Wednesday Forum: January 31, 2018

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  1. calli

    The after-party was scheduled to take place at the pair’s beloved Stonewall Hotel on Oxford Street. Forster, a karaoke fiend, was to join female impersonator Gayna Tension to sing the Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland renditions of Get Happy and Happy Days Are Here Again.

    Of course. How very original.

  2. H B Bear

    Police in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT were deployed in the large-scale truck safety crackdown on Thursday, dubbed “Operation Rolling Thunder”.

    Would it have killed them to call it “Operation Rubber Duck” and had this playing on high rotation at all the checkpoints?

  3. Why in hell’s name did they need to change the law to do that?

    They didn’t; the law change was a giant “F#%k you!”

  4. Gab

    Christine Forster getting “married”. Why is this newsworthy?

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Edwards will also revert to her maiden name, Virginia Flitcroft.

    How do you survive high school with a name like that?

  6. Atoms for Peace

    Gab. The MSM is still obsessed with all things Abbott.

  7. Snoopy

    the pair’s beloved Stonewall Hotel on Oxford Street

    Stonewall? Named in homage to the rent boy beat known as ‘The Wall’ in nearby Darlinghurst Road? These people are sick.

  8. Stimpson J. Cat

    Was that your superfullbluebloodof1000vestalvirginsfull moon screed or an actual article written by a person?

    Lili Loofbourow is a real person yes.
    Check out her website for more fun.

  9. Snoopy

    Would it have killed them to call it “Operation Rubber Duck”

    Operation Shakedown would be more honest.

  10. Snoopy

    Stephen Innes, head of Asia Pacific trading at Oanda sees Bitcoin tumbling further to the $ 5,000-to-$ 6,000 range before eventually recovering to $ 10,000-to-$ 15,000.

    Hang in there, boys.

  11. John Constantine

    One of the interesting things about the safe trucks blitz is the amount of zero tolerance defects the squad could find.

    As previously mentioned, a nick in a seat or a stone chip in a windscreen is enough once zero tolerance comes in.

    Chain of responsibility means that if they so chose, the farmer whose business the truck had loaded from can be prosecuted for allowing a defective vehicle to leave his place.

    The drug test thing means theoretically the farmer is liable if a driver has loaded at his place and is detected driving with substance in bloodstream.

    Chain of responsibility means freight rates go up to fund Big Compliance departments at Big Truck labor donor companies. Unionised.

    Comrades.

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Operation Rolling Thunder”.

    The American bombing of North Viet Nam. What a public relations success that was…

  13. Leigh Lowe

    Police in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT were deployed in the large-scale truck safety crackdown on Thursday, dubbed “Operation Rolling Thunder”.

    Oh, Jesus.
    What flog came up with that?

    The operation began early on Thursday. By 10pm, police had stopped 5,000 trucks and and drug-tested 1,752 drivers.

    So a 3.8% detection rate

    60 drivers had taken a Codral.

  14. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh this is hilarious.

    I just got an email from serviceseeking.com.au with the header:

    Avoiding “unfriendly” wedding vendors when planning a same sex wedding

    Cris & Clare’s story: ServiceSeeking.com.au proudly helps the first same sex couples in Australia tie the knot
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    Cristina wanted to work with people that were supportive of their same-sex wedding. “Everyone who quoted on ServiceSeeking.com.au was really excited about planning a same-sex wedding, and the site made it really easy for us to avoid those who weren’t.
    Media site Lesbians on the Loose had this to say about the couples experience:
    “Clare Matchett and Cristina del Rosario have found a solution to avoid disgruntled suppliers by using gay friendly online services site ServiceSeeking.com.au to book their celebrant, hair & makeup artists, a wedding photographer and DJ. The best part was that they could post their requirements upfront, and only “interested” businesses reached out with a quote.”
    So if you are a couple looking to avoid disagreeable wedding vendors, or simply want to avoid difficult conversations with a business, list your job on ServiceSeeking.com.au.

  15. Squawkbox;

    Yes, I remember Metalstorm. The tech was clever, but never made much sense to me for practical military purposes. OK, shooting a thousand rounds a second or whatever it was is cool, but it means you’ve run out of ammo in about the time it takes to blink. Unless you are in a large ship or fixed fortification.

    CIWS – Close In Weapon System. Terminal defence against missiles is its niche, IIRC. Same job as the Phalanx, ammo supposedly much cheaper and more could be stored in the same place as the Phalanx 20mm.

  16. egg_

    Police in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT were deployed in the large-scale truck safety crackdown on Thursday, dubbed “Operation Rolling Thunder”.

    Is that their guts?

  17. Baldrick

    Former Family First senator Lucy Gichuhi joins Liberal Party in a shock move, boosting the government’s majority

    Malcolm Turnbull ✔ @TurnbullMalcolm
    Welcome to the Liberal Party @senatorlucy!

    Apparently, Lucie Gichuhi dumping Family First, then going independent and then joining the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party is good news.
    Cory Bernardi dumping the Liberals, not so much.

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Apparently, Lucie Gichuhi dumping Family First, then going independent and then joining the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party is good news.
    Cory Bernardi dumping the Liberals, not so much.

    The ironing had not escaped me, Balders.

  19. egg_

    Chain of responsibility means freight rates go up to fund Big Compliance departments at Big Truck labor donor companies.

    The vox pops of said drivers on Aunty were all ESL middle aged Southern Europeans for some reason.

  20. John Constantine

    No offence need occur for a successful prosecution to occur under chain of safe trucks responsibility.

    If the State attends your farm, and you do not have a written policy on safe trucks and solid evidence that you zero tolerance monitor drivers and vehicles for safety, you are wide open and defenceless against the crushing power of the State.

    If you are an owner driver of a Truck as well, Operation Rolling Thunder Two is coming for you.

    Show us your permits and paperwork, Comrade.

  21. cynical1

    “To all the grown men out there,” CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was obliged to instruct in the wake of another GOP sexual harassment scandal last week, “the younger women who work for you don’t want to date you; do not want to be your soul mate; do not want to go to icecream with you; do not want to be your partner.”

    Hugh Hefner was unavailable for comment.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    SA Police are a disgrace.
    Someone writes a crime book which might sell 200 copies until they get their head on TV saying they know where the Beaumont children are buried.
    The book now sells 20,000, Plod spends the day doing gardening at an old factory site, and they tear the scab off an old wound for the parents (now in their 90’s).
    And … they find nothing.
    Grandstanding arseholes.

  23. Baldrick

    This tweet hasn’t aged well …

    Christopher Pyne ✔ @cpyne
    Cory Bernardi was elected as a Liberal. The honourable course is for him to resign his seat and for him to recontest it as an independent.
    8:22 AM · Feb 7, 2017

  24. nemkat

    Great news about Lucy Gichuhi.
    Bob Day was denied Liberal preselection, won a Senate Seat for Family First, lost it due to some unexplainable technicality, now the Seat is back in Liberal hands.

  25. Nick

    To all the grown men out there,” CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was obliged to instruct in the wake of another GOP sexual harassment scandal last week, “the younger women who work for you don’t want to date you; do not want to be your soul mate; do not want to go to icecream with you; do not want to be your partner.”

    Ok, so age is a line drawn in the sand ? Imagine a younger man similar about cougars. You’d hear the screams from space.

