Wednesday Forum: July, 11, 2018

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  1. Mater

    Aww-kward.

    Yes.
    Lisa was remarkably quiet on the rape jokes and general misogyny. Quite a contrast to her “The Project” persona.

  2. Pedro the Ignorant

    Diggers and Dealers mining gabfest and pub crawl coming up in Kalgoorlie in three weeks (6-8 August) and I have secured some reasonably priced accomodation in a donga in the adjoining town of Boulder for the duration.
    Very basic, but considering all I need is a roof over my head to sleep under and as I seem to spend half my life sleeping in dongas anyway, I am not complaining.

    Part of the cunning plan is that I have booked a non drinker colleague in the donga next door. He will be volunteered to be the designated driver.

    Some hotel rooms are going for $600+ a night during D&D, usually about $200.

    Kal is a hotbed of capitalist exploiters of the proletariat. However the influx of skimpies in the pubs will ensure nobody notices.

  3. Dr Faustus

    Dr Faustus, I know next to nothing about the oil business but there were claims that the Arckaringa Basin oil deposits could be larger than all other Australian oil reserves combined, and could possibly exceed the known deposits in Saudi Arabia.

    Is there any oil there?

    Like any large sedimentary basin the Arckaringa is a place where one might go looking for oil or gas. To date there have been a couple of dozen exploration wells that have yielded the sort of shows you would expect in pretty much any sequence of sedimentary rocks anywhere – but no discoveries.

    Always be suspicious of anyone who wheels out the Saudi Arabia standard before they have drilled a couple of sucessful wells producing 12,000 barrels per day. Linc Energy went tits up in 2016.

  4. RobK

    then why did biplanes go out of fashion?
    Cos aside from more horsepower now giving more lift, its like flying horrizontal blinkers.

  5. Baldrick

    We’re from the government and we’re here to help:

    Tim Wilson MP ✔ @TimWilsonMP
    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

  6. P

    Some great pics
    Melania wins on fashion
    (Scroll down a bit for the best pics)

  7. jupes

    Here in Oz we use the correct pronunciation

    Would be a lot easier if the fucking Croats learned how to spell.

  8. Mater

    Tim Wilson MP ✔ @TimWilsonMP
    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

    Yep. It’ll cost nothing when we don’t have it.

  9. Mater

    …but network charges will still apply!

  10. Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

    True to form everything the Trumble government does makes power prices go up and up.

  11. jupes

    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

    The purpose of the RET is to lower electricity prices? Who knew?

    How about ratifying the Paris Agreement?

  12. Makka

    Tim Wilson MP ✔ @TimWilsonMP
    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

    Nobody believes this crap, Tim. Save the pixels.

  13. egg_

    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices save their hides.

  14. jupes

    Trump must be doing alright in Europe.

    The ABC has nothing to say on the matter.

  15. Leigh Lowe

    Ok, on wings then.

    If a biplane generates more lift than a monoplane then why did biplanes go out of fashion?

    I think it has got a lot to do with lift vs drag … one wing above another and they interfere with each other I think, so the minimal extra lift isn’t worth the guts-ache. Plus structurally a lot more complex (ie heavier which is baaaad).
    Kind of get a similar argument with prop blades or rotor blades. If three or four blades are better than two, why not five or six? The density in the disc becomes a law of diminishing returns.

  16. P

    Melania is the Star in a Calvin Klein dress

  17. Stimpson J. Cat

    Tim Wilson MP ✔ @TimWilsonMP
    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

    Don’t be so f$cking gay Tim, Jesus Christ.

  18. Baldrick

    Trump must be doing alright in Europe.
    The ABC has nothing to say on the matter.

    They’re waiting for the Trump-baby Blimp to go up over London before unleashing the Trump Blitz.

  19. stackja

    Cop murder bid accused kept behind bars
    Australian Associated Press
    Perry Duffin
    Australian Associated Press 12 July 2018

    A man accused of attempting to murder a police officer with a knife is behind bars after his lawyer said he was too volatile to appear before a Sydney court.

    Sean Matthews was not brought up from the cells to appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday afternoon.

    The 28-year-old was allegedly captured on CCTV outside Eastwood Police Station in the early hours of Thursday morning with a 20 centimetre carving knife in his hand.

    Police allege he pounced on a probationary constable and her partner – a leading senior constable – when they arrived back at the station about 3am.

    Matthews is accused of attempting to stab the male officer three times before fleeing.

    Six officers, including the pair targeted in the attack, chased the suspect.

    He was still armed when the officers tasered and subdued him nearby, police said. He was arrested and later charged with attempted murder.

    His lawyer told the court his client has a history of mental health issues. He did not apply for bail, which was formally refused.

    He is due to reappear before the same court on September 12.

    The officers weren’t physically injured in the attack.

    Another Richmond Report ‘success’.

  20. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #2761496, posted on July 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Someone needs to tell Ivan he’s put his wings on backwards.

  21. jupes

    In 30 years a prime minister will be apologising for this …

    Tennant Creek service workers see children out at 2:00am — they have nowhere safe to sleep

    … while the current prime minister searches for something that happened 30 years ago that he can apologise for.

    Of course there is a more efficient way to go about it that is better for the kids and involves no apologies but hey, why take tough decisions when you can virtue signal.

  22. Stimpson J. Cat

    history of mental health issues.

    We’ve all been there.

  23. old bloke

    P
    #2761490, posted on July 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Some great pics

    Is that Trudeau on the far left of the group photo? The eyebrows look familiar.

  24. RobK

    Someone needs to tell Ivan he’s put his wings on backwards.
    No,no. The demo was its reversing capabilities.

  25. Natural Instinct

    As the ABC delighted in telling us this morning, and all day, the ATO has published a “tax gap” estimate of $8.7 billion. Their methodology:

    We have two measures of the gap:
    The gross gap, which is the difference between
    … the amount voluntarily reported to us
    … the amount that would have been collected if every taxpayer was fully compliant (that is, the theoretical tax liability).
    .
    The net gap, which is the difference between
    … the total amount reported (the amount voluntarily reported to us, plus amendments as a result of compliance activities and voluntary disclosures)
    … the amount that would have been collected if every taxpayer was fully compliant.

    Did you notice? Bet you did. Net is not net.
    .
    The ATO does not publish the tax overpaid because of taxpayer confusion, not the best possible advice, not exploiting all possible legal deductions and minimisations, etc. If they can estimate one way, where they admit they have very limited data, they can estimate the other where they have almost all the data.
    I wonder what the balance result would be, i.e. true net
    .
    P.S. Was it the ATO or Alison Lendon that published the results? She certainly got a lot free advertising for a public servant

  26. stackja

    The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party have fired both barrels at departing Member for Dubbo Troy Grant criticising him for not giving constituents the chance to “vote him out” at the next election.

  27. jupes

    I’ve been noticing a lot of deros in Perth since I’ve returned. A lot of them, perhaps 50% are clearly mentally ill. Many talk to themselves, sometimes quite articulately, sometimes babbling insanely.

    It is such a shame that they are forced to live on the street. Then I came up with a brain-wave: What if we had institutions that catered for people like this?

  28. stackja

    jupes
    #2761515, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:11 pm
    I’ve been noticing a lot of deros in Perth since I’ve returned. A lot of them, perhaps 50% are clearly mentally ill. Many talk to themselves, sometimes quite articulately, sometimes babbling insanely.

    It is such a shame that they are forced to live on the street. Then I came up with a brain-wave: What if we had institutions that catered for people like this?

    Reform – the story so far | Mental Health Commission of NSW
    https://nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au/reform-the-story-so-far
    Jun 28, 2017 – We are also indebted to the Richmond report for raising ideas of “people’s rights” and “normalisation and integration”, within the public …

  29. Makka

    they have nowhere safe to sleep

    The poor kids of the noble savages. This is what 32 billion a year gets you.

  30. zyconoclast

    Italian coast guard intervenes in migrant rescue ‘to save crew’

    Italy intervened in a migrant rescue by a private Italian ship this week after migrants reacted to attempts to hand the operation over to Libyan authorities by threatening the crew, the vessel said.

    The Vos Thalassa took 67 migrants, including six children, onboard on Sunday after responding to a distress call off the Libyan coast.

  31. egg_

    Wings
    The forward-swept midwing gives the Su-47 its unconventional appearance. A substantial part of the lift generated by the forward-swept wing occurs at the inner portion of the wingspan. This inboard lift is not restricted by wingtip stall and the lift-induced wingtip vortex generation is thus reduced. The ailerons—the wing’s control surfaces—remain effective at the highest angles of attack, and controllability of the aircraft is retained even in the event of airflow separating from the remainder of the wings’ surface.

    A downside of such a forward-swept wing design is that it geometrically produces wing twisting as it bends under load, resulting in greater stress on the wing than for a similar straight or aft-swept wing. This requires the wing be designed to twist as it bends—opposite to the geometric twisting. This is done by the use of composites wing skins laid-up to twist. The plane was initially limited to Mach 1.6.

  32. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I’ve been noticing a lot of deros in Perth since I’ve returned. A lot of them, perhaps 50% are clearly mentally ill. Many talk to themselves, sometimes quite articulately, sometimes babbling insanely.

    It is such a shame that they are forced to live on the street. Then I came up with a brain-wave: What if we had institutions that catered for people like this?

