Monday Forum: July 17, 2017

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  1. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    What’s a ‘buggie’ old-timer?

    Isn’t that what ALP leaders do to young boys?

  2. Leigh Lowe

    Eyrie

    #2445196, posted on July 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I’ll take Minister for Civil Aviation.

    Rule 1 – No poofters.

  3. Slayer of Memes

    Baldrick
    #2445207, posted on July 19, 2017 at 3:23 pm
    What a stupid argument …

    Barrie Cassidy [email protected]
    Half of all Australians now born overseas or have one parent who was. The dual citizenship rule was set when we drove around in buggies.

    And the ABC was set up when we didn’t have the internet, so we can abolish that too.

    Bugger Baldrick, didn’t see you’d already tweeted that to Cassidy..

    That’ll learn me for not checking the full twitter reply feed before hit ‘post’…

  4. Leigh Lowe

    Isn’t that what ALP leaders do to young boys?

    Well, not all of them.
    Some of them rape young girls at camp.

  5. .

    If Bernardi got Australia to withdraw from the UN, it would be the biggest achievement since Federation.

    I hope he listens to his members.

  6. Motelier

    I think I would be great as Minister for Small Business.

    Day 1 is an Invitation out to all small business owners to meet on a live stream event hosted at catalaxyfiles.com to identify recent examples of legislation that have impeded the growth and viability of small business.

    These examples are then investigated to identify those responsible.

    Thus identified the responsible persons are to be tried, found guilty, fined, executed and their estate distributed to all small business.

    Note :- a close relationship will have to be developed with DFA as extradition treaties are expected with the USA to assist with the expected trial and conviction of one Elon Musk.

  7. Baldrick

    No worries Slayer, the more the merrier 😉

  8. Turnbull and Joyce have leapt to the Greens defence with hideous speed.
    Malcolm Turnbull has meanwhile described the turn of events as “extraordinary”, but assured the party to (sic) government will grant pairs for the former senators and his deputy Barnaby Joyce said the Greens had made and (sic) “honest oversight”.

    and “Even though she’s on the other side of the political fence, I’m not going to start throwing rocks,” (Joyce) said.

    “These things happen. As I said, it’s like someone driving down the road and then being found by the police not to have a licence. They are instances where they honestly didn’t know they didn’t have one, and I think this is a case for Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters.”

    Deep in the Oz’s article is the real reason for granting pairs and not prosecuting to repay salaries:
    “You’ve got to be really careful when you start throwing stones when something was an honest oversight, because you bet your life the stone’ll come back and hit you.”

    So the LNP does have a dual citizen somewhere on the benches.

  9. Slayer of Memes

    Indonesia bans Hizbut group that seeks global caliphate

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups.

    Hizbut’s legal status had been revoked to protect national unity, said Freddy Haris, a director-general at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

    The decree signed last week by President Joko Widodo gives the government almost unfettered power to ban organizations deemed against the constitution and the official state ideology known as Pancasila, which enshrines democracy and social justice. Rights groups say the decree undermines the right to freedom of association and governments could easily abuse its power. But mainstream Muslim groups have supported it.

    Haris said Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia listed Pancasila as an ideology of the organization in its articles of association “but in fact on the ground their activities were against Pancasila and the soul of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.”

    The measures follow months of sectarian tensions in the world’s most populous Muslim nation that shook the government and undermined Indonesia’s reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam.

    Hizbut Tahrir, along with groups such as the violent Islamic Defenders Front, was behind a series of massive protests against the Jakarta governor, a minority Christian and Jokowi ally who was accused of blaspheming Islam. He subsequently lost a bid for re-election to a Muslim candidate and was imprisoned for two years for blasphemy despite prosecutors downgrading the charge to a lesser offense.

    Hizbut, already banned or circumscribed in some countries, is estimated to have tens of thousands of members in Indonesia.

    About 2,000 people from Islamic groups protested against the decree in Jakarta on Tuesday, denouncing the government as repressive and tyrannical, and another protest is planned for Wednesday.

    Jokowi’s top security minister announced in May that the government planned to ban Hizbut but facing the prospect of a lengthy legal battle, Jokowi opted to sidestep courts with the controversial decree.

    Separately, Rizieq Shihab, the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front, which gained a national platform for its hard-line views during the Jakarta protests, has fled Indonesia during a police investigation into alleged violations of Indonesia’s anti-pornography law, which his supporters say are trumped up charges.

    Amazing how this group is banned in many Islamic countries, but we can’t do it here because ‘WASCISM’ and ‘ISLAMOPHOBIA’….

  10. Chris

    Rule 1 – No poofters.

    I want Uncivil Aviation. Aerial work culling… stuff.

  11. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    If Bernardi got Australia to withdraw from the UN, it would be the biggest achievement since Federation.

    And the Senate must be abolished.

  12. Armadillo

    Pickering:

    There was this grinning goose compere, Jones, with a head you’d never get tired of kicking, fawning over some arrogant Muslim prick who was spewing garbage about how bad Islamophobia was in Australia. Islamophobia? A fear of Islam? I don’t think so. More likely anger.

    I reckon he nailed the last four sentences.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “You’ve got to be really careful when you start throwing stones when something was an honest oversight, because you bet your life the stone’ll come back and hit you.”

    Wasn’t that the rationale as to why the LNP suddenly folded over the travel rorts revelations?

  14. Slayer of Memes

    Tom copped some flack for not posting the usual round of cartoons this morning

    Here you go Tom (and Harry), today’s Branco

    (aimed squarely at mOnty…)

  15. Jumpnmcar

    And the Senate must be abolished

    .
    No it must be formed via sortition.

  16. 132andBush

    You’ve got to be really careful when you start throwing stones when something was an honest oversight, because you bet your life the stone’ll come back and hit you.”

    Wow!

    They really think the greens would reciprocate?!

  17. Chris

    Deep in the Oz’s article is the real reason for granting pairs and not prosecuting to repay salaries:
    “You’ve got to be really careful when you start throwing stones when something was an honest oversight, because you bet your life the stone’ll come back and hit you.”

