Wednesday Forum: January 17, 2018

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  1. feelthebern

    Page 72 of the Terror today.
    Professor Sinclair Davidson.
    In the Hun too?

  2. herodotus

    ABC so gentle in their handling of the atrocious Sydney train strike. So different to the way they handle any action by conservatives that they disapprove of.
    But then moving right along to Terrible Heat ™ which will smite us all, for we are sinners.

  3. Geriatric Mayfly

    ABC news.
    A new solar farm in Gippsland. We’re saved!

    And underneath the inefficient, expensive, monstrosity, 500 years worth of coal.

  4. Farmer Gez

    MSM.
    The last five years have been the hottest ever. Man’s effect on the climate now greater than natural cycles.
    Bali comes to Ballarat.

  5. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    BoN, have you seen this story about raptors allegedly using bits of burning stick during bushfires to start spot fires that chase out small prey?
    If it is true, presumably this would be only happen during low intensity fires, not the huge conflagration kind.

    It is true. It is also well-known to many bushmen and tourist operators in the Northern Territory.

    I wrote about it in one of my travel reports back to the Cat when visiting the Northern Territory last year, with regard to the Whistling Kites especially.

  6. Geriatric Mayfly

    Wondering if Mizzzz Sales is being groomed to interview Jordan Peterson when he arrives here. On the other hand if the ABC do not even report his presence, then he didn’t come to Australia anyway.

  7. Farmer Gez

    Kites love a good burn. They also follow you when digging up a paddock looking for mice or quail. I’ve had them flying so slowly that that look you in the face while your driving the tractor. Real opportunists.

  8. Sparkx

    A new word for the Cat Dictionary –

    Angloriginals – Mostly white people who identify as aboriginal

    Source

  9. Mother Lode

    Canadian Muslim Community Fears Actual Backlash After Hate-Crime Hoax

    Pity politicians don’t fear the backlash.

    The constant accusations of the population being racist and violent and sexist etc is all gobbled up by the pollies and spat back on the voters.

    The Muzzies would not be able to get away with any of this if they had not been allowed to get away with this.

    And they will keep trying it on because they can.

    The things that have tempted country shoppers to our shores were already here. The apparatus that encourages and abets the posture of victimhood was manufactured and is maintained here by people who know how the system can be used.

    In a way muzzies are kind of innocent – the whole smorgasbord is set out for them, why wouldn’t they take advantage. We should close it down, shoo the flies away, and then boil the chefs in oil.

  10. MSM. The last five years have been the hottest ever.

    Let me say this on a a 42C day. It’s been a moderate start to summer, although the first part of February is the usual summer test.
    Lawn still greenish, no dead plants, no watering yet.
    In a hot summer the lawn and nature strip are wastelands and half the garden dies before new year.
    My proxy measurements are in conflict with BoM (adjusted) temperatures.

  11. Geriatric Mayfly

    Lordy! Only 0830 hrs and the Dreadful Heat ™💥 is already edging towards 30C. What is one to do? Purging the horror with bouts of hysteria seems to be a popular course of action.

  12. Zatara

    Canadian Muslim Community Fears Actual Backlash After Hate-Crime Hoax

    If doing it is a hate-crime isn’t falsely reporting it a hate-crime as well?

    Or does it depend on skin colour?

  13. stackja

    feelthebern
    #2613366, posted on January 19, 2018 at 8:04 am
    Page 72 of the Terror today.
    Professor Sinclair Davidson.
    In the Hun too?

    Plain packaging is a failed experiment
    SINCLAIR DAVIDSON
    Sinclair Davidson
    January 19, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    IN the five years since Australia introduced the world’s first tobacco plain packaging laws several European countries have either actually followed suit, or announced plans to follow suit.

    The underlying premise of the laws appears quite sensible. By removing branding and attractive colours and replacing them with ugly drab colours the graphic health warnings on the packets will be emphasised, and so encourage people to quit smoking.

    In fact that was the stated aim of the Australian policy. Those objectives were written into legislation. The Australian government subsequently commissioned the Victorian Cancer Council to undertake a tracking study to explicitly test for the efficacy of the policy.

    As the Victorian Cancer Council has subsequently admitted, it did not test the policy efficacy but rather smokers’ perceptions of the cigarette packs. Unsurprisingly, smokers hated the new packets. In an extraordinary admission, the Victorian Cancer Council claimed that their survey “was quite explicitly not designed to assess quitting success or change in smoking prevalence”.

    Nonetheless published results from that survey have been cited as evidence that the policy succeeded.

    And Hun

    Plain packaging is a failed experiment
    SINCLAIR DAVIDSON
    Sinclair Davidson
    January 19, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    IN the five years since Australia introduced the world’s first tobacco plain packaging laws several European countries have either actually followed suit, or announced plans to follow suit.

    The underlying premise of the laws appears quite sensible. By removing branding and attractive colours and replacing them with ugly drab colours the graphic health warnings on the packets will be emphasised, and so encourage people to quit smoking.

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wondering if Mizzzz Sales is being groomed to interview Jordan Peterson when he arrives here.

    Whoever is to do so had better be more prepared than the Channel 4 interviewer in the vid upthread. She was way out of her depth. Peterson has a formidably analytic approach to his own work and to questions thrown at him about it. An interview with him by an evolutionary geneticist would be more interesting.

    He reminds me rather of my first husband when chewing a philosophical bone. A mind that returns to first principles and the definitional status of premises and corrects interlocutors who elide from points made about these. Such minds are fascinating, although would you believe, a little hard to live with. 🙂

  15. Geriatric Mayfly

    Every time I see a black shouldered kite in hover mode, these lines of Hopkins never fail to surface.

    I caught this morning morning’s minion, king-
    dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
    Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding
    High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing
    In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing,
    As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding
    Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding
    Stirred for a bird, – the achieve of, the mastery of the thing!

  16. a little hard to live with

    Oh deary me. Rationality and reason are so uncool.

  17. pete m

    JC asked cohenite for sources.

    That’s fine. Good for you too JC.

    JC, next time you want to have a go at someone over your memory of what they had said, please locate it first and link it before starting the stoush. That should avoid about 50% of the crap that goes on here based on your memories of what someone posted.

    ps respect, but play fair.

  18. Myrddin Seren

    I can’t get the actual link here at work – Infowars verboten ?

    Top of centre column at Drudge

    KKK Marches At White House in New U2 Video…

    As if their cliched recent efforts weren’t boring enough, aging U2 want to prove their street cred by TDS. How well did vacuous TDS work out for Eminem, Bono ?

  19. Rabz

    MSM. The last five years have been the hottest ever.

    More Fake News™.

  20. Rabz

    As if their cliched recent efforts weren’t boring enough, aging U2 want to prove their street cred by TDS.

    I predict the product will go down as well as their now legendary attempt to give away their second last album.

    Poor ol’ Bozo and Sludge – it’s a lonely existence being a tax exile.

  21. Zatara

    Myrddin, it’s a bad link.

  22. hzhousewife

    Wondering if Mizzzz Sales is being groomed to interview Jordan Peterson when he arrives here.

    Good interviewers listen. then ask their next question according to the answer they have just heard. Did not happen in the JP interview. Doubt Sales could do it.

  23. Mother Lode

    Jordan Peterson should demand either to only be interviewed live, or to be able to record the interview as well, since I am sure the ABC will guarantee that any editing will be done to manage time, not message.

    The former will be very arduous for an ABC creature who is used to interviewing ‘friends’ or being able to rely on the excess polite manners which seems only exist in those opposed to the ABC’s pet points of view.

    The latter will at least give the ABC the assurance that no one they care about will ever hear the truth since they will agree that Professor Peterson should not be listened to. But at least more open minded people, outside the Ultimo hive, will be able to compare the ABC edit to the real thing.

    And, who knows, maybe the next generation of politician will use it against the ABC.

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh deary me. Rationality and reason are so uncool.

    No. Bounded realities are so unimaginative.

    Also, people have different psychological sets and needs; a point Peterson wouldn’t dispute.

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Good interviewers listen. then ask their next question according to the answer they have just heard. Did not happen in the JP interview. Doubt Sales could do it.

    Well said, hz. The woman in the JP interview didn’t accurately listen to what was said. She picked on a word, made it what she wanted it to be, and raced ahead extolling her own schema as the next point.

  26. Nick

    Aren’t most of the ABC on a WEB anyway? Perhaps if Prof Peterson came in March…

  27. Boambee John

    Zatara
    #2613383, posted on January 19, 2018 at 8:27 am
    Canadian Muslim Community Fears Actual Backlash After Hate-Crime Hoax

    If doing it is a hate-crime isn’t falsely reporting it a hate-crime as well?

    Report to Room 101 immediately.

  28. Myrddin Seren

    Rabz

    Poor ol’ Bozo and Sludge – it’s a lonely existence being a tax exile.

    There does seem to be a usually reliable relationship between the biggest issue for a successful muso being their tax accounting, and the drop-off in the creativity of their work, as opposed to when they were lean-and-hungry.

    To their credit, the Beatles confronted the dissonance head on ( at a time UK marginal tax rates were about 90% ) and wrote ‘Taxman’.

  29. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If doing it is a hate-crime isn’t falsely reporting it a hate-crime as well?

    Nah. Imagining a hate crime will be brushed off as a mere anticipatory reaction by an entirely understandably fearful and oppressed Muslima who dares not go out because of brute white males.

    You know the gen. Tell it like it isn’t.

  30. Rabz

    at least give the ABC the assurance that no one they care about will ever hear the truth since they will agree that Professor Peterson should not be listened to

    I’m at a loss as to why Peterson would consent to being “interviewed” by them in the first place.

    Apart from several thousand paranoid whiny imbeciles concentrated in inner city Sydneystan or Mosquebourne, no one watches or listens to the ALPBC anyway. FFS, it has even less credibility than the frigging BBC.

    He’d be far better off shredding some televisual bimbo on commercial FTA, minuscule as their audience is as well.

  31. Myrddin Seren

    From the misanthropic globalist loons in The Capital – errr, I mean Davos.

    Sorry – we are not quite at the Hunger Games….yet.

