Open Forum: June 9, 2018

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  1. C.L.

    Shorten in black hat.

    The goodie never wears a black hat.
    Only Chris in The Magnificent Seven ever pulled off that paradox.

    I knew Chris.
    Chris was a friend of mine.
    Mr Shorten, you’re no Chris.

  2. H B Bear

    One good thing if Peanut Head makes it through to be the next PM is he will provide plenty of LOLs. R-G-R was an absolute clusterfvck but they did the same. There is a price to be paid however.

  3. C.L.

    What the hell?

    Aussie Alexander Downer from Spygate Involved in Sale of Australian Uranium to Same Russian Company that Purchased Uranium One.

    There he is, signing it over in front of Putin and Howard.

    Kind of odd that there is an ‘investigation’ under way looking at collusion with Russia, set off by uranium-to-Russia salesman Downer and run by uranium-to-Russia delivery man Mueller.

  4. Cold-Hands

    The big question arising from the Wallabies Test is why did Michael Cheika have an Asian “Waving Cat” in the room behind the Coaches’ Box?

  5. JC

    Albert

    You’re posting a propaganda video from InfoWars, FFS.

    The commenter was holding up the idiot leader of the Five Star Movement’s comment that hence forth they won’t use GDP growth as a measure for Italy’s economic health. The country’s debt is 140% of GDP, so he’s actually encouraging further impoverishment, you moron.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    If RM Williams had any decency and self respect, they would run ads distancing themselves from the xunts in Canberra who wear their gear.

  7. JC

    It’s 50% owned by LVMH, Artisite. WTF do you expect?

  8. C.L.

    Finally
    Pope Francis at last realises that civilisation is under attack and could be destroyed from within …

    Pope warns oil executives: Climate change may ‘destroy civilization’.

    By oil.

    “We know that the challenges facing us are interconnected,” he said, according to Reuters. “If we are to eliminate poverty and hunger … the more than one billion people without electricity today need to gain access to it.”

    But that energy should also be clean, by a reduction in the systematic use of fossil fuels,” he added.

    So then: poor people need electricity to survive but the pope is happy for them to go on suffering until magic renewables provide base-load power for all 1 billion of them.

  9. jupes

    That take by Folau was freakish.
    Normal rugby players simply cannot run, jump and catch a ball with outstretched hands looking backwards while under attack from defenders.

    It’s amazing what a couple of years in the AFL can do.

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If RM Williams had any decency and self respect, they would run ads distancing themselves from the xunts in Canberra who wear their gear.

    Back in the day, I saw Kevin Rudd, in his brand new R.M. Williams gear, standing in the middle of a wheat paddock, near Cunderdin, promising the Western Australian wheat growers that they wouldn’t suffer as a result of the “oil for food scandal.” The photographer waited until Rudd was waving away the flies before any footage was shot. Krudd threw the Western Australian growers under a bus, and did the American wheat industries dirty work for them.

  11. DrBeauGan

    C.L.
    #2732512, posted on June 9, 2018 at 11:26 pm
    Finally …
    Pope Francis at last realises that civilisation is under attack and could be destroyed from within …

    Pope warns oil executives: Climate change may ‘destroy civilization’.

    By oil.

    Another one whose brain has been eaten by pink blobs from outer space. It’s the most reasonable explanation. It’s either that or he’s an ignorant idiot wh has been brainwashed along with the entire political class outside China and the Trump administration.

  12. egg_

    Pope warns oil executives: Climate change may ‘destroy civilization’.

    And pigs may fly.

  13. jupes

    Pope warns oil executives: Climate change may ‘destroy civilization’.

    Nothing has done more to improve the standard of living and reduce pollution on planet earth than fossil fuels. Nothing.

    The brain dead idiocy of the elite class of people of this century is beyond precedence. We belong to stupidest generation of people to ever walk the earth.

    I’m ashamed.

  14. JC

    Hey Rones, did you throw a meat pie at him like you claimed you threw a Gough Whitlam?

  15. DrBeauGan

    The brain dead idiocy of the elite class of people of this century is beyond precedence. We belong to stupidest generation of people to ever walk the earth.

    Either the leaders of the world are consumed by unprecedented stupidity or their brains have been eaten by evil blobs from outer space. It’s a tough call which is more likely.

  16. JC

    This exactly demonstrates what’s wrong with Tony Abbott.

    Ramsay Centre has Tony Abbott to blame for ANU’s rejection

    Peter Van Onselen
    Contributing Editor

    The first rule of trying to seal a deal is to give the other party an excuse to say yes, not an excuse to say no. Which brings us to the Australian National University’s decision to reject the Ramsay Centre-sponsored course on Western civilisation.

    The excuse to say yes was the money, plain and simple. The centre was offering millions of dollars and, yes, there was internal opposition at ANU — which, according to the latest world university ­rankings released this week, has maintained its status as Australia’s No 1 university.

    But the excuse for vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt to say yes was compelling — in an era when funding for higher education isn’t what it once was, here was a chance to lock in long-term funding for a course Schmidt had some sympathy for. As do I. When the Ramsay Centre was announced I contacted its chairman, John Howard, to voice my support. I’ve spent my working lifetime as an academic promoting democratic principles derived from Western civilisation. Many of my writings on this page have done the same, just as I equally have condemned dictatorships and totalitarian ­regimes that don’t ascribe to Western democratic values.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/ramsay-centre-has-tony-abbott-to-blame-for-anus-rejection/news-story/a4c3492df737ee7c010436203d3dcb29

    There have been several comments and pieces accusing Abbott of causing the deal to teach Western civ since the proposal was rejected.

    Abbott should have torn this bullshit apart, but he remains silent. He never fights back allowing these dishonest miscreants to have to last word. He doesn’t understand the power of escalation. He could have hit the ball right out of the park.. but no. He ends up looking like a scared loser.

  17. zyconoclast

    That take by Folau was freakish.
    Normal rugby players simply cannot run, jump and catch a ball with outstretched hands looking backwards while under attack from defenders.

    It’s amazing what a couple of years in the AFL can do.

    Plenty of pre-AFL arial magic from Folau.

  18. zyconoclast

    This exactly demonstrates what’s wrong with Tony Abbott.

    If the fascist elite wanted to create a false conservative icon, supporter of western civilization, deeply religious man to distract the masses then Tony Abbott would be it.

  19. C.L.

    Just in from the G7 …
    This is the best I’ve ever seen Trump …
    He starts by bashing the CNN reporter and that’s gold.
    But what follows is the most brilliant answer on trade and deficits and allies ever given by a US President:

  20. Mark A

    Bronisława Wajs.

    Life.

    Bronisława Wajs, commonly known by her Romani name Papusza, was one of the most famous Romani poets ever known.

    Although on one hand the poem made Papusza known for the first time among the Polish audience, on the other the interview and, above all, the Romani-Polish minidictionary attached to it, caused a negative turn in the poet’s life, as she was accused of revealing the secrets of her native culture to the gadjos.

    The Roma community soon began to regard Papusza as a traitor, threatening her and calling her names, either for revealing the details of the Romani language, culture, customs and common law, or for her contacts with gadjos,

    —————————-
    Utter tosh, the secrets of the gypsy way of life are even less of a secret than that of the Freemasons’
    Only those uninterested don’t know about it.
    Which is most of us.

    There are Roma/Gypsy dictionaries to every major European language.

    They hated and despised her?
    That I can believe, but that hatred is the same as any renegade labor or union member has directed against them.
    The hatred of the mob against the individual for leaving the tribe.

  21. JC

    Sounds like an excellent idea

    President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the Group of Seven industrialized nations to become a “tariff-free” trade zone, ahead of his departure from this year’s summit.

    In a solo press conference in La Malbaie, Quebec, Mr. Trump said the group should be free of tariffs, subsidies and other trade barriers. He dismissed suggestions of tensions between him and his G-7 counterparts, following his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from some of America’s closest allies.

    “I will say it was not contentious,” he said. “What was strong was the language that this cannot go on.”

  22. None

    The story gets worse. After I questioned ANU about its new policy last week, its Senior Communications Officer, Aaron Walker, mistakenly emailed me a message he had sent to his boss. Walker described me as making a ‘high risk query’ that was ‘hostile towards the university’. How’s that for impartiality from a publicly-funded body? My fate was the same as the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. I was too risky to deal with, having questioned the political agenda of ANU’s leftist cabal.

    Mark Latham in the Spec. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/lathams-law-52/

  23. None

    I can’t believe this smarmy CNN reporter inferred that Trump preferred fat boy to sorting out the American economy.

  24. None

    PVO writing another Abbott bashing piece. *yawn * He’s like Niki Savva without the fringe.

  25. Zatara

    President Trump on Saturday challenged G7 leaders to make the G7 a tariff free and subsidy free zone.

    You’ve got to love him. He gets the world all spun up and screaming about a trade war, then hits them with a REAL free trade proposal.

    Heads are spinning all over the world tonight.

  26. Farmer Gez

    The ABC are leading with a 2012 mission in Afghanistan that supposedly killed villagers.
    All men we are told, armed and one a spotter for the Taliban.
    This is why the Left can’t play competitive sport. They tackle their own team.

  27. Farmer Gez

    Bond girl, 90 year old Eunice Gayson has died. From the days when actresses were beautiful and nobody knew their politics.

  28. Farmer Gez

    While I’m at it. The media painting the EU as the white knight in free trade has to be the biggest farce of all time. We were outright banned from selling meat or grain to them for decades. Young Euro farm kids who come to work at harvest time cannot believe we survive with no government payouts for production.

  29. Farmer Gez

    Off to load vetch hay heading to central NSW. It’ll take the truckie nine hours to get there. I wouldn’t drive a truck for a living.

