Monday Forum: May 21, 2018

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1,783 Responses to Monday Forum: May 21, 2018

  1. Tom

    There’s a new day dawning …

  2. Tom

    … and a new page on the open fred!

  3. Mark A

    snap, great minds an all

  4. Snoopy

    – Trump has a private email server

    You are lying.

    Trump’s prez. If he wants a private server he gets one. There are none of these rules that preclude the prez other than the constitution. It’s a very powerful position.

    There was nothing in Monty’s link about a Trump email server. Trump doesn’t do email.

  5. Tom

    In case you missed it when it was posted yesterday at the Cat, dad would be proud: Johannes Leak’s latest ‘toon is as good as Bill Leak’s best.

  6. Mark A

    Tom
    #2717827, posted on May 23, 2018 at 4:06 am

    In case you missed it when it was posted yesterday at the Cat, dad would be proud: Johannes Leak’s latest ‘toon is as good as Bill Leak’s best.

    To be honest I thought it was one of the old man’s. Didn’t look at the signature, sorry.

  7. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    With less than two years under his belt, President Trump has managed to make a substantial imprint on the U.S. judicial system — one that could be felt for decades to come — by getting the Senate to confirm key judicial nominees.

    The fundamental shift has come even as Republicans grumble that Democrats are slow-walking the process in the Senate. Democrats have been demanding maximum debate time for many of Trump’s picks, but even with that obstacle, the courts aren’t lacking for Trump nominees.

    “By the end of this year, he probably will have transformed about 30 percent of the federal appellate courts in our country, and that’s quite significant when put against other administrations in modern history,” he said.


    “One-eighth — one-eighth — of the circuit judges in America have been appointed by Donald Trump and confirmed by this Republican Senate,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday. “We think we’re making dramatic progress on that front.”

  8. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    POLITICO INVESTIGATION

    How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology
    The U.S. fails to adequately police foreign deals for next-generation software that powers the military and American economic strength.

  9. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A source told Fox News’ John Roberts that Clovis met with the informant, whom he knew to be a professor, and had a conversation related to China. The source told Fox News that Russia did not come up.

    The source told Fox News that Clovis received a follow-up email from the individual in the months before the election with research material on China, and another email on the day after the election congratulating the campaign.

    Despite that probe, DeSantis said there is still a need for a special counsel, as an inspector general does not have subpoena power and cannot prosecute.

    “The inspector general can [investigate] … I don’t think it’s mutually exclusive, but we in Congress need the information and you also need the special counsel,” DeSantis said.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    Good cartoons, but Leak’s is far ahead. Nice flavour of the Jordan Peterson Cathy Newman interview in it too!

  11. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    With week two of May 2018 now in the books, we find that CNN’s ratings have collapsed even more than last week, close to -30 percent in total viewers and an astonishing -35 percent in demo viewers.

  12. feelthebern

    Can we not post Hannity videos?
    He’s predicted 50 of the last 2 stories with meat on the bones.

  13. Herodotus

    Amnesty has rather belatedly recognised that Rohingya insurgents aka troublemaking terrorists committed mass murder last August. The backlash was severe, but so it should be. Same goes for atrocities committed by islamic terrorists in other countries, such as Thailand and The Phillipines..
    The media pile-on that we have seen besmirch even The Lady has been so one-sided that the world’s opinion, sometimes referred to as being “what the UN just said”, was hijacked.

  14. John Constantine

    Our Hastie uses Australian parliamentary privilege to reveal that the chinese communist party uses lawfare to silence people that say that the chinese communist party tries to control peoples speech and actions in Australia.

    only parliamentary privilege is safe enough to reveal that the chinese communist party bribes their united nations to get agendas up.

    Thankfully, their turnbull election winning machine assures us that they will unswervingly abide by their signed obligations to obey chinese communist party/united nations narratives, so their donor flows will let them have a chance at buying the next election.

    Comrades.

  15. feelthebern

    Zippy, if those CNN ratings were Channel 9 when Kerry was still running the show, he wouldn’t have just sacked management. He would have had them taken on a boat ride with an old stove & 2 coat hangers, as Blue Murder alluded was of Roger Rogersons methods.

    From the 5min mark.

  16. feelthebern

    Got a link for that Herodotus ?
    Confirms what a lot of non msm media has been saying.

  17. Tel

    Good cartoons, but Leak’s is far ahead.

    He isn’t as good an artist as his father, but he is picking up the inciteful ability to point out the obvious.

    We depend on the court jester to say the things that no one else has the courage to say… a very long and honoured position in our political structure, and Western culture.

  18. John Constantine

    Interesting to see where the donations from the chicoms go, as we can assume that the areas that benefit chicom areas of interest get supported.

    Chicom property developers seem to like donating to those that can boost Big Australia and the property demand market, and specifically those that can boost the percentage of chinese imported to create Big Australia.

    Australia, the brown paper bag full of fivers and our political quisling class slobbers like Pavlovs Koalas.

    Comrade Maaaaaaaate.

  19. Leigh Lowe

    Ha, ha.
    Brennan.
    Director of the CYA.

  20. John Constantine

    Interesting that in Australia, the true deniers are those denying that the Clintons run a corrupt crime cartel and deny that the chicoms bribe australias political kleptocracy to wallow in treason, bribery and treachery.

    Our fpreign minister had better get a real flurry of treaties and conventions signed, eternally locking Australia in to the chicom agenda, or the shorten looting cartel might get the next bit of corruption floating about.

    Comrades.

  21. Rae

    We depend on the court jester to say the things that no one else has the courage to say…

    Except when it’s Sean Delonas saying the things that Tom doesn’t have the courage to let you see.

  22. John Constantine

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5704875/Hilary-Clinton-warns-growing-influence-China.html

    How conflicted are australias left, now their beloved Clinton kleptocrats kartel is openly competing with their beloved chinese communist party for the Australian concession to deal in corruption?.

    Probably don’t care, their left just shrugs off one leftist group purging another leftist group, the bribe payers change, but the eternal corruption of the left continues.

    Big Australia, eternally godless,communist and corrupt.

    Comrades.

  23. vr

    Victor Davis Hanson on The Trump Rationale

    Why exactly did nearly half the country vote for Donald Trump?

    Why also did the arguments of Never Trump Republicans and conservatives have marginal effect on voters? Despite vehement denunciations of the Trump candidacy from many pundits on the right and in the media, Trump nonetheless got about the same percentage of Republican voters (88–90 percent) as did McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012, who both were handily defeated in the Electoral College.

    Here are some of reasons voters knew what they were getting with Trump and yet nevertheless assumed he was preferable to a Clinton presidency.

    1) Was Trump disqualified by his occasional but demonstrable character flaws and often rank vulgarity? To believe that plaint, voters would have needed a standard by which both past media of coverage of the White House and the prior behavior of presidents offered some useful benchmarks. Unfortunately, the sorts of disturbing things we know about Trump we often did not know in the past about other presidents. By any fair measure, the sexual gymnastics in the White House and West Wing of JFK and Bill Clinton, both successful presidents, were likely well beyond President Trump’s randy habits. Harry Truman’s prior Tom Pendergast machine connections make Trump steaks and Trump university seem minor. By any classical definition, Lyndon Johnson could have been characterized as both a crook and a pervert. In sum, the public is still not convinced that Trump’s crudities are necessarily different from what they imagine of some past presidents. But it does seem convinced, in our age of a 24/7 globalized Internet, that 90 percent negative media coverage of the Trump tenure is quite novel.

