Wednesday Forum: August 22, 2018

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  1. Anne

    Maolcolm wants the signatures “verified”. In other words, bully the dissaffected over their choice.

    Then we’re gonna need ink analysis and a full psychological assessment of and proposed treatment plan for the signatories.

    Then lunch…

    Then

  2. pete m

    Rae the pm can not refer someone, only house of reps

  3. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Laura Jayes is the annoying know it all who ruins the group assignment with completely irrelevant inanities.

  4. stackja

    a few seconds agoAugust 24, 2018
    While Mr Turnbull “verifies” the 43 signatures … Mr Morrison is being given time to act
    Angelo Risso

    The Treasurer’s supporters are confident momentum is building within the Liberal Party for him to become Australia’s next prime minister.

    Mr Morrison’s backers are claiming former communications minister Mitch Fifield, a senior Victorian conservative, has drifted towards their camp.

    WA Liberal MP Ben Morton, who wants Mr Morrison to become prime minister, is keen to bring the showdown to a head. “Scott Morrison has experience in both national security portfolios and as treasurer of this nation,” Mr Morton told reporters.

  5. Rae

    What I think would be really great is if Turnbull’s very first statement to that meeting is to tell them that he has referred Dutton to the High Court to properly determine his s44 eligibility.

    So what you idiot?

    There is no “So what?” Snoopy. Except that you have just added to your impressive daily list of stupid comments. Maybe you are Tinta in disguise …

  6. Tom

    Two minutes to midnight … err, midday!

  7. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2799437, posted on August 24, 2018 at 11:48 am
    Clearly, Turnbull is a much better poker player than anyone else in this game so far. It’s obvious the others were bluffing, saying they had the numbers when they actually didn’t.

    Stupid, stupid Troll …

    Malcolm Turnbull ✔ @TurnbullMalcolm
    I have just been provided with a request for a meeting of the Parliamentary Liberal Party. It has 43 signatures. As soon as they are verified by the Whips, which should not take long, the meeting will be called

  8. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just turned on ALPBC TV. Utter lightweight Annabelle Crabbe is on.

    Gourmet ravioli off the menu?

  9. stackja

    Look at that big hand move along
    Nearin’ high noon…

  10. stackja

    Annabelle Crabbe in the kitchen?

  11. stackja

    a few seconds agoAugust 24, 2018
    The media are preparing for a press conference at midday …
    Angelo Risso

    We’ll keep you updated.

  12. Rae

    Stupid, stupid Twitter roach. Maybe someone else might point out just how stupid and illogical your latest scratching is.

  13. Peter Castieau

    And Marcus wins (well he was the closest)

    Philippa Martyr
    #2140385, posted on September 7, 2016 at 11:10 am
    The final list is:

    9-Sep-16 Megan
    14-Sep-16 Faye
    30-Sep-16 incoherent rambler
    17-Oct-16 Mike of Marion
    21-Oct-16 classical_hero
    1-Nov-16 wivenhoe
    1-Nov-16 Anthony
    11-Nov-16 Red Ruby
    13-Nov-16 hzhousewife
    22-Nov-16 Hydra
    28-Nov-16 Grigory M
    30-Nov-16 Jo Smyth
    30-Nov-16 Menai Pete
    2-Dec-16 cheryl
    5-Dec-16 Top Ender
    7-Dec-16 Jimmy the Boy
    8-Dec-16 Old School Conservative
    19-Dec-16 Indolent
    20-Dec-16 Helen
    24-Dec-16 Gab
    25-Dec-16 Smitthy
    31-Dec-16 Armadillo
    13-Jan-17 Carpe Jugulum
    26-Jan-17 Notafan
    1-Feb-17 Econocrat
    3-Feb-17 P
    4-Feb-17 Cold-Hands
    6-Feb-17 Dr Faustus
    9-Feb-17 Lysander
    14-Feb-17 karabar
    15-Feb-17 Splatacrobat
    16-Feb-17 Des Deskperson
    18-Feb-17 mizaris
    1-Mar-17 calli
    3-Mar-17 Barking Toad
    9-Mar-17 GoTiges
    13-Mar-17 Tom
    15-Mar-17 A Lurker
    15-Mar-17 Ruthm
    15-Mar-17 Ubique
    15-Mar-17 Tintarella di Luna
    21-Mar-17 Bruce in WA
    1-Apr-17 mem
    1-Apr-17 Tailgunner
    3-Apr-17 Graham
    22-Apr-17 Muddy
    5-May-17 Matt
    18-May-17 Mark from Melbourne
    28-May-17 Bruce K
    10-Jun-17 Fisky
    14-Jun-17 The Beer Whisperer
    21-Jun-17 Motelier
    26-Jun-17 Winston Smith
    4-Jul-17 old bloke
    11-Jul-17 goatjam
    1-Aug-17 Baldrick
    1-Aug-17 Rossini
    10-Aug-17 Sydney Boy
    15-Aug-17 Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    1-Sep-17 JohnA
    1-Sep-17 Mick Gold Coast QLD
    5-Sep-17 custard
    10-Sep-17 Bill Clark’s Nephew
    12-Sep-17 Nelson Kidd Players
    13-Sep-17 Tim Neilson
    30-Sep-17 Pedro the Ignorant
    1-Oct-17 Harald
    21-Oct-17 Leigh Lowe
    24-Oct-17 Robber Baron
    6-Nov-17 Squirrel
    9-Nov-17 Craig
    1-Dec-17 pete m
    4-Dec-17 stackja
    7-Dec-17 bystander
    14-Dec-17 John64
    28-Feb-18 Damienski
    6-Jun-18 Zippy the Younger
    18-Aug-18 Marcus
    18-May-19 Slayer of Memes
    23-Jun-19 Andrew
    1-Nov-19 thefrolickingmole
    2-Nov-19 Bruce of Newcastle

    Now we wait!

  14. Snoopy

    Rae it doesn’t surprise me that you’re all in with the cat strangler.

  15. mh

    Last rites for John Howard’s protégé.

  16. Baldrick

    Latest odds –

    Ladbrokes Politics ✔ @LadbrokesAuspol
    MIDDAY #Libspill MARKET UPDATE:

    Peter Dutton WAS $1.95 NOW ⬆️ $1.95

    Scott Morrison WAS $2.25 NOW ⬇️ $2.20

    Julie Bishop WAS $7 NOW ⬇️ $6

  17. Roger

    The Treasurer’s supporters are confident momentum is building within the Liberal Party for him to become Australia’s next prime minister.

    With Frydenberg as deputy, no doubt.

    God, help us.

  18. stackja

    Wait along, (wait along) wait along
    Wait along, wait along
    (Wait along, wait along, wait along, wait along)

  19. I believe Dutton had the numbers but people were frightened of the wrath of Turdball in his revenge. Like Bronwyn Bishop said – he only wants the list for vengance.

