Open Forum: February 24, 2018

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  1. struth

    The leader of a militant Aboriginal group targeting the Commonwealth Games has warned that young activists could resort to terrorism in pursuit of their goals.

    A product of our education system.

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Pretty laid back for a Sunday night, people.

  3. None

    Violent antifa thugs have to be restrained by police to stop them attacking anti-rape protestors in Germany.

    And there you have it. Antifa both attack women and are pro-rape. Pure evil.

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Attacking anti-rape protestors. How the hell can people protesting against rape be fascist?

    Unless by ‘fascist’, of course, you mean ‘anti-flooding our country with predisposed rapists with no job or assimilation prospects until its entire identity is destroyed’.

    I’ll guarantee not one of the antifa scum was a victim of a the mass sexual assaults in Cologne last NYE.

  5. Caviar

    Schools are feminised, run by women and soyboys. Sending your kids to public schools is child abuse

  6. Snoopy

    And there you have it. Antifa both attack women and are pro-rape. Pure evil.

    Pro Islam too, apparently. Antifa is actually Antefa.

  7. Knuckle Dragger

    Bet this whole antifa thing wouldn’t have reared its ugly head under Illary. P****y hats wouldn’t have been thought of, let alone invented.

    The whole thing’s an anti-Trump movement looking for a name.

  8. Diesal

    The problem with the Nationals is that many of the MP’s are just dumb, nice photogenic sorts but dumb. Others are more snakelike and often unrepentant leftists, this includes senior state and federal MP’s who I know reasonably well.

  9. rickw

    It was during the invasion of Saipan that Spruance realised he would have to kill them all. They had to use the nukes.

    I’m currently in Saipan. One of the first islands invaded that had a significant Japanese civilian population, most originating from Okinawa having come to Saipan to produce sugar and coffee.

    The fighting was brutal with fanatical resistance, many civilians also committed suicide by jumping off one of the islands cliffs.

  10. nerblnob

    testpattern
    #2645753, posted on February 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    ‘Australia has really had only a few gun massacres’

    Unless you count Aboriginals as people which you seem not to. In which case there have been hundreds

    … of unsubstantiated allegations decades after the alleged events.

  11. stackja

    nerb usual suspect just makes things up. Ignore.

  12. herodotus

    Thanks Tom. Now pay attention all you climate deniers.
    Robin Williams Science Show has had Stefan Lewandowski on to tell you that you are doing the following:
    1. Denying the 97% of scientists who believe in AGW.
    2. Denying the people the opportunity to receive the holy communion of peer reviewed science.
    3. Spreading bullshit and propaganda via non-peer-reviewed blogs and such like.

    Professor Stefan is, as you are no doubt aware, in Psychology. But he has a lot to say about climate change.
    We, on the other hand, are the readers of various writings by geologists, chemists, meteorologists and statistical analysts. But what would we know. We deniers. We few.

  13. Mother Lode

    But what would we know. We deniers. We few.

    We few. We whacky few. We band of others.

    Ya know, I reckon one of the most cogent proofs of the strength of the ‘denier’ case must be that, without The backing of national governments, the UN, media, countless funded activist groups that receive access to venues platforms, and docile corporations brought to heel by threats of nasty PR campaigns, that a few people unorganised but free to follow their own wits, have withstood the AGW assault and gegun to turn the tide.

  14. Tel

    … that a few people unorganised but free to follow their own wits, have withstood the AGW assault and gegun to turn the tide.

    And that pesky weather keeps turning cold.

  15. egg_

    ABC TV Breakfast – Trioli fighting back a sh1t eating grin discussing the ‘non’ News of the LNP choosing a replacement for Barn.

    Nats alleging Libs leaked the sexual harassment complaint against Barn.

    From previous, Turnbull’s hands all over it.

    The Party of the whiteants.

  16. Rae

    Always escalate.

    The other kid did just that. And 132andbush came on here to bleat about it.

  17. egg_

    the ‘non’ News of the LNP choosing a replacement for Barn.

    We’ll always have this to treasure, Vag:

  18. calli

    Zanetti for me, Tom.

    They’ve got their wish. Maybe they’ll turn their sights on another, older scandal.

    Or maybe not.

  19. egg_

    Will Trioli become a cash cow?

  20. 132andBush


    Schools are feminised, run by women and soyboys. Sending your kids to public schools is child abuse

    My son’s not at a public school.