  24. Top Ender

    Cloive Palmer’s biography unleashed and seen in Parliament yesterday:

    It was a case of “Caution: wide load” in the corridors of federal Parliament House’s press gallery yesterday, with uniformed staff dutifully pushing a trolley laden with copies of Clive Palmer’s The Last Sentry at the Gate. Subtitled Clive Palmer and the 44th Parliament of Australia, the former member for Fairfax’s all-too-brief time in the joint has been ballooned, in a miracle only slightly less impressive than one involving loaves and fishes, into a two-volume tome that clocks in at a reported 4.5kg. The cover photo features a rare sighting of Palmer at the dispatch box, with a bemused Tanya Plibersek and Chris Bowen captured for eternity as Palmer’s backdrop. One can only assume Palmer is flooding Parliament House with copies as part of his longer plan to reinsert his unique thread into the tapestry of democracy. But not everyone is appreciative. As the trolley went lumbering past, the habitually sunny mood of one of Strewth’s strolling companions plunged deep into shadow. “This is worse than that time U2 shoved their new album into everyone’s iTunes account,” he said crossly. Then, after a contemplative few seconds, added: “And not even Bono got away with that.”

    Oz Strewth column

  25. Top Ender

    feelthebern….He would have had them taken on a boat ride with an old stove & 2 coat hangers

    Um, what were the two coat hangars for?

    Asking for a friend.

  26. feelthebern

    Coat hangers were the best way to attached person (usually alive) to weight (old stove, old fridge).
    Not sure if that was in the vid, but coat hangers are impossible to undo when you are turfed over board.
    Or so urban legend says so.

  27. zyconoclast

    Fair Chance Housing Law
    In August 2017, the City of Seattle passed Fair Chance Housing legislation to help prevent unfair bias in housing against renters with a past criminal record.

    The new ordinance prevents landlords from unfairly denying applicants housing based on criminal history. It also prohibits the use of advertising language that automatically or categorically excludes people with arrest records, conviction records, or criminal history.

  28. zyconoclast

    Mayor Durkan fast tracks backyard cottages to address Seattle affordability crisis
    After years of studies and discussion, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is streamlining the process to build backyard cottages. The mayor’s office hopes it will incentivize homeowners to build the units while creating more affordable housing in the city.

  29. zyconoclast

    Seattle Council Passes Tax on Business to Help Address Homelessness
    Following more than five months of deliberation, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance related to taxation, intended to help address homelessness. The amended proposal establishes an annual tax of $275 per full time employee on the City’s largest businesses, those with revenues of more than $20 million (about 3% of all businesses). The measure would generate an estimated $47 million annually and end on December 31, 2023.

  30. zyconoclast

    Harvard picks Hillary Clinton for ‘transformative impact on society’ award

    Clinton will receive the Radcliffe Medal during graduation ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass., the Associated Press reported.

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will deliver a “personal tribute” to Clinton and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey also is expected to participate in the ceremony.

  31. zyconoclast

    Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Sink After New Gun Policy

    ick’s Sporting Goods has suffered a surprisingly steep downturn in sales since promising to sell fewer guns, but the problem isn’t the gun sales, Fortune says.

    Stock tumbled to the lowest in four months after the sports store banned assault-style weapons from its Field & Stream stores and raised the minimum age for a customer to buy a firearm from 18 to 21.

  32. zyconoclast

    Abortion Activist Cecile Richards Receives Human Rights Award

    The former CEO of the Planned Parenthood abortion business Cecile Richards has received a top human rights award. The irony is not lost on pro-life advocates who understand that Planned Parenthood snuffed out the lives and denied the human rights of millions of unborn babies during her tenure as the head of the abortion company.

    The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights held its 42nd annual Herbert H. Humphry Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner on Wednesday. It annually gives awards to those who they feel best exemplify “selfless and devoted service to the cause of equality.”

  33. John Constantine

    Their turnbullites election winning machine used wikr, an encrypted message service to plot their treachery to overthrow Abbott.

    Although moving to ban secrecy for the proles, do their turnbullites use secrecy and encryption to deal with their suppliers of chicom cash donations?.

    If their isn’t a clear and open record of dealings with chicom donors, isn’t that proof that there is something to be ashamed of?.

    What of their labor dealings with union donations, union super fund donations, get-up donations, soros foreign funded fighter donations, comintern donations?.

    The Hilary private server thing has never been investigated in Australia, probably because their disgusting Australian lickspittlemedia class don’t want the proles to know.

    Comrades.

  34. Rossini

    As usual. Thanks Tom!

  35. Tom

    The open borders subversives at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal trying to sabotage Australia’s immigration system are right in the middle of the latest government corruption scandal:

    CORRUPT immigration officers at one of the nation’s high commissions have allegedly been bribed to give Australian visas to Nigerians.

    The Herald Sun is today revealing details of a high level probe into the cash for visas scandal at the Australian embassy in the South African capital of Pretoria.

    Two Australian High Commission immigration officials in Pretoria have been sacked as authorities continue to try to establish how many Nigerians were handed shonky visas.

    The joint investigation by the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) and the Immigration Department has already established at least 21 Nigerians got Australian student visas that were “tainted by the corrupt conduct of the department officers”.

    A recent Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearing was told the Immigration Department has identified a link between offshore nationals engaging in criminal activity and multiple student visas granted by the corrupt officers in Pretoria.

    The AAT also heard the departmental investigation is trying to determine how widespread the corrupt activity is and attempting to establish how many Nigerians entered Australia using the dodgy visas.

    Evidence was given that money was allegedly being paid to Immigration Department officers in South Africa “by third parties who were associated with Nigerian students”.

    One of a number of Nigerian students allowed into Australia on the suspected dodgy visas has appealed against a decision by a delegate for Home Affairs and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to kick her out of the country.

    AAT deputy president Jan Redfern and AAT member Dr Colin Huntly recently jointly overturned that visa cancelling decision and substituted it with a decision not to cancel Ogochukwu Concilia Odinkaeze’s student visa.

    That was despite hearing evidence from Mr Dutton’s delegate that Ms Odinkaeze’s visa was cancelled because there was a reasonable suspicion it was obtained as a result of “fraudulent conduct” and that the grounds for cancelling it were “serious and impacted on the integrity of the Australian visa program”.

    A spokeswoman for the Department of Home Affairs on Tuesday confirmed two non-Australian citizens working at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria have been sacked as a result of the high level probe ordered into the cash for visas scam.

    Link.

  36. Ragu

    Coat hangers were the best way to attached person (usually alive) to weight (old stove, old fridge).
    Not sure if that was in the vid, but coat hangers are impossible to undo when you are turfed over board.
    Or so urban legend says so.

    Nah. Stab in the guts, put a hook through the Achilles and go hunting for shark.

  37. the cash for visas scam

    So many government sponsored scams operating, it is easy to confuse them.
    Now. How much again for an Australian passport?

  38. Motelier

    Comments have been few and far between, but I am lurking. The commentary over that wedding had me in stitches. Honestly, we should have to pay for this when the comedy starts.

    I notice that Captain Oblivious is still being welll, Captain Oblivious.

    We have the tree loppers in today. 1 ghost gum and 3 other gums are getting pruned to about 15 cm below the ground along with lots of other smaller trees and shrubs being pruned and trimmed.

  39. Ragu

    Why doesn’t Trump call the UK and say, Christopher Steele is full of it, yes or no?

    Either this man Steele is right, or a citizen of your country is trying to bring to ruin our friendship.

    So what’s it going to be?

  40. Abortion Activist Cecile Richards Receives Human Rights Award

    It’s awarded by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights which is an umbrella group of bugmen organizations that includes Planned Parenthood. Worthless but instructive.

