Wednesday Forum: December 6, 2017

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  1. H B Bear

    Is today Bumpkin Music Day or something? Sounds like a Katter Party fundraiser here.

  2. thefrollickingmole

    vomit bags at the ready please gentlemen (and Ladies)

    Australian ambassador to France proposes after marriage equality passes
    Brendan Berne posts video showing his apparently unexpected proposal to his partner Thomas Marti in Paris after the marriage equality legislation passed

    “As ambassador to France, this is a great day for my country Australia which has passed marriage for all. But also for me personally,” Berne wrote.

    In the video, Berne stands outside his partner Thomas Marti’s Paris office in the Australian embassy with the Eiffel Tower in the background, saying: “Now it’s my turn to confirm my relationship with my partner of 11 years, Thomas.”

    Berne, 47, then heads into 37-year-old Marti’s office, turning briefly to the camera to say “deep breath” before taking the plunge.

    Admitting to being “a little nervous” and speaking in heavily accented French, Berne says: “I’d like to ask you a question. Would you please marry me?”

    Aside to the camera: “I hope I got the question right.”

    In response Marti gets up from his swivel chair for a long embrace with his new fiance.

    Marti is a Swiss-Australian who works for Australia’s foreign affairs and trade ministry, according to the embassy.

    The couple met on a tram in Amsterdam and speak French at home, embassy spokesman Romain Parlier told AFP.

    Berne posted the video less than four hours after the same-sex marriage bill sailed through parliament in Canberra.

  3. Tom

    Only the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Victoriastan. They had Dickhead Dan’s CFMEU Caliphate on the ropes mid-year, but Free Stuff has neutralised that and he’s still a chance of not being thrashed at next year’s state election. Google East West Link may be state election key, Galaxy Research poll finds.

  4. Snoopy

    The ABC’s Conor Duffy is spinning the Franken resignation as a victory for the Democrats because it was his party that forced him to resign and not the Republicans.

  5. Stimpson J. Cat

    As ambassador to France, this is a great day for my country Australia which has passed marriage for all. But also for me personally,” Berne wrote.

    I tell you the bride looks gorgeous.
    Just beautiful.
    Weddings in Paris are wonderful.

  6. OneWorldGovernment

    H B Bear
    #2579114, posted on December 8, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Is today Bumpkin Music Day or something? Sounds like a Katter Party fundraiser here.

    ah c’mon HBB

    sometimes it’s better than reading about the crap that is going down in front of our eyes.

  7. lotocoti

    After his success in a matter which doesn’t matter, where next for His Potential Greatness?
    Criminalising the mis-pronouning of the gendeluded?

  8. Senile Old Guy

    Their ABC continuing to bucket on whitey:

    It was my intent to write a novel that would explain and contextualise the invasion of Australia in 1788 in such a way that it would help white people understand what the invasion meant for my people. I wanted people to have empathy for my people if they had not before.

    Ho hum. This is racist. Calling us “white people” is racist. Here is part of a review of her book (being publicised by the ABC):

    Claire G. Coleman’s Terra Nullius is a retelling of Australia’s colonial settlement, but not in any way you’ve read it before. Told from both native and settler perspectives, and weaving past and fantastical futuristic elements, Coleman’s novel was hard to put down. Meet Jacky: he’s escaped from a homestead where he was sent to work, after being educated to serve the settlers. Sick of the bad treatment, hunger, and overcome by a longing to find his home, he starts running with little idea of where home might be. Sister Bagra hates this place. It is so hot, dry and inhospitable. She is tasked with trying to teach the Native children so they can be of use to the settlers. Secretly she hates the Natives but can never let the other nuns know. She is in charge and this is her duty. She too dreams of going Home. Johnny Star came here to be a Colonial Trooper, but one too many gruesome, murderous raids on Native camps leaves him questioning his purpose and he absconds to join forces with a group of Natives and become an outlaw.

    Complete and utter nonsense and unhistorical tripe.

    But while writing that novel, Terra Nullius, I experienced a revelation that was to blow my mind. Novels about the history of Australia are post-apocalyptic, because all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people alive today are the descendants of people who survived an apocalypse.

    Has this “author” heard of World War I and World War II? Or of the endless wars and plagues that have menaced people throughout history? Everyone alive today is actually, in some way, a descendant of “people who survived an apocalypse”.

    In 1788 boats arrived in Sydney Cove, and started unloading soldiers and prisoners, transportees on this continent, now called Australia. That is when the apocalypse began.

    It’s an odd “apocalypse” where the person in charge was specifically directed by the British government to treat the local inhabitants kindly: “The Aboriginal peoples’ lives and livelihoods were to be protected and friendly relations with them encouraged”.

    Over nearly 230 years the First Nations Australian people went from controlling the continent to constituting only around 3 per cent of the continent’s population. These were end times, the ending of a civilisation, of a culture, of a people.

    First, “first nations” is an American term, recently adopted by local activists. Second, Aborigines in Australia were scattered tribes, with virtually no technology, who controlled little except their own people. Second, there are now more (self identified) indigenous people than at any time in the recent past. The 3% claim is to pretend to some sort of genocide but is simply due to migration.

    More people died than you can imagine — most of the population died, and those of us living now are the descendants of a small number of survivors.

    Most died of disease and this was largely due to a lack of inherited immunity. It would have happened sometime regardless of who settled Australia. Remember that many, many “white people” also died from these diseases, there being little understanding of germs back then.

    Diseases imported from Europe would have been decimating and terrifying.

    But somehow not “decimating and terrifying” for Europeans.

    Most of the white people were men and we know rape was commonplace.

    There is, of course, no mention in this piece of the fact that indigenous culture at the time was dominated by men who routinely raped and beat the women in the tribe.

    Many of those who survived the epidemics were massacred, the survivors of the massacres were rounded up, forced into concentration camps, had their culture destroyed and were often enslaved.

    Really? They were “forced into concentration camps”?

    There were hundreds of languages spoken on this continent before white people came. Many of those languages and the information encoded in those languages are now lost.

    There were hundreds of languages because there were hundreds of tribes who communicated little because they rarely interacted. Languages themselves do not “encode” information. This is mystical nonsense.

    Things cannot be explained or remembered if there are no words to talk about them.

    Says someone using words to talk about things. They are English words and will be recorded, printed and distributed using European and American technology. If she used traditional methods for recording information, they would be painted on bark.

    As a Noongar woman, my ancestral country is the south coast of Western Australia. I can say with certainty that I am alive only because my ancestors survived.

    Well, I am Australian of English and Irish ancestors. And guess what? I am alive because my ancestors survived! (For a while.)

    That is true of all people, everyone only lives because their ancestors survived.

    Duh.

    In my case survival was a miracle. There were few survivors, and the attempted genocide of my people was almost successful.

    There was no “attempted genocide” of Australia’s indigenous people. The words I quoted above (“The Aboriginal peoples’ lives and livelihoods were to be protected and friendly relations with them encouraged”) were the instructions from the British Crown to Governor Phillip. Recent censuses have about 700,000 people identifying as indigenous. That is rather more than a “few survivors”.

    To the extent that Claire G Coleman’s novel incorporates her utterly distorted view of the history of this country, it will be even more fictional than it is thought to be.

  9. Myrddin Seren

    Australian ambassador to France proposes after marriage equality passes

    Rainbow pom-poms for the whole world to see – it’s the vanity of the Selfie Era. Forget any gravitas attached to the role – gravitas is dead in the Selfie Era. Just ask Turnbull, Trudeau and Pope Fonzie.

    Berne, 47, then heads into 37-year-old Marti’s office

    What ?

    Marti is a Swiss-Australian who works for Australia’s foreign affairs and trade ministry

    So was this an office Bromance ?

    The couple met on a tram in Amsterdam

    Am I to understand that DFAT have found a job in the Paris Embassy for the Ambassador’s ( ahem ) partner ?

    Is this customary for DFAT to employ the partners of Ambos and other senior staff, or is this limited to certain demographics ?

  10. Tom

    Well done, Iotocoti. “Gendeluded” is surely a candidate for the Catictionary.

  11. struth

    Good Moaning.

    As a symbol of just how sick our parliament is, let us look at the way parliamentarians in other countries that have passed gay marriage acted within the walls of parliament.

    These people are over paid, virtue signalling, fruit loop narcissists.

    It won’t be long before there will be drinks and nibblies served while the speaker’s chair is replaced by a podium on a stage where politicians can accept their awards (for most tears per category, best stunt) in glittering gowns, and the women will be dressed nice too.

    This will all be televised as they will actually believe people will want to see it.

  12. candy

    I tell you the bride looks gorgeous.
    Just beautiful..

    That’s peculiar, I thought the bride was under-dressed, way too casual in the sloppy jeans and striped t-shirt. The groom looked smart enough, though.

  13. Diogenes

    t’s true that any couple, regardless of sexual orientation, living as a couple, can be assessed as a couple by Centrelink. However, Centrelink no longer push or police it, and haven’t done so for over a decade**

    MV
    they are cracking down with an AFP presence around CL offices in ‘high risk’ areas , the AFP are handing out leaflets “did you forget to us something?” outlining the penalties for non registering partners , and people are getting these letters . We had an AFP presence at the local Satanllink for a few weeks a few weeks ago
    http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/centrelink-users-monstered-by-their-own-government-in-fresh-debt-recovery-letters-scandal/news-story/eb2905e2712f6bb5aee5a75432b2c3f7

  14. John Constantine

    New robot cameras mounted on overpasses by yarragrad plod are being trialled.

    They photograph down and snap the laps of drivers, proving who is mobile phone texting and driving on the freeway.
    Invasion of privacy, but targeting wymynsys.

    Conflicted in the latest robot policing measure.

  15. Leigh Lowe

    Australian ambassador to France proposes after marriage equality passes

    Is this the same drama queen who threw the dollies out of the pram because Tony Abbott didn’t show due regard to the Ambassador’s toy-boy?

  16. Atoms for Peace

    And now, for some breaking cultural news. The demand for butt bleaching is on the rise.

  17. struth

    To the extent that Claire G Coleman’s novel incorporates her utterly distorted view of the history of this country, it will be even more fictional than it is thought to be.

    Yes, what she has written is pure activist bullshit.

    The question is of course, how much taxpayer money went toward it.

    I don’t even have to look to know she was government funded by any of dozens of ways.

    We must defund them.
    We must protest bitterly to parliamentarians allowing our money to be used against us in a war to bring down our civilisation.