    It’s his last blackmail attempt. Signatories know the list will be passed to Photios and co. who are the gatekeepers for the PPP (Post Parliamentary Perks). Anyone signing that piece of paper knows they will be forever blocked from the lucrative post-parliamentary Board positions and other sinecures. So any MP’s in marginal seats who know they might be out next year will want to look after their own interests and ensure they get those three or four ~$75k p.a Board seats. Signing and voting for Bish or ScoMo will get you a reprieve though.

    We’re a corrupt shithole run by selfish fucktards in case you didn’t know by now.

  20. Tom

    And Marcus wins (well he was the closest)

    Custard, there are a number of vote-riggers claiming a different result. We need Dr Martyr to confirm Marcus’s victory.

  21. stackja

    a few seconds agoAugust 24, 2018
    Victorian Liberal State President Michael Kroger has just left a meeting with Mr Dutton …
    Angelo Risso

    Picture courtesy of the Tele’s Sheradyn Holderhead.

  22. stackja

    mh
    #2799472, posted on August 24, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    Last rites for John Howard’s protégé.

    JH was mislead like many.

  23. H B Bear

    Who will tell SloMo what to do if he becomes PM?

  24. Tom

    Sky: Lieboral party room meeting scheduled for 12.20pm.

  25. Stimpson J. Cat

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    I have asked Secretary of State
    @SecPompeo
    to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.”
    @TuckerCarlson
    @FoxNews

    ADL
    @ADL_National
    Deeply troubling. This is a white supremacist talking point. For years they’ve campaigned to stop “white genocide” in South Africa & made false claims about race-based killings of white South African farmers. Our full statement: (link: http://bit.ly/2PziczI) bit.ly/2PziczI

    Surprise Surprise!!!!

  26. H B Bear

    Oops, Michael Photios I guess.

  27. Habib

    Mr Rusty, my paw is elevated. As is anyone not a gullible simpleton.

  28. stackja

    1m agoAugust 24, 2018
    Highlight
    OFFICIAL: The Liberal party-room meeting will be held at 12:20pm
    Angelo Risso

  29. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Who will tell SloMo what to do if he becomes PM?

    The Poofter Stasi.

  30. stackja

    Political Alert
    ‏ @political_alert
    3 minutes ago
    A Liberal Party room meeting will be held at 12:20pm #auspol

  31. Roger

    Who will tell SloMo what to do if he becomes PM?

    Maladroit will play éminence grise.

  32. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The Treasurer’s supporters are confident momentum is building within the Liberal Party for him to become Australia’s next prime minister.

    With Frydenberg as deputy, no doubt.

    God, help us.

    We deserve this.

    We are all sinners and need much healing.

  33. Baldrick

    The Stupid.Fucking.Liberals still don’t get it…

    7 News Brisbane ✔ @7NewsBrisbane
    @TonyAbbottMHR’s sister Christine Forster is being encouraged to run as a candidate in @TurnbullMalcolm’s seat of Wentworth if a by-election is called

    Another Wentworth Fauxservative.

  34. Habib

    Fuck me. Turnbull is demanding that each signature be verified.

    Time for tazers, lots of thorazine and the rubber truck. Seriously, nearly 50 of those fuckers installed this sociopathic piece of shit into the most senior position in the country. He’s making the Waxgoblin appear rational and reasonable FFS.

  35. mh

    Cormann and Dutton walk in together.

  36. stackja

    Annika Smethurst Retweeted
    Samuel Clark
    ‏Verified account @sclark_melbs
    27 minutes ago

    WHIP: Hello loyal backbencher, I’m just calling to verify that this is your signature on the petiton.

    BACKBENCHER: Sure, but how do I verify that I’m speaking to the whip?

  37. calli

    We need 43 signatures (verified) before Marcus is declared the winner.

    Otherwise, it’s Slayer by a fingernail.

  38. Stimpson J. Cat

    Time for tazers, lots of thorazine and the rubber truck. Seriously, nearly 50 of those fuckers installed this sociopathic piece of shit into the most senior position in the country. He’s making the Waxgoblin appear rational and reasonable FFS.

    Bring back Ted! Bring back Ted! Bring back Ted!

  39. stackja

    2GB Pyne not looking happy.

  40. Bruce of Newcastle

    Julie Bishop WAS $7 NOW $6

    Mark Riley reckoned she is the people’s choice.
    Presumably the only people who are people are Greens.

  41. Habib

    I won’t be happy until I see the mincing poodle with a look on his puss like he’s just found that someone shat in his handbag.

  42. stackja

    5m ago August 24, 2018
    Liberal MPs are now filtering into the party room …
    Angelo Risso

    Mr Dutton was joined by Mr Cormann.

    Mr Morrison walked in alone, as did Ms Bishop.

  43. H B Bear

    Another Howard era rising star Artie Sinodinos appears. At least he isn’t in handcuffs.

  44. Snoopy

    Prediction: Christine Forster up against Kerryn Phelps in Wentworth.

  45. Top Ender

    In the Oz:

    Hahahahahaha:


    An uncomfortable fact for backers of Peter Dutton and other Liberal leadership aspirants is that Bishop, a moderate, is the most popular of the lot among voters. If elected leader, she would pose the most serious threat to Bill Shorten’s hopes of taking The Lodge.

    How about:

    is the most popular of the lot among the very limited and skewed sample size of a small poll.

    The childless, rich, fashion-following jetsetter of the Liberal party is hardly an icon for the average Aussie.

  46. OldOzzie

    candy
    #2799274, posted on August 24, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Sneering Speers says “two childcare centres going cheap very soon”.

    He really shouldn’t say that about someone’s business on national TV.

    Did Speers ever make a comment about Kevin Rudd’s Wife making a Fortune of the Federal Government Contracts whilst Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister????

  47. Stimpson J. Cat

    Guys can we have a bit more detail, Monty and I are both at work.
    Thanks in advance.

  48. Tel

    Fuck me. Turnbull is demanding that each signature be verified.

    The official residence of the Prime Minister is called the “Lodge”.

    Getting him back out again (known as “Dislodging”) is more difficult than you would think.

  49. Roger

    We deserve this.

    We are all sinners and need much healing.

    The Liberal Party needs to be exorcised of the Turnbull spirit.

    Only Dutton provides any hope of that, small though it be.

  50. mh

    ABC reporting Arthur Sinodinis is “disgusted”.

    I expected a global hedge fund told him to get out of his sick bed and stop Dutton.

  51. calli

    Have we reached Peak Febrile yet? If not why not?

    Mark Riley now opining that Maolcolm was too far right. 🤣

  52. Tom

    A Stick Hillary victory would be an insult to the rest of the vaginas and a official admission the Lieborals have ZERO chance at an election.

  53. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Turnbull walks in with chinless pissant Craig Kelly.

