Monday Forum: January 22, 2018

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  1. testpattern

    ‘Maybe if Topender is about he can tell the young wanker Testes, what the green room was’

    Why? He’s a blow in who knows as little of Darwin as you

  2. A Lurker

    Neil Diamond has cancelled Australian tour.

    I believe he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

  3. Snoopy

    Tom, I think JC is channelling Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Chuck Schumer’s tactic won the ‘potential for momentum’.

  4. Tom

    abc730 ✔ @abc730
    “I think it’s going to end in tears … I think the real truth is he does not want to be president of the United States.” Michael Wolff NYC, author of Fire & Fury, discusses Donald Trump with Leigh Sales. More tonight #abc730

    Notice how Their ABC protect themselves from the real middle class: they put their most dishonest bullshit on their TV platform, where there is no commenting function.

    The perfect, endless, self-perpetuating fantasy bubble for the Filth-voting property millionaires of our new ruling class.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s an interesting thought to ponder what would Papua New Guinea be like if Australia had not pulled out of its management of the country in 1975.

    Not much different I should think, but we’d have exported about 20,000 well meaning SJWs to Moresby. Keeping that many progressives busy on an impossible task would have materially improved the rest of Australia.

  6. Tom

    Tom
    How many votes have the D’rats lost as a result of the closure?

    JC, there is an anti-DNC landslide coming that only Mitch McConnell’s incompetent GOP establishment can fuck up.

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s an interesting thought to ponder what would Papua New Guinea be like if Australia had not pulled out of its management of the country in 1975.

    Wasn’t the original plan for independence sometime in the early 1990’s?

  8. Stimpson J. Cat

    He needs to go clean his room.

    Don’t trigger my Leaf tourettes please.

  9. Makka

    Bottoms Conspiracy of silence Conspiracy of silence:

    Timothy Bottoms. Made a life career out of wearing the black armband, tax eating grants and a professional sorry sayer.

    An “interpretive” historian.

    In other words, nobody.

  10. Gab

    Nice to see you here again, frollickingmole.

  11. C.L.

    abc730 ✔ @abc730
    “I think it’s going to end in tears … I think the real truth is he does not want to be president of the United States.” Michael Wolff NYC, author of Fire & Fury, discusses Donald Trump with Leigh Sales. More tonight #abc730

    He’s such an obvious money-hungry fraud. He was telling Bill Maher last week that Trump is currently having an affair. Really. That was quickly disappeared; not even the media wanted to associate themselves with that sort of lunacy. Or, to put it another way, the media decided to protect Wolf from himself so they could go on using his less crazy claims. Lo, he turns up with Sales, credibility in tact and taken seriously.

  12. testpattern

    ‘And who could forget Testes old mate, Senator Bob Collins’

    Maybe the NT will name an electorate after him like they did for his errr like minded brethren

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Spillett

    He rented a house in Oebobo near the old Undana campus. Some E.Timorese students had used his place to hide from TNI while they organised the next stage of their journey to Jakarta, to seek asylum in Embassies. They played him and he hated it. He and that arsehole Alcorta were the only people in Darwin to write pro Indonesian invasion propaganda. Most hated men in Darwin.

  13. Slayer;
    So that means the land must be rising, which means sea level would be falling.

    You couldn’t make this stuff up.

  14. testpattern

    ‘if Australia had not pulled out of its management of the country in 1975’

    There would have been armed rebellions.

  15. Tom

    There would have been armed rebellions.

    BWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Endless entertainment at the Cat.

  16. thefrollickingmole

    Gab

    Thanks, eulogies arent much fun to give, but the funeral went as well as it could.

    Mum and dad are in the guilt/blame stage so it will take a while to settle down.

    He did leave a 2 million dollar insurance policy to his wife, so at least his family is well taken care of, part of me hates the thought that policy might have been an influence in his decision.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    There would have been armed rebellions.

    With bows and arrows and stone axes…
    I visited the highlands in 1970.
    The Hagen sing sing was awesome.

  18. Tel

    Think about this, the SMH has columnists like Ford railing against men in the most disgusting ways and is allowed to get away with it. In a decent world she would be sectioned. A crazed, hate-filled loon and she’s one of many.

    Do you think she really is hate filled? I think about 99% is an act, she gets paid to write and writers need a muse so she just channels some shallow moron wearing vaudeville makeup while her team in the background alternate between hand painted “Cheer!” signs and “Boo Hiss!” signs.

    On the occasion I can be bothered giving it a quick scan, it seems somehow tongue in cheek, designed to annoy but impossible to take remotely seriously. I guess there’s probably some of her readers who do take it seriously, and probably that’s a bad thing in terms of ruining people’s lives… but there’s so much material out there that people can get carried away with, I dunno, seems wrong to just blame one particular source.

    There’s got to be a deeper problem in terms of lack of genuine positive female role models who are successful, and sensible, intelligent, articulate, and willing to be a public figure who chooses NOT to get into the stupid virtue signalling spiral, “I’m more feminist than you because I believe 7 impossible things!”

    Maybe there’s a space for a publication that makes an effort to deliver a constructive message… no trolling, just useful things that help people think for themselves and live their own lives, sans bullshit. I dunno, show me someone else who is doing it? Market niche right there.

  19. testpattern

    ‘With bows and arrows and stone axes…’

    PNG. Another subject you lot know nothing about.

  20. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I paid a lot of money back in the day to learn deportment, makeup, grooming, and posture and how to dress appropriately for different occasions.

    Perhaps I should have saved up to do that too.
    It sounds like quite a good fast-track to some useful knowledge.
    Instead I did some on the job training.

    Things I learned:

    Genuine lizard and croc skin handbags are worth the money, so save up
    Good quality shoes matter, ditto
    One Chanel suit can take you a long way; buy second hand if necessary
    Buy clothes that suit your figure and have your own style; buy quality
    Always remove make-up at night and use face cream; Ponds is fine
    A smile is always a good investment
    So is listening with attention to detail
    Keep your voice down (that one was difficult but worthwhile)
    Use real perfume not cologne, it lingers; Chanel 5 for day, Shalimar for evenings
    Walk proudly like a ballerina married to a king, but also move discretely

    There’s probably more. 🙂

  21. Joe

    There’s got to be a deeper problem in terms of lack of genuine positive female role models who are successful, and sensible, intelligent, articulate, and willing to be a public figure who chooses NOT to get into the stupid virtue signalling spiral, “I’m more feminist than you because I believe 7 impossible things!”

    Oh, you mean the old fashioned concept of Mum and Grand Mums. Soooo last century.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh, and if you have big blue headlamp eyes, turn them on occasionally, especially if wearing blue.
    And if you have something you want to say with them. Perhaps to a traffic cop.

  23. Tom

    Nein’s A Current Affair is alone in pursuing the leftard magistrates letting migrant thugs go scot-free. Best current affairs show in Oz.

  24. JC

    Do you think she really is hate filled? I think about 99% is an act, she gets paid to write and writers need a muse so she just channels some shallow moron wearing vaudeville makeup while her team in the background alternate between hand painted “Cheer!” signs and “Boo Hiss!” signs.

    We aren’t able to read minds yet, Tel. Has the obese slob ever suggested she isn’t serious, or that some of her comments shouldn’t be taken seriously. I don’t think so. She also seems to be fully immersed in the hate filled ideology of modern feminism. Quite often, when you see an apple on the bench, it really is an apple and you shouldn’t be surprised. To move it along even further, why not take her at her word?

    She’s deadly serious.

  25. egg_

    Idris Elba: The Next James Bond ‘Could Be a Black Woman

    B$tch, my name is Bond, yo.
    Jaquandria Bond.

    Ja’mie Bondage?
    The Obama era is over, Elba.

  26. Zatara

    The polls were certainly moving against D’rats in a small way, but it ended in time for them to gain a win down the track.

    There was plenty of damage done to the Dem cause, both long and short term. The Dems came off as putting illegal aliens over US citizens and that isn’t playing well in the Trump era of thinking and speaking freely. That would have been a different story a year ago before the public got used to relying on their common sense and challenging touchy feely PC-based crap they had been fed for 8 years.

    He also managed to slice a big gap in the Dem’s unity with the hard core leftists hating the establishment ones for ‘folding’ and the establishment ones backpedaling wildly looking for secure footing.

    The poll numbers on immigration alone shifted big time. Trump is going to get what he wants in the immigration debates but will likely bend a bit on the dreamers if he can find a way to do it and not piss off his base too much.

  27. egg_

    Is Testes on PULP this arvo?

  28. Gab

    Frollick – hope you mean the current wife not the ex for that policy!

  29. Mitch M.

    We aren’t able to read minds yet, Tel. Has the obese slob ever suggested she isn’t serious, or that some of her comments shouldn’t be taken seriously. I don’t think so. She also seems to be fully immersed in the hate filled ideology of modern feminism. Quite often, when you see an apple on the bench, it really is an apple and you shouldn’t be surprised. To move it along even further, why not take her at her word?
    She’s deadly serious.

    If she is just doing it for PR she should be sacked for breaching journalist standards. If she believes what she writes a neuropsych work up is a priority.

