Monday Forum: November 13, 2017

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  1. DrBeauGan

    Prize: dinner for two at Point Piper with Him and Herself
    (prize may be swapped for a Maccas night for two at winner’s discretion)

    Sod that. If I win it’s going to be the best champagne and a steak dinner.

  2. Top Ender – 7o% YES please.
    The sense of “fair play” is strong in Australians and, unfortunately, many will vote Yes to give gays the same access to weddings as hetrosexuals.
    That’s as far as many will analyse the issue.

  3. P

    TE @4:23pm

    Philippa Martyr – added but has not given a number yet

    Would that be a 57% Yes vote?

  4. Mark from Melbourne

    For some reason, a quote from VDH’s latest piece, From one frenzy to the next, has landed in moderation.

    It is worth a read. Especially for some around here…

    H/T Insty.

  5. Armadillo

    No 50.6% Yes 50.4% + a recount.

  6. Snoopy

    I must say that I’m surprised that Monty so firmly maintains Shorten’s guilt.

  7. If we get a yes win, does that mean that 3% of the population will no longer occupy 97% of movie and mini-series story lines?

  8. ian3029

    Philippa has voted

    Philippa Martyr
    #2552600, posted on November 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm
    My best guesses –
    65% return rate, and results divided thus:
    57% Yes Vote
    40% No Vote
    3% defaced/informal/illegible

  9. Mother Lode

    It’s fun that the more lefty indoctrination these people have had the more they believe. Education is truly making people stupider.

    The universities have long since abandoned education as a goal.

    They are content to dress up in the same manner as earlier, more intellectually curious and rigorous generations, but have on stomach for the work involved. For a while they were treated as intelligent because they were universities, now universities are considered as stupid ill-illumed alumni.

    The current mob don’t even have the confidence to stand up against the patently stupid. They will agree to anything as long as they never have to say “But…”

    It is why their debate is indistinguishable from a 2 year old’s temper tantrum.

  10. ian3029

    Snap P.

    I didn’t scroll up.

  11. Atoms for Peace

    If someone claims citizenship of one of our 500 Australian nations, does that put them in potential breach of s44 ??

  12. Geriatric Mayfly

    Di Natalāy on his hind trotters taking hyperbole into the stratosphere, regarding the poor pets on Manus. The usual Leftist diatribe and sickening in its intention to further inflame the situation, and encourage the moochers.

  13. Harlequin Decline

    My guess on SSM is-

    No 50%, Yes 45%, Informal 5%.

  14. Boambee John

    77% of Democrats with 4 year degrees think sex is not determined at birth!

    And they claim the Republicans are the stupid, anti-science party!

    Sex is determined in all but a very few cases by biology. Look between your legs for a good indicator.

    Gender seems to be a state of mind. For most people, their sex and their gender are the same. Some, however, seem to have mental issues. They need treatment. Dr Stimpy might be able to assist.

    Note that Johns Hopkins no longer does reassignment surgery for ethical reasons. The effects were more harmful than beneficial.

    First, do no harm used to be a medical principle, and should be again. A few malpractice suits might achieve this eminently desirable outcome, and also help to rehabilitate the reputation of lawyers.

  15. Tel

    Add in the percentage of young people who:
    #1 Couldn’t be arsed about sending it in.
    #2 Were too focused on playing with their electronic devices.
    #3 Wouldn’t have a clue about how to post an envelope.

    I’d be guessing quite a few had difficulty checking the post box in the first place, and even more difficulty digging to the bottom of the massive piles of rubbish leaflets and bills.

  16. Geriatric Mayfly

    Peter Dutton should be tried for crimes against humanity Doris Bagshawe is now in full flight, well rehearsed from her days at the Lenin school in Moscow.

  17. My take is that the majority of the 22% that didn’t vote would be soft Yes supporters.

  18. Top Ender

    Betting so far for the SSM Vote Lotto

    (Now with optional sort system given a good boot and fixed)

    Yes – 17 predictions
    No – 25 predictions

    Delta A 97% Yes
    Infidel Tiger 2.0 70/30 Yes/No
    Old School Conservative 70% YES
    Gilas 67% yes
    Senile Old Guy 65% Yes
    m0nty 61% yes
    Snoopy 59% Yes
    Lotocoti 58% Yes
    John64 57% YES / 40% NO / 3% informal
    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) 55% Yes
    Cactus 54.5% Yes
    Chris 53% Yes
    Mark from Melbourne Yes 52/48
    Pete m 51% yes
    Westie woman 50% + 1 Yes
    Tintarella di Luna 50.01% Yes
    incoherent rambler 50-50. Yes to win by 1 vote

    DrBeauGan 98% No
    Carbon Emitter 78% No
    Diogenes 75% no
    Rickw 72% No
    Baldrick 69% No
    Pedro the Ignorant 64% Yes
    P 64% No
    A Lurker 63% No
    Mike of Marion 62% NO
    Top Ender 60% No
    Cannibal 61% No
    Carpe Jugulum 58% No
    Wivenhoe 57% no
    Philippa Martyr 57% Yes
    Stackja 55% NO
    v_maet 54% No
    The Beer Whisperer 53% No
    The Deplorable Barking Toad 52% No
    Lysander 52% NO!
    Peter Castieau 51.6% NO
    Eyrie 51% NO
    Armadillo 50.6% No
    Harlequin Decline 50% No
    Makka 48% No
    OldOzzie 38.8% NO

    Prize: dinner for two at Point Piper with Him and Herself
    (prize may be swapped for a Maccas night for two at winner’s discretion)

  19. C.L.

    The biggest stretch since Kim Jong-Un gave up yoga (and had his instructor run over by a tank) …

    French grammar must be abolished because of Harvey Weinstein:

    The call to arms came amid soul-searching in France over wider gender inequality in society in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

    French teachers push for ‘gender neutral’ grammar.

  20. Myrddin Seren

    ZK2A

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5079783/Counselling-offered-LGBTI-police-officers.html

    Victoria police force – dealing with the issues that really matter.

    VicPol recently shot the Joker and Harley Quinn on private premises for what, at this stage, appears to have been the crime of doing the Horizontal ChaCha hetero-style.

    The future is not looking too rosy in Dan-the-Man’s CFMEU Caliphate.

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just horsing around.

    Man ‘rapes a PONY’ in front of horrified visitors at a kid’s petting zoo in Germany

    The unnamed suspect from Syria is facing charges for violating the Animal Welfare Act and “causing a public nuisance through sexual acts”, police confirmed.

    He faces up to three years in prison or a fine if convicted.

    The kid’s petting farm in Germany’s capital is popular with young families and is home to two ponies, two donkeys, half a dozen sheep and goats as well as chickens, ducks and rabbits.

    I hope he doesn’t contract rabies like those guys in Morocco did.

    via BCF

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Can any of the bush lawyers on the Cat help out?

    Jackie Lambie’s replacement would be next on the Jackie Lambie Network ticket, one Steve Martin. Given that he’s currently Mayor of Devonport, does that count as an “office of profit under the Crown?”

  23. Snoopy

    The call to arms came amid soul-searching in France over wider gender inequality in society in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

    How come Roy Moore is off the hook?

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Top Ender, my late entry. Members and supporters of the Hot Chix Ross Cameron Appreciation Society have been asking around a bit, after our guy predicted more than 80% NO vote early on in the piece. Sadly, we’ve found that there has been so much Lurve in the airwaves and so much sobbing around the place directed at doctors’ wives and footballers WAGS and other vulnerables that regrettably I must put my vote in at 66% YES (or whatever nearest that on the upward trend is still available). I’d still love our guy to be right and a good high NO number to come in. Some insiders who might have heard leaks are saying around 30% NO, thus they are tipping a SSM bill to be presented soon to save Mal’s bacon for another day. However, Lurker’s analysis and the public sector pre-wail preparations mean it might still come in for Ross. Exciting. Gonna put my new hat on tomorrow; just like the Melbourne Cup. 🙂

  25. Cactus

    I am surprised that people here think what will happen runs 17 yes to 25 no. I just don’t think the polls are wrong enough here. The shy Trumper or Brexiter was just 2-4% or so. I think it could be a bit more than that here, but not enough in my opinion for the polls to be wrong enough to have a no vote get up.

  26. Cactus

    Can I add another thing to Malotto?
    I think he will resign after he legislates SSM as he can say it is his signature achievement and his dinner party relevance to the Luvvies secure. I think he has had enough of the stench of failure and he will resign after legislating with this one success.

    Thoughts?

  27. OldOzzie

    So much for being an Aboriginal

    Jacqui Lambie’s Indigenous heritage claims surprise members of Tasmania’s Aboriginal community

    Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie has landed herself in another dispute, this time with leaders of Tasmania’s Aboriginal community.

    The outspoken Senate newcomer claimed in her maiden speech last week that she was related to, if not descended from, a prominent Aboriginal resistance leader of north-eastern Tasmania.

    “I acknowledge and pay my respects to Australia’s Aboriginal traditional owners. I share their blood, culture and history through my mother’s, Sue Lambie’s, family,” Senator Lambie said.

    “We trace our history over six generations to celebrated Aboriginal chieftain of the Tasmania east coast, Mannalargenna.”

    Clyde Mansell, a community elder and acknowledged direct descendant of Mannalargenna, said it was news to him.

    “That’s my family. And she’s not part of it,” he said.

    Jacqui Lambie resigns over dual citizenship scandal as Coalition prepare to refer three MPs to High Court

    A TEARY Jacqui Lambie says politics is a “shambles” after becoming the latest casualty of the citizenship crisis she says will not “end well” for the nation.

    The Tasmainian independent resigned from the Senate shortly after noon confirming she is a dual British citizen by descent.

    “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be here… I do hope to come back”, she told her state election team during an emotional resignation speech.

    She said this morning that she “never thought” she had a problem with her citizenship, and that she believed her family had sorted it out in the past.

    The emotional Senator said the dual citizenship saga was “such a shambles” and would not “end well”. “It’s going to be an absolute cluster,” she said.

    “I was going to say what my father said to me this morning, you can’t keep a bloody Lambie down,” she said.“I won’t be laying down, I’ll just get up and get back on and go again.”

    She said she would not ask the next person on her Senate ticket, Steve Martin, to step aside for her but would seek re-election to federal Parliament.

    British authorities overnight confirmed she is a UK citizen by descent through her Scottish-born father.

    Senator Lambie acknowledged it was her error.

