Monday Forum: December 18, 2017

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  1. Top Ender

    Reporting in from the battlefront of Telstra versus the Outraged Customer….

    – four email outages so far. Email simply stops working, bot sending and receiving
    – the most logical explanation seems to be that the amount of spam I receive is tripping a suspension service
    – pointing out the spam is coming through their servers, and why therefore don’t they stop it is met with confused acknowledgement
    – according to them I should have received a text each time warning of the suspension – none received
    – one earnest chap explained the problem was with my email address. It needed to now have a number in it as well as letters. This I absolutely refused to do, despite him being very keen to replace an address I have been using for 15 years or more
    – this morning’s outage was followed by a call from an NBN person; a restoration of the service – and then a text saying it had been suspended again – which it hadn’t
    – this afternoon a lady called from the Philippines “to fix the service” which was not broken at the time

    Managed to register an official complaint with the Telstra site, which fell over during the previous two days when pressing “Submit” after filling in all the fields.

    Also registered a complaint with the Telecommunications Ombudsman, which resulted in them sending a complaint to Telstra (within six hours) telling them to resolve it, but only by 9 January.

    Have said in my complaints I want $50 per outage as compensation.

    Fight the good fight!

  2. egg_

    We live in a society where people feel comfortable wearing thongs on planes and bare feet in supermarkets.

    A UNE Academic was well known for shopping in his pyjamas and of course there were the obligatory students in clown outfits – ready to greet Baananaby?

  3. Viva

    Markle is thrilled to convert and marry Harry.

    “Paris is worth a mass” after all.

  4. egg_

    Baldrick
    #2587753, posted on December 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    Rae
    #2587743, posted on December 18, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Fuck off 1234 Zee

    It must literally be a pain in the arse shedding a human skin suit to take a crap and then re-applying the saddle leather moisturiser?

  5. Stimpson J. Cat

    We live in a society where people feel comfortable wearing thongs on planes and bare feet in supermarkets.

    This trend was started by our current refugee foot fetish diabolical Commie pretend Pope.

  6. Pedro the Ignorant

    Pom’s are nine down.

    Ashes now being gift wrapped for return to Australia, the rightful owners.

  7. Chris

    I am Lois Lane, Girl Reporter on the Daily Planet. Girlfriend of Superman.
    Sheer factual reportage from me. No Gonzo stuff. 🙂

    You go Girl Reporter. I enjoy your writing including the persona and that Super Name-Drop.

  8. Kev

    The M4 carbines on issue to N.S.W. cops, would be fully automatic, or restricted to semi auto?

    The M4A1 carbine is a fully automatic variant of the basic M4 carbine intended for special operations use. … The M4A1 has a “S-1-F” (safe/semi-automatic/fully automatic) trigger group, while the M4 has a “S-1-3” (safe/semi-automatic/3-round burst) trigger group.

    All the articles I have read say M4 and not M4A1. The thought of the barely trained NSW Police having full autos is frightening. If they had them at the Lindt Cafe incident the poor woman would’ve been ripped to shreds.

  9. Pedro the Ignorant

    Aussies now beaning the tail enders fair in the head.

    No mercy.

  10. Geriatric Mayfly

    Another letter on the keyboard is gobbled up.

    Introducing ‘translesbians’: Heterosexual couples disguised as lesbians American Thinker

  11. Pedro the Ignorant

    Commentators calling it a “sickening blow to the head”.

    Aussie players laughing and giving high fives to each other in true sporting spirit.

  12. Mother Lode

    The NSW police with the M4’s reminds me of something I read about the Americans training Iraqis.

    They said that the Iraqis were very keen and wanted to do a good job (and I think it is pretty hard to be too generous calling them brave considering they and their families would have been targets in those days).

    But while they had commitment, they did not yet have the discipline. When something happened they would open fire in a manner the Americans called ‘Death Blossom’.

    I expect most Cats get the reference.

  13. zyconoclast

    Fisky
    #2587740, posted on December 18, 2017 at 5:37 pm
    That’s a nice article, zyk, but you’ll find most Twitter “libertarians” are wussia loons who want the Deep State to launch a coup against Trump.

    Thats why I posted it.
    Next time he gets a gig on the Cat, we can remember this article.

    Notice how he metions his Australian and Canadian friends.
    No mention of his sub Saharan African friends, not his Afghanistan friends…

  14. ‘Hunting with a Tractor and Trailer’

    Ah yes. The traditional way.

    They go hunting at Woollies like everyone else.

  15. Infidel Tiger

    We would be safer if the NSW police force was disarmed.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle

    Introducing ‘translesbians’: Heterosexual couples disguised as lesbians

    Also transfamilies.

    “The whole family is in transition”: All four members of Arizona family are transgender (Saturday)

    Yes, there are still a few “um, what?” stories left in 2017. The tale of the adult couple here isn’t that unusual, I’d guess. They met after each had already switched genders and long after one had already given birth to the two children. It stands to reason that trans people are more likely to date other trans people since they’ve reached a comfort level with transgenderism that the average joe hasn’t. If they had met, gotten married, then both transitioned, that would be unusual.

    Eleven-year-old Mason — he’s the one with the bike — is living as a boy, after being assigned female at birth. And then there’s Joshua, 13, whose brown hair falls around her shoulders as she sits in her wheel chair.

    The perfect lefty version of “the family”: mum, dad, two kids, completely and utterly nuts nutless.

  17. Mother Lode

    They would have been better prepared tactically if they had only been told Man Monis was a serial speeding ticket delinquent and that the only issue with his weapon was that it was not in a gun case in a gun cage in a concrete gun bunker 30 metres under a police station.

  18. DrBeauGan

    The perfect lefty version of “the family”: mum, dad, two kids, completely and utterly nuts nutless.

    Members of the nutter community, though.

  19. Oh come on

    Nice swansong for the WACA.

    I cannot believe that NSW is going to demolish Stadium Australia. It isn’t even 20 years old. What a colossal waste of money.

  20. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2587791, posted on December 18, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    We would be safer if the NSW police force was disarmed.

    Just saw four Plod in Collins St in a “plainclothes” dual-cab ute armed to the fucking teeth with all manner of shit.
    I engaged my now standard defensive tactics …. looked around for a Moozley to hide behind if they jump out and start firing. Safest place to be.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All the articles I have read say M4 and not M4A1. The thought of the barely trained NSW Police having full autos is frightening. If they had them at the Lindt Cafe incident the poor woman would’ve been ripped to shreds.

    That’s the problem I’d have, even with ten full days training, and retraining twice a year.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    Time the WACA pitch got the arse.
    It is an autobahn for three and a half days then it turns into the NSW section of the Hume Highway.

  23. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2587775, posted on December 18, 2017 at 6:15 pm

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  24. Oh come on

    It’s pathetic, Calli. Ok so it isn’t the absolute latest and greatest in stadium designs. So what?

    And what kind of dumb precedent is this? The NSW is going to rebuild Sydney’s premier stadium every 15 years so they always stay number 1?

    Honestly, would you rather an easily replaced Ikea stadium or an MCG? Which of those is an icon?

  25. calli

    I have fond memories of that stadium. The Beloved and I had premium seats for One Night Only in 2000 – it was the first event ever held there.

  26. Makka

    Time the WACA pitch got the arse.
    It is an autobahn for three and a half days then it turns into the NSW section of the Hume Highway.

    Yep. The biggest suburban cricket ground in Australia.

  27. stackja

    Oh come on
    #2587796, posted on December 18, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Wrong type of stadium for today.

