Monday Forum: November 5, 2018

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  1. rickw

    if we took Bibi in our own ‘moderate’ Muzzies would likely show their true colours, because howls of protests from local Imans would be loud and unpleasant.

    How we haven’t given her asylum and why we are still playing the fuckers at cricket tells you all you need to know about modern Australia.

    Rendered completely impotent by multiculturalism.

  2. Mindfree

    Can Victorian Cats tell me what dirt Kimberley Kitching & Andrew Landeryou have on the ALP power brokers?

    Kitching and Landeryou being a married couple may have involved “others” in swinging parties and then took the photographs maybe with animals involved

  3. Myrddin Seren

    privileged readers,

    Check your white, hetronormative, patriarchal supremacy and ASK for PERMISSION to buy our books before handing over your money, Fascists !!

    Wait for it – the day will come. All continues to play out as foretold by the great seers and prophets of The Cat.

  4. JC

    Melbourne is getting rained out. Can they run the race in these conditions, as I can’t recall such consistent heavy rain down here? I’m putting the Melbourne Cup, being rained out, as a Gerbil warming event. I want to get in early with this one.

  5. pete m

    wet track – pick the English one that loves the wet – almost favourite by race time.

  6. JC

    Monst

    Do you believe in climate change?

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You realise how much difficult it is for them to accept welfare money that has been polluted by the infidels that produce it?

    They see it as being the special tax, mandated by the Quran, paid to Muslims, by those unbelievers who acknowledge their inferiority, and accept Muslims as their overlords.

  8. feelthebern

    It has to get really bad for them to call off the races before the cup.
    The Cup runs no matter what unless there is lightning.

  9. feelthebern

    Did anyone see that China is reducing subsidies on EV’s from 2019 onwards.
    Amazing how there is zero msm coverage of the news in the west.

  10. Tom

    Cup update: 41mm of rain at Flemington since 7.30am. Rain will clear around 1pm, allowing two hours before the Cup for the new drainage system to do its job. By 3pm, it should be a pleasant spring day — without the usual 100,000 crowd kept away by the rain. Win-win.

  11. cohenite

    They see it as being the special tax, mandated by the Quran, paid to Muslims, by those unbelievers who acknowledge their inferiority, and accept Muslims as their overlords.

    It’s called the jizya. A perfect name for something which sustains these inbred bastards. Of course we already pay it in Australia in the form of halal and the countless subsidies given to our muslim horde.

    Poor Asia Bibi, but in 5 – 10 years time it’ll be happening here. Oh wait it already is.

  12. Roger:

    Imran Khan: once a playboy cricketer, now an appeaser of Muslim mobs.

    Note well how easily the fabled moderate Muslim is brought to heel by his more devout co-religionists.

    Yep, and that is the venom within the snake of Islam – even the most westernised adherent is one death threat away from The Mob.

  13. cohenite

    DeSantis looks to be going down in Florida; according to the polls. But DeSantis seems confident. If he loses it will be a big loss.

  14. JC

    Pete M

    Forget who’s best in the wet. Pick the best swimmer in the pack because that’s the only way this race is going to get raced.

  15. zyconoclast

    What if he gives me a pet names like ‘hot chocolate’ or anything else referring to edibles?

    but Tim Tams ok?

  16. JC

    Curious shit in the oil markets. West Texas was over 75 bucks about a monthish ago. It’s now below 63 bucks even with Iran sanctions kicking in. This doesn’t look good in terms of the world economy I think. Either supply is pushing hard or the world economy is slowing down.

  17. zyconoclast

    THE PROBLEM OF WHITENESS

    Have you ever wondered what it really means to be white? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably “no.” But here is your chance! In Frantz Fanon’s famous Black Skin, White Masks (1952), his chapter “Look, a Negro!” interrogated the meaning and experience of coming to know oneself as Black under the constant scrutiny of the white gaze. It is an experience concomitant with W.E.B. Du Bois’s observation that under systemic racism, even well-meaning whites are constantly asking, in one way or another, “what is it like to be a problem?” But, like Richard Wright’s quote above, philosopher George Yancy’s book, Look, a White! (2010), turns the question around, and rightly returns “the problem of whiteness” to white people. After all, since white supremacy was created by white people, is it not white folks who have the greatest responsibility to eradicate it? Our class begins here. We will come together with our socially ascribed identities of Black, white, mixed and other and, with the problem properly in its place we will ask ourselves and our allies, what are we going to do with it?

    Critical Whiteness Studies aims to understand how whiteness is socially constructed and experienced in order to help dismantle white supremacy. Our class will break away from the standard US-centric frame, and consider how whiteness is constructed globally, with particular attention to paradigmatic cases like South Africa. Whereas disciplines such as Latino/a, African, and Asian American studies focus on race as experienced by non-whites, whiteness studies considers how race is experienced by white people. It explores how they consciously and unconsciously perpetuate institutional racism and how this not only devastates communities of color but also perpetuates the oppression of most white folks along the lines of class and gender. In this class, we will ask what an ethical white identity entails, what it means to be #woke, and consider the journal Race Traitor’s motto, “treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.”

    Readings will include:
    W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920. “The Souls of White Folks” in Dark Water
    George Yancy, 2010. Look, a White!
    Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015. Between the World and Me
    Damon Sajnani, 2015. “Rachel/Racial Theory: Reverse Passing in the Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal”
    Tim Wise, 2016. White Lies Matter: Race, Crime, and the Politics of Fear in America

  18. John Constantine

    Shakes head.