  41. Ragu

    How much again for an Australian passport?

    For you my friend, very cheap. First born and ten thousand dollars

  42. Dave in Marybrook

    Bruce in WA-
    was that Harewood Cab Sauv the Margaret River?

  43. Geriatric Mayfly

    Googles will be all poufed and powdered for her big Q&A day in Estimates. So many questions that need to be asked of her, for which her only answers will be – diversidee. There will also be incidental references to something called ‘platforms.’ That ABC p**do**who was banged up, not so much.

    Too late to reform the ABC
    JANET ALBRECHTSEN
    The blinkers are firmly on as the national broadcaster falls in line with more anti-Israel bias.

  44. Dave in Marybrook

    Johannes Leak is good, and good that it’s out there-
    but it’s suspiciously similar to a comment on the thread last night.
    Is he stalking the Cat and picking up ideas?

  45. Ragu

    Löbbecke has changed his style over the years. Only very slightly, but there is a difference from his Sports Illustrated Australia stuff from 20 years ago.

  46. Snoopy

    Googles will be all poufed and powdered for her big Q&A day in Estimates.

    I hope someone asks how much Zoe’s kids are paid.

  47. Percy Popinjay

    it’s suspiciously similar to a comment on the thread last night.
    Is he stalking the Cat and picking up ideas?

    Dave, I posted the cartoon yesterday morning from the Oz. Leak is referring to Pauline Hanson’s three major pub issues and the plummeting ratings of the ALPBC’s 7:00pm news, which is in freefall as the revolting peasants and unwilling contributors are refusing to believe the bullsh*t, so to speak.

  48. None

    Unfair Tel. Johannes had different training and specialised in illustration and he is a fine artist in his own right with his own style. And that was a cracker cartoon for someone who is not a cartoonist

  49. Motelier

    Percy,
    Strangely, if you talk to any rabid lefty you will find that they do not watch the ALPBC news either.

    They claim it is too “right” wing. Go figure.

  50. areff

    Alan Sunderland, ABC editorial director, goes before Estimates this morning. Could be a lot of fun and can be watched live at this link:

    https://www.aph.gov.au/News_and_Events/Watch_Parliament

    Scheduled to start at 9am.

    Could be more fun than anything the ABC broadcasts in the name of “entertainment”.

  51. Dave in Marybrook

    Fair enough PP- it did have the feel of a Media Diary Monday number, I’ve missed the paper for a few days.
    And it’s great to see Hanson forsaking that Wong chap’s rage- nothing enrages a born-to-rule bully like the contempt of underlings.

  52. areff

    Googles will be all poufed and powdered for her big Q&A day in Estimates.

    May be wrong, but Giggles is said to be “away” and, thus, her place will be taken by Sunderland. As a target of inquiry, he’s a more promising subject. Giggles always professes not to be directly involved in editorial decisions. Sunderland, overall editorial director, can make no such excuses.

  53. H B Bear

    The ALPBC will do what is always does in Senate Estimates – take questions on notice and give the bird to the government (and the Australian people).

    Then back to Ultimo and Southbank to resume business as usual at the staff co-op.

  54. Mater

    Johannes Leak is good, and good that it’s out there-
    but it’s suspiciously similar to a comment on the thread last night.

    I noticed that too, Dave.

  55. Percy Popinjay

    Mote,

    My lefty mates love the ALPBC and consume its chunderous product with an almost religious zeal.

    Needless to say they were horrified to hear I’m attending the Friedo shindig on Friday night. In reality I’m only going because I got a free ticket, there’s a bird I’m keen to see again who’s going and I’m looking forward to having a full and frank exchange of views with Perfesser Davidson regarding his preposterous proposal to privatize the ALPBC.

    A wonderful time will be had by all, I’m sure.

  56. None

    The AAT is corrupt. It is 100% absolutely corrupt. I don’t understand why there isn’t an investigation and why te tribunal members are not charged and sacked.

  57. Top Ender

    Thanks for the coat hangar information FTB.

    I’ll pass it on to “my friend” – she may find it useful…..

  58. None

    Johannes Leak is good, and good that it’s out there-
    but it’s suspiciously similar to a comment on the thread last nig

    So what? cartoonists can get their inspiration from anywhere

  59. None

    I don’t actually see the point of Löbbecke. Batshit boring total bland.

  60. Geriatric Mayfly

    ratings of the ALPBC’s 7:00pm news, which is in freefall as the revolting peasants and unwilling contributors are refusing to believe the bullsh*t

    Also it’s the predictability which simply becomes tedious. ABC News has half a dozen or so topics always in reserve (Global Warming, Abos, Wimminzes, Muslims, Catholics etc etc) which they recycle ad nauseam, and use them to bludgeon viewers into a torpor. These issues are crucial to the watercooler’s survival; but out here, we have heard it all so often it has become irritating and we couldn’t give a stuff anymore.

  61. Percy Popinjay

    My daily twenty minutes of hate for the ALPBC is full swing. Just posted the full Mantra on the comments thread of the Janet Albrechtsen piece entitled “It’s too late to reform the ALPBC”.

  62. None

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #2717893, posted on May 23, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Ha ha ha ha ha

  63. stackja

    South Carolina man bitten by rattlesnake that fell from tree while he was kayaking
    POSTED 10:40 AM, MAY 22, 2018, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE

    COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. – A South Carolina man is in critical condition after he was bitten three times by a rattlesnake that fell onto him while he was kayaking, according to WHNS.

    Michael Adams was kayaking on the Edisto River with his family on Saturday when the snake dropped from the tree above him and bit him three times on the hand.

    Adams’ family captured the snake and traveled to a nearby landing where they called 911, WCSC reports.

  64. johanna

    areff, just checked in to the Estimates link, and they are playing C&W music while waiting.

    What a hoot! Sure beats The Four Seasons.

    I expect that the deplorable concerned will be counselled with a fair amount of prejudice.

    BTW, the review I promised in still in the works, life intervened, you know how it is.

  65. Bruce of Newcastle

    More pain for lefty MSMers:

    Nolte: CNN’s Jake Tapper Has Lost Nearly 1/3rd of His Audience

    To be fair, Tapper’s ratings woes are in part tied to the fake news albatross that is the far-left CNN. CNN’s well-documented and ongoing credibility problems have devastated the anti-Trump channel’s ratings, which have already collapsed by some -30 percent this month.

    Who knew that Americans are fed up with Stormy and her heavily indebted lawyer (who just got hit for a $10 million court judgement yesterday)?

    Vanity Fair Cuts More Staff

    A Vanity Fair spokesperson said the latest cuts are part of a larger organizational overhaul that began a few months ago.

    The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge

    “They’re not reinvesting in the business,” Ken Doctor, a longtime newspaper analyst and president of the website Newsonomics, said about Alden Global. “It’s dying and they are going to make every dollar they can on the way down.”

    The leopard always eats the hindmost, and the leopard’s name is Hedgefund.

  66. stackja

    How children have put a spark back in dementia patients’ lives
    BBC One Wales programme, The Toddlers Who Took On Dementia, follows a bold new experiment, the first of its kind in the UK

    A former chauffeur suffering from dementia and an autistic four-year-old, have struck up an unlikely friendship over their shared love of cars, a new documentary reveals.

    BBC One Wales programme, The Toddlers Who Took On Dementia, follows a bold new experiment, the first of its kind in the UK, in which a group of nursery children spend three days at a Llys Elian day care centre in Colwyn Bay.

    Each day, experts from Bangor University observe what unfolds as the children join those with the condition for a series of specially designed tasks from singing and cake-making to an exercise session.