  26. Eyrie

    Leigh Lowe, I might have dodged a bullet. The guy I knew reckoned some tech I had invented might have been useful for Nulka but he couldn’t tell me anything as I didn’t have the required clearance.
    Metalstorm may have been useful in protecting missiles in silos from incoming thermonuclear warheads. The GAU-8 from the A-10 was proposed for this as part of a layered defence.

  27. Nick

    One Liberal insider said the move was a momentum changer and another described the addition of a senator as a “significant public signal” at a time when some party members had shifted support to the Australian Conservatives or Nick Xenophon’s new grouping SA Best.

    Momentum changer, hahahahaha.

  28. egg_

    younger women who work for you don’t want to date you; do not want to be your soul mate; do not want to go to icecream with you; do not want to be your partner.

    Funny, my brother’s much younger partner pursued him for years and finally got him, liar.

  29. Eyrie

    Lucie Gichuhi has sold out. Nothing wrong with that it is just a bad feeling. Worst feeling in the world is trying to sell out when nobody is buying, h/t NormanSpinrad : “Bug Jack Barron”.

  30. cynical1

    Christine Forster getting “married”. Why is this newsworthy?

    What is newsworthy is her look.

    All she needs is silicon implants and David Marr will be in love with him.

  31. egg_

    some party members had shifted support to… Nick Xenophon’s new grouping SA Best.

    Teh Xylophone can buy his own pardee, too?

  32. Roger

    Dept of PM & Cabinet admits responsibility for Cabinet files stuff up.

    The ABC seems keen to draw a line under it, but we’d like details please, Martin Parkinson.

  33. calli

    The Stonewall Hotel is a reference to this, not The Wall.

  34. egg_

    Dept of PM & Cabinet admits responsibility for Cabinet files stuff up.

    What was the subject of the “negotiations”?

  35. Atoms for Peace

    Anyone could fake retail and cash in on SSM. Hope they are ready for wedding sticker shock.

  36. Roger

    Lucie Gichuhi has sold out.

    Quite a coup for Maladroit.

    A great pity she’s given up her independence.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Eyrie

    #2626334, posted on February 2, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Leigh Lowe, I might have dodged a bullet. The guy I knew reckoned some tech I had invented might have been useful for Nulka 

    There were a couple on the go.
    That was the ship launched hovering decoy, right?
    Oh, you would have got paid alright, no problems there.
    But the thing was the biggest open-ended R&D project ever.

  38. egg_

    Methinks Costa on Gardening Oz has finally lost the plot.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    This tweet hasn’t aged well

    Pyneing for the Fords.

    IT CAME FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA (Blair yesterday)

  40. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Funny, my brother’s much younger partner pursued him for years and finally got him, liar.

    I witnessed a similar case – a very calculating, much younger, lady pursued Daddy Bigbucks for some time , before she allowed him to think he’d caught her.

  41. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bob Day was denied Liberal preselection, won a Senate Seat for Family First, lost it due to some unexplainable technicality, now the Seat is back in Liberal hands.

    Ah so the Liberals screwed Bob Day, then they screwed Family First voters by knocking off Day, then they screwed them again by doing a Cheryl Kernot with his replacement. That’s an impressive triple. Those voters won’t be preferencing the Libs for about the next three centuries methinks.

  42. Snoopy

    Methinks Costa on Gardening Oz has finally lost the plot.

    Did he resign from the job for (almost) life?

  43. H B Bear

    Former Family First senator Lucy Gichuhi joins Liberal Party in a shock move, boosting the government’s majority

    Never seen a rat climb onto a sinking ship. The Lieborals don’t have a majority in the Senate and probably never will.

  44. Infidel Tiger

    Malcolm Turnbull ✔ @TurnbullMalcolm
    Welcome to the Liberal Party @senatorlucy!

    Apparently, Lucie Gichuhi dumping Family First, then going independent and then joining the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party is good news.
    Cory Bernardi dumping the Liberals, not so much.

    She must have been so happy with the SSM result that she gaily abandoned all her principles.

  45. Delta A

    Peter Ridd legal fund total now more than $75,500. Evidently, people feel strongly about universities gagging those who speak against the groupthink.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Someone will have to explain to her why she is unemployed next year.

  47. H B Bear

    IT – exactly. I wonder what number position on the ballot they have offered her? Chances are it won’t matter anyway.

  48. Snoopy

    Never seen a rat climb onto a sinking ship.

    Lucy has form. She left Kenya for Australia.

  49. Infidel Tiger

    Great news about Lucy Gichuhi.
    Bob Day was denied Liberal preselection, won a Senate Seat for Family First, lost it due to some unexplainable technicality, now the Seat is back in Liberal hands.

    This makes zero sense.

  50. H B Bear

    Methinks Costa on Gardening Oz has finally lost the plot.

    Hairy little Socialist gnome.

  51. H B Bear

    Lucy has form. She left Kenya for Australia.

    Now that I get (only if you couldn’t get into the US of course).

  52. nemkat

    Never seen a rat climb onto a sinking ship. The Lieborals don’t have a majority in the Senate and probably never will.

    Some good candidates would make a difference.
    Hanson, Xenophon and Lambie have been duds in the Senate, so there’ll be Seats up for grabs at the Election.

  53. Roger

    What was the subject of the “negotiations”?

    Protecting the source of the documents, I expect, and a guarantee of no prosecutions of ABC journalists, of course.

    Grant this to the ABC, they’ve got chutzpah!

  54. Eyrie

    Oh wow, while reading this listening to Maria Muldaur singing love songs of Bob Dylan “Heart of Mine” . Highly recommended.

  55. Infidel Tiger

    Some good candidates would make a difference.
    Hanson, Xenophon and Lambie have been duds in the Senate, so there’ll be Seats up for grabs at the Election.

    Xenophon has been the most effective Senator of the last two decades. The greasy narcissist has held the country to ransom without ever having to take responsibility.

  56. candy

    Lucie Gichuhi
    You’ve got to admire Malcolm Turnbull’s stamina and plans to get that Newspoll up. Selling arms to the Middle East, money to the Barrier Reef, getting Ms Gichuhi a token cultural African in Parliament to please the African community, money to here there and everywhere, promising tax cuts to the middle class, all sorts of goodies. Being seeing with Barnaby all the time as Barnaby is the most popular chap in Parliament.

    He’s a seriously determined man to improve Newspoll. Credit for the hard work. The group around him are truly thinking hard of how to please Australians and improve his ratings. I’m not sure I have ever seen a PM work so hard at pleasing so many sectors of the public. quite amazing.

  57. nemkat

    This makes zero sense.

    Bob Day had a following as a Liberal. That’s why he got up in South Australia.
    The Seat is now with the Liberals.
    What’s not to like?
    Meanwhile, Bernardi won a Seat on the strength of the Liberal Party, not personal following, and ratted on them
    How low can you get?

  58. Roger

    Never seen a rat climb onto a sinking ship.

    Lucy has form. She left Kenya for Australia.

    Harsh, but fair.

  59. H B Bear

    Grant this to the ABC, they’ve got chutzpah!

    The staff co-op has been giving the government the finger for decades. This is just the latest installment. Now it seems they are above the law too.

  60. Tintarella di Luna

    Someone by the name of Andrew Casey, 64, has sadly died suddenly. Tributes flowing.