  30. thefrollickingmole

    Teste, you are on a computer, have you ever thought of googling to see if you are making a bigger fuckwit out of your self before posting?
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/05/papua-new-guinea-abuse-clinic

    At a third centre in Tari, in the notoriously violent PNG highlands, patients presented with injuries from weapons like bush knives, axes, spears and arrows.

    “There is more of a culture of violence in the highlands regions of the country,” said Hayward-Jones.

  31. Tel

    With bows and arrows and stone axes…

    Ha yeah, Australia could easily dominate PNG militarily… one of a handful of countries on Earth weaker than we are.

    Would you really wish our deficit spending, unionized thugs, and political correctness on anyone else though? I can recommend a lot of things about Australia, but not the management.

    If PNG was looking around to get invaded they might try Singapore, or even Thailand. They could declare war on the USA and lose, that’s been known to work. Hey, how about this? They could join the EU, ask for some refugees to get sent over. Have a representative in Brussels explaining that dietary diversity gives strength (then show off a bit of muscle to prove it works). If anyone seems skeptical, just demand a bailout.

  32. Arky

    There’s probably more. 🙂

    ..
    Always blame the dog or children if you pass wind, not the guest.
    And a house keeping tip: If you cover everything with gladwrap you never need to clean.
    For more advice for the modern traditional women read my column at MrsArky.com

  33. thefrollickingmole

    Gab

    Yes current wife, to quote her “Id spend every cent to ensue that mole doesnt get any of it”… in addition shes setting up the kids money in trust funds (including the one kid she has been using to bleed my brother) which wont be accessible until they are 25 or so.
    Seeing if theres one which can pay a disbursement on my brothers/their birthdays until they are of age.

  34. thefrollickingmole

    Dear MrsArky.com, I cant cook a damn, how do I blind my spouse to this defect?

    Yours, a completely unrelated MrsArky…

  35. JC

    Zat

    The immigration poll is really another debate in terms of what it means and how the two big parties react.

    Look, the Dems have the MSM in their pocket. The way the MSM reported the closing is that there’s instability in Washington and they’re up to their usual tricks of not caring about Joe Public and they just care about themselves. In other words, it was the pox on both houses routine. Most Americans don’t know it takes 60 senators to pass money bills and they would look at what occurred as just another day in Washington with Trump acting up again.

    This wasn’t meant to win any great battle. It was meant to persuade the public that Trump and the GOP are unstable and unreliable. As Scott Adams would refer to it, it’s a persuasion technique.

  36. Tel

    If she is just doing it for PR she should be sacked for breaching journalist standards.

    Oh please. Is that even possible anymore?

    What you are saying would be equivalent to a show getting thrown off the ABC for showing outrageous “Progressive” bias and breaching their Sacred Charter of Neutrality.

  37. pete m

    TFM – did you check the policy does not exclude death due to self harm?

  38. Arky

    I cant cook a damn, how do I blind my spouse to this defect?

    ..
    You will need to rely on your charm and good looks.
    Also have all the local takeaway’s on speed dial.
    Be prepared to spend some time at the A&E for the resultant heart attack/ indigestion scares from your malnourished and paranoid husband.

  39. OneWorldGovernment

    Hey splatterPattern

    Here is another mob of shitholes that live in Haiti for you to defend.

    Haiti wants to wipe out Dominican Republic and have Soros, Clintons UN NGO’s and assorted scum backing them.

    An interesting thumbnail sketch.

    International NGOs back Haiti’s Undermining of Dominican Sovereignty

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/international_ngos_back_haitis_undermining_of_dominican_sovereignty_.html

  40. thefrollickingmole

    pete m

    Apparently it was covered as long as it wasnt within the first 15 months of the policy (theyd had it 8 years), something that surprised me.
    Has to go through probate etc yet so there may be a clause there somewhere, his wifes uncle is a lawyer and assured her the policy stands.

  41. Snoopy

    According to SBS News the Schumer shut down COST the US $900 million per day. How does that work?

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    PNG. Another subject you lot know nothing about.

    Heh. We purchased a tourista type ax because it was pretty and some tourists’ arrows, but were interested in the actual weapons too. The greenstone war axes were formidable. Lots of work. Drove Goroka-Hagen-Goroka-Lae. Great fun. Everyone was very nice.
    My aunt was a missionary in PNG for many years 60’s through 80’s.
    Love your reflex assumptions TP.

  43. Delta A

    Shy Ted
    #2617595, posted on January 23, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    That is hilarious, Ted.

    Thanks for posting.

  44. testpattern

    Nope NZ Gov sure knows nothiiiing about new boats. POLRI and NZ Police are only working together to stop them –

    ‘Head of Criminal Investigation Police Komjen Ari Dono Sukmanto said, Police cooperate with New Zealand in countering transnational crime.

    One of them related cases of trafficking in persons whose phenomenon continues to grow….Indonesia and New Zealand will increase syndicate detection efforts that operate in each region.

    One of the trafficking cases involving Indonesia and New Zealand is when the Sri Lanka-flagged ship was stranded in the North Nias Sea on August 9, 2017. The vessel carries 33 passengers of Sri Lankan nationality. The trip was organized by citizens of Sri Lanka initials J.

    “From the examination results are known, the illegal immigrants departed to New Zealand,” said Ari.
    The illegal immigrants are dispatched from Sri Lanka and must pay 300,000 to 500,000 Rupees or equivalent to Rp 27 million to Rp 43 million. In addition to the case, there is another smuggling of 41 Vietnamese on October 26, 2017. At that time, the ship carrying them was stranded on the island of Tablolong, East Nusa Tenggara.’

    http://nasional.kompas.com/read/2017/12/06/13012301/kabareskrim-ungkap-cara-indonesia-dan-selandia-baru-tangani-kasus

  45. Snoopy

    Would you really wish our deficit spending, unionized thugs, and political correctness on anyone else though? I can recommend a lot of things about Australia, but not the management.

    I can’t remember who, but someone referring to the extravagant PNG public service described Australia as having bequeathed a first world public service to a third world country.

  46. JC

    Netflix shows no signs of slowing down ­either, apparently looking to increase its original offerings until they make up half of the service’s entire library, aiming to spend $7 billion on content through this year.

    That’s a serious load of money.

  47. Top Ender

    Salim Mehajer will spend the night behind bars after he was accused of staging a Sydney car crash to avoid facing court over an assault.

    The controversial businessman applied for bail at Waverley Local Court on Tuesday but magistrate Jennifer Giles adjourned her decision until Wednesday.

    Mehajer was on his way to court over the alleged assault of a taxi driver when his Mercedes AMG collided with a Mitsubishi Outlander at an intersection near his home in Lidcombe in October last year.

    He was freed by firefighters and taken to hospital, while his passenger and the occupants of the other vehicle – two women aged 31 and 32 – were not injured.

    A police strike force investigated the crash, and on Tuesday morning Mehajer was arrested at a home in Vaucluse, while his associate Ahmed Jaghbir was also arrested at a Lidcombe property.

    Jaghbir, 28, is defending an unrelated murder charge following the shooting death in March last year of Sydney underworld figure Kemel Barakat.

    Both Mehajer and Jaghbir have been charged with perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to cheat and defraud.

    Oz link

  48. Stimpson J. Cat

    We aren’t able to read minds yet, Tel.

    I actually thought I could for a while.
    I also thought I could control the weather with my mind.
    It was not pleasant, mainly because everyone around was thinking I was a right mad f$cker.
    That’s how I knew it was true and not just psychosis.

    😁

  49. Snoopy

    One of the trafficking cases involving Indonesia and New Zealand is when the Sri Lanka-flagged ship was stranded in the North Nias Sea on August 9, 2017.

    At that time, the ship carrying them was stranded on the island of Tablolong, East Nusa Tenggara.’

    OMG! They were almost on NZ’s doorstep!

  50. Tel

    We aren’t able to read minds yet, Tel.

    Every time you read something, you absorb a little bit of the mind of the author. Sometimes, what they intended you to absorb, sometimes something else.

    When I have a scan over Clem’s efforts, it comes through plainly that she is playing up for yucks, she has been doing it for years and although it’s gotten way beyond a joke the pay is too good, she is deadly afraid of ever facing a real job, and she adores the attention. She always intended to jump off as soon as things got out of hand, except she’s forgotten the way home again.

    If you are interested in obscure book recommendations, try Paula Volsky, “The Wolf of Winter”

    It’s a kind of rambling morality play, but the message is sensible enough… sometimes we get ourselves into these situations where it’s unthinkable to back out, and then the only way is to keep going even when that’s obviously a bad idea.

  51. Geriatric Mayfly

    Is that Sales – Woolff farce over yet? Did she hammer him like that British bint did with Petersen.? Never forget where Guthrie came from. The Google den of iniquity, gradually being exposed in a US Court case.
    Google/ABC the perfect fit.

  52. Mitch M.

    Oh please. Is that even possible anymore?

    True, I realised the absurdity of the idea immediately after hitting post.

