Open Forum: October 22, 2018

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  1. JC

    Ok let’s hear your prediction then JC. Spit it out.

    Calm down, Cynthia.
    The betting markets are heavily skewed to the D’rats, so I’ll go with them winning the house. I have no edge in knowing how the bulk of 100 million will vote and neither do you sitting in a fucking sand dune directing peak hour camel traffic.

    I know already ; whatever the polls and betting predicts. We’ve been here before , shithead. Just remember you were wrong then. Your record isn’t encouraging.

    Stop making shit up as you go along because you’re hurt. You confuse biases (yours) with predictions.

  2. None

    Congrats great uncle Zulu. I hope you also sorted out your daughter’s landlord.

  3. C.L.

    Paul VI: what a piece of work.
    In 1971, he ordered Mindszenty to leave the US Embassy in Budapest where he was exiled for 15 years, promising him he would remain Primate of Hungary. When the Prince Cardinal (for a Prince Cardinal he was) left and moved to Vienna, Paul fired him. Furthermore, he reversed Pius XII’s excommunication of every Hungarian Catholic involved in Mindszenty’s show trial and declared the badly tortured Cardinal a “victim of history” (instead of Communism) to impress Moscow.
    Just disgraceful.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I could twiddle thumbs for Australia, Zulu.

    Pedro, seriously, the novelty does wear off, and there is a spell where you find yourself deciding what window you look out of today.

    I’m lucky, I drive a unit for the local volunteer fire brigade – they let me turn on the flashing lights, but they won’t let me turn on the siren – and I did do one thing I swore I’d never do, join the R.S.L.

  5. Oh come on

    IIRC in 2012 the national polls suggested the race was neck-and-neck, but the polls of the battleground state races pretty accurately predicted the result. Retrospectives on 2016 always show the national pollsters pointing to the fact that Hillary’s loss was within their margin of error (just!), but any number of poll aggregators somehow decided that Hillary had a 90+% chance of winning before a single vote had been cast. Polling in general is going to take a hit when that kind of headline certainty turns out to be colossally wrong.

    I do recall Nate Silver sounding an alarm a few days before the vote, claiming state polling data suggested that Hillary’s ‘blue wall’ wasn’t nearly as impregnable as Dems assumed, so state polling may have been relatively sound in 2016, too.

  6. Oh come on

    “No Lefties. No Wannabees.”

    Tee hee!

  7. JC

    National polling done by outfits like Rassie were quite accurate in predicting the popular vote for crooked. The popular vote certainly doesn’t won you elections however it’s extrapolated to show what it can mean.

    In any event Rassie is showing D’rats at plus 1. If that’s the result, there’s no blue wave and in fact we could end up seeing a red one.

  8. JC

    Oh come on
    #2848581, posted on October 24, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    “No Lefties. No Wannabees.”

    Tee hee!

    I guess he’s staying put then.

  9. Armadillo

    None of us is perfect. One of the great Christian themes.

    So is “thou shall not steal”.

    Stealing money from gullible people wanting to virtue signal compassion is a minor crime. Stealing trust and other ethics from your own “flesh and blood” seems rather more serious. At least that’s the way I see it.

    How much hell did the nephew put your family through? A bit I’d suspect. Selfish bastard.

  10. Steve trickler

    It’s a good ride.



  11. JC

    You know, Abbott is a better backbencher than anything else. I hope he stays put.

    Still sinking the boot into Turnpiker.

    Tony Abbott has criticised Scott Morrison’s decision to send Malcolm Turnbull to an environmental conference in Bali, slamming his political foe over his “studied ­silence” during the Wentworth campaign.

    Mr Turnbull, who was in New York and Singapore during the Wentworth by-election campaign, has been criticised for failing to deliver on requests for written endorsement or other support for Liberal candidate Dave Sharma.

    Mr Abbott said he was “all in favour” of making good use of former prime ministers, but would have sent a minister to the Bali conference were it his decision.
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    “Only a minister can really speak for the government,” he told 2GB. “It doesn’t matter how distinguished someone might be, it doesn’t matter how exalted a private citizen someone might be, but you can really only speak for the government if you’re a minister.”

    Asked whether it was too late for Mr Morrison to change his mind about sending Mr Turnbull, Mr ­Abbott said it was a matter for the Prime Minister, hitting out at Mr Turnbull for his position on climate policy.

    “I’m all in favour of reducing emissions, but I’m not in favour of turning the economy upside down in order to achieve that,” he said. “I guess Malcolm Turnbull has ­always been a bit emissions-­focused, if you like, and of course he lost his job twice because of that.”

    Asked whether it was fair to say Mr Turnbull “didn’t lift a finger” to help Mr Sharma in Wentworth, Mr Abbott said: “I think that’s a very, very fair point. I was disappointed by the studied silence of the former member.

    “Dave Sharma was a terrific candidate, an outstanding Australian who would be an adornment to the parliament.”

  12. jupes

    A couple of observations after watching some exerts of Krudd on Bolta.

    Turnbull and Rudd have the same personality type but Rudd is worse.

    His ambition was bigger, he is more vain and more vindictive (notwithstanding the full extent of Turnbull’s revenge may still play out).

    What the fuck did we do to end up with those two sanctimonious fuckwits?

  13. Armadillo

    These people are all narcissists, Jupes.

    They aren’t hard hard to pick out.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Congrats great uncle Zulu. I hope you also sorted out your daughter’s landlord.

    Numder Two stepdaughter’s landlord had an icily polite, very courteous interview, with a very angry stepfather. You don’t yell, rant or rave.

    “Allow me to point out, that just because my stepdaughter is single, she is not “up for it” and furthermore, she is NOT interested in married men. Have I clarified the situation? Here’s my card.”

  15. calli

    Just noticed. Trump’s is the first hotel I’ve stayed at in recent years (including cruise ships) that doesn’t have that dopey virtue signalling greenie re-use your towel notice in the bathroom.

    More power to your hand, oh mighty Orange One!

  16. JC

    There’s one thing in Abbitt’s comments that is total bullshit and he’s lying. Totally.

    “I’m all in favour of reducing emissions, but I’m not in favour of turning the economy upside down in order to achieve that,”

    He doesn’t believe that at all, unless he’s changed his mind, which I 99.99% doubt.
    When Abbott was PM he was going around telling people he thought climate change was bullshit.

  17. C.L.

    Morrison’s decision to sent Turnbull on an embassy to Bali is utterly bizarre.
    He really is a Megachurch fruit-loop.

  18. Armadillo

    Trump really is God. Good call JC.

  19. Oh come on

    that doesn’t have that dopey virtue signalling greenie re-use your towel notice in the bathroom.

    I hate that shit. You’re a 5 star hotel. Stop trying to cut costs by pretending to be Captain Planet.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    Everything is bigger in America. Someone just won USD$1.6bn in the lottery.

  21. jupes

    Morrison’s decision to sent Turnbull on an embassy to Bali is utterly bizarre.

    It is quite possible that SloMo will be even worse than Turnbull.

    It now seems the theory previously posted at the Cat that Morrison is only as good as his boss e.g. competent at stopping boats but hopeless as treasurer is credible.

    Now he is the boss, he is floundering.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Outsiders good tonight having a go at the Aust Institute of Company Directors, hilarious irreverence to seat warmers circulating around Boards wittering about the latest climate or diversity fad rather than doing their job promoting the interests of shareholders.

    Hairy’s sat on the occasional Board and is having a great laugh at all this. Ross and Rowan have mixed wit’ a few of dese fools in their careers, and so have I, he chuckles.

    It’s good to be home.

  23. JC

    Hey Rones, instead of white knighting for the girl, why didn’t you stay the fuck out of it and told her to get her father – the real one- to deal with it. What’s more, it was simply a business proposition – an inelegant one- but still just an ordinary trade of sex for rent deal. She said she wasn’t interested and that was the end of it. Why are you pretending to be getting all hot under the collar when drunk. with this outraged outraged? It’s not your business, no one was harmed and she’s not your kid. You wouldn’t frighten a fly, secondly I very much have my doubts about your stories anyway. Stay the fuck out of it if it’s true.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It is quite possible that SloMo will be even worse than Turnbull.

    It now seems the theory previously posted at the Cat that Morrison is only as good as his boss e.g. competent at stopping boats but hopeless as treasurer is credible.

    Now he is the boss, he is floundering.

    Spin the wheel of fortune. I’ve thought two terms of a Shorten Government inevitable. Are we headed for more?

  25. DrBeauGan

    None of us is perfect. One of the great Christian themes. And forgiveness is essential, due to this, another of the great themes. Tempered with justice, of course.

    Forgiveness doesn’t enter into my thinking, Lizzie. My maximum grudge time is about thirty seconds, so I suppose I’m the forgiving sort in a sense, but once I’ve worked out that someone is one of nature’s parasites, I don’t forget it. Same with lefties, usually the same people.

    It’s a matter of predicting what the shits will do next and taking evasive action.

  26. Armadillo

    5 Star Hotels were much better when they expected most guests to flog at least something. Embroidered bath towels or coat hangers.

    Cost of doing business.

  27. JC

    Everything is bigger in America. Someone just won USD$1.6bn in the lottery.

