Monday Forum: July 2, 2018

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  1. Speedbox

    Good joke doing the rounds in Russia following Germany’s exit from the World Cup.

    Allowing for translation:

    Germany, why do you come here in June? It ended badly for you the last time you came here in June.

    Classic Russian humour. Funny but with a dark edge.

  2. struth

    Banning sound emitting from musicians in pubs.

  3. feelthebern

    Still got that new thread smell.

  4. RobK

    Just so you are not alone.

  5. Carpe Jugulum

    Top Ten

    Woo Hoo

  6. struth

    Banning radar detectors (east coast)

  7. Confused Old Misfit

    Elevenses!

  8. struth

    Banning lollies that look like cigarettes from having the name “Fags”

  9. Confused Old Misfit

    The hypocrite was quoted in print that she enjoys one night stands.

    I’ll say it again:
    How drunk would you have to be!

  10. struth

    Banning riding a bike or skateboard, even off road, without having a helmet on.

  11. struth

    Banning a transport company from calling itself Hi Speed transport.

  12. Roger

    Enjoying a beer on the beach.

  13. rickw

    Why it matters: The draft legislation is stunning. The bill essentially provides Trump a license to raise U.S. tariffs at will, without congressional consent and international rules be damned.

    Why isn’t this a good thing? If anyone thinks China plays by “international rules” they’re an idiot.

  14. .

    Taking your dog to the beach (most beaches).

  15. struth

    Banning picking up lizards or in anyway touching wildlife by National Parks Australia, who think their authority covers every bit of ground on the continent.

  16. struth

    Banned slip and slides .
    Banned watering your lawn unless they approve.

  17. Baldrick

    That’s a bit naughty! Matt Damon puffs away on a cigarette as he enjoys some beers in Queensland with radio host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli

    Seriously, would this crap hit the news in any other shithole other than the one Australia has become?

  18. stackja

    DT is USA President. First, only duty is USA. World is facing a choice.

  19. Roger

    Using cash for any purchase over $10 000 (come July 2019).

  20. struth

    Some councils have banned you washing your car on your own property.

  21. dopey

    Smith and Warner banned. From what?
    Tampering with their balls.

  22. rickw

    How drunk would you have to be!

    I would have considered it to be virtually impossible, by the time you’re that drunk your body is under the impression that it’s about to die from alcohol poisoning and initiates a bilge pump out.

  23. Mother Lode

    Tampering with their balls.

    Good God! What is happening!

    When I was growing up, a mans balls were his castle!

  24. cohenite

    Tony Abbott says he is available to lead Liberal party again

    AAP 12:27PM July 2, 2018

    Tony Abbott says he’s not a fan of people “running around assassinating the leader” of political parties, but he is available if his party wants him to lead again.

    The former Prime Minister was asked about the latest Newspoll results showing Bill Shorten’s personal support was dropping, but Mr Abbott cautioned against changing leaders.

    “You can easily make a bad situation worse by changing leaders,” he told 2GB radio on Monday.

    “You can easily generate such transaction costs that you go backwards, not forwards.

    “I’m not a big fan of running around assassinating the leader.”

    Mr Abbott said he was enjoying being a backbencher because he can speak his mind.

    “As long as the party and the people of Warringah want me, I can see myself staying for quite some time because I’m just 60, I think I’m a young 60,” he said.

    “Sure, I guess it’s unusual for a former prime minister to come back, you could really only come back if you were drafted by your party.

    “But let’s just see how things work out.”

    Mr Abbott led the coalition to a landslide federal election victory in 2013, but was kicked out by his own MPs just two years later, with polls saying his government was heading towards defeat.

    AAP

    But did he really call on Lyenhelm to apologise? And I see the fat bitch is going to sue Leyonhjelm . WTF for?

  25. struth

    That’s a bit naughty! Matt Damon puffs away on a cigarette as he enjoys some beers in Queensland with radio host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli

    Seriously, would this crap hit the news in any other shithole other than the one Australia has become?

    And truth be known they are being very gentle with him as he is a raving loony lefty.
    An amazingly dumb hypocrite.

    If he was DL at the moment, they’d be screaming for the death penalty.

  26. struth

    Banned backyard trampolines from ejecting over the fence or catching your balls on the springs………………………….surely a right of passage.

    Banned causing offence, but only toward lefties.

  27. struth

    Banned any unauthorised activity anywhere, without the necessary accreditation.

  28. struth

    Banned hunting over 90% of the country.

  29. stackja

    Compensation lawyers appreciate litigation available today. Skinned knee now actionable.

  30. struth

    Banned selling milk straight from the cow. Non Homogenised and Pasteurised .

  31. struth

    Banned claiming you see white skin when the government sees black.

  32. H B Bear

    I’m thinking of switching from Perth to the South Doodlakine radar on the BOM site simply because it is such a cool name.

  33. struth

    Banned bike helmets for security reasons, but sees no such problem with people in black sacks.

  34. John Constantine

    If top level vicpol could issue Milo with a bill for police attending his event, why can’t top level vicpol issue Apex partygoers with a bill for having to attend their party?.

    When top level vicpol instruct their mouthpieces to issue statements to media that we know are simply party political statements to progress the agenda framed by Stalin, does it makes us stop and distrust statements they make that we aren’t sure about?.

    Can we now simply assume that top level vicpol is nothing more than a taxfunded political arm of the nazgul looting cartel of yarragrad?.

    If Tommy Robinson had been in the street filming the event as a reporter, he would be in Victorian jail right now.

  35. H B Bear

    Lighten up people. You can now grow whatever potatoes you like in WA.

    That is real progress.

  36. struth

    Banned backpackers in agriculture through taxation.
    Don’t require Australian dole bludgers to fill positions.

  37. Farmer Gez

    I’m thinking some Cats may not have seen DL’s remarks on Outsiders about SHY.
    He’s in trouble alright.

  38. Stimpson J. Cat

    Lighten up people. You can now grow whatever potatoes you like in WA.
    That is real progress.

    Eyebrows then potatoes.
    What’s next?

  39. Zatara

    The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

    You can’t shake it or escape it. Whatever you watch, listen to or read, there are reminders — Donald Trump really is president.

  40. H B Bear

    Can we now simply assume that top level vicpol is nothing more than a taxfunded political arm of the nazgul looting cartel of yarragrad?.

    That is a useful working assumption. Australia’s most politicised police force is rapidly becoming a liability. The recent WA by-election showed voters don’t like being treated like (complete) mugs.

  41. Resting your right arm in the open window while driving. This breaks so many laws you’d be lucky to get away with five uears in the Archipelago.

  42. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2752318, posted on July 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm
    Great to see. If you ever have the time and want to punish yourself, read Mises’ Human Action.

    Is that the sequel to Mein Kampf?

    Yes. With extra pictures.

  43. .

    Oh my, I’m going to faint, will somebody please think of the children and clutch my pearls for me:

    David Leyonhjelm Continues Sexist Attack On Hanson-Young

    Most men know that “sexist” is usually bullshit, genuine sexism has not existed since before the Sex Discrimination Act was passed. (At least) a large minority of women know it too.

    It is just a dog whistle to try and silence your critics.

  44. struth

    Banned swimming in “sacred waterholes”
    Unless you’re black.
    Banned from climbing a rock that was there for 300 million years before the first aboriginal eyes laid upon it.

    Banned from stepping on the ground in the national park the Rock is in.
    You may only walk on the path provided.

    Tour guides Banned from telling the truth at Ayers rock, forbidden to talk about the fist ranger there, Bill Harney, and must do an accreditation course in Marxist commentary.

  45. struth

    Dot, while you and DL are sharing the bubble bottle tonight, make sure you tell him from us that he better stick to his guns or go home for good.

  46. No longer being allowed to pull over suddenly and walk around your car three times while hollering “in pain” and then urinating on the left rear tyre without any fear of adverse legal consequences.
    The world has lost its soul.

  47. Natural Instinct

    Liberals helping small business again.
    Probably another brain explosion from Kelly O’Dwyer, and/or Scott Morrison
    .

