Wednesday Forum: August 22, 2018

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  1. Speedbox

    Good afternoon. First.

  2. Drudge headline: TRUMP HELL HOUR.

    Also re Cohen’s guilty pleas: COURT CROWD CHANTS ‘LOCK HIM UP!’

    Pretty sure Steve Kates is not going to make one of those posts today where he regurgitates Drudge headlines.

  3. John Constantine

    Are we there yet?.

  4. Mother Lode

    And now a replay:

    FIRST!!!!!

    Awaiting the umpires decision:

    first/not first/first/not first/first/not first…FIRST!!!!!

    It’s Official!

  5. H B Bear

    Will this thread outlast the dying days of his Lordship?

  6. Speedbox

    All is forgiven. 🙂

    The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance (ATA) today released exclusive Reachtell polling in the key marginal electorates of Robertson, Petrie, Capricornia and Peter Dutton’s seat of Dixon which showed a collapse in the Liberal Primary vote amidst overwhelming demand for government policy that lowers electricity bills and a lack of faith that the Turnbull government’s National Energy Guarantee will deliver it. Polling was conducted Monday 20 August.

    The data shows:

    70.6% of voters surveyed rated it ‘Very Important’ that the Federal Government take
    action to reduce the cost of electricity and gas;

    61% of voters surveyed said they would be more likely to vote for a party that
    proposed a plan to reduce gas and electricity bills;

    68.6% of voters surveyed would support a policy to reduce gas and electricity bills,
    even if it meant leaving the Paris Agreement.

    This data clearly shows people agree with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance campaign to demand the Government take urgent action to lower their electricity and gas bills, that this is a key vote-moving issue for them, and that they don’t believe Malcolm Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee will deliver.

    In every electorate polled, over half of people polled said they were “not at all confident” that Malcom Turnbull will deliver a policy that reduced power bills; fewer than 15% said they were “very confident”.

    Over 90% of people said it was important for them that the Government act to reduce their power bills, with majorities saying it would affect their vote.

    Our polling also shows a collapse in the Liberal/LNP primary vote by as much as 11%. This should be wake-up call for the Turnbull government.

  7. Good a new thread. I tired of the old one.

    Please, can we also have a new PM before the next thread.

  8. egg_

    The 38th negative Newspoll thread.

  9. Woolfe

    eleven I think? Who is pm?

  10. Our polling also shows a collapse in the Liberal/LNP primary vote by as much as 11%

    39 – 11 = 28

    Wow! Gillardian proportions.

  11. DrBeauGan

    Please, can we also have a new PM before the next thread.

    Yes, please. Anybody, even Dutton or Abbott.

    I hope the Doomlord is feeling at least a little embarrassed about Turnbull.

  12. John Constantine

    You have to feel sorry for all the conservatives turnbullites have appointed to key positions that will be fired when shortens Rum Corp occupy the place.

  13. H B Bear

    Wow! Gillardian proportions.

    Yeah anything with a 2 in front of it is pretty impressive. You have to really suck to pull those numbers.

  14. Mother Lode

    Great, even Monty the performing clown is here for the half-time show.

    There should be plenty of pratfalls, face-rakings, and comical grimacing at accidental punting of footballs to the groin.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    LOL.

    Holden factory reborn as electric vehicles hub

    Nearly a year after Holden closed its assembly operations in October 2017, ending 69-years of local production and axing close to 1,000 jobs, there’s some good news to report, with Holden to employ 150 engineers as it becomes GM’s R&D hub developing autonomous and electric vehicle technology.

    “The world-class vehicle engineering capability we have at Holden in Australia will play a significant role in GM delivering its commitment to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”

    He forgot to add “and zero sales” at the end of it. Still, Dan the Unions’ Man should be happy. He can pay GM to not build electric cars for the roads he pays not to build.

  16. Great, even Monty the performing clown is here for the half-time show.

    Yes. It’s the full* monty.

    * full of sh1t

  17. Speedbox

    The following is on Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives site. It was shown on the old fred but is worth re-posting.

    Like a low budget horror movie featuring B grade actors, Australian politics has entered the realm of the absurd. It’s not as if we haven’t seen this script before either. The Coalition is taking us through a repeat of Labor’s period of dysfunctional government.

    Unfortunately the malaise within the Liberal Party is much more serious than that of their opposition. Without the structure to manage internal party disputes, they face a continuing battle to re-establish what they actually stand for.

    The Liberal Party were once the party of free enterprise, limited government, civil society, lower taxes and stronger families. It has now become a shell for those who don’t fit into Labor but still want to pursue a political career.

    John Howard coined the phrase “a broad church” but every church has a congregation of common belief. Regrettably, the Liberals have allowed too many in, whose only commitment is to attaining positions of power and influence.

    By adopting Labor powerbroker Graham Richardson’s approach of “whatever it takes”, these apparatchiks have systematically broken down the conventions, policies and practices that have united successive generations of Liberals.

    Among the many who fit this profile, one only needs to consider Malcolm Turnbull’s political career for validation of the thesis.

    It is a matter of record that Turnbull originally sought pre-selection with the Labor Party, who wisely weren’t prepared to make him an offer he thought befitting of his own ambition. He then turned his attentions to joining the Liberals.

    Defying convention, Turnbull organised a well-funded branch-stacking campaign against a first term sitting member and gained pre-selection.

    His election saw him immediately undermine Treasurer Peter Costello with a plethora of tax policies designed to highlight that he is the smartest man in the Party room.

    His self-absorption was demonstrated by his request for mention in John Howard’s election night concession speech. This was followed by a failed leadership tilt, the relentless white anting of Brendan Nelson, plotting with Labor to introduce an ETS and the Godwin Grech affair.

    When Abbott was elected on the back of Turnbull’s failures, the jilted former leader was ruthless in his determination to tear him down and seize the crown back for himself. His co-conspirators were heedless of the long-term consequences of their actions as they sought personal advancement. As I mentioned at the time, the transaction cost of the coup d’état would be paid by the Liberal Party for many years to come.

    Like a viral infection, this political guerrilla warfare has now invaded elements of the Liberal traditionalists who are using the same brutal political techniques against the original host.

    The result is a Party at war with itself and with no capacity for reaching a detente between the warring factions. It appears the virus has succeeded in changing the very DNA of the Liberal Party.

    This is a gift for Labor leader Bill Shorten.

    Shorten has readily embraced a divisive brand of identity politics that has gained traction in leftist parties across the world. He has also adopted the interventionist economic approach, commitment to big government and higher taxes beloved by socialists everywhere. He has been reduced to an Australian version of Jeremy Corbyn without the charisma.

    Regrettably, the dysfunction in the Government makes the perceived stability and platitudes of Labor an appealing platform to large sections of the electorate.

    The soothing words of new-fashioned socialism warm the fuzzy minds of those embracing the politics of envy. Words are one thing but it will be the actions of a Labor government dominated by a militant caucus that will do the real damage to the country.

    Like Turnbull, Shorten is malleable on almost every policy front and it will be the left of his party that will do the hammering. Their agenda will surrender Australian self-determination to international bodies, cleave a united nation into race, creed and colour groups, stifle private enterprise in favour of government “enterprise” and advance the radical social agenda as they continue the long-march through our institutions.

    In government, Labor’s final capitulation to Chinese influence will become more evident. Their abandonment of Israel and thinly disguised anti-Semitic rhetoric will increase in shrillness whilst they compound the economic attacks on working Australians.

    The Australian people don’t like Bill Shorten and I am not sure they are fully committed to Labor’s policy agenda but regrettably it is the only political game in town right now.

    The Liberal Party have squandered a five-year golden opportunity to advance the policy mix that has been a hallmark of their own history. They did so by surrendering principle to the politics of personality and power prima-donnas.

    The Australian people have lost faith in politics and politicians. After the ten year political circus we have been exposed to, who can blame them.

  18. A Lurker

    Do we have a new PM yet?

  19. Mother Lode

    I hope the Doomlord is feeling at least a little embarrassed about Turnbull.

    In his defence, he always insisted he was potentially great.

    If I flip a coin I consider it is 50% chance heads, 50% chance tails.

    The fact it ultimately comes up tails does not negate what I had said.

    I would like to think his departure is potentially humiliating.

    And that he has the potential to blub, and lose bladder control.

    And Lucy has the potential to cackle defiantly, climb upon her broomstick, and get electrocuted when she flies into the chandeliers.

  20. H B Bear

    Gotta admire GM. It is the automotive equivalent of Fauxfacts and yet it never seems to die.