  54. Baldrick

    Guys can we have a bit more detail, Monty and I are both at work.

    Shhh Stimpy, m0nty’s on the other fred.

  55. Snoopy

    Sneering Speers says “two childcare centres going cheap very soon”.

    That just shows how dumb that sexist idiot is. I’m certain if it came to a choice between parliament or child care centres, Dutton wouldn’t choose parliament.

  56. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Laundy I mean.

    Kelly is the fat decent one.

  57. mh

    Now I’ve got to work, too.

    Turnbull even fucked this up. Cvnt.

  58. Anne

    Bishop, a moderate, is the most popular of the lot among voters.

    😂😂😂😂😂

    Universally loathed.

    She’s the Megyn Kelly of Australian politics.

  59. Leigh Lowe

    I won’t be happy until I see the mincing poodle with a look on his puss like he’s just found that someone shat in his handbag.

    Ha, ha.
    Very sad this morning but managed to say he would be happy to take a ministry whoever wins.
    Not a terribly loyal poodle.

  60. calli

    This business with the child care centres may have implications for other members if it gains traction.

    It would be instructive to examine all the other spouses and their business affairs/family trusts.

  61. Habib

    Of course he would. He has less loyalty and honour than a Frenchman.

  62. Snoopy

    ABC reporting Arthur Sinodinis is “disgusted”.

    Things must be bad. The prospect of thieving $20 million from NSW taxpayers didn’t disgust him.

  63. Stimpson J. Cat

    Shhh Stimpy, m0nty’s on the other fred.

    The ties.
    What color are the ties Goddamit??!!

  64. areff

    At Quadrant, just posted:

    Dutton: The Last, Best Chance

    Allowing that Nero sets aside his fiddle and actually convenes the party room meeting which decency should have obliged him to call on Thursday, Liberals will have a new leader and Australia its latest prime minister. The choice is clear: we get a conservative — or , sooner or later, a new party

  65. Habib

    Prediction: Christine Forster up against Kerryn Phelps in Wentworth. Yes, but who’s going to be running in the seat?

  66. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    ABC reporting Arthur Sinodinis is “disgusted”.

    Obeid’s rent boy is pure filth and a disgrace.

    He should die of shame.

  67. calli

    I understand members’ families are also involved in the “benefit from the Commonwealth” clause.

    Might wipe the whole place out.

    I live in hope.

  68. struth

    An uncomfortable fact for backers of Peter Dutton and other Liberal leadership aspirants is that Bishop, a moderate, is the most popular of the lot among voters. If elected leader, she would pose the most serious threat to Bill Shorten’s hopes of taking The Lodge.

    When the media finally work out it is not about how popular she is amongst voters, it’s how popular she is amongst those who would vote Liberal, they may be worth listening to.
    Malcom was popular with voters who would never vote liberal.
    How’s that working out for the party?

  69. Snoopy

    Stick Hillary holding hands with John Podesta.

    She looks great in lizard skin.

  70. notafan

    I can never work out whether Hilary is dead or president,

  71. Herodotus

    The 40 vote against the spill tells you all you need to know about the Liberals.

  72. Baldrick

    Spill motion carried
    40 to retain Malcolm
    45 for anyone else

  73. calli

    Ties

    Mal – red
    Dutton – turquoise
    Bishop – nude designer pantyhose, blue dress

  74. H B Bear

    Sinodinos has a sense of morality. That come as news to many. ALPBC saying Sinodinos was critical to keeping Waffles in the Lieboral Party. Great work Artie,

  75. Snoopy

    Mal is gorn. If he was telling the truth.

  76. lotocoti

    The chair is against the wall, the chair is against the wall.
    John has a long mustache, John has a long mustache.

  77. jupes

    Spill motion carried
    40 to retain Malcolm
    45 for anyone else

    The ABC reported this after telling us that they wouldn’t report texts from inside the party room.

    Well that lasted until the first text. Integrity.

  78. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    @ComfortablySmug

    Today is going to be an insane day.

    It always is.

  79. calli

    Seven saying Dutton is toast because 40votes against spill.

  80. Baldrick

    Sky claim Bishop out in the first round.

  81. Snoopy

    JBish the people’s choice is gorn!

  82. Herodotus

    Bishop’s betting odds were correct.

  83. Roger

    Now who will the ladies vote for?

  84. Anne

    Stick Hillary holding hands with John Podesta.

    She looks great in lizard skin.

    Oh, I thought she was topless.

  85. Arky

    Hurry up and flush that bastard.
    A have a Model A to work on.

  86. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sky claim Bishop out in the first round.

    Bones Brigade Banished!

  87. zyconoclast

    Remember how Brazil, Ecuador and Peru condemned Arizona over illegal immigration in 2010?
    By Monica Showalter

    Remember how Arizona Governor Jan Brewer got piled on by 17 Latin American nations in 2010, condemning her state for attempting to enforce federal immigration law based on the reality that Arizona was being overrun by illegals and the Obama administration was doing nothing? It was bad enough that the Obama administration sued her state to end the law, something it only did with partial success. But then Latin states such as Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador joined the fun, piously weighing in to sign on to a highly questionable Friend of the Court brief led by Mexico, condemning Arizona for trying to enforce U.S. immigration law.

    Scroll forward to 2018. Now the shoe is on the other tootsie.

    Because right now, those are the very nations pulling up the drawbridge to illegals as their own countries get inundated by vast human waves of Venezuelans flooding over their borders without papers.

    Ecuador has announced that anyone entering its country is going to need a passport. No more entries without papers, given that 500,000 of them have already gotten in. “This is going to skyrocket,” said one Ecuadoran official. After that, Peru, which just recently saw 5,000 Venezuelan border crossings without papers in one day, announced the same bid to enforce borders. It follows from Colombia tightening its passport requirements, and both Colombia and Brazil just plain sealing their borders to make the human waves stop. Chile, too, tightened entry rules after it got flooded. The latest news is that Brazil is now deploying troops to fight the migrants.

    Comically, Colombia, which has pretty much let all comers in and expected them to fan out across the continent, says it is upset about Peru’s and Ecuador’s new passport requirements, because, well, they now get to keep the million or so people who had been ready to move onward. (More than 2 million Venezuelans have fled socialism, most running to the first place they could find, which was Colombia, but they have also overrun Brazil). It probably doesn’t help that a Colombian judge recently ruled that the incomers were fully entitled to the benefits of Colombia’s vast health care system without having paid anything in. The U.S. has just dispatched a hospital ship to the Colombian coast to help pick up the pieces, given that Colombia is otherwise a good American ally.

    While I pity the plight of these sick Venezuelan refugees from socialism and fully support the U.S. mercy mission, there is also the main issue of why these countries don’t want to be overrun. Like the illegals who rolled into Arizona that Colombia and the others had such tough words for, quite a few of these people are criminals who have wrought havoc on the countries they invaded. It’s gotten so bad that in one Brazilian town, the locals literally ran them all out of town.