  30. egg_

    I can only assume that we’re saddled with unfit retards such as Payne & Beazley, and ditto top brass IME, as we’re afforded the protection of a massive island continent, virtually a land sea; generously ranked at no. 11 military power in the region on paper, whereas the ‘hordes to the North’ are ranked at no. 7.

    We punch way above our weight in the technology world, but lack in may others IMO, the political preference given to same is an indicator.

  31. “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
    if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.
    There may even be a worse case.
    You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
    ― Winston S. Churchill

    The final case is on the horizon and coming closer.

  32. calli

    Caught that smarmy commentator inferring Pocock won the match for the Wallabies last night. It’s a wonder the screen is in one piece.

    Calli Man of the Match – Israel Folau.

    But, unlike our vile press, I must declare my bias.

  33. struth

    You’ve got to love him. He gets the world all spun up and screaming about a trade war, then hits them with a REAL free trade proposal.

    Heads are spinning all over the world tonight.

    Channel seven took a still shot of Merkel standing over Trump and talked utter shit for five minutes about the summit.
    If you relied on them for your news you would come away thinking Trump had been read the riot act by Europe, caused endless problems and blames the rest of the world for his own domestic problems.

    They are into hyperdrive and shit scared that this bloke may be looked at with anything other than distain here in the Socialist Peepull’s “Communidy” of Hivisistan.

  34. struth

    I wouldn’t drive a truck for a living.

    You don’t know what your missing out on.
    Apparently feminists do.

  35. struth

    YOU’RE …………………………ffs

  36. stackja

    Father accused of stabbing son to death had been treated at two mental health facilities
    AVA BENNY-MORRISON, CRIME REPORTER, The Sunday Telegraph
    June 10, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    A FATHER accused of stabbing his five-year-old son to death had fronted up at a Sydney hospital two days earlier worried about his mental stability. But for reasons that are not yet clear, he was not admitted.

    The man, who has not been identified, allegedly murdered his son on Friday, stabbing him repeatedly as he lay in bed. He was arrested soon after.

    Police will allege he waited until his partner left their home in Carlingford, in Sydney’s northwest, before attacking their son.

    During a lengthy police interview he told officers he believed his son was “the devil”.

    In recent months the 36-year-old man had been treated at two mental health facilities.

    Police have been told that on Wednesday he went voluntarily to Hornsby Hospital seeking treatment.

    A Northern Sydney Local Health District spokeswoman said yesterday: “This is a shocking tragedy and Northern Sydney Local Health District extends its condolences to the family and friends of this little boy.

    Another Richmond Report ‘success’.

  37. Eyrie

    Can we have a push for equal numbers of women driving trucks? Physical strength isn’t an issue with power steering and brakes.
    Didn’t think so.

  38. calli

    Channel seven took a still shot of Merkel standing over Trump and talked utter shit for five minutes about the summit.

    And then they had Suttor on jowling and dribbling. This is the photo they used with the BBC numbers still on it. I think we know who the seated bloke is, and the cranky hausfrau scold.

  39. struth

    Can we have a push for equal numbers of women driving trucks? Physical strength isn’t an issue with power steering and brakes.

    The loading and chaining down, straps and bars, and tarps etc, plus the washing and mechanical work could all be done by the terrible sex they send to war to die in their thousands to protect them, and they still won’t do it.

    One thing you used to notice when we had industry i9n this country, as a truck driver coming into cities in the mornings……………………………
    the early starters in their cars were all men and the women went to the office in the later traffic jam of lipsticking in mirrors etc.

  40. Eyrie

    So next time some blithering bint wants equal numbers of women on company boards we keep pushing the line that there should be equal numbers of heavy transport drivers.

  41. struth

    Heavy transport driving has been designated to towel head immigrants of the non solid shitting variety.
    The only people allowed to go to work in safety sandals and turbans, and hi vis night gowns.

    The old, experienced white males who spent a life time gaining the experience required to navigate a hundred tonnes down our decayed road system with drug fucked arseholes and young girls who can’t take their eyes off their phones hurtling toward them as moths to a flame, must move aside, or be hounded from their cabins by enthusiastic scalies and cops who also seem to be the inbred monobrow sandal wearing stars of Australia’s bright future…………………or female (I think, who knows?)

  42. egg_

    Caught that smarmy commentator inferring Pocock won the match for the Wallabies last night.

    Too bad the crunt didn’t “become part of the machinery” in the Hunter Valley.

  43. egg_

    the terrible sex they send to war

    The Deplorable gender?

  44. BrettW

    Perhaps the TWU are missing out on an opportunity to inflate their membership numbers again. They could announce they have got more female members and magically increase their member numbers just in time for the next Labor conference. This could be done by giving membership to all wives and partners of current male members.

  45. EvilElvis

    You don’t need to be at the pointy end of any industry, like truck driving, to be in the industry. Women predominantly fill most positions born from legislation or government. Human resources, occupational health and safety etc etc. Non productive positions required by the state who’s only real purpose is emasculation and harassment of the productive workers.

  46. Caught that smarmy commentator inferring Pocock won the match for the Wallabies last night. It’s a wonder the screen is in one piece.

    Calli Man of the Match – Israel Folau.

    That is the megaphone of Australia’s urban bugman class.

  47. EvilElvis

    Why drive a truck when you can lord it over multiple truckies, all under the safe, warm blanket of legislation with the states backing.

  48. struth

    It’s always slow on a Sunday Morning.
    You can come in and bomb the site with comments as fellow cats gobble their blood pressure tablets and sit down to put themselves through insiders.
    We should call it Q&Atis.
    A disease completely curable if not exposed to the virus.

  49. Tom

    Justify is an even money favourite to become only the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown with the running of the third leg. the 150th Belmont Stakes, at Belmont Park in New York at 8.46am AEST this morning, after winning the first two legs, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (Louisville, KY) on May 6 and the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico (Baltimore, MD) on May 19. TV coverage on Foxtel channel 526.

  50. Bruce of Newcastle

    Channel seven took a still shot of Merkel standing over Trump and talked utter shit for five minutes about the summit.

    Merkel’s government has found another way to destroy the EU.

    German minister urges jobless fund, tax to bolster euro

    Germany’s finance minister is urging bolder steps to strengthen the 19-country euro currency union by setting up a fund to help member states suddenly hit with high unemployment, and by laying the foundations for a European Union-wide tax system.

    Finance Minister Olaf Scholz made his proposals in an interview with Der Spiegel magazine made public Saturday. The ideas take a step toward those of France’s President Emmanuel Macron, who has called for wide-ranging actions to strengthen the EU, and surpass more modest proposals from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Scholz, who is also Merkel’s vice chancellor, advocated a eurozone “reinsurance” fund that would loan money to countries that are hit by an economic crisis and have higher jobless benefit costs. He also called for a tax on financial transactions as the beginning of an EU-wide system of tax collection.

    If there is one way to see the Poms out of the EU rapidly it is to put in an EU wide Tobin Tax. Finance types will move to London like fleeing rats.

    Admittedly Scholz is from the nutty left SPD which is junior party in the grand coalition.

  51. stackja

    Child abuse survivors now allowed to sue churches
    LINDA SILMALIS, Chief Reporter, The Sunday Telegraph
    June 10, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    THOUSANDS of child abuse survivors will finally be given the power to sue churches and other institutions for damages under a sweeping overhaul of civil litigation laws.

    Institutions will also no longer be able to distance themselves from the actions of so-called “non-employees” such as volunteers and paedophile priests under the new laws.

    At the same time, survivors will be given the upper hand in cases against churches with the government to ­reverse the onus of proof and require organisations to prove they took reasonable precautions to prevent the abuse.

    NSW’s new abortion law treads an Orwellian path
    Miranda Devine
    June 10, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    LAST week a Coalition government in NSW twice acted to curtail our freedoms.

    First came new hate speech laws which hand identity politics the weapon of three years in jail for anyone who uses words which “incite violence” on the grounds of race, religion, LGBTQI identity or HIV/AIDS status.

    Even worse, early Friday morning, a bill co-sponsored by National Party MLC Trevor Khan and the Labor Party makes it a criminal act, punishable by jail, to offend anyone within a 150 exclusion zone around an abortion clinic or GP clinic or hospital where abortions might be sought.

    It was backed by premier Gladys Berejiklian and Nationals leader John Barilaro.

    Abortion aside, it is a dangerously illiberal law, so broad it criminalises “silent praying” at unknown locations. A nun or a Christian wearing a crucifix unwittingly strolling past a hidden abortion clinic could be committing a crime if someone takes offence.

  52. stackja

    Tom
    #2732568, posted on June 10, 2018 at 8:28 am
    Justify is an even money favourite to become only the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown with the running of the third leg. the 150th Belmont Stakes, at Belmont Park in New York at 8.46am AEST this morning, after winning the first two legs, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (Louisville, KY) on May 6 and the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico (Baltimore, MD) on May 19. TV coverage on Foxtel channel 526.

    Sky Sports Radio for non-Foxtel people.

  53. egg_

    The Scrote was on ABC Breakfast during the week saying that they are now over the Barnababy and were focusing on the policy platform – $6 p.a. on Tampons was it, Bawwie?
    How much is ruinables costing us to meet the BS UN agenda?
    Wifey visit any wind farms on “Back Roads”?

  54. stackja

    Piers Akerman: Lefty unis worship the cult of delusion
    PIERS AKERMAN, The Sunday Telegraph
    June 10, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    LIKE academic limbo dancers, a number of those running our major universities have shown they can always bend even lower to avoid acknowledging the obvious benefits of the Western civilisation that supports and protects them.

    How they must despise the society that gives them the freedom to bray their venomous garbage and poison the minds of our children.

