Monday Forum: September 17, 2018

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  1. McConnell in particular has exactly bupkiss in the way of credibility to be complaining about process. He treats Congressional norms like finishing line tapes that he runs through on his way to delivering partisan outcomes. Feinstein shivved him good and hard, and she would be loving his crocodile tears.

  2. In Republican minds, Garland deserved no hearings at all purely because he was nominated by a Democrat.

    The opening occurred in the midst of a Presidential election. There is no analogy.

  3. Confused Old Misfit

    The ratings for Week Two’s Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks, crashed to the lowest numbers ever recorded for a Week Two Monday night game.

    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2018/09/18/monday-night-football-posts-lowest-week-2-ratings-ever-recorded/

    Don’t give sh*t for no f’n ratings! I got a contract says you got to pay me 8 mil for the f’n season!

  4. The opening occurred in the midst of a Presidential election. There is no analogy.

    By the same logic, Kavanaugh’s nomination should be delayed until after the mid terms, seeing as the Democrats could flip the Senate.

    But you are not dealing in logic, are you?

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    McConnell in particular has exactly bupkiss in the way of credibility to be complaining about process. He treats Congressional norms like finishing line tapes that he runs through on his way to delivering partisan outcomes.

    Kind of like Harry Reid eh M0nty?

    I do think it’s weird of you to criticise your chief ally in the Senate though. He’s the one who has been preventing Trump making recess appointments and has been allowing the Dems to draw out confirmations. On last count it will be another 10 years before Trump will have all his nominated Administration team approved.

  6. thefrollickingmole

    monty, of the side of politics that believes men can become women/single parent IVF as a good thing and 63 genders is going to bring up logic.

    This should be good

    https://apath.org/63-genders/

  7. Bruce, McConnell extended Senate sittings to ram through more judges.

  8. The Victoristan S.F.L. are wasting a golden opportunity for this years election.

    By November, every Victoristani household will have received their winter power bills.
    A non-stop media/web blast of how Dan of the Dead’s windmills and solar panels are sucking the blood from Victoristanis, I would have thought, would be a surefire vote gatherer.

    So tell me, who are the state Libs who have roonabauble investments?

  9. Mother Lode

    Turnbull believes his thoughts brilliant merely by virtue of his having thought them.

    He would think his preference for civet cat yoghurt to be more intellectually elevated than that impenetrable gibberish by that woolly haired old Nazi Alfred Eisenstein.

  10. .

    monty – you’re absolutely right.

    I have no sympathy for BK either. Christine Ford MUST be heard in the Senate, along with Feinstein, Eshoo, Katz, her therapist and her husband.

    You’re also right in that McConnell was screwed over and now has to deal with only needing simple majorities. The poor fellow only needs 51/101 Senate votes to confirm and has to go on abusing the process by doing the minimum that the highest law in the land decrees.

    More #winning from the D’rats.

  11. C.L.

    The FBI has already declined to investigate the false claims against Kavanaugh.
    By saying she will only appear in the Senate after an FBI investigation (which will never happen), she is admitting the whole thing is a lie; ergo, we can ‘move on’ after the mid-terms give her employer – the DNC – the opportunity to sink the nomination.

    It’s a failed tactic – not least because the FBI is now ultra-cautious owing to revelations about its criminal pandering to the same DNC. The irony here is that phony Wussiagate has helped sink phony K-gate. The upshot will be Trump wins and Kavanaugh will be appointed. Trump will also replace Ruth Bader-Lenin, meaning the Supreme Court will be conservative for deacdes to come.

  12. .

    monty – you’re absolutely right.

    I have no sympathy for BK either. Christine Ford MUST be heard in the Senate, along with Feinstein, Eshoo, Katsz, her therapist and her husband.

    You’re also right in that McConnell was screwed over and now has to deal with only needing simple majorities. The poor fellow only needs 51/101 Senate votes to confirm and has to go on abusing the process by doing the minimum that the highest law in the land decrees.

    More #winning from the D’rats.

  13. .

    monty – you’re absolutely right.

    I have no sympathy for BK either. Chrissy Ford MUST be heard in the Senate, along with Feinstein, Eshoo, Cats, her therapist and her husband.

    You’re also right in that McConnell was screwed over and now has to deal with only needing simple majorities. The poor fellow only needs 51/101 Senate votes to confirm and has to go on abusing the process by doing the minimum that the highest law in the land decrees.

    More #winning from the D’rats.

  14. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce, McConnell extended Senate sittings to ram through more judges.

    Fantastic to see them working hard to keep the wheels of democracy turning.

  15. .

    monty – you’re absolutely right.

    I have no sympathy for BK either. Chrissy Ford MUST be heard in the Senate, along with the senior Senator from Commieformnia, Eshoo, Cats, her therapist and her husband.

    You’re also right in that M’Connell was screwed over and now has to deal with only needing simple majorities. The poor fellow only needs 51/101 Senate votes to confirm and has to go on abusing the process by doing the minimum that the highest law in the land decrees.

    More #winning from the D’rats.

  16. .

    monty – you’re absolutely right.

    I have no sympathy for BK either. The BK accuser MUST be heard in the Senate, along with the senior Senator from Commieformnia, The Shoe, Cats, her therapist and her husband.

    You’re also right in that M’Connell was screwed over and now has to deal with only needing simple majorities. The poor fellow only needs 51/101 Senate votes to confirm and has to go on abusing the process by doing the minimum that the highest law in the land decrees.

    More #winning from the D’rats.

  17. .

    monty – you’re absolutely right.

    I have no sympathy for BK either. Christine Ford MUST be heard in the Senate, along with Feinstein, Eshoo, Katz, her therapy counselor and her husband.

    You’re also right in that McConnell was screwed over and now has to deal with only needing simple majorities. The poor fellow only needs 51/101 Senate votes to confirm and has to go on abusing the process by doing the minimum that the highest law in the land decrees.

    More #winning from the D’rats.

  18. JC

    Trump will also replace Ruth Bader-Lenin,

    Will? He should be replacing her now. She’s dead and been so for at least a year. The D’rats drag the body around Weekend at Bernie’s style.

    Fatboy, I want my lunch money back.

  19. .

    How on earth does she participate on the court save for being a Democrat vote on guns, abortion and eminent domain?

  20. Mitch M.
    #2819711, posted on September 19, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Lurv it*.

    *But it is good to no longer be doing wave equations.

  21. Top Ender

    Cairns saw out his days haunting the Camberwell flea market beckoning with his skinny finger one and all, to buy his books full of fiction about Socialisam’s sunlit uplands.

    The political equivalent of a pop star doing low-rent music “appearances” as background to your chicken parmie and schooner $18 special.

  22. JC

    Bruce, McConnell extended Senate sittings to ram through more judges.

    You’re saying as though it’s a bad thing, Monst. The judicial system can’t operate without judges and Mitch is doing the right thing.

  23. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2819717, posted on September 19, 2018 at 10:54 am

    The FBI has already declined to investigate the false claims against Kavanaugh.

    And they declined because it is not in their remit.
    If she wants to lodge a criminal complaint or even a civil suit that is her prerogative.
    The FBI pretty much does a deep-dive reference and security check in these matters, not criminal investigations.
    The Dems know this of course so they request an investigation which they know will never happen.
    If I was a blue senator up for re-election in a red state next month, I would be shitting bricks.

  24. Zatara

    McConnell extended Senate sittings to ram through more judges.

    No, McConnell prevented the Senate from adjourning to prevent Trump from making any recess appointments.

  25. C.L.

    Ruth Bader-Skeleton doesn’t write any judgements, Dot.
    Her clerks do everything.

  26. .

    Wow. It really is an apprenticeship to the highest court in the land. Not just coffee bitches.

    Clearly, she should be punted.

  27. Zatara

    If she wants to lodge a criminal complaint or even a civil suit that is her prerogative.

    The Statute of Limitations is long since up on the criminal side and the pretense of a case is too laughable to get any traction on the civil side.

    Oh, and she would have to pony up the money to pay for a civil suit. That cash from the left is going to dry up the day Kavanaugh is sworn in.

  28. A cracker of an article by Greg Sheridan on the so-called US China trade war. I’ve read several hundred articles on the subject, most of them just a vehicle for airing prejudices against President Trump. Virtually none ever even mention the massive, unsustainable trade deficit suffered by the US. Well done Greg Sheridan.

    Donald Trump’s trade outrage, embodied in his new tariffs on China, is an irresistible force that is about to meet the immovable object of Beijing’s mercantilist and dirigiste and seemingly unalterable economic structure.

    Trump’s new tariffs on $US200 billion ($278bn) worth of Chinese exports to the US are the shape of things to come. Indeed Trump has promised a lot more.

    This US-China trade conflict has been brewing for a long time and it is not going away, even if Trump is a one-term president.