  21. NormaP

    Tom, Monday? The cartoon needs an explanation I feel. I think this is the part of Media diary he is drawing about:
    Written to order

    Doing anything on March 23? IT journos will be heading en masse to Sydney’s Luna Park for the ­Lizzies, otherwise known as the 2018 ACS IT Journalism Awards. Have you put your entries in yet? Nor has Diary. But get this: one of the categories for “the technology media’s highest honour” run by MediaConnect and Australian Com­puter Society, is “best corporate content”. Over to Media­Connect chief executive Phil Sim: “Last year we had to make a ­number of decisions as to the ­eligibility of stories that were written as part of a sponsored ­arrangement, or specifically for a brand. In introducing an award for corporate content it means we can keep the traditional awards ­focused on ­content that is created independently, while also introducing a way to ­involve the many members of the IT Journalist ­fraternity — both past and present — who’s (sic) livelihood now involves writing corporate content.” Aside from the fact Phil needs a better grasp of spelling or a proofreader, adver­torial writing now gets a journalism award? Welcome to 2018.

  22. calli

    My son’s not at a public school.

    Similar thing happened to my daughter at a co-ed private school. Year 4, boy attacks her with scissors (scissors!) so she decked him. Both on detention, same punishment and she was expected to write him a letter of apology.

    I told them no dice and popped her in early to the junior school of her sister’s high school. Never looked back.

    Turned out later that Mr Bully’s parents were rich donors and he had form.

  23. Tintarella di Luna

    Will Trioli become a cash cow?

    Well she’s certainly beefed up so there’s that

  24. Eyrie

    That school violence policy isn’t new. It was at the private school I was at in Perth in the early 1960s.
    The education authorities couldn’t give a shit but it encourages bullies and we wonder how the run up to someone and king hit them started?
    Come to think of it that policy is applied in society nowadays if you dare defend yourself against physical attack or threat. The authorities don’t care if you end up dead or a vegetable for life but will punish you via the court process even if found not guilty. Note the “not guilty”, instead of “innocent” or “totally justified”.

  25. Tintarella di Luna

    The Party of the whiteants.

    The party is dead it is only moving because of the maggots eating principles, ethics and voter loyalty

  26. Tom

    Today’s Johannes Leak goes with the Paywallian Meeja Diary item (reproduced by Norma above at 7.26am) about next month’s Australian Computer Society IT journalism gongs, which, as Leak observes, are just dripping with credibility. Thanks, Norma.

  27. Farmer Gez

    The Winter Olympics are over and the usual begging for taxpayers money commences.
    Chef de mission, Ian Chesterman, said the key to more frozen gold is money and lots of it.
    Our rural High School hasn’t the budget to pay aides to help kids who struggle in the basics.
    I’ll leave it at that, Mr Chesterman.

  28. egg_

    Will Trioli become a cash cow?

    Well she’s certainly beefed up so there’s that

    As their audience literally dies off, Vag might have to resort to giveaways – oh, the shame!
    Googles?

  29. cohenite

    Evil sisters of Islamic State play victim

    Jennifer Oriel

    Islamic State has been destroyed. The war is over. The free world is secure. Order is restored. The worst genocidal jihadis are dead. The rest are contained. Your ­family is safe to commemorate Anzac Day, celebrate Easter and walk through the CBD without fearing the infernal shriek “Allahu Akbar”. There’s only one problem: here comes the bride, all dressed in black.

    Islamic State unleashed a ­regime of misogyny unrivalled in the modern world. Three years ago, I wrote about the unfolding horror on this page. At the time, jihadis had opened a slave market selling girls with price tags ­attached. About 3500 Yazidi women and children already had been sold into sexual slavery.

    Islamic State misogyny wasn’t individual. It was foundational to the caliphate. It came with an ­instruction manual: Questions and Answers on Taking Captives and Slaves. As translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, the Islamists viewed non-Muslim women as “unbelieving” and therefore legal chattel. Online, jihadis laughed at the agony of the women sold into sex slavery, saying: “In Mosul they are closed in a room and cry, and one of them committed suicide LOL.”

    From the outset, female ­recruits were critical to the establishment of Islamic State and led the brutal regime’s war on women. For people inclined to sympathise with jihadis if they are female, consider female jihadis’ capacity for sympathy. There is Nada al-Qahtani, the jihadi ­assigned to lead a battalion. She earned her promotion as chief of the all-female morality police, the al-Khansaa Brigade.

