Monday Forum: August 27, 2018

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  1. Bushkid

    Gosh, it’s quiet here, wonder where everyone is……

  2. Mark A

    Signed up for gab.i after someone mentioned it yesterday on the OT.
    Got a message this morning; “Donald J. Trump followed you.”
    noice.

  3. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    and forth!

  4. Roger

    Looks like the Australian public isn’t that keen on having ScoMo follow them around from dawn to dusk.

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Morning, all.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    Vulture capitalism.

    “Predatory” Chicago Funeral Homes Make Killing Amid Soaring Murder Rate

    Chicago funeral homes are raking it in amid the city’s largely ignored murder epidemic, reports Fox News.

    Taking advantage of a taxpayer-funded scheme which guarantees up to $7,500 in funeral expenses for the families of homicide victims, several funeral directors have been accused of inflating prices or charging families for services which were never performed.

    “Every funeral home in the state knows that victims get $7,500 for a funeral and it’s their goal to charge the entire amount because it’s easy money,” Susan Johnson, executive director of Chicago Survivors, told Fox News.

    So the socialists are giving families $7,500 of free money if a family member is murdered? Amazing that the murder rate in Chicago is so high.

  7. v_maet

    Angus Taylor seems like a good pick for Energy, anti Renewable Energy Target and pro gas production.
    Let’s just hope he isn’t hamstrung by ScoMo and the wets.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angus_Taylor_(politician)#Publications

  8. Carpe Jugulum

    Top Twenny

    Boo Yah

  9. calli

    Fresh. Unlike our new lizard masters.

  10. calli

    Bruce, there is never a business opportunity that can’t or won’t be filled.

  11. .

    I for one welcome our lizard overlords.

  12. .

    “Predatory” Chicago Funeral Homes Make Killing Amid Soaring Murder Rate

    They could always get a pauper’s funeral. Of course the subsidy bids up the price. All the Chicago government is doing is teaching people to be helpless and lack responsibility & volition.

  13. calli

    The memo has gone out. They were seriously touting Stick Hillary as GG on Sunrise this morning.

  14. stackja

    Healy, Cecil Patrick (1881–1918)
    by G. P. Walsh

    This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 9, (MUP), 1983

    Cecil Patrick Healy (1881-1918), swimmer and commercial traveller, was born on 28 November 1881 at Darlinghurst, Sydney, third son of native-born parents Patrick Joseph Healy, barrister, and his wife Annie Louisa, née Gallott, late Girard. He was educated at J. Lee Pullings’s school at Bowral and in 1895 won a 66-yard handicap race at the old Sydney Natatorium. He joined the East Sydney Amateur Swimming Club, steadily improved, and in 1901 with Frederick Lane and others won the 500 yards flying squadron teams race in the New South Wales Championships for the first of many times.

    On 15 September 1915 Healy enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and after service as a quartermaster sergeant in the Army Service Corps in Egypt and France he transferred to the infantry officer school at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he swam, rowed, boxed and played Rugby. On 1 June 1918 he was commissioned second lieutenant in the 19th (Sportsman’s) Battalion and was killed in his first action in the battle for Mont St Quentin on 29 August. A requiem Mass for him was celebrated in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, on 23 September. He was unmarried. He is commemorated by the Healy shield for life-saving in New South Wales and in 1981 was honoured by the International Swimming Hall of Fame at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America.

  15. mh

    It’s good to have different viewpoints, which of course Big Tech is attempting to stop.

    ALEX JONES RESPONDS TO JOHN MCCAIN’S DEATH & LAYS OUT HIS TRUE HISTORY

    Alex Jones explains the true character of the late John McCain, a notorious Deep State neocon who sold out the U.S. to ISIS, the ChiComs, and the big banks.

    https://www.infowars.com/breaking-alex-jones-responds-to-john-mccains-death-lays-out-his-true-history/

  16. Senile Old Guy

    The poll conducted for The Australian shows the party’s primary vote has plummeted four points to 33 per cent after a week of turmoil, while Labor’s rose to 41 per cent. Labor is now ahead by 56/44 on a two-party preferred basis, increasing its lead from 51/49 two weeks ago. Bill Shorten is the preferred prime minister for the first time in three years, coming from trailing Malcolm Turnbull by 12 points to leading Mr Morrison 39 to 33.

    Well done LNP.

  17. stackja

    New Prime Minister Scott Morrison offers Tony Abbott envoy on indigenous affairs role
    Sharri Markson and Sheradyn Holderhead, The Daily Telegraph
    27 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    SCOTT Morrison has offered Tony Abbott a return from exile in the role of special envoy to the Prime Minister in indigenous affairs, as he unveiled his new-look Cabinet.

    Mr Abbott has been in early talks with Mr Morrison about the position, made in the spirit of bringing the former PM back into the fold and cauterising the party’s wounds following the overthrow of two leaders.

  18. .

    If Morrison really wanted to win he would have demanded that rebels quit on the spot; by-elections for the outgoing Abbott, Bishop and Dutton.

    Then he could set his own agenda, no silly “envoys” and build to an early 2019 budget and 2019 May election for both Houses.

    He just wants to scrape through the next election and then become popular.

    So I agree he won’t be around for long, failing the ALP implodes before the dissolution of the House.

  19. he won’t be around for long

    How long before a 28pt primary vote?

    If that happens he won’t make it till the next election.

  20. stackja

    MT was the problem, not TA and PD. JB? MC was a ‘rebel’.

  21. stackja

    But Mr Abbott’s spokesman last night said he has not accepted the offer and was “worried about something that is a title without a role”.

    “Mr Abbott has been asked to consider being an ‘envoy’ in the indigenous area,” he said.

    “He said he would consider it but needed to know the precise terms of what was being proposed, as it’s not clear how any such role would interact with the minister and all the other bodies in this space. He looks forward to discussion with the PM once all this has been thought through.”

  22. mh

    Tony Abbott with Ray Hadley: “ The era of the political assassin is over”.

  23. stackja

    More than 5000 new homes proposed for Cook Cove in Sydney’s south
    Eliza Barr, The Daily Telegraph
    August 27, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    A whopping 5364 new homes including 25-storey apartment towers and three-bedroom townhouses could be approved for development on an Arncliffe golf course on the banks of the Cooks River.

    More than 568,000 sqm of land at Cook Cove would be converted for residential properties, short stay accommodation and commercial and retail premises under the plan first proposed in 2002.

    In one instance, the developer will have to consult with Sydney Airport to ensure the site’s external lighting design does not interfere with the safe operation of runways.

  24. stackja

    Newcastle restaurant 5 Sawyers fined $5000 for serving pretzels only after 9pm with alcohol
    DANIELLE LE MESSURIER, The Daily Telegraph
    32 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    A NEWCASTLE restaurant’s recipe to stay open late and keep serving drinks has unravelled after licensing police found just one item on the menu after 9pm — pretzels.

    Licensee of 5 Sawyers eatery, Benjamin Dewson, has been ordered to cough up almost $5000 in fines and legal costs after being found guilty of running the venue as a bar.

    The heat came on when Liquor and Gaming NSW inspectors visited 5 Sawyers late on September 16 last year and were told by the duty manager the full food menu stopped at 9pm.

    After 9pm, the restaurant offered only a limited menu that consisted of exactly one item — a “German-style pretzel with a cheese dipping sauce and cracked pepper”.

    Under liquor licensing laws, it is illegal for a restaurant’s primary purpose to be the sale of alcohol.

  25. Zyconoclast

    What the hell is an envoy?

    Isn’t this the job for Indigenous affairs minister.

    I recently said, the best job for TA is truency officer/builders labourer.
    Needs to quit parliament.

    What an expensive joke.

  26. .

    after being found guilty of running the venue as a bar

    Yep, I bet they have real remorse about their “crime”.

    All plod should be doing is ensuring that only 18+ get beers. All this other stuff is nonsense made up by fuckwit Boob Carr, a lover of the surveillance state, police orientated legislation, the Surveillance State and China. No need for specialised licensing sgts. What loathsome creatures they are. I bet Jesus Christ would befriend one of them though. They really are like (on of) our version(s) of tax farmers.

    Liquor licenses are just a scam anyway to protect the industry from competition under the guise of suffragette era “morality”.

  27. stackja

    Zyconoclast
    #2802728, posted on August 27, 2018 at 9:40 am

    He is keeping the b’s honest.

  28. Baldrick

    33rd Battalion A.I.F

    Cartwright, George (1894–1978)
    On 31 August 1918 the Australian Corps assaulted the enemy’s formidable position at Mont St Quentin, overlooking Péronne. The 33rd Battalion attacked south-west of Bouchavesnes at 5.40 a.m. Lacking adequate artillery support at the outset, the leading troops were stopped by machine-gun fire from a post at the corner of Road Wood. Without hesitation, Private Cartwright stood up and walked towards the gun, firing his rifle from the shoulder: he shot the gunner and two who tried to replace him. Cartwright then threw a bomb at the post and, covered by the explosion, rushed forward, capturing the gun and nine German soldiers. Cheering loudly, the Australians renewed their advance. Cartwright was awarded the Victoria Cross.

  29. stackja

    Asylum seekers on the run in the Daintree
    Peter Michael, Chris Clarke, The Courier-Mail
    25 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    THREE men have been detained as they emerged from the rainforest, in the ongoing manhunt for up to 20 suspected illegal immigrants in the Daintree.

    Border Force agents, Queensland Police officers and a dog squad are scouring dense rainforest near a sunken foreign fishing trawler at Cape Kimberley, north of Port Douglas.

    It is understood the trio caught were walking to the ferry across the waterway.

    Police were this morning searching vehicles and caravans at the main checkpoint at the Daintree River ferry — the only crossing point on the crocodile-infested waters.

    And if crocs get them, SHY will call it an accident?

  30. stackja

    Hardworking teachers don’t deserve to be abused by parents
    Shane Budden, The Courier-Mail
    March 1, 2018 1:00am
    Subscriber only

    IN THE corner of a staffroom, a young woman sits softly crying. Her female co-workers offer tissues and words of comfort; her male colleagues pace back and forth expressing various degrees of impotent rage.