    In their little taxpayer-funded echo chambers they stand before adolescents and proclaim themselves to be cultural warriors, yet in reality they are pusillanimous pissants who cower before the brilliance of the Enlightenment philosophers who fought the real battles for freedom.

    Like the muttering mob in the Monty Python movie who mumbled “What did the Romans ever do for us?”, these craven cowards decry the Western canon which, for all the faults readily admitted, is the bedrock of the society that gave the world the academic forums in which debate was once encouraged. Now, just one voice is permitted. That of the left.

    The philosophy that permeates the institutions is that of Marx, who found refuge in the UK to set down his self-­destructive theory. Since that time, at the hands of those who follow Marxist theory like the gowned-up pygmies prattling in university common rooms, 100 million people have been murdered in the past 100 years.

    They died in cruel purges aimed specifically at people who did not share the regime’s ideas. No wonder Mao coffee mugs are all the go in the uni common rooms.

  55. stackja

    To this day, on campuses everywhere his ideologically blinded followers wear T-shirts bearing Marx’s image — and those of Lenin, Stalin and that other great mass murderer Mao. These people were losers. Their deluded disciples failed. Those they ruled they crushed. Those they had power over died by the hundreds, then thousands, then millions.

    When former prime minister John Howard, one of the world’s most respected elder statesmen, offered funding for scholarships associated with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, the vice-chancellor of the Australian National University, Brian Schmidt, collapsed before the ideological bullies of the education union and rejected the money.

    And Schmidt had the temerity, the chutzpah, to use “academic autonomy” as a fig leaf.

    Such risible moral piety from this Nobel laureate deserves another award, an Oscar.

    His university hosts a Centre for Arab and Islamic studies bankrolled by the United Arab Emirates and the governments of Iran and Turkey without a murmur from the so-called ­academics.

    Like Sydney University, it employs activists who frequently publish articles supportive of a Palestine state and Iran, who welcome lectures on “deconstructing the extremist narrative” and “Islamophobia in post-communist Europe”, and guest speakers whose sole schtick is being anti-Trump.

    Last year the ANU chancellor, garrulous Gareth Evans, the blowhard former Labor foreign minister, even led a delegation to Iran, the premier sponsor of international terrorism, in what was billed as the “first round of the Australia-Iran dialogue” after a 10-year suspension.

    Our academics are happy to trouser cash (and ideology) from some of the most savage opponents of democracy, from nations which keep women under mattress covers and murder homosexuals, but they can’t abide the notion that Western thought should be studied, promoted even, on their campuses.

  56. Entropy

    Things to do, Struth. Things to do.

  57. stackja

    On Friday, Nick Riemer, a pro-Palestine activist and Sydney University lecturer in English and linguistics, circulated a letter signed by about 100 academics who whined that they were “strongly opposed” to the university entering into any arrangement with the Ramsay Centre, claiming it would pose a risk to academic freedom.

    They accused the centre of propagating a “conservative, culturally essentialist, and Eurocentric vision”, and claimed its program embodied “chauvinistic, Western essentialism”.

    “Paul Ramsay could simply have donated funds to support existing humanities teaching in Australia, here or elsewhere. The fact he chose not to do so shows that his intention was more than simply fostering university study of Western intellectual and cultural traditions, within the standing norms of academic independence,” they said.

    Ramsay, who created a highly successful healthcare organisation, was an admirable Australian who fervently wished to give something back to the society which presented him with the opportunity to prosper.

    The foundation’s board is drawn from the ranks of those who have made major contributions to contemporary Australia. Kim Beazley, a former opposition leader — and one of the last of the honest and upright Labor leaders — was a founding member of the board until he was appointed Governor of Western Australia.

    A thoroughly decent man, a former Rhodes scholar, a former ambassador to Washington, Beazley thoroughly understood the need for a philanthropic scholarly body like the Ramsay Centre.

  58. stackja

    Notwithstanding the solid credentials of the centre and its mission, the ANU showed it is totally bereft of the sort of intellectual courage that true ­heroes require to fight history’s biggest wars.

    The craven capitulation of what purports to be Australia’s academic elite in the face of the mob is beyond shameful.

    It makes a mockery of free speech and academic freedom.

    Over the past century, totalitarian leaders exiled those who challenged the party dogma to gulags and re-education camps so their thinking would be marshalled along politically correct lines.

    In Australia, we just send those who test the leftist orthodoxy to universities, sure in the knowledge that the young will be forced to support the groupthink or suffer the wrath of the Marxists in charge.

    In their little taxpayer-funded echo chambers they stand before adolescents and proclaim themselves to be cultural warriors, yet in reality they are pusillanimous pissants who cower before the brilliance of the Enlightenment philosophers who fought the real battles for freedom.

  59. Entropy

    Ackerman forgot the ubiquitous Ché tshirts.

  60. Rae

    Daily Telegraph – Pocock Stars in Wallabies Win

    DAVID POCOCK

    Utterly brilliant. Everywhere in defence. Avoided Irish stifling and poor refereeing for some big steals. Match-sealing try.

  61. pete m

    Pocock was easily man of match – deserves credit when it is due.

    Falua played well. Our kicker sucked bigly.

    ————–

    classic “hold my beer” moment with kids this morning.

    youngest playing ipad game bragging about her high score to big sister.

    Big sister has next go and promptly beats it.

    All I can think as she passes the ipad back to little sister is “hold my beer” – lol.

  62. egg_

    I was hoping that the ‘cock wasn’t match fit and would tear a thigh muscle – there’s hope yet.

  63. Empire 5:5

    Despite unprecedented negative coverage from the mockingbird media, 45 continues to defy their propaganda and win the support of his fellow Americans.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/trump-approval-rating-better-than-obama-and-reagan-at-same-point-in-their-presidencies/

    Tax cuts, deregulation and real employment growth will do that.

    #winning

  64. woolfe

    Suicide is the ultimate selfish act leaving your good friends and children wounded for life. Strange my comment did not pass muster in the Paywallian!

  65. Tom

    FOOTY fans at last night’s AFL match at Etihad Stadium were told to use toilets that “best fits your gender identity or expression.’’

    In what is believed to be an AFL first, traditional male and female toilets were also marked with signs saying “gender diversity is welcome here”.

    It was left up to footy fans to choose which to use based on their “gender identity”.

    An additional five toilet blocks usually reserved as disabled or for baby change were declared gender neutral for the Pride clash between St Kilda and Sydney.

    Electronic signs pointed patrons to those toilet blocks.

    The move sparked heated reaction from fans online, with one saying “the world has totally gone insane’’, while another declared that the AFL should stick to football.

    The Sunday Herald Sun requested comment from the league about the changes to the men’s and women’s toilets, but were referred to the St Kilda Football Club.

    The Saints, beaten by 71 points last night, said they introduced the gender-diverse toilets after “feedback” from the first match in 2016.

    Pride Game founder Jason Ball said it was a “pretty special” thing for the stadium, AFL and clubs to support.

    “It is a pretty simple thing that most people take for granted — to be able to use the bathroom — but it is important for the gender diverse, trans or non-binary community to have an option where they feel safe,” he said.

    The AFL and St Kilda were heavily criticised by footy fans last night, who labelled the gender-diverse toilets as “politically correct”. “The world has reached peak level stupidity,” one Twitter user wrote.

    Another said it had “gone too far”, while a third said they were “not sure what to think about this”.

    But Mr Ball said the use of the toilets “doesn’t really affect” those who criticised the signs. “Anyone who is criticising it is still able to use the toilet they want to use,” he said.

    “Trans women are women and trans men are men and they’re entitled to use women’s and men’s toilets too.

    “No-one is going inside a cubicle with anyone else so a lot of fears are based on some pretty damaging and negative stereotypes about trans people.”

    St Kilda first launched the Pride Game in 2016 to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer community.

    Link

  66. H B Bear

    Peter van Wrongselen is post-menopausal. That could be the problem.

  67. egg_

    David Pocock transformed himself from a wirey 78kg to a huge 95kg
    He admits to doing 450 crunches a night as he has a fear of becoming fat

    Seth Eff head case.

  68. Tom

    Justify wins the Triple Crown!

  69. C.L.

    Justify’s wins in the KD and the Preakness were in atrocious conditions – as I said at the time, both races would have been called off in gay Australia. What a champion. Must be at unbackable odds. Go Justify and Jeff Hornet. On the latter, what a brave young man he is. He’s up against it in Las Vegas, that’s for sure. He has a Balboa-like shot at wearing down Crawford; that’s his best chance.

  70. stackja

    Tom
    #2732568, posted on June 10, 2018 at 8:28 am
    Justify is an even money favourite to become only the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown with the running of the third leg. the 150th Belmont Stakes, at Belmont Park in New York at 8.46am AEST this morning, after winning the first two legs, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (Louisville, KY) on May 6 and the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico (Baltimore, MD) on May 19. TV coverage on Foxtel channel 526.

    Justify!

  71. stackja

    Yank racer caller needs to go to Oz school.

  72. Vicki

    Off to load vetch hay heading to central NSW. It’ll take the truckie nine hours to get there. I wouldn’t drive a truck for a living.

    Good on you, Farmer Gez! We are certainly appreciating it – although everyone is wondering how long we will be able to get it.

    We are off some time today to rake stones out of paddocks – it is the first time we have actually been able to see them.

  73. C.L.

    The inquiry into alleged SAS misdeeds is obviously leaking to the ABC.
    This is highly illegal.
    Note that they’re trying to gin up a My Lai narrative.

  74. struth

    St Kilda first launched the Pride Game in 2016 to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer community.

    Where is this community located?
    In their heads.
    There is no such “community”.

  75. stackja

    Tom
    #2732588, posted on June 10, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Many women jump queue and use Gents?

