Wednesday Forum: August 16, 2017

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  1. Slayer of Memes

    Oh dear, I seem to have upset Phil Coorey on Twitter…

    He hasn’t blocked me yet, but I do fear that it is but moments away.

    Poor delicate petal that he is….

  2. stackja

    US Confederate monument protests grow
    Reuters
    24 minutes ago
    More arrests have been made in the US over the toppling of Confederate statues as communities in the south face a contentious debate over such divisive monuments.

    A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee – who led the Confederate Army during the American Civil War – was found defaced with its nose and other facial features chipped off at North Carolina’s Duke University on Thursday.

    The discovery came as US President Donald Trump stoked the controversy over the statues, echoing white nationalists by decrying the removal of what he said were “beautiful” monuments to the pro-slavery Confederacy.

    The university has issued a statement saying surveillance camera footage is being reviewed for clues as to who was behind the attack on the statue. Security around the site is also being stepped up.

    A fresh debate over Confederate symbols has roiled the US since Saturday’s violence during a protest by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of a Lee statue in which one woman died.

    Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer will on Friday make an announcement about the statue, public safety at future events, and the legacy of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killed.

    Four people surrendered on Thursday in Durham and will face rioting and other charges stemming from the toppling of a statue of a Confederate soldier by protesters, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Eight people have now been arrested over Monday’s toppling.

  3. Lysander

    Coorey needs to learn that speaking involves moving one’s lips.

  4. jupes

    Good grief – A drag queen is defending our army –

    Says it all.

  5. Baldrick

    m0nty and the ABC. Not even a statue of Ronald McDonald is safe:

    ABC The Drum ✔ @ABCthedrum
    Are there statues, memorials etc in Australia which you think should be relocated/ renamed due to links to past racism?

  6. Slayer of Memes

    Coorey needs to learn that speaking involves moving one’s lips.

    Or, at the very least, removing them from George Soros’ arse….

  7. OldOzzie

    The Democrats search for another Lost Cause

    To arms! The Confederates are coming! The Confederates are coming!

    Union scouts have already discovered Robert E. Lee at the gates of the city, lining up the gallant Pelham’s artillery to fire the opening round, and Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart are expected to arrive on a night train from the Shenandoah Valley.

    Not since First Manassas, when the Yankees fled the battlefield in blind panic, after taking a licking in the first battle of the Cruel War of Northern Aggression, has the Capital quailed in such fear and trembling.

    This time it’s only an army of marble, but marble men are apparently enough against a foe of the weak and the weary of combat. Cities, counties and states across the nation have been taking down Southern statuary for days — brave Baltimore waited for the cover of night to do the deed — all in hopes of being spared the wrath of the regiments of bronze and marble regiments. Californians scoured graveyards for evidence of insurrection and finally found something in Hollywood, of all places

    Back among the living, you might think the Democrats would be in Hog Heaven, intoxicated with the prospect of slaying Donald Trump at last. Metaphorically speaking, of course. (We think.) But months of malaise — the French call it “ennui,” or lassitude for lack of excitement — have made havoc of Democratic fundraising.

    Even with the prospect of a riveting candidate for 2020, someone like Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters, Bernie Sanders or even Hillary retrieved from the mothballs for a third try, Democratic fundraisers report that Democratic donors are exhausted. Throwing good money after bad, even in pursuit of Donald Trump, is not ringing bells and blowing whistles where big money dwells. The targets for next year’s congressional races look more inviting, but apparently only in Washington and other haunts of campaign consultants.
    The raw numbers are enough to alarm Pollyanna and her friends. The Democratic National Committee raised $38 million in the first half of this year, and while that sounds like a lot, the Republicans raised almost twice that, with $75 million. At the end of June, the debt-free Republicans had $45 million in the bank; the Democrats have only $7 million in the bank and $3 million in debt. “We really should be kicking them in the [hindquarters],” a glum Democratic donor tells the Capitol Hill political daily The Hill.

    By the numbers on the money, apparently not, though the fundraising numbers don’t tell the whole story. Mitch McConnell can’t seem to find a way to keep his senators marching in cadence to the music, enabling John McCain, who dreams of becoming the pet Republican of the mainstream media again, and a couple of others from co-operating with the Democrats in recycling Harry Truman’s famous campaign label, “the do-nothing Congress,” and affixing it firmly to the party that once nominated Mr. McCain for president.

    President Trump has become a Republican pinata, inviting everyone to take a whack. But he continues to draw crowds and money, both big money and small money. His approval ratings hover just below 40 percent, but it’s the most faithful 40 percent anywhere.

    He collected $10 million for his re-election at a fund-raiser at his hotel in Washington this summer, and the Republican National Committee continues to outraise the Democrats among small-dollar donors — under $200 — and by a big margin.

    The Democrats, with big help from not only the media but establishment Republicans who just can’t get over November, are counting now on backlash over Charlottesville to do what Robert Mueller was only yesterday counted on to do.

    But killing dead Confederates won’t do it, either. Democrats tempted to fight a Lost Cause of their own should find romance somewhere else. Bernie Sanders or Pocahontas on a bronze horse won’t thrill anyone.

  8. Are there statues, memorials etc in Australia which you think should be relocated/ renamed due to links to past racism?

    Yellow Peril should be relocated to the bottom of Bass Strait.

  9. .

    Was Gillard ever a dual citizen? Someone asked the other night. It would be a way to top off her sham Premiership. No one has answered either of the following; if those who were ineligible or were given the boot get stripped of their pension and are forced to pay back their ill gotten wages…that’s a helluva lot of shampoo samples.

  10. Lysander

    Slayer – nice argument on twitter; well done sir!

    Dot, go to Michael Smith News; he has whole transcript of Gillard refusing to answer questions about nationality. I would link but have a meeting to go to…

  11. stackja

    Will Sherman’s March to the Sea be re-evaluated soon?

  12. Myrddin Seren

    ABC The Drum ✔ @ABCthedrum
    Are there statues, memorials etc in Australia which you think should be relocated/ renamed due to links to past racism?

    Literally Fascist Fried Fast Food – with a side of ((( Pizza ))) by the look of it….

  13. Des Deskperson

    “can’t recall a single achievement by Amanda Vanstone. Not one.”

    Well, she once fooled the Canberra Italian community into thinking she could speak Italian.

    At the opening of the Italian Cultural Centre in Forrest c 2005, Vanstone – Minister for Immigration IIRC -gave the address entirely in Italian and was widely praised for her grasp of and fluency in the language.

    It was only later, when Vansize was appointed Ambassador to Italy and the taxpayer had to fork out for Italian lessons – remember the photo of her lumbering along some cobbled street on her way to her tutor – that the penny, as thy say, dropped.

    It would seem that, at the opening, she’d just read from a phonetically prepared script, and had little if any idea of what she was actually saying.

  14. Here’s an interesting, but gloomy response to Charlottesville. The responder is well known on the board and highly regarded.

  15. H B Bear

    Fat Mandy’s Italian lessons as she jetted off to a few more years on the tit were really a big FU to the Australian taxpayer.

    Thanks Uniparty.

  16. Oh come on

    When the CSA seceded because they refused to give up their slaves, for whose benefit was it? It certainly wasn’t for the benefit of the ordinary white working southern man. The CSA existed, from what I can see, to benefit a small elite of ultra-wealthy slaveowners. Ignoring the slaves and just focusing purely on the free citizenry – I doubt the south would have scored very highly in the UN’s Human Development Index. If you were a poor white farmer with a plot to farm, you worked the land in exactly the same way the rich slave-owner’s slaves did (minus the shackles).

    The CSA (and the states that emerged from it after it was destroyed) were characteristically poverty-stricken and backward for all but the privileged few. As one example of how far behind the north the south were – Thomas Sowell cites US Army statistics taken from the WW1 draft which showed that, across populations, northern blacks had higher IQs than southern whites.

  17. .

    I bet if you took a sample of students now at a southern university vs Evergreen State…

  18. stackja

    Modern Nazism is to all intents and purposes, a dead movement. Their only real value today is to serve as decoy jammer; a minor or spurious target whose goal is to draw attention away from a real threat. One famous example of a decoy operation was the D-Day Glimmer operation that used chaff and radar reflectors to make the Germans think the landings would be in the Pas de Calais. Political disinformation still works the same way. If you want to keep the public from locking in on the actual target give them another.

  19. Oh come on

    Vanstone – well, it’s a small thing, but I enjoyed it – she made that smug ABC presenter shit his pants when she objected to the ABC presenter’s description of DIMIA’s treatment of Cornelia Rau – he flippantly suggested that she had alighted from the commonwealth vehicle while ‘the car was still moving, perhaps’ – and Vanstone went for the jugular. Big time. He spent the next half hour grovelling and cleaning his shit off of the carpet, acting as though it was just a joke blah blah, while Vanstone ranted at him, claiming it was an extraordinary attitude that an ABC staff member would believe that a commonwealth agent would treat an Australian citizen in such a way blah blah blah. Great radio.

  20. Oh come on

    Mizzou is apparently terrible. University of Tennessee is good, but.

  21. stackja

    The Beer Whisperer
    #2472812, posted on August 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    Here’s an interesting, but gloomy response to Charlottesville. The responder is well known on the board and highly regarded.