    Good idea, but how are we going to get them elected to Parliament?

    Better to put them in mental hospitals.

  33. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Tim Wilson MP ✔ @TimWilsonMP
    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

    We are at the fag end of credibility now.

  34. cohenite

    Hannity and the Angle had nothing about Rosenstein’s little play.

    However they did have some funny, as in choking on vomit funny, stuff from the crap media about Trump being a Russian plant since 1987.

    Perhaps the resident creep could comment.

  35. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #2761521, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    It still looks like one of my rookie Airfix mistakes.
    Granted, not as bad as gluing the conning tower of a submarine to a DC-3 but still not great.
    That glue impaired a ten year old’s judgement.

  36. jupes

    From your link stackja:

    Western Australia created Australia’s first mental health commission in 2010, paving the way for reform initiatives set out in the strategic plan Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody’s business. The reforms are built on principles of respect and participation; engagement; diversity; quality of life; and quality and best practice.

    A lot of 21st century waffle words that amount to a hill of beans.

    There is no “respect and participation; engagement; diversity; quality of life; and quality and best practice” in leaving mentally ill people to fend for themselves on the streets. None.

    It is a fucking disgrace.

  37. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’ve been noticing a lot of deros in Perth since I’ve returned. A lot of them, perhaps 50% are clearly mentally ill. Many talk to themselves, sometimes quite articulately, sometimes babbling insanely.

    I’ve stopped begging it’s too cold in winter and I don’t smoke anymore f$ck off Jupes you b$stard.

    😁

  38. egg_

    Leigh Lowe
    #2761529, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    It’s good to see some thinking outside of the square.
    It’s unsurprising that unimaginative Kraut software didn’t know what to do with canards.

  39. Makka

    Perhaps the resident creep could comment.

    mOron kanobe? He’s busy, practicing new moves with his light-saber.

  40. egg_

    He’s busy, practicing new moves with his light-saber.

    He’s probably busy ‘polishing’ it.

  41. We are at the fag end of credibility now.

    Beyond disgraceful. He is giving us the finger.

  42. Makka

    Hey, mOron’s got some great moves with his saber.

    Who knew?

  43. Stimpson J. Cat

    Beyond disgraceful. He is giving us the finger.

    It’s not a finger.
    Ask his husband.

  44. Mark from Melbourne

    There is no “respect and participation; engagement; diversity; quality of life; and quality and best practice” in leaving mentally ill people to fend for themselves on the streets. None.

    It is a fucking disgrace.

    Mild, jupes.

    I have watched some close friends as they attempt to come to grips with the fact that their autistic daughter will – essentially – be left to dumb luck and blind chance for care after they die, and the anguish ist has already caused them (in their mid 60s) is quite frightening.

    My old man was instrumental in engineering a massive upgrade of state facilities in Victoria back in the day. Which was promptly demolished and sold off for housing under the guise of “community care” by Cain and Co under the so-called “guidance” of the so-called “professionals”.

    It is cruel, callous and life-destroying… not just for the mentally unwell but for their families.

  45. P

    Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion cleared over travel expenses, former adviser repaid for outstanding trip

    And rightfully so.

    In fact, the audit resulted in Ms Campion being paid $978 in April this year, because it picked up a travel claim she was entitled to that had not been processed originally.

  46. Mother Lode

    Tim Wilson MP ✔ @TimWilsonMP
    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

    If it isn’t in a colouring book, it isn’t true.

    Can we include some same-attracted electrons?

  47. Oh come on

    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

    So it’s a matter of your appalling policymaking, because what you’re doing isn’t working, won’t work and it was clear from the outset that it never would work. There are obvious policy alternatives that would genuinely lower electricity prices, but your government isn’t prepared to adopt these measures.

    Maybe the government MP’s not lying. Maybe he’s a part of a shit government.

  48. areff

    Many talk to themselves

    They should be made to walk around in pairs.

  49. thefrolickingmole

    Maybe the government MP’s not lying. Maybe he’s a part of a shit government.

    Embrace the healing power of “And”

    I think were at the stage that they are even shit at lying .

  50. Oh come on

    Fine. It’s one or the other, or some combination of the two.

  51. Baldrick

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    Indigenous women celebrated at NAIDOC Week, leading the way in gender equity on boards

    … meanwhile at Tennant Creek …

  52. Snoopy

    GOP Anti-Antifa Act Could Send Masked Demonstrators To Prison For 15 Years

    So now the Democrats are going to the mid terms on a platform of free entry for MS13 gangsters and legal protection for masked thugs?

    I’ll be very surprised if it doesn’t work.

  53. jupes

    I think were at the stage that they are even shit at lying .

    Every single time they talk about energy or climate change they are lying.

  54. egg_

    I think were at the stage that they are even shit at lying .

    +1

    Total failures, can’t even fake sincerity.

  55. Snoopy

    Tim Wilson MP ✔ @TimWilsonMP
    Everything the Turnbull Government is doing is to lower electricity prices.

    We are at the fag end of credibility.

    If only.

  56. egg_

    leading the way in gender equity on boards

    Eagerly awaiting the productivity outcomes.

  57. thefrolickingmole

    It’s not wage rises that are a problem for the economy – it’s the lack of them
    Thomas Frank
    Business chiefs moan about vacant jobs going unfilled and how it threatens the economy – so why don’t they just pay more?

    Heresy at the Gruinaid.
    Trouble at Mill!

    They have allowed someone to point out the obvious, mass importing unskilled or low skilled labour hurts the poorest of your own citizens by taking away any incentive to “bid up” pay.

    Being the gruinaid he does have to bow to the usual pieties, but comments below indicate most people seem to realize how the ponzi is working.

    But nothing seems to work. Blame for the labour shortage is sprayed all over the US map: opioids are said to be the problem. And welfare, and inadequate parking spaces, and a falling birthrate, and mass incarceration, and – above all – the Trump administration’s immigration policies. But no one really knows for sure.

    But there’s a bright side: if the US economy continues to roar as it has been doing, there is no question that wages will eventually go up. All the free beer in the world can’t drown out what’s coming.

    I’m not afraid of this. It is not a “threat” when workers do well. But if you need a dash of terror to get your day started, here it comes: when robust wage growth finally shows itself, Donald Trump will be the one who demands the credit for it. And there’s a chance the people of the US might just give it to him.

    Can you say it MAGA2020????

  58. Top Ender

    then why did biplanes go out of fashion?

    Essentially right I think Leigh.

    The drag and interference created by the multi-wings – triplanes too – was not worth the extra light. Fighters were after speed, and the multi-wing design inhibited that.

    Plus as engines improved you simply pointed the nose of the plane straight up and got height that way.

  59. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I heard a guy from the NRMA talk about this to Ross Greenwood on his show about 5 years ago and scared the living daylights out of me then, now it’s worse still. Our politicians need to be taken to the town square and have a discussion with the people instead of being ring-fenced in their airconditioned cosy protected spaces.

    This scares me witless too, Tinta. Catastrophes happen, politically and otherwise. A country like Australia, separated in its regions by tremendous distances just can’t leave crucial supplies to chance, grace or favour. As ever with our politicians, when it comes to the things that people are really concerned about there is no taking of the public’s pulse and feeling the heat of our angry temperatures (rather than their obsessing about non-existent temperatures due to unproven CO2). Where is the longer-term storage and our capacity to generate our own fuels?

    About the only thing I ever thought Clover Moore (rabid left Lord Mayor of Sydney) ever said that was half-way sensible is that all families should have a five-day store of food and drinking water available in case of sudden emergencies (I thought at the time you could just do a regular turnover of the stuff so it didn’t go off). I didn’t follow the advice, one gets complacent, but as soon as someone like the NRMA guy points out some major and frightening issues, you feel like racing to the supermarket again. I have more supplied in store for Attapuss than for us! We’d end up eating him! Or at least his kibbles and Whiskas. I suspect neither options would be tasty. 🙂

  60. egg_

    as engines improved you simply pointed the nose of the plane straight up and got height that way.

    John Watts Young (September 24, 1930 – January 5, 2018) was an American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. He became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as Commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut, becoming the first person to fly six space missions (with seven launches, counting his lunar liftoff) over the course of 42 years of active NASA service.[1] He was the only person to have piloted, and been commander of, four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, the Apollo Command/Service Module, the Apollo Lunar Module, and the Space Shuttle.[2]

    After training at the United States Naval Test Pilot School in 1959 with the Class 23, Young was assigned to the Naval Air Test Center at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, for three years. His test projects included evaluations of the XF8U-3 Crusader III and F-4 Phantom II fighter weapons systems. In 1962, he set two world time-to-climb records while flying his Phantom II, attaining 3,000 meters (9,843 ft) from a standing start in 34.52 seconds and 25,000 meters (82,021 ft) from a standing start in 227.6 seconds.[6] He also served as maintenance officer of Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) from April to September 1962.[1]

    Fellow astronaut Charles Bolden described Young and Robert “Hoot” Gibson as the two best pilots he had met during his aviation career: “Never met two people like them. Everyone else gets into an airplane; John and Hoot wear their airplane. They’re just awesome”.[15] Young retired from the Navy as a Captain in September 1976, after 25 years.[14]

  61. Scroll if you don’t care.

    Dear Mr Walker,

    A number of supporters have contacted me in the last week to clarify what was said and why in the exchange with Sarah Hanson-Young. You may have heard media discussion, but many media accounts have lied about, misrepresented or distorted what I said.

