Wednesday Forum: August 23, 2017

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  1. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hey maybe Cats can help me raise awareness.?

    I was trying to find the official Australian Marriage Equality Campaign Theme song to post on Catallaxy as I think it would open some eyes and hearts to this important issue.

    The video by Brendan McLean is titled House of Air.
    YouTube may have pulled it due to white privilege and racism and the patriarchy or something.

    I am sure if we all do our part and link this video on Catallaxy and other social media we will be doing our part to show our support for marriage equality, and the future sanctity of marriage.

    Thanks in advance,

    Dr Stimpy.

  2. notafan

    In 2009, Lambie’s long fight with the Department of Veterans Affairs — who accused her of “malingering” — drove her to attempt suicide by walking out in front of car, she said.

    That version of events is a matter of dispute iirc

  3. C.L.

    My memories of that day in the village are confronting, terrifying, and are of lasting impact. They include detonating explos­ives, intense smells, wailing women, barking dogs and the squalor in which these people ­existed.

    Sounds like Byron Bay.

  4. Myrddin Seren

    After leaving the army on a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) pension, she pretends she is some sort of combat veteran and sings ‘When the War is Over’ on TV.

    Step 1: Wrap yourself in ‘Victim’ dressage.

    Step 2: Shamelessly flaunt your ‘victimhood’ as widely as possible.

    Step 3: double down, rinse, repeat.

    It is the mania of our times.

  5. OldOzzie

    Violence at Common rally detailed at arraignments

    As many as 2,000 “hostile” protesters surrounded police, some throwing bottles filled with urine and punching and spitting at cops as they tried to escort participants from Saturday’s “Free Speech Rally” out of Boston Common, according to police reports filed in court yesterday.

    The crowd answered an order to disperse with “a barrage of insults directed toward the officers,” the police narrative states. As cops in riot gear began pushing back the crowd with their batons and shields, “they were met with violent resistance,” the reports state. One riot cop’s face shield was cracked, while protesters tried to rip off the officers’ protective gear and grabbed one officer’s radio.

    The reports filed for the arraignment yesterday of 18 of the 33 people who were arrested Saturday indicate a large-scale outbreak of violence in what was otherwise widely hailed as a peaceful protest by 40,000 counterdemonstrators.

    Raymond M. Delouchrey, 28, of Taunton, was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly took a swing at a motorcycle cop in a bid to block the motorcade and “incite the volatile crowd.”

    Shaun P. Pettey, 33, of Boston, allegedly tried to force his way through a line of officers while they were trying to arrest several protesters. When police used pepper spray to disperse the crowd, Pettey began throwing punches at the police and reached for a knife, the report says. He was charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and assault with a dangerous weapon

    Shawn Vieira, 26, of East Boston, allegedly bloodied his knuckles after punching several people in the crowd on Boston Common, police said. He is also alleged to have had a large folding knife in his pocket. He was charged with disturbing the peace.

    After being arrested, the police stated, another man defecated in a holding cell, smeared feces on the walls and kicked and banged the door of the cell. He was taken to Boston Medical Center for a mental evaluation.

    Outside of court, Delouchrey told the Herald, “I got relatives and nieces who are colored. I didn’t like the fascists. I tried to cross the street. The motorcycle came and they said I tried to cut the police off.”

    Vieira told the Herald he bloodied his knuckles when he “punched one of the Nazis after he grabbed a woman. This guy was going after a black trans woman saying ‘you’re not a he’ and ‘you’re not a she, you’re an it’ … He reached out to grab this woman.”

    Fifteen other people were charged with disturbing a public assembly, being disorderly and resisting arrest yesterday. Several remaining suspects will be arraigned today.

  6. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is exactly how the Left wring their hands;
    that’s been their cry forever: “Australia’s an international laughing stock”

    Grigs,
    Better a laughing stock than a laughing sock, you degenerate syphilitic septic snaffled skin suit stitching slugabed.

  7. Chris

    Boston Common?
    What a wasted opportunity. A shot fired there was heard around the world.

  8. Anthony

    Who are these nazis? Do they dress in black and hide their faces? Do they protest against free and lawful assembly?

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    After leaving the army on a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) pension, she pretends she is some sort of combat veteran and sings ‘When the War is Over’ on TV.

    I’m going by what’s said on the ANZMI website, but

    1 – This was the only time she went” outside the wire” on her entire tour.

    2 – She was originally discharged with PTSD, but from an incident completely unconnected with her military service.

    3 -The village was “secure” – someone probably made the offer – “Look , the place is secure, it will be a “jolly”, but come and have a look to see what it’s all about.”

  10. Myrddin Seren

    Riccardo ( if you are still lurking )

    Surely even if a troop of SAS or Commandoes wanted to take ‘Pay Corps finance clerk Chrissy Ashcroft’ for a road trip to ‘calm the tribal women and kids’, there would have to be a paper trail on the way out and back in ?

    Like a manifest ? Apart from any unit action reports ?

    They can’t just take a pay clerk out past the wire for shit and giggles ?

  11. Chris

    They can’t just take a pay clerk out past the wire for shit and giggles ?

    FFS, the pay clerk is not a Woden public servant but a fucking soldier, surely. If she is tough enough to be deployed at all she should be able to cope with smelling a third world village and a controlled bang.
    My kids grew up in earshot of automatic weapons fire and perhaps it sent me crazy, but no-one called it PTSD.

  12. Stimpson J. Cat

    After leaving the army on a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) pension,

    Push ups can do that to you.
    Very dangerous.

  13. johanna

    I’ve been binge-watching my fave international house-hunting shows recently. I know that they are heavily edited and selective in choosing participants, but they do provide a fascinating insight into the way people live all over the world.

    Anyway, my take-away message from the last couple of days is how utterly intimidated many American parents are by their daughters. Show them a house where each princess doesn’t have her own bathroom, and you get (embarrassed giggle) – “Oh, that would never work.”

    FMD.

    Mark Steyn wrote a while back about how teenage babysitters are dictating the agenda, and I thought he was a bit over the top. Now I see was he was talking about.

    It seems that middle class Americans are raising a generation of entitled harpies, and they are terrified of them. Why? Why?

    The house I sold last year had one bathroom and one toilet, and the previous owners raised four kids there. They were not poor by contemporary standards. No doubt there was friction, but they survived somehow.

    I can well understand the utility of another bathroom and toilet in a household where everyone is getting ready at the same time. But Househunters reveals that some parents are so scared of their spawn’s tantrums that they won’t consider asking – nope, telling – two kids to share a bathroom.

    No wonder the US is in trouble.

  14. herodotus

    ABC:
    Marilyn Richardson being remembered as “someone who changed Victoria through her work in domestic violence.” Well, that’s better than changing it by crashing the power system and the economy, and making it a complete cesspit of PC idiocy. But Dan’s working on it.

    The radio segment was the sort of tribute we never hear in respect of conservative MPs.

  15. Myrddin Seren

    She said one mission involved accompanying special forces in Bushmaster vehicles to a village where she was tasked with interacting and calming the women and children.

    Spec Forces officer addresses villagers:

    It’s okay people of Uruzgan. We respect your traditions, culture and faith and brought a female soldier with us to console your women and children !

    After Action Report:

    And that’s the moment when the battle erupted.

    “My memories of that day in the village are confronting, terrifying, and are of lasting impact. They include detonating explos­ives, intense smells, wailing women, barking dogs and the squalor in which these people ­existed.

  16. herodotus

    ABC:
    Humanitarians blame drone strikes rather than Taliban, Terrorism or Toxic culture for creating difficulties in their work in places like Afghanistan.

  17. Stimpson J. Cat

    intense smells, wailing women, barking dogs and the squalor in which these people existed.

    Was this Australia or somewhere else?
    I’m confused.

  18. jupes

    Unbelievable, my father’s claim took years of in and out of hospital, the endurance of endless pain and suffering and was finally approved a few after he died.

    Brain hurtie is obviously a lot easier to prove.

    Indeed. No signs all symptons.

    That PTSD is classed as TPI is a disgrace. The vast majority, if not all, people with PTSD are neither totally nor permanently incapacitated.

    It is a scam.

  19. notafan

    Marilyn Richardson being remembered as “someone who changed Victoria through her work in domestic violence.”

    was it in some real tangible way or just those all men/boys are evil type white ribbon type grand standing (with other people’s money)?

  20. John64

    I see the Federal Government has undertaken that we, the taxpayers, will pick up the legal tab for the seven foreigners presently before the High Court.

    I trust that undue generosity doesn’t extend to this a***hole:

    In each of the five matters before the court this morning, the only parties are the Attorney-General and the senator or MP in question – with the exception of the case of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, where Justice Kiefel has allowed independent candidate Tony Windsor to be a party.

  21. Stimpson J. Cat

    It is a scam.

    People with PTSD need to harden up.
    Welcome to life with mental illness kids.
    No one cares.
    Just imagine it’s your cross,shut the f$ck up with your whining, and just carry the b$stard.
    No one can carry it for you, nor should they.
    (You can take a rest every now and then though, I am not completely heartless.)

    😁

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    intense smells, wailing women, barking dogs and the squalor in which these people existed.

    Sights that could be seen in most “outback communities” in Australia, surely?

  23. herodotus

    ABC:
    Statues! Again they are disputing the word “discovery”. That is getting tired.
    One of their carefully selected vox pops doesn’t like the word, saying it’s an Anglo-Saxon word.
    I thought it was derived from the French decouverte. In any event I think we have already covered the fact that Cook sailed along the eastern seabord and mapped it, which had not been done before and it’s something which the aboriginals didn’t do, being more inclined to stick to their locale, or “country”.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just imagine it’s your cross,shut the f$ck up with your whining, and just carry the b$stard.

    The word “sympathy” is between the words “shit” and “syphilis” in the Stimpson J Cat dictionary, I see.

  25. jupes

    They can’t just take a pay clerk out past the wire for shit and giggles ?

    They pretty much can. However it was probably a low key mission with little likelihood of combat and / or they were required at that point in time to take women out with them in order to be ‘culturally sensitive’. It was obvious from her PTSD claim that she never was in any actual danger and definitely didn’t see any combat. They probably rotated all the women in base camp through the role in order to break the dull monotony of their job.

    Imagine the digger’s surprise a year or two later watching The Voice and Ashcroft is introduced as the first woman to take part in combat with Australia’s special forces.

    What a fucking fraud.

  26. herodotus

    ABC: next up, let’s have another go at slavery. Another thing still causing black disadvantage!
    “Our communities are struggling, we seem to be locked out.” Not enough monuments to revisit the history of blackbirding and a more diverse narrative of history.