    Which was exactly what happened in Arizona.

    Yet these were the very countries that condemned Arizona for wanting to enforce simple federal immigration law in the wake of the Obama administration’s opposition to it.

    They piled on, they condemned Arizona, and they did Mexico’s bidding, telling Arizona that it had no right to enforce immigration laws and the interests of illegals should reign supreme. Based on what they claimed, no cop has a right to stop a person suspected to be in the country illegally, because, well, they have to stand up for their nationals and potential human rights violations (in their countries where locals had none) were just too important.

    Their hypocrisy is now evident in their new passport requirements and desperate efforts to halt the human waves, even with border shutdowns and troops.

    What’s more, it’s compounded by the fact that for years, they defended the ‘sovereignty’ of Venezuela’s socialist hellhole even as it was ever more obvious that human waves would be the final result. They defended Venezuela against Bad Gringo in the Organization of American States, they stood up for that dump when President Trump let it get out that invasion was on the table, they defended Chavez at the various Summits of the Americas, and they denied there was any sort of problem that might just come back to bite them in the butt.

    Their farsighted ‘thinking’ has brought them the human waves, same human waves Arizona was raked over the coals for. An apology for that court stunt against Arizona is now just a little overdue.

  88. Snoopy

    Now wait for the honeymoon bounce!

  89. Herodotus

    Sky running the line that Cormann & Co were wrong. But they were probably correct at the time, and if the meeting had gone ahead yesterday we’d have seen for sure. But so much binding in the swamp has been possible by delaying and now the S.F. Libs are heading for an electoral disaster.

  90. Pedro the Ignorant

    This is fun!

    Nothing like seeing a river of blood in Canberra streets and listening to the howling and gnashing of teeth of the losers.

    I am grinning like a loon.

  91. Arky

    This OH&S stuff is useless.
    I was wearing safety glasses just now and I still copped a bit of red hot metal in the eye.

  92. areff

    It’s Morrison, according to 3AW

  93. Tom

    That was the Lieboral suicide note. They know they have no chance of winning an election.

  94. Snoopy

    Big win for the Photos/Zimmerman faction.

  95. Arky

    Morrison it is.

    ..
    Losers.

  96. Snoopy

    LJ: It’s a vote for the continuity of the party!

  97. Rossini

    We are still Forked as a country.
    What was the point of ousting Turnbul

  98. Herodotus

    Sky triumvirate crowing that the move to the evil right has been averted.

  99. zyconoclast

    People with criminal records urged to become magistrates

    Chair of the Magistrates’ Association John Bache said it was “completely erroneous” that those with an old, minor criminal record would not be considered as candidates.

    “We all make mistakes, we all do things we shouldn’t have done,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

    “But we want to increase diversity, and if we did say anyone who’s ever done anything wrong ever isn’t going to be appointed that’s no way at all to increase diversity.”

    There are just 16,000 magistrates in England and Wales – less than half the number 20 years ago, Mr Bache has previously said.

    The role sees volunteers hear cases in criminal and family courts on issues like minor assaults, motoring offences and arranging for children to be taken into care.

    Currently 12% of magistrates are from black or minority backgrounds, while only 4% are under 40, compared to 55% aged over 60.

    Mr Bache said: “I wouldn’t want [candidates] to think that because they’ve got a relatively minor criminal record some years ago that they’re not going to be accepted as a magistrate, because that would be completely erroneous.

    “People aren’t applying from ethnic minorities because they have the idea that people from their backgrounds don’t become magistrates and that is obviously erroneous.”

  100. JMH

    Better to have Morrison in smoking ruin at the bottom of the cliff with the other 44 traitors. Dutton in to rebuild the party after Shorten wins the election.

  101. Snoopy

    Now, how many Libs will join the Australian Conservatives and move to the cross bench?

  102. calli

    Small mercies.

    Turntoad is gone.

  103. Habib

    I for one welcome our new dripping wet SloMo overlords.

  104. Herodotus

    “Continuity” has been achieved – continuing down the slope.

  105. bundyrum

    No change then…slomo in.

  106. zyconoclast

    Better to have Morrison in smoking ruin at the bottom of the cliff with the other 44 traitors. Dutton in to rebuild the party after Shorten wins the election.

    Dutton is done. He will lose his seat at the next election.
    He took his chance and missed. He won’t die wondering.

  107. Snoopy

    Sky triumvirate crowing that the move to the evil right has been averted.

    If you weren’t already short on jackboots, it’s too late.

  108. Arky

    The Liberal party is unteachable.

  109. Viva

    I agree JMH

    Our two votes will now be withdrawn from the Libs in Wentworth

  110. Herodotus

    Kieran: we can now have the broad church where the right pull their heads in.

  111. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stop The Votes!!!!

  112. Snoopy

    Dutton is done. He will lose his seat at the next election.

    Why would he bother standing?

  113. bundyrum

    Will waffles change his mind for resignation now that slomo is in?

  114. Stimpson J. Cat

    Can someone please describe the look on Abbott’s face and his tie.
    Also the brand of Pynes handbag, and is he wearing heels or wedges.
    Thanks in advance.

  115. Anne

    Nothing like seeing a river of blood in Canberra streets…

    No Pedro, that was the Eid festival.

    Compared with Islam, Canberra is a slappy, slappy kindergarten push and shove.

    Soon though.

    Come the glorious New World Order Agenda 2030.

  116. Baldrick

    Bwhahahaha Morrison and Frydenberg

  117. zyconoclast

    Also the brand of Pynes handbag, and is he wearing heels or wedges.

    He is wearing wedges but they a not visually obvious.

  118. Rossini

    What a disappointment this has been. The Liberals demise. What was the point. As a country was Forked.
    All those who can afford being governed buy Paris are either on welfare or government employees or the
    defined benefits super scheme. Leechs all of them.
    Bring on the next challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  119. Herodotus

    Frydenberg will add to the “continuity”. Just needs Bishop back in Foreign Affairs and they can carry on over the cliff.

  120. Gab

    More importantly did Turnbull miss out on a PM’s pension?

  121. Herodotus

    There’s nothing in this for the Base.

  122. zyconoclast

    When will Friedeggburger get sent to the HC for section 44 breach?

  123. Snoopy

    Queensland LNP members should join the Nats party room and rip ministries off the Libs.

  124. JMH

    There’s nothing in this for the Base.

    That was the main intention, I believe.

  125. C.L.

    Ahahahahahahaha,
    The Liberals turn further to the left.
    That’ll work.

  126. calli

    Sinodinos can now die happy.

  127. Gab

    Libs still won’t win the next election

  128. Tom

    Backbench turkeys just voted for Christmas — truly the stupidest people ever born.

  129. Snoopy

    The Sky girls are crowing now, but I suspect there is some anguish in their near future.

