Wednesday Forum: September 27, 2017

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  1. Srr, interesting take by Sargon, but I think (and hope) that he is wrong. Antifa are just too valuable as an open demonstration of Leftist hypocrisy and stupidity. Let a hundred flowers bloom.

  2. egg_

    Red faces all round as Japanese president calls Penny Benny and then fails to understand that he’s a she
    Velly confusion

    Gender benders Tits and that Wong chap must have really confused him.

  3. calli

    The Beloved can’t wipe the grin off his face – we just arrived at our hotel in Saigon through a swarm of scooters. They were like insane kamikaze bees.

    Thanks for the warning guys.

  4. calli

    Hmmm. It’s quiet here. Too quiet.

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Beloved can’t wipe the grin off his face – we just arrived at our hotel in Saigon through a swarm of scooters. They were like insane kamikaze bees.

    The buzz word I was told in Ha Noi was “sticky rice” – if there is a group of you, stick together like “sticky rice” and cross the street “en masse” – its up to the scooters to find their way around you, not your responsibility to evade them.

  6. Natural Instinct

    Calli,
    When are you going to the tunnels?
    Also the museum which celebrates women NVA who were GI killers?
    Also old US embassy which shows what you can do with a lot of patience.
    And the old hotel (Victoria?) to see the river whilst having a cocktail like Graham Greene

  7. calli

    I’m doing a city tour tomorrow including the tunnels. We’re only here two nights, so not sure what else is included. We passed the residence (white flat roof) on the way to the hotel. I recall it from the news.

    I get claustrophobic, so tomorrow will be interesting.

  8. calli
    #2509231, posted on September 27, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Hmmm. It’s quiet here. Too quiet.

    Sorry, was playing competition darts, we sucked and lost.

    Tomorrow is range shooting (pistols) the dynamic deros (our team) should do better, my last shoot before i go back to work.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Carpe Jugulum
    #2509239, posted on September 27, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    This one’s for Carpe, on the subject of same sex marriage.

    One time brother in law was pussers for twenty seven years. They used to tell the new guys that “It’s all legal after forty eight hours at sea.”

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I get claustrophobic, so tomorrow will be interesting.

    Be advised that the tunnels of Cu Chi or Hoa Long are specially enlarged, and well lit, for Westerners.

  11. C.L.

    Red faces all round as Japanese president calls Penny Benny and then fails to understand that he’s a she
    Velly confusion

    LOL.

  12. max

    Interactions with the kids selling tourist trinkets on the streets of Saigon were always amusing.

    They were expert people readers.

    A lone male wandering along at night – initiate contact with exploratory offer of porno DVDs – no response. Move on to necklaces, earrings for girlfriend. Quick chat to establish interests, quirks, personality type.

    Follow up with Graham Greene novel then flourish holy pictures and statuettes.

    Finish off with chewing gum and/ or cigarettes.

  13. Fisky

    Magnificent work on reducing the refugee intake by Trump, while boosting the % of Christians. There is no possible moral or intellectual reason to oppose this. All opposition can only be based on destructive hatred or autism (in the case of the CATO Institute).

    President Trump, in just eight months in office, has succeeded in upending U.S. refugee policy, cutting by more than half the 110,000-refugee target that the Obama administration had bequeathed him and dramatically shifting the demographics of who is accepted.

    Gone is President Obama’s overwhelming focus on Muslims, and particularly on Syrians fleeing a civil war that his administration facilitated. Under Mr. Trump, the rate of Syrian refugees has been cut by more than 80 percent, and Christians have overtaken Muslims in total refugees resettled.

    “It’s impossible to escape the clear message that there’s a new sheriff in town,” said Matthew O’Brien, research director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for stricter refugee controls.

    The Trump changes have reverberated around the globe, with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees drastically cutting the number of refugee candidates it submits to the U.S.

    After recommending nearly 35,000 refugee candidates last year, the UNHCR submitted just 3,591 applications from January to July.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Memories of late nights, smoky bars, Scotch whiskey and relieving certain ladies of the odious burden of chastity…

  15. From Bolt’s post linked above by Gab:

    Statist gay marriage activist Masha Gessen at the Sydney Writers Festival in 2012 described her chaotic family relationship – three children with five parents “more or less” – and added:

    Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there. Because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change and it should change, and again, I don’t think it should exist.

    Now, Andrew, can you explain to me again why you are voting ‘Yes’?

  16. Mark A

    calli
    #2509236, posted on September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I get claustrophobic, so tomorrow will be interesting.

    Calli, trite to say it but it’s all in the mind.
    I work in mines 1 K down and have a tendency to resent the fact that there are no windows.
    But there you go.
    When in real strife I try to recall the safety of the womb, or think of the beaches of Chelsea or the freedom and wide open spaces of our family farms.
    It comes with age, never had the feeling until I turned 50.

  17. Pedro the Ignorant

    Strange thing, claustrophobia.

    Back in my younger days I worked an underground gold mine in WA for close on two years with no worries. Hard work in poor conditions, but an excellent pay packet.

    I went on an eight day break to Bali, came back to start my shift on a Tuesday morning and found I could not stand the thought of going down the mine. Tried again for another two days and then quit the job.

    More than happy to grub around in an open cut, but I have never been underground since.

  18. Natural Instinct

    Went underground for coal in QLD, NSW, USA, Poland and Czech Republic. Hard rock underground in QLD.
    But Calli those tunnels scared me – weak mudstone and getting your shoulders/bum caught and not being able to turn around, just onwards, onwards with a 3rd world standard for duty-of-care.
    And yes they are enlarged from micro to mini diameter. But not good for all Westerners.
    .
    But key point is how close they were to Saigon, and how USA could not find them or destroy them

  19. Natural Instinct

    When the girls have awards night for AWFL and Soccer, will we have the same breathless coverage:

    The NRL women exuded individual style at the Dally M in Sydney on Wednesday night in a stark difference to the AFL’s Brownlow, which is becoming more stage-managed than a suburban beauty pageant.

  20. Chris

    Carpe-san,
    Have fun. Muzzle-loaders state champs Saturday!

  21. Fisky

    Illegal immigrants costing US taxpayers over $100 billion a year net. Why do autistic libertarians support this rubbish??

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/record-135-billion-a-year-for-illegal-immigration-average-8075-each-25000-in-ny/article/2635757

  22. Infidel Tiger

    Ann Coulter @AnnCoulter

    Jared Kushner told Trump to fire Comey, hire Scaramucci & back Luther Strange. How much awful advice will Trump take?

    She’s right Donny.

  23. Fisky

    Matt Walsh‏Verified account
    @MattWalshBlog

    The United States of America is dead. We are not united in any meaningful way. We have no common principles. No culture. Nothing.

    Pretty much true. It’s just 330 million people who seem to hate each other.

  24. Fisky

    Matthew Hammer‏ @Matt_ryan18 21h21 hours ago
    More
    Matthew Hammer Retweeted Manu Raju
    GOP on Obamacare in:

    2010 “We just need the House”
    2014 “We just need the Senate”
    2016 “We just need the White House”
    2017 “We just suck”

  25. The United States of America is dead. We are not united in any meaningful way. We have no common principles. No culture. Nothing.

    When you take the ‘cult’ out of culture, and cult here is Christianity, and replace it with nothing beyond liberalism, which was always a part of Christianity but rendered a husk when clipped from the living tree, what did anyone expect?

  26. As you approach Prime, the First Hour, in Australia, this repost at Rorati Caeli seems apposite. The prose is quite beautiful:

    Matins is the hour of the dead of night. Those who sing the divine office of Matins stand like sentinels on the walls of the Church, repelling the diabolical incursions. Lauds is the hour of vanquished darkness and the return of dawn; it is the hour of victory and relief. Yet the thin shadows are still seen in Lauds, though fleeing; nor has man yet forgotten the passivity and endurance of the night, nor resumed his proper place as master of the world.

    Prime is the first hour of true day. The sun now holds the heavens, undisputed. He has made all things new. Man also is himself again, ready to choose and act, not only to endure. It is that first hour, so a mediaeval writer tells us, when the Householder first goes out to call who will to labour for the Penny, the one thing needful, the image of the King.

    RTWT.

  27. Tom

    The AFL grand final is brought to you by Islamic State:

    BOLLARDS will be installed along the route of Friday’s Grand Final parade and along thoroughfares to the MCG in a bid to thwart rogue vehicular attacks like those seen in Europe this year.

    Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police will be out in force as part of an all-out effort to protect footy fans over the weekend.

    More than 1000 uniformed and plainclothes police will be on the streets. And analysts will be studying footage from new CCTV cameras.

    Police will also have high-level tactical response officers on standby, ready to respond to any terrorist attack.

  28. cynical1

    Now, Andrew, can you explain to me again why you are voting ‘Yes’?

    Cos sis is a lezzie…

  29. Tom

    The Ten Network’s decision to ape Their ABC is working out well:

    MELBOURNE Ten Network viewers could have to make do with nightly news broadcasts from Sydney under a secret cost-cutting plan handed to American broadcaster CBS.

    As well as a gutting of Victorian newsrooms, locally produced shows such as Family Feud would also move to the Harbour City.

    The five-year plan, formulated as Ten was going under in July this year and obtained by the Herald Sun, reveals a savage 15 per cent cut to staff numbers nationally — mostly from the ranks of journalists and production staff.

    This equates to 115 full-time staff nationwide. Many of these are from Melbourne, which looks to bear many of the cuts as it becomes a poor cousin to Sydney’s operations.

    If there were no ABC tanking the market, there would be no Australian template for how to send a commercial network broke.

  30. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    They’ll still be around, just shape shifting. Same military manual.

    IS’s focus will change from holding on to territory to revenge. Hold on to your hats it’s going to get ugly.

  31. Pretty much true. It’s just 330 million people who seem to hate each other.

    Thank you, Demrats. Lincoln was right.

  32. Herodotus

    Thanks Tom – Garrison does it again!

  33. rickw

    The AFL grand final is brought to you by Islamic State:

    Remember the days when the worst they could expect was a drunken yobbo?