  21. Mother Lode

    Cory says good stuff – he is outside the main parties and can do what oppositions are supposed to do: Call out the government’s nonsense.

    But he really needs to find a way to get the word out.

    He has to get on the ABC and humiliate the crap out of them – the stoush will have a high profile and the ABC will predicatbly pitch an argument they think damning but which in fact only their fellow travellers accept. They will keep embarrassing themselves keeping the battle going, unwaveringly certain of the final victory.

    Just like the MSM in the US.

  22. egg_

    Our polling also shows a collapse in the Liberal/LNP primary vote by as much as 11%

    Holy puckering sphincters, Batman!

  23. H B Bear

    Cory’s trolling seems to be coming along very well,

    Defying convention, Turnbull organised a well-funded branch-stacking campaign against a first term sitting member and gained pre-selection. … [Shorten] has been reduced to an Australian version of Jeremy Corbyn without the charisma.

  24. Helen

    I heard Morrison is doing the numbers – for himself. Genuine or attemp to bleed votes away from Dutton. I used to think Morrison was ok but he is a grub with a shit eating grin. I don’t think he would appeal to punters – too sly.

  25. egg_

    [Shorten] has been reduced to an Australian version of Jeremy Corbyn without the charisma.

    TheirALPBC will roll him the first chance they get.

  26. John Constantine

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180822/pdf/43xk69svnl8rnv.pdf

    TPG and vodaphone Hutchinson exploring merger options.

    Like a village of eskimos going out on the ice to slaughter a whale, the carcass of the NBN will be so huge the only problem will be how to deal with it all before it spoils, or sinks without a trace into the depths.

    Labors nbn dungheap, but turnbull was the one sprinkling sparkles on it.

  27. calli

    Morrison is a great disappointment. Time and pressure reveals true character.

    He is the reason why I will never trust any politician ever again. I was foolish to trust in the first place of course.

  28. harrys on the boat

    M0nty’s trolling is becoming as pathetic and embarrassing as his own obesity and stretch marks.

  29. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I heard Morrison is doing the numbers – for himself.

    Hope they work out better than his Budgets.

  30. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Peter Dutton is a Conservative who is unafraid of the left

    Caroline Overington
    Associate Editor
    @overingtonc
    4 minutes ago August 22, 2018
    1 Comment

    How does Peter Dutton go about selling the idea of Prime Minister Peter Dutton to the electorate?

    I mean, the Left just loathes him … which is why he’s going to start right there.

    The Left of Dutton’s own party, and the Left on Twitter — maybe especially the Left on Twitter — cannot stand this man

    He’s Mr Potato Head.

    The Grim Reaper.

    This naturally assists him. Dutton is the anti-Malcolm. He’s conservative, like John Howard was conservative.

    He does not care about the loud and vicious opinions of people who will never in a million years vote for him.

    He understands that not every vote is winnable.

    Dutton isn’t afraid of his own position on things: he is, as we speak, being thrashed online for his treatment of asylum seekers, and he’s responding by saying that he doesn’t want people to drown at sea.

    Turnbull of course says the same, but with much less conviction, not that it matters.

    The ALP can’t come at Dutton on border protection. Their policy is exactly the same.

    Here’s another way he’s the anti-Malcolm: Dutton can’t stand Lefties, or luvvies, or whatever you want to call them.

    Malcolm so needed their love.

    Everything about politics — not being liked, occasionally being mocked and loathed — seemed to pain Turnbull.

    From the Oz.

  31. egg_

    Holden’s executive director of engineering, Brett Vivian said the jobs boost follow significant upgrades to the company’s emissions test lab and test tracks at the Lang Lang Proving Ground on the southeast outskirts of Melbourne.

    Holden’s expansive Lang Lang proving ground was recently upgraded courtesy of a $15.9million joint investment by GM and Holden.

    The facility, 90-kilometres south east of Melbourne, features 44-kilometres of road systems, including the upgraded 4.7km four-lane circular high-speed bowl, a 5.5km ride and handling course, a 1.8km noise and road testing stretch, and a 98m diameter skid pan.

    Good to see.
    Autonomous EVs, eh?

  32. Dr Faustus

    I wonder if Turnbull will kick in with the traditional $2 million come election time.

    The Liberals are stoney, motherless broke – and it’s quite hard to imagine a big queue of corporates wanting to fund a jellyfish disappearing around the S-bend.

  33. Holy puckering sphincters, Batman!

    Yes Robin. I saw a Liberal MP walking down the street with a chair still firmly clasped by the buttocks.
    Things are tense.

    How is it that people don’t like the ABC’s anointed one?

  34. DrBeauGan

    Mother Lode
    #2796282, posted on August 22, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    I hope the Doomlord is feeling at least a little embarrassed about Turnbull.

    In his defence, he always insisted he was potentially great.

    If I flip a coin I consider it is 50% chance heads, 50% chance tails.

    The fact it ultimately comes up tails does not negate what I had said.

    I would like to think his departure is potentially humiliating.

    And that he has the potential to blub, and lose bladder control.

    And Lucy has the potential to cackle defiantly, climb upon her broomstick, and get electrocuted when she flies into the chandeliers.

    I always thought Trumbull was potentially an arsehole and loosey potentially a ghastly lefty hag.

  35. egg_

    He does not care about the loud and vicious opinions of people who will never in a million years vote for him.

    He has a Keating-like self-confidence about him.

  36. wivenhoe

    FIRST!!!!!

    I hereby acknowledge Mother’s amazing amazingness in achieving first place on this thread.

  37. Gab

    Yes sorry but Holden had plans for that engineering hub back in 2007.

  38. H B Bear

    I always thought Trumbull was potentially an arsehole and loosey potentially a ghastly lefty hag.

    Nothing potential about Lady Waffleworth. I guess you had to give his Lordship the opportunity to grow into the role of PM but sadly his narcissism and ego didn’t allow it.

  39. DrBeauGan

    Look on the bright side. Malcolm Turnbull is potentially a speed bump.

  40. H B Bear

    He has a Keating-like self-confidence about him.

    You don’t join the cops if you want to be liked.

  41. Bruce of Newcastle

    We used to have autonomous EVs running on a test track.
    It was called Scalextric.
    The crashes were fun.

  42. Mother Lode

    Hope they work out better than his Budgets.

    Well he is taking into account what he calls the popularity dividend, and he is borrowing 20 votes from the future which will have to be returned in 2025 – beyond the forward estimates.

  43. You don’t join the cops if you want to be liked.

    Correct. You do it for the multiple income streams.

    Same reason as most enter politics.

  44. Mother Lode

    I always thought Trumbull was potentially an arsehole and loosey potentially a ghastly lefty hag.

    Oh, very potential.

    Certain potential, in fact.

  45. old bloke

    From the old thread….

    Gab
    #2796242, posted on August 22, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    What on earth is a “Ch😉en”?

    Given the creepy nature of this bloke’s (?) posts, I think he meant “Chosen”.

  46. Mother Lode

    I hereby acknowledge Mother’s amazing amazingness in achieving first place on this thread.

    And stick around for the half-time clown show.

    Monty has this new “Trump Is Going To Prison” act he has been working on.

    It promises face-raking and footballs-in-the-groin aplenty.

  47. egg_

    Malcolm Turnbull is potentially a speed bump.

    On the Lang Lang* test track.

    *Ancient aboriginal term for the sound of the steel belted radials traversing.

  48. candy

    Peter Dutton worked in drug squad and sex offenders unit. I read this the other day –

    “I have seen the best and the worst that society has to offer,” he said in his first speech. “I have seen the wonderful, kind nature of people willing to offer any assistance to those in their worst hour, and I have seen the sickening behaviour displayed by people who, frankly, barely justify their existence in our sometimes over-tolerant society.”

    Anyone with that life experience should be supported. Good luck to him. There is no lack of courage.

  49. Speedbox

    I hereby acknowledge Mother’s amazing amazingness in achieving first place on this thread.

    Bah humbug.

  50. stackja

    So much left on the old Fred.

  51. .

    Anyone with that life experience should be supported. Good luck to him. There is no lack of courage.

    None of that matters at all candy.

    Being worthy of the APM or AM does not mean you ought to be PM. That is another question; Hastie is better, also the military is better preparation than the police regarding Federal politics.

  52. Morrison is a great disappointment. Time and pressure reveals true character.

    And a poster, a really big poster. Preferably Raquel Welch.