  28. Muddy

    Search on for missing submarine AE1.

    Next up … the Montevideo Maru.

  29. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Are Manus Island protesters ruining CHRISTMAS? Refugee activists block roads to Melbourne’s container port holding up festive deliveries

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5189435/Refugee-activists-block-roads-Melbourne-container-port.html#ixzz51b66D6IK
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    Fvcking Social justice warriors want international sanctions placed on Australia until the reffos are let into Australia…

  30. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Next up … the Montevideo Maru.

    Well said.

  31. stackja

    3.50pm: Done and dusted. The WACA bears witness to Australia wrapping things up at the earliest possible opportunity, just as in 2013-14.

    No sooner is Steven Smith out of the victory huddle, he has a microphone under his nose: “Captaining an Ashes winning side is an amazing feeling. It’s a moment we’ve been looking forward to, so much has gone into the preparation, the way we’ve gone about it was spectacular, 400 is a pretty good total but we come out and got a massive score and only had to bat once. The bowlers have done a massive job, Nathan Lyon has been exceptional. So many emotions coming out, the boys are going to celebrate hard tonight. Josh Hazlewood was exceptional, he hit really good areas and got Bairstow early. To win an amazing Ashes series, to be 3-0 up and get that urn back, I’m really proud.”
    72.5 W
    Cummins to Woakes, OUT, short ball, Woakes tries to ramp, and feather through to the keeper! Job done, England have been rumbled and Australia have reclaimed the Ashes! They’re into a huddle, jumping up and down as the WACA screen broadcasts the news, for the last time in contests such as these, that Australia have won and recaptured the urn!
    CR Woakes c †Paine b Cummins 22 (92m 48b 3×4 0x6) SR: 45.83

  32. Oh come on

    Wrong type of stadium for today

    Tough. Find a way to make it work.

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    And what kind of dumb precedent is this? The NSW is going to rebuild Sydney’s premier stadium every 15 years so they always stay number 1?

    The new seats will be extra wide to accommodate weight challenged people. The seats will be in seven colours, so that there will be a pretty rainbow effect extending right around the arena. Prayer rooms will be included. There will be more toilets because of the extra genders to be accommodated. To be more environmentally conscious the playing surface will be made from recycled PET bottles collected in the NSW Government PayPal bottle machines, and will be dyed to form a gigantic Aboriginal flag. That way the Welcome to Country welcomers will feel more welcome.

  34. Oh come on

    Or don’t. However, spending $1billion+ on replacing a modern stadium ought not be an option. If I were from NSW, I’d be monumentally pissed off at such an indulgence.

  35. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    People from NSW don’t even like sport. The attendance numbers at events in NSW are atrocious.

    If I was building a stadium there it would have a capacity of about 10,000, 12 prayers rooms and 17 gay bath houses.

  36. Oh come on

    The NSW Libs deserve to lose government over such a colossally wrong-headed decision.

  37. Elle

    I thought Q&A finished for the year last week, but I see the last one is on tonight. I hope Carp is on board … and Sinc with a Q&A thread. Pretty please.

  38. Oh come on

    The NSW Libs reckon their greyhound call (ahem) dogged them. It’ll be nothing compared to this twin stadium boondoggle. Woof!

  39. Geriatric Mayfly

    Fvcking Social justice warriors want international sanctions placed on Australia until the reffos are let into Australia…
    Three people suspended themselves on light poles as part of the protest, blocking entries on the busy Footscray Road.

    Three people and some, should have been suspended on light poles.

  40. Tel

    If I was building a stadium there it would have a capacity of about 10,000, 12 prayers rooms and 17 gay bath houses.

    Preferably with ambiguous and confusing signage, for example an icon showing a man on his knees designed so that no one can quite figure out what he is doing.

    That should assist.

  41. rickw

    meanwhile in Queen St Altona

    Woman claims car-jacking attempt by JB. In the police description – African appearance etc etc, and was not wearing shoes. At least our lot wear one.

    Recent firearm license renewal paperwork seemed to have a lot of emphasis on the licensee only being authorised to use firearms for the purposes for which the license was issued.

    Presumably this is the angle VicPol takes if any shooter happens to nail a jungle bunny in self defence, or heaven forbid, even wave it at them.

    “You contravened your license conditions because self defence is not covered by a sport / target shooting license.”

    Very cute.

  42. stackja

    Sydney needs Olympics again.

  43. Top Ender

    Thanks Stackja – next cab off the rank.

  44. rickw

    If I was building a stadium there it would have a capacity of about 10,000, 12 prayers rooms and 17 gay bath houses.

    Preferably with ambiguous and confusing signage, for example an icon showing a man on his knees designed so that no one can quite figure out what he is doing.

    That should assist.

    The muzzies would appreciate a single entrance and then confusing signage at the juncture. Gives them an excuse for making a wrong turn! Why not a third option, a petting zoo? Goats and ponies only!

  45. Tom

    Joe Root: we couldn’t trick the colonials with swinging pommy-designed balls like we did in the Old Country.

    Translation: we’re crap.

  46. cohenite

    All the articles I have read say M4 and not M4A1.

    Yeah, which makes the Lindt disaster mysterious. Either there were a lot of shooters firing semi-autos or an automatic being fired to explain the number of rounds fired to bring down the muslim and the poor civilians. And a couple of cops.

  47. cohenite

    Hillary defends slick willy fiddling with the ladies because it was investigated and proven whereas Trump’s alleged peccadillos haven’t been: gawd she’s a shocker:

    https://www.facebook.com/rondwyersettingtherecordstraight/videos/1413194332141910/?hc_ref=ARR6frtI2GgvNrhQmoStFVrfeAs_FVEF9uBvnVbkc5DVIT8bXno0F8gqBfQ_H8rCqnA

  48. Oh come on

    Sydney might well get the Games again and sooner than we think. I don’t think hosting the Olympics is what it was. The IOC can’t be picky like it used to be, demanding all brand new facilities, multi billion dollar city spends, exorbitant bribes etc. We’re soon going to get future games which no city bids to host at this rate. The IOC will have to fall back on cities which can offer the full range of functioning facilities that are adequate for purpose (so that rules out at least Athens and Beijing) and that’s as good as could be expected. Sydney will be in the running if that happens.

  49. Baldrick

    Sydney needs Olympics again.

    The NSW budget is currently in surplus. An Olympics is the last thing they need.

  50. Leigh Lowe

    People from NSW don’t even like sport. The attendance numbers at events in NSW are atrocious.

    If I was building a stadium there it would have a capacity of about 10,000 12 prayers rooms and 17 gay bath houses.

  51. Oh come on

    Surely LE spec ops guns would be fully auto…?

  52. Aldrydd

    We live in a society where people feel comfortable wearing thongs on planes and bare feet in supermarkets.

    I was on a flight from Brisbane to Emerald & the guy beside me was whinging about the fact it has become a budget flight… he as wearing thongs, a pair of King Gee work shorts, & a skruffy black t-shirt.

  53. zyconoclast

    I have heard if you fully declare to your HR department that you are a, “male appearing lesbian.”
    This way no one will dare mess with you and you can still go out with women because you are lezzo.

    Using the weapons of the cultural Marxists against them. One gender at a time!

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yeah, which makes the Lindt disaster mysterious. Either there were a lot of shooters firing semi-autos or an automatic being fired to explain the number of rounds fired to bring down the muslim and the poor civilians. And a couple of cops.

    Twenty two rounds, fired by two coppers.