  34. Herodotus

    Lincoln was right to quote Jesus. The original remains true and there are plenty of ordinary folk in the USA who know their bible.
    “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself.”

  35. BOLLARDS will be installed along the route of Friday’s Grand Final parade and along thoroughfares to the MCG in a bid to thwart rogue vehicular attacks like those seen in Europe this year.

    It’s the rogue vehicles!

    Same drivers as last time, I presume.

  36. Mother Lode

    Can beagles get humanVD, STD, STI?

    They will have the same rights as their human partners.

    Anything else would be discrimination.

  37. Fergus

    If those black American multi-millionaires had stayed in Africa, what would they be today? The slaughtered or the slaughterers?
    And those ultra rich “owners”, are they paying a decent wage to their house cleaners, nannies and drivers?

  38. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Jeremy Corbyn wants to tax robots and their greedy overlords
    Benefits of automation cannot be left to money-grabbing bosses, says Labour leader.

  39. Baldrick

    BOLLARDS will be installed along the route of Friday’s Grand Final parade and along thoroughfares to the MCG in a bid to thwart rogue vehicular attacks

    And here was me keeping an eye on my fridge when the real bastard was sitting in the garage all along.

  40. John Constantine

    Their sky news gushing as windmill blades arrive in Queensland from america, to be used as queenslands biggest windmill rort is built.

    Their abc mock saint barnaby as he announces that it is the greens bat-poo crazy ideas that have caused the electricity debacle.

    Poor old barnaby is not allowed to mention that the turnbullites have enabled every one of the greens bat-poo crazy ideas, and hasn’t mentioned how woeful and inept the black-hand turnbullites are, that they can only come up with demand destruction as a solution.

  41. Tel

    And here was me keeping an eye on my fridge when the real bastard was sitting in the garage all along.

    A refrigerator truck would probably be the most dangerous device ever invented.

  42. John Constantine

    The owners of liddel, the racist coal power station, have mentioned that even if the government demands liddel keeps running, it would be unfortunate if something happened to the old plant that meant government occupational health and safety regulations, or government compliance or lawfare based on government legislation caused it to shut anyway.

  43. John Constantine

    Their ticky on sky describes yarragrad as a ‘Mendicant State’

    Purge the Unsound, Comrades.

  44. Bruce of Newcastle

    H/t to Tony Heller here is a fine video of what a hurricane does to wind turbines. Ouch!

  45. Fergus

    Read the quote under Tactics in this article about Black bloc. Antifa?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_bloc

  46. Boambee John

    Fisky
    #2509276, posted on September 28, 2017 at 1:14 am
    Matt Walsh‏Verified account
    @MattWalshBlog

    The United States of America is dead. We are not united in any meaningful way. We have no common principles. No culture. Nothing.

    Time for a Blue/Red partition?

    Getting close to that here also.

  47. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    To infinite poverty and beyond!
    Jeremy Corbyn: We are the political mainstream now

    In what at times had the air of a victory rally, the Labour leader said they were a “government-in-waiting”.
    He promised rent controls, attacked “forced gentrification” and said only Labour could unite the UK after Brexit.

  48. srr

    The Young Turks Cover The Church Shooting In Tennessee
    Atheism-is-Unstoppable

  49. Fergus

    Just replacing one religion for another, even have their own “priests”.

  50. Nick

    More than 1000 uniformed and plainclothes police will be on the streets. And analysts will be studying footage from new CCTV cameras.

    Who will be considered by the cops as the most suspicious?
    A: someone calling a player a ‘fag’
    B: a man yelling Allan’s Snackbar?

  51. feelthebern

    The UN has just allowed the Palestinian Authority into Interpol.
    This is a monumental fuck up.
    Talk about letting the fox into the henhouse.

  52. C.L.

    Breaking: hero Port Arthur massacre parish priest assaulted in Queen St Mall by Yesser …

    ‘You f***ing No voter’: Priest SPAT at in the street.

    A [Catholic] priest claims he was spat at and called a ‘f**king no voter’ while walking in the street just because he was wearing his collar.
    Father Morgan Batt said he was walking along Queen Street Mall in Brisbane on Wednesday when he was stopped.
    He took to Facebook to express his disappointment at the treatment he received.
    ‘I was stopped – spat at – and called a ‘f***king no voter,’ he wrote.
    ‘Smile and move on was all I could do. Let’s pray for healing. Australia this really not us.’

  53. Geriatric Mayfly

    One of Tony Abbott’s senior colleagues has hit back at his criticism of American rapper Macklemore singing a gay anthem at the NRL grand final. Attorney-General George Brandis says Same Love is one of the singer’s chart-topping songs and popular artists regularly sing at sporting finals.

    This roly-poly slug now boasting his ear for music. He does not strike me as either refined or cultured.

  54. val majkus

    thanks Zulu for the Kris Kristofferson vid; love him … and others.
    Off to pony camp this morning; nice cloudy morning so heat’s off

  55. C.L.

    The turd who banned free speech re marriage attacks Abbott:

    One of Tony Abbott’s senior colleagues has hit back at his criticism of American rapper Macklemore singing a gay anthem at the NRL grand final.

    Attorney-General George Brandis says Same Love is one of the singer’s chart-topping songs and popular artists regularly sing at sporting finals.

    “For Mr Abbott and anyone else to say that it should be banned I think is a bizarre thing to say. I thought Mr Abbott believed in freedom of speech,” he told ABC TV on Thursday.

  56. Snoopy

    How many sporting finals has Brandis watched? Are bathhouse saunas equipped with televisions?

  57. Mister Rabbit is inside George’s head, nibbling away at a rotting lettuce leaf of a brain.

  58. C.L.

    Macklemore tells US audience he’s singing at NRL grand final to attack white people:

    “I’m actually going to Australia to perform at, kind of, the Superbowl of their Rugby League,” he told hosts J Cruz, Krystal B and Jeff Garcia.

    “It’s interesting because I am playing Same Love, and they are going through, right now, trying to legalise same sex marriage.

    “I’m getting a lot of tweets from angry old white dudes in Australia. I think there is a petition today to ban me from playing”

    This prompted one of the hosts to chip in that he should go harder.

    “Imma go harder, Imma love,” Macklemore responded.

  59. John Constantine

    Their morro on sky, begging their media to let him implement paul keating’s taxation agenda.

  60. Geriatric Mayfly

    “I’m getting a lot of tweets from angry old white dudes in Australia. I think there is a petition today to ban me from playing”This prompted one of the hosts to chip in that he should go harder.“Imma go harder, Imma love,” Macklemore responded.

    This should warm the hearts of many in the Members’ Stand.

  61. stackja

    ‘Mermaid’ banned from Bromsgrove swimming pool over health and safety fears
    Leia Trigger, who goes by the name Mermaid Aries, had previously worn her costume to explore the water in the guise of “a mythical, amazing, graceful creature” at the swimming pool in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
    However, the management has now put a stop to the 18-year-old’s aquatic exploits, citing health and safety reasons.

    “It’s mainly the health and safety risk, because the legs are bound together and they worried that I might get into trouble in the water or that I might end up hitting somebody,” she said.

  62. srr

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M7gKZqgHn4

    4chan able to solve things world governments and scientists cannot
    Vee

  63. John Constantine

    The fintech revolution for the financial sector is praised by morro, but we all know that the crony ‘too big to fail’ established oligopoly will crush the upstarts, and our economy will embrace [at gunpoint] the fintech offerings only of the existing corruptocrats.

  64. John Constantine

    China beating Australia in fintech says morro.

    [not mentioning the theft of intellectual property and patents and copyrights.]

  65. srr

    😆

    incoherent rambler
    #2509351, posted on September 28, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Mister Rabbit is inside George’s head, nibbling away at a rotting lettuce leaf of a brain.

    Archer- Bunny and Lettuce (Funny)

  66. stackja

    Fergus
    #2509334, posted on September 28, 2017 at 7:34 am

    “Crystal Night” comes to mind.

  67. Tel

    “It’s interesting because I am playing Same Love, and they are going through, right now, trying to legalise same sex marriage.

    Because socialists celebrate diversity by stamping foot and insisting that everyone is exactly the same.

    MUST BE SAMENESS!!! Waaaaaa!!!!

  68. feelthebern

    George Brandis moves up the leader board.
    He his now #1 knob in the government, taking over from Chrissy Pyne.
    Malturd rounds out the top 3.

  69. C.L.

    Note that turd Brandis – who banned free speech by legislation, to be enforced by the police and used at his sole discretion – is trying to trick people into thinking Abbott is opposing “free speech” by petitioning a private body to make other arrangements at the Grand Final.

  70. feelthebern

    Brandis will take a book of Australian poetry to the Grand Final, Bob Carr style.

  71. stackja

    C.L.
    #2509345, posted on September 28, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Brisbane priest Father Morgan Batt says he was “spat at” in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall
    Clare Armstrong, Matthew Killoran, The Courier-Mail
    September 28, 2017 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    A BRISBANE priest says he was “spat at” in broad daylight yesterday for voting no in the same sex marriage postal ­survey.

    Father Morgan Batt, who works at the Brisbane Archdiocese, said the incident occurred as he was walking up the Queen St Mall in the city’s CBD yesterday.

    “I was stopped, spat at, and called a ‘f—ing no voter’,” he wrote on Facebook late on Wednesday night.

    Fr Batt said he was wearing his “priestly attire” at the time.

    “Smile and move on was all I could do,” he wrote. “Let’s pray for healing. Australia this is really not us.”

    A Queensland police spokeswoman could not confirm last night whether Fr Batt had made an official complaint following the incident.

    Fr Batt was a young parish priest in Port Arthur at the time of the massacre in 1996.

    In his current role Fr Batt works with young men in the Brisbane archdiocese who are considering the priesthood.

  72. candy

    Just curious but is George Brandis gay?

    He and Chris Pyne seem tremendously interested in getting SSM through.

    It seems very personal to them. That’s okay and all, but why not just come out of that closet, like Tim Wilson. It helps you understand their policies/motivation better, all above board.