    Went for a look at the block up in the hills and there is six or seven feet of water in the dam that was dry yesterday. Phalaris fresh as a daisy.

    Would have been a hundred million dollar rain for the state last month.

  19. Caveman

    24, 18, 14, 9 ive flexi box quinella trifecta and first 4. And place win them .
    Ruff and ready , stranger things have happened. Worst i can do is lose.

  20. zyconoclast

    Immigrants Will Not Fund Our Retirement

    Ask Democrats why they support open borders, and they will invariably respond: “Because we need immigrants to pay for our pensions.” This argument is a sham. The data are conclusive: immigration will not save America’s welfare system. It will bleed it dry.

    A 2017 study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that although America’s immigrant population is (theoretically) revenue-neutral, most immigrants are actually a drain on the system. The economic impact of immigrants follows a Pareto distribution. Commonly known as the 80:20 Rule, this just means that a hyper-productive few immigrants provide most of the economic gains, while the majority of immigrants contribute (less than) nothing.

    Other major studies reach similar conclusions. For example, a study conducted by Denmark’s Ministry of Finance found that immigrants are a net drain on the nation’s welfare state. In fact, non-E.U. immigrants, and their descendants, consumed 59 percent of the tax surplus collected from native Danes. This is not surprising, since some 84 percent of all welfare recipients in Denmark are immigrants, or their descendants.

    Another major study from the University College of London found that immigrants in the U.K. consumed far more in welfare than they paid in taxes. The study looked at the Labor government’s mass immigration push between 1995 and 2011. The researchers found that immigrants from the European Economic Area made a small but positive net contribution to the British economy of £4.4 billion during the period. However, non-European immigrants (primarily from South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa) cost the British economy a net £120 billion.

  21. Notafan

    As for Asia Bibi, I haven’t heard any of our gutless filth aka politicians speak up for her…

    Michael Sukkar has, more than once including on the floor of Parliament iirc

  22. stackja

    Melbourne Cup 2018: Has the Cup ever been cancelled?

    A deluge of rain has seen the Flemington track downgraded numerous times, which begs the question: has the Melbourne Cup ever been cancelled?

    The short answer is no.

    It’s not uncommon for rain to force the abandonment of a race meeting due to unsafe conditions, whether that be the result of excess surface water or a deteriorated track, but the Melbourne Cup has never been cancelled in all 157 runnings of the race.

    Since the inaugural Melbourne Cup in 1861 there has only ever been postponements of the race:

    1870: the race was postponed by one week
    1916: the race was postponed until the following Saturday

    The Melbourne Cup was held on Saturdays throughout the Second World War (1942-45), but these weren’t classified as postponements.

    This year marks the 158th running of the Melbourne Cup and while there’s little to no chance of the race being cancelled, a postponement isn’t beyond the realms if more significant rain falls on Flemington.

    But an abandonment of the 2018 Melbourne Cup meeting is highly unlikely and would only occur if it the health and safety of those involved – not least the horses and jockeys – was called into question…

  23. C.L.

    Make no mistake: A lawsuit against Harvard that’s purported to represent the interests of Asian-Americans would, if successful, primarily benefit white students. #DefendDiversity

    Sure. If by “benefit” you mean it will allow them the entry they’ve actually earned.

  24. Cactus

    Calli – I would steer clear of Bourbon Street. It is kinda a disgusting mess.

    Things to do
    Go do a cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking. My top pick. The chef who taught us was hilarious. My favourite quote “Now if yall like Okra, this is the step where you put the Okra in. But if yall don’t like Okra – this is the step where you don’t put the Okra in. Mmmmkay?”
    Find out if there is a bar/venue doing a crawfish boil.
    Frenchmen Street for Live Music – just follow your ears
    Do a walking tour / Ghosttour – or after dark tour – you get to see a lot of the sites, hear the stories.
    Make sure you walk through a cemetery
    Eat lots – if you don’t have 1) red beans and rice 2) Gumbo 3) Jambalaya – then you are doing it wrong.

  25. stackja

    Cid Harbour shark attack: Are the lives of fish more important than human?
    Desmond Houghton, The Courier-Mail
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    HAS the Palaszczuk government got blood on its hands?

    A deadly shark attack in the Whitsundays suggests something is terribly wrong with the State Government shark control program.

    There are nets and drum lines on 85 beaches and islands from Cairns to Coolangatta – but none at Cid Harbour where the latest tragedy occurred.

    A man in his 30s was torn apart while swimming at sundown in the heart of Queensland’s tourism playground.

    It beggars belief that drum lines placed in the harbour after earlier attacks – believed to be from savage tiger sharks – were removed.

    And the Member for Whitsundays, Jason Costigan, wants to know why.

  26. Shy Ted

    As I have posted before, any public servant (that includes the ABC) that receives a bonus should have their KPI’s made public. Pretty simple stuff.
    Luckily I have been able to access Paul Barry’ KPIs (actually there’s only one).
    1. Turn up to present 15 minutes of Media Watch 46 weeks a year. If you do this the taxpayers of Australia will give you $200,000 p.a. not including expenses.
    That’s $17,391 per hour.