  67. herodotus

    Wow! Keneally attempts to vilify Fifield by asking about his IPA membership. She won’t give up.

  68. areff

    The Moose kicks of estimates by asking Fifield if he is an IPA member.

  69. Baldrick

    Yesterday’s post to Sean Delonas:

    Ba1drick 🇦🇺 (Dragon Energy) @Ba1drick
    Replying to @seandelonas
    Are you just anti-Netanyahu deranged or the full baby-eating deranged?
    Asking for a friend.

    The reply:

    sean delonas @seandelonas
    Replying to @Ba1drick
    @Ba1drick, How do you find meaning in your life? Do you have any thoughts that are your own, or you just repeat what other people say? Asking for a friend.
    9:00am · 23 May 2018 ·

  70. areff

    Doomlord and his ABC book mentioned!

  71. stackja

    The Defenestration
    On May 23, 1618, four Catholic Lords Regent, Count Jaroslav Borzita of Martinice, Count Vilem Slavata of Chlum, Adam II von Sternberg (who was the supreme burgrave), and Matthew Leopold Popel Lobcowitz (who was the grand prior), arrived at the Bohemian Chancellory at 8:30 am. After preparing the meeting hall, members of the dissolved assembly of the three main Protestant estates gathered at 9:00 am, led by Count Thurn, who had been deprived of his post as Castellan of Karlstadt by the Emperor. The Protestant Lords’ agenda was to clarify whether the four regents present were responsible for persuading King Matthias to order the cessation of churches on royal land.

  72. Boambee John

    m0nty at 2205

    Talking points in late again?

  73. questions

    Kenneally is following the debacle commenced by Kitching yesterday. Frivolous, irrelevant questions about the IPA which have nothing whatsoever to do with the Minister’s portfolio. Yay! Doomlord gets a mention. His heretical book on the ABC has Kenneally in a most unmoist situation.

  74. herodotus

    Now she’s going after the Berg/Sinc book about privatising the ABC!
    Trying to pin him down re IPA policy on ABC/SBS.

  75. Gab

    Murdering children in the womb is now applauded as a “right”.
    What a sick and depraved society.

  76. herodotus

    If only Fifield could be shown to be hostile to the ABC I’d have more respect for him. No evidence really.
    She’s asking for every trivial point to be “taken on notice”.
    The chairman’s request for her to explain the relevance of her line of questioning has been left to die in a ditch.
    What, she asks, is his view on privatisation of the ABC.
    She’s really crossing a line here. Spoilt brat.

  77. areff

    Fifield blows it: “I don’t support privatising the ABC”

  78. Rococo Liberal

    Remember the ABC gets more money from taxpayers than Google makes from its customers.

  79. stackja

    areff
    #2717924, posted on May 23, 2018 at 9:13 am
    Fifield blows it: “I don’t support privatising the ABC”

    Lucy speak?

  80. Rococo Liberal

    DOnt privatise the ABC. Close it down

  81. Baldrick

    Fifield blows it: “I don’t support privatising the ABC”

    Of course not. Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  82. Myrddin Seren

    What the academic mind can conceive, they will seek to have imposed in due course:

    Popkin proposes two possible ways of using taxes to motivate people to lose weight. His first policy suggestion is to demand that anyone with a BMI greater than 30 who receives Medicare, Medicaid or government administered health care pay a fee if they are unwilling to prove they’ve undertaken a few predetermined exercise activities or show that they are consciously watching what they consume.

    We have devices that we could put on your throat that could measure your swallows,” Popkin explains. “We have devices now to measure how much you move, so we can see when people are engaged in activity like walking or jogging. He even suggests that obese people could wear ankle bracelets or collars similar to those used to monitor DUI felons and people on probation to prove that despite their high BMI, they’re active and eating properly. “If Americans are going to be serious about losing weight,” says Popkin, “then they need something that’s serious.”

    Obese Person: ‘Mmmmm – maybe just one more piece’.

    HAL9000 Collar: Clamp – ‘Spit it out. Now. Put down that dessert, Citizen. I will not warn you again !’.

    Brought to you by the Modern Academic.

  83. questions

    Debil Debil Hanson, bothers Kenneally to a degree.

  84. johanna

    Well, she’s not as stupid as the media described her when she was in NSW politics. She’s well briefed and far from stupid.

    Fifield is like a dog on its back – sorry, sorry, please don’t hit me.

    Imagine Trump in that role!

    She would be blown against the wall.

  85. herodotus

    “Do you accept that the Australian People have reason to distrust you re the ABC?”
    What the people should distrust is this sort of heavily biased questioning and the assumption that she speaks for them rather than for particular interests on the left of the political spectrum.

  86. herodotus

    Cutesy-pie being blown against the wall. That would be riveting viewing.

  87. areff

    Fifield has allowed her to set the frame of reference: IPA, Hanson, etc.

    As Johanna notes, if only he had a dash of Trump about him. She asks him to speak for the IPA. He should have countered that she is a member of the Labor Party, does she answer for Eddie Obeid?

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Defenestration

    Here was I, who thought “Defenestration” was some brutal form of murder, something akin to the method used on the unfortunate King of England, who had a red hot poker shoved up his fundamental orifice.

  89. Myrddin Seren

    The New Globalist Puritans have their eyes firmly set on your shopping trolly.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on governments to raise the price of sugar-sweetened beverages by twenty per cent and to increase taxes on alcohol.

    It also supports taxes on food that is high in sugar, salt and/or fat.

    Michael Bloomberg, a WHO Ambassador, has set up the Task Force on Fiscal Policy to lobby for such taxes.

    Right – like governments everywhere would resist raising taxes. ( /sarc )

    All they want is a fig leaf of justification. ‘Won’t anyone think of the tubby children ?!’ Ka-ching$$

    ‘Sin taxes’ of this kind raise the cost of living and are financially regressive.

    That is a feature, not a bug, of ‘sin taxes’. Milk those least able to afford it, ramp up cost-of-living pressures. Offer a few crumbs of subsidies to buy cheerful endorsement of ever-bigger government.

    Rinse. Repeat.

  90. Some History

    HAL9000 Collar: Clamp – ‘Spit it out. Now. Put down that dessert, Citizen. I will not warn you again !’.

    You have exceeded maximum number of swallows allowed.
    Move away from the muffin…. NOW

    Not good.

  91. corrected.

    HAL9000 Collar: Clamp – ‘Spit it out. Now. Put it down , woman. I will not warn you again !’.

    You have exceeded maximum number of swallows allowed.
    Move away from the …

  92. johanna

    Fifield is a likely candidate for certain establishments in Fyshwick with lotsa leather in their online ads.

    He and Maocolm are neck and neck when it comes to defending TheirABC. What is it? Videotapes with sound? Or just sheer lack of character?

  93. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume up.

    70s Classic

    Rhapsody In Blue – Eumir Deodato

  94. What is it? Videotapes with sound?

    Yep. And it is ugly.
    Scene: Mal in dimly lit room dressed in BSDM leathers. A guinea pig. A roll of duct tape…

  95. lotocoti

    I don’t support privatising the ABC

    An idea which should be DOA.
    Sure, the ABC’s hardware has some commercial value.
    But the wetware?

  96. C.L.

    Females now rushing to point out that they too were ‘cat-called’!

    I was 13 when I was cat-called for the first time. Walking home from school, a man at least twice my age called out to me, “Hey darling! Nice tits!”.

    [Bla bla bla]

    Cat-calling is not a compliment. It’s not “boys being boys” or something I “just have to deal with”. It’s sexual harassment, plain and simple. And it has to stop.

    Grace Carey is a Sydney high school student. Her mother works at the Herald.

