Wednesday Forum: August 15, 2018

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  1. struth

    Being a member of a club that wants to kill those not in it, Magpie bitch should have to renounce her membership to the murderous Islam club or never be allowed to travel internationally at all.
    Governments have a duty to protect their citizens and there’s been more than a few female Mussie terrorists.
    She wants her murderous cake and wants to eat it too.

  2. JC

    In any event , Mater, they have to be Gulf Arabs. The rest can’t afford to be sloshing around Mayfair and Chelsea.

  3. Tel

    Looks like Assad is tooled up and rolling into Idlib.

    Bit of a grudge match apparently; all chips on the table this time. Neither side has a reputation for being nice, especially to prisoners. This could get a little bit ugly.

  4. Mater

    That was the joke, JC. Not a very good one, I admit.
    I’ll do better next time.

  5. Gab

    Mater! How are you?! Hope all is well with you. 🙂

  6. areff

    Coin is tossed. Winner points to Mecca.

  7. Mater

    Top of the world, Gab. Almost good enough to re-engage with JC! 😉
    Yourself?

  8. cohenite

    Matteo Salvini, Italy’s version, only better, of our Fraser Anning gets stuck into islam:

  9. Baldrick

    I hear that some 300 newspapers in the USA have demonstrated their independence, veracity and none-partisanship by acting in unison to condemn Trump again.

    Up goes Trump’s approval rating again.

  10. Gab

    LOL

    Almost good enough to re-engage with JC!

    Always escalate! JC loves battle 😀

  11. JC

    Mater

    Seriously though, aren’t the “Gulfsters” more likely to be dressed in the black garb?

  12. Des Deskperson

    ‘Ms Husar denied sacking Mr McManus yesterday. “Casual employees have been engaged in the past when needed, like most offices. There are no casual employees engaged at the moment,” she said.’

    Fair enough, and nothing out of the ordinary for casual MOPS Act staff working for an MP. Under the MOPS Act EA, the maximum employment period for a casual employee is one month.

    The party is certainly out to get Ms Husar. Why on earth would a sane person of average intelligence want to join the ALP after all this

  13. Baldrick

    Your outrageously, outrageous, outrage from TheirABC for today-

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    [email protected] Manigault Newman says she was offered $15,000-a-month to speak ‘positively’ about Donald Trump “… as part of his re-election campaign.”

    Fancy paying somebody to be a campaign spoksperson.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2018/08/young-yazidi-girl-sees-the-islamic-state-man-who-sold-her-into-sex-slavery-in-germany.html

    Seems the German cops have told her that he’s an asylum seeker, just like she is, he hasn’t broken any law in Germany, and the fact that he was an ISIS fighter is neither here nor there.

  15. Mater

    Seriously though, aren’t the “Gulfsters” more likely to be dressed in the black garb?

    I’m not sure when they are in the West, but at home Afghanis do prefer IKEA blue with full mesh front.

    https://no.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Group_of_Women_Wearing_Burkas.jpg

  16. amortiser

    The Prime Minister has said he has a “laser-like focus” on reducing power bills

    Makes you wonder what it would be like if he was half-hearted about it.

  17. JC

    Yes, that’s why the US Dow was up ~400 points today, Cohenite.

  18. Turnip

    The Prime Minister has said he has a “laser-like focus” on reducing power bills

    and that laser is powered by wind.

  19. cohenite

    Yes, that’s why the US Dow was up ~400 points today, Cohenite.

    And why gold is down, stuff it.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    The Chinese discovered that without US soybeans they will all starve.

    US dollar is king. Anyone who suggested The Yuan could become the global currency, please neck yourself from shame.

  21. JC

    Dunno, don’t keep much of a tab on gold. It’s going nowhere.

  22. JC

    US dollar is king.

    Buy/hold dollars, wear diamonds is the old saying on Wall Street.
    I never understood that one though because it’s really gay for a dude to be wearing any diamonds.

  23. The Chinese discovered that without US soybeans they will all starve.

    In the style of his predecessors, Xi might be considering this option.

  24. C.L.

    Jesus F$cking Christ.

    Do you mind not writing that, Stimpson?

  25. C.L.

    Angela Merkel thinks this is funny I guess:

    Yazidi Girl Kidnapped and Enslaved by ISIS Escapes to Germany and Sees Her Abuser on the Street.

    When Ashwaq fled to Germany she saw the man who sold her as a sex slave. The man confronted her on the street and asked her if she was Ashwaq. She told him, “No, I don’t know an Ashwaq. I don’t know you.” The man responded, “Yes, I know you and you know me. And I know how long you’ve been living here.” She said she was so scared she could hardly talk. He said, “Yes I am Abu Humam and you are Ashwaq.” He then told her, “I know that you live with your mother and your brother.” And he repeated her address.

    He should be shot dead on sight by German police.

  26. C.L.

    Wait, what?
    Turnbull gave The Meg legislation to Labor but won’t show it to LNP MPs?

  27. Mater

    JC,
    I’m not trying be dismissive. As a westerner, I didn’t see many women in either Afghanistan or Iraq. Occasionally you’d glimpse them coming down from the mountains with a tonne of firewood on their heads or see them scrambling for cover (from the washing point in the creek) as you approached a village. It’s a very closed shop. Talk to them, about women, at your peril.

    Women walking around was much more prevalent in the Gulf States and, yes, more in Black.
    My guess is that you are right in your assumption that they are from the gulf. As you said, the other options tend to be less affluent and those from Asia tend to prefer the Hijab instead.

  28. C.L.

    The ongoing suffering of contemporary Western women:

    Female skaters challenge gender norms of skateboarding in Australia.

    “When I started skateboarding I was eight years old, and there were no other girl skateboarders,” she said.

    “I was actually the only girl at my skatepark for about three years, so I just learnt how to skate with guys pretty much.”

  29. Senile Old Guy

    Wait, what? Turnbull gave The Meg legislation to Labor but won’t show it to LNP MPs?

    Let’s be fair! Mal Turncoat always wanted to join the ALP.

  30. jupes

    Seriously though, aren’t the “Gulfsters” more likely to be dressed in the black garb?

    That’s probably where it started but Sunni harlots from all over the shop like to wear it in Western countries.

    It is the garb of choice for terrorist’s wives in Australia and most of them come from Lebanon.

  31. Stimpson J. Cat

    Do you mind not writing that, Stimpson?

    Do you mind saying please when requesting me to do something?
    Manners are very important.
    They signal that the person speaking is worth listening to.

  32. Snoopy

    Tesla Sues The Government Of Ontario For Ending EV Incentives

  33. Gab

    Do you mind saying please when requesting me to do something?
    Manners are very important.

    Quite.

    Stimpson, would you mind not writing that, please?

    I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

  34. Snoopy

    Kevin
    August 16, 2018 at 9:53 am
    Anyone involved with Tesla, in any way, is not innocent. There are only collaborators, and people on the outside.

  35. Tintarella di Luna

    cohenite
    #2791417, posted on August 17, 2018 at 9:25 am
    Matteo Salvini, Italy’s version, only better, of our Fraser Anning gets stuck into islam:

    Thanks cohenite
    Bravo Matteo Slavini, is he the salvatore d’Italia? So eloquent and unequivovally sets it out “I will give you not even a square metre on which to build a mosque unless I know who is putting up the money and who will be preaching in the mosque”. He said the problem is not religion for its own sake, the problem is Islam.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Austria rejects asylum claim of Afghan teen because he didn’t ‘look gay’

    By Oliver Moody
    The Times
    30 minutes ago August 17, 2018

    The teenager from Afghanistan did not mince when he walked, had no wardrobe of flamboyant garments and above all lacked a 24-hour party personality.

    He was, in other words, not gay enough to deserve asylum in Austria, according to a judgment that has been widely derided for its Carry On-esque notion of homosexuality.

    “Neither your gait, your bearing nor your clothing have even vaguely indicated that you could be homosexual,” a judge in the town of Wiener Neustadt told the 18-year-old applicant as his request for residency was rejected.

    He had got into several fights in refugee centres and seemed to have an air of aggression that was “not to be expected in a homosexual”, the verdict continued, according to a report in

    Falter, a Viennese news magazine.

    Nor was he particularly outgoing. “It says here in the report that you didn’t have many friends,” said the judge, who has not been named. “Are homosexuals not rather sociable?”

    The young man’s claim to have kissed many straight men for fun was also ridiculed. “Had you really done that to a non-homosexual man, you would have got a fearful beating,” the judge said. “No straight man would let himself be kissed by another man. That is completely unthinkable.”

    The teenager arrived alone in Austria two years ago and was sent to a refugee camp for children. He originally applied for asylum on the grounds that he was from the Hazara, a Shia ethnic group that has been persecuted by the Taliban. When that failed he appealed, arguing that he could not return to Afghanistan because homosexuality is illegal there.

  37. The Weekly Wrap on ABC Melbourne radio is bravely condemning Anning’s speech. Trioli also judiciously intervened during a debate to counter the purported erroneous fact that Hazelwood closing down was a government decision. Apparently, the operator was just responding to market forces. See, when governments both state and federal create a hostile environment for investments in coal through government policy, operators who then closed down coal power stations are just responding to market forces. So, she wasn’t ‘taking sides’, she was just reporting a fact.

    Our ABC.

  38. Myrddin Seren

    SOG

    Let’s be fair! Mal Turncoat always wanted to join the ALP.

    Kind of puts Des’s comment upthread in context:

    Why on earth would a sane person of average intelligence want to join the ALP after all this

  39. Geriatric Mayfly

    Buy/hold dollars, wear diamonds is the old saying on Wall Street.
    I never understood that one though because it’s really gay for a dude to be wearing any diamonds.