    A new report says we should tax meat-eaters like smokers

    Judith has been at Davos a couple of times – wonder if she noticed the great and wannabe-great being ushered behind a curtain in to the Soros Room, for re-programming ?

  32. Boambee John

    Suggestion from commenter Bran Dee at Quadrant On-Line.

    We should refer to “multicultural crime”.

    This avoids “trigger” words like “gang” or “African” or similar, and if it takes off like “marriage equality”, could provide a small victory in the battle for rational language.

    One for the Catictionary?

  33. C.L.

    Serial marriage, company and election wrecking ball, John Hewson, posits hot new take on Donald Trump: he is a racist racist!

    At fake news den, the SMH:
    No place for the race card in the political pack, but Trump plays it anyway.

    One of my greatest concerns with the recent, global movements against traditional politicians, major parties and political processes has been the direct or implicit reliance on racism and prejudice as a basis for the arguments advanced in support of the quest for a “political messiah”, an “outsider”, and for a “disruption” of the traditional.

    Of course, there is a huge academic literature on the appropriate definitions to be used in discussing the issues of race and ethnicity, but most of this is irrelevant to the point in the sense that most people know and can recognise racism when they experience it, hear it, or read about it. Sometimes its quite overt, sometimes a mere “nod and wink”, but few miss the racist-based message.

    There should be little doubt about US President Donald Trump’s views on race, despite his occasional “denials”, assertions of “fake news”, and/or his semantic distinctions. His election campaign theme was effectively a promise to “Make America Great Again; America First and Only” and – nod, nod, wink, wink – to Make America White Again.

  34. Myrddin Seren

    The Green-Left blob are literally insane and should be sectioned for their own safety:

    Microwaves across the EU generate as much greenhouse gas as nearly 7 million cars, new research reveals. If you’re environmentally conscious, can you live without your microwave?

    If you are that f**king environmentally ‘woke’ – switch off your computer and TV, walk away from the BBC, Guardian etc etc and go live in Senegal, like that lady in American Thinker wrote about.

  35. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hairy was so impressed with Hillary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ that he arrived home yesterday with a copy of her sequel to it, ‘Bring up the Bodies’. I have fobbed him off with Graeme Greene’s ‘Travels with my Aunt”, which I have just read, having picked up an old weather-beaten Penguin copy from one of those dinky little ‘book exchange cupboards’ that libraries are now putting up around the place. It is a story about how you should never grow old, I say sententiously, and you need a change from Cromwell. Hairy objected because I didn’t put in a replacement book, even though I pointed out the little wooden ‘house’ was overflowing. ‘Travels’ is a quick and fun read if you can get over some of the sixties atmospherics (although they are part of the fun), I tell him, as I snatch away ‘Bring up the Bodies’ for my weekend read. Mantel and Greene can certainly compete with each other for capacity to delight with prose and involve with plot.

  36. Tom

    … new research reveals …

    May as well put up a big sign in neon lights: This is fake news. It’s the sort of “new research” the Ponds Institute’s “polling” regularly invents.

  37. Bruce of Newcastle

    John Hewson, posits hot new take on Donald Trump: he is a racist racist!

    Whew! We just missed disaster when Malcolm Hewson failed to become PM.
    Oh wait now we have John Turnbull, don’t we?

  38. Myrddin Seren

    NEW PAPER: PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION IS “SACRIFICING THE POOR”

    A pair of influential reports published by the medical journal, The Lancet, are a “gross distortion” of public health science and threaten to devastate public health in the developing world. That is the warning by eminent epidemiologist Mikko Paunio.

    ….the Lancet Commissions’ proposal for a ban on new fossil-fueled power stations will be devastating for human health:

    “To prevent most of the deaths from diarrhea, you need abundant water supplies, and that depends on having a reliable electricity grid, which can only come from fossil fuels. Clean air depends on centralised power generation in large power stations.”

    It is quite arguable that amongst the movers-and-shakers, the ‘climate change’ scare makes a nice cover for the decades-long obsession of the ‘elites’ with ‘Too Many Proles’. Think Maurice Strong, Club of Rome, the Ehrlichs etc etc.

    If they can ever get the Proles to voluntarily line up for eco-mulching in their billions, they will be popping the champagne corks in Davos.

  39. lotocoti

    He’d be far better off shredding some televisual bimbo on commercial FTA, minuscule as their audience is as well.

    Blood sport wise, their ABC would be a better forum.
    Every FTA numb slunt is never more than two seconds away from the commercial break lifeline, whereas at their ABC, there is no such sweet release.

  40. Rae

    I don’t agree with any of the criticisms of Cathy Newman expressed here. I thought her interview of Jordan Peterson was brilliant. Her combative style brought out the best in him, and allowed him to defend and justify the positions taken in his book (which was, after all, the purpose of the interview). And he complimented her for doing so (at 22 mins 40 secs). The only disappointment for me was that he kept referring to and reading from notes (from 26 mins onward) during the lobster discussion.

  41. Entropy

    Now now Bruce. At least Hewson had an economic plan.
    But in the larger context, true.

  42. Leo G

    Every time I see a black shouldered kite in hover mode, these lines of Hopkins never fail to surface.

    Whatever is freckled … He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
    Praise him.

  43. manalive
    #2612874, posted on January 18, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    A Shorten/Green government would surely be worse in the short term, but in that case the crunch would arrive a lot quicker.
    A swift execution is preferable than death by a thousand cuts.

    Correct, get it over and done with.

  44. Old School Conservative

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2613386, posted on January 19, 2018 at 8:31 am
    Every time I see a black shouldered kite in hover mode, these lines of Hopkins never fail to surface.

    …which in turn remind me of my 1960’s teachers who taught quality poetry and the enjoyment of soaring literature.
    Today we expect our kids to deconstruct advertising jingles.

  45. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2613421, posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Mmmyes, everybody is just hanging out for the opinions of a Kitteh Stalker.
    Fuck off Grig O’Rae

  46. struth

    Good Moaning.

    I was wondering if we could hold a “fake News” awards for the Australian MSM.
    However, Australian media would need some extra categories.
    The “It’s not newsworthy” category and the “agenda push” comes to mind.

  47. Nick

    which in turn remind me of my 1960’s teachers who taught quality poetry and the enjoyment of soaring literature.

    Except I can’t read such lines without them being said in a broad Irish accent. Lol.

  48. Nick

    Struth, Fauxfacts would be up there. Every day has a manufactured Trump, outrage story.

  49. H B Bear

    Graegooglery joins Testes in just phoning it in. C’mon Graeoogs you are better than that.

    Make Trolling Great Again.

  50. HBBear;

    Russians know how to deal with muzzies – just ask a Chechen. If they wanted to, Norway would be empty of Mohammedans within a week.

    I wonder how the muzzies would go, being shipped off to the Siberian Gulag work camps?
    Just about every nationality on the planet has been represented in those camps, I’m sure the Swedish Muzzies would find a niche.

  51. CL;

    Singer Jimmy Barnes asks anti-Islam rally groups to stop playing his songs at protests.

    “I only want to say the Australia I belong to and love is a tolerant Australia. A place that is open and giving.

    “It is a place that embraces all sorts of different people, in fact it is made stronger by the diversity of its people.”

    Fair enough, mate.
    How many Joos/Christians/Muslims live at your place?

  52. Snoopy

    HyGen Industries is a California company organized to produce and distribute clean renewable hydrogen fuel in partnership with station owners. In 2018, HyGen will deploy the latest generation hydrogen production systems at locations throughout California. Only clean renewable energy is used by our process without the need for new pipelines or infrastructure. Our requirements are basic; renewable electricity and water.

    I wonder where the renewables electricity comes from?

  53. Snoopy

    MSM. The last five years have been the hottest ever.

    Margin of error?

  54. struth

    It’s when you think of the Australian media and creating a fake news award, you realise just how bad ours are.

    Everything is presented with a left wing bias.
    Everything.
    Where would you even start?

    By the way, I’ve had enough of Australian musicians.
    I am supposed to do a gig on Australia day and do all Australian songs.
    I do not play anything political.
    I have never played midnight oil for example.
    I had to keep it to actual political songs because most musos are rabid leftists because they only hang around each other and slap each other on the back.
    However, I will never do it again.
    After this Australia day, any artist that has outed themselves in any way as a leftist will not be covered.
    Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, Bernard Fanning, and overseas artists like Bruce Springsteen will never be played.
    When requested my ” No, Sorry” response will be now not accompanied by “I don’t do political songs” to sorry, I don’t play political artists.
    I’ve got about a set’s worth of originals I might drag out and it all could be for the better, and of course they’re 100% Australian.
    I’m tired of playing their crap anyway.

  55. calli

    He’d be far better off shredding some televisual bimbo on commercial FTA, minuscule as their audience is as well.

    I want both. The we could have a Bimbo War with each side claiming their Bimbo acquitted themselves better than the other side’s Bimbo.

    Popcorn please.

  56. The Moribund Barking Toad

    Quelle surprise……

    Outgoing NSW senator Sam ­Dastyari is in discussions with ­Essential Media Communications — a firm that does a lot of union PR work — to take on a campaigning role in his first job on the way to an attempted public rehabilitation.

    Former Daily Telegraph journalist and Unions NSW spinner Peter Lewis owns and operates the firm, which spins and runs campaigns for the majority of NSW unions.

    Mr Dastyari is understood to have had discussions with the firm. Mr Lewis declined to comment yesterday.

    Mr Dastyari’s political mentor and columnist with The Australian Graham Richardson said on Sky News on Monday night that the outgoing senator had a job but declined to say where it was.

    Still not a real job.

  57. calli

    His election campaign theme was effectively a promise to “Make America Great Again; America First and Only” and – nod, nod, wink, wink – to Make America White Again.

    No, John. That is what you think.

    Racist.

  58. Mother Lode

    new research reveals

    The left has used words like ‘expert’, ‘academic’, ‘report’, ‘study’ etc with gay LGBTQI abandon because of their cache of respectability – because they were once respected for their being respectable.

    They have so abused these words that they now scream out ‘scam’. The left have diverted good things from their original use for their twisted political purposes, so it fails in its original value and instead limps on in usage sickened and lame.

    The BoM has lost credility. So has the CSIRO, the universities, the press…you name it.

