Monday Forum: August 6, 2018

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  1. DrBeauGan

    I conjecture that the reason Catholicism and Anglicans have gone all touchy-feely in recent times is that the competition, leftism, has had such success with it. There is bugger all by way of appeal to rationality in cultural Marxism, but it’s been very good at exploiting people’s innate decency and kindness.

  2. Top Ender

    Thanks Pedro the Ignorant – an enjoyable report.

  3. Makka

    Also there is no conspiracy because these people did not conspire with one another. Many of them do not know each other. They are doing what is best for them and their ‘like minded people’.

    This is just rubbish Boris. You are posting shit. Go away and have a read about the whole FISA process, Steele Dossier, Fusion GP and the FBI personnel involved. The cover ups. Not only did they know each other, in some cases these conspirators were married to each other. If not screwing one another. You’re taking through your arse again.

  4. None

    As I thought: the whole “guy who broke jaw, smashed my teeth and was within an inch of ending my life is my BFF” was all bullshit. Fake news. Probably came from the Gaff camp. https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/matthew-pavlich-says-andrew-gaff-and-andrew-brayshaw-did-not-play-golf-together-days-before-gaff-punched-brayshaw/news-story/61b6a2b86d32799716598f03ee0cabe7 Gaff got off way too lightly. He should have been treated like Leigh Matthews. Minimum 12 months. Assault charges. And unlike that thug Matthews, to be permanently excluded from all awards. Body punches should be the same.

  5. Top Ender

    Staffer speaks out: working for Emma Husar was ‘brutal and bizarre’

    BRAD NORINGTON
    ASSOCIATE EDITOR
    19 MINUTES AGO AUGUST 8, 2018

    A former employee of Labor MP Emma Husar claims she received “insensitive and ­brutal” treatment during six months of working as a staffer, and alleges that her ex-boss was ­involved in ­“bizarre events” that led to the sudden month-long disappearance of her daughter.

    Angela Hadchiti told The Australian she had decided to speak out because she was infuriated that Ms Husar was publicly dismissing allegations of alleged ­office bullying and harassment by blaming disgruntled ex-staffer Jeremy Anderson for a political “stitch-up”.

    “There is not one staffer ­involved in this,” said Ms Hadchiti, who is the first former employee of Ms Husar to speak publicly about working for the federal MP for Lindsay in Sydney’s west.

    “I want to take the burden off Jeremy Anderson and his father. There are 22 of us, and we are in this together. We have been speaking to Bill Shorten’s office, to NSW Labor and to the union for months.”

    Ms Hadchiti was recruited by Ms Husar in late August last year — and started work in September at the MP’s electorate office after they met about a year earlier through their involvement with a White Ribbon charity event.

    While appalled at Ms Husar’s alleged abrupt treatment of other staff, Ms Hadchiti said personal difficulties became extreme in ­November when the MP allegedly verbally abused her, ostracised her from office activities and cut her off from Facebook and Instagram. What she did not know at the time, Ms Hadchiti said, was that Ms Husar had befriended her eldest daughter, Elissa, then a 20-year-old law student who lived with Ms Hadchiti and had recently come out as gay. Ms Hadchiti said ­“bizarre events” started on ­November 11 when Elissa came home from her Saturday part-time shift at a supermarket, packed an overnight bag and without explanation attempted to reverse her car out of the home garage.

    Ms Hadchiti said she tried to use the garage remote to block her daughter’s exit. “All the while I was repeatedly asking Elissa what she was doing, where she was going, etc, to no avail,” she said.

    Police were called, but left after speaking to Ms Hadchiti. She did not hear from Elissa for almost a month, she said, and feared her daughter was missing.

    According to Ms Hadchiti, she learned from the electorate office manager in early December that her daughter had been living with Ms Husar “the whole time”. She said she confronted Ms Husar, angry the MP had ­allegedly not told her about her daughter’s whereabouts. She claimed Ms Husar allegedly told her she was “too Catholic”, ­“homophobic” and “not understanding” about her daughter’s sexuality when same-sex marriage was about to be legislated. Ms Hadchiti said she had known about her daughter’s “coming out” for 18 months, and said the pair previously had a good relationship despite her admitted difficulty in coming to terms with her daughter’s sexuality.

    The situation became more ­bizarre in December, Ms Hadchiti claimed, when her daughter went to the office and did some volunteer chores for Ms Husar. “She ­ordered me not to talk to her,” Ms Hadchiti said.

    Ms Hadchiti first had time to talk alone with her daughter, she said, when Elissa went home in late December to give Christmas gifts to her two young sisters.

    She said Elissa, who had lived rent-free at Ms Husar’s home but was required to perform tasks such as childminding and looking after the pet dog and a rabbit, appeared unhappy. Elissa returned home to live with her mother and sisters in the first week of January and remains there.

    Last night, Elissa told The Australian that she was frightened of Ms Husar.

    “It got to the point that I was afraid of her — of the retaliation I might face if I didn’t obey her. She (Husar) is always trying to suit her own agenda, and she made me feel like she was always right and I was wrong. She told me I had ADHD,” Elissa said.

    Ms Hadchiti said she was ­“really saddened” to resign from her position in early February ­because she loved her job, but she said the stress was too much.

    “I was subjected to Ms Husar’s bullying, harassment and obscenities in the office. She asked me on a daily basis to walk her dog and to pick up dog droppings. I saw her behaviour towards other staff. She called some ‘useless’ and said I was mentally unstable.”

    Ms Hadchiti, a single mother of three, is one of 22 former staffers interviewed by barrister John Whelan for an inquiry into Ms Husar’s alleged bullying and ­intimidation of staff that was ­ordered in March by the NSW ALP’s head office.

    With Mr Whelan expected to hand an interim report to the NSW ALP this week, senior Labor sources have confirmed Ms Husar is likely to be disendorsed as the candidate for Lindsay at the next election if there are findings of wrongdoing.

    Ms Husar vigorously denies allegations against her, and appears set to resist any efforts to push her out. She has hired barrister Sandy Dawson SC to represent her. In tweets and in documents aired by Fairfax Media, Ms Husar says allegations against her only surfaced after she dismissed Mr Anderson. She has blamed him and his father, former NSW police minister Peter Anderson, for campaigning against her since.

    The position of Mr Shorten on Ms Husar’s future is unclear, with the Labor leader saying he only learned of allegations on July 18, and that he will not comment further until the results of the Whelan inquiry are known. It is understood Ms Husar’s legal team has sought to have large sections of ­allegations against her struck out because they were reported on condition of “anonymity”.

    Ms Hadchiti said she quit in February because her life was ­almost “wrecked” and she could not continue despite needing the job to survive financially. She said Ms Husar appeared caring at first, and was welcoming to her children when she sometimes took them to the office. But problems that allegedly began with demands upon her and other staff to walk Ms Husar’s dog and clean up its excrement escalated.

    Ms Hadchiti now worked as an executive assistant for the legal and governance team of a community housing group, and was getting on well with her daughter.

    The Australian asked Ms Husar for comment with detailed questions on Ms Hadchiti’s allegations. Ms Husar told The Australian: “I reject completely this ludicrous fabrication of the facts. If a friend comes to me in a time of crisis seeking support, I help them. I don’t turn my back on them.

    “I’m not going to comment on the specifics of someone’s private life and their difficult family circumstances. I’m disappointed but not surprised that The Australian would breach someone’s right to privacy in this way.”

    The Australian can confirm Ms Hadchiti came to the newspaper of her own accord to volunteer her account. She said she believed it was important to speak out. The Australian has also heard accounts from Ms Hadchiti’s daughter, with her permission, of what transpired when she lived with Ms Husar.

    Ms Hadchiti first came to Ms Husar’s attention as the victim of domestic violence, an issue the MP has made a key campaigning issue. Ms Hadchiti was so badly bashed in 2014 she had a spinal fracture. Her ex-husband, to whom she was married for 19 years, was jailed for 12 months and deported to Lebanon in December, following intervention by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, while Ms Hadchiti was working for Ms Husar.

    Last night, Ms Hadchiti said: “I did go through a hard time in that office, and we (my family) went to counselling afterwards, but we’re over it.”

    Link but complete article and no comments open

  6. Top Ender

    That’s gonna be the final straw for Labor. The killer quote:

    “There are 22 of us, and we are in this together. We have been speaking to Bill Shorten’s office, to NSW Labor and to the union for months.”

  7. Infidel Tiger

    Husar sounds like an absolute nutcase.

    Is she a lez?

  8. Steve trickler

    None
    #2783587, posted on August 7, 2018 at 11:14 pm
    You like the Danske lasses I notice, Steve. Or are they Norwegian? Your heritage?

    Always open to unique vocals, None.

    Such as this.

    a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKW0Tsua5r4″>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKW0Tsua5r4

  9. Old School Conservative

    Her ex-husband, to whom she was married for 19 years, was jailed for 12 months and deported to Lebanon in December, following intervention by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, while Ms Hadchiti was working for Ms Husar.

    Hmmmm. I wonder if the Appeals Tribunal and labor lawyers left this one alone?

  10. None

    Husar has all the hallmarks of a witch turned menopausal lesbian. By all accounts Husar is a nasty, nasty piece of work – telling a mother not to speak to her daughter? The complainants should go through work authorities and/or police. This is not a matter for an internal Labor party review (and hence whitewash). Hadchiti was on the public purse and Husar’s office is a public enterprise. Turnbull totally AWOL on this, allowing our parliament to be sullied even further. And for the last time, get rid of every woman in parliament. Every single one, local, state or federal. They are all useless either incompetent, liars, or thieves, a waste of space, tax hoovers, a disgrace to my biological gender. Name me one who isn’t.

  11. None

    Sorry Steve, I absolutely HATE that song. Hate it with a passion. With or without unique vocals.

  12. None

    Hmmmm. I wonder if the Appeals Tribunal and labor lawyers left this one alone?

    Yeah maybe if he killed her and an unborn child by bashing her with a bike he could have stayed and been awared millions by Gillian.

  13. None

    Hedley Thomas doing the police force’s job.

  14. zyconoclast

    For Most Refugees, Resettlement Is Not a Matter of Life and Death

    The UN refugee agency tweeted this week that resettlement is a “lifeline” available to the most vulnerable refugees, such as those in need of urgent medical care, women and girls at risk, children at risks and survivors of violence and torture.

    View image on Twitter

    Except that it is not necessarily the most vulnerable and urgent cases that are submitted for resettlement.

    According to recent data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), almost all refugees submitted for resettlement in 2017 (75,200 in total) were in “normal” circumstances “where there are no immediate medical, social, or security concerns which would merit expedited processing”.

