Wednesday Forum: December 20, 2017

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  1. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m busy working no time for this malarkey.

  2. Rafe Champion

    Mother Lode, you are fourth, don’t count all the posts by multiple posters!

  3. Stimpson J. Cat

    The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia

    What a bunch of w$nkers.
    Honestly.
    Fat fingered festering foppish Freud freaks.

  4. Mother Lode

    Thomeone ith fourthing patriarchist ordinal numbering on me!

  5. The Moribund Barking Toad

    what do ya know …. top twenty

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    According to witnesses, the alleged attackers were heard shouting “Aussie scum” as the brawl took place. A 17-year-old, believed to be an Iraqi national, was arrested trying to leave the property. He has been charged and bailed.

    From the old thread. Would the attacker have been bailed, if he’d shouted “Iraqi scum” and stabbed two guys outside a mosque?

  7. Bruce in WA

    From the old fred:

    So the Feral Government [sic] has draft legislation to raise a new tax on alcohol to “curb binge drinking”. Hardest hit would be cask wine: the proposal would see a currently $10 cask rise to approximately $45.

    And as the price of booze goes up, drugs become relatively cheaper and soon become the oblivion of choice. Regional WA already has the dubious honour of housing the highest users of ice in the country.

    But it’s not just that. My old Nanna, long gone now, lived on a minuscule pension after Grandad died. Her two pleasures in life were her daytime soaps on the TV, and at night a glass of white wine while she did her knitting. Every Saturday morning she would walk down to the main road and buy herself a 2-litre cask … because that was all she could afford. I dare say there will be quite a number of older people who, if this new tax becomes reality, will find themselves having to give up their glass of cheer. And I’m sorry … but I think that stinks!

  8. EvilElvis

    NBN cock up no. 34279954321.

    Can’t get through to a suppliers landline for 2 days. Wrecking a poor woman’s business who’s had to redirect all her stores through her mobile. NBN can’t even determine that there is a fault. Try ringing the number you stupid pricks!…

  9. stackja

    2GB report bloke petrol cans Canberra.

  10. Mother Lode

    2GB report bloke petrol cans Canberra.

    Eh?

  11. EvilElvis

    Bruce in WA, hit it on the head.

    Things aren’t bright in WA country towns as it is with drugs….

  12. Bruce of Newcastle

    How completely characteristic of this wettest of wet nanny state Liberal Party governments.

    Booze set for price hike to tackle binge drinking

    The draft plan would prevent the cost of all alcoholic drinks from dropping below set prices, with those in the industry expecting a base price of $1.50 per standard drink, The Herald Sun reports.

    They expect this would translate into jumps in the cost of some of Australia’s most popular drinks: a slab of Victoria Bitter rising from around $47 to over $50, and a bottle of Yellow would go from $7 to $10.

    So there you go. Malevolent Mal wants to increase the price of a bottle of wine by a cool 42%. Is that a tax rise or what? Massively penalize people who are responsible and obey the law to “tackle binge drinking”? They expect us to believe this?

    Vote these wretched excuses for politicians out. I hope the Liberal Party goes the way of the Australian Democrats, and, on the face of stupid crap like this it seems highly likely.

  13. Joe

    Massively penalize people who are responsible and obey the law to “tackle binge drinking”?

    This is the modern politicians response to every single issue.
    Rather than penalise the tiny minority of trouble makers, they penalise the majority in such a way as to let the minority causing the problem continue to behave badly. Result, majority penalised and in addition having to put up with minority lawlessness.

  14. John Constantine

    In yarragrad today, people living on properties of under twenty-five acres are now banned from cutting their own firewood.

  15. Baldrick

    25th Battalion A.I.F

    Fletcher, James Lionel (1890–1977)
    He was awarded the Military Cross for laying telephone wires under heavy machine-gun and shell-fire. Although he was wounded, and had severe casualties among his men, he continued to maintain communications and rally his troops. He was promoted captain on 12 August 1916, while recuperating from his wounds. He rejoined his unit on 22 October but was detached to the 7th Infantry Training Battalion from January to June 1917.
    After his return the 25th Battalion took part in the battle of Broodseinde on 4 October and suffered heavy losses, Fletcher being one of the wounded. He returned to his unit on 20 December but was again wounded on 5 June 1918. He was awarded a Bar to his Military Cross for displaying conspicuous gallantry when his company was held up during an attack by heavy machine-gun fire from the right flank. Rallying his men, he rushed an enemy trench, killing six Germans with his revolver.
    Fletcher was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his untiring efforts during an attack near Mont St Quentin on 2 September 1918: he personally captured a machine-gun post and took command of his unit after the commanding officer was wounded.

  16. stackja

    Joe
    #2589006, posted on December 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    ‘Discrimination’ is ‘wonderful’!

  17. John Constantine

    Native Vegetation laws in yarragrad penalise all those that didn’t do their mad rush of clearing already.

    Taking away property rights without compensation.

    Firewood cutting is literally Nazi, solar panels and windmills will replace wood burning.

    Freeze in the politically correct dark, Comrades.

  18. Baldrick

    In yarragrad today, people living on properties of under twenty-five acres are now banned from cutting their own firewood.

    You will use our social justice electricity and pay for the privilege.

  19. C.L.

    … I’d say she’s second or third generation ALP royalty.

    Speaking of Labor peers, news today that Kim Beazley’s daughter has won preselection for a WA seat.
    Third generation.

  20. Baldrick

    From ye olde fred:

    The outgoing Attorney-General George Brandis says he was picked as Australia’s next high commissioner to the United Kingdom because he’s — politically speaking — “a big beast”.

    I’m going out on a limb here and crediting this quote to Chrissy Phiyne.

  21. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2589014, posted on December 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Fuck off Trolly McTroll Zee

  22. Top Ender

    If the price of grog goes up then I take it more people will make theirs at home.

    I tried it 20 years ago. Results were impressive in one way – it was definitely alcoholic as advertised; probably about 40% – but flavour-wise the tastes were not great.

    Seems to be a body of people out there determined to get it right though.

  23. C.L.

    Latest from Labordishu:

    Residents terrified after Melbourne party.

    Residents have been left terrified after gangs of youths attacked police and smashed cars during a rampage after a party at a rented AirBnb house in Melbourne’s west.

    Police were called to the home in Attunga Grove at Werribee about 3.30am on Wednesday to reports that two women were being assaulted.

    But officers were forced to retreat when partygoers began throwing rocks.

    Neighbours say they were left terrified when up to 40 youths from the house started roaming the streets, throwing rocks and smashing cars…

    “They were looking for trouble,” she said of the youths.

    Kristy says the horde arrived at the party house by car, taxi and even bus.

    Her neighbour Chantelle described the gangs as being of African appearance and did not care about police.

    “As soon as they started throwing rocks at the police they thought they could do anything and it started getting worse,” she said.

    Both women were critical of the police response, after officers had been called to the address the night before.

    “They knew there were issues the night before; why would they only send two police officers to start with?” Kristy asked…

    Wyndham police Inspector Marty Allison said police pushed the group away from the house but did not make any arrests.

    “This behaviour is completely unacceptable,” he told reporters at the scene on Wednesday.

    “The message we need to get out to the community and particularly the people who behaved so appallingly is that they’ll be held accountable.”

  24. Ez

    I’m going out on a limb here and crediting this quote to Chrissy Phiyne.

    Rumor has it his browser history *does* contain that search term.

  25. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The draft plan would prevent the cost of all alcoholic drinks from dropping below set prices, with those in the industry expecting a base price of $1.50 per standard drink, The Herald Sun reports.

    They expect this would translate into jumps in the cost of some of Australia’s most popular drinks: a slab of Victoria Bitter rising from around $47 to over $50, and a bottle of Yellow would go from $7 to $10.

    Fuck this country.

  26. candy

    A cask of wine to $45.00. That simply would make no sense.

  27. Mother Lode

    What a useless bunch of turds we have in government.

    The only response to anything is to tax everyone.

    What are they going to do while waiting for the new fleet of artificial reefs subs? Levy a tax on vessels steaming into our waters, and an additional charge if they fire on us?

  28. jupes

    Hey has anyone seen the Dotster lately?

    He hasn’t been to Bali has he?

    Mr Roberts ran for the Liberal Democrats in a 2009 by-election in the Melbourne seat of Higgins, after it was vacated by former federal treasurer Peter Costello.