  76. Shelley

    From the worrying article at Quadrant https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2018/06/resist-us/

    Prosecutors told a Telford grooming victim’s father they couldn’t prosecute the alleged abuser because the 13-year-old had consented to have sex with the man, according to uncovered documents.

    The letter was discovered after papers were handed over to the Home Office as part of the ongoing investigation into what may be Britain’s ‘worst ever’ child abuse scandal.

    It was sent from the Crown Prosecution Service to a father in 2016, and stated the branch couldn’t prosecute the man because although the young girl may not have wanted to have sex, she agreed she would.

    ‘Also at the time this took place the suspect held a reasonable belief that she was over the age of 16.

    So the officials are saying that a 13 year old girl essentially gave consent so therefore they couldn’t prosecute. How can consent come into it as the act was black letter law illegal given her age.

    The video of the arrest of that woman for saying ‘have a gay day’ is indeed revolting – don’t resist us, don’t resist us. UK is messed up and aided and abetted by a captured police.

  77. stackja

    Etihad Airlines have toilets that “best fits your gender identity or expression.’’?

  78. Nick

    “Trans women are women and trans men are men and they’re entitled to use women’s and men’s toilets too.

    Seriously, what percentage of a footy crowd would this really apply to? Virtue signalling at best.

  79. struth

    Don’t think our cops are any better.
    They wrangle young girls from crowds for using the word ape.
    Go apeshit at car drivers doing two kph over an already too slow speed limit and yet stand by and let the proles get run over or assaulted by the people they protect.
    Criminals.

  80. stackja

    C.L.
    #2732597, posted on June 10, 2018 at 9:01 am
    The inquiry into alleged SAS misdeeds is obviously leaking to the ABC.
    This is highly illegal.
    Note that they’re trying to gin up a My Lai narrative.

    I am shocked!

  81. Bruce of Newcastle

    pusillanimous pissants…muttering mob…craven cowards…pygmies prattling

    Alliterative awesomeness!

  82. Nick

    Regarding the Folau try, maybe it was the TV coverage, though it seemed that white players weren’t exactly queuing up to congratulate him afterwards as would occur in a RL game.

  83. Baldrick

    ABC employee Zoe Daniel, who’s never worked a day off the public teet, schools Trump on deal making:

    Donald Trump thinks he’s a dealmaker but experts fear the summit is a trap by North Korea.
    The Trump administration would like to believe that its policy of maximum pressure, inflammatory rhetoric and threats of military action have led to the summit but there’s an alternative view that Mr Kim will arrive in Singapore as part of a long-set timetable.
    Duyeon Kim, a visiting senior research fellow from the Korean Peninsula Future Forum, says the two leaders, especially Mr Trump, will want to declare peace because it sounds good.
    There’s concern that the President, in his rush to a deal, will miss the detail that’s required.
    Regardless, Duyeon Kim says he expects “the summit will be successful because Trump will say it’s a success”.
    Only time will tell if that’s fact or fake news.

  84. stackja

    St Kilda’s name is very interesting because there is no Saint called Kilda and there are many stories as to how this island group might have got its name. One story is that the main island, which is called Hirta or Hirte, was pronounced by the St Kildan people as Hilta, or almost Kilta.

    It was named after the schooner Lady of St Kilda, which was owned between 1834 and 1840 by Sir Thomas Acland. In 1840 Thomas Acland sold the vessel to Jonathan Cundy Pope of Plymouth who sailed for Port Phillip in Melbourne in February 1841.

  85. Nick

    Etihad Airlines have toilets that “best fits your gender identity or expression.’’?

    An interesting point. Neither would Disney, a family oriented company who own the Marvel franchise, an organisation that will be the next to name the stadium.

  86. struth

    I identify as a RHC community member.
    I find the water in the dunny too cold (and deep too)
    I should be able to access warm water dunnies as I’ve nearly had my knob freeze off in cold Yass-istan once.

  87. Shelley

    I went to a function yesterday held in a venue that had just three toilets for all to use. I was trying to avoid it but could no longer so had to make the trip. My brain just could not compute the vision of a person who was so clearly a bloke in a dress coming out of one of the toilets as a mum and a little girl of around four entered the one next door. These toilets were not enclosed and were the type with the gap above and below the walls between.

  88. stackja

    Nick
    #2732609, posted on June 10, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Disney company gay?

  89. Nick

    Regardless, Duyeon Kim says he expects “the summit will be successful because Trump will say it’s a success”.

    All we need to know is to run that statement by the ‘what if it had been Obama’ rubric. The fawning and gushing would have been immense.

  90. struth

    Fake news.
    We used to call it lying.

  91. Nick

    No Stack, very conscious of appearing that way, at least in a mainstream US context.

  92. OldOzzie

    C.L.
    #2732529, posted on June 10, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Just in from the G7 …
    This is the best I’ve ever seen Trump …
    He starts by bashing the CNN reporter and that’s gold.
    But what follows is the most brilliant answer on trade and deficits and allies ever given by a US President:

    C.L

    Thanks for that – Agree Trump Superb

    O for a leader like that in Australia

  93. Rae

    The Myall Creek Massacre – 180 Years Ago Today

    The Myall Creek massacre remains one of the darkest events in Australia’s colonial history.

    In 1838, white stockmen hunted and murdered 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in New South Wales.

    Seven stockmen were hanged for the crimes, the first time there had been acknowledgement of frontier atrocities and pursuit through the courts.

  94. egg_

    Da Craw Crabb on Insiders.

  95. OldOzzie

    George Soros Complains: ‘Everything That Could Go Wrong, Has Gone Wrong’

    George Soros recently lamented the rise of President Trump and anti-establishment parties across the globe, saying “everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.”

    Soros made the comment in an interview with The Washington Post published Saturday. He also said that he did not expect Trump’s election, saying, “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble.”

    The activist billionaire also made the bizarre claim that President Trump would be “willing to destroy the world.”

    I did not know Soros lived in the Inner West of Sydney!

  96. struth

    Ladies will be going into the restrooms to powder their noses and can stand alongside a bloke in a dress shaving, as they do so.

    Goodonya ladies.
    Look what your bullshit, (and it is predominantly yours) has brought about.
    We should have never let you out of the kitchen.
    We did, and you’ve stuffed the joint.

    Just sayin’………………………………………………

  97. Death Giraffe

    We should have never let you out of the kitchen.

    ..
    Except my missus.
    There is really nothing good coming out of her spending any time in the kitchen.

  98. Peter Castieau

    Riccardo Bosi up next on Outsiders

  99. OldOzzie

    What Immigration of a particular group has brought to the World

    Video of TSA agents searching 96-year-old woman in wheelchair sparks outrage

    Nearly 9 million people have watched the video — and many have weighed-in about the security pat-down of a 96-year-old woman in a wheelchair. The screening happened at Dulles Airport in Washington.

    The woman’s daughter complained that the 6-minute search was quote “prolonged and repetitive.”

    A woman can be heard criticizing the TSA agents in the video. “What the hell do you think she’s going to do? Set off a shoe bomb?” she asks.

  100. Death Giraffe

    I guess she can load the dishwasher.

  101. Tom

    The Cat’s Riccardo Bosi coming up on Sky Insiders (Foextel 600).

  102. Mitchell Porter

    Hello from Tommy Robinson rally in Brisbane

  103. Death Giraffe

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    21m
    PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!

  104. OldOzzie

    London: Massive Crowds Gather to Hear Geert Wilders Demand Tommy Robinson’s Release

    “Tommy is in jail while the British state looked the other way for years, when thousands — thousands — of English children and girls were brutally raped by those grooming gangs.

    “They were your daughters. The daughters of the brave Tommies. The daughters of the hard-working, decent people of Britain, who made this beautiful country so great.

    “But for years, and years, the police, the politicians, the prosecutors did nothing, and looked the other way.

    “They refused to listen to the victims. They arrested fathers who tried to liberate their daughters. They left children in the hands of those gangs.

    “But Tommy, my friends, Tommy acted. Tommy didn’t look in the other direction. He refused to ignore the problem. He gave voice to millions of Britons who were abandoned by the authorities.

    “And when Tommy protested, the same authorities could not be fast enough to jail him and to gag the media.

    “And I tell you: that is not democracy. That is not freedom. That is what they do in Saudi Arabia.

    “So I ask you: Do you want to be Britain, or Saudi Arabia?

    “My friends, it was not Tommy who was breaching the peace, it was your government who was breaching the peace!” he declared.

    “And we cannot, and we will not, accept it any longer. We want freedom, and it is our duty to speak out against rape, against grooming gangs, against Sharia law, against barbarism — and we demand the release of Tommy Robinson.

  105. zyconoclast

    FOOTY fans at last night’s AFL match at Etihad Stadium were told to use toilets that “best fits your gender identity or expression.’’

    If you identified the seat you were sitting in to watch the game as a toilet would that be OK?

  106. Death Giraffe

    Palestinian calls Trump Hitler:
    ..

    “This racist [Trump], the copy of Hitler, does not want to see us free but rather dead, uprooted, expelled and captive,” member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council Muwaffaq Matar wrote in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida in a piece translated by Palestinian Media Watch.

    ..
    I thought they liked Hitler? Or at least one of his policies…

  107. Entropy

    Most people on this thread probably went to university. We were there long enough to get the qualifications we wanted,then moved on into the world.
    We all know the types that overstayed. While there is the odd bit of brilliance, standing above the general faculty denizens like a blazing star, mostly they are the social misfits, the permanent student unionistas, permanently angry that they weren’t accepted for progression in one of the Labor Party factions, or failing that, being one of the Beautiful People. For most balanced humans, to not be one of the Beautiful People is of no matter, an irrelevance, but for these types it is a source of envy and resentment. Viscerally, they know they wouldn’t cut it in the real world they resent. So they seek to tear it all down. Hence the attraction of deconstructivism. Of course, they don’t really want to tear it ALL down. Just the bits outside their little self referencing world.
    And the other thing you should always remember about them: they have never left school.