    Some of the very high end gentleman’s wrist watches are festooned with diamonds. No idea where the market lies.

  40. Chelsea Clinton: ‘Roe’ Helped Add ‘Three and a Half Trillion Dollars to Our Economy’

    You need a really big lie when defending the murder of over 50 million people, I suppose.

  41. Stimpson J. Cat

    I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

    No problem Gab.

  42. Boambee John

    Mater at 0951

    When you said “with full mesh front”, I envisaged something different!

  43. Lysander

    LIBSPILL LIBSPILL LIBSPILL!!!

    I think this today is the first time talk of leadership has reached the MSM news without Turnbull being able to manage it from boiling up? But, sadly, if it happens they’ll just replace shit with shit.

  44. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tintarella di Luna
    #2791475, posted on August 17, 2018 at 10:45 am
    cohenite
    #2791417, posted on August 17, 2018 at 9:25 am
    Matteo Salvini, Italy’s version, only better, of our Fraser Anning gets stuck into islam:

    Thanks cohenite
    Bravo Matteo Slavini, is he the salvatore d’Italia? So eloquent and unequivovally sets it out “I will give you not even a square metre on which to build a mosque unless I know who is putting up the money and who will be preaching in the mosque”. He said the problem is not religion for its own sake, the problem is Islam.”

    Wow, lucky Italy with Salvini, lucky Hungary with Orban.

    So what have we got here in Oz? The uniparty comprising Islam’s appeasers. We have Josh Frydenberg, holding hands with Ed Husic…makes me want to vomit.

  45. Viva

    wear diamonds is the old saying on Wall Street.

    Another old saying: “Diamonds – a hedge against misfortune”

  46. Bruce of Newcastle

    Chelsea Clinton: ‘Roe’ Helped Add ‘Three and a Half Trillion Dollars to Our Economy’

    Someone ask her why Hillary didn’t abort her, if abortion is so good.

  47. Gab

    Chelsea Clinton: ‘Roe’ Helped Add ‘Three and a Half Trillion Dollars to Our Economy’

    No one in the lamestream media ever mentions the woman in this case years later admitted to lying and recanted her position on abortion, when contemporary R v W stories get published.

  48. H B Bear

    It emerged last night that Labor had been given a copy of the NEG legislation, another move that has angered Coalition MPs who are yet to see it.

    How the hell are Lieborals able to vote on something they haven’t even seen yet? Is it annuva case of Peanut Head “I don’t know what is in da legislation but I agree wiv it?”.

  49. Mater

    When you said “with full mesh front”, I envisaged something different!

    So I take it you opened the attachment with great anticipation?
    Sorry to disappoint. 🙂

  50. Anthony

    Lysander
    #2791497, posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:07 am
    LIBSPILL LIBSPILL LIBSPILL!!!

    I think this today is the first time talk of leadership has reached the MSM news without Turnbull being able to manage it from boiling up? But, sadly, if it happens they’ll just replace shit with shit.

    Any shit other than Turnbull shit is preferable.

  51. .

    Chelsea Clinton: ‘Roe’ Helped Add ‘Three and a Half Trillion Dollars to Our Economy’

    That is an ambit claim. How exactly did she cook that up?

  52. Your outrageously, outrageous, outrage from TheirABC for today-

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    [email protected] Manigault Newman says she was offered $15,000-a-month to speak ‘positively’ about Donald Trump “… as part of his re-election campaign.”

    Fancy paying somebody to be a campaign spoksperson.

    You misunderstand, Baldrick. Trump’s former bodyguard is also being paid $15,000 a month, strangely enough, even though he is not doing any work for the campaign. It’s a pay-off for his silence, because he would know embarrassing stuff about Trump. That is also what they wanted out of Omarosa, but she didn’t sign.

  53. Viva

    The current battle over the NEG (the initials say it all) is fundamentally the same as the battle over Brexit and Trumpism on a smaller scale. Do we buckle under the diktat of an international cabal or do we stick up for the national interest?

    Peter Dutton this is your make or break moment.

  54. Chelsea Clinton: ‘Roe’ Helped Add ‘Three and a Half Trillion Dollars to Our Economy’

    Far canal.

    That’s like the faggoty Austrian Corporal claiming The Holocaust saved the German economy X billion reichmarks or Uncle Jo claiming The Holodomor brought in X billion roubles from selling the grain to other countries.

    The left only love saving money when it comes at the expense of a life.

  55. Stimpson J. Cat

    Variety
    @Variety
    Disney Stands Firm on James Gunn Not Returning to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mike Cernovich.

    Flawless Victory!!!

  56. mh

    “When I started skateboarding I was eight years old, and there were no other girl skateboarders,” she said.

    “I was actually the only girl at my skatepark for about three years, so I just learnt how to skate with guys pretty much.”

    Why did the local council permit this travesty? Did they just turn a blind eye to what was going on?

  57. Cactus

    A spill of the Liberal Leadership is required as Malcolm cannot fight an election on any palatable platform for the base.

    The Liberal party could win the next election if it had credible policies on 1) electricity & 2) immigration. Nothing else needed.
    Get outta Paris, build coal power stations and reduce the rate of immigration to take pressure off congestion and cost of living.
    Right now we have a ridiculous situation where both parties are saying renewables are cheaper, the Libs want to use them to cut emissions by 26%, labour by 45%.
    How is the Turnbull going to fight the election? On that platform – if renewables are a cheaper form of energy – we should just vote in Labor and ask why not go to 100%?
    Where is the point of difference, something that the base can fight for, man polling booths etc?
    The entire Liberal Party base is seething with rage and cant wait to express that at the ballot box.

  58. stackja

    MT is POS that NEG will save business. People not sure whose?

  59. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1125

    Trump’s former bodyguard is also being paid $15,000 a month, strangely enough, even though he is not doing any work for the campaign. It’s a pay-off for his silence, because he would know embarrassing stuff about Trump

    What is Senator Feinstein’s driver being paid?

    Before being such a running dog lackey of the fascist left establishment about the motes in the eyes of conservatives, perhaps you should consider the logs in the eyes of the fascist left?

  60. John Constantine

    “It is noticeable that gluten sensitivity seems to preoccupy women more than men, which instantly locates it on gendered territory where it can be dismissed, like a Victorian diagnosis of “hysteria”, as an imaginary malady of attention-seeking, fashion-conscious, mainly younger women. Statistically, women are more likely than men to be gluten sensitive: two to three times as many women as men suffer from coeliac disease, going up to six times more for non-coeliac gluten sensitivity.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/07/not-just-a-fad-the-surprising-gut-wrenching-truth-about-gluten

    Permanently perched on the dunny, trying to crap yourself thin and beautiful and loved is no way to live.

    And as their guardian points out, society has withdrawn the social licence to spray glyphosate on food and sell it.

    And breed new crops and sell them.

    Forward to the robot sewerage rebirthing ration plants.

    Comrades.

  61. jupes

    You misunderstand, Baldrick. Trump’s former bodyguard is also being paid $15,000 a month, strangely enough, even though he is not doing any work for the campaign. It’s a pay-off for his silence, because he would know embarrassing stuff about Trump. That is also what they wanted out of Omarosa, but she didn’t sign.

    Don’t you ever learn M0nty?

    It is truly pathetic how you cling to every loser who you hope against hope will bring down the Great Man.

    Omarosa? Good grief! Have some fucking pride man.

  62. Baldrick

    It’s a pay-off for his silence, because he would know embarrassing stuff about Trump. That is also what they wanted out of Omarosa, but she didn’t sign.

    If that is the case m0nty, I’d hate to think what the Clinton’s are paying in hush money, or do they just rub-out their opponents?

  63. H B Bear

    I think this today is the first time talk of leadership has reached the MSM news without Turnbull being able to manage it from boiling up?

    If the Lieborals don’t knock Lord Waffles off again over this like they did in 2009 they never will. I’m afraid there are now too many bedwetters to make this happen.

    The Lieborals must be destroyed.

  64. pete m

    Actually Stimpson, if you were being civil and not rude you would not swear using Jesus Christ’s name, particularly when so many of your blogger friends are clearly Christian.

    Your rudeness did not require any politeness to ask you to stop doing it.

  65. Don’t you ever learn M0nty?

    Yes, I learned from the cases of Stormy McDaniels and other soft porn stars that Trump has a history of paying off people to kill negative stories.

    You will not I haven’t been trumpeting the Omarosa stuff here. It’s a sideshow. But it sure triggers Trump, he’s sounding even more deranged lately, his Caps Lock key is getting a workout.

  66. Tom

    pete m
    #2791534, posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:52 am

    +1.

  67. zyconoclast

    cohenite
    #2791417, posted on August 17, 2018 at 9:25 am
    Matteo Salvini, Italy’s version, only better, of our Fraser Anning gets stuck into islam:

    On the culture wars, this guy leave DJT for dead.

  68. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trump’s former bodyguard is also being paid $15,000 a month, strangely enough

    Is he named Awan by any chance. Oops, no. That was that Dem Paki spy guy.
    By the way how is that prosecution going?
    Maybe the MSM could ask Brennan seeing he’s CIA and Awan’s wife is in Pakistan right now. With shedloads of US government dosh.

  69. Baldrick

    m0nty, that’s just embarrassing. This is the woman you’re defending …

  70. struth

    Yes, I learned from the cases of Stormy McDaniels and other soft porn stars that Trump has a history of paying off people to kill negative stories.

    While the Clintons have a history of paying off people to kill negative people that may create a storm.

