    Same as he ever was.

    BTW
    a Greek bloke I know was boasting Kyrgios “Greekness”.
    I said his mum is a Malaysian.
    He replies that she was merely an incubator.

  29. Chris

    I have a Honda 2 generator which will help me through tomorrow until power is restored tomorrow night. I had a diesel generator delivered today but have to wait a long time for the sparky to wire it up to the house due to big demand and shortage of bypass switches!

  30. egg_

    a Greek bloke I know was boasting Kyrgios “Greekness”.

    Wasn’t ‘The Poo’ another Greek sulker?

  31. Pedro the Ignorant

    I know it is wrong and that plenty of decent people are being massively inconvenienced, but I find it hilarious that 25,000 Adelaide homes are again without electricity.

    How long before the pitchforks, tar and feathers are wheeled out?

  32. Top Ender

    The Oz is running a story saying Clinton (H) is considering running for mayor of New York.

    Will no one save us from this pestilence?

    (Apart from The Donald, of course)

  33. Gab

    Any suggestions as to how to watch Trump inauguration? Online? TV channels?

  34. Gab

    From the BOM:

    Issued at 9:42 pm Thursday, 19 January 2017.

    Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Adelaide Region, however a more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for a large area of South Australia including Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges.

    The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

    Huh?

  35. Snoopy

    Hey dude! Where’s my cyclone?

    An average to above-average number of cyclones are expected for the 2016–17 Australian tropical cyclone season (November–April).

    Australian Tropical Cyclone Outlook for 2016 to 2017
    Bureau of Meteorology
    10 October 2016

    The average number of Australian cyclones per year is 11.

  36. Zyconoclast

    Britain gears up for cheap and abundant power:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37369786
    3200 MW new nuke reactor.
    Looks like it will power about 10% of the UK.

    It might be reliable but will it be cheap?
    – If construction begins now, Hinkley could begin generating electricity for the UK market by 2025.
    – EDF’s expected return on its investment is set to be between 9% and 10%.
    – The upfront cost for EDF and its partner over the coming years will be £18bn.
    – But in return, EDF will receive a guaranteed price for Hinkley’s electricity for 35 years. A complex subsidy arrangement will see consumers pay billions.
    – EDF’s contract with the government guarantees the firm a “strike price” of £92.50 per megawatt hour (Mwh) for the electricity that Hinkley Point C generates. If the wholesale price of power is lower than this set price, consumers make up the difference.
    – The National Audit Office says that as a result, the expected top-up payment by consumers has increased from £6.1bn to £29.7bn.h
    – it will supply about 7% of Britain’s electricity.

  37. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    The Oz is running a story saying Clinton (H) is considering running for mayor of New York.

    Shillary shouldn’t have any problem with taking New York back to the days of “Boss Tweed” and the Tammany Hall machine.

  38. john constantine

    If their clintons are worth a hundy mill, how about they come clean with their tax returns so we can see how to go from nothing to eight zeroes in a couple decades, while supposedly leading a life of public service.

    [meme going around about a liberal donor making big money from job placement egency govvie contracts. Their left have a ruddfilth sized hundred million dollar blindspot in their corruption sensors.]

  39. memoryvault

    I’m sorry, but these reports of storms and major power blackouts in SA must be fakenews.
    I checked at ABC online and there is no mention of it, therefore it can’t be true.

  40. classical_hero

    MOnty, you obviously don’t know the Bible. Jesus said that those who enter not by the door do so to steal and destroy. That’s exactly what we’re seeing with the so called refugees and immigrants who are Muslim. There are genuine people, but what we’ve seen are those who destroy and not improve. Where’s your compassion for the victims of the fake immigrants? Even saying we should help children but that just means everyone claims they are even when they aren’t. There is a reason the West is so rich, because of our Christian heritage. We don’t stay that way if we invite those who want to destroy us.

  41. .

    – EDF’s expected return on its investment is set to be between 9% and 10%.

    A bargain compared to the JSF.

  42. john constantine

    Their abc can’t get reports out of south australia because their office solar doesn’t work at night and their windmill shut down because the storm was too gusty?.

  43. Andrew

    Also, if the left-right spectrum is collectivism to individualism, then most people are a bit of both. I also don’t necessarily think that collectivism in itself has any moral or immoral characteristic, but is benign in and of itself. More observational than judgemental.

    Everyone is now so socialist that the political debate is down to competing camps of the left. Just like early Soviet Russia.

    It’s the Elite Left (Soros greenleft internationalists, who WANT oppression by Big Green as they think they will be on the good side of it – doctors wives, lawyers, enviro-parasites, Refo lawyers) on one side. The left-behind Left on the other. This is the PHON-Shorten-Trump socialist faction – they know life is hard and the answer must be more free shit for them. Govt jerbs, welfare, 2% loans. They will never own the factory that sets up in Mexico. So it’s safe to hate Da Rich, as well as anyone else competing with them for handouts.

    Both are acting rationally. The elite leftist scum get to signal their virtue and superiority while stealing $trillions. Even a lower ranking Elite like a CSIRO Eco-parasite doing Fake Science in the Climate division; there’s 360 jerbs on good $. You NEVER need to commercialise ANYTHING and basically couldn’t be fired. Contrast that to having a real job.

  44. Top Ender

    Hey dude! Where’s my cyclone?

    No cyclones across the Darwin area last Wet season.

    None this year either.

    Very disappointing. Popcorn time to be had watching the newbie southerners panicking due to the constant radio adverts about getting your “cyclone kit” together. Batteries, tinned food, generators, torches, and big plastic boxes to put it all in sold out at Bunnings and the like.

  45. Top Ender

    reports of storms and major power blackouts in SA must be fakenews.
    I checked at ABC online and there is no mention of it, therefore it can’t be true.

    Snap! I did that too, having rellies in the SA area. Nothing as you say.

    Then went to the Adelaide Advertiser site and it was large and loud.

  46. classical_hero

    The Bible also says he who doesn’t work, him shall also not eat. Go to Lakemba and see all the Muslims not working but somehow eating.

  47. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stupid f*cking Gab.ai f*cking discriminating racistly against mentally ill people by making the site too complex for me to understand without diagrams.
    Beaugan gets the buttons but I don’t because I’m a cartoon cat?
    Outrageous!!!!!

  48. Go to Lakemba and see all the Muslims not working but somehow eating.

    They don’t follow the infidel Christian bible, thus are exempt from the kaffir rules therein.

    So there!

  49. memoryvault

    Then went to the Adelaide Advertiser site and it was large and loud.

    Thanks for that, Top Ender. For reasons I won’t bother going into, I have decided to make Alan Tudge’s life hell on earth. Bombarding him with reminders of his department’s multitudinous failures has been fun. However, it has reached a point where a little bit of variety is called for. Pointing out the abject failure of the ABC to actually report the news will offer a little light-hearted relief.

