Monday Forum: June 4, 2018

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  1. nemkat

    Mal’s a top bloke.
    This is the best Government Australia has had in living memory. Have a squiz at the rest of the World.
    That’ll give you an idea of how well we’re traveling.

  2. C.L.

    Whatever crime Robinson may have committed on paper, everyone with eyes to see knows that the real crimes for which he is being punished are these: being white working class; speaking home truths about the problems posed to social cohesion in Britain by Islam when the Establishment’s position remains that this is impolite and that we should all bury our heads in the sand and pretend that those problems don’t exist. So long as this state of affairs continues, the gulf between ordinary people and the political elite is going to grow and grow

    It’s the kind of rift from which revolutions emerge.

    Yeah, no. I know what you mean but British everyman reacted with a yawn to a string of Mohammedan r-ape gangs throughout the UK. And the uncomfortable truth is that the victims were almost invariably the daughters of white male losers, yobbos and deadbeats. They couldn’t organise the revolution of a Lazy Susan.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    SUPREMES: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BAKE THAT CAKE!

    An utter humiliation and an unrecoverable, infamous rout for gay lobby leftists

    Glorious day.

    Not at all.

    Most legal scholars acknowledge it is a very narrow and specific ruling that does nothing to protect religious liberty.

    Kennedy is once again shown as an arsexlown. Gorsuch was great.

  4. 132andBush

    Major Boulton.

    Perhaps this excerpt from the Epilogue is the best quote of all:

    Worried, she heads to a specialist gardening bookshop to find out more information. A new book, Oak Studies, advises that, when growing oak trees, lower branches do not always need to be shorn off – this is a remnant practice from days when the timber was needed for ship building. Oaks grow differently. Sometimes, their lower branches extend so far out horizontally, that their ends droop and connect with the soil. Apparently this allows the tree extra nourishment, but also to play a different role in the forest ecosystem. “Hmmm” she thinks.

    Rummaging further, she finds herself drawn to a high shelf, at the back of the store. She discovers a heavy and dusty book titled, Xena Phytology. It has information on plants like Amazonians; Boudiccans; Joan-of-Arcians and Nancy Waklings. Suddenly, the Gardener laughs out loud. The strange shoots aren’t weeds, she realises, they are Xena-variants! A type of plant, which it turns out, was an intrinsic part of the forest ecosystem all along, before modern forest management techniques took hold. Further, the Gardener learns, some Xena-variant only sprout during particularly stormy weather, and are known to thrive in turbulent conditions.

    The Gardener returns to the forest. Dark storm clouds loom overhead. She goes straight to her gardening shed. She boots up her ruggedized laptop. Lightning flashes in the windows. She knows she needs a new plan: to grow the new shoots, but also, to replenish and strengthen the whole forest…

    You would expect to find this fanciful nonsense coming from La Trobe University’s gender studies department.

    Unfortunately, these words come from a document designed to inform future policies on Defence strategy and capability.

    Via Bernard Gaynor.

    Holy Fuck!

  5. egg_

    He is always incoherent. I suspect that he is developing a memory problem, and can’t remember the talking points Lucy gives him when time comes to use them.

    Especially if they’re bullsh1t.

  6. Roger

    Someone might like to tell Malcolm Turnbull the climate isn’t actually getting warmer.

    Malcolm knows best.

  7. nemkat

    It’s been getting hotter out in the scrub for a while, climate is changing Australia out there.

  8. dopey

    Jill Ker Conway dead at 83.

  9. Spider

    Bill Sorten says politics can’t just be about sound bites on TV.

    This is from Mr Zinger.

    Amazing

  10. egg_

    I watched that cringeworthy interview yesterday – he was incoherent.

    He seems distracted, like his mind is on other things – sabre rustling/Newspolls?
    It’s almost as if he’s rattled.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Point Piper is just over the next hill. Mal must be feeling the cold at home too.
    Wonder if he’s got his winter jarmies out and his heaters on. Bet he has.

    He surely wouldn’t be like Hairy and refuse to wear clothing to bed?
    Hairy doesn’t feel the cold. His side has one blanket and mine has three plus.
    I guess all that male body hair acts like a doona with just one cover on it.
    An evolutionary advantage for the male hunter out in all weathers, same as the protective beard.
    Poor little woman stuck at home in the cave with the fire and the kids, but wearing bearskins.
    Provided by her loving beserker (bear fighter). We had it lucky. 🙂

  12. Death Giraffe

    I just resigned!
    Stick it up your arse!
    Man, I feel happy.

  13. C.L.

    Fairfax Lady Pages columnist Kasey Edwards is outraged about little boys and wants them forcibly re-educated:

    We need a massive rethink on the way we raise our boys.

    A couple of weeks ago my daughter’s teacher sent a photo of her grade three class party. It was a lesson in how children as young as eight have already internalised their gender role.

    In the photo, all the girls had formed a conga line behind the teacher. They were dancing, smiling, laughing and clearly having a fun.

    The boys, meanwhile, were standing at the edge of the room watching on. All of them.

    Clearly somebody should have called the police.
    She then turns her outrage on male cartoon dogs … seriously:

    I’m writing this on the couch with my sick daughter watching what feels like a double marathon of the Nickelodeon kids series Paw Patrol. And yes, that is as excruciating as it sounds.

    I figured that a kids show featuring animated dogs rescuing lost animals and performing other emergency services would be pretty innocuous. But, it turns out that Paw Patrol is an abject lesson in how to perform gender.

    The running gag of the whole show seems to be boys repressing their genuine emotions.

    For example, after Rubble the bulldog learned that a kitten was stuck on a boat that was drifting out to sea, he says, “Oh no, the itty bitty kitten.” He then realises his terrible crime of expressing empathy and concern, and corrects himself in his serious, all-business bulldog voice, “I mean we have to save her.”

    It’s not an isolated case. After Skye the girl dog performed a daring air recuse the male dog in charge, Chase, says, “Skye I was so worried.” Realising his faux pas of expressing emotion, he corrects himself and says, “I mean excellent flying.”

  14. Death Giraffe

    Now I can really say anything I like to you deadshit losers.

  15. He is always incoherent.

    fsckin impersonator

  16. min

    The climate is getting warmer . Warmer than when? Perhaps Malcolm can tell me the temperature in the outback in 1058 , that is when the first Bishop was appointed to Greenland after they built their cathedral. By the way from the cookie I got inviting me to holiday in Greenland today’s top summer temps were 9 degrees.

  17. Spider

    Once again another cozy interview with Bill Shorten this time in Tasmania.

    Responding to a question about Pauline Hanson he once again repeats the statement that Hanson voted with the government 90% of the time.

    No one thought to ask how many times the Labor Party voted with the government. I’ll bet it’s a lot more than most people think as a great deal of legislation passes without notice.

  18. From a caption in CL’s link:

    Boys as young as eight have already learned to perform masculinity.

    These people really really do think that the differences between the sexes that are manifest across time and place are really nothing more than performance. I can accept that they are in part performance but the claim that they are completely this and have no purchase in reality is so absurd that only a modern could believe it.

  19. Paw Patrol is a bit suss. The relationship between the female husky and the hippie dude is extremely uncomfortable. But it is standard for that kind of show. It’s Canadian, how offensive can it be?

  20. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I just resigned!

    The best feeling. Well done. Never go back.
    You only get one life, so live it your way.
    Poverty is relative anyway.
    I can offer a good recipe for mince and onion stew. You’ll need one Oxo cube.
    Bung it all in one pot and boil for an hour, adding carrot and potato.
    Or has someone made you a fantastic offer for that Ford?
    Keep you financially afloat for long time.

  21. CAGW is the dipstick for political idiocy.

    When it reaches the full of shit mark, you know have got a real idiot on your hands.

  22. C.L.

    In the New York Times, Australian bureau chief for the NYT explains why he’s a tight arse:

    As soon as I made eye contact with the smiling woman in the Doctors Without Borders T-shirt on a busy Sydney street, I knew I’d be asked for money or a signature. And I knew I’d say no.

    “I’m a foreign correspondent for The New York Times,” I told her. “I can’t really help because at some point, somewhere, there’s a good chance I may cover what you do.”

    I always feel bad trying to explain journalistic detachment in such moments, and I often get looks of confusion in response.

    Young people in particular tend to question the limits that many of us at The Times take for granted: no marching for a cause, no advocacy and no giving or accepting of travel or gifts when dealing with sources or organizations that have an interest in news coverage.

    We are expected, in short, to avoid the “appearance of bias” and maintain a sense of healthy detachment from what we cover.

  23. Boambee John

    Death Giraffe
    #2728625, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:52 am
    I just resigned!
    Stick it up your arse!
    Man, I feel happy.

    Congratulations.

    Now don’t just stand there. Now is the time to get the Arky Academy on the road. Get those first maths tutorials on DVD and sold at “loss leader” prices to interested parents by the end of the week.

  24. stackja

    C.L.
    #2728626, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.