    For if Trump is beaten in two years by a left-wing populist Democrat, the successful challenger is not going to surf into the White House on the basis of a campaign, waged across the battleground states of the mid-west, for free trade with China.

    Two reasons this dispute is likely to get worse, and transcend the Trump presidency, are that Trump’s complaints about Beijing are essentially correct, and in order to answer them properly Beijing would need to change its economic system fundamentally.

    Everyone criticises Trump for being a protectionist. But at the end of the day, the US is still vastly, almost unmeasurably, a more open economy than is China.

    Beijing has mastered the art of manipulating the international trade system, violating the intent of its rules without violating the letter of its rules.

    The US ran a $US375bn trade deficit with China last year.

    That is politically unsustainable. But with other countries, the US could just do a deal — like it did with Japan in the 1980s and 90s — in which the other country, at government direction, buys more American stuff.

    Something like that may still happen with Trump and China, for Trump is always in the market for a short-term deal. But the sources of deep US complaint about Beijing on trade are not amenable to a short-term deal.

    Here are five specific US complaints against Beijing.

    One: Beijing steals US intellectual property through cyber and other espionage means.

    Two: Beijing often makes it a condition of US investment in China, and access to the vast Chinese market, that the US company involved fully transfers the intellectual property involved in the product. Once the IP transfer is complete, the American firm is often shown the door, to find it now faces internationally a lower-cost Chinese competitor that possesses all its industrial secrets.

    Three: Beijing erects innumerable and unbeatable non-tariff barriers to prevent foreign competition in any Chinese market it wants to protect. These are almost impossible to police and even if they are dismantled they can be reimposed at a moment’s notice.

    Four: Beijing often sells products at a loss to sustain domestic factories and secure foreign market share. This is the textbook definition of dumping.

    Five: every Chinese company has at its core a committee of the Chinese Communist Party and is required to serve Beijing’s strategic interests.

    All of these features are integral to the Chinese system as it has evolved. They might be moderated in various ways; none of them is going to change fundamentally.

    For a long time, pure free traders in the US system thought they benefited anyway because they got cheap Chinese goods and lots of Chinese investment. More recently, it is clear there are huge strategic costs in allowing Beijing to dominate areas such as telecommunications. But there are also economic costs.

    Trump is imposing tariffs against the wishes of some of his economic advisers, and with the support of some others, but generally with the support of his strategic community. And they appeal to Joe Six-Pack in battleground states.

    The global economy, and the Australian economy, may suffer fallout, but this trade dispute has a long, long way to run.

  29. You’re also right in that McConnell was screwed over and now has to deal with only needing simple majorities. The poor fellow only needs 51/101 Senate votes to confirm and has to go on abusing the process by doing the minimum that the highest law in the land decrees.

    Or he could drop Kavanaugh like a stone and insert the female judge who was shortlisted behind him. Still time enough for that, it’s not as if he will care about the process extending into the lame duck session after the mid terms. Only Democrats care about those norms.

  30. Geriatric Mayfly

    Trump will also replace Ruth Bader-Lenin,
    Will? He should be replacing her now. She’s dead and been so for at least a year.

    Not so. As I pointed out last night, she has now been set in song for an eternity. The opus: The Notorious RBG Background music for all occasions.

  31. Leigh Lowe

    Trump will also replace Ruth Bader-Lenin,

    RIP RBG.
    In a truly just world, the plane carrying Mzzzz Blasey Ford to Washington on Sunday night would crash into Bader-Ginsburg’s house.
    NADT.

  32. max

    Describing your reasons for conversion is always a struggle. When Hayden says he witnessed acts of compassion by Catholics and that drove him back to the Church, that is an example. That sounds like ordering a meal in a restaurant. It’s a much more interior process, I believe, to do with your understanding of where you are as your life approaches its end, and understanding that things which you once thought were important, aren’t.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    Who voted to reduce the requirement for Senate affirmation of judicial appointments from a bi-partisan “super-majority” to a simple majority?
    Anyone here know?

  34. RBG could still kick your arse, JC.

  35. Confused Old Misfit

    Joe Concha‏Verified account @JoeConchaTV 23m23 minutes ago
    Breaking on Kavanaugh: Christine Ford will not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday per her lawyer on CNN. Will not appear at a public hearing without a thorough FBI investigation being completed.

    Game over.

  36. Confused Old Misfit

    Jim Acosta‏Verified account @Acosta 6h6 hours ago
    Jim Acosta Retweeted Jim Acosta
    Flake called me to apologize for missing the interview. He said he would support GOP push to move forward with Kavanaugh nomination if Ford does not appear at hearing. “I think we’ll have to move to the markup,” he said. “I hope she does (appear). I think she needs to be heard.”

  37. Who voted to reduce the requirement for Senate affirmation of judicial appointments from a bi-partisan “super-majority” to a simple majority?
    Anyone here know?

    Democrats, but that was in response to GOP Senators refusing to approve home state nominations through the blue slip convention. McConnell has now completely abandoned the blue slip system.

  38. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce, McConnell extended Senate sittings to ram through more judges.

    Sure M0nty.
    He knows 90% of registered Republican voters approve of Trump.
    Embarrassing stat that.
    So he’s been aiding the Dems reading the phone book for thirty hours for each confirmation.
    It’s a tell that the Dems are so desperate they played along for 3 weeks of the holidays.
    Then McConnell gave them one week off.
    Without recessing the Senate.
    They must know the phone book by heart now.

    Trump is at war with both the Left and the RINOs who run the Republican organization.
    But you know that already.

  39. By the same logic, Kavanaugh’s nomination should be delayed until after the mid terms, seeing as the Democrats could flip the Senate.

    But you are not dealing in logic, are you?

    Such a low energy reply.

  40. Bruce, McConnell is far more of a Republican than Trump will ever be. If you are calling McConnell a RINO you have NFI.

  41. Confused Old Misfit

    Monty personifies the “dim” in Dimocrat.

  42. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I can’t believe those Republican soft cocks are even taking any notice of this complete bullshit claims from this deranged woman.

    It was the worst moment in her life but she can’t remember when, where or who was there?

    Pull the other one.

    This is why the left wins. You need to nuke them when they do this shit.

  43. areff

    A non-stop media/web blast of how Dan of the Dead’s windmills and solar panels are sucking the blood from Victoristanis, I would have thought, would be a surefire vote gatherer.

    That would be a good start for a party with its wits about it and, more important, some appreciation how the citizens it seeks to govern go about their lives. Another matter a competent party might promote:

    The speed-fine ripoff: VicPol can’t find divvie vans to attend aggravated shoplifting incidents — read “aggravated” as a synonym for “African” — yet it keeps hundreds of wallopers at work doing breath tests when the battle against drunk driving was won years ago. Who now gets pissed and behind the wheel? About 1% of those tested, according to the numbers VicPol itself releases.

    In terms of manpower, this isn’t cost-effective — and certainly not when sporting goods stores are selling out of baseball bats.

  44. This is why the left wins. You need to nuke them when they do this shit.

    Indeed. Look at monty, he thinks refusing to consider a nominee until after a new President is elected is the same as withholding an implausible accusation of sexual assault, that purportedly occurred in the early 1980s, that was in your possession three months earlier until the final week of the nomination process.

  45. Anthony

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2819750, posted on September 19, 2018 at 11:18 am
    Joe Concha‏Verified account @JoeConchaTV 23m23 minutes ago
    Breaking on Kavanaugh: Christine Ford will not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday per her lawyer on CNN. Will not appear at a public hearing without a thorough FBI investigation being completed.

    What the fuck can the FBI investigate? Slander? Defamation? Lies? Stupidity? Feinstein’s support of and then throwing Blasey under a train? I mean, what a joke! And how could Kavanaugh and Judge explain that they cannot testify about a situation they were not present at?

  46. Confused Old Misfit

    What the fuck can the FBI investigate? Slander? Defamation? Lies? Stupidity?

    FBI has already declined to investigate.

  47. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Cocaine Mitch is a machine.

    He has single handedly secured a Conservative majority on all the major court circuits.

    By next week the will be a conservative majority on SCOTUS.

  48. CL makes a great point above. Why was Shorten’s accuser never given the platform of an interview on the 7.30 Report? The question answers itself.

  49. Boambee John

    JC
    #2819729, posted on September 19, 2018 at 11:01 am
    Bruce, McConnell extended Senate sittings to ram through more judges.

    You’re saying as though it’s a bad thing, Monst.

    From the viewpoint of the fascist left establishment, of which m0nty is a loyal member, it is a bad thing.

    Anything which hinders the advance of the fascist left establishment meets his criteria for a “bad thing”.

  50. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1114

    Only Democrats care about those norms.

    Hahahahahaha. LOL. Stop it, my sides are splitting!

  51. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce, McConnell is far more of a Republican than Trump will ever be.