  28. Chris

    Cactus, don’t forget that Monty has called it for Yes.

  29. Senile Old Guy

    Women have long been urged not to drink while pregnant, but new research suggests that drinking at the time of conception could also be risky. Queensland researchers have found women who drink about four standard drinks per day around the time of conception were more likely to put a male child at higher risk of obesity. University of Queensland PhD student Emily Dorey said the studies, done on rats, found male offspring conceived while their mother was affected by alcohol were more likely to seek a high fat diet in later life.

    Another quality study on rats.

  30. Myrddin Seren

    Wow

    Those World Economic Forum p**cks in Davos really are the vanguard of elite misanthropy:

    Even young children can be guilty of racist bias

    Will they get Captain Kangaroo to preside on the kangaroo court trials of toddlers ‘guilty’ of white nationalism ?

  31. Mother Lode

    I hope he doesn’t contract rabies

    Agreed.

    It would be an additional humiliation for the donkey to then get rabies.

  32. Chris

    Well if Mal puts SSM through, he can attribute his last success to an Abbottbeast policy.
    I propose that following the success of Halloween in colonising Australia, we recall the importance of tar and feathers in signifying a political legacy similar to Malcolms. Of course, we ought to give members of the late Liberal Party first go at a real MT pinata.

  33. You are misquoting me, you dishonest worm. I said I was not inclined to believe them at face value. I was indicating, if nothing else, an unwillingness to jump on the #MeToo bandwagon, but as a general rule I am not inclined to believe anyone who makes a claim about anything without knowing further details that might support or disprove their claim. And in this case, I wanted to know more before I made my mind up.

    Hahahaha OCO, you believe a bunch of Infowars crap, as evidenced in the Nov 9 OT where you peddled Sharyl Attkisson rubbish about rock spider rings run out of Italian restaurants and called the theory that it is all a false flag operation by the left a “really intriguing possibility”. Stop pretending you’re not a bog standard conspiracy theorist who will regurgitate anything if it confirms your strong priors. You’re not fooling anyone, except maybe yourself.

  34. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Will they get Captain Kangaroo to preside on the kangaroo court trials of toddlers ‘guilty’ of white nationalism ?

    They’ve got form. Uncle Joe showed how it’s done.

  35. Chris

    Another quality study on rats.

    While no-one misses or complains about cruelty to lawyers and politicians, they are rather more expensive than rats.

  36. Mother Lode

    Pony. Not donkey.

    The camels always fare worst. Those long lazy eyelashes drive bedouin fuckers wild.

  37. Stimpson J. Cat

    I think it could be a bit more than that here, but not enough in my opinion for the polls to be wrong enough to have a no vote get up.

    Like most White people, you have ignored the Ethnic in the room.

    Don’t discount their understated foreign language love for traditional values, even if it sounds like incomprehensible jibber jabber to you and me.
    We must respect their cultures.

  38. C.L.

    Jacqui Lambie’s Indigenous heritage claims surprise members of Tasmania’s Aboriginal community

    I’m surprised Tasmania still has an “Aboriginal community.”

  39. max

    Old School Conservative
    #2552718, posted on November 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm
    Top Ender – 7o% YES please.
    The sense of “fair play” is strong in Australians and, unfortunately, many will vote Yes to give gays the same access to weddings as hetrosexuals.
    That’s as far as many will analyse the issue.

    On the other hand, think about the difficulty of getting support for something like change to the Constitution. Many people are suspicious of pollies by default and vote to leave things as they are.

    The young will vote Yes, but that won’t be enough.

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That poor little pony, you could see it’s just a baby. How on earth does such an idea even enter some young (23 yo) man’s head? And in public?

    Was he just pretending, or actually unzipped and in action? Regardless, words fail.

  41. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Many people are suspicious of pollies by default

    True, but it wasn’t the pollies who were doing the weeping and making the sad-eyed pleas; they just added the ‘it’s time to fix it’ momentum. I think the Aussie ‘fair-play’ argument is likely to explain any YES result.

  42. Geriatric Mayfly

    Was he just pretending, or actually unzipped and in action? Regardless, words fail.

    Now where did I read it yesterday? So much information, so few brain cells left. £60 will satisfy all a man’s needs at dog brothels in Russia. Now remember one and all, there’s no such thing as, ‘The slippery slope.’
    I doubt if even Pompeii had dog brothels.

  43. Stimpson J. Cat

    Man ‘rapes a PONY’ in front of horrified visitors at a kid’s petting zoo in Germany

    Goddamned Bronies.
    They are a plague upon the Earth.

  44. Chris

    I doubt if even Pompeii had dog brothels.

    Spacey for a day.

  45. Gab

    Number of suicides committed by police in France has increased, especially in the last few years.. Gee, I wonder why? /sarc

    https://www.thelocal.fr/20171113/france-hit-by-wave-of-police-suicides-again

  46. OldOzzie

    Same-sex marriage: discriminatory bill won’t get through, Malcolm Turnbull says

    Malcolm Turnbull has warned far-reaching religious protections that are discriminatory would “have virtually no prospect of getting through the parliament” as the Coalition grapples with division over how changes to the Marriage Act should look if the Yes vote succeeds in the postal survey.

    The Prime Minister said amendments could be passed by any MP in the free vote but cautioned he would not support changing laws to increase discrimination, as some fear would happen if parliament passed a bill drafted by Liberal senator James Paterson.

    Senator Paterson’s bill would extend religious protections to allow businesses that provide services to weddings the right to refuse service to gay couples.

    Mr Turnbull said MPs would be free to move “any amendments they want” to a private-members bill that enters the parliament to change the Marriage Act.

    “I don’t believe Australians would welcome, and certainly the government would not countenance the making legal discrimination that is unlawful today,” Mr Turnbull said.

    “The fact is that assuming there is a Yes vote tomorrow — the pollsters will really be rocked if there isn’t — but assuming there is there will be a private-member’s bill and amendments could be moved and if people want to move an amendment of that kind, well they can.

    “I think it would have virtually no prospect of getting through the parliament, but as far as the government is concerned, we are keeping our promise.”

    He said the conservative push for extensive religious protections did not mean his authority was undermined.

    “It is under my prime ministership that all Australians have been given a say on this issue and if the answer is Yes then, as I promised, there will be a free vote and that means that you will have members of my party taking different views to members of the same party and ditto on the Labor side. That is what a free vote means,” he said.

    Divorce ‘teachings protected’

    Attorney-General George Brandis says the protection of religious freedom does not include “other interests” as he warned against creating a “new form of discrimination”.

    “When we talk about the protection of religious freedom, we are talking about the protection of religious freedom, not other interests,” Senator Brandis told Sky News.

    “We are certainly not going to remove one form of discrimination and at the same time instate a new form of discrimination.

    “You can protect religious freedoms ads — our law does — without creating a new form of discrimination.”

    It comes as conservative cabinet minister Mathias Cormann said Dean Smith’s bill was a “good starting point” but further religious protections needed to be added.

    Senator Brandis noted divorce had always against the teaching of the Catholic Church.

    “I’m a member of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Church has always said it will not remarry divorced couples,” he said.

    “Nobody has ever said that the Catholic Church shouldn’t be allowed to teach that according to Catholic doctrine and teaching that it won’t remarry divorced couples in a Catholic Church, so there is no inhibition on churches at the moment in teaching what their view, according to what their faith and doctrine of marriage means.

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Stimps, I don’t think you need worry about Dr. BG disclosing the privacy of someone coming in here with the handle of K. Mahommed. I have an inkling he’d be quite hard to positively identity. 🙂

  48. Pete of Perth

    One for the Perth cats.. (just got back so guess it’s too late.. happening tonight)
    I quote from the blurb “When President Trump first took office, illegal immigration, the labor market and healthcare were key objectives of his administration. Since taking office President Trump has signed 49 Executive Orders. The last American President to sign this many executive orders through to 13 October in his first year of office was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. A number of questions remain: Despite signing a plethora of executive orders, how effective has the 45th President actually been? How far can he push the Republican Party? Does he still have significant support from those who voted for him in the primaries and the election?

    Join us to hear Professor Simon Jackman answer these and other questions.”…

    The Inaugural Presidential Assessment

  49. Mother Lode

    On the button.

    Was the pony of age? Was this another case of ponyfeelyah?

  50. rickw

    That poor little pony, you could see it’s just a baby. How on earth does such an idea even enter some young (23 yo) man’s head? And in public?

    Standard Middle Eastern shoe size IQ and no goats at the petting zoo.

  51. Motelier

    Top Ender.

    I am always late to the party, so my toss at the dartboard of faith landed on a 8, meaning a 8% difference between the yes and no camps.

    After to chatting to all and sundry I find that most people talk up the yes in public and I am pretty sure the Irish showed the way earlier.

    So for me 70% returns, 54% Yes, 46% No. Of course there will be the gnashing of teeth because 30% couldn’t be bothered.

  52. JC

    This could get interesting. It also implicated Mueller.

    Acting on two requests from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Attorney General Jeff Session has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore “certain issues” involving the sale of Uranium One, along with allegations of pay-for-play related to the Clinton Foundation – leaving the door open for the appointment of a separate Special Counsel investigation.

    In a letter exclusively obtained by Fox news, the Justice Department responded to July 27 and September 26 requests from congressional Republicans.

    “The Attorney General has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote.

    “These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General [Rod Rosenstein], as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel,” Boyd wrote.

    Via Fox News:

    The Justice Department does not ordinarily confirm or deny investigations, and Boyd wrote that “this letter should not be construed to do so.”

    The Justice Department’s letter specifically said that some of the topics requested by Goodlatte and other committee members were already being investigated by the department’s Inspector General’s office.

    The letter specifically mentioned allegations related to the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe, including allegations that DOJ and FBI “policies or procedures” were “not followed in connection with, or in actions leading up to or related to” then-FBI Director James Comey’s public announcement to close the Clinton email “matter” on July 5, 2016, or the letter he sent lawmakers on October 28, 2016, about newly discovered Clinton emails, and that those “investigative decisions were based on improper considerations.”

  53. Anthony

    SSM question.
    50% yes, 50% no. 100% don’t give a rat’s arse.

  54. Myrddin Seren

    Clyde Mansell, a community elder and acknowledged direct descendant of Mannalargenna, said it was news to him.

    “That’s my family. And she’s not part of it,” he said.

    Sister-in-Law is a history academic now working in Tassie.