    Single Touch Payroll
    Single Touch Payroll is a reporting change for employers.
    It starts from 1 July 2018 for employers with 20 or more employees.
    You will report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation information from your payroll solution each time you pay your employees.
    Single Touch Payroll will be expanded to include employers with 19 or less employees from 1 July 2019. This is subject to legislation being passed in parliament.

    P.S. Have they decided to delete the $100 note and force us all to become unsecured creditors of banks?

  48. .

    Oh dear god.

    The Sydney Morning Herald is doubling down on identity politics and communism:

    If you’ve ever wondered why libertarians are predominantly privileged white men, you need look no further than David Leyonhjelm’s recent “contribution” to Australian politics.

    They don’t actually answer the question (Hyphen’s insinuation that all men are abusive) but just ramble on about how feminism and communism are great.

  49. Boambee John

    DL needs to highlight SHY’s blatant sexism and gender stereotyping.

  50. rickw

    Dot, while you and DL are sharing the bubble bottle tonight, make sure you tell him from us that he better stick to his guns or go home for good.

    Not just stick to his guns, keep escalating!

  51. struth

    Banned from selling home made, without the kitchen being up to commercial standards, at the CWA fete.

    Banned from council camping parks and show grounds once they find out you are a right wing protest group, heading to Canberra.

  52. struth

    DL will be on a winner here if he doesn’t back down.
    He needs to do nothing.

    ARE YOU WATCHING BERNARDI?

  53. Leigh Lowe

    No longer being allowed to pull over suddenly and walk around your car three times while hollering “in pain” and then urinating on the left rear tyre without any fear of adverse legal consequences.
    The world has lost its soul.

    That is a lie!
    You are still allowed to do it.
    You just have to walk clockwise so you are facing oncoming traffic on the driver’s side.
    Perfectly reasonable.

  54. struth

    Once they have reached peak left wing hysterics, and therefore with maximum exposure, he should state his case when they set up the show trial, which they may be stupid enough to do.
    That’s not yet for a while.

  55. duncanm

    Go you good thing David Leyonhjelm

    “It would be easier [to apologise] but it would be insincere, wouldn’t it, because I don’t think I have anything to apologise for,” Senator Leyonhjelm said. “Insincere apologies seem to be all the rage at the moment and I’m not in for it.”

  56. Leigh Lowe

    No it’s all good right now LL, because the messages are mixed.
    I agree he is going to have to fight back.
    If he picks his time right, he can really win here.

    And pick the messaging.
    Again, repeat her “all men” claim verbatim, and then reel off a list of male Green politicians, media and arts luvvies and ask are they included in “all men”.
    Then look down the barrel of the camera and say to women … “she is talking about your boyfriend, your son, your dad, your dear departed grandpa … all of them … is that fair?”
    What he has done so far is not overly clever.
    Yes, it has shored up support among his 12 disciples, but not much else.

  57. Dr Fred Lenin

    Is there an outbreak of Trumptruthism in Canberra ? Sounds like lowensteen has caught it ,telling the truth about the gangrene from preindustrial south Australia ,the aparat can rest easy ,he will probably be gone in the next election and the uniparty can carry on stuffing the country ,without let or hinderence.

  58. struth

    She wants to call all men ra pists, with no consequences.
    No one else pulled her up on it, the low life shit all the males in our parliament obviously are, (and women who should not be exempt from retaliating against Misandry) and here is a man fighting it when no one else is, and again, our side tut – tuts him, mumble, well yes, he could have said it better, mumble mumble, and wonder why our reps won’t speak up?

    Will we ever cheer on a fighter, even if he’s not the best, fighting for the right?

  59. struth

    Let it go to court.
    Escalate.
    Bring it on.

  60. rickw

    A great video on horsepower difference between RR Merlin and DB 600 engines, as used in P51-D and ME109-G. Commentary on interplay with fuel specifications is spot on:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sTD7DqXfRno

  61. I’m thinking some Cats may not have seen DL’s remarks on Outsiders about SHY.
    He’s in trouble alright.

    If he said what I think he said outside of parliament, I think so.

    Its like after the debacle in parliament, he ran down to Bunnings and asked “gimmee the biggest shovel you’ve got!!”

  62. Geriatric Mayfly

    Derryn Hinch

    @HumanHeadline
    It was a disgusting comment.Senator H-Y was visibly In tears in her workplace this morning and the compounding media release “non-apology “ was truly vulgar.

    Maybe they were tears delayed for the 1200 country shoppers who drowned at sea.

  63. No longer being allowed to chop a brown snake roughly in half with a shovel and take one half in a plastic bag fifty miles or so in one direction and the other half in the opposite direction and then say -Right. Go for it boys.

    You’ve got about two hours until sun down.

  64. Makka

    Our tax dollars at work;

    Legal aid scheme seized after $500k granted to p e dofile Peter Scully
    A NOTORIOUS p e dofile who was jailed for child rape and human ­trafficking was granted $525,000 of taxpayers’ money in legal help.

  65. Baldrick

    You know Abbott’s on the wrong wide of history when …

    Adam Bandt @AdamBandt
    Thanks to Liberals Simon Birmingham and Tony Abbott for calling on David Leyonhjelm to apologise for his attacks on @sarahinthesen8. I think more than an apology is needed, but credit where it is due. I hope other men in Parl join the push to hold this grub to account.

  66. thefrolickingmole

    Lucky he wasnt wearing a blue tie or looking at his watch while he said it.

    Oh and now its widely appreciated the plain packaging ban achieved 2/3 of a gnats dick in actual smoking reduction try this on for size.

    Revealed: $39m cost of defending Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws
    Exclusive: Two years after an FOI claim was lodged, the price of the six-year fight with Philip Morris has been revealed

    The spacktards in Canberra uniparties have spent near 40 million dollars defending a failed policy in an international court because….?
    The commonwealth government spent nearly $40m defending its world-first plain packaging laws against Philip Morris Asia, a tobacco multinational, according to freedom of information documents.

    Documents say the total figure is $38,984,942.97.

    Drooling windowlickers on the Parlimatary short bus look at the figuer and draw only one conclusion!!!

    This is exactly why Australia must stop signing up to free trade agreements with these insidious ISDS provisions in them,” he said.

    “I accept the government had to defend the matter, but if we hadn’t signed up to the Hong Kong agreement with ISDS provisions in it then there would not have been a tribunal hearing. Imagine what health outcomes could have been achieved with that $39m.”

    Patrick said the ISDS provisions in the TPP-11 could expose taxpayers to tens of millions of dollars in legal fees and potentially billions in damages in the event that federal parliament makes changes to laws that don’t suit foreign companies.

    But luckily theres no slippery slope or the knicker sniffers of the global “I cant fix myself, but I can fix the world” brigades might be encouraged to inflict their psychosis’ on us in other ways.

    The challenge to Australia was seen as a test case for public health legislation globally, and its win could lead to tighter marketing rules for unhealthy foods and alcohol as well as tobacco.

    I repeat, these do gooders are deeply damaged people seeking to mitigate their own feelings of self disgust by “fixing” everyone else, rather than fuck off and fix themselves.

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

  67. stackja

    Baldrick – TA expects decorum.

  68. Cassie of Sydney

    I watched Outsiders yesterday morning. I don’t believe that the exchange that occurred in the senate which DL repeated on Outsiders is libellous…although I am no lawyer. Where he exposed himself was that he couldn’t stop himself. He added words to the effect “I knew of rumours or I have heard the rumours”…anyway something like that. I knew as soon as he uttered them that the shit would hit the fan. It has been played up by the media….of course…….and then you have so called Liberal dicks like Kenny last night being all sanctimonious about it. Dickhead Kenny got stuck into DL, omitting the context of the senate exchange, just virtue signalling. Pathetic.

  69. .

    If he said what I think he said outside of parliament, I think so.

    If describing what was said in Parliament can be libel or slander, then we’re all pretty much f&^%ed if an MP ever uses Parliamentary privilege.

    Was it a fair report of proceedings of public concern? See section 29 of the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW).

  70. .

