Monday Forum: September 3, 2017

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  1. egg_

    Impossible to please,

    Have you exhausted all possibilities? Truly?

    A sack of flour?

  2. Snoopy

    I’m the Felix Sater of the revolution

    Joe Buck more likely.

  3. srr

    According to Twitter, his is too powerful for the NO vote, to show at all –

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI9CGhdVYAEKIJt.jpg

  4. srr

    Real Mark Latham‏ @RealMarkLatham 2h2 hours ago

    Conviction of The Bendigo Three a blasphemy law enforcement with significant consequences for free speech/rights of protest in Australia.

  5. BrettW

    From The Daily Mail a WTF story about a Uni complaint.

    A law student is under investigation by his university after allegedly mocking ISIS on social media and ‘putting minority students at risk and in a state of panic’.
    Robbie Travers is being probed by Edinburgh University amid claims he committed a ‘hate crime’, despite no criminal investigation by the police.
    The 21-year-old third-year student wrote a Facebook post after the US Air Force bombed an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan in April.
    However his comments sparked a complaint from fellow student Esme Allman, who accused him of ‘blatant Islamaphobia’.
    Robbie Travers is being probed by Edinburgh University amid claims he committed a ‘hate crime’

  6. Motelier

    Myrddin
    The email used is generic.

    Not too worried. Prolly just a download linky for a virus or some such stuff.

    If ya send me an email I will read it, but never will I click on a link. MrsM has been told never to and so with all of the offspring.

    Still……..

  7. srr

    Real Mark Latham‏ @RealMarkLatham 2h2 hours ago

    Bendigo Three convicted while mother who gave young son a Behead the Infidels sign in Hyde Park described by NSW Minister as having “giggle”

  8. Empire

    You don’t realise how central I am in the organisation, Empire. Not only do I know where all the bodies are buried, I have spreadsheets of GPS co-ordinates locked up in escrow. I’m the Felix Sater of the revolution.

    I applaud your optimism, but on that basis you won’t even make it to the wall.

    Nice try on the FS meme.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You don’t realise how central I am in the organisation, Empire. Not only do I know where all the bodies are buried, I have spreadsheets of GPS co-ordinates locked up in escrow. I’m the Felix Sater of the revolution.

    That won’t do you any good, Monty. By the time your comrades have finished with you, you’ll be begging for a seat in the tumbril, having told them everything they want to know. The revolution always devours its own.

  10. Leo G

    AGL CEO:
    Andy Vesey ✔ @AndyVesey_AGL
    We’re getting out of coal. We committed to the closure of the Liddell power station in 2022, the end of its operating life.

    Vesey has successfully deconstructed the meaning of baseload generation. There was a time when it referred to a continuous constant component of total electrical energy supplied through an supply grid at the level of the minimum (repeating) demand occuring over a nominal period of supply- usually a week.
    According to the AGL chief however:

    “New baseload for us is going to be large scale renewables…”

    So “new baseload” is the antithesis of “real” baseload. New baseload appears to be the maximum available output of the generation source which is least capable of supplying real baseload over a supply period.
    Crony baseload might be a more accurate term.

  11. After last night’s very uncomfortable actions towards Delta A, I was suggesting Mote be careful in case Septimus Prime was trying to confirm which Mein Host in his locales was the target.

    The stalker was wayyyyyyyyyyy out of line there. Police action is called for.
    Deservedly so.

    Septimus Prime would be well advised to exercise great caution if tracking down Cats. It may transpire the stalkee Cat is brawnier than anticipated, and quite ornery when harassed.

  12. twostix

    However his comments sparked a complaint from fellow student Esme Allman, who accused him of ‘blatant Islamaphobia’.

    Esme Allman clutching her pearls about Islamophobia?

    LOL life imitates art.

  13. A law student is under investigation by his university after allegedly mocking ISIS on social media

    Ex-cuse me?
    This would be the same ISIS that dug shallow trenches a hundred yards long, and walked along with AK-47’s shooting people, sort of like a lethal sewing-machine?
    The same ISIS that burned a Royal Jordanian Air Force Pilot alive?

    And some bunch of dickhead uni administrators are investigating a kid for mocking those assholes?

    FMD x 1,000,000

  14. Motelier

    Septimus Prime would be well advised to exercise great caution if tracking down Cats. It may transpire the stalkee Cat is brawnier than anticipated, and quite ornery when harassed.

    uhmmmmmmmmm. Who me?

  15. Armadillo
    #2489689, posted on September 5, 2017 at 11:39 pm
    Test.

    Test successful.

  16. Armadillo

    I’m claiming a “Pass”.

  17. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Septimus Prime would be well advised to exercise great caution if tracking down Cats. It may transpire the stalkee Cat is brawnier than anticipated, and quite ornery when harassed.

    I did reflect on the fact that there were probably several Cats and Kittehs capable of handing Grogarly his sorry ar$e on a silver platter.

  18. twostix

    University rat-faced dregs backed Soviet purges, Maoist forced leaps and Pol Pot.

    Of course they are going to back ISIS and Muslim.

    It’s all they have, having no soul, they self-consciously don a manufactured identity – which is to be the anti-identity of the everyman.

    If he loves nation, they must love no nations.
    If he hates pedos they must love pedos.
    If he loves life, they must love death.

  19. Motelier

    A warning for all kittehs.

    Now they claim it has Medical Benefits

    Hmmmmm Why yes.

    Just another reason to ban anyone following Islam from having access to sharp implements.

  20. Fisky

    lol

    GhostWhoVotes
    GhostWhoVotes @GhostWhoVotes
    ·
    Aug 29
    #Essential Poll Hanson’s decision to wear a burka in Parliament to draw attention to her views: Approve 39 Disapprove 38 #auspol

  21. Motelier

    I need a sarcasm tag.

    That did not really look right. 👿

  22. C.L.

    More of this!

    Govt MP slams courts’ attitude to violence.

    A federal government backbencher has accused Australia’s courts and judges of being stuck in the 1970s when dealing with family and domestic violence.

    Nationals MP Andrew Broad used parliamentary privilege to criticise the punishments given to two offenders in Victoria this past year, including ex-AFL star Nick Stevens whom he claims threatened him.

    During a late-night debate on Tuesday, he ridiculed comments made by a judge in handing a minimum six-year jail term to a man who shot his girlfriend dead with what he thought was an unloaded gun in May 2016.

    The 31-year-old woman was a White Ribbon advocate and worked at Mildura Council, which falls in his electorate.

    “The judge made the comment that it was ‘extremely reckless and dangerous and profoundly stupid’, and ‘placing the loaded handgun against her forehead, cocking it and pulling the trigger were acts of violence’,” he told MPs.

    “Well, no shit Sherlock.”

    He said he was frustrated at the inadequacy of the judge’s remarks.

    “At some point, our community has to say that our judiciary needs to get out of the 1970s and get into 2017.”

  23. Fisky

    Every single Leftist supports this –

    The Times of London @thetimes
    An Edinburgh law student who ridiculed Isis has been accused of committing a hate crime (link: http://thetim.es/2eAep3B) thetim.es/2eAep3B

  24. C.L.

    Robbie Travers is being probed by Edinburgh University amid claims he committed a ‘hate crime’, despite no criminal investigation by the police.

