Wednesday Forum: February 21, 2018

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  1. Motelier

    Dr Faustus
    #2643868, posted on February 23, 2018 at 11:37 am
    Fat Bastard is probably exactly right; Australia has a huge appetite for the wildest stupidity.

    Of course.

    Cuts both ways however. What are the odds on Jackie Jackie and the Brick putting their hand up to rejoin PUP.

  2. Dr Faustus

    The Cormannator buys into the unfolding BJob shock horror trouser-snake imbroglio:

    Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment allegation ‘very serious’, acting PM Mathias Cormann says

    On Tuesday, WA Nationals MPs held a regular party room meeting where the sexual harassment complaint against Mr Joyce was raised.

    The ABC has been told the complainant is not a WA Nationals MP or staffer but she holds a prominent role in the WA regions.

    Abandon hope.
    Chloe Shorten is presently measuring up for new curtains at the Lodge.

  3. Geriatric Mayfly

    I keep offering to show people but no-one is interested. Just like the VHS tape of my shoulder operation. I don’t get it.

    Same pathetic lack of interest when I make the offer, ‘Would you like to see my scar?’ Which runs from my bum crack half way up my back.

  4. Rossini

    Old School Conservative
    #2643855, posted on February 23, 2018 at 11:11 am
    +infinity
    He is a pain in the arse on Paul Murray’s show

  5. H B Bear

    Chloe Shorten is presently measuring up for new curtains at the Lodge.

    Mrs Peanut Head would be advised not to spend too long on that particular task.

  6. jupes

    Richo:

    Even though he sacked the head of the FBI and put in his own man, he is running a very public campaign to denigrate this honoured body.

    How can someone so utterly clueless get a gig writing for a newspaper?

  7. stackja

    jupes
    #2643879, posted on February 23, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Richo:

    Even though he sacked the head of the FBI and put in his own man, he is running a very public campaign to denigrate this honoured body.

    How can someone so utterly clueless get a gig writing for a newspaper?

    You can fool most of the people all the time.

  8. OneWorldGovernment

    What truly amazes me is that the head of the Obama CIA voted for A Communist.

    How f*cked is that.

    And the head of the obama FBI is a muslim.

    How f*cked is that.

    AND your PM told the head of ASIO to tell an elected representative from WA to shut up.

    How f*cked is that.

  9. Top Ender

    Embattled property developer and former deputy mayor of Sydney’s Auburn Salim Mehajer has been found guilty of assaulting a TV reporter by jamming her arm in a car door while she was attempting to interview him.

    Magistrate Joanne Keogh of Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court found Mr Mehajer guilty of the assault.

    In April last year Channel Seven crime reporter Laura Banks was party of a media scrum attempting to interview Mr Mehajer after he left a Sydney CBD police station having been charged with assaulting a taxi driver after a night out at Sydney’s Star City Casino.

    Ms Keogh said Mr Mehajer had been the victim of “predatory” behaviour from a “pack” of journalists led by Ms Banks, but found he was reckless to the risk of harm when he closed the door of a Porsche, jamming the arm of Ms Banks.

    No mention of the sentencing yet. Presumably next week or so. Big Sol remains in the jug, apparently.

  10. Roger

    Is the Pope a Communist?

    Is Barnaby Joyce a cad?

  11. Top Ender

    The Indians may be a bit overcrowded and somewhat poor, but they’re not stupid:

    Justin Trudeau’s ill-fated trip to India has stumbled from bad to worse. The Canadian Prime Minister has been accused of fraternising with terrorists after his wife was photographed with a man convicted of shooting an Indian minister.

    Mr Trudeau has been snubbed by Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, who almost a week after the Canadian’s arrival has still yet to meet his counterpart.

    Mr Trudeau has also been mocked for the extravagant wardrobe of traditional Indian clothes that he and his family have brought with them.

    Link

  12. zyconoclast

    88 year-old British Korean War veteran and commando John Nixon sees young thugs robbing a woman, beats them up, despite being stabbed multiple times.

    “Kids this age are full of bravado, you see, they weren’t expecting a surprise.”

    Via Ace.

    Sounds like a real life Harry Brown

  13. Roger

    The Indians may be a bit overcrowded and somewhat poor, but they’re not stupid

    No love for Justin at home, either: approval ratings have slid to 37% from a high of 60% after his election.

  14. zyconoclast

    City of Adelaide councillor Anne Moran wants higher rates to force landlords to reduce rent and fill their premises.

    Councillor Anne Moran

    Councillor Moran lives in North Adelaide with her husband Dr Patrick Moran and their children and has served as a City Councillor since 1995 and has again been re-elected for the 2014-2018 as Area Councillor.

    Anne has served as Deputy Lord Mayor, has chaired the Central Market Authority and the Development Assessment Panel and has been a member of the Adelaide Aquatic Centre Authority and the State Heritage Authority.

    She graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education, and taught senior English and Modern History. Since 1995, Anne has devoted herself full-time to council duties.

    Doctors wife, ex teacher, now full time Councillor.

  15. Stimpson J. Cat

    What would you do to deter or prevent the next school shooting?

    Close down all the schools and make everyone into homeschooled weirdos with sh$t haircuts.

    It’s not rocket science Jesus Christ why do I always have told be the smart one.

  16. H B Bear

    Doctors wife, ex teacher, now full time Councillor.

    Sounds ideal. States don’t just fail on their own.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    No mention of the sentencing yet. Presumably next week or so. Big Sol remains in the jug, apparently.

    He’s in the jug for stupidly breaching his bail conditions on more serious charges.

    According to the Nine late morning news he’ll get a minimal slap on the wrist for the assault charge because the reporter, rather like the defendant, was being extremely obnoxious. Which seems accurate from the footage. Apparently her arm still hurts. Good.

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Mr Abbott suggested Mr Morrison, Mr Cormann and Mr Ciobo were “living in a Canberra bubble” and were not geniuses.

    Translation: fully captured, dumb xunts.

  19. zyconoclast

    Electric vehicles no ‘silver bullet’ for climate change: Environment Commissioner

    “Everybody has a part to play, we can’t make this somebody else’s problem,” Mr Rattenbury said.

    Our role as government is to make it easy for people to change their behaviour and to be aware of what they need to do.

    Overall Dr Auty said the ACT was doing “more than our share of heavy lifting” when it came to tackling climate change.

    Now for the most important question.
    Why do the women and men involved in this crap almost alway look like this?

    The ACT’s environment commissioner Kate Auty.

    ACT minister for climate change and sustainability Shane Rattenbury.

  20. mh

    Is it true that the Australian’s editorial today said that we must not discuss the size of our immigration intake?

  21. thefrolickingmole

    Why do the women and men involved in this crap almost alway look like this?

    Soy products?

    A burning need to “do good” as they try to damp down the knowledge they are freaks and wooly woofters?

  22. jupes

    City of Adelaide councillor Anne Moran wants higher rates to force landlords to reduce rent and fill their premises.

    I don’t get it. Does she explain how that is supposed to work?

  23. Roger

    “Our role as government is to make it easy for people to change their behaviour and to be aware of what they need to do.

    The new Puritans.

  24. duncanm

    you’ve got to love Clr Moran’s language. Real student-level shite

    But the landlords sit on the same bloody rent increases they always make and make no adjustments, so these properties become vacant and sit empty for decades.