  27. mh

    Snoopy
    #2857800, posted on November 6, 2018 at 10:59 am
    Remember when Rudd backed every horse just so he could wave his winning ticket around?

    How truly unsuited Rudd was for the top job. Or any job.

  28. mh

    Looking at the radar, the rain is now clearing for the day in Melbourne.

  29. Zatara

    Cactus – you missed the muffaleta on your must eat list but I completely agree with the rest of your recommendations on Nawlins.

  30. Dr Faustus

    Curious shit in the oil markets. West Texas was over 75 bucks about a monthish ago. It’s now below 63 bucks even with Iran sanctions kicking in. This doesn’t look good in terms of the world economy I think. Either supply is pushing hard or the world economy is slowing down.

    Supply is indeed pushing hard – global oil production appears to be running at around 100 mmstb/day, and Platts tells us that average demand is slightly lower than that. The balance is being taken up by increasing commercial stocks at the major terminal markets – hence the price action.

    As always, when you look at price over longer time periods, the sharp drop in WTI and Brent over October gets lost in the upward price trend since mid-2016. The supply/demand balance looks grim for the Ayatollah’s, but I’m not sure it is time to call the world economy just yet.

  31. Hay Stockyard;

    Elle and Lizzie,
    I am a regular church goer in so far as every time I’m on a Pacific Island I will attend a service. The singing is fantastic. Otherwise it is just funerals. And then if I can’t dodge them.

    I went to church once, came out with a wife.
    Won’t be going again, they might give me another one.

  32. Top Ender

    ABC Radio tell me I am on AM on Thursday morning, re the fake hero pilot Oestreicher. So any Cats who would like their morning coffee spilt, tune in….

  33. Lizzie:

    hahaha – if we took Bibi in our own ‘moderate’ Muzzies would likely show their true colours, because howls of protests from local Imans would be loud and unpleasant. Come on Yammy and you other hypocrites skewered so well by Cassie’s beautifully savage post – welcome Bibi.

    It would be worth doing for that reason alone.
    Stand up for decency enough and they will riot – and show us the iron fist in the velvet glove.

  34. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I went to church once, came out with a wife.
    Won’t be going again, they might give me another one

    I know a bloke who plays his wedding videos backwards – he says it gives him quite a thrill, watching himself walk out of the church, a free man.

  35. JC:

    Curious shit in the oil markets. West Texas was over 75 bucks about a monthish ago. It’s now below 63 bucks even with Iran sanctions kicking in. This doesn’t look good in terms of the world economy I think. Either supply is pushing hard or the world economy is slowing down.

    Good time to rebuild those national fuel reserves.
    Lower prices will also hit the Soviets and the Arabs.
    All good.

  36. Cactus

    Zatara said
    Cactus – you missed the muffaleta on your must eat list but I completely agree with the rest of your recommendations on Nawlins.

    Yes – Po boys and Debris.
    I left some unfinished business there – didn’t do a fan boat swamp tour. I kinda have dreams of being on a swamp boat getting chased by a fat sheriff. I don’t think you can plan that – its the sorta thing that just has to happen and evolve…

  37. Top Ender

    The publisher of a Sydney newspaper has lost its mid-trial bid to have a new witness give evidence in the Geoffrey Rush defamation case.

    Justice Michael Wigney has ruled against The Daily Telegraph’s application to amend its defence and include the testimony of “Witness X”.

    A successful application would have seen the trial in Sydney’s Federal Court adjourned until next year.

    Oz. Summings up this week.

  38. I’m putting the Melbourne Cup, being rained out, as a Gerbil warming event. I want to get in early with this one.

    Good day to start up the desal plant.

  39. Snoopy

    Top Ender
    #2857877, posted on November 6, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    ABC Radio tell me I am on AM on Thursday morning, re the fake hero pilot Oestreicher. So any Cats who would like their morning coffee spilt, tune in….

    AM? What’s the Trump connection, TE?

  40. There’s a lot of talk about the Flemington track and the rating and you’d think there would be mud flying but you don’t see it.
    I’ve attended Track Managers training days and spoken to the big track managers.
    They’re basically growing grass on sand. Lots of drainage and lots of liquid fertilisers go in with the irrigation to establish a big root system that hold the surface together. So the going is more dead than heavy like soil tracks of the past, never slippery though.

  41. zyconoclast

    Orthodox Rabbi: Don’t Pray For Pittsburgh Victims Because They Were Conservative J3ws

    “Somebody came over to me and told me today that he got an email that people should go gather someplace here in town to give the Shema for those 11 people who got killed,” Rabbi Mordechai Aderet said during a taped sermon last Sunday, which has been viewed more than 11,000 times on Facebook. “And I still said, I heard it’s a Conservative shul, I heard people drove on Shabbat, and I don’t think people should join these things.”

  42. max

    Didn’t a cat tipster tip the winner last year ? CL, I seem to remember.

  43. zyconoclast

    BOSANSKI DESANT: About 20,000 armed migrants outside the EU

    The planned breakthrough is allegedly to occur before the adoption of the UN Global Compact for Safe, Proper and Regular Migration. Several countries, including the US and Austria, have already withdrawn from this agreement.
    About 20,000 migrants are ready to enter the EU from BiH, via the border crossing near Velika Kladusa, the Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung reports, citing unnamed sources from the Austrian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    This group of migrants, in which there are almost no women, consists of the boys of Moroccan, Algerian, Iranian and Pakistani descent, as opposed to previous migrant waves that consisted mostly of refugees from Syria.

