Open Forum: June 30, 2018

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  1. Infidel Tiger

    Can any of you Cats recommend me a cruise? Something scenic and memorable, no young party animals, pleasant mature company. Thanks in advance.

    Oxford Street. Ask for Sergio.

  2. mh

    Liberty Quote

    You don’t want people to take your guns? Get out of my behind! Get out of my vagina! Get out!
    – Whoopi Goldberg

  3. Infidel Tiger

    The only thing I don’t like about Trump apart from his awful daughter and son in law is his inability to type “too” rather than “to”.

  4. Confused Old Misfit

    The only thing I don’t like about Trump apart from his awful daughter

    You’re just miffed that Chelsea isn’t the First Daughter!

  5. Steve trickler

    Helmets and life jackets are optional.



    It’s a good laugh.

  6. Leo G

    Paul Sperry of RealClearInvestigations writes that there’ one unverified file the FBI and DoJ won’t leak:

    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.
    Lynch and Clinton officials as well as the DNC chairman at the time, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have denied the allegations and characterized them as Russian disinformation.
    True or false, the material is consequential because it appears to have influenced former FBI Director James B. Comey’s decision to break with bureau protocols because he didn’t trust Lynch. In his recent book, Comey said he took the reins in the Clinton email probe, announcing Clinton should not be indicted, because of a “development still unknown to the American public” that “cast serious doubt” on Lynch’s credibility – clearly the intercepted material.

  7. H B Bear

    Virgin airlines says it will no longer help to deport immigrants

    Easily fixed. Just pull all government travel from Virgin. You know The Donald would do it.

  8. mh

    More bad news for the Dums:

    “Girl From The Bronx” Ocasio-Cortez Called Out In Fact Check; Actually Grew Up In Wealthy Enclave

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-29/girl-bronx-ocasio-cortez-called-out-fact-check-actually-grew-wealthy-enclave

  9. Oh come on

    I think the primary factor in Trump’s victory was that Hillary was an absolutely awful candidate. Trump brought out the absolute worst in her; that is certainly true. No other GOP candidate could have done this, I don’t think. But I don’t think there was some grand Trumpian strategy in play, either. Trump deserves credit for cottoning on to a few simple political realities that were disproportionately important to voters in the rust belt states that Hillary took for granted in her pathway to 270 electoral college votes. In hindsight, this looks incomprehensible, but back then she was following conventional political wisdom.

    Yeah, I wrote that. Stand by every word. Your point being?

  10. BorisG

    JC, why do you side with cranks? Mulller was a highly respected guy (acknowledged by people like newt Gingrich etc.) until he was appointed to investigate the dear leader, when he suddenly became the enemy of the people. And we know that Russia interfered with the election (congress even imposed sanctions for this) and we also know that there was some collusion, e.g. trump tower meeting between Trump junior and a Putin rep. This may have been exploratory and probably not criminal but at least attempted collusion.

  11. Oh come on

    You completely dismiss what he achieved in the rust belt as a bit of luck

    No you are lying. What I said was:

    Trump deserves credit for cottoning on to a few simple political realities that were disproportionately important to voters in the rust belt states that Hillary took for granted in her pathway to 270 electoral college votes.

  12. littledozer

    No, you down played it by dismissing it as a few simple political realities

  13. littledozer

    Anyways you did claim he had little strategy in the campaign and was lucky he ran into Hillary and as your post earlier points out he did adapt as he progressed.

  14. Oh come on

    So let’s get this straight. You first claimed:

    You completely dismiss what he achieved in the rust belt as a bit of luck

    So now you’ve pivoted to:

    you down played it by dismissing it as a few simple political realities

    Anyways you did claim he had little strategy in the campaign

    No, I didn’t.

    and was lucky he ran into Hillary

    No, I didn’t. Please deal with what I wrote rather than what you wish I’d written.

  15. Snoopy

    JC, why do you side with cranks? Mulller was a highly respected guy

    Misplaced respect?

  16. BorisG

    OCO I agree with everything you said in a sense that had Trump run into a more popular opponent, (e..g Obama) he would probably have lost. I don’t know if any other GOP candidate could have beaten Hilary but some probably would.

    Having said that, Trump has evergised lots of voters with his firebrand approach, outsider image antiestablishment message, his anti PC and populist policies.

    Let’s not forget also that after 8 years of Democrat POTUS it was GOP election to lose.

  17. Oh come on

    Let’s not forget also that after 8 years of Democrat POTUS it was GOP election to lose.

    It doesn’t work like that.

  18. Makka

    Having said that, Trump has evergised lots of voters with his firebrand approach, outsider image antiestablishment message, his anti PC and populist policies.

    Lol. The roaring economy, low UE rates, high black employment, imposing border controls and immigration laws, tax cuts, investment in new factories, winning important SC cases, vast improvements in trade and foreign relations – those things have nothing at all to do with energised voters I suppose.

    Boris, you pompously imply the electorate has been hoodwinked when in fact they are responding to on the grounds real facts that affect them in a very positive way, courtesy of Trump. That is why voters are energised. All you are doing is again displaying your NeverTrump bias with this trolling. It’s so obvious.

  19. Percy Popinjay

    Le frogs are about to be Belgranoed

  20. Percy Popinjay

    Messi’s greatest challenge – until next match

  21. Gab

    Donald J. Trump

    Verified account

    @realDonaldTrump
    3h3 hours ago
    More
    The Democrats are making a strong push to abolish ICE, one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen. I have watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13 & clean out the toughest of situations. They are great!

    LOL Only the Trump can get the Demrats to come out and defend the MS-13 violent gangs.

  22. None

    Struth for the last time.
    I couldn’t give a shit.
    It is you lot in a moral panic about some dude with probably a IQ of 90 expected to come up on air with an instant response to the most bizarre conversation ever broadcast.
    Unsurprisingly, he stuffed up.

    Correct. Bolt has a link to the entire “conversation,” if you can stomach it. The guy who was out of line was the one discussing his wife’s gynaecological exam. If you’re going to sack Hall you have to sack the lot of them with Mr Gynaecology first.

  23. None

    LOL Only the Trump can get the Demrats to come out and defend the MS-13 violent gangs.

    Ha! Trump is the master tweeter. Epic troll. Ruling the world. Living in lefties’ heads. One tweet at a time.

  24. littledozer

    OCO I agree with everything you said in a sense that had Trump run into a more popular opponent, (e..g Obama) he would probably have lost. I don’t know if any other GOP candidate could have beaten Hilary but some probably would.

    This implication is what I was suggesting is wrong in the original OCO post. By his own admission OCO knows Trump is capable of employing an effective strategy.

    The proof will be in the pudding at the mid terms, but you guys are implying that he won the primary, beat Hillary ( who never let an opportunity go to say first female Prez), the MSN, some GOP never Trumpers, no ground game, 1/3 the budget and no political experience or team behind him at the start with no strategy. Now the blue wave is fading must be the luckiest guy alive.

  25. None

    Enjoyed that bit of Clint, Steve. Thanks.

  26. Mindfree

    More
    ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GztV3yWNJJw

  27. Baldrick

    Can any of you Cats recommend me a cruise? Something scenic and memorable, no young party animals, pleasant mature company. Thanks in advance.

    Just book yourself into the Bankstown Sports Club for 7 days. It’s open 24/7.

    Some of the main features of Bankstown Sports Club include a movie theatre, live shows, weekly entertainment, a wide variety of restaurants and bars and accommodation.

    Same as a cruise, without the sea sickness. Oh and parking is free.

  28. JC

    Boris

    Here are my problems with Mueller.

    1. He took the job of investigating Trump even though he was conflicted in having a close friendship with Comey. That’s just wrong.

    2. He then appointed 13 D’ratters to investigate Trump. Most of these appointments were in someway tied to Crooked, or aligned with D’rats. He’s had to fire some of the people on his team because of their biases.

    Mueller is up to his neck in the deep state and by deep state I mean someone considered an insider connected to the US intel, federal policing and judicial apparatus who think they run the US.

    Lastly, I don’t like the look of his face. He appears dishonest and untrustworthy. 🙂 As soon as I saw him, I just didn’t like him.

  29. Mindfree

    Good for a Saturday night

  30. Snoopy

    Here are my problems with Mueller.

    Don’t forget Jeffrey Epstein.

  31. JC

    And we know that Russia interfered with the election (congress even imposed sanctions for this)

    Boris, I have no doubt Russia interfered in the US election in some underhanded way. However it’s not a given to me that Trump colluded with Russia. Clinton colluded with Russian elements more than Trump or his team for what we know. Also, the impact of this interference seems to have been close to zero.

    Other countries also interfered in the US election. It’s more than clear to me that UK intel operations tried to influence the election by attempting to destroy Trump and support Crooked. In fact Crooked’s team openly colluded with British intel operatives. You think MI5 and MI6 weren’t aware of the dossier?
    Then there’s Mexico. Mexico blatantly interfered in the US election by trying to influence its former nationals to vote for Hillary against Trump. La Raza, for instance, an openly Hispanic propaganda and anti-gringo group based on the West Coast is partly funded and supported by the Mexican government. Mexican television beamed into the US was aggressively propagandizing against Trump.

    and we also know that there was some collusion, e.g. trump tower meeting between Trump junior and a Putin rep. This may have been exploratory and probably not criminal but at least attempted collusion.

    Trump jnr got a call from a Russian to say they had dirt on Clinton. Clinton paid for a dishonest dossier to screw over Trump and then used it to run US intel against Trump and his campaign. Who’s worse?

  32. Percy Popinjay

    Goooooooaaaaaaaallllllllll!!!!!!!

  33. Oh come on

    This implication is what I was suggesting is wrong in the original OCO post. By his own admission OCO knows Trump is capable of employing an effective strategy.

    You have not been able to demonstrate anything I said was wrong and instead attacked a bunch of strawmen. You lied about what I said. It’s very easy to demonstrate this – just read what I wrote and compare witb what you say I wrote.

  34. JC

    Don’t forget Jeffrey Epstein.

    Mueller and Epstein? Explain.

  35. OneWorldGovernment

    This would be some serious lefty trolling.

