Open Forum: December 23, 2017

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  1. egg_

    “Missile Envy x2” leftoid cartoon re Trump & Ronery Jnr.

  2. Geriatric Mayfly

    If the Obamas do sneak in to the wedding, ‘Chelle will more than likely bring her own arugula and tofu pack rather than be confronted with that wedding menu in full.

  3. cynical1

    Sign o the times.

    Rumoured comedian pays rumoured 3mil for house.

    Dave Hughes.

    FMD. I’ve had more laughs from a toothache.

  4. zyconoclast

    Maybe NSFW
    (Nothing graphic and not a video)

    Gay pr0n studio under fire for using a didgeridoo as a dildo

    Is this the video Chrissy Pyne liked so much?

    Innovative and inclusive!

  5. Boambee John

    “Radio royalty”!

    Is it physically possible for these characters to get any further up themselves?

  6. calli

    I predict there will be no justice for Justine, none at all. This is offensive, apparently.

    What is offensive is that the uniformed creep who murdered her still hasn’t been charged.

  7. Is it physically possible for these characters to get any further up themselves?

    They have gerbils for that.

  8. Mike of Marion

    calli
    #2594390, posted on December 27, 2017 at 8:29 am

    It will get the Las Vegas treatment – Nothing to see here!!

    “Crazy Kangaroo short in the top paddock’ taken down wearing pyjamas”

  9. egg_

    “Radio royalty”!

    ‘Good heads for radio’ (NOT TV).

  10. John Constantine

    Calls for a national uniform regulated standard for livestock loading ramps, with inspectors and accreditation.

    Using the tragic death of a truckie at a loading ramp at one of Victoria’s biggest meatwork, the usual suspects demand that only loading ramps commercially built to an approved regulated standard and purchased in can be used.

    Common experience is that any good new ramp will be backed into by an unskilled truckie and crushed almost immediately.

    All private yards and ramps to be nanny state inspected for a fee, only Stalin’s own approved facilities to be used.

    This will mean that stock will end up being loaded out of portable yards in a paddock and the transport will have to drop their back door and use their own accredited ramp.

    Every day the ratchet clicks further left.

  11. calli

    Nota, you’re off tomorrow (?). The family is about to descend again, so I’ll get in now to wish you a good trip. Hope to hear from you now and then as you toddle around Italy and elsewhere.

    Stay close to the bollards. You know it makes sense.

  12. Geriatric Mayfly

    the usual suspects demand that only loading ramps commercially built to an approved regulated standard and purchased in can be used.

    Roll up a couple of hefty logs, backfill with dirt to make ramp. Simples.

  13. Nick

    Gay pr0n studio under fire for using a didgeridoo as a dildo

    Victimhood poker in action. Love it.

  14. Nick

    The SMH:

    What 2018 has in store for interest rates, house prices,
    Comment, Elizabeth Knight

    Bwahahahahahahaha. Now Fairfax’s economics writer is Elizabeth Knight? BwahahahhahHhhAa.

  15. OldOzzie

    Shorten and Turnbull overtake Abbott in negative satisfaction records: Newspoll

    Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull have overtaken Tony ­Abbott by racking up more days with negative satisfaction ratings in their roles as Opposition Leader and Prime Ministerthan Mr Abbott did in either position.

    While Labor ends the year in a commanding position over the government at 53 to 47 per cent in two-party-preferred terms, an analysis of Newspoll results shows Mr Shorten is one of the most enduringly unpopular ­opposition leaders.

    The figures also show that Australians have been largely dissatisfied with the quality of their political leaders since early 2010 when Kevin Rudd abandoned an emissions trading scheme and a new era of political instability was ushered in following his ousting.

    Since Mr Turnbull took over as Prime Minister, Mr Shorten has spent more than 820 days lagging behind in the better prime minister stakes — the longest stint of any opposition leader by more than 140 days.

    GRAPHIC: Comparing the leaders

    As of this month, Mr Shorten also overtook Mr Abbott as the opposition leader with the second-longest run of negative net satisfaction ratings at 1032 days over 58 polls since February 2015.