  108. egg_

    Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!

    Transplanted Frogs?

  109. Eyrie

    “When former prime minister John Howard, one of the world’s most respected elder statesmen”
    Yeah I guess so. A pussy whipped, anti freedom, statist, little suburban solicitor elevated far above his level of competence.
    What are the less respected ones like?

  110. OldOzzie

    Why can’t we hate men?


    The world has little place for feminist anger. Women are supposed to support, not condemn, offer succor not dismissal. We’re supposed to feel more empathy for your fear of being called a harasser than we are for the women harassed. We are told he’s with us and #NotHim. But, truly, if he were with us, wouldn’t this all have ended a long time ago? If he really were with us, wouldn’t he reckon that one good way to change structural violence and inequity would be to refuse the power that comes with it?

    So men, if you really are #WithUs and would like us to not hate you for all the millennia of woe you have produced and benefited from, start with this: Lean out so we can actually just stand up without being beaten down. Pledge to vote for feminist women only. Don’t run for office. Don’t be in charge of anything. Step away from the power. We got this. And please know that your crocodile tears won’t be wiped away by us anymore. We have every right to hate you. You have done us wrong. #BecausePatriarchy. It is long past time to play hard for Team Feminism. And win.

  111. Gary

    So woman and children will no longer have a safe place when they are most vulnerable.

  112. Riccardo is really quite impressive. AC need to put him front and centre.

  113. Peter Castieau

    Wow! Riccardo hitting it out of the park.

  114. Bruce of Newcastle

    George Soros Complains: ‘Everything That Could Go Wrong, Has Gone Wrong’

    Except for his horse.

  115. calli

    I don’t have Sky. ☹️

    Do they have podcasts for sad cases like me? I want to see Riccardo in action.

  116. Rockdoctor

    I saw a spoof Che shirt on a farang in Thailand that had the usual look but with a bullet hole in the forehead & words Che Guevara, still dead. On the back appeared to have tour dates or something. Am yet to see it anywhere else.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Myall Creek Massacre – 180 Years Ago Today

    Normally I’d scroll the troll, but I’m presuming the anniversaries of Hornet Bank and Cullien La Ringo will be commemorated with similar gravity?

  118. OldOzzie

    None
    #2732532, posted on June 10, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Mark Latham in the Spec. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/lathams-law-52/

    Thanks for that – liked

    The Ramsay Centre for the Enhancement of the LGBTIQWTF alphabet would have had staff at La Trobe University, home of the Safe Schools program, doing cartwheels.

    The Ramsay Centre for the Study of Colonial Genocide could have been built as an annex to the QUT’s notorious Indigenous safe space, helping to develop 364 alternative dates to Australia Day. Yet there was Ramsay, idealistic to the end, wanting to focus academic attention on an obscure concept known as ‘Western Civilisation’.

  119. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Do they have podcasts for sad cases like me? I want to see Riccardo in action.

    As would a Luddite like myself, calli.

  120. calli

    pete m
    #2732584, posted on June 10, 2018 at 8:48 am
    Pocock was easily man of match – deserves credit when it is due.

    Harrumph! I didn’t see it that way.

    Remember the one-eyed rugby fans at the Oz World Cup? Modelled on me. 🙂

    I unashamedly admit bias.

  121. Tel

    Do they have podcasts for sad cases like me?

    http://more.skynews.com.au/podcasts/outsiders-podcast/

    They are always a bit behind though. Also, the scroll down list is kind of annoying because you have to keep asking it to load a few more and a few more.

  122. Tom

    Wow! Riccardo hitting it out of the park.

    +1000000.

  123. Baldrick

    Riccardo, brilliant.

  124. calli

    You’re a champion, Tel. 🏆

  125. Percy Popinjay

    Grate – I missed it. Is the 10:00am broadcast a repeat?

  126. Peter Castieau

    Riccardo put his hand up for AC Dover Beach but was beaten to the top spot by Sophie York. I’m unaware of who might have been shortlisted after that.

  127. Dan Dare

    So well said Riccardo
    +++

  128. Dr Faustus

    North Korea: Their ABC rolls out the flag:

    In North Korea, an unreported revolution has been taking place inside its struggling economy.

    Since coming to power in 2012, Kim Jong-un has rolled out the biggest economic reforms the country has seen.

    Not one, but two bowls per day of nutritious grass and twig soup…

    Donald Trump thinks he’s a dealmaker but experts fear the summit is a trap by North Korea
    Zoe Daniel finds experts who think Trump is a poo bum and Kim is roooly, roooly smart.

    US-North Korea deal has been signed, sealed, delivered before — and unravelled
    It won’t work anyway. Experts could have told him that

  129. struth

    I think you’ll be waiting a few days to hear today’s podcast Calli.

  130. Nick

    It’s strange that Trump’s achievements with NK are all so easy, that no one has done it before, lol.

  131. Peter Castieau

    Just watching the end of Insiders and I see Stuchbury got piled onto by the rest of the panel when he criticised the ANU over Ramsay.

  132. Percy Popinjay

    beaten to the top spot by Sophie York

    Sad.

  133. calli

    All good struth. Patience is a virtue.

  134. Rae

    Normally, Old Sot, the nurse would still have you sedated.

    Hornet bank was direct retaliation for the murders of 12 Aboriginals by white settlers.

    Cullien La Ringo was preceded by the mass strychnine poisonings of aboriginals at Kilcoy and Whiteside, and other atrocities by white settlers in their takeover of Queensland.

  135. H B Bear

    Poor old Stutch. As editor of Australia’s leading anti-business business pamphlet you’ve got to toe the line on Ol’ Leathery’s sofa.

  136. struth

    The undocumented, unproved myths of aboriginal genocide by whites.
    Apparently this means we now must enter into a treaty with white aboriginals!

  137. OldOzzie

    Editorial: Does Google have it in for conservatives? Sure seems that way.


    The other day Google labeled a state legislator in North Carolina a bigot. Google says it was a mistake, but was it?

    To the right of many search results on Google, there often appears a box, called a knowledge panel, that provides summary information. The knowledge panel for legislator Trudy Wade displayed a picture of her bearing the legend, “BIGOT.” Wade is a Trump-supporting Republican.

    Google at first refused to take down the picture; once the story hit The Drudge Report, the company did so. It said the images in the knowledge panel are automatically populated from other sources.

    This episode occurred shortly after the knowledge panel about the California Republican Party listed its primary ideology as “Naziism.” This time Google blamed an anonymous somebody for vandalizing Wikipedia, from which it claimed to have drawn the information — even though the Wikipedia page itself did not mention Naziism.

  138. slackster

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    21m
    PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!

    The follow up tweet is even better:
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    21m
    PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!

  139. slackster

    oops copied the wrong one:

    Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1005586152076689408

  140. egg_

    Zoe Daniel finds experts who think Trump is a poo bum and Kim is roooly, roooly smart.

    The Cat’s poo bloggers agree.

  141. Oh come on

    I love that Trump rocked up late to the ‘working session’ on gender equality and blew off the entire ‘working session’ on Climate Change. Bless him.

  142. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trudeau declared war on Trump during the G7, so he deserves everything he gets.

    Justin Trudeau trolls Trump with framed photo of his grandfather’s Canadian brothel

    Well done Canadian lefties. Taunting an 800lb gorilla is really really good diplomacy.

  143. Gab

    Channel seven took a still shot of Merkel standing over Trump and talked utter shit for five minutes about the summit.

    Love the look on Trump’s face. He seems to be about to say : Make me a sammich, woman.

  144. calli

    That caption says it all.

    Pen knife, meet howitzer.

  145. Rae

    The undocumented, unproved myths of aboriginal genocide by whites.

    The Myall Creek Massacre of Aborigines and the consequent trial and hanging of 7 white stockmen is well documented, as are the murders of 12 Aborigines that caused the retaliation at Hornet Bank, and so too are the mass strychnine poisonings of Aboriginals at Kilcoy and Whiteside.

    Even a dumb ole truckie could find documented evidence of them if he put half a mind to it.

  146. Dr BeauGan

    Another one whose brain has been eaten by pink blobs from outer space. It’s the most reasonable explanation. It’s either that or he’s an ignorant idiot wh has been brainwashed along with the entire political class outside China and the Trump administration.

    Yep. Another organisation that’s due for The Purge!
    Top 30% of administrators, We’ll clone Beria and his merry band of slaughterers to do the job.

  147. Oh come on

    It’s funny how the ABC DC corespondents always go to rural Virginia when they want to talk to the ‘Trump base’. I suppose they can rely on the ABC audience’s ignorance of US geography – they never go to places that are more than a couple of hours’ drive from DC.

    Recently the ABC ran a story on the shellfish industry in Maryland – another DC neighbour – and how it was on the rocks due to the Trump era changes to Mexican guest worker visas. How could Trump ignore some Maryland business owner who claims to be an ardent Trump supporter? Err maybe because he lives in deep blue Maryland?

    The ABC journos really need to get out more.

  148. C.L.

    So men, if you really are #WithUs and would like us to not hate you for all the millennia of woe you have produced and benefited from, start with this: Lean out so we can actually just stand up without …

    Shoosh.

  149. herodotus

    Houston Chronicle:

    What form of energy is abundant, easy to transport and store and burns cleaner than oil or coal? Flummoxed? It’s natural gas. But because it’s not a “green” energy source, environmentalists have waged war against new natural gas pipelines across the country — especially in the Northeast. This opposition is misguided and harmful to individuals, business owners, the environment and our national security.