  73. feelthebern

    CL, have the people who unfurled the “Burn Churches” banner been charged yet?

  74. notafan

    See the Cowboys got booed for taking a knee.

    Next time folks just stay home.

  75. Geriatric Mayfly

    Brandis will take a book of Australian poetry to the Grand Final, Bob Carr style.

    Is Test Pattern’s doggerel now in published form?

  76. srr

    Someone told me that all of ARCHER Season 9 is out, but I can’t even find it to buy.
    Any cats know anything of it?

  77. Snoopy

    Brandis is married. To a woman. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Yet.

  78. Rabz

    So some whining american poof is going to be screeching about homo hoedowns at the NRL grand final. The sport of gladiators like Artie Beetson, Tommy Ridiculous, Bozo Fulton and Goose George Meninga.

    Quite frankly I hope the illiterate li’l queen suffers the same “technical difficulties” as poor ol’ Billy Idol did.

    Why are these so called administrators allowed to repeatedly insult their code’s key demographic?

    Presumably because they can – and they enjoy it.

  79. srr

    feelthebern
    #2509373, posted on September 28, 2017 at 8:38 am

    CL, have the people who unfurled the “Burn Churches” banner been charged yet?

    Ha! As if!

    THE Message is to STFU about Christian Churches and the Christians inside them being attacked by Anti-Christs with impunity.

  80. Rabz

    Brandis will take a book of Australian poetry to the Grand Final

    And ask the sucker nearest to him at about fifteen minutes into the game – “so have they started yet?”.

  81. feelthebern

    A breach of the new Brandis laws was committed on national TV and no action was taken?
    Why fucking not?
    Brandis will go down in history as the worst member of the Abbott-Turnbull-Bishop (lol – please make the circus complete) government.

  82. lotocoti

    Any cats know anything of it?

    Only up to Archer 8 on one of those sites not yet banned.

  83. feelthebern

    Brandis strikes me as the kind of chap who has some weird proclivities.
    Like storing all of his own urine in jars & wearing tissue boxes on his feet.

  84. jupes

    So some whining american poof is going to be screeching about homo hoedowns at the NRL grand final. The sport of gladiators like Artie Beetson, Tommy Ridiculous, Bozo Fulton and Goose George Meninga.

    Let’s just hope he gets roundly booed.

  85. feelthebern

    Chicken George Meninga, jupes.

  86. Tom

    Brandis is a perfect incarnation of everything I loathe about Trumble’s unelectable rabble — a lying two-faced closet Green.

  87. Rabz

    jupes – I’d prefer the Billy Idol “solution” and extremely raucous booing.

    Then the smug li’l cockhead might get the message.

    BTW – has anyone see any pictures of mackelbore? He’s got a more punchable face than Astro Labia.

  88. Rabz

    Chicken George Meninga, jupes

    He was christened “Goose George” by the greatest callers of game, Roy and HG.

  89. srr

    lotocoti
    #2509387, posted on September 28, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Any cats know anything of it?

    Only up to Archer 8 on one of those sites not yet banned.

    Ta, and yeah, Putlocker became a mess of trouble after the bannings; but it was a quick msg from a friend o/s who has put me through some legal site before, that I can’t recall now, but I’m starting to suspect they only saw the click bait searches claiming 9 was all out now, only to try to sell you other old crap.

    Anyway, for those who don’t understand ARCHER fans keenness, you could simply break it down to being,
    The Last Remaining Kingdom of Free Speech (sorry South Park, but you’re a province by comparison) –

    SUPERCUT: Sterling Archer’s Best One-Liners (Extended Version)
    UPROXX

  90. Shy Ted

    Benny Wong. Couldn’t sleep last night for laughing.

  91. Rabz

    Interesting piece in the Oz on the latest 18c debacle, involving various Oz journos and a crazed asian bint.

    No comments allowed, of course.

  92. lotocoti

    Why are these so called administrators allowed to repeatedly insult their code’s key demographic?

    Mind you, Lola would get the crowd to their feet.
    But only because everyone in the code and the demographic would probably know someone who pulled early, only to return shaken, with a tale of horror.

  93. Geriatric Mayfly

    Besides the free air travel and accommodation etc, I wonder how much this parvenu is being paid to gargle up a few bars of disjointed noise.

  94. srr

    The Disability Bureaucracy Wants Your Soul
    Jordan B Peterson
    Sep 27, 2017
    This video is primarily centered upon an interview with Dr. Carmen Branje, a very brave and forthright adjunct professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He was asked (required) to provide 8 hours for a student who requested “accommodation” for an exam whose duration was, for all other students, one hour. He refused, as he believed it would compromise not only his but the university’s academic integrity, and chose instead to suffer the consequences (which will include whatever occurs because of this video).

    I have also included a clip from the movie The Little Mermaid, which I think very accurately depicts the Freudian Oedipal monstrosity that is being perpetrated upon the young people in our culture, a short story by Kurt Vonnegut, two relevant newspaper columns (one by Dr. Bruce Pardy of Queen’s University, who testified along with me and the lawyer Jared Brown against Bill C16 at the Canadian Senate, to little avail; the other by the columnist Margaret Wente), the letter sent by the Ryerson administration to Dr. Branje, and a closing statement taken from Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra, which demonstrates the great philosopher’s uncanny ability to both see the future and to diagnose its inevitable and perhaps fatal pathology.

    The posting of this video also marks the one-year anniversary of the video that landed me in what might be called, in an understated manner, hot water: Fear and the Law (http://bit.ly/2wX9vUY). I don’t think things have improved since then, although the opposition to the nihilist postmodern neoMarxists and their absolutely poisonous and soul-destroying doctrine has, thankfully, grown.

  95. Marcus

    The turd who banned free speech re marriage attacks Abbott:
    One of Tony Abbott’s senior colleagues has hit back at his criticism of American rapper Macklemore singing a gay anthem at the NRL grand final.
    Attorney-General George Brandis says Same Love is one of the singer’s chart-topping songs and popular artists regularly sing at sporting finals.
    “For Mr Abbott and anyone else to say that it should be banned I think is a bizarre thing to say. I thought Mr Abbott believed in freedom of speech,” he told ABC TV on Thursday.

    Well, that just goes to prove it. Brandis doesn’t understand the concept of free speech and never did.

    To help him out on the off chance he or someone close to him reads this, just criticising someone’s setlist and saying it might be inappropriate in a given environment does not mean you’re denying someone the right to their freedom of speech. It really isn’t that hard.

  96. John Constantine

    Their George Brandi’s may not like free speech, but it Luvs the smell of napalm in the morning.

  97. stackja

    Marcus
    #2509405, posted on September 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

    ABC TV doesn’t understand the concept of free speech and never did.

  98. C.L.

    By the way, in addition to being the hero parish priest at Port Arthur (who attended and ministered at the scene), Fr Batt is a veteran army chaplain; he is also a gifted mountaineer who climbed Everest (saying Mass at the summit). He had a serious girlfriend but told her he wanted to be a priest to love everyone.

    http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/01/28/3933210.htm

    That’s the man who was spat upon by a Yes campaigner in the Mall.

  99. Snoopy

    Last night’s 7.30 on ABC was, unexpectedly, propaganda dressed up as truth seeking. In an effort to establish whether defacto gay couples suffer discrimination as argued by the Yessers and denied by No case supporters, the ABC showcased two gay couples.

    Greg and Joe, in a relationship for 11 years, claimed. in not so few words, that Greg’s superannuation fund would not allow him to nominate Joe as the beneficiary. Unhelpfully, Greg and Joe apparently didn’t think it necessary to reveal the name of their superannuation fund which was allegedly acting unlawfully. Presumably they did so for reasons of privacy. Sharing with an ABC audience that they are homosexuals is one thing, revealing the name of a super fund is a step too far.

    The second couple was Mel and Tony who had been in a relationship for 21 years. Sadly, Mel died last year. “Toni’s trauma of being suddenly widowed was compounded when she received Mel’s death certificate”. Toni was not listed as Mel’s spouse, but merely as the informant. Instead, the husband Mel never divorced was listed as the spouse. Disgraceful.

    These shocking examples of discrimination caused Hannah Robert from La Trobe University Law School to declare, “I see this bandied about, ‘you’re already equal’. And you know technically in many areas there is that technical equality. But when it comes to accessing your rights, that’s not necessarily the case.”

    So there. When it comes to discrimination, the letter of the law doesn’t trump mah feelz. But an amendment to the law will fix this.

  100. Nick

    Remember when terrorism would never change us?

    Richmond president Peggy O’Neal reminded the club’s supporters that parking wasn’t available at Punt Road and said they should check the club’s website for other information.

    “If there’s a lockout, there’s a lockout … we have to give precedence to security [issues] and the safety of the people coming in and those sorts of things,”O’Neal said.

  101. Snoopy

    Rabz
    #2509394, posted on September 28, 2017 at 8:57 am
    Chicken George Meninga, jupes

    He was christened “Goose George” by the greatest callers of game, Roy and HG.

    That’s some butthurt you cockroaches are carrying.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That’s the man who was spat upon by a Yes campaigner in the Mall.

    Stand by for another transgender teenager to be assaulted.

  103. srr

    Marcus
    #2509405, posted on September 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

    The turd who banned free speech re marriage attacks Abbott:

    One of Tony Abbott’s senior colleagues has hit back at his criticism of American rapper Macklemore singing a gay anthem at the NRL grand final.
    Attorney-General George Brandis says Same Love is one of the singer’s chart-topping songs and popular artists regularly sing at sporting finals.
    “For Mr Abbott and anyone else to say that it should be banned I think is a bizarre thing to say. I thought Mr Abbott believed in freedom of speech,” he told ABC TV on Thursday.

    Well, that just goes to prove it. Brandis doesn’t understand the concept of free speech and never did.

    To help him out on the off chance he or someone close to him reads this, just criticising someone’s setlist and saying it might be inappropriate in a given environment does not mean you’re denying someone the right to their freedom of speech. It really isn’t that hard.