    The black sack brigade patrolled streets searching for women to maim and kill. By way of example, consider one victim shot dead for lifting her niqab to check the quality of fruit at a ­market stall. ISIS gals also used public flogging to humiliate women. In their spare time, the ­jihadis crafted a torture device called “the biter”. It resembled a bear trap. The brides of genocide used it on women deemed guilty of polluting public purity. Common victims were mothers caught breastfeeding their hungry babies. In case you think only a few ­female jihadis joined the morality police, think again. Many foreign women and girls who chose to join the jihad spent time working for such outfits before producing children for the caliphate.

    The brutality of Islamic State’s violence against women was well publicised within a year of its ­establishment. Anyone who joined ISIS after 2014 would have known it traded in female agony. They are willing accomplices to the torture and sexual enslavement of women and children under the caliphate regime. Yet only months after Iraq declared victory over ISIS, we are expected to believe Islamic State’s jihadis are victims if they’re female.

    Now that their genocidal dream has been bombed into ­oblivion, the rank battalion of jihad sisterhood is demanding right of return. There should be no right of return for the soldiers of genocide, male or female. They chose to be stateless when they pledged allegiance to the cali­phate. However, under Australian law, citizens and their children still have right of return.

    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton indicated last week his ­intention to review terrorism laws, given that only one jihadi has been stripped of citizenship. It is estimated that about 110 Islamists from Australia survived the destruction of Islamic State.

    Consistent with the jihadi strategy of dispersion, ISIS reprobates will try to re-enter the West to avoid punishment, regroup and wage war on new territories when the time is right. Some Western states are alert to the strategy. Franceinfo reported French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian denying automatic right of return for French jihadis: “(They) will not be repatriated to France as they are fighters, so they are enemies … (they will be) judged by those who they fought.”

    Don’t spare the sisters of the caliphate. Given the chance, they won’t spare you. Should pity threaten to cloud your better judgment, remember this name: Faten. The Daily Mail reported her death last year. The 10-year-old was helping her mother clean house when she stepped outside accidentally. The female morality police found out and deemed her impure. They tortured the ­little girl with the biter. She bled to death.

    If you need a reason to stop the brides of genocide re-entering the West, make it Faten.

    The black widows of Islamic State are creeping out of the caliphate and into the West. Having lost the battle to enslave women and girls for the cali­phate, the brides of genocide are demanding the right of return to the countries declared enemies of Allah. They’re piling on feminine wiles to escape their well-­deserved fate six feet under the crumbling caliphate. Prepare yourself for a season of female jihad filled with crocodile tears, protests of innocence and a stock-standard victim script worthy of an Oscar.

    Predictably, the much of the media is greeting the women of Islamic State with open arms. Those with children are enjoying especially soft treatment. In an interview with Die Welt, Human Rights Watch program director Nadim Houry sympathised with their “difficult situation” before calling on European governments to allow children to return. But we all know what will follow — the demand for family reunion.

    Just like pedophiles, female ­jihadis are never guilty. They’re misunderstood. Tell that to the hundreds of women and children the jihadi sorority enslaved, tortured and killed for the caliphate. Tell it to Ramzia, the Yazidi ­mother sold in an Islamic slave market. The militants came one day and took her family. They sold her teenage daughter as a sex slave. As Ramzia told PBS, her child managed to escape but only after enduring a year of torturous rapes. Other family members were captured and nine children were taken. The boys were sent to militant training camps. The little girls were sold into sexual slavery.

    As a domestic slave, Ramzia turned to the woman of the house for support. She entrusted the Saudi woman with her deepest wish that one day she would ­return home. The ISIS bride ­replied: “You will never go home. You will die in my house.”

    Islamic State unleashed a ­regime of misogyny unrivalled in the modern world. Three years ago, I wrote about the unfolding horror on this page. At the time, jihadis had opened a slave market selling girls with price tags ­attached. About 3500 Yazidi women and children already had been sold into sexual slavery.

    Islamic State misogyny wasn’t individual. It was foundational to the caliphate. It came with an ­instruction manual: Questions and Answers on Taking Captives and Slaves. As translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, the Islamists viewed non-Muslim women as “unbelieving” and therefore legal chattel. Online, jihadis laughed at the agony of the women sold into sex slavery, saying: “In Mosul they are closed in a room and cry, and one of them committed suicide LOL.”

    From the outset, female ­recruits were critical to the establishment of Islamic State and led the brutal regime’s war on women. For people inclined to sympathise with jihadis if they are female, consider female jihadis’ capacity for sympathy. There is Nada al-Qahtani, the jihadi ­assigned to lead a battalion. She earned her promotion as chief of the all-female morality police, the al-Khansaa Brigade.