    Lassie Come Home (1943)
    Trivia
    After a nationwide hunt for a suitable dog for this movie failed, MGM called in dog trainer Rudd Weatherwax. He had many purebred collies, but Pal, his one-year old-male collie (who had no papers), easily won the role. Pal retired at age 5, after which all subsequent Lassie films used his direct descendants.

  25. Death Giraffe

    Does the exhilaration of ditching a shit job last long?
    It’s great.
    This is the happiest I have felt in ten years.
    I proclaim this date, what is it?
    5th of June.
    International shove your job up your arse day.
    I urge everyone stuck in a shit job to tell ’em to shove it.

  26. Viva

    Kennett was chucked because he was a little arrogant. What a mess this place is.

    You’re not supposed to have tickets on yourself in this country. Didn’t you know that?

  27. Death Giraffe

    Now is the time to get the Arky Academy

    ..
    Don’t you worry about that.
    I have serious fucking plans.

  28. JC;

    Kennett was chucked because he was a little arrogant. What a mess this place is.

    It’s the pet hate of any reasonable percentage of voting Australians. It happens time and time again.
    Rudd screamed at a girl about his sandwich and hair dryer – Arrogant.
    Newman, I forgot what he did – Arrogant.
    Turnbull, aloof, out of touch, Arrogant.
    Howard, allof out of touch, sneaky – Arrogant.
    It only takes a little bit of arrogant mud to stick, and that politician is goorrne.
    It’s amazing how very little seems to be sticking to Shorten, but even his teflon coated hide is becoming a little frayed.

  29. Andreas

    Bill Sorten says politics can’t just be about sound bites on TV.

    Nice soundbite for the TV.

  30. Boambee John

    Lassie was a male? Next you will tell me that Rin Tin Tin was a female!

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I just resigned!
    Stick it up your arse!
    Man, I feel happy.

    Well done, Archibald. Now, as Boambee John says, get the “dead giraffe” maths tutorials on dvd happening. Oh, did your former work colleagues give you a good sendoff?

  32. Boambee John

    Death Giraffe
    #2728641, posted on June 5, 2018 at 10:04 am
    Now is the time to get the Arky Academy

    ..
    Don’t you worry about that.
    I have serious fucking plans.

    The Cats and Kittehs are always here to help and encourage.

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Newman, I forgot what he did – Arrogant.

    Took an axe to the Queensland public service, IIRC?

  34. Rae

    Newman, I forgot what he did – Arrogant.

    Sam Newman?

  35. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The boys, meanwhile, were standing at the edge of the room watching on. All of them.

    Typical male behavior. They prefer to segregate except on ritually condoned occasions.
    Told you how I saw it on Sat’dy with the young boys and girls watching my dance class.
    Girls started dance, boys started to drift away after a few awkward tries at the moves.

    As for Paw Patrol. I have watched countless episodes. It is deeply attractive to its young audience, who start at age 2 or 3 to become addicted to it. The males are sensitive underneath but gruff on top (just as men are) and the girls are rather admiring of them, but quite capable themselves at organizing the show (just as women are). This reflects our biology as well as our cultural norms. As Dover says, how anyone could think otherwise is a mystery, especially if they have had both male and female children or interacted much with kids. They really must be trying hard to ignore some things.

  36. H B Bear

    Malcolm knows best.

    If only he convince the rest of us.

    Now it is only Peanut Head and the dire, talentless Lieborals that will keep him going to the next election. #NotPotentialGreatness

  37. Death Giraffe

    Oh, did your former work colleagues give you a good sendoff?

    ..
    They look a bit puzzled.
    Cleaned the desk out.
    Handed back the laptop and keys.
    Will finish the day and see what is what.

  38. Delta A

    I just resigned!

    On first reading this, I felt a pang of sympathy for your students. They might never have another teacher who cares so genuinely about them or their future.

    But Arky has serious plans. If they involve education, there’s scope for even more kids to benefit from his talents.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sorry to hear that Arky.

    You aren’t alone:

    Socialism Destroys Educational System in Venezuela

    So far this year, 48,000 teachers – or 12 percent of all staff at elementary and high schools nationwide – have quit, according to Se Educa, an educational group. The vast majority, according to the group, have joined a stampede of Venezuelans leaving the country to escape food lines and empty grocery store shelves.

    At Aquiles Nazoa – a school named after an ill-fated poet – Sciaca was the first to go, heading for Chile a year ago. Reinaldo Cordero quit a few months later, leaving behind his second-grade class and a salary that hyperinflation had shrunk to a black-market worth of around $29 a month.

    Esperanza Longhi – who also taught second grade – quit in February. She’s at home, packing for Peru. To get there, she’ll go through Ecuador – the same country where Maryoli Rueda, who used to teach third grade, recently moved.

    Sounds like students in Venezuela are getting an education in reality.

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The online Arky Academy for Maths and English sounds great.
    Also offer half-hour online chat with a teacher. You, then your employees.

    Just do it.

  41. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Cats and Kittehs are always here to help and encourage.

    +1

    Anytime, Arky, you old Death Giraffe.

  42. Tom

    Young people in particular tend to question the limits that many of us at The Times take for granted: no marching for a cause, no advocacy …

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    At the NYT, they really like their readers so dumb they’ll swallow that shit — like ABC viewers who think the ABC is rightwing.

  43. Confused Old Misfit

    For those of you worried about Global Warming (I know, you aren’t really worried, just concerned for the children!) :
    It snowed in Newfoundland yesterday. A full inch. Ten days previously they had a foot of snow. It last did this 22 years ago.

  44. 132andBush

    incoherent rambler

    #2728634, posted on June 5, 2018 at 10:00 am

    CAGW is the dipstick for political idiocy.

    When it reaches the full of shit mark, you know have got a real idiot on your hands.

    Liberty quote.

    Turnbull is at the full mark and because of a dripping injector is “making oil”.

  45. Roger

    British everyman reacted with a yawn to a string of Mohammedan r-ape gangs throughout the UK. And the uncomfortable truth is that the victims were almost invariably the daughters of white male losers, yobbos and deadbeats. They couldn’t organise the revolution of a Lazy Susan.

    Otoh, the state is determined to shut Robinson up, so he is perceived as a threat, which indicates that the powers that be have determined that the fabric of British society could easily fray. A revolution may not be on the cards, but they certainly fear internecine conflict.

  46. Zatara

    Gargasoulas had been known to speed off dangerously when he was approached by a marked police car on previous occasions.

    Really? And what did those “senior officers” DO on those previous occasions when he was KNOWN to do such things? Or did he just vanish off the face of the earth until his next KNOWN occasion?

    Why wasn’t this murderous fark already collecting mold in a dark dank cell rather than being given yet another opportunity to kill at will?

  47. Roger

    Best wishes for the next chapter, Arky.

  48. Death Giraffe

    Thanks for support.

  49. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lassie was a male? Next you will tell me that Rin Tin Tin was a female!

    Transgendering dawgs. What next?

    Attapuss is licking his non-existent balls in disgust when I tell him this.
    He still has big male territorial battles with the neutered ginger cat next door.
    Every cell in his body is telling his adrenal glands to kick in. Same for Ginger.
    Ginger had a go at me the other day when I tried to separate them.
    They both get the hose next time.

  50. 132andBush

    Change the above to – “because of a FULL suite of dripping injectors…”

  51. thefrolickingmole

    I just resigned!

    Tips.

    The prime spots for begging for change are outside Maccas & train stations.
    3 layers of cardboard are needed to stop the cold of concrete seeping under you.
    There isnt as much meat on a pigeon as you might think.
    If you become a man-whore at least you will always have something to eat.

    Nah, good luck, crap jobs can kill you after a while.

  52. Death Giraffe:
    Dear Mr Arky:

    Now don’t just stand there. Now is the time to get the Arky Academy on the road. Get those first maths tutorials on DVD and sold at “loss leader” prices to interested parents by the end of the week.

    Have you thought of running for office?
    Like PM of Australia?
    You’d be a good one, I reckon.

  53. Rae

    No snow when we visited Newfoundland. In late October, it was cold. Pretty much always is there. St John’s is a nice little all-round-winter frontier type town. Their policemen sit atop very big horses and their dogs are huge, but friendly.

  54. OldOzzie

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2728314, posted on June 4, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    A slow but steady build-up rather like Germany in the 1930s. It will be interesting to see where China is in 2030.

    On the precipice of a demographic apocalypse.

    Like

    What ‘Patient Zero’ – Japan – Can Tell Us About China & The Developed World At Large

    To see the future, sometimes you have to look to the past. Japan is patient zero in the global epidemic of slowing growth and although Japan was assumed to be the emerging world power in the ’80’s, we now know better. The title of emergent power now rests with China… and for the same reasons it didn’t work out for Japan, it won’t work out for China. To make my case, I’ll use UN population data coupled with EIA total primary energy data (cumulative energy consumption from coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, and renewables), plus EIA fore-ward looking forecast data (the International Energy Outlook, 2017 or IEO’17).

  55. The Barking Toad

    Arky – go and get fucking hammered.

