Open Forum: December 30, 2017

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  1. calli

    Those poor sods in the seaplane were all from the same family. Hideous.

    There’s scuttlebut about fuel tampering.

  2. H B Bear

    “The Labor Party in its essence is a tough, working class party,” Mr Beazley told Sky News.

    That bloated fat slob has never done an honest days work in his life. His main challenge is to remember which taxpayer funded tit he is sucking on that day.

  3. Makka

    Sudan is Muslim while South Sudan is Christian

    Wrong again Boris. South Sudan is lots of things. Mostly made up of violent tribes at each others throats. It’s more of a shithole than the ME and the last thing we need is ANY Sudanese here. You’re the one confused.

  4. Helen

    The way to sort those gangs is to chuck em out of the country AND all their rellies when they exhibit criminal tendencies. Only have to do a couple and the rest would be jercked into line so quickly by their rellies butter wouldnt melt. The thing is, to say what you mean and do what you say. There is only the iron glove, no other.

    If that doesnt work (due to inability to actually throw someone out of country becasue dogoooders) then shoot to kill. Dont all the coppers have side arms these days? Just have to knock a few off and the rest would shit themselves.

  5. nemkat

    I think Big Australia is by far the most destructive policy ever inflicted on Australia. That it is undeclared makes it far more insidious and despicable.

    Caldwell and the ALP declared it in 1947 on behalf of Big Business and other interested parties.
    We took the dregs from Malta and Cyprus off the Pom’s hands, and also helped Greece, The Two Sicilies, and Yugoslavia out.
    Problem is, you can only do that once.
    Next time around, 1970, it was the dregs of Lebanon and Syria.
    Hawke and Keating went looking in China, now we’re minig the dregs of Africa and South America.

    The chickens came home to roost on this years ago, but no one credible ever sticks their head above the ramparts to say anything.

  6. Boambee John

    “The Labor Party in its essence is a tough, working class party,” Mr Beazley told Sky News.

    That’s not what his Dad said around 50 years ago.

    The party of the rural and industrial working class has become the party of the tertiary educated, publicly employed, inner city dwelling middle class.

  7. min

    Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri a brilliant screenplay marvellous acting , gripping and funny with language that would make Milo blush and the story of grief ,anger and redemption . A few Oscars I believe.
    Turnbull is sitting there,knowing no one in the Party will move because he has got them by the s and Cs because of the millionplus dollars . It will be up to open revolt by the voters when energy prices explode plus all other prices with them . Let’s give him postal votes he will not like.

  8. Makka

    Caldwell and the ALP declared it in 1947

    Name one party in 30 years that has publicly declared it’s immigration policy is to shoe horn 3rd world migrants into our 3 largest cities to raise our population to 30+ million asap. No, I didn’t think so.

    That’s the policy though.

  9. Delta A

    Just have to knock a few off and the rest would shit themselves.

    Hope that would be the case, Helen. But those 72 virgins are great motivation for losers who, on their own ‘merits’, would never appeal to a normal woman.

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That’s not what his Dad said around 50 years ago.

    “The Labor Party I joined 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.”

  11. Delta A

    But those 72 virgins are great motivation for losers who, on their own ‘merits’, would never appeal to a normal woman.

    Or to those who are locked out of marriage by the four blushing, burqa’d brides for every fixated jihadi.

  12. Boris

    the last thing we need is ANY Sudanese here

    But South Sudanese are not Sudanese. They fought and won independence from Sudan because they did not want to live under Islamic rule.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hehe, who’d want to be a sound engineer in North Korea?
    I was amused to see Mr Un had seven mikes when he gave his speech.
    Not eight, that would be…unfortunate, since 8 is a magic Chinese number.
    Nine would be excessive, it would telegraph fear and weakness.
    Less than seven and there’s a tiny but real chance that a multiple failure would occur.
    Those antiaircraft gunners are always in need of more practice.
    A less-than-sound sound engineer would do at a pinch.

  14. André M.

    Yet another article summarising new sciencey things discovered in 2017.
    http://www.sciencealert.com/23-science-facts-we-didn-t-know-at-the-start-of-2017
    No copypasta for you, except I will highlight this one:

    The brain literally starts eating itself when it doesn’t get enough sleep. When we sleep normally, our brains clear away the neural debris from the day’s activity. But when we’re sleep deprived this process goes into overdrive, causing the brain to clear away significant amount of neurons and synaptic connections.

    Workers and retirees alike, if you’re a night owl you might be at risk of longer term side-effects that a cuppa won’t fix.

  15. Mater

    They fought and won independence from Sudan because they did not want to live under Islamic rule.

    Looks like they object to Australian rule too.

  16. nemkat

    Makka:
    Big Australia was announced in 1947. In response to the Liberals wanting to bring in Chinese coolies. Many of the people from Northern Europe eventually went elsewhere, only the peasants stayed.
    The Policy has always been bipartisan, and it hasn’t been repudiated by any of the Parties.

  17. Makka

    Boris I lived in Sudan for 2 years and travelled regularly in the South so my experience has taught me. Sudanese or South Sudanese makes no difference whatsoever in terms of who we should allow here. South Sudan in fact experiences far more violence than Sudan. Family, inter-family and inter-tribal violence is endemic. The place is awash with weaponry when bows, arrows axes and machetes aren’t lethal enough. South Sudan is a shithole full of mass murdering psychos. We don’t need any of them here, South Sudanese or Sudanese.

  18. JC

    Boris I lived in Sudan for 2 years

    WTF? KSA too.

    Seriously dude, like WTF?

  19. nemkat

    Boris:
    is your point that the Sudanese are being blamed for the crimes of the South Sudanese, or vice versa?

  20. Makka

    nemkat,

    Find me the Liberal Party policy anywhere that indicates Big Australia, ie big population and fast population growth through immigration, is part of it’s election platform. Go back as far as you would like. Knock yourself out.

    https://www.liberal.org.au/our-policies

    Until you can provide some kind of evidence, you’re full of hot air.

  21. Workers and retirees alike, if you’re a night owl you might be at risk of longer term side-effects that a cuppa won’t fix.

    Well, that’s it, I’m fvcked.
    Still, it probably explains the recent dribbling.

  22. Oh come on

    Like Liberia. Christianity is nominally yuge there. So is mass rape, cooking and eating children and your enemies (which can often be the same thing, given the prevalence of child soldiers there), and all kinds of unthinkable barbarities. There isn’t much about Liberian culture you’d want to import.

  23. Makka

    Seriously dude, like WTF?

    Khartoum was liveable while I was there and I got out regularly enough. I didn’t do it for free either.

  24. Until you can provide some kind of evidence, you’re full of hot air.

    Lack of consultation with the electorate at large about immigration, was one of the biggest beefs out there in voter land when I first got politically active back in the early 1980’s.

    Nothing has changed.

  25. Baldrick

    Cats who may have missed yesterday’s post, please be advised of the following:

    nemkat
    #2597791, posted on December 31, 2017 at 5:02 pm
    You used to be able to open Catallaxy files, speedscroll the Open Forums til you found the red, blue and yellow gravatar, and proceed to be entertained.
    Those were the days.

    It’s just another Grigory M sockie.

  26. Rae

    God I miss him.

    You are older than I thought.

  27. JC

    There isn’t much about Liberian culture you’d want to import.

    General Butt Naked used to go into battle nude because he believed God blessing made him invisible. Battle should be a word used advisedly here because it means a different thing. Gen Butt would attack villages, kill the men and rape the women.

  28. egg_

    “The Labor Party in its essence is a trough for the “working class” party,” Mr Beazley told Sky News.

    +1

  29. egg_

    It’s just another Grigory M sockie.

    Rae’s mask is wearing thin, enemakat brought in from the reserve bench?

