Wednesday Forum: January 3, 2018

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  1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Absolutely no excuse for a loaded weapon being left where kids can get to it.

    Indeed. I still bear a faint bruise on my forehead from that birthday party two days ago where a kid holding a loaded popgun had an irresistible urge to fire it. You can’t beat the warrior impulse in a young boy handed a weapon, except by strong rules about not pointing loaded guns at people. Even toy ones.

  2. Snoopy

    Looks like Monty has finally given up on Wussia! Wussia! Wussia!

  3. feelthebern

    Remember when the ABC & Fairfax lost their shit over Abbott not disclosing he had a mortgage?

  4. feelthebern

    To choke monty, JC would have to get all Princess Leia on Jabba the Hutt.

  5. Incoherent Rambler’s link to Steyn led me to this:
    An Anglican church with a view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge has been forced to cancel an annual New Year’s Eve street party over terrorist attack fears.

    St Aidan’s at Longueville, on the lower north shore, had hired bands or put on an annual family-friendly sausage sizzle on the last day of the year since 1999…

    The church’s rector Reverend Craig Potter said new state laws requiring community groups to hire professional security guards and put up concrete or water-filled bollards meant his congregation couldn’t afford a $10,000 bill to ward off a potential terrorist attack.
    But…but…Turnbull said we don’t have to change our way of life.

    PS where were the indignant headlines about this in the MSM?

  6. Looks like Monty has finally given up on Wussia! Wussia! Wussia!

    LOL no. I note Rosenstein has dragged Ryan in for a meeting today, would love to be a fly on the wall for that convo.

  7. Anne

    I truly despair for Western Civilisation.

    But on the bright side, the greatest Journalist in history is free and Stateside!

    It’s fair to say that Australian hero, Jullian Assange singlehandedly saved America and by extension the rest of us from the HilderBeast NWO.

    At least it’s a Bay for a few years.

  8. feelthebern

    Monty, how do you manage to get all the doughnut debris out of your keyboard?

  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Don’t back out of it now, old man. I am fairly busy at the moment though, will have to wait until the last week of January.

    Go, JC. He’s clearly longing for a dust-up with an bull-lion. He’s flexing those oh-so-grown-up muscles, feeling the hormones for a pride of his own. All evidence here though is that he is still not ready for the head-on collision and it’s time he was taught a damn good lesson by the old ball licker himself till he mends his ways and finds some sense. My money’s on you, JC. Bring back pictures.

  10. Infidel Tiger

    Has Bannon confirmed he actually said these things?
    The author is a grade A bullshit artist

    Yes he has.

    Bannon is a nut who thinks he can be President

  11. Moar popcorn!

    Careful Monty. nemkat will be pursuing you for spelling mistakes.

  12. feelthebern

    Given how gelatinous Monty looks in the photos JC has posted, one would have to be careful around monty lest one damage his structural integrity.

  13. calli

    Those don’t look like water filled bollards to me. Though the guys in hi-vis could be security.

    They’ll have to shell out serious money this year to obey the law and stay safe.

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wow, she is one of the most beautiful girls I have seen

    Wow, in that pic Miranda Kerr has two of the most obvious big false balloon boobies I have ever seen.
    She must have a really bad plastic surgeon to produce monsters like that.

  15. feelthebern

    Very un-Goldman-like of Bannon to be doing thing.
    Lloyd would be having a fit over this shit right now.

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Miranda’s do look like water filled bollards, Calli. Big round ones.

  17. calli

    I don’t think Miranda would care to bollard-up for Ramadan.

  18. Jo Smyth

    Anne, do you think it will ever be recognised just how much Julian Assange did to expose the workings of the Swamp and others or will he have to endure a permanent vendetta.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    I note Rosenstein has dragged Ryan in for a meeting today, would love to be a fly on the wall for that convo.

    Me too. The excuses Rosenstein will give Ryan for why he’s not complying with the Congressional subpoena should be worth framing and putting on Ryan’s office wall.

    I note the Arizona National Guard has gone on duty in Guantanamo. Maybe they will be tasked to expand the cell block ready for all these DoJ and FBI critters.

  20. Rae

    Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President

    The excerpt that is making all the news today

    Sooo … someone who didn’t think he would win, in fact didn’t want to win, and devoted minimal resources to winning was actively pursuing the Wussians to help him win.

    Sooo … as I said an hour or so ago, lots of people in early 2016 thought and said that Trump was running to spoil the other Republican candidates chances and that he was doing it because he disliked the Republican Party and was also trying to help Hillary become President. If you look back in the Cat archives you will probably see many comments to that effect in the first half of 2016.

    He seemed to become more serious about his own candidacy in mid-2016 when he started referring to Crooked Hillary, and when Donald Jr and Kushner were looking for dirt from the Wussians.

  21. feelthebern

    If Trump didn’t want to be president, it shows just how bad Hillary was.

  22. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2600377, posted on January 4, 2018 at 9:49 am

    While you are here m0nty, what is the “narrative” on the Obama campaign being in contact with the Iranians before the Obama inauguration? Worthy of a special counsel? Collusion? Logan Act problem?

  23. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tom’s getting up tooning earlier and earlier. Quality of toons is unchanged; still excellent.
    I’m wondering if he’s a shift worker or just an insomniac.
    I sometimes wake around that time and hit the toons before going back to bed.
    They can be very settling to the anxious mind planning the day ahead well before time. 🙂

  24. feelthebern

    After Trump wraps up his second term, it would have meant that he did a job for eight years that he didn’t want.
    Most of America could empathise with that.

  25. Wow, in that pic Miranda Kerr has two of the most obvious big false balloon boobies I have ever seen.
    She must have a really bad plastic surgeon to produce monsters like that.

    The pic in the preview of that video does not appear in the video, and does not look to be Miranda Kerr at all. You can tell from the eyebrows. Kerr is all natural AFAIK.

  26. Oh come on

    M0nty is so pathetic. As soon as I saw the news today and decided to head over here, I thought to myself that m0nty will surely be on here, gloating. This is good, I thought. The m0nty kiss of death means that the story will ultimately end in Trump’s favour, and probably soon.

  27. C.L.

    I see Bannon and Trump have declared war on each other.

    It’s not even a pop-gun fight compared to the mutual hatred of Obama/Hillary.

    Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President

    And?
    I don’t get it.
    Harry Truman didn’t want to be president either.

  28. Boambee John

    feelthebern
    #2600416, posted on January 4, 2018 at 10:30 am
    Remember when the ABC & Fairfax lost their shit over Abbott not disclosing he had a mortgage?

    Bit were totally unconcerned about the Liars Party member who forgot his million dollar investment house.

  29. Rae

    My money’s on you, JC. Bring back pictures.

    Better have a full body wax first though, if what Johanna says is correct. Otherwise there is no way you could go Princess Leia on anyone.

  30. feelthebern

    Miranda Kerr just threw up in her mouth a little bit.

  31. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Those don’t look like water filled bollards to me.

    Those submissives to Allah filling up that street in your link there, Calli, looked so wrong.
    What are they doing in a quiet suburban British street?
    I bet I am not the only indigenous British-born person who thinks that.
    We’re a long way from Dunkirk.

  32. feelthebern

    Once Australia is full of Muslims, I’m going to move to Japan or China.
    They appear to have their durka durka problems well contained.

  33. Makka

    The African was granted bail after kicking the cop in the head. Own goal for Andrews;

    “The injured officer has since returned to work.

    Police Minister Lisa Neville said the decision to grant bail was “incomprehensible” and sent a message that injuring a police officer was acceptable behaviour.

    “Police, rightly, strongly opposed bail in this case, both because of the nature of the assault, on a police officer, as well as the ongoing risk to the community,” she told 3AW.

    “There’s an element in which the courts haven’t reflected the community expectations … that’s why we’ve made changes to the Bail Act.

    “Under the new changes … this person would be have been very very unlikely to receive bail.”

    Ms Neville said it is up to the courts to explain their decisions.

    Shadow Attorney General John Pesutto said the Andrews government weakened youth bail laws two years ago and was now blaming others for the consequences of their decision.

    “(They) shouldn’t be criticising the decision they wanted, they should be apologising to the victim and the Victorian people for what has happened,” he said.”

  34. Bruce of Newcastle

    Melbourne’s African leaders call for calm as Peter Dutton’s gangs comment provokes backlash.

    Backlash!!!

    Do all these people compare and swap excuse lists?

  35. John Constantine

    The meatwork that burnt down at Murray Bridge last night may not have been the country’s biggest, but it employed one and a half thousand people.

    Also had fifteen thousand cattle and who knows how many sheep in the holding yards to be processed.

    Greens now claim they can only be adopted put as pets, because of smoke taint.

  36. Anne

    Absolutely Jo, though I think the extent and enormity of the crimes is so great that the truth will need to be released judiciously lest grown men wail and faint in the streets.

    The Trump Administration will have to give us something soon because there are 9,800 sealed indictments set to be opened.

    They’ll give us all the financial corruption first I reckon, then the drugs, people and organ trafficking and leave the really horrific child sacrifice stuff till people are acclimatised to the evil.