  25. Infidel Tiger

    The Australian editorial team are the ultimate bugmen.

    They have been wrong on every single big issue since the 60’s.

    That takes genuine idiocy.

  26. Top Ender

    “tackling climate change” is almost a cliche now.

    A few synonyms needed to keep the gravy train rolling along the tracks.

  27. Infidel Tiger

    The Australian is pushing rampant immigration because we are apparently dangerously underpopulated.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone pushing a way to get the natives rooting again and making babies instead of importing culturally incompatible economic mercenaries.

  28. H B Bear

    “tackling climate change” is almost a cliche now.

    Empty virtue signalling bullshit more like it. Almost always used as a distraction while putting their hand in your pocket.

  29. mh

    Even the name The Australian is Orwellian.

    Globalist pricks.

  30. OldOzzie

    mh
    #2643900, posted on February 23, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    Is it true that the Australian’s editorial today said that we must not discuss the size of our immigration intake?

    Hmmm

    EDITORIALS – Populist calls to cut immigration are naive

    It is surely a bad look when one of the richest nations, with practically the lowest population density in the world (apart from ice-covered Greenland), ensconced alongside one of the most populous, Indonesia, appears to be toying with a debate about the benefits of slashing immigration. It’s also a little surprising that Tony Abbott, who as a self-proclaimed “infrastructure prime minister” didn’t revise immigration, has led the charge. In a major speech this week Mr Abbott, who was rightly critical of former NSW Labor premier Bob “Sydney is full” Carr for neglecting infrastructure in our biggest city, argued the formal immigration program should be cut from 190,000 to 110,000 a year.

    Cutting immigration has become a popular agenda item for both right and left-wing populists the world over, fuelled by a slowdown in wages, soaring house prices, pockets of social breakdown, and ageing and cramped public infrastructure. Yet lowering immigration won’t solve any of these problems, which are complex and indeed feature among countries with a wide variety of immigration and population growth rates.

    Australia, along with the US, is one of the great immigrant nations. Our success in integrating waves of people, increasingly from different cultures, across many generations is not only a historic achievement, a wellspring of national pride, but a huge economic advantage. An Australia with anaemic population growth would be weaker, less prosperous and certainly less influential on the global stage.

    Misinformation pervades the immigration debate. Our formal immigration quota, about two-thirds of which is skilled rather than family-based, has been fixed at 190,000 for at least four years, suggesting its footprint is already shrinking. Much higher figures bandied about relate to what’s known as the NOM, net overseas migration, which includes temporary visas for students (who pump billions into our economy). Yes, Australia’s population grows about 1.5 per cent a year, rivalling New Zealand’s for the fastest in the developed world. But even at this rate our numbers will barely reach 40 million by 2060, about the level of Britain’s population before World War I. We still will be the least populated nation in the G20.

    Age-old economic fallacies about immigrants abound. They don’t “take jobs” because, logically, they create demand for goods and services. An influx of low-skilled workers may put downward pressure on the wages of the low skilled relative to those of the high skilled, but our immigration program focuses on the higher skilled, who earn more and pay more tax. In fact our income per person is on track to be $7000 a year higher by 2060 (in today’s dollars), according to the Productivity Commission’s 2015 study on the pros and cons of immigration. That’s no surprise given skilled immigrants tend to have more qualifications than Australian-born workers, and a lower unemployment rate. Moreover, as Australians’ median age creeps toward 40, skilled migrants are providing a valuable stream of tax revenue to pay for the escalating health costs of retiring baby boomers. Engineering much slower population growth may not even be realistic. Australia’s girt-by-sea status makes it easier for us than most countries to control immigration. But pulling up the drawbridge is easier said than done.

    None of this is to deny justified frustrations with inadequate preparation for population growth. For all the “cities ministers” in state and federal governments and “greater commissions” for this or that we now have, Australia’s major cities remain unprepared. As Simon Benson reveals today, the nation’s peak infrastructure body is worried our high quality of life is at risk. Australia will be adding another Canberra every year for the foreseeable future, with most of the new residents immigrants gravitating to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

    Lack of preparation extends from chronic mismanagement of energy supply, which increases the costs of construction, to the extraordinary waste of taxpayer funds on the National Broadband Network and school halls while basic road, rail and port facilities stood neglected. It’s a sad indictment on our governance that the country with arguably the most surplus land has so little well-located land. Apart from costly, inner-city, show-pony light rail projects, it takes about as long to travel between major regional cities and state capitals today as it did generations ago. We are yet to have our “great interstate highway” moment the US had in the 1950s and 60s.

    Nimbyism is rife. Unless Sydney, for instance, wants a metropolitan area the size of Belgium, its state government is going to have to ruffle a few more feathers. The scarcity of even medium-density housing across vast swaths of the most desirable parts of our largest cities is as globally bizarre as it is harmful, at least for all but the owners of property in those areas.

    Mr Abbott was right, however, to take aim at Treasury’s obsession with GDP growth, an arcane and poorly understood measure that fails to reflect Australians’ life experience. Time sitting in traffic burning fuel adds to GDP, in fact. The political class eschews trumpeting our growth record adjusted for population because it’s not so flash. In fact, based on per capita GDP we’ve had about three recessions in the last generation. A bigger economy for its own sake doesn’t achieve much.

    Moreover, it grates when high-immigration proponents live in leafy, expensive areas that avoid the social problems that can emerge when new immigrants, perhaps without the ability or desire, fail to integrate properly. But these issues have nothing to do with the overall level of annual immigration, which remains as much a vote of confidence in Australia as it is a benefit. By all means let’s debate the details of our immigration program, not the size.

  31. Myrddin Seren

    Mr Trudeau has also been mocked for the extravagant wardrobe of traditional Indian clothes that he and his family have brought with them.

    Justin loves dress-ups.

    It’s a wonder he and Sophie need separate luggage. I look forward to the day he comes out in a matching outfit with hers.

  32. Roger

    “Our role as government is to make it easy for people to change their behaviour and to be aware of what they need to do.”

    Once they succeed in making electrickery unaffordable and unreliable for the masses, they’ll ban diesel generators and fly drones across the suburbs to identify their locations and subsequently confiscate them.

    Meanwhile, the plebs will be subsidizing their power walls and Tesla cars.

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    “Our role as government is to make it easy for people to change their behaviour and to be aware of what they need to do.

    We need to deport climate scammers to Yemen.
    I hope Mr Rattenbury will do the right thing by all Australians.
    Don’t come back.

  34. H B Bear

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone pushing a way to get the natives rooting again and making babies instead of importing culturally incompatible economic mercenaries.

    Being able to buy a house in a capital city that didn’t take two incomes and render you an indentured labourer to a bank for 30 years would be a start.

  35. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone pushing a way to get the natives rooting again and making babies instead of importing culturally incompatible economic mercenaries.

    I’m giving it all she’s got captain.

  36. Stimpson J. Cat

    The Australian is pushing rampant immigration because we are apparently dangerously underpopulated.

    This must not stop until white people working in servos are consigned to the dustbin of history.
    As they rightfully deserve.

  37. mh

    Queensland’s Premier is on the US trip with Mickey Trumble. Today she has said there has been great interest from potential investors in renewable energy in Queensland.

    South Australia is the role model state for Anastasia.

  38. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m giving it all she’s got captain.

    Why aren’t you at work Monty?
    It’s not Sunday.
    Jesus Christ.