  53. Baldrick

    Is that Sales – Woolff farce over yet?

    Did anyone sully themselves by watching it?

  54. Arky

    I actually thought I could for a while.

    ..
    I’m thinking of a number between one and ten.
    What is it?

  55. H B Bear

    Soros’ bid for World domination must be going off the rails if he is even bothering with Haiti. Calling it a shithole is actually offensive to genuine shitholes.

  56. egg_

    Google/ABC the perfect fit.

    Was Their Aunty Google outfoxed by a Wolff in sheeps clothing?

  57. notafan

    Funny how Melbourne is gang free.

    Italy has some sort of problem with youth crime, but somewhat amusingly they are called, in English, ‘baby gangs’

    No reference to ethnicity

    I suspect not necessarily Africans and ME types, no Nixon Ashtons here
    Lots of sub continentals waiting in the lawyer next door’s front room last night.

    Illegal immigrantration’s silver lining

  58. Tel

    I’m thinking of a number between one and ten.
    What is it?

    Everyone thinks of either three or seven.

    Sorry for the spoiler.

  59. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I cant cook a damn, how do I blind my spouse to this defect?

    You will need to rely on your charm and good looks.
    Also have all the local takeaway’s on speed dial.

    Excellent advice.

    Mrs. Ape also suggests supermarket ready-to-cook meals and some fresh things that are easy to cut up and add to make ‘assemblages’ of cold collations in summer with a few salad leaves thrown on top.
    Toast with smashed avocado and crumbled feta is trending right now for brunches.
    If all else fails, give him poached eggs timed 5 mins in Motelier’s recommended poacher.
    Place neatly on artisan bread toasted (already sliced by baker, take from freezer to toaster).
    Top eggs with smoked salmon and a scoop of French creme sauce from a jar.

    When served with a kiss and a promise, you can’t go wrong.
    If he wants steak tell him real men cook it themselves. 🙂

  60. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m thinking of a number between one and ten.
    What is it?

    Sux.

  61. Mitch M.

    Mrs. Ape also suggests supermarket ready-to-cook meals and some fresh things that are easy to cut up and add to make ‘assemblages’ of cold collations in summer with a few salad leaves thrown on top.

    Something to think about. Some weeks ago I recalled the importance of choline in the diet. So I checked and it is rather difficult to obtain enough in the diet. I contacted my nutrition guru who recommended granular lecithin. It arrived today, I sprinkled it over the vegetables. Nice taste. Granular lecithin is cheap and boosting choline intake, especially for old bastards like myself, is a good idea.

  62. Arky

    Try again.
    Your mind reading faculty might have been thrown off because I’m so much better looking than you it must have felt alien.

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hairy has just arrived in with some Barramundi filets. He wants to fry them. Go ahead, I say.
    I would wrap them in foil with some butter and dill paste for twelve minutes in the oven at 180.
    Works for me.

    I’m off to watch. And put on some spuds and snow peas. With Hairy there I won’t put both on at the same time, which I used to do. He has instructed me otherwise. I will throw the snow peas into boiling water for three minutes at the end. One of my cooking problems, he has told me, is that I like to put everything on at once and keep it boiling. Traditional style, I used to call it till I knew better. Now it just happens as a reflex action. I know it is wrong.

  64. stackja

    Gunman on the run after cafe shooting
    Danielle Le Messurier and Ashleigh Gleeson, The Daily Telegraph
    17 minutes ago
    POLICE are investigating a brazen execution-style fatal shooting at a cafe in Bankstown.

    A man, believed to be a well-known local lawyer aged in his 60s, died from gunshot wounds in what police are calling a targeted attack at the Happy Cup Cafe in Bankstown City Plaza at 3.40pm.

    The gunman is still at large.

  65. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I checked choline too, Mitch. Dr. Google said lots of red meat and green vegies.
    Plus ca change, I thought. I eat plenty of both.
    Probably there are all sorts of absorptive experiments showing I’m likely deficient.
    But that is so for so many things I give up and just eat what I feel like.
    It’s worked so far. 🙂

  66. I recall how ordinary westerners in Japan used to lap up the adulation in Japan too. Does anyone here know ‘Charisma Man’, from ‘The Alien’?

    Ha! Yes that was a classic cartoon. Wasn’t it in Tokyo Classifieds? Might check to see if it’s on da intynet later.

  67. Geriatric Mayfly

    Shouldn’t say it, but can’t resist ‘Kill all Lawyers.’ I am sure the Bard didn’t mean it either.

  68. DrBeauGan

    I’m thinking of a number between one and ten.
    What is it?

    Everyone thinks of either three or seven.

    Mine was √π

  69. overburdened

    Winston
    Imagine for a while being wired and cramped up in a sub back in the day with a pack of similarly wired paranoics waiting for a ping (and maybe another pinger)

  70. Boambee John

    testpattern
    #2617604, posted on January 23, 2018 at 7:02 pm
    ‘With bows and arrows and stone axes…’

    PNG. Another subject you lot know nothing about.

    Enlighten us, oh great polymath!

  71. Baldrick

    POLICE are investigating a brazen execution-style fatal shooting at a cafe in Bankstown.

    Is the Hummuside squad involved?

  72. Arky

    Pretty close DrBG.
    I was thinking pi.

  73. Delta A

    Mine was √π

    That choice is irrational, BG.

    Try again.

  74. egg_

    I was thinking pi.

    I was thinking of pi or e – cunning stunt.

  75. Shy Ted

    Holy cow! There is some genuine comedy on ABC22 tonight, the League of Gentlemen, just before 10. One of those comedies where you’ve really got to see it from S1Ep1 to get it but don’t miss it anyway. Or go to Tasmania for the real thing.

  76. egg_

    POLICE are investigating a brazen execution-style fatal shooting at a cafe in Bankstown.

    Is the Hummuside squad involved?

    Mo’st likely.

  77. C.L.

    “Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male? It could be a woman—could be a black woman, could be a white woman,” Elba said. “Do something different with it. Why not?”

    Ed Sheeran as Kunta Kinte in a re-make of Roots.
    Why not?

  78. Snoopy

    Wolff had “unprecedented” access to the White House according to Sales. Wolff was “a fly on the wall”.

  79. Shy Ted

    Sydney former public servant charged with sending $30,000 to Isis

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/23/sydney-former-public-servant-charged-with-sending-30000-to-isis
    Merhi, from the western Sydney suburb of Guildford, faced Parramatta local court on Tuesday afternoon, charged with five counts of intentionally making funds available to or collecting funds on behalf of a terrorist organisation. She showed little emotion during the brief appearance.
    Her lawyer, Mona El Baba, indicated she would make a bail application next Tuesday and the magistrate, Tim Keady, adjourned the matter. (To save you reading the whole thing).
    Can’t have peace without proper funding.

  80. Nick

    Is the Hummuside squad involved?

    Heh

  81. Old School Conservative

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2617557, posted on January 23, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    The hit in Bankstown led Nine news.
    Despite dozens of witnesses no description was given of the assailant, who has disappeared.

    Salim Mehajer has a good alibi. He is in the clink awaiting a bail hearing tomorrow.

  82. Marcus

    Glenn Maxwell displaying the benefits of not training “smart.”

    Whatever he’s doing in the nets, it’s obviously working for him.

  83. Snoopy

    Sales earned a tongue bath from Googles Guthrie tonight. First-rate television.

  84. Yay! The Kraken is awakened.
    Four weeks in the making (two days quoted). Finally online from 4.00pm today.
    6.5kW of subsidy-slurping solar cells. AND a big battery to boot.
    I wonder if South Australia would like to buy some electrickery?

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    pie = 8.54 yums

  86. C.L.

    Wolff had “unprecedented” access to the White House according to Sales.

    Monica Lewinsky had access to the President’s penis.
    “Unprecedented” seems a smidgen over-cooked.

  87. overburdened

    I have been scanning through to see what heroic flashes of insight have be posted since last evening. To my chagrin, the thread is overpopulated with the fool who, like an unbreakable pinanta (or gin’s head to put it in a local context), keeps popping up with ever more stupid shit, unaffected by the floggings the poster continues to receive.
    I can only assume that the poster is either totally devoid of self reflection, or else is an avatar that the Catallaxy Master(s) (sexual stereotype warning) is using to in vivo stress test contributors.
    Either way it is putting me off. Not that this matters a fuck. Just saying

  88. Rae

    Monica Lewinsky had access to the President’s penis.
    “Unprecedented” seems a smidgen over-cooked.

    Yes, Monicas access to the Presidential penis was definitely not “unprecedented”. More than a few others had accessed it before her.

  89. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2617670, posted on January 23, 2018 at 8:29 pm
    Pretty close DrBG.
    I was thinking pi.

    Face it, Arky, we’re both smartarses.

  90. Shy Ted

    Guardian headline – Crocodile Dundee was sexist, racist and homophobic. Let’s not bring that back.
    and
    Jimmy Carr criticised for saying New Zealand city needs earthquake to look better.
    but
    ‘I really will’: the stars who didn’t move to Canada when Trump won
    and
    Trump hasn’t just done a good job, he’s done a great job’ – the view from Muncie, Indiana.
    Sack those last two writers, it’s the Guardian.