    Maybe they’ll just dump the Hillary/Huma/minor sex tape, so people understand just who these devils are.

  37. C.L.

    Either Hillary left her pants next to the Christmas tree or Bill left a cigar burning in the maid’s vagina:

    Fire breaks out on Hillary and Bill Clinton’s property in Chappaqua.

  38. Joe

    Once Australia is full of Muslims, I’m going to move to Japan or China.

    You wont be let into either.

  39. While you are here m0nty, what is the “narrative” on the Obama campaign being in contact with the Iranians before the Obama inauguration? Worthy of a special counsel? Collusion? Logan Act problem?

    Have you got any evidence other than claims by a Reagan apparatchik? Fake news, BJ.

  40. calli

    What are they doing in a quiet suburban British street?

    That’s Lakemba, Lizzie.

  41. Tracey

    Has anybody who ordered The Bleak Picture via their Australian subscription received their copy yet? I ordered on 12th December and no joy as yet.

  42. calli

    I’m still waiting for stuff ordered from the States mid Dec. I know it arrived in Oz in a nanosecond, only to fall into the clutches of AusPost.

    The ransom demand should arrive shortly.

  43. I ordered on 12th December and no joy as yet.

    If it is sent via auspost you should have it by Christmas (the next one or the one after).

  44. Geriatric Mayfly

    Melbourne has “African leaders”?

    The witchdoctor is IN.

  45. C.L.

    James Comey’s orange jump suit being prepped as we speak …
    The Hill reports that abundant evidence has been found that Comey fixed the Clinton email probe.
    Which is why the media are trying to Bannon the story away.
    It won’t work. Comey is heading to jail.

  46. cohenite

    LOL no. I note Rosenstein has dragged Ryan in for a meeting today, would love to be a fly on the wall for that convo.

    You’ll never be a fly, you’ll be a maggot forever.

  47. Jo Smyth

    The Bannon controversy is the latest diversion thing by the media who don’t know how to deal with all the info coming out regarding the Russia and FBI investigation.

  48. Rae

    I agree with the lunch winner on this. That click bait photo is soo not Miranda Kerr.

  49. JC

    I’m not Romanian, gargoyles. You’ve claimed you are though.

  50. Oh come on

    The story over at New York Magazine (linked at Drudge) is utterly ridiculous. It reads as though someone wrote down, in pornographic detail, what a Trump hater thinks about while they’re bashing one out. And this bizarre wank fantasy has been published as a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the Trump campaign, transition team, WH. You’d have to be a real dummy to believe it. Those who do have long ago relinquished the ability to view Trump-related events with any sense of objectivity.

  51. Anne

    If you want to know if Trump wanted to be President here he is in his own words.

    I infer he’d prefer someone else do it but if nobody else would or could he’d step up.

    Thank God he did.

    The 1988 Oprah Interview. 3 mins

    https://youtu.be/SEPs17_AkTI

    So handsome as a young man. 😘 I worry he eats too much now.

  52. feelthebern

    Comey will not like jail.
    There would be a line up at shower time to partake in the ritualistic “pleasures” known to happen in such places.

  53. feelthebern

    Trump handsome?
    Fact check please.

  54. Tom

    Melbourne’s African leaders call for calm as Peter Dutton’s gangs comment provokes backlash.

    Their ABCscum do this all the time — peddle fact-free propaganda pretending to be news stories designed to damage their enemy do jour (Dutton in this case). There was zero evidence in the ABC “story” of any “backlash”.

  55. Anne

    The Bannon controversy is the latest diversion thing by the media…

    Yep, a distraction.

    And good people fall for it every time.

  56. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What are they doing in a quiet suburban British street?
    That’s Lakemba, Lizzie.

    Well, I rest my case.
    Slowly the roadway submission is creeping closer to home.
    It’s in Australia as we speak, not far down the coast.
    Vaucluse and Point Piper next, Mal.
    There goes the street parking. 🙂

  57. feelthebern

    The ABC will not rest until female circumcision is mandatory.

  58. cohenite

    feelthebern

    #2600476, posted on January 4, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Trump handsome?
    Fact check please.

    He wasn’t a bad looking bloke, tall, good complexion. His eyes weren’t shifty, always a good sign.

  59. Jo Smyth

    The fire at Hillarys place broke out in a part of the property used by the Secret Service. They were probably burning documents and it got out of order.

  60. Makka

    There was zero evidence in the ABC “story” of any “backlash”.

    The only backlash I’ve noted is that from the Sudanese community leader who urged the Govt to wake up and deport the African Apex scum.

  61. Anne

    Monty, how do you manage to get all the doughnut debris out of your keyboard?

    He probably has to lick each key individually.

  62. Factcheck: Peter Dutton’s gangs comment provokes backlash

    Bill Backlash is a cleaner in the ABC Melbourne studios.
    He is easily provoked.

  63. H B Bear

    Miranda Kerr is a complete loon. I’m surprised Fat Jamie didn’t marry her, although she looks like she is onto a much bigger payday down the track now anyway.

  64. feelthebern

    Geez, Anne.
    The Cat isn’t that kind of blog.
    Decorum, please.

  65. H B Bear

    “Backlash” well on its way to joining “Fake News” as the most bastardized word of the year and it is only January 4.

  66. Rae

    Trump handsome?

    In that vid he looks like the religious zealot who was bashed to death by Daniel Day Lewis at the end of There Will Be Blood.

  67. cohenite

    Re: Miranda Kerr, I’m not a big fan of big tits.

  68. The Bannon controversy is the latest diversion thing by the media who don’t know how to deal with all the info coming out regarding the Russia and FBI investigation.

    Breitbart republished some of Bannon’s quotes, so evidently he’s not dissociating himself from them. And it wasn’t the media that wrote Trump’s statement. Not sure how this is a diversion, unless you think a bloke taking a running jump onto his own sword is a cunning tactic.

  69. thefrolickingmole

    I’m at the point where the next roadworks I see I’m goimg to strip naked, howl like a banshee and rampage through the site biting lollipop ladies and construction dudes.

    Ive obtained secretly recorded footage of Arky after the last traffic jam.
    Forward to one minute in for the gory details.

  70. feelthebern

    Doughnuts fear a backlash from Monty.

  71. H B Bear

    Graegooglery how did the keyboard scrub up? All the letters seem to be working this morning. My Twitter friends tell me that can often be a problem.

  72. Bear Necessities

    Trumpy Bear

    Trump is God but he is also a “Bear”!

    God Bless Trumpy Bear!

  73. Myrddin Seren

    I note Rosenstein has dragged Ryan in for a meeting today, would love to be a fly on the wall for that convo.

    No knock dawn raid with guns drawn, like they did to the Manaforts ?

    Orange jump suit and wrist-and-ankle cuffs ?

    Deputy AG, FBI director make unannounced visit to Paul Ryan’s office

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray made an unannounced visit to Speaker Paul Ryan’s office Wednesday as the Justice Department grapples with an increasingly hostile faction of House Republicans demanding documents related to the bureau’s Russia probe.

    Rosenstein was spotted entering Ryan’s office, and a spokesman for the speaker confirmed that Rosenstein and Wray had requested the meeting. A second person familiar with the meeting said it was related to a document request issued over the summer by House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes.

    In Daily Kos World, the Clinton DoJ apparatchiks going to Ryan to nominally get him to call off Nunes and the document requests for the sake of the Deep State was a red herring, and doubtless they gave Ryan an ultimatum to confess to treason and turn on the Trump Team in return a reduced sentence.

    Good to see Louise Mensch’s influence has not been dulled.

  74. Oh come on

    This seems to me to be a major, major pivot away from Mueller and Wussia by the Clintonites and their friends in the media. Old, superceded narrative – Da Wussians helped Trump steal the election. New narrative – Trump is incredibly stupid, never wanted to be Prez and expected to lose, all his friends and allies secretly despise him and think he’s a moron. You should, too!

    Seems to me that this is going to be the MSM/leftist operatives’ last roll of the die. If this new gambit falls through, and so far it strikes me as being predicated solely on gossipy tabloid nonsense that could only survive a handful of news cycles at most, then they’ll finally need to sober up and process the fact that Trump won, he’s not going anywhere and is already well on the way to reelection.

  75. Tracey

    Thanks Calli and Incoherent Rambler. I’ve been having a better run with Australia Post the last couple of months. Should have realised it couldn’t last.

  76. Anne

    Tweet @RoystonPotter

    Things ramping up! Diversions! Disinfo! Asset seizures around the world! Remember, “4,10,20!” Does it start now?

    Imagine taking down the Banksters and Bilderbergers by blocking/seizing their assets.

    Anyone heard who was the guy smuggling Bearer Bonds on the LAX – Tokyo flight?

  77. Jo Smyth

    Donald Trump has been working and living in the Swamp all his life. He knows how they work. He could have joined them but he chose not to. He didn’t wake up one day and decide to run for the Presidency he has probably been observing and planning for years. That is why he always seems to be one step ahead. I also think one of the main things he is keen to expose is the amount of child trafficking and related crimes that go on but the corruption and fear of exposure is so entrenched it is going to be a very long job.