    So does anyone reckon a conservative ought to bring up promiscuity during a debate about abortion on demand, or is that “disgusting” too?

  71. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    DL’s problem is that there is no evidence Senator Sarah said what he claims.

  72. Baldrick

    Baldrick – TA expects decorum.

    I couldn’t give a toss what TA expects. The first sign of a showdown with the Greenfilth socialists and he goes to water demanding an apology from DL. Weak as piss.

  73. stackja

    DL in Senate on how many votes? Probably same as SHY?

  74. James in Melbourne

    What was the actual SHY comment regarding “all men” – the comment that Leyonhjelm alleges she made, along the lines of “all men are rapists?”

    There is absolutely nothing on which I would agree with SHY, but Leyonhjelm has been a bloody idiot, here.

    Of what possible relevance is her private life, or her romantic/sexual preferences, in this argument? Who cares what she does outside work hours?

    I think his comments were gratuitously offensive, had no relevance, and were completely uncalled-for; but Leyonhjelm’s real stupidity is that someone from the right-of-centre should never give a lefty valid admission pass to the moral high ground, because they will milk it relentlessly, for months, with the media’s help. He ought to apologise to her out of common decency, and then apologise to all on the right-of-centre for giving away such a free kick.

  75. .

    See if you can catch your council out on using the propaganda written by the commissary:

    http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/stormwater/crk/materials/mrcar.htm

  76. Good effort so far. They have been checked them for accuracy and some contributions fall under various umbrellas and there’s a bit of leeway with certain ones; coal power has not been officially outlawed but legally you don’t need to. There are also iffy ones; straws haven’t been banned like bags, just Woolies who said they won’t sell them anymore.

    1. Plastic bags
    2. Live exports of cattle
    3. Free Speech
    4. Tasers / Mace for self-defence
    5. Coal fired power stations
    6. Fracking
    7. Nuclear power
    8. Lightbulbs
    9. Building homes without a rainwater tank (SA)
    10. Land clearing
    11. Tree clearing on your own property
    12. Collecting firewood
    13. Second-hand car imports
    14. Two-stroke motors
    15. Riding a bike without a helmet
    16. Shots, doubles or pre-mixed drinks after midnight (NSW)
    17. Drinks served in glass after midnight (NSW)
    18. BottleO’s opening after 10.30pm (NSW)
    19. Sugary drinks in hospitals (NSW)
    20. Cigarette packaging
    21. Nicotine vaping
    22. Vaping in public (NSW)
    23. Cash payments over $10,000
    24. Online poker
    25. Overseas online lottery
    26. Greyhound Racing
    27. Video games with overt sex / violence
    28. Party balloons (VIC)
    29. Freon in fridges
    30. Over-the-counter codeine medications
    31. Climbing Ayres Rock
    32. Mooning (VIC)

  77. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Until Abbott, Turnbull and Shorten are removed from Australian politics, this country can never heal from its brokenness.

  78. stackja

    Baldrick – Get elected and show TA how to be tough.

  79. Not being allowed to nuke the place a.few miles around with DDT at the first whine of a salt water mosquito in summer.

    Not.being allowed to refer to a saltwater mosquito as “as one of those little black bastards”.

  80. Oh come on

    It was a disgusting comment.Senator H-Y was visibly In tears in her workplace this morning

    Mmmmm yummy yummy leftist tears, so good.

  81. Mother Lode

    Can’t get a bag for the job anymore.

    There is a tried and tested alternative.

    Glad Wrap and gaffer tape.

    We know it works.

  82. JC

    Why is any of what David L libel. Handsome& Young clearly impugned all men with the ra-pe gene comment and David L responded with a smart arse reply in context and demonstrating taking offense to her characterization of men.

    She then approached him, called him a creep and he dismissed her by telling her to fuck off.

    Where is there a legal entanglement here?

  83. Baldrick

    Baldrick – Get elected and show TA how to be tough.

    If I need to show TA how to be tough then he’s already in the wrong job.

  84. Chris

    Building homes WITH a rainwater tank (elsewhere)

  85. Oh come on

    She then approached him, called him a creep and he dismissed her by telling her to fuck off.

    What’s not to love here?

    It seems as though DL is in hot water for comments made on TV later, though.

  86. thefrolickingmole

    rickw

    Good vid, I knew about the differing fuel qualities, but didnt realize they could have that huge an effect on engine performance.

  87. Dickhead Kenny got stuck into DL, omitting the context of the senate exchange, just virtue signalling.

    Just to remind Cats, Kenny also went after Roger Franklin in a similar manner last year over the line in Quadrant about the Manchester concert bomb being, hypothetically, at Ultimo.

    We can’t even call Australia cucked anymore, it’s an insult to cucks who are at least male.

    Is there a female equivalent? “Vugged”?

  88. .

    Not a banning, but why do schoolteachers (in NSW at least) seem to all be wearing hi-vis on PLAYGROUND DUTY?

    I mean, who is driving a crane around a playground? Are they blasting for a bloody gypsum mine? Did they build the school on top of Poldark MP’s Stannary?

    One justification is so that “kids can see the teacher”.

    They can’t tell the people they know, who are 2 feet taller, dressed differently, walking around with a whistle, a megaphone or a mug of coffee???

  89. Oh come on

    It would be a highlight of your political career if you ever got to tell a crusading Green bearing down on you to just fuck off already. Drop the c-bomb while you’re at it, too.

  90. .

    It seems as though DL is in hot water for comments made on TV later, though.

    No, he has a full, statutory defence.

  91. Mother Lode

    Senator H-Y was visibly In tears in her workplace this morning

    I am accustomed to seeing spoilt, brattish kids burst into tears when some other kid they don’t like isn’t punished for it.

    The grotesque heifer said all men were rapists – DL’s rebuttal put her on the spot: she enables these terrible men.

    She has the shits because she had no comeback.

    I hope DL keeps his powder dry until he has the chance to broadcast the silly fuss to the biggest, and broadest, audience he can.

    It is absurd the latitude given and hypocrisy forgiven of the left by the MSM.

  92. Mother Lode

    Ooh! In moderation.

    I feel like the bad kids at school!

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    Jonathan Swan

    Verified account

    @jonathanvswan
    5h5 hours ago
    More Jonathan Swan Retweeted The Wall Street Journal
    I remember early in Trump admin Bannon excitedly telling me this guy would be the next leader of Mexico. And me thinking he was nuts.

    Crazy Steve Bannon just might have a very good idea of what is happening in the world.

  94. Cracker night, threepemny bungers and burning Guy Fawkes at the stake in a bonfire.

    Fair dinkum. How politically incorrect is that.

  95. Makka

    America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in the White House

    By L. Todd Wood – – Sunday, July 1, 2018
    ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    After returning from a tour of some of the war zones in the Middle East — which ended with the Free Iran Gathering 2018 in Paris — I am struck by the realization that America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in The White House for eight years. If you look at the evidence, there really is no other conclusion. The calamitous consequences of the Obama presidency will be felt for the foreseeable future.

    In the short year and a half that President Trump has been in office, he has put in place policy that has mitigated the damage that President Obama inflicted on our national security and on our allies. The speed with which Trump has been able to turn things around points to the diabolical depths the Obama administration went to in order to undermine our national strength and way of life. All Trump had to do was stop doing things that hurt America; America could then take care of itself. The results are plain as day. However, it will take decades for the Obama damage to be completely undone. The deviousness of the Obama sedition runs deep.

    Think about it or a moment. If you wanted peace in the Middle East, why would you throw away the trillions of dollars spent, as well as the lives of thousands of American souls, by irresponsibly pulling out ALL American troops from Iraq? No matter your thoughts on starting the war, pulling out was an irresponsible thing to do. We still have troops in Germany, Korea and Japan, for God’s sake. Why? For stability, that’s why. As Colin Powell said, we broke it, now we own it. It was a given that instability would follow the force withdrawal. When you combine this act with the reality that Obama never really did try to defeat the Islamic State, what conclusion can you come up with? Trump defeated them in a few months. The conclusion is obvious: Obama really didn’t want to destroy them.