  53. And stick around for the half-time clown show.

    Monty has this new “Trump Is Going To Prison” act he has been working on.

    It promises face-raking and footballs-in-the-groin aplenty.

    I don’t think he will go to prison. As I have been saying all along, all it took to bring Nixon down was the phrase “unindicted co-conspirator”. That happened to Trump for the first time today in the Cohen case re the Stormy Daniels payoff, and the charges in which Trump is implicated like that will only grow.

    There is no doubt now that it is going to be proven that Trump is guilty of significant crimes. He only survives in the presidency as long as the Senate protects him from impeachment. Even they have their limits when it comes to embarrassment.

  54. Herodotus

    A nice new thread already soiled by the grub monty.

  55. Makka

    Drudge headline: TRUMP HELL HOUR.

    Professor Dershowitz: Paying off Stormy ‘Like jaywalking’ . Nothingburger, mUnty.

    One thing however is certain. This is awesome motivation for the GOP base, #walkaway, latinos and blacks to bring on the Red Wave in November. No house=no vote. Pffft.

    Meantime, the $200 mill expansions at Gitmo proceed.

  56. Peter Dutton is a Conservative who is unafraid of the left

    Pretty sure they were saying the same about Abbott in 2013. That didn’t turn out so well now did it?

    Then again the Nazi collaborator funded GetUp! were preparing to go after Dutton very hard at the next election with one of their faggy “viral” (virus more like) campaigns.

    So there must be something to him if GetUp! (funded by Nazi collaborator money) have the hots for him.

  57. Nick

    So Trump paid off a whore eh? Wait till they find out he sold uranium to Russia and through his inaction and negligence, American lives were needlessly lost in Libya. Oh wait….

  58. H B Bear

    Still with the Watergate mUnty? Let it go, it isn’t healthy.

  59. Top Ender

    At least he’s not a “troubled footballer”…

    Ben Cousins pleads for help in emotional court appearance

    Fallen AFL premiership player Ben Cousins has cried in a Perth court as a magistrate denied him bail over new drug and stalking charges.

    The 40-year-old drug addict was arrested on Tuesday evening during a disturbance at a Canning Vale house and was later allegedly found with 13 grams of methylamphetamine.

    Cousins faces 16 charges including aggravated burglary, aggravated stalking and possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.

    The former West Coast Eagles captain, who has no fixed address, appeared in Armadale Magistrates Court on Wednesday looking dishevelled with long hair and a beard.

    He repeatedly told the magistrate he understood the offences but did not understand why he had been charged.

    “Is this a vendetta? I don’t understand what’s going on,” he said. The charges relate to Cousins repeatedly breaching a violence restraining order taken out by his ex-partner, Maylea Tinecheff, with whom he has two children. The court heard on one occasion he got into a car with her while holding a screwdriver and said: “I can’t wait to use it.”

    He later allegedly threatened to kill her and take away the things she loved most.

    Ms Tinecheff’s complaints against Cousins dated back to August 8 but she only made a statement to police on Tuesday.

    Cousins desperately looked at his lawyer Michael Tudori during proceedings and quietly said: “I can’t go back mate, I can’t.”

    BEN COUSINS – in court, police allege last night, Cousins had 13grams of meth inside a plastic bag, lodged in his anus. Police asked him to remove it. He agreed, but then used his hand to lodge it further, and had to be taken to Kelmscott Hospital to have it removed. @9NewsPerth

    — Jerrie Demasi (@JerrieDemasi) August 22, 2018
    BEN COUSINS – Bail refused. Remanded in custody. Mr Cousins heard crying and shouting as guards took him away. @9NewsPerth

    — Jerrie Demasi (@JerrieDemasi) August 22, 2018
    In a lengthy and emotional rant, Cousins applied for bail against Mr Tudori’s advice.

    Cousins told the magistrate he took the situation seriously and had come out of prison this year a different person.

    “I still haven’t gone back to my old ways,” he said. “I need you to see that I am making an effort.”

    Cousins claimed he was the victim and begged the magistrate to “work with” him.

    “I beg you, I’m not a threat.” Cousins also pointed out that despite being the subject of ridicule and embarrassment, which he had largely brought on himself, he had never acted violently.

    “If there’s one thing that is a strength of my character it is my ability to not act out in violence.”

    The Brownlow medallist said he was worried about not being part of his children’s lives.

    “Every day I close my eyes when the sun goes down and I spew that it’s another day I’m not going to be with my children.”

    But the magistrate said there were no conditions he could impose on Cousins to ensure he would comply, so bail was refused.

    Cousins was remanded in custody and is due back in court on October 30.

    AAP . Oz

  60. DrBeauGan

    I don’t think he will go to prison. As I have been saying all along, all it took to bring Nixon down was the phrase “unindicted co-conspirator”. That happened to Trump for the first time today

    That will do it. Calling Trump rude names will bring him down.

  61. Habib

    Bloody typical kicking this off when I’m out walking the dishlicker.

  62. .

    Clint
    #2796095, posted on August 22, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    TREVOR PHILLIPS Race is a part of knife crime and we must speak the truth even if media avoids mentions of ethnicity
    Nothing could be more relevant than race in the fight against knife crime and failing to point this out imperils yet more children of colour

    Races are not equal. You can take the vibrant out of his shithole but you can’t take the shit hole out of the vibrant. Sooner or later they or their children or their grandchildren revert to their natural ways.

    Well Clint, your ideas sound interesting to me and I’d love to subscribe to your newsletter if you have one.

    Could you start by ranking races by different categories of competence or value?

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.fairandfree.com.au/

    There’s an on – line petition to save Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership….you will all sign it, won’t you?

  64. Tel

    Meantime, the $200 mill expansions at Gitmo proceed.

    What’s the deal with that? I thought it’s been closing down for the past how many years.

  65. Tailgunner

    Sportsbet market on Lib leader at next election suspended. Last odds 1.25.
    What’s the word on the street? Or do the bookies know Turnfailure is DMW?
    Arma, get in here!

  66. egg_

    Closing down the car industry to save a few pennies coz the Ozzie was temporarily at parity with the USD must go down as one of the most monumentally dumb moments in this country’s history, and yet people were cheering it on !

    Interesting take from the comments.

  67. Tel

    … the phrase “unindicted co-conspirator”.

    I doubt Hillary setup that email server on her own.

  68. Senile Old Guy

    “Fair and free” seems to be more like biased and incorrect.

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has led Australia to record jobs growth, strong economic growth and reduced taxes while increasing funding for essential services like schools, hospitals and medicare, and returning the budget to surplus.

    MT has spending higher than at any time in the past.

    He is the only Liberal leadership contender dedicated to action on climate change, committed to equal opportunity for all Australians and to sensible, middle of the road policies that unite, rather than divide our nation.

    Action on climate change is neither sensible nor something that will unite.

  69. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    David Speers

    Verified account

    @David_Speers
    59m59 minutes ago

    Sky News understands Dutton’s potential constitutional problem will be referred to Solicitor General for advice.

    Mal doing all he can to hang in there.

    We may get to vote him out yet.

  70. .

    Muzzlehatch
    #2796226, posted on August 22, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    On the JQ. Have been following GAB and very surprised at the sheer volume of Protocols of the E of Z and [email protected] of Santa nonsense that so predominates as to make the Time Lines hard to navigate. As a Learned Professor who’s voice is now practically part of my DNA once asked “Why is it So?” As a foreign national (australian) who was accustomed to sh1tposting on Social Media from poolside Vietnam – doing my bit for World Peace.

    Amazing really that these idiots believe this crap.

    What I find more amazing is that Islamists (and racial supremacists willing to go along with what they consider otherwise inferior brown people allies) ignore the historical reality of the prevalence of G’wdayism in the Arabian peninsula but like to go along with the crackpot theory about the Gews ruling “Khazaria” in the middle ages. The only reason why elites converted (if they really did at all) was non-alignment with the Sassanids and Constantinople. In short, they weren’t biblical Gews.

  71. jupes

    Has Dutton said what changes he would make to immigration or energy policy?

    Is he still proud of Australia’s non-discriminatory immigration policy? Any chance of being even a little bit discriminating? Any chance of lowering the number of immigrants?

    Will he withdraw from Paris? Will he keep “renewable” subsidies in place?

  72. Professor Dershowitz: Paying off Stormy ‘Like jaywalking’ . Nothingburger, mUnty.

    One thing however is certain. This is awesome motivation for the GOP base, #walkaway, latinos and blacks to bring on the Red Wave in November. No house=no vote. Pffft.