    The young woman is a teacher, and up until 2:30pm life was perfect, taking her young charges through a science lesson, hoping to instil a love of unravelling the world’s mysteries that might one day see them earn a Nobel prize (teachers, as a rule, dream big dreams for their students).

    Then, without warning or even a knock, a parent burst into the room and levelled a tirade of abuse at her. Her crime? It seems she suggested her students ask their parents to read with them.

    The position of this parent (expletives deleted) is that it isn’t her job to teach her kid how to read. That is what the teacher is paid for.

    You might think I am making this up, but almost every teacher you have ever met, seen or heard about has a similar story. Parental abuse and disrespect is an occupational hazard for teachers – and to make matters worse they regularly read stories about how subject matter experts (or, more recently, tradies) could do a better job.

  31. From the OOT:

    Libet’s irrelevant. I pointed out to you yonks ago why the interpretation of that experiment was shot to hell yet you insisted Feser should take those issues seriously but he too fell into the same interpretative error.

    I must have missed this. Where did I do this? And where does Feser fall into the same interpretative error? This should be fun.

    The fascinating issue here is how even abstract concepts like God can be divided in the brain, that being consistent with numerous other findings on split-brain patients.

    Not at all. Firstly, the concept is not ‘divided in the brain’. Secondly, split-brain patients are suffering a deficiency which is why we have the finding here of two diametrically-opposed positions being held by the same person. This is, in fact, the same error that Libet’s experiment fell into; that is, of focussing on the part but not the whole.

  32. stackja

    Almost 500 litres of booze seized by Territory cops
    GARY SHIPWAY, NT News
    August 26, 2018 3:35pm

    SEVENTEEN people have been arrested in a joint police operation that has resulted in the seizure and destruction of almost 500 litres of alcohol believed to be destined for dry NT indigenous communities.

    The arrests preceded a police announcement on Friday of an all out blitz on the Territory’s rural and remote regions tackling poor driving behaviour, led by units conducting traffic patrols and RBTs in Katherine, Elliott and at various points on the Victoria and Stuart Highways to Mataranka and Tennant Creek.

    The 17 arrests were the result of a separate action by the Central Substance Abuse Intelligence Desk (CSAID) and Central Traffic Operations and Dog Operations Unit.

  33. mh

    Morrison cabinet: Peter Dutton sworn in as Home Affairs minister

    Watch the video and you’ll see that Dutton is a lefty.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/morrison-cabinet-peter-dutton-sworn-in-as-home-affairs-minister

  34. H B Bear

    A NEWCASTLE restaurant’s recipe to stay open late and keep serving drinks has unravelled after licensing police found just one item on the menu after 9pm — pretzels.

    “These pretzels are making me poorer”.

  35. stackja

    The weather is closing in after several glorious days across Tasmania
    SHAUN McMANUS, Mercury
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    UPDATED: Snow has fallen to 300m in Hobart’s southern suburbs as wintry weather returned to the state overnight.

    Suburbs in the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington woke to their homes blanketed in snow and snow also fell in hills surrounding Snug and Margate.

    The Bureau of Meteorology warned of ice on susceptible Tasmanian roads during the morning and the road to Mt Wellington has been closed at Braken Lane in Fern Tree.

    The BOM says driving conditions are dangerous in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

  36. Rossini

    New junkable boats now on trial awaiting labour victory next year!

  37. Chris

    Morning all. Nice fred you got here.

  38. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Too busy working to follow all of the last thread, but I caught something Makka said, which I whole heartedly agree with.
    People aren’t putting the UN part of this together.

    If you look at the narcissism and ego of Turnbull, you see a man that had to be pulled kicking and screaming from an office he honestly believed he a natural birth right to hold, due to his amazing shiny brilliance.
    We all get that.
    However, this does not explain why he would give one shit as to who replaced him.

    His personality would see him storm off in a huff, leaving the party, and the parliament and bringing the whole thing crashing down.
    It wouldn’t matter who replaced him, because he hasn’t and never has had, a political ideology, or even a thought, that could not be changed to advance his career.

    Yet when the crunch came, it mattered very much as to who succeeded him.

    He is a UN made man.
    He is loyal to the UN.
    He could not have anyone in power that may jeopardise agenda 2030.
    There was no way he was going anywhere until he got another compliant UN western wrecker in place.

    He is now only staying on in Parliament to make sure Sco Mo plays UN ball.
    The minute he doesn’t, he will resign, and bring on an election that will see a Labor UN party.

    Whatever Scott Morrison does regarding power, will just be waffling smoke screen.
    He will do nothing about the UN agenda of swamping us with the third world cultural trash.

    We make a mistake so basic as to why he made sure it was not Dutton, by thinking it was just personal revenge, as to be equivalent in stupidity as to blame Abbott for the challenge, when he didn’t challenge, as the left are doing.

    This is about Malcom keeping his UN overlords happy, as they gave him the Prime Ministership in the first place.

    Makka gets it.
    Many still think it is too far fetched and some sort of conspiracy theory, even when you can go the UN web pages and they spell it out for you.

    Surely, an egotistical wanker like Turnbull caring who follows him into the PM’s chair, should get you thinking.

    We won’t be pulling out of Paris with Sco Mo.
    You can bet your house on it.

  39. .

    I suggest the NT Police acting against actual acts of violence and coercion would be a better policy than Capone era prohibition. Another failure of suffragette era “morality”.

  40. Rafe Champion

    Liberty Quote

    The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn’t do, what Jim Crow couldn’t do, what the harshest racism couldn’t do. And that is to destroy the black family.

    — Walter Williams

    They had religion. In the now-gentrified inner Washington suburb of Bloomingdale there are Baptist churches every few blocks, now mostly unused or recycled.

    The district was a black middleclass area until the arrival of the auto and the folk with cars moved to the more spacious suburbs. The area became a dangerous ghetto until recent times. My friend was one of the first white settlers and he was the first in the street to do up and paint his house. When he first settled it was not safe to be out at night in some parts of the neighbourhood and there would be occasional gunshots. He never experienced any trouble but his neighbours told him that not long before he arrived the only whites to be seen around were looking for a drug dealer.

    His place is about 20-30 minutes walk from the Cato Institute, like Glebe to the Sydney CBD.

    There are big displays outside some of the larger old houses describing the success of the blacks who lived there – judges, university professors, legislators. There was a rising black middle class a long time ago but not enough to be very visible.

  41. Infidel Tiger

    More than 5000 new homes proposed for Cook Cove in Sydney’s south
    Eliza Barr, The Daily Telegraph
    August 27, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    A whopping 5364 new homes including 25-storey apartment towers and three-bedroom townhouses could be approved for development on an Arncliffe golf course on the banks of the Cooks River.

    More than 568,000 sqm of land at Cook Cove would be converted for residential properties, short stay accommodation and commercial and retail premises under the plan first proposed in 2002.

    In one instance, the developer will have to consult with Sydney Airport to ensure the site’s external lighting design does not interfere with the safe operation of runways.

    So they are not actually creating any housing for families, just dog boxes for the third world.

  42. .

    Jolly good struth, we have hidden the Madonna with the Big Boobies in Marise Payne’s boudoir.

  43. stackja

    Liberal MPs Tony Pasin and Nicolle Flint attacked for ‘disloyalty’

    Jade Gailberger, Federal Political Reporter, The Advertiser
    11 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    VOTERS in Boothby and Barker have unleashed on their Liberal MPs for signing a petition to bring on last week’s federal leadership challenge.

    Barker MP Tony Pasin and Boothby MP Nicolle Flint have been subjected to online tirades for backing Queensland conservative Peter Dutton.

    Mr Pasin on his Facebook page advertised a community event at the Riverland town of Glossop to “ensure local voices are heard in Canberra”.

  44. stackja

    But voters hit back, accusing him of showing his “true colours” to help “backstab our PM” and “destroy your own party and government”.

    “You have undone a great deal of work by being disloyal,” one South Australian wrote.

    It is understood his electoral office has also received complaints via email.

  45. stackja

    A few people congratulated Mr Pasin and Ms Flint for their conservatism, while others sought an explanation for their actions.

    The majority, however, condemned the two members’ motives after images of the signed petition revealed their support for a partyroom meeting on Friday.

  46. .

    struth

    “UN overlords” is a myth that politicians would seemingly hate but they love it.

    The UN is the wizard of Oz. “Do not go behind the curtain, pay no attention to that man”; or, like the ending of The Prisoner, we vote in these people that decide to create “international” “legislation” that we then all have to live under.

    The Dams Case along with Crayfish Case are two of the worst examples of Australian jurisprudence, of which there are many. It is under this veil that they proceed to push this crap with.

  47. struth

    Dot,
    If you were just pissing by, there’s no need to just droop in.

    Do you ‘ave a point?

  48. Diogenes

    A NEWCASTLE restaurant’s recipe to stay open late and keep serving drinks has unravelled after licensing police found just one item on the menu after 9pm — pretzels.

    Clickbait .They are not talking about a bowl of pretzels,but a German style pretzel (we used to call it a Brezel) can be a meal in itself. I do not see how this is much different from bits of bread with a topping, or a handful of olives or a slice of ham (aka Tapas)

  49. struth

    I hate to tell you this dot, because you are all theory , no common sense, but I think you may need to do some reading.

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Muslim intake expected to fall as Christians rise

    Chip Le Grand
    Victorian Chief Reporter
    @Melbchief
    12:00AM August 27, 2018
    8 Comments

    Scott Morrison’s elevation as Prime Minister is expected to further reduce Muslim immigration, with the former immigration minister a prominent supporter of Australia prioritising Christian refugees ahead of Muslim asylum-seekers.

    Figures obtained by The Australian show the percentage of Muslim refugees resettled in Australia in the past four years has halved from 40.5 per cent to 19 per cent of the total humanitarian program, despite Australia accepting three-quarters of its refugees from the overwhelmingly Islamic nations of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

    The trend has coincided with immigration officers declining to accept for resettlement asylum-seekers identified as most vulnerable by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and instead, allocating places according to their own criteria.