    Trump was our last chance to save the country by electoral means. He was their last chance to save themselves. What and whoever comes after Trump, they will hate even worse. . . . for however long they last.
    Subotai Bahadur

    I will note that the “Republican-Democrats” in the Senate have only confirmed 3 appointments in the DOJ, at the request of the “Democrat-Democrats” in the Senate. That means that for all practical purposes, Obama’s people are still running the DOJ. The “Republican-Democrats” know the effect of this. Which makes McConnell’s decision to call the Senate into pro-forma session every 3 days during their vacation to prevent any recess appointments, just like Democrats do when they hold the Senate and a Republican holds the presidency IS A BLATANT ACT OF WAR.
    The “Republican-Democrat” Antifa caucus knows that the only thing that can try to non-violently return the rule of law, is an operational Justice Department. So they are doing their best to see that it still operates under Democrat ground rules. Leftists are above the law. So yes, at the National, and State, and Local level Antifa has approval to operate outside the law.
    Add to that, that it seems that despite being appointed by Trump, at heart Sessions is and always will have “Republican Senator Syndrome” which is marked by an inability to even conceive of opposing any Democrat on any subject.
    The Republican party does not even pretend either any principles different from Democrats, or any loyalty to their former voter base. There is no reason to support a Republican party that is now openly just another label for Democrats. The downside risk of forming a real second party is a lot less now, because both are against us.
    That is, of course, assuming that electoral politics has any relevance. If, or rather when, we have a Jose Calvo-Sotelo moment then everybody’s dance card may be full.
    Subotai Bahadur

  22. Tintarella di Luna

    Hat off to Alan Jones for calling George Brandis a “flog” today.

    Indeed Brandis looked like the overfed Billy Bunter caught with a purloined sticky bun by the headmaster and has to come up with an excuse on the spot without agreed talking points from the Black Hand.

  23. .

    I watched that Brandis speech again and it is just weird. He cried, for what? Was that just very poor acting?

    He has an objection to denigrating a religion but he has no worries about the surveillance state.

  24. Myrddin Seren

    The CSA (and the states that emerged from it after it was destroyed) were characteristically poverty-stricken and backward for all but the privileged few.

    Economically and demographically ruined by fighting on after any chance of victory is lost.

    As part of a much larger essay, David Goldman offers this on the Confederacy:

    Gary Gallagher summarized the South’s losses as follows: “The Confederacy mobilized between 750,000 and 850,000 men, a figure representing 75 to 85% of its available draft-age white military population (only the presence of slaves to keep the economy running permitted such an astonishing mobilization. At least 258,000 of them perished during the war…and those wounded in combat totaled nearly 200,000. Deaths thus ran to about one in three of all men in uniform.”

    It is interesting to observe that the bloodiest battles (Cold Harbor, Chickamauga, the Wilderness) all took place after the South’s chance for victory had fallen markedly due to the Union victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg in July 1863. The rate of casualties increased sharply in the second half of 1863 and the first half of 1864, as the South responded to its losses by fighting all the more desperately.

    The consequences: In the American South, per capita income was higher than the Midwest’s in 1840, but fell to half that of the Midwest by 1880. By 1950, it was still only 70% of that of the Midwest.

    So at least a quarter of your potential family-formation and working age men killed, and a good proportion wounded – potentially so badly their chances in the family and work stakes would have been severely diminished.

    Demographics is destiny and the South bled out its future prospects for decades at the battlefront.

  25. Oh come on

    jeezus m0nty hasn’t had this much wood since Oklahoma 1995

  26. .

    Given that Obama chose him as VP and went through two successful terms with him, I think that decision was up to Obama. Clearly he had no problem with it – though there might have been a fireside chat where Obama told the old bloke to can that sort of language in future, and rightly so.

    What about Harry Reid though?

    He did prefer a light skinned negro without a negro dialect. He took this so far that he actually convinced himself that Clarence Thomas was white!

  27. ABC The Drum ✔ @ABCthedrum
    Are there statues, memorials etc in Australia which you think should be relocated/ renamed due to links to past racism?

    Any member of the Labor Party since they introduced the White Australia Policy plus anyone who was a member of the Socialist far-left hate group The Fabian Society (Gillard) which endorsed eugenics, racism and bigotry.

    That was easy.

  28. Tintarella di Luna

    Was Gillard ever a dual citizen? Someone asked the other night. It would be a way to top off her sham Premiership.

    Funny that you should ask that because her Wiki page specifically says she renounced her citizenship of the UK before entering parliament in 1998

  29. Sparkx

    Hmm Tinta, one wonders when that tidbit was entered…..

  30. Oh come on

    Biden was Obama’s impeachment insurance. Yeah there were drawbacks of having a walking gaffe-o-matic who apparently had a penchant for touching up pre-pubescent girls on film, but President Biden was simply too much for anyone to stomach, so impeachment never entered the national conversation.

    Now, when we have the benefit of hindsight, we can see just how atrocious candidate Hillary was when it’s fairly widely believed that candidate Biden would have won the WH if Hillary wasn’t nominated.

  31. Baldrick

    Literally Fascist Fried Fast Food – with a side of ((( Pizza ))) by the look of it….

    Haha, good one Myrddin

  32. Oh come on

    Biden was more brazen than Jimmy Savile wrt what he’d do on camera.

  33. duncanm

    Over the last couple of days I’ve been trying to understand where the claims from this article in the SMH came from, quote:

    Power stations are the largest source of sulfur dioxide (SO₂), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in Australia

    I dug a little and found that 2/3 of those are bullshit. Put a comment up there, but of course it hasn’t (and won’t) appear.

    The biggest lie is the one about nitrous oxides. The Government numbers (here) say that 73% of emissions come from agriculture (presumably nitrogen based fertilizers), whilst only 4% comes from ‘stationary energy’ (ie: coal, gas and fuel fired electricity).

    So — WTF?

    Digging a little more — this advocacy group (environmental justice australia) has basically been on a campaign to shut down coal fired power for many years – and gets a free run in Fairfax regularly (just do a search on ‘coal pollution site:smh.com.au’ and you’ll see what I mean).

    Their latest report (pp13) says that electricity generation is responsible for 54% of emissions of oxides of nitrogen, and does not even mention agriculture.

    Then we spot a tiny footnote: “Sources in the greater metropolitan region in NSW”

    They’ve basically ignored 3/4 of Australia’s emissions (in NO2), in order to point the finger at power stations.

    What a bunch of lying fuckers. No surprise, really.

  34. stackja

    Sparkx
    #2472834, posted on August 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm
    Hmm Tinta, one wonders when that tidbit was entered…..

    Maybe:

    This page was last edited on 9 August 2017, at 20:46

  35. .

    Bird accuses notafan of witchcraft. This board gets nuttier and nuttier. All by two-three people (not you, notafan).

  36. .

    Aww shiiit….we got ourselves a revision war!

  37. Baldrick

    Any member of the Labor Party since they introduced the White Australia Policy plus anyone who was a member of the Socialist far-left hate group The Fabian Society (Gillard) which endorsed eugenics, racism and bigotry.

    Nice idea Rusty but from the wrong side of politics.

  38. notafan

    He did prefer a light skinned negro without a negro dialect. He took this so far that he actually convinced himself that Clarence Thomas was white!

    Clarence Thomas is pretty black, got taunted by lighter skinned kids at school for it. but you are right about the accent as he did get rid of his very strong regional accent after being advised to do so at his junior seminary, (he was raised Catholic by his convert grandfather and spent a couple of years at both junior and senior seminaries before spending some time as an a young angry black man ), I think he actually spoke a form of Georgia island creole as a child.

  39. Tintarella di Luna

    Sparkx

    #2472834, posted on August 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm
    Hmm Tinta, one wonders when that tidbit was entered…..

    Maybe:

    This page was last edited on 9 August 2017, at 20:46

    I had a look at the two [7] & [8] foot notes couldn’t look at [8] because it was a Forbes magazine item but [7] I looked at and had these words Gillard became an Australian citizen in 1974 along with the rest of her family, and renounced her British citizenship before entering Parliament.

  40. notafan

    Fat Fingers are you related to Tommy Lucchese?

    Monty called me stupid, Fat Fingers called me moron

    Woo-hoo!

    It has been a great day at the cat.

  41. .

    Nothing I like more than a woman I have never met, accused of being my mother (!) who “I live in the basement of”, interstate, of being accused of witchcraft, but also supporting a global trade in “pizza”, on ships controlled by (((them))) as part of a conspiracy where they might sail off the edge of the world. Something about EUNSRR Satanic googlebots controlling the narrative because 20 posts in a row at 4:30 am is hardcore censorship.

  42. H B Bear

    Who is the Cat who scores a mention on the Media Watchdog?

  43. Yellow Peril should be relocated to the bottom of Bass Strait.

    Has Bill Shorten denounced Labor for introducing the White Australia Policy yet?

    Here, take as many rakes as you like.

  44. Sparkx

    Thanks Tinta and stackja – thought there was a bit of a whiff.

  45. stackja

    The Project Gutenberg Etext of Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant v1

    CHAPTER XVI

    There is little doubt in my mind now that the prevailing sentiment of the South would have been opposed to secession in 1860 and 1861, if there had been a fair and calm expression of opinion, unbiased by threats, and if the ballot of one legal voter had counted for as much as that of any other. But there was no calm discussion of the question. Demagogues who were too old to enter the army if there should be a war, others who entertained so high an opinion of their own ability that they did not believe they could be spared from the direction of the affairs of state in such an event, declaimed vehemently and unceasingly against the North; against its aggressions upon the South; its interference with Southern rights, etc., etc. They denounced the Northerners as cowards, poltroons, negro- worshippers; claimed that one Southern man was equal to five Northern men in battle; that if the South would stand up for its rights the North would back down. Mr. Jefferson Davis said in a speech, delivered at La Grange, Mississippi, before the secession of that State, that he would agree to drink all the blood spilled south of Mason and Dixon’s line if there should be a war. The young men who would have the fighting to do in case of war, believed all these statements, both in regard to the aggressiveness of the North and its cowardice. They, too, cried out for a separation from such people. The great bulk of the legal voters of the South were men who owned no slaves; their homes were generally in the hills and poor country; their facilities for educating their children, even up to the point of reading and writing, were very limited; their interest in the contest was very meagre–what there was, if they had been capable of seeing it, was with the North; they too needed emancipation. Under the old regime they were looked down upon by those who controlled all the affairs in the interest of slave-owners, as poor white trash who were allowed the ballot so long as they cast it according to direction.