    Only John Howard had a more sustained slump when he was first opposition leader, rec­ording 1256 days of negative satisfaction ratings between November 1985 and May 1989, when he was eventually dumped for Andrew Peacock.

    Mr Shorten’s satisfaction rating has reached a lower trough than either Mr Abbott’s or Mr Howard’s, peaking at minus 38 points in December 2015 — three months after Mr Turnbull took office. This compares with Mr Howard’s worst result of minus 35 points in September 1988 and minus 36 points for Mr Abbott in November 2012.

    When he ousted Mr Abbott for the leadership in September 2015, Mr Turnbull pointed to 30 successive Newspoll losses for the Coalition party as one of the key justifications for his move.

    Yet Mr Turnbull has already surpassed Mr Abbott on one key measure by eclipsing his record as the Liberal prime minister to have notched up the most number of days with a negative net satisfaction rating. Newspoll shows Mr Turnbull notched up 640 days in negative territory between March 2016 and this month over 36 Newspolls.

    The result is a touch worse than the performance of Mr Abbott, who recorded a negative net satisfaction rating for 639 days between December 2013 and September 2015 when he lost the top job. Only Paul Keating and Julia Gillard endured longer runs with negative satisfaction ratings, with Mr Keating topping the list with 1504 days in negative territory between 1992 and 1996 compared with Ms Gillard with 842 days between March 2011 and June 2013.

    The Newspoll analysis shows that from 1989, the Hawke/Keating years were spent almost entirely in combined negative net satisfaction — a measure that also accounts for the satisfaction ratings of the Liberal leader. Mr Keating’s elevation to prime minister entrenched the slump with the dissatisfaction of Australians with their political leaders bottoming out in September 1993 — just six months after an election at a time when the Labor government was proposing a series of indirect taxation increases.

    In September 1993, Newspoll showed a combined negative net satisfaction rating of minus 76 points (including a rating of minus 19 points for then opposition leader John Hewson and minus 57 points for Mr Keating).

    By contrast, Australians were most satisfied with their political leaders when Mr Howard and Kim Beazley were facing off after the Coalition won government from Labor after 13 years in power in 1996.

    In May of that year, the combined net satisfaction rating was recorded at 83 points (including a rating of 53 points for Mr Howard and 30 points for Mr Beazley).

    That kicked off a long period over which combined net satisfaction was positive — a trend that lasted until the political infighting within ALP ranks derailed the Rudd government in early 2010.

    The lowest combined net satisfaction over the past seven years was a rating of minus 64 in February 2010 — repeated again in July that year — when political hos­tilities deepened between Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard.

  16. Calls for a national uniform regulated standard for livestock loading ramps, with inspectors and accreditation.

    There you go, oversimplifying things again, John. Obviously there will not be a uniform, regulated standard. Livestock come in different sizes, shapes and weights. Therefore there will have to be complete range of approved loading ramps, each requiring separate accreditation. They will probably have to be colour-coded as well. You obviously haven’t thought it through.

  17. stackja

    Sydney’s elite suburbs hit by a ‘man drought’, data reveals
    ANNABEL HENNESSY and DANIELLE LE MESSURIER, The Daily Telegraph
    December 26, 2017 9:30pm
    Subscriber only

    New analysis from The Daily Telegraph can reveal Sydney’s elite eastern suburbs and north shore now boast some of the biggest gender ­ratios in the country, with as few as 86 men for every 100 women. On the flip side, it’s raining men in parts of Western Sydney like Auburn north where there are a whopping 140 blokes for every 100 women.

    It comes as social demographers say the higher number of women gaining university degrees is creating a “dating gap” for women hunting a man they consider their intellectual equal.

  18. John Constantine

    Having a ramp to load stock that is fit for purpose is one thing.

    Having it regularly inspected and providing the chain of responsibility paperwork to prove every step was State approved and accredited is another thing.

    Their piggy Howe’s vision of all farmland owned by union super funds and centrally planned offices do compliance with all big State regulations ratchets closer with every extra regulatory burden loaded up.

  19. Baldrick

    “Radio royalty”!