  55. zyconoclast

    Joe Root: we couldn’t trick the colonials with swinging pommy-designed balls like we did in the Old Country.

    Translation: we’re crap.

    Rooted?

  56. cohenite

    Twenty two rounds, fired by two coppers.

    Where does that come from?

  57. Helen

    Lizzie, lovin your travelogue, makes me want to go myself. Keep it coming, please! 🙂

  58. Oh come on

    I have heard if you fully declare to your HR department that you are a, “male appearing lesbian.”

    I have heard that if you try this, you’ll very likely be fired for something or another.

  59. Helen

    I checked out that albatross link but it is dark and I think it is sleeping! LOLs

  60. Knuckle Dragger

    Hey, what does everyone think about Prince Harry getting hitched? Shouldn’t his missus have to change her religion or something?

    What?

    What’d I say?

  61. Eyrie

    So the M4A1 has settings : S safe, 1 single and F FUCK YEAH!

  62. Oh come on

    Oh and there is a small matter of one’s sense of personal dignity that would preclude most from making such a claim.

    If I were happy to use the tactics of the tramsgressives, I would join them.

  63. Roger

    And what kind of dumb precedent is this? The NSW is going to rebuild Sydney’s premier stadium every 15 years so they always stay number 1?

    Bread and circuses.

    Best keep the mob distracted from grim reality at any cost.

  64. Roger

    Speculation the Gabba may have to bid for the 1st Ashes test next time around because it’s now 12 years old.

    Why are our powers that be so intent on destroying our competitive advantage in every field of endeavour?

  65. Oh come on

    So the M4A1 has settings : S safe, 1 single and F FUCK YEAH!

    I believe the F stands for ‘you’re Fucked’ – well, according to the etching on the weapon that some murderer cop used to snuff out a white life that doesn’t matter in the States recently.

  66. Spring is coming

    My wife runs a small business. First shipment of goods supposed to arrive October. held up at docks. 3 weeks for paperwork, 3 weeks for dock strike, 2 weeks now for customs inspect. No Communication now.
    Chance of receiving before Christmas ? Same as an English tailender getting the ton. Another small business
    [email protected] again. Thank you Govmint thank you Unions. Merry [email protected] u Christmas.

  67. cohenite

    The SMH, dissecting why nobody sniped Man Monis early in the piece.

    What a schmozzle. I don’t know for sure. One of the paramedics first through said the place was ripped to shreds. High load FMJ ammo will do that. That could explain why the place looked as though more ammo was used. Ricochets everywhere. There must have been an official count of the ammo used. The point is when the cops went through that door one shooter was all that was needed.

    One of the snipers had good intel Tori Johnson was about to be executed but no one took his call. The poor civilians. And the cops want to disarm the population.

    When the cops went through that door one shooter was all that was needed

  68. stackja

    Top Ender – good luck.

  69. egg_

    Three people suspended themselves on light poles as part of the protest, blocking entries on the busy Footscray Road.

    Wot – no faulty wiring?
    /NADT

  70. Hey, what does everyone think about Prince Harry getting hitched? Shouldn’t his missus have to change her religion or something?

    Looked upthread – seriously, you argued about that.

    FMD

  71. Three people suspended themselves on light poles as part of the protest

    Next time let me tie the knots – you know it makes sense.

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When the cops went through that door one shooter was all that was needed

    I’m of the opinion that the main reasons Two Commando weren’t called in was firstly, certain police officers wanted to endorse their resumes “Successfully negotiated end to siege where hostages were taken” and secondly, fear of a backlash from certain areas of Western Sydney.

    IIRC, the claim was made that Special Forces would have used one shooter, two rounds, maximum.

  73. John Constantine

    Didn’t click on the link, but the Australian newspaper had the cocktail that Yallorn coal power station would be unmanageable under the Andrews Nazgul yarragrad power plan.

    Dynamite yallorn, then buy a billion solar panels.

    Got them where we want them, Comrades.

    Lucky their Wahhabi imported replacements thrive living barefoot in mudhuts.

  74. Snoopy

    Naughty Knuckles!

    I’m surprised no one dragged up MV’s hysterical fear of paper wasps.

  75. Roger

    My wife runs a small business.

    My commiserations.

  76. dopey

    I hear Cathy Freeman is back in training.

  77. Rae

    Wrong type of stadium for today

    Tough. Find a way to make it work.

    We recorded the 2017 State of Origin Series.

    Ray Warren at 10 mins 15 secs into the second half of Origin II 2017 at ANZ Stadium:

    It’s a sell-out crowd
    They certainly didn’t want any more
    82,259.
    ANZ as we’ve always said
    It’s a wonderful stadium for the big occasions.

    A wonderful stadium it might be, but maybe they want bigger sell-out crowds.

  78. cohenite

    the claim was made that Special Forces would have used one shooter, two rounds, maximum.

    God help us when the muzzies do get organised.

  79. cohenite

    The Melbourne Mayor has sex claims made against him so this takes over his job:

    Billabong Boy waltzes into Melbourne Clown Hall

    Terence Maher Spectator Australia 18 December 2017

    A young blond professional environmental activist who has never had a real job is set to become the City of Melbourne’s accidental 104th Lord Mayor running a budget of $557 million.

    Arron Wood, 42, assumed Melbourne’s top job yesterday when Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC was forced to take “gardening leave” when serious allegations – including sexual harassment, indecent assault and misconduct – were levelled against him.

    The allegations will be thoroughly investigated by Dr Ian Freckleton QC. Wood as Doyle’s loyal deputy becomes Acting Lord Mayor in Doyle’s absence.

    Doyle told Twitter he was “shocked” by the allegations and would take a month’s leave to clear his name but astute observers believe this is the end his 34-year political career.

    If Doyle, who was first elected Lord Mayor in 2008, is forced to resign, then Wood – the little-known furry tree-hugger – will be confirmed as Melbourne’s 104th Lord Mayor.

    Wood, whose only claim to fame before his election last year as Doyle’s deputy dog, was to graduate from Al Gore’s disastrous Climate Change Leadership Program which seeks to run Melbourne’s CBD businesses on the equivalent of mung beans.

    Doyle made Wood is running mate at the last city council election to win the younger yoof vote because he rightly saw constantly expanding Die Grünen Ghetto as the main threat to his third four year term in Melbourne’s top job.

    Indeed, Doyle defeated Dr Adam Bandt, the Greens’ Federal MHR for Melbourne for the top job in 2008. The Greens’ Federal Leader Senator Richard Di Natale and State MLA for Melbourne Ellen Sandell have also tilted at the Melbourne City Council windmill.

    Wood’s assentation to the Lord Mayor’s big office in Swanston Street means the Green machine has now vertically integrated its political stranglehold over Australia’s fastest growing city.

    Although he describes himself as a “sustainable business expert” and the “Billabong Boy” in his autobiography, Melbourne’s new Lord Mayor is unlikely to survive for too long on his own in the glare of the big city headlights.

  80. woolfe

    Perth has now exceeded the mean average annual rainfall for the year.

    Where is old Flanners with his desert city?

  81. entropy

    I left early this morning. Has there been a bit of a kerfluffle about the pending royal nuptials and religion?

  82. entropy

    I mean, there seemed a brief discussion was starting, did it go all day?

  83. John Constantine

    Yarragrad retail electricity to go up sixteen percent in the new year.

    Wholesale electricity in melbournibad to go up forty eight percent.

    Since the two towers went down, over two million people have been imported into Melbourne, counting full timers, students plus random visas.