    UNHCR gives a breakdown of its 2017 resettlement submissions by priority levels:

    Emergency: 1.1 percent
    Urgent: 6.4 percent
    Normal: 92.5 percent
    It also classifies its 2017 resettlement submissions by categories. Let’s look at the four categories listed in the tweet above:

    Survivors of Violence and/or Torture: 27.4 percent
    Children and Adolescents at Risk: 9.9 percent
    Women and Girls at Risk: 7.3 percent
    Refugees with Medical Needs: 3.5 percent
    These categories add up to less than half (48.1 percent) the total number of refugees UNHCR referred for resettlement. Hence, UNHCR’s claim that “[a]ll refugees referred for resettlement must fit at least one vulnerability category” is not a fair depiction of reality, unless every refugee, according to them, is deemed “vulnerable”. If that were the case, shouldn’t every single one be given the opportunity to be resettled?

    A closer look at the “Survivors of Violence and/or Torture” category confirms the broad scope of UNHCR’s categories. The refugee agency encourages a broad definition of “violence” when considering resettlement:

    Violence itself is an extremely diffuse and complex phenomenon, and defining it is not an exact science. Notions of what is acceptable and unacceptable in terms of behaviour and what constitutes harm, are culturally influenced and constantly under review as values and social norms evolve. [Emphasis added.]

    Moreover, a refugee may have experienced violence directly or indirectly: “Refugees may have themselves survived or witnessed other forms of extreme violence in their country of origin or their country of asylum.” But weren’t most (if not all) refugees who fled a country of war confronted by violence one way or another? Are all, then, in urgent need of resettlement?

    The UN refugee agency and other refugee advocates capitalize on emotional appeals such as the tweet above to convince the American public that the resettlement program is designed to save the lives of the “most vulnerable” refugees. But, as I keep pointing out, refugees with no specific vulnerabilities or urgent needs are being resettled in the U.S. Most were not in danger in their country of first asylum. Many were undoubtedly suffering from unemployment, destitution, and despair – but so are thousands, perhaps millions, of their compatriots stuck in neighboring countries.

    There are two reasons for these misleading pleas. First, refugee advocates need to keep stirring public sentiments as they push for higher resettlement admissions amid calls to #welcomerefugees. Second, if they were to admit to the absence of specific selection criteria, they would have to justify the moral injustice of picking a “lucky few” for resettlement while leaving others behind.

  15. zyconoclast

    The Communists Behind the “Abolish ICE,” “Occupy ICE” Agitation

    Who’s leading the “Abolish ICE,” “No Borders” agitation? Don’t expect the establishment media to mention that it’s the Revolutionary Communist Party, Communist Party USA, Workers World Party, Democratic Socialists of America, Antifa anarcho-communists, the National Lawyers Guild, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

  16. zyconoclast

    From earlier this year

    The struggle to conceive with frozen eggs
    Brigitte Adams became the poster child for freezing your eggs. But things didn’t quite work out how she imagined.

    Brigitte Adams caused a sensation four years ago when she appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek under the headline, “Freeze your eggs, Free your career.” She was single and blond, a Vassar graduate who spoke fluent Italian, and was working in tech marketing for a number of prestigious companies. Her story was one of empowerment, how a new fertility procedure was giving women more choices, as the magazine noted provocatively, “in the quest to have it all.”

    Adams remembers feeling a wonderful sense of freedom after she froze her eggs in her late 30s, despite the $19,000 cost. Her plan was to work a few more years, find a great guy to marry and still have a house full of her own children.

    Things didn’t turn out the way she hoped.

    RTWT

  17. Fisky

    Wow. Nice to see the official line at “Reason” magazine is now completely indistinguishable from the Far Left.

    Robby Soave
    @robbysoave
    Banning Alex Jones isn’t about free speech, it’s about the incoherence of “hate speech” and the impossible task of policing it on social media

  18. zyconoclast

    Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed may be American-born, but he is a living embodiment of what has been called the “red-green axis.”

    Since Sayed is a self-styled progressive, it is not surprising that he has been warmly embraced by far-left “democratic socialists” Sen. Bernie Sanders and the suddenly famous U.S. House candidate from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They are comrades in the struggle, after all.

    The American left (the “red” side of the axis) is allied out of convenience with Islamists and sharia-supremacists (the “green” side), who want to fundamentally transform the United States of America – for the worst.

    Their primary tools are name-calling and intimidation. Their wealthy foundations fund nonprofits and campaigns focused on making our culture Islam-friendly while weakening our resolve to fight Islamic supremacism and the terrorism it deploys against us.

    In Islam, deceiving non-Muslims is perfectly acceptable. Sayed uses misdirection and dissimulation to avoid discussing the ugly, anti-American beliefs of his fellow Islamists.

  19. None

    Re:

    zyconoclast
    #2783635, posted on August 8, 2018 at 1:16 am

    From earlier this year

    If I could ban IVF I would. It is one of the most mendacious and exploitative not to mention immoral industries there is. It is designed to lie to women especially and deny women proper information about fertility – basic information our mothers and grandmothers used to pass down to their daughters before the feminazis destroyed everything with school sex ed (= 98% lies).
    I tell all young women (and men) to live their life with intention, none of this falling into relationships and finding out 5-10 years later you don’t want to have a family together so girl is left on the shelf, clock ticking, guy runs off and finds a younger girlfriend within months. I also tell the girls stay off the pill because it takes at least a year for your body to adjust after you come off it (time for the IVF people to tell you you have fertility problems) and have your first baby by 30 because after that your fertility starts declining. If the guy you are dating is not father material, run away fast. Don’t waste time with time wasters. If you’re a guy and you think you can get friends with benefits don’t expect any decent woman to want to be your wife. If you want a family one day start planning for a family by starting to look for Mr (or Mrs) Right from day 1. There are no guarantees of course, but maximise your chances. Who wants to conceive kids whose father is some guy who wanked into a cup? WHO WANTS TO BE THAT KID.

  20. BorisG

    Nice to see Boris on the same side as Christian bakers and homo-hoedown wedding cakes.

    Yes I am and unapologetically so.

  21. BorisG

    ah Alex Jones is the one who claimed that massacred children are alive? Good riddance.

  22. BorisG

    If I could ban IVF I would. bla bla

    None, you sound very boring. I suspect girls don’t listen to you and have a life.

    Besides you just said above women should not be making political decisions.

  23. Tom

    This beaut John Spooner cartoon popped up on Monday as Pravda on Yarra’s now former last real cartoonist launched his new book, What The Hell Was He Thinking, which, among other things, outlines Fakefacts’ censorship of his dissident opinions as he strayed outside the leftist groupthink. Blot coverage here.

  24. None

    None, you sound very boring.

    You might want to raise your daughters as sluts or have your sons treat women as slut but I guess that’s why you sound old and alone.

    I suspect girls don’t listen to you and have a life.

    Only two weeks ago yet another girl had to admit I was right.

    Besides you just said above women should not be making political decisions.

    No, I said they should not be in politics. Women, like men, make political decisions all the time and I am not going to stop them. And that has nothing to do with accepting the lies meted out by the IVF industry.

    Do keep up, BorisG.

  25. Tom

    Adelaide-based Peter Broelman draws cartoons for the Australian bush – newspapers outside the main capital cities. And, like the Herald-Sun’s Mark Knight, the inner leftard is screaming to liberate itself from the down-home façade. Like all leftards and unlike his audience, he’s a CAGW believer. Oh dear. What a car crash.

  26. None

    Gee just hand me $444 million of other people’s money will ya? No interest, no tender, no public record to speak of. And quite rich associates (e.g. Google, Qantas). So Turnbull just hands $444 million to a “charity” (!!??) with a nut case head who lies about the current state of the Reef like this https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/07/head-of-reef-foundation-says-444m-grant-was-complete-surprise

  27. None

    All of SA is a car crash, Tom. Lunatic Steven Marshall is continuing the lunatic policies of Rann and what’s his face (such a car crash I can’t even remember the last SA premiers name. The one who fellated Elon Musk on national TV)

  28. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Posting the piece below from Aberdeen where we arrived by train this arvo from Edinburgh. The hotel is full of wing chairs, old and elaborate wooden furniture, and blue velvet. Quite nice, actually. Tres Scottish.
    Tomorrow we get the ferry to the Shetland Islands. I’ve always wanted to go there.

    Anyway; scroll if not interested and worry not, early morning pixels are cheap. 🙂

    Edinburgh: I have a theory about that name, but youse can wait till Quadrant next month for any discussion of that. We were here two years ago, and the Golden Mile is even more packed, because it is The Fringe Festival of ‘edgy’ comedy and theatrical performance which happens at the same time in summer as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which we have come to see. Thus, for our sins, we are totally surrounded day and night by the best of Britain’s lefty luvvies, up from that anti-Brexit hive down South and with the addition of some Scottish-bred ones. Cultivated accents abound in the streets, some with a socialist Scottish burr. Weirdos of various sorts also tag along to make the streets similar to the streets of Sydney’s Newtown. You get the idea. Hairy’s booked us once more into the Old Town, where the hotel prices have doubled or even trebled for the duration. Learn from us when you book your Tattoo tickets, Cats. Make sure you book from the box office, not as we did from some on-seller who comes up top in the Google listing, for our on-seller, we found, put a 400% mark-up on the ticket’s original price. Rip off territory; we wore it, but it did seem a scam.

    Right Wing Comedian: The Times did an article on this guy and a couple of others who are breaking away from the mainstream of dire political correctness at the Festival. There are, after all, only so many times you can announce ‘fuck Trump’ and still get a laugh. This comedian, whose name is Leo Kearse, calls himself ‘Right Wing Commedian’ to attract his audience. The Scotsman reviewed him as ‘seriously good … quick, funny, smart and hilarious’, and after seeing his show we wouldn’t disagree with that. How different his approach is to the posters for other shows, which we found rather painful to even walk by. They are so up themselves pandering to their own ilk of ‘edgy’ aging middle class luvvies who blindly adher to Britain’s SJW culture. Kearse works within the ‘Free Fringe’, where you pay a performer according to how you like his or her show. Leo was at the bar when we arrived at his venue, so we chatted with him about how fed up we were with political correctness ruining all comedy and fun. He, and a show manager who had just hired him for another gig, so successful had he been, both concurred.

    Leo’s show was held in a room called Pravda in a cellar complex. The audience was basically young and male. The room held about thirty people and they were hanging out for something different. Leo started by asking how many were lefties, saying ‘own up’. About five sheepishly put up their hands. Then he welcomed the ghost of Margaret Thatcher, and things perked up from there. His schtick is that he was brought up by impoverished hippy parents in the 80’s who had sold up his mighty inheritance in London before London prices took off and moved to Scotland where their assets became few and their son suffered their desire for him to excel by being gay or something interesting while they fed him hippy food and ideology. He resisted it all and was introduced as one of Scotland’s only Tories. He had us all in stitches, even the lefties, within two minutes as after hippy parents he covered the appallingness of fatties, the infuriating privacy invasions of commonly used websites wanting to know all about you, indeed, the agonies of form filling in general, how bullying was necessary for a kid to survive in poverty (turns ’em tough), how the me-too brigade deserved Weinstein just as he deserved them, and how Trump had a few points in his favour. He was fairly soft on Brexit, Islam and immigration, but overall a good start to destroying the world of PC and ending on a note that led me to lead the clapping – the value and virtues of freedom of speech.