    As with everything else, what the left touches, they destroy.

  59. Geriatric Mayfly

    By the way, I’ve had enough of Australian musicians.
    I am supposed to do a gig on Australia day and do all Australian songs.

    It does not just apply to popular music Struth. Those of us who enjoy the Classical side, are forced to listen to Australian composeurs on the ABC because of the Australian content provisions. Being fleet of foot, the OFF button is engaged within half a second.

  60. Boambee John

    Sometimes its quite overt, sometimes a mere “nod and wink”, but few miss the racist-based message.

    Perhaps John Hewson might consider whether his discovery of “nod and wink” racism everywhere might say something about him, rather than about other people?

  61. jupes

    I was wondering if we could hold a “fake News” awards for the Australian MSM.
    However, Australian media would need some extra categories.
    The “It’s not newsworthy” category and the “agenda push” comes to mind.

    And the winner of the “It’s not newsworthy” award is … the ABC!

    They decided that Trump’s fake news awards weren’t newsworthy at all. Well, other than an article before the awards were announced that compared Trump to Stalin.

  62. cohenite

    C.L.

    #2613411, posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Serial marriage, company and election wrecking ball, John Hewson, posits hot new take on Donald Trump: he is a racist racist!

    Hewson is a creep of the lowest kind; incidentally he is one of the leading lights behind renewables in Australia. The libs really are a breeding cesspool for these kind of bastards.

  63. Boambee John

    calli at 1018

    Snap!

  64. calli

    Yes, BJ. He thinks he’s deep, but he’s pretty transparent.

  65. Geriatric Mayfly

    Does Hewson have an up to date translation of the term ‘nigra” (actual pronunciation) used to excess by the Democrat LBJ?

  66. calli

    It means that one in ten african american voters didn’t get the terrible racist implications of “Make America Great Again”.

    If only Hewson had been there to help them understand.

  67. C.L.

    NZ Prime Minister announces she’s pregnant, humiliates her husband …

    “I’ll be PM and a mum while Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ and stay at home dad,” she wrote…

    “Clarke and I are privileged to be in the position where Clarke can stay home to be our primary caregiver,” she said.

    Jacinda Ardern announces pregnancy, deputy Winston Peters to be acting PM.

  68. Leigh Lowe

    John Hewson, posits hot new take on Donald Trump: he is a racist racist!

    Fuck off and figure out the GST on a gay wedding cake.

  69. H B Bear

    Please, Essential Media Communications is a valued partner of Australia’s leading independent think tank, The Ponds Institute. I’m sure Shanghai Sam will continue their good work in a thoroughly professional and unbiased fashion. I’m sure he wouldn’t just say anything because you flipped him a few thousand dollars.

    Of course the cynic might say he has simply gone from being a taxpayer funded Liar to a private sector liar (small l).

  70. C.L.

    Peter Costello remembers the leadership of John Hewson:

    ON another occasion, closer to the 1993 election, Hewson called me into a meeting. “We need some cut-through issues. We can make law and order an issue if we promise to bring back the death penalty.” I swallowed. For a while I was speechless. His idea was to introduce the death penalty for rapists and child molesters. “There’d be huge support wouldn’t there?” I had to agree with that. But I pointed out: “Australia is party to international conventions against the death penalty. Besides, most of the crimes you have in mind are state laws. How could the commonwealth execute people for state crimes?” I was sent away to investigate. My investigation took a long ti me. I once asked Ian McLachlan: “Do you think we have an obligation to tell the Australian people our leader is a maniac?”

    He said: “No, the Australian people will figure it out for themselves.”

  71. C.L.

    Peter Costello remembers the leadership of John Hewson:

    ON another occasion, closer to the 1993 election, Hewson called me into a meeting. “We need some cut-through issues. We can make law and order an issue if we promise to bring back the death penalty.” I swallowed. For a while I was speechless. His idea was to introduce the death penalty for r-pists and child molesters. “There’d be huge support wouldn’t there?” I had to agree with that. But I pointed out: “Australia is party to international conventions against the death penalty. Besides, most of the crimes you have in mind are state laws. How could the commonwealth execute people for state crimes?” I was sent away to investigate. My investigation took a long ti me. I once asked Ian McLachlan: “Do you think we have an obligation to tell the Australian people our leader is a maniac?”

    He said: “No, the Australian people will figure it out for themselves.”

  72. Chris

    I’m tired of playing their crap anyway.

    Is Frank Ifield Australian? Maybe Slim Dusty?

  73. Tintarella di Luna

    Perhaps John Hewson might consider whether his discovery of “nod and wink” racism everywhere might say something about him, rather than about other people?

    Always the left projection, John Hewson that useless morally bankrupt millionaire has outed himself as a racist scoundrel.

  74. C.L.

    Either another grouchy feminist or a brilliant PR hoax:

    Passenger writes open letter to Malaysian government complaining about Air Asia’s revealing uniforms and ‘short skirts’.

    A New Zealand woman has complained about seeing the breasts and underwear of Air Asia flight attendants, saying their uniforms are ruining Malaysia’s reputation.

    Dr June Robertson from Wellington has written a letter to Malaysian senator Hanafi Mamat which was posted to Facebook on Tuesday.

    In the letter, Dr Robertson said she ‘felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on Air Asia’.

    ‘I found it quite disgusting myself as not everyone appreciates this.

    ‘One of the Air Asia women bent over in the supermarket in [Kuala Lumpur International Airport] and I seen her underwear; terrible!’ she wrote.

    She describes herself as a ‘middle-aged professional woman’ who has visited Malaysia twice a year for the last ten years.

    Dr Robertson said on a flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur in October she was sitting in premium business class when a flight attendant ‘had her blouse opened and I could see the top of her breasts’.

    ‘I objected and asked her to close her jacket, as she was bending over us.

  75. Tintarella di Luna

    Jarrod
    #2613464, posted on January 19, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Good on you Jarrod for doing what you could do and letting the spineless twerps know it. Shame I don’t have a spotify account or I’d do the same.

  76. C.L.

    Jarrod’s link … from the Muslim rape capital of Europe:

    SWEDISH music streaming service Spotify has weighed into the Australia Day debate, censoring a playlist created by conservative politician Cory Bernardi…

    Just wow. Bernardi responds brilliantly:

    “The idea that we live in this totalitarian society now where these vainglorious artists and activists in the community can tell the rest of us what we’re allowed to enjoy is incredible, and I’m not going to stand for it anymore.

    “It’s not just about this, it goes through a whole range of other areas, and we’ve got to stand up and call it out for what it is. So if these blokes want to take me on I’m happy, I’ll have the fight with them.”

    Mr Bernardi described the response from artists including Men at Work, Powderfinger and Jimmy Barnes, who have “demanded for a long time political and financial and public support for their songs”, as “extraordinary”.

    “Now [they] are deciding who’s allowed to promote them and encourage them or listen to them. It’s just bizarro world,” he said.

    “They’re an assortment of people who have had drug problems, alcohol problems, plagiarism problems, they hardly are the bastions of morality in our community, and they’re lecturing the rest of us on what we’re allowed to like, what we’re allowed to listen to, and what we’re allowed to enjoy on Australia Day.”

  77. Marcus

    What sort of dumb f**k musician thinks they can dictate who listens to their music?

    Don’t want conservatives to listen/buy your music? They are half the population. Only a f**king idiot insults half their market.

    Anyway, Corey couldn’t buy this publicity. It is just the thing to make conservative leaning low info voters take notice of him.

    Look, I’m just going to say it. No one outside Australia knows who the hell Jimmy Barnes is.

    Cory should make his own playlist of conservative artists – or at least, those who keep their politics to themselves, offer contrarian points of view, or otherwise indicate that they don’t think conservative voters are scum.

    To kick it off …

    The Who
    Eric Clapton
    KISS
    Joni Mitchell
    Suzi Quatro
    Tom Petty…

    Seriously, who needs Barnsy when you can have The Who?

  78. Marcus

    Status Quo … Iggy Pop … Ramones …

    The list just goes on, and that’s without even touching country music!

  79. CL;
    I opened a Spotify account a couple of days ago.
    After reading their reaction to AC Top 100, I deleted it.
    Didn’t see the “Tell us why you are leaving” bit.
    Pity…

  80. Infidel Tiger

    “Plagiarism problems” is a great hit by Cory.

    That will burn them. Barnes has made a fortune torturing other people’s tunes. The man is a complete and utter wanker.

  81. My favourite conservative anthem would have to be Holiday in Cambodia by Punk Rock contrarians the Dead Kennedy’s. It is essentially inviting privileged student socialists to go spend some time in a real socialist “paradise”.

    Lyrical highlight:

    Well, you’ll work harder
    With a gun in your back
    For a bowl of rice a day
    Slave for soldiers
    Till you starve
    Then your head is skewered on a stake
    Now you can go where the people are one
    Now you can go where they get things done
    What you need, my son…
    What you need, my son…
    Is a holiday in Cambodia
    Where people are dressed in black
    A holiday in Cambodia
    Where you’ll kiss ass or crack

  82. Geriatric Mayfly

    Dr June Robertson from Wellington has written a letter to Malaysian senator Hanafi Mamat which was posted to Facebook on Tuesday. In the letter, Dr Robertson said she ‘felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on Air Asia’.

    This might indeed be Dr Sarah Reeves, who contributes to Private Eye, where members of the online community discuss major issues of the day. This time it’s a school ban on Sleeping Beauty.

    I am a Reader in Gender Studies, working at the interface of popular culture and sexual politics. In Giambattista Basile’s seminal version, Talia (the ‘sleeping beauty’) is impregnated in her sleep. This adheres to the somnophilliac narrative of the ‘sleep sex’ porn genre, whose profile was raised recently by a prominent court case (although the Football Association, which is usually at the forefront of such things, has been slow to acknowledge the issue). The common theme is the irresistible allure of the passive recumbent female (itself an iconic theme in the visual arts) which creates an ambivalent tension of transgression that demands further dialogue.