    You realize it’s not as big as that, right? They give you the mullah over 20 years in the US and you have to pay tax on it. Using 5% as the discount rate it’s closer to a bill before tax and on an after tax basis using ( what’s the federal rate there 40%) it’s close to US$550 million. Sure, it’s nothing to sneeze at, but it’s not 1.6 billion in today’s dollars.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hey Rones, instead of white knighting for the girl, why didn’t you stay the fuck out of it and told her to get her father – the real one- to deal with it. What’s more, it was simply a business proposition – an inelegant one- but still just an ordinary trade of sex for rent deal. She said she wasn’t interested and that was the end of it. Why are you pretending to be getting all hot under the collar when drunk. with this outraged outraged? It’s not your business, no one was harmed and she’s not your kid. You wouldn’t frighten a fly, secondly I very much have my doubts about your stories anyway. Stay the fuck out of it if it’s true.

    I’m sorry, would someone be good enough to translate JC’s ravings into the English language? Who ever who Rones is – my stepdaughters father has been dead for many years, so he’s hardly likely to be much use?

  29. Armadillo

    Everything is bigger in America. Someone just won USD$1.6bn in the lottery.

    Ill flip him for it. Heads or Tails.

    Bankruptcy is only about 5 years nowadays.

  30. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “Dave Sharma was a terrific candidate, an outstanding Australian who would be an adornment to the parliament.”

    He should have moved to Wentworth. We’d have given him a room. 🙂

  31. Steve trickler

    Check out the human powered rickshaws. 1928.

    40,000 parts per million of CO2 exhaling from the lungs as they push.



  32. Oh come on

    I guess that’s a good way to solve the problem of people snorting and pissing their lottery winnings up a wall – make the jackpot so big it is virtually impossible for anyone who doesn’t have experience in being rich to fritter it away. It’s about horizons. Give some schlub a million bucks and he’ll spend it on a gold plated caravan. Give him a billion and he’s a bit flummoxed.

  33. JC

    Rones,

    Stop the nonsense. You came here boasting how you were going to challenge someone over a simple but inelegant proposition. How outrageously outraged you were. It’s imbeciles like you that a ruining this country. It was none of your business for the reasons I expressed and its also white knighting nonsense , something which you ought to be embarrassed about.

    Lastly, why the fuck do you have a business card, you irredeemable wanker? What does it say…

    Hi I’m Ronery. If you be my friend I’ll buy you a car.
    phone number xxxxxxxxxxx

    Seriously, why the fuck would you have a card?

  34. JC

    The winner gets 80 million bucks a year and on that he has to at least pay Federal tax. Presumably s/he’s moving to Florida, if he isn’t already there, so there’s no state tax. $48 million a year for 20 yearsis not bad, I must say. 🙂

    Hey, you’d be really depressed in year 21, right? You’d kinda get used to a big cheque like that coming in. 🙂

  35. Infidel Tiger

    Can either take $1.6bn over 29 years or $916mn in cash.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rones,

    Stop the nonsense. You came here boasting how you were going to challenge someone over a simple but inelegant proposition. How outrageously outraged you were. It’s imbeciles like you that a ruining this country. It was none of your business for the reasons I expressed and its also white knighting nonsense , something which you ought to be embarrassed about.

    I’m sorry, I’m still waiting to translate JC’s ravings into the English language, I’m still waiting.

  37. JC

    Can either take $1.6bn over 29 years or $916mn in cash.

    Oh really, so they made it as a 29 year proposition now.

    So they’re using a 4% discount rate. Not too bad.

    If they take the cashola tax means it’s $550 million.

  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You don’t yell, rant or rave.

    That’s what Hairy was hissing to me out of the corner of my mouth when they tried to take my Minos Bull (he with the proudly curved horns) off me at airport security in Nairobi, after he’d passed every security check point since Crete, including at Ben Gurion in Israel, one of the toughest airports in the world. He should be in packed luggage, said the stupid woman on the X-ray machine and her minions and lower level supervisors. He’s harmless, I said, and he is precious to me, and he’s been with me since he was purchased, and I don’t want him wrecked by some luggage wrangler in the hold, and I AM NOT GIVING HIM UP TO YOU.

    I created enough fuss, flatly refused to let him go, grabbed him back when they took him, calling him my Precious Bully, so that Hairy politely insisted they call a superior officer. Eventually someone with Epaulettes turned up and I gave him the full charm offensive, complimenting him on his uniform and saying I realized he was a person with real authority. He gently suggested I may have upset the staff, and I profusely apologised saying I had only upset myself, because Bully already had name. In the meantime, the plane was being held up for us, business class with loads and loads of luggage to off-load, and the airline people were popping their heads into the security area asking if we were Dr. and Mrs. Ape (this was the second security level, there is one at the entrance to the airport itself, then the one past check-in, and the others are near the gates). Superior Officer smiled kindly at me and waved us on, helping me repack Bully in his popper-wrapping and then in a hotel hand towel (a mistake, a mistake, taken by mistake).

    Dey make it up, Hairy mumbles scathingly to me as we head for the gate at last. The security system here was as well-thought out and administered in the same chaotic manner that the 2 hour immigration system was. Bully passed muster everywhere else. But, he cautions, don’t you ever make such a fuss about anyt’ing like dat at an airport again. In some places it could land you in jail.

    Point taken, I say meekly, but then grin and say it did allow me to keep my Bully though.

  39. RobK

    Pedro,
    No bloody mines within a day’s travel.
    Give it time.

  40. JC

    You know tax is really insidious and evil. If the winner takes the cash, it becomes $550 million and then earnings on that are taxed.

  41. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    oops, hissing out of the corner of his mouth, not mine!

  42. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We were not the only ones trapped it seems. As we settled in and the doors were about to close two English photographers hauled in behind us, carrying a massive amount of precious photographic equipment that had also been Okay’d previously at this airport and at many others, but hiccuped by this one woman.

    This trip has reinforced to us how variable airports are with their requirements, especially re liquids and solids. Some care a lot, others care not a whit. Bully’s beautiful golden horns were seen in Nairobi as a ‘sharp’ but as I demonstrated to Superior Officer, two metal ball point pens in the same bag, one held in each of my hands, were far sharper and more useful if one sought weaponry. To say nothing of the metal knives and forks we’d paid for the privilege to eat with.

  43. zyconoclast

    Paid protesters are a real thing.

    Crowds on Demand, a Beverly Hills firm that’s an outspoken player in the business of hiring protesters, boasts on its website that it provides its clients with “protests, rallies, flash-mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts.… We provide everything including the people, the materials and even the ideas.”

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bully got his flying colours back again when we had to do security once more when changing planes at Jo’burg. Straight through without a query.

    He has truly earned his place in my heart.
    When you have to fight for something, you value it even more.

  45. Oh come on

    Some dude has created a straight pride flag? That’s one helluva closet.

  46. zyconoclast

    Stony Brook University Opts for All-gender Homecoming Court Titles To Promote Diversity, Inclusion

    Stony Brook, New York, October 16, 2018 — Stony Brook University is ditching the gender binary titles of “king” and “queen” for this year’s homecoming celebrations and will elect three students, regardless of gender, as Stony Brook Royals.

  47. zyconoclast

    More than half of immigrants on welfare

    More than half of the nation’s immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that’s far higher than the native-born population’s, according to a report to be released Wednesday.

    About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration.

    Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant-led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.

    The findings are sure to fuel debate on the presidential campaign trail as Republican candidates focus on changing the nation’s immigration laws, from calls for mass deportations to ending birthright citizenship.

    Steven Camarota, director of research at the center and author of the report, said that’s a much-needed conversation to make the country’s immigration system more

  48. C.L.

    Hell’s Vestibule:
    Jesuit “Chapel of Encounter” wins Design Award

    Evilly hideous.

  49. C.L.

    Gee, I wonder how that ‘migrant’ died falling off the back of a truck on the, er, march to the US border. This video provides a clue.

  50. steve of kenmore

    Lord Hartington, heir to the dukedom of Devonshire, had never heard of napkin rings (he assumed that table linen was washed after every meal.)

    When told that table linen was not washed after every meal he was reported to be horrified and to have said ” Can there be such poverty?”

  51. Oh come on

    Hell’s Vestibule:
    Jesuit “Chapel of Encounter” wins Design Award

    Evilly hideous.

    LOL come on it’s so bad it’s good! It transitions from an emo teen’s suicide dream into Ikea. From Blair Witch Project into an Apple Store. It’s so cheesy.

  52. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    2h
    For those who want and advocate for illegal immigration, just take a good look at what has happened to Europe over the last 5 years. A total mess! They only wish they had that decision to make over again.

  53. Armadillo

    My first job after leaving school was with an electricity company. After a few years, I was supervising the tellers, billing staff and so on. Debt collection was part of that. Pretty simple process. Send an account, send a reminder notice, send a bloke around to disconnect the supply. Best business in the world. You can’t do SFA without lights or power.

    If you are going to pay a bill as a priority, electricity is one of them. That and an Internet connection (for the younger generation).

    I wonder if the Government has “cottoned onto” this? I suspect so.

    Maslows hierarchy of needs are all taxed to the bejesus.

    Ain’t much you can do about it other than just pay the bill. No point complaining or protesting. Your screwed.