  50. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    They don’t follow the infidel Christian bible, thus are exempt from the kaffir rules therein.

    Kufar have accepted, and understand, their subservient status as “dhimmies” – second class citizens – and pay the special tax – the “jysia” (A.K.A. Centrelink benefits) as mandated in the Quran. What’s the problem?

  51. King Koala

    BREAKING NEWS:

    The Socialist Alliance is accusing Waleed Ali of being a pedo

    Hahahahaha….I love it when the left eats their own

    https://m.facebook.com/MemesfortheUrbanGentleman/photos/a.985454564828894.1073741827.984946051546412/1352918681415812/?type=3&notif_t=like&notif_id=1484822036597371

  52. Snoopy

    It’s interesting that the BoM forecasts and weather.com temperature forecasts for Brisbane are quite different.

    Today’s BoM forecast for Brisbane was 32c, weather.com was 30c. Actual was 30c.

    BoM forecasts for next two days are 34c, 35c and 30c

    weather.com forecasts are 31c, 33c and 26c.

  53. BREAKING NEWS:
    The Socialist Alliance is accusing Waleed Ali of being a pedo

    This is an Onion headline or something, right?

  54. Dan Phillips

    Gab, the Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) will surely stream the inauguration. They covered all the Trump rallies, and when Trump would complain that the news networks would never turn the cameras to show the crowds, RSBN were the only ones who did in fact turn their camera.

  55. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    BREAKING NEWS:
    The Socialist Alliance is accusing Waleed Ali of being a pedo

    Please, God, you haven’t heard much from me over the years, please, just this once, let it be true.

  56. King Koala

    This is an Onion headline or something, right?

    I don’t know. Click the link and have a look for yourself. Whenever I see his smug face on tv I get the pedo vibe so I would not be surprised if I was true. I saw the facebook link elsewhere And posted it here for laughs. Who am I to verify if this is true? Isn’t the bbc supposed to tell me what is fake news?

  57. Andrew, your response is worth reporting from the old fred, if it hasn’t already.

    Also, if the left-right spectrum is collectivism to individualism, then most people are a bit of both. I also don’t necessarily think that collectivism in itself has any moral or immoral characteristic, but is benign in and of itself. More observational than judgemental.

    Everyone is now so socialist that the political debate is down to competing camps of the left. Just like early Soviet Russia.

    It’s the Elite Left (Soros greenleft internationalists, who WANT oppression by Big Green as they think they will be on the good side of it – doctors wives, lawyers, enviro-parasites, Refo lawyers) on one side. The left-behind Left on the other. This is the PHON-Shorten-Trump socialist faction – they know life is hard and the answer must be more free shit for them. Govt jerbs, welfare, 2% loans. They will never own the factory that sets up in Mexico. So it’s safe to hate Da Rich, as well as anyone else competing with them for handouts.

    Both are acting rationally. The elite leftist scum get to signal their virtue and superiority while stealing $trillions. Even a lower ranking Elite like a CSIRO Eco-parasite doing Fake Science in the Climate division; there’s 360 jerbs on good $. You NEVER need to commercialise ANYTHING and basically couldn’t be fired. Contrast that to having a real job.

  58. memoryvault

    Gab, the Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) will surely stream the inauguration.

    Playing along with making the inauguration a Superbowl event is Trumps first major, and biggest publicity mistake. He should have settled for being sworn in by some no account Notary Public, in a quiet ceremony, in the Oval Office, with the minimum necessary press coverage. He has now reduced himself to Obama’s level of hollow showmanship.

  59. BREAKING NEWS:
    The Socialist Alliance is accusing Waleed Ali of being a pedo

    Please, God, you haven’t heard much from me over the years, please, just this once, let it be true.

    +1

  60. C.L.

    You’re praying to God that children were molested. Is that right?

  61. He should have settled for being sworn in by some no account Notary Public, in a quiet ceremony, in the Oval Office, with the minimum necessary press coverage.

    +1
    That would have led to artistic folks & the FIMC demanding, demanding, there be a ceremony befitting the Parthenon.

    But yep, he shoulda just had a quickie somewhere with the handiest judge.

  62. You’re praying to God that children were molested. Is that right?

    Don’t be completely stupid, not all your life.
    Of course we’re not.

    We’re hoping Squalid & the Socialist Alliance get into the granddaddy of all bitter feuds.

  63. Dan Phillips

    Trump did in fact just want a simple swearing in ceremony. That is according to Ann Coulter in an interview I listened to this morning. She said that Trump is a workaholic and just wants to get started, but he was convinced to put on a party to thank those who supported him.

  64. stackja

    Sky racing mention ed Adelaide storm. ABC not believable.

  65. Cheryl

    Thanks Dan. I couldn’t remember the name RSBC to tip Gab. I had watched a lot of their broadcasting during the campaign and enjoyed it.
    Tip to other Cats to watch inauguration, or C-Span.

  66. stackja

    SMHorror criticizes Mike Baird. Makes its hard to be agreeing with such people but going on headline can’t know what the agenda is.

  67. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    You’re praying to God that children were molested. Is that right?

    Point taken CL, but the stark and simple truth is that children ARE molested, and if Squalid Aly is unveiled as one of those molesters, it couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke. My humble apologies if I’ve given offense.

  68. Squalid Ali certainly sets of my “creepiness” radar. As far as him molesting kids, I struggle with the concept – but there’s certainly something very “off” about him.

    However there is a far greater dilemma:

    Waleed vs. Socialist Alliance. Waddaya do when you want both sides to lose, and lose badly?

  69. Whalehunt Fun

    Why? What makes you think he is not devout?

  70. stackja

    Regarding Al. Leftists can’t be misbehaving. Only you know whos are accused. And Al is not one.

  71. Habib

    Had the awful Project pop up by surprise after a quick end of Blue Bloods, and there was the simpering, smarmy dial of the Mincing Poodle. He proceded to have quite a jolly, matey exchange of inane banter with the halfwitted marxists that occupy this panel of prats. The fact that they weren’t smugly patronising him, ridiculing his efforts and belittling everything he stands for confirms every view I have of him, his party, and government. What a collosal clusterfuck we’re stuck in the middle of.

  72. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Waleed vs. Socialist Alliance. Waddaya do when you want both sides to lose, and lose badly?

    Salvatore, I am constrained to admit that, in this case, we opt for the Socialist Alliance, as being the greatest menace. We can always deal with one man (?), Squalid Aly, down the track.

  73. King Koala

    we opt for the Socialist Alliance, as being the greatest menace.