    So the LNP does have a dual citizen somewhere on the benches.

    Someone presumed that ‘any person’ who could launch a prosecution to repay the salary had to be someone who might stand to be next in line. But surely the rest of us have standing to be ‘any person’ as well.

    And wouldn’t it be awesome if there were a Wet Liberal to de-salaried?

  18. Eyrie;
    I was thinking of your idea a few days ago and went looking for answers. What if a canal was dug to the Aral Sea and allowed it to fill up?
    A couple of disadvantages – the worst being that the Aral is fresh water and the sea water isn’t. So the Sturgeon would eventually die. Too bad, so sad. Farm the fuckers commercially.
    A canal would go through a few Islamic nations.
    Anyway, this site asked a few questions – beware – it’s a greenie site -sit a clove of garlic on the keyboard or something. A couple of the answers are from people with uncorrupted engineering backgrounds.

  19. Armadillo

    “These things happen. As I said, it’s like someone driving down the road and then being found by the police not to have a licence. They are instances where they honestly didn’t know they didn’t have one, and I think this is a case for Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters.”

    Copper: “Oh, you didn’t realise you didn’t have a licence then? Fair enough then. On yer way”

    FMD.

  20. Jumpnmcar

    So when do the white supremacists start rioting in Minneapolis over an unnamed white woman being shot by a black Cop called Mohamed ?

  21. Chris

    Wasn’t that the rationale as to why the LNP suddenly folded over the travel rorts revelations?

    Thus a conspiracy to deprive the Commonwealth.

  22. calli

    I bags the job of Catallaxy Parliament Tea Lady.

    A sure path to World Domination.

  23. Some History

    Melbourne, Thursday 31 August

    The Melbourne Writers Festival’s ‘Polemics Gala’ is an opportunity to be inspired by four powerful and outspoken Australian voices campaigning for a fairer, kinder future. Join Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Jane Caro, Stan Grant, Tony Jones and Omar Musa as they propose alternatives to our current values and institutions. Your host for the evening will be much-loved Melbourne singer-songwriter Clare Bowditch, who will also perform during the night.

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    * Tony Jones will be awake for the event

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    BONUS! BONUS!

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    Jonny Sri will be performing his 17-minute version of that old favourite “I am a Teapot”.

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  24. incoherent rambler

    So when do the white supremacists start rioting in Minneapolis …

    Not gonna happen. They already have a widescreen TV and a pair of reeboks.

  25. jupes

    They really think the greens would reciprocate?!

    This is what Latho was talking about yesterday when he called the Liberals a pack of dithering imbeciles.

  26. Armadillo

    I bags the job of Catallaxy Parliament Tea Lady.

    The tea kitchen is located adjacent to the rake warehouse entrance. I hope you can dodge and juggle simultaneously.

  27. Robert Mc

    Barnaby certainly seems to be signaling a possible dual citizenship about to be revealed in the Government ranks. Is the Coalition soon to lose its one seat majority in the House of Reps?

  28. jupes

    Join Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Jane Caro, Stan Grant, Tony Jones and Omar Musa as they propose alternatives to our current values and institutions.

    What? Is she doing some sort of farewell tour before she pisses off to Blighty?

  29. Geriatric Mayfly

    Now the Left have another reason to hate the place. This will put more fire in the belly of Bob Carr and Doris Bagshawe.

    Israeli government affirms ban on adoption by same-sex couples
    July 19, 2017
    Israel affirms that adoption should be by a man and a woman. More
    American Thinker

  30. Stimpson J. Cat

    So when do the white supremacists start rioting in Minneapolis over an unnamed white woman being shot by a black Cop called Mohamed ?

    I f$cking tried to get a riot up but the only day I could do was a Saturday because of work and everyone was busy.

  31. Stimpson J. Cat

    “I am a Teapot”.

    Followed by his touching cover of Yusuf Islams “Genderfluid Transgender Father and Lesbian Son”

  32. Baldrick

    calli
    #2445260, posted on July 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm
    I bags the job of Catallaxy Parliament Tea Lady.

    … and not a job to be scoffed at calli. Tea Ladies know where all the bodies are buried. 😸

  33. Chris

    I f$cking tried to get a riot up but the only day I could do was a Saturday because of work and everyone was busy.

    And a 12-man riot would have been indistinguishable from a Dockers crowd anyway.

  34. calli

    I can sharpen the tines while the urn boils, Arma. That goes for the pitchforks too.

  35. JC

    You just gotta love this administration. Even Trumpster’s lawyer has attitude.

    Marc Kasowitz, how could you? Donald Trump’s personal lawyer lashed out at a stranger who emailed urging him to “resign now” for advising the president over the Russia unpleasantness. “No good can come from this and your name may turn out to be a disparaging historical footnote to the presidency of DJT,” wrote the retired public-relations professional.

    In a string of replies, Mr. Kasowitz attacked his critic, warning, “Watch your back,” adding: “You will see me. I promise. Bro.” When the exchange blew up in the press, Mr. Kasowitz expressed regret for having “responded in an inappropriate manner.”

  36. IR:

    The political landscape needs to change to something like:

    Oi!
    What’s my damn position?
    Nearly seven years at this lark and I’m not at the big table yet?

  37. Roger

    Join Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Jane Caro, Stan Grant, Tony Jones and Omar Musa as they propose alternatives to our current values and institutions.

    What? Is she doing some sort of farewell tour before she pisses off to Blighty?

    Uh-oh…I think her visa application’s been knocked back.

  38. srr

    Behold what you will no longer be able to behold –

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 6h6 hours ago

    In 2018, the UK will ban all advertisements showing “gender stereotypes” or “unhealthy body images.”
    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/887478783330193408
    They’re a laughing stock at this point.

  39. Stimpson J. Cat

    Nearly seven years at this lark and I’m not at the big table yet?

    Officious Official Orange Cutter.

