Monday Forum: October 9, 2017

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  1. Mike of Marion

    Top Ender
    #2520164, posted on October 11, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Nothing has diminished!!

    In the late 1960’s, early 1970’s , the famous Post Card “Bird’s Eye view of Fannie Bay” – I used it regularly in those days to send info to the southern rellies!!

    Jim Bowditch created some briiliant headlines for the NT News in that era.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Betoota Advocate is a satire site, Bruce.

    Did you actually look at the link I gave M0nty?
    Doesn’t appear that you have.

  3. Snoopy

    Mugwump announces water is wet.

  4. Get paid to turn off the aircon

    I like the idea.
    I’m off to buy a a few aircons to supplement my income.

  5. struth

    Henry VIII wanted to marry another woman, not his manservant.

    And by the way, Henry was watched with everyone of his wives to make sure the marriage was consummated.
    This involves sexual intercourse, something same sex marriage can’t achieve.
    Rooting your mates lubed freckle is not sexual intercourse.

  6. Snoopy

    Fr Rod Bower @FrBower
    ·
    Oct 9
    #Auspol Thank God I am not a Sydney Anglican. #Qanda #SSM (link: https://www.buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/sydney-anglicans-give-one-million-to-no-campaign?utm_term=.pt7N1boNXj#.rtRGkO2GaP) buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/syd…

    What’s with the redundant reference to Sydney?

  7. Yes Bruce. You will forgive me for not knowing the intricacies of Anglicanism, but I suspect an archbishop outranks an archdeacon. Your post is thus of little interest.

  8. Geriatric Mayfly

    Aussie values in schools push
    A call for a debate on how schools can better embrace Australian values is gathering support.

    Laudable undertaking. One might ask if there are any ‘values’ left given the mauling from the Left. Teaching Aussie values will also run the risk of being seen as covert Islamophobia. Let the screeching begin.

  9. srr

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue Rages: President Trump is Existential Threat to NAFTA…
    Posted on October 10, 2017 by sundance

    Here we go… buckle up, and grab the popcorn. This is the part where the “trillions at stake” comes into play…

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue is now engaged in a direct fight with U.S. President Donald Trump. As would be expected, and as we specifically predicted, Tom Donohue is now specifically aligning himself with Canada and Mexico against the interests of the United States economy.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/tom-donohue-5.jpg

    Tom Donohue gives hundreds of millions to Mitch McConnell and the crony UniParty capitalist ilk that infect Washington DC. Donohue owns the vast majority of U.S. politicians. This battle is the epicenter of lobbying usurpation, and how multinational corporations own U.S. politicians. This battle will be epic.

    MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The most powerful U.S. business lobby accused the Trump administration on Tuesday of making “poison pill proposals” to sabotage talks aimed at modernizing NAFTA, as negotiators began gathering in Washington for fresh trade talks.

    […] Speaking in Mexico City, Thomas Donohue, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s president and chief executive, listed several U.S. proposals that he said would undermine $1 trillion in annual trilateral trade, including a “sunset clause” to force regular negotiations.

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/10/10/u-s-chamber-of-commerce-president-tom-donohue-rages-president-trump-is-existential-threat-to-nafta/

  10. lotocoti

    Get paid to turn off the aircon

    Wonderful.
    I’m currently in the process of buying my first house with aircon.
    In the past, windows and refreshing beverages have been sufficient.
    Looks like I’ll be stepping up from Valu-Rite vodka.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yes Bruce. You will forgive me for not knowing the intricacies of Anglicanism, but I suspect an archbishop outranks an archdeacon

    Hehe. M0nty you do know that the church I attend is an independent church that is in no hierarchy? I’ve made mention of this several times. I love lefty satire, it’s so satirizable.

  12. Gab

    How is turnbull going to determine if someone turns off their a/c during the hot summer?

    I don’t believe trunbull has thought this through. Reminds me of the days when gillard would come up with yet another policy on the run brain fart every day.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And by the way, Henry was watched with everyone of his wives to make sure the marriage was consummated.

    Some doubt as to whether the marriage with Anne of Cleves was ever consummated?

  14. Ez

    Get paid to turn off the aircon

    So you can get paid while you’re away on holiday?

  15. That has literally nothing to do with the Betoota Advocate piece, Bruce. Congratulations, you have committed a non sequitur.

  16. Geriatric Mayfly

    As the Dowager of Downton would say: ‘What is a holiday?’

    So you can get paid while you’re away on holiday?

  17. Snoopy

    non sequitur

    Never debate a Latin scholar, Bruce.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    That has literally nothing to do with the Betoota Advocate piece, Bruce. Congratulations, you have committed a non sequitur.

    LOL!

    m0nty
    #2520186, posted on October 11, 2017 at 10:21 am

    The Betoota Advocate is a satire site, Bruce.

  19. C.L.

    Horny crocodile chases fisho near nudist beach

    Love is love.

  20. Have you had a stroke, Bruce? Seek medical attention.

  21. Diogenes

    Can I be paid to not install ac ?

  22. C.L.

    ABC Online
    Hillary Clinton shocked – SHOCKED! – about her benefactor Harvey Weinstein:

    Hillary Clinton has said she is “shocked and appalled” by the revelations about disgraced movie titan Harvey Weinstein, who faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse and harassment from some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

    Weinstein has been a major Democratic Party donor, with he and his family giving more than $US1.4 million in political contributions since the 1992 election cycle…

    The pressure was also on Mrs Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, and former president Barack Obama to respond to the reports.

    In a statement on Twitter, Mrs Clinton said she was “shocked and appalled” and that “the behaviour described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated”.

    Her statement made no mention of the donations.

    During her 2016 presidential campaign Mrs Clinton championed equal rights and frequently spoke out against sexual harassment.

    Democrats and Clinton have been major beneficiaries of the Weinstein’s family largesse, with $US200,000 to the party’s Senate campaign accounts, $US23,200 to its House campaign arm senatorial and $US46,350 to Mrs Clinton and HILLPAC, a committee she used to support other Democrats while senator.

    Weinstein and Chapman also contributed $US10,000 to then US president Barack Obama.

    Weinstein visited the White House during the Obama presidency and helped put on a film workshop in 2013, where then first lady Michelle Obama described him as a “wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse”.

    Aides to Mr Obama had no response.

  23. Bruce of Newcastle

    M0nty – I love watching you immediately contradict your own comments. I think it’s wonderfully funny.

  24. srr

    Tommy Robinson: Will This Video Send Me to Prison?
    Rebel Media
    Oct 10, 2017
    Theresa May and Amber Rudd are so excited – they’ve announced new plans to lock people up for 15 years if they view “far right” propaganda online. So I’m wondering…are they going to lock me up for creating it?

  25. Infidel Tiger

    The Sydney Anglican Archdiocese are to be applauded. At least there are still a few normals left.

  26. jupes

    Australia: Land of the prudes and wowsers:

    POLICE are investigating the photo of a topless woman with a premiership medal draped around her neck being circulated without her permission.

    The player responsible could be charged under the 2014 ‘sexting’ laws. The maximum penalty for that offence is two years in jail.

    Apparently the picture doesn’t show the woman’s face, only her breasts and the medal. Luckily Fatty Ashton’s troops have solved all the serious crime in Victoria so now have time to investigate this heinous offence.

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Unions lose penalty rates cut bid
    Waiters are among workers who face having Sunday penalty rates slashed.

    The Australian
    10:52AM October 11, 2017

    12
    Ewin Hannan
    @EwinHannan

    The Federal Court has rejected a challenge by unions to the Fair Work Commission decision cutting Sunday and public holiday penalty rates paid to retail and hospitality workers.

    Opposition leader Bill Shorten said the decision by a five-member full court of the Federal Court to reject applications by United Voice and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association was “disappointing”.

    “It’s clear the best way to protect penalty rates is to vote Labor,’’ he said.

    United Voice said the decision delivered “a new low blow for Australians who work weekends”.

    “United Voice believes that the system has once again failed to protect workers and warns that business groups will attempt further attacks on worker entitlements in other industries,’’ the union’s national secretary, Jo-anne Schofield said.