    June 30, 2018
    Ted Cruz for the Supreme Court
    By Daniel John Sobieski

    There are those who suggest Cruz would turn down a SCOTUS offer, and that in any event he might have a tough time getting confirmed by fellow senators whose toes he has stepped on. But if he is as unpopular as they say, they just might want to elevate him out of the Senate. Cruz, the argument goes, may not want to be just 1 of 9, but right now he is just 1 of 100. Would he pass up a chance to safeguard the Constitution or a generation or more in favor of having his bills die in committee? I think not. Would the United States and the Constitution be better off with a Justice Cruz? I think so.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/06/ted_cruz_for_the_supreme_court.html

  36. JC

    Seth Mandel
    ‏Verified account @SethAMandel

    Seth Mandel Retweeted Jake Tapper

    Bernie Sanders is too conservative for the 2020 Dem primary field.

  37. BorisG

    JC

    However it’s not a given to me that Trump colluded with Russia.

    Not clear to me either. But it is quite plausible. That is far cry from saying it is baseless.

  38. Snoopy

    Mueller and Epstein? Explain.

    You posted the link a while back! The spaminator won’t allow it now apparently. Google Trupundit Mueller Epstein.

  39. littledozer

    Just so I’m clear you position is that Trump had no grand plan to either become president or beat hilderbeast?

    If that’s the case i simply disagree and refer to your earlier post tonight that he has a strategic capability.

  40. JC

    Not clear to me either. But it is quite plausible. That is far cry from saying it is baseless.

    It’s not baseless, but now extremely low probability for this reason. Mueller’s team have been leaking like a sieve from the first week of operation. Every single indictment they’ve made have had nothing to do with Russian collusion. After two years into the investigation, if there was anything about Russia, we would have heard about it by now as Mueller or one of his cronies would have leaked. But there’s nothing. Also the hostile press would have come out with something. So far nothing.

    Look, could there have been someone on the Trump team colluding with the Russians? Maybe, but so far there’s been no leaked evidence. Trump’s campaign was very chaotic and possibly the most ill disciplined we’ve ever seen. There were people working for him that he simply didn’t know anything about. Manafort got a job with the campaign because he was prepared to work for nothing and also because he had an apartment in Trump Tower. That’s how much Trump knew about Manafort. It was the most uniquely unique campaign in modern American politics.

  41. BorisG

    Trump jnr got a call from a Russian to say they had dirt on Clinton. Clinton paid for a dishonest dossier to screw over Trump and then used it to run US intel against Trump and his campaign. Who’s worse?

    That is not the question. Both probably deserve to be investigated. However Trump is the president so the stakes are much higher.

    What I will not like to see is tangential charges such as obstruction of justice over something that is not criminal (similar to what they did to clinton). However if they uncover significant unrelated crimes, such as with gates and manaford, that is good.

  42. BorisG

    Btw I agree there is no smoking gun so far. However I don’t understand trump’s hysteria about it.

  43. Oh come on

    The collusion angle is going nowhere. The strongest piece of evidence of ‘collusion’ is the Trump Jr meeting with that Russian lawyer, who promised she had dirt on Clinton. She didn’t. The meeting ended relatively quickly.

    During an election campaign, if someone relatively credible tells you they have dirt on your opponent, you take the meeting. It’s not at all surprising Trump’s people met with her. Hillary’s people would have done exactly the same thing if someone who sounded legitimate offered dirt on Trump. This is just the way campaigns operate. What happened at the Trump Tower meeting was not even remotely scandalous, let alone illegal.

  44. Percy Popinjay

    The Belgranoes!

  45. JC

    Shit, I forgot about that. Thanks snoop.

    It’s mind boggling what mueller knows about bubba, seeing he went to love island about 20 times. But the FBI hasn’t leaked about it or anything else that occurred down there.

    This is why I said earlier that the Chris Wray appointment was terrible.

  46. Percy Popinjay

    Le Frogs strike back!

  47. JC

    Boris, What OCO said about the Trump Tower/Trump jnr meeting.

    As for a charge of obstruction for firing Comey, the odds of that happening after the Inspector General’s report and what he said, pertaining to Comey, are now about -3 out of 10 with 0 being no chance.

  48. Percy Popinjay

    Frogs again – Belgranoes going down!

  49. Infidel Tiger

    If all association futbol matches were like this, the sport could really catch on.

  50. Percy Popinjay

    It’s over – Le Blue have sunk the Belgranoes

  51. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2751236, posted on July 1, 2018 at 1:26 am

    If all association futbol matches were like this, the sport could really catch on.

    Wash your mouth, FFS. It’s a socialist game.

  52. BorisG

    During an election campaign, if someone relatively credible tells you they have dirt on your opponent, you take the meeting. It’s not at all surprising Trump’s people met with her.

    Depends who. If it was Russian agent, and trump knew about it, that actually loooks very bad. Might not be criminal though. But not that far from it.

  53. Percy Popinjay

    You love it, JC – especially the after match riots

  54. BorisG

    Waching excellent game of football.

  55. JC

    Boris

    Trump jnr is totally free to meet with whomever he wanted. He had no official position in the campaign. Going to a meeting like the one arranged with the Russian lawyer is not illegal in any way.

  56. OneWorldGovernment

    Oh come on
    #2751230, posted on July 1, 2018 at 1:04 am

    The collusion angle is going nowhere. The strongest piece of evidence of ‘collusion’ is the Trump Jr meeting with that Russian lawyer, who promised she had dirt on Clinton. She didn’t. The meeting ended relatively quickly.

    And not forgetting that the “Russian lawyer” met with Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) both before and directly after the “collusive” meeting with Trump jr.

  57. OneWorldGovernment

    Boris G

    How much Russian money was paid into the Trump campaign?

    As opposed to the verified sums of Russian money paid to the Clinton “Foundation”!

  58. Percy Popinjay

    Fatty Trump has colluded with da Wussians to have the Belgranoes torpedoed.

  59. BorisG

    Trump jnr is totally free to meet with whomever he wanted. He had no official position i

    Did Trump snr know about it?

  60. JC

    Boris

    Here’s the real issue. Crooked stole government classified docs that looped around to the point where they ended up on the computer of a child sex offender. That’s Weiner. Comey said this didn;t amount to much.

    The DNC computer system was hacked, which all went to Wikileaks. So far there’s no evidence Russians did this and in fact the Albino has stated numerous times that it wasn’t Russia.

    A leaker working for the DNC and a Bernie bro was so upset with the way the DNC favored Crooked over crazy Bernie that he leaked. He ended up dead on a Washington street. Nothing done about it.

    The genesis of the Russian collusion story is the leaking of the DNC document/email dump to Wikileaks and so far there is no proof it was the Russians.

  61. Mark A

    BorisG
    #2751228, posted on July 1, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Trump jnr got a call from a Russian to say they had dirt on Clinton. Clinton paid for a dishonest dossier to screw over Trump and then used it to run US intel against Trump and his campaign. Who’s worse?

    That is not the question. Both probably deserve to be investigated. However Trump is the president so the stakes are much higher.

    Fair enough, Boris.
    Question is, would you, or anyone who is now shouting blue murder at Trump, call Hillary to answer had she become president?

  62. JC

    Did Trump snr know about it?

    I’m sure he did either before or even after… or both. He’s denied knowing anything about it. But so what? So what if he was told either before or after the meeting. There’s nothing illegal about a family member meeting someone who says they had the goods on Crooked. The meeting amounted to zilch anyway. There’s nothing illegal about Trump jnr telling his father about the meeting.

  63. Percy Popinjay

    Glub, glub, glub …

  64. BorisG

    Great match. But so far.

  65. BorisG

    Question is, would you, or anyone who is now shouting blue murder at Trump, call Hillary to answer had she become president?

    Probably. I dislike clinton even more than I dislike Trump. Certainly not a supporter of Clinton or Obama for that matter.

  66. BorisG

    Also the fact that clinton is not president does not mean she should not be investigated, she should.

  67. OneWorldGovernment

    I’ve seen this referenced a couple of times just lately.

    An amazing listing.

    List of Republicans who opposed the Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Republicans_who_opposed_the_Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign,_2016

  68. BorisG

    JC, Wikileaks was definitely working for the Russians. This now famous photo of Flynn with Putin in Moscow -they are looking at the screen where Julian Assange is talking.

  69. JC

    Boris

    How does that image prove Wikileaks worked with the Russians?
    Why would Russia trust Wikileaks when Assange has shown he despises authoritarian arseholes?
    It’s not credible.

  70. OneWorldGovernment

    And to think that Australia’s “Intelligence Community” were associated with this bloke!

    John Brennan, the Revolutionary Who Never Grew Up

    In his mind, nothing is treasonous, as long as you are leftist.

    When Brennan killed innocents, he cared; Trump doesn’t. According to the piece, Brennan dropped a drone on an American hostage. Oops. But Brennan isn’t going to beat himself up about it, since war “is awful for those who had to make the tough decisions and who have to live with the results.”

    The irony of Brennan’s career culminating in the very secret military strikes and political espionage he once condemned is lost on him. He is still searching for “Watergate heroes,” as he put it in a recent tweet. He has returned to the revolutionary ramparts of his youth, convinced more than ever that nothing is treasonous for a leftist.

    https://spectator.org/john-brennan-the-revolutionary-who-never-grew-up/

  71. BorisG

    JC, Putin dies not trust them, he uses them

  72. stackja

    Dems don’t believe DT is President. HRC is really President. TDS makes sense.

  73. Gary

    BorisG
    #2751256, posted on July 1, 2018 at 2:20 am
    JC, Wikileaks was definitely working for the Russians. This now famous photo of Flynn with Putin in Moscow -they are looking at the screen where Julian Assange is talking.

    Link please someone. I cant find the photo.

  74. Tom

    Dems don’t believe DT is President. HRC is really President. TDS makes sense.

    TDS isn’t just confined to the left and the political class: the US business press is refusing to acknowledge what Trump has been asserting for the past month: the US economy is now nearly twice the size of the Chinese economy.

    As recently as last October, the NeverTrumpers at Bloomberg News were asserting that the Chinese economy was already bigger than America’s — because GDP was the wrong measure to use and purchasing power was more accurate.

    Lies, lies and damned statistics. In May this year, Bloomberg had retreated and was claiming that the Chinese economy would surpass America’s in 2029 — but look at the sleight of hand. Bloomberg is assuming that, for the next decade, the US economy will be on the verge of recession as it was under Obambi: 2.0% growth compared with China’s 6.5%. Under Trump, the US economy is rattling along at 3-4% growth, trade wars not withstanding, and its biggest headache is a labour shortage.
    With the mid-terms only four months away, Trump is supercharging America’s hip pocket and the Dems have no answers, except higher taxes, open borders and a neverending stream of Get Trump lies and propaganda in the mainstream news media.

