Monday Forum: June 25, 2018

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  1. Oh come on

    Oops I am commenting too quickly

  2. I would like to see the Libs run an advertisement based upon the old Imperial Leather ad showing Bill Shorten and his first wife . . .

    Why bother? Shorten will be gonski – or well on the way – by mid August.
    The Labor future belongs to Albosleazy – probably our next PM.

  3. Old School Conservative

    #2746853, posted on June 25, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I have a dream. A dream where a newly elected politician uses his/her maiden speech to slam all current politicians for their disgraceful voting patterns to destroy Australia

    Ask and you shall receive…

  4. Oh come on

    The glories of Universal Free Government Healthcare. Genuinely horrific. And it’s the NHS, not Cuba. Cuba, after all, is an atheist state. Whereas in the UK the state religion is the ‘envy of the world’ NHS. Seriously, the Brits are worse than the Norks. The Norks have the perfectly valid excuse that they live in a colossal prison state which prevents their contact with the outside world, so you can forgive them for thinking they’re living in Juche-inspired paradise as they sup in their weekly bowl of grass and manure-flavoured water. The Poms, OTOH, can see how terrifyingly, malevolently shit the NHS is, yet they continue genuflecting towards it anyway.

  5. EvilElvis

    and various non-lefties hold sway in the senate.

    Unfortunately if these ‘various non-lefties’ do hold sway we’ll probably all be able to ride our push bikes helmet free while ripped off our scones on hooch as the hordes of boat arrivals increase and your super gets pillaged as said ‘non-lefties’ were baked and too paranoid to be aware of what the hell they were voting on.

  6. Oh come on

    Remember when the Poms held their stupid Olympics and a big part of their opening ceremony was a sequence showing dozens of hospital beds with patients in them, and all the beds spelt out ‘NHS’ from an aerial view, as if that meant a pinch of shit to anyone outside of the hopelessly brainwashed British public?

  7. old bloke

    Steve trickler
    #2746870, posted on June 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Steve, the only economist who ever produced anything useful was Adebisi Adu, he was Sade’s father.

  8. JD

    For Stimpy 🙂
    If you are willing to sit through the questions, you will meet the next Tim Supercheapauto in the making too.
    Enjoy..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZMIbo_DxJk

  9. Dave in Marybrook

    Riccardo Bosi yeehah!
    Any clues? Starting with the Lib Dems?

  10. Oh come on

    From the link above:

    Last week’s monstrously belated report on the Hampshire hospital’s treatment of its patients in the 1990s revealed that at least 450, and probably more than 650, had been killed — sorry, had had their lives shortened — as a result of a policy of attaching them to syringe drivers pumping diamorphine.

    FYI: doctors call it diamorphine but you know it as heroin.

    Perhaps the most upsetting case — at least, as the father of an adult with Down’s syndrome, I found it so — was that of 78-year-old Ethel Thurston, admitted with a fractured femur. She was described in the report as having “learning difficulties [and] the mental capacity of a 10-year-old”, though she “once held down a job in a bank . . . and had been able to travel across London independently”. The nurses’ notes took a different tack: “Willing to feed herself only if she feels like it . . . her behaviour can be aggressive.”

    On July 26, 1999, Dr Barton made her recommendation: “Please keep comfortable. I am happy for nursing staff to confirm death.” Happy? The following then appears in the nursing notes: “Syringe driver started diamorphine 90mg. Midazolam 20mg.” These huge doses were administered at 11.15am. At 7pm a nurse confirmed Miss Thurston’s death.

    What the fucketty fuck.

  11. notafan

    Congratulations on the shoes MV.

    I’m glad you decided to stay with us.

    And good news from Classical Hero too.

    A speedy recovery for you, I hope.

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ask and you shall receive…

    Ricardo, is it true that the first piece of legislation you sponsor, will be to restrict the franchise to property owners, and ex servicemen, as in “Starship Troopers?”

  13. Entropy

    Syringe driver started diamorphine 90mg. Midazolam 20mg.”

    Holy shit!

  14. Confused Old Misfit

    What the fucketty fuck.

    Coming soon to a hospital near you!

  15. Congratulations on the shoes MV.

    Thanks Nota.
    Regrettably my 9.30 pm curfew has arrived, and I daren’t upset the boss.
    Goodnight all. Play nice. And a speedy recovery to Hero.

  16. Oh come on

    For a junkie, 90mg of heroin would be a good start. For someone with no opioid tolerance, it means respiratory failure.

  17. Snoopy

    Paul Barry highlighted all the important people shitbagging the ABC. Doomlord didn’t get a mention.
    Chris Mitchell is clearly looking for a sinecure with the ABC.

  18. Fisky

    Oh no! The Ponzi scam is unravelling!

    Sydney’s slowing property market is set to make a whopping dent in the state government’s coffers due to a massive reduction in stamp duty revenue.

    The state stands to lose a total of $6 billion in revenue between last financial year and mid-2021, according to significantly revised stamp duty revenue figures in this year’s NSW budget, thanks to house prices coming off the boil in mid-2017.

    We must quadruple immigration to 1 million per year to stop this!!!

  19. notafan

    OCO thank you for the article. Comments were also very informative.

    I’ve read the book about Harold Shipman.

    NHS needs to be privatised.

  20. Oh come on

    We must quadruple immigration to 1 million per year to stop this!!!

    The best way to maximise GDP growth would be to ensure that that one million are all penniless 65yo retirees with multiple complex healthcare issues. Instant citizenship for them all! And NDIS gold cards.

  21. EvilElvis

    Bernardi needs to get some coaching from Latham.

    Would be a good start Snoopy.

    Cory doesn’t have that little bit of mad dog mongrel in him that takes over when required like Latham. He may be better just watching old re-runs of Q&A, focusing on the enemies tactics and turning it on them. Badger, repeat incessantly, interrupt but with facts. At worst you burn down time that they’d be doing it to you. It’s not a crowd he’ll win over anyway, just go maximum annoyance.

  22. Old School Conservative

    Ask and you shall receive…

    Go for it Riccardo.

  23. C.L.

    Ahahahahahaha:

    Donald J. [email protected]

    10m10 minutes ago

    The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!

  24. Oh come on

    Hahahahahahaha still laughing

  25. Fisky

    How sweet it is to have a President who punches back twice as hard against the Left, unlike the pathetic loser cuck Dubbya.

  26. zyconoclast

    The reason Turnbull has not got a poll bounce from the tax cuts is the only people that could like it are taxpayers. When most people are no longer taxpayers – there is your problem…

    Also, it is a bit hard to be grateful when the Maocolm is giving the proles $500 of their own money.

  27. feelthebern

    Richo thinks all the sheep that get loaded in Perth go to Indonesia.

  28. Oh come on

    This is where I break with the Ben Shapiro types who fret over Trump’s tweets and his baiting of the MSM as being ‘divisive’ and ‘bad for the country’. The inference being the country could be reunited through civility or some shit. Look, GWB tried his Compassionate Conservative heart out at civilly reuniting the nation and failed miserably. The Left doesn’t do civil.

    There are only two ways to ‘unite the nation’ – capitulate to the Left, or crush it.

  29. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Richo thinks all the sheep that get loaded in Perth go to Indonesia.

    If you have a link for that, I would be obliged.

  30. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. [email protected]

    10m10 minutes ago

    The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!

    I can’t stop laughing. He is a god.

  31. feelthebern

    Zulu, it was on PM Live.

  32. zyconoclast

    I heard some real estate bloke say that the Adelaide housing market was remaining strong, especially due to the “changing of the guard” demographic replacement.
    He reckoned it was a good thing.
    SA Ponzi.

    That looks a bit like SS Panza.

  33. JC

    Looks like God’s up and dressed… perhaps not dressed, but certainly awake and very busy tailed.

  34. Fisky

    It always ends with political violence, for the Left.

    Maxine Waters: “If you see them in public, push back on them and tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

  35. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu, it was on PM Live.

    Thank you.

  36. JC

    God’s right. Google street view shows the side canopies are really dirty and unkempt. Toggle to the left then hang right in the side street and you’ll see what he means. It’s really dirty. The woman on the side looks like the owner with her face pixelled out.

  37. Harlequin Decline

    Was visiting some friends out at Epping( 18km NW of Sydney CBD) over the weekend. We walked down to the local cafe via mostly quiet streets. As I walked across a road my friend said, ‘Be careful-you are not in Australia anymore’.

    Within seconds of him saying this a car came out of the terminating road at a T intersection turning right across the front of another car forcing it to brake. Unfortunately for the (Asian) driver the braking vehicle was a police car which, with lights flashing pulled him up and booked him as we passed by. I couldn’t stop laughing.

    The reason-the area was rezoned. Immediately it happened the developers flocked in and offered $3M for quarter acre properties worth $2M. Many elderly residents didn’t want to move but enough did and the remainder were squeezed out rather than be sandwiched between blocks of flats. The houses were unceremoniously bulldozed and the flats went up quick smart with the voter stocking density going from 8 per acre to 64+.

    The majority of these are Korean and Chinese occupied with one block of flats signposted only in Chinese.

    Most Sydneysiders would be aware of some of the ghettos that have been and are being built but I doubt they understand how widespread it is and how bad, the already shit traffic will become.

  38. C.L.

    Mass declassification to come?

    Donald J. [email protected]

    I have tried to stay uninvolved with the Department of Justice and FBI (although I do not legally have to), because of the now totally discredited and very expensive Witch Hunt currently going on. But you do have to ask why the DOJ & FBI aren’t giving over requested documents?

  39. Infidel Tiger

    Maxine Waters: “If you see them in public, push back on them and tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

    Agreed. We will indeed be doing that Maxine.

  40. JC

    ABC are so fucking dishonest? Yep, they sure are. It’s unbelievable just how dishonest they are. I was channel surfing earlier on and caught a glimpse of Mediawatch. Okay, you’re right, what the fuck was doing stopping there. Paul Barry came up with the bullshit that theirABC costs us around 10 cents per day per person. He added that it’s 1/2 the cost of what it was in the 80’s adjusted for inflation. What the swine omitted was that the population was 11.5 million then vs 25 million now. In other words he dishonestly used the population metric to imply we’re getting value for money. What a lying sack of shit.

  41. stackja

    HD – Gladesville, Ryde, Meadowbank traffic jams.

