Open Forum: September 23, 2017

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  1. egg_

    Is m0nty sleeping in to recover from last night’s frenzy of postings?

    He works Sundays!

  2. jupes

    But to rail against the AFL for having a voice on same-sex marriage, especially when so many players of the AFLW are gay, is to not understand the Australian community.

    By the way, here’s a prediction:

    Some time in the next 12 months there will be an AWFL lesso scandal at the AFL.

  3. Delta A

    jupes

    #2505466, posted on September 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Exactly!

  4. curious george

    Obama administration’s plan to open direct land combat jobs to women: If women cannot meet a standard, senior commanders better have a good reason why it should not be lowered

    I would have thought that the fact alone that some humans can and do pass would have been sufficient reason.
    Otoh if the standard is lowered it should be lowered across the board. Equalidy and all that sh1t.

    Love the DNA collection specialist thought. lol.

  5. Pedro the Ignorant

    I hear from a contact that there are four women who have recently qualified and are posted to the Royal Australian Regiment as infantrymen.

    Two work in the HQ as paper shufflers and one is on medical restrictions.

    Diversity in the real world.

  6. Robber Baron

    He’s sucking up to Malcolm Turnbull with his career in mind

    Given the state of the polls and the near bankruptcy of the WA Liberal party coffers, Hastie really will need a lot of money to get re-elected. Kissing Maol’s arse is the way he thinks he will get some cash. Maol holds all the money and therefore all the marginal seat holders by the balls. The Taliban that were trying to kill him in Afghanistan were more honorable and less dangerous than Sacred Maol.

  7. woolfe

    The perfect rebuttal (no pun intended) is to do the same to him in the street. Pretend to shake his hand for assaulting Abbott and then forehead the fucker hard and nasty.

    No no no you’d hurt yourself on some of those nuts and bolts he has growing out of his head. Anyway I see it can afford to smoke so according to the AMA he will be dead very soon.

  8. Makka

    Maol holds all the money and therefore all the marginal seat holders by the balls

    Exactly and not just the marginals.Those wishing for an Abbott return are in fantasyland, including Abbott.

  9. rickw

    LOL. The Cat position: don’t call us Nazi-curious, that wilful misuse of the language is unconscionable! Also, you’re a Nazi.

    I don’t fit the definition, you however do. I wonder how your kids will cope with this?

  10. Andrew

    So remind me:

    The Nazis are the ones getting bashed in the street by their political opponents?
    And the Anti-fascists are the ones committing political violence?

    Have I got that one the right way around??

  11. Pedro the Ignorant

    I don’t think Hastie will have any problem being re-elected in Canning. The voters love him.

    However it will be a long and bleak career on the Opposition back benches if he continues in politics.

    The Liberals are dead, dead, dead. Thanks Mal.

  12. cohenite

    Insights into how workers were screwed by tits shorten, our next PM, when he was head of the AWU, as told by some poor bugger who was ripped of to the tune of $20K:

  13. Roger

    But to rail against the AFL for having a voice on same-sex marriage, especially when so many players of the AFLW are gay, is to not understand the Australian community.

    He’s begging the question by assuming the AFL/AFLW, with “so many gay players”, is representative of the Australian community.

  14. Sparkx

    And here is your feel-good shaggy(well not quite) dog story for today

  15. Top Ender

    Watched Victoria and Abdul at the flicks, courtesy of a free double pass.

    Beautifully shot, produced, and acted.

    Otherwise, simplistic virtue-signalling rubbish purporting to be true.

    Some of the more basic annoyances…

    One of the Muslim Indian servants dies in the UK and is buried there. In a Christian churchyard. Doubtless this is – as is much of the film’s intent – to highlight the appalling cruelty of the white masters. No churchman of the local parish would have allowed such a burial – non-Christians didn’t get buried in Christian churchyards.

    One of the two servants refers to the other as an “Uncle Tom”, to show how much he is pandering to the white overlords. Given he is a poorly educated chap who spent all of his life in India, it is curious he would use a derogatory term from only a few decades previously which was generally confined to America, and which he would have never heard.

    At one stage Victoria refers to herself as “Queen of England.” Given she was very proud of her Scottish connections and well aware of the breadth of British world rule this seems unlikely. She would have referred to herself as at least as the Queen of Great Britain, but also “Empress” – she actually does this on another occasion.

    Abdul brings across his two wives to Britain. They are both burqa-clad, which arouses much curiosity. However, in the scenes shot in India where he lives we see no burqas, and in fact there are plenty of women visible. I presume this incident must be true – the film is based on Abdul’s notes – but it seems odd.

    But the most irritating and unlikely aspect is the depiction of Abdul as saintly and wise to a degree that is unrealistic and annoying. He was a literate clerk at best, and probably entertained and interested Victoria, who certainly developed a fascination with India. All of the villains of the story are the Old White Males who run the Queen’s government and household. They pile on racism and spite and machinations to a degree that is ridiculous.

    The Empire is of course a Very Bad Thing, and the positive aspects of civilisation the British brought to the sub-continent are ignored. The odious practise of suttee; the rampant cruelty, corruption, inefficiency and incompetent government of the myriad of petty Indian rulers are left out. The film even finishes on the captioned message that India achieved self-government in 1949. What this has to do with the overall story is unclear. Of course, any negative aspects of the Muslim world are not mentioned.

    A paternalistic condescending lecture masquerading as entertainment. Victoria would not have been amused.

  16. Roger

    No churchman of the local parish would have allowed such a burial – non-Christians didn’t get buried in Christian churchyards.

    And no Muslim would have wanted to be buried in consecrated Christian ground.

  17. jupes

    Obama administration’s plan to open direct land combat jobs to women: If women cannot meet a standard, senior commanders better have a good reason why it should not be lowered

    The problem is that the senior commanders love being social justice warriors. They are the ones pushing it.

    This is because we have reached the stage where only committed SJWs get promoted. Once one step is taken – say – male and female soldiers wearing the same uniform, then the next step for the upcoming SJW is to propose -say – joint basic training.

    The next batch of SJWs then propose that all combat positions be open to females and that quotas sorry, targets are required to boost female numbers. And on it goes – homos, trannies, genderless freaks and all the other assorted weirdos.

    Absolute fucking insanity and the senior commanders just love it.

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I hear from a contact that there are four women who have recently qualified and are posted to the Royal Australian Regiment as infantrymen.

    Infantryperson’s surely?

  19. Makka

    The Empire is of course a Very Bad Thing, and the positive aspects of civilisation the British brought to the sub-continent are ignored.

    Trade, railways, postal service, manufacturing, roads, banking system, communication systems, bridges, a public service, hospitals, education…. of what good are they?

  20. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    I strongly feel that the chief task of the economic theorist or political philosopher should be to operate on public opinion to make politically possible what today may be politically impossible.

    — Friedrich von Hayek

  21. rickw

    Trade, railways, postal service, manufacturing, roads, banking system, communication systems, bridges, a public service, hospitals, education…. of what good are they?

    Apparently quite a bit of good, in many former colonies amongst the older generation there is a pretty common theme: “I wish the British would come back!”. The younger ones are to stupid and arrogant to realise what was thrown out.

  22. Chris

    Trade, railways, postal service, manufacturing, roads, banking system, communication systems, bridges, a public service, hospitals, education…. of what good are they?

    What did the Romans ever do for us????!

  23. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2505487, posted on September 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Lee Hall was born in 1966 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. He is a writer, known for Billy Elliot (2000), War Horse (2011) and Victoria and Abdul (2017).

  24. But to rail against the AFL for having a voice on same-sex marriage, especially when so many players of the AFLW are gay, is to not understand the Australian community.

    What’s the principle here? If the AFL has Muslim players, it must have a voice on polygamy?

  25. DrBeauGan

    Just got a txt message on my Vodafone account asking me to vote Yes. The reply wasn’t sent.

  26. jupes

    Two work in the HQ as paper shufflers and one is on medical restrictions.

    It is a medical fact that female soldiers are far more easily injured than their male counterparts.

    The sad thing is that rather than do the logical thing and stop the insanity, they lower the standards. Of course the females still are more prone to injury.

  27. Pedro the Ignorant

    Infantryperson’s surely?

    Zulu.

    Dunno. I will leave it to the SJW commanders to mangle the English language to suit the current little fad re women in combat.

  28. DrBeauGan

    Jupes
    #2505500, posted on September 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm
    Two work in the HQ as paper shufflers and one is on medical restrictions.

    It is a medical fact that female soldiers are far more easily injured than their male counterparts.