  54. mh

    TRUMP IS HITLER: UNHINGED DEMOCRATS AND LEFTIST MEDIA CALL POTUS FASCIST DICTATOR FOR PUTTING US FIRST

    https://www.infowars.com/trump-is-hitler-unhinged-democrats-and-leftist-media-call-potus-fascist-dictator-for-putting-us-first/

    Check out the Tucker video on the link, quite incredible.

  55. Armadillo

    You can get “screwed over” in business pretty easy. Your only recourse is legal action, or to simply “write it off” as a bad experience. Plenty do. All of the time.

    “Flipping a switch” is much quicker and easier. Essentials of life.

  56. Armadillo

    Info wars seems to be under cyber attack.

  57. None

    When Abbott was PM he was going around telling people he thought climate change was bullshit.

    He said the science behind climate change was b*******.

  58. Snoopy

    The Jesuit-run America magazine has weighed in on the debate regarding homosexuality and the Catholic priesthood, insisting that ordaining gay men does not increase the risk of clerical sex abuse.

    In his October 22 article, titled “No, homosexuality is not a risk factor for the sexual abuse of children,” Thomas G. Plante contends that the idea that “banning homosexual men from the priesthood could prevent future victimization of children in the church” is “simply not true.”

    Oh well that’s okay then.

  59. Tintarella di Luna

    The much abused shopkeepers have abolished slavery and serfdom, made woman the companion of man with equal rights, proclaimed equality before the law and freedom of thought and opinion, declared war on war, abolished torture, and mitigated the cruelty of punishment. What cultural force can boast of similar achievements?

    — Ludwig von Mises

    Ah, there’s that white privilege again.

  60. Tintarella di Luna

    In his October 22 article, titled “No, homosexuality is not a risk factor for the sexual abuse of children,” Thomas G. Plante contends that the idea that “banning homosexual men from the priesthood could prevent future victimization of children in the church” is “simply not true.”

    Oh well that’s okay then.

    Tony Abbott was woke to the Jesuits, that’s why he’s not one today.

  61. Tintarella di Luna

    US Secret Service intercepted ‘explosive devices’ sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, CNN

    Headline in the Oz, didn’t bother reading it — wondering how hard they’ll look and if it will be traced back to the Democrats — intercepted I see, I am sure Mr Scalise would have like a bit of interception back on that baseball field.

    Speaking of which has there been any clue turned up as to the origin of the email saying Kerryn Phelps had HIV and was withdrawing from the Wentworth by-election? Anything?

  62. Nob

    None
    #2848641, posted on October 25, 2018 at 2:45 am
    When Abbott was PM he was going around telling people he thought climate change was bullshit.

    He said the science behind climate change was b*******.

    I thought he said “a lot of the science behind climate change is crap”.

    Accurate quotes seldom make good memes.

  63. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you Tom, lovely collection this morning – Ramirez is good and Goodwyn really captures the vacuity of Clinton – the eyes have it.

  64. Herodotus

    “Pipe bombs” sent to assorted Dems and Soros in the USA in the post!
    First reaction has to be to ask if the timing pre half terms suggests false flag op?

  65. I am bespoke

    Paul Zanetti shows the really odd priorates that iv seen, Tom.

  66. Tom

    “Pipe bombs” sent to assorted Dems and Soros in the USA in the post!
    First reaction has to be to ask if the timing pre half terms suggests false flag op?

    No-one does terror tactics like the American left — just as it becomes apparent the Dems are going to get their arses kicked on November 6.

  67. Bruce of Newcastle

    In some parallel universe a headline this morning:

    Woman Hijacks Plane Using Replica Minoan Bull Statue

  68. Rafe Champion

    Thanks Bruce, my fave headline is “Man battered to death in fish and chip shop”.

  69. I am bespoke

    JC, I’m a step kid and a step dad. Its impossible not to get attached to each other unless one is a a-h o ll.

  70. Diogenes

    All that Doomlord’s time wasted…

    An Australian government agency given AU$700,000 (just shy of US$500,000 or £380,000) to research applications of the blockchain has delivered its answer: don’t bother. Anything you want to do with blockchain, you can already do better with existing technology.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/24/oz_spent_700k_to_decide_that_blockchain_isnt_worth_the_hype/

  71. stackja

    Explosive devices sent to Clintons, Obama, CNN evacuated after Soros pipe bomb
    Sarah Blake in New York and wires, News Corp Australia Network
    9 minutes ago
    Clintons, Obamas sent ‘pipe bomb’
    CNN evacuated over bomb, white powder
    NYC authorities call packages ‘an act of terror’
    A SERIAL bomber is suspected of sending at least six mail bombs to prominent liberal American figures including former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as key Democrat critics of President Donald Trump.

    ‘October surprise’ get up not unexpected.

  72. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “Pipe bombs” sent to assorted Dems and Soros in the USA in the post!

    Suspected bombs. Why haven’t they clarified yet?

  73. stackja

    End of the DVD player: John Lewis to stop selling devices as it reveals latest trends
    14:51, UK, Tuesday 23 October 2018

    By Lucia Binding, news reporter
    John Lewis will stop stocking DVD players due to the rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, it has announced.

    The British retailer has revealed consumer habits for 2018 after it reported a 98.8% profits crash for the first half of the year, describing it as “one of the toughest retailers have seen”.

    Some items are falling out of fashion as British households increasingly embrace technology.

    One product that will become obsolete altogether is the DVD player, with the retailer saying it would not put players on shelves when stocks run out.

  74. stackja

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2848676, posted on October 25, 2018 at 6:56 am
    “Pipe bombs” sent to assorted Dems and Soros in the USA in the post!

    Suspected bombs. Why haven’t they clarified yet?

    ‘Clarification’ is awaiting ‘evidence’ putting blame on GOP/DT.

  75. stackja

    Derbyshire ‘bolving’ contestants mimic rutting deer
    BBC 23 Oct 2018
    Competitors have been meeting in the Peak District to make bizarre bellowing calls across the moors in the hope of getting a call back from a rutting stag.

    The unusual contest happens every year on the Eastern Moors on the Derbyshire-South Yorkshire border.

    The aim is to mimic a red deer’s call with points awarded for volume, authenticity and whether a stag replies across the moor.

    This year’s winner was Andy Batty, who said he had been practising at home.

    “I think the neighbours thought someone’s being murdered the last few days,” he said.

  76. Pipe bombs in the post targeting the good guys.
    Why it’s almost like the script for a Hollywood movie.

  77. I am bespoke

    monty’s been very quiet lately.

  78. egg_

    Woman Hijacks Plane Using Replica Minoan Bull Statue

    A fine cockpit and bull story?

  79. Baldrick

    “Pipe bombs” sent to assorted Dems and Soros in the USA in the post!

    No need to wait for a police investigation. A TheirABC investigation is already on the trail …

    The packages were sent to people who have been public targets of Mr Trump’s scorn.

  80. stackja

    Baldrick
    #2848690, posted on October 25, 2018 at 7:28 am
    “Pipe bombs” sent to assorted Dems and Soros in the USA in the post!

    No need to wait for a police investigation. A TheirABC investigation is already on the trail …

    The packages were sent to people who have been public targets of Mr Trump’s scorn.

    I am shocked by TheirABC.

  81. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    CNN has a pic of one out of its envelop. er … shouldn’t it have detonated?

    FAKE BOMBS

  82. Snoopy

    TheirABC breathlessly reports on the deaths of hundreds of bees from an unknown cause. Doesn’t miss the opportunity to defame glysophate.

    Mystery surrounds the deaths of hundreds of bees in South Australia’s Mid North.

    Bees of all sizes have been found dead in backyards, near smaller hives, and near a large bee hive in the town of Peterborough.

    >
    >

    Flinders University PhD student James Dorey said Roundup, a popular herbicide with an ingredient called glyphosate which is potentially harmful to bees, would not have been solely responsible for the bee deaths.

    “It’s unlikely that they’re attributed to a spray of glyphosate,” Mr Dorey said.

    A recent paper has come out saying that it might impact the gut microflora of the bees, which is entirely possible.

    “But it’s probably not enough by itself to result in a mass die out of bees.”

    Bees of all sizes! LOL.

    I would love to know how the ABC learned of this environmental disaster.

    The young girl featured in a photo has as a Shortenesque ability to fake sincerity.

  83. stackja

    Russia to target US missile hosts in NATO
    Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
    an hour ago

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning that if the US deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will have to target the nations that would host them.

    The stern statement follows US President Donald Trump’s announcement over the weekend that he intends to opt out of a 1987 nuclear arms control pact over alleged Russian violations.

    Putin said he hoped the United States wouldn’t follow up by positioning intermediate-range missiles in Europe. Such a move would be a repeat of a Cold War showdown in the 1980s, when the US and the Soviet Union both deployed intermediate-range missiles on the continent, the Russian leader said.

    “If they are deployed in Europe, we will naturally have to respond in kind,” Putin said at a news conference after talks with visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

    “The European nations that would agree to that should understand that they would expose their territory to the threat of a possible retaliatory strike. These are obvious things.”

    He continued: “I don’t understand why we should put Europe in such a grave danger.”

    “I see no reason for that,” Putin said.

    “I would like to repeat that it’s not our choice. We don’t want it.”

    USSR deja vu.