    But the Australian Retailers Association hailed the decision

    “We now have a unanimous decision from a five member full court of the Federal Court supporting the unanimous decision of a five member full bench of the Fair Work Commission to reduce penalty rates,’’ its executive director Russell Zimmerman said.

    From the Oz. Sunday penalty rates are being cut from “Double time” to “time and a half” and that’s slashed?

  28. John Constantine

    Australia’s weinsteins of course, being protected by their media maaaates.

    Interesting that their abc can condemn the Catholic church for keeping silent and moving priests around to protect them, while their abc well knows which Australian celebrities rooted young chicks and boys, but still welcome them and provide a bully pulpit for their opinions.

  29. Stimpson J. Cat

    In stampeding the animals, Jesus was probably helping them to escape.

    Next f$cker who calls Jesus a Green Commie Hippy gets abused.
    No excuse for this sh$t.
    Ever.

  30. Geriatric Mayfly

    Interesting that their abc can condemn the Catholic church for keeping silent and moving priests around to protect them, while their abc well knows which Australian celebrities rooted young chicks and boys, but still welcome them and provide a bully pulpit for their opinions.

    And never report their exposure or even their gaol sentences.

  31. Your reading comprehension leaves a lot to be desired, Bruce.

  32. calli

    What’s with the redundant reference to Sydney?

    Everything.

  33. John64

    Sunday penalty rates are being cut from “Double time” to “time and a half” and that’s slashed?

    Not even that. Some penalty rates are being cut from 2-1/2T to 2-1/4T.

    No wonder United Voice have spent tens of thousands of dollars of Members money fighting it in the Federal Court. It’s bordering on slave trade.

  34. John Constantine

    If people that actually work and pay taxes have to undergo regular and random drug testing, why do the ‘artistic’ community that feed off taxpayers money not have to undergo drug testing to get their grants?.

    Big cultural move would be for every State grant application process to require the applicant to undergo the exact same drug testing regime that the ordinary working obsolete and deplorable Australian has to go through to earn the money being given away.

    If Art is informed by Experience, this will just serve to help the Artist to create from a shared experience and insight of the actual working Australians they feed off and despise.

  35. C.L.

    Comment of the day:

    That belt is at its maximus.

    Russell Crowe displays a fuller physique on Atlanta movie set

    By “fuller figure” they mean that Crowe – just 53 – is an enormous slob.

  36. Boambee John

    Have you had a stroke, Bruce?

    When m0nty has a strike he calls it a Harvey?

  37. Boambee John

    stroke, not strike!

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Luckily Fatty Ashton’s troops have solved all the serious crime in Victoria so now have time to investigate this heinous offence.

    The same Vic Pol that completed the investigation into La Gilliard’s lurks and jerks, and sat on the file for over two years before hand balling it on to the West Australian cops?

  39. Get real folks. m0nty strokes it not stop.

  40. non stop

    Is there a keyboard virus going around?

  41. calli

    From C.L.’s Daily Mail link:

    ‘As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power — be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce. – Nicole Kidman

    “Oh, that is brilliant!”

    Perhaps it’s just an Aussie thing.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is there a law of debating that whenever lefties lose they go the ad hom?
    The SSM argument is so like the climate argument.
    The left loses the debate so they refuse to debate and they denigrate the other side.
    It happens over and over so often there has to be a name for it.

  43. John Constantine

    Their ABC can break a thirty year old wall punching story, but in that same thirty year period, not one of their ABC’S hordes of journo-orcs ever got close to breaking news of a lefty celebrity shagging child groupies.

  44. Gab

    JUST IN: Supreme Court formally drops case involving challenge to Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries – Reuters

    #youcan’tstopthewinning

  45. Oh come on

    Harvey Weinstein is in all kinds of trouble now. Apparently if he sues the NYT for their article accusing him of sexual misconduct, they can subpoena all of the former Weinstein Company employees who were paid out and signed non-disclosure agreements – these non-disclosure agreements are void in court. So if anyone takes civil or criminal action against him, or he sues anyone for defamation, these non-disclosure agreements go completely out the window.

    Suck shit. No wonder all those Hollywood feminist icons (ie. Streep and co) are lying and saying they never knew about Weinstein’s behaviour.

  46. srr

    💎STOCK MONSTER 💎‏ @StockMonsterUSA 8h8 hours ago

    🚨AUDIO:
    Harvey Weinstein BEGS Ambra Gutierrez to be quite about him groping her.
    Petrified Ambra flees for her life!

    https://twitter.com/StockMonsterUSA/status/917788578213543936
    The New Yorker

  47. calli

    Just a comprehension typo, Bruce.

    You say debate, they read debase.

  48. Dr Faustus

    ‘Disappointing’: Shorten slams court’s verdict on Sunday penalty rates

    It is quite clear that the concept of independence as it applies to the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court will change when Disappointing Shorten become Prime Minister.

    The ALP’s proprietors will insist on this.

  49. C.L.

    So Trump has won the travel ban war and crushed the NFL kneelers.
    Enough winning. Too much winning.

  50. Gab

    Good to see you’re still here, CL. Thought you’d run off with Nigella 🙂

  51. zyconoclast

    Is Amber Rudd related to Kevin Rudd?

  52. C.L.

    One of the Weinstein cases I read about at that Daily Mail link puzzled me.

    Asia Argento: The Italian actress has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21. ‘He terrified me, and he was big. It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare.’ She said she went on to have consensual sex with him over the years that followed. She documented the alleged attack in her 2000 film Scarlet Diva.

    Huh?

  53. thefrolickingmole

    SSR @ 11:29

    That little clip is worth a listen/look.

    Without ever saying “you will never work in this town again” its quite plain what not being his special freind will earn her.

    Hollyweird is full of blokes hoping if they stay quiet their own little harems wont speak out.

  54. calli

    How do you probe a photo?

  55. mizaris

    The left loses the debate so they refuse to debate and they denigrate the other side.
    It happens over and over so often there has to be a name for it.

    Diatribalism

  56. Empire

    Asia Argento: The Italian actress has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21.

    Makes sense. Obviously he’s a bloke with a big appetite. He was probably just hungry.

    My missus worked for a family with a kid at the same pre-school as Harvey back in the 90s. She described him as “grotesquely reptilian and obviously cold blooded”.

  57. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Poor Harvey Winestain. His wife has announced she is leaving him now that his nae is worth nothing to her.

  58. srr

    And everyone thought that Trump dabbled in TV and Hollywood for his ego 😆

    The man well understands that politics is downstream from culture and that if you aim to succeed in swamp monster hunting, you need to wade into the weeds.

    Ha, and we haven’t even begun rolling out all the busses for the ‘movers and shakers‘ to throw each other under 😀

    btw, remember all of Hollywood constantly complaining about Australians taking their jobs … ‘movers and shakers‘ gonna get moved and shook … you can’t be the massive, winningest, Patriot Trump is and stand by and let the enemy take one of your oldest, most important and valuable allies and assets.

  59. H B Bear

    Australia’s weinsteins of course, being protected by their media maaaates.

    And Kerry Stokes legal team who drop a writ on anyone who looks like blowing the whistle. Along with Channel 7 HR and the board.

  60. Dr Faustus

    Security reports claim CFMEU threatened to rape children, punish those who didn’t support protest at mine

    The militant union, which last week received on-the-ground support from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, has been filmed and documented threatening security and workers refusing to protest at Oaky North Mine.
    [Courier-Mail, may not link.]

    Security reports reveal protesters have threatened, “I’ll attack you with a crowbar”, and “I’ll f***ing rape your kids c***”.

    Ms Palaszczuk says it is “not acceptable for anyone to use threatening behaviour” but stopped short from agreeing to personally speak to the union about the alleged behaviour.

    Probably a wise move on her part.

  61. C.L.

    Josh Frydenberg springs into action:

    ‘Climate change is real’

    10:29AM RACHEL BAXENDALE
    Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has hit back at Tony Abbott, declaring “climate change is real”.

  62. srr

    Hey, wanna give us link to decide for ourselves?