    Read more

  150. C.L.

    FOOTY fans at last night’s AFL match at Etihad Stadium were told to use toilets that “best fits your gender identity or expression.’’

    So the AFL is now encouraging certain men to sexually molest little girls in the toilet.

  151. Not Uh oh

    So there I was watching “Offsiders” on the ABC and wondering when they’d stop talking about football and put Riccardo on. The penny finally dropped.

  152. Death Giraffe

    I haven’t commented on this before while I was working.
    Teaching a lot of the Karen students.
    A minority group from Burma.
    We should take the whole lot of them. Wonderful people. Come into class at the start of the year with little English and by the end are completely burning off the born and bred Aussies.
    Empty out the refugee camps of all these people and bring ’em here. A real asset.

  153. OldOzzie

    Panic time at Camp Mueller

    By Wesley Pruden – The Washington Times – Thursday, June 7, 2018

    f this is June, it must be time to indict Paul Manafort again. The clock is ticking, and the tic-tocs are getting louder.

    Robert Mueller is clearly feeling the hot breath of public impatience on the back of his neck. He was the great black-and-white hope for bringing down Donald Trump, and a year later the president is still not in prison stripes. Mr. Mueller has indicted Paul Manafort twice, and threatens now to jail him for tampering with a witness.

    If he tampered with a witness while out on bail, and Mr. Mueller can prove it, jail is where he belongs. But bringing down a witness-tamperer is not what the special counsel/prosecutor was commissioned to do. Mr. Mueller was commissioned to bring in the head of Donald Trump.

    Not by any means necessary, as Mr. Mueller and his team of thousand dollar-an-hour Blackstones seem to think, but by legitimate means, with evidence that would stand up in a court. They might not have the evidence they need to nail the president’s scalp on the court house wall, so the Manafort scalp might have to do, hence the multiple indictments and now the threat of prosecution for witness-tampering.

    f Mr. Mueller is the lawyer that his friends and sometime colleagues say he is, why would he be showing such a weak hand, dealing with evidence thin enough to read a newspaper through, at such a critical juncture in the attempt to get a scalp? Prof. Rosenzweig thinks he has an answer for that.

    “This is a sign that they are feeling pressure. Possibly from Trump. Possibly from Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein. Possibly just from their reading of the public tea leaves. Whatever the source of the pressure, they have an increased sense of urgency, they have an increased sense of urgency to move quickly.”

  154. C.L.

    In case you were wondering …
    Yes, Suzanna Danuta Walters, the author of that article – Why can’t we hate men? – is an ugly lesbian.

  155. herodotus

    Merkel Abandons Migrant Quotas, Pushes for EU ‘Flexible Solidarity’ and Soros-Approved Africa Plan.

    Which is basically giving lots of money to African nations hoping to convince them that staying home is great. What could possibly go wrong?

  156. Nick

    Teaching a lot of the Karen students.

    Arky, I’m afraid our society is more concerned about those who identify as being Karen.

  157. herodotus

    The Karen are the pick of the Burma bunch.

  158. Old School Conservative

    Rae
    #2732675, posted on June 10, 2018 at 10:15 am
    Even a dumb ole truckie could find documented evidence of them if he put half a mind to it.

    Sexist.

  159. OldOzzie

    Millionaire Bill Maher “Hoping” For Economic Disaster To Oust Trump

    HBO host Bill Maher, who makes $6 million/year on top of his estimated $100 million net worth, would love nothing more than an economic collapse in order to “get rid of Trump.”

    “this economy is going pretty well,” Maher said (total jobless claims remain the lowest they’ve been in 44 years, for example) before telling political commentator Shermichael Singleton “I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point. And by the way, I’m hoping for it. Because I think one you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.”

  160. OldOzzie

    Still Waiting For Evidence Of A Russian Hack

    More than two years after the allegation of Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential election was first made, conclusive proof is still lacking and may never be produced…

  161. John Constantine

    Would it be trolling if the Trumpnado gave trudeau a copy of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, signed by the members of the Rolling Stones, given how hard his mum used to party with the band?.

  162. Empire 5:5

    Justin Trudeau Trolls Trump With Framed Photo Of His Grandfather’s Canadian Brothel

    Ontario voters troll Trudeau by decimating his party in provincial elections.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/06/08/liberals-lose-official-party-status-after-getting-only-seven-seats.html

    Estrogen poisoned soy boy’s days are numbered. A career as a prop in an S&M club awaits. Bring out the gimp!

  163. C.L.

    RIP Eunice Gayson: her eyebrow was sexier than any whole woman in modern films … Ooh-la-la.

  164. C.L.

    Eyebrows latest …
    Good Lord.
    Via Instapundit …

    Justin Trudeau has fake eyebrows and one of them came unglued:

    https://twitter.com/davidd_dds/status/1004941879136391169

  165. OldOzzie

    Justin Trudeau: Tariffs are Only Illegal When U.S. Does It…

    Many of the questions centered around U.S. positions on trade/tariffs and the Canadian/EU position that U.S. tariffs are illegal; whereas Canadian and EU tariffs are quantifiable expressions of magnanimous intellectual superiority and Americans should spend more time thanking them, instead of these feeble efforts to gain trade reciprocity.

    The underlying Trudeau trade premise is that the U.S. should be thankful for the products brought into the U.S. market by Canadians and Europeans. And Americans should express their appreciation through unilateral indulgence-fees for friendship. If President Trump does not agree to continue the cycle of abusive trade policies, the Europeans and Canadians might stop saying they are our closest and most valuable ally.

  166. woolfe

    FOOTY fans at last night’s AFL match at Etihad Stadium were told to use toilets that “best fits your gender identity or expression.’’

    Did they have the same signs for Prayer Rooms?

  167. Empire 5:5

    Master of his puniverse @jack gets himself a nose ring.

    https://www.gq.com/story/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-got-a-nose-ring

    All the better for Uncle Trump to attach a lease and lead him around like a pull toy.

    Yap, yap, yap..

  168. H B Bear

    Graeoogs bring back nemsock. You’re too low energy.

  169. Oh come on

    Every lesbian I’ve got to know over the years has had at least an unconventional relationships with the most important male figures in their lives.

  170. Tom;

    FOOTY fans at last night’s AFL match at Etihad Stadium were told to use toilets that “best fits your gender identity or expression.’’
    In what is believed to be an AFL first, traditional male and female toilets were also marked with signs saying “gender diversity is welcome here”.
    It was left up to footy fans to choose which to use based on their “gender identity”.

    I know what the Gays who just want to be left alone with their lifestyles are thinking. They know damn well that this fawning hysteria by the Bugmen class is going to come back and bite them in a really big way.
    Just imagine Western society, in a backlash against the hedonistic lifestyles becoming almost compulsory today, if it were to elect a Fundamentalist Christian Party.
    …and the interwebs are forever.
    Imagine every Tweet you ever made being run past a Religious Policeman.

  171. Tom

    Thanks for the clip, CL. I hadn’t seen that Bond. Eunice Gayson was a stunner.

  172. Why can’t we hate men?

    Insane, and no.

  173. nemkat

    Following Evans, Bottoms puts the combined death toll from Native Police and private killing operations at a figure close to 50,000 for this chapter in Queensland’s past.
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/mapping-the-massacres-of-queensland-aboriginal-society/news-story/51d85ae9eca1eb55fb8b00b3a414f3c2

  174. OldOzzie

    G7: Donald Trump lashes Justin Trudeau, says US won’t endorse communique – The Australian
    8:04AM June 10, 2018

    President Donald Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday, tweeting that the U.S. was pulling back its endorsement of the group’s communique in part because of what he called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “false statements” at a news conference.

    Trump’s tweets from Air Force One, which was flying him to Singapore for next week’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, came just as Canada released the group’s official communique, which took a generally positive view of the leaders’ positions on trade matters even though there were tensions with the U.S.

    In a pair of tweets, Trump lashed out at his G-7 host, accusing its leader of being dishonest and weak and contending that Canada had taken advantage of U.S. interests. A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign a joint declaration.

    “Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!” the president tweeted.

    He followed up by tweeting: “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our (at)G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”

    ‘We will not be pushed around’

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has closed the G7 summit by issuing a strong rebuke to US President Donald Trump’s trade threats, calling them “kind of insulting” and saying they would be met with retaliatory measures from July. “Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will not be pushed around,” Trudeau told reporters on Saturday.

    Trump had told Trudeau any retaliation would be a mistake and the prime minister agreed that it was “not something we want to do”.

    Trudeau added that he had not agreed to a new North American Free Trade Agreement with a sunset clause.

    G7 leaders issued a joint pledge Saturday to combat protectionism and cut trade barriers as they wrapped up a fractious summit in Canada soured by a row over the US imposition of tariffs on its allies.

    After two days of often fierce arguments between the United States and both the summit hosts and Europe, the organisation issued a joint statement which attempted to paper over their cracks.

    But the attempts to convey at least a semblance of unity were undermined when Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed he was going ahead with his tariffs against the US in response to US moves against his country’s steel and aluminium industries.

    The eight-page statement also included joint commitments to ensure that Iran will “never seek, develop or acquire a nuclear weapon” as well as demands for Russia to stop undermining Western democracies.

    There was also an agreement to disagree on climate change in the wake of Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate accord last year which further underlined the divide between the Group of Seven’s powerhouse and its six co-members.

    During the summit, Trump was accused of seeking to undermine the “rules-based” international order but the final statement began by stressing “the crucial role of a rules-based international trading system” as well as a commitment to “continue to fight protectionism.” But in an apparent nod to Trump, it also pledged to push for swift reforms to the World Trade Organisation which the US president has said has been a “disaster” for his country.

    “We commit to modernise the WTO to make it more fair as soon as possible. We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies.” Speaking at a post-summit press conference, Trudeau acknowledged that there were major differences with Trump.

