Open Forum: February 10, 2018

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  1. Nick

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has split with her long-time partner Shaun Drabsch.

    Let me guess, his name is pronounced D’Rashay ?

  2. None

    One of Joyce’s girls did HSC lsst year. The youngest I think is 14. God how awful for them. The lefty press aren’t upset about the marriage break up and the toll on human lives. They’re pissed the LNP managed to keep a lid on until after the by election. As for the rest -the gaystapo and feminazis – they hated Joyce when tbey thought he was a social conservative and hate him now when his actions ate otherwise. No guessing who lacks standards here

  3. Baldrick

    Via the snowflakes at TheirABC of course:

    Peter Rabbit: Calls for Sony Pictures to apologise after food allergy ‘bullying’ scene in new movie
    An Australian allergy awareness group is calling for Sony Pictures to apologise its for depiction of “blatant food allergy bullying” in the upcoming film Peter Rabbit.
    The film was released in the US last week and according to America’s Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA), it includes a scene where a character is intentionally attacked with his allergen, which leads to anaphylaxis.
    Australian group Global Anaphylaxis Awareness and Inclusivity (Globalaai) has created a petition asking Sony Pictures to apologise, saying the scene is socially irresponsible. “This mocks the seriousness of allergic disease and is heartbreakingly disrespectful to the families of those that have lost loved ones to anaphylaxis,” the petition reads.

    Cats can judge the scene for themselves here.
    (⚠ Warning, contains explicit scenes of food allergy bullying)

  4. Nick

    An Australian priest has been excommunicated by the Pope after a two-year investigation.
    Father Ezinwanne Igbo was excluded from the Catholic Church after a complaint was made that he breached rules of confession secrecy from 2016.
    Originally from Nigeria, Fr Igbo had a number of allegations made against him during his time at the Stella Maris parish in Maroochydore, Queensland, according to The Courier Mail.

  5. calli

    It was peanut butter on an electric fence. I was preparing for Mrs Tiggywinkle was going to fry like the guy in The Green Mile.

  6. 132andBush

    Or DDT all over lefty protestors.

    I prefer to use a cocktail of paraquat and LeMat. Delouses and turns them all the same shade of brown in one application.

  7. calli

    That didn’t make sense. Probably because I’m traumatised by the horror.

  8. Marcus

    I don’t imagine any of any influence in Australian tennis comes here or takes any notice of what random posters have to say. But on the off chance, and for what it’s worth – someone has to get Daria Gavrilova to a sports psychologist. Like, this week if possible, and certainly before our next Fed Cup tie.

    As someone who’s been following Shaun Marsh’s career for years, it’s pretty obvious when it’s needed.

    Anyway, now that’s off my chest, well done to the team on their win.

  9. Marcus

    An Australian priest has been excommunicated by the Pope after a two-year investigation.
    Father Ezinwanne Igbo was excluded from the Catholic Church after a complaint was made that he breached rules of confession secrecy from 2016.
    Originally from Nigeria, Fr Igbo had a number of allegations made against him during his time at the Stella Maris parish in Maroochydore, Queensland, according to The Courier Mail.

    Priests just shouldn’t get on the turps.

  10. johanna

    Seems the multi-million dollar mechanised bollards around Parliament House do work – sort of. They have recently wrecked five Commonwealth cars, as well as:

    caused problems 105 times in 10 months, trapping cars, trucks and even a tractor. Politicians in cars had been trapped; a landscaping cart was lifted clean into the air, and a slow-moving tractor was impaled. In several cases, the bollards failed to retract or rise when they were meant to, or they became stuck halfway.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  11. JC

    Tel
    There needs to be a clear definition in terms of what is meant by “strong” when applied to political leaders.

    In my opinion, strong leaders would include Duarte, Putin, Erdogan. I’d even include the Lying Slapper in the list of strong leaders because in the short time she was in she enacted most of Liars Party spending policies and almost snuffed out free speech with the attempt of the “woyal” commission provide cover for speech restrictions.

    Does that term apply to Bernardi? Bernardi had an opportunity to leave the Liberals before the election, but he didn’t. He also could have resigned from the liberal party and the parliament when he decided to form the Conservatives. He’s untrustworthy and doesn’t deserve anyone’s vote. He took the easy way out and demonstrated a lack of courage and conviction, in my book.

    Is Muddy Waters plugging for a Putin or an Erdogan type, or someone who backs his ideological convictions to the hilt? My guess is that he wants to be led and therefore a Putin, Erdogan type. the weak need the strong to lead them. 🙂

  12. Stimpson J. Cat

    It was peanut butter on an electric fence.

    Stimpys Handy Hints

    Don’t whizz on the electric fence.

  13. Top Ender

    Forget when it was I told the story of the electric bollards at Russell Offices. They pretty well wrote off one car by lifting its engine off its mounts. The bloke in it at the time walked off to his appointment and left it there. Word was Defence – or presumably the contractor – had to replace the car.

    Kept us amused all day, and everybody took the opportunity to take a walk to inspect it.

  14. egg_

    Flying Foam massacre

    Is that the sequel to House of Flying Daggers?

  15. C.L.

    One of Joyce’s girls did HSC last year. The youngest I think is 14. God how awful for them. The lefty press aren’t upset about the marriage break up and the toll on human lives. They’re pissed the LNP managed to keep a lid on until after the by election. As for the rest – the gaystapo and feminazis – they hated Joyce when they thought he was a social conservative and hate him now when his actions are otherwise. No guessing who lacks standards here.

    I agree with all of that. Let’s face it: we’re way beyond the reporting of it; it has now become a scandal apparently more serious than the Loans Affair. The media usually roll out two justifications for this: he is a conservative; ergo: Family Values Hypocrisy. Second: public monies (about which Fairfax and – hello – the ABC can hardly be taken seriously). I guess the Daily Telegraph wanted to feel like a newspaper again after years of reporting what happened last night on MKR. Fairfax/ABC just want to hound the leader of the National Party. (Both refused to name Bill Shorten when he was investigated over a rape allegation). Nobody is to blame but Joyce and his paramour themselves but I don’t take seriously any of the phony noble intentions, as outlined, by the columnists essaying the story.

  16. Helen

    Thanks John “”Weedseeker”” I will check it out

  17. testpattern

    ‘THE UNITED STATES intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents from Russian operatives, according to sources familiar with the matter. The operation has also inadvertently yielded a cache of documents purporting to relate to Donald Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.’

    https://theintercept.com/2018/02/09/donald-trump-russia-election-nsa/

  18. Ros

    The 50 Top Women in STEM

    TheBestSchools.org is an independent organization comprised of a dedicated group of educators, editors, authors, and web professionals who—like you—believe learning transforms lives for the better and should remain a lifelong pursuit.

    Elizabeth Blackburn | Cell Biology (b. 1948)
    “Blackburn was born in Hobart, Tasmania, in Australia. When she was sixteen, her family relocated to Melbourne, where she attended high school, and obtained her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees from the University of Melbourne. Next, she traveled to the United Kingdom, where she enrolled in Darwin College, Cambridge, obtaining her PhD in 1974 for work on bacteriophage viruses. After graduating, she taught at University of California–San Francisco, where her ground-breaking work on telomeres was done. She is currently President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California.
    In 2009, Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Carol W. Greider (see below on this list) and Jack W. Szostak, for her discovery of telomerase, a member of the reverse transcriptase family of enzymes. Telomeres are non-coding buffer regions at the ends of chromosomes which become shortened during chromosome replication. Telomerase controls the bonding of new nucleotide units to the shortened telomere regions after completion of cell replication, a function that is vital to the longevity of the cell. in 2002, Blackburn was appointed to the President’s Council on Bioethics by President George W. Bush. She supported the use of human embryonic stem cells in biomedical research, which put her at odds with the majority of the Council. In 2004, she was removed from her position on the Council by President Bush amid heated public controversy.”

    “One of the main goals of our article, “The 50 Top Women in STEM,” was to demonstrate the large number of women who have achieved top positions in the STEM fields purely on the basis of their very real achievements. While we did want to give roughly equal representation to the various fields of the natural sciences, as well as to technology, engineering, and math, achieving our main goal meant looking for the half dozen or so most accomplished women in the world within each scientific discipline. It is taking nothing away from Dr. Green’s very real accomplishments to point out that they are not of the same magnitude as those of her peers, the women physicists we ended up selecting: Donald, Drell, Freese, Gianotti, Randall, and Silverstein. By the way—and this is purely incidental—there are some women of color on the list (Chowdhry, al-Kharafi, Luu). They just do not happen to be Americans.”

    Unfortunately the Identity crackpots turned up in the comments.

  19. Ros

    Miranda Devine talking about Joyce,

    ““Barnaby hasn’t been an easy dog to keep on the porch, as Hillary Clinton once put it, but Natalie has persevered, understanding that highs and lows are part of his personality.
    “He always comes back”, she’s told friends.”

    It seems he has got his boy, which he shared with Natalie, sweet guy.

  20. Nick

    This is a serious event at the Olympics in Korea ‘the slopestyle final’.

  21. C.L.

    ‘THE UNITED STATES intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents from Russian operatives, according to sources familiar with the matter. The operation has also inadvertently yielded a cache of documents purporting to relate to Donald Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.’

    LOL.
    They were after the Trump documents. The rest is a bullshit story.
    As Ace pointed out the other day, why would you “recover” stolen classified documents?
    It makes no sense whatsoever. Russia has cameras, photocopiers and scanners too.

  22. Baldrick

    It was peanut butter on an electric fence.

    I expect scenes of Superman’s allergy to Kyptonite to be removed from all movies forthwith.

