Monday Forum: June 25, 2018

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  1. RobK

    Great lineup. Thanks Tom.

  2. Tom

    Woops! The cartoon I attributed to Ben Garrison was drawn by his missus, Tina.

  3. struth

    Sitting in a motel room I decided to ( wrongly) turn on the Tv.
    Straight to pushing removing plastics and quoting the Australian Union movement and the pope condemning those millions and millions of employers underpaying their staff as mortal sinners.
    All in 30 secs before I turned it off.
    As a country………..we’re are done.
    Stick a fork in.
    Shit hole.

  4. Tom

    Virtue signalling epidemic update:

    ALL lightweight plastic bags, including those used by milk bars, takeaway shops and small supermarkets and retail stores, will be banned in Victoria by the end of next year.

    The Herald Sun can reveal that Labor plans to legislate the ban next year, following on from major supermarkets ditching the polluting packaging at check-outs this month.

    Smaller bags used for fruit, vegetable and meat will be ­exempt, along with larger garbage bags, heavier plastic bags, and animal waste bags.

    The Stupid.Fucking.Liberals should be ahead by the length of the straight as favourites for the November state election, but they’re level-pegging with the Liars. Why elect Liars-lite when you can have the real thing?

    Democracy good and hard, Victoriastanis.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Further to several of Tom’s cartoons this morning:

    Mid-Week in Pictures: Red Hen Edition

    😀

  6. struth

    I get about 30 seconds on that website then it always crashes.

  7. egg_

    if you love being smacked in the nostrils with the smell of curry upon entry to any business, like the idea of the only other white people around are driving trucks through the joint, you’ll think it’s paradise.

    From previous, it’s incredible the amount of subcontinentals running servos/motels/caravan parks in the bus;, it wouldn’t surprise if the motels are running at a loss.

  8. stackja

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  9. Tel

    Boris,

    It sounds like a CNN fakenews setup.

    Yeah, sounds a bit sus to me as well, [1] not a whole lot of Trump supporters in California, and those that do support Trump certainly don’t go and shout about it in the streets because it isn’t safe to do so. [2] This has got to be a scripted line:

    The woman also said, “even the President of the United States says you’re a rapist.”

    Well, Trump never actually called that man a rapist, so the woman is wrong, but is she really a Trump supporter? I kinda doubt it.

    Let’s see if the mystery woman gets identified, because leftists love to dox and if she was a real Trump supporter she will be identified in a few days. If she remains “that racist woman” but no one anywhere in the world can recognize her then I’m calling it a setup.

  10. egg_

    Aunty’s War on Waste mascot is ‘Chokey’ the sea turtle, with flippers made of plastic straws.

  11. Baldrick

    Cringe-worthy bad actors want more of your money to keep them in the champagne socialist lifestyle they’ve become accustomed:

    Netflix needs Government to impose Australian-content quota to recover industry ‘under siege’
    Judy Davis and Richard Roxburgh have taken the case against Netflix and other streaming giants to Parliament House in Canberra calling on the Government to introduce quotas.

    The Australian stars were part of 30-strong group, including high profile writers and directors, who told politicians from both sides, including Minister of Communications and the Arts Mitch Fifield, the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms.

  12. Tel

    Mid-Week in Pictures: Red Hen Edition

    I feel really sorry for the other restaurants with the same name. You can imagine putting years of your life into a business and then you get that situation even when you did nothing wrong … if it happened to me I’d be pissed.

  13. egg_

    ABC News Breakfast ‘analyst’: NEG is about ‘removing coal’.
    Do Economics numpties have any comprehension of spinning reserve?

  14. egg_

    Netflix needs Government to impose Australian-content quota to recover industry ‘under siege’

    The Netflix Equity Guarantee: must include sh1te Aussie fillums?

  15. Mother Lode

    Netflix needs Government to impose Australian-content quota to recover industry ‘under siege’

    Why? Can the government mandate that people will want to watch the crap we produce?

    They already have their fingers on the purse strings and they can’t produce decent fare.

    It is inconceivable how many things people think the government can achieve simply by assuming control.

  16. egg_

    The Netflix Equity Guarantee: must include sh1te Aussie fillums?

    The National Energy Guarantee: must include sh1te renewables.

  17. calli

    Lester for me.

    Skewering a “butwhatabout” argument by cartoon is always elegant.

  18. Mother Lode

    Do Economics numpties have any comprehension of spinning reserve?

    No need for a reserve – these dickheads are spinning at full capacity 24/7.

    We should mechanically connect them to a generator.

  19. Death Giraffe

    the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms.

    ..
    Go fuck yourselves.
    If globalism was good enough for the rest of us, its good enough for you elitist cun+s too.

  20. calli

    ALL lightweight plastic bags, including those used by milk bars, takeaway shops and small supermarkets and retail stores, will be banned in Victoria by the end of next year.

    How in the name of all that’s good and holy are they going to police that?

    No, don’t tell me. I know.

    Bag police.

  21. calli

    the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms.

    Excellent. Adapt or die, subsidised troughers.

  22. egg_

    Do Economics numpties have any comprehension of spinning reserve?

    If NSW has a ‘black start’, Ellen Fanning will be sh1tting her pants and screaming blue murder.

  23. stackja

    egg_
    #2747896, posted on June 27, 2018 at 7:15 am
    ABC News Breakfast ‘analyst’: NEG is about ‘removing coal’.
    Do Economics numpties have any comprehension of spinning reserve?

    No coal power. No ABC transmissions.

  24. Tel

    ALL lightweight plastic bags, including those used by milk bars, takeaway shops and small supermarkets and retail stores, will be banned in Victoria by the end of next year.

    Carpet bags still perfectly acceptable.

  25. stackja

    Tel
    #2747908, posted on June 27, 2018 at 7:40 am
    ALL lightweight plastic bags, including those used by milk bars, takeaway shops and small supermarkets and retail stores, will be banned in Victoria by the end of next year.

    Carpet bags still perfectly acceptable.

    My 40 year back pack for shopping.

  26. Mother Lode

    How in the name of all that’s good and holy are they going to police that?

    Encouraging kids to inform on their parents and neighbours.

    Five hours a week of school time will be dedicated to ‘Environment Pioneers of Tomorrow’ studies where they will learn to how to check the insides of garbage bins and identifying different plastics, and how to phrase questions so they are more likely to reveal potentially traitorous attitudes toward the environment – even if the person has not actually done anything ‘wrong’.

    Together we are marching toward a beautiful new sustainable tomorrow.

    Just not all of us will get there.

  27. John Constantine

    https://www.fieldandstream.com/how-to-teach-dog-to-fetch-beer?CMPID=ene062218

    “Tie a piece of rope to the fridge handle. First train the dog to grab the rope, and gradually progress to having him pull open the door”.

    If this isn’t illegal in Victoria yet, it is just because they haven’t thought to ban it.

    Imagine if Tony Abbott trained his dog to do this, turnbull would call a royal commission into animal cruelty the morning after their abc ran a four corners expose on it.

    Comrades.

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    This will stampede the RINOs:

    Never Trump Fail: President Enjoys Record Support from Republicans

    The latest polling shows President Trump enjoying record support from Republicans, proving once again just how little influence and moral authority Never Trump has.

    A recent Gallup poll shows that 90 percent of Republicans support the president. According to the New York Times (a far-left outlet that regularly spreads fake news), other than the historic outlier of George W. Bush in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, no Republican president in this poll’s history has garnered 90 percent support from Republican voters at this point in a first term.

    Not mentioned in the underlying NYT story is that Trump is 10 points more popular with Republicans than Obama was with Democrats at the same time in their Presidencies. (You can see the comparison in the first graphic of the NYT story.)

  29. stackja

    calli
    #2747911, posted on June 27, 2018 at 7:40 am
    Heh. Poor buggers.

    Just put up such signs and make money.

  30. Mother Lode

    ALL lightweight plastic bags

    All our politicians are lightweights and fake.

    Perhaps next year we will be able to relish hearing them say uneasily “First they came for the bags…”

  31. calli

    Good morning Sir Barry.

    * warning – skin tight trousers and peak hairy

  32. stackja

    Speaker under fire for claiming Labor MPs were drunk
    DANIELLE LE MESSURIER, The Daily Telegraph
    June 26, 2018 2:53pm
    Subscriber only

    SPEAKER of the NSW Parliament Shelley Hancock is under pressure to apologise over unsubstantiated claims that Opposition members were intoxicated during Question Time.

    It comes after Ms Hancock ejected five Labor MPs from the chamber during a particularly heated final parliamentary sitting last Thursday — the final one before the midwinter break — calling them “boofheads”, “blockheads” and “idiots”.

    Deputy Opposition Leader Michael Daley slammed Ms Hancock as being unfit for the role on social media following the name-calling.


    But an apology appears unlikely with a spokeswoman for Ms Hancock saying she stood by her comments.

  33. John Constantine

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5881747/Australia-Post-Outrage-cop-fines-postman-riding-bike-footpath.html

    The postie was stale pale and male, and obviously not docile and compliant enough when pulled up and ordered to present his papers for inspection.

    The fine for riding the postie bike on the footpath, while in hivis with the ‘Queens Mail’ onboard obviously triggered enough non-docility to result in the fine for not having the helmet correctly fastened, and also resulted in being followed back to the post office and fined for parking the postie bike on the footpath there as well.

    Dismissed in court [ dunno about the violation of helmet law though.] but the process is the punishment.