  30. nemkat

    Bipartisan means the Liberal Party didn’t raise it as an issue at the 1949 Election, and it hasn’t been raised since, by any Party, big or small.
    Until someone credible is prepared to raise it as an Election issue, Big Australia is the status quo.

  31. Makka

    God’s work Baldy. Thanks.

    Fk off nemkat.

  32. JC

    Khartoum was liveable while I was there and I got out regularly enough. I didn’t do it for free either.

    Yea, but what the hell were you doing in that god forsaken shithole. Boy oh boy, you must have annoyed your employer about something. 🙂

  33. egg_

    “The Labor Party in its essence is a tough, working class party,” Mr Beazley told Sky News.

    That bloated fat slob has never done an honest days work in his life.

    Looks like he never saw a buffet table he didn’t like.

  34. Makka

    Yea, but what the hell were you doing in that god forsaken shithole. Boy oh boy, you must have annoyed your employer about something.

    Not at all. I signed on for a lucrative contract and made sure I was comfortably set up. Private enterprise btw, nothing tax eating.

  35. Just have to knock a few off and the rest would shit themselves.

    No, Helen, the exact opposite is true. With tribal cultures targeting individuals simply creates heroes and martyrs. Only collective punishment – the wider the better – has any actual deterrent effect. This has been known and understood since pre-Roman times.

  36. egg_

    Trumble is so shit at this politics game. He is wildly overplaying his hand thinking he’s on strong ground to relaunch the republic debate with him at the helm because he ended last year on slightly stronger ground than he was on throughout the rest of the year. This is a “slam dunk” in the same way that Gillard’s kangaroo knitting Women’s Weekly photoshoot was a “slam dunk”.

    +1

    He’s definitely got the brown touch.

    Where would the Wymminses Weakly be without teh young Royals*?
    And whilst Prof David Flint still has breath in his body…

    *Methinks Her Duchess Kate appeals to a lot of yoof, also.

  37. calli

    Good for you Makka. My imagined view of you is distinctly Heston-ish.

    And not a bit cheffie. 🙂

  38. nemkat

    Not having a go at you, Makka, and with all due respect, but isn’t it highly advisable to be a Muslim if you’re working in Muslim Countries?
    I used to know a bloke who contracted for the UN in Afghanistan, and that’s what he reckoned.

  39. Makka

    Only collective punishment – the wider the better – has any actual deterrent effect

    In Sudan or Sth Sudan you had tribal and family elders with somewhat effective peer pressure to keep the rabble in check. Even then it didn’t always work unless they were chopped up. Here that restriction has largely gone out the window, so these thugs are regressing to their base native instincts which is opportunistic violence and predatory. You can take the native out of Africa …. you know the rest. That’s what has happened with the Apex animals.

  40. Makka

    but isn’t it highly advisable to be a Muslim if you’re working in Muslim Countries?

    The most devout moslem in Khartoum always had good Scotch in his bar. I didn’t feel the need to convert.

  41. Rae

    That bloated fat slob has never done an honest days work in his life.

    That might be true if he had not been a tutor and lecture at Murdoch University before entering politics. I would think that qualifies him as having done more than one honest days work in his life. Not (yet) a Professor like the owner of this blog but a genuine contributor nonetheless to the knowledge of those who seek it.

  42. Here that restriction has largely gone out the window, so these thugs are regressing to their base native instincts which is opportunistic violence and predatory. You can take the native out of Africa …. you know the rest. That’s what has happened with the Apex animals.

    True, Makka. And a similar situation exists here with our own Indigenous.
    However, it is utterly un-PC to mention it.

  43. Oh come on

    There’s a very good reason no one can stand you, Grigory. It is evident every time you post.

  44. nemkat

    I liked Peter Ryan’s description of Beazley as being ”a substantial figure, particularly when viewed sideways”.
    Do you concur, Rae?

  45. Rae

    Private enterprise btw, nothing tax eating.

    Perhaps. Perhaps not. If you were to disclose just what it was you were doing in Khartoum perhaps the Cats resident expert on who is or is not a tax payer or tax hoover could offer an opinion.

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    As a sequel to someone’s recent post from The Economist regarding the evils of polygamy, South Sudan received an honourable mention. Here is part of the first item at Google, after typing in Cattle Stealing in South Sudan.

    Like much of the rest of South Sudan, communities in Bahr al Ghazal use cattle to pay dowries, which in some communities can run as high as 200 to 300 head of cattle.
    Young men who have no cattle to pay a dowry often raid other communities.
    Chol urged local leaders to teach their communities to keep cattle for commercial purposes rather than for prestige, and to revamp the education system, to train South Sudanese youth to do skilled work.
    More than 100 people have been killed since the beginning of the year in cattle raids around South Sudan, including in the Bahr el Ghazal region near the border with Sudan.

  47. That might be true if he had not been a tutor and lecture at Murdoch University before entering politics. I would think that qualifies him as having done more than one honest days work in his life.

    Give it a rest, Rae. He lectured in politics before entering politics.
    All that qualifies him as is as a lifelong professional politician.

  48. thefrolickingmole

    memoryvault

    One of the tit-bits from the Roman Legions book was the erecting on a new statue over the main gates of Jerusalem after one of the periodic revolts.

    A Pig.

  49. H B Bear

    Only Graegooglery would regard a lecturer at Murdoch as an honest days work. Perverted shark molester.

  50. Peter Castieau

    Hearing about Mike from M and Maters current battles and the loss of my father to melanoma in 2014 has prompted me to share about “black salve”. If you google it a warning as the pictures are pretty gross!
    I’ve had a stage one melanoma cut off my neck and several basal cell carcinomas cut off so I am acutely aware of what’s going on with my skin. I was a ginger headed kid and got severely burned on several occasions as a young child. Not moms fault all mine.
    Just last week I had been taking notice of a lump on the back of my left hand and it was sore to touch. After checking the Cancer Council chart it was clear that I had a squamous cell carcinoma so out came the black salve. I put about a match head amount of black salve on a bandaid and 14 hours later after taking off the dressing I had a match head size pussy sore (Scroll down if this is getting too gross) on the back of my hand.
    A week later (today) it about the size of four match heads and is slowly doing it’s job.
    Previously for the horrible thing in the middle to fall out takes about 3-4 weeks. When it’s over the skin has perfectly healed and almost no scarring.

    Best to get out a post like that early in the year . Apologies if anyone grossed out.

  51. nemkat

    Private enterprise btw, nothing tax eating.
    I’ll take your word for it, Makka, since you are a respected regular commenter.

    Was that Private enterprise contracting services to the United Nations, though?

  52. EvilElvis

    That might be true if he had not been a tutor and lecture at Murdoch University before entering politics. I would think that qualifies him as having done more than one honest days work in his life. Not (yet) a Professor like the owner of this blog but a genuine contributor nonetheless to the knowledge of those who seek it.

    Fuck me, sounds as honest as a public service job…

  53. herodotus

    The ABC on its WEB has made sure that the memes continue to flow like an unused, un-dammed Tasmanian hydro power torrent.
    They’ve drafted in the simply awful NPR from Democrat America to harangue us at lunchtime in lieu of the almost as awful The World Today. That’s on News Radio, anyway. There’s some other trash on the usual channels.
    They were heavily into the “why women don’t rule the world yet” rubbish when I switched to a more rational station, which was Radio For The Print Handicapped (RPH) where someone read a much more sane set of editorials from the papers.
    I must contribute to their fund.

  54. egg_

    I would think that qualifies him as having done more than one honest days work in his life.

    The term refers to manual labour, retard.
    You also omitted an apostrophe.

  55. EvilElvis

    Codeine will no longer be available over the counter and will need a prescription from a chemist after February.