    I googled Susan Gafkowski Fitzgerald, then added The Blaze, then added Glenn Beck, and zip.

    Mind you, I only bothered because I was up for a chuckle at, “Cheeto Face”, Never Trumper, Glenn Beck’s latest attempt to become relevant and try to shed his laughing stock image, but all I see is this resident Mark “Anything You Want Mama Merkle” Zuckerberg Facebook worshipping, holier than thou cow, mooing again.

    Also surprised that it didn’t have a comment about the Bellagio cover up, because it has a solid record of playing god and telling everyone that it knows better than every witness and victim of serious violent crime, all over the world; when the crimes are committed by the same evil c#nts it churns cover stories for.

    Oh, and as to this –

    notafan
    #2520092, posted on October 11, 2017 at 7:45 am

    So much for closely monitored by child services.

    Gay dad played stay at home mum, baby cried all the time because he hurt her all the time.

    We’ll see more of these because biological ties matter.

    Satan in a babygrow

    We’ve already seen way too many of all sorts of that, and not just from unrelated monsters, yet every time we point out the culprits, their cover agents scream childish insults like, “Pizza”, and if we still don’t shut up about them, the demonic filth come after our own kids.

    Fortunately things have changed.

  63. H B Bear

    Russell Crowe displays a fuller physique on Atlanta movie set

    Looks like Rusty has been following the James Packer workout routine.

  64. C.L.

    As I’ve said before, we need a Joh Bjeke-Petersen to deal with the CFMEU.
    He would have ordered Special Branch to beat the living daylights out of them.
    Openly – in the streets.

  65. thefrolickingmole

    C.L.

    She said she went on to have consensual sex with him over the years that followed

    The correct term for it is prostitution.

    Lets face it we are dealing with a whole industry of harlots and pimps here, theres a reason nearly every society, from the Romans onwards treated them as exactly that.
    http://www.theatrehistory.com/ancient/bellinger001.html

    in Rome their condition was mean and contemptible. Like many other professions in the empire, that of play-making was hereditary. Actors were foreigners, captives, or more frequently slaves who through skill had been able to purchase their freedom. During the republic and the early days of the empire, women actors never appeared; but in later years women acted both in the mimes and pantomimes. In either case the position was an infamous one. Julian, called the Apostate, made it a rule that priests of his pagan religion should never be seen within the walls of a theater. Even the far-from-Puritanical Tiberius forbade people of the stage to hold any intercourse with the Roman knights and senators.

  66. H B Bear

    Looks like Frydenberg has decided to go down with the HMAS Waffleworth. I guess he figures he will be in Opposition so long he can just start mouthing all the old Lieboral mantras and resurrect himself as a Conservative again down the track and people will have forgotten all this crap.

  67. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Weinstein is in trouble because he’s hetero and hasn’t had a hit movie in years.

    These guys continue to get a free pass:

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/hollywoods-pedophilia-epidemic-exposed-in-an-open-secret

  68. srr

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  69. ‘Climate change is real’

    Uh-huh. So did the Medieval and Roman warming periods happen Josh?
    If the answer is yes then the CAGW hypothesis collapses. If the answer is no then you are a climate change denier as the evidence for both these occurrences of climate change is overwhelming.

  70. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    US President Donald Trump believes he’s smarter than Rex Tillerson, claiming he’d beat the secretary of state in an IQ test.

    He really is a thin skinned wanker.

  71. Courier Mail has front page story about CFMEU thugs behaviour at a mine in Oakey.

    Don’t have it on front of me now but the disputed issue was over the mine increasing some costs to the miners. Rent on 3 bedroom house went from $30 to $60 a week and motel type accommodation which included food went from $24 to $48. Miners on $150-180,000 a year. They had stopped work for 10 days so mine locked them out.

    Naturally Union blockading outside and lots of threats being made to workers who are still working including sexual threats against their children. Have been recorded.

    Union paying $1,200 a week for some protesters to be there. Not sure if that meant the mine workers or others from outside.

    There has to be more to it that those very minor increases or is it just the usual Union leader trying to impose their will on the employer at the expense of the actual workers. What serious worker could have an issue with paying $48 a week for food and lodging.

  72. thefrolickingmole

    BrettW

    I am old enough to have been present when we were thretened with a strike because the camp had run out of vanilla ice cream… (Telfer, about 1996) as well as similar idiocy.
    The boom killed off that sort of stupidity for a while, but it might be creeping back in again.

  73. Bruce of Newcastle

    Josh Frydenberg springs into action:

    ‘Climate change is real’

    Water is wet, eh Josh?
    The patronising we’re getting from these people is one of the hardest things to take.

    I was thinking to myself earlier the arrogance of their new strategy of paying people to turn off their airconditioners. What about just making enough electricity so the people can run their aircons if they want to? In the old Soviet Bloc you had the same arrogance and the same shortages.

  74. notafan

    It’s on Facebook, in the comments on a post, if you don’t have a Facebook account you won’t find it and if you do you will.

    If you want to do a doubting Grigory go right ahead I get paid either way.

    As for the rest of your incomprehensible gibberish about ‘it’ , what is new?

    In addition my comment is valid in the light of gay marriage being legalised and as you know while rational people reject the idiot pizza gate conspiracy, no one had ever claimed child abuse in general doesn’t happen.

  75. C.L.

    He really is a thin skinned wanker.

    Not really.
    Trump’s policy is always to hit back. He learned it from the Trump family lawyer. I read an interesting account of it. This is the exact opposite of what Western ‘conservatives’ have been conditioned to do. Almost all of them take their abuse in ‘good grace’ – meaning they surrender to the left. and expect to be rewarded for it. A reward can come – but only after they’ve been beaten. Trump hits back.

  76. Crossie

    I was thinking to myself earlier the arrogance of their new strategy of paying people to turn off their airconditioners. What about just making enough electricity so the people can run their aircons if they want to? In the old Soviet Bloc you had the same arrogance and the same shortages.

    If I remember correctly the Green started to form in the 80s. At about the same time air conditioners became common in the suburbs as most people could afford them by then.

    Who could have foreseen that the Greens who even today don’t have wide appeal will have such influence on our pollies that they would destroy our energy industry to the point where people in the suburbs will no longer be able to afford air conditioners?

  77. C.L.

    Obamas forced to dump their close friend:

    Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, say they are “disgusted” by revelations of sexual abuse and harassment being leveled at Harvey Weinstein.

    The couple said in a joint statement, “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”

    They also say the women who have come forward “to tell these painful stories” should be celebrated.

    Weinstein has been a major Democratic Party donor for years. He and his family have given more than $US1.4 million ($A1.8 million) in political contributions since the 1992 election cycle, including contributions to Obama.

    The Obamas’ statement did not mention anything about that money.

    This is the president who gave the eulogy at Ted Kennedy’s funeral and who has never once condemned Bill Clinton.

  78. I gotta hand it to Tony Abbott. He has upset all of the right people.

    He has caused: Mouth frothing, hands waving in the air, head rotations, projectile vomiting …

    His speech was a gentle critique, but he may turn out to be an AGW exorcist.

  79. Lysander

    You can’t tell me that there haven’t been a massive amount of sex crimes against children in Hollywood or in the Australian industry either? I’m surprised the Royal Commission decided not to look into it…

  80. srr

    So when did banning Christianity and persecuting Christian become the cool thing for Western Intellectuals and Academia to do?

    Many, many years ago when all those same academics and intellectuals insisted that their ‘christian’ religion wasn’t under threat, and only ‘conspiracy nutters’ said otherwise –

    Orwell & Goode 🇨🇱‏ @OrwellNGoode 17m17 minutes ago

    Any other religious group would cause an almighty outrage.
    https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/917915980642254854

    God warned us about those wolves. You can recognise them by the packs they run with, in their “sweet” little lamb skins …

  81. Snoopy

    As I’ve said before, we need a Joh Bjeke-Petersen to deal with the CFMEU.
    He would have ordered Special Branch to beat the living daylights out of them.
    Openly – in the streets.

    Can you imagine how a Special Branch would be constituted in these daze of diversity?

  82. C.L.
    #2520257, posted on October 11, 2017 at 11:53 am
    Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has hit back at Tony Abbott, declaring “climate change is real”.