    Safe Footpaths will inevitably result in postage rates increasing so mail can be delivered by registered electric gophers, displaying the correct paperwork [ with beep noises to alert pedestrians]

    Comrades.

  34. Farmer Gez

    Numpty training in local government Vicco style.
    Horsham mayor claimed they would be taken to the Supreme Court if they varied the advertised budget and gave relief to farmers facing a 15% increase.
    The mayor of Northern Grampians laughed when asked on ABC radio if they had any threats of legal action after they varied the rate and saved farmers from a 25% increase.
    Horsham mayor is obviously angling for higher political office. Never give the taxpaying suckers a break.
    Oh I forgot, Comrades!

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    Go to the back of the bus…

    Stony Brook Prof: Black Men Shouldn’t Speak in Public Without Studying Black Feminism

    Bisexual Illuminati, Ph.D. 🏳️‍🌈 ✔ @alwaystheself
    12:50 AM – Jun 23, 2018
    I don’t think black men should be allowed to speak about race in public without having first studied black feminism but that’s just me..

    Breathtaking lack of self awareness and history.

  36. OldOzzie

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2747750, posted on June 26, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Britain is a white country.

    No it’s not.
    Don’t be so ridiculous.
    It’s literally one kebab away from being a sh$thole.

    United Kingdom Demographics Profile 2018

    Ethnic groups white 87.2%, black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%,
    Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7% (2011 est.)

  37. C.L.

    Now that the Loseroos have lost again (as usual), can everyone in the media stop pretending to care about refoball? Thanks.

  38. Dave in Marybrook

    C.L.
    That’s all on the roster. Couple of weeks, we’ll have to stop, and then start, caring about tennis-
    And then horses, and then yachts, and then women’s footy.

  39. Roger

    ALL lightweight plastic bags, including those used by milk bars, takeaway shops and small supermarkets and retail stores, will be banned in Victoria by the end of next year.

    How in the name of all that’s good and holy are they going to police that?

    Citizen informers.

  40. OldOzzie

    Here’s the Right Way to Build a V8-Powered Porsche 911

    The kits from Renegade Hybrids will allow you to jam a small block into any Boxster, Cayman, 944, 914, 996 or 997.

  41. Mother Lode

    Imagine if Tony Abbott trained his dog to do this, turnbull would call a royal commission into animal cruelty the morning after their abc ran a four corners expose on it.

    The ABC would also use footage from the ‘Doggedly Friends of the Environment Foundation’ with the caption “Hidden Camera Recording from Tony Abbott’s House”.

    Six months later, in front of Senate Estimates, the ABC would have to state the correction that the film was in fact the first five minutes from Saving Private Ryan.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    Roger

    #2747931, posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:09 am

    ALL lightweight plastic bags, including those used by milk bars, takeaway shops and small supermarkets and retail stores, will be banned in Victoria by the end of next year.

    How in the name of all that’s good and holy are they going to police that?

    Bag Lady Squads.

  43. lotocoti

    No it’s not.
    Don’t be so ridiculous.

    Last week’s episode of W1A (repeat) saw the Director of News declaring he’d have to sack BAMEs to meet the BBC’s diversity targets.
    Confusion followed.

  44. OneWorldGovernment

    Custer’s Photographic Stand.

    Some good photo’s taken over his life.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/photos/photographing-george-armstrong-custer/#slide-1

  45. Old School Conservative

    Dave in Marybrook
    #2747930, posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:09 am
    …Couple of weeks, we’ll have to stop, and then start, caring about tennis-
    And then horses, and then yachts, and then women’s footy.

    + Tour de France

  46. Shy Ted

    What with Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia out, England is the only muslim country left in the World Cup.

  47. Four justices of the Supreme Court of the United States supported California’s move to shut down faith-affiliated abortion crisis centres.

    This is akin to attempting to shut down palliative care services when boosting euthanasia.

  48. Old School Conservative

    Shy Ted, does Trump’s now-legal travel ban extend to the UK?

  49. Top Ender

    Netflix needs Government to impose Australian-content quota to recover industry ‘under siege’
    Judy Davis and Richard Roxburgh have taken the case against Netflix and other streaming giants to Parliament House…The Australian stars were part of 30-strong group, including high profile writers and directors, who told politicians from both sides, including Minister of Communications and the Arts Mitch Fifield, the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms.

    Should be:

    Netflix needs Government to impose Australian-content quota to recover industry ‘under siege’
    Judy Davis and Richard Roxburgh have taken the case against Netflix and other streaming giants to Parliament House…The Australian stars, who earn their living pretending to be other people, were part of 30-strong group, including high profile writers and directors, who told politicians from both sides, including Minister of Communications and the Arts Mitch Fifield, the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms.

    Fixed.

  50. OldOzzie

    The migration crisis will shatter Europe

    The Italians are now proposing “reception centres” – perhaps located in Europe, or perhaps North Africa, where people can be housed (or detained, depending on your point of view) while their claims are processed.

    None of these solutions address the bigger problem, which is that there is today a near-infinite supply of both economic migrants and asylum seekers, that the distinction between the two can be somewhat arbitrary and that hundreds of millions of people in the most decrepit and dysfunctional places on Earth are now equipped with cellphones that allow them to see how the First World lives. Africa’s population, now about 1.25 billion, is expected to double by the year 2050. That’s a lot of overloaded dinghies.

    Even in the case of genuine refugees – of which the world has some 62 million at the moment – it’s clear that the the welcome mat has grown thin. The reality is that the post-Cold-War paradigm doesn’t work any more. The 1951 Refugee Convention “was never designed for huge masses of people outside of the West,” writes political scientist Ivan Krastev in his penetrating book, After Europe. His message: Don’t blame the far-right fringes for Europe’s discontent. Blame the oblivious elites. “The inability and unwillingness of the liberal elites to discuss migration and contend with its consequences, and the insistence that existing policies are always positive sum (i.e., win-win), are what make liberalism for so many symbolic with hypocrisy,” he writes.

    Can liberalism survive the challenge? We’ll find out. Meanwhile, another refugee ship is adrift on the Mediterranean, looking for a place to land. There will be many more.

  51. They are insane.

    Netflix has been an absolute boom for actors.

  52. John Constantine

    Their Australian star actors, that make a fortune pretending to be other people, reading words written by others from autocues, photographed and filmed by experts from the correct angles multiple times until they look good, then promoted by paid professionals according to the needs of focus groups and exposed to the public by crony cross deals with the entertainment media.

    Lobby australias politicians and discover during the encounter that:

    “We have met the enemy and he is us”.

    Comrades.

  53. OldOzzie

    Here’s One Unverified File the Feds Won’t Leak: About Loretta Lynch

    By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigations
    June 26, 2018

    The FBI had little problem leaking “unverified” dirt from Russian sources on Donald Trump and his campaign aides – and even basing FISA wiretaps on it. But according to the Justice Department’s inspector general, the bureau is refusing to allow even members of Congress with top security clearance to see intercepted material alleging political interference by President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch.

    That material – which has been outlined in press reports – consists of unverified accounts intercepted from putative Russian sources in which the head of the Democratic National Committee allegedly implicates the Hillary Clinton campaign and Lynch in a secret deal to fix the Clinton email investigation.

    “It is remarkable how this Justice Department is protecting the corruption of the Obama Justice Department,” said Tom Fitton, president of Washington-based watchdog Judicial Watch, which is suing for the material.

  54. Rae

    Rae posted at 9:02 pm

    The Red Hen was out of line.

    Can’t see it. The owner decided to deny service and informed the offensive diner discreetly and politely. Perfectly entitled to do so based on recent SCOTUS decisions, and didn’t need to be either discreet or polite. Could have refused to bake a cake for the diner or provide her with flowers if she’d wanted to. SCOTUS would have no problem with that.

    Mike Huckabee commented on his daughter being expelled from the Red Hen Eatery on the Laura Ingraham radio show (at 1m 50sec)
    Huckabee claims the owner of the Red Hen restaurant subsequently followed their group to another restaurant, called a mob together to help in the stalking, and then led the mob in further harassment of the Huckabee family.

    Huckabee went to the same school of fib telling as the Pussy Grabber. As I said upthread.

  55. Mother Lode

    Breathtaking lack of self awareness and history.

    Fine with me that the outrage clubs – the only ones allowed to talk about outrage – should become ever more pruned back into ever smaller yet more ludicrously frenetic groups.

    This represents black guys having some of their nominal victim-license revoked and they will start having to share the white-straight-guy experience of being prosecuted in every avenue of life without ever actually doing any of the things you are accused of.

    Is this how the SJW movement will end? A half dozen sterile mutants in a phone booth scratching each others eyes and pulling each others hair?

  56. egg_

    http://exxpedition.com/northpacific/
    24 WOMEN. 3,000 NAUTICAL MILES. 1 MISSION.

    2x legs of (12) wymminses, a little disingenuous.

  57. OldOzzie

    Seven Mysterious Preludes to the FBI’s Trump-Russia Probe

    By Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation formally opened its Trump investigation after Western intelligence assets and Clinton-affiliated political operatives repeatedly approached the Trump campaign and tried but failed to damage it through associations with Russia, a growing body of evidence suggests.

    Before the FBI began investigating the Trump campaign in an operation code-named “Crossfire Hurricane,” there were at least seven different instances when campaign advisers were approached with Russia-related offers. Most of those contacts — including Donald Trump Jr.’s much-publicized meeting with a Russian lawyer and others in June 2016 — offered the prospect of information damaging to Donald Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

  58. Mother Lode

    The Australian stars, who earn their living pretending to be other people, were part of 30-strong group

    Actually, considering the way Australian movies are really just an overflowing of the Arts Community’s hatred of Australia, it could be:

    who earn their living pretending to be cruel, stupid, emotionally stunted people you dislike and like no one you have ever met

  59. stackja

    In his memoirs, Phil Sheridan, as I remember, made comments about GA Custer. Must re-read.