  39. Roger

    By all means let’s debate the details of our immigration program, not the size.

    OK…and just how are we going to cater for a million newcomers a decade when we’re not prepared to build new power stations, dams, freeways, etc. and can’t afford to build new schools, hospitals, social housing, etc.?

    You see? Size matters!

  40. I am enjoying JC’s hospitality. He is not here yet, making it all the more salubrious.

    Sparkling water though, I don’t get it.

  41. Myrddin Seren

    By all means let’s debate the details of our immigration program, not the size.

    Uniparty position that the Deplorable Proles not question or even discuss the wise and enlightened re-engineering of Australia’s population under their guiding hand.

    We can discuss details – as long as they aren’t hurtful to anyone, otherwise stand by to be 18C’d.

  42. candy

    Justin Trudeau would make a great children’s TV presenter, actor in kids’ shows etc. He seems like a likeable big kid. Sort of a free spirit, like his mum apparently.

  43. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sparkling water though, I don’t get it.

    Only lesbians drink sparkling water.
    It’s a way of giving them a bright bubbly fizz they naturally do not possess.

  44. They just served me some Itie lager. More bubbles in the sparkling water, wtf.

  45. Gab

    You’re such a boring winger Monty .

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Order a 1996 Dom if you want something sparkling. Make JC pay.

  47. JC must have booked a window table, he does love a perve. Not a good day for that though with the rain.

  48. mh

    Thanks, Old Ozzie.

    Abbott was referring to the last sentence then while appearing on Ray Hadley’s show this morning:

    By all means let’s debate the details of our immigration program, not the size.

    I want to debate the size of our immigration program. It’s too big.

  49. candy

    Bill Shorten would do well to call for reduced immigration discussions. He does community debates very well I hear, a down to earth person, and might find out a few things.
    He just has to keep T. Plibersek out of the way. She’s an alienating factor.

  50. jupes

    Bill Shorten would do well to call for reduced immigration discussions. He does community debates very well I hear, a down to earth person, and might find out a few things.
    He just has to keep T. Plibersek out of the way. She’s an alienating factor.

    LOL

  51. H B Bear

    The Australian editorial team are the ultimate bugmen.
    They have been wrong on every single big issue since the 60’s.

    If Statler and Waldorf have any input into the process this should not surprise anyone.

  52. Roger

    South Australia is the role model state for Anastasia.

    We’ve actually eclipsed SA under Palaszczuk…more ruinables projects being subsidized in QLD than any other state in Australia.

    Enjoy your electricity while you can, southerners, and make provision for the disruption of the excess supply coming through the interconnector, because the ALP is about to sabotage our generating capacity as it proceeds to a 50% renewable target within 12 years.

    Meanwhile, new LNP leader Deb Frecklington is getting zero traction in the media.

  53. H B Bear

    Having lunch with mUnty seems like a curious way to want to spend your day. Just ring the restaurant, get an average meal price and send him a cheque.

  54. I hope JC hasn’t crashed his car again.

  55. jupes

    Coward.

    “What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of Building 12, take up a position and he never went in,” Mr Israel said.

  56. Rae

    monty and JC seem to be good friends.

  57. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    JC must have booked a window table, he does love a perve. Not a good day for that though with the rain.

    M0nts, JC regards you as his prodigal son. Lots of old bull/young bull stuff going on between you.
    Have a nice lunch with him and remember that young men never see the wisdom of their fathers.
    Speak of your children to him though, and he will suddenly seem quite wise. 🙂

  58. H B Bear

    Meanwhile, new LNP leader Deb Frecklington is getting zero traction in the media.

    Mainland Tasmania is really the litmus test of renewable energy and electricity prices as an election issue. With annual bills around $500 a year or nearly 50% higher than NSW or Vic you’ve got to ask what will it take? With Green-Left populist Mr X thrown into the mix I expect them to fail.

  59. mh

    Ann Coulter:

    …There have been about 34 mass shootings since 2000. Forty-seven percent — 16 — were committed by first- and second-generation immigrants, i.e. people who never would have been here but for Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act.

    And the immigrant mass shootings have been some of the most spectacular ones, such as Fort Hood and San Bernardino. Two of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, at Virginia Tech in 2007 and at the Pulse Nightclub in 2016, were committed by first- and second-generation immigrants, i.e., people who were in this country because Teddy was pouting in his room and refused to come out until he got his own legacy.

  60. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Only lesbians drink sparkling water.

    Don’t be so heretical, Stimpy.
    This is the drink of all women who watch their weight.
    That is not what most lezzos do, so I rest my case.

    I love sparkling mineral water and so do my girlfriends.
    We drink heaps of it. And nary a one of us is a lezzo.

  61. Pickles

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone pushing a way to get the natives rooting again and making babies instead of importing culturally incompatible economic mercenaries.

    Barny does this very thing and now look at the trouble he’s in.

  62. C.L.

    Fin Review says Joyce set to resign this afternoon.

  63. Meanwhile, new LNP leader Deb Frecklington is getting zero traction in the media.

    That just changed. She’s said Barney must go, turns out she’s a figure of prominence, one to be quoted.

  64. C.L.

    …There have been about 34 mass shootings since 2000. Forty-seven percent — 16 — were committed by first- and second-generation immigrants, i.e. people who never would have been here but for Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act.

    That’s pretty lame.

  65. mh

    I think there needs to be a double substitution – Joyce and Turnbull must go.

  66. Stimpson J. Cat

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    39m
    “School shooting survivor says he quit @CNN Town Hall after refusing scripted question.” @TuckerCarlson. Just like so much of CNN, Fake News. That’s why their ratings are so bad! MSNBC may be worse.

  67. Pickles

    I love sparkling mineral water and so do my girlfriends.
    We drink heaps of it. And nary a one of us is a lezzo.

    It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen. First a purple cashmere scarf, then comfortable shoes then inevitably, overalls and a gig at the ALPBC.

  68. Rae

    Coward.

    “What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of Building 12, take up a position and he never went in,” Mr Israel said.

    Easy for you to say. A pistol against an AR-15. The father who spoke yesterday said Cruz killed his daughter by putting 9 bullets in her. Unless that cop was lucky enough to be behind Cruz had he gone into the building he’d have been dead before he could squeeze the trigger.

  69. Chris

    Fin Review says Joyce set to resign this afternoon.

    Fin Review Fairfax says Joyce set to resign this afternoon.

    The Fin appears to be written by economic and business nongs, but if you have red eye filters and hypertrophic left-handedness I suppose it might fit the definition of mainstream media .

  70. Stimpson J. Cat

    We drink heaps of it. And nary a one of us is a lezzo.

    Wamen, lesbians, if you drink sparkling water it’s a slippery slope Lizzie.
    Less time with the girls, more time learning useful skills like how to cook please.

    Happy husband happy life.
    Everyone knows this

    😁

  71. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Moreover, it grates when high-immigration proponents live in leafy, expensive areas that avoid the social problems that can emerge when new immigrants, perhaps without the ability or desire, fail to integrate properly.

    Yes. So true, Tony. Read the freebie deep green left ‘Wentworth Courier’ every week to see the extent of this sheltered lifestyle of the well-off media classes; every week the cover features a story of another one of them who lives locally and witters green all over the place. Jennifer Byrne’s turn this week.

  72. C.L.

    Joyce has been booted out by his wife and may now be booted out by his mistress.
    This is not a bright man.