    The purpose of this email is to correct the record and allow you to judge for yourself. If you have no interest, feel free to delete it.

    Timeline

    18/06/2018 – Senator Hanson-Young appeared on Sunrise following the rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon to speak on women’s safety. During this interview she said:

    “I think that women around this country are sick and tired of being made to feel responsible for the fact that men cannot control themselves and deal with their own issues. It’s not women’s fault that men behave like morons and like pigs.”

    28/06/2018 – Senator Anning introduced a motion in the Senate calling for women to be permitted to use pepper spray, mace and tasers for self-defence. The motion reads:

    anning motion
    Senator Rice, from the Greens, spoke against the motion:

    rice speech

    At various points during the speech, Senator Hanson-Young interjects. The video confirms her saying “that’s right” and “hear hear” at various points. It is available here (the motion begins at 12:06:15).

    Just after Senator Rice’s speech, Senator Hanson-Young calls out something like “women wouldn’t need pepper spray if men weren’t rapists”.

    I responded, “Well you should stop shagging men then, Sarah”.

    Following this, Hanson-Young approached my desk and asked me what I’d just said. When I confirmed my comment she called me a creep and I told her to “f… off”. None of this was captured by the microphones or reported in Hansard.

    Later that day Hanson-Young made a statement to the Senate (shown below). I wasn’t in the chamber at the time.

    In response I issued this media release in which I made the point that the exchange was essentially about misandry; that is, the labelling of all men as rapists.

    That evening I appeared on Sky’s Paul Murray show where the issue was discussed. You can view the relevant extract here.

    29/06/2018 – Media reports were tending to misrepresent the issue and leaving out important contextual details, framing the issue as though Hanson-Young was an innocent victim of sexism rather than a sexist who had been called out on her double-standard.

    I was contacted by Rowan Dean and invited to appear on Outsiders the following day. I confirmed I was willing to appear but indicated that I preferred to focus the discussion on misandry rather than just my exchange with Hanson-Young.

    30/06/2018 – On Outsiders I was asked about the exchange with Hanson-Young. You can view the video extract here. The transcript of my comments which seem to have prompted the complaints is as follows:

    Senator Leyonhjelm: It was in a motion to consider self-defence. There was a motion calling on the government to make it possible for women to protect themselves, thinking in terms of the Eurydice Dixon case or the Jill Meagher case. And the Greens Senator, Janet Rice making a one minute statement which suggested that it’s all men, that men need to change their behaviour and so forth. Sarah called out, I don’t know the exact words because there was a lot of chatter going on, to the effect “men should stop raping women”, the implication being all men are rapists. Now Sarah’s, this is not a criticism, but Sarah is known for liking men. The rumours about her in Parliament House are well known, so I just said “well stop shagging men then Sarah”. I mean it just doesn’t make any sense if you think they’re all rapists, why would you shag them? So she took great offence to that, which is her problem not my problem. In retrospect she has a right to shag as many men as she likes, I don’t care, you know. But she took great offence and she came over and called me a creep. I told her to — am I allowed to say the F word on TV?…

    In the remainder of the interview I highlighted the double-standard of characterising all men as predators while also having relationships with them. I also took the time to explain how individualism is central to libertarianism and that this is profoundly different to the collectivism inherent in racism and sexism.

    Later that day I did a radio interview with 3AW in which I made the same points. I have a copy of this interview but 3AW has declined to make it publicly available. Here is a transcript of the main point I made.

    Senator Leyonhjelm: What I was referring to was the double standards. On the one hand saying all men are responsible for the violence that occurred to Eurydice Dixon, and on the other hand having relationships with men as she does, as she well known for, not that I am critical of that, so that is the double standard that I was concerned about. I am also concerned about the misandry, I don’t think it is legitimate, any more legitimate,e to being misandrist than to be a misogynist and I was calling that out as well. I also take exception to this idea that there is some kind of collective responsibility for men, or women for that matter, for bad things that happen.

    Senator Leyonhjelm: She is known for having relationships with men, she had a quite famous one, with a Liberal member of parliament a few years ago, Barry Haase. I am not criticising her for that, she is perfectly entitled to do that, but….

    3AW interviewer 2: but when you mention it, are you kind of..

    Senator Leyonhjelm: the double standards are what I am concerned about, you can’t on the one hand say, say or infer, all men are rapists and on the other hand have relationships with men. My comment was “stop shagging men then”, otherwise you are being hypocritical. That was the point of my comment and it was not slut-shaming and —

    It is worth emphasising that at no time have I mentioned or implied how many or how often Sarah Hanson-Young has relationships with men. That was irrelevant to my point.

    In the afternoon of that day I was called by Rowan Dean who told me there was a Change.org petition asking the CEO of Qantas to withdraw the company’s sponsorship of Sky. Rowan was concerned that the Outsiders show might be axed and asked if I would come on Chris Kenny’s show that evening to apologise. I made it clear I would not apologise, but indicated willingness to confirm Sky was not responsible for what I had said. In the event, I was not asked to make such an appearance.

    02/07/12 – Hanson-Young appeared on The Project on Channel 10. She denied making comments about men being rapists, saying “I’ve never believed that, never thought that, and never said that”. Mainstream media outlets were quick to believe her, with none of them bothering to ask the obvious follow-up question: what is it that she did say in the Senate that prompted my “stop shagging” comment?

    It is relevant that Senator Derryn Hinch, who sits close to the Greens like me, tweeted that she did not say all men are rapists, but rather “She said something like women wouldn’t need pepper sprays if men weren’t rapists.”

    Senator Hanson-Young has since attempted to paint my comments about her as an issue for all women, while disavowing claims that her comments are directed at men in general. In fact, Hanson-Young has a track record of making outrageous comments about men. On June 6, for example, she tweeted:

    The mainstream media thinks it can twist a story and expect you to believe them. They think you’ll fall for anything you see on TV so long as they say it enough times. I am confident you will prove them wrong.

    Thank you for your ongoing support. I will continue to stand for liberty and free speech, and will also continue to call out both misogyny and misandry whenever I see it.

    Yours sincerely,

    [signature]

    David Leyonhjelm

    Senator for the Liberal Democrats

  62. Stimpson J. Cat

    “Hi.
    My names Tim Wilson and I’m a “Conservative”.
    The very first thing I’ll do after marrying my boyfriend and giving your kids my coloring book that you’ve paid for, is making sure Australians are paying the cheapest electricity prices in the world.
    This statement was paid for by the IPA.”

  63. Baldrick

    The Stupid.Fucking.Liberals are clueless when it comes to Energy, but Labor are just bat-shit crazy …

    Sky News Australia ✔ @SkyNewsAust
    Bill Shorten: “We’ve got a debate about placating the knuckle-draggers of the cave dwelling right, promising mirage power stations because Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t have the intestinal fortitude to back in renewables.”

  64. Leo G

    So now the Democrats are going to the mid terms on a platform of free entry for MS13 gangsters and legal protection for masked thugs?
    I’ll be very surprised if it doesn’t work.

    A rather ambiguous prediction- for whom is it so likely to work?

  65. Frank

    It is such a shame that they are forced to live on the street. Then I came up with a brain-wave: What if we had institutions that catered for people like this?

    Is Graylands still open for business? No doubt it would be archaic if so but the name is a classic for such establishments.

  66. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sky News Australia ✔ @SkyNewsAust
    Bill Shorten: “We’ve got a debate about placating the knuckle-draggers of the cave dwelling right, promising mirage power stations because Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t have the intestinal fortitude to back in renewables.”

    Imagine thinking that Malcolm Turnbull could ever be a good Prime Minister.
    Just imagine that level of f$cking delusion.
    F$ck me.
    We need Bill now.
    It’s what Australia deserves.

  67. Makka

    and – above all – the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

    It’s terrible I know. Those paragons of virtue in US Executive suites all across the US may suffer a 1 or even 2% cut to their multi million dollar bonuses because profits suffer now that Trump has turned off the cheap labour spigots. God forbid their costs should rise .025% because they need to fill vacancies with higher salaries for US citizens.

    It’s the end of the world!

  68. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Many talk to themselves, sometimes quite articulately, sometimes babbling insanely.

    Yes. We were walking through Oxford Street in Bondi Junction carrying some shopping when a seemingly ordinary sort of guy at the traffic lights says to Hairy, hey, you’ve got a hole in that plastic bag. Hairy holds it up to inspect. No hole. The guy laughs his gotcha, and points to the opening of it and says, there, a hole! We said yes, laughing in an obligatory sort of way, you’ve got us alright. He then started to rabbit on about lord knows what till the lights changed and he disappeared. Care of the Community? Hairy enquired of me, deferring to my greater knowledge of such things. Definitely, I reply. Check the shoes. Always a give-away. Cheap and falling apart. Poor fellow.

  69. Snoopy

    “We’ve got a debate about placating the knuckle-draggers of the cave dwelling right, promising mirage power stations because Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t have the intestinal fortitude to back in renewables.”

    It’s getting close to the stage where the most useful thing patriots could do is blow up our baseload power stations. Renewables are the future, Bill? Here’s your fucking future. Now.