  84. stackja

    Super Typhoon Yutu hits US Mariana Islands
    Associated Press
    an hour ago

    Super Typhoon Yutu is crossing over the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands producing damaging winds, flooding and high surf.

    Maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (290km/h) were recorded around the eye of the storm, which passed over Tinian and Saipan, east of The Philippines, early on Thursday local time, the National Weather Service said.

    “Gonna be quite a scene when the sun comes up,” Saipan resident Glen Hunter wrote to The Associated Press in a Facebook message as Yutu was passing.

    “My concrete walls were literally shaking.”

    It’s worse than previous typhoons, he said in a Facebook post: “Insane amount of natural force. Like nothing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

    On Wednesday night, the National Weather Service in Guam issued dire warnings of possible destruction of homes and others buildings.

    AGW/climate change!

  85. rickw


    “Pipe bombs” sent to assorted Dems and Soros in the USA in the post!
    First reaction has to be to ask if the timing pre half terms suggests false flag op?

    Desperate false flag.

    American Patriots are winning bigly without resorting to dirty tricks.

    Why would they start now just as more and more scabs are being ripped off the Dems dirty tricks?

  86. Mother Lode

    The Jesuit-run America magazine has weighed in on the debate regarding homosexuality and the Catholic priesthood, insisting that ordaining gay men does not increase the risk of clerical sex abuse.

    That is because they have already been ordaining them. The point is to reduce the risk.

    OK, that is a bit of a cheat – not all gay men who become priests become child abusers – but the claim just looks weird. There is no alternative version of the Catholic church to compare to, so it is like arguing that if we keep doing the same thing, the risks remain the same, so there is no point changing.

  87. rickw

    Maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (290km/h) were recorded around the eye of the storm, which passed over Tinian and Saipan, east of The Philippines, early on Thursday local time, the National Weather Service said.

    I’m waiting for the damage report on projects.

  88. stackja

    Former Victoria Police chief calls on fraud squad to arrest Labor MPs over rorts-for-votes
    Mark Buttler, Anthony Dowsley, Tom Minear, Monique Hore, Herald Sun
    October 24, 2018 8:15pm
    Subscriber only

    EXCLUSIVE: A FORMER chief commissioner has called on Victoria Police to arrest the Labor MPs who are refusing to co-­operate with the investigation into the party’s rorts-for-votes scheme.

    Ex–top cop Kel Glare told the Herald Sun that it was an “absolute disgrace” that the MPs were dodging questions from detectives even after Premier Daniel Andrews had promised their full co-operation.

    Less than a month before the state election, 11 current Labor MPs — including six ministers — are caught up in a probe over the rorting of almost $388,000 to part-pay political organisers during the 2014 campaign.

  89. John Constantine

    Lamb prices rebounded this week in the saleyards.

    After a collusion to corrupt the market among the buyers cartel forced prices down a month or so ago, down to where well finished Victorian stock were selling for unfinished new south wales lamb rates, storms in New South has ended motivated destocking there.

    Supermarket meat prices didn’t seem to reflect the drop from nine bucks a kilo dressed weight in the yards to five bucks a kilo or so. Wonder how the return to eight and nine bucks will affect pricing?.

    The supply gap for late summer/early autumn lamb is obvious, but the feed bills to carry and finish lambs for January/April doesn’t look a good business proposition at current rates, especially with the threat of commodity price slumps.

    Australia Day without Sam Kekovitch in the lamb advertising, social engineering waleed in his spot and thirty dollar a kilo chops.

    Dystopia beckons, Comrades.

  90. stackja

    rickw
    #2848705, posted on October 25, 2018 at 7:47 am

    “Pipe bombs” sent to assorted Dems and Soros in the USA in the post!
    First reaction has to be to ask if the timing pre half terms suggests false flag op?

    Desperate false flag.

    American Patriots are winning bigly without resorting to dirty tricks.

    Why would they start now just as more and more scabs are being ripped off the Dems dirty tricks?

    It’s a get up.

  91. John Constantine

    Wonder how the chicom casino weathered the storm in Saipan, knocked together by chicom developers as a place where chicoms could beat the Tyrant’s laws on tax and getting money out of china, using cut price chicom slave labour and dodging building regulations, it was always regarded as not a hundred year proposition.

  92. Snoopy

    The photo featured in Breitbart’s #MAGAbomber coverage of a suspicious package sent by Debbie Wasserman Schultz! to CNN shows a package which outwardly appears to contain something like powder. Not particularly useful for surreptitious murder but ideal for Twitter or low info voters watching the broadcast news.

  93. stackja

    Teachers set for classroom walkout to protest kids in detention
    Rob Harris, National politics reporter, Herald Sun
    17 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    TEACHER “activists” are planning to walk out of classrooms next month to protest against the ongoing detention of asylum seekers on Nauru.

    Up to 500 Victorian teachers are preparing a mass walkout from classrooms on November 20 to attend a rally against offshore detention at the State Library of Victoria.

    The Teachers for Refugees group is asking the Australian Education Union to use its members’ fees to fund casual relief teachers to backfill their duties while they march to demand the Morrison Government bring the children and adults to Australia for permanent resettlement.

  94. stackja

    Premier Daniel Andrews says push for fortnightly garbage collections by councils ‘rubbish‘ idea
    John Masanauskas and Monique Hore, Herald Sun
    October 24, 2018 7:00pm
    Subscriber only

    VICTORIAN political leaders have rubbished a push for councils to introduce fortnightly garbage collections in a bid to cut food waste.

    Premier Daniel Andrews said Labor did not support the proposal by state agency the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group.

    “It is a rubbish proposal, and we will not be having any part of that if we are re-elected on the 24th of November,” he said.

  95. Baldrick

    Check out the picture of one of the pipe bombs from CNN, complete with ISIS flag.

  96. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    oops old news. stupid google

  97. stackja

    Prominent family outraged by racially charged note left in mailbox
    NATASHA EMECK, NT News
    October 24, 2018 11:43pm
    Subscriber only

    A NASTY, racially charged note left in the mailbox of a member of one of the Territory’s most prominent Aboriginal families has sparked outrage in the indigenous community.

    Gray resident Rose Liddy was celebrating her son’s 30th birthday with six of their family members at her home last Wednesday when she discovered an upsetting “racist” note left for her about 8.30pm.

    The note said:“A note from us white c**** that live near you, please shut the f*** up!

    “It was peaceful before you arrived.

    “Yes we took over your country 220 years ago, but now you live in a house with power and water, somewhere to s**t and sleep and if you can read this you obviously learnt English.”

    Nephew Brendan Liddy said he had been out in the front yard and saw the man who delivered the note.

    “The bloke thought he’d be sly and put that letter in the mail when no one was watching,” Mr Liddy said.

    “I approached him and said ‘mate what are you doing?’ and he said: ‘keep it the f*** down, I can hear you c***s around the corner’.

    “I felt like he was exaggerating because we weren’t being that loud at all and it was still 8pm.”

  98. Snoopy

    Has any MSM outlet raised the possibility that the #MAGAbomber plot might be the work of those was wascally Wussians? I mean Putin should be the number one suspect, right? Or has Russia’s 2016 election meddling already been consigned to the MSM’s rubbish bin?

  99. feelthebern

    This is the biggest news from overnight.
    WSJ Alert.

    New York Sues Exxon Over Climate-Change Disclosures

    The state of New York is suing Exxon Mobil, alleging the company misled shareholders by playing down the possible risks of climate change to its business.
    New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in the lawsuit that the company assured investors that it had been accounting for the risks of the governmental regulation of climate change. But, the complaint said, the company didn’t properly assign those costs in its business activities.

    Look for litigation funders to start advertising class actions in Australia soon.

  100. Bruce of Newcastle

    Check out the picture of one of the pipe bombs from CNN, complete with ISIS flag.

    Note how there’s no postmarks on the stamps (h/t BCF).

    Either the US Mail isn’t stamping stamps anymore or it was somehow hand delivered to CNN and the other recipients.

    Since CNN must also get a mail bag from the exchange and the anomalies are starting to add up.

  101. stackja

    2GB report: ATM problems with new $50 notes.

  102. lotocoti

    Old and Busted: All mohammadeans can’t be held responsible for the actions of some lone wolf.
    New Hotness: All Republicans can be held responsible for the actions of some lone wolf.
    Meanwhile, something which won’t get a run on their ABC, despite the good piccies.

  103. If ‘our’ Gladys were Federal Comms Minister she would be all over this , given her love of ripping up perfectly good infrastructure & replacing it.

    A new development in fibre optics could make internet speeds up to 100 times faster – by detecting light that has been twisted into a spiral.

    By twisting light into a spiral, engineers effectively create a third dimension for light to carry information: the level of orbital angular momentum, or spin. “It’s like DNA, if you look at the double helix spiral,” said Min Gu from RMIT University. “The more you can use angular momentum the more information you can carry.”

    Previous detectors were “the size of a dining table”, but the new detector is the width of a human hair. “We could produce the first chip that could detect this twisting and display it for mobile application,” Gu said.

    “We will definitely reduce this hurdle,” he said. “We will make this transfer more efficient.”

    However, because the new cables are required to effectively twist light, any upgrade could involve replacing existing fibre networks.