    Oh I have no doubt that Brandis and rest of them fully understand what they are doing …. 👿 –

    This is the Kurt Vonnegut Jr. short story Jordan Peterson is reading in his video,
    “The Disability Bureaucracy Wants Your Soul”

    HARRISON BERGERON

    by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

    Some things about living still weren’t quite right, though. April for instance, still drove people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron’s fourteen-year-old son, Harrison, away.

    It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn’t think about it very hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn’t think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.

    George and Hazel were watching television. There were tears on Hazel’s cheeks, but she’d forgotten for the moment what they were about.

    On the television screen were ballerinas.

    A buzzer sounded in George’s head. His thoughts fled in panic, like bandits from a burglar alarm.

    “That was a real pretty dance, that dance they just did,” said Hazel.

    “Huh” said George.

    “That dance-it was nice,” said Hazel.

    “Yup,” said George. He tried to think a little about the ballerinas. They weren’t really very good-no better than anybody else would have been, anyway. They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked, so that no one, seeing a free and graceful gesture or a pretty face, would feel like something the cat drug in. George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn’t be handicapped. But he didn’t get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts.

    George winced. So did two out of the eight ballerinas.

    Hazel saw him wince. Having no mental handicap herself, she had to ask George what the latest sound had been.

    “Sounded like somebody hitting a milk bottle with a ball peen hammer,” said George.

    “I’d think it would be real interesting, hearing all the different sounds,” said Hazel a little envious. “All the things they think up.”

    “Um,” said George.

    “Only, if I was Handicapper General, you know what I would do?” said Hazel. Hazel, as a matter of fact, bore a strong resemblance to the Handicapper General, a woman named Diana Moon Glampers. “If I was Diana Moon Glampers,” said Hazel, “I’d have chimes on Sunday-just chimes. Kind of in honor of religion.”

    “I could think, if it was just chimes,” said George.

    “Well-maybe make ’em real loud,” said Hazel. “I think I’d make a good Handicapper General.”

    “Good as anybody else,” said George.

    “Who knows better than I do what normal is?” said Hazel.

    “Right,” said George. He began to think glimmeringly about his abnormal son who was now in jail, about Harrison, but a twenty-one-gun salute in his head stopped that.

    “Boy!” said Hazel, “that was a doozy, wasn’t it?”

    It was such a doozy that George was white and trembling, and tears stood on the rims of his red eyes. Two of of the eight ballerinas had collapsed to the studio floor, were holding their temples.

    “All of a sudden you look so tired,” said Hazel. “Why don’t you stretch out on the sofa, so’s you can rest your handicap bag on the pillows, honeybunch.” She was referring to the forty-seven pounds of birdshot in a canvas bag, which was padlocked around George’s neck. “Go on and rest the bag for a little while,” she said. “I don’t care if you’re not equal to me for a while.”

    George weighed the bag with his hands. “I don’t mind it,” he said. “I don’t notice it any more. It’s just a part of me.”

    “You been so tired lately-kind of wore out,” said Hazel. “If there was just some way we could make a little hole in the bottom of the bag, and just take out a few of them lead balls. Just a few.”

    “Two years in prison and two thousand dollars fine for every ball I took out,” said George. “I don’t call that a bargain.”

    “If you could just take a few out when you came home from work,” said Hazel. “I mean-you don’t compete with anybody around here. You just sit around.”

    “If I tried to get away with it,” said George, “then other people’d get away with it-and pretty soon we’d be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else. You wouldn’t like that, would you?”

    “I’d hate it,” said Hazel.

    “There you are,” said George. The minute people start cheating on laws, what do you think happens to society?”

    If Hazel hadn’t been able to come up with an answer to this question, George couldn’t have supplied one. A siren was going off in his head.

    “Reckon it’d fall all apart,” said Hazel.

    “What would?” said George blankly.

    “Society,” said Hazel uncertainly. “Wasn’t that what you just said?

    “Who knows?” said George.

    The television program was suddenly interrupted for a news bulletin. It wasn’t clear at first as to what the bulletin was about, since the announcer, like all announcers, had a serious speech impediment. For about half a minute, and in a state of high excitement, the announcer tried to say, “Ladies and Gentlemen.”

    He finally gave up, handed the bulletin to a ballerina to read.

    “That’s all right-” Hazel said of the announcer, “he tried. That’s the big thing. He tried to do the best he could with what God gave him. He should get a nice raise for trying so hard.”

    “Ladies and Gentlemen,” said the ballerina, reading the bulletin. She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous. And it was easy to see that she was the strongest and most graceful of all the dancers, for her handicap bags were as big as those worn by two-hundred pound men.

    And she had to apologize at once for her voice, which was a very unfair voice for a woman to use. Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody. “Excuse me-” she said, and she began again, making her voice absolutely uncompetitive.

    “Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen,” she said in a grackle squawk, “has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous.”

    Listen to or read the whole thing –
    http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html

  104. Nick

    he is also a gifted mountaineer who climbed Everest (saying Mass at the summit). He had a serious girlfriend but told her he wanted to be a priest to love everyone.

    This is parody, right ?

  105. Atoms for Peace

    Does anyone watch the first blitherating hour of any final. The fine art of channel surfing allows one to skip in and out until the BS is out of the way and the match commences.

  106. Roger

    Unhelpfully, Greg and Joe apparently didn’t think it necessary to reveal the name of their superannuation fund which was allegedly acting unlawfully.

    Because it’s actually all the No voters who are guilty.

  107. C.L.

    Bigot Leo Schofield says all ‘artists’ must think the same way, attacks Christians and Catholics:

    Leo Schofield takes aim at Sydney Symphony Orchestra for failing to support same-sex [“]marriage[“].

    Leading arts figure Leo Schofield has lashed out at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s board for failing to support marriage equality publicly.

    In a lengthy post published on Facebook, Schofield described the board’s actions as a disgrace.

    “On Wednesday, members of the staff of the Sydney Symphony were called together to learn that the board had decided not to publicly support the YES campaign in the forthcoming national market research project masquerading as some kind of serious referendum,” Schofield wrote.

    “This is a disgrace. Every significant arts organisation in the country has nailed its colours to the mast, every arts practitioner worth his or her salt, every thinking patron, sponsor, audience member supports change.

    “The reason the board, supposedly unanimously, has opted for this course is that they don’t want to politicise music. Utter drivel. Music, even in the pursuit of change, has always been political.”

    The inaugural chairman of the SSO board who served from 1996-2000, Schofield accused the current board of cowardice.

    “In defying the palpable solidarity of the arts community and its manifold supporters, the craven directors of the SSO have, by this decision, aligned themselves with the antediluvian Catholic Archbishops of Sydney and Brisbane, the ginned-up contributors to the skewed letter pages of the Australian, the smoke-screening non-entities of the Christian right and those parliamentarians too cowardly to put the issue to a vote on the floor of the house.”

    Schofield confirms that Yessers are prepping for a war on Christianity and all ‘artists’ must be soldiers.

  108. C.L.

    This is parody, right ?

    Huh?

  109. stackja

    C.L.
    #2509429, posted on September 28, 2017 at 9:37 am
    Bigot Leo Schofield says all ‘artists’ must think the same way, attacks Christians and Catholics:

    Leo just the old same same.

  110. Pauline has dropped a few places this week.
    And newcomers work their way into the top 5.

    This weeks top enemies of the left.

    #1 Mister Rabbit
    #2 Trump
    #3 Pauline
    #4 Themselves (the left)
    #5 Catholic priests

  111. JC

    This sealed it for me. (from CL’s link)

    Dean signed the letter along with prominent writers, artists and directors including Robyn Archer, Neil Armfield, Magda Szubanski and Jacki Weaver.

    The SSO has been contacted for comment.

    The moment I saw Neil Armfield supporting the yes cause, I knew I had to vote yes.

  112. Roger

    “This is a disgrace. Every significant arts organisation in the country has nailed its colours to the mast, every arts practitioner worth his or her salt, every thinking patron, sponsor, audience member supports change.”

    Good luck to any known No artist seeking arts funding from the likes of Leo in a ss”m” future.

  113. JC

    Leo just the old same same.

    Is he still around? That’s like a blast from the past.

    Wasn’t he the Oz’s food writer in the 80s?

  114. stackja

    symphony
    Origin
    Middle English (denoting any of various instruments such as the dulcimer or the virginal): from Old French symphonie, via Latin from Greek sumphōnia, from sumphōnos ‘harmonious’, from sun- ‘together’ + phōnē ‘sound’.

  115. srr

    🙂
    JohnWickofPolitics‏ @Gingrich_of_PA 12h12 hours ago

    We’ve only just begun #MAGACoalition

    Mitch McConnell’s dreadful day
    The Senate majority leader ditched Obamacare repeal and watched a man he worked to defeat become the likely next senator from Alabama.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/27/mitch-mcconnell-obamacare-trump-alabama-243186

    https://twitter.com/Gingrich_of_PA/status/913011420366766080

  116. Arky

    He had a serious girlfriend but told her he wanted to be a priest to love everyone.

    ..
    Homo.

  117. Myrddin Seren

    Boambee John @ 7:42

    The United States of America is dead. We are not united in any meaningful way. We have no common principles. No culture. Nothing.

    Time for a Blue/Red partition?

    Getting close to that here also.

    I am trying to think of any historical precedent where societies that are so physically interwoven are so riven by identity politics – if there is much precedent for identity politics anyway ?

    The closest I can come is the Nika Riots in Byzantium, but that too really doesn’t seem to be a close analogy.

    Quoting Brendan O’Neill again:

    Here’s the danger in identity politics.

    The more we mix up the personal and the political, the more we define ourselves and our entire worldview according to what colour or sex or sexuality we are, the more we will experience every criticism of our beliefs as an attack on our very being, our personhood, our right to exist.

    If your politics are indistinguishable from your self — your biological, racial, sexual self — then every challenge to your politics will naturally look like an assault on your self, on you as an individual.