  78. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Homeless ‘hero’ Chris Parker admits theft from Manchester Arena victims
    The Sun, News Corp Australia
    January 3, 2018 9:16PM

    A HOMELESS man who was hailed a hero for helping those caught up in the Manchester bomb blast has admitted stealing from victims.

    The Sun reports that callous Chris Parker, 33, stole a purse belonging to Pauline Healey, the grandmother of 14-year-old Sorrell Leczkowski who was killed in the attack.

    CCTV footage played to the court showed Parker kneeling over bodies and rifling through bags in the devastating aftermath of the atrocity that killed 22 people and injured 400 others.

    Well-wishers raised more than £50,000 ($87,000) for the thief as he received global acclaim for his apparently selfless actions.

    Parker claimed he cradled a dying woman in his arms after the blast and wrapped a T-shirt around an injured girl — when in reality he had looted a phone from a teenage girl.

    He suffered a fall from grace after he admitted two counts of theft and one count of fraud as his trial was about to start at Manchester Crown Court.

    The three-day trial had been due to start yesterday but was delayed as he couldn’t be found — but he was later discovered hiding in the loft of a building in Yorkshire, the court was told.

    Seems they’re refunding the money raised to help this scum.

  79. Knuckle Dragger

    MS

    In most jurisdictions there is an offence relating to ‘reckless conduct endangering serious harm’, which in the Stanthorpe matter would be the act of leaving a loaded firearm unsecured on a property where children are. It’s companion offence is ‘reckless conduct endangering death’, which would on the information at hand also be applicable here but is mostly used for extreme driving matters and so on.

    The ethnic Italian thing is real – lots of them aren’t necessarily cooking up tons of meth on their properties, but keep on side with the local coppers by stocking them up with homemade grappa in the belief that at some point the cops may be able to help them out with speeding tickets and other low level stuff.

    However, due to the nature of the incident and subsequent publicity any such ‘assistance’ will go out the window. I would think Italian Dad will take the heat for any other family members and be charged with one count of a recklessness offence, plus assorted firearms offences relating to unsecured weapons and ammo. The firearms matters are easier to prove and leave little ‘wiggle room’ for either prosecution or defence.

    I would think the recklessness offence will be dropped in exchange for a plea on the firearms charges. The penalties for same will be reduced due to the ‘traumatic circumstances’ suffered by all concerned.

    Actual justice will, hopefully, occur 15 years from now when the kid shot in the face turns into a six foot bruiser and plastic surgery veteran, and offers Italian Dad a comparison test of what’s worse – being shot in the face once, or being smacked in the face five times with a pick handle.

  80. calli

    Trump was okay looking, but not Bibi good looking. I like the eyes too. Direct. His mouth has good more pursed over the years, making him appear petulant.

    The thing that stood out in Woolff’s hatchet piece was the gratuitous hair shaming. TDS writ large.

  81. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes I know I used ‘face’ three times in one sentence. Apologies for any triggering and hurt feelings I may have caused.

  82. feelthebern

    Surely this Woolf piece of work has written a novel.
    It’s pure pulp fiction.

  83. Anne

    Things ramping up! Diversions! Disinfo! Asset seizures around the world! Remember, “4,10,20!” Does it start now?

    I think the 4,10,20 (from QAnon) refers to H e b rew gematria that means something like, My enemy is delivered into my hands.

  84. feelthebern

    Trump knew Kelly Anne Conway for years as she was on the board of Trump Tower in NY where she has lived for a long time.

  85. zyconoclast

    Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, says prime minister.

    It is unclear exactly what prompted the decision, which came after days of consultations within the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

    How long before this mob end up in Victoriastan?

  86. Shy Ted

    The Beer Whisperer
    #2600182, posted on January 3, 2018 at 10:49 pm
    I took the dog for a walk today. A Muslima went apeshit because the dog was off his lead.
    When the dog went to say hello, she went totally nuts.

    She sees your dog as a rival for hubbie’ goat. Don’t want to mess with the current status quo.

  87. Myrddin Seren

    Re: The Stanthorpe shooting.

    Thanks Knuckle Dragger for professional insight and nemkat for the context of the cultural issues surrounding the application of justice. eg Friendly lawyer and friendly magistrate.

    The Good Lady Wife grew up in a heavily-Italian area of Sydney, where the local Mafia were obvious and well-known.

    I get the context now.

    I would think the recklessness offence will be dropped in exchange for a plea on the firearms charges. The penalties for same will be reduced due to the ‘traumatic circumstances’ suffered by all concerned.

    Conversely, if I had allowed this to happen, I would probably be looking at a few years on a prison farm pour encourager les autres Deplorables to surrender their firearms.

    Selective application of justice is a nice barometer of the trajectory of Australia towards Veneztralia.

  88. Tailgunner

    He seemed to become more serious about his own candidacy in mid-2016 when he started referring to Crooked Hillary, and when Donald Jr and Kushner were looking for dirt from the Wussians.

    Lol! No one knows Trump like Rae.
    Insightful stuff right there.

  89. thefrolickingmole

    Danny Green soon to become a non-person…

    Boxer Danny Green praises violent attack on woman who killed teen with autism
    By Sarah Collard
    Updated yesterday at 5:15pm

    Prominent boxer Danny Green has praised a violent jail attack on a woman who murdered a teenager with autism.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-03/danny-green-wishes-painful-death-on-aaron-pajich-murderer/9301620?WT.ac=statenews_wa

  90. Anne

    I also think one of the main things he is keen to expose is the amount of child trafficking and related crimes that go on but the corruption and fear of exposure is so entrenched it is going to be a very long job.

    10,000 indictments. It’s hard to imagine shunting them all to Gitmo, although there have been dozens of unmarked flights there this past week.

    Trump is certainly a Cat thrown amongst the pidgeons!

    There are medical boots everywhere, international flights being turned around, 250 CEOs stepping down, 56 Congressmen/Senators not running again; 30 already gone!

    You know they’re all guilty as sin. What a time to be alive!

    As Q says “Sit back and enjoy the show.” 🍿🍷

  91. harrys on the boat

    Have I read that correctly? The Clintons have had three house fires in three years, Hope in 2015, Fayettville in 2017 and now Chappaqua in 2018?

    That’s not suspicious, not suspicious at all………

  92. Rae

    Lol! No one knows Trump like Rae.
    Insightful stuff right there.

    I only know what’s in the public domain. I’m sure if you looked you would find that similar views were expressed on this blog during last years campaign.

  93. Geriatric Mayfly

    A rural town on Queensland’s Darling Downs has been hailed for its successful integration of ­African refugees. The Oz

    Funny how these feel good stories pop up in the media out of the blue. This is normally the job of the ABC/SBS collective. Anyway, good luck to the ‘successful integrators.’ However, there remains a problem which the media would rather not discuss in too much detail.

  94. Tom

    Sydney weather doing a Melbourne. Toss at 12.10pm; start of play 12.40pm — no lunch break. Tubby Taylor reckons there’s swing in the air and Straya should bowl first, the Poms having picked two spinners and therefore expecting to bowl last.

  95. Rae

    Surely this Woolf piece of work has written a novel.
    It’s pure pulp fiction.

    Trump has written and released a vehement response directed at Bannon, not at Wolff. That suggests there is some substance to what is about to be published in the book.

  96. Tel;

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.

    The other choices were Hillary Clinton, or John McCain… WTF?

    The good citizens did the best with what they had.

    And your point is?

  97. Shy Ted

    You’re slacking, Tom, you missed this awesome cartoon in The Nunindrag.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2018/jan/03/peter-schrank-donald-trump-kim-jong-unnuclear-button-cartoon
    And don’t forget to read the comments to lose all hope for the future.

  98. Tailgunner

    Aaaannddd… Monty is off on yet another premature victory lap! Will he catch the Trump/Bannon Distraction Squirrel this time?? Have you been in training over the Festive season, Montel?
    Bahahahaha
    This is 4D chess. Something big is underway for Trump&Bannon to use this tactic now.
    Fire at Clinton Clubhouse.
    Coincidence? No.

  99. cohenite

    Trump has written and released a vehement response directed at Bannon, not at Wolff.

    It wasn’t vehement, it was witty.

  100. Roger

    However, there remains a problem which the media would rather not discuss in too much detail.

    My old home town.

    Neither the police nor the magistrates in Toowoomba are as lily-livered as their counterparts in Mogadishu on the Yarra. Clear messages have been sent. There is also no doubt that policing in a city of 100 000 is a different prospect from a metropolis.

    The Catholic Church has also been very generous in taking African refugee children into its school system, as O’Sullivan notes.

    However, Toowoomba’s culture is unique; I doubt what has happened there could be repeated elsewhere with the same results as the article suggests.

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    MS,

    The plea deal will be offered by the defence, and accepted with joy by the prosecution and the Court.