    The black sack brigade patrolled streets searching for women to maim and kill. By way of example, consider one victim shot dead for lifting her niqab to check the quality of fruit at a ­market stall. ISIS gals also used public flogging to humiliate women. In their spare time, the ­jihadis crafted a torture device called “the biter”. It resembled a bear trap. The brides of genocide used it on women deemed guilty of polluting public purity. Common victims were mothers caught breastfeeding their hungry babies. In case you think only a few ­female jihadis joined the morality police, think again. Many foreign women and girls who chose to join the jihad spent time working for such outfits before producing children for the caliphate.

    The brutality of Islamic State’s violence against women was well publicised within a year of its ­establishment. Anyone who joined ISIS after 2014 would have known it traded in female agony. They are willing accomplices to the torture and sexual enslavement of women and children under the caliphate regime. Yet only months after Iraq declared victory over ISIS, we are expected to believe Islamic State’s jihadis are victims if they’re female.

    Now that their genocidal dream has been bombed into ­oblivion, the rank battalion of jihad sisterhood is demanding right of return. There should be no right of return for the soldiers of genocide, male or female. They chose to be stateless when they pledged allegiance to the cali­phate. However, under Australian law, citizens and their children still have right of return.

    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton indicated last week his ­intention to review terrorism laws, given that only one jihadi has been stripped of citizenship. It is estimated that about 110 Islamists from Australia survived the destruction of Islamic State.

    Consistent with the jihadi strategy of dispersion, ISIS reprobates will try to re-enter the West to avoid punishment, regroup and wage war on new territories when the time is right. Some Western states are alert to the strategy. Franceinfo reported French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian denying automatic right of return for French jihadis: “(They) will not be repatriated to France as they are fighters, so they are enemies … (they will be) judged by those who they fought.”

    Don’t spare the sisters of the caliphate. Given the chance, they won’t spare you. Should pity threaten to cloud your better judgment, remember this name: Faten. The Daily Mail reported her death last year. The 10-year-old was helping her mother clean house when she stepped outside accidentally. The female morality police found out and deemed her impure. They tortured the ­little girl with the biter. She bled to death.

    If you need a reason to stop the brides of genocide re-entering the West, make it Faten.

  30. Tintarella di Luna

    Why Nazism was Socialism and Why Socialism is Totalitarianism.

    Well the name was a dead give away: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei and of course it is axiomatic -‘Ideology always paves the way toward atrocity.’ – Terrence McKenna — and as beautifully articulated by the Canadian Professor on that infamous interview with that mouthy bint.

  31. Tintarella di Luna

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2646103, posted on February 26, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Beautiful escalation there Knuckle Dragger – righteous

  32. min

    Evidently Prof Stefan did not have the same learning experiences in his post graduate studies in Psychology as I did . Statistics ,Research and Analysis taught me how to analyse research and there is no way after reading the metanalysis of Cooke et al could one repeat that 97% scientist nonsense. My bet is that he still believes Michael Manne and his hockey stick graph and has a poor knowledge of history. What made me question all the guff put out about global warming was that as a child ,now obe, was the story of Erik the Red and the his discovery of Greenland, which he named and the ongoing Viking settlement there. I hope all you Cats know that in 1000 ,the Vikings built a cathedral there and archeological diggings discovered graves of the bishops complete with bisphoric rings. Later in life when I majored in Italian at uni, I learnt about a Federico Secondo Holy Roman Emperor in beginning of 13th c. wrote about Taxes from Greenland . His book on training birds of prey is still used these days.
    Leaf Erikson , son of Erik the Red actually went to America and tried to set up a colony there ( archeological sites have shown this) .These days top temp in Greenland in summer is 9 degrees according to Greenland Tourist Board that would not produce the silage needed to support cattle during winter as it did in Viking days until 600 years later the ice age returned and although still a Danish colony , the original settlers died out. Of course nowadays there is plenty of evidence around the world including below the equator of the Medieval warming which is , as the Roman warming , is ignored by the alarmists

  33. Tom

    As their audience literally dies off, Vag might have to resort to giveaways – oh, the shame!
    Googles?

    Their ABC’s “ban” on commercial content has always been a joke, with the worker collective happy to promote the books of its favourite communist authors, and it’s getting worse. This month, they were happy to give a free presentation/plug worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to Genesis, which gave away a car for a hole in one at the wymmynses Strayan Open because vagina.

  34. LNP insider

    Littleproud dropped out after only securing 8 votes, I mean for party unity.

    Meanwhile McKenzie is watching her back for when Nash replaces Wacka Williams.