  83. Leo G

    Transcripts of testimonies last year to the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have now been released and appear to support “The Big Ugly” scenario.
    The Clinton Campaign hired Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) to collect dirt on Donald Trump.
    Simpson contracted Nellie Ohr, the wife of a Dept of Justice attorney, to facilitate.
    Ohr coordinated FBI and DoJ surveillance against the Trump campaign using DoJ National Security Division and FBI Counterintelligence.
    The info collected was shared with semi-retired British MI6 agent Christopher Steele.
    Steele passed the info to Fusion GPS.
    The DoJ and FBI then used the dossier to get lawful warrants against the Trump campaign to make the results of their previous efforts appear lawful.

  84. Bill Thompson

    Yesterday I wrote to the top honchos at their ABC News, observing that their on-line news site continues to relentlessly post endless “Trump’s America” articles – all witheringly critical of EVERYTHING that’s wrong with his presidency but NOTHING about any of the good news. I specifically tried to bring their attention to two major items reported yesterday morning by even the BBC – the Dow had closed at over 26,000 pts – its 9th all-time record high this year & Apple is going to repatriate $250b in offshore profits & pay about $38b in tax, thanks to the Trump tax reforms.

    Perhaps those ABC honchos took some notice because this morning their ABC News on-line’s “front page” did give Wall Street a mention:

    “Wall Street falls as US government shutdown looms”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-19/wall-street-falls-as-us-government-shutdown-looms/9342494

  85. Ubique

    Leading story in The Australian “Former Diplomat Sir Trevor Garland charged with sexual assault”. As Sir Trev was a former diplomat, I assumed the alleged victim would be a bloke. Assumption proved corect.

  86. Myrddin Seren

    Perhaps John Hewson might consider whether his discovery of “nod and wink” racism everywhere might say something about him, rather than about other people?

    I will go out on a limb here as a ‘watercooler expert’ and suggest that one of Hewson’s more obvious pathologies is a total lack of self-awareness.

    I will of course defer to any diagnosis by the resident expert on such matters – Dr Stimpy.

  87. Rae

    NZ Prime Minister announces she’s pregnant, humiliates her husband …

    “I’ll be PM and a mum while Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ and stay at home dad,” she wrote…

    “Clarke and I are privileged to be in the position where Clarke can stay home to be our primary caregiver,” she said.

    “humiliates”? I don’t see it. Aren’t you an advocate of parents caring for their own children? “humiliates” in what way?

  88. lotocoti

    To kick it off …

    Cry if You Want Barnsey.
    This is no social crisis, this is Cori having fun.

  89. Shy Ted

    A quick search shows Dr June Robertson of Air Malaysia complaints, doesn’t exist. Well done someone.

  90. Shy Ted

    RN, Frank Elly back next week, you’ve been warned. But before that, D-grade replacement Hamish McDonald apologises to listeners who were “extremely upset” by the interview with the Trump supporter. FMD.

  91. Bruce of Newcastle

    Leo – Add two steps:

    The Obama DoJ then unmasked the names of all the Republicans in the intercepts.
    Obama then issued his executive order, after the Nov 8 election, allowing all the intel to be shared between [the lefty activists of] 17 federal agencies.

  92. Shy Ted

    Jacinta Ardern pregnant. Boy? Girl? Foal?

  93. Leigh Lowe

    “They’re an assortment of people who have had drug problems, alcohol problems, plagiarism problems, they hardly are the bastions of morality in our community, and they’re lecturing the rest of us on what we’re allowed to like, what we’re allowed to listen to, and what we’re allowed to enjoy on Australia Day.”

    Brilliant escalation!

  94. Myrddin Seren

    Jacinta Ardern pregnant.

    Kiwi Question Time is going to be a hoot.

    All very well to breast feed a bub in the back benches.

    Going to be another thing to juggle young Leni Ardern-Gayford while hurling contempt and bile at the hated Conservatives from the Despatch Box.

    Finishing with: ‘And now you Tory filth have woken the baby !!!’

  95. Snoopy

    In the letter, Dr Robertson said she ‘felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on Air Asia’.

    Sounds great! But is it enough to give the pilots a pass on knives and forks?

  96. C.L.

    Leading story in The Australian “Former Diplomat Sir Trevor Garland charged with sexual assault”. As Sir Trev was a former diplomat, I assumed the alleged victim would be a bloke. Assumption proved correct.

    How can a 24 year-old man be sexually assaulted, though, really?
    Is he wheelchair-bound or something?

  97. struth

    This is incredible.
    I use spotify on my set breaks.
    Just plug the phone into the mixer and you’re off.

    After all this, the time has really come for non political servers on social and music media to come forward and compete.
    There are enough people now who realise what is going on.
    There is a market.
    I would suggest a big one.

  98. Geriatric Mayfly

    RN, Frank Elly back next week, you’ve been warned.

    After her WEB in Venezuela no doubt. Or did she opt for some other shit-hole?

  99. C.L.

    The NZ prime minister is taking six weeks off – which proves the point that it’s not a job for a young woman. The Cuban Missile Crisis lasted two weeks.

  100. Shy Ted;

    Jacinta Ardern pregnant. Boy? Girl? Foal?

    Like this?
    Or this?

  101. struth

    Do you think Bernardi has been listening to what his supporters have been saying?
    Do you think he learned something from Trump?

    I am not on Twitter so could somebody who is let me know if people like Bernard (what a dickhead of a name) Fanning is getting any flack back?
    Is Barnsey?

  102. calli

    ‘I objected and asked her to close her jacket, as she was bending over us.

    Heh.

  103. Snoopy

    How can a 24 year-old man be sexually assaulted, though, really?

    “Hey, take off your clothes and then check out what’s under the bed.

    Surprise!”

  104. C.L.

    Trouble in the pope’s motorcade …
    A nice gesture, I’ll give him that …

    Pope Francis stops motorcade to check on police officer thrown from horse.

  105. Snoopy;

    In the letter, Dr Robertson said she ‘felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on Air Asia’.

    My assumption is that the uniforms are mandatory.
    Another assumption is the underwear is voluntary.
    Mind you, it’s a great way to keep the Islamic Hosties off the plane.

  106. Infidel Tiger

    UPDATE: The westbound Northbridge tunnel has reopened after a car slammed into a safety truck late Thursday night.

    Main Roads workers had stopped to remove a duck from the tunnel at midnight when a white Mitsubishi Lancer crashed into the left wall, narrowly missing the front of another car in the centre lane before hitting the crash barrier of the safety truck.

    The duck is okay but a man and woman in the Mitsubishi were taken to Royal Perth Hospital where they are in a serious but stable condition.

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/perth/car-crashes-into-safety-truck-in-northbridge-tunnel-ng-b88719022z

  107. cohenite

    New candidate for most stupid:

    Muslim Melbourne uni student refuses to go to US because Trump hates muzzies, instead goes to Japan which effectively bans islam

  108. struth

    Just yesterday, I said that the Australian media would purposefully “blackout” Conservatives but they can’t stop other lefties from their emotional outbursts.
    And they report that.
    What I believe Bernardi has done here is accidental on his part, but he isn’t backing down and the media attention might switch that Trump light on in his head.
    Is it too much to hope that it was a thought out stunt?

  109. C.L.

    So then …
    A “safety” truck caused a serious accident, requiring the hospitalisation of two people.
    For a duck. Which is OK.
    More than good enough for government work.

  110. Ubique

    Is Adern’s “partner” her husband? Wikipedia just says partner, “husband” doesn’t seem to show up. It would be a shame were the baby to be born out of wedlock.

  111. cohenite

    That Jordan Peterson interview is a classic; at 22.22 the air-headed bitch accuses Jordan of putting his right to free speech ahead of the possibility of a transgender freak being offended. Watch Jordan’s response and the snake smile he gives her. Women like this bint are such hypocrites; their right to be ball-tearers is entirely due to society which gives them that right through masculine back-up of freedoms.

  112. Nick

    The Age:

    A teenager who admits stealing a backpack from under a sleeping homeless man’s head has been bailed despite facing a string of other charges and a magistrate expressing concern the teenager can’t stay out of trouble.

    The teenager’s lawyer said the boy planned to plead guilty to charges of theft, possessing a weapon, possessing cannabis and offending while on bail, in the hope he could begin a probation order, attend school, be reunited with his family and be linked with a Sudanese mentor.

  113. stackja

    struth – Cory getting results regardless. Leftists don’t get it. Fun!

  114. C.L.

    Is Ardern’s “partner” her husband?

    No.

  115. Bruce of Newcastle

    The duck is okay

    Good to hear it!
    So is the wallaby.

    Texas Cops Capture Kangaroo After Hot Pursuit

    “BREAKING NEWS! Hardin County Sheriffs department is in hot pursuit of this Kangaroo on Shakespeare Rd, in Kountze,” The Lumberton Leger wrote in a Facebook post. “It has eluded capture for several hours.”

    Local resident Cindy White reported the kangaroo, which had escaped from a local home in Lumberton, 12NewsNow in Beaumont reported.

    The escapee, a pregnant kangaroo named “Ruby”, managed to hop all the way to Kountze before being called into police dispatchers. Lumberton and Kountze are separated by about 10 miles.

    Someone has a pregnant pet wallaby in Lumberton, Texas?

  116. Boambee John

    Leo G
    #2613476, posted on January 19, 2018 at 11:13 am
    Transcripts of testimonies last year to the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have now been released and appear to support “The Big Ugly” scenario.

    m0nty is waiting for Soros/DNC/Memeorandum to tell him how to spin this?

  117. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jacinta Ardern pregnant.

    You absolute degenerate madman Arky.
    What have you done?

  118. Bill Thompson

    Someone may have already given Cats a heads-up on this but if not, Steyn is worth a read, as usual:


    “Her penis”: See how easy it is to get with the program?
    Alas, there are always a few holdouts. The singer Ginuwine was on Britain’s “Celebrity Big Brother” and was asked if he’d ever date a trans woman by telly journalist India Willoughby, a trans anchorwoman who used to be a cis anchorman (Jeremy Clarkson, I think). The conversation turned rapidly transphobic:
    “Would you go out with a transsexual woman?” she queried.
    “I believe it’s your choice… I would choose not to,” replied the R’n’B singer Ginuwine. “That doesn’t make me scared.”
    “You would go out with a woman?” Willoughby asked.
    “Yes.”
    “But you wouldn’t go out with a transsexual woman?”
    “No.”
    The conversation rumbled on. When Willoughby suggested “Let’s have a kiss,” Ginuwine replied “no” and leaned away from her.
    So, if Charlie Rose leans in and says, “Let’s have a kiss” and you’re disinclined, he gets fired. But, if Charlie Rose transitions to Charlene Rose and says, “Let’s have a kiss” and you’re still disinclined, you’re a hater:
    if you have a sexual preference that discriminates against transgender men or transgender women, you are transphobic.
    this is a fact.
    All this under the hashtag #LoveWins. …

    See the rest at:

    https://www.steynonline.com/8397/grab-em-by-the-pussyhat

  119. Joe

    The answer to “artists” outspoken BS. Reduce copyright to 1 month. You always bring a gun to a knife fight.