    Plus fertility birthrates.

    Minus the world war two generation going to God.

    Yarragrad now full on Stalin central, tax old wealth to fund new benefits.

    Comrades.

  84. John Constantine

    At least now we know how many Anglicans can be burnt for heresy on the head of a pin.

  85. zyconoclast

    Hey, what does everyone think about Prince Harry getting hitched? Shouldn’t his missus have to change her religion or something?

    Looked upthread – seriously, you argued about that.

    FMD

    +100

    The Women’s Weekly on steroids (or should that be hemorrhoids?)

  86. IIRC, the claim was made that Special Forces would have used one shooter, two rounds, maximum.

    It was known early in the Lindt siege that the baddie was the one who’d been doing the rounds of Army funerals, giving “fuck you” letters to the mothers of the KIA troops.
    With this in mind, if the job had been duckshoved to the Army, Monis would have lasted about a heartbeat before being comprehensively drilled.

    Had “Western Sydney” objected to that it would have been advised to go & perform a certain sex act upon itself, one requiring superhuman powers of contortion.

  87. nemkat

    Yeah, it went all day, entropy.
    The combatants ended up agreeing that Markle is an ugly old munter who has prolly had more pricks than a pub dartboard, and Prince Ginger is a likely left footer.

  88. I’m surprised no one dragged up MV’s hysterical fear of paper wasps.

    Damn! Another aspect of my dark past exposed.

  89. Delta A

    From Cohenite’s post at 8.36 pm:

    Wood’s assentation to the Lord Mayor’s big office in Swanston Street means the Green machine has now vertically integrated its political stranglehold over Australia’s fastest growing city.

    Assentation? A typo, (instead of ascension,) or intentional?

    Definition assentation: ready assent especially when insincere or obsequious.

  90. calli

    The Women’s Weekly on steroids (or should that be hemorrhoids?)

    Yet no one mentioned table manners. Does she cut up all the food on her plate then shovel it in, or does she cut one piece at a time. And is the fork held like a dagger and the knife like a pen?

    These things are critical.

  91. Mark from Melbourne

    Perth has now exceeded the mean average annual rainfall for the year.

    Surely you mean average mean average?

  92. calli

    They have to be forced onto that pin head first, JohnC.

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Had “Western Sydney” objected to that it would have been advised to go & perform a certain sex act upon itself, one requiring superhuman powers of contortion.

    I’ll still bet good money that, if Monis had been used as target practice by Two Commando, the professional victims of Western Sydney would have objected…

  94. Mater

    The SMH, dissecting why nobody sniped Man Moris early in the piece.

    Just the Snipers? From go to whoa, it was a complete shemozzle in every respect.
    As I said at the time, it started with not ceasing the live telecast of the situation. That set the preconditions for failure.

  95. I’ll still bet good money that, if Monis had been used as target practice by Two Commando, the professional victims of Western Sydney would have objected…

    How much ammunition would Two Commando have brought with them? (No special reason for asking).

  96. The SMH, dissecting why nobody sniped Man Monis early in the piece.

    The SMH has no clue – the shooter has to adjust for angle of the shot, the type of glass, thickness of glass, the type of bullet, amount of deflection from the shot angle, fragmentation of the round and type of round.

    Ball will react differently to Plus P, which reacts differently to unjacketed which reacts differently to a raufus round (not that that would be used).

    Precision shooting has a lot of variables and requires good intelligence of the scene.

  97. Infidel Tiger

    A wonderful stadium it might be, but maybe they want bigger sell-out crowds.

    The only time Stadium Austrakia sells out is one night a year when it is full of Queenslanders watching you faggot New South Welshmen capitulate like Little bitches. There is zero need for a large capacity stadium in that foul city.

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    And then there’s Joshua, 13, whose brown hair falls around her shoulders as she sits in her wheel chair.

    I don’t know who to respond to this sentence.
    I would love to interview the parents in a safe space.

  99. Top Ender

    First shipment of goods supposed to arrive October. held up at docks. 3 weeks for paperwork, 3 weeks for dock strike, 2 weeks now for customs inspect.

    That sounds like Letters to the Editor of as many newspapers as possible; plus all of the relevant ministers saying you’ve sent them.

  100. Tel

    God help us when the muzzies do get organised.

    It would require one very strong leader to make that happen, because they only know how to rally behind a strong leader. I really don’t see the Iranians being particularly expansionist, yes they want control of their general neck of the woods and they influence their near neighbours, but that’s because they want stable borders, and they only trust other Shiites. Saudi Arabia could be expansionist but they lack the ability to even defeat Houthi tribesmen who have nothing. Groups like Hezbollah are effective over a limited region, plenty of determination and grit when it comes to their own territory but they lack sophistication.

    It would take a heck of a powerful leader to pull the whole lot together. Highly unlikely IMHO.

    Our problems are ourselves. We achieved so much technological change in so little time, we forgot where we were going… a people in search of a purpose. Islam picks the bones of dead empires, it does not stand up against powerful opponents.

  101. Peter Castieau

    Regarding the Dastardly resignation, is it a given that KK will take the vacancy ? Will Sam actually quit?

    If it’s not the yank then who is it? I’m not across the internal machinations of the ALP.

  102. zyconoclast

    From a US website:

    AUSTRALIA USES MEGA BATTERY TO SUPPLY ELECTRICITY!!!
    This isn’t a joke. South Australia has the most expensive utility and electrical bills in the civilized world…and the worst, most unreliable service. Their electrical rates are triple what we pay in the U.S. They just installed a huge 100 megawatt lithium-ion battery built by Elon Musk. The price is a secret. It probably cost about $250 million. IT HAS TO BE REPLACED ABOUT EVERY FIVE YEARS. Disposing of it is an ecological nightmare. It is powered by windmills!!! Seriously, this is not a joke. Windmills have failed all over the world, because they don’t work. This asinine battery will only supply 30,000 homes with MINIMAL energy for one single hour. One hour. Emphasis on “minimal”, as in having your lights and TV on. It’s hard to comprehend white people are this insane. Windmills and batteries wouldn’t supply one single home, much less tens of thousands. Their standard of living is miserable. They have adopted most all the major planks of communism and are busy adopting the rest. This used to be prosperous country.

  103. stackja

    Sinc forgot Q&A?
    Q&A
    Monday, 18 December 2017
    Greg Hunt – Minister for Health and Sport
    Anthony Albanese – Shadow Minister for Infrastructure
    Maxine McKew – Author and Hon Enterprise Professor, University of Melbourne
    Greg Sheridan – Foreign Affairs Editor, The Australian
    Alice Workman – Political Reporter with Buzzfeed Australia;
    19

  104. Snoopy

    Sky News: M4 machine guns.

  105. Makka

    As I said at the time, it started with not ceasing the live telecast of the situation. That set the preconditions for failure.

    Yes but the Commish, Burns and Baird had no intention of letting this crisis opportunity go by without milking it to death for political and career gain. This was highlighted with the NSWPol “sniper” filmed while kept in his in position for hours without a spotter- it was all ashow.

  106. EvilElvis

    IIRC, the claim was made that Special Forces would have used one shooter, two rounds, maximum.

    Of course they would have. They’re trained, hardened, battle ready professionals. Not like the cert IV trained numptys running around in blue who should have been sent to Western Sydney while special forces did the job.

  107. Delta A

    zyconoclast
    #2587889, posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm
    From a US website:

    Do you have a link for the US website?

    This must be sent to the hopefuls – Liberal and Labor – who are grovelling for our vote.