    The recklessness charge is an indictable one, which means in this case it can be heard by a magistrate or the defendant can opt to have it dealt with by a higher court. In both cases the prosecution will have to prove the charge, which means calling witnesses including police and the victim’s family members to make out the elements of the charge. This will be followed by defenc witnesses who would attempt to claim that the firearm would not have been able to be reasonably accessed. Tilting at windmills I know, but that’s the only defence option available. This will take days.

    The plea enables the whole thing to be dealt with in a lower court in 20 minutes, of which most will be taken up by defence counsel outlining how much a good bloke Italian Dad has been for the last 50 years. Sentencing and a fine will occur and everyone moves on. The firearm itself will probably be forfeit, but it remains to be seen whether Dad’s gun licence will be affected as he could still claim he needs one for vermin, protection and euthanising of stock and so on.

    Less court time, less police resources and less paperwork, and (outwardly at least) justice is seen to be done. Naturally, no mention is necessary of the amount of near misses Italian Dad’s family has been subject to over the years.

  102. Snoopy

    Trump has written and released a vehement response directed at Bannon, not at Wolff.

    Are you quite sure it wasn’t a gaffe, Monty?

  103. Tailgunner

    Jo Smyth
    #2600482, posted on January 4, 2018 at 11:18 am
    The fire at Hillarys place broke out in a part of the property used by the Secret Service. They were probably burning documents and it got out of order.

    “Quick! Burn everything! If this gets out we’ll all hang by nooses! ”
    Hahahaha -the Bell tolls for thee,Hillary…

  104. feelthebern

    Monty should check the video up at Blairs showing the punters who celebrated far far too early.

    LOL, when I was writing that, it auto corrected to fat.
    Must have known I was writing about the montster.

  105. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    This is 4D chess. Something big is underway for Trump&Bannon to use this tactic now.

    Bannon hitched a ride on the Trump Train and didn’t like being in the caboose while Javanka sat on Daddy’s lap and blew the horn.

    Bannon is now a hobo.

  106. W Hogg

    What’s so extraordinary about 37C compared to -13C? If you’re not wearing a hat and gloves in -13C and lolling about in a t-shirt you’re very likely to be suffering from hypothermia within a few hours. The only conditions that could make this unlikely would be very dry air and still wind. And you going in and out of heated areas reasonably often.

    What’s extraordinary about 37C is that my body generates heat while aspiring to exist at 37C, and the radiant heat of the sun makes it far hotter than 37 in practical terms. It’s only 37 “in the shade” as they say.

    Who said I wasn’t wearing gloves? That would be crazy. I generate heat while walking – my hands don’t. I said I had short sleeves.

    As I said, I wasn’t “lolling around.” I was walking.

    Who said it wasn’t dry and still? One day at -19 and windy I kept a light jumper on and donned a hat when the wind picked up. The day of sunny -13 was still. I wasn’t carrying around a weather station but suspect it was dry.

    20 years earlier I also went walking in 15F and found myself sweaty on arrival.

    I went indoors infrequently – only for lunch. There was no risk of hypothermia.

  107. Tailgunner

    I’m sure if you looked you would find that similar views were expressed on this blog during last years campaign.

    Wrong, Rae. The US election was in 2016. Lol!
    I must have missed your take on the greatest election campaign of all time as it was happening.
    Were you lost in Walgett at the time? Or in the toilet at Auburn Maccas?

  108. jupes

    A rural town on Queensland’s Darling Downs has been hailed for its successful integration of ­African refugees. The Oz

    There are two strands to this propaganda.

    1. That it is somehow our fault that Africans don’t integrate. See, they can do it at Darling Downs so what’s wrong with Melbournians? They must be racist.

    2. That because some Africans can integrate then there is no reason not to bring more here. It is only a “tiny minority” who are bad.

    How gullible do you have to be to still accept this bullshit?

  109. John Constantine

    Australia to permit the export of medical marijuana products.

    The greenchip marijuana stocks on the ASX have gone onwards since I mostly bailed out of them.

    Big market capitalisation for what they are IMHO.

  110. feelthebern

    Baldrick, I can’t keep up with all the Grig sock puppets.
    Do you know what time he checked out last night & what time he checked in this morn?

    The reason I ask – assuming he didn’t already have a victim already in the basement – it would have taken at least a couple of hours of stalking, followed by the abduction, minimal teasing of the victim, murder, then the skinning, then clean up.
    Just working out a a time-line.

    Keep in mind, he wouldn’t be a complete idiot by grabbing his next door neighbour, so there would be travel time involved too.

  111. nemkat

    Myrddin Seren
    #2600517, posted on January 4, 2018 at 11:49 am
    Re: The Stanthorpe shooting.

    Conversely, if I had allowed this to happen, I would probably be looking at a few years on a prison farm pour encourager les autres Deplorables to surrender their firearms.

    That’s it.

  112. Tailgunner

    Team Wait&See,Tigger.
    With the God Emperor &4D chess it’s always best not to go with Monty as he takes off after the squirrels.
    Good to see some Premium Content around the place.

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    Danny Green, please run for higher office. You will be roundly criticised for having no political experience, hated by SJWs everywhere because you don’t fit the narrative and probably once had sex outside of your hetero (ie normal) marriage.

    Your association with Kostya Tzuyu will be subject to miscroscopic analysis by 19 year old ‘journalists’.

    You will, however, strike a chord with the vast majority of the population and win in a landslide. Your opponents will wonder why and spend the next few years imploding.

    Hang on – this has a familiar ring to it……

  114. feelthebern

    Bannon is now a hobo.

    No.
    He sleeps on a big pile of money.
    With lots of beautiful women.
    A pile of Goldmans stock will do that.

  115. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    No.
    He sleeps on a big pile of money.
    With lots of beautiful women.
    A pile of Goldmans stock will do that.

    He should spend some of that money on his face. It looks like Barrie Cassidy’s scrotum.

  116. Rae

    Wrong, Rae. The US election was in 2016. Lol!

    Lol indeed. I must remember that 2018 is now into its 4th day.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    1. That it is somehow our fault that Africans don’t integrate. See, they can do it at Darling Downs so what’s wrong with Melbournians? They must be racist.

    Darling Downs is a farming district, and most of the Africans there came from a farming background – techniques would be different, but I’ll bet most of the Africans there are in gainful employment.

  118. Tailgunner

    Keep in mind, he wouldn’t be a complete idiot by grabbing his next door neighbour, so there would be travel time involved too

    Lol!
    Green River Grigory. M.

  119. feelthebern

    While I agree with Danny Green on this topic, his brain is now mush.
    He should have quit the ring post the fight where he suffered heatstroke.
    I can’t remember which one that was, but it must have almost been 10 years ago now at least.

  120. John Constantine

    California going legal recreational marijuana.

    The effect on Mexican drug cartels will be interesting.

    Will they go the chop chop route and undercut the legal stuff on price?.

    Pursuit for excise non payment will be the new thing.

  121. Tailgunner

    Hey Hoggy – do you own a Garmin fitbit by chance?

  122. Baldrick

    Baldrick, I can’t keep up with all the Grig sock puppets.
    Do you know what time he checked out last night & what time he checked in this morn?

    All the sock puppets signed off when GrigoryM posted this last night:

    Rae
    #2600229, posted on January 3, 2018 at 11:35 pm,
    Bed time for me. Nite.

    Strangely, they began to reappear after GrigoryM’s first post this morning:

    Rae
    #2600330, posted on January 4, 2018 at 8:40 am

  123. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    With the God Emperor &4D chess it’s always best not to go with Monty as he takes off after the squirrels.

    The God Emperor wiseely got rid of Bannon.

    Bannon then confirmed his genius by trying to get septuagenarian horse wrangling child molester elected to the US Senate and subsequently lost the safest Senate seat in the Unites States to a communist abortion fanatic.

  124. Snoopy

    A rural town on Queensland’s Darling Downs has been hailed for its successful integration of ­African refugees.

    Is integration now a good thing? It’s hard to keep up.

  125. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2600525, posted on January 4, 2018 at 11:55 am
    I only know what’s in the public domain. I’m sure if you looked you would find that similar views were expressed on this blog during last years (US election) campaign.

    Cockhead. That’s going straight to the poolroom.

  126. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Raining in Sydney… again.

    What a horrid place.

  127. feelthebern

    Nine hours.
    Yep, I reckon he’d have more than enough time.

    How long does it take to tan a human pelt?

  128. Mater

    Darling Downs is a farming district, and most of the Africans there came from a farming background – techniques would be different, but I’ll bet most of the Africans there are in gainful employment.

    And probably so widely dispersed that they’re not sitting around convincing each other that they are victims of the system.

  129. jupes

    Darling Downs is a farming district, and most of the Africans there came from a farming background – techniques would be different, but I’ll bet most of the Africans there are in gainful employment.

    Right, so all Africans need is gainful employment and they can become good Aussies.

    See how the propaganda works Zulu?

    Well fuck that. We don’t need them here regardless of whether they are working or not. There will always be a percentage of savages.

  130. Rae

    Apropos of nothing at all, I just thought of Twitter, which I am not on, and the name Blocker Roach came to mind.