  70. thefrolickingmole

    Montys new book has arrived…

    Yes, he can: Obama debuts as Sherlock Holmesian detective
    Along with Watsonian sidekick Joe Biden, the former president has embarked on a crimefighting career in Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

    Check the cover art for the gayest thing since Goose and Maverick/Roger Ramjet in Top Gun.

    It wasn’t hard, according to Shaffer, to turn the White House double act into a detective duo. “It was fairly easy to imagine Obama and Biden as a pair of amateur sleuths in the mode of the Baker Street detective duo. The knock against Obama was always that he was too smart for his own good at times, while Biden was more ‘street smart’ – a blue-collar man of the people. Holmes and Watson, basically,” he said. “The reality is a bit more complicated, of course. Biden is actually a wonk at heart. Despite his gaffes, he’s very cerebral. In the book, though, I tried not to stray too far from the Obama and Biden we saw on TV for eight years.”

    So far, reviews have been “mostly positive”, according to Shaffer: Publishers Weekly called it “entertaining [and] offbeat”, while Kirkus Reviews found that “the cool, cerebral ex-Potus is a reasonable stand-in for Sherlock Holmes, and his ex-VPotus, by turns appealingly modest and laughably self-satisfied, is in some ways a better Watson than the good doctor himself”. The review added: “The nicest touch here is the failure of a single character to mention the name of Obama’s successor.”


    Andrew Shaffer’s Hope Never Dies opens as Biden, his narrator, mopes around the house shortly after the 2016 presidential election. Obama is “on the vacation to end all vacations”, and his former vice president is scrolling through old text messages they sent each other, feeling left behind as he watches paparazzi videos of the 44th president kayaking with Justin Trudeau and base jumping with Bradley Cooper. Then, in a satisfyingly noirish scene, he hears “flint striking metal”, and sees “a slim figure in his black hand-tailored suit” in the trees:

    “His white dress shirt was unbuttoned at the neck. He took a long drag off his cigarette and exhaled smoke with leisure. Barack Obama was never in a hurry.”

    Gay. Industrial strength san francisco gloryhole gay…

  71. Gab

    Hahaha! The truth hurts lefties!!! He’s trolling the montys of this world. Fabulous.

    @realDonaldTrump
    11h11 hours ago
    More
    If the Democrats want to win Supreme Court and other Court picks, don’t Obstruct and Resist, but rather do it the good ol’ fashioned way, WIN ELECTIONS!

  72. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Windows are chasing me to restart. Gotta go and let ’em at it.
    Last time they interfered like this I lost all of my Favorites and I would need a PhD in Computer Science (a willing one, not too busy) to fix it the way that they finally suggested after I dug deep into their system. So I kissed my Faves goodbye.
    If they do it again to me, I will set Hairy on them; by the Lysistrata method if necessary.

  73. Makka

    @realDonaldTrump
    11h11 hours ago
    More
    If the Democrats want to win Supreme Court and other Court picks, don’t Obstruct and Resist, but rather do it the good ol’ fashioned way, WIN ELECTIONS!

    His new poll numbers must be looking good.

  74. Confused Old Misfit

    CO2 Emissions Lowest in Seven Decades In Trump’s America

    Yet Turnbull wants to screw us over. For what? There’s more f’ing hydrocarbon energy on this continent than in your wildest dreams! But our so called leaders, those asinine clowns we have put into government have been bought by the left and paid for by the energy industry to keep the price of energy high rather than allow a competitive market to develop based on ample supplies of hydrocarbons.
    We are f’ing insane!

  75. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If the Democrats want to win Supreme Court and other Court picks, don’t Obstruct and Resist, but rather do it the good ol’ fashioned way, WIN ELECTIONS!

    He should say this about everything they object to.

  76. Geriatric Mayfly

    Indigenous women celebrated at NAIDOC Week, leading the way in gender equity on boards

    On boards of what precisely? Does the Native curio shop count, which opens, then closes and opens again with nothing inside to interest the passing tourist?

  77. Stimpson J. Cat

    We are f’ing insane!

    Welcome, friends.

  78. Ubique

    Those massive investments in wind farms around Australia are currently generating 2.2 percent of Australia’s electricity. Solar none except for a smidgen in WA. Fossil fuels and hydro continue to do all the lifting.

  79. jupes

    Check the cover art for the gayest thing since Goose and Maverick/Roger Ramjet in Top Gun.

    Good grief!

  80. Stimpson J. Cat

    Curt Mills
    @CurtMills
    Steve Bannon on Kavanaugh:

    “Trust the process.”

    (!)

    4D Chess Confirmed!!!!!

  81. I don’t agree with Cappy on this one.

    This shit gets ni$$as killed.

    Should I F. … a Married Woman?

    I don’t agree in the general sense – but what people call a relationship these days is a bit of a loose term…and marriage is largely a joke these days. More of a divorce settlement pre-party for the women. He’s right that people do not take marriage seriously and a third party being a “homewrecker” generally is not the case. There’d be 100 other people they would cheat with.

    However, I’d rather not get shot, stabbed, clubbed or poisoned.

    The whole cuckolding thing is just weird.

  82. Stimpson J. Cat

    Should I F. … a Married Woman?

    Women.
    Every.
    Single.
    Time.

  83. “His white dress shirt was unbuttoned at the neck. He took a long drag off his cigarette and exhaled smoke with leisure. Barack Obama was never in a hurry.”

    I’m surprised they let him smoke in the fan fiction.

    Shouldn’t he be collecting evidence, ala “Mason Storm” in Hard to Kill against big tobacco down at the docks?

    “...and you can take that to the bank, Marlboro Man…

  84. zyconoclast

    Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO and National Director, issued the following statement:

    “The vacancy left by Justice Kennedy’s retirement is a critical one for the future of civil rights, civil liberties, and our democracy. At a time where hard-fought progress in LGBT rights, voting rights, and women’s rights are threatened, and immigrants and vulnerable communities in our country are under attack, the role of an independent Supreme Court – and one that protects the Constitutional rights of all Americans – is more important than ever.

    “We are concerned that Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record does not reflect the demonstrated independence and commitment to fair treatment for all that is necessary to merit a seat on our nation’s highest court. Because he has written and spoken prolifically on many issues of deep concern, we believe his positions merit close scrutiny. These include his demonstrated hostility to reproductive freedom and his past support for greatly expanded and unchecked executive power.

    “In ADL’s view, the Senate’s advice and consent role in the nomination process is equally important as the president’s responsibility to nominate. We cannot let Justice Kennedy’s retirement jeopardize hard-fought progress in securing our civil rights and civil liberties.

    “As ADL has done with past Supreme Court nominees, we will highlight for members of the Senate Judiciary Committee key issues on which we will urge them to question the nominee. Senators should probe Judge Kavanaugh carefully to ensure that he will respect basic principles of equality, independence, church-state separation, and civil rights. As the Committee reviews the full record, unless they are completely satisfied that Judge Kavanaugh will in fact respect such basic principles as a Justice on the Supreme Court, they should oppose his nomination.”

  85. Shy Ted

    Done it, booked the Alaska cruise. (Before all the ice melts forever). Go early in the season the Cats said. Early August. Booked it. Paid. Sweet. Ought to check out the reviews –
    The ship is in serious need of repairs and has a sewage smell irrespective of where you are on the ship. The conditions are terrible and the senior members do not care of your complaints regarding the conditions on the ship. There was smell of paint and leaks everywhere The food on the ship is not up to the required health safety standards. The food was cold at breakfast and when brought to the attention f the staff, we were told that we did not have to eat it and could just leave it. Food was also handled by bare hands and staff did not enforce the washing of hands in the dining area.
    and
    Whilst I never say never, it would take a lot to get me to book on this ship again
    and
    Honestly, everything about this ship was a disappointment–from the food, to the condition of the cabins, to the attitude of a lot of the staff.
    Anyway, my plan is to hop over the border into Trumperica and live happily ever after with a Milenia lookalike. Farewell Cats.

  86. zyconoclast

    NAACP STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH TO THE SUPREME COURT

    BALTIMORE (July 9, 2018)—NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:
    Today, our nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment transformed our democracy by guaranteeing to all persons the right to equal protection under the law.
    150 years after its passage, our nation still struggles to realize the promise of equality under the Fourteenth Amendment. The next appointment to the Supreme Court is pivotal to that struggle. The rights of African Americans to fully participate in democracy and in every facet of social and economic life, on an equal basis, lie in the balance. The next Supreme Court justice will play an outsized role in determining whether African Americans move forward in our journey toward achieving full equality, whether we simply tread water for the next three decades, or whether we slide backward toward our former status as second-class citizens.
    This nomination occurs at a time unlike any other, and it should be considered by a Senate elected by the American people in November. We have a president whose statements and policies are rooted in racism. We have an administration reversing civil and human rights at every turn. We have one justice and dozens of judges appointed because of their proven hostility to civil rights. We have a criminal investigation into the presidency itself. We have radical outside groups pre-selecting nominees to the Court. Nothing about this nomination is ordinary, and nothing about this confirmation is ordinary. These are extraordinary times requiring extraordinary measures.
    Brett Kavanaugh is a dangerous ideologue whose extreme views on civil rights would solidify a far right majority on the Supreme Court. Coming after Neil Gorsuch’s appointment, a Kavanaugh confirmation would re-make the Court in President Trump’s own image. This prospect is unacceptable to the American people, and the NAACP is ready to lead the fight of a generation.
    The NAACP knows Judge Kavanaugh well. We opposed his confirmation to the D.C. Circuit for good reason.  In his 12 years on the bench, he has proven us correct. He has been a strong and consistent voice for the wealthy and the powerful. Over and over again, he has ruled against civil rights, workers’ rights, consumer rights, and women’s rights.
    With a Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, we could see reversals of hard-won gains securing equal opportunity in education, employment and housing.  We could see further exclusion of communities of color from participation in our democracy.  We could see racism continue to flourish within the criminal justice system.  We could see the elimination of effective tools for proving discrimination.  We could see the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the guarantee to accessible health care for millions.
    The NAACP has understood the importance of fair-minded justices since 1930 when we helped defeat a Herbert Hoover nominee to the Supreme Court, John Parker. We will fight this Trump nomination with everything we’ve got. Our state conferences, branches and units are fully engaged to tell their Senators that our civil rights hang in the balance and that Kavanaugh must be defeated.
    To each and every Senator, we say: This is THE civil rights vote of your career. We will be watching closely. Make no mistake – we are in the fight of our lives, and we hope you are prepared for battle.
    ABOUT THE NAACP:
    Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here on naacp.org. To become a member of the NAACP, visit naacp.org/membership.