    Mr Morrison made clear his support for a humanitarian program skewed away from Muslim refugees when, as social services minister, he declared a “very strong case’’ could be made for prioritising Christians.

    Refugee Council of Australia chief Paul Power said settlement figures provided by the Department of Social Services showed the impact of this bias on Australia’s humanitarian program. “Our concern is that the program should be based on need, not on considerations of religion or ethnicity,’’ Mr Power said.

    “When you look at where the need is and who is in greatest need among groups of refugees, particularly Syrians and Iraqis, it is quite clear that Australia’s program is favouring people who are Christian.

    “That is not to say those Christians don’t need resettlement. It means many others from other faiths, particularly Islam, are being deprioritised.’’

    In 2013-14, Australia resettled 4442 refugees who identified as Muslim from a total humanitarian intake of almost 10,940. In 2016-2017, the total intake had almost doubled to 20,249 and the number of Muslim refugees had dropped to 3823.

    From the Oz.

  51. .

    I’ll put it this way struth

    Who at the UN pushes this Agenda 21 stuff?

    OECD nations?

    China?

    Russia?

    Liberia?

    OECD nations?

    (I gave you a hint).

  52. cohenite

    Tom lightens the day when he posts his cartoons. So with some trepidation I post this collection of msm cartoons which infest the msm; betcha can’t find one pro-Trump effort:

    http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/photos/the-news-in-cartoons/ss-BBMrhTr?ocid=ientp#image=28

  53. struth

    Global socialists.
    The secretary general is one.
    All the other countries that wish to bring down the west.
    Read Agenda 2030.
    Work out what Guterres was before he was UN SG.
    This is an international organisation with the expressed desire to transfer the wealth of the west to all the rest.
    And our traitorous politicians have signed up to make sure it gets done.
    Then they end up with a cushy job in the UN, or indeed got to be pollies in the fist place.

    It’s not that had to work out dot.
    You don’t need to be a super sleuth.
    The UN themselves,tell you that is what they are doing.

    I don’t expect you to get it.
    You think a group of people that declare war on the west would make excellent migrants, (if they paid a fee and there was no welfare)

  54. Woolfe

    Pyne as defence and Marise to foreign affairs? Yep, that will bring the base back. With the immigrant population boom in Sodomy and Melburn I can really see no hope. Can anyone else?

    The West must secede.

  55. Leigh Lowe

    So we have Christopher Pahn the Minister for Pink Nail Polish and Kelly O’Dwyer the Minister for Gender Pay Gap.
    We are screwed.

  56. Infidel Tiger

    NOW | “I think our country is in a better shape today, than it was a fortnight ago.”

    – Tony Abbott.

    The magnificent bastard tricked Turnbull into resigning without ever having the numbers and took out Bishop in the process.

    Agile!

  57. stackja

    Reporting on our progress with Agenda 2030, previously Agenda 21
    Posted on 8:48 pm, August 25, 2018 by Rafe Champion
    h/t a Facebook post reporting on a call to Alan Jones with a heads up on our ongoing responsibilities to the would-be world government.

    Interesting objectives. Looks like promoting motherhood at first glance. Assuming that motherhood is still politically acceptable in progressive circles.

  58. Top Ender

    Nice fred you got here, all.

    Shame if anything happened to it.

    Send $50 each to Mr Kalashnikov, GPO Box 999, Outer Botswana.

  59. Zyconoclast

    Refugee Council of Australia chief Paul Power said settlement figures provided by the Department of Social Services showed the impact of this bias on Australia’s humanitarian program. “Our concern is that the program should be based on need, not on considerations of religion or ethnicity,’’ Mr Power said.

    Well said Mr Power.

    Australia doesn’t need any refugees.

  60. Habib

    Early, but later than the liberal party. as in the late liberal party, much despised defector partner of the labor and green parties in a really nasty threesome, no video. Hopefully rest in peace, no fucking zombie shit. No missed at all by a much relieved populace. Now to spin up those helos to “transport” the bereaved.

  61. .

    No struth, it is our own politicians that do it, even “conservative” ones.

    No one could force George Bush Snr to sign the 1992 summit agreement on climate, yet he did.

    The UN would not exist without Western backing and funding.

    All Western politicians need to do is ignore twats like Guiterres, but guess what, they don’t.

    The only damage from the UN is self-inflicted or enforced by the United States.

    There is absolutely no need to follow UN dictates. The idea that Argentina and Sudan are going to rob the west at gunpoint is laughable.

  62. Rossini

    Sh1t it’s cold in melbourne this morning!

  63. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #2802767, posted on August 27, 2018 at 10:24 am
    NOW | “I think our country is in a better shape today, than it was a fortnight ago.”

    – Tony Abbott.

    TA talking to RH. ScoMo was banned some time ago by RH.

  64. C.L.

    Morrison has failed.
    Time to move against him.

  65. Zyconoclast

    Sh1t it’s cold in melbourne this morning!

    This will warm you up.

    Sometime today Melbourne’s population will tick over the 5 million mark.

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/melbourne-fastest-growing-city-5-million-2018-8

  66. stackja

    Tony Abbott: ‘I don’t just want a title without a role’
    2 MINS AGO
    RAY HADLEY TONY ABBOTT

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has offered Tony Abbott a new role in the Liberal government, as he unveiled his new Cabinet.

    Australia’s newly minted Prime Minister has offered Tony Abbott the role of special envoy to the Prime Minister in indigenous affairs.

    In response to the offer, Tony Abbott tells Ray Hadley, “What I’d like to know from Scott is exactly what he has in mind”.

    “I want to see us making a difference here… I don’t just want a title without a role.

    “What I don’t want to do is trip over the toes of the minister… we’ve already got a lot of people in this space and I’d want to know exactly what value I can add.”

    “Can I sincerely say to you I think he’s fair dinkum!” Ray tells the former prime minister.

    “Please… take on this role, we need your experience and your expertise.

    “I know you don’t want to step on toes of people, but you’ve got a contribution to make,” says Ray.

    When asked about the political chaos of last week, Mr Abbott didn’t want to dwell on it, but tells Ray, “the era of the policial assassin is over”.

    “The former prime minister will be remembered mostly for the way he got into office and for the way he got out of office”.

    Click PLAY below to hear the full interview

  67. stackja

    C.L.
    #2802775, posted on August 27, 2018 at 10:34 am
    Morrison has failed.
    Time to move against him.

    BS will.

  68. Roger

    “The former prime minister will be remembered mostly for the way he got into office and for the way he got out of office”.

    Those who live by the sword…

  69. Top Ender

    In Oz letters this morning:

    For Tony Abbott an attack-dog ministry should be created to take on Bill Shorten and his pack. And Defence should get a warrior respected by servicemen and women. Pink fingernails will not scare the enemy.

    Peter Laznicka, West Lakes, SA

  70. C.L.

    Muslim lunatics in London turn their backyard into a slaughterhouse for evil “Eid” festival …
    Story and overhead picture.

  71. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tom lightens the day when he posts his cartoons. So with some trepidation I post this collection of msm cartoons which infest the msm; betcha can’t find one pro-Trump effort

    Being evil:

    96 Percent of Google Search Results for ‘Trump’ News Are from Liberal Media Outlets

    To test the premise, I performed a Google search for “Trump” using the search engine’s “News” tab and analyzed the results using Sharyl Attkisson’s media bias chart.

    I expected to see some skewing of the results based on my extensive experience with Google, but I was not prepared for the blatant prioritization of left-leaning and anti-Trump media outlets. Looking at the first page of search results, I discovered that CNN was the big winner, scoring two of the first ten results. Other left-leaning sites that appeared on the first page were CBS, The Atlantic, CNBC, The New Yorker, Politico, Reuters, and USA Today (the last two outlets on this list could arguably be considered more centrist than the others).

    Not a single right-leaning site appeared on the first page of search results.

    But it got much, much worse when I analyzed the first 100 items that Google returned in a search for news on “Trump.”

    CNN, by a wide margin, appeared most frequently, with nearly twice as many results returned as the second-place finisher, The Washington Post. Other left-leaning outlets also fared well, including NBC, CNBC, The Atlantic, and Politico. The only right-leaning sites to appear in the top 100 were The Wall Street Journal and Fox News with 3 and 2 results respectively.

    PJ Media did not appear in the first 100 results, nor did National Review, The Weekly Standard, Breitbart, The Blaze, The Daily Wire, Hot Air, Townhall, Red State, or any other conservative-leaning sites except the two listed above.

    Pravda, thy name is now Google. Maybe they should hire that bird who does the Nork TV news.

  72. Dr Faustus

    Kevin Rudd, unhampered by any sense of irony, blasts the one true author of Turnbull’s demise:

    Rudd says Abbott ‘wrecked’ Australian politics

    Mr Abbott’s “unique negativity, toxicity and hatred” could not be underestimated, the ex-Labor leader continued.

    Sure, buddy.
    Nothing to do with the “right-wing extremists in the Liberal Party” preventing the PM and the World’s Best Foreign Minister from anointing Mr Rude as Secretary General of the UN.

  73. Infidel Tiger

    Turnbull and Rudd are the two biggest weirdos ever to enter politics.

    At least Labor has the sense to reject Rudd completely.

  74. Senile Old Guy

    Puff piece at MSN:

    She [Julie Bishop] was “a rock star’’, according to the Prime Minister and Julie Bishop is already being touted as a contender for Australia’s next Governor-General. So why did Australia’s first female foreign minister manage a measly 11 votes in the Liberal Party ballot for the leadership?

    Because she was largely useless?

    Some women suggest a simpler explanation, that the men still simply don’t want to take orders from a female leader. “Who would be a woman in the Liberal Party?’’ asked Labor MP Claire O’Neil. “Their strongest performer, most popular minister, and best fundraiser, completely disrespected by a bunch of blokes with half her intellect. Let’s see how they get on without her.’’

    Bishop may have been the LNPs “strongest performer” but that, in Turnbull’s era, is not much praise. And “completely disrespected by a bunch of blokes with half her intellect”? Sexist much?