  42. JC

    It’s hard to believe this fucker was at one stage so integral to internet security and he’s a total loon. No kidding, he’s totally insane.

    John McAfee ‘Outs’ “Wanted Sex Trafficker” In Post-Poisoning Tweetstorm

  43. miltonf

    Waters is poison. But then so are fauxahontas, boxer, feinstein, pelosi etc etc

  44. Baldrick #2746789, posted on June 25, 2018 at 6:51 pm
    Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Supercheapauto comes out in support of Red Hen:
    ABC The Drum ✔ @ABCthedrum

    “I can understand why the restaurant owner took a stand and why there would have been many people cheering her on. Although, it can be fraught territory if you start excluding people and not seek to engage the other side in political debate.”

    It was much worse.
    I just watched the entire segment (length of the segment is only a few minutes)

    Southpossumass flatly refuses to say the restaurant did anything wrong.
    He then makes it very clear that he’s in favour of publicly badgering and discriminating against people who “deserve it”.

    $1.7 million we’ve paid that fat asshole over the past few years. His job role should never have existed.

  45. Oh come on

    Here is the thing. You cannot make any kind of peace or come to a compromise with an enemy possessed of vast, blinding stupidity that has declared you all fascists who are led by a man who is demonstrably not Adolf Hitler, yet is “literally Hitler”. This enemy wants to harm you, it wants to kill you, it is openly organising to do just that in its own peculiarly embarrassing and pathetic and occasionally vaguely effective way. It is making none of this a secret.

  46. chrisl

    First day on a visit to Beunos Aires and there is a general strike !
    Welcome to your future!
    Comrades

  47. I’ll revise my above:
    Southpossumarse spent 3 or 4 minutes speaking, on the basis that the actions of the restaurant were moral, sensible, and ethical.

  48. Actually, Southpossumarse did say the restaurant was wrong.
    He actually laments the actions of the restaurant.

    He says the owner & staff should have “taken the opportunity” to have picked a heated argument with Sarah Sanders.

  49. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Southpossumass flatly refuses to say the restaurant did anything wrong.
    He then makes it very clear that he’s in favour of publicly badgering and discriminating against people who “deserve it”.

    $1.7 million we’ve paid that fat asshole over the past few years. His job role should never have existed.

    Tim Solarpanelrebate is someone whose parents fled the Pathet Lao Communist dictatorship, to France, in 1975. He seems Hell bent on repeating said dictatorship, in Australia. “I am one of the entitled class, all you serfs can get stuffed.”

  50. Infidel Tiger

    Can you believe it? Sour Possum Arse has come out in favour of discrimination.

    ABC The Drum
    ABC The Drum
    @ABCthedrum
    “I can understand why the restaurant owner took a stand and why there would have been many people cheering her on. Although, it can be fraught territory if you start excluding people and not seek to engage the other side in political debate.” @timsout on shunning #TheDrum

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ABCthedrum/status/1011153469154029574

  51. JC

    Can you believe it? Sour Possum Arse has come out in favour of discrimination.

    The righteous thing to do is to deport him. He would be better off too and much happier, as he seems to really hate Australia.

    Deport Southpaw for a better Australia and happier Southpaw.

  52. Oh come on

    So there is no ‘uniting the nation’. There is no furtive fretting over ‘winning the culture war at the expense of the country’ that keeps the closet NeverTrumpers awake at night. No, the culture war is now everything.

    There actually was a time, not so long ago, when the country could have united under the wise leadership of a great President. Back in 2008, that President did have the requisite goodwill to unite the country. Pity he turned out to be neither wise nor great.

    And so here we are.

  53. Infidel Tiger

    Why did we need to import some fat slope to tell us we are shit?

  54. JC

    Why did we need to import some fat ….. to tell us we are shit?

    ‘sactly. We don’t need him.

  55. Harlequin Decline

    stackja
    #2747001, posted on June 25, 2018 at 10:40 pm
    HD – Gladesville, Ryde, Meadowbank traffic jams.

    One saving grace is the Sydney auction clearance rate has dropped into the 50% range, from a high of 80%+ a year ago so we’re probably already in an oversupply situation. Under normal circumstances all it would need is a shock to the financial system and the arse would really fall out of the market. However with the demand pressure as it is it looks like any downturn may be shortlived.

  56. Infidel Tiger

    Huge protests in Iran. Media ignoring it.

  57. Oh come on

    We don’t need him.

    Excuse me. At least have the courtesy to check that you’re using the correct pronoun before you potentially misgender an entity.

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why did we need to import some fat slope to tell us we are shit?

    We’ve got Taneen Onus Williams, of the “Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance” to tell us we are shit, why we import the son of Laotian refugees to tell us we are shit?

  59. BrettW

    Definitely not a fan of Tim Soupthingy but he did not agree with the restaurant asking Sanders to leave. He might agree with the restaurant owner’s sentiments but he did not support the asking to leave.

  60. stackja

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
    19 minutes ago
    ….If this is done, illegal immigration will be stopped in it’s tracks – and at very little, by comparison, cost. This is the only real answer – and we must continue to BUILD THE WALL!

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
    31 minutes ago
    Hiring many thousands of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go – will always be disfunctional. People must simply be stopped at the Border and told they cannot come into the U.S. illegally. Children brought back to their country……
    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
    37 minutes ago
    Such a difference in the media coverage of the same immigration policies between the Obama Administration and ours. Actually, we have done a far better job in that our facilities are cleaner and better run than were the facilities under Obama. Fake News is working overtime!

  61. JC

    You know, it’s pretty redundant saying the left are hypocritical scum.

    It was only a couple of month’s ago when Starbucks was hit hard about it’s refusal allow toilet usage to blacks walking in off the street. In fact the pressure was so great they turned their store toilets into hobo hangouts. The CEO is a coward, but that aside..

    Sarah H makes a reservation, the main course is taken to the table and then she gets asked to leave. The left cheer. This is okay though.

    Thinking this over, I reckon she was better off because that staff would have likely spat on the food order.

  62. JC

    Driller and now Rooster.. the two of the far too many resident nobheds.

    Actually, Southpossumarse did say the restaurant was wrong.
    He actually laments the actions of the restaurant.

    He says the owner & staff should have “taken the opportunity” to have picked a heated argument with Sarah Sanders.

    He qualified his opinion on the owner’s actions. Furthermore he suggested there are ways of engaging with people you disagree with.

    But…….

    Sanders DID not go there to have an argument with morons serving her or the restaurant owner. The reservation or the implied reason the reservation was made was to buy a meal there, not to talk to the front or even back or house morons about politics.

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Memsahib’s treating a bad attack of gout, with gin and painkillers. She’s watching some bubblegum for the eyeballs, on T.V about blind dating. I’ve just reminded her of a blind date, over thirty years ago..

  64. BrettW

    JC, are you trying to indicate something wrong with my post about TimSoup. It is a factual post so I guess your comment about resident nobheads is just your usual negative reaction to anything I post. Hence my comment earlier about you being desperate for a stoush.

  65. JC

    JC, are you trying to indicate something wrong with my post about TimSoup. It is a factual post so I guess your comment about resident nobheads is just your usual negative reaction to anything I post. Hence my comment earlier about you being desperate for a stoush.

    Look dipshit, you have very weird effeminate traits. Whenever you’re questioned you can’t take it and unable to defend your position.. Here’s some advice, you pathetic little faggot. Stick to giving accounts on what hear radio or television talk back. But no more Ray Hadley.

  66. BorisG

    Sanders DID not go there to have an argument with morons serving her or the restaurant owner. The reservation or the implied reason the reservation was made was to buy a meal there, not to talk to the front or even back or house morons about politics.

    I think if you are a highly visible public figure in a public place, there is a good chance people would want to have a chat with you. The other day of the Cats told about her casual chat with John Howard as a barber shop.
    still would be better than kicking her out.

  67. JC

    Rooster

    Serious question… By the sounds of it you’d be at least middle aged to slightly over the hill. Have you ever had sex with a woman?

  68. BorisG

    actually this is the reason many celebrities go to an extraordinary efforts to avoid public places.

  69. Oh come on

    Sometimes you win by letting the crazy devour itself. The zes and the zurs obviously want to conquer the linguistic space. What about unilaterally withdrawing? See how far they’re willing to run with this shit. I expect pretty far and pretty fast
    Let them start insisting they’re verbs or adjectives. Imagine the conversation:

    Hey I’m Joe Blow.
    Hi, I walk.
    Umm that’s nice I guess, I walk too.
    You insensitive arsehole, I am word form fluid and right now I’m the verb walk.
    Oh right so you are Walk.
    Your grammatical microaggressions imply I’m a noun, you piece of shit! I walk!
    OK, let’s go for a walk.
    What? Stop [email protected] me with your words! Every day I am [email protected] by men who refuse to recognise my word form preference as an indivisible part of my identity!

    People can only tolerate so much craziness.

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    JC, are you trying to indicate something wrong with my post about TimSoup. It is a factual post so I guess your comment about resident nobheads is just your usual negative reaction to anything I post. Hence my comment earlier about you being desperate for a stoush.

    Give it away, BrettW, it’s time for the old duffer’s meds. He’ll be dribbling everywhere, and raving on about “Roonery”, whoever that is. JC is really just past it all.

  71. JC

    Boris, having a “chat” is not the same thing as having a serious politcal stoush over a main course with the waiter.

    In any event, I reckon she lucked out because they would have spat on her food.

  72. zyconoclast

    Harley-Davidson To Move Some Production Outside US Over EU Tariffs

    President Trump last year praised iconic US motorcycle maker Harley Davidson for its U.S. manufacturing presence and blamed global tariffs for making it “very hard” for the company to do business overseas. Well, in an ironic twist he was right, because on Monday Harley-Davidson announced that it will move the production of motorcycles bound for European countries out of the United States, citing rising costs from European Union tariffs on their products.

    The decision comes at a time when Harley’s European sales are at their highest relative percentage of total sales since 2011, while domestic sales have been slumping, dragging the stock price of HOG lower.

  73. JC

    Lol.. look, look at Ronery trying to start a pack. How unpredictable. 🙂

    Ronery’s still holding a grudge because I mocked him earlier this morning for babbling about the live cattle trade for three days straight.