    I am aware that this last statement may be disputed and individual testimony perhaps adduced to show that in ante-bellum days the ballot was as untrammelled in the south as in any section of the country; but in the face of any such contradiction I reassert the statement. The shot-gun was not resorted to. Masked men did not ride over the country at night intimidating voters; but there was a firm feeling that a class existed in every State with a sort of divine right to control public affairs. If they could not get this control by one means they must by another. The end justified the means. The coercion, if mild, was complete.

  46. areff

    The luvvies sure know how to look after there otherwise unemployable childre.

    Marieke Hardy‏Verified account @mariekehardy 17m17 minutes ago

    Hullo finehearts, I am the new Artistic Director of @MelbWritersFest and screamingly excited. x

    https://twitter.com/mariekehardy/status/898426022747529217

  47. Bruce of Newcastle

    ABC The Drum @ABCthedrum
    Are there statues, memorials etc in Australia which you think should be relocated/ renamed due to links to past racism?

    Yes actually. The Big Sheep should be relocated to the front lawn of Parliament House in Canberra. Seems apt. The Big Banana can go to Greens HQ since they want to build absolutely nothing anywhere near anybody, and the Big Mosquito should be moved from Hexham to the front foyer of the ABC in Ultimo, where it will be right at home with all the other parasitic bloodsucking insects.

  48. .

    Big Merino. Big Sheep! FFS, you must be ineligible for Parliament!

  49. OldOzzie

    STUFF SECTION 44…WE SHOULD LOOK CLOSER AT LABOR’S ALLEGIANCES

    Strange that Labor front bencher Ed Husic has refrained from accusing Barnaby Joyce of allegiance to a foreign power, namely New Zealand. Perhaps it’s not so strange because Husic has already demonstrated where his treasonous allegiances lie when he said, “There is no way I am walking away from my Islamic faith”. He then duly swore on his beloved Holy Koran at the Governor General, Quentin Bryce’s, swearing-in ceremony.

    Hmmm, perhaps New Zealanders want to eradicate democracy from our Constitution, maybe they are intent on chucking pillow biters off buildings or legally being able to bash their womenfolk? Maybe Kiwis are demanding we all become Islamic daggy sheep shaggers or face decapitation as apostates?

    Well, I don’t trust Australian Kiwis any further than I can pee, but I’m pretty damned sure not even they would conspire to effect an Islamic caliphate over Australasia, as a Muslim is required under Islamic law to effect, along with ISIL’s plans for the Levant.

    Section 44 of the Constitution pales to an irrelevancy when compared to swearing on the Koran when taking a solemn oath of office prior to joining an Australian Parliament. WTF?

    Ed proudly displays his allegiance to his Muslim top heavy safe Labor electorate

    “I couldn’t possibly take my oath on a Bible … I am a Muslim”, said Ed Husic. Well, someone should explain to Ed that we are a Judeo Christian nation and if he aligns himself with Islam he would be welcome in many other countries. Countries that would forbid a Bible to be sworn on.

    The ANZACS have a history of fighting off and being killed by Muslims yet there is no historical example of any Muslim coalition with Australia to fight off and be killed by any common enemy. Because we have no common enemy.

    They ARE the enemy!

    Now Ed Husic could have chosen to swear on a Bible but that would have evoked the ire of Allah and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, or he could have sworn on a copy of Barack Obama’s dodgy birth certificate, but he instead chose the Koran which makes no secret of its determination to destroy the very same Parliament in which he aims to serve.

    Shorten is playing with fire as there will be a steady stream of Laborites found to be running foul of Sec 44 between now and and when Barnaby’s case has been decided by the High Court some time this coming December.

    Bloody hell, if Shorten had a brain he would leave ol’ Barnaby alone.

  50. .

    Hullo finehearts, I am the new Artistic Director of @MelbWritersFest and screamingly excited.

    Who says we don’t have a parasitical aristocracy?

    She’s no different to Viscount “Chaddie” Chad Chaddington IV.

  51. H B Bear

    The luvvies sure know how to look after there otherwise unemployable childre.

    Well at least they didn’t put her in the Senate like the Liars Idiot Son. The outcome of that exercise is still working its way through the courts.

  52. GerardO

    Trump can tweet all he likes about bullets soaked in pig’s blood, but the awful truth is that the US government aids & abets the worst proponents of Islamic terrorism.

  53. OldOzzie

    XENOPHON AN OUT OF TUNE BALAFON

    Xenophon explained, “The ABC/SBS has always been fair and balanced, but only when both views have merit”. His arrogance is breathtaking. Nick Xenophon explained in his best Lefty logic that the ABC should not allow equivalent air time to those who oppose things like global warming. Hmmm, I guess that applies to all opinions Nick agrees with, and it’s quite likely that the ABC/SBS will feel the same way.

    And of course Xenophon is yet another SA germ that is beyond the reach of antibiotics.

    Nick won’t agree to the public knowing what the wages carve-up is when almost half of the entire ABC/SBS budget of $1.5 billion goes into the pockets of the lazy Lefties that run a public broadcaster that no-one watches, despite the fact it’s the public that is paying these obscene wages to a private phalanx of Left loonies who believe passionately in their own infallibility and the public’s stupidity.

    No wonder the sacked journos from Fairfax have rushed to the ABC for their slice of the gigantic cake, while impartial journos are driving cabs and flipping hamburgers.

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    PM confident on High Court MPs citizenship case
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    The Australian
    11:34AM August 18, 2017
    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    Canberra
    @gregbrown_TheOz

    Oppositon foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong says Malcolm Turnbull needs to restore “legitimacy” to the government and sack Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash from cabinet while questions remain about their eligibility to sit in parliament.

    Senator Wong launched into the government today after Senator Nash told the Senate last night she may be a British citizen because her father was born in Scotland.

    Senator Nash, the deputy leader of the Nationals, and Mr Joyce will stay in cabinet while the High Court assesses their eligibility.

    Nationals senator Matt Canavan resigned from cabinet this month he discovered he was a dual Italian citizen.

    “This is a government coming apart at the seams. The Prime Minister needs to act to restore legitimacy, to move away from this chaos, and the first step in that is to ensure that Mr Joyce and Senator Nash step aside from their cabinet roles, as was required of Senator Canavan,” Senator Wong said.

    Breaking news. So that Wong chap has produced the evidence of her citizenship has she?

  55. Derp

    OldOzzie, go and yell at some clouds.

    If someone has a different faith and wishes to take their oath on their religious text book they are entitled to do so regardless if they are Ed Husic or Daniel Mookhey. Until and unless they break the law it’s not treason and you sound like a frothing kook to even equate it as such.

  56. Baldrick

    You get an honourable mention in this week’s Media Watch Dog custard.

  57. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1329

    But you and many others here are spending large amounts of energy defending Nazis. It is most curious.

    And you refuse to spend any energy condemning communists. It is most curious.

  58. herodotus

    1. Headline: The Independent says Trump’s presidency is effectively over.
    2. Iranian Ayatollah reportedly calls for white supremacy to end. How about off-white weird beard supremacy?

  59. notafan

    Bemused by the Pickering rant too, do atheists get sworn in on the bible, I doubt it.

    The least of our worries.

    What did Sam Dastardly do?

  60. OldOzzie

    Now for something Totally Irrelevant

    Why there only FOUR passport colours in the world – and the reason Britain’s is burgundy

    PASSPORT news: There are only four colours of passports around the world, and they each mean something different.

    Brexit has sparked a fresh dispute over the colour of the British passport.

    Many have questioned whether the burgundy hue will be changed back to navy blue as it was before the UK joined the European Union.

    The pervading heated debate proves there is a lot more meaning behind the colour of your passport than simply aesthetics.

    Passports come in only four broad colour categories, with varying shades attached to each, according to one expert.

    Hrant Boghossian from the Arton Group, which runs the Passport Index, said travel documents are either red, black, blue or green.

    He added: “Within each colour hue, we see vast variations. There are in fact many passport colours.”

    There are “many possible scenarios” that lead countries to choose their own colour, according to Mr Boghossian.

    Red passport

    The British passport falls into the ‘red’ category with its shining burgundy hue.

    All EU member states have the same colour, with the exception of Croatia.

    There are several theories as to why this colour was chosen, including a sign of unity between nations.

    Mr Boghossian says it’s likely mired in communist ties.

    He said: “Some could argue that the burgundy red is due to a past communist history.

    “The passport of Turkey has changed to burgundy as it hopes to join the EU.”

    The Andean Community of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru also have burgundy passports.

    Switzerland falls into the same colour category with its bright red travel document, to match its national flag.

    Green passport

    Thought to have been the favourite colour of the Prophet Muhammad, green is often used for religious reasons.

    Mr Boghossian said: ”Most Islamic states use green passports because of the importance of the colour in their religion.”

    Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan all fall into this category.

    Economic Community of West African States – including Niger and Senegal – also have green passports.

    Blue passport

    Believed to represent the “new world”, the colour blue has been chosen by 15 Caribbean countries.

    South American nations including Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay also use blue passports.

    The US adopted a blue travel document in 1976, but has used the colours of red and green in its past.

    Canada and Australia have also chosen shades of blue.

    Black passport

    This colour is often used for practical reasons, with dark colours showing up less grime and general wear and tear.

    Black passports are used by New Zealand because it is the country’s national hue.

    The Republic of Botswana and Zambia fall in the same colour category.

  61. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1433

    Is there no one on this site who can denounce Nazis without then backsliding into defending them?

    Is it possible that m0nty on this site can condemn the crimes of communism?

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    http://www.newsweek.com/zimbabwe-president-robert-mugabe-white-farmers-651326

    His Captivating Magnificence, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, says that the murderers of white farmers in 2000, will never be prosecuted…

  63. herodotus

    Getting home from the shops and finding that your Tatziki dip, or milk, or whatever, has the word Skinny or Lite on it is as annoying as buying conditioner when you wanted shampoo.

  64. Pedro the Ignorant

    Advice from the Attorney-General’s Department has confirmed that members making the oath of allegiance are not bound to use the authorised version of the Bible:

    The oath of allegiance need not necessarily be made on the authorised version of the Bible, although this has been the common practice. A Member may recite the oath while holding another form of Christian holy book, or, in respect of a non-Christian faith, a book or work of such a nature. The essential requirement is that every Member taking an oath should take it in a manner which affects his or her conscience regardless of whether a holy book is used or not.[44]

    From the APH website.

  65. Britain is communist because its passports are burgundy. Only at the Cat. Yeesh.

  66. Did Nick Xenophon’s old man emigrate from Cyprus on a Brit passport.
    Heard a whisper …

  67. stackja

    OldOzzie
    #2472875, posted on August 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm
    Now for something Totally Irrelevant

    Why there only FOUR passport colours in the world – and the reason Britain’s is burgundy

    Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by Ealing Studios and starring Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford and Hermione Baddeley.
    In post-Second World War London, an unexploded bomb detonates in Miramont Gardens, Pimlico. The explosion reveals a buried cellar containing artwork, coins, jewellery and an ancient manuscript. The document is authenticated by the historian Professor Hatton-Jones as a royal charter of Edward IV that ceded a house and its estates to Charles VII, the last Duke of Burgundy, when he sought refuge there after being presumed dead at the 1477 Battle of Nancy. As the charter had never been revoked, an area of Pimlico is declared to still be a legal part of Burgundy.

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Xenophon checks citizen status with Britain
    The Australian
    10:07AM August 18, 2017
    360
    Rosie Lewis
    Reporter
    Canberra
    @rosieslewis

    Senate powerbroker Nick Xenophon says his Cypriot father would be “absolutely horrified” at the prospect of him being a British citizen, as he investigates his status with the UK Home office.

    Senator Xenophon, the leader of a crucial bloc of three upper house MPs, was born in Australia in 1959 to a Greek mother and Cypriot father, Theo Xenophou, who migrated to Australia after World War II. Cyprus was a British crown colony between 1925 and 1960.

    Senator confirmed he was checking with the UK Home Office if he was British by descent through his father, and said he was “shocked” when the suggestion was raised with him at the end of last week.

    “The great irony here is that my father left Cyprus in 1951 in order to get away from British occupation of Cyprus. The suggestion that I could be a British citizen is something that would absolutely horrify my father given the reasons why he left Cyprus in the first place to get away from British occupation,” he said.

    So Papa came to Australia to get away from the British?

  69. stackja

    stackja
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #2472884, posted on August 18, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Foiled again.

  70. Roger

    So Papa came to Australia to get away from the British?

    And, whether wittingly or unwittingly, remained a British subject.

  71. Bruce of Newcastle

    Britain is communist because its passports are burgundy. Only at the Cat. Yeesh.

    I can just see M0nty in 2018 presenting his new rainbow coloured passport at Riyadh airport after PM Bill Shorten announces that as he is now transitioning the Australian Passport colour should better reflect diversidee.

  72. Robber Baron

    Hat off to Alan Jones for calling George Brandis a “flog” today.

    He reacted as though his favorite glory hole was boarded up by the local council and teared up gazing at the spot where his knees usually rested reminiscing about hours of joy that will never return.

  73. Beef

    I hear that Confederate Statues are being updated. Calls to reflect modern values being adopted.

    “Official participation certificate, 2nd place”

  74. notafan

    Oh dear I looked up George Brandis and the first search return at Google was

    National Security – Report Suspicious Activity To – nationalsecurity.gov.au‎

    I think they want me to dob myself in

  75. Stimpson J. Cat

    “Official participation certificate, 2nd place”

    There is no 2nd place when everyone who takes part is a winner.
    Everyone knows this.

  76. JC

    Ho was lunch Stimson? I had an Italian version of sashimi as a starter, then Raviolis stuffed with prawns washed down with a small coffee. Lunch at Il Barcaro.

  77. Robert Mc

    linky to

    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Julia_Gillard&action=history

    Way back in the 13 January 2017 version it says she renounced her British citizenship. Disappointing for you, huh?

    .

  78. herodotus

    Only at the Cat. Yeesh.
    You must love it, Malmont. You’re always here.

  79. custard

    Just saw it Balders who’d a thunk it!

    LOL

  80. egg_

    You must love it, Malmont. You’re always here.

    Rake fetishist.

  81. egg_

    He reacted as though his favorite glory hole was boarded up by the local council and teared up gazing at the spot where his knees usually rested reminiscing about hours of joy that will never return.

    Was he wearing his knee pads in Parliament?

  82. JC

    Spooky stuff on Fridays.

    A few months before John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln, the president’s oldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln, stood on a train platform in Jersey City, New Jersey. A throng of passengers began to press the young man backwards, and he fell into the open space between the platform and a moving train. Suddenly, a hand reached out and pulled the president’s son to safety by the coat collar. Robert Todd Lincoln immediately recognized his rescuer: famous actor Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes. (In another eerie coincidence, on the day of Edwin Booth’s funeral—June 9, 1893—Ford’s Theatre collapsed, killing 22 people.)

  83. Delta A

    your Tatziki dip, or milk, or whatever, has the word Skinny or Lite on it

    It’s easy to make your own:

    250gms Greek Yoghurt, one large Lebanese cucumber (grated), fresh, pressed garlic to taste (I use a large or 2 smallish), small splash of lemon juice or vinegar, salt and ground pepper to taste. Finally, add one third cup of olive all and give the entire mix a jolly good beating.

    Best enjoyed with my secret Yiros (or donor kebab or whatever) marinated lamb… but that’s another recipe.

  84. egg_

    Bemused by the Pickering rant too, do atheists get sworn in on the bible, I doubt it.

    The least of our worries.

    What did Sam Dastardly do?

    He had to stand on a Bible to swear on the Koran?

  85. I think our Judeo-Christian heritage generally needs to be defended, but I really don’t care if people swear oaths of allegiance on a Phantom comic if that is relevant to them.

  86. zyconoclast

    The least of our worries.
    What did Sam Dastardly do?
    He had to stand on a Bible to swear on the Koran?

    Didn’t he just pass the invoices to his Chinese sugar daddy?

  87. egg_

    ABC The Drum ✔ @ABCthedrum
    Are there statues, memorials etc in Australia which you think should be relocated/ renamed due to links to past racism?

    NEN9 Tamworth’s official signage for decades was an Aborigine sending smoke signals – was that raaaaaacist!?

  88. Oh dear I looked up George Brandis and the first search return at Google was …

    Heads which look like puddings?

  89. thefrolickingmole

    I would love to see this used against the gaying up of defence, but strangely its only “political” if its anti..
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/18/far-right-campaigner-bernard-gaynor-fails-to-overturn-dismissal-from-army

    Monty wants to punch him, after all hes been labeled “far right” which we know is code word for Nazi!!!

    Far-right campaigner Bernard Gaynor has lost his bid to overturn his dismissal from the Australian defence force.

    Gaynor won a case against the ADF in 2015, claiming that sacking him in 2013 for publicly criticising policies aimed at reducing discrimination towards women and homosexuals had breached his right to free speech.

    But the federal court later ruled the ADF was within its rights to sack the former major and Iraq war veteran-turned-reservist.

    During a complex hearing at the high court in Brisbane on Friday, justices Anthony Keane and James Edelman were told the appeal against the chief of defence force’s decision hinged, in part, on military regulations about the suitability of officers to serve.

    Those included following orders and official ADF policy, which prohibits its members from making political statements.

    ..

    Gaynor had been sacked after saying he did not want gay people teaching his children, and engaged in a public stoush with high-profile transgender army officer Cate McGregor.

  90. Delta A

    I’ve been out of the loop for a while.

    Where’s Blair?

  91. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking for whichever Cat – muddy, IIRC – recommended Admiral Sir Reginald Hall’s memoirs – great reading! (Hall was the bloke who used the intercepted “Zimmerman Telegram ” to drag the United States into World War 1, practically over Woodrow Wilson’s dead body.)

  92. JC

    James Murdoch, chief executive of Fox News’ parent company, became the latest corporate leader to blast President Donald Trump over his response to the recent racially charged attack in Charlottesville, Va.