  23. I prefer to use a cocktail of paraquat and LeMat

    Or a mix of Carbon,Radium and Phosphorous (CRaP) or Sulphur, Hydrogen, Yttrium and Tellurium (SHYTe)

  24. JC

    Even at a funeral? As the Moonbat blogger says, Civilization is easy to lose.

  25. herodotus

    Let me guess, his name is pronounced D’Rashay ?

    Or possibly “dratdatrash”.

  26. Nobody is to blame but Joyce and his paramour themselves but I don’t take seriously any of the phony noble intentions, as outlined, by the columnists essaying the story.

    Let u recall that many of these journalists are supporters of the #MeToo movement, and yet not one of them broke ranks and named or investigated the allegations against Shorten at all over more than a year in which they festered.

  27. None

    Ms Palaszczuk has no children from two marriages, which she previously spoke about publicly as her greatest regret. And she’s just split up from boyfriend? Common denominator, girlfriend.

  28. Chris

    I prefer to use a cocktail of paraquat and LeMat

    Or a mix of Carbon,Radium and Phosphorous (CRaP) or Sulphur, Hydrogen, Yttrium and Tellurium (SHYTe)

    For Greenies? Blech. Nine grams, if you must.

    Better is to keep the cocktail urge confined to the drinks cabinet. Dry martoonis, whisly sours and whatever the hell it takes to get the taste of Barnaby’s Rubble out of the nostrils.

    If you are nuking your family, clearly making the rubble bounce is the fashion among our top people.

  29. testpattern

    ‘why would you “recover” stolen classified documents’

    to find out which ones, how many, trace leaks and leakers etc etc

  30. testpattern

    PFAS in the US and Australia.

    ‘Between 2000 and 2004, Schaeffer also had several meetings with the Australian Defense Force, which uses AFFF based on the U.S. military specification. Schaeffer explained his concerns about fluorinated chemicals and described the potential of his new foam to avoid further contamination. But the meetings didn’t go well. “I felt their eyes glaze over,” he said recently. In response to a list of questions from The Intercept, an Australian defense spokesperson said that as a result of an internal report on general environmental issues associated with the use of AFFF, “from 2004 Defence commenced transitioning away from the 3M AFFF products.” ‘

    https://theintercept.com/2018/02/10/firefighting-foam-afff-pfos-pfoa-epa/

  31. Snoopy

    By the way—and this is purely incidental—there are some women of color on the list (Chowdhry, al-Kharafi, Luu). They just do not happen to be Americans.

    Jane Luu is an American. Or are the authors suggesting that Vietnamese refugees can never be proper citizens? I wonder if she likes being classed as a woman of color?

  32. C.L.

    ‘why would you “recover” stolen classified documents’
    ————-
    to find out which ones, how many, trace leaks and leakers etc etc

    They don’t know which documents have been stolen?
    And really – documents?
    What is this, the 1950s? There are no documents.

  33. testpattern

    Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa?

    ‘Why was Phillip Adams not allowed by our Government to visit India? He is not a drug smuggler, terrorist, or tax evader; on the other hand, he is a venerated public figure in a country that is a democracy like ours, a country with which we have close ties and hope to have even closer ties.’

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/columns/why-did-india-deny-australian-radio-legend-phillip-adams-a-visa/story-1su56eNg9hr2ITz4pWggFL.html

  34. Helen

    123and Bush, thanks for that, have put Captain onto it. Very interesting,

    snoopy

    Imagine if drone swarms could be deployed to deliver ‘pour on’ anti-parasitte treatments to cattle. A huge saving in labour.

    Yes, deliver the right dose at the right time – fantastic.

  35. None

    Nobody is to blame but Joyce and his paramour themselves but I don’t take seriously any of the phony noble intentions, as outlined, by the columnists essaying the story.

    Spot on, C.L.

    I got permanently banned from twitter yesterday for saying as much to some tart trying to make Mrs Joyce an accessory to the cover up (today’s column by Miranda only confirms she was fighting for her marriage).
    Today I also read that other harridan Jenna Price in the SMH carping on about Joyce’s opposition to Gardasil like 15 years ago. WTF?

    Price may want to rewrite history but we all remember how these shrews “cared” about women. Back then they were all promoting the lie that Gardasil was an anti cancer vaccine. I remember warning so many young women not to give up pap smears thanks to their utter, utter, utter irresponsibility.

  36. 132andBush

    For boomspray application only. Or drone.

  37. None

    Just read Lizzie’s party report. Well done.

  38. Not Uh oh

    Geez that opening ceremony for the winter olympics was a bit ordinary.

  39. Helen

    It seems he has got his boy, which he shared with Natalie, sweet guy.

    Get that DNA test, Barnaby

  40. Helen

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has split with her long-time partner Shaun Drabsch.

    Let me guess, his name is pronounced D’Rashay ?

    Or D’ Rash, aye?

  41. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is a serious event at the Olympics in Korea ‘the slopestyle final’.

    Trust the Koreans to put their own slant on it.

  42. None

    Oh god Clementine Ford lecturing us about marriage.

    It’s like somehow male-female marriage is a fail because Joyce failed. Several million years of human life and experience is irrelevant.

  43. OldOzzie

    Where did all the money go? Don’t ask

    Michael Gunner waited all of an evening before trying to scupper one of the most promising ideas to emerge from the child detention royal commission: a thorough audit of all public expenditure in the Northern Territory.

    Aboriginal people and their advocates have, for at least a decade, been calling for better scrutiny of the money allocated for their benefit, ever since whistleblowers began revealing evidence that black dollars were being skimmed-off and used to pork barrel urban electorates.

    It’s an idea that the heads of the Territory’s sprawling bureaucracy have fervently resisted.

    Last week, the Prime Minister’s Office released the federal government’s response to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT. The one-page statement contained platitudes and an innocuous-seeming pledge to review “the approach to funding and evaluation including an audit of all funding going into the Northern Territory.”

    For any Territory Chief Minister, that would spell trouble.

    The Darwin government gets about 80 per cent of its budget from Canberra and spends the lion’s share of it on public servants and contracts awarded to mainly town-based businesses. This unhealthy alliance has led critics to cast the Territory as a client-state of the bureaucracy and a few influential companies. Generations of politicians have run scared from anything that might upset the balance.

    By Friday morning, the usually meek-mannered Chief Minister Gunner was on Twitter, exercising Trump-like tones.

    “The Aus Govt ordered NT RC & are not going to put in one extra $1. The NT Govt put in $50M extra on the day, and we will put in more to keep Territorians safe. Now Aus Govt want ANOTHER inquiry into the NT. We have already had 50 . enough is enough, we just have to get on with it,” he fumed.

    “While the Aus Govt play games with the RC & ANOTHER inquiry, we are going to get to work to keep Territorians safe. I have ordered our public service to not to take one person off line, to not send in one document — we are going to get on with the job of fixing the broken system.”

    The federal government called the royal commission in reaction to an ABC television program that neglected to mention that many of the outrageous things it aired had — or were already — being investigated and dealt with, at least to some degree.

    The inquiry produced a bookshelf of reports, none of which seemed to contain the road map needed to help weak governments overcome the political economics that, for years, have favoured locking kids up over treating them.

    One of the nation’s most-respected indigenous leaders branded it a “pointless exercise”.

    Even after the NT Emergency Response, a decade of Closing the Gap targets, numerous inquiries, reports and other measures, no member of the public can discover how much governments spend when, where and why, let alone what taxpayers get for their money.

    It is far from clear that even those governments know what they’re achieving — actually, they do know at least in outline, thanks to a legion of reports saying things are bad, bad, bad.

    On the streets of Darwin, politicians whinge about “itinerants” (local vernacular for black people) — the very same people who the very same politicians will court, fawn over and seek votes from when those people return to their home communities.

    A bush bloke can find himself regarded with respect as a leader on his country, where there are few economic opportunities, but as a second-class citizen urban areas.

    From the early 2000s onward, the Territory benefited from a GST bonanza that enabled ballooning public spending. The NTER brought a splurge of black-tagged dollars. Then the Darwin and Ichthys LNG projects and other big developments took over.

    Millionaires were made, partly through luck. Darwin glittered. But now comes the crunch, and in the intervening years, the regions, which are costly to service, have only become more destitute. Members of the polity and their associates argue persuasively, but usually in private, that the Territory has no sustainable future, no hope of achieving moonshot goals like statehood, until circumstances convince urban electors that their prosperity rests on getting more Aboriginal land and labour involved in the economy. It’s how Territorians will get rich, they argue.

    Gunner is beset by critics; some of them seem to want him to cut and increase spending at once. His government has a plan to revitalise the Darwin CBD, improve property values and promote development that it has carelessly allowed to be portrayed as a “museum-led recovery”. Labor is shedding support.

    Faced with tightening fiscal conditions, why not use the federal government’s resources to identify waste, trim fat and direct money to where it will have the greatest benefit?

    If Gunner and his team were to do that and re-embrace the regions, history might praise them as the leaders who finally turned a mounting crisis into an opportunity — perhaps even beginning in time for the next election.

    It’s a hope. But that’s about all some people in the poorest areas of the Territory have got.

  44. egg_

    Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa?

    He’d eat enough to feed a village?

  45. Chris

    Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa?

    Because he is a sneering commie f-ck who would just use India to flash his huuuge moral virtue?

  46. Chris

    I must change my socks. The old ones need washing – in lye.

  47. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa?

    There’s a contradiction in terms, if I ever saw one.

  48. Peter Castieau

    JC,

    At last count around 20,000 people disagree with you when it comes to supporting Bernardi. They paid their hard earned so I guess it follows they will vote for the party he founded too when the opportunity comes.

  49. C.L.

    I got permanently banned from twitter yesterday for saying as much to some tart trying to make Mrs Joyce an accessory to the cover up (today’s column by Miranda only confirms she was fighting for her marriage).