    The sad thing is that rather than do the logical thing and stop the insanity, they lower the standards. Of course the females still are more prone to injury.

    Our culture is phukt. If they’ve infiltrated the armed forces we’ve got nothing left.

  29. Just got a txt message on my Vodafone account asking me to vote Yes.

    Pretty creepy shit.

  30. Splatacrobat

    International Men’s Day for Women

    A men’s event organised by a women’s lobby group to further men’s thinking about women’s problems?
    Yeah, I can see the sense in that.

    International Men’s Day event is really a Feminist honeypot

    The Australian Men’s Network is hosting an event on International Men’s Day that is really just feminist propaganda disguised at helping men and boys. The event is owned, operated, and put on by the Australian Women’s Network, which has no interest in helping young men grow, just to use them as props.

    http://australianmensnetwork.com/

  31. DrBeauGan

    Pretty creepy shit.

    The good news is that they don’t know anything about me or they wouldn’t have wasted their money.

  32. stackja

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #2505501, posted on September 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm
    Infantryperson’s surely?

    Zulu.

    Dunno. I will leave it to the SJW commanders to mangle the English language to suit the current little fad re women in combat.

    Pink coloured body bagged?

  33. zyconocclast

    Lizzie, do you mean porridge, or “porridge?”

    Both are easier with whiskey.

    personal experience?

  34. jupes

    What’s the principle here? If the AFL has Muslim players, it must have a voice on polygamy?

    Well the AFL does have a prominent Muslim player, Basha Houli, complete with full jihadi beard. They have bent over backwards for him including allocating a room at the MCG as a prayer room.

    When he assaulted and knocked out another player, the AFL embarrassed themselves by first giving him a lesser penalty than anyone else would get. Then, after that was increased due to the uproar and bad publicity, they went out of their way to state that his character was exemplary. I don’t recall them doing that for Mal Brown back in the day.

    Funnily enough, we haven’t seen ‘The Basha’ during any of the AFLs recent homo virtue signalling.

  35. stackja

    DrBeauGan
    #2505506, posted on September 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    Pretty creepy shit.

    The good news is that they don’t know anything about me or they wouldn’t have wasted their money.

    Robot calling. Like ‘Windows Support’.

  36. zyconoclast

    Lizzie, do you mean porridge, or “porridge?”

    Both are easier with whiskey.

    personal experience?

  37. Fisky

    Interesting election tonight in the NZ. Nationals on track to be largest party, but will have to go into coalition with Winston Peters! On the other hand, Peters might go with Labour as he has done in the past.

  38. Snoopy

    Just got a txt message on my Vodafone account asking me to vote Yes.

    Following the links on VoteYes I registered my displeasure via [email protected] .

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #2505482, posted on September 23, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Pedro, regarding your earlier comment on the old thread about the South Africans farming in Western Australia, there used to be a contingent living around Cunderdin, to the point where the local butchers sold pretty damn fine boerwors. They are prepared to live throughout the West Australian wheat belt, where Australians don’t want to live, and do the jobs – seeding, header driving and carting wheat – that Australians don’t want to do. I’d rather them as immigrants, then Muzzo’s endlessly demanding every concession, while making none, but it’s good for a laugh when you listen to the South Africans on the two way (radio) complaining about the boss, wages, and the state of the machinery, and thinking that speaking Afrikaans provides perfect communications security.

  40. zyconoclast

    Hungary’s wall success! Illegal immigration cut by 99%
    Walls seem to work well for Hungary.

    …Unlike US President Trump, Orban has successfully slashed illegal immigration by over 99% after constructing border fences in response to the European migrant crisis caused by endless US-NATO failed invasions and regime change policies.

    Speaking on the second anniversary of the government’s move to seal Hungary’s border with Serbia, Orbán’s Chief Security Advisor, György Bakondi, announced that the fences have caused illegal immigration to collapse from 391,000 in 2015, to 18,236 in 2016, to just 1,184 in 2017…

  41. A Lurker

    The Empire is of course a Very Bad Thing, and the positive aspects of civilisation the British brought to the sub-continent are ignored.

    Trade, railways, postal service, manufacturing, roads, banking system, communication systems, bridges, a public service, hospitals, education…. of what good are they?

    …but aside from all of the above, what have the British ever done for us?

    p.s. I think I can quite happily avoid watching that movie.

  42. zyconoclast

    Trump’s border wall.

    One of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises was his vow to build a wall along the country’s southernmost border.

    And California is trying to stop that. The state filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Wednesday arguing that the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

  43. twostix

    The only people who unironically read fake conservative columnists are leftwing goons.

    That is why they are there – to be the piñata.

  44. zyconoclast

    California Cities Sue Oil Companies over Climate Change

    City attorneys in San Francisco and Oakland, California, sued five oil companies in two coordinated lawsuits on Tuesday, arguing that the courts should hold these companies responsible for climate change, and force them to financially compensate the cities for harm the plaintiffs claim those companies are causing to the planet’s environment.

  45. A men’s event organised by a women’s lobby group to further men’s thinking about women’s problems?

    Reminds me of an old Bette Midler line.

    “Enough about me. What do you think of me?”

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL BREAKING NEWS
    Time to spread the wealth: Plibersek

    Paul Osborne
    Australian Associated Press
    2:09PM September 23, 2017

    Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek says Australian society is less equal than it’s ever been in the past 75 years.

    Ms Plibersek will deliver the annual Light on the Hill speech, honouring former prime minister Ben Chifley, in the NSW regional city of Bathurst on Saturday night.

    After 25 years of continuous economic growth, there are still 2.9 million people living below the poverty line and 1.8 million either unemployed or underemployed.

    “Australians are working harder than ever, but they are not getting ahead,” Ms Plibersek will say.

    Low wages and insecure work mean lower aggregate demand, leading to weaker overall economic growth.

    “People who are worried about paying the electricity bill, or whether they will have a job next week, don’t buy that coffee on the way to work.

    “They don’t take the kids to the movies on Friday night.

    “They keep their money in their pockets, they don’t create work for others.”

    Ms Plibersek called for a national plan for “inclusive prosperity”.

    “We need a new growth story, a new plan for inclusive prosperity, a new way to deliver an economy that works for everyone.”

    She compared the leadership styles of Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull, saying the Labor leader was “someone who has dedicated his life to standing up for ordinary Australians”.

    Breaking news, from the Oz. First shots fired in the next election campaign – I just love the smell of the “politics of envy” in the morning.

  47. California Cities Sue Oil Companies over Climate Change

    So, can I sue Bob Brown for lowering the IQ of Australians? He is obviously the reason I have to deal so many idiots.

  48. Time to spread the wealth: Plibersek

    What the fuck is she on about??

    Has she seriously never heard of the progressive income tax that dominates Australian taxation?

  49. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2505521, posted on September 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm
    Breaking news, from the Oz. First shots fired in the next election campaign – I just love the smell of the “politics of envy” in the morning.

    And recession in the afternoon.

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  51. Oh come on

    This morning I got an SMS from some entity called “YesEquality” urging me to vote yes. No return phone number, just “YesEquality”. Tried to text back ‘unsubscribe’ but it wouldn’t send.

    My mobile carrier is Optus.

  52. Top Ender

    “They don’t take the kids to the movies on Friday night.”

    Funny, we went to the movies last night, and the queue to buy tickets was 50m long.

  53. Makka

    This morning I got an SMS from some entity called “YesEquality” urging me to vote yes.

    Thousands more NO votes as a result.

  54. Makka

    What the fuck is she on about??

    Socialism.

    I thought that was blatantly obvious.

  55. Oh come on

    Tried that, Lurker. It said invalid number (the “YesEquality” bit. Betcha it’s Optus.

    Fucking do-gooding companies. Just keep out of politics, why don’t you?

  56. old bloke

    Makka
    #2505492, posted on September 23, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Trade, railways, postal service, manufacturing, roads, banking system, communication systems, bridges, a public service, hospitals, education…. of what good are they?

    Even the Congress Party (INC) came into being through the British, Annie Besant was it’s president in 1917.

  57. jupes

    More virtue signalling stupidity at the AFL:

    Experienced professor joins Dockers board

    Professor Hayward’s CV:

    A Dockers member since 2004, professor Hayward is a senior Noongar woman, and for the past eight years has been the head of the university’s Centre for Indigenous Education and Research, concurrently holding the position of pro-vice-chancellor.

    For more than 30 years, professor Hayward has provided significant input to policies and programs on a wide range of issues, reflecting the needs of minority groups at community, state and national levels.