    “(W)hat we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the president of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free people,” Murdoch wrote in an email letter to friends. “These events remind us all why vigilance against hate and bigotry is an eternal obligation — a necessary discipline for the preservation of our way of life and our ideals.”

    He’s only in that position because dad put him there. Who gives a shit what this little nimrod thinks.

  93. Rococo Liberal

    Anyone wanting proff about the decline of America only has to watch this:

  94. Gab

    Those included following orders and official ADF policy, which prohibits its members from making political statements.

    Really? How come that muslim navy thing wasn’t sacked over her political comments?

  95. Baldrick

    Robert Mc
    #2472901, posted on August 18, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Fuck off Grigory van der Muzzlehatch troll.

  96. H B Bear

    Don’t really see Brandis a glory hole kinda guy. Crawling around in a nappy being whipped seems more his style. Chrissy Pyne on the other hand …

  97. Beef

    True it is Stimpson. Yet participation, is the default mind set. It’s clearly not enough now. Desperate times. Nazis everywhere, like ninja. Overnight Sensation*

    Swamps named ‘Washington’ will have Antifa justice on their arse.
    People choosing to be there must be Nazi, surely the reasoning is sound.

    *Prophet Zappa

  98. Delta A

    Rococo Liberal

    #2472922, posted on August 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Not game to say what those debaters sound like. Something simian… I mean, similar, to the little engine that could.

  99. Beef

    This limited character driven assessment of Democracy’s farce is my favourite to date,

    Mark Romano‏ @TheMarkRomano Aug 15

    Two hate-groups fight each other in public.

    Only one side gets blamed.

    Why?

    Because the Media is part of one of the hate-groups.

  100. srr

    WTH?

    It’s Friday night and working men are already on the way to being pissed, and still no Friday Open Thread?

    Is this the slow slide into the end …………………?

  101. Geriatric Mayfly

    Anyone wanting proff about the decline of America only has to watch this:

    Almost as intelligible as post-modernist gibberish. Perhaps it is the very same, modified for minorities.

  102. srr

    ill Mitchell Retweeted
    Joel Fischer 🇺🇸‏ @JoelFischerNYC 7h7 hours ago

    🚨Police release sketch of suspect responsible for America’s racial divide.

    https://twitter.com/JoelFischerNYC/status/898359345745973249
    He’ll be prosecuted to the fullest extent.
    #SocialismSucks
    #MAGA

  103. calli

    Are you feeling better srr? I saw your early morning post and worried all day.

  104. Mark from Melbourne

    [spacechook]

    TE (waaaaaay upthread)…

    If your tickets to Hampstead are free, then they are only slightly overpriced.

    This is, I suppose, a RomCom, with no com and the smallest amount of rom you can possibly imagine. There is not a well-drawn character in the whole thing, and even some of the stereotypes are poorly and shallowly drawn, if that be possible. Diane Keaton is, well, Diane Keaton. A lot older than the Annie Hall days, but still with that same ability to give “wooden” a new name. The dude who plays the tramp tries desperately to dig himself out from under a mountain of stereotype, but fails dismally. The rest of the cast obviously gave up when they read the script, and just phoned in performances for the bucks.

    The plot, such as it is, has more in common with a Grade One reader than anything else.

    Those are the highlights. It goes downhill from there.

    [/spacechook]

  105. zyconoclast

    Rococo Liberal
    #2472922, posted on August 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm
    Anyone wanting proff about the decline of America only has to watch this:
    https://youtu.be/fmO-ziHU_D8

    Slam poetry is much better than this.
    These girls are more articulate and better dressed.

  106. val majkus

    Mark Steyn on Barcelona and other Muslim related events

  107. Snoopy

    Best enjoyed with my secret Yiros (or donor kebab or whatever) marinated lamb…

    In 1978 wonderful lamb yiros was everywhere in Greece. In 2016 I couldn’t find one shop selling lamb yiros. Just chicken and pork. Thank you, EU.

  108. jupes

    Those included following orders and official ADF policy, which prohibits its members from making political statements.

    Really? How come that muslim navy thing wasn’t sacked over her political comments?

    Because the term ‘political statements’ only refers to conservative statements. Left wing and Muslim statements aren’t political. They are ADF policy.

  109. rickw

    I can just see M0nty in 2018 presenting his new rainbow coloured passport at Riyadh airport after PM Bill Shorten announces that as he is now transitioning the Australian Passport colour should better reflect diversidee.

    Riyadh? He won’t even go to Malmö!

  110. jupes

    As a reminder to everyone how much the Army has been captured by the left:

    Homos are allowed to march in uniform in the gay mardi gras.

    Diggers are not allowed to drink alcohol in uniform even on Anzac Day.

  111. johanna

    This item reminds me yet again why I have happily departed the Glorious People’s Democratic Republic of the ACT. Apparently, both parents and children now need publicly funded “bush parks” in the city before they can take the hazardous leap into real Aussie bushland:

    Stepping stone for cautious parents

    Ms Sadlier said giving children the freedom to explore nature would propel their development.

    It would also help their parents, she said.

    “We also want parents to feel comfortable with their kids climbing trees, climbing on logs, playing in the grass or playing with dirt.

    “These parks are a stepping stone to going and playing in the bush and nature reserves around Canberra.”

    The nature playgrounds would encourage parents to actively play with their kids rather than sit by and watch, Ms Sadlier said.

    “At these parks, parents can help their children learn to manage risk in adventurous activity.

    “So many of the newer playgrounds around don’t have tanbark anymore, they have soft fall.

    Unbelievable.

    In Canberra, you are surrounded by parkland in the city, and less than a half hour drive from actual bush, anywhere you live.

    Yet the gubbmint is using public money to build “transition zones” for the scary steps from city to bush. FMD. No wonder my rates were skyrocketing.

    When my olds lobbed from The Netherlands with small children in the late 1950s, they had never seen anything remotely like the Australian bush, complete with its snakes and various bities. Yet, I have photos of us picnicking in The Royal National Park within a year of our arrival.

    It’s another example of the SJW program of using taxpayer money to create jobs for themselves, based on lies about how helpless the general populace is.

  112. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australia could have saved Sharrouf kids

    Lisa Martin
    Australian Associated Press
    5:58PM August 18, 2017

    Defence Minister Marise Payne has hinted Australia could have prevented the likely deaths of Khaled Sharrouf’s children in a US airstrike on an Islamic State stronghold in Syria.

    Ms Payne confirmed there are reliable reports Australia’s most-wanted terrorist and his two sons – Abdullah, 12 and Zarqawi, 11 – were killed last week.

    Senator Payne won’t say whether Australia played an operational role in their deaths.

    “I’m not going to go into the details,” she told Sky News on Friday.

    Asked about the rules of engagement in war zones in situations involving children, Senator Payne said: “We take every care to ensure that those who are not part of the direct (terrorist) activity are not caught up in those processes.”

    “From time-to-time they will be.”

    Senator Payne acknowledged Australia and other nations had the power to “red flag” coalition airstrike attacks.

    “It’s not as simple as saying Australia can green light an attack. It’s a very complex process,” she said.

    “Every single circumstance is different every single circumstance is considered on its merits.”

    Director-General of Security Duncan Lewis declined to comment on the reports when quizzed by reporters in Canberra.

    Breaking news, from the Oz. Stand by for the hurty face, tilty head social justice warriors…poor, innocent children, they were Australian citizens…

  113. Snoopy

    The Muslim backlash to Pauline Hanson’s outrageous provocation was quick in coming. Sorry, Barcelona.

  114. Snoopy

    Has Brandis condemned the Barcelona attack? Where is that sobbing arsewhipe?

  115. herodotus

    Thanks for the Tatziki recipe Delta.

  116. jupes

    “It’s not as simple as saying Australia can green light an attack. It’s a very complex process,” she said.

    Yeah well, maybe if it was a simple process IS would have been defeated years ago.

    Send the lawyers home and let the warriors get on with the job.

  117. C.L.

    Anyone wanting proff about the decline of America only has to watch this:

    Wow.

  118. herodotus

    Blair is said to be visiting Iowahawk in the states.

  119. Snoopy

    Pershing didn’t dip bullets in pig’s blood. He just convinced Muslims he did. Stupid Trump!

  120. C.L.

    “These events remind us all why vigilance against hate and bigotry is an eternal obligation — a necessary discipline for the preservation of our way of life and our ideals.”

    Odd that Murdoch didn’t donate some money to the Scalise family after the Majority Whip was shot by a Democrat during a massacre attempt in Washington DC.

  121. .

    Robert Mc
    #2472901, posted on August 18, 2017 at 5:25 pm
    linky to

    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Julia_Gillard&action=history

    Way back in the 13 January 2017 version it says she renounced her British citizenship. Disappointing for you, huh?

    .

    Now, why would you get your jollies in pointing out that this was a disappointment for me?

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Muslim backlash to Pauline Hanson’s outrageous provocation was quick in coming. Sorry, Barcelona.

    With all due condolences to the city of Barcelona, it reinforced Ms Hanson’s point exactly…

  123. H B Bear

    Nature playgrounds are the current trend at the moment. Contractors are cleaning up ripping up old playgrounds and dumping logs and shit in their place. There is one going in over the road under a series of moreton bay figs that we used to climb as kids. Oh well its only my rates.

  124. jupes

    Yet the gubbmint is using public money to build “transition zones” for the scary steps from city to bush. FMD. No wonder my rates were skyrocketing.

    FMD indeed.

    What sort of lily- livered pansies have we become?