    M0nty – Of course McConnell is bending over backwards to keep the Republican machinery out of the hands of Trump. Photios has been doing the exact same thing keeping LNP machinery out of the hands of the Duttons and Abbotts. Gramsci haunts the Liberal and Republican parties equally. That includes delaying Trump Administration appointments as long as they can get away with it.

    The different electoral system in the US though allows the deplorable dregs voters to bypass the purple people eaters.

    The GOP is Trump’s party now

    Actually that headline is incorrect. The rank and file has re-exerted control from the elites, although the elites like McConnell are still using their passive aggressive party rules to fight a rearguard action.

    The LNP rank and file unfortunately have no hope as head office routinely overrides the will of the members in preselections. A primary system like the US would fix that.

  52. Boambee John

    The greatest example of “Democrats care about those norms” was when Teddy Kennedy led tge inquisition of Clarence Thomas on allegations of sexual impropriety!

  53. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dot stop being a f$cking Bot.
    You only need to post once, not SIX F$CKING TIMES.

  54. thefrollickingmole

    That video of RBG above, do her assistants move the pages on her documents so she doesnt have to exhaust herself moving her eyes?

    You can almost smell the formaldehyde leaking through the screen.

  55. Mullumhillbilly

    $444 million

    The fuckup fairies have come to call…

    Maybe it was a stutter error…

    Oohhh fffffor fffffucks sake give them fffour-fffour-fffour million….

  56. Bruce of Newcastle

    Blue Wave Monty, Blue Wave!!!

    Awesome Stimpy!
    I love the fluorescent blue lipstick.

  57. zyconoclast

    White existence is a crime, says BLF spokesperson

    The BLF spokesperson has posted views reflecting his party’s belief that all white people in South Africa are criminals by virtue of their existence.
    Black First, Land First spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp has told the author of this article and others about the controversial party that my “existence is a crime.”

    He also repeated his party’s slogan, “land or death.”

  58. zyconoclast

    Coventry police black males advice is ‘inflammatory’

    Police advice to pubs to look out for “young black males who look as though they are intent on committing disorder” has been branded inflammatory.

    A Coventry police officer sent an email to the city’s Pubwatch scheme following the fatal stabbing of Fidel Glasgow , the grandson of Specials singer Neville Staple.

    Race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust said it was racial profiling.

    West Midlands Police called the wording of the email unfortunate.

    Mr Glasgow was stabbed to death during an incident outside Club M in Coventry on 1 September.

    Last week an officer emailed publicans and nightclub owners about a heightened alert over black males “who may be intent on reprisal”.

    “Large gatherings of young black males who look as though they are intent on committing disorder should be rung in on either 999s if an incident is occurring or 101,” the email said.

    The Runnymede Trust’s deputy director Zubaida Haque said: “A young black male victim was tragically murdered, and instead of being sensitive about how black males in that community might be feeling scared, the police has severely worsened trust in the police by essentially racially profiling them.”

    Dr Haque said the email was also “inflammatory” because it gave responsibility to pub and nightclub door staff to judge what is suspicious.

    “If you have a gathering of young black men laughing and talking loudly, is that suspicious?”

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission, the national equality body, said it expected West Midlands Police to investigate the matter to ensure it is meeting its legal duties.

    Supt Phil Healy, from Coventry Police, ruled out “malicious intent” by the officer who wrote the email, but said the wording would not be repeated.

    He said: “This incident underlines the care that’s needed when communicating with our communities, to ensure nothing can be taken out of context or cause offence.”

  59. .

    Stimpy

    I often forget that Dr Katz, Professional “Theparist” is banned if you spell it right.

    I don’t believe in moderation.

    I thought the filters might have picked up on some other keywords.

  60. Zatara

    On Tuesday, Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono told American men to shut up and do the right thing for a change when it comes to Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations.

    Sen. Hirono: “Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country. I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up! And step up. Do the right thing for a change.” pic.twitter.com/isK2rOP7lT

    Actor James Woods responded: “There are hallowed American cemeteries around the globe filled with men who did the right thing, you sexist witch. Go fuck yourself.” https://t.co/gBy8oxatXI

  61. C.L.

    Why was Shorten’s accuser never given the platform of an interview on the 7.30 Report?

    The woman never diverted from her story, insisted it was true and claimed the police looked after Bill, perhaps the most powerful man ever accused of such a thing in Australian history. Now, I’m not saying it is true; indeed, I’m getting sick and tired of people whining about trysts ad hook-ups on booze gone wrong long ago. Get on with your darn life. But … by the ABC’s own standards, this woman was made to measure for one of their defamatory 7.30 get-squares. But Labor.

  62. Boambee John

    Stimpy at 1217

    1) Because they can.

    2) Because it advances the cause of the fascist left establishment.

  63. C.L.

    Joe Concha‏Verified account @JoeConchaTV 23m23 minutes ago Breaking on Kavanaugh: Christine Ford will not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday per her lawyer on CNN. Will not appear at a public hearing without a thorough FBI investigation being completed.

    Trump wins … again.

  64. thefrollickingmole

    Stimpson J. Cat

    Grasshopper you have only begun to hear the sound on one degeneracy clapping…..

    Heres a juicy detail from the gruinids report on the same thing.

    Contacted for comment, Charles Kaiser, a Guardian contributor and author of The Gay Metropolis: the Landmark History of Gay Life in America, said: “I have no personal knowledge about the sexual feelings of Bert and Ernie. But I did have an on-and-off affair for several years with Richard Hunt, the very handsome back-end of Snuffleupagus.”

    Hunt, who worked with Muppets creator Jim Henson for 20 years, died at 40 in 1992, from Aids.

    Mr Snuffleupagus’ ass literally died from AIDs.
    Now thats degeneracy

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRH8HxUQs6CyS7VOhSqqSjmE_TjbDgRIOFNx0BnkNltY_G-J2KO

  65. Stimpson J. Cat

    “I have no personal knowledge about the sexual feelings of Bert and Ernie. But I did have an on-and-off affair for several years with Richard Hunt, the very handsome back-end of Snuffleupagus.”

    I think it’s fairly obvious at this point that God created AIDs to kill degenerate Muppets.
    Logically it makes sense.

  66. .

    Actor James Woods responded: “There are hallowed American cemeteries around the globe filled with men who did the right thing, you sexist witch. Go fuck yourself.”

    Ha!

  67. Tel

    I can’t believe those Republican soft cocks are even taking any notice of this complete bullshit claims from this deranged woman.

    You make the outrageous presumption that those Republicans are not quietly in on the deal.

  68. H B Bear

    Mr Snuffleupagus’ ass literally died from AIDs.
    Now thats degeneracy

    Makes sense when you think about it.

  69. Stimpson J. Cat

    Frank Oz
    @TheFrankOzJam
    It seems Mr. Mark Saltzman was asked if Bert & Ernie are gay. It’s fine that he feels they are. They’re not, of course. But why that question? Does it really matter? Why the need to define people as only gay? There’s much more to a human being than just straightness or gayness.
    2:31 AM · Sep 19, 2018

    Thom spillman
    @SpillmanThom
    Replying to
    @TheFrankOzJam
    Why are they not? Not arguing…just wondering.. He said he wrote from that POV…
    2:35 AM · Sep 19, 2018

    Frank Oz
    @TheFrankOzJam
    Replying to
    @SpillmanThom
    I created Bert. I know what and who he is.
    2:48 AM · Sep 19, 2018

    F$ggots just got BTFO.
    By Yoda.
    F$cking epic.

  70. .

    Cool it with the anti-gay remarks.

  71. thefrollickingmole

    Lets not forget who we are talking about here..

    https://www.bertisevil.tv/

  72. C.L.

    Washington Press Corps is informed Cavanaugh accuser is a no-show:

  73. Stimpson J. Cat

    Cool it with the anti-gay remarks.

    Don’t be gay Dot.

  74. Mother Lode

    Trump will also replace Ruth Bader-Lenin,

    RBG looks in real life exactly the way the cartoonist Ramirez would draw her.

  75. LNP insider

    Bruce of Newcastle

    The LNP rank and file unfortunately have no hope as head office routinely overrides the will of the members in preselections. A primary system like the US would fix that.

    The LNP in Queensland run rank and file preselections. The Nationals also do in other states.

  76. Chris

    The LNP in Queensland run rank and file preselections. The Nationals also do in other states.

    The first letter I got when I joined the Libs was to tell me I couldn’t vote for some long period after joining. The people actually discouraged me from joiing my own suburb’s branch, because there was a bigger group two suburbs to the south presumably where my vote might have less influence, or possibly the local branch was a complete sham. Evidently the branch stackers did not want new real members getting in their way.

  77. Mother Lode

    Seeing Ginsberg in that clip, I expected Stephen Hawking’s voice when she spoke.