  29. herodotus

    ABC The World Today has gone on a WEB, so the daily Trump Derangement is delegated to a re-run of NPR’s All Things Considered on News Radio.

  30. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    World’s most expensive electricity, smokes and booze. Xunt of a joint.

  31. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    A cask of wine to $45.00. That simply would make no sense.

    Makes perfect sense if you want to punish the poor and the working class.

    Please note that the tax changes don’t effect premium wines or spirits.

    The hatred of the lower classes in this country by politicians is staggering.

  32. Speedbox

    World’s most expensive electricity, smokes and booze.

    C’mon IT, you know its for the betterment of society.
    /sarc

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    He hasn’t been to Bali has he?

    Not Dot.

  34. Mother Lode

    Fuckers drive people to drink, then tax them more when they do.

    Without the state to magnify their powers several millionfold, our leaders would be spending every night locked in a gym, embarrassed because the cool kids had stolen their shorts again.

  35. Joe

    World’s most expensive electricity, smokes and booze. Xunt of a joint.

    Is this the Liberals cunning plan to make Australia an unattractive place for immigrants and thus lower the immigrant numbers without being seen to be nasty to those poor immigrants?

  36. Tim Neilson

    They expect this would translate into jumps in the cost of some of Australia’s most popular drinks: a slab of Victoria Bitter rising from around $47 to over $50,

    I didn’t think it was possible for me to hate and despise the Michael Trumble Election Winning Machine any more than I already did.
    You learn something new every day.

  37. Top Ender

    And no more fishing for this bloke:

    Qld man sees humorous side to rescue
    Australian Associated Press9
    December 20, 2017

    A Queensland man who spent nine hours lost at sea has shown he has a sense of humour by laughing on national television about surviving the ordeal while wearing nothing but a pair of underpants.

    Ben Mackay was fishing when his boat capsized forcing him to cling to the tinnie for hours on Saturday night south off Mackay.

    “That’s all I had on – a pair of jocks,” Ben told Sunrise on Wednesday.

    After spending hours clinging to the boat in rough seas, Mr Mackay spent another three hours swimming to shore, fighting cramps along the way, and then had to walk to find help.

    His journey was aided by a lucky find – a pair of yellow women’s crocs.

    His humorous observations gave Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage a laugh with her adding, “Sorry for laughing but you’re wearing your underwear and a pair of women’s shoes. It is lucky you are ok.”

    Mr Mackay said he thought he would meet his end in the ocean and was relieved to find help with a man offering him a water and some Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

    He has since been reunited with his family, but says his wife has since issued a warning that he “was never to go in the ocean, ever”.

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Kim Beazley’s daughter Hannah joins female blitz on Lib seats

    The Australian
    12:00AM December 20, 2017

    118
    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    Perth
    @AndrewBurrell7

    Hannah Beazley, the daughter of former federal Labor leader Kim Beazley, has won preselection to contest her father’s former federal seat of Swan at the next federal election.

    She is one of five women preselected by Labor in Western Australia to take on sitting Liberal MPs in the party’s five most winnable seats in the state.

    The most recent preselection was decided on Monday night when the Maritime Union of Australia’s Lauren Palmer narrowly beat the left-backed Bill Leadbetter in a bitter factional stoush over the seat of Hasluck, held by Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt.

    In Swan, Ms Beazley, 37, will start as the favourite to win the seat from long-serving Liberal MP Steve Irons, who holds the seat on a margin of 3.6 per cent.

    It will be Ms Beazley’s second attempt to follow her father into politics after she failed to win the state seat of Riverton for Labor in 2013. She has also run a bridal gift registry franchise and worked in marketing communications, but since March has worked as a speechwriter and policy adviser to West Australian Premier Mark McGowan.

    Mr Beazley represented Swan, in Perth’s inner southern suburbs, from 1980 until he moved to contest the safer ALP seat of Brand at the 1996 election. He returned to Perth in 2016 after serving as Australia’s ambassador to the US for six years.

    Mr Beazley told The Australian yesterday: “I am really proud of Hannah. She is her own woman with her own hopes for her community.

    From the Oz. Cats may recall that it was Hannah Beazley’s grandfather who coined the immortal phrase about joining the Labor Party when it contained the cream of the working class. “As I look about me, all I see are the dregs of the middle class, who persist in using the Party as an intellectual spittoon.”

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Notorious union boss, Joe McDonald, given ALP award

    The Australian
    12:25PM December 20, 2017

    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    Perth
    @AndrewBurrell7

    The Labor Party has given an outstanding service award to militant construction unionist Joe McDonald, who holds the record as the nation’s most prosecuted union boss over convictions for assault, threats, trespass, contempt of court and ­industrial law breaches.

    Mr McDonald, 64, received the award 10 years after then Labor leader Kevin Rudd had him kicked out of the party when he was caught on film making threatening remarks and using expletives at a Perth building site.

    He was quietly welcomed back into the ALP’s WA branch in 2013 when he was serving as assistant state secretary of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union.

    A WA Labor spokesman said today Mr McDonald received his award at an ALP state executive meeting on Monday night. He said nominations for the award were approved by WA Labor’s administrative committee and the party handed out about 14 of the gongs this year.

    From the Oz. A competent opposition would have these clowns on toast!

  40. Baldrick

    Tim Southpossumarse ‘s year in review:

    There also remains an important task in ensuring people understand how laws such as the Racial Discriminstion Act work. Within media reports and commentary, there have been inaccurate characterisations of me having ‘urged’ or ‘encouraged’ complaints. As Commissioner, I regularly inform people about their right to lodge a complaint if they believe they have experienced racial hatred. It is wrong to suggest that giving this information amounts to soliciting complaints.

    Let’s go to the tape:
    “If there are Aboriginal Australians who have been racially ­offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated, they can consider lodging a complaint under the ­Racial Discrimination Act with the commission.” – Tim Southpossumarse

  41. Turnip

    Let’s tax ice as well.
    That seems to be the solution du jour for all other “scourges”.

    ……and unemployment.

  42. Joe

    Let’s tax ice as well.

    I have a better idea. Let’s have the govt. hand out all drugs for free – alcohol included. As much as you want, whenever you want. Let the Lord sort them out.

  43. mizaris

    She has also run a bridal gift registry franchise and worked in marketing communications, but since March has worked as a speechwriter and policy adviser to West Australian Premier Mark McGowan.

    In other words, a perfect Labor candidate. Never worked at a real job, never got her hands dirty, never struggled to put a meal on the table for family, never worried how to pay the next bill, absolutely no life experience whatsoever. But plenty of experience telling others what they want and need though.

  44. Tom

    “The message we need to get out to the community and particularly the people who behaved so appallingly is that they’ll be held accountable.”

    Except when you don’t hold them accountable by refusing to arrest them after they’ve violently trashed someone’s home, you incompetent scum.

    One of Dickhead Dan’s Keystone Kops was on the radio at midday telling citizens the race of the jungle bunnies rampaging through the suburbs (because the cops and the judiciary won’t touch them) is irrelevant.

    Man, it’s going to be ugly when this trashing of our civilisation by our leftist ruling class finally causes civil war — Eureka Stockade x 1,000,000.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Labor Party has given an outstanding service award to militant construction unionist Joe McDonald, who holds the record as the nation’s most prosecuted union boss over convictions for assault, threats, trespass, contempt of court and ­industrial law breaches.

    He’ll be looking at a seat in the Senate, surely?

  46. John Constantine

    Given the success of carbon offsets for electricity, their yarragrad Nazgul now move to introduce vegetation offsets for farmtree removal.

    After consultants reports are submitted.

    The offset markets are of course denied to all those that took a bit of wire in previous govvie schemes, where it was a laughable offence to mention the State would take the ground and trees fenced off.

    Of course, the ground locked up by the State removing private ownership rights is still taxed by the State through the rates system.

  47. John Constantine

    The big super funds that steamed in and did broadacre clearing of the farms they bought have created profit for themselves, but brought the crushing power of the State on everybody else.

  48. classical_hero

    They raise taxes to discourage behaviour, what does taxing income do?

  49. Top Ender

    Work experience sub-editors move into the Oz for the holiday season:

    Pharmaceutical magnate Barry Sherman has been remembered as a driven man who donated his self-made millions to charity after he and his wife were found dead.