    She says the Mansell clan have an iron grip on who is and is not a ‘Tasmanian Aboriginal’ and the rivers of taxpayer gold that flow therefrom.

    Relates to names in some ships log about Tassie indigines taken aboard a whaler or some such ( CBF Googling ).

    SiL has seen respected historians have their careers destroyed for digging in to research that might contradict the Mansell Narrative.

    Jacqui Jacqui is plainly too déclassé to be allowed in to the Mansell aristocracy and the OPM treasure trove.

  55. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    anyone else who admired the beast

    That would be one of the best euphemisms I’ve ever heard.

  56. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “That’s my family. And she’s not part of it,” he said.

    And there were no other inter-racial couplings in early Tasmania, nary a one?

  57. Myrddin Seren

    “These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General [Rod Rosenstein], as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel,” Boyd wrote.

    So – nothing to see here. Move along. The squirrels are in the next aisle.

  58. Sessions has his top men working on it. Top men.

  59. Geriatric Mayfly

    And I choke up too reading this cant. Does Dodson think he might be next on the chopping block?

    Senator Dodson choked up as he told parliament he was aggrieved to see an indigenous parliamentarian forced out by the constitution.”We have a senator who has come from a terrible history of genocide and denial on the one side–and on the Scottish side, no doubt, has links to Braveheart and other people,” the Labor senator told parliament.”It’s an absolute tragedy that our constitution was written by all these white folks who never bothered to consider and incorporate the first peoples in it.”Senator Dodson said the constitutional crisis was a chance to consider indigenous recognition.There have been calls for a referendum to change section 44 to allow people who don’t actively seek dual citizenship to be eligible for parliament.”For so many conservatives in this part of the world, it is a case of ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’,” Senator Dodson said.”Well, friends, we’ve got some issues here.”Today is a reminder that that side of Jacqui’s heritage is also being denied, as well as her rights as an Australian who fought for this country.” The Oz

  60. “That’s my family. And she’s not part of it,” he said.

    Hey. Howard Johnson was right!
    This can’t be that hard to sort out, there can’t be more than a dozen different surnames in Van Dieman’s Land.
    If they are both from Van Dieman’s Land, one would naturally assume they are related.

  61. feelthebern

    Honduras are paying $7 to beat the Socceroos tomorrow.
    I like those odds.

  62. Ez

    Malcolm Turnbull has warned far-reaching religious protections that are discriminatory would “have virtually no prospect of getting through the parliament” as the Coalition grapples with division over how changes to the Marriage Act should look if the Yes vote succeeds in the postal survey.

    Haven’t we changed our tune from:

    “I just want to reassure Australians that as strongly as I believe in the right of same-sex couples to marry, even more strongly, if you like, do I believe in religious freedom,” Mr Turnbull said.

    “Churches are entitled to marry or not marry whom they please, that is part of religious freedom,” the PM said.

    “My own church— the Catholic Church — will not marry someone who has been married before.”

  63. Baldrick

    The fix is in-
    The Dean Smith Same Sex Marriage Bill is set to be introduced into parliament in the week commencing 27 November. The bill will have precedence over all other general business.
    Page 1
    Page 2
    Undersigned by:
    Dean Smith – Stupid.Fucking.Liberal
    Linda Reynolds – Stupid.Fucking.Liberal
    Penny Wong – Labor
    Louise Pratt – Labor
    Richard Di Natale – Greenfilth
    Janet Rice – Greenfilth
    Skye Kakoschke-Moore – Xenophon Team
    Derryn Hinch – Hinchback
    Jane Hume – Stupid.Fucking.Liberal

  64. C.L.

    Can somebody tell me exactly when Jacquie Lambie went from bogan conservative figure of fun to revered everyman?

  65. Philippa Martyr

    (prize may be swapped for a Maccas night for two at winner’s discretion)

    If I win, I am going by myself. I ain’t sharing.

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    “These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General [Rod Rosenstein], as appropriate

    So Rosenstein is investigating himself

    Ironies abound: who supervised the [Uranium One] Russia investigation? Rod Rosenstein. Who was the FBI director when the Russia probe began in 2009? Robert Mueller. Who was running the FBI when the case ended with a whimper and an apparent cover-up? James Comey. How any of these people can participate with a straight face in an investigation into President Trump’s purportedly nefarious (but, as far as we know, nonexistent) relationship with the Russian regime is beyond me.

    He also appointed Mueller. Do you get this feeling that the swamp is kind of incestuous?

  67. Philippa Martyr

    “My own church— the Catholic Church — will not marry someone who has been married before.”

    No, but they will give them Holy Communion, on a don’t ask-don’t tell basis.

    Hoo boy.

  68. Ez

    Actually, note Turnbull (from September – above) and Brandis (now):

    Turnbull:

    “My own church— the Catholic Church — will not marry someone who has been married before.”

    Brandis:

    “I’m a member of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Church has always said it will not remarry divorced couples,” he said.

    “Nobody has ever said that the Catholic Church shouldn’t be allowed to teach that according to Catholic doctrine and teaching that it won’t remarry divorced couples in a Catholic Church, so there is no inhibition on churches at the moment in teaching what their view, according to what their faith and doctrine of marriage means.

    So the brains-trust got together and agreed on the ‘divorce’ strawman?

    Also, note Brandis’ language: “I’m a member of the Catholic Church” then going on to say, “…according to what their faith and doctrine of marriage means”.

    What an odd turn of phrase for a Catholic. “Their” faith, not “our” faith?

  69. OldOzzie

    Brazil – a nice safe place to go

    Pirelli and McLaren cancel Interlagos test over security fears
    2017 Brazilian Grand Prix

    Pirelli and McLaren have abandoned plans to conduct a two-day tyre test at Interlagos this week due to further security concerns at the Brazilian track.

    Formula One’s official tyre supplier confirmed the cancellation of the test after members of their staff were subjected to a robbery attempt yesterday.

    “Following a robbery attempt, neutralised by Pirelli security, on a Pirelli van at the Interlagos circuit last Sunday – after a weekend where similar episodes occurred with other teams – it has been decided to cancel the tyre test planned on Tuesday and Wednesday on the Brazilian circuit with McLaren.”

    “The decision, shared with McLaren, FIA and Formula One was made in the interest of the safety of the personnel, both McLaren’s and our own, who would have participated in the test.”

    Staff from Mercedes, Sauber, Williams and the FIA also encountered muggings or attempted muggings at gunpoint during the course of the race weekend. Robberies have been a problem at Interlagos for years but the threat to Formula One staff escalated at last weekend’s event.

    The most serious incident occurred on Friday evening. Members of the Mercedes team were forced to surrender their valuable after armed thieves entered a team vehicle and pointed guns at their heads.

    On Saturday the FIA issued a statement in response to the “serious security issue” and promised to increase protection at the track.

    “The circuit has informed all of the events stakeholders that the Sao Paulo police force has taken additional measures after these regrettable incident,” it said. “Heavy police reinforcements will be on duty for the remainder of the event.”

    “We would still like to remind everyone to take appropriate precautions when travelling to and from the circuit, and in particular in the immediate environs of the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace.”

    “In order to minimise risk we would strongly advise that you remove car park passes when exiting the circuit and only reapply them when close to the circuit entry gate. It is also advisable to remove paddock passes and, if possible, to change any clothing with outlet-oriented branding (such as TV networks) before exiting the circuit.”

    McLaren announced it had “jointly decided with Pirelli to cancel this week’s tyre test at Interlagos.”

    “The safety of our people has always been our top priority, and, given recent events, we felt that it was an unnecessary risk to proceed.”

  70. Philippa Martyr

    In fact, I think I will be in Quadrant in December on this very issue of don’t ask, don’t tell in the Catholic Church …

  71. Philippa Martyr

    Brandis:

    “I’m a member of the Catholic Church,

    Resignation forms are now available.

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ”Today is a reminder that that side of Jacqui’s heritage is also being denied, as well as her rights as an Australian who fought for this country.” The Oz

    A transport driver, and a “Traffic Control Specialist” in the Military Police, who hobbled into the Regimental Aid Post, complaining of a bad back, the night before she was deployed to East Timor? Pat Dodson’s backing the wrong donkey here.

  73. Philippa Martyr

    From the Daily Mail:

    The REAL reason Kristina Keneally is abandoning a successful career as a TV host to return to politics

    Umm … the allure of Other People’s Money?

  74. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Can somebody tell me exactly when Jacquie Lambie went from bogan conservative figure of fun to revered everyman?

    McJacquie McJacquie of the Highland might have a hairier box than a lowlland heath and be thicker than a Hereford’s rump, but she was still in the top 5% of Australian politicians.

    Our Parliament is a lesser place for her departure… only because she will be replaced by worse.

  75. Chris

    Our Parliament is a lesser place for her departure… only because she will be replaced by worse.

    A big call.

  76. JC

    Our Parliament is a lesser place for her departure… only because she will be replaced by worse.

    Dude.

  77. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2552822, posted on November 14, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    Can somebody tell me exactly when Jacquie Lambie went from bogan conservative figure of fun to revered everyman?

    McJacquie McJacquie of the Highland might have a hairier box than a lowlland heath and be thicker than a Hereford’s rump, but she was still in the top 5% of Australian politicians.

    Our Parliament is a lesser place for her departure… only because she will be replaced by worse.

    That’s like being in the top 5% of jailbirds on death row.

  78. Geriatric Mayfly

    Pat Dodson’s backing the wrong donkey here.

    Thanks Zulu for clearing that up. I wasn’t sure whether she had seen active service or not, so I bolded it without the appropriate comment.

  79. Makka

    That poor little pony, you could see it’s just a baby. How on earth does such an idea even enter some young (23 yo) man’s head? And in public?

    A moslem man, if you please. This is some kind of trick question, yes?

  80. JC

    Motelier
    #2552827, posted on November 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I always knew that muppet artists had someone in mind.

    The similarity is quite disturbing.

    Oh come on. The one on the right is clearly a muppet.

  81. JC

    That’s like a free grope, Rickw

  82. H B Bear

    Join us to hear Professor Simon Jackman answer these and other questions.”…

    This Professor Simon Jackman? Thanks but no thanks.

  83. JC

    But seriously, Rickw. The dude has her freaking head in between his legs close to his crutch. What every single dude be thinking watching this ridiculousness unfold. Fmd.

  84. OneWorldGovernment

    Ig
    f Yes wins the ‘thing’ then muslims need to shut their face.

  85. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    If I win, I am going by myself. I ain’t sharing.