    Then get on with your plans. All the best

  56. hzhousewife

    Does the exhilaration of ditching a shit job last long?
    It’s great.
    This is the happiest I have felt in ten years.
    I proclaim this date, what is it?
    5th of June.
    International shove your job up your arse day.
    I urge everyone stuck in a shit job to tell ’em to shove it.

    In my case the exhilaration has lasted so far 22 years !

  57. H B Bear

    Oh VicPol, you’ve done it again.

  58. ZK2A:

    Took an axe to the Queensland public service, IIRC?

    Yeah.
    That’s it.
    Arrogant and out of touch.
    aaand he made money selling the tops of sewers and storm drains to the NBN crowd! Despoiler of the national infrastructure!

  59. cohenite

    I urge everyone stuck in a shit job to tell ’em to shove it.

    I work for myself and I hate it.

    But anyway congrats. Tutoring particularly in English and STEM subjects is gangbusters. Go for it; your customers are few and motivated. Limit to 3 – 5 per hour and charge each of them $50.

  60. OldOzzie

    although Japan was assumed to be the emerging world power in the ’80’s, we now know better.

    THE JAPAN THAT CAN SAY NO
    The New U.S.-Japan Relations Card
    by
    Akio Morita
    Shintaro Ishihara

    “The Japan That Can Say No: Why Japan Will Be First Among Equals” (「NO」と言える日本 “No” to Ieru Nihon)[1] is a 1989 essay originally co-authored by Shintaro Ishihara, the then Minister of Transport and leading LDP figure who would become governor of Tokyo (1999-2012); and Sony co-founder and chairman Akio Morita, in the climate of Japan’s economic rise. It was famous for its critical examination of United States business practices, and for advocating Japan’s taking a more independent stance on many issues, from business to foreign affairs.[2]

    The title refers to the authors’ vision—Ishihara’s in particular—of a Japanese government that is more than a mere “yes man” to the United States. Many unauthorized translations were made and circulated in the United States. The authorized 1991 Simon & Schuster English translation by Frank Baldwin (out of print) did not include the essays by Morita. The book caused controversy in the United States, and Morita distanced himself from the book

  61. zyconoclast

    Fairfax Lady Pages columnist Kasey Edwards is outraged about little boys and wants them forcibly re-educated:

    We need a massive rethink on the way we raise our boys.

    A couple of weeks ago my daughter’s teacher sent a photo of her grade three class party. It was a lesson in how children as young as eight have already internalised their gender role.

    In the photo, all the girls had formed a conga line behind the teacher. They were dancing, smiling, laughing and clearly having a fun.

    The boys, meanwhile, were standing at the edge of the room watching on. All of them.

    Swedish pre-schools where boys learn to dance and girls learn to yell.

    STOCKHOLM — Something was wrong with the Penguins, the incoming class of toddlers at the Seafarer’s Preschool, in a wooded suburb south of Stockholm.

    The boys were clamorous and physical. They shouted and hit. The girls held up their arms and whimpered to be picked up. The group of 1- and 2-year-olds had, in other words, split along traditional gender lines. And at this school, that is not O.K.

    Their teachers cleared the room of cars and dolls. They put the boys in charge of the play kitchen. They made the girls practice shouting “No!” Then they decided to open a proper investigation, erecting video cameras in the classroom.

    Science may still be divided over whether gender differences are rooted in biology or culture, but many of Sweden’s government-funded preschools are doing what they can to deconstruct them. State curriculum urges teachers and principals to embrace their role as social engineers, requiring them to “counteract traditional gender roles and gender patterns.”

    It is normal, in many Swedish preschools, for teachers to avoid referring to their students’ gender — instead of “boys and girls,” they say “friends,” or call children by name. Play is organized to prevent children from sorting themselves by gender. A gender-neutral pronoun, “hen,” was introduced in 2012 and was swiftly absorbed into mainstream Swedish culture, something that, linguists say, has never happened in another country.

  62. Snoopy

    I just resigned!

    Tips.

    The prime spots for begging for change are outside Maccas & train stations.

    Get yourself a bag of 50c coins. Dress clean but doing it tough, head to an Aldi in working class suburb, offer to return customer’s trolleys for 50c.

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    FOOD & WINE
    Restaurant reservations: it can cost you to cancel

    The Australian
    12:00AM June 5, 2018

    5
    John Lethlean
    Food Writer
    Melbourne
    @JohnLethlean

    Peter and Jane are going out for dinner on Friday; as usual, they have booked for four. Peter and Jane like the big table they get when they book for four, even though they inevitably turn up as a couple, leaving the restaurateur in a quandary: does he show them the grace and hospitality he’s known for or does he tell them what it means to his business — ­financially — when a booking for four suddenly halves on a Friday night?

    So here’s a simple truth: it’s easier to tell white lies to a smartphone app than it is to a person over the telephone. And as restaurant reservations migrate en masse to digital platforms, so too do problems for a restaurant industry not always dealing with considerate customers.

    James makes restaurant reservations for his high-powered boss all the time, but the boss is a bit finicky. So James often books several venues for Friday lunch, just to cover his bases. It makes him look like a hero, actually.

    But James doesn’t bother to cancel the redundant reservations he made so simply on his smartphone; it’s Friday lunch, after all, and the boss spends and tips big at all his favourite places all the time. So they won’t mind, will they?

    But when the table for four reserved in the name of Mr Big is still unoccupied by 1.20pm, it’s fairly unlikely anyone on the waiting list is still looking, let alone needs a table for four.

    So here’s another simple truth: as our dining culture changes and Australia’s love affair with chefs and their restaurants continues, so too will our relationship with these restaurants need to keep changing. For many restaurants, the power balance has had to shift, sometimes at the risk of the kind of hospitality unthinking customers have abused.

    Whether we — the diners — like it or not, restaurants increasingly will find themselves needing to ask for credit card details in advance and charging for disruption, which opens a dark and mysterious Pandora’s box: what is a reasonable bookings and cancellation policy?

    Where does business begin and hospitality end? At what point should a restaurant feel it is appropriate to charge for a service that hasn’t been delivered? And when must we, the customer, buy into the business affairs of a service provider with whom we have merely indicated our honest intention to buy something and pay for it, but may change our minds because after-work drinks were just too much fun and now the team is all heading off for pizza and, well, that sounds pretty good, right?

    From the Oz. Dunno, words like “pretentious wankers” spring to mind.

  64. Siltstone

    Kowtow – “to kneel and touch the ground with the forehead in worship or submission as part of Chinese custom”.

    One can understand that there may be nothing that Alan Joyce of Qantas likes more than to get on his hands and knees and point him bottom skywards, but it does illustrate his complete lack of ethical fibre. Happy to be doing deals with the UAE, where sodomy is punishable by death, at the same time as trying to ruin a rugby player for that mans religious beliefs, and kowtowing to a totalitarian State. All at the same time. In Stalin’s gulag archipelago criminals were used as guards to control the class enemies. Joyce has that suppressed mix of underlying vicious amorality and immorality that means he would have been Stalin’s favourite gulag guard.

  65. John Constantine

    Population data from their United Nations counts a million unemployable single males imported from outer peasantistan into the west to function as consumption machines of debt funded State services as a population growth statistic.

    Japan will have hundreds of intelligent self funding productivity machines serving each Japanese in the robot revolution.

    Funny that their United Nations only counts revolutionary consumption machines made of meat, not revolutionary production machines made of ingenuity.

    Almost as if their UN were at war and deploying its cannon fodder to the most destructive effect.

    Still without importing mass millions of revolutionaries to serve as consumption machines, Australia could never have got the prices of nice mansions so far over the forty million dollar mark.

    Comrades.

  66. C.L.

    Trump disinvites Philadelphia Eagles from visiting White House after management told White House they would only be sending a small group of non-kneelers …
    Excellent.
    Plus: Trumpscalation!

    “The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country. The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony—one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.”

  67. Diogenes

    Death Giraffe
    #2728625, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:52 am
    I just resigned!
    Stick it up your arse!
    Man, I feel happy.

    I’m jealous.

  68. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Greens hate birds.
    Blue plastic straws are highly prized by bowerbirds!
    If plastic straws are banned the females will go on strike.
    Generations of them have become used to larger and larger blue plastic treasures.
    It’s the bowerbird version of inflation.

    Don’t you just love male bower birds?
    They try so very hard to please.
    It’s heartwarming, that’s what it is.
    Poor things, because her approval is so contingent.
    She’ll up and go in a paddy, destroying his carefully presented offerings on the way out if she’s displeased with anything about them or their arrangement.

  69. Peter Castieau

    Death Giraffe#2728638, posted on June 5, 2018 at 10:02 am Does the exhilaration of ditching a shit job last long? It’s great.
    This is the happiest I have felt in ten years.
    I proclaim this date, what is it? 5th of June.
    International shove your job up your arse day.
    I urge everyone stuck in a shit job to tell ’em to shove it.