    Of course she does.

  97. questions

    Just seen lurking at the inquisitors’ table none other than Hanson-Young. Hang onto your seats folks.

  98. Tom

    sean delonas @seandelonas
    Replying to @Ba1drick
    @Ba1drick, How do you find meaning in your life? Do you have any thoughts that are your own, or you just repeat what other people say? Asking for a friend.
    9:00am · 23 May 2018 ·

    Thanks, Baldy. Just like the worst of the political class he lampoons, he’s ducking the question. Very telling.

  99. questions

    How odd. All these Lefties going into bat for the ABC/SBS collective. It’s a mystery.

  100. areff

    Gawd, Fifield is hopeless.

    Q: why are you eroding the ABC’s vital work.

    A: (the one he should have said) The ABC is eroding its own credibility by ignoring its charter etc etc etc

    Instead, waffle.

  101. Geriatric mayfly

    How odd. All these Lefties going into bat for the ABC/SBS collective. It’s a mystery.

    Just seen lurking at the inquisitors’ table none other than Hanson-Young. Hang onto your seats folks.

  102. Boambee John

    Zulu

    Defenestration

    Killing by throwing out of a high window, from the French for window, la fenetre.

  103. Fat Tony

    It also supports taxes on food that is high in sugar, salt and/or fat.
    Popkin proposes two possible ways of using taxes to motivate people to lose weight. His first policy suggestion is to demand that anyone with a BMI greater than 30

    You need salt & fat in your diet – and “eating fat makes you fat” is a crock of shit.
    So the discredited BMI – tall skinny Sudanese should have the same build as some stocky Euros & others?

    Normal procedure though – base taxes on imagined harm & ramp them up.

  104. Geriatric mayfly

    Senator Urqhuart fluffed up like a black chook, and watching the clock for the cake break.

  105. calli

    sean delonas @seandelonas
    Replying to @Ba1drick
    @Ba1drick, How do you find meaning in your life? Do you have any thoughts that are your own, or you just repeat what other people say? Asking for a friend.
    9:00am · 23 May 2018 ·

    How original. My thoughts are better than your thoughts, my life has more meaning than your life, I am an original thinker but you aren’t, so shut up.

    Right over the target Balders. 😃

  106. calli

    or you just repeat what other people say? Asking for a friend.

    He doesn’t do irony either.

    Trouble is, when he isn’t going Israel666, his stuff is great.

  107. areff

    Mayfly: Expect this from Hanson-Bung

    https://sarah-hanson-young.greensmps.org.au/articles/abcs-budget-slashed-turnbulls-latest-broken-promise

    And you’re right: It’s a remarkable coincidence that the left reckons the ABC is an unbiased national treasure.

  108. Ragu

    How can you tax ‘sugar?

    There is sucrose and fructose for starters. There is half the amount of sugar in an orange as a bottle of beer, so does that become the floor level?

    Where to next? Apparently carbs are bad.are we going to tax simple sugars?

  109. Tel

    Here was I, who thought “Defenestration” was some brutal form of murder, something akin to the method used on the unfortunate King of England, who had a red hot poker shoved up his fundamental orifice.

    “Fenestra” is Latin for a window, and has been adopted by biologists to mean any small opening similar to a window. Hence “Defenestration” is a hybrid of Latin and English to colloquially mean throwing someone out the window. No hot pokers are involved.

    Has been used as a method of murder, commonly attributed to the US Mafia, who generally operated in cities where plenty of tall buildings were available with oldish windows that could be opened, before air-conditioning was common.

  110. Geriatric mayfly

    Hanson-Bung is poised, ready to rumble.

  111. Tom

    In one ear, I’ve got a fat Liars frightbat parroting ABC talking points to attack Mitch Fifield of the Trumble Black Hand Coalition over his decision to trim 2% from Their ABC’s billion-dollar green left bully pulpit at Senate Estimates; in the other ear, at a pro-life dinner in Washington DC, Donald Trump is excoriating the DNC loony left and geeing up the GOP for the mid-terms.

    For the tiny minority who use it and the overwhelming majority who don’t, Their ABC’s collapsing audience sure has an armada of sycophants in the political class defending it.

  112. Ragu

    De-windowing doesn’t make sense. Up there with the klaxon at the train station telling me to de-train.

  113. Geriatric mayfly

    It’s Debil Debil Pauline again from the get go.

  114. areff

    here she goes, Hanson-Bung about to have another psychotic episode in defence of the ABC

  115. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2717953, posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:04 am

    sean delonas @seandelonas
    Replying to @Ba1drick
    @Ba1drick, How do you find meaning in your life? Do you have any thoughts that are your own, or you just repeat what other people say? Asking for a friend.
    9:00am · 23 May 2018 ·

    How original. My thoughts are better than your thoughts, my life has more meaning than your life, I am an original thinker but you aren’t, so shut up.

    Right over the target Balders. 😃

    Should ask him if he pays royalties to the descendants of Goering’s cartoonists for plagiarising their style.

  116. calli

    Like Delonas, Leak had some blind spots too. The acid test is if you’re equally loathed by Left and Right.

    Leak’s great gift was the ability to capture the essence of the target accurately – their physical likeness, their hypocrisy, their utter, grinding, breathtaking stupidity. And he could draw beautifully.

    We’ll wait a long time for another who’s even close.

  117. Bruce of Newcastle

    Who knew that weed grows like a weed?

    Canada Should Heed Warning From Oregon’s Flooded Pot Market: Economist

    As marijuana farmers in Oregon say a flood of supply is killing their businesses less than three years after recreational cannabis was legalized, economists say it’s a warning to Canada.

    Oregon is a very green state. Also off-the-planet lefty. Now we know why.

  118. calli

    armada of sycophants

    Nice collective noun.

    An obsequiousness of sycophants would work too.

  119. Gab

    I detest reporting to a female boss.

  120. Geriatric mayfly

    The tone of voice and the modulation The Heifer resorts to, is meant to give the impression of a great intellect at work – sifting, sorting, plumbing and ruminating to arrive at a question so unique as to totally bewilder the witness.

  121. calli

    I hear you. I agree.

    Especially if you’re smarter than she is.

    Has she got you making her coffee yet?

  122. Ragu

    I detest reporting to a female boss.

    Why, is she a bitch?

  123. Chris

    ZK2A

    Here was I, who thought “Defenestration” was some brutal form of murder, something akin to the method used on the unfortunate King of England, who had a red hot poker shoved up his fundamental orifice.

    Tel

    “Fenestra” is Latin for a window, and has been adopted by biologists to mean any small opening similar to a window. Hence “Defenestration” is a hybrid of Latin and English to colloquially mean throwing someone out the window. No hot pokers are involved.

    Has been used as a method of murder, commonly attributed to the US Mafia, who generally operated in cities where plenty of tall buildings were available with oldish windows that could be opened, before air-conditioning was common.

    The Second Defenestration of Prague started the Thirty Years War, which took about 40% of the population of central Europe.
    Three Catholic royal ministers were thrown out the window of Prague Castle by Protestant ones. They landed in a massive pile of horseshit and survived the fall, somewhat shaken up. Hilarity ensued – of the worst kind.
    I cannot help but feel that similar treatment should be applied to those responsible for the present political situation.

  124. Tom

    Sarah Sea Patrol reminds me of the frightbats in the White House press corps lining up every day to roll out their attempted Trump666 gotchas, one after another, at Sarah Sanders. None of Sea Patrol’s gotchas are getting a response; Fifield is effortlessly batting them away, but a hilarious stuff-up — like the one that gave her that nickname — is always just a thought bubble away.