    Spare a smidge for monstie’s empty tip jar.

  86. Stimpson J. Cat

    That Judge Moore yearbook claim seems shonky as f$ck.
    Hands up who when asked to sign a yearbook fit someone writes their name, job title, date, and venue.

    It’s akin to me writing in a yearbook:

    Stimpy Mental Patient, Dec 31st 1999, McDonald’s carpark.

  87. W Hogg

    Man ‘rapes a PONY’ in front of horrified visitors at a kid’s petting zoo in Germany

    Clearly he didn’t read the signs (perhaps because they weren’t in Arabic) – it’s a PETTING zoo, not a fucking zoo.

  88. OneWorldGovernment

    If ‘yes’ wins the thing then muslims need to shut their face.

  89. marcus classis

    Well, well, well.

    ZK2A, Serena, BrettW etc etc this is interesting.

    I’d been wondering from reading BrettW’s posts (and the sheer amount of juvenile JC’s drivel I was skipping over) why the dementia-addled old troll had suddenly got an attack of shitty liver.

    Perhaps his piles were playing up, perhaps the dementia had had a growth spurt, perhaps he was off his meds for his bipolar problems, perhaps the syphilis had finally won, or perhaps his missus used chili oil instead of lube when pegging him.

    Then I went over to Paco’s blog.

    JC’s apparently being behaving himself here because he’s been trolling Paco (an old Blairite) and the crew over there. Same style, same vicious attacks on women, same snark, same abuse, same juvenile infantility, same bullying tactics, same all-round bile, stupidity and flaming.

    So Paco gave him the arse.

    Oddly, this seems to have been at exactly the same time he went back to his old ways here.
    Funny, that.
    And JC frantically started bombarding Paco’s site with all these additional trolling comments on the posts he’d been arsed from.

    “So long, troll boy”
    Regular readers may have noticed that we’ve had a troll in our midst. I’m fine with people who disagree with the content of my posts, or who want to debate with commenters, as long as they conduct themselves in a respectful manner and actually have something intelligent to say. I’m not fine with social justice chimps who just want to fling feces through the bars of their cage. So, yes, JC, I will continue to spam, delete and otherwise eliminate your childish drivel until you are capable of rising above the level of merely screaming “F**k you!” at your betters.

    posted by Paco at 9:42 PM on Nov 10, 2017

    18 Comments – Show Original Post Collapse comments

    1 – 18 of 18

    Blogger rinardman said…
    I miss him/her/ze/your favorite gender dysphemism already. It was like having your Sunday funnies every day.

    Just a more banal humor than your Sunday funnies.

    November 10, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    Blogger RebeccaH said…
    Russian? DNC shill? Or just a personality-disordered asshole? You decide.

    November 11, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Anonymous Isophorone said…
    What I don’t get is why trolling like that is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD for some of these people. Don’t they have better things to do?

    November 11, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Anonymous fitzroy said…
    I don’t know, Paco. You might want to keep JC. Reading comments like his (more like barking than commentary) does wonders for my self-esteem.

    November 11, 2017 at 3:04 PM

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    November 11, 2017 at 3:09 PM

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    November 11, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Blogger Paco said…
    The most absurd thing about trolls is their insistence that every blogger has an obligation to offer them a platform for spewing their ad hominem invective. If JC believes he has such a right, then he is not, as he fraudulently states, “injecting reality”, although he may well be injecting opiates, for I do not know where else he could have come by such a preposterous notion. It is transparently dishonest to drop into the comments section of a blog, and immediately proceed to call commenters liars and idiots, and expect to be taken seriously. You bore me, JC, but, by all means, if raving in the comments section of my little blog affords you a harmless outlet for your narcissistic personality disorder, fire away. Perhaps someday you’ll write something genuinely interesting. Until then, though, I don’t owe you a damned thing.

    November 12, 2017 at 12:06 AM

    Blogger JC said…
    You are a civil servant feeding at the public trough; you certainly do owe me a damn thing. As much as you are galled by the thought, I am your paymaster, flunky.

    November 12, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Anonymous bruce said…
    Gatecrashers have no rights, especially when they wear masks.

    November 12, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Blogger Paco said…
    JC: C’mon, man. You? A taxpayer? You’re too stupid to have a job. In any event, I don’t blog during working hours, so, no, I don’t owe you a damned thing. But I’ll tell you what I’ll do, being the charitable and magnanimous fellow I am.

    Now, it’s easy to say what you’re against, and I think we’ve all figured that out. But what are you for? Why don’t you write down your manifesto here in the comments – I know how you Bolsheviks like manifestos – and I’ll cut and paste it into a guest post. And I won’t make any editorial comments in the post itself. I’ll just add a line introducing the post – say, “An alternative view from a progressive” [or leftist or socialist or Democrat; pick your own tribal standard]. I can’t do fairer than that. Here’s your chance to strike a blow against the very beating heart of the right-wing conspiracy – Paco Enterprises and its readership, numbered in the high severals.

    November 12, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Anonymous bruce said…
    Check it out. Here in Australia we have our own LFL Legends teams:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djACuDEgBdY

    November 12, 2017 at 7:41 PM

    Blogger Paco said…
    Yowsah!

    November 12, 2017 at 7:52 PM

    Blogger JC said…
    You flatter yourself with that “high severals”
    Why should I spend more than a moment posting anything to your virtual rag? You would just delete it. For example: When I corrected RebeccaH, and posted an accurate timeline of the events of the church shooter/military veteran/bible school counselor, you blithely deleted it.
    Don’t stay out sick tomorrow; we taxpayers don’t like malingerers on our dime.

    November 12, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    Blogger Paco said…
    As I recall, you were handing out gratuitous insults to Rebecca, among others, so, yeah, I don’t see any reason to put up with that stuff. Go ahead, write up a summary of what you do believe. I promise I won’t delete it, and I’ll give you your own guest post.

    I have no intention of being out sick and letting down the taxpayers (or you, either). As Chairman of the Commission for Monitoring U-Boat Activity in Chesapeake Bay, I take my job very seriously.

    November 12, 2017 at 9:33 PM

    Blogger JC said…
    No insult directed at Rebecca could ever remotely qualify as gratuitous.

    November 13, 2017 at 12:06 PM

    Anonymous Deborah said…
    JC, Paco probably pays more in taxes than you have, ever, so…. As to your “virtual rag” assertion, if so then why are you here?

    November 13, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    Anonymous Veeshir said…
    Don’t feed the trolls!
    That’s what it wants.
    Ignore it.
    Change its comments to something like, “I’m a sad little loser who pees on the neighbor’s porch” or something.

    Oh, and Paco’s a poopy head!
    There. I said it.

    And I hate the effing whack-a-mole I am not a robot!
    I can take clicking three or four store fronts, but the whack-a-mole ones annoy the heck out of me.

    November 13, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Blogger Paco said…
    Veeshir! So glad you’re back!

    Yeah, I know, one shouldn’t feed the trolls. But I felt sorry for the little feller – whimpering at the back door, begging for attention, covered in ticks.

    By the way, JC, where’s that manifesto, dude? Your 95 theses, your 39 articles? I want to know what your vision is, your world view. Let it all hang out, son. Offer still goes.

    November 13, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    Now, what will happen now is that he’ll frantically deny all of this, (use the Takei plan Joe! Tha Wussians did it!), start squealing about ‘asking Paco for I addresses’, all his usual schtick.

    As if he doesn’t use a VPN.

    JC, the Graeme Bird of Paco Enterprises.

    If ever you wanted to know just what a tosser of a troll the pompous, preening little knobpuller is, there it is.

  90. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    MEDIA
    SBS reveals plans for Go Back Live, Muslims Like Us in 2018. Photo:

    The Australian
    4:12PM November 14, 2017
    Save
    Stephen Brook
    Media Diary
    Sydney
    @ViscountBrooky

    SBS will create an ambitious global live version of its ground breaking Go Back to Where You Came From series next year for what it promises will be its biggest year ever.

    Over three nights, the program Go Back Live will use digital technology to present a global snapshot of the refugee crisis, presenting frontline stories in real time.

    “In 2018, SBS’s distinctive programming will continue to reflect, explore and celebrate the diversity of Australia like no other media organisation does, with the broader aim of deepening the understanding of multiculturalism and the value of this diversity to our nation,” said managing director Michael Ebeid.

    The multicultural broadcaster will create what is in effect a Big Brother-style reality program called Muslims Like Us, in which 10 Australian Muslims with contrasting world views will live together for eight days.

    In total, SBS networks will screen 29 factual programs, including Is Australian Sexist? and another series of Filthy Rich and Homeless, as well as five local dramas.

    Safe Harbour will be a gripping psychological thriller set in Queensland, about a group of holidaying sailors intercepting asylum seekers. Dead Lucky is a crime drama starring Rachel Griffiths, while indigenous network NITV will screen children’s series Grace Beside Me. Benjamin Law’s The Family Law will return for a third season.

    From the Oz. I do wonder if Benjamin Law will offer to hate fvck any more Captains in the Special Air Service regiment?

  91. jupes

    This Professor Simon Jackman? Thanks but no thanks.

    I’d pay good money to see him if Latho went along to ask a few questions.

  92. Baldrick

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    Join the ABC tomorrow for the outcome of the #SSM postal survey including live political reactions and key analysis on the historic vote.

    How much analysis can you have on the result of a Yes or No vote? It’s not as if it’s a live feed of vote counting.

  93. OneWorldGovernment

    I hope SSM wins the vote because the muslims will have to accept it.

    Then we will shoot them.

  94. including live political reactions

    That could get icky.

  95. Noodles Romanoff

    We have a senator who has come from a terrible history of genocide and denial on the one side–and on the Scottish side, no doubt, has links to Braveheart and other people,” the Labor senator told parliament.

    “…,no doubt, has links to Braveheart and other people…”

    I don’t even know where to begin. These people got voted into parliament. Do we need a review of our democratic process that let them in or a review of the standard of our education system? Perhaps drug testing at polling booths would help.

  96. marcus classis

    Put me down for 50.25% yes vote at the homosexual “marriage” con.

    (Suitably adjusted to match the models, of course!)

  97. H B Bear

    SBS will create an ambitious global live version of its ground breaking Go Back to Where You Came From series next year for what it promises will be its biggest year ever.

    Personally I’m looking forward to the new Socialist Broadcasting Services series Muzzy Chef. And not forgetting the Lakemba equivalent of The Block, Rebirthers.