  125. johanna

    The CSA (and the states that emerged from it after it was destroyed) were characteristically poverty-stricken and backward for all but the privileged few. As one example of how far behind the north the south were – Thomas Sowell cites US Army statistics taken from the WW1 draft which showed that, across populations, northern blacks had higher IQs than southern whites.

    Yet, we still have people here who claim that average IQ scores demonstrate immutable racial characteristics.

  126. .

    Yet, we still have people here who claim that average IQ scores demonstrate immutable racial characteristics.

    Only when convenient of course.

  127. Baldrick

    Anyone wanting proff about the decline of America only has to watch this:

    Does anybody know what was the actual topic for debate? It just sounded like mumbo-jumbo leftard speak.

  128. .

    WTF are those poor black gals gibbering on about?

  129. calli

    That “debate” (courtesy of Rococco Liberal) brought back happy memories of my first school debate.

    To think I struggled with the Negative Proposition of “It is better to travel than to arrive”.

    If only hyperventilation and interpretive dance had been permitted. It would have been a shoo-in.

  130. Roger

    The predictable platitudes of mealy mouthed Western leaders uttered in response to the latest jihadi attack from behind the protection of bullet proof glass and security details are sickening. Trump excepted.

  131. egg_

    Don’t really see Brandis a glory hole kinda guy. Crawling around in a nappy being whipped seems more his style.

    In a nappy & bib at the glory hole?

  132. Geriatric Mayfly

    Latest Updates on the Barcelona Terror Attack
    Spanish police kill 5 suspected terrorists believed to be planning additional attacks.
    PJM

    No mucking about here. Should be more of it. Occasionally they might plug a ‘moderate Moozlie’ for which there should be a brief enquiry and a penalty of little consequence.

  133. Roger

    ABC The Drum ✔ @ABCthedrum
    Are there statues, memorials etc in Australia which you think should be relocated/ renamed due to links to past racism?

    The bust of Gough Whitlam in Ballarat’s Avenue of PMs in the Botanical Gardens.

    Gough’s prejudice against Balts and the Vietnamese is on the public record.

    Social justice now!

  134. zyconoclast

    Ireland’s gay prime minister will march in Montreal Gay Pride with Trudeau

    MONTREAL, August 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ireland’s first openly homosexual prime minister is about to become the first foreign head of state to march in a homosexual pride parade with Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
    Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will join Trudeau in Montreal’s Pride Parade on Sunday as part of his four-day visit to Canada that begins Saturday, the Liberal government announced earlier this week.

  135. .

    Geez some of the links in you tube are insisting I watch. They’ve been there for months.

    God this old fucker is full of shit.

    Uber is a scam! Businesses charging fees is a scam! All taxis are scams! Only socialism ensures quality!

    I’ve been in Uber and taxis, and I know which I prefer.

    Funny he keeps on bringing up insurance – which is a capitalist device.

    Why Uber Is A Scam – Math Explains

    No, you’re an idiot love. Taxis are monopolies and so they screw the driver and the consumer. Monopoly seller of services and a monopsony buyer of labour.

    But MATH! SCIENCE!

    So full of shit.

    LOL

    “Thought about subscribing until you said you were affiliated with TYT.”

  136. Robert Mc

    Floater. It’s you. Thank heavens. For a moment I thought I’d stepped on a dog turd.

  137. rickw

    Latest Updates on the Barcelona Terror Attack
    Spanish police kill 5 suspected terrorists believed to be planning additional attacks.

    Strange compared to Australia, wounded terrorists and dead bystanders being the norm.

  138. Baldrick

    Has Brandis condemned the Barcelona attack? Where is that sobbing arsewhipe?

    He’s still busy trying to downplay his, “People do have a right to be bigots,” speech and his latest attack on Hanson.

  139. .

    That debate thing is so bad. It is like a joke out of “High School High”.

    Schiff explains how the 5 minute video went “missing”.

  140. rickw

    Yet, we still have people here who claim that average IQ scores demonstrate immutable racial characteristics.

    Johanna, those stats contain an extremely relevant fact “poor poverty stricken south”. The importance of nutrition in supporting IQ. In short if you’re importing “poor poverty stricken” from anywhere, you are importing low IQ.

  141. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    MONTREAL, August 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ireland’s first openly homosexual prime minister is about to become the first foreign head of state to march in a homosexual pride parade with Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    must.trash.birthrates.harder

  142. Makka

    Spanish police kill 5 suspected terrorists believed to be planning additional attacks.

    Excellent result and minimal on costs. Should be much more of it.

  143. Nick

    I’m still amazed at how we’ve moved from the Islam is the religion of peace/it’s not an Islam problem at all, to ‘we need Muslims so they can tell us when their brothers plan on attacking us’ .

  144. .

    Wow, Septimus is really upset that I questioned Gillard’s dual nationality.

    She owes the taxpayer a shit tonne of shampoo.

  145. Delta A

    Thanks for the Tatziki recipe Delta.

    Herodotus, I serve this as a nibbly with pita bread salted, peppered and fried with a spray of olive oil, then cut into sections. However, during our travels in the Eastern states, we found very few places that actually sold pita. Substitute with any flat or Turkish bread.

    Very yummy! 🙂

  146. rickw

    MONTREAL, August 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ireland’s first openly homosexual prime minister is about to become the first foreign head of state to march in a homosexual pride parade with Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    I hope they’re walking in front of the float with the huge mecatronic arse being vigorously fucked by the huge mecatronic dick.

  147. jupes

    I’m still amazed at how we’ve moved from the Islam is the religion of peace/it’s not an Islam problem at all, to ‘we need Muslims so they can tell us when their brothers plan on attacking us’ .

    Yes indeed.

    Next stage: Soldiers in the streets.

    Won’t be long now.

  148. Snoopy

    Tree-felling deaths lead to coroner’s call for chainsaw training, ban on under-16 use

    Is there a coroner in the country who is not a nannying deadshit?

  149. egg_

    Wow, Septimus is really upset that I questioned Gillard’s dual nationality.

    Not that he’s a Leftoid or anything?

  150. Muddy

    Zulu.
    Yes, it was me, re. Sir Reginald Hall’s biography. Thanks, good to hear. I don’t yet have a copy myself, but have just ordered the intelligence services in Northern Ireland book that I think you mentioned a few weeks ago.

  151. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Next stage: Soldiers in the streets.

    Won’t be long now.

    Not sure about that, jupes. There will be even more grovelling along the lines of “Haven’t we been nice enough? How can we demonstrate our total subservience to your religion?”

  152. cohenite

    Did Pauline Hanson go too far by wearing a burqa in Parliament? Poll results:

    https://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/polls/55

  153. jupes

    Spanish police kill 5 suspected terrorists believed to be planning additional attacks.

    Excellent result and minimal on costs. Should be much more of it.

    Yep. That’s how to do it.

  154. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Pershing didn’t dip bullets in pig’s blood. He just convinced Muslims he did. Stupid Trump!

    gullibly responding to media. trump said study pershing, nothing about bullets or pigs blood.

  155. Roger

    Xenophon concedes: this parliament is a train wreck.

    Prorogue this parliament!

    What are the G-G’s advisers doing?

  156. rickw

    Did Pauline Hanson go too far by wearing a burqa in Parliament? Poll results:

    https://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/polls/55

    The result is the classic demonstration that 10% of the population are complete idiots.

  157. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu.
    Yes, it was me, re. Sir Reginald Hall’s biography. Thanks, good to hear. I don’t yet have a copy myself, but have just ordered the intelligence services in Northern Ireland book that I think you mentioned a few weeks ago.

    I read Barbara Tuchman’s book on the Zimmerman Telegram more years ago then I care to remember, and that began an interest in such matters.

    I’m transitioning into retirement, and there is at least an hour each morning, drinking coffee and reading – it’s solving the problem of so many books, so little time. All the best.

  158. jupes

    Xenophon concedes: this parliament is a train wreck.

    Especially since that fuckwit was elected to it.

  159. jupes

    The result is the classic demonstration that 10% of the population are complete idiots.

    What is the average Greens vote again?

  160. Geriatric Mayfly

    I hope they’re walking in front of the float with the huge mecatronic arse being vigorously fucked by the huge mecatronic dick.

    Round and round went the bloody big wheel, in and out went the prick of steel. Now why is that lurking deep in the memory bank? What’s the rest of it again?

  161. Delta A

    What is the average Greens vote again?

    Touche.

  162. BrettW

    Why dont the ABC cut out the middlemen and just produce their own list so their mates on the left can start the purge.

    ABC The Drum ✔ @ABCthedrum
    Are there statues, memorials etc in Australia which you think should be relocated/ renamed due to links to past racism?

  163. cohenite

    Apparently greens senator peter whish-Wilson (what the fuck) shook Hanson’s hand as she walked into the senate in her burqa not realising it was Hanson;

    https://www.facebook.com/Sunrise/videos/10154765086535887/

    Traitor.

  164. Makka

    There will be even more grovelling along the lines of “Haven’t we been nice enough? How can we demonstrate our total subservience to your religion?”

    Wait until SSM is passed. Then, moslems , with the aggressive support of the filthy left, will be clamouring for polygamy and lowering the age of consent because; religious freedom, equality, wacism, human rights etc etc.

  165. jupes

    I love Friday night. I don’t (usually) drink during the week so look forward to a bottle or two to start the weekend.

    Tonight’s tipples: An Israeli Merlot (finished) and a Barbera del Monferrato Superiore

  166. Roger

    Spanish police kill 5 suspected terrorists believed to be planning additional attacks.
    Excellent result and minimal on costs. Should be much more of it.