  74. BorisG

    This enemy wants to harm you, it wants to kill you, it is openly organising to do just that in its own peculiarly embarrassing and pathetic and occasionally vaguely effective way.

    OCO you do realise you sound a bit hysterical. A lot of chaos over Trump’s policies is self inflicted. For instance, why instead of blaming democrats he does not engage with the GOP in Congress to pass a sensible immigration reform bill?

    Both sides deserve respect, especially ordinary people.

  75. C.L.

    ABC are so fucking dishonest? Yep, they sure are. It’s unbelievable just how dishonest they are. I was channel surfing earlier on and caught a glimpse of Mediawatch. Okay, you’re right, what the fuck was doing stopping there. Paul Barry came up with the bullshit that theirABC costs us around 10 cents per day per person. He added that it’s 1/2 the cost of what it was in the 80’s adjusted for inflation. What the swine omitted was that the population was 11.5 million then vs 25 million now. In other words he dishonestly used the population metric to imply we’re getting value for money. What a lying sack of shit.

    I checked using ABC budget figures and the RBA inflation calculator.
    Using a 1987/2017 comparison, $467.5 million then = $1.1 billion now.
    Ergo: the cost is not 1/2 of what it was in the 80s (depending on your base year); in a logical 30 year comparison, it is about the same amount in real terms. It is 1/2 in money terms.
    Additionally, in population terms – you get the following:

    1987: 467.5 million / 16.26 million (pop) = 24.5/365 = 3 cents a day per person per annum
    2017: 24,450,561 /1000000000 = 41/365 = 11 cents a day (as per Friends of the ABC propaganda).

    Ergo: the ABC costs each Australian four times more now than it did then.

  76. BorisG

    I know Cats would have none of it, but look at Jerry Brown. The guy was governor of California when I was a teenager – and after all the hype over the terminator – he won the governorship again. That is an amazing achievement. even if you don’t agree with his politics.

    My Californian friend (who is not particularly leftist – he himself was an advisor to centre right campaign in Greece) is full of praise for him.

  77. JC

    why instead of blaming democrats he does not engage with the GOP in Congress to pass a sensible immigration reform bill?

    Boris have you been asleep for the past 6 years or so?

    An immigration bill has been on the table well before Trump’s election win going well in to the Kenyan’s first and second term. The problem has always been that the D’rats want to bestow full citizenship on 12 million illegals, which the GOP would never agree to because it would be political suicide.

    Trump wants the same things as the GOP congress. In addition wants to stop the movement across the southern border. The D’rats see illegals as potential vote fodder.

  78. C.L.

    Can you believe it? Sour Possum Arse has come out in favour of discrimination.

    Of course I can believe it. The Sanders family is white. A week after the Eurydice Dixon teddy bear vigil, here we have the same inscrutable little bastard who formerly acted as the nation’s moral guardian supporting public violence against women. Go back to Hong Kong, you grub.

    On a related subject, I remembered today the time big-mouthed gargoyle “comedian” Sandra Bernhard called for Sarah Palin to be gang-r-aped. Fairfax was pleased to call it a “jibe.”

    Sandra Bernhard caught in Sarah Palin gang-rape jibe storm.

    Ten years on and Peter Fonda called for the President’s son to be gang-r-aped.

    I never want to hear any Ben Shapiro-style talk of “civility.”
    These people must be mercilessly destroyed.

  79. zyconoclast

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  80. JC

    Ten years on and Peter Fonda called for the President’s son to be gang-r-aped.

    It’s interesting how you recently shed light on Peter Fonda’s friendship with Nicholson and Roman Polasnki.

  81. BrettW

    JC, it is impossible to defend a position when dealing with a moron such as yourself. Reason is not your strong point.

    I am not sure why you would be interested in if I have had sex with a woman. You have frequently used gay slurs to refer to me in the past so you must be quite the expert on my private life. Does it affect the validity of my posts here if I am gay, do or don’t have sex with women or have encounters with multiple different women each night of the week ? This is important stuff and you should demand the Blog owner seek such information before new members join the forum. Perhaps you should just give him a list, however long it may be, of types of people you don’t like.

    Anything else you need an explanation for Mr Head Prefect sir ?

  82. Old School Conservative

    Susan Ley on “Newsnight” says There is a culture of dishonesty and disregard for the rules
    She was talking about live export but she could have been talking about her own use of taxpayers funds.

    How Speers could interview her with a straight face and no probing questions about the Gold Coast is well beyond me.

  83. Old School Conservative

    Well I stuffed that italic quote of Ley didn’t I.

  84. BrettW

    Bingo we have a winner ! Another example of JC’s derangement syndrome.

    JC, can you explain why you commented upon Zulu’s posting about the live cattle trade but make no mention of others who have also done so ?

    Take your time as could be hard for you to explain your double standards.

  85. zyconoclast

    ‘That’s my poo’: Public nuisance caught pouring a bucket of his own faeces onto a war memorial – before boasting about the desecration

    Police have released a photo of the alleged offender, who poured faeces over the Monument Hill memorial, in Fremantle, Western Australia Sunday evening.

  86. JC

    Rooster, the reason I asked if you’ve ever had sex is to imply that you must be a virgin. Even at your extended age, I can’t imagine you ever lucked out. As for calling you gay and a fagot, this isn’t a slur towards gays, as I’ve explained many times before. It’s just that I consider you a faggot in a non gay sense. A slimey little effeminate creature whose feelings seem to be precious.

    Now you could go back to the other thread and explain what you mean by ‘admirable” in reference the NDIS. You could also explain here why you believe the Laotian didn’t support Sander’s exit.

    But you won’t because you’re a sackless little fagot with no redeeming qualities. No fucking wonder, Ronery wants to partner up with you.

  87. zyconoclast

    On board the Torture Ship: The world’s largest bondage and fetish orgy on a boat takes place in Germany

    Hundreds of fetish fans gathered in southern Germany this weekend to embark on a boat party with a leather twist.

    The Torture Ship is the world’s largest fetish and BDSM party taking place on a moving barge, and has been cruising Lake Constance every summer for 22 years.

    The annual event sees some 500 people take part in a one-night boat trip – although this year’s numbers were slightly diminished due to the Germany vs. Sweden World Cup match on Saturday.

    I suspect watching the soccer is more than enough torture.

  88. JC

    JC, can you explain why you commented upon Zulu’s posting about the live cattle trade but make no mention of others who have also done so ?

    Sure thing Rooster, you little fagot. I did earlier today make allowance for that very point. I highlighted that no one else had for three days been on a live cattle trade bender like Madam Ronery. Three days! Now answer my questions, you sackless little coward. Pretend, at least for the readership, you have atomic sized testicles. They’ll believe you do 🙂

  89. Steve trickler

    Thinking about Detroit, 2018.



  90. I never want to hear any Ben Shapiro-style talk of “civility.”
    These people must be mercilessly destroyed.

    Indeed. Calls for civility typically have me reaching for my gun.

  91. zyconoclast

    Bombshell in Ramadan

    The following analysis of the new anti-“radicalism” law in Austria was written by the Austrian scholar Christian Zeitz, and has been kindly translated by JLH. Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff supplies an introduction to provide the current political context.

    Introduction

    by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
    Vice President of Wiener Akademikerbund

    There was an uproar of excitement when a few weeks ago, on a Friday, only “hours away from Iftar, the breaking of the fast”: the Austrian government introduced measures to curb the influence of “political Islam” in Austria. While the measures to shut down “extremist” mosques sounded like a long-awaited solution to the proliferation of Islamization of Austria were lauded by many both domestically and worldwide, there were those voices who knew right away that nothing would come of this announcement. They were, as always, brushed off, but, as always, their analysis proved not only sound, but also true. To this day, not one mosque has been closed and, as far as is known, not one imam has left the country.

    This situation is unfortunate, but unsurprising. All of this was predicted by Christian Zeitz back in 2015, when the Islam Law was debated in parliament. And it is most unfortunate when members of parliament go on television and say that this law was passed in good faith, which is patently untrue and is documented as such (here at Gates of Vienna).

    One would hope that now, in view of the obvious failure of the Islam Law, lawmakers would approach the one expert available to provide ideas to fix this botched law. This hope is in vain. No one has thus far approached Christian Zeitz, the one man who has always maintained that there are solutions available. Alas, Zeitz has been shunned. To the detriment of the Austrian population.

    The following analysis is likely the last on the topic of Islam Law. There is nothing more to add until the politicians wake up and fix a law that was broken to begin with, instead of continuing on a path of destruction. The question is: are the politicians willing to admit their mistake?

  92. C.L.

    James [email protected]

    Now that a United States Congresswoman has called for harassment against Republicans and the inevitable violence that will come of it, I urge all of you to a) get armed, and b) vote. Your life literally depends on it.

  93. BrettW

    JC,
    I think you must have some sort of mental disability. Were you constantly asking your teacher in school to explain things to you multiple times ? You should try and get some help for that.

    By the Laotian I believe you mean TimSoup. No explanation needed except for those who try to distort everything. Watch it again yourself because to any person of sound mind he clearly did not agree with the restaurant owner asking Sanders to exit. Now for your pedantic feeble mind this does not mean he does not agree with the political sentiments of the restaurant owner.

    I guess you don’t get the irony of you suggesting TimSoup be deported for his views. You would make a great restaurant owner.

  94. JC

    Rooster

    I happily answered your question, so you need to suck down deeply and answer two reasonable questions I put to you.

    1. On what basis do you find a sovietised welfare model (NDIS) to be admirable?
    2. Why do you believe Southpaw’s comment didn’t support Sander’s ouster from the restaurant?
    No faggoting around now. Take a deep breath and push down.

    GO!

  95. Steve trickler

    He was good. Very good. Goodnight all.



  96. JC

    Woods comment to Griffin is a classic.

    James Woods
    ‏Verified account @RealJamesWoods
    8h8 hours ago

    You forgot #SpermBank

    Read what Griffin had to say

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

  97. BrettW

    JC,
    Now you are just boring. Repeating the same already answered questions over and over just confirms you have comprehension problems.

    Why don’t you go to bed instead of drooling like a demented insane asylum resident.

    Feel free to keep on asking your questions as I am off to bed now as you are reminding me of the Black Knight from Monty Python who thinks he is winning.

  98. Cpt Seahawks

    Maxine Waters is horrible. I remember her stirring the s..t to invoke the Rodney King riots.