    She has a wealth of previous board experience and an extensive background in a range of areas including health, education, leadership and governance.

    So a failure at every level, she will fit in well at the Dockers.

  58. I feel left out, I have received no SMSes telling me how to vote. Evidently DSD or ASIO thinks I am a lost cause.

  59. Oh come on

    It’s astonishing. Some of the most blue-ribbon ‘working class ALP seats are also some of the most in favour of maintaining the marriage status quo, ie they oppose SSM by a fairly wide margin. Of course their MPs don’t give a shit about their constituents’ opinions.

    Labor to its rusted-ons – FU

  60. Oh come on

    Have you heard Jerry Brown (Governor of California) speak? My God the man sounds months away from death. Like seriously. Go to your average nursing home and most of the residents don’t sound as old has he is.

  61. Makka

    It’s all kind of different down in Freo.

  62. Andrew

    She compared the leadership styles of Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull, saying the Labor leader was “someone who has dedicated his life to standing up for ordinary Australians”.

    What a vile individual Blabbersac is, whose public career started with (allegedly) doing unpleasant stuff in a Young Labor camp because he could, went through taking away the penalty rates of employees in return for bribes, to working on destroying the jerbs and lives of the working class through deindustrialising the country as well as his repugnant personal life. I can’t think of anyone who has treated the working class with more disrespect than the SLF.

    And she has the hide to refer to her revolting anti-energy, anti-job platform as pro-growth? Yuk.

  63. miltonf

    @oh come on- I thought it was some kind of joke that Jerry Brown was California Gov. Like back to the 70s! Break out the Eagles LPs.

  64. Gab

    Poor monty. You should sue them for their lack of inclusiveness.

  65. rickw

    “We need a new growth story, a new plan for inclusive prosperity, a new way to deliver an economy that works for everyone.”

    I think that’s called communism you fucking dumb bint.

  66. miltonf

    Well may be these socialist politician who are so concerned about inequality can start donating some of their substantial tax payer funded salaries to Vinnies.

  67. Oh come on

    Hahahaha the Aboriginal universities within universities are a total joke. No one ever fails. Tour groups of whitey students on their compulsory Indigenous Studies units* wander through these separate, self-administering part of the university, encouraged to keep a respectful silence. It’s not far off visiting Kim il-Sung’s mausoleum, I shit you not.

    *These units that all students from many different courses must take bankroll the gravy train. Not that they see an Aboriginal in the flesh once – these units are always taught by hand wringing whiteys, and are incredibly racially divisive. The Indigenous professors and deans are no where to be found. All their kids have cushy admin jobs that requires them to do pretty much sfa.

    Your tax dollars at work.

  68. Oh come on

    Hang on, new thread:

    What is a ‘dotard’? Kim Jong-un’s obscure insult to Donald Trump explained

    This is what happens when you write your speeches using Google Translate.

  69. Chris

    It’s all kind of different down in Freo.

    Like a country town. Eager start-up coffee shops, jammed between rows of empty major shops and buildings. Bunch of nice restaurants and pubs. Nice in the Notre Dame University part, but a shithole over a lot of its area. I think heritage-listed buildings might be part of the trouble but shops are empty in newer bits too.

    It was said that after the America’s Cup there was a lot of hope but Aboriginal people occupied the streets with diversity and culture, and many ordinary people stopped going there.

  70. Oh come on

    When he talks, Jerry Brown sounds like he has early onset emphysema. I’m not kidding.

  71. cohenite

    The wife of the convicted drug dealer praises our future PM who has a rape allegation against him and was shown by the TURC to have betrayed his workers at every opportunity for personal gain:

    She compared the leadership styles of Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull, saying the Labor leader was “someone who has dedicated his life to standing up for ordinary Australians”.

    If turdball was even fractionally competent he would have destroyed both tits and plibbers.

  72. Oh come on

    Freo by day is ok, Freo by night (ie 10pm+ on Friday or Saturday) is a nightmare. Avoid like you would a virulent strain of genital herpes.

  73. miltonf

    These geriatric democrats are really something- Brown, Pelosi, Clinton.

  74. egg_

    I don’t think Hastie will have any problem being re-elected in Canning.

    Of the infamous by-election?

  75. rickw

    They are prepared to live throughout the West Australian wheat belt, where Australians don’t want to live, and do the jobs – seeding, header driving and carting wheat – that Australians don’t want to do. I’d rather them as immigrants

    South Africans are probably the immigrants best suited to Australia straight out of the box, well, Old Australia at least.

  76. Snoopy

    m0nty
    #2505534, posted on September 23, 2017 at 3:07 pm
    I feel left out, I have received no SMSes telling me how to vote. Evidently DSD or ASIO thinks I am a lost cause.

    I suggest you watch The Sixth Sense again, mugwump.

  77. curious george

    Just got my “vote yes” via vote yes.org.au

    Searched high and low for a way to respond. No go.

    I am astounded at how many fuckwits are listed as “friends” of these arse bandits.

    If I didn’t know better I’d say that the statistic <1.5 % is wrong. Way, way wrong.

    I'm guessing (hopefully wrong) that the queers are going to swamp.
    Time to think about moving before they make it compulsory.

    I confess to considering that the average intelligence of the general public left a little to be desired.
    I think I was being generous. We are fucked is putting it mildly.

  78. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2505464, posted on September 23, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    Yep, munty’s a Nazi, there was never any doubt about that.

    LOL. The Cat position: don’t call us Nazi-curious, that wilful misuse of the language is unconscionable! Also, you’re a Nazi.

    n
    m0nty

    Obviously you missed my earlier post on the definition of “Nazi”, re-posted for your information.

    From the Macquarie dictionary of Newspeak

    Nazi

    noun (plural Nazis) 1. a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ party, which was founded in 1919 and which in 1933, under Adolf Hitler, obtained political control of Germany; it established a dictatorship on the principles of control over all cultural, economic, and political activities of the people, belief in the supremacy of Hitler as Führer, anti-Semitism, and the establishment of Germany as a dominant world power. 2. (often lower case) someone who believes in or sympathises with policies characteristic of this party.3. (often lower case) Colloquial a. someone who is extremely domineering and unwilling to compromise. b. (with a modifier) someone who displays a dictatorial attitude about how people should think or behave with regard to a particular topic or thing: a kitchen Nazi.–adjective 4. of or relating to Nazis. [German colloquial, fromNa(tionalso)zi(alist) National Socialist]

    Definition 1 is straightforward, but such people are mostly dead of old age or senile.

    Definition 2 suits the modern”progressive” Gramscian/Alynskyite left, which seeks “principles of control over all cultural, economic, and political activities of the people” (from definition 1).

    Definitions 3 and 4 also match the bullying modern left.

    By command of the Macquarie dictionary, the modern left (which includes m0nty) are Nazis.

    Open season fellas!

  79. egg_

    I feel left out, I have received no SMSes telling me how to vote.

    Could be stuck with a ‘fat loser’ profile?

  80. rickw

    Why are the people at Microsoft so fucking stupid?!

    Outlook behaves like it is mildly intoxicated most of the time, now I’m trying to send the daily report out.

    Naturally “Send / Receive” email is actually receive / send, so of course the report needs to wait for all the incoming crap FFS.

  81. Snoopy

    Curious George

    Following links on VoteYes I registered my displeasure via [email protected] .

  82. If turdball was even fractionally competent he would have destroyed both tits and plibbers.

    Nah. He is the antibiotic resistant infection of the Liberal party.
    The pussy (as in pus) sore just keeps on eating flesh as the limbs and organs start to disappear.
    Voters will avoid the infected, long after the infection is removed.

  83. miltonf

    If turdball was even fractionally competent he would have destroyed both tits and plibbers. they are all on the same side now. As I’ve said before, the fact that Trumble is still there says it all about the LP and the Nats.

  84. rickw


    Obviously you missed my earlier post on the definition of “Nazi”, re-posted for your information.

    From the Macquarie dictionary of Newspeak

    So dumb you can’t even have a decent debate with him.

  85. Chris

    South Africans are probably the immigrants best suited to Australia straight out of the box, well, Old Australia at least.

    The farmers I worked for most were our neighbours, from RSA in 1960. Awesome family, and great farmers. When their cousins came out for a look they said the black people on their farm live better than their Australian cousins. Ten years later they came again, and couldn’t praise the place enough, then migrated.
    There was regular discussion of the attitude to work. My employers worked as hard and as smart and as frugally as you imagine any farmers ever could. But they would see other SA migrants who thought they worked but never actually did anything but ride around in the bakkie (ute) and tell the black workers what to do. There were stories of those guys buying Australian farms and running smack into conflicting cultures when they discovered too late they were expected to load the stock on trucks themselves, or similar situations.
    And the women. Lets say that some are absolute princesses, and some are not.
    And when the trouble hits you may find some of those princesses are true steel.