    Waleed Ali has a prime time tv slot to shovel taqqiya. The socialist alliance has dirty hippies handing out newsletters in Newtown.

  74. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    The socialist alliance has dirty hippies handing out newsletters in Newtown.

    The Socialist Alliance had members at a demonstration in Perth some time ago. I came so close to punching one of the dirty, unkempt, sniveling bastards…

  75. None

    Yes Pedro. We have no power here again – -none expected til tomorrow night in my suburb. As for pitchforks we had a crazy walking up and down the street for a couple of hours screaming for the power to come back. Yeah all safe and secure and vool here. Not.

  76. I came so close to punching one of the dirty, unkempt, sniveling bastards…

    What held you back? Lack of a bottle of microbial sanitiser or something?

  77. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspreeklike

    What held me back, Salvatore, was the fact that I was known to police, for such behavior, and one of the dirty hairy great coppers, policing that demonstration knew my politics – he was my platoon commander in the Army Reserve, at the time.

  78. King Koala

    Hate crime! What hate crime?

    Another clockboy style cash grab most likely. She needs to deported along with her entire family.

  79. Tomorrow, the God-Emperor Ascendant takes his place on the Peacock Throne and Monty is very angry.

  80. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspreeklike

    Anyway, night all. I’ve been punishing the Scotch – it’s twenty years ago today that one of my mob went to God, and after he died, the little men came out from under the stones. When the whisky, and the mood for black mischief overtakes me, I might even post how a rising young star in West Aussie politics, fell afoul of a bottle of Lagavulin, produced at a wedding reception…

  81. Armadillo

    Socialist Alliance appears to have recently rented office space in Ultimo. $55k per year plus outgoings.

    http://www.realcommercial.com.au/property-offices-nsw-ultimo-500175366

  82. Armadillo;
    As regards the office space, I’d assume there’d be showers and stuff?
    When the lease is up, they’ll still be in mint condition, I reckon.

  83. Fisky

    Squalid Ali certainly sets of my “creepiness” radar. As far as him molesting kids, I struggle with the concept – but there’s certainly something very “off” about him.

    The reason for this is quite simple – it’s got nothing to do with kids, but rather he is not honest about his true beliefs, and this understandably makes him feel uncomfortable. He is clearly a Muslim Brotherhood advocate/lackey and he knows this is not a defensible position. He also realises his SJW dinner party friends would not enjoy living under a MB government. But for whatever reason, he truly believes in the MB line, and that’s the real source of his contortions.

  84. None

    Whatever the socialists say about squalid ali here is one sadly and outrageously incontrovertible fact: PAKISTAN is awash with kiddy porn. Beyond evil.

  85. Mark A

    None
    #2267580, posted on January 20, 2017 at 3:02 am
    PAKISTAN is awash with kiddy porn. Beyond evil.

    So is Afghanistan and every other ‘stan’, the old Ottoman empire was riddled with it, nothing changed since.

  86. srr

    Tommy Robinson Retweeted
    Nigel Farage ‏@Nigel_Farage 5h5 hours ago

    Let’s get the whole of Europe to leave the EU!

    https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/822051986505797633
    ____________

    Funny, how many of those little details about Global Dictatorships such as the EU and UN, don’t get addressed by the little dick-tators who insist that the people have no right to elect to reject those Dictatorships.

  87. srr

    oops, yet more of that, approved of by pompous cats, MSM News, being reported by those in the media pompous cats don’t approve of –

    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 ‏@Cernovich 13m13 minutes ago

    CNN gives assassination tips on #Inauguration Week.

    Fake news is terrorism. CNN is a terrorist organization.

    CNN: Assassinating Trump Could Keep Obama Administration in Power

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/18/cnn-airs-segment-saying-obama-admin-keep-power-trump-pence-blown-inauguration-day/

  88. Mark A

    Senile Old Guy
    #2266683, posted on January 19, 2017 at 10:28 am
    Russia is safer than France?

    I’m sure it is.

  89. srr

    Paul Joseph Watson ‏@PrisonPlanet 3h3 hours ago

    The closest thing we have to Nazi-era brownshirt fascists
    are self-proclaimed “anti-fascists” like Antifa & #DisruptJ20.
    Fact.

    ____________

    … and other thugs who beat up on people for daring to share views of people (such as Paul Joseph Watson), who are not on the Fascist Thugs ‘Approved of Persons’ Lists …

  90. Mark A

    Gab
    #2267603, posted on January 20, 2017 at 6:07 am
    Those damn Russians are at it again! #RussiaHackingDemocratServers

    дорогие бабушки

  91. Mark A

    Hi Gab

    I bet you didn’t know she existed.

    I certainly didn’t but I get all sorts of feeds from people.

  92. Mark A

    It was her fault, see it from his perspective WTF?

  93. Mark A

    Our Julian If he had any guts he would’ve done it long ago.

  94. Atoms for Peace

    Ooh,another SA day.
    “Candles! Get your candles”
    Could be a good side earner for ice cream trucks

  95. Rudiau

    Assange Backs Out Of U.S. Extradition.

  96. Herodotus

    CNN wishing for Trump and Pence to be blown up at just the right time for Kerry to take the reins.
    Link.

  97. Mark A

    Rudiau
    #2267611, posted on January 20, 2017 at 7:01 am
    Assange Backs Out Of U.S. Extradition.

    yeah well I shoulda known better and checked further.
    Let him rot.

  98. feelthebern

    Mike Baird will can now retire on a tax payer funded defined benefit pension.
    His father – who is reportedly the primary carer for his mother – has enjoyed & will continue to enjoy a healthy, tax payer funded defined benefit pension.
    His sister – who tragically has ovarial cancer – works for the ABC, who has some of the best employee entitlements regarding sick leave etc in Australia.
    Mike Baird retires for family reasons.

    The best man at my wedding had his second child & at a post natal check up, his wife found out she had aggressive breast cancer.
    After maxing out her leave, she resigned & now gets TPD insurance for 2 years.
    While looking after a 5 year old & a now 1 year old.
    While they had to move back in with her parents.
    While he drives 2 hours to work & 2 hours home every day.

    Mike Baird is a pussy & a thorough disappointment.
    My mate is a champion.

  99. Rudiau

    And these are only the major scandals and embarrassments.

    Eight years down the drain.

    QUIN HILLYER: Saul Alinsky Leaves the White House.

    Obama and company also waged bureaucratic war against independent inspectors general; tried their hardest (even illegally) to hobble fossil fuels industries; evaded Congress’s intent by sending cash and uranium to a near-nuclear-ready Iran; fumbled and stumbled while veterans suffered virtually criminal neglect; wasted hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars on projects that were not “shovel-ready” and did not create many jobs; oversaw an economy in which the workforce participation rate dropped to historically low levels while real median household income also fell and personal debt rose, and in which food stamp rolls grew to a number larger than the population of Spain; horrendously politicized the Justice Department; and saw race relations worsen for the first time in decades.