    I gave him a personal ten quid from me, and Hairy reefed out something in quality notes from his wallet to also show his approval. Leo was so funny that I did literally wet my pants, mildly anyway. Four births and the old bitch called mother nature can do that when you laugh harder than you should. He’s been to Adelaide and Melbourne and we said he should come to Sydney. He’s the sort of person who can hold an audience together and get them thinking.

    The Military Tattoo: as some Cats have already said, a not-to-be-missed occasion which in our schedule followed straight on from the Right Wing Comedian. Set in the forecourt of the grand old castle high on Castle Rock, it was a full-house on stadium-style seats for a continuing parade of military and cultural display. A voice-over brings the audience through the action and does a warm up first on the nationalities present. We added a big ‘yay’ to the roar of other Aussies present. Then came the massed bands of sporrans, spats, bagpipes, the full regalia, in all the tartans of red, blue, green, yellow. Spirits soared as the flames in the many gas braziers around the castle entrance, walls, and parade ground all flared up in an atavistic calling to the gods as screen projections against the castle changed constantly to the parade themes. We were all in this together.

    A noted cultural group was that from Oman, in full and ancient Islamic pride, all on horseback and with equal numbers of male and female participants. Oman ruled Kenya for two hundred years, Hairy whispers to me. Full marks to the very beautiful girl on a huge draught horse that had giant hoofs. She was the only one with stirrups and she pushed mightily against them as she gave a continual, confidently joyous and strident rendition of drum beats alternating in a swinging rhythm between two drums, one on each side of the horse, for the whole of their performance. Very interesting as a tribal display of colour and tradition, the men with swords and a sort of turban.

    Mexico was another stand out, a full-throated hombrero in sombrero leading the song and castanet Spanish dancing as many women in glorious frills flounced in assorted primary colours, teasing their male companions in dance, and everyone’s feet tapped to the Latin-American strains of it all. Then Switzerland did a Swiss-Guards march with clocklike precision-drumming, backed on the castle walls by images of moving clockwork. The US, well represented in the crowd, especially by various high schools, were also memorable for their Yankee Doodle C18th garbed tin whistlers from Massachusetts as they claimed America’s independence from Britain.’

    The special effects were good. Particularly fun were the bubble generator machines that enhanced the dance of ‘the youth’, as we all joined in smashing bubbles shimmering in the many lights, catching them like kids ourselves as we reached up from our seats. ‘Youth’ also did some Scottish sword dancing which was very nimbly done and there was also Czech folk dancing, which brought out Hairy’s memories of Prague. His ‘Borat’ memories resurfaced as he whispered to me the mock-explanatory reprise of ‘a happy folk dance about killing the j3ws’. He likes to recall the dark underbelly of European traditional life whenever he sees the merry peasantry at play.

    Then the serious stuff: the military displays interspersed throughout. Fighter bombers dived in projection over the castle walls as ‘never was so much owed by so many to so few’ came up during the RAF sequence, the US naval precision team amazed with the agility of their click-clack rifle swapping, throwing, catching and position twisting, receiving a final grand applause as their training walked from front to back between two lines in syncopation with their throwing one to the other between lines, and never once spearing him as he progressed. Better than the Rockettes from Radio City, and from me, that is high praise indeed. Also, tears in Hairy’s eyes again at memories of our visit to the Menin Gate at Ypres as the gate was projected on to the castle and one of the regular buglers from Ypres sounded the Last Post. A lone piper appeared soon after and piped from high on the castle turrets as the participants all massed for the final parade, a real humdinger. The audience offered a standing ovation and crossed arms. We joined hands with people on either side of our seats to form a chain that rocked both sides of the stadium in a fine rendition of Auld Lang Sine, followed while we were still standing by God Save the Queen and all the kids saying goodbye by waving their iphone torches around in circles in the air. Buy the video and see it for yourself.

    You won’t see this bit though: some silly idiots decided to ignore requests to stay seated during the finale and lined up for an early exit in an entranceway down steps near where we were seated a few rows from the front, thus obscuring our vista of the parade. Sit down, people hissed at them, but they took no notice, so Hairy became very Irish and roared at them: Sit. Down. Then again: Sit. Down. They all then sat on the steps, except one aged @rsehole in a blue jacket and cap who was filming it for himself with a grand view while obscuring it for everyone else. Selfishness personified, if even Hairy’s roar didn’t affect him. A sad mar to the conviviality and general fun of the night.

  29. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Front page of the Australian:

    “This baby is one in 25 million: The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ population clock has struck 25 million, and this healthy baby boy may have been the one.”

    … and the photo features a child and a mother of colourfulness, most certainly not common garden white racist Australian. A man could have confidently put the rent money on it, they can’t help themselves.

  30. Gary

    BorisG
    #2783642, posted on August 8, 2018 at 2:13 am
    Nice to see Boris on the same side as Christian bakers and homo-hoedown wedding cakes.
    Yes I am and unapologetically so.

    —–

    BorisG
    #2783644, posted on August 8, 2018 at 2:19 am
    ah Alex Jones is the one who claimed that massacred children are alive? Good riddance.

    I’m glad I no longer have to waist time figuring out that your not a Russian bot.

  31. Tom

    Splendid account of Edinburgh and the military tattoo, Lizzie. I’ll remember the name Leo Kearse — a pioneer in a comedy renaissance, free of fascist PC. Great writing from you. Thanks. PS: let us know of stuff upcoming in Quadrant.

  32. RobK

    Thanks Tom and Lizzie. A good read each.

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thanks Tom for the cartoons!

    Lobbecke deserves a run too, for a worthy one of Sir John Monash. I think it is accompanying Paul Kelly’s article today, which I think is about the Battle of Amiens, 8 Aug 1918.

  34. Herodotus

    Janet A in the Oz has the latest in the series Politics Is Broken.
    Corporate leaders are running on gender and social issues rather than looking after business. They won’t support the tax cuts or anything else that could lead to bad headlines.
    They’re either too scared to donate money to conservatives (perhaps having difficulty finding some) or else they feel they have to donate equally to both major parties. The unions have no such problem, and don’t care if a percentage of their membership aren’t fans of the ALP.
    Link

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    If I subscribed to the Oz I wouldn’t have to think so much.

  36. Gary

    BorisG
    #2783613, posted on August 8, 2018 at 12:03 am
    Also there is no conspiracy because these people did not conspire with one another. Many of them do not know each other. They are doing what is best for them and their ‘like minded people’.
    But I understand why it is tempting to call it a conspiracy, the doing of some evil guys, the swamp etc. then it is tempting to do what trump is doing and think you can drain the swamp by firing people, replacing judges etc. In fact we have to ask ourselves as to how we got here, what caused it. Hard questions have to be asked about the system of government and of elections that led to it. These are hard questions, but they are systemic and not about personalities.

    When you’ve defended the status quo, belittled concern and hoisted the white flag.
    Sure!

  37. Herodotus

    No subscription needed to read this piece on bees, which the author maintains are not threatened – as we’ve been told by the usual suspects for some time now.
    Via Maggie’s Farm
    Link

  38. Elle

    Thanks Tom and Lizzie. A good read each.

    I second that. Excellent!

  39. None

    A wonderful account, Lizzie. Thank you.

  40. Baldrick

    Cheers Tom, Branco #1 today.

  41. rickw

    Waiting for a train last night I looked down the platform.

    I think the Leftists can claim victory in Melbourne, not an Australian in sight.

    Won’t vote for socialism? We’ll import people who will.

  42. None

    I always knew Sydney University was a toilet but the headline is alone on the front page of the Tele ate mind boggling. Students are getting into debt for that crap which taxpayers fund several times over as those debts never get repaid. In the meantime already struggling humanities departments tell themselves directly into the grave. Imagination with no classics, no history, the literature all because it was destroyed by fuckwits like these. In the meantime the minister for penis tucking keeps interfering in primary and secondary schools which are entirely state responsibility while our University I run I fascist racist clowns.

  43. Mindfree

    A great time at L’anse aux Meadows where the Vikings first landed in North America
    Took a guided tour around the archeological site learning a lot about how the vikings and the indigenous peoples interreacted
    Then took a 5km walk around the point and blown away by the vegetation and
    how the vikings utilized this for both food, clothing and ship maintenance
    All in all a must se for anyone travellling in that part of the world

    The people here show each other and outsiders the greatest respect
    One thing was the amount of cut wooden logs on the side of the road for winter and the small vegetable gardens – no one is concerned abount anyone taking someone elses goods and the same applies at home where no one is concerned about leaving the front door unlocked
    Great place Newfoundland

  44. Top Ender

    Good description Lizzie.

    Pity nothing to throw at the final person who didn’t sit down.

  45. entropy

    None
    #2783665, posted on August 8, 2018 at 5:15 am
    Gee just hand me $444 million of other people’s money will ya? No interest, no tender, no public record to speak of. And quite rich associates (e.g. Google, Qantas). So Turnbull just hands $444 million to a “charity” (!!??) with a nut case head who lies about the current state of the Reef like this https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/07/head-of-reef-foundation-says-444m-grant-was-complete-surprise

    itmeasn that Turnbull just wanted an annouceable that would outbid anyone else on reef programs, but also wanted to ensure it did not impact on the budget going forward. Thus the $444m was ‘spent’ in the 2017-18 budget, making it possible to ‘spend’ the money and still approach a surplus in a couple of years, at least on paper. There will be heaps of bullshit like that.
    That it was given as a lump sum to a loon shows how much this narcissist really cares about the reef, whether the money is well spent or not, or how stupid he thinks the general voter is, is not surprising.
    in any case, there is so much money washing about reef programs the most of it will just be absorbed by rent seekers ‘r us. They ran out of high value programs to fund years ago.
    Now most of the money probably goes to self important regulators, office based clipboard warriors reporting on the doers on the ground they no doubt now outnumber.

  46. DrBeauGan

    Charlie Kirk
    Is a bit of a berk.
    But Candace Owens
    Has gots me goin’s

  47. Herodotus

    The list of blatant banning, shadow-banning, denial of existence, you name it, grows apace.
    Whether you are Lauren Southern, Stefan Molyneaux, Alex Jones or next up: Breitbart?
    Some large social media actor may have any non-left-approved commentary in their sights. IPA? Sky News?
    Tim Blair has had to have a go at the moderators of his blog, who he said sometimes deleted comments even after he had rescued them! Moderators at The Australian are a bipolar lot, letting through absolute rubbish one minute and then deleting a worthy comment in the next. So, with apologies to Bob Dylan, here’s to rainy day moderators #12 and #35.