  87. egg_

    Check the cover art for the gayest thing since Goose and Maverick/Roger Ramjet in Top Gun.

    “Is that a gun in your pocket… ?”

  88. Rae

    Done it, booked the Alaska cruise.

    Which cruise line? Which cruise? Which ship?

  89. Armadillo

    Headline from BBC:

    Brent crude suffers biggest price drop in two years

    Im not seeing any “suffering” here. Cheaper energy is something to celebrate.

  90. Makka

    Careful Ted. The creep is stalking you. And he seems very enthusiastic too.

  91. zyconoclast

    FBI charges former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets from self-driving car project

    The employee was allegedly trying to get a job at Alibaba-backed Xiaopeng Motors
    An engineer who worked on Apple’s secretive autonomous car project allegedly stole trade secrets for a Chinese car startup backed by Alibaba, according to new charges filed by the FBI.

    Xiaolang Zhang, who worked for Apple from December 2015 until May 2018, has been charged in federal court with stealing trade secrets, and faces 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Zhang was arrested trying to leave the country this past weekend. The news was first reported by The Mercury News.

  92. Baldrick

    That brought the Troll 👹™ out from under the bridge.

  93. Linc Energy went tits up in 2016.

    The global price must have done this. They were kicking arse for a while. As an early shareholder, I thought I was too clever by half for a bit.

  94. Armadillo

    Done it, booked the Alaska cruise.

    Just do a “flyover” instead. It’s all white and cold up there. Either that or stick your head in the freezer for a while. Same thing.

  95. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    racist= not a communist

  96. zyconoclast
    #2761595, posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    FBI charges former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets from self-driving car project

    The employee was allegedly trying to get a job at Alibaba-backed Xiaopeng Motors
    An engineer who worked on Apple’s secretive autonomous car project allegedly stole trade secrets for a Chinese car startup backed by Alibaba, according to new charges filed by the FBI.

    Xiaolang Zhang, who worked for Apple from December 2015 until May 2018, has been charged in federal court with stealing trade secrets, and faces 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Zhang was arrested trying to leave the country this past weekend. The news was first reported by The Mercury News.

    LOL!

    Our Commonwealth DPP is currently prosecuting a case against whistleblowers who thought ASIS doing the same to East Timor was not the right thing to do.

    Good old government. There is no position it cannot take and not contradict itself with.

  97. Roger

    Done it, booked the Alaska cruise.

    It’s worthwhile when at your ports of call to try and scout out some of the local Alaskan native/Russian Orthodox churches if they’re not already included on your itinerary. The most interesting thing about Alaska, imv, if you’re historically minded.

  98. Baldrick

    Done it, booked the Alaska cruise.

    Head to your nearest BWS store.
    Stand in beer coolroom.
    Sway back and forth.
    Same result.
    Cheaper price.

  99. zyconoclast

    US Navy now allows women to wear ponytails, lock hairstyles

    The Navy says it will now allow servicewomen to sport ponytails and other hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down.

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said it makes the Navy more inclusive.

    Many black women had asked for changes to the female grooming standards. A female sailor, Yeoman First Class LaToya Jones, announced the new policy during a Facebook Live event Tuesday with Richardson. The new standards went into effect Wednesday.

  100. zyconoclast

    Police Commissioner Chris Dawson apologises to WA Aboriginal people for past mistreatment

    Mr Dawson used a NAIDOC Week speech to acknowledge the “significant role” police played in contributing to a traumatic history of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, which he said continued to reverberate today.

    “Today on behalf of the Western Australian police force, I would like to say sorry to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for our participation in past wrongful actions that have caused immeasurable pain and suffering,” the Commissioner said.

    “The forceful removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families and communities, the displacement of mothers and their children, sisters, fathers and brothers, the loss of family and resulting destruction of culture has had grave impacts.”

    He said while the past could not be changed, it could be learned from.

    “We can make amends and ensure mistakes are not repeated,” Commissioner Dawson said.

  101. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2761604, posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    And when ponytail gets caught in something?

  102. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Stormy Daniels arrested for letting strangers touch her map of tassie in Ohio.

    There’s a metaphor there somewhere.

  103. C.L.

    Take a look at footage of today’s attempted murder of a policeman at Eastwood police station.

    Just back from getting a bite to eat with his female partner, he deftly fends off the carving knife before giving chase. The female retreats behind that bar and doesn’t draw her weapon. The policeman begins the pursuit, joined by the officers pulling up in a squad car who have seen what is happening. Other officers come from right of screen to join the hunt. Last out of the blocks is the lady officer, who finally abandons her snack to go through the motions of collaring down the maniac.
    ——-
    Video.
    ——-
    Two words: desk duties.

  104. Stimpson J. Cat

    Done it, booked the Alaska cruise.

    Which cruise line? Which cruise? Which ship?

    How dare you book a cruise without consulting Grigs.
    The sheer f$cking arrogance.

    😁

  105. C.L.

    I doubt Stormy has any cartography relating to the Apple Isle.

  106. Oh come on

    I posted this last night, but worth another look. John Cleese’s interview from yesterday. The poor man is a bit of a shambles. He doesn’t appear to have full control over his left arm – he’s always holding onto something with his left hand, presumably to hold it in place. This is particularly obvious when he inadvertently grabs his lapel mic. Some kind of brain trauma?

  107. nemkat

    Who’s going to build Tony Abbott’s mythical HELE Power Station?

    It sure as shit won’t be built with Union labour, and there isn’t anyone else.

    Maybe Tony plans to do a Chifley, and bring the Army in?

  108. stackja

    C.L.
    #2761608, posted on July 12, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    One report said ‘rookie’. Others not rookie?

  109. Roger

    Who’s going to build Tony Abbott’s mythical HELE Power Station?

    The Chinese.

    Next!

  110. JC

    zyconoclast
    #2761595, posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    FBI charges former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets from self-driving car project

    That’s Jing Jang , the rude little Chinese guy out of Silicon Valley.

  111. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Correction: Famous Democrat strategist arrested for letting men pet her beaver without appropriate paperwork.

  112. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    How did we lose OWG and keep Nemkate?

    Sinc, we demand answers.

  113. egg_

    Who’s going to build Tony Abbott’s mythical HELE Power Station?

    The Chinese.

    Who needs Union labour, most of Oz workforce in non Union.

  114. zyconoclast

    Defamed Rebel Wilson turns to High Court

    Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson, who wants to take her defamation saga to the High Court of Australia, plans to argue her career was on an “upwards trajectory” before she was defamed by Bauer Media.

    In June, Wilson was ordered to repay almost 90 per cent of her record $4.7 million payout after the Woman’s Day publisher, which defamed her by painting her as a serial liar, successfully appealed the Supreme Court of Victoria decision on damages.

    The Pitch Perfect actress was also ordered to pay 80 per cent of Bauer’s appeal costs.

    During her initial defamation trial last year, Wilson said “vulture” journalists from Bauer ripped her to shreds and ruined her years of hard work to make it in Hollywood.

    The all-woman jury believed Wilson, finding the articles from Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, NW and OK magazines were not substantially true and were likely to harm her.

    But the Court of Appeal found it couldn’t be proven Wilson missed out on film contracts as a result of the articles, which claimed she lied about her real name, age and childhood.

    On Wednesday, Wilson’s lawyers lodged an application for special leave to appeal with the Australia’s highest court.

    If her application is successful, Wilson’s fight could end up in Canberra before a full bench of the High Court.

    In the 12-page application, $9000-a-day barrister Matthew Collins QC alongside fellow barrister Renee Enbom argue the Court of Appeal made a number of errors, including that Wilson needed to prove economic loss after being fired from movie roles.

    The Court of Appeal overturned Supreme Court Justice John Dixon’s finding that Wilson’s career had been on an “upwards trajectory”, instead saying he had given “a picture of the plaintiff’s career trajectory that significantly overstated its success and ignored its hiccups”.

    But Mr Collins and Ms Enbom will argue Justice Dixon was correct, and that he was also correct in finding the articles caused a “huge international media firestorm” affecting Wilson’s career and reputation.