  71. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I am going to absolutely piss myself laughing if Manafort is found not guilty.

    Should be the easiest case in he world to make against him.

  72. zyconoclast

    Chelsea Clinton: ‘Roe’ Helped Add ‘Three and a Half Trillion Dollars to Our Economy’

    Most expensive caviar ever.

  73. Gab

    Your rudeness did not require any politeness to ask you to stop doing it.

    There’s an old saying about honey and bees and flies and vinegar, pete m.

    Also, why are you castigating him after the fact when he has graciously accepted my request?

  74. Stimpson J. Cat

    Cernovich is on a Twitter rampage again.

    Mike Cernovich
    @Cernovich
    We have Sarah Silverman on tape saying the n-word. Should we release it?

    Mike Cernovich
    @Cernovich
    Cernovich will be releasing audio of Sarah Silverman using the n-word based on your requests.

    Pope Francis
    @Pontifex
    Faith is nourished by memory: how many wonderful things God has done for us! How generous is our heavenly Father!
    7:30 PM · Aug 16, 2018

    Mike Cernovich
    @Cernovich
    Shut the fuck up P$do Pope.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    I learned from the cases of Stormy McDaniels

    You’ll be wetting yourself with anticipation then M0nty, since she’s signed for a reality TV show.

    Stormy Daniels Will Appear in the Next ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ UK

    Awesome!

  76. AFL to stage condemnation of Senator Anning Friday night – led by two Muslim players.

    Just fucking invade us China already.
    I’m ashamed to be Australian, we should be collectively euthanised for being the stupidest, most pathetic douchebags in existence.
    If things carry on this way, Friday night entertainment in the year 2050 will consist of infidel beheadings and stoning of women at Allah Ackbar Allianz stadium (after compulsory Friday prayers of course). And there will still be some people asking where we went wrong.

  77. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Hollywood Libs are the dumbest people on earf.

    Comfortably Smug owns yet another one:

    https://twitter.com/ComfortablySmug/status/1030269694434004993

  78. .

    m0nty, that’s just embarrassing. This is the woman you’re defending …

    WTF was that?!

    I’m gonna need some hard liquor.

  79. mh

    President Obama has used the term nig#@r.

    JayZ has used the term nig$#r over and over again while performing at a Hillary Clinton rally.

    There is no evidence however of Trump using the term nig%#r.

  80. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    oh, whats occurrin’?

    @deifsitassid
    Aug 15

    at the gym i said subscription instead of membership and the girl replied with ‘lol this isnt a pharmacy’. bitch thats a prescription were both stupid

    1,244 replies 250,829 retweets 1,079,377 likes
    Reply 1.2K Retweet 251K Like 1.1M

    https://twitter.com/deifsitassid/status/1029822422592221184

    Far out. That is one popular tweet.

  81. zyconoclast

    Millennial Couple Bikes Near ISIS Territory to Prove ‘Humans Are Kind’ and Gets Killed

    “Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans.”

    An idealistic young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a cycling trip around the world.

    Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, last year quit their office jobs in Washington, DC, to embark on the journey. Austin, a vegan* who worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Geoghegan, a vegetarian* who worked in the Georgetown University admissions office, decided that they’re were wasting their lives working.

    “I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years of my life in swaths of grey and beige,” Austin wrote on his blog before he quit. “I’ve missed too many sunsets while my back was turned. Too many thunderstorms went unwatched, too many gentle breezes unnoticed.”

    *Is that miscegenation?

  82. I am going to absolutely piss myself laughing if Manafort is found not guilty.

    Ben Stokes was found not guilty last week, anything is possible with a jury. Juries may contain dumb people.

  83. Stimpson J. Cat

    Actually Stimpson, if you were being civil and not rude you would not swear using Jesus Christ’s name, particularly when so many of your blogger friends are clearly Christian.
    Your rudeness did not require any politeness to ask you to stop doing it.

    Really?
    Here’s the thing.
    I’ve actually had Jesus in my head.
    It was either real or mental illness, I am still even now unable to discern the answer.
    You choose which.
    At no point did he mention that I couldn’t use his name in conjunction with other words, as we had more important things to worry about, and he seemed to share my sense of humor.
    Nothing more hilarious than people who presume to know what a person who they don’t actually speak to wants.

  84. Herodotus

    I can’t see that show with Omarosa and Edna Everage’s evil sister catching on.

  85. .

    ✈️ Lilith Lovett
    ✈️
    ‏ @LilithLovett

    Twitter just suspended Robin Williams, a man who has been dead for over four years.

  86. Snoopy

    Incompetent, vindictive prosecutors aren’t unknown either.

  87. At no point did he mention that I couldn’t use his name in conjunction with other words, as we had more important things to worry about, and he seemed to share my sense of humor.
    Nothing more hilarious than people who presume to know what a person who they don’t actually speak to wants.

    … which is exactly what you are doing, you crazy man.

  88. zyconoclast

    [Canada] The Liberal government will declare a federal statutory holiday to mark the tragic legacy of the residential school system, fulfilling a recommendation made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

    The TRC’s Call to Action 80 asked for the establishment of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour the survivors of residential schools.

  89. zyconoclast

    But Dorsey, in an interview with The Hill the morning after his company handed down a seven-day suspension to Jones, says its enforcement actions are intended to promote better behavior from its users.

    “We’re always trying to cultivate more of a learning mindset and help guide people back towards healthier behaviors and healthier public conversation,” the 41-year-old co-founder of Twitter said

  90. DrBeauGan

    Stimpy, you will note that the atheists here do not have taboos that we want you to respect.

    We’re not all bad.

  91. Baldrick

    … anything is possible with a jury witch-hunt . Juries Witch-hunt’s may contain dumb people.

    FIFY

  92. Stimpson J. Cat

    … which is exactly what you are doing, you crazy man.

    So Jesus can’t talk to people?
    He only talks to crazy people?
    Aren’t you a devout Catholic Monty?
    Who the hell are you praying to then?

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    Juries may contain dumb people.

    Well since the trial is in the Eastern District of Virginia they’re probably Democrats.

  94. Stimpson J. Cat

    Twitter just suspended Robin Williams, a man who has been dead for over four years.

    It was a fake account Dot.

  95. Snoopy

    So now Monty believes people who stand against homophobia should be jailed. Agile!

  96. zyconoclast

    Thirty men charged with s3xually abusing girls in West Yorkshire

    Allegations of [email protected] and trafficking of five girls date from between 2005 and 2012

    • Banaras Hussain, 37, of Shipley, charged with one count of [email protected] of a female over 16.
    • Banaris Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with one count of [email protected] of a girl aged 13-15.
    • Mohammed Suhail Arif, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with [email protected] of a girl aged 13-15.
    • Iftikar Ali, 37, of Huddersfield, charged with attempted [email protected] of a girl aged 13-15 and three counts of [email protected] of a girl aged 13-15.
    • Mohammed Sajjad, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with four counts of [email protected] of a female aged 13-15, one [email protected] of a girl under 13 and facilitating the commission of a child s3x offence.
    • Fehreen Rafiq, 38, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child s3x offence.
    • Umar Zaman, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of [email protected] of a female aged 13-15.
    • Basharat Hussain, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of [email protected] of a female aged 13-15.
    • Amin Ali Choli, 36, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of [email protected] of a female over 16 years old.
    • Shaqeel Hussain, 35, of Dewsbury, charged with [email protected] of a female aged 13-15 and two counts of trafficking.
    • Mubasher Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with [email protected] of a female aged 13-15 and s3xual assault.
    • Abdul Majid, 34, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of [email protected] of a female aged 13-15.
    • Mohammed Dogar, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child s3x offence.
    • Usman Ali, 32, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of [email protected] of a female aged 13-15.
    • Mohammed Waqas Anwar, 29, of Huddersfield, charged with five counts of [email protected] of a female aged 13-15.
    • Gul Riaz, 42, of Huddersfield, charged with [email protected] of a female aged 13-15.
    • Mohammed Akram, 41, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of trafficking with a view to s3xual exploitation of a female and [email protected] of a female aged 14-15.
    • Manzoor Akhtar, 29, of Huddersfield, charged with trafficking and three counts of [email protected] of a female aged 13-15.
    • Samuel Fikru, 30, of Camden, charged with two counts of [email protected] of a female aged 13-15.

    Twelve other men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have also been charged with numerous offences in connection with the same investigation, West Yorkshire police said.

  97. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, you will note that the atheists here do not have taboos that we want you to respect.
    We’re not all bad.

    Don’t try to lure me to your annoying ranks in my moment of trial.
    Outrageous.
    😁

  98. So Jesus can’t talk to people?

    No. Well, not to you, anyway. You don’t strike me as the saintly type.

  99. Snoopy

    Punching Nazis? Good. Punching homophobic tormentors? Bad.

  100. .

    It was a fake account Dot.

    I believe users ought to be able to figure that out themselves, but anyway.

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    “We’re always trying to cultivate more of a learning mindset and help guide people back towards healthier behaviors and healthier public conversation,” the 41-year-old co-founder of Twitter said

    He’s started the Ministry of Love.

  102. What are you going on about, Snoop.

  103. Snoopy

    You’re the one who raised the Ben Stokes’ case, Monty.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    Incompetent, vindictive prosecutors aren’t unknown either.

    Like the one who did that anthrax case?

  105. mh

    cohenite
    #2791417, posted on August 17, 2018 at 9:25 am
    Matteo Salvini, Italy’s version, only better, of our Fraser Anning gets stuck into islam:

    Even better than Fraser Anning? Calm down, cohenite. No one can reach that level of greatness.