    They obviously set the standards fairly low on the wireless these days.

  20. stackja

    The real reason Lorde boycotted Israel
    JAMES MORROW
    James Morrow
    December 27, 2017 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    IT must be tough for those on the progressive side of politics.

    The entire left these days seems consumed with competing grievances and agendas it must be hard to know on any given day whose cause to champion and whose to ignore.

    But the decision by Kiwi pop singer Lorde to cave to the demands of activists and cancel a performance scheduled in Israel next year — while keeping stops in St Petersburg and Moscow on her world tour — inadvertently clarifies the way things really work.

    Essentially, progressives tend to make up their minds about things according to a grievance hierarchy, which goes something like this: Worries about Palestine trump concerns about gay rights. And concerns about gay rights trump women’s rights which, despite the big and necessary push against harassment and abuse over the past several months, tend to wind up as the last unionised, fair-pay electric cab off the left’s organised and properly supervised rank.

    Or to put it another way, being anti-Western means never having to say you’re sorry, but being female doesn’t mean that the left will let you get away with having your own opinion.

    This grievance hierarchy also goes a long way to explaining why the activist classes are so single-minded when it comes to Israel, despite its vibrant democracy and thriving hi-tech scene, to say nothing of it being the only one of its neighbours to host a world-famous LGBT mardi gras festival.

    This mindset also is why progressives can, without a hint of irony, attack the pro-Western, US-allied Jewish state and then turn around and tell anyone who will listen that Donald Trump is ushering in a new era of brown-shirted crypto-Nazism.

  21. Nick

    Moving Australia Day is pointless. You can’t erase history, the event still occurred. What is chilling is the ‘new’ Australia Day celebrations that Leftists will demand, a National day in their own image that has no historical foundations to muddy their agenda.

  22. Baldrick

    Big claims, but if anybody can deliver them its Fatty Trump-

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    All signs are that business is looking really good for next year, only to be helped further by our Tax Cut Bill. Will be a great year for Companies and JOBS! Stock Market is poised for another year of SUCCESS!

  23. herodotus

    Media Footnote:

    (or media foot-in-mouth note)

    Yesterday The Australian ran a story about Pope Francis at Christmas which included his Joseph and Mary blooper, among other urbi and burpi statements. It got such a caning in comments that they removed it from the online front page, and put up another “pope at christmas” story which avoided that particular controversy.
    That’s how the media rolls these days. History is rewritten so fast, and commenters consigned to the dustbin just as quickly.

  24. They obviously set the standards fairly low on the wireless these days.

    These days? These days?????

    Forget mere “royalty”.
    Thirty years ago “cash for comments” Laws and Jones were considered deities.

  25. stackja

    memoryvault
    #2594414, posted on December 27, 2017 at 9:35 am

    60 years ago, Bob Dyer, Jack Davey and John Sherwood.

  26. herodotus

    Never Mind The Bollards

    Ha! Bollards? That’s not a bollard, bloody big trucks and cranes are now deployed in Sydney’s streets as mega-bollards. This is what politicians and their idiotic PC immigration and “refugee” frauds are making necessary.
    Will Australians ever give them the punishment they deserve, or will we hide in cellars and dance until arrested for Wrongthink, like young Iranians?
    It’s time to at least do a counter-stack in the Senate.

  27. Dr Faustus

    Obviously there will not be a uniform, regulated standard. Livestock come in different sizes, shapes and weights.

    I sense an opportunity for CSIRO. I’m looking forward to a stream of research with titles like: ‘The relationship between market weight and poultry loading ramp design: some initial thoughts’.

    There is an entire industry, right here.

  28. herodotus

    How many trucks and cranes will it take to “keep New Year revellers safe”?

  29. stackja

    herodotus
    #2594416, posted on December 27, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Al Grassby multiculture.

  30. Baldrick

    Having a ramp to load stock that is fit for purpose is one thing.
    Having it regularly inspected and providing the chain of responsibility paperwork to prove every step was State approved and accredited is another thing.

    ‘Safe Ramps.’
    You know it makes sense.