  75. Tony Abbott with Ray Hadley: “ The era of the political assassin is over”.

    Hard to hear Tony over the sound of steel on whetstone.

  76. RobK

    Dot,
    No struth, it is our own politicians that do it, even “conservative” ones.
    I agree with you Dot, but the UN does seem go be a bastion of powerful Technocrats, more dangerous than politicians. Maurice Strong is an example. That’s the point the pollies miss.

  77. Senile Old Guy

    Hahahaha!

    Kevin Rudd has pilloried Tony Abbott as a toxic influence on the national political landscape who doesn’t care a whit about policy. The extraordinary spray by one former prime minister against another was made in an opinion piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday in the wake of last week’s Liberal leadership crisis in Canberra.

    Rudd bagging someone on policy?

    Singer and sometime politician:

    Mr Garrett says in his book that supporting Rudd in light of his “trail of destruction and abandoned policy” was his biggest mistake in nearly 10 years in Parliament. “His career is a series of passionate embraces of issues that he then walks away from of you know running government one way in a certain direction and then turning around and heading off in another direction a couple of days later,” Mr Garrett said.

  78. C.L.

    Regarding the foreign ministry, the new tradition seems to be that the incumbent should not have 1) a penis; 2) a marriage; 3) children. Which, in the various embassies of the world, would be regarded as rather strange.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    M0nty – You should stop listening to that bug you have in the Labor caucus room.

  80. Roger

    “When you look at where the need is and who is in greatest need among groups of refugees, particularly Syrians and Iraqis, it is quite clear that Australia’s program is favouring people who are Christian.

    Meanwhile, the British Home Office accepted 1, 112 displaced Syrian or Iraqi Muslims in the first three months of this year but refused to take four Christians.

  81. H B Bear

    Sometime today Melbourne’s population will tick over the 5 million mark.

    Interesting they illustrate that story with a cliched shot of a near empty Melbournibad laneway. The reality is either a shitbox house and land package dumped into a former cow paddock 30 or 40 kilometres from the city or a Chinese dog-box. And some poor bastard standing in a crowd on a railway platform waiting for a train he can get on or sitting in a stationary car on the Eastern Freeway.

  82. C.L.

    Turnbull and Rudd are the two biggest weirdos ever to enter politics.

    Pretty much.
    It’s a reasonably busy field, though. Deakin was some kind of Masonic spiritualist, McMahon was supposedly a homosexual, Keating collects newspaper clippings and jumps on a trampoline to ward off cancer, Fraser had blackouts that left him trouserless.

  83. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2802798, posted on August 27, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Totally normal dude:

    Yeah, nah.
    That was a total set-up by Rudd.
    He told everyone for two years that he was a “policy wonk”, which resulted in the public viewing him as a jumped up library monitor.
    This was an attempt to portray him as a bit rough around the edges but a bloke who knew his stuff and had high standards.
    Total failure in the execution, but that was the plan.

  84. Speedbox

    Pyne as defense and Marise to foreign affairs? Yep, that will bring the base back.

    When I first heard of those appointments I thought somebody was taking the piss. A wind-up.

  85. C.L.

    This was an attempt to portray him as a bit rough around the edges but a bloke who knew his stuff and had high standards.

    OK, that’s a new interpretation.

  86. Turnbull and Rudd are the two biggest weirdos ever to enter politics.

    Twins separated at birth.

  87. H B Bear

    Anyone looking to understand KRuddy could do worse than start here. Pretty much a carbon copy of his government.

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rudd and Turnbull are of a kind.
    Davos and Bilderberg echo chamber guys.
    How can you not Believe when you swan around with those elite enlightened peopleses?
    Neither spends a week a year working in Aboriginal communities with sleeves rolled up.

  89. struth

    Dot, you speak as if all Western pollies are not socialists, or have their own careers at the fore.

    Of course they are not forced.
    They are bribed, enticed, and in some cases all for, global socialist government.

    There of course is corruption behind the scenes and the socialist agenda pushing is full of it.

    But again, you don’t think Mussies have an agenda either.
    Who are also a big part of the UN , with Saudi money.

  90. H B Bear

    The Pony Club is routinely sending 1,000MW south every day thanks to massive over-investment in coal generators by previously Queensland governments. It is propping up the whole NEM charade for another year or two until the whole thing comes trumbling down.

  91. Leigh Lowe

    OK, that’s a new interpretation.

    I have always regarded that video as a charade.

  92. Dr Faustus

    The good and grate of Australia have spoken. The entire Turnbull Expulsion was a Shakespearian tragedy of personal hatreds and oer’vaulting ambition – the sort of trashy personal stuff that has no place in a well-ordered democracy and we should all be deeply ashamed of.

    With a Rudd-like lack of self-awareness, the same public intellectuals have focussed their entire laser-sharp analysis on character analysis of:

    Turnbull – the wronged, but deeply flawed genius;
    The personal vileness of the Abbott/Dutton axis;
    The atrocious personal behaviour of Credlin/Hadley/Bolt/Jones; and
    Morrison’s personal attributes.

    No words spoken about two major centrepieces of Turnbull policy crashing and burning on the same day – and being replaced by absolutely nothing. No words about the policy challenges faced by the hapless Morrison Government – or how this all segues into the forthcoming election.

    Australia is being cooked by scribblers who would be rejected by New Idea.

  93. Bushkid

    People aren’t putting the UN part of this together.

    I certainly have been, struth, as have plenty of others.

    It’s been dogs-bollocks clear from the beginning. Even while part of the Howard coalition government, his true UN colours were showing, arguably even as early as the republic rubbish.

  94. jupes

    I think Chrissy Pyne is the perfect Defence Minister for today’s ADF.

    His appointment is not only what they deserve, but what they no doubt actually want.

    After all, it wasn’t the former Defence Minister who came up with the pink finger nail. It was the top brass.

  95. Senile Old Guy

    Bolt:

    The ABC cheered the coup against the 28th Prime Minister, conservative Tony Abbott. But the ABC is now incensed by the coup against the 29th, the Labor-lite Malcolm Turnbull. Watch and marvel at the hypocrisy and rage, and the scapegoating of Abbott:

    Again, the lack of self awareness is astonishing; well, not for the ABC where leftism rules supreme.

  96. Eddystone

    Just listened to Tony Abbott on 2GB.

    The lip smacking, odd pauses and “ahs” were quite annoying, although I’d never really noticed them when he was PM.

    He could improve his public perception if he employed a vocal coach and eliminated those mannerisms.

  97. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think Chrissy Pyne is the perfect Defence Minister for today’s ADF.

    He’s like Payne minus a vowel.

  98. Cary

    Bleeding Obvious Lesson 101

    The reason women across the spectrum like Malcolm Turnbull & will continue to do so despite his flaws, hopeless political leadership and ability to wrangle a toxic outfit like the LP, has a lot to do with facts such as he likes to cook, is good-looking, sexy, knows how to flirt with and charm women, dresses and comports himself well, is highly articulate, loves his job whatever it is, knows how to smile sincerely, is well-read and can recite poetry, has a wife who obviously adores him and is his intellectual equal, is rich and financially successful …….

  99. John Constantine

    NTC netcomm

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180827/pdf/43xpwhrz8977fp.pdf

    Drops near half in shareprice today, when it announces an uncertainty wall in the medium term.

    I reckon the nbn will be one of the greatest financial disasters that Australia has bought upon itself, but just because ntc is making money on the rollout, and is positioned to make the nbn bypassed by 5G doesn’t mean it can do so at a profit.

    Once the nbn is written off on a sunk capital basis, the second owner will have the potential to run it down as a legacy infrastructure that cost cents in the dollar.

  100. Mother Lode

    What the hell is an envoy?

    Someone who goes away.

    How bad is the blood between Abbott and Morro?

    ScoMo must surely be aware that Trumble will immediately start trashing him to win the kudos of the progressives with whom he never broke faith.

    ScoMo could do a lot worse than to listen to Abbott about rebuilding the party. And fortifying against the imminent unloading by the churlish resentful Trumble. I would recommend responding with ‘pity’, something that should enrage the egotistical old git.

  101. stackja

    Eddystone
    #2802818, posted on August 27, 2018 at 11:22 am
    Just listened to Tony Abbott on 2GB.

    The lip smacking, odd pauses and “ahs” were quite annoying, although I’d never really noticed them when he was PM.

    He could improve his public perception if he employed a vocal coach and eliminated those mannerisms.

    MT probably had a vocal coach in law school. Did wonders for his political nous.

  102. .

    This just nuts struth.

    You refuse to hold our own (and US) politicians accountable.

    It’s just easier if you blame some evil 3rd world socialists and Saudis.

    You just want to bitch and moan. The solution is to defund the UN, quit it and ignore their stupidity, along with repealing their treaties and laws made as a party to other agreements made but not formalised in their name.

    If the UN had no money from even the US, where would it operate, and why would the US allow it to operate in its borders (NYC)? Who would enforce the rules and what credibility would a UN resolution carry?

    Nowhere, no reason to do so, no one and not all.

  103. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The reason women across the spectrum like Malcolm Turnbull & will continue to do so despite his flaws, hopeless political leadership and ability to wrangle a toxic outfit like the LP, has a lot to do with facts such as he likes to cook, is good-looking, sexy, knows how to flirt with and charm women, dresses and comports himself well, is highly articulate, loves his job whatever it is, knows how to smile sincerely, is well-read and can recite poetry, has a wife who obviously adores him and is his intellectual equal, is rich and financially successful …….

    in other words the opposite of how men vote

  104. .

    is good-looking, sexy

    He’s a fat old balding man. Let’s be blunt: he’s rich AF.

  105. Speedbox

    I heard Abbott on the radio this morning and he sounded much less than certain about the role suggested and queried what he would actually be doing.

    My guess is that giving Abbott any portfolio will trigger Malturd to resign immediately thereby causing a by-election. I would be almost prepared to wager that Malturd has made his ‘loyalty’ conditional on Abbott not getting a gig but in a sop to some conservatives, Morrison knows he has to offer Abbott ‘something’ that keeps him occupied and Malturd on side. From another perspective, the optics of having two former PM’s on the backbench when Parliament resumes is not particularly appealing.