  60. egg_

    filmed by experts from the correct angles multiple times until they look good

    Then run around like scruffs in ‘3-day growths’ and unironed clothes, promoting ‘commercial’ films.

  61. Entrop

    Netflix can load as much Australian content on its database as it likes, or as much as the parasites in the Australian fillum industry demand.
    The question is though, how can they make us watch their dreck? We can stream whatever it is we want to watch. All it costs Netflix is a minute bit of space on their server, as it won’t have to pay for streamed content that isn’t streamed.
    Judy Davis can’t use the government to make us pay her anymore.

  62. Entropy

    Accidentally dropped a bit of my sig

    Netflix can load as much Australian content on its database as it likes, or as much as the parasites in the Australian fillum industry demand.
    The question is though, how can they make us watch their dreck? We can stream whatever it is we want to watch. All it costs Netflix is a minute bit of space on their server, as it won’t have to pay for streamed content that isn’t streamed.
    Judy Davis can’t use the government to make us pay her anymore.

  63. egg_

    the Loseroos have lost again (as usual),

    No sandpaper?

  64. lotocoti

    24 WOMEN. 3,000 NAUTICAL MILES. 1 MISSION.

    According to Marinetraffic, their pollution fact finding mission is underway, using engine.

  65. OldOzzie

    Washington Post – Trump Country, it turns out, is more tolerant than the left

    HILLSBORO, Ohio

    Since President Trump’s election, journalists, political scientists and others from across the United States and around the world have visited our little southern Ohio town, population 6,600, to study the natives. Naturally, patronizing local eateries at breakfast or lunchtime is usually part of their itinerary.

    Some have told me later that, during their interviews, they went out of their way to identify themselves as liberals who have little use for our president. To their credit, they wanted to be honest about who they were and what they were doing. They were sometimes treated with a degree of skepticism, but without fail, they say that people were polite and willing to talk to them — not to mention serve them breakfast or lunch.

    The rising McCarthyism of the left will soon lead to the money question: Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Trump coalition?

    Intolerant, angry, increasingly confrontational — it is astounding to watch them become that which they claim to despise about the president.

  66. Rae

    …Couple of weeks, we’ll have to stop, and then start, caring about tennis-
    And then horses, and then yachts, and then women’s footy.

    + Tour de France

    + The Open Golf.

  67. egg_

    Judy Davis can’t use the government to make us pay her anymore.

    Her character’s virtue signalling on Mystery Road is deplorable.

  68. stackja

    Actors Equity Hal Lashwood supported the CPA.
    Newsfront 1978 – mostly ALP love-in.

  69. Diogenes

    itch Fifield, the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms.

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_crvGziPn3g&w=1423&h=584%5D

  70. Percy Popinjay

    From the Oz – very LOLworthy:

    A push by a Greens-led council* for the nation’s first major solar farm in an urban area has infuriated ­residents who fear construction on the former rubbish dump will unleash asbestos and heavy metal

    The same resident imbeciles who no doubted voted for the greenfilth hippie deadshits in the first place.

    *Fremantle, which will be no surprise to WA Cats.

  71. egg_

    their pollution fact finding mission is underway, using engine.

    Labour saving fossil fuels allowing the sailing gals a little leisure time?
    Who’d’ve thunk it?

  72. Percy Popinjay

    itch Fifield, the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms

    I certainly hope he wasn’t saying that like it was a bad thing.

  73. OldOzzie

    Russia and China See in Trump Era a Chance to Roll Back Human Rights Promotion at U.N.

    – As the United States retreats from the world, Moscow and Beijing seek to gut U.N. programs, cut staff.

    China and Russia, emboldened by the Trump administration’s retreat on human rights issues and its drive to cut spending at the United Nations, are quietly seeking to scale back programs in U.N. peacekeeping missions around the world that protect civilians from violence and sexual exploitation, according to diplomats and confidential documents.

    The two countries are waging the campaign largely in closed-door budget negotiations, where they’re arguing for dramatic cuts in funding for the programs and the elimination of at least 170 jobs.

    Both Russia and China are motivated by a broad disdain for human rights promotion at the U.N. and a feeling that the world body should not be meddling in the domestic policies of member states.

  74. zyconoclast

    What with Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia out, England is the only muslim country left in the World Cup.

    And France.

  75. Maybe time for Fisk and other statist conservatives to boycott the libertarian blog?

    No, this is also a centre right blog, and as Fisky says, it maybe time libertarians stopped carrying water for Leftists. Not good seeing DL again deciding this morning to promote euthanasia, this time on Faine’s program.

  76. Stimpson J. Cat

    The Australian stars were part of 30-strong group, including high profile writers and directors

    Unless Neil Armfield was leading the charge, I really can’t take them seriously, and they won’t get any real traction.
    It’s just how it is.

  77. lotocoti

    Richard Roxburgh could always borrow Bobby De Niro’s lifts to play James Comey.

  78. Leigh Lowe

    the Loseroos have lost again (as usual),

    No sandpaper?

    Shock news!
    The forty-fifth ranked team in the world fails to make the final 16.

  79. cohenite

    California case against oil companies gets booted for jurisdictional reasons but not before the Judge, who for a liberal and alarmism, makes some telling observations about the benefits of fossils:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/06/25/breaking-california-judge-tosses-global-warming-lawsuit-against-oil-companies/

    The definitive case against alarmists remains the gore case:

    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2007/2288.html

  80. Stimpson J. Cat

    Maybe time for Fisk and other statist conservatives to boycott the libertarian blog?

    Maybe time for conservatives and libertarians to do something, anything, at all to try and capture the minds of the young and pass on their alleged traditions, morals, and ethics successfully.
    They really are a pathetic, embarrassing lot.
    Imagine waiting for a billionaire TV star with gold taps to lead the charge their principles should have compelled them to make years ago, when they had the numbers.

    F$cking shameful.

    Here’s the thing: if your children are not at least as conservative, if not more than you, then you have failed miserably.

    F$cking wake up.

  81. C.L.

    Judy Davis and Richard Roxburgh have taken the case against Netflix and other streaming giants to Parliament House…The Australian stars were part of 30-strong group, including high profile writers and directors, who told politicians from both sides, including Minister of Communications and the Arts Mitch Fifield, the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms.

    In other words, Australians hate left-wing Australian-made shit and must be forced to watch it.

  82. C.L.

    Haven’t watched Mystery Road but I’ve seen a few promos and publicity pics.
    I noticed that the principals wear gun belts – so they’ll look more like American peace officers.
    No Harry high-Glocks.
    LOL.

  83. egg_

    When the eXXpedition gals need to ‘choke a turtle’ at sea, do they use a plastic dunny?

  84. John Constantine

    The issue of differential rating in rural shires is vunerable now, more than ever.

    The CEO of the shire pushing the 25% increase in farm rates had a tactical win by getting to offer residential ratepayers a significant rate cut at the cost of multi-millionaire farmers, this has now been snatched away from the majority of voters by the differential rating system.

    Having something offered and then removed feels different to a big convoy of voters than something they never had at all.

    The same fight looms next year, as the population Ponzi property boom ripples out from the capital cities, lifting real farmland prices more than ghost-town house prices and the super funds get more desperate to spray the endless inflow of superannuation deducted from wages into farmland that at least has a fallback value.

    Demographics and a tightening economy at the bottom end indicate that voting for higher rates on unserviced farmland [owned by multimillionaires driving new cars] in a secret ballot will be mighty tempting for a single mother trying to budget for nice things for her girls with a huge rate bill on her kitchen table, sitting next to a car repair quote.

    The CEO has managed to make winner class and loser class out of ratepayers, so turning them against themselves, diverting ratepayers from the travesty of a CEO of a tiny bankrupt shire getting paid more than the President of the United States gets paid [ with a massive compo payout if he gets fired.]

  85. areff

    Richard Roxburgh could always borrow Bobby De Niro’s lifts to play James Comey.

    Pity Frank Thring is long gone. he’d have made a fine Jimmy Clapper.

  86. EvilElvis

    Is Qanda still deserving of a dedicated thread? I don’t really think so.

    Oh come on, Oh come on! You surely have to take into account the lack of material to work with. We don’t book the panel, we just pay for it…

  87. lotocoti

    Pity Frank Thring is long gone. he’d have made a fine Jimmy Clapper.

    Ron Perlman’s hands have auditioned for the Michelle O. role.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    The Strayan Fillem industry is in a bind.
    They’ve spent 40 years making unwatchable dross which their maaates in the entertainment meeja have shamelessly pumped up, only for the viewer to discover that, yes, it is just more clumsy lefty lecturing.
    Even if they made a Breakin’ Bad quality series now it would struggle to get traction because of the constant over-hype and under-deliver.

  89. Infidel Tiger

    Trump gets all the credit but Orban is easily the best leader on earth.

    His pro family, anti immigration policies are a beacon of hope in a dark europe.

  90. C.L.

    The Strayan Fillem industry is in a bind.
    They’ve spent 40 years making unwatchable dross which their maaates in the entertainment meeja have shamelessly pumped up, only for the viewer to discover that, yes, it is just more clumsy lefty lecturing.