    Poor old Barry, but good on him for reaching out after he passed on, to hand over his dosh.

  50. John Constantine

    Anybody refusing to rent a house on short term internet lease to the Apex predators is literally a Nazi.

    Just insure it and let everybody’s insurance go up to cover it.

    Like we do with car rebirthing and Wahhabi whiplash insurance claims.

  51. ian3029

    Pulleease.

    Letter to The Australian today.

    George Brandis’s departure will remove a competent attorney-general, an extraordinarily generous Senate leader and a strong (real) liberal voice that until recently few believed the man had within him (“Brandis answers the call from London’’, 19/12).

    Brandis leaves no obvious successor either as attorney-general or Senate leader and perhaps that is the most telling consequence of today’s diminishing talent pool in the Senate.

    He lifted himself above party politics in recent months and surely that’s what we expect from true leaders.

    Bill Royce, Preston, Vic

  52. Mater

    Let me get this straight.
    You introduce a socialised healthcare system so everyone has equal and affordable access.
    You then realise that some are getting more out of it than others (tragedy of the commons) ostensibly based on their individual lifestyle choices.
    So, to ensure people to pay their ‘fair share’, you start placing prohibitive taxes on lifestyle choices (booze, sugar, smokes, etc).

    Seems circular to me. Why not cut out the middle man and just get people to pay for their own health care?

    It’s funny how one well intentioned socialist policy always leads to numerous other draconian policies in order to make it work/fair/equal. Socialism just cannot compete with human nature, I guess.

  53. Stimpson J. Cat

    In yarragrad today, people living on properties of under twenty-five acres are now banned from cutting their own firewood.

    Verily, varlet peasants shall not poach f$ggots in the Kings forest lest they suffer grave punishment for such a transgression.

  54. johanna

    John Constantine
    #2589007, posted on December 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    In yarragrad today, people living on properties of under twenty-five acres are now banned from cutting their own firewood.

    Does that include removal of dead and diseased trees?

    I have written here before about friends who have 10 acres just outside Canberra (but in NSW) who are not even allowed to collect wood lying on the ground for firewood, because the part of their property which is forested has been recently declared a conservation zone or something.

    Their land is very bushfire prone, and there is only one road out. They are not happy.

  55. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Seems circular to me. Why not cut out the middle man and just get people to pay for their own health care?

    90% of Australians had private health cover, before the Whitlam reign of terror decided that it wasn’t fair on the remaining 10%.

  56. John Constantine

    No dead trees can be removed under yarragrad native vegetation new rules if they exceed forty centimeters in diameter at one point three meters above ground level.

    Without a permit and consultant and offset.

    Probably artificial intelligence going over old aerial photos for tree loss right now.

    Book em off the photos Comrades.

  57. Stimpson J. Cat

    A cask of wine to $45.00. That simply would make no sense.

    It does if you want empty parks.

  58. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    90% of Australians had private health cover, before the Whitlam reign of terror decided that it wasn’t fair on the remaining 10%.

    Superannuation could and should be used as a vehicle to fund private health insurance.

  59. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bill Royce, Preston, Vic

    Wonder if he’s this Bill Royce. I wouldn’t be surprised. Brunswick is very close to Preston.

  60. hzhousewife

    I would never vote for a Beazley or a Downer. They already got enough at the trough.

  61. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Four armed police give escort to … unimportant wanker.

    Australian cricket vice-captain David Warner receives POLICE ESCORT through Sydney airport with wife Candice Warner and two daughters.

    If only the Lindt Cafe victims had been cricketers.

  62. Rabz

    Brandis says he was picked as Australia’s next high commissioner to the United Kingdom because he’s — politically speaking — “a big beast”.

    A big bloated tax hoovering tub of lard, more like.

    Politically speaking, of course.

  63. Rabz

    So does anyone here now disagree that every gliberal politician in this country should be herded into a shipping container and bulldozed off a high cliff into the sea?

    FFS, they give me the frigging proverbials.

  64. harrys on the boat

    So does anyone here now disagree that every gliberal politician in this country should be herded into a shipping container and bulldozed off a high cliff into the sea?

    I disagree, I want them publicly flogged and tortured before being herded into the container.

  65. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Jarrad Hayne accused of rape.

  66. So, did Trump fire Mueller yet? What’s he waiting for?

    Oh, he thinks Mueller is going to give him a letter of exoneration for Christmas. Yeah, so not happening.

    Mueller has all those emails from the transition team, nice. They will need a new prison to house all the perjurers.

  67. johanna

    Like another commenter, I deplore the punishment being laid on the poor by raising the price of their modest pleasures. There are many age pensioners (including my olds) who have discovered drinkable cask wine as an affordable way to have a snifter or two. I have often noticed this demographic buying casks for that reason. Apparently, this hooliganism needs to be stamped out.

    And, it’s completely irrational. One one hand we have stories of sly grog runners getting huge amounts for cheap booze, on the other we have the nanny state claiming that raising the price in shops by a few dollars is going to stop people from drinking to excess.

    Evidence free, wowserish, policy seems to be the plat du jour.

  68. Joe

    Mueller has all those illegally obtained without warrant emails from the transition team, nice. They will need a new prison to house all the perjurers.

    They surely will.

  69. Rabz

    I want them publicly flogged and tortured before being herded into the container.

    Request duly noted, Harry.

  70. Rabz

    Oh, he thinks Mueller is going to give him a letter of exoneration for Christmas. Yeah, so not happening.

    LOL. Now we all know what will actually transpire.

    Thanks, m0nts.

  71. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I disagree, I want them publicly flogged and tortured before being herded into the container.

    I’m with Stimpy. I want all the f#ggots poached before being herded into the container.

  72. Des Deskperson

    I was having a bit of an old chinwag with some former colleagues – current and recent senior managers in the APS – and the topic got around to the indifferent standard of graduate recruits to the APS these days – I guess there minds were concentrated by the fact that they were going to have to deal with the 2018 intake in a couple of weeks.

    The issue of the literacy and numeracy of grads has been with us for some little time, but the main topic the other night was their ignorance of Australian systems of governance, at least at the federal level. Subjects on which the grads this days seem individually and collectively clueless include the different roles and responsibilities of the HOR and the Senate, the differing roles an responsibilities of the Commonwealth and the States and Territories, the relationship between the executive and the legislature, the role of cabinet and the roles and responsibilities of ministers.

    My mates emphasised that these weren’t graduates in transgender puppetry or queer sports medicine, but people who had completed respectable mainstream courses – arts, economics – at reputedly solid universities and that, prima facie, they would have had to have had at least a basic knowledge of the way in which Australia works to pass some of their subjects.

    They had also all been through a – presumably – rigorous and certainly expensive APS recruitment selection process. But they then require, on commencement, another time-consuming and expensive induction process to bring them up to speed.

    My colleagues reserved their greatest contempt for graduates in ‘international relations’. Theses courses sound glamorous and while one would expect rigour and scholarship in such a important area, it seems to be mostly froth, shoddily taught.

  73. Uh oh

    41.8 degrees here and the lawn mowing guys have just turned up to do the neighbour’s lawns. Bloody insane, but I dips me lid.

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    #2589073, posted on December 20, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Jarrad Hayne accused of rape.

    He has got to stop code hopping.

  75. Mueller has all those illegally obtained without warrant emails from the transition team, nice. They will need a new prison to house all the perjurers.

    Nup. You were lied to, Joe.

  76. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    He has got to stop code hopping.

    He’ll be hopping around the prison shower block soon.

  77. Rabz

    Duuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh

    The Labor Party has given an outstanding service award to militant construction unionist Joe McDonald, who holds the record as the nation’s most prosecuted union boss over convictions for assault, threats, trespass, contempt of court and ­industrial law breaches.

    From the Oz.

  78. Mother Lode

    Monty speaks:

    Oh, he thinks Mueller is going to give him a letter of exoneration for Christmas. Yeah, so not happening.

    Trump is safe then.

  79. Leigh Lowe

    Jarrad Hayne accused of rape.

    Civil case, not criminal … Hmmmm.

  80. Oh come on

    Please note that the tax changes don’t effect premium wines

    They will because the big wineries get rid of their shit grapes in cask wines. There’s no money in casks. Of course much of this plonk is made from sultana grapes but anything else that isn’t good enough to go in anything else (including cleanskins) ends up in a bladder. If the industry is unable to flog their unwanted crap fruit for a price that’s at least better than zero, then that crap fruit will end up rotting on the vine. This additional cost will mean a price increase across the entire range. The price of every bottle will increase, in line with the increased cost of doing business.