    Well, they’ll moderate you when you’re trying to be so good,
    They’ll moderate you just like they said they would.
    They’ll moderate you when you’re typing from your home,
    And they’ll moderate you for purple prose or poem;
    But don’t let it make you feel unappreciated:
    Everybody must get moderated.

  48. Arky

    But is $444 million enough to concrete the entire reef and thereby save it in perpetuity? Or will they have to asphalt some areas?

  49. Gab

    Arky, have I missed your latest video?

  50. Snoopy

    it means that Turnbull just wanted an annouceable that would outbid anyone else on reef programs, but also wanted to ensure it did not impact on the budget going forward. Thus the $444m was ‘spent’ in the 2017-18 budget, making it possible to ‘spend’ the money and still approach a surplus in a couple of years, at least on paper. There will be heaps of bullshit like that.

    I can’t verify it, but I was told by someone close to The Little Reef That Could Inc. that most of the $444 million had previously been allocated and was funding projects that were underway. What Turnbull did was basically contract out the grants management to the GBR Foundation. My interlocutor felt somewhat cheated. 🤣

  51. Empire 5:5

    .
    #2783547, posted on August 7, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    You’re a smart guy. Quit validating your findings against the mob.

    Not one MSM or altmedia article on the subject is remotely accurate. Figure it out for yourself. It’s a fascinating subject and the blueprint for ‘scaffold and destroy’ of corrupt media.

  52. John Brumble

    Why is Boris talking to himself with intentionally poor spelling?

  53. John Constantine

    The rights of their Reef is just a meme to get the voting public to accept State central planning control over the water that interacts with the reef.

    And the land that the water that interacts with the reef interacts with and runs off from.

    And the racist settler colonialist industrialised agriculture that interacts with the land that interacts with the water that interacts with the reef.

    Just as their transnational signed united nations convention on the rights of the waterfowl of the man-made Coorong meant eventual clearances of racist settlements from the murray darling basin, their signed reef conventions will open up the campaigns to deindustrialise agriculture and clear racists from the great barrier reef catchments.

    Rewilding for Stalin.

    Comrades.

  54. Farmer Gez

    444 mill to the reef for pointless measurement and salaries.
    Farmers trying to keep millions of sheep and cattle alive, get 160 mill from the farmer’s pal Mal.
    Someone was cheated alright.

  55. Arky

    Arky, have I missed your latest video?

    ..
    I am editing close to two hours of interview with Dr Richard Peppard, Gab.
    Fascinating stuff, I learnt a lot.
    Prions, brain structure, possible causes of degenerative brain diseases, anatomy.
    Richard is keen to do another session on global warming hysteria.
    Back to the Model A today.

  56. Farmer Gez

    BTW.
    15 mm of rain here last night. You little rippa!

  57. John Constantine

    The people really going to do it tough are the small business people of the dry areas, retail will have to go into survival mode as their customers shut the checkbooks and go online to save every penny.

    Loss of critical mass in remote area retail never comes back nowadays.

    [ unless the shops are rented by organised foreign migration agent agent cartels to sell as a product to subcontinental families seeking Australian citizenship]

  58. Arky

    15 mm of rain here last night. You little rippa!

    ..
    That rain belongs to the rainbow unicorn.
    Let it run free and wild to the oceans where the gay porpoises frollic in hamony with all God’s LGBGT creation.

  59. John Constantine

    The twelve grand per family announced as drought relief will only cover a few months sin tax on land wealth charged by State empowered councils, let alone the sin tax on water wealth charged by state empowered water corporations.
    Give back cents in the dollar when over a hundred percent tax rates are being charged, good business model for the Clearances.

    Comrades.

  60. Farmer Gez

    The servo closed in Minyip (Wimmera Vic) due to retirement. Now the business is unviable for new owners as the upgraded OH&S comes into force for a new business.
    Slowly strangling the life out of us.

  61. Snoopy

    Instagram has reactivated Tommy Robinson’s account after it had been removed ‘in error,’ the company said.

    Earlier the far-right activist became the latest in a string of names to have had their social media accounts closed.

    But the ban didn’t last long and just 18 hours later Instagram said they reactivated his account after admitting it had been removed in error.
    >
    >
    Robinson, 35, was already banned from Twitter in March this year, supposedly for breaching its ‘hateful conduct’ policy. However his Facebook and YouTube pages remain active.

    ‘Hate’ is another word whose meaning has been destroyed by the Marxists.

    Via Drudge.

  62. Farmer Gez

    That rain belongs to the rainbow unicorn.
    Let it run free and wild to the oceans where the gay porpoises frollic in hamony with all God’s LGBGT creation.

    Our rain goes North Arky. To the yabbies, Redfin and Yellowbelly. You’re on track though.

  63. John Constantine

    Best single overnight rain event of the season.

    Southern Annular Mode is possibly kicking to create a recurring frontal pattern say some pundits.

    Late in the season, so this pattern can’t last deep into spring, but this event will bulk up the lamb pastures significantly. Longer days, equinox winds, all will see daily evaporation rates lift daily from now on, so it is a race to the turn off weights.

    Fingers crossed.

  64. Entropy

    That twelve grand represents the entire income tax take for an entire yearfrom one typical Australian, John.

  65. Snoopy

    The servo closed in Minyip (Wimmera Vic) due to retirement. Now the business is unviable for new owners as the upgraded OH&S comes into force for a new business.

    How on Earth did the existing owners survive long enough to reach retirement age?

  66. C.L.

    This is news:

    Only 1.8 percent of straight women will date another woman who (obviously) doesn’t have a penis.
    Most Cis (“Normal”) People Won’t Date Trans People.

  67. min

    Many are complaining that Turnbull gave too little,too late for drought relief . I reckon doing that caused him cognitive dissonance as he is such a supporter of the Paris Agreement and global warming and cattle etc cause more emissions than fossil fuels. This drought must be like manna from heaven for him eliminating the nasties without him having to lower cattle numbers . Probably why we are not hearing too much from Shorten and Co.
    I can see ,just like gas ,we will be importing our food needs because farmers will not have the money to buy food for their stock . It has to brought from SA and WA. So costs are enormous.
    Of course nothing done about water conservation in the past not a dam built since 1961 and floods in summer so no lack of rain.
    Malcolm was quick to say that this drought is caused by global warming would someone ask him what was the temperature was in Oz in 1126 .

  68. Entropy

    That 1.8 percent we’re lying.

  69. Snoopy

    I think that should read, “Only 1.8 percent of women …….”

  70. DrBeauGan

    C.L.
    #2783720, posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:09 am
    This is news:

    Only 1.8 percent of straight women will date another woman who (obviously) doesn’t have a penis.
    Most Cis (“Normal”) People Won’t Date Trans People

    Surprise, surprise. Even twisted sickos aren’t very fond of twisted sickos.

  71. mh

    Donald Trump Jr.

    @DonaldJTrumpJr
    A Democrat Senator openly admitting that Big Tech’s censorship campaign is really about purging all conservative media.

    How long before Big Tech and their Democrat friends move to censor and purge @BreitbartNews, @DailyCaller and other conservatives voices from their platforms?
    Chris Murphy

    @ChrisMurphyCT
    Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.

  72. mh

    Little Ben Shapiro will be safe.

  73. John Constantine

    I am not in the 12 grand drought relief queue.

    Just saying that the State levies sin taxes on agricultural operations that will be over a hundred percent of income to a lot of people this year.

    Once the State starts charging over a hundred percent income tax, handing some of the money you have to borrow to pay the tax back to you is hardly a grant [ by my accounting].

    Simply cutting the sin tax rates would be better, but that would be admitting the system that charges over 100% tax rates is broken.

    Plus buying the headlines of offering household support to families with young kids of less than the dole has a political value.

    Survivor Guilt is one way to describe the way my skin crawls when typing about the dry times that are hitting others harder than me, so I try to restrict comments to stuff where my comments are almost valid.

    Seeing blokes at the end of their tether pinned down for the ‘how do you feel about that’ gotcha by the media is unwatchable.

  74. Entropy

    So far this is just another run of the mill drought the media has suddenly discovered.
    That is how it works in this country. You have a run of good years, then a run of bad years. A normal year is never. How many wet years in a row you get, and how many dry years you get, varies with location
    The media whip up a frenzy about poor starving lambs who might have to be kilt, who by the way are currently worth a king’s ransom. The good managers who have planned for drought, not expecting every year to be a normal year (which strangely enough by definition always seems to be those years that flow with milk and honey), of course at this point are keeping their heads down, suffering survivors’ guilt.
    And of course, due to the media storm, well meaning city folk start sending out stuff for free causing already struggling local retailers to collapse, and governments fall over themselves outbidding each other to hand out cash to people that when it all comes down to it are sitting on net assets of up to $5 million!
    .

  75. Mother Lode

    Wow. Nice to see the official line at “Reason” magazine is now completely indistinguishable from the Far Left.

    Robby Soave
    @robbysoave
    Banning Alex Jones isn’t about free speech, it’s about the incoherence of “hate speech” and the impossible task of policing it on social media

    At bottom, it always boils down to some people thinking that the rest can’t be trusted to hear what someone says and think for themselves.

    They must be protected from themselves as if they were a child in a kitchen reaching up for a saucepan handle.

  76. Cassie of Sydney

    Just read in the OZ…..

    “Shorten accepted upgrades at hotel under a human-rights cloud

    Bill Shorten accepted free room upgrades from a hotel business that has been boycotted by public figures over its connection to a monarch who wants to legalise the stoning to death of homosexuals and adulterers.”

    Good to see a little dirt thrown at ever slimy predator and always hypocritical Billy Shorten. After all, despite all the shmutz on Shorten, the Liberal party won’t lift a finger under Turdbull the Gormless.

  77. Entropy

    Simply cutting the sin tax rates would be better, but that would be admitting the system that charges over 100% tax rates is broken.

    Agreed. there is no rationality in what is going on.

  78. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mindfree, we will be checking out the Vikings from now on, in Shetland where the influence of past Viking settlement is strong in the culture and the genetics of the place. I have some specific things I want to look for, there and then after that in Bergen in Norway where we start our Arctic cruise. One day I would like to visit the ones in Newfoundland that you have described for us.

    Tom, I believe next month there might be an article in the Quadrant Magazine in which I put forward some new theories I have regarding the Arthurian myths and belief in a past ‘great king’.

    Typing this in bed and Hairy is now here too, saying I must tell you about some old golf course because I have no idea of the significance of dis, but some Cats will. We passed close by it on the train today. It is called Carnoustie. Never heard of it myself but apparently the British Open (sounds important) was there last week; a few seats in a stand thing were still visible.

    Night all. We have a late check out. Bliss.

  79. Entropy

    This drought will most likely, by the way, will stick around til next autumn at least, with all that implies for a hot, dry summer.