  131. Roger

    I’ll bet most of the Africans there are in gainful employment.

    Not sure about agriculture, though, apart from women and youth doing seasonal harvest work in the Lockyer Valley, i.e. picking by hand.

    I’d wager the largest single local employer of males is the meat processing business, Beef City, that serves the international market.

  132. Tailgunner

    The effect on Mexican drug cartels will be interesting.

    Don’t worry bout the hombres, John. Watch Breaking Bad, all the pesos are in powders/crystals now. Dope is a bit of a sideshow for a few years I reckon.

  133. H B Bear

    The ALPBC radio talking heads are already agonising about the effect that Australia Day will have on Testes indigines. Even their confected outrage is simply the tedious conformity of paint-by-numbers Leftism.

  134. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Fire at the Clinton House.

    Apparently it took them 13 hours to respond and they have blamed it on a youtube video.

  135. Roger

    And probably so widely dispersed that they’re not sitting around convincing each other that they are victims of the system.

    No, they congregate mostly in south Toowoomba where rental housing is most affordable; nearby towns have a negligible African presence.

  136. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Don’t worry bout the hombres, John. Watch Breaking Bad, all the pesos are in powders/crystals now. Dope is a bit of a sideshow for a few years I reckon.

    The real money is in avocados.

  137. feelthebern

    The real money is in avocados.

    Organic avocados.

  138. nemkat

    Darling Downs is a farming district, and most of the Africans there came from a farming background – techniques would be different, but I’ll bet most of the Africans there are in gainful employment.
    Darling Downs is a big grain growing area, Zulu. Highly mechanized. These people are subsistence farmers or herdsmen sourced from refugee camps. With an average IQ of 70, at best.
    In any case, Toowoomba outgrew Town status by about 1910.
    I’d suspect any jobs to be heavily subsidised by the Federal Government, either indirecty, or directly.

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Right, so all Africans need is gainful employment and they can become good Aussies.

    See how the propaganda works Zulu?

    So, if these Africans are prepared to live where Australians don’t want to live – regional Australia – and work in a sector Australians don’t want to work in, what’s the difference between them, and the South Africans and Rhodesians who’ve been propping up the sector for years?

  140. H B Bear

    The real money is in avocados.

    At $4 a pop over here in WA for the big ones I wish I had planted a couple of trees ten years ago instead of an ornamental pear. I could have retired by now simply by setting up a roadside stall.

    A big avocado farm sold around Margaret River. Can’t recall the exact price but it was a telephone number.

  141. This is 4D chess. Something big is underway for Trump&Bannon to use this tactic now.
    Fire at Clinton Clubhouse.
    Coincidence? No.

    Wow, only four now? Used to be eleven. Troubled times in the Trumpkin patch.

  142. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
  143. Roger

    I’d suspect any jobs to be heavily subsidised by the Federal Government, either indirecty, or directly.

    No; one of the complaints of locals is that Federal money has not followed from the settlement of the refugees, leaving the burden of providing education, housing, employment, etc. to fall on the local community. Apart from the aforementioned Beef City there is little work for the Africans apart from menial seasonal work picking veges in the Lockyer Valley. Anecdotes suggest as a result many of the refugees relocate to Brisbane or Melbourne where they have extended family.

  144. IT, Bannon will like that as he looks like they phtoshopped in much better skin and hair than he has IRL.

  145. jupes

    So, if these Africans are prepared to live where Australians don’t want to live – regional Australia – and work in a sector Australians don’t want to work in, what’s the difference between them, and the South Africans and Rhodesians who’ve been propping up the sector for years?

    Their backward tribal culture.

  146. Rae

    The real money is in avocados.

    Organic avocados.

    It’s so hard to find a good avocado. Pay $2.50 and more for one then next day slice it open for lunch only to find it is black and brown mush inside. A healthy lunch spoiled by the shoppers who slavishly follow the tv gurus advice to test each one by squeezing it, then dropping it back on the pile.

  147. nemkat

    Roger
    #2600582, posted on January 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks for the facts, Roger.

  148. Mater

    Thanks for the facts, Roger.

    Agreed.

  149. Melbourne’s African leaders call for calm as Peter Dutton’s gangs comment provokes backlash.

    Yes, yes, it brings to my Nuremberg’s Jewish leaders call for calm from local Jewry in case further pogroms provoke a backlash.

  150. Roger

    You’re welcome.

    I maintain a property in the area so I’m there regularly.

  151. Melbourne’s African leaders call for calm as Peter Dutton’s gangs comment provokes backlash.

    Yes, yes, it brings to my Nuremberg’s J&wish leaders call for calm in case further comments or actions provoke a backlash.

  152. Oh come on

    Bannon’s been on the outs for a while, Gunner. He’s not a friendly. The MSM will give him a tongue bath now that he’s publicly turned against Trump, Bannon will love it and say whatever they want him to say. Oh and what the hell is this? (From the Grauniad piece linked at Drudge):

    Bannon went on, Wolff writes, to say that if any such meeting had to take place, it should have been set up “in a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire, with your lawyers who meet with these people”. Any information, he said, could then be “dump[ed] … down to Breitbart or something like that, or maybe some other more legitimate publication”.

    That would appear to be Bannon conceding that his own media company is an illegitimate shit funnel. Does anyone still think Bannon is a savvy operator?

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Darling Downs is a big grain growing area, Zulu. Highly mechanized. These people are subsistence farmers or herdsmen sourced from refugee camps. With an average IQ of 70, at best.

    I’ve run a farm in a similar district, and, from experience, I can tell you there is a demand for unskilled labor to do the work your average Australia regards as beneath his dignity – tree planting, weed control, forestry, fencing and sheep work.

  154. What’s extraordinary about 37C is that my body generates heat while aspiring to exist at 37C, and the radiant heat of the sun makes it far hotter than 37 in practical terms. It’s only 37 “in the shade” as they say.

    Who said I wasn’t wearing gloves? That would be crazy. I generate heat while walking – my hands don’t. I said I had short sleeves.

    As I said, I wasn’t “lolling around.” I was walking.

    Who said it wasn’t dry and still? One day at -19 and windy I kept a light jumper on and donned a hat when the wind picked up. The day of sunny -13 was still. I wasn’t carrying around a weather station but suspect it was dry.

    20 years earlier I also went walking in 15F and found myself sweaty on arrival.

    I went indoors infrequently – only for lunch. There was no risk of hypothermia.

    GrigRae has a new sockpuppet.

  155. H B Bear

    Raining in Sydney… again.
    What a horrid place.

    Not if you are a cockroach and don’t drive a car.

  156. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    It’s so hard to find a good avocado. Pay $2.50 and more for one then next day slice it open for lunch only to find it is black and brown mush inside.

    Do you have the same problem with backpackers and prostitutes?

  157. mh

    Bill left a cigar burning in the maid’s vagina

    Until another credible explanation is put forward, the media must run with that.

  158. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Breitbart is over too. The Mercers are in discussion with Peter Thiel about a new TV network.

    That would be cool.

  159. Oh come on

    Bannon is no strategic mastermind. He’s massively out of his depth.

  160. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Bannon is no strategic mastermind. He’s massively out of his depth.

    Roy Moore.

  161. Baldrick

    A healthy lunch spoiled by the shoppers who slavishly follow the tv gurus advice to test each one by squeezing it, then dropping it back on the pile.

    Do you have the same problem with fava beans?

  162. thefrolickingmole

    Lol indeed. I must remember that 2018 is now into its 4th day.

    Its dark down in mummies cellar, and the sound proof insulation makes the outside world go away…

    Sod off Grigbot.

  163. thefrolickingmole

    Did ‘Illary and Bills passions flare up too much?

    I wonder how overinsured the 3 properties were?

  164. Oh come on

    Poor Andrew Breitbart – and his family. His name will be permanently sullied by the machinations of the ham-fisted Bannon.

  165. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The feel good story of the day. Paulie Sorvino promises to kill Harvey Weinstein:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5232107/Paul-Sorvino-kill-Weinstein-blackballing-Mira.html

    Now that would be a good movie.

  166. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    ‘He better hope that he goes to jail. Because if we come across [each other] I think he will be lying on the floor’, said Sorvino.

    ‘He’s gonna go to jail that son of a b****. And good for him if he goes, because if he not, he has to meet me.’

    He then added: ‘And I will kill that motherf*****.’

    A father’s love for his daughter is a powerful and beautiful thing.

  167. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1105

    Have you got any evidence other than claims by a Reagan apparatchik?

    So it is true then?

  168. Tailgunner

    Matt Viser

    @mviser
    Steve Bannon is, among other things, calling the president’s son “treasonous.”

    President Trump says his former top adviser has “lost his mind.”

    Paul Manafort is suing Bob Mueller.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home in Chappaqua is on fire.

    It’s only the third day of 2018.

  169. Rae

    Bill left a cigar burning in the maid’s vagina

    Until another credible explanation is put forward, the media must run with that.