  108. zyconoclast

    inc forgot Q&A?
    Q&A
    Monday, 18 December 2017
    Greg Hunt – Minister for Health and Sport
    Anthony Albanese – Shadow Minister for Infrastructure
    Maxine McKew – Author and Hon Enterprise Professor, University of Melbourne
    Greg Sheridan – Foreign Affairs Editor, The Australian
    Alice Workman – Political Reporter with Buzzfeed Australia;
    19

    He didn’t forget, he realised it does not matter and only the insane still watch it.

  109. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Fvcking Social justice warriors want international sanctions placed on Australia until the reffos are let into Australia…
    Three people suspended themselves on light poles as part of the protest, blocking entries on the busy Footscray Road.

    Three people and some, should have been suspended on light poles.

    I have spare piano wire.

  110. cohenite

    Our problems are ourselves. We achieved so much technological change in so little time, we forgot where we were going… a people in search of a purpose. Islam picks the bones of dead empires, it does not stand up against powerful opponents.

    Correct.

    What I meant about islam getting organised is for some reasonably intelligent terrorists to focus on Australia.

  111. Tintarella di Luna

    Wrong type of stadium for today.

    Of course it is, it does not have transgender toilets and a Muslim prayer room

  112. EvilElvis

    My wife runs a small business.

    First mistake right there, Spring. Don’t worry, I’m living the dream with you.

    Business is awesome. Provided you don’t have to deal with government, suppliers or customers…

  113. stackja

    Peter Castieau
    #2587888, posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Kaila Murnain?
    past General Secretaries:
    Mark Arbib 2004–2007
    Karl Bitar 2007–2008
    Matt Thistlethwaite 2008–2010
    Sam Dastyari 2010–2013
    Jamie Clements 2013–2016

  114. Mater

    What I meant about islam getting organised is for some reasonably intelligent terrorists to focus on Australia.

    When they stop posting their intentions on Facebook, we could find ourselves in trouble!

  115. Oh come on

    The only time Stadium Austrakia sells out is one night a year when it is full of Queenslanders watching you faggot New South Welshmen capitulate like Little bitches.

    Brutal…but what else is the rest of the country supposed to take away from your State of Origin series?

  116. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2587895, posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Great comedy show.

  117. Tintarella di Luna

    If it’s not the yank then who is it? I’m not across the internal machinations of the ALP.

    Yes Peter it will definitely be the twangette – her ratings on Sky are absolutely and embarrassingly abysmal.

  118. QandA – Jesus that porker from buzzfeed has been at the buffet in the green room

  119. Whoever does Greg Hunts makeup will do well on the cadaver circuit.

  120. Our problems are ourselves. We achieved so much technological change in so little time, we forgot where we were going…

    In the grander scheme of things Tel, the fifth columnists responsible for destroying our power grid scare me more than any two bit terrorists, and the traitors who hijacked our education system scare me even more.

  121. Mitch M.

    God help us when the muzzies do get organised.

    Won’t happen. This afternoon I watched a video addressing why Arab nations do so poorly in warfare. Three key features:

    Very poor commitment in the military units.
    The military leaders are cowards, often leaving a battle scene when things go belly up.
    Loyalty tops ability in choosing leaders.

    Additionally too divided among themselves. A divided house cannot stand. Their “strong leaders” rule by fear not by garnering respect and supporting their followers.

    Muslims are their own worst enemies.

  122. Elle

    I can’t watch Q&A without the support of the Cats, who have the balls to watch it. Am going to go back to Sinc’s ‘Christmas countdown 2017’ blog post and do a little dance.

  123. candy

    Our problems are ourselves. We achieved so much technological change in so little time, we forgot where we were going… a people in search of a purpose.

    Tel that’s very interesting. I think though instead of a people in search of a purpose, it’s a leader we need who knows the purpose.
    People don’t go searching for purposes, they are too busy working and getting the kids ready for school.

    Australia is a divided nation. It will unfold as to who gets it together – Turnbull or Shorten.

  124. Tintarella di Luna

    The new seats will be extra wide to accommodate weight challenged people. The seats will be in seven colours, so that there will be a pretty rainbow effect extending right around the arena. Prayer rooms will be included. There will be more toilets because of the extra genders to be accommodated. To be more environmentally conscious the playing surface will be made from recycled PET bottles collected in the NSW Government PayPal bottle machines, and will be dyed to form a gigantic Aboriginal flag. That way the Welcome to Country welcomers will feel more welcome.

    Love your work Bruce of Newcastle.

  125. I can’t watch Q&A without the support of the Cats, who have the balls to watch it. Am going to go back to Sinc’s ‘Christmas countdown 2017’ blog post and do a little dance.

    It’s ok, i’m here for you.

  126. Nick

    Alice Workman – Political Reporter with Buzzfeed Australia;

    Buzzfeed, FMD

  127. egg_

    The Women’s Weekly on steroids (or should that be hemorrhoids?)

    Yet no one mentioned table manners. Does she cut up all the food on her plate then shovel it in, or does she cut one piece at a time

    How does she handle a Kransky?

  128. candy

    Does anyone remember anything from Q&A over the years at all, apart from the young Islamic guy who was supporting terrorism or being stupid, and Germaine Greer talking about the size of Ms Gillard’s bottom.

    I can’t think of anything else.

  129. Snoopy

    Rita Panahi at times has a striking resemblance to Norman Gunston. I think it’s her eyebrows.

  130. QandA – Albosleazy doesn’t like foreign Gubbernimt interfering – Including it’s affects the NBN and the Port of Darwin.

    WTF has this anus been smoking?

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    Carpet at 8.21;

    Sorry – my only contribution to this thread and the last, since the discussion morphed from Luther to Markle at breakfast time this morning was a small mention of indigenous literature at 2.07 p.m. today.

    I figured enough people were throwing their hand in, and I didn’t know enough about the subject to mouth off about it so I entertained myself reading the differing views – apart from the cheap snipe at the end, of course.

    So, to summarise – Not Guilty, yer honour. Wasn’t me.

  132. Mater

    Australia is a divided nation. It will unfold as to who gets it together – Turnbull or Shorten.

    Candy,
    I agree we are a divided nation, but I don’t agree that Turnbull and Shorten represent the two sides.

  133. Knuckle Dragger

    Carpe, not carpet.

    Obviously.

  134. egg_

    Whoever does Greg Hunts makeup will do well on the cadaver circuit.

    +1

    Is he auditioning for that Abo horror movie?

  135. Snoopy

    How does she handle a Kransky?

    Like a corn cob I hope.

  136. egg_

    Cuck Hunt allowing McClueless to talk right over him.

  137. I can’t think of anything else.

    Dickhead throwing a shoe – peanuts unfurling a banner upside down and JA having the record at over 150 interruptions.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I can’t think of anything else.

    Duncan Storer whining about how badly off he was on benefits?

  139. egg_

    Sheridan not letting her off the hook.

  140. zyconoclast

    zyconoclast
    #2587889, posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm
    From a US website:

    Do you have a link for the US website?

    This must be sent to the hopefuls – Liberal and Labor – who are grovelling for our vote.

    I got it indirectly. I checked the site out and it has got all sorts of stuff about buying silver. Not worth linking to.

    This however is worth repeating.
    Musk magic and the Tesla torment

  141. stackja

    Mitch M.
    #2587909, posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    WW1 Turks lacked top leadership. Ataturk was low level. 1948 Arabs were still colonials.