    Well Done Arky!
    I quit in June 2016 and it was certainly exilarating and the best thing I had done in a long time. I recommend it to anyone!

  70. Stimpson J. Cat

    Major Boulton’s introduction to the paper advised top brass to follow the principles Batman used to form the Justice League of superheroes to ensure future battlefield needs are met by using the widest possible skill set.

    And right here we have Arkys new job opening.
    Wearing a Batman suit teaching Australian soldiers about teamwork.
    Arky this is a f$cking goldmine seriously.
    I will be your Robin if you need me.

  71. stackja

    Imperial Japan created more chaos in China. China today has a facade.

  72. Boambee John

    Winston at 1035

    Have you thought of running for office?
    Like PM of Australia?
    You’d be a good one, I reckon.

    If you do, don’t forget Section 44, sort it out early and often, like voting.

  73. stackja

    2GB reports BJ not quitting.

  74. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    what is a reasonable bookings and cancellation policy?

    Don’t bugger us around too much sound quite reasonable to me.
    Each restaurant can set its own policy and live with the consequences.
    For a big booking, take a large deposit.
    If you can be flexible without undue cost, be flexible.

  75. Stimpkin, you are much more of a Lex Luthor type.

  76. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpkin, you are much more of a Lex Luthor type.

    This is an unexpectedly amusing comment from you this early in the morning Monty.
    Well done.

  77. notafan

    The identity of the man who slaughtered his wife in front of their three young children before dumping her body in an empty lot will never be known, not even to the prisonmates he’ll spend the rest of his life with.

    Only a select few – his traumatised children, the horrified Supreme Court judge that presided over his trail, and a handful of disgusted journalists – know the face and name of the Islamic State sympathiser who murdered his wife.

    Not true

    a couple of minutes on google and his name will be revealed, again

  78. stackja

    People who don’t keep appointments can’t be trusted. Name and shame.

  79. Stimpson J. Cat

    The White House
    @WhiteHouse
    500 Days of American Greatness: 110,568 arrests of illegal aliens (link: http://45.wh.gov/gNWs8u) 45.wh.gov/gNWs8u

  80. Rossini

    Baldrick
    #2728575, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:18 am
    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

    +1

  81. Arky/DG:
    It lasts a long time, the enjoyment of leaving a job where your own sense of moral decency and caring for others is continually hampered, frustrated and abused.
    In a sense, you are held hostage to your own standards of ethical and professional behaviour. That sucks.
    Good luck in whatever you now decide on, from dolphin spray painter to PM of Australia.
    Ready to help in the latter, if you need an unpaid assistant.

  82. Stimpson J. Cat

    KANYE WEST
    @kanyewest
    I feel so blessed. For everyone that didn’t turn they back. I’m in tears right now. I love all of you.

  83. Zatara

    Watch ‘ole slick willy meltdown when interviewer nicks that Lewinsky nerve…

    Best is from 2:30 on

    Did you ever apologize to her?

    No. Umm, yes.

    His lying sack of excrement status hasn’t faded at all.

  84. notafan

    Whether we — the diners — like it or not, restaurants increasingly will find themselves needing to ask for credit card details in advance and charging for disruption, which opens a dark and mysterious Pandora’s box: what is a reasonable bookings and cancellation policy?

    The author (and the ‘customers’) don’t get it.

    Empty tables mean less covers, underutilized staff, wasted food and less profits.

    The restaurant trade is cut throat and ruthless, you can be in one day and out the next.

    But people not getting that other people need to make a living is hardy news.

    Oh and some of us would call it treating others the way we would like to be treated.

  85. Rossini

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2728579, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:22 am
    Very entertaining piece by a lady called Emerald Robinson on Trump’s victory over the sport SJWs:

    The NFL: It’s Game Over

    what a great read!

  86. Stimpson J. Cat

    So I just tried to quit my job following Arkys example.
    I bravely looked my boss in his eyes and said
    “I want to quit. I’m tired and I need a break. This isn’t working out. I’m sorry, it’s not you, it’s me. ”
    He just f$cking stared at me for ages without saying anything and it started getting really creepy. Finally I broke eye contact, stopped looking in the mirror, and just went back to f$cking work.

    Every.
    Single.
    Time.

  87. H B Bear

    2GB reports BJ not quitting.

    Of course he isn’t. Most politicians have an enormous sense of entitlement and highly under-developed sense of judgment. see Bronwyn Bishop, the Performing Stick Insect etc etc. That is why we hold elections to throw them out when the party won’t like The Father of Middle Class Welfare.

    Whether the bumpkins of New England (who elected cur dog Windsor) have any sense of judgment will be seen down the track.

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    KANYE WEST
    @kanyewest
    I feel so blessed. For everyone that didn’t turn they back. I’m in tears right now. I love all of you.

    He may mean this…

    Top 7 Songs on Apple Music, Spotify are From Kanye West’s Album ‘Ye’

  89. egg_

    2GB reports BJ not quitting.

    Where’s LNP Insider?
    Rumours on Aunty are that the Nats won’t preselect him for the next election.

  90. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jordan B Peterson
    @jordanbpeterson
    Do the world a favor: get your act together: (link: http://www.selfauthoring.com) selfauthoring.com

  91. hzhousewife

    Rumours on Aunty

    Unthinkable !

  92. Tel

    Does the exhilaration of ditching a shit job last long?
    It’s great.

    Largely depends on what you have in the bank at the time you quit and how much debt you are carrying.

  93. Snoopy

    Three times I resigned without a job to go to. I don’t regret any.

  94. Snoopy

    Rumours on Aunty are that the Nats won’t preselect him for the next election.

    Hot from the UNE faculty staffroom?

  95. stackja

    egg – if BJ supported by voters?

  96. JC

    The SCOTUS cake decision seems to have been settled on very narrow legalistic turns and skirted the real issue, according the WSJ. It’s not a win win. It’s a stay.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-sidesteps-a-decision-on-whether-merchants-can-deny-services-to-gay-customers-on-religious-grounds-1528123172

  97. JC

    Mueller is a dangerous nincompoop.

    Flashback to 2004. Bob Mueller is FBI Director. He claimed there was a massive Israeli spy ring operating out of the Pentagon. It turned out to be nonsense.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/De4EGehVMAAGWhp.jpg:large

  98. Anthony

    If the Nats try to block Bananaby they do so at great peril. The New England area has a particular liking for independents, outsiders and weirdos. Flicking the big B will ensure his re-election.

  99. egg_

    if BJ supported by voters?

    He could run as an independent but not sure of the on the ground support across the electorate.

  100. stackja

    MT would campaign for BJ? BJ holding balance of power?

  101. egg_

    Hot from the UNE faculty staffroom?

    He’s probably got some ‘shy’ supporters there, too.
    Still plenty of academics with bush heritage.

  102. stackja

    egg – voters choice could be decider.

  103. Stimpson J. Cat

    He claimed there was a massive Israeli spy ring operating out of the Pentagon.

    They aren’t Israeli spies.
    That is patently ridiculous.
    They are just Americans who happen to be J$wish.
    Everyone knows this.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    STOCKHOLM — Something was wrong with the Penguins, the incoming class of toddlers at the Seafarer’s Preschool, in a wooded suburb south of Stockholm.

    The boys were clamorous and physical. They shouted and hit. The girls held up their arms and whimpered to be picked up. The group of 1- and 2-year-olds had, in other words, split along traditional gender lines. And at this school, that is not O.K.

    Nor at this one I suspect:

    No Shorts Please, We’re British: Oxford School Tells Boys To Wear Skirts If It’s Too Hot For Pants

    As temperatures soared at the weekend, an Oxfordshire school told its male students that they can join their female peers by donning the school skirt if they find trousers too hot and uncomfortable.

    If I were a Scottish SJW I’d sue them for cultural appropriation.

  105. Whether the bumpkins of New England (who elected cur dog Windsor) have any sense of judgment will be seen down the track.

    Not once he came out as a non-Nat they didn’t.

  106. C.L.

    The identity of the man who slaughtered his wife in front of their three young children before dumping her body in an empty lot will never be known, not even to the prisonmates he’ll spend the rest of his life with.

    Only a select few – his traumatised children, the horrified Supreme Court judge that presided over his trail, and a handful of disgusted journalists – know the face and name of the Islamic State sympathiser who murdered his wife.

    ——————
    Not true

    a couple of minutes on google and his name will be revealed, again

    LOL. Never be known, select few, disgusted journalists …
    The internet really has brought the In The Know elite crashing down to earth, hasn’t it.
    You’re not special any more, dick heads.

  107. Pickles

    Heard on some radio news station in the car that Nats are trying to get John Anderson to nominate in NE and thus drive BJ out. It seems the babykillers are vewy pissed off that Seb was born and they are about to be unmasked. When all’s said and done both Seb’s parents knew that if he was allowed to be born they would lose the lot and it seems that is what will happen. Lovely lot the Country Party. Great way to treat people who fundamentally value the life of baby over their own personal and career destruction.