  18. Senile Old Guy

    Here are the ABC’s top stories on their website:

    TOP STORIES
    Same-sex marriage signed into law by Governor-General
    Same-sex marriage: How Australia’s change compares to other countries
    Free marriages for same-sex couples who wed in Canberra in 2013

    Canberra’s 30 bus ticket inspectors issued just 24 fines this year
    Palestinians declare ‘days of rage’ over Trump Jerusalem move
    Opinion: Jerusalem move is a big favour from Donald Trump. It won’t be cheap to pay back

    This church has been bombarded with same-sex wedding bookings — but there’s a catch
    Far-right activist ordered to stop wearing old Toll uniform
    Exhibition reveals early criminals posing for mugshots like film stars
    Opinion: Apocalypses are more than the stuff of fiction — First Nations Australians survived one

    The top 3 are SSM, with one other in the top 10. Two about Trump. And one about indigenous. One about “far right”. One about an issue of no interest to anyone outside Canberra.

    And this is our premier media organisation? Really?

  19. A Lurker

    Australian ambassador to France proposes after marriage equality passes

    Prediction:
    There will be an unholy rush to exchange vows because media interest will wane after the first few sham-sex marriages. Gotta to get into the limelight whilst the limelight is still turned in their direction. Then once the media has become bored with sham-sex marriages there will be a concerted push to have a sham-sex marriage performed in a church with a minister or priest participating under duress. Then they’ll have the limelight again.

  20. areff

    Is today Bumpkin Music Day or something?

    Keep that up and I’ll hit you with some George Strait. Bugger it! You had it coming

    Mind you, given that we’re poised on the brink of a Shorten government, when Captain Cook statues will be outlawed and the re-writing of Australia’s history in the ink of victimhood made mandatory, this is a more appropriate number for our situation:

  21. they are cracking down with an AFP presence around CL offices in ‘high risk’ areas

    All bluff and bluster designed to bully people into self-confession, Diogenes. As far as a defacto relationship goes, to win a court case Centrelink has to be able prove that the couple are “living in a situation similar to that of a married couple”.

    Since no one has ever defined just how a married couple lives, and since they live in all manner of arrangements, legally it is all a bridge too far. This has been established in court many, many times.

  22. thefrollickingmole

    But while writing that novel, Terra Nullius, I experienced a revelation that was to blow my mind. Novels about the history of Australia are post-apocalyptic, because all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people alive today are the descendants of people who survived an apocalypse.

    Want something even more mind blowing?
    I was watching “Apocolipto” on TV (again) and noticed I was on the indigenous channel.

    Id seen it before on there and pondered briefly why it was apparently on such high rotation.

    Then it dawned, it was a popular piece of science fiction, Aboriginals having never reached the dizzying technical and engineering highs of the Aztecs.

  23. stackja

    thefrollickingmole
    #2579116, posted on December 8, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Same cause célèbre when ‘snubbed’ by TA?

  24. Zyconoclast

    Cape York Indigenous man ordered to repay $370K in mining royalties kept secret

    A Cape York man who struck a multi-million-dollar deal with a mining company behind the backs of other traditional owners siphoned off more than $250,000 for his own use, a court has found.
    Ankamuthi man Larry Woosup, who kept cash payments and details of the deal secret from 75 other traditional owners, has been ordered to hand back $370,000.
    The Federal Court also stripped Mr Woosup of the right to manage any money on behalf of the Ankamuthi people after he abused his role as a representative with oversight of up to $20 million in future royalty payments from bauxite mining.
    The court ruling in Brisbane on Thursday drew a line under a bitter stoush that played out after 2013 when Mr Woosup negotiated a pact with Gulf Alumina Limited.
    Justice Andrew Greenwood found Mr Woosup had “treated his people’s money, benefits and compensation as his own and has entirely failed to account for the way in which it was used”.
    The judge upheld claims by other traditional owners that “Mr Woosup has taken the benefit of monies for himself in breach of his duties owed to the Ankamuthi people as [a] whole”.
    *
    ‘You breached duties of trust to the Ankamuthi people’
    Justice Greenwood said the mining company had paid an advance of more than $371,000 but none of this was paid to or used for the benefit of the Ankamuthi people.
    This included more than $255,000 Gulf Alumina had paid on July 25, 2014 that Mr Woosup “applied … to his own use”.
    He ordered that Mr Woosup “account to the Ankamuthi people for $370,000” and repay that money via the court by February 6.
    Justice Greenwood also barred Mr Woosup from “exercising any right to conduct transactions” around any bank account held by Seven Rivers Aboriginal Corporation, the trustee for the Ankamuthi people.
    The successful challenge was brought by Mark Gebadi and six other people on behalf of a group of 75 traditional owners who were given no opportunity to review or authorise the deal with Gulf Alumina.
    Mr Woosup in 2015 claimed the challengers were “johnny-come-lately” who had “no ties and no connection to country”, a position rejected by the court.
    Justice Greenwood said Mr Woosup and fellow Ankamuthi representative Beverly Tamwoy had failed to “disclose the terms of the agreement with Gulf” and so “breached duties of trust owed to the Ankamuthi People as a whole”.

    *So business as usual.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-08/cape-york-indigenous-man-ordered-to-repay-mining-royalties/9238344

  25. Senile Old Guy

    The question is of course, how much taxpayer money went toward it.

    Good question!

    It was funded this way:

    Entries for the 2018 black&write! Fellowships are NOW OPEN

    Apply now

    black&write! is a national project and the first of its kind in Australia. The project is designed to recruit, train, and mentor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editors to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-authored manuscripts. black&write! is a State Library of Queensland project.

    Why?

    While Australia is active in supporting its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes, artists and dancers, there is a recognised lack of long-term strategies to encourage and develop its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing talent. This imbalance is recognised in many recent writing and publishing surveys and government-funded research studies. black&write! was developed to foster a significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing community.

  26. C.L.

    In the video, Berne stands outside his partner Thomas Marti’s Paris office in the Australian embassy with the Eiffel Tower in the background, saying: “Now it’s my turn to confirm my relationship with my partner of 11 years, Thomas.”

    Berne, 47, then heads into 37-year-old Marti’s office, turning briefly to the camera to say “deep breath” before taking the plunge.

    LOL.

  27. Myrddin Seren

    …they are cracking down with an AFP presence around CL offices in ‘high risk’ areas , the AFP are handing out leaflets “did you forget to us something?”

    I would assume they are using armed Feds to hand the leaflets over in ‘high risk’ areas to try and discourage the ice, weed and booze ravaged clientele from going postal and rampaging on the clerical staff ?

  28. calli

    Is this the same drama queen who threw the dollies out of the pram because Tony Abbott didn’t show due regard to the Ambassador’s toy-boy?

    No LL. A different drama queen.

    So much individuality from the glitter cookie cutter.

  29. calli

    Is being gay part of the Ambassador to France job description?

  30. Myrddin Seren

    These were end times, the ending of a civilisation, of a culture, of a people.

    The racist, colonialist invaders having of course attempted to wipe out the mega-structures evidencing the great First Nations’ continent-wide civilisation that would have shamed the Egpytians.

  31. struth

    How funny will it be.

    Let’s face it, gays can’t help themselves.
    Craven attention seekers that have always needed to be on stage, to be centre of attention, and a lack of talent doesn’t hold them back.
    It never has.
    Dress up like a girl, chuck a bowl of fruit on your head and mime an ABBA song if you are really talentless, but get out there!
    Narcissism seems to be anally injected in many cases.

    There will now be many Same Sex “marriages” rushed together, to grab a spotlight while the subject is still fashionable for the pop culture wankers of Australia to gush at.
    They have about a month, tops.

    They will marry for the attention, proving the stupidity (insanity) in all of this at the same time, and yet when it all dies down, in the eyes of the law, they will still be married.

    In a classic case of beware what you wish for, you may get it.

    Dickheads.

  32. calli

    Silly me. I forgot it’s Gay Paree after all!

    * boom/tish*

  33. Diogenes

    I would assume they are using armed Feds to hand the leaflets over in ‘high risk’ areas to try and discourage the ice, weed and booze ravaged clientele from going postal and rampaging on the clerical staff ?

    Nope, purely to hand out leaflets. The article I linked to talked about the outcry that happened when CL sent letters out. The AFP presence was to remind people that ‘they are serious'(tm)

  34. Leigh Lowe

    No LL. A different drama queen.

    So much individuality from the glitter cookie cutter.

    Two successive Ambassadors to France are screaming queens?
    What are the odds?

  35. If Parliament doesn’t care and 7 million Australians don’t care about preserving the integrity of marriage why should I continue to do so.

    Because the integrity of marriage never depend upon either the Parliament or 7M Australians.

  36. notafan

    The Spouse Carer’s Pension was scrapped in 2006. Now anybody can be anybody’s carer.

    I only cited as the catalyst for the change

    I don’t know about Centrelink

    I thought they were all hot to discover welfare fraud

  37. notafan

    Still getting married will definitely make it harder to claim mere housemates

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/terra-nullius-claire-coleman/

    You taxpayers dollars paid for this hogwash. Seriously!

  39. struth

    Notafan, what is your current assessment of the Pope?

  40. Rae

    I was watching “Apocolipto” on TV (again) and noticed I was on the indigenous channel.

    I watched Apocalypto again last Saturday night, on SBS Viceland. Probably Mel Gibsons best movie as a director.

  41. Oh come on

    LOL I said it was rakenado but m0nty is heading next level rakiness, which I didn’t think was a thing but he’s forging a new path. We’re now beyond rakes. A MOAB (Mother Of All Beclownments) is going to be dropped on poor m0nty soon.

    Lets see how wrong m0nty can be in one comment, to see what an epic clusterfuck is headed his way:

    – Manafort hasn’t turned, you dick. He’s pleading Not Guilty to all charges Mueller has laid.

    – Flynn has pled to a pissant charge that Alan Dershowitz says is no threat to Trump.

    – the WH denial of a subpoena of Trump’s financial records at DB came from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, not Trump’s lawyer. Your sources are truly appalling. And the story about the subpoena came from a single Reuters report. Zero corroborating evidence has been provided of its veracity. You are merely speculating that the WH wouldn’t know if Trump’s bank records had been subpoenas. How the hell would Reuters, and only Reuters, then?

    I can see why you aren’t a journalist anymore, m0nts. You would have been absolutely awful at your job.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    It is not called the Department of Foreigner Fairies for nothing.

  43. Top Ender

    Follow the money!

    Meryl Streep says she and other actresses are planning to make a series of “non-negotiable” demands in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations that have rocked Hollywood, media and politics.

    Streep on Thursday also called the allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein “the most gargantuan example of disrespect” permeating every industry.

    She said women still don’t have enough representation in leadership positions and that impacts how decisions are made.

    She made the comments in a conversation with Gloria Steinem at the Massachusetts Women’s Conference in Boston.

