Monday Forum: March 20, 2017

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  1. Tintarella di Luna

    How’s this for a three word slogan – De-Commission the Commission.

    The Australian Human Rights Commission has form in extortion and directly encouraging the disruption of commercial activities of legal commercial entities in which Australian people and institutions hold shares and which employ thousands of Australians.

    Just ask Bernie Brookes former CEO of Myer, he knows all about it.

  2. Tel

    First they came for freedom of speech, now it’s freedom of association.

    It has to slowly dawn on people that such activist groups are impossible to please. Their first and only purpose is to be activists, after that they find something to make a big deal about and then stir up trouble. If it wasn’t gay marriage it would be any one of a long list of other causes. The end game is pure power. Nothing more noble than that.

    Since the gay community is approximately 10% of the population, it makes sense that they would be the first to recognize that allowing people to get along quietly doing their thing out of the spotlight is a really bloody good idea. Socialism cannot tolerate cultural differences in the long run, regardless of how they pretend. We can see this with the loony “Progressive” movement in the USA that simultaneously champions diversity but imposes a blanket iron rule over all opinions. Gays who support socialism are putting their own heads into the socialist noose and dragging their friends in with them. Pick up a history book… it’s all bad news.

  3. rickw

    News.com.au’s “Liz Burke” accidentally makes a mistake, explains that the woman is an evil Christian Bigot:

    she had been advised by a priest that she and her baby were possessed and had negative energy.

    Nice bit of Fake News by Liz, how vile and calculated.

  4. Noodles Romanoff

    rickw
    #2332136, posted on March 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm
    Just one forgotten machine that transformed people’s standard of living!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgwIqTE8JQo

    Not forgotten at my place. I have 4 of them. Two for spare parts and 2 operational. (Well the brakes and clutch are a bit dodgy)

  5. calli

    FBI Investigation Update

    FBI director James Comey has confirmed the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump.

    It was the first public confirmation of an investigation that began in the middle of last year, and came during Mr Comey’s opening statement in a congressional hearing examining possible Russian interference in last year’s US election campaign.

  6. Since the gay community is approximately 10% of the population,

    Far too generous. It’s about 3% at the most according to the CDC: Among U.S. adults aged 18 and over, 97.7% identified as straight, 1.6% as gay or lesbian, and 0.7% as bisexual.

  7. Baldrick

    The Turnbull government is poised to make an announcement today on race hate laws after cabinet signed off on a decision.
    The coalition is considering the recommendations of a report into possible changes to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act and the operation of the Human Rights Commission.

    I’m betting Michael Trumble will squib it by making some procedural changes and maybe a change to offend and insult, but the process will still be the real killer and it will be sold by the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals as major changes.

  8. Homosexuality is a strategic political asset for progressive politics. It helps them politicize gender and sexuality and thereby interfere in all manner of social and political institutions that involve sexual and gendered norms, whether it is marriage and the family, educational and religious institutions, social and sporting clubs, workplaces, and so on, in the name of ‘freedom and justice’, as they hound people unto the ends of the earth.

  9. rickw

    Not forgotten at my place. I have 4 of them. Two for spare parts and 2 operational. (Well the brakes and clutch are a bit dodgy)

    My fathers had one since new, spent a bit of time on it, great machines really!

  10. calli

    The hatred and outrage turned to eleventy generated by Leak’s Waffen-SSM cartoon puzzled me at first. It was just funny.

    It seems he held a mirror up to these fanatics and they recognised themselves. And they didn’t like it one bit. The cover of the “fey gay” is blown forever.

  11. Baldrick

    Happy Harmony Day.

    Let’s all rejoice in the rich tapestry of multiculturalism that has made Australia the vibrant and inclusi … ah, forget about it.

  12. calli

    It’s quiet here this morning. Too quiet.

  13. Hydra

    It’s quiet here this morning. Too quiet.

    BOO!

  14. A Lurker

    The hatred and outrage turned to eleventy generated by Leak’s Waffen-SSM cartoon puzzled me at first. It was just funny.

    It seems he held a mirror up to these fanatics and they recognised themselves. And they didn’t like it one bit. The cover of the “fey gay” is blown forever.

    Just call them by their correct name.
    The Gaystapo

  15. Hydra

    How the free market failed Australia and priced us out of our own gas supply
    But have we gone too far? Free market theory, while it’s terrific in theory, has some almighty shortcomings and, as we now are discovering, may not be the economic cure-all we once imagined.

    The problem is only one or two public commentators actually know that the sue is not the free market but how unfree it is.

  16. stackja

    Power of Frank Hardy’s words won glory for working class
    Troy Lennon, History editor, The Daily Telegraph
    March 21, 2017 12:00am
    Thomas Francis Hardy was born in Southern Cross, Victoria, on March 21, 1917, the fifth of eight children to Thomas and Winifred Hardy. Father Tom was a dairy inspector, who later moved to Bacchus Marsh where Frank spent much of his youth.

    The 1968 Soviet crushing of the Prague Spring uprising in Czechoslovakia distanced Hardy from communism and the CPA, but he maintained his allegiance to working-class Australians. He wrote several books telling stories about Australian characters rich in Australian slang.

  17. Gab

    Awww, something lovely for a Tuesday … about a goose.

  18. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The 1968 Soviet crushing of the Prague Spring uprising in Czechoslovakia distanced Hardy from communism and the CPA, but he maintained his allegiance to working-class Australians. He wrote several books telling stories about Australian characters rich in Australian slang.

    The idea for at least one of his books was also “borrowed” from a real working man.

  19. Senile Old Guy

    Lefty media on Polanski:

    Roman Polanski wants to resolve the sexual misconduct conviction that’s haunted him for 40 years and visit the Los Angeles grave of actress Sharon Tate, his wife murdered by the Charles Manson family in 1969.

    “Mr. Polanski is 83 years old and wishes to have this matter resolved without prolonged and costly litigation on various matters involved in the sordid history of this prosecution,” his lawyer, Harland Braun, said last month in a letter to the court.

    So, let me be clear. Whatever artistic talents Polanski has (and I consider them seriously over-rated), he is a massive moral failure.

    This ‘sexual misconduct conviction’ was for drugging and raping an under age girl. Without the drugging, he would still be guilty of statutory rape.

    The ‘prolonged and costly litigation’ is because he fled the US before being jailed. The only thing ‘sordid’ about this case is Polanski’s rape of an underage girl and his refusal to serve time for his crimes.

  20. stackja

    dover_beach
    #2332316, posted on March 21, 2017 at 5:18 am
    Marriage equality advocate IBM Australia is being targeted by ­militant gay rights activists who have condemned the company over a senior executive’s links to a ­Christian organisation
    .

    As I’ve said before, we must smash politicized homosexuality.

    The MMWR description of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among homosexual men in Los Angeles was the first published report about an illness that would become known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (1).

    1. CDC. Pneumocystis pneumonia—Los Angeles. MMWR 1981;30:1–3.

    And the blood transfusion service was infected.

    1982 December 10: CDC reports a case of AIDS in an infant who received blood transfusions. The following week, the MMWR reports 22 cases of unexplained immunodeficiency and opportunistic infections in infants.

  21. val majkus

    great series of letters in the Oz about the ‘energy’ crises:

    The Prime Minister says he has received a guarantee from gas producers that sufficient gas will be available in future to prevent blackouts and that, under his leadership, the Snowy Mountains scheme will increase production by 50 per cent. But many see these initiatives as mainly designed to lift the Coalition’s polling rather than solving the energy crisis the PM says we face.

    There is no energy crisis. The crisis is that our political leaders, federal and state, have adopted policies that are resulting in reduced usage of coal-powered energy, reduced investment in gas production for local use, and increased resort to renewable sources that have limits. Yet we have numerous scientists who reject or qualify the thesis that fossil fuels should not be used and who support the use of fracking and drilling for gas.

    Australia has plentiful supplies of coal and gas; a change in policies would prevent any energy problems. One would be to reduce the renewable target (it has previously been reduced) to existing usage levels, which are now about half the 23.5 per cent target. That should be accompanied by commissioning a report from representatives of the many scientists who reject or qualify the dangerous warming thesis. A likely outcome would be a change in energy policy.

    Des Moore, South Yarra, Vic

    Your editorial (“Renewable energy target crucial in climate debate”, 18/3) calls for a full and frank political debate of the policy options. Yet no climate policy since Paul Keating in October 1990 has any options. Instead every policy, treaty and every renewable energy target focuses only on emissions of greenhouse gases.

    In this land of droughts and flooding rains, no policy includes naturally occurring fluctuations of climates, even though rhythmic cycles of variations of temperatures of the Pacific Ocean are accepted by scientists as linked with droughts and floods.

    Government policy is blinkered because humans causing emissions of greenhouse gases may be regulated or controlled by governments. Naturally occurring climate changes cannot.

    Brian J. O’Brien, Floreat, WA

    Rather than solving the power puzzle, it might help more to solve the ideology puzzle that seems to get in the way of any sane resolution of the electricity crisis. By any reasonable measure, Australia’s experiment with renewable energy is a failure and is contributing to economic losses, job losses and high power prices — and unreliability.

    Those who were fortunate enough to live and work in better times and who managed to stash away enough to get a pie and a beer every week, look on with horror and incredulity at the antics of politicians as they get scammed by vested interests who offer battery storage, pumped hydro and other insane ideas to people who know little about the technicalities.

    David Bidstrup, Plympton Park, SA

    As the power crisis deepens and the renewable energy target is exposed, SA Premier Jay Weatherill becomes increasingly irrational and petulant. Few in SA are surprised by his claim that Alinta Energy failed to offer to keep the last remaining coal power station at Port Augusta open.