    “What we did this weekend was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out a consensus language that we could all agree to,” Trudeau said in the town of La Malbaie where leaders have been meeting since Friday morning.

    “Obviously the president will continue to say what he says.” Trudeau again denounced Trump’s decision to invoke national security concerns to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel as “insulting” to the Canadian war veterans who had fought alongside US allies.

    And he said he told Trump “it would be with regret but it would be with absolute clarity and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us.” Trump left the summit early headed for his meeting with the leader of North Korea next Tuesday.

    But in a tweet after flying out of Canada, the US president showed he was in no mood to back down in any trade dispute.

    “The United States will not allow other countries to impose massive Tariffs and Trade Barriers on its farmers, workers and companies. While sending their product into our country tax free,” he said.

    “We have put up with Trade Abuse for many decades — and that is long enough.”

    From the Comments

    – Remember the previous Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper – 2006-2015?

    One of the problems with democracy and life in general, is that when things are going well, and voters just want a new face, things can go terribly wrong. Justin Trudeau vs Stephen Harper – what idiocy took over Canadians brains at the last election. Did the Russians interfere?

    I love the photo of Merkel and Macron trying to get a point over to President Trump with the Japanese PM Abe watching you with arms folded similar to Trump.

    NOTE – see second link above re photo of Merkel and Macron trying to get a point over to President Trump with the Japanese PM Abe watching you with arms folded similar to Trump.

    – The boy king’s language is ‘kinda’ weak, I thought.

    – The media will never show it – but it’s worth viewing Trump’s full press conference today. He was totally self-assured, comfortable and in control of the whole show. Totally fearless, he even called out the fake news reporters by name.

    It might be too early to say, but I believe Trump has vanquished his globalist opponents as well as those conspiring against him in the deep state.

    We are very fortunate to witness such a leader as President Trump who has outsmarted the combined forces of a weaponized state that sought to damage the US as well as those anxious to reverse the fortunes of the West.

    Even billionaire George Soros was crying today lamenting, “Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.”

    – Australia imports 140,000 T of Pork per year . About half from Canada , which is subsidized by the Canadian government . The Donald has a point , It’s Time Canada look at their ” free trade ” .

    – Its great to see that the G7 have met someone who will not go along with socialist methods and is doing what is right for his own country . Good onya Donald .

  175. Dr Faustus

    Trump drive-by trolling: the EU; the G7; 80% of the MSM; the Mueller Star Chamber; the Democrats, and Russia. Plus conditioning North Korea and China:

    “Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting?” Trump had asked reporters before he left for Montréal. Echoing years of rhetoric from Putin and his Russian officials, he added, “You know, whether you like it or not—and it may not be politically correct—but we have a world to run.”

    Deliberate and calculated.

  176. Why can’t we hate men? is published by the Washington Post. That’s where we are now.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    Would it be trolling if the Trumpnado gave trudeau a copy of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, signed by the members of the Rolling Stones, given how hard his mum used to party with the band?.

    Plus an autographed photo of Fidel with “in memory of your father” on it?

  178. cohenite

    C.L.

    #2732597, posted on June 10, 2018 at 9:01 am

    The inquiry into alleged SAS misdeeds is obviously leaking to the ABC.
    This is highly illegal.
    Note that they’re trying to gin up a My Lai narrative.

    The abc is disgusting; the description of the afghan village is idyllic, a fucking paradise with donkeys roaming, happy children and proud men, until the evil face painted SAS turn up and shoot unarmed peaceful afghan men; what a bunch of bullshit. And the only reference to what prompted the raid, the green on blue ambush by an afghan cur seen in the village is only mentioned as a motivation for the cowardly SAS rogues.

    The abc shown be blown up.

  179. Oh come on

    Donald Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs will do more to antagonise allies than revitalise US industry, writes Ian Verrender.

    Oh noes. Seriously, why would anyone bother paying the slightest bit of attention to morons like Verrender? Him and his ilk have been wrong about virtually everything they have written about Trump.

  180. Senile Old Guy

    ABC:

    Earlier this month it was the Angurugu School and the Centrelink office that fell victim to a curse, forcing them to close for 13 days. The perpetrator was believed to be a man in a bad mood following an argument with his wife.

    This is the culture we are supposed to admire? School and office closed by a curse?

    But cutting 159 students off from education for almost two weeks sparked a backlash, so the Anindilyakwa Ceremonial Elders decided that any future curse on public infrastructure would be ignored.

    But the curse that closed school for two weeks can simply be ignored? How serious is the curse, then?

    It also decided any costs incurred to lift the cursing of the school and Centrelink office — eventually done through a smoking ceremony — would be deducted from Anindilyakwa Land Council-administered royalty entitlements of the people who placed the curses.

    Okay?

    In 2004, the ABC reported the case of Jeremy Anthony, who feared he would die from a curse following the death of his wife — allegedly after he beat her — if he was spared tribal punishment. He was charged with manslaughter and granted bail on the condition he stayed away from his community of Lajamanu, near Katherine. But he broke that condition and returned to be speared four times in each leg and beaten with nulla-nullas. At the time, his lawyer Peter O’Brien told the ABC that if the legal system wanted Aboriginal people to respect the law, the legal system had to start respecting Aboriginal law.

    Incoherent and contradictory. And there is no “Aboriginal law” because there is no single, United Aboriginal language.

  181. nemkat

    Did the SAS slaughter the entire village, cohenite?

  182. Entropy

    Trudeau and Merkel. Goodness me. Look, if you have nothing to bring to the table don’t expect to get a deal if you deliver ultimatums.

  183. C.L.

    It’s very obvious that the never-seen-a-battle desk warriors and pussy-whipped tossers of the regular ADF – enraged with jealousy – have decided the SAS cannot be permitted to maintain its position, in the public’s mind, at the moral pinnacle of the defence hierarchy. The material in that ABC feature this morning – though ABCed in the telling – is taken direct from secret government files, no question.

  184. Gab

    Why can’t we hate men? whines the compassionate, love is love, leftist.

  185. JC

    OldOzzie
    #2732708, posted on June 10, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Trump Nails Trade Hypocrisy

    Really. The others are hypocrites but he isn’t? Trump was complaining, US farmers have a hard time with Canada for instance imposing tariffs of 280% on US products crossing the border. Perhaps Trump himself would like to explain the restrictive quotas on Australian farm products hitting US supermarkets. He may also want to explain his own farm subsidies.

  186. Gab

    I do like how everyone is standing and Trump is sitting. Like a king holding audience.

  187. Entropy

    Yes the sugar quotas and tariffs spring to mind. But what is our leverage?

  188. Vicki

    The inquiry into alleged SAS misdeeds is obviously leaking to the ABC.
    This is highly illegal.
    Note that they’re trying to gin up a My Lai narrative.

    You are quite right, CL. I have just read the “Death in Darwan” article by Dan Oakes.

    This detailed report into one of the countless incidents from Afghanistan illustrating the treacherous conditions of fighting amongst entrenched tribal loyalties is one of many being used to undermine our Special Forces.

    It is no accident that similar reports have been released simultaneously to Fairfax & the Murdoch press. I think we are watching a concerted attempt to disgrace our elite forces and to change our policy in the Middle East.

  189. nemkat

    It’s very obvious that the never-seen-a-battle desk warriors and pussy-whipped tossers… have decided the SAS cannot be permitted to maintain its position, in the public’s mind, at the moral pinnacle of the defence hierarchy.

    You’ve completely jumped the shark here, old mate.

  190. Entropy

    It is no accident that similar reports have been released simultaneously to Fairfax & the Murdoch press. I think we are watching a concerted attempt to disgrace our elite forces and to change our policy in the Middle East.

    Well, if it blows back and shafts the current ADF leadership and leaves the ME to fester in its own sewer it can’t be all bad.

  191. C.L.

    You’ve completely jumped the shark here, old mate.

    Translated: ‘I have no reply that comes close to rebuttal.’
    See also yesterday’s humiliation over “Catholic” nuns and Dorothy Hewett.

  192. Dr Faustus

    Uncle Bill Shorten adds extra integrity to his traditional lashing of the know-it-all whitefella:

    Bill Shorten insists giving Aboriginal people a voice to federal parliament won’t result in people’s backyards and clotheslines being subject to land rights claims.

    “What are people really afraid of? Are we afraid somehow … talking to Aboriginal people about matters that affect them will see your backyard and Hills Hoist the subject of a land rights claim. That’s rubbish.”

    Yes, yes it is.

  193. nemkat

    … the countless incidents from Afghanistan illustrating the treacherous conditions of fighting amongst entrenched tribal loyalties

    Bound to be a few toes stepped on in our quest to give Afghan girls the right to wear mini skirts at High School, eh Vicki?

  194. C.L.

    In the public’s mind, the men doing the actual combat in situ occupy the moral pinnacle of the defence establishment. Everybody knows the ADF’s hierarchs are chocolate soldiers.

  195. Rae

    US farmers have a hard time with Canada for instance imposing tariffs of 280% on US products crossing the border

    Total bulldust. 270% tariff on dairy products is what Trump claims. What he is conveniently ignoring is that there are too many US farmers, overproducing dairy in particular, and that is causing entrenched sales prices at less than the cost of production. The Pussy Grabber in Chief needs to turn his attention to rationalizing US farm production. End of story.

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yes the sugar quotas and tariffs spring to mind. But what is our leverage?

    Car tariffs to protect an industry which doesn’t exist, plus forcing American companies to collect GST and send cheques to Canberra.

    /s

  197. C.L.

    “What are people really afraid of? Are we afraid somehow … talking to Aboriginal people about matters that affect them will see your backyard and Hills Hoist the subject of a land rights claim. That’s rubbish.”