  81. Oh come on

    Hey, m0nty! What happened to those subpoenaed Deutsche Bank records you were soooo would be a smoking gun?

    My recollection to you announcing that piece of misinformation was your sign off of ‘nice’, too.

    Sucks to be you, m0nty. Itreally does.

  82. Oh come on

    Hey, m0nty! What happened to those subpoenaed Deutsche Bank records you were soooo certain would be a smoking gun?

    My recollection to you announcing that piece of misinformation was your sign off of ‘nice’, too.

    Sucks to be you, m0nty. Itreally does.

  83. Oh come on

    Hey, m0nty! What happened to those subpoenaed Deutsche Bank records you were soooo certain would be a smoking gun?

    My recollection to you announcing that piece of misinformation was your sign off of ‘nice’, too.

    Sucks to be you, m0nty. It really does.

  84. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Civil case, not criminal … Hmmmm.

    Yeah, money heals all.

  85. Fisky

    Great news! Official confirmation that Imam Tawhidi is a qualified imam, not a fake.

    https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace/status/943314516053442560

  86. Rebel with cause

    On the face of it, the rape accusation against Hayne seems very thin. DA refused to prosecute as a criminal case.

  87. Hey, m0nty! What happened to those subpoenaed Deutsche Bank records you were soooo would be a smoking gun?

    OCO, you have been watching too much Murder She Wrote. Get your hand off it, Jessica Fletcher is not a GILF. These things don’t wrap up in 48 minutes in real life.

    This is not going to go the way you think.

  88. Dr Fred Lenin

    A friend knows a woman who is a psychiatric nurse ,a difficult job st the best of ti es now compounded by a Smoking Ban on patients , several staff have been seriously assaulted by patients wanting a smoke ,now staff let them so]more outside and turn a blind eye , since one of the psychiatrists was assaulted they , now allow patients to have “fresh air breaks ( smokes) “ . Prisons are having the same problems . The health Nazis who formulate these draconian rules should be made to personally enforce these rules ,a few serious assaults on them would change their attitude, passive smoking takes years to manifest its self ,but assault by a desparate crazed person is instant ,and long lasting ,physically and mentally . Another poorly thought out regulation of the left with drastic results .to other innocent people.

  89. Rebel with cause

    Don’t we already pay some of the highest alcohol taxes in the world? All the casked wine nannas will have to switch to pills.

  90. Arky

    Jessica Fletcher is not a GILF

    ..
    Unless you lose a few kilos, I fear she is out of your league.

  91. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Don’t we already pay some of the highest alcohol taxes in the world?

    Yes, but it’s never enough for our moral enforcers.

  92. Mother Lode

    I expect there is more binge drinking now then there was decades ago. The concomitant violence is certainly worse.

    And yet, those years ago grog was cheaper.

    Maybe the problem is not the grog.

    There has been increasing interference by bureaucrats and politicians pursuing an opportunistic agenda. How about the lack of self-control? Reckon that might be an issue? Ingraining the idea at school to every kid that their every impulse is sacred and precious, and anyone who is not in sync is morally wrong. How about that?

  93. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I expect there is more binge drinking now then there was decades ago.

    Nup.

    Alcohol consumption in Australia has been on a downward curve for some time.

    We will never see binge drinking again like we saw during the days of the six o’clock swill.

  94. Dr Fred Lenin

    How about in the next elections we all vote against the sitting member ? Destroy career politics people will say “they have no experience”, they still have the same dickheads to advise them like as present mob of wankers . That will get rid of corruption for a while , but if we do the same at future elections we can keep politics in a state of flux ,and we will hardly notice the difference .

  95. Makka

    We will never see binge drinking again like we saw during the days of the six o’clock swill.

    The Sunday seshons in Qld were epic.

  96. M0nty, Mueller is meant to be investigating the Trump campaign and its cooperation with Russia.
    Now you are crowing about post-election transition team emails.
    That shows me that Mueller has nothing on his original target.
    Mark Steyn is right – Mueller is the insider’s insider and cannot be trusted to deliver an independent report.
    Neither can his pro-Hillary acolytes in the investigation team.

  97. Rabz

    Veneztraliastan – where too much alcohol tax is barely enough.

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/why-australians-are-drinking-more-booze-for-the-first-time-in-a-decade-20170901-gy8t29.html

    Seems alcohol consumption is on the way up, but there’s quite a bit of distance until we get back to the level of the mid 1970’s.

  99. stackja

    4307.0.55.001 – Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2015-16
    http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/mf/4307.0.55.001
    Sep 1, 2017 – SUMMARY There were 189.1 million litres of pure alcohol available for consumption from alcoholic beverages in Australia in 2015-16. This was an increase from the amount available for consumption in 2014-15 (182.7 million litres), which is the first increase since 2006-07. The volume of pure alcohol

  100. Dr Faustus

    Sydney would be chaos with overflowing sewerage and stuck trains in SA-style blackout

    The NSW Chief Scientist comes up with the surprise conclusion that Sydney would be in deep shit if the power suddenly dropped off.

    Luckily, she thinks this is unlikely to happen very often, even after AGL shuts Liddell:

    The risk of supply not being able to meet demand in NSW in the medium term is largely limited to a small number of hours late in the day on a small number of days (most likely in February) each year when demand is high, and unexpected coincident events, such as plant failure or fuel unavailability, may reduce available reserves.

    The Report recommends that the NSW Government “identifies objectives for an ideal electricity system in NSW”, funds studies to increase resilience, and keeps the fuck away from building a new coal-fired power station, or anything else that might deter ‘market’ investment in more renewables.

    Sounds like a plan that will resonate with government…

  101. Top Ender

    Said it before here, but in Japan they have vending machines dispensing spirits, beer etc 24 hours day on street corners. For a lot cheaper than here too.

    In the UK recently I noticed in service stations there is cheap grog available at all hours.

    The Nanny State – We’re Living In It.

  102. jupes

    The Sunday seshons in Qld were epic.

    Same as WA.

    Scarborough Beach Hotel. Wayne Green and the Phantoms. Three hours to get as much piss into you as you can … burp!

  103. mh

    There are alternatives to alcohol

  104. M0nty, Mueller is meant to be investigating the Trump campaign and its cooperation with Russia.
    Now you are crowing about post-election transition team emails.
    That shows me that Mueller has nothing on his original target.
    Mark Steyn is right – Mueller is the insider’s insider and cannot be trusted to deliver an independent report.
    Neither can his pro-Hillary acolytes in the investigation team.

    “Dey got nuthin on my boy Tricky Dicky!”

    Yeah right, OSC.

  105. Bruce in WA

    Scarborough Beach Hotel. Wayne Green and the Phantoms. Three hours to get as much piss into you as you can … burp!

    White Sands was “The Office” Sunday arvo session. Beer 20c a middy. Pissed as farts on ~$2.00. Then a couple of bottles each (max. allowed by law) and round to a mate’s girlfriend’s flat to finish it off.

    Then drive home 🙁

  106. Leigh Lowe

    Can someone explain to me the relevance of e-mails sent and received by Trump’s transitional team to “Wussian campaign interference”, seeing as how the campaign was up to Nov 8th and the transition was from Nov 9th to Jan 20th?

  107. Tim Neilson

    Seems alcohol consumption is on the way up, but there’s quite a bit of distance until we get back to the level of the mid 1970’s.

    Challenge accepted.

  108. Stimpson J. Cat

    I expect there is more binge drinking now then there was decades ago.

    The numbers dropped drastically when I turned 30.

  109. Fisky

    Wow, Cornel West basically ran TaNehisi Coates off Twitter!

  110. Makka

    Scarborough Beach Hotel.

    The Courthouse Hotel, Port Douglas. XXXX on tap , wall to wall female prawnboat deckhands and Mocca’s Pies – the originals. Those sessions should have been recorded for posterity. How much have we lost.

  111. Stimpson J. Cat

    TaNehisi Coates

    This f$cker is the one running Marvels Black Panther into the ground.
    Goddamn Commies.

  112. Stimpson J. Cat

    Cornel West

    Literally The Original Matrix philosopher.

  113. Tim Neilson

    How about in the next elections we all vote against the sitting member ?