    This, of course, was untrue, but the truth has long disappeared, particularly when he so readily blames anyone or anything for SA’s power problems. A prime example is his attributing the September blackout to weather conditions and not his fatuous RET with its reliance on wind and the sun.

    It is not an exaggeration to say that Weatherill has become an embarrassment to many in SA.

    Tony Shinkfield, Adelaide, SA

    Coal is the cheapest and most reliable source of energy and we have massive amounts of it. The enemy of coal is the computer-generated climate change scare. The computer models used to create this issue have been shown to be wrong. So why are we enacting policies that will cause enormous economic damage and lower our standard of living based on unvalidated models? No other branch of science or industry would do this.

    Japan is building 45 new coal-fired power stations; many are being constructed around the world. China, under the Paris agreement, can continue building them until 2030. We will be supplying coal to many of them. Yet our politicians believe it is up to us to save the world from this computer-generated fantasy. They live in a fantasy world.

    Clive Bond, Wynnum, Qld

  22. Notafan

    And on the issue of property as long as the Federal government continues to herd 200,000 into Syd/Mel every year the supply problem wont crack.

    Pushing old people out of their homes wont make houses cheap for hipsters and as for Dan Andrews’ proposed 1% tax on CIV for ‘unoccupied property ‘ good luck with that.

    Either foreign investors will lob for a weeks for a hol or they’ll get a mate to use water and elec for a week.

    Where Federal immigration and housing policy collides.

  23. stackja

    Notafan
    #2332353, posted on March 21, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Judith Sloane on property taxes at the Paywallian

    Google Tax theory fine until cash flow lands owners in strife

    Let’s face it, economists are comfortable considering issues in theory; they tend to come a cropper when dealing with the real world. The idea that stamp duties should be replaced by equivalent land tax does not pass the pub test, let alone the complications arising from investor ownership and owners’ lack of cash to pay land tax.

    And in the context of the debate about housing affordability, the switch would achieve very little. Next idea?

  24. C.L.

    Man wins women’s weightlifting championship, newspaper pretends “she” is a woman:

    Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has dominated her first major competition, taking out the Australian International in Melbourne on a night she made history as the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand.

    Hubbard, 39, won the women’s over 90kg division at the Melbourne event, setting four unofficial national records in the process. Hubbard lifted a combined total of 268kg – 19kg better than silver medallist Iuniarra Sipaia of Samoa.

    Australia’s Kaitlyn Fassina claimed the bronze medal with 223kg.

    Hubbard looked visibly emotional as she lined up behind dais awaiting the official medal presentation. But she kept the tears at bay, smiling and waving as she stood atop the podium…

    Hubbard’s selection was a considered a pioneering moment in sport for the LBGT community. Further ground could yet be broken, with tonight’s performance in Melbourne expected to go a long way to securing Hubbard’s place in the team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next year.

  25. Notafan

    My sister was a cc believer til she realised man was too puny to counteract the actions of the sun and the oceans and the odd volcano etc.

    Now we can all be angry about successive governments determined to ensure Australia withers on the vine because of our daft water and energy overlords.

    We are done with that.

  26. bystander

    Mark A
    #2332025, posted on March 20, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks Mark A, but in my ‘feet up’ years I use my ‘puter for very little and with very few apps. I have never needed to do a search for content on my ‘puter.

    My issue with cortana (sweet little thing that she is) is that she was unable to find her way onto the internet to find the cricket score. I don’t think I should drop her just for this, so I will continue our little affair without making too many unreasonable demands on her.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #2332231, posted on March 20, 2017 at 11:31 pm
    What’s everyone doing for the womens footo GF?

    Well, the sock drawer is in a terrible state, so I’ll get the missus to sort that out. Then I might get her to make me a sandwich and I think I’ll crack a tinnie and watch some p0rn0.

  28. Homosexuality is a strategic political asset for progressive politics.

    Undoubtedly. Peeps, never take The Left at face value. Their false virtue is strong.

  29. Notafan

    Oh my, a man and a balding one at that, who handingly uttered the magic words ‘I am women’ and there he is.

    Either of Our Cates had surgery yet?

    I thought not.

    Btw Funny how a lot of these transgenders have sporting ambitions.

  30. Empire GTHO Phase III

    I often say that a mathematician thinks in numbers, a lawyer in laws, and an idiot thinks in words. These words don’t amount to anything. I think you have to draw the conclusion that there is a global riot against pseudo-experts. I saw it with Brexit, and Nigel Farage [leader of the U.K. Independence Party], who was a trader for 15 years, said the problem with the government was that none of them had ever had a proper job. Being a bureaucrat is not a proper job.

    Nasim Nicholas Taleb.

  31. My issue with cortana (sweet little thing that she is) is that she was unable to find her way onto the internet to find the cricket score. I don’t think I should drop her just for this, so I will continue our little affair without making too many unreasonable demands on her.

    Your tolerance is great, bystander. That would be a deal breaker for most.

  32. Farmer Gez

    The idea of land taxes is loved by economists and socialists because it will act as a defacto death duty on the elderly who cannot pay the tax but accrue a tax liability on their property.
    Such a scheme would also destroy any use of the reverse mortgage for asset rich/income poor retirees.

  33. Mike of Marion

    Leigh Lowe
    #2332365, posted on March 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Grand Prix weekend – football does NOT RATE.

  34. Gab

    Example of Orwellian doublespeak from CL’s linked article:

    Garry Marshall, president of the Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand, told the Herald earlier this month Hubbard’s selection had created some issues among other female lifters but said the position of OWNZ was simple.

    “We have to follow the policy of the International Olympic Committee and the International Weightlifting Federation. They do not acknowledge in any way the gender identity of an athlete other than male or female; they’re not described as transgender,” Marshall said.

    People have gone insane with this gender idiocy.

  35. Hubbard’s selection was a considered a pioneering moment in sport

    Suck it up, sheilas. Blokes dominate women’s sport now too.

    You embraced the Left’s championing of your rights, but they shafted you like they shafted everyone else. Did you really think they cared about you? Naive!!

  36. Dr Faustus

    So it’s official: independent experts (TM) say that Trump is a moron, a big joke, sprung by the FBI.

    “In this hearing over the last bunch of hours we have seen the director of the FBI rebut Donald Trump directly,” Borger said. “They are going to have a hard time figuring out how to handle it.”
    Gloria Borger: CNN

    he doesn’t understand that he’s crippling the United States on a world stage. That speaks to more than credibility, that speaks to intellect.”
    David Jolly: failed Congressman [R], Scientology enthusiast.

    “I think Trump is a big joke. I think Trump is going to fail,”
    Wadah Khanfar: Jazeera Network, Q&A panellist.

    And published by News.Com.au. – so clearly not fake news at all.

  37. bystander

    Oh, and I apologised to cortana for being a little bit annoyed with her last night.

  38. Notafan

    Oh and is someone going to tell Trumble his latest thought bubble is as bad as all the rest?

    Tempted to wish drought on NSW.

    We have coal and we should know how to use it.

    It’s good enough for Germany, good enough for Japan,good enough for India, good enough for China ..

  39. Grand Prix weekend – football does NOT RATE.

    I used to be a huge F1 fan. The last three seasons have been atrocious. They have killed the cars with horrible regulations. I sat at turn 1 last year in one of the best viewing spots on the track and the cars sounded like a bunch of souped-up Priuses. You could hear birds chirping while the cars were passing in front of you. The old 2-seater Minardi and the old Red Bull that does the timed race before the main event bring this into stark relief.

    Until they fix this then it’s over for me. Seeing people wearing ear protectors at the track is beyond belief. They may as well be politicians wearing a white helmet while touring a factory for how much it is needed.

  40. hzhousewife

    See, the FBI CAN do stuff after all !

  41. C.L.

    The same journalists who mock Hanson for her vaccination statements breezily describe a bald male weightlifter as a “woman.”

  42. calli

    Polanski is trying to tug on the heartstrings, wanting to visit Tate’s grave.

    Forget the little girl he drugged and raped. His own child would have been only a few years younger.

  43. calli

    An infestation posing as a “helper” on Win10.

  44. bystander

    Yes, I think Calli’s summary is quite accurate. I still love her, though.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    WTF is “cortana”?

    It’s a small Ford sedan from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

  46. 132andBush

    WTF is “cortana”?

    A variety of small car built by Ford in the 70s?

  47. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Tax the crap out of immovable assets, confiscate super assets and eliminate cash. The statists wet dream.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/taxing-property-going-crazy/

  48. stackja

    ‘WAFL’ to feature ‘re-gendered’?

  49. Leigh Lowe

    hzhousewife
    #2332377, posted on March 21, 2017 at 8:40 am
    FBI found Tom Brady’s superbowl jersey !

    In the house of a journalist in Mexico.

    They are not sending us their best.

  50. calli

    At least the balding weight lifting “woman” didn’t go the full trannie with long, flowing blonde locks and bright red talons.

  51. Entropy

    As a young lad I used to dream of a six cylinder Cortana.

  52. calli

    They found his 2016 jersey there too. I wonder what other missing stuff this Mexican has stashed away.

    I’m thinking some Maurice Blackburn files.

  53. 132andBush

    Ferals

    Why not just slaughter the penguins and deprive the cats of their food source?

  54. 132andBush

    Link fail.
    It’s about the feral cats on Phillup Island.

  55. struth

    Good moaning

    Hubbard’s selection was a considered a pioneering moment in sport for the LBGT community. Further ground could yet be broken, with tonight’s performance in Melbourne expected to go a long way to securing Hubbard’s place in the team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next year.