    Top stuff news.com.dumbarse. Cut the thieving AMA straight out and get chemists to write prescriptions!

  56. Leigh Lowe

    Waiting for the cries of “waste” from the ABC over Trumble’s brain fart to run a postal survey on das Rebublik.
    Waiting …

  57. herodotus

    Thanks Peter C. There has been a fair amount of skin cancer up to and including melanoma in my own gene pool family, and even my dear wife, so I know it’s a force to be reckoned with. So far unscathed myself but another appointment for checkup by the skin specialist looms large on the New Year list.

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One of the tit-bits from the Roman Legions book was the erecting on a new statue over the main gates of Jerusalem after one of the periodic revolts.

    Which title is that?

  59. Gab

    Peter

    Looked this up on google:

    Black salve, also known by the brand name Cansema, is a dangerous and controversial alternative cancer treatment. The product is commonly classified as an escharotic—a topical paste which burns and destroys skin tissue and leaves behind a thick, black scar called an eschar.

    Does it really leave a horrible scar or is this not the product you are using?

  60. thefrolickingmole

    Over at the Gruinaid they are hailing the UKs greatest gift to medicine..

    Penicillin?
    Vaccines?

    Nope..

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/01/nhs-70-britain-medical-heath-service-penicillin-ivf#comment-110285343

    An example of the state sucking sponges there..

    Your greatest invention full stop. Your greatest contribution to world civilization, having lived in Ireland and Russia, I believe the NHS, for all its flaws, is truly something other nations should aspire to, a medical service based on free access to all and need over ability to pay.

  61. Infidel Tiger

    Private enterprise btw, nothing tax eating.
    I’ll take your word for it, Makka, since you are a respected regular commenter.

    Was that Private enterprise contracting services to the United Nations, though?

    The GrigRae character is creepy. You are just a dickhead.

  62. Peter Castieau

    On re-measuring the current lump, it’s the size of my smallest fingernail. Looks bloody awful!

  63. Rae

    The term refers to manual labour, retard.

    Blowhard, I’m happy for you to show me some evidence that the term (originally quoted by another, not me, without a murmur from you) is limited to manual labour.

    Take your time. I recall you ran out of puff in a conversation with me a couple of nights ago.

    You also omitted an apostrophe.

    Only the grammatically deficient would think so.

  64. JC

    The GrigRae character is creepy.

    He’s like a version of John Wayne Gacey, but without the personality.

  65. Peter Castieau

    Gab,

    Email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you some before and afters!

    Open invitation to all cats

    No scarring

  66. Gab

    LOL, Peter just got 100’s of emails!

  67. Geriatric Mayfly

    They’ve drafted in the simply awful NPR from Democrat America

    That claque of hive-minds used to drone on a daily basis before I abandoned all truck with the ABC. SBS have cornered the other Democrat megaphone – PBS.

  68. nemkat

    You are just a dickhead.

    Probably.
    You’ve spent years here impersonating a clown, and derailing threads.
    Is there going to be an upside?

  69. Peter Castieau

    Sending a reply shortly Gab

  70. JC

    Grigools… just remember you’re here among friends. How many people have you killed?

  71. Blowhard, I’m happy for you to show me some evidence that the term (originally quoted by another, not me, without a murmur from you) is limited to manual labour.

    Dunno about that, but the term certainly doesn’t apply to being a tax-funded lecturer lecturing on politics before becoming a politician. Probably more accurately described as a subsidised internship.

  72. Infidel Tiger

    If Grigs is employed, it would be with NSW Health. And you can guarantee he has access to the morgue and cadavers.

  73. Makka

    He’s like a version of John Wayne Gacey, but without the personality.

    He reminds me of this creep in Silence of the Lambs.

  74. Rafe

    An example of the state sucking sponges there..

    Your greatest invention full stop. Your greatest contribution to world civilization, having lived in Ireland and Russia, I believe the NHS, for all its flaws, is truly something other nations should aspire to, a medical service based on free access to all and need over ability to pay.

    They had a national health system in Russia long before England.

  75. Rafe

    Maybe that was the model.

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A good read.

    Looks interesting, I’ll bag a copy. Thank you.

  77. JC

    He reminds me of this creep in Silence of the Lambs.

    He does, doesn’t he. That character was based on a template of real sickos I think.

  78. herodotus

    Somehow Cuba managed to export “doctors” to all parts of the mendicant leftist world. I’ve not seen an explanation of how such an impoverished island state managed to train so many, or to what level.

  79. nemkat

    Beazley certainly had a fairly typical ALP high flyers career:
    Rhodes Scholar
    Weaselled out of going to Vietnam, like every other ALP rep ever,
    Then as Defence Minister, never saw a War he didn’t like,
    outmanoevred trying to succeed his old man in Swan, finally got a Seat at the age of 32, booted by the voters of that and another Seat, plopped his arse in yet another Seat, got a daughter sniffing around for her own Seat.
    So, yeah, he has done a fair bit of work.

  80. herodotus

    Beazley’s saving grace was that as Defence Minister he actually had an interest in it.

  81. Pete of Perth

    2 nights left in Sg before returning to Oz run by morons. Friends here think Oz is crazy legalising homo marriage. Slippery slope and all that. Sticking your pecker in someone’s pucker is illegal in Sg.

  82. Geriatric Mayfly

    Rhodes Scholar

    Oliver Tambo scholar. Do keep up.

  83. egg_

    I recall you ran out of puff in a conversation with me a couple of nights ago.

    Cripes, I’d better check my diary.

  84. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2598716, posted on January 1, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    If Grigs is employed, it would be with NSW Health. 

    I think that is right.
    Googlery put up a rabid defence of NSW Health when they were gassing babies in Sydney hospitals.

  85. JC

    Somehow Cuba managed to export “doctors” to all parts of the mendicant leftist world. I’ve not seen an explanation of how such an impoverished island state managed to train so many, or to what level.

    Cuba’s average IQ is 85

    The people they were sending out were basically nurse orderlies with a make believe degree in medical science.

    Think about it. They have very liberal entrance requirements in medicine in a low IQ population. One thing’s for for. No Cuban Doc will ever win the Nobel prize for medicine.

    I recall leftwing idiots were using the Cuban medical system as a template for the US. No kidding. This is a country which at the time had per cap GDP of $4,500.

  86. Rae

    this creep in Silence of the Lambs.

    Hmmm. Floop and the Flooglies from Spy Kids. You have interesting viewing habits. Buffalo Bill, who skins his humps, might share with you, but probably not Clarice or even Hannibal.

  87. Baldrick

    The last time GrigoRae entered the tax debate:

    Grigory M
    #2081307, posted on July 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm
    A local bridge club received $50K. Your taxes at work.
    No taxes at work. It was a NSW Government grant.
    ___
    Grigory M
    #1744268, posted on July 21, 2015 at 7:41 pm
    Well, it’s not actually (our money). It was given to them (the ABC) by the government that we elected to do things on our behalf – so, it’s actually their money.

  88. cynical1

    If Grigs is employed, it would be with NSW Health. And you can guarantee he has access to the morgue and cadavers.

    He has always enjoyed sucking on a coldie after work.

  89. egg_

    He reminds me of this creep in Silence of the Lambs.

    What was that creepy lunchroom conversation with some nurses about cannibalism IIRC?

  90. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Beazley’s saving grace was that as Defence Minister he actually had an interest in it.

    Seems Beazley’s going to be next State Governor of Western Australia – Kerry Sanderson’s term expires this year and McGowan is recommending Beazely for the slot.