  86. Boambee John

    After 25 years of continuous economic growth, there are still 2.9 million people living below the poverty line

    Pilbeserk is too innumerate to understand that tieing the poverty line to a percentage of median or average income guarantees that the proportion below that line will remain largely constant.

    This is to provide on-going careers for “anti-poverty” workers and SJWs.

  87. mh

    There needs to be millions of propaganda leaflets dropped on North Korea with pictures of Trump. “Trump will set you free”, that type of thing.

  88. JC

    Makka
    #2505461, posted on September 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    What are you on about now, JC?

    Here:

    JC
    #2504810, posted on September 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Hey Makka

    The very new model 530i wagon called the Touring has a 2 litre engine with a turbo. The sales guy reckons it’s quicker in all respects than the old 3 litre version. Would this be true with a smaller engine (2 litre vs 3) even with a turbo?

    More importantly even though you may get the same amount of horses from a smaller engine, would it place more stress on the engine?

  89. curious george

    Where did you get people’s numbers from?

    In compliance with Australian Privacy Principles, we purchased access to numbers from commercial databases so we could speak to people across the country. If you have further questions or concerns, you can email us at [email protected]

    Idea: Sign on and call using their facilities and push the “no” side.

    Thanks Snoopy but I want to do more than register displeasure. Besides I know that just stating that my views are not to be considered as representative of the No side. It’s just a coincidence that I view arse banditry totally repugnant, against the laws of nature and that they should all be flayed until they come to their senses.
    I believe Mr Kirby would advocate for me as he is a passionate believer in free speech.

    I’m now going to hunt for this commercial database that has my phone number and had the gall to flog it off to a bunch of bundles of sticks.

  90. Snoopy

    [email protected]
    3:38 PM (6 minutes ago)

    to allofus
    Why did you totalitarian loons send me an unsolicited txt msg?

    Just fuck off. And when you get there, fuck off from there too. Then fuck off some more. Keep fucking off until you get back here. Then fuck off again.

  91. Makka

    JC, you are living proof that one has to be a fkn idiot to own a Beamer.

    Makka
    #2504851, posted on September 22, 2017 at 7:33 pm
    The sales guy reckons it’s quicker in all respects than the old 3 litre version.

    I don’t have a very high opinion of sales guys.

    The 530i isn’t as quick to 100kph as the new 540i , 4 vs 6 cyl. Against the old version it’s neck and neck (6.2 secs ish) even though the old 540i is a V8 (8 cylinder). So it looks like drivetrain over engine technology advances have found quicker ground speed from the smaller power plant. Ask the dude how much it costs to calibrate the transmission and the cost of a 100,00 km service.

    Now report back when you have the answers to my question. Can you handle that?

  92. Senile Old Guy

    After 25 years of continuous economic growth, there are still 2.9 million people living below the poverty line.

    Pilbeserk is too innumerate to understand that tieing the poverty line to a percentage of median or average income guarantees that the proportion below that line will remain largely constant.

    Exactly correct.

  93. Top Ender

    Teacher knows best: lessons from Chinese attitudes to education

    LENORA CHU
    The Australian

    When my little boy was three, his Chinese teacher forced a bite of fried egg into his mouth. At school. Without permission.

    “She put it there,” my firstborn told me, lips forming an “O”, finger pointing past his teeth.

    “Then what happened?” I prodded my son, who despises eggs.

    “I cried and spit it out,” he said.

    “And?” I pressed.

    “She did it again,” he said. In all, Teacher Chen pushed egg into my son’s mouth four times, and the last time he swallowed.

    We are Americans raising a family in Shanghai — China’s megacity of 26 million people — and the Chinese are known to pump out some of the world’s best students. When we realised that a few blocks from our new home was one of the best state-run schools, as far as elite urbanites are concerned, we decided to enrol our son. He would learn the world’s most spoken language. What was not to like? Plenty, as it turned out. And it was only the first week of kindergarten.

    The day after the egg episode, I marched off to school to confront Teacher Chen, brash in my conviction about individual choice.

    “We don’t use such methods of force in America,” I blurted in Mandarin, my son clutching my hand. (I was born and raised in America but grew up speaking Chinese at home.)

    “Oh? How do you do it?” Teacher Chen challenged.

    “We explain that egg eating is good for them, that the nutrients help build strong bones and teeth and helps with eyesight,” I said, trying to sound authoritative. “We motivate them to choose … we trust them with the decision.”

    “Does it work?” Teacher Chen challenged.

    In truth, no. I’d never been able to get my son to eat eggs. He’s a picky eater. Later, Teacher Chen pulled me aside for a lecture. “In front of the children, you should say, ‘Teacher is right, and Mum will do things the same way,’ OK?”

    I nodded, slightly stunned.

    Probably paywalled. If anyone is interested, i will post the entire article – and wear complaints about taking up page length.

  94. stackja

    mh
    #2505567, posted on September 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm
    There needs to be millions of propaganda leaflets dropped on North Korea with pictures of Trump. “Trump will set you free”, that type of thing.

    And Kim will kill all who pick up the leaflets. Japan was leaflet dropped. Only when H/N got dropped did Japan even consider surrendering and only because Hiro wanted to surrender. Kim won’t surrender, he needs all his creature comforts.

  95. Makka

    More importantly even though you may get the same amount of horses from a smaller engine, would it place more stress on the engine?

    Yes. But drivetrain design will tend to mitigate some of those stresses as well as advances in engine design and materials. Buy a Toyota and sleep easy.

  96. mh

    And Kim will kill all who pick up the leaflets.

    Does it matter? They are going to die soon anyway if nothing changes.

  97. stackja

    mh
    #2505577, posted on September 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm
    And Kim will kill all who pick up the leaflets.

    Does it matter? They are going to die soon anyway if nothing changes.

    Live a little longer, in ignorance.

  98. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2505571, posted on September 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    Keep dancing for me, BJ.

    Look m0nty, I know you had a homo-erotic fantasy going for Benjy “slim hips” Law a couple of weeks ago, but I would be grateful if you could not include me in your current homo-erotic fantasy. I’m sorry m0nty, but I’m straight!

    PS you should try fantasising about young (but not too young) dancing girls, that might help with your problem.

    PPS, you still haven’t provided your “not loose” definition of Nazis for our edification.

  99. Boambee John

    Until you provide your definition, I will go with the Macquarie one.

  100. JC

    Thanks misery.

    Now report back when you have the answers to my question. Can you handle that?

    This?

    Ask the dude how much it costs to calibrate the transmission and the cost of a 100,00 km service.

  101. curious george

    I am extremely pissed off to receive your communications telling me how to vote.

    You people are disgusting .

    And dont try to tell me its all about love.

    You should wake up to the fact that sticking your pecker into the end of a waste assembly is not normal. And there is the crunch for you pansies. Even if you get your successful outcome the majority will still see you and your proclivities as not normal. Live with it.

  102. Makka

    This?

    Yes. He’s no doubt pegged you for a mug status climber. I figure it might be worthwhile to find out if he’s hiding some nasties.

  103. JC

    WHACK!

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump

    After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill C also), Crooked Hillary now criticizes.
    8:40 PM – Sep 20, 2017

  104. JC

    Yes. He’s no doubt pegged you for a mug status climber. I figure it might be worthwhile to find out if he’s hiding some nasties.

    Misery, stop it. Stop it now. I don’t think it’s even possible to status climb with a car these days.

  105. Snoopy

    I don’t think it’s even possible to status climb with a car these days.

    Then buy a Hyundai.

  106. Makka

    Misery, stop it. Stop it now. I don’t think it’s even possible to status climb with a car these days.

    Like I said, idiots and Beamers. He saw you coming from a mile away. Enjoy the ride.

  107. JC

    Then buy a Hyundai.

    I would if it was built to a Beamer standard in terms of the interior. The electronics are superior and the handling in much better. Also comfort. I would guess.

  108. Top Ender

    When Karl Marlantes takes the screen during the new PBS film series The Vietnam War, he says coming home was nearly as traumatic as the war itself.

    Later, he describes being assaulted by protesters at the airport, invoking the image of spat-on Vietnam veterans, an image that Los Angeles Times editorial writer Michael McGough said in 2012 was based on a myth. An edifying myth, McGough called it, but still a myth.