  61. rickw

    No offence need occur for a successful prosecution to occur under chain of safe trucks responsibility.

    If the State attends your farm, and you do not have a written policy on safe trucks and solid evidence that you zero tolerance monitor drivers and vehicles for safety, you are wide open and defenceless against the crushing power of the State.

    If you are an owner driver of a Truck as well, Operation Rolling Thunder Two is coming for you.

    Show us your permits and paperwork, Comrade.

    If the state keeps crushing the little people like this, then the little people might conclude that the only solution is to start shooting the representatives of the state.

  62. Snoopy

    Forget the second-hand shop. As head of PMC Martin Parkinson should explain to Australia how Cabinet documents from three successive governments ended up in the one filing cabinet. And if none of Gillard’s were there, he can specifically explain that as well.

  63. nemkat

    Xenophon has been the most effective Senator of the last two decades. The greasy narcissist has held the country to ransom without ever having to take responsibility.

    One trick pony.
    His Senator & Ms Sharkie will disappear at the next Election.

  64. Tintarella di Luna

    The greasy narcissist has held the country to ransom without ever having to take responsibility.

    Exactly and didn’t he just love the butter, oleaginous creep.

  65. Roger

    As head of PMC Martin Parkinson should explain to Australia how Cabinet documents from three successive governments ended up in the one filing cabinet.

    They were duplicates, not originals, and therefore perhaps not in the hands of party functionaries?

  66. Roger

    Methinks Costa on Gardening Oz has finally lost the plot.

    I’m all for encouraging reading, but the street library does seem to be a bridge too far, even for Costa.

  67. Snoopy

    getting Ms Gichuhi a token cultural African in Parliament to please the African community

    There is no ‘African community’.

  68. Zatara

    Metal Storm Limited ASX: MST

    Sometime in 1983, Mike O’Dwyer sold his trade business in order to work on Metal Storm.

    In June 1997, the first 36-barrel prototype was unveiled.

    In 2000, Chinese agents approached Michael O’Dwyer and offered him US$100M to go to China to develop the technology. O’Dwyer refused and informed the Australian government of the approach. Since then, a Chinese company have developed technology and calls their military development programme, ‘Metal Storm’.

    In June 2003 Metal Storm entered into an agreement to provide technology to Thunderstorm Firefighting Pty Ltd to help develop a civilian application of its technology to help with bush fire fighting activities. On 27 June 2003, Metal Storm received funding from the American military.

    In 2005, O’Dwyer left the company with a $500,000 payout and an intention to sell half his stake—then valued at $43m—but he could not find a buyer.

    On 19 November 2007, it was announced that the US Navy was buying Metal Storm grenade “barrels”.

    In August 2010, Metal Storm signed a contract with a value of US$3,365,000 with Papua New Guinea’s Correctional Services Minister Tony Aimo to supply 500 MAULs and 10,000 less-lethal barrels for use by correctional services officers.

    Metal Storm requested their shares be suspended from trading on 20 July 2012. As of 26 July 2012, the company has been placed in voluntary administration.

    In late 2015 DefendTex, an Australian-based Defence R&D company acquired the intellectual property, trademarks and other assets of Metal Storm with a view to the continued development and commercialisation of the technology.

    Metal Storm Mortar Demo 2003

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They were duplicates, not originals, and therefore perhaps not in the hands of party functionaries?

    I don’t normally subscribe to conspiracy theories, but I do wonder if someone was keeping copies of documents for their private “Pearl Harbor” file.

  70. candy

    Forget the second-hand shop. As head of PMC Martin Parkinson should explain to Australia how Cabinet documents from three successive governments ended up in the one filing cabinet. And if none of Gillard’s were there, he can specifically explain that as well.

    It’s someone’s personal file kept for reasons unknown. Possibly George Brandis staff, as Peta Credlin suggested. Possibly Julie Bishop’s office, possibly Chris Pyne’s office/staff. People who have been politics for some time. Their staff have kept Top Secret documents for some reason. I’m sure that happens in political circles in governments around the world. Perhaps they did not expect the janitor to organise a clean out when George Brandis left to his lucrative job in the UK.

  71. Boambee John

    If they say anything they are Nazis, if they do anything they are Nazis.
    So what will they become?
    Where is this heading?

    Perhaps they should accept their fate and become Nazis (at least in the eyes of the SJWankers, but probably not many others). The alternative is to become the targets in a game of “Kill the Infidel and Violate His Women”.

  72. Snoopy

    I don’t normally subscribe to conspiracy theories, but I do wonder if someone was keeping copies of documents for their private “Pearl Harbor” file.

    I think that is the only explanation.

  73. nemkat

    Perhaps they did not expect the janitor to organise a clean out when George Brandis left to his lucrative job in the UK.
    Selecting a replacement for Brandis is underway at the moment.
    Dunno if Brandis has a horse in that field, but if he does, would he like it to come first?

  74. hzhousewife

    Right! But with Bitcoin “Cash” it would be reduced by a factor of 100 and you would only need to wait 23.19 hours, which I think you would agree is significantly faster

    Relax everyone –

    Michelle Yvonne Simmons is looking to build a quantum computer capable of solving problems in minutes which would otherwise take thousands of years.

  75. Snoopy

    Possibly George Brandis staff, as Peta Credlin suggested. Possibly Julie Bishop’s office, possibly Chris Pyne’s office/staff

    How did Ministerial staff from the Abbott or Turnbull government get Rudd’s documents? And the key or combination to the filing cabinet?

  76. cohenite

    You’ve got to admire Malcolm Turnbull’s stamina and plans to get that Newspoll up. Selling arms to the Middle East, money to the Barrier Reef, getting Ms Gichuhi a token cultural African in Parliament to please the African community, money to here there and everywhere, promising tax cuts to the middle class, all sorts of goodies. Being seeing with Barnaby all the time as Barnaby is the most popular chap in Parliament.

    He’s a seriously determined man to improve Newspoll. Credit for the hard work. The group around him are truly thinking hard of how to please Australians and improve his ratings. I’m not sure I have ever seen a PM work so hard at pleasing so many sectors of the public. quite amazing.

    That’s funny.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    The greasy narcissist has held the country to ransom without ever having to take responsibility.

    What a flog.
    2008 : “I’m leaving state politics to go to Canberra to fix pokies gambling nationally.”
    (Says nought about pokies for nine years).
    2017 : “I’m going imto state politics where I can influence grassroots issues.”

  78. candy

    How did Ministerial staff from the Abbott or Turnbull government get Rudd’s documents? And the key or combination to the filing cabinet?

    Snoopy, my opinion is that a very high level of staff would be involved. For sure though, Peta Credlin would not be involved, is all I can postulate. She is a person of integrity. If perhaps bad advice to TA – a different matter entirely.

  79. Infidel Tiger

    Every time Xylophone has had a chance to change pokie laws he has run away.

    He’s very smart and a sleazy greaseball.

  80. Infidel Tiger

    Haha!

    Some lezzo has been reported for kicking another lezzo in the AWFL.

    Let’s see how this plays out. She would get 6-10 weeks if she was a real man

  81. nemkat

    He’s very smart and a sleazy greaseball.

    Like they say, once you get good at faking sincerity, you’ve got it made.

  82. Infidel Tiger

    She kicked her right in the snatch too.

    Looks like a 3-5 week box blow now I see the footage.