    A sterling idea Dr Fred. There are few if any that would be missed, and making politics a highly unsafe career option would be all to the good. Regrettably, though, there aren’t enough sane people with 3 figure IQ’s on the voting rolls to give the plan its full effect.

  114. Fisky

    Country shopper –

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Samad_durrani88/status/943332144444620802

    Samad Durrani
    @Samad_durrani88
    ·
    Now
    @TurnbullMalcolm
    @PeterDutton_MP
    @JulieBishopMP
    People all over the world getting gifts and surprises for christmas and you have given us the gift of sadness and pain. Don’t we deserved to get a gift of happiness, safety and freedom?
    Look at my eyes you will feel the pain

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Look at my eyes you will feel the pain

    Suffer in your jocks, princess. You aren’t getting into Australia, so get used to that fact.

  116. Bruce of Newcastle

    Look at my eyes you will feel the pain

    Why would a Pakistani muslim feel pain about not getting presents for Christmas?

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why would a Pakistani muslim feel pain about not getting presents for Christmas?

    Good question, indeed.

  118. johanna

    My mates emphasised that these weren’t graduates in transgender puppetry or queer sports medicine, but people who had completed respectable mainstream courses – arts, economics – at reputedly solid universities and that, prima facie, they would have had to have had at least a basic knowledge of the way in which Australia works to pass some of their subjects.

    They had also all been through a – presumably – rigorous and certainly expensive APS recruitment selection process. But they then require, on commencement, another time-consuming and expensive induction process to bring them up to speed.

    My colleagues reserved their greatest contempt for graduates in ‘international relations’. Theses courses sound glamorous and while one would expect rigour and scholarship in such a important area, it seems to be mostly froth, shoddily taught.

    Des, to take your last point first, sadly I have a junior relative who has one of those international relations degrees, worse still from Macquarie, who became an APS graduate trainee.

    Having known her practically from the egg, I know that she is moderately, but not very, bright. Certainly not in the mould of the best and brightest who used to be inducted. The Macquarie course seems to specialise in jargon, rather than substance.

    Anyway, she lasted about a year and then crashed and burned. Thanks to our endlessly forgiving tertiary education system, she is a student again, living at home.

    I don’t think that, say, economics graduates in the past would know much about the system of government either. But, they would be expected to apply their considerable brainpower to learning it, pronto.

    20 years ago I remember being appalled at how graduates who had not blotted their copybooks being automatically promoted to junior management level (APS 6) after a couple of years. Many had never even been through an election. They knew nothing. They were as clueless as a newborn kitten or puppy.

    I’m glad to be out of it.

  119. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Samad Durrani
    @Samad_durrani88
    ·
    23h
    Australian cricket lovers are celebrating amazing victory of #Ashes    and I’m crying on my dreams to be a professional cricketer, has been demolished i wish I could forgive those politicians who demolished my dreams but unfortunately I can’t.

    https://twitter.com/Samad_durrani88/status/942976774866026497?s=17

    Hahahaha!

  120. Makka

    Look at my eyes you will feel the pain

    Nope, nothing there sport.

  121. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Lloyd Rayney wins $2.62m lawsuit payout

    AAP
    2:44PM December 20, 2017

    Barrister Lloyd Rayney has been awarded more than $2.62 million in damages against the West Australian government in one of the largest defamation payouts in the nation’s history.

    Mr Rayney took legal action in the WA Supreme Court after he was acquitted of murder over the fact he was publicly named by police in 2007 as the prime and only suspect in his wife Corryn Rayney’s killing.

    The damages include nearly $1.8 million in loss of income and $846,000 in damage to his reputation and distress.

    Breaking news, from the Oz. Fortunately, the West Australian taxpayer has deep pockets.

  122. jupes

    and I’m crying on my dreams to be a professional cricketer,

    Well then why did you leave Pakistan you fuckwit?

  123. Fisky

    Australian cricket lovers are celebrating amazing victory of #Ashes    and I’m crying on my dreams to be a professional cricketer, has been demolished i wish I could forgive those politicians who demolished my dreams but unfortunately I can’t.

    LOL – reminds me of the country shopper who claimed to have studied human rights law in high school…in Iran!

  124. Makka

    and I’m crying on my dreams to be a professional cricketer,

    Dog whistling to Kawaja. Let’s see if he bites.

  125. Fisky

    Hi Australia, I’m a transgender Pakistani refugee who has always dreamed of becoming a Greenpeace lawyer and playing for the Australian cricket team. Please take me in, no rapeys, promise!

  126. Leigh Lowe

    Barrister Lloyd Rayney has been awarded more than $2.62 million in damages against the West Australian government in one of the largest defamation payouts in the nation’s history.

    Mr Rayney took legal action in the WA Supreme Court after he was acquitted of murder over the fact he was publicly named by police in 2007 as the prime and only suspect in his wife Corryn Rayney’s killing.

    The damages include nearly $1.8 million in loss of income and $846,000 in damage to his reputation and distress.

    A shot across the bows of Fatty Ashton perhaps, in his leaking campaigns.
    Referring to complainants as “victims” sails pretty close to the wind.

  127. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://twitter.com/Samad_durrani88/status/942976774866026497?s=17

    If Manus Island is the hell hole it’s made out to be, where does he get brand new cricket gear from?

  128. Fisky

    Lou Dingle‏ @LouDingle

    If you could meet a refugee and have their confidence, then hear the story of their journey, you will forever be a changed person. There is no going back after you know these wonderful people, after you know their story.

    Huh. That’s funny. Because if there’s one thing that unites the country shoppers, it’s that they WON’T give you anything but the vaguest details about their story. Try asking them basic questions on Twitter and watch them dodge and weave. They are world class liars.

  129. Leigh Lowe

    Australian cricket lovers are celebrating amazing victory of #Ashes    and I’m crying on my dreams to be a professional cricketer, has been demolished i wish I could forgive those politicians who demolished my dreams but unfortunately I can’t.

    Maybe he could get Swampy Marsh to adopt him.

  130. Makka

    Hi Australia, I’m a transgender Pakistani refugee who has always dreamed of becoming a Greenpeace lawyer and playing for the Australian cricket team. Please take me in, no rapeys, promise!

    Not quite there yet. Need to find some abo bloodline.

  131. Fisky

    Yes, you’ve got a “genocide” happening on Manus, meanwhile the shoppers have got the latest smartphones and thousands of bucks worth of cricket gear.

  132. Fisky

    Wow, this guy really knows how to pull the strings of those middle-aged cat ladies. Look at the comments!!!

    https://twitter.com/Samad_durrani88/status/940900308279967744

  133. stackja

    Sydney climate change. Rain.

  134. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Barrister Lloyd Rayney has been awarded more than $2.62 million in damages against the West Australian government in one of the largest defamation payouts in the nation’s history.

    Not bad work. He not only got away with murder, he got paid millions for it.

  135. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Look at my eyes you will feel the pain

    Nope not feeling it.

    Second attempt…still not feeling it.

    Must be an issue with my technique. Any tips?

  136. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Wow, this guy really knows how to pull the strings of those middle-aged cat ladies. Look at the comments!!!

    https://twitter.com/Samad_durrani88/status/940900308279967744

    It’s hilarious. All the photos of suffering these dudes post look like the Instagram feeds of Australians on holiday!

  137. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Apparently some of the fires in LA were caused by illegal immigrants campsites.

  138. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Wow, this guy really knows how to pull the strings of those middle-aged cat ladies. Look at the comments!!!

    Universal franchise was a terrible mistake. The virtue signalling bints commenting are clearly unqualified to think, let alone vote.

  139. Makka

    Wisely, Trump sacked the fag installed by the Kenyan;

    Donald Trump’s top diplomat in Australia says the superpower’s new security strategy should ­silence the “constant drumbeat” suggesting the US is in decline in Asia, but acknowledged America’s trade policies had “clearly” unsettled allies.

    The US President yesterday took direct aim at Russia and China, traditional rivals in the Asia-Pacific region, suggesting the countries were seeking “to challenge American influence, values and wealth”.

    “America is coming back and America is coming back strong,” Mr Trump said in Washington. “We have moved swiftly to confront our challenges and are confronting them head-on.”