    In what should have been treated by the media as major scandals (or more major than the media represented them), the Obama administration encouraged illegal gun-running to Mexican cartels, with untold numbers of resultant deaths; failed to provide adequate security before or rescue during the Benghazi tragedy; provided tax subsidies in return for campaign cash from useless “green energy” companies; spied on journalists; freed five killers in return for a deserter; failed to police or protect email use at the State Department; polluted a river through the ineptitude of the Gold King Mine Disaster; illegally (arguably) granted, to political allies only, numerous “waivers” from Obamacare; and of course committed the actions I related in the first paragraph of this piece, including the dismissal of the New Black Panther case and the IRS targeting of conservative groups.

    And in almost every case, they covered up and/or lied about these actions, often egregiously and sometimes, quite arguably, criminally.

    And those are only the major scandals and embarrassments.

    h/t Insty

  100. calli

    ‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello! What’s this then?

    Seven having a go at the incoming First Lady over an impromptu speech.

    All good. Nothing to see here. She’s white.

  101. John64

    How many more blackouts will Mainland Tasmania endure before Windmills Weatherill suddenly realises that he needs to spend more time with his family?

  102. feelthebern

    If I hear some jag-off referencing to tax eaters as “our political leaders” one more time, I’m going to go Man Monis.
    They are our tax eating, elected representatives.
    They are to be looked down upon as those who couldn’t make it in the real world & had to retreat to the comfort of the public teat.

  103. Herodotus

    It’s time to stop the hoaxing about Iran’s moderates! They are not and have never been moderate.

    American Thinker

  104. calli

    The “family reasons” for Baird’s resignation are only part of the story.

    It’s been used so often it’s become code for “I’ve been pushed”. Notice how they now outline the specifics to wring sympathy. Plus tears.

    LOL! Latham’s wearing a MAGA hat on Seven.

  105. calli

    I’m off to SA in late March. Should I pack a small genset?

  106. srr

    ha ha … this is funny, to me … but no doubt not funny to those demanding news on the ACL car bombing –

    Paul Joseph Watson ‏@PrisonPlanet 1h1 hour ago

    Sweden has banned the publication of facts linking mass immigration to crime.
    What could they possibly be hiding?
    🤔

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/01/18/sweden-blocks-data-crime-immigration/

    … coz, you see, in only one of the years me and mine were the victims of serious crimes, the official crime stats that police released to the public, didn’t include the crimes they recorded against us, and even excluding the worst of them, it would have increased their official stats by 110% in our patch, where we actually suffered less crime than many others.

    But hey, so long as the loud, demanding, trouble causing, minority 🙄 public, feel safe, nobody needs to know what quiet, forgiving Christians endure … and if they do dare to pipe up, just write them off as “loopy conspiracy nutters”, right ? all you good citizens so concerned about why they aren’t reporting on the car bombing of the Australian Christian Lobby …

  107. Rudiau

    yeah well I shoulda known better and checked further.
    Let him rot.

    I was actually having a jab at Sky Stories also Nine Stories reports the same as Sky.

  108. Herodotus

    Yes, calli. Likewise for Victoria the way they’re going.

  109. Baldrick

    Take that, white people:

    Noname‏ ✔ @noname
    Farting in close proximity to white people as a form of activism and militancy

  110. Baldrick

    I’m off to SA in late March. Should I pack a small genset?

    You should be fine calli, just as long as you’re not intending to visit any populated areas.

  111. Rudiau

    Farting in close proximity to white people as a form of activism and militancy

    Bloody dog, I’ll kick it next time, that’ll teach him white supremacy.

  112. incoherent rambler

    Farting in close proximity to white people as a form of activism and militancy

    Trust me, this is not a war to start with me.

  113. squawkbox

    Rudiau
    #2267611, posted on January 20, 2017 at 7:01 am
    Assange Backs Out Of U.S. Extradition.

    yeah well I shoulda known better and checked further.
    Let him rot.

    All pure theatre. The US have yet to request Assange’s extradition in the first place, either in the UK or Sweden. But our Julian gets hives if he isn’t on the front page at least once a month.

  114. Rudiau

    All pure theatre

    Agree.

  115. calli

    Snort! Kochie interviewing a remarkably porky Rudd on diplomacy and statesman-like behaviour.

    Rudd looks like a blonde Michael Moore.

  116. feelthebern

    Rudd on the Therese Rein diet.

  117. calli

    Oh goodness! His collar’s too tight! His face is going red.

  118. Baldrick

    The ‘wall of meat’ at tomorrow’s Inauguration has some tough competition.

  119. dweezy2176

    Notice a lot of speculation concerning “Rama” Baird’s future employment prospects in the media .. I would have thought, following his ‘too much info” leaving speech, that any “new” career prospect(s) would not be on his foreseeable calendar … then again .. he is an ex pollie ……!

  120. squawkbox

    Farting in close proximity to white people as a form of activism and militancy

    You mean you don’t smell like that all the time?

  121. Geriatric Mayfly

    Baldrick, did you notice in the photo of the plump bint at your link, that immediately behind her is the bloke who has walked straight out of yesterday’s Bill Leak cartoon?

  122. Tom

    Should he survive the assassination attempt that CNN and the Washington Post (for whom he is “terrifying”) are praying for tomorrow, Trump is going to Langley, Virginia, the day after the inauguration:

    Mr. Trump’s planned stop at the CIA is expected to coincide with the swearing in of designated-director Mike Pompeo. Mr. Pompeo has not yet been confirmed by the Senate, although Republican leaders are planning to do that on Inauguration Day.

    (White House press secretary Shaun) Spicer said the CIA is just one of the federal agencies Mr. Trump plans to visit after he takes office “to make sure that he tells them how much he appreciates their service to our country.”

    In an interview with The Wall Street Journal this week, the outgoing CIA director, John Brennan, denied Mr. Trump’s accusation that he may have leaked a salacious 35-page document filled with unsubstantiated allegations about collusion between Trump campaign representatives and Russian hackers.

    Mr. Brennan also scolded Mr. Trump for impugning the credibility of the intelligence agencies and comparing intelligence officers to Nazis in a recent press conference.

    Saturday should go smoothly (Don, please recheck your vest and don’t accept any food).

  123. Baldrick

    Leak’s not Australia’s best cartoonist for nothing GM. 😉

  124. stackja

    CNN Exclusive: Inflammatory pastor scheduled to preach to Trump before inauguration
    CNN – 25 minutes ago

    (CNN)A pastor with a long history of inflammatory remarks about Muslims, Mormons, Catholics and gays is scheduled to preach at a private service for President-elect Trump and his family on Friday, shortly before Trump takes the oath of office.