    With The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have created a film that rehashes some old, tired tropes. In doing so, they distort what soldiers, veterans, and antiwar activists alike know about the war and its aftermath, especially inside the United States.

    Link

  109. Makka

    I would if it was built to a Beamer standard in terms of the interior.

    Treat yourself to a look inside a top of the line Hyundai interior and compare the bucks with a Beamer. You might be surprised.

  110. JC

    Get this. My kid is going to the wedding of one of her friends in the next couple of weeks. The girl is a monster believer of ‘vironmental catastrophe. So much so that she claims she won’t have kids and to prove her position she forced her boyfriend to snip himself. Like she didn’t had he own tubes tied, but she got the dude to do it. FMD!

  111. rickw

    Yes. But drivetrain design will tend to mitigate some of those stresses as well as advances in engine design and materials. Buy a Toyota and sleep easy.

    I wouldn’t buy one again, fantastic, ……… until it all fucks up when Fritz’s precision engineering meets the real world.

  112. Snoopy

    and the handling is much better

    You got me there. That’s an important consideration when charging around the cafe strip at ten tenths.

    🙂

  113. rickw

    Treat yourself to a look inside a top of the line Hyundai interior and compare the bucks with a Beamer. You might be surprised.

    My missus brought a Mazda 3 with top spec interior a couple of months ago, immaculate, as good as a Beamer, except my guess is that the plastic isn’t going to shit itself after Australian levels of UV exposure.

  114. A Lurker

    Get this. My kid is going to the wedding of one of her friends in the next couple of weeks. The girl is a monster believer of ‘vironmental catastrophe. So much so that she claims she won’t have kids and to prove her position she forced her boyfriend to snip himself. Like she didn’t had he own tubes tied, but she got the dude to do it. FMD!

    Natural selection in action.

  115. JC

    I wouldn’t buy one again, fantastic, ……… until it all fucks up when Fritz’s precision engineering meets the real world.

    lol…There are a ton of buttons and gadgets, which makes me a little reluctant as I think they are way over engineered. The current one I have was flooded a few years back as a result of leaves or twigs getting into the drain system. Insurance covered it, but I was left open mouthed with a claim of around 9k to replace the water logged computer system. Fuck…. that’s a lot of vig.

  116. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2505589, posted on September 23, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Myths make the world go round.

  117. Snoopy

    So much so that she claims she won’t have kids and to prove her position she forced her boyfriend to snip himself.

    I’ll bet the pre-nup is all her own work.

  118. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Time to spread the wealth: Plibersek
    What the fuck is she on about??

    Inheritance tax. Income is as nothing compared to the takings to be made from accumulated wealth.

  119. Methinks the Borg are winning.

    i.e. we are buggered

  120. JC

    I’ll bet the pre-nup is all her own work.

    I don’t think there’s anything between them to pre-nup, unless its a bed, sofa and a couple of saucepans. They’re a couple of young kids living in NY.

  121. rickw

    So much so that she claims she won’t have kids and to prove her position she forced her boyfriend to snip himself.

    Tip for boyfriend: Get the services reconnected and dump the crazy bitch.

  122. 132andBush

    Can anyone (BoN?) give us an idea how the eastern states grid is holding up?
    The wind is too strong for turbines to operate and very cloudy over a lot of the state now.

  123. rickw

    Then buy a Hyundai.

    I would if it was built to a Beamer standard in terms of the interior. The electronics are superior and the handling in much better. Also comfort. I would guess.

    Why not have a look at a top spec Mazda 6? Hyundai are also good. What about Genesis(?) Hyundai’s luxury division?

  124. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A paternalistic condescending lecture masquerading as entertainment. Victoria would not have been amused.

    Top Ender, I saw Victoria and Abdul on Tuesday and wrote a shorter but basically similar review of it, which I posted here. Re the Afghani Grilled Burkas that were worn to meet Victoria, I warned Cats that I deeply suspected they were just another example of the film-makers’ desire to take the Muslim perspective; it was just to get us to see the humanity underneath etc etc. The whole thing was like that, ridiculously anti-British. Annoying, although well-costumed, and I found Judi Dench to be, as usual, imperiously overacting.

  125. Makka

    Why not have a look at a top spec Mazda 6? Hyundai are also good. What about Genesis(?) Hyundai’s luxury division?

    Oh, the shame.

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Inheritance tax. Income is as nothing compared to the takings to be made from accumulated wealth.

    Well said. With that sort of mindset “It’s time to spread the wealth”, I’ll bet good money on the reintroduction of death duties, and a wealth tax of some sort.

    Socialism – spreading other people’s wealth since the days of Karl Marx.

  127. Dan Dare

    Fisky, I saw Winston Peters on Blot a while ago.
    In hanging sh1t on identity politics, he said he was half Maori, half Scottish and although the Maori in him felt like a drink, the Scot was too mean to pay for it. LOL.

  128. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Why not have a look at a top spec Mazda 6?

    I had a Mada 6 some years ago, they were then, and still are, very good cars. Great acceleration and good brakes. Suits me.

    Hairy cannot be weaned from his love affair with Audi though; even though I hate their antiquated GPS with a vengeance. I thought my new model Q5 would improve on it, but it is still hopeless. My friend’s Mazda 3 GPS is much better. I enjoy the turbo charge on the Q5, so there is that.

  129. cohenite

    132andBush

    #2505607, posted on September 23, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Can anyone (BoN?) give us an idea how the eastern states grid is holding up?
    The wind is too strong for turbines to operate and very cloudy over a lot of the state now.

    Bookmark ’em:

    http://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/National-Electricity-Market-NEM/Data-dashboard#nem-dispatch-overview

    http://reneweconomy.com.au/nem-watch/

    Salient facts: 6500MW of installed solar and ~ 4500MW installed wind at a construction, but not grid connection cost, of ~ $100 billion.

    Wind produces no power at all for ~ 40% of the time. Solar none for ~50%.

    Batteries and pump hydro are jokes.

  130. Shit, my phone has just turned gay too. Doesn’t it know that a male jack and a male jack ain’t gonna work?

  131. Yay, I got an SMS from YesEquality!

  132. Makka

    Great to see a NO ad on the tellie GAYFL game.

  133. rickw

    Yay, I got an SMS from YesEquality!

    Thanks whoever organised that, no more tears.

  134. Snoopy

    Don’t make me go to Skyscanner.

  135. Chris

    Anthony
    #2505594, posted on September 23, 2017 at 4:12 pm
    No pooftas!

    Are those the round overstuffed stools that Granny used to keep around? Hardly a problem these days.

  136. rickw

    Great to see a NO ad on the tellie GAYFL game.

    Legend! Have they been detained, held without charge and interrogated yet?

    Was it one of those vicious 13 year old girls?

  137. Snoopy

    he said he was half Maori, half Scottish and although the Maori in him felt like a drink, the Scot was too mean to pay for it.

    Not the sort of bloke you want to invite over.

  138. stackja

    NZ Election Result
    2017 General Election
    Preliminary results will be available progressively from 7pm NZ time at linky.
    Overall Results
    Electorate Status
    Advance Votes
    Results will appear after 5000 votes are entered.

  139. Big Moose

    Didn’t Tanya Plibersek’s husband attempt to increase his wealth through narcotics. Is that what she means?

  140. Top Ender

    Lizzie, I am suspicious of the burkas in the film. I have read a fair bit of Indian history, and burqas don’t seem to feature in it. Purdah, yes, but the observations of the diary-writers I’ve read don’t remark on burqas in the streets.

    I suppose Abdul’s writings though – which apparently were “re-discovered” recently, and which were the basis for the film, would have mentioned them explicitly.

  141. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Will
    3 hours ago

    As of 1:40pm on the 23 of September, Mr AstroLabia’s gofundme page has a grand total of two donations equalling the tremendous sum of $25.

    Seem’s he ain’t feeling the love….

    From Tim Blair. Anarchists were never much good at putting their money where their mouths were.

  142. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2505629, posted on September 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Maybe

    Lee Hall was born in 1966 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. He is a writer, known for Billy Elliot (2000), War Horse (2011) and Victoria and Abdul (2017).

    has a fertile imagination.

  143. rickw


    From Tim Blair. Anarchists were never much good at putting their money where their mouths were.

    It would be interesting if Gofundme at a notional “Defundme” button. How many gazillion would arsetro loser be in debt?

  144. Bruce in WA

    Inheritance tax. Income is as nothing compared to the takings to be made from accumulated wealth.