  75. Gary

    Thanks Mark A but Iv seen that before but nothing about “looking at the screen where Julian Assange is talking.

    Cheers

  76. Mark A

    Re China versus US growth rate.

    6.5%. growth of half the size (if that?) is less than 3-4% growth of unity.
    If that keeps up or reverses, then they never catch up.

  77. Mark A

    Gary
    #2751268, posted on July 1, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Thanks Mark A but Iv seen that before but nothing about “looking at the screen where Julian Assange is talking.

    Not sure where that comes from, hard to get J A in the same picture, since he is cooped up in the Ecuadorian embassy.

  78. Oh come on

    that actually loooks very bad. Might not be criminal though. But not that far from it.

    Sorry, Borry. No one gives a shit about whatever you think “looks very bad”.

    You say something in the Trump-Russia nontroversy might not be criminal, but not far from it – how so? Which law(s) are you claiming might not have been broken yet nearly were?

    Borry, be more specific because right now it sounds as though you know jack shit about what you’re on about.

    Something that “looks very bad” means squat. You know what else looked very bad? Benghazi. The ATF running guns to Mexican drug cartels. The IRS singling out conservative non-profits for harassment and, when called on it, all of the IRS personnel involved simultaneously had hard drive failures and lost all their data.

    These also all looked very bad indeed (each far worse than some ginned-up Trump-Russia collusion claim) and what was the consequence in each case?

  79. Gary

    Nether do I Mark A. Evan if Julian Assange was on some screen contexts matters.

  80. Views of today’s religious conservatives

    The headline of the so-called offending article: “The Spanish Inquisition Was a Moderate Court by the Standard of Its Time.” That is pretty much the conclusion of the last 100 years of scholarship on the subject. What is your point, Boris?

  81. BTW, stunning goals in, probably, what is to this point the match of the World Cup between France V Argentina.

  82. Gary

    What is your point, Boris?

    White anting.

  83. Mater

    It’s about time for Karel Dubsky, but far too little and much too late. Disgusting.
    Another victim (not to mention his family) of the ADF’s social engineering program and another rung on a General Morrison’s social ladder.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/1012611466577391616
    Or
    https://www.facebook.com/7newssydney/videos/2186130318077756/

  84. Mater

    The best comment on Facebook, regarding calls to have Morrison’s AOTY removed over his treatment of Karel Dubsky:

    No let him keep it. The modern day Australian of The Year award puts him in a certain category that says it all to us. It has become the easiest way to recognise the most evil and manipulative in our society.

  85. Snoopy

    7 News Sydney
    7 News Sydney
    @7NewsSydney
    There are calls for former army chief General David Morrison to be stripped of his Australian of the Year title after an official backdown on the scandal known as the Jedi Council. @RobertOvadia #7News

    Want to add your own voice to the calls?

    National Australia Day Council

    [email protected]

    02 6120 0600

    Old Parliament House

    King George Terrace

    Parkes ACT 2600

    I sent them an email on Friday.

  86. Snoopy

    Or email the NADC a note of ‘support’ a la [email protected] 7:35.

  87. That looks like one morrison going splat. One more to go and our work is done.

  88. johanna

    Trump’s campaign was very chaotic and possibly the most ill disciplined we’ve ever seen.

    Poor old JC is still bewildered about how someone who doesn’t conform to ‘da rools’ managed to win. He went on to blame Trump for something someone on his campaign did.

    What a specious point. Does he imagine that the Hildebeest knew and vetted every single person who worked on her campaign?

    As we have discovered recently, one of them was fond of kiddiepron.

    I don’t blame her for that, just as I don’t blame Trump for any malfeasance by randoms who worked on his campaign.

    Poor old JC. People last night did a good job on him about his Trumpophobia until the inevitable. But, they let him off lightly about his Brexitphobia. Ever the believer in the conventional wisdom, the great expert on the markets assured us that if the UK left the EU, catastrophe would ensue. There would be locust plagues, fire, famine and flood. (OK, I made the last bit up.) 🙂

    But, all the facts since his dire predictions have gone the other way. The reality is that the EU has much more to lose, which is why they are fighting Brexit tooth and nail. London as an independent financial centre will only benefit. The loss of UK subventions hits them where it really hurts – in the wallet.

    I’m beginning to see why he and Monty get along. When it comes to wrongology about politics, they are peas in a pod.

  89. Snoopy

    I’ll bet they are/were Democrats.

    For years, WME vp Skip Chasey has led an openly double life as a “master” in L.A.’s BDSM community. But a role-playing encounter involving plastic wrap went horrifically wrong, leading to the demise of a UCLA professor, whose partner speaks out for the first time.

  90. Entropy

    No let him keep it. The modern day Australian of The Year award puts him in a certain category that says it all to us. It has become the easiest way to recognise the most evil and manipulative in our society

    I reckon so.

  91. Gab

    Sorry if this has already been posted.

    Air Force Witness Of Extortion 17 Attack On SEALs Said We Were Lied To – Obama Has Hell To Pay

    Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who served as deputy undersecretary of defense for Intelligence and was a commander in the Army’s super-secret “Delta Force,” denounced politicized rules of engagement as a “deliberate plot” within the American armed forces that he says puts political correctness above the safety of the troops. He stated – “We’ve allowed politics to become more important than the lives and safety of those men and women.”

    The rules of engagement on the battlefield were tightened by Gen. Stanley McCrystal under former President Obama’s leadership in 2009. The official reason cited was an “overreliance on firepower and force protection” with the idea that this would reduce civilian casualties and win the cooperation of locals. Except according to Marquez it didn’t. The rules regarding when to engage the enemy were continuously changing depending on who was in charge and those rules prevented her crew from effectively doing what was necessary.

  92. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume right up.

    Land of Hope and Glory – Last Night of the Proms 2007

  93. johanna

    Check this out.

    “Except, of course, you use this question of an influx, or an invitation, or security, whereas really it comes to something much more simple with your government, doesn’t it?” she sneered.

    “When you look at Viktor Orbán’s words… he’s talked of Christian Hungary and a mixed population with no sense of identity, and he’s called the people coming in potential terrorists, so this isn’t actually about immigration, is it? It’s about xenophobia,” she asserted.

    “No, I have to reject that, and I take it as an insult,” Szijjártó answered firmly.

    “We Hungarians, we do have the right — and no-one can take that away from us — we have the right to make our own decision [about] whom we would like to allow to enter the territory of Hungary, and who we do not allow,” he said, fighting through the BBC presenter’s attempts to interrupt him with further questions.

    “I would like to answer your previous question, because that was concluded by a very serious insult against my country,” he continued.

    “I always have shown respect to everyone who asks me [questions], but I expect respect — not for myself, because who cares, but for my country and for the people I represent, and calling a country xenophobic, it’s an insult… no-one can take away the right for us to decide with whom we would like to live together.

    “And yes, it is our intention to keep Hungary a Hungarian country, and yes, we do not agree with those who say multiculturalism is by definition good,” he declared.

    Maitlis, angry, demanded to know if Szijjártó stood by Prime Minister Orbán’s warning that illegal migrants were “potential terrorists”.

    “If you allow hundreds of thousands of people to enter the territory of the European Union without control, without check, does it give the opportunity for the terrorist organisations to send their terrorists to Europe? Yes, it does,” he confirmed.

    And that’s just a small portion. He outclassed her over and over again, but like that harpy who tried to mock Jordan Petersen, she has zero self awareness.

    Well worth a look.

    What gets me is that this BBC luvvie, elected by nobody, has the nerve to try to browbeat an elected Minister of a government of another country, as though she is an equal. Apparently, BBC ‘journalists’ and their views are at least as important as the elected officials of other countries.

    In the older BBC (and in the older Australian ABC) this would never be allowed. Such unprofessional, childish and self-indulgent tantrums would result is a swift redeployment to Aberswyth or Darwin.

  94. Geriatric Mayfly

    Last Night of the Proms 2007. Funny that, not a headbag to be seen among the various crowd scenes. I was there for that jamboree in 1969 and it would appear that the fervour of native Britains has not diminished over time. Dismissed as populism these days I imagine.

  95. Flynn is going to flip any day now, right mUnty?

    And the theory that Mueller and Rosenstein are Trumpers, carefully selected for having leftist cred grows another leg.

  96. Geriatric Mayfly

    In the older BBC (and in the older Australian ABC) this would never be allowed. Such unprofessional, childish and self-indulgent tantrums would result is a swift redeployment to Aberswyth
    There was a girl from Aberystwyth
    Who brought grain to the mill to get grist with.
    The miller’s son Jack
    Laid her flat on her back
    And united the organs they pissed with.

  97. Shelley

    A musing on a Sunday morning as I flick on the teev. Show called Good Chef, Bad Chef in which the white male meat-eating (probably bacon loving) chef is brow beaten by a stick thin female nutritionist. Chef Adrian has outlasted at least three of the nutritionists during the show’s lifetime. There’s an analogy.

  98. Shelley

    Aberystwyth

    On a driving trip around the UK once we found ourselves in Aberystwyth and promptly turned the car around whence we came.

  99. John Constantine

    Australia, their capital city property Ponzi scheme has made us so wealthy that we can now afford to build capsule pod hotel accommodation.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-01/micro-hotel-coming-to-melbourne/9926132

  100. Leigh Lowe

    Snoopy

    #2751289, posted on July 1, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I’ll bet they are/were Democrats.

    And this is why plastic bags should be banned.

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Can any of you Cats recommend me a cruise? Something scenic and memorable, no young party animals, pleasant mature company. Thanks in advance.

    Cunard generally delivers good company; they go to interesting scenic places, Grill Class ups the ante a bit. Their Baltic itinerary is always good. The Paul Gauguin, an older but very well kept 5-star ship cruising the spectacular Tahitian Islands has gourmet French food and a good mix of Yanks and Frenchies, plus a big compliment of well-travelled mature age Aussies. Not too many kids on either.

    Soon we go on some ‘many-stops into the Arctic’ milk-run cruise from Bergen in Norway on a line I call Huggin-Muggin (something like that). It is a sort of ferry cum cruise ship, expensive for what it is but that’s what you get when the crew are all Norwegian on Norwegian wages. I’ll let y’all know what it was like when I’ve done it. It’s been recommended to us, for what that’s worth. I’m think I might tire of scenic ice cliffs but you never know.