  40. Diogenes

    “gender stereotypes”

    One of the stereotypes to be banned is the “bumbling manchild” whose ever patient,and much much smarter wife or child is on hand to correct his stupidity..

    Bring it ooorrn

  41. Slayer of Memes

    Followed by his touching cover of Yusuf Islams “Genderfluid Transgender Father and Lesbian Son”

    *snerk*

  42. IR;
    No. I’m in charge of DAP&MB
    Defence Advanced Projects & Moon Base.
    There will be three main projects;
    1. Things that go BOOM!
    2. Project Nigella.
    3. You Have No Need To Know. Piss Off.

  43. JMH

    Has anyone mentioned that that BowDITCH thing has been employed by the ABC for the past few years? Took over from Stubbsie’s afternoon shift when he departed because, as I understand, he crossed the ABC Grouptink line. Radio 774 (Melbourne) from 1 pm or something. Never listened to the bint – because of an absolute hatred of that radio station in this household.

  44. Tintarella di Luna

    Christine Nixon former head of VicPol unloads on Kennett saying he attacked her leadership because she was a woman…. and she is in favour of quotas.

    Kennett has responded with this salvo to the battleship:

    “The fact that she withdrew from the battle, that she went and had her hair done, spoke to a person re her memoirs and then went out for dinner with friends is unacceptable and she should have been dismissed on the spot by the government of the day, never to be heard of again,” he said.

  45. Stimpson J. Cat

    Moon Base

    The Nazi’s already have moon bases.
    Just paint over those Goddamned Buddhist swastikas.

  46. Tailgunner

    srr has to be Minister for Propaganda.

  47. 132andBush

    Project Nigella?
    No doubt you’ll need a consultant with an agricultural and mining background, I’m available.

    On a serious note though. Is this joke of a government in danger of losing a member due to citizenship issues?

  48. calli

    Christine Nixon former head of VicPol unloads on Kennett saying he attacked her leadership because she was a woman…. and she is in favour of quotas.

    Most unexpected.

  49. Delta A

    I want to be Speaker. (I’ve always wanted a joyride in a helicopter.)

    No Catallaxy Parliamentarian will need to fear dissention in The House, nor interruption, censure, heckling or any of the other annoying things that oppositions like to try.

    And I’ll have none of that silly bi-partisanship, thank you very much!

    Next?

  50. Robert Mc

    JMH, you seem to be cutting off your nose to spite your face. Just for you:

    Afternoons, with Clare Bowditch

  51. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4709516/Bourke-St-attacker-s-brother-custody-knife-attack.html

    A cabinet made comprising members of the Cat would have the power to have him given a fair trial , then shot at dawn.

  52. Delta A

    If I can’t be Speaker, I want first dibs on the Whip.

    Maybe I can combine the two.

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A cabinet made comprising members of the Cat would have the power to have him given a fair trial , then shot at dawn.

    Memory Vault, as a Scheyville graduate, can command the firing squad. Instructions are sure to be available off the Internet.

  54. Rabz

    Thanks, Robbie Mc, my ill advised trip to that page has turned up this:

    Father Blob back on the ALPBC airwaves
    on Afternoons with Clare Bowditch
    Father Blob has never been one to shy away from saying what he thinks and the ALPBC audience have always loved the ugly li’l goblin for this.
    He joined Clare to chat about community, Jesus and why he continues to try to make a difference.

    No doubt they spent the entire (taxpayer funded) time furiously agreeing with each other.

  55. Zyconoclast

    $260m (of borrowed Federal money or WA GST) to shift an unspecified number of Tasmanian students 4 kms.

    Keynes would approve.

    Only if you go on to shift them 4 km back again afterwards.

    Maocolm approves this type of thing.
    Remember pumped Snowy Hydro 2.0
    (Perpetual motion machine?)

  56. Tintarella di Luna

    I undastan the soupa minestra was cooked up by a Primo Minestra who had nothing and needed anything ahead of Do Something Day

  57. Fergus

    No real woman would have behaved as Nixon did. She is what you get when they have their moral compass in their vaginas and not their brains.

  58. Des Deskperson

    Was there ever a whiter sounding name than ‘Clare Bowditch’??

  59. Rabz

    I bags the job of Catallaxy Parliament Tea Lady.

    As long as you don’t try and seize power courtesy of an “inexplicable” tea trolley disaster.

  60. Tintarella di Luna

    Clare Bowditch’??

    There could be a superfluous consonant in there somewhere methinks

  61. Stimpson J. Cat

    She is what you get when they have their moral compass in their vaginas and not their brains.

    You can’t expect to much from modern wamens.
    The majority of them can’t even cook dinner, let alone on time, for their nonexistent husband and kids.
    It’s tough out there.

  62. Top Ender

    Nixon’s publishers – she has a new book on leadership of all things, coming out – have obviously decided she must get out and there and get some headlines.

  63. Stimpson J. Cat

    Was there ever a whiter sounding name than ‘Clare Bowditch’??

    I’m not very good at acronyms but I have a sneaking suspicion she may be a witch.

  64. Tintarella di Luna

    I bags the job of Catallaxy Parliament Tea Lady.

    As long as you don’t try and seize power courtesy of an “inexplicable” tea trolley disaster.

    I was going to make a crack about teabags but prudently referred to the Urban Dictionary —

  65. Robert Mc

    Rabz, I just clicked on the arrowhead and listed to her. Some pleasant patter about procrastination, then played Cecelia by Simon and Garfunkel. None of the things you mentioned.

    New to me as I don’t listen to radio. And my name is not Robbie.

  66. Leigh Lowe

    Kennett has responded with this salvo to the battleship:

    “The fact that she withdrew from the battle, that she went and had her hair done, spoke to a person re her memoirs and then went out for dinner with friends is unacceptable and she should have been dismissed on the spot by the government of the day, never to be heard of again,” he said.