    I would sell my house, cash in the super and spend every last f***ing cent of it — or burn it on the barbecue — before I’d let them get their greedy, grasping, money-grabbing paws on even one cent of it. My kids don’t need our money — and the government is NOT getting it. When my wife’s grandfather died, the estate lost 20% in death duties (as they were). After probate, whatever was left went to her grandmother — who died just a few months later — and the fecking government took another 20% of the estate! That was 40% stolen in less than 6 months.

  145. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    His gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/make-a-trophy-for-astro-labe

    Does anyone know how to derail a “gofundme page?”

  146. egg_

    As of 1:40pm on the 23 of September, Mr AstroLabia’s gofundme page has a grand total of two donations equalling the tremendous sum of $25.

    Seem’s he ain’t feeling the love….

    Sounds more like ‘gofvckyourself’.

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    Batteries and pump hydro are jokes.

    I was giggling at this today:

    The Race For The “Holy Grail” Of Renewables

    In February, AES Energy’s Escondido battery storage facility in California was hailed as the largest one to date, with a capacity of 30 MW/120 MWh. Now, Tesla is building a bigger one—100 MW/129 MWh—in Australia.

    Wow, that’s so biiiiig!

    The race is on for increasingly reliable, grid-scale, quick-to-install energy storage solutions that will make the shift to all-renewable power much more realistic. In this, factors such as renewable-friendly regulation and integration of storage systems with renewable power generation capacity can tip the energy transformation scales.

    RTWT it’s hilarious. The lady who wrote it is gushing but obviously cannot pilot a calculator let alone a spreadsheet. You can see the result of journo kiddies no longer doing maths in high school.

    And this is in a right wing news site which is repealing it from an oil specialty news site. Go figure.

  148. Bruce of Newcastle

    Repeating not repealing, but it’s so dumb I wish it was repealed.

  149. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2505634, posted on September 23, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Sign In to GoFundMe at http://www.gofundme.com/sign-in/ and click your name at the top-right of the screen. Click ‘Account Settings’ from the drop-down menu. Click the ‘Account Status’ link on the left menu, then click on the ‘Delete Account’ link.

    Simply click the ‘Withdraw’ button inside your GoFundMe Dashboard and follow the on-screen instructions. You can choose to withdraw your balance directly to your bank account. Campaigns in the US may also request a check.

    Not outside of account it seems.

  150. Jo Smyth

    Has anybody heard how the Get Up door knock is going. Any punch ups, broken windows, glitter bombs, rotten fruit etc.

  151. stackja

    NZ
    Nationwide Party Votes – 3.5% of results counted
    NAT 44.5%
    LAB 38.0%
    NZF 7.2%
    GP 6.2%
    OTHER 4.1%
    Projected total seats
    Nat 56 Lab 47 NZF 9 GP 8 Other 0

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When my wife’s grandfather died, the estate lost 20% in death duties (as they were). After probate, whatever was left went to her grandmother — who died just a few months later — and the fecking government took another 20% of the estate! That was 40% stolen in less than 6 months.

    That was a senario that led to more then one family farm being sold in the Wheatbelt – the most extreme scenario was a case where the father died – the estate paid death duties – what was left went to his wife – she died several months later – the estate paid death duties, and the son, who inherited the residue, was killed in a car accident three years later…..

  153. Snoopy

    Sky news cuts from informative NZ feed to airhead Laura Jayes and Bruce Hawker. ‘Supported’ by Jim Middleton and some brain dead fembot.

  154. alexnoaholdmate

    Just got the text.

    If they are not a government group, someone I have a business relationship with, or a registered charity, then they are not allowed to contact people on the Do Not Call register.

    Either they have broken the law – and I doubt that, they aren’t stupid – or badgering people in the name of same sex porridge is considered by the Government to be a legitimate reason to ignore the Do Not Call register.

    This country truly is fucked.

  155. struth

    We need a new growth story, a new plan for inclusive prosperity, a new way to deliver an economy that works for everyone.”

    Isn’t that just so typical of the parasitic left.
    The economy does the work for everyone!

    We need a new growth story, a new plan for inclusivity in private sector work for everyone, to deliver a prosperous economy.

  156. rickw

    Does anyone know how to derail a “gofundme page?”

    Looks like it’s been automatically done by the punters!

  157. stackja

    Snoopy
    #2505643, posted on September 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm
    Sky news cuts from informative NZ feed to airhead Laura Jayes and Bruce Hawker. ‘Supported’ by Jim Middleton and some brain dead fembot
    .

    nzheraldVerified account
    @nzherald

    or

    NZ Herald

    nzherald‏Verified account @nzherald 4 minutes ago
    With five per cent of the vote counted National is at 46.4%, Labour 36.2%, NZ First 7.2% and the Greens on 6%

  158. stackja

    nzherald‏Verified account @nzherald 2 minutes ago
    Labour out to the early lead in “bellweather seat” Christchurch Central
    http://nzh.nu/8wjc30fmVyO

  159. Viva

    The only policy Army should have on gender is to recruit only humans who can do 60 push-ups and run 5km in full kit in under half an hour.

    I managed to climb the Acropolis without getting puffed yesterday. Does that count?

  160. rickw

    economy that works for everyone

    Not working or saving are barriers to the economy working for everyone, the answer to this is to steal from those that do.

    Fuck these fucking arseholes and their theft.

  161. stackja

    nzherald‏Verified account @nzherald 53 seconds ago
    It’s early days but based on votes counted so far National would have 57 seats and Labour would have 46 http://nzh.nu/mTz930fmVvd #Vote2017

  162. stackja

    VOTES COUNTED:4%
    PARTIES % % CHANGE
    NATIONAL 46.1 – 1.9
    LABOUR 36.7 + 12.0
    NZ FIRST 7.3 – 1.6
    GREEN 5.8 – 4.2
    MĀORI 1 – 0.3
    ACT 0.4 – 0.3
    CONSERVATIVE 0.3 – 3.8

  163. stackja

    SEATS WON
    PARTIES SEATS CHANGE
    NATIONAL 58 – 3
    LABOUR 46 + 14
    NZ FIRST 9 – 2
    GREEN 7 – 6
    MĀORI 0 – 2
    ACT 0 – 1
    CONSERVATIVE 0 0

  164. Herodotus

    she didn’t have her own tubes tied, but she got the dude to do it. FMD!

    Could be trouble ahead in River City.

  165. alexnoaholdmate

    What do you need to win for a majority in NZ?

  166. struth

    3 seconds into the promo for the movie about the queen and a mussie, and I said to Mrs struth, check this bullshit out!
    FMD.

    There should be one of those reviews put out that I could write without seeing the snot.

    Victoria and Abdul is a fantasy movie although not promoted as such.
    It is written by another insulated urban left wing knob jockey who realised long ago that writing left wing fantasy alongside true history is a favoured way of fighting the history wars and attacking the west by true cultural Marxists.
    This would have helped the grants and other funding come flooding in.

    If you would like to help in the war against the west, pop on down to your local cinema and make a donation to help fund the propaganda.

    No stars.
    Stay home and watch reruns of Married with children.

  167. JC

    Bill the novelist.

    Bill Clinton’s first novel to become a Showtime TV series in major deal

    The former president and bestselling author James Patterson have selected Showtime to adapt their upcoming thriller, The President Is Missing.

    The novel, set to be published in 2018, tells the story of a sitting U.S. president’s mysterious disappearance with the level of detail that only someone who has held the highest office can know.

    He’s missing because he’s hiding behind the curtain getting an intern to give him a blow job.

  168. The Countess

    There should be one of those reviews put out that I could write without seeing the snot.

    Victoria and Abdul is a fantasy movie although not promoted as such.
    It is written by another insulated urban left wing knob jockey who realised long ago that writing left wing fantasy alongside true history is a favoured way of fighting the history wars and attacking the west by true cultural Marxists.
    This would have helped the grants and other funding come flooding in.

    If you would like to help in the war against the west, pop on down to your local cinema and make a donation to help fund the propaganda.

    No stars.
    Stay home and watch reruns of Married with children.

    Saw it this morning.
    History being rewritten before our eyes to suit a narrative that will see us all either dead or enslaved.
    Colour me unimpressed.
    “Long lost diaries”…dry that one out etc

  169. stackja

    alexnoaholdmate
    #2505658, posted on September 23, 2017 at 5:31 pm
    What do you need to win for a majority in NZ?