  80. mh

    Michael Zimmermann
    @zimm3rmann
    The @infowars Official App is beating the NYT, ABC, BBC, WSJ, NPR, CNBC, CBS, USA Today, Reuters, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Washington Post and more in app store rankings. Their response to this? A call for Infowars to be banned. http://infowars.com/app

    CNN

    @CNN
    Apple and Google are still selling the InfoWars app, which contains some of the same type of content that both tech giants have pulled from elsewhere on their platforms https://cnn.it/2M6t60B
    6:48 AM – Aug 7, 2018

  81. Entropy

    Has there been much backburning in a Victoria and NSW this winter?otherwise summer will be really bad.

  82. Rossini

    Entropy
    #2783730, posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Asset “rich” cash poor.
    Do you expect the rich asset guy to sell ?

  83. Shy Ted

    Only 1.8 percent of straight women will date another woman who (obviously) doesn’t have a penis.
    And they all work at the ABC & SBS and are keen to get their own shows.

  84. mh

    Americans Reject NYT Poll Calling For Twitter to Ban Infowars

    …Users have slammed the Times for encouraging more censorship from authoritarian tech giants, also citing the paper’s highly controversial hire of outspoken anti-white journalist Sarah Jeong to its editorial board as blatant hypocrisy…

    https://www.newswars.com/americans-reject-nyt-poll-calling-for-twitter-to-ban-infowars/

  85. Whalehunt fun

    Most homosexuals I know have at one time or another been in favour of stoning to death someone who cheated on them who would now with gay marriage legalised, be classed as adulterers. A partucular friend also wanted it for people who fail to notice a green light immediately. So perhaps the ruler is a typucal inner urban Sydney resident.

  86. Dr Faustus

    Elon Musk says he wants to take Tesla private at $US420 a share

    …or something..

    Not everyone thinks he has the necessary $US70 billion to hand – Tesla closed up $US40 at $US379.57.

    In Australia, our razor-sharp regulators would be all over this, and Tesla would have Principal Integrity Officers up to the wazoo.

  87. Snoopy

    Bill Shorten accepted free room upgrades from a hotel business that has been boycotted by public figures over its connection to a monarch who wants to legalise the stoning to death of homosexuals and adulterers.”

    Ahahahaha! I almost feel sorry for him. Almost.

  88. Whalehunt fun

    Has there been much backburning in a Victoria and NSW this winter?otherwise summer will be really bad.

    Forget that. Has there been any ABC or Fairfax witch burning? As a preventative measure you understand.

  89. Nerblnob

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2783668, posted on August 8, 2018 at 5:37 am
    Posting the piece below from Aberdeen

    #metoo.
    North Sea drilling picking up .
    Give us a shout if you and yer man have time for a coffee before jumping on the ferry.

  90. calli

    Gorrell by a country mile. Thanks Tom.

  91. struth

    Good Moaning .
    Closed down my facebook account.
    Rarely looked at it anyway.

    Do you really need it ?

    Tell your friends to send you a text.

  92. Shy Ted

    I’m willing to try to impregnate Brigitte Adams. Twice if it would help.

  93. Cassie of Sydney

    “struth
    #2783750, posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:46 am
    Good Moaning .
    Closed down my facebook account.
    Rarely looked at it anyway.

    Do you really need it ?

    Tell your friends to send you a text.”

    Well done Struth. I closed my Fakebook account last year. I too rarely used it. I have no regrets. I want to see Fakebook die….slowly.

  94. DrBeauGan

    I don’t think homosexuals and adulterers should be stoned. They should stick to scotch and cigars like the rest of us.

  95. Tom

    Survivor Guilt is one way to describe the way my skin crawls when typing about the dry times that are hitting others harder than me, so I try to restrict comments to stuff where my comments are almost valid.

    Seeing blokes at the end of their tether pinned down for the ‘how do you feel about that’ gotcha by the media is unwatchable.

    As a farmer’s son, I read everything you write, John Constantine. Fantastic bush intelligence. Thank you.

  96. Mater

    Closed down my facebook account.
    Rarely looked at it anyway.
    Do you really need it ?

    No, but it’s useful.
    It regularly allows me know which of my friends I really don’t like.
    Forewarned is forearmed.

  97. Entropy

    Rossini
    #2783740, posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:34 am
    Entropy
    #2783730, posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Asset “rich” cash poor.
    Do you expect the rich asset guy to sell

    I expect them to be self reliant. That includes exploring the options. The obvious is to plan for droughts and not carry on as if it as a complete surprise. As to what they should do now, selling is an option, true. I would also point out though, that if you are sitting on $5 million in net assets, a bank would be more than willing to stump up a loan.

  98. Wow. Nice to see the official line at “Reason” magazine is now completely indistinguishable from the Far Left.

    Robby Soave
    @robbysoave
    Banning Alex Jones isn’t about free speech, it’s about the incoherence of “hate speech” and the impossible task of policing it on social media

    Fisky, thank you. I’ve been waiting for libertarians to dutifully take the field to assist this Leftist offensive. They can’t help themselves.

  99. Tom

    Lizzie, you’re meant to genuflect as you pass by Carnoustie — the greatest British Open venue, miles better than St Andrews. Thank god you’ve got Hairy to educate you.

  100. DrBeauGan

    DB, anyone using the expression “hate speech” isn’t a libertarian in any useful sense of the word.

  101. Snoopy

    Britain’s former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has been told to apologise by British Prime Minister Theresa May and other senior Conservatives for a newspaper column in which he wrote burka-wearing women looked like “letter boxes” and bank robbers.

    Good luck with that, Therese. LOL.

  102. calli

    Good stuff, Lizzie. Edinburgh’s on the list for 2020, along with Inverness and John O’Groats.

    I’m hoping to report a sighting of Nessie.

  103. DrBeauGan

    Snoopy
    #2783763, posted on August 8, 2018 at 9:04 am
    Britain’s former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has been told to apologise by British Prime Minister Theresa May and other senior Conservatives for a newspaper column in which he wrote burka-wearing women looked like “letter boxes” and bank robbers.

    Good luck with that, Therese. LOL.

    Senior Conservatives my arse. Bloody infiltrators is more like it.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ve been waiting for libertarians to dutifully take the field to assist this Leftist offensive. They can’t help themselves.

    Ah but libertarians are having their own issues with the fascist censors.

    The Crackdown Continues: Twitter Suspends Libertarian Accounts, Including Ron Paul Institute Director (7 Aug)

    One day after what appeared to be a coordinated attack by media giants Facebook, Apple, Spotify and Google on Alex Jones, whose various social media accounts were banned or suspended in a matter of hours, the crackdown against alternative media figures continued as several Libertarian figures, including the Ron Paul Institute director, found their Twitter accounts suspended.

    You can bet if they’ve decided it is now politically safe to ban high profile libertarians that many more have already been quietly shadowbanned.

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    15 mm of rain here last night. You little rippa!

    40mm of rain on the wheatcrop here, in the past week, including one 25mm event. There is a God!

  106. Snoopy

    Senior Conservatives my arse. Bloody infiltrators is more like it.

    Quite so. What else to make of this chap?

    Mohamed Sheikh, founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum

  107. Dr Faustus

    Hydrogen fuel breakthrough in Queensland could fire up massive new export market

    One teeny weeny potential problem floating around the edge of commercialising Australia’s “massive new export market” of hydrogen:

    Program leader David Harris said Australia has a huge source of renewable energy — sunlight and wind — that can be utilised to produce hydrogen.

    “The key here is we can transport the hydrogen from the place where it is produced from renewable energy — let’s say maybe that is in outback WA — and we can ship that form of ammonia anywhere in the world,” Dr Harris said.

    The fact that almost all of the world’s industrial production of hydrogen comes from reformed fossil fuel might be a bit of a giveaway about the economics of electrolysis – even using cheap power.
    But, in our Brave New World, there is nothing that can’t be fixed with a decent government subsidy and an industrial scale flock of rent seekers.

    This will appeal to Government like chocolate to a fat boy.

  108. Confused Old Misfit

    Closed down my facebook account.

    Killed mine last night.

  109. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hydrogen fuel breakthrough in Queensland could fire up massive new export market

    I formally costed an ammonia plant once.
    Biiggg bucks.
    No way Jose.

  110. Snoopy

    This must vie for being one of the most outrageous taxes ever devised.

    Expensive transport licenses are being blamed for tonnes of used car batteries piling up on outback Queensland cattle stations.

    Permits to transport more than 250 kilograms of batteries cost almost $1,900, making it unviable for many landholders to transport them away to recycling facilities.

    $1900 for what?

  111. Permits to transport …

    Is your catallaxy license paid up?
    Coming to a world near you. License required to run a blog. License required to post on a blog.

  112. Diogenes

    Has there been much backburning in a Victoria and NSW this winter?

    We just had a big ‘accidental’ backburn here on the beautiful Central Coast. It looks like it was arson (kids) and ran all the way from the Doyalson Link Road to Wyee Road, according to local reporting this bush had niot been burned for 30 (yes thirty) years

  113. Tom

    I just shut my Spacechook account. Thanks, Struth!

  114. Confused Old Misfit

    I really have gone off the deep end people! I just deactivated my Twitter account too! I’m really gonna need my emotional support animal!

  115. Has there been much backburning in a Victoria and NSW this winter?

    I know one area in Vic that was grazing/dairying land for a 100 years or so. Very few or no bushfires.
    This is now 5-10 acre farmlets growing lots of flammables.
    It’s gunna burn.

  116. John Constantine

    The banking sector is no longer supporting the rural property Ponzi by lending only on net assets.

    It is cash flow and a track record of dropping the capital amount of the loan only.

    Land prices will not level out for an orderly exit, once a Big dump of supply of illiquid commodity is the recipe for a retrace of the last Ponzi leg up in price.

  117. Confused Old Misfit

    Permits to transport more than 250 kilograms of batteries cost almost $1,900

    Like to know who benefits from that. What’s the Latin? Cui bono ? IIRC.

  118. Old School Conservative

    tonnes of used car batteries piling up on outback Queensland cattle stations.

    Russell Coight would have the answer.
    Bury them near outback roads where cars get bogged, and use them as an anchor to winch the vehicle out.

  119. Stimpson J. Cat

    First they came for the Daily Stormer, and you said nothing.
    Then they came for Infowars, and you still said nothing.
    Welcome to your world, Libertarians.
    I hope you enjoy it.

    Imagine being so inept you need Millenials to fix the f$cking shambles of a society you have created.
    Jesus Christ.

  120. mh

    InfoWars Ban: CNN, Democrats Successfully Lobby Big Tech to Censor Their Critics

    Big tech’s coordinated purge of InfoWars — which was hit by bans from Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube in rapid succession — did not occur in a vacuum. On this issue, Silicon Valley bowed to CNN journalists and Democrat politicians who ceaselessly lobbied for the site to be censored.
    It’s a sign of how the concentration of power in America has shifted from big government to big tech that politicians are now lobbying tech companies rather than the other way round, but that’s exactly what happened over the course of the past few months, as Democrats applied relentless pressure on Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants to censor InfoWars.