  91. Mater

    Beazley certainly had a fairly typical ALP high flyers career:
    Rhodes Scholar
    Weaselled out of going to Vietnam, like every other ALP rep ever,
    Then as Defence Minister, never saw a War he didn’t like…

    Folk law has it that after giving a Beasley a CT demonstration at Swanbourne, the lads were lined up ready for him to have a chat to them (obviously suurounded by all and sundry).
    The boys had stripped out of their sweaty gear and were all wearing their troop singlets. He looked at them, admired their snappy singlets and asked the Patrol Commander how he could get one as a souvenir.
    “Fuckin’ earn it!” was the response.

  92. Jo Smyth

    Just listening to a debate re the Republic. A proposal is a President would be elected by at least a two thirds majority of a ‘Committee’. The public would not get to vote because they may elect someone like Donald Trump. Done and dusted.

  93. calli

    A beautiful ful moon floating above the melaleucas.

    Prepare for an interesting evening.

  94. Roger

    Just listening to a debate re the Republic. A proposal is a President would be elected by at least a two thirds majority of a ‘Committee’. The public would not get to vote because they may elect someone like Donald Trump. Done and dusted.

    More likely Kylie Minogue.

    There are really no upsides to a prospective republic.

    God save the Queen!

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Weaselled out of going to Vietnam, like every other ALP rep ever,

    Tell that to Graham Edwards – he served there, with the Regular Army, and lost both legs.

  96. calli

    Oh, bother. The tennis is on and they’re both grunters. Switch. Off.

  97. calli

    I tell a lie. The Yank is the grunter, grunting for both. Erk.

  98. egg_

    A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work is an objective of the labor movement, trade unions and other workers’ groups, to increase pay, and adopt reasonable hours of work. It is a motto of the American Federation of Labor.

    Fvckwit.

  99. There are really no upsides to a prospective republic.

    That really is the stumbling block when it comes to selling the idea to Joe Public – why bother?

  100. Rockdoctor

    Cat might be interested to know that a few ex army types I know who have served E Timor reckon most the medical types they came across in Dili who did Cuban scholarships complained about the amount of communist propaganda they had to study. Apparently knowing what it was & then seeing communism didn’t excite them…

  101. calli

    No. Both grunters.

    Pathetic.

  102. Bruce of Newcastle

    Email me

    Fortunately for Peter they caught a prolific Nigerian prince yesterday.

    Louisiana man charged in ‘Nigerian prince’ scam, police say

    Police in New Orleans have arrested a 67-year-old man after he allegedly helped swindle people out of thousands of dollars as a middleman in a “Nigerian prince” Internet scam.

    Michael Neu, of Slidell, is facing 269 counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

    I’d hazard a guess from his photo that Mr Neu’s family genetics haven’t been anywhere near Nigeria in at least 10,000 years.

  103. zyconoclast

    Wrong again Boris. South Sudan is lots of things. Mostly made up of violent tribes at each others throats. It’s more of a shithole than the ME and the last thing we need is ANY Sudanese here. You’re the one confused.

    +∞

  104. Rae

    A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work is an objective of the labor movement, trade unions and other workers’ groups, to increase pay, and adopt reasonable hours of work. It is a motto of the American Federation of Labor.

    Fvckwit.

    Blowhard, you’re out of puff already. Couldn’t find a reference that limits the term to manual labour. What a surprise. Never mind. Keep looking. As I said I’m in no hurry.

  105. Rabz

    The green windbag of Wentworth …

    has flagged a postal survey or plebiscite to gauge support for an Australian republican model — including whether to have a directly elected president — if the Queen’s reign ends while he is still prime minister.

    Grate.

  106. egg_

    Rae
    #2598749, posted on January 1, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Sad.

  107. Rae

    I would be less sad if you could actually back up your claim, blowhard. Let me know when you have something.

  108. Rae

    Oh. You’re sad because you couldn’t. Ah, I feel sorry for you, I truly do.

  109. egg_

    Beazley performed labour – yes or no?

  110. Rabz

    Police in New Orleans have arrested a 67-year-old man after he allegedly helped swindle people out of thousands of dollars as a middleman in a “Nigerian prince” Internet scam.

    LOL. I’m wagering most of his dupes were Queenslanders, Taxmanians, Victoriastanians and drooling cretins from Gerrymander Jay’s electrickery free Psychostan.

  111. Infidel Tiger

    There are really no upsides to a prospective republic.

    In 1999 if you had tried to sell fag marriage to Australians it would have lost 90-10.

    The Canberran Terrorists have sniffed the demographic change. Australia is now full of hate filled third worlders and bisexual teenagers with no knowledge of what happened last year let alone history.

    It’s over for this country.

  112. Boambee John

    calli
    #2598677, posted on January 1, 2018 at 6:58 pm
    Good for you Makka. My imagined view of you is distinctly Heston-ish.

    As Chinese Gordon?

  113. Nick

    if the Queen’s reign ends while he is still prime minister.

    I hope she stays on just to spite the arrogant turd.

  114. Rabz

    There are really no upsides to a prospective republic.

    Apart from Madame Kommissar President Troggs.

  115. egg_

    labour
    ˈleɪbə/Submit
    noun
    1.
    work, especially physical work.

    Fvckwit.

  116. calli

    As Chinese Gordon?

    Craggy and full of resolve. With the most beautiful profile in the universe. Jet Li…not so much.

  117. nemkat

    Tell that to Graham Edwards – he served there, with the Regular Army, and lost both legs.
    I knew you’d say that, Zulu.
    Bet if you searched all night, you couldn’t find another example.

  118. Makka

    There are really no upsides to a prospective republic.

    It’s on everyone’s lips, everywhere I go. People craving a Republic. No mention of tax cuts , I suppose?

  119. Top Ender

    Trapped with the rellies where someone has said: “We have five episodes of Hot Seat to catch up on…”

    Always remember in such situations that alcohol is your friend.

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Weaselled out of going to Vietnam, like every other ALP rep ever,

    I’ll simply refer you to the original statement.

  121. Rabz

    However, if Chilla Big Ears ends up as king of that monstrous cesspit I’ll become Venezdrayastan’s most strident (not to mention obnoxious) Rethuglican.

    Such news would see my mood go from “not happy” to “extremely not happy”.

  122. Gilas

    Amazing that only a couple of cats here have noted it, but I’ve gotta say it:

    Ghaaargh-ghooleee (pronounced like clearing one’s throat of a gobful of stinking green-yellow sticky catarh) and his many sock-poop-ets successfully owns most heads around here.

    Quite incredible group behaviour, as simply ignoring the gob would remove its raison d’ètre.

    But don’t worry, just carry on!

  123. nemkat

    if the Queen’s reign ends while he is still prime minister.

    The Queen’s reign will end with her death.
    That Turnbull would even dare to speculate publically on that indicates he thinks he’s God.
    Won’t end well.

  124. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trapped with the rellies where someone has said: “We have five episodes of Hot Seat to catch up on…” Always remember in such situations that alcohol is your friend.

    Intravenously from a 1,000 L carboy?

  125. Rae

    labour
    ˈleɪbə/Submit
    noun
    1.
    work, especially physical work.

    Fvckwit.

    Seriously, blowhard, can you do no better. Twenty four hours help? Ok, I’ll check in on your research results tomoz night.

    Ps: If you don’t call me a fuckwit, I won’t call you a fuckwit. That OK? Fuckwit.

  126. C.L.

    Via Instapundit, a must-read essay on Iran by Michael Walsh:

    Islam has brought nothing but misery to Iran. Perhaps it’s time for Iran to try something different.

    One Less Brick in the Wall.

    Go read the whole thing.

  127. Peter Castieau

    Gargooly could reasonably be likened to a black salve inner core of all that is not what we want around here.

  128. egg_

    I’ll check in on your research results tomoz night.

    Which sock will that be, if it’s not smoted, retard?

    So Beazley, as a Lecturer in Politics, performed (hard) labour?
    Work covered by the Labo(u)r movement?