  27. Mike of Marion

    Qantas B787-9 off the Assembly line and into pre-flight check at Boeing. About 15 days to assemble all the bits and roll it out of the assembly building. (VH-ZNA)

  28. mh

    Fighting Nazis in Boston. What heroes the Left are.

  29. C.L.

    I saw that old Bird singing “When The War Is Over” and nearly keeled over laughing.
    I am prepared to accept, however, that Channel Nine was responsible for ginning up her back story.
    If they introduced her as an ADF typist the song wouldn’t have worked. Mind you, the truly remarkable thing here is that she has exactly the same combat experience as the current and former chiefs of the Australian Army.

  30. Qantas B787-9 off the Assembly line and into pre-flight check at Boeing. About 15 days to assemble all the bits and roll it out of the assembly building. (VH-ZNA)

    What?
    The call-sign isn’t VH-SSM or VH-FAG?

  31. Stimpson J. Cat
    #2478004, posted on August 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Hey maybe Cats can help me raise awareness.?

    I was trying to find the official Australian Marriage Equality Campaign Theme song to post on Catallaxy as I think it would open some eyes and hearts to this important issue.

    This isn’t it but it works well

    Makes sense with the subtitles on.

  32. incoherent rambler

    Regarding today’s delicate, fragile people and toughening up.
    From another era.
    I had a great-uncle who was a Tobruk rat.
    Tough is a soft word to describe him and his rat friends.

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Imagine the digger’s surprise a year or two later watching The Voice and Ashcroft is introduced as the first woman to take part in combat with Australia’s special forces.

    Imagine the derisive howls in the unit boozer, if the TV ran that story during opening hours?

    “Fvcking pogo!”

  34. mh

    Liberty Quote

    The intellectual deterioration of Peter Van Onselen is approaching the magnitude of a national calamity, like, say, the facelift of Paul Hogan, or the sex change of Christopher Pyne. Once a reputable historian, he is now a drooling oaf.
    — Bob Ellis

    PVO was reputable historian? When?

  35. Roger

    “Our communities are struggling, we seem to be locked out.” Not enough monuments to revisit the history of blackbirding and a more diverse narrative of history.

    It could be worse. You could be poor and white. No race based extra benefits for housing, education or health then. And every day you’d have to suffer the ignominy of your culture and history being trashed in the media and at your kids’ school.

    No, the division of Australia along race lines will not end well. What say we go back to being one nation rather than a nation of nations?

  36. herodotus

    No ABC The World Today would be complete without another round of Trump Derangement, with the added Hillary “creep” statement. Mention was made of getting him banned from twitter.

  37. Anne

    I like this guy, Duterte.

    Terrific interview by RT with Phillipines President Duterte on killing Drug Lords, alliances with Russia and China, being molested as a child by Catholic Priests, US and EU interference under the ruse of “Human Rights”.

    Unfortunately the interview is cut off at; “I believe in God, my destiny is in God’s hands. The Priests...”

    You just know that sentence doesn’t end with; The Priests …are delightfully progressive.

    https://youtu.be/2kwF1MXavYs

  38. Roger

    No ABC The World Today would be complete without another round of Trump Derangement, with the added Hillary “creep” statement. Mention was made of getting him banned from twitter.

    I turned it off after Warren Mundine referred to the invasion of Australia, h.

    Not good for the blood pressure.

  39. jupes

    I am prepared to accept, however, that Channel Nine was responsible for ginning up her back story.

    No. The story was already established. Channel Nine were just running with the narrative as published on an RSL website, her profile for the Womens Veterans Network Australia and her profile for the Claxton Speakers International where her fee is $7000 per engagement.

    All documents claimed that she was the first female frontline soldier to fight ‘outside the wire’ in Afghanistan with Australian Commandos.

    What a fucking fraud.

  40. Myrddin Seren

    Mind you, the truly remarkable thing here is that she has exactly the same combat experience as the current and former chiefs of the Australian Army.

    Former Pay Clerk

    Former Chief of the Army

    Care to take a stab at which one of these two would strike more fear in to an enemy ?

    ( The risk of dying of laughter should not weigh in people’s decision )

  41. notafan

    Communist dictators will do anything for a buck

    The first mid-term report of the U.N. Panel of Experts should be out any day now, and among its revelations will be yet more evidence that Pyongyang is helping Assad gas his own people:

    Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations.

    The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was submitted to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month and seen by Reuters on Monday, gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained.

    “The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea),” the experts wrote in the 37-page report. [Reuters

    ]
    Latest cases of chemical proliferation remind us why Kim Jong-Un must go

  42. calli

    Imagine the digger’s surprise a year or two later watching The Voice and Ashcroft is introduced as the first woman to take part in combat with Australia’s special forces.

    Gillard as First Female PM was equally impressive.

  43. johanna

    “I have a very clear idea of what is going on here: the homosexuals in Australia, they took the word gay,” Mr Katter told Sky News last night.

    “It has a particular meaning to me because I got 84 per cent in English, in matriculation, which was a very, very high mark indeed.”

    As I have said, he’s as mad as a cut snake.

    Oh, and I reckon the vast majority of commenters here either got more than 84% in English or would have if they ever got the chance. Most literate blog in the country by a country mile, even after the regrettable departure of Deadman, which dropped the average noticeably.

    Katter is as cunning as a shithouse rat, nothing wrong with that, but I doubt that his speeches will be remembered like Caesar’s or Churchill’s.

  44. calli

    That first bloke looks scary, Myrddin.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ( The risk of dying of laughter should not weigh in people’s decision )

    Former Chief of Army, standing, in a pair of high heels, holding a sign that reads “Violence is not O.K.”

    Fvck me swinging, what does he think the role of the Defence Force is? (Don’t answer that…)

  46. srr

    😆

    calli
    #2477990, posted on August 24, 2017 at 11:24 am
    Russia
    Misogyny
    Literally Hitler
    White Privilege
    Chaotic Presidency
    Russia
    Nuclear War
    Nazis
    Racist Statues
    Russia

    The CNN Circle of Doom

    JC
    #2477913, posted on August 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Former Kenyan intel director, who calls Trump mentally ill and wants to see him removed from the White House gets a smacking from a dude who once used to brief him. Reckons he’s a vapid airhead.

    😆 … not a real conservative, not a real Christian, woman hater, RUSSIA!, Crazy … do you reckon anyone’s figured out why I’m a Trumper, and why I’m so hard on members of Professional ‘social‘ MEDIA … 😉 🙂

  47. cynical1

    After leaving the army on a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) pension, she pretends she is some sort of combat veteran and sings ‘When the War is Over’ on TV. FMD what an embarrassment.

    I don’t know many people suffering from PTSD who would undergo the stress of singing on TV.

    Weird therapy to put your self into a stressful situation when you are crippled by anxiety?

  48. Baldrick

    I turned it off after Warren Mundine referred to the invasion of Australia

    Really? He doesn’t usually go in for all that aborigine victimhood shite.

  49. Rabz

    Chinese kids are ‘too fat and masturbate too much to join the army’, government claims, adding they’re going BLIND

    What’s the old saying? Oh, that’s right – “if you don’t stop it you’ll go blind”.

  50. Stimpson J. Cat

    The word “sympathy” is between the words “shit” and “syphilis” in the Stimpson J Cat dictionary, I see.

    Most people don’t realize that sympathy has a lifespan.
    It usually lasts as long as it takes for a person to be disappointed or tired of someone.

    “Oh the war was terrible. ”

    That’s why it is called war.
    It’s why we have people called soldiers that we train and pay to kill other people so we don’t have to do it ourselves.
    If you don’t want to kill people and do bad things don’t go to war.
    Killing people and doing bad things is a privilege and a burden.
    It must ALWAYS remain this way, so as not to encourage it.
    People should be f$cking thankful that killing people and doing bad things gives them PTSD.
    The alternative is far far worse.

  51. Des Deskperson

    “It has a particular meaning to me because I got 84 per cent in English, in matriculation, which was a very, very high mark indeed.”

    Parading your high school or other academic results is the sign of a very desperate narcissist indeed.

    Netballer cum self-promoter Liz Ellis used to do it. So does the appalling Bec Cody, Labor member of the ACT Legislative Assembly, the one who, earlier this year, was offended by Indigenous motifs in the rest room of a South Coast club.

  52. johanna

    Old Ozzie, I have to agree with Gab about your posts.

    This is epic, as about the only other thing we agree about is that Hungarians are awesome. 🙂

    I read the first paragraph and then scroll by. Like srr, you seem to want to force your views and priorities down everyone’s throat via using vast amounts of real estate and selective bolding.

    It doesn’t work on me, I just scroll on by.

    BTW, thanks to whoever posted the clip of Dolly Parton and an acapella group doing “Joelene” last night. Great stuff – not quite perfect, but demonstrates how real artists (like Dolly) never stop trying new things.

  53. srr

    Zatara
    #2477922, posted on August 24, 2017 at 9:48 am

    JC
    #2477906, posted on August 24, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Fake CNN gets a hammering they weren’t expecting.

    I’m flabergasted that they weren’t pre-screened and scripted, which is the norm for the MSM these days.

    The left is getting lazy and overconfident.

    I suspect the plan is to get their, the UN/Commie/Left side to accept that they will have to get violent and go full Commie Stasi against, ‘otherwise, nice, normal people, who have fallen to The Nazi Side‘, yes, even their own friends and family … 👿

  54. Anthony

    Melbourne’s inner city councils are exposing themselves as a non-representative pack of arseholes. Some good comes out of nonsense issues like Australia Day Indigines and sado-sick marriage games.

  55. Stimpson J. Cat

    cum self-promoter Liz Ellis

    OK that is filthy.

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Really? He doesn’t usually go in for all that aborigine victimhood shite.

    Sorry, he lost me when he started demanding a treaty with each of the five hundred or so “Original Nations.”

  57. Tintarella di Luna

    DEFENCE
    Afghan war veteran sues Nine Network over ‘impostor’ claim

    This will be a bad move because the dirt will all come out, this silly girl is another Jackie Lambie

    Speaking of defamation — does anyone know if there has been an amount for defamation granted to Ms Rebel Wilson? I just didn’t see it reported anywhere. Thanks

  58. Tintarella di Luna

    Really? He doesn’t usually go in for all that aborigine victimhood shite.

    I don’t think the Captain Arthur Phillip’s Letters Patent said that the mission was an invasion. As I understand it he was to establish a penal settlement.

  59. cynical1

    Morrison.

    Not even a leader in high heels.

    It’s a “No” from Poison and Lux.

    https://au.pinterest.com/pin/560627853587737953

  60. C.L.

    All documents claimed that she was the first female frontline soldier to fight ‘outside the wire’ in Afghanistan with Australian Commandos.