    I surfed on to FIM* “comedian” Dave Hughes’s show last night and thought the same thing.
    Hughes invites his “comedian” mates on the show so they can make a buck. Alternatively, they get invited on The Project or one of the other panel programs. Always the same people, the same circle of maaates. They all tell the same “jokes” about Trump etc; none of them are funny and none of them will risk being declared persona non grata by the Comedians’ Union by having fun at the expense of Mohammedans, homosexuals, angry brown people, Rainbow Serpant worshippers, ugly feminists, 38 year-old ‘refugees’ or Democrats. Which is where most of the comedy gold lies undisturbed.

    ———
    * Funny in Melbourne

  91. The Socceroos.

    Couldn’t score a goal without permission from an authority who has to point to the spot they are allowed to score from.
    Goals scored by a hipster with an utterly stupid name.
    Beaten by a bunch of 3rd world alpaca shagging coffee farmers.

    What a perfect metaphor for this toilet of a country.

  92. Mother Lode

    the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms.

    Fact is that Netflix original programs generally have a pretty strong progressive bent. You have to filter out a fair bit to get to the interesting bits underneath, but when you get the knack it works.

    Mostly.

    So how bad must our progressive tosh be that Netflix finds them unpalatable?

    Our arts has become so accustomed to a parasitic life, immobile and dependent on the tissues of its host, flaccid, blind and unseen, reproducing only through its own rear end, that it is in a panic at the merest thought that the host might change its diet from American cinema to American TV.

    And why are they wailing about anyway? That Netflix is consuming their audience and they will not be able to make money on their movies.

    But they don’t make money on their movies now.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2747928, posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Now that the Loseroos have lost again (as usual), can everyone in the media stop pretending to care about refoball? Thanks.

    Yep.
    Let’s get back to talking about Queensland’s domination of State of Oranges.

  94. C.L.

    They never stop.

    https://www.theage.com.au/healthcare/anti-smoking-advocates-urge-governments-to-plug-gaps-in-smoke-free-laws-20180626-p4znte.html

    It’s about obedience and nothing else.
    Anti-smoking zealots are mentally unbalanced people obsessed and furious about those who refuse to stop smoking, despite the state’s commands.

  95. Infidel Tiger

    What sort of soccer carnival doesn’t feature Italy and instead has Australia?

    What a joke.

  96. Geriatric Mayfly

    They’ve spent 40 years making unwatchable dross which their maaates in the entertainment meeja have shamelessly pumped up, only for the viewer to discover that, yes, it is just more clumsy lefty lecturing.

    Difficult to forget that Pomerantz womyn going all gushy about the shockers rolling out of disused inner urban warehouses. She would rain down stars on any strip of ham handed celluloid if it was the handiwork of local Lefties.

  97. H B Bear

    Now that the Loseroos have lost again (as usual), can everyone in the media stop pretending to care about refoball? Thanks.

    Deja vu all over again. Now the Socialist Broadcasting Service can get back to regular programming – Hitler and Eurotrash soft porn.

  98. C.L.

    The only thing I love about girlyball is the dives.

  99. areff

    The more air seeps out of the warmist propaganda bubble, the harder the ABC replaces it with bulldust.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-06-27/climate-policies-ignoring-billions-in-health-savings-experts-say/9836894

  100. Leigh Lowe

    Difficult to forget that Pomerantz womyn going all gushy about the shockers rolling out of disused inner urban warehouses. 

    Yes.
    Mzzz Pomerantz was front-of-mind when I posted that.
    “Five stars, David”.
    If she ever rated any local fillem at anything at 4/5 or below, you just knew it was absolute trash.
    I can pretty much predict the plot of the next one ….

    “Noble indigenous savage (who was ripped from his mother arms at birth) teams up with dignified and quietly spoken moozley refugee to fight corrupt white coal mine owner who is secretly in cahoots with the p3do bishop to steal native land for mining”.

  101. Rae

    Now that the Loseroos have lost again (as usual), can everyone in the media stop pretending to care about refoball? Thanks.

    Yep.
    Let’s get back to talking about Queensland’s domination of State of Oranges.

    Refoball tactics were on display at State of Oranges II last Sunday. The Blues Captain showed his well-practised deliberate falling down technique to gain a penalty try and win the game.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    As bad as soccer is we must all hope and pray that either England or Croatia win.

  103. Leigh Lowe

    Difficult to forget that Pomerantz womyn going all gushy about the shockers rolling out of disused inner urban warehouses. 

    Yes.
    Mzzz Pomerantz was front-of-mind when I posted that.
    “Five stars, David”.
    If she ever rated any local fillem at anything at 4/5 or below, you just knew it was absolute trash.
    I can pretty much predict the plot of the next one ….

    “Noble indigenous savage (who was ripped from his mother arms at birth) teams up with dignified and quietly spoken moozley refugee to fight corrupt white coal mine owner who is secretly in cahoots with the p3do bishop to steal native land for mining”.

  104. OldOzzie

    Excellent Post by Jo Nova

    The Australian magical NEG target which turns black coal to white elephants

    Australia is figuring out how to change the global climate and power up the nation. It’s the old “have cake: eat cake: sell cake and build a sea-wall with cake” dilemma. The PM, Malcolm Turnbull, has come up with a plan called the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which will manage to hurt the environment, jobs and industry at the same time.

    Who benefits? Gas companies, Renewables Co. Who loses? Everyone else.

  105. H B Bear

    Brisvegas apartment market is going to be a bloodbath.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    Difficult to forget that Pomerantz womyn going all gushy about the shockers rolling out of disused inner urban warehouses.

    Yes.
    Mzzz Pomerantz was front-of-mind when I posted that.
    “Five stars, David”.
    If she ever rated any local fillem at anything at 4/5 or below, you just knew it was absolute trash.
    I can pretty much predict the plot of the next one ….

    “Noble indigenous savage (who was ripped from his mother arms at birth) teams up with dignified and quietly spoken moozley refugee to fight corrupt white coal mine owner who is secretly in cahoots with the p3-do bishop to steal native land for mining”.

  107. Leigh Lowe

    OldOzzie

    #2748016, posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Brisbane apartment sold for 27.6pc loss; a sign of things to come?

    Paywalled.
    But I can glean that it was 79 sq metres and the buyers were Chinese.
    I would like top know original buying price, because I suspect there might be a little bit of someone being taken for a rick-shaw ride in the original purchase.

  108. Senile Old Guy

    From the link:

    Australia is missing out on billions in short-term health savings that could come with tougher greenhouse emission targets, experts say. Air pollution can lead to premature deaths and problems such as heart attacks and asthma, but the economic cost of this is not being pitted against the apparent benefits to the economy of burning fossil fuels, according to Tony Capon, professor of planetary health at the University of Sydney.

    Professor of Planetary Health? I mean, seriously! I used to be proud of being a USyd graduate. No longer.

    BTW, I have asthma, and related allergic conditions, and guess what? All three of my major allergens are “natural” (e.g. pollen).

  109. Leigh Lowe

    H B Bear

    #2748019, posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Brisvegas apartment market is going to be a bloodbath.

    Possibly.
    But I would prefer to see some overall market data rather than one anecdotal claim (which might be an outlier).

  110. H B Bear

    Chinese dog-box special.

  111. Tom

    As bad as soccer is we must all hope and pray that either England or Croatia win.

    To assuage our Merkelesque guilt about our cricket cheats, we must all go outside at 1am on Monday, July 16, and shout into the night: Go Poms!

  112. Leigh Lowe

    BTW, I have asthma, and related allergic conditions, and guess what? All three of my major allergens are “natural” (e.g. pollen).

    Exactly.
    The deaths in the Melbourne thunderstorm in 2016 were largely caused by rye-grass pollen.

  113. Entropy

    Leigh, they paid $569k, and apparently it is a well built apartment, unlike most of the the student accommodation towers being built by default at the moment that will have to be knocked down sooner rather than later. Another fine Gillard mess.

  114. H B Bear

    Melbournibad CBD is full of fvcking plane trees too. When there is a strong northerly blowing in summer there is arguably no worse place to be as the streets are chocked with their crap.

  115. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2748026, posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:35 am

    As bad as soccer is we must all hope and pray that either England or Croatia win.

    To assuage our Merkelesque guilt about our cricket cheats, we must all go outside at 1am on Monday, July 16, and shout into the night: Go Poms!

    The Poms will have a penalty awarded against them if their supporters start singing pro-Brexit songs to the Chermans.
    It is coming up to the 100th anniversary of the Krauts losing in a penalty shootout in France.

  116. Not Uh oh

    With a registered capacity of 1,810 mw, South Australia’s wind-farms are currently generating exactly zero electricity (perNEM watch). Doesn’t exactly give you that warm, fuzzy feeling does it?

  117. stackja

    M 3.1 – 3km SW of Volcano, Hawaii
    2018-06-27 00:31:25 UTC 19.412°N 155.264°W 0.8 km depth

  118. Some History

    Mad max in all her glory:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1665378190237312&set=a.461930897248720.1073741827.100002954420316&type=3&theater
    You could sharpen your pencils on that mug.

    Her brain has fallen out of her ear and stuck to her ear lobe.

  119. Leigh Lowe

    Entropy

    #2748030, posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Leigh, they paid $569k, and apparently it is a well built apartment, unlike most of the the student accommodation towers being built by default at the moment that will have to be knocked down sooner rather than later. Another fine Gillard mess.

    Hmmm.
    OK.
    $569k for 79 sq metres doesn’t sound OTT from what I see in Melbourne.
    That would be at least 2 (probably 3) bedrooms.
    27% off that is over $150k which puts it in the low $400’s.
    If the things didn’t have to be built using CFMEFU labour that would be the right money.