  35. egg_

    This month, they were happy to give a free presentation/plug worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to Genesis, which gave away a car for a hole in one at the wymmynses Strayan Open because vagina.

    The irony – 3 holes good – 2 holes bad; become a Qwerty and all good.
    The book flogging rort on ABC/SBS must be against their charter.

  36. Rae

    This month, they were happy to give a free presentation/plug worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to Genesis, which gave away a car for a hole in one at the wymmynses Strayan Open because vagina.

    Yes, well, Tom. The ABC did in fact do the live telecast of the Australian Ladies Open Golf. And it was hard to miss the live shots of the shiny red Genesis at the 140 metre par 3 14th. Heavens above, they and other media outlets even got all excited when Jenny Haglund drained her tee shot and won the car. Shame on them, hey.

  37. egg_

    Shame on them

    Televising shit no one watches?
    The commercial reality of modern sport.

  38. Baldrick

    Australia wrapped up its Olympic Winter Games campaign, with its four-man bobsleigh team finishing in 25th place.

    No doubt they’ll still be able to enjoy a ticker tape parade put on by the Thargomindah C.W.A.

  39. calli
    #2646155, posted on February 26, 2018 at 7:36 am
    Similar thing happened to my daughter at a co-ed private school. Year 4, boy attacks her with scissors (scissors!) so she decked him. Both on detention, same punishment and she was expected to write him a letter of apology.

    Sounds like the fad of “Restorative Justice” inflicted on schools about 8 years ago.

  40. Entropy

    Of course nowadays there is plenty of evidence around the world including below the equator of the Medieval warming which is , as the Roman warming , is ignored by the alarmists

    There are some quite interesting “paleoclimate “ studies matching up Antarctic cores with sedimentary layers in Australian east coast catchments to improve the record of wet/ dry years. There appears to have been a multi-decadal drought in the 12th century much worse than anything we have experienced and there was three centuries of much wetter than now conditions that ended in the early nineteenth century. The historic record since the middle of the nineteenth century has been benign in comparison.

    This study was about rainfall, not temperature, although it is interesting how the big dry lines up with what was once known in the northern hemisphere as the medieval warm period, and the wet years line up with the little ice age.

    The point is Australia’s climate is so variable that any computer modelling will miss it, the models need a lot more work on multidecadal,effects, and the paleoclimate record shows worse than any model spits out. Also one in one hundred year events as we know them are not.

  41. stackja

    2GB report: Australian woman buried in Arlington Cemetery. Not known by MT.

  42. egg_

    The Winter Olympics are over and the usual begging for taxpayers money commences.
    Chef de mission, Ian Chesterman, said the key to more frozen gold is money and lots of it.
    Our rural High School hasn’t the budget to pay aides to help kids who struggle in the basics.
    I’ll leave it at that, Mr Chesterman.

    Rebuilding Sydney Olympic Stadium after only 18 years?
    They used to evaluate pollies ego featherbedding/pork barreling as ‘costing X amount of hospital beds’, but pork barreling seems so common that the term has gone out of fashion.

  43. egg_

    This study was about rainfall, not temperature, although it is interesting how the big dry lines up with what was once known in the northern hemisphere as the medieval warm period, and the wet years line up with the little ice age.

    The opposite of what one would expect – redistribution of NH moisture to the SH during the little ice age?
    Looks like the ENSO plays a much bigger role with our climate than expected.

  44. TP

    James Allen
    https://www.spectator.com.au/2018/02/what-is-the-point-of-cory-bernardi/

    “Of course another way to do that, with your eye on the longer term, is just to preference Labor and get Team Turnbull out of there. Painful, to be sure. But if we’d done it last election we’d probably be looking at soon electing a revitalised Coalition rather than facing the much deserved electoral annihilation we can all see on the horizon with Turnbull in charge and not enough MPs in the party room prepared to do anything about him”.

    Sinclair Davidson
    #2644548, posted on February 23, 2018 at 11:18 pm
    Leon – my good friend Jim voted Labor at the last election.

    I’m calling bullshit Davidson

  45. Rae

    Televising shit no one watches?
    The commercial reality of modern sport.

    Smutster, you’re not very observant. Lots of people watch the ABCs telecast of the Australian Ladies Open Golf every year. Some of those watchers are Cat regulars and they even post comments about how good the lady golfers are*. Shame on them too, hey.

    * I could be wrong but Tom comes to mind as being one of those appreciative commenters.

  46. Baldrick

    2GB report: Australian woman buried in Arlington Cemetery. Not known by MT.