  83. candy

    Christine Forster getting “married”. Why is this newsworthy?

    In some ways it’s a bit sad. The media say “Tony Abbott’s Sister”. She has become an object.

    I don’t go along with SSM but the feelings are there and the media treat her like an object. She is just someone’s sister.

  84. Gab

    So did Trump release that memo today?

  85. nemkat

    He’s got a couple of other sisters, no one’s ever heard of them pulling media stunts.

  86. Stimpson J. Cat

    Some lezzo has been reported for kicking another lezzo in the AWFL.

    Where exactly did she kick her?

  87. Leigh Lowe

    Where exactly did she kick her?

    Optus Oval.

  88. Zatara

    So did Trump release that memo today?

    It’s only 5:20 AM in DC Gab. Let the man drink his cofefe in peace.

  89. Robber Baron

    Ms Gichuhi

    I am reliably informed that Gichuhi is pronounced Coulston in Afrikan!

  90. Stimpson J. Cat

    Optus Oval.

    No I meant was it in the cathedral or in the t$ts?

  91. Stimpson J. Cat

    She kicked her right in the snatch too.

    My mistake.
    Cathedral.
    Amen.

  92. Infidel Tiger

    OMG!

    Perfect weather. Modified rules. Small ground.

    The score: 22-14! I thought that was the first qtr score.

    What a farce.

  93. Nick

    She kicked her right in the snatch too.

    Christine Forsters’ post Marriage after party

  94. nemkat

    I am reliably informed that Gichuhi is pronounced Coulston in Afrikan!

    Don’t be silly. Family First folded. She was free to do as she pleased.

  95. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you for the laughs and the evening’s entertainment St Mary’s Cathedral is changed for me for all time.

  96. Frank

    Christine Forsters’ post Marriage after party

    Snicker. There is a griddle being warmed up in hell for you for that one.

  97. Nick

    One of the Collingwood players looked more manly than one of their male players.
    When asked if she needed anything strapped, she said she’d left her dildo at home.

  98. Tintarella di Luna

    What a farce.

    I only women’s sports I like are gymnastics, netball, hockey and synchronised swimming.

  99. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am reliably informed that Gichuhi is pronounced Coulston in Afrikan!

    I think you’ll find she’d speak Swahili?

  100. cynical1

    He’s got a couple of other sisters, no one’s ever heard of them pulling media stunts.

    Well, apart from posing on Facebook while in weightlifter mode.

    Other than that, nuthin’.

  101. Nick

    Thank you for the laughs and the evening’s entertainment St Mary’s Cathedral is changed for me for all time.

    What’s on there tonight ? Which of the roads in Cathedral House are on tonight ?

  102. Stimpson J. Cat

    I only women’s sports I like are gymnastics, netball, hockey and synchronised swimming.

    Car washing.
    Don’t forget car washing.

  103. C.L.

    Just heard on ABC radio news that the “negotiation” between ASIO and the ABC was all about protecting the source of the filing cabinets. I have no words.

  104. cynical1

    He’s got a couple of other sisters, no one’s ever heard of them pulling media stunts.

    Well, apart from posing on Facebook while in weightlifter mode.

    Other than that, nuthin’.

    My bad.

    DAUGHTER.

    But she is a nutcase, in my defence…

  105. Infidel Tiger

    I only women’s sports I like are gymnastics, netball, hockey and synchronised swimming.

    Tennis and netball too.

    I feel desperately sorry for netball. By rights that should be getting all the media attention that this compete and utter farce of a competition is.

    Netball is skilful, fast, high scoring and played by millions of normal Australian girls and what happens? An anti-male, lesbian fuelled, progressive backed joke of a competition swamps them.

    It’s sick.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just heard on ABC radio news that the “negotiation” between ASIO and the ABC was all about protecting the source of the filing cabinets. I have no words

    I’m struggling with this, as well. “Fine, you can protect your source. You’ll just stay, staked out, in the blazing sun until you decide otherwise.”

  107. Stimpson J. Cat

    Netball is skilful, fast, high scoring and played by millions of normal Australian girls

    Agreed.
    I love watching them thrash those ungrateful Kiwis.

  108. C.L.

    It seems we have a Deep State in Australia too.
    ASIO, the ABC, members of the judiciary, the public service – all colluding to protect leftism wherever and however they can. We spend billions on an intelligence service that cannot – or dares not – track down a bloke who stole two filing cabinets.

  109. Infidel Tiger

    What a disgrace Karl Stefanovic is.

    I hope his children abandon him.

  110. Spider

    To think there was a time years ago when I thought Shaun Micallef was genuinely funny.

    What is with comics in Australia that they become such tiresome Lefty bores in old age with their “edgy” comedy which goes for easy laughs by targeting soft targets like Pauline Hanson or just parrots the ABC or the Greens favourite talking points.

  111. Roger

    How did Ministerial staff from the Abbott or Turnbull government get Rudd’s documents? And the key or combination to the filing cabinet?

    It is self evident that the documents escaped the change of government shredder.

    Therefore we can assume that Ministerial staffers aren’t the only ones who have access to these documents, but lesser public servants in PM&C do too. Presumably Ministers & staffers don’t do their own filing, after all.

    In regard to the “Brandis theory”, knowing what was at stake re his career and reputation should the stash be discovered, he, or another like him, would surely never have been so careless as to misplace the files in the first place.

  112. Roger

    It seems we have a Deep State in Australia too.

    No; we have an incompetent state with a Leftwards bias.

  113. sdfc

    I only women’s sports I like are gymnastics, netball, hockey and synchronised swimming.

    The soccer’s not bad but the AFLW teams would struggle to beat my youngest boy’s team.

  114. Tintarella di Luna

    Peter Ridd’s Go Fund Me is doing quite well almost up to $79,000 there are quite a few people who believe that integrity is very important particularly with respect to science.

  115. Roger

    Just heard on ABC radio news that the “negotiation” between ASIO and the ABC was all about protecting the source of the filing cabinets. I have no words

    Not at all; it’s just the sort of thing the would be Woodwards and Bernsteins at the ABC would do.

  116. Tintarella di Luna

    In regard to the “Brandis theory”, knowing what was at stake re his career and reputation should the stash be discovered, he, or another like him, would surely never have been so careless as to misplace the files in the first place.

    The disappearance of a certain file from the archives of the WA Consumer Affairs has never been found. I wonder who has that file?

  117. C.L.

    Netball is a great game, played by an army of great Aussie women. I used to watch my sisters play as a boy. I loved getting along there. Multiple games on the go, a great spirit – though the ref ladies could be scary – and plenty of ‘older’ women (19 year-olds, for example) to mess my hair and make me blush. Fond memories.
    The commissar bullies who pervert these things have decided, however, that such a women’s game has no oomph as an ideological cause. What they want is to storm male-only clubs and wreck what they find there. And so we have women’s “football” and “cricket.”

  118. C.L.

    What a disgrace Karl Stefanovic is.

    What’s he done now?

  119. Infidel Tiger

    I played in a mixed netball comp once. Holy crap girls are competitive on the court.

    Great fun to play.

  120. Tintarella di Luna

    Netball is a great game, played by an army of great Aussie women.

    I played centre when I was a young girl, I loved netball, had to sneak out to play because my dad believed that sport was only a pursuit for the rich and we were certainly not that.