    Future Olympics could be fun.
    Trannies from the west beating all comers in the women’s events.
    The podium medal presentations and national anthems singing will be a highlight.

  56. Diogenes

    The headline to Nota’s link
    Tax theory fine until cash flow lands owners in strife

    It is estimated the required land tax using unimproved values would be of the order of $2700 to $3000 a year on average in Melbourne and Sydney; less in the other states and territories.

    One huge issue is the use of UCV, as Judith correctly points out this can be arbitrary. Perhaps the Californian method of a % of the sale price is the only real measure eg assume a 1% rate and a sale price of 850k, then the yearly Lt will be 8,500 until the property changes hands.

  57. calli

    On the subject of endangered wildlife, I found one of these wending its way across my front path yesterday.

    It was lucky. A kookaburra was in the Angophora just above, but it was looking the wrong way.

  58. Diogenes

    I hope Cortana is as pretty as Siri

  59. struth

    Sorry Gab, just got up, didn’t scroll through properly as I saw the weightlifting bit.

    My mind went in to Leak mode without the necessary drawing skill.

    I reckon the pressure on the Olympic committee is either where this joke ends or we’re screwed.
    Many countries that attend Olympic games kill their queers, so it will be interesting.
    Who could doubt that the reality of Marxism is stranger than fiction.

  60. Future Olympics could be fun.
    Trannies from the west beating all comers in the women’s events.
    The podium medal presentations and national anthems singing will be a highlight.

    They’re just setting themselves up to have their own gay olympics. Set foot in the athlete’s village at your peril.

  61. cynical1

    The “Gaystapo” is not interested in equality.

    It’s revenge they seek.

    For the poofter bashing, “crimes against the order of nature” laws, jokes and every other problem in their past.

    Sometimes, when the previously powerless gain some power, they become truly foul.

    The activist Dan Savage is one such person, and he has lots of helpers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Savage

  62. srr

    The UniParty Congressional Swamp’s Meaningless Political FBI/NSA Hearing…
    Posted on March 20, 2017 by sundance

    The Congressional Intelligence Committee hearing today was everything we anticipated it would be. Which is to say it was: insufferable political posturing, pandering and circular parseltongue swirling the drain of non-intellectual gobbledygook.

    These types of congressional hearings are perfect feed pellets for media pundits to blather endlessly, wax philosophically, and engage in long-winded academic esoteric analyses contrasting the implied meanings of stop signs. However, they are ridiculous for all other purposes.

    That said, against the backdrop of the espoused intention, and with full acceptance of the historic UniParty Benghazi hearings driven intentionally into the pit of nothingness, prayerfully I’m not the only person who noted that not a single congressional panelist asked Director James Comey or NSA Mike Rogers if they personally were the person who unmasked the identity of General Mike Flynn in the “intelligence intercepts”.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/comey-and-rogers-1.jpg

    Yes, that’s correct. There is only ONE KNOWN Factual and CRIMINAL activity currently identified: the unmasking and leaking of Mike Flynn’s name to the media.

    Yet not a single congressional intelligence committee member would ask Rogers or Comey -under oath- if they were the source of: A) “The Unmasking”, and/or B) “The Leaking”.

    Stop for a moment and think about that glaring an intentional non inquiry against the expressed intention of the purpose of the committee.

    UniParty.

    Bat-Sh!t-Crazy-Frustrating.

    The Deep State doesn’t exist they say. Skynet is not self-aware they say. Malware is only harmful if the Russians have it they say. Pay no attention to the embed data code on your gadgets…

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/20/the-uniparty-congressional-swamps-meaningless-political-fbinsa-hearing/

  63. C.L.

    Future Olympics could be fun.
    Trannies from the west beating all comers in the women’s events.

    Gotta love the West’s hypocritical sanctimony about the “drugs cheats” of eastern Europe.
    A competitor in the women’s events a with penis, though, is no problem.

    They’re just setting themselves up to have their own gay olympics.

    They’ve been gay for decades. The Games were at their best when there were no stupid “sports” like Sevens Rugby and amateurs got themselves there, did their best and then returned to their jobs at the factory and the farm. The modern Olympics is a freak show.

  64. stackja

    MT Omnibus reminds me of Harold Holt Nexus. Voters don’t like euphemisms.

  65. None

    Bolt wondering where Ed Santow is. Same place as where Tim Wilson always was, Andrew. Your nearest gay party. Google ‘ed santow gay’ and Bob’s your uncle.

  66. bystander

    calli
    #2332413, posted on March 21, 2017 at 9:10 am
    Cortana.

    As I was saying, up thread, I have no interest in her.

  67. They’ve been gay for decades. The Games were at their best when there were no stupid “sports” like Sevens Rugby and amateurs got themselves there, did their best and then returned to their jobs at the factory and the farm. The modern Olympics is a freak show.

    I agree with this but we’re still going to have the gay and gayer olympics.

  68. stackja

    C.L. – Avery Brundage wanted amateurs.

  69. John64

    ThierABC had Senator Xylophone on AM this morning; he doesn’t support change to the RDA therefore there’s no chance any legislation getting through the Senate.

    It night be my imagination but I believe I detect a pattern emerging since the last election.

    Every time the Trumball Coalition Team(TM) proposes legislation not supported by TheirABC (be it SSM plebiscite, cuts to welfare, changes to the RDA), they trot out Senator Xylophone who reassures the luvvies listening or watching of NXT’s strong opposition on the crossbench, therefore, the legislation won’t get through the Senate and the evil Tories – once again – won’t get their way.

  70. Snoopy

    And just perhaps, we’d end up with a dividend cheque, maybe even along the same lines as Qatar’s.

    How very ABC. If only we could be more like an Muslim shit hole.

  71. Eyrie

    Borrowed a 6 cylinder 4.1 litre Cortina once to drive Adelaide -Waikerie and back. Rocket ship.

  72. struth

    The modern Olympics is a freak show.

    Probably the freakiest part of them are the opening ceremonies.
    Oddly enough they are always dreamed up by gay lefties.
    Australia’s was a particular disgrace.
    Giant thongs and Lawn mowers.
    Do I need to mention the word “sorry” on Midnight Oil’s legs.
    Let alone why they got the gig in the first place.
    Hill’s hoists and that little girl………sheesh.
    It did everything but promote Australia and actually showed the cultural cringe and loathing the left have for their own country.
    I was ashamed, and really have been from that time on, if I think about it.
    Around the year 2000 was when I really knew we were in deep shit.

  73. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Given the ability of modern professional sporting bodies, which are really media outfits, to turn every traditional contest in to a circus freak show, I can see where the AFL is going with women’s football.

    They may be using the comfortable shoe brigade to launch the competition, but before long we will see teams predominately consisting of bimbettes with a few hard core bruisers to liven things up.

    Imagine Carla Ditterich, Ronda Andrews and Renee Kink fully decked in mons pubis cup, breast plates, shoulder armour and PMS synchronised, going the biff on a bitterly cold Melbourne evening.

    It would rate it’s cottontails off.

  74. Rococo Liberal

    I wonder what Xylophones problem is with the repeal of 18C. Is he just a stupid twat?

  75. I wonder what Xylophones problem is with the repeal of 18C. Is he just a stupid twat?

    That and considerably much more.

  76. struth

    My first car was a mark 2 Cortina.
    I had wide rims on it that I “chrome brited” and a wood grain dash.
    It used to do great slide outs and hand brakies on dirt roads.
    When it rained the passenger was in charge of the wipers and washers as I rally drove it through the mud.
    Washed it off and it was fine.
    They actually weren’t a bad car for their day.
    I was lucky I didn’t kill myself and everyone else.
    But then again, country dirt roads, if survived, teach you an awful lot.

  77. Good mate in high school got a 4.1 Cortina when he turned 17. The yellow one with the black trim. Four of us took it out to the Gnangara pine plantation highway north of Perth to see what it could do. He was driving and he got it up past 180km/h when we started to get a little nervous and he backed off.

    I reckon we weren’t far away from being one of those “four young men die in horrible Cortina tragedy” newspaper headlines. Just one blown tire would have done it.

  78. Nick

    Suck it up, sheilas. Blokes dominate women’s sport now too.
    You embraced the Left’s championing of your rights, but they shafted you like they shafted everyone else. Did you really think they cared about you? Naive!!

    The penny will drop one day that being a woman is no longer special, as anyone can, if they wish, identify as female. The left are truly stupid.

  79. Andrew

    What I want to know is how JC gets away with using the word [email protected] in his rant at MV without being censored. Is the word now off the banned list, or do the rules not apply to him?

  80. Nick

    You’re showing your age there Empire 🙂
    In days not so long ago, only Collingwood had some Kink, now they are all required to.

  81. Gab

    pizza power is only for some.

  82. Andrew

    Borrowed a 6 cylinder 4.1 litre Cortina once to drive Adelaide -Waikerie and back. Rocket ship.

    Bitch, please. 265 Hemi jammed into one of those mini Chrysler things – Centura?

  83. struth

    Suck it up, sheilas. Blokes dominate women’s sport now too.

    It’s how it is funded that is important.
    In all this sport business for gays and women, how it is funded is what it’s all about.
    People will lie cheat and steal, and even dress up in women’s clothes to stick their snouts in the trough.

  84. calli

    How about Chargers? My uncle had one of those.

  85. srr

    Tel
    #2332324, posted on March 21, 2017 at 6:33 am

    First they came for freedom of speech, now it’s freedom of association.

    It has to slowly dawn on people that such activist groups are impossible to please.