  120. Top Ender

    The US Supreme Court has handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the idea it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination.

    Key points:
    The current ban blocks most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen
    The ruling means the ban will remain in effect and that Mr Trump could add more countries
    Rights bodies have slammed the decision as one of the Supreme Court’s “greatest failures”
    The 5-4 ruling, with the court’s five conservatives in the majority, ends a fierce fight in the courts over whether the policy represented an unlawful Muslim ban.

    Link

  121. stackja

    Saying “goodbye” to one GPS station and “hello” to two more.
    June 25, 2018

    On June 18, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory staff said a sad goodbye to a GPS instrument that had faithfully recorded over 95 m (310 ft) of downward motion of the floor of Kīlauea caldera before losing radio contact. The GPS instrument, called NPIT, first started moving downward in early May at the onset of subsidence at Kīlauea’s summit. However on June 8, NPIT’s motion picked up dramatically. This was when a portion of the caldera floor north of Halema’uma’u, where NPIT was located, began to slump into the crater. Over the next ten days NPIT GPS recorded down-dropping of 6-8 m (20-25 ft) with each summit explosion event, which have been occurring almost every day. This, together with earlier displacements, added up to a position change of 95 m down, 55 m south, and 5 m east (310 ft, 180 ft, and 16 ft, respectively).

    Mini-Updates of Kīlauea Summit and Lower East Rift Zone Activity
    Kilauea – 2018-06-26 13:11:45
    At 5:03 PM HST June 25, a collapse explosion event occurred at Kīlauea’s summit. An ash-poor plume less than 2000 ft above the ground drifted SW. The energy released by the event was equivalent to M5.3 earthquake.

  122. I would like top know original buying price, because I suspect there might be a little bit of someone being taken for a rick-shaw ride in the original purchase.

    Bought “off the plan” by a couple of “Chinese investors” back in 2013, for $535,000.
    How do you say “suckers” in Mandarin?

  123. John Comnenus

    The Vic Govt is insane re the plastic bag ban.

    How many people, especially tourists, make unplanned and impulse purchases when presumably they don’t have their recycled hemp bag in their pocket?

    How much GST is paid on these purchases? How many people are employed in shops that rely on impulse buying?

    How much will this ban cost the Victorian economy? Hopefully not too much, otherwise more Victorians will move to the more conservative states as economic refugees and keep voting for the policies that made them economic refugees in the first place.

    As the Pogues sang ‘wherever we go we celebrate the land that made us refugees.’

  124. Infidel Tiger

    Brisbane apartment sold for 27.6pc loss; a sign of things to come?

    That’s pretty standard in Perth.

    I would make the construction of 1&2 bedroom apartments illegal. They are not only a blight on the cityscape, they are cruel and unusual punishment for the inhabitant.

    Housing policy in this country is run by Meriton, Mirvac and co. It’s a disgrace and has ruined our nation.

  125. Top Ender

    WA parliamentarians ain’t the tough types they used to be:

    Fiery scenes in WA Parliament as female MPs reveal colleagues’ offensive behaviour
    By Eliza Laschon

    A fiery and emotional debate has erupted in the Western Australian Parliament about the treatment of female MPs in the wake of an incident last week when a senior minister was accused of “feigning a headbutt” towards Nationals leader Mia Davies.

    Ms Davies referred the alleged behaviour of Water Minister Dave Kelly to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly last Thursday, claiming it “bordered on intimidatory”.

    But on Tuesday Speaker Peter Watson said he would not take the complaint any further and was satisfied Mr Kelly “did not move his head in the Member’s direction”.

    Mr Kelly has repeatedly denied the allegation and has the support of the Premier Mark McGowan who said the allegations were “fabricated”.

    But the response sparked an emotional plea from Ms Davies, who urged her colleagues to refer the matter to a powerful committee for further investigation.

    “I’m happy to come to this place, I am happy to be criticised, I am happy to have members opposite pull our policy apart … we expect that,” she told the chamber.

    “But I expect that when one member of this place says they feel uncomfortable, that it is not mocked by those opposite.”

    ‘Extraordinarily offensive’

    At times Ms Davies was close to tears, saying the moment was “disconcerting” and bordered on intimidation.

    “That caused me to take a step back and say hang on, you are very close, you are too close and it was designed to make me feel uncomfortable,” she said.

    Ms Davies said the Government’s reaction in dismissing her allegation had been “appalling”.

    “That to me is the very reason why people don’t raise complaints of this nature in the workplace and it is extraordinarily offensive,” she said.

    “The biggest challenge is getting people to stand up and ask for help,” she said.

    “They don’t want to feel more vulnerable and they don’t want to be ridiculed and they don’t want to be dismissed.

    “They don’t want to have someone say, ‘she made that up’ and be made to look like an idiot.”

    ‘Stick to your knitting’
    The debate sparked impassioned arguments from both sides of politics, including a handful of female Labor MPs who bared their own confronting moments.

    “I remember being told to stick to my knitting,” Police Minister Michelle Roberts said.

    “People commenting … about my appearance, among other things, and a lot of other nasty stuff.”

    Transport Minister Rita Saffioti spoke candidly about facing incessant “heckling” while in opposition, even when she had revealed she was trying IVF to have a child and had suffered a “miscarriage scare”.

    “In my maiden speech, the former premier (Colin Barnett) heckled me and he didn’t stop for eight-and-a-half-years,” she said.

    But she said the headbutt allegation “wasn’t true”, dismissing it as a political stunt before the Darling Range by-election.

    “I understand this is a tough place … but to try and undermine the Minister for Water in this way … is completely out of order,” she said.

    The motion to have the complaint referred to the Procedure and Privileges Committee was voted down.

    Link

  126. C.L.

    Judge allows Manafort case to proceed but absolutely hammers Mueller’s tactics and intentions.
    He stops just short of calling Mueller dishonest and corrupt.

  127. Mother Lode

    As deplorable as I find the Red Hen thing – ejecting Sanders and her family because of political differences – I am as uneasy with the campaign to ruin her as I would be if it were the political poles were reversed.

    At least as far as that goes.

    If she truly did pursue Sanders outside the restaurant then there are already laws for that.

    That the owner asked her staff what to do, instead of telling them to HTFU, be professional and serve them like anyone else – they were there for a meal, not to importune other customers with politics.

    That the owner did so after Sanders and her party had started eating is pretty pathetic, but still within her rights unless the taking of the order and supplying of the first course is viewed as some sort of contract.

    But the malign delight of people prosecuting a campaign to ruin this woman and her restaurant is something I like neither when lefties ‘out’ Trumpers and vice versa. For precisely the same reasons.

    Has Sanders sought to strike back at this woman or the restaurant? If not, do we think she is glad other people are doing it in her name?

  128. Myrddin Seren

    Tom Arnold appears to be following Louise Mensch down the rabbit hole of complete Trump Derangement Syndrome:

    ME & MICHAEL COHEN ARE STILL AT THE REGENCY TALKING ABOUT YOU @REALDONALDTRUMP TO REPORTERS & COPS & LAWYERS

    2:06 PM – 26 Jun 2018

    Michael [email protected]
    3h3 hours ago
    More
    Replying to @TomArnold @realDonaldTrump @mj_lee
    This is absolutely untrue. I haven’t seen or spoken to @TomArnold since I ran into him days ago.

    One can only look on and wonder where this ends up ?

  129. H B Bear

    How do you say “suckers” in Mandarin?

    People have been being ripped off on Gold Coast and Brisbane property since the 60s. The Chinks should just think of it as an Australian cultural experience. Gotta feel sorry for the locals who are actually just looking for somewhere to live and having to buy in a market where prices and supply are being set by an international property Ponzi.

  130. JC

    Seinfeld thinks Roseanne should not have been fired. Also says it’s the first time someone has completely blown their career with one click of a button on a keypad (I don’t think it’s true but still kinda funny). Talks about hanging out with Ellen Degenerate.

    As for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld dished about hanging out with lots of A-list guests this season, including Ellen DeGeneres.

    “It was fun,” he said of his candid chat with the daytime talk show host. “And then we had an interesting conversation about penises, but I’ll let you watch that. But it’s clean, believe it or not. … Yeah, we started discussing, ‘If you’re a lesbian, what do you think of the penis? Is it something you hate? Or are you OK with it?’ She said she was OK with it. She just says she doesn’t really feel one way or the other about it, and I said, ‘That’s the way I feel.'”

  131. Plastic bags are an excellent carbon capture mechanism.

    Which wins the “stupid of the week”, the NEG or plastic bag bans?

    Tough call.

  132. C.L.

    “… I expect that when one member of this place says they feel uncomfortable, that it is not mocked by those opposite.”

    Contemporary Western women are becoming like the five year-old girls I remember in primary school.When I cry, the boys should be nice and let me win.

  133. Myrddin Seren

    Awesome.

    Some of Maxine Waters’ harass crew goes after Mitch McConnell and his wife.

    They are saved from Tiger Elaine by Mitch’s security team.

    Escalate – always escalate.

  134. thefrolickingmole

    I am as uneasy with the campaign to ruin her as I would be if it were the political poles were reversed.

    As am I, but if you allow spoilt kiddies to chuck tantrums and get their way with no negative consequences then you are asking for more/worse behavior.

    In the absence of civility and social norms the last card in the pack is retaliation.

    The left are really, really going to hate it when the right stops taking notes and begins applying their own medicine back to them.