  120. struth

    A Pregnant PM.

    Morning sickness.
    Endless check ups.
    Classes.
    Shopping for baby clothes and maternity wear.
    These won’t be done by her “partner”

    What a f……ing joke.

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jordan of putting his right to free speech

    He doesn’t really believe in free speech.
    He’s a Goddamned leaf fraud e-book personality test merchant.

    Watch him squirm like a lying leaf.

  122. Just wow. Bernardi responds brilliantly:
    “The idea that we live in this totalitarian society now where these vainglorious artists and activists in the community can tell the rest of us what we’re allowed to enjoy is incredible, and I’m not going to stand for it anymore.

    Brilliant! He takes the false accusations of the tossers and turns it into a weapon of truth against them.

    This will resonate with everyone as you can’t get through a single hour in this shithole without being told what you can and can’t listen to, eat, inhale, think, watch, write, say or buy.

    The dickheads have also now associated themselves with those wanting to shutdown Australia Day.

    Musos are not very bright are they? Leftards are thieving, mooching scum who will illegally download or rip their music from library CD’s and they have insulted the only people who will actually pay for their product and have the money for their outrageously priced concert tickets.

  123. JC

    Bill

    You see where this is heading, right? I think someone here mentioned it, or read elsewhere. They’re attempting to “normalize” queerdom to the point where any rejection of unwanted advances by homos/trans will be adjudicated as homophobic. In other words they want to root heterosexuals.

  124. cohenite

    Baby brain in pregnant ladies:

    After nine months of pregnancy, project manager Alina Tooley is getting ready for the imminent arrival of her first child.

    The usually sharp-witted 42-year-old said has her mind had been working in ‘strange ways’ since falling pregnant.

    Ms Tooley said she’s found herself “putting the margarine in the cupboard, losing my keys and leaving my bag in strange places.”

  125. To all those following the AEMO site, don’t get too excited until all the little interconnecter boxes go red.
    Just sayin’.

  126. H B Bear

    Given Ardern’s suitability to be PM (albeit only of NZ) getting pregnant is possibly the most useful thing she could have done.

  127. struth

    The usually sharp-witted 42-year-old said

    She’s also over the hill.
    It would have most likely happened without being pregnant.

    Silly old moo.

  128. Tintarella di Luna

    With all this kerfuffle about changing the date of Australia Day there is an event on 24 January, 2018 which is being put on by the Centre for Independent Studies at their library at 131 Macquarie Street. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite. The discussion panel is Jacinta Price, Anthony Dillon, Jeremy Sammut and then there is Peter Fitzsimmons, Norma Ingram and Geoffrey Winters see more at this link –

  129. Farmer Gez

    Jacinda Adern preggers.
    It’s the pavalova of virtue signalling feminism. Prime Minister, morning sickness, breastfeeding at APEC, what could be better?
    “I’m not the first woman to give birth, I’m not the first woman to multi task”.

    A certain Aussie ex PM will cranky as hell over this. Trumped by a Toothy Kiwi.

  130. struth

    Now why did I came back into this room again?

  131. Rabz

    They’re an assortment of people who have had drug problems, alcohol problems, plagiarism problems

    LOL.

  132. John Constantine

    Ten billion dollar bloodtest.

    Media promises today a thousand dollar, once a year bloodtest for early detection of a wide range of cancers.

    Worried well would vote for the government to give this for free.ten million tests a year at a grand a pop is annual ten billion.

    The health budget will be under pressure sooner or later to make Mugabe style life extending treatments available to all. Paid for by taxing the rich.

    Comrades.

  133. nilk

    The NZ prime minister is taking six weeks off – which proves the point that it’s not a job for a young woman. The Cuban Missile Crisis lasted two weeks.

    Only six weeks. That’s just awful for the poor baby, but makes a great statement about #grrlpwr.

  134. Oh come on

    NZ Prime Minister announces she’s pregnant, humiliates her husband …

    “I’ll be PM and a mum while Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ and stay at home dad,” she wrote…

    “Clarke and I are privileged to be in the position where Clarke can stay home to be our primary caregiver,” she said.

    What. The. Fuck.

    Surely you remember all the hullabaloo before the election about how insulting it was for her to be asked if she was considering having children or not, how she wouldn’t be asked this if she were a man. Turns out the people asking the question were either to do so – pity she wouldn’t give an honest answer.

    Do you really, seriously think this was an accident, an unplanned pregnancy? Pig’s arse it was. They’ve probably been trying for a while now. Didn’t the NZ people have a right to know this woman who would be PM was trying for children and would continue to do so? If knowledge of this would have changed votes, then yes they did have a right to know.

    And it would have, which is why Ardern was coy about it, focusing on whether or not the question ought to be asked in the first instance, rather than answering it.

    Oh and don’t tell me that that duplicitous xunt Winston Peters didn’t know about this and that it wasn’t used as an inducement to throw his lot in with Labour. Hey, Winny, when Jazz pops one out (cos you know she’s trying but keep it on the DL, wink wink), you’ll be PM for reelz during her maternity leave! How d’ya like them apples?

    A fucking disgrace.

  135. Mr Rusty:

    “The idea that we live in this totalitarian society now where these vainglorious artists and activists in the community can tell the rest of us what we’re allowed to enjoy is incredible, and I’m not going to stand for it anymore.

    The Awakening continues.
    We have a MiniTrump in the making…

  136. See, I told her lanolin works as an aphrodisiac!

  137. “I’ll be PM and a mum while Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ and stay at home dad,” she wrote

    So Jacinda shacked up with Helen Clarke eh?

    The poor kids teeth are going to be horrific.

  138. Oh come on

    Turns out the people asking the question were either right to do so – pity she wouldn’t give an honest answer.

  139. Stimpson J. Cat

    In other words they want to root heterosexuals.

    They want fresh new converts.
    It’s why we have Safe Schools.
    A large percentage of homosexuals and lesbians are actually converted. The numbers actually born are very low.
    Nurture trumps Nature.

  140. Oh come on

    He doesn’t really believe in free speech.
    He’s a Goddamned leaf fraud e-book personality test merchant.

    Watch him squirm like a lying leaf.

    That’s possibly the stupidest thing you’ve ever posted here, Stimps.

  141. jupes

    Ms Tooley said she’s found herself “putting the margarine in the cupboard, losing my keys and leaving my bag in strange places.”

    But strangely enough, this has no effect on her ability to do her job.

  142. JC

    I saw that John C.

    It appears to be a worry wart test. At a grand out of pocket, I reckon it’s cheep, but I also think there could be a little bullshit thrown in. If we all live long enough, we will eventually die of stomach cancer. So, if the test predicts stomach cancer, how helpful is that?

  143. JC

    A large percentage of homosexuals and lesbians are actually converted. The numbers actually born are very low.
    Nurture trumps Nature.

    Really?

  144. EvilElvis

    NZ Prime Minister announces she’s pregnant, humiliates her husband …

    Hubby/partner whatever, primary caregiver Clarke Gayford.

    FMD

  145. Zatara

    The DoJ and FBI then used the dossier to get lawful warrants against the Trump campaign to make the results of their previous efforts appear lawful.

    Slight correction Leo. As the warrants were based on false information they were in no way lawful. But the targets of them wouldn’t know that at the time of course.

    Come to think of it, the 4th amendment says anything found based on those warrants cannot be used against the accused (fruit of the poisoned tree). Which brings up the interesting situation that as once seen something cannot be un-seen, the entire subsequent investigation is tainted at best and likely totally unlawful.

  146. Stimpson J. Cat

    That’s possibly the stupidest thing you’ve ever posted here, Stimps.

    He doesn’t really believe in free speech.
    He’s a Goddamned leaf fraud e-book personality test merchant.
    Watch him squirm like a lying leaf.

    Explain how any of the above statement is false.

  147. JC

    A certain Aussie ex PM will cranky as hell over this. Trumped by a Toothy Kiwi.

    Julie Bishop? Too, too old. Those eggs marched off decades ago.

  148. Farmer Gez

    Their ABC wheel out Natasha Stott Despoja.
    Delighted at the wonderful feminist news and only backward old conservatives would think a woman can’t have a baby and be PM.
    When asked about her experience of having a baby whilst in politics, Natasha thanked male colleagues who helped her cope.
    Seems super woman did not do it alone and sponged of the kindness of others in parliament.

  149. Lysander

    “I’ll be PM and a mum while Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ and stay at home dad,” she wrote

    Don’t worry, I’m sure Tim Mathieson is on the case:.

    Despite Mrs Abbott maintaining her part-time job as director of a Sydney childcare centre and attending dozens of recent charity and community events, Mr Mathieson still thought it fair to rebuke her performance.

    “I’m disappointed that she is not doing any charity work,” Mr Mathieson told the Sunday Herald Sun.

    “What is she doing? Because I did 60 charity events. She has not contributed to any of them.

    “The spouse of every prime minister since (Edmund) Barton has done charity work.”

  150. Oh come on

    Here’s Jacinta Ardern, back when she was opposition leader, lying by omission when asked about the possibility of her becoming pregnant while PM.

    Her lie:

    For me, my position is no different to the woman who works three jobs, or who might be in a position where they are juggling lots of responsibilities.

    “You’ve just got to take every day as it comes and try and see if you can make the best of the lot you’re given.

    “So I’m not pre-determining any of that, just like most of the women out here who just make their lives work.”

    The truth: I am currently trying to get pregnant and will continue to do so.