    Yet, it’s still not dawning on many cats, that with their ‘paraphrasing’/verballing, ‘making shit up’/lying, using their own BS to gang up against individuals who challenge their narratives, and nailing every insult under the sun to ‘outsiders’ names, it’s exactly what The JC, Dot & Co.’s (supercharged with the help of the, “Don’t Pick On Us! Bloody WOEmen), do to real people who wander in here and dare share insights that undermine the advancement of the UN’s Global Government (Dictatorship), agenda.

  86. struth

    How about Chargers? My uncle had one of those.

    You obviously have an Italian family.

  87. stackja

    Left ‘de-generation’ of ‘de-genderation’ ultimate results will be interesting!

  88. Empire GTHO Phase III

    You’re showing your age there Empire 🙂

    I was but a child.

  89. struth

    Half the world are women and now thousands throughout the world Identify as women who were once men.
    This makes them the majority.
    Why is it then so hard to find a decent one?
    I’ve got a good one now, but I had to kiss a lot of lipsticked parasites first.
    Should life be this hard?

    Hehehehehe

  90. egg_

    265 Hemi jammed into one of those mini Chrysler things – Centura?

    Had a 4.0 litre Centura – could tow a boat and Honda XL-500 up Brooklyn M1 at 140 km/h with room to spare.
    Apparently, the factory were considering fitting the 318 V8.

  91. cohenite

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is touring Australia, ongoing fatwas not withstanding:

    https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/hirsi-ali/

    A group of muslim Termagants have declared in a petition that Ayaan Hirsi-Ali does not speak for us:

    We, the undersigned, would like to express our utmost disappointment that Ayaan Hirsi-Ali is being brought to Australia by Think Inc.
    This position is reflective of the huge diversity of opinion amongst Australian Muslim women. Although we are not a homogenous group, we are united in our condemnation of Hirsi-Ali’s discourse which is grounded in hate-mongering and bigotry.

    As grassroots community workers and advocates, we have worked tirelessly to dispel stereotypes that are the cognitive breeding ground for acts of hatred and bigotry. Hirsi-Ali stated recently, “Violence is inherent in Islam – it’s a destructive, nihilistic cult of death. It legitimates murder.” This is just one example of the vitriol frequently espoused by this individual.
    Against a backdrop of increasing global Islamophobia, Hirsi-Ali’s divisive rhetoric simply serves to increase hostility and hatred towards Muslims

    In addition, through positive action and collaborative and sustainable community centric leadership models, we have strived for decades to empower Muslim women both locally and abroad. Hirsi-Ali’s sheer presence in Australia undermines both intra and inter-community efforts toward social cohesion and in providing platforms for Muslim women to champion their own causes.

    We condemn any representation or interpretation of Islam that condones violence against women. We utterly reject any Islamic basis for the violence that has occurred to Ayaan Hirsi-Ali in her life, and the violence perpetrated to women all over the world who have fallen victim to culturally-influenced misogynistic abuse.

    We welcome and encourage vigorous discussion and debate regarding Islam and the status of women. However to conflate hate speech with free speech undermines both the intelligence of our community and the efforts we have made to maintain respect and dignity in an environment of such hostility. Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s conversation does not contribute to any insights nor further the debate in any way. This is simple sensationalism designed to fuel division and hate. Australia deserves better than this.

    That is as big a bunch of bullshit as you’ll find. It is all lie and odious victim claiming but this is particularly invidious:

    We utterly reject any Islamic basis for the violence that has occurred to Ayaan Hirsi-Ali in her life

    Ayaan’s mate Theo Van Gogh was murdered by a muslim who was gunning for Ayaan as well. Ayaan is also subject to numerous fatwas and general death threats from muslims.

  92. srr

    rickw
    #2332325, posted on March 21, 2017 at 6:37 am

    News.com.au’s “Liz Burke” accidentally makes a mistake, explains that the woman is an evil Christian Bigot:

    she had been advised by a priest that she and her baby were possessed and had negative energy.

    Nice bit of Fake News by Liz, how vile and calculated.

    It’s no different to the “accidental”/on purpose “paraphrasing” to mean something completely different, That Team JC, Dot & Co. (and the Bloody WOEmen), do here daily.

    The value of the place is for people to practice SEEING, liars, how they work and what they work to both promoted and bury … speaking of burying, what did Ms. Dolittle do with her good friend, Anne … will her good friend, Anne, be at Ms.Dolittle’s Do?

    Oh, of course I’m only joking about anonymous names on a computer screen … but in the real world of Arkenside around the Globe … not so much.

  93. min

    How can the spooks now investigate Trump connection with Russians if they did not bug him before? Or is it that Obama did not order that tapping?

  94. srr

    Since the gay community is approximately 10% of the population,

    Far too generous.

    Yes too generous in more ways than one – “the gay community” was among the first rungs up to the top of the slippery slide into hell (gaoling and bashing p00fters being the first two), that now bows to the ‘Alphabet people’, which includes ALL sexual preferences, including animals, dead people and children.

    “The gay community” is way less than 10%, but All The Alphabets, they are some horrific numbers, and include way too many in very powerful positions.

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There must be something in the air at the Human Rights Commission that makes it difficult to tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

    Consider the plight of Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane. The poor man has clearly forgotten what he said just a few months ago when drumming up complaints about Bill Leak’s famous cartoon highlighting the plight of children in dysfunctional Aboriginal families.

    In a statement issued yesterday, Soutphommasane had the hide to say this: “I reject any suggestion that I have ‘urged’ or ‘encouraged’ complaints.”

    In the wake of Leak’s death — and growing disgust with the way he was treated by the commission — selective memory loss is understandable. Pathetic, but understandable.

    The commission imposed immense strain on Leak and it is now trying to rewrite history to portray itself in a more favourable light. It won’t work.

    The right time for Soutphommasane to deny he urged people to complain about Leak was on August 5 last year — the day after Chris Johnston in The Sydney Morning Herald recounted what the commissioner had said.

    Soutphommasane didn’t do it; instead he did the reverse.

    Johnston wrote a long article about the Leak cartoon that says in part: “Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane told Fairfax Media: ‘Our society shouldn’t endorse racial stereotyping of Aboriginal Australians or any other racial or ethnic group.’

    “He said ‘a significant number’ of people would agree the cartoon was a racial stereotype of Aboriginal Australians and he urged anyone who was offended by it to lodge a complaint under the Racial Discrimination Act.”

    From the Oz. In a just society, Southpotome would be out of a job by now.

  96. Man wins women’s weightlifting championship, newspaper pretends “she” is a woman

    No one would have believed this would have been the case a decade ago. Not even the mere possibility would have been thought plausible and yet here we are.

  97. Nick

    The shorter Soutphommasane ‘when I told people to make a complaint I didn’t actually tell them to do that at all”.

  98. thefrolickingmole

    How many years of university does it take to learn how to be a useless bludging no morals parasite with all the self awareness of particularly dim rock?

  99. Leigh,
    I watched the utube of clippy getting sorted out and followed one of the links to this
    Some of them seen before, but many not.
    One of the pictures – an iceberg bearing a coating of paint – believed to be the one hit by the Titanic.
    Another of Kiwi troops holding a monster rifle in 1918 used for armour piercing of tanks.

    Thanks.

  100. srr

    Oh and …

    The Deep State doesn’t exist they say. Skynet is not self-aware they say. Malware is only harmful if the Russians have it they say. Pay no attention to the embed data code on your gadgets…

    They Lie.

  101. Zyconoclast

    Man wins women’s weightlifting championship, newspaper pretends “she” is a woman:

    It must be a woman. Look pink shoes.

  102. Geriatric Mayfly

    Violence is inherent in Islam – it’s a destructive, nihilistic cult of death. It legitimates murder.” This is just one example of the vitriol frequently espoused by this individual
    Here you go ye scarféd girls, no wonder there is a vitriol in the air.
    Jihad Report
    Mar 11, 2017 –
    Mar 17, 2017
    Attacks 39
    Killed 288
    Injured 395
    Suicide Blasts 11
    Countries 13

  103. Myrddin Seren

    Marriage equality advocate IBM Australia is being targeted by ­militant gay rights activists who have condemned the company over a senior executive’s links to a ­Christian organisation.

    I think we can now add a further trajectory for the personnel policies of Big Business and Big Government.

    ( I am pretty sure Big Union only does ‘Diversity’ if the Bruvvers tolerate it or a vast majority of the membership are female )

    Present ‘soft’ quotas on females will become hard quotas.

    Where certain criteria exist which impede the desperate search of HR depts and sector managers to meet quotas, the criteria will be lowered/dropped to get women in. Inducements will grow as Big Business tries desperately to recruit in countries/locales where women may not have an interest in employment in quota-determined roles.

    Diversity quotas will spread beyond women. Various Human Rights types and victim-group advocates will be demanding quotas for other selected groups. ( I doubt you will ever see demands for quotas for Thai-Australians or Indian Sikhs or other quiet, hard-working immigrant groups ). A transgender Indigenous Lesbian Muslim with a dicky knee will be rocketed straight through to the board of directors, as they will tick at least five diversity boxes on the quota.

    Big Business and Big Government will deploy their huge purchasing power to force suppliers to Go Diversity or kiss the big sales opportunities goodbye.

    As of yesterday, we have seen Big Finance start its first steps to enforce Diversity using the most persuasive of arguments – money.

    And based on the activist shit-storm that has just hit IBM, you can bet your boots that HR, executive search and board appointment committees will now be not only looking at the usual experience and qualifications; try to comb social media to make sure there are no embarrassing faux pax on Spacechook, but will be quietly deep-sixing social conservatives.