  135. egg_

    When the eXXpedition gals need to ‘choke a turtle’ at sea, do they use a plastic dunny?

    Looks like a proper porcelain crapper (x2)

    https://panexplore.com/about-us/sea-dragon/

  136. Mother Lode

    Contemporary Western women are becoming like the five year-old girls I remember in primary school.When I cry, the boys should be nice and let me win.

    They keep doing it because it keeps working.

    We must hope and pray a couple of women with more backbone get into politics and vocally call out this precious flower business.

  137. C.L.

    GOP releases new ad targeting insane Democrats.

  138. stackja

    Mother Lode
    #2748050, posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Red Hen made it an issue. people can decide to withhold custom or not.

  139. mh

    The liberal progressives just love women!

    Comedy Central host Trevor Noah said Sarah Sanders is lucky the chefs didn’t ejaculate into her food when she was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant Friday night.

    Noah disagreed with the restaurant’s decision to kick Sanders out and suggested they instead “treat her the same way she treats the press.”

    …He continued, saying, “When you think about it, asking Sanders to leave was probably the nicest thing they could have done. The waiter was probably like, listen, if I’m being honest all the chefs are jizzing in your food right now, so… if I were you I’d go get a pizza at one of those places where you can watch them make it.”

    Other late-night hosts insulted Sanders Monday, such as NBC’s Seth Myers, CBS’s Stephen Colbert and NBC’s Jimmy Fallon.

  140. Mother Lode

    In the absence of civility and social norms the last card in the pack is retaliation.

    I have no problem with people telling her what they think, telling her they will never go to her crappy restaurant, or anything like that.

    But I feel there is a campaign to inflict as much damage as possible and people are chortling over how they have driven her off boards and committees that she was on.

    The only person who comes out of this with any dignity is Sanders.

  141. Death Giraffe

    But I feel there is a campaign to inflict as much damage as possible and people are chortling over how they have driven her off boards and committees that she was on.

    ..
    And?

  142. JC

    GOP releases new ad targeting insane Democrats.

    Can I suggest a small but important edit?

    GOP releases new ad targeting Democrats.

  143. Snoopy

    Top shelf trolling from the petrol heads.

    OldOzzie
    #2747932, posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:11 am
    Here’s the Right Way to Build a V8-Powered Porsche 911

    The kits from Renegade Hybrids will allow you to jam a small block into any Boxster, Cayman, 944, 914, 996 or 997.

  144. Mother Lode

    Red Hen made it an issue. people can decide to withhold custom or not.

    This I am absolutely fine with.

    There are quite a few places from which I withhold my custom on this basis.

    And if the loss of business cost her her business that would be fine too – her policies did not fit the market place.

  145. mh

    Seinfeld thinks Roseanne should not have been fired.

    We should remember that Charlie Sheen was not sacked for his verbal tirades against women while on cocaine binges, he was sacked for calling a TV executive by his J#*ish name.

  146. egg_

    “Noble indigenous savage (who was ripped from his mother arms at birth) teams up with dignified and quietly spoken moozley refugee to fight corrupt white coal mine owner who is secretly in cahoots with the p3-do bishop to steal native land for mining”.

    We’ve already witnessed strychnine ‘poisoning the well’ a century ago on Mystery Road, featuring Judy Davis feelz sorry for what her ancestors gone and done did, greedy pastoralists after water access rights, straight out of Hollywood.

  147. Old School Conservative

    Diogenes
    #2747969, posted on June 27, 2018 at 9:00 am
    itch Fifield, the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms.

    Hopefully itch Fifield’s constituents will be singing this after the next election.

  148. C.L.

    Smell the holiness (bumping areff’s original link):

    Murray was so frustrated by smokers, he came up with a workplace policy.

    Practically every day when he crossed a footbridge to enter his office building, Murray Keen had to walk through “awful” plumes of cigarette smoke rising from the staff smoking area below.

    Worried about his health, as well as that of his colleagues and customers who had no choice but to cross the bridge over the smoking area, Mr Keen used his powers as a human resources manager to introduce a smoke-free policy and implement a quit program.

    “We gave our staff nine months’ notice. We put in place support programs to encourage those who wanted to stop smoking to quit and trained staff to become quit coaches and I was surprised there was no resistance,” Mr Keen, from toll road operator Eastlink in Victoria, said.

  149. JC

    Totally nuts

    If you haven’t got a lazy $100 million to spend on your next set of wheels then don’t bother reading on because two weeks ago a rubber mat salesman paid nearly 100 big ones for a Ferrari, in August one of us will pay a former software employee $90m for their Fezzer and last weekend Jeff Thomson’s old Falcon brought a mill.

    In a private sale, Dave MacNeil paid $94m for a Tour de France-winning 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO.

    However, unless it’s an auction, I don’t believe the price paid until i see evidence of the money paid.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/motoring/whats-100m-among-friends-for-a-ferrari/news-story/1871bfcea29a6987eda787595465dce0?link=TD_www.theaustralian_article.fd6268e6f34e13e3&utm_source=www.theaustralian_article.fd6268e6f34e13e3&utm_campaign=circular&utm_medium=THEAUSTRALIAN

  150. Fisky

    Haha! Trump supporters force the possibly unhygienic “Red Hen” restaurant to shut down! Good.

    The quaint red restaurant, its dirty green awnings made famous by a disapproving tweet Monday from President Trump, was scheduled to open for dinner service at 5 p.m. Protesters began showing up around 3.

    At first, it was just two guys holding Trump banners, a Confederate flag and a Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate sign. Standing in a steady rain, mobbed by three or four TV crews who had been stationed across from the darkened restaurant since morning, the pair said they were there to call for civility.

    “Just to let these people know that we don’t appreciate their communism and their kicking out our public servant,” said Chris Wayne, 35, of Monterey, a mountain hamlet about an hour north of Lexington.

    As Tuesday afternoon wore on, though, the flagpole issue began to seem tame. More protesters joined the Confederate guys, who had moved onto the sidewalk in front of the still-dark Red Hen restaurant. “Don’t eat at the commie cluck,” read one woman’s hand-lettered poster.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/outside-the-red-hen-america-vents/2018/06/26/81a991a6-7998-11e8-80be-6d32e182a3bc_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f17330723be4

  151. C.L.

    Comedy Central host Trevor Noah said Sarah Sanders is lucky the chefs didn’t ejaculate into her food when she was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant Friday night.

    What a monkey.

  152. Herodotus

    I am as uneasy with the campaign to ruin her as I would be if it were the political poles were reversed.
    There’s no future in being nice to lefties.

  153. Confused Old Misfit

    But I feel there is a campaign to inflict as much damage as possible and people are chortling over how they have driven her off boards and committees that she was on.

    That is the market place at work. This has been the result.

    And if the loss of business cost her her business that would be fine too – her policies did not fit the market place.

  154. JC

    Yea, but he’s highlighting the risk any prominent administration official now has eating in a DC eatery. DC is something like 93% D’rat.

  155. calli

    Actions have consequences.

    Has the place been spray painted, fire-bombed or the employees and patrons threatened?

    Oops. My mistake. The protesters are Republicans.

  156. Confused Old Misfit

    Fisky
    #2748082, posted on June 27, 2018 at 11:30 am
    Haha! Trump supporters force the possibly unhygienic “Red Hen” restaurant to shut down! Good.

    The Left don’t like it when they are hit with their own rules!

  157. mh

    US President Donald Trump is being worshipped with the status of a deity for Bussa Krishna, 31-year old resident of Konne Village in the Janagaon district of India’s Telangana state, who demonstrated his Trump-worshipping ‘puja’ rituals dedicated to the US leader on Monday.

  158. Baldrick

    Pity Frank Thring is long gone. he’d have made a fine Jimmy Clapper.

    Give him a wig and he could’ve even passed for Hillary.

  159. Mother Lode

    Comedy Central host Trevor Noah said Sarah Sanders is lucky the chefs didn’t ejaculate into her food when she was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant Friday night.

    We are kind of lucky that while progressive ‘comedians’ are rarely funny, every other progressive is a natural at verbal slapstick.

  160. Fisky

    I am as uneasy with the campaign to ruin her as I would be if it were the political poles were reversed.

    I won’t say I like it. But we have to accept that there is no other way of reviving the Old Rules, short of rubbing the Left’s nose in their own shit. Unilateral conservative “civility” has been a total failure in the face of a Left that is totalitarian and vicious. Only when the Left feel the personal and professional consequences of their own actions, is there likely to be change.

  161. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    In a private sale, Dave MacNeil paid $94m for a Tour de France-winning 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO.

    It’s more beautiful and worthy than any piece of art I have seen.

  162. Eyrie

    “The left are really, really going to hate it when the right stops taking notes and begins applying their own medicine back to them.”

    That is what Kurt Schlichter says. He also wrote a couple of novels, “Indian Country” and “The People’s Republic”. In them the US splits into red and blue states. Indian Country is pretty much a handbook on how to run an insurgency much like Eric Frank Russel’s 1950s SF novel “Wasp”.

  163. Old School Conservative

    Do Trevor Noah and Nick Kyrgios share the same scriptwriter?

  164. Fisky

    Wow, the Left are really spinning off into insanity –

    The New Republic

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  165. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    So the Democrats will be campaigning on open borders in 2020.

    Trump can’t lose.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    Baldrick

    #2748092, posted on June 27, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Pity Frank Thring is long gone. he’d have made a fine Jimmy Clapper.

    Give him a wig and he could’ve even passed for Hillary.