  99. JC

    Let the readership decide if I am being boring or not, Rooster you cowardly little faggot. Answer those reasonable questions I put to you, or just fuck off and stop wasting our time.

  100. Cpt Seahawks

    Southpawmouseman did have virtue signal competition on the Dumb from Birdie (Bridie maybe), writer for the Guardian/unkempt whinger.
    NB. Refer the Great White Hope’s advice regarding Red Hen restaurant renovation as the same advice for Bridie’s required makeover to become attractive.

  101. As for calling you gay and a fagot, this isn’t a slur towards gays, as I’ve explained many times before. It’s just that I consider you a faggot in a non gay sense. A slimey little effeminate creature whose feelings seem to be precious.

    It’s a slur towards gays, JC.

    I hope you don’t talk like that in front of your mother.

  102. JC

    It’s a slur towards gays, JC.

    Fair point monst. No gay guy should be compared to the Rooster.

  103. Donald J. [email protected]

    10m10 minutes ago

    The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!

    Mar-a-Lago is notorious for over a dozen food code violations.

  104. Snoopy

    The Obama White House held special meetings related to the Russia investigation in 2016. The odd thing is that crooked John Kerry from the State Department was invited and good guy Admiral Rogers from the NSA was excluded.

    Yahoo News reported…

  105. Mark A

    m0nty
    #2747083, posted on June 26, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Mar-a-Lago is notorious for over a dozen food code violations.

    May well be true, but there is a slight difference in who is doing the day to day running of the respective joints.
    I would imagine D Trump is several, (like 100) degrees removed, while the lady in question is personally responsible.

    Nice try monty, but no cigar.

  106. BorisG

    Trump wants the same things as the GOP congress. In addition wants to stop the movement across the southern border. The D’rats see illegals as potential vote fodder.

    who cares what Dems think? GOP has majority in both houses, don’t they?

  107. JC

    I think Senate rules prevent simple majority voting up and down, Boris. US senate voting rules is a hornets nest of arcane rules. There’s also the likelihood not all GOP senators would vote with the rest of the GOP.

  108. JC

    Can someone explain why the government split the tax cuts into two -personal and corporate instead of introducing them in combo for a vote? I know was a bet on at least getting the personal cuts through. However would the cross benchers have voted the entire package down if was presented in combo. I’m not sure.

  109. zyconoclast #2747040, posted on June 25, 2018 at 11:35 pm
    The Red Hen Menu

    Er… that is the menu from “The Red Hen” in New Jersey, a cheap Mexican joint.
    The Red Hen, in Lexington Virginia, is a “paddock to plate” and a few notches up the toney scale – as befits a place patronised by the most important people in the nation (Democrat voting civil servants).

    The Red Hen is unable to predict what will be on the menu tonight, I suppose this depends upon them being able to shoot a big enough steer to feed everybody, or something.

    A sample of what their menu may look like is here.

  110. zyconoclast #2747040, posted on June 25, 2018 at 11:35 pm
    The Red Hen Menu

    Er.. that is the Red Hen, a cheap Mexican style joint in New Jersey.
    The Red Hen, in Lexington Virginia is slightly pricier. It is a toney “paddock to plate” place, and cannot predict its menu in advance as it depends if a big fat steer is ready to be shot, or something.
    An example of what their menu may look like can be found here.

  111. The Red Hen was about a country mile out of line.

  112. BorisG

    I think Senate rules prevent simple majority voting up and down, Boris. US senate voting rules is a hornets nest of arcane rules.

    Very few presidents have majorities in both houses like Trump and most manage to pass some bills. Reagan was the best but even Obama passed Oabamacare somehow. There must be a way.

  113. The Red Hen took a reservation.
    When the reservation turned up, one of the other people in the dining party was Sarah Sanders.

    So the threw the entire dining party out.

  114. The Red Hen first took the orders, & was halfway through cooking, the dining party was seated, then the owner turned up & slung ’em all out.

    Because one of the guest of the reservation holder was a “total bitch” or something.

  115. Tom

    The Paywallian has confirmed Johannes Leak’s increased presence at the paper but the unfunny leftoid Jon Kudelka still clings to the paper’s No.1 spot gifted to him when Bill Leak died last year.

    From yesterday’s paper, Leak junior’s cartoon with the Media Diary column (about the Chinese embassy in Vanuatu objecting to Channel Nein’s use of a drone to film the former).

    And today’s cartoon from Leak junior, who’s now filling in for Kudelka on his day off (Tuesday), even though junior has 10 times the talent.

    PS: I’ve resubscribed to the Paywallian to regain access to stories I need for a forthcoming project. I’ll ditch my new subscription to the Herald Sun when that comes due and revert to buying it at the shop. I quite enjoy reading the paper copy – and if I don’t buy it, I don’t pay.

  116. "The Law is an Ass."

    Labor’s pre election policy is fairly predictable ,.

    Albernesie got the popular vote Shorten with his baggage was named leader where he has been implimenting policy and keeping Albernezies profile pristine for his sudden emergence pre election. They have been doing this since BOb Hawke aboth state and federally with great sucess see NZ PM O.Hearn and Tony Blair in the UK.

  117. rickw

    Thanks Tom!

    Stiglich 1 & 2 are the same, best of the lot, so worth repeating!

  118. Up The Workers!

    Thanks Tom,

    Zanetti’s is brilliant.

    If the Laboral Party wasn’t just a minor sub-branch of the Labor(sic) Party these days, they could use it as a campaign poster for as long as the Marrickville brothel-hopper and the “finking man’s fug”, Bonking Billy continue to aspire to the Prime Ministership.

  119. Tom

    Clueless leftoid Ben Fritz at WSJ misses the giant woolly mammoth in the room:

    Comedies are becoming a grim business for Hollywood.

    Traditional comedies are struggling for oxygen at the box office, caught between superhero sequels that integrate laughs and a vast buffet of stand-up specials, sitcoms, amateur pranks and original films on digital services like Netflix and YouTube.

    Last year’s most successful adult comedy, “Girls Trip,” took in $117 million in the U.S. and Canada. The last time the year’s highest-grossing comedy grossed so little was 1995, when tickets cost 52% less on average.

    It wasn’t an anomaly. The five most successful adult comedies grossed an average of $141 million in 2013, $109 million in 2015 and just $85 million last year.

    So far in 2018, the biggest live-action comedy has been “Game Night,” which took in just $69 million. Melissa McCarthy’s “Life of the Party,” has grossed $52 million, her lowest-grossing comedy ever. Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” is finishing its box office run with $49 million, less than half of her debut hit “Trainwreck.” “Action Point,” from the producer and star of “Jackass,” has grossed just $5 million, compared with $117 million for “Jackass 3-D” in 2010.

    When adult dramas started to fade at the box office in the early 2010s, most people in Hollywood agreed the reason was a boom in high-quality drama series like “Breaking Bad” and “House of Cards” on cable and streaming platforms that meant people could get their fix at home. In addition, most dramas aren’t visually compelling enough to qualify as mandatory big-screen viewing.

    But many thought comedy and horror were immune to small-screen competition. As evidenced by April’s $186 million hit “A Quiet Place,” many people still prefer to be scared in a dark theater packed with other people. Comedy, proponents argued, worked the same way: Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey and Julia Roberts were so successful, they figured, because it is more fun to laugh with 200 people than alone on your couch.

    Now that is proving to not be true. With stand-up specials on Netflix, pranksters on YouTube and animated GIFs on social media, people can get more than enough laughs on any digital device. In addition, people who want to laugh at the cinema can do so at the same time they watch their favorite superheroes kick butt in movies like “Deadpool 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Thor: Ragnarok” that blend action-adventure with comedy.

    “The biggest movies now are sucking up so many genres, including comedy, that after you see one you no longer need to go see something different to get your comedy itch scratched,” said Megan Colligan, a consultant and veteran studio marketing executive.

    Several major comedy stars are now making direct-to-streaming films for Netflix Inc., including Mr. Sandler, Chris Rock and Will Ferrell, a sign of the diminished opportunities at traditional studios that release in theaters and a further incentive for audiences to stay at home.

    Just five years ago, things were quite different. In 2013, Ms. McCarthy and Sandra Bullock’s “The Heat” and the raucous R-rated “We’re the Millers” each grossed more than $150 million domestically. Another movie with Ms. McCarthy, “Identity Thief,” was close behind with $135 million. “Grown Ups 2,” “Anchorman 2,” “Bad Grandpa,” “This is the End” and even the widely maligned “Hangover Part III” all exceeded $100 million in domestic ticket sales.

    Now, the only major comedy hits are those made for children. “Peter Rabbit,” featuring computer-generated critters that outsmart real-life adults, grossed a healthy $115 million in February, and animated comedies like “Despicable Me 3” and “The Boss Baby” were top grossers last year.

    “The Incredibles 2,” which mixes family-friendly action, comedy and drama, scored a massive $182.7 million in its opening weekend.

    Though certain subgenres like romantic comedy have nearly disappeared, most studios aren’t yet abandoning adult comedy. They have, however, slashed spending on them so that they can potentially become profitable on lower grosses than were needed in the past. No comedy stars earn the $20 million per picture that Messrs. Carrey and Sandler and Ms. Roberts sometimes did in the past.

    “Tag” is a recent example of the new approach. Made for just $28 million, it features no major comedy stars and was sold primarily on its concept, a real-life story about grown friends in a decadeslong game of tag that was based on a Wall Street Journal article.

    “There was a time when comedies were being made for $70 million. Then $45 million. Now the sweet spot is in the 20s,” said Todd Garner, a producer of “Tag” who previously produced comedies starring Mr. Sandler.

    “Tag” opened to $15 million, just a little less than the openings of “Life of the Party,” and “Game Night.” The highest opening for a comedy this year was “Blockers,” about parents coping with teenage daughters who want to lose their virginity, at $20.6 million.

    Given their modest budgets, all those films could end up in the black, particularly if they do well on home video, television and streaming in the years to come. In the past, however, comedies that grossed hundreds of millions were hugely profitable, even if they were costly to make. Those days appear to be behind Hollywood.

    Any hopes that 2018 will have a single $100 millon-plus comedy likely lie later in the year, with the romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians” or Kevin Hart’s and Tiffany Haddish’s “Night School,” studio executives said.