  31. stackja

    herodotus
    #2594418, posted on December 27, 2017 at 9:46 am
    How many trucks and cranes will it take to “keep New Year revellers safe”?

    As many as necessary.

  32. Nick

    How many trucks and cranes will it take to “keep New Year revellers safe”?

    Strange, no complaints from the usual suspects as to the cost. No clue whatsoever as to who is likely to drive through shoppers on Boxing Day. It’s such a puzzle. /sarc.

  33. It’s time to at least do a counter-stack in the Senate.

    Fat chance of any kind of push-back from around here, Herodotus.
    This is strictly “vote Liberal coz at least they’re not Labor” territory.

  34. herodotus

    Reps is harder to stack due to compulsory preferential. The Senate has to be the target.

  35. stackja

    memoryvault
    #2594424, posted on December 27, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Not me.

  36. herodotus

    “On the flip side, it’s raining men in parts of Western Sydney like Auburn north where there are a whopping 140 blokes for every 100 women.”
    1. Probably not the sort of men the elite suburbs lasses are looking for.
    2. Made worse by some of those men having up to four wives?

  37. stackja

    Andy Murray’s brother-in-law Scott Sears breaks South Pole solo …
    The Times-4 hours ago
    Andy Murray’s brother-in-law Scott Sears breaks South Pole solo record … Murray’s brother-in-law has added more prestige to the family after becoming the youngest person to trek alone and unassisted to the South Pole. … He skied for more than 11-hours a day during his trek, raising £30,000 for charity.

  38. Bruce of Newcastle

    Some interesting data on meth in WA:

    The impact of meth-affected patients on WA’s major hospitals

    THE impact of methamphetamine on WA’s major hospital emergency departments has been revealed for the first time, with figures showing more than 120 meth-affected patients are being treated each week.

    A new surveillance system introduced at seven hospitals in July this year shows that in just the first three months, they treated 1568 meth-related attendances — making up one in 100 of all emergency department cases.

    The hospitals — Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner, Fiona Stanley, Armadale, Joondalup, Rockingham and Bunbury — are collecting details on patients who are suspected to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

    The figures are believed to be just the tip of the iceberg but are helping to build up a profile of typical meth users clogging emergency departments, making it some of most detailed data in Australia.

    If you add in all the other concoctions people like to ingest it probably adds a fair bit onto the medical bill.

  39. JC

    And he’s off , spreading fakenews again

    Fat chance of any kind of push-back from around here, Herodotus.
    This is strictly “vote Liberal coz at least they’re not Labor” territory.

  40. Geriatric Mayfly

    No clue whatsoever as to who is likely to drive through shoppers on Boxing Day. It’s such a puzzle. /sarc.

    And where be our fellow Afghan ‘Australian.’ The media seems to have dropped him like a hot spud and in record time. Seems to be pattern emerging both here and in the US. Get these incidents/irritants out of the way pronto to avoid unwelcome Muslim exposure, and bugger the victims.

  41. stackja

    Sydney’s elite suburbs hit by a ‘man drought’, data reveals
    ANNABEL HENNESSY and DANIELLE LE MESSURIER, The Daily Telegraph
    December 26, 2017 9:30pm
    Subscriber only

    Giulia Vazzoler, 27, lives in Bondi and said she had also observed there were more single women than men. She said while she had a university ­degree in performing arts she wouldn’t be opposed to dating a tradie from Western Sydney.

    “For me being able to use your hands is very attractive,” Ms Vazzoler, who is currently single, said.

    On the other side of Sydney, Parramatta local Josh Holman, 27, has been single for three years. Mr Holman, who works as a bricklayer, said the abundance of men in Sydney’s West was most ­noticeable in pubs. “You’re going to find more men than women there, that’s for sure,” he said. The Toongabie-raised bachelor said the most difficult part of dating was the “stigma about chatting to a girl”. “For a guy to walk up to a girl, it’s pretty difficult. And for a girl to accept a guy to come and talk to them is pretty hard for them as well,” he said.

    Fiorella Alzarez, 26, said that dating in Sydney’s eastern suburbs was a challenge.