    But also reports of credible intelligence not acted upon.

  167. zyconoclast

    Council on American-Islamic Relations: Tear Down Every Confederate Memorial

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights group, is calling on state and local governments all over the United States to tear down all monuments and memorials commemorating Confederate leaders and the short-lived Confederate States of America.

    CAIR joined several groups asking for the removal of Confederate memorials in the wake of a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally that turned violent over the weekend. At the Charlottesville, Va. rally, James Alex Fields, a rally attendee, allegedly plowed his grey Dodge Challenger through a large group of people on a pedestrian mall. One woman, Heather Heyer, died in the incident. About 20 other people suffered injuries.
    Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, urged state and local governments to erase every symbol and every vestige of Confederate history immediately.
    “A fitting response to the deadly terror attack on anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville would be for officials in states and cities nationwide to immediately announce that every street, every school, every flag, and every public memorial honoring those who took up arms in defense of white supremacy and slavery will be removed or have its name changed to instead honor those who fought for civil rights,” Awad said in a statement to The Daily Caller.

    “Removal of these memorials would be a small step forward in turning the page on the darkest period in our nation’s history,” Awad also said.

  168. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Round and round went the bloody big wheel, in and out went the prick of steel

    An airman told me before he died

    And I have no reason to believe he lied”

    are the only lines fit to be reproduced on a family blog – dignity and decorum prevent me from reproducing the rest….

  169. jupes

    Wait until SSM is passed. Then, moslems , with the aggressive support of the filthy left, will be clamouring for polygamy and lowering the age of consent because; religious freedom, equality, wacism, human rights etc etc.

    No no. We have been assured that there will be no slippery slope.

  170. Robber Baron

    I want Hanson to wear her burqa to the mid-year ball and every other parlimentary event hosted by loathesome Maol.

  171. Baldrick

    The result is the classic demonstration that 10% of the population are complete idiots.

    Don’t forget to add the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party too.

  172. Pickles

    Now we come to the tragic bit
    There was no way of stopping it..

  173. Tel

    Yeah well, maybe if it was a simple process IS would have been defeated years ago.

    Send the lawyers home and let the warriors get on with the job.

    Yeah, well the Russians already did exactly that… and very successfully.

    Mind you, they didn’t start out worrying about human rights all that much to begin with.

  174. BrettW

    From the Daily Mail.
    Australian born cyclist Shane Perkins has switched alliances and will represent Russia
    Olympian won a bronze at London 2012 but was left out of last year’s Rio games
    Vladimir Putin personally signed off move as the 30-year-old targets Tokyo 2020
    Perkins shared his overwhelming joy on Twitter after gaining Russian citizenship

    Wonder how much this guy has received in AUS funding during his career ?

  175. Muddy

    Why has Trump not yet declared CAIR an extremist organisation? They need to be financially shredded.

  176. Robert Mc

    Now, why would you get your jollies in pointing out that this was a disappointment for me?

    Ought (ok if I call you Ought?), stackja, Sparkx & Tinta were salivating a bit about whether the Red Dalek was a Brit when she was elected, viz:

    stackja
    #2472840, posted on August 18, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Sparkx
    #2472834, posted on August 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm
    Hmm Tinta, one wonders when that tidbit was entered…..

    Maybe:

    This page was last edited on 9 August 2017, at 20:46

    Then stackja said this:

    stackja
    #2472842, posted on August 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    linky to

    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Julia_Gillard&action=history

    Then (without repeating the stackja quote here), I said:

    Robert Mc
    #2472901, posted on August 18, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Way back in the 13 January 2017 version it says she renounced her British citizenship. Disappointing for you, huh?

    Last I knew, Ought, you were none of the 3 commenters mentioned. So, what I said had fuck all to do with you.

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, urged state and local governments to erase every symbol and every vestige of Confederate history immediately.
    “A fitting response to the deadly terror attack on anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville would be for officials in states and cities nationwide to immediately announce that every street, every school, every flag, and every public memorial honoring those who took up arms in defense of white supremacy and slavery will be removed or have its name changed to instead honor those who fought for civil rights,” Awad said in a statement to The Daily Caller.

    Nobody has ever taken up arms in defense of Islamic supremacy, and slaves aren’t still being traded, in Islamic nation, over a hundred years after the Southern Confederacy went into involuntarily liquidation? F.M.S.

  178. C.L.

    The predictable platitudes of mealy mouthed Western leaders uttered in response to the latest jihadi attack from behind the protection of bullet proof glass and security details are sickening. Trump excepted.

    Yeah, I heard Bishop solemnly pronouncing that Australia Stands With Spain on the news.
    What does this even mean?
    In what way will we “stand” with Spain?

  179. Pickles

    <a href=" “> Friday evening family entertainment with Oscar brand. Grandpa’s favourite.

  180. Ireland’s gay prime minister will march in Montreal Gay Pride with Trudeau
    MONTREAL, August 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ireland’s first openly homosexual prime minister is about to become the first foreign head of state to march in a homosexual pride parade with Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    For a moment I thought that read: “mate with” Trudeau.
    I need to update my optical prescription.

    Btw: News bulletin to the practitioner of j’ism who wrote that article, the Prime Minister of Ireland is not the Head of State, that role belongs to the President or Ireland.

  181. Muddy

    Since its founding in 1993, the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has presented itself publicly as a benign Muslim American “civil rights organization.” From that time to this, however, the United States government has known that CAIR actually is an entity founded by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian franchise: Hamas, a group officially designated since 1994 as a terrorist organization.

    Link.

  182. Snoopy

    In what way will we “stand” with Spain?

    On our knees with head bowed.

  183. Stimpson J. Cat

    Last I knew, Ought, you were none of the 3 commenters mentioned. So, what I said had fuck all to do with you.

    You pompous sack of sickeningly stiff socks.
    Be thankful anyone deigns to acknowledge your ridiculously rancid presence.
    Now applaud, and show your gratitude for me brightening up your otherwise empty life.

  184. johanna

    H B Bear
    #2472969, posted on August 18, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Nature playgrounds are the current trend at the moment. Contractors are cleaning up ripping up old playgrounds and dumping logs and shit in their place. There is one going in over the road under a series of moreton bay figs that we used to climb as kids. Oh well its only my rates.

    In my old primary school there was a huge Moreton Bay fig with massive roots off the ground.

    We used to have competitions to see who could run around the roots without touching the ground the fastest.

    Even in our biggest cities, it is not a long drive to get to the bush. There is quite a bit of it within cities.

    As I said, make-work bullshit. Thanks, ratepayers!

  185. Muddy

    In what way will we “stand” with Spain?

    Perhaps she meant ‘We’ll stand beside you, but you stand closer to the suicide bomber.’

  186. Boambee John

    Zulu at 1937

    The version I heard started off “An engineer told me before he died …”

  187. calli

    Joh and Bear: None of these then?

  188. johanna

    BTW, congratulations (not) to all of you who follow up monty et al every time they bait you.

    He says something completely stupid, and then dozens of people validate his point by responding.

    Talk about Lucy and the football.

    Go on, admit it, you love wasting your time on him because he’s such an easy target. Virtue-signalling, right-wing style. Just what he wants.

    Lift your game.

  189. calli

    Or these. There was one in a park on Alpha Road, Willoughby. We used to call it the Death Swing.

  190. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ireland’s first openly homosexual prime minister is about to become the first foreign head of state to march in a homosexual pride parade with Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    That Goddamn Commie Cuban dog has to go back.
    The Gay Paddy can stay so long as he can drink.

  191. Marcus Classis

    Scrote’s been sniffing petrol again.

    test pattern
    #2472770, posted on August 18, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    ‘Should she go into a pink burqa with a bunny on it’

    They’re under starters orders and they’re off! Oh dear White Gash of Asia is stuck in the stalls … she’s given up … she’s sitting down now … she appears to be blinded by her own blinkers … she’s pulled a black saddle cloth over her head … and it’s Brandis’ Bigot, Brandis’ Bigot is pulling ahead, he’s going to win! Oh no, disaster! He’s pulled so far ahead of Public Opinion he’s pulled his knob right off and he’ll have to be put down behind the screen and Public Opinion is going to win, Katallaxy Klansman has run out of puff and has nothing more to contribute …

  192. Gab

    Fantastic speech from Former US Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven:

  193. calli

    Joh, you didn’t see my Nazi squirrel? 😀

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Question over on the Oz website, on the removal of statues – John Curtin was a member of the Labor Party at the time they supported the ” White Australia” Does this mean his statue in Fremantle should be pulled down?

  195. Stimpson J. Cat

    These media events are so we can keep killing Muslims for no reason. This leaves out pollies at a loss when it comes to sensible stuff to say.

    Of course.
    When Wars stop humans have time to think and ponder their circumstances and systems and leadership.
    And we can’t have that, can we?

  196. srr

    ta calli … meh …still kickin’, and i’m tough, so … 🙂

  197. will

    Fat fingers (The Movie).
    #2473036, posted on August 18, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    The reason why IS captured so much ground and could not be beaten is that they were our guys and not Muslims. What military fantasy are you people living in?

    No. They were Obambi’s guys. He trained them and equiped them. To be fair, in his drug induced haze he thought they were the “Free Syrian Army” and part of his “Arab Spring”.

  198. Dave in Marybrook

    “Counter-Terrorism Expert” Anne Aly on PM- Hanson’s burqa stunt will be used by ISIS for propaganda…. sounds overwhelmingly like appeasement.

  199. Gab

    What’s joanna moaning about now?