    Can someone tell Ben the reason “comedies” are struggling is that the totalitarian left, which has taken over Hollywood, has banned laughter because it’s subversive (to those who want to control what we think)?

    Link.

  120. Shy Ted

    Syringe driver started diamorphine 90mg. Midazolam 20mg.”
    Quite frankly if I lost capacity and spent my days vegetating and unable to decide, that’s the way I’d want to go.

  121. Caveman

    Stiglitchs red hen is too clean

  122. Mother Lode

    So the threw the entire dining party out.

    From what I heard the others were told they could stay, but they opted to all leave.
    I gather they also offered to pay but were told what they had eaten was on the house.

    While it is shitty what the owner did, I am not sure that it was wrong if this woman felt so strongly. It was an uncomfortable situation dealt with quietly. It was one of the staff that really lit the fuse with their social media comment. If the owner deemed this was going to damage the reputation of the restaurant then they are free to sack the staff member for the financial damage they will have caused.

    It is not quite like the bakers and gay weddings thing since with the bakers it is the ceremony that they object to, not the people.

    But still, shop owners should be entitled to turn away whomever they want.

    Even dickheads.

  123. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    socialism is a cancer

  124. Peter

    It’s also not like the gay wedding thing because as far as has been reported, Sanders has not called in the lawyers to force compliance on the restaurant

  125. Old School Conservative

    If the owner deemed this was going to damage the reputation of the restaurant then they are free to sack the staff member for the financial damage they will have caused.

    That’s a good idea – sack the messenger. (sarc off)

  126. OldOzzie

    Tom

    thanks – An Australian Winner easily today

    Paul Zanetti

  127. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Both sides deserve respect, especially ordinary people.

    The left deserve no respect. It is an invalid ideology of greed, hate and state theft.

  128. Mother Lode

    It’s also not like the gay wedding thing because as far as has been reported, Sanders has not called in the lawyers to force compliance on the restaurant

    Yup.

    She is not of the opinion that people have to serve her.

    Or, perhaps more to the point, she is not out to use the law to ruin people she disagrees with.

  129. Bruce of Newcastle

    While it is shitty what the owner did, I am not sure that it was wrong if this woman felt so strongly.

    That’s what these guys say.

    Red Hen owner had legal right to tell Sarah Sanders to leave, but it’s bad for business, experts say

    James Harry Dunne, a New York attorney who specializes in the hospitality industry, among others fields, tells Fox News that there is such a thing as discrimination based on political affiliation, but whether or not it applies in a specific instance depends on where a restaurant, or business, is located.

    “To the best of my knowledge, no federal laws prohibit discrimination based on political affiliation in places of public accommodation,” said Dunne, who added that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not include any provisions banning discrimination against political affiliation.

    “However, some states have laws that do provide such protections,” he stated, citing New York, Washington, D.C. and California.

    “For example, D.C.’s Human Rights Act states that you cannot ‘deny, directly or indirectly, any person the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations,’” according to Dunne.

    The same can’t be said of Virginia, however.

    She has the perfect right to be a complete hypocrite and partisan slimeball, and destroy her own business. Just like the NFL, ESPN and others are doing. One day lefty business owners will learn, painfully, to keep their activism to themselves.

  130. OldOzzie

    Who’s Really to Blame at the Border?
    The current distress and hysteria is the fault of illegal aliens and their enablers in the courts.

    Heather Mac Donald
    June 22, 2018 Politics and law
    The Social Order

    Here is the conclusion of Heather’s column:

    Underlying this episode were several cardinal principles of left-wing activism: that favored victim groups must never be held responsible for their actions, and that policy should be made based on immediate claims of need, with no regard to long-term consequences. The reigning assumption during the family-separation meltdown was that the adults who brought children with them across the border had no responsibility for their subsequent plight. The only actor with agency was the federal government; it alone bore the blame for alien minors being placed in detention facilities. Yet the but-for cause of the child separation was the adult’s decision to cross illegally into the U.S., child in tow. If you don’t want to be separated from your or another person’s child, don’t cross the border illegally. Likewise, any whisper of immigration enforcement inside the border is inevitably greeted with cries that such enforcement would cause illegal aliens to be “fearful.” If you don’t want to fear deportation, don’t assume the risk of deportation, however slight that risk may be, by illegal entry.

  131. Geriatric Mayfly

    Coca Cola facing production problems due to CO2 shortage

    Shome mishtake shurely.

  132. OldOzzie

    Bill Shorten’s frontbench team rich in assets – Ben Packham

    Bill Shorten’s asset-rich frontbenchers, who have led attacks on the personal wealth of Malcolm Turnbull, will continue to have ­access to the benefits of negative gearing on dozens of investment properties under Labor’s plans to axe the ­lucrative tax break for new investors.

    As the opposition ramps up its class-war attack on “millionaires”, The Australian can reveal many of Labor’s frontbenchers are multi-millionaires, courtesy of bulging property portfolios. Parliamentary records show Labor’s 45 frontbenchers own or have an interest in a total of 105 properties, including 57 classified as residences, and up to 48 classified as investments, holiday houses or blocks of land.

    The Opposition Leader has pledged to axe negative gearing, while “grandfathering” arrangements for those already in the market, in a move that would benefit senior members of his leadership team.

    An analysis of parliament’s register of pecuniary interests reveals some Labor MPs also make use of family trusts, control self-­managed superannuation funds, and declare share portfolios. Labor’s wealthy frontbenchers ­include deputy leader Tanya Plibersek, who lists four properties in the register of pecuniary interests, owned by her or her spouse, including one in the Slovenian capital of ­Ljubljana.

    GRAPHIC: Labor frontbencher assets — Who owns what

    Mr Shorten’s leadership rival, Anthony Albanese, lists four properties in the register with his wife, former NSW Labor deputy premier Carmel Tebbutt, including residences in inner-Sydney Marrickville and Canberra, and two investment properties in Sydney. Legal affairs spokesman Mark Dreyfus has a primary residence in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Malvern — a long way from his seat of Isaacs — and declares investment properties in South Yarra, Camberwell and Airey’s Inlet, owned by him or his wife.

    Labor agriculture spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon has an interest in five properties, including a residence and commercial property in Cessnock, NSW, a block of land, and two properties in Canberra.

    Labor’s biggest property ­moguls include communications spokeswoman Michelle Rowland, who owns six properties with her husband, including several owned through a family trust; and mental health spokeswoman Deb O’Neill, who lists six properties owned jointly with her husband.

    Labor Medicare spokesman Tony Zappia also lists an interest in six properties.

    Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar last night branded the Labor frontbench “typical ­socialists who enjoy the fruits of capitalism”.

    “Unlike the Labor Party, we don’t begrudge anybody for ­aspiring to get ahead,” Mr Sukkar said. “But it looks like these Labor property investors are happy to enjoy the benefits for themselves but want to lock the gate behind them, with their massive housing taxes.”

    Labor has pledged to axe negative gearing of property for new entrants in the market, except for those investing in new housing stock. It would also wind back the 50 per cent capital gains discount on the sale assets held for longer than 12 months from 50 to 25 per cent, in a package of changes that would raise an estimated $32 billion from taxpayers over 10 years.

    Opposition Treasury spokesman Chris Bowen said Labor had been careful not to penalise everyday Australians who were already benefiting from negative gearing, or those who wanted to invest in new housing stock. “Labor’s policy is well-targeted and designed to get negative gearing working for the economy and housing supply by maintaining it for new properties only,” Mr Bowen said. ­“Importantly, any Australian who is currently negative gearing an apartment or house will be able to continue to do so.”

    The Prime Minister told parliament yesterday that Labor’s property tax changes would have a devastating affect on the property market. “It will smash into the value of the largest single asset class,” he said. “The Labor Party is a massive threat to the savings, to the futures and to the prosperity of all Australians.”

    Opposition finance spokesman Jim Chalmers yesterday said Mr Turnbull was a former banker who “always sides with the millionaires and the multinationals over Middle Australia”. Mr Turnbull ­donates more than the equivalent of his $500,000 salary to charity through the Turnbull Foundation each year, The Sunday Telegraph revealed in 2015.

  133. OldOzzie

    This one is for Helen

    Cattle the next target in climate war – Graham Lloyd Environment Editor & Richard Ferguson

    Storm clouds have gathered over the long paddock as beef production becomes the target of a building global campaign that threatens to make cows the next coal in ­climate change action.

    Australia’s biggest integrated cattle and beef producer, Australian Agricultural Co (AAC), has been thrown on to the defensive after it was named and shamed as a global laggard.

    AAC, the oldest continuously operating company in the nation, claims a “high risk” rating by a group representing investors worth $5.9 trillion was more due to poor communication than bad management.

    But a war of competing scientific views has been ramping up over the impact of cattle on ­climate, with Oxford University research rejecting the benefits of grazing and claiming diets with less meat of any kind were needed to save the planet.

    Land emissions were due to surface as the next challenge for the federal government, which ­remains bogged down in energy policy and strongly resistant to plans to tighten regulations for new cars and the transport sector.

    Some commentators claim Australian cattle, sheep and pig herds will need to be cut by millions of animals to meet agriculture’s share of the 26 to 28 per cent cut to carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030.

    The fear is that climate policies would do to meat prices what had been done to electricity.

    The Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation has responded to pressure with a public ­“ambition” to make the livestock sector carbon-neutral by 2030.

    Rather than cut animal numbers, the industry says better land management, improved stock ­selection and handling can offset the impact of methane and carbon dioxide emissions from cows.

    About 13 per cent of Australia’s carbon emissions come from agriculture compared with 35 per cent from electricity generation and 17 per cent from transportation.

    The livestock sector represents about 70 per cent of emissions from agriculture, with beef cattle production mostly responsible.

    Beef cattle produce high levels of the potent greenhouse gas methane when they graze and when they pass wind.

    A spokesman for the federal Environment Department told The Australian the $2.5 billion emissions reduction fund allowed at least six methods the livestock industry could use to generate ­additional income while providing productivity benefits.

    A government paper said to ­reduce the emissions intensity of beef, growers could reduce the ­average number of days from birth to slaughter, reduce the ­average age of the herd or reduce the number of animals in the herd.

    CSIRO is exploring ways the industry can be carbon neutral while the national herd can ­remain stable at 28 million cattle and 70 million sheep.