    Chief among them was Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), who demanded that a Facebook representative “explain” their decision not to ban InfoWars at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on social media censorship last month. Calling Jones as “well-known conspiracy theorist” whose “brand is bullying,” Deutch also demanded Google’s representative explain how many strikes it would take for a channel on Google-owned YouTube to be deleted.
    He then asked Google’s representative if they thought conspiracy theories were a “problem,” and asked her to explain the company’s planned solutions. It seems that YouTube has now come up with a solution: ban the channels that Rep. Deutch objects to.

    At a previous hearing on social media censorship, Deutch, who represents Parkland, Florida, attacked tech companies for allowing “vile and outrageous and offensive garbage” on their platforms.

    Multiple other congressional Democrats, including Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Jim Hines, and Ted Lieu have attacked the very idea of big tech censorship, calling Republican concerns a “conspiracy theory” and defending the right of tech giants to censor whomever they want….

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/08/06/infowars-ban-cnn-democrats-successfully-lobby-big-tech-to-censor-their-critics/

  121. Rae

    Has there been much backburning in a Victoria and NSW this winter?

    Lots around Sydney and the Illawarra, as well as the Central Coast. The smoke blanket has been on the news a few times.

  122. Imagine being so inept you need Millenials to fix the f$cking shambles of a society you have created.

    Liberty quote.

  123. Snoopy

    Imagine being so inept you need Millenials to fix the f$cking shambles of a society you have created.

    If that’s who we’re relying on, we’re rooted for the next 25 years at least.

  124. hzhousewife

    So far this is just another run of the mill drought the media has suddenly discovered.

    I listen to RN for a bit in the morning so that none of the rest of you have to.

    Di Natale said this morning that the Greens support making weather “standardised” ,or maybe he said sustainable. Either way, good luck with that.

    John Constantine, I love your farm reports also. The current patch of blue over north-east Victoria is wonderful. All the very best for your endeavours.

  125. Mother Lode

    ‘Hate’ is another word whose meaning has been destroyed by the Marxists.

    Like the word ‘Fascist’ they have sought to sabotage its meaning so it is not directed at where it is most manifest: Among themselves.

  126. Des Deskperson

    There’s more weird and marvellous stuff in this morning’s Oz about Emma Husar MP and her people. It’s paywall protected, I won’t attempt to summarise it and it’s all allegation and counter allegation, but it may give some insight into the type of people who are attracted to work for a feminist ‘I wanna make a difference’ Labor MP.

    In the key story, A single mum, with a recently out lesbian daughter. went to work for Husar. Husar allegedly persuaded the daughter to go live with her (where she was allegedly required to do menial domestic chores). According to the mum, the daughter came home one afternoon:

    ‘Packed an overnight bag and without explanation attempted to reverse her car out of the home garage. Ms Hadchiti [the mum] said she tried to use the door remote to block her daughter’s exit. … Police are called, but left after speaking with Ms Hadchiti.” .

    It all sounds bizarre, and one is left with the impression that no-one at all involved in this shoddy business seems to be quite normal.

  127. DrBeauGan

    First they came for the Daily Stormer, and you said nothing.

    The Daily Stormer has gone? That’s terrible news. I used to recommend the site to students. There’s nothing casts doubt on white supremacy as discovering that the master race can’t spell.

  128. H B Bear

    Husar sounding more like a lezzo Slipper every day.

  129. C.L.

    This is real:

    Here’s how dads can help raise body-positive kids.

    Picture this: Rachel is looking at herself in the mirror, wondering if her bum looks too big.

    She’s four, and last week she heard dad say to mum that chick from The Bachelor was looking “a little porky”…

    ABC Life reached out to a body positivity expert, child psychologist and some woke dads who are conscious about how to help their sons and daughters feel confident in their own skin.

    What they shared are some simple strategies any dad can take on board.

  130. H B Bear

    Jebus. ALPBC Life, when does it stop?

  131. H B Bear

    Anyone using the word “woke” should be fed through a meat grinder. Twice if they are a millennial j’ismist.

  132. Snoopy

    Here’s how dads can help raise body-positive kids

    Relax, The accompanying illustration indicates it’s not a problem for most Australian men.

  133. Stimpson J. Cat

    If that’s who we’re relying on, we’re rooted for the next 25 years at least.

    Here’s the thing.
    If your child is a worthless Commie it is all your fault.
    I’m sorry but that’s the way it is.
    If you don’t believe in your sense of morality and ethics and worldview enough to brainwash your children because you believe you ARE right, and what you believe in IS right, then you will lose.

    Why do you think civilizations fall?

    F$cking complacency and decadence.

    And Ethnics.

  134. zyconoclast

    Mohamed Sheikh, founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum

    Our Objectives
    The full objectives of the CMF are set out in the constitution and for convenience are copied below.

    (1) Engage with Muslims of all persuasions and encourage them to participate in political life at all levels, from grassroots to Parliament.

    (2) Engage with Muslims and all other communities and encourage them to support and vote for the Conservative Party.

    (3) Undertake campaigning for the Conservative Party at elections and other times.

    (4) Encourage Muslims to make effective and positive contributions to the development of an inclusive and cohesive society in the United Kingdom.

    (5) Work to maintain and build bridges with all communities and religions within the United Kingdom.

    (6) Strive to maintain unity, brotherhood, tolerance and goodwill between all persuasions of Muslims and with the wider community and strengthen its social and cultural heritage.

    (7) Collate factual information on issues and circumstances relevant to Muslims of all persuasions in the UK.

    (8) Create an enabling environment to influence policy development from within the Conservative Party and safeguard the interests of Muslims.

    (9) Strive to improve the quality of life of all Muslims through addressing issues including health, education, women’s issues, disability, integration and mentorship of prospective Parliamentary and other candidates within the Conservative Party’s wider objectives.

  135. Stimpson J. Cat

    A single mum, with a recently out lesbian daughter

    What we in the game call a Double Threat.

  136. struth

    Here’s the thing.
    If your child is a worthless Commie it is all your fault.
    I’m sorry but that’s the way it is.
    If you don’t believe in your sense of morality and ethics and worldview enough to brainwash your children because you believe you ARE right, and what you believe in IS right, then you will lose.

    Why do you think civilizations fall?

    F$cking complacency and decadence.

    And Ethnics.

    The most sane person on this blog.

    Besides me.

  137. Old School Conservative

    I’m glad that our top legal eagle in NSW has a very firm grasp on detail.
    NSW Director of Public Prosecutions Lloyd Babb SC has issued a fresh statement on his conflict of interest in the Lyn Dawson cold case, contradicting his earlier statements.

    Nothing major. Just a 4-year difference in dates of notification of his conflict of interest.

  138. Old School Conservative

    Double Threat.

    Some would say a Double Treat.

  139. zyconoclast

    In the key story, A single mum, with a recently out lesbian daughter. went to work for Husar. Husar allegedly persuaded the daughter to go live with her (where she was allegedly required to do menial domestic chores).

    Is rug cleaning a menial domestic chore?

  140. struth

    (6) Strive to maintain unity, brotherhood, tolerance and goodwill between all persuasions of Muslims and with the wider community and strengthen its social and cultural heritage.

    “Maintain” is a straight out lie.

    8) Create an enabling environment to influence policy development from within the Conservative Party and safeguard the interests of Muslims.

    Infiltrate and destroy.

    Pfft……
    Already happened.

  141. DrBeauGan

    As a fully paid up member of the vast right wing conspiracy, can I say we aren’t very vast. We should be into serious recruitment.

  142. Bruce in WA

    Thanks for the report on Edinburgh and the Tattoo, Lizzie. It’s on the bucket list. Last time we were in Edinburgh, we were just too early, although they were beginning to set up the seating. We were amazed at how small the performance area actually is, compared to how it looks on television.

    Keep the reports coming, please.

  143. Bruce in WA

    Is rug cleaning a menial domestic chore?

    You’re assuming she has one … 😉

  144. DrBeauGan

    Something like the Conservative Muslim manifezto would be good, with the word Muslim replaced by “sane people”.

    Sorry, Stimpy.

  145. zyconoclast

    Is rug cleaning a menial domestic chore?

    You’re assuming she has one … 😉

    Herringbone parquetry?

  146. cohenite

    As a fully paid up member of the vast right wing conspiracy, can I say we aren’t very vast. We should be into serious recruitment.

    Right wingers are not tribal. Which is why Western democracy is so important because it allows rugged individuals to co-exist. Which is why the commies are killing it.

  147. Senile Old Guy

    ABC (from the link posted earlier):

    ABC Life reached out to a body positivity expert, child psychologist and some woke dads who are conscious about how to help their sons and daughters feel confident in their own skin.

    …as if I would (or anyone should) pay any attention to “woke” (i.e. brainwashed) dads.

    Child psychologist from The Quirky Kid Clinic Kimberley O’Brien says men might consider it harmless to comment on a good-looking actress, for example, but reinforcing those stereotypes causes children to make comparisons to their own bodies. Ms Harry says parents should never make negative comments about their own body, and to refer to its abilities rather than its appearance.

    Utterly stupid. This is Orwellian double-plus-good stuff. I have a large scar from surgery (many, many years ago). Usually it is covered by clothing but not when swimming. Do I ignore it? Pretend it does not exist? Pretend it is actually good? The scar exists because I am alive but that don’t mean it is good.

    Ms Harry says parents should never criticise their child’s appearance, and there is no harm in paying a compliment when it’s appropriate.

    Ms Harry does not live in the real world. If kids only get told nice things they will be unprepared for life; which is something some millenials seem to struggle with.

    She says men should never weigh themselves in front of their child and should treat exercise as an enjoyable part of life, not a punishment.

    I am being taxed for ABC lifeless to publish this bilge.

    And the people the ABC contacted…

    Sarah Harry, Director and Co-Founder of Body Positive Australia/Fat Yoga Australia

  148. struth

    As a fully paid up member of the vast right wing conspiracy, can I say we aren’t very vast. We should be into serious recruitment.

    We are vast.
    We outnumber the radical left by millions.

    We are just lethargic scum our forefathers should have never fought for.

  149. Rossini

    Entropy
    #2783757, posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:55 am
    I would also point out though, that if you are sitting on $5 million in net assets, a bank would be more than willing to stump up a loan.
    Any person on welfare sitting on assets shouldn’t receive the assistance?
    NB not disagreeing ……..just asking!

  150. Snoopy

    She says men should never weigh themselves in front of their child

    I assume the time-honoured height record on the kitchen door jamb is now child abuse?

  151. Snoopy

    Child psychologist from The Quirky Kid Clinic Kimberley O’Brien

    Specialising in bespoke genders?