  142. I can’t think of anything else.

    Hizb-ut-muzzie complaining we are all racist – some muzzie bint getting owned by Chris Hitchens – Rapefugees complaining they are in detention.

  143. egg_

    QandA – Albosleazy doesn’t like foreign Gubbernimt interfering

    Teh spy dwarf is still in Parliament.

  144. egg_

    Young Islamic wymminz cry bullies.

  145. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE TIMES
    Auschwitz escapee Kazimierz Piechowski has died
    The Times
    The Times
    9:46AM December 18, 2017

    Every prisoner at Auschwitz dreamt of escaping. Many hatched plans, some made attempts, almost all failed and paid the ultimate price. Of the handful who succeeded, one stands out not only for his courage but also for his sheer, breathtaking audacity.

    Kazimierz Piechowski’s escape plan was simplicity itself. He would dress up in an SS officer’s uniform and drive out of the camp in the commandant’s car.

    For this to work he needed a little help and a lot of luck. Prisoners tended to work in groups – known as “blocks” — of about 20. Because Piechowski knew that ten prisoners from the same “block” would be executed for every one who attempted to escape, he decided to create a “fake block” of four workers, himself included.

    On June 20, 1942, the four pulled a cart containing kitchen waste towards the “inner” entrance gate, the one across which the infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign was arched. Piechowski, a German speaker, told the guard that they were Rollwagenkommando (haulage detail). It was not true, but he hoped that the guard would not bother to confirm this by checking his duty list. They were able to walk freely out of the main camp and towards the storage building near the “outer” entrance gate. This they entered via a trap door covering a coal chute that Piechowski, who worked in the storerooms, had earlier unbolted from the inside. They then broke into the room on the second floor where the SS officers’ uniforms were kept. As one of the prisoners was a mechanic who helped to repair the camp’s staff cars, he had been able to make a copy of a garage key. They used this to break in and steal the Steyr 220 convertible belonging to Rudolf Hoss, the commandant of Auschwitz.

    As they drove towards the outer gate they realised, to their horror, that the guards were not lifting the barrier as they approached. Piechowski had hoped they would take one look at the commandant’s car and wave them through.

    Their mouths dry, their hearts thumping, they came to a halt. Time stood still. Then, with not a little chutzpah, Piechowski leant out of the car wearing the SS-Untersturmfuhrer’s uniform that he had stolen and shouted: “Wake up, you buggers! Open up or I’ll open you up!” Shocked, one of the guards scrambled to raise the barrier and, as the car swept past, he saluted.

    From the Oz. Rest in Peace.

  146. egg_

    Sheridan is a good borebot against McClueless.

  147. egg_

    Sheridan almost euthanized the audience via a coma.

  148. Mitch M.

    WW1 Turks lacked top leadership. Ataturk was low level. 1948 Arabs were still colonials.

    Turks had to be saved by Britain and France in WW zero(Crimea). The ME fools still haven’t learnt that the best leaders lead from the front and inspire loyalty rather than lead through fear.

  149. Vitrioli has a face that would look good being flushed in a dunny

  150. egg_

    They had a matrix like moment where time seemed to stop.

  151. Business is awesome. Provided you don’t have to deal with government, suppliers or customers

    EvilElvis, is there a reason you omitted staff?

  152. Elle

    Does anyone remember anything from Q&A over the years at all, apart from the young Islamic guy who was supporting terrorism or being stupid, and Germaine Greer talking about the size of Ms Gillard’s bottom.

    I remember a lot.

    I remember Germaine Greer on a rant about her support of same sex marriage and then in the same breath she said marriage is a fecked institution.

    The audience clapped when she was advocating for same sex marriage and the they also clapped when she said marriage is a fecked institution.

    That said it all for me.

    Senator John McCain branded Barack Obama’s tax policies as “just plain dumb”.

    The Q&A audience are just that – plain dumb.

    Glad you are there for me, Carp. I’m currently in partaay mode and have Sinc’s tune on replay.

  153. Snoopy

    I’m with Alex. Ten metre wide bike paths should be bulldozed through Newtown and Fitzroy.

  154. Snoopy

    When was the last time Fat Albo was on a bike?

  155. Oh come on

    Even in the west our utilities are akin to some 3rd world shithole’s. The lights are flickering like it’s Mogadishu circa 1991. Fucksake. I’m going to have to replace half the Turnbullian light globes.

    Oops and now the power’s out. What a shitty shithole.

  156. Snoopy

    Can you imagine the Buzzfeed landwhale on a bike?

  157. I can’t think of anything else.

    A crowded field I know, but the nadir was the Foreign Minister of Australia being asked to “pop her tits out” right there on the show.

    This on what is purportedly the nation’s leading news & current affairs panel discussion show.

  158. Everyone lurves The child Alexes quesyion about bike paths on roads.

    Note to schoolboy, i am in a vehicle weighing 2 tonnes doing high speed, i am not here to cater to you feeble meandering.

    Get off the road stupid

  159. zyconoclast

    Vitrioli has a face that would look good being flushed in a dunny

    A $10k Japanese dunny?

  160. egg_

    Jesus that porker from buzzfeed has been at the buffet in the green room

    Teh pron dwarf would’ve been sucked into the vortex.

  161. QandA – Maxine McWho likes to blow her own trumpet

    And so does the morbidly obese fat party

    They both hate Don Burke – they “internalised it until the story broke” that is code for i make shit up because it is fashionable.

  162. Snoopy

    Buzzfeed landwhale hasn’t been sexually abused so claims pigtail tugging is the equivalent of rape.

  163. Cpt Seahawks

    Funny how Alice the Hutt has not experienced sexual harassment herself?

  164. Teh pron dwarf would’ve been sucked into the vortex.

    Nothing a 6 foot long plank strapped to his arse couldn’t save.

  165. HHHHaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha

    Albosleazy decrying inappropriate sexual conduct – good one Mr Rub-&-Tug love you long time.

  166. Buzzfeed girl has her phone working overtime on either google or her homepage

    #FatTwat

  167. egg_

    “internalised it until the story broke”

    Burke’s cock?

  168. Stimpson J. Cat

    Can you imagine the Buzzfeed landwhale on a bike?

    Maybe a lesbian town bike.
    That’s a pretty picture to draw.

  169. Snoopy

    A freeze or a cut? What is it?

  170. Buzzfeed girl looks familiar – I know where i have seen her before

    VIZ – Fat Slags

  171. egg_

    Funny how Alice the Hutt has not experienced sexual harassment herself?

    No randy hippos?

  172. Pickles

    Which is the correct way Calli? Of course I know but just want to see if you do.

  173. Snoopy

    Why not just cut funding including HECS to all politics, journalism and sociology schools?

  174. Motelier

    EvilElvis, is there a reason you omitted staff?

    Hmmmmmmmmwhyes, the dreaded staff.

    And taxes, gst, rates, levies, fees and charges, just so you have the pleasure of opening the doors to customers.

  175. Robber Baron

    Greg Hunt has the same hair style as his father Alan, sans the Brylcream.

  176. EvilElvis

    Business is awesome. Provided you don’t have to deal with government, suppliers or customers…

    EvilElvis, is there a reason you omitted staff?

    Just trying to put them out of my mind, Serena. Thanks, add them in. 😉

  177. Alice the Hutt

    BBBBBWWWWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA *oh shit* *cough* aaahahahahahahahahaha *shit i cant breathe* hahahahahahahahaha

    You swine.

  178. rickw

    Australia is a divided nation. It will unfold as to who gets it together – Turnbull or Shorten.