    They will also argue the Court of Appeal was wrong in concluding Wilson needed to prove economic loss by showing a project had been “taken off the shelf”.

  115. Armadillo

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said it makes the Navy more inclusive.

    The Navy needs to be able to kill the enemy, and nothing more. Trump needs to fire him immediately.

  116. nemkat

    Niki Savva sez in The Australian a new coal fired power station would take 8 years to be operational, i’d say it would take 8 years to get the footings poured.

  117. Roger

    Who’s going to build Tony Abbott’s mythical HELE Power Station?

    The Chinese.

    Who needs Union labour, most of Oz workforce in non Union.

    Believe me, the Chinese, who are now masters of HELE tech with 400 plants built/rebuilt, are already eyeing our power predicament with a view to their advantage.

  118. egg_

    Who’s going to build Tony Abbott’s mythical HELE Power Station?

    The Chinese.

    They own a lot of coal mines around the Hunter Valley – plonk a power station on one.

  119. calli

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2761193, posted on July 12, 2018 at 11:59 am
    Both male and female homosexuality is centred on daddy issues.

    Mental illness has a very big part to play in homosexuality.
    And when I say that I mean impulsive and dangerous behaviours, like unsafe sex and promiscuity with either sex can often hint at serious mental illness like borderline personality disorder for example.
    I don’t mean they are crazy for being gay, but being crazy can make them choose to be gay because they think they are.

    Interesting insight, Stimpy. Food for thought, as I watch someone I love dearly teetering on the edge.

  120. nemkat

    Who needs Union labour, most of Oz workforce in non Union.

    You’re right about most workers being non Union, but that’s it.
    Large complex structures get built by Union labour, because that’s where all the expertise is.

    You think house builders are going to build a power station?
    You think the sparkie who changes your lightbulb for you is going to run the power station?

  121. Death Giraffe

    It is well past time people like me of a generally happy disposition took back the word “gay” from the homer sexuals.
    Who’s with me?
    We’re gay and proud, goddamn it.

  122. calli

    Done it, booked the Alaska cruise.

    Well done, Ted! Give us a full report. I’m off next June, so it will give me plenty of time to prepare for horrors aboard. 😀

  123. Confused Old Misfit

    racist= not a communist

    Not mutually exclusive though!

  124. stackja

    Death Giraffe
    #2761628, posted on July 12, 2018 at 7:23 pm
    It is well past time people like me of a generally happy disposition took back the word “gay” from the homer sexuals.
    Who’s with me?
    We’re gay and proud, goddamn it.

    1930s movie titles used gay to mean happy. As did composers. Then the word was hijacked to give the unusual a nice veneer.

  125. JC

    Funny.. Google’s early history.

    An oral history of Google, excerpted from “Valley of Genius,” a new book about Silicon Valley, is a throwback to the days when the company was young, idealistic and not at all politically correct.

    Let’s just say this was back when the “don’t be evil” mantra wasn’t quite as complicated for Google as it is nowadays. It was also way before the “Me Too” movement.

    For example, here’s Charlie Ayers, the famous first chef at Google’s legendary cafeteria, basically talking sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll:

    “On the ski trips in Squaw Valley, I would have these unsanctioned parties and finally the company was like, ‘All right, we’ll give Charlie what he wants.’ And I created Charlie’s Den. I had live bands, D.J.s, and we bought truckloads of alcohol and a bunch of pot and made ganja goo balls. I remember people coming up to me and saying, ‘I’m hallucinating. What the (expletive) is in those?’ . . . Larry and Sergey had like this gaggle of girls who were hot, and all become like their little harem of admins, I call them the L&S Harem, yes. All those girls are now different heads of departments in that company, years later.”

    Google has not responded to a request for comment about that particular passage, which refers to Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/07/11/when-google-was-young-oral-history-from-new-book-has-sex-street-view-and-how-it-all-began/

  126. Death Giraffe

    Also rainbows and unicorns.
    Rainbows are an age old symbol of happiness and childhood innocence, and unicorns are a mythical creature beloved by young females for their general horsey lovability and vaguely phallic head gear.
    Neither has anything to do with sweaty, nasty man love.

  127. C.L.

    Gripe watch …

    Yesterday I noted that ABC Online described as a “gripe” President Trump’s belief that the US cannot go on paying 70 percent of NATO’s budget on behalf of European dole-bludgers.

    Tonight, Ten News cub reporter (they’re all cub reporters nowadays) said Trump had continued to speak about his “gripe” regarding defence spending.

  128. nemkat

    Tony Abbott’s mythical HELE Power Station is gonna be built by the Chinese?

    Tony didn’t mention that part of the plan.
    Can I just ask, though, how his Chinese Coolies are going to get the concrete to build his mythical HELE Power Station.

  129. JC

    Just another odd coincidence.

    A dead woman has been found in the dumpster at the the apartment of Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman Huma Abedin. The body was found by one of the Manhattan apartment building’s maintenance workers inside the trash compactor and reported to police, according to The Daily Mail.

  130. stackja

    Seeing Adm. John Richardson mentioned reminds of Admiral James O. Richardson. A relation?

  131. C.L.

    Brussels loves the Trumpet!

    “I think it’s … what went wrong is not the good question to ask,” the clearly frustrated organizer said.

    Anti-Trump Protest at NATO Draws Only a Couple Dozen.

    “Make Peace Great Again” organizers were expecting few thousand protestors to gather outside the NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday evening to protest President Trump’s attendance, but only a couple dozen demonstrators showed up.

    Euro News’ Damon Embling reported that organizers were expecting a few thousand people to attend the protest, but just a few dozen turned out.

  132. Boambee John

    DG

    I have proposed before that we should always use “homosexuals and lesbians”. I realise that biological accuracy means little in this era of feelz, but we should make a stand here.

  133. egg_

    Tony Abbott’s mythical HELE Power Station is gonna be built by the Chinese?

    They already own a lot of our ‘poles and wires’, coal mines &c. – why not cut out the middle man?

  134. RobK

    how his Chinese Coolies are going to get the concrete to build his mythical HELE Power Station.
    Youve heard of batching plants? They can bring those too.

  135. Confused Old Misfit

    Trump’s “gripe” has a great deal of substance to it.
    They pay to assist the Euroweenies to “defend” themselves form the Eastern Menace.
    The Euroweenies shut down their nuclear and coal energy generators to save themselves and Giai , not from the Eastern Menace but for “Climate Change” and in so doing destroy their own hydrocarbon supplies.
    So now they use those Yankee dollars, not for defence from the Eastern Menace but, to buy hydrocarbons from that very sane Eastern Menace.
    Clearly, they care little for their security.
    Why should the US continue to pick up the tab?
    And as far as saving Giai from the ravages of carbon look who’s doing the heavy lifting here!

  136. Bear Necessities

    It’s good to see Abbott setting the agenda regarding building coal power stations. Within the next year Mal will be taking that policy to the election. nemkat and Sinc will be talking about Mal’s potential greatness.

    Everybody will be loving coal power within 2 years.

  137. C.L.

    A dead woman has been found in the dumpster at the the apartment of Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman Huma Abedin.

    Good Lord.

  138. stackja

    Boambee John
    #2761641, posted on July 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm
    DG

    I have proposed before that we should always use “homosexuals and lesbians”. I realise that biological accuracy means little in this era of feelz, but we should make a stand here.

    Male and females homosexuals. Why distinguish?

  139. egg_

    You think house builders are going to build a power station?
    You think the sparkie who changes your lightbulb for you is going to run the power station?

    Plumbing is the major O&M factor in a power station.

  140. stackja

    Mystery as woman, 48, is found dead in the trash compactor machine at Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s former Manhattan apartment …

  141. Confused Old Misfit

    “Fascism, Nazism, Communism, and Socialism are only superficial variations of the same monstrous theme—collectivism.”— Ayn Rand

  142. stackja

    Woman who fell to death down trash chute appeared drunk: cops
    New York Post-13 hours ago
    … had previously earned infamy as the address where Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin lived with her disgraced perv hubby Anthony Weiner.

  143. stackja

    Newspeak love peace plenty truth

  144. egg_

    Alinta Energy is an Australian electricity generating and gas retailing private company that is owned by Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE).[2] Alinta Energy has an owned and contracted generation portfolio of up to 1,957 MW, approximately 800,000 combined electricity and gas retail customers and around 410 employees across Australia and New Zealand.[1]

  145. calli

    I forsee sales of Gripe Water booming.

  146. rickw

    Mystery as woman, 48, is found dead in the trash compactor machine at Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s former Manhattan apartment …

    Killary getting sloppy?

  147. Stimpson J. Cat

    Food for thought, as I watch someone I love dearly teetering on the edge.

    Let me know if I can help.
    In all seriousness.

  148. nemkat

    Plumbing is the major O&M factor in a power station.

    You think the bloke who unblocks your dunny can do the plumbing in a HELE Power Station?

  149. calli

    Thanks Stimps. You’re a champion feline.

    All you can do is love them and be there no matter what.

  150. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Now that’s how to photoshop

    Didn’t that result in a lawsuit?

  151. mh

    Stormy’s attorney:

    Michael Avenatti

    @MichaelAvenatti
    She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner! Are you kidding me? They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!!! #SetUp #Basta

    Non sexual manner. Funny.