  151. Farmer Gez

    JC
    Hair of red and thighs of width.

  152. JC

    He doesn’t really believe in free speech.
    He’s a Goddamned leaf fraud e-book personality test merchant.
    Watch him squirm like a lying leaf.

    Explain how any of the above statement is false.

    It’s the Canadian accent. I really, really have to avoid the vomitorium every time I hear it.

  153. Oh come on

    Every sentence is untrue, Stimps. Every one. As you know. Sometimes your contrarian affectation hits home. This time it’s rubbish.

  154. JC

    JC
    Hair of red and thighs of width.

    Oh, the lying slapper. Didn’t realise 🙂

  155. JC

    OCO

    Why didn’t they have Faith Goldy on the panel? She’s pretty cute in a anorexic sorta way.

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    Every sentence is untrue, Stimps. Every one. As you know. Sometimes your contrarian affectation hits home. This time it’s rubbish.

    Then you should be able to refute it.
    So he is not Canadian?
    He does not sell e-books and personality tests?
    He did not stop Faith Goldy from speaking at a free speech event?
    He is not a liar?
    He is not squirming in that video?
    In your own time.

  157. Chris

    Now why did I came back into this room again?

    Slim Dusty. You know you want to.

  158. struth

    The Lying slapper would not have wanted kids.

    At least we can be grateful for that.

  159. Oh come on

    When she was talking about Clarke, I immediately thought of Helen Clark. What? Really? Ardern is having Chompers take care of her baby? Holy hell. Imagine when it starts to talk – it’ll have that deep rural UnZud accent of its nanny. Also it’ll grow up blind, having lost both eyes in an unfortunate collision with Helen’s teeth. A responsible parent would insist Helen wears a mouth guard whenever she’s around the child to protect it from those honking great teeth.

  160. EvilElvis

    Oh, give it some time, I can see the No Idea cover now, Clarke Gayford comes out of the closer, Jacinda, My life as a lesbian PM and our wonderful family

  161. Pete of Perth

    Someone should ask Clarke if the lights were on or off during the laying of the keel.

  162. JC

    OCO

    I just picked up on it. Stimson does have a point. Peterson and the others banned Goldy from joining the panel because she was too controversial. That’s seriously fucking ironic seeing the venue was a free speech confab. She’s also kind of cute and that alone should cemented her on the panel.

    That’s a pretty yuge issue for Peterson.

  163. Oh come on

    It isn’t my job to refute your assertions, Stimps. It’s your job to defend them. That is where the discussion is.

    He doesn’t really believe in free speech.

    Provide evidence or retract.

    He’s a Goddamned leaf fraud e-book personality test merchant.

    I don’t understand what you mean by a “leaf”. It’s a rather stupid insult. Maple leaf? Yes, he’s Canadian. Yes, he has written books and sells them, as well as created an online personality test which you need to pay to use. Nothing wrong with that, or are you a communist? Provide evidence he’s a fraud or retract.

    Watch him squirm like a lying leaf.

    At what point is he squirming because he is lying? Provide evidence that he is lying or retract.

    Go!

  164. JC

    Admittedly, you’d have to have some sort of device that raps around her (Goldy) mouth to stop her talking. Man…. she can babble.

  165. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimson does have a point.

    I don’t just post videos for myself to watch.
    I have usually already watched them.
    I do it to raise awareness.

    😁

  166. Leigh Lowe

    Pete of Perth

    #2613563, posted on January 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Someone should ask Clarke if the lights were on or off during the laying of the keel.

    There certainly wouldn’t be any oral inter-play.
    Too risky with a set of choppers like that.

  167. Boambee John

    EvilElvis
    #2613545, posted on January 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    NZ Prime Minister announces she’s pregnant, humiliates her husband …

    Hubby/partner whatever, primary caregiver Clarke Gayford

    Not quite as good as Gaylord Focker, but a nice try!

  168. cynical1

    You wonder why the West is fucked.

    Six weeks off to complete the checklist.

    Good job. Check.
    Nice Place. Check.
    Partner. Check.
    Become PM. Check.
    Have a kid. Check.

    Dump six week old kid and back to work.

    Just another item off the checklist.

  169. Oh come on

    JC, it was primarily the organiser of the event (who was paying for it out of her own pocket, and if the thing had to be cancelled due to controversy or the overzealous Canadian speech police, she would have lost the lot) that pulled the plug on Faith Goldy. Gad Saad gives a pretty reasonable explanation of the thinking behind the decision.

  170. struth

    She’s not married, so instead of just having a male first lady, NZers can claim to probably be the first nation to have an “official” first bastard.

  171. Stimpson J. Cat

    He doesn’t really believe in free speech.

    The video. If he truly believed in free speech he wouldn’t have uninvited her for “not asking the hard questions “.
    He is obviously a liar, unless you are certain he has never lied before in his life which is incredibly unlikely.

    fraud

    He claims to believe in free speech. The video proves this is a lie ergo he is a fraud.

    squirm

    See video from 0.48 – 052.
    Clear squirming.

  172. JC

    That’s fair enough, OCO. I think the right thing to do in that situation would be to pull the whole thing and blame the authoritarians for preventing it.

  173. nilk

    Ms Tooley said she’s found herself “putting the margarine in the cupboard, losing my keys and leaving my bag in strange places.”

    But strangely enough, this has no effect on her ability to do her job.

    Prego brain is a real thing. Heck, I couldn’t drive up a curved driveway when I was pregnant. Thank goodness I got over that lol.

    But, yeah, we totally want someone who potentially can’t even put the groceries away without incident running the country.

    Holy crap the stupid. It burns.

    Not to mention the extra smug and virtue signaling. Shoot me now.

  174. Steve trickler.

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2613385, posted on January 19, 2018 at 8:28 am
    Wondering if Mizzzz Sales is being groomed to interview Jordan Peterson when he arrives here.

    Whoever is to do so had better be more prepared than the Channel 4 interviewer in the vid upthread. She was way out of her depth. Peterson has a formidably analytic approach to his own work and to questions thrown at him about it. An interview with him by an evolutionary geneticist would be more interesting.

    He reminds me rather of my first husband when chewing a philosophical bone. A mind that returns to first principles and the definitional status of premises and corrects interlocutors who elide from points made about these. Such minds are fascinating, although would you believe, a little hard to live with. 🙂

    —-

    Hi Liz.

    He had a good chat with a biology professor. Joe Rogan, the host, was good. He basically just sat back and let the two make their points.



  175. Makka

    Unease. So essentially, Dutton was right.

    Maybe Kennett would be better to take a stick to Andrews rather than sucking up to him.

    While Mr Dutton drew widespread criticism for his comments, a Fairfax Media-ReachTEL poll detected unease in the western suburbs affected by recent high-profile incidents.

    Some 62.1 per cent of respondents in Tarneit said they were less likely to go out at night than a year ago because of the threat of gang violence, and 55.2 per cent of respondents in Cranbourne agreed.

  176. Oh come on

    Look, Faith Goldy didn’t bring all that much to the table of the event anyway. Her insights and experiences weren’t of enormous value at all, especially when compared to those of other guests. I don’t think it was worth having her on the bill in the first place.

    Anyway, it was decided that her presence there became a liability, so she was removed. Now, if Stimps think doing this is transgressing against her right to free speech, I’d say he hasn’t thought very deeply about his contention. Free speech doesn’t mean you are owed a soapbox at a private event. She was perfectly free to set up her own free speech convention on her own dime.

  177. JC

    Where’s Tom? This will ruin his lunch.

    A lift in the number of Chinese travellers passing through Sydney Airport last year has prompted two Chinese airlines to increase the frequency of their flights to Sydney.

    The number of Chinese nationals travelling through Sydney Airport leapt 17.3 per cent in 2017, after jumping 17.6 per cent the prior year.

    Tianjin Airlines, operating out of Tianjin near Beijing, will begin servicing its Tianjin-Zhengzhou-Sydney route all year round from January 30. Meanwhile, Hainan Airlines, which operates out of Hainan in China’s south, will run its Haikou-Sydney route twice weekly year round from the end of January.

    “Sydney Airport now serves 17 mainland Chinese cities which represent almost 90 per cent of all travel on the China-Sydney route,” the airport’s chief executive Geoff Culbert said.

    “We see the next wave of Chinese growth underpinned by increasing competition, frequency and up gauges.”

    Across its three terminals, 43.3 million passengers passed through Sydney Airport (SYD) in 2017, up 3.6 per cent compared to the previous year. Traffic at the international airport grew 7.2 per cent, while domestic traffic rose 1.6 per cent, compared with the previous year.

    “International passenger numbers were outstanding growing by more than one million” Mr Culbert said.

    “Our strong growth has been underpinned by capacity development predominantly on the Middle Eastern, Asian and US routes.

  178. Stimpson J. Cat

    Look, Faith Goldy didn’t bring all that much to the table of the event anyway.

    Yes yes she’s not smart enough to clean her room.
    Let’s drop her from the roster in the name of free speech.
    Let’s drop everyone we disagree with and just talk amongst ourselves.

    Anyway, it was decided that her presence there became a liability, so she was removed.

    Those principles.
    They are so so heavy.
    Let’s just put them down for a while.
    No one will notice.

  179. The Beer Whisperer

    Lordy! Only 0830 hrs and the Dreadful Heat ™💥 is already edging towards 30C. What is one to do? Purging the horror with bouts of hysteria seems to be a popular course of action.

    These people are deranged nutters.

    When I was a kid way out past Woop Woop, in one insanely hot heatwave, I used to measure the heat by sticking my arm out into the sunlight and comparing the level of pain to other days, or by seeing how long I could stand the pain.

    Some days I could manage no more than 30 seconds. The temp broke 45 degrees every day for three weeks.

    Today is slightly warm in the sun, but pleasant in the shade.

  180. Myrddin Seren

    Good job. Check.
    Nice Place. Check.

    Partner. In-house child minder. Check.

    Become PM. Check.
    Have a kid. Check.

    Get a real man. To do.

    I fixes it !

  181. JC

    Free speech doesn’t mean you are owed a soapbox at a private event. She was perfectly free to set up her own free speech convention on her own dime.