    Saw in a paper yesterday the whole hullaballoo described as the biggest sex scandal in parliamentary history. Seems Cairns/Morosi have been forgotten, especially the bit where they won damages for defamation. Perjury anyone? Gareth Gareth and what’s her name Democrats leader? Former speaker who asked a staffer had he ever come in a bloke’s arse? Former young and naive PM and Whyalla wipeout boy? Someone ought compile a list.

  108. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Saw in a paper yesterday the whole hullaballoo described as the biggest sex scandal in parliamentary history.

    Sorry, the name escapes me, but who was the pollie who got sprung at the football with his current folk dancing partner, dumped his first wife by text, may or may not have pressured a P.A. to have an abortion, and was investigated by the coppers for the r#pe of a sixteen year old girl?

  109. Boambee John

    Gareth Gareth and what’s her name Democrats leader?

    It has never been clear to what extent the affair, and her desire to move to the Liars, might have influenced discussions in the Democrats party room. I doubt that such an affair between a Lieboral minister and a member of a minor party who later moved to the lieborals would have received such limited interest from the MSM.

  110. Tintarella di Luna

    But Mal’s a zealot. The worst sort of tyrant. No evidence will change him.

    I don’t think Mal believes in anything but his own genius, revenge and filthy lucre. He’s a cross between Scrooge McDuck and Shylock

  111. Tintarella di Luna

    John Anderson rules out a return to politics as Barnaby Joyce digs in

    Very sensible, he likes to pretend he’s the éminence grise of the National Party

  112. C.L.

    Via Instapundit:

    UK Cathedral Celebrates Ramadan on Anniversary of ISIS London Bridge Attack.

    In a statement, the cathedral announced it would “host its second Grand Iftar which, this year, will also mark the anniversary of the London Bridge attacks and will bring all communities together to celebrate Ramadan, to promote resilience and to share the common values of hope, peace and unity and celebrate the diversity of those who live and work in the Bankside area [of London].”

  113. Stimpson J. Cat

    DC
    @DCComics
    Live proud. #PrideMonth

  114. stackja

    ALP PMs and girlfriends. Not interest MSM.

  115. Stimpson J. Cat

    Human Rights Canada
    @CdnHumanRights
    Happy #PrideMonth! Did you know that every colour in the #prideflag has a specific meaning? Learn more about the history of the pride flag & its variations from the late Gilbert Baker, creator of the flag, in this @CBCradioq interview: (link: https://bit.ly/1Hlf2XM) bit.ly/1Hlf2XM #LGBTQ2I #2SLBGTQI

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    UK Cathedral Celebrates Ramadan on Anniversary of ISIS London Bridge Attack.

    Little wonder the followers of Mo see all Westerners as weak, with a declining culture.

  117. Stimpson J. Cat

    Kneel before The God Emperor and beg for mercy Little Benny. Admit your error and recant your Never Trump folly.
    You may still be saved.

    Fox News
    @FoxNews
    [email protected]: “[President @realDonaldTrump is] the most conservative president in my lifetime through his first 500 days.” #TheStory

  118. Zyconoclast

    Detective Comics!

    Defective comics!

  119. Mother Lode

    Apparently Bill Clinton has not apologised to Monica for his freakshow and even considers that he is a victim.

  120. Stimpson J. Cat

    Kneel before the God Emperor and throw yourself on his mercy. Recant your Never Trump folly Little Benny. It is not too late. You may still be saved.

    Fox News
    @FoxNews
    [email protected]: “President @realDonaldTrump is the most conservative president in my lifetime through his first 500 days.” #TheStory

  121. Baldrick

    The bit TheirABC’s 4Corners didn’t show you last night:

    Felix Sater @felixsater
    Happy to host at my home Sarah Ferguson @FergusonNews from 4 Corners Australian TV. She loved the auto play function on the piano. Come back soon Sarah.

    Including a photograph of the pair enjoying a friendly moment.

  122. Zyconoclast

    Just heard that open border freaks in the US want to try the Supreme Court bakery religious argument on the alleged Muslim/terrorist ban imposed by Trump.

  123. Armadillo

    I reckon Barney will be gone. Mum and a brother volunteered for his campaign. Even they can’t stomach him now. He had a lot of support from the Catholics, which has now evaporated.

    New England won’t vote for Labor or the Greens. Forget Windsor. If a decent conservative thinking Independent arose, I reckon they would be in with a damn good show.

    However, my hunch is that the Nationals will promote the current state member (Kevin Anderson) to run federally and bring someone in to run for the state elections. Kevin is extremely popular, and he would win the seat easily.

  124. Rae

    Alas and alack. The present career of Not-a-Polly is in its death throes. Disendorsement by the Nationals will soon deliver the coup de grâce. As for his present paramour, Not-a-Pollys Advisor, Bettina Arndt has some wise words.

  125. notafan

    Of course he isn’t. Most politicians have an enormous sense of entitlement and highly under-developed sense of judgment. see Bronwyn Bishop, the Performing Stick Insect etc etc. That is why we hold elections to throw them out when the party won’t like The Father of Middle Class Welfare.

    why should BJ resign when so many other philandering pollies have not?

    having a baby makes the difference?

    What a strange world we live in

  126. Don’t lie Stimpmeter, we all know your wife wears the pants in your house.

  127. calli

    Yikes! Too many Flanneries!

    I’m drownding…glub.

  128. notafan

    From the infamous Raad terror family -an 18 year cousin was a suicide bomber

    Which is the real reason the name isn’t published

    not as though the Raad name isn’t mud anyhow

    like I said

  129. thefrolickingmole

    Weasels, so many weasels…

    South Australia rides renewables boom to become electricity exporter
    Giles Parkinson

    Lots of “triumph of the willens” crap about the Stahknovite solar and renew-balls leading the way to the glorious future…

    But.
    The fact that wholesale prices in South Australia were higher in other states – then, as they are now – has nothing to with wind and solar, but the fact that it has no low-cost conventional source and a peaky demand profile (then and now).

    more weasel..
    That line is expected to grow steadily. By 2040, or perhaps 2050, the share of distributed generation, which includes rooftop solar, battery storage and demand management, is expected to reach nearly half of all Australia’s grid demand.

    Can the spokes-weasel who wrote this be added to the big list of free helicopter rides when the revolution comes?

  130. Roger

    UK Cathedral Celebrates Ramadan on Anniversary of ISIS London Bridge Attack.

    Papering over the cracks.

    The UK Establishment fears internecine conflict leading to political instability.

    Hence the Robinson affair.

  131. Stimpson J. Cat

    Don’t lie Stimpmeter, we all know your wife wears the pants in your house.

    I’m divorced due to irreconcilable madness you buffoon.
    We are still good friends though.
    I am a very likeable and humble mentally ill person.
    Also life is too short to be annoyed at attractive Asians that can cook really well honestly.

  132. Senile Old Guy

    He added that Raad’s alleged actions did not reflect Islam’s peaceful beliefs. “That’s not what Islam is about. Islam is about peace, so is every religion.”

    Good old “religion of peace”! How odd it’s so often linked to violence.

  133. Rae

    having a baby makes the difference?

    According to Not-a-Polly, the whole kerfuffle was caused by Little-Cute-as-a-Button.

    Maybe the baby should resign.

  134. John Constantine

    https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/5447906/pm-raises-climate-change-resilience-on-drought-listening-tour/

    turnbullites without Barnaby to send out beyond the black stump has to do the trip himself.

    Wonder why they didn’t use public transport?.

  135. Boambee John

    I’m divorced due to irreconcilable madness you buffoon.
    We are still good friends though.

    Time for the running dog lackey of the fascist left establishment to apologise to Stimpy?

  136. calli

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2728800, posted on June 5, 2018 at 12:54 pm
    This is real. I repeat, this is actually real.

    Heh.

    But it’s an excellent question.

  137. Chris

    spokes-weasel

    Frolicking mole, you rock.

  138. calli

    And good luck, Arky.

    I’ve worked for myself for twentyfive years. Lots of ups and downs, but it’s all been worth it.

  139. Roger

    By 2040, or perhaps 2050, the share of distributed generation, which includes rooftop solar, battery storage and demand management, is expected to reach nearly half of all Australia’s grid demand.

    Demand management, i.e. paying heavy users to shut down in peak times, is now counted as generation?

  140. Spider

    My God the Four Corners expose on Trump and Russia is exasperating in its hyperbole, tenuous guilt by association, unfounded allegations, aspersions etc

    But they never seem to draw the same inferences about Democrats like Obama or Hilary who had relationships with Russians, dodgy evangelists, Hollywood producers under a cloud.

  141. Pedro the Ignorant

    South Australia rides renewables boom to become electricity exporter
    Giles Parkinson

    from the ‘mole at 1.05pm.

    Liar, liar. Pants on fire. (It is from the Grauniad, so you have to expect that they are free and easy with facts that don’t fit the narrative).

    Hohohohoho. South Australia can barely keep the street lights on with their patchy and erratic power supply.

    All those diesel generators I sold to clients in SA are just lying idle now that the propellors on sticks have fulfilled their destiny.