    Oz

  44. I thought they were all hot to discover welfare fraud

    Only people on the dole working here and there for a few extra bob.
    Doing things like fruit picking, fencing, lawn mowing, selling stuff at the weekend markets.
    It has nothing to do with money, and everything to do with control.
    And it keeps the pollies happy.

  45. calli

    From CL’s link:

    The church has been appalling to LGBTIQ people telling them there’s no place for them, that there’s no place in this realm of God’s kingdom, that they are sinful.

    Liar.

    These guys lurve the gospel. Just not the repentance bit.

  46. Zatara

    lotocoti

    So when do Cheryl, Huma and Hillary! get done for lying to the FBI?

    They don’t, because the FBI violated their standard procedure by not interviewing them under oath for one thing and for giving them immunity.

    The people who probably will go down for that are the FBI bodies who made those decisions. Strozk is the first of them to begin to feel the heat.

  47. struth

    The church has been appalling to LGBTIQ people telling them there’s no place for them, that there’s no place in this realm of God’s kingdom, that they are sinful.

    Liar.

    They should convert to Islam then!

  48. Myrddin Seren

    Via Paul Joseph Watson

    The UK for now. Wait for it here….

    Sexists to face tougher sentences under plans to make misogyny a hate crime

    Criminals motivated by sexism could face increased sentences as police prepare to review plans to make misogyny a hate crime.

    Proposals to make misogyny the sixth strand of offences categorized as a hate crime are currently being discussed by senior police officers.

    If agreed, criminals who are found to have acted out of hatred towards women would be handed longer sentences. Under the reforms, sexist behaviour or language would be treated as an aggravating factor to other crimes such as assault and harassment.

    Two things.

    How quickly will these changes be weaponised against men in general ?

    Secondly, as usual, the British politicians are out to lunch and the bureaucracy is running the place. This is why so many politicians fought Brexit. They might be forced to do some work and perform governance if they simply aren’t rubber stamping regulations from Brussels.

    An utterly terrible Political Class.

    ( see Australian Parliament Mardi Gras yesterday – this is plainly our future. Show boating and distraction squirrels while Martin Parkinson and Co really run the place ).

  49. Senile Old Guy

    More from “Claire” because the ignorance is informative.

    I was born in Perth, Western Australia, just over 500 kilometres, by whitefella roads, from the town where my grandfather was born, a town in the middle of his ancestral Country where our people have lived forever, or so close to forever that it might as well be. He never went far from Noongar Country, he lived there, he worked there, he was buried there. The only time he left Country was to fight in a war that whitefellas were fighting in the name of our colonisers.

    Not clear whether this was WW1 or 2. WW2 was definitely about the world and not just Europe.

    In the 2016 dry season I was visiting the place whitefellas call the Top End, the northern half of the Northern Territory. The Territory is huge but mostly empty, having in its vast area far less than one-tenth of the population of Melbourne. That population is a bit less than one-third Aboriginal Australian (depending on who you ask), by a great margin the highest proportion on the continent. The national average is a tenth of that.

    Note how commonly the indigenous use the racist term “whitefellas”. If “whitefellas” casually referred to “blackfellas” the same way, they would be harassed and abused.

    I wanted to see the spectacular wildlife of the tropics, particularly big crocodiles, the only species in Australia that eat humans on purpose, so I booked a place on a sunset cruise on a billabong. The crocodiles were beautiful and the cruise was educational, not just regarding the wildlife. Our whitefella guide was not a bad guide, informative, as free with words as you would like a guide to be. He had studied the wildlife, knew a lot about the area, or had at least memorised some scripts.

    Again, “whitefella”. But crocodiles, big or not, do not eat humans “on purpose”, any more than sharks or mosquitoes. They attack vulnerable prey. (And not the casual slur: “or had at least memorised some scripts”.)

    I had only one issue with the man and it cut right to the heart of the culture of prejudice, colonialism and racism in Australia. With just a few words, probably poorly chosen, he proved to me that in my home country colonial thinking still dwells deep in the national psyche. Every time he mentioned the traditional owners of the Country the tour visited, he would begin with the words ‘Back when the Aboriginals were nomadic …’

    I have to quote a bit more:

    The notion that the first people to live on this continent were nomadic before the British invasion is a common Australian belief. It is so strong, so overwhelmingly dominant, it feels that to question it would be madness. This continues despite the fact that the evidence for ‘nomadic Aboriginals’ is virtually non-existent. Evidence to the contrary is abundant. Asserting that the first Australians were nomadic is a fundamental component of the doctrine of terra nullius, an idea pivotal to the British assertion of the right to colonise—to invade—this continent. It is also, for the most part, a fantasy.

    The history I grew up with did not emphasise Aborigines as nomadic so this seems to be a recent phenomenon.

    This pervasive myth can be traced back to Cook. He sailed up the east coast of an enormous land in 1770, having no time, equipment, guides or inclination to visit the unimaginably vast inland, then stopped on Possession Island and declared that there were no settled people on the continent and it was thus terra nullius, nobody’s land.

    Not only did he not have time or inclination, he was following his orders. Cook was not on some wandering sightseeing tour.

    Then in 1788, in a place that would be called Sydney, a settled people encountered their first nomads. Hundreds of them, nearly all men. They staggered off boats and settled down to occupy somebody else’s home, the first of many thousands who would occupy and eventually overwhelm the continent.

    Hahahaha! Cook’s men are the nomads! The “author” is going to “prove” that aboriginals were not nomads by redefining “nomad”.

    It was not only the largest overseas migration in the history of the world, which is what we often hear, it also triggered the largest single land grab in history. One man, standing on a small island, claimed ownership, for the Crown, of an entire, occupied continent. This would be roughly equivalent to standing on one of the Channel Islands and claiming the entirety of Europe. This is simple high-school-level history, or would be if we were taught decent amounts of true Australian history in school, and I have no intention to argue about those facts. Instead I will state one obvious fact that Australians almost completely ignore: Cook lied through his teeth.

    Cook did not “lie through his teeth”. He followed conventions and laws of the time. But, don’t worry, the author is not going to “argue about those facts”.

    There were settled people here when Cook claimed the continent. We are still here, have always been here and are going nowhere. We were a settled people, a people with the longest continuing culture on Earth, a mythology, religion and archaeology far older than history and a connection to Country the British invaders would never be able to understand or appreciate. There is evidence, plenty of it, that our culture, our archaeology, contains the oldest record of human culture on the planet.

    Mostly bollocks. We can trace human history back millions of years.

    Let’s take the time to understand the true meaning of the word ‘nomad’. Nomads, according to most dictionaries, wander, looking for grazing for their herd animals. By that definition Aboriginal Australian people could not have been nomads: we had no herd animals, no domesticated animals other than the dingo.

    And there is the argument! They were not nomads because they “had no herd animals”! This is up there as one of the stupidest arguments I have ever read.

  50. struth

    Streep is actually uglier on the inside than out, and that’s saying something.

  51. Zatara

    Curioser and curiouser.

    Judge recuses in Michael Flynn case

    For some strange reason the Judge in Flynn’s case just recused himself. Think about that one for a while. What possible conflict of interest could an Obama appointed Judge have in the Flynn case?

    Flynn will now be sentenced by a Clinton appointed Judge. You can’t get much more conflicted interest than that.

  52. notafan

    Secretly she hates the Natives but can never let the other nuns know.

    This is 1788 ?

    All of the first women religious came from the new French and Irish orders. The first Catholic nuns in Australia were the Sisters of Charity (founded in 1816) who arrived from Ireland in 1838 in order to minister to women convicts in the Female Factory at Parramatta.

    The first Catholic mission was on Stradbroke Island in 1843.

    but that was not staffed by nuns

    I assume she has a timeline

    Whereas we all know the real reason young Aboriginal women (and young men) were very happy to work for Australian colonialists

  53. Leigh Lowe

    Meryl Streep says she and other actresses are planning to make a series of “non-negotiable” demands in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations that have rocked Hollywood, media and politics.

    Meryl is pissed off at being excluded.
    Demand 1 : One in, all in.
    Demand 2 : No fugly left behind.

  54. My God, just walked past a tele and seen replays of yesterday in the could-it-get-any-Lower House. Those putrid pillocks aren’t singing because they love Australia, they fucking hate it.
    It’s their sick way of rubbing it in, “Ha! Ha! Look what we’ve done to you!” They’re like those people who punch their partners in the face and then tell them it’s because they love them. All that was missing was Plibersick and Macklin straddling the Aussie flag and flossing it between their legs.

  55. notafan

    How can you ‘have’ an

    archaeology

    when
    “Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes. Archaeology can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities.”

    Just weird

    I’m now going to summarize the book

    White people bad, aboriginals awesome!

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Let’s take the time to understand the true meaning of the word ‘nomad’. Nomads, according to most dictionaries, wander, looking for grazing for their herd animals. By that definition Aboriginal Australian people could not have been nomads: we had no herd animals, no domesticated animals other than the dingo.

    I’m glad you have the patience to dissect all this nonsense – after reading the review I linked to above, I’m seriously wondering how any publishing house would touch this work – and how many copies it’s sold.

  57. Myrddin Seren

    Via PJW

    Jenna Jameson on the case of that pron acrtrine who offed herself, allegedly after the HIV-lottery player she refused to ‘perform’ with threw her to the outrage mob:

    Jenna Jameson‏Verified account
    @jennajameson 4:56 PM – 6 Dec 2017

    SHAME ON YOU… you need to re-evaluate your life. Your community is becoming a lynch mob, when anyone says anything you dislike. I have been on the other end of it and received death threats from it. STOP THIS SHIT NOW!

    Word, Sister !

  58. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Well here we are stymied again by the roaring forties. The fjords are cancelled, we are passing them by and we are racing on at full speed to shelter in Duneden to avoid an enormous weather front with high winds and massive seas. Exciting.

  59. Boambee John

    calli
    #2579148, posted on December 8, 2017 at 10:45 am
    Is being gay part of the Ambassador to France job description?

    They have been called “Foreign Fairies” for decades.

    Their new (in the 90s) HQ building was unofficially nicknamed Club Ped.

  60. Zatara

    Meryl Streep says she and other actresses are planning to make a series of “non-negotiable” demands…

    Here’s a tip Meryl, there are 10 of thousands of ‘actresses’ out there looking for gigs (and you ain’t that good to begin with).

    The producers have the money and no matter what your lefty mates tell you, they don’t need you.

    So negotiate that.

  61. Myrddin Seren

    For some strange reason the Judge in Flynn’s case just recused himself. Think about that one for a while. What possible conflict of interest could an Obama appointed Judge have in the Flynn case?

    Woke up with a horse’s head in the bed next to him ?