    Mrs Joyce sounds like a real keeper. A tough woman, apparently she drove up to Tamworth and shirt-fronted the young lady concerned. Then she called in family friend Fr Brennan to help out. This is a good woman.

  50. None

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    Failed bollards are a fitting symbol of our federal government.

  51. Baldrick

    I’m slowly warming to this guy …

    Julian Assange ⌛️ @TheRealJuIian
    Did Hillary Clinton mishandle classified info? Yes.
    Did Hillary Clinton obstruct Justice? Yes.
    Did Hillary Clinton take bribes? Yes.
    Did Hillary Clinton make up the Russian hoax and provide info to Steele for fake dossier? Yes.
    Should Hillary Clinton be in prison? Yes.

  52. JC

    Peter

    You support count is like adding up your assets and ignoring liabilities. It’s a silly argument because you can’t show how many people agree with my comment.

    I believe a lot of people do.

    Lastly what does his support have to do with my points?

    Stick to being a professional candidate on the political fringes and ignore the illegimate and immoral way Bernardo acted.

  53. Lysander

    Fare the well my Cats. At Perth Int’l and about to get onto Singapore, Manila, Cebu, Manila, Singapore, Colombo, Singapore Home to Perth.

    Keep the Cat a safe place 🙂

    I’ll check back in from time to time but more likely in March! Or, for advertising purposes, follow me @embritts

    Stay well!!!

  54. Rae

    “He always comes back”, she’s told friends.”

    Damn sad. Backs up what other people have been saying about Joyce. That he’s a serial predator, and has been for a long, long time. How soon will Malcolm and the Nats cut him out? Very soon, I hope.

  55. Rockdoctor

    Gunner is beset by critics; some of them seem to want him to cut and increase spending at once. His government has a plan to revitalise the Darwin CBD, improve property values and promote development that it has carelessly allowed to be portrayed as a “museum-led recovery”. Labor is shedding support.

    Last time I was in Darwin working was when the Gas Hub was coming off the boil. I thought the property was way overpriced and especially inner city apartments that were popping up everywhere that were conspicuously empty. The waterfront was nice but oozed pretentiousness I have seen in Sydney or Melbourne inner city areas. Had to stay out near Berrimah to get a decent rate on a room and a couple of pubs out that way had a better atmosphere too. The big problem with the Territory I found was it was a long way from anywhere, just getting anything like common parts for our vehicles had to be sourced from Adelaide then it was ordered on “Territory time”. They were trying to push this Asian hub idea that businessmen from China would fly in have meetings & Australian counterparts would fly in as well from Sydney. Sort of meet in the middle. One local I knew was sceptical that it would work, guess he was right.

    Still had a great 5 months there and despite the growth out to Palmy & Litchfield I still recognised a lot of the older town that I hadn’t seen since I was a teenager.

  56. egg_

    Attention, Barnaby Joyce

    LMFAO – too bad if it’s the husband’s.

  57. calli

    Bon voyage, Lysander! ✈️

  58. cohenite

    Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa?

    Phatty signed some leftie document a while back praising Venezuela. India don’t want someone as stupid as that visiting them.

  59. Tintarella di Luna

    I don’t take seriously any of the phony noble intentions, as outlined, by the columnists essaying the story.

    You’re right C.L. it’s basically j’ism all ’round.

  60. Chris

    Fare thee well too Lysander! Have a splendid trip.

  61. Lysander

    Thx Chris too et al… going in now… sorry but flying for me is a bit like descending into a gas chamber. I hate it. The only way to do it is…. drunk! 🙂

  62. egg_

    Lysander
    #2634081, posted on February 11, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Enjoy!
    Great twitter feed, by the way.

  63. Andreas

    Bernardi had an opportunity to leave the Liberals before the election, but he didn’t. He also could have resigned from the liberal party and the parliament when he decided to form the Conservatives. He’s untrustworthy and doesn’t deserve anyone’s vote. He took the easy way out and demonstrated a lack of courage and conviction, in my book.

    Bernardi didn’t leave the Liberal Party, the Liberal Party left him.

  64. egg_

    I don’t take seriously any of the phony noble intentions, as outlined, by the columnists essaying the story.

    You’re right C.L. it’s basically j’ism all ’round.

    Something’s flying thick and fast.

  65. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sums take on a new twist in P J Media. Back in the day it used to be some mind-boggling abstruseness about one pipe filling a tank of given dimensions, another emptying it and the prize was to calculate how long it would take the tank to fill, or empty; this on the assumption there would be both optimists and pessimists confronted with the problem.

    In an episode of political correctness and social justice run amok, her eighth-grade daughter’s math homework included graphic questions about sexual assault, drug dealing, and prostitution.
    According to the picture she posted, multiple choice math questions were combined with the early life abuse and exploitation experienced by poet Maya Angelou. The questions include:

    The questions include:
    y= x +2
    3x + 6y = 12
    Angelou was sexually abused by her mother’s _______ at age 8, which shaped her career choices and motivation for writing.
    a. (0,2) boyfriend
    b. (4,6) brother
    c. (-3, -1) father

    ***
    x = y -1
    y = -4x + 21
    Trying to support her son as a single mother, she worked as a pimp, prostitute and ________.
    a. (-3, -2) Bookie
    b. (9, 10) Drug Dealer
    c. (4, 5) Night Club Dancer

  66. Peter Castieau

    JC ,

    I can demonstrate how many support Cory but your position is just a guesstimate, you don’t know.

    Your points were just denigrating the bloke when he has established Australia’s fastest growing political party which has a lot of support by people sick and tired of the Liberal party.

    I tried to get elected on my own, but unless you have the wealth of a Clive Palmer it’s impossible. Aus Cons for a lot of people represent a credible party worthy of support.

  67. eam

    132andBush @ 6.30

    Thanks. That was real LOL material

    I’m a female

  68. Tintarella di Luna

    This is a good woman.

    Pity Beetroot-face the Bounder has no class.

  69. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa?

    Because he is a degenerate f$cking Commie and there isn’t a plane large enough to fly his bloated pomposity.

  70. egg_

    Barndoor leads ABC TV nightly News.
    Yawn.

  71. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sums take on a new twist in P J Media.

    I got a headache just from looking at it.

    BeauGan, solve this sh$t please.
    It’s above my paygrade.

  72. Tel

    In an episode of political correctness and social justice run amok, her eighth-grade daughter’s math homework included graphic questions about sexual assault, drug dealing, and prostitution.

    Always been a challenge getting kids interested in maths.

  73. egg_

    KRudd says Turnbull doesn’t know how to handle the Chinese ratfvckers.

  74. Chris

    Hear hear Peter Castieau.

  75. Tintarella di Luna

    Something’s flying thick and fast.

    egg_ for you

  76. egg_

    In an episode of political correctness and social justice run amok, her eighth-grade daughter’s math homework included graphic questions about sexual assault, drug dealing, and prostitution.

    Q1. How many tricks do you have to turn to afford a smack deal?

  77. cohenite

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2634103, posted on February 11, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Sums take on a new twist in P J Media.

    I got a headache just from looking at it.

    BeauGan, solve this sh$t please.
    It’s above my paygrade.

    The boyfriend and the dancer did it.

  78. Baldrick

    JC
    #2634080, posted on February 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    Stick to being a professional candidate on the political fringes and ignore the illegimate and immoral way Bernardo acted.

    JC, what’s your alternative? Stick with the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party, like Tony Abbott and hope things change, or try to create something better with the same values the Liberals have dropped?

  79. Rae

    Back then they were all promoting the lie that Gardasil was an anti cancer vaccine. I remember warning so many young women not to give up pap smears thanks to their utter, utter, utter irresponsibility.

    None,

    What did you tell then Gardasil actually was? How many of those ‘so many young women” followed your advice and subsequently developed cervical cancer? How many of them died from that cancer?

  80. Habib

    Ads I should walk, and individually sue every bedwetter, feral, ditch carp and cretin that’ve actively delayed the project for every cent they’ve lost due to the actions of these mouth-breathers.

  81. Tintarella di Luna

    Peter Castieau
    #2634096, posted on February 11, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Cory Bernardi had spoken out many times about his discontent with Liberal party policy he found himself in a party that was not what he joined up to and had done something about it. Tony Abbott is still in there on the death ship, sinking because of the wormholes. The only reason it is afloat is the hot air and the putrid gaseous corruption.

  82. Habib

    Sodding autocorrect, Adani.

  83. Rae

    Get that DNA test, Barnaby

    Better that Vikki gets a Wassermann test after being bonked by Barnaby.

  84. stackja

    C.L.
    #2634016, posted on February 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    BJ saga does not fit my bias so I am doing my best to ignore it. Next month’s sensation?

  85. Peter Castieau

    Cheers Baldrick.

    Might be a good time to post that community service announcement. Do you have it handy?

  86. C.L.

    Damn sad. Backs up what other people have been saying about Joyce. That he’s a serial predator …

    Nobody has said he’s a “serial predator.”

  87. notafan

    Just an aside really but Tony Abbott did not insist on a DNA test, when he was reunited with his adult son as he thought, the actual father saw the photos and knew the boy had to be his and contracted the mother, with whom he had had a one night stand.

    A very tough experience for Tony.

  88. Baldrick

    Might be a good time to post that community service announcement. Do you have it handy?

    Most, if not all Cats so far are doing a sterling job. 😉

  89. nemkat

    According to joke blog Independent Australia, 2 of Joyce’s daughters drove a ute up and down the main street of Tamworth exhorting voters through a bullhorn to dump their old man at the By Election.
    Not much class there.
    Iirc, and i think i do, Barnaby Joyce claimed to be a self made man, very early in his Senate career. When it was pointed out to him that his parents are among the wealthiest landowners in Northern NSW, his response was that his parents had wiped him due to th eir opposition to his marriage.
    Apparently, his wife is the adopted daughter of either overseas diplomats or UN officials, and his parents were adamant that someone whose background was unknowable wasn’t wife material.