    What worries the Austrian Ministry of the Interior most is that many of these young men are armed with knives. The media have already reported an incident when a border officer attacked a knife-armed migrant.

    The interior ministry, however, is not concerned about the situation in Austria, as migrants continue to travel to the north of Europe.

    “Migrants want to get to Germany or the Scandinavian countries.

    “Austria is not the best option for them right now,” Kronen cajtunga told an unnamed source.

    The growing crisis on the Bosnian-Croat border comes a month before the conference organized by the UN in Morocco and where the Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Regular Migration should be adopted.

    This UN treaty is described as a framework for maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risk of migration.

    Despite the stated objective of the agreement, some countries, including the United States, Hungary, Croatia and Hungary, have abandoned the signing of the treaty, while several other countries still assess the situation.

    Last month, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz criticized the deal and expressed concern that he would reflect on the sovereignty of states. Kurt is known as a hard-on to the migrant issue. In his latest proposal, he pledged that migrants rescued from ships be sent to countries outside the EU.

  44. stackja

    zycon – They can’t handle the truth.

  45. max

    Love the way the pom jockeys ride. No whip, waiting, waiting then really vigorous hands and heels in the last furlong.

  46. Dr Faustus

    The publisher of a Sydney newspaper has lost its mid-trial bid to have a new witness give evidence in the Geoffrey Rush defamation case.

    It seems that the Judge hearing the defamation proceedings is thoroughly pissed off with Nationwide News and its scum reporter Jonathon Moran.

    Nevertheless, the damage is done: no more Hollywood for Mr Rush, irrespective of the legal outcome. And Ms Norvill can expect to spend the rest of her career appearing in Feminist Psycho-theatre Workshops in front of an audience of 3 angry lesbians.

  47. Hands and heels only works when you’re in the clear.
    The Pommy jocks will give them a crack to push into a gap like the rest.
    They all swear like hell as well.

  48. Tom

    Breaking: Flemington track upgraded from Heavy 8 to Soft 6. By 5pm, it’ll be Fast 3, 30 degrees beach weather and surf’s up at Gunnamatta.

  49. C.L.

    No apology from this faggot or SNL or NBC.
    But Megyn Kelly was canned for innocuous remarks about black-face.

    All that’s left for America now is … Trump.

  50. calli

    It’s still November 5 in the U.S.A m0nty.

    True, but a predictions thread should go up early.

    Predict early and often?

  51. C.L.

    Looks like Geoffrey Rush will soon be receiving some serious coin:

    The judge said to amend the defence case so late in the trial would mean that a new trial would have to be conducted in 2019, which would be unfair on Mr Rush, who has already been in the witness box for three days.

    Justice Wigney said Mr Rush’s case has been “consistent'” since it was filed and the actor has made no attempt to amend it.

    The judge said the Telegraph has tried to “frustrate and impede” Mr Rush’s case at every stage of the proceedings, and the newspaper’s case is a “moveable feast”.

    ABC.

  52. wivenhoe

    Predict early and often?

    Well, ok, calli, if you insist. GOP to win a small majority in the house, and increase majority in Senate. Recommend that you stand at alert with the gerni, major brain explosion clean up will be required.

  53. stackja

    News Corp selective in court. Bolt, Leak, Rush.

  54. Speedbox

    ….major brain explosion clean up will be required.

    Hell yeah. I think that if the GOP maintain control of both Houses, Lefty heads will explode in such number and with such force as to require numerous clean-up crews.

    If the GOP increase their seats, the Lefty head damage count will be almost immeasurable.

  55. Roger

    … if we took Bibi in our own ‘moderate’ Muzzies would likely show their true colours, because howls of protests from local Imans would be loud and unpleasant.

    Bolt was right last night: Morrison has stated that our foreign policy will reflect who we are – then offer Bibi and her family asylum and use our $50m in aid as leverage.

    Whoever here doesn’t like it can go elsewhere, as they clearly don’t share our values.

  56. Howard Hill

    An excellent summary from, Tucker Carlson on the state of affairs in the US and why Trump won the election. Very relevant to our fools here in Oz.
    107 minutes but well worth the watch.

    An Evening with Tucker Carlson: America’s Elites Are on a Ship of Fools

  57. Muddy

    Top Ender
    #2857877, posted on November 6, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    ABC Radio tell me I am on AM on Thursday morning, re the fake hero pilot Oestreicher. So any Cats who would like their morning coffee spilt, tune in….

    It’s probably beyond your chosen boundaries, Top Ender, but the story of one Senator L.B. Johnson’s ‘heroism’ and accompanying medal, is an interesting one.

  58. stackja

    Has USA politics been changed?
    DT hasn’t taken a back ward step.
    MSM hoping people don’t discover Democrats conspiracy.

  59. calli

    Walked past the cooking school on the way to the Natchez. We had a dinner cruise – food was as expected but the river was not. It’s so wide and flows deep and fast around the Algiers bend. The paddlewheeler went like the clappers downstream but took three times as long to return.