    Said it before, but if you are relying on Dershowitz for your defence then by definition you have already lost bigly. He only defends the most hopeless losers.

    LOL at the Red Wave. The swing against Trump in recent byelections has been twenty points.

  73. Makka

    Donald Trump signs executive order to keep Guantánamo Bay open
    In his State of the Union address, Trump said he directed James Mattis to keep the prison camp open, reversing Obama policy

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/30/guantanamo-bay-trump-signs-executive-order-to-keep-prison-open

  74. H B Bear

    So there must be something to him if GetUp! (funded by Nazi collaborator money) have the hots for him.

    Dutton is the current face of the illegal immigration that the Left can’t wait to re-start. Have a look at KRuddy’s fuzzy haired kid in short pants lose his sh1t on Teh Dumb yesterday to watch. Teh Dumb seem to have pulled their video Tweet of it.

  75. JC

    Fair comment

    Trump should have enjoyed his billions and continue to grab pussy like Stern suggested. Who needs this shit

  76. stackja

    egg_
    #2796360, posted on August 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Hindenburg hydrogen?

  77. .

    Closing down the car industry to save a few pennies coz the Ozzie was temporarily at parity with the USD must go down as one of the most monumentally dumb moments in this country’s history, and yet people were cheering it on !

    A few pennies? Holden, Mitsubishi and Ford pocketed tens of billions each, over many years.

    An equivalent cut to payroll tax each year would have been much, much better.

  78. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    LOL at the Red Wave. The swing against Trump in recent byelections has been twenty points.

    Meanwhile illegal immigrants are raping and murdering young college students and the Dems are proposing getting rid of ICE.

    Trump will hold the House and the Senate.

  79. JC

    Lol fatboy.

    You’ve become so puritanical since the election.

  80. Bruce of Newcastle

    Could you start by ranking races by different categories of competence or value?

    Law abiding behaviour would be a good category to start with.

  81. Cactus

    I have a variety of bets in my Sportsbet account some of a few days vintage, some up to a year ago.
    I end up with ~$150 if there is a spill. I am pretty confident of that. Sportsbet has now moved on to offering who wins the Spill with Dutton 1.28, Morrison 3.00, Bishop $8, Turnbull $8, Abbott $12. On those odds I would sell Bishop, Turnbull, and Buy Abbott, Neutral on Dutton and Morrison. I.e. I think Dutton and Morrison are fairly priced.

    Question is. If I win and the conservatives prevail, I would presume the next step is a policy platform of lower electricity prices and lower immigration. I actually think a competent campaign on this could very well win. Should I roll the dice and roll the $150 winnings into the Libs which are $2.80 to win next election vs Labour at 1.40.

  82. Speedbox

    According to the AEMO Data Dashboard, at 4:26pm wind and other is producing just under 3% of demand.

  83. Makka

    Nothingburger, mUnty. Sad but true.

    Have you read the changes Trump made to the UCMJ?

    EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    2018 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States

    Not for nothing.

  84. JC

    I’m sitting on a hotel terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the background. If that fucker blows up, seeya later Naples.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    Closing down the car industry to save a few pennies coz the Ozzie was temporarily at parity with the USD must go down as one of the most monumentally dumb moments in this country’s history, and yet people were cheering it on !

    Funny how unions, byzantine red tape and Gaia’s-own electricity prices aren’t mentioned.

  86. DrBeauGan

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2796349, posted on August 22, 2018 at 4:14 pm
    https://www.fairandfree.com.au/

    There’s an on – line petition to save Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership….you will all sign it, won’t you?

    I signed it. Under the name bill shorten. I got a grateful acknowledgement, too.

  87. Pedro the Ignorant

    If anybody ever needed a morality tale about the evils of drug taking, you need look no further than Brownlow medallist Ben Cousins.

    He had the world at his feet. Good looking, a fit and strong athlete, amazing football skills, paid a fortune to play football and endorse various products, a football hero looked up to by thousands of kids who wore his guernsey number proudly and probably could have gone on to become a media star after retiring from footy.

    Reduced to a weeping, dishevelled and filthy derro with no fixed address, abandoned by his former club, estranged from his family and probably off to prison for another extended stay.

    It is hard to not feel sorry for what could have been, but my only regrets are for his family, team mates and fans that he has let down so thoroughly.

  88. Empire 5:5

    I don’t think he will go to prison. As I have been saying all along, all it took to bring Nixon down was the phrase “unindicted co-conspirator”. That happened to Trump for the first time today in the Cohen case re the Stormy Daniels payoff, and the charges in which Trump is implicated like that will only grow.

    Gibberish.

    There is no doubt now that it is going to be proven that Trump is guilty of significant crimes. He only survives in the presidency as long as the Senate protects him from impeachment. Even they have their limits when it comes to embarrassment.

    Though you don’t actually understand what you’re bullshitting about and can offer zero evidence of criminality, you allude to a point of fact. The last play of the swamp is impeachment. That’s it.

    Keep digging that hole. It’s so entertaining.

  89. .

    I’m not sure you want to be law abiding in Australia where the police can literally take money off you without an indictment or investigation, just that the money is “unexplained”.

    Meanwhile, the Commonwealth government is 647 bn in debt.

  90. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC – Vesuvius isn’t the one you need to worry about.
    The volcano under Naples is the one you should worry about.
    Yep the Italians built their third biggest city right on top of a volcano.
    Figures.

    Magma injection beneath the urban area of Naples: a new mechanism for the 2012–2013 volcanic unrest at Campi Flegrei caldera

  91. H B Bear

    Not hard to tell why Fat Mandy of Fat Mandy’s African Import‘s is on the ALPBC speed dial.

  92. Helen

    I signed it Lucy Turnbull-likewise heartfelt thanks hehe

  93. Nick

    I’m sitting on a hotel terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the background. If that fucker blows up, seeya later Naples.

    That’s a great sight. Try if you can drink a botttle of Lacryma Christi D.O.C, a red wine grown near Vesuvius.

  94. A Lurker

    I’m sitting on a hotel terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the background. If that fucker blows up, seeya later Naples.

    I believe that Vesuvius is overdue for another Plinian eruption.
    Don’t forget the Campi Flegrei simmering away underneath your feet.

  95. H B Bear

    Reduced to a weeping, dishevelled and filthy derro with no fixed address, abandoned by his former club, estranged from his family and probably off to prison for another extended stay.

    The Weagles tried to help him after he came out of prison with a part time role at the club. The club, Nisbett and Worsfold failed him by turning a blind eye to his (and many others) drug use during his playing career. The ALPFL failed him to with a drug code you could drive a bus through.

  96. Snoopy

    I signed it Lucy Turnbull-likewise heartfelt thanks hehe

    #MeToo

  97. .

    Have the US D’rats backed down on their America bashing and aimed up from their negativity yet to offer a piss warm “Make America, Good Again” yet?

  98. JC

    Bruce

    I can understand people wanting to live in the area. According to your study, the affected area is relatively flat and has incredibly rich volcanic soil.

    But fmd

    The emplacement of a sill also explains anomalies in the recorded seismicity. Indeed, on September 7th 2012 there was a seismic swarm, located beneath the town of Pozzuoli, consisting of about 200 earthquakes (maximum magnitude 1.8) that occurred within an interval of about 1.5 hours.

    200 earthquakes in an 1 hour and 1/2.
    I’d be outta there at light speed.

  99. JC

    I will Nick, but it’s 9 in the morning!

  100. stackja

    Whatever happened to HRC server? Huma?

  101. Chris

    Well Clint, your ideas sound interesting to me and I’d love to subscribe to your newsletter if you have one.
    Could you start by ranking races by different categories of competence or value?

    This ‘Clint’ might be a complete ‘CLINT’ – talks like a sock. Probably turn up on Crikey to prove we are raaaaacis’.

  102. Chris

    What do you reckon, CLINT?

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    According to your study, the affected area is relatively flat and has incredibly rich volcanic soil.

    That’s why so many farmers die on the slopes of volcanoes in Indonesia and the Philippines.
    The land is cheap and fertile.
    Cheap for a reason.
    If you are a poor farmer why not roll the dice?

  104. Nick

    I will Nick, but it’s 9 in the morning!

    Italy has changed :)p

  105. .

    Clint

    1. Please explain to me how different races rank in different attributes and categories.

    2. Please explain how the ATA have “their snout in the trough”.

    Thank you,

    Your friend, .