    MLA managing director Richard Norton said paths to becoming carbon neutral “don’t require the heavy hand of regulation”.

    “What they do require is the commitment of industry, the right policy settings from federal and state governments and continued investment in research and development,” he said.

    Mr Norton said the red meat industry had already reduced its share of Australia’s total emissions from 20 per cent of Australia’s 600 million tonnes total emissions in 2005 to just 13 per cent in 2015.

    AAC said it was committed to working to further reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

    “To do this, we recognise the importance of better understanding agricultural greenhouse gas flows at pasture and production level,’’ the company said. “Better data and industry benchmarking will help us drive further, long-term improvement.’’

    Australia currently ranks as the world’s third largest beef ­exporter behind Brazil and India.

    Karrinjeet Singh-Mahil owns a cattle farm in Crossley, in western Victoria, with her husband Brian. She has cut her cattle’s methane levels with better quality forage and grain.

    “Methane is through burps, not farts. So since we started changing the forage in the paddocks and the grains, we’ve found the cows have actually been wasting less energy burping,” she said.

    Ms Singh-Mahil is environmentally conscious due to the ­effect a series of bad summers have had on the soil in her farm and the need to keep down costs. But she said she also wanted to keep ahead of social activists.

    God help Australia, because Australian Politicians won’t

  134. Let

    If Labor are going to keep pushing the ‘wicked Negative Gearing’ thing, the Libs should (but won’t) start slicing and dicing the numbers to demonstrate the extent to which it actually targets ordinary voters: How many, how much it will cost them, etc.

    And the Keating Experience, of course.

    There is a cornucopia of stuff Labor could be hammered on, like this and power prices.

    That fathead Turnbull must sometimes wish he could find a single flaw in Labor’s policies but, alas, he agrees with every single one.

    As for the rest of the Libs, we should dump a raft of them at sea and then write a report about how many turtles, whales and crabs die from them. The we could have the fuckers banned.

  135. OldOzzie

    Trump: ‘Be careful what you wish for Max!’

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!
    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018

  136. calli

    Actually, Southpossumarse did say the restaurant was wrong.
    He actually laments the actions of the restaurant.

    He says the owner & staff should have “taken the opportunity” to have picked a heated argument with Sarah Sanders.

    They did what they were capable of doing. There’s no way these idiots could have won a “heated argument” with the indomitable Sanders. And they knew it.

    It’s the equivalent of hands over ears and screaming.

    Self-protective cluebat avoidance.

  137. Herodotus

    I noticed the other day some commenter at The Oz waxing lyrical about the BBC’s Hard Talk program. They compared it favourably with Q&A, saying that the questioners on Hard Talk don’t have an agendum and treat everyone the same.
    This is patent b/s. The sorts of questions asked and the number of interruptions varies according to whether it’s someone they like or someone they want to take down.
    The latest guest/victim of Hard Talk is James Comey. He gets the softer treatment, and rather than interrupt they let him ramble on, saying how nasty Trump is and how upright and good Mueller is.
    Have a listen for yourself and see how it’s done. Then have a listen to how someone from Hungary or Israel is treated.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswj8l

  138. Herodotus

    That would be Nancy the Facelift of the Democratic Party.

  139. Eyrie

    According to this story http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=946391 there was in fact a heated argument.
    After what Mike Huckabee said about the restaurant I can see where Sarah gets it from. The acorn never falls far from the tree.

  140. Eyrie

    I hope the restaurant goes broke over the owners’ unprofessional behaviour.

  141. Herodotus

    God help Australia, because Australian Politicians won’t

    Nor will stupid enviro-reporters who are in the tank for the Big Scam.

  142. Old School Conservative

    Do the majority of Australians really care what is going on in the global warming scam?
    Courtesy of The Oz and Old Ozzie, we see meat and livestock producers bowing down to the tsunami of anti-beef voices. That only means less meat and higher prices.
    No-one cares. (Sorry – not enough people care.)
    The main players in meat production all “believe” in CAGW. All they are doing is fighting a rearguard action.
    If we as a country can allow the Uniparty to destroy our lives, jobs, and industry through the demonisation of carbon monoxide, then a small issue like forcing farmers into bankruptcy won’t register either.

  143. Geriatric Mayfly

    I am trying to imagine how reconciled to the situation Southpossumarse would be if the Yam Yapper was kicked out of Red Rooster.

  144. Mark A

    calli
    #2747147, posted on June 26, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Actually, Southpossumarse did say the restaurant was wrong.
    He actually laments the actions of the restaurant.

    He says the owner & staff should have “taken the opportunity” to have picked a heated argument with Sarah Sanders.

    What a stupid idea, if that happened she should/would’ve walked out.
    You go to a restaurant for a meal and a bit of relax not to have an argument.

  145. calli

    London to a brick those plates of food would have been tainted out in the kitchen. Such is the mentality of the staff, some of whom are out and proud. And demonstrably vicious.

    Sanders did the right thing, the only sensible thing by leaving.

  146. Spider

    The subtleties of ABC News at work.

    In relation to the debate in the US regarding separation of families at the border and the decision to locate families at two army bases.

    “Trump put an end to his policy. ”

    So it was Trump’s policy to separate children and it started under presidency?

  147. Herodotus

    Malcolm gives his $500k salary to charity, we’re told.
    Why not use it to help pay down the national debt?
    That plus the ABC/SBS annual trough-fill would make a neat 2 billion.

  148. calli

    “Trump put an end to his policy. ”

    The media has waited its time on this one. It is now so far into Trump’s presidency that it has become his policy. He owns it.

    They would rather chew ground glass than trace it back further than Nov 8, 16.

    Never, ever underestimate their malice.

  149. Geriatric Mayfly

    Malcolm gives his $500k salary to charity, we’re told.

    Probably too a cat refuge to assuage his conscience.

  150. Rae

    The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job)

    Google street view shows the side canopies are really dirty and unkempt. Toggle to the left then hang right in the side street and you’ll see what he means. It’s really dirty.

    Yes indeed. Wonder if they ordered lobster …

  151. feelthebern

    Lobster is not expensive in the US.
    We get totally ripped off in Oz.

  152. Geriatric Mayfly

    My anemometer is fitful this morning. It gets up a gallop to 2 knots and then dies in the arse to zero. The fact that it is actually moving however, holds out some hope that ruinables may be given a lease of life sometime today.

  153. feelthebern

    Because of the demand from our friends to the north, Sydney has some of the most ridiculous lobster prices in the world.

  154. Some History

    Since the failed coup 2 years ago, Erdoğan has sacked 151,967 state officials, teachers, bureaucrats, academics and military personnel. He has arrested 79,774 individuals, shut down over 3,000 schools, universities and dormitories, and dismissed 4,463 judges and prosecutors. To ensure the purge doesn’t attract too much attention, he has shut down 189 media outlets and arrested 319 journalists.
    https://turkeypurge.com/page/20?imageIndex=34&matchday=2&id=20818228265&view=zertifikate&i=6&facelift=true&addUrlParams=true

    In addition to numerous antismoking measures over the last few years, here are a few new proposals floated by the “government”.

    “Fight against smoking: Shorter shifts for non-smokers, sales ban for under 21s considered”

    https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/06/25/fight-against-smoking-shorter-shifts-for-non-smokers-sales-ban-for-under-21s-considered

    Michael Bloomberg and Turkey
    On a sweltering Saturday in June in Istanbul’s old city, Michael R. Bloomberg, power-dressed in a dark blue suit, monogrammed white shirt and cuff links, sat down to a late-morning breakfast with local antismoking activists on a rooftop overlooking the glittering Sea of Marmara.
    The group, which included Turkish doctors and public health officials, had gathered to celebrate the surprising success of a campaign to persuade Turks, notorious for their love of tobacco, to smoke fewer cigarettes. It was a campaign formulated and funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable foundation of Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York.
    Mr. Bloomberg was in an expansive mood, holding forth on Istanbul’s antiquities and dropping the names of Turkish big shots he has known: Muhtar Kent, the chief executive of Coca-Cola, and Ahmet Ertegun, the late rock ‘n’ roll magnate. But what Mr. Bloomberg really wanted to talk about was the success of his antismoking program in Turkey, an effort that has drawn the passionate support of his newest Turkish pal, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the former prime minister and the country’s just-elected president.
    “Turkey is a great example, and it can be translated to other countries,” Mr. Bloomberg told his breakfast companions.
    And who knows, he joked, his philanthropy may even win him a Nobel Prize.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/business/international/michael-bloombergs-harder-sell.html?_r=1

  155. Baldrick

    Is there a Red Hen Restaurant in Majuro?

  156. Herodotus

    There are some inklings creeping into press commentary that Erdogan might, just might, be heading towards some sort of dictatorship. Too early to be sure, one assumes.
    Still no cold hard assessment of the “failed coup” that wasn’t anything more than an excuse for him to go ape. He probably organised it.

  157. OldOzzie

    From
    Eyrie
    #2747153, posted on June 26, 2018 at 8:05 am

    According to this story http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=946391 there was in fact a heated argument.

    “The owner of the Red Hen — nobody’s told this — then followed them across the street, called people, and organized a protest yelling and screaming at them from outside the other restaurant and creating this scene,” he said.

    Sarah and her husband had gone home after the nastiness at the Red Hen. The rest of the family party went across the street to eat. Wilkinson organized a protest and harassed them from the sidewalk outside the other restaurant.

    Mike Huckabee said that one in-law, a Liberal, went outside and talked to Wilkinson. Told her that Sanders was no longer with them and that he was a Liberal who didn’t support Trump. Asked them to let them have their dinner in peace.

    Loverly Liberals

  158. Roger

    The Australian can reveal many of Labor’s frontbenchers are multi-millionaires, courtesy of bulging property portfolios.

    Which is why they won’t take their foot off the immigration acccelerator, despite the wishes of the electorate.

  159. Geriatric Mayfly

    Because of the demand from our friends to the north, Sydney has some of the most ridiculous lobster prices in the world.

    Not just Sydney. I have seen crays in Woolies, ripped from their mother’s teat, with a $50 price tag. Small enough and of such tender projections, as to fit snuggly down the front of one’s pants. Which is what you do, according the check-out chicks in the know.

  160. Mater

    CBS Poll: 51% of Americans Believe a Border Wall is a Good Idea

    The other 49% only agree with border walls if specifically designed to keep people in.