  106. .

    is well-read and can recite poetry

    He can’t make it up! Cats excel at Haiku though. He’d get slaughtered in a Catallaxy Bush Slam.

  107. Mother Lode

    KRudd did gift us the word ‘Ratfuckers’.

  108. areff

    he likes to cook, is good-looking, sexy, knows how to flirt with and charm women, dresses and comports himself well, is highly articulate, loves his job whatever it is, knows how to smile sincerely, is well-read and can recite poetry

    Hasn’t worked for me

  109. mh

    ScoMo as Treasurer was undermined again and again by Turnbull. Morrison would announce something about gst, then a couple of days later it was off the table again because Malcolm had decided. Don’t take too much notice of the arm around Turnbull last week, they are not mates.

  110. Vicki

    Mr Morrison made clear his support for a humanitarian program skewed away from Muslim refugees when, as social services minister, he declared a “very strong case’’ could be made for prioritising Christians.

    Refugee Council of Australia chief Paul Power said settlement figures provided by the Department of Social Services showed the impact of this bias on Australia’s humanitarian program.

    I have heard that this was occurring & this confirms it. Looks like it became entrenched under Morrison’s tenure in Social Services, but may have begun sooner.

  111. H B Bear

    All these comments along the lines of SloMo should … SloMo needs to … are forgetting that SloMo is there thanks to Michael Photios who has been inserting wet homos and doctors’ wives into the Lieboral Party as fast as he is able to.

    SloMo will be doing exactly as he is told. And it won’t be to move the party back even remotely to the Centre-Right.

  112. Vicki

    The lip smacking, odd pauses and “ahs” were quite annoying, although I’d never really noticed them when he was PM.

    Never noticed when he was PM? Seriously?

    Love TA as a person, but thought he was cringeworthy when speaking publicly on big issues. Just not Prime Ministerial. But there were more important issues of double standards (e.g. 18C) that lost my vote.

  113. Vicki

    SloMo will be doing exactly as he is told.

    Try telling that to the Labor Party. They have a lot more respect (& fear) for Morrison that the Cat commentators.

  114. John Constantine

    https://www.mla.com.au/news-and-events/industry-news/indonesia-issues-100000-tonnes-of-indian-buffalo-meat-permits/

    Indonesian organised crime makes good money from substituting indian frozen and thawed buffalo meat with fresh Australian beef, processed in animal welfare guarantee supply chain.

    No problem with handling dirt cheap dodgy indian buffalo, if there is a mafia dollar in it.

  115. Infidel Tiger

    he likes to cook, is good-looking, sexy, knows how to flirt with and charm women, dresses and comports himself well, is highly articulate, loves his job whatever it is, knows how to smile sincerely, is well-read and can recite poetry

    Articulate?

    The Waffler?

  116. Bruce of Newcastle

    he likes to cook, is good-looking, sexy, knows how to flirt with and charm women

    Yes.

    Turnbull makes vegetarian ravioli for Annabelle Crabb

    In the PM’s episode, he prepared a tomato passata – a thick sauce made by cooking and straining the vegetable – while praising his favourite piece of kitchen equipment.

    ‘This is the Mouli, this a truly industrial strength mouli’, he told Crabb in the episode while showing the appliance off.

    Say no more.

  117. areff

    Deakin was some kind of Masonic spiritualist

    He was an acolyte of Madame Blavatsky and her Theosophical Society, along with David Syme, who took his beliefs quite literally to the grave. As you enter Kew Cemtery his wacko mausoleum is the first on the right — all Egyptian themed columns and bizarre occult grace notes.

    The real gem at Kew Cemetery, however, is the Springthorpe Memorial, a genuinely moving and quite beautiful proclamation of a Melbourne’s doctor’s grief at his young wife’s death in childbirth, circa 1890-ish.

    It really is exquisite, that rare example Victorian sentimentality moderated by good taste.

    When the sun pours through the pink glass cupola, the poor doctor’s heartbreak is as fresh as yesterday.

  118. stackja

    New Prime Minister Scott Morrison offers Tony Abbott envoy on indigenous affairs role
    Sharri Markson and Sheradyn Holderhead, The Daily Telegraph
    42 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    TONY ABBOTT is mulling over Scott Morrison’s offer of a return from exile in the role of special envoy to the Prime Minister in indigenous affairs but stressed: ‘I don’t just want a title without a role’.

    “What I don’t want to do is trip over the toes of the minister … we’ve already got a lot of people in this space and I’d want to know exactly what value I can add,” Mr Abbott said today.

    Getting things done in indigenous affairs also requires “prime ministerial authority”, Mr Abbott said.

    “It doesn’t need people running around at the margins, it needs someone at the very top to cut through,” Mr Abbott told Sydney radio station 2GB.

    Whether or not he takes up the offer, Mr Abbott has stressed he will not be retiring at the next election, saying he regards himself as a “young man”.

    “I still think I have a lot of public life left in me,” he said.

    Mr Abbott has been in early talks with Mr Morrison about the position, made in the spirit of bringing the former PM back into the fold and cauterising the party’s wounds following the overthrow of two leaders.

    But Mr Abbott’s spokesman last night said he has not accepted the offer and was “worried about something that is a title without a role”.

    “Mr Abbott has been asked to consider being an ‘envoy’ in the indigenous area,” he said.

    “He said he would consider it but needed to know the precise terms of what was being proposed, as it’s not clear how any such role would interact with the minister and all the other bodies in this space. He looks forward to discussion with the PM once all this has been thought through.”

    Mr Morrison’s office would not comment on the offer to Mr Abbott when contacted by The Daily Telegraph.

    The talks came as Mr Abbott threw his unequivocal support behind Mr Morrison and Liberal Deputy Leader Josh Frydenberg — describing their leadership as an “important reset” for the federal government.

    In an email to voters in his electorate, he said accusations of treachery by Malcolm Turnbull were “given his history, pretty shameless”, and blamed the recently deposed prime minister’s decision to call a shock leadership spill as the cause of his downfall, not “insurgents” or “wreckers.”

    After just two days in the top job, Mr Morrison unveiled his “next generation” team, promoting five women, returning industrial relations and small business to Cabinet and reaching across the political divide to heal the wounds of the past week.

    Some of the most significant moves include the weakening of leadership rival Peter Dutton’s Home Affairs portfolio, handing the two major problems of energy prices and education funding to conservative critics to fix, Angus Taylor and Dan Tehan, and recruiting Barnaby Joyce as a special envoy for drought.

    Defence Minister Marise Payne was catapulted into the foreign ministry following Julie Bishop’s resignation, while Christopher Pyne took on the Defence role.

    Mr Morrison also extended an olive branch to insurgent conservatives by ultimately keeping leadership rival Mr Dutton in Home Affairs and his backers Mathias Cormann and Greg Hunt in their senior positions of Finance and Health.

    Rewarding his loyal supporters, Mr Morrison promoted Paul Fletcher, Melissa Price and Karen Andrews to Cabinet in the roles of Social Services, Environment and Industry respectively.

    His factional ally and housemate Stuart Robert was made assistant treasurer and centre-right faction leader Alex Hawke was handed Special Minister for State.

  119. zyconoclast

    From forward.com

    J3wish Gamer Suspected Of Killing Two At Jacksonville Video Game Tournament

    A professional video gamer from Baltimore is suspected of killing at least two people and wounded several others on Sunday when he opened fire at a video game tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, police and local media said.

    David Katz, 24, of Baltimore then turned the gun on himself. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams declined to comment on what led to the third major mass shooting to hit Florida in the last two years.

  120. What the hell is an envoy?

    You can’t spell BON VOYAGEEE!! without envoy.

  121. stackja

    Mr Abbott will today give a “call-to-arms” speech to rally Liberal members behind Mr Morrison.

    “After the most tumultuous week in our party’s history, I am making contact to assure you that Prime Minister Scott Morrison and new deputy Josh Frydenberg will have my full support,” he said in the email to his electorate.

    “This is an important reset for our party and, with all my colleagues, I’m determined to put the past behind us and work with the new team.”

    The former PM will now help Mr Morrison attack Bill Shorten before a federal election that could be held any time before the end of May next year.

    “Despite our party’s self-inflicted wounds since I led us to victory in 2013, Labor is still very beatable,” he said.

    Mr Abbott said that with Mr Turnbull now gone he was confident there would be clear policy direction.

  122. Some History

    Bishop may have been the LNPs “strongest performer” but that, in Turnbull’s era, is not much praise.

    The brawler wears Prada.

    https://imgur.com/mnALUEs

  123. stackja

    ABC Sydney
    (@abcsydney)
    Christine Forster confirms Liberal tilt at Wentworth ab.co/2P4EGY7 pic.twitter.com/TIpF2uv…
    2 hours ago · Twitter
    Federal Politics
    (@PoliticsFairfax)
    Tony Abbott’s sister Christine Forster confirms tilt for Wentworth http://www.smh.com.au/politics… #auspol
    16 mins ago · Twitter

  124. Baldrick

    The Stupid.Fucking.Liberals have learned nothing …

    ABC Sydney ✔ @abcsydney
    Christine Forster confirms Liberal tilt at Wentworth

    Another Fauxservative.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just to be fair:

    Tony Abbott on Kitchen Cabinet

    Abbott cooked steak on the barbeque, and fish for Crabb, who doesn’t eat meat

    Feed the man meat!

  126. notafan

    I have heard that this was occurring & this confirms it. Looks like it became entrenched under Morrison’s tenure in Social Services, but may have begun sooner.

    Good
    as for Abbott’s inacticularity, mostly an urban myth created by the careful cutting and pasting by the usual suspects

  127. zyconoclast

    https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5608718/abbotts-sister-forster-keen-for-wentworth/?cs=10229

    Businessman and former Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma is said to be the frontrunner to replace Mr Turnbull as the Liberal candidate.

    NSW MP Alex Greenwich and health advocate Dr Kerryn Phelps are also both considering running as independents.

    Waverley Deputy Mayor Dominic Wy Kanak has been announced as the Greens candidate for the seat.