  106. Tailgunner

    Richo on MMM with Comrade Molloy and some drunken scold.
    Dutton for 3 minutes. Already talking past Turnfailure. He’s cooked. Molloy loving it.
    No one giving credence to the destruction/conservative takeover of Dead Liberal Party/Black Hand election winning machine.
    Then Molloy straight back to Monty talking points TDS. “Trump’s had a shocker of a week, hasn’t he Richo?… Manafort and Cohen… ”
    Lol.
    TDS is confirmed as a mental breakdown. Amygdala Disruption.

  107. .

    You could not possibly have answered 2., Clint.

  108. Meanwhile illegal immigrants are raping and murdering young college students and the Dems are proposing getting rid of ICE.

    Trump will hold the House and the Senate.

    Mmyes IT, Fox News is leading with that sort of gear right now, pretending the Cohen thing is barely happening. That brand of outright racism will resonate with the vanishing number of usual suspects, but the enthusiasm gap leading into the midterms is massively favouring Democrats.

    Court news will only get worse for Trump from here.

  109. A Lurker

    200 earthquakes in an 1 hour and 1/2.
    I’d be outta there at light speed.

    In AD62 there was a massive earthquake that rocked Pompeii and Herculaneum, historians and volcanologists believe that this was the moment when Vesuvius awoke after a very long dormancy (it had been dormant for so long that the ancient Romans believed that Vesuvius wasn’t even a volcano – remember that they would be familiar with volcanoes due to the proximity of Stromboli and Etna.)

    17 years later in AD79 Vesuvius blew up.

    In the years between the major earthquake and volcanic eruption there were ongoing tremors.
    Post-earthquake reconstruction work was still happening in Pompeii on the day of the eruption.

  110. Snoopy

    Mick Molloy is dumber and more irritating than Dave Hughes.

  111. .

    Clint

    You’re confused – you’re trying to say you believe in “ethnostates”, but have asserted that races aren’t equal.

  112. Snoopy

    Monty, is 8/18 a pass grade?

  113. BrettW

    Not normally a fan of Julie Bishop but she did good today.

    Was being interviewed by Karl Stefanovic and he asked her “what is it like to be talking to a man on death row”. She instantly replied ” well I am talking to you Karl”.

    Brilliant. Trump would be proud of her.

    Via Daily Mail.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    The Weagles tried to help him after he came out of prison with a part time role at the club. The club, Nisbett and Worsfold failed him by turning a blind eye to his (and many others) drug use during his playing career. The ALPFL failed him to with a drug code you could drive a bus through.

    Steady on.
    They’re only “party drugs” as Fat Andy used to call them.
    The latest AFL catch-phrase is “duty of care” over tackling, concussion, whatever.
    How long before someone sues over the ridiculous “party drugs” policy, which the AFL has acknowledged was a brand protection measure to avoid drug abuse becoming publicly known?
    They had a “three strikes” policy, where names would be kept quiet unless the player had tested positive three times … except that, if a player had two positives, he could simply say “I am seeking treatment” and the strike count would reset to zero!

  115. Tailgunner

    Should I roll the dice and roll the $150 winnings into the Libs which are $2.80 to win next election vs Labour at 1.40.

    I looked at the same market, Cactus. Great point. Considering more seriously now. Halve it, $75 for a Deplorable victory.

  116. Death Giraffe

    Cats need to look out for each other more. I find the lack of community spirit here disheartening.
    Where is Tailgunner?
    Are we sure he is alright?
    Maybe a fat chick had a heart attack and collapsed on him.
    He could be trapped.
    Oh bugger me. Look there he is.

  117. jupes

    I’m sitting on a hotel terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the background. If that fucker blows up, seeya later Naples.

    Don’t sweat it JC.

    If Vesuvius blows you can be sure the Italians will have an orderly evacuation plan.

  118. Monty, is 8/18 a pass grade?

    “My side’s campaign manager only got found guilty on eight fraud charges, I’m declaring this a win!”

    LOL.

  119. .

    What about South Africa, Clint?

    “Africa for Africans”, as you say.

    Should black Saffers who support the DA and Western Cape secession be allowed to move there?

  120. Maybe a fat chick had a heart attack and collapsed on him.

    Nah. He tried to walk thru a supermarket doorway at the same time as Armada Sandstone.

  121. stackja

    2GB TA says PD probe is ALP or ‘incumbent’.

  122. DrBeauGan

    Death Giraffe
    #2796435, posted on August 22, 2018 at 4:59 pm
    Cats need to look out for each other more. I find the lack of community spirit here disheartening.
    Where is Tailgunner?
    Are we sure he is alright?
    Maybe a fat chick had a heart attack and collapsed on him.
    He could be trapped.
    Oh bugger me. Look there he is.

    What are you doing wasting time posting here when you could be voting to support Malcolm Turnbull in his hour of need?

  123. H B Bear

    Steady on.
    They’re only “party drugs” as Fat Andy used to call them.

    Party’s over for Cousins.

  124. Leigh Lowe

    I believe that Vesuvius is overdue for another Plinian eruption.

    Just remember that, when a volcanologist says something is “imminent”, they mean “sometime in the next 500 years”.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    17 years later in AD79 Vesuvius blew up.

    The Royal Society report on the Krakatoa disaster is a fascinating read. It was published in 1888 only five years after the eruption, so it has the feel of British Empire v Brobdingnagian Monster. Several sailing ships were very close when the volcano was going off. The accounts from their captains and crew are something else.

  126. Mitch M.

    In the years between the major earthquake and volcanic eruption there were ongoing tremors.
    Post-earthquake reconstruction work was still happening in Pompeii on the day of the eruption.

    There is another volcano region in Italy that in recent years has been showing increased earthquake activity. It is believed the last major explosion was 4o,000 years ago and may have contributed to Neandertal demise. They have found ash deposits as far away as Romania.

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/01/100922-volcanoes-eruptions-neanderthals-science-volcanic-humans/

  127. I like Tony Abbott enormously. He is a good man. But he is not, nor ever was, Prime Ministerial.

    What are the other options? Andrew Hastie is another good man who proceeds from conviction. But he is far from ready to be PM. Likewise Angus Campbell.

    Scott Morrison was lauded by many on this website when he was “Master & Commander” & achieving what few thought he could achieve as Minister for Immigration. After failing to support Abbott when the latter was unseated by Turnbull, Morrison was slated by many as a turncoat. Yet he simply supported the overwhelming belief in his Party that Abbott could not win the next election.

    Since then he has presided over considerable success as Treasurer & has performed with great strength on the floor of the Chamber. He is regarded as a good manager of his department & a formidable opponent.
    This man, who represents a solid, very middle class Aussie electorate, is surely someone who could restore values in a Party that no longer seems to know what and who, it represents.

  128. DrBeauGan

    I look forward to the results of the support Malcolm campaign. Three expressions of support, two from Lucy and one from bill sh.

  129. struth

    To gauge how much good one man can do for the world, you gauge how insane the left become when that one man has power and influence.

    They are the vampires squealing at the light.

    God bless Donald Trump.
    God Bless America, and fuck you, you filthy scum Monty.
    You utter traitor to the west, and brain dead left wing zombie.
    Just a low, integrity free xunt.
    Get a job.
    A proper one.

  130. JC

    Don’t sweat it JC.

    If Vesuvius blows you can be sure the Italians will have an orderly evacuation plan.

    Supposedly they do on paper, Jupes.

    They’re supposed to have the the most extensive plan going for this stuff. That’s on paper.
    You know, I’ve been looking out for their disorganisation, but it seems to work.

    I can’t get over the scooters playing chicken. They’re literally only a few feet away from oncoming, but everyone’s cool.

    I don’t see the odds though as you don’t have much room for error and if you fuck it up you’re dead.

  131. JC

    Hey Artie

    Syd airport had a pretty decent day. International traffic is growing in leaps and bounds 🙂 2019 div reaffirmed!

  132. Tel

    EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    2018 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States

    I went and looked that up, but to be honest it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Yes I can see something has been changed but although Trump is normally blunt and plain speaking, this legal mishmash stuff is something else again. Is it designed to be unintelligible? Hopefully that’s all part of the plan.

  133. I’m sitting on a hotel terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the background. If that fucker blows up, seeya later Naples.

    Walked up to the mouth of the crater about 8 years ago. Smoke was curling out of crevices & I was very glad to leave Naples some time later.