    Thanks for your edification, jackass.

    How’s the Curmudgeon of the Seas, by the way?

  129. C.L.

    In honour of Trump’s policies:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SFFRaIUisY

    And RIP Errol Brown – self-made man and Thatcherite Conservative (yes, really).

  130. zyconoclast

    Folk law has it that after giving a Beasley a CT demonstration at Swanbourne, the lads were lined up ready for him to have a chat to them (obviously suurounded by all and sundry).
    The boys had stripped out of their sweaty gear and were all wearing their troop singlets. He looked at them, admired their snappy singlets and asked the Patrol Commander how he could get one as a souvenir.
    “Fuckin’ earn it!” was the response.

    Another appropriate response would have been, “They don’t make them in XXXXXL.”

  131. Rae

    See, blowhard? You’re out of puff already. Again. Tomoz night. See you then.

  132. nemkat

    Gilas
    #2598767, posted on January 1, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Here’s my best guess:
    Grigory M and many of his adversaries are political shills who are known to each other, probably going back decades, and abuse the forum to fight their battles and shout alternative points of view down.
    The rest are useless Post Turtles who can’t resist a pile on.

  133. zyconoclast

    A beautifulful moon floating above the melaleucas.

    It certainly is.

  134. egg_

    See you then.

    You’re as welcome as a floater around here.

  135. P

    Craggy and full of resolve. With the most beautiful profile in the universe.

    I always had one film fav – Charlton Heston. My husband’s fav was always Jack Palance.
    And so it remained for 42 years.

  136. egg_

    Grigory M and many of his adversaries are political shills who are known to each other, probably going back decades, and abuse the forum to fight their battles and shout alternative points of view down.
    The rest are useless Post Turtles who can’t resist a pile on.

    A binary is it, genius?

  137. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The boys had stripped out of their sweaty gear and were all wearing their troop singlets. He looked at them, admired their snappy singlets and asked the Patrol Commander how he could get one as a souvenir.

    Supposed to have been a Rhodesian Minister for Defence, who asked a trooper of the Special Air Service there, for a regimental stable belt, and was given the same response.

  138. candy

    Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals are looking forward to the Queen’s death, I suppose.

    Perhaps there was a time when becoming a republic had support. But nowadays the major parties and Greens are full of elitish types and their friends and the position of President etc would be done over a deal of some sort. I don’t think they should be allowed near the Constitution. In fact I think the Constitution was founded on the basis of keeping these types, wealth/glory hungry spivs, away from too much power.

    But my guess is the Liberals are all for the republic and will pour millions into the endeavour over the next year.

  139. zyconoclast

    Beazley performed labour – yes or no?

    The closest thing Beazley got to labour was just before his mother gave birth.

  140. Delta A

    A beautifulful moon floating above the melaleucas.

    Oh, yea! At last* I see it, too.

    * Not completely last. There’s still those strange little time zones just over the SA/WA border, and then the rest of the state to catch up. But well worth wandering outside for a look.

  141. zyconoclast

    Islam has brought nothing but misery to Iran. Perhaps it’s time for Iran to try something different.

    I hope they stay as they are.
    5 million Darstardly types heading our way fill me with dread.

    Stay Islamic, and collect your 72 virgins on the way out.

  142. calli

    I was wrong calling Beazley Pony Boy.

    Dad was member for Fremantle. Junior got Swan.

  143. nemkat

    A binary is it, genius?

    Look, eggy, i knew it would come as a shock to you, but i couldn’t wait for you to work it out for yourself.
    No one’s got that long.

  144. candy

    K. Beazley seems a nice chap, a caring person.

    A. Downer with his “the things that batter” talking about domestic violence, which he thought was an amusing comment. Actually quite weird. I don’t know what he did as FM but I do recall that comment.

  145. P

    Ghaaargh-ghooleee (pronounced like clearing one’s throat of a gobful of stinking green-yellow sticky catarh) and his many sock-poop-ets successfully owns most heads around here.
    Quite incredible group behaviour, as simply ignoring the gob would remove its raison d’ètre.

    Indeed.

    I must not post here because I’ll be labelled with such. e.g. Dear Rae/P (rapey)
    and another example here.

    I find these above listed comments unacceptable.

  146. Eyrie

    calli, the fuel tampering is bs. Engine stops aircraft glides, no need to nosedive. Put it in the water with the amphib gear down and it turns upside down and sinks toot sweet. Put it on a land runway with gear up and it skids along on the bottom of the floats and the maintenance guys call you a dickhead.

  147. calli

    Thanks, Eyrie. I did wonder. Mechanical failure?

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I don’t know what he did as FM but I do recall that comment.

    Worked with the New Zealanders to broker a peace deal that ended the Bouganville shooting match, got his bottom smacked by the Cole inquiry into illegal wheat sales to Iraq, and said that the best place for David Hicks was Guantanamo Bay.

  149. Eyrie

    Kimbo was at Murdoch as a tutor and lecturer in politics. Neither count as labour. Trust me, I was there when Kimbo used to sit under a tree in the quad at lunchtime surrounded by acolytes hanging on his every word.
    He’s now chairman of the Board of Lockheed Martin Australia after being lobbied by them for 5 years in Washington. Only saving grace is that Joe Hockey may not be a complete disaster in the job as ambassador as Kimbo did it successfully for 5 years. Obviously doesn’t take any brains or talent.

  150. DrBeauGan

    K. Beazley seems a nice chap, a caring person.

    Candy, you are amazing.

  151. Nick

    Egg, looks like the Septimus/Lucie tag team again, with a whiff of old P

  152. Eyrie

    calli, raise the wreck and let’s see. 13 meters of water isn’t too hard. Mind you the idiots at ATSB will be in charge so anything is possible.

  153. Rae

    Thanks P. At your second link I saw this:

    On cruises – like all things, it depends. Endless days “at sea” are dire, but hop off in the morning, sightsee and hop back on in the evening is great.

    The bigger, newer cruise ships are the destination. Royal Caribbeans Oasis Class and Quantum Class ships have more than enough onboard activities to ensure that “at sea” days are never boring, and one can still hop off and back on for local flavour at the various ports of call.

  154. Delta A

    I must not post here because I’ll be labelled with such.

    Once again, I will say that P is simply as she posts, a genuine, slightly old-worldly and dignified woman with a wealth of experiences which should be welcomed on a blog such as this.

    Certainly, there are some here who deserve suspicion. P is not one of those.

    Happy New Year, P.

  155. P

    with a whiff of old P

    Yes I may be old, turning 78yrs in a few week’s time, but I do not see this as an impediment to an occasional comment here by me.

  156. egg_

    Egg, looks like the Septimus/Lucie tag team again, with a whiff of old P

    Septimus and Mother are rather busy tonight.

  157. egg_

    nemkat
    #2598779, posted on January 1, 2018 at 9:03 pm
    Gilas
    #2598767, posted on January 1, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Here’s my best guess:
    Grigory M and many of his adversaries are political shills who are known to each other, probably going back decades, and abuse the forum to fight their battles and shout alternative points of view down.
    The rest are useless Post Turtles who can’t resist a pile on.

    Whereabouts in the binary does Gilas reside, genius?

  158. nemkat

    The comment is quite clear, eggy, but if Gilas has any queries, i’m sure he’ll make them himself.

  159. egg_

    I find these above listed comments unacceptable.

    Wait till the sock master gets wound up and starts talking about bodily functions just like SfB.

  160. entropy

    He’s now chairman of the Board of Lockheed Martin Australia after being lobbied by them for 5 years in Washington.

    I have noticed other the years that Lockheed Martin appears to be one of those handy boltholes to park ALP troops while they are temporarily out of the limelight.