    Hey Josh! That’s exactly what Mr Abbott said!
    So hitting back is actually agreeing these days.
    The only difference is that Abbott said human influence was minimal.
    To quote Abbott (from Quadrant):
    Palaeontology indicates that over millions of years there have been warmer periods and cooler periods that don’t correlate with carbon dioxide concentrations. The Jurassic warm period and the ice ages occurred without any human contribution at all. The medieval warm period when crops were grown in Greenland and the mini-ice age when the Thames froze over occurred well before industrial activities added to atmospheric carbon dioxide.

  83. Mother Lode

    Colour me surprised:

    But when they (researchers) examined the lifestyles of conservation scientists they discovered most still flew frequently – an average of nine flights a year – ate meat or fish approximately five times a week and rarely purchased carbon offsets for their own emissions.

    Linky

  84. Baldrick

    C.L.
    #2520257, posted on October 11, 2017 at 11:53 am
    Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has hit back at Tony Abbott, declaring “climate change is real”.

    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  85. stackja

    Hollywood had Hays Code until Dems Valenti.

  86. C.L.

    The old ETU tried to get over the top of Joh.
    He crushed them mercilessly.

    He took on the Electrical Trades Union in a no-holds-barred power battle over the use of private contractors and other issues.

    This led to strikes and Bjelke-Petersen and his advisers correctly sniffed that the public was fed up with power blackouts and moved against the union, eventually sacking more than 1000.

    Cabinet documents released this week show he also wanted to break the power of as many unions as possible.

    In January Cabinet decided to block all union access to new government employees. It also amended the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act and the criminal code and prepared a Bill covering boycotts by unionists.

    In May Industrial Relations Minister Vince Lester put a submission to Cabinet on public service membership in a bid to thwart people having to be part of a union to work in the public service.

    These remain sound policies.

  87. lotocoti

    How do you probe a photo?

    Bob Guccione took the answer to his grave.

  88. The first cut to power to manage demand should be the disconnection of all parliaments (and parliamentary offices) and public service offices.

    Lead by example Josh.

  89. Roger

    The couple said in a joint statement, “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”

    Obama publicly honoured Bill Clinton with a Medal of Freedom.

  90. Even if you accept climate change is real Australia can make no difference and is going to virtue signal by killing industry, mining and jobs all for no effect.

  91. Snoopy

    This is the president who gave the eulogy at Ted Kennedy’s funeral

    This Ted Kennedy, the Democrat lion of the Senate?

    A year later came the dark waters of Chappaquiddick, Ted Kennedy driving off a bridge, escaping death while his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. The incident left a blemish on the Kennedy family legacy that many people thought would never be erased.

    The youngest Kennedy son was a man whose life was a patchwork of just such startling contradictions:

    The callow youth who was kicked out of Harvard for cheating, only to be given an honorary degree there 60 years later.

    The unwavering liberal icon who forged working relationships and warm friendships with Senate uber-Republicans such as Utah’s Orrin Hatch, Wyoming’s Mike Enzi and Arizona’s John McCain.

    The reckless, hard-drinking thrill-seeker prowling Georgetown bars at night while accumulating an unmatched record of achievement in the Senate during the day.

    The straying husband but devoted father and uncle.

    A surprise to see John McCain get a mention.

  92. Geriatric Mayfly

    I’m surprised the Royal Commission decided not to look into it…

    The Slapper made sure that the Royal Commission could not wander too close to forbidden territory.

  93. herodotus

    ABC The World Today
    It’s all hands to the propaganda pumps to counter the Abbottbeast’s fresh onslaught against Climate Change – formerly known as Global Warming.
    First we had Frightenberg announcing power rationing during summer, with lots of dressing up as some sort of enlightened and beneficial money-saving scheme instead of the admission of failure that it is.
    Then they trotted out Richard Thornton of the Bushfire and Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre, who have been warning of worse bushfires every year since they were created in 2013. They use the word “sustainable” rather a lot in their mission statement. A quick perusal of the site doesn’t reveal much about the basic problems of national parks, fuel build up, and lack of burn-offs.
    Then we had another report on a “wildfire” in California – nothing new about those.
    The yanks have been having fires and using aircraft to fight such fires from way back before AGW became a necessary ingredient of all such reports. The film Always (1989) was about such things. 72 Hours In Oakland was based on the 1991 fires.

    Next up: Can’t let them Russkies interfering with our beloved democratic processes die as a story. More about fake news emanating from places in the former soviet union! They have “troll farms”! We have them right here, often government funded and masquerading as national broadcasters.

  94. Stimpson J. Cat

    My missus worked for a family with a kid at the same pre-school as Harvey back in the 90s. She described him as “grotesquely reptilian and obviously cold blooded”.

    Reptilians Confirmed!!!!

  95. Baldrick

    What a country!

    Victoria Police has confirmed it is investigating the distribution of an image showing a topless woman wearing a 2017 AFL premiership medal, which the woman has reportedly described as revenge pornography.
    Detectives from the Yarra Crime Investigation Unit began their probe after the photograph began circulating online.
    The ABC has decided not to republish the image.

    But here it s anyway.

  96. Stimpson J. Cat

    For those who don’t know, Asia’s father is Dario Argento.

  97. Snoopy

    But here it s anyway.

    Maybe it’s me, but that photo doesn’t look pornographic. The black squares are offensive, though.

  98. Mother Lode

    Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, say they are “disgusted” by revelations of sexual abuse and harassment being leveled at Harvey Weinstein.

    Indeed.

    They will never forgive the person who let this all out.

  99. Stimpson J. Cat

    He really is a thin skinned wanker.

    Or, a more believable possible theory is that he loves laughing at people who are innately ridiculous by acting like a heel, thus being in constant control of the press narrative.
    I prefer this theory.
    It explains everything.
    I call it “The Stimpson WWE Theory”.

  100. Watching Paul Murray Live is bait like self-flagellation – its great when I stop. (I imagine).
    Last night was great when Bronnie climbed into a labor politician for his war medals imbroglio.
    It descended into farce when Fiona Scott tried to rebut Tony Abbot’s global warming speech by claiming the Great Smog of London in 1952 was evidence of carbon emissions.
    It was evidence of soot you silly girl.

  101. Anthony

    There is obviously no connection between O’bammy, the Clintons and Weinstein. Nobody knows anything. We are so stupid we believe that.
    Someone appears to have pulled the plug to the swamp.

  102. calli

    I wonder if that was the point of the hysterical Pussygate distraction squirrel?

    Trump’s comment was crass but true, and that truth set the cat amongst the rats.

  103. Baldrick

    The latest tactic of the Yes campaign – copy the Coalition for Marriage logo and name and put out bogus tweets, and it’s classy stuff.
    Like this.

  104. Myrddin Seren

    Further to Fisky’s posts overnight on Theresa May’s latest effort:

    Theresa May‏Verified account
    @theresa_may
    Today, I launch a world-leading project on the impact of ethnicity on people’s lives.
    Time to tackle injustice.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-launches-world-leading-project-on-impact-of-ethnicity-on-everyday-life

    If you read the linked UK gov presser, it is not a ‘project’ in the sense of a research project. eg ‘why do various groups who can be categorised on a race basis exhibit different outcomes in society ?’

    God forbid anyone in government go near an idea of race leads to outcomes.

    Nor is there any apparent notion of cultural issues that may impact on how racial groups from various cultures have different outcomes.

    eg why do Muslim Pashtun men overwhelmingly figure in the commission of sex crimes against young, vulnerable girls ?

    The ‘project’ is premised upon the already arrived at conclusion that the UK is a virulently racist society

    and that Theresa May has called upon herself to

    She will tell them the audit will become an “essential resource in the battle to defeat ethnic injustice” which must be confronted at all levels of society – from central government to local communities.

    this audit means that for society as a whole – for government, for our public services – there is nowhere to hide.

    This is going to be a pushback at the Deplorables and the Leavers.

    Combine it with 15 years gaol terms for

    those who view despicable terrorist content online, including jihadi websites, far-right propaganda* …. face the full force of the law,” said Rudd.

    and get ready to take it good and hard for the temerity of voting for Brexit.