    Meh, probably not. Bubba is to cigars as Troy Buswell is to office chairs.

  170. max

    Never been to the SCG but love the look of those old green-roofed stands.

    Like shady old verandahs from a time long ago..

  171. Boambee John

    Tom at 1115

    There was zero evidence in the ABC “story” of any “backlash”.

    The “backlash” was from the Africans at the truth being told?

  172. Jo Smyth

    If it took 13 hours for a response to the fire at Hillarys place, that is a good thing for them. More time to burn the documents.

  173. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Never been to the SCG but love the look of those old green-roofed stands.

    Like shady old verandahs from a time long ago..

    How long do we have to put up with this “Pink Test” malarkey?

    It now detracts from the cricket.

  174. Boambee John

    confirmed that Rosenstein and Wray had requested the meeting.

    But, but, but … m0nty said that “I note Rosenstein has dragged Ryan in for a meeting today, ”

    Surely our magnificent m0nty wasn’t suffering (yet another) bout of wishful thinking?

  175. Oh come on

    Breitbart must be running on fumes by now. The Mercers pulled out months ago. The only other billionaire I can think of who you could see getting behind a conservative insurgent force is Sheldon Adelson, but Adelson trashed Bannon even before the Mercers cut all ties with Bannon and Breitbart.

    I just listened to an interview between Roger Stone and Alex Jones. Stone isn’t yet ready to throw Bannon under the bus. Jones appears to be manoeuvring into a position to do so. Nevertheless, mixed feelings are coming through. Stone and Jones are a pair of idiots if they don’t dump Bannon straight away. In terms of treachery, it doesn’t matter so much what Bannon said, moreso when he said it. And he said all this stuff when he was supposed to be a loyal Trump deputy and the self-styled guardian of the Trump revolution!

  176. struth

    Ever since Trump ran for Office Monty has cracked a little stiffy at every gossip bullshit narrative and lie put out by the left.
    It’s all come to zilch, nothing, nada, goose egg, time and time again.
    Trump gets stronger and stronger and the world sees that America is too.

    And here’s a newsflash for the widdle wefties still having trouble holding that quivering bottom lip still, you’ve embarrassed yourself again with this latest bullshit.
    Totally irrelevant.
    God has a clock on the wall for every human.
    Every time you have a wank it moves forward a minute.
    Monty’s is not there.
    God uses Monty’s in his office, for a fan.

  177. max

    Ever thought about moving back to Toowoomba, Roger ?

    I came across something recently praising the climate and the area highly.

  178. struth

    How do you get to be an “African Leader” in Melbournistan?

    Talk about fucking lost.

    They must be members of the Wheredafuckarewe tribe.

  179. Word is that Rosenstein talked to Ryan about a subpoena by Devin Nunes to the DOJ that pretty much constitutes obstruction of justice. There are so many blatantly obvious criminals in this administration, it’s hard to keep up only a year in.

  180. C.L.

    This seems to me to be a major, major pivot away from Mueller and Wussia by the Clintonites and their friends in the media. Old, superceded narrative – Da Wussians helped Trump steal the election.

    Unfortunately for them, they cannot just pivot away from Wussia. Because of their colossal hubris and stupidity – premised on the conviction that Clinton would win – they are now exposed; the charges they face are the most scandalous and serious in US history. They attempted to fix the election, they fixed the Clinton probe and they did illegally wiretapped Donald Trump. The latest from Washington is that Christopher Wray may very well be consigned to the congressional jail for contempt if he continues to refuse to provide subpoenaed documents.

  181. C.L.

    Oopsa-daisy.
    James Clapper says NYT Downer/Papadopoulos angle is total bullshit.

  182. jupes

    So, if these Africans are prepared to live where Australians don’t want to live – regional Australia – and work in a sector Australians don’t want to work in, what’s the difference between them, and the South Africans and Rhodesians who’ve been propping up the sector for years?

    This is the kind of wooly thinking that got us into the immigration mess that has totally fucked this country.

    Sure, bring in people from a western culture if we people in the rural sector (making sure they stay there for at least a few years), but don’t bring in people from tribal or (worse) Muslim cultures. Blind Freddy can see how well that works.

  183. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    At $4 a pop over here in WA for the big ones I wish I had planted a couple of trees ten years ago instead of an ornamental pear. I could have retired by now simply by setting up a roadside stall.

    I had one growing at our beach place down on the south coast, but it died. I think it was too cold for it.
    You can grow them in Sydney but I’m not sure if they fruit well here. Calli may know, and if she suggests it I will plant one in our proliferating back-garden orchard. The two olive trees and the fig she suggested are all going gangbusters there. The orange tree is looking rather poorly (not up to Shawn Neilson standard), but the two lemon trees and the mulberry (already there but trimmed back by us) are all looking good. I have a small bay laurel tree I am nurturing in a secret spot down there away from the gardener/grass cutter and his whipper-snipper. In a few years time I will provide from it any laurel wreaths needed for the Cat Awards suggested on a separate thread by Muddy. It will take us that long to agree on award titles let alone recipients. 🙂

  184. C.L.

    … a subpoena by [the chairman of the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] to the DOJ that pretty much constitutes obstruction of justice.

    LOL.

  185. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1321

    a subpoena by Devin Nunes to the DOJ that pretty much constitutes obstruction of justice

    So a Congressional subpoena to an executive department is obstruction of justice?

    The Deep Staters aren’t much into that whole accountability business are they?

  186. Myrddin Seren

    The feel good story of the day. Paulie Sorvino promises to kill Harvey Weinstein:

    #IStandwithMira

    I hope the Sorvino mob drop Harvey in to New York Harbor in a sack for this outrage.

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    I offer the following on the African problem:

    Just returned from Melbourne having spent two weeks at my brother’s place in an inner western suburb. A nice place. So nice, in fact, that my brother’s neighbour and his family were carjacked at machete point during that time (black BMW, of course). In his own street. It rated a line and a half in the HS.

    I have had the opportunity to work in areas heavily infested with these people, including Fitzroy, Collingwood, Flemington, Footscray and Sunshine. Most of this occurred during the Nixon years.

    Even then we were having significant problems. High density housing, free, encouraged a ghetto mentality among the younger ones and did not encourage the older ones to speak English at all. When entering the Commission flats it was mandatory to look up before entering as the locals were wont to drop stolen power tools and car batteries on you from the upper floor windows.

    It’s not just Sudanese, as the media portrays. There are Sudanese, South Sudanese, Somalis, Ethiopians and Eritreans, who form shifting alliances dependent on who’s in jail at the time. Anyone who’s lived in Melbourne will know the amount of differing ethnicities on show, but I can say these people represent far and away the greatest danger to normal people, bar none.

    They are both ferocious and fearless beyond belief, and display attitudes normally reserved for 20 year career criminals in Skippyland. 16 and 17 year olds are covered in scars from edged weapons, because when they’re bored they engage each other in knife fights. They love grog, ice and getting the willy out. Generally not reported is the amount of extra resources deployed in Flemington during the Spring Carnival, due to groups of Africans hiding in Racecourse Road laneways and preying on shoeless ladies walking away from the track.

    They are absolutely unrepentant and unremorseful, regardless of crimes committed. There’s no shortage of getting them locked up, but that’s as far as the coppers can go – I spent all day in court once after three days straight chasing on for four stick ups. Bail was opposed and the crook remanded due to his massive criminal history. I knocked off and promptly went to a pub on Racecourse Road. Half an hour later I looked out the window and saw the crook walking down the street – and when subsequently challenged showed me his bail documents with a smile. The defence had magically found an ‘extenuating circumstance’ that justified another bail application after the coppers left the court.

    Our Middle Eastern brothers have a reputation for taking on coppers, but they’ve got nothing on this lot. You have to fight five times as hard to put one down as would the average skip, and they absolutely will not stop. Anyone who’s been in a drag out fight with a redhead will know what I mean.

    Make no mistake, higher management were warned of the issues that were presented, and warned well. Predictably, we were ignored (this was around 2005). A friend of mine was denied a promotion because, during the interview and when asked what he would do to reduce crime in a certain suburb, replied ‘Deal with the African problem.’

    Now everybody’s in shock as though all this started a month ago. Command’s in all sorts. A Deputy Commish says there isn’t a gang problem. The Acting Commish says there is. A lady Superintendent says there are no gangs after a copper gets a kicking trying to make an arrest (which he did). The same day another higher-up says there are. The community legal groups say there aren’t. The Africans themselves say there are. A 21 year old ‘community leader’ says there aren’t, and we should fund a 12 year action plan to look at the next generation. An actual member of the community, an African crime victim and promising footballer says not only are there gangs but they should be shipped out of the country at the first opportunity.

    I can understand the current crop of politicians lying and attempting to spin things their way, as that’s their job. The problem is they’re doing it really badly and for some reason can’t understand why people see through it.

    This is, or should be, a salutary lesson to higher command in all police forces everywhere as to what happens when you align yourself to, and eventually become an arm of government. Don’t doubt for a minute that every Vic copper at Commander level and above receives the Minister’s media talking points for the week, and is encouraged to stay ‘on message’.