  161. egg_

    Royal Caribbeans Oasis Class and Quantum Class ships have more than enough onboard activities to ensure that “at sea” days are never boring, and one can still hop off and back on for local flavour at the various ports of call.

    Synchronising fitbits on the Promenade Deck?

  162. Mike of Marion

    never allowed now

    85 years old and full of Non-PC

    Mike

  163. P

    Cheers Rae.

    May 2018 be a great year for Catallaxyfiles.

    There are some great and good people who post wonderful, marvellous and incredible comments here.

    May we go forward, not backward, into this year ahead of us.

  164. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Palestinians remove their envoy from Washington in protest after President Trump proclaims Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel and plans to move U.S. embassy there

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5224945/Palestinians-call-envoy-US-talks-future-ties.html#ixzz52vfQ4Clx
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Yup, the Palis never lose an opportunity to lose an opportunity..

  165. H B Bear

    Graegooglery didn’t you put Mother away like I told you to? You know she won’t be pleased with you don’t you?

  166. zyconoclast

    Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Hate Tracker’ Picks Up #Christmas as Trending Hashtag

    The Southern Poverty Law Center is tracking the hashtags #Christmas, #MerryChristmas, #Jesus, and #ChristmasEve, as part of “trends in a community of far-right Twitter users.”
    According to the SPLC, its “hate tracker” tracks accounts that represent a “range of extremists,” from “conspiratorial fringes of mainstream conservatism to outright white supremacists.”

    The hate tracker notes that #Christmas is the second highest trending hashtag it tracked on Christmas Eve, with @whitehouse and @potus being among the four top Twitter handles mentioned with the hashtag.

    For #MerryChristmas, the U.S. Marine Corps’ band at @marineband was one of the top mentioned, according to the hate tracker on Christmas Eve. One of the SPLC’s “top image” associated with #MerryChristmas is a photoshopped picture of marines hoisting a Christmas tree, instead of a flag, as depicted in the famous Iwo Jima picture.

    The SPLC includes disclaimers, however, such as that the accounts “are not necessarily part of the far-right population of accounts we monitor.” It also claims these “extremists” also participate in many “conversations and topics that are popular among more ‘mainstream’ communities.”

  167. Siltstone

    Supermoon, outside, now. Wow.

  168. Nick

    He’s a boring wet blanket. I wonder who will take him?

    ABC radio’s highest-profile sports presenter has quit the broadcaster just days before the final Ashes Test in Sydney.

  169. egg_

    Supermoon

    Explains the sock infestation.

  170. Muddy

    Reposting from the previous page because my ego did not receive the ovation it was seeking (fingers crossed peeps are paying attention this time):

    Tiyght Ayness – a pretty village in Southern Wales, population 52 (2014), known for its famous blowholes and the medieval wedding chapel built by local noble Noedik Tubigg after a string of failed love affairs left him forlorn and wandering the hills naked, screaming “Love is Love!” until he died of exposure. The village is now a very popular wedding venue, with couples walking the hills after the ceremony in honour of Tubigg.

  171. Muddy

    Apparently it’s pronounced ‘Teet Eye-knees.’

  172. Pedro the Ignorant

    I am in shock.

    Lois O’Donoghue was being seriously considered as a candidate for Governor General.

    Godalmighty.

  173. Muddy

    Nope. Nothing. Still a retracted testicle* of Chaser fans.
    Sad.
    Off to count my mosquito bites.

    * collective noun.

  174. Bruce of Newcastle

    A beautifulful moon floating above the melaleucas.

    You’ve given me an excuse to tell a story.

    The tale starts a short time ago. My friendly brushtail possum has just been by to collect her carrot. In the past she’s been apprehensive of full moons and usually wouldn’t turn up if the moon was high in the sky. But lately she’s been getting complacent. Which brings me to the strange case of the flying ringtail possum.

    Last week I went outside in the middle of the day and was surprised to find a ringtail possum on the fence. In sunlight they are nearly blind – normally they don’t come out until after dark. So I collected the possum in teeshirt and put her in a nice leafy tree. Then washed my shirt…

    Some hours later out comes the possum again, still in bright sunshine, and creeps along the fence again with intent. Which was odd. So I watched as she limped along, stopping and freezing when the noisy miners raised a ruckuss. Then after they became bored and went away she painfully resumed her journey. She slowly groped along my side fence, crossed onto the neighbours front fence, went to the end and down onto the ground. Then along the footpath past my neighbour’s front door, across the lawn and up a eucalypt. Which has a large strangler fig wrapped around it.

    After another hour or so, still in daylight, the ringtail was in the tree munching on a fig leaf.

    The clue to what this was about was that she was limping, and had two odd triangular bare patches on her flanks – one on each side. Pretty clearly a day or so before she’d gone on an unwanted and unscheduled flight with an owl. The owl had grabbed her but after a struggle the ringtail had gotten free minus the fur where the owl’s talons were gripping. Then she fell to earth and hurt a leg on landing.

    And that is why a limping ringtail was on my fence at lunchtime – so terrified she was of the owl that she chose instead to risk moving about in the middle of the day. Flying is obviously not something possums like to do.

  175. Robber Baron

    Everything Turnbull believes in and is passionate about is the antithesis of the beliefs held by the common Australian voter. If Turnbull wishes to be great, he must resist every instinct he holds and do the opposite. No chance of that. The electoral gallows await him…and Australia.

  176. calli

    I laughed Muddy. At the Welshness of it all.

    Set to music forthwith.

  177. H B Bear

    The ALPBC finally has John Hewson to talk on a subject he is actually an expert in, losing unlosable elections.

    Loser.

  178. Baldrick

    I’m just going to leave this here:

    P
    #2402734, posted on June 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm
    I do not think for a minute that Libby Zee is in any way related to Grigory M.

  179. Bruce in WA

    Tiyght Ayness – a pretty village in Southern Wales, population 52 (2014), known for its famous blowholes and the medieval wedding chapel built by local noble Noedik Tubigg after a string of failed love affairs left him forlorn and wandering the hills naked, screaming “Love is Love!” until he died of exposure. The village is now a very popular wedding venue, with couples walking the hills after the ceremony in honour of Tubigg.

    You win 😀

  180. zyconoclast

    ABC radio’s highest-profile sports presenter has quit the broadcaster just days before the final Ashes Test in Sydney.

    These guys
    https://www.sen.com.au/

    SEN bomb in latest radio ratings (April 2017)

  181. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The ALPBC finally has John Hewson to talk on a subject he is actually an expert in, losing unlosable elections.

    Nobody ever asked Paul Keating how he went from supporting “Option C” for tax reform, involving a Goods and Services Tax, to waging the fearful campaign of doom, gloom and the politics of envy that won him the election.

  182. zyconoclast

    I put Tiyght Ayness into an images search and got this.

  183. H B Bear

    Who leaves the ALPBC staff co-op without a six figure redundancy some time after your 70th birthday? It’s like throwing your winning Journo-lotto ticket in the bin.

  184. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The shocking moment a topless woman and her friend attack a man for ‘groping’ one of them at a New Year’s Eve music festival

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5225715/Topless-woman-attacks-man-groped-NZ-festival.html#ixzz52vuE1DUn
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    I’d recommend the young lady find herself a good bra fitter..

  185. H B Bear

    Liars will say anything if they think it will win them an election. Witness Peanut Head and his Mediscare lie than nearly got him over the line against Waffles last time around.

  186. Stimpson J. Cat

    However, “civil ethic” just does not cut it.

    What we really need are Civil Ethnics.

  187. zyconoclast

    In case you missed it:
    Hillary Clinton’s Fan Tattooes Her Face on His Balls

    Dallas, Texas | A supporter of Hillary Clinton has tattoo the face of the Democratic president hopeful on one of his testicles.
    The 44-year-old die heart supporter, claims his tattoo is a “pure act of love and devotion” towards the Hillary.