    Oh dear.

  61. Stimpy:

    intense smells, wailing women, barking dogs and the squalor in which these people existed.

    Was this Australia or somewhere else?
    I’m confused.

    Fitzroy Crossing, O StimpMeister. You don’t have flashbacks to the Crossing Inn?

  62. Tim Neilson

    Myrddin Seren
    #2478069, posted on August 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I note from the photos that the Pay Clerk has the army combat badge. And that’s fine- my understanding is that it’s awarded to any personnel who serve a deployment in territory with genuine danger, which no doubt applied to her even if she only went outside the wire once.

    Whereas I understand that David Morrison didn’t ever qualify for that.

    OK, not his fault that he never got sent anywhere relevant. But how does someone like that become the commander of the whole force? Let alone be named “Australian of the Year”.

    In my job I’ve suffered numerous paper cuts and punctures to the finger from the end of a staple. Perhaps there should be some sort of awareness day for the suffering of me and people like me.

  63. Mind you, the truly remarkable thing here is that she has exactly the same more combat experience as the current and former chiefs of the Australian Army.

    Has that fixed it?

  64. Stimpson J. Cat

    Fitzroy Crossing, O StimpMeister. You don’t have flashbacks to the Crossing Inn?

    I don’t like going walkabout and I hate possums.
    Also they don’t have TV up there.

  65. Atoms for Peace

    The Flintstones theme song is now a gay icon btw..

  66. C.L.

    It’s tough for the West’s ABPs (Angry Brown People).
    They live in countries and cultures which are the greatest, freest and richest in human history.
    Their homelands, by contrast, are still the world’s biggest toilets. What they try for, then, is the best of both worlds: the good stuff got from whites (like, everything – up to and including clothes and pharmaceuticals) plus – plus – tribal shit-fighting at the drop of a hat. I mean, here’s Stan Grant –
    in a suit on television being lavished with millions by the taxpayers – lamenting that Capt. Cook deprived him of his birthright to run around after a wallaby. None of this stands up to scrutiny; it’s an act to fig-leaf deep-seated anti-European racism. Most brown folk are not interested, of course.

  67. johanna

    Every day the collective global idiocy I’m forced to endure becomes even more staggeringly unbelievable.

    And yet, after years of saying the same things and using the same interchangeable adjectives, you continue to hang around here.

    Like the Hollywood glitterati, you keep threatening to leave, but never do. Much easier to bask in impotent public rage, signalling your virtue.

    I love Australia, and I’m staying. I will do what I can to make it better. I don’t regard stringing vituperative adjectives together (easily available from either a hardcopy or online thesaurus) as debate. It’s no more than a two-year-old throwing a tantrum in a supermarket.

    While the role of comments about Australia and poorly maintained porcelain have their role, you never have a single constructive comment. It’s like BLM – destroy, destroy, then get the hell out of here.

    Please do.

  68. Entropy

    It has a particular meaning to me because I got 84 per cent in English, in matriculation, which was a very, very high mark indeed.”

    Sure yeah. In NW Queensland.

  69. H B Bear

    I turned it off after Warren Mundine referred to the invasion of Australia
    Really? He doesn’t usually go in for all that aborigine victimhood shite.

    Gotta don the possum skin undies every now and again or they won’t let you back on the Aboriginal Industry gravy train.

  70. Rococo Liberal

    Stan Grant –
    in a suit on television being lavished with millions by the taxpayers – lamenting that Capt. Cook deprived him of his birthright to run around after a wallaby.

    Gold

  71. Tintarella di Luna

    Gillard as First Female PM was equally impressive.

    Unfortunately I will never forget Ms Gillard’s visit to the troops in Afghanistan and with very wide expanse of white undies with pink roses flashed to the camera and Australia at large as she climbed into an army vehicle

  72. H B Bear

    Parading your high school or other academic results is the sign of a very desperate narcissist indeed.

    C’mon Des, cut the Mad Katter some slack. Arguably that is his peak achievement. Particularly in Queensland where they regard political office as some kind of hereditary entitlement.

  73. Entropy

    I note from the photos that the Pay Clerk has the army combat badge. And that’s fine- my understanding is that it’s awarded to any personnel who serve a deployment in territory with genuine danger, which no doubt applied to her even if she only went outside the wire once.

    Whereas I understand that David Morrison didn’t ever qualify for that.

    OK, not his fault that he never got sent anywhere relevant. But how does someone like that become the commander of the whole force? Let alone be named “Australian of the Year”.

    I am not sure you want to make it a rewu Recent. The end result would be sons and daughters of favoured officers doing several month tours of duty solely for the purpose of medal collection and cred for advancement.
    What someone think of the soldiers that would be inflicted with those prats in command?

  74. srr

    H B Bear
    #2477955, posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Tim Blair is in the US hanging out with David Burge, Iowa Hawk.

    You just know at some point he won’t come back. A perfectly rational response to living in Australia.

    For a good time Charlie.

    The only thing wrong with Australia is politics/the UN Dictatorship, and as Trump is proving, one man can fix that … along with tried, tested and proven friends, busy shaking, sifting and sorting the sweet poison pills from the the hard to swallow but healing medicine. 🙂

    Sadly, America is a volatile and geologically unstable mass of lands … but that’s a whole other subject … 😉

  75. Empire

    VH-GAY has been taken.

    Held since 1975 when gay still meant happy, but totally appropriate for a bird with no motor 🙂

  76. Roger

    ABC had a program on young Sikh’s in Melbourne recently.

    All complained about how racist Australia was.

    Not like back home in the Punjab.

  77. H B Bear

    Netballer cum self-promoter Liz Ellis used to do it.

    When you hear Ellis on the ALPBC staff co-op radio you know the co-op are getting close to the bottom of the barrel. Usually happens in the stinking heat of February when you are waiting for a tranny or a blind person to give you the Test cricket commentary.

  78. DrBeauGan

    Unfortunately I will never forget Ms Gillard’s visit to the troops in Afghanistan and with very wide expanse of white undies with pink roses flashed to the camera and Australia at large as she climbed into an army vehicle

    I missed that. Thank God.

  79. Rabz

    You really are a loathsome ol’ slag aren’t you?

    As for worthless comments, no one here is interested in you, the cesspit where you exist, or your worthless views on anything, you brain damaged, paralytic harpy.

    Remember, you stinking ol’ bitch, I made the decision to ban you from my life three years ago due to you being an inexcusable arsehole.

    Your lack of self awareness is staggering.

    Now a warning – any fabricated comments about my personal life you place here, I will have removed.

    Oh – and a whole bunch of Sydney cats are going to be informed on the weekend, in graphic detail, about what an irredeemable deadshit you actually are. I’ve already informed Gab and Tinta, BTW, so you can stop attempting to crawl up their backsides.

    So don’t read my comments and kindly stop responding to them, you fuckwitted piece of shit.

  80. Tintarella di Luna

    I was amused to consider what would happen in western countries Divorcees in Chechnya told to re-unite:

    Hundreds of separated couples have been forced to get back together after Chechnya’s leader said that divorce was the root of many of society’s problems.

    Ramzan Kadyrov, 40, said in July that children from divorced families were more likely to fall under the influence of Islamic extremists. He ordered officials, religious leaders and police to persuade divorced couples to give their marriages a second chance, even if they had been separated for many years.

    “If they could live together until they had had three, four or five children, then why get divorced?” Mr Kadyrov said. “Why can’t they stay together for the sake of the children?”

    More than 900 couples have been “reunited”, according to Chechen television. Some men who had remarried were forced to take former spouses as second wives, even though polygamy is illegal in Russia.

    Zarema, a Chechen woman, told Caucasian Knot, an independent news website: “You come under pressure from all sides, and you have no choice but to agree.”

    Few divorced women remarry in Chechnya, an ultra-conservative mainly Muslim republic ruled with an iron fist by Mr Kadyrov, who is married with 12 children. Last month he denied international reports that security forces were abducting and torturing gay men.

    The Times

  81. Stimpson J. Cat

    Well that escalated quickly.

  82. H B Bear

    And for a change, here is a good news story with out favourite potato anarchist from WA.

  83. Tintarella di Luna

    I missed that. Thank God.

    Dr BG I am scarred for life, it was like watching a rose-flecked moon rising

  84. johanna

    areff
    #2477943, posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Worth noting: Clapper is a visiting professor at ANU.

    That’d be right.

    The ANU, for lots of reasons, not least geographical, has long been a battleground for ideologies and a hotbed of spies, quite apart from ideology.

    The Research Schools are chockers with non-Anglo names.

    In the lush pastures of research at the ANU, anything is possible. And, everything has happened.

  85. Rococo Liberal

    I can well understand the utility of another bathroom and toilet in a household where everyone is getting ready at the same time. But Househunters reveals that some parents are so scared of their spawn’s tantrums that they won’t consider asking – nope, telling – two kids to share a bathroom.

    No wonder the US is in trouble.

    Yes I watch a lot of those shows too. It’s not just the children’s needs that are silly, it’s the whole sense of clueless entitlement that so many Americans seem to have. No-one ever seems to have done any research on the foreign destinations to which they are moving. And they all expect to get the same sort bland huge suburban house as they had in Buttfuck, Idaho, in the middle of a European or Asian city, for $150K.

  86. test pattern

    Repost of some indigenous heroes. Alyindabu, hero of survival.

    ‘Alyandabu was and remains a tribal matriarch and succeeded by our mothers and aunties in the role as our Almeyuk (senior woman)’

    ‘Kungarakan descendants now number in the hundreds despite a tragic incident early last century at a campsite just South of Darwin which claimed scores of Kungarakan lives on a single day. Oral histories of this catastrophic event in our history have been recalled by Kungarakan Elders through the generations, one of these, Joe McGinness (dec.) who was told about it first hand by his mother, Alyandabu who survived that terrible day:
    “The group was, at the time of the tragedy, camped at a railway siding known as Stapleton about fifty miles south of Darwin….Those who ate the poisoned damper became violently ill before their death. As a result of this incident, practically the whole Kungarakan tribe was wiped out’

    https://kungarakan.org.au/history/

    http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/alngindabu-9345

  87. test pattern

    Jimmy Bieundurry is a hero of non violent resistance

    ‘Bieundurry Jimmy (1938?-1985), Aboriginal leader, was born probably in 1938, near Lake Gregory, East Kimberley, Western Australia, son of Walmajarri (Walmatjarri) parents. As a child, Jimmy lived in a completely traditional way. He was among the last of the Walmajarri to come out of the desert regions into the cattle-station country of the Kimberley in the 1950s. While a young man he attended school at Fitzroy Crossing and learned to read… Bieundurry studied at the United Aborigines Mission’s Gnowangerup Bible Training Institute, and became a lay preacher at Fitzroy Crossing. He was politicised during the upheaval that followed the granting in 1968 of award wages to Aboriginal workers in the pastoral industry, as his people were evicted or, when owners and managers refused to pay the award, walked off the cattle stations on which they had lived and worked. In the early 1970s up to two thousand displaced people were camped in appalling conditions at Fitzroy Crossing. By 1977 Bieundurry was employed by Community Health Services at Looma. He was an inaugural member (1977-81) of the National Aboriginal Conference, representing the West Kimberley, and a member (1978-80) of the Aboriginal Lands Trust. In 1978 he became a founding co-chairman of the Kimberley Land Council. Unlike its Northern Territory counterparts, the KLC was a non-statutory organisation. In its early years it was effectively supported by Bieundurry, from his NAC-resourced office at Derby.