    “Not only are there less guys than women, but it’s really hard to meet someone good in Sydney.”

  42. The hospitals — Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner, Fiona Stanley, Armadale, Joondalup, Rockingham and Bunbury — are collecting details on patients who are suspected to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

    Gee – they didn’t include Fremantle.
    I wonder why not.

  43. Nick

    Get these incidents/irritants out of the way pronto to avoid unwelcome Muslim exposure, and bugger the victims.

    It’s true. It’s intereting to compare the kinds of victims the media is happy to give lots of airplay to. For example, somebody calling a well known swimmer a fag.

  44. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2594432, posted on December 27, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Accused Flinders St driver Saeed Noori to face court
    AAP, Herald Sun
    December 27, 2017 7:31am
    THE man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Flinders St is due to front court after being charged with 18 counts of attempted murder.

    Afghan refugee and Australian citizen Saeed Noori, 32, of Heidelberg West is expected to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.

  45. herodotus

    “Not only are there less guys than women, but it’s really hard to meet someone good in Sydney.”
    We good ones are all taken.

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    And as an addendum to the above and ‘bugger the victims’ did Deadly Dan arrange for camera crews to traipse around after him around hospital wards, as he feigned concern for the injured? At least the gesture would have earned him a merit point.

  47. Leo G

    Yesterday, The Australian ran a story about Pope Francis at Christmas which included his Joseph and Mary blooper…

    Was that his implied criticism of past Bethlehem lodging house operators for not offering suitable accomodation for Egyptian refugees Joseph and Mary?

  48. ZK2A;

    Security vision captured the moment before the man allegedly took the law into his own hands, when he drove his vehicle around the corner and up onto the kerb where the 16-year-old and 19-year-old were riding their bikes in Dianella.

    I like the way that the program fails to say, in the body of the text, that the dad actually ‘ran down’ the males on their motorbikes, in an attempt to link it to that apprentice thug who got run over in WA.
    The headline is actionable, IMHO.

  49. stackja

    Leo G
    #2594440, posted on December 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

    AirBnB took the day off?

  50. feelthebern

    While I don’t agree with any new tax, I do enjoy the the squealing from the academics about the new endowment tax in the US.
    The tax is 1.4% on net investment income for colleges whose assets are greater than $US500k per student.
    Seems like the DT administration likes a get square.

    https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/12/harvard-president-voices-concern-after-endowment-tax-passes/

  51. notafan

    Nota, you’re off tomorrow (?). The family is about to descend again, so I’ll get in now to wish you a good trip. Hope to hear from you now and then as you toddle around Italy and elsewhere.

    Tonight Calli thankyou and I will

    Me and my virus, chest is clear, no antibiotics, though I am taking a filled script jic I get friend bronchitis, wish it would go away

    Fortunately I have a strapping young companion or two who might help with my bags this time.

    Still very inconvenient

  52. Geriatric Mayfly

    Any day now, Pope Frank -Incense will appoint Archdeacon Rod Bower as the Papal Nuncio to Australia.

  53. feelthebern

    Afghan refugee and Australian citizen Saeed Noori, 32, of Heidelberg West is expected to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.

    Who’s mother only spoke Farsi according the to Herald-Sun article.
    Which means he ain’t of Afghan descent.
    If you landed in Kabul & only spoke Farsi you may as well only speak Inuit.

  54. struth

    It comes as social demographers say the higher number of women gaining university degrees is creating a “dating gap” for women hunting a man they consider their intellectual equal.

    They all got the houses in the divorce settlements.

  55. Bruce of Newcastle

    Well done that blogger!

    ‘Junk science’? Studies behind Obama regulations under fire

    Scientific studies used by the Obama administration to help justify tough environmental regulations are coming under intensifying scrutiny, with critics questioning their merit as the Trump EPA reverses or delays some of those rules.

    In one case, agencies determined the research used to prop up a ban on a pesticide was questionable. On another front, the Environmental Protection Agency never complied with a congressional subpoena for the data used to justify most Obama administration air quality rules.