  142. zyconoclast

    sorry for the repeat post

  143. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpys Fun With Twitter

    Just for fun, search this Hashtag on Twitter:

    #PrideMonth

    Enjoy the Wokeness!!!

  144. zyconoclast

    Homeland Security Wants To Build An Online ‘Media Influence Database’ To Track Journalists

    The Department of Homeland Security announced a public bid for third-party companies to build a “media influence database” capable of tracking more than 290,000 news sources across the globe. First spotted by Bloomberg Law, the public bid would also track journalists and bloggers, compiling their personal information and the publications for which they write.

  145. Anne

    Latest on the Pedo-camp in Tucson, Arizona from Vets4ChildSafety, Craig Sawyer.

    #OperationBackyardBrawl

    https://youtu.be/NXBbCzBNZWg

    Sidebar – Mayor of Tucson is Johnathon Rothschild. 🤔

  146. zyconoclast

    What good is marriage, anyway?

    When I was in my 20s, I pitied the girls who galloped to the altar. I thought they were throwing away their lives. Marriage was a bourgeois, patriarchal institution that stifled women’s freedom, and I wanted no part of it. I believed, like Gloria Steinem, that a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. If I ever did get married, only Mr. Perfect would be good enough for me.

    When I was in my 30s, I began to change my mind. Marriage started to look good. Unfortunately, the pool of Mr. Perfects had pretty well dried up. So I made a desperate plan: I decided to stop being so picky. Soon enough I met a man whose subtle virtues gradually revealed themselves, and not long after that – only 11 years, in fact – we got married and lived happily ever after. The other day was our 21st anniversary.

    Our wedding was pleasantly low-key, because we paid for it ourselves, and we are cheap. That is not the fashion these days, but it never occurred to us to drag our guests off to some beach in Mexico or hold them to ransom for fancy wedding gifts we didn’t really need. We got married in our backyard – and had the reception there, too. It was all over in three hours. We didn’t want to tie up people’s day. That was just as well, because I was shaking so badly I could barely stand up.

    I will tell you why. Nothing can equal the gravity of getting up in front of all the people you love most and declaring that something in the world – this marriage – is even more important than you are, and that you are willing to give up something for it.

    Marriage changes everything.

    In fact marriage – monogamous marriage – did change everything. Far from being an instrument of oppression, the development of monogamy was one of the great civilizing influences of Western history. The spread of monogamous marriage reduced the male-male competition over women by ensuring that (in theory, at least) there’s a woman for every man. This shrinks the pool of low-status, risk-oriented, desperate, unmarried men – the ones who are responsible for nearly all the crimes. Fewer unmarried men means a sharp decline in rape, kidnapping, murder, assault, robbery and other social disorders. Monogamous marriage makes the world more civilized. This is what Joseph Henrich, a professor of human evolutionary biology who’s now at Harvard, argues.

    Monogamy spread because it was a competitive advantage for the societies that adopted it. Prof. Henrich did his research while he was at the University of British Columbia, and his paper, The Puzzle of Monogamous Marriage, is a robust anthropological defence of the institution. He points out that monogamy is far from “natural.” The default mode for 85 per cent of societies in human history has been polygamy – multiple wife-taking. The trouble was that polygamy created too much trouble, because a few high-status men got most of the women and the low-status men were reduced to vicious fighting over the rest.

    The main advantage of monogamy, says Prof. Henrich, is a more egalitarian distribution of women – an arrangement that also works better for women and much better for children. Instead of expanding their harems, high-status men will focus more on paternal investment. Family bonds will strengthen, and gender inequality will decrease. Men who know they can probably find a mate will become more risk averse and more patient – better citizens and better family men.

    All of this simply proves what I’ve maintained for years (to the annoyance of my bachelor friends). Unattached men can’t possibly be happy. They are irregulars. They should find someone nice and settle down. My husband laughs at me for saying this, but I am simply being scientifically correct. Single men are a menace to society.

    So as you see, the answer to “What is marriage good for?” is quite complex. All the qualities that flow from the invention of marriage as we know it – long-term planning, devotion to your children, and the cultivation of the family as the source of values and correct conduct – are the foundations of liberal society itself. They are essential to democracy. Marriage, far from being an oppressive institution, is a liberation from a Hobbesian world of social violence, and a force for gender equality.

    So listen to your mother. She’s right. Not only are you making her happy. You are saving civilization as we know it.

  147. H B Bear

    why should BJ resign when so many other philandering pollies have not?

    Good question. I’m completely ambivalent between the Betrooter resigning or being thrown out.

  148. John Constantine

    MOC mortgage choice shareprice down near half of year highs.

    Not catching this knife.

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/i-feel-like-a-caged-animal-life-inside-mortgage-broking-giant-20180604-p4zjeo.html

    If only we can sneak in another half million peasants into yarragrad this year using visas, we can drag the property population Ponzi out a bit longer.

    Comrade Pyramid Maaaates.

  149. candy

    Arky. See if you can un-resign. A few weeks of non-salary and your previous gripes against employer won’t seem so bad.

  150. Chris

    O hi Anne! Good to see you on board.

  151. notafan

    What good is monogamous marriage

    No surprises there

    Lady forgot to thank someone

  152. candy

    Big push by the Left and progrssive Libs to crush Barnaby. Best to be suspicious of why.

  153. Dave in Marybrook

    Good post, Zyco.
    Just seen our tenth wedding anniversary here in Marybrook, and we’d recommend a Christian marriage to all of our kids, friends, divorcees, and parents.

  154. RobK

    Pedro,
    Liar, liar. Pants on fire. (It is from the Grauniad, so you have to expect that they are free and easy with facts that don’t fit the narrative).
    The footnote on the article says:
    Giles Parkinson is the editor of RenewEconomy, where this article was originally published.”
    So you know it’s straight up and down!
    SA was exporting power whilst still burning expensive gas and diesel because it had to inorder for the lights to stay on. The article has so many contortions, it deserves a prize of some sort. Idiots.

  155. Stimpson J. Cat

    Single men are a menace to society.

    This is undoubtedly true, but I would argue that single women with cats are more terrifying, and this leads to the ongoing existence of single men.

  156. Rae

    Not-a-Polly might need a refresher course to re-enter public practice as a Certified Practising Accountant.

  157. thefrolickingmole

    Ive got a semi-Peterson theory.

    An enormous number of lefties are driven by personal pathologies and perversions, but rather than “clean their own room” and change themselves they fixate of trying to change the world instead.

    Vast numbers of the mad style feminists freely admit to having mental health problems, but for some insane reason instead of eing cured they take out their insecurities and madness on gender roles.

    Should mad people be denied a political voice until they are cured?

  158. calli

    Far from being an instrument of oppression, the development of monogamy was one of the great civilizing influences of Western history. The spread of monogamous marriage reduced the male-male competition over women by ensuring that (in theory, at least) there’s a woman for every man. This shrinks the pool of low-status, risk-oriented, desperate, unmarried men – the ones who are responsible for nearly all the crimes. Fewer unmarried men means a sharp decline in rape, kidnapping, murder, assault, robbery and other social disorders. Monogamous marriage makes the world more civilized.

    Odd how God’s plan for relationships is actually good for individuals and society.

    Who woulda thunk it?

  159. calli

    Can whoever left the tap running please turn it off? Enough! ☔️

  160. calli

    Stimps makes a good point. Frustrated, angry women are just as big a menace. And they’re better organised.

  161. calli

    Okay. Four in a row.

    The thread belongs to me.

  162. None

    I just resigned!
    Stick it up your arse!
    Man, I feel happy.

    Both a brave and a scary thing to do. But far better to do that then toil away in a soul destroying job and let that job destroy your best years. May your best years be ahead of you.

  163. RobK

    Monogamous marriage makes the world more civilized.
    A well written article.

  164. Mark from Melbourne

    Can whoever left the tap running please turn it off? Enough!

    Don’t stress it… you know it will never fill the dams anyway.

  165. Mark from Melbourne

    Well done Arkster.

  166. Stimpson J. Cat

    Should mad people be denied a political voice until they are cured?

    Should sane people be herded into concentration camps and imprisoned indefinitely for letting this bold new world we all inhabit come to pass through the direct result of their actions and inactions?

  167. Dave in Marybrook

    Pinkos who sneer through their cognitive dissonance can even admit that they have mental health problems, and then hoist it as a standard of depth of feelings and carry on regardless.
    Like that heavy bird who was on Q and A last night, whatever her name was.

  168. None

    You know the media at the moment is trying to usurp the voters role by trying to force Barnaby to resign. You think New England wants a third bloody election in a year? I listened to that Jon Anderson interview with Miranda this morning- it’s available on podcast – and he just basically said they should consider Sebastian future both of them Vikki and Barnaby. He said nothing about Barnaby resigning and nothing in either the context or his answer suggested that he was telling him to resign. The media’s reporting of this interview is totally and utterly scurrilous. In any case he’s going to be pushing s*** uphill because the media wants pound of flesh and they won’t let go of him until they’ve been him to a pulp. Sharri Markson for example is determined to destroy Barnaby Joyce – she can barely disguise the hatred is her voice. This despite the fact that even Natalie Joyce said she did not want Barnaby to lose his job. But hey ho nevermind that you’re dealing with real people here and real families, the media must have it’s pound of flesh.