    In 1979 Bieundurry became involved in the conflict between the Yungngora (Yangngara) community of Noonkanbah station on the one hand, and, on the other, the Western Australian government and Amax Exploration (Australia) over plans to drill an exploratory oil well on sacred ground. Throughout the dispute he was a significant and eloquent advocate for the Aboriginal position.’

    http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/bieundurry-jimmy-12208
    thefrolickingmole

  88. calli

    On the Rose Moon of Afghanistan, a musical tribute.

  89. test pattern

    Heroes of the resistance, heroes of survival, agents of change.

    The young Noongar Brave Yagan was at first liked and respected by Swan River colonists :

    ‘We have been informed by Captain Ellis of an interesting fact, that Yagan the native we alluded to in a previous number as the daring chief of the tribe, hurried to him in the greatest anxiety
    during the time the fire was raging, and wished to know whether suspicion rested upon black man or white man; on its being intimated to him that the fire was purely accidental, he evinced by his expressions and gestures great delight. He made every exertion to procure water, and stimulated others by his cry for mocha, mocha. This we believe may be relied on, and is a striking trait in his character.’

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/642175

    Les Dingo, the hero of Gascoyne Junction, should undoubtably have an onsite memorial to his brave and fatal swim delivering the mail.

    Others like the late Kalumburu artist Jack Karadada’s father are resistance heroes who fought and killed invaders. His father was a Wunumbal man who resided for part of the year on Bigge Island and was considered so fierce that the Australia Pilot gave notices to Mariners to avoid Bigge Isl at all costs because of the danger he posed. The Wunambal won their war of resistance, suffered massacres and defeated the white invaders of Camden Harbour and the pearlers who arrived later. They now have exclusive Native Title to country the white invaders once tried to take from them.

  90. johanna

    Heh. Just been describing the gathering of mobility scooters at the mall in the Big Q to my sister.

    “ScooterNats” she says.

    Five stars.

  91. Roger

    On the Rose Moon of Afghanistan, a musical tribute.

    You beat me to it, calli!

    You can probably type with more than two fingers.

  92. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    OK, not his fault that he never got sent anywhere relevant. But how does someone like that become the commander of the whole force? Let alone be named “Australian of the Year”.

    Mmmmyaaas, but, way back when, an officer who wasn’t entitled to the Infantry Combat badge was expected to volunteer to do a parachute course, and I haven’t seen any para wings adorning Morrison’s manly chest, either.

  93. srr

    max
    #2477958, posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Shorten will become PM.

    Whoever bought the unserviceable debt that Shorten’s owners (the ACTU & CFMEU), ran up, will become PM and will install whoever they find most manageable to act under the title of PM.

  94. notafan

    ABC had a program on young Sikh’s in Melbourne recently.

    All complained about how racist Australia was.

    Roger one of those Indian priests (Australia should be very grateful for) was telling the congregation about how angry he was when the hit run driver currently facing extradition proceedings claimed Australia was racist, he then went on to tell a story that graphically illustrated how deeply, violently, racist India is.

    He said it was the most racist country on this earth.

    I believe him.

  95. Tim Neilson

    The end result would be sons and daughters of favoured officers doing several month tours of duty solely for the purpose of medal collection and cred for advancement.
    What someone think of the soldiers that would be inflicted with those prats in command?

    Hmm, yes, you’ve got a point. Plus the prats involved would have to be sourced proportionally from all favoured “diversity” groups to ensure appropriate diversity in the upper echelons.

  96. It is lucky the warrior pay clerk was never deployed to an Aboriginal community as her description sounds like one.

    Good luck to her proving her case. I am guessing Army HQ/PR is already in a panic over damage she is going to cause to the whole women in combat hype.

  97. cynical1

    I love Australia, and I’m staying. I will do what I can to make it better. I don’t regard stringing vituperative adjectives together (easily available from either a hardcopy or online thesaurus) as debate. It’s no more than a two-year-old throwing a tantrum in a supermarket.

    Greetings from the Sunshine State.

    The bit of Australia you hated yesterday…

  98. test pattern

    ‘What they try for, then, is the best of both worlds’

    Penny just dropped has it? Of course Firsts wants the best of all worlds. My kids will have it too. I put the interests of me and mine above all else. I want my kids to have bigger better and more of everything then u and urs.

  99. Myrddin Seren #2478017, posted on August 24, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    They can’t just take a pay clerk out past the wire for shit and giggles ?

    Stranger things have happened.

    General Sir Phillip Harvey Bennett AC, KBE, DSO when serving in Vietnam as CO of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, went on an SAS patrol to see for himself what they were up to.

    So you never know.

  100. Roger

    He said it was the most racist country on this earth.

    I was going to say the same, nota, but didn’t think I was entitled to.

    Anyone who’s travelled widely knows how tolerant Australians in general are.

  101. srr

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2477961, posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Hitler = Bad
    Stalin = Good

    What the f$ckity f$ck is this sh$t Calli?

    Goddamn Commies are not good!

    As punishment I am confiscating your Karcher and you can clean the thread by hand.

    Don’t make me tell you again.
    Also you need to change your Gravatar as it has a Commie Feminist Cancer feel to it.

    Something like this is cooler.

    no no no Stimpy.

    Calli is a cool, hot, retro babe.

    Something like these is what she needs to upgrade to 🙂 –

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/96/d0/7a/96d07a324e39a2a6bac74c8a8e1f45a7–vintage-motorcycles-cars-motorcycles.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/236x/d8/a8/e8/d8a8e83ca0cdd3945e5777531c69ceaf–harley-davidson-bikes-harley-davidson-tattoos.jpg

    … you knucklehead … 😉 –

    https://i.pinimg.com/236x/0f/de/e8/0fdee805028b02c798209b8cc18e6d61–garage-metal-vintage-metal-signs.jpg

  102. incoherent rambler

    I missed that. Thank God.

    Sorry for the slow response, but the mental image alone caused a little bit of vomit to catch in the back of the throat.

  103. calli

    ABC had a program on young Sikh’s in Melbourne recently.

    All complained about how racist Australia was.

    Of course they did. You wouldn’t expect ABC to pick young Sikhs who loved Australia would you?

    The Narrative would be set back decades.

  104. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    I’m more concerned and have a bad mental of the nature of the”roses”

  105. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    mental image

  106. srr

    Sorry, I forgot some are triggered by motorcycles, so there’s this potential new avatar for cool, hot, retro babe Calli 🙂 –

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Oi4AAOSw2gxY29Hr/s-l300.jpg

  107. Fat Tony

    Hey Rabz – tell us what you really think, but don’t hold back this time.

  108. incoherent rambler

    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Oi4AAOSw2gxY29Hr/s-l300.jpg
    My mechanic looks nothing like that. Am I not paying enough for car service?

  109. calli

    Odd. My gravatar usually triggers lefties.

    Perhaps it’s gone all Equal Opportunity.

  110. notafan

    I was going to say the same, nota, but didn’t think I was entitled to.

    Don’t worry Roger he made a specific point of saying he was entitled to.

    Have you seen that Indian marriage site that allows you to drill down to hundreds of sub castes for the perfect bride/groom?

  111. srr

    Trump in Arizona, yesterday:

    Most people think I’m crazy …

    Ahh …

    Most people i know think that im crazy and
    i know at times i act a little hazy but
    if thats my way
    and you should know it then
    in every way help me to show it

    oooooooo yeah, yeah, yeah

    For most of my life i lived a delusion yes
    material gain has caused me confusion but
    slowly in time i learned that my place is to
    tell all that i meet the glory that God is

    oooooooo yeah, yeah

    and thats why

    Most people i know think that im crazy and
    i know at times i act a little hazy but
    if thats my
    and you should know it then
    in every way help me to show it

    oooooooo yeah, yeah, yeah

    Most people i know think that im crazy and
    i know at times i act a little hazy but
    if thats my way
    and you should know it then
    in every way help me to show it

  112. calli

    I suspect it’s the “Oh, really?” eyebrow lift. 🙂

  113. C.L.

    Man of the Week:

    ‘Cry Allahu akbar, get shot’
    1:55PM TOM KINGTON
    Venice’s right-wing mayor has courted controversy by warning anyone who yells ‘Allahu akbar’ in public will be shot.

  114. Roger

    From memory, somewhere in the pages of Quadrant from the early 1980s there’s an autobiographical piece by Frank Knopfelmacherabout his first years in Australia – a J e w in the terribly racist white Australia of the 1950s. He notes that he soon realised that while Australians didn’t particularly like J e w s, they were too polite to say so!

  115. incoherent rambler

    I persist.
    Rather than a quite stupid national poll we could be using the same resources to have a referendum to change our constitution to include the proven words:

    Parliaments shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    I have asked Bernardi et al for their stance on such a proposal. Waiting for a response.

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE TIMES
    Shout Allahu akbar and you’ll be shot, Venice mayor warns

    Tom Kington
    The Times
    1:55PM August 24, 2017

    The right-wing mayor of Venice has courted controversy by claiming that anyone who yells “Allahu akbar” in St Mark’s Square will be shot.

    Luigi Brugnaro said that Venice was safer than Barcelona, where 13 people were killed this month when a terrorist drove a van into pedestrians.

    “We keep our guard up,” he said. “If anyone runs into St Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu akbar’, we will take him down.

    “A year ago I said after four steps, now after three. I will say it in Venetian: ‘Ghe sparemo’ [We will shoot him].”

    Mr Brugnaro proudly recalled the arrest in Venice in March of four suspected Kosovan jihadists who allegedly planned to kill hundreds of tourists by blowing up the Rialto bridge.
    “They wanted to go to Allah. But we’ll send them straight to Allah before they can do any damage,” he said.

    After he gave his speech at a conference in Rimini, in the northeastern Emilia-Romagna region, Dario Nardella, the centre-left mayor of Florence, rushed up to Mr Brugnaro shouting ‘Allahu akbar!’ and laughing. He later apologised on Facebook for the joke.