  121. H B Bear

    Putting aside matters of the snatch, I am having a 100% success rate with yellow nectarines this year, all in the Baby Bear zone – just right. Some summers you struggle to find any that are any good as they go from rocks to mush with nothing in between.

  122. Muddy

    “Operation Rolling Thunder”.

    The American bombing of North Viet Nam. What a public relations success that was…

    Had the U.S. Gov’t been as dirty and as deep in ‘black ops’ as all the fruitcakes claimed, they would have had an ultra-secret unit to ‘disappear’ journalists. Halberstam and Sheean to begin with [that’s pre-Rolling Thunder of course]. Deterrence. Things like that happen in war. Meh.

  123. Infidel Tiger

    Karl has got engaged to his floozy and is flaunting it all over town with arranged pap shots.

  124. C.L.

    Tough tactics, Muddy.
    Although … I would have had no problem with Wilfred Burchett being ‘accidentally’ bombed.
    None whatsoever.

  125. nemkat

    The disappearance of a certain file from the archives of the WA Consumer Affairs has never been found. I wonder who has that file?

    The paper copy wouldn’t be hard to get hold of, but shouldn’t there be a copy on computer somewhere?
    Someone would have to log in to delete that.

  126. Nick

    Karl has got engaged to his floozy and is flaunting it all over town with arranged pap shots.

    Her gynaecologist has no shame.

  127. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2626424, posted on February 2, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    What a disgrace Karl Stefanovic is.

    What has the dirtbag done now … apart from pissing off on the wife and kids AND lecturing everyone about ethics on morning TV.

  128. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We spend billions on an intelligence service that cannot – or dares not – track down a bloke who stole two filing cabinets.</blockquote

    Australia's intelligence requirements should have been subcontracted to the Israeli's years ago.

  129. Boambee John

    Just heard on ABC radio news that the “negotiation” between ASIO and the ABC was all about protecting the source of the filing cabinets. I have no words

    Given that the source is probably high in PM&C, and the secretary of that department was handling the “negotiations”, they probably didn’t take long. More time would have gone into a “collegial” chat about the nibblies at morning tea.

  130. Tintarella di Luna

    I am having a 100% success rate with yellow nectarines this year, all in the Baby Bear zone

    Congratulations HB Bear, the smell of grilled necatrines, peaches and plums is wonderful./FBO

  131. C.L.

    Stefanovic is such a dickhead.
    Honestly.
    Yesterday, apparently, he said he was bored with the “annoying” Bernard Tomic and didn’t want to hear from him again. That’s the pot calling Samuel L. Jackson black. Now, I don’t follow these things but if Stefanovic and Little Leighton Hewett don’t like Tomic, he might have his good points.

  132. Infidel Tiger

    Why is nectarine not an ice cream flavour?

    Why don’t you see nectarine liqueurs?

    I have so many questions about the world.

  133. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Halberstam and Sheean to begin with [that’s pre-Rolling Thunder of course]. Deterrence. Things like that happen in war. Meh.

    I don’t have a reference, but I did read the claim that David Halberstam did more damage to American interests, in Viet Nam, then any other individual has ever done, anywhere, at any time.

  134. pete m

    Peter ridd is top billing at wuwt and will stay there until funds raised which will be another couple of hours
    Wuwt is massive viewer numbers for this effort well done Anthony Watts

  135. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2626450, posted on February 2, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Why is nectarine not an ice cream flavour?

    The Nectarine Marketing Board forbid it.

  136. Nick

    The Nectarine Marketing Board forbid it.

    Since they found it was a certain prophets favourite fruit. That and his cousin Wallid

  137. hzhousewife

    Peter ridd is top billing at wuwt and will stay there until funds raised which will be another couple of hours

    Just tipped over to $80,000, brilliant effort.

  138. Muddy

    Zulu.
    Halberstam bore some of the responsibility, but not as much as the diplomats (including U.S. ambassadors, State Department officials, and yes, JFK himself) who took his ego-based screeds as fact. That’s a long conversation, but my point is, brutal as it sounds, the powers-that-be had no tactics to counteract or neutralise the damage done by the media, back then, and still now. I’m not saying that every j’ismist should be quietly declared to the CMFEU as a non-ticketed scab, but surely there needs to be some kind of plan or strategy to deal with these social insurgents? A smile or a [metaphorical] bullet? Which one of those options do you think might provide the greatest motivation?

  139. Tintarella di Luna

    Why don’t you see nectarine liqueurs?

    My daughter-in-law has made nectarine -lavoured vodka, baklava-flavoured vodka, limoncello and orangcello – she gave me sample of each while I was preparing Boxing Day lunch, I started walking crossways, had to stop after a few sips lest I fall over – very but very nice.

  140. egg_

    Forget the second-hand shop. As head of PMC Martin Parkinson should explain to Australia how Cabinet documents from three successive governments ended up in the one filing cabinet. And if none of Gillard’s were there, he can specifically explain that as well.

    Smells to high heaven.
    ABC & PMO keeping stumm.

  141. H B Bear

    Karl has got engaged to his floozy and is flaunting it all over town with arranged pap shots.

    That won’t go down well with the brain-dead suburban women who watch morning TV. The station will have to send him to Antarctica to rescue some drowning polar bear cubs to get his Q score back up again.

  142. H B Bear

    Karl and his daughter celebrating her 34th birthday.

    Sad. TV guys should just do coke and bang the staff like they do at Seven.

  143. Siltstone

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2626431, posted on February 2, 2018 at 9:49 pm
    Peter Ridd’s Go Fund Me is doing quite well almost up to $79,000 there are quite a few people who believe that integrity is very important particularly with respect to science.

    More than 600 contibutors averaging more than $130 each in 24 hours. Shows the pent up dissatisfaction with the Stalinist New Establishment orthodoxy. I hope he gets much more and sticks it right up the James Cook University flunckies.

  144. Infidel Tiger

    Sad. TV guys should just do coke and bang the staff like they do at Seven.

    You can respect that behaviour.

  145. egg_

    It seems we have a Deep State in Australia too.
    ASIO, the ABC,

    Aunty seems untouchable – they have pics of Pyne on an Asian sex tour?

  146. Stimpson J. Cat

    Peter Ridd’s Go Fund Me

    Who is this guy and why should I give him my hardearned money rather than spending it the way I usually do putting food in the hungry mouths of the children of refugees(mine.)
    Please explain.

  147. Nick

    I’m waiting for feminists to criticise Stefanovic for putting the hard word on a younger woman, the woman finding it disgusting and all.

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu.
    Halberstam bore some of the responsibility, but not as much as the diplomats (including U.S. ambassadors, State Department officials, and yes, JFK himself) who took his ego-based screeds as fact

    The more reading I do about the period from the defeat of the French, until the Americans sent combat troops in 1965, the more I become convinced that the Americans knew as much about Viet Nam, as they did aboutthe far side of the moon. Perhaps, as one author suggests, if they had listened to Edward Lansdale, the South might still have fallen, but there wouldn’t have been 58,000 American K.I.A’s.

  149. Stimpson J. Cat

    Aunty seems untouchable – they have pics of Pyne on an Asian sex tour?

    The Aunty with the Black Hand in a velvet glove in a Deep State.

  150. egg_

    The Aunty with the Black Hand in a horse insemination glove?