    Tamarama Surf Lifesaving Club president and local businessman Tim Murray will run as Labor’s candidate.

  128. Cary

    Mr Abbott will today give a “call-to-arms” speech

    Attack is the best defence is the only strategy Abbott knows. Life is a bit more complicated than that.

    he could try occasionally try, say, the honey draws more flies than vinegar approach, just to be outre.

  129. mh

    I’ve just listened to Miranda Devine on Sky last night.

    We already know women are crap at politics, with a few exceptions like Margaret Thatcher. Miranda makes me think that women are crap at political journalism, too.

    If you want to listen to a total embarrassment, from 58 mins:

    https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode/?id=268058

  130. H B Bear

    Does the Lieboral Party really need another NSW homo?

  131. Leigh Lowe

    loves his job whatever it is …

    … as long as the job title includes “emperor” or “overlord”.

  132. Well I’m so glad I didn’t spend the last 72 hours doing what 97% of righties did, namely mass emails, social media posts and scribes of fantasy cabinets and wishlists that the new Dear Leader should implement.

    Total waste of time.

    Sure, there will probably be some tinkering around the edges to make it LOOK like something has changed but it will just be shuffling money from one place to another or capping one figure somewhere only to sneak even more in the backdoor elsewhere.

    The fact that people still think the waffling, stuttering, flip-flopping imbecile who implemented 90% of the left’s agenda is our saviour just says it all really.

    China deserves this place more than we do.

  133. notafan

    Agree Dot

    ascribing the perfidy of our local politicians to shadowy international figures is cloud cuckoo stuff

    why would the Saudis care about Australian domestic politics?

    We are nobodies.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    Attack is the best defence is the only strategy Abbott knows.

    So you are saying, Cary, that every time he goes to an Aboriginal community for a week, which he does every year, he attacks them? Does he attack the volunteer fire brigade guys and gals too when he goes on the firetruck?

  135. mh

    China deserves this place more than we do.

    Like fuck they do.

  136. struth

    This just nuts struth.

    You refuse to hold our own (and US) politicians accountable.

    It’s just easier if you blame some evil 3rd world socialists and Saudis.

    Where wasn’t I holding our own politicians accountable?

    They’re traitors.
    You know I’ve said it often.

    To sign us up to Paris, especially if non western countries could do what they liked, is purely traitorous.

    To claim that we must adhere to these agreements is preposterous.

    But to not see why they do, at the expense of votes, especially Liberals, is to not see the horse’s arse while driving the cart.

  137. .

    Rusty

    I think you’re right. Older conservatives I know who aren’t political junkies are going to vote independent or not at all next Federal election. They can’t stomach the “carry on”.

    Interesting if the support for the uniparty drops below 65% in the next Federal election.

    If it drops below 60% one day, we might turn the corner.

  138. struth

    Agree Dot

    ascribing the perfidy of our local politicians to shadowy international figures is cloud cuckoo stuff

    why would the Saudis care about Australian domestic politics?

    We are nobodies.

    More proof women (and dot) shouldn’t get the vote.

  139. John Constantine

    Australian market at twelve o’clock, shrug the talkers on Sky Business.

    End cycle can drag on, they add, doesn’t have to fall off the cliff yet.

    Once the talkers have cashed out and are free to admit what was obvious about drying up liquidity in anything challenged, all we need is a trigger.

    Like the turnfailures dog box apartments for a million dodgy visa holders having to find a value once the Ponzi can’t find the next million consumption machines.

    Comrades.

  140. .

    LOL

    More commenters than nota have chipped in supporting my view, struth.

    Seems you have the Jack Dorsey perspective on the franchise and free speech.

  141. SloMo will be doing exactly as he is told.

    He proves there has been truly awesome advancements in robotics.
    Quivering in anticipation of the introduction of some features of human intelligence.

  142. struth

    Just wait, dot.
    Just wait.

    To think the Saudis have nothing to do with trying to spread Islam throughout the western world, funding mosques etc, is to be totally naïve.

    Hard to spread Mussies while the west won’t accept their immigration.
    Now how do they get around that?

  143. 2dogs

    “Every funeral home in the state knows that victims get $7,500 for a funeral and it’s their goal to charge the entire amount because it’s easy money

    How much of a cut do the funeral homes give the hitman?

  144. .

    Jesus Christ man the earth summit has fucking nothing to do with Wahhabi Islam. The earth summit is, in fact, a threat to them if they get to push their ideology with petrodollars.

  145. Bruce of Newcastle

    Our new Foreign Minister –Marise Bucket.

    A swift tap on the knuckles with a ruler will sort out that naughty Mr Trump.

  146. old bloke

    Police were this morning searching vehicles and caravans at the main checkpoint at the Daintree River ferry — the only crossing point on the crocodile-infested waters.

    Crocodiles aren’t the only problem up there, I hope they know about the cassowarys in the rain forest.

  147. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ABC Sydney ✔ @abcsydney
    Christine Forster confirms Liberal tilt at Wentworth

    Looks like she has all the qualifications she might possibly needs… a vagina.

  148. So can I get an invite to the Cat WhatsApp group, Friends For Instability?

  149. Roger

    Police were this morning searching vehicles and caravans at the main checkpoint at the Daintree River ferry — the only crossing point on the crocodile-infested waters.

    Herald Sun headline:

    “Asylum seekers flee into mangroves of crocodile infested Daintree river as fishing boat found.”

    Q. for the idiots at the Herald Sun: If they are asylum seekers why are they fleeing authorities?

  150. Elle

    he likes to cook, is good-looking, sexy, knows how to flirt with and charm women, dresses and comports himself well, is highly articulate, loves his job whatever it is, knows how to smile sincerely, is well-read and can recite poetry

    I haven’t stopped laughing since reading that. Most women I know can’t stand narcissists. Turnbull showed he is one right to the bitter end.

  151. Cary

    Bruce of Newcastle, unlike Abbott the vast army of actual volunteers don’t get a camera crew along to record their small community contribution. When visiting Aboriginal communities Abbott is on full pay, has all his expenses picked up by the taxpayer and typically brings a fully paid entourage with him for the few days he is there.

    That is not volunteering. It is attention seeking. And perhaps his form of penance.

  152. struth

    Don’t deflect.

    The UN and it’s policies are not just the earth summit and it’s not just the Saudis.
    Although the Saudis are buying a lot of clout.
    Do you deny that?

    However, these are the facts.
    It is now a global Socialist ideology run by global Socialists.
    It does not try to hide it’s trying to spread the wealth from the west.
    It is made up of many different nations but there are only a few the rest of the world are voting on, that they are trying to bring down.
    The main one of course is the USA, followed by anglosphere western nations.

    When talking about the UN I am aware that there are many different countries involved, with different perspectives on some things but it is an organisation voting itself more centralised power, and the majority of the nations making UN decisions (undemocratically) have a mission to bring down the west, or at least grab it’s wealth without earning it.

    Western Bureaucrats are in apology for being western mode, which leads to the disaster we are seeing.
    They are influenced by anti western money and social position.

    The first thing Malcom did when Tump pulled out of Paris is ratify it, but, you see nothing to worry about.

    Notafan, we are wealthier than many countries in the world and if we were allowed to compete with cheap energy could hurt the economies of those countries in the UN that want us shackled, even if you believe that a country with 25 million people, and covering an entire continent, is just a backwater.

  153. Christine Forster managed to get a whopping 15% of the vote against far-left anti-semite and all round Green fucktard Clover Moore. However, it would be funny to have an Abbott controlled entrance to Sydney, one on North Head and one on South.

    Alex Greenwich the “independent” is a Green fag, it’s written in his bloody name.

    Wy Kanak – he sues everytime someone moves a rock or blade of grass and the fact that Waverley has a Green Abo deputy mayor tells you everything you need to know about that clusterfuck of stupid Doctors wives.

    Kerryn Phelps, another QWERTY and who once ran the AMA (face palm).

    Sharma, an Indian Canuck and lifelong public servant.

    In fact the Labor candidate sounds like the only normal person.

    Three poofters, moose curry, a Year zero litigious Abo and a stale, pale Labor Tony Abbott.

    That’s the best on offer in one of the most successful suburbs in Australia.

    You’re right mh China doesn’t deserve us. Somalia does.

  154. Peter Castieau

    Top 200 !

    Morning all..

  155. Interesting if the support for the uniparty drops below 65% in the next Federal election.
    If it drops below 60% one day, we might turn the corner.

    Nothing would happen. Absolutely nothing. Except the uniparty would ramp up the importation of people who will vote for them.

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    Older conservatives

    Are the reason we are in this mess and deserve contempt both for their failure to raise children more conservative than they are who are capable of continuing their “alleged values”, and for their abject failure in stopping the cultural and moral decline of Western Civilisation.

  157. Infidel Tiger

    Turnbull won’t be leaving Wentworth without a parting gift to Australia of someone utterly ghastly as his replacement.

  158. Vicki

    as for Abbott’s inacticularity, mostly an urban myth created by the careful cutting and pasting by the usual suspects

    Have you ever actually heard (in person) a speech by Abbott that is not pre-written? Or viewed the excruciating TV interviews (direct, NOT cut) when he was PM???

  159. jjf

    Afternoon all.

    Pyne, Payne and O’Dwyer should be forced to retire – between the three of them, the total IQ would still be in low single digits!!

  160. Bruce of Newcastle

    unlike Abbott the vast army of actual volunteers don’t get a camera crew along to record their small community contribution.

    Cary – unlike Abbott the vast army of actual politicians don’t provide even a small community contribution.

    He doesn’t usually have a camera crew when firefighting btw.

    What do you do Cary?

  161. feelthebern

    Tony Abbott. Good bloke. Shit PM.

  162. jjf

    Couldn’t agree more about Abbott.

    Heard him the past week on 2GB with George and Paul and it was excruciating to listen to.

    Wanted to slap him on the back the head to just spit it out!!!!

  163. struth

    If Abbott is the most right wing Pollie the Lieborals have, it’s not a right wing party.

    If you are voting for them, how in the hell can you claim to be right wing?