    Looks like they were right.

  90. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2634118, posted on February 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    TA is not a quitter. LNP may not preselect him.

  91. Boambee John

    test pattern at 1751

    ‘Why was Phillip Adams not allowed by our Government to visit India? He is not a drug smuggler, terrorist, or tax evader; on the other hand, he is a venerated public figure

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ROFLMAO. A legend in his own lunchbox would be more like it.

  92. notafan

    A bloke that takes up whatever opportunities come his way.

    Turns on the charm and see where it leads.

    A cad looking for a cadette.

    Whatever happened to the sexual revolution?

  93. stackja

    notafan
    #2634133, posted on February 11, 2018 at 7:33 pm
    Whatever happened to the sexual revolution?

    It continues.

  94. Rae

    a professional candidate on the political fringes

    Touche, JC. My friends on Twitter told me that the “professional candidate” blocked another twitterer for pointing his status out to him.

  95. egg_

    The only reason it is afloat is the hot air and the putrid gaseous corruption.

    Going by Barndoor, they’re looking more and more like the ALP.

  96. nemkat

    Nobody has said he’s a “serial predator.”

    Not yet, in public, CL.
    From what Tony Windsor has said, he’s not to be trusted in mixed company when he’s had a few drinks under his belt..
    From what other sites are saying, the photo of Vikki Campion on the Tele’s front page was limited hangout by his mates in the Media, and the bigger story is yet to be told.

  97. stackja

    notafan
    #2634134, posted on February 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    police seize Sudanese general’s house, in Narre Warren

    By George!

  98. egg_

    notafan
    #2634133, posted on February 11, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Nailed it – but the cadette got him by the b*lls.

  99. egg_

    Is the sock getting sticky, yet?

  100. notafan

    Lol at the no community in the US.

    I’m pretty sure there are a lot more Afghanis and Pakistanis there than here.

    Wasn’t there adamation they would never go to the US a while back.

    more refugees transfer to the US from Nauru

  101. Chris

    Nailed it – but the cadette got him by the b*lls.

    Myself, I recall a setup being described as ‘a tick on a dog relationship, with two ticks and no dog’.

  102. JC

    JC ,

    I can demonstrate how many support Cory but your position is just a guesstimate, you don’t know.

    Don’t talk about it, go ahead and prove your assertion. I’m waiting , as I’m really curious how you would do that.

    Your points were just denigrating the bloke when he has established Australia’s fastest growing political party which has a lot of support by people sick and tired of the Liberal party.

    Starting from zero to tiny support can cause false conclusions, but we’ll wait and see.

    I tried to get elected on my own, but unless you have the wealth of a Clive Palmer it’s impossible. Aus Cons for a lot of people represent a credible party worthy of support.

    You were an independent and unless I’m mistaken later rejected by Phon. I think you recently mentioned you were running under the ACI banner, no?

    Andreas, some stats

    The Federal Election was held on July 2 2016.

    Bernardi left the party officially on Feb 8 2017

    Bernardi received ~ 2000 direct votes in the 2016 election. He won the seat by being either first or second on the ballot with ~385,000 above the line votes suggesting little to no personal endorsement.

    In other words Bernardi was in the senate purely because he ran under the Liberal Party umbrella.

    To suggest the party left him is a sign of hallucination .

    Bernardi campaigned as a Liberal under Liberal policies. There was no material changes to those polices from the date of the election to the date of his resignation.

    Baldrick

    LDP. It’s the only party with a policy for small government.

  103. notafan

    I must say a lot of the cadettes are delusional* about what sort of relationship they should expect afterwards

    *Too many years of being young and naive

  104. egg_

    two ticks and no dog

    Was thinking of the fleas analogy, myself.
    Methinks she outsmarted him, however.

  105. Rae

    Nobody has said he’s a “serial predator.”

    Really? You didn’t see this comment from earlier this afternoon?

    Helen #2633903, posted on February 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Word is that Barnabus has been a duplicitous root rat his whole married life.

    What this tells me is that Canberra must be the easiest place on earth to get a root.

    Captain witnessed this a few years ago at a local gathering. If he could have stayed the night he would have, she was an attractive youngish (40 odd) single woman alone at the function and looked a bit uneasy. His fixation was intense.

    Captain said, did you see BJ trying to crack onto xx? Was He? I thought he was just being polite, but now you mention it ..

    a duplicitous root rat his whole married life” and “she was an attractive youngish (40 odd) single woman alone at the function and looked a bit uneasy. His fixation was intense” seems to fit with “serial predator”, and was said right here.

    Follow Helen/Grigory Ms ‘how to’ upthread and you’ll see that plenty of people are saying it on social media.

  106. stackja

    notafan
    #2634154, posted on February 11, 2018 at 7:51 pm
    Give them Labor and they will come

    at the tele subscriber only

    And many more this time.

  107. John Constantine

    The daily mail report into the Sudanese generals mansion mentions his family had been living in subsidised housing until they moved into the new digs.

    Import a Sudanese generals family and put them on tax funded housing (what other benefits?.)

    What a brilliant idea Julie Bishop.

    We know the Great transnational looting cartels are rotting Australia’s craven submission to the signed conventions on decolonisation of the West, but this is not a good look.

  108. Tintarella di Luna

    LNP may not preselect him.

    I agree Tony Abbott is not a quitter in the face of everything the mongrels have done to him I admire his fortitude he’s certainly a turn the other cheek kind of guy. The ultimate indignity would be that he is not preselected for the seat he’s held since 1994 and I don’t put it past the bastards either. Then what?

  109. JC

    stackja
    #2634159, posted on February 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    LDP has how many MPs?

    One, legitimate one, Stack. More than Bernardi’s illegitimate single senator -sitting under false pretenses, you nincompoop.

  110. Tintarella di Luna

    Going by Barndoor, they’re looking more and more like the ALP.

    The Unipartite Laberals –

  111. Peter Castieau

    JC,

    On your comment of being mistaken. Yes you are.

  112. Dr Faustus

    The major scandal in the BJ/floozie shock horror event is the salary paid to political staffers.

    Ms Campion, a former journalist, took on the new job in April last year, The Australian reports. The salary band for a senior adviser is up to $191,000 a year, according to pay scales published by the Finance Department.

    So, if I get this correctly, a Senior Adviser with dodgy qualifications/career history doing a soft-definition, no-responsibility background job at the whim of a political party gets $191,000.

    By comparison the average salary for a Senior Project Engineer – the backbone of the manufacturing/construction industries – is around $128,000.

    How they must larf at the stupid little people who are not in on the joke…

  113. urb

    #2634052, posted on February 11, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Helen – up here in God’s country north we just say, ay.

  114. Stimpson J. Cat

    LDP.

    No f$cking way.
    I hate his Christmas songs.
    He can’t sing for sh$t.

  115. notafan

    I’d like to know which visa class the general’s family arrived under.

    Son studied in China

    Whats the deal with that?

  116. Roger

    How they must larf at the stupid little people who are not in on the joke…

    Indicative of the fact that traditional manufacturing is not valued in contemporary Australia.

    Manufacturing lies, however, is well rewarded.

  117. C.L.

    Not yet, in public, CL.
    From what Tony Windsor has said, he’s not to be trusted in mixed company when he’s had a few drinks under his belt..

    So he’s allegedly a womaniser.
    I’m calling total bullshit on Joyce dragging off women left, right and centre on the Wombat Trail.

  118. stackja

    State Coalition unveils Serious Sex Offender Public Register plan
    Matt Johnston, State politics editor, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only
    PARENTS would be able to obtain photographs of high-risk sex offenders living in their neighbourhood under a radical plan unveiled by the state Coalition.

    And mums and dads could also check whether anyone who has close contact with their children — such as a babysitter or new partner — has a history of serious sex crimes.

    The policy has been applauded by child safety crusaders Bruce and Denise Morcombe, whose son Daniel was abducted and murdered by serial predator Brett Cowan in Queensland.

    But the state Opposition has stopped short of promising a publicly searchable database, instead requiring people to apply for the information that can’t be shared widely.

  119. JC

    Peter Castieau
    #2634163, posted on February 11, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    JC,

    On your comment of being mistaken. Yes you are.

    Peter, in your penultimate comment that you would provide evidence for your assertion. Telling me, you believe I’m mistaken is not evidence. It’s just another assertion. As an aspiring member I’m aghast you don’t appear to know the difference.

    Moreover, suggesting Bernardi’s party has large scale support that you assert says nothing to the moral position he’s in. The Greens have 9% support and they are poisonously illegitimate in every way possible.

  120. JC

    So he’s allegedly a womaniser.
    I’m calling total bullshit on Joyce dragging off women left, right and centre on the Wombat Trail.

    Barn door is no chick magnet.

  121. stackja

    State Coalition unveils Serious Sex Offender Public Register plan
    Matt Johnston, State politics editor, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said if the Coalition is elected in November, new laws would “protect Victorians from the worst of the worst”.

    “Victorians deserve to know if they have a high-risk serial sex offender living in their street,” he said.

    “Mums and dads have enough to worry about with the cost of living and jobs pressures without the added worry of whether their kids are safe in their own neighbourhood.”

    A new commissioner of the Serious Sex Offender Public Register would assess applications, and decide which high-risk offenders should have their identities revealed.

    Photographs, descriptions, and the current suburb the sex pests lives in would then be given to successful applicants who make that “location” search.

    When searching based on individuals, a parent or guardian would have to provide their child’s details, the person of interest, and the level of contact they have with the family.