    Candy,
    I agree we are a divided nation, but I don’t agree that Turnbull and Shorten represent the two sides.

    They’re opposite ends of the same turd.

  179. Robber Baron
    #2587968, posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Greg Hunt has the same hair style as his father Alan, sans the Brylcream.

    Same make up as his fathers funeral too.

  180. Nick

    Is he auditioning for that Abo horror movie?

    I believe that the first Aboriginal martial arts film was called ‘enter the flagon’

  181. egg_

    Albo’s phone is ringing – his no. 69 is ready at the local Thai.

  182. Robber Baron

    I could be watching Mission Impossible over on Channel Waleed, but Triolli’s bouncing boobs have mesmerised me.

  183. Snoopy

    I’m guessing Alice the Hut works from the front.

  184. Elle

    Albo’s phone is ringing – his no. 69 is ready at the local Thai.

    ‘Love you long time’ is the combo he ordered.

  185. Robber Baron
    #2587976, posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I could be watching Mission Impossible over on Channel Waleed, but Triolli’s bouncing boobs have mesmerised me.

    You sick man – seek urgent help.

  186. Robber Baron

    Hunt flags more health spending. Trumble coalition going full retard layba. Will Maol wear a lab coat Rudd style?

  187. Snoopy

    What a surprise? Collusion. Confirmed!

  188. Robber Baron

    Kermit the frog’s voice guy asks a stupid question.

  189. Elle

    …but Triolli’s bouncing boobs have mesmerised me.

    Ok, so now I am switching channels. I am curious to see.

    Pleasant boobage. I agree. It’s very LGBQIT of me.

  190. Snoopy

    Daniel just got an ‘A’ for his J-school work experience placement.

  191. Robber Baron

    Obama’s dad was a shiite.

    Like father, like son.

  192. Snoopy

    The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

    #FakeNews from far right website? Am I right?

  193. Motelier

    …but Triolli’s bouncing boobs have mesmerised me.

    Put the televion remote down and step out of the lounge room.

  194. Motelier

    Apparently Twitter has too many people for their advertisers.

    Never piss off half your customers.

  195. Snoopy

    Put the televion remote down and step out of the lounge room.

    That’s not the television remote he’s holding.

  196. That was the last QandA for the year – what a farce.

  197. Garry

    NSW police now equipped with machine guns. Wouldn’t it have been easier to reverse Muslim immigration?

  198. Motelier

    That was the last QandA for the year – what a farce.

    Wait till you see the after party.

  199. Elle

    Wait till you see the after party.

    Let’s go and shake the boring old leftist farts up!

  200. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Now this is how one deals with islam.
    Myanmar continued to destroy Rohingya villages just days after signing a refugee resettlement deal, according to a rights group.

    Satellite images of Myanmar published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday revealed destruction in 40 Rohingya villages since October.

    “The Burmese army’s destruction of Rohingya villages within days of signing a refugee repatriation agreement with Bangladesh shows that commitments to safe returns were just a public relations stunt,” said HRW Asia director, Brad Adams.

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NSW police now equipped with machine guns

    FFS, the weapons in question are NOT machine guns.

  202. Cats in Mighty Qld may now switch from ABC24 to ABC1 and watch Q&A all over again.
    (You know you want to).

  203. cohenite

    Trioli’s tits.

    Sounds like a condition.

  204. Oh come on

    Trioli’s tits.

    Seriously, yuk. Tony Jones’s johnson. Barry Cassidy’s ass-cheeks. Nobody wants to think of the floppy and/or wobbly bits of ABC ‘luminaries’.

    Think about it. And then cease and desist.

  205. Motelier

    Last month the worlds greatest conman released “Semi” to all of his fanboys.

    So I had to ask the question about the tare weight of “Semi”.

    John Cadogan has a quick chat about tare weight and other things.

    Enjoy.

    https://t.co/WGRFCHVena?amp=1

  206. Motelier

    Cats in Mighty Qld may now switch from ABC24 to ABC1 and watch Q&A all over again.
    (You know you want to).

    Missed it once. I can miss it twice thanks.

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t have a link just yet, but it seems Tony Sheldon, of the Transport Workers Union, will be putting his hand up, if the Perfumed Persian’s Senate seat is up for grabs..

  208. Oh come on

    Last month the worlds greatest conman released “Semi” to all of his fanboys.

    In the ‘get it up’ stakes, that’s all Tesla can muster? Sounds right to me.

  209. Oh come on

    PS. the Serbs would be rightly outraged to see the name of their national hero besmirched in such a way.

    Tesla is no Nikola Tesla.

  210. Rafe Champion

    Liberty Quote

    The anti-climate science nonsense being promulgated by ratbag groups such as Quadrant, the IPA and the utterly degenerate and despicable Catallaxy blog depend on the rantings of a handful of so-called ‘sceptics’.— Harry Clarke

  211. struth

    Yes, the Tesla Semi.
    As useless to the transport industry as an ashtray is on a motorbike.

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    As useless to the transport industry as an ashtray is on a motorbike.

    I’ve heard ” as useless as a pie cart in a cemetery.”

  213. struth

    Tony Sheldon, of the Transport Workers Union

    Wouldn’t know an interstate driver if one smacked him in the mouth, and there are many who would love to.

    He’s your typical communist.
    Only interested in the “around town clowns”, the local guys who go to ports for Tolls etc, and can cause trouble when required.

  214. Indolent

    #FakeNews from far right website? Am I right?

    Would you call Politico far right? I thought it was anything but.

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for military types, on the Cat. I’m referring to all the hullabaloo about certain N.S.W cops being issued with assault rifles. I would have thought that any half way decent weapons instructor could teach a police officer to use an assault rifle inside the ten days training, the howler monkeys are screeching about?

  216. BrettW

    From comments by Senator Hinch in Oz and by panel on Q&A it seems the only people who have to report child abuse are Catholic priests who hear such confessions.

    How about the Dr’s who discover FGM in young girls or people in a mosque which performs an underage marriage.

    Hey, what about employers giving domestic violence leave. Shouldn’t they be making reports to police so the victim can be protected and culprits arrested. Even more so if Government employees married to Government employees. Will Unions for example be keeping records of employees who have taken such leave. Would be interesting to see the stats for certain Unions.

    Regarding Tony Sheldon. It was his Union that inflated it’s NSW membership by nearly double thereby giving it more power than it actually deserved. He would be a worse pick than KK.

  217. Knuckle Dragger

    Zulu,

    They’d have to select certain coppers for the training, I would think. Some would have aptitude for these weapons, and some don’t. There’s a cohort of ex-military types in most jurisdictions that wouldn’t have too much trouble taking it in within the ten days.

    And yes, the instructors would certainly have to be competent. Requals every two months for the first year or two and twice yearly after that should do the trick.

    NTPOL still have AR15s, which in traditional fashion still sound like they’re going to break into pieces when you fire them but are still reasonably fit for purpose. Not for long though.

  218. JC

    Great result

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Federal Reserve on Friday raised its estimate of U.S. gross domestic product growth for the fourth quarter of 2017 closer to 4 percent, based on revisions of prior data that suggested stronger economic activities.

  219. Oh come on

    Buzzfeed science editor gets political:

    A science editor at BuzzFeed UK raised a few eyebrows last week after some curious remarks about Communism.

    “All I want for Christmas is full Communism now,” editor Kelly Oakes tweeted

    (Via Drudge)

    Seriously, “full Communism”? What does that mean? What’s the alternative – semi-communism? Journalists are so very, very stupid.