  73. Pickles

    Barnageddon at 2 pm. Duck and cover.

  74. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Less time with the girls, more time learning useful skills like how to cook please.

    Our gardener lady thinks I have talent in gardening. I am about to create a herb garden.

    That might enthuse me to learn how to use them in cooking. Or I could go medieval and set up my own still room for extracting essences; there’s an appealing thought.

  75. candy

    This is not a bright man.
    An impulsive man.
    That article about him in his new place seemed sad. Marriage over, perhaps unplanned pregnancy with mistress, perhaps the job he loves gone.
    It’s a heck of a thing to cope with, huge life stress, even if you think he’s behaved poorly and he has.

    I wonder if NP supporters really want him gone?

  76. Chris

    I love sparkling mineral water and so do my girlfriends.
    We drink heaps of it. And nary a one of us is a lezzo.

    For Perth Western Suburbs princesses, for living long enough for heels and little open-toed sandals to come back into fashion, for Karrinyup mother-daughter shopping teams , for Cairns Boardwalk ladies running togs; I give thanks weeping.

  77. Mark A

    C.L.
    #2643960, posted on February 23, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Joyce has been booted out by his wife and may now be booted out by his mistress.
    This is not a bright man

    Lucky, perchance?

  78. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I think there needs to be a double substitution – Joyce and Turnbull must go.

    The people voted Tony Abbott in with a landslide win. Bring back our PM, the one we voted for.

    The Australian Conservatives can keep him on his toes.

  79. C.L.

    Democrat senator banned from communion:

    Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki announced this week that Catholic Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) will not be admitted to Holy Communion following his vote for late term abortions of babies in the last trimester.

    Remember, now, that Durbin and friends are pretending to care about school shootings.
    Durbin must repent publicly before he is permitted to approach the Sanctuary again.

  80. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    for living long enough for heels and little open-toed sandals to come back into fashion

    I don’t think they ever went out of fashion Chris.
    There’s never been anything better than a peep-toe shoe and a painted toenail.
    Of course, I know nothing of Perth and West.

  81. Infidel Tiger

    Joyce is another of the myriad of politicians who have terrible relationships with their parents, using politics as their psychotherapy.

    Is there any danger of a normal non-mental defective being elected in this country?

  82. Infidel Tiger

    The good news is that Joyce is going to make Turnbull his bitch now.

    This will be beautiful in its ugliness.

  83. C.L.

    Indeed. If Joyce goes out at 2pm he’s going to bash Turnbull to within an inch of his life.

  84. Chris

    I don’t think they ever went out of fashion Chris.
    There’s never been anything better than a peep-toe shoe and a painted toenail.
    Of course, I know nothing of Perth and West.

    You young thing, you.
    Then there is Argentine Tango, and tango shoes. Life is great.

  85. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Happy husband happy life.
    Everyone knows this

    That’s my mantra, Stimps.

    Hairy’s happy. Even though I can be very annoying at times. 🙂
    We get by somehow.

  86. C.L.

    Good Lord:

    Justin Trudeau mocked on social media and in the media for his outfit choices during visit to India.

    The Indian are especially incredulous:

    One of the tipping points for social media was when Mr Trudeau met several Bollywood stars in the western city of Mumbai, but his elaborate sherwani – a long-sleeved outer garment – stood out because the actors were wearing black suits.

  87. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I do hope Justin Trudeau also took a shit in the street in keeping with the local custom.

  88. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki announced this week that Catholic Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) will not be admitted to Holy Communion following his vote for late term abortions of babies in the last trimester.

    Should happen to all of them. Nancy Pelosi especially.

    And in Australia it is a disgrace that the Church has not made a public statement about Andrews, Burke, Turnbull & co.

  89. egg_

    Meanwhile, the plebs will be subsidizing their power walls and Tesla cars.

    Won’t the fugly Climate Komissar look purdy in her new Tesla?

  90. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2643976, posted on February 23, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Good Lord:

    Justin Trudeau mocked on social media and in the media for his outfit choices during visit to India.

    The Indian are especially incredulous

    Haha.
    This is a corker …

    Have any foreign leaders arrived toCanada dressed in Mountie costumes? https://t.co/LaIaycGPCo#TrudeauinIndiapic.twitter.com/DvShaYlnWP

  91. Des Deskperson

    ‘Overall Dr Auty said the ACT was doing “more than our share of heavy lifting” when it came to tackling climate change.’

    Dr Auty naturally wants us to move away from cars and ‘and embrace other methods of transport like ride sharing, public transport or cycling.’

    As an ACT government Public Office Holder, Dr Auty is almost certainly entitled to her own taxpayer-funded private plated vehicle with, for all practical purposes, unlimited milage.

    She is also entitled to a free office parking space and to use free designated spots in public car parks.

    I assume she has forgone this entitlement in favour of a bicycle and/or bus tickets.

  92. H B Bear

    Is there any danger of a normal non-mental defective being elected in this country?

    Nope. By definition, normal people find better things to do with their lives. Increasingly politics is the realm of defective people carrying their undergraduate politics through to retirement. It will not work out well.

  93. Mother Lode

    Trudeau is just another celebrity political leader.

    The MSM decides who they like and encourage them to do exotic novelty photo ops, thinking this is part of the way to make them stand out and the public love them.

    Unfortunately the politician in question is not ‘cool’ but thinks they are. It is like someone who is bad at tennis thinking they can get better by pretending to be a good tennis player.

    The more they try the sillier they look. And the MSM tends to have pretty lame ideas at the best of times.

    Who can forget that contrived performance of Mick Trumble on Q&A, clenching his face to the cameras and imploring the Indonesians not to execute those Australian criminals. They were promptly shot shortly after, but Mick’s optics…

    Or that blob, Rudd, sitting on the floor in his silly summit. Gillard and her knit kangaroo. Obama in his ‘mommy-jeans’ and bicycle helmet.

    But what of Trump. Well, the MSM hate his guts. But he doesn’t pretend to be anything. That is a man incredibly comfortable in his own skin.

    No, not like Grollogirlry.

  94. egg_

    SMH: Joyce going.

    If so, Trumble fvcked.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Dining el-desko today.
    Sandwiches.
    Would it have hurt you JC, really.
    I mean you are feeding mUnter.
    My small addition to the bill would have been background noise.
    #MeToo.

  96. C.L.

    Have any foreign leaders arrived in Canada dressed in Mountie costumes?

    Ahahahahaha.

  97. egg_

    ABC24 PIP of Armidale SNG – you’d think it was Malturd about to visit the GG.

  98. egg_

    Nice romantic spot, the Armidale lookout, Barn.

  99. Mother Lode

    Should happen to all of them. Nancy Pelosi especially.

    I read that she thinks that, instead of building a border wall, the Americans should just mow all the grass along the border so illegals can’t ‘slither’ into the US.

    She probably also made reference to the President being George Bush. Or Teddy Roosevelt. She is really so far out there that there is no coming back.

  100. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Seems the Comancheros have morphed into yet another muslim crime gang

    The Comancheros don’t even own motorbikes these days.

    Hawi was part of our brilliant immigration program that brought us desperately needed skills to this dangerously underpopulated country.

  101. H B Bear

    The Comancheros don’t even own motorbikes these days.

    Have you ever tried to move a pill press on a bike?

  102. egg_

    The Comancheros don’t even own motorbikes these days.