    Ha, ha.
    Now that Jeffrey has gone beyond Beyond Blue, he has got his mojo back.
    There were people at the 000 call centre who had people on the line in the moments before they fried … and same with the Ops Centre talking to Emergency Services as they found whole families dead in cars.
    The least the fat slag could have done was to stop shoving pork sausages in her gob for an hour and haul her ample arse down there and show a bit of support.
    Anyone who says “It’s was all delegated. There was nothing I could have done.” knows precisely zero about leadership in a crisis.

  67. Slayer of Memes

    Apparently it’s being reported that the Chief of Police in Mineapolis was on leave at the time Noor shot Ms Damond… and that the Deputy Chief didn’t know that Noor was under investigation for two previous complaints, and being sued over another…

    Is Christine Nixon and Simon Overland in charge over there??

  68. Delta A

    And my name is not Robbie.

    Ooh aah…

  69. John64

    100 Victorians burnt to death on Black Saturday while Christine Nixon tucked into her Chicken Kiev. The woman is a disgrace.

    Kennett was just on 3AW. He said it was ironic that she is now on the Council of Monash University as if John Monash was in command on Black Saturday he would have had her shot for deserting her post.

  70. Tintarella di Luna

    “It’s was all delegated. There was nothing I could have done.”

    “And even if there was I had to eat didn’t I?” — her Frommelles moment

  71. Stimpson J. Cat

    New to me as I don’t listen to radio. And my name is not Robbie.

    Oh Hell No.

  72. Armadillo

    I’m really struggling to see what all the fuss over the repeal of Obama Care is about.

    Trump said consistently through his campaign that he would give Congress the option to “Repeal and Replace” or simply to “Repeal”. He also warned them that he should/would just let the bloody thing collapse. It was inevitable anyway. And Obama owns it lock, stock and barrel. They were repeatedly warned. They were given the choice.

    He’s going to keep his word. Just reinforces the fact that he doesn’t play bluff. Let the Obama baby burn.

  73. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nutty green lawsuit of the day.

    3 California Counties File Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuits Against “Big Oil” Over Rising Sea Levels

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the snowflake capital of the world finds new, creative and amazing ways to shock your system. In it’s latest attempt to do just that, three California counties, two in the Bay Area and one in Southern California, have filed a lawsuit against 37 of the world’s biggest oil and coal companies alleging they’re ultimately responsible for the public’s usage of fossil fuels and the greenhouse gas emissions they create which will ultimately contribute to rising sea levels and lay waste to their cities…at least that seems to be the ‘logic’ as far as we can tell.

    According to The Chronicle, Marin County, San Mateo County and Imperial Beach (located in San Diego County) filed separate but nearly identical lawsuits in their respective Superior Court offices that seek to tie fossil fuel development to climate-related problems in coastal areas. Attorneys for the three counties worked together on their lawsuits and noted that their residents have already experienced more frequent flooding and beach erosion as well as the possibility that water will eventually inundate roads, airports, sewage treatment plants and other real estate.

    So I had a look at the sea level rise at San Francisco, which is where Marin County is.

    Mean Sea Level Trend, 9414290 San Francisco, California

    Steady as a rock for over a century at 1.9 mm a year. That would submerge Marin County Airport (elev. 0.6 m) in only 315 years. Maybe they should ask the Dutch how aeroplanes land at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, which is 3 metres below sea level.

  74. 132andBush

    Nixon penning a book on leadership?

    Like Infidel Tiger and Rabz lecturing on subtlety.

  75. Brian of Moorabbin

    The least the fat slag could have done was to stop shoving pork sausages in her gob for an hour and haul her ample arse down there and show a bit of support.
    Anyone who says “It’s was all delegated. There was nothing I could have done.” knows precisely zero about leadership in a crisis.

    “But I had to EAT, Neil…” – Nixon, when confronted about going to dinner while Victoria burned by Neil Mitchell

    I know of many, many, MANY VicPol officers manning roadblocks to keep people away from the fires, as well as CFA, MFB, SES, and DSE firefighters and volunteers who went for 12 hours AND MORE without food during the emergency…

    ..but she had to eat or she would have wasted away to nothing, the poor waif…

    Fuck her. No-one in the job at the time had any respect for her, and no-one ever will…

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nixon’s publishers – she has a new book on leadership of all things, coming out – have obviously decided she must get out and there and get some headlines.

    I would have thought that any book on leadership, written by Christine Nixon, would be “How NOT to lead any organization bigger then a School Parents and Citizens Group,” but there you go.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    Has anyone mentioned that that BowDITCH thing has been employed by the ABC for the past few years? Took over from Stubbsie’s afternoon shift when he departed because, as I understand, he crossed the ABC Grouptink line.

    Stubbsie was the only one of their line-up worth listening to.
    Not sure how he fell foul of ABC Groupthink, but it wouldn’t be hard.
    He used to show great respect to fallen and returned soldiers which would have caused lots of mumbling over herbal teas after yoga in the cafeteria.
    One line which no doubt would have caused heads to pop was at the commencement of an outside broadcast at Federation Square, when he kicked off with “Before we start I’d like to thank the traditional owners of the land … the Gas and Fuel Corporation.”

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bwahahahahahahaha!

    Chevy Forced To Extend Shutdown Of Bolt Plant After Realizing That Literally No One Wants A Bolt

    General Motors launched it’s much-hyped, all electric Chevy Bolt at the end of 2016. The Bolt was expected to make a splash as it was the first electric car in the U.S. market to offer 200 miles of driving range at an affordable price starting around $35,000. The only problem is that pretty much no one seems to want one.

    Unfortunately, that lack of demand is about to earn a bunch of UAW workers at GM’s Orion, Michigan plant an extended summer vacation.

    How amazing that an over-priced, under-powered glorified golf cart isn’t popular?
    Maybe all US politicians should be forced to drive around in a Bolt because patriotism.

  79. calli

    “But I had to EAT, Neil…”

    Punctuation is everything.

  80. Helen

    stackja
    #2445040, posted on July 19, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Yes my mother had this problem in shouty Alice Springs where Dyaln Voller flirts with running for Mayor.