    In a couple years time I expect to see Theresa May handing a civics award to some young kid for her courage in denouncing her grandparents for having old copies of ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ and ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ in their cottage. Which cottage will probably be seized by the government as part of the reparations for the crime of ‘ethnic injustice’ and given to a family of illegals.

    * One just notes that, absent a specific definition, when Steve Bannon left the White House and returned to Breitbart, every news report I saw here referred to Breitbart as ‘far right’. On this basis, expect reading James Delingpole to be a hate crime by 2020.

  105. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The latest tactic of the Yes campaign – copy the Coalition for Marriage logo and name and put out bogus tweets, and it’s classy stuff.
    Like this.

    Something arrived in my letterbox today that looked like an official ABS doc reminding everyone to vote YES.

    It was from Labor.

  106. Senile Old Guy

    Trump’s policy is always to hit back. He learned it from the Trump family lawyer. I read an interesting account of it. This is the exact opposite of what Western ‘conservatives’ have been conditioned to do.

    Exactly. It is also smashing the SJWs over the head. He knows…

    SJWs Always Double Down: Anticipating the Thought Police

    …so whack them until they stop. I read that book yesterday; short but nicely done. And worth enduring the Kindle/Amazon stuffed up sign on process to get.

  107. Crossie

    Watching Paul Murray Live is bait like self-flagellation – its great when I stop. (I imagine).
    Last night was great when Bronnie climbed into a labor politician for his war medals imbroglio.
    It descended into farce when Fiona Scott tried to rebut Tony Abbot’s global warming speech by claiming the Great Smog of London in 1952 was evidence of carbon emissions.
    It was evidence of soot you silly girl.

    I watched that as well and just barely restrained myself from throwing something at the TV when Foolish Fiona expounded about the smog. She brings nothing to any panel on which she sits. No wonder someone that silly lost her seat at the last election.

  108. Stimpson J. Cat

    Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, say they are “disgusted” by revelations of sexual abuse and harassment being leveled at Harvey Weinstein.

    So disgusted they organized for their dopesmoking daughter to intern with him.

  109. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    “climate change is real”.

    And it’s spectacular.

  110. mh

    Lorne Michaels Defends SNL’s Silence On Harvey Weinstein: ‘It’s A New York Thing’

    “Saturday Night Live” took on a wide array of current events in this week’s episode, from O.J. Simpson’s prison release to the mass shooting in Las Vegas. But one news story didn’t make the cut: the sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

    “SNL” writers had prepared multiple jokes about the alleged misconduct, a source told The New York Times. But, according to the Times, the skits were pulled at the last minute “because the material seemed to fall flat with the show’s studio audience” during a dress rehearsal. In the end, there were no mentions of the story on the show, even in its news-focused “Weekend Update” skit.

    When asked about the omission, “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels told the Daily Mail that, “it’s a New York thing.” The Times’ source explained that Michaels meant that the allegations might not be familiar to a national audience.

  111. John64

    She brings nothing to any panel on which she sits.

    Not even sex appeal. One thing Mr Rabbit definitely got wrong.

  112. Roger

    At least Theresa May is reducing immigration, as is every country in the Anglosphere except Australia, where Peter Dutton is considering accelerating and outsourcing the program.

    Say goodbye to the Australia you grew up in.

  113. Mother Lode

    Trump’s comment was crass but true, and that truth set the cat amongst the rats.

    I saw some article linked to by Drudge where the author finishes of with the hanging question: “What about the serial sexual harasser in the White House?”

    Was there anything that even resembled truth apart from what he said about groupies in a private conversation years before?

    Remember during the election, when the Dumacrats were frantically trying to find something for the press to run with they started wheeling out all his ‘victims’? They all seem to have disappeared – and you would expect at least a few images of frumpy activists in boiler suits lobbing all sorts of claims to an enthusiastic MSM desperate to get that unflinchingly truculant President in trouble.

  114. Crossie

    Looks like Frydenberg has decided to go down with the HMAS Waffleworth. I guess he figures he will be in Opposition so long he can just start mouthing all the old Lieboral mantras and resurrect himself as a Conservative again down the track and people will have forgotten all this crap.

    Frydenberg miscalculated. Young kids are not Liberal voters, they are mostly middle aged and serious adults who tend to have very long memories. His problem is that his is an inner city electorate full of Green leaning lightweights.

  115. calli

    Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, say they are “disgusted” by revelations of sexual abuse and harassment being leveled at Harvey Weinstein.

    That can be read two ways.

  116. Brendyn Wilson

    thefrolickingmole @12.09

    Eltons or Newcrest

    Cheers

  117. calli

    Rabz
    #2520323, posted on October 11, 2017 at 1:07 pm
    LOL.

    The witches’ hat is a nice touch. Give that obstruction a wide berth!

  118. zyconoclast

    At least Theresa May is reducing immigration,…

    Do you have the stats for this?

  119. mh

    Alan Jones talks to former NSW Premier Bob Carr about Sydney’s population explosion

    http://www.2gb.com/podcast/former-premier-warns-that-sydney-is-bursting-at-the-seams/

  120. I wonder if that was the point of the hysterical Pussygate distraction squirrel?

    Trump’s comment was crass but true, and that truth set the cat amongst the rats.

    Interestingly, the Weinstein revelations happened exactly a year after the release of the Access Hollywood tapes. Trump probably has enough dirt on the Globalist Gimps to ruin them, the entire Hollywood progtard complex look like utter fools right now and the Dems must be reeling at all the pics of Weinstein with HRC and TMN.
    Was this revenge and a warning shot?

  121. Roger

    Do you have the stats for this?

    Net immigration down to 246 000 in the last 12 months (just above Australia’s annual intake, btw).

    May’s target is 100 000.

    Makes her unpopular in her party but she’s sticking to it.

  122. Rabz

    I watched that as well and just barely restrained myself from throwing something at the TV when Foolish Fiona expounded about the smog. She brings nothing to any panel on which she sits.

    And Jeannie Parrot does?

    People, stop inflicting that monstrous j’ism on yerselves. It can’t be good for the psyche.

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    SJWs Always Double Down: Anticipating the Thought Police

    Voxday is a hypocritical joke of a personality cult leader.
    He is a ridiculous laughingstock.

  124. thefrolickingmole

    Brendyn Wilson

    Neither, Parties and Orgies (P&O) was working in the kitchen at the time.

  125. Rabz

    This Weinerstein debacle is the gift that keeps on giving. If Fatty Trump is behind it all he is an absolute bloody legend.

  126. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    At least Theresa May is reducing immigration, as is every country in the Anglosphere except Australia, where Peter Dutton is considering accelerating and outsourcing the program.

    Say goodbye to the Australia you grew up in.

    The housing ponzi ain’t going to ponzi itself.

  127. harrys on the boat

    Trump’s policy is always to hit back. He learned it from the Trump family lawyer. I read an interesting account of it. This is the exact opposite of what Western ‘conservatives’ have been conditioned to do. Almost all of them take their abuse in ‘good grace’ – meaning they surrender to the left. and expect to be rewarded for it. A reward can come – but only after they’ve been beaten. Trump hits back.

    Spot on. Similar to the companies who either cower to negative social media or retaliate.

  128. Something arrived in my letterbox today that looked like an official ABS doc reminding everyone to vote YES.

    It was from Labor.

    Utter corruption.

  129. Courier Mail has front page story about CFMEU thugs behaviour at a mine in Oakey…Rent on 3 bedroom house went from $30 to $60 a week and motel type accommodation which included food went from $24 to $48. Miners on $150-180,000 a year.

    Get back to work you lazy, overpaid thuggish cnuts. You’re on three times the average salary working for half the year and not having to pay the exorbitant costs everyday folk have to – food, rent, mortgage etc. Bet your power is paid for too.

    These thieving semi-skilled scum are essentially earning 5 times what a nurse makes and think they’re worth it when all they’ve done is intimidate and extort their way to wealth they don’t deserve.

  130. Rabz

    Anyone participating in the Rio Tinto buyback?