  130. Anne

    Friedenberg. How ghastly.

    Has anyone checked his lineage. Any grandparents come from Germany after WW2.

    I’d be beefing up security if I were ScoMo.

    Perhaps a food taster.

  131. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bill Shorten Save Us From These Degenerate Lackluster Lying Liberals!!!

  132. Baldrick

    The Stupid.Fucking.Liberals have just voted to give us more of the same.
    Pathetic.

  133. Robber Baron

    Corey Bernardi has just been vindicated again for his decision to dump the Liberals.

    Bernardi and Hanson will be smiling all the way to the next election.

  134. Top Ender

    Interesting.

    Born again Christian.

    Border Master.

    Not as dry as Dutton.

    Not as wet as Bishop.

    A big improvement on Turncoat.

    I give him a 7 out of 10. Prepared to be disappointed.

    What’s his Cabinet going to be? if he is wise he will put Dutton into Immigration and Tones into Defence.

  135. Robber Baron

    ScoMo must appoint Kelly O’Dwyer to the treasury role. Continue to destruction…but faster!

  136. Chris

    Morrison it is.

    ..
    Losers.

    Well, I hoped the SFL might start working as a team for Australia, but that was only a pathetically forlorn hope.

    For the Turnbull Coalition Team there has never been a more exciting time to be alive and eligible for Newstart. So there’s that.

  137. Bruce of Newcastle

    More importantly did Turnbull miss out on a PM’s pension?

    Even more importantly, will Photios pay back Mal’s loan?

  138. Chris

    Fuck off Clint. Fuck off and die.

  139. calli

    I suspected it. Now I know.

  140. Top Ender

    Still a day to celebrate.

    Turnbull is gorn gorn gorn.

  141. Zyconoclast

    Vanstone the ventriloquist.

    She can talk and rim Slomo at the same time.

  142. Tom

    I suspected it. Now I know.

    He got through.

    Doomlord, your attention is required.

  143. bundyrum

    Well i am happy to help vote the libs out next election.

  144. Arky

    I think that was Barbarella you were watching Clint.
    You are terminally confused.

  145. Anne

    Turnbull is gorn gorn gorn.

    Yes, there is that. And Stick Hillary didn’t rank so that’s a blessing.

    It’s just that it seems like, no matter how many times we change the jockey the horse keeps running in the same direction.

    Government power grows. Individual sovereignty shrinks.

    Anyway, it’s a gorgeous day. Turn off the devices. ☀️🚶🏼‍♀️🐶🍁🍹

  146. Eyrie

    Shorten must be rolling around on the floor of his office pissing himself laughing.

  147. Stimpson J. Cat

    I was merely pointing out that some so called holocaust survivors have been found to have made things up such as the rollercoaster death machine and the masturbation machine and that a lot of people claim to have survived the holocaust so we should be skeptical of some of them.

    The idea that some J$wish people in the world could actually lie is incredibly offensive Clint.
    Just outrageous.

  148. Chris

    Shorten must be rolling around on the floor of his office pissing himself laughing.

    Well, he can sent someone over to measure the Lodge for new curtains, I reckon.

  149. Herodotus

    Turnbull to speak at 2pm. No word on how many signatures he required for that.

  150. Herodotus

    It remains to be seen whether there’s any rejigging of policies at all under the new management.
    If not, then they’re finished.

  151. Dammit, that stomach sinking feeling I had all morning was true. Really shouldn’t hold out hope like that, the Turd had too many cards up his sleeve and self-interest always wins.

    The ACP really needs to step up to the plate now. Run candidates in all the seats of the traitors and sell-outs. The Laundy’s, Zimmerman’s and the fat fag in Goldstein. Become what The Greens are to Labor.

    This broad church shit has been a disaster, it’s the multi-culturalism of politics.

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Get stuffed’, Italy’s deputy PM Salvini tells stranded migrants

    By Philip Willan
    The Times
    9:33AM August 24, 2018

    Italy’s interior minister told 150 migrants spending an eighth day on the Mediterranean to “get stuffed” as he sought to bolster his dominance of Rome’s populist government.

    Matteo Salvini, the League leader and deputy prime minister, had relented and allowed 27 unaccompanied migrants among the 190 on an Italian coastguard ship off the coast of Catania to disembark. Thirteen people in poor health were landed on Lampedusa.

    However, he made clear that the remainder, picked up in Maltese waters on August 16, were unwelcome. “In Italy, no way, like in Australia,” he said in a live interview on Facebook filmed on a phone. “You don’t set foot illegally in Italy or Europe.”

  153. Herodotus

    Speers doesn’t seem to think 45 is a majority. He keeps harping on about Cormann & Co as if they were wrong in saying what they did.

  154. Bruce of Newcastle

    Clint – Seriously, there has been a renewed rise lately in anti-Semitism especially amongst the Left. Corbyn has been sprung cosying up with Hamas repeatedly. The Dems in the US are celebrating the nominations of J-w haters to Congress. Do you not think that the national socialists would also be of similar mind?

    Socialists are socialists. There is a very strong resentment of Yahweh amongst them, which they take out on both J-ws and Christians.

  155. Herodotus

    Speers asks if Tony will maintain the rage against the new leader. I expect Tony will continue to speak about policies, not about people necessarily.
    So once again we see the implicit accusation that it’s all Tony’s fault and it’s about personalities.

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why is the holocaust the one thing in history that cannot be question?

    It’s just one of life’s big mysteries Clint.
    Some things we just can’t talk about, and will never understand.
    Like the Big Bang and Evolution and Women.
    I wish I could help you.

  157. Top Ender

    People lie all the time about their past to seek status, such as lying about military service…

    Couple of things are an alert to that.

    “He could never talk about his service, as it was so hush-hush.”

    “He was a commando…”

    1) no WWI/WWII/Korea/Vietnam stuff now is….

    2) he usually wasn’t.

  158. Goanna

    It will be interesting to see how much money from the Cormack Foundation finds its way into the limp wristed Liberal Party.

  159. Cactus

    Turnbull screwed me 1 last time. Had money on him earlier this week on “Will Turnbull Face a Leadership Ballot”. Sportsbet has ruled this to be a no, saying Turnbull resigned prior to a ballot and didn’t participate in one…

    Turnbull screwed me one last time.

  160. Herodotus

    Speers asks Abetz if the evil right will continue to “misbehave” and bring pressure to bear. Abetz says let’s see how things go, but he expects a more consultative modus operandi.
    Speers won’t let go, he wants to characterise the right as spoilers. Abetz says it’s about policies not personalities.
    Speers wants the result to be that calls for Paris exit stop. He wants to run Liberal policy.
    “Stop being public in your attacks.”
    Speers should run for parliament if he wants to run policy. Will he stop his public statements, I think not.