  106. .

    monty let’s not take away the presumption of innocence because the jury didn’t convict someone you don’t like on a personal level and you consider a political adversary.

  107. You’re the one who raised the Ben Stokes’ case, Monty.

    That didn’t excuse him bashing the other bloke, as captured on camera. Prosecute both crimes if you like, but eye for an eye is not Western law.

  108. monty let’s not take away the presumption of innocence because the jury didn’t convict someone you don’t like on a personal level and you consider a political adversary.

    What? Ben Stokes is a cricketer, Dot. Geez. Stay in your lane.

  109. DrBeauGan

    Stimpmeister, consider the sillygism:

    Atheists are annoying. (Authority, stimpmeister)

    Stimpy is annoying. (Authority, CL, DB, Gab, m0nty)

    Therefore, Stimpy is an atheist.

  110. .

    That’s up to the jury monty. Provocation might be limited as a defence, but some people understand how real people react; barristers don’t just argue points of law, nor are they limited to just cross-examination. It is also part of the law to consider losses suffered by an accused. Hence why people who run their kids over by accident might have committed manslaughter but don’t get 25 years like someone who pleads a bashing death down from murder to manslaughter.

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Qantas’ new ad celebrates diversity starring Adam Goodes, Wallabies, Hugh Jackman

    Robyn Ironside
    Aviation Writer
    @ironside

    Qantas has released a new ad, starring former AFL player Adam Goodes, the Wallabies and a host of sporting and cultural identities, “celebrating the importance of diversity to national life’’.

    Called “Standing up for the Spirit of Australia”, the 60-second video will be played in full during Saturday night’s Bledisloe Cup coverage as well as on board Qantas flights.

    Set to the song Caravan of Love, sung by Bernard Fanning, the video opens with actor Hugh Jackman walking along Maroubra Beach in Sydney talking about the Australian spirit.

    It then moves to feature a range of Australians representing groups as diverse as Cricket Australia, NAIDOC, the Wheelchair Rugby Team, indigenous dance company Bangarra, the Australian Ballet and Qantas staff celebrating Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

    A statement released by Qantas said the video was “part of the national carrier’s longstanding support for equality and inclusion – something it has championed through gender diversity, indigenous reconciliation and support for LGBTI issues”.

    Qantas Group Executive Vanessa Hudson said it was about celebrating the strength that comes from diversity. “We carry over 50 million people a year from all walks of life and we have over 30,000 people working at Qantas who represent a cross section of the community,” Ms Hudson said. “We don’t all think, look or act the same and that’s a huge asset.”

    From the Oz. I’m remembering when Qantas used to fly aircraft, not spruik a social agenda.

  112. Snoopy

    Prosecute both crimes if you like, but eye for an eye is not Western law.

    The jury likely took into account the incompetent prosecution and made the best of the mess.

  113. .

    What? Ben Stokes is a cricketer, Dot. Geez. Stay in your lane.

    So you’re not talking obliquely about Manafort? Okay monty, whatever. You’d never obsess about Trump and you’re totally obsessed with cricket (and hockey), and not AFL?

  114. C.L.

    Who loves you more than I do, Stimpson?

    Please.

  115. Tintarella di Luna

    The uniparty comprising Islam’s appeasers. We have Josh Frydenberg, holding hands with Ed Husic…makes me want to vomit.

    thank goodness I have been going to bed very very early, I have avoided listening to radio and watching the news or other political programs even as background white noise — even the thought of all that fake manlove makes me nauseous

  116. So you’re not talking obliquely about Manafort? Okay monty, whatever.

    No.

  117. H B Bear

    “… and Qantas staff celebrating Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.”

    I hope that bit wasn’t shot at the after party. I’m not sure most Australian’s are ready for that.

  118. Provocation is not a factor in Manafort’s case. It’s a straight paper case, bank fraud and tax dodging. If he gets acquitted then it’s because the jury is too stupid to realise how guilty he is, or one of them is a deplorable Trumpkin who wants to own the libs regardless of the facts, BIRM.

  119. Stimpson J. Cat

    No. Well, not to you, anyway. You don’t strike me as the saintly type.

    That’s the difference between you and me.
    I don’t do things for recognition or to go to Heaven, or because someone told me to.
    I don’t care what people think of me.
    I do them because it amuses me, and because I can, and because if I don’t no one else will.
    You think Jesus wanted to be the Messiah?
    Hell no.
    Who would?
    But no one else would or could do it so he chose to step up.
    He was ASKED nicely to do it by his old man.
    He could have said no.
    He just wanted to hang out with crazy people like me instead.
    😁

  120. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpmeister, consider the sillygism:
    Atheists are annoying. (Authority, stimpmeister)
    Stimpy is annoying. (Authority, CL, DB, Gab, m0nty)
    Therefore, Stimpy is an atheist.

    OK this is outrageous and I am going to sulk.
    Damn Math Nerds.

  121. You think Jesus wanted to be the Messiah?
    Hell no.
    Who would?
    But no one else would or could do it so he chose to step up.

  122. DrBeauGan

    m0nty
    #2791586, posted on August 17, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    So Jesus can’t talk to people?

    No. Well, not to you, anyway. You don’t strike me as the saintly type.

    In comparison with m0nty, Stimpy is extremely saintly.

    But then, who isn’t?

  123. John Constantine

    The diversity coin toss is now their Australian Haka.

    By the time we celebrate the traditional welcome to country for celebratory diversity Sunni coin tossers, then their wymynsys umpires can celebrate with throwing the ball up not bouncing it.

    How about we go all halal for the corporate boxes, no booze, correct head coverings and all?.

    Or is the signal only for the little people?.

    Comrades.

  124. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The University of Western Australia has cancelled a speech on its campus tonight by controversial US professor Quentin Van Meter, who argues that that transgender people are suffering a “delusional disorder”.

    UWA’s initial decision to allow the speech at one of its lecture theatres enraged students, who launched a petition calling on the event’s cancellation. The petition has gathered more than 6000 signatures.

    The university said today that tonight’s booking by the Australian Family Association had been “voided” because of noncompliance with UWA’s venue hire policy.

    FME.

    This country is cooked.

  125. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    “The university holds firm on the principles of freedom of expression and maintains its position that it does not wish to set a precedent for the exclusion of objectionable views from the campus.

    “However in this case the event hirers could not meet their obligations of the venue hire contract, providing no confidence that UWA could ensure safety on campus.”

    Anyone going to university should be ashamed.

  126. DrBeauGan

    Stimpy should be canonised.

    M0nty should be cannonised.

  127. monty asking someone to ‘stay in their lane’.
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  128. C.L.

    “However in this case the event hirers could not meet their obligations of the venue hire contract, providing no confidence that UWA could ensure safety on campus.”

    In other words, leftists and transgender wackos are likely to be violent and the university blames this on the Australian Family Association.

  129. Bruce of Newcastle

    Provocation is not a factor in Manafort’s case. It’s a straight paper case, bank fraud and tax dodging.

    So it has nothing to d0 with collusion with Wussians then M0nty?

  130. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is outrageous.
    First BeauGan calls me an Atheist and now Monty calls me a Mormon.
    You are all terrible, terrible sane people.
    Stop bullying the poor literally poor mentally ill man.
    I’m going back to work.

  131. .

    If he gets acquitted then it’s because the jury is too stupid to realise how guilty he is, or one of them is a deplorable Trumpkin who wants to own the libs regardless of the facts, BIRM.

    So you do want to remove the presumption of innocence on the basis of invective and political preference.

    Terrible, just terrible.

  132. pete m

    Gab, you can bow down to it, not me. Obama kept bowing low and look where it got USA.

    Anyway, it is a more fun place when everyone gets into spats and not just the main 2 protagonists, especially after the fact to keep it burning.

  133. C.L.

    The great James Woods on Pennsylvania:

    James [email protected]

    Can we be clear about the facts here? What percentage of these 1000+ child victims were boys? I’m willing to bet over 95%.

    Yep.

  134. Stimpson J. Cat

    “However in this case the event hirers could not meet their obligations of the venue hire contract, providing no confidence that UWA could ensure safety on campus.

    Translation :
    “Mysterious Vans Full of Gas Bottles Driven By Acronyms”.

  135. Tintarella di Luna

    The Lieborals must be destroyed.

    Hear Hear H.B. Bear

  136. C.L.

    Your rudeness did not require any politeness to ask you to stop doing it.

    True.

  137. C.L.

    Paul Manafort was prosecuted for being Trump’s campaign manager.
    No other reason.

  138. DrBeauGan

    UWA’s initial decision to allow the speech at one of its lecture theatres enraged students, who launched a petition calling on the event’s cancellation. The petition has gathered more than 6000 signatures.

    None of whom were forced to attend. If students get to shut up anyone who’s views they disagree with, and the university caves in, why, it’s not a university any more. Just a child minding centre for large children.

  139. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Can we be clear about the facts here? What percentage of these 1000+ child victims were boys? I’m willing to bet over 95%.

    One of the great tragedies is that homosexuals invaded all our institutions and committed the worst crimes imaginable, and were then rewarded with their agenda becoming not only acceptable but untouchable.

  140. Stimpson J. Cat

    Gab, you can bow down to it, not me. Obama kept bowing low and look where it got USA.

    Can you please not call me “it”.
    Seems a touch rude and uncivil, especially towards someone who could potentially be good friends with Jesus, or merely seriously mentally ill, or both.

    😁

  141. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Qantas releases an ad starring Adam Goodes lecturing us about racism

    Tell me again why corporatism isn’t the greatest evil besetting mankind.