  125. calli

    Leak’s American counterpart.

    The US appears to have a better class of hipster.

  126. Tom

    According to the Paywallian, Gladys Berejiklian — a fully-owned subsidiary of Michael Photios, according to some — will become NSW premier on Monday after Planning Minister Rob Stokes thought better of a challenge he couldn’t win. Gladys seems competent, but the unrepresentative leftoid swill now running the Lieboral back office have shortened the odds of PHON picking up both lower and upper house seats in NSW at the next state election.

  127. But for whatever reason, he truly believes in the MB line

    What possible reason could a snivelling, greasy little knob jockey have for such delusional superiority complex? Nah, can’t think of any 🙄

  128. Rabz

    Just to clarify – when I refer to “collectivists” (or collectivism) I’m referring to fuckwits who advocate the mandatory seizure of private wealth by the state for reallocation to “the collective” (or society*). Another feature (as opposed to a bug) is the incarceration or obliteration of the individuals and institutions whose wealth has been seized.

    Or, as Tom might say, “all your munnee bilong us”.

    Got sick of all the pedants here complaining about the use of terms such as “leftism” or “fascism”.

    *Socialism, but I regard it as too mild (and effectively fraudulent) a descriptor.

  129. min

    Just watched Italian news ,all the coverage was about the earthquake and landslide near the Gran Sasso. Perhaps we should send the propaganda telling us it was the hottest year ever that should warm the cockles of their hearts while shovelling through 5 metres of snow looking for survivors.
    Did not see any human survivors but a few cows rescued from the sheds where they are kept during winter.
    I am sure those cows would have liked a few degrees ,not o.7 , even that is doubtful , warmer.

  130. Tom

    Stacky, your last youtube link is a “private video” no-go.

  131. stackja

    The Associated Press Retweeted
    AP West Region ‏@APWestRegion 1 hour ago
    Even in Alaska, temps below -50 leave negative feelings – and more – planes don’t fly and propane turns to gel
    http://apne.ws/2jDaV4p
    In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind
    By DAN JOLING
    14 minutes ago
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.
    She owns a grocery store and the building that houses the post office in the village of Tanana, Alaska, which ranked as the coldest place in the state Wednesday. The official temperature at the airport with a single gravel runway was minus 54 degrees. Nearby, along the Yukon River, it was 5 degrees colder.
    “Fifty-nine below on Front Street in Tanana, Alaska,” she said, laughing. “It’s just miserable. I hate everybody who lives in a warm place.”

  132. stackja

    Tom
    #2267665, posted on January 20, 2017 at 8:47 am
    Stacky, your last youtube link is a “private video” no-go.

    Was there! Dems?

  133. Senile Old Guy

    Davos is really seeing the best thinkers:

    “I want to be loud and clear: populism scares me,” a leading global investment fund manager has told the World Economic Forum in Davos, setting the scene for the conference at large. In the 1930s every government that existed practically was populist. So populism by definition is nationalist and protectionist.

    WTF?

  134. Mark A

    min
    #2267664, posted on January 20, 2017 at 8:40 am
    Perhaps we should send the propaganda telling us it was the hottest year ever that should warm the cockles of their hearts while shovelling through 5 metres of snow looking for survivors.

    Very sad for the people involved but 2016 was declared the hottest year.

  135. Grigory M

    In a Ch 7 snippet, Gladys was shown leaving home this morning. She seems very confident – said she will have something to say to the press this afternoon.

  136. stackja

    Meanwhile:

    DC Police Department ‏@DCPoliceDept 2m2 minutes ago
    Robbery at 1632 hrs in the 400 block of 12th St S.E. Lookout for 3 B/M’s wearing all black clothing.

  137. Cannibal

    Happy Trump day everyone.

    Collectivism in Oz means not actually seizing property, just letting you pretend you own something.
    I well remember the very long list of government departments both state and national that was embedded in the sale documents for my farm, whose regulations and precepts the new landowner was to be compliant with, in addition to the various usage restrictions imposed by local government. At least the local government restrictions were actually listed. I estimate 20+ weeks of dedicated internet searching and phone calls may have uncovered the rest. Of course if one is deemed non-compliant, ignorance will be no excuse!

  138. stackja

    DC Police Department ‏@DCPoliceDept 3h3 hours ago
    Due to the forecast of rain during #inaug2017, umbrellas will be permitted in the areas of the parade route.

    https://www.secretservice.gov/data/press/releases/17-JAN/GPA-1-19-17-Inaug-Umbrellas.pdf

  139. stackja

    Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters 1 minute ago
    Factbox: Trump’s early executive actions could undo Obama policies
    http://reut.rs/2jEojFn

  140. Cannibal

    Oh goodness! His collar’s too tight! His face is going red.

    A Kochie interview is too much pressure for the little cherub these days?

  141. Geriatric Mayfly

    Umbrellas, Made In Bulgaria, will be subject to inspection.

  142. Cannibal

    Factbox: Trump’s early executive actions could undo Obama policies

    Gosh, oh gee. You mean that Americans who voted for a change of government, will actually get a change of government?
    These msm folks are such a quick study aren’t they?

  143. John64

    Kochie interviewing a remarkably porky Rudd.

    I’ve become a tad concerned for Kevni’s health over the past year or so.

    He looks unwell and very bloated.

    I doubt it can be solely attributed to good eatin’.

  144. Mike of Marion

    Mark Dice highlights some “mentally ill morons’

  145. Bear Necessities

    Rudd has had aortic valve surgery in the past (2011). Gaining weight with a dicky ticker generally does not have a good outcome.

  146. Mark A

    John64
    #2267682, posted on January 20, 2017 at 9:14 am
    He looks unwell and very bloated.
    I doubt it can be solely attributed to good eatin’.

    From, memory he has had heart problems?
    That would do it.
    No ill wish for the man. He has personality problems as well.

  147. Mark A

    Mike of Marion
    #2267684, posted on January 20, 2017 at 9:18 am
    Mark Dice highlights some “mentally ill morons’

    Mike, and some peeps here call ssr crazy.
    My God, and they are elected reps.

  148. Senile Old Guy

    “I want to be loud and clear: populism scares me,” a leading global investment fund manager has told the World Economic Forum in Davos, setting the scene for the conference at large.

    Replying to my own post…

    What they are scared of is the citizens of a country saying “Up yours” to the global “elite” who want to dictate how their country is run and who should be allowed in; especially when the citizens say “No” to entry of large numbers of people who will not swear allegiance to it (this may well include many following a certain religion).