    They just ride their mates bareback and dispense with the bikes nowadays?

  103. Rafe Champion

    A nice windy day in SA, local supplies almost adequate, But not quite.

  104. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Ah here he is. Unshaven.

    You’re not a wamen monstie, what’s he need to shave for.

  105. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Holy Shit!

    Modi has refused to meet with Trudeau while he is in India.

  106. thefrolickingmole

    JC “Ill have the lamb”
    Monty: “How many lambs”!!

  107. C.L.

    Joyce falls on his sword.
    See-ya later, dumbo.

  108. Geriatric Mayfly

    Or I could go medieval and set up my own still room for extracting essences; there’s an appealing thought.

    It was old crones, back in the day, who brewed up all manner of herbaceous ingredients to arrive at ‘secret cure-alls.’ Then again, skeletons have been unearthed from British fields of battle, which show horrific injuries from prior conflicts. That they lived to fight again, is put down to the balms and unguents applied by Monks. More efficacious it seems than the sorcery of old crones.

  109. Roger

    Joyce neologism: concophony!

  110. C.L.

    Joyce’s goodbye oration was all class. I’ll give him that. No blubbing either. Well done.
    So then: this is now the new rule; anybody accused of anything like this on the Labor side can and must be destroyed.

  111. egg_

    Wonder if Barn’s done a deal behind the scenes?

  112. H B Bear

    More time to spend with the fa… .. well someone or other.

  113. thefrolickingmole

    anybody accused of anything like this on the Labor side can and must be destroyed.

    Im sure the ABC will have its crack investigators sniffing around for dalliances on both sides of politics…

  114. stackja

    MT:

    “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

    MT has to go!

  115. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I have a dream that Abbott and Joyce are spotted having a few off the wood next week.

    The Liberal Party must die.

  116. stackja

    H B Bear
    #2644006, posted on February 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm
    More time to spend with the fa… .. well someone or other.

    Except if you are ALP.

  117. feelthebern

    Put out your beetroots.

  118. C.L.

    Excellent:
    Magistrate hearing assault charge against Salim Mehajer totally nukes the idiotic bint who was pursuing him (who was hoping to play some sort of #MeToo card) …

    In a scathing judgment at Downing Centre Local Court on Friday, magistrate Joanne Keogh said the 31-year-old property developer was “hunted” by a “frenzied media pack” who showed “appalling and predatory behaviour”.

    She said ample footage of the incident initially appeared to show Mehajer was the victim.

    “He was assaulted with a barrage of questions and comments, such as … ‘You’ve hit rock bottom haven’t you?’ ” Ms Keogh said.

    Other “derisive” questions included whether Mehajer was wearing high-heeled shoes to make himself look taller.

    She said Banks took the lead role in “the hunt” and “boldly” poked her microphone at Mehajer even though he asked to be left alone.

    “If anything, Mr Mehajer was being goaded, the impression being, into a response that might possibly be another newsworthy event in itself,” Ms Keogh said.

    “Mr Mehajer was foolish to engage with Ms Banks, but so was Ms Banks foolish to engage with him.”

    She found Banks had been a “witness of little credit” when she spoke at a hearing into the assault, with the reporter’s evidence not standing up under cross-examination.

    Ms Keogh found Mehajer did not intend to assault Banks but was “reckless” when he closed the door without looking at her.

    “He clearly did not confirm that she was no longer there before he closed the door,” Ms Keogh said. “He took the risk that she had not moved.”

    Mehajer was convicted of the assault but had no other penalty imposed.

    /Fairfax.

  119. stackja

    Abbott’s chance at resurrection is officially over
    LAURA JAYES
    Laura Jayes
    37 minutes ago
    Subscriber only
    THE Turnbull Government’s war with Tony Abbott has just gone nuclear.

    For many ministers a distraction from Barnaby Joyce’s woes was welcomed.

    Even if they had to rebuke a former Prime Minister, at least the conversation about immigration is friendly territory for the Coalition.

    But this week’s attack from the Warringah Warrior has left them no choice but to unleash hell.

    More MT mischief!

  120. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    BTW who does that Belgian xunt think he is to say “Harassment claims against Joyce are very serious”.

    They’re so serious that no police complaint has ever been made.

    Cormann’s been a moocher on the taxpayer ever since he set foot in this country. At least Mick Hawi and the boys created someone genuine wealth off their own bat.

  121. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Have you ever tried to move a pill press on a bike?

  122. H B Bear

    Injuring a journalist should be a complete defence to a charge of assault.

  123. stackja

    Barnaby Joyce quits as Nationals leader, Deputy PM
    Sharri Markson, The Daily Telegraph
    7 minutes ago

    And SM will now attack who?

  124. egg_

    WA Nat complainant’s lawyer says she wanted the matter dealt with internally without the Police or publicity c/- TheirABC – nice smear, ALPBC.

  125. C.L.

    But this week’s attack from the Warringah Warrior has left them no choice but to unleash hell.

    LOL. They call that hell? Loudly demanding more African and Muslim hillbillies?
    Yeah, that’s really heavy-hittin’ stuff.

  126. candy

    For the health of the mother to be and baby, the most important thing right now.

    Jeez it’s sad though. Sure he’s stuffed up with his secrecy, but if Turnbull and the Nats had supported him, it would not have to this debacle.

    Barnaby is an idiot if he starts to suck up to Turnbull again.

  127. egg_

    Cormann’s been a moocher on the taxpayer ever since he set foot in this country. At least Mick Hawi and the boys created someone genuine wealth off their own bat.

    Precisely – who’s the bigger crook?

  128. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    WA Nat complainant’s lawyer says she wanted the matter dealt with internally without the Police or publicity c/- TheirABC – nice smear, ALPBC.

    I also have a complaint, I and my family have been raped by the the ALP and the LNP.

  129. C.L.

    BTW who does that Belgian xunt think he is ..?

    Twostix made an excellent point about Doorman and other reffos like him; they get off a plane and their first thought is to rule over the people of the country they just lobbed in.
    Total narcissistic a-holes.

  130. H B Bear

    Hard to have a lot of sympathy for the Waffleworth Coalition Team being torn down by Their ALPBC when they don’t lay a glove on it when in government.

  131. egg_

    anybody accused of anything like this on the Labor side can and must be destroyed.

    He’ dreaming.

  132. RobK

    ABC says Barnaby has fallen on his weapon.

  133. H B Bear

    Fallen on his pork sword?

  134. egg_

    Hard to have a lot of sympathy for the Waffleworth Coalition Team being torn down by Their ALPBC when they don’t lay a glove on it when in government.

    Turnbull snatched defeat from the jaws of victory last Thursday week.

  135. Mother Lode

    Hawi was part of our brilliant immigration program that brought us desperately needed skills to this dangerously underpopulated country.

    Now the Comancheros will have to sponsor a 457 visa.

  136. egg_

    BTW who does that Belgian xunt think he is ..?

    Wasn’t the cigar a clue?

  137. Chris

    ABC says Barnaby has fallen on his weapon.

    Funny how a pork sword turns into a grenade.

  138. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Twostix made an excellent point about Doorman and other reffos like him; they get off a plane and their first thought is to rule over the people of the country they just lobbed in.
    Total narcissistic a-holes.

    It’s rampant amongst Eurotrash who all look at Australia as a backward boganville.

    A ban on European immigration would improve this country no end.