  125. Herodotus

    SHY is a fitting replacement for the previous arsehole.

  126. Geriatric mayfly

    The fat lump is now getting the boots into Captain Cook. There’s going to be a statue which has got her ginger up. FFS she wants to know on which Nations’ land the statue will be erected. La Perouse replies the functionary. LOL.

  127. areff

    SHY’s fuse is burning. Come on, darlin’, go beresque.

  128. nemkat

    Both Sugar and Fat occur rarely in Nature, so it makes some sense that they be taxed as luxuries.
    Salt,different story.
    That’s plentiful in the oceans, and essential for cooking. Taxing salt is tyranny- maybe that’s the intention.
    Throw sugar and fat in the mix to hide the real intention.

  129. Leigh Lowe

    Dave in Marybrook

    #2717887, posted on May 23, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Johannes Leak is good, and good that it’s out there-
    but it’s suspiciously similar to a comment on the thread last night.
    Is he stalking the Cat and picking up ideas?

    Dave, the Leak cartoon was in the hard copy edition yesterday and was probably submitted Sunday afternoon at the latest.
    I don’t think Leak Minor is plagiarising the Cat.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    Sorry, wrong day.
    The Leak cartoon was in Tuesday’s paper and probably submitted Monday arvo so couldn’t have used last night’s Cat as inspiration without access to a heavily modified DeLorean.

  131. Tom

    We’ll wait a long time for another who’s even close.

    Totally agree, Calli. Johannes Leak is a rough diamond. He has his old man’s larrikin sense of humour, but it will take him a lifetime to hone his artistry to the level that Bill achieved.

  132. John Constantine

    AAC, the cattle company.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180523/pdf/43v73mfsjdm8zb.pdf

    The mcgauchie model strikes again!.

    Taking Decisive Action!.

    Using consultant maaates, john howards hand-picked man, mcgauchie charged ahead with the pacific Dunlop blueprint for AAC.

    Dropping a hundy million on the meatworks, between this years loss and the writedowns, plus the ongoing cost of keeping it maintained in the hope of finding a buyer.

    Going back to running cattle as a business, with the full intention of screwing all possible costs out of this business to chase the diversity loss.

    [plus appointing Jessica rudd to the board to stay sweet with the incoming greenshorten looting cartel]

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  133. Fat Tony

    Both Sugar and Fat occur rarely in Nature,

    Sugar – plants
    Fat – animals and plants

    Both these are plentiful in Nature

  134. max

    SHY thinks she’s on an undergrad committee. Questions all come with a tone equal parts sarcasm and indignation shared by everyone with a ‘proper’ understanding of the issue.

    Fifield adopting the best Yes, Minister tactics to make her look like an overwrought fishwife.

  135. calli

    Fat Tony! For shame!

    The comment was so inane it should have been left to hang like a 💨 in a lift.

    🙃

  136. Geriatric mayfly

    The Urquhart womyn is back with a litany of penetrating questions. After she and The Heifer made the stampede at the break, the cake trolley has been reduced to a smouldering wreck.

  137. nemkat

    Sugar – plants
    Fat – animals and plants

    Both these are plentiful in Nature

    Righto, so you’ve got an orchard in your backyard that fruits 365 days a year, and when you ave a hungerin’ for fat you go out and knock a sheep grazing on the lawn?

  138. Bruce in WA

    Dave:

    was that Harewood Cab Sauv the Margaret River?

    No, mate, it was a blend of grapes from the Porongurup and Frankland River regions in the Great Southern, WA.

  139. Geriatric mayfly

    Now that Lezzo/Tranny weirdo from Western Australia is firing the shots. The Senate sure attracts some crackers.

  140. thefrolickingmole

    John Constantine

    I knew Id seen him somewhere before.

    My favourite.
    Beuno.

  141. egg_

    How conflicted are australias left, now their beloved Clinton kleptocrats kartel is openly competing with their beloved chinese communist party for the Australian concession to deal in corruption?.

    PNG taking Aid through Oz/Clinton and the Chicoms?

  142. H B Bear

    The Senate is an off Broadway freak show for people who could never get elected if they had to face the voters in an electorate.

    Exhibit one – Bambi.

  143. Leigh Lowe

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #2717984, posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:51 am

    The Ross Ice Shelf is Freezing, Not Melting. Which Is Weird.

    Confirmed.
    Latest shots from Frank Hurley’s i-phone 1.0.

  144. Snoopy

    Righto, so you’ve got an orchard in your backyard that fruits 365 days a year, and when you ave a hungerin’ for fat you go out and knock a sheep grazing on the lawn?

    Calm down, Honey.

  145. egg_

    https://www.2gb.com/shes-playing-the-asian-card-pauline-hanson-calls-out-penny-wong/

    Does anyone take a biracial woman posing as a man seriously?
    Is this what Jay Weatherill of their political class does to his mistresses?

  146. Snoopy

    What’s the biracial angle, egg?

  147. rickw

    PNG taking Aid through Oz/Clinton and the Chicoms?

    Undoubtedly selling the same piece of “right to influence” again and again!

  148. nemkat

    Okay, so that’s settled. Sugar and Fat occur rarely in Nature.
    There could be upside to taxing these, say Trans Fat could be heavily taxed, refined sugar could be very heavily taxed, these may lead to Public Health benefits down the track, before the State has to garnishee 100% of everyone’s income to pay for all the sick, ill, and slowly dying people who can’t think for themselves

  149. Some History

    Senator Enhanced-Dung has long been
    sourcing her Kool Aid from Justine’s supplier.

    https://imgur.com/TbCejyM

  150. herodotus

    The Sydney Northwest Rail Link is going way too well for the NSW coalition government, so the Electrical Trades Union shut it down for “inadequate emergency lighting and evacuations plans”.

  151. Chris

    Johannes Leak is a rough diamond. He has his old man’s larrikin sense of humour, but it will take him a lifetime to hone his artistry to the level that Bill achieved.

    Yes.
    But that last one was so spot on I wondered if Bill’s ‘ideas and drafts’ file was its source.

  152. JC

    Interesting speculations on Twitter.

    1. Crooked’s emails may have come from the NSA.

    2. Rosenstein’s last week at DoJ and Trey Gowdy gets the assistant AG job.

    3. Crooked received intel about the Bernie Sanders campaign too.

  153. Geriatric mayfly

    “It’s starting to sound like Utopia moment here, ” quoth The Heifer. What does she mean? Is it code for the Green revolutionaries?

  154. egg_

    What’s the biracial angle, egg?

    Marklesque language.

    “Born in Malaysia to an Australian mother and Malaysian father…” yet claims to be Chinese.

  155. egg_

    Sugar and Fat occur rarely in Nature.

    Are the resident trolls just phoning it in today?
    /Brain damaged

  156. Chris

    Speaking of

    a 💨 in a lif.

    has anyone noticed a sock with credibility problems? My boot has started to chafe and I am looking to interpose a bioabsorbent intermediate fabric enclosure.

  157. egg_

    Undoubtedly selling the same piece of “right to influence” again and again!

    And not Robinson Crusoe in the Asia Pacific, either.

  158. Fat Tony

    calli
    #2717983, posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:48 am
    Fat Tony! For shame!

    The comment was so inane it should have been left to hang like a 💨 in a lift.

    🙃
    Forgive me Calli for I have sinned. Never again (+ 5 Hail Marys & 2 Our Fathers)

  159. Geriatric mayfly

    The Heifer wants Australian content imposed on Netflix. Noooooooo! Spare us. Doctor Blake will be summoned from the storage racks, along with endless hours of other tedium.