  62. jupes

    I watched Apocalypto again last Saturday night, on SBS Viceland. Probably Mel Gibsons best movie as a director.

    Indeed. A superb movie that’s in my top ten of all time, not least because it shows the utterly savage nature of indigenous South Americans before the arrival of Europeans.

    That last scene where the Spanish arrive is a classic.

  63. struth

    Aboriginals were semi nomadic, and there is a great deal of historical documentation and proof that is the case.
    “Walkabout” is not something you do when you stay in the one spot.

    There is also great evidence and proof they warred violently and often with each other.

    This fictional activist nonsense is just part of what is constantly pushed everywhere, and especially in schools, and paid for by us.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    terra nullius, nobody’s land.

    Land OWNED by nobody..

  65. areff

    Senile et al: Yep, author Clair G Coleman was on the public teat when she re-wrote history, courtesy of the State Library of Queensland and the Black and Write Indigenous Writing Fellowship.

    I notice in that appalling ABC puff piece much is made of the Gweagal Shield and the alleged bullet hole at its centre. In Cook’s journal, he says only light birdshot was fired and that the recipient suffered no harm, contrary to Ms Coleman’s florid version of events.

    Cook is more credible. If that is indeed a bullet hole, it’s a curious one because the weapon would have been a Brown Bess musket firing 3/4-inch balls. Remarkable shooting, too, to have hit the shield dead centre with a smooth bore inaccurate at the best of times, and especially at distances of more than 20 yards — especially when fired from the less-than-stable platform of a boat.

    The British Museum notes the shield also has a smaller hole at the base. Two holes, one string and, guess what?, you can hang the shield over your shoulder when running away from diseased blankets and poisoned flour.

    Cook’s account of the encounter here.

    Expect this book to be on the schools’ reading lists double-quick.

  66. I’m now going to summarize the book
    White people bad, aboriginals awesome!

    Don’t be so harsh, Nota. It must have taken a lot of perseverance to write such a comprehensive tale in white ochre dots made with a blunt stick on strips of bark.

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This fictional activist nonsense is just part of what is constantly pushed everywhere, and especially in schools, and paid for by us.

    Well said. That’s the issue I have with this tripe.

  68. Phony minister at phony church discusses phony marriages:

    Paddington Uniting Church in Sydney bombarded with same-sex wedding bookings.

    The comments for that article are appallingly. They really think Christ would be for SSM, that thinking that marriage is a relationship between the sexes is discriminatory, and so on. This is what you get when you are unable to make distinctions; finally, you can’t tell the difference between your arse and your elbow.

  69. Leigh Lowe

    The people who probably will go down for that are the FBI bodies who made those decisions. Strozk is the first of them to begin to feel the heat.

    The FBI Director Wray has just shackled himself to half a dozen Hilary flunkies in the FBI.
    Republican Louie Gohmert just asked Wray under oath before Congress if specific FBI employees had exhibited bias against Trump. He reeled off several specific names in quick succession and Wray responded with a reflex “No” in each case.
    Gohmert said on Fox that this was just establishing a legal position and there was “more to come”.
    If one of those named individuals is later shown to be in the bag for Hilary they are fucked and Wray will go with them.

  70. Bill Thompson

    I saw the IPA’s John Roskam on the Bolt Report last night & decided to pop across the road to see if I could chat with either or both blokes, as they left the studio afterwards. It was, as our Kiwi friends might say, “pussing down” at Southbank last night & John was kind enough to spare a minute in a nearby construction zone, which offered some shelter from the rain, albeit with pretty dodgy lighting conditions.

    https://youtu.be/pUGZWWjOcW8

  71. Tintarella di Luna

    Because the integrity of marriage never depend upon either the Parliament or 7M Australians.

    Exactly my feeling dover_beach

  72. Joe

    This fictional activist nonsense is just part of what is constantly pushed everywhere, and especially in schools, and paid for by us.

    The left have burnt our books, time to return the favour.

  73. Boambee John

    Zulu at 1110

    how many copies it’s sold.

    How many libraries, university sociology and anthropology faculties and government departments of indigenous affairs are there in Australia?

  74. terra nullius, nobody’s land.

    Land OWNED by nobody..

    The legal concept of ownership didn’t exist in Australia until whitey arrived. Abo’s trying to claim the use of this concept is cultural appropriation.

  75. A Lurker

    The left have burnt our books, time to return the favour.

    Thing is, you have to buy the book to burn it and who wants to give that author money?

    If she is selling through Amazon.com then you can leave a review.

    I would suggest that Senile Old Guy copy/pastes his comprehensive post onto Amazon and couple it with a one-star rating.

    p.s. You might have to buy the book to give the rating, but if it is available as an ebook, then buy it cheap, and then return it to get your money back so no money is forthcoming to the author.

  76. struth

    Way back in the late eighties and early ninties you could go to outback roadhouses and they would have aboriginal artifacts for sale, for the tourists coming through.

    These were mostly shields and war clubs of various devious uses (made to swing into the stomach and twist) and blackfellas were proud to be considered warriors and proud to show you these things.

    They were quickly replaced by dot paintings in the war against truth the left have been waging when it comes to the settlement of Australia and aboriginal culture and it’s response to it.

    Try and find a shield or a club these days.

  77. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bill can you please do a report from a Muslim bakery on the impact of gay marriage in the cake industry cheers.
    Also ask Christopher Pyne what SSM means for his marriage and p$rn perusal.

  78. struth

    And by the way, id captain cook was the first whitey they saw, why did he apparently shoot at a shield?
    Why did they have them?

  79. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I would suggest that Senile Old Guy copy/pastes his comprehensive post onto Amazon and couple it with a one-star rating.

    I’d certainly be obliged if you could, SOG.

  80. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35881101-terra-nullius

    Don’t know if sog could post his dissection here?

  81. Bruce of Newcastle

    Café Bruce news. Just now wandered out into the backyard, and saw friendly male peewee building nest #2 for the season.

    Here’s a photo of him at work. It’s hard to see because it’s in a neighbour’s yard and I only have a small camera. Also I had to get his audience in too…four tawny frogmouths! He doesn’t seem phased.

  82. Myrddin Seren

    As I said upthread, the British Political Class is implacably opposed to Brexit and will move heaven and earth to remain as cozy do-nothings under Brussels’ sovereignty.

    True Colours: Parliamentarians Vote Clegg’s ‘How to Stop Brexit’ Their Book of the Year After Secret Ballot

  83. areff

    My word, but author Claire G Coleman is a busy girl. When twisting history in the cause of profitable victimhood, she’s fighting the climate wars from an Indigenous perspective. What a pity we all mised this gabfest: Decolonising Climate Action

    The event brings together artists, activists and experts to creatively respond to and discuss Indigenous knowledge systems informing decolonised climate action on land management, sustainability, climate justice and climate refugees.

    At the event’s conclusion, the (relatively) smarter guests and participants knew better than to eat the soggy biscuits.

  84. Chris

    Re the carrier…

    I’m a bit disappointed Her Majesty didn’t skydive onto the flight deck as she did in the opening of the Olympics.

    Still, looks like fun.

    Can we have three of these for Australia please?

    I remember just before the Falklands debacle Australia were about to buy a used ‘Harrier Carrier’ from the UK. The deal fell through when they had a more urgent use for it.
    Later that ship visited Perth and I went to see it. It was small enough to tie up at the wharf in Fremantle, which the US carriers certainly cannot. The thing that stuck in my mind as the bow-end AA gun had a silhouette of a jet stencilled on the shield – someone had done some good work.
    Other stuff I liked – the Harriers, the aircraft lifts and Phalanx.

  85. Top Ender

    Personally I didn’t like Middlemarch, but this is bloody awful:

    Fans of English novelist George Eliot are outraged at plans to convert the home where she penned many of her classics into an Arabic school.

  86. Makka

    Turdball wants to find the owner of this bike so he can donate it to the National Museum , to commemorate the Yes vote. Will we get a national holiday too?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-08/crocheted-yes-bike-left-oustide-malcolm-turnbulls-house/9239692

  87. Tom

    Narcissism seems to be anally injected in many cases.

    Harsh, but fair, Struth.

  88. Myrddin Seren

    The East Europeans really, really need to think hard about whether the EU is worth it for them:

    EU Suing Conservative Countries Refusing Orders to Accept Third World Migrants

    The EU is to sue Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in third world migrants, the European Commission announced on Thursday.

    They will be referred to the European Court of Justice for “non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation”, the commission said in a statement, referring to the three countries’ staunch refusal to take part in an EU scheme forcing migrants on unwilling nations.

    and the clincher in the last paragraph:

    According to Reuters, EU lawmakers debated hitting Budapest with an unprecedented punishment dubbed the bloc’s “nuclear option” and triggering the never-before-used Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty to denounce Hungary’s government as undemocratic and suspend its EU voting rights.

    That would be Hungary’s elected government.

  89. Joe

    Thing is, you have to buy the book to burn it and who wants to give that author money?

    The left didn’t buy our books, they confiscated them.

  90. Ivan Denisovich

    Expect this book to be on the schools’ reading lists double-quick.

    Yep. Rabbit-Proof Fence has been there for a while now so it’s probably time for another noble savage, evil whitey propoganda piece to be added.

  91. feelthebern

    Tim Nicholls never had a chance.
    People don’t like their politicians morbidly obese these days.
    Shows they lack self control.

  92. Ivan Denisovich

    The book is Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence.

  93. Lysander

    as part of my work I have a whole day mandatory training on indigenous “awareness.” This is where I get told to be guilty, I stole children, I’m racist and I invaded Australia…. not looking forward to this day…

  94. L

    @Senile Old Guy

    Wow. How many awards will that novel win! I’m betting it becomes compulsory reading for all students within the first 3 months of sales.

    What was written as fiction will be taught and recalled by these students as facts.

  95. Joe

    as part of my work I have a whole day mandatory training on indigenous “awareness.” This is where I get told to be guilty, I stole children, I’m racist and I invaded Australia…. not looking forward to this day…

    Call in sick.

  96. notafan

    Notafan, what is your current assessment of the Pope?

    I much prefer Pope Benedict

    Francis probably isn’t the worst we ever had but he’s skating on thin ice

    I have read that he is now saying that divorced and remarried Catholics may receive Holy Communion but that is not clear

    As we have discussed before the only thing binding on Catholics is Church teaching on faith and morals

    Francis will not be around forever

  97. Boambee John

    Myrddin

    never-before-used Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty to denounce Hungary’s government as undemocratic and suspend its EU voting rights.

    Not sure it is “never-before-used”. About 20 years ago the Austrians had the gall to elect a government (or it might have been a president) that the EU decreed to be “far right wing”. Not sure if Austria was actually suspended, but the threat was made, new elections were called, and the Austrians, as after Anschluss, dutifully fell into line.