    A spokesman said the network was “prepared for future demand”, but advances like those demonstrated at RMIT would need further acceptance before they were operationally ready

  104. stackja

    It’s not April 1 … but hail has fallen at Humpty Doo
    WILL ZWAR, NT News
    October 24, 2018 5:50pm

    NO, the date wasn’t April 1 but hail fell in Humpty Doo on Wednesday afternoon.

    Videos quickly appeared on social media of small hail stones about the size of 5c pieces clattering to the ground in a short, violent flurry.

  105. stackja

    New video reveals substance in Australia’s paper currency that has outraged vegans
    Staff Writer, News Corp Australia Network
    October 25, 2018 6:14am

    WHILE Australia was the first country in the world to produce banknotes made from plastic (polymer), what many people don’t realise is that our currency uses tallow — rendered animal fat from sheep, pigs and cows — as a ‘slip agent’ to prevent friction and static.

    The Reserve Bank of Australia confirmed banknotes have tiny amount — around one per cent — of the animal by-product

  106. stackja

    Even a 10-Minute Walk May Be Good for the Brain
    New York Times-12 hours ago
    Ten minutes of mild, almost languorous exercise can immediately alter … the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve …

    So for the new study, which was published in September in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Tsukuba in Japan turned to a group of healthy, young college students.

    They recruited students in part because they are easy to come by on college campuses but also because bright, healthy, young men and women should have brains and memories that are functioning well.

    For an experiment to produce improvements in their brain function, its effects would need to be potent.

  107. Herodotus

    Vegans should cease using money as well as electricity from coal, and return to a barter system as subsistence veg growers.

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    what many people don’t realise is that our currency uses tallow — rendered animal fat from sheep, pigs and cows

    That’s going to cause consternation in Lakemba.

  109. Leigh Lowe

    New York Sues Exxon Over Climate-Change Disclosures

    The state of New York is suing Exxon Mobil, alleging the company misled shareholders by playing down the possible risks of climate change to its business.
    New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in the lawsuit that the company assured investors that it had been accounting for the risks of the governmental regulation of climate change. But, the complaint said, the company didn’t properly assign those costs in its business activities.

    The whole spectrum of the climate warrior march in one paragraph.
    First they wanted “disclosure”. The company tells investors what they are doing and investors make up their mind whether or not to invest.
    Didn’t work.
    Next they try to load risk assessments on new projects with climate change mythology.
    Still didn’t work.
    Now they want to “assign costs” to projects to sandbag them in anticipation of some nebulous risk becoming a reality.
    Given that accounting is double-entry, what would be the obverse side of the cost entry? Well, I guess it would be a nice fat provision to pay the aggrieved.

  110. Diogenes

    The Reserve Bank of Australia confirmed banknotes have tiny amount — around one per cent — of the animal by-product

    This old news, the Poms were all over this a year ago
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/10/bank-of-england-to-keep-animal-fat-in-banknotes-despite-complaints

  111. In his October 22 article, titled “No, homosexuality is not a risk factor for the sexual abuse of children,” Thomas G. Plante contends that the idea that “banning homosexual men from the priesthood could prevent future victimization of children in the church” is “simply not true.”

    The facts say otherwise. Between 80-95% of those abused were adolescent boys by older men. That is what the liberal clergy and the media are studiously ignoring. They want to call it a ped#&hile crisis even though a vanishingly small number of prepubescent children were ever abused because it takes the focus off the nexus between pederasty and homosexualit involved in the vast majority of cases. We’ve even seen clericalism blamed. Clericalism?!?! Merde.

    BTW, it’s quite amazing how little coverage the MSM is devoting to Vigano’s accusations. They’ve taken Bergoglio’s call to silence to heart. They are intent on protecting these perverts and their enablers in order to give these same people the time to liberalize the Church’s teaching on sexual morality.

    So, again, we have the morbid sacrifice of the normal to the abnormal.

  112. C.L.

    Ex–top cop Kel Glare told the Herald Sun that it was an “absolute disgrace” that the MPs were dodging questions from detectives even after Premier Daniel Andrews had promised their full co-operation.

    They’re not “dodging” questions, dickhead.
    They are not obliged to speak to police.
    Police are obliged to piss or get off the pot.

  113. Anthony

    Has the Demrat bomber been arrested yet? A wonderful opportunity for the Feebs to regain a tiny bit of street cred.

  114. DrBeauGan

    The Reserve Bank of Australia confirmed banknotes have tiny amount — around one per cent — of the animal by-product

    Coo! Didn’t something similar trigger the Indian Mutiny?

    If money is haram, and that would seem to be logically unavoidable, do Muslims have to stop using it? Or will they have to wear gloves? And should vegans give up using it?

    Oh joy, oh bliss! The troubles loonies make for themselves!😁

  115. C.L.

    The ongoing violence of the Democrat Party’s terror groups reached such a critical mass that it definitely began to swing voters towards Trump in the mid-terms. Imagine how surprised I am that the tactical response is a collection of phony bombs sent to Democrats and CNN, immediately re-cast as victims of Trump. That’s right: not surprised at all.

  116. Geriatric Mayfly

    TheirABC breathlessly reports on the deaths of hundreds of bees from an unknown cause. Doesn’t miss the opportunity to defame glysophate.
    Bees of all sizes! LOL.

    LOL indeed. The ABC hive mind could not possibly overlook the Drones and Queens.

  117. Baldrick

    The state of New York is suing Exxon Mobil …

    Good. If these corporate giants want to embrace the climate catastrophe crap, then they should stump up with some cash.

  118. DrBeauGan

    Good. If these corporate giants want to embrace the climate catastrophe crap, then they should stump up with some cash.

    There does seem to be an element of poetic justice, doesn’t there. 😁

  119. Baldrick

    Dick follows the ABC line and blames Trump …

    Sky News Australia ✔ @SkyNewsAust
    RichardDiNatale on the US mail bombs: It is a disgrace, this is what happens when you have a political leader that incites hatred, division and violence in the community. As a result, you get these sort of heinous behaviours.

    … but conveniently forgets about the Boston Marathon Bombing, when Obambi was POTUS, which killed three and injured hundreds.

  120. Infidel Tiger

    Didn’t hear a word in the Australian media about ricin being sent to Senator Collins or the mass shooting of Reublicans at a baseball game.

  121. Old School Conservative

    Baldrick
    #2848771, posted on October 25, 2018 at 9:24 am
    …RichardDiNatale on the US mail bombs: It is a disgrace, this is what happens when you have a political leader that incites hatred, division and violence in the community

    Thats quite an ambiguous statement from Dick.
    He could mean either Hillary or Maxine.

  122. CL, you were speaking of Ostpolitik, China and the Vatican last night, did you know the disgraced McCarrick has been traveling to China regularly over the last two decades:

    Prior to allegations of sexual abuse and harassment becoming public this summer, the former cardinal had been an outspoken proponent of a deal between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Church under Pope Francis, according to Chinese reports.

    “I see a lot of things happening that would really open many doors because President Xi and his government are concerned about things that Pope Francis is concerned about,” McCarrick told The Global Times, in an exclusive interview in Feb. 2016.

  123. Mother Lode

    when you have a political leader that incites hatred, division and violence in the community.

    The only hatred I have seen is from the Democrat supporters. Trump mocks his opponents.

    As for division – all that has changed is that the people who were being pushed to the side, overlooked and ignored in public fora have been invited back. (Di Natale, of course, craves a one party state – as long as it is his). The people on the right were always there, just being ignored.

    As a result, you get these sort of heinous behaviours.

    That is actually a bit of an assumption as to how people behave. I don’t really think Di Natale is sufficiently expert in anything, much less this one thing. Certainly until now (and I suspect, still) there has been no violence from the right, just the left. His explanation does not account for that.

    The left have travelled in mobs, shouted at people in restaurants, screamed at people who disagree with them and visit violence upon the elderly.

    I soooo detest the Greens.

  124. Gab

    Hmmmm. Has the Doomlord put us on a new thread diet?

  125. stackja

    Gab
    #2848778, posted on October 25, 2018 at 9:37 am
    Hmmmm. Has the Doomlord put us on a new thread diet?

    When you least expect one.

  126. From the SQLite mailing list re people bitching about their code of conduct.
    A good line to use on the PC/censoring crowd.

    Taking down the current CoC would not change our values, it would merely obscure them. Isn’t it better to be open and honest about who we are?

  127. cohenite

    Roy Spencer on the pipe bombs to shrillary, obuma etc:

    Did I miss part of the news reporting on these alleged mail bombs? I’m old enough to remember the Unabomber. A mail bomb is supposed to be triggered when someone opens the package. If the mail facilities suspected bombs, where were the bomb squads? Why were the packages opened so quickly, rather than taken somewhere and detonated? Are these really bombs, but with no triggering devices? This all seems very weird to me.

  128. Snoopy

    Thats quite an ambiguous statement from Dick.
    He could mean either Hillary or Maxine.

    Where would he learn of their statements? TheirABC or Kochie’s Sunrise?

  129. Top Ender

    what many people don’t realise is that our currency uses tallow…

    Shades of Mangal Pandy!

    He was the mutineer who went a bit doo-lally in 1857. Was eventually hanged for his troubles. Eventually other Indian soldiers decided to do a bit of plundering and killing and so on, and….