    Mr Trump’s 55-page security blueprint provides a sharp critique of China’s ambitions, its behaviour in the region, and its lopsided trade deals with the US. It warns of China’s moves to “displace the United States in the Indo-Pacific” and build the most capable military after the US, and reiterated the importance of America’s relationships with regional allies, flagging closer engagement with Australia.

    “We will seek to increase quadrilateral co-operation with Japan, Australia and India,” the document states. “Australia has fought alongside us in every significant conflict since World War I and continues to reinforce economic and security arrangements that support our shared interests and safeguard democratic values across the region.”

    Mr Trump said the US would seek “peace through strength” and promised a continued strong forward-defence presence in the Indo-Pacific and a big program to modernise the US military.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/trump-strategy-proves-us-not-in-asia-decline-says-envoy/news-story/4bd71938cf2408613ac357cc805a10b8

  140. johanna

    Dr Fred Lenin
    #2589099, posted on December 20, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    A friend knows a woman who is a psychiatric nurse ,a difficult job st the best of ti es now compounded by a Smoking Ban on patients , several staff have been seriously assaulted by patients wanting a smoke ,now staff let them so]more outside and turn a blind eye , since one of the psychiatrists was assaulted they , now allow patients to have “fresh air breaks ( smokes) “

    One of the worst cruelties inflicted on psychiatric patients is banning smoking.

    People who are regarded as sane have documented how difficult it can be, so whacking that on top of the other strictures that patients face is a huge load.

    In addition, anyone who has had much to do with people with serious mental illness knows that rituals like rolling a cigarette are very important to them.

    They are sadists in The Cause, pure and simple.

  141. Lysander

    How about in the next elections we all vote against the sitting member ?

    I propose a new party: Organisation Regarding the Goodbye of Australian Sitting Members.

    ORGASM. Hmmm….

  142. Geriatric Mayfly

    Wow, this guy really knows how to pull the strings of those middle-aged cat ladies. Look at the comments!!!

    Samad shown in the pic paddling his canoe. Is he planning to make another run for Ashmore Reef?

  143. JC

    Science speaks. Australian women (of the younger gens) are generally fat porkers.

    The waistlines of adult Australians, and particularly women, have ballooned in the past 30 years, research shows.

    The Deakin University study published in the journal Preventative Medicine found the average waist circumference of women in 2011-12 was 6.7cm bigger than for women of the same body weight and height in 1989.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/womens-waistlines-have-ballooned-in-last-30-years/news-story/8ad4faf8c3ff56b2c882b0b0d520ad83

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hi Australia, I’m a transgender Pakistani refugee who has always dreamed of becoming a Greenpeace lawyer

    Odd. He has “Quran the solution for humanity” as one of his Facechook favourites. If you believe the Quran you wouldn’t be transitioning, and if you didn’t believe the Quran why would you have that as a favourite?

  145. Des Deskperson

    ‘I don’t think that, say, economics graduates in the past would know much about the system of government either. ‘

    You are probably right, Johanna, although courses on, say, financial regulation frameworks in Australia – I assume that’s part of economics – would have to deal in some way with overall government structures.

    It used to greatly annoy me that agencies spent an enormous amount of time, energy and money on targeting, recruiting and pampering graduates entrants through special schemes when perfectly good graduates were being recruited through ordinary entry level vacancies.

    I’m glad to be out of it too.

  146. Baldrick

    It’s hilarious. All the photos of suffering these dudes post look like the Instagram feeds of Australians on holiday!

    Why not start an interwebs travel blog filled with his holiday snaps. Crazy cat ladies all over Australia would pay good money for a subscription.

  147. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The waistlines of adult Australians, and particularly women, have ballooned in the past 30 years, research shows.

    The Deakin University study published in the journal Preventative Medicine found the average waist circumference of women in 2011-12 was 6.7cm bigger than for women of the same body weight and height in 1989.

    The body confidence movement has a lot to answer for. It’s bad enough these disgusting porkers exist, but they don’t have any sense of shame now either.

    In a better age, only hot chicks exposed their midriffs and arse cheeks. Now 3 tonne Tessies are waddling around with their bits out.

  148. Fisky

    Thanks for the FB link Bruce. Look at the pics! Guy’s having a ball over there!

  149. johanna

    The NSW Chief Scientist comes up with the surprise conclusion that Sydney would be in deep shit if the power suddenly dropped off.

    Luckily, she thinks this is unlikely to happen very often, even after AGL shuts Liddell:

    Apparently, having a female Chief Scientist is compulsory these days.

    Didn’t work out so well for Queensland. Their politically correct female choice is currently up on more than 30 fraud charges, mainly along the lines that she thought she was Kathy Jackson with the Government credit card.

    The criteria seem to be: female, left wing, with a BSc.

    I feel sorry for women who are genuine scientists but don’t fit the profile, while their reputations are trashed by charlatans in the name of feminism.

  150. Myrddin Seren

    The most recent preselection was decided on Monday night when the Maritime Union of Australia’s Lauren Palmer narrowly beat the left-backed Bill Leadbetter in a bitter factional stoush over the seat of Hasluck,

    I don’t know much about WA Labor politics, but I am minded to think our future is looking very Bolshevik, if there exists a Labor faction to the left of the MUA ?!

    A cask of wine to $45.00. That simply would make no sense.

    Makes perfect sense if you want to punish the poor and the working class.

    Please note that the tax changes don’t effect premium wines or spirits.

    As consumed in Parliamentary bars and dining rooms.

    The hatred of the lower classes in this country by politicians is staggering.

    I see a direct relationship between Labor ‘royalty’ and union heavies fighting to get seats in Parliament behind the Bollards of Peace, and the PC-future of rationing, tax hikes, sin-taxes and puritan scolding to be levied upon the rest of us.

    I suspect most of our Political Class sat through the Hunger Games and wondered why the audience was cheering for the rebellious upstart terrorist with the bow, when plainly the guy in white was the hero.

  151. Makka

    Thrilling times in the household with daughter’s ATAR rocking up at 99.6 thanks to very high scores in Maths Specialist and Methods.

    I’m told that Quantitative Analysis is the fave now however thanks to Cats who offered their opinions earlier on CompSci options. Much appreciated.

  152. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    All the Manus dudes are absolutely creeping all over the facebook pages of the stupid Aussie sheilas who have reached out to them.

    How fucking retarded are these women?

  153. Myrddin Seren

    Former Theresa May aide Nick Timothy says Tories must hike taxes to help poorest

    I am guessing Lynton Crosby and Mark Textor could slot this guy straight in as an advisor to Martin Trumble.

  154. Makka

    I thought I was having a dyslexic episode;

    A woman has given birth to a baby that was conceived just one year after she was born herself.

    Emma Wren was born to Tina and Benjamin Gibson weighing in at a healthy three kilograms on November 25.

    She now holds the record for being the oldest frozen embryo to be born, according to the University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library staff.

    “In October 1992, when Tina Gibson was just eighteen-months-old, an unidentified couple who had used in vitro fertilisation (IVF) froze their fertilised egg.”

  155. Empire GTHO Phase III

    How fucking retarded are these women?

    New super heavy molto retarded.

  156. Delta A

    Makka
    #2589177, posted on December 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Kudos for your daughter, Makka. Very well done.

  157. cohenite

    All the Manus dudes are absolutely creeping all over the facebook pages of the stupid Aussie sheilas who have reached out to them.

    How fucking retarded are these women?

    It’s all relative. Women flock to bad bastards in jail too, really bad bastards. Women are also leading the charge in face reconstruction and replacement due to their dogs eating their faces. They’re an interesting sex.

  158. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The ovation was out on a sandbank mid-bay at Napier and stayed there for an hour or more making us late in; lots of swirling up sand too till the tug arrived. The depth was clearly marginal for the hull. Most observers, including a marine engineer, tbought it was more than a usual situation such a long way from the dock. The docking manoeuve described by Rae happened later.

  159. JC

    Congrats Makka. Obviously the wife is pretty smart 🙂

  160. calli

    Congratulation to Makkaette.

    You know you’ll have to get a 99.6 lapel pin made up as a skiting prompt. What a score!

  161. Baldrick

    The docking manoeuve described by Rae happened later.

    Oh don’t worry, I’m fairly sure GrigoRae is au fait with lots of docking manoeuvres.

  162. Makka

    She did the hard yards , Delta. All her own efforts. Thanks.

    Smarter than this spanner man , JC.