  164. Mark from Melbourne

    So can I get an invite to the Cat WhatsApp group, Friends For Instability?

    Made me laugh, monst.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Turnbull won’t be leaving Wentworth without a parting gift to Australia of someone utterly ghastly as his replacement.

    Lucy?

  166. feelthebern

    Bob Hawke. Mad rooter. Ok PM.
    Paul Keating. Shit bloke. Good PM.
    John Howard. Not a good guy. Ok PM.
    Keven Rudd. Shit bloke. Shit PM.
    Gillard. TLS. Shit PM.
    Tony Abbot. see above post.
    Malcolm. Shit bloke. Shit PM.

  167. Speedbox

    Crocodiles aren’t the only problem up there, I hope they know about the cassowarys in the rain forest.

    Plus the snakes and anything else that can kill/harm you. Stumbling around in the Daintree on foot is not for the faint hearted.

    Plus, if they are actually refugees, how come they are hiding. Surely a refugee would submit to the authorities at the earliest opportunity?

  168. Speedbox

    Snap Roger. (didn’t see your post).

  169. Chris

    Struth I think this whole ‘agent of the UN’ thing is way overblown.
    We used to hear it from fellow gun activists because the Australian Institute of Criminology, a centre of academic gun control activism (policy-based evidence making) had a UN affiliation on its letterhead. It wasn’t helpful in any way in a conversation polluted by false conspiracy talk.
    Its far more useful to look at our crazy plight as a system of players each out for their own interests and attempting to capture resources and credibility from anywhere they can get it. Among the globalist left the UN has a sanctimonious little glow of abstract do-gooderism, so they use it as far as they can get benefit from it. The true enemy is the individual actor operating in their self-interest, in a system that rewards them for being pus-bags.

  170. Roger

    Snap Roger. (didn’t see your post).

    The idiocy of our media can’t be pointed out often enough, Speedbox.

  171. Mother Lode

    Looks like she has all the qualifications she might possibly needs… a vagina.

    Good God, Zippy!

    You really are a dinosaur!

    It is called a front-hole now.

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    So can I get an invite to the Cat WhatsApp group, Friends For Instability?

    No.
    Stick to Donuts Anonymous.

  173. struth posted on August 27, 2018 at 9:57 am that People aren’t putting the UN part of this together.
    Next he will be saying that Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells went to the UN in July and said that ALL Australian MPs agree with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals ( pssst, part of the 2030 Agenda)

    Surely not?

  174. feelthebern

    Has enough time passed to say what a rotten chap John McCain was?

  175. pete m

    m0nty
    #2802888, posted on August 27, 2018 at 12:43 pm
    So can I get an invite to the Cat WhatsApp group, Friends For Instability?

    Good one dopey – we were keeping that quiet so johanna didn’t bug us to join and now you’ve blown it!

  176. DrBeauGan

    Mark A
    #2802689, posted on August 27, 2018 at 9:02 am
    Signed up for gab.i after someone mentioned it yesterday on the OT.
    Got a message this morning; “Donald J. Trump followed you.”
    noice.

    Sorry, Mark. Happened to me yesterday. Today I got a friendly warning he is bogus.

  177. Oh come on

    The reason women across the spectrum like Malcolm Turnbull & will continue to do so despite his flaws, hopeless political leadership and ability to wrangle a toxic outfit like the LP, has a lot to do with facts such as he likes to cook, is good-looking, sexy, knows how to flirt with and charm women, dresses and comports himself well, is highly articulate, loves his job whatever it is, knows how to smile sincerely, is well-read and can recite poetry, has a wife who obviously adores him and is his intellectual equal, is rich and financially successful …….

    I didn’t realise Annabel Crabb commented here.

  178. Mother Lode

    That paean to the sublime appeal of Trumble is absurd.

    He is a loathsomely pretentious fop.

    I think he is closer to Rudd – he has painstakingly trained himself to simulate the person he wishes to appear as. Seriously, poetry? Have you ever heard more soul-crushingly drab prosaic delivery? He dresses expensively, but not well. The credit goes to his tailor. His grin reminds me of the elpsilon minus semi-morons from Brave New World, and their idiot-child satisfaction at operating the elevator properly.

    Horrid, worthless, pointless man.

  179. pete m

    feelthebern – if you were happy to say it while he was alive then makes no difference how long you wait now. Say away. It is not like his nearest and dearest are here to care.

  180. DrBeauGan

    BoN, I’ve been celebrating being heterosexual for yonks. My way of doing it doesn’t involve a flag or a badge.

  181. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #2802919, posted on August 27, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Has enough time passed to say what a rotten chap John McCain was?

    No.
    You should wait at least a week before saying what an arsehole he was.
    If it was Trump who had revealed he had a brain tumour 12 months ago, they would have impeached him on incapacity grounds within a week, but McCain stayed on, blocking and sniping.

  182. None

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Turnbull backs Forster for pre selection if the pre selections haven’t happened yet as a way of pissing off Abbott and you know it’s not as if the Liberal Party hasn’t got any homos. How many gays and lesbians do we have in Parliament now versus the percentage in the population? That’s right their way way over represented. Once again it’s the March of the left. And then you wonder why the ADF is being pussified and our kids turned into sexual objects.

  183. Chris

    BoN, I’ve been celebrating being heterosexual for yonks. My way of doing it doesn’t involve a flag or a badge.

    Oh, you old-fashioned devil, you!

  184. None

    I’m not right wing struth I’m conservative and Australia has never had a true Conservative party or movement. I’m still biding my time assessing the Australian conservatives.

  185. feelthebern

    Why would Christine Forster getting pre-selected piss Tony off?
    He loves his sister.

  186. feelthebern

    You wouldn’t want any of the Abbott DNA in your gene pool.
    A family of complete nutters.
    Only bested by the Rudds.

  187. H B Bear

    I think he is closer to Rudd – he has painstakingly trained himself to simulate the person he wishes to appear as.

    KRudd and Waffleworth are two of the most defective and malignant individuals ever to have appeared in public life. It is an indictment on Australian democracy and Australians collectively that they managed to rise to be PM of this country.

  188. LNP insider

    Yep, Turnbull is on Sharma, though probably hoping Greenwich runs as an independent.

  189. carol

    An answer to the following question would be greatly appreciated. If that answer has already been revealed in the media, given that I rarely read newspapers these days and try to avoid television news, I would obviously have missed it. The question is whether, or not, any of the athletes who came into Australia with visas based on their participation in the recent Commonwealth games but then went missing when those games ended, were ever located and returned to their country of origin? Thank you in anticipation.

  190. v_maet

    Carol.
    The media isn’t interested in that any more sadly.

    If they did stay, it is likely they will be given citizenship and be inducted into theAustralian team just like what happeend after the Melbourne Comm Games.

  191. There was a South American tradition of putting ex-political leaders in front of a firing squad.

    Now that we have a Bolivian economy can we adopt this fine tradition?

  192. None

    Happy to see Abbott expose the fraudulent offer by Morrison and pointing out it is a title with no role. Good. It was a typical public service move by Morrison.

  193. Louis

    I see News.com.au trying to float the idea of Bishop for G-G. By the ‘people are suggesting’ they mean them and the former Minister’s staffers.

    Could not think of a worse pick for G-G from the Liberals.

  194. areff

    … unlike Abbott the vast army of actual volunteers don’t get a camera crew along to record their small community contribution. When visiting Aboriginal communities Abbott is on full pay, has all his expenses picked up by the taxpayer and typically brings a fully paid entourage with him for the few days he is there.

    That is not volunteering. It is attention seeking. And perhaps his form of penance.

    Fact: He asks the press to leave him alone when turning out with the fire crew and doing good works in Indigenous camps, and mostly they do.

    Fact: He visits on his vacation. His own time, in other words.

    Fact:
    His ‘entourage’ are fellow volunteers.

    I think Cary would be happier at some ABC-posted thread where facts are whatever fuckwits want them to be.

  195. None

    Just letting you know that Carrie hasn’t left his basement in 10 years and has never been laid.

  196. struth

    Agents for the UN?

    No, Dastyaris to the UN.

    Our own traitors signing up to global socialist policies.

    Our councils signing up to global socialist policies.
    Our schools teaching global socialist UN policy.
    None of it beneficial to Australia.
    Our institutions have been marched through, and the elected and non elected bureaucrats here can’t sign up to the next socialist attack by the UN quick enough.
    An organisation also marched through and captured.

    And the United socialist and corrupt Nations work together to bring down the west, with help from our own traitorous westerners implementing it.

  197. Cary

    he has painstakingly trained himself to simulate the person he wishes to appear as.

    Interesting. That’s drawn from classical Chinese philosophy – first & foremost Confucianism. Its behavioral usefulness is established today in scientific research. For beginners: fake it till you make it, or act as if whatever and eventually the desired outcome will eventuate. Powerful stuff.

    Turnbull’s wide intellectual interests & goals of self-mastery would certainly encompass all this.

  198. Mother Lode

    By the ‘people are suggesting’

    Persactly.

    I am actually interested to learn who is saying this.

    I couldn’t give a rat’s about being a part of someones campaign to make it look like the emaciated clothes horse has widespread support. Hell, how many people would have given it a single thought at this point?

  199. Stimpson J. Cat

    he likes to cook, is good-looking, sexy, knows how to flirt with and charm women, dresses and comports himself well, is highly articulate, loves his job whatever it is, knows how to smile sincerely, is well-read and can recite poetry, has a wife who obviously adores him and is his intellectual equal, is rich and financially successful …….

    At least I also love my job whatever it is, and still have it.

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    The question is whether, or not, any of the athletes who came into Australia with visas based on their participation in the recent Commonwealth games but then went missing when those games ended, were ever located and returned to their country of origin? Thank you in anticipation.

    A couple recent stories:

    ‘I won’t survive if I go home’: Commonwealth Games asylum seekers speak out (SMH 28 July)

    Exclusive: Missing Commonwealth Games athlete speaks out – SBS News (6 Aug)

  201. .

    Exactly chris.

    The UN only has the power that Western countries want it to have.