  149. tailgunner

    Is proceeding with a non-orange obviously fake tan disrespectful to the Trumperor?

    No, Redneck – going OrangeFace is considered the height of reverence&sophistication in 2017. Get out there!
    Trump loves the Oompa Loompa’s, they were the original Deplorables!

  150. Myrddin Seren

    Uh oh

    In a Ch 7 snippet, Gladys was shown leaving home this morning. She seems very confident – said she will have something to say to the press this afternoon.

    From the Magic Mike thread:

    “You’re likely to see a very progressive leader,” one ally says. “She will be a strong supporter of climate change as scientific fact, progressive policy on immigration and border control and gender equality.
    “She will surprise some people.”

    Our Glad announces NSW will outdo the other states and go 100% renewables to provide a safe, diverse, inclusive home for vast numbers of migrant refugees ( most of whom will remarkably be between 16-40 and male ) ? An Antipodean Merkel ?

  151. .

    C.L.
    #2267540, posted on January 20, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I agree. Wishing for calamity to get one over political opponents is warped.

  152. Senile Old Guy

    About 33,000 properties are without power in South Australia, with Adelaide being the hardest hit, after a storm front crossed the state last night. “We’re really getting unprecedented weather, people who have been working for 35 years in SA Power Networks say they’ve never seen this number of storms, this intensity of storms and this frequency of storms,” Mr Roberts said. “It’s been crazy since July and I hope people understand it is weather related.”

    No, Mr Roberts, it is ALP/Green stupidity related. The Top End is in a cyclone zone and frequently has severe storms but gets its power from gas so has relatively few power outages (there’s lots of lightening and substations and other infrastructure is sometimes hit).

  153. stackja

    The NT News ‏@TheNTNews 1 hour ago
    BREAKING NEWS: A 47-YEAR-OLD MAN HAS BEEN KILLED BY A CROCODILE AT THE NOTORIOUS CAHILLS CROSSING IN KAKADU NATIONAL PARK.

  154. Senile Old Guy

    Millennial morons:

    David Cobb, a member of the steering committee for Occupy Inauguration and a former Green Party nominee for president, told USA TODAY College in an email that he’s been encouraged by “the breadth and depth” of the response to Trump “before he has even taken office.” The organization has a list of demands, including rejecting the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $15 minimum wage, an end to mass surveillance and free college education.

    That’s the “mass surveillance” started by the Obama administration, right? (And “free college education” isn’t free; it’s just paid for by someone else.)

  155. stackja

    Flooded waterways catch out travellers in Central Australia
    JUDITH AISTHORPE, NT News
    January 17, 2017 1:30am
    Subscriber only
    DOZENS of people in Central Australia found themselves on the wrong side of a flooding river on Friday.
    Simon Cheers, 38, was out with friend Mitch Donaldson walking their two dogs, Roper the Kelpie and camp dog Obi when they got stuck.
    A few hours earlier they had passed the same creek, about 130km out of Alice Springs, when the water was only just across the road.
    Mr Cheers had taken his camera and drone to capture the West MacDonnell Ranges and it proved handy when they were forced to spend the night camped on the road with two tour vans and a number of backpackers.
    “We had to sit in the car with two wet dogs and two wet blokes so it was pretty stinky,” he said.
    Mr Cheers has lived in Alice Springs for three years and said they were not able to cross the flooded waterway until 10am Saturday morning.
    Bureau of Meteorology senior weather forecaster Chris Kent said parts of Central Australia in the past week received more than 100mm, including 109mm at Glen Helen Lodge and 167mm at Ormiston Gorge.

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    “mentally ill morons’

    F*cking racist.
    He could have just said stupid morons, but no.
    Tar all of us mentally ill people with the moron brush.
    Media analyst ha ha ha ha!
    I’m a media analyst too.
    And an author.
    Also a cartoon cat, but it’s not a competition.

  157. Bill Thompson

    The laws only apply to the little people! I spotted Shadow Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, at Southbank this morning & took the opportunity to ask some tough questions. I didn’t hear what he had to say inside their ABC earlier but I’m pretty sure I disagree with it. Sorry for the dodgy camerawork – juggling a brolly at the same time.

    https://youtu.be/gFEw7SQkeBc

  158. stackja

    These are the names of the final 330 people who received commutations by Obama
    Washington Post – ‎1 hour ago‎
    President Obama granted commutation to 330 people, the final group of nonviolent drug offenders to receive commutations before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

  159. .

    That video from Mark Dice – mein gott Olbermann is crazy.

    I’ll give Dice a pass for his apocalyptic/satanic paranoia for the moment.

  160. Senile Old Guy

    The millennial morons demands:

    We call upon the new president to act on these demands:
    NO Mass Deportations!
    Stop ALL Attacks on Human Rights!
    Black Lives Matter! [But most black people are killed by other black people.]
    Honor Treaty Rights for ALL Indigenous First Nations.
    Get Money Out of Politics and End Corporate Rule! [But it’s okay for Soros to bankroll democrats.]
    Healthcare is a Human Right! [Everything is a “human right”.]
    A Green New Deal, with massive investments in renewable energy and infrastructure to create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs. [Good paying jobs paid for by taxpayers.]
    ACT Against Climate Change! [Because it is better to be cold.]
    Free College Education and the Cancellation of Student Debt. [More stuff paid for by taxpayers.]
    Electoral Reform and Integrity! End the Electoral College and partisan gerrymandering of voting districts. [The EC is in the constitution but they are probably too stupid to know that. And they only want reform because Trump won.]
    End Too Big to Fail!
    NO Permanent War!
    End the surveillance state! [Started by Obama.]
    Grant immediate pardons for all political prisoners and exiles including Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Mumia Abu-Jahmal, and Leonard Peltier. [Abu-Jahmal and Peltier were both found guilty of the murder of law enforcement officers.]
    Pass a federal $15/hour minimum wage.
    Scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership!
    Until these demands are genuinely addressed, we remove our consent to be governed. [Idiots. If you are citizens of a country, you are required to follow its laws; your moronic “consent” is irrelevant.]

  161. stackja

    Mark Zuckerberg is suing Hawaiian land owners to secure his 700-acre island getaway
    The Verge – ‎2 hours ago‎
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is going to great lengths to protect his privacy on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where he purchased a 700-acre plot of land in 2014 for more than $100 million.

  162. calli

    If he’s unwell, Rudd needs to stop doing strenuous laps in the Think Tank.

  163. stackja

    The Associated Press ‏@AP 27 seconds ago
    BREAKING: Mexico’s government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the US.

  164. .

    Honor Treaty Rights for ALL Indigenous First Nations.

    Pretty much done. Indians hold a special kind of citizenship everyone else can’t have.