    Why stop there? Minster for Corrections, nay CM awaits him. – Or even Prime Minister Voller.

    My land line is radio tel, though, so a bit diff and we have been on 2 way sat for internet for years. This new one is quite unstable although faster most times – I can generally play a you tube now, – before it would take ages to load, – still the inning and outing of service is vexing.

  81. John64

    Bowditch must have rolled gold leftist social justice credentials as she also hosts one of the audio channels on QANTAS in flight entertainment.

  82. Brian of Moorabbin

    He said it was ironic that she is now on the Council of Monash University as if John Monash was in command on Black Saturday he would have had her shot for deserting her post.

    No what is ironic is that, after deserting her post because she had to scarf dessert, and the standing down from VicPol (in disgrace) John Brumby appointed her to head the ‘Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority’ – deliberately rubbing slat into the wounds of so many people that had been affected by her lack of leadership during the crisis that she was now supposed to support in rebuilding their lives…

    Monash would have had John Brumby shot alongside Nixon…

  83. Anthony

    A book on leadership by Nixon. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, write books about what they can’t do. Nixon talked to her biographer while Victoria was burning. Leadership MA.

  84. Carpe Jugulum

    John64
    #2445322, posted on July 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Bowditch must have rolled gold leftist social justice credentials as she also hosts one of the audio channels on QANTAS in flight entertainment.

    Another reason why i should never fly QANTAS

  85. Brian of Moorabbin

    Yeah typos….

    because remembering Nixon and her tenure (and the bullshit that her policies caused, and still cause today, within the force) still makes my blood boil…

  86. Turnip

    Is there a Ministry for Huntin, Shootin and Fishin?

    All Welcome to country and smoking ceremonies will be performed by the Marlboro Man.

  87. Leigh Lowe

    I know of many, many, MANY VicPol officers manning roadblocks to keep people away from the fires, as well as CFA, MFB, SES, and DSE firefighters and volunteers who went for 12 hours AND MORE without food during the emergency…

    ..but she had to eat or she would have wasted away to nothing, the poor waif…

    Fuck her. No-one in the job at the time had any respect for her, and no-one ever will…

    Exactly.
    A real leader would have emptied a 7-Eleven sandwich bar into the boot of their car using their own cash and driven around to meet those going above and beyond.
    At times like that you lead by supporting. Sure, you can’t (and shouldn’t) issue operational orders, but you just show up … say g’day to those on the roadblocks, make a cup of tea for those in the control centre, just generally exhibit an air of calmness and control.
    Interesting that, whilst we are on the subjects of Black Saturday and the ABC, the only ghoulish journo who decided to breach the Black Saturday restricted area at Kinglake was Rafael Epstein of their ABC.
    Of course, being part of the collective, he got off without a conviction.

  88. Atoms for Peace

    I bags Chairman of Drinking in the Cat parliament. A newly created super ministry no less.

  89. Leigh Lowe

    Brian of Moorabbin

    #2445326, posted on July 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Yeah typos….

    because remembering Nixon and her tenure (and the bullshit that her policies caused, and still cause today, within the force) still makes my blood boil…

    Soooo … not a big fan of Commissioner Salad-Dodger then, Brian?

  90. H B Bear

    Fuck her. No-one in the job at the time had any respect for her, and no-one ever will…

    The police equivalent of Mother Russia, who she took under her bingo wing as she bankrupted herself after doing the same to Victoria.

  91. JC

    Sounds like an okay ad, but aren’t VW just despicable. They wouldn’t dream of showing this ad in the West for fear of SJW retribution. Instead they advertize with a green tint and PC tone.

    An Audi video advertisement making an analogy between women and second-hand cars has triggered controversy and rage online in China on Monday.

    Lianxia, a user from China’s microblog Weibo, posted the advertisement of Audi’s second-hand car platform yesterday. This user reported seeing the “disgusting” advertisement in a Wanda theater, and accused it of “seriously materializing women.”

    In this 30-second video, a bride and a bridegroom are about to get married, when they are suddenly interrupted by the bridegroom’s mother. She rushed to her future daughter-in-law to examine her nose, ears and teeth to ensure she has not gone through any plastic surgery. Finally, the bridegroom’s mother approves of the bride, and everyone looks relieved. Then the image of Audi’s online platform for second-hand cars appears, and a voice-over says, “An important decision must be made carefully. Assured by official certificate.”

    And they fucking lie about their emissions too in order to look all PC nice and warm.

    https://jingdaily.com/audi-ad-compares-women-used-cars/

  92. Leigh Lowe

    The police equivalent of Mother Russia, who she took under her bingo wing as she bankrupted herself after doing the same to Victoria.

    Really?
    She’s done her dough?

  93. Mark A

    Winston Smith
    #2445256, posted on July 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Eyrie;
    I was thinking of your idea a few days ago and went looking for answers. What if a canal was dug to the Aral Sea and allowed it to fill up?
    A couple of disadvantages – the worst being that the Aral is fresh water and the sea water isn’t. So the Sturgeon would eventually die. Too bad, so sad. Farm the fuckers commercially.
    A canal would go through a few Islamic nations.
    Anyway, this site asked a few questions – beware – it’s a greenie site -sit a clove of garlic on the keyboard or something. A couple of the answers are from people with uncorrupted engineering backgrounds.

    There is no need for anything as drastic as that, just let half of the waterflow of the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya rivers reach the lake, it would take less than 10 years to fill I’m told.

  94. calli

    What do you think’s in the other urn, Atoms? But you can be my assistant. 😃

  95. Geriatric Mayfly

    Bear. I do believe that Mother Russia was on the selection panel that selected Nixon.

  96. Helen

    You didn’t write that, the tea lady did. calli? You been moonlighting?

    JC
    #2445081, posted on July 19, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    How would you know if a person is a different colour, pillow biter or rug muncher even if you wanted to spread citations around … you know away from white straight males.