    I have tried gumbo. Not my thing. I’m going to try my luck with oysters and crab tomorrow night. Tried a Po Boy yesterday – another delicious Fifty Shades of Wrong. Conclusion – there is no healthy food in this city. Even looking at the menus adds weight to the hips.

  60. stackja

    LBJ arranged Texas for JFK.

  61. cohenite

    That fucking keith suter; he is interviewed on 2sm by some idiot regularly. Suter obviously reads the NYT and watches CNN before he comes on; today’s bullshit was to do with the Georgia Governor race where the open borders and open mouth by the looks of the size of her arse advocate abrams opened some illegal voter booths in her districts to allow illegal immigrants to vote. Governor Kemp closed them down and has opened 24 hour voter registration facilities to allow minorities and slackers to vote.

    This was twisted by suter into an attack on the voting rights of the blacks by Kemp; the interviewer tut tutted along with the fat bastard. The media is a collective dungheap.

  62. Atoms for Peace

    Maybe Bibi should hide next to the nearest Pakistani military base; no chance that she will be discovered there.

  63. Cassie of Sydney

    “Dr Faustus
    #2857909, posted on November 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm
    The publisher of a Sydney newspaper has lost its mid-trial bid to have a new witness give evidence in the Geoffrey Rush defamation case.

    It seems that the Judge hearing the defamation proceedings is thoroughly pissed off with Nationwide News and its scum reporter Jonathon Moran.

    Nevertheless, the damage is done: no more Hollywood for Mr Rush, irrespective of the legal outcome. And Ms Norvill can expect to spend the rest of her career appearing in Feminist Psycho-theatre Workshops in front of an audience of 3 angry lesbians.”

    Well said…a very sad outcome for one of our best ever actors because despite the nice remuneration he’ll soon be rewarded with by the judge, it will never replace his shattered career. I do hope Ms Norvill is satisfied with herself as well as the other assorted inner city neo-Marxists who probably egged her on……you know the drill….all in the name of the sisterhood…..women can do no wrong…..women never lie……..all men are sexual predators. I would like to ask her in 5 years time if it was worth it. I have been very curious because if Rush was the creep and pervert Norvill and others have made him out to be, why haven’t other women come forward? When Weinstein was outed last year there was a stream of women……..with Geoffrey Rush it is only this one woman……strange.

  64. C.L.

    I disagree.
    If Rush wins, his career will continue.

  65. zyconoclast

    If Rush wins, his career will continue.

    Agreed but he will play smaller roles with no chance of awards and consequently his earning will reflect this.

  66. Top Ender

    Snoopy…AM? What’s the Trump connection, TE?

    Obvious. Trump is American. The Bad Pilot was American. Therefore….

  67. Boambee John

    calli at 1450

    I have tried gumbo. Not my thing. I’m going to try my luck with oysters and crab tomorrow night. Tried a Po Boy yesterday – another delicious Fifty Shades of Wrong. Conclusion – there is no healthy food in this city. Even looking at the menus adds weight to the hips.

    If you need your hips adjusted, go to Ottawa and try a Beaver Tail.

    All the basic food groups. Large pancake, topped with maple syrup, ice cream, plus trimmings.

  68. Tom

    News Corp selective in court. Bolt, Leak, Rush.

    There’s no connection between those three cases, Stackja. In the first two cases, News Corp’s senior management took the decision to a) abandon Bolt; b) vigorously defend Leak. In the Rush case, News Corp’s lawyers are using every trick in the book trying to defend a beatup by a gossip columnist the Daily Tele couldn’t resist running because salacious gossip sells tabloid newspapers.

    Rush has testified that the smear has cost him $A1.5 million in lost earnings — so far. That is a very conservative estimate of the damages that will be awarded to Rush.

    The reputational damage to Ben Roberts-Smith is just as great because of Fakefacts’ salacious smear.

    Both cases are what happens when journalists abandon objectivity and write stuff they want to believe is true, not what actually happened.

  69. Muddy

    Apologies if this has already been posted:

    This is my final column before the midterm election. So, this former Vegas oddsmaker turned national political commentator has a few predictions and common sense observations to make.

    Back in 2016 I predicted a Trump victory when no one else did. Every poll showed Trump would lose by a wide margin. Nate Silver of The New York Times predicted Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning at 92 percent. These pollsters make their living by polling actual human beings. I don’t.

    So how did I know?

    Simple. First, size matters. You could see it in the rallies. Trump would attract eight hour lines and 10,000 or more attendees at wild, intense rallies all over America. I should know. I was opening speaker for six Trump campaign events here in Las Vegas.

    Meanwhile Hillary was attracting 100 to 200 attendees at a rally here in Vegas. I could fit Hillary’s rallies in my living room. The same story held true across America. That was my first reason for realizing Trump was going to pull a huge upset that few saw coming.

    Part Duex was also simple. Trump was “the whisper candidate.” Everywhere I went, people whispered in my ear, “I’m with you. I’m for Trump.” They wouldn’t tell pollsters. They wouldn’t put up yard signs. No bumper stickers on their car. No mention of their support of Trump around the office water cooler. But they whispered to me.

    The pollsters never had a chance.

    Don’t look now, but it’s all happening again. Nate Silver says Democrats have a 80 percent-plus chance of winning the House. Cook Report says Democrats will win the House by 40 seats. All the experts say it’s over — Democrats will win.

    I’ll go out on a limb and disagree again.

    Do you think Republicans will hold the House?