  142. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The 60 second ad also features lezzo “weddings”

  143. H B Bear

    Can we be clear about the facts here? What percentage of these 1000+ child victims were boys? I’m willing to bet over 95%.

    Maybe Ol Leathery will put this question to Mincing Marr?

  144. Dr Faustus

    Liberal cabinet tries to pour cold water on leadership speculation

    Christopher Pyne has brushed aside talk of leadership rumblings and of ministers threatening to quit, as Malcolm Turnbull struggles to calm rebel MPs and divisions over his flagship energy policy.

    Clown show.

    We will have the NEG – but with ALP amendments: 45% renewables, and no coal ever again.

    Most Australians have no idea what is going on, what it all means – or what the future holds for them. They need the Argentina experience.

  145. C.L.

    Qantas releases an ad starring Adam Goodes lecturing us about racism

    Maybe somebody should lecture him about police and MCG security apes kidnapping, falsely detaining, illegally questioning and assaulting a 13 year-old child.

    Her mother told 3AW radio on Monday morning that her daughter was doing OK, but she was still concerned about her treatment by security.

    “She’s not doing too bad considering everything that’s happened,” she said.

    “I would like her to get on with her life basically.”

    MCG security told her family to remain seated as they ejected the girl – and police detained her for what she said was two hours.

    The teenager was initially questioned by police without an adult present. When police found out she was only 13, they went and got her grandmother.

    Her mother said she believed her daughter was “very scared” when she was taken away by security.

    “It was ridiculous that she was in there for so long. For two hours they interviewed her over her saying, ‘You’re an ape’,” she said.

    Adam Goodes – what a brave man.

  146. C.L.

    Adam Goodes’ sooky protest caused armed men to assault a 13 year-old girl and her grandmother.
    Naturally, in modern Australia this makes him a hero.
    Meanwhile, the media are attempting to jail Ben Roberts-Smith.

  147. Makka

    Yes, I learned from the cases of Stormy McDaniels and other soft porn stars that Trump has a history of paying off people to kill negative stories.

    How do the Clinton’s kill off negative stories?

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Qantas releases an ad starring Adam Goodes lecturing us about racism

    While a Qantas cargo aircraft makes an emergency landing with an unconscious pilot, having suffered a depressurization. If that was in anyway a failure of Qantas engineering staff, or equipment, perhaps they may look to their actual main business?

  149. Leigh Lowe

    How do the Clinton’s kill off negative stories?

    At the source.
    Permanently.

  150. LNP insider

    Note a considerable group of MPs considering crossing the floor on the NEG are Nationals – Gee, O’Sullivan, Pitt, Joyce, Christensen. Based in previous positions Landry and O’Dowd are likely as well. A couple of those were anti Joyce earlier this year…

    It really is a Queensland led rebellion and it has ramifications on the Deputy PM.

  151. Tel

    The first rule of Arkincide is you don’t talk about … *MPPHPMP!* *ARRRGHGHH!!!* *ERK*

  152. Tel

    Qantas releases an ad starring Adam Goodes lecturing us about racism

    Tell me again why corporatism isn’t the greatest evil besetting mankind.

    Stop whining, he makes the planes run on time.

  153. Makka

    Most Australians have no idea what is going on, what it all means – or what the future holds for them. They need the Argentina experience.

    First the Libs must be destroyed, to ashes. Then a decade of hard Socialism under Bill Shorten. This is the only medicine that has any chance of saving this country. A galvanizing Obama like experience. We then have to hope we can find someone like Trump to lead the country out of the shit stained wilderness. Our current trajectory turns us into an overcrowded 3rd world shithole we wont recognise within 2 decades.

  154. Top Ender

    The new Qantas video will play with most people ignoring it on the aircraft.

    Various members of the staff will have to put up with muttered complaints from passengers.

    Shareholders will quite rightly ask how much was spent on the video and has it improved the share price.

    About time the Irish leprechaun was booted.

  155. Stimpson J. Cat

    Qantas releases an ad starring Adam Goodes lecturing us about racism

    JC this is going to hit your hip pocket.
    Get on the phone to Todd and Alan asap.

  156. Makka

    Weird and Sketchy Federal Behavior Surrounds New Mexico Terror Training Compound….

    The story of the jihadist training compound in New Mexico takes yet another weird turn today, as federal authorities removed the partially buried trailer, bulldozed a portion of the compound in the process, and yet left key evidence including: ammunition, a bullet proof vest, birth certificates and notebooks, laying around.

    This happens on the same day when the child’s corpse discovered within one of the terrorist tunnels was positively identified as the partially decomposed remains of 3-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, the son of Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, who is alleged to have kidnapped the boy from Georgia in December.

    Human remains found at a New Mexico compound in a raid that resulted in several arrests earlier this month have been identified as that of a missing as the son of one of the people taken into custody. (read more)

    The property owner and even local media covering the story are perplexed by the sketchy and haphazard investigative activity of federal authorities charged with investigating the events. This follows earlier local reports of the feds clearing the compound, only to have the property owner discover tunnels, weapons and ammunition overlooked by the FBI.

    What the heck is going on in New Mexico?

    The entire story is beyond sketchy, and unfortunately when things get this sketchy in the investigative process we are reminded of the fingerprints of the DOJ-CRS (Dept. of Justice, Community Relations Service). The CRS is a secret institution within the DOJ Civil Rights Division consisting of very-far-left activists who are allowed to reach into the judiciary and justice system and essentially take over.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/08/16/weird-and-sketchy-federal-behavior-surrounds-new-mexico-terror-training-compound/#more-152981

    They found something alright.

  157. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    New Mexico Terrorist Training Centre captivated the media for about as long as the Vegas shooting.

    Some shits going down.

  158. H B Bear

    Isn’t Adam Goodes supposed to be making our new submarines Aboriginal compatible or something? He better not jeopardise the whole project.

  159. Snoopy

    Dr Van Evil:

    He has regularly denied proven science surrounding transgender people, instead saying they are simply delusional.

  160. zyconoclast

    Isn’t Adam Goodes supposed to be making our new submarines Aboriginal compatible or something? He better not jeopardise the whole project.

    Aboriginal Steel Art

    INDIGENOUS MEMORY-MAKING MEETS ARCHITECTURE

  161. Roger

    They found something alright.

    Group’s leader is son of Siraj Wahhaj, alleged WTC bombing co-conspirator and mentor to Linda Sarsour.

  162. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    A MELBOURNE man in his 20s has been revealed as one of two lucky winners of last night’s record-breaking Powerball draw.

    Speaking to officials late this morning to confirm his mammoth prize, the winner — who wishes to remain anonymous — confessed he knew he had become a multi-millionaire when he checked his entry last night before bed.

    “I’m trying to remain as calm as possible,” he said.

    “I only bought this entry last night on the OzLotteries app before the draw closed.

    “I’m going to do the right thing. This win is life changing.

    “I’m going to look after my whole family – invest money in property and shares. It will make a massive difference to a lot of people.”

    Dude, you know you can afford cocaine now?

  163. Very strange how ‘rampant consumerism’ in Europe and the USA seems to be having no effect on Muslims.

  164. zyconoclast

    Aboriginal Inventions – the White Hat Guide

    When the first Aboriginal people arrived in Australia over 40,000 years ago they were among the most technologically advanced people in the world at the time having made several over the horizon sea voyages to reach here. Yet by the time of European contact Aboriginal people had made very few technological advances and were still using stone tools in a metal rich country.

    Why was this? It certainly wasn’t due to lack of intelligence. Aboriginal people had a rich culture, a complex social structure and advanced skills that allowed them to survive in hostile environments as well as the qualities we have mentioned on What Makes a good Australian Inventor. Indeed, many Aboriginal people placed among European implements quickly became very inventive (see for example David Unaipon in the box on the right). The complex question of what environmental conditions lead to technological advances and inventiveness in certain societies and why these conditions were not present in Aboriginal Australia is examined in Jared Diamond’s excellent book, Gun Germs and Steel (see below).

    Some notable Aboriginal inventions

    Stone tools – Aboriginal people are thought to be the first to use ground edges on stone cutting tools and the first to use stone tools to grind seeds.
    Boomerang – a throwing stick used for many purposes whose design allows it to return to the (skilled) thrower.
    Woomera – a spear throwing holder that acts as an extension of the arm thus allowing greater power and range for the spear. “Woomera” was adopted as an appropriate name for the rocket launching range and associated settlement in outback South Australia.
    Didgeridoo – a musical instrument whose sound is immediately recognisable. It first appeared 2,000 or more years ago and at the time of European arrival was used in the north western corner of Australia.

  165. OldOzzie

    Trump Making America Great Again – MAGA

    WSJ -Youth Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low

    Data suggest more opportunities are available to some groups that historically struggled to find jobs

    The unemployment rate among young Americans fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years this summer, though the share of young people looking for work remained well below its peak in 1989.

    Of Americans between 16 and 24 years old actively looking for work this summer, 9.2% were unemployed in July, the Labor Department said Thursday, a drop from the 9.6% youth unemployment rate in July 2017. It was the lowest midsummer joblessness rate for youth since July 1966.

    One of those finding work was Teandre Blincoe, 17, who placed in a job this summer in an information technology division at Humana, a health insurance company based in Louisville, Ky., by KentuckianaWorks, which has partnered with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to place low-income youth in summer jobs.

    With his first job under his belt, Mr. Blincoe said he would feel more confident looking for employment in the future. “I have a really solid idea of how I can present myself and actually get a job.”

    Low unemployment among young people shows that in a tight labor market more opportunities are opening to groups that historically have struggled to find jobs.