  98. Sparkx

    And the very next day what do we get? They couldn’t wait.
    Sickening……………..

  99. lotocoti

    Out Winton way, a great-great-grandmother once used musketry against marauding indigenes when the men were out mustering.
    With a little dramatic tweaking, think Seven Little Australians meets the last stand of the 44th, will I have trouble finding a publisher?

  100. notafan

    incidentally with a name like ‘Claire G Coleman’ there is a little bit of other heritage in the mix

  101. Makka

    From Sparkx link;

    “A recent survey of 2,000 students in Victoria and South Australia found young people want less repetition of biology and more information about gender diversity, violence in relationships, sexual pleasure, intimacy and love.

    I was the medical writer for Dolly Doctor for 23 years before the magazine closed. I found adolescents’ concerns about sex were mostly about changing bodies, feelings of arousal and attraction (including same-sex attraction), and relationships. Adolescents who were thinking about having sex wanted information about consent, communication, how to negotiate various types of sexual experiences, and pleasure.”

    The left, they want to get at the kids. It’s all about getting at the kids.

  102. notafan

    Reavers killing reavers

    Dozens of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militants were ambushed as they were headed to confrontation areas with the Islamic State terrorist group in Al-Huwayis village in Aleppo’s eastern countryside.

    The likely perpetrator of this ambush are ISIS loyalists according to opposition sources. Some 31 jihadists from HTS were reportedly killed after ISIS cells killed them from the back lines; dozens were injured.

    ISIS kills dozens of rebels in successful Hama ambush

  103. Zatara

    as part of my work I have a whole day mandatory training on indigenous “awareness.” This is where I get told to be guilty, I stole children, I’m racist and I invaded Australia…. not looking forward to this day…

    Call in sick.

    Hit the fire alarm, ala the left at Milo events.

  104. Lysander

    Haha thanks Joe and Zatara… I would call in sick and it crossed my mind but I was actually off last week sick so I’m afraid I’ll have to undertake this cultural appropriation. Anyway, I’m “happy” to go along and challenge anything they say.

    I’ll channel my inner Bess Price and Mundine 🙂

  105. Gab

    They really think Christ would be for SSM, that thinking that marriage is a relationship between the sexes is discriminatory, and so on.

    I cannot fathom this thinking, Dover. It’s absurd, deceitful and a self-induced illusion. It makes me physically sick to my stomach.

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    The United Nations excel themselves once again.

    Naples’ pizza twirling given UNESCO heritage status

    The noble tradition of Neopolitan pizza twirling was granted world heritage status by the United Nations on Thursday.

    The art of “pizzaiuoli”— prepping and extravagantly flipping the dough, then topping it and throwing it in a wood-fired oven — has been handed down for generations in Naples, and was added to UNESCO’s coveted “intangible heritage” list.

    Pizza twirling can now take its rightful place next to the blackened and twisted climate change ravaged Great Barrier Reef as a world icon.

  107. Leftists deny Turnbull any credit for S&M Bill.

    The lesson that cucks will never learn is that sucking up to the left is all downside. Unless sucking up is your thing.

    They will come in your mouth and they moist certainly won’t respect you in the morning.

    Apologies to lady Cats, but the proper perspective on what cuckservatives do is necessary.

  108. herodotus

    ABC The World Today continues to wallow in leftist meltdown over Trump’s recognition of Israel’s capital being Jerusalem.

  109. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Haha thanks Joe and Zatara… I would call in sick and it crossed my mind but I was actually off last week sick so I’m afraid I’ll have to undertake this cultural appropriation. Anyway, I’m “happy” to go along and challenge anything they say.

    If they raise the topic of “invasion”, point out that the High Court has twice declared Australia “settled” and that “invasion” would have nullified “native title” and “land rights.”

  110. Lysander

    Haha thanks ZKTA! That’s a very good point!

    Wish me well…. I’ll tune in this evening…

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yep. Rabbit-Proof Fence has been there for a while now so it’s probably time for another noble savage, evil whitey propoganda piece to be added.

    “Rabbit Proof Fence” backfired badly out on the real “Rabbit Proof Fence.” The local schoolkids saw the film so many times, they really lost all interest in the matter.

  112. The Moribund Barking Toad

    This is what happens when the mayor of the local council is a poove:

    Canberrans who want to show their support for marriage equality can now do so in a novel way – rainbow number plates.

    Following the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the ACT government has announced it will bring into circulation number plates with a rainbow band instead of the traditional slogan.

    This is to go with the rainbow roundabouts etc FFS

  113. The Moribund Barking Toad

    and also free “marriage” certificates instead of the $55 fee

    FFS!

  114. Stimpson J. Cat

    Francis will not be around forever.

    And that right there is the greenlight.
    Mehmet Ali Ağca is a go, repeat a go!

  115. as part of my work I have a whole day mandatory training on indigenous “awareness.” This is where I get told to be guilty, I stole children, I’m racist and I invaded Australia…. not looking forward to this day…

    You can make it fun by feigning ignorance and asking how old the Aboriginal flag is. Then you can say “Wow, so the Southern Cross is 100 years OLDER and the Union Jack is over 400 years OLDER than the Aboriginal flag, that’s so surprising. Is there anything else about Aboriginal history that has been invented recently?”

  116. notafan

    Naples’ pizza twirling given UNESCO heritage status

    Excellent

    After popping into Rome after Christmas to give Pope F a piece of my mind I shall be going to Naples

    Knowing the UN have given their stamp of approval will make my visit so much betterer.

  117. Zatara

    The attorney who represented Hillary Clinton in the private server probe is uncovered on Mueller’s staff. (today)

    Top DOJ official demoted amid probe of contacts with Trump dossier firm

    Mueller special counsel member Rhee represented Obama aide Ben Rhodes in Benghazi matter and represented Clinton Foundation.

    – The FBI attorney mistress of fired Mueller lead investigator Strozk represented Andrew McCabe, the FBI Deputy Director whose wife received $700,000 from Clinton (which they failed to disclose)

    You just couldn’t make this stuff up.

  118. Stimpson J. Cat

    The left, they want to get at the kids. It’s all about getting at the kids.

    If your children are primary school age you really need to be in a position of power at their school.
    It’s the only way to be sure.
    It’s a sad day for society when a severely mentally ill man has to step up and be the sane one at a school.

    Just really sad and disappointing.

  119. Stimpson J. Cat

    Pizza twirling can now take its rightful place next to the blackened and twisted climate change ravaged Great Barrier Reef as a world icon.

    Next stop: Libertarian Bowtie Spinning.

    Make it happen UNESCO!!!!

  120. struth

    Or do you consider Chinese to be white, (they don’t) as they came to settle Australia in large numbers (especially in Darwin and gold fields) and treated aboriginal people with contempt, far worse than the whites treated them.
    Do we take blame for their behaviour as well, and if not, why are you constantly speaking about whites?
    Are you racist?

  121. John Constantine

    The threat to silence the elected government of Hungary isn’t only a European thing.

    In yarragrad, all elected local councilors have to sign a form, promising to never speak against State narratives.

    The refugee dispersal area policy, that places critical mass welfare breeding plantations in small rural towns is like the EU versus Hungary on a small scale.

    Demographically, sending twenty or thirty fertile refugee families to a town where only twenty kids make up a year cohort for kindy and schooling locks in a minority majority demographic in the military age and breeding age groups from mid twenty twenties on.

    Silence, Comrades.

  122. calli

    Knowing the UN have given their stamp of approval will make my visit so much betterer.

    You make sure you get an Officially Twirled pizza with a stamp.

    Those Neapolitans can be a bit tricksy.

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    They will come in your mouth and they moist certainly won’t respect you in the morning.

    Best spelling error ever.

  124. Roger

    Meryl Streep says she and other actresses are planning to make a series of “non-negotiable” demands…

    Roman Polanski must return to the US to face six charges of sexual assault, including raping a 13 y o girl?

  125. calli

    You just couldn’t make this stuff up.

    ALP and ABC. Just a typo short of collusion.

  126. Stimpson J. Cat

    Or do you consider Chinese to be white, (they don’t) as they came to settle Australia in large numbers (especially in Darwin and gold fields) and treated aboriginal people with contempt, far worse than the whites treated them.
    Do we take blame for their behaviour as well, and if not, why are you constantly speaking about whites?

    Ching Chongs get a pass because of their wonderful culinary delights and heroic efforts to reduce Australia’s feral cat populations.
    Leave them out of this you racist.

  127. struth

    You can make it fun by feigning ignorance and asking how old the Aboriginal flag is.

    It was designed by a white guy in a NSW University.

    Seeing you believe there are many different aboriginal “nations” in Australia, and tribal warfare was common and well documented, (and still occurring), the only thing that flag could possibly stand for is the colour of one’s skin.
    Isn’t that racist?

  128. v_maet

    Mr Rusty @ 12:29pm.

    Dot painting was invented in the mid 1900’s from memory.

  129. struth

    Then finish by asking them if they believe in cultural appropriation, and then ask them how they got there today, and why they are dressed in western clothes.

    Just a few quick thoughts.

  130. Rae

    Mehmet Ali Ağca is a go, repeat a go!

    Yep. Long ago.

    Thunderbirds too.

  131. struth

    Dot painting was from the 1970’s introduced by a white teacher just north of Alice.

  132. H B Bear

    Print off a few pages of the Hindmarsh Island Royal Commission and I think you could easily amuse yourself for a days noble savage training.

  133. Myrddin Seren

    From Sparkx link;

    At Their SBS.

    Remember when SBS was about broadcasting news, sport, music, talk radio and lurid Italian comedy films for Non-English-as-first-Language New Chums ?

    Now they seem to interpret their Charter as being a vanguard cadre for Gender Diversity ( putting it nicely ).

    There must be older immigrant people looking at this stuff on SBS and wondering if they shouldn’t take the grandkids back to the Old Country to keep them out of the clutches of the State-approved fiddykiddlers ?

    A recent survey of 2,000 students in Victoria and South Australia found young people want less repetition of biology and more information about gender diversity, violence in relationships, sexual pleasure, intimacy and love.

    Depending on what local council areas this survey was conducted in, some students in Victoriastan and Mainland Tasmania may be a poor statistical sampling of the country as a whole.

  134. Chris

    To be fair, the documented case of 19th century cannibalism by Aboriginals involved a Chinese dish.

  135. struth

    Meryl Streep says she and other actresses are planning to make a series of “non-negotiable” demands…

    Seems being a thespian endows people with enormous power.