    This could include anyone who has regular unsupervised contact with children, for example babysitters, new partners, or even friends of the family.

  122. notafan

    It’s a very bad look to move your mistress to another MPs office to do similar work, much better if she can go and work for a Get UP or similar affiliate, if such are available.

  123. stackja

    State Coalition unveils Serious Sex Offender Public Register plan
    Matt Johnston, State politics editor, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Mr Morcombe said this was an important measure aimed at protecting women and children.

    “Imagine if you had a sister who was a single mum and met a new partner. This would allow you to check up on that person,” he said.

    “Think about a situation that might be close to your heart.”

    He said no former victims will be placed on the register.

    “It is a register of the most dangerous sex offenders in Victoria and it is these people who pose the most risk to the most vulnerable.”

    Mrs Morcombe said there were also safeguards in the plan to stop vigilantism.

    This includes penalties of up to 10 years for misuse of information.

    There are currently 7193 people on Victoria’s sex offenders register, with 4000 classed as active.

    Opposition Corrections spokesman Edward O’Donohue said a Guy government would “make sure the rights of innocent Victorians are more important than the rights of the worst of the worst sex offenders”.

    Current laws for “missing offenders” would also be bolstered, with personal details of serious adult offenders who have failed to report to authorities published.

  124. JC

    stackja
    #2634167, posted on February 11, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    LDP name calling.

    Another of your useful, thoughtful arguments Stack. No wonder you want to populate the site with low IQ riff raff. That way you don’t highlight.

  125. egg_

    So, if I get this correctly, a Senior Adviser with dodgy qualifications/career history doing a soft-definition, no-responsibility background job at the whim of a political party gets $191,000.

    Tony Burka can’t say much and Juanita Phillips reading tonight’s News script about Barndoor has no shame – ‘Bugman class”, indeed.

  126. calli

    notafan
    #2634178, posted on February 11, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Chortle. But it’s priiiiivate!

  127. JC

    State Coalition unveils Serious Sex Offender Public Register plan

    Another terrific brain wave by the Liberals. It would never be misused by the Left… of course. Never!

    You will end up with dudes just glancing at females ending up on the register if the far left had its way.

    You don’t need a sex offender’s register. What you require is very long sentences when very old men are let out on strict parole.

  128. Infidel Tiger

    Barn door is no chick magnet.

    He’s a bald, beetroot-faced slob who is towelling up attractive young tarts. I don’t know what he’s got, but he should be offering lessons.

  129. nemkat

    So he’s allegedly a womaniser.
    I’m calling total bullshit on Joyce dragging off women left, right and centre on the Wombat Trail.

    No, he’s not a womaniser.
    Some people have said he is a menace, and the Sharri Markson story is limited hangout on Joyce’s behalf, to forestall much more serious allegations

  130. egg_

    notafan
    #2634178, posted on February 11, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    She probably sings Soprano – gave Barndoor the Raptures.

  131. Peter Castieau

    JC,

    My stance on a whole range of issues is on the public record on Spacechook, Twitter, Google and whatever else.

    I spoke up today as you denigrated the founder and leader of the party of which I am a member. I believe your characterisation of him is false. Your belief as to my own political history are false and many Cats who know me would support this assertion.

    In all honesty it doesn’t really affect me what you think because even if I ever did successfully nominate for Aus Cons you probably wouldn’t vote for me anyway.

    I’m comfortable in my skin and I don’t really give a flying if you think there are holes in my, or my parties positions on a whole range of things.

  132. Rae

    A soliloquy, on or by the Ides of March:

    Malcolm: “Friends … ( Ah, no … no friends)”
    Malcolm: “Romans …. (Er, ah … no, none of them either)”
    Malcolm: “Countrymen … (Uh … um … no, maybe leave them for the election)”
    [Pregnant pause]
    Malcolm: “I come to bury Barnaby, not to praise him”

  133. Leigh Lowe

    He’s a bald, beetroot-faced slob who is towelling up attractive young tarts. I don’t know what he’s got, but he should be offering lessons.

    What?
    Bananaby has been rooting attractive tarts as well as Mzzz Bunny Boiler.

  134. nemkat

    The Media angle on Joyce now appears to be:
    Barnaby gonna be Barnaby, his poor wife, what a trooper, and, hey, if Damian Drum, Matt Canavan, or even our Beloved Turnbull, gave his new Missus a phantom job on Taxpayer dosh, well, let’s hang them out to dry.

    And,
    Case Closed.

  135. Leigh Lowe

    So, if I get this correctly, a Senior Adviser with dodgy qualifications/career history doing a soft-definition, no-responsibility background job at the whim of a political party gets $191,000.

    The job was “Social Media Manager” for a b-grade ministee FFS.
    Posting photos and party talking pounts to Twatter and Facebook.
    F-M-D.

  136. nemkat

    Malcolm: “I come to bury Barnaby, not to praise him”

    Dunno, Rae.
    The Media almost buried Turnbull over UteGate, so he’s considered dispensable.
    They’ve never shown any real interest in taking out Barnaby.

  137. Boambee John

    All Cats and Kittehs

    Could we please use “Bananaby” or some variation thereof. I do not wished to be tainted by association.

    Thanks

    The good BJ!

  138. Tintarella di Luna

    I’m comfortable in my skin and I don’t really give a flying if you think there are holes in my, or my parties positions on a whole range of things.

    Good for you Peter.

  139. JC

    My stance on a whole range of issues is on the public record on Spacechook, Twitter, Google and whatever else.

    What does this egg have to do with the price of fish we’re discussing, Peter?

    I spoke up today as you denigrated the founder and leader of the party of which I am a member. I believe your characterisation of him is false. Your belief as to my own political history are false and many Cats who know me would support this assertion.

    You can speak up all you want, Peter. However it doesn’t make any difference to changing the facts and the facts are on my side whereas all you seem to have are assertions and emotive responses. You said you were going to provide evidence. Where is it?

    In all honesty it doesn’t really affect me what you think because even if I ever did successfully nominate for Aus Cons you probably wouldn’t vote for me anyway.

    No I wouldn’t, as I believe you aren’t competent enough to hold any office lets alone a senate seat. When you were running as an independent, you pretentiously suggested you supported free trade. I think it was Artiste who then asked you about your position on parallel car importing. You never answered him on this, because you had expressed opposition to the concept sometime earlier. You then went knocking on PHON’s door who rejected you. They’re the biggest protectionists outside of the Greens. You’re all over the place.

    I’m comfortable in my skin and I don’t really give a flying if you think there are holes in my, or my parties positions on a whole range of things.

    Interesting. So you’ve gone from saying you would offer evidence to your earlier assertions and now not caring what I think….. you’d fit right in with the current lot of crossbenchers 🙂

    Tell me, have you knocked on the Greek’s door in SA for a spot?

  140. stackja

    Boambee John
    #2634201, posted on February 11, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    All Cats and Kittehs

    Could we please use “Bananaby” or some variation thereof. I do not wished to be tainted by association.

    Thanks

    The good BJ!

    On tablets it is hard to keep track of long names. Better to stop all stories about the subject.

  141. Tintarella di Luna

    Boambee John what about BFB – Beetroot-face the Bounder

  142. cohenite

    SFF are worth a look if they run federally. In NSW they are the only option.

  143. johanna

    Now here’s a sheriff with a proactive approach to deterring crime in his neck of the woods:

    Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly displayed a neon green “VACANCY” sign in front of the county jail, which is also referred to as the “Green County Inn,” reports the Daytona News Beach Journal.

    WATCH:

    Underneath the neon-sign is a list of “accommodations” the jail has, such as “no privacy,” “designer jewelry AKA handcuffs and irons,” and “no meal selection.” The jail, built in 2016, currently has a prison inmate population of 217.

    “We have a one-star rating and we’re working to lower that as I’m speaking,” the sheriff explains in the video.

    I like the cut of his jib!

  144. JC

    They’re the LDP with another name, Cohenite. David L, I think, originally hailed from the SFF.

  145. Rae

    Driving home from the shops early this arvo I was listening to random music selections. Right after Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones) played the Dr Ford track from Westworld Season 1 started playing. I immediately thought to myself that Dr Fords role in Westworld was not unlike the role of Prof Davidson at Catallaxyfiles.

  146. Boambee John

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2634208, posted on February 11, 2018 at 8:45 pm
    Boambee John what about BFB – Beetroot-face the Bounder

    Accepted by acclamation.

  147. Baldrick

    I’m comfortable in my skin and I don’t really give a flying if you think there are holes in my, or my parties positions on a whole range of things.

    JC, it’s s strange you’d argue against Australian Conservatives when they have much more in common with the DLP than any other party and even formed an alliance in the Senate with former PHON candidate Fraser Anning.

  148. Shy Ted

    Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa?
    Phillip Adams and his team have been denied visas to visit India.
    On the other hand, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), though funded from the state exchequer, is entirely free of political interference.

    They’ve listened to his little wireless show?
    PA and chums can’t even get a taxpayer-funded holiday these days. Sheesh.
    India does comedy now.

  149. Rae

    “The good BJ” is a bit pretentious.

  150. JC

    Baldrick

    It’s a defective birth…. from the very beginning. The leader of the party is dishonest. Just vote LDP. David L has been excellent and not deviated from the party platform.

    Seriously, how can you trust someone like Peter. He goes from supporting free trade etc, to then knocking on PHON’s door who rejected him and is now potentially a candidate for a party that’s genetically deformed at birth. It’s just of the same bullshit.

    More David L’s please… by the dozen.

  151. Leigh Lowe

    Watched the first ten minutes of Chopper on Channel Nein.
    It’s a fucking Christmas pantomime written by NIDA graduate faggots.