  139. H B Bear

    Might be a tough ask. The rural methamphetamine market seems to be well serviced.

  140. C.L.

    A Turnbull minister (whom The Australian will not name) calls Abbott “a dog whistling piece of s***”.

  141. Stimpson J. Cat

    I have a dream that Abbott and Joyce are spotted having a few off the wood next week.

    It’s time.
    They must destroy the Liberal Party once and for all.

  142. egg_

    Barn just succumbed to the dirt bucket – has Lord Waffleworth’s hands all over it.
    Presumably he’s done a deal.

  143. Stimpson J. Cat

    Belgian xunt

    They are sickeningly disgusting sex pervert Globalist filth.

    Except Van Damme.

    He is the God of Splits.

  144. egg_

    Twostix made an excellent point about Doorman and other reffos like him;

    Doogie and the other scum from the sh1thole isles?

  145. candy

    Barn just succumbed to the dirt bucket – has Lord Waffleworth’s hands all over it.
    Presumably he’s done a deal.

    I think the sudden accusation of sexual assault from some woman in West Australia somewhere with no name, is very suspicious.
    That tipped it for Barnaby, you can’t expect his new partner with baby, let alone Mrs Joyce and daughters, to go through all of that. It could only get worse.

  146. Zyconoclast

    Mr Trudeau has also been mocked for the extravagant wardrobe of traditional Indian clothes that he and his family have brought with them.

    He must think all Indians are like the Irish/Indian homo PM

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/resizer/YDCwXjs4CTPNf_yj_SlZiq9Pi0A=/480×0/filters:quality(80)/arc-anglerfish-tgam-prod-tgam.s3.amazonaws.com/public/ZRPFSDNJGBDG5EUXEJO5APAPZE.JPG

  147. egg_

    Wow, sock says in 4 lines what I say in 6 words – must be the Little Golden Book version.

  148. Rossini

    OldOzzie
    #2643912, posted on February 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    By all means let’s debate the details of our immigration program, not the size.
    Why the hell NOT!

  149. candy

    A Turnbull minister (whom The Australian will not name) calls Abbott “a dog whistling piece of s***”.

    Has to be Morrison.

  150. Rae

    And lo, it came to pass.

    Rae #2637804, posted on February 15, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Dead man walking. The Nats managed, with the assistance of Turnbulls straight bat answers, to get through this sitting week without publicly dumping him. But it seems unlikely he will be back as DPM in a weeks time. His “personal leave” next week allows time to organize an orderly transition to a new Nats leader. Whether Joyce will return as a backbencher is moot. I doubt that he will.

  151. Geriatric Mayfly

    Must away to address NZ waters. It’s all in the presentation. The first cast to a rising trout over there is your last. I may be sometime.

  152. classical_hero

    Not sure if this has been posted, but it’s good. Seems to be a typical debate nowadays.

  153. Noice day for it. Steak was a bit ordinary tbh. Next time I think JC must take me to a place where they know how to choose cuts of meat. These Italians have nfi.

  154. Chris

    Belgian xunt

    ‘They are sickeningly disgusting sex pervert Globalist filth.’

    ‘Oxymoron’.

    An exhaustive rebuttal in two words:

    Belgian beer.

  155. egg_

    A Turnbull minister…

    Not for much longer going by the 2PP.

  156. Mother Lode

    A Turnbull minister (whom The Australian will not name) calls Abbott “a dog whistling piece of s***”.

    Seriously, this is how far the Liberals have drifted left.

    They are indistinguishable from Labor, and beginning to blend in with the Greens.

    Fuck ’em.

  157. egg_

    Michael McCormack to fll Barn’s shoes?

  158. Zyconoclast

    ABC says Barnaby has fallen on his weapon.

    But only after his girlfriend fell on it.

  159. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Mr Trudeau has also been mocked for the extravagant wardrobe of traditional Indian clothes that he and his family have brought with them.

    Cultural appropriation! Burn him at the stake.

  160. egg_

    A Turnbull minister (whom The Australian will not name) calls Abbott “a dog whistling piece of s***”.

    Whilst manning the bilge pumps on the RMS Turnbulltanic.

  161. Andreas

    A Turnbull minister (whom The Australian will not name) calls Abbott “a dog whistling piece of s***”.

    Sorry but JC thinks Bernardi should have been loyal to these turds? All the conservatives should be leaving this stinking ship, it’s done for.

  162. calli

    A Turnbull minister (whom The Australian will not name) calls Abbott “a dog whistling piece of s***”.

    Who, through Abbott’s efforts, got into government in the first place.

    Good work, invisible chump. You have bled another few thousand votes with your big, invisible mouth.

  163. Zyconoclast

    SA election: Labor wants to put more electric cars on the road by cutting fees

    Labor has promised to make electric cars in South Australia cheaper by waiving the stamp duty and registration fees on new electric and no-emission cars if it’s re-elected in March.

    “We want to add a little bit of an incentive to purchasers,” Mr Hunter said.

    The Government said there are about 100 electric cars registered in South Australia, and more than a 100 charging stations.
    Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the city council is building another 40 charging stations and is hopeful the Government’s promise will help boost car numbers.

    An electric car charging station lead economic miracle?

  164. The Barking Toad

    I do hope Justin Trudeau also took a shit in the street in keeping with the local custom.

    You don’t take a shit – you leave it !
    (h/t Cheech & Chong)

  165. Leigh Lowe

    m0nty

    #2644051, posted on February 23, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    Noice day for it. Steak was a bit ordinary tbh. Next time I think JC must take me to a place where they know how to choose cuts of meat. These Italians have nfi.

    Looking the gift cow in the mouth again, I see.

  166. C.L.

    Andrew Bolt is surprised to learn that Malcolm McGregor is erratic.
    Seriously.

  167. Dr Faustus

    Banaby’s career high-water mark was threatening to euthanize Johnny Depp’s dogs.

    His legacy is the stern of the SS Turnbull coming up out of the water and the salvation of Shorten’s failing leadership.

    With fresh carrion on the Coalition backbench, the organisational and parliamentary ALP now has no option but to preserve Tits – even though the polls are dry retching at the prospect of PM Shorten.

  168. Robber Baron

    A Turnbull minister (whom The Australian will not name) calls Abbott “a dog vistling piece of sheet”.

    The cormannator?

  169. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Hard to believe that a bloke who cuts his knob off and gets fake tits is erratic.

  170. Bear Necessities

    Hard to believe that a bloke who cuts his knob off and gets fake tits is erratic.

    That is premium content!

  171. Stimpson J. Cat

    These Italians have nfi.

    Why the hell did you go to a wog joint?
    Didn’t you get to pick you Goddamned racist?

  172. Mark from Melbourne

    It was old crones, back in the day…

    OK, so not for Lizzie just yet then!

  173. Roger

    SA election: Labor wants to put more electric cars on the road by cutting fees

    As per my prediction above…the plebs will subsidize the electric cars of the well to do virtue signallers.

    Actually, I see VIC & ACT already offer reduced registration fees & waive stamp duty on EVs respectively.

  174. Dr Faustus

    Betoota Advocate:

    Barnaby finally learns how to pull out

  175. Stimpson J. Cat

    Andrew Bolt is surprised to learn that Malcolm McGregor is erratic.
    Seriously.

    Not as crazy as someone who falls out of a tree.