    Similarly, the unemployment rate among older Americans who don’t have a high-school diploma fell to a record low this year. The jobless rate also fell sharply for those who completed high school but never attended college. Among racial groups, the unemployment rate for Latinos fell to 4.5% in July, the lowest rate on records back to the 1970s.

    The jobless rate for black Americans touched a record low this year before rising in the past two months. For black youth, the jobless rate ticked up this summer to 16.5% from 16.2% in 2017, meaning this segment of the population hasn’t benefited as much as many others looking for work.

    While millions of young people continue to enter the labor force in the summer months, the labor-force participation rate among young Americans—a measure of how many people are actively seeking employment—is still low by historical standards.

    In July, the labor-force participation rate was 60.6% among young Americans, the same rate as last year and the highest since 2009. In 1989, the summer youth labor-force participation rate was 77.5%, and it has declined since.

    Paul Harrington, an economist at Drexel University who studies the labor market for young people, said one reason for the decrease in the share of teenagers and young adults seeking summer work is the popularity of extracurricular activities and unpaid internships.

    “If you don’t do those extracurricular activities, it diminishes your chances of getting admitted to prestigious postsecondary institutions,” he said.

    For young people already admitted to college, unpaid internships, which the Labor Department doesn’t classify as employment, are often important initial steps toward postgraduate employment

  166. 2GB 873 @2GB873
    BREAKING | Ray Hadley confirms there will be a move against Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the next two weeks.
    “It’s happening for sure and certain… 100%.”
    #auspol

    Is it on? Sounds like it might be on.

  167. Matteo Salvini, Italy’s version, only better, of our Fraser Anning gets stuck into islam:

    Could you imagine the reaction of the Oz media if such an interview occurred on Australian TV. If it happened on Sky the porbably would have had their license revoked.

  168. candy

    Is it on? Sounds like it might be on.

    Now that’s hard to believe. Newspoll is 51/49, Bill Shorten is struggling, and M. Turnbull much more popular.

    He’s a deceiver and turning the LNP into an elite greenish party, but you can’t ignore facts. Newspoll is the only reliable poll.

  169. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Very strange how ‘rampant consumerism’ in Europe and the USA seems to be having no effect on Muslims.

    The 9/11 terrorists were all highly educated children of millionaires.

  170. Mitch M.

    Stone tools – Aboriginal people are thought to be the first to use ground edges on stone cutting tools and the first to use stone tools to grind seeds.
    Boomerang – a throwing stick used for many purposes whose design allows it to return to the (skilled) thrower.
    Woomera – a spear throwing holder that acts as an extension of the arm thus allowing greater power and range for the spear. “Woomera” was adopted as an appropriate name for the rocket launching range and associated settlement in outback South Australia.
    Didgeridoo – a musical instrument whose sound is immediately recognisable. It first appeared 2,000 or more years ago and at the time of European arrival was used in the north western corner of Australia.

    1.

    Chimps use rocks to break nuts. Crows drop nuts on roads so that cars will crush them, then pick them up …

    2.

    The boomerang is not unique to Australia. It has been found in Europe.

    3.

    An atlatl, a spear throwing device, has been dated at 17,000 years.
    4.

    Flutes carved from animal bone are potentially 40,000 years old.

  171. Mother Lode

    How do the Clinton’s kill off negative stories?

    Anyone else remember the army of women who, during the Presidential campaign, accused Trump of raping them?

  172. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The cowardly The Australian refusing to allow comments on the UWA banned Dr thread.

    The comments were running 99% in his favour on Wednesday.

  173. Makka

    Very strange how ‘rampant consumerism’ in Europe and the USA seems to be having no effect on Muslims.

    True. Rampant Consumerism is an abject failure in that respect. Muslim violence and terrorism in the west against their hosts grows with the moslem population. It’s difficult to understand how anyone could deny that reality.

  174. pete m

    Stimpson, sorry for the confusion – I meant your behaviour, not your balding, unbalanced but lovely head.

  175. Now that’s hard to believe. Newspoll is 51/49, Bill Shorten is struggling, and M. Turnbull much more popular.

    He’s a deceiver and turning the LNP into an elite greenish party, but you can’t ignore facts. Newspoll is the only reliable poll.

    The Libs have a history of spilling over AGW-related legislation.

  176. Mitch M.

    Actually Stimpson, if you were being civil and not rude you would not swear using Jesus Christ’s name, particularly when so many of your blogger friends are clearly Christian.
    Your rudeness did not require any politeness to ask you to stop doing it.

    Catallaxy is not a “safe space”.

  177. candy makes an excellent point though. Turnbull may be on the nose but Duttonmentum is a joke. You might as well set fire to the deckchairs.

  178. Makka

    MONEY & MARKETS
    The problems with GDP growth supported by immigration are clear to anyone spending another morning stuck in traffic on a bus

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/immigration-and-economic-growth-stephen-koukoulas-2018-8#PuPBCl8ZcqZJXjkO.99

    Even the Kouk gets it.

  179. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    A drover’s dog could win the next election with two policies.

    Scrap the RET and limit immigration to 50,000 p.a skilled immigrants.

  180. Makka

    Scrap the RET and limit immigration to 50,000 p.a skilled immigrants.

    If the skills are supposed to be in short supply , they don’t need access to any welfare.

  181. The rumblings about a spill and ditching Wile E. Trumble will disappear, but he might have to throw another few $mill in the night can (formerly known as the Liberal party).

  182. Makka

    A handful of coalition MPs have publicly reserved their right to cross the floor and vote against the government’s National Energy Guarantee, including former prime minister Tony Abbott.

    Around a dozen have raised concerns, with some including former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce demanding changes to the energy plan.

    The Daily Telegraph ran quotes from unnamed coalition MPs on Friday suggesting a “torn” Peter Dutton, the minister for Home Affairs, was being urged to challenge for the leadership from Mr Turnbull.

    “There are only two good outcomes here — either the energy policy is dead and we can go to the election fighting Labor on it, or Malcolm goes,” the News Corp publication cited an unnamed MP as saying.

    Hopefully This will be a catalyst to destroy the Libs.

  183. A Lurker

    If the conservatives can’t wrest control of the Liberals and the Nationals from the globalists, then they need to abandon ship and join Cory’s party.

  184. OldOzzie

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

    There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. The fact is that the Press is FREE to write and say anything it wants, but much of what it says is FAKE NEWS, pushing a political agenda or just plain trying to hurt people. HONESTY WINS!
    7:10 AM – 16 Aug 2018

  185. H B Bear

    Disaffected Lieborals don’t have the numbers to bring down Waffleworth. Might as well bring down the government instead.

  186. Boambee John

    Makka at 1315

    How do the Clinton’s kill off negative stories?

    Literally?

  187. JMH

    Makka
    #2791716, posted on August 17, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    The Libs are already destroyed. Even if they toss the Turncoat and install a Conservative as PM within the next few weeks, would that be enough to bring conservatives back to the fold at this late stage? I don’t think so. It wouldn’t change my vote.

  188. LNP insider

    Another interesting side point. The preselection for Bowman was delayed. One might suggest it was to help “I’m a conservative but voted for Turnbull” Laming keep his seat post election. I wonder who they are decyring as opposition leader?

  189. Makka

    What do you think, Boambee?

    mOron is stupidly claiming the MSM is covering for Trump, ffs. In a system where near 50% of the MSM is owned by just 6 corps, Fb, Twitter and GOOG are ALL avowed leftist organisations. All of them are spittle flecked anti-Trump. mUnty the idiotic as usual. So I asked the question, how does leftist royalty silence their negative stories?

    Arkancide.

  190. Tel

    Who would go into a major election with your flagship policy called “NEG” which is a common English prefix meaning false, less than zero, or reversal.

    Seriously, who does that?

  191. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1424

    The Libs have a history of spilling over AGW-related legislation.

    And moving rapidly up in the polls immediately afterwards, contrary to the received “wisdom” of the MSM and tge fascist left (BIRM).

  192. Boambee John

    Makka at 1452

    Indeed.

  193. BrettW

    Seems CFMEU had a win in Fair Work Commission where some businesses now have to pay long term labor hire / casual workers their leave entitlements. Surely if those workers were on casual rates it would mean they would have to pay back part of their hourly rate which would be higher as on casual rates.

  194. OldOzzie

    Tel
    #2791724, posted on August 17, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Who would go into a major election with your flagship policy called “NEG” which is a common English prefix meaning false, less than zero, or reversal.

    Seriously, who does that?

    Tel – Comment of the Day

  195. LNP insider

    Destruction of the Liberal Party depends on the definition. A change to Dutton or Abbott isn’t even about winning the election anymore. It’s partly to minimise damage at this election, but more about minimising it post election. Its about steering the party back to the right and uniting it as a more cinservative force post election.

  196. cohenite

    We will have the NEG – but with ALP amendments: 45% renewables, and no coal ever again.

    Most Australians have no idea what is going on, what it all means – or what the future holds for them. They need the Argentina experience.

    I don’t know about that. I listen to talkback when I’m at my desk planning stuff and there is a lot of anger out there at turdball and tits both. people who ring in to espouse the greenfilth cop heaps.

    I don’t think people understand the technical aspects of alarmism and renewables because there is simply no msm coverage only alarmist slogans and shibboleths. They know its bullshit but are easy meat if they complain because turtles, plastic bags or fucking polar bears. And very few people who do know the technical aspects ring in or if they do are too technical to get across. You have to reduce the issue to sound-bites. It was impossible when it was just about climate change but since renewables came along you can talk hip pockets.