  151. Pedro the Ignorant

    I am very happy to announce to the world that I would not know Karl Stefoanovic (sp?) if I walked past him in the street.

    I think I last watched morning television when Steve Lieberman was smirking and mugging at the camera.

    I am a better person for my social isolation.

  152. Muddy

    Zulu.
    I cannot recommend highly enough Moyar’s Triumph Forsaken. I know it’s in your pile, and I hope you get to read it eventually. There are no simple answers to the questions arising from the Second Indochinese War, but what fascinates me are the myths that still surround it, and how they underlie some of our more recent propaganda. I think the military is one of the last institutions that has not [yet] been undermined and eroded, but the effort is certainly under way, and some of the myths from Vietnam are helping to assist in that process.

  153. max

    Lucy, with film crew attached, returned to visit her home village in Kenya recently.

    Women and kids everywhere but no men shown on camera.

    She brought a message for everyone there: come on over to Australia.

    Excited young women said it was their hope to do just that.

    I’m sure this is why she was elected.

  154. Siltstone

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2626465, posted on February 2, 2018 at 10:23 pm
    Peter Ridd’s Go Fund Me
    Who is this guy and why should I give him my hardearned money…

    Don’t worry, he doesn’t want your hard earned, he wants support from people who have looked into the background of the case.

  155. sdfc

    I’ve recently rediscovered the Easybeats.

    Forgot what a shit hot band they were.

  156. H B Bear

    You can respect that behaviour.

    Why else would you work in media? Some of the most appalling people outside politics.

  157. Pedro the Ignorant

    For Cats with a mining bent, I hear a whisper that there is about to be a big bag of foreign money tossed into Greenbushes Lithium mine in the SW of WA, with a development of Tantalum deposits alongside the huge Spodumene (Lithium ore) already being recovered.

    The minesite is owned by China’s Tianqui and the US’s Albermarle companies, but we will get some spinoffs from royalties and downstream suppliers.

    Watching from afar, I am not sure of the future directions of these “space age” minerals.

    Iron, nickel and gold, however . . . . . .

  158. Muddy

    ‘helping to assist’
    There’s a redundancy in there somewhere, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out where.

  159. Stimpson J. Cat

    Don’t worry, he doesn’t want your hard earned, he wants support from people who have looked into the background of the case.

    So his Go Fund Me is paid in support is it?
    Is this a new currency like Bitcoin?

  160. Stimpson J. Cat

    F$ck me how hard is it to say
    “Stimp he’s a real Professor fighting university hippies trying to censure him about the Barrier Reef give him your f$cking money and shut up you idiot?”
    Honestly no respect.

  161. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Been out for dinner. Going home soon. Waiting for Hairy so checking Cat on my phone. Glad to hear of Peter Ridd’s success. Tonight I mentioned this call for funds that was linked on the Cat. Hairy tells me he has given a substantial donation already. Apparently it is on a number of sites he visits. Wonders of the internet. Hope it sends a message to university chancelleries everywhere to back off and remember what real academic freedom is about.

  162. Leigh Lowe

    Netball is a great game, played by an army of great Aussie women.

    Correct.
    Ar the highest level the skills are excellent and the tactics are well drilled abd coached.
    AWFL is just shit because it is basically newbies who have had two years of amateur “footy”.
    But no-one – apart from Sam Newman – dares to call it.
    In fact, the likes of Fidel Whateley fall over themselves saying how great it is … just as good as the blokes.
    I reckon we are about a year away from having a sheila playing in the AFL pre-season comp and ten years from an expanded bench in regular games including one sheila.

  163. Baldrick

    The Australian ✔ @australian
    Newly-minted Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi insists: ‘I’m no right-wing Christian warrior’

    She’ll fit right into the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party then.

  164. Leigh Lowe

    sdfc

    #2626476, posted on February 2, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I’ve recently rediscovered the Easybeats

    Coached the AC/DCs so must be alright.

  165. Infidel Tiger

    The Australian ✔ @australian
    Newly-minted Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi insists: ‘I’m no right-wing Christian warrior

    We know. You’re an unprincipled nobody who will soon be unemployed.

    Please shut up.

  166. overburdened

    Ha this is still open

    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/slain-mans-mum-you-left-my-son-to-rot/news-story/04144765386e0b7103bd324b70d6ff00

    Just scroll to the bottom of the article and the comment by Christine Adamson who presided. I wonder if it’s the same CA I knew years ago, not that it matters.
    It may be that the J Curve has finally hit the trough and is heading up.
    She always was a sensible girl

  167. Infidel Tiger

    But no-one – apart from Sam Newman – dares to call it.

    The comments on footy sites are ruthless. This joke will only continue as long as the AFL keeps propping it up.

  168. cohenite

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2626465, posted on February 2, 2018 at 10:23 pm
    Peter Ridd’s Go Fund Me
    Who is this guy and why should I give him my hardearned money…

    He’s a real scientist who is following in the footsteps of the inestimable Bob Carter.

  169. Steve trickler.

    Play classical music to this bird, or any music, over a period of time and record the results.

    Would be a cool experiment. Has it already been done?



  170. egg_

    Newly-minted Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi insists: ‘Mal promised me chicken wings for dinner… every night’.

    /Google translation

  171. Leigh Lowe

    That won’t go down well with the brain-dead suburban women who watch morning TV. The station will have to send him to Antarctica to rescue some drowning polar bear cubs to get his Q score back up again.

    Damn straight.
    The Today demographic had a “things that make you go hmmm” moment when he traded in for a newer model but doing the whole engagement thing will be seen as rubbing Wife 1.0’s nose in it.

  172. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am yawning tired tonight. Designated driver too.
    Practising for uber should times get tough. 🙂

    Talk at table to tonight was that current company were doing ok in legal services area but others were finding it tougher.

  173. overburdened

    Errr..if it’s the same one. anyway..

  174. Muddy

    C.L.
    #2626442, posted on February 2, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Tough tactics, Muddy.
    Although … I would have had no problem with Wilfred Burchett being ‘accidentally’ bombed.
    None whatsoever.

    Thank Gough he wasn’t huh? There was so much free parking just over the Laos border too.

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu.
    I cannot recommend highly enough Moyar’s Triumph Forsaken. I know it’s in your pile, and I hope you get to read it eventually

    I’ll be guided by your advice. I’ve extracted the book from the pile, poured myself a double Scotch, and I’m retreating to the back verandah.

  176. max

    The sports media push it because it’s a whole ‘nother world of expanding jobs for them.

    You didn’t think it was about the game, surely.

  177. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Come on you guys. I am getting sick of sitting here waiting for you to wind up some deal or discuss the footie. I will drive off and leave you to call a cab soon.

  178. Leigh Lowe

    The comments on footy sites are ruthless. This joke will only continue as long as the AFL keeps propping it up.

    Obviously all sexists.
    And footy fans.
    But they will keep throwing money at it, fudging crowd numbers and making sure a tame media pumps it up.
    They have a blueprint.
    They just have to dust off their 1984 Sydney Swans marketing plan.

  179. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Someone put on toon or tell an amusing story.

  180. sdfc

    Leigh

    Coached the AC/DCs so must be alright.

    In their best years. No mention of the Easybeats or their songwriting

    The ABC in Perth pissed me off when their comments about his death focused on his producing AC/DC. The also piss me off when they refer to the Ashes as the men’s ashes, downgrading a 140 year old rivalry. Or 135 if you want to count from the bail burning.