    This is why identitarians describe even measured debate about their political beliefs as “erasure” or even “violence”: because having made politics all about them and their mental wellbeing, they naturally see political disagreement as an assault on them and their mental wellbeing.

    Identity politics directly breeds thin-skinnedness and intolerance. And in green-lighting such fragile narcissism, it green-lights violence too.

    After all, if political disagreement really does threaten your very existence, if critical speech really is violence, how should you deal with it? By censoring it, or even crushing it, by any means necessary, to protect your precious self.

    So Fr Batt gets assaulted in public for no other reason than his appearance and his associated vocation. How does this not escalate further, given the inevitable trend of identity politics mentioned above ?

    And how do you pull apart otherwise interconnected societies if the resort to violence escalates ?

    ( The Left here pretty much having achieved broad Institutional Capture will deploy the power of the State to control the populated areas. America will likely be a much different kettle of fish ).

  118. candy

    Music, even in the pursuit of change, has always been political.”

    That’s an exceedingly weird thing to say. I can’t understand what he means.

  119. srr

    JohnWickofPolitics Retweeted
    Judge Roy Moore‏ @MooreSenate 19h19 hours ago
    More Judge Roy Moore Retweeted MagaCoalition

    Thank you, #MAGA Coalition!

    MagaCoalition @realmagapac
    Congratulations to Judge Roy Moore! With God’s help we’ll keep on working to #MAGA. Amen. 🙏 https://twitter.com/MooreSenate/status/912878386271449088

  120. JC

    That’s an exceedingly weird thing to say. I can’t understand what he means.

    He’s saying that everything is political. Very Leninist.

  121. Arky

    I might try that line with the missus:
    “I want to love everyone”.
    I’ll let yiz know how it goes.

  122. H B Bear

    Bugger (no pun intended) I’ve already posted mine – pic here (maybe NSFW, who knows now anyway?)

  123. Baldrick

    Last night’s 7.30 on ABC was, unexpectedly, propaganda dressed up as truth seeking. In an effort to establish whether defacto gay couples suffer discrimination as argued by the Yessers and denied by No case supporters, the ABC showcased two gay couples.

    If they’d of taken a few hours out of their busy lives, they could have had their relationships formally recognised at the Births, Deaths and Marriages office and saved themselves a lot of unnecessary virtue signalling.

  124. stackja

    Arky
    #2509446, posted on September 28, 2017 at 9:52 am
    I might try that line with the missus:
    “I want to love everyone”.
    I’ll let yiz know how it goes.

    Ephesians 5:25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church.

  125. srr

    Bannon: Moore Victory Part of ‘Populist Nationalist Conservative Revolt’
    Against Globalist Elites Who Treat Working Class as ‘Commodity’

    GORKA: ‘REVOLUTIONARY MOMENT IN AMERICAN POLITICS’…

    …LIMBAUGH: BREITBART, VOTERS IN ALABAMA ‘HAD TRUMP’S BACK’…

    All that and more at Breitbart.

  126. C.L.

    I’m sure your wife wouldn’t interpret a desire to “love” everybody as being a plausible intention to have sex with everybody, Arky. Stop being an idiot.

  127. Delta A

    I’ll let yiz know how it goes.

    And let us know what hospital you’re in so we can visit you.

  128. C.L.

    I got that part of the story slightly wrong:

    Father Morgan Batt, on life, love and fitness.

    This week he’s visited Mount Isa to attend a Bishop’s dinner and to talk to students.
    He also found time to talk with ABC’s Karyn Wilson about some of his achievements, experiences and philosophy on life.
    Father Morgan started off his working career as a clerk in the Queensland Government; he also worked as a cocktail barman and a silver service waiter; then as a chainman-surveyor for the mines before moving on to work with youth on the streets on the Gold Coast.
    “One day I said to my girl-friend; ‘I think I’m going to be a priest’, and she said ‘That’d be bloody good’.
    “And I said ‘Why?’ and she said, ‘ think you have too much love for one person, you may as well love everyone, you’d make a good priest’,” he explained.
    He entered the seminary in 1985 and was ordained a priest in November 1991.
    Later in the 1990s he was working in Tasmania and was the Parish Priest for Port Arthur when the massacre occurred in 1996.
    “My whole first communion class was executed that day; I lost a few parishioners and it was a pretty tough time.”
    Since then, Father Batt has worked as a priest in the army and has also climbed Mount Everest.
    In the attached audio, he’s talking to Karyn about his experiences in Port Arthur; working with young people in the Army and about celebrating mass on the top of Mount Everest.

  129. Geriatric Mayfly

    HB Bear. Imagine there will lots of tasteful artwork on the ballot papers. In the voting booth, time is of the essence, and only 3 jewels can be sketched in a quick act of symbolism. I would love to see some of master works that creativity, time and labour dish up in this plebiscite.

  130. H B Bear

    If there was any Conservatives left in the Lieboral Party, an interesting question for Googles G in Senate Estimates might be the amount of broadcast time to the Yes/No cases in the homo marriage survey, particularly in the light of the memo issued by management at the start of the survey period.

  131. Baldrick

    “For Mr Abbott and anyone else to say that it should be banned I think is a bizarre thing to say. I thought Mr Abbott believed in freedom of speech,” George Brandis.

    If Macklemore gets a resounding boo, I hope George doesn’t think that too bizarre.

  132. cohenite

    Seagal, looking very spiffy, slams, whatever the fuck that means, the over-privileged black dickheads who kneel during the anthem:

    http://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/celebrity/steven-seagal-slams-nfl-players-who-kneel-during-national-anthem/ar-AAswYL3?li=AAavLaF&ocid=ientp

    It’s reported by the NYT so they have a shot at Seagal; typical gutless lefties.

  133. Geriatric Mayfly

    an interesting question for Googles G in Senate Estimates might be the amount of broadcast time to the Yes/No cases in the homo marriage survey, particularly in the light of the memo issued by management at the start of the survey period.

    And the diversity. Do forget the diversity. Goggles is overwrought with anxiety that there isn’t enough diversity.

  134. Myrddin Seren

    With the German elections out of the way, of course:

    Europe Will Take 50,000 Migrants Directly From Africa To Deter Deadly Sea Crossing

    European Union leaders unveiled a plan Wednesday to directly accept at least 50,000 migrants from North Africa and the Middle East, a move that officials say will discourage immigrants from attempting a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.

    I don’t think the word ‘discourage’ means what the Eurocrats think it means ?

    Nor about 200 million other wannabe New Europeans think it means either.

  135. srr

    How many of The Enemy do Canberra/UN tools (and it’s minions scattered through every State and stinking local councils), have to ally with for Our Single Largest Investor Nation to decide we are no longer safe, and we join their Trade and Travel Restriction List –

    Clueless Liberals Wonder Why Chad Included on Travel Restriction List…
    Posted on September 27, 2017 by sundance

    Everything eventually comes full circle. The dissonance within this tweet* and subsequent article* is a story unto itself. Obviously six years ago when Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Samantha Power and President Obama were destroying Libya the progressive movement needed to stick their head in the sand regarding predictable future consequences.

    The Obama/Clinton short-sighted Libya fiasco created situation where regional extremists became well armed, and now the Obama/Clinton supporters are wondering why?

    https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/chad-tweet.jpg

    Let’s take a little trip down memory lane…*

    Several years ago we wrote about how those massive stores of former terror armament looted from the Gadhaffi caches was going to be a major -yet unreported- story. We’re not talking about a few pounds of yellow-cake, or a few Man-Pads. No, we’re talking about 20,000+ shoulder fired SAAMs, Stinger Missiles*, hundreds of Man-Pads and thousands of canisters of mustard gas and serin componentry.

    The story everyone sealed up in the too-big-to-scale* files of military FUBAR.

    Yeah, that story*.

    *Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/09/27/clueless-liberals-wonder-why-chad-included-on-travel-restriction-list/

  136. Myrddin Seren

    With real headlines like this, parody is dead:

    Chelsea Manning Inspired Communist West Point Graduate To Infiltrate The Military

    “I’m currently an infantry officer at Ft. Drum, NY assigned to the same brigade that she was while enlisted,” Rapone wrote in a post. “Every single day I think of the contradictions of being a communist while in this organization, and her courage and tenacity gives me strength to continue the long march through the institutions.”

    The “long march” comment refers to a strategy of institutional infiltration and subversion coined by student activist Rudi Dutschke but originally developed by Antonio Gramsci, a Marxist thinker whose thought developed in the wake of the failure of economic determinism to bring about a revolution.

    From his Reddit post and Twitter history, it seems clear Rapone was a dedicated communist and posted about developing a new manual on guerrilla warfare, presumably for use in the U.S.

    10th Mountain Division is a respected unit. What bad juju they stirred up to deserve two total traitorous f-wits in their ranks beggars belief.

  137. calli

    Every significant arts organisation in the country has nailed its colours to the mast, every arts practitioner worth his or her salt, every thinking patron, sponsor, audience member supports change.

    Liar.

  138. Motelier

    As you know, MrsM and I spent June road tripping around the Mid West, and West of the USA.

    I said then it was starting to boom economically and the tax cuts are now being put in place.

    I don’t think any Australian politician would understand.

    I should have claimed political asylum when I was there because I am governed by idiots.

  139. Snoopy

    And so it begins.

    Allan Jones, CEO of Hardwick Clothing and Check Into Cash payday loan company, announced on Tuesday he is through with sponsoring the wardrobes and advertising on the NFL.

    Hardwick Clothing is America’s oldest suit maker.

    All eyes are on Anheuser Busch.

  140. Joe

    Every significant arts organisation in the country has nailed its colours to the mast, every arts practitioner worth his or her salt, every thinking patron, sponsor, audience member supports change.

    Excellent! De-fund the lot.

  141. Dr Faustus

    Shorten, in the barrel, sucking vigorously:

    Mr Shorten said the blame lay solely with North Korea and urged the global community to put unified pressure on the regime so it stops its missile tests and nuclear development program.

    “I get asked on a regular basis about President Trump’s language. I’ve just got to make clear, the language is not the key issue,” Mr Shorten said in Japan.