  91. DrBeauGan

    That choice is irrational, BG.

    Transcendental, Delta.

    Soryy, stimpy.

  92. Tintarella di Luna

    Quite surprised by that, Calli. I’ve heard lamb shoulder -slow cooked – is divine. I’ve never tried doing it myself, however

    Gab you heard right, absolutely delish – Mary Berry has a great recipe – but lamb in any form cooked in any cuisine is always popular. I had never ever eaten lamb until the first time the Sunbather took me home to meet his parents. His beautiful mum cooked a lamb roast with all the trimmings, – it was a revelation. The first thing I asked my mamma was why we’d never eaten lamb. She explained that in our little country town all she could smell at the butcher’s was mutton and thought that was all she’d ever get so didn’t bother.

  93. John Constantine

    China is now the new colonial power in Papua New Guinea.

    While their Julie Bishop has indulged her pathetic and cringeworthy abject submission to the looting cartels that demand the economic and cultural genocide of traditional Australia, flying to paris to sign capitulation document after confession document after self critique document, she has abandoned Australias backyard to China.

    China to now build beautiful new roads right up into the unharvested high value timber areas of PNG.

    Australia sends our PNG money through New York, and the Clinton crime family keeps 97 cents out of the Australian tax dollar as administration fees.

    What a brilliant idea Julie bishop

  94. Nick

    Guardian headline – Crocodile Dundee was sexist, racist and homophobic. Let’s not bring that back.

    Unbelievable, we are forbidden from doing anything other than showing gays or trannies in a glowing light, lest we be homophobic.

  95. Delta A

    Transcendental, Delta.

    Nothing airy-fairy about it, BG.

    Square root of pi is an irrational number. I like my numerals neatly lined up and able to fit logically between one and ten. Is that really too much to ask?

  96. Tintarella di Luna

    Is the Hummuside squad involved?

    Winning bigly Baldrick

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Hummuside Squad.
    Noice.
    Very noice.

  98. overburdened

    Nick
    This is because poofterism is the National Sexuality of Australia. If you can get close enough to them, ask the young boys that are dragged out to Ceremony. It’s one of the few traditions that has not been swept away by the evils of being dragged out of the Stone Age, and I suspect it may soon be incorporated into Smoking Events and some such, if the Government can find the $Billions it will require to get past the Secret Men’s Business stuff; much like that required re Sacred Sites etc.

  99. Stimpson J. Cat

    A man, believed to be a well-known local lawyer aged in his 60s

    If the next one is a bank manager someone needs to find Sal At The Pub.

  100. Leigh Lowe

    Marcus

    #2617681, posted on January 23, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Glenn Maxwell displaying the benefits of not training “smart.”

    Whatever he’s doing in the nets, it’s obviously working for him.

    84 off 47 balls.
    Yep, he needs to become a sour prick like Smith.

  101. Stimpson J. Cat

    “Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?”

    Mr Moneypenny sounds f$cking gay.

  102. overburdened

    …and to give credence to the recently as today discovered agricultural propensities of our Noble Savages (TM), I would like to remind anyone interested that Harold Holt didn’t drown. He was taken by a Mini sub into the artesian system where he has set up a secret base under Ayres Rock, funded by the Sacred Vegemite Plantations the sustained our displaced heroes in the tough times. Azaria Chamberlain was not taken by a dingo. Harold and the indigs kidnapped her and are using her to be part of the program to breed a race of Superozzies.
    Don’t say you weren’t aware

  103. egg_

    pie = 8.54 yums

    Yummy phi(s)?

  104. sdfc

    84 off 47 balls.

    So Maxwell didn’t get out playing a dumb shot. Good for him

  105. Top Ender

    Funny, the comments under the Guardian/Dundee article are almost all critical of the sentiment of the piece.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    Quite surprised by that, Calli. I’ve heard lamb shoulder -slow cooked – is divine. I’ve never tried doing it myself, however

    Bit fatty compared to other cuts but tasty.
    We start ours on the barby to brown it. Being a bit fatty it flares up and really crisps the outside. Then roast in the oven.
    I wouldn’t pay more for shoulder than leg, but.

  107. cohenite

    The demorats have some of the craziest women in politics anywhere:

    Maxine waters
    Sheila Jackson lee
    Frederica Wilson
    Nancy Pelosi
    Elizabeth warren

    You could walk into any psychiatric institution in the world and not compile a bigger lot of mad women than that lot.

  108. Nick

    T E, I liked this one:

    I can see it now, Danny McBride will turn out to be the villain of the piece as (after Crocs death) his daughter who is a prominent campaigner for LGBT rights and in a life bond with Susan Derrier (her trans life partner who is black and in a wheelchair) is kidnapped by Danny and placed in an immigration centre.

    It’s up to Susan Derrier to campaign hard for her release while also printing leaflets about Trump being a fascist misogynist while getting up to all sorts of not so hilarious japes like having a period and telling everyone about it, being heckled by a middle aged white English man (he says hello in an offensive manner) etc.

    It will end with a disease wiping out all men on the planet who are neither non-white (and English, American or Australian) after his daughter (later found out to be called Mick also) has invented a cure for the planet and a way to make all women pregnant outside of their body in a biodegradable bag (lets say made out of hemp).

  109. DrBeauGan

    Nothing airy-fairy about it, BG.

    Square root of pi is an irrational number. I like my numerals neatly lined up and able to fit logically between one and ten. Is that really too much to ask?

    Nothing airy-fairy about transcendental numbers, Delta. They are the numbers that are not solutions to algebraic equations with rational coefficients. That is, nearly all of them.

    The number √π fits quite neatly between √3 and 2. I suspect you want your numbers to have nearest neighbours. Yes, it’s too much to ask. There isn’t a rational positive number next to zero.

    Sorry, but we need a continuinuinum. Otherwise Zeno’s paradox pokes us in the eye.

  110. overburdened

    TVOne television showed workers and shoppers running out of a mall in central Jakarta in panic.

    A grab from a story re an earthquake in Indonesia. This does not excuse but goes some way to explain my own frequent grammatical lapses. It was written by a journalist. I was illiterate until I learnt to read and write #wher’esMYhandout?

  111. Delta A

    Yes, it’s too much to ask. There isn’t a rational positive number next to zero.

    Well thanks, you’ve just spoiled my day completely.

  112. overburdened

    re the mathematic gymnastics- I think now would be a good time to crack out Occam’s razor

  113. egg_

    Nothing airy-fairy about it, BG.

    Square root of pi is an irrational number. I like my numerals neatly lined up and able to fit logically between one and ten. Is that really too much to ask?

    Sounds a tad Grigoryesque.

  114. Gab

    Lamballaxy

    You got a problem with that, hun?

    😀

  115. Delta A

    Sounds a tad Grigoryesque.

    That’s a gross insult, eggy. Awaiting your apology.

  116. C.L.

    I do.
    It should be Porkallaxy!
    Pork is the king of meats.

  117. Gab

    Better than discussing old shoes someone (not naming names) refuses to throw out.

  118. Leigh Lowe

    The one week of the year we can do some good old fashioned lambology, but no …

  119. cohenite

    Sorry, but we need a continuinuinum. Otherwise Zeno’s paradox pokes us in the eye.

    Good comment. Zeno is the mathematical expression of hope/delusion versus reality. Currently the West is in Zeno mode.

  120. Stimpson J. Cat

    Better than discussing old shoes someone (not naming names) refuses to throw out.

    OK we know it’s not Lizzie.
    She would never throw out shoes.

  121. Infidel Tiger

    Holy crap. The Project running a piece about the US economy booming thanks to Trump’s tax cuts. Of course they had to spoil it by interviewing The Kouk and the Mincing Poodle.

  122. Nick

    I do.
    It should be Porkallaxy!

    I chuckled.

  123. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2617725, posted on January 23, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I do.
    It should be Porkallaxy!
    Pork is the king of meats.

    To every meat there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
    Pork is for Christmas.
    Lamb is for Straya Day.
    The end.
     

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Holy crap. The Project running a piece about the US economy booming thanks to Trump’s tax cuts. Of course they had to spoil it by interviewing The Kouk and the Mincing Poodle.

    The boom is Obumbi’s legacy.

  125. Nick

    Quite fitting that the project is serving up some mutton this week in the form of Mrs Pirate Pete.

  126. H B Bear

    If you can get close enough to them, ask the young boys that are dragged out to Ceremony. It’s one of the few traditions that has not been swept away by the evils of being dragged out of the Stone Age, and I suspect it may soon be incorporated into Smoking Events and some such, …

    I imagine some kid getting his todger sliced up by an old guy whacking it with a rock on the big screen before the ALPFL Grand Final would be a big step towards Reconciliation too.

  127. Myrddin Seren

    Scrolled past Paul Murray on the TV in the motel.

    He has Derryn Hinch on.

    Please Derryn Hinch’s Second Liver – you know what you have to do and, believe me, your sacrifice will not go unnoticed.