    Incidentally, we are apparently at the beginning of a “solar minimum” (reduced solar flares etc) & this is characterised by increased earthquakes ……get the hell out of there, JC!!!

  134. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    God bless Donald Trump.
    God Bless America, and fuck you, you filthy scum Monty.
    You utter traitor to the west, and brain dead left wing zombie.
    Just a low, integrity free xunt.

    Harsh but fair.

  135. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Hey Artie

    Syd airport had a pretty decent day. International traffic is growing in leaps and bounds 🙂 2019 div reaffirmed!

    They will still get their clip when we deport hundreds of thousands too.

  136. Habib

    Fair and free is fully fucked it seems.

  137. .

    No no, something with the mass, heat, charged particle & general plasma discharges and magnetic field of the sun would never affect the weather and geology of the earth.

    Magnetic lines of force between our molten iron core and the fusion powered sun?

    That’s crazy talk. It is cows farting and angry heat.

  138. Tailgunner

    It’s cool having a rising YouTube star in the ranks.
    I’m nearly always here, Death 🙂
    Or on your channel!
    When are you starting your Catallaxy Interviews series?

  139. Roger

    vicki
    #2796454, posted on August 22, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks, Mrs. Morrison.

  140. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    For all his faults, Ben Cousins sounds in better mental shape than Monty and Miranda Devine.

  141. harrys on the boat

    Cohen has pleaded guilty to:

    5 counts of tax evasion
    1 count of making a false statement to a bank
    1 count of an unlawful campaign contribution
    1 count of an excessive campaign contribution.

    How is Trump going to survive?

  142. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2796448, posted on August 22, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Two movies that I know of:

    Fair Wind to Java
    Special Effects by
    Howard Lydecker … special effects
    Theodore Lydecker … special effects

    Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)

    Errors in geography: Krakatoa is, in fact, west of Java.

  143. Lysander

    I asked Christian Porter for a review of the FOI Act in relation to ABC’s “intelligence agency” status of opaqueness…. and he said no.

  144. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I like Tony Abbott enormously. He is a good man. But he is not, nor ever was, Prime Ministerial.

    What are the other options? Andrew Hastie is another good man who proceeds from conviction. But he is far from ready to be PM. Likewise Angus Campbell.

    Scott Morrison was lauded by many on this website when he was “Master & Commander” & achieving what few thought he could achieve as Minister for Immigration. After failing to support Abbott when the latter was unseated by Turnbull, Morrison was slated by many as a turncoat. Yet he simply supported the overwhelming belief in his Party that Abbott could not win the next election.

    Since then he has presided over considerable success as Treasurer & has performed with great strength on the floor of the Chamber. He is regarded as a good manager of his department & a formidable opponent.
    This man, who represents a solid, very middle class Aussie electorate, is surely someone who could restore values in a Party that no longer seems to know what and who, it represents.

    Nice try. ScoMo is Pyne Lyte.

  145. old bloke

    .
    #2796361, posted on August 22, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    The only reason why elites converted (if they really did at all) was non-alignment with the Sassanids and Constantinople. In short, they weren’t biblical Gews.

    Not so Dot, the Khazarian Joos were the Jooish exiles from the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, who merged with some of the descendants of portions of the northern Israelites who were exiled many years previously by the Assyrians (segments of Manasseh and Naphtali).

    So, they all weren’t “Gews” in the sense that they were descendants of the Patriach Jud*h, but they were all Hebr*ws nevertheless. Not that it matters though, anyone who converts to J*dahism is Jooish.

    See Yair Davidiy ” The Khazars – An Overview“.

  146. Stimpson J. Cat

    International traffic is growing in leaps and bounds 🙂 2019 div reaffirmed!

    Disgusting globalist gloating JC.
    It’s not that sort of blog.
    Save it for the Uncle George 4am conference call please.

    😁

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    Scott Morrison was lauded by many on this website when he was “Master & Commander” & achieving what few thought he could achieve as Minister for Immigration.

    Mea culpa.
    I have been very disappointed by ScoMo’s mercenary support of Turnbull.
    Although in the current Liberal Party it’s hard to blame him.
    Sinistra delenda est.

  148. Since then he has presided over considerable success as Treasurer & has performed with great strength on the floor of the Chamber. He is regarded as a good manager of his department & a formidable opponent.
    This man, who represents a solid, very middle class Aussie electorate, is surely someone who could restore values in a Party that no longer seems to know what and who, it represents.

    He has presided over a blow out in the budget and is regarded as a disappointment by all and sundry.

    His values are opportunism, disingenuousness and expediency. So he’s the logical choice for the Liberals, really.

  149. .

    The ten tribes of Israel is a valid theory?

    Then why the anti-cemitisim in Europe?

    Why is it so?

  150. .

    So Zippy you still want to claim that only whites have ever invented anything?

  151. Dr Faustus

    The fairandfree petition to save Turnbull appears to have been taken down. Presumably too many instances of Bill Shorten, Lucy Turnbull, Tony Abbott, and A.N.R. Swipe

  152. Nice try. ScoMo is Pyne Lyte.

    A closet Pyne?

  153. zyconoclast

    Cory says good stuff – he is outside the main parties and can do what oppositions are supposed to do: Call out the government’s nonsense.

    But he really needs to find a way to get the word out.

    Australian Conservatives Youtube Channel
    Has < 2500 subs. Most videos have <100 views

    Bob Katter Youtube channel
    Only has 267 subs but many of his videos have over 1000 views with a high of 8500 views

  154. Makka

    ScoMo had some very good Dept soldiers when he was in Immigration.They made him look very good. OSB was Abbott’s brainchild, not ScoMo’s. He looked good on the backs of others.

    Like many other Libs, he proved spineless during the Abbott knifing episode. He might get the numbers to off Mal but won’t get the numbers to win an election.

  155. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2796468, posted on August 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm
    For all his faults, Ben Cousins sounds in better mental shape than Monty and Miranda Devine.

    Miranda has got no right foot.
    Always running around to get on the left.

  156. H B Bear

    Yet [SloMo] simply supported the overwhelming belief in his Party that Abbott could not win the next election.

    And there’s your problem.

  157. H B Bear

    For all his faults, Ben Cousins sounds in better mental shape than Monty and Miranda Devine.

    Miranda needs to get on the gear – some of that stuff the American Indians use to take you to an alternative reality. mUnty is a lost cause. I fear for the squirrels under his care.

  158. Empire 5:5

    That brand of outright racism will resonate with the vanishing number of usual suspects, but the enthusiasm gap leading into the midterms is massively favouring Democrats.

    The wacist narrative don’t fly no more. The DNC slaves are emancipating.

    Troll harder.

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/15/19/4C493D4500000578-0-image-a-2_1526408347832.jpg

  159. Stimpson J. Cat

    For all his faults, Ben Cousins sounds in better mental shape than Monty and Miranda Devine.

    Monty’s arse could do with 13 grams of meth.
    Work wonders for his figure.

  160. Leigh Lowe

    Makka
    #2796495, posted on August 22, 2018 at 5:33 pm
    ScoMo had some very good Dept soldiers when he was in Immigration.They made him look very good. OSB was Abbott’s brainchild, not ScoMo’s. He looked good on the backs of others.

    Yep.
    It was the combination of a few at the head of the department relishing the chance to do their job, plus Abbott and Credlin clipping ScoMo over the ear every time he wavered (ie every time the SMH wrote a “bring them here” story).
    You note he doesn’t like to talk about “stop the boats” much.
    He thinks it is a liability.

  161. harrys on the boat

    montys an expert at sniffing crack and smoking pole

  162. Carpe Jugulum

    Yay 😁

    Top 200

    Where is my prize?

  163. DrBeauGan

    I reckon Turnbull put slomo up to making a bid. Believing he wouldn’t get the support.

  164. Stimpson J. Cat

    Miranda needs to get on the gear – some of that stuff the American Indians use to take you to an alternative reality.

    It’s actually Meth or Metho H. B. Bear.

  165. calli

    A using if the 35 remain staunch (I know, I know) and ScoMo leaches 7 votes.

  166. candy

    I reckon Turnbull put slomo up to making a bid. Believing he wouldn’t get the support.

    He only needs to take a handful of votes from Dutton to make it worthwhile to the Turnbull lot, to deflate the conservatives morally.

    Cunning plan, really. Except Morrison would be waiting to pounce if M. Turnbull was rolled. He really is almost the most devious person in the LNP.

  167. cohenite

    1 count of an unlawful campaign contribution
    1 count of an excessive campaign contribution.