    If he’s being ‘probed’ anyway he may as well commit a real hate crime.
    Find Esme and push her into a pond.

  25. Fisky

    More Australians approve than disapprove of Hanson’s burqa stunt. Libertarians were aghast and loudly clicking their tongues!

  26. twostix

    In Victoria Hanson would be arrested and put on trial for mocking Muslims.

  27. Myrddin Seren

    The law student says that the complaint against him came in retaliation after he highlighted that a former leader of an ethnic minority student group at the university had referred to black men as “trash”.

    It looks like Mr Travers may be getting retaliation from Esme-Yassmin for pointing out someone on her side of the SJW aisle is a racist.

  28. Myrddin Seren

    More Australians approve than disapprove of Hanson’s burqa stunt. Libertarians were aghast and loudly clicking their tongues!

    Girgis al-Brandis has called upon Allah to smite the kaffir unbeliever Hanson.

  29. Myrddin Seren

    Bwahahahahahaha !

    Epic trolling !

    Russian President Vladimir Putin lamented the poor level of diplomatic competence demonstrated by Washington lately, saying Moscow found it difficult to work with people who cannot tell Austria and Australia apart.

  30. Myrddin Seren

    You cannot make this s**t up:

    North Korea warns of ‘more gift packages’ for U.S.

    Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the U.N. in Geneva

    ( said )

    “I am proud of saying that just two days ago on the 3rd of September, DPRK successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test for intercontinental ballistic rocket under its plan for building a strategic nuclear force,” Han told the Geneva forum.

    “The recent self-defense measures by my country, DPRK, are a ‘gift package’ addressed to none other than the U.S.,” Han said.

    “The U.S. will receive more ‘gift packages’ from my country as long as its relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK,” he added without elaborating.

    and where did Ambassador Han say this ?

    addressing the U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament two days after his country detonated its sixth nuclear test explosion.

    Heaven only knows what the Norks would say at a war conference ?

  31. “Well, no shit Sherlock.”

    He said he was frustrated at the inadequacy of the judge’s remarks.

    “At some point, our community has to say that our judiciary needs to get out of the 1970s and get into 2017.”

    Sure, kudos to his critizing of a judge but the criticism itself leaves a lot to be desired. This same crime would have received a heavier sentence in the 1970s than now because we took punishment of crime more seriously. His attempt to contrast attitudes to women then and now as the problem is irrelevant to the problem and cowardly.

  32. Myrddin Seren

    Nazis !!

    Far right protesters storm Yarra City Council meeting over Australia Day ban

    Nine protesters from the Party for Freedom group, armed with megaphones and clutching signs reading “Love it, or leave it”, gathered out the front of the Richmond Town Hall

    Utter Fascists

    Video footage of the incident, shows the group storming into the council chamber and disrupting proceedings, with protesters yelling out to councillors

    Sieg Heil ? White Power ??

    “shame on you” and “you’re a disgrace.”

    The horror, the horror.

  33. Mark A

    Scroll if easily upset by brutal facts of life.
    Not sure I should link to this even at this time of day.
    People die in tanks This time in the desert war WWII.. I’m all too aware of this having served in a branch of army using the so called ‘steel coffins’ which they ain’t by the way.

  34. Armadillo

    I did reflect on the fact that there were probably several Cats and Kittehs capable of handing Grogarly his sorry ar$e on a silver platt

    Septimus has been here for ages under various guises. He’s a dead set narcissist, and a pendant to boot.

    More interesting is that there are “others”. It’s a joint venture from time to time. “Language” and spelling can’t be hidden, nor can “genuine” be disguised. It’s what they prey on. They are leftards.

    Sad really. If you want to “open up” and share your knowledge, experience and opinions with others, that’s great. Argue your case. Someone here will disagree. Good. They might change your mind. They might not.

    What you don’t want are grubs going around “outing” people. Fucking disgraceful.

    #septimusisantifa

    [Consider yourself “warned” along with Tom, Fisky and Stimpy – SINC]

  35. Armadillo

    [Consider yourself “warned” along with Tom, Fisky and Stimpy – SINC]

    Seems a touch harsh, but I’m in good company (bar Stimpy).

  36. People die in tanks This time in the desert war WWII

    Mark A That’s an empty link!

  37. Oh come on

    Jordan Peterson made a really interesting point about the rise of the militant left; the hyper-intolerant uber-PC thought police antifa types. They are overreaching – in fact, they have overreached in their efforts to silence dissent. There’s a big problem with leftist extremist jackbooted thugs attempting to impose a monopoly on the marketplace of ideas. Many of their opponents are good people who take their 1st Amendment rights very seriously, and are prepared to defend these with their 2nd Amendment rights. A smaller number of them are the cross-burning fascist scum that the Marxist brickthrowing scum wail about. In any event, the censorious Left and its paramilitary wing, Antifa, have sparked a countermovement that is smarter, better armed and have been training to engage an adversary just like Antifa for decades.

    The TEA Party people were polite. Antifa isn’t drawing out these kinds of opponents. Antifa is poking a grizzly bear. They’re prompting a group to coalesce that is far better armed and trained at the kinds of tactics the pasty-faced black-hooded cowardly Antifa mobs are currently experimenting with. This could get really ugly.

  38. Mark A

    Serena at the Pub
    #2489725, posted on September 6, 2017 at 1:26 am
    Mark A That’s an empty link!

    Checked it, it works for me.
    It simply shows an extrication of a dead crew member, so I’m not going to repost it.

  39. Checked it, it works for me.

    It must be in a closed group.

  40. Mark A

    Serena at the Pub
    #2489732, posted on September 6, 2017 at 2:36 am
    It must be in a closed group.

    Most likely, sorry about it

  41. Mark A

    Good luck Tom, too buggered to stay up. Although it’s only 7:30 here.
    Being 1 K under ground for many hours takes a toll.
    Appreciate your efforts.

  42. Tom

    The Paywallian reckons the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals in Bananaland are going to hand government to Palacechook’s Liars again because One Nation has decimated the LNP primary vote. Newspoll finds the Liars primary vote is holding up since the January 2015 poll, while the LNP’s has dived — but PHON basically didn’t exist in 2015. It’s now a 15% monster while the Filth are a static 8%.

    However, Newspoll’s logic assumes that most of PHON’s preferences will flow to the Liars — even though PHON’s support comes from pissed off former LNP voters. It seems to me Hanson’s nominee will probably become deputy premier in an LNP government in 2018 when you consider on primary votes LNP-PHON is leading Liars-Filth 49-45:

    Although Newspoll pollster David Briggs said Labor appeared to “have its nose in front”, he was unwilling to say it would win a majority at the next state election, which could be called any time between now and May but is due in late January. Mr Briggs said nearly one-third of Queenslanders now said they would back One Nation, the Greens or another minor party, meaning the looming election would be determined by unpredictable preference flows.

    A new compulsory preferential voting system and an extra four seats — after the most significant redistribution in 30 years boosted electorate numbers from 89 to 93 — are extra complicating factors.

    “One Nation’s major role in the election — unless their primary vote improves — will be preference flows,” Mr Briggs said.

    Labor has ruled out doing preference deals with One Nation, but the LNP has left the door open for seat-by-seat preference swaps with Senator Hanson’s party.