    Mr Brugnaro stuck to his guns after his speech, claiming, “I have never been politically correct, I am incorrect”.

    “I would shoot, we would shoot,” he added. “If you want to kill me, maybe I will defend myself.”

    The Times

    From the Oz. Can the Mayor of Venice provide similar leadership to our own rabble?

  117. dopey

    If the invaders had stayed away Stan Grant wouldn’t exist.

  118. C.L.

    Shout Allahu akbar and you’ll be shot, Venice mayor warns.

    The mayor of Venice has courted controversy by claiming that anyone who yells “Allahu akbar” in St Mark’s Square will be shot.

  119. Roger

    Have you seen that Indian marriage site that allows you to drill down to hundreds of sub castes for the perfect bride/groom?

    I’m quite happy with my present wife, thank you.

    😉

    (Particularly as she holds dual Australian-British citizenship with rights to residency in a rather pleasant former British colony; I was explaining to her the other day that this might come in handy if the country keeps on its present trajectory.)

  120. srr

    notafan
    #2478001, posted on August 24, 2017 at 11:44 am

    After leaving the army on a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) pension,

    Unbelievable, my father’s claim took years of in and out of hospital, the endurance of endless pain and suffering and was finally approved a few after he died.

    Brain hurtie is obviously a lot easier to prove.

    Was this your same dad who was the brave investigative journalist who took on evil bikers and won?

    Wouldn’t that career he got on with (instead of complaining about war trauma and becoming a ‘loser bikie‘, that you were so proud to boast of), have maybe, got in the way of him making a a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) pension claim?

  121. notafan

    ‘Cry Allahu akbar, get shot’
    1:55PM TOM KINGTON
    Venice’s right-wing mayor has courted controversy by warning anyone who yells ‘Allahu akbar’ in public will be shot.

    Yet another reason to visit Venice, the progs are angry about cruise ships, angry about housing affordability, angry about tourist’s noisy luggage, and angry because other people are voting for a right wing mayor that has police who actually do something about Eastern European pickpockets and infestations of sellers of crap. The absence of legions of professional beggars is also a welcome change.

    Also no mosques.

  122. Roger

    You wouldn’t expect ABC to pick young Sikhs who loved Australia would you?

    Like the ones who’ve contributed to the community of Coffs Harbour/Woolgoolga for c. 100 years.

  123. stackja

    Roger
    #2478160, posted on August 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    The Sydney Philosophy Disturbances

  124. Andreas

    Parliaments shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

    Bollocks to that.

  125. Stimpson J. Cat

    Odd. My gravatar usually triggers lefties.

    My beliefs cannot be described nor constrained nor explained by the privileged prison of your matriarchal thinking.
    Don’t be racist.

    😁

  126. johanna

    FMD.
    Winston, I recall perhaps 5000 dead haemophiliacs being swept into the memory hole.

    RIP Irma D*******, my sister’s MIL. Irma got a contaminated blood transfusion during a routine operation and died because of it. It was a long and painful death. Her transfusion was not able to be screened because “discrimination.”

    Irma was not one of those “loved by all” types. She was a tough post-war peasant, built to harvest potatoes all day long. She said what she thought, and I liked her a lot.

    Her grandchildren are mostly hardy peasant types, thank goodness. Tough and not whingers.

    We do have one who has a slight problem. His/her eyes each turn a different way, which will be corrected by surgery very soon.

    Or, as someone in La Familgia said – bookies’ eyes – one each way. 🙂

    RIP Irma, and a pox on those who condemned you to die because of identity politics.

  127. Roger

    Roger #2478160, posted on August 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm The Sydney Philosophy Disturbances

    Only time to read the first para, stacks.

    Bob Santamaria’s humble verdict on Menzies mistakes was spot on!

    Even when we only had seven universities a good number of the most noteworthy academics came from Britain, such as a young Enoch Powell (professor of Greek at Uni. of Sydney at age 25!) before the war and Knopfelmacher after it (University of Bristol).

  128. Stimpson J. Cat

    ABC had a program on young Sikh’s in Melbourne recently.

    I hope it was called:
    Fully Sikh Mate.

    Otherwise it was just another wasted opportunity to raise awareness.

  129. Roger

    Add a possessive apostrophe this time.

  130. Stimpson J. Cat

    Shout Allahu akbar and you’ll be shot, Venice mayor warns

    Hopefully gondola keelhauling will make a comeback.
    In that clean, clean, water.

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    such as a young Enoch Powell (professor of Greek at Uni. of Sydney at age 25!) before the war and Knopfelmacher after it (University of Bristol).

    Enoch Powell was supposed to have remarked of Gough Whitlam that he ‘had a very second rate mind.” IMHO, Powell was being far too charitable.

  132. Stimpson J. Cat

    Have you seen that Indian marriage site that allows you to drill down to hundreds of sub castes for the perfect bride/groom?

    The best thing I saw was the pimps out front of the nightclubs with the full-color A4 folders full of pages and pages of hardships of girls all 20 minutes away.
    Considerate, classy, and dignified.

  133. Stimpson J. Cat

    hardships = headshots

  134. Robert Mc

    Gillard as First Female PM was equally impressive.

    Unfortunately I will never forget Ms Gillard’s visit to the troops in Afghanistan and with very wide expanse of white undies with pink roses flashed to the camera and Australia at large as she climbed into an army vehicle

    Can’t say I recall that. She seemed to be always wearing slacks and a top that would prevent the flashing to which you refer.

  135. cohenite

    Just browsing and this is worth repeating; I had forgotten about this scandal:

    Winston Smith

    #2477974, posted on August 24, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Gays want the right to “Marriage”
    Remember the Haemophiliacs? HIV cut a huge swathe through their ranks.
    Why?
    Gays were being discriminated against because the Blood Banks were refusing to accept blood from homosexuals. So they fought for, and won, the right to donate blood.
    With safeguards, of course.
    Then it turned out some AIDS infected donors were deliberately lying so their blood would get into the Pool.
    Why?
    Because if ‘Breeders’ started getting AIDS more funds would be made available for a cure and the Gay Community could carry on with their debauched lifestyle.
    Then there were the men who set out to deliberately infect their casual partners.
    No. The Homosexual Community has shown us already just what they think of us, and we would be foolish to trust them either singly or en masse ever again.
    The time has come to make the practice a Anal sex a Public Health issue, and any who claims homosexuality should be incarcerated in a closed Public Health Facility until a clean bill of health issued.

    Since gay relationships have equal status with breeder relationships the issue is the word marriage which retains its religious context. Christianity persecuted gays for centuries; this is payback; appropriating marriage is a petulant act of revenge and it will create blowback: a rejuvenated Christianity and a focused islam, both of which will reinstate a foot on the gay crutch and a flaming feather up the gay arse.

    Caught in the middle will be the unwashed masses who will suffer the blowback, at least indirectly.

    SSM is a stupid idea thought up by limp wristed hissies and supported by dimwitted pollies who can only hear the screeches from said hissies.

  136. Diogenes

    Stimpy
    I dont Think gondalas have enough barnacles to make it worthwhile

  137. Roger:

    I was going to say the same, nota, but didn’t think I was entitled to.

    Had an interesting but short conversation with an Indian cabbie once.
    I also had the last several words – Suttee/Purdah/Dalit/Black hole of Calcutta
    Blessed silence for the rest of the trip.

  138. test pattern

    The 7th Fleet could do with a few more like this man –

    Robert Smalls [slave who stole a Confederate ship, disguised himself as the Captain, and escaped to the Union, became a Union naval pilot]

    ‘About 3 a.m. May 13, Smalls and seven of the eight slave crewmen made their previously planned escape to the Union blockade ships. Smalls put on the captain’s uniform and wore a straw hat similar to the captain’s. He sailed the Planter past what was then called Southern Wharf, and stopped at another wharf to pick up his wife and child, and the families of other crewmen.

    Smalls guided the ship past the five Confederate harbor forts without incident, as he gave the correct signals at checkpoints. The Planter had been commanded by a Captain Relay, and Smalls copied Relay’s manners and straw hat on deck to fool Confederate onlookers from shore and the forts. The Planter sailed past Fort Sumter at about 4:30 a.m. He headed straight for the Union Navy fleet, flying a white bed sheet as a surrender flag. The Planter had been seen by the USS Onward, which was about to fire until a crewman spotted the white flag. The Onward′s captain, John Frederick Nickels, boarded the Planter, and Smalls asked for a United States flag to display. He surrendered the Planter and her cargo to the United States Navy. Smalls’ escape plan had succeeded.’

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

  139. Stimpson J. Cat

    Calcutta

    It’s an amazing place.

    To visit.

  140. H B Bear

    I thought you would identify womens underwear by smell Groogooglery?

  141. JC

    That’s fake news, johanna. Australia’s blood supply is most certainly tested for infectious diseases across a wide spectrum. Homosexuals who have shagged a dude in the past 12 months are rejected. Attempt to keep fake news on the left. This site doesn’t need it.

  142. Robert Mc

    That’s your expertise Bear. You related to any WA politicians?

  143. min

    Venetians had enough of wars with Musllims , harassed for centuries so would not want a return of the problems

  144. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Peter
    3 hours ago

    What a lovely bit of insight into the wonders of aboriginal medicine. Look forward to next week’s revelation about talking the heart out of a heart attack, or perhaps talking the brain out of seizures. Best of all, how limbs are talked into re-growing after being hacked off during inter-tribal disputes.

    What the heck, shut down the medical schools and instead send aspiring mid-wives, doctors and nurses to observe the medicine whisperer’s in the outback. Might also help reduce Medicare costs.

    Comment of the day, over on Bolta, about there being no breech births for fifty years in one community, because the Aboriginal midwives just told the unborn child to turn around…F.M.S.

  145. Robert Mc

    Where’s memoryvault? Off researching the 1966 Gascoyne flood?

  146. notafan

    The Hep C tainted blood scandal is ongoing but I don’t believe the Red Cross knowingly allowed people to be given Aids contaminated blood

    Seems you are correct JC, wasn’t Bryce Courtney’s sons one of those who contracted aids because of contaminated blood supply?

  147. Stimpson J. Cat

    That’s your expertise Bear. You related to any WA politicians?

    Don’t get grumpy when someone recognises your stultifying skin sock signature Grigsie.

    It’s your fault, not anyone else’s.

    Try harder.

  148. Baldrick

    Robert Mc
    #2478198, posted on August 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Fuck off 1234 Trolly McTrollface

  149. JC

    Fan

    I have relative who works for the Red Cross and I recall being told they most certainly do check for bad blood -:).

    I think they also have a questionaire asking homos specific questions.