  181. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Tough tactics, Muddy.
    Although … I would have had no problem with Wilfred Burchett being ‘accidentally’ bombed.
    None whatsoever.

    Wilfred Burchett should have been handed over to those P.O.W’s who survived the camps he described as “Holiday resorts” or “Swiss luxury chalets.”

  182. sdfc

    No mention of the Easybeats or their songwriting
    That was referring to the lack of comment on the ABC.
    Hsould remember to dit.

  183. Stimpson J. Cat

    He’s a real scientist who is following in the footsteps of the inestimable Bob Carter.

    Well I know that now.
    Which means I have to donate.

  184. Leigh Lowe

    Just looked at the AWFL scores quarter by quarter.
    3 behinds to 1 behind after halftime.
    This will be spun as a “tense struggle”, an “arm-wrestle” with “intense defensive effort”.

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Militant vegans have targeted a dairy farmer and his young children with ‘five solid days of death threats’ after he posted a picture of his new triplet calves on Facebook

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5343741/Militant-vegans-target-dairy-farmer-young-children.html#ixzz55x7u5Lut
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Militant vegans, who target people like this, should have one choice – being drawn, hanged and quartered, or being soaked in pitch, lashed to a bundle of faggots, set afire and shot over the castle walls from a trebuchet.

  186. Muddy

    Just checking my email, and it turns out I’ve received something from suckhoethuongthuc.
    It’s a small world.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    Didn’t mean to touch a nerve sdfc.
    It was meant as a complement to George Young that he coached the AC/DCs in music technique, promotion and control of IP and merchandising.

  188. zyconoclast

    One of the Collingwood players looked more manly than one of their male players.
    When asked if she needed anything strapped, she said she’d left her dildo at home.

    Muahaha

  189. Siltstone

    Well I know that now.
    Which means I have to donate [to Peter Ridd].

    Good on you Stimpy

  190. OneWorldGovernment

    Get rid of excise duty you filth.

    let’s have a referendum on that.

  191. overburdened

    I wonder if Vegans wonder about the implications of being called militant, as far as killing critters goes

  192. Steve trickler.

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2626504, posted on February 2, 2018 at 11:10 pm
    Someone put on toon or tell an amusing story.

    Enjoy the toon. You will not see it on RAGE.



  193. Robber Baron

    Just saw a promo of Margaret Pomerantz’s new show on Masterpiece. She’s had a bit of work done. I suspect she’s seen the same bloke Julie Bishop regularly visits for some panel beating.

  194. zyconoclast

    I only women’s sports I like are gymnastics, netball, hockey and synchronised swimming.

    Why do you keep forgetting beach volleyball
    and jelly wrestling.

  195. Robber Baron

    suckhoethuongthuc
    suc khoe thuong thuc

    Vietnamese words are sometimes funny.

  196. OneWorldGovernment

    How much money does the ‘Australian Government’ give to the AMA, all states?

  197. sdfc

    It was the ABC that touched a nerve Leigh.

  198. Leigh Lowe

    I only women’s sports I like are gymnastics, netball, hockey and synchronised swimming.

    Why do you keep forgetting beach volleyball
    and jelly wrestling.

    Who’s being forgetful?
    No lingerie football?

  199. Leigh Lowe

    Yeah, well, sdfc… watching the ABC is baaaad.
    You know that.

  200. Leigh Lowe

    Robber Baron

    #2626523, posted on February 2, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Just saw a promo of Margaret Pomerantz’s new show on Masterpiece. She’s had a bit of work done

    I do hope you are talking about her getting a remodelled kitchen.
    It’s 20 years too late for cosmetic surgery.

  201. zyconoclast

    Who’s being forgetful?
    No lingerie football?

    Since you insist

  202. Infidel Tiger

    I do hope you are talking about her getting a remodelled kitchen.
    It’s 20 years too late for cosmetic surgery.

    She might have had her cathedral remodelled for a smaller congregation. The acoustics were terrible.

  203. egg_

    Militant vegans, who target people like this, should have one choice – being drawn, hanged and quartered, or being soaked in pitch, lashed to a bundle of faggots, set afire and shot over the castle walls from a trebuchet.

    Tied to an ants nest?

  204. Leigh Lowe

    She might have had her cathedral remodelled for a smaller congregation. The acoustics were terrible.

    I just vomited.
    Thanks.
    Thanks a lot.

  205. sdfc

    Yeah, well, sdfc… watching the ABC is baaaad.
    You know that.

    I realised that when they devoted a segment to why it women shouldn’t wear rubber suits in ultra tune ads. The cricket and footy coverage and sports talk will keep me listening though.

  206. zyconoclast

    She might have had her cathedral remodelled for a smaller congregation. The acoustics were terrible.

    I just vomited.
    Thanks.
    Thanks a lot.

    Just go back and look at the lingerie footballers. Everything will be OK.

  207. twostix

    The newlyweds will take their honeymoon in Queensland. Edwards will also revert to her maiden name, Virginia Flitcroft.

    So she’s going to “take” her own mum’s dad’s name? What point does that serve??

    Nothing these people do can be “normal”, by definition it is that which enrages them.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    The Memo approaches.
    A lot of focus has been on Illary and her emails and the Wussians.
    What is missing is talk about the sharing of intel gained under the FISA warrant and the subsequent “unmasking” actions.
    I think we will see high rankimg Obama White House staff dropped in the shit on that score.
    Both the obtaining of the warrant then the spreading of “intel” knowing leaks would be untraceable.

  209. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Vietnamese words are sometimes funny.

    Vietnamese is a phonetic language. Pronounced one way “Ba Mi Ba” translates as “Beer 33.” Pronounced a different way, it translates as “Grandmother’s ten poisons.” “Sin Chau” translates as “Good morning” or “more spicy pasta.”

    The classic example was, after a military coup, in the mid 1960’s, Lyndon Johnston stood on a balcony in Saigon, arm in arm with the new dictator, and intoned “South Viet Nam will live ten thousand years.”

    What he actually said, due to the difference in tone, was “Big white duck flies South.”

  210. Leigh Lowe

    The newlyweds will take their honeymoon in Queensland. Edwards will also revert to her maiden name, Virginia Flitcroft.

    Is Flitcroft a spoonerism?

  211. Stimpson J. Cat

    She might have had her cathedral remodelled for a smaller congregation. The acoustics were terrible.

    Is that where David is?
    I wondered where he’d gone.

  212. overburdened

    I think vegans could take it up to lions or tigers or some such and tell them they should not eat meat. Around feeding time would be appropriate to see how persuasive their arguments are

  213. Muddy

    Newspaper headline tomorrow:
    Man Leaves Toilet Seat Up. PM Announces New Legislation.

  214. Motelier

    We all no how the Uniparty in Cantberra thinks.

    Obviously in Mainland Tasmania, Victioriastan, NSfW and WA one can argue that the differences are paper thin.

    I had hoped that Qld was different, but noooooooooo. The LNP roll over to get a tummy tickle.

    I just want to know why taxpayers have to stump up for this.

    If you love your kids, you will teach them to swim.

    Oh, and the results in saving lives in this could well be questionable with this program.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    Pronounced “Clitfroth”.