    Wondering whether to get involved or not.

  131. Andreas

    Well Labor got away with imitating Medicare so why not the ABS?

  132. jupes

    Interesting theory on why the NYT went after Weinstein.

    Makes sense.

  133. mh

    Trump’s policy is always to hit back. He learned it from the Trump family lawyer. I read an interesting account of it.

    Trump explains his philosophy under the chapter ‘Revenge’ in his book Think Big.

  134. Chris

    Interestingly, the Weinstein revelations happened exactly a year after the release of the Access Hollywood tapes. Trump probably has enough dirt on the Globalist Gimps to ruin them, the entire Hollywood progtard complex look like utter fools right now and the Dems must be reeling at all the pics of Weinstein with HRC and TMN.
    Was this revenge and a warning shot?

    Over at Instapundit, two stories play on this.
    1) Dems are in a civil war – the protection being withdrawn from Weinstein is because the Hillary half of the Dems are losing to the crazy Left.
    2) The whole Wussia craziness and recent stuff may be about the journalists being played, and Putin attempting to undermine and get repealed the Magnitsky Act. If you haven’t heard much about Magnitsky Act, read the article and get Red Notice by Bill Browder, the best thriller you will read and its all true!

  135. herodotus

    Bernardi’s Latest:

    Just when I thought politics couldn’t disappoint any further, I see more half-baked proposals to fix our broken electricity system.

    The system was broken by the actions of the very same politicians who now claim they can fix it. Such was the hysteria about ‘needing to do something about climate change’, successive governments and their collaborators in the opposition have done incredible damage to our economic prospects.

    For decades, Australians benefited from cheap and reliable electricity fuelled by the bountiful supply of coal. This cheap coal and cheap electricity provided us with our greatest economic advantage. That has now been sacrificed at the altar of climate change.
    In South Australia, where the Labor party, the Liberal opposition and the Xenophons have all embraced massive renewable energy targets, we have the most expensive electricity anywhere in the world. The subsidies tipped into the renewable energy sector makes it unprofitable for 24-7, 365 day base load power solutions to operate when the sun shines and the wind blows.

    You can’t turn a coal fired generator on and off to cater to the whims of wind and sunbeams, leaving gas as the only real alternative. Unfortunately, these same politicians have limited the exploration of gas and other fuels to accommodate more green lunacy – meaning our gas supplies are limited and the price has risen accordingly.

    After trashing our energy market and economy, the powers-that-be are now doubling the bet and gambling your future – again.

    SA Labor are spending $100 million on diesel generators for a couple of summers and another $50 million on a battery that will basically power the state for a few minutes. Not to be outbid in this energy roulette, the SA Liberal opposition have just announced $100 million on subsidising batteries in homes.

    The simple maths is that (depending on the battery itself) it costs more for battery storage power than buying it off the grid. This makes the Weatherill and Marshall energy bids just more political and uneconomic boondoggles, shepherded into public acceptance with the unaccountable snake-oil promise of ‘lower power prices’. If you then add the limited lifespan, disposal issues and the explosive potential of lithium-ion batteries, it becomes a heady mix of political froth and waste – at your expense.

    But if you think this foolishness is limited to the State arena you will need to think again. This morning The Australian newspaper speculates that the Federal government is set to announce they will pay you not to use electricity. This is a very special approach….if special means unbelievably dumb!

    Now I am not one of them, but some readers really have bought into the man-made climate change myth and the associated falsehoods.

    They want to see us meet the carbon dioxide reductions demanded by the Paris agreement and agreed to by the Turnbull government. Amazingly, these same people aren’t all that enthusiastic about the zero emissions solution provided by the nuclear option which suggests emissions reductions aren’t really their end goal. It seems the blind pursuit of ideology is what it is all about.

    But here is another option.

    Over a twenty year period, Australian taxpayers will be slugged $60 billion to subsidise the unreliable and intermittent renewable energy sector. This method of wasting money has zero prospect of meeting the Paris accord demands. However, if we spent that money building twenty-five 800MwH new-generation HELO coal fired power stations, not only would we meet our emissions reduction targets – we would have baseload, affordable energy to boot.

    Even better, if we provided contractual and operational certainty to private enterprise, they would build them without the government borrowing any more money. Surely that is a better way!

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone participating in the Rio Tinto buyback?

    I’m hanging onto my Rio’s .

  137. Senile Old Guy

    Their ABC pushing their SJW agenda:

    A child rights organisation is calling for gendered school uniforms to be banned following new research that finds Australian girls have a bleak view of gender equality. Plan International surveyed more than 1,700 girls aged 10-17 for its “Dream Gap” report and found the vast majority didn’t think they were treated equally to boys. The survey — released on International Day Of The Girl — also found that girls’ perceptions of equality consistently dropped as they reached their later teens.

    Well, it is what they think; not what they actually experience. Who knows how they are treated? I am always very suspicious of surveys about “equality” based on what people think. And, if you look at the results, you might have a different view of how “vast” the differences were. And, oddly, the survey did not ask the girls what they thought about uniforms.

    And what about Plan International Australia? Their people appear to be fairly left wing. And reviews give the company 3/5 at “https://www.glassdoor.com.au”: not stellar.

  138. struth

    Isn’t it funny watching people dismiss a president for doing something that ultimately results in a big win.

    Who said that he shouldn’t involve himself in football players disrespecting the flag of the country of which he is President.

    I would argue that he had a duty to do precisely that.

    Virtue signalling and the left aren’t going to be beaten by being nice.
    Our civilisation is sick and in terrible decline, caused totally by the culture war being raged, and people pompously (and always end up being Monty style wrong) jump to bring him down, and fall flat on their rakes.

    I am not against criticising Trump.
    But surely those tending toward TDS should have learned by now, that they should be quiet and watch and really learn something.
    He’s got eight years in the white house for sure.
    He’s showing us how it’s done.

  139. Rabz

    A child rights organisation

    A creepy collective of perverts, more like. Sickening.

  140. Get paid to turn off the aircon

    What a joke of a country. Elderly people are going to die because of this moronic bipartisan policy.

  141. Rabz

    and always end up being Monty style wrong

    Yep. The Malmo kid spectacularly beclowns himself (again).

  142. Joe

    A child rights organisation

    There is only one child rights organisation:
    A Mother and a Father in a Marriage – and even that goes wrong sometimes.

  143. Get paid to turn off the aircon

    Does that mean I get paid when the aircon is off because of a blackout?

  144. Rabz

    Does that mean I get paid when the aircon is off because of a blackout?

    IR, do you have any use for carbon credits? That probably what the preposterous monumental dunderheads are planning on “paying” people.

  145. C.L.

    Plan International surveyed more than 1,700 girls aged 10-17 for its “Dream Gap” report and found the vast majority didn’t think they were treated equally to boys.

    Plan International was founded by communist John Langdon-Davies. He was a zealous supporter of the priest and nun-murdering Republicans during the Spanish Civil War.

  146. Mother Lode

    Correct, IR.

    And the money they don’t get charged for the power they did not use calibrate alas a payment.

    The same way. The government calls a tax increase a ‘saving’.

  147. Roger

    Elderly people are going to die because of this moronic bipartisan policy.

    From Bernardi’s newsletter today:

    “Over a twenty year period, Australian taxpayers will be slugged $60 billion to subsidise the unreliable and intermittent renewable energy sector. This method of wasting money has zero prospect of meeting the Paris accord demands. However, if we spent that money building twenty-five 800MwH new-generation HELO coal fired power stations, not only would we meet our emissions reduction targets – we would have baseload, affordable energy to boot. Even better, if we provided contractual and operational certainty to private enterprise, they would build them without the government borrowing any more money. Surely that is a better way!”

  148. struth

    Dear Australian government.

    I have just ordered 40 air conditioners.
    I will not be turning any of them on.
    If you find there is anything else you wish to pay people not to use, is it possible to send me a quick email letting me know what they are.
    I wish to comply with this new incentive to the upmost, to do my bit for the environment.

  149. Mother Lode

    WTF? ‘Calibrate alas’?

    “counts as”

    Fun king iPhone.