  160. Atoms for Peace

    Curious. Any senate rules or restrictions on elected members who have outstanding debts to the government?

  161. Chris

    Twitter speculation:
    3. Crooked received intel about the Bernie Sanders campaign too.

    Seeing Crooked owned the DNC and the campaign teams probably included maaaates who talked to each other, I can’t help but think she didn’t need the NSA to get the inside dope.

  162. egg_

    Rae
    #2717654, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    We could go back to metaphysics

    Why not analyse/discuss whether someone’s nym actually does represent someone’s initials?

    Rancid @rsehole eruptus?

  163. Atoms for Peace

    Decent VPN and Netflix can be accessed in numerous locales.. Best check to see which ones still work..

  164. cohenite

    The Ross Ice Shelf is Freezing, Not Melting. Which Is Weird.

    Time to unpack the woollies. The WAP is typically the hottest part of the Antarctic and if it’s freezing, adding ice, the good times are over.

  165. egg_

    Their turnbullites election winning machine used wikr, an encrypted message service to plot their treachery to overthrow Abbott.

    A Clintonesque clandestine termite operation.

  166. Fat Tony

    egg_
    #2718013, posted on May 23, 2018 at 11:24 am
    Rae
    #2717654, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    We could go back to metaphysics

    Why not analyse/discuss whether someone’s nym actually does represent someone’s initials?

    Rancid @rsehole eruptus?

    Egg – you owe me a new keyboard

  167. Geriatric mayfly

    The ABC: “A first rate institution trusted by Australians,” says the Labor inquisitor. So trusted few even watch it.

  168. Tom

    Actually, I understand why Pickles fell for his little snuggle bunny. As a physical unit, Sea Patrol isn’t a bad specimen and my use of her pregnant blubbery blubberiness to taunt Pickles was, well, opportunistic.

    But watching her surrounded by the lesbian bull dykes of the swampfilth, Liars and APS, I actually feel sorry for her on a personal level. Imagine making your way as a heterosexual through that freakswamp.

    Nevertheless, because all of those bashees are part of the ruling class and because the media has rarely been so partisan and incurious, we’ll probably never get the tell-all insider book that’s screaming to be written about the bitch fights, bar-room brawls and feuding among the power-hungry feminazis of Canberra in this weird upside down era.

  169. egg_

    John Constantine
    #2717980, posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Labor are pushing local abattoirs for export purposes and phasing out the live sheep trade over a decade.
    Hence, Van Wrongselen’s future of veganism remark on Teh Dumb.

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    Righto, so you’ve got an orchard in your backyard that fruits 365 days a year, and when you ave a hungerin’ for fat you go out and knock a sheep grazing on the lawn?

    That was the reality of the poor sections of Jamaica that I saw, except they had goats not sheep. We asked the taxi driver how do people know whose goat is whose, since there were goats everywhere. He said “they know“.

    All the shanty houses had a fruit tree in the back yard, such as it was. Either a mango or an ackee tree usually.

  171. nemkat

    The ABC: “A first rate institution trusted by Australians,” says the Labor inquisitor. So trusted few even watch it.
    Tat may be true, but if few are watching it, ten it’s got no influence, and there’s no point wasting precious political capital on it.
    Which is what the Government has worked out.

  172. cohenite

    Actually, I understand why Pickles fell for his little snuggle bunny. As a physical unit, Sea Patrol isn’t a bad specimen and my use of her pregnant blubbery blubberiness to taunt Pickles was, well, opportunistic.

    Faaaark!

  173. The Heifer wants Australian content imposed on Netflix.

    FMD. US netflix has enough AU crappola in the current list.
    Absolutely awful shyte.

  174. Snoopy

    Born in Malaysia to an Australian mother and Malaysian father…

    I didn’t know that. Thanks. She ticks a few bi boxes.

  175. cohenite

    Tat may be true, but if few are watching it, ten it’s got no influence, and there’s no point wasting precious political capital on it.
    Which is what the Government has worked out.

    Every pollie and every pollie minder watches the shithole. They’re addicted, they love the reflection and it’s inevitable they will assume the ideology of their window to the world.

  176. there’s no point wasting precious political capital on it.

    just a billion dollars or so of taxpayer capital is wasted.

  177. egg_

    Their ABC News leads the 24-hour News cycle that the low info commercials Ape.
    Rabz it.

  178. DrBeauGan

    That was an odd reply from Delonas, Baldrick. I’d ask him straight out if he hates all dzhwz, because some of his stuff looks 1930s Germany.

    There are people who have the anti-Semitism thing as their major derangement, but it grows until it covers everything. Bird rejecting physics because Einstein was a physicist, for example. It’s a sort of mind cancer.

    So far we only suspect Delonas of having it. Let’s hope he’s just choosing a rather macabre method of making a political point.

  179. nemkat

    Mangoes don’t fruit 365 days a year, Bruce, sometimes they fruit 0 days a year, and if you knock a goat every
    time you’re hungy, guess what?

    Purty soon, no more goats.
    As i said earlier, Sugar and Fat occur rarely in Nature.

  180. blubbery blubberiness

    Speaking of witch tests – has anyone know if show floats ? Is she submersible?

  181. egg_

    She ticks a few bi boxes.

    She is the bibot.

  182. nemkat

    just a billion dollars or so of taxpayer capital is wasted.

    Smal potaters.
    Ever heard of Medicare, the NDIS, te Family Court, the Federal Department of Health, and the Federal Department of Education?

    Sort that colossal waste out first, then we’ll look at the piddlin little ABC.

  183. egg_

    Nuts are high fat content and storable.
    Cane/beet sugar is storable.
    What meds is the troll on?

  184. EvilElvis

    Now that Lezzo/Tranny weirdo from Western Australia is firing the shots. The Senate sure attracts some crackers.

    Which one is that, Geri?

  185. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    My sockpuppet Rae and I would like to again stress we are in no way associated with Nemkat – the stupidest person to ever defecate on this website.

  186. Senile Old Guy

    The ABC has a long piece on gun control criticising Trump:

    Texas school shooting: Donald Trump fails again to call ceasefire on guns in America.

    Not disclosed on that page (you have to follow a link) is this:

    Bruce Wolpe was on the Democratic staff in Congress in President Obama’s first term. He is a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

  187. John Constantine

    OLI olivers real foods, the godless commo hippy takeaway alternative to Maccas gets flogged sharepicewise this morning, as they reveal they will have to do the capitalist robot thing and the capitalist price control thing and possibly the capitalist staff to sales ratio thing.

    Got a mate with heaps of these, joined him on the register this morning.

    Can you appeal to hippies and still take advantage of all the Maccas short cuts to cutting costs?.

    Comrades?.

  188. Snoopy

    Bruce Wolpe was on the Democratic staff in Congress in President Obama’s first term. He is a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

    The best bit is that Wolpe is on the taxpayers’ payroll as ex PM Gillard’s chief of staff. So we are paying twice for the demented shit he writes for the ALPBC.

  189. Geriatric mayfly

    Now that Lezzo/Tranny weirdo from Western Australia is firing the shots. The Senate sure attracts some crackers. Which one is that, Geri?

    Sorry EvilE. I get them confused. It was that Mizzzzzz Rice who is from the DR of Danograd. Everything else still stands.

  190. EvilElvis

    As a physical unit, Sea Patrol isn’t a bad specim

    For Christ’s sake, Tom. Stick a “come and get it big boy” banner under that pic and you’ve got a cruel, yet hilarious meme. As one who may or may not have a small pregnancy fetish I can assure you that no one’s impressed.