    Mr Briggs said even if there was a formal preference deal between One Nation and the LNP, it was unclear how many One Nation voters would follow the instructions of the party.

    This Newspoll’s two-party-­preferred result is based on an ­assumption that 80 per cent of Greens preferences would flow to Labor, 55 per cent of One Nation preferences would go to the LNP and 45 per cent to Labor, and a 50-50 split for preferences of other minor parties. At last year’s federal election, roughly half of One Nation’s preferences went to Labor and half to the LNP. At this year’s West Australian poll, where the Liberals had a formal deal with One Nation, about 40 per cent of preferences leaked to Labor.

    Labor and the LNP currently hold 42 seats, and must win 47 in the new parliament to hold a majority.

  43. Sydney Boy

    80% of Greens voters preferences to the ALP? Pull the other one. Try 100%.

  44. Tom

    I think Ange Postecoglou just lost his job: Straya 2 Thailand 1. Saudi Arabia 1 Japan 0. Straya must now beat Syria, then one of the South American powerhouses to qualify for the World Cup.

  45. Bruce of Newcastle

    How amazing that a third of the LNP vote has just gone over to PHON.
    It’s a mystery.

  46. Top Ender

    Andrew Wilkie reverse on funds handout
    The Australian12:00AM September 6, 2017

    Independent MP Andrew ­Wilkie benefited from a special advance of $4 million for an arts centre in his Tasmanian electorate in 2012, but is now challenging the use of the same technicality to fund the postal ballot on same-sex marriage.

    Mr Wilkie is leading the High Court challenge against Malcolm Turnbull’s proposed $122m postal survey and says the government is “exceeding its powers” by skirting around the need to legislate for the ballot.

    The Australian can also confirm the government has already spent at least $8m on advertising relating to the postal survey to be conducted by the Australian ­Bureau of Statistics and each ballot will contain a barcode to match the person it is sent to.

    In documents tended to the High Court, Mr Wilkie argues that the use of the special ­advance mechanism set out in the annual appropriations bills, and signed into effect by Finance Minister Mathias Cormann on August 9, is unlawful because there is no “urgent need” for the funds.

    The annual appropriation bills allow for the provision of a special advance to Senator Cormann, if he is satisfied there is an “urgent need for expenditure, in the current year, that is not provided for”.

    The argument is one of several in the High Court being run by Mr Wilkie and lesbian mother Felicity Marlowe, as well as the Brisbane branch of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays organisation.

    The Australian can reveal that Mr Wilkie was a beneficiary of one of the 32 uses of the “Advance to the Finance Minister” mechanism during the six years of the Rudd and Gillard governments. In May, 2012 — 11 days after the federal budget was handed down — Mr Wilkie announced $4m of funding was being provided to build a new multi-purpose Moonah Arts and Community Centre in his electorate, Denison.

    At the time, Mr Wilkie said he had presented the proposal to Julia Gillard in March of that year, in an admission seized on by government sources as evidence the Moonah Arts centre project was “not unforeseen”.

    To trigger the special advance mechanism in the appropriation bills, the “urgent need” for the ­expenditure must arise because of an “erroneous omission” or ­because the “expenditure was ­unforeseen”.

    Mr Wilkie, who helped Ms Gillard form government, yesterday told The Australian he was unaware of where the funding for the arts centre came from.

    “I wasn’t aware of the mechanism by which the Moonah Arts Centre was funded,” he said.

    When pressed on the differences between the funding for the arts centre and the government’s postal survey, Mr Wilkie said: “I’m not in a position to comment about this particular court case while our application is before the court.”

    A government source yesterday said it was “interesting” Mr Wilkie would “question the use of the Advance to the Finance Minister (mechanism) … including questioning what is ‘urgent and unforeseen’ when he was a direct beneficiary.”

    Mr Wilkie has attacked the government’s postal ballot as “wasteful and harmful” to members of the LGBTI community.

    Senator Cormann yesterday said ballot printing was under way, with the survey material to be posted on September 12.

    “Approximately $8m will have been spent on advertising production and placement with other costs related to updating the ­Electoral Roll, operating the ­Information Line, establishing IT and security protection, survey ­operations, and materials printing not yet finalised,” he told The ­Australian.

    Oz complete article

  47. alexnoaholdmate

    Goatee beard, round Granny glasses, coiffed collar length grey hair, shabby K-Mart shirt under a very expensive GoreTex shell jacket, khaki chinos with cargo pockets, Paddy Pallin hiking boots ($300+) or tasselled loafers sans socks, depending on the season.

    Yes.

    They will spend enormous amounts of money – and time, and effort – to look like bums.

    If you really dom’t care what people think and how you look, you wear clean, simple clothes.

    Otherwise, you’re a poser.

  48. Entropy

    One of the interesting bits of that Wilkie article was that a bit of legislative sleight of hand by the ALP to avoid due process is now being used by the Libs, who should have got rid of it when they got in government. Too tempting for the political class.

  49. Sparkx

    Mr Wilkie has attacked the government’s postal ballot as “wasteful and harmful” to members of the LGBTI community.

    What utter bollocks! Every gay person I know is more than capable of looking after themselves.

  50. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “New baseload for us is going to be large scale renewables…”

    Baseload as in baseprofits.

  51. srr

    🙂 –

    Awesome Planet™‏ @Awesome_planet_ 10h10 hours ago

    🗣-Ce chien est le roi du ballon !!!🏀🏀👏🏽👏🏽Translate from French

    https://twitter.com/Awesome_planet_/status/905015354405081090

    Good Morning! 🙂

  52. Top Ender

    This sort of twists in logic – in Letters in the Oz this morning – illustrates the weird thinking of the renewables lobby:

    As we address our need for new baseload energy it is worth looking at the news coming out of the US. First Hurricane Harvey and now wildfires on the west coast — a reminder of the power of nature and the impact of climate change.

    Australia is also prone to the same extreme weather, but it is having an even more horrific impact in the developing world. Millions are currently going hungry from extreme droughts in Africa and tens of millions are affected by flood in South Asia.

    Any energy solution must therefore take the human impact of climate change into account. A huge solar thermal plant is to be built in South Australia and we should make the most of this and other renewable energy sources. Gas is not a viable option as it is just another fossil fuel.

    Paddy Cullen, Bayswater, SA

  53. I think Ange Postecoglou just lost his job: Straya 2 Thailand 1. Saudi Arabia 1 Japan 0. Straya must now beat Syria, then one of the South American powerhouses to qualify for the World Cup.

    Good.
    That should keep Lowy’s hands off public money to fund a bid to host the World Cup for a while.

  54. srr

    Political Islam‏ @PoliticalIslam 39m39 minutes ago

    I love it. Great idea Pamela Geller
    Keep in their face.


    http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/09/GellerBusAdsCantWeTalk-640×480.jpg
    First Look: Pamela Geller Bus Ads for ‘Can’t We Talk About This?
    The Islamic Jihad Against Free Speech’
    (Exclusive)

    Thanks to a Muslim hate group, my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), can run our pro-freedom ads again in New York City.
    AFDI has tangled with New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority on more than one occasion. They refused to run our ads, we sued multiple times, and we won multiple times. So for the first time in NYC transit history, the MTA banned political and issue related ads: the Geller ban.