  128. H B Bear

    Couldn’t be any worse than Meatloaf either.

  129. Arky

    Please Derryn Hinch’s Second Liver – you know what you have to do…

    ..
    Strangle Derwin in his sleep with his own small intestine?

  130. Overburdened;

    Winston
    Imagine for a while being wired and cramped up in a sub back in the day with a pack of similarly wired paranoics waiting for a ping (and maybe another pinger)

    Jesus. That thought just made the hair on my arms stand up.
    Mind you, I can’t imagine the need for methamphetamines for submariners.
    Try being a gunner on a Fockewulf Condor doing a Meteorological run out into the Atlantic.

  131. DrBeauGan

    cohenite
    #2617728, posted on January 23, 2018 at 9:35 pm
    Sorry, but we need a continuinuinum. Otherwise Zeno’s paradox pokes us in the eye.

    Good comment. Zeno is the mathematical expression of hope/delusion versus reality. Currently the West is in Zeno mode.

    Yep. If your language can’t handle reality, you build one that can. Credit to Zeno, he did show that the existing language of Greek mathematics wasn’t up to the job. But the Pythagoreans had shown that too. They knew that the diagonal of the unit square didn’t have a length. Not in the rational numbers that they had. The story goes that making this fact public earned a death penalty.

    That’s what happens when you can’t tell reality from the language you use to talk about it.

  132. Mark from Melbourne

    It’s a kind of rambling morality play, but the message is sensible enough… sometimes we get ourselves into these situations where it’s unthinkable to back out, and then the only way is to keep going even when that’s obviously a bad idea.

    Climate “science”, then.

  133. Steve trickler.

    It bet this interview, did not pan out, the way the reporter wanted. And it got interesting when he started ‘interviewing’ her.



    The French camera man turned his back quickly. And her, not long after.

  134. John Constantine;

    While their Julie Bishop has indulged her pathetic and cringeworthy abject submission to the looting cartels that demand the economic and cultural genocide of traditional Australia, flying to paris to sign capitulation document after confession document after self critique document, she has abandoned Australias backyard to China.

    China is attempting to outflank all the SE Asian countries, which, if it succeeds in PNG, will put it in a very strong strategic position.
    Docks and submarine pens in reach of the busiest waterways of the Asian area. What’s not to like?

  135. Oh come on

    From the Jerusalem Post:
    PENCE’S [Jerusalem] SPEECH: WHAT WAS IN IT, AND WHAT WAS NOT

    What was most striking about Vice President Mike Pence’s paean to Israel in the Knesset on Monday was that the other shoe never dropped.

    Former US president Barack Obama, his vice president Joe Biden, and their secretaries of state Hillary Clinton and John Kerry all gave numerous high-profile speeches in Israel and about Israel during their years in office.

    But listening to them, you always knew there would be a “but” clause. You expected as a matter of course that somewhere in the middle of their speech – starting with a line about the importance of “good friends” being open with one another and telling each other the truth – the honey would turn to vinegar.

    You always knew with the previous administration that at some point in the rhetoric the other shoe would drop, and a lecture would begin about how the current situation was unsustainable, how Israel could not be both Jewish and democratic, and how the settlements were a huge obstacle to peace.

    What made Pence’s speech remarkable was simply that there was no “but” clause.

    I’m glad the Israelis notice. Worth reading the rest.

  136. Oh come on

    From the Jerusalem Post:
    PENCE’S [Jerusalem] SPEECH: WHAT WAS IN IT, AND WHAT WAS NOT

    What was most striking about Vice President Mike Pence’s paean to Israel in the Knesset on Monday was that the other shoe never dropped.

    Former US president Barack Obama, his vice president Joe Biden, and their secretaries of state Hillary Clinton and John Kerry all gave numerous high-profile speeches in Israel and about Israel during their years in office.

    Like Pence, they all – each in his or her own way – praised the J00ish people for its resilience, and Israel for making the desert bloom.

    But listening to them, you always knew there would be a “but” clause. You expected as a matter of course that somewhere in the middle of their speech – starting with a line about the importance of “good friends” being open with one another and telling each other the truth – the honey would turn to vinegar.

    You always knew with the previous administration that at some point in the rhetoric the other shoe would drop, and a lecture would begin about how the current situation was unsustainable, how Israel could not be both J00ish and democratic, and how the settlements were a huge obstacle to peace.

    What made Pence’s speech remarkable was simply that there was no “but” clause.

    I’m glad the Israelis notice. Worth reading the rest.

  137. Sorry, but we need a continuinuinum. Otherwise Zeno’s paradox pokes us in the eye.

    We need a better class of smartarses.
    Ones who can spell continuum, preferably.
    🙂

  138. classical_hero

    My guess for Arky’s number is 56ish.

  139. Oh come on

    From the article above:

    Settlements: The vice president of the United States gave a speech without once using the word “settlements.”

    In comparison with the Obama years, this is nothing short of revolutionary. By contrast, Kerry dedicated much of his December 2016 hour-plus swan song speech on the Mideast to slamming Israel because of the settlements.

    I’d almost forgotten just how insufferable the Obama people could be. Thank God we’re rid of them.

  140. classical_hero

    An earthquake off the coast of Alaska has a tsunami warning.

  141. pete m

    tfm, good news. Glad your in law has great people with her.

  142. Mark from Melbourne

    My guess for Arky’s number is 56ish.

    Irrational, transcendental or just a bit wacky?

  143. classical_hero

    A little from column A and a little from column B.

    It’s a quote from Futurama.

  144. Leigh Lowe

    classical_hero

    #2617759, posted on January 23, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    An earthquake off the coast of Alaska has a tsunami warning.

    Hawaii possibly affected.
    I’ll bet some Hawaiians are going yaaaawwwn.

  145. Oh come on

    Not if the Hawaiian emergency centre hits the nuclear holocaust panic button by mistake, Leigh.

  146. Oh come on

    Actually, fatty Kim will end up shooting off one of his dodgy ballistic missiles, by sheer coincidence it’ll be heading straight for Maui, the alarm will sound and everyone will be going yaaaaawn.

  147. Snoopy

    Without John Kerry we couldn’t have enjoyed his shaggy dog story.

    When I was serving on a swiftboat in Vietnam, my crewmates and I had a dog we called VC. We all took care of him, and he stayed with us and loved riding on the swiftboat deck. I think he provided all of us with a link to home and a few moments of peace and tranquility during a dangerous time. One day as our swiftboat was heading up a river, a mine exploded hard under our boat. After picking ourselves up, we discovered VC was MIA. Several minutes of frantic search followed after which we thought we’d lost him. We were relieved when another boat called asking if we were missing a dog. It turns out VC was catapulted from the deck of our boat and landed confused, but unhurt, on the deck of another boat in our patrol.”

    Curiously the explosion which launched the dog through the air to miraculously land uninjured on another boat did no damage to Kerry’s boat, injured none of Kerry’s crew and was unnoticed by other boat crews in the vicinity. However the story was accepted without question by the MSM.

  148. Infidel Tiger

    His dog was called VC?

  149. feelthebern

    I felt a bit sorry for John Kerry.
    He married a fat, ugly, crazy (but rich) bird.
    Sad.
    Not winning.

  150. Snoopy

    His dog was called VC?

    Kerry was a bit of a scamp in his ‘Nam days.

  151. H B Bear

    You can prise Quentin Dumpster off Aunty’s tit with a six figure payout but you can’t take the staff co-op mentality out of the man. The Dumpster tweets on The Donald.

  152. Muddy

    China is attempting to outflank all the SE Asian countries, which, if it succeeds in PNG, will put it in a very strong strategic position.
    Docks and submarine pens in reach of the busiest waterways of the Asian area. What’s not to like?

    I made a similar comment last week or the week before, specifically regarding Simpson Harbour (Rabaul) and whether or not it is trafficable. If volcanic activity has abated and looks to continue that way, it would be a great position for a ‘rest and relaxation’ centre for the PLAN. They’d need something at Kavieng, of course.

  153. jupes

    The Dumpster tweets on The Donald.

    Comments are scathing of Wolfe and Dumpster.

  154. Vic in Prossy

    I think I could live just fine without Jim Courier.

  155. Old School Conservative

    Infidel Tiger
    #2617731, posted on January 23, 2018 at 9:37 pm
    Holy crap. The Project running a piece about the US economy booming thanks to Trump’s tax cuts. Of course they had to spoil it by interviewing The Kouk and the Mincing Poodle.

    Our erstwhile Treasurer was interviewed on 2GB today and almost gave President Trump some praise for lowering tax rates. Quickly moved on to say it was Congress who did it, and that’s why we must do it too.

    To his credit, Morrison did say that companies who earn profit deserve to keep more of it that they do now.

  156. He married a fat, ugly, crazy (but rich) bird.

    Well, yeah, but look at the deal she got – her husband is granite-faced plonker whose voice is the most powerful sedative known to man, and has trademark peach-coloured ties. They both bring powerful weaknesses to the union.

  157. Oh come on

    His dog was called VC?

    He named a treasured pet after the enemy. All you need to know about the man’s allegiances, really.