    — Daniel Cockayne (@insistondoubt) June 13, 2017

    Work done by women and other minorities have often been overlooked by their peers, hindering their professional advancement and depriving disciplines of diverse perspectives, she argued.

    When citations are predominantly those of the work of white, straight males, “this means that the views and knowledge that are represented do not reflect the experience of people from other backgrounds,” she told Campus Reform. “When scholars continue to cite only white men on a given topic, they ignore the broader diversity of voices and researchers that are also doing important work on that topic.”

  97. Memory Vault, as a Scheyville graduate, can command the firing squad. Instructions are sure to be available off the Internet.

    Thanks, Zulu.
    But when it comes to eliminating the scum in this country, I’m more of a Kim Jong Un kind of guy.

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    Is there a Ministry for Huntin, Shootin and Fishin?

    Forget it.

    What we need is a Ministry for Rooting, Tooting, and Shooting.

  99. JC

    Look who’s on to them too.

    FNCCN and Bezos’ blog.

    Audi ad likening women to used cars in China backfires CNNMoney
    Audi ad compares women to used cars China.org.cn
    Washington Post BBC News

    Lol, They’re fucked. No watch for the groveling PR firm sensitized apology.

  100. Makka

    So now moslems are shooting innocent defenceless white women from behind a badge. Let’s see where this ends up. I’m betting a complete stitch up involving any combination of wacism, mental health, bigotry, harassment, bias, discrimination…. everything related to victimhood of the Somali except islam.

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sure, you can’t (and shouldn’t) issue operational orders, but you just show up … say g’day to those on the roadblocks, make a cup of tea for those in the control centre, just generally exhibit an air of calmness and control.

    Well said – if you can’t trust your subordinates to do their job, there’s something wrong with your style of leadership, but just being there, and showing an air of calm and being in control, is what it’s all about.

  102. Mark from Melbourne

    As long as you don’t try and seize power courtesy of an “inexplicable” tea trolley disaster.

    That would be the Great Tea Trolley Disaster of 1967

  103. Anthony

    I read the mayor of Minneapolis is concerned that the police officer who shot the Australian woman will not make a statement. I would have thought that that behaviour alone would warrant the authorities charging him with murder. He has the right to remain silent. The people have the right to charge him with murder, citing the bloke sitting next to him as a witness.

  104. candy

    Copper: “Oh, you didn’t realise you didn’t have a licence then? Fair enough then. On yer way”
    FMD.

    Barnaby makes strange analogies.
    If you don’t have a legit licence you certainly know it.

    And if you forgot to stick it in your wallet the database tells the police you are legit anyway.

  105. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sounds like an okay ad, but aren’t VW just despicable.

    F$cking Audi.
    Goddamn Germans with their Nazi’s and their Merkel merkins.

  106. John constantine

    The terrifying thing about socialist leadership Christine Nixon style, is that she deliberately walked out, to prove that it is the process, not the person.

    Walking out while the State burned was to prove wymynsys management with work life balance and no overtime is the future and racist, misogynist big man leadership and exceptionalism is dead.

    Their schools teach that every child wins a prize and exceptionalism is racist, so Nixon has won in the long run.

  107. Makka

    I read the mayor of Minneapolis is concerned that the police officer who shot the Australian woman will not make a statement.

    Do we have a statement from the cop sitting inches away from the Somali in the front seat of the cop car?

  108. Stimpson J. Cat

    Audi ad compares women to used cars

    It’s so insulting comparing wamens to used cars.
    You can actually make some money back on used cars.

  109. JC

    So now moslems are shooting innocent defenceless white women from behind a badge.

    He sounds incompetent.

    The last I heard was that the woman appeared to have something in her hand while approaching the cop car. There was the sound of fire crackers which the fucking moron may have confused with the sound of a gun going off.

    He sounds low a thicko, a way over promoted low IQ dildo who got to where he was because of racial quotas

  110. Leigh Lowe

    because remembering Nixon and her tenure (and the bullshit that her policies caused, and still cause today, within the force) still makes my blood boil…

    Not least was her bending over backwards to lie about the level Sudanese and Somali involvement in serious crime, effectively declaring them an unofficial protected species.
    She was all over any Lefty Law Centre accusation of “racial profiling” by coppers to the point where some didn’t bother even pulling over anyone except those they caught red-handed.
    Remember her trying to get blokes fired from a Western suburbs cop-shop for producing stubby holders with “mudfish” on them because it was disrespectful to JBs.
    Her sponsorship of Somali and Sudanese crime gangs has worked out beautifully.

  111. Tom

    The Nazi’s already have moon bases.

    For chrissake, Stimpy, keep your mouth shut.

    You obviously know it was all laid out in the secret movie no-one ever saw called Iron Sky — which was so good they made a secret sequel no-one ever saw.

    Just as well it’s still a secret conspiracy that srr and annie haven’t found out about.

  112. Anthony

    ‘I was attacked because I am a woman’, claimed Ms Nixon. No, she was attacked because she was a fridge. Or, at the very least, because she was three women.

  113. johanna

    Thanks to Cats and Kittehs for advice re my motion sensor lights. To recap, they wouldn’t switch off after a brief blackout last night.

    Turning the power off at the board for a minute or two did the trick. This seems to be the default fix for all electronic “brains.” Switch off, wait a bit, and switch on again.

    Much obliged, folks!

  114. Stimpson J. Cat

    This seems to be the default fix for all electronic “brains.” Switch off, wait a bit, and switch on again.

    Works for human brains too.

  115. Atoms for Peace

    Hang on, I’ve got nice Audi Swiss army knife courtesy of the car recalls in Suisse.

  116. egg_

    Tonight’s Teh Dumb: victim fest.

  117. Mark from Melbourne

    Tasmanian Greens senator Nick McKim has revealed he held dual citizenship for the entire duration of his 13-year career in the state’s parliament, including as party leader.

    However, he relinquished his UK citizenship in 2015, prior to filling the casual senate vacancy created when former Greens leader Christine Milne resigned.