    Sure you do, Bill.
    But the Donald has still never heard of you…

  142. Mr Shorten […] in Japan.

    Will we see a targeted strike by the Norks?

    [crosses fingers]

  143. calli

    I presume “significant” and “worth his or her salt” is Schofield shorthand for “recievers of public funding”. In UpsideDownWorld only crummy artists can survive on their own earnings. The good and the great must be recognised by the taxpayer.

    As for “thinking” patrons, how can this idiot presume to know what they think? Don’t answer. Anything other than lockstep Schofieldism is ThoughtCrime.

  144. Shy Ted

    Their ABC tells us there’ll be record temperatures in Queensland today. Luckily this bit of global warming will only last for 3 days but it’s proof I tells ya.

  145. Mother Lode

    Why are these so called administrators allowed to repeatedly insult their code’s key demographic?

    Presumably because they can – and they enjoy it.

    Because the key demographic just takes it – and keeps handing over their money – and yet afterwards the administrators can hang out with the elites at cocktail parties quaint little dos at some of our grandest locations.

    Like everything progressives touch turns to shit because they have on love if it – it is just an instrument to be turned to their purpose.

  146. calli

    Greetings from Saigon. Question for the Day – why are Australian tourists so repulsive? I have a foul mouthed big bellied baby-boomer bogan sitting behind me in the breakfast room holding forth. Cringe.

    Please, please let him not be in my tour group.

  147. Motelier

    I just had a LOOK as Sen Brandis’ twitter account.

    He has been very very quiet since Feb 25 this year.

  148. Pivot

    lotocoti
    #2509387, posted on September 28, 2017 at 8:50 am
    Any cats know anything of it?

    Only up to Archer 8 on one of those sites not yet banned.

    Phenomenal share lotocoti cheers

  149. Motelier

    callie

    I understand the tour “group” appeal, well I think I do, but bogans like that spoil it for everyone.

    You better change the accent to UnZud.

  150. Snoopy

    Why are these so called administrators allowed to repeatedly insult their code’s key demographic?

    Why do they act as owners when they’re nothing of the sort?

  151. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Question for the Day – why are Australian tourists so repulsive?

    A good question, calli. I’ve been known to claim South African origin…

  152. Motelier

    opps. callie = calli

    😏

  153. C.L.

    That self-described communist agent who graduated from West Point had the makings of a great undercover revolutionary before he – you know – posted photographs identifying himself as a communist, wearing a Che Guevara undershirt.

    I’m guessing Señor Rapone was an affirmative action student.

  154. Arky

    Delta A
    #2509455, posted on September 28, 2017 at 9:58 am
    I’ll let yiz know how it goes.

    And let us know what hospital you’re in so we can visit you.

    ..
    Delta gets me.
    You are a superior human with impecable humour, Delta.
    Now shush.

  155. Top Ender

    Thanks for the story Srr – very good!

  156. Mother Lode

    Brandis really doesn’t understand free speech, does he?

  157. Arky

    But seriously CL, can you explain the utility of the celibacy thing to me.
    Does it really make any positive difference?
    Seems like a heck of a sacrifice to ask.
    What is it based upon?

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Question for the Day – why are Australian tourists so repulsive?

    Visiting Gallipoli a few years ago, one bogan made himself quite obnoxious to the British on the tour “Our blokes shot down at the Nek, while your mob sat on the beach at Suvla Bay, drinking tea..” He got a quick lesson in military history “The attack on the Nek was nothing to do with the landings at Suvla Bay” and the other Aussies on the tour shouted the English contingent lunch, by way of apology.

    Funny, he was the only Aussie on the tour who wasn’t an ex – serviceman….

  159. Farmer Gez

    Aussies can make for rude tourists but sometimes the locals are worse. I’m in India with the family and find the locals are rude to the staff or anyone of lower order.
    Our family rule is to be polite at thankful to all, even if they are just angling for a bigger tip. Living in the gutter is only a step away in India.
    PS. Our coal is doing wonders for growth and industry here.

  160. Arky

    Question for the Day – why are Australian tourists so repulsive?

    ..
    Australians are always repulsive.
    But on tour you get to see them out of context, next to regular humans.
    It is jarring.

  161. Motelier

    Brandis really doesn’t understand free speech, does he?

    No he doesn’t.

    when the game is being played then the bounce of the ball and skill of the players will determine the result #gonthqld .

    However during any “entertainment” breaks I am pretty sure the bar will be turning it’s attention to bad calls, good play and more beer.

    #noNRLentertainment4me

  162. Arky

    George looks even more reptilian in drag.

  163. C.L.

    There are certain Brian Brown Australians – typically male, of course – who feel they have to ratchet up the Aussie-ness when they’re abroad, I guess.

  164. thefrolickingmole

    Ive had an interesting week.

    Food poisoning… and in true “Archer” style one of my projectile vomits was preceded by the raised index finger to signal i was otherwise engaged..
    2 evenings before i stopped to assist a bloke who had collapsed like hed been shot in Northbridge (face first onto the road at 1800), treated him for a while (with the assistance of a medical student who came along a few minutes later), prognosis when the ambos arrived was pretty bad, if I had to guess a stroke or some other brain insult. He declined from one word answers to weakly squeezing my hand when prompted and his pupils were slow to react to light.
    Sent the other half back to Vietnam for a few weeks before the bub comes.
    Oh and my fathers wife had he much loved older brother stabbed to death by his younger brother and 2 of his sons, so that has caused a lot of grief in the family. The stabber and his sons will go to jail for 20 years now, and apparently if you die early in prison they dont release the body until the sentence is up.

    Not the most spiffing of weeks.

  165. Myrddin Seren

    and apparently if you die early in prison they dont release the body until the sentence is up.

    Wouldn’t want to be sharing that cell, Dude !

  166. Bill Thompson

    Black Lives Matter – but only if they’re killed by cops, apparently. The WaPo reports that in the US in 2016, a total of 233 black men were fatally shot by police officers – I don’t know how many, if any, of the relevant police officers were black, themselves, however, this is in a country of 320 million people, so 233 fatalities, though regrettable, represent two thirds of five eighths of bugger-all & 71% of those shot were armed themselves. Also bear in mind that in Chicago alone, in 2016, there were 720 people shot & killed – 78% of the victims were black, plus a further 17% being Hispanic. (that leaves about 5% “white” or “other”) The assailants in most cases were identified as, or were believed to be, black or Hispanic gang members. But the NFL fatcat protesters purport to believe that racist white cops are so out of control that they feel compelled to kneel during the national anthem.

    https://youtu.be/Dem2BZekdvQ

  167. vr

    Aussies can make for rude tourists but sometimes the locals are worse. I’m in India with the family and find the locals are rude to the staff or anyone of lower order.

    Caste system could be a reason.

  168. thefrolickingmole

    Myrddin Seren

    They arent quite that cruel, you are buried on prison grounds and the body not released till the end.

    I was told that the Buddhist bit believes you can only be reincarnated back into the prison, (so roach/mouse/whatever) though Im not sure if that was a story to impress the gullible tourist.

  169. lotocoti

    Phenomenal share …

    For those who may be interested, Ken Burns’ Vietnam War series has recently landed there.

  170. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    he is also a gifted mountaineer who climbed Everest (saying Mass at the summit). He had a serious girlfriend but told her he wanted to be a priest to love everyone.
    This is parody, right ?

    I didn’t read it at all as a parody. The ‘correction’ makes more sense though, that the girlfriend realized she’d never have him to herself if she married him, because his concerns were with his Good Works in general, and that a religious vocation would dominate his life over his commitment to her. It was probably mutual, and he may indeed have said the same thing back to her.

    Marriage is hard work, emotionally.

    I think saying Mass at the top of Mt. Everest is a grand thing for a priest to do.

  171. wivenhoe

    It’s hard to know which one is more punchable.
    The smug oozes.

    Save yourself the stress and triggering of having to make a choice, calli, punch the both.

  172. Robber Baron

    Aussie tourists are highly entertaining.

    I love it when they attempt to speak Vietnamese and order Pho and say thank you “cam on” it is comical. The Viets just don’t care and take their money. Just sit back and amuse yourself.

    The “greenies” are worse than the bogans because they dress like hippies and are condescending in everything they say. The Viets don’t understand why they are anti-development and dress in rags.

    Get on a scooter and enjoy the fear and chaos. You won’t be able to do anything like that when you return to communist Oz.

  173. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Not the most spiffing of weeks.

    Let’s hope the new bub can ease the pain a little for the family. My Sainted Mother always used to say, quite correctly, that they bring their own love with them. Each one is a little miracle, so glad to hear one is on its way for you, Mole.

  174. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Peter Dutton lays into ‘Armani refugees’

    The Australian
    10:39AM September 28, 2017
    Rachel Baxendale
    Reporter
    Canberra
    @rachelbaxendale

    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has hit out at the group of refugees who left Manus Island bound for the United States this week, accusing them of being “economic refugees” who own designer clothing.

    Speaking from London where he is attending a series of counter-terror meetings, Mr Dutton said many of the refugees on Manus Island and Nauru had not come from war-ravaged areas.

    “They’re economic refugees, they got on a boat, paid a people smuggler a lot of money, and somebody once said to me that we’ve got the world’s biggest collection of Armani jeans and handbags up on Nauru waiting for people to collect it when they depart,” Mr Dutton told 2GB.

    “The reality is that these people have at the generosity of the Australian taxpayer received an enormous amount of support for a long period of time.

    “We didn’t ask people to hop on the boats, and we’re getting them out including through this US deal, but we have been taken for a ride.”

    Mr Dutton said asylum seekers on Manus Island had recently posted photographs on social media of themselves at the beach on the island.

    “Quickly they take down their photos from the Facebook pages when they’re discovered, but there is a very different scenario up on Nauru and Manus than what people want you to believe,” he said.

    Mr Dutton said it “might come as a shock” for some of the refugees to have to work to earn a living when they resettle in the US.

    “They’ve been receiving government three square meals a day, accommodation, services all turned on, and the reality is that people coming to Australia, some wanting to come for work, others were wanting to come for welfare,” he said.