    Why did Obama and Hillary take down Moammar Gadhafi, who had already given up his nuclear weapons? Was it to destabilize Libya, where ISIS could gain another foothold? Why did Obama help install the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? What was the agenda behind the so-called Arab Spring?

    However, the coup-de-grace of anti-American activity was the JCPOA, or, to say it another way, the agreement to give Iran everything it wanted, including nuclear weapons and money — lots of money — which it immediately used to further destabilize the region, and existentially threaten the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel. To take it a step further, why didn’t Obama support the opposition against the Mullahs in 2009 when there was an obvious chance for regime change in Iran? Why didn’t Obama confront Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons use? One of the main unanswered questions is what ties did Valerie Jarrett really have to the Iranian regime?

    I won’t go into why Obama ran up more debt for the United States than all previous presidents combined. I won’t ask why he weakened our armed forces. I won’t ask why he used tyrannical policies, like using the agencies of the federal government to go after his political opposition. I won’t ask why he politicized our security apparatus in an attempt to frame President Trump.

    What I will say is that there was a big fox in the hen house for eight long years. Eight long years for people like Brennan, Hillary, Kerry, Clapper, Comey and Jarrett to really hurt us regarding our safety and security.

    Trump has a lot of house cleaning to do. Thank goodness he’s being quick about it.

  96. Oh come on

    No, he has a full, statutory defence.

    Why do you say that? Politicians who make accusations in parliament are frequently challenged to make the same comment outside of parliament.

  97. .

    What I said at 4:33 pm:

    If describing what was said in Parliament can be libel or slander, then we’re all pretty much f&^%ed if an MP ever uses Parliamentary privilege.

    Was it a fair report of proceedings of public concern? See section 29 of the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW).

    To my mind, he just relayed a summary of his version of events.

  98. struth

    Why do you say that? Politicians who make accusations in parliament are frequently challenged to make the same comment outside of parliament.

    Will Sea patrol be asked to clarify her statements regarding all men as wapists?

  99. Empire 5:5

    Adam Bandt @AdamBandt
    Thanks to Liberals Simon Birmingham and Tony Abbott for calling on David Leyonhjelm to apologise for his attacks on @sarahinthesen8. I think more than an apology is needed, but credit where it is due. I hope other men in Parl join the push to hold this grub to account.

    Communist hypocrite.

    “Adam Bandt is a horrible individual. He demonstrates it on a daily basis in parliament and frankly this just exemplifies it again in his pathetic comments about Jim Molan this week.”

    http://morningmail.org/bandt-cockroach-insults-senator-molan/

    Just another general revenue leech who will say and do anything for the vote of a useful idiot.

  100. What I will say is that there was a big fox in the hen house for eight long years.

    Thinking of Mikey Trumble. Not 8 years, but definitely a fox in the hen house.

  101. struth

    DL has to fight now.
    Today has seen the left hysteria grow.
    The bad man made the little girl cry and the cucks left and right pile on.

    The little girl was being a sneaky bitch and kicking the man under the table.

    If he doesn’t fight, he’ll be removed from office, one way or another.
    They just did it to Barnaby and the taste of Victory Lingers.

    He better fight.
    It’s good for democracy, and it’s good for waking the majority of brain dead Australians up, who are sleep walking us to oblivion.

  102. JC

    It seems as though DL is in hot water for comments made on TV later, though.

    Is there a link?

  103. DL insulted one fat useless tax hoovering eco loon. What a tragedy.

    SHY insulted 12 million Australian males.
    Just a statistic.

    The Stalinists are employing their heroes law.

  104. Makka

    I couldn’t give a toss what TA expects. The first sign of a showdown with the Greenfilth socialists and he goes to water demanding an apology from DL. Weak as piss.

    This.

    Confirmation that Abbott has not learned anything and will cave to leftard/feminista pressure because he still wants their love.

    FFS people, get over Abbott. He , like all the Libs, are jelly backs when it really comes down to it. They need to be destroyed.

    Good on DL for facing these scum down. It’s high time someone told SHY to fk off.

  105. Sinclair Davidson

    Gentlepeople – I am happy for people to be as critical as they like towards politicians and their policies Bear in mind however that people, including politicians, have rights under the law and at the minute that one particular politician is investigating whether her rights have been violated. So please tone it down.

  106. .

    Usually, people who “assess their options” or “will call their solicitors” are full of shit.

  107. Dr Fred Lenin

    Houses with rainwater tanks ,I hope the owners are aware that the rain that fills them belongs to the state ,like all land and money do , you should pay the state for that water ,people on mains supply have to pay the state for their water. One could assume that the wind and sun that supply power belongs to the state too ,are those using it paying the state for it ? The air we breathe of course comes under the control of the state too ,that’s why they are controlling Co2 emissions to get clean air to sell at premium prices it has all been worked out by university educated people ,so it must be right . \

  108. Baldrick

    Tonight’s Snowcone Variety Hour-

    Sarah Henderson, Liberal Member for Corangamite;
    Cory Bernardi, Leader of the Australian Conservatives;
    Catherine King, Shadow Health Minister;
    Erik Jensen, Editor-in-chief of The Saturday Paper; and
    Corey White, Roadmap to Paradise.

    Why Bernardi would agree to go on as the token Conservative is beyond me, but might be entertaining.

  109. stackja

    Mr Rusty houses commonly in 1950s had water tanks. Only later did water get piped in. Then Greens rediscovered water tanks.

  110. Stimpson J. Cat

    Burt Newton just apologized.
    What exactly do you think Leyonhjelm is going to have to do here, kids?

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE TIMES
    French bank robber escapes jail in helicopter

    Adam Sage
    The Times
    4:19PM July 2, 2018

    France’s prison authorities faced ridicule after the country’s most notorious bank robber escaped for the second time in five years.

    Redoine Faid, 46, who was serving a 25-year sentence for his role in the killing of Aurelie Fouquet, a police officer shot during a failed attempt to attack a cash transport vehicle in 2010, fled by helicopter from Reau prison, southeast of Paris.

    Police said at least three armed accomplices had helped him to get out. They took the pilot of a helicopter hostage at an airfield, forcing him at gunpoint to fly to the jail and to land in the main courtyard, which, unlike the exercise yard, lacks overhead protective nets because inmates rarely use it.

    The accomplices, dressed in black clothes, hoods and wearing police arm bands, used an angle grinder to cut a hole in the door leading to the visiting room, where Faid was with his brother. They walked out with him, creating confusion by setting off smoke bombs before forcing the helicopter pilot to take off.

    “They were well trained, professional and heavily armed and they knew where they were going,” said Yoan Karar, of the penitentiary branch of the Force Ouvriere union.

    From the Oz.

  112. Burt Newton just apologized.

    What? For appearing on TV?

  113. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    She wants to call all men ra pists, with no consequences.
    No one else pulled her up on it,

    That is so. I’m with Cassie that I suspect the case for libel wouldn’t fly. I hope he gets good legal advice and if he’s in the clear, then he should continue to satirize (lovely word connotations in that) her hypocrisy by pointing it out in the ways the Leigh Lowe suggests.

    The gentlemanly men coming in to say poor Whale Watcher need to take the tough kitteh line. She’s insulted all fine men, and she needs to be told that in no uncertain terms.

    Cactus – re the logies – I think people watch them because they feel so disempowered elsewhere they enjoy a little sense of being able to make a judgement (even if it’s only vicarious and they haven’t bothered to vote on it). I guess you’d have to watch the shows the contenders are in for it to make any sense; I haven’t even heard of most of them.

  114. stackja

    Baldrick – Cory is little known to most voters. ABC offering free advertising.

  115. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ffs – everyone stop apologizing.

    Where’s the t-shirt? I’m. not. sorry.

  116. Boambee John

    stackja
    #2752540, posted on July 2, 2018 at 5:08 pm
    Mr Rusty houses commonly in 1950s had water tanks. Only later did water get piped in. Then Greens rediscovered water tanks.

    The Slime usually favour collective over individual action, like the communists they are.

    Strangely, when it comes to rooftop solar and household water tanks, they favour individual over collective action. Millions of little power stations and dams (tanks) rather than collective ones. Strange.