    A stock standard Shorten reductio ad absurdum.
    He does this all the time.
    The IMNAF (I make no apologies for) is the conventional follow-up.

  198. nemkat

    In the public’s mind, the men doing the actual combat in situ occupy the moral pinnacle of the defence establishment.

    Slaughtering backward villagers in a Country 5,000 miles away, in a meaningless war, is our greatest aspiration?
    If that’s true, we’re in a lot of trouble.

  199. Baldrick

    “The Outsiders sat down with former Australian Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Riccardo Bosi to talk about allegations that soldiers committed war crimes while operating in Afghanistan.”

    Watch here.

  200. Confused Old Misfit

    According to the CBC, Canada does impose a 270 percent tariff on milk, a 245 percent tariff on cheese and a 298 percent tariff on butter, as a means of keeping imported products out of the diary-rich country.

    The first two pillars are interconnected in that the administered prices paid to dairy farmers, which are calculated by the average production cost of raw milk, are achieved through binding marketing quotas set by provincial milk marketing boards.[6] Without a quota to control how much milk is being produced, overproduction would send prices tumbling below the cost of production target. The third pillar, exorbitantly high tariffs (for example, 246 percent for cheese and 300 percent for butter) are essential to maintain the price levels, as it insulates the market from international competition.[7] International dairy exporters with much more efficient modes of production, such as Australia and New Zealand, would be able to sell their products well below the administered price set by Canada’s marketing boards, making the first two pillars obsolete.

  201. struth

    and so too are the mass strychnine poisonings of Aboriginals at Kilcoy and Whiteside.

    Ha ha…

    That’s right Rae Rae, so well documented that the numbers rise yearly with the new research conducted.

    Research involves the bullshit spewed unproven by activists.

    Shooting a couple of blackfellas that killed your family turns out to be a massacre of thousands.

    I’ve watched the Coniston massacre for years.
    They must be out there killing them still, as the number rises every year, you gullible twat.

  202. Top Ender

    I saw a spoof Che shirt on a farang in Thailand that had the usual look but with a bullet hole in the forehead & words Che Guevara, still dead. On the back appeared to have tour dates or something. Am yet to see it anywhere else.

    This is where the Cat could step up.

    A commercial outlet selling stuff we’d like to have.

    For example, I need a red cap with the words: “Making Australia Great Again.”

  203. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bill Shorten insists giving Aboriginal people a voice to federal parliament won’t result in people’s backyards and clotheslines being subject to land rights claims.

    Bill Shorten is promising a “truth telling” commission. That worked out well in South Africa, didn’t it?

  204. Entropy

    The first two pillars are interconnected in that the administered prices paid to dairy farmers, which are calculated by the average production cost of raw milk, are achieved through binding marketing quotas set by provincial milk marketing boards.[6] Without a quota to control how much milk is being produced, overproduction would send prices tumbling below the cost of production target. The third pillar, exorbitantly high tariffs (for example, 246 percent for cheese and 300 percent for butter) are essential to maintain the price levels, as it insulates the market from international competition

    Set a minus price scheme and you will also have to impose quotas to prevent people to produce more and more, and import tariffs to stop importers better at it from taking your market. The fourth strategy is to subsidise exports. You know, like Canadian pork.

    And sadly, it just makes your competitors better and better at it than you.

  205. Boris

    Now trump and his apologists pretend that the aluminum and steel tariffs are in response to dairy etc tariffs. He is by far the best troll on the planet.

  206. nemkat

    To sum up Bosi’s appearance, He’s not denying anything has happened.
    He’s saying that whatever happened is okay, because anything Winston Churchill ever said overrides every objection, and the ADF should close ranks.
    The inference also is that if the Government isn’t prepared to give unqualified support, then it’s gotta go too.

  207. cohenite

    Baldrick

    #2732735, posted on June 10, 2018 at 11:47 am

    “The Outsiders sat down with former Australian Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Riccardo Bosi to talk about allegations that soldiers committed war crimes while operating in Afghanistan.”

    Watch here.

    Good man Riccardo.

    Those 2 on Outsiders, is the one in the middle gay?

  208. Boris

    A stock standard Shorten reductio ad absurdum.

    CL, are you still prepared to dump Libs by preferencing Labor above the Libs?

  209. cohenite

    The trolls are bad today. Like shit on a soldier’s boot.

  210. Entropy

    Boris
    #2732745, posted on June 10, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    Now trump and his apologists pretend that the aluminum and steel tariffs are in response to dairy etc tariffs. He is by far the best troll on the planet

    So, complaining about a mote when there is a beam in the Canadians eye then?

  211. None

    Omg this tweet which somrone linked above is hilarious https://mobile.twitter.com/davidd_dds/status/1004941879136391169 Trudeau really does have fake eyebrows and he’s becoming unstuck in more ways than one!

  212. C.L.

    Ahahahaha.
    Riccardo Bosi: “Samantha Crumpet.”

  213. struth

    Riccardo for PM.

    Bloody beautiful stuff.

    First time I’ve seen an actual man on the tv for some time now.

  214. Dr Fred Lenin

    Be interesting to see that bloke Wong using a urinal ? You know the senator that wears her uncle Harry’s demob suit from the Second World War. Have to be a contortionist don’t ya think?

  215. Baldrick

    You’re a fuckwit dumbkat

  216. Entropy

    Watch it None. You laugh at the Canadians and their vain PM too much and they might lash out!

  217. C.L.

    Fantastic analysis by Riccardo Bosi. Thanks for posting video link, Baldo.

  218. old bloke

    struth
    #2732547, posted on June 10, 2018 at 7:45 am

    They are into hyperdrive and shit scared that this bloke may be looked at with anything other than distain here in the Socialist Peepull’s “Communidy” of Hivisistan.

    Struth, there was a program on television last week about the Canadian transcontinental train service. In one segment, inside the train’s workshop in Montreal, the mechanics used two cranes to take the train’s diesel engine out for repairs.

    There they were, standing around watching the engine being lifted out, then they started to disassemble it for repairs.

    Not one hard hat in sight, no hi-viz outfits, no “elf and safety” barriers, just a group of blokes dressed in their normal work-wear going about their work.

  219. nemkat

    What interview?
    He wasn’t asked any hard questions. The bloke in the pink tie was totally overawed, and curly is a lightweight.

    Bosi gave away one important detail, Afghanistan is a never ending live fire training exercise.

  220. Gab

    Excellent interview, Riccardo. Honest and direct.

  221. DrBeauGan

    Baldrick, I had no sound on the Riccardo interview. Plenty on the preceding commercial.

  222. Gab

    Baldrick I had sound but no preceding commercial 😀

  223. Eyrie

    Ladies, gentlemen. Please remember, SCROLL THE TROLL.

  224. LOL! The World’s biggest beta cuck is picking a fight with the World’s biggest Alpha male. This will last approximately minus 3 seconds. Trump will be wearing Trudeau’s head as a hat at the 2020 inauguration.

  225. Baldrick

    Don’t know what you were watching DrBG. 🙃

  226. Some History

    Justine Trudeau: [sob] [sob] “I wass sso, sssso insssulted by that mean, mean Trump. He even made fun of my ssssocks”.

  227. This is where the Cat could step up.

    A commercial outlet selling stuff we’d like to have.

    You mean like this one?

    Interestingly, of the 2 Jordan Peterson shirts the “Multivariate Analysis” one has been very popular (overseas of course) and not one of the “Clean Your Room” sold. Thought it would be the reverse.
    Also thought Stimpy would have got one by now.

  228. Baldrick
    #2732735, posted on June 10, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Many thanks for the link Barrudorriku

  229. woolfe

    Baldrick,
    Fix my computer

  230. What interview?
    He wasn’t asked any hard questions. The bloke in the pink tie was totally overawed, and curly is a lightweight.

    Bosi gave away one important detail, Afghanistan is a never ending live fire training exercise.

    Really? Let me quote the great man, Dean Wormer of Faber College;

    “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son”

  231. Rockdoctor

    old bloke
    #2732764, posted on June 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    A few sites in the Bowen Basin are having a rash of common sense again starting to march back from some of the more sillier site rules. Hard hat free zones when not in a signposted hardhat area or within machine’s foot print is just the start, I know when the downturn hit a lot of dead wood was jettisoned problem is they probably are infesting other industries now.

  232. calli

    Thanks for the link, Balders.

    Riccardo’s calm and thoughtfulness shone through. It’s a long time since I’ve seen a man who isn’t a “people pleaser” on TV.

    In answer to the howler monkey question he posed a different one.

    Good stuff.

  233. Entropy

    Mr Rusty
    #2732771, posted on June 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    LOL! The World’s biggest beta cuck is picking a fight with the World’s biggest Alpha male. This will last approximately minus 3 seconds. Trump will be wearing Trudeau’s head as a hat at the 2020 inauguration

    When SouthPark created a war with canada, no one though it would be the Canadians that tried to start one.

  234. None

    I did Entropy.
    Someone send it to Tim Blair quick. Hilarious.

    I must be doing something wrong because I can only see a couple of minutes of the Riccardo interview and I want to see it all…

  235. Tom

    Excellent interview, Riccardo. Honest and direct.

    I am astonished that Bosi was duckshoved by the Australian Conservatives on their Senate ticket.

    I’ve never met Rick, but you couldn’t craft a better candidate for political leadership if you tried.

  236. Bosi really has the demeanor of someone that has been in command during terrifying situations. He’d be terrible to play poker against.

  237. DrBeauGan

    Baldrick
    #2732772, posted on June 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    Don’t know what you were watching DrBG.

    I saw three blokes, the one on the right a distinguished looking gentleman with a beard with two hairy scruffs. And not a sound from any of them. Do I have to be logged in or something?

  238. Top Ender

    Thanks for the link Mr Rusty!

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