    Transfusions aren’t without risk though. No medical treatment is.

  150. Robert Mc

    All good, Stimpson. Troy Bear was clearly talking to me, not “Groogooglery”.

  151. cohenite

    The gay community features 70% of new HIV diagnosis; and since the gay community is only ~ 2% of the total community the prevalence of the rate of infection is clear.

    So should gay men be permitted to donate blood?

  152. Robert Mc

    Speaking of smells. Checks soles of shoes. Nope, all clean.

    Floater. It’s you again. Good afternoon. 🙂

  153. Chris

    JC
    #2478193, posted on August 24, 2017 at 3:10 pm
    That’s fake news, johanna. Australia’s blood supply is most certainly tested for infectious diseases across a wide spectrum. Homosexuals who have shagged a dude in the past 12 months are rejected. Attempt to keep fake news on the left. This site doesn’t need it.

    That screening is now. It wasn’t so in 1986 or whenever.

    I only have memory of newspaper and TV news to go on, but I remember reading the first stories about AIDS and how they identified a correlation – guys who had it had had more than 1000 sex partners in the gay bathhouses and clubs of NY and SF.
    I do recall the attempts at screening and the protests that they were being discriminated against.
    And I recall that the media were full of stories of the dying gays, but the dead hemophiliacs were less commonly reported.
    Donating blood was seen as a virtuous act, so it may have been a way to award oneself social virtue points that more traditional views of morality could not.

  154. notafan

    Donating blood was seen as a virtuous act, so it may have been a way to award oneself social virtue points that more traditional views of morality could not.

    iirc donations in the US were paid for, my linked article suggests that as soon as the Australian Red Cross became aware, they started testing for the virus.

  155. test pattern

    ‘Comment of the day, over on Bolta, about there being no breech births for fifty years in one community, because the Aboriginal midwives just told the unborn child to turn around…F.M.S.’

    Sound like racist crap to me. My wife’s a nurse midwife, there are very few of them. Can u copy and paste it that comment cokebottle

  156. calli

    The blood bank was also used as a way to screen for STDs. Just dandy.

  157. Stimpson J. Cat

    All good, Stimpson. Troy Bear was clearly talking to me, not “Groogooglery”.

    While it is great that you finally worked up the courage to talk to me, I would prefer that you do it as yourself Grigsie.
    These socktalking shenanigans are just sad and lonely.
    I know sad and lonely and this is it, trust me.
    Be yourself.
    What are you afraid of?

  158. srr

    calli
    #2478155, posted on August 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Odd. My gravatar usually triggers lefties.

    Perhaps it’s gone all Equal Opportunity.

    No, that’s an odd thing to say, when everyone now knows it as a favourite piece of Lefty Commie FemiNasty propaganda, used to rob children of their mothers and husbands of the lovers they married.

  159. Robert Mc

    I think I’ve addressed a comment to you before, Stimpson, but not necessarily by name. No idea why I would do so as “Grigsie”.

    Btw. Are you now Troy Bearwells mouthpiece?

  160. Zatara

    iirc donations in the US were paid for, my linked article suggests that as soon as the Australian Red Cross became aware, they started testing for the virus.

    Blood donors to the American Red Cross were never paid.

    Platelet donors to private labs often were.

  161. Robert Mc

    The Australian Red Cross screens all blood donations for specified infectious diseases.

  162. H B Bear

    Keep workings on those zingers Groogs. Even you can do better than that.

  163. Des Deskperson

    ‘Heh. Just been describing the gathering of mobility scooters at the mall in the Big Q to my sister.’

    Where’s the Big Q? I know the Q centre and there used to be a Queen Bee shopping precinct.

    Is the Big Q a general term for the whole of Queanbeyan?

    We call it ‘Shelbyville’ BTW. .

  164. Robert Mc

    Sniff up big, Troy Bear.

    “Groogs”? ROFL

  165. Stimpson J. Cat

    I think I’ve addressed a comment to you before, Stimpson, but not necessarily by name. No idea why I would do so as “Grigsie”.

    Btw. Are you now Troy Bearwells mouthpiece?

    Look Grigsie, it’s probably better if you don’t talk to me anymore.
    You literally make me want to blind myself to avoid any further interactions with you.
    It’s that bad.
    I’m sorry but it’s the truth.

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ABC PROMOTES ANTI-SCIENCE ABORIGINAL CHILD-BIRTH
    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    August 24, 2017 8:42am

    The ABC promotes a dangerous new Aboriginal mysticism, interviewing Aboriginal-identifying midwife Marni Tuala, who claims we should learn from tribal ways of allegedly dealing with potentially fatal breech births:

    There is this beautiful documentary that I have seen on a community, Utopia, and the old women out there, the traditional birth attendants, and they have never in 50 years had a breech birth in their community.

    And when you ask them why it is because they tell the babies to come down head first.

    Now that is just unbelievable. It warms my heart that they know more than we will ever know. So I do think we can learn more from them than the other way around.

    Sadly, this unscientific nonsense was not challenged on the program. Aboriginal culture is put above the safety of Aboriginal children, in my opinion, and not for the first time.

    (Thanks to reader Michael.)

    Since you asked in such a civil fashion, testes.

  167. Myrddin Seren

    Stimps

    You literally make me want to blind myself to avoid any further interactions with you.
    It’s that bad.

    You need to move past these harsh feelings about the Alter know as ‘Grigs’, and recall the peace and reconciliation that Infidel Tiger found over a shared private moment.

  168. John Constantine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fool%27s_Day_(novel)

    Bryce Courtney’s son died from a blood transfusion that resulted in AIDS.

    This is a bit of history, that should never be repeated with any luck, but this hard to get hold of book tells it how it was only twenty odd years ago. Written in raw anguish, speaking truth against the framed narrative.

    It is also a stark reminder that it is only the’ last shot in the locker’ multi-drug cocktail that holds the virus at bay in the West now. Using this drug cocktail as a morning after pill at random timing at random rates to enable a multi-partner/random stranger party lifestyle is a threat to a drug resistant return to the bad old days.

  169. Robert Mc

    Sure, Stimpson, whatevs. I think the truth and you have long been strangers.

  170. incoherent rambler

    I just took a hit for the team and read Nikki’s article in the Australian.
    In short she thinks the beloved Mal is a goner. It’s all Abbot’s fault that Shorten will win the next election.

    Remaining Malotto entrants, get ready, the day of judgement is at hand.

  171. Robert Mc

    You need to move past these harsh feelings

    Good advice, Johanna and Rabz. Remember the old saying: True love never runs smooth.

  172. incoherent rambler

    Fsck McDickhead. Stimpy is the most trusted soul on this blog.
    Go. Away.

  173. H B Bear

    When you’ve lost Mrs Woolcott you know it is time to go for a walk on the ice.

  174. Stimpson J. Cat

    Seriously Grigsie, I would rather go to a showing of the Vagina Monologues in a group of lesbian Commies with Monty and all of us wearing pink p$ssyhats after a vegan dinner served by Buddhist Monks on fire after ironing JC’s entire wardrobe and cleaning Fat Fingers house and washing Sinc’s mankini by hand rather than talk with your socks.
    Seriously.

  175. Chris

    iirc donations in the US were paid for, my linked article suggests that as soon as the Australian Red Cross became aware, they started testing for the virus.

    Yes. I had a friend who in SF in 1979 (with his bi travelling mate) ran out of money, and donated plasma twice a week for enough cash to get a flagon of cheap wine and a loaf of bread.
    Then in (I think) 1984 I went with my sister to donate blood at the Red Cross in Perth. They did not and could not afford to test every donation then. We answered a questionnaire and she was excluded for having had acupuncture. Gay sex would have done it too. I think that shortly after that, they would accept the donation ‘to avoid discriminating’, then toss it if the questionnaire indicated AIDS risk.
    Then within six months or so they were testing every time; I believe that followed several lawsuits against Red Cross Australia over infections via blood products.
    I don’t know how many died; I don’t know how to find trustworthy data. Remember the Government and public health people covered up and falsified information to the public as a matter of course – eg the lurid and false ‘Bowling’ advertising campaign to convince innocent heterosexuals that they were just as likely as bath-house attendants and heroin needle-sharers to get AIDS.

  176. JC

    Robert Mc
    #2478219, posted on August 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    The Australian Red Cross screens all blood donations for specified infectious diseases.

    Stay out out of it, Dextor.

  177. JC

    Chris,

    I don’t think they had the tech to test in the mid 80s. Not a 100% sure though.

  178. Baldrick

    B Shaw
    #2305016, posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    A poor man’s “Song to the Moon” for the absent one, Grigory M
    Don’t be angry with me, Grig
    Don’t turn me from your door
    I know that I’ve been untoward
    But I won’t be, anymore

  179. calli

    No, that’s an odd thing to say, when everyone now knows it as a favourite piece of Lefty Commie FemiNasty propaganda, used to rob children of their mothers and husbands of the lovers they married.

    Why let the foe have all the good images?

    She once represented fine, hard working women labouring day and night supporting their men who were off at war. Not lardy, lazy minded, man-hating offendobots who use her to further their own barren causes.

    So I took her back and made her my own.

  180. srr

    AMY SCHEMER DEMANDS CHRIS ROCK MONEY! Ironically Disproves ‘Wage’ Myth…
    Louder With Crowder
    Aug 23, 2017
    Amy Schumer is now demanding more money for her Netflix special after learning what Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle made for theirs. In an ironic turn too good to be true, she completely disproves the infamous “wage gap”. We explain why…

  181. John Constantine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fool%27s_Day_(novel)

    Written in raw anguish, this is Bryce Courtney speaking the truth against the framed narrative as to how diseased blood entered the Australian blood transfusion service and killed his son with aids. Incorrect, yet accurate, so it is a Nazi book.

    Only thirty years ago, and we are faced with the possibility that abuse of the last shot in the locker- the multi-drug cocktail that holds the aids virus at bay in todays west- could easily see a drug resistant strain of aids take us back to the bad old days.

    Use of the drug cocktail as a morning after pill, following unprotected mass stranger partnering sex parties, at random rates at random timing, is a pathway to breeding resistant virus strains.

    Their abc did broadcast an activist calling upon all hyper sexually active boys to obtain, stockpile and abuse the treatment as a party drug, after a ‘q and a’ program.

  182. test pattern

    Truckie’s song from Rum Jungle.