    But a sloganized attack on alarmism itself, since it is the justification for renewables, has to be made. And believe me it’s tough, especially when nature is doing it’s thing as now with this shitty drought. Saying there have been worse droughts before is starting to cut through but it still comes up against the sympathy vote.

  197. None

    Angela Merkel thinks this is funny I guess

    as I noted here on another thread recently we do exactly the same. We give asylym to the persecuted and to their persecutors thereby importing persecution.

  198. Infidel Tiger

    If it means Turnbull is humiliated and destroyed, I could survive 5 terms of Shorten.

  199. OldOzzie

    BrettW
    #2791728, posted on August 17, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Seems CFMEU had a win in Fair Work Commission where some businesses now have to pay long term labor hire / casual workers their leave entitlements. Surely if those workers were on casual rates it would mean they would have to pay back part of their hourly rate which would be higher as on casual rates.

    The Auastraliann Editorial

    Double dip ruling on pay and holidays a jobs killer

    12:00AM August 17, 2018
    16 Comments

    Five years ago The Australian warned the Abbott government that “the current leadership vacuum on a key economic issue” — the not-so-Fair Work Act and industrial relations — “will cost our economy dearly”. For political reasons, the Coalition largely has remained on the sidelines, shying away from tackling the rigidity and centralisation of Labor’s Fair Work system, which destroyed 20 years of vital workplace reforms. As we said in 2007 when Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard proposed the system, it was designed as “a radical recasting against individual discretion, employers and small business in favour of collective power, trade unions and third-party enforcement”. Employers, casual employees and jobseekers, unfortunately, could be about to pay a high price for the Coalition’s failure to restore balance in the past five years.

    The ruling by the full Federal Court that dump truck driver Paul Skene — who worked as a casual for 2½ years on a higher hourly pay rate than full-time workers — is entitled to paid leave could be a game changer, as Ewin Hannan reports today. Should the case set a precedent, thousands of businesses with tight margins will struggle to survive, putting countless jobs, casual and permanent, in jeopardy.

    The fly-in, fly-out driver, who sought $27,000 in annual leave payments when he left the company in Queensland where he had worked regularly, was backed by the militant Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union. With an asset base of more than $300 million, the union was well placed to fight the case, which has opened up a legal and workplace minefield. It underlines the complexity and the inadequacy of the Fair Work Act, which the Turnbull government must reform as a matter of urgency. Businesses and business groups also must do their part, fighting this decision in national debate and all the way to the High Court if needs be. As Australian Mines and Metals Association chief executive Steve Knott said, it “massively fails the pub test” because “casual employees in Australia get paid extra loading in lieu of other entitlements including annual leave”.

    The opposition wants to make the system even worse, with its pledge to do the ACTU’s bidding by legislating to reintroduce Sunday penalty rates. Workers’ pay and conditions, however, depend ultimately not on union demands but on productivity and business competitiveness. This is why the ACTU and the Labor Party would set workers on a hiding to nothing. It is worth remembering that real wages grew in the Howard era of IR reform, unlike today, when they are struggling to keep up with low inflation under a highly centralised system that is stifling productivity improvements. The Australian recognises the need for wages growth to boost confidence, retail demand, savings, economic growth and living standards. This decision, alas, will produce the opposite, potentially sending some businesses broke and making others reluctant to hire casual workers. ACTU president Michele O’Neil, who does not speak for 90 per cent of private sector workers, sees the decision, foolishly, as a win for workers. Not for students working in retailing and hospitality at weekends, or for casual mine workers pocketing the best hourly pay rates in the country, or for employees of companies that employ casuals. It has the potential to destroy what little flexibility remains in the IR system, regressing workplaces four decades or more.

  200. candy


    Its about steering the party back to the right and uniting it as a more conservative force post election.

    LNP insider,
    Nothing I see tells me that they want to do that. What they really want is TA out so the other conservatives will meekly fall in line with the NEG, or just fall in line. My impression is that most of the LNP is firmly behind M. Turnbull especially as he is preferred PM all the time. They won last time, just one seat and due to that bully premier Daniels stuffing things up with his treatment of the volunteer firefighters, but a win is a win. They hope to go on.
    Perhaps I am reading the whole scenario wrong, but.

  201. DrBeauGan

    Its about steering the party back to the right and uniting it as a more conservative force post election.
    LNP insider,
    Nothing I see tells me that they want to do that.

    Ah, if only they could both lose.

  202. cohenite

    I could survive 5 terms of Shorten.

    No one could do that. But then no one would know since Finkelstein with steroids, which would be introduced by tits, would prevent anyone knowing what anyone was doing or what was happening.

  203. Makka

    Its about steering the party back to the right and uniting it as a more cinservative force post election.

    No. You lot are not to be trusted anymore. You have betrayed the base on numerous core issues.

    Gay Marriage, Turdball and his Green schemes, cementing high utilities costs onto the nation, taxation, 18C, gifting OUR money to the left in grants, super theft, profligate waste on subs ( FFS!) etc etc. Fk you lot.

    The only sure fire solution is destruction to the extent that the Libs are a non-entity on the electoral landscape. That’s the best hope conservatives and those on the right have because the Libs occupy vital space by subterfuge , cowardice and deceit. You are beyond redemption.

  204. H B Bear

    Ah, if only they could both lose.

    There will be only one loser at the next election. The Australian people.

  205. Baldrick

    Should Senator Anning apologise for comments made in his maiden speech?

    ABC Facebook – No 60%

    ABC online – No 75%

  206. None

    Re double dipping on holiday pay. Surely that decision can be appealed? Or a legislative change? In any case you can’t blame Abbott for his inactivity on that because business itself was not backing him and neither was half his party. Unless business, especially Big Business back him and helped with the campaign there was no way that he could counter the multibillion-dollar funded Union blowback. Perhaps Australia needs to eat s*** to learn how not to vote for s***.

  207. OldOzzie

    WSJ – What Was Bruce Ohr Doing? – By Kimberley A. Strassel

    Justice releases some damning documents, but much of the truth is still classified.


    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department have continued to insist they did nothing wrong in their Trump-Russia investigation. This week should finally bring an end to that claim, given the clear evidence of malfeasance via the use of Bruce Ohr.

    Mr. Ohr was until last year associate deputy attorney general. He began feeding information to the FBI from dossier author Christopher Steele in late 2016—after the FBI had terminated Mr. Steele as a confidential informant for violating the bureau’s rules. He also collected dirt from Glenn Simpson, cofounder of Fusion GPS, the opposition-research firm that worked for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and employed Mr. Steele. Altogether, the FBI pumped Mr. Ohr for information at least a dozen times, debriefs that remain in classified 302 forms.

    All the while, Mr. Ohr failed to disclose on financial forms that his wife, Nellie, worked alongside Mr. Steele in 2016, getting paid by Mr. Simpson for anti-Trump research. The Justice Department has now turned over Ohr documents to Congress that show how deeply tied up he was with the Clinton crew—with dozens of emails, calls, meetings and notes that describe his interactions and what he collected.

    Mr. Ohr’s conduct is itself deeply troubling. He was acting as a witness (via FBI interviews) in a case being overseen by a Justice Department in which he held a very senior position. He appears to have concealed this role from at least some superiors, since Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified that he’d been unaware of Mr. Ohr’s intermediary status.

    Lawyers meanwhile note that it is a crime for a federal official to participate in any government matter in which he has a financial interest. Fusion’s bank records presumably show Nellie Ohr, and by extension her husband, benefiting from the Trump opposition research that Mr. Ohr continued to pass to the FBI. The Justice Department declined to comment.

    But for all Mr. Ohr’s misdeeds, the worse misconduct is by the FBI and Justice Department. It’s bad enough that the bureau relied on a dossier crafted by a man in the employ of the rival presidential campaign. Bad enough that it never informed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of that dossier’s provenance. And bad enough that the FBI didn’t fire Mr. Steele as a confidential human source in September 2016 when it should have been obvious he was leaking FBI details to the press to harm Donald Trump’s electoral chances. It terminated him only when it was absolutely forced to, after Mr. Steele gave an on-the-record interview on Oct. 31, 2016.

    But now we discover the FBI continued to go to this discredited informant in its investigation after the firing—by funneling his information via a Justice Department cutout. The FBI has an entire manual governing the use of confidential sources, with elaborate rules on validations, standards and documentation. Mr. Steele failed these standards. The FBI then evaded its own program to get at his info anyway.

    And it did so even though we have evidence that lead FBI investigators may have suspected Mr. Ohr was a problem. An Oct. 7, 2016, text message from now-fired FBI agent Peter Strzok to his colleague Lisa Page reads: “Jesus. More BO leaks in the NYT,” which could be a reference to Mr. Ohr.

    The FBI may also have been obtaining, via Mr. Ohr, information that came from a man the FBI had never even vetted as a source—Mr. Simpson. Mr. Steele had at least worked with the FBI before; Mr. Simpson was a paid political operative. And the Ohr notes raise further doubts about Mr. Simpson’s forthrightness. In House testimony in November 2017, Mr. Simpson said only that he reached out to Mr. Ohr after the election, and at Mr. Steele’s suggestion. But Mr. Ohr’s inbox shows an email from Mr. Simpson dated Aug. 22, 2016 that reads, in full: “Can u ring.”

    The Justice Department hasn’t tried to justify any of this; in fact, last year it quietly demoted Mr. Ohr. In what smells of a further admission of impropriety, it didn’t initially turn over the Ohr documents; Congress had to fight to get them.