  216. overburdened

    the thought is that if the entire Universe, ie the mass of solid bodies in space, were put into a bag; it would be a dot in infinity. The same thought suggests that there would be other universes out there.
    it makes me feel better

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    BREAKING NEWS: Finsbury Park terrorist Darren Osborne whose ‘suicide mission’ killed a father-of-six as he drove a van into Muslims is jailed for at least 43 years

    From the Daily Mail. I’ll bet good money he doesn’t survive his time.

  218. Muddy

    Is Flitcroft a spoonerism?

    Not sure, but it is an anagram of Clitfroft.
    (I’m no doctor, but I believe that’s a nasty fungal infection?).

  219. overburdened

    not my own particular thought BTW

  220. OneWorldGovernment

    Thoughts from the ammo line

    Ammo Grrrll aspired to be A DIARIST FOR THE AGES. She writes:

    Many years ago, I bought a six-volume set of the Diaries of Anais Nin, a famous Spanish-Cuban-French woman who chronicled every waking minute of her life in diaries. It inspired me to give it a go. Almost immediately, it became clear that she was living a much more exciting life than mine and that I was about to turn out the most boring and repetitive diary in the history of that, or any, literature.

    Anais Nin (who is often a crossword puzzle answer now since “Anais” has so many vowels) wrote about having cocktails and deep conversations with Henry Miller and Gertrude Stein in Paris. She knew everyone who was anyone. She also – and I mean no “slut-shaming” judgment here – apparently had sex with everyone with a pulse on several continents. My diary quickly lapsed into grocery lists, recipes, restaurant meals I loved, and – here’s a shock! – diet failures.

    Even when I traveled to more interesting places than suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, the journal could have been marketed as a sleep aid: “Maui is really pretty. The people here are so nice. Why did I order Macadamia Nut Pie for dessert again? At breakfast. When I get back home, I really have to try that low-carb thing again.”

    “Israel is really pretty. Also very historic. The people here speak Hebrew which I do not. There is only so far one can get with just the Torah blessing as conversation. The food is awesome, especially the Israeli Breakfast Buffet. I love the fresh-squeezed orange juice and the falafel stands, too. When we get home, I plan to try a juice fast.”

    “Amsterdam is really pretty. The people are big and tall and blonde, like Minnesotans. They get Argentine beef here, which is really tender. I do not know why so many Dutch women sit in windows with most of their clothes off – what’s up with that? I plan to try the Smoothie Diet when I get home. And then maybe sit in a bay window in my flannel nightie. Memo to self: discuss with Mr. AG if we should put in a bay window.”

    Since the diary idea – called “journaling” in Lady Speak now – was such a bust, I am sticking to my strength, which is “list making.” Every single day since 7th grade, I have made a To Do List and checked off every item. If I do something NOT on the list, I PUT it on the list. And then I check it off. It is important to me to feel like I am accomplishing something. Especially in retirement, when I consider it an accomplishment to know what day of the week it is.

    Mr. AG once told me that Revolutionary Hero and 2nd President, John Adams, was an inveterate daily To Do list maker. Although, while my list has items like “Drink 3 cups coffee”; “Floss twice”; “Meditate for 10 Minutes”; “Iron 4 pillowcases”; ”Think About Column”; “Maybe Start Writing Column”; and “Go to the Post Office”, John Adams’ To Do List was rather weightier:

    “Contact Thom Jefferson as Writing Partner”
    “Draft Declaration of Independence” with TJ
    “Join 90 Revolutionary Committees, Chair 25” (Seriously)
    “Brief Nap”
    “Agree to be General Washington’s VP”
    Become known as “The Father of the Navy”
    Run for President after George

    And so on…

    I have a t-shirt I bought during the Obama Ammo Drought Era at a gun show, using the famous “gunshow t-shirt exception” that allows you a free t-shirt with every fully-auto Uzi and sawed-off shotgun you buy with no background check. Just ask the Babbling Bimbo Gun Experts (of either gender) in The Media how easy that is. I wear that shirt a lot less since I got holes in it from bore cleaning fluid. But here is the message I was drawn to:

    “AMERICA: Designed by Geniuses; Run by Idiots.”

    We stand on shoulders so tall we could never be grateful enough. Yes, the World War II Generation was a Great Generation to be sure. They fought and died to preserve and protect the land and liberty they had inherited as a birthright and saved the world from fascism. But those patriots in the 1700s fashioned this Republic from whole cloth with no blueprint – the mind reels! What a crime that the anti-American left-wing lunatics in charge of educating our young people for several decades now will soon not teach the history! of these intellectual giants at all. Icky Old White Men! Who never said a word about men in dresses being able to potty amidst the actual ladies and girls!

    And yet not a one of those NFL millionaire kneelers or howling harridans with their obscene signs and pink hats can point to a better system, a country with more opportunity for every single grievance group they represent. And if they can, why don’t they move there?

    If I believed that the United States were as anti-Semitic as the BLM people claim it is racist, I would move to Israel before I even finished this column.

    The professional Grievance Grubbers promise every election to leave if their candidate loses and they never do. Liars and welshers as well as idiots. The countries they cite as Paradise have to erect barbed wire and high walls with gun turrets – Cuba, Venezuela, the former Soviet Union, North Korea, East Germany — to keep their delighted citizens IN. And we have to – please, God – have some sort of a wall to keep invaders out, since our reputation as Racist, Sexist Deplorables is not, evidently, enough to deter them.

    It’s almost as if they know it isn’t true!

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-204.php

  221. C.L.

    As somebody said above, the SA Police are an utter disgrace.
    The Beaumonts are now in their 90s. Their entire life has been an un-ending hell.
    So hey, let’s mess with them some more.
    Dickheads.
    Why couldn’t they make a search privately, secretly.
    WTF is wrong with this country?

  222. Muddy

    Dammit LL! Too quick for me.

  223. OneWorldGovernment

    Goodnight and Fuck off the lot of you.

    Now I know why Australia is in such a shit state.

  224. C.L.

    43 year minimum for one murder?
    OK. I don’t have a problem with that.
    Doesn’t make any sense, though, in a country where you’d be flat out getting 15 for any other murder. The sentence is virtue-signaling and backlash prevention.
    And when I say “backlash” I mean Muslims continuing to kill people anyway.

  225. Muddy

    Vietnamese words are sometimes funny.

    Tok pisin: puk puk – pronounced one way means crocodile, pronounced the other … ‘shit’.
    On one of his early visits, Muddy asks a local school teacher: “Do you see many shits in the river?”

  226. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Goodnight and Fuck off the lot of you.

    Charmed, I’m sure. Good night, and may the chooks in your back yard turn to emus, and kick your dunny door down.

  227. Gab

    There’s a new thread you lot can despoil. 🙂

  228. Diesal

    Yes, I remember Metalstorm. The tech was clever, but never made much sense to me for practical military purposes. OK, shooting a thousand rounds a second or whatever it was is cool, but it means you’ve run out of ammo in about the time it takes to blink. Unless you are in a large ship or fixed fortification.

    I could never understand the ballistics, your barrel length changes with each round so your muzzle velocity will also keep changing, which makes keeping on target difficult to say the least.
    Reloading would also be a nightmare. Better to spend your money on EM weapons, cumbersome reloading has been the bane of high rate of fire weapons systems since the Mitrailleuse.

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