  150. srr

    James Woods‏Verified account @RealJamesWoods 2h2 hours ago

    Drip. Drip. Drip. #DWS going to jail?
    https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/917908735758163968

  151. struth

    Who could have foreseen that the Greens who even today don’t have wide appeal will have such influence on our pollies that they would destroy our energy industry to the point where people in the suburbs will no longer be able to afford air conditioners?

    They don’t.

    It’s the U.N. influencing our pollies.

    People better wake up to this soon.

  152. Mother Lode

    Who knew that being ‘agile’ and ‘innovative’ was going to be such a turd burger?

  153. How is a lamb different to a puppy ?.”

    Baaa. Woof.

    Next question.

  154. H B Bear

    May is just a political corpse blowing in the wind waiting for someone to come along and cut her down. Sad. But predictable.

  155. Mike of Marion

    Top Ender and/or other Cat military historians.

    The 3rd US Infantry Regiment – The Old Guard – the sentinels at the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” at Arlington National Cemetery.

    The “21 Step Movement”.

    Is that a very specific form of ‘crouched and closed march’ technique specifically for the sentinels? The crouched, almost slowed and absolutely deliberate form appears unique to this guard duty.

  156. We have immense reserves of brown coal. Yet, we have decommissioned coal-fired power plants. And now there is the real possibility of blackouts over summer. Under normal circumstances, an Opposition would be able to call the government to account but because this is supported by the Opposition too, we are going to have to suffer without any correction. Our only hope is that Bernardi can cultivate some discontent but this will be thwarted by the PR wing of the UniParty, the Australian MSM.

  157. Siltstone

    Anyone participating in the Rio Tinto buyback?

    Wondering whether to get involved or not.

    Only get involved if you want to sell and think Rio will pay you more than on-market price (and why would they do that?).

  158. H B Bear

    LOL

    Is the traffic cone there in case Rusty turns around too quick and knocks someone over with his gut?

  159. Roger

    Our only hope is that Bernardi can cultivate some discontent but this will be thwarted by the PR wing of the UniParty, the Australian MSM.

    The oft repeated adage is that Australians don’t care where their power comes from as long as it is reliable and affordable.

    If this summer is as bad as predicted, Bernardi is going to make a lot of sense to people.

  160. He’s got eight years in the white house for sure.
    He’s showing us how it’s done.

    And that’s the tip of the iceberg.

    Watch him singlehandedly destroy Obozocare.

    Watch him destroy ISIS.

    Watch him isolate Iran.

    What the American left continue to be outed one by one.

    Watch the big enemies lose their buffer.

    Watch him destroy them.

    The fun is only just beginning.

  161. Chris

    The fun is only just beginning.

    I reckon its not possible for one person to defeat the establishment.
    If he is to keep winning he needs many million voters prepared to smash the power when they tear him down.

  162. Tom

    Has there ever been another PM who knew so little about politics (Paywallian)?:

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected calls from two of the nation’s most renowned economic reformers to wind back Australia’s commitment to the Paris climate accord.

    Mr Turnbull said Australia was “on track” to meet its commitment to cut emissions by between 26 per cent and 28 per cent by 2030.

    “Australia is a nation that when it makes international commitments of this kind it keeps them,” Mr Turnbull told reporters in Sydney this morning.

    “You keep the lights on, you ensure people can afford to keep them on and you meet your emission reduction commitments”.

    The Australian today reported Keating government adviser Fred Hilmer and Gary Banks, the inaugural Productivity Commission chairman, called on the government to wind-back its Paris emissions-reduction agreement and revive a market-based mechanism to curb greenhouse gases.

    The pair said they had all but given up on rational reform in the energy market.

    Mr Turnbull would not be drawn on whether former prime minister Tony Abbott was undermining his government, after Mr Abbott this week made a speech in London claiming global warming could be a good thing because “far more people die in cold snaps”.

    Mr Abbott’s comments, to the Global Warming Policy Forum, we’re labelled as “loopy” by the ALP and the Greens and many of Mr Abbott’s supporters in government would not publicly stand by his claims.

    Regarding Mr Abbott, Mr Turnbull told reporters: “I’ll leave the policy stuff to you”.

    “You can write whatever you like.”

    Mr Turnbull said there had been “too much idiocy” in the energy political debate.

    He said there had been too much sloganeering and not enough action, but went on to repeatedly use the phrase “engineering and economics” when asked about the solution.

  163. Oh come on

    Weinstein is screwed either way. If he sues the NYT they can subpoena all those ex Weinstein staff who were paid hush money and signed agreements to keep quiet about his predations and they can – in fact, must – bear witness to their experiences, unless they want to perjure themselves, which ain’t going to happen. They are not bound by the non-disclosure agreements they signed if called as witnesses in court.

    So, Weinstein either sues the NYT and all of his former staffers who were ‘alleged’ victims of his sexual predations get to tell their stories one by one, which I suspect will *not* end up well for Weinstein, and will worsen his predicament markedly. Alternatively, he drops his plans to sue the NYT and everyone draws the obvious conclusion that you’d draw given such a reversal.

    Oh, and of course anyone else who wants to take legal action against Weinstein could also subpoena his former employees who can testify against him without having to worry about the non-disclosure agreements they signed.

    The situation is excellent.

    What would be even better is if Weinstein writes a book exposing all the hypocrites who are now madly distancing themselves against him and claiming ignorance of his behaviour. Perhaps he could expose them as liars and offer evidence that they knew full well about his reputation. I’d love to see the leftist Hollywood elite ripping each other to shreds over this – that would be the best case scenario.

  164. notafan

    I suspect Milo here is admitting that his relationship is not truly marriage.


    Milo continues along his own unique path

  165. notafan

    Mr Trumble is a wilfully clueless bint.

  166. jupes

    Mr Turnbull said there had been “too much idiocy” in the energy political debate.

    Finally. The idiot says something we can all agree on.

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Some comedian – he knows who he is, he’ll keep – has very kindly presented me with a copy of Alan Bond’s autobiography.

    It seems the loss of 1.2 billion dollars from Bell Group wasn’t asset stripping after all – it was such a clever deal, all quite legal, but the forces of law and order were too dense to realize the cleverness of it all, used ugly words like “corporate theft” and “Australia’s largest corporate theft” and sent poor Alan to jail for four years.

    I don’t know much about drugs, but what would you be on, to have such delusions?

  168. calli

    What would be even better is if Weinstein writes a book exposing all the hypocrites who are now madly distancing themselves against him and claiming ignorance of his behaviour.

    The Plant Whisperer will have to be very, very careful then.

  169. C.L.

    From Bernardi’s newsletter today:

    Over a twenty year period, Australian taxpayers will be slugged $60 billion to subsidise the unreliable and intermittent renewable energy sector. This method of wasting money has zero prospect of meeting the Paris accord demands. However, if we spent that money building twenty-five 800MwH new-generation HELO coal fired power stations, not only would we meet our emissions reduction targets – we would have baseload, affordable energy to boot. Even better, if we provided contractual and operational certainty to private enterprise, they would build them without the government borrowing any more money. Surely that is a better way!

    The question is why?
    Why does the government refuse to hit the home-run of doing precisely this?
    The answer is they fear the ABC and Waleed Aly and Fairfax and Twitter noise machine. And the noise machine’s interest in this subject is fueled by pride. They cannot allow that they were wrong and that Abbott/Plimer/Bernardi/Bolt were right. That’s the only reason.
    But still, why?
    Why won’t the Liberals go over their heads and direct to a public utterly sick and tired of all this?

  170. srr

    🙂

    I wonder if that was the point of the hysterical Pussygate distraction squirrel?

    Trump’s comment was crass but true, and that truth set the cat amongst the rats.

    Again, Trump has always been a vary, productively busy man.

    He wasn’t stroking his ego.

    He was on reconnaissance 😉 –

    Every Single Donald Trump TV and Movie Cameo Ever

  171. C.L.

    If you’re like me and have no idea what a Blockchain/ledger etc is, here’s an explanatory article.
    I still have no idea what it means but there you go.