  117. JC

    What exactly do you think Leyonhjelm is going to have to do here, kids?

    He could do two things.
    1. Sit it all out and amuse himself from the sidelines.

    2. He could make an apology to the senate for using bad language in the chamber and also call on the landwhale to apologize for abusing him like that too, as her behavior was totally inappropriate in the senate.

  118. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why does everybody suddenly think they are Trump or Milo or The Goddamned Leaf Lobster?

    They aren’t.

    This will become painfully obvious.

  119. Makka

    Horowitz IG report reveals Clinton lied about the tarmac meeting with Lynch. It was pre-arranged, not spontaneous.

  120. Spider

    Laugh.

    On The Drum apparently Sky is an echo chamber.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  121. Speedbox

    Millions of little power stations…..

    Well that is collective in the sense that each domestic solar system (supposedly) feeds something back into the network (for the collective good).

    In due course, the feed-in tariff will be substantially reduced, then eliminated entirely, once the number of domestic solar systems reaches a much higher number. What are you going to do? Disconnect your system from the grid? Sure, with a Government imposed disconnection fee of $xxxx.

    Then, you will contributing to the greater good of the nation. Comrade.

  122. .

    Bernardi on the whole Hanson-Young idiocy:

    Senator Cory Bernardi speaks about the controversy at the conclusion of the Senate sitting fortnight, involving an exchange between Greens SA senator Sarah Hanson-Young and NSW LDP Senator David Leyonhjelm. Senator Bernardi says Hanson-Young has form on emotional behaviour.

    “Sarah Hanson Young has a history of saying very, very provocative statements, and when someone calls her on them, she denies it or starts crying and going for the sympathy card, which is her want when people say things she doesn’t like…”

    “I’ve heard some vile things come from her, and I’ve stood up and said *that’s unParliamentary!*, she pretends it never happened..”

    So it is like someone has stood up to the Queen Bee in high school…

    From the Australian Conservatives’ YouTube channel:

  123. JC

    Cohenite

    There’s nothing in your link to show what David L said. Either give us the right link or stop sending people on wild goose chases.

  124. .

    Good luck with that court case Sarah – I’m guessing a good man like Cory would be a reliable witness for DL.

  125. JC

    Cory Bernardi.. yea! You go Girl.

  126. JC

    Good luck with that court case Sarah – I’m guessing a good man like Cory would be a reliable witness for DL.

    Isn’t David L lovable.. almost now as lovable as the Agent Orange.

    I’ll go ape shit if he apologizes to her though.

  127. Roger

    DL’s problem is that there is no evidence Senator Sarah said what he claims.

    As senators cannot not be called as witnesses and recordings of the debate cannot not be subpoenaed it comes come down to the credibility of the complainant vs that of the accused.

  128. Ragu

    Leyonhjelm, get back in here!

  129. Geriatric Mayfly

    Return of the native. Not a feather seen since last spring of my three kookaburras. Then two days ago a chortle from the usual branch in the almond tree and a familiar visitor sits perched. But his balance was askew, and on closer appraisal part of his upper beak was missing. As he could not pick up morsels, he flew off and I assumed he would die of starvation. Today he was back, and wolfed down a ton of mince, each beak-full a juggling feat; but it was to my satisfaction (and his) that he winged home with a full crop.

  130. JC

    Can I make one smallish suggestion to David L. Can he knock the j in his name, as it’s awfully annoying to remember where it goes. Other than that, all’s good.

  131. cohenite

    Cohenite

    There’s nothing in your link to show what David L said. Either give us the right link or stop sending people on wild goose chases.

    Seriously head prefect; wipe that glitter from your eyes and look again at the photo from Outsiders:

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jul/02/sarah-hanson-young-legal-advice-sky-news-sexist-progamme

    The abc is printing what the FB says she said, to wit:

    Her office told the ABC that she yelled across the chamber: “Putting Tasers on the streets isn’t going to protect women from men.”

    From the same article DL is quoted as saying:

    “She has said words to the effect that all men are r.pists and that would seem to me to be a double standard when she is obviously a normal woman who likes men,” he told the ABC.

    There you have it: DL thinks the FB is normal.

  132. Empire 5:5

    Makka
    #2752553, posted on July 2, 2018 at 5:22 pm
    Horowitz IG report reveals Clinton lied about the tarmac meeting with Lynch. It was pre-arranged, not spontaneous.

    Surely not?

    We had all the usual dirtbags here a few weekends back assuring everyone the fakestream portrayal of the IG report summary was spot on. A big nothingburger.

    No fakestream coverage of the top of p.294 either.

    The guts of the report give some clues as to who Huber is going to hammer.

  133. Empire 5:5

    Can I make one smallish suggestion to David L. Can he knock the j in his name, as it’s awfully annoying to remember where it goes. Other than that, all’s good.

    Dave Leyon. Not a dugong.

  134. JC

    Seriously head prefect; wipe that glitter from your eyes and look again at the photo from Outsiders:

    Okay, I didn’t see it there. It’s not exactly staring at you in the face. You should have told us the first time where to look for it, you idiot.

  135. cohenite

    You should have told us the first time where to look for it, you idiot.

    I have overestimated you again.

  136. JC

    One more question, Cohenite.

    Did David L say that or did Sky put that up that header as an interpretation of what he said? Do you kn0w?

  137. Makka

    The guts of the report give some clues as to who Huber is going to hammer.

    Said to be more than 40,000 sealed indictments filed in US Federal District Criminal Courts since last October with Huber’s team of 450 odd investigators hard at it.

  138. calli

    Handon-Young is too soft to be in politics. She needs to resign her place to someone with a stiff upper lip and teflon coating. Making insulting, false accusations then resorting to tears because someone says something mean back is pathetic.

  139. JC

    Calli

    She isn’t the worst offender in the party for being too soft and delicate. That little worm from the melbourne seat is even more so.

  140. Pedro the Ignorant

    I will think much less of DL if he offers any sort of apology to Sarah Sea Patrol.

  141. .

    As senators cannot not be called as witnesses and recordings of the debate cannot not be subpoenaed it comes come down to the credibility of the complainant vs that of the accused.

    But they’re both Senators…seriously, are we going to see a Supreme Court trial run in chambers, like a lowly registrar looking at the assets of a broke judgment debtor in a rural local court?

    What a gin show.

  142. JC

    The L man should give her another decent serve in the senate. Always be escalating.

  143. thefrolickingmole

    Escalate you say?
    Invite your opponents to keep smacking themselves in Xirs genitalia with a mallet you say?
    Encourage the lunatic wing to ostracize and vilify those in their own party who arent insane you say?

    Trump taunts Democrats over calls to abolish Ice: ‘They’ll never win another election’

    After a day of mass demonstrations against Donald Trump’s family separations policy and calls by prominent Democrats to abolish the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or Ice, the president dared Democrats to pursue the issue in the run-up to midterm elections in November.

    “All it’s going to do is lead to massive, massive crime,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business that aired on Sunday. “That’s going to be their [Democrats’] platform, open borders which equals crime.

    “I think they’ll never win another election. So I’m actually quite happy about it.”
    ……….

    At a rally in Boston, Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren called for the abolition of Ice, taking up similar calls from other 2020 presidential prospects including senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old leftwinger who rose to national attention after shocking senior House Democrat Joe Crowley in a primary in New York, campaigned on a platform that included the abolition of Ice.

    and whats even better the Trump hate means they actually take time at the end of the article to emphasize his claims, without the self awareness to realize they are doing it.

    Trump has repeatedly used the word “liberate” to describe Ice efforts in which arrests have been made. He exaggerates: no American town is ruled by the MS-13 gang.

    And all God emperor trump has to add is “Yet”….

    This is an awesome timeline for the USA, Australia, not so much

  144. jupes

    Fuck me dead what a country.

    The Greens should be called out for hypocrisy and told to fuck off every day of the week. Yet when DL treats the most vile of the Greens as they all should be treated, the cucks line up to condemn him. Actually this is a good test to see how principled our so called ‘conservatives’ in parliament and the media really are.