    I went to Lucknow last January and visited Havelock’s grave.

    Havelock returned to India in the midst of the Indian Mutiny and took command of a mobile column. His force was too late and too weakened by casualties to save Kanpur or Lucknow, but his series of victories in July and August brought him acclaim, and in September he broke through on his fourth try to relieve the residency at Lucknow. He was rewarded with knighthood (Order of the Bath) and promotion to major general but died soon afterward of dysentery.

    I guess if I went back now there would be a spinning sound emanating.

  130. Mother Lode

    I really do hope these supposed bombs are investigated and shown to be Democrat subterfuge.

    No one in any danger, but the Democrats revealed again for what they really are.

    Things will go so much more swimmingly if the Democrats don’t win either house of Congress.

    And it might give the Democrats enough pause to clean the loonies from their house – although it will take a Democrat version of Trump to achieve that, I suspect.

  131. DrBeauGan

    Baldrick
    #2848771, posted on October 25, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Dick follows the ABC line and blames Trump …

    Sky News Australia ✔ @SkyNewsAust
    RichardDiNatale on the US mail bombs: It is a disgrace, this is what happens when you have a political leader that incites hatred, division and violence in the community. As a result, you get these sort of heinous behaviours.

    … but conveniently forgets about the Boston Marathon Bombing, when Obambi was POTUS, which killed three and injured hundreds.

    So DiNatale establishes once again that he is a lying arsehole.

    Yawn.

  132. Snoopy

    Appears as if the US stock market is resigned to a Democrat controlled Congress after #MAGAbomber.

  133. Ah good, I see Uncle George’s false flag op is going well.

  134. Infidel Tiger

    It appears so Monty.

    Thankfully GOP will hold the Senate easily and can stack the courts for a generation to come.

  135. DrBeauGan

    M0nty! How is Mueller going? Have they nailed Trump yet?

  136. John Constantine

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20181025/pdf/43zl7z10xwch9n.pdf

    AMP to sell down mature business operations.

    Could be tough competing against the Crony Comrade Maaaates of their shorten looting cartel?.
    For the next decade?.

  137. Thankfully GOP will hold the Senate easily and can stack the courts for a generation to come.

    It’s kind of weird how the Republicans control Congress but can’t get anything done because the Freedom Caucus vetoes everything except tax cuts, so their only hope for advancing their agenda beyond the current administration is to stack SCOTUS. But all they have managed to do is replace two conservatives with two other conservatives, with tremendous effort.

    M0nty! How is Mueller going? Have they nailed Trump yet?

    Things are progressing at Watergate pace.

  138. John Constantine

    Tallow on cash might make some wymynsys vegynsys turn to complete tap and go cards.

    Our mass imported taxdodging car rebirthers and black marketeers will stick to cash without a worry for their place in paradise.

    Our car rebirthing cash economy is Our Strength.

    Comrades.

  139. DrBeauGan

    It’s quarter after seven and a beautiful morning in Perth. I thought you might like to know.

    If it weren’t for bushflies and politicians, Australia would be damn near perfect.

  140. thefrolickingmole

    Spoke to my copper mate a couple of days ago, he was unfortunate enough to attend this one..

    Man killed in ‘tragic and awful’ mobility scooter blaze in Geraldton

    Apparently the fire was so intense it burnt through his shinbones, the bloke leaned his body over to try and get out of the flames but as he said “It just took longer to cook him”.

    Hideous, I could tell he was fairly cut up about it, hes had to attend a few bad fatalities over the years.
    Ill have to arrange another “lets go look at the skimpies tits” session with him next time I get to town.

  141. If it weren’t for bushflies and politicians, Australia would be damn near perfect.

    Add: Flood, drought, spiders, death adders, stingers, mozzies and frightbats.

  142. Top Ender

    A program to bring down society – in disguise…

    ‘Anti-bullying activists targeting kids in school’

    REBECCA URBAN

    A prominent anti-bullying project with ties to the controversial Safe Schools program, whose founders are active in LGBTI advocacy, has been accused by Christian lobbyists of launching a recruitment drive for “child political activists and ideologues”.

    Project Rockit, a social enterprise that runs workshops in primary and secondary schools, has recently attracted a $1 million grant from Facebook to help train 10,000 students across 600 schools to tackle bullying online and in schools.

    The program, founded by Melbourne sisters Lucy and Rosie Thomas 12 years ago, has already reached more than 200,000 students, and its work has attracted acclaim here and overseas from groups ranging from the Foundation for Young Australians to ­UNICEF. However, the group’s active role in sexuality and gender politics, largely via social media, has drawn the attention of the Australian Christian Lobby, which has expressed concern about young people being ­exposed to its activism.

    Project Rockit’s lead program director, Danielle Weber, is also a non-binary drag performer who goes by the name Dani Boi.

    When the self-described “dragtavist” announced the new anti-bullying role in an Instagram post in July, a message was posted saying the group was “advocating for the dismantling of white/cis/hetero/patriarchal supremacy and normativity”.

    Project Rockit’s Facebook page, which has close to 40,000 followers, shows it to be an outspoken advocate for LGBTI rights, posting photos from the Midsumma Pride March earlier this year and advocating for marriage equality.

    The group also frequently videos and takes images promoting contentious gender theory — the belief that multiple gender identities exist on a spectrum beyond simply male and female — which was central to the Safe Schools anti-bullying program that was opposed by Christian groups and conservative politicians.

    According to Project Rockit’s website, the group “proudly works with” Safe Schools and Minus 18, which co-authored some of Safe School’s controversial classroom resources.

    Australian Christian Lobby managing director Martyn Iles said anti-bullying was an important cause, but those behind Project Rockit appeared to have an “ideological, political agenda”.

    “Most parents would be outraged if they understood the politics of these so-called anti-bullying initiatives,” he said.

    “Activists are given a blank cheque and open access to confuse kids with gender-bending and sexualised ideas. Not only are these groups confusing other people’s kids … but they have $1m to make them into child political activists and ideologues.”

    Project Rockit chief executive Lucy Thomas defended the program, saying its only aim was to ensure that “young people felt safe and included” in society.

    “Project Rockit isn’t an LGBTI organisation,” she said. “We deal with cyber safety, promoting ­online safety. It’s very difficult to address these without addressing … homophobia, racism and ableism.”

    Ms Thomas acknowledged that, given the political landscape, comments on diversity and inclusion could potentially be interpreted as political statements. “But I wouldn’t say we go in and talk about politically charged messages, it would detract from our message.”

    A Facebook spokesman said: “We’ve witnessed the success of Project Rockit’s anti-bullying programs in schools around Australia and … continue to support their work.”

    Here is Dani…

    Link

  143. Geriatric Mayfly

    Add: Flood, drought, spiders, death adders, stingers, mozzies and frightbats.

    Frightbats will do. The others are mere irritants.

  144. Roger

    Project Rockit chief executive Lucy Thomas defended the program, saying its only aim was to ensure that “young people felt safe and included” in society.

    Mmm…yes; by advocating against white/cis/hetero/patriarchal normativity.

    Don’t take us for fools, Ms. Thomas. Oh, and thank Daniel for at least being honest about your organisation’s intentions.

  145. DrBeauGan

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2848805, posted on October 25, 2018 at 10:30 am
    Add: Flood, drought, spiders, death adders, stingers, mozzies and frightbats.

    Frightbats will do. The others are mere irritants.

    We need a certain number of frighbats in order to appreciate normal, sane women.

  146. JC

    Jonathan Langdale
    ‏ @jlangdale
    3h3 hours ago

    As @CNN is saying that @realDonaldTrump needs to “tone down,” they’re basically ramping up their own attacks on him.

  147. Infidel Tiger

    Whomever made these bombs drives a clown car. They are cartoonishly bad and an obvious stunt.

  148. JC

    It’s a D’ratter bomb hoax. The shit they pull is very funny.

    ‏Verified account @mitchellvii

    For months CNN squawks that “Trump’s rhetoric” will get someone in the media killed. Now, on cue, two weeks before the midterms, someone mails a “bomb” to CNN.

    Too obvious snowflakes. America isn’t buying it.

  149. DrBeauGan

    Roger
    #2848809, posted on October 25, 2018 at 10:34 am
    Project Rockit chief executive Lucy Thomas defended the program, saying its only aim was to ensure that “young people felt safe and included” in society.

    Mmm…yes; by advocating against white/cis/hetero/patriarchal normativity.

    Don’t take us for fools, Ms. Thomas. Oh, and thank Daniel for at least being honest about your organisation’s intentions.

    We really need to get rid of these loonies. It’s not a Christian thing, it’s a sanity thing.

  150. JC

    CNN is a disgusting organization.

  151. Geriatric Mayfly

    ‘Activists targeting kids in school’ A prominent anti-bullying project with ties to the Safe Schools program has been accused of launching a recruitment drive.

    Recruitment for what exactly. Recruits will be assessed in accord with the peachy bottoms’ index.

  152. thefrolickingmole

    Guardian declares “Camp of the saints” was an excellent instruction manual.

    “Dont touch that, its pure stupid”….