  169. What good is monogamous marriage

    No surprises there

    Lady forgot to thank someone

    It’s another dog bites man moment.

  170. stackja

    Qantas will change its website to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese territory
    QANTAS has confirmed it will be making changes to its website based on China’s demands, in a move the White House has slammed.

  171. Rae

    the media must have it’s pound of flesh

    Not-a-Polly has had more than a pound of flesh. What does Not-a-Pollys Advisor weigh?

    And he had it at our expense. And kept it under the covers, in more ways than one.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Can whoever left the tap running please turn it off? Enough!

    Don’t knock it,calli – the Eastern Wheatbelt of the Wild West is singing out for rain!

  173. zyconoclast

    The 2016 Post-Election National Asian American

    NAAS 2016 Post-Election 67% Clinton 25% Trump
    AALDEF Exit Poll 79% Clinton 27% Trump
    National Exit Poll 65% Clinton 25% Trump

  174. Dr Fred Lenin

    I worked for myself for thirty years. Terribly demanding perfectionist boss , I couldn’t get away with anything ,had to turn up on time,and work unpaid overtime ,pretty tight with the money too,aided by his capable wife as bookkeeper .Seriously , It was a great life full of tangible acheivements ,used to get a bit of honest praise for a good job well done ,that made it all worthwhile I hope arky will find a fulfilling job to be happy in , nothing worse than a dead end job ,makes people feel futile and unhappy . Money isn’t everything ,lots of multi millionaires are miserable bastards ,can’t make relationships work .

  175. That Northern Irish couple has some gall:

    A Northern Ireland couple claims the Catholic Church is discriminating against them because of their support for abortion.

    Kevin McAteer, 32, and his fiancee Shaunagh Griffin, 36, of Newry, Northern Ireland, want to marry in the Catholic Church, but McAteer has been a vocal advocate of abortion – a serious concern for Father Damien Quigley, according to the Irish News. Only on Sunday did the couple reveal their names to the news media, the report states.

  176. Gab

    Good old Qantas. No backbone at all.

  177. zyconoclast

    First they came for white middle aged, white cyclists in London

    Then they came for…

    STIRRING THE MELTING POT
    WHY SURF CULTURE DESPERATELY NEEDS MORE DIVERSITY

  178. zyconoclast

    During the Obama administration, the FAA replaced the previous hiring standards with rules designed to increase diversity among air traffic controllers, attorney Michael Pearson said.

    “A group within the FAA, including the human resources function within the FAA — the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees — determined that the workforce was too white,” Pearson told Carlson. “They had a concerted effort through the Department of Transportation in the Obama administration to change that.”

  179. Viva

    The media’s reporting of this interview is totally and utterly scurrilous.

    Yep. The Oz described the interview as “salacious “.

    Que?

  180. Snoopy

    This is child abuse pure and simple. Lazy, lefty teachers inflict this BTN shit on kids instead of doing their job.

    Fake news and climate change: Young people debate key issues on Q&A special

    LOL, LOL

    Pinidu Chandrasekera, 16, said he felt inspired by young people in other countries who were making their voices heard.

    “We only have to go to America where kids our age are all banding together and really driving a huge movement for gun reform and I think we’ve seen it before back in the 1970s against the Vietnam war,” he said.

    The fuckwits this impressionable boy admires will set him up for a lifelong career as a trolley collector.

  181. zyconoclast

    Slovenian nationalist party set for power after winning election

    Borut Pahor said Janez Janša should be given a chance to gather a parliamentary majority after his anti-immigration Slovenian Democratic party won some 25% of the vote.

    The SDS would need to link up with at least two other parties to gain a majority. Most other parties that have made it into the 90-member parliament have ruled out a coalition with Janša because of his extremist views. They are more likely to form a centrist coalition.

  182. zyconoclast

    Matteo Salvini called for ‘common sense’ as he told Europe to ‘gives us a hand to secure our country’ in a tweet this morning.

    He warned the EU: ‘The landings and the reception of hundreds of thousands of ‘non-refugees’ can not continue to be an Italian problem only. Either Europe gives us a hand to secure our country, or we will have to choose other routes.’

  183. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I worked for myself for thirty years. Terribly demanding perfectionist boss , I couldn’t get away with anything ,had to turn up on time,and work unpaid overtime ,pretty tight with the money too,aided by his capable wife as bookkeeper .

    I’m just remembering the old joke in agriculture – telephone survey mob rang, one day

    Usual burst about the size of the property, what we crop, how many sheep..

    “Do you use contract labor” “Yes, shearing, fencing, tree planting are all done by contractors.”

    “Any full time employees?” “Yes, there’s a full time farmhand.”

    “Any others?” “Yes, there’s the idiot around the place. He gets fifty bucks a week pocket money, and a bottle of good Scotch every week. He gets to sleep with my wife on special occasions. He works all the hours God made, and does all the jobs no – one else wants to do.”

    “Oh. Who would be so badly off, as to do a job like that?”

    “You’re talking to him. I’m the idiot that owns the place.”

  184. Senile Old Guy

    Professor of education at the University of Sydney, Anthony Welch, said that a local intake to selective schools could ensure they better reflect the wider population. “What we know about those schools is that they’re increasingly selective not merely in academic terms but in social terms too,” Professor Welch said. “Having a wider intake and more mixed classes would improve equity.” Professor Welch said selective schools also impact nearby comprehensive schools. “They cream off all the high-achieving kids from the whole area, so the impact on neighbouring schools is quite the opposite,” he said.

    Opponents of selective schools have been making this claim for decades. High-achieving students should be stuck in classes with less able students for “equity”? There is little evidence that this is good for anyone. But it’s a popular left wing idea.

  185. Notafan;

    having a baby makes the difference?

    Refusing to abort the child apparently makes a big difference.
    That’s what it looks like to me.

  186. Snoopy

    STIRRING THE MELTING POT
    WHY SURF CULTURE DESPERATELY NEEDS MORE DIVERSITY

    That reminds me. What happened to our crack Muslima lifeguard squads? I must ask when a SLSA chugger next bails me up.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2728847, posted on June 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Okay. Four in a row.

    The thread belongs to me.

    Really?

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Five is the new four

  189. WHY SURF CULTURE DESPERATELY NEEDS MORE DIVERSITY

    This will be news to Hawaiians, Japanese, Chilean surfers, for instance.

  190. Senile Old Guy

    Labor’s spokesman for education Jihad Dib said that he supports opening up selective schools but is also pushing for more selective streams in comprehensive schools. “Opening up selective schools to students who are otherwise excluded will ensure they’ve got the opportunity to go to a high-performing school,” Mr Dib said.

    They are high performing because they are selective. If they stop being selective, they will not be high performing.

  191. Andreas

    High-achieving students should be stuck in classes with less able students for “equity”?

    I once had a leftist claim to me that having bright hard-working students in with less able students is good because it improves the performance of the less able students. Leftists have no clue how the world works.

  192. Makka

    I once had a leftist claim to me that having bright hard-working students in with less able students is good because it improves the performance of the less able students. Leftists have no clue how the world works.

    Comrade, to the left, a class is clearly a collective. Not a group of individuals with differing aspirations and potentials.

  193. notafan

    And the ‘high performing’ students will no longer seek entry to selective schools

    Some no doubt will have parents who will cough up for private schools fees

    could anyone be dumber than Jihad Dib

    wanna bet it is is lazy muslims who want their children to get an easy ride into ‘selective schools’?

  194. DrBeauGan

    Major Boulton looks nothing like that. She’s very petite.

    She must be very brave. Look at all those medals she has.

  195. Senile Old Guy

    Wikipedia:

    Jihad Dib (born 1973) is an Australian politician who was elected at the 2015 New South Wales state election to the Legislative Assembly as the member for Lakemba representing the Australian Labor Party. He is the first Muslim MP to represent the Lakemba seat[3]—which has the highest proportion of Muslims in NSW[4]—and the first Muslim MP in the NSW lower house.[5]

  196. Pedro the Ignorant

    “Jihad Dib”?

    For a minute I thought you were taking the mickey, but Mr Google assures me that is a real person, and a Labor politician to boot.

    I bet he has fun checking in at the airport. 🙂

  197. Pedro the Ignorant

    Snap, SOG.

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    Labor’s spokesman for education Jihad Dib said that he supports opening up selective schools but is also pushing for more selective streams in comprehensive schools. “Opening up selective schools to students who are otherwise excluded will ensure they’ve got the opportunity to go to a high-performing school,” Mr Dib said.

    OK, this guy is either a terrorist or a character from Dune. He wins most ridiculous name of the week either way.
    Asians shouldn’t have to go to school with stupid lazy White kids.