    But then a Muslim hate group wanted to run ads for their political film despite the ban, so they, too, sued the city, claiming that their political movie, The Muslims Are Coming, was not a political or issue related ad. They sued and they won, and all I can say is thank you.

    Because of this Muslim lawsuit, we can run our ads again. And so we have. And they are brilliant.

    My new ads announce the imminent release of Can’t We Talk About This? The Islamic Jihad Against Free Speech, a shocking new film and follow-up video series detailing the concerted effort by international organizations to compel the U.S. and other Western countries to curtail the freedom of speech and criminalize criticism of Islam.

    Featuring exclusive new interviews with me, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders, Mark Steyn, Douglas Murray, Ezra Levant, Lars Vilks, Garland Muhammad cartoon contest winner Bosch Fawstin, and many other heroes of freedom, this web series will be the first ever to expose the war on free speech. It is certain to shock the American public and awaken many. These interviews reveal events at Garland and its aftermath that have never before been made public, and demonstrate how far advanced the war on free speech really is.

    [Video of the film trailer]
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/05/pamela-geller-afdis-new-movie-ad-campaign-hits-nyc-buses-cant-talk/

    In this film, we’re setting the record straight about our Garland free speech event, at which we were not only targeted by Islamic jihadis but apparently by the FBI as well. But we’re doing much more as well: we’re telling the whole, as-yet-untold truth about the war on free speech.

    Hollywood will never tell this story. The media will never tell this story. Our public schools and universities will never teach our children what happened. The truth must be told.

    Can’t We Talk About This? is a follow-up to AFDI’s acclaimed 2011 documentary, The Ground Zero Mosque: The Second Wave of the 9/11 Attacks. This much-needed new web series gives viewers the inside story of what happened in Garland and why, and lays out the full and appalling details of the all-out assault on the freedom of speech that is taking place today – and why this may be the most crucial battleground today in the war for the survival of the United States of America as a free republic.

    The web series also features seldom-seen news footage and revealing details not only of the Garland event and the jihad killers who wanted to wage jihad there, but also of the many other battlegrounds in the war for free speech that led up to the Garland attack, including the death fatwa issued in 1989 by the Islamic Republic of Iran against Salman Rushdie for his supposed blasphemy in The Satanic Verses; the assassination of Theo Van Gogh by a Muslim on an Amsterdam street in November 2004 for his alleged blasphemy; the Dutch newspaper Jyllands Posten’s cartoons of Muhammad, published in September 2005, which touched off international riots and killings by Muslims – and most disturbing of all, calls in the West for restrictions on the freedom of speech; the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s years-long struggle at the UN to compel the West to criminalize “incitement to religious hatred” (a euphemism for criticism of Islam); and the U.S. under Obama signing on to UNCHR Resolution 16/18, which calls on member states to work to restrict incitement to religious hatred.

    Can’t We Talk About This? also covers lesser-known skirmishes in the war against free speech as well, such as Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris’ “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” in 2010, after which Norris was forced to go into hiding and change her identity after threats. And it traces what immediately led up to the Garland event – most notably, the January 2015 massacre of Muhammad cartoonists at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris and the subsequent “Stand with the Prophet” event in Garland, at which Muslim groups gathered in the wake of that massacre not to defend free speech, but to complain about “Islamophobia,” while AFDI members and supporters protested outside.

    We set out the media firestorm that followed the Garland event, as well as the attempts to kill me, and explain why the event’s detractors were all missing the point: the freedom of speech doesn’t apply only if you like the message; it applies to everyone. And if it is gone, so is a free society.

    Can’t We Talk About This? tells the whole horrifying story of how advanced the Islamic war on free speech is, and how close leftist and Islamic authoritarians are to final victory and the death of the freedom of speech and free society.

    Don’t miss the exclusive advance screening of Can’t We Talk About This? on September 5 on VIMEO. And if you’re in New York City, watch for our truth-telling ads. And please help us meet the massive expenses of our truth campaigns: contribute here.

  55. stackja

    Google bullied us and must be regulated, says Vivaldi and Opera founder
    Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner calls for Google to be regulated after experiencing a three-month Ad Words suspension.

    Jon von Tetzchner, the founder of the Opera and Vivaldi browsers, says Google suspended Vivaldi’s Ad Words account for three months without providing a decent explanation. He’s now calling for the search and advertising giant to be regulated.

    My friends at Google: it is time to return to not being evil

    A monopoly both in search and advertising, Google, unfortunately, shows that they are not able to resist the misuse of power.

    I have known Google longer than most. At Opera, we were the first to add their search into the browser interface, enabling it directly from the search box and the address field. At that time, Google was an up-and-coming geeky company. I remember vividly meeting with Google’s co-founder Larry Page, his relaxed dress code and his love for the Danger device, which he played with throughout our meeting. Later, I met with the other co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, and got positive vibes. My first impression of Google was that it was a likeable company.

    And now things have hit a new low.

    As the biggest online advertising company in the world, Google is often the first choice for businesses that want to promote their products or services on the Internet. Being excluded from using Google AdWords could be a major problem, especially for digital companies.

  56. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Nicola Sturgeon: time is right to consider raising taxes in Scotland
    First minister sets out ‘bold’Marxist legislative programme including aiming to phase out sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2032.

  57. notafan

    What we Victorians should do is start demanding prosecutions against anyone who insults Christianity (yeah I know) and pushing that the Victorian anti blasphemy law be rescinded.

    Australian Conversatives should make it part of their platform for the next state elections.

    I know we now have a Victorian branch.

    And don’t forget

    Love is Love.

  58. stackja

    China Lesso Group Holdings Limited (SEHK, stock name: China Lesso, stock code: 2128) is a large industrial group of home building materials in China.

    Words in another language, like Parado, can have a different meaning.
    The word ‘lesso’ can mean something else.

  59. John Constantine

    Satellite nbn still out of order,day and a half now. Doesn’t like the weather.

  60. Mother Lode

    It’s not only the Greens, Labor are close behind them.

    The Libs, on the other hand, would utter a few anodyne statements about ‘Australian values’ and how ‘This sort of thing has no place in Australia’ and then do…nothing.

    Playing to win both sides: hoping the Muzzies will understand that they (the Libs) are actually promising to keep out of the way, and hoping the Jooz will be placated by nice words. (Paraphrasing Sir Humphrey, “We will lend them every support we can – short of help.’

    The Libs feel they look better making touching speeches over graves, than stirring ones at the head of troops.

  61. Baldrick

    I see TheirABC is still pushing forward with its ‘Yes’ campaign. Today’s summarised propaganda:

    Same-sex marriage postal survey: the five worst arguments for voting No
    1. The Slippery Slope argument
    2. Kevin Andrews’ cycling buddies
    3. Political correctness gone mad!
    4. Won’t someone think of the children?
    5. What if it teaches people it’s okay to be gay?

    I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s piece on the five worst arguments for voting Yes. (I won’t hold my breath)

  62. Ellen of Tasmania

    “As Homer Simpson once said, I feel like I’m living in a cuckoo clock.

    Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania Law School recently wrote an op-ed arguing that the abandonment of bourgeois social norms has wrought havoc on, and ruined the lives of, a great many poor and vulnerable people.

    And you know what that means.

    She must be a…white supremacist!