  158. egg_

    Quite fitting that the project is serving up some mutton this week in the form of Mrs Pirate Pete.

    Promos seem to be using the ‘Doris Day’ lens (vaseline).

  159. Oh come on

    Kerry was going to call the pooch Marxist Leninist Ho Chi Minh Thought, but he decided it was a bit of a mouthful.

  160. Old School Conservative

    classical_hero
    #2617759, posted on January 23, 2018 at 10:14 pm
    An earthquake off the coast of Alaska has a tsunami warning.

    For many Hawaiians the response will be “Surf’s up!”

  161. hzhousewife

    Thanks for that vid, Steve trickler, great to hear an ordinary person being articulate and actually interested in the world, you’d have a good night out with some robust discussion with that bloke.

    My Aussie day lamb will be long slow roast in the weber, leg of lamb covered with a thick chermoula paste. Can’t wait, yum.

  162. Leigh Lowe

    So many things you can do with lamb.
    Only one less than in New Zulland.

  163. John Constantine

    Ross Kemp on BBC knowledge channel, looking into the future of Australia, as laid out by the way the Chinese communist party operates mines in Mongolia.

    Sitting in a tin bath, lowered by cable down an incline to the coalface, the bath is filled up with coal by human pit ponies and winched up.

    Thirty dollars a day.

    Be chasing jobs like that when Veneztralia comes around.

  164. EvilElvis

    The forty year old wymynsys arrested for sending money to their Isis rape dungeon jihadis?.

    Federal government employee.

    How secure are the passwords on post-it notes in her office?.

    Our Isis rape jihadi federal employment program is our strength.

    Comrades maaaaates.

    Please John, I feel naked when you don’t do it…

  165. C.L.

    Better than discussing old shoes someone (not naming names) refuses to throw out.

    Please. They are Doc boots. Still have them. I did put them in a wheelie bin once but rescued them and found a cobbler to fix them (for about $180).

  166. DrBeauGan

    We need a better class of smartarses.
    Ones who can spell continuum, preferably.
    🙂

    It’s a Terry Pratchett joke, Winston.

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    From a volunteer firie – Fucking arson in this country should carry the death penalty.

    Sliante, to all on the Cat.

  168. C.L.

    Trump proves again that even when an enemy is half-nice to you, well, that’s no reason to cozy up. On the contrary, it’s a perfect time to escalate with a fresh attack:

    Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump

    Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: “Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.” Thank you for your honesty Jim!

    See also:

  169. Oh come on

    Does that guy plays for keeps or what. I love it.

  170. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The real Rosie the Riveter: Naomi Parker Fraley who is believed to have inspired the iconic ‘We Can Do It’ poster during World War II dies aged 96

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5301075/The-real-Rosie-Riveter-Naomi-Parker-Fraley-dies-96.html#ixzz550haOsQW
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    This ones for calli.

  171. C.L.

    Oh great. Clementine Ford has a fresh column up.
    And she isn’t raving on about how much she hates men!! Wow.
    This week she has a new target:

    Why nobody is more judgemental than middle class mothers.

    I had always heard about the “Mommy Wars” but it wasn’t until having my own child that I really experienced the full force of just how brutal they can be. I can’t speak for all communities or demographics, but it feels like white women in particular just love to be drawn into competitive mothering debates and it’s doing none of us any good.

    This is an oft-repeated, gutless tactic in all Ford columns.
    When she’s firing the generalised hate-Uzi (which is always), she lamely telegraphs that she’s excluding black and brown people from her assault. This is supposed to signal depth or tolerance or something. What it actually signals is the belief that black and brown folks are not culpable for their faults. Because, you know, they’re child-like.

  172. C.L.

    Yes, really:

    Victoria’s top cop says it’s NOT the job of police to fix Melbourne’s African gang problem and says the violence is a ‘social issue’.

    ‘If you’re looking for police to put it to bed, you’re looking in the wrong direction,’ Mr Ashton said after being grilled over the gang problem on 3AW.

  173. Oh come on

    If you want to know why the FISA memo isn’t being released immediately, here’s why – from a congresscritter who wants it released. He says that he’s read it and that every member of Congress who’s read it thinks it needs to be made public as a matter of urgency.

  174. Oh great. Clementine Ford has a fresh column up.

    I’m not sure that I can reconcile the term fresh together with Clementine Ford.

  175. C.L.

    Shapiro calls Jim Jordan “congressperson.”

    Dear oh dear.

  176. Old School Conservative

    Super Bowl LII “teaser“.
    Brilliant and very funny.

  177. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Better than discussing old shoes someone (not naming names) refuses to throw out.

    OK we know it’s not Lizzie.
    She would never throw out shoes.

    Not throwing out old shoes is CL re his ancient RM Williams.
    Gab has been on at him for years about that.

    I must admit that I also like many of my older shoes. Finding storage for them all is getting difficult. I have resolved to throw some out tomorrow, now that the issue has been raised. I’ve already got rid of some with heels too high to transit the human frame. Others of that genre I have kept, mostly just to look at. Then I shall move on to handbags, as I have far too many of them, although none of the $25k sort that Mal bought for Lucy’s birthday a year or so ago. Perhaps Lucy is like some I know, who have locked display cases for their handbags. Mine are jumbled on top of each other on two wardrobe shelves.

    That life-changing lizard skin bag is long gone – it was one of my initial forays into the world of real handbags when I was a first made a copywriter and realized my cheap plastic Westie bags would not cut it with clients wives for their ‘at home’ cocktails in Point Piper. As with my croc skin bag of yore, the reptilian lizard scales sort of fell open after a while, although both beat the vinyl and leather of today for longevity and stylishness. I have five black leather handbags of good make in excellent condition but which I consider dull. I hereby resolve to get rid of them too. St. Vinnies will do well tomorrow. I’ll keep the little black Oroton one though for sentimental reasons. Like CL and his RMs.

  178. jupes

    … but it feels like white women in particular …

    There is nothing more pathetic than white person racist against whites. Seriously.

  179. C.L.

    Lizzie, you’re mixing up my boot situations.
    I throw out RMs with no sentimentality.
    I won’t throw out my beaten, paint-splattered and hammered Doc Marten work boots.

  180. C.L.

    Would-be Miss Italy contestant Alessia Spagnulo (24) targeted with abuse for appearing with her baby at casting call. In The Australian and The Times.
    Italian – La Presse Verso Miss Italia, una mamma in passerella: insulti per Alessia Spagnulo – has a better picture of the scene.
    Sad. When you think of Italy, you think of a culturally ingrained love of bambini.
    But demographers now say Italians will be a minority in Italy by 2080.

  181. Steve trickler.

    Crowder is good for a laugh.

    Ha!



  182. DrBeauGan

    CL, I ran the Italian through Google translate out of curiosity. I got this:

    Yes to the casting Romano presented by “sent 365” with his daughter of 5 months net pocket. Alessia Spagnulo and an aspiring Miss Italy, a bit ‘special: Mom recently, her daughter with him has separated from the body to carry the gods in the parent catwalk since it does not have that can help them or some babysitting. “Motherhood is not founding the House block by a grant from the prevention of realizing egloges.” MIA daughter comes with me? “, Has declared to the Corriere della Sera. Yet not all have supported: in the mold, seeing his photos, distorted they gave the exhibitionist and his mother, who, bear to be the child with

  183. Steve trickler.

    hzhousewife
    #2617783, posted on January 23, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Hello. Enjoy the lamb.

    Add mint sauce.

  184. EvilElvis

    Christ, we’re all in bed early tonight!

    Sweet dreams, little kitties.

  185. Oh come on

    Skip to 1min 25sec here to watch a bunch of losers run down the system that provides them with the highest standard of living and liberty in the ME, and instead agitate to return Israel to a state of Shitholistan.

  186. Oh come on

    Those chaps in the white yarmulkes are very efficient, are they not?

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    Apparently I missed another series of Testes’ international relations lectures today. Oh well.

    No doubt there’ll be another one tomorrow.

  188. Top Ender

    The Luke Buckmaster reviewer who was scathing about Crocodile Dundee has form. Here he is reviewing the movie once before. And of course it shows up Aussies for the rubes they are:

    But despite (or perhaps because of) their stupidity the jokes inadvertently tap into something deeper: a kind of Australian who still exists and a country that accommodates them. By turn, the film comments – however unintentionally – on rural Australia as a place populated by flaky people who have little understanding of the world around them.

  189. Top Ender

    Max Hastings on the Russian threat:

    …this is because, with the NHS and welfare budgets almost devouring the State, a weak British government flinches from responding realistically to the challenges to our national security.

    The Treasury lavishes resources only on the intelligence services, because terrorists represent a daily threat to ordinary British people on our streets.

    Yet, as General Carter said last night, terrorists cannot destroy our society, whereas the Russians pose a major threat to the West’s stability.


    Read more

  190. Top Ender

    Meanwhile in Melbourne:

    Less than two years after moving to Melbourne to pursue a dream job, Elena Morgan now feels forced to find a new home, having become one of the latest victims of a wave of street attacks that have engulfed the Victorian capital.