    Failed already: Abbott and Kenny. Bernardi is holding the line so far, but let’s see how he goes tonight on QandA. Be interesting to watch Bolta tonight too.

  145. cohenite

    Did David L say that or did Sky put that up that header as an interpretation of what he said? Do you kn0w?

    That is the money question.

  146. H B Bear

    FFS here is the link to Leyonhjelm on Outsiders. Watch it and find out exactly what he said.

  147. Des Deskperson

    Speaking of the loggers, here’s Ben Pojbe – a leftist but a refreshingly good writer – has written about the appalling Bert Newton on the ABC news website:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-02/logies-bert-newton-trifecta-of-insults/9930556

    What interested me were his comments on the ‘Gold Logie’ award:

    “The Newton ritual makes more sense when you realise that the Gold Logie, Australian TV’s most coveted award, is presented not to the best show, the best actor, writer or director. Indeed, it’s not presented to the best anything: it is for Most Popular Personality….It’s no surprise the Gold Logie can be awarded to a man whose show has been cancelled — or to someone who didn’t even have a show on air at the time: it’s an award that is specifically not for any actual achievement.”

    Poor Ben has forgotten that Wonderful Waleed won a Golden Logie back in, IIRC, 2016. He’s inadvertently – I assume – lumped Wally in with the likes of Denise Drysdale, where many might aver- though certainly no one at ABC/Fairfax, he actually belongs.

    Ben needs to watch himself.

  148. Empire 5:5

    Sad. It looks like Abbott caught it from his sister.

    Life has been unkind since Goldman Sachs fired him from Kirribilli.
    .

  149. Natural Instinct

    H B Bear

    Great minds think alike.
    But we are really helping the lazy

  150. thefrolickingmole

    You might joke about compulsory re-education, however…
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/02/australian-students-who-dressed-as-kkk-forced-to-study-indigenous-subject

    A group of Australian university students who dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan and in blackface as a “cotton-picking” slave will be forced to complete a course on Australian Indigenous culture.

    Charles Sturt University announced on Monday that five students had received punishments ranging from exclusion and suspension to a requirement to complete the university’s Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities subject.
    ….
    A course description for the first-year Indigenous culture subject says it provides students with “knowledge and understanding of pre- and post-invasion Indigenous Australian cultures, including the continuity and change between past and present culture and the impact of historical policies and practices upon Indigenous Australian communities and families.

    “This subject will introduce strategies and skills for working effectively within Indigenous Australian contexts or with Indigenous Australian colleagues.”

  151. Confused Old Misfit

    I hope Bernardi has his ducks in a nice neat row tonight,

  152. jupes

    If you have been in doubt as to where the Australian media stands on fair and balanced reporting, check these out:

    @David_Speers
    Follow Follow @David_Speers
    More David Speers Retweeted Sky News Australia
    The comments were completely unacceptable and should have been called out by Rowan and Ross at the time. There’s room for plenty of opinions, but basic human decency should come first. Sexism is never ok. I’m glad Sky News has apologised. I have also contacted @sarahinthesen8

    Annabel Crabb

    @annabelcrabb
    Cannot believe the producer gets to carry the can for this on-air exchange. Are you serious?

    Ashleigh Gillon

    @ash_gillon
    I value the contribution @sarahinthesen8 makes to political discourse & have expressed to her my dismay over her treatment. It’s not on.

    Kieran Gilbert

    @Kieran_Gilbert
    “Sarah Hanson-Young is dedicated to arguing for what she believes will better our nation. Agree or disagree with her policies and arguments on how to get there, that’s fine. But Senator Hanson-Young deserves respect and sadly today she wasn’t shown that… 1/2

    Laura Jayes

    @ljayes
    You deserve better than that @sarahinthesen8 …. as a parliamentarian, as a woman, as a human being.
    And we wonder why women aren’t immediately attracted to a career in politics? 🤨

    Thank goodness DL is still escalating:

    David Leyonhjelm

    @DavidLeyonhjelm
    [email protected] won’t even listen to @Joe_Hildebrand explain the misandry. What a bigoted bitch. #ldpau

  153. Tailgunner

    Monty, the Trump Impeachment Updates, please.

  154. Empire 5:5

    Said to be more than 40,000 sealed indictments filed in US Federal District Criminal Courts since last October with Huber’s team of 450 odd investigators hard at it

    He can empanel a grand jury in any state. That’s a lot of pain.

    Just as well Sleepy Jeff hired more prosecutors.

  155. Dr Fred Lenin

    Trump is brilliant ! He is stirring the pot and the stupid left is biting desparately every statement or brain fart policy they come up with he tops it and destroys them . Their “highly educated “. media stuffs up at every turn , +they can’t even concoct a decent Lie . Now the great tide that was going to sweep Trump from office is looking like a storm in a puddle of poodle pee . They . Trumpists are sweeping the uniparty “republicans “ out of office as the groundswell of a Real Peoples Revolution spreads throughout the USA . He has the Norks stopping anti America day ,the Iranians in trouble with protests ,the Chinese fearing massive cuts to their balance of payments bottom line, the Fourth Reich under Kanzller merkel on the run ,the Italians. Slovaks ,Czechs , Poles ,Hungarians and Bulgarians in revolt against=t theBrussels commissars foreign invasion;+. No doubt about it for a non politician he makes the careerists look like rank amateurs , GO DONALD GO !

  156. Makka

    He has the Norks stopping anti America day ,the Iranians in trouble with protests ,the Chinese fearing massive cuts to their balance of payments bottom line, the Fourth Reich under Kanzller merkel on the run ,the Italians. Slovaks ,Czechs , Poles ,Hungarians and Bulgarians in revolt against=t theBrussels commissars foreign invasion;+.

    Canada and Mexico grovelling for trade deals now that Trump has nixed NAFTA.

  157. struth

    A course description for the first-year Indigenous culture subject says it provides students with “knowledge and understanding of pre- and post-invasion Indigenous Australian cultures, including the continuity and change between past and present culture and the impact of historical policies and practices upon Indigenous Australian communities and families.

    According to who .
    These fucking moronic professors and education frumps wouldn’t know black culture if they fell over it.
    Take my word for it.
    They haven’t a clue.
    But arrogant in their own ignorance to be laughable if it wasn’t so dangerous.
    And all they really are interested in is the dangerous.
    Dangerous to our civilisation.
    The fact these geese think they have any knowledge of a culture and a history only verbal and politicised to such a degree it’s complete left wing myth they’re ignorantly chanting, taught to them by a fat , white political activist who discovered her aboriginality while picking her nose on a Sydney commuter train, means if I was a student , I’d surely be having fun.

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A course description for the first-year Indigenous culture subject says it provides students with “knowledge and understanding of pre- and post-invasion Indigenous Australian cultures, including the continuity and change between past and present culture and the impact of historical policies and practices upon Indigenous Australian communities and families.

    I can’t imagine an exercise more likely to reinforce every negative stereotype you possessed in the first place?

  159. Geriatric Mayfly

    Putin believes in the indissoluble endurance of the Russian Fatherland American Thinker.

    This gender business has gone too far. It has always been Mother Russia and may it remain so. I would hate to see Tchaikovsky’s Six Symphony rewritten to suit the physiological confusions that are currently upon us.

  160. A group of Australian university students who dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan and in blackface as a “cotton-picking” slave will be forced to complete a course on Australian Indigenous culture.

    Huh?
    USA, the KKK, and picking cotton by hand, and there’s somehow a connection to pre-contact culture in…. Australia?

    FMD x eleventy eleven.

  161. Dr Fred Lenin

    What the hell has the KuKlux Klan and Al Jolson minstrel blackface got to do with Australian aboriginals ? ,most aboriginals are white ,ask Centrelink they know . More likely to offend Apex gangsters .

  162. Pickles

    Bush tele has it that Motts who went to The Black Swan (akaDirty Duck or Charcoal Chook) for well publicized fancy dress bender as characters from various Oscar Award Winning movies got punted for between 2 semesters and 2 years.

    Anyone got number for Morris QC?