    From the Oz.

    What sort of imbeciles are this lot?

  118. egg_

    The Checkout has on cast the Nimble Rabbit guy that they bagged last week in PayDay Loan scams?

  119. Makka

    The last I heard was that the woman appeared to have something in her hand while approaching the cop car.

    My understanding is that the other cope was closest to her, she had a phone in her hand, he shot her more than once in the abdomen from where he was sitting in the car. It sounds to me like he had his weapon at the ready.

    So the response to a call for sexual assault or some kind of reported violence is to put at least 2 holes into the white women who was reporting it?

    Were the words Allah or Akbar caught on audio while the vision was turned off?

    Until evidence emerges to the contrary, this is a moslem terrorist incident.

  120. Fergus

    Nooooo, two world leaders spoke to each other “secretly”! At a dinner with other world leaders with about 50 witnesses.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40651502

  121. hzhousewife

    new thread 5 mins ago people

  122. Baldrick

    Robert Mc
    #2445305, posted on July 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Robbie Mac. Now where have I heard that name before?

  123. egg_

    I would have thought that any book on leadership, written by Christine Nixon, would be “How NOT to lead any organization bigger then a School Parents and Citizens Group,” but there you go.

    ‘When The Going Gets Tough – The Tough Go Shopping’?

  124. Armadillo

    If you Melbournians start digging now, you will end up in Portugal. That’s gotta be an improvement. Surely?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4707544/Antipodes-Map-lets-dig-virtual-tunnel-Earth.html

  125. C.L.

    Wait, what?
    Christine Nixon has published a book on leadership?

  126. John constantine

    Walking out while the State burned was a deliberate progressive political act, just too soon in the revolution to be praised as a victory.

    The Comrades have remained staunch in her eternal support, so yassmynys can see her future if she just sticks to the script.

  127. gingerbeer

    This seems to be the default fix for all electronic “brains.” Switch off, wait a bit, and switch on again.

    Don’t forget the all important – stand on right leg with left arm in the air ! According to my computing professor in the 80’s, this is a sure fix for any electrical device.

  128. egg_

    ‘I was attacked because I am a woman’, claimed Ms Nixon.

    If only MacArthur had a milkshake and a hairdo in the Philippines.

  129. Damienski


    “But I had to EAT, Neil…”

    Punctuation is everything.

    Punctuation – the difference between knowing your $hit and knowing you’re $hit.

  130. calli

    Turning the power off at the board for a minute or two did the trick.

    Nyuk, nyuk! I told you it exorcised the demons from my stove. 😃

  131. calli

    I forgot to ask – did you just count, or did you tapdance? The latter was advice because Winter.

  132. H B Bear

    Really?
    She’s done her dough?

    Not actually bankrupt but she was passing the can around all her old cronies at the end. Doesn’t matter now of course.

  133. Gab

    calli
    #2445260, posted on July 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm
    I bags the job of Catallaxy Parliament Tea Lady.

    Wasted talent! Nope, you’re the Treasurer, Calli. No getting out of it either.

  134. val majkus

    from the Oz breaking news

    A federal Labor minister acted “recklessly” when he made the irrational and unreasonable decision to ban all live cattle exports to Indonesia in 2011, a judge has been told.

    Even though then-agriculture minister Joe Ludwig was aware of Indonesian facilities which could meet animal welfare targets and of ways to “close loops”, he “shut his eyes” because of intense political pressure, said Noel Hutley SC on Wednesday.

    He was giving his opening address in the Federal Court in Sydney in a class action brought by north Australian cattle farmers against Mr Ludwig.

    They claim the ban cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, but the first step in their litigation involves proving “misfeasance in public office” by Mr Ludwig.

    Mr Hutley said he did not know if Mr Ludwig would be giving evidence, but he would ask Justice Steven Rares to make certain inferences if he did not.

    The barrister said the issue of live exports had been controversial for many years, but became “volcanic” when a May 2011 ABC Four Corners program aired distressing footage showing the “appalling” and “abhorrent” treatment of animals in facilities in Indonesia.

    In September 2011, Mr Ludwig told key stakeholders he had no intention of making any “drastic” changes within his portfolio, including live animal exports.

    Mr Hutley listed various reports, memos, emails and other material which he said were provided to Mr Ludwig in the lead-up to and after the airing of the program.

    They included advice to him to continue to work collaboratively with industry to voluntarily improve the welfare of Australian livestock in Indonesia and to revisit regulation if, and when, voluntary efforts failed to deliver improvements.

    But two days after the program he “was rushed into taking dramatic steps” and made a control order banning export to 12 specific locations and then a second control order on June 7 which banned the export of non-breeder livestock to Indonesia for six months.

    “Everyone knew there could be catastrophic effects on the industry,” Mr Hutley said noting the previous year the beef trade to Indonesia was worth $100 billion.

    The ABC program had provoked a “wave of political pressure” including from groups who wanted the entire industry in Indonesia shut down – a view which the minister did not share, he said.

    The evidence would show that the level of publicity including on the times individual boats were leaving Australia “prompted an extremely accelerated response by the government”, he said.

    The hearing continues.

  135. Gab

    In 2018, the UK will ban all advertisements showing “gender stereotypes” or “unhealthy body images.”

    So they’re going to ban heterosexual models that represent 99% of the population in terms of gender?

    Yeah, that’ll work.

    1984 plays out apace.

  136. cynical1

    “These things happen. As I said, it’s like someone driving down the road and then being found by the police not to have a licence. They are instances where they honestly didn’t know they didn’t have one, and I think this is a case for Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters.”

    Phew, I should be right.

    I was a bit concerned about not doing a tax return for the last five years.

  137. Top Ender

    Comment under an Oz article re Christine Nixon’s new book:

    Chris 44 MINUTES AGO
    Another door stop hard back bound for the bin or St Vinnies.
    I own a book shop..And I know. Both Gillard and Rudd’s bio’s ended up in the skip as well.