  200. Robert Mc

    People keep mis-spelling her name. 😉

  201. Nick

    Strange how the term ‘white supremacists’ is used with abandon, yet events such as in Barcelona are ‘terror events’. Little obvious mention of Islam.

  202. calli

    Me too, srr. Look after yourself.

  203. Robber Baron

    I say to all lefty thugs out there that Hanson will be wearing her burqa so she can blend into the Coburg and Lakemba areas gathering intelligence to support her policies. Your challenge is to identify her and give her a good verbal bashing. Go ahead; find Pauline!!

  204. Is there any legs to the story that one of the Greens Senators warmly greeted a lady in a Burkha in the foyer, then acted all horrified & outraged when it later transpired in the Senate chamber that the “Muslim” he’d been showing respect to was in fact Senator Hanson?

  205. calli

    What’s joanna moaning about now?

    M0nty has been playing Distraction Squirrel. Much to everyone’s entertainment.

    He is Making A Difference.

  206. Geriatric Mayfly

    Scrote’s been sniffing petrol again.

    And pray tell MC what we have to sniff or ingest to be able to understand it?

  207. johanna

    rickw
    #2472992, posted on August 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Yet, we still have people here who claim that average IQ scores demonstrate immutable racial characteristics.

    Johanna, those stats contain an extremely relevant fact “poor poverty stricken south”. The importance of nutrition in supporting IQ. In short if you’re importing “poor poverty stricken” from anywhere, you are importing low IQ.

    Stepping aside for a moment from the concept of IQ – which is primarily a predictor of success at Western universities – we had lots of those sorts of people in our post war immigration scheme. We had peasants galore, from southern Italy, the dregs of the UK, Greece, and all over Europe.

    Their parents may have been stunted by lack of nutrition, but the kids we got were well fed and went on to better things.

  208. Baldrick

    Robert Mc
    #2473066, posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:22 pm
    People keep mis-spelling her name. 😉

    Not a problem with yours – Grigory M, or cockhead, take your pick.

  209. Delta A

    Areff, I have to thank you. Following your post last week re: cheaper mobile Internet, I did some research and found a great Optus deal which, for just $15 more than I used to pay, provides 128G more than my previous monthly allowance. (12G.)

    Moral of the story: shop around… and keep shopping around.

  210. Eyrie

    C.L. , I was wondering the same thing. WTF does it mean?

  211. C.L.

    Ireland’s first openly homosexual prime minister is about to become the first foreign head of state to march in a homosexual pride parade …

    I’m old enough to remember when leaders entitled to march in an Armistice Day parade were lauded.
    Now being a sodomist is close enough.

  212. Dave in Marybrook

    Peter Whish-Wilson shook the brave anonymous bint’s black-gloved hand……. effing hilarious. Pauline probably had no idea just how pathetic she’d make the hand-wringers look.

  213. Gab

    monty does liven the place up a bit. And he’s always a barrel of laughs, especially when he performs his rake juggling act, which is most of the time, but I never tire of it. 😀

  214. zyconoclast

    Australian born cyclist Shane Perkins has switched alliances and will represent Russia
    Olympian won a bronze at London 2012 but was left out of last year’s Rio games
    Vladimir Putin personally signed off move as the 30-year-old targets Tokyo 2020
    Perkins shared his overwhelming joy on Twitter after gaining Russian citizenship

    Will he get caught up in section 44 of the Russian Olympic Athletes Constitution disallowing dual citizenship?

  215. Gab

    Peter Whish-Wilson shook the brave anonymous bint’s black-gloved hand……. effing hilarious. Pauline probably had no idea just how pathetic she’d make the hand-wringers look.

    LOL! Oh that’s made my day.

  216. Boambee John

    johanna

    My fear with m0nty is that he is not trolling, he actually believes the rubbish he writes on this blog.

    As an act of simple human charity, we must try to save him from his own stupidity. 😊😊😊

  217. Top Ender

    If your tickets to Hampstead are free, then they are only slightly overpriced.

    Thank Mark. I have copied your words to Mrs TE – hopefully enough to put her off.

  218. Mark from Melbourne

    My fear with m0nty is that he is not trolling, he actually believes the rubbish he writes on this blog.

    Now you’re just being silly.

  219. Gab

    Where’s Bwana Beaugan these days? Still in SL and if so for how much longer? And will he be taking a freighter again for the voyage home? And what’s happened to his daily updates?

  220. Motelier

    Calling all cats with a twitter account.

    This might explode a few “alt-left” heads.
    😂
    Have fun.

  221. Marcus Classis

    geriatric Mayfly:

    And pray tell MC what we have to sniff or ingest to be able to understand it?

    Perhaps follow a major brain injury with a mix of crack, ice, angel dust and heroin after chugging a bottle of Everclear mixed with ether?

    Understanding fluent f*cknuckle is hard.

  222. calli

    I enjoyed the Admiral’s speech.

    To condense it, he is extolling the virtue of self-discipline. Very old fashioned.

  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Peter Whish-Wilson shook the brave anonymous bint’s black-gloved hand……. effing hilarious. Pauline probably had no idea just how pathetic she’d make the hand-wringers look.

    Careful – Whish Wilson has spat the dummy rather spectacularly on this site – Mr Rusty may remember the circumstances..

  224. Gab

    Thanks, Calli. I enjoyed it very much.

  225. Robert Mc

    Ah, Floater,

    You’ve applied those names to others. You can call me Robert.

  226. Empire

    Question over on the Oz website, on the removal of statues – John Curtin was a member of the Labor Party at the time they supported the ” White Australia” Does this mean his statue in Fremantle should be pulled down?

    Like most of his contempories from both sides of politics, Curtain accepted the popular policy of the day. It is not fair to besmirch his reputation on this basis.

    The statue should be removed because it sets an appalling example to publicly celebrate a commie pisshead.

  227. Motelier

    Ah, Floater,

    You’ve applied those names to others. You can call me Robert.

    Nahhhhh. We should call you unflushable

  228. Marcus Classis

    Salvatore:

    Ireland’s gay prime minister will march in Montreal Gay Pride with Trudeau
    MONTREAL, August 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ireland’s first openly homosexual prime minister is about to become the first foreign head of state to march in a homosexual pride parade with Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    At least they will be easy to identify.

    If you asked the most limp-wristed handbag-swinger squee-ing as he watched the parade of 10,000 flouncing fairies: “who are Trudeau and the the Potatopouve?”; he’d answer: “just look for the two gay-looking guys!”

  229. Gab

    Ah, Floater,

    grigory m has reverted to inventing stupid names.

  230. twostix

    I see m0nty has been posting for three days straight.

    You just need to make one.more.post m0nty, just one more. That will change the world.

  231. twostix

    It’s a good point.

    The Labor party started the White Australia Policy and sustained it for 70 years, in fact they wouldn’t support Australia becoming a country without it.

    M0nty, do your American Antifa heros know this? (as if they know Australian leftists even exist).

  232. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Leftismus ist eine Geisteskrankheit

  233. Marcus Classis

    Seen the latest alt-left LSD dream?

    Trump’s gonna resign soon, donchaknow.

  234. cohenite

    Art of the Deal co-author predicts Donald Trump is about to resign

    It must be true! Fucking wankers.

  235. twostix

    Trump was going to resign every month last year, and every month this year.

    These people aren’t normal people.

  236. Bruce in WA

    (fb)

    Thanks for the heads-up on “Hampstead” — Mrs B in WA was keen to drag me to see it.

    She DID get me to sit through “Paris Can Wait”.

    Nothing-fucking-happened-in-the-entire-film!!

    They didn’t even root each other!

    FFS! Do NOT waste your money!

    (/fb)

  237. Makka

    What happened to Wussia!!!

  238. DrBeauGan

    Where’s Bwana Beaugan these days? Still in SL and if so for how much longer? And will he be taking a freighter again for the voyage home? And what’s happened to his daily updates?

    Still in Hikkaduwa, Gab, still at Mama’s Coral hotel. Where I pay $202 a week for my room and breakfast.

    It is raining atm and my balcony is awash. I have two towels and two pair of black cotton pants hanging up to dry after getting them soaked on my chair on the balcony. I am sitting on the loo smoking a godawful cigar. The sky is thundery looking, and the view lost in mist and rain.

    I bought a pair of short pants to double as bathers, but they keep falling down. There is a cord which doesn’t go around my middle, but serves only to tighten by a centimetre, which isn’t enough. I took them back to the shop and they will be fixed tomorrow. I was planning to walk along the beach from the hotel to turtle point, where the turtles come ashore. Spiky wants a picture of a turtle. I intended to go today but was prevented by the rain and the descending pants.

    I leave on the tenth of September; one night at the Mt Lavinia hotel, then off to the airport to fly out at 01:10 in the morning. To Singapore, then a flight to Perth. With enough time to buy some cigars and pay duty when I get to Oz.

    Despite today’s bad weather, it beats Perth, by all reports.

    I think I may be suffering from ocean lassitude. Working is terribly difficult. I have my computer up and running Linux Mint, but it was hard to get interested in the arguments I was developing about language and Bayesian learning machines. I have figured out a way of short circuiting some complexities that might allow me to show that tribalism arises naturally, following an idea of Ed Jaynes. But it is hard to generate enthusiasm when just sitting and looking at the view makes me feel as if I have wandered into a movie. One of the early James Bond on, perhaps. Maybe when I get home it will be easier.

  239. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Il sinistro è una malattia mentale

  240. DrBeauGan

    James Bond ones. Bloody autofuckup.

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