    I’m not kidding. Professor Wax is actually being called a white supremacist.

    A petition in response to her column condemned her for “extolling the virtues of white cultural practices of the ’50s that, if understood within their sociocultural context, stem from the very same malignant logic of hetero-patriarchal, class-based, white supremacy that plagues our country today. These cultural values and logics are steeped in anti-blackness and white hetero-patriarchal respectability…” (and it continues like that, but you’ve had enough).

    This is the subject of episode #991 of the Tom Woods Show”

    http://tomwoods.com/ep-991-professor-says-collapse-of-bourgeois-norms-promotes-poverty-left-calls-her-a-white-supremacist/

  63. Anne

    What we Victorians should do is start demanding prosecutions against anyone who insults Christianity (yeah I know) and pushing that the Victorian anti blasphemy law be rescinded.

    You really are a fascist aren’t you, Nota.

    Don’t worry, a One World Catholic Religion, blasphemy laws, Sunday laws and true (Bible believing) Christian persecutions are on the agenda of this Satan worshipping anti-Pope Francis.

    And you’ll be right there at his feet.

  64. Cactus

    Leigh Lowe

    #2489780, posted on September 6, 2017 at 6:40 am


    I think Ange Postecoglou just lost his job: Straya 2 Thailand 1. Saudi Arabia 1 Japan 0. Straya must now beat Syria, then one of the South American powerhouses to qualify for the World Cup.

    I believe it is Syria first, home & away & then the 4th ranked North American team. Which right now is Honduras but subject to change.

    Lets hope
    a) The Syrian game is not played in an ISIS stronghold
    b) the US doesn’t fall into that 4th spot (currently 3rd). Fifa would not want the US not to qualify as it would lose billions. They get to pick the referees.

  65. John Constantine

    Their left have a social media meme, claiming they respect all religions, with redfilth gillards ,’Mein Kampf’ displayed as equally valid as the Bible, Koran and Torah.

    The useful idiots can still get away with disrespecting Islam like this, but come the Revolution

  66. Snoopy

    Looks like an interesting day is in the offing.

  67. srr

    Akilah Wants Money Obviously
    Count Dankula

  68. alexnoaholdmate

    A law student is under investigation by his university after allegedly mocking ISIS on social media and ‘putting minority students at risk and in a state of panic’.

    Daily Mail, 1940: Charges of inciting violence have been laid against one Winston S Churchill, for his claim that Germany is run by a “hideous totalitarian apparatus” and that it’s leader, one A Hitler, is a “bloodthirsty guttersnipe.”
    Mr Churchill has been remanded into custody.

    In other news, German bombs destroyed the entire city of Coventry last night…

  69. Anne

    Yes, Snoop. We’re getting the jelly trucked in. 😂

  70. srr

    Snoopy
    #2489801, posted on September 6, 2017 at 7:41 am
    Looks like an interesting day is in the offing.

    You aren’t kidding.

    Armadillo
    #2489717, posted on September 6, 2017 at 12:52 am
    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2017/09/04/monday-forum-september-3-2017/comment-page-6/#comment-2489717

    [Consider yourself “warned” along with Tom, Fisky and Stimpy – SINC]

    I dare not repost the whole, insightful, yet very benign thing, nor the most reasonable, supportive reply I had, but only question … W?T?F? … I thought the cat was domained in the US to enjoy their free speech and not have to fold to UN/Communist Australia.

  71. What we Victorians should do is start demanding prosecutions against anyone who insults Christianity (yeah I know) and pushing that the Victorian anti blasphemy law be rescinded.

    You really are a fascist aren’t you, Nota.

    Did you miss that last piece, Anne?

  72. stackja

    Snoopy
    #2489801, posted on September 6, 2017 at 7:41 am
    Looks like an interesting day is in the offing.

    DT and MT again! HC rulings!

  73. lotocoti

    Lets hope

    Anyone but the socceroos win.
    Unless you want Frank Lowy hitting Trumble for $150m to fund another World Cup bid.

  74. Tel

    Satellite nbn still out of order,day and a half now. Doesn’t like the weather.

    How bad is that weather?

    The original NBN satellite is Ku band (Thaicom-4 which they are switching away from) so heavy rain will always be able to knock out a Ku band signal. However, it should continue to operate in light rain or simply overcast days… unless there is something else wrong with it and your signal was marginal to begin with. The new NBN is Ka band which is slightly worse when it comes to bad weather, but the Viasat equipment supposedly can compensate for that (up to a point, not sure exactly where that point is but would be interested in hearing user’s experiences with it).

  75. Mom loses lawsuit against school that secretly gave her son ‘transgender’ treatment:

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota, May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A mother’s lawsuit against a Minnesota school system for secretly helping her 15-year-old son “transition” to “female” was dismissed by a federal judge.

    Anmarie Calgaro of Iron Junction discovered all too late last November that her son’s school was secretly giving him female hormone treatments with funding from the government. She sued the school district, the county health board, and a local health care entity for violating her rights as a parent.

    But the school countered that the boy was “emancipated” from his mother because he had been living on his own, and was therefore legally able to make his own medical decisions.

    The 15-year-old had previously moved in with his father — with the mother’s permission — to go to a better school (Calgaro is divorced from her husband). The boy then moved in with friends before eventually living on his own. The school interpreted the boy living on his own as “emancipation” from parental influence, determining that the minor teen could make his own elective medical decisions.

    Unbeknown to the mother, the boy had also filled out an emancipation form and filed it with the help of a homosexual advocacy group.

    “If there had been a court order of emancipation, then Anmarie would have received notice and an opportunity to be heard,” Calgaro’s attorney Erick Kaardal of the Thomas More Society explained.

    The mother says her son’s emancipation filing was filled with false information. For one thing, it claimed that the mother had surrendered her parental rights.

    The boy’s emancipation filing also claimed that Calgaro failed to report him “as a runaway” and “made no attempt to bring him home,” concluding that she “no longer wishes to have contact with him.” But the mother denies these claims.

    An enormity.

  76. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1003

    Had an early night, so slow to respond.

    Did they force Cottrell to praise Hitler and call for his books to be put in schools? Did they pressure Cottrell into preaching all that anti-Semitic hate?

    A couple of points.

    No, your Uncle George does not keep a stable of genuine, swastika tattooed nazis to infiltrate right wing organisations. However groups he sponsors (and GetUp, and similar groups) undoubtedly do have members prepared to play the part of moderate right wingers to join such groups, then shout offensive slogans or wave swastika flags at key moments to discredit those groups with bad publicity . If you refuse to accept that, stick to the fantasy football.

    Why did Cottrell call for Hitlers’s photo and book to be in schools? As “an ‘orrible example”? As a warning? Perhaps because Hitler was an environmentalist? Perhaps you could give us some more details?

    Have you been pressured into all your anti-conservative hate you display here? Is it because of your communist sympathies? These questions are as reasonable as yours.

    Actually, m0nty, we do share a similar dislike of fascism. It is just that you focus on a few sad remnants of a movement that was utterly destroyed and discredited more than 70 years ago, while I am more concerned about “actual, existing” current left fascism that jails people for thought crimes, using the pretext of a bit of street theatre. To jail someone for “impure” thoughts is not on. I don’t like your weak attitude to the crimes of communism, but I would not advocate putting you in jail for it. You should take a similar attitude. Jail people for their actions, not their thoughts.