    “EPA regulations are based on secret data developed in the 1990s,” Steve Milloy, who served on President Trump’s EPA transition team, told Fox News. “For the EPA, coming up with cherry-picked data is standard operating procedure.”

    Steve Milloy has been working tirelessly to out the Left’s fake science for many years. Good to see he’s had a win.

  56. Joe

    They all got the houses in the divorce settlements.

    Correct. Pool boys for consolation.

  57. EvilElvis

    Massive surprise that boxing day sales have slumped in WA.

  58. feelthebern

    After 12 months, it seems like the Trump administration has a decent approach to international affairs.
    After 8 years of the Bush neo-cons running amok, followed by 8 years of the Obama-west wing approach, Hillary & John Kerry clowning around the world, I like how Rexy boy flies around the world with zero press entourage.
    If the career staffers at the department of state are having fits, I reckon the administration is doing something right.

  59. C.L.

    Yes, Herodotus, we live in a country where the prime minister and other political leaders tell us there is absolutely nothing to worry about, terrorism-wise – the context being yet another Muslim massacre-attempt – and the very next week they order semi-trailers to be strategically parked in CBDs to stop other Muslims from slaughtering people. Never before in this country’s history has lying like this been seen or tolerated. The politicians and police of Australia are now accessories to mass murder. They enabled it, deliberately. At other times in history, in other places, these traitors would be dealt with by means other than the ballot box.

  60. struth

    Picked up a bug.
    Shitting and spewing at the same time.
    Stomach cramping like a bugger.
    I’d rather have a btoken arm.
    Trying to not wreck my voice while spewing.
    Two gigs this weekend.
    Isn’t life just fun sometimes.

  61. Token

    … are collecting details on patients who are suspected to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

    Of course they are. They need to track the # so they can roster enough security staff to protect the staff and other patients.

  62. They need to track the # so they can roster enough security staff to protect the staff and other patients.

    If that’s the case then Fremantle should be in permanent lockdown mode.

  63. old bloke

    memoryvault
    #2594434, posted on December 27, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Gee – they didn’t include Fremantle.
    I wonder why not.

    Fremantle Hospital closed their Emergency Department in 2015, emergency cases are now directed to the Fiona Stanley Hospital.

  64. calli

    Picked up a bug.
    Shitting and spewing at the same time.

    Fairstar the fun ship? 🎉

    Seriously though, take it easy and get better fast.

  65. Token

    Was that his implied criticism of past Bethlehem lodging house operators for not offering suitable accomodation for Egyptian refugees Joseph and Mary?

    I get so confused with the lefty Christmas message. After weeks of telling us the “science is settled”, Jesus didn’t exist.

    Then they tell us these non existent people who were crowded into a town dueto a tax mooching census are refugees.

    Wow, such intellectual rigour. A suspicious mind would think it is trolling by simple minds.

  66. EvilElvis

    Oh dear. The poor eastern Sydney girls with their humanities degrees are going to have a tough time finding a man who will put up with their SJW shit are they? I can’t imagine many tradies putting up with the continual barrage of women’s oppression and equality! and all the other approved progressive small talk subjects at the dinner table…

  67. Token

    Seems to be pattern emerging both here and in the US. Get these incidents/irritants out of the way pronto to avoid unwelcome Muslim exposure, and bugger the victims.

    Mark Steyn is amazing how he has documented this game.

  68. Woolfe

    My daughter was a nurse in psych ward at st Vincent’s, any druggies who new the right words would get sent straight there to wreak havoc.

    Spat on and threatened on regular basis.

    Since returned to Perth

  69. feelthebern

    This thread must be almost dead.
    Can the Cat who get’s to the new thread first say “Welcome to the party, pal”?

  70. Fremantle Hospital closed their Emergency Department in 2015,
    emergency cases are now directed to the Fiona Stanley Hospital.

    That would explain it. Last time I was in Fremantle (2007), people were shooting up in the Emergency Department waiting area. Better safe than sorry, I guess.

  71. struth

    Thanks calli.
    I feel like shit but you just got to laugh really.
    It’s one of those things that bring you back down to earth with a crash.
    It’s not all good times.