    The 25-year-old department store employee says she was waiting for a bus on one of Melbourne’s busiest streets on January 9 when she was set upon by three women who repeatedly punched her and tried to push her into the path of oncoming traffic.

    The attack, in Hoddle Street, East Melbourne, at 7.25am, ended only after a passing bus driver stopped his vehicle and intervened. “I was fearing for my life,” she said. “They were just angry, they wanted to pick a fight and they could see that I was an easy target.”

    Ms Morgan spoke to The Australian on the same day Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said police were locking up “as many we can” to stop street gang attacks that have rocked the city over December and January.

    Victoria Police yesterday ­released CCTV images of a separate group of women wanted for questioning after an attack inside a lift at Southbank on New Year’s Day.

    Two of Ms Morgan’s three alleged assailants, who were all of African appearance, were arrested by police within hours of the attack. Victoria Police confirmed that the pair had been at an out-of-control party the previous night that police had dispersed. Each is charged with attempted robbery and assault.

    Ms Morgan said she was chatting on the phone to her father in Sydney and clutching a Gucci handbag when the three teenage women made a beeline for her and demanded she get off her phone.

    When she refused, they repeatedly punched her in the head and tried to shove her onto the road.

    Transdev bus driver James Urquhart stopped his vehicle when he noticed Ms Morgan clinging onto the bus stop as the teens surrounded her.

    As he jumped out and went to check on her, the teens fled. He ushered her into the bus and contacted Transdev’s control centre which phoned the police and ambulance.

    He then told passengers the service would be delayed as he waited for police to arrive, and encouraged them to transfer to another bus behind them.

    The ordeal left Ms Morgan with head injuries and spinal bruising. Her father listened to the entire attack on the phone.

    Ms Morgan praised Mr Urquhart for his quick thinking and springing to her aid. She also praised police for apprehending two of the women but said more action was needed against street gangs responsible for a string of ­violent and destructive acts across Melbourne this summer.

    Link

  191. Tom

    Martin Trumble wants to save his soul by throwing another $60 million of other people’s money at The Little Reef That Could — the inspiration for Larry Pickering’s first cartoon of 2018 and his latest rant: Stop playing god with our money, Mr Turnbull, and let the crown of thorns do its job

  192. Tom

    Miguel Cordova (Oakland Post) has Down Under on his mind.

  193. Tom

    There’s no new Michael Ramirez cartoon today, but there is a fantastic interview he did last month in Hawaii with his friend Kathy Nance at the local community media centre. It runs 15 minutes and covers his relationship with US national politics and it’s illustrated with a selection of his best work.

  194. Geriatric Mayfly

    Mystery real-life Rosie the Riveter dies

    My sympathies to your avatar Calli.

  195. DrBeauGan

    Tom, the link died on me after a few minutes. Maybe I’m running low on data, maybe there’s something wrong with it.

    Ps. Thanks again for the toons.

  196. stackja

    Rita Panahi: Celebrities, just stick to the day job
    Rita Panahi, Herald Sun
    January 23, 2018 11:28pm
    Subscriber only
    AUSTRALIAN celebrities have learnt nothing from their US brethren about the fatuity of playing politics. Other than alienating half their potential audience — closer to 90 per cent if they’re slamming Australia Day — artists tend to do their political cause more harm than good.

    Just about every actor, singer, athlete and comedian publicly backed Hillary Clinton and we all know how well that turned out. There’s been much written about how Clinton’s celebrity endorsements were ultimately counter-productive.

    That those in the artistic community lean further Left than the average member of the socialist alliance is nothing new, but now they can share their harebrained views of the world via social media.

    They say never meet your heroes to save yourself disappointment. The same could be said about following them on social media where you’re typically regaled with insipid, ill-informed political insights on everything from border protection (it’s bad and racist) to Australia Day (it’s bad and racist).

    If you’ve had the misfortune of watching or listening to the ABC or reading the plethora of Leftist publications, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Australia Day is a celebration of genocide and white power.

    Aboriginal leaders such as Jacinta Price and Dr Anthony Dillon are fed up with the annual debate.

    Having the likes of Darren Hayes, Pat Cash, Shane Jacobson or Jimmy Barnes jump on the “change-the-date” bandwagon will not do anything other than irritate a few of their fans.

    Australians are too smart to be swayed by celebrity opinion. Barnes in particular has been particularly active on social media in recent weeks.

    The rocker and sometime cruise-boat crooner took to twitter to abuse Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, Minister for Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg and most recently Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi.

    The reaction of certain musicians to Bernardi’s Australia Day playlist was particularly petulant. Fancy a musician trying to dictate who can or cannot listen to their music or add their track to a Spotify playlist.

    The more we discuss Australia Day, the clearer it is that there is a chasm between community sentiment and attitudes pushed by media, political and celebrity class.

    Rita Panahi is a Herald Sun columnist

  197. Herodotus

    Britain and France are both making noises about cracking down on fake news.
    Any crackdown here would have to start with ABC and Fairfax.

  198. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sea levels to remain stable. The weight of all that water from melting glaciers and icecaps caused by global warming, has seen a dramatic shift of the sea bed in the Gulf of Alaska (Once known as an earthquake.) This new depression may even be large enough to effect a fall in sea-levels world wide.

  199. stackja

    Lawyer Ho Ledinh, 65,

    Speaking at the scene, Bankstown LAC Inspector Brad Thorne told media that the motivation for the shooting was as yet unclear. However, the victim’s shaken best friend Van Giang Nguyen said he ­believed Mr Ledinh’s career as a criminal lawyer may be linked to his murder. “This job is a horrible job. It’s good money but its ­because of the job I think,” he said.

    Police probably know who organised it, but getting proof? A smart lawyer there to help the accused.

  200. stackja

    Herodotus
    #2617843, posted on January 24, 2018 at 6:47 am
    Britain and France are both making noises about cracking down on fake news.
    Any crackdown here would have to start with ABC and Fairfax.

    If it is reported, it is probably fake.

  201. Tintarella di Luna

    Miguel Cordova (Oakland Post) has Down Under on his mind

    Absolutely classic – love it – Thank you Tom

  202. Mike of Marion

    Tom – good coverage this morning – thank you

  203. Tintarella di Luna

    Margo Robbie scores an Oscar Nomination – she is a very beautiful woman I just hope she doesn’t open her mouth about politics. I wonder if she put out to get along?

  204. John Constantine

    Stratford today reports that Putin’s Russia is becoming short term poorer in its drive for self sufficiency, but will become long term independent.

    In Australia, we see our oligarchs and corruptocracy simply deindustrialise the country, export our manufacturing capacity to transnational looting cartels, then import everything from the Chinese communist party.

    Our autocrats become richer in the short term, but a balkanized nation of nations, powered by godless commie solar panels and a united nations decreed population Ponzi scheme can have no future independence.

    The world bank will bail us out eventually.

    For terms and conditions.

    Comrades.

  205. cynical1

    Max Hastings on the Russian threat:

    …this is because, with the NHS and welfare budgets almost devouring the State, a weak British government flinches from responding realistically to the challenges to our national security.

    The Treasury lavishes resources only on the intelligence services, because terrorists represent a daily threat to ordinary British people on our streets.

    Yet, as General Carter said last night, terrorists cannot destroy our society, whereas the Russians pose a major threat to the West’s stability.

    The Choom Gang were available for comment.

    “Hey dudes, chill out, the 80’s want their cold war back”.

  206. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2617847, posted on January 24, 2018 at 6:53 am
    Miguel Cordova (Oakland Post) has Down Under on his mind

    Absolutely classic – love it – Thank you Tom

    Jaws Down Under

    Footage of real sharks was shot by Ron and Valerie Taylor in the waters off Dangerous Reef in South Australia, with a short actor in a miniature shark cage to create the illusion that the sharks were enormous.[56] During the Taylors’ shoot, a great white attacked the boat and cage. The footage of the cage attack was so stunning that Spielberg was eager to incorporate it in the film. No one had been in the cage at the time, however, and the script, following the novel, originally had the shark killing Hooper in it. The storyline was consequently altered to have Hooper escape from the cage, which allowed the footage to be used.[57][58] As production executive Bill Gilmore put it, “The shark down in Australia rewrote the script and saved Dreyfuss’s character.”[59]

  207. calli

    I had always heard about the “Mommy Wars” but it wasn’t until having my own child that I really experienced the full force of just how brutal they can be. I can’t speak for all communities or demographics, but it feels like white women in particular just love to be drawn into competitive mothering debates and it’s doing none of us any good.

    Just wait until Clemmie trips over some Tiger Mums.

  208. Tom

    BeauGan at 5.47am, the YouTube link works fine for me.

  209. Tintarella di Luna

    Just wait until Clemmie trips over some Tiger Mums.

    And given that her child is a son I’m she’s realised the only fluidity about gender is the manner of it’s elimination.