    I see Florida Democrat Gov. candidate Andrew Gillum holding a rally with Bernie Sanders and the whole place is empty. Barack Obama could not fill a high school gym in Milwaukee. I witnessed firsthand Joe Biden and Obama at separate events here in Las Vegas playing to small crowds.

    Meanwhile I was opening speaker for President Trump’s event in Las Vegas last month — with 10,000 waiting in line for hours in a place where no one cares much about politics. This is a phenomenon.

    Does that sound like the GOP is losing 40 seats? Dream on, delusional Democrats.

    Then there’s “the whispers.” Nothing has changed. Trump has fulfilled almost all of his campaign promises. He is the only politician in history who did exactly what he promised. And those same voters are whispering to me again — they love Trump now, more than ever.

    Then there’s common sense. The Trump economy is BOOMING.

    The latest results are out — 250,000 more jobs last month, far above what was expected. The lowest unemployment in half a century. The number of Americans employed is the highest EVER. Almost 500,000 new manufacturing jobs under Trump. The kind Obama claimed would never happen again. One thousand new manufacturing jobs a day last month — the best results since the 1990s.

    And most importantly, wages grew by a remarkable 3.1 percent — the most in a decade. Who in their right mind would vote against THAT?

    That could be why Trump’s approval rating among blacks is now 40 percent. If only white liberals weren’t blind, deaf and really dumb.

    Most importantly, Trump has brilliantly kept the emotional issue of illegal immigration front and center. He wants to block the caravan, end birthright citizenship and make it much harder for illegal aliens to claim asylum. The polls are out — 65 percent of likely voters in swing districts across the USA agree with Trump. The middle class will come out in record numbers for Trump. Bet on it.

    In the 2014 midterm election in Texas 1.7 million voted early. This year early voting in Texas numbered over 4.3 million. With a booming economy and an illegal alien invasion in the headlines, you think they’re coming out for Democrats?

    No way, Jose.

    I’ll go out on a limb again. I’ll put my gut instincts up against every poll and pollster and political “expert.” All of them … all of them … say the House is lost. But they don’t have a clue what’s happening. I predict they’re all wrong again. The Silent Majority is whispering again — and they love Trump. They support Trump. They will reward Trump.

    I’ll go out on a limb again to predict another upset for the GOP on Tuesday. We will expand our Senate majority by 3 to 6 seats. It will be very close, but the GOP will hold the House. America stays bright red — again

    Democrats will be in shock and mourning. The pollsters got it all wrong again.

    And Wednesday morning will be the busiest day for psychiatrists and psychologists in the history of America.

    #REDSTORM

    Wayne Allyn Root is the host of “The Wayne Allyn Root Show” on Newsmax TV, nightly at 8 p.m. EST, found on DirecTV Ch 349, or Dish TV Ch 216. He is also a nationally syndicated radio host of “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show.”

  70. Muddy

    Sorry, that was longer than I realised.

  71. Muddy

    Top Ender.
    There was a decent story about this in After the Battle a handful of years ago. Allegedly the aircraft showed no signs of damage upon return to base. Hmmm.

  72. Herodotus

    Those hands in the Lexus ad do everything except behave as if they had gone to NIDA.

  73. Muddy

    Records indicate that 40-1488 landed back at Seven Mile Strip at 10.08 a.m. Official maintenance records reveal that it sustained no damage [my bolding]during the mission aside from the faulty generator; squadron flight logs reveal that it developed mechanical problems some 75 miles before the target, forcing Greer to return to Seven Mile Strip without incident.

    David Mitchelhill-Green in “Lyndon B. Johnson’s Silver Star.” After the Battle No.156, 2012.

  74. Top Ender

    What the judge said about the mystery witness in the Rush case:

    He revealed Witness X came forward after reading media reports of the trial and sought out a solicitor engaged by Norvill. “It can scarcely be accepted that this was a coincidence,’’ he said.

  75. Turnip

    Took the GOP to retain the House at $3 a few days ago on Sportbet.

    Any idea why they suspended betting on the indiana GOP candidate? Polls look close but haven’t changed much.

  76. C.L.

    My horse, Finche, led most of the race and finished fourth.
    25 to 1, my arse.

  77. max

    Sad news about Cliffs of Moher.

  78. C.L.

    Very sad news. The connections and stable staff must be emotional wrecks.

  79. Tom

    Sad news about Cliffs of Moher.

    Broke a shoulder. Fragile things, those racing thoroughbreds, but they’d be just as fragile getting fat in a paddock.

  80. Did you notice how Finche throws out his near front leg C.L ?
    A poor action and makes you wonder how good he would be if he strode straight.

  81. C.L.

    No, I didn’t really notice, Farmer.
    But what a stayer.
    Most horses that lead from the get-go in the Cup end up finishing on Wednesday.
    Finch stayed the whole distance.