  163. struth

    Lefties see all black people the same.
    All aboriginal clans and tribes.
    All under the same flag.
    The flag for black skin.
    Sure there’s room for American negroes under the aboriginal flag.
    Why not says the lefty, they’re all black.

    Racists the lot.

  164. Roger

    School teachers can discuss deviant sexual practices with children in the frankest of terms but Twitter goes into meltdown over Bert Newton using the word ‘poof’ in a humorous, self deprecatory manner.

    We are living in very strange times.

  165. Whalehunt fun

    Question: Can he empanel a grand jury in each one. Set up 50 grand juries all at the same time. Sounds like fun.

  166. JC

    You know how I know that word, Albert.

    I sat for an entrance exam to Melbourne High and there was a verbal part. Concupiscence came up and you were given a multiple choice for its meaning. I guessed and guessed wrong, as I looked it up after the test. Never forgot it. It’s pretty risque asking year 9 kids about a word that means having a yuge appetite for sex.

  167. John Constantine

    Battling Billy Stanlake.

  168. So a producer of ‘Outsiders’ (normally so impeccably produced and never at all hijacked by far-left leaning, work experience, j’ism school boofheads) puts up a banner that can be used on every ABC report and GetUp propaganda release for the rest of time and then all of a sudden it seems the entire Sky News commentariat all simultaneously jump down the throats of DL, Ross and Rowan.

    Gee that isn’t even the slightest bit suspicious is it?

  169. struth

    Concupiscence came up and you were given a multiple choice for its meaning.

    Was supplying a urine sample one of the options?

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    Today he was back, and wolfed down a ton of mince, each beak-full a juggling feat

    GM – Tough for a kookaburra with a damaged beak.

    Signs today that spring is approaching. Male kooka was trying to chase the currawongs out of his favourite tree in the front yard, which has a nest box I put up. Be nice if they decide to use it.

  171. Makka

    Huber doesn’t need to advise if he has set up a Grand Jury. He could have a dozen or more on the go right now.

    Lot of speculation that the masses of politician stand downs and CEO resignations are linked to Huber’s efforts, ditto DoJ and FBI . Have to wait and see the outcomes.

  172. Exit Stage Right

    Mr Rusty,

    Fireworks.
    Probably more than ten years ago but sale of fireworks prohibited everywhere in Australia except Tasmania. (Apparently you can still buy sparklers) Happy memories of Cracker Night in Tassie, May 24th, Empire Day, not Nov 11 Armistice Day. Now you need upteen permits and a registered contractor to perform the lighting, clearance from the Fire authorities etc. Our friend, the good Senator D. Leyonjhelm has previously written on this subject. More nanny state from governments.

  173. Tel

    Handon-Young is too soft to be in politics.

    She’s not soft, she’s obviously faking. Hinch might be dopey but he ain’t that dopey, he’s pulling the White Knight act and he knows it’s all bullshit.

    What a bunch of shallow carpetbaggers. Australia needs some better quality spivs.

  174. Death Giraffe

    It is a shocking indictment on Australia that the only person willing to take on the Greens in the manner they deserve is a rainbow unicorn faerieland libertarian.
    I’m loving that bastard.
    Godspeed, Lyonjhelm.

  175. Roger

    It has always been Mother Russia and may it remain so.

    Interestingly, it was Putin who renamed the public holiday commemorating the formation of the Red Army in 1919 to ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’ in 2002.

  176. Geriatric Mayfly

    No, that’s not a printing error. The annualized inflation rate for Venezuela is, according to Steve Hanke, 41,838%.

    Word is, that the next George Negus trip to Venezuela (via Cuba) is over-subscribed. George’s advance black currency spivs guarantee all travellers top rates and the trip of a lifetime on a shoe string. Air travel and food not included.

  177. struth

    This little SHY episode will be very telling.
    Our left are very much more in control of the narrative here than in other countries people on this blog often “tut tut”.
    This thing that DL has done confronts their power.
    It must and cannot be tolerated because power is all that matters to them.
    He must be punished and they will not rest until he is.
    They can’t have this insubordination shown without immediate reaction and punishment.
    He needs to be made an example of.
    Unfortunately for us, D.L. is no Trump.
    But I wish him all the best anyway.

  178. Snoopy

    That French jailbreak was something else.

  179. calli

    SHY isn’t too soft to be in politics.
    FMD.
    Do you believe her tears?

    Oh, struth! Do you think I was serious?

    She’s a transparent, vindictive girl-child, used to manipulating others’ emotions to get what she wants. The whole wymynses movement is built upon it.

    There are more than capable women out there who are very good at their jobs in traditionally male-dominated areas. They have been overshadowed by these diversity-pick numpties. Now there is always the thought in the back of my mind – did she get there because talent and hard work or because quotas? They have set women back by decades with their selfish entitlement.

  180. JC

    Unfortunately for us, D.L. is no Trump.

    Well he’s sure acted that way so far. In fact, he’s done exactly what we’d expect from Agent Orange.

  181. struth

    Who does that remind me of? Let me see. I just can’t put my finger on it.

    I’d pay for both of you to go out to dinner together.

  182. struth

    Why isn’t Ol’ leathery holidaying in sunny Venezuela, or beautiful Cuba.
    Those fashionable left wing appreciation adventures into utopia.

  183. Makka

    Well he’s sure acted that way so far. In fact, he’s done exactly what we’d expect from Agent Orange.

    Except Trump wants to strengthen borders, not weaken them.

    DL did well but he is no Trump. He told a cow to fk off so don’t get too carried away.

  184. struth

    did she get there because talent and hard work or because quotas? They have set women back by decades with their selfish entitlement

    There is another way……………………..

  185. Went to the link on the DL interview that Natural Instinct provided upthread.

    The whole thing seems pretty benign to me, he should escalate against the cry-bullies

  186. Some History

    David L: ‘Tis, ‘Tis, ‘Tis.

    Sarah: ‘Snot, ‘Snot, ‘SNOT. [sob sob]

  187. struth

    You don’t have to, as it will never happen here nor in the afterlife.

    I didn’t think I’d be opening my wallet.
    But I learn from the left.
    Offer something you’ll never have to pay for yourself.

  188. Percy Popinjay

    That French jailbreak was something else.

    It’s a pity Inspector Clouseau could not be reached for comment.

  189. struth

    Moonface reported on the French Jailbreak.

    One poof and they were gone.

  190. Gab

    Nauru bans the ABC from covering Pacific Islands Forum over ‘blatant interference’

    Sems the government in Nauru is not as deluded or scared of the ABC as our politicians.

  191. H B Bear

    Sems the government in Nauru is not as deluded or scared of the ABC as our politicians.

    Maybe they don’t know it is Australia’s most trusted news source?

  192. Farmer Gez

    How long before Lyonhjelm gets another gig on SKY or any other media?
    The answer should tell you how clever he was baiting in SHY.

  193. stackja

    DL getting publicity. Will he get votes?

  194. Roger

    I’ll get rushed through the pearly gates immedaitely while she will end up shafted to the 4th to 7th circle of Dante’s inferno.

    If hell is other people, as Sartre stated, Sarah and David might well be room mates.

  195. Nick

    The furore over Moonface’s comments, snore. Had a luvvie like Joel Creaseysaid it, the Left would be tittering. Perhaps the offence was to criticise a homosexual ?

  196. Now there is always the thought in the back of my mind – did she get there because talent and hard work or because quotas?

    Neither.
    No real woman would join The Green Filth let alone run for Parliament with them. Her competition within the party is a deranged Commie anti-Semite, a creature who married a chick who thinks she has a dick and a bimbo so stupid that she thinks finishing a jigsaw in 3 months is an achievement because it says ‘3-4 years’ on the box.

  197. Some History

    In HansonHyphenYoung’s metronomic speaking manner:

    “As a… woman, a sister… and a… mother, I… will continue to stand… up. I will not… be intimidated… or bullied by… offensive [and] sexist slurs,” she tweeted.

    “It is a… sad… reflection on… society that even in… 2018, attacks… like these occur to… women after they… have spoken out… about sexism, sexual harassment and abuse… in their workplace and… daily lives,” she said.