  152. Rossini

    Entropy
    #2783757, posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:55 am
    I would also point out though, that if you are sitting on $5 million in net assets, a bank would be more than willing to stump up a loan.
    You should take a note of the comment below
    John Constantine
    #2783785, posted on August 8, 2018 at 9:54 am

  153. cohenite

    The expert Kimberley…..

    Looks like a deranged buck-toothed squirrel. Can I say that?

  154. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Steve Kates, the link between Say’s Law and money supply. Via Lucianne:

    As Venezuela Dollarizes, Monetarism’s Conceit Collapses

    Money supply is logically something set in the marketplace. Figure that production is an expression of one’s desire to get commensurate goods and services in return for one’s production. By extension, production is an expression of one’s demand for stable money that can be exchanged for commensurate goods and services. What this means is that where there’s lots of production, there’s lots of stable “money,” or money viewed as more credible than the currency alternatives. Where there’s very little production there’s very little money. Central bankers can’t alter this truth despite what economists would have us believe. It’s a reminder that dropping money from the sky won’t increase societal wealth one iota. The production has to come first in order for stable money to have any meaning.

    Great paragraph!

    In Venezuela there’s plenty of demand. People have to eat. But who can supply that demand when it’ll just be stolen by the government? So there’s no supply. The people have nothing of value to pay the suppliers, so the government-issued bolivars they have just hyperinflate, thus reflecting the reality that they have nothing.

  155. Bruce in WA

    Herringbone parquetry?

    Something fishy about that …

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    She says men should never weigh themselves in front of their child

    I have to.
    My son fat shames me all the time and I have to live up to his righteous expectations of a manly heroic frame.
    The evil b$stard.
    He’s nothing like me.

  157. Senile Old Guy

    In 2016, Kimberley completed a Ph.D. through Monash University on “Belonging and socioemotional wellbeing among students in transition from primary to secondary school”.

    2016? Less than two years ago? And she is the ABC’s expert?

  158. cohenite

    Money supply is logically something set in the marketplace. Figure that production is an expression of one’s desire to get commensurate goods and services in return for one’s production. By extension, production is an expression of one’s demand for stable money that can be exchanged for commensurate goods and services. What this means is that where there’s lots of production, there’s lots of stable “money,” or money viewed as more credible than the currency alternatives. Where there’s very little production there’s very little money. Central bankers (and commies) can’t alter this truth despite what economists would have us believe. It’s a reminder that dropping money from the sky won’t increase societal wealth one iota. The production has to come first in order for stable money to have any meaning.

    Which is why Ocasio-Cortez is the most dangerous US politician and why shrillary did at least one good thing: beat sanders.

  159. 132andBush

    Farmer Gez

    #2783710, posted on August 8, 2018 at 7:55 am

    BTW.
    15 mm of rain here last night. You little rippa!

    You shall henceforth be known as Brian

  160. Stimpson J. Cat

    socioemotional

    This is a made up word surely.

  161. C.L.

    This just in:

    Referee Kasey Badger sends off player for ‘homosexual slur’.

    A NSW Intrust Super Premiership player has been charged with contrary conduct after being sent off for dissent that was described by referee Kasey Badger at the time as a “homosexual slur”.

    Wests prop Cowen Epere has been hit with a grade-one contrary conduct charge by the NSWRL after becoming the first player to be sent off in the competition this year.

    e was given his marching orders after a slanging match with a Penrith opponent.

    Badger tried to intervene in the dispute with promising Panthers half Adam Keighran during the second stanza of the match at Panthers Stadium on Sunday, but then took the unusual action of dismissing a player when the verbal barbs continued.

    On-field audio was heard to capture the Wests player labelling Keighran a “f—ing pussy” while Badger reported to the NSWRL that he had also used the term “f—ing faggot”.

    The referee told Epere, who previously was a lower-grader at the Panthers, that it was a “homosexual slur” and took the unusual step of sending him from the field for dissent.

    Proving (yet again) that women have no place on a football field.

  162. 132andBush

    This drought will most likely, by the way, will stick around til next autumn at least, with all that implies for a hot, dry summer.

    I wouldn’t be putting money on that, Entropy.

    Things are starting to swing La Nina, and El Nino is out the back door already.

  163. C.L.

    Details emerge about 7-Eleven axe mania Evie Amati, real name Karl (not Carl).

    How highly intelligent transgender woman, 26, spiralled into depression before bludgeoning strangers in a 7-Eleven while high on drugs.

    A transgender woman who tried to murder three strangers with an axe had a privileged upbringing and was a high achiever in school.

    Evie Amati’s life took a downward spiral after having gender reassignment surgery, culminating in the horrific attack at a Sydney convenience store in January 2017.

    Named Karl as a child by her well-off trade union representative parents, the 26-year-old topped Western Australia in English in 2009.

    She graduated from Perth’s progressive Shenton College in the top one per cent in the state, and moved to Sydney for university, News.com.au reported.

    Still known as Karl at the time, Amati landed a union job thanks to family connections while studying sociology and US politics at the University of Sydney.

    While at university Amati became involved in student activism, joining radical far-left group Sydney Resistance and writing for Green Left Weekly.

    Ah.

  164. Mother Lode

    I assume the time-honoured height record on the kitchen door jamb is now child abuse?

    Hey, hand-me-downs can scar a child.

    It enforces the idea of being second best, only deserving recycled versions of what the favoured child gets new, and the mere practicality (this is what we have. We can’t afford new for you) rather than ornament (This will look nice).

    My heart always went out to Jan on the Brady Bunch. Marcia’s vanity was so clearly the result getting the clothes she wanted, not what an elder sister had wanted. Cindy was a hideous mutant.

  165. Snoopy

    It’s only a matter of time before an SAS trooper is court-martialled for calling the Taliban poofters.

  166. Bruce of Newcastle

    Another fine article on the torture that Michelle Obama inflicted onto the entire United States of America:

    Know Anyone Who Relies On Menu Nutrition Info To Order?

    Remember all that debating in Washington over requiring every single eating establishment in these United States to post nutrition information by every single food item you might conceivably order? The rules, which took effect in May, required rewriting every menu anywhere. But it was being implemented long before.

    These rules were biggies for Michelle Obama, who liked to order french fries anyway.

    This was another of those possibly well-meaning federal edicts designed to force Americans to eat healthier than they want because many of us don’t. The former first lady and others thought the federal government has a major role to play in forcing the population to eat what experts think they should eat, right down to reformulating school lunches that didn’t go over so well.

    Mrs. Obama even wanted restaurants to scrap the most popular menu items if their health formula did not pass her muster. Look around on the sidewalk at lunch hour, see how well that’s working.

    The printing costs alone would be astronomical. Then there’re the school kids who were inflicted with such tasteless food that they invented their own black market in salt and sugar.

    All religious cults have food laws.

  167. Stimpson J. Cat

    Evie Amati’s life took a downward spiral after having gender reassignment surgery

    What went wrong?
    What was he looking for?
    Why was he trying to chop parts off random people with an axe?

    It’s a mystery Scooby.

  168. Stimpson J. Cat

    It enforces the idea of being second best, only deserving recycled versions of what the favoured child gets new, and the mere practicality (this is what we have. We can’t afford new for you) rather than ornament (This will look nice).

    Do you know what the biggest factors that influence a child’s success statistically are?
    Having a father.
    Having a mother.
    Being first born or an only child.

  169. stackja

    Thredbo Top Station missing from BOM NSW main page. But available at linky.
    Reminds of Bureau Erases Goulburn.

  170. First they came for the Daily Stormer, and you said nothing.
    Then they came for Infowars, and you still said nothing.
    Welcome to your world, Libertarians.
    I hope you enjoy it.

    Imagine being so inept you need Millenials to fix the f$cking shambles of a society you have created.
    Jesus Christ.

    Luckily, the Cat is irrelevant enough to escape notice.

  171. stackja

    Flightradar24
    ‏Verified account
    @flightradar24
    The @NOAA_HurrHunter G-IV ‘Gonzo’ is in Hawaii helping with #Hector forecasts.
    Follow along at https://fr24.com/NOAA49/1d6b4de3

  172. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Ohio, vote today for Troy Balderson for Congress. His opponent, controlled by Nancy Pelosi, is weak on Crime, the Border, Military, Vets, your 2nd Amendment – and will end your Tax Cuts. Troy will be a great Congressman. #MAGA

    Troy Balderson leads by 0.4 percentage points, or 741 votes, over Danny O’Connor with 95 percent of precincts fully reporting.

  173. stackja

    Hurricane Hector Intermediate
    POWERFUL HECTOR MARCHING WESTWARD EXPECTED TO PASS SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND WEDNESDAY.

    And:

    M 3.2 – 32km W of Hilo, Hawaii

  174. DrBeauGan

    It’s good when m0nty drops in. It gives us an opportunity to admire our tolerance.

  175. Troy Balderson leads by 0.4 percentage points, or 741 votes, over Danny O’Connor with 95 percent of precincts fully reporting.

    10% swing against Trump. The blue wave is coming.

  176. For those who want to keep up with the Rewilding Movement, try this site.
    The keep talking about Manswarm and overpopulation but I can’t find out what their population end goal is – which is hardly unsurprising – the actions to reduce the population load to less than a Billion will take some pretty horrific social engineering. And there are no guesses as to who will pay the highest price, and who will be unaffected.
    The Future – beyond your wildest dystopian nightmares.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    Exhibit A:
    Amazon seems to have quietly stopped recommending Alex Jones products (via Drudge)

    Over the last few days we’ve seen the big tech companies make sweeping decisions about Alex Jones and Infowars. Apple took them off its podcast app; Facebook banned Jones and his associated pages; YouTube also banned the conspiracy theorist.

    Now it seems Amazon may have made a few changes, too.

    But Amazon wasn’t just selling the products–it was sort of recommending them. A Politico story from this morning noted that many Jones products had the “Amazon’s Choice” logo on it, which is an internal stamp of approval for certain items on the platform. Now, it seems Amazon has taken the “Choice” designation away from Jones’s products.

    For instance, per the Wayback Machine, both the “Silver Bullet – Colloidal Silver” and “Survival Shield X-2 Nascent Iodine” drops were labeled by Amazon as a Choice product as recently as yesterday.

    Exhibit B:
    Amazon Selling “Make Israel Palestine Again” T-Shirts (via Blazing Cat Fur)

    Amazon.com is selling T-shirts that say “Make Israel Palestine Again,” a not so subtle endorsement of ending the State of Israel. The shirts are listed as “In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.” This stands in contrast with some merchandise Amazon sells that comes from third-party sources.

    Maybe Jeff Bezos will write an oped in WaPo explaining all this. Figs might also ply.

  178. mh

    Monty, you are always telling us something is coming.

  179. C.L.

    The blue wave is coming.

    But enough about your wife’s recent hair-do.

  180. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m sorry, but is the owner of a website who makes his living operating a potential gateway to serious gambling addiction attempting to lecture me?
    I’m confused.

  181. thefrolickingmole

    Monty getting s chubb on over censorship.
    Keep classy.