  98. BrettW

    Marcus,
    Good find on JC. Never heard of that blog. Pity they don’t want him.

  99. Makka

    Have you been a bad boy again, JC?

  100. JC

    People, I swear, I haven’t heard of Paco since last decade when he posted at Blair’s site and I would read he stuff.. The first time I’ve seen that blog is the plagiarist linking to it above.
    Classic, is on a bender

  101. Does Pat Dodson even know that Braveheart is the name of a movie and not an actual person ?

  102. Makka

    How much analysis can you have on the result of a Yes or No vote? It’s not as if it’s a live feed of vote counting.

    Or any kind of demographics. Gender, age, location etc all unknown. All it will be is a conga line of homos and other assorted queer freaks with their hangers on mates doing their best to give the bird to straights and sensible others.

  103. marcus classis

    Now, what will happen now is that he’ll frantically deny all of this, (use the Takei plan Joe! Tha Wussians did it!), start squealing about ‘asking Paco for I addresses’, all his usual schtick.

    As if he doesn’t use a VPN.

    JC, the Graeme Bird of Paco Enterprises.

    If ever you wanted to know just what a tosser of a troll the pompous, preening little knobpuller is, there it is.

  104. Geriatric Mayfly

    How much analysis can you have on the result of a Yes or No vote? It’s not as if it’s a live feed of vote counting.

    I suspect Baldrick the ABC will be there for the chance of a good gloat. And they will have lined up already, the whole keyboard from QWERTY to VBNM to partake in the crow-fest.

  105. A Sarah Sea Patrol moment?

    But we know William Braveheart defeated Custer in the battle of the Coral Sea.

  106. JC

    Makka

    I post at four places.

    Here, the WSJ, Barrons and the Oz. That’s it. It’s about 95% here and the rest even among those names. In any event that JC dude seems to proof read his stuff 🙂

    What I find hilarious is that the plagiarist swears every day he’s not reading my stuff and goes hunting around the place thinking about me all day and then reports back here …about me…. reading my stuff. What a hollow man.

  107. Gab

    I’ve read through a few comments on other threads, Marcus. I doesn’t sound like JC to me. His phraseology is quite different.

    It’s not a stretch to think there’s more than one “JC” on the web.

  108. H B Bear

    Undersigned by:
    Dean Smith – Stupid.Fucking.Liberal
    Linda Reynolds – Stupid.Fucking.Liberal
    Penny Wong – Labor Liars hypocrite-in-chief
    Louise Pratt – Labor Liars sexual freakshow circus member

  109. rickw

    Stephen Willeford interview:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B4HEchh0XD8

    Brave guy, my takeaway, have a loaded magazine stashed somewhere.

  110. Leo G

    Turnbull:
    “My own church— the Catholic Church — will not marry someone who has been married before.”

    The PM doesn’t seem to have much luck with pre-emptive bids, whether against popes or High Courts.
    Firstly, the Catholic Church doesn’t marry a couple, the man and the woman of the couple marry each other.
    Next, the Church position is that a sacramental marriage cannot be dissolved, except by the death of one partner. Annulment involves a decision by the Church that a marriage was not sacramental. Widows and widowers may accordingly remarry, as can a person who has previously married and where the Church accepts that the previous marriage was non-sacramental.

  111. JC

    I’m going out for dinner, but I will comment there and ask Paco to un-confirm, the plagirist’s fake news when I get back.

    Get a load of Rooster showing here for the first time…. about me of course.

  112. Makka

    Here, the WSJ, Barrons and the Oz. That’s it. It’s about 95% here and the rest even among those names. In any event that JC dude seems to proof read his stuff

    You’re the victim of a false flag op then? Lordy.

  113. Armadillo

    and on the Scottish side, no doubt, has links to Braveheart and other people,”

    WTF? Most of that mob got exiled to Barbados, or as it was known at the time “Haidees”, or “hell on earth” (due to the climate). Incidentally, it was an uninhabited island discovered by the Brits some years earlier, and the furtherest place from Scotland that they could send the intralcient Scotsmen. Australia wasn’t even on the map for another few centuries.

    That’s where Mrs A ancestors ended up. This idiot has absolutely no idea what he is talking about.

  114. rickw

    But seriously, Rickw. The dude has her freaking head in between his legs close to his crutch. What every single dude be thinking watching this ridiculousness unfold. Fmd.

    It probably cramped his style, how can I choke her out without it looking like she’s giving me a BJ?!

  115. Damienski

    Thanks for the link to the Darebin survey, Sparkx. That was great fun. I put in a plug for residents who want the council to pick up the bins, mow the parks, and keep their bothering fingers out of the ratepayers’ wallets. Also pointed out things like ice ages and vast land areas that were once under the sea. They appear to have missed a class or two in primary school.

  116. incoherent rambler
    #2552858, posted on November 14, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    A Sarah Sea Patrol moment?

    But we know William Braveheart defeated Custer in the battle of the Coral Sea.

    And who could forget the famous bombardment by HMAS Anzac at the battle of Salamis under the command of Admiral Themistocles

    The triremes in reserve then decimated the Russian fleet in the sea of Japan.

  117. Oh come on

    Blogger JC said…
    No insult directed at Rebecca could ever remotely qualify as gratuitous.

    Blogger JC said…
    You flatter yourself with that “high severals”
    Why should I spend more than a moment posting anything to your virtual rag? You would just delete it. For example: When I corrected RebeccaH, and posted an accurate timeline of the events of the church shooter/military veteran/bible school counselor, you blithely deleted it.
    Don’t stay out sick tomorrow; we taxpayers don’t like malingerers on our dime.

    Doesn’t read like JC’s ‘voice’.

    So let me get this straight. JC just started shitposting at Paco’s blog, for no apparent reason?

  118. Atoms for Peace

    OCO..The JC on Paco was too polite. I did read the threads

  119. Oh come on

    I understand that JC ruffles feathers here but that looks like a stitch-up to me. And not a very good one, either.

  120. Rabz

    “The circuit has informed all of the events stakeholders that the Sao Paulo police force has taken additional measures after these regrettable incidents,”

    Fraseologia lírica, Senhor! 🙂

  121. If Paco’s JC doesn’t link to trader blogs and talk about them in half his posts, it’s not our JC.

  122. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2552845, posted on November 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm
    I hope SSM wins the vote because the muslims will have to accept it.

    Then we will shoot them.

    What time do you usually start drinking OWG?

  123. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    These people got voted into parliament.

    IIRC, Pat Dodson was appointed to replace a Labor Senator, Joe Bullock, who resigned over the SSM issue.

  124. Rabz

    This idiot has absolutely no idea what he is talking about.

    Is there anyone resident in our beloved national legislature that does?

  125. Motelier

    I am really thankful for the writers of our constitution.

    Not only is it exposing those that behold to another power, but it is exposing the low level of intelligence needed to apply and become a federal politician.

    And to think most of them are leagal eagles.

    The country has far too many lawyers

    And if the the yes vote gets up tomorrow, will any subsequent legislation be legal? Asking for a friend, of course.

    What a time to be alive.

    Note to self – buy popcorn shares, now.

  126. Rabz

    Speaking of idiots who don’t know what they’re talking about.

    h/t to whoever posted that above, it’s truly LOLworthy.

  127. DtjW

    If it’s not too late Top Ender – 58% NO for me please.

  128. Armadillo

    Incidentally, no “black fellas” in Barbados for quite awhile. The Scot’s took a few off the ships on their transit to the Americas to establish and tend to their Coco and Sugar plantations.

    If Jacki Jacki is indeed related to William Wallaces mob, then they probably had black slaves. Ouch.

  129. Nick

    From memory, JC was never around when Paco eas active at Blairs’. The link is tennuos.

  130. marcus classis

    Oh come on
    #2552874, posted on November 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm
    I understand that JC ruffles feathers here but that looks like a stitch-up to me. And not a very good one, either.

    What else could you possibly be expected to say?

  131. Nick

    Does Pat Dodson even know that Braveheart is the name of a movie and not an actual person ?

    Lol, on the one hand deriding white men, on the other, quoting one as a positive example.

  132. marcus classis
    #2552841, posted on November 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Fascinating read, Marcus. Thanks. Much food for thought.
    Not that I’m a vindictive person or anything like that.

  133. marcus classis

    Interesting take on the issues in Saudi.

    The detention of the Kingdom’s own princelings, while clearly authoritarian and also populist in nature, is necessary to bring about the type of social and economic transformation the Kingdom needs to restructure the social contract between the throne and the people. Are these actions risky? Absolutely. But when comprehensive reform is required to safeguard the Kingdom’s post-petroleum future, and when the status quo (with, at best, a glacial approach to reform) threatens the country’s present, decisive action is not only preferable to inaction but also actually far less risky.

    Source: https://fabiusmaximus.com/2017/11/13/ali-shihabi-explains-events-in-saudi-arabia/

  134. Top Ender

    And with the race with only a little over 12 hours to the call, the field is tightening…ahem.

    Betting so far for the SSM Vote Lotto, to be drawn Wed am

    (Now with new and improved sort system)

    Yes – 21 predictions
    No – 27 predictions

    Delta A 97% Yes
    Infidel Tiger 2.0 70/30 Yes/No
    Old School Conservative 70% YES
    Gilas 67% yes
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) 66% YES
    Senile Old Guy 65% Yes
    m0nty 61% yes
    Snoopy 59% Yes
    Lotocoti 58% Yes
    John64 57% YES / 40% NO / 3% informal
    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) 55% Yes
    Cactus 54.5% Yes
    Motelier 54% Yes
    Chris 53% Yes
    Mark from Melbourne Yes 52/48
    Pete m 51% yes
    Tintarella di Luna 50.01% Yes
    Westie Woman 50% + 1 Yes
    incoherent Rambler 50-50. Yes to win by 1 vote
    Marcus Classis 50.25% yes
    Anthony 50% yes, 50% no

    DrBeauGan 98% No
    Carbon Emitter 78% No
    Diogenes 75% no
    Rickw 72% No
    Baldrick 69% No
    Pedro the Ignorant 64% Yes
    P 64% No
    A Lurker 63% No
    Mike of Marion 62% NO
    Top Ender 60% No
    Cannibal 61% No
    DtjW 58% NO
    Carpe Jugulum 58% No
    Wivenhoe 57% no
    Philippa Martyr 57% Yes
    Stackja 55% NO
    v_maet 54% No
    The Beer Whisperer 53% No
    The Deplorable Barking Toad 52% No
    Lysander 52% NO!
    Peter Castieau 51.6% NO
    Eyrie 51% NO
    Armadillo 50.6% No
    Tintarella di Luna 50.01% Yes
    Harlequin Decline 50% No
    Makka 48% No
    OldOzzie 38.8% NO

    Prize: dinner for two at Point Piper with Him and Herself
    – in the event of a Yes vote, a chilled white cheeky chardonnay will be served
    – in the event of a No vote, it will be Victoria Bitter – and no-one will be more bitter than the host

    (prize may be swapped for a Maccas night for two at winner’s discretion)

  135. candy

    I reckon Kristina Keneally is aiming to be PM.