    But it raises at least two further crucial questions. First, who authorized or knew about this improper procedure? Mr. Strzok seems to be in the thick of it, having admitted to Congress interactions with Mr. Ohr at the end of 2016. While Mr. Rosenstein disclaims knowledge, Mr. Ohr’s direct supervisor at the time was the previous deputy attorney general, Sally Yates. Who else in former FBI Director Jim Comey’s inner circle and at the Obama Justice Department nodded at the FBI’s back-door interaction with a sacked source and a Clinton operative?

    Second, did the FBI continue to submit Steele- or Simpson-sourced information to the FISA court? Having informed the court in later applications that it had fired Mr. Steele, the FBI would have had no business continuing to use any Steele information laundered through an intermediary.

    We could have these answers pronto; they rest in part in those Ohr 302 forms. And so once again: a call for President Trump to declassify.

  208. Herodotus

    I don’t think people understand the technical aspects of alarmism and renewables because there is simply no msm coverage only alarmist slogans and shibboleths.

    There’s your greatest moral and ethical challenge right there. Solution?

  209. None

    H B Bear

    #2791743, posted on August 17, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    As many of us said the left has just ensured Anning would be re-elected. I’m really hoping there’s also some blow back at the Muslim attempt to politicise football on Friday. People should just hold up posters saying “bollards” everytime someone attempts to virtue signal.

  210. Makka

    Mr. Ohr’s conduct is itself deeply troubling.

    Indeed. IF Trump can flip Ohr and his missus, lovely Nellie, the whole Russia story unravels, Killary goes to jail with Comey, Lynch and McCabe, Brennan goes to Gitmo, RR is unemplyed and the MSM becomes completely discredited.

    Ohr is the lynchpin.

  211. calli

    I could survive 5 terms of Shorten.

    Not even a cockroach could survive 5 terms of Shorten.

  212. None

    Is it true Turnbill. Gave a copy of the neg legislation to labor but not to his own backbenchers?

  213. calli

    Should Senator Anning apologise for comments made in his maiden speech?

    ABC Facebook – No 60%

    ABC online – No 75%

    Whoa! That’s a narrative buster.

    Get Up! drones will be onto it immediately.

  214. Empire 5:5

    Yes, I learned from the cases of Stormy McDaniels and other soft porn stars that Trump has a history of paying off people to kill negative stories.

    You will not I haven’t been trumpeting the Omarosa stuff here. It’s a sideshow. But it sure triggers Trump, he’s sounding even more deranged lately, his Caps Lock key is getting a workout.

    More deranged fantasy from a broken progressive propagandist.

    If you’re going to lie uncontrollably, at least be informed. Your imagination is a wet lettuce, not a weapon.

  215. Senile Old Guy

    http://www.stopturnbull.com has just put up a page on the “National Poverty Guarantee“:

    These people allowed Turnbull to place all the responsibility for the promises about the policy on their back, to help him politically. Why are these anti-carbon dioxide fanatics helping Turnbull defeat Labor when Labor policy pushes greater emissions cuts? The obvious answer is that they want to protect Turnbull’s leadership in order to destroy, for the longer term, their only effective opposition, which is conservatives within the Liberal Party.

    Mission achieved.

  216. Myrddin Seren

    Ohr is the lynchpin.

    Only if he is found dead in mysterious circumstances. Otherwise, nothing to see here….

  217. None

    Its about steering the party back to the right and uniting it as a more cinservative force post election.

    Won’t happen. The Libs are totally contaminated with lefties installed in safe seats e.g. Zimmermann Wilson and the Gaystapo, Dwyer etc. Let’s not go to the useless senators. The Libs are irredeemable. The Nationals are not much better. Meaning I don’t care who takes over as long as they stop the NEG but I’m not voting to save Liberal arse.

  218. OldOzzie

    None
    #2791751, posted on August 17, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Is it true Turnbill. Gave a copy of the neg legislation to labor but not to his own backbenchers?</em>


    Yes

    The NEG lottery winners and losers; Bill Shorten, Abbott and Turnbull – Jack the Insider
    Columnist

    They may witness a fully blown schism within the Liberal Party either before the next election or directly in its wake. I can virtually guarantee it.

    The internal feud over energy policy is not just another nail in the coffin of the Turnbull government’s re-election prospects. It is a 15-centimetre long, galvanised, zinc-coated roofing nail that will keep the lid firmly shut. There will be no beyond the crypt Karloffian reanimations here.

    We could trace the Liberal Party’s decline back many years. Suffice to say, it began in earnest on 14 September 2015 when Turnbull rolled a sitting prime minister. The stated reasons for doing so made no sense then and even less now.

    Turnbull has failed to connect with voters, and if you asked any one of them what the Turnbull government is about, what it stands for, and what its agenda is, they could not tell you. That’s not the voter’s fault, by the way. The Turnbull government is bereft of purpose or direction.

    The disconnect was reinforced in Turnbull’s awful performance in the 2016 election where Tony Abbott’s enormous majority was hacked back to just one.

    Turnbull was outcampaigned by Shorten, routinely outplayed and outsmarted.

    The double dissolution election that Turnbull faithfully assured the nation would sort the Senate out once and for all did precisely the reverse, and left the Upper House the sort of rolling freak show that the election of the Bearded Lady or Lobster Boy would only have raised the tone of the joint.

    In the recent ‘Super Saturday’ by-elections, we saw Turnbull wagging his finger at voters, more interested in winning arguments than votes.

    Bill Shorten already has a copy of the NEG draft legislation while Turnbull’s own partyroom does not. That tells you everything you need to know about where Turnbull’s best chances of survival lie. Labor will be disinclined to throw him a lifeline. Anyone who has witnessed Labor’s conduct over the last 20 years knows it regards the national interest as falling a long way back in second place to its own.

    It is in Labor’s interests to stand back and watch the government tear itself apart.

    You know, some days Shorten must feel like he’s won the lottery.

  219. Top Ender

    How long before Turnbull is rolled?

    Who to replace him?

  220. Mater

    Should Senator Anning apologise for comments made in his maiden speech?

    ABC Facebook – No 60%

    ABC online – No 75%

    And this is the ABC.
    As I said on Wednesday night; the punter comes for the controversy, and leaves with the message.

  221. How long before Turnbull is rolled?

    Who to replace him?

    Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Foghorn Leghorn, Mickey Mouse. Anyone would be an improvement.

  222. Senile Old Guy

    How long before Turnbull is rolled?

    I would be delighted to see Turnbull rolled and humiliated but I doubt there are sufficient Liberals with the guts to do it.

  223. Tel

    How long before Turnbull is rolled?

    Who to replace him?

    The logical choice would be Anthony Albanese.

    If you dressed him up a little bit the average Liberal Party voter probably won’t notice.

  224. None

    Thanks Ozzie. Turnbull is not just working against the Australian people is working against his own party but we knew that when he and his Minions are undermining Abbott. No way no way are redeemable. Every single Turnbull voter and Lefty needs to be removed even if they have to be removed from safe seats. It will take decades to rebuild. No the best bet is to destroy the Liberal pary completely and then let any decent conservative Libs join AC. The Libs don’t even have any brand power anymore and the fukwit pork-barreller in chief, the man whose government banned incandescent light bulbs, the Uber hubrisitc John Howard who brag about talking Turnbull out of his resignation can shut the f*** up.

  225. H B Bear

    Its about steering the party back to the right and uniting it as a more cinservative force post election.

    Won’t happen. The Libs are totally contaminated with lefties installed in safe seats e.g. Zimmermann Wilson and the Gaystapo, Dwyer etc. Let’s not go to the useless senators. The Libs are irredeemable.

    Exactly. I don’t think the Lieborals can survive as a unified party after they lose the next election. You cannot have poison like Chrissy Pyne in a purportedly centre-right party.

  226. None

    Tel

    #2791764, posted on August 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    haha oh ye of little faith.

  227. The logical choice would be Anthony Albanese.

    Subsidizing Thai massage would be less burden on the taxpayer than subsidizing Trumble’s “friends”.

  228. H B Bear

    The logical choice would be Anthony Albanese.

    You couldn’t pass Albosleazy off as a Lieboral with those houso teeth. His politics would fit right in.

  229. Infidel Tiger

    I would tolerate 10 terms of the Greens to watch Pyne beaten harder than his sphincter in a bathhouse.

  230. Baldrick

    Lying Lieboral lies.

    “There’s no such thing as a carbon free, free lunch.” – Malcolm Turnbull.
    Yet somehow the NEG will put downward pressure on energy costs.
    Huh!?

  231. Attention Catallaxy Gamers:
    We have a new contender for Game of the Year.

    It would be GOTY if all the prisoners were Trump associates.

  232. testpattern

    ‘Peter Dutton, the minister for Home Affairs, was being urged to challenge for the leadership’

    Peter Dutton lined up with other suspects at the International Criminal Court.

    ‘Turn around drop your jocks bend over and spread’em. Is that him?’ said the Interpol agent pointing to Dutton.

    ‘That’s him,’ said the refugee, ‘I’d recognise the arsehole anywhere!’

  233. Mother Lode

    It is an interesting contrast between the Libs and Labor.

    Over the last decade the Labor party has been infiltrated and largely overtaken by green-progressives (as opposed to the unionist old guard) to the extent that the Labor party now openly pursues policies that will destroy jobs for wukkaz.

    The Liberal Party is has been infected with the same pathogen, but it is repugnant to the base and destroying the party.

    Labor made the transition without the obvious ideological disconnect because their greenies entered via the unions – not surprising since the unions were into all kind of quotas as a stick to hit businesses without realising that the activists they nursed at their breast would grow up to kick them in the butt. It was a rather gradual change as a result.

    The Libs have tried to do it simply by overtly storming the party and occupying it. These wets, typically, did it the worst way possible and rooted themselves.

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