  152. johanna

    Demmed spaminator! Again:

    johanna
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #2634211, posted on February 11, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Now here’s a sheriff with a proactive approach to deterring crime in his neck of the woods:

    Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly displayed a neon green “VACANCY” sign in front of the county jail, which is also referred to as the “Green County Inn,” reports the Daytona News Beach Journal.

    WATCH:

    Underneath the neon-sign is a list of “accommodations” the jail has, such as “no privacy,” “designer j*welry AKA handcuffs and irons,” and “no meal selection.” The jail, built in 2016, currently has a prison inmate population of 217.

    “We have a one-star rating and we’re working to lower that as I’m speaking,” the sheriff explains in the video.

    I like the cut of his jib!

  153. nemkat

    Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa?

    Why would an impoverished Third World Country deny a visa to an elderly, but wealthy, White, male Australian?

    Nope, no idea, complete mystery.
    Has India ever denied a Visa previously to someone fitting PA’s profile?

  154. Baldrick

    More David L’s please… by the dozen.

    I don’t mind DL, but even he has gravitated from the ALP to the Liberal Party, then to SFF and then LDP.

  155. Dr Faustus

    The good BJ!

    I’m now considering seppuku.

  156. stackja

    Severe thunderstorm warning for southeast Queensland
    The Courier-Mail
    a minute ago
    ‘Exceptional’ heatwave takes hold of QLD
    Long, hot summer takes toll on health
    Extreme heat to send mercury soaring
    It’s going to get hot … and stay hot
    THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for people in Ipswich, Logan, Gold Coast, Noosa and parts of Gympie, Somerset, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Redland City, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane City council areas.

    Readers of The Courier-Mail have reported strong winds and hail the size of tennis balls at Milford, near Boonah.

    Wind gusts of 90km/hr or more were. observed at Redcliffe, Inner Beacon, Redlands, Amberley and Archerfield.

    A man was reportedly struck by lightning while in the shower at Ferny Grove and is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

  157. Ros

    SMH,

    “One of those MPs, an ally of Mr Joyce, described him as a “once-in-a-generation leader” but added that “he won’t survive this if some evidence emerges of travel allowance misuse”.
    Another ally said that “everything will be all right unless he has done something wrong with his travel”.
    A third Nationals MP predicted “it only gets uglier from here. We will get through it, I’m not sure that he will.”

    Don’t often think the SMH gets it right, but he is gone.

  158. Peter Castieau

    JC ,

    I will rise or fall in the political sphere of my life if and when I ever get the privilege to do so. It won’t be about anything to do with the parallel importing of cars into our country.

    And it certainly won’t on the views of an anonymous poster on a blog in Australia.

  159. JC

    I don’t mind DL, but even he has gravitated from the ALP to the Liberal Party, then to SFF and then LDP.

    SFF is basically astrofurf for the LDP, or it used to be. The people and views are basically the same. Just vote LDP, as there’s more chance of another senator.

  160. Delta A

    I’m now considering seppuku.

    And I suppose you expect calli to clean up after you.

  161. stackja

    Ros
    #2634235, posted on February 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    We will see.

  162. DrBeauGan

    BeauGan, solve this sh$t please.
    It’s above my paygrade.

    The point is, Stimpy, that there are two ways to answer each question. You can either solve the simultaneous equations which requires some algebra, or you can memorise statements about a woman who had a hard life which has nothing to do with mathematics. Either will get the answer.

    Calling this a maths exam is a lie. Whoever did so should be shot.

  163. candy

    Barn door is no chick magnet.

    I don’t seem him as a womaniser. But he might stray from time to time.

    He must have something jolly about him. Perhaps he cottons on to the ones who drink a bit too much and he does a lot of chat and there’s fun, he’s DPM to Malcolm Turnbull no less, lots of stories, and a few drinks and one thing leads to another.

  164. Habib

    Phatty was refused a visa as the Curry Gobblers were concerned that his self-generated gravity would attract meteorites. And if he karked it while in country, the immediate pyre at the Varanasi ghat required to dissipate the odour* would denude the entire subcontinent of timber of any kind, and give them a carbon footprint that would surpass that which would be generated if the entire population were Al Gores.

    *yes, it is possible to claim that a decomposing Phillip Adams would actually make India smell worse.

    Or maybe they decided he’s a fat twat.

  165. JC

    I will rise or fall in the political sphere of my life if and when I ever get the privilege to do so. It won’t be about anything to do with the parallel importing of cars into our country.

    The parallel importing point was one example of your inconsistent positions. You don’t go from supporting trade to hiding away when questioned about your opposition to parallel importing and then knee-padding to massively protectionist PHON. These are non nonsensical positions and affront to logic and consistency. Moreover, it speaks of opportunism, something I find detestable in politicians.

    And it certainly won’t on the views of an anonymous poster on a blog in Australia.

    I never fucking asked you for your views. I made a comment that I couldn’t abide by Bernardi’s dishonesty and you took a bite. I have no interest in you and your views except to say that I hope and wish you never set foot inside the senate well for those reasons expressed.

    Still no evidence you promised me, right?

  166. stackja

    Waterloo balcony death: Protest after man falls 13 floors during police chase
    Ashleigh Gleeson, The Daily Telegraph
    February 11, 2018 1:58pm
    Subscriber only
    A RALLY has been held after an Aboriginal man plunged 13 floors from a Waterloo balcony trying to evade police officers who were trying to arrest him.

    More than 100 protesters shouted “too many coppers, not enough justice” and “they say accident, we say murder” on Saturday as they marched for 31-year-old Patrick Fisher — who is the first cousin of Cathy Freeman.

    Last Wednesday Redfern police officers “kicked in the door” of a George St unit after receiving a tip-off Fisher, who had warrants out for his arrest in relation to stealing and assault, was inside.

  167. Boambee John

    Dr Faustus
    #2634232, posted on February 11, 2018 at 9:03 pm
    The good BJ!

    I’m now considering seppuku.

    After you do the knife cut across the abdomen, might I offer to provide the coup de grace? Just to demonstrate my goodness of course, though I might not have good skills with a blade.

  168. stackja

    It has been reported the father-of-three raced out of the window of his girlfriend’s apartment and attempted to escape via the balcony but lost his footing and slipped, falling to the carpark below.

    Police have launched a critical incident investigation into the death, but Fisher’s family yesterday said they were not happy about police investigating other police and their legal team would be doing their own investigation.

  169. stackja

    Mr Fisher’s mother Candice Kina-Williams told The Daily Telegraph police procedures had to change with Aboriginal people.

    “It’s bringing the community together, we’ve got to learn from this,” she said.

    “The (police) they have got to change their rules of how they approach our boys.

    “He was chased to his death, another black death in custody.”

  170. stackja

    The NSW Police Force said, in a statement on Wednesday, a Critical Incident had been launched following the death.

    “A critical incident team from Botany Bay Local Area Command will now investigate all the circumstances surrounding the incident,” the statement said.

    “The investigation will be subject to an independent review and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.”

    Carly White, the mother of two of Mr Fisher’s children, said he had been out of jail for 12 months.

    “They constantly chased him, he didn’t have a chance. When he got out of lock up, he was excited because he had been out for on year and three weeks,” she said.

    Mr Fisher’s cousin Lorna Munro said history was repeating itself in the manner of Thomas “TJ” Hickey’s death 14 years ago.

  171. stackja

    Riots sparked in Redfern after Hickey, 17, was thrown from his bike and impaled on a fence while being chased by police.

    An inquest later cleared police of any wrongdoing.

    “I’ve been screaming all my life. what are we going to do with this anger?” Ms Munro asked the crowd.

    “Draw the line right now and don’t compromise, don’t step back.”

    She said all of Mr Fisher’s charges were for “petty crimes”.

    “They released the fact they were looking for him for warrants,” she told The Daily Telegraph.

    “All of his charges were petty criminal stuff. You have to remember we are living in poverty and we’re experiencing gentrification so we have rich white people living next door, you have all these barriers in order to survive.”

    During the rally the community spoke about how they didn’t trust the police, saying they were “terrified” of them.

    Mr Fisher’s uncle Lyall Munro said Mr Fisher had suffered problem with drugs and had grown up in Redfern

    Later speaking to the crowd Mr Munro said: “Patrick is no different to all black kids in the inner city area, in fact he is different to black kids right throughout this country, where we see this persistent pursuance of our young people by police which result in these catastrophes”.

    The rally marched from the George St housing commission unit block to Redfern Park.

    Police kept the traffic clear for the crowd during the march and provided everyone with water and drinks at the park afterwards.

  172. Marcus

    SFF is basically astrofurf for the LDP, or it used to be. The people and views are basically the same. Just vote LDP, as there’s more chance of another senator.

    Only if they learn how to campaign properly from now on.

  173. Shy Ted

    Australian Nationals stud B Joyce
    Has proved he’s young and free
    His bird has scored a cushy job
    Endorsed by Malcolm T
    He’s dumped his wife and four daughters
    Shacked up with Vikki C
    She’s in the club and here’s the rub
    Paid for by you and me

  174. Peter Castieau

    JC,

    Good. We are in total agreement. We don’t like each other nor do we support the same political party.

  175. cohenite

    They’re the LDP with another name, Cohenite.

    And guns. And they don’t appear to be alarmists because they reject the precautionary principle. I’d have to check on their attitude towards muslims.

  176. Dr Faustus

    And I suppose you expect calli to clean up after you.

    Good point. To avoid flaunting my white male privilege, I will leave Boambee John as a tragic, collateral victim of BananabyGate. I’m sure he will have a part in the movie, as compensation.

  177. stackja

    Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has challenged Malcolm Turnbull not to cut remote indigenous housing, ahead of the tenth anniversary of the apology.

    Redfern is remote?

  178. egg_

    Phatty was refused a visa as the Curry Gobblers were concerned that his self-generated gravity would attract meteorites

    My second guess was that they feared his gravity field would disrupt the Monsoons.