    She’s taken a look at Jacinta A. and said, “I can be like her”, pretty and a PM to boot.

  136. Rev. Archibald

    I have only been skimming the thread.
    Have I got this right? If you correctly predict when Turnbull and Brandis gay marry you win a pony to fuck?

  137. Roger

    Well, I don’t suppose we should be surprise, but Maladroit has effectively reneged on his promise to uphold religious freedom in a way stronger than his support for ss “m” with his endorsement of Dean Smith’s bill should the postal survey result in a yes majority.

  138. Rev. Archibald

    Put me down for 2019.

  139. Rev. Archibald

    Does it have to be to each other or can The Fixer be involved?

  140. Obio

    SS M result
    Sady a yes vote at 57.75%

  141. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Well, I don’t suppose we should be surprise, but Maladroit has effectively reneged on his promise to uphold religious freedom in a way stronger than his support for ss “m” with his endorsement of Dean Smith’s bill should the postal survey result in a yes majority.

    I’m shocked that a fake conservative, fake Catholic, progressive nutter won’t uphold protections.

  142. Bruce of Newcastle

    the Kingdom needs to restructure the social contract between the throne and the people

    No chance. Iran had the “benefit” first of the Shah, who wanted to westernize the place, then Khomeini’s mob who got themselves anathemized by everyone forcing self reliance, then there was the humungous war with Saddam to build the military tradition and then Obama gave them $100 billion to play with after nearly 40 years of skimping. They have a vibrant military industrial complex, a work ethic and chips on their shoulders a mile wide.

    By comparison Saudi have tried some half-hearted attempts to diversify their economy without much success, rely on vast amounts of cheap labour from Paki and Philippines and etc to do the hard work, have had no real challenges in the last 40 years which would get their kiddies off of Facechook and they have a serious Wahhabist conspiracy under the surface. They aren’t going to wean the kiddies off one or t’other before the whole place collapses. They’re screwed.

  143. Oh come on

    Marcus, it isn’t JC, is it. Motive? And as I said earlier, the comments attributed to him don’t read like his writing. The punctuation is too careful, for starters.

    To be honest, it’s more likely to be you fitting him up for it. You do have motive. He’s been winding you up for some time now. And it just so happens that you’re the one who brought it to everyone’s attention; what a coincidence! So you were just stopping by an obscure blog and – shock, horror! – you caught JC there red-handed? Yeah, nah, not buying it. And from what I’ve read of Paco’s ‘JC’, the style, tone and content is a lot more like you pretending to be JC than JC.

    It’s all a rather ridiculous effort, really. Why on Earth did you think you’d get away with it??

  144. Atoms for Peace

    Bruce. Watching the Saudis implode will be right up there with the wall coming down.
    Having to downgrade from Rolex to Swatch; the horror !

  145. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    BTW has nayone else noticed how very sound Paul Keating has been of late?

    First he whacked that crazed leftist maniac Dan Andrews over euthanasia, then he gave Midnight Oil a barreling and now this on Obama:

    “Obama returned to liberal internationalism just as the rhetoric of ‘the evil empire’ and ‘the axis of evil’ was sinking. The problem about Obama is that he was almost irresolutely irresolute. He had no policy towards China. In these big jobs you must have ideas and if the system gets the measure of you, and they don’t think you have the guts to cut it, the system will crush you. Essentially that is what happened to Obama. I regard him fundamentally as inconsequential.”

    Keating’s opinion on all the Presidents he mentions is very accurate:

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/paul-keating-on-reagan-hw-bush-clinton-bush-obama-and-trump/news-story/69e96caaf451244d76e9e9490645c00b

  146. Helen

    qwerty lotto for me 72 % return, of which 5% defaced with penis drawings, the rest being 56% no and 44% yes. So there.

  147. Mark A

    This place is full of conspiracy nutters.

  148. Makka

    The detention of the Kingdom’s own princelings,

    The arrests of the merchant class is very interesting. Especially Bin Laden and Al-Dabagh, enormously wealthy and powerful families. Essentially this purge signals a cut with the old long standing Abdel-Aziz’ blood and moneyed connections and that wealth will be spread into many new pools in KSA, something that hasn’t occurred since it’s founding. Quite amazing.

  149. Myrddin Seren

    Hey – there is someone from the Cat at Mr Paco’s place:

    Egregious case of civil asset forfeiture in Texas

    Steve at the Pub said…

    So does he shoot the Head of Customs, the agents who took his truck, or just some random customs officers?

    I’m confused. I’m perfectly comfortable with the first two being drilled, but ambivalent about the third.

    No mistaking Our Steve 🙂

  150. marcus classis

    Oh come on
    #2552905, posted on November 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I am sure that JC likes having you as his lapdog.

    If he’s been winding me up, I have not noticed it. How could I, when I don’t read a thing the lying bully posts?

    But thanks for confirming that you are indeed JC’s lapdog.

    I had suspected it for quite a while.

  151. This place is full of conspiracy nutters.

    Shssssshhh Mark. You can’t write stuff like that.
    The Lizard People monitor this site 24/7.

  152. Oh come on

    Here’s another comment from Paco’s JC:

    JC November 13, 2017 at 12:04 PM
    You should not fear coherency; give it another try.

    Such a JC-esque riposte!

    JC November 12, 2017 at 8:06 PM
    See, my accurate statement about the United Methodist Church being filled with liberal parishioners was also deleted. You snowflakes can not abide any information that contradicts your delusions.

    Oh yeah that’s definitely our JC. He’s always opining about the United Methodist Church. It’s one of his areas of expertise.

    Anyone who believes this is our JC is as dumb as dogshit.

  153. Roger

    BTW has nayone else noticed how very sound Paul Keating has been of late?

    Yes; can he be persuaded to re-enter the fray?

    In comparison with the current lot of of leadership holders and aspirants he appears positively statesmanlike.

  154. Snoopy

    Shanghai Sam: “Kristina Keneally cleaned up the New South Wales Labor Party”.

    How come that xunt is still there?

  155. Fisky

    Oh dear, is someone trying to imitate JC on another blog???

  156. Leo G

    I’m shocked that a fake conservative, fake Catholic, progressive nutter won’t uphold protections.

    Our Dostoevskian PM possibly reasons that “without God … an intelligent man can do anything he likes as long as he’s clever enough to get away with it”.

  157. Dr Sir Major General

    Does Pat Dodson even know that Braveheart is the name of a movie and not an actual person?

    “Braveheart” from the thirteenth century, referred to Robert I, the Bruce, King of Scots, an actual person and ancestor of many people, including our gracious Queen of Australia.

  158. Dr Sir Major General

    Sorry, 1300s, fourteenth century.

  159. Oh come on

    MK, go plagiarise something in the traffic. Next time you want to fit someone up for something, can I suggest you do what usually comes instinctively to you and rip off the MO of someone else who is good at it? You might have some success if you did. This clumsy, cack-handed effort is just embarrassing.

  160. Rev. Archibald

    marcus classis
    #2552912, posted on November 14, 2017 at 8:04 pm
    Oh come on
    #2552905, posted on November 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I am sure that JC likes having you as his lapdog.

    ..
    Stop this stupid shit Marcus.
    If JC was thrown off a blog the first thing he would do is come over here and gloat about it.
    Come on man, what you are saying makes no sense.
    Apologise for your over enthusiasm and let it go.

  161. Oh come on

    It’s such a transparently poor effort, Fisk.

  162. Dr Sir Major General

    You know, many a person online refers to himself (or herself) as JC. On Twitter, for example.

  163. Armadillo

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2552904, posted on November 14, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Pretty astute analysis, Bruce.

    Mrs A and her parents were in Iran in 1979. I’m not exactly sure I agree with your outcome though. This seems to me to be more of a “reverse situation”. The Shah didn’t spread the wealth far enough, he got way too cocky, and more importantly, he didn’t have an American partner he could trust.

    What I’ll say is this. The “new king” had better be bloody ruthless. The people he is taking on have significant resources and influence (hence the immediate confiscation of assets). Imprisionment (a luxury hotel) for these guys and curtailing a few radical clerics won’t be enough.

    The only similarity with Iran in 1979 is that he has the “youth” on his side. I just hope he’s got a damn good plan.

  164. Norman Church

    On the SSM survey, my speculation is that the split will be about 60/40 in favour of the “yes” side. Not really based on anything solid. One can hardly discuss the topic in polite company without the usual suspects clutching their pearls and staggering towards the fainting couches.

  165. In comparison with the current lot of of leadership holders
    and aspirants he appears positively statesmanlike.

    Absolutely true, Roger. And scary as hell.

  166. Motelier

    Motelier
    #2552794, posted on November 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm
    Top Ender.

    I am always late to the party, so my toss at the dartboard of faith landed on a 8, meaning a 8% difference between the yes and no camps.

    After to chatting to all and sundry I find that most people talk up the yes in public and I am pretty sure the Irish showed the way earlier.

    So for me 70% returns, 54% Yes, 46% No. Of course there will be the gnashing of teeth because 30% couldn’t be bothered.

  167. Roger

    ABC TV news vox pop commenter on Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup:

    “Next thing they’ll be telling us is the Pope’s not Catholic.”

  168. Helen Davidson

    SS*M result:

    56% no.

    If ‘yes’ gets up, I’d love to see a qwerty couple hire a hall in Lakemba for their reception and hire a halal caterer.

  169. Roger

    Absolutely true, Roger. And scary as hell.

    Isn’t it, mv?

    We could only hope that in the unlikely event he returned he has learned something since about those economic levers.

  170. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Following Ms Lambie’s emotional speech, Senator George Brandis thanked the Tasmanian for her ‘passion’.