    Big Business will become as much of a monoculture as academia, the media and government.

    I encourage my daughters to be open to moving out of Australia to get ahead. I suspect many more Cat parents and grandparents will do the same in due course.

  104. notafan

    speaking of burying, what did Ms. Dolittle do with her good friend, Anne … will her good friend, Anne, be at Ms.Dolittle’s Do?

    oh dear paranoid rumplestilkskin at it again

    Anne and Mrs D put photos of themselves demonstrating against a pro islam demonstration in Melbourne a couple of years ago up here at the cat.

    You know, the sort of people who are brave in ‘real life’ not shouting at internet shrubs

    no doubt MrsD’s do will be fake as well. nothing stopping you going is there srr, or would that involve you losing your cunning disguise?

  105. Tom

    Trumball bunny volunteers to be told what to do by Their ABC workers’ co-op (Paywallian):

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has chosen longstanding friend and former Telstra executive Justin Milne as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s next chairman.

    A source with knowledge of the appointment said Mr Milne has been offered the $167,000 position, and his name went to cabinet last night.

    The Coalition party room met this morning, and is expected to approve Mr Turnbull’s choice of a chairman with a strong business and digital focus. Opposition leader Bill Shorten has been informed.

    Mr Milne’s media and marketing experience aligns with managing director Michelle Guthrie’s strategy to increase the publisher’s digital media output.

    He is the chairman of software firm MYOB Group, and telecommunications provider NetComm Wireless. He is also a director of the National Broadband Network.

    As chief executive of three of Australia’s largest internet service providers, OzEmail, MSN and BigPond, Mr Milne built large media businesses in a converging media landscape.

    He is known to Mr Turnbull from his stint at OzEmail, of which Mr Turnbull was a co-founder.

  106. calli

    Nilk, a very long time commenter at the Cat, amongst other blogs, was there too.

  107. Skynet is not self-aware they say.

    LOL, USSR actually believes Skynet is real. I hope s/he never plays that computer game called Global Thermonuclear War, because s/he would definitely play as the Soviet Union.

  108. I wonder what Xylophones problem is with the repeal of 18C.

    He probably respects the point of view of the J*wish lobby. Funny, that.

  109. Tailgunner

    MsDoolittle,I’ve sent an email to Sinc asking if he can pass my email to you so I can get the details about Friday evening…
    Haven’t heard anything back though!?

  110. Zyconoclast

    Human Rights Commissioner, Mr Edward Santow

    Mr Edward Santow

    Edward Santow commenced his five-year term as Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission in August 2016.

    Prior to joining the Commission, Ed was chief executive of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, a leading non-profit organisation that promotes human rights through strategic litigation, policy development and education.

    Ed was previously a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law School and a research director at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. His areas of expertise include human rights, administrative and constitutional law, discrimination and freedom of information.

    As Human Rights Commissioner, Ed leads the Commission’s work on marriage equality and other human rights issues affecting LGBTI Australians. Ed also leads the Commission’s work on the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) and he has primary responsibility for the Commission’s work on freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of religion.

    Ed is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and serves on a number of boards and committees, including the Australia Pro Bono Centre. In 2009, Ed was presented with an Australian Leadership Award.

    https://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/commissioners/human-rights-commissioner-mr-edward-santow

  111. C.L.

    Bolt takes the word of Comey – the corrupt FBI Director who made the world laugh when he said Hillary Clinton had done nothing illegal – and now wants Trump to give up on the wiretapping scandal (first reported as fact by The New York Times).

  112. Roger

    We condemn any representation or interpretation of Islam that condones violence against women.

    So why aren’t they organising a petitition to remove Keysar Trad as president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils?

  113. stackja

    C.L.
    #2332502, posted on March 21, 2017 at 11:09 am
    Bolt takes the word of Comey – the corrupt FBI Director who made the world laugh when he said Hillary Clinton had done nothing illegal – and now wants Trump to give up on the wiretapping scandal (first reported as fact by The New York Times).

    BoltA is MSM.

  114. Combine Dave

    This all came out because some inbred here suggested that I needed to provided extraordinary evidence the comedian visited out school. P, that little indefatigable work-horse, found evidence and posted it.

    Would you say she googled it?

    With skills unseen since a certain commenter were smote?

  115. stackja

    Former Chase Manhattan Chief Executive David Rockefeller has died at the age of 101.

  116. Combine Dave

    Mr Milne’s media and marketing experience aligns with managing director Michelle Guthrie’s strategy to increase the publisher’s digital media output.

    That’s just what we need.

    More of the ABCs witless fakenews being shared online via Twitter and social media!

  117. Senile Old Guy

    Even maps are now politicised!

    Boston Public Schools officials say it’s not just about showing their students the true sizes of the continents – it’s about setting right the misconceptions set by colonialist agendas almost 500 years ago. “Eighty-six percent of our students are students of colour,” Hayden Frederick-Clarke, director of cultural proficiency for Boston Public Schools, told WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station. “Maps that they are presented with generally classify the places that they’re from as small and insignificant. It only seems right that we would present them with an accurate view of themselves.”

    Okay, so this old-new representation is better, except…it also has problems.

    The campaign was bolstered by the claim that the Peters projection was the only “area-correct” map. Other claims included “absolute angle conformality,” “no extreme distortions of form,” and “totally distance-factual.” All of those claims were erroneous.

    You simply cannot represent a sphere in 2D without distortions. So this is about more politically acceptable distortions.

  118. stackja

    World Frog Day is on March 20

  119. stackja

    Director Dean Israelite discusses first big-screen LGBT superhero. … The Power Rangers movie is making big waves for the LGBT community.

  120. Lizzie;

    Personally, I prefer something with a little more pace.
    I’m into time-lapse photography of paint peeling.

    Of great interest to industrial chemists. So to each their own. 🙂

    Interesting that you say that. I used to work in a paint and surface coatings factory. Had been there for a couple of years and was getting my head around some of the chemistry by just observing.
    Had a batch of paint returned one day – some fault in the drying process because it was supposed to be gloss finish. The paint was worth many thousands of dollars – big bucks back then.
    The boss had tried it out and sure enough the paint went from a smooth gloss finish as it was drying to a crazed flat finish when dry. He was prepared to chuck it all out so I watched a sample of it drying during lunch break.
    Dry, dry, smooth gloss, dry, dry, smooth gloss, dry, dry, suddenly the entire surface just crazed – flat finish.
    Scratched my head for an hour or so.
    Spoke to the boss – perhaps the last solvent to evaporate is incompatable with the resin?
    He checked it out – correct.
    Added a small amount of a slower drying solvent that he knew was compatible with the resin – bingo!
    I got four weeks pay – $200 – for saving the batch.
    A minor victory, but some 45 years later I still remember the pay I got for watching paint dry.

  121. JC

    So let me understand this. There’s no information about any of the Trump administration people colluding with Wussia at this present time. However Comey is going to get back to Congress about it…. and even though he can’t present any definitive proof of this collusion, Comey knows for sure Trump wasn’t tapped.

    Is this some sort of comedy routine?

  122. None

    Gawd. First we had the obligstory car chase. Then we had the obligatory sex scene. Now we have the obligatory sodomy. Filmmakers are so god damn boring.

  123. Boambee John

    Myrddin Seren at 1048

    Many years ago I headed a section accumulating personnel statistics.

    One day the waman who did the EEO numbers (who was violently against affirmative action) came in chuckling loudly.

    Ee had recruited a woman of non English speaking background with a disability. Ticks in three columns.

    Those higher up spruiking our “progress” were not aware that adding all the columns together caused double counting.

  124. Boambee John

    We had recruited …

  125. JC

    Lol.. The left is going to go hogwild about this. It reduces the chances of a plane going down the Allah Akbar way so they won’t be able to blame Trump.

    Last Updated Mar 20, 2017 8:01 PM EDT. WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is barring passengers on all flights from eight Middle East and North African countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronics in carry-on luggage on ..

  126. Snoopy

    Bolt takes the word of Comey – the corrupt FBI Director who made the world laugh when he said Hillary Clinton had done nothing illegal – and now wants Trump to give up on the wiretapping scandal (first reported as fact by The New York Times).

    Worse, since the FBI has failed to identify the leakers in the security establishment, how can Comey be sure that the agents that he has investigating links between the Russians and Trump campaign, don’t include the anti-Trump, pro-Dem leakers?

  127. A Lurker

    Former Chase Manhattan Chief Executive David Rockefeller has died at the age of 101.

    Which escalator do you think he’ll be taking?

  128. stackja

    Senile Old Guy
    #2332512, posted on March 21, 2017 at 11:18 am

    List of map projections
    From Wikipedia

  129. H B Bear

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has chosen longstanding friend and former Telstra executive Justin Milne as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s next chairman.

    As they say in the classics, any friend of Maocolm is …

  130. There’s no information about any of the Trump administration people colluding with Wussia at this present time.

    We don’t know that. Comey wouldn’t comment on whether or not they had proof, which is only proper for an ongoing investigation.

    At the moment we know the FBI is investigating, and the fact that they are doing so indicates there was probable cause. As to proof that would stack up in court, only the investigators would know that and of course they are going to keep schtum for the time being.

    The ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, who has had a classified briefing from the FBI on the case, said she thinks Trump will “get himself out“, i.e. be forced to resign. Grain of salt of course.

    Drip, drip, drip.