    That’s true in the traditional sense of how we understand the underpinning of free speech. Brendon O’Neil came up with a very valid point about this though. The fathers of free speech always had in mind the right to express oneself in the public square type of setting. O’Neil points out that the anti-free speech authoritarians have done a decent job of preventing free expression in a private setting and this is hugely problematic. This is a very valid point.

  182. mh

    Finally we can have a good laugh at at the Kiwis again, thanks to PM Baby Brain.

  183. Oh come on

    So you are a communist, Stimps. You think Faith Goldy is owed a soapbox at a private event on someone else’s dime. You’re no different from the people who demand Christian bakers must cater SSM events.

    You don’t understand what free speech is, nor do you understand property rights.

    Oh, and Peterson gave a perfectly reasonable, non-squirming response and there is no reason to think he was lying.

  184. JC

    I’ve used the wrong word to characterize anti-free speech fanatics. I referred to them as authoritarians. They aren’t that at all. They’re totalitarians.

  185. dopey

    ABC News.
    All those years of study to become a journalist. Then they send you out to tell people it’s a hot day.

  186. Oh come on

    Get back in your clown car, Stimps. You’re just being silly now.

  187. Oh come on

    In fact, you’re playing the role of that Channel 4 interviewer perfectly.

  188. Arky

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2613588, posted on January 19, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    ..
    Try to get with the program Stimpson.
    Peterson is one of the most effective scalpels we have against totalitarian progressivism.
    Which is precisely why they will constantly try to put him in that position.
    “He shared a platform with the journalist who yukked it up with Fascists”.
    He is correct to be careful.
    And you’re a fool to let the progressives win using that tactic.

  189. John Constantine

    Walking down to the ‘Local’ on your own at night for a counter meal and a few pots is an obsolete and deplorable thing to do anyway. It is racist Nazi privilege to expect to do it now we are a balkanized nation of nations.

    If a side effect of importing Apex Predators into the proles habitats and sin taxing pub beer is that the commoners isolate themselves in their cubicles and drink until they die alone, that is how Stalin managed Russia’s unused cannon fodder.

    Comrades.

  190. mh

    U2 frontman Bono on fighting ISIS:

    “I think comedy should be deployed. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But if you laugh at them when they’re goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power.”

    “So I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen.”

    Donald Trump on fighting ISIS:

    “I would bomb the shit out of ’em.”

    President Trump delivered.

  191. Boambee John

    After thinking a bit on what our so-called “elites” want for Australia, I suspect that they are aiming for a combination of the Indian caste system and the Soviet system, with an antipodean twist.

    They want a Brahmin caste at the top. This will combine the old Soviet Nomenklatura, which will comprise members of the Lieboral/Liars/Slime UNiparty, committed to implementing all UN policies, with the 10 percent or so of the population who regard themselves as the transnational class, aka doctors’wives/cosmopolitans/internationalists/”anywheres”.

    Next will be a new class of voteherds, imported from Third World, preferably Muslim, countries to provide the necessary facade of democracy by voting for the UNiparty. They will also provide emploment for (and add some interest to the sex lives of) the vegan wymmenses Brahmins.

    Next, there will be a Sudra class of commoners, peasants and servants, drawn from obsolete Australians, aka parochials/”somewheres”, to provide sustenance for the above two groups by labouring in mundane jobs. Some obsolete Australians (bogans) will become our Harijans/Dalits/Untouchables.

    Unfortunately for our intended Brahmins, the voteherds will see a different hierarchy, and once the Sudras are starved into submission, will meet no obatacles as they slaughter the would-be Brahmins!

  192. Stimpson J. Cat

    So you are a communist, Stimps. You think Faith Goldy is owed a soapbox at a private event on someone else’s dime. You’re no different from the people who demand Christian bakers must cater SSM events.

    I don’t think she is owed anything.
    They did.
    I didn’t book her on the lineup originally when she was “a valuable panel member.”
    They did.
    I didn’t drop her from the lineup in the name of free speech when she became “a liability.”
    They did.
    I haven’t caved in the name of Social Justice.
    They did.
    My position is unchanged.
    She was booked for the event.
    She should have been able to speak at the event.
    They are within their rights to drop her.
    But that action demonstrates their lack of principles.
    You honestly think there would have been Milo style riots?
    For little Faith Goldy?
    Please.
    This is because of Charlottesville.

  193. Anne

    CNBC crew tried to smuggle a fake Improvised Explosive Device onto a plane while others filmed them.

    They failed.

    They were arrested and now the CNBC offices are being raided.

    Losers.

  194. JC

    This is because of Charlottesville.

    Explain.

  195. C.L.

    After nine months of pregnancy, project manager Alina Tooley is getting ready for the imminent arrival of her first child.

    The usually sharp-witted 42-year-old said has her mind had been working in ‘strange ways’ since falling pregnant.

    A “sharp-witted” woman having her first child at 42?

  196. Zatara

    For a dry and warm state prone to fires, regular clearing measures removing this vegetation should be common sense. However, California has enacted several laws that heavily restrict such vital fire-preventing measures as logging, removal of dead trees, and clearing of dry underbrush.

    California governor Jerry Brown was quick to pin the blame on climate change for the forest fires’ ferocity and extraordinary longevity this season.

    A lazy jorno would just keep that stashed in the top drawer, wait for the next one, and pencil in the most recent location and names.

    How Regulations Made California’s Fires Worse

    It cost California 43 dead. If there was any justice in this world they would all have been greenie activists.

  197. Joe

    I don’t think she is owed anything.
    They did.

    They don’t owe her anything. She was INVITED – the invite was withdrawn as is the right of the inviter.

    I didn’t book her on the lineup originally when she was “a valuable panel member.”
    They did.

    See above.

    I didn’t drop her from the lineup in the name of free speech when she became “a liability.”
    They did.

    See above.

    I haven’t caved in the name of Social Justice.
    They did.

    See above.

    My position is unchanged.
    She was booked for the event.
    She should have been able to speak at the event.

    See above.

    They are within their rights to drop her.

    YES!

    But that action demonstrates their lack of principles.

    No it demonstrates an exercise of the rights of the inviters and has nothing to do with their principles – The right of free association does not depend on “principles”.

    You honestly think there would have been Milo style riots?
    For little Faith Goldy?
    Please.

    Irrelevant.

    This is because of Charlottesville.

    Possibly, either people are free to associate or they are not. Their reasons are not relevant to the right.

  198. Oh come on

    She was a guest on a white supremacist podcast, Stimps! And she wasn’t there to ask tough questions as you might expect a journalist to do, she just chewed the fat with the knuckle-dragging goose steppers!! That is extremely, extremely poor judgement any which way you slice it and yes if you rub shoulders with such people in that kind of way, don’t be surprised when others distance distance themselves from you. This is so patently obvious – and utterly divorced from the issue of free speech – that I am amazed it requires explanation to anyone other than a pinheaded collectivist who feels they have an absolute entitlement to help themselves to other people’s stuff regardless of their own personal conduct.

  199. Stimpson J. Cat

    Explain

    No.
    At work and busy.
    Like a good little Commie.

  200. Rae

    Those principles.
    They are so so heavy.
    Let’s just put them down for a while.
    No one will notice.

    Liberty quote. Definitely. Probably the comment of the day.

  201. Top Ender

    Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

    In The Guardian too….

  202. Arky

    At work and busy.

    ..
    A tacit admission of defeat.
    You loser.

  203. Empire

    Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

    Old news.

  204. Arky

    And Grigs is backing you up.
    Next thing you’ll be parading through here wearing Minnie Driver’ s meat suit.

  205. Empire

    Anne
    #2613605, posted on January 19, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Link

  206. Stimpson J. Cat

    A tacit admission of defeat.
    You loser.

    Possibly.
    I have no problem with losing if my argument is wrong or unsound.
    Winning is better obviously.
    😁
    I literally can’t explain it any better than I have right now.
    Maybe later.
    When I finish work.

  207. C.L.

    Via Instapundit:

    JUST THINK OF THE MEDIA AS DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVES WITH BYLINES, AND IT ALL MAKES SENSE: The Media Has a Very Different Attitude Toward Donald Trump’s Health Than Hillary Clinton’s (Video).

  208. Arky

    Before you go back to work just let me throw this sheepskin over you.
    Mmmmmmmmm.
    Look at me.
    No, demure like.
    Yeah baby.
    That’s it, Stimpy.

  209. JC

    There some really interesting assertions at Gateway pundit

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com

  210. Anne

    Thanks Empire, I didn’t think it was important enough to bother.

    I’ve heard that nobody opens my links anyway. 😒

  211. Nick

    I think comedy should be deployed. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But if you laugh at them when they’re goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power.”

    Strange he never did this in his home country during the troubles. Wanker.

  212. Anne

    Stimp, are you talking about the thwarted Nuclear strike on Charlottesville?

  213. Nick

    Anne, your posts are always worth a read.

  214. The Moribund Barking Toad

    hehehe..from pickeringpost.com

    Not only is the broken State broke, but unemployment has risen almost 30 per cent since 2002 with rental accommodation jumping 60 per cent and State GDP at almost 20 per cent lower than the national average. Apart from the poverty index and recent energy costs that have risen 150 per cent, there is one consistent factor in SA’s demise… it has had a succession of Labor Governments since long before the despicable homosexual/paedophile, Don Dunstan, right up until Penny Wong’s former partner and mentally retarded little switch hitter, Jay Weatherill.

    What time is the blackout today?

  215. Oh come on

    Stimps you know you’re on the wrong side of the discussion if Grigs is your sole backer. I get it – you think Faith is hot. She is, kind of. There – resolution. Now let’s let the matter go and we’ll say nothing more of your brain snap, okay?

  216. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimp, are you talking about the thwarted Nuclear strike on Charlottesville?

    Annie I am f$cking working.
    Leave me alone and don’t lure me back in with your sexy conspiracy talk Goddammit!!!

  217. Geriatric Mayfly

    A new book challenges old fallacies about female genitalia. The Oz

    It’s that organ again. Cripes! It certainly gets a lot of exposure. Said contraption has been around along, long time and served its purpose well. But old fallacies are ruining the presentation. Who knew?