    I am also concerned about the real, dangerous, fascism of Islam (remember, Islam and Hitler’s nazis were big allies in the 1930s and 1940s). This is an aspect of fascism that seems to escape your attention. Perhaps because you realise that, unlike the few pathetic “actual” nazis you obsess about, Islam can hit back?

  77. calli

    Guessing Competition!

    Which community group is whingeing about this.

    Your time starts….now!

  78. srr

    Real Mark Latham‏ @RealMarkLatham 11h11 hours ago

    Another major setback for free speech in Australia via weak-as-water High Court:

    Free speech denied in the High Court of Australia in Bernard Gaynor case

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/free-speech-denied-in-the-high-court-of-australia-in-bernard-gaynor-case-20170824-gy3enh.html … via @smh

  79. Mom loses lawsuit against school that secretly gave her son ‘transgender’ treatment:

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota, May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A mother’s lawsuit against a Minnesota school system for secretly helping her 15-year-old son “transition” to “female” was dismissed by a federal judge.

    Anmarie Calgaro of Iron Junction discovered all too late last November that her son’s school was secretly giving him female hormone treatments with funding from the government. She sued the school district, the county health board, and a local health care entity for violating her rights as a parent.

    But the school countered that the boy was “emancipated” from his mother because he had been living on his own, and was therefore legally able to make his own medical decisions.

    The 15-year-old had previously moved in with his father — with the mother’s permission — to go to a better school (Calgaro is divorced from her husband). The boy then moved in with friends before eventually living on his own. The school interpreted the boy living on his own as “emancipation” from parental influence, determining that the minor teen could make his own elective medical decisions.

    Unbeknown to the mother, the boy had also filled out an emancipation form and filed it with the help of a homosexual advocacy group.

    An enormity.

  80. Sparkx

    Over at the Curious Snail Ms(Mr) Felicity Marlowe (HC SSM case) is not getting much support in the comments section
    .

  81. stackja

    srr
    #2489806, posted on September 6, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Rules

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    We reserve the right to delete comments when they no longer contain any reference to arguments and ideas discussed in the originating blogpost and run the risk of diverting a thread completely away from discussion of ideas and arguments in the originating blogpost. We will use this tool reluctantly and rely on moral suasion as a first resort but if this is ignored, the culling knife will come out.
    No argument or point of view, no matter how controversial, will be censored subject to the conditions listed above.
    Naturally, the views of Catallaxy’s many commenters are not to be identified or equated with the views of the certified contributors to Catallaxy.

  82. Hydra

    LOL Victoria to get diesel generators.

    My father is laughing his head off after being laid off by Hazelwood.

    And his redundancy package means he can afford the cost. Others cannot.

  83. srr

    Five Gold Stars!

    Boambee John
    #2489814, posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Pity we aren’t all free to add to this important conversation.

  84. Boambee John

    m0nty at 2240

    If not, he knows I keep an icepick ready for when the time comes.

    HaHaHaHa.

    Our brave soldier of left fascism girds his loins!

  85. Farmer Gez

    Local government kindergarten.
    I was at a meeting last night with a group of local business people who were told by the Shire CEO that staff could not attend any ratepayer meetings in case they were bullied. Seems it’s OK to insult the ratepayers by suggesting they’re potential bullies.

  86. Baldrick

    I dare not repost the whole, insightful, yet very benign thing, nor the most reasonable, supportive reply I had, but only question … W?T?F? … I thought the cat was domained in the US to enjoy their free speech and not have to fold to UN/Communist Australia.

    srr, you seem to be under the misapprehension that this blog is run as a decomcracy. It isn’t. We are all here only by the good grace of His Doomlordship.

  87. Anne

    What we Victorians should do is start demanding prosecutions against anyone who insults Christianity (yeah I know) and pushing that the Victorian anti blasphemy law be rescinded.

    Nota, does this sentence mean, we should demand prosecutions against those who insult Christianity and also we should demand prosecution of those pushing against blasphemy laws?

  88. Woolfe

    What about the brilliant move by AGL that will force the taxpayer to pay an obscene amount for a clapped out power station. You can bet that no money will be spent on it between now and then and probably any newish parts are being replaced with old ones.

    Turnbull is such a brilliant businessman

  89. John Constantine

    Local government will not face the ratepayers they leech off, but are more than happy to go to yarragrad conferences on the ratepayers dollar to be indoctrinated that rural ratepayers are literally Nazis that must be culturally genocided.

  90. Hydra

    Bit of extra insight from dad.

    Loy Yang B looks set to be sold to a Chinese state owmed company, who are looking also at buying the land next door to build a new power station. With prices at $120/MW, anyone company should be interested in buying it – but the Chinese have realised that the West will not touch it and will cash in.

    The LPG tanks at Hazelwood were sold to Victorian mamufacturers who have converted their factories to accept LPG instead of natural gas because it is cheaper.

  91. Rabz

    Bluddee hell – I duck off for a couple of days and return to see that m0nty is still obsessing about nayzees. How many weeks is that now? Oh that’s right, since the Wussia! Wussia! Wussia! nothing burger consumed itself.

    Sad.

  92. Boambee John

    m0nty

    Concerning the Edinburgh University “thought crime” have you worked out the difference between IS, ISI and ISIS yet?

  93. C.L.

    Re-written for accuracy:

    Confronting footage has emerged of an autistic [white] boy being viciously attacked and robbed by a gang of [black] teen thugs – for their own ‘fun and entertainment’.
    The 15-year-old [white boy], who suffers from severe autism, was set upon by a group of larger [black] boys at Westpoint shopping centre in Blacktown in Sydney’s west.
    After being shoved and punched by one of the [black] hoodlums, the [white] victim looks down at his phone, unaware that worse is yet to come.
    As the camera rolls another [black] youth comes flying from behind him, taking a long run-up before launching a powerful blow at his hapless target, A Current Affair reported.

    Naturally, Daily Mail (Australia) has banned comments.

  94. Sinclair Davidson

    Armadillo – you’re a naughty, naughty boy.

  95. srr

    stackja
    #2489819, posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:06 am
    srr
    #2489806, posted on September 6, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Rules

    Robust debate is tolerated here. We will strive to maintain the most laissez faire comments policy on the web but this is subject to the following caveats:
    Comments which may jeopardise the legal interests of the blog or its editor in chief by being defamatory or in breach of other laws will be promptly deleted.

    Yeah but we only saw a warning, and no mention of a deletion (as is usually the case when something has been deleted), and so could only reasonably assume that like others who were warned, it was for the ‘tone’ of the comments, not something that could identify anyone or anything else that automatically gets caught in the ever more UN Leftist PC spaminator anyway.

    Really, of what we could read of Armadillo’s post:

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2017/09/04/monday-forum-september-3-2017/comment-page-6/#comment-2489717

    what was there that we should take heed of not doing ourselves, other than being warned off discussing the topic of tag teaming, sock puppet wranglers?

  96. Anne

    We are all here only by the good grace of His Doomlordship.

    Yes, and we are saved by His grace or thrown into the lake of Get a Life.