  161. Top Ender

    Morrison profiled:

    Loyal lieutenant’s rapid rise up Liberal leadership ladder

    BRAD NORINGTON
    ASSOCIATE EDITOR

    Scott Morrison’s rise up the Liberal leadership ladder has been remarkably quick and efficient.

    Aside from any innate political talents, his elevation to key ministerial roles — to the point that he is today a serious contender for the top job — is also a reflection of the tribulations of his party. In large part, Morrison is the product of a leadership revolving door that has dogged the Liberals, and Labor too, for a decade.

    At 50, elected to parliament for the first time in 2007 when the ­Coalition was thrown into a six-year spell in opposition, Morrison has now held the key portfolios of immigration minister, social ser­vices minister and now Treasurer.

    It has been as Malcolm Turnbull’s Treasurer, a common springboard position for any aspiring leader, that Morrison has boosted his profile to household name status. But it was as Tony Abbott’s immigration minister, as the man who turned back the boats and seemingly adopted an uncompromising stance, giving little or no public information out about the implementation of Operation Sovereign Borders, where Morrison earned his reputation as a tough operator critical to the ­Coalition’s political success.

    It was perhaps fortuitous for Morrison that Abbott moved him out of immigration to social ser­vices in a 2014 reshuffle: Morrison was handed the opportunity to broaden his image, and not be ­saddled with a reputation as a harsh, negative, one-dimensional figure of the sort that has hurt Peter Dutton’s appeal factor with many voters the longer he spent in the job.

    As Treasurer, Morrison has been fortunate to preside over a healthy if at times sluggish economy. His budgets, unlike those of predecessor Joe Hockey, have been generally well received. He is from the churchgoing conservative Right of the party, with social views not dissimilar to those of Dutton, but he has remained loyal to the more moderate Turnbull.

    Abbott became most agitated with Morrison in 2015 when he felt Morrison ran dead, or did not do enough, to support his prime ministership from an assault by the Turnbull conspirators.

    Morrison is not without other critics, especially in the media. His run-ins with broadcasters Ray Hadley and Alan Jones have been spectacular, and tensions could continue if Morrison becomes prime minister today. The frequent complaint about Labor politicians is they are often party hacks recruited from the campaign mach­ine. Morrison is the Liberal equivalent, if there is one.

    Despite stints with the Property Council and Australian Tourism Taskforce, it was his years as a NSW state party director from 2000 to 2004 that most defined his political pedigree and style, and helped his party connections.

    He was a protege of Bruce Baird and took Baird’s seat in Sydney’s south. Through the years of ­Abbott and Turnbull wrangling in opposition and then government, Morrison rose through the frontbench ranks as a loyalist of one and then the other.

    WHO IS SCOTT MORRISON?

    * Born May 13, 1968 in Sydney

    * Married to Jenny and has two daughters

    * Often referred to as ScoMo

    * Studied an economics and geography degree at the University of NSW

    * General Manager of Tourism Council between 1996-1998, then Director of the New Zealand Office of Tourism and Sport 1998-2000.

    * State Director of the NSW Liberal Party 2000-2004

    * As director of Tourism Australia 2004-2006 he presided over the campaign featuring the slogan “Where The Bloody Hell Are You?

    * Elected as the Federal Member for Cook in 2007 after first losing the preselection to Michael Towke, who was disendorsed over reported branch stacking

    * Appointed to the front bench by federal Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull in 2008 * Took on shadow minister for immigration and citizenship in 2009 following Tony Abbott’s leadership spill

    * Appointed by Tony Abbott as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from September 2013, then Minister for Social Services from December 2014

    * After Malcolm Turnbull replaced Tony Abbott as prime minister he was made Treasurer from September 2015

    * Holds the safe seat of Cook in southern Sydney with a margin of 15.4 per cent.

  162. Bruce of Newcastle

    Loyal lieutenant’s rapid rise up Liberal leadership ladder

    Loyal? LOL. Don’t bother reading after the first two words.

  163. Herodotus

    WE thought Morro was good when he was tough, and we think Dutton is now.

  164. Helen

    I wonder if Morrow will offer treasury to Mal.

  165. max

    Amanda Vanstone just won’t shut it about Evil Abbott. Says he’s full of hate. She,on the other hand, is full of pus.

  166. Snoopy

    Mandy loathes Abbott because he’s not a chubby chaser.

  167. Herodotus

    Turnbull: I’ve achieved a lot, and disloyalty only started a week ago. Not when I stabbed those other former leaders. My main aim has always been to keep the party together.

  168. Anne

    Don’t sweat it, Clint.

    The Pharisees were a social club.

    Camel fanciers mostly. 😍🐪🐫🐪

  169. DrBeauGan

    Well I’ll follow zk2a’s advice. I’ll buy the champagne to celebrate getting rid of the abominable Turnbull, and drink it to cheer me up on getting SloMo.

    The libs are doomed, deservedly.

  170. Herodotus

    Chris Uhlmann next. Is he here? No.
    Control freak to the end.

  171. Herodotus

    Laura Jayes approves his message.

  172. Cactus

    Where is Scomo on global warming?

  173. Herodotus

    I’m worried about the split in Sky. There must be such resentment that they have to have people like Bolt, Dean and Cameron in the stable.
    It might lead to some sort of insurgency one day. Latham has already felt the sharpness of the offenderati knives.

  174. Snoopy

    I’m worried about the split in Sky.

    Sky is in desperate need of balance. Maybe Nicholas Reece could feature more prominently during daytime?

  175. calli

    Keep ‘em talking long enough and it all dribbles out. This one didn’t have two names, so it was another weirdo or a new MO.

    Depressing if the former, sad if the latter.

  176. DrBeauGan

    Keep ‘em talking long enough and it all dribbles out. This one didn’t have two names, so it was another weirdo or a new MO.

    Depressing if the former, sad if the latter.

    We can deal with the odd whacko, Calli. Or the occasional resurgence of bird. They shouldn’t worry you. Once they are identified, Doomlord smites, and all is back to normal. 😊

  177. calli

    They don’t, Beau.

    I’ve never called for a smiting yet, and likely never will. Speech should be free as a bird, even the odious ones.

  178. Myrddin Seren

    calli

    Speech should be free as a bird, even the odious ones.

    Ideally yes.

    But I think we can safely say there are legal jeopardies for Our Esteemed host if people post real contentious stuff here.

    And once Labor and the Greens get in, expect to have to apply for a license to post here.

  179. DrBeauGan

    I’ve never called for a smiting yet, and likely never will. Speech should be free as a bird, even the odious ones.

    +10^6.., Calli. I like the loons in plain sight. I guess Doomlord has to worry about legal action, given current hate speech laws, so I can understand the smiting, but I don’t like the laws. Shutting down speech you don’t like is counterproductive. Far better to point out what’s wrong with it. And laugh at the idiots.