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    New powers to “terminate” any complaint made to the Human Rights Commission considered to be trivial will be applied in far reaching reforms that extend well beyond just race hate speech covered under section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

    In a fundamental sweep out of the entire HRC complaint process the bar will be raised on breaches of section 18C with a “reasonable person” test being applied to claims of hate speech.

    A copy of a bill obtained by The Australian, which Malcolm Turnbull took to his party room this morning, will amend the RDA to remove the words of offend, insult and humiliate” in favour of an offence of harass or intimidate.

    It is understood that Tony Abbott rose in the party room to congratulate Mr Turnbull.

    The former Prime Minister had dropped attempts at similar reforms in 2014 due to political pressure.

    The reforms will require costs to be paid by complainants, include new provisions to empower the HRC to “terminate unmeritorious complaints at an early stage” and raise the bar on whether complaints would be accepted in the first place.

    Why is Lord Waffles suddenly re discovering his spine?

  132. Ragu

    Hayden Frederick-Clarke, director of cultural proficiency for Boston Public Schools,

    I’m intrigued by titles such as that. It’s like a restaurant dishwasher given the title of Ceramic Hygienist.

    Was there a department of cultural proficiency that was so badly run that the staff voted to employ a director?

    What is cultural proficiency? Is it the study of orderly queues?

  133. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1133

    Comey investigated Clinton, must have been “probable cause”?

    Drip drip drip, and that is just you.

  134. notafan

    Nilk, a very long time commenter at the Cat, amongst other blogs, was there too.

    Yes, indeed. I figured there would no compelling evidence I could present that a conspiracy theorist would accept. Everything is a UN conspiracy that we paid provocateurs post to parry the perfect prognosticator’s parables.

  135. Ragu

    Is this some sort of comedy routine?

    I think so. Wikileaks came right and said they hacked Podesta’s emails, yet this Comey fool is back on the Russia did it!!11!! investigatitive trail.

  136. Comey investigated Clinton, must have been “probable cause”?

    And nothing was found.

    Treason is a little bit more serious than email management practices.

  137. Wikileaks came right and said they hacked Podesta’s emails

    Ah no.

  138. Herodotus

    I look forward to the Tim Blair headline one day – Comey Over.

  139. Ragu

    We don’t know that. Comey wouldn’t comment on whether or not they had proof, which is only proper for an ongoing investigation.

    Far out, you are thick flamehead.

    You are in agreement that there may be no basis for an investigation, but you fully support it

  140. .

    It’s no different to the “accidental”/on purpose “paraphrasing” to mean something completely different, That Team JC, Dot & Co. (and the Bloody WOEmen), do here daily.

    The value of the place is for people to practice SEEING, liars, how they work and what they work to both promoted and bury … speaking of burying, what did Ms. Dolittle do with her good friend, Anne … will her good friend, Anne, be at Ms.Dolittle’s Do?

    Oh, of course I’m only joking about anonymous names on a computer screen … but in the real world of Arkenside around the Globe … not so much.

    You know USSR, this is why the lists were written up. You actually keep on nominating a list of enemies, I’m just making your information management more easy to handle.

    You’ve declared the following are enemies of Putin saving the world

    JC
    Myself
    Notafan
    Gab
    Ms Doo
    johanna
    Lizzie B

    You bucket mouthed idiot, that isn’t exactly a bunch that you can say agrees with each other.

    Some conspiracy, dickhead.

  141. Snoopy

    Campaign finance records show the political-action committee of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary, donated $467,500 to the 2015 state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, who is married to Andrew McCabe, now the deputy director of the FBI.

    Has Comey sidelined McCabe from the Russiagate investigation?

  142. .

    Ah yes and Anne as well.

    So is SRR actually Grigory?

  143. Gab

    In a just society, Southpotome would be out of a job by now.

    In a just society he’d be hung up by his tiny testes using stainless steal butcher’s meat hooks.

  144. .

    I have been saying for years that gay marriage us the biggest state intrusion into our lives.

    No, this is nonsense.

    The Sex Discrimination Act already allows for businesses to be forced to serve people. Gay marriage could come with a caveat that religious ministers cannot be compelled to do any marriage they don’t want to.

  145. Ragu

    Ah no.

    So tell me, who is lying?

  146. JC

    We don’t know that.

    Sure we do. If it exists it would be wiretapped recordings and that stuff is available by just opening a computer file, you dickhead.

    In other words there’s nothing.

  147. You are in agreement that there may be no basis for an investigation, but you fully support it

    It’s only fair given 17 investigations into Benghazi, none of which dug up any wrongdoing. Turnabout is fair play.

  148. So tell me, who is lying?

    Wikileaks is a clearing house for hacks by others. They don’t do hacking themselves, that’s not their role.

    Russia took credit for the Podesta hack through its Guccifer 2.0 alias.

  149. .

    Guccifer was a Russian!, monty?

  150. JC

    It’s only fair given 17 investigations into Benghazi, none of which dug up any wrongdoing.

    No wrongdoing at all. None. The California you tuber caused the uprising according to both Crooked and the Kenyan.

  151. Ragu

    A clearing house!

    You’re on a roll, Red. Keep them coming

  152. cohenite

    Ken Stewart continues his sterling analysis of the Bureau of Meteorology temperature record and reveals profound defects with the new Automatic Weather Stations:

    https://kenskingdom.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/how-temperature-is-measured-in-australia-part-2/

    Automatic Weather Station instruments were introduced from the late 1980s, with the AWS becoming the primary temperature instrument at a large number of sites from November 1 1996. They are now universal.

    An AWS temperature probe collects temperature data every second; there are 60 datapoints per minute. The values given each half hour (and occasionally at times in between) at each station’s Latest Weather Observations page are samples: spot temperatures for the last second of the last minute of that half hour, and the Low Temp or High Temp values on the District Summary page are the lowest and highest one second readings within that minute of reporting. The remaining seconds of data are filtered out. There is no averaging to find the mean over say one minute or ten minutes. There is NO error checking to flag rogue values. The maximum temperatures are dutifully reported in the media, especially if some record has been broken. Quality Control does not occur for two or three months at least, which then just quietly deletes spurious values, long after record temperatures have been spruiked in the media.

  153. Sure we do. If it exists it would be wiretapped recordings and that stuff is available by just opening a computer file, you dickhead.

    Some wiretapped recordings of contact between Trumpistas and Russian exist, JC, that much has been confirmed. In particular, Flynn talking to the Russian ambassador twice. Who knows what other wiretaps threw up.

    The laws around this stuff are byzantine. They never got Nixon for actually ordering the break-in, it was the cover-up that did him in. Trump’s complete incompetence and the lack of experience in his team is such that he could eventually get canned for any number of amateur mistakes.

  154. JC

    Russia took credit for the Podesta hack through its Guccifer 2.0 alias.

    Wussia actually took credit? Evidence.

    Monster, “Pedesta” gave over his passowrd details to an email request. It’s hardly high tech hacking you fat goose.

  155. Tracey

    Atoms for Peace
    #2331806, posted on March 20, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    Proudly Facebook free. If I want likes, I’ll join the Exclusive Bretheren. Any other hold outs out there ?

    Yep. I’ve never joined Facebook or Twatter and have no plans to. Ever.

  156. Snoopy

    It’s only fair given 17 investigations into Benghazi, none of which dug up any wrongdoing.

    How disrespectful.

  157. Myrddin Seren

    Pittwater Rd stabbing: Gym stabber linked to Newcastle servo attacks

    It is not so much what is in this story, shocking as it is, as what is NOT in this story.

    A man being hunted over a triple stabbing at a Sydney gym is also wanted for the armed robbery of two service stations.

    Three men are in hospital after the violent attack at the Vision fitness centre on Pittwater Rd at Brookvale around 8pm on last night.

    NSW Police say the attacker drove away in a stolen vehicle and then carried out two armed robberies of service stations in Newcastle.

    “Officers responding to the armed robbery saw the stolen vehicle leaving the service station and pursued, however it managed to evade police,” NSW Police said in a statement on Tuesday. He’s believed to be driving a black BMW with the NSW number plate DKK 39Q.

    Guy is in a stolen Beemer. I think we can safely assume he knows crime like the back of his hand.

    90 minutes after attacking a group of people in Brookvale, he knocks off the first of two servos in Newcastle. So he’s gone across the Peninsula, the Upper North Shore and the M1 and sussed out and attacked his next target in 90 minutes. And no one saw him pass.

    With all those witnesses and two servos ( security cams ) you would hope someone had a description ?

    The man’s description matches that from the stabbing at Brookvale, police said.

    And that description is….?

    Crickets.

    One can’t help but wonder what his description is, such that members of the public alarmed by a dangerous lunatic on the loose cannot be trusted to know what he looks like ?

  158. Guccifer was a Russian!, monty?

    There is no such person. It’s an alias used by Russian intelligence agencies.

    Assange is either an idiot or a knowing accomplice.

  159. .

    The laws around this stuff are byzantine. They never got Nixon for actually ordering the break-in, it was the cover-up that did him in. Trump’s complete incompetence and the lack of experience in his team is such that he could eventually get canned for any number of amateur mistakes.

    No monty, either they couldn’t prove conspiracy beyond a reasonable doubt or he didn’t order it.

    Conspiracy and reasonable doubt are not basic concepts but most adults can understand them if they are adequately explained.

    Byzantine? Put down the thesaurus. Every page is doing you harm.

  160. JC

    Fat head…

    You’ve been posting conspiracy theories that the Wussians were in cahoots with the Trump campaign for the past 5 months.

    When you’re asked for evidence, you come up with “drip, drip, drip”.

    Anymore of this shit and I reckon you should spend time with Vaultaire, the residing conspiracy theory expert here.