  136. H B Bear

    Remember when SBS was about broadcasting news, sport, music, talk radio and lurid Italian comedy films for Non-English-as-first-Language New Chums ?

    SBS needs to return to its roots – Hitler, nazis and Euro muff.

  137. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just a few quick thoughts.

    Tell them your name is Pest Tattern, from the Cat.

  138. It was designed by a white guy in a NSW University.

    Doesn’t he demand royalties for it’s usage?
    Royalties, such a noble and traditional concept…that also happens to have been culturally appropriated from the whitefella.

  139. Stimpson J. Cat

    A recent survey of 2,000 students in Victoria and South Australia found young people want less repetition of biology and more information about gender diversity, violence in relationships, sexual pleasure, intimacy and love.

    More Tim Wilson colouring books needed stat!
    Also rainbow crayons!

  140. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2579288, posted on December 8, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Fuck off Libby Mac

  141. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dot painting was from the 1970’s introduced by a white teacher just north of Alice.

    Libertarian, lawyer, cryptobanker, artist.
    Is there anything he can’t do?

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Then finish by asking them if they believe in cultural appropriation, and then ask them how they got there today, and why they are dressed in western clothes.

    Ask them if they would go back to living in 1769 – a skin cloak, a couple of spears, a couple of dogs, and a dead kangaroo, by an emptying waterhole?

  143. Chris

    Leftists deny Turnbull any credit for S&M Bill.

    The lesson that cucks will never learn is that sucking up to the left is all downside. Unless sucking up is your thing.

    They will come in your mouth and they moist certainly won’t respect you in the morning.

    Apologies to lady Cats, but the proper perspective on what cuckservatives do is necessary.

    Thats the thing. Labor shut down the SSM push for their own political profit, as did President Clinton. Once the Coalition got in the intensifying pressure was not about the desire to get married, but having a ‘moral issue’ to signal virtue against the Coalition.
    Because the media almost to a man are gay-friendly, signalling virtue by approving SSM soon became the only game in town. And chat our esteemed colleague calls ‘cuck’ Liberals fell for it.

  144. Stimpson J. Cat

    Yep. Long ago.
    Thunderbirds too.

    Of course, you would be very interested indeed in puppets, wouldn’t you Grigs?

  145. cynical1

    I tell you the bride looks gorgeous.
    Just beautiful..

    He won’t look as nice bent over for a penis proctology.

  146. Stimpson J. Cat

    Also Grig I like that you are trying very hard to be nice AND yourself.
    Keep it up.

  147. Chris

    Ask them if they would go back to living in 1769 – a skin cloak, a couple of spears, a couple of dogs, and a dead kangaroo, by an emptying waterhole?

    And infant mortality at 40%, with mothers starting at thirteen – OMG, soooorry I shouldn’t have reminded them of that!!1!

  148. struth

    Whoever is conducting the aboriginal propaganda session will not be a full blood.

    There are standard arguments they use like, “when people tell me I am only part aboriginal I ask them what part, my leg, my arm……………………….they think this is a great statement and use it all the time, to which your answer should be (always using questions) you tell me, the part that got you this gig, what part was that?
    It seems like it must be your arse, because I can’t see that and the rest of you looks white, and it sounds like you are speaking out of it.

  149. DrBeauGan

    a reader
    #2578871, posted on December 8, 2017 at 1:32 am
    DrBeauGan you clearly don’t work in the sort of environment that I do. Robust discussion of anything religious, political or philosophical is likely to get you fired in my line of work. Besides all of my colleagues know exactly how I feel about the issue.

    No, I don’t and wouldn’t. I never discussed things other than work in office hours normally but in tea breaks, anything goes. An environment in which I had to conform to prevailing prejudices wouldn’t suit me at all. I’m rather like Milo, but better looking and heterosexual.

    Your work environment sounds hellish to me. What on earth do you do?

  150. Top Ender

    Chris, if you want to read up on the carriers in the Falklands, there are two good books to catch:

    Admiral Sandy Woodward’s biography One Hundred Days. He was the commander of the Task Force; a WWII submariner originally, and a very capable naval officer. It’s an excellent read. As a junior naval officer myself I read it, and was so impressed I wrote him (in his retirement) a letter, adding that as he must be very busy I didn’t anticipate a reply. Back came a politely penned note. (Obit of him here)

    The other is Sea Harrier over the Falklands, by Commander “Sharkey” Ward. He was the air group commander, and a fighter pilot himself. It’s a really good account by an expert that is worth reading twice or more. Ward was a”mercurial” character who made enemies but was likely one of the few men who could have achieved air supremacy as he did.

    Copies on Abebooks, I expect.

  151. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m rather like Milo, but better looking and heterosexual.

    You are a raving Aspie Math junkie.
    Carry on.

    😁

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    as part of my work I have a whole day mandatory training on indigenous “awareness.” This is where I get told to be guilty, I stole children, I’m racist and I invaded Australia…. not looking forward to this day…

    If you survive the day without getting the sack, keep us posted, please?

  153. Leigh Lowe

    struth

    #2579289, posted on December 8, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Dot painting was from the 1970’s introduced by a white teacher just north of Alice.

    Wait!
    Are you saying acrylic paint and masonite are NOT ancient dreamtime inventions?

  154. Chris

    Thanks for the references Top Ender!
    BTW did Sinc forward my email to you about joining your proof-reading team??

  155. struth

    Lysander, always remember to be offended.
    Let’s face it you should be, you really are the one that should be.
    Don’t let anyone take the moral high ground they do nor deserve.

    Even if you have no direct relatives that died in defence of this country, thousands of your fellow white men have and you should be disgusted and offended at this blatant racist abuse against those people who allow this person to speak vtoday, only due to their sacrifice.

    Be utterly disgusted at your piss weak management for putting you through this shit.
    Threaten to sue for the trauma it’s caused you to come face to face with such traitorous disrespect.

    Your managers are causing you this distress.
    Make a million, or threaten them with it.
    Be prepared to lose your job.
    Get another job.

  156. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2579314, posted on December 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    I’m rather like Milo, but better looking and heterosexual.

    You are a raving Aspie Math junkie.
    Carry on.

    Stimpy, prepare to hear from my lawyers regarding your defamation of me as a Math junkie. The word ‘Math’ is completely unacceptable.

  157. Tom

    Drip, drip, drip. Another name to remember in the Washington swamp: Bruce Ohr.

  158. Myrddin Seren

    – The FBI attorney mistress of fired Mueller lead investigator Strozk represented Andrew McCabe, the FBI Deputy Director whose wife received $700,000 from Clinton (which they failed to disclose)

    I am tipping Charlie Sheen to play Strozk in the Netflix series.

  159. Myrddin Seren

    Of course, you would be very interested indeed in puppets, wouldn’t you Grigs?

    A recent cameo appearance.

  160. struth

    Wait!
    Are you saying acrylic paint and masonite are NOT ancient dreamtime inventions?

    Generally speaking they had ways of painting on walls and bark, more so in areas with more resources and therefore more down time available, but dot’s are a crock of shit.
    The best line they try to use is that they put rocks in patterns on the ground during ceremonies and have just transmitted these to paper.

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, prepare to hear from my lawyers regarding your defamation of me as a Math junkie. The word ‘Math’ is completely unacceptable.

    Aspie Confirmed!

    😁

  162. Stimpson J. Cat

    Generally speaking they had ways of painting on walls and bark, more so in areas with more resources and therefore more down time available, but dot’s are a crock of shit.

    They couldn’t boil water, which meant no dyes.
    All they could use was ochre.

  163. struth

    They couldn’t boil water, which meant no dyes.
    All they could use was ochre.

    Exactly, but the point being is they could still paint, they just didn’t do dots and the surface areas used were bark, rocks, and the body, basically.

  164. Top Ender

    Hi Chris – nope! Try my gmail on [email protected]

  165. Rabz

    they are cracking down with an AFP presence around CL offices in ‘high risk’ areas

    If it stops the irredeemable incompetent idiots hassling people going into Bunnings, I’m all for it.

  166. struth

    Also in the tropical north many tubers and plant bulbs gave good colour without boiling water.

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Even if you have no direct relatives that died in defence of this country

    One of the younger generation came home from school aghast at the story of the frontier massacres. Kindly old Uncle Two Alpha informed him that “they speared your great great grandmother’s two brothers, in Queensland, in the 1880’s, so it wasn’t all one sided.”

  168. Roger

    Having normalised same sex “marriage”, now it’s full steam ahead with education in gender diversity & same sex relations in the classroom: Safe Schools on steroids.

    Thanks to all those Libertarians who ticked the Yes box because they wanted government out of people’s lives and those who thought amending the Marriage Act would be the end of it.

  169. struth

    One of the younger generation came home from school aghast at the story of the frontier massacres.

    Yet Ypres will be a place they never hear of.

  170. Stimpson J. Cat

    Exactly, but the point being is they could still paint, they just didn’t do dots and the surface areas used were bark, rocks, and the body, basically.

    Who the f$ck has time to paint when you are busy banging you d$ck with rocks and putting flowers in it?

  171. Stimpson J. Cat

    Also in the tropical north many tubers and plant bulbs gave good colour without boiling water.

    Don’t make excuses for them.
    They are not children.

  172. struth

    Who the f$ck has time to paint when you are busy banging you d$ck with rocks and putting flowers in it?

    Oh I see, now we are back on the “safe schools” subject.

  173. struth

    One of the younger generation came home from school aghast at the story of the frontier massacres.

    What frontier massacres?

  174. Helen

    SoG et al,
    This book by Judy Campbell, Invisible Invaders published by MUP shows evidence that the settlers did not bring disease with them. Rather, smallpox was already here when they arrived, thanks to the Macassan trepangers up north. There was also no record of small pox on the journey out, nor at the ports at which the boats called and the length of time of the journey was greater than the spores could have survived within blankets and clothing.

    Another myth turned cross to bear by poor old whitey, long with the pox, no doubt hen we know that was decimating the North West thanks to the Jap pearlers long before. Because there was in fact a lot of pre contact contact, we cannot take any disease myth to be true.

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What frontier massacres?

    I did point out that some of those massacres had been fully investigated at the time, and found to be nothing more then “stories my Nanna told me.”

  176. Rabz

    Indigenous knowledge systems informing decolonised climate action on land management, sustainability, climate justice and climate refugees

    Another entry from the Beyond Parody Files, #eleventy gazillion and fifty nine.

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There was also no record of small pox on the journey out, nor at the ports at which the boats called and the length of time of the journey was greater than the spores could have survived within blankets and clothing.

    Didn’t evil, debbil debbil whiteman spread smallpox by presenting the indigenous with infected blankets? Bill Shorten said so in Parliament, and he would never lie, would he?