    How is Trump going to survive?

    Cohen pleaded guilty to non-existent crimes. As a matter of procedure and precedent a confession to something does not mean that confession can be used as proof against some-one else. Cohen pleading guilty to something he was not guilty of has no ramifications for Trump.

  168. Farmer Gez

    Perfect gotcha from a caller to Raf Epstein on ABC radio.
    Epstein banging the drum about musical chairs in Lib leadership, when a caller who’s from Venezuela said that changing a leader who is not working is a good thing.
    “We’ve had twenty years of the same leader and look at us”.
    A libertarian response. Well done sir.

  169. Leigh Lowe

    calli
    #2796515, posted on August 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    A using if the 35 remain staunch (I know, I know) and ScoMo leaches 7 votes.

    I could be wrong but I don’t think it works like that.
    I think that, if there are more than two nominations, they run sequential ballots and drop off the lowest vote winner at each round until they are left with two.

  170. John Constantine

    WES wesfarmers announces it is selling its 13% stake in the company that drilled the dorado discovery well, one of the most interesting Australian oil wells this century.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180822/pdf/43xkymb8rsv32z.pdf

    Wesfarmers is cashing up every chance it gets, looks like this management has little faith in another leg of the Ponzi.

  171. Death Giraffe

    When are you starting your Catallaxy Interviews series?

    ..
    Already started, TG.
    The neurologist was via a cat contact.
    ..
    More to come, but first I have to clean out the shed.

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    When are you starting your Catallaxy Interviews series?

    I vote Gunners last girlfriend as the next subject.

  173. Gab

    Arky, are you going to interview them in your shed?

  174. jupes

    Sam Newman gets it said about the two AFL Muslims having a hug in relation to Fraser Anning’s speech:

    Speaking on his Sam, Mike and Thommo podcast, Newman argued Australia’s Muslim community have created a divide by sharing ‘’no common values’’ with traditional Australians.

    “They don’t generally nationalise, they colonise,” Newman said.

    “There are 600,000 Muslims in Australia, they share no common interest with what we’re on about.

    “They have no common values, they preach to a different, deity, god.

    “This has been a huge problem in Europe and it’s beginning to be a huge problem in America.”

    He has some sensible advice for the AFL:

    “When you insert yourself into the political arena to lecture people on their politics and to tell people what they should be thinking then you make a rod for your own back,” Newman said.

    “Because you then invite people to disrespect the flag, the anthem and the nation by doing what the NFL do in America and that’s to sit down or take a knee and it shows that you aren’t patriotic and it becomes a hornet’s nest.

    “Keep out of our minds… let people go to the games and not be lectured on politics by the AFL, the NRL the basketball or anyone else.

    “People do not want to be told what they should think.

    “They just need to put a game on and get the rules right and get it umpired properly and get a match review system that’s competent. That’s all they have to do. Keep out of our lives.”

    Good on you Sam. Now tell us what you reckon about the AFL consulting Waleed Aly about the state of the game.

  175. Death Giraffe

    Arky, are you going to interview them in your shed?

    ..
    Oh no.
    You mistake me.
    My next video is an epic adventure about a man cleaning out his shed.

  176. calli

    What a shame, LL. Never mind. I have sufficient popcorn for a drawn out ballot.

  177. Lysander

    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

  178. Mother Lode

    Just a recap from earlier today:

    I was FIRST!!!!!

  179. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So Zippy you still want to claim that only whites have ever invented anything?

    Good god dot, read the book before you put your foot in it.

  180. cohenite

    Some handy hints in the LGBTQIA Safe Sex Guide:

    Penetrative sex, also known as intercourse, is the act of inserting a body part or toy inside someone’s front hole, vagina, or anus. It’s important to be aware that the person being penetrated, also known as the receptive partner, or “bottom,” is typically at a higher risk for contracting STIs than the partner who’s penetrating, also known as the inserting partner or “top.”

    The risk for transmitting HIV to a bottom during unprotected anal sex is 15 in 1,000 compared with 3 in 10,000 for transmitting HIV from a bottom to a top.

    I have a copy next to my gender neutral flapdoodle. I wonder how they got those statistics.

  181. Leigh Lowe

    Farmer Gez
    #2796525, posted on August 22, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    Perfect gotcha from a caller to Raf Epstein on ABC radio.

    Did Epstein mention his ghoulish behaviour in breaching the exclusion zone at Kinglake in 2009 to perv at fried bodies in cars and laying around on the ground?
    Of course, being an ABC/Fewfacts type, no charges were laid.

  182. Gab

    I’d love to watch it, Arky, but I’m getting my nails done that day you post it here 😀

  183. Death Giraffe

    If this year you only watch one movie about one man’s epic struggle to clean out his shed…

  184. John of Mel

    My next video is an epic adventure about a man cleaning out his shed

    Hercules style?

  185. MsDolittle

    They’re supposed to have the the most extensive plan going for this stuff. That’s on paper.
    You know, I’ve been looking out for their disorganisation, but it seems to work.

    Does it involve bridges?

  186. Death Giraffe

    Make it this movie:


  187. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Query to me from Winston on the old thread.

    Winston, my apologies, I have just checked with Hairy. The Norwegians were joining the Germans fighting at Leningrad not Stalingrad. I think that the 300 nurses were probably there too. I must admit that the number of 300 nurses joining the Germans did strike me a surprisingly high, but that was the number on the translated paragraph, beside a photograph of one of them dead, shot up in a vehicle, and slumped falling out of the open door. Perhaps not all of the volunteer nurses went to Leningrad, but were distributed elsewhere, but that was all the info we gleaned in an hour in that fairly intense museum. I don’t think any numbers were given for the men, but it seemed to be common knowledge that there were Norwegians who became more than collaborators but active soldiers for Germany.

    Maybe an online check on Leningrad might turn something up. Alternatively, the guy who owns and runs the museum was most willing to offer information and so you could email him from his website with your query.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Lysander
    #2796541, posted on August 22, 2018 at 6:24 pm
    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

    But he said … “I’ll be baaaaack.”

  189. Lysander

    Reports of a partyroom Lib meeting has been called for tonight (Says PvO)

  190. calli

    Arky, I was talking to Dad about your Model A today. Do you have the fuel gauge and the little float indicator? He told me some good stories about trying to go up long inclines without a fuel pump.

    Also, they used Model A engines in the Parramatta speedy cars (Midgets?) back in the forties. Dad and his mate had the job of push-starting them. Good times, judging by the grin on his face.

  191. H B Bear

    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

    Well I think that answers that question.

    The question is not who Waffleworth will put into Cabinet, rather will there be enough enough Waffleworthians to fill the vacancies?

  192. Empire 5:5

    The Libs could do worse than whack a wet in a safe seat and preselect Sam Newman.

  193. Gab

    Love the dogs’ names, Arky. “Dog” and “Useless”. haha

  194. calli

    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

    Huh? I just saw him grinning at Turncoat’s side and pledging loyalty.

  195. Death Giraffe

    Do you have the fuel gauge and the little float indicator?

    ..
    Yes it does.
    But the sandblaster painted over it. My fault, I didn’t tell him what it was or mask it off.

  196. Stimpson J. Cat

    My next video is an epic adventure about a man cleaning out his shed.

    Is your shed clean, Bucko?

  197. Lysander

    Calli – sorry but sources could be dodgy.

  198. Frank

    Whatever happened to HRC server? Huma?

    Flossing and gargling with mouthwash, often.

  199. Tailgunner

    I vote Gunners last girlfriend as the next subject.

    The Crazed Clairvoyant, hippy flower child (and now vegan)… Good lord, Stimps, you’d love her!
    She is bloody hot though in all fairness. And I think her new dude is a bit follicly challenged too…
    FME

  200. Death Giraffe

    Love the dogs’ names, Arky. “Dog” and “Useless”. haha

    ..
    No.
    I was just insulting them.
    They shall remain anonymous.

  201. stackja

    Tony Abbott: Malcolm Turnbull could be playing ‘dirty tricks’ on Peter Dutton
    1 HOUR AGO
    BEN FORDHAM MALCOLM TURNBULL PETER DUTTON TONY ABBOTT

    The former Prime Minister says the focus on Peter Dutton’s childcare centres is a “dirty tricks” campaign by either Labor or Malcolm Turnbull.

    The solictor general is looking at whether Mr Dutton has breached Section 44 of the Constitution.

    Mr Dutton’s family trust owns two childcare centres, which are the beneficiaries of taxpayer funds.