    The Guardian view on the migrant convoy: a heroic journey
    Editorial
    Central America is not a prison colony for the US and should not be treated as one

    The six or seven thousand people – men, women, and children – who have set out to walk 3,000 miles through Mexico to reach the US are brave, resourceful and determined to better themselves. They might become the kind of citizens that every country needs and whose support any politician should be proud of. Naturally, they are objects of loathing for President Trump, a man whose entire life has been cushioned by privilege. He has done his best to exploit their misery in advance of the midterm elections, claiming that “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners” are mixed in with them.

    There have been many such caravans before now, and there will be many afterwards. They are a natural reaction to the difficulties and dangers that lone travellers, especially women and children, face when they attempt to reach the prosperous world. The wise and sensible thing to do would be to treat them as an opportunity to manage migration – but the nativist reaction is to treat them as a giant jailbreak. For Mr Trump and, indeed, for some other western policymakers, the function of poor countries is to keep poor people locked up. Aid to the Central American countries from which the caravan has fled is conditional on their “doing the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming to the US” to quote another of his presidential tweets. This view of Central America as a prison colony is grimly reflected in the US justice system. Many experts point out that the chaos in Central America can in part be attributed to the mass deportation of gang members and suspected gang members from the US, whether or not they grew up there. These gangs originated inside the Californian prison system and among its clientele on the outside. They are not native to the countries they are now destroying. It is their victims who are fleeing on foot to the US. The murder rate in parts of Honduras is the highest anywhere in the world outside of war zones.

    Much of this violence is fuelled by drugs, and the money from the drug trade, which also comes in the last analysis from the US. The idea that these countries and their inhabitants can be walled off from US politics, and the US economy, is a poisonous fantasy. But it has served Mr Trump well and he will continue to exploit it. In theory there is a policy of enlightened self-interest that would help to mitigate the worst effects of this traffic. Sufficient aid to the countries from which they come would help to enable the development of both the economy and the kind of security and access to justice that they desperately need. This was the policy pursued under the Obama administration, which Mr Trump is now demolishing. Since 2015, “addressing the root causes of migration” has also been a key theme of official EU strategy. As a means of stemming the flow of refugees this will be effective only in the long term. Civil societies grow over time. They can’t be prefabricated abroad and helicoptered into place like disaster housing. But increasing aid to help stabilise societies is a policy still worth pursuing, though care must be taken not to undermine poorer countries’ ownership of development policies. In the meantime, these caravans should be treated as the humanitarian emergency they are, and their inhabitants welcomed for their courage and spirit.

    More lies, 1/2 truths and evasions than you can poke a stick at.

    Ill pick just one

    MS 13 was founded in the early 1980s by Salvadoran immigrants in the barrios of Los Angeles, mainly as a response to intimidation from the many already existing gangs, many from other South and Central American countries, but also Americans, who warred for control of those neighborhoods, and the protection of their own.

    So the problem is one of an ethnic group setting up a gang, not a “home grown problem” as the gruinaid seems to want to lie about.

  153. Roger

    It’s not a Christian thing, it’s a sanity thing.

    Christians and non-Christians can find a common basis for social action in natural law.

  154. mh

    Fake News, now Fake bombs.

    Desperate much.

  155. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican.

    Cats’ thoughts on this tweet, please.

  156. Mother Lode

    Project Rockit chief executive Lucy Thomas defended the program, saying its only aim was to ensure that “young people felt safe and included” in society.

    Nonsense.

    She wants to divide people up – make them focus on the difference, and then dictate how they should fit back together according to her vision of what inclusiveness is.

  157. feelthebern

    Oh my.
    The lengths CNN will go to for ratings…

  158. rickw

    Wonder how the chicom casino weathered the storm in Saipan, knocked together by chicom developers as a place where chicoms could beat the Tyrant’s laws on tax and getting money out of china, using cut price chicom slave labour and dodging building regulations, it was always regarded as not a hundred year proposition.

    Photos I’ve seen of the chicom casino don’t show any major damage, but some scaffolding has collapsed.

    The chicom casino is massively built, they did actually need to design and build per relevant codes.

  159. Roger

    Sufficient aid to the countries from which they come would help to enable the development of both the economy and the kind of security and access to justice that they desperately need. This was the policy pursued under the Obama administration, which Mr Trump is now demolishing.

    ?

    Mike Pence has recently returned from central America where he promised the Trump government would increase aid over and above Obama levels to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador if they made some modest efforts of their own to secure their borders and combat people smugglers, among other things. Trump’s subsequent threat to cut aid is because they clearly haven’t got the message.

  160. DrBeauGan

    Christians and non-Christians can find a common basis for social action in natural law.

    Indeed, we can and should.

  161. Indolent

    FBI lemon juice method

    Dinesh D’Souza’s take on the “bombs”.

  162. JC

    Cats’ thoughts on this tweet, please.

    He’s right. People couldn’t get insurance in a large number of states because insurers had pulled out of Kenyancare. You couldn’t access insurance let alone obtaining insurance for those with preexisting medical conditions.

  163. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican.

    Great stuff.

    Only right of centre parties can provide the social safety net the middle class need to flourish.

  164. rickw

    It’s a D’ratter bomb hoax. The shit they pull is very funny.

    The left’s best minds at work.

  165. JC

    Monst

    Is there ever a time you don’t lead with you three chins?

  166. C.L.

    did you know the disgraced McCarrick has been traveling to China regularly over the last two decades

    No I didn’t but I’m not surprised.

  167. thefrolickingmole

    Weird phrasing being used on the “bombs”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/24/clinton-bomb-reports-delivery-home-new-york-hillary-bill-latest
    Potential explosives sent to homes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as CNN’s New York studios and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s offices in Florida were evacuated

    I hope they pin down the idiot who did this quickly, be interesting to see if once they have been convicted and served there time they get the “weatherman” treatment and be allowed to become tenured professors.

  168. rickw

    Has the Demrat bomber been arrested yet? A wonderful opportunity for the Feebs to regain a tiny bit of street cred.

    A golden opportunity for the FBI indeed!

  169. lotocoti

    Has CNN’s hysterical schoolgirl, Jim Acosta, demanded Trump cancel all campaign rallys yet?

  170. I am bespoke

    Roger
    #2848820, posted on October 25, 2018 at 10:53 am
    It’s not a Christian thing, it’s a sanity thing.
    Christians and non-Christians can find a common basis for social action in natural law.

    Well that’s why I’m hear.

  171. rickw

    Potential explosives sent to homes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

    The targets don’t make sense. These two idiots are worth far more to American Patriots alive than dead.

    Constant reminders of just how shit and anti American the D-rats are.

  172. CNN is a disgusting organization.

    Luckily, nobody watches it. Seven News (Melb, Syd, Bris, Perth Adel) has more viewers than CNN has nationally in the US at primetime. Fox News has 2.5 times that of CNN.

  173. I am bespoke

    lotocoti
    #2848840, posted on October 25, 2018 at 11:13 am
    Has CNN’s hysterical schoolgirl, Jim Acosta, demanded Trump cancel all campaign rallys yet?

    Dem Sen. Brian Schatz says it’s ‘obvious’ that Trump should cancel this event in light of today’s news

  174. C.L.

    The reporter in that CBS video report describes Soros as a “Holocaust survivor.”
    LOL.

  175. DrBeauGan

    dover_beach
    #2848844, posted on October 25, 2018 at 11:15 am
    CNN is a disgusting organization.

    Luckily, nobody watches it. Seven News (Melb, Syd, Bris, Perth Adel) has more viewers than CNN has nationally in the US at primetime. Fox News has 2.5 times that of CNN.

    That ain’t luck, it’s judgment. And very cheering to know that not all Americans are loony lefties.

  176. thefrolickingmole

    Im not inclined to write this off as “false flag” or anything like that, its a huge country full of weird people, fortunately the really weird ones tend not to be all that competent.

    The Soros “bomb” was confirmed to have had explosive “black powder” in it, yet somehow (incompetence or deliberate) didnt go off.

    It could be some idiot sending a “message” by including all the bits for a bomb but not wiring them up to explode.
    Im pretty sure they will catch the bloke doing it pretty quickly though, all those targets would be pretty good at procedures for securing and protecting evidence.

  177. Only right of centre parties can provide the social safety net the middle class need to flourish.

    Mmyes IT, you of course are referring to centre right parties like the Democrats and Labor.

  178. Infidel Tiger

    Holocaust survivor. Pocket rifeler. Gold tooth extractor.

  179. Infidel Tiger

    Bombs were clearly fakes and have joke messages on them.

    Media again beclown themselves.

  180. thefrolickingmole

    This is pretty big news if the tests transfer over to the general public.

    ‘Spectacular’ diabetes treatment could end daily insulin injections

    By destroying the mucous membrane in the small intestine and causing a new one to develop, scientists stabilised the blood sugar levels of people with type 2 diabetes. The results have been described as “spectacular” – albeit unexpected – by the chief researchers involved.

    In the hourlong procedure, trialled on 50 patients in Amsterdam, a tube with a small balloon in its end is inserted through the mouth of the patient down to the small intestine.

    The balloon is inflated with hot water and the mucous membrane burned away by the heat. Within two weeks a new membrane develops, leading to an improvement in the patient’s health.