    On the other hand, she does have something about her, something I could help her with. Am I the only one who thinks lefties are sad people because they have terrible sex? Asking for a friend…

  191. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mangoes don’t fruit 365 days a year, Bruce, sometimes they fruit 0 days a year, and if you knock a goat every time you’re hungy, guess what?
    Purty soon, no more goats.

    Poor people in tropical Jamaica have been doing this a long time Nemkat. Yet there were plenty of fruit trees and plenty of goats. It’s a mystery.

  192. mh

    Reuters Poll: Republicans Lead Generic Ballot for First Time in 2018 Cycle

    …The dramatic shift is bad news for Democrats, who were a full ten points on the generic ballot as recently as the end of April. If the trend holds, their hopes of regaining control of Congress atop a blue wave in November could be dashed….

  193. egg_

    OLI olivers real foods, the godless commo hippy takeaway alternative to Maccas gets flogged sharepicewise this morning, as they reveal they will have to do the capitalist robot thing and the capitalist price control thing and possibly the capitalist staff to sales ratio thing.

    Robot made vegan burgers.
    You know it makes sense.

  194. Hahaha, a sinkhole has opened up in the White House lawn. A more fitting metaphor for the Trump-branded swamp could hardly be found. Trump will throw the remnants of his KFC buckets in there.

    Also I see another Cohen associate has flipped. Been a while since an indictment, Mueller is due.

  195. areff

    according to the agenda

    https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Senate_Estimates/ec

    ABC questioning resumes tonight at 7.35. That should be Sunderland’s turn at the table

  196. egg_

    Robot made vegan burgers.

    Flippy’s vegan burgers, here we come.

  197. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    That’s the swamp being drained hypocritical monstie.

  198. mh

    Scott Adams
    ‏Verified account @ScottAdamsSays

    On the plus side, Democrats still have 100% support from MS-13 and Iran.

  199. stackja

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2718046, posted on May 23, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Yes, no?

  200. Geriatric mayfly

    ABC questioning resumes tonight at 7.35. That should be Sunderland’s turn at the table

    Damn. I have sat around all morning waiting for the curtain to rise, and all I have seen is bloody stage hands assembling the sets.

  201. nemkat

    Nuts are high fat content and storable.
    Cane/beet sugar is storable.
    What meds is the troll on?

    Oh right.
    So, in the fantasy land you inhabit, you can just walk out the door, and voila, there’s a nut tree, fruiting 365 days a year?
    And right behind it, there’s a sugar cane plantation, plus a sugar mill?

    As i said, and people keep proving it, Sugar and Fat occur rarely in Nature.

  202. calli

    Or it could be a faulty Rain Bird head. At less than 1m diameter, more than likely.

    The Swamp would need a hundred times that size.

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hahaha, a sinkhole has opened up in the White House lawn. A more fitting metaphor for the Trump-branded swamp could hardly be found.

    It was just in front of the press briefing room, so yes you are correct about swampy subsidence.

    Sinkhole Appears in the White House Lawn Outside Press Briefing Room

    Must be all that liberal splatter from guys like Acosta that Sanders has to hose out the door after they all leave each day.

  204. egg_

    It must be the meds speaking.

  205. stackja

    egg_
    #2718061, posted on May 23, 2018 at 12:08 pm
    It must be the meds speaking.

    And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind.

  206. nemkat

    Poor people in tropical Jamaica have been doing this a long time Nemkat. Yet there were plenty of fruit trees and plenty of goats. It’s a mystery.
    Let me clear up that mystery for you.
    Sugar and Fat weren’t considered plentiful in those Jamaican villages, let alone in Nature.
    If they were, villagers wouldn’t be taking their lives in their hands by eating someone else’s goat, or taxing someone else’s mango tree.

  207. thefrolickingmole

    Sugar and Fat occur rarely in Nature.

    Why cant I hold all this full fat goat milk?

    Carbohydrates and Sugars
    https://www.foodinsight.org/Background_on_Carbohydrates_Sugars
    Carbohydrates are one of three basic macronutrients needed to sustain life (the other two are proteins and fats). They are found in a wide range of foods that bring a variety of other important nutrients to the diet, such as vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. Fruits, vegetables, grain foods, and many dairy products naturally contain carbohydrates in varying amounts, including sugars, which are a type of carbohydrate that can add taste appeal to a nutritious diet.

    Is it possible to actually be so stupid as to call oneself a “digital native” yet never use google or other search engines before one just makes shit up?

  208. Dave in Marybrook

    Thanks Bruce-
    Harewood interesting, with a good spread. At least from about 2010 to 2015-
    I know a bloke who consulted there- the bloke has burnt his bridges with suppliers, winemakers, consultants, tourist bureau, creditors, so you might have just had some of the last of the good stuff.

  209. Dave in Marybrook

    Ie the other bloke, the owner, not the bloke I know.

  210. egg_

    Dried fruits, dates, etc. are storable.
    Is this an early agriculture sermon?

    The extraction of sugar cane juice from the sugarcane plant; and, the subsequent domestication of the plant in tropical Southeast Asia sometime around 8,000 B.C.

  211. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sugar and Fat weren’t considered plentiful in those Jamaican villages, let alone in Nature.
    If they were, villagers wouldn’t be taking their lives in their hands by eating someone else’s goat, or taxing someone else’s mango tree.

    It was Trenchtown in Kingston, the capital. The life expectancy for men is 25. They tend not to die of either starvation or old age. No one eats someone else’s goat as they want to live to that ripe old age.
    Kingston plod goes in heavily armed in numbers or not at all. Taxis don’t go there. However our relo who was showing us around was able to give us a look from a highway that goes past not too far away.

  212. nemkat

    Is it possible to actually be so stupid as to call oneself a “digital native” yet never use google or other search engines before one just makes shit up?

    In your case, ‘hole, i would say Yes, tho, like me, you have never described yourself as a ”Digital Native”.

  213. thefrolickingmole

    Seen elsewhere…

    Minorities play the race card. Women play the feminism card. What’s left for straight white men?

    The Trump card.

  214. Baldrick

    DrBeauGan
    #2718030, posted on May 23, 2018 at 11:40 am
    That was an odd reply from Delonas, Baldrick. I’d ask him straight out if he hates all dzhwz, because some of his stuff looks 1930s Germany.

    A very strange reply indeed DrBG from somebody whom I suspect holds some very strange beliefs.

  215. calli

    Make a ridiculous statement that’s easily disproved.

    Get a reasoned response.

    Place conditions on the original ridiculous statement to garner further reasoned responses.

    Tie up time and resources in a stupid argument.

    Mission accomplished.

  216. egg_

    Place conditions on the original ridiculous statement to garner further reasoned responses.

    I suspect brain damage, the obtuseness is so great.

  217. nemkat

    The extraction of sugar cane juice from the sugarcane plant; and, the subsequent domestication of the plant in tropical Southeast Asia sometime around 8,000 B.C.

    You’re dates are a tad hard to believe, since the Sumerian was the first Civilisation, and that don’t go back further than about 4,000 B.C..
    Still proving my point.
    Domestication ain’t Nature.

  218. egg_

    Minorities play the race card. Women play the feminism card.

    Tribalism was the subject of the recent episode of The Good Fight on SBS – this is what their Diversity Left is up to.

  219. egg_

    Kanye plays the Trump card.

  220. nemkat

    Here’s my original statement, darl.
    Sugar and Fat occur rarely in Nature.
    Notice something?
    It hasn’t changed.

  221. calli

    No but your argument has.

    I don’t grow pineapples or olives in my backyard therefore sugar and fat occur rarely in nature.

    Darl.

  222. egg_

    Going by the typos, the troll is phoning it in, on its smartphone.

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