  72. Token

    This is real:

    So is the threat of her being toppled very soon.

    Shazam, the wymmynses angle shows up. Amazing!

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Theresa May calls for a WOMAN to play British super-spy James Bond in future saying it would be a victory for ‘girl power’.

    All good, so when will a man play “Wonder Woman?”

  74. feelthebern

    Greetings Token.
    Since our Abe Lincoln discussion a while back, I re-educated myself on the subject.
    You were right, I was wrong.
    Post that, I’ve read a lot about individual presidents.
    Do you have a view on Andrew Jackson?

  75. C.L.

    It’s an interesting Freudian slip, I think.
    May believes she herself is a woman playing the role of a man.
    Which is true, really.

  76. struth

    All good, so when will a man play “Wonder Woman?”

    I think they call it the Good Doctor

  77. feelthebern

    In 50 years, no-one will remember who Theresa May was.
    She’ll be in the same category as John Major & the chap before Thatcher.

  78. notafan

    Interesting Feelthebern

    she did say that they lived for eight years in Iran before coming to Australia

    Maybe her original language was Dari.

    Dari language

  79. MsDolittle

    Hard at the coal face over here today. Patient’s partner died yesterday, massive coronary, leaving 3 school aged children. Only 49! Whomever is in charge up there, sometimes you get it so wrong.

  80. feelthebern

    Didn’t see that notafan.
    Something stinks about this Melb chap.
    Just like the Vegas chap.
    I am sick of having information withheld.

  81. egg_

    Never Mind The Bollards

    Sounds like a new TV series/game show.
    Can Mo successfully negotiate said bollards to win a prize?
    Who will be left in this week’s white van Survivor?

  82. feelthebern

    Egg, if Full Frontal/Fast Forward was still around, they would have had a skit about a terrorist game show.

  83. Who will be left in this week’s white van Survivor?

    Lurve it!

  84. Nick

    Hard at Christmas too, Ms. D.

  85. notafan

    My tradie boy’s ex is going to her second second rate uni doing yarts

    Her first course only required an ATAR of 50 to get in, ho hum.

    As soon as she told me she was no longer doing a semester in the US because Trump I knew she was not The One.

    I just looked at him.

    He saw the fear and bewilderment in my eyes.

    After they split he invited himself to come with me on my next visits to my good old gals in the US

    He loves them.

  86. Nick

    Sounds like a new TV series/game show.
    Can Mo successfully negotiate said bollards to win a prize?
    Who will be left in this week’s white van Survivor?

    Wait till new video games come out

    Crash Bollardhoot
    Grand Theft Islam VI
    Call of Duty, Jihad edition

  87. notafan

    Something stinks about this Melb chap.

    I agree, I wonder who those loud back yard conversations were with?

    And nobody believes he was full on addicted to ice

    Not all concerned about Paddock

    Thomas Wictor went all out pulling that one apart and believes it is what it is

  88. Bruce in WA

    less guys than women …

    fewer guys than women …

  89. JC

    Jeremy Priven accused of harassment ….at the Playboy Mansion!

    Piven was accused on Twitter of sexual harassment and assault by 38-year-old actress Ariane Bellamar at the end of October who claimed the star groped her twice, once in his trailer on the Entourage set and the other at the Playboy mansion.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5213183/Jeremy-Piven-bikini-clad-girlfriend-amid-allegations.html#ixzz52PqBamFI

  90. Top Ender

    What’s with this widening use of the hyphen in a strange way?

    In 1993, the secretive company quietly paid $1 to the WA government to lease the airport for 100 years to use as a base to train thousands of Chinese pilots for employment in the world’s fastest- growing aviation market.

    Hyphens should not have a space after them.

    I am seeing it more and more.

    Hyphen control now!

  91. Struth:

    It comes as social demographers say the higher number of women gaining university degrees is creating a “dating gap” for women hunting a man they consider their intellectual equal.

    They all got the houses in the divorce settlements.