  180. Delta A

    Sorry, that was supposed to link to the third ‘joke’ in that list.

    In essence, it said: Change of PM in Australia is time to change smoke alarms.

    (Not so funny when it has to be explained.) 🙁

  181. Top Ender

    Julie Bishop wuz robbed.

    News.com news analysis quality not.

  182. rickw

    This OH&S stuff is useless.
    I was wearing safety glasses just now and I still copped a bit of red hot metal in the eye.

    Yep, safety glasses gnaw away at your natural reflex to briefly close your eyes when doing something dangerous!

  183. DrBeauGan

    Top Ender
    #2800150, posted on August 24, 2018 at 3:42 pm
    Julie Bishop wuz robbed.

    News.com news analysis quality not.

    Can we conjecture that Shannon Molloy is a woman, and believes that having a front hole is an essential qualification for high office? Or just a sad epsilon male?

  184. calli

    Yes, the legal implications are always the rub.

    And it’s not my blog.

    The tolerance level here is the highest anywhere on the interwebs. Exhibit A – Doomy tolerates me. 🙂

  185. calli

    Now that’s curious. In his list of biggest losers, Mark Riley opines:

    – Peter Dutton
    – Tony Abbott
    – “certain bullying individuals”
    – the Australian people

    Not Turnbull who lost the top job.

  186. notafan

    ugly anti semitism and it has a Catallaxy regular echo

    Free speech doesn’t mean handing over this site to depraved loonies either

  187. Myrddin Seren

    In his list of biggest losers, Mark Riley opines:

    – Tony Abbott

    Riley should get up every morning with his motor functions intact and thank his stars for Tony Abbott’s grace and humility in not smashing Riley in to the 22nd Century for his ‘shit happens’ gotcha.

  188. calli

    Nota! Good to see you. Hope all is well with you.

  189. DrBeauGan

    Free speech doesn’t mean handing over this site to depraved loonies either

    Nobody suggested that. Your natural authoritarianism is showing, Notafan. And the idea that there is support on the Çat for anti-Semitism is preposterous. We treat jooz here the same way we do everybody else. As individuals. Entitled to say what they think and argued with if we disagree.

  190. DrBeauGan

    Yes, it’s good to see you, Notafan, you old crosspatch. I hope your problem is over.

  191. The hagiography of the Turd is being emotively crafted, as we speak, by their Abc.
    Rabz em to the quick.

  192. Anne

    Why was Clint banned? Censored for challenging popular history? Seriously?

    Do you think Governments wouldn’t, couldn’t, lie??? Is that within the realms of possibility.

    The Government, History, told us JFK was killed by a lone activist.

    History told us Man landed on the Moon with a Freemason astronaut telling us the Van Allen belts weren’t a problem for them back then.

    History tells us Muslims with box cutters flew aluminium planes straight through steel buildings.

    What the hell is wrong with challenging the “official” narrative? Are you sheep! Too terrified to be politically incorrect or offend lest the thought police reduce your social credit rating. Then you pat yourselves on the back for ousting the wrong speak guy.

    Pathetic!

    You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    You too Sinc.

  193. areff

    “masturbation machines”, Anne?

  194. None

    So Norrington just told you what I’ve been telling you here and on other threads for years. Scott Morrison has never had a real job. He’s been on the public teeth since forever. He is a coat tailer

  195. Anne

    Go ahead, smite me.

    The cattle will applaud you for it.

  196. struth

    I’ve been to the concentration camps and the gas chambers.

    how can anyone deny this?

  197. Nick

    Abbott lives in the media’s heads. I’m laughing at how ‘powerful’ he’s become, our own Emanuel Goldstein.

  198. None

    Doomlord smote me under a different moniker once because dot had a big hissy fit and lied about things I wrote. Never once could point to any evidence. One can be smitten for all sorts of reasons.

  199. Baldrick

    Anne, are you still there?

  200. Why was Clint banned?

    Because Clint was a front-hole of the first order.
    The acidic prawn should have been banned weeks ago.

  201. None

    Are you referring to Holocaust denial struth? The deniers 10 to say that the extent of the Holocaust was wildly exaggerated and all makeup other explanations. As far as I’m concerned Holocaust deniers are crab pots but treating them as scary monsters who need to be controlled, have visas denied etc just Lying Eyes is that and feeds the paranoia off there followers. They should be openly laughed and mocked but even that has been denied us by all this fuckwittery diversity leftist b******* which demands that I embrace every f****** lunatic who falls apart at microaggressions. So this is another example I love how controlling speech allows lunatics to breed and encourages even more control of speech.

  202. DrBeauGan

    Anne
    #2800182, posted on August 24, 2018 at 4:11 pm
    Go ahead, smite me.

    The cattle will applaud you for it.

    You are nutty as a fruitcake, Anne, but Doomlord doesn’t smite all fruitcakes, only those that could get him into legal hot water or are confirmed thread disruptors. Clint was not just doubting the orthodoxy. You do that all the time, and well past the point of sanity, and not a smite in sight.

  203. Tom

    Pathetic!
    You should be ashamed of yourselves.
    You too Sinc.

    Annie, you just confirmed you are an unstable fruitcake truther conspiracy theorist. Very disappointing for a country girl: you’re supposed to have commonsense.

    Go and join the Greenfilth. You belong together.

  204. Chris

    You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    No, Anne.
    Some remarks can be taken as indicators of the character of the maker, not as to their courage in ‘questioning narratives’. All of us are capable of looking at evidence of politically unacceptable ideas, most draw a line that does not include….
    In this nitwit’s case he is not fairly discussing a potentially controversial topic but dragging that topic in to manipulate us and bring Sinc’s blog into disrepute. That is not fair use for the offense level it might cost.
    You, on the other hand, don’t do that.

  205. OldOzzie

    2 Long but fascinating Articles from RealClearInvestigations

    Despite Comey Assurances, Vast Bulk of Weiner Laptop Emails Were Never Examined

    When then-FBI Director James Comey announced he was closing the Hillary Clinton email investigation for a second time just days before the 2016 election, he certified to Congress that his agency had “reviewed all of the communications” discovered on a personal laptop used by Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, and her husband, Anthony Weiner.

    At the time, many wondered how investigators managed over the course of one week to read the “hundreds of thousands” of emails residing on the machine, which had been a focus of a sex-crimes investigation of Weiner, a former Congressman.

    Comey later told Congress that “thanks to the wizardry of our technology,” the FBI was able to eliminate the vast majority of messages as “duplicates” of emails they’d previously seen. Tireless agents, he claimed, then worked “night after night after night” to scrutinize the remaining material.

    But virtually none of his account was true, a growing body of evidence reveals.

    Timeline: How the FBI Ignored Hundreds of Thousands of Clinton Emails

  206. calli

    Anne does excellent work here.

    I, for one, salute our lizard overlords.

    Oh look! They’re doing a presser as we speak.