    The best way to ruin dickheads is to allow them to talk and point out their errors to the remaining 95% of people who are rational.
    There will always be the 5% who will follow any nutbag with a flash theory (see communism for example).
    You arent debating people to convince the 5% you are doing it for everyone else.

  182. mh

    Troy Balderson leads by 0.8 percentage points, or 1,685 votes, over Danny O’Connor with 99 percent of precincts fully reporting.

  183. C.L.

    the Rewilding Movement

    It is now thought that after the Toba supervolcano catastrophe 75,000 years ago, as few as 1000-t0-10,000 human breeding pairs survived. That’s what you call rewilding.

  184. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hi M0nty, you’re back!
    Hope you and family are well.

  185. Snoopy

    Trump getting slaughtered by the Blue Wave.

    H/t Tom

  186. Tel

    Troy Balderson leads by 0.8 percentage points, or 1,685 votes, over Danny O’Connor …

    That’s heading straight for the courts.

  187. Bruce of Newcastle

    Do you know what the biggest factors that influence a child’s success statistically are?

    Not being aborted probably counts for something.

  188. Bruce, I fractured a bone in my forearm so I have my arm in a sling. Rest of family fine though.

  189. Steve trickler

    Well done, Mr Weston.

    Janice Turner, a journalist from the Times UK , cops a shellacking. She penned a hit piece on Tommy Robinson.

    And it will no doubt be co$tly.



  190. mh

    It’s a bitter pill for NYT to swallow

    Nate Cohn

    @Nate_Cohn
    Replying to @Nate_Cohn
    A few have asked about provisional ballots. Again, didn’t do the research here bc no needle, but Ohio actually is a state where they can have some pretty meaningful provisional voting. So I wouldn’t totally rule that out yet. But Delaware could be R enough for it not to matter.
    12:02 PM – Aug 8, 2018 · Manhattan, NY

  191. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bruce, I fractured a bone in my forearm so I have my arm in a sling. Rest of family fine though.

    I warned you about your extended sessions of PS4 gaming.
    This is what happens Monty.

  192. I fractured a bone in my forearm …

    Is that from overdoing the master baiting?

  193. struth

    Bruce, I fractured a bone in my forearm so I have my arm in a sling. Rest of family fine though.

    Punching people you think are Nazis has it’s drawbacks.

  194. Stimpson J. Cat

    The blue wave is coming.

    It’s actually a Blue Rinse Monty.

  195. Field hockey injury. Got bumped, put left arm out, fractured my distal radius. Half cast on for four weeks.

  196. Tel

    … I can’t find out what their population end goal is …

    Same people want to open up the countries with the lowest birth rates and fill them with cultures that demand 5 or more children per female.

    Marxism is the end goal.

  197. Bruce of Newcastle

    Troy Balderson leads by 0.8 percentage points, or 1,685 votes, over Danny O’Connor

    Is that in Georgia?

    Voter Fraud: 670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct with 276 Voters (7 Aug)

    More dead voters than live ones.

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    Field hockey injury. Got bumped, put left arm out, fractured my distal radius. Half cast on for four weeks.

    You need to work on your fitness Monty.
    I worry about you.
    Call Arky.
    Maybe push his car around the block a few times.

  199. Leigh Lowe

    Field hockey injury. Got bumped, put left arm out, fractured my distal radius. Half cast on for four weeks.

    Translation … “Slipped on a chip when I was going from the couch to the fridge for another box of Krispy Kremes. The ambos had to take the side off my caravan to get me out.

  200. Stimpson J. Cat

    Also Monty stop drinking Soy Milk.
    You need Calcium for those weak bones.

  201. Diogenes

    All the cools kids are on the new thread already

  202. Tel

    Punching people you think are Nazis has it’s drawbacks.

    He walked around town punching every building numbered 77.

    You show em Monty.

  203. Right, so let’s break this down…

    Alex Jones is effectively banned from the interwebs because he has a few conspiracy theories about gay frogs and 9/11 and moon landings…whatever.
    How many people has this killed, impoverished or negatively affected?
    They are bloody WORDS.

    Now let’s compare this to actual leftard conspiracy theories and other fraud “facts”;

    “Co2 is a pollutant causing the Earth to cook “.
    Result;
    $1.5 trillion per annum transferred from the poor to the rich, millions dying prematurely through lack of access to cheap power and all the resultant knock-on effects of fossil fuels (medicine, clean water, sewers etc.)

    “Islam is a religion of peace”.
    Result;
    Millions imported into the West, terrorism, mass rapes and sexual assaults, welfare rorted, no-go zones.

    “Stolen Generations”.
    Result;
    Aboriginal kids and infants remain in hellholes to be raped and abused.

    How about…
    “White privilege”
    “The 1%”
    “Gender is a social construct”
    “Nazi’s are everywhere”
    “Russian collusion”
    “The patriarchy”
    “Real Socialism has never been tried before”

    Just think what these leftarded conspiracy theories that are peddled EVERY FUCKING DAY cost us in money, in lives ruined or lost altogether and let’s not even mention the bullying, hatred and division they bring.

    Gay frogs v global warming? Shut down Alex Jones, he’s a frog-insulting conspiracy theorist!

    If we applied their own standards to the left they would collectively end up like Lavinia Andronicus (as in ‘Titus Andronicus’). No longer able to speak or write, a permanent silence and an end to their ability to spread their diseased lies and conspiracies.

    We can only dream.

  204. thefrolickingmole

    Cato havent jumped the shark, theyve sodomized it with a pineapple, flayed its skin off, rubbed it raw with rock salt then set it alight while its children watch on with their eyes wired open…
    http://takimag.com/article/are_globalists_plotting_a_counter_revolution_patrick_buchanan#axzz5NY7WrBLd

    RTWT

    In USA Today, Jeffrey Miron, director of economic studies at the libertarian flagship think tank Cato Institute, wrote last week:

    The solution to America’s immigrant problems is open borders. … Open borders means no walls, fences, screenings at airports, ICE … deportations, detention centers or immigration courts.

    And what would happen after we declare open borders?

    Immigrants will not flood into America. … Crime will not skyrocket. … Even if values and culture change, so what? … Who says America’s current values—some of them deeply evil—are the right ones?”

    Bottom line for Cato’s Miron: If we throw open America’s borders and invite the world to come in and to remake who we are as a nation, “Think about the money we could save and make.”

  205. 132andBush

    We haven’t had the “wheels on” video yet, Stimp.

  206. Bruce of Newcastle

    I fractured a bone in my forearm so I have my arm in a sling. Rest of family fine though.

    Sorry to hear that M0nty. Ouch. Hockey fortunately is something I have never played.

    I admit though to just completing a course of antibiotics. Bitten by a dog while treadly riding last week. I love modern medicine: without antibiotics I could well have lost the leg.

  207. feelthebern

    This Husar situation is taking a twist into uncharted waters.

  208. feelthebern

    Bruce, sorry to hear about the dog bite.
    What kind of dog & hopefully the owner was suitably apologetic.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle

    What kind of dog & hopefully the owner was suitably apologetic.

    Large and black with a Staffy-looking head. So a cross of something with something.
    The lady said ‘he never usually does this sort of thing’. That is what she really said, or close.
    I would’ve laughed except my leg hurt.

    I don’t blame her as it was an off-leash area, but one which commonly has bikes transit through.

  210. Mother Lode

    Bruce, sorry to hear about the dog bite.
    What kind of dog & hopefully the owner was suitably apologetic.

    Name calling only works if it latches onto something real.

    So, have you taken measures so the dog might now to be known as the late Fido?

  211. Senile Old Guy

    Field hockey injury. Got bumped, put left arm out, fractured my distal radius. Half cast on for four weeks.

    I have done something similar. It will be sore a while longer. Bad luck.

  212. Senile Old Guy

    The lady said ‘he never usually does this sort of thing’. That is what she really said, or close. I would’ve laughed except my leg hurt.

    Bad luck! All dog owners say something like that, right after their dog bites someone.

  213. Gab

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed a new contract on July 25 to acquire “fresh” human fetal tissue to transplant into “humanized mice” so that these mice will have a functioning “human immune system,” according to information published by the FDA and the General Services Administration.

    “The objective is to acquire Tissue for Humanized Mice,” said a June 13 FDA “presolicitation notice” for the contract.

  214. Entropy

    $5 million Rossini. $5 million. Think about it. Say it slowly. $5 mllion.
    Then think about who is being taxed to pay for that lump sum. Shop salesmen. Hairdressers, lawn mower men. Other small businesses who will never see $5 million in net assets.
    Truth is only a small portion of producers will seek the farm household allowance, most like the farmers on this blog plan and manage for dry times. They don’t always expect the government to manage their risks for them.

    Everyone wants to help the farmers, but it important that helping doesn’t end up doing more harm than good. Here is an interesting article of the type that is starting to emerge after all the recent hysteria. Brave bastard.

  215. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nerblnob
    #2783748, posted on August 8, 2018 at 8:45 am
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2783668, posted on August 8, 2018 at 5:37 am
    Posting the piece below from Aberdeen

    #metoo.
    North Sea drilling picking up .
    Give us a shout if you and yer man have time for a coffee before jumping on the ferry.

    Hi Nerblnob, the ferry leaves at 7pm and we check out of here at 12 but will leave our luggage here for later pick up. We are staying at The Douglas, near the ferry (so we were told). We thought we might take in the Gordon Highlanders’ Museum this afternoon. Hairy is still sleeping the sleep of the imbiber so I can’t make any firmer arrangements than to suggest maybe we could meet up sometime just after 12 in the rather nice lounge downstairs where reception is located. I’ll tell Hairy we should sit there from 12 to 12.30 and see if you turn up. Get back to me if that is not suitable. Do you have regular digs in Aberdeen or are you simply hoteling it as we are?

    I wish we had more time here. We drove the Cairngorns two years ago and I loved it then. Now I’d love to see Dunotter Castle and heaps of other things in the tour book here that I’ve just been perusing. Aberdeen itself looks interesting with its old buildings and fifteenth century founded university. But you can’t do it all and at least we’ll have seen the place.

    Tom, from Leo Kearse’s pamphlet:

    “Scottish Comedian of the Year Leo Kearse returns with the follow up to ‘I can make you Tory’. Poking fun at liberal sanctimony and hypocrisy, Leo takes a scalpel to millenials, male feminists, #metoo, environmentalists, fat activists and Jeremy Corbyn, showing why socialists are selfish and Trump is great. It’s an unsafe space – some diversity in the sea of soggy arsed lefty virtue signalling at the Fringe. An hour of raw, bold, American inspired comedy from one of the country’s finest club comics.”

    Leo would make a good Cat. Libertarian, tolerant except for things no-one should tolerate, and amusing.

  216. Nerblnob

    Lizzie – good.
    I know the proprietress of the Douglas. She’s Irish. See you down there at 12-ish.

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