  102. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #2751280, posted on July 1, 2018 at 7:28 am

    It’s about time for Karel Dubsky, but far too little and much too late. Disgusting.
    Another victim (not to mention his family) of the ADF’s social engineering program and another rung on a General Morrison’s social ladder.

    The flurry of leaks recently over the “SAS abuse scandal” is starting to look suspiciously like a diversionary action.

  103. Rae

    Trump’s campaign was very chaotic and possibly the most ill disciplined we’ve ever seen.

    Trump was still good friends with the Clintons early in his campaign and was seen as knocking off the Republican contenders to help Hillary. Partly, perhaps mainly, for that reason the GOP didn’t want him. It wasn’t until mid-2016, about the time that the dirt on Hillary was offered to his team, that Trump became a serious candidate. His “Crooked Hillary” mantra from then on resonated with people in enough of the smaller states to get him over the line in the Electoral College.

  104. struth

    Good moaning.

    A good cruise is one that lasts no more than an hour.

    Longer and you are wasting your life away, trapped on a boat.

  105. Tel

    There’s a money making opportunity for you Struth. Get a big double decker bus, and dress it up like a ship and sell land cruises, that don’t last too long so the old folks can be home again before bedtime.

  106. johanna

    GM – what a hoot! Thanks.

    Shelley – delighted to see you back here. How are you? What’s going on? Your insights on SA politics would be welcome.

  107. struth

    Trump was still good friends with the Clintons early in his campaign

    Trump “played” politicians for his business purposes up until the campaign.

    His preselection campaign saw him attacking Killary.

  108. struth

    There’s a money making opportunity for you Struth. Get a big double decker bus, and dress it up like a ship and sell land cruises, that don’t last too long so the old folks can be home again before bedtime.

    Yes but, the water is a lot smoother than our goat tracks we call roads, 80 % of the time.

    People will need to be acrobats just to sit on their top deck banana lounge and sip their Pina coladas through their galvanised iron Straws.

    (that would also be a start up business and I don’t think I’m going to live long enough to wait for business name registration and other red tape)

  109. johanna

    Shelley, re Good Chef Bad Chef, it started out that Richo upheld the virtues of fat, salt and flavour. However, it seems that he has been beaten down. I flicked on to one of his latest shows the other day and he mentioned how important it is to eat your greens – the complete opposite of the original idea, another one bites the dust.

  110. stackja

    Man who did not disclose child p0rn convictions entitled to payment, commission says
    MIRANDA DEVINE, The Sunday Telegraph
    July 1, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    THE Australian Human Rights Commission has ord­ered a financial services company to pay compensation to a registered sex offender it ­refused to employ after it discovered he had convictions for child p0rn0graphy.

    But Suncorp has refused to pay compensation to the man, named only as “BE”.

    The company was also ord­ered to re-educate staff and ­revise its employment policies.

    In a report to the Attorney-General in March, AHRC president Rosalind Croucher found that BE was “discriminated against by Suncorp on the basis of his criminal rec­ord” after he applied to be an insurance claims consultant.

    “Notwithstanding the very serious nature of Mr BE’s convictions,” Prof Croucher wrote, “I find that Suncorp’s decision to deny Mr BE the opportunity to access employment with Suncorp constituted an exclusion which impaired Mr BE’s equality of opportunity.

    “I accept that having a conditional offer of employment ­extended to him, and then ­rescinded on the basis of a criminal record that does not adequately relate to the ­inherent requirements of the role has caused … distress”.

    In a statement Suncorp said: “We maintain that Mr BE’s criminal record is of a ­serious nature and would impact on his ability to perform the … role. Suncorp has comprehensive recruitment procedures and provides ongoing training to employees, including in relation to anti-discrimination and equal opportunity.”

    This is the second report Prof Croucher has produced for the AHRC since being appointed to a seven-year term by former Attorney-General George Brandis last June.

  111. stackja

    Les Deplorables Retweeted a Tweet from The Spectator Index 2 minutes ago
    The Spectator Index
    @spectatorindex
    Most dangerous countries for women, 2018. 1. India 2. Afghanistan 3. Syria 4. Somalia 5. Saudi Arabia 6. Pakistan 7. DR Congo 8. Yemen 9. Nigeria 10. United States (Thomson Reuters)

  112. mh

    The Dums just keep giving:

    ELIZABETH WARREN JOINS PUSH TO ABOLISH ICE

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday joined calls from the left to get rid of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), saying it should be replaced with something new.

  113. Shelley

    Johanna, so typical. I haven’t seen it for a while but his Secret Meat Business was always a pleasant 30 minutes viewing.

  114. stackja

    mh
    #2751314, posted on July 1, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Reopen Ellis Island?

  115. Peter Campion

    Goosesteen wrongology special on TheirABC’s Leftsiders.

    If we did the opposite of what this numpty says we’d be much better off.

  116. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ps you won’t get anything more spectacular than sailing into 60 km’s of the Stockholm archipelago from the Baltic. Unless its the cliffs of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands; or going through the Straits of Magellan and Tiera de Fuego near Cape Horn; or Capetown’s Table Mountain; or sailing down Southampton’s Solent in celebratory fireworks procession at dusk with the three Cunard Queens; or New Zealand’s fjiordland (if weather permits which it only partially did for us on the monster ‘Ovation’). I bet Australia’s Kimberley region looks spectacular from the coastal oceans too, I’ve only seen it via land.

    I only know what I’ve done, as we’ve only just started taking cruises. We’ve met people on board who have done thirty cruises! They become addicts. So we are rank beginners really. They are good for relaxing and getting around at the same time, but two weeks afloat would be my limit I think. There is a certain sameness to it all which can be a bit tame for my tastes. Oh, just thought, river cruises – we’ve done the Danube from Vienna and the Nile. An easy way to see some parts of Europe. Calli also confirms what I felt doing Egypt, that the Nile is amazing, takes you back five thousand years. Hairy wishes sometime to do the Panama Canal. I will go with the flow there. 😀

  117. Spider

    Laugh.

    Wayne Swan on Insiders says the Conservatives have taken over the Liberal Party.

    Ha ha ha ha ha.

  118. Tom

    Former A Current Affair reporter on Channel Nein and Daily Telegraph columnist Caroline Marcus is the new Sunday morning newsreader at Their Sky. Feisty, non-leftoid thinking man’s crumpet. Worth following on Twitter.

  119. Peter Castieau

    Wayne Swan

    ” We have to stop excessive corporate executive pay rates, it’s damaging society ”

    Lol

  120. EvilElvis

    So which cruises are most suitable for a soon to be single, caveman/manchild mix who has the feeling his best years are ahead of him potentially being used and abused by a wealthy older benefactor who needs a toyboy, but without the young Backstreet Boy good looks?

    Asking for a friend…

    Prefer female.

  121. Peter Campion

    Goosesteen wrongology is boundless…

    No wonder we wound up in so much debt with fvck all to show for it.

  122. JC

    Poor old JC is still bewildered about how someone who doesn’t conform to ‘da rools’ managed to win. He went on to blame Trump for something someone on his campaign did.

    What a specious point. Does he imagine that the Hildebeest knew and vetted every single person who worked on her campaign?

    Lets remember, this applause in favor of non-conformity , is coming from a former taxeater. Non-conformity or chaos doesn’t always suggest will be or is negative.

    Poor old JC. People last night did a good job on him about his Trumpophobia until the inevitable. But, they let him off lightly about his Brexitphobia. Ever the believer in the conventional wisdom, the great expert on the markets assured us that if the UK left the EU, catastrophe would ensue. There would be locust plagues, fire, famine and flood. (OK, I made the last bit up.) 🙂

    The pound fell substantially immediately after the vote. In other words, markets voted on Brexit and they voted thumbs down. Hey, but the taxeater either ignores this fact or doesn’t even know.

    But, all the facts since his dire predictions have gone the other way. The reality is that the EU has much more to lose, which is why they are fighting Brexit tooth and nail. London as an independent financial centre will only benefit. The loss of UK subventions hits them where it really hurts – in the wallet.

    UK economic performance since the vote and market predictions still suggest Brexit is an economic negative. But the taxeater knows otherwise.

    I’m beginning to see why he and Monty get along. When it comes to wrongology about politics, they are peas in a pod.

    Lol.

  123. Shelley

    Thanks Johanna. Just been working alot. Hoping I can give up the routine soon but probably not for a while. The SA Liberals. Mmm. There is a paper here called In Daily, has a few good independent journos who tell it like it is. They are starting to write a few articles alluding to the inertia of this government and their pretty much finishing Labor projects/policies. They are certainly gutless – there is some good tinkering around the edges but with the plethora of scandals and issues that need addressing – energy, child protection, aged care (abuses in many aged care facilities), underdosing chemo patients, dodgy appointments to boards – they are MIA. The public servants at the top are still there and they are the ones pushing the agenda/policies in reality, so the slide is likely to continue. Steve Marshall had made all these 100 day pledges. Well 100 days has passed and all that we have seen is tinkering. At least they haven’t shut down completely the veteran hospital. They are letting a lot of opportunities pass them by. They haven’t appointed key positions or let poor performers (CEs) continue. Either because they are dozy or by design. Who can ever tell?

  124. Shelley

    Now watching Insiders after at least a twelve month hiatus. Crikey, if possible it has gotten worse. And where has Barry gone? Is Annabel now a permanent fixture on the hour of bias?

  125. Leigh Lowe

    THE Australian Human Rights Commission has ord­ered a financial services company to pay compensation to a registered sex offender it ­refused to employ after it discovered he had convictions for child p0rn0graphy.

    So, how does that fit within the AHRC’s remit?

  126. Les Deplorables Retweeted a Tweet from The Spectator Index 2 minutes ago
    The Spectator Index
    @spectatorindex
    Most dangerous countries for women, 2018. 1. India 2. Afghanistan 3. Syria 4. Somalia 5. Saudi Arabia 6. Pakistan 7. DR Congo 8. Yemen 9. Nigeria 10. United States (Thomson Reuters)

    Must be a cultural/religious thing.
    There is a pattern here in the first 9. I just cant quite put my finger on it.