    Nor the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

  47. Ragu

    Teachers and Principles need to be pulled into line. I’m constantly surprised that many of them have children of their own because they see no problem detaining and interrogating a child without representation.

    Apart from a few, it must take a special kind of mental illness to make a person think they are doing Gods work by standing over children.

    I should be grateful, though. They unwittingly show kids the cruelty of the world and that telling a figure of authority to get effed isn’t such a bad idea.

  48. stackja

    Gorgi Coghlan no longer the go-to fill in for Carrie Bickmore now that Lisa Wilkinson has joined the team
    The Daily Telegraph
    February 26, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    WHILE all eyes were firmly on Carrie Bickmore and her reaction to Lisa Wilkinson’s addition to The Project, there was another star of the show whose nose was apparently out of joint by the appointment.
    Part-time panellist Gorgi Coghlan, who has been at Channel 10 since 2010, was the go-to fill-in host for Bickmore for many years.

    She replaced the well-liked host when she went on maternity leave in 2015.

  49. Entropy

    cohenite
    #2646188, posted on February 26, 2018 at 8:59 am
    Looks like the ENSO plays a much bigger role with our climate than expected.

    Yep:

    http://www.drroyspencer.com/2018/02/a-1d-model-of-global-temperature-changes-1880-2017-low-climate-sensitivity-and-more/

    Yes the critical importance of ENSO to east coast Australia and portions of Antartica make that paleoclimate study possible.

  50. egg_

    SCROLL THE TROLL

    It’s getting rather desperate – ‘ABC (Live) Sport’ FFS.

  51. Not Uh oh

    I think you’ll find that the Australian woman buried at Arlington is actually a bloke ( as per that CWGC link)

  52. egg_

    Shame, shame, shame… is Kryptonite for narcs.

  53. Entropy

    I would do a variation on the James Allan option:
    Vote AC, then preference labor.

  54. stackja

    Not Uh oh
    #2646197, posted on February 26, 2018 at 9:16 am
    I think you’ll find that the Australian woman buried at Arlington is actually a bloke ( as per that CWGC link)

    2GB said she was made a Yank soldier so she could leave Oz and married a Yank. 2GB gave a grave number, waiting for podcast.

  55. calli

    Sounds like the fad of “Restorative Justice” inflicted on schools about 8 years ago.

    They must have been ahead of the curve, OSC. Daughter is 34 and has her own business, now gone international. Dunno what happened to ScissorBoy.

  56. Farmer Gez

    Principals and teachers need to be pulled into line.
    Absolute rubbish Ragu.
    They have no power to “stand over” kids and are told to get effed everyday by entitled little shits and their obnoxious parents. Teacher bashing is a lame and childish pastime.

  57. Roger

    Michael McCormack can’t be all bad:

    The work experience kiddies running ABC RN yesterday were most upset that an “extreme homophobe” was odds on for the Nationalss leadership. And for good measure the Nats are clearly a party of misogynists for not preferring Bridget McKenzie.

    Your ABC. No Bias. No Agenda.

  58. stackja

    Mr Gorton’s biographer Ian Hancock has said there was never any truth to the rumours that she had a romantic relationship with the then-prime minister.

    “At the time, she was in a relationship with Race Matthews, Gough Whitlam’s chief of staff,” he said.

  59. Muddy

    Thanks to Ubique for posting that link re socialism and na..ism in the wee hours of this morning. Some of the commenters allegedly quote from contemporary documents, which I found interesting. It’s still an issue I’m trying to wrap my heard around though.

  60. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From zyconoclast at 11:46 pm:

    Current Nats leadership numbers:

    Mccormack: …
    From Wiki
    McCormack
    … Wagga Wagga … The Daily Advertiser, the local daily newspaper. He was appointed editor of the paper in 1991 …
    In 1993, McCormack published a controversial editorial in which he linked homosexuality with AIDS and criticised pride parades. He wrote that “a week never goes by anymore that homosexuals and their sordid behaviour don’t become further entrenched in society […] unfortunately gays are here and, if the disease their unnatural acts helped spread doesn’t wipe out humanity, they’re here to stay”. The article was the subject of three complaints to the Australian Press Council, though none were upheld.[4] McCormack subsequently wrote a second editorial apologising for the first.[5] His remarks resurfaced when he embarked on a career in politics, and he issued further apologies in 2010 and 2017, stating that he had “grown and learnt not only to tolerate, but to accept all people regardless of their sexual orientation or any other trait or feature which makes each of us different and unique”.[6][7]”

    With a preparedness like this to commit to the things he believes this nondescript nong will fit right in to the plans for potential greatness offered (evidently) by the Wentworth Branch power broker. His ascension to the leadership of Country Labor will be almost unnoticeable.