    The players …
    Barak Obama … Ernie Dingo
    Michelle Obama … Deborah Mailman
    Donald Trump … Bert Newton
    Melania Trump … Pattie Newton
    Donald Trump Jnr … Matthew Newton
    Ivanka Trump … Nikki Webster (the Siddy Olympics kid)
    James Clapper … Frank Thring
    James Comey … Michael Pate (he got every American role on Ozzie TV in the 1960’s)
    Hillary Clinton … Magda Szubanski
    Bill Clinton … Craig McLachlan
    Huma Abedin … Sheila Florence (aka Lizzie Birdsworth from Prisoner)

  167. Leigh Lowe

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    #2748100, posted on June 27, 2018 at 11:49 am

    So the Democrats will be campaigning on open borders in 2020.

    Yeah.
    That and jacking off into people’s food.
    Oh, and also the fact that Trump is crass.

  168. BorisG

    Trump signed a landmark bill that could create the next big technologies to fight climate change

    https://qz.com/1203803/donald-trump-signed-a-landmark-bill-to-support-carbon-capture-and-nuclear-power/

  169. The Countess

    The wheel on our wheelie bin snapped off a while back, turning it into a draggie bin. We notified the council straight away. It has taken SIX WEEKS for the council to replace the wheel. But the council keep approving huge housing developments in our area…180 000 people to move in over the next however long, practically doubling the current population. The council seemingly can’t cope with the workload now – what are they going to do when twice as many people live here?
    In hindsight we should have done a special order at Bunnings, bought the wretched wheel ourselves, and presented the receipt at the council office.

  170. mh

    American evangelicals realise that Democrats are evil:

  171. BorisG

    So the Democrats will be campaigning on open borders in 2020.

    Yes looks like it. Maybe some more sane emerge in the meantime.

  172. Tom

    Wow, the Left are really spinning off into insanity

    Luckily — because they accurately assess democracy as the biggest existential to the totalitarian state of their dreams — leftoids are really shit at politics.

    What’s going on now is like the moments before Road Runner cuts the rope on the 10-ton anvil dangling above the Coyote’s head.

    Clueless.

  173. C.L.

    As deplorable as I find the Red Hen thing – ejecting Sanders and her family because of political differences – I am as uneasy with the campaign to ruin her as I would be if it were the political poles were reversed.

    I’m not. I hope she’s bankrupt and on food stamps by the end of the month.

  174. Senile Old Guy

    From the smoking study:

    “Creating smoke-free zones is only one part of a comprehensive response to reduce smoke-related harm at a population level,” she said. “In 2018-19 the NSW Government will invest $14 million for tobacco control.”

    But…

    Between 1975 and 1997 revenue from state and territorial tobacco taxes increased (without adjustment for inflation) more than one thousand-fold from just under $2.5 million in 1975 to just over $2.85 billion in 1996–97.

    I could not quickly find more recent figures but they would probably be even higher.

    Note: I am not a smoker.

  175. Zatara

    Long time Democrat Congressman Joe Crowley just took a double digit loss in his primary against a no-name 28 year old former Bernie Sanders organizer.

    He was thought to be the leading candidate to be the next Speaker of the House if the Dems win.

    Keep it up Dems. The voters are listening and they aren’t impressed.

  176. Eyrie

    Nukes are a good idea. Carbon capture is stupid. “Fighting Climate Change” is totally FUBAR.

  177. But the malign delight of people prosecuting a campaign to ruin this woman and her restaurant is something I like neither when lefties ‘out’ Trumpers and vice versa. For precisely the same reasons.

    No, no, no, no, no, no and no.

    Let’s spell it out for you;

    MAKE.THE.ENEMY.LIVE.UP.TO.ITS.OWN.BOOK.OF.RULES.
    You might also like “Live by the sword, die by the sword” or my personal fave “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes”.

    The beautiful thing is this is a leftie rule – Alinsky Rule 4. Applying leftie rules to lefties is the only way they will learn. Lefties hate free speech so they should not be allowed free speech. Lefties hate fossil fuels, ban them from all uses, products and by-products of fossil fuels. Lefties love illegal immigrants, so for every one that arrives deport a leftie to a shithole.

    I don’t think people really like doing this, I don’t think Bomber Harris “liked” torching Dresden either. There is a difference between doing something for fun and doing something because it is necessary.

    This is why women aren’t in charge of fighting, or very much else.

  178. Myrddin Seren

    That is what Kurt Schlichter says. He also wrote a couple of novels, “Indian Country” and “The People’s Republic”. In them the US splits into red and blue states.

    While I can’t find the most recent Pew research showing a widening gap between the Dems and GoPers in the US – with the Dem base making a much deeper swing Left than the GoP has swung right, here is a sample from 2016:

    U.S. Partisanship Is Highest in Decades, Pew Study Finds

    I don’t think Schlichter’s premise is that far fetched, based on recent events.

    The DPR of California may well lead the way out – especially once the Mexican Hugo Chevez is elected and he follows through on his pledge to facilitate an army of ‘migrants’ in to the US. California has to be ground zero for Reconquista and Secession.

  179. Tom

    Barak Obama … Ernie Dingo
    Michelle Obama … Deborah Mailman
    Donald Trump … Bert Newton
    Melania Trump … Pattie Newton
    Donald Trump Jnr … Matthew Newton
    Ivanka Trump … Nikki Webster (the Siddy Olympics kid)
    James Clapper … Frank Thring
    James Comey … Michael Pate (he got every American role on Ozzie TV in the 1960’s)
    Hillary Clinton … Magda Szubanski
    Bill Clinton … Craig McLachlan
    Huma Abedin … Sheila Florence (aka Lizzie Birdsworth from Prisoner)

    Laughed like a drain, Leigh Lowe. Thank you.

  180. Rae

    The Red Hen issue was Sanders support for anti-gay policies.

    Interesting that those now picketing the restaurant are not locals. Instead they have been bussed in from distant towns, replete with flags and placards. That’s political.

  181. Snoopy

    I’m not. I hope she’s bankrupt and on food stamps by the end of the month.

    #MeToo

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    STATE POLITICS
    NSW Speaker outrages Labor MPs with claims of drunks in the house

    The Australian
    12:00AM June 27, 2018

    Andrew Clennell
    NSW POLITICAL EDITOR
    Sydney
    @aclennell

    The Speaker of the NSW parliament, Shelley Hancock, has ignited a row with Labor members, claiming some of them are turning up drunk to parliament, including during question time.

    “I am really concerned about the effect of alcohol on many members,” Ms Hancock told the ABC yesterday.

    “I suspect, and many people have said to me, that they’re smelling alcohol on members when they come in to question time.

    “There is just absolutely no respect for the Speaker.”

    From the Oz.

  183. cohenite

    But we have to accept that there is no other way of reviving the Old Rules, short of rubbing the Left’s nose in their own shit. Unilateral conservative “civility” has been a total failure in the face of a Left that is totalitarian and vicious. Only when the Left feel the personal and professional consequences of their own actions, is there likely to be change.

    This is what Milo said. The left are at heart really bad people who have successfully wrapped their hideous natures in moral issues and false virtue like alarmism, Palestine, aboriginals, illegal immigrants etc none of which they care about but which allows them to do and say dreadful things. Like the man said they just want power.

    So, you know what to do.

  184. calli

    What’s going on now is like the moments before Road Runner Coyote cuts the rope on the 10-ton anvil dangling above the Coyote’s head as Road Runner beep beeps and pushes off.

    😄

  185. Baldrick

    TheirABC are in stitches over a new weapon against Trump, the Trump Baby which is described as, “Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands.”

    Expect the same sort of inanity when Trump comes to Australia in November.

  186. calli

    That balloon looks quite cute. Almost anime.

    Fail.

  187. C.L.

    The Speaker of the NSW parliament, Shelley Hancock, has ignited a row with Labor members, claiming some of them are turning up drunk to parliament, including during question time.

    These are the people who mandated warrantless, no-just-cause detention of motorists by police.
    At work – drunk.

  188. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Trump should cancel his visit to Britain and just lightly bomb London for a week or two.

    It’s time these faggot nations learnt they are weak as babies.

  189. JC

    So, you know what to do.

    Is this a trick question, Albert?
    You told us what to do, Cohenite. You told us to vote for Pauline , the statist taxeating big brained mammal.

    She’s the illiterate currently stalling Corp tax cuts.

  190. calli

    At work – drunk.

    What happened to the “Responsible Service of Alcohol” Cert 1 course that these twerps make every club do (including Rotary)? They should have a one glass limit, and 250ml at that.

    We are paying for it.

  191. mizaris

    I can pretty much predict the plot of the next one ….

    “Noble indigenous savage (who was ripped from his mother arms at birth) teams up with dignified and quietly spoken moozley refugee to fight corrupt white coal mine owner who is secretly in cahoots with the p3-do bishop to steal native land for mining”.

    They called it “Goldstone”

  192. Confused Old Misfit

    Baldrick
    #2748126, posted on June 27, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    TheirABC are in stitches over a new weapon against Trump, the Trump Baby

    Just the kind of thing that Trump can and will use and turn against the perpetrators. And as any one with eyes not wired shut will have observed, he is a master of the art.

  193. Top Ender

    Just being advertised by Netflix:

    Secret City
    Netflix
    2016 M 6 episodes
    A student’s protest leads to a government scandal that has personal and professional repercussions for one of Australia’s toughest journalists.

    Journalists are “tough?”

    Not these days, snowflakes.

  194. mizaris

    “Kill me Three Times” is so bad it’s good.