  218. Top Ender

    Richardson on the Greens:

    One of the first ­indications that the Greens have fundamental difficulties in accepting the way the great majority of Australians live was when now-vanquished Queensland Green Larissa Waters took on the cause of changing the toys our children play with. She wanted to ban Barbie dolls because they were gender-specific. Little girls have played with dolls since the Son of God played on the wing for Jerusalem. I have managed to live my 68 years seeing absolutely nothing wrong with little girls playing with dolls. And even if I am ­accused of being a truly dreadful person, I readily concede that I would not have been comfortable with my son playing with dolls. Fortunately, he never did.

    On the last day at my son’s school last month, there was a Christmas carols evening with a religious theme held at St ­Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral in Sydney. Silent Night still sounds like a wonderful song to me and the children and their parents had a terrific time. The harmonies, the musicianship and the most brilliant music teachers brought songs we had all been familiar with since we were children to life yet again. This was a great Christmas celebration following a great Christmas tradition. The Greens don’t want us to have these celebrations.

    Tasmanian senator Nick McKim and a few of his mates drew up a non-denominational card to be sent out at Christmas. Why do these miserable bastards want to attack how we play and what we celebrate? The tradition of sending Christmas cards has been breaking down for some years. As a kid I remember my family ­received and sent a hundred cards. Now it is only a few. The Greens, though, should not read into the decline in cards anything about celebrating Christmas ­itself. That tradition is alive and kicking. The Greens can only stand outside the mainstream if they continue to deride it.

    Today’s leader of the Greens, Richard Di Natale, surprised ­no one this week when, in line with the black-armband view of history they peddle, he called for Australia Day to be moved away from the commemoration of the landing of the First Fleet at Botany Bay. Again, he stands against what a huge majority of Australians want and believe in.

    Oz link – comments open

  219. Oh come on

    Stimp, are you talking about the thwarted Nuclear strike on Charlottesville?

    No, Anne, that’s a lot more sensible than what Stimps is talking about.

  220. Rae

    It’s like someone handed out free red drink at the kindergarten here today. So many agitated kiddies all stamping their little feet at Cathy and Jacinda. And, as supposed grown-ups, how many of you here have been or are currently in a de-facto relationship? Methinks throwing stones at the PM of NZ is more than a little hypocritical of you.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    The Media Has a Very Different Attitude Toward Donald Trump’s Health Than Hillary Clinton’s (Video).

    And ditto for Obumbi who smoked a pack of Marlborough Reds a day.
    Not one question.
    Not one photo.
    The MSM’s excuse for running dead on that was that it might set a bad example to kiddies who look up to Obumbi.
    Nothing to do with protecting Obumbi’s image at all.
    Soooo … using that same logic, if Maccas and Diet Coke are undesirable (as the WH gallery asserts) why publicise that Trump is a “user”?

  222. JC

    Gateway has several pieces discussing a filecurrently classified that would demonstrate systemic abuse throughout the institutional structure of the US Federal government.

    Why the fuck don’t the GOPers sitting on the committee leak the thing? It’s not as though the D’rats wouldn’t if the shoe was on the other foot.

    Pussies

  223. Mother Lode

    Bono, leaking incontinently about ISIS:

    “I think comedy should be deployed. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But if you laugh at them when they’re goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power.”

    These guys are are looking for ways to defeat you. They have an objective. If you refuse to play along, they don’t stop. If you don’t defend yourself you make it easier for them – they aren’t look for a shared experience. They are looking to beat you.

  224. Rockdoctor

    LOL Jarrod & damn
    you. Had that song going through my head when I was in Aranya Pratet-Poi Pet border of Thai-Cambodia last week, you just returned it. Interesting seeing the rapid rise in Cambodia from my first visit to now and the incredible societal damage left from Pol Pot’s year zero.

    My first crossing Cambodian visa office was a tin shed, now a proper office surrounded by Casinos chock a block full of Thai, Cambodian. Chinese & Koreans. Casino owners in typical Asian fashion exploit the no mans land between the border posts to avoid legality problems of both countries strict gambling laws and the sentient fact the right people are making money off them. Official corruption is open here, Australia it is the same but tarted up in legal way…

  225. Mother Lode

    I did like the image on Drudge showing Trump at his desk while the KKK was milling about outside.

    It says: Trump getting on with his works and completely ignores Democrats no matter how scary they think they are.

  226. The Moribund Barking Toad

    Richardson on the Greens:

    One of the punters comments:

    Charles D Plorable 1 HOUR AGO
    The ALP and Richo have held these Green vipers to their breast and nourished them for decades, at huge cost to our society, our economy, and indeed, to our environment.

    Just about all of the damage done to this country in recent generations has been by the ALP following the Marxist, watermelon policies of the Greens. .

    They have sold out our prosperity, our energy, our water supply and our freedom of speech, and the attack on the institution of marriage and the perversion of our schools is well under way

    In this instance the ALP have been the “useful idiots”

    The Green parasite is now strong enough to bite its host, and Labor look like losing to them, so now we hear the squealing from Richo.

    No sympathy from me Richo. “Whatever it takes”.

    Remember also “As ye sow, so shall ye reap”. Unfortunately the whole country is reaping the disruption, the disunity, the poverty and the discord that YOUR policies have wrought upon us.

    A pox on you both – the ALP and your fellow travellers.

    Onya Charlie.

  227. Anne

    Sorry Stimp, I tried to go back to find out what you were all talking about but if I do that I can’t keep track of the new comments coming up.

    I feel like Lucille Ball at the Chocolate Factory.

    https://youtu.be/8NPzLBSBzPI 2mins

  228. Geriatric Mayfly

    Gunmen in Pakistan have shot dead a mother and daughter who were administering polio vaccinations in the south-western city of Quetta.
    However, Islamist militants oppose vaccination, saying it is a Western conspiracy to sterilise Muslims.

    The wisdom of the Seventh Century is revealed once more. If only the bolded bit was true.

  229. Makka

    Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

    On the ground in the shitholes of Africa, this and underage fiddling is quietly swept under the carpet with timely transfers – to another UN shithole. Sub-continentals mostly.

  230. zyconoclast

    California AG: Employers who Cooperate With Federal Immigration Raids Will be Prosecuted

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-CA) said during a press conference Thursday that employers in California who cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in their rumored upcoming immigration raids would be prosecuted if they cooperate in a manner that violates California law.

  231. C.L.

    Yep. Looks like Wussia has finally blown up tonight, implicating the FBI, Hillary Clinton and perhaps Barack Obama in the biggest scandal in US history.

    Sean Hannity: Based on today’s events I have a message tonight for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Your witch hunt is now over. Time to close the doors… It is more disturbing that we thought. And right now our sources are telling us that the abuse of power is far greater than Watergate… What we are talking about tonight are the abuse of the powerful tools of intelligence that we use to spy on people. Those tools were used against an opposition candidate, and president elect and his entire team. And it was done not only under false pretenses but with the with help of Hillary Clinton. She bought and paid for the dossier that they filled with Russian lies…

  232. Zatara

    There some really interesting assertions at Gateway pundit

    After watching Matt Gaetz’s interview on FOX earlier I got the very strong impression that the intel committee classified memo is pure dynamite. If they release it to the public tomorrow excrement is going to strike the rotating air mover.

    Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memo’s immediate release. According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so “explosive,” that it could end special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe once and for all.

    “Take it to the bank, the FBI/FISA docs are devastating for the Dems. The whole image of a benevolent Barack Obama they’ve disingenuously tried to portray is about to be destroyed. The real Obama, the vengeful narcissist, is going to be exposed for all to see”

    Rumour has it that lots of big FBI and DoJ names are in it.

  233. zyconoclast

    Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water

    The drought-stricken city announced on Thursday that it will begin marking 200 collection points where its 3.7 million residents will be required to queue for a rationed supply of water on “Day Zero” – currently forecast to be April 21.

  234. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A large percentage of homosexuals and lesbians are actually converted. The numbers actually born are very low.
    Nurture trumps Nature.

    Which is why legitimation through ‘gay marriage’ was a very bad idea. In many cases, the issue is one of lifestyle choice and recognition rather than any biological imperative. The destruction of the biological foundation of society via procreation in the natural family is well underway.

  235. C.L.

    Why the fuck don’t the GOPers sitting on the committee leak the thing?

    That would be a mistake, JC.
    If the whole thing was out, the media would run something for a day or two and then say it was all over. Do them slowly.

  236. JC

    CL & Zat

    Why hasn’t it been leaked though! Why are these congressfuckers talking about it instead of enuring it’s leaked.

    I can see they may be preparing the ground for it, but then this is the GOP we’re dealing with. 🙂

  237. Makka

    Yep. Looks like Wussia has finally blown up tonight, implicating the FBI, Hillary Clinton and perhaps Barack Obama in the biggest scandal in US history.

    The second mUnty foretasted impeachment!, indictments! , prosecution!, jail time! , we all knew how it would end. Mired in a leftist swamp of slime and bullshit which now of course has turned into an owned goal. Just like all of mUnty’s other rakes.

  238. Farmer Gez

    Methink throwing stones at the NZ of PM is more than a little hypocritical of you.

    Doth thou Rae-lene?

  239. Leigh Lowe

    The Moribund Barking Toad

    #2613644, posted on January 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Richardson on the Greens:

    One of the punters comments:

    Charles D Plorable 1 HOUR AGO
    The ALP and Richo have held these Green vipers to their breast and nourished them for decades, at huge cost to our society, our economy, and indeed, to our environment.

    And it is not just that Richo was one of the foot-soldiers of the ALP at the time.
    He led the charge to do deals with the Greens, firstly on “environmental” (ie business destruction) issues despite warnings that he was giving far left extremists oxygen and legitimacy, and that they would move on to more and more radical social engineering.
    He laughed that criticism off at the time.
    Clearly the surgeon left a lot of arsehole behind post-op.

  240. Anne;

    Thanks Empire, I didn’t think it was important enough to bother.

    I’ve heard that nobody opens my links anyway. 😒

    I do.

  241. Nick

    Balders, I wonder who else uses the term ‘methinks’ here?

  242. Zatara

    Why the fuck don’t the GOPers sitting on the committee leak the thing?

    Because they have all the cards. Playing this straight up and legal all the way is both to their advantage and the only way to start restoring some faith in the govt.

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