    New Zealand general election, 2017
    From Wikipedia
    All 120 seats (plus any overhang) in the House of Representatives
    61 seats needed for a majority

  170. stackja

    nzherald‏Verified account @nzherald 2m2 minutes ago
    With 10 per cent of the vote counted National is at 46.1%, Labour 36.7 %, NZ First 7.1% and the Greens on 6% http://nzh.nu/jTCC30fmW5L

  171. Muddy

    Far Canal. I’m with Virgin and just got an sms. I’ll be trotting in tot heir store on Monday to let them know how unimpressed I am.

  172. stackja

    NZ Herald says

    SEATS WON
    PARTIES SEATS CHANGE
    NATIONAL 58 0
    LABOUR 45 0
    NZ FIRST 9 0
    GREEN 7 0
    ACT 1 0
    MĀORI 0 0
    AOTEAROA 0
    LEGALISE CANNABIS PARTY 0

  173. Atoms for Peace

    We have hundreds of estate determinations from my father in law; real estate valuer etc. As a snap shot of census farm data, I reckon they are unsurpassed. They assessed everything in the pursuit of death duties.

  174. stackja

    NZ Electoral Commission says
    Nat 58
    Lab 45

  175. Nick

    Same, Muddy. It’s only fair that we should be able to reply

  176. Snoopy

    I didn’t think it possible, but I think Laura Jayes may be eclipsing her woeful Brexit performance. At least this time Sky had the good sense to keep her in Australia.

  177. Boambee John

    stackja
    #2505631, posted on September 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    Top Ender
    #2505629, posted on September 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Maybe

    Lee Hall was born in 1966 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. He is a writer, known for Billy Elliot (2000), War Horse (2011) and Victoria and Abdul (2017).

    has a fertile imagination.

    From the little I saw of War Horse on the telly, he certainly does!

  178. alexnoaholdmate

    Far Canal. I’m with Virgin and just got an sms. I’ll be trotting in tot heir store on Monday to let them know how unimpressed I am

    It’s not Virgin’s fault. Or Telstra. Or Optus.

    They didn’t send the messages.

  179. Muddy

    My problem is with privacy, Nick. What other details of mine have been sold or given freely to who or what else?

  180. JMH

    Should I put my application to seek asylum in NZ on hold? Or not.

  181. alexnoaholdmate

    You don’t blame Gmail when someone send you photographs of their John Thomas.

    (John Thomas, of course, being my co-worker’s baby son. She can’t stop sending photographs to everyone. It’s boring as batshit).

  182. Nick

    I know Muddy, I felt my privacy had been violated.

  183. Muddy

    I cannot even find an email address on the Virgin Mobile website so I can complain. I don’t do Faceache or Twatter or Slapback or InstantGran or whatever people do now. I still have a pair of cans on a string, but they don’t cater for me, do they? Fecking racists.

  184. Tom

    Hahaha. Stevie Johnson is going to be suspended for striking if the GayFL’s fake football team, GWS, makes it to the GF. The idiot country larrikin can’t control himself. He might as well be a moozley suicide bomber.

  185. Muddy

    Far Canal. I’m with Virgin and just got an sms. I’ll be trotting in tot heir store on Monday to let them know how unimpressed I am

    It’s not Virgin’s fault. Or Telstra. Or Optus.

    They didn’t send the messages.

    True, alexnoaholdmate, but the point of contention is my identifying information. It may not have come from Virgin, but I want to let them know that I suspect they sold it to a commercial organisation. If we all just meekly sit back and grumble “Oh, how terribly annoying” yet do nothing about it, what changes?

  186. jupes

    Hahaha. Stevie Johnson is going to be suspended for striking if the GayFL’s fake football team, GWS, makes it to the GF. The idiot country larrikin can’t control himself. He might as well be a moozley suicide bomber.

    Cotchin could be out if Richmond win.

    Either way, Adelaide are loving this.

  187. Caveman

    WTF there is a big SSM , SMS hit going on. Whose given out all the mobile numbers. GF and folks have just received them.

  188. Baldrick

    With any luck NZ First will hold the balance of power and stick two fingers up to Labour and Nationals.

  189. H B Bear

    Sky news cuts from informative NZ feed to airhead Laura Jayes and Bruce Hawker. ‘Supported’ by Jim Middleton and some brain dead fembot.

    Jeez those three would struggle to have a clue even if you gave them 3 weeks to come up to speed. Hawker struggles even in Oz.

  190. Tom

    Imagine: an Adelaide Crows vs GWS grand final. A popular side in a one-horse town versus an artificial side with zero fans. What a disaster for the GayFL Industrial Complex.

  191. Marcus

    Bill Clinton’s first novel to become a Showtime TV series in major deal
    The former president and bestselling author James Patterson have selected Showtime to adapt their upcoming thriller, The President Is Missing.
    The novel, set to be published in 2018, tells the story of a sitting U.S. president’s mysterious disappearance with the level of detail that only someone who has held the highest office can know.

    I’ll make three predictions.

    1) Bill Clinton won’t have had anything to do with writing the novel.

    2) It will be poorly reviewed.

    3) The TV series will be the biggest bomb since Kim Jong Un’s Hydrogen Bomb test.

  192. Baldrick

    NZ Labour and the Greens are an obvious voting block.
    The best result for NZ would be the Nationals with NZ First holding the balance of power.

  193. Roger

    ABC TV’s Compass, ostensibly fulfilling part of its obligation to broadcast on the topic of religion, tonight features the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.

    The timing is purely coincidental, I’m sure.

  194. Empire GTHO Phase III

    WTF there is a big SSM , SMS hit going on. Whose given out all the mobile numbers. GF and folks have just received them.

    Just received mine. No reply possible.

  195. stackja

    NZ Electoral Commission says
    Nat 57
    Lab 45

  196. stackja

    Empire GTHO Phase III
    #2505693, posted on September 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm
    WTF there is a big SSM , SMS hit going on. Whose given out all the mobile numbers. GF and folks have just received them.

    Just received mine. No reply possible.

    Probably robot collection of numbers. Robot ringing of numbers.

  197. Atoms for Peace

    More good press for the YES team. Good work chaps.

  198. Kattie

    The whole family just received their SSM text. Daughters boyfriend got his this morning. Where are they getting these numbers from? I have my suspicions (unions and super funds?).

  199. alexnoaholdmate

    I’ll make three predictions.

    1) Bill Clinton won’t have had anything to do with writing the novel.
    2) It will be poorly reviewed.
    3) The TV series will be the biggest bomb since Kim Jong Un’s Hydrogen Bomb test.

    Prediction Two is where you’re wrong, Marcus.

    It will be well reviewed. Every bien-pensant Lefty Democrat reviewer across the US will give it five thumbs up (yes, they have five thumbs – it’s all the inbreeding amongst themselves) and talk about how “brave” and “apposite” it is in these dark times.

    They will also use terms such as “fin-de-siecle” in describing the former Presidency, and describe the Clinton-era White House as a “perfect mise-en-scene”.

    The other predictions are spot on, though – it will be a massive bomb, and no one who doesn’t earn a living tongue-bathing Democrats will bother to watch it.

  200. Baldrick

    ABC TV’s Compass, ostensibly fulfilling part of its obligation to broadcast on the topic of religion, tonight features the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.

    Check out the ABC Compass Twitter feed. They make no bones about who they’re supporting.

  201. Baldrick

    stackja
    #2505694, posted on September 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm
    NZ Electoral Commission says
    Nat 57
    Lab 45

    Stack, you need to add the Greens to the Labour numbers.

  202. Bruce of Newcastle

    1) Bill Clinton won’t have had anything to do with writing the novel.
    2) It will be poorly reviewed.
    3) The TV series will be the biggest bomb since Kim Jong Un’s Hydrogen Bomb test.

    Reviewers who do not rate it correctly will be sent to Room 101.

    Amazon Deletes One-Star Reviews of Hillary’s New Book ‘What Happened’ (10 days ago)

  203. Nick

    More good press for the YES team. Good work chaps.

    They don’t get it. Those who aren’t rampant Yes voters are going to get pissed off by the badgering and bullying.

  204. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE WORLD
    Leaders neck-and-neck as New Zealand poll closes amid uncertainty

    The Australian
    6:17PM September 23, 2017
    Jamie Walker
    Associate Editor
    Brisbane
    @Jamie_WalkerOz

    Voting has closed in New Zealand, ending a surreal blackout that banned media coverage of an absorbingly close campaign for the day.

    A record 1.2 million Kiwis voted early, introducing another unknown quantity to an election replete with uncertainty.

    Prime Minister Bill English’s National Party was ahead in election-eve opinion polls, but when Labour’s numbers are combined with putative partner the Greens that bloc is neck-and-neck with the government.