    She’d like the quantum physics thing to, where something can be legal and illegal at the same time.

  78. C.L.

    She’s smart … smarter than any other woman in politics.
    Early this morning it was reported that Pauline Hanson was calling strawberry sabotage “terrorism.” Judging by the intonation of the news announcer, this was supposed to be another crazy Hanson moment. But Scott Morrison has today announced plans to increase jail sentences for food sabotage (which he likened to terrorism) and a strapline for that story at The Australian is “Food Terror.”

  79. thefrollickingmole

    .

    I reserve the right to make fun of men who have sex with other men.
    Denying me this right is pretty gay of you.

  80. Chris

    Of course, this was two years after the court held that the Liberals could exclude shooters as members.
    They will accept property developers, forgers, violent ex-criminals, people asociated with ethnic gangs, and entitled princesses of no ability.
    But they exclude the ordinary people absolutely cleared by the Police as being of good character.

  81. Cactus

    This Strawberry thing is awful. Culprits when found should face some justice. Meanwhile we should all be buying a few strawberries.

  82. .

    Of course, this was two years after the court held that the Liberals could exclude shooters as members.

    WTF?

    Any with a gun licence ought to never vote for the LNP ever again.

  83. DrBeauGan

    Cool it with the anti-gay remarks.

    Dot, I can’t dislike all gay men because I’ve never met most of them. Of the gay men I have met, I liked a few, disliked even fewer, and am indifferent to most.

    But I can and do loathe the principles of the gaystapo.

  84. C.L.

    I’m a bit of strawberry addict.
    I eat a punnet a week, I guess.
    Till now, my only beef with the industry was QC. Some of the specimens on sale sometimes are mushy, tasteless garbage. But I’m certainly on their side over this. Morrison wants to gaol the offender for 15 years (which won’t happen because the culprit, if caught, will be “mentally ill,” on the “spectrum,” a traumatised refugee or a depressed Afghan midget). But it’s a start. Copy-catters on a needle lark in supermarkets will also be jailed for ten years under Morrison’s plan.

  85. wivenhoe

    I reserve the right to make fun of men who have sex with other men.

  86. CL. You forgot to mention different cultural norms.

  87. wivenhoe

    I reserve the right to make fun of men who have sex with other men.

    I pass no judgement unless It becomes compulsory, but I do have a question, What is sex? I have forgotten.

  88. Chris

    Any with a gun licence ought to never vote for the LNP ever again.

    Yes well. I thought the country needed Howard votes while he lasted. Except 1998, I left the country for a few years.
    With the ascent of waffles, I presumed there was no principle left to defend in the Libs.

  89. Trump wins … again.

    Ford is now basically in witness protection, she has been hacked, sockpuppeted and doxxed. The Senate Republicans – all male, all old, all white on that committee – wanted her to sit at the same table as Kavanaugh and get cross-examined, after many of those Senators had already made statements to the effect that they had already made their minds up that she was lying. No wonder she would prefer to be interviewed by FBI flatfoots instead.

    The optics of this aren’t going to work for the GOP in November. Ford is in the exact demographic that they can’t afford to lose. The worse they treat her, the more votes disappear for them in that cohort.

    But of course you lot strap on the bomber jacket and declare Mission Accomplished, LOL.

  90. DrBeauGan

    What is sex? I have forgotten.

    It used to be the classification of animals into male and female, Wivenhoe. But now it means poking your willie into an orifice. As in aural sex, where the orifice is someone’s ear. Unless you’re remarkably agile, the ear has to belong to someone else.

  91. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jesus christ people it’s meta. I thought Stimp would appreciate it.

    And now you have to bring the J$ws into it.
    What are you, some kind of Gay Nazi?
    Outrageous.

    😁

  92. Jesus christ people it’s meta. I thought Stimp would appreciate it.

    There is an idea of a Dot; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real Dot: only an entity, something illusory. And though Dot can hide his cold gaze, and you can shake his hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense your lifestyles are probably comparable… Dot is simply not there.

  93. As in aural sex, where the orifice is someone’s ear.

    Nope. Aural and Oral sex is talking about sex, rather than doing anything*.

  94. Stimpson J. Cat

    There is an idea of a Dot; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real Dot: only an entity, something illusory. And though Dot can hide his cold gaze, and you can shake his hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense your lifestyles are probably comparable… Dot is simply not there.

    I’m going to need a sh$tload more coffee to listen to Philosopher Monty.
    Get back to work you bum.

  95. C.L.

    Ford is in the exact demographic that they can’t afford to lose.

    Menopausal lunatics?

  96. thefrollickingmole

    Ford is now basically in witness protection, she has been hacked, sockpuppeted and doxxed.

    By Feinstein and the Dems.

    Another formaldehyde guzzler

  97. .

    Ford is now basically in witness protection, she has been hacked, sockpuppeted and doxxed.

    None of this is actually true.

    She came forward voluntarily.

  98. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ford is now basically in witness protection, she has been hacked, sockpuppeted and doxxed.

    You shouldn’t talk about Sen. Feinstein like that M0nty.
    She’s female too.
    Beware lefty wymminses with agendas.
    Especially if you think they’re on your side.

  99. JC

    Monster

    Ford is a leftist female lunatic acedemic. She is exactly the demographic you not only want to lose but also what you don’t want.

    She accurately epitomises the dregs of society molester Biden referred to.

  100. .

    Please IR, be more kindly; I have NFI what montel is trying to say.

    It is like he is abandoning English as a first language as an effort to go woke.

  101. .

    The Post-Meritocracy Manifesto

    Are they willing to have post-meritocracy medical care? Bridge construction? Airplane design?

    No? Then they’re full of shit commies.

  102. College-educated white women are a key demographic for Trump, if his support there craters then the wave will be gargantuan.

    Keep hating women though you guys, it’s an electoral winner!

  103. I have NFI what montel is trying to say.

    That’s always a given. Anytime. Any place.

  104. I have NFI what montel is trying to say.

    Dude, you just quoted Patrick Bateman. JFC you are clueless.

  105. .

    His reality was constructed monty.

    I watched the movie. I didn’t google the script.

  106. .

    m0nty
    #2819875, posted on September 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    College-educated white women are a key demographic for Trump, if his support there craters then the wave will be gargantuan.

    Keep hating women though you guys, it’s an electoral winner!

    Fuck me monty. Her lawyer put forward a version of events that was different to hers. Feinstein said she could not guarantee it was all true.

    I guess they hate women as well?

    You’ve got to decide if you’re at war with Eastasia or Eurasia, little buddy.

  107. Mother Lode

    Actor James Woods responded: “There are hallowed American cemeteries around the globe filled with men who did the right thing, you sexist witch. Go fuck yourself.”

    I expect the bog standard progressive sees that:

    1) War is caused by men, so they can hardly be deserving of sympathy that their own destructive pastimes destroy them too. They can only blame themselves.

    2) Women are the true casualties of war, having been powerless to prevent them and each woman’s death is a crime in which she was not complicit. Moreover they are expected to deal with the fallout of war afterward.

    3) If the world had been run as women saw fit rather than men, then there would be peace, plenty, and the harmony of singing vaginas.

  108. H B Bear

    Is mUnty transitioning? He is starting to sound like Prof van Wrongselen.

  109. But of course you lot strap on the bomber jacket and declare Mission Accomplished, LOL.

    You’re not fooling anyone with the lol at the end, monty. You are very angry.

  110. Libertarians are all firmly on the spectrum.

    If I ever meet Dot and he asked me if I like Huey Lewis and the News, I am going to scarper quick smart.

  111. Stimpson J. Cat

    If I ever meet Dot and he asked me if I like Huey Lewis and the News, I am going to scarper quick smart.

    Ask Dot the hard questions Monty.
    Ask him if he’s going to Phil Collins.

  112. .

    monty on Trump’s “woman hating”:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/senate/mo/missouri_senate_hawley_vs_mccaskill-6280.html

    So feminist Senator McCaskill (D) is likely to lose and her opponent is trending up.

  113. .

    Holistic health hey monty.

    Good to see you’re not linking to any crank websites.

    You’re definitely going to stop BK being appointed by posting here.

    Go little monty, go!

  114. Zyconoclast

    Cool it with the anti-gay remarks.

    Why?
    I thoght apart from the J word and N word every other group was fair game.

  115. C.L.

    Trump should bring out a new line of TRUMP Supreme Court desk sets or something.
    Strictly tasteful merc, you understand.

  116. Stimpson J. Cat

    See Dot this is what happens when you try to be funny.
    Now you know how I feel all the time.

  117. College-educated white women are a key demographic for Trump, if his support there craters then the wave will be gargantuan.

    Keep hating women though you guys, it’s an electoral winner!

    Monty’s having another breakdown. The pressure of the imminent declassification of material related to Trump FISA warrants is getting too much.