  195. Old School Conservative

    10 ton anvil was, of course, supplied by the Acme Corporation.
    (they paid a lot for the product placement).

  196. They should have a one glass limit, and 250ml at that.

    Stuff that. They are getting paid for being in parliament, paid to make important decisions involving millions, often billions of dollars, and being PAID to do it. And well paid at that. There should be a ZERO alcohol at work policy, just like the mining industry.

  197. Fisky

    Oh wow. Low-IQ thug Maxine Waters assaults an internet journalist –

    Laura Loomer

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    BREAKING: Today I filed a police report w/ @CapitolPolice against @RepMaxineWaters.

    Yesterday when I confronted her on Capitol Hill, she ASSAULTED me. She hit my hand, then she swatted me in the face twice w/ her papers. I’m pressing charges against her.

  198. calli

    Chateau cardboard, MV.

    I’m kind like that.

  199. calli

    Decanted into Parliament House crystal.

    Standards must be maintained.

  200. stackja

    Myrddin Seren
    #2748116, posted on June 27, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Dems didn’t like Abe, so fired shots.

  201. Diogenes

    re the left unhinged video … using Alinsky…

    The piece with Johnny Depp should get wide circulation with a statement along the lines of
    “johnny Depp approves of James Wilkes Booth shooting the great emancipator. Therefore JD supports black slavery.”

  202. Chateau cardboard, MV.

    No Calli, not even Chateau cardboard, not until they’ve finished for the day.

  203. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Number 4 Democrat, Jim Crowley, just got primaried by an out and proud Marxist in his District and lost.

  204. Mother Lode

    MAKE.THE.ENEMY.LIVE.UP.TO.ITS.OWN.BOOK.OF.RULES.

    The Alinsky provenance of that should make you immediately suspect.

    I have no problem with protesters out the front with flags and fliers, the petitions, the blog posts, all this stuff.

    I don’t care if the Red Hen goes bust because people decide the manager is a cow and they don’t want to give them their business.

    I would rather make them live by ‘our’ book of rules, because I think they are actually better.

    Look at what the progs have been allowed to get away with to achieve their predominance in public life. The left isn’t strong because they had a case? It is because their lies were allowed to take root, funding diverted to clearly political activities, their criminal acts allowed to go unpunished.

    I kind of got ahead of myself in my original post. I don’t think anyone has done anything actually wrong yet. There has been no doxxing or publicising of personal information, no intimidation, no vexatious lawsuits designed to empty bank accounts, no approaches to her children or anything of that sort. The protesters in front of the restaurant were not there to harass or stop people going in nor to make such a nuisance of themselves it that people could not enjoy themselves in the restaurant if they wanted to.

    But reading the savage delight in the (vile) woman’s (self-inflicted) discomfiture, I just get a niggling feeling people are close to crossing a line we should demur at crossing.

  205. Rae

    Shelley Hancock is and always has been a very partisan Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly. Very much like Anna Burke was in the House of Representatives. Quite mouthy and prone to ejecting Opposition MPs for trivial infractions. But, it’s the Bearpit, where the blowtorch is often applied to the belly of the participants.

    Last weeks kerfuffle was in Question Time, after lunch, on the last sitting day before the winter recess. And, with some Federal by-elections coming up soon, last chance for both sides to point-score. No drunks, the Sergeant-at-Arms would not allow it, but most would have had a glass of wine with lunch. Even Shelley.

    Lighten up Cats. It’s all just normal posturing. A storm in a wine glass.

  206. Oh come on

    Journalists are a bunch of wankers. Particularly the blokes. Just about every one of them has a ‘trademark’ fedora.

  207. Myrddin Seren

    “I am really concerned about the effect of alcohol on many members,” Ms Hancock told the ABC yesterday.

    “I suspect, and many people have said to me, that they’re smelling alcohol on members when they come in to question time.

    “There is just absolutely no respect for the Speaker.”

    I am missing the bit where she singles out Labor ?

    Hit a raw nerve did she !

  208. Gab

    Contemporary Western women are becoming like the five year-old girls I remember in primary school.When I cry, the boys should be nice and let me win.

    The same contemporary females who are pushing for gender equality in the SAS.

  209. BorisG

    Harley Davidsons sound like agricultural equipment and appeal to people of minimal discernment.

    Why would POTUS even talk about them? Doesn’t he have more important things to worry about?

  210. Leigh Lowe

    Zatara

    #2748147, posted on June 27, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    The Left, Unhinged.

    What was so funny about that was Matt Lauer and Obama having a good cackle about Trump delivering a state of the union address … Nevah!!!
    This was the same Matt Lauer who put an automatic lock on his office door at NBC which he could activate from his desk so he could entrap women.
    Oh, and no-one else at NBC knew about this unusual piece of construction work apparently.

  211. Roger

    Number 4 Democrat, Jim Crowley, just got primaried by an out and proud Marxist in his District and lost.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of Hispanic descent, like much of the District, and a former Bernie Sanders organiser.

  212. Confused Old Misfit

    ‘our’ book of rules

    Got us to the point where the US needed a Trump.
    Got us to the point where we have Turnbull.
    Got us to the point where green communists control policy.
    It’s well past time that certain ideas were tossed out as just wrong and their supporters told to simply “F’ OFF”

  213. Bruce in WA

    Coastal WA Cats and kittens will know what this is about!

    Il pleure dans mon coeur
    Comme il pleut sur la ville.
    Quelle est cette langueur
    Qui pénêtre mon coeur?

    (Merçi, Madame Staples, my French teacher, 196–)

  214. Rae

    I am missing the bit where she singles out Labor

    Ms Hancock, the Liberal member for South Coast, has accused Labor members of being drunk in the chamber last week.

    During a boisterous and unruly question time on Thursday, Ms Hancock called opposition MPs “blockheads,” another “an idiot” and told some to “go back to the bar,”

  215. calli

    Yesterday when I confronted her on Capitol Hill, she ASSAULTED me. She hit my hand, then she swatted me in the face twice w/ her papers. I’m pressing charges against her.

    #losing

  216. JC

    I disagree with quite a bit of what Penn has to say and his glaring omission as to who is doing all the punching and bannings. I also disagree with the solutions. However it’s refreshing to see a leftie worried about where this is heading.

    http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/394102-why-the-red-hen-incident-so-troubles-us

  217. Mother Lode

    It has taken SIX WEEKS for the council to replace the wheel.

    Six weeks? They must have been in the area already. Perhaps peering in through people’s front windows to see if their sofas satisfy council requirements.

  218. Rae

    Parliament House crystal

    No.

  219. jupes

    As bad as soccer is we must all hope and pray that either England or Croatia win.

    I always back the Poms in the world cup.

    It is un-Australian to back the Socceroos.

  220. Spacechook Alert!!

    The first episode of the new series of “Salvation” has just been posted.

  221. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Why would POTUS even talk about them? Doesn’t he have more important things to worry about?

    Last week Malcolm Turnbull talked to the head of Optus about buffering problems on their soccer feed.

  222. egg_

    Harley Davidsons sound like agricultural equipment

    That’s probably an insult to modern agricultural equipment; JD may export quite a bit of gear to the EU and China.

  223. Bruce in WA

    OK, Cats and Kittehs … check out your mental prowess on this one:

  224. Slayer of Memes

    Just being advertised by Netflix:
    Secret City
    Netflix
    2016 M 6 episodes

    A student’s protest leads to a government scandal that has personal and professional repercussions for one of Australia’s toughest journalists.

    Journalists are “tough?”

    Not these days, snowflakes.

    Isn’t that the TV ‘drama’ that was co-written by Chris Uhlmann while he worked at #TheirABC?

    The term ‘Mary Sue’ comes to mind from the description above…

  225. Bruce in WA

    Harley-Davidsons — a testament to man’s ability to convert raw fuel into noise without the unwanted side-effect of forward motion.

  226. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    John McAfee

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    Whale fucking. No joke. Each year, on Feb 1st, in the Molokai Channel, a few men compete in the world’s only whale fucking contest. Humpback whales are easy to fuck- for a second or less. World record: 31 seconds. I competed once. Almost got my ribs crushed. Stick with Ostriches.

    5:33 PM – 23 Jun 2018

    Sarah Hanson-Young call your office.

  227. Leigh Lowe

    It has taken SIX WEEKS for the council to replace the wheel.

    Well, stop calling it a Wheely Bin then.

  228. Chris

    Harley-Davidsons — a testament to man’s ability to convert raw fuel into noise without the unwanted side-effect of forward motion.

    Amazing – supsension of progress achieved by private enterprise, without a Government committee and minimal subsidy!

  229. Percy Popinjay

    Chateau cardboard

    I wasn’t aware the useless dirtbags imbibed anything else (other than snifters of their own urine, of course).

  230. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce at 1:15 …
    Je suppose qu’il est d’uriner comme des chats et des chiens?

  231. Percy Popinjay

    A guy wins lotto and makes the following observation to a mate:

    LW “This is great, I can now buy a yacht and a Harley.”

    M “Why would you buy a Harley?”

    LW “To use as the anchor for the yacht.”

    Thanks folks, I’m here all week, try the bottled cat’s piss.

  232. The Countess

    It has taken SIX WEEKS for the council to replace the wheel.

    Six weeks? They must have been in the area already. Perhaps peering in through people’s front windows to see if their sofas satisfy council requirements.

    Quite possibly. They employ people to go through our bins at 2am to check that we’re complying with their bin rules. Non-compliant bin owners get stickers warning them to use the correct bins or steps will be taken.

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