    All eyes will be on the unpredictable New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, a past deputy prime minister with National and foreign minister to Labour, who is tipped to emerge as kingmaker with the power make charismatic Labour leader Jacinda Ardern PM or return National for a historic fourth term.

    Pity, at one stage the gurus were saying the Greens wouldn’t get any seats at all.

  205. Atoms for Peace

    Nick. The old maxim of not interfering with an enemy whilst he’s making a mistake springs to mind. The Yes team live for the social media minute and thus ignore history.

  206. Top Ender

    At least we didn’t have to pay to see Victoria and Abdul.

    Scored a free double pass courtesy of our Oz subscription.

    We got one for some equally bollocky movie a few months back, but it didn’t come to the Top End. Some tripe with Diane Keaton and a bloke on Hampstead Heath – that was the title IIRR but I can’t be bothered to check.

    We got another after that which also didn’t come here, so I rang up the Oz and said why should we not cancel our sub, seeing as all of their so-called extras only applied to people in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Maybe now we are on the free movie carousel.

    Of course, it would help if someone was making movies worth seeing.

  207. Roger

    “Tripe with Diane Keaton and a bloke on Hampstead Heath”.

    Interesting title; art house, I take it?

    Of course, it would help if someone was making movies worth seeing.

    Mel Gibson & Clint Eastwood are about the only two who do.

  208. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I got the text about half an hour ago. Effing insulting. You can’t text back NO.
    I never get spam text messages unless it is from somewhere personally known to me.

  209. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    They still haven’t got onto to Hairy on Optus yet. Perhaps he has put up secret defensive barriers on his ancient device that he loves so much.

  210. egg_

    “Tripe with Diane Keaton and a bloke on Hampstead Heath”.

    The only moaning is where she breaks her hip?

  211. DrBeauGan

    Of course, it would help if someone was making movies worth seeing.

    If they were worth seeing you wouldn’t be getting the free passes.

  212. 132andBush

    Thanks, Cohenite.

    I went there earlier but not across to that tab.
    I like the term “wind and other”.
    What exactly is other, besides the obvious solar?
    Surely not gas and diesel?

  213. Baldrick

    132andBush
    #2505715, posted on September 23, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Cover’s code 3 😉

  214. Roger

    Sadiq Khan bans Uber from London.

    Potential terrorists still welcome.

  215. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Top Ender, my couture-attuned eye thought those burkas in that film looked like typically Afghani ones, featuring acres of black serge with the fashionably-rounded head enclosure and the beautifully embroidered grill which graciously permits a woman to see marginally ahead; otherwise she is blind. I don’t think they were common at all in India during the Victorian era (could be wrong), but as the horrified response to Pauline showed, they are the garment du jour for showing that we shouldn’t worry, because there’s a happy little woman beneath it, with a charming husband currently romancing the Queen with his sensitivity and Koranic scholarship as contrasted with the racist and sneering British.

    Islam defanged, much?

  216. Tom

    The Richmond Emos have save the AFL from itself. What a bunch of incompetent clowns.

  217. alexnoaholdmate

    I remember a wonderful line in The Hollowmen:

    “Did you offer [the retiring Senator] a different job? Head of Screen Australia, perhaps?”

    “Yeah.”

    “What did he say?”

    “If the Australian people won’t go see their own films, son, why the fuck should I?”

  218. alexnoaholdmate

    I went there earlier but not across to that tab.
    I like the term “wind and other”.
    What exactly is other, besides the obvious solar?
    Surely not gas and diesel?

    This reads like a poem.

    Early Ezra Pound.

  219. egg_

    “Tripe with Diane Keaton and a bloke on Hampstead Heath”.

    Interesting title; art house, I take it?

    Even The Guardian panned it (overegged Art House).

  220. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “Tripe with Diane Keaton and a bloke on Hampstead Heath”.
    Interesting title; art house, I take it?

    Don’t think so. It seems to be playing in the major cinema chains. Haven’t seen it myself.

  221. egg_

    “ghastly faux-mance”

    Ouch.

  222. Nick

    I think Richmond have just played their grand final.

  223. H B Bear

    The ALPFL have a real problem with the self-described Giants. They engineered three premierships for Brisbane who are now a basket case, Gold Coast have disappeared into the sporting Bermuda Triangle and GWS fall short again after 5 years of draft priority.

    That’s a lot of dead wood in an 18 team comp.

  224. egg_

    Good action scenes in American Made

  225. alexnoaholdmate

    “It’s just actually our campaign had to reach as many Australians as possible so it’s really critical that we can encourage as possible across the nation to vote, that this is a vote about fairness.

    “This weekend, thousands of Australians have been doorknocking right across the nation campaigning for dignity and respect and it’s important that we can connect with as many Australians as possible.”

    What is with Lefties and an inability to express themselves clearly?

    Disordered expression is the sign of a disordered mind.

    It’s worst with academics – the severely educated.

  226. 132andBush

    Baldrick, the sad thing is, they had ’em at gunpoint after the 2013 election and didn’t pull the trigger!

    (NADT)

  227. Another nuclear bomb test in NK, causing a 3.4 magnitude earthquake.

  228. H B Bear

    Students of Kangaroo Courts will want to pay close attention to the ALPFL Match Review Panel as they attempt to clear the Richmond captain to play in the Grand Final despite taking out a key Giants mid-fielder for three quarters of the game and having already been fined twice this year. Should be hilarious.

  229. Caveman

    This whole postal yes no should be annulled. Its a cluster fuk of a thing.

  230. egg_

    Another nuclear bomb test in NK, causing a 3.4 magnitude earthquake.

    Monster having a furious toss?

  231. Muddy

    Riccardo Bosi still working it on Twatter, which I otherwise wouldn’t touch. I like his use of visuals for the easily distracted like m oh look, a rabbit!

    Check out the photo for 21 Sept. Noice.

  232. Muddy

    Another nuclear bomb test in NK, causing a 3.4 magnitude earthquake.

    Yes, but what about what the British did in Malaya?

  233. TC

    How many bombs does NK have , could this be Trumps stradagy, tease them into sending themselves broke.

  234. Eyrie

    The trick isn’t having a few bombs. It is having a production line of bombs. I’d say Kimmie has one.

  235. Muddy

    How many bombs does NK have , could this be Trumps stradagy, tease them into sending themselves broke.

    Their cyber thieves seem to be practiced at bank raiding, so I’m not sure if Pudgy will be out of pocket money soon. However, if those cyber ops go via China, and China is ‘persuaded’ to put the squeeze on, who knows? I’m not sure how likely that is, however.

  236. MsDolittle

    Minido was brilliant at Charles de Gaulle, her nose bleed got us straight through immigration. Now sipping a DF single malt in Le Marais apartment. Doc is about to take me shopping.

  237. MsDolittle

    And there is no 4.5 m smoking rule! je t’aime paris.

  238. Nick

    A single malt at midday? Mon dieu.

  239. alexnoaholdmate

    And there is no 4.5 m smoking rule! je t’aime paris.

    Well, of course not.

    A Frenchman without a cigarette hanging from his sneeringly pursed lips is no Frenchman at all.

    A Frenchman without a cigarette is a Belgian.

  240. Muddy

    Just the guru we need to save us:

    This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don’t know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn’t fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it’s that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame. The program in Recovery has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions and it will do the same for you. This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centredness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.

    Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Wussell Bwand.
    Personally urinated-upon copies now available. If you’re quick (it’ll dry out and then just smell like Brut33).

  241. Brian

    Re all the yes SMS going out tonight – some reactions on facebook tend to be complete frustration with the issue so that they will not vote at all. Result is a low percentage turnout and the ability to ignore the result if it goes the “wrong” way. Mission accomplished.

  242. 132andBush

    Monty celebrating another Nork fart.

  243. Muddy

    “What does it take to change the world?” Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s first book for young readers, inspired by the themes of her classic New York Times bestselling book It Takes a Village, and illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee, asks readers what can they do to make the world a better place? It Takes a Village tells the heartwarming and universal story of a diverse community coming together to make a difference. All kinds of people working together, playing together, and living together in harmony makes a better village and many villages coming together can make a better world. Together we can build a better life for one another. Together we can change our world. The book will resonate with children and families and through the generations as it encourages readers to look for a way they can make a difference. It is a book that you will surely want to read again and again, a book you will want to share and a book that will inspire

    Link.

    Chelsea has written a kiddies book too, about how all women are fabulous and how males must be sterilised. Or something.

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