  178. Stimpson J. Cat

    Indigenous knowledge systems informing decolonised climate action on land management, sustainability, climate justice and climate refugees

    Translation:

    “Give the money you White dog c$nts!”

  179. struth

    Helen is correct there.
    The Trepang industry was very large and concentrated on the coast of Arnhem land.
    Aboriginals had access in those areas to alcohol, tobacco, axes, metals, and were taught how to make a simple dug out canoe and even how to sail.
    Prior to that it was all bark canoes and no real sea going at all.
    They had VD and other STD’s transmitted to them by these predominantly Indonesian Muslims who camped on the shores of Australia for possibly hundreds of years and Kava has only recently been banned.

    Mathew Flinders report on the extensive industry caused panic in Sydney and was the reason for the early (failed attempts) of settlement up there.

    This is of course history now hidden and the official line is that these trepan fisherman were very respectful of the Yongu and everyone sat around singing Kumbaya, ignoring well documented proof otherwise.

  180. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2579325, posted on December 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm
    Stimpy, prepare to hear from my lawyers regarding your defamation of me as a Math junkie. The word ‘Math’ is completely unacceptable.

    Aspie Confirmed!

    Of course. I only wrote it to amuse you, stimpo.

  181. Myrddin Seren

    This is of course history now hidden and the official line is that these trepan fisherman were very respectful of the Yongu and everyone sat around singing Kumbaya, ignoring well documented proof otherwise.

    Test Pattern in 3, 2, 1…….

  182. Stimpson J. Cat

    There was also no record of small pox on the journey out, nor at the ports at which the boats called and the length of time of the journey was greater than the spores could have survived within blankets and clothing.

    White people carry their filthy diseased culture with them everywhere they go.
    The number of Ethnic utopias contaminated by their pale pallid madness is incalculable.

  183. Rebel with cause

    full steam ahead with education in gender diversity & same sex relations in the classroom: Safe Schools on steroids.

    I’ll bet that the countries giving Australia an absolute hiding in the education stakes like Singapore, Hong Kong, Finland and Estonia spend bugger all of school time on social issues.

    As is typical of wooly headed lefties, the failure to teaching basic academics in favour of SJW garbage hurts disadvantaged students most. They don’t learn how to read, write and add up at home and now they aren’t being taught it at schools either.

    Surely an opening in the market for a school that promises to just teach good academics?

  184. Diogenes

    Are you saying acrylic paint and masonite are NOT ancient dreamtime inventions?

    Ridiculous. The next thing you will tell me is the shotguns, tinnies, and outboards used by the indigines around Kakadu are also not dreamtime inventions.

  185. Stimpson J. Cat

    full steam ahead with education in gender diversity & same sex relations in the classroom: Safe Schools on steroids.

    Safe Schools Transgender Sex counselor’s.
    You know you want it.

  186. struth

    As is typical of wooly headed lefties, the failure to teaching basic academics in favour of SJW garbage hurts disadvantaged students most. They don’t learn how to read, write and add up at home and now they aren’t being taught it at schools either.

    Surely an opening in the market for a school that promises to just teach good academics?

    That’s the actual Maxist agenda.
    The head of safe schools who openly admits to hating the west and being a Marxist makes no apologies, and hides nothing,
    Private schooling or anything other than indoctrination by government will be banned.
    That won’t be too far down the track.

    It’s been done before in Germany and USSR.
    This is how it’s done.

  187. Diogenes

    The price of Bitcoin (BTC) continued to soar on Thursday, creating chaos among those trying to buy and sell the cryptocurrency currency due to service trouble at several exchanges.

    In the past 24 hours, Bitcoin surged from around $12,700 up beyond $16,500, a new high, before retreating to around $15,500 by mid-morning Pacific Time, as listed by Coindesk. The fanciful digits sold for a less than $1,000 in January.

    On the Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX), an cryptocurrency exchange, the price was at one point over $19,000, a disparity with other exchanges that invited arbitrage – profiting from price differences – but that proved difficult due to widespread service disruptions.

    Coinbase, GDAX, Bitfinex, and Kraken all suffered service trouble on Thursday as buyers and sellers of Bitcoin tried to participate in the market.

    Coinbase’s status page reported delays in outgoing BTC transactions, poor performance, and ID verification problems.
    …..
    On Wednesday, Steam said it would no longer accept Bitcoin as payment from subscribers because it has become too volatile to deal with and because the transaction fees surpassed $20, 100x what they were when the company began accepting Bitcoin.

    But elsewhere there’s still enthusiasm. A week ago, the Hong Kong office of global accounting firm PwC said it has begun accepting Bitcoin as payment for its advisory services. And a variety of other firms, including Microsoft, Overstock, Wikipedia, and others continue to welcome BTC

    From EL Reg https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/07/bitcoin_price_soars_amid_technical_troubles_for_exchanges/
    Posted without comment …

  188. Roger

    Surely an opening in the market for a school that promises to just teach good academics?

    In theory, yes.

    But if government funded how long will they escape the notice of the revolutionary commissars?

    Church schools are already buckling under pressure.

    And if not government funded few could afford to send their children to them.

    This is why home schooling is on the rise.

  189. areff

    The authouress of that Conversation piece has just added this in the comments thread:

    Education institutions are the vehicles often for social change – this is evident throughout history and in Australia more recently, is really evident in the way schools played a role in being instruments of and also subjects of the dramatic shift in policy to embracing Multiculturalism.

    Give her brownie points for honesty.

  190. struth

    Our culture is so terrible, no one will leave it and those from other cultures do whatever they can to get here.
    Never seen a boat heading to Christmas Island from Darwin, although I’ve thought about it and then claiming asylum.
    I’d be better off.

  191. H B Bear

    I’ll bet that the countries giving Australia an absolute hiding in the education stakes like Singapore, Hong Kong, Finland and Estonia spend bugger all of school time on social issues.

    Bugger all time on buggery?

  192. Stimpson J. Cat

    There are standard arguments they use like, “when people tell me I am only part aboriginal I ask them what part, my leg, my arm……………………….they think this is a great statement and use it all the time, to which your answer should be (always using questions) you tell me, the part that got you this gig, what part was that?

    These people sicken me.
    They are literally taking the Goon out of real Aboriginal mouths.

  193. H B Bear

    Having normalised same sex “marriage”, now it’s full steam ahead with education in gender diversity & same sex relations in the classroom: Safe Schools on steroids.

    Roger, that can’t be right. The Yes camp said that was just a distraction.

    Looks like the gaystapo must have got hold of some of those walkabout goalposts from the Aboriginal Industry.

  194. Stimpson J. Cat

    On Wednesday, Steam said it would no longer accept Bitcoin as payment from subscribers because it has become too volatile to deal with and because the transaction fees surpassed $20, 100x what they were when the company began accepting Bitcoin.

    The exodus begins!
    If nerds can’t use Bitcoin to buy drugs, hookers, or video games it is dead!
    Dead I say!

  195. struth

    Looks like the gaystapo must have got hold of some of those walkabout goalposts from the Aboriginal Industry.

    Top comment

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  197. Roger

    Give her brownie points for honesty.

    If not for grammar; yet she’s an associate perfesser!

  198. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Awesome:

    https://twitter.com/MonicaChon/status/938918302470017025

    “If you ban house parties, an externality is that you keep people from bonding. America needs bonding.”

  199. Stimpson J. Cat

    Education institutions are the vehicles often for social change

    Yes yes, and cars are the vehicles often for location change.

  200. Rabz

    The best thing you will ever see

    LOL. I can’t wait to weave “atroxcity” into a future convo, bro.

  201. Mother Lode

    White people carry their filthy diseased culture with them everywhere they go.

    Stimpy is right.

    Little known fact – the small pox virus is just one of the genes (also called ‘the White gene’) in white peoples chromosomes.

    Well, woke scientists say so anyhow.

  202. Oh come on

    LOL I said it was rakenado but m0nty is heading next level rakiness, which I didn’t think could possibly be a thing but he’s forging a new path. We’re now beyond rakes. A MOAB (Mother Of All Beclownments) is going to be dropped on poor m0nty soon.

    Just consider how wrong m0nty can be in one comment, to see what an epic clusterfuck is headed his way:

    – Manafort hasn’t turned, you dick. He’s pleading Not Guilty to all charges Mueller has laid.

    – Flynn has pled to a pissant charge that Alan Dershowitz says is no threat to Trump.

    – the WH denial of a subpoena of Trump’s financial records at DB came from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, not Trump’s lawyer. Your sources are truly appalling. And the story about the subpoena came from a single Reuters report. Zero corroborating evidence has been provided of its veracity. You are merely speculating that the WH wouldn’t know if Trump’s bank records had been subpoenaed. How the hell would Reuters, and only Reuters know this, then?

    I can see why you aren’t a journalist anymore, m0nts. You would have been absolutely awful at your job.

  203. Stimpson J. Cat

    The best thing you will ever see:

    The Absolute F$cking Chad God.

  204. Chris

    Yes yes, and cars are the vehicles often for location change.

    I guess yet again

    Stimpy is right.

    Confirmed!

  205. Stimpson J. Cat

    “If you ban house parties, an externality is that you keep people from bonding. America needs bonding.”

    That bodyboarder/surfer star-crossed line actually made me cry.
    Bro Tears!

  206. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy is right.

    Join me in the Alt Sane.

  207. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    That bodyboarder/surfer star-crossed line actually made me cry.

    It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.

    Keggers and beer pong can change our world.

  208. areff

    I can see why you aren’t a journalist anymore, m0nts. You would have been absolutely awful at your job.

    Au contraire. The Rakemeister would fit perfectly in any modern newsroom. Stupid, opinionated, inconsistent, partisan, dishonest, sleazy and smugly self-satisfied — he’s a natural

  209. Stimpson J. Cat

    I can see why you aren’t a journalist anymore, m0nts. You would have been absolutely awful at your job.

    He’s way too busy.
    He simply doesn’t have time.

    I have a sneaking suspicion he is the secret father of the “Iranian Princess” Rita Panahis child, and that is why he quit journalism.

  210. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.

    I can’t believe Avril broke Chad’s heart.
    There is no justice in the world.

  211. thefrollickingmole

    Milos visit upset some of the right people then?

    And can we get a “race commissioner” who looks like hes ever raced towards more than an chip dropped near a seagull?

    Australian media fawned over Milo, says race commissioner
    Amanda Meade

    The race discrimination commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has lashed out at the media for what he says is dangerous and fawning coverage of the speaking tour of Milo Yiannopoulos which has lent credibility to his extreme views.