  163. rickw

    Man, it’s going to be ugly when this trashing of our civilisation by our leftist ruling class finally causes civil war — Eureka Stockade x 1,000,000.

    I think you left off some zeros.

  164. Makka

    You know you’ll have to get a 99.6 lapel pin made up as a skiting prompt. What a score!

    Great idea! Thanks calli.

  165. Baldrick

    Makka
    #2589177, posted on December 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    Thrilling times in the household with daughter’s ATAR rocking up at 99.6 thanks to very high scores in Maths Specialist and Methods.

    A hearty congratulatory backslap from me.

  166. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1334

    Mueller has all those emails from the transition team, nice. They will need a new prison to house all the perjurers.

    Obviously key material to investigate alleged collusion before the election.

  167. Delta A

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2589180, posted on December 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    …and…

    cohenite
    #2589187, posted on December 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    There are two distinct varieties of women: 1) the type referred to above, and 2) intelligent, sensible, conservative women like (most of) the Kittehs who post here.

    I’m sick of being included in that first group. I want a collective noun that distinguishes me and all the other excellent women from the appalling dross.

    Suggestions, please.

  168. johanna

    The Deakin University study published in the journal Preventative Medicine found the average waist circumference of women in 2011-12 was 6.7cm bigger than for women of the same body weight and height in 1989.

    I don’t suppose that there is any academic rigor in the form of, say, separating age groups, and having a control group?

    It’s junk science, as usual.

  169. Bruce in WA

    That’s a fabulous effort by your daughter, Makka. Well done her!

  170. Stimpson J. Cat

    If you could meet a refugee and have their confidence, then hear the story of their journey, you will forever be a changed person. There is no going back after you know these wonderful people, after you know their story.

    This is true.
    I am divorced.
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ja!

  171. zyconoclast

    2GB report bloke petrol cans Canberra.

    He Hates These Cans!

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    Thrilling times in the household with daughter’s ATAR rocking up at 99.6 thanks to very high scores in Maths Specialist and Methods.

    That is very very very well done for a women.
    Excellent work.
    I hope she also knows how cook Makka.
    Standards must be maintained.

  173. Mater

    How fucking retarded are these women?

    Been happening for years.
    This was written by a British doctor in North Africa during WW2.

    Yet, despite these facts, if you were to open a current periodical or newspaper you might quite easily see photographs of British girls fraternising with Italian prisoners. On another page you might read of how these prisoners threatened to “strike” if they were not given better facilities, or of how a farmer complained because his “boys” (Italian prisoners!) were not provided with the same comfortable amenities as those of another farmer; and in later months you would see an article devoted to the protests of the prisoners because they were being subjected to the danger of the flying bomb. They demanded that they should be moved from the southern counties!

    The situation was paradoxical. While we in the desert fought and despised the Italians, the people of England quarrelled and wrangled with one another to see who could make the most fuss of them. There was something very pathetic in reading these announcements in the papers. Would British women never learn to hate a foreigner? Must they always be the ready dupes of a flashing eye and a brilliant smile? Did they not realise that these were they who were behaving so ignobly towards their own kith and kin abroad? Could they not understand that these were the men who would draw blood from a stone when they were winning easily, and who would grovel for mercy as soon as they were captured? Evidently not. The British were trying to fight a war abroad and reconcile the enemy at home; it was our well-known policy of appeasement, and it gave our men a fine sense of value as to what we were fighting for!

  174. Fisky

    WOOHOO! #MAGA #toomuchwinning

    Lou Dobbs‏Verified account @LouDobbs
    40s41 seconds ago

    #Breaking – Senate passes GOP tax bill – House to vote again tomorrow. @realDonaldTrump #MAGA #TrumpTrain #Dobbs

  175. Bruce in WA

    I’m sick of being included in that first group. I want a collective noun that distinguishes me and all the other excellent women from the appalling dross.

    Suggestions, please.

    Hawt brainy sheilas??

    Gotta zip …

  176. Empire GTHO Phase III

    I’m sick of being included in that first group. I want a collective noun that distinguishes me and all the other excellent women from the appalling dross.

    I’ve a radical idea.

    How about..ladies?

  177. Tim Neilson

    Delta A
    #2589199, posted on December 20, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Perhaps we can have a protocol as to the use of “women” and “wimmynses”.

  178. zyconoclast

    Hannah Beazley at 37 she is heading in the same volumetric direction as her father.

  179. Empire GTHO Phase III

    and once more for the Marxist Manchild.

    Fisky
    #2589207, posted on December 20, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    WOOHOO! #MAGA #toomuchwinning

    Lou Dobbs‏Verified account @LouDobbs
    40s41 seconds ago

    #Breaking – Senate passes GOP tax bill – House to vote again tomorrow. @realDonaldTrump #MAGA #TrumpTrain #Dobbs

  180. Makka

    Indeed Bruce, well deserved. Cheers.

    Stimp, she can cook too. All the GenY food groups: Dominos, machine capuccinos, nuke mac and cheese etc. Although to be fair, she’s a great consultant for pavs, pasta and soups.

  181. Delta A

    How about..ladies?

    I am, and always have been, happy with ‘ladies’.

    Haha… best man just recalled a classist gem from his army days: Officers and their Ladies, Sergeants and their Wives, enlisted men and their women.

  182. Fisky

    Yuge win for Trump. Massive tax cuts, Obamacare mandate repealed, sit back and watch as GDP goes to 4.5%!

    Obama, who the hell was that guy anyway?

  183. Carpe Jugulum

    I’m sick of being included in that first group. I want a collective noun that distinguishes me and all the other excellent women from the appalling dross.

    Suggestions, please.

    Hime

  184. Myrddin Seren

    Sin City weather update.

    Brief thunder, lightning and a bit of hail precedes intense amounts of Flannerying.

  185. zyconoclast

    Four armed police give escort to … unimportant wanker.

    Australian cricket vice-captain David Warner receives POLICE ESCORT through Sydney airport with wife Candice Warner and two daughters.

    I know it is a different state but in Victoriastan police arrest none of the violent thugs but in NSW the police have time to escort cricketers. He must have taken selfies with them.

    Did they charge him for the service as they do for conservative groups having meetings/rallies.

  186. Leo G

    Can someone explain to me the relevance of e-mails sent and received by Trump’s transitional team to “Wussian campaign interference”, seeing as how the campaign was up to Nov 8th and the transition was from Nov 9th to Jan 20th?

    Mueller evidently has no substantive evidence, so he is fishing for evidence of possible misconduct related to his investigation, but not to its central matters- that is, he intends to force more process “crimes” as he did with Flynn, but from a much wider group of Trump officials.

  187. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Congrats Makka.

    I’m imagine you’re feeling rightfully proud and good on your daughter for seizing the initiative and winning.

  188. Delta A

    Sorry, carpe. Shoulda googled before posting.

    Lovely sentiment.

  189. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m sick of being included in that first group. I want a collective noun that distinguishes me and all the other excellent women from the appalling dross.

    Women.
    Wamen.

    But seriously you don’t see me crying about being called crazy or mentally ill like my brethren do you?
    Do you know why?

    Because I’m not a wamen.
    Complaining is an occasional occurrence for me, not a lifestyle choice.

    😁

  190. Fisky

    Mathias Cormann‏Verified account @MathiasCormann
    59s60 seconds ago

    Now US Senate passed business tax cuts reducing US business tax rate to 21%. It’s crucial now for Australia to act swiftly, to protect investment, growth, jobs and future wage rises for 9 out of 10 working Australians working in a private sector business.

  191. Makka

    sit back and watch as GDP goes to 4.5%!

    At 4+% GDP mUnty’s dream of a Dem revival are flushed further into the sewer. But he says 4+% is not possible!!!1!.

    Hahahahahaha.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    In a better age, only hot chicks exposed their midriffs and arse cheeks. Now 3 tonne Tessies are waddling around with their bits out.

    I try not to be judgemental.
    I look at the overhang on some tubby chicks and ask myself “Did she hang that out deliberately … or did it just escape.”
    One thing is for sure – anyone manufacturing “activewear” in sizes above 10 should be executed.