  210. Tintarella di Luna

    Apparently the autobiography of Mike Carlton will be published this year – one comment suggests it should be called: Out from Under a Rock: Diary of a Slater

  211. Tom

    This will be most upsetting for the Ponds Institute, whose highly scientific online poll found 99% of Australians want the date changed immediately:

    An overwhelming 70 per cent of Australians do not want the date of Australia Day changed and only 11 per cent believe it should be moved from January 26, according to a new poll.

    Commissioned by free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, the poll of more than 1000 Australians found only 23 per cent of Australians thought councils should stop holding citizenship ceremonies on January 26, and 50 per cent disagreed with the councils that had moved them.

    Respondents were also asked for their views on Australian history and national pride, with 76 per cent saying they believe Australia has a history to be proud of and 11 per cent disagreeing. Of those surveyed, 87 per cent said they were proud to be Australian and 3 per cent said they were not.

    Amid calls from Greens leader Richard Di Natale to change the date, IPA foundations of Western civilisation program director Bella d’Abrera said everyday Australians wanted to celebrate Australia Day on January 26.

    “It is encouraging that Australians overwhelmingly reject the negative rhetoric about our nation’s history continually pushed by many on the left. This is evidence that Australians both value and understand British institutions such as liberal democracy and the rule of law which have made Australia the successful nation that it is today.”

    The IPA poll results are similar to those revealed in a Guardian Essential poll published in September but contrast with a survey published last week by the left-leaning Australia Institute, which found that 56 per cent of Australians “don’t really mind” when Australia Day is held.

  212. Tintarella di Luna

    This will be most upsetting for the Ponds Institute, whose highly scientific online poll found 99% of Australians want the date changed immediately:

    99% – how amazing is that?

  213. John Constantine

    Local councils must obviously begin seriously reallocating resources to increase the proles understanding of the consequences of racism and colonialism and the ability of the State and its self appointed council Mouths of Sauron to crush those on the wrong side of history.

  214. Tel

    99% – how amazing is that?

    Quite low, by the standards of North Korean democracy.

  215. calli

    Forget North Korea, ISIS, satanic Globalisation rumours. The ultimate horror is upon us. There’s an avocado shortage!

  216. DrBeauGan

    BeauGan at 5.47am, the YouTube link works fine for me.

    Worked for me too this time. Dunno what went wrong the first two times.

    It was very good. Ramirez is a smart man and sees what’s there. I think he may be underestimating Trump and the level of corruption. And perhaps also the quasi-religious acceptance of leftism by the political class and their stooges.

  217. Baldrick

    An overwhelming 70 per cent of Australians do not want the date of Australia Day changed and only 11 per cent believe it should be moved from January 26, according to a new poll.

    News you won’t hear about on TheirABC.

  218. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Justin Trudeau tells Davos: tackle inequality or risk failure (of the glorious revolution)
    Canadian prime minister says employing more women is the smart thing to do (to fast track global communism)

  219. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Apologies, CL. I just popped in on spec for 5 mins late last night and didn’t much read upthread.
    Of course it is your old docs that have been the bone of contention with Gab.
    And your habit of not reading upthread also. 🙂

  220. Tel

    After Justin Trudeau hands his job over to a woman and retires, I’ll consider doing the same.

  221. John Constantine

    The security protecting the good and the great at Davos.

    Men with guns and fences?.

    Why not go all wymynsys for the security at this most exclusive and agenda setting of forums?.

    [We can just imagine Australias giddy with excitement delegationl, they mightn’t know what they just signed, but they feel that they agree with it completely.]

    What a brilliant idea, Julie bishop.

  222. H B Bear

    The Ponds Institute left-leaning? A vile slur. The Institute contains a carefully balanced selection of former Greens staffers.

  223. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    David L doing good works in parliament, Cory Bernardi too, report in today’s OZ:

    Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm has accused the federal government of racism after the staff of all federal politicians were offered special “cultural awareness” training to help them interact with Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.
    Ministerial and parliamentary services employees were offered two hours’ training designed to provide “a better understanding of indigenous Australians in your workplace, social environments and the community in which you live and work”.
    “Whether you are delivering services specifically to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, working with indigenous colleagues, working with the general public or you just want to increase your understanding about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people you live with, this course is of benefit to you,” an email to staff said.
    The course includes an overview of indigenous Australian history; the modern impact; understanding common terms and indigenous culture; protocols, including awareness of sensitive issues affecting indigenous people, and indigenous people in today’s workplace.
    Senator Leyonhjelm said although the training was not compulsory, he was opposed to the use of taxpayers’ money to deliver it. “It’s racist because it favours a particular race (indigenous Australians) over another race (all other Australian races),” Senator Leyonhjelm said.
    “It infers other Australians require training to become culturally aware of indigenous Australians, whereas we don’t require training to be aware of other cultures (Swedish barons, for example).”
    He said such training was “misguided”. “I went to school with Aborigines and we mostly got on fine,” he said. “When people choose to be racists, cultural training won’t help.”
    Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi said: “This kind of tokenistic fawning is symptomatic of the growing malaise relentlessly foisted upon us by the politically correct mafia.”
    Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the training was not compulsory.

    If the issue is so important a short series of bullet points on one sheet of paper would surely have been sufficient to alert MP’s to ‘key cultural issues’ that may a big stretch have some relevance to MP’s. This idea has to go: the belief that it takes half a day of someone’s time, plus biscuits and morning tea, and considerable expense when all costs are counted, to simply gain a small amount of mostly useless information.

  224. John Constantine

    If Trump funds the dreamers from existing refugee funding, and cuts united nations refugee immigration by the number of dreamers, the net effect could be zero [ take years to even up.]

    Cut the corrupt immigration lottery, which only exists to transform the polity, cut the birth tourism for citizenship rort, cut chain migration, watch robotics and artificial intelligence fill in the unskilled job market and away they go.

  225. John Constantine

    The Chinese communist party have done one exceptional thing, somehow the Chinese wool processing sector has developed improvements that enable them to make big profits from processing wool of a short length that wasn’t in demand until recently.

    Had a beer at a mates place with a few blokes last night and one fresh market report was of twenty dollars a kilo for wool that was shorn at six months, rather than the traditional twelve months.

    Old mate is going straight out and buying another tractor on the strength of it.

  226. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Also, today in the Oz – some sense at last emerging in Victoria:

    Victoria’s Liberal opposition is set to make a revamp of the state’s school system a key election issue, promising to “de-clutter’’ content introduced as part of the national curriculum and simplify teaching around basics like literacy and numeracy.
    The Coalition will today ­announce that Centre for Independent Studies education and ­literacy expert Jennifer Buckingham will conduct a review of the state’s curriculum, as a priority of its education policy ahead of this year’s election.
    The announcement comes as the Coalition unveils a School Education Values Statement, which argues cultural change is needed to halt stagnating PISA scores for numeracy, ­literacy and science.
    The values statement calls for the Safe Schools program to be scrapped and argues that some elements of the Australian Curriculum — or the national framework states adopted in 2014 — could be distracting from core skills such as reading, writing and maths.
    Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said Victoria’s school system needed to recognise that basic ­literacy and numeracy skills were the most critical determinants in getting students job ready.

  227. stackja

    2GB report Sydney train vote is rigged to support the strike.

  228. Old School Conservative

    The murderer of criminal lawyer Ho Ledinh yesterday at Bankstown had a cunning disguise.

    He was wearing a fluorescent yellow high-visibility shirt.

  229. stackja

    Rafael Nadal wants Australian Open organisers to rethink the scheduling of the tournament after a spate of injuries
    Matt Windley, News Corp Australia Network
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only
    THE “change the date” debate is set to explode again in Australian Open circles after Rafael Nadal’s tournament-ending injury brought down the curtain on an epic quarterfinal against Marin Cilic on Tuesday night.

    A devastated Nadal was at a loss to explain his injury — which he could only pinpoint as being “high on the leg”.

  230. Old School Conservative

    stackja
    #2617877, posted on January 24, 2018 at 8:15 am
    2GB report Sydney train vote is rigged to support the strike.

    I’d believe that. Let’s look at some issues that have surfaced recently.
    No overtime tomorrow because today’s vote will be too late to organise overtime – I call BS on that claim.
    Hundreds of train drivers doing consistent overtime is necessary for the network to operate efficiently – this one smacks of union pressure to limit the number of drivers so overtime can enrich those currently employed.
    Any half-way decent manger could find ways of increasing the driver workforce. Giving intelligent retirees part time or casual work is one way.

  231. Farmer Gez

    Nadal and Djokovic are carrying repetitive use injuries with no cure but rest.
    Every sports pundit had Federer (five years older) dead and buried a few years ago, who’s laughing now?

  232. Old School Conservative

    John Constantine
    #2617875, posted on January 24, 2018 at 8:08 am
    The Chinese communist party have done one exceptional thing…

    Perhaps they are slowly embracing the concept of a free market.
    Yesterday I read of the huge wages being offered to airline pilots in order to encourage them to relocate to China and fly for the Chinese airlines.

  233. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Chinese communist party have done one exceptional thing, somehow the Chinese wool processing sector has developedstolen improvements that enable them to make big profits from processing wool of a short length that wasn’t in demand until recently.

    FIFY

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