  207. OldOzzie

    And from Victoriastan the State with no Police Force or Laws

    Teen arrests after armed thugs try to rob store with meat cleaver

    A pair of Victorian teenagers are in police custody today after they allegedly tried to rob a suburban pizza shop with metal bars and a meat cleaver.

    Police allege a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old boy and another male entered Slices Family Restaurant in Caroline Springs last night with weapons after 9.30pm while customers, including a seven-year-old girl, were still eating.

    “Three males … allegedly entered the premises armed with metal bars and a meat cleaver, “ police said in a statement.

    They allegedly threatened customers and tried, but failed, to get access to the till.

    The staff were all in another part of the store at the time locking the back door.

    The boys allegedly left with nothing and went on try rob a bottle shop in nearby Sydenham. But they were chased out by a staff member with a baseball bat.

    Slices venue manager Melanie Ayres, who left 10 minutes before her shop was attacked, said crime in her suburb was “out of control” and that several stores had been robbed.

    “There’s no way I would be let out at 9.30pm on a Thursday night when I was 16,” she said, “where are the parents? These kids around here are out of control.”

    Ms Ayres has lived in the area most of her life and said she’s noticed an uptick in youth crime in the past five years and noted a recent brawl in Taylors Hill where gangs of African-Australian youths fought over a girl.

    “There was that riot in Taylors Hill and now this,” she said, “people around here are scared sh*tless.”

    Supervisor Ray Jalloul said the young girl, a regular and Caroline Springs local, was still traumatised by the attack on Slices. He wants a clamp down on out-of-control youths.

    “They need tougher penalties, quite a few shops around here have been targeted,” he said, “There are no boundaries.”

    Mr Jalloul was at the shop last night when it was robbed but said he felt he had to come back despite his experience.

    “This is my workplace, it’s my home,” he said, “We have to show the customers that we’re safe and that we’re making sure they’re safe.”

  208. struth

    I think that the Joo haters tend to be loons who can not stay off the subject, and hate runs through their veins.

    They are pure racists who seem to not be able to do anything but rave on about it.
    We have racist sentiment expressed here, but anti-Semites are loons of the first order, and obsessed.

    It’s not called a bird strike for nothing.

  209. JC

    If this even under consideration it’s time to get the fuck out of the country.

    Tony Abbott’s sister, city councillor Christine Forster, is considering a tilt for Liberal Party preselection.

    It’s done .

  210. DrBeauGan

    Anne does excellent work here.

    She would be very funny if she were merely posing as a fruitcake. But she is altogether too convincing, and I hear my old granny telling me “It is cruel to mock the afflicted.”

  211. pete m

    JC, she is a local member and elected to the local council – why can’t she run?

    I think it would be funny to sit her next to Tony on the backbench.

  212. jupes

    Teen arrests after armed thugs try to rob store with meat cleaver

    What’s the bet they will be out on bail by tonight?

  213. JC

    Pete

    The suggestion is to run under the illiberal banner.

  214. Baldrick

    Tony Abbott’s sister, city councillor Christine Forster, is considering a tilt for Liberal Party preselection.

    Tipped to take a run in Wentworth after Waffles pulls the pin, whenever that will be.
    Still unsure if she’ll be running as a Greens or Labor candidate.
    Other Cats may know.

  215. pete m

    jc – she is a member of the libs.

    Just read this at news:

    Mr Turnbull’s department reportedly attempted to order departments to cut off IT and phones in the offices of ministers who quit yesterday, according to The Australian.
    The newspaper reported a source suggested it was intended to stop them from communicating but the move was against usual protocol.

    What a complete toad.

  216. pete m

    lol the former communications minister tried to kill communications despite 99% of them using WhatsApp and mobiles – total loser!

  217. DrBeauGan

    The suggestion is to run under the illiberal banner.

    There are already far too many twisted leftie sickos in the parliamentary liberal party.

  218. DrBeauGan

    What a complete toad.

    And all bona fide liberals.

  219. calli

    Mr Turnbull’s department reportedly attempted to order departments to cut off IT and phones in the offices of ministers who quit yesterday, according to The Australian.

    That can’t be right. Mark Riley said there was “bullying in the corridors” of PH to get the 43 signatures.

    And “certain people” should be ashamed of themselves.

  220. notafan

    Hope all is well with you.

    Sadly not Calli, not a health issue , just a living nightmare for my family that must be endured, because we have no choice but to so.

    It will have an end, that is all I can say.

  221. calli

    I have been prompted to pray for you and your family now and then, Nota. I will continue to do so.

  222. Elle

    Just catching up on things. I see people telling Clint to ‘f’ off and he has now been smited by Sinc. I knew I was right and wasn’t being over sensitive to his comment directed at me when I outed myself as a J*w. Some can smell an anti-semite a mile off. I can. Glad he is gone. Now back to the happenings today. Morrison? Seriously? He’s another Turnbull. I can’t see who can bring the Libs back to a conservative party. We are stuffed.

  223. notafan

    Much appreciated Calli

  224. OldOzzie

    More Benefits from the Middle East

    ‘Camel flu’ scare in LEEDS: Patient is diagnosed with killer virus as health officials scramble to contact passengers who were on the same plane from the Middle East

    A patient from the Middle East is being treated for the killer MERS virus in England, health officials have today confirmed.

    MERS, caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, kills a third of those it strikes. It is considered one of the 10 most urgent threats to humanity by the World Health Organization, as it has no cure.

    MERS often leaves patients battling symptoms of a common cold – but it can lead to pneumonia and kidney failure, which can both prove deadly.

    It can be spread by touching infected camels or other humans struck down by the bug, although it is poorly understood by virologists.

  225. pete m

    Planning ahead for a Labor government in power but with Senate cross benchers to appease.

    What should we do ideas, perhaps:

    1. minimise super – fed labour sees it as the last great financial resource and you bet the rules will be changed. SMSF big target

    2. residential investment properties – another cash cow for them – be careful of gearing

    3. trusts / company tax structures – I can see them going hard after trusts.

    4. interest rates – I’d factor in 1-2 % higher rates in planning

    5. energy prices skyrocketing – they will go hard on renewables and prices today will seem fair in comparison – put up more solar now. Why pay any energy bill at all?

    Just some brief thoughts.

    Oh and 6. freedom of speech will be attacked like never before.

  226. cohenite

    Oh and 6. freedom of speech will be attacked like never before.

    Finkelstein on steroids.

  227. calli

    Yes, Elle. He just needed to talk some more.

    You never tell these types to shut up. With every word they reveal more of their heart, and their obsession. Once over the legal threshold though, it’s byebyes.

  228. Mater

    Planning ahead for a Labor government in power but with Senate cross benchers to appease.

    7. Don’t die whilst Death Duties are in force.

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just some brief thoughts.

    Death duties and a wealth tax, in some form.

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