    We have to keep winning. We have to win more!

  118. C.L.

    I see Ford’s spokesliars are claiming she has received Def Fwets. That’s her excuse for bailing.
    Whenever a feminist finger-pointer retreats citing Def Fwets, you know she’s been crushed by the truth anvil. Adios, hun.

  119. .

    I see Ford’s spokesliars are claiming she has received Def Fwets.

    The public MUST help her out. Let’s see the caller ID and email addresses. Let’s see the Twitter messages and FB walls. In fact, let’s check her ISP/POP servers, ditto for Eshoo, Katz and ChiDiFi!

  120. .

    monty has ran out of talking points.

    Back to work.

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    Monty at least mention Mark Judge and his young girls.
    Make an effort on this Kavanagh thing.

    You are so low energy today.

  122. John Constantine

    As a wymynsys activist has declared to me,when wymynsys achieve global communism, done right because it is done by wymynsys, they will get rid of everybody that isn’t tolerant and that will end war.

    They don’t even pretend anymore that genocidal Purges are not the foundation of.all totalitarian Stalinist hellhole phantasies.

    Comrades.

  123. C.L.

    I just spotted this gaffe from Hillary Clinton. It won’t be reported, of course:

    Via DRUDGE: HILLARY: KAVANAUGH’S ACCUSER DESERVES ‘THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT’.

    CLINTON: “What I would like to see is a democratic majority that actually has the chance to make that choice right now the Democrats have very few tools at their disposal to stop the Republicans from going full speed ahead and engaging in the kind of unprecedented behavior as they did with the Garland nomination. So I’m not in favor of either unilateral disarmament or – you know – defcon-10. I think there has to be some effort to try to get back to regular order, try to get back to having a system, a process in place so that we are not subjected to the hardball behavior of the Republicans that we saw in the Garland nomination, and we’re not subject to the outrageous denial of the information that was requested on Kavanaugh. I mean, there can’t be one set of rules for Democrats and one set of rules for Republicans.

    There is no such thing as DEFCON 10. There are five DEFCON stages, with 1 being the most serious.

  124. Mother Lode

    DeMenty is having a bad day, huh.

    They must all just merge into one, mentally, so that life becomes one long smudge of shit that connects birth and death.

  125. Stimpson J. Cat

    POLITICO
    @politico
    BREAKING: Mark Judge, whom Christine Blasey Ford said was in the room when Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her, said he will not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee

  126. Washington Press Corps is informed Cavanaugh accuser is a no-show

    Sobering because its true.

  127. There is no such thing as DEFCON 10. There are five DEFCON stages, with 1 being the most serious.

    Anyone that watched Wargames in the 80s knows this, heavens.

  128. I see Ford’s spokesliars are claiming she has received Def Fwets. That’s her excuse for bailing.
    Whenever a feminist finger-pointer retreats citing Def Fwets, you know she’s been crushed by the truth anvil. Adios, hun.

    Women( and other minorities) are the human shields of the Democratic Party.

  129. Makka

    mUnty and the Dems all in a panic over Trump’s 5D chess moves in DC. Rosenstein in the crosshairs now.

    Wait until the new Associate Attorney General gets appointed, he who would replace RR. Already confirmed and good to go.

    The man who could fire Mueller
    If Trump fires Rod Rosenstein, next in line to be Robert Mueller’s boss is Solicitor General Noel Francisco—who is no fan of James Comey or the FBI.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/17/rosenstein-francisco-attorney-general-solicitor-general-526859

    He may have his man in Solicitor General Noel Francisco, a little-known Trump appointee who happens to have an ax to grind against the FBI — and who could become Mueller’s boss through one angry presidential impulse.

    Francisco even has a specific grudge against former FBI Director James Comey, whom — much like Trump — he has accused of partisan bias. That has compounded prior concerns among Democrats about Francisco’s political independence and whether he might obey an order to either sack Mueller or constrain his investigation.

  130. Top Ender

    Large gatherings of young black males who look as though they are intent on committing disorder should be rung in

    Obviously not.

    Should be:

    Large gatherings of young [aren’t any colour but we can’t tell you which ones] males..

    Should be:

    Large gatherings of [aren’t just any age but we can’t tell you which age] [aren’t any colour but we can’t tell you which ones] males..

    Should be:

    Large gatherings of
    [aren’t just any age but we can’t tell you which age]
    [aren’t any colour but we can’t tell you which ones]
    [aren’t just any any sexual orientation but we can’t tell you which]

    There you go.

    Ask me another.

    I’m here all week. Try the cheesecake it’s great.

  131. Makka

    She’s panicking and worried about truth, the elections and corruption. Lol.

    Hillary Clinton

    Verified account

    @HillaryClinton
    Follow Follow @HillaryClinton
    More
    Donald Trump refuses to be subject to the law. The legitimacy of our elections is in doubt. The president is waging war on the truth. The administration is undermining the national unity that makes democracy possible. And then there’s the breathtaking corruption.

    8:08 AM – 18 Sep 2018

  132. Snoopy

    POLITICO
    @politico
    BREAKING: Mark Judge, whom Christine Blasey Ford said was in the room when Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her, said he will not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee

    If Ford can’t be bothered turning up, why should he?

  133. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2819857, posted on September 19, 2018 at 1:28 pm
    Trump wins … again.

    Ford is now basically in witness protection, she has been hacked, sockpuppeted and doxxed.

    So pretty much what happens to anyone who does not accept in toto whatever the PC fascist left agenda happens to be today, then?

  134. OldOzzie

    Malcolm Turnbull ‘took charge’ of $443m reef meeting – Ben Packham

    Malcolm Turnbull “took charge” of a meeting with Great Barrier Reef Foundation chairman John Schubert and former environment minister Josh Frydenberg, offering the charity a $443.3 million grant without a tender process.

    Dr Schubert yesterday told a Senate committee examining the grant that he was summoned to the April 9 meeting by the former prime minister’s appointment secretary with just two days’ notice.

    He said he had no idea what the meeting was about and was surprised when Mr Turnbull revealed that the charity, which had six full-time staff, had been selected to ­receive the grant.

    “The prime minister started off and he took charge of the meeting,” the former Commonwealth Bank chairman said.

    “He laid out the proposal that a reef trust partnership be formed … He indicated the number of $443m. To the extent that I hadn’t heard anything about it, yes (I was surprised).”

    Last month, The Australian revealed that Mr Turnbull met with Dr Schubert to inform him of the grant just 11 days after cabinet’s expenditure review committee had decided to “seek a commercial partner” for a Great Barrier Reef plan.

    Dr Schubert said he was told at the meeting that the foundation would have to leverage extra funding from the private sector, but “no specific figure (was) raised”.

    The foundation’s managing director, Anna Marsden, told the committee the charity was finalising a plan to use the public funding to raise “hundreds of millions” in extra contributions from a range of “giving markets”.

    The committee heard the Australian Government Solicitor was involved in conducting due diligence on the foundation before the grant’s final approval, but the government had refused to release the assessment.

    Dr Schubert said Mr Turnbull indicated the foundation’s “good governance process and the quality of the board” had been important factors in its selection. He said he would take legal advice on whether the involvement of foundation director Paul Greenfield in a nepotism scandal while he was vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland should preclude him from continuing to serve on the board.

    Dr Greenfield, the head of the charity’s scientific committee, was forced to resign his UQ post in 2011 after it was revealed he had helped his daughter gain entry to a medical degree course ahead of 343 better-qualified applicants.

    Labor senator Kristina Ken­eally suggested the scandal should prevent Dr Greenfield from sitting on the charity’s board under the grant partnership agreement, which rules out participation of ­directors who had previously “failed to comply with obligations owed to the commonwealth”.

    Dr Schubert said he had also taken no steps to notify the government of the resignation of board member Stephen Roberts, a former country head for Citi, after he was charged in June over ­alleged cartel conduct.

    Another board member, Business Council of Australia president Grant King, told the committee he saw no conflict with his advocacy for LNG projects at the Port of Gladstone and his role on the board. He said Australian LNG would play a “huge role in decarbonising global emissions” by helping nations such as China wean themselves off dirty coal.

    Ms Marsden said the charity would take money from all businesses, “and, yes, some of these are from resource companies”.

    Board member Stephen Fitzgerald, a former Goldman Sachs director, appeared before the committee as the new chairman of the charity’s philanthropy committee, which had not sat for four years before the grant was awarded. He was not quizzed on his business relationship with Lucy Turnbull.

  135. Monty at least mention Mark Judge and his young girls.
    Make an effort on this Kavanagh thing.

    Geez Stimpy, at least give me a challenge. The man has written two books about how drunk he was in college. Then again, your mob elected Dubbya so Judge is probably starting a super PAC already.

  136. Boambee John

    Ford is in the exact demographic that they can’t afford to lose.