  179. candy

    Don’t often think the SMH gets it right, but he is gone.

    Oh, I don’t know about that Ros. My feeling he appeals to many blokes with his bit on the side. Even Kennett and Latham were talking about him just having some nookie on the side , as all it was.
    Indeed, I think the PM and his close advisors will rely on the old blokes will be blokes, he’s snagged a new younger partner and good on him, he’s a stud.

    Even his electorate would vote for him still. It’s country so that’s different, of course. He’s 50 and a stud. I’m not sure the issue will be significant. It is still a “man’s world” in that respect.

  180. cohenite

    Riots sparked in Redfern after Hickey, 17, was thrown from his bike and impaled on a fence while being chased by police.

    An inquest later cleared police of any wrongdoing.

    “I’ve been screaming all my life. what are we going to do with this anger?” Ms Munro asked the crowd.

    “Draw the line right now and don’t compromise, don’t step back.”

    She said all of Mr Fisher’s charges were for “petty crimes”.

    “They released the fact they were looking for him for warrants,” she told The Daily Telegraph.

    “All of his charges were petty criminal stuff. You have to remember we are living in poverty and we’re experiencing gentrification so we have rich white people living next door, you have all these barriers in order to survive.”

    Entitled mendicants. I’m black give me stuff and respect for no reason.

  181. OldOzzie

    GRAHAM RICHARDSON

    Vikki Campion getting a new job means Malcolm Turnbull has to face tough questions

    Not everyone who gets elected to the House of Representatives is destined for stardom. While the Hawkes, Howards, Keatings or Costellos rise to fame and fortune, the life of a backbencher consists of doing their best to service their electorates and contribute all they can to the committees to which they are appointed.

    There are only two ways the rest of us ever hear about them. For the few diehards who possess not even a semblance of a life and watch Question Time, they might see the little known ask a Dorothy Dixer. The only other time that backbenchers and minor office holders are ever heard is when they are enveloped in scandal.

    Up until a couple of days ago I had never heard of Damian Drum. This bloke is the member for the Victorian rural seat of Murray. He may be a big deal in Shepparton but he is a complete, political non-event everywhere else. Drum was the National Party whip last year when Matt Canavan’s parliamentary career hit the citizenship hurdle and he was forced to resign from the Cabinet. Canavan had been kind enough to employ Vikki Campion, Barnaby Joyce’s lover, when her tenure in the Deputy Prime Minister’s office had become too hot to manage. I will refer to the job Canavan supplied a little later on.

    Drum answered Barnaby’s plea and came up with a job, paying way north of $100,000 per year, and she became his second media adviser. His staff allocation went from five to six. The first question we should be asking is why the National Party whip needs a media adviser at all. He whips a grand total of 16 Nationals in the lower house. Given that I have never heard of him, or ever seen him in an interview, it is a fair bet his media adviser hasn’t ever had to deal with a posse of journalists clamouring to get an exclusive interview. He had a junior in the role being paid $80,000 per annum and suddenly a high flyer joins the team. You would think that the dynamism and talent of Drum had been well rewarded. You would think that becoming the Whip would be the pinnacle of his career. I will let you guess why a grateful Joyce would see him promoted to Assistant Minister. No doubt you will be as stunned and staggered as I was to find out which Minister he is assisting — the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce

    The rules for Ministers and office holders are simple enough. The Prime Minister approves a compliment of staff which can only be increased with the PMs approval. All Ministers fill their allocation so I will be really surprised if Malcolm Turnbull did not approve of an extra staff member for Matt Canavan. We know that Drum’s extra staffer was approved so Turnbull definitely has a difficult question to answer. So far, as he often won’t do, Turnbull has waffled. He has tried to muddy the waters by throwing up the privacy argument. That’s pathetic given that the scandal of the magic jobs is far bigger than the personal situation of Joyce and his family.

    The Prime Minister has been quoted as saying: “I am not aware of any inappropriate expenditure of public funds.” Either the PM is not telling the truth about his role or he has a very different view to the rest of us about the meaning of “inappropriate expenditure”.

    Malcolm Turnbull has been caught out here and his personal credibility will take yet another hit. The irony is that the PM and his Deputy are so well connected to the world of business, they could easily have placed Ms Campion privately. Had they done so, this scandal would be long forgotten.

  182. cynical1

    It says much about this country.

    At that last bye-election, the only bloke hinting at the truth, was Tony Windsor.

    Barnaby Winestain was unavailable for comment.

  183. Habib

    Airborne custody. Is there no end to the racist persecution of a proud people with a culture that predates the mesozoic?

  184. stackja

    cynical1
    #2634261, posted on February 11, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Voters knew? Yet voted for him?

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Waterloo balcony death: Protest after man falls 13 floors during police chase
    Ashleigh Gleeson, The Daily Telegraph
    February 11, 2018 1:58pm
    Subscriber only
    A RALLY has been held after an Aboriginal man plunged 13 floors from a Waterloo balcony trying to evade police officers who were trying to arrest him.

    If only we had #changedthedate.

  186. Nick

    Police kept the traffic clear for the crowd during the march and provided everyone with water and drinks at the park afterwards.

    I hope it was billabong water served in a bark coolamon. You wouldn’t want to insult them by giving them whiteys’ sugar water.

  187. cynical1

    “All of his charges were petty criminal stuff. You have to remember we are living in poverty and we’re experiencing gentrification so we have rich white people living next door, you have all these barriers in order to survive.”

    Why are you living in poverty?

    Rich white people have thrown enough dosh at you.

  188. JC

    Good. We are in total agreement.

    No, we’re not in any agreement at all, let alone total.

    We don’t like each other nor do we support the same political party.

    Presumably, I get the sense you don’t like me, which is perfectly fine. However, I don’t know you personally, so I can’t comment on liking you or not. That doesn’t come into it. I don’t believe you would add anything to the senate and judging by your previous opportunism would detract from an already broken chamber. My comments have nothing to do about you at a personal level.

    ACP is a party that was born defcectively at birth and no amount of grandstanding or rhetoric from you will change that.
    I’m still waiting for the evidence to you assertions.

  189. Fisky

    While Trump has slashed America’s intake of dumb low-IQ “refugees” by over 70%, Australia sets new record in refugee resettlement. We are so stupid.

    Australia accepted more refugees to its shores last year than any year since it began a dedicated humanitarian migration program.

    New statistics from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection – now part of the home affairs portfolio – revealed 24,162 humanitarian arrivals settled in Australia last financial year. That figure includes Australia’s annual humanitarian program, and refugees arriving as part of the special intake of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

    The previous highest intake, according to figures from the parliamentary library, was under the government of Malcolm Fraser, when 22,545 refugees arrived in 1980-81.

    But 2016-17 was the highest year on record. The intake of 24,162 was part of a far-larger and broader migration program. Last financial year, there were 225,941 permanent additions to the Australian population.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/10/australia-takes-the-most-refugees-since-start-of-humanitarian-program?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

  190. Rafe Champion

    Amazing, SA has outgoing power, the triumph of deindustrialization!

  191. candy

    they could easily have placed Ms Campion privately. Had they done so, this scandal would be long forgotten.

    Yes, but she would have been in a different location, a different office, away from Barnaby. By all accounts he wanted her nearby and she was expecting.

    I reckon it shows how little they understand the world outside Canberra, where a $150,000 job can be conjured up for someone to keep the DPM and PM happy, and yet they crack down on the lower more modest people who may owe $300 to Centrelink from some years ago and get a letter out of the blue demanding payment.

  192. cynical1

    cynical1
    #2634261, posted on February 11, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Voters knew? Yet voted for him?

    I personally thought Windsor was a grubby,lying arsehole.

    Sadly, Barnaby was.

    No wonder he has been subdued.

  193. nemkat

    GRAHAM RICHARDSON

    Vikki Campion getting a new job means Malcolm Turnbull has to face tough questions
    Blah, blah,blah ad infinitum…

    Bottom line:
    Drum, Canavan, Turnbull, whoever are going to wear it.
    Good old Barnaby the Stud is home free.
    That’s the MSM script, anyway.

  194. Infidel Tiger

    But 2016-17 was the highest year on record. The intake of 24,162 was part of a far-larger and broader migration program. Last financial year, there were 225,941 permanent additions to the Australian population.

    The old Liberal Party distraction squirrel ruse. Pretend to be tough on illegals while importing 20 times more third world detritus through legal channels.

    Dutton must be executed after a long period of beating and public Shaming.

  195. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Airborne custody. Is there no end to the racist persecution of a proud people with a culture that predates the mesozoic?

    Perhaps if he’d had both legs broken, or speared in the leg?

  196. Infidel Tiger

    I personally thought Windsor was a grubby,lying arsehole.

    Sadly, Barnaby was.

    Both are shameful and awful people.

    New England must be a filth magnet.

  197. Leigh Lowe

    Airborne custody. Is there no end to the racist persecution of a proud people with a culture that predates the mesozoic?

    Summary justice delivered according the law of gravity is not the exclusive preserve of the first peoples.
    If I remember correctly a pasty Pommy ABC personality called Peter with p3do proclivities entered a fifty foot guilty plea out of a hotel window when Plod came a-knocking.

  198. Tintarella di Luna

    Accepted by acclamation.

    BJ rest assured notwithstanding your initials I would never have connected BJ to you.

  199. Fisky

    ACP is a party that was born defcectively at birth and no amount of grandstanding or rhetoric from you will change that.

    If Bernardi had game/charisma he’d be able to bullshit his way out of it. But he’s got none.

  200. overburdened

    Boambee John They’re generally all good in my experience

  201. twostix

    The previous highest intake, according to figures from the parliamentary library, was under the government of Malcolm Fraser, when 22,545 refugees arrived in 1980-81.