  220. Oh come on

    I’d say stick to science, sweetheart, but I doubt she’s any good at that, either.

  221. Cold-Hands

    “All I want for Christmas is full Communism now,” editor Kelly Oakes tweeted

    After the inevitable smackdown, she’s limited her account to only her followers.

  222. Tom

    Australia’s best cartoonists are out to Christmas lunch already, Europe’s cartooning swamp is in a nihilistic death spiral over the neverending stalling of Brexit and the cream of America’s crop are snatching a few festive days off as well, so there will be slim pickings for the next couple of weeks. Nevertheless:

  223. Top Ender

    The Doyle business. Complete article from the Oz.

    Tuesday evenings at Melbourne Town Hall were long, boozy affairs. With official council business done by 7.30, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, councillors and senior staff would retire upstairs to a plush, private dining room to eat and drink into the night.

    Canapes and aperitifs, a full dinner service provided by Spotless Catering, a delectable selection of cheeses, all washed down with some of the finest wines in the city.

    Customarily one of the last to leave about 11pm, the Lord Mayor would make his chauffeur-driven car available to anyone needing a lift home.

    In May this year, it was Tessa Sullivan, a smart young lawyer mentored by Doyle during her brief time on council, who fatefully took up the offer.

    What happened on the leather back seat of Doyle’s Holden ­Caprice that night outside the ­Albert Park house he shares with his wife and young family threatens to end a political career that has spanned state and local politics for a quarter of a century.

    Sullivan claims Doyle groped her breast; Doyle denies this, ­describing the allegation as ­horrendous. The only other witness is Doyle’s driver, a private contractor who has spent many a late night patiently waiting at the kerb, mayoral flag fluttering from the bonnet of his silver sedan, ­licence plate LM000, while Doyle indulges his sizeable appetites.

    The driver will provide his ­account to Ian Freckleton QC, a barrister appointed by the City of Melbourne to resolve Sullivan’s complaint. Dr Freckleton said yesterday the investigation was already under way. In the meantime, councillors have been instructed to say nothing about the scandal ripping City Hall apart.

    Those who have worked with Doyle say he is no Harvey Weinstein. In contrast with the disgraced Hollywood director, he is not malicious in his treatment of women. Yet they recognise Doyle’s behaviour is a problemthat City Hall has not addressed.

    “It is quite devastating to see what has happened,’’ a former councillor said. “These are not things that I didn’t see. Robert can be charming and generous and supportive of women in their careers but he has this side to him that he has never been able to resolve. People stopped going to those Tuesday night dinners. It was a ticking time-bomb.’’

    A former senior employee said: “He just loves women. He doesn’t do it to intimidate people. A lot of people like him; people kind of go, ‘That’s just Robert’.’’

    For women who don’t take offence at Doyle’s frequent use of sexually loaded double entendres or mind his lingering hugs and occasional kisses, he can be a good and supportive boss. His chief of staff and principal media adviser are both women. He identified Sullivan as a prospective councillor and added her to his re-election ticket when she was largely unknown in political circles.

    In November last year, Doyle was re-elected for an unprecedented third term with double the votes of his nearest rival.

    A former state Liberal leader and Melbourne’s longest- serving Lord Mayor, Doyle is an engaging raconteur and well-read former English teacher who would be mortified to know that some at City Hall consider him lecherous.

    Doyle’s bigger issue appears to be booze. “There was a bit of an unofficial policy not to organise an appointment with the Lord Mayor after lunch,’’ a former councillor said.

    “Alcohol is the key issue. He gets pissed and says and does things.’’

    It is alleged that at another boozy dinner, in December 2014, a similarly young, female councillor received a more than helping hand from Doyle at a Melbourne restaurant. It had been a long night on council business and Doyle was intoxicated. Without warning, he allegedly reached under the table and started caressing her thigh. With the mayor oblivious to her discomfort, she claims she had to shift places to make him stop.

    The incident was allegedly seen by another councillor who the next morning encouraged her to make a formal complaint. She didn’t then and is a reluctant witness now. When Sullivan learned of the woman’s story she added it to her claim, which includes allegations of sexual harassment and indecent assault. More than likely, Doyle cannot remember the incident at the restaurant. He regularly jokes that he can’t remember much of anything that happens the night before.

    Richard Foster, a former ­councillor, political opponent and prominent critic of Doyle, said Sullivan’s complaint had exposed a toxic culture within the Town Hall. “My only surprise about the whole thing is it’s taken so long to come out,’’ he said. “Speaking out against a seemingly powerful figure can be a tremendously daunting proposition. “

    Sullivan, a mother of three, has quit the council. She sought advice from Josh Bornstein, a prominent employment lawyer with Maurice Blackburn, before going public with her claims. She issued another statement yesterday, ­welcoming a “thorough and comprehensive’’ investigation.

    Doyle has taken leave as Lord Mayor and stood down as the chairman of Melbourne Health until the investigation into his conduct is complete.

  224. Delta A

    Heaven help SA. From today’s $Oz:

    Buckle yourself in for a bit of ballot box turbulence
    When Nick Xenophon entered the South Australian election campaign 10 weeks ago as a marginal lower house seat candidate, the major parties sensed the seismic pressures threatening their way of life.

    Today’s Newspoll confirms their worst fears.

    A fortnight ago a prominent Labor MP — in a candid conversation — noted some had privately canvassed the ALP and Liberal Party forming a coalition government if SA Best won too many seats at the March state election.

    The mind boggles. Yet it appears no scenario is too crazy, given the unpredictable times Xenophon has unleashed in South Australia.

    To rtwt, search: Buckle yourself in for a bit of ballot box turbulence

  225. Delta A

    some had privately canvassed the ALP and Liberal Party forming a coalition government if SA Best won too many seats at the March state election.

    They might as well. They are peas in a pod, as I pointed out to a candidate at the local shopping centre last weekend. Reluctantly, he agreed.

  226. Up The Workers!

    Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s biggest mistake is that he wasn’t the Federal Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Liars Party. at the time the alleged offence occurred.

    In that instance, he would have been allowed one complimentary accusation of rape, one of child molestation, one of getting an intern pregnant and one of subsequently procuring an abortion for that intern; and all of the A.L.P.’s devoted army of presstitutes, Judges, Magistrates, Political Police Chiefs, D.P.P.’s, D.P.P.’s Solicitors, highly selective ‘feminists’, Q.W.E.R.T.Y.L.G.B.T.Q.I.’s and assorted hypocritical ‘moralisers’ would have just rolled over and continued snoring.

    The Right Dishonourable Professor, Doctor (With The Receipts To Prove IT) Juliar Gillard O.A.; D.C.M. (Order of the Arse; Don’t Come Monday) may no longer be Prime Spin-ster, but the ‘spin’ and the ‘gillarding’ continue from the propaganda orifice of the Australian LIARS Party.

  227. Delta A

    My pick for letter of the day from the $Oz:

    Worthless windmills
    Tasmanians are bragging about building the largest windmill farm in the southern hemisphere.

    A 2 megawatt windmill contains 260 tonnes of steel requiring 170 tonnes of coking coal and 300 tonnes of iron ore, all mined, produced and transported by hydrocarbons.

    Such a windmill could spin until it falls apart and never generate the amount of power as was invested in building it. Kind of defeats the whole purpose doesn’t it?

    Jack Sonnemann, Lucaston, Tas

  228. Seco

    Robert Doyle confirms why people in public office are so hard to remove, they have too much fun and it doesn’t cost them a cent.

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