    THE LEYLAND DRIVER’S DREAM

    Now I work in Wimpey’s Store
    I’ve been there three years or more
    I was once in the navy driver’s team,
    You know how night shift drags
    I was sleeping in the rags
    When there came to me a strange and funny dream.
    The night was still and hot
    And I somehow quite forgot
    That the old hands now were very nearly gone,
    I dreamed I saw old Boyle
    With his hands all rough with toil
    Piloting the good old Leylands along.
    And that grand old master Joe
    Who never could go slow
    While Jimmy Riley helped with every yard,
    They loaded every truck
    With a good nine yards of muck
    And the longest day was never then too hard.
    Then the Doctor came along
    And the Crack was good and strong
    When everything was running good and free,
    There never was a man
    In the good old Wimpey clan
    Like the Doctor on the little 33.
    Ginger Carol going fast
    And the Euclids he passed
    While he hurried down to get another load,
    Old Bob Watson slowing round
    With the jib down near the ground
    Would load him up and send him up the road.
    And Tom Phillips standing near
    With his hand up to his ear
    Said ‘The grandest team I’ve had in all me life,
    They can make the Leylands sing
    and they never break a thing
    They’ve never got the 33 in strife’.
    Hayes was foreman of the crew
    And he knew a thing or two
    He could even drive a Leyland fair enough
    He would give the Doc a spell
    When the rocks were rough as hell
    And he never missed a shift when things were tough.
    Thus I lay there sleeping fast
    While the Euclids wern past
    And the cut was slowly going on
    Then before I hardly knew
    That we’d cut the limestone through
    The grand old Irishmen were nearly gone.
    Still the faithful old 33
    She was chugging just as free
    As the days when old Joe McLoughlin had control,
    Yet firm the Doctor stood
    And he did the best he could
    To shift the muck and make the Leylands roll.
    Then an extra special man
    From the great Blue Metal clan
    Came down and took the 33
    He shovelled and he spragged
    And he even went on drag
    And no one shifted muck as fast as he.
    And even gearbox Mick
    Never moved half as quick
    As when extra special sent him to the shed,
    You could see the Leylands fly
    But the Doc just winked his eye
    ‘I’ll see the best of them of them away” he said.
    Well the job was nearly done
    And I still kept sleeping on
    When I heard the most unmercifulest crash,
    Someone shook me by the knee
    “Get up Bill” says he
    “The 33 has had an awful crash”.
    So I woke up with a start
    Underneath the water cart
    And I know the good old 33 was gone,
    For she’d jumped the big high wall
    With not a chance at all
    While the extra special man was looking on.
    O’Sullivan bought the crane
    And they sent for Tommy Kane
    With the grand old navvy lying there in style,
    And the Doctor safe in here
    With his belly full of beer
    Said “the thickest set I’ve seen for quite a while.”

  183. Stimpson J. Cat

    I thought only gay people could use gay blood.
    Aren’t they a different blood type to normies?
    If gay marriage is a thing why not gay blood?
    It’s so confusing.

  184. John Constantine

    April Fools Day is the title of a book about part of Australias concealed history.

    Written in raw anguish, this is Bryce Courtney speaking the truth against the framed narrative as to how diseased blood entered the Australian blood transfusion service and killed his son with aids. Incorrect, yet accurate, so it is a Nazi book.

    Only thirty years ago, and we are faced with the possibility that abuse of the last shot in the locker- the multi-drug cocktail that holds the aids virus at bay in todays west- could easily see a drug resistant strain of aids take us back to the bad old days.

    Use of the drug cocktail as a morning after pill, following unprotected mass stranger partnering sex parties, at random rates at random timing, is a pathway to breeding resistant virus strains.

    Their abc did broadcast an activist calling upon all hyper sexually active boys to obtain, stockpile and abuse the treatment as a party drug, after a ‘q and a’ program.

    apologies if more than one version of this post eventually shows up, i am just trying to work around the filter.

  185. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stay out out of it, Dextor.

    Grigsie loves Dexter.
    It’s his idol.
    He has them all on DVD, don’t you Grigs?

  186. Fat Tony

    Robert Mc or Robbie mac or…….whoever this week……

    If I wolfed down a goanna that’d been dead for 2 weeks and washed it down a gallon of horse piss, what came out would have more class than you.

    Stimpy has class – you have nothing, you contribute nothing.

    Just fuck off.

  187. stackja

    1985: Canadian Red Cross begins testing blood donations for HIV
    http://www.cbc.ca
    Every drop of donated blood will be tested for HIV. … But they have no idea how many more recipients will get AIDS from past transfusions of … was licensed for use in the U.S. in March 1985, and testing of blood donations began there within weeks. Australia was using the test for all its blood donations by mid-May 1985.

  188. John Constantine

    Bryce Courtney, April Fools Day.

    His son died from a tainted blood transfusion, this raw book tells it how it was, not that long ago in Australia.

  189. stackja

    France began HIV antibody testing in June 1985

  190. Chris

    If gay marriage is a thing why not gay blood?
    It’s so confusing

    It IS a thing. Just google ‘gay blood politics’ and see all the offendobot articles in the Grnauiad.

  191. stackja

    Australia started NAT testing of blood donors for HIV and HCV since June 2000

  192. Fergus #2478209, posted on August 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Early onset of discipline and good role models could help
    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-23/primary-school-boys-struggle-with-emotional,-behaviour-problems/8833732

    The Making of Men – A True Story
    • Colleague of mine was visiting a business partner at this home.
    • Business partner was in a defacto relationship with a woman who had a 9-year-old son by a previous relationship.
    • Throughout the day, as the two men discussed business, the son was openly disrespectful and hostile towards his mother.
    • The business partner said nothing and took no action.
    • When questioned, he said it wasn’t his place to interfere.
    • The poor behaviour continued until my colleague could bear it no further and corrected the child in strong terms, indicating; he was not to treat his mother in such a disrespectful manner, secondly he was to apologise for his behaviour, and finally he was to promise not to do it again.
    • Shocked, the child did as he was instructed.
    • Later that afternoon, the colleague indicated he was going to the local shopping centre and asked if anyone needed anything while he was there.
    • The child asked if he could come.
    • Feeling badly that he had berated the child, the colleague agreed the boy could accompany him.
    • As they walked through the shopping centre, side by side the boy silently took my colleague’s hand.
    • Tears welled up in my colleague’s eyes.
    • The boy just wanted… no, he needed a real father.

  193. rickw

    God this country is fucked.

    Article from Sunbeam Torque Newsletter, extract from Unique Cars magazine:

    Asbestos and Car Collectors

    “Unique Cars has reported on several experiencesd importers who have had their recent purchases held up for over a month for testing, with costs of over $15,000 and also damage to some vehicles by the testing process. On top of that, individuals faced fines of up to $180,000 and companies up to $900,000.”

    So what happened to bring this on? Australia banned asbestos importation and Border force has suddenly realised that most vintage and classic cars contain asbestos.

    This country is Governed and Policed by complete cvnts.

  194. stackja

    Riccardo Bosi
    #2478263, posted on August 24, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Few problems before the 1960s ‘experts’ decided they knew ‘better’.

  195. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy has class

    This may be a slight embellishment…unconventional ideas, certainly.
    I wouldn’t say class though.
    Is in a “special” class perhaps?
    A “special” class with “special” people all his own?

    😁

  196. JC

    France began HIV antibody testing in June 1985

    Non English speaking so it could not be trusted. Like flying.

  197. srr

    calli
    #2478246, posted on August 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    No, that’s an odd thing to say, when everyone now knows it as a favourite piece of Lefty Commie FemiNasty propaganda, used to rob children of their mothers and husbands of the lovers they married.

    Why let the foe have all the good images?

    She once represented fine, hard working women labouring day and night supporting their men who were off at war. Not lardy, lazy minded, man-hating offendobots who use her to further their own barren causes.

    So I took her back and made her my own.

    Yeah but she wasn’t happy with it and was keen to get back to being a lady when the war was over.

    But who cares, when the death dealing alphabet people are again having kittens over covering up the fact that they consider sacrificing the lives of innocent children and normal people, worth it, if it will let them steal yet more health care money from innocent children and normal people.

    THAT is the current topic that all personal bitch festing is intended to bury.

    Oh ya cohenite and they others, for continuing to dig it back up again.

    It’s important now that these same dealers in death are demanding they be given full married couple rights to buy babies with whom to play out their other spiritual and moral perversities.

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    He is the 78-year-old Christian Democratic Party leader who champions religious moral values and the traditional family.
    She is the single mother of three from the northern beaches who, despite being 23 years his junior, swept him off his feet.
    Fred Nile and Silvana Nero are proof that love moves in mysterious ways.

    Good man.
    Punching above his weight.
    Single Mother Syndrome.
    We’ve all been there am I right?

  199. test pattern

    Here is what u wrote cokebottle –

    ‘because the Aboriginal midwives just told the unborn child to turn around…’

    And here is the original quote –

    ‘the traditional birth attendants.’ Not Midwives.

    ur comment

    ‘the Aboriginal midwives just told the unborn child to turn around’

    conflated with another racist Bolt commenter

    ‘One of my cows had a breech delivery. Trust me I told the bloody calf to turn itself around and stop mucking me about as my arm was not long enough to reach inside and do the job! I ended up shooting the cow.’

    ur a dirty racist manipulating comments from other blogs to suit ur racist fantasies.

  200. stackja #2478265, posted on August 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    The damage done by unhinged feminists and beta males on both boys and girls infuriates me.

  201. Atoms for Peace

    Anyone got the backstory on CSL buying into the Chinese plasma market? Deal went through in June this year.

  202. The Great Wank Forward.

    Thwack!!

    You deserved that, Stimpy.

  203. Reminder from the ALA

    Today (24 August 2017) is the last day to check with the Australian Electoral Commission that you are registered to vote and that your address details are correct.

    If your details were correct at the last federal election and you haven’t moved house since 2 July 2016, you will be right. Otherwise, check online at https://check.aec.gov.au/ and do the necessary updates before 8pm today.

    Instructions are on the AEC website.

    The survey forms will be sent out by the ABS in mid-September.

  204. calli

    Looks like I’ve been colouring-in outside the lines again. Another “Fail”. Sigh.

  205. Stimpson J. Cat

    I was a traditional birth attendant.
    I didn’t tell the baby to turn around though.
    I think my exact words were:

    “F$ck that’s a big head!
    Good job.
    Can I have my hand back now please?
    Is the bleeding supposed to stop anytime soon?
    Sure I’ll cut it. I haven’t got anything else to do right now.
    He looks bloody Asian. “

  206. Tator

    for those looking for a bright side to the Phoenix Demonstrations.
    Pepper meet balls

    Stimpson, a different sort of head shot.

  207. Baldrick

    Riccardo Bosi
    #2478263, posted on August 24, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    The Making of Men – A True Story

    Beaut story Riccardo.

  208. Fisky

    Massive majority support banning the burqa. Huge defeat for libertarianism!