    “I love her so very much, she is such a great woman and an inspiration to all Americans,” he told local reporters.

    “I tattooed her face on my balls because I want my future child to have a little of Hillary in him or her” he admits, visibly emotional

    James published pictures of the painful tattooing session on his Facebook account hoping to show others how much “Americans are ready to sacrifice” for the cause and to make sure Donald Trump doesn’t end up in the Oval Office.

  188. dopey

    The two best things in the world: The Masters. The Edinburgh Tattoo.

  189. Stimpson J. Cat

    A beautifulful moon floating above the melaleucas.

    Only sane people think the moon is beautiful.
    They don’t feel it.

  190. Makka

    Liars will say anything if they think it will win them an election. Witness Peanut Head and his Mediscare lie than nearly got him over the line against Waffles last time around.

    The Libs are no better. They claim to be a conservative party.

    Hahahahaha.

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The two best things in the world: The Masters. The Edinburgh Tattoo.

    Pay the Edinburgh Tattoo, but couldn’t care less about the Masters.

  192. zyconoclast

    The shocking moment a topless woman and her friend attack a man for ‘groping’ one of them at a New Year’s Eve music festival

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5225715/Topless-woman-attacks-man-groped-NZ-festival.html#ixzz52vuE1DUn
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    I’d recommend the young lady find herself a good bra fitter..

    I watched the video and the woman really comes out swinging.

  193. Arky

    The two best things in the world:

    ..
    Toasted cheese sandwiches and a shapely fusilage.

  194. Le Chiffre

    Everything Turnbull believes in and is passionate about is the antithesis of the beliefs held by the common Australian voter. If Turnbull wishes to be great, he must resist every instinct he holds and do the opposite. No chance of that. The electoral gallows await him…and Australia.

    George Costanza does the opposite

  195. zyconoclast

    Is the Edinburgh Tattoo better than the Testicle Tattoo?

  196. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hmmm. Floop and the Flooglies from Spy Kids. You have interesting viewing habits. Buffalo Bill, who skins his humps, might share with you, but probably not Clarice or even Hannibal.

    Grig, I know you think this makes you sound authoritative and knowledgeable, but it’s really not helping you.
    At all.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    Zyco at 10.57;

    Dear God. There is someone walking the earth with a tattoo of Hillary.

    On his BALLS. HIS BALLS.

    Where the hell do they find these people? What sort of demented tattooist would do this to someone else of his own volition, without a Glock muzzle in his eye socket? Whose idea was it?

    Wait – is he the only one? Are there others we don’t know about? Does he have to wax his nuts now until he dies, or does he let the pubes grow so testicle Hillary has a beard as well? Is this a new cult thing Dan Brown has to write a book about?

    I’m trying to think of something worse than this. The best I can come up with is the Mongols’ rape and slaughter of Baghdad’s population in the 13th century. It’s still a tight-run thing.

  198. Arky

    I have Barry Cassidy tattoed on my balls.
    Waste of money.
    Unfortunately you just can’t make it out.

  199. Jessie

    Peter Castieau
    Presumably your compounding naturopath has a degree in chemistry? Unlike the herbalists/naturopaths that helped these poor souls.
    Don’t Use Corrosive Cancer Salves (Escharotics)

    JC
    NT and perhaps the ‘independent aboriginal health services’ sent Peter Plummer CEO of NT Health and entourage to study and then propose using the model of the America Indian Health Services for Oz remote areas. It hung around for decade or so.

    I learned recently that Vanuatu has 2 types of doctors. One Doktor type studies at the Uni South Pacific (??/PNG/Fiji) and the other Doktor type studies in Cuba. Perhaps the other Pacific Islands the same?

  200. Baldrick

    Cue leftard heads exploding on breakfast television in the morning.

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!

  201. Knuckle Dragger

    I have watched a heroin addict inject into his own cock because he’d run out of usable veins in his arms, legs and feet.

    Hillary tattooed on someone’s balls is worse.

    Has she issued a statement about it yet? Did the Clinton Foundation pay for it, and if so in dollars or roubles?

    What was Russia’s involvement?

  202. MsDolittle

    I’m just going to leave this here:
    P
    #2402734, posted on June 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm
    I do not think for a minute that Libby Zee is in any way related to Grigory M.

    Bin night around New Year’s is always tricky but one should make an effort.

  203. Le Chiffre

    I have Barry Cassidy tattoed on my balls.
    Waste of money.
    Unfortunately you just can’t make it out.

    ROFL

  204. Knuckle Dragger

    The Rape of Nanking
    The Battle of Stalingrad
    The Pacific Tsunami of 2004
    The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs

    Hillary tattooed on someone’s balls is still worse.

  205. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    So OneWorldGovernment what’s your solution. Mine is simple but far too complicated to ever happen. There are enough conservatives and true Liberals in this country to vote out the rabble that rules now. All it would take is for the gutless few i.e, Abbott, Hanson, Bernardi and others (I would include Mark Latham), all experienced politicians, to join forces and get rid of this mess. Are their individual egos too big to ever do this? Could they ever work together? That would depend on what they put first, themselves or their country.

    From Jo Smythe earlier. Find I am agreeing with her political positions more and more. Thanks, Jo.

    We’ve just finished watching the History of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on Fox. Starting in the immediate post-war period circa 1946, it went through a rather silly period in the seventies, becoming a song and dance show, and revived its military mojo after the Falklands War and Nine Eleven in the US. I love the lone piper at the end; got quite nostalgic here tonight for the lone piper who saw us away out of Dunedin recently on that behemoth ship. So Hairy is now checking whether we can fit in the Edinburgh Tatoo on our upcoming trip to the UK and other places after Africa. It is on in August. Should be do-able he says. Good-o.

    Christmas has now been put away ready for next year, all wrapped up, in fact as well as metaphor. We are ready now for my nephew’s birthday party tomorrow (he is part of our family, and turning eight; he half lives here). One of the reasons I had for removing Christmas stuff was so that his party would stand alone from the Christmas tide. It’s rough luck having your birthday eclipsed by the festive season.

  206. Stimpson J. Cat

    I have watched a heroin addict inject into his own cock because he’d run out of usable veins in his arms, legs and feet.

    Alrighty then.

  207. H B Bear

    I have watched a heroin addict inject into his own cock because he’d run out of usable veins in his arms, legs and feet.

    Why don’t you get a TV like the rest of us?

  208. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    P
    #2402734, posted on June 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm
    I do not think for a minute that Libby Zee is in any way related to Grigory M.

    P is a worry.
    I fluctuate between thinking merely a mild senile dementia – or – nope, this is a Grigs special.
    I would hate to be unpleasant to a genuine older lady, but some clues do give cause for a pause.
    Jury still out.

  209. EvilElvis

    Just watching Jurassic World (my first time) with the kids. Absolute realism at play. Gender quota appointee female running the show fucks up monumentally, can’t control the fuck up and needs a man to sort her shit. Diversity trained quasi security team prove yet again that females are hopeless in violent situations, all are eaten. With a reality based plot like that I almost believed dinosaurs where back!

  210. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just watching Prince Charles, feeling quite warm towards him speaking of his visit to PNG a few years ago. He ‘loves pidgin’ and wanted to do as much of his public speaking in pidgin as he could. Clip showed that his pidgin brought the local house down; they loved it. He used to love the Goons, and it shows here. He gave some great examples of the blunt metaphors used in Pidgin. He’s not all bad – if only he would drop the climate change nonsense. I can put up with his talking to plants. That’s just British eccentrism.