    ‘The Senate is a better place, a much richer place, for you having served amongst us,’ Senator Brandis said.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5079651/Emotional-Jacqui-Lambie-resigns-Senate-Canberra.html#ixzz4yOea1bfP
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    From the Daily Mail article on the Lambie circus. What the vock is George Brandis smoking these days?

  171. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Keating and Latho could right the ship.

  172. Top Ender

    Be calm Motelier, lest I put you in twice…

  173. Bruce in WA

    Sadly, my estimate of the result tomorrow will be:

    71% Yes 23% No 6% couldn’t give a flying f …. fig.

    Why? Because anyone under 40 is totally convinced “Love is love” and it’s only “the fair thing to do”.

    This country is reamed, bored and countersunk.

  174. Chris

    From the Daily Mail article on the Lambie circus. What the vock is George Brandis smoking these days?

    I dunno. Farts have been described as ‘rich’. And ‘fruity’.

  175. Armadillo

    So I’m assuming this thing has already been counted and tomorrow is just the announcement?
    No way in the world that the “result” won’t leak. Keep an eye out for confident prophets (from either side of politics). Swarmy bastards.

  176. mizaris

    Darebin Council are conducted a survey on Climate change here
    Have fun cats and kittehs. The postcode is 3072.

    Well, that was rather fun. Clear cookies, repeat.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    Atoms – I don’t know when Saudi will melt down but the events of the last few months suggest there’s an understanding that they have a problem. But the material they have to work with is extremely unpromising.

    Egypt is an example. When Morsi went the full retard the Army stepped in and booted him. That showed that Morsi and the MB did not have the strength to hold onto power. It also showed that a classic military dictatorship could stabilise a place like Egypt with vast hordes of religious peasants. But the Egyptian Army has a strong tradition – first based on the Poms then from Nasser and the wars with Israel. Keeping up the military tradition since 1973 let the Army successfully hold together well enough for al-Sisi to centralize and keep power.

    Saudi doesn’t have any of that. Their Army is well equipped but lacking in tradition or morale. Its performance in Yemen hasn’t been good – indeed the Saudis use air power as much as possible. The vast peasantry are used to a cushy wage and perks. Here is the consequence of that:

    Saudi Arabia Restores Public Sector Perks Amid Grumbling (April)

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — King Salman of Saudi Arabia rescinded salary cuts for ministers and restored financial perks for public sector workers in a series of royal decrees late Saturday.

    The announcements rescinded a 20 percent cut to the salaries of the kingdom’s approximately two dozen ministers and bonus payments to hundreds of thousands of civil servants that had been canceled in September.

    The bonus cuts had caused widespread grumbling in Saudi Arabia, where about two-thirds of employed citizens work for the state. For many, the bonuses had accounted for a substantial amount of their total take-home pay, with payouts equal to 20 percent or more of monthly salaries not uncommon.

    So can the new regime make such a belt tightening stick when the previous regime failed abjectly after just six months, and that in April of this year?

    If there is a breakdown like in Egypt it is unlikely the Army has enough internal cohesion and loyalty to force the monarchy’s will upon the plebs if they get stroppy. They can’t afford to keep paying what effectively is dole to hordes of “public servants”. The Wahhabists/MB are lurking and waiting.

    On the other hand the oil and the money isn’t going to run out tomorrow. So it could be a decade or it could be two decades away. But the fundamentals seem to be impossible.

  178. Oh come on

    The Senate is a better place, a much richer place, for you having served amongst us,’ Senator Brandis said.

    Looking at the mostly filth doing time in the House Of Still Life, it’s probably true.

  179. Motelier

    Keating and Latho could right the ship.

    But they weren’t asked. Plus they have testicles, not a vagina so as angry old white men they are at the bottom ov tye victim pole.

    Of course Kristina Keanelly has it all in front of her.

  180. herb

    This is the bestest blog ever

  181. marcus classis

    memoryvault
    #2552913, posted on November 14, 2017 at 8:05 pm
    This place is full of conspiracy nutters.

    Shssssshhh Mark. You can’t write stuff like that.
    The Lizard People monitor this site 24/7.

    Oh, stuff and nonsense!

    Hang on, someone’s at the door…..

    AAarrrrrggh!

  182. cohenite

    It’s not a stretch to think there’s more than one “JC” on the web.

    God help us.

  183. Oh come on

    No way in the world that the “result” won’t leak.

    Yeah I thought so to but if it were going to leak it surely would have by now.

  184. Motelier

    Be calm Motelier, lest I put you in twice…

    Nooooooooo!

  185. marcus classis

    So JC’s apparently slunk off, and his lapdog is reaching into conspiracy theories.

    And I’m being chased by Lizard People.

    Fortunately, they are terrible shots, and even slower than me.

    Anyone got a good recipe for Lizard People stew?

  186. Boambee John

    I won’t be laying down

    Jacquie Lambie certainly won’t be “laying down”, unless she has an interesting physiology, but she might try lying down!

  187. Hahahaha OCO, you believe a bunch of Infowars crap, as evidenced in the Nov 9 OT where you peddled Sharyl Attkisson rubbish about rock spider rings run out of Italian restaurants and called the theory that it is all a false flag operation by the left a “really intriguing possibility”. Stop pretending you’re not a bog standard conspiracy theorist who will regurgitate anything if it confirms your strong priors. You’re not fooling anyone, except maybe yourself.

    Hey OCO, you never replied to this.

    Credit to Mark L, at least he had the gumption to invent a new conspiracy theory based on wispy chemtrails of evidence he researched himself this time, instead of just copying bulltish from elsewhere like OCO.

  188. Oh come on

    What’s the bloody point of leaking it 12 hrs before it’s due to be released?

    I do kind of hope that the Yessirs have planned some massive Hillaryesque victory party which will go down like the Hindenburg. Doubt it’ll happen, though. Have no idea about the margin of victory, but I’m pretty confident the Yes vote will get through.

  189. Stimpson J. Cat

    Blogger JC said

    If it looks like it has adult grammar and correct spelling it is clearly not JC.
    He can’t even spell my f$cking name right honestly.
    I keep hoping he’s doing it on purpose.

  190. Rev. Archibald

    Had an awful day.
    I haven’t even got the energy left to tell you scum sucking liberarians what I think of you.
    Year Seven. Science. The solar system.
    That’s right jerks.
    I spent over an hour and a half putting up with twelve year old squeeky- voiced vulgar little people making Uranus “jokes” over and over and over again.
    Don’t fuck with me right now. I’m over the edge.

  191. marcus classis

    Hmm.

    Lizard People with Parsley Sauce.
    Skin Lizard person and cut into small pieces. Place in a saucepan, and just cover with water. Cook till tender. Make parsley sauce as follows:-Boil one pint of water, throw into it one tablespoon finely minced parsley and half a teaspoonful of salt. Then add two ounces flour, mixed to smooth paste in a gill of water. Stir over fire until it thickens. Break into it one or two ounces of butter. Put cooked Lizard Person into this, and serve hot.

    naan or capati with it, though?

  192. jupes

    ‘The Senate is a better place, a much richer place, for you having served amongst us,’ Senator Brandis said.

    Well she certainly raised the IQ of the joint if you are anything to go by George.

    I think of McJacqui McJacqui (H/T IT) as the stopped clock. She’s a fucking dill most of the time but every now again points out the bleeding obvious to the rest of the senate. Banning the burqa was one such moment of clarity.

    The highlight of her career was the beclowning of Yasmin Abdel Mageed on Q and A. Lambie was only invited on so that she could be upstaged by the appalling Musso, however Lambie made her loose her temper after which the ABC pet said some truly idiotic things. Well played.

  193. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    naan or capati with it, though?

    What wine would you recommend?

  194. Oh come on

    Hahahaha OCO, you believe a bunch of Infowars crap, as evidenced in the Nov 9 OT where you peddled Sharyl Attkisson rubbish about rock spider rings run out of Italian restaurants and called the theory that it is all a false flag operation by the left a “really intriguing possibility”. Stop pretending..

    Stop changing the subject. You lied. Now you’re deflecting. Any time you’re ready to apologise.

  195. DrBeauGan

    Rev. Archibald
    #2552962, posted on November 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm
    Had an awful day.
    I haven’t even got the energy left to tell you scum sucking liberarians what I think of you.
    Year Seven. Science. The solar system.
    That’s right jerks.
    I spent over an hour and a half putting up with twelve year old squeeky- voiced vulgar little people making Uranus “jokes” over and over and over again.
    Don’t fuck with me right now. I’m over the edge.

    Poor arky.

    Thank God I’m not a teacher. I’d have murdered the little shits.

  196. Armadillo

    This is the bestest blog ever

    Keep it to yourself. There are thousands of “JC’s” out there in Internet land willing to climb the ramparts. Silence is golden.

    On the other hand, you have that zoo in Europe where there is a queue up to climb the ram parts. Catallaxy is civilised by comparison.

  197. Noodles Romanoff

    From the 15th of September.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-15/malcolm-turnbull-rejects-john-howard-same-sex-marriage-criticism/8949494

    “I just want to reassure Australians that as strongly as I believe in the right of same-sex couples to marry, even more strongly, if you like, do I believe in religious freedom,” Mr Turnbull said.

    “Religious freedom is fundamental and it will be protected in any bill that emerges from this Parliament.”

    “Churches are entitled to marry or not marry whom they please, that is part of religious freedom,” the PM said.

    The arsehole has begun to weasel his way out of the above. By the time this bill is finalised there will be no protection for religious freedom.

  198. marcus classis

    Watching the history channel’s Anzac Battlefields, which the missus bought me today.

    Excellent!

    The history is solid, the research is solid. The way it is presented is also very, very good.

    Highly recommended if you or your family had anyone on the Western Front.

  199. Rev. Archibald

    Then, this afternoon I had to hear a Year 10 English class over the partition.
    Some text by a Muslim author. hijab this, ramadan that (I had to explain to the teacher and her class the diet requirements of ramadan, they don’t even know the first thing about the bloody religion they are promoting to the students with this book) flaming racist Aussies the other.

  200. Nick

    Don’t fuck with me right now. I’m over the edge.

    Don’t push me ’cause I’m close to the edge
    I’m trying not to lose my head
    It’s like a jungle sometimes
    It makes me wonder how I keep from goin’ under

  201. marcus classis

    [email protected]

    There’s a fine selection here, as reviewed by Mr M. Python, Esq.

    Monty Python’s Australian Wine Review
    A lot of people pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti.