    From the Oz. ” Armani refugees.” Well said, Minister.

  175. Arky

    Marriage is hard work, emotionally.

    ..
    No. It makes life easier and betterer in almost every way.

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Get on a scooter and enjoy the fear and chaos.

    Don’t you dare, Calli. You are far too precious to us here to lose you to motorized mayhem or have you suffer six months in traction in a Viet hospital unable to be flown back home.

    You might suggest a thrilling moped ride to that loud Aussie tourist though. 🙂

  177. Top Ender

    Calli, are you doing the “Museum of American Imperialism” or whatever it’s now called in Saigon?

    They have changed the name regularly, but it is a couple of blocks from the Presidential Palace.

    Worth seeing, albeit strange.

  178. zyconoclast

    Jaquie Lambie is looking for candidates with half a spine.
    She obviously has cornered the market for those with half a brain.

    I’m not sure if they also have to have a large package between the legs.

  179. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Worth seeing, albeit strange.

    The war museum in Ha Noi has the wreckage of a shot down B 52 in the front courtyard…

  180. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Marriage is hard work, emotionally.
    ..
    No. It makes life easier and betterer in almost every way.

    Mrs. Arky is clearly a woman of great fortitude and brimming with human kindness.

    I am still working on all of that.
    Luckily Hairy loves me for my faults and foibles as well as other things.
    We do make things betterer for each other so you are right there.
    We hug a lot, just hug, which helps. 🙂

  181. Arky

    Moore’s massive win, despite Trump’s loyalty to Strange, appears to have left the president skeptical of this kind of advice. As Politico put it, the Moore victory “sent a signal that the deep-red Republicans who voted [Trump] into the White House won’t necessarily follow his lead — a notion he hates … It left the president, who cares about winning and being associated with winners, frustrated and sometimes visibly annoyed.”

    ..
    Breitbart.
    Interesting.

  182. Jo Smyth

    I made the suggestion over at the Oz that when this dude starts singing at the NRL, the crowd join in singing Waltzing Mathilda. It seems to have gone down well.

  183. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Worth seeing, albeit strange.

    Agree. Rather weird. You have to put your head into Vietnamese mode to take it all in.
    The Yanks really did bomb the hell out of that country. There’s no getting away from that.

  184. struth

    As somebody who has spent a large amount of time in the tourist industry and dealing with international tourists and also travelling extensively overseas myself, I think what I am about to say will not be a surprise to most.
    Firstly there definitely are national characteristics and also racial characteristics you can generalise with.

    Generally speaking.
    The French are arseholes abroad, looking down at everyone with absolutely no right.

    Americans are misunderstood as being dumb when they have benefitted from such an amazing system that has serviced and provided answers to it. (tipping for good service and their arses being wiped)
    This has confused many.

    European women are gorgeous yet, generally speaking , their men are geeks.

    Asains don’t give a shit about anything except shopping and material wealth, hence never a photo of just the scenery, they put themselves in it.

    Generalisations all.

    Anyway, I could go on, but the Australian, poorly dressed, fat tattooed slob, ignorant and foul mouthed at home , ratchets it up to the power of ten overseas.

    Proving to the rest of the world how bad our education system is and how our society is nearly completely wrecked to a world not half as uncouth, the overcompensating for the true lack of self confidence with disgraceful and disrespectful behaviour puts us streets ahead of all nationalities as shit tourists.

    And for Australians to call yanks dumb…………………………….FMD!

  185. zyconoclast

    Now, Andrew, can you explain to me again why you are voting ‘Yes’?

    Cos sis is a lezzie…

    Also his children are old enough not to cop or be affected by compulsory safe schools p3do grooming.

  186. Arky

    Mrs. Arky is clearly a woman of great fortitude and brimming with human kindness

    Exactically what are you trying to say here, woman?
    Come on, don’t be shy now.

  187. stackja

    Arky
    #2509552, posted on September 28, 2017 at 11:59 am
    Moore’s massive win, despite Trump’s loyalty to Strange, appears to have left the president skeptical of this kind of advice. As Politico put it, the Moore victory “sent a signal that the deep-red Republicans who voted [Trump] into the White House won’t necessarily follow his lead — a notion he hates … It left the president, who cares about winning and being associated with winners, frustrated and sometimes visibly annoyed.”

    ..
    Breitbart.
    Interesting.

    Do we really know?

  188. mh

    After flicking through the Courier Mail I now know this Macklemore dude is white. I thought being a rapper and attacking white people he must have been black. Next someone will tell me that Benny Wong is a woman.

  189. Arky

    Do we really know?

    ..
    The article said “multiple sources”. So yeah, probably complete bullshit.
    But interesting that that is the line Breitbart is pushing.

  190. struth

    But interesting that that is the line Breitbart is pushing.

    They chose their stories to seem as least impartial as anyone else, I suppose.

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyway, I could go on, but the Australian, poorly dressed, fat tattooed slob, ignorant and foul mouthed at home , ratchets it up to the power of ten overseas.

    And they make those of us, who take the time and trouble to learn something of the culture and customs of the country we are visiting, cringe with shame.

    Our travel agent had a sign on his office wall – “It’s THEIR country. YOU are the foreigner!”

  192. H B Bear

    As if Lord Waffleworth’s homo marriage survey isn’t bastardised enough, SSM weekly tally to be revealed.

  193. notafan

    Fascinating look at the law of unintended consequences.

    It seems the only law California follows is the one related to unintended consequences. In addition to voting overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, our state also approved a ban of single-use plastic bags being offered by stores to contain purchased items.

    This move may have been one of the factors that has contributed to San Diego’s Hepatitis A outbreak. The virus is spread via human feces in San Diego, as those bags were a readily available sanitation article for the homeless.

    Did California’s Plastic Bag Ban contribute to San Diego’s Hepatitis A Crisis?

  194. Arky

    Unlike mainstream relic media, Breitbart doesn’t claim to be impartial.
    You know upfront where they are coming from.

  195. struth

    Why we’re going down.

    There is no country on earth that has 90% of it’s interstate truck drivers looking like the love child of a fireman and a beach ball.
    The compulsory wearing of Hi vis has been adopted by people that don’t need to wear it, such is the compliant mentality of Australians.
    They don’t have to bother thinking about what colour t shirt to put on in the morning.
    The government chose for you.
    It is precisely that mentality, that means any bet made on the future totalitarian/ socialist state of Australia is a sure thing.

  196. C.L.

    ABC lies:

    Brandis criticises Abbott’s call to ban Macklemore’s Same Love at NRL final

    Abbott has not called for any “ban.”
    Brandis, however, did recently legally ban No supporters from speaking freely, under threat of police intervention.

  197. struth

    I have put on slight changes to my accent overseas at times deemed necessary.

    Oh My God, No I don’t know, I think they’re AWstralians.

  198. candy

    As if Lord Waffleworth’s homo marriage survey isn’t bastardised enough, SSM weekly tally to be revealed.

    I’m a bit shocked by that. It seems direct interference/manipulation of the survey.

    Can that be legal, I wonder.

  199. C.L.

    That’s right. Hi-viz clobber is now worn by blokes attempting to look all blokey.
    They want to belong to the hivizariat. I’ve commented before on how Australia is becoming like Star Trek – with everybody wearing a uniform.

  200. C.L.

    Law suit on the way – and rightly so:

    Brisbane teen in critical condition after trying to bench press about 100 kg, becomes trapped under bar.

    A 15-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after being found pinned to a weightlifting bench with a bar across his neck after trying to lift 100 kilograms, in a Brisbane gym on Tuesday evening.

    The ABC understands Ben Shaw was working out on the bench press, attempting to lift more than his body weight, at the Pine Rivers PCYC gym, north of Brisbane, when the weightlifting accident happened.

    But it was not until some time later that he was found by a staff member with the bar across his upper neck and throat, pinning him to the bench.

    It is not clear how long he was trapped.

    PCYC gym and fitness centre rules state that children under 16 years of age are not permitted to use weights equipment without proper supervision.

    Let’s hope he pulls through.

  201. notafan

    Since 2000, van den Borne and many of his fellow farmers have reduced dependence on water for key crops by as much as 90 percent. They’ve almost completely eliminated the use of chemical pesticides on plants in greenhouses, and since 2009 Dutch poultry and livestock producers have cut their use of antibiotics by as much as 60 percent.

    National Geographic peice on Holland’s agricultural sector, amazing.

  202. C.L.

    You. Are. Kidding. Me.

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics will publish a weekly estimate of the running total of same-sex marriage postal surveys sent back, starting next Tuesday.

    The bureau revealed the initiative this morning, saying the number received before 5pm each Tuesday will be published on its Marriage Law Postal Survey website each week, to help promote awareness of the poll

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull welcomed the move.

    This is being done in the belief that Yes will be in front and No voters will give up.
    No other reason.

  203. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    National Geographic peice on Holland’s agricultural sector, amazing.

    Makes no mention of the fact that the Netherlands, as part of the European Union, subsidizes it’s farmers to a level Australian farmers could only dream of.