    I’m so pleased I took my family out of the city. The next 20 years are going to be shit for white working class kids in the cities – in schools. As they were during the late 90’s when the children of the 1980’s Fraser refugees started attending school and hanging around the streets and shops of working class suburbs (violent animalistic spaz-out lebs and their three hundred “cousins” rolling up in car loads whenever one of them was look at incorrectly by an awkward white teenage boy were a problem, in particular).

    This time around it’s going to be afghani lunatics and african machete gangs. A nice present for Aussie kids from “their” national government!

  202. Dr Faustus

    Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has challenged Malcolm Turnbull not to cut remote indigenous housing, ahead of the tenth anniversary of the apology.

    Having been rissolled by his own party because dickhead, turfed out by the Australian punters because dickhead, and rejected as Australia’s hope for the UN SecGen position – you would think that Lù Kèwén would have learned to ‘shut the fuck up’ as an advisor to the Australian government.

    But, no.

  203. overburdened

    please girls lets not be fighting.
    unless it’s real fighting (jissen)

  204. Fisky

    Barnaby should never have apologised for his behaviour. Big mistake, looks very weak! I’d have far more respect for the guy if he himself leaked the affair to the media and then blew it off.

  205. Peter Campion

    testpattern
    #2634040, posted on February 11, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks, that was a useful link.

    Qld Fire received free PFOS/PFOA foam from the Navy when it passed its use-by date. We used it for training.

    This is the only time I have been pleasant to the ABC – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-02/firefighting-blood-tests-pfoa-firefighters-union/8485846

  206. JC

    Barnaby should never have apologised for his behaviour.

    Did he? What a total fucking idiot. It’s a highway of apologies from the Australian Right since records began.

  207. Knuckle Dragger

    Habib, 9.26 p.m.;

    It gets worse. In the NT, people locked up are generally suffering from a wide range of pre-existing grog-related conditions as well as a multitude to physical injuries. In the larger centres (Darwin, Alice and Katherine) there are custody nurses to determine whether they are fit for custody, or should be taken immediately to hospital.

    In short, most of these people could die at any moment. The gaolers have tons of CCTV footage but still manually check them every 15 minutes to see if they’re still breathing.

    Nonetheless, if you release one of them, apparently fit, and they walk out of the station and back to the camps/streets – if they die for any reason at all within 24 hours after their release, it’s deemed to be a death in custody with all the drama and paperwork that entails.

    I really don’t know how much more the cops up here can be expected to do to keep these people breathing. Naturally, the local indig support groups and legal organisations and take the easy cop out – blaming the cops.

    As far as the Redfern thing goes – if you’re wanted by the cops, you know you’re wanted (on warrants, apparently), and they go through your door looking for you, well you have two options. One, get arrested and then get free medical checks, Foxtel and three squares a day, or two, decide to try and escape from 13 floors up and wonder why you go splat.

    No one made him go over the balcony. It was his decision, not the coppers’ – who will now be subject to months of drama and enquiries over something that wasn’t their fault in the first place, and knowing they may become sacrificial lambs in the higher-ups’ quest to find a politically palatable outcome.

    And people wonder why police love a beer.

  208. twostix

    New England is where the landed gentry in northern NSW send their children to be trained in cosmopolitan bugmanism at the various elite boarding schools around Armidale then onto the uni.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    Airborne custody. Is there no end to the racist persecution of a proud people with a culture that predates the mesozoic?

    Summary justice administered according to Mr Newton’s laws is not the sole preserve of our first peoples.
    I seem to recall a pasty Pommy ABC personality called Peter with p3do proclivities who entered a fifty foot guilty plea out of a Seth Effrican hotel room window when Plod came a-knocking.

  210. Boambee John

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2634283, posted on February 11, 2018 at 9:43 pm
    Accepted by acclamation.

    BJ rest assured notwithstanding your initials I would never have connected BJ to you.

    Thank you Tinta.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Airborne custody. Is there no end to the racist persecution of a proud people with a culture that predates the mesozoic?

    Summary justice administered according to Mr Newton’s laws is not the sole preserve of our first peoples.
    I seem to recall a pasty Pommy ABC personality called Peter with p3do proclivities who entered a fifty foot guilty plea out of a Seth Effrican hotel room window when Plod came a-knocking.

  212. Leigh Lowe

    Airborne custody. Is there no end to the racist persecution of a proud people with a culture that predates the mesozoic?

    Summary justice administered according to Mr Newton’s laws is not the sole preserve of our first peoples.
    I seem to recall a pasty Pommy ABC personality called Peter with p 3 do proclivities who entered a fifty foot guilty plea out of a Seth Effrican hotel room window when Plod came a-knocking.

  213. Rae

    Voters knew?

    No they didn’t, viper. No surprise though that you have a hard on for him.

  214. Infidel Tiger

    Fisk her dad comments here.

  215. Fisky

    Did he? What a total fucking idiot. It’s a highway of apologies from the Australian Right since records began.

    He did apologise like a pathetic beta male. It was disgusting. The only people who needed to hear an apology were his wife and daughters. Not the media, not the Left, not Leigh fucking Sales.

    If Joyce had to say anything in public, it was to talk up how much his wife loves him and wants him back, and that he’s still “weighing” his options. And also to reassure all parties that he’s a man with means who can look after his growing brood. Voters would respect that!

  216. None

    One of those MPs, an ally of Mr Joyce, described him as a “once-in-a-generation leader” but added that “he won’t survive this if some evidence emerges of travel allowance misuse”

    Burke survived over $200000 paying for his bonking partner and then some for his child custody holidays.
    Combet survived fantasy bike bonking trips with Juanita.
    Sarah Two -Dogs charges us $1000000 a year and the bint isn’t even married -her husband had the sense to leave her.
    Yah just make sure The Beetroot hasn’t fiddled the travel allowance. FfS.

    While I’d personally fire every adulterer and paramour -Canberra and the press gallery would be emptied -I keep thinking of his youngest now entering her final high school years, her whole world shattered. I want Joyce and his shag on the poverty line but on the other hand I want his wife to take him to the cleaners and secure her future and that of their daughters at least financially. Gough killed this country we he got rid of no fault divorce but no one would begrudge Mrs Joyce her fair share of justice.

  217. Peter Castieau

    In other news, the likeable golf pro from England (now living in Florida) and newly qualified for the European Tour, has finished 4th today in Perth in the tour event.

    Sam Horsfield is a name I think we will see a lot more of.

  218. Fisky

    Infidel Tiger
    #2634302, posted on February 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Fisk her dad comments here.

    It’s OK. I will teach my daughter very differently!

  219. egg_

    you would think that Lù Kèwén would have learned to ‘shut the fuck up’ as an advisor to the Australian government.

    But, no.

    Hasn’t lost the patronising uppity tone.

  220. Knuckle Dragger

    And BTW, try telling old love walking out of the bank on pension day who’s had her handbag ripped off her and causing a fall by some piece of shit that then sprints out of sight that it was only ‘petty crime’.

    It would be one of the worst things that ever happened to her in her life. To have it laughed off as ‘petty crime’ by these maggots is beyond belief.

  221. marcus classis

    Shy Ted
    #2634222, posted on February 11, 2018 at 8:53 pm
    Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa?

    They don’t want to lower the tone of the place?

  222. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It would be one of the worst things that ever happened to her in her life. To have it laughed off as ‘petty crime’ by these maggots is beyond belief.

    Fair comment.

  223. Oh come on

    He’s all over the place!

    – Kevin Rudd

    LOL

  224. Peter Campion

    Infidel Tiger
    #2634302, posted on February 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    IT, don’t worry.

    My hobby is battling greentards about gorebull warmering in letters-to-the-editors columns. I’ve heard every imaginable insult. Very thick-skinned now.

  225. Tintarella di Luna

    Wow, check out that stare! This is a woman who has really done the rounds –

    Yes as I said yesterday I can see why Beetroot-face the Bounder, a countryman at heart, was so taken

  226. egg_

    He’s all over the place!

    – Kevin Rudd

    Who?

  227. Fisky

    Peter Campion
    #2630311, posted on February 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Cats, I usually only have time for the headposts and their comments at the Cat, rarely do I have time for the open thread as well. But today, well, today is different. And I wanted to get your honest views on a matter under discussion before I said anything.

    I haven’t been on here much lately, so I missed this comment on the previous thread. In answer to the question, Peter, you shouldn’t give a shit what anyone thinks. There is a kid on the way, so that’s more important than a bunch of opinions.

  228. Indolent

    Then what?

    He stands as an independent and takes the seat from the Liberals, possibly to the Conservatives.

  229. Tintarella di Luna

    Hasn’t lost the patronising uppity tone.

    The hologram with that irritating nasal whine – assails the senses like fingernails down a blackboard.

  230. overburdened

    In the spirit of the Sochi Winter Olympics or wherever it is, I would like to acknowledge Bill O’Chee who practiced on wheels.
    I don’t know what happened to him after the Parliament thing (Nat Party member as people would remember).
    At least he had a crack

  231. Tintarella di Luna

    He stands as an independent and takes the seat from the Liberals, possibly to the Conservatives.

    That’s what I’m hoping

  232. Oh come on

    He’s all over the place!

    – Kevin Rudd

    Who?

    Does it matter? Kevin Rudd is saying someone else is all over the place!

    He was talking about Trumble, FWIW.

  233. Peter Campion

    Fisky
    #2634307, posted on February 11, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Vikki has worked in media and politics for 15 of her 32 years. Not sure how much influence her Mum and I have had in the last decade or so.

    A bloke who should know better has thrown her career under a bus, and possibly his own, too.

    But, you’re right, we’ll love the kid.

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