    Black Stump Bordeaux is rightly praised as a peppermint flavored Burgundy, whilst a good Sydney Syrup can rank with any of the world’s best sugary wines.

    Château Blue, too, has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and its lingering afterburn.
    Old Smokey 1968 has been compared favorably to a Welsh claret, whilst the Australian Wino Society thoroughly recommends a 1970 Coq du Rod Laver, which, believe me, has a kick on it like a mule: eight bottles of this and you’re really finished. At the opening of the Sydney Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the main sewers every half an hour.

    Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is Perth Pink. This is a bottle with a message in it, and the message is ‘beware’. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

    Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

    Quite the reverse is true of Château Chunder, which is an appellation contrôlée, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation; a fine wine which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

    Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuvee Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wagga Wagga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine’s armpit.

  202. OCO today:

    s a general rule I am not inclined to believe anyone who makes a claim about anything without knowing further details that might support or disprove their claim

    OCO last Thursday:

    We all know the debunked [email protected] conspiracy theory. Well, [Sharyl] Attkisson posits that this was a false flag operation designed and executed by a powerful leftist media spin doctor […] It’s a really intriguing possibility

    Don’t pretend you’re using intelligent, dispassionate inductive reasoning, OCO. If you’re prepared to give that sort of crap any sort of credence at all, you’re a drongo.

  203. Motelier

    It seem that we on the Cat are not the only ones having a bet on the SSM outcome.

    I have no fvcking idea what their prize is.

  204. jupes

    Thank God I’m not a teacher. I’d have murdered the little shits.

    Ease up you two.

    Nothing wrong with a Uranus joke. I’d be more concerned if kids of that age weren’t making them.

  205. Rev. Archibald

    Anyway.
    So today I learnt that Uranus is cold and windy with many moons and rings.
    And every text studied in English is about gays, trannies aboriginals or Muslims.

  206. Snoopy

    That Judge Moore yearbook claim seems shonky as f$ck.
    Hands up who when asked to sign a yearbook fit someone writes their name, job title, date, and venue.

    Monty, Managing Director/House Husband – Phantasy Phootball Inc, 14 November 2017, Dunkin’ Donuts, Melbourne Vic.

  207. André M.

    Top Ender #2552895, posted on November 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm
    Betting so far for the SSM Vote Lotto, to be drawn Wed am

    I will predict… Yes 60%.

  208. Norman Church

    A number of posters here at the Cat have expressed the concern that citizens will not have the freedom to take account of matters of religion when deciding how to interact with others after the SSM changes are made.

    I am prepared to make a confident prediction, right here and now, that leftists will continue to be left completely unimpeded in the future when refusing service or facilities to Christians and vilifying them for their beliefs.

    I am sure that this is what the PM meant by his previous expressions of support for freedom in matters of religion. Not change of position at all.

  209. Rev. Archibald

    If you do have children here is a good interactive website gor them to learn about our Solar System:
    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm
    God knows their school isn’t going to teach them.

  210. Stimpson J. Cat

    Monty, Managing Director/House Husband – Phantasy Phootball Inc, 14 November 2017, Dunkin’ Donuts, Melbourne Vic.

    It’s just ludicrous.
    Also you seriously believe not one good old boy would have shot him in the ass on the porch?
    An article in the f$cking New Yorker?
    Jesus Christ.
    Just seems very convenient timing to cash in on the Weinstein fever.

  211. Peter Castieau

    herb
    #2552949, posted on November 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm
    This is the bestest blog ever

    Fact check: True

  212. Stimpson J. Cat

    If you do have children here is a good interactive website gor them to learn about our Solar System:

    I wish I knew which school Arky so I could get every kid in class to ask you non stop about Flat Earth.

  213. DrBeauGan

    Nothing wrong with a Uranus joke. I’d be more concerned if kids of that age weren’t making them.

    I could stand one or two, Jupes. Three if I were pissed. But for over an hour? They’d none of them get out alive. Arky is a fine and noble fellow.

  214. Snoopy

    Paul Murray must be emasculated.

  215. jupes

    So today I learnt that Uranus is cold and windy with many moons and rings.

    LOL

  216. Armadillo

    Just seems very convenient timing to cash in on the Weinstein fever.

    Kiddies volunteering with activist organisations. That’s where we’re at?

  217. Rev. Archibald

    Oh the students are the best part of it.
    I like most of them most of the time.
    It is the self- serving brain dead dick-chomping pole- climbing brown- nosing chuckled head cluster fuck shit bag reprobates who run the joint who piss me off.

  218. John64

    Paul Murray must be emasculated.

    Must be a recent development. He clearly wasn’t 9 months ago.

  219. Motelier

    Oh the students are the best part of it.
    I like most of them most of the time.
    It is the self- serving brain dead dick-chomping pole- climbing brown- nosing chuckled head cluster fuck shit bag reprobates who run the joint who piss me off.

    Teachers huh?

  220. Top Ender

    Why must Paul M have his cojones cut off? Tell me now before i turn it on – we copy it so we can fast forward through the ads.

    Apart from being a fairly annoying bloke that is.

  221. feelthebern

    Paul Murray is on leave as his wife just punched out another kid.
    That twit Perrett is hosting again tonight.
    At least she is wearing a bra tonight.

  222. feelthebern

    Lambie has spent her entire life on the tax payers teat, looking for attention, shirking her responsibilities, oblivious of her own stupidity.
    So yes, she was well suited to Canberra & the Senate.

  223. feelthebern

    Basically, the panel on PM Live is saying that because KK is pretty, she is a good candidate.

  224. Snoopy

    That twit Perrett is hosting again tonight.
    At least she is wearing a bra tonight.

    I switched over to the lovely Penisha on CGTN’s Africa Live. Things aren’t going too well for Wobbly Bob’s missus.

  225. Noodles Romanoff

    McJacqui McJacqui

    Very clever. I may use this in future.

  226. John64

    KK is pretty

    Highly debatable.

  227. Gab

    Basically, the panel on PM Live is saying that because KK is pretty, she is a good candidate.

    They’re just echoing how most uninformed voters think.

  228. Motelier

    Just saw this on television.

    Seems there are others just as disgruntled.

  229. candy

    L. Lambie announced her son’s ice addiction to the public without him knowing it was going to happen. If she thought it was “tough love”, I don’t know about that. It’s a bit creepy.

    I’m not sure she’s working class as that implies people who work from 16 until retirement age if they can, in basic positions doing the best they can to provide for family, low salary etc.

    The Aboriginal thing she dropped sharply as no-one cared. Kind of fake.

  230. Snoopy

    Kristina can already taste the Ministerial leather. Just like a limpet can taste slime.

  231. Motelier

    Basically, the panel on PM Live is saying that because KK is pretty, she is a good candidate.

    They’re just echoing how most uninformed voters think.

    Sad.

    To think we once had politicians that could prosecute a policy.

  232. candy

    They’re just echoing how most uninformed voters think.

    What comes first though? The media idolises good looking politicians, especially Lefty ones, building them up. A dull chap or lady with good policy and good administration of such policy won’t get a look in.

  233. John Constantine

    Their brandis weeps for lambie.

    This pricks whole career can be boiled down to sinking the Abbottbeast government by telling the proles that the tories wanted to be able to freely speak insults to people because they had the right to be bigots.

    Then howling and spewing and crapping his pants in rage when Hanson wore the sack into parliment, because all bigots must be crushed.

    Being flogged by Australian jacindamania is too thrilling for him.

  234. Rev. Archibald

    Teachers huh?

    ..
    You’re just sore because for some reason you suspect I rooted your wife.
    You’re being paranoid.
    Worse than my neighbor.
    Try to relax.
    You can’t insult me with little digs at teachers. I hate them more than you do.
    I only became one because I knew I could do a better job of it than them. Which I do.

  235. BorisG

    Bruce. Watching the Saudis implode will be right up there with the wall coming down.
    Having to downgrade from Rolex to Swatch; the horror !

    But they are apparently in a secret alliance with Israel.

  236. Gab

    And every text studied in English is about gays, trannies aboriginals or Muslims.

    So when do you get to teach from the curriculum the bit about Neil Armstrong being a muslim transgender? That should be a hoot.

  237. Rev. Archibald

    I’m picking homosectuals for the win tomorrow.
    47 1/2 to 52 1/2 of the valid votes.

  238. Steve trickler.

    BANG!



    Escalation.

  239. Gab

    LOL!

    Rita Panahi‏Verified account @RitaPanahi
    2h2 hours ago

    Kristina Keneally deletes the bulk of her tweets. Anne Aly deleted her account when she nominated. New trend in Labor?

  240. BorisG

    Arky I am impressed that you are such a dedicated teacher but way too angry. I hope you are not that angry in class, it is not healthy for either yourself or the kids.

    I am off to a concert.

  241. Motelier

    ..
    You’re just sore because for some reason you suspect I rooted your wife.
    You’re being paranoid.
    Worse than my neighbor.
    Try to relax.
    You can’t insult me with little digs at teachers. I hate them more than you do.
    I only became one because I knew I could do a better job of it than them. Which I do.

    Yeh, nah. You are doing the same thing as all the others. Just guilt by association is what you have there.

    And step away from the bar and put the wine bottle down, and go and donsome proper lesson prep.

  242. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #2552996, posted on November 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Paul Murray is on leave as his wife just punched out another kid.
    That twit Perrett is hosting again tonight.

    Bit slow tonight.
    Took until 9:00:32 to hit the channel change.

  243. C.L.

    Following Ms Lambie’s emotional speech, Senator George Brandis thanked the Tasmanian for her ‘passion’.

    ‘The Senate is a better place, a much richer place, for you having served amongst us,’ Senator Brandis said.

    LOL. Brandis loves exposing his nobility. He’s the Harvey Weinstein of unctuousness.

  244. JC

    LOl OCO

    JC November 12, 2017 at 8:06 PM
    See, my accurate statement about the United Methodist Church being filled with liberal parishioners was also deleted. You snowflakes can not abide any information that contradicts your delusions.

    Oh yeah that’s definitely our JC. He’s always opining about the United Methodist Church. It’s one of his areas of expertise.

    Anyone who believes this is our JC is as dumb as dogshit.

    How could you have missed it. I have a Phd about the Untied Methodist Church. It’s a fascinating congregation. Written about it at the Cat for years.

    You gotta love the Inspector Clouseau impersonation Mark Classic is trying to pull off at the Cat. Funniest thing in years. What a rolled gold wanker.

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