  97. he TEA Party people were polite. Antifa isn’t drawing out these kinds of opponents. Antifa is poking a grizzly bear. They’re prompting a group to coalesce that is far better armed and trained at the kinds of tactics the pasty-faced black-hooded cowardly Antifa mobs are currently experimenting with. This could get really ugly

    The Antifa goons are not only cowardly thugs, but foolish idiots as well.

    Many of them have been outed, so if they escalate to infinity, they will lose. Their days of acting with impunity are over.

    Poking a grizzly bear is unwise. Attacking it outright is a death wish.

  98. Rabz

    From the OZ – still trying to desperately butter up the ol’ joke’s non-existent credentials:

    Donald Trump is not waving but drowning, says Paul Kelly, with every sign pointing to a president out of his depth, outmuscled and outfoxed by North Korea’s baby-faced dictator.

    All together now, folks – Paul Kelly is wrong (again).

  99. C.L.

    In a column about North Korea that has left commenters stunned by his idiocy, Paul Kelly writes …

    Novice President Trump out of his depth.

    In the column, Kelly turns to … Kevin Rudd … for expertise on the subject.

  100. C.L.
    #2489833, posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:22 am
    Re-written for accuracy:
    Confronting footage has emerged of an autistic [white] boy being viciously attacked and robbed by a gang of [black] teen thugs – for their own ‘fun and entertainment’.

    That “cowards punch” deserves the toughest possible sanction from the courts. I see one of the attackers has been charged.
    However, I fear some progressive judge will factor in the abuser’s tough upbringing as more important than the fear and pain suffered by the victim.

  101. Farmer Gez

    Another thing John C.
    The CEO reckons he reaches 85% of ratepayers through Facebook. The business people in the room were the 15% they didn’t reach because, by inference, we’re old and not tech savvy. We employ lots of people and pay a shit load of rates though.

  102. srr, I’ve thought of commenting on this, too, but it’s time to let it go.

    Arguing over the minutiae serves no purpose at this point. Grigory is rightfully smote. The unsmote have our implicit support. Let it be.

  103. Boambee John

    Tom at 0517

    A new compulsory preferential voting system

    The Liars introduced optional preferential thinking the higher level of “commitment” of their supporters would favour them. Didn’t work, so back to the future for Queensland!

  104. srr

    #RegressiveNews: 5th of September 2017
    Computing Forever

  105. Woolfe

    Has anyone ever seen Paul Kelly and Greg Sheridan in the same room?

  106. Rabz

    In hindsight, FFS the Schlockeroos were woeful last night.

    No fluency, no cohesion, poor passing, poor ball control and never even a hint of attempting to play some one touch to keep the Thais from retaining their defensive cohesion.

    If we keep playing this way we simply won’t qualify. Nor will we have deserved to.

    Ange needs to be moved on. Bring back Guus. He would be able to get us through this type of challenge.

  107. Anne

    Regarding the Paul Kelly article, which I can’t access because – why would anyone subscribe to elite propaganda, I have to repost Srr’s apt Trump as seen by MSM video from yesterday. 😂

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2017/09/04/monday-forum-september-3-2017/comment-page-3/#comment-2488989

  108. stackja

    2GB listener: Winx 19 wins – MT 19 losses.

  109. srr

    Jessie Jane Duff‏Verified account @JessieJaneDuff 12h12 hours ago

    When registered voters far exceeds number of voting-age citizens, that sheds light on Hillary’s “popular” vote scam.
    https://twitter.com/JessieJaneDuff/status/905024152633036801

  110. OldOzzie

    Secret poll bad news for Liberals and Kelly O’Dwyer

    Secret polling conducted last week shows that at the next federal election, the Liberal Party is in danger of losing one of its safest seats.

    Last Wednesday, ReachTEL contacted 766 residents in Higgins, a blue-ribbon seat in Melbourne currently held by Kelly O’Dwyer, the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services.

    The polling data was shared with The Australian by a senior party figure, who says he has grave concerns for the future of the seat.

    At the last federal election, 52 per cent of voters in Higgins gave their primary vote to the Liberal Party, but if a federal election had been held last Wednesday, the Liberals would have received only 44.3 per cent of the primary vote.

    This would have forced the seat to preferences for the first time since its inception in 1949.

    When asked if Ms O’Dwyer were to remain the candidate at the next election, how likely were they to vote Liberal, 30.1 per cent said they were less likely. Among Liberal voters, 21.2 per cent were less likely to vote Liberal.

    The results of the poll disproves the narrative that dissatisfaction with Ms O’Dwyer is confined to a cluster of old men, furious at having their superannuation taxed.

    On whether the minister was a good advocate for the people living in her electorate, 40.5 per cent disagreed, while 10.4 per cent had not heard of her. Only 24.8 per cent of respondents said Ms O’Dwyer did a good job of the recent superannuation reforms and 43.3 per cent of her constituents said they did not trust her when she said she would not change the superannuation rules further.

    A spokesperson said Ms O’Dwyer did not comment on “anonymous polls”.

  111. Snoopy

    Stacky, does that make MT the horses arse?

  112. stackja

    OldOzzie
    #2489851, posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:49 am
    Secret poll bad news for Liberals and Kelly O’Dwyer

    Secret polling conducted last week shows that at the next federal election, the Liberal Party is in danger of losing one of its safest seats.

    Last Wednesday, ReachTEL contacted 766 residents in Higgins, a blue-ribbon seat in Melbourne currently held by Kelly O’Dwyer, the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services.

    The polling data was shared with The Australian by a senior party figure, who says he has grave concerns for the future of the seat.

    senior party figure?

  113. Rabz

    They’re prompting a group to coalesce that is far better armed and trained at the kinds of tactics the pasty-faced black-hooded cowardly Antifa mobs are currently experimenting with. This could get really ugly

    The sooner m0nty’s cardboard nazis get the absolute shit belted out of them, the better.

  114. stackja

    Snoopy
    #2489852, posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:50 am
    Stacky, does that make MT the horses arse?

    Apt!

  115. Sparkx

    Anne, just pop over to Google News and search ‘novice president out of depth’ and the piece will be displayed.

  116. Baldrick

    Secret poll bad news for Liberals and Kelly O’Dwyer

    One of the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals most over-rated under-performers.
    Good.

  117. Rabz

    I’m so looking forward to overrated nonentities like Kelly O’Duuuhhh and Mohammad al-Porter being consigned to electoral oblivion.

    stupid.frigging.gliberals

  118. Stimpson J. Cat

    Seems a touch harsh, but I’m in good company (bar Stimpy).

    No hugs for you then.

  119. John64

    AGL have got the Federal Government by the base load electricity balls and they know it.

    This latest fiasco will end up with AGL making an obscene amount of money keeping Liddell operating until 2017.

  120. Sparkx

    Here is another tax hoover that could to with the chop.

    The Australian government’s science agency, the CSIRO, has paid tens of thousands of dollars to peak mining lobby group the Minerals Council of Australia, which fights against government action on climate change.

  121. John64

    AGL have got the Federal Government by the base load electricity balls and they know it.

    This latest fiasco will end up with AGL making an obscene amount of money keeping Liddell operating until 2027 (correction).

  122. Tom

    Secret poll bad news for Liberals and Kelly O’Dwyer

    Congratulations, JC, who tipped that Lieboral dissidents are planning to draft Peter Costello to run in his old seat of Higgins to replace one of the worst federal ministers in Victoriastani history and save the Lieborals from themselves.