  127. mh

    Poll: Most Americans Think U.S. Border Most Porous In the World

    President Donald Trump campaigned and likely won the presidency on his promise to build a wall between Mexico and the U.S, and a new Rasmussen poll shows that a majority of Americans think our border is more porous than in other countries.
    “Despite President Trump’s efforts to toughen border enforcement, voters still think it’s easier for illegal immigrants to get into the United States and stay here than in much of the rest of the world,” Rasmussen said about its findings.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/29/poll-most-americans-think-u-s-border-most-porous-in-the-world/

  128. JC

    <blockquote>This is the second report Prof Croucher has produced for the AHRC since being appointed to a seven-year term by former Attorney-General George Brandis last June.

    Incredible.

  129. Shelley

    Okay, enough of this sitting around on a chilly Sunday morning. I am looking after a beautiful border collie for a family member and she is getting impatient (nudged the laptop off my lap). So it’s time to rug up and get out there. All that is required for hours of happiness is a human she loves and a tennis ball.

  130. H B Bear

    Goosesteen wrongology special on TheirABC’s Leftsiders.

    Ol’ Leathery will have a little moist patch on the couch. Plenty of soft-ball questions for the dumbest senior politician in living memory. This circle jerk becomes more irrelevant every week.

    Almost worst watching for the LOLs though.

  131. mh

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    The Democrats are making a strong push to abolish ICE, one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen. I have watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13 & clean out the toughest of situations. They are great!

  132. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Actually, I realise now it was more than five years ago we took our first proper cruise, on the Baltic.
    I remember reading a theory somewhere about why the river of time seems to flow faster as you move on in life, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was or where I read it. Perhaps that’s something to do with it. The sheer horror: I’ve finally succumbed to reading glasses. They have a will of their own and end up in all sorts of strange places, oogling back at me accusingly, challenging me to recall doing such a thing.

    Here’s a money-making thought. Someone invent reading glasses with a remote control in the frame, so you can whistle ’em up at will. Make a fortune, I bet. Struth? You on for that?

    Thank the Lord for the internet, post-it notes and the written word.

  133. struth

    Hello international tourist, welcome to Australia.

    Now that you have been threatened before entry like no other country does with “Government regulation and laws” and have signed your life away, been body searched by our Muslim customs people and survived, let’s get to having some fun.

    Firstly, you may wish to go outside during your stay.
    Please be aware that government regulation requires you to wear these High viz vests with “TOURIST” written in our highly visible fluro lettering, at all times while in outside environments, as apart from being seen is being safe, we also suffer “weather events” like no other country in the world.
    It sometimes even rains.
    While inside we suggest you also leave it on, although until June 30th, this is not yet mandatory.
    If you are caught smoking tobacco you will be immediately arrested and deported.
    Smoking other substances is promoted and encouraged.
    If you are visiting Victoria on what us larrikin Aussies like to call a “yoof in asia” tour, we will require you to sign this organ donors card as there are many right wing extremists we are removing from society that require a new brain.
    Before hiring any of our modern fleet of electric hire cars, ( maximum one recharge per week)please be aware that a four wheel driving course before hiring is mandatory and only runs for three weeks.
    Accreditation is valid for a good 24 hours.
    Driving is permitted between the ours of 10am to 3 pm, but consultation with traditional owners and permits are required which can take up to six weeks to get to them and another 6 weeks…….well, they will let you know.
    All areas are traditionally controlled by traditional owners.
    Please don’t try to get around this as traditional owners are everywhere and look just like any body else in the street.
    We have banned meat but we have great substitutes and we are sure you’ll love our famous wattle seed mousse.
    etc
    Have fun.
    As you know, we are short of accommodation and space here in Australia, but your pod accommodation is nearly ready to be slept in.
    Sleeping hours are from…………………………

  134. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I really meant with a remote control receiver in the frame. Doing it the other way round would be just a touch Irish. Perhaps though I could then use them to whistle up Hairy. 🙂

  135. JC

    Someone mentioned earlier Bawie Cassidy wasn’t hosting Insiders this Sunday. He’s away, enjoying the northern hemisphere summer on the French Riviera

    Here he is resplendent in summer whites

    All c/o of the taxpayer.

  136. johanna

    stackja
    #2751313, posted on July 1, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Les Deplorables Retweeted a Tweet from The Spectator Index 2 minutes ago
    The Spectator Index
    @spectatorindex
    Most dangerous countries for women, 2018. 1. India 2. Afghanistan 3. Syria 4. Somalia 5. Saudi Arabia 6. Pakistan 7. DR Congo 8. Yemen 9. Nigeria 10. United States (Thomson Reuters)

    Saw that one, too.

    Seems that anyone can come up with a ‘list’ these days and into the MSM.

    Surely it’s a hoax,

  137. mh

    Chardonnay Socialist exhibit A – Barrie Cassidy

  138. Peter Castieau

    The Insiders couch all frantically agree that Senator David L. should apologise for telling Sarah Sea-Patrol to fcuk off.

    Fancy that!

  139. JC

    Anyone know who the dickhead with the goofy smile is on the far right in the pic? I’ve seen him before, but can’t recall. Is he another TheirABC taxeating swine?

  140. Nick

    Someone has a sense of humour. The inner marker before Canberra’s runway 17 is ‘Dubya’. 🙂

  141. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    All that is required for hours of happiness is a human she loves and a tennis ball.

    And one of those ball thrower things on a long stick. Dogs do slobber when ball thrilled.

  142. Nick

    SHY and fuck in the same sentence ? Shudder.

  143. Tel

    The pound fell substantially immediately after the vote. In other words, markets voted on Brexit and they voted thumbs down. Hey, but the taxeater either ignores this fact or doesn’t even know.

    Mark Carney hammered the UK interest rates, and he let everyone know he was doing it too. The markets didn’t vote on Brexit, they reacted in response to the central bank.

  144. Woolfe

    Just following Sally Mcm anus on twitter. Going to be a great gift, but not sure how long I will last!

  145. Spider

    Another laugh from Annabel on Insiders.

    Regarding the panel and their agreement on David L apologising to Sarah Hyphen.

    Finally we’ve reached consensus on something.

  146. struth

    Yes , too much slobber on a frizbee can be a disaster……………..

    The government are soon to regulate what can be thrown to dogs and when and where……………………….

  147. duncanm

    for those wondering if they can just use a US re-shipper to avoid the new GST rules in effect today, I just got this from one of them:

    Beginning July 1, 2018, <re-shipper> is required by the Australian government to collect a 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on all “low value goods” imported into Australia, with a value of 1,000 AUD or less. GST is calculated based on the value of any items you ship, plus our service charges. As a result, you will now see a charge for GST at mailout.

  148. Tel

    @realDonaldTrump
    The Democrats are making a strong push to abolish ICE, one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen. I have watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13 & clean out the toughest of situations. They are great!

    Well that’s just swung another 0.5% of the midterm votes over to Republicans. Do the Democrats really want to make this a referendum on open borders?

  149. Peter Campion

    SHY and fuck in the same sentence ? Shudder.

    Every sentence I write to newspapers with regard to the Greens requires the deletion of expletives prior to submission.

  150. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hairy says it wasn’t more than five years ago, it was 2014.
    That’s good. Time is not racing ahead quite as quickly as I thought.
    There’s no change, he says. Ya’ve always been like dat, dreamin’ away. No focus.

    Status: true

  151. struth

    I reckon you have probably seen most of them before JC.
    Have a look at the bird next to him and the goose on the far left (although they’d all be on the far left)

    ABC hacks married to ABC hacks, all in that photograph, maybe a few Greeks in the middle with bad taste in friends.

  152. johanna

    Thanks, Shelley. It sounds as though SA politicians are just like the rest – anything for an easy life. Path of least resistance, and all that.

    I also note that failed political pundster JC is now claiming that a temporary fall in the stock market years ago proves that he was right when he predicted an apocalypse after Brexit.

    You were wrong, because you fundamentally believe the MSM narrative, doofus. Re Trump, re Brexit.

    Time for you and Monty to have lunch again and reassure each other.

  153. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The government are soon to regulate what can be thrown to dogs and when and where……………………….

    I think they already do that, Struth. On leash, off leash areas, muzzles for some breeds, compulsory microchipping, registration fees, inoculation requirements, regulation pick up poo bags, absolutely no entry to National parks, and mostly-cereal canned dog foods.

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh, and no Aussie beach life for you, pooch. Mostly banned from the sand.

  155. H B Bear

    Here he is resplendent in summer whites

    Seriously WTF? Who does this? Has Ol’ Leathery run off and joined a cult? Why would you do that when you already spend your working hours in one back home? So many questions.

    The staff co-op do like their European WEBs, taking in the history and monuments of Christianity and the West that they routinely despise and erode at their day jobs. Googles G should probably consider chartering a 737 to get costs down but that really isn’t on her radar.

  156. JC

    Mark Carney hammered the UK interest rates, and he let everyone know he was doing it too. The markets didn’t vote on Brexit, they reacted in response to the central bank.

    The pound fell on the day of the vote, which means the markets saw Brexit as a big UK negative. Carney’s actions were much later, when the BOE was responding to forecasts of reduced economic activity. I don’t recall, but if the pound subsequently fell as a result of BOE signalling, I don’t see how the argument that the UK economy was threatened by a no vote is imperiled.

  157. Spider

    Peter Campion

    Goosesteen wrongology is boundless…
    No wonder we wound up in so much debt with fvck all to show for it.

    Listening to Wayne Sawn is like tuning into an ancient BBC broadcast of PM Harold Wilson from the early 1960s.

  158. struth

    I think they already do that, Struth. On leash, off leash areas, muzzles for some breeds, compulsory microchipping, registration fees, inoculation requirements, regulation pick up poo bags, absolutely no entry to National parks, and mostly-cereal canned dog foods.

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    #2751356, posted on July 1, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Oh, and no Aussie beach life for you, pooch. Mostly banned from the sand.

    Bloody hell, ………………………………………………

    you are correct.

    Even my sarcasm wasn’t sarcastic enough.

  159. Rafe Champion

    The Trump’s my Shepherd I’ll not want

    He makes me lie in pastures green

    He leads me by the still still waters

    His policies renew our economy

    And I will trust in You alone

    For your tweets infuriate the deplorables

    He guides our ways in pride and productivity

    And my cup it overflows with joy

    I feast on His pure delights

    (Repeat Chorus)
    And though I walk the darkest path

    I will not fear the social justice warriors

    For You are with me

    And Your tweets and jovial smile

    Are the comfort I need to know

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Descant

    I will trust I will trust in You

    I will trust I will trust in You

    Endless mercy follows me

    Goodness will lead me home

    With apologies to Psalm 23.