  193. Tom

    #Breaking – Senate passes GOP tax bill – House to vote again tomorrow. @realDonaldTrump #MAGA #TrumpTrain #Dobbs

    The GOP RINOs facing re-election in 2018 — as well as all those DNC lemmings up for re-election in states Trump won in 2016 — are now seriously shitting themselves:

    The Senate passed the tax-overhaul bill, 51-48, early Wednesday morning after it sailed through the House on a 227-203 vote on Tuesday. A last-minute glitch because of Senate rules forced Republican leaders to schedule another vote in the House Wednesday morning. The result isn’t likely to be any different, and the measure will head to President Donald Trump for his signature, though no date has been set.

    The Senate vote was purely along party lines, with Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) absent. In the House, every Democrat who was present voted no, as did 12 Republicans, almost all from high-tax states.

  194. Boambee John

    Delta A at 1639

    I’m sick of being included in that first group. I want a collective noun that distinguishes me and all the other excellent women from the appalling dross.

    Suggestions, please.

    Women? No feminists meet that description.

  195. Makka

    Cheers Empire. Yep, very proud and so happy for her big win.

  196. Fisky

    It’s a reasonable bet that GDP will be close to 4% every quarter next year. Yuge!

  197. Boambee John

    I concede the field to “ladies”!

  198. Nick

    Four armed police give escort to … unimportant wanker.

    He’s a moronic bogan. His wife’s exploits are a matter of public record.

  199. Fisky

    arah Sanders‏Verified account @PressSec
    4h4 hours ago

    Under @POTUS our economy is booming and the ISIS caliphate is in ruins. Tonight we stand on the brink of repealing the ObamaCare individual mandate and passing the biggest tax cut in American history. Never again listen to the critics who say we can’t make America great again

  200. Mark from Melbourne

    I still remember the day I got my HSC(??) and a telegram (???) from Dad (who was in mainland Tassie at the time) telling me he was “basking in reflected glory”, Makka.

    Make sure your daughter feels that way in spades.

  201. Fisky

    Congrats on the daughter’s result Makka! Yuge day of winning!
    #notsickofwinning

  202. Tom

    Now US Senate passed business tax cuts reducing US business tax rate to 21%. It’s crucial now for Australia to act swiftly, to protect investment, growth, jobs and future wage rises for 9 out of 10 working Australians working in a private sector business.

    Hahahahahaha!!! Too late, fuckwit!!!

    Trump has a long memory. He’s going to eat you for dinner and he won’t give a fuck — except that the booming American economy he engineered will give him lots of leverage over Australia.

    Eat shit, you Big Government commo dirtbag.

  203. Leigh Lowe

    Mathias Cormann‏Verified account @MathiasCormann
    59s60 seconds ago

    Now US Senate passed business tax cuts reducing US business tax rate to 21%. It’s crucial now for Australia to act swiftly, to protect investment, growth, jobs and future wage rises for 9 out of 10 working Australians working in a private sector business.

    Fuck off.
    That’s lip service you faux Kraut.

  204. Makka

    Suggestions, please.

    A “keeper” for the ones you take to meet Mum.

  205. mizaris

    White Sands was “The Office” Sunday arvo session. Beer 20c a middy. Pissed as farts on ~$2.00. Then a couple of bottles each (max. allowed by law) and round to a mate’s girlfriend’s flat to finish it off.

    Then drive home 🙁

    Ditto – the Nookenburra and/or The Shents…..ahhhhhh the 70s

  206. Nick

    Some refugee sanity prevails on Twitter. The name looks familiar 🙂

    [email protected]
    Pauline, stop the gullibility. These guys paid away lots of money to smugglers to get here and rort the welfare system. The reason a large number feel uncomfortable is because their families are into loan sharks back home feeling the pinch. This fucker is never coming here. Ever!

  207. Tom

    If our bumbling, incompetent pretend-Treasurer had the vaguest idea of what he should be doing now, he’d be marching into Trumble’s office to demand a $200 billion cut in government spending to stop the shitrain that is about to start falling on us because of our ruling elite’s indifference to the suffering working class of this country.

    Investment in Australia already has its tickets booked for America.

  208. Makka

    Thanks Fisky.

    Yes, the #notsickofwinning is hard to take.

  209. Anne

    How f**king retarded are these women?

    They’ve been trained by State Education, the Global Media and self-centred lost parents to believe that they only have value if they reach out to victims and if said victims want to slap them around a bit or rend them anally, so be it.

  210. Nick

    Investment in Australia already has its tickets booked for America.

    The worst thing is that our ‘economic managers’ have known for some time that this would happen.

  211. manalive

    Mark Steyn: ‘… the job of media nowadays is to decide what you don’t need to know …’.

  212. DrBeauGan

    Thrilling times in the household with daughter’s ATAR rocking up at 99.6 thanks to very high scores in Maths Specialist and Methods.

    That’s terrific, Makka. She’ll have the world on a string. Smart girl.

  213. Fisky

    Put the #taxbill back down to the House with the massively lower corporate rate plus the Obamacare mandate gone, and that’s it, the last of Obama’s legacy, smoked. His presidency basically never happened.

  214. Fisky

    Anyone still want to claim that Obama had a bigger first year than Trump???

  215. JC

    Isn’t this crap on the overdone toasted side?

  216. Fisky

    Razor‏ @hale_razor
    46m46 minutes ago

    The Senate passed the GOP tax bill, killing the millions of people who died from the net neutrality vote all over again.

  217. Stimpson J. Cat

    Anyone still want to claim that Obama had a bigger first year than Trump???

    Do we have the stats for who played more golf in the first year?

  218. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Put the #taxbill back down to the House with the massively lower corporate rate plus the Obamacare mandate gone, and that’s it, the last of Obama’s legacy, smoked. His presidency basically never happened.

    Not quite. We will be paying the consequences for the Iran Deal for a century or so to come.

  219. testpattern

    This morn the eldest had a photo session for the ’99 Club.’ Mod got 6 perfect ATARs this year compared to last year’s 4, 45 in the ’99 Club’ compared to 34 last year, probably reflecting 2017 was the graduation of their first fully selective intake. Great result for State Schools, from which all 9 perfect ATARs were drawn. Not a single religious ie superstitious school produced a perfect ATAR. Progress! Just one query, why is Computer Science scaled down so savagely. Those who learned to code got penalised while kids who did a fucking useless second lang like Italian got an extra 10% for it. Now they can apply for a job with the mafia.

  220. John Constantine

    The Trumpnado brings tax cuts to make America Great again.

    Australia ramps up the gross importation of clients for socialism.

    Our imported socialist voteherds are our strength.

    Comrades.

  221. Gab

    Makka
    #2589177, posted on December 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    Thrilling times in the household with daughter’s ATAR rocking up at 99.6 thanks to very high scores in Maths Specialist and Methods.

    Gosh it’s lovely to read some good news.

    Well done, Makka and Congratulations to Miss Makka.

  222. Nick

    ie superstitious school

    Hogwarts ?

  223. Mark from Melbourne

    Do we have the stats for who played more golf in the first year?

    I think it was Monst who pointed out a while back that Trump has played more rounds than Obambi. Which, if true, just goes to show that there is something to be said for being able to walk and chew gum at the same time.

    Conrad Black puts it quite well…

    Donald Trump was a joke until nominated, unelectable until elected, incompetent until he succeeded on most fronts, and about to be impeached until he debunked the collusion nonsense; he has had a very successful year. His enemies have been weighed in the balance and they have been found wanting.

  224. John Constantine

    Their Hussein Obama has his legacy of letting merkel rub her dugs on his arm in exchange for marching a million military age male Wahhabi’s into Germany and have the merkel government pay the costs of the occupation as tribute.

  225. testpattern

    We know this guy. We starting getting suspicious when he employed a mentally ill Filipina as an ‘assistant.’

    ‘A CATHOLIC priest has stood down from a Perth parish amid claims he engaged in “inappropriate behaviour with adults”.

    Perth’s Catholic Archbishop Timothy Costelloe wrote to worshippers at the Midland parish at the weekend to confirm Father Kenneth Asaba had offered his resignation after an internal investigation.’

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/religion-and-belief/catholic-priest-quits-over-inappropriate-behaviour-with-adults-ng-b88695783z

  226. Makka

    while kids who did a fucking useless second lang like Italian got an extra 10% for it.

    Yes that’s stupid. Many of those kids speak the lingo at home. Physics deserved a higher scale too. Congrats to your lad on the 99 club testicles. Hard yards indeed.

  227. John Constantine

    Their Hussein Obama has the legacy of the secret deal with their turnbullites to send central American communist activists and druglords to Australia.

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