  161. OldOzzie

    Kunstler: The Truth Behind Democrats’ Desire For Open Borders

    I’m in the peculiar position of not being a partisan of President Trump, and yet being a publicly avowed enemy — if there’s any doubt — of the Resistance, especially these days its institutional branch known as the Democratic Party. What a ragtag and bobtail of mendacious cowards it has become

    The truth, I believe, is that the party wants to bring as many Mexicans and Central Americans as possible across the border, by any means necessary, to fortify its future voter base. And so they are acting to insure that it happens.

    Substitute Labor for Democrats

  162. calli

    “The owner of the Red Hen — nobody’s told this — then followed them across the street, called people, and organized a protest yelling and screaming at them from outside the other restaurant and creating this scene,” he said.

    Lol. “Argument” leftie style.

    Until craven capitulation by another leftie Judas.

    Odious.

  163. Rae

    The Red Hen was about a country mile out of line.

    Recent SCOTUS rulings on denial of service say otherwise.

  164. calli

    Because of the demand from our friends to the north, Sydney has some of the most ridiculous lobster prices in the world.

    True. Looking forward to my next trip to the states in a few weeks. Lobster is on the menu.

    Chook in tomato sauce, not so much.

  165. Snoopy

    Just looking through Terri Butler’s register of interests. Qantas gifted her a ticket to attend An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    How many tickets at Clinton’s ‘sold out’ events were unknowingly paid for by various companies’ shareholders?

    How much other Qantas loot the leprechaun has slung to the Clinton Foundation?

  166. Farmer Gez

    So much to look forward to with Sussan Ley and this Government.
    New abattoirs built to export frozen meat to non existent Middle East markets. Powered by the wind that won’t blow or pumped hydro in a drought.
    You can’t push shit uphill they say but Mal’s trying.

  167. Herodotus

    New carry-on baggage rules start this weekend for air travellers.
    Nothing to do with non-discriminatory immigration, of course.

  168. Rae

    I’ve resubscribed to the Paywallian to regain access to stories I need for a forthcoming project. I’ll ditch my new subscription to the Herald Sun when that comes due and revert to buying it at the shop.

    So much for principles.

  169. Baldrick

    Harley-Davidson To Move Some Production Outside US Over EU Tariffs

    Q: Who would want to buy a Harley made in Algeria (or insert other shithole here)?
    A: Nobody

  170. Baldrick

    Scroll the Kitteh Stalker Troll 👹™

  171. H B Bear

    How many of those Liar multi-millionaires stay in the wife’s Canberra house when Parliament is sitting – collecting a per diem that is passed straight across the kitchen table while she collects a tax deduction?

  172. Roger

    Harley-Davidson To Move Some Production Outside US Over EU Tariffs

    Some parts were made in Adelaide until recently.

  173. Rae

    One day lefty business owners will learn, painfully, to keep their activism to themselves.

    Bakers and florists excluded, of course.

  174. Roger

    How many of those Liar multi-millionaires stay in the wife’s Canberra house when Parliament is sitting – collecting a per diem that is passed straight across the kitchen table while she collects a tax deduction?

    Scandal around similar arrangements in the UK a few years ago.

  175. H B Bear

    Q: Who would want to buy a Harley made in Algeria (or insert other shithole here)?
    A: Nobody

    The bike of choice for mid-life crisesers, drug dealers and FIFOs.

  176. H B Bear

    Scandal around similar arrangements in the UK a few years ago.

    I’m sure that won’t happen in Australia Roger. It is sure to be within the rules.

  177. Geriatric Mayfly

    Five days late due to lack of rain. Best done under the light of the solstitial moon, the next spring crop of garlic may be lacking in a few magical properties. Anyhow, off to husband the pungent cloves hoping that the delay has not invited ill humour among them.

  178. OldOzzie

    DEADLINE LOOMS: DAG Rosenstein, Wray Set to Testify This Week
    How many informants were used and how much did FBI spend on them? – Sara Carter

    Specifically, the lawmakers want to know if the DOJ and FBI used informants to spy on the Trump campaign, how many were used, and if they were used, how much it cost the taxpayers.

    “…everyone is frankly, exhausted by the DOJ’s failure to comply…”

    This Thursday, Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray will come head-to-head with lawmakers at a hearing scheduled with the House Judiciary Committee. The two are expected to testify about growing concerns that senior members of the FBI were biased and mishandled the bureau’s investigation into alleged collusion between members of President Trump’s campaign and Russia.

  179. Rae

    Should have put a /sarc tag after my lobster reference. Definitely.

    That aside, it seems Mike Huckabee and the Pussy Grabber in Chief have the same porky telling skills.

  180. Herodotus

    Just a /steamy turd tag after every comment of your will do, rae.

  181. Bailed Up

    Lexington Va is a picture perfect town full of glorious 2 storey timber homes in the Shenandoah Valley. Walked the streets after dark and the massive old trees, turreted houses and poor street lighting was pure Am goth.
    Great dining, not the Red Chicken, on the high street. Grits for mains and decent coffee.
    Sunday morning was a delight with the centre of town filling with families at church, and many dressed in uniform from the State military institute in town.
    I entered a Trump campaign shop front and was urged to vote (the Saturday before the election) and was assurred that I could vote regardless of the fact that I was an Australian. I could not convince the woman that I did not qualify but now I’m sorry I didn’t register and vote to MAGA.
    Lex is beautiful and quaint middle america which voted Dems because of the university, the Washington and Lee, in the middle of staunch Red lands.
    One basic observation of a week in rural Virginia, the bigger the town the more Clinton you got.
    One more, the South starts within a 30 minute drive of the White House in Washington. In 10 min you’re across the Potomac and in Va., passed Arlington and the the Deep State HQ’s and shortly after passing battle sites from the war.

  182. Rae

    Just a /steamy turd tag after every comment of your will do, rae.

    Only when you post you photo, Darkie.

  183. Herodotus

    Let’s see who among all the Australians who have nothing good to say about Trump, but are full of praise for anti-vilification laws, has anything negative to say about Maxine Waters and her incitements.

  184. Herodotus

    Rae, you’re the one shitting on Sinc’s lawn every day.

  185. calli

    You’re giving me happy memories, Bailed Up. Time to plan yet another trip.

    Those signs on the roadside marking Civil War battles, you stop and read them and hear Shelby Foote’s dulcet tones in your head. And Arlington, row upon row of stones surrounding Lee’s mansion.

  186. Rae

    Not sure why the Twitter roach persists with posting its “scroll” directives. People just ignore them at will, as was well demonstrated a couple of nights ago, and again this morning. Even the roach itself, as I’ve previously pointed out. Nothing like a “do as I say, not as I do” approach.

  187. Eyrie

    The Russians have a word which describes the liberal loony left (BIRM) – nekulturny.

    Means uncultured and or boorish.

  188. Eyrie

    Also describes certain trolls here.

  189. OldOzzie

    Serial students rack up enough debt to buy apartments – Tim Dodd Higher Education Editor Sydney

    Some “serial” students doing multiple courses at university have built up enough student loan debt to pay for an apartment, according to federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham.

    As the government prepares to introduce legislation to the Senate to cap student loans under the higher education loan program, Senator Birmingham said excessive loans needed to be reined in. “It’s clear some students are racking up unnecessary loans that are all funded by taxpayers,” he said.

    The data from Senator Birmingham’s department shows that one person in NSW has HELP debt worth $536,000, ­another in Victoria has $459,000 worth of debt and a Canberra resident owes $445,000.

    There is no limit on borrowing under HECS-HELP loans which the government offers for all bachelor degrees and some masters degrees.

    Most subsidised degree ­courses cost students less than $10,000 a year — and even medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses are only $10,596 a year — which means a student has to enrol in multiple courses to reach several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of debt.

    Even if students have used the FEE-HELP scheme to borrow for more expensive full-fee courses, these have debt limits which ­restrict how much students can borrow, so can’t alone account for some students’ large debts.

    Currently students with FEE-HELP have a borrowing limit of $100,879 unless they are studying a full-fee course in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science for which the borrowing limit is $126,101.

    In total, more than 14,000 people have HELP debts of more than $100,000 and their debt totals $1.7 billion.

    But the department’s public data does not distinguish between different types of HELP debt owed by the students. Some of it could be VET FEE-HELP debt accrued under the discredited, now-closed loan scheme, in which some students were conned into enrolling in multiple courses they were never likely to complete, so that dodgy colleges could collect the course fees from the government.

    The legislation being put to the Senate will put a limit on total debt for each student of $104,440, with a higher debt level of $150,000 for students studying medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses.

    Originally this was intended to be a lifetime limit but, following a revolt by three Liberal senators in March, Senator Birmingham agreed to make the debt limit ­replenishable, meaning students can borrow multiple times as long as they have paid off enough debt to remain below the limit.

    The bill is opposed by Labor and the Greens, so passage will ­depend on support from the crossbench.

    It also introduces a lower income threshold for repayment of all HELP loans, meaning borrowers will begin repaying (at a rate of 1 per cent of income) once their annual income reaches $45,000, instead of the present $55,874.

    The bill also reduces the likely ­future increases in the income threshold by indexing it to the generally lower consumer price index ­instead of average weekly earnings.

    Both measures will help rein in the rising cost to the government of HELP loans.

  190. Rae

    Rae, you’re the one shitting on Sinc’s lawn every day.

    Just bagging those nuggets of yours, Darkie. When I feel a need to. If you weren’t here, there’d be none to bag.

  191. Eyrie

    New rules for carry on baggage. OK. The Eyrie bug smasher will get some more use. Mrs Eyrie reckons it is lots more fun than Qantas anyway.

  192. EvilElvis

    Small enough and of such tender projections, as to fit snuggly down the front of one’s pants. Which is what you do, according the check-out chicks in the know.

    Not as comfy as a nice pair of socks but these are tough times. The chicks dig it, although you get the odd funny glance wearing Speedos in woolies.

  193. hzhousewife

    Lovely description Bailed Up, I concur.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Those signs on the roadside marking Civil War battles, you stop and read them and hear Shelby Foote’s dulcet tones in your head.

    Gettysburg is on my bucket list.

  195. EvilElvis

    The bike of choice for mid-life crisesers, drug dealers and FIFOs.