  160. Gary

    Tom
    #2751320, posted on July 1, 2018 at 9:26 am
    Former A Current Affair reporter on Channel Nein and Daily Telegraph columnist Caroline Marcus is the new Sunday morning newsreader at Their Sky. Feisty, non-leftoid thinking man’s crumpet. Worth following on Twitter.

    Centre right female media host in Australia are a lot better value then there male counterparts.

  161. H B Bear

    Give us this day our daily @realDonaldTrump .

  162. JC

    Seriously WTF? Who does this? Has Ol’ Leathery run off and joined a cult?

    Everything about this pig is repellent. He’s untalented, he’s sounds and looks fucking lazy and he’s grabbing, as much easy money as he can.

  163. struth

    I am in the great state of South Australia at the moment.
    In the Clare Valley.
    Bloody boring.

    Wankers riding bikes down the old railway line rugged up like eskimos and not much else going on.
    But that’s SA.
    Not much going on.
    AT ALL.

  164. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hello international tourist, welcome to Australia.
    Now that you have been threatened before entry like no other country does with “Government regulation and laws” and have signed your life away, been body searched by our Muslim customs people and survived, let’s get to having some fun.
    Firstly, you may wish to go outside during your stay.
    Please be aware that government regulation requires you to wear these High viz vests with “TOURIST” written in our highly visible fluro lettering

    Beautifully done, Struth. Develops well too and could be turned into a series. 🙂

  165. Roger

    Here he is resplendent in summer whites

    I while back I heard a lowly ABC sports reporter saying she was looking fwd to her Swiss skiing holiday.

    No more fat to cut, eh, Michelle?

  166. Tom

    Do the Democrats really want to make this a referendum on open borders?

    Hell yeah. Loony left DNC activists think they can pound the American middle class with the MSM’s anti-Trump propaganda about crying Guetemalan babies on the Mexico border into voting for an open borders free-for-all — and all those polls showing Americans support strong national sovereignty are just Nazi lies. Bring on November!

  167. struth

    I remember someone on this blog saying men turn left in politics because all the good looking women are in that camp.

    PFFFT I say.
    PFFFT.
    The most attractive woman god ever put breath into is a right wing woman.
    They are just rare, that’s all.
    The guys go left because the majority of women are in that camp.
    Big difference.

    Go for quality son, not quantity.

  168. struth

    Leftism is ugly, inside and it seeps out their pores.

  169. Geriatric Mayfly

    Cassidy inside Chartres Cathedral with his Green Michelin Guide. Makes note in margin, ‘You didn’t build that.’

  170. Roger

    I am in the great state of South Australia at the moment.
    In the Clare Valley. Bloody boring.

    Winter in SA is very dreary.

    Autumn or summer is best.

  171. Chris

    Oh, and no Aussie beach life for you, pooch. Mostly banned from the sand.

    Hey that rhymes. But doesn’t scan ba-dump ba-dump ba-dump. Maybe try ‘mostly banned along the sand’.

    But among the too- few miniscule beaches accessible from Perth, are a nice selection of dog beaches long enough for a very, very good walk.

  172. Chris

    In the Clare Valley.
    Bloody boring.

    Try Skillogalee. Awesome reds.

  173. struth

    Beautifully done, Struth. Develops well too and could be turned into a series

    Thank you.
    Unfortunately it could be turned into a series with exaggerating anything.

  174. Shelley

    The guy on the far left – Michael Rowland? The beta male from ABC Breakfast? Yep, definitely no fat to cut hey?

  175. Tom

    I am in the great state of South Australia at the moment.
    In the Clare Valley.
    Bloody boring.

    Wash your mouth out, Struth.

    Second-greatest wine-growing patch in the Southern Hemisphere (after Coonawarra). Now get out there and start tasting! Look up Taylor’s winery on your maps app. Among the best value-for-money reds and whites in Straya.

  176. Tom

    David Leyonhjelm on Their Sky (Foxtel channel 600).

  177. Roger

    ” We have to stop excessive corporate executive pay rates, it’s damaging society ”

    Start with the ABC, Wayne:

    Guthrie’s on c.$1m a year.

    It’s damaging society.

  178. Spider

    Ed Blakely resident go to person for anti-trump diatribes on ABC News regarding Trump and separation of children “we are a nation of laws”.

    Unless I’m talking about Sanctuary Cities, of course!!!

  179. struth

    Solar panels over the roofs of everything.

    Including the heritage listed old stone pubs and houses.
    Things you need government permission to put up some shelving can be absolutely wrecked aesthetically by solar panels all over the roofs.

  180. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You can do what you like with the modernist version of the Twenty Third Psalm, Rafe, imho.
    Nothing beats the simple poetic grandeur of the Authorised Version of the Psalm of David.

    “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters ……
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”

    Lose the archaic phrasing and contextual allusions and the metaphors become completely trivialized. Lose ‘all the days of my life’ and the overpowering sense of the numinous in eternal surround has vanished.

    And ‘productivity’?? FFS.

  181. Eyrie

    “But that’s SA.
    Not much going on.
    AT ALL.”
    Including the whirligigs. The wind is dying in SA and Vic and Tas. 135MW in SA. Less than 10% of installed capacity.

  182. struth

    Second-greatest wine-growing patch in the Southern Hemisphere (after Coonawarra). Now get out there and start tasting! Look up Taylor’s winery on your maps app. Among the best value-for-money reds and whites in Straya.

    Like usual, I’m here for work.
    But I am a red drinker anyway, and this area produces better whites.
    American oaked shiraz that has a full taste like old Coonawarra or McLaren Vale reds are thin on the ground, anyway.

    I last two tastings when Mrs Struth cons me into it.
    Most boring pretentious crap I can think of doing.
    Cuts into real drinking time.

  183. struth

    By the way, Taylors does have a passable red.

  184. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mostly banned from the sand.

    That’s me doing my sparse modernist rhyming, Chris.
    Like in that new twenty-third psalm. 🙂

  185. Eyrie

    Last time Mrs Eyrie and I were in Clare the town sure has developed and tidied up. First spent some time there 40 years ago.

  186. struth

    We have to stop excessive politicians pay rates , excessive superannuation and perks aplenty, it’s damaging society ”

  187. Chris

    But that’s SA.
    Not much going on.
    AT ALL.

    The third world. Mainland Tasmania. Paralysed by inconsistent dangerous goods transport regulations.

  188. Tom

    Struth, I shared a bottle of marvellous Taylor’s shiraz over dinner on Thursday night — on special for $15. Couldn’t fault it.

  189. johanna

    See how our financial expert JC is carefully and surreptitiously backing away from his predictions that Brexit would be a disaster for the UK?

    Just hope that I’m not interrupting him from shaving his bacck, after which he reads the Financisl Times (UK) and our local offshoot, the Financial Review.

    They are the kinds of ‘respected’ outlets that initially described Trump as a joke candidate, and then watched with horror at every step as he won. The same outfits did the same about Brexit.

    Our iconoclastic, hairy, w*g hero JC followed them at every step.

    Tell us, JC, what do you think about Brexit’s effect on the UK this week? No peeking at the financial ‘journals of record’ allowed.

  190. Eyrie

    Right now in Eastern Australia wind generation is a rounding error. SA doesn’t seem to be charging or discharging the Muskrat battery.

  191. OneWorldGovernment

    Tom
    #2751369, posted on July 1, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Do the Democrats really want to make this a referendum on open borders?

    Hell yeah. Loony left DNC activists think they can pound the American middle class with the MSM’s anti-Trump propaganda

    Tom

    An amusing post on National Review about the lefts usage of Nazi terminology.

    Nazis v. Mainstream Media
    By Rob Long June 21, 2018 9:19 AM

    United States District Court

    For the Southern District of New York

    Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, et al.

    (representing umbrella interests, see attached)

    PLAINTIFFS

    v.

    CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, et al.

    (representing “mainstream media,” see attached)

    DEFENDANTS

    CIVIL ACTION

    DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL

    PARTIES

    Plaintiffs: Messrs. Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, et al. (in absentia) and other parties within the umbrella categories of “Nazi” (not to exclude “Fascist”) and “pure evil” and other names commonly associated with 1930s- to 1940s-era German National Socialism. Plaintiffs are sole owners and proprietors of the trademarks and associated trade dress of “Nazi” and its cousins.

    Defendants: Owners and operators of CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, and other parties within the umbrella category of “media” and “news,” not to exclude other members of news media to be named later. Also to include Fox News from January 2009 to January 2017 (known informally as “the Obama years”).

    FACTS

    It is asserted by Plaintiffs that Defendants have willfully and without hesitation infringed on their unique and specific trademark, market identity, trade dress, intellectual property, and market position. It is further asserted by Plaintiffs that Defendants’ repeated invocations and statements of “Nazi” and “Fascist” and “Nazi Fascist dictator” and “The darkness of Fascism is falling upon America” and “just like Hitler” and “just like the Nazis” (see Appendix A) have irrevocably harmed the intrinsic value and rarity of the Nazi brand, which has been carefully maintained in its specific identity and market position.

    Plaintiffs assert that the use of “Nazi” and “Fascist” and “evil dictator” in perpetual and promiscuous reference to the current occupant of the White House and his policies (N.B.: In the case of Defendant Fox News, this refers to the previous occupant of the White House, though damages are still claimed) willfully diminishes the meaning of the true brand and renders the market position of members of the original National Socialist Party severely impaired if not reduced to an “also ran” status.

    In essence, Plaintiffs argue that “if everyone is a Nazi then no one is a Nazi,” which implies a clear and measurable taking, without compensation, of Plaintiffs’ copyright, trademark, and intellectual-property holdings.

    ………………………

    Plaintiffs claim damages in excess of $100 million (roughly 1.9 billion Reichsmarks) to be paid immediately, and in addition another fund of $100 million to be paid to Plaintiffs yet to emerge from hiding. Plaintiffs will accept payment in stolen art masterpieces.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2018/07/09/nazis-v-mainstream-media/

  192. Chris

    That’s me doing my sparse modernist rhyming, Chris.

    Whoops, Ah mistook ut for post-modernust!

  193. nemkat

    We have to stop excessive politicians pay rates , excessive superannuation and perks aplenty, it’s damaging society ”

    That’s pretty much what Swan is saying, and you’re agreeing with him.
    No surprises there.

  194. struth

    I’m actually here for a number of different work related business, but much of it is pulling machinery out of Leigh creek and other areas of SA they used to have mines and industry.