    Yes. Left wing feminist academics are usually such a reliable Republican demographic!

  137. OldOzzie

    No evidence of third Peter Dutton au pair case, inquiry finds – Posie Lewis

    The Department of Home Affairs has found no evidence Peter Dutton intervened in a third au pair visa case as alleged by sacked Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg.

    The Labor-led Senate committee looking into “allegations concerning the inappropriate exercise of ministerial powers, with respect to the visa status of au pairs” is due to hand down its report today following a four-week inquiry and one hearing.

    The inquiry helped spark an extraordinary public row between Mr Dutton and Mr Quaedvlieg, with the Minister using parliamentary privilege to accuse his former ally — who he appointed as the nation’s first ABF commissioner — of “grooming” a much younger woman.

    Mr Dutton also said Mr Quaedvlieg had made “entirely false and indeed fabricated” allegations because of his “bitterness” over losing his job in March for misbehaviour.

    In a letter to the committee’s chair, Labor senator Louise Pratt, Home Affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo clarified Mr Dutton had intervened to grant a visitor visa in 21 cases involving 31 people, not 18 cases involving 24 people as previously advised.

    “I should like to inform the committee that, in the time available, having undertaken extensive searches of case files and manually reviewing departmental systems, the department has not found any evidence of another case between October 2015 and the end of 2016 involving a young female from a Western or Southern European country who had been detained at Brisbane airport due to evidence of an intention to work as an au pair,” Mr Pezzullo said.

    Mr Quaedvlieg originally claimed Mr Dutton’s chief of staff Craig Maclachlan called him in June 2015 seeking help for “the boss’s mate in Brisbane” regarding Italian woman Michela Marchisio’s case, which was brought to the Minister’s attention by one of his former Queensland police colleagues Russell Keag.

    Mr Dutton said it was “impossible” for that conversation to have occurred because Mr Maclachlan was not employed by him until four months later.

    Mr Quaedvlieg then changed his evidence to allege he had a conversation with Mr Maclachlan “between October 2015 and the end of calendar year 2016” about a similar, third au pair visa case.

    The inquiry has looked extensively at Mr Dutton’s intervention in Ms Marchisio’s case and that of French woman Alexandra Deuwel, who was granted a tourist visa after AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan asked a staff member to contact Mr Dutton’s office.

    Ms Marchisio’s case has become known as the “Brisbane case” while Ms Deuwel’s is referred to as the “Adelaide case” because both were detained at the cities’ airports before being granted their respective tourist visas.

    “The information I was provided was that a young European female travelling on a tourist visa had been detained at Brisbane International Airport. I do not recall her exact nationality however I am reasonably confident she was from a Western or Southern European country,” Mr Quaedvlieg said in evidence to the committee.

    “As a result of the remarkably coincidental circumstances, and without access to records, I had made the apparently erroneous assumption that the conversation I have just recounted was in fact related to the ‘Brisbane case’ currently under scrutiny of the inquiry, however it now appears that the records of the department and the ABF, and officers involved in the described chain of inquiry, need to be examined to correlate it to a different Brisbane visa case.”

    Mr Pezzullo’s latest evidence directly disputed Mr Quaedvlieg’s claim.

    Mr Quaedvlieg has been contacted for comment.

    Labor will respond to the committee’s report when it is handed down.

  138. calli

    Mmmmm. Buy strawberries. Lots of them.

    Just had a plate of deliciousness, with lashings of dollop cream.

    Stand up to Food Terror and stare it down! 🍓🍓🍓

  139. wivenhoe

    Ford is in the exact demographic that they can’t afford to lose.

    Can’t lose what you do not have in the first place. It is like saying that the Liberal party can not afford to lose the Green vote.

  140. calli

    Ford is now basically in witness protection, she has been hacked, sockpuppeted and doxxed.

    How unfortunate.

    She’s being treated like a Trump supporter, poor thing.

    Sadly I have misplaced my “give a stuff”.

  141. wivenhoe

    Mmmmm. Buy strawberries. Lots of them.

    Have done, calli, gone through five punnets this week, and will buy five more tomorrow. and several on Sunday to take to my daughter when I visit.

  142. Boambee John

    Going by m0nty’s verbal diarrhea today, the talking points email today was both late and incoherent.

  143. Boambee John

    Sorry.

    More incoherent than usual.

  144. wivenhoe

    #Istandwithcalli

    Strawberries
    Slice them up
    Not give them up.

  145. Dr Faustus

    Professor Scott’s attorney, Lisa Banks, has been spreading a few strategic porkies through CNN:

    Grassley said in a statement Tuesday night that there were never any plans to sit Ford and Kavanaugh together at the witness table, as Banks told [cnn] during the interview.

    We offered her a public or a private hearing as well as staff-led interviews, whichever makes her most comfortable.

    So, not “sit before the Judiciary Committee on national TV“.

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been more emphasis on Kavanaugh’s relationships with Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein, his interest in bondage dungeons, or his position on the Committee of 300.

  146. C.L.

    Strawberries
    Slice them up
    Not give them up.

    The problem, though, is this: if there are people capable of putting needles in strawberries what else are they willing to put in them? Until the perpetrators are caught, I can understand people deciding to avoid strawberries altogether.

  147. Dr Faustus

    The problem, though, is this: if there are people capable of putting needles in strawberries what else are they willing to put in them?

    At this stage just apples and bananas.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    POLITICO
    @politico
    BREAKING: Mark Judge, whom Christine Blasey Ford said was in the room when Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her, said he will not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee

    Why the fuck would he?
    Ford won’t show up, so all that will happen is that he will be smeared up hill and down dale and asked about whether it was a Thursday or a Friday when he pissed in the rubbish bins in the college dorm, or did they use blue paint or green paint on the professor’s lawn during muck-up day.
    If he gets one minor irrelevant detail wrong under oath about his college days, it will be proof positive that Kavanaugh should be ditched.

  149. More incoherent than usual.

    You talkin’ to me? Huh?

  150. wivenhoe

    The problem, though, is this: if there are people capable of putting needles in strawberries what else are they willing to put in them? Until the perpetrators are caught, I can understand people deciding to avoid strawberries altogether.

    Well, CL, At my age, death by strawberry may not be such a bad way to go, but that aside, I will NOT lay down and let the terrorist clowns, (for that is what they are) get away with this crap. I will continue to buy as many strawberries as I can afford.

  151. thefrollickingmole

    They had a whaerdoodle on their ABC being interviewed about designing computer programs to enhance users ethics.

    The ABC spokestroll asked/opinionated/voided its mouth bowel “So you avoid implicit bias in ethics, such as the programs being designed by white males”…..

    The ABC staff need to be spaced

  152. Tel

    I see Ford’s spokesliars are claiming she has received Def Fwets. That’s her excuse for bailing.

    John Ashe (former president of the U.N. General Assembly) never let any Def Fwets discourage him from testifying. These girls should man up a bit.

  153. JC

    Surely the cops would have a good idea who the culprit was who was needling the berries. They may not be able to prosecute though, as there isn’t enough evidence.

    They would have zeroed in on the establishment where the act began and then it’s a matter of focusing in on the likely suspect who most probably would be the weirdest fuck working there.

  154. lotocoti

    Has anyone developed a revised Kübler-Ross model covering mOnty’s stages of grief?

  155. JC

    Boambee John
    #2819931, posted on September 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Ford is in the exact demographic that they can’t afford to lose.

    Yes. Left wing feminist academics are usually such a reliable Republican demographic!

    Yea, using Biden’s term, the dregs of society.

    This is a Dem the GOP has always been on the hunt for and continually illusive.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    Has anyone developed a revised Kübler-Ross model covering mOnty’s stages of grief?

    There’s a new model for M0nty’s personality.

    Scientists determine four personality types based on new data (17 Sep)

    I’ll leave it to Cats, and M0nty himself, to decide which fits the best.

  157. Chris

    mOnty’s stages of grief?

    1. Rake.
    2.Rake.
    3.Steak.
    4.Rake
    5.Rake
    6.Rake
    7.Rake

  158. JC

    Typically random day at Real Clear Politics of headers for leftist articles. Get a load of this hallucinating swill.

    Christine Ford, I’ve Been There, I Believe You
    Goldie Taylor, The Daily Beast

    The Republican Party Is About to Drown
    Richard Cohen, Washington Post

    Climate Change Is No Longer Just a Theory
    Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

    Beth Moore: The Evangelical Star Taking On Trump
    Emma Green, The Atlantic

    This one is reporting on leftist dissembling bullshit.

    Leaked NPR Emails: Don’t Call Gosnell an ‘Abortion Doctor’
    Matt Lewis, Daily Beast

    Kavanaugh Could Widen the Midterms’ Gender Gap
    Dick Polman, The Atlantic

    Kavanaugh Could Widen the Midterms’ Gender Gap
    Dick Polman, The Atlantic

  159. Makka

    Deep state crumbling.