    Sky News Australia @SkyNewsAust
    Sky [email protected] poll shows 44% of respondents ‘strongly support’ and 13% ‘support’ a burqa ban in public places. (link: http://bit.ly/2w6gQ67) bit.ly/2w6gQ67

  209. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson, a different sort of head shot.

    Who wears shorts to a protest?
    And where is Monty?
    Jesus Christ.

  210. notafan

    Tsk tsk Calli you know what happens if you go off the approved topic

    You can stay in at play time too,

    Francis Fukuyama hypothesized the ending of history, but he failed to foresee the increasingly popular practice of the mending of history to delegitimize the right of the politically weak to their pride and property.

    Rewriting the past to help disinherit the powerless by demeaning their ancestors is an ancient practice currently growing in popularity. For example, this summer in Madison and Boston, government officials have obliterated or covered up grave markers commemorating prisoners of war who died in captivity.

    This is justified as punching up against white supremacy. After all, who is more powerful than a dead POW?

    I’m beginning to think white supremacy is a mostly a myth used to justify black/brown racism.

    http://takimag.com/article/war_of_the_classes_steve_sailer/print#ixzz4qeUOqLvrTakimag

  211. rickw

    Riccardo Bosi
    #2478263, posted on August 24, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    The Making of Men – A True Story

    Beaut story Riccardo.

    Indeed

  212. Rococo Liberal

    Our old friend John QUiggin is still plying his trade

    http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/08/a-few-links/

  213. Baldrick

    Sky [email protected] poll shows 44% of respondents ‘strongly support’ and 13% ‘support’ a burqa ban in public places.

    As usual, Brandis from the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party was on the wrong side of his party’s base.

  214. Stimpson J. Cat

    Massive majority support banning the burqa. Huge defeat for libertarianism!

    We need some lazy white dole bludger statistics stat!!!
    There must be some studies somewhere showing that the lack of time wamens in Burqas spend talking to men leads to increased economic productivity amongst Saudi Arabian female Taxi Drivers!!!
    Please!!!

  215. Robert Mc

    If I wolfed down a goanna that’d been dead for 2 weeks

    Or a cat that had been dead in the water tanks for 12 months.

  216. Eyrie

    Isaac Asimov was one of those who died from AIDS as a result of a blood transfusion.

  217. rickw

    Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party was on the wrong side of his party’s base.

    With a result like that, I would suggest that he’s on the wrong side of the Liberal Base, and the Labor Base, that takes rock solid idiocy.

  218. srr

    I hope they’re ready for the pain, when justice starts getting done again …

    Kellyanne Conway‏Verified account @KellyannePolls 17h17 hours ago

    Astonishing infographic showing historic gridlock and obstruction of @POTUS @realDonaldTrump judicial nominees.
    https://twitter.com/KellyannePolls/status/900350280398655488

    … oh, and it will get done …

  219. incoherent rambler

    43.6 per cent of respondents said they ‘strongly support’ the ban while 12.7 per cent approve of it.

    Only 12.3 per cent and 18.9 cent of respondents disapproved or strongly disapproved of banning the burqa, while 12.5 per cent are undecided.

    Pauline is on a winner.

  220. thefrolickingmole

    “and the band played on” was a good read on the early politics of AIDs.

    In short.

    US paid for a lot of blood, this saw people high risk (druggies etc) as well as gays/norms were big donors.
    Also the industry itself refused to implement screening for cost reasons, until the scandal became a little too big.
    There was an element of deliberate contamination by individuals out to get “revenge” for their self inflicted condition.
    In Australia the same cost savings argument was made as screening for nasties was pretty expensive per donor. This set up some squealing which was dutifully ignored with gay blood pretty well dumped. As testing came down the restrictions became less as it was just another screening.

    Oh and Poms are still banned from donating blood because of mad cows disease…..

  221. calli

    Isaac Asimov was one of those who died from AIDS as a result of a blood transfusion.

    Arthur Ashe, Elizabeth Glasser and her infant daughter.

  222. Stimpson J. Cat

    Pauline is on a winner.

    Meanwhile, Cory watched and waited and drew his plans against her….

  223. test pattern

    Maybe this is why Warner was meeting Duterte

    PADEM Calls for the Ouster of Duterte

    CALL FOR THE OUSTER OF RODRIGO R. DUTERTE FOR BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC INTEREST

    ‘We, officers and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, hereby make a compact to constitute ourselves as the Patriotic and Democratic Movement (PADEM) and to condemn and hold Rodrigo R. Duterte accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people.’

    https://www.pinoyabrod.net/padem-calls-ouster-duterte/

  224. thefrolickingmole

    Or a cat that had been dead in the water tanks for 12 months.

    Grigs confirmed for putting bits of a cat in different water tanks?

    Is Griggs Maocolm?

    Would explain the no mates bit

  225. H B Bear

    Anytime you get a standing ovation from Sarah Hyphen-Seapatrol and the Greens you pretty much know you are off with the loonies. No wonder even the Lieborals couldn’t be bothered getting their arses off the cushy red leather. They know unless they are 1 or 2 on the ticket their time at the trough is coming to an end.

  226. srr

    🙂 …

    TheLastRefuge Retweeted
    Conservative Momma‏ @conmomma 10h10 hours ago

    A glimpse at today’s “AntiFascists”……
    https://twitter.com/conmomma/status/900454271207915520

    … 😆 see, Conservative Momma’s can’t even uglify themselves when they try 😉 🙂

  227. incoherent rambler

    Cory watched and waited and drew his plans against her….

    You could make that into a song Stimpy.
    How about the full chorus?

  228. C.L.

    I beg to differ:

    A QUEENSLAND Australian rules player has been banned from the sport for 20 years after kicking another player in the head during a game at the weekend.

    The Ipswich Eagles Division 3 player was sent from the field during the senior reserves semi-final clash against Redcliffe Tigers, at Limestone Park at Ipswich on Saturday…

    -[Redcliffe Tigers vice-president Steve] Brown said he was impressed with the way the Tigers players reacted after the incident.

    “Normally when something like that happens a fight breaks out but the players all rushed to check on their teammate. It was great team spirit.”

    Plus:

    Brown said he did have concerns for the Ipswich player.

    Aussie rules player kicked in head during game.
    With video.

  229. incoherent rambler

    They know unless they are 1 or 2 on the ticket their time at the trough is coming to an end.

    12 LNP senators left after the next election? Sounds about right.

  230. Pedro the Ignorant

    The ongoing desecration of Confederate soldier’s war graves and destruction of Civil War monuments in the US is appalling.

    What the hell is wrong with these people?

    150 years of reconciliation and settling of old differences between North and South is being thrown away by ratbag activist petty officials.

    This will not end well.

  231. calli

    Cats and water tanks and owls (?).

    That was a stupid argument with Libbie Zee months ago. Reminded me of Sydney Mains water and how gross it is.

  232. Chris

    If I wolfed down a goanna that’d been dead for 2 weeks

    Or a cat that had been dead in the water tanks for 12 months.

    A magpie after 1 week adds more flavour. Bastard found his way into and died in the sweetest rainwater tank on the farm, too. Mmmm, mmm. Almost as bad as Irish whisky.

  233. Mark from Melbourne

    Oh and Poms are still banned from donating blood because of mad cows disease…..

    Not only Poms. We were living in England just after all that and are still personae non grata for blood donation.

  234. calli

    Rambler, when do you think the tumbrels can be pencilled in?

  235. Stimpson J. Cat

    You could make that into a song Stimpy.
    How about the full chorus?

    The chances of anyone voting for Pauline,
    Are a million to one, he said
    The chances of anyone voting for Pauline,
    Are a million to one, but still, they vote.

  236. Mark from Melbourne

    The chances of anyone voting for Pauline,
    Are a million to one, he said
    The chances of anyone voting for Pauline,
    Are a million to one, but still, they vote.

    You do realise that million to one shots happen nine times out of ten, I assume?

  237. incoherent rambler

    Rambler, when do you think the tumbrels can be pencilled in?

    I’m in the middle of attaching some razor ribbon around the edges. Should finish up in an hour or so.
    I will place them on standby for you, for the next fortnight.
    Did you have a date in mind?

  238. Stimpson J. Cat

    You do realise that million to one shots happen nine times out of ten, I assume?

    Of course.
    I love Pauline.
    I’d even go so far as to buy fish and chips off her because:
    A) I bet she can cook like a proper wamen and
    B) I bet she could pronounce fish and chips correctly, unlike a speech-impaired Kiwi.

  239. Mark from Melbourne

    This is less silly than Snowy 2.0.

    ARES’s solution? Run some old trains up and down a hill.

    The company harnesses the power of potential and kinetic energy to help utilities add and subtract to the energy grid as needed. When the wind or solar farm is producing excess energy, that power is shuttled over to the adjacent ARES facility. The surplus energy is used to power repurposed electric locomotives, which in turn haul enormously heavy railroad cars to the top of a hill.

    When less energy is being produced but more is needed for the grid, the railroad cars roll back down, turning potential energy back into kinetic energy by powering onboard generators with the force of their descent. The technique is similar to the regenerative braking system that is used in electric and hybrid vehicles, which routes deceleration energy to the vehicle’s battery.

    Rail energy storage has about an 80 percent efficiency rate, meaning that the descending railroad cars can output 80 percent of the energy that was initially used to get them up that hill.

    That’s better than pumped-storage hydroelectricity, Kelly noted, which typically runs in the 60 percent range. Batteries can return a higher efficiency, but their capacity degrades over time.

    “The real question is how much you get out when you need the energy,” Kelly said. “If you discharge your storage batteries tomorrow, you will probably get 90 units out. If you discharge in six months, you may get 40 or 50 units. ARES units have essentially infinite cycles with no degradation.”

    “What we’ve done with ARES is harness the inexhaustible, entirely reliable power of gravity,” he added.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/08/23/rail-energy-storage-harnesses-the-power-of-gravity-all-the-livelong-day/

  240. thefrolickingmole

    Thick as a Lib

    Really don’t mind if you sit this one out
    My word’s but a whisper your poling arseabout
    I may make you feel but I can’t make you think
    Your votes in the gutter your preferences stink
    So you ride yourselves over the Greens
    And you make all your animal deals
    And your Textors don’t know how it feels
    To be thick as a voter

    And the conservative virtues are all swept away
    In the tidal destruction the moral melee
    The elastic principles rings the close of the party
    As the Cristopher Pyne uncovers the newfangled way
    But your new candidates are scorned at the booths
    And your vote does rapidly peel
    And your Textors don’t know how it feels
    To be thick as a voter

    And the love that Maocolm feels is so far away:
    I’m a bad dream that he just had today
    And you shake your head
    And say it’s a shame

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