    There’s no plumbing leak you moron, because there just isn’t any evidence. Now go eat a donut.

  161. .

    Assange, Pepe, Pammy A and Putin all relaxing at the Dacha popping amyl nitrate, really, monty?

  162. Baldrick

    He probably respects the point of view of the J*wish lobby. Funny, that.

    Since when do Leftards respect the views of the Jewíşh lobby?
    Oh that’s right, when they can whack Conservatives.

  163. Baldrick

    He probably respects the point of view of the J*wish lobby. Funny, that.

    Since when do Leftards respect the views of the J*wish lobby?
    Oh that’s right, when they can whack Conservatives.

  164. Snoopy

    Some wiretapped recordings of contact between Trumpistas and Russian exist, JC, that much has been confirmed. In particular, Flynn talking to the Russian ambassador twice.

    Liar.

  165. testpattern

    [email protected]

    The National Otherer is seeking a new Othering cartoonist. Must be willing to offend insult and humiliate indigenous australians and muslims. The person we are looking for will be proficient at drawing gross ethnic nasal stereotypes bones through noses etc, must at all times promote conflict and division and seek to personally benefit from it, deny victim status to his victims but should be narcissistic enough to play the victim card for his own and his employer’s financial benefit. The person we are looking for must never show solidarity with oppressed cartoonists around the world.

    Applications to The National Otherer

  166. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Hillary used her public position for private profit and killed lotsa people in the process.

    According to the mentally disabled communist messenger boy of the global progressive left, that is just fine and dandy. Just ignore the facts and change the language.

    Treason
    [tree-zuh n]
    noun

    1. the honest mistake of accidentally and without liability, operating a private email server for public communications in contravention of national security law.

  167. .

    Really testpattern, you’re an old white diplomat who has made money in foreign affairs and aid and you’re worried about “othering” – you’re as establishment as they come.

  168. Ragu

    Amyl nitrate?

    The Waffen SSM strikes again

  169. cohenite

    So, to recap: either
    1 Trump and/or his staff colluded with the Russians to affect the election and there is evidence of this in illegal wiretaps
    2 There were no illegal wiretaps and therefore there is no wiretap evidence and the progressives have lied about any Russian connection

    OR

    3 There is no evidence of a Russian connection but there were illegal wiretaps to try and find such evidence.

    Any other alternatives?

  170. cohenite

    testpattern

    #2332584, posted on March 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Fuck off.

  171. Baldrick

    If you’ve ever wanted to slash your wrists, there’s now another reason:

    Julia Gillard has been unanimously elected by the Beyond Blue Board of Directors as incoming Chair replacing Jeff Kennett.

    JC, you should have publicly listed your Suicide Hotline

  172. Hydra

    The 18c amendments are very good.

    Can he pass them?

  173. srr;

    Yes too generous in more ways than one – “the gay community” was among the first rungs up to the top of the slippery slide into hell (gaoling and bashing p00fters being the first two), that now bows to the ‘Alphabet people’, which includes ALL sexual preferences, including animals, dead people and children.

    That’s correct. The ‘poofter bashings’ were way out of line, and most people in the 20th century in westernised societies were happy to let the gay mob sodomise each other until Browns cows came home.
    However, the resultant backlash has been against all of society, including the ones who were happy to let the gays get on with their lives and keep us out of it.
    They are, in fact, provoking the kind of backlash that exists in nearly all Islamic States and was once existent in ours.
    The Gay community is overreaching itself, and will suffer the consequences that history shows us will happen.

  174. Bruce of Newcastle

    And that description is….?

    Caucasian with a big beard in his late 20s said Seven News at 11:30am.

  175. Boambee John

    JC at 1204

    I have been assuming that when m0nty puts “drip, drip,drip” at the end of his posts he is signing them.

    You have met him. Is he really as much of a drip as his posts suggest?

  176. Myrddin Seren

    Julia Gillard has been unanimously elected by the Beyond Blue Board of Directors as incoming Chair replacing Jeff Kennett.

    Well I am depressed now. Business will be booming for them…….

  177. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The Gay community is overreaching itself, and will suffer the consequences that history shows us will happen.

    There is no homogeneous “gay community”. There is the Gaystapo and there are gays who would rather keep to themselves and who wish SSM was never adopted by weaponised homosexualism. The MSM only promotes the former.

    Gays who wish to mind their own business feel threatened by the Gaystapo too.

  178. Myrddin Seren

    Caucasian with a big beard in his late 20s said Seven News at 11:30am.

    Thanks Bruce.

    That narrows it down 😉

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    Julia Gillard has been unanimously elected by the Beyond Blue Board of Directors as incoming Chair replacing Jeff Kennett.

    Sheesh. Conquest’s 2nd Law is real.
    I suppose red is beyond blue.
    I couldn’t think of a worse candidate, other than Bob Brown.
    And that would be a close competition.

  180. Nick

    In a sea of anti-Trump headlines, these two were side by side online, lol:

    Trump budgetary double-barrel puts Big Bird on the endangered species list

    Sesame Street to introduce Julia, a muppet with autism

    People wonder why Trump is popular. BTW, an autistic red haired muppet named Julia? Who said that Gillard never inspired anything ?

  181. Nick

    Caucasian with a big beard in his late 20s said Seven News at 11:30am.

    Could be any barista or cocktail bartender in town.

  182. Baldrick

    The 18c amendments are very good.

    No they’re not. They want to make it easier for somebody to make a complaint:
    Coalition MPs have backed a Cabinet proposal to water down Australia’s racial discrimination laws, replacing the words “insult, offend or humiliate” with “harass”.

  183. Empire GTHO Phase III

    I couldn’t think of a worse candidate, other than Bob Brown

    Bob seems to possess some human empathy. That isn’t true for The Lying Slapper.

  184. Snoopy

    Really testpattern, you’re an old white diplomat who has made money in foreign affairs and aid

    Wally O’Sullivan?

  185. Gab

    The 18c amendments are very good.

    Really? Well i guess if you are into synonyms …

  186. herodotus

    ABC hearts Comey again and again. Doing it again on The World Today right now.

  187. Baldrick

    Coalition MPs have backed a Cabinet proposal to water down Australia’s racial discrimination laws, replacing the words “insult, offend or humiliate” with “harass”.

    Harass: pester, badger, hound, harry, plague, torment, bedevil, persecute, bother, annoy, exasperate, worry, disturb, trouble, agitate, provoke, vex;

    No, this proposed amendment will only see more people put through the 18c wringer.
    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  188. herodotus

    ABC: This Trump administration like the Nixon administration will have to labour through the years overshadowed by this.

  189. notafan

    b (1) : to annoy persistently was harassing his younger brother (2) : to create an unpleasant or hostile situation for especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct was being harassed by her classmates claims that the police were unfairly harassing him
    2
    : to worry and impede by repeated raids harassed the enemy

    Would Ms Prior have been able to mount a case under harass, yes she would because four facebook posters

    Would the Boltees, yes because Bolt was unpleasant

    In any case the HRC will interpret harass to suit the agenda so it matters not much whether it is insult, offend, humiliate, or harass, really the standard is I felt ‘unpleasant’?

  190. Rococo Liberal

    In addition, through positive action and collaborative and sustainable community centric leadership models, we have strived for decades to empower Muslim women both locally and abroad.

    Where do peaople learn to use meaningless gobbledegook like that? Is there a special school?

  191. Ragu

    Harass would suggest a recurring behaviour. There is a difference between telling someone to fuck off, and following them around for days repeating that message.

    On paper it is better solution.

  192. You’ve been posting conspiracy theories that the Wussians were in cahoots with the Trump campaign for the past 5 months.

    The FBI is investigating it. We shall see if it’s just a theory. In the mean time, Trump twists in the wind.

    How is that Obamacare repeal going, anyway? And that wall, how long is the Mexican-funded part of it now? That infrastructure bill must be due any day now. The investigation into Obama wiretapping Trump Tower is going well. The swamp is filled with Goldman Sachs alums. The Trump budget is already history, nobody liked it apart from the Koches.

    Trump’s approval rating is already down to 37%, a figure seen recently only in late stages of both Bushes and early Reagan. Philippa should start a calcutta for how long he lasts.

  193. notafan

    More wicked paraphrasing to confuse the reader.

    Bill is getting a pasting online over his penalty rates campaign, McDonalds EBA is so hard to explain away.

    And now this

    And all the ALP stooges will blame the LNP.

    Secret footage obtained exclusively by 7.30 revealed bed rolls and dirty sheets next to the baggage carousel in the staff-only area of Sydney Airport’s international terminal.

    Napping between shifts is a result of the “Americanisation” of the Australian workforce, according to the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

    Split shifts that start early and finish late and limited guaranteed hours mean it is not worth workers’ while — financially or timewise — to return home when they are rostered off, according to the union.

    Workers have voiced concerns that fatigue levels are putting safety at risk.


    Ananother EBA signed off by the FWC during Labor’s time in office is in the firing line at the ABC

  194. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Hydra
    #2332596, posted on March 21, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    The 18c amendments are very good.

    Can he pass them?

    Seriously?

    Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister James McGrath confirmed the changes had been approved after the Coalition partyroom met on Tuesday.

    ‘The proposed changes to 18C get the balance right by removing the words offend, insult and humiliate and changing to harass and intimidate.

    The test to be applied will be the standard of reasonable member Australian community,’ Senator McGrath posted on Facebook.

    It’s a whitewash – delivered as a vacillating response to serious problem, to coincide with Harmony Day, to deliver Trumble some nice presser opps and continue the narrative he started at Leak’s funeral. His minions are dutifully selling the fake reform, which will never be passed.