    “I’ve been astounded how sympathetic and fawning some of the coverage has been and surprised at how there hasn’t been more scrutiny given to his views and to his history of political activity,” Soutphommasane told Weekly Beast. “He has a well documented association with neo-Nazis and white supremacist leaders in the US. He has been widely discredited in the US and the UK and yet he comes here and receives the media red-carpet treatment and it’s just bizarre.”

    Soutphommasane said not all media outlets indulged – he admired Jeff Sparrow’s piece for Guardian Australia for instance. But he pointed to a livestream of a Yiannopoulos speech on one news website, and extensive reporting of his movements in newspapers, online and radio

    “There has been no basic scrutiny of his noxious views,” he said. “There are sections of the Australian media which have become addicted to sugar hits of outrage and confected controversy. We shouldn’t be indulging in extremist forms of politics and excusing it as ironic hipster racism. There have been many people who have been denied visas for doing similar things.”

    The Australian’s engagement editor, Jason Gagliardi, wrote that the former Breitbart editor won fans during his visit. “Milo Yiannopoulos … came, saw and conquered this week, dispatching speeches, op-ed pieces and bitchy bon mots while sending media personalities like Waleed Aly and Karl Stefanovic running for their mummies.

    “He also won a lot of new fans from the ranks of informed Australians, so for this week’s Readers’ Comments column, add a heaped spoon of Milo and stir well. Let’s engage.” Gagliardi went on to quote readers who found Milo’s guest opinion column in the Australian “refreshing” and witty.

    Anyone want to bet he was stroking himself through his pockets as he salivated over being able to dent a Visa to Milo?

    Heres the excrement our “race commissioner” is happy to promote.
    As a student activist and member of the Trotskyist group, the International Socialist Organisation (ISO), Sparrow was one of the Austudy Five, controversially arrested after a protest in 1992.[6] He was expelled from the ISO in 1995[7] and helped found the splinter organisation, Socialist Alternative (SA).[8]

    So our race commissioner is happy to promote a person following an ideology which killed 100 million last century, but its ok, they meant well.

  212. Mother Lode

    to which your answer should be (always using questions) you tell me, the part that got you this gig, what part was that?

    And if they think it means they should be treated as ALL Aboriginal, does that mean they are also ALL the rest of their ancestry? Are they ALL Aboriginal and ALL European?

  213. entropy

    I can see why you aren’t a journalist anymore, m0nts. You would have been absolutely awful at your job.

    I don’t see why that is a disqualification at all.

  214. From link above

    The results of the same-sex marriage postal survey were clear: Australia voted in favour of equality. The marriage equality bill has passed, and the mandate to deliver inclusive sexuality education in schools is more pressing than ever.

    Hey, didn’t the Yes side constantly say that the vote had nothing to do with sexuality education? Clearly, they were lying through their arses but don’t say you weren’t warned.

  215. Stimpson J. Cat

    You know, I’ve always liked Nickelback.
    And Chad, this is how you remind me.

  216. thefrollickingmole

    I’ve always liked Nickelback.

    Insanity confirmed!

  217. Tom


    Au contraire. The Rakemeister would fit perfectly in any modern newsroom. Stupid, opinionated, inconsistent, partisan, dishonest, sleazy and smugly self-satisfied — he’s a natural.

    I would point out that areff is no theoretician: this is direct, personal, very current observation.

  218. dover_beach #2579391, posted on December 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Hey, didn’t the Yes side constantly say that the vote had nothing to do with sexuality education? Clearly, they were lying through their arses but don’t say you weren’t warned.

    Let them over-reach. The blockheads who voted Yes are a little slow on the uptake and need to be bashed with the cluebat more than the average bear.

    The definition of marriage will eventually be returned to normal* via a national referendum. We throw out bad governments after a while, why not bad laws.

    * Trigger Warning

  219. cynical1

    I can image that Tim Southpossum at school.

    The last picked for any sporting event.

    Not because of racism, but because he is a tubby little mummy’s boy.

    And now is power trip time.

    Piss off Tim, the Korean bloke needs a new body double.

  220. Leigh Lowe

    Praise the Lord!
    No more accidental glimpses of this fuckwit when I flick on the TV on the weekends.

  221. Roger

    So our race commissioner is happy to promote a person following an ideology which killed 100 million last century, but its ok, they meant well.

    He doesn’t promote him despite his Communism, but precisely because of it.

  222. Stimpson J. Cat

    OK.
    It’s time to start redefining things for all the acronyms out there so they don’t get confused.
    Here were go.

    Wedding terminology 101

    Best Wamen.
    Man of Honor.
    Bridesmen.
    Groomswamen. (this has creepy lesbian connotations)
    Flower Boys.
    Ring Bear(don’t ask)

  223. max

    Auden was homosexual but his own experience in a long term relationship with Chester Kallman convinced him that two gays could never be ‘married’, no matter what anyone said.

    The soldier loves his rifle,
    The scholar loves his books,
    The farmer loves his horses,
    The film star loves her looks.
    There’s love the whole world over
    Wherever you may be;
    Some lose their rest for gay Mae West,
    But you’re my cup of tea.

    Some talk of Alexander
    And some of Fred Astaire,
    Some like their heroes hairy
    Some like them debonair,
    Some prefer a curate
    And some an A.D.C.,
    Some like a tough to treat’em rough,
    But you’re my cup of tea.

    Some are mad on Airedales
    And some on Pekinese,
    On tabby cats or parrots
    Or guinea pigs or geese.
    There are patients in asylums
    Who think that they’re a tree;
    I had an ant who loved a plant,
    But you’re my cup of tea.

    Some have sagging waistlines
    And some a bulbous nose
    And some a floating kidney
    And some have hammer toes,
    Some have tennis elbow
    And some have housemaid’s knee,
    And some I know have got B.O.,
    But you’re my cup of tea.

    The blackbird loves the earthworm,
    The adder loves the sun,
    The polar bear an iceberg,
    The elephant a bun,
    The trout enjoys the river,
    The whale enjoys the sea,
    And dogs love most an old lamp-post,
    But you’re my cup of tea.

  224. Rae

    This book by Judy Campbell, Invisible Invaders published by MUP shows evidence that the settlers did not bring disease with them.

    Evidence? No. It’s Campbells hypothesis only, and may or may not be correct.

    The History of Smallpox in Australia

    See Chapter 1.

    … this question can never be settled unless some hitherto undiscovered records come to light.

  225. DrBeauGan

    And all three, including the priest can wear long dresses. Although the priest will wear trousers underneath, according to CL I don’t know how he knows this and don’t want to.

  226. Stimpson J. Cat

    There are patients in asylums
    Who think that they’re a tree;

    Not just in asylums.
    This is a very astute observation.

  227. Stimpson J. Cat

    I can image that Tim Southpossum at school.

    The fat waddling Pork Bun that he is.

  228. Stimpson J. Cat

    Although the priest will wear trousers underneath, according to CL I don’t know how he knows this and don’t want to.

    I can confirm this as an Expert Altar Boy, a veteran of small country churches and mighty cathedrals, who has served for priests and Arch Bishops alike with a mixture of skill and flair that made him a much in demand bell ringer and censer flinger.

  229. DrBeauGan

    The fat waddling Pork Bun that he is.

    There are lots of silly people out there. The question is, why are we paying them good money for being silly? Monty Python was much better value for money.

  230. Stimpson J. Cat

    The sooner the Satanic Pope Francis allows transgender priests and servers the sooner we get REAL Alter Boys.
    Ain’t life grand.

  231. Mother Lode

    Evidence? No. It’s Campbells hypothesis only, and may or may not be correct.

    So, a person who says we cannot be sure about something, weighed against a person who insists there is no room for doubt.

    The confidence of the latter is not actually proof of the proposition.

    Some of the greatest hindrances to the evolution of knowledge are those who refuse to admit the current theory could possibly be wrong.

    The left are always absolutely strident and driven by absolute certainty, yet time and time again reality delivers a backhander across their faces. And other people are left paying the price,

    Oh, and fuck off, Septimus.

  232. feelthebern

    Andrew O’Keefe, gooooonnnnne.

  233. Stimpson J. Cat

    Are alt-boys girls?

    Technically wamen can be altar servers, although real Christians and Catholics consider it a vile heresy worthy of the punishment burning at the stake for anyone even contemplating such blasphemy.

  234. Geoffrey Rush has filed defamation proceedings against the Daily Telegraph.

  235. notafan

    Geoffrey Rush has filed defamation proceedings against the Daily Telegraph.

    Good

    A customer who I was sure was left of centre was very peeved about that attack on Rush

  236. Mother Lode

    I thought I was on my way to a black belt in my Altar Boy training, until my mum told me it was actually Tae Kwon Do training – which would explain why the other guys never turned the other cheek when I did a face kick.

  237. Stimpson J. Cat

    You know what’s sad?
    When you feel like a part of you is missing and you realize it is madness and you miss it more than your hair.
    Sanity is so f$cking boring I tell you.
    Sigh.

  238. Tintarella di Luna

    Man of Honor.

    There was a movie with Patrick Dempsey called Made of Honor — yech!!!

  239. Stimpson J. Cat

    Geoffrey Rush has filed defamation proceedings against the Daily Telegraph.

    The creepy naked piano player should be locked up like the freak he is.

  240. Knuckle Dragger

    MS at 11.45;

    Hungary has a loooong history, largely not given the recognition it deserves of defending its borders from those who would do it harm. They spent centuries fighting off the Ottomans, who repeatedly invaded with bigger and bigger armies and who were desperate to establish a stranglehold on Eastern Europe.

    If it wasn’t for them no Holy Roman Emperor would have been able to withstand a sustained Ottoman onslaught, with the possible exception of Charlemagne. And speaking of Charlemagne, even he was content to smack up the Saxons and Poles among others, but he judiciously left the Hungarians alone. They had some of the fiercest warriors and possibly the best warrior culture in Europe.

    Given all that, it’s no wonder they’re bucking the EU trend. I reckon there’s some serious risk versus reward conversations happening in Hungaryland now about whether to tell the EU that they’ll go it alone, thank you very much, and that they didn’t spend 1600 years fighting off Muslim hordes and retaining their national identity to have it destroyed by a handful of cravat-wearing pansies in Brussels.

    Disclaimer: I do not have Hungarian blood (Scots/Irish) but admire the way the Magyars go about their business.

  241. Mother Lode

    Geoffrey Rush has filed defamation proceedings against the Daily Telegraph.

    Rush is in a left wing industry, but he doesn’t push a left wing agenda. He might be a lefty, but he doesn’t whirl his politics around people’s heads as if looking for an opening.

    Actors are very touchy feely people, and Rush trained at Lecoq in France which emphasises movement to create character.

    I would be as shocked to find out he was part of the Pervnado as I would be if Spielberg was.

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