    3:06 PM – Jul 12, 2018

  152. stackja

    Trespassers break into the iconic, yet trouble-plagued Nylex clock and start small fire
    CASSIE ZERVOS, Herald Sun
    July 12, 2018 4:45pm
    Subscriber only

    TRESPASSERS have once again broken into the iconic, yet trouble-plagued Nylex clock and started a small fire.

    The youths, some masked, were seen throwing rocks and causing trouble about 1pm this afternoon.

    A small fire started about 20 minutes after the teens were spotted on the site.

    The Herald Sun understands MFB crews were called.

    Last year up to 60 firefighters battled an enormous blaze at the Gough St abandoned factory near the Nylex clock.

    While the clock was spared in the ferocious fire, the factory was razed in the inferno.

    Vic Pol not called?

  153. rickw

    1930s movie titles used gay to mean happy. As did composers. Then the word was hijacked to give the unusual a nice veneer.

    Stupid homo arseholes hijacked the name of the best ice cream ever: Gaytime.

  154. Steve trickler

    More good stuff from Hoffman.

    Great dialogue going on here. A stark contrast to 2018.

    Are Black People Basically Lazy? — 1968



  155. Rae

    Shy Ted.

    Golden Princess. We’ve done the Voyage of the Glaciers on her sister ship Star Princess. Enjoyed every minute of it.

    Thought you might have gone for the most modern one, Royal Princess.

  156. rickw

    Vic Pol not called?

    Called (multiple times), attended (eventually), did fuck all (but wrote a very nice report).

  157. rickw

    But then there’s reality

    Warnings, please put warnings!

  158. Infidel Tiger

    Niki Savva sez in The Australian a new coal fired power station would take 8 years to be operational, i’d say it would take 8 years to get the footings poured.

    Using this logic we will never build another hospital or school again either.

  159. It’s good to see Abbott setting the agenda regarding building coal power stations.

    Haha hehe hoho.
    That was funny.
    Got any more jokes?

  160. nemkat

    Fred and Barney had a Gay old time in Bedrock back in the Sixties, if I remember correctly.

  161. She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her

    I’m sorry, he’s lying or this is a bullshit law. How can one be “obliged to not let people touch you”?

    It would seem as well drafted as Pru Goward’s most recent brain spasm.

  162. nemkat

    Using this logic we will never build another hospital or school again either.

    What logic are you using there, old Tiger?

  163. Death Giraffe

    Fred and Barney had a Gay old time in Bedrock back in the Sixties, if I remember correctly.

    ..
    I’m more interested in seeing some Betty on Wilma action.

  164. Stimpson J. Cat

    touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner!

    It’s funny, one of the strippers started slapping me across the face the other night.
    Naturally I found it hilarious and started laughing so she kept doing it.
    We ended up great friends and she introduced me to her lesbian partner who was also dancing there and we chatted about positive parenting strategies for the child they were raising together.
    Good times.

  165. egg_

    nemkat
    #2761659, posted on July 12, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    You think the bloke who unblocks your dunny…

    You didn’t reply to my enquiry re your white card, sh1tfer.

  166. egg_

    Using this logic we will never build another hospital or school again either.

    +1

    Sh1tty contractors have casued 2x SA hospital power outages to date.
    /What Union labor in Govt asset maintenance?

  167. Shy Ted

    Schoolteacher Annet Nanozi was mad at her husband. A vehicle mechanic, he was refusing to help raise their four children. She realized he was instead spending his paycheck on alcohol and his time sleeping with barmaids. The 34-year-old decided to teach her husband a lesson. Now, when he comes home and wants sex, he needs to pay her first.
    But in other cases, the response from husbands has been more complex. Thomas Owori, a taxi driver in the eastern town of Tororo, says he first refused to pay his wife for sex and even slapped her when she demanded money. Slowly though, he understood her reasons and gave in, he says. He now pays his wife 20,000 shillings ($6) each time they have sex.

    Birthday, Christmas – $6 a year. Bargain!

  168. Shy Ted

    Oops, $12 a year. Bargain!

  169. C.L.

    So that’s it, then?
    What started as a joke – as a red line demarcating reality from comedic lunacy – is now policy.
    In Australia, electricity generation is now banned by both parties.

  170. cohenite

    Kogan Creek, a supercritical, ie not HELE, coal plant cost $1.2 billion and 3 years to build. HELE could be built in the same period.

  171. Tel

    Using this logic we will never build another hospital or school again either.

    I dunno, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital ended up being the third most expensive building in the world, massively over time and over budget… didn’t seem to stop them. Heck, didn’t even get a whole lot of press coverage, just Adelaide being Adelaide… as you were.

  172. Boambee John

    RobK
    #2761643, posted on July 12, 2018 at 7:43 pm
    how his Chinese Coolies are going to get the concrete to build his mythical HELE Power Station.
    Youve heard of batching plants? They can bring those too.

    They contact a few of their bought and paid for Australian contacts (Dastardly, Boob Carr, Joel F, RJLH) and give them their instructions. The above pass the orders on to the ACTU and CFMMEU, and the lowest level of industrial strife seen on a construction site in years follows.

  173. She realized he was instead spending his paycheck on alcohol and his time sleeping with barmaids. The 34-year-old decided to teach her husband a lesson. Now, when he comes home and wants sex, he needs to pay her first.

    Interesting. Why would he not just keep on sleeping with the barmaids?

  174. Boambee John

    stackja at 1944

    Male and females homosexuals. Why distinguish?

    To avoid wild cat fights, and that is just the males?

  175. nemkat

    Sh1tty contractors have casued 2x SA hospital power outages to date.

    Okay, so the S.A. Government couldn’t get a hospital built by Union labour, and Labor are the Hospital buildin Party.

    What chance have a Liberal Government got of building a HELE Power Station, when it will be built by Union labour?

  176. Peter Castieau

    Donald is on Sky UK now.

  177. Roger

    What chance have a Liberal Government got of building a HELE Power Station, when it will be built by Union labour?

    It won’t be built by Union labour, you nincompoop.

    By the time our “leaders” realise it is necessary (to save their own arses), the only option will be to have the Chinese build it on their own terms.

  178. calli

    Interesting. Why would he not just keep on sleeping with the barmaids?

    She was cheaper than the barmaids. And, curiously, she set the price.

  179. nemkat

    Interesting. Why would he not just keep on sleeping with the barmaids?

    He can’t afford to, now his old bag is on the payroll.
    As a Libertarian, shouldn’t you be pleased that the bloke has got his domestic affairs arranged on a realistic basis?
    I.e., fees for services rendered?

  180. rickw

    just Adelaide being Adelaide… as you were.

    Bodies of dole recipients in the foundations causes a lot of rework.

  181. Peter Castieau

    I’m a stable genius

    Donald Trump just now.

  182. Atoms for Peace

    Adelaide gave us Robyn blue safari suits. , nuff said.

  183. nemkat
    #2761692, posted on July 12, 2018 at 8:28 pm
    Interesting. Why would he not just keep on sleeping with the barmaids?

    He can’t afford to, now his old bag is on the payroll.
    As a Libertarian, shouldn’t you be pleased that the bloke has got his domestic affairs arranged on a realistic basis?
    I.e., fees for services rendered?

    This is a good example of why the left is thoroughly demented.

    Equivocating privatising the ABC with paying your wife for sex.

  184. nemkat

    By the time our “leaders” realise it is necessary (to save their own arses), the only option will be to have the Chinese build it on their own terms.

    What do you mean by on their own terms?

  185. Frank

    With all the talk of Hillary losing the plot over her election loss it pays to spare a thought for poor Huma Abedin. She put in the hard work of growling Hills out for years in order to be able to pull the puppet strings of the most powerful person on the planet, only to have it all snatched away from her by some orange monster. That and marrying Weiner. Sort of makes Stormy Daniels seem like a good honest girl by comparison, and all for nothing.

  186. Peter Castieau

    We have the best equipment

    DT

  187. Stimpson J. Cat

    says he first refused to pay his wife for sex and even slapped her when she demanded money. Slowly though, he understood her reasons and gave in, he says. He now pays his wife 20,000 shillings ($6) each time they have sex.

    At lot cheaper than a pair of Jimmy Choos, am I right ladies?

  188. thefrolickingmole

    It’s funny, one of the strippers started slapping me across the face the other night.
    Naturally I found it hilarious and started laughing so she kept doing it.
    We ended up great friends and she introduced me to her lesbian partner who was also dancing there and we chatted about positive parenting strategies for the child they were raising together.
    Good times.

    And thats why Stimpy was banned from the daycare center….

    Also for your guaranteed viewing pleasure, sod off swampy done right.
    Warning soundtrack is basically “Autistic screeching!!!”

  189. Infidel Tiger

    TrumpGod has already secured $33bn possibly $40bn increase in NATO defence spending from the weenies.

    A god.

  190. Snoopy

    rickw
    #2761675, posted on July 12, 2018 at 8:09 pm
    @ Joe’s in Saipan:

    Don’t miss the fried Spam, rick. It’s to die for.

  191. Boambee John

    Frank W at 2031

    I think that is equating, not equivocating?

  192. Armadillo

    Stormys lawyer reckons she was arrested for letting a patron touch her indecently.

    News reports suggest it was the opposite.