    If it was warmer, you could imagine me standing there saying this as a tumbleweed blew past.
    But there would need to be wind for that to happen.

  195. Tintarella di Luna

    I haven’t seen it for a while but his Secret Meat Business was always a pleasant 30 minutes viewing.

    I loved Adrian Richardson in this show particularly the opening where he clandestinely buys the meat from a butcher in a back alley. Ah them were the days, and they have ended not with a bang but a whimper of eat your greens. Dagnabit!

  196. OneWorldGovernment

    Tom
    #2751369, posted on July 1, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Do the Democrats really want to make this a referendum on open borders?

    Hell yeah. Loony left DNC activists think they can pound the American middle class with the MSM’s anti-Trump propaganda

    Tom

    An amusing post on National Review about the lefts usage of Nazi terminology.

    Nazis v. Mainstream Media
    By Rob Long June 21, 2018 9:19 AM

    United States District Court

    For the Southern District of New York

    Adolf H*t ler, Heinrich H*mm ler, Joseph Go*b bels, et al.

    (representing umbrella interests, see attached)

    PLAINTIFFS

    v.

    CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, et al.

    (representing “mainstream media,” see attached)

    DEFENDANTS

    CIVIL ACTION

    DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL

    PARTIES

    Plaintiffs: Messrs. H*t ler, H*mm ler, Go*b bels, et al. (in absentia) and other parties within the umbrella categories of “Nazi” (not to exclude “Fascist”) and “pure evil” and other names commonly associated with 1930s- to 1940s-era German National Socialism. Plaintiffs are sole owners and proprietors of the trademarks and associated trade dress of “Nazi” and its cousins.

    Defendants: Owners and operators of CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, and other parties within the umbrella category of “media” and “news,” not to exclude other members of news media to be named later. Also to include Fox News from January 2009 to January 2017 (known informally as “the Obama years”).

    FACTS

    It is asserted by Plaintiffs that Defendants have willfully and without hesitation infringed on their unique and specific trademark, market identity, trade dress, intellectual property, and market position. It is further asserted by Plaintiffs that Defendants’ repeated invocations and statements of “Nazi” and “Fascist” and “Nazi Fascist dictator” and “The darkness of Fascism is falling upon America” and “just like Hitler” and “just like the Nazis” (see Appendix A) have irrevocably harmed the intrinsic value and rarity of the Nazi brand, which has been carefully maintained in its specific identity and market position.

    Plaintiffs assert that the use of “Nazi” and “Fascist” and “evil dictator” in perpetual and promiscuous reference to the current occupant of the White House and his policies (N.B.: In the case of Defendant Fox News, this refers to the previous occupant of the White House, though damages are still claimed) willfully diminishes the meaning of the true brand and renders the market position of members of the original National Socialist Party severely impaired if not reduced to an “also ran” status.

    In essence, Plaintiffs argue that “if everyone is a Nazi then no one is a Nazi,” which implies a clear and measurable taking, without compensation, of Plaintiffs’ copyright, trademark, and intellectual-property holdings.

    ………………………

    Plaintiffs claim damages in excess of $100 million (roughly 1.9 billion Reichsmarks) to be paid immediately, and in addition another fund of $100 million to be paid to Plaintiffs yet to emerge from hiding. Plaintiffs will accept payment in stolen art masterpieces.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2018/07/09/nazis-v-mainstream-media/

  197. Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó

    Yes, indeed, that was a brilliant performance by Szijjártó. The Left workshopped the idea and the rhetoric of open borders here in Australia in 2001. I don’t recall the claim beforehand that there are no ‘illegal’ immigrants, that anyone simply had the right to pass through innumerable peaceful countries and then enter their intended destination and claim asylum.

    Just a note though on the ‘interviewer’, is she just plainly ignorant of Hungary’s historic problem with ‘Muslim invaders’?

  198. Chris

    I’m actually here for a number of different work related business, but much of it is pulling machinery out of Leigh creek and other areas of SA they used to have mines and industry.

    If it was warmer, you could imagine me standing there saying this as a tumbleweed blew past.
    But there would need to be wind for that to happen.

    Ah. I used to work at Iron Knob and Whyalla, s0 am familiar with the concept of industrial ghosts in SA. The place is a graveyard of past hopes.

  199. EvilElvis

    taking in the history and monuments of Christianity and the West that they routinely despise and erode at their day jobs

    Hypocrisy, thy name is left.

  200. Tintarella di Luna

    Former A Current Affair reporter on Channel Nein and Daily Telegraph columnist Caroline Marcus is the new Sunday morning newsreader at Their Sky. Feisty, non-leftoid thinking man’s crumpet.

    She is an absolute honey and you know Caroline Marcus was the ONLY journalist who dared write a very pertinent opinion piece criticising Gillian Triggs hypocrisy (link if you can bear it) when Gillian Triggs was bleating about the children in detention and her own backstory was one of abandoning her own daughter whom she called ‘as retarded as you can be and not be dead’ (the daughter lived to age 21)

    Caroline Marcus is no shrinking violet by any means.

  201. Rae

    There are plenty of off-the-leash dog-friendly beaches on the NSW coast. Dogs love the beach.

  202. Geriatric Mayfly

    Can’t wait for the “official” and ABC response to this catastrophic lack of wind. “We have had an unprecedented run of anticyclones. BOM records…” see p.94

  203. JC

    “Wog” isn’t a banned word, Johanna. Feel free to use it as it says more about you than me. Amusing watching swine like Johanna slouch for that sort of abuse when they have no argument.

  204. Tel

    Just a note though on the ‘interviewer’, is she just plainly ignorant of Hungary’s historic problem with ‘Muslim invaders’?

    Don’t mention the Order of the Dragon!

    I might have slipped up once or twice but I think I got away with it.

  205. Myrddin Seren

    There will never be a Jerry Springer reboot – the real undermining of society is going so fast, the Springer producers could never concoct faux outrages fast enough to be in front of what is happening on TV daily:

    UK: Elderly Anglican Priest Defends Marriage to 25-Year-Old Romanian Male Model

    A 79-year-old gay Anglican priest in the U.K. has defended his marriage to a 25-year-old male model from Romania, insisting he is not “a dirty old man” but just wants “to show people we are normal.”

    Appearing Thursday on “The Jeremy Kyle Show” with husband Florin Marin, the Rev. Philip Clements, a retired rector and boarding school chaplain, said he is not being taken advantage of despite buying Marin a house in Romania and letting him see other men.

    Uh oh…..

    The now retired vicar, who married Marin last year after meeting him on Gaydar two years earlier, said that the younger man was not a gold-digger,

    Please tell me this is a parody ?!

  206. struth

    Ah. I used to work at Iron Knob and Whyalla, s0 am familiar with the concept of industrial ghosts in SA. The place is a graveyard of past hopes.

    South Australia was THE state (or colony) in the middle 1800’s.
    A go getter of a Colony.
    So much so that the queen was so impressed with then, and the accomplishments of the likes of John M Stuart, she gifted the Northern Territory to them.
    They kept it until 1911, and like all things from then on, lost it and , well, it was all too hard, and retreated back into their shells.

    I remember only too well the declaration that Roxby stage two was going to go ahead by a past nobody Labor Premier as he left office.
    Dumb bastards here went and bought trucks and floats and gear to cart equipment for the massive expansion which of course never came.
    More than a few blokes were found swinging in their sheds.

  207. Frank

    Shelley
    #2751378, posted on July 1, 2018 at 10:25 am

    The guy on the far left – Michael Rowland? The beta male from ABC Breakfast? Yep, definitely no fat to cut hey?

    I was thinking it looked like Barry’s son, there is likeness there with just the 25 years at the tannery required to make up the difference. Now I’m just confused, it does look like that cross dressing male impersonator Rowland.

  208. Frank

    On second thoughts, looking at the woman standing next to him one hopes it is Rowland. Her indoors and mother to his child at the front. The haircut says recent graduate and doing a phd in the social sciences from a feminist perspective type. The type it is unwise to marry.

    Whereas he has the look of a lurching drunkard about him.

  209. Dr Fred Lenin

    Just been to coles for some groceries , took my own bag ,on the way out I saw stacks of cardboard boxes with the tops cut out,obviously for the customer to p]put stuff in , they were the size that holds four 4litre paint tins ,so now instead of using two plastic bags for rubbish you fill your recycle bin with boxes . Another gangrene left brain fart that hasnt been thought through.

  210. struth

    That ABC staff photo in Greece.
    What is it with Beta males and not wearing socks?

    Have they lost them all to right wing blogs?

    Peeewww!

  211. John Constantine

    Australia, our capital city population Ponzi schemes have made us so rich we can afford to import millions of consumption drones from peasantistani migration agent cartels, and never have to scrub our own crappers ever again.

    We can afford to house them in concrete pipe dogboxes in chicom funded developments and everything.

    https://www.realestate.com.au/news/will-this-micro-homes-in-pipes-be-coming-to-australia/

    Stack them tighter and higher, Comrade Maaaates.

  212. Leigh Lowe

    And, remember, she had to fend off this grub who plastered her workstation at Channel Nein with all manner of anti-israel “literally Hitler, baby killer” stuff because she is Chew-ish.
    Supported by a good number of his colleagues btw.

  213. Chris

    Dumb bastards here went and bought trucks and floats and gear to cart equipment for the massive expansion which of course never came.
    More than a few blokes were found swinging in their sheds.

    My Dad had a friend who was a dozer contractor, clearing bush and digging dams when new land farmers lived in a walled-in bay of their first machinery shed. The tax credit for dams and improvements caused a boom in works, and he bought two whopping Komatsus. A few weeks after the party to christen them, the tax credit was legislated away by the Government.
    He lived a year or so, lost the dozers and his farm, and died leaving wife and three young daughters.

  214. EvilElvis

    so now instead of using two plastic bags for rubbish you fill your recycle bin with boxes .

    That gets strategically warehoused while we await our Chinese overlords future acceptance….

  215. Fisky

    Maitlis did not address this point, but turned openly scornful, sneering: “You do know you don’t have an immigrant problem in Hungary? You do know that your own official data says you have 3,600 asylum seekers in a country of ten million? You do know that there were 300 asylum claims only this year? You don’t have an immigrant problem in your country!”

    Szijjártó explained that illegal migration into Hungary — which was running at 3,000 a day at the height of the migrant crisis, as Maitlis herself reported at the time — has only been brought under control because of the tough stance adopted by the Hungarian government, and that the country remains on the frontline as the situation in the Balkans looks set to boil over again.