    …and will now be actively targeted by vengeful spivs who got taken to the cleaners by their own ex wives.
    Effectively, there are now a lot of divorcees who will either face the ugly choice of loneliness, or victimhood for the rest of their lives.
    What goes around…

  92. stackja

    feelthebern
    #2594475, posted on December 27, 2017 at 11:14 am

    We can’t handle the truth? Or so our ‘elites’ believe.

  93. less guys than women …

    Short, skinny guys . . .

  94. Boambee John

    memoryvault
    #2594424, posted on December 27, 2017 at 9:54 am
    It’s time to at least do a counter-stack in the Senate.

    Fat chance of any kind of push-back from around here, Herodotus.
    This is strictly “vote Liberal coz at least they’re not Labor” territory.

    I don’t recall much dissent around here about your proposed Senate tactics. The argument has been about how to approach the Reps.

  95. Bruce in WA

    Hyphens should not have a space after them.

    Agreed. That looks like a forced line break that defeated the justification software.

  96. Motelier

    Theresa May calls for a WOMAN to play British super-spy James Bond in future saying it would be a victory for ‘girl power’.

    Ms May, she of childless soon to be garden variety mad cat lady has to realise that it has all bee done befoe.

    Remember Batgirl! No? Me neither.

  97. Gab

    Wow. I’ve hardly had any time to pay attention to Twitter the past couple of weeks. Looked at it just now and I have 100 “followers”. Woohoo!

    Lesson being, say less and get more attention … or something.

  98. egg_

    Celebrity White Van:
    YAM and Squalid try to knock down as many pedestrians as they can!

  99. JC

    I recall reading the production honchos were thinking about casting the black dude who plays Luther in the British crime show as James Bond.

    FMD, that’s like having a white dude play Mandingo.

  100. Motelier

    YAM and Squalid try to knock down as many pedestrians as they can!

    I would have thought they would only be able to give informed commentary.

  101. Nick

    YAM and Squalid try to knock down as many pedestrians as they can!

    They are planning an Anzac Day special, as we speak.

  102. Top Ender

    And no, I don’t believe in the hanging hyphen!

  103. Steve of Kenmore

    We good ones are all taken.

    Like parking spaces in a shopping centre, all the good ones are taken, those left are handicapped.

  104. I don’t recall much dissent around here about your proposed Senate tactics.
    The argument has been about how to approach the Reps.

    You can’t successfully do both, John.
    Success in the HoR requires doing preference deals, presumably with the Lieborals.
    Success in the Senate requires burning all others, especially the Lieborals.

  105. Leo G

    I recall reading the production honchos were thinking about casting the black dude who plays Luther in the British crime show as James Bond.

    Bond martinets should be shaken.

  106. John Comnenus

    The Pope and other idiots who try to make a moral equivalence argument between illegal immigrants and Mary, Joseph and Jesus overlook a few issues:
    1. Joseph brought the family – he didn’t leave the missus behind to raise the child by herself
    2. They returned to Nazareth as soon as their business was done
    3. They didn’t expect their hosts to pay all their expenses
    4. There is no way a Jewish couple could go to Bethlehem today and hope to survive let alone find a hotel room.

    I am sure other Cats can flesh out the differences.

  107. Boambee John

    Theresa May calls for a WOMAN to play British super-spy James Bond in future saying it would be a victory for ‘girl power’.

    Cultural appropriation!

  108. max

    Who’s mother only spoke Farsi according the to Herald-Sun article.
    Which means he ain’t of Afghan descent.
    If you landed in Kabul & only spoke Farsi you may as well only speak Inuit.

    Didn’t the father return to Afghanistan or Pakistan three years ago and there’s been no contact ?
    There would be a lot going on in this family history.
    It]s a disgrace that the media don’t delve further into such stories, simply contenting themselves with the ‘we are the most successful multi-culti nation on the planet’.

  109. Arky

    feel like shit but you just got to laugh really.

    ..
    Best not to laugh to heartily in your state.

  110. Geriatric Mayfly

    There would be a lot going on in this family history.
    It]s a disgrace that the media don’t delve further into such stories

    There are places that the media does not want to go, if there might emerge a disturbance in the narrative. And no more so than with Their ABC. If they didn’t report on a story then it never happened.

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