  199. Chris

    I bet he has fun checking in at the airport. 🙂

    I hope he has fun checking in at the airport.

  200. Boambee John

    SOG at 1427

    There is little evidence that this is good for anyone. But it’s a popular left wing idea.

    Like most fascist left ideas, useless.

  201. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Don’t lie Stimpmeter, we all know your wife wears the pants in your house.

    at least she can fit in a pair of pants

  202. Snoopy

    A defiant Queensland coach Kevin Walters has insisted Dane Gagai will play in the opening State of Origin match despite the Maroons’ preparations being thrown into disarray after the winger suffered a compound dislocation of his finger.

  203. H B Bear

    What the Beetrooter needs is a good media advisor.

  204. Snoopy

    Don’t lie Stimpmeter, we all know your wife wears the pants in your house.

    Another day, another rake.

  205. notafan

    The Dib family is quite well known in old Sydney town

    a boxer

    a police (ex)

    a double murderer

    just your typical happy go lucky islamic family

  206. Diogenes

    There is little evidence that this is good for anyone. But it’s a popular left wing idea.

    Like most fascist left ideas, useless.

    And bring everybody down to the lowest common denominator

  207. egg_

    What the Beetrooter needs is a good media advisor.

    Even the Betoota Advocate’s unimpressed with the Beetrooter.

  208. egg_

    Don’t lie Stimpmeter, we all know your wife wears the pants in your house.

    M0nster wears the skirt in his?

  209. Baldrick

    Oh please make it so …

    Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz steps down amid rumours of presidential bid
    Starbucks Corp’s Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman of the coffee company he helped transform into a global brand, and says public service may be in his future.
    Mr Schultz, 64, endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the last presidential election and has sometimes deflected questions about whether he will run for office.
    “I’ll be thinking about a range of options for myself, from philanthropy to public service, but I’m a long way from knowing what the future holds,” he said in a letter to employees.
    Speculation has swirled for years that Mr Schultz might run for president.
    While not addressing the question directly, he told The New York Times that he was considering politics and that “for some time now, I have been deeply concerned about our country — the growing division at home and our standing in the world.”

    The demented Leftard loon has transformed Starbucks into a laughing stock of political correctness that serves shit coffee.

  210. Fisky

    Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz steps down amid rumours of presidential bid

    This virtue-signalling dickhead claimed he was going to hire “10,000 refugees” to work as baristas. Did anyone follow up on whether he went through with that, or was it total B.S.?

  211. H B Bear

    No wonder good satire is dead.

  212. Stimpson J. Cat

    This virtue-signalling dickhead claimed he was going to hire “10,000 refugees” to work as baristas. Did anyone follow up on whether he went through with that, or was it total B.S.?

    They were already on the books Fisk.
    It’s where he got the number from.

  213. Some History

    … he is a victim

    Dill Clinton: “Apologize? Apologize?!? Are you kidding me? I’m still waiting for her to send me a new cigar”.

  214. Senile Old Guy

    There is little evidence that this is good for anyone. But it’s a popular left wing idea.

    Like most fascist left ideas, useless.

    And bring everybody down to the lowest common denominator

    Yes! Everyone wins or no-one wins.

  215. Makka

    A defiant Queensland coach Kevin Walters has insisted Dane Gagai will play in the opening State of Origin match despite the Maroons’ preparations being thrown into disarray after the winger suffered a compound dislocation of his finger.

    Where TF is Darius Boyd, Kevvie???

  216. BrettW

    Seems the current Labor talking point is about One Nation voting with the Govt 90% of the time.

    Wonder if Labor has the voting record for how often the Greens vote with Labor ?

  217. Stimpson J. Cat

    Don’t lie Stimpmeter, we all know your wife wears the pants in your house.

    This is because I knocked back your job application to my new business, Stimpys Big Cucks For Bucks, isn’t it?
    I’m sorry but Marriage is a sacred institution and I refuse to let you throw yours away on a random donut sugar high-infused whim.
    Get back to work.

  218. Fisky:

    This virtue-signalling dickhead claimed he was going to hire “10,000 refugees” to work as baristas. Did anyone follow up on whether he went through with that, or was it total B.S.?

    He is going to be so embarrassed when he finds out that none of the refugees wanted jobs, they just wanted handouts.

  219. Makka

    This virtue-signalling dickhead claimed he was going to hire “10,000 refugees” to work as baristas. Did anyone follow up on whether he went through with that, or was it total B.S.?

    Trump is praying he gets nominated. Open borders is clearly going to be a big vote winner.

  220. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Jihad Dib (born 1973) is an Australian politician who was elected at the 2015 New South Wales state election to the Legislative Assembly as the member for Lakemba representing the Australian Labor Party. He is the first Muslim MP to represent the Lakemba seat[3]—which has the highest proportion of Muslims in NSW[4]—and the first Muslim MP in the NSW lower house.[5]

    what else do you call a muslim politician other than a jihad

  221. Is it just me, or is the world coalescing into a huge ball of Leftard snot?

  222. Boambee John

    DrBeauGan
    #2728897, posted on June 5, 2018 at 2:47 pm
    Major Boulton looks nothing like that. She’s very petite.

    She must be very brave. Look at all those medals she has.

    Plenty of men spent two years or more in infantry battalions on the Western Front and came home with just two.

  223. Senile Old Guy

    Why aren’t young people listened to? Are kids doing enough to pressure adults to address climate change? And how do you combat fake news? These were just some of the questions tackled by the first ever Behind the News Q&A kids panel on the ABC. Six young Australians aged between 13 and 19 formed the panel to debate some of the biggest issues facing their generation, watched by an audience filled with children, some as young as eight.

    Why would I pay attention to the views of ignorant kids?

  224. Bruce in WA

    Forty years ago today, Mrs BiWA and I decided there was something good between us and we would become a couple.

    Been some ups and downs, laughter and tears, a wedding 7 years later, sad events and happy times, kids and grandkids — but always we have been and done everything together. We enjoy just being in each other’s company. We draw strength from that. I hope it continues for a long time yet.

  225. Leigh Lowe

    Some History

    #2728919, posted on June 5, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    … he is a victim

    Dill Clinton: “Apologize? Apologize?!? Are you kidding me? I’m still waiting for her to send me a new cigar”.

    I saw a snippet of that this morning (I couldn’t play the link posted above).
    The fact that the semi-retired lech doesn’t see the need to apologise is not surprising.
    What is surprising is that he is being asked about it at all.

  226. Bruce in WA

    Why would I pay attention to the views of ignorant kids prats, no matter their age?

    FIFY

  227. calli

    Congratulations Bruce. Many more to come. It just gets better.

  228. Peter Castieau

    Well done Bruce.

    Happy Anniversary.

  229. Boambee John

    Bruce in WA
    #2728931, posted on June 5, 2018 at 3:37 pm
    Forty years ago today, Mrs BiWA and I decided there was something good between us and we would become a couple.

    Our 44th Anniversary is later this month.

  230. Bruce in WA

    Elderly to lose Qld caravan park homes

    Queensland’s housing minister has attacked the Gold Coast City Council over plans to evict elderly residents from a council-owned caravan park.

    Mick de Brenni has met with permanent residents of the Kirra Beach Tourist Park who’ve been told they will have to move out to make way for tourists.

    The council has given them 10 years’ notice, but the minister says people who’ve called the park home for years are distressed.

    “All the residents I met were elderly pensioners, and they’re desperately worried about where they’re going to live in the future,” Mr de Brenni told AAP.

    “Many don’t have much family around at all, and there are limited options for them to move – they just deserve some security over where they’re going to live.”

    Residents were experiencing “crippling anxiety” with many having invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into their homes, he said.

    He also questioned the council’s motives, suggesting the caravans could be eliminated to make way for a future development.

    “Is this about making the park more profitable, or is there some other motivation,” Mr de Brenni asked.

    “Is this about developing this land into something completely different? Do they have plans for a shopping centre, or something else?”

    The Gold Coast City Council rejected the minister’s suggestions, and said the decision was about growing the tourism industry.

    “The park will be returned to a true tourist park as its name suggests,” a council spokesperson told AAP.

    “This will also allow the site, in the long term, to be made potentially available for the benefit of other community uses.”

    The spokesperson said no resident would be forced out before 10 years.

    The decision is a part of a broader policy across all council-managed tourist parks to phase out permanent residents.

    The Oz — paywalled

  231. Zyconoclast

    Howard Schultz, architect of modern Starbucks, to step down as executive chairman

    Schultz’s latest leadership transition sparked speculation about his potential political plans: He has been a supporter of former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during her bid for president. Some have already questioned whether he would pursue his own presidential run.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/04/howard-schultz-architect-of-modern-starbucks-to-step-down-as-executive-chair-and-from-the-board.html

  232. Makka

    Congrats Bruce. Enjoy the day.

  233. Baldrick

    Congratulations BiWA and Mrs.BiWA 🎉🍻

  234. Stimpson J. Cat

    Forty years ago today

    Congratulations.

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