    That BBC journalist should be sacked for violating the BBC’s impartiality charter.

  216. Mitch M.

    Is Horvath’s Clock the Smoking Gun of Biological Aging?

    Many people think aging is all about wear and tear. That is only part of the picture and it may not be that important so all those focusing on antioxidant as an anti aging strategy will be sorely disappointed. The genetic component is clearly important and in my view under estimated. It will become possible to address the issue of inhibiting methylation and that may well be much more important than stuffing ourselves with nutrients because over nutrition can create problems.

  217. That BBC journalist should be sacked for violating the BBC’s impartiality charter.

    Indeed.

  218. Roger

    That BBC journalist should be sacked for violating the BBC’s impartiality charter.

    She should be sacked for incompetence.

    What a dill.

  219. cohenite

    More than a few blokes were found swinging in their sheds.

    That’s the problem: the wrong ones are on the end of the ropes.

  220. JC

    See how our financial expert JC is carefully and surreptitiously backing away from his predictions that Brexit would be a disaster for the UK?

    Backing away? No. Did markets imply Brexit is potentially negative for the UK economy? Yep.

    Just hope that I’m not interrupting him from shaving his bacck, after which he reads the Financisl Times (UK) and our local offshoot, the Financial Review.

    Grooming advice is coming from someone who claimed she cuts her own hair and showers occasionally. Imagine that.
    I don’t read the Fin nor the pink Times.

    They are the kinds of ‘respected’ outlets that initially described Trump as a joke candidate, and then watched with horror at every step as he won. The same outfits did the same about Brexit.

    How does Johanna know what they wrote? Does she read them?

    Our iconoclastic, hairy, w*g hero JC followed them at every step.

    You know, you always get a sense of Johanna’s anxieties when she goes ethnic slur on you or begins building an ethnic pyramid of sorts. Let’s remember, she lives alone because no one wants to be near her and a she is a former taxeater. Lastly, it’s interesting watching these slurs being thrown around as it seems to occur when the other party is soundly beaten.

    Tell us, JC, what do you think about Brexit’s effect on the UK this week? No peeking at the financial ‘journals of record’ allowed.

    Brexit has trade offs. One of those will be potentially lower output and lower sterling. These are two developments we’ve already seen.

  221. Farmer Gez

    Can’t wait for the “official” and ABC response to this catastrophic lack of wind. “We have had an unprecedented run of anticyclones. BOM records…” see p.94

    Yes Mayfly. The conundrum of the global warming theory and action.
    Warmists boast that mid latitude anticyclones will increase and dry out the bottom half of Australia, yet their answer to CO2 reduction is to build wind turbines that won’t turn under the dead calm conditions of autumn and winter anticyclones. Their brains hurt on this one.

  222. Myrddin Seren

    That BBC journalist should be sacked for violating the BBC’s impartiality charter.

    She will receive the Staff Watercooler Award for metaphorically ‘Bashing a Fasc’.

    Other than when she was issuing another indictment, she could not even bring herself to look the FM in the eyes.

    Embodiment of Kurt Schlichter’s injunction:

    The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.

  223. nemkat

    Australia, our capital city population Ponzi schemes have made us so rich we can afford to import millions of consumption drones from peasantistani migration agent cartels, and never have to scrub our own crappers ever again.

    We can afford to house them in concrete pipe dogboxes in chicom funded developments and everything.
    Only if the Third World peasants restrain themselves to 4 children per family, and don’t bring their aged parents over.
    Then the Department of Housing either has to boot someone out of a large Commission house, and into a concrete dogbox, or buy a house on the private market big enough to house the growing family.

  224. Rae

    Caroline Marcus? Another principled journalist. Yes indeed. From 17 Dec 2017:

    Sky News’ political reporter and anchor, Caroline Marcus, has issued an on air apology for suggesting the Nine network knew about A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack’s attraction to young boys but failed to act upon it.

    In a correction aired on the Credlin program, Marcus aimed her apology at Nine’s director of news and current affairs Darren Wick.

    Marcus – a former ACA journalist herself – had previously claimed that Nine management was aware of her ex colleague’s predilictions but failed to address them. McCormack was convicted of child pornography offences earlier this month.

    The full apology:

    “On the Credlin project last Friday 8 December, I discussed the recent conviction and sentencing of former Nine network employee Ben McCormack on two counts of child pornography offences.

    “Some viewers may have understood us to be saying that people who worked with Ben McCormack and Nine and the management of the Nine network and in particular the national news and current affairs director knew of and covered up or turned a blind eye to the pedophile conduct of Ben McCormack.

    “Neither Sky News or I intended to suggest that was the case and apologise for any hurt or embarrassment caused by our discussion.”

  225. Elle

    Re the plastic bag hoo haa.

    I always re-use the plastic shopping bags for my cats’ poop, for when I de-poop the kitty litter. I’ve started keeping other plastics to collect their poop, like the plastic used to cover my bread, the plastic used to cover my loo paper etc.

    I usually order my groceries on-line. Did an order this week from Woolworths. Was offered two options for how my groceries were delivered/packed – Delivered in a plastic crate – everything lumped in together, or I could purchase plastic bags and have them delivered in the plastic bags, inside the plastic crate!

    It’s not about the environment. It’s about money, combined with the typical idiotic greens/leftist ideology. Derr!

  226. W Hogg

    What kind of name is Szijjártó?

  227. Snoopy

    A 79-year-old gay Anglican priest in the U.K. has defended his marriage to a 25-year-old male model from Romania,

    I hope that Romanian chap converted to Anglicanism. It would be a scandal otherwise.

  228. Myrddin Seren

    What kind of name is Szijjártó?

    It’s Hungarian for ‘Build That Wall’.

  229. JC

    It’s not about the environment. It’s about money, combined with the typical idiotic greens/leftist ideology. Derr!

    The thing that should be very worrying is how green ideology can force the banning of something so innocuous. The attacks against plastic bags has been going on for a decade and it’s been remorseless.

  230. Roger

    I hope that Romanian chap converted to Anglicanism. It would be a scandal otherwise.

    Boom Tish!

    LOL.

  231. Myrddin Seren

    U.S. assessing cost of keeping troops in Germany

    The Pentagon is analyzing the cost and impact of a large-scale withdrawal or transfer of American troops stationed in Germany….

    Since 1945 !

    The effort follows Trump’s expression of interest in removing the troops, made during a meeting earlier this year with White House and military aides, U.S. officials said. Trump was said to have been taken aback by the size of the U.S. presence, which includes about 35,000 active-duty troops, and complained that other countries were not contributing fairly to joint security or paying enough to NATO.

    CEO focussed on cost cutting. Surprise !

    Word of the assessment has alarmed European officials, who are scrambling to determine whether Trump actually intends to reposition U.S. forces or whether it is merely a negotiating tactic ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels, where Trump is again likely to criticize U.S. allies for what he deems insufficient defense spending.

    Ask your trade negotiators if The Donald is only bluffing and can be stared down ?

    And what is your counter-position – ‘if the US pulls out that nice Mr Putin will roll his vast legions in and take us over’ ?

  232. Leigh Lowe

    The “she” I was referring to at 11:13 was Caroline Markus.

  233. Roger

    Trump was said to have been taken aback by the size of the U.S. presence, which includes about 35,000 active-duty troops, and complained that other countries were not contributing fairly to joint security or paying enough to NATO.

    I posted some fairly recent stats on German military readiness yesterday evening.

    They look to be in an even worse state than us.

  234. JC

    If only I was paid more I wouldn’t be such a gullible moron, says BBC’er

    The poor old BBC is taking a beating again for having “faked” a scene in a documentary. Apparently, a treehouse built by Korowai people high up in a forest in Papua New Guinea, which featured in an episode of Human Planet in 2011, was just a stunt.

    The charming buck-naked indigenous ­chappies built it purely for the ­cameras and had no plans whatsoever to live in it, despite the ­voiceover from John Hurt (so inherently trustworthy) declaring they were building “a new house 35m up. For the Korowai, the higher the house, the greater the prestige.”

    Photographs of the huge, jerry-built shed teetering at the top of a preposterously flimsy tree look ridiculous. It is hard to imagine a child of six or seven believing it was someone’s actual home, let alone fully grown television viewers or producers.

    But viewers are gullible and producers have a thankless, not especially well-paid, job to do. That’s how factual television works: underfunded, overworked functionaries slog their nuts off to put stuff on screens that millions of people who aren’t really paying attention will believe is real. Nobody involved pretends it’s the literal truth, as long as it can squeeze through the guidelines, which are quite vague and ­always open to interpretation.

    I know. I have been presenting factual television for 15 years for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Sky and some international channels, and while I have never made anything that was an outright lie — nobody wants to do that — I’ve never made anything entirely true either.

  235. Rae

    The “she” I was referring to at 11:13 was Caroline Markus.

    This Caroline Marcus?

    Sky News’ political reporter and anchor, Caroline Marcus, has issued an on air apology for suggesting the Nine network knew about A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack’s attraction to young boys but failed to act upon it.

    In a correction aired on the Credlin program, Marcus aimed her apology at Nine’s director of news and current affairs Darren Wick.

    Marcus – a former ACA journalist herself – had previously claimed that Nine management was aware of her ex colleague’s predilictions but failed to address them. McCormack was convicted of child pornography offences earlier this month.

  236. Anthony

    Chatting at the Coles check out yesterday I explained to the year 12 check-out girl that I didn’t think the change was all bad. It was simply going back to the 1950s before supermarkets came to Australia. From next week I shall shop at three stores, all close by, instead of one: Tasman Meats for meat and fish, the local fruit and veg, and finish with minimal purchases from the local IGA. I don’t need Coles – I’ve simply been lazy.
    The young girl thought that was a pretty good idea but didn’t I think the Coles idea was good for the dolphins and whales. I asked her if she thought her parents should give up their car because some people drive dangerously. But she didn’t understand what I was talking about. I do wonder whether she had been briefed by Coles or brainwashed by her years of state education.

  237. mh

    Lest we forget the bags they banned. One day they will return triumphant!

    Single-use they are not. They need a new name, I suggest Featherlight Multi-Use Clean bags.

  238. Snoopy

    The “she” I was referring to at 11:13 was Caroline Markus.

    I picked that up straight away. Caroline is super chewish.

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