    The frustrating thing is that none of this is the boots on ground coppers’ fault.

    Years ago, in the face of an obvious heroin and extortion problem and with considerable government pressure not to, VicPol established an Asian Squad. It was very successful, but disbanded under Nixon along with the Armed Robbery Squad (or Armed Offenders Squad, depending on who you talk to). NSW has, or had, a Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad.

    I’m just wondering why there isn’t an African Squad.

  188. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I had one growing at our beach place down on the south coast, but it died. I think it was too cold for it.

    Poorly drained soil most likely.

  189. Mark from Melbourne

    a subpoena by Devin Nunes to the DOJ that pretty much constitutes obstruction of justice

    Monty, do calm down!

  190. Oh come on

    Word is

    No link, m0nty?

  191. Mother Lode

    Did ‘Illary and Bills passions flare up too much?

    The surprising thing is that it happened in each other’s company.

  192. C.L.

    So a Congressional subpoena to an executive department is obstruction of justice?

    Possibly the most hilarious distraction squirrel yet sighted.
    And that’s saying something because there is a veritable monty of distraction squirrels out there already.

  193. C.L.

    a subpoena by Devin Nunes to the DOJ that pretty much constitutes obstruction of justice

  194. Oh come on

    Word is…pretty much…

    m0nty. Every time I think you cannot possibly become any more pathetic, you prove me wrong.

  195. harrys on the boat

    m0ntys trolling is now fourth rate. It’s embarrassing reading.

    Opening with “Word is”, when it’s long been established that his word and those he quotes are fucking meaningless.

    Maybe get back to trolling on Global Warming – you actually believe that shit.

  196. Knuckles. That’s a long way from “hello, hello, hello,what ave we got here?”

  197. jupes

    The problem is they’re doing it really badly and for some reason can’t understand why people see through it.

    FMD, Blind Freddy can see through it. There is ample footage on the news FFS.

  198. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The ADF are now an international laughing stock:

    https://twitter.com/Rabe9/status/948454527480430593

    Clown show.

  199. H B Bear

    All rings true Knuckle Dragger. Talking to coppers who are out on the beat will always give you the truth about what is happening at a local level.

    Melbournibad’s vertical slums have always been an issue for those that live in proximity to them, regardless of the suburb they live in.

  200. Anne

    At $4 a pop over here in WA for the big ones…

    Avocados cost that in Melbourne too and Cauliflowers go for $6. 😳

    I’ve planted about 20 in my veggie patch and although they’ve flown out of the ground the “flower” does not look like a cauliflower.

    My lettuces are weird too, growing up instead of out. Some are 600mm high with leaves coming off a stauk.

    Not sure what I’m doing wrong.

    My Blueberries bushes have outperformed this year though, about 3 kilos so far. I’ve had to give them away to neighbours.

  201. Tom

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2600628, posted on January 4, 2018 at 1:33 pm
    I offer the following on the African problem:

    Brilliant post, KD. Saved to the remembery.

  202. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Thank you for the crop report, Comrade Anne.

    How many tractors have you assembled this winter?

  203. harrys on the boat

    FBI documents will be handed over to Congressman Nunes tonight on the Trump-Russia dossier.

    Looks like the Clinton house fire came at an appropriate time.

  204. Geriatric Mayfly

    Hundreds of millions of pounds in dormant British accounts are to be used to help the homeless and boost good causes.
    The STG330 million ($A647 million) windfall is to come from bank and building society accounts that have remained untouched for at least 15 years and where the holder cannot be traced by the financial institution involved.

    As long as this quantitative easing of the poor does not depress the blow market.

  205. Geriatric Mayfly

    My lettuces are weird too, growing up instead of out. Some are 600mm high with leaves coming off a stauk.

    The have bolted. Happens when conditions of warmth and water encourage rapid growth. Cauliflowers are not a summer vegetable and they too will prefer to go to seed, rather than behave themselves.

  206. Snoopy

    Who to believe?

    m0nty
    #2600619, posted on January 4, 2018 at 1:21 pm
    Word is that Rosenstein talked to Ryan about a subpoena by Devin Nunes to the DOJ that pretty much constitutes obstruction of justice.

    Or

    harrys on the boat
    #2600648, posted on January 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm
    FBI documents will be handed over to Congressman Nunes tonight on the Trump-Russia dossier.

  207. Snoopy

    Since Monty earlier claimed that Rosenstein dragged Ryan in when the meeting actually happened in Ryan’s office I think I’ll have to go with Harry.

  208. cuckoo

    When Trump tweeted about the nuclear button on his desk, I fully expected the media to go nuts with ‘Trump actually believes he has a nuclear button on his desk! What a maroon!, etc.” But they didn’t. Although Chris Cilizza of CNN felt he needed to file a report stating that, no, the President doesn’t actually have a big red button on his actual desk. (They got rid of it after Monica Lewinsky accidentally sat on it.)

  209. cuckoo

    Incidentally, any Cat commentary about Victoria’s new unoccupied property tax?

  210. calli

    Lizzie, try a Wurtz avocado. It’s a dwarf tree, full size fruit and should do okay in the Eastern Suburbs. It’s a grafted variety and you only need one. For some types you need two for polination, and they are monsters.

    Anne, your cauliflowers and lettuces have bolted. They are really a winter crop. Next time, when the caulies produce the curd, wrap the outer leaves over and tie to keep it white. Also, try dwarf varieties. The best lettuce for home gardens is the mignonette types that you harvest the leaves from each day. Don’t eat the leaves on bolted lettuce – they are bitter and contain a chemical which will make you crook.

    Any green leafies need to be in very fertile soil with plenty of sun and water and constant cropping. Don’t leave them because they go to seed in a flash.
    Another good crop is beetroot. Harvest the leaves for salad and then the tuber.

  211. calli

    Sorry Mayfly’s green thumbs are quicker than mine. 🥑🥑

  212. Rockdoctor

    In my younger Uni days had the acquaintance of a Vic Pol SGT through friends who did some time walking beat in Collingwood & had exactly the same stories about the commission high rises, basically said they had permission not to wear head dress entering to be less noticeable due mentioned falling objects. Politicians for far too long have been avoiding decisions on problems like this. Sooner or later they w ill have to deal with it.

  213. C.L.

    Yes, it was Ryan who dragged in Rosenstein, not the other way around.
    This was the day after senior Republicans began talking about contempt charges and sweeping out the Congressional jail cell. Perhaps Ryan told them that shit was about to get real.

  214. JC

    C.L.
    #2600446, posted on January 4, 2018 at 10:58 am

    I see Bannon and Trump have declared war on each other.

    It’s not even a pop-gun fight compared to the mutual hatred of Obama/Hillary.

    Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President

    And?
    I don’t get it.
    Harry Truman didn’t want to be president either.

    The don’t give a shit attitude really does work. It’s a different psychological frame that can often put someone in the winners circle.

    I’ve seen it playing golf. A pal has spent thousands and thousands of dollars for golf lessons and I’ve beaten him. He’s not a bad player but he’s too uptight about winning and tenses up. I don’t give a shit if I hit a good or bad ball. I do in a way as I’m elated hitting a great drive, but it’s not the end of the world for me. The end result is that I can play a much looser game.

    That was the attitude Trump showed on the hustings. He would have liked to win, but it would not have been the end of the world for him and there were also positives derived from losing.

    I see that in trading too.

    I don’t think you can artificially create that attitude as you can’t lie to yourself, however when it’s there use it!

  215. jupes

    Hundreds of millions of pounds in dormant British accounts are to be used to help the homeless and boost good causes.

    Beware the “good causes”.

  216. Makka

    Just reading through Knuckledraggers comments, very informative Thanks.

    The daughter has just been offered a substantial Uni scholarship at Monash (Clayton) – we reside in the Wild West currently so a move East was always on and now Melbourne is a serious consideration. Cats earlier offered their valuable thoughts on Melbourne suburbs to reside but now with all this African shyte I’m a bit flummoxed as to judging risk in a city I don’t know.

    Melbourne Cat’s , any thoughts or opinions on relatively safe suburbs/areas accessible to Clayton?

  217. cohenite

    Knuckle Dragger

    #2600628, posted on January 4, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Excellent. Print it off and send it to every testicle free pollie.

  218. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The daughter has just been offered a substantial Uni scholarship at Monash (Clayton) – we reside in the Wild West currently so a move East was always on and now Melbourne is a serious consideration. Cats earlier offered their valuable thoughts on Melbourne suburbs to reside but now with all this African shyte I’m a bit flummoxed as to judging risk in a city I don’t know.

    This is a very disturbing post.

    1. You are letting your child go to university.
    2. You are leaving WA to go to Victoria.

    Are you okay?

  219. Makka

    IT, her life, her choice I’m afraid. Fear not though. She’s not going near the humanities and there isn’t a leftist cell in her body.

  220. harrys on the boat

    Nunes has officially announced the deal with the DOJ and FBI to hand over the agency documents on the Trump-Russia dossier.