  82. RobK

    For a change of pace:
    I stumbled upon this paper in a comment at wattclarity.
    The paper is written by engineers and published by Elsevier.
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315745952_Burden_of_proof_A_comprehensive_review_of_the_feasibility_of_100_renewable-electricity_systems#pfb
    The abstract and conclusion of the pdf is as follows:

    Burden of proof: A comprehensive review of the feasibility of 100% renewable-electricity systems B.P. Hearda,⁎, B.W. Brookb, T.M.L. Wigleya,c, C.J.A. Bradshawd a University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia b University of Tasmania, Private Bag 55, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia c National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 80301, USA d Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, South Australia 5001, Australia
    ABSTRACT Keywords: Renewables Wind power Solar power Transmission Ancillary services Reliability
    An effective response to climate change demands rapid replacement of fossil carbon energy sources. This must occur concurrently with an ongoing rise in total global energy consumption. While many modelled scenarios have been published claiming to show that a 100% renewable electricity system is achievable, there is no empirical or historical evidence that demonstrates that such systems are in fact feasible. Of the studies published to date, 24 have forecast regional, national or global energy requirements at sufficient detail to be considered potentially credible. We critically review these studies using four novel feasibility criteria for reliable electricity systems needed to meet electricity demand this century. These criteria are: (1) consistency with mainstream energy-demand forecasts; (2) simulating supply to meet demand reliably at hourly, half-hourly, and f ive-minute timescales, with resilience to extreme climate events; (3) identifying necessary transmission and distribution requirements; and (4) maintaining the provision of essential ancillary services. Evaluated against these objective criteria, none of the 24 studies provides convincing evidence that these basic feasibility criteria can be met. Of a maximum possible unweighted feasibility score of seven, the highest score for any one study was four. Eight of 24 scenarios (33%) provided no form of system simulation. Twelve (50%) relied on unrealistic forecasts of energy demand. While four studies (17%; all regional) articulated transmission requirements, only two scenarios—drawn from the same study—addressed ancillary-service requirements. In addition to feasibility issues, the heavy reliance on exploitation of hydroelectricity and biomass raises concerns regarding environmental sustainability and social justice. Strong empirical evidence of feasibility must be demonstrated for any study that attempts to construct or model a low-carbon energy future based on any combination of low-carbon technology. On the basis of this review, efforts to date seem to have substantially underestimated the challenge and delayed the identification and implementation of effective and comprehensive decarbonization pathways.
    6. Conclusions Our assessment of studies proposing 100% renewable-electricity systems reveals that in all individual cases and across the aggregated evidence, the case for feasibility is inadequate for the formation of responsible policy directed at responding to climate change. Addressing the identified gaps will likely yield improved technologies and market structures that facilitate greater uptake of renewable energy, but they might also show even more strongly that a broader mix of non-fossil energy technologies is necessary. To date, efforts to assess the viability of 100% renewable systems, taking into account aspects such as financial cost, social acceptance, pace of roll-out, land use, and materials consumption, have substantially underestimated the challenge of excising fossil fuels from our energy supplies. This desire to push the 100%-renewable ideal without critical evaluation has
    ironically delayed the identification and implementation of effective and comprehensive decarbonization pathways. We argue that the early exclusion of other forms of technology from plans to decarbonize the global electricity supply is unsupportable, and arguably reckless. For the developing world, important progress in human development would be threatened under scenarios applying unrealistic assumptions regarding the scale of energy demand, assumptions that lack historical precedent and fall outside all mainstream forecasts. Other outcomes in sustainability, social justice and social cohesion will also be threatened by pursuing maximal exploitation of high-impact sources like hydro-electricity and biomass, plus expanded transmission networks. The unsubstantiated premise that renewable energy systems alone can solve challenge of climate change risks a repeat of the failure of decades past. The climate change problem is so severe that we cannot afford to eliminate a priori any carbon-free technologies. Our sobering results show that a 100% renewable electricity supply would, at the very least, demand a reinvention of the entire electricity supply-and-demand system to enable renewable supplies to approach the reliability of current systems. This would move humanity away from known, understood and operationally successful systems into uncertain futures with many dependencies for success and unanswered challenges in basic feasibility. Uniting the alleviation of poverty with a successful climate-change response in our energy and electricity systems should be an international goal. This is likely to require revolutionary changes in the way we grow food, manage land, occupy homes and buildings, demand electricity, and otherwise live our lives. Such changes will require more, not less energy. It would be irresponsible to restrict our options to renewable energy technologies alone. The reality is that 100% renewable electricity systems do not satisfy many of the characteristics of an urgent response to climate change: highest certainty and lowest risk-of-failure pathways, safeguarding human development outcomes, having the potential for high consensus and low resistance, and giving the most benefit at the lowest cost. A change in approach by both researchers and policy makers is therefore required. It behooves all governments and institutions to seek optimized blends of all available low-carbon technologies, with each technology rationally exploited for its respective strengths to pursue clean, low-carbon electricity-generation systems that are scalable to the demands of 10 billion people or more. Only by doing so can we hope to break the energy paradox of the last twenty years and permit human development to continue apace while rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation and other demands for energy. Anything less is an abrogation of our responsibilities to both the present and the future.

    I have similar views on 100% RE but dont give AGW as much credit. In anycase the experiment is going much too fast.

  83. RobK

    Formatting lost a bit in cut n paste. The last sentence is my comment.

  84. Top Ender

    Donald Trump has picked an ambassador to Australia two years after being elected, with the White House announcing Arthur B. Culvahouse Junior is set to represent the United States in Canberra.

    In a statement the White House said the US President planned to nominate the 70-year-old, who is chair emeritus of international law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP, for the key post.

    Mr Culvahouse Jr advised the late former senator John McCain on his search for a running mate in 2008 and also helped Mr Trump for the same task in 2016.