    McCabe and Strzok Caught Destroying Evidence During Final Days at FBI; “Huber is Running a Grand Jury”

    During their final days of access to FBI files and computers Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok — before losing their jobs — each allegedly tried to destroy evidence and documents, per well-placed FBI and DOJ sources.

    But they were nabbed by a sting operation.

    Two of the supposed brightest minds who served the FBI — and led the country’s Intel apparatus — each separately set out to allegedly destroy incriminating evidence before their departures from the Bureau. And neither one had any clue they were being watched.

    But FBI Director Christopher Wray had suspected as much and — working with personnel from the Inspector General’s office — set up a sting-like operation to prevent against evidence destruction, both documents and electronic, two FBI sources confirm.

    Though at differing times, McCabe and Strzok were under 24-hour surveillance both at the office and outside FBI HQ in Washington D.C. And any documents, files, and databases that were deleted or manipulated by McCabe and Strzok were being recorded and documented by federal agents. The original records were restored after the duo vacated the FBI.

    “They had no clue they were being watched,” one FBI source said.

    Federal sources said a grand jury has been convened involving McCabe and Strzok — and other former FBI — and the evidence gathered by federal officials during their final weeks at the FBI will be front and center but the grand jury will also be examining other violations during their official tenures at FBI.

    https://truepundit.com/mccabe-and-strzok-caught-destroying-evidence-during-final-days-at-fbi-huber-is-running-a-grand-jury/

  160. JC

    This so-called blue wave we’ve been told about that’s coming (inevitable really) looks smaller than a windless day on Port Phillip Bay.

    Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections.

  161. thefrollickingmole

    That dumb Trump, look at the chaos and bloodshed hes left in Korea…..

    North Korea agrees to shut down missile test sites as leaders hail ‘leap forward’
    Moon Jae-in says leaders have agreed to steps they say will lead to a nuclear-free peninsula, and Kim pledges to visit Seoul

    North Korea will shut down key missile test facilities in the presence of “international experts” and is willing to close its only known nuclear complex if the United States makes reciprocal measures, South Korean president Moon Jae-in has announced in a joint press conference with Kim Jong-un.

    So who do the leftslime get to provide analysis…

    Mintaro Oba, a former US diplomat who focused on North Korea policy, said: “I think we can expect a two-tiered response where President Trump remains enthusiastic about engaging with Kim Jong-un, but we also see continued scepticism from US officials about both the purported progress on denuclearisation.

    “But if one thing is clear, it’s that North Korea continues to outmanoeuvre the United States through its willingness to take initiatives that shape the global public narrative and force Washington to choose between engaging on Pyongyang’s terms or looking like it is acting in bad faith.”

    That would be failed former Obama era diplomat Mintaro Oba

    Monty explain how the tangerine dream has mucked it up again?

  162. JC

    Monst

    The Holtine is gearing up for a potentially very busy November. We have a dedicated line just for you. You can also call in before. It’s all in the service and we’re there for you, Monst. Always.

    In fact that’s the new advert blurb.

    Lefties, we’re there for you. Always.

  163. Top Ender

    Players from a Tasmanian football club have drawn criticism after dressing up in blackface costumes for their after-season celebrations.

    Three players from the Penguin Football Club were photographed wearing black face and body paint as tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams, and Kenyan-born Sydney Swans AFL player Aliir Aliir.

    Bought to you of course by the ABC

  164. Myrddin Seren

    “I think we can expect a two-tiered response where President Trump remains enthusiastic about engaging with Kim Jong-un, but we also see continued scepticism from US officials about both the purported progress on denuclearisation.

    So – Good Cop – Bad Cop negotiating process

    and

    “I trust YOU, but WE need to verify…”

    That would be failed former Obama era diplomat Mintaro Oba

    It shows, doesn’t it ?

  165. Robber Baron

    Dick Polman, The Atlantic

    Surely you can’t use your porn name as your author name

  166. Tom

    Lefties, we’re there for you. Always.

    All the best with the Hotline, JC. The November killing season will be yuuuge. I trust you have monetised the boom correctly.

  167. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Holtine is gearing up for a potentially very busy November.

    JC – You should offer a free* UN carbon certificate for the heirs of every client who does the right thing for Gaia.

    (* currently worth 29 euro cents per tonne of CO2)

  168. Snoopy

    Mintaro Oba?

    Sounds Japanese. BO had a Jap as his Korea expert? I’m surprised he didn’t work out.

  169. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    @HillaryClinton
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    Donald Trump refuses to be subject to the law. The legitimacy of our elections is in doubt. The president is waging war on the truth. The administration is undermining the national unity that makes democracy possible. And then there’s the breathtaking corruption.

    nice projection

  170. North Korea will shut down key missile test facilities in the presence of “international experts” and is willing to close its only known nuclear complex if the United States makes reciprocal measures, South Korean president Moon Jae-in has announced in a joint press conference with Kim Jong-un.

    So it will shut down test sites it doesn’t need any more after it completed enough tests to figure out that its missiles work. It will denuclearise only if America does the same, which aaaahahahahahahaha you people still believe Kim is going to give up his nukes, you idiots.

    Face it, NK was a massive failure for Trump. Kim is dominating him.

  171. Mother Lode

    Has anyone developed a revised Kübler-Ross model covering mOnty’s stages of grief?

    Cinnamon -> With jam -> Glazed -> Double Glazed -> Double Glazed with Sprinkles -> Double Double Glazed with sprinkles (2 double glazed with sprinkles held together with jam and cream) -> Vat of chocolate glazing mixed with donuts.

    When he reaches the depths of hell he finds he is in nirvana.

  172. Snoopy

    Face it, NK was a massive failure for Trump. Kim is dominating him.

    What I don’t get is why Trump has to do anything on North Korea after the world has been blessed by having 8 years of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in the White House.

  173. thefrollickingmole

    It will denuclearise only if America does the same

    And where, outside your sugar rushed imagination, is that stated?

    if the United States makes reciprocal measures
    Doesnt mean “If the US demobilizes its military and closes down its entire nuclear industry” you moist fart.

  174. Boambee John

    m0nty

    Seems McCabe and Strozk were trying to delete files on their way out of the FBI, but were watched and did not succeed.

    If they flip, will it be the end for Trump?

  175. C.L.

    What ever happened to RealClearPolitics?
    It used to be pretty good.

  176. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1638

    So it will shut down test sites it doesn’t need any more after it completed enough tests to figure out that its missiles work.

    You don’t know much about missiles, do you.

    Ongoing reliability testing is needed.

  177. thefrollickingmole

    This is what mainlining leftism does to your brain…

    Around the time he left the White House in 2009, a CNN survey found that only 34% of the public had a favourable view of Bush, while 62% had an unfavourable one. Yet two polls published last October found that more Democrats now view Bush favourably than unfavourably. Obama regularly praises him. The ascent of Trump has ensured his redemption is complete.

  178. lotocoti

    If they flip, will it be the end for Trump?

    Indubitably.

  179. Boambee John

    if the United States makes reciprocal measures

    For m0nty of the poor reading comprehension, the discussion is about denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

    Load them on an aircraft and move them to Guam is all the US has to do.

  180. It will denuclearise only if America does the same

    And where, outside your sugar rushed imagination, is that stated?

    if the United States makes reciprocal measures
    Doesnt mean “If the US demobilizes its military and closes down its entire nuclear industry” you moist fart.

    You haven’t been paying much attention, have you mole?

    When Trump says denuclearisation, he means NK getting rid of its nukes.

    When Kim says denuclearisation, he means NK and SK getting rid of its nukes, plus America withdrawing whatever nuclear assets it has within range (which is technically all of them).

    If you don’t understand this, you won’t understand what’s going on.

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    M0nty has found a nuclear squirrel.

  182. Chris

    When he reaches the depths of hell he finds he is in nirvana.

    I am reminded of the Vicar of Dibley ‘going in’ – to the chocolate fountain.

  183. Mother Lode

    it’s that North Korea continues to outmanoeuvre the United States through its willingness to take initiatives that shape the global public narrative

    It kind of reminds me of an old Woody Allen (erk!) skit where he is talking about standing up to a mugger – by throwing his face on the against the muggers fist and blocking his knees with his stomach.

  184. Makka

    If they flip, will it be the end for Trump?

    Indubitably.

    Any day now, right mUnty?

  185. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Jules, don’t miss Radio City in NY, at least for an art deco walk through. Even the toilets there are a visual treat and if you want to see where out-of-town New Yorkers go, take in a show there featuring the famous Rockettes, precision line dancers in the 40’s style. Also walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and be part of the crowd doing just that. Iconic. Top of the Empire State viewing the art deco Chrysler Building are must do’s as is the 9/11 Freedom Tower and the very moving pools of remembrance and reflection. Find a ‘right wing’ comedy show if you can; otherwise give famed NY anti-Trump borishness a miss.