    Grant immediate pardons for all political prisoners and exiles including Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Mumia Abu-Jahmal, and Leonard Peltier.

    Snowden showed the government as extremely dodgy and immoral. Mumia is a multiple murderer. That is an insane coupling.

  165. stackja

    The Associated Press Retweeted
    AP Entertainment ‏@APEntertainment 27 minutes ago
    #NCISLosAngeles star #MiguelFerrer dies at 61
    http://apne.ws/2jRvZBO

    Miguel Ferrer
    From Wikipedia
    Parent(s) José Ferrer
    Rosemary Clooney

  166. Indolent

    Channel 7 will have live coverage of the inauguration tomorrow morning from about 3:00 a.m. I think the swearing in is at 4:00 a.m.

  167. stackja

    Paramount Pictures in $1 billion deal with China film companies
    Reuters – 48 minutes ago
    Viacom Inc’s Paramount Pictures has reached a deal for a $1 billion cash investment from two Chinese film companies, Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media, the companies said on Thursday.

    As part of the agreement, Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media will finance a combined 25 percent of all Paramount’s films for the next three years, with the option to extend it, according to a source familiar with the situation.

    The deal will give Paramount, which has been struggling to turn itself around, stability and resources without giving up control of the studio. It also marks the first major move by Paramount head Brad Grey since Viacom’s former CEO, Philippe Dauman, tried to sell a stake in the movie studio to Chinese real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group.

  168. Thanks for the link stackja.
    Mrs OSC and I have been watching NCIS LA for some time now and we both remarked at Ferrer’s recent drawn and skinny look.
    Cancer will do that to you.

  169. stackja

    The Associated Press ‏@AP 33 seconds ago
    BREAKING: Senior US official says “El Chapo” already in US custody and is being flown to New York.

  170. Infidel Tiger

    Paramount Pictures in $1 billion deal with China film companies

    We should see if they are interested in purchasing the ABC. They won’t have to change a thing to keep pumping out commie propaganda.

  171. min

    How quickly the Climate changes Mark A.
    20 days into the New Year but there was lots of snow last year also. Snowed as far down as Scicily and even poor old Greece got it also.
    ABC complaining that messages from hotel were sent out Hours ago and no one came until hours later.
    Suggest they look at the road from the nearest town usually 10 minute drive . Top skier rescuers were struggling to get through and of course no machinery.

  172. Infidel Tiger

    Mark Zuckerberg is suing Hawaiian land owners to secure his 700-acre island getaway
    The Verge – ‎2 hours ago‎
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is going to great lengths to protect his privacy on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where he purchased a 700-acre plot of land in 2014 for more than $100 million.

    Yes the open borderist lunatic who runs a site designed to violate all users privacy wants his privacy protected at his walled estate.

  173. H B Bear

    We should all be proud to live in a country where a woman named Gladys can still aspire to success in public life.

  174. Infidel Tiger

    The NT News ‏@TheNTNews 1 hour ago
    BREAKING NEWS: A 47-YEAR-OLD MAN HAS BEEN KILLED BY A CROCODILE AT THE NOTORIOUS CAHILLS CROSSING IN KAKADU NATIONAL PARK.

    Was he German? NT crocs have a stunning success rate with Germans.

  175. Infidel Tiger

    Not just Gladys but also her surname contains “Beryl”

    She’s named after everyone’s grandma.

  176. Infidel Tiger

    “You’re likely to see a very progressive leader,” one ally says. “She will be a strong supporter of climate change as scientific fact, progressive policy on immigration and border control and gender equality.
    “She will surprise some people.”

    Is Gladys childless?

  177. C.L.

    LOL:

    ‘I am a legally married woman because of him’: Ellen DeGeneres farewells Obama.

    “His courage and compassion created equality for everyone. He moved us forward and made more happen in the past eight years than I ever dreamed possible. I love him. I love Michelle.”

  178. .

    Crikey.

    Just saw some videos of Cahill’s Crossing. It is still wild up there. You need some stones to drive across that, let alone shoo away a croc with a pair of thongs.

  179. Infidel Tiger

    Good news. Alan Jones is going to destroy Gladys.

    The gaudy fruit is useful occasionally.

  180. C.L.

    Berejiklian has never married and has no children.

  181. .

    I love him. I love Michelle.

    You should love Ruth Bader Ginsberg!

  182. Myrddin Seren

    What is he suing them for?

    Seems it is a little more complicated and less nakedly-adverse than the clickbait headline.

  183. Infidel Tiger

    Dear God. Pray for NSW.

    A Merkelian monster arises.

  184. Myrddin Seren

    Is Gladys childless ?

    Mmmm

  185. John64

    We should all be proud to live in a country where a woman named Gladys can still aspire to success in public life.

    Will be the first Gladys to appear regularly on the television since Arkwright lusted after Nurse Gladys Emmanuel.

  186. Mother Lode

    Turdbull on TV posing for the fistsful of OPM for Alcoa.

    He keeps hammering on about the need for cheap, reliable energy.

    Seriously, I have never seen him so animated.

    I don’t think he understands what the words actually mean.

  187. .

    Cue MP staffers defending Gladys and telling us what a great job Baird did.

  188. calli

    In the early 70’s a stack of Armenians settled in Willoughby. Gladys’s parents were a couple of them. Hard workers and hyperambitious for their children.

    I have fond memories of Pizzeria Arax in Willoughby Road. Best pizza outside Italy.

  189. .

    He keeps hammering on about the need for cheap, reliable energy.

    Insane. Just junk any RET and carbon price and allow nuke to compete.

  190. Myrddin Seren

    Trump offers first salute as incoming commander-in-chief

    Check out the scowl on Obama’s face in the last photo in the set, where some staffer has twisted his arm to actually attempt to show some respect to the Marines.

  191. Senile Old Guy

    Northern Territory police say a man has been killed by a 3.5m crocodile at Cahills Crossing. Police said the 47-year-old man was taken as he attempted to cross the East Alligator River with two women just after 4pm yesterday.

    The NT News has video and photograph showing crocs in the river. You would have to be very stupid to wade into the water there.

  192. It’s instructive that DeGeneres had no problem with Obama’s lies on the campaign trail re his ‘opposition’ to same-sex ‘marriage’. It’s as if she knew something the American people didn’t’.

  193. .

    DO Armenians put pineapple on pizza?

  194. Habib

    Saw Waffle, claims he and his ministers are working night and day for good energy energy policy. If they actually instituted good energy policy, it’d take five minutes – tear up the RET, kill all subsidies to renewables, and fast track the building and commissioning of new generation thermal coal plants. Could probably buy them in TKD state from China. Then lean on the states to fully privatise generation, distribution and supply, and open it up to full competition, and jump all over any feral imbeciles who interfere in any way with the process. Simples, like the members of the current regime.