  204. zyconoclast

    Macklemore – Same Love Lyrics | MetroLyrics

    When I was in the 3rd grade I thought that I was gay ’cause I could draw,
    My uncle was and I kept my room straight
    I told my mom, tears rushing down my face, she’s like,
    “Ben you’ve loved girls since before pre-K”
    Trippin’, yeah, I guess she had a point, didn’t she?
    A bunch of stereotypes all in my head
    I remember doing the math like “Yeah, I’m good a little league”
    A pre-conceived idea of what it all meant
    For those who like the same sex had the characteristics
    The right-wing conservatives think its a decision
    And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
    Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition. Playing God
    Ahh nah, here we go
    America the brave
    Still fears what we don’t know And God loves all his children it’s somehow forgotten
    But we paraphrase a book written 3,500 hundred years ago
    I don’t know

    And I can’t change
    Even if I tried
    Even if I wanted to
    And I can’t change
    Even if I tried
    Even if I wanted to
    My love, my love, my love
    She keeps me warm
    She keeps me warm
    She keeps me warm
    She keeps me warm

    If I was gay I would think hip-hop hates me
    Have you read the Youtube comments lately
    “Man that’s gay” Gets dropped on the daily
    We’ve become so numb to what we’re sayin’
    Our culture founded from oppression
    Yeah, we don’t have acceptance for ’em
    Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board
    A word routed in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
    Gay is synonymous with the lesser
    It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion
    Gender to skin color the complexion of your pigment
    The same fight that lead people to walk-outs and sit-ins,
    It’s human rights for everybody
    There is no difference
    Live on! And be yourself!
    When I was in church, they taught me something else
    If you preach hate at the service Those words aren’t anointed
    And that Holy Water, that you soak in is then poisoned
    When everyone else Is more comfortable remaining voiceless
    Rather than fighting for humans, that have had their rights stolen
    I might not be the same But that’s not important
    No freedom ’til we’re equal
    Damn right I support it

    I don’t know

    And I can’t change
    Even if I tried
    Even if I wanted to
    My love, my love, my love
    She keeps me warm
    She keeps me warm
    She keeps me warm
    She keeps me warm

    We press play Don’t press pause
    Progress, march on!
    With a veil over our eyes
    We turn our back on the cause
    ‘Till the day That my uncles can be united by law
    Their kids are walkin’ around the hallway
    Plagued by pain in their heart
    A world so hateful, some would rather die than be who they are
    And a certificate on paper
    Isn’t gonna solve it all, but it’s a damn good place to start
    No law’s gonna change us
    We have to change us. Whatever God you believe in
    We come from the same one
    Strip away the fear
    Underneath it’s all the same love
    About time that we raised up

    And I can’t change
    Even if I tried
    Even if I wanted to
    And I can’t change
    Even if I tried
    Even if I wanted to
    My love, my love, my love
    She keeps me warm
    She keeps me warm
    She keeps me warm
    She keeps me warm

    Love is patient, love is kind
    Love is patient
    Love is kind (Not crying on Sundays)
    Love is patient,(Not crying on Sundays) love is kind (I’m not crying on Sundays)
    Love is patient,(Not crying on Sundays) love is kind(I’m not crying on Sundays)
    Love is patient,(Not crying on Sundays) love is kind(I’m not crying on Sundays)
    Love is patient, love is kind

  205. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Arky, sometimes women find men quite difficult to comprehend, that’s all.
    There is a learning curve to it all; the essence of marriage, the strange biology and nature of each sex.
    I can’t imagine ‘marriage’ between two men or two women.
    It just wouldn’t be the same.

    ———

    Re Australians Abroad: on our recent cruise there was a very loud self-made man, an Australian. He drank a lot and talked a lot and was often very, very funny in an enjoyable sort of way. A completely self-possessed larrikin, oblivious to polite opinion. Best of Oz, imho: a bon vivant traveler recognizing no fear, who has persuaded Hairy that Africa is a peaceful non-dangerous sort of place even today, a view my pursed lips now work to oppose. He was followed around by a crowd of fascinated Americans who seemed eager to get a seat at his table at dinners.

  206. Geriatric Mayfly

    I think saying Mass at the top of Mt. Everest is a grand thing for a priest to do.

    Wonder what the sermon on the mount had to say.

  207. notafan

    Makes no mention of the fact that the Netherlands, as part of the European Union, subsidizes it’s farmers to a level Australian farmers could only dream of.

    The article was about innovation so why would it discuss subsidies?

  208. Uh oh

    Top Ender
    #2509543, posted on September 28, 2017 at 11:49 am
    Calli, are you doing the “Museum of American Imperialism” or whatever it’s now called in Saigon?

    Calli, while you’re there can you ask them what happened to all the Dien Bien Phu POWs. Quite a few unaccounted for.

  209. struth

    My nest door neighbour has retired and feels a bit worthless.
    He puts his hi vis shirt on to go down the shops, and nowadays I hardly see him with out one on.

    Very sad.

    Nice bloke.

    However, he is not aware of my Hivisaphobia and I don’t want to tell him about it.

    Imagine this.
    Driving a truck where your fellow workmates are all wearing them.
    In every windscreen you pass.
    They light up inside the cabs of trucks you pass at night.
    You look down in to work utes and mst cars, and there they are.
    Road works you pass have everyone in high vis, (which is fair enough) but they put different hi vis on the top of other hi vis.
    Every work place you visit to load or unload , people are wearing them.
    People have them on walking sown the streets of towns all over Australia you pass through
    Hivis Nazis inspect my hi vis and tell me it is not the right colour for the work site or the reflective strip is not made from the correct material or site width standard.

    I finally give up trucks and park my truck in the shed for reasons more serious regarding the socialist regulation and state of the roads blah, blah, the heavy taxes with the high vis part of things only a small “help” in making my decision.

    I come home to find my retired neighbour in a non industrial area putting them on by choice.

    Who is insane?

  210. notafan

    According to this article EU subsidies to farmers are based on how much land they own, which inclines me to think that the Dutch would be the least beholden to the scheme and the most likely to invest in improving productivity, they aren’t Greeks, that is for sure

    Dutch RIP APART EU’s £51billion-a-year farming subsidies – they have to GO after Brexit

  211. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    This is being done in the belief that Yes will be in front and No voters will give up.
    No other reason.

    Is the total just of those votes received, or of those votes where the envelope has been opened and the vote itself actually counted? If the latter, surely it breaks all rules of ‘fairness’ in that it is trying to influence a vote that is still being undergone? There is a reason there is a moratorium on persuasions prior to the start of an election.

  212. Zatara

    Moore’s massive win, despite Trump’s loyalty to Strange, appears to have left the president skeptical of this kind of advice.

    Trump took some very bad advice from Mitch McConnell regarding Strange. If he didn’t know then that he couldn’t trust a word that comes out of that uber-RINO’s mouth he does now.

  213. zyconoclast

    Bigot Leo Schofield says all ‘artists’ must think the same way, attacks Christians and Catholics:
    Did Leo also thank the Catholic and other churches for commissioning a lot of the great music played by the SSO?

    If not for the churches, it is likely a thing like a symphony orchestra would never have existed.

  214. struth

    Re Australians Abroad: on our recent cruise there was a very loud self-made man, an Australian. He drank a lot and talked a lot and was often very, very funny in an enjoyable sort of way. A completely self-possessed larrikin, oblivious to polite opinion. Best of Oz, imho: a bon vivant traveler recognizing no fear, who has persuaded Hairy that Africa is a peaceful non-dangerous sort of place even today, a view my pursed lips now work to oppose. He was followed around by a crowd of fascinated Americans who seemed eager to get a seat at his table at dinners.

    That’s one.

    I was generalising, and I don’t think the ones I was generalising about would be hanging around in your circle as much.

  215. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    And I can’t change
    Even if I tried
    Even if I wanted to

    So what? Just go ahead and be who you are. Pair off in whatever way you wish.
    Suffer no indignity for it, and be under no unfair regime legally for your love.
    Just don’t pretend to be married, making children together, like men and women do.

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The article was about innovation so why would it discuss subsidies?

    Easy to be innovative when someone else is picking up a major percentage of the bill.

  217. old bloke

    Tel
    #2509328, posted on September 28, 2017 at 7:28 am

    And here was me keeping an eye on my fridge when the real bastard was sitting in the garage all along.

    A refrigerator truck would probably be the most dangerous device ever invented.

    July 14, 2016: A man driving a large, refrigerated truck plowed into crowds watching firework displays as they celebrated Bastille Day in Nice, France. The attack left some 84 people dead and 202 injured. The attacker was shot dead by the police.

  218. notafan

    The $250,000 fines will hardly make a dent in the Elomar fortune.

    The father and uncle of notorious ISIS recruit Mohamed Elomar have been jailed for at least two years over a plot involving a $1 million Iraqi bribe.

    The late terrorist’s father Mamdouh Elomar, 63, his brother Ibrahim Elimar, 61, and businessman John Jousif, 48, pleaded guilty to conspiring to pay a bribe to a foreign public official in 2015 in a bid to gain contract work in Iraq.

    In the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday, Justice Christine Adamson sentenced the trio to four years’ jail with a non-parole period of two years, and fined each brother $250,000.


    Mamdouh Elomar gets at least two years in gaol over Iraq bribe

  219. notafan

    Easy to be innovative when someone else is picking up a major percentage of the bill.

    Yet you provide no evidence to support that assertion, which considering that the Dutch are a standout within the EU, is a logic fail as well.

    Maybe the Dutch government has provided big incentives for agricultural R&D but that would be a whole other thing.

  220. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Calli, while you’re there can you ask them what happened to all the Dien Bien Phu POWs. Quite a few unaccounted for.

    Of nearly 37,000 French Union soldiers posted “missing” 1945 – 1954, less then 11,000 were returned July – Oct 1954. Their Vietnamese allies suffered the worst – 16,000 missing, just under 1500 returned.

  221. cynical1

    “This is a disgrace. Every significant arts organisation in the country has nailed its colours to the mast, every arts practitioner worth his or her salt, every thinking patron, sponsor, audience member supports change.

    No, they fucking don’t.

    How come these tolerant luvvies are such fucking dictators if you dare to disagree?

  222. Caste system could be a reason.

    I love giving that one a run when an Indian tells me I’m racist.
    Along with suttee and Dalit.

  223. Stimpson J. Cat

    He had a serious girlfriend but told her he wanted to be a priest to love everyone.

    For f$cks sake.
    Even Jesus would give him a slap for saying sh$t like that out loud.
    Jesus F$cking Christ.

  224. Like everything progressives touch turns to shit because they have on love if it – it is just an instrument to be turned to their purpose.

    Because just taking stuff because you want it doesn’t fly. You need a virtuous excuse to do so. Or hard work. Tough choice for the immoral.

  225. Re : Macklemore – Same Love Lyrics Isn’t there an Australian music group good enough to perform at this sport event? What a shame we don’t show case our own talent.

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