    “It is greatly… disappointing and it… sends a damaging… message to… our community that… Senator Leyonhjelm has… been given multiple… platforms to continue… making these harmful… remarks.”

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/sarah-hanson-young-threatens-legal-action-over-david-leyonhjelm-s-sexual-comments-20180702-p4zozm.html

  198. Rae

    Rae #2752637, posted on July 2, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    egg_ #2752365, posted on July 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Rae #2752361, posted on July 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    ‘Hooking up’ was the term du jour, IIRC.

    Apropos of what? The comment referenced has disappeared.

    Yeah, sorry. Chemo brain atm. I recall now. Someone unnamed said “another someone named only as a hyprocrite” was quoted in print that he/she/it enjoys one night stands. I asked where it was quoted in print.

    No idea why my comment disappeared.

  199. struth

    Yes JC.
    When I was younger I was sure I was going to Hell, and would be busy shaking hands with everybody I knew.
    Now I know that , it’s only going to be you and me getting our wings.
    Maybe Arky and Lizzie and OWG and BfN and a few others here, as well.
    To tell the truth, I’m not even sure about Mrs Struth.
    Those other bastards are doomed.
    Like Chess?

  200. Mark A

    Alan Kohler The Australian July 2, 2018

    Tony Abbott was ridiculed, including by me, for urging the Government to nationalise the Liddell power station to keep it going, but the idea wasn’t entirely ridiculous. The only way electricity prices will be lowered is by direct government intervention, either subsidies or ownership, and, in any case, the mess is mainly Abbott’s and the Coalition’s, so maybe the Coalition should own it.

    Seriously though, compulsory acquisition of Liddell, and even the plan to build Snowy 2.0, or any other direct government intervention, are the last things the electricity market needs — the market needs to work, and that means higher prices than we became used to.

    The surge in prices was mainly caused by prices being too low for too long,

    What a load of crap!
    The3 power companies made money, the price was right and proper, it was government intervention and global warming madness that ruined our energy supply.

  201. Rae

    Sorry again, Should be “I said” in front of the first “Someone”.

  202. Baldrick

    Softcock Bolt says David Leyonhjelm should apologise because, “Leyonhjelm is a warrior for free speech and so am I, but …”
    Quelle surprise!

  203. Gentlepeople – I am happy for people to be as critical as they like towards politicians and their policies Bear in mind however that people, including politicians, have rights under the law and at the minute that one particular politician is investigating whether her rights have been violated. So please tone it down.

    Yep, libel laws in this country are so skewed to the plaintiff that I am surprised Sinclair hasn’t been done like a dinner in court.

  204. struth

    Fuck off Monty.
    Sad little authoritarian.

  205. Stimpson J. Cat

    DL getting publicity. Will he get votes?

    Yes yes.

    Men want to be him, women want to vote for him.

    Don’t be stupid.

    This will end in libertarian tears.

  206. Snoopy

    hasn’t been done like one of dinners….

  207. Exit Stage Right

    Mr Rusty,

    Spud guns-prohibited,. FMD
    Air Rifles (BB Guns). Need a licence.

  208. Natural Instinct

    The surge in prices was mainly caused by prices being too low for too long,

    Rubbish.
    1) Government guaranteed Return of Assets above Cost of Capital drove over investment in the network by the distribution companies, i.e. gold plating
    2) Renewable Certificates etc and all the green subsidies drove up wholesale prices from the generators.
    3) Renewables are disruptive to the network – needing more investment, needing more guaranteed ROA
    If the government left the market, prices would drop.
    .
    But I guess Kohler does not want his car keyed when he parks in the ABC carpark, so he has to say these things.

  209. Natural Instinct

    Bolt (and Price) are becoming chardonnay conservatives.
    I guess, they too want to get invited to dinner parties.

  210. Delta A

    Yeah, sorry. Chemo brain atm.

    You hang around the Cat merely to push your left agenda and oppose every view presented by conservatives/libertarians/ centre rights. However, if you are suffering an illness which requires chemotherapy, then I wish you well for your recovery.

  211. Price has always been a creampuff.

  212. Roger

    If the government left the market, prices would drop.

    Please, God.

    Lord, have mercy.

    Shall we suffer the idiocy of politicians forever?

  213. H B Bear

    About the nicest thing you can say about Kohler is that he is better than Alberscreechi. That is all.

  214. C.L

    Bolt (and Price) are becoming chardonnay conservatives.

    Becoming?

  215. Rae

    Hi Snipey Snark. Couldn’t resist a shot at me, hey. Shove your faux well wishes.

  216. C.L

    Price takes a paycheck to be the national representation of ridiculed conservatism on The Project.
    He is literally a clown.

  217. H B Bear

    I’m thinking about watching Bernardi on Teh Snowcone Variety Hour for the head explosions tonight. Does anyone have the link to enable us in the West to watch it in real time?

  218. Shall we suffer the idiocy of politicians forever?

    Yes – people just keep voting for them.
    What alternative result do you expect?

  219. Nick

    I turned Bolta off. SHY isn’t the victim by any means.

  220. Snoopy

    However, if you are suffering an illness which requires chemotherapy, then I wish you well for your recovery.

    Rae has alluded to his treatment before.

  221. H B Bear

    He is literally a clown.

    That is a very generous assessment.

  222. calli

    Perhaps the offence was to criticise a homosexual ?

    That is always an offence.

    I had an amusing run-in with The King many moons ago. Let’s just say he oozed entitlement and bad manners. Fortunately he was put in his place by an underwhelmed restauranteur.

    Good times.

  223. Natural Instinct

    I’m thinking about watching Bernardi on Teh Snowcone Variety Hour

    I thought they outlawed bear-baiting some years ago?

  224. Frank

    Senator H-Y was visibly In tears in her workplace this morning.

    Does anyone really believe this?

  225. EvilElvis

    Senator H-Y was visibly In tears in her workplace this morning.

    Christ, she’d go well with me then, meltdown city!

  226. calli

    Can you be invisibly in tears?

    😂

  227. Some History

    Cry Me A River – Julie London

  228. Stimpson J. Cat

    Senator H-Y was visibly In tears in her workplace this morning.

    Because Monty got the last donut.
    It happens.

  229. Delta A

    Senator H-Y was visibly In tears in her workplace this morning.

    She has form with the boo-hooing when it suits her.

  230. Rae

    The Langoliers have been at work.

  231. Frank

    From that takimag link about Michael Moore:

    Moore confessed to Colbert that he cries every day when reading the newspaper. And he made it clear he wasn’t being hyperbolic this time. He actually cries. He reads the newspaper and he cries. Every day. And he isn’t ashamed of saying this on national TV.

    Another one. These people are totally full of it, who do they think is buying.

  232. C.L

    Senator H-Y was visibly In tears in her workplace this morning.
    ————-
    Does anyone really believe this?

    Does anyone really care?

  233. cohenite

    Fabulous body language analysis of Rosenstein during his answers to the house interrogation about the IG report. This guy is a real arsehole:

  234. Cassie of Sydney

    Softcock Bolt. Softcock Kenny. Softcock Abbott. Credlin took the wimmin’s line…….outrage, outrage yet no discussion about the context. Unbelievable. I am seriously thinking about cancelling Sky and cancelling The Oz. We’re stuffed, so called conservatives desperately trying to be liked by leftist parasites. I can’t take it anymore!!

  235. Rae

    Senator H-Y was visibly In tears in her workplace this morning.
    ————-
    Does anyone really believe this?

    Yes. I’ve seen it happen with other women, and with one man.

  236. C.L

    Remembering when …

    Cory Bernardi proposed a senate motion to condemn White Ribbon Australia for its advocacy of abortion on demand – including late term murders.

    Sarah Hanson-Young opposed the motion, then went bananas

  237. egg_

    SHY and DL on ABC 7.30 with Vitrioli – SHY says she’s taking legal advice from Rebecca Giles from Kennedy’s over the issue, DL says he won’t apologise.
    Well done.
    Stand your ground mate.

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