  195. Habib

    SOG, usually ratarsed pissed. Poor sods also start to believe the noble savage/one with the country bullshit propogated by luvvies.

  196. Boambee John

    dover beach,

    To borrow from some one else, “We’ll change all that once we get in”.

    De Generes knew the standard leftist tactic would be used at the right (when he had more flexibility) time.

  197. Diogenes

    The deal will give Paramount, which has been struggling to turn itself around, stability and resources without giving up control of the studio.

    hahahahaha. Lets see what films they want to finance

  198. H B Bear

    Dear God. Pray for NSW.
    A Merkelian monster arises.

    Yep childless women should be ineligible for parliament. Add it to men (people?) called Malcolm.

  199. John Adams and Jupes might be interested in today’s Oz editorial about Assange and Manning.

  200. Zyconoclast

    If you can work through the jargon/gibberish re SA power problems:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-20/blackout-investigation-puts-power-import-plan-on-hold/8195394

    The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) later noted “the proportionally low amount of conventional generation dispatched in SA at the time of separation, and the subsequent low inertia, resulted in a higher [rate of change of frequency] than had been experienced during previous separation events”.

    The operator subsequently ordered that two major gas-fired power stations remain online at all times in South Australia to keep the grid in a secure operating state.

  201. calli

    The Armenian pizza makers bowed to popular demand, Dot.

    It was a dark time in our nation’s history.

  202. srr

    “Glory Glory Hallelujah – His Truth is Marching On!”

    FOX Business ‏@FoxBusiness 15m15 minutes ago

    WATCH the fireworks display at the #inauguration kickoff
    for President-elect @realDonaldTrump. #Trump45

    https://twitter.com/FoxBusiness/status/822223218714890241

  203. Bear Necessities

    Does Glady’s like wearing comfortable shoes?

  204. .

    Gas is subsidising wind.

    As I said elsewhere – we have thousands of years of thorium and uranium in known reserves for global supply.

    A small 50 MW reactor that can fit in a 4 m * 7m shed with a 2-3 m deep basement can be procured right now.

  205. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thanks P. Our Glad was always warmly received into the house, via the Radiola, when I was a kid. Not that I much cared.

  206. lotocoti

    Lets see what films they want to finance.

    A remake of the greatest war movie evah!

  207. .

    I am sure Sinclair will post up properly:

    From Change dot org

    It was Thymomodulin, the WADA approved form on Thymosin.

    Dr Kim Sawyer compares the Essendon Football Club 2012 Supplement program to a similar program conducted at the Melbourne Football Club. After this comparison, it seems obvious the Thymosin given the 34 Essendon players was Thymomodulin, the WADA approved form on Thymosin. Dr Sawyer claims the same evidentiary standard that was used to convict Essendon, was also used to exonerate…

    What an absolute disgrace.

  208. H B Bear

    If you can work through the jargon/gibberish re SA power problems:

    Shorter Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), “The windmills aren’t working again.”

  209. H B Bear

    Lets see what films they want to finance.

    Well you can bet Godzilla will crush the Japs this time around.

  210. Zyconoclast

    If he’s unwell, Rudd needs to stop doing strenuous laps in the Think Tank.

    I believe something like this maybe the cause.

  211. C.L.

    Trump offers first salute as incoming commander-in-chief

    Ridiculous and laughable.
    He shouldn’t salute.
    Reagan invented this bullshit.

  212. .

    That’s right, he’s a civilian.

  213. Joe

    That’s right, he’s a civilian.

    No, he’s not. He’s the PRESIDENT. You know, the COMMANDER IN CHIEF of the armed forces. i.e. the top General. The equivalent of her Gracious Majesty the Queen of England etc. The same as our Governor General. It also happens that he is the head of the government in the U.S.A. but not the leader of the legislative party.

    This means he is entitled to receive and give salutes to the members of the armed forces.

  214. C.L.

    Obama pardoned a lot of druggies who were imprisoned for stupid terms.
    I don’t have a problem with him freeing Eric E. Alvarez, imprisoned for 30 years for selling some blow.

  215. Mother Lode

    Now Beazley is dipping his oar in.

    He actually said that Trump’s inauguration speech will be likely ab out himself because he always talks about himself (as opposed to Obama?)

    And he is explaining that Trump is not a uniter, but a divider.

    This guy was our Ambassador to the US.

  216. Infidel Tiger

    Obama’s pardoning of non violent drug offenders is one of the few decent things he has done.

  217. C.L.

    No president gave ‘salutes’ before Reagan hit on the idea because it looked good on tele.
    The Queen does not return salutes and nor does the Governor-General.

  218. .

    No, he’s not. He’s the PRESIDENT. You know, the COMMANDER IN CHIEF of the armed forces. i.e. the top General.

    No, he’s a civilian.

  219. calli

    You might be wrong, C.L. They even made a stamp out of this one.

    Trooping of the Colours.

  220. Joe

    Dot, if you mean civilian as in not a member of the armed forces, you are correct. However, he is the commander in chief and is entitled on that basis to salute and be saluted.

  221. calli

    Here’s a better one. Chuckle. The horse has a little crown too.

  222. areff

    Gladys has all the right people in her corner. In Fairfax’s lady pages, Jenna Price (!!!!!!) swears she is the right woman for the job. One key recommendation:

    Plus, her director of communication is Ehssan Veiszadeh, husband of Daily Life’s Woman of the Year, Mariam Veiszadeh.

  223. C.L.

    Hilarious:

    Al Franken destroyed.
    Video: Franken Gets Put in His Place After Railing Against Nominee for Tobacco Holdings.
    Watch till the end.
    Turns out that Franken holds stock in Phillip Morris!

  224. .

    It is inappropriate for the President to salute, but he can do as he pleases.

  225. C.L.

    The Queen is in uniform in that picture, Calli; she has been honorary Colonel-in-Chief of multiple outfits over the years. The US president is not a uniformed officer of the US defence forces. He is a civilian.

  226. Infidel Tiger

    Hey, a burning high rise in Tehran just collapsed in on itself.

    Is that even possible?

  227. .

    What is even funnier is HM is riding sidesaddle.

  228. calli

    LOL. The clothes maketh The Queen.

    Mariam Veiszadeh. That name rings a bell. Wasn’t she the be-veiled one who stuck her paddle in on the Billboard Racism Horror?

  229. lotocoti

    You might be wrong …

    In other news, the sun rises in the east.
    In Australia, whether military personnel in mufti or even civvies like C.L. can return salutes.
    Just not in the manner displayed by the yanks or Madge when she’s in uniform.

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