  211. P

    Good Morning, good morning to you Lizzie,

  212. DrBeauGan

    EvilElvis
    #2598867, posted on January 2, 2018 at 12:19 am
    Just watching Jurassic World (my first time) with the kids. Absolute realism at play. Gender quota appointee female running the show fucks up monumentally, can’t control the fuck up and needs a man to sort her shit. Diversity trained quasi security team prove yet again that females are hopeless in violent situations, all are eaten. With a reality based plot like that I almost believed dinosaurs where back!

    It was a tragedy, the kids didn’t get eaten.

  213. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Christmas has now been put away ready for next year,

    I mean at the end of this year. I haven’t got used to 2018 yet.

  214. EvilElvis

    It was a tragedy, the kids didn’t get eaten.

    Damn. I was holding out hope for a happy ending.

  215. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wow. A timely reminder, P. Just look at the time. Bedtime.
    Before I lose my neuron-sorting skills due to late owlishness.

  216. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    And Bruce of Newcastle, thanks for the wonderful tale of the owl-grappled little possum with its bald tugged-out furless patches on either flank, the one who braved daylight to reach sanctuary in your little bird and animal hostelry recently.

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I love the Memsahib deeply, I love her dearly, I would die in a muddy ditch for her, but the next time she throws the Jack Russel his squeaky toy, while I’m trying to watch the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, all bets are off…..

  218. Eyrie #2598799, posted on January 1, 2018 at 9:33 pm
    calli, raise the wreck and let’s see. 13 meters of water isn’t too hard. Mind you the idiots at ATSB will be in charge so anything is possible.

    Unless somebody has a better idea, I’ll plonk for a sudden & catastrophic health event in the driver (say a coronary).

  219. P

    Wow. A timely reminder, P. Just look at the time. Bedtime.
    Before I lose my neuron-sorting skills due to late owlishness.

    What a cop out.

    Nite Lizzie.

  220. classical_hero

    https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/feb/17/eugenics-skeleton-rattles-loudest-closet-left?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true

    It’s a bit old, but relevant, since the left are adept at rewriting history to ignore the skeletons in the closet.

  221. Boris

    Everything Turnbull believes in and is passionate about is the antithesis of the beliefs held by the common Australian voter.

    Cats regularly claim to know the beliefs of ‘common’ Australian voter but what that is they don’t explain. Yet the PM is the PM because voters have put him there, though with compulsory voting this includes all voters, both common and uncommon, whatever that is. The majority of voters clearly thought he was a lesser evil than any other candidate, including but not limited to leaders of ALP, PHON, Greens etc. etc,

    Before Turnbull they elected Howard, Rudd, guillard, and Abbott to name a few. Did all these represent the beliefs of a common voter?

  222. Eyrie

    Regarding the Seaplane crash, Avweb had the report with a witness saying this: “It made a tight right-hand turn and as it actually turned around, the wings dipped and it nosedived straight into the water,”.
    Sounds like the classic stall/spin. Like the Grumman Mallard on the Swan River a year ago. The bane of aviation for more than 100 years. Trying to turn too tight at too low a speed and asking the wing to give more lift than it is capable of.
    See this for all you ever wanted to know about spins:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spin_(aerodynamics)#History
    The article is slightly wrong as the Canadians gave up on spin training for private pilots at least about 15 years ago as they were losing students and instructors during training but it wasn’t helping the spin accident rate. The problem being that it isn’t that people don’t know how to recover, it is that they enter a spin accidently where there is insufficient altitude to recover in.

  223. Norman Church

    Speaking of tattoos in delicate places, I am thinking about getting the words, “Warning. May contain nuts” tattooed on my scrotum. With the infantilisation of society, one simply cannot be too careful.

  224. Rae

    Regarding the Seaplane crash, Avweb had the report with a witness saying this: “It made a tight right-hand turn and as it actually turned around, the wings dipped and it nosedived straight into the water,”.

    Sounds like the classic stall/spin. … Trying to turn too tight at too low a speed and asking the wing to give more lift than it is capable of.

    I saw that witness report quoted on Sunday night and thought the same.

  225. zyconoclast

    I have watched a heroin addict inject into his own cock because he’d run out of usable veins in his arms, legs and feet.

    Where did he apply the tourniquet?

    Is that where the expression ‘choke the chicken’ originates?

  226. Tom

    After Dickhead Dan’s destruction of the CFA and the Victorian criminal justice system — set on fire by the appointment of dozens of bleeding heart Labor maaates to the judiciary in Rob Hulls’ 1999-2010 rampage — the November 24 2018 state election should be unloseable for the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals, but they are so incompetent the latest Newspoll has them 50:50 2PP with the Liars. Are they so incompetent they need Martin Trumble’s corrupt crony capitalist Greenfilth merchant banker regime to save them? (Paywallian):

    Malcolm Turnbull has lashed the Victorian Premier for allowing gang-violence and lawlessness to escalate and backed a bold plan to introduce stricter bail conditions and impose minimum 10-year jail terms for violent reoffenders.

    In a strident intervention, the Prime Minister said yesterday he was “very concerned at growing gang violence and lawlessness in Victoria’’ and accused Daniel Andrews of lacking “the political leadership and the determination’’ to tackle the issue.

    He said Victoria Police had the capacity to do the job but needed “the leadership, the direction, the confidence of the government to get on with the job and tackle this gang problem on the streets of Melbourne’’.

    His comments came as senior Victorian federal cabinet minister Greg Hunt explicitly backed Liberal Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s plan to toughen bail conditions and sentencing.

    Mr Hunt, the Health Minister, who The Australian revealed yesterday was among Victorian federal politicians to have lobbied the Prime Minister on the issue, described gang crime in parts of the state as “out of control”.

    His colleague Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg, who holds the Melbourne-based federal seat of Kooyong, said the rise of ethnic gangs and related crime had become “the number one issue” in Victoria.

    With a state election scheduled for November, Mr Turnbull is understood to have told his Victorian colleagues that the gang problem is fundamentally a state issue and that Mr Andrews should not be permitted to shirk responsibility. “This is a failure of the Andrews government,’’ Mr Turnbull said yesterday, adding that community policing was a “state issue’’.

    Calls for action on gangs have come on the back of a recent outbreak of violence, vandalism and affray from groups of youths from African backgrounds, largely ­focused around Melbourne’s western suburbs, where some parts, including community facilities and parks, have been declared “no-go zones” by locals.

    To RTWT, Google Turnbull lashes Andrews over gangs.

  227. zyconoclast

    Turnbull lashes Andrews

    Isn’t that part of the Safe Schools core curriculum with Maocolm dressed as the dominatrix and Dan as the Gimp?

  228. Mater

    P is a worry.

    Nah. P is just a lovely, experienced, well meaning lass who has escaped the security screens of Walgett. I don’t believe nemkat is a Grigory sock, either.
    Grigory, Rae and Libby Zee have an arrogant, deliberately combative undertone and a writing style that is impossible to disguise for any length of time, try as he may.
    Grigory can’t interact with people without trying to continually demonstrate to everyone (himself included) that he is superior, in either language, knowledge or wit. This makes him extremely unpopular in real life (probably more so than here) and explains why he continues maintains a virtual presence at the Cat – despite Baldrick’s constant (and polite) protestations.
    In his working career, you could have easily picked Grigory. He was the one who came to meetings armed with a dictionary so he could justify his critique of your word selection. The advent of Google (and the NBN) just further enabled and fed his contrarian fetish…and sped up the feed back cycle. Now, in his advancing years, he’s just a weird cat (pun intended) who sits in a well greased swivel chair in front of a semi circular desks, equipped with eight monitors (pedantically labeled), feeding his obsession.
    Oh, how the bandwidth of the ‘Ovation of the Seas’ must suffer, when he is onboard.

  229. Mike of Marion

    Good morning Mater, OWG and all good Cats

    Onwards and upwards!!

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