  138. rickw

    My understanding is that the other cope was closest to her, she had a phone in her hand, he shot her more than once in the abdomen from where he was sitting in the car. It sounds to me like he had his weapon at the ready.

    Getting his gun out of a police holster while seated would not have been easy. Attempting to do a quick draw while seated would have alerted his partner, so most likely he already had it out.

  139. rickw

    What sort of imbeciles are this lot?

    It’s not stupidity, it’s complete disdain and contempt for the rules and processes. Laws are for little people, not the elite.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Getting his gun out of a police holster while seated would not have been easy. Attempting to do a quick draw while seated would have alerted his partner, so most likely he already had it out.

    If this bloke had his pistol already drawn, because he “panicked at the sound of firecrackers” he should never have been trusted to carry a weapon in the first place.

  141. rickw

    Do we have a statement from the cop sitting inches away from the Somali in the front seat of the cop car?

    Mr muzzle blast, my guess is that he’s none to happy, inches away from the same fat as Justine, ringing ears and a face full of muzzle blast. My guess is that police will be having trouble getting him to sing the right tune.

  142. Fisky

    Really strange from Krudd. I could have sworn he said in 2013 that the boaties would “never be resettled in Australia”. Now he’s claiming they were only going to be delayed by 1 year. What a relief he lost the election. We would be looking at 100,000 arrivals per year if Rudd had won. Just imagine the excitement at IPA/LDP dinner parties. At last, we have finished off traditional Australia, forever!

    Kevin Rudd‏Verified account @MrKRudd 6h6 hours ago
    More
    July 2013 Agreement with PNG was for 1year only.Refugees should’ve been resettled in Oz by Abbott/Turnbull 3 yrs ago

  143. Fisky

    Clear as day at the time. Proves that Labor can never ever be trusted on boats.

    No asylum seeker who comes by boat will ever be resettled in Australia, under Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s dramatic and ”hardline” rewrite of refugee laws.

    They will instead be sent to Papua New Guinea for processing and, if found to be refugees, will be resettled in the island nation.

    In the strongest line a modern Labor prime minister has yet taken against asylum seekers, Mr Rudd said: ”As of today, asylum seekers who come here by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia.”

    Declining to say how much the initiative would cost, Mr Rudd said it ”will not be inexpensive”. But he said in time the measures would be ”budget neutral”, with current record arrivals – numbering 15,610 this year – placing a heavy burden on the budget.

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/rudd-slams-door-on-refugees-20130719-2qa5b.html

  144. rickw

    Join Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Jane Caro, Stan Grant, Tony Jones and Omar Musa as they propose alternatives to our current values and institutions.

    Sharia Law? Fucking fascinating.

  145. calli

    Wasted talent! Nope, you’re the Treasurer, Calli. No getting out of it either.

    If you want gross incompetence, pick me. I know my limitations.

    If only our politicians knew theirs.

  146. Delta A

    In 2018, the UK will ban all advertisements showing “gender stereotypes”

    I don’t worry about the effect this idiocy will have on my grandchildren because Daughter is well on top of it, challenging all the rubbish her innocents drag home from school, steering them in the right direction.

    And so my Granny-worries turned to the next generation, until I realized that by then, the world will have come to its senses, having paid out billions in compensation to children – now adults – who had been sexually mutilated to promote their mums’ need to find ‘specialness’ though their ‘trans’ children.

    Another billion or so will go in “sorry” money to the children ripped from their mothers to gratify the desires of wealthy homosexuals who thought they could provide ‘their child’ with everything, emotionally and physically, within their twisted form of marriage.

    A regular Cat commenter is rabid in his hatred and condemnation of the ‘boomer’ generation. I counter that no generation of parents in the history of civilisation is more dangerous than this current one.

  147. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mr muzzle blast, my guess is that he’s none to happy, inches away from the same fat as Justine, ringing ears and a face full of muzzle blast. My guess is that police will be having trouble getting him to sing the right tune.

    I’m in his corner – he’s described as “the rookie”, and I wouldn’t blame him if he told them all where to go, in the greatest of obscene detail.

  148. Drbeaugan

    Today it has been raining; not hard, just a few showers, but I suspect it means my laundry won’t be ready. Wet flat stones on the river bank.

    Google maps has revealed another supermarket which needs to be explored. I am not the packet soup sort.

    Spiky has knocked me back, having got a better offer from her dad in North Queensland. I can’t blame her. Fewer cockroaches and showers that work.

    I washed the kitchen floor this morning, unintentionally. I left the sink tap on and by the time I found out, the kitchen had flooded. I stole a mop and pushed the water into the shower space, along with a large number of insects.

  149. calli

    Join Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Jane Caro, Stan Grant, Tony Jones and Omar Musa as they propose alternatives to our current values and institutions.

    Feminism/Islam, Feminism/Bullsh*t, Indigenism/Sunlampsafety, Smuggism/Punchmenow, IslambutfunnyasIbeheadyou.

    Wow! Those tickets will just walk out the door.

  150. Makka

    Join Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Jane Caro, Stan Grant, Tony Jones and Omar Musa as they propose alternatives to our current values and institutions.

    Sharia Law? Fucking fascinating.

    This will be all about dedicated places at the trough of parasites in the Senate for abos, brown skins, moslems , trannies, queers and the other downtrodden victims of Anglo /Celtic taxpayers.

  151. wivenhoe

    This will be all about dedicated places at the trough of parasites in the Senate for abos, brown skins, moslems , trannies, queers and the other downtrodden victims of Anglo /Celtic taxpayers.

    But you left out the deaf, half blind people who have trouble walking( like me ).the problem is… I am not a downtrodden victim, I guess, but other than that, as you said, F/ing fascinating, YAWN!!

  152. wivenhoe

    Makka
    #2445470, posted on July 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm
    Join Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Jane Caro, Stan Grant, Tony Jones and Omar Musa

    Even combined, they do not have enough money to pay me to suffer that!

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