    The station cites an arrest report as saying Daniels began dancing around 11:30 Wednesday night. During her performance, officers in the club said they witnessed Daniels using her bare breasts to smack patrons. The officers also said they observed Daniels fondling the breasts of female patrons.

  193. mh

    Warning soundtrack is basically “Autistic screeching!!!”

    Yeah, the Dems are really losing it! The Dems need to get a grip.

  194. Armadillo

    I guess you know you are in a strip club, but it doesn’t mean you consent to be part of the show.

  195. The station cites an arrest report as saying Daniels began dancing around 11:30 Wednesday night. During her performance, officers in the club said they witnessed Daniels using her bare breasts to smack patrons. The officers also said they observed Daniels fondling the breasts of female patrons.

    Seriously though? FFS.

    Imagine being the useless prat assigned to this crap.

    “I’m making the world a better place by not letting strippers fondle themselves in front of patrons…walking in with a 1911 .45 automatic and then testifying in court…”

  196. C.L.

    … officers in the club said they witnessed Daniels using her bare breasts to smack patrons.

    She has really parleyed her Trump notoriety into a bright new direction for herself, hasn’t she?

  197. Snoopy

    officers in the club said they witnessed Daniels using her bare breasts to smack patrons seated on the other side of the room.

  198. Armadillo

    She’s a stripper not a hooker, Dotty. Big difference.

  199. Armadillo

    The report says that when the officers approached the stage, Daniels held the face of the female officer between her breasts. It also says she did the same to a male officer. The report adds that Daniels fondled the buttocks and breasts of another officer. At that point, court documents state that a fourth officer exited the club to request assistance to make an arrest.

    Next time I get stopped for an RBT, I’m gonna swipe all the officers wallets and purses. Hell, I’m a bookmaker. They should have expected it.

  200. Gab

    Wasn’t Stormy the Stripper going to rescue some immigrant kids or something? Whatever happened to that?

  201. Makka

    that a fourth officer exited the club to request assistance to make an arrest.

    Huh??

  202. Armadillo

    Back to the tape. Americans greatest lawyer who has threatened to run against Trump in 2020.

    She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner! Are you kidding me? They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!!! #SetUp #Basta

    — Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) July 12, 2018

  203. calli

    Stormy’s star has set. Or gone supernova.

  204. DrBeauGan

    a seemingly ordinary sort of guy at the traffic lights says to Hairy, hey, you’ve got a hole in that plastic bag. Hairy holds it up to inspect. No hole. The guy laughs his gotcha, and points to the opening of it and says, there, a hole

    The usual line is for the bloke to put on his x-ray glasses and say to the girl:

    “You’ve got holes in your knickers.”

    She says: “No I haven’t”.

    He says: “Yes you have or you couldn’t put them on.”

    It’s a pick-up line, it doesn’t have to be funny.

  205. Armadillo

    FMD. This whole Stormy thing is turning into a train crash for the MSM. How long did they “gripe” about it for? Weeks on end.

    Turns out she’s a nutter with a shyster lawyer.

    mOnts? Front and centre. Explain what’s going on here.

  206. The report says that when the officers approached the stage, Daniels held the face of the female officer between her breasts. It also says she did the same to a male officer. The report adds that Daniels fondled the buttocks and breasts of another officer. At that point, court documents state that a fourth officer exited the club to request assistance to make an arrest.

    Well now, you’re not meant to do that.

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

    So wait, at least 2/4 officers were female, and unable to arrest this marching powder living diva?

    This just sounds like a Reno 911 repisode.

  207. Armadillo

    It’s a pick-up line, it doesn’t have to be funny.

    No wonder you’re single Doc.

  208. Makka

    Donald J. Trump

    Verified account

    @realDonaldTrump
    Following Following @realDonaldTrump
    More
    ….On top of it all, Germany just started paying Russia, the country they want protection from, Billions of Dollars for their Energy needs coming out of a new pipeline from Russia. Not acceptable! All NATO Nations must meet their 2% commitment, and that must ultimately go to 4%!

    11:12 PM – 11 Jul 2018

  209. Armadillo

    So wait, at least 2/4 officers were female, and unable to arrest this marching powder living diva?

    The place would have been chock-a-block full of Democrats there just to support Stormy. She’s a victim standing up to the evil Donald Trump. Probably full of Antifa types and so on. You can just imagine the howls as the cops took her out of there.

  210. calli

    They needed help to arrest Stormy? Look no further.

  211. cohenite

    So Trump is going to get 4% out of the euro-trash. I wonder what he’ll get out of Putin?

  212. thefrolickingmole

    Its kind of ironic, 70 years on and the Germans are begging the Russians to gas them.

  213. Gab

    Porn star Stormy Daniels plans US border trip to help immigrant children separated from family under Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy

    Yeah, never heard anymore about it. She must have got sidetracked by a stripping gig.

  214. Infidel Tiger

    They will never pay 4%

    Paying 2% is the first objective.

  215. Makka

    IT, you said he could never win the Presidency.

  216. Geriatric Mayfly

    Can someone explain what is a HELE power station. I hope is has nothing to do with the root-word Helios.

  217. Oh come on

    Not acceptable! All NATO Nations must meet their 2% commitment, and that must ultimately go to 4%!

    LOL demand 4% accept 2%, nice one. Trump is shifting the 2% mark from an aspirational goal to a hard minimum. 4% will now be the aspirational goal that nobody (not even the US) meets.

  218. mh

    Bill Clinton was touching Monica in a non sexual manner. With his dick.

  219. Armadillo

    All NATO Nations must meet their 2% commitment, and that must ultimately go to 4%!

    LOL. Pay up what you owe, and then I’m going to double it. Just because you’re arseholes.

    They will never pay 4%

    Correct. Provided they stop being arseholes. Art of the deal.

  220. Infidel Tiger

    IT, you said he could never win the Presidency.

    No I didn’t. Prove it with direct quotes or I will post the pictures of you sucking dicks.

    4% defence spending out of war time is unheard of. No european country will ever get close.

    The US spends 3.5%.

  221. JC

    Under Reagan the US got to 5% but it was always meant to be a rebuild and send the SOVs broke.

    The Weenies don’t have 2% let alone 4%.

  222. Makka

    No I didn’t. Prove it with direct quotes or I will post the pictures of you sucking dicks.

    You were worse than Aussieute. A real bedwetter girlyman. Post away.

  223. Top Ender

    What Bandt really wants is:

    – no countries any more so no borders

    – everyone paid by the government

    – government running everything

    – private enterprise banned

    – everyone wears the same

    – all children educated by the state

    – deviants reported to the Thought Police who will take them away for re-education, execution, or brainwiping.

    C’mon Adam, be honest, you know that’s your vision of the world.

  224. Infidel Tiger

    Post away.

    So you admit that I have pics of you sucking dick.

    Don’t worry, I won’t post them. I am a gentleman.

  225. JC

    Makkaroni

    Artiste was one of the first people here who caught onto Trump with his answering back and general contempt of the media. CL and I were the other two. You were asleep at the wheel when this was going on. As you know, but continue to ignore because it’s uncomfortable, I moved away from Trump when he began announcing his first set of policies, which not only made him look like a D’rat, but it was debatable if he was to the left of crazy Bernie. When he became sensible I took another look at him.

    This was never a race to who was first, it was a slow grind to choose the best candidate. You seem to think it was a 100 yard sprint, which is not only idiotic, but very boneheaded.

    Artiste may not recall, but like me, I remember the time he began to take another look at him. It was when Trump announced his Supreme Court picks disavowing the appointment of his sister to the court.

    Stop being an idiot, as it’s not a good look.

  226. Stimpson J. Cat

    IT, you said he could never win the Presidency.

    IT and JC jumped on and off the Trump Train more than a pair of hobos riding the rails in the Great Depression.

  227. Makka

    STFU JC, you were as bad as he was. You both behaved miserably like jilted schoolgirls.

  228. Infidel Tiger

    Makkaroni may not have noticed but I say a tiny bit of crazy stuff on this god forsaken website.

  229. Geriatric Mayfly

    Never underestimate that creep Bandt and his credentials. He has a PhD in Marxist Law dontcha know.

  230. Infidel Tiger

    One thing that did disappoint me about trump was that at one stage I thought he could actually win all 50 states. There’s 2020 to prove me right.

  231. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    LIFE
    American airlines lobby for less animals on flights
    This peacock was denied permission to travel as an emotional support pet at Newark, New Jersey, earlier this year.

    Alison Sider
    The Wall Street Journal
    12:00AM July 12, 2018
    Airlines have had it with emotional support animals. US carriers are urging regulators to change the rules for flying with service animals. They say a surge in ­untrained pets accom­panying passengers is proving unmanageable.

    The US Department of Transportation has agreed to revisit those rules. In comments to the department intended to help shape that decision, airlines say existing guidelines force them to accommodate a menagerie of ­critters that too often are poorly behaved, hurt passengers or leave messes for crew members to clean up. “The regulations are unneces­sarily broad and easily abused,” American Airlines Group says in its letter to the department. “People have been bitten, licked, jumped on and growled at; aisles have been blocked, and animals have urinated and defecated on our ­aeroplanes.”

    Carriers want the ­department to draw a distinction between trained service dogs that assist people with psychiatric or physical disorders, and animals that provide more passive emotional support.

    From the Oz. Yup, peak stupidity, I think we are there.

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