    McGregor is a waman.
    They simply cannot be trusted with important matters.
    Too noisy, moody, and emotional.

  176. Stimpson J. Cat

    These Italians have nfi.

    Why the hell did you go to a w$g joint?
    Didn’t you get to pick you Goddamned racist?

  177. RobK

    “Barnaby finally learns to pull out.”
    Now its just a matter of him getting the timing right.

  178. LL, your jealousy clouds your judgement. I half expected you to gatecrash.

    Stimpy, I did choose it if I had known the steak would be that ordinary I would have chosen Rockpool.

  179. Mark from Melbourne

    SA election: Labor wants to put more electric cars on the road by cutting fees

    And no doubt cutting fees (whatever that might mean) will put more electric cars on the road. Where they will sit, lacking as they will a vital ingredient.

    Moronic.

  180. Ellen of Tasmania

    I think we need to know what the Libs want to ‘conserve’, ’cause they don’t mean ‘conservative’ in the same way I do.

    Tassie Liberal Nic Street sent us a one page letter urging us to vote for him Saturday week. He was most proud about supporting euthanasia and SS’m’.

    “The word conserve is a transitive verb, and there is no virtue or vice in any transitive verb. … So you conserve, but what is it you want to conserve? The Kremlin Old Guard? Redwoods? Your stock options? The legacy of the first Christendom? Same with progress. You want to progress? Great. Where? To what end? By what standard?” (Empires of Dirt, pp. 185-186).

    If the likes of Abbott, Abetz or Hastie think they can drag the Libs back from the abyss, they’re dreaming.

  181. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, I did choose it if I had known the steak would be that ordinary I would have chosen Rockpool.

    What do you expect the steak to taste like when you drink sparkling water you lesbian!

    Harden up Monty.

    At least you haven’t gone vegan yet.

    There is still hope for you.

  182. If the likes of Abbott, Abetz or Hastie think they can drag the Libs back from the abyss, they’re dreaming.

    Damn straight.

  183. Gab

    Good Lord. Monty gets a free meal and he’s still whinging about it. There’s no pleasing a Lefty. Ever.

  184. Stimpson J. Cat

    If the likes of Abbott, Abetz or Hastie think they can drag the Libs back from the abyss

    There is more chance of my hair growing back to it’s beautiful lustrous golden glory than this happening.

  185. Armadillo

    Steak was a bit ordinary tbh.

    Did you complain and demand they deduct the amount from the bill? Nope. Thought not.

  186. Mother Lode

    Good Lord. Monty gets a free meal and he’s still whinging about it. There’s no pleasing a Lefty. Ever.

    Maybe he thought chewing was too arduous and, in true lefty fashion, thinks there should be a government department and a team of social workers to chew his food for him – paid for by higher taxes on Da Welfy.

  187. egg_

    If the likes of Abbott, Abetz or Hastie think they can drag the Libs back from the abyss, they’re dreaming.

    Abbott could with his recent speech.

  188. Stimpson J. Cat

    Good Lord. Monty gets a free meal and he’s still whinging about it. There’s no pleasing a Lefty. Ever.

    Bad manners.
    Ingratitude.
    Unnatural habits.
    These are the signs by which we recognize those who spent have time with or consorted with lesbians.

  189. RobK

    “Labor wants to put more electric cars on the road by cutting fees”
    At the same time AEMO want increased demand management. That should work out well.

  190. Stimpson J. Cat

    If the likes of Abbott, Abetz or Hastie think they can drag the Libs back from the abyss

    There is more chance of Monty going to Malmo than this happening.

  191. Credit where it’s due though, the sides were pretty good.

    It struck me as an old person’s meal, they cut the steak up before they served it like you’re at a senior cits home. Plus they lather it with salt like it’s Mt Hotham, another thing that old buggers like JC love.

  192. struth

    Next time Monty, you’ll be paying for it.
    Once JC takes you out for a meal 3 times, well all I can say is, get some vasoline for your lips.

  193. egg_

    Steak was a bit ordinary

    Not the King Island beef cattle, raised on the south side where the grass is sweeter, revealed in the meat’s delicate texture…?
    /Waffle

  194. Armadillo

    There is more chance of Monty going to Malmo than this happening.

    mOnts didn’t go to Malmö? Good heavens. The shirker. Did he offer to buy lunch for the gracious Cat who offered to finance his trip as way of an apology?

  195. Chris

    Credit where it’s due though, the sides were pretty good.

    It struck me as an old person’s meal, they cut the steak up before they served it like you’re at a senior cits home. Plus they lather it with salt like it’s Mt Hotham, another thing that old buggers like JC love.

    We went last week to a newish Ialian restaurant, Amore in Floreat.
    The chef and owner just came out from Italy 3 years ago. They say that Italy is totally what IT says Australia has become. – a porcelain appliance in need of a scrub.
    They too serve the steak sliced up into mouthfuls and apply excessive salt. Must be a way of reducing portion sizes, I think.

  196. calli

    Must be a way of reducing portion sizes, I think.

    Yes. The steak cut across the grain and fanned on the plate is just the cheffie way of serving you less. Plus it looks pretty.

    The abomination called “plating” because you “eat with your eyes”, apparently. Once upon a time people ate with their mouths. Degenerates.

  197. testpattern

    Barnaby that is my moniker
    Young ladies I like to con-iquer
    I pinch on the botty when I see a hotty
    Ex Minister moniker’s goniker

  198. egg_

    A “drover’s dog” could win if they stuck to the core conservative policies recently announced by Abbott.

  199. calli

    But the big question. Did the steak arrive on an actual round, porcelain plate? Or a piece of four by two rougher header? Or a roof slate? Or a bathroom tile? Or a banana leaf?

  200. The JC/M0nty love in – does that mean all the stoushes are contrived?
    I’m shocked, shocked to find that out.

  201. calli

    Their massively bloated egos won’t allow that, egg_. They hate him because he’s right.

  202. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tassie Liberal Nic Street sent us a one page letter urging us to vote for him Saturday week. He was most proud about supporting euthanasia and SS’m’.

    Maybe call it Parody Marriage…

    SC lawmakers introduce bill to define same-sex marriage as ‘parody marriage’ (19 Feb)

    COLUMBIA, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) – Some South Carolina legislators have introduced a bill that would amend state laws to define same-sex marriage as ‘parody marriage.’

    Excellent trolling guys! Now to rename euthanasia “Liquidation”.

  203. testpattern

    ‘Barnaby finally learns to pull out’

    In the immortal words of Beetroot and Garfunkel –

    Bye bye Barnaby
    Bye bye Ministry
    Hello ignominy
    I hope he doesn’t cry-eye
    Bye Bye Barnaby bye-eye

  204. But the big question. Did the steak arrive on an actual round, porcelain plate?

    Oh yes, calli. Society has not regressed that far just yet at the parliament end of Bourke St.

    However, the menu was graced with the hashtag #loveitaly.

  205. The JC/M0nty love in – does that mean all the stoushes are contrived?
    I’m shocked, shocked to find that out.

    JC asked me whether he came across as too rude on the Cat. I assured him that his level of rudeness was perfectly suited to the environment.

    Fear the day if either he or I ever get mod powers.

  206. DrBeauGan

    Riccardo Bosi
    #2644101, posted on February 23, 2018 at 3:47 pm
    If the likes of Abbott, Abetz or Hastie think they can drag the Libs back from the abyss, they’re dreaming.