    Still hasn’t been reported by the MSM. I’ll bet it’s on.

  123. notafan

    O’Dwyer is a pathetic seat warmer who should be home looking after her babies.

    Exposed for all the world to see on the Two Hundred Thousand Dollar Toaster Show.

    If all you can do is regurgitate a prepared talking point or two, you shouldnt be in politics.

    One World Government Now!

  124. 132andBush

    Sinclair Davidson

    #2489834, posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Armadillo – you’re a naughty, naughty boy.

    Bloody hell!
    Sounds like Madam Lash’s dungeon.

    (So I’m told)

  125. Tom

    #septimusisantifa

    Hahaha. Armadillo wins the internets!

  126. OldOzzie

    Heaven help Australia if Shorten gets the keys – TONY ABBOTT

    Our country is drifting because the Labor Party and the Senate won’t allow the government to do its job.

    But even though Bill Shorten has done enough damage already, if the polls are right, he’s going to be prime minister soon and make a bad situation much, much worse.

    Consider the practical difficulties that Australians wrestle with every day: Power prices are now among the highest in the world, despite a super abundance of readily available energy.

    House prices in Sydney and Melbourne rival those in Hong Kong, even though no country has more available land than we do. On some measures, our kids’ academic rankings are worse than Kazakhstan’s even though we’ve nearly doubled school spending in the past decade.

    Our construction costs, telecommunications costs, and regulatory costs are among the highest in the world and we’re falling down the global rankings on competitiveness and ease of getting things done. Wages are stagnant while necessities such as food, water and rent cost more all the time. Yet every one of these problems would be worse if Shorten and a Labor government were back in charge.

    Not content with a 23 per cent renewable energy target, Shorten wants half of all our power to come from renewable sources by 2030. Yet power prices are already 50 per cent higher in the one state (South Australia) that now gets half of its power from wind and solar.

    And there was a statewide blackout last year because the wind doesn’t always blow, the sun doesn’t always shine and you can’t always get power from another state that still has reliable, affordable baseload coal-fired power.

    Shorten will do nothing to raise standards in our schools because he thinks that more money is the answer to every educational issue. In fact, by spending more he will mask the real problems of politically correct teaching material, ­demotivated all-paid-the-same teachers, and principals who are expected to run schools with their hands tied behind their backs.

    Shorten’s “envy taxes” to abolish negative gearing for investor property and to increase the capital gains tax will cut investment and put more upward pressure on rents and housing.

    The abolition of the tough-cop-on-the-beat in the construction industry, the Australian Building and Construction Commission, will add a further 10 per cent to the costs of building infrastructure.

    The re-establishment of an all-fibre NBN will add further tens of billions to the cost of telecommunications. And Labor’s insistence on even greater and faster reductions in carbon dioxide emissions will mean even more green tape and expense.

    Labor is demanding even more immigration, which will put further downward pressure on wages and further upward pressure on demand for housing. And Labor’s ACTU-dictated crackdown on contractors and further workplace restrictions will make it harder for people to work productively and for business to pay workers more.

    Labor has completely forgotten the successes of the Hawke-Keating years and learned all the wrong lessons from the Rudd-Gillard ones. The problem of the last Labor government wasn’t just changing leaders; it was changing poor leaders without also changing bad policy.

    The last Labor government thought that governments could tax and regulate their way to prosperity and that people who made serious money were usually exploiting the system. Now Labor thinks it can painlessly impose an additional $150 billion in taxes over a decade and that no one will notice except rich investors.

    As prime minister and as treasurer, Bob Hawke and Paul Keating were steeped in the Labor tradition but not imprisoned by it. They understood that workers couldn’t prosper if their boss didn’t make a profit.

    By Labor standards, they ran a business-friendly, economically responsible government that produced at least a couple of budget surpluses, sold government businesses, cut tariffs and occasionally said “no” to unions. Australia prospered under their policies that Shorten and Labor would now denounce as cruel.

    It’s extraordinary how Labor has shrunk. Shorten once supported lowering company taxes — until the Coalition proposed it.

    He used to think that penalty rates should be set by the Fair Work Commission — until it actually changed them.

    He used to think that trusts were a reasonable way for a business to structure itself — until he needed to find more tax revenue.

    And he once thought it was reasonable to let the people vote on same-sex marriage — until the government tried to make it happen.

    And as we now know, thanks to the Heydon royal commission, he was a great friend of the workers until big business paid his union large amounts of money not to be.

    Deep down, Shorten may understand that you can’t have decent communities without a strong economy and that you can’t have a strong economy without profitable private businesses, but he’s given so many IOUs to unions and is so frightened of the green left inside the Labor Party that, if elected, he would run the worst Labor government in our history.

    He knows that the price of more equality is less prosperity yet still claims — falsely — that inequality is increasing to justify his Jeremy Corbyn-like retreat to old fashioned socialism.

    The prime ministership is best earned by doing the hard work of working out who you stand for and what you believe in opposition. Shorten’s soft options and lazy policymaking haven’t hurt his chances of winning but they will badly damage our country under the next Labor government.

  127. Anne

    Anne are you on drugs?

    What a brilliant come-back.

    Such wit! Such erudition. Thought limiting. Unassailable.

    You said: What we Victorians should do is start demanding prosecutions against anyone who insults Christianity (yeah I know) and pushing that the Victorian anti blasphemy law be rescinded.

    I asked: Nota, does this sentence mean, we should demand prosecutions against those who insult Christianity and also we should demand prosecution of those pushing against blasphemy laws?

    Let’s pretend we’re both adults for a moment, just a moment, then you can go back to your Dottyesque obfuscation.

    Is that what you meant or did you mean the opposite?

  128. notafan

    I meant what I said you maroon,

    DB tried to help you with your lack of literary skills already.

    I have better things to do.

  129. Andrew

    Unbeknown to the mother, the boy had also filled out an emancipation form and filed it with the help of a homosexual advocacy group.

    So he self-identified as emancipated. Just as he self identified as a girl.

  130. Anne

    Thanks, Sparkx, but I’ve read a thousand articles just like it I’m sure.

    The Left always play the same game, ridicule, question morals, motives and mental capacity, then, if that fails, indignantly, angrily and violently attack.

  131. Anne

    …literary skills…

    What’s a maroon?

    You’re dishonest and a coward, Nota.

  132. Bruce of Newcastle

    What about the brilliant move by AGL that will force the taxpayer to pay an obscene amount for a clapped out power station.

    If they play their cards right they’ll also get money from the govmint to build a LNG import terminal AND a baseload gas fired power station.

    Yesterday I noticed gas is close to US$3/GJ on Nymex. Here the wholesale price is about A$10/GJ, so more than double. All AGL has to do is support the Gladstone LNG crowd in their entirely-legal contracts, to keep for-export gas out of the domestic market, and rake a nice profit from imports. The hurdle for entry is so enormous that I can’t see anyone else breaking into the east coast gas market.

    (Btw: Nymex nat gas price is per MMBtu, but 1 GJ = 0.95 MMBtu so they’re about the same anyway.)

  133. val majkus

    Je suis Armadillo – and his skinny white horse

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