    Even a year after the treatment, the disease was found to be stable in 90% of those treated. It is believed there is a link between nutrient absorption by the mucus membrane in the small intestine and the development of insulin resistance among people with type 2 diabetes.

    Jacques Bergman, a professor of gastroenterology at Amsterdam UMC, said: “Because of this treatment the use of insulin can be postponed or perhaps prevented. That is promising.”

    Bergman added of the procedure that it was “amazing that people suffer very little from this”.

    He told the Dutch broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting: “With those people we see a spectacular improvement in blood sugar levels one day after the operation, before they even lose one kilo, which has put us on the track.

    “Because the question now is whether this is a permanent treatment, or whether it is something that you have to keep repeating – something that in theory should be possible. We looked at whether we could stop their insulin, which is still ongoing, but the first results are truly spectacular, with the lion’s share of patients no longer using insulin after this treatment.”

  181. Zatara

    Death Giraffe at 11:19 pm

    Those big open Mercedes Adolf got around in were magnificent looking vehicles.
    I wonder if any remain.

    Interesting you should ask, the Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser Offener Tourenwagen built for and used by Adolph was to be auctioned off earlier this year.

    Someone was willing to spend $7 million to buy the Mercedes-Benz once used by Adolf Hitler, but the high bid wasn’t high enough to close the deal for the infamous automobile.

  182. Snoopy

    Project Rockit chief executive Lucy Thomas defended the program, saying its only aim was to ensure that “young people felt safe and included” in society.

    Yes, the best way to achieve this is to diminish the responsibility of parents for caring for their children. It’s so obvious.

  183. Death Giraffe

    Good one, Zatara.

  184. Des Deskperson

    Who should I see last night at the Kopi Tam restaurant in Manuka, ACT, but Wayne Swan, former Treasurers and now National President off the ALP. I assume he was in Canberra for the unveiling of Gillard’s Packer’s Prize quality APH portrait.

    He was with a bunch of what looked like young Labor apparatchiks. Despite ‘Emily’s List’, there were no women present.

    He was sitting at one end of the table. One would have thought that an honoured elder statesman of the ALP would be sitting in the middle

    He looks as thick in the flesh as he did in front of the camera, puzzled, dazed, and sorta gormlessly piscine. An H P Lovecaftt aficionado would say he has the ‘Insmouth Look’.

  185. Geriatric Mayfly

    Interesting you should ask, the Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser Offener Tourenwagen built for and used by Adolph was to be auctioned off earlier this year.

    Was that the one with two sets of wheels at the rear? That particular model has no equal for splendour as a runabout.

  186. Rae

    He looks as thick in the flesh as he did in front of the camera, puzzled, dazed, and sorta gormlessly piscine.

    No too many gormless potato cod around. They would be offended at your simile.

  187. Roger

    Good to have you on board, bespoke.

    Likewise BeauGan, although he can be a little annoying at times 😉

    May I recommend to both of you C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Abolition of Man’, if you aren’t already familiar with it?

    It’s a short read.

  188. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    wow how many soyboys can you load into a single thread

  189. Zatara

    Was that the one with two sets of wheels at the rear? That particular model has no equal for splendour as a runabout.

    Mercedes-Benz W31 type G-4

  190. Tom

    Breaking: Dems have sent a fake bomb to Maxine Waters in CA. FFS.

  191. .

    Would it be legal for an Australian citizen to participate in the High Times IPO?

  192. .

    Breaking: Dems have sent a fake bomb to Maxine Waters in CA. FFS.

    She’ll probably demand that Trudeau is impeached by the House of Lords. She’s an insane, low IQ old dinosaur.

  193. DrBeauGan

    Likewise BeauGan, although he can be a little annoying at times 😉

    Just natural talent, Roger. Honed by years of practice.

  194. Snoopy

    Nothing like a dead goat or two to outrage latent fascists and snowflakes.

    “As the local member of @ScotParl I am raising this as a matter of urgency,” tweeted Michael Russell, the member in the area where the photos were taken.

    “If this is actually happening on #Islay, and laid on by some sort of tour company I would want to see it stopped immediately.”

    Mr Russell’s complaints reached Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, who said the hunting, while not illegal, was “upsetting”.

  195. .

    DrBeauGan
    #2848794, posted on October 25, 2018 at 10:08 am

    M0nty! How is Mueller going? Have they nailed Trump yet?

    No no montel*. We need the details.

    *MONty InTELligence.

  196. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A law enforcement official says tests have determined that a powder found inside an envelope delivered to CNN along with a pipe bomb was harmless.

    The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

    New York City’s police commissioner said earlier Wednesday that the package sent to CNN’s offices in Manhattan contained a live explosive and an envelope containing white powder.

  197. I am bespoke

    Roger
    #2848870, posted on October 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Ill check it out thanks.

  198. .

    Mr Russell’s complaints reached Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, who said the hunting, while not illegal, was “upsetting”.

    Well avert your eyes or fuck off then, vegan arsewipe.

  199. John Constantine

    https://hightimes.com/news/high-times-ipo-first-accept-bitcoin-ethereum/

    The listed marijuana greenchip asx list of stocks is getting up there, none of them compelling but all tradeable.

    Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of listed cannabis companies on the Canada exchange.

    The USA joining the charge.

    Personally I don’t feel the need to own ‘high times’ but will keep churning through the asx listed green gamblechips.

    The vendors of the high times float taking cryptocurrency is interesting, but there are too many ‘smokies’ around now to keep track of, and no fundamental historical performance to chart them by.

  200. Confused Old Misfit

    John Constantine
    #2848886, posted on October 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    However, government will find a way to screw things up. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ontario-cannabis-store-customer-service-1.4876193
    My fundamental objection is to government involvement in any phase of the use of “attitude adjustment” substances. You use what you want, when you want. You accept the consequences thereof up to and including your death. You get NO assistance from government, none whatsoever under any condition. You have complete freedom to continue moderate use or to escalate that use to any level of depravity.
    Provided always that your activity does not impact on any other persons quiet enjoyment of their life.

  201. C.L.

    The fact that the Obama and Clinton residences were supposedly “evacuated” tells you what bullshit this whole bomb-a-gram stunt truly is. It would not be possible to send any package – let alone a heavy, cylindrical object – to the actual address of either the Obamas or the Clintons.

  202. calli

    I returned to my golden hotel via Venice, ancient Rome, Paris, Egypt, the Italian lakes and some weird thing from Pirates of the Caribbean. Oh, and New York.

    I have seen ravens the size of mini buses scrounging food, joined the Mile High Club without being even a little bit naughty, and walked along the floor of an ancient sea bed. And spotted a hawk sitting in a Joshua Tree looking for lunch.

    I’m told Lake Mead is in a state of permanent drought. I believe the Great Orange One is to blame.

  203. Mother Lode

    Constant reminders of just how shit and anti American the D-rats are.

    Exactly.

    Only Democrats think they have any stature. Only Democrats would think of them as being targets to anyone.

  204. C.L.

    Could be an aardvark in that footage, Dover.
    We can’t know for sure if it’s a human.
    ————————–
    Remember today, especially, that the same people who will max out the bomb-a-gram hoax to attack Trump are the very same people who would dismember that child … with a Saudi nonchalance.

  205. DrBeauGan

    I’ve read The abolition of Man Roger, and most of the rest of Lewis. He’s a good and thoughtful writer. I was brought up on the Narnia books, and the much inferior Perelandra trilogy. The Screwtape Letters is brilliant.

    Obviously, I didn’t find the theology convincing, I found it a little sad, but I don’t hold that against him.

  206. calli

    Glyphosate is a herbicide. The only way it would kill bees is to kill their food.

    If the bees are carking it, how about looking for a biological agent like a mite or maybe an insecticide? Too hard of course.

  207. Mark from Melbourne

    Glyphosate is a herbicide. The only way it would kill bees is to kill their food

    They may be bees who identify as herbs…

  208. calli

    Could be an aardvark in that footage, Dover.
    We can’t know for sure if it’s a human.

    They have footage of Shorten in utero?

    The wonders of modern science!

    Was he demanding a hot pie?

  209. Tailgunner

    The Lizard of Oz [258]
    What T is doing in the runup to the midterms is absolutely insane and unprecedented — and like everything else about him, its very relentlessness and constancy makes it easy to take it for granted. There has never, ever been a president who would hold multiple huge rallies every week for a midterm election; Obama barely lifted a f’ing finger to help the Dems in any of the midterms when he was president. And these are not just standard 20 minute politician stump speeches — they are massive rallies requiring a one hour performance that is mostly improvised/ad-libbed every single time. And he gives each of one these rallies his all, tries to vary it, introduce new comic or rhetorical elements each time, find angles that will get the crowd involved — going on his feel for the atmosphere and spirit of each occasion. And he’s doing all this as a 72 year old man who also has a full time job being the most relentlessly embattled, slandered, and maligned political leader in human history. I’ve never seen anything like it — none of us has — and we should take a moment or two to really appreciate the miracle of human energy and inspiration staring us in the face day in day out.

    Just a friendly reminder.
    Go Trump, GO!
    H/t Lizard of Oz, rvf

  210. Tailgunner

    Monty, fire up! It’s nearly Mid-Term Mayhem.
    Prepare the Rakes!

  211. Herodotus

    Some great memes on the bombs:
    Kyboshed by Facebook.

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