    Damn straight.

    Hastie I’m not sure about, but Abbott and Abetz don’t think anything of the sort. They quite like abysses.

  207. H B Bear

    Andrew Bolt is surprised to learn that Malcolm McGregor is erratic.

    That time of the month?

  208. egg_

    Kim Darkashian graces us with yet more Vogon poetry.

  209. egg_

    Fear the day if either he or I ever get mod powers.

    Monster does humour – try the veal.

  210. Best ever interview of Clive Palmer just now on 4BC.

    Clive went on to talk about the revival of his Palmer party and talked a load of drivel. Ben Davies asked him if he was insane and said he had no party etc. Ben also grilled him about Qld Nickel and Clive Mensink.

    Did not hear the end but good to see him being given a hard time.

  211. egg_

    Testes pulls out of a Nova Peris Knee-trembler ‘tim tam’?

  212. John Constantine

    I would feel sorry for Big Clive, but then ponygirl drools and dribbles onto television and we see the true and lasting legacy of the Palmer suicide bombsquad.

    The ponypremier of once was Queensland.

  213. stackja

    H B Bear
    #2644142, posted on February 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm
    Andrew Bolt is surprised to learn that Malcolm McGregor is erratic.

    That time of the month?

    Has MM got month time or was it not included?

  214. Chris

    Has MM got month time or was it not included?

    Upgrades to the hardware (to make it softer-ware?) come packaged in bite sizes according to how much your health plan rations for you in ‘psycho-confirmation surgery’ per year.

  215. stackja

    Chris
    #2644162, posted on February 23, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    Has MM got month time or was it not included?

    Upgrades to the hardware (to make it softer-ware?) come packaged in bite sizes according to how much your health plan rations for you in ‘psycho-confirmation surgery’ per year.

    Tax payer funded?

  216. jupes

    Have you ever tried to move a pill press on a bike?

    LOL and he still gave his mate a dink (though that could have been for ballast).

  217. jupes

    From C.L.’s Bolta link above:

    It is a mistake to confuse the erratic with the frank.

    It’s an even bigger mistake to confuse a bloke with a sheila.

    Bolta should stop calling McGregor “she”.

  218. Chris

    Parody marriage and Liquidation for euthanasia.

    Sweet. Well done Bruce.

  219. Stimpson J. Cat

    However, the menu was graced with the hashtag #loveitaly.

    Bloody w$gs Jesus Christ.

  220. egg_

    No Jordan Peterson lobster on the menu?

  221. Urban bugmen are very angry with Abbott.

  222. Dave in Marybrook

    Café Di Stasio ad in the Weekend Magazine had a food porn vignette with a prominent bottle of Liquore Strega…. “DUTY FREE ONLY” atop the label.
    #loveitaly. Bloody shifty dings.

  223. Derp

    It is a mistake to confuse the erratic with the frank.

    Sans frank it is then.

  224. bundyrum

    True this country is fkd…..what are the serious ideas to pull it back?

  225. So which moral degenerate is going to lead the Nats? McCormack, who hates gay people? Cassidy reckons he’s a lock. I look forward to much discussion of beagles.

  226. DrBeauGan

    Lizzie B, have you come across the charming suggestion that the Isle of Thanet is named after the goddess Tanit? By Phoenician traders of course.

  227. Leigh Lowe

    LL, your jealousy clouds your judgement. I half expected you to gatecrash.

    No way.
    Best not to turn your little Italian tete-a-tete into a meringue-a-trois.

  228. H B Bear

    If there was more beagle love the Nationals wouldn’t be in this position.

  229. testpattern

    One of the most urgent health issues for indigenous people in the Kimberleys at the present –

    2/3rds of WA’s 600 cases are in the Kimberleys, 50% die from it at a avg age at death of 41.

    ‘The END RHD CRE is the first time that any country has had an opportunity to build a comprehensive, evidence based strategy for ending rheumatic heart disease. The strategy will include an 11-year plan to achieve disease control by 2031, reducing the incidence of acute rheumatic fever and bringing the prevalence of RHD for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians down to the same level as non-Aboriginal Australians. This project represents a tremendous challenge and an untold opportunity to ‘close the gap’ and end the disparity for our Aboriginal communities.’

    https://endrhd.telethonkids.org.au/about/

  230. thefrolickingmole

    Another disease of basic hygiene and medication.

    How is rheumatic fever prevented?
    The most effective way to make sure your child doesn’t develop rheumatic fever is to treat their strep throat infection quickly and thoroughly. This means ensuring your child completes all prescribed doses of medication.

    Practicing proper hygiene methods can help prevent strep throat:

    Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
    Wash your hands.
    Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    Avoid sharing personal items with people who are sick.

    Advanced stuff, much like the “wash your face and hands” radical solution to another lingering disease of poor hygiene.
    Trachoma

  231. RobK

    From rhdaustralia.org.au ;
    “How is it prevented?

    The prevention of RHD can be implemented at a number of different stages. Primordial and primary prevention aim to stop development of ARF, while secondary and tertiary prevention aim to limit the development or progression of RHD and its complications.

    Primordial Prevention

    Primordial prevention aims to minimise risk factors for a disease in a population. This means preventing group A streptococcus infections (which can lead to ARF) through improvement to environment, economic, social and behavioural conditions that are known to increase the risk of infections. Examples include improved housing and reduced overcrowding.

    Primary Prevention

    Primary prevention aims to prevent complications from a known problem. In Australia, primary prevention includes early diagnosis of group A streptococcus throat infections in people most at risk of ARF (typically children aged 5–14 years), and treatment with antibiotics, commonly penicillin. This helps prevent spread of the streptococcal infection to others and helps prevent the infected person’s body having an auto-immune reaction to the infection resulting in ARF.

    Secondary Prevention 

    Secondary Prevention refers to the early detection of disease and measures to prevent recurrent disease and worsening of the condition. This means preventing recurrent ARF which in turn prevents RHD or stops existing RHD worsening. Secondary prophylaxis with regular benzathine penicillin G (BPG) is the only RHD control strategy shown to be effective and cost-effective at both community and population levels. Secondary prevention should also include strategies aimed at improving the delivery of secondary prophylaxis and patient care, the provision of education, coordination of available health services and advocacy for necessary and appropriate resources.

    Tertiary Prevention

    Tertiary prevention aims to prevent complications once a disease is established. In the case of RHD, this means reducing symptoms to minimise disability and prevent premature death. Examples include heart valve surgery, medication to manage heart failure, and preventing stroke.”
    This is not a new initiative and antibiotics are only a stop-gap. It will take a big push from the communities to win this battle. No one else can do it.

  232. Gab

    BTW who does that Belgian xunt think he is to say “Harassment claims against Joyce are very serious”.

    They’re so serious that no police complaint has ever been made.

    Joyce has publicly referred the WA allegations against him to police. Smart move.

  233. Urban bugmen are resorting to an op-ed written over a quarter century ago to label an opponent a ‘homophobe’. Terrible people. Believe me.

  234. Knuckle Dragger

    Mole and RobK,

    Persactly. Shorter version – don’t live in filth and look after yourself in basic terms and you won’t get RHD.

    Maybe the local Big Men could help….

  235. Entropy

    egg_
    #2644181, posted on February 23, 2018 at 5:19 pm
    Da Craw?

    Best Get Samrt episode eva

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