  61. 132andBush

    They have no power to “stand over” kids and are told to get effed everyday by entitled little shits and their obnoxious parents. Teacher bashing is a lame and childish pastime.

    Agreed. Teachers have a crap job.
    The system is the problem.
    Unfortunately some teachers are responsible for the system and love applying its fundamentals.

  62. Anthony

    Getting the band back together: lead singer TA, drummer BJ, and a cast of 1000s.

  63. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sending your kids to public schools is child abuse

    Look, I’m very busy.
    I don’t have time to be a home schooling weirdo.
    You know who has the biggest impact on a child’s life?

    The parents.

    Stop weaseling out of responsibility.

    F$cking sane weasels Jesus Christ.

  64. egg_

    Michael McCormack can’t be all bad:

    The work experience kiddies running ABC RN yesterday were most upset that an “extreme homophobe” was odds on for the Nationalss leadership. And for good measure the Nats are clearly a party of misogynists for not preferring Bridget McKenzie.

    ABC TV Political Editor pushing the line that Barn will remain stigmatised with the harassment allegation still hanging around – “whatever it takes” to nobble (strong) leadership in the Conservative forces.
    What about Shorten’s (underage) rape allegations?
    Crickets.

  65. Rae

    They have no power to “stand over” kids and are told to get effed everyday by entitled little shits and their obnoxious parents. Teacher bashing is a lame and childish pastime.

    Agreed. Teachers have a crap job.The system is the problem.
    Unfortunately some teachers are responsible for the system and love applying its fundamentals.

    Meh. Still bleating. Farmer Gez is correct. Teacher bashing is a lame and childish pastime.
    Entitled little shits and their obnoxious parents are the problem.

  66. Farmer Gez

    There is a whole education bureaucracy at State level who are political and social activists with the sole aim of empowering children and destroying discipline in schools.
    Lord Of The Flies was meant to be a parable, not a blueprint.

  67. Muddy

    we’d probably be looking at soon electing a revitalised Coalition rather than

    When there is neither a willingness nor ability to learn, change cannot take place. It is fantasy to imagine that the Liberal Party will somehow magically sense they are not representing and acting upon the true conservative values many of us would like them to, and voluntarily transform themselves overnight. Of course, it doesn’t help that so many still vote for them, even though their policies are obviously not conservative. No, I fear that significant blunt trauma is the only solution, not to a revitalisation, but a not-so-dignified end. Flatline. Create a space and see what grows from the ashes.

  68. egg_

    Getting the band back together: lead singer TA, drummer BJ, and a cast of 1000s.

    Exquisite watching Abbott troll Turnbull’s tard Ministers.

  69. H B Bear

    The Winter Olympics are over and the usual begging for taxpayers money commences.
    Chef de mission, Ian Chesterman, said the key to more frozen gold is money and lots of it.

    Who could possibly object to a third of your income being quarantined before you even receive it so some 18yo kid can go snowboarding around the world?

  70. Stimpson J. Cat

    Apart from a few, it must take a special kind of mental illness to make a person think they are doing Gods work by standing over children.

    Not really.
    There is a word we mentally ill people use to describe it.

    Taller.

  71. H B Bear

    The Lieborals need a very large dose of creative destruction. I will do my small bit to help them receive it.

  72. egg_

    The Lieborals need a very large dose of creative destruction. I will do my small bit to help them receive it.

    Do Textor and Devine have any sense that DelCons have their baseball bats at the ready, especially after the rolling of the Head of the Nats, likely at Termite’s hands?

    [The subtext likely is, as others have suggested, that Turnbull told Barn to ditch the girlfriend and keep the wife, which he disobeyed, hence “under the bus” he went, per the Grauniad].

  73. thefrolickingmole

    cohenite

    Nicely written, and relevant.
    They should, in defiance of the stinking UN be stripped of citizenship and be declared “outlaws” in the old context of the word, every mans hand against them.
    https://www.etymonline.com/word/outlaw
    outlaw (n.)
    Old English utlaga “one put outside the law” (and thereby deprived of its benefits and protections), from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse utlagi (n.) “outlaw,” from utlagr (adj.) “outlawed, banished,” from ut “out” (see out (adv.)) + *lagu, plural of lag “law” (see law).