  186. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1657

    When Kim says denuclearisation, he means NK and SK getting rid of its nukes, plus America withdrawing whatever nuclear assets it has within range (which is technically all of them).

    So, as well as communicating directly with Mueller, so you can tell us his plans for his inquiry, you also either chat to Kim Phat Fuk, or perhaps read his mind?

  187. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ffs auto-correct, it is Jupes. Leave it be.

  188. thefrollickingmole

    plus America withdrawing whatever nuclear assets it has within range

    What makes you think thats a bad tradeoff.

    No nukes on either side, fat boy gets to mothball some of his military to do things like feed his own people (and present it as a victory), South Korea becomes more secure and the threat of nuclear/conventional war is largely eliminated.

    Gee what a huge stuffup by Trump.

    Or have you gone the full “daily Kos” and respect the tough decisions Bush made like the apparent majority of Dems in the USA?

  189. Makka

    Always check mUnty’s verbal diarrhea;

    mUnty: When Kim says denuclearisation, he means NK and SK getting rid of its nukes,

    Reality:

    By mid-December, South Korean government officials had told reporters that the United States had completed its planned withdrawal of nuclear weapons from South Korea. Finally, on December 18, 1991, South Korean President Roh Tae Woo publicly declared that “there do not exist any nuclear weapons whatsoever anywhere in the Republic of Korea” (Bulman 1991 Bulman, R. 1991.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/a-history-of-us-nuclear-weapons-in-south-korea/5623878

    Sth Kora has not had nukes for well over 2 decades, mOron.

  190. lotocoti

    M0nty has found a nuclear squirrel.

    Nope.
    He’s refining his analist skillz.

  191. cohenite

    When Kim says denuclearisation, he means NK and SK getting rid of its nukes, plus America withdrawing whatever nuclear assets it has within range (which is technically all of them).

    Is that what he means? I guess you’d know since he’s fat and you’re a fathead.

  192. What makes you think thats a bad tradeoff.

    No nukes on either side, fat boy gets to mothball some of his military to do things like feed his own people (and present it as a victory), South Korea becomes more secure and the threat of nuclear/conventional war is largely eliminated.

    Gee what a huge stuffup by Trump.

    Okay mole, we are plumbing new depths of your idiocy here. If you think that’s a good result for the US, you have rocks in your head.

    Trump is China’s best friend. He is doing more than anyone else to further the Chinese Century.

  193. Chris

    Hi Lizzie. Following up your article be picking up some random ‘history of the search for A-thur’ material so I can read more. How the hell do you read Malory? It’s Greek to me. Modern French is closer to English, to my un-practised eye.

  194. H B Bear

    mUnty explaining international geopolitics is right up there with Prof van Wrongselen explaining conservatism. He makes Dr Keith Suter look almost credible.

  195. Mother Lode

    McCabe and Strzok Caught Destroying Evidence During Final Days at FBI; “Huber is Running a Grand Jury”

    Any day now. Aaany daaaaaaaay…

  196. Stimpson J. Cat

    Going by m0nty’s verbal diarrhea today, the talking points email today was both late and incoherent.

    He has to be careful not to draw to much attention to Uncle Georges filthy fingerprints.
    This is Monty’s attempt at subtlety.

  197. Gab

    I’ve had a hard day in the salt mines today. Not as bad as the day I was made to attend to aboriginal re-education day but close. Feel like I’ve been hit by a bus, like how Monty feels after sprouting his approved leftist talking points at the Cat. 😂

  198. Drink-up Socrates

    OT, but infuriating, I was at Specsavers today A bint walked up and said that we would now comence my additional tests.
    In response to my query, she announced that they now do additional testing – audiology and something else.
    When protested that I did not order those services she announed, “But it’s free”. “No it is not; you charge Medicare”. “But it is free to the cudtomer”.
    Anyone know who I can lodge a fraud complaint with?

  199. thefrollickingmole

    If you think that’s a good result for the US, you have rocks in your head.

    Feel free to elaborate on your deep understanding of how denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is a disaster.

    Gen. Jack D. Monty: I can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration, communist indoctrination, communist subversion, and the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.

  200. thefrollickingmole

    Monty in action.

  201. That’s very libertarian of you mole. In other words, completely divorced from reality.

  202. cohenite

    He makes Dr Keith Suter look almost credible.

    That’s impossible.

  203. H B Bear

    He makes Dr Keith Suter look almost credible.
    That’s impossible.

    The Cash Cow then?

  204. Makka

    You didn’t read the article, did you mOron:

    A History of US Nuclear Weapons in South Korea

    By Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris
    Global Research, June 25, 2018

    During the Cold War, the United States deployed nuclear weapons in South Korea continuously for 33 years, from 1958 to 1991. The South Korean-based nuclear arsenal peaked at an all-time high of approximately 950 warheads in 1967. Since the last US nuclear weapons were withdrawn from South Korea in 1991, the United States has protected South Korea and Japan under a “nuclear umbrella” using nuclear bombers and submarines based elsewhere.

    Want to double down on your idiocy again?

  205. Rae

    Snoopy #2819642, posted on September 19, 2018 at 9:23 am

    You’re on the mend aren’t you Rae?

    No. Most days are bad. Some days are really bad. Today, so far, has been the latter.

  206. cohenite

    The Cash Cow then?

    Suter has a regular gig on 2SM and he makes Joe Biden sound sensible. He doesn’t get Trump and he certainly doesn’t get Trump voters. You can almost hear him wanting to say deplorable.

  207. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sorry to hear that Rae. FWIW this will be on my prayer list.
    I do pray for Cats, even M0nty.

  208. Geriatric Mayfly

    If Feinstein’s filth fails, I guess she walks away unblemished. She should be horse-whipped in Times Square.

  209. cohenite

    You’re a good man BoN.

  210. calli

    You are not alone in that Bruce.

  211. Zatara

    When Kim says denuclearisation, he means NK and SK getting rid of its nukes, plus America withdrawing whatever nuclear assets it has within range (which is technically all of them).

    Since SK doesn’t have nukes you can tell him to cross that off his list next time you do a mind-meld with him.

  212. old bloke

    Jupes,

    I’ll add to the NYC sight seeing tips others have been giving. For the best view of the Statue of Liberty, take the Staten Island ferry on a return trip from lower Manhattan. Not only do you get the best view of the statue from the ferry, the Staten Island ferry is free.

  213. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Chris, you are best to follow up some secondary materials first. Francis Pryor’s The Age of Arthur; Britain AD’ is a good start written by an archaeologist. Then Green’s book ‘The Nature of Arthur’. You can access Green’s earlier work on the Arthuriana website. Sorry I can’t link on my phone so Google is your friend

  214. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just as this phone is not my friend running my comment into my name box thus terminating it.

    Malory is a late c15th text that draws heavily on Geoffrey of Monmouth’s largely fabricated 12th century ‘History of the Kings of Britain’. Everything before Geoffrey is termed pre-Galfridian, believed to have more value because it is older but in reality as much as a mish-mash as Geoffrey presents. The value of the earlier texts is they give some clear hints that an old father god is part of the story although even Geoffrey has picked up some folkloric hints that Merlin was long associated with Stonehenge. Not unrealistic when I can linguistically identify Merlin as another avatar of Odin, just as Arthur is an avatar for that same old father god. You have to read a range of sources very carefully to untangle it all and also add other data – linguistic, archaeological, textual (including gebealogies and inscriptions) and folkloric – to build a theory around the name and historical circumstances of its continuing usage.

    Meanwhile, once more we are staying overlooking a marvelous seascape from on high. We have gone south in Crete, crossing the mountains of the interior, arriving near to where Hairy once had a honeymoon. We are now overlooking the furthest point south of Europe, just as we saw a few months ago beyond the arctic circle in Norway the furthest point north. Rather good, we think, congratulating each other on our choice of overnight hotel slightly redolent with hippie imagery. Aircon though. No pool, but a very pretty bougainvillea covered balcony for sitting out with Retsina before another Greek meal.

    We have,’done’ Knossos earlier today. Evans, the original circa 1900’s archaeologist, really went to town on reconstructing it, thus giving the hordes of tourists their money’s worth and later archaeologists total conniptions. To comprehend the site it is best to see the excellent interpretations in the National Museum of Archaeology first. What is most impressive at the site is the extent of it, and the intricacy of architectural planning that creates a genuine maze of it. Easy to see where the myth of the Labyrinth of the Minotaur the original bull God of Crete, gained its traction.

  215. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Rae, I hope the Cat keeps you busy enough to take your mind off pain and other distressing things.

    We’ll cut you some slack. Just come in and say bugger of a day whenever you feel like it

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