    If he’s found to be in breach, he may be ineligable to sit in parliament.

    The Member for Warringah tells Ben Fordham the matter was resolved earlier this year, and it’s “strange” the Prime Minister didn’t shut down the speculation today.

    “Given that there is QC’s advice that he is absolutely in the clear, I just think it was just very strange that today the Prime Minister didn’t simply say that this matter has been considered.

    “There’s QC advice that Peter Dutton’s position is absolutely secure.

    “I think a lot of people have wondered… over the last couple of days, they’ve thought, ‘more dirty tricks’.

    “Whether these are dirty tricks from a Labor Party which is desperate not to have Peter Dutton as its opponent, or whether this is just one last throw from a despairing incumbent, I just don’t know.”

    The former prime minister has also rubbished speculation he’s been offered a Cabinet position in a future Dutton government.

    He tells Ben he hasn’t done any deals.

    “I don’t do deals, I just do my best to try to serve.

    “I certainly have been made no promises, no commitments.

    “I just want to do my best to bind up the Liberal Party’s wounds once we’ve put this episode behind us.”

    Click PLAY below to listen to the full interview

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Love the dogs’ names, Arky. “Dog” and “Useless”. haha

    We used to have a sheepdog called “Mongreluselessfvckingdog.” The Memsahib never believed my protestations that the name meant “Noble, trusty and hardworking companion”, in Afrikaans.

  203. calli

    Fantastic. Apparently there was a little opening in the side that you could view it through.

    His sister and her husband owned one and used to take him out for rides – in the dickey seat. Brrrrr…

  204. Leigh Lowe

    Trumble sat on his hands for six months and wouldn’t refer the ALP foreigners to the High Court.
    But he is all over Dutton on this bullshit about childcare subsidies.
    FMD.
    Blind Freddie can see that dog won’t hunt.
    The parents receive the subsidy from the Commonwealth which they choose to assign to the Child Care Provider and pay the net gap.

  205. Gab

    Good clean up effort, Arky. Will you be able to find anything tomorrow though?

    Lots of interesting and sharp-looking equipment you’ve got there, reminds me of the scene in Twister when they get to the barn and see all the sharp implements hanging on the walls. “Who ARE these people”? LOL

  206. Tailgunner

    Epic clean up vid, Death. Subscribed!

  207. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks stackja.
    That is my point.
    Absolutely nothing in this subsidy thing.
    Just Trumble being an arsehole … again.

  208. Empire 5:5

    The Crazed Clairvoyant, hippy flower child (and now vegan)… Good lord, Stimps, you’d love her!
    She is bloody hot though in all fairness. And I think her new dude is a bit follicly challenged too…
    FME

    /10?

  209. Farmer Gez

    I need you at my workshop Arky.
    A few days should do it.
    There’s a beer fridge in the workshop BTW.

  210. candy

    Turnbull and Bishop really out to get Dutton, with the support of Fairfax and ABC.

  211. calli

    That was poetry in motion.

    *A tidy site is a safe site*

    😇

  212. Baldrick

    You’re becoming a whizz at this editing business Arky. Nicely done.
    (Oh, and I hope all the shite was going in the recycling bin)

  213. Empire 5:5

    Fantastic. Apparently there was a little opening in the side that you could view it through.

    Just like the girl’s toilets back in primary school.

    Or at least that’s what I’m told.

  214. DrBeauGan

    I’m getting through a bottle of Jacob’s creek sparkling, but I’ve promised my bottle bloke to move up to genuine champagne as soon as Malcolm is gone.

  215. Tintarella di Luna

    This man, who represents a solid, very middle class Aussie electorate, is surely someone who could restore values in a Party that no longer seems to know what and who, it represents.

    ScoMo is a partisan hack, a typical party man through and through, doesn’t give a tinker’s cuss about the electorate the party is all — I have absolutely no faith in him at all, his hubris will be his downfall notwithstanding all his happy clappy claptrap.

  216. mh

    Miranda is seeing Abbott-mask wearing couples having sex everywhere she looks.

  217. MsDolittle

    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

    ooooooooo

  218. Leigh Lowe

    The saccharin sickening Westpac advert was just on again (the one where they all wear fake moustaches to the bloke’s funeral).
    The tag is “Westpac. When you lose a loved one, we’re there to help.
    Mrs L says that, after all the RC stuff about charging commissions to dead people, maybe it should read “Westpac. When you lose a loved one, we’re there to help ourselves.

  219. Roger

    [Morrison] really is almost the most devious person in the LNP.

    He’s not intelligent enough to be devious.

  220. Elle

    Arky, I enjoy watching a man tidy up his shed. You did it in style. Well done! Good boy.

  221. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Oz is citing Liberal MP’s, circulating a petition, calling for another party room meeting tonight.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    MsDolittle
    #2796586, posted on August 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm
    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.
    ooooooooo

    Fake news I suspect.

  223. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bruce was kind enough to put up that museum website as a link here (on the old OT), as I just used the URL. I would have done it myself but all my available time before I was needed elsewhere was taken up with just writing the piece. Similarly, I rare get time to proof read so various typos often remain. Sorry.

    We have just left Trondheim and the weather, which was perfect on the way up, has now settled into rather dull and overcast. Today we go on yet another of the shore excursions, and tomorrow we are back in Bergen and leave this ship.

    For those who might consider doing this voyage, one thing to know is that the food is marvellous. There are always heaped piles on any buffet of smoked and otherwise treated salmon, plus very large whole baked salmons on a dish; soft, warm and melt-in-the-mouth tender salmon that you can just dig into and take as much as you like, ladling melted butter or any other sauce over it. Also generally available are piles of smoked haddock, herrings and less usual fish, often pickled, and the cod is absolutely to die for. Hairy ate the delicacy – tongues from the King Cod, but I found that a step too far. The meat is plentiful and good; pork, lamb, beef, reindeer, chicken, duck, and the other seafood such as prawns, crayfish and varieties of lobster. They do fresh cooked vegetables and delicious salad ingredients for you to select your own faves. The soups are generally cream ones, with an occasional beef consomme, otherwise often using seafood, or vegetarian; the mushroom soup is especially good. The cold climate berries are in abundance, stewed in desserts, with heaps of cakes, cheesecakes, custards, flummeries and other specialities.

    Hurtigruten make a point of freshness and the fact that in their 30 odd stops they can source farm produce from specific suppliers. The cheeses are superb; for conoisseurs, Hairy in heaven over them. On buffets the choice is amazing, even at breakfasts; in contrast, the evening dinner is served from a no-choice menu and to be honest that comes as a relief, for the tendency to overpile the plate with proferred delicacies and things never before tasted is high indeed. In as much as mass cooking can be gourmet, it is certainly a gourmet evening meal and I have never felt the need to request any alternative; even my ‘mushroom oatcake’ on vegan day turned out to be quite tasty on its bed of spiced lentils, in spite of Hairy’s laughter as he plowed into his beef ‘alternative’.

  224. Bushkid

    There’s an on – line petition to save Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership….you will all sign it, won’t you?

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah………!

    Best laugh I’ve had all week, that. 🙂

  225. stackja

    MT dropped tax cut so Cormann quit?

  226. C.L.

    LOL:

    Donald J. [email protected]

    Just watched former Intelligence Official Phillip Mudd become totally unglued and weird while debating wonderful @PARISDENNARD over Brennan’s Security Clearance. Dennard destroyed him but Mudd is in no mental condition to have such a Clearance. Should be REVOKED?

    Mudd certainly appears to be mentally deranged.

  227. stackja

    Alan Jones
    ‏Verified account
    @AlanJones
    41 minutes ago
    Get ready. Party room meeting tonight. Goodbye Malcolm who doesn’t have the numbers. #auspol

  228. H B Bear

    Reports of a partyroom Lib meeting has been called for tonight (Says PvO)

    Just van Wrongology. Link.

    Even for an academic he’s bad.

  229. mh

    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

    Fantastic news.

  230. .

    Gab – I love those things, weirdly I could watch steel forging or the Primitive Technology channel on YouTube all day.

  231. Gab

    More importantly, who’s in the running to win Malotto?

  232. Infidel Tiger

    These late night party room meetings are not the parties Bishop is used to.

    She must be livid at what is happening to her social life.

  233. H B Bear

    The Parrot has been telling the Lieborals what to do for years. Is he right this time?

  234. C.L.

    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

    Get to the CHOPPA!

  235. Baldrick

    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

    Can’t find anything on the wires about that.

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