    [G]if he man to deaðe gefylle, beo he þonne utlah [“Laws of Edward & Guthrum,” c.924]
    Meaning “one living a lawless life” is first recorded 1880. As an adjective from Old English.

  74. stackja

    Man arrested for intimate image abuse

    Monday, 26 February 2018, Publish time: 8:45am
    A 47-year-old Gordon man will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court today (Monday, 26 February 2018) for intimate image abuse.

    On Saturday, 24 February 2018, NSW Police Force received a report of a threat to disseminate intimate images, which was sent to ACT Policing.

    About 2pm that day, officers from Tuggeranong Police Station executed a search warrant at a residence in Gordon and located a number of intimate images and videos.

    The man was charged with use carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence and three counts of threaten to capture or disseminate intimate images.

    Police will oppose bail.

    Police urge anyone who has been the victim of intimate image abuse to contact police on 131 444 or attend a police station to make a report.

    Media enquiries

    Police Media — (02) 6264 9460, [email protected]

  75. struth

    Good Moaning

    There is a whole education bureaucracy at State level who are political and social activists with the sole aim of empowering children and destroying discipline in schools.

    Exactly this.

    If the teachers union cared about it’s members more than it’s Marxist agenda it would ensure strict discipline was upheld in schools with the parents given clear and unambiguous information as to what is to be expected and resultant actions if not met, prior to signing the kid up.

    That they care not even for the safety of their members by disallowing a safe environment to work in is proof of this.
    That the teachers are that dumb as to put up with it shows either a compliance or nauseating cowardice, or indeed as now is the case, willing participants in the agenda of their Marxist education department masters.
    That they put up with it knowing what it does to children is unforgiveable.
    Please stop blaming parents who agreed, there would be a lot of dickheads to deal with, (the results of poor education policies of their generation) but should have been read the riot act before they signed their kids up and so as everyone knew where they stood.

    The school isn’t run by parents and they have no say when introducing disgusting sickness like safe schools, with the head of that claiming it doesn’t matter what parents say, while everyone still blames the parents for the lack of discipline in the schools.
    What we have in our schools are gutless fuckers with no integrity trying to throw the blame on others when (if they wanted to ) the problem could be easily solved with a bit of practical common sense.
    If you don’t have that level of common sense, you shouldn’t be teaching.
    And if you decide that you really are just a soldier for Marx you should also not be teaching.

    For the massive waste of taxpayers money thrown at schools all that really needs to happen is the above and maybe spend the money on a couple of security guards for those dickhead parents that come in yelling and screaming even after they’ve signed some sort of discipline agreement before the kid was enrolled.

    The truth is, the parents are the perfect excuse to bring on the Marxist revolution.
    Not buying it , sorry.
    Even though there would be plenty of dickhead parents,
    The parent problem is easily rectified.
    Seems they have no say over safe schools, but everything else…………………pull the other one.

  76. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From stackja at 9:13 am”

    ” Gorgi Coghlan no longer the go-to fill in for Carrie Bickmore now that Lisa Wilkinson has joined the team
    The Daily Telegraph

    WHILE all eyes were firmly on Carrie Bickmore and her reaction to Lisa Wilkinson’s addition to The Project, there was another star of the show whose nose was apparently out of joint by the appointment.
    Part-time panellist Gorgi Coghlan, who has been at Channel 10 since 2010, was the go-to fill-in host for Bickmore for many years.

    She replaced the well-liked host when she went on maternity leave in 2015.”

    I read that Msssss Fitzsimons went to Ten for $2.3 m, 109% pay rise on her Channel ?? salary of $1.1 m. The girlie she is replacing on smelly Squalid Aly’s show is paid $500,000 and has her nose severely out of joint. She’s is 15 years younger and looks it, so she will win again soon and Wilkinson will end up reporting on dodgy dry cleaners.

    The boofhead she used work with is paid $2 m plus a possible 1m bonus. The dill on Sunrise Facebook Family earns $1m and his youngish blonde sidekick with generous boobs and a nice bum gets half that – market forces ‘n all, not prejudice.

    That’s lovely for all of them, I’m sure.

    Why so much loot? The piece from which I drew all this says “Clients like the personal connection that comes with breakfast and the halo that comes with hosts talking about their brands.”

    I was prompted to research it all when I read yesterday that Megan Kelly of NBC is paid between $15 m and $20 m annually. Now that is simply staggering!

    One can understand the twitchiness of the US networks for this past year while President Trump’s fight back at their blatant dishonesty has been having an adverse impact on their ratings. They have a lot of money at risk paying reporters who have been neutered to a significant degree.

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