    Propaganda 101 instead of the only viable solution -REPEAL 18C and rabz the HRC.

  195. A Lurker

    Harass would suggest a recurring behaviour. There is a difference between telling someone to fuck off, and following them around for days repeating that message.

    Just like the behaviour of the AHRC – perhaps some influential type can S18C the Commission itself.

  196. It’s a whitewash – delivered as a vacillating response to serious problem, to coincide with Harmony Day, to deliver Trumble some nice presser opps and continue the narrative he started at Leak’s funeral. His minions are dutifully selling the fake reform, which will never be passed.

    Propaganda 101 instead of the only viable solution -REPEAL 18C and rabz the HRC.

    Empire, how would you propose that Turnbull convince Xenophon to pass the bill, let alone repeal? It’s all virtue signalling to the base if NXT is not on board, that is all he can do given the Senate he has.

  197. Snoopy

    Secret footage obtained exclusively by 7.30 revealed bed rolls and dirty sheets next to the baggage carousel in the staff-only area of Sydney Airport’s international terminal.

    It’s a scandal claims the TWU’s Tony Sheldon who negotiated the EBA.

  198. struth

    Monty, you are sad.
    One sad little fat guy.
    Get your hand off it, and stop reading bullshit from other lefties.
    None of you could lie straight in bed, you are confusing each other and in the process beclowning yourselves in the eagerness to promote narratives that aren’t working.
    The reason they are not working like you thought they would, is that right wing people are tolerant.
    You and yours have taken that tolerance of your banal stupidity to be agreement.
    It never has been, but the left keep pushing until we say enough stupidity.
    But you are too stupid to even get that and keep right on going , stepping on rakes.

  199. John64

    Tony Burqa on The World Today; “only this government could decide to unleash race hate speech on International Racial Harmony Day”.

    I was going to say he’s beyond parody but that’s putting a much too nice spin on it. He’s pure f^cking evil.

    Question Time today should be a hoot.

  200. Ragu

    How is that Obamacare repeal going, anyway? A

    Words are just noise to you.

    Obamacare needs to be repealed by the Parliament, this has been said repeatedly. Further to that, Trump has said he won’t just kill Obamacare without making something else available. That is to say, Trump is a pretty smart guy because the country needs a solution before he axes the current shit heap.

  201. Nick

    Secret footage obtained exclusively by 7.30 revealed bed rolls and dirty sheets next to the baggage carousel in the staff-only area of Sydney Airport’s international terminal.

    The workers have created their own ‘sleep nests’. Funny how management is now a responsible for the sheets being dirty.

  202. right wing people are tolerant.

    Bahahahaha!
    Good one struth.
    Tell us another one.
    Might be intentionally funny this time.
    Or not.

  203. Obamacare needs to be repealed by the Parliament, this has been said repeatedly. Further to that, Trump has said he won’t just kill Obamacare without making something else available. That is to say, Trump is a pretty smart guy because the country needs a solution before he axes the current shit heap.

    The words of a complete idiot.

  204. Ragu

    What should Trump do flamehead?

  205. struth

    Bahahahaha!
    Good one struth.
    Tell us another one.

    Shall we see how long I last on a left wing blog before I am banned.
    How many years have you been allowed to dribble your crap here, again.

    Stick a fork in yourself.
    Your done.

  206. Ragu

    The words of a complete idiot.

    Custer was at the Alamo

  207. john constantine

    “Secret footage obtained exclusivey”

    Translated, crony leftist filth have spoonfed their abc crony socialists with a framed agenda to further leftism, to be braodcast from their taxfunded bully pulpit.

    Corruption in action, Australian fashion. It isn’t mafia style, because we never mention it. Omerta rules.

  208. Snoopy

    Remember when Monty claimed he was too busy doing a proper job to go to Malmo?

  209. John64

    Surely two by-elections coming up in Victoriastan (via the Hun):

    TWO suburban Labor MPs who pocketed an allowance worth $37,678 a year for living in the country have been unable to substantiate they lived at their so-called country homes.

  210. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Remember when Monty claimed he was too busy doing a proper job to go to Malmo?

    The same Monty who would go for four thousand dollars?

  211. John64

    Memo to self: scrub BeyondBlue from the list of organisations to be considered for charitable donations.

  212. struth

    Memo to self: scrub BeyondBlue from the list of organisations to be considered for charitable donations.

    You already donate, anyway.

  213. Baldrick

    Harass would suggest a recurring behaviour.

    Harass can be a single event and does not necessarily mean a recurring behaviour.

  214. H B Bear

    mUnty filling the troll vacuum. Actually that isn’t quite fair – he is actually a rakeologist.

  215. thefrolickingmole

    Monty, can you take time out of your busy schedule of not going to Malmo, defending a candidate so bad she lost to the Donald and punching nazis (there everywhere!!!) to condemn the killing of hundreds of millions by your leftist fellow travelers in the guise of pol pot, Stalin and dozens of others?

  216. Ragu

    Don’t slink off Montel, sure it’s embarrassing to be reminded constantly about your Custer gaff. But you need to defend today’s assertions. It’s quantity of defence, not quality.

  217. C.L.

    Former Chase Manhattan Chief Executive David Rockefeller has died at the age of 101.

    Big innings.
    Would the Rockefellers be the oldest Old Money family in the US?

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    How is that Obamacare repeal going, anyway?

    Not well. RINOcare is going down like a ton of rhinos. Maybe Ryan should just repeal it.

    And that wall, how long is the Mexican-funded part of it now?

    The whole lot eventually. Never pick a fight with the 800lb gorilla.

    That infrastructure bill must be due any day now.

    Dems still haven’t confirmed all of Trump’s cabinet. Bit hard to do much until they do.

    The investigation into Obama wiretapping Trump Tower is going well.

    Comey has just admitted he was wiretapping the Trump campaign people.

    The swamp is filled with Goldman Sachs alums.

    Yep. Like Turnbull.

    The Trump budget is already history, nobody liked it apart from the Koches.

    The Koches don’t like Trump. Your point is what M0nty?

  219. What should Trump do

    Hmm, good question Raghead.

    1. Abandon Obamacare repeal. Blame it on Ryan (he deserves it). Sponsor someone to knife Ryan for the Speakership. Maybe work with Democrats for minor fixes, but that’s not critical.
    2. Start a war. It worked for Dubbya (for a while) and would probably get him re-elected. North Korea springs to mind, can’t get much more cartoon supervillain than that. Pretend that NK was about to nuke Seattle.
    3. … that’s about it.

  220. Rabz

    the cars sounded like a bunch of souped-up Priuses

    Didn’t Blair describe them as “sounding like sad robots toiling in an industrial laundry”?

  221. Baldrick

    And straight from the horses mouth …

    Malcolm Turnbull “absolutely rejects” suggestion race hate laws are being weakened.
    “We are strengthening them,”

    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  222. Old School Conservative

    Racial Harmony Day sighting.
    Talkback caller on 2GB informs us that a local kindergarten was encouraging parents to send plates of food for harmony celebrations.
    Halal food only.
    Getting ’em young – harmony only exists when all food is halal, just as peace only reigns when the religion of peace rules all.

  223. Rabz

    TWO suburban Labor MPs who pocketed an allowance worth $37,678 a year for living in the country have been unable to substantiate they lived at their so-called country homes

    Apologies, m’lud, here’s some footage proving I did indeed reside in my country ‘oose.

  224. Ragu

    Harass can be a single event and does not necessarily mean a recurring behaviour.</blockquote≥

    Now we are splitting hairs.

    Even to an over educated shit head in the legal profession , harass means

    the act of systematic and/or continued abuse.

  225. C.L.

    I have to hand it to Turnbull. Looks like he’s going to pull off one of the biggest con jobs seen in Canberra since Paul Keating stapled a new cover on the Campbell Report. The “reform” of 18c is, of course, a total fraud designed only to outflank the Abbottists. Shamefully, Bill Leak’s The Australian is handling the propaganda.

  226. Boambee John

    JC

    Don’t worry about responding to my post at 1217, m0nty has answered the question in his posts since then.

    Definitely drip, drip, drip!

  227. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Would the Rockefellers be the oldest Old Money family in the US?

    John D Rockefeller founded Standard Oil in 1870, and quite a few “Old money” families in the United States (E.G. the Vanderbilt’s) have since gone broke, so he could claim that title.

  228. Ragu

    2. Start a war. It worked for Dubbya (for a while) and would probably get him re-e

    Tell me, flamehead. What happened on the 11th of September?

  229. Bruce of Newcastle

    Talkback caller on 2GB informs us that a local kindergarten was encouraging parents to send plates of food for harmony celebrations.
    Halal food only.

    Surprised it wasn’t vegan. Two barrows pushed for the price of one.

    French lefty candidate says vegetarian school meals would stop ‘religious’ debate on pork (today)

  230. Ragu

    Monty has the mind of a colander raised by a sieve

  231. C.L.

    Our sick “justice” system …

    [18 month old] Toddler Hemi Goodwin-Burke died in hospital in March 2015 from injuries he sustained while in the care of family friend Matthew James Ireland at a home in Moranbah.

    Hemi suffered 75 bruises to his abdomen, a broken rib, ruptured internal organs and a severed brain stem.

    The boy was flown to Townsville hospital where he was put on life support but later passed away.

    The murder charge has been downgraded to manslaughter.

  232. What happened on the 11th of September?

    Zero Iraqis were involved. Don’t try to lie that invading Iraq was justified Raghead, even the Cat has long since given that one up as a bad joke.

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