    #Factcheck – TRUE

    Also only handy if you’re 5’8″ or under, bit of a girl’s bike stature wise.

  196. pete m

    Spoke to my share broker yesterday – finally seeling Qantas shares. Made $4 a share thanks to JC 🙂

    Not keen to hold them any longer, mainly for risk reason, but also tired of holding my nose at their politics.

    buying more syd airport as we speak 🙂

  197. areff

    Gettysburg is on my bucket list.

    Go! And pick up one of the guides from the visitor centre. You pay them a nominal sum — $40 say — and they drive your car while you take in what they’re pointing out. Climb Little Round Top and suddenly you “get” Chamberlain’s instruction to charge and veer to the left(?). And where Pickett charged. To think of walking into a hail of Minie balls — the bravery just takes your breath away.

    But do get a guide and, if you see nothing else in the States, visit Gettysburg.

  198. John Constantine

    The incoming weather event for the very driest parts of New South Wales and Queensland hasn’t been downgraded yet.

    Not perfect timing, but better inches of rain late than never.

    Auctionsplus, the sheep ebay, Tuesday sale will be interesting.

  199. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But do get a guide and, if you see nothing else in the States, visit Gettysburg.

    Thanks for the tip. The bucket list in the United States includes Little Big Horn as well, and the Memsahib is lobbying for a cruise by stern wheeler down the Mississippi.. Might stop off in Hawaii….

  200. Zyconoclast

    Australia to spend nearly $7 billion buying unmanned military planes from America

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-to-spend-nearly-7-billion-buying-unmanned-military-planes-from-america-20180625-p4znmc.html

    Let’s hope they don’t get the French to redesign them so they can be built in South Australia.

  201. Tom

    Zulu, make sure you visit Custer’s grave at the Alamo.

  202. Let

    “Trump put an end to his policy. ”

    As soon as he became President he was immediate owner of all the bad stuff.

    Similarly, when he became President, the American economy was bad on his watch (well, except it started to pick up because Trump was lucky – lucky not to be born Obama).

    The left will always like the idea of new people immediately donning responsibility for their predecessors deeds. They always leave such a shambles. When they win they pretend their predecessors’ successes are actually theirs, and when they lose they can start blaming the new person for their own failures.

    When KRudd got in the health of the Australian economy was something he could swan (perhaps not the best word) around world as leader of a successful economy, and when Labor lost they demanded Abbott do something about the vermin infesting the camps on Manus and Nauru.

  203. areff

    Amtrak from San Francisco to New York is a beaut excursion. Get a cabin with toilet, stock up on nice things to eat, half a dozen bottles pf plonk and sit back for two days and watch the country roll past, with a stop in Chicago for steak.

    Oh, and if you smoke, take a condom to put over the smoke detector in the toilet.

    Fun thing when you get bored: Find and Amish passenger (they love Amtrak) and quiz them about how, if they’re not allowed to use tractors, they can ride with clear conscience on the iron horse? Almost as much fun as quizzing Muslims about the Koran, which most haven’t read, as we know.

  204. C.L.

    Trump on fire:

    Donald J. [email protected]
    47m47 minutes ago

    Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state, claiming he has information that only he and Bob Mueller, the leader of the 13 Angry Democrats on a Witch Hunt, knows? Isn’t this highly illegal. Is it being investigated?

    Warner did indeed appear to be drunk:

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5506814696001/?#sp=show-clips

  205. Snoopy

    Hawaii is not on the Mississippi.

  206. H B Bear

    buying more syd airport as we speak

    Why should Max the Axe and Macquarie bankers be the only ones to profit from Australia’s corrupt corporate capitalism?

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hawaii is not on the Mississippi.

    Thank you for clearing that up for me, snoopy.

  208. Knuckle Dragger

    Catching up:

    rickw, yesterday – ‘being cracked on to’

    Bahahahahahahaaaaaaa!

    Oh, the memories…….

  209. H B Bear

    Hawaii is not on the Mississippi.

    Clearly you are not using Graegooglery Maps.

  210. C.L.

    It’s nice being a woman:

    Netball mum avoids jail after stealing hundreds of thousands from Aboriginal Co-op.

    A former star netballer who was raised as an outsider in an Aboriginal family before she tried to win their love by stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Wadawurrung people has avoided jail time.

    Kelly Howard, 45, who played for the Bungaree Football Netball Club, repeatedly broke down in tears in the County Court in Ballarat today as she pleaded guilty to defrauding the Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation of more than $333,000.

    She was volunteering as a bookkeeper in 2011 when she started to take advantage of the “vulnerable organisation” she helped found, transferring money into her own account and paying for a deposit on a house for her mother in Horsham and dance classes for her daughter until an audit caught her red-handed in 2016…

    “She was raised as an Aboriginal but wasn’t part of the tribe,” defence barrister Phil Dunn, QC, said

    Mr Dunn pushed for a community corrections order to be imposed, arguing Howard used the stolen money to help her family and that her son was “terrified” at the prospect of her going to jail.

    In sentencing, Judge Howard Mason accepted she did not steal to buy “overseas trips” and “Gucci handbags”, but he said a message of general deterrence must be sent to other bookkeepers and accountants in positions of power.

    So there you have it. if you’re a woman who steals $333,000, it’s OK – if you use some of it for dance lessons.

  211. Tom

    LOL. At the Trump rally, Trump mentions Crooked Hillary. Crowd chants “Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!”

  212. The Barking Toad

    LOL. At the Trump rally, Trump mentions Crooked Hillary. Crowd chants “Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!”

    The winning continues

  213. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu, make sure you visit Custer’s grave at the Alamo.

    He’s buried there, next to Napoleon Bonaparte, isn’t he?

  214. Mother Lode

    Just a /steamy turd tag after every comment of your will do, rae.

    Don’t know if it is really necessary to tag the blindingly obvious.

    That is why she doesn’t.

    Besides – who wants socks with tags.

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Netball mum avoids jail after stealing hundreds of thousands from Aboriginal Co-op.

    What’s this new trend for calling Aboriginal elders “Uncle” and “Aunty?”

  216. Tom
    #2747104, posted on June 26, 2018 at 5:07 am
    The Paywallian has confirmed Johannes Leak’s increased presence at the paper but the unfunny leftoid Jon Kudelka still clings to the paper’s No.1 spot gifted to him when Bill Leak died last year.

    Well here’s something we can do. Email The Australian, either a journo directly or the CE or the letters page and beg them to make Johannes the full-time cartoonist. He’s clearly far more talented than Kudelka and they would see a flood of re-subscribers if they gave Leak MkII the crown.
    It takes 5 minutes and is a damn site more productive than our typical routine of sitting round saying either;
    1. “Waaaaaaaaah! Look at what the left are doing!”
    2. “Ahahahahaha! Look at what the left are doing!”
    Here’s a little secret – the left don’t give a shit about being called out on their lies, hypocrisy, violence and vileness, they only care about power and money and destroying all that is good and beautiful. Until our Trump arises to kick the living crap out of the putrid vermin we only have small victories to aim for. Getting JL in as chief cartoonist would be a slap in the fascist faces of Supercheaparsehole et al.

    Send an email, phone them, ask your friends too as well. A couple hundred emails should do it.

  217. Rae

    Warner did indeed appear to be drunk

    Eeeh, no. Completely rational responses and no slurring of speech says otherwise. But he did appear ruddy complexioned.

  218. Confused Old Misfit

    Somebody has probably already posted this and if so I apologise for doubling.
    Nevertheless, A good article on education, its failures.
    The Tragedy of Australian Education
    written by Greg Ashman

  219. rickw

    Let’s hope they don’t get the French to redesign them so they can be built in South Australia.

    So the could be made from used plywood, 8 gauge wire and used no electricity in their construction.

  220. H B Bear

    Netball mum avoids jail after stealing hundreds of thousands from Aboriginal Co-op.

    That’s a lot of oranges.

    OK. But what about the other $33bn every year?

  221. rickw

    Mother of all cock ups today. I dropped a spanner and it sheared of some unique 2 cent plastic connector on a load cell. FMD we were going so well. Going to be a heck of a soldering job……

  222. Myrddin Seren

    Climb Little Round Top and suddenly you “get” Chamberlain’s instruction to charge and veer to the left(?).

    I want a right wheel forward of the whole regiment“.

    In the movie, in what is probably Jeff Daniels’ best onscreen role, he then offers timeless advice for dealing with unruly mobs.

  223. calli

    I’ll be at Little Big Horn in a few months. I’ll check out the Lincoln Memorial there.

    For an open air theatre, it’s quite impressive I’m told.

  224. zyconoclast

    Premier consolidates control over big-picture vision of Sydney

    “We are turning the vision of Greater Sydney as a connected metropolis of three cities into a reality,” Ms Berejiklian said.

    “Reporting directly to the premier will ensure the commission is front and centre of government decision-making.”

    The move also further consolidates Ms Berejiklian’s control
    over one of the most contentious areas of government policy – planning for rampant growth across Sydney over the coming decades, while managing an electorate increasingly hostile to perceived overdevelopment and congestion.

    Led by chief commissioner Lucy Turnbull, the commission has spearheaded a 40-year vision to decentralise Sydney into three, interconnected cities – a harbour-side city in the east, a central river city pivoting around Parramatta, and parkland city west of the M7 which would centre on the second airport.

    Ms Turnbull welcomed the move, describing it as a “natural evolution for the commission.”

    “By reporting to the premier we will effectively collaborate across government agencies and ensure the government’s vision becomes a reality.”

    As part of its strategy, the commission has mandated that Sydney councils find a way to provide almost 200,000 more dwellings by 2021 in order to maintain pace with the estimated need of 725,000 extra dwellings in Sydney over the next 20 years.

    The Berejiklian government has endorsed the commission’s vision as complementing its own 40-year transport planning strategy, which it claims will enable 70 per cent of Sydneysiders to live and work within 30 minutes of their jobs by 2056.

  225. Bruce of Newcastle

    “We are turning the vision of Greater Sydney as a connected metropolis of three cities into a reality,” Ms Berejiklian said.

    Gladys has noticed Newcastle has she? Bummer.

  226. Snoopy

    Mother of all cock ups today. I dropped a spanner and it sheared of some unique 2 cent plastic connector on a load cell.

    What’s most annoying about things like that is you know that, if to save your life, you had to do it again you could never pull it off.

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