    “Conservative” John Howard signed up to Kyoto and made up stupid land clearing rules to comply.

  202. Chris

    Turnbull’s wide intellectual interests & goals of self-mastery would certainly encompass all this.

    A true Renaissance man! Everyone whose lives he touched is the better for his actions.

  203. thefrolickingmole

    On the “we are so buggered” list comes this one.

    The WA government in a rare fit of competency have noticed what a complete and utter clusterfuck our council planning and general laws are and hired a chap with decades of experience as a troubleshooter and council planner to rationalize the swamp of conflicting and arbitrary laws.

    He quit.
    He looked at the steaming pile of shit in front of him and left the job.

    Theres no better symbol of Australia than a man whos made a living out of fixing swamps looking at an Australian one and quitting.
    Enjoy the decline.

  204. Mother Lode

    Turnbull’s wide intellectual interests & goals of self-mastery would certainly encompass all this.

    Sure, Carey.

    We have never seen people try to ingratiate themselves to an audience who wasn’t a student of Confucianism.

    Any, Trumble made it clear early on he was more impressed by Mao.

  205. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dodson blasts Abbott job offer

    Labor senator Patrick Dodson has savaged Scott Morrison for asking Tony Abbott to be an “indigenous affairs envoy”.

    The indigenous senator gave a blow-by-blow attack on Mr Abbott’s history on indigenous issues, including when he said people who lived in remote communities were making a “lifestyle choice” and cutting $500 million from indigenous programs in the 2014 budget.

    “In the next chapter of divisive chaos in the Liberal party, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has attempted to buy off wrecker Tony Abbott with a special but undefined role as an ‘indigenous affairs envoy’,” Senator Dodson said in a statement.

    “Labor is seriously concerned about appointing the ex-self-appointed ‘prime minister for indigenous affairs’ to the role of ‘envoy,’ given his ignorant, hopeless and frankly offensive track record on indigenous issues.

    “The suggestion that Tony Abbott could act as some kind of messenger or representative for First Nations people is condescending to the overwhelming number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who support the calls for a Voice to Parliament and a Makarrata Commission to oversee truth-telling and agreement-making — both of which Mr Abbott has not supported.”

    From the Oz. Here’s a tip, Pat Dodson. You are part of the problem, not the solution.

  206. .

    Our own traitors signing up to global socialist policies.

    Good, you basically agree with us.

    The point is they use the UN as a legal bulwark to make the regime more difficult to repeal or challenge in court. This is achieved by cases like the Dams Case. You dismissed this “theoretical”.

    Sorry struth, but a court case where people lose property rights is not theoretical at all, perhaps there is nothing more real than this sort of imposition by the state. It is very real, despite not being particularly relatable to the work of people who get their hands dirty for their income.

  207. stackja

    feelthebern
    #2802932, posted on August 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    You wouldn’t want any of the Abbott DNA in your gene pool.
    A family of complete nutters.
    Only bested by the Rudds.

    Whitlams?

  208. Mother Lode

    A true Renaissance man!

    Machiavelli does indeed hark from the Renaissance.

    Of course, I think Niccolo had in mind Princes more pragmatic and energetic than that insipid venal fop from Point Piper.

  209. None

    Sidson is sitting in white man’s parliament wearing white man’s clothes and white man’s hat claims he wants us to go back into Stone Age truth telling which of course translates into great transfers of money and power. Dodson has enriched himself on the back of the Aboriginal industry and is no friend to his own mob much less to some mob on the other side of Australia. He’s a f****** fraud, he is despicable, and has achieved sweet FA in his entire sorry life which has comprised of sucking off the white man and the black fella and whining incessantly. He’s just a leech and should be treated as such.

  210. stackja

    Nine days in North Korea
    Jay Tharappel has a different perspective on North Korea.

    Yes, our time there was limited, but honestly, what I saw was a highly organised, egalitarian and energised society, with good reason to believe that they’re now reaping the fruits of past sacrifices.

  211. Mother Lode

    Labor senator Patrick Dodson has savaged Scott Morrison for asking Tony Abbott to be an “indigenous affairs envoy”.

    It worries Dodson no end that there is someone seeming to make inroads into a demographic he sees as his vehicle to more power.

    Worse than that, if Abbott had his way, it would actually benefit Aboriginal people who would thereafter have less need of Dodson.

    Has there ever been a period of time when Aborigines didn’t prey upon each other? I suspect might have been but from the 70’s onward it has been a few big men making the most of the rest’s agonies.

  212. H B Bear

    Just out of interest, why do people bother arguing with dotty?

  213. stackja

    Bryant, Gordon Munro (1914–1991)
    by Peter Gifford

    This entry is from the Australian Dictionary of Biography

    Following the election of the Whitlam Labor government in 1972, he was appointed as the first minister for Aboriginal affairs. As minister he was described by the Bulletin as an ‘old time radical, fiery, impatient, fearless, [a] battler for the Aborigines’, and ‘no friend of Whitlam’ (1973, 35). Although he had poor relations with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, he was instrumental in establishing the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee, an advisory body composed of elected representatives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    Bryant lost the Aboriginal affairs portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle on 9 October 1973, becoming instead the minister for the capital territory. His successor, Senator Jim Cavanagh, denied that Bryant had been sacked, and claimed that he had been moved to relieve Kep Enderby in the portfolio. There had been allegations of financial mismanagement in the newly established department. Inquiries in 1973 and 1974 by the auditor-general found that the department had failed to ‘control the expenditure of large amounts of public moneys’ and had not taken ‘early and resolute action’ to ensure that proper financial measures were instituted. Responding to the report, Bryant maintained that he had taken certain steps, but even in hindsight could not say what else could have been done to avoid this ‘disastrous situation’ (NLA MS 8256). He remained in the capital territory portfolio until the dismissal of the Whitlam Government on 11 November 1975.

  214. stackja

    H B Bear
    #2802964, posted on August 27, 2018 at 2:22 pm
    Just out of interest, why do people bother arguing with dotty?

    Civility Libertarianism?

  215. Mark A

    stackja
    #2802962, posted on August 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Nine days in North Korea
    Jay Tharappel has a different perspective on North Korea.

    Yes, our time there was limited, but honestly, what I saw was a highly organised, egalitarian and energised society, with good reason to believe that they’re now reaping the fruits of past sacrifices.

    Whether it’s true or not will be born out by the fact of South Koreans queuing at the border to migrate north.

  216. .

    So what? My argument/observation about our “conservative” politicians going along with or being the actual architects of the EPBC Act, Earth Summit, World Heritage Convention and Kyoto Treaty & other UN-based rules along with monumentally bad case law to enforce these rules is offensive, “trolling” or something?

    I don’t get it Bear, and a few people have quipped they agree with me.

    I don’t even know why being a UN-sceptic is even controversial, it is a perfectly acceptable libertarian and paleoconservative idea, morally speaking, the neoconservative movement should have scrapped it since the end of the Korean War. John Bolton was the first public figure in office who declared he’d like to see it abolished.

    I find your offence or bemusement puzzling.

  217. H B Bear

    Dodson probably doesn’t want to give up his seat on the Aboriginal Industry troopcarrier. Come on Paddy, there’s $33bn of blackfella pork to go around every year. Even Noel Pearson can’t spend that much by himself.

  218. struth

    The reason women across the spectrum like Malcolm Turnbull & will continue to do so despite his flaws, has a lot to do with facts such as he likes to cook, is good-looking, sexy, knows how to flirt with and charm women, dresses and comports himself well, is highly articulate, loves his job whatever it is, knows how to smile sincerely, is well-read and can recite poetry, has a wife who obviously adores him and is his intellectual equal, is rich and financially successful …….

    Another good reason why, well, you know what I’m going to say………………………………….

  219. Woolfe

    I see Dodsons fathers birth certificate is held in the same place as Obamas.

  220. stackja

    Mark A
    #2802967, posted on August 27, 2018 at 2:27 pm
    South Koreans queuing at the border to migrate north.

    Jay Tharappel seemingly believes they will.
    Reminds of similar ‘tourists’ to Stalin USSR.

  221. cohenite

    Dodson blasts Abbott job offer

    Dodson is a serious arsehole.

  222. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ‘This is the Mouli, this a truly industrial strength mouli’, he told Crabb in the episode while showing the appliance off.

    FFS. use a stick blender you front hole short extrusion

  223. Shy Ted

    Found some of Trumble poetry –
    Shall I compare me to a summer’s day?
    I am more lovely and more temperate.

    He even sings – Lord it’s hard to be Trumble

  224. .

    Cappy (Aaron Clarey) SLAMS Time Magazine and Baby Boomers…

    Check out his new video for this 1 WEIRD TRICK “they” don’t want you to see!

    Funny how he shows the Baby Boomers, basically left-wing divorce addicts as cringey “traditional conservatives” now they want “muh grandbabies”.

  225. He even sings – Lord it’s hard to be Trumble

    Cracked me.

  226. bundyrum

    Has Trumble buggered off yet?

  227. struth

    The point is they use the UN as a legal bulwark to make the regime more difficult to repeal or challenge in court. This is achieved by cases like the Dams Case. You dismissed this “theoretical”.

    I am against the UN.
    Do you understand this, Dot.

    The whole idea of our politicians using UN agreements as some sort of a law when it isn’t, I find abhoent.
    As do you.

    My point is that when the Liberal party are instigating laws to bring us into line with UN agreements, and shutting down our power etc, all under the Paris targets” or other rot, they are losing votes in the process.
    They know this, but as Josh Friedeggburger, they will be doing it whether the people like it or not.
    They do this against the will of the electorate.
    We have lost 6 PM’s because of it.
    The base get edgy just before an election.

    So you tell me dot, why are they making their lives harder than it needs to be?
    Why are they going against the will of their voters?

    And please don’t tell me they’re stupid, or scared of the media.
    Their lust for power and prestige outweighs that.

  228. feelthebern

    According to twitter today, Sussan Ley “has been a sheep shearer hauling 500 fleeces a day”.
    Can any Cat comment on that kind of number?

  229. struth

    Abhorrent ……dicky R button.

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