  172. Why won’t the Liberals go over their heads and direct to a public utterly sick and tired of all this?

    Because, as frequently mentioned, the Liberals are malevolently stupid.

  173. struth

    It doesn’t matter what happens, Turnbull will not go against one U.N. agreement, policy or agenda, as again demonstrated.
    This has nothing to do with the Australian Greens.

    The greens and the U.N are, of course, all anti western , global socialists, but only the U.N. is a concern to Mal.
    He and his ego and destiny are much bigger than the concerns of some piddling dump in the South Pacific he had to take power from, dishonestly.

    YOU WILL NEVER FIX THE POWER CRISIS WITH MAL OR MANY OTHERS IN THE P M CHAIR.

    You will get delay tactics and words until it is too late, which it , really, already is.

    Abbott is a dickhead, but not a U.N. dickhead.

    Only western countries cause global warming according to the global socialist U.N.
    Only western countries must open their borders according to the global socialist U.N.

    Our industry is being closed down, our power switched off, and any foul cultured stains upon humanity are being brought in at an alarming rate, getting around the will of the people.

    If you think Milo will get into this stasi shit hole, I got fifty says he won’t.
    If you think they are going to have No get up on the survey and win, I’ve got another fifty.

    it’s nearly all over.
    The socialist revolution will be upon us quicker than expected, and the Liberals won’t give a shit.

    It will be all Camay………..(Tahiti looks nice this time of year) and bubbles for them and a villa on the riviera, and a million dollar pad next to Kev 07 in NY.
    And that’s not an exaggeration in the slightest.

    Malcom must go and we must quit the U.N.
    Anyway possible, but it must happen, or out country is finished and the lives of our children ruined.

  174. Mother Lode

    Is there a law of debating that whenever lefties lose they go the ad hom?

    Partly.

    Lefties consider themselves very intelligent. Certainly more intelligent than all those people who have lived before (who did not see as clearly as them) and all those alive now.

    They are, in fact, painfully aware that the collectivists traits the left has are not actually within themselves. While they see a uniform, bonded mass which they want to be part of they also have a residual inner-world that makes them separate.

    So they pretend. They all pretend, and they all take each others’ pretense as the real left, and they are all afraid.

    When they argue they are pretending. If you defeat them in an argument you are giving the whole game away. In desperation they fall back to the childishness that they never grew out of because they never grew up, just mimicked what they thought grown up looked like.

    It is also why they fight so dirty, are so cruel, so lacking in empathy. Their essence is not a self, but a drive to conceal a self. The former gives strength, the latter saps at strength at all times in myriad ways.

    They go the ad hom, because inside they are 5 years-old and scared Mum and Dad are going to catch them.

  175. struth

    Why won’t the Liberals go over their heads and direct to a public utterly sick and tired of all this?

    The U.N.

  176. Chris

    Mother Lode, that explanation of Lefties is just beautiful. Thank you.

  177. Snoopy

    Why won’t the Liberals go over their heads and direct to a public utterly sick and tired of all this?

    Most of them honestly believe the Reef will die if we don’t decarbonise. That’s the sad truth.

  178. struth

    When people are rich enough, you can buy your way into any country.
    We pay our politicians more than any others on the face of the earth.

    We worry about where they came from without thinking about where they are going, once they’ve looted us, and how we enabled it.

  179. C.L.

    Queensland Premier refuses to take action against child rape threats:

    PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has described the behaviour being used by CFMEU protesters at the Oakey North mine as unacceptable but she will not personally admonish the affiliated union over the incidents.

    Her comments come following explosive security reports that revealed CFMEU protesters threatened to rape children and physically punish those refusing to support its three-month siege at the mine.

    “It is not acceptable for anyone to use threatening behaviour. I don’t care whether that person is from the business community, a member of the public or a member from the union movement,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “Intimidating behaviour is not acceptable full stop.

    “I would expect everyone to comply with the law of Queensland.”

    But when asked if she would personally speak to the union about the behaviour Ms Palaszczuk responded: “I think that’s a matter for them”.

    And I had to laugh at these union fags calling people “scabs.”
    Honestly, who could give a single shit about being a “scab” in 2017?

  180. C.L.

    It is a serious criminal offence to use a carriage service to threaten to rape people.
    Why hasn’t Malcolm Turnbull tasked the AFP to make an arrest?

  181. Gab

    Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, say they are “disgusted” by revelations of sexual abuse and harassment being leveled at Harvey Weinstein.

    Umm, sure they do. How many times was Weistein invited to the White House by the Obamas?

    13 times and it’s taken the Obamas nearly a week to say something on the same day Hillary sort of denounces the Winestain.

  182. Why hasn’t Malcolm Turnbull tasked the AFP to make an arrest?

    The CFMEU has photos.

  183. srr

    FOX Business‏Verified account @FoxBusiness 8h8 hours ago

    #BreakingNews: Dow closes at new record high for 47th time under President Trump

    https://twitter.com/FoxBusiness/status/917843869244329984

  184. Mother Lode

    The CFMEU has photos.

    And not of his doing something exotic but morally suspect.

    They just have photos of him being an disappointing boring turd.

    Photos of him sitting in a cardigan and fluffy-bunny slippers arranging his collection of lint; of him in font of a mirror plucking at nose hairs with Lucy’s back-hair shears; and of him watching an ABC arts program with a cup of kale flavoured Quik and a carrot carved into the shape of a carrot.

    He aspires of achieving even the mildest hue of notoriety. To be remembered for something…

  185. Baldrick

    A child rights organisation is calling for gendered school uniforms to be banned following new research that finds Australian girls have a bleak view of gender equality. Plan International surveyed more than 1,700 girls …

    Always beware of organisations that conduct their own surveys. It’s about as reliable a survey as the one claiming there is a university rape culture.

  186. They should have a bleak view of gender equality. Nearly everything they are being taught is a lie.

  187. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Queensland Premier refuses to take action against child rape threats:

    That site links to Yasminn Axle Magpie’s words of wisdom on the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas – of all the sanctimonious rubbish I have ever had the misfortune to read, that idiotic bint wins first prize!

  188. Mother Lode

    I love how the Child Rights group claims they are protecting the rights of kids that aren’t actually rights.

    There truly is a savage attack on individual sexuality – by which I mean sexuality that you grow into.

    We have all these dedicated little worms trying to make everything sexual part of a social agenda – which is applied downwards onto kids – the very archetype of the helpless.

    Kids are being pressured to view their sexuality by an outside standard rather than discovering it in themselves. In this way, each kid is going to think the standard (as articulated by some rather twisted folks)is right, and where they are different (individual) that they are freaks.

  189. Lysander

    Honestly, who could give a single shit about being a “scab” in 2017?

    I got called a “scab” about a month ago; I wore it with pride.

  190. monty has been very quiet about Weinstein. Too quiet.

  191. P

    At 11:04am

    The Sydney Anglican Archdiocese are to be applauded. At least there are still a few normals left.

    Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

  192. Top Ender

    The “21 Step Movement…Is that a very specific form of ‘crouched and closed march’ technique specifically for the sentinels?

    Don’t know, sorry Mike – have never studied it.

  193. zyconoclast

    Net immigration down to 246 000 in the last 12 months (just above Australia’s annual intake, btw).

    May’s target is 100 000.

    Makes her unpopular in her party but she’s sticking to it.

    Thanks.

    I wonder what the target date is,

    Still, it’s a 100k too many.

  194. Stimpson J. Cat

    A child rights organisation is calling for gendered school uniforms to be banned

    This is f$cking outrageous.
    One Scotland is enough.

  195. zyconoclast

    Why won’t the Liberals go over their heads and direct to a public utterly sick and tired of all this?

    Because we don’t matter.

  196. Damienski

    Anyone participating in the Rio Tinto buyback?

    Wondering whether to get involved or not

    I had a squizz and my understanding is that the offer will be structured such that Rio buys the shares for a relatively small capital component and a relatively large dividend component. This may minimise capital gains tax implications and maximise imputation credits. There may be some tax benefits for some shareholders depending on their individual circumstances.

    I tried to convince Mrs Ski to sell, but she wants to hang on. She enjoys paying tax more than I do.

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