  221. feelthebern

    Sure, move to Melbourne.
    Just remember to convert to Islam before you arrive to ensure you are welcomed & pretty much untouchable for the duration of your stay.
    Would also make sense for your daughter to marry one of these Apex chaps.
    Would make further sense for you to join the CFMEU.

  222. Mark from Melbourne

    JC
    #2600663, posted on January 4, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Extremely perceptive comment.

  223. Snoopy

    Nunes has officially announced the deal with the DOJ and FBI to hand over the agency documents on the Trump-Russia dossier.

    Monty’s record remains untarnished.

  224. mh

    According to The Sun newspaper:

    CLINTON MANSION BLAZE Fire breaks out in Hillary and Bill Clinton’s bedroom at New York home

  225. Mark from Melbourne

    Melbourne Cat’s , any thoughts or opinions on relatively safe suburbs/areas accessible to Clayton?

    Remind me from last time. Is that by train/bus or car?

  226. JC

    Makka

    Stop buying all the hype. I’m sure there are problems in the northern burbs but Melbourne is hardly Mogadishu. You idiot. I/we told you where she should live.

    And… she’s making the wrong decision going to Monash. If you have good grades always pick a sandstone. Yes, brand names have value.

    It’s like buying Rivers or Tods shoes.

  227. feelthebern

    Grig lies awake every night dreaming of hollowing out Monty so he can climb inside him.
    Like the way Han stuffs Luke into the tauntaun at the start of Empire Strikes Back.

  228. Makka

    Remind me from last time. Is that by train/bus or car?

    Mark, it can be either by bus, tram or car. Train would be lower order option but not excluded. I’d try to keep the commute by car to within 25 mins one way.

  229. thefrolickingmole

    Nunes has officially announced the deal with the DOJ and FBI to hand over the agency documents on the Trump-Russia dossier.

    Is this a wrongology record?
    Less than 12 hours and hes been comprehensively raked again.

  230. Myrddin Seren

    Nunes has officially announced the deal with the DOJ and FBI to hand over the agency documents on the Trump-Russia dossier.

    ‘Rats !’ says m0nty – who came fourteenth in his class in English – ‘Rats !’

    ‘Louise Mensch’s Twitter feed must have been hacked again by the Wussians ?’

  231. jupes

    Steyn on fire smacking down the Pope and some idiot defending him.

    As I always say, you have to be able to prioritize. So Terry Duerr is “angered” by my preference for the King James Bible, but defends a foolish man [the Pope] taking refuge in modish fancies as Christianity is slaughtered in the lands of its birth and shrivels in the continent it made its home. Shame on him, and pity our children and grandchildren who will have to live in such a world.

    RTWT

  232. Makka

    JC, just fielding Uni possibles and looking at implications. The areas previously mentioned may not have considered fully the African situation so I’m visiting it again.

    So, stop being such a snobby a/hole and offer a recommendation, or just STFU.

  233. JC

    And Makka.
    More to the point … if the kid is brainy and she appears to be… obviously from the mother’s side. Get her to sit the SATs and see if she can get placing in an Ivy league school. Entrance is needs blind and she can finagle a scholarship if and when a place is offered.

    They’re horrible places, but to be honest the ed level at an Ivy League is incredible and the campuses are amazing. Out friend’s kid went to Stanford for an MBA and they have horse riding for instance.. around the campus as an activity. The brand name also carries huge weight.

  234. Makka

    Ok JC, thanks for that.

    We have considered the US options but for a number of reasons it’s not doable at present. Perhaps later on. The US is definitely an option for her later. She loves the place.

  235. notafan

    Makka

    Check bus routes from Eastern suburbs like Glen Waverley, Blackburn, or south eastern like Oakleigh or Murrumbeena.

    The Africans are outer rim or in the high rise housing commission and suburbs mentioned by Knuckles, very Useful Post thank you. Not at all surprising though. Ghetto mentality.

    I know an Eritrean muslim, in his sixties with a much younger wife, always chasing a business dollar but his older son has been encouraged with this we are African crap, though his father is very keen to his children well educated, very impressed by my oldest daughter, as he told me anyhow he might avoid it.

    For a very damaged man, former child soldier taken from his family as an eight year old, he seems to be one of the least worst of our African imports.

  236. stackja

    Police called after African youths turn abusive in Essendon
    Aneeka Simonis, Herald Sun
    40 minutes ago
    Subscriber only
    A TENNIS player has told how he “frantically ran” from armed youths who tried to surround him and his friends after a threatening confrontation in Melbourne’s northwest.

    A man, who wished to remain unnamed, and four mates were training at Essendon Tennis Club when a large group of African youths sprang up “out of nowhere.”

    He said the youths had tried to bait his mates by shouting expletives at them from the outskirts of the tennis court.

    COPS HAD EYE ON APEX GANG YEARS AGO

    TEEN THUG BAILED AFTER ATTACKING COP

    “They were yelling, ‘what the f*** are you looking at’ and ‘what the f*** are you saying?” he said.

    “They were trying to get a reaction.”

    Moments later the group spotted one youth holding a metal pole and decided to run.

    “My mate said, ‘boys, let’s get out of here’ so we picked up our stuff and ran,” he added.

    He said the youths tried to trap the men as they ran approximately 100m to the safety of their cars.

    “They were trying to run around us. They took off on the street to try cut us off,” he said.

    “If they managed to get to the court, we would have been done for.

    “We were outnumbered.”

    Club chairman Rhys Collins said the players called the police for help when confronted on Thursday 28 December.

    “They approached the perimeter fencing and were acting in an abusive and threatening manner toward the members,” he told 3AW.

    “They felt threatened by what was taking place so contacted police.”

    Mr Collins said up to four police units responded the player’s worried calls.

    “By the time they had arrived, the youths had dispersed,” he said.

    Two youths were spoken to but it is understood no charges were laid.

    “The safety of our people is a primary concern,” Mr Collins said.

    There are unconfirmed reports the youths were armed with weapons at the time of the incident.

    A memo was circulated to all sporting clubs in the area notifying them of the incident.

    The Moonee Valley City Council statement warned clubs to take care.

    “This is hopefully an isolated incident however, it is important to remind your members that if there is any suspicious activity around your club or you feel concerned for your safety, please don’t hesitate to contact the police on triple-000 as a matter of urgency,” the memo read.

    Victoria Police spokeswoman Lauren Kells said officers were called to the reserve shortly after 7.45pm.

    “A report was made that an altercation had occurred between a group of youths at the basketball courts and patrons of the neighbouring tennis club,” she said.

    “Police attended the reserve, however the group of youths had dispersed before police arrival.

    “Officers patrolled and monitored the area for an amount of time following the report, however no weapons or alleged offenders were located.”

    No formal complaint or injuries were reported.

  237. Makka

    Thanks nota and I hope your holiday progresses well. Thanks for your travelogues. (More food descriptors please?)

  238. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I’m sure there are problems in the northern burbs but Melbourne is hardly Mogadishu

    That’s true. Mogadishu is much nicer.

  239. Fisky

    I can’t believe Trump knocked back serious foreign policy expert John Bolton over his moustache while hiring that disgusting slob Bannon as a top advisor. He’s probably slumped in someone’s doorway with an empty bottle of hooch.

  240. JC

    Makka
    #2600684, posted on January 4, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    JC, just fielding Uni possibles and looking at implications. The areas previously mentioned may not have considered fully the African situation so I’m visiting it again.

    So, stop being such a snobby a/hole and offer a recommendation, or just STFU.

    I just did, you idiot.

    I recall someone suggested Malvern, which is pretty much white bread and that would be a decent place, but it’s the burbs and boring for a kid. Carlton would be ideal.

    Listen, get her to sit the SATS, as placing chatter begins in Feb and March for post summer new year intake at US unis. The kid can start here and use that as an option if an Ivy league sniffs interest.

    Another of our friend’s kid is doing an undergrad at Columbia. That kid topped the school too and there on a scholarship. They like having “diversity” so an Aussie would half way meet the criteria.

    Do have or can create any aboriginal heritage? You/she can the kid would be a dead in for Harvard or any of the big names. Can you create a fake aboriginal ancestor? Seriously. they would go nuts for a kid with aboriginal heritage. Trust me.

  241. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I can’t believe Trump knocked back serious foreign policy expert John Bolton over his moustache while hiring that disgusting slob Bannon as a top advisor. He’s probably slumped in someone’s doorway with an empty bottle of hooch.

    Both should be ignored.

    Anyone associated with GWB should be in prison and nowhere near this administration.

  242. Tom

    Melbourne Cat’s , any thoughts or opinions on relatively safe suburbs/areas accessible to Clayton?

    Makka, anywhere on the Dandenong-Cranbourne train line will do. I don’t believe there are JB-related problems in Caulfield, for example, whereas low-rent suburbs further out, like Clayton, would be JB Central, I would imagine. Caulfield, BTW, is full of Joos, who know plenty about home security. Stations near Monash like Huntingdale, will have commuter bus connections to the uni (all purchaseable in a weekly/monthly/yearly ticket.

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