    Oz news

  85. Infidel Tiger

    How typical that our crazed media are focused on the death of one horse rather than everything else about the day.

    Our culture is under constant attack.

  86. How typical that our crazed media are focused on the death of one horse rather than everything else about the day.

    Our culture is under constant attack.

    Celebrating abortion in Queensland two weeks ago but hysterical about a horse dying today. Moral imbeciles.

  87. classical_hero

    Anyone who saw the dog first in Shy Ted’s link is definitely gay.

  88. old bloke

    C.L.
    #2857926, posted on November 6, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    What an absolute beauty – I love it:

    Nice location, but no vehicle access. Around the next cove (Castle Cove) is Innisfallen Castle which was last sold about six years ago for less than $6 million.

  89. Dr Faustus

    …a 100% renewable electricity supply would, at the very least, demand a reinvention of the entire electricity supply-and-demand system to enable renewable supplies to approach the reliability of current systems. This would move humanity away from known, understood and operationally successful systems into uncertain futures with many dependencies for success and unanswered challenges in basic feasibility.

    Luckily for the World, Australia is giving an object lesson of what happens when you subject an economy to “unanswered challenges in basic feasibility“.

    At present, the NEM is supplied with an average of 15% renewable electricity: approximately 8% by hydro (almost all of which was installed between 1949 and 1974), 6% by wind and 1% solar/biomass .
    And the economic wheels are falling off.

    The next 35%, to meet Labor’s 50% renewables by 2030 target – all contributed by the same wind and solar technology that is choking the economy at 7% penetration – will be the real heavy lifting.

  90. cohenite

    For a change of pace:
    I stumbled upon this paper in a comment at wattclarity.
    The paper is written by engineers and published by Elsevier.
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315745952_Burden_of_proof_A_comprehensive_review_of_the_feasibility_of_100_renewable-electricity_systems#pfb

    Thanks for that. It reiterates what Martin Nicholson and Peter Lang found in their critique of the pixie dust Zero Carbon Australia – Stationary Energy Plan. This was in 2010. Nicholson and Lang determined that Australia could switch to renewables if demand dropped by 60% and an expenditure of up to $4.3 trillion occurred.

  91. Roger

    If you think electricity is expensive now, just wait until its 100% “cheaper than coal” renewables.

  92. I am bespoke

    Howard Hill
    #2857925, posted on November 6, 2018 at 2:46 pm
    An excellent summary from, Tucker Carlson on the state of affairs in the US and why Trump won the election. Very relevant to our fools here in Oz.
    107 minutes but well worth the watch.
    An Evening with Tucker Carlson: America’s Elites Are on a Ship of Fools

    Yep, Almost the full range of issues and not boring.

  93. zyconoclast

    https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/furious-mum-confronts-sons-partner-over-his-sex-fetish-death/news-story/8b46e9f6967cbd37d727da861d2af79b

    from the link:
    “And he (Hafertepen) waits til the day after he’s dead to tell me he’s dead. I didn’t even know he was sick.”

    Just one look at her son indicates he was seriously sick.
    She is lying because she missed out on $200k of inheritance.

  94. feelthebern

    As soon as I saw the story I thought of monty.

  95. zyconoclast

    This bloke reckons Islam and communism with be defeated by iphones and technological dopamine hits.

  96. Infidel Tiger

    from the link:
    “And he (Hafertepen) waits til the day after he’s dead to tell me he’s dead. I didn’t even know he was sick.”

    Just one look at her son indicates he was seriously sick.
    She is lying because she missed out on $200k of inheritance.

    Injecting your scrotum with silicon is no more weird than sodomy.

    Thanks God these guys can now marry and have kids. A sound conservative voting bloc for the future.

  97. Mitch M.

    What do Auden, Sartre, and Ayn Rand have in common? Amphetamines.

    What is it with artists and drugs? I think there can be a creative increase through very judicious and disciplined use. There are studies indicating marijuana can enhance creativity and musicians like marijuana, possibly because it really does change how you hear music. The most interesting case of amphetamine use I encountered is the legendary mathematician Paul Erdos, who used amphetamines for the last 20 years of his life. When challenged by a friend that he was addicted he stopped for a month to prove his friend wrong. No problem for him. Then he advised his friend: you have put back the progress of mathematics by one month.

  98. feelthebern

    Terrible day on the punt.
    Every multi & sweep a duster.
    Even the Cowboys got dusted by the Titans.

  99. feelthebern

    Why would you inject anything into your balls?

  100. feelthebern

    Wow.
    B*lls is now banned at the Cat.
    Will make cricket comments hard this summer.

  101. Baldrick

    Celebrating abortion in Queensland two weeks ago but hysterical about a horse dying today. Moral imbeciles.

    Well said DB.

  102. Westie Woman

    Just an update on Stanley my snake bite cat…

    Sadly I had to miss that scintillating episode of A and A as I was at the vet – picking up the previously free from Bunnings bargain kitty – now expensive and worth a suite on a cruise ship…

    He’s all good except for trying to lick the leg off where he had the IV

    Antivenom for kitty did the job – amazing that there’s a test to provide information about what type of snake has bitten your animal!

    Anyway he’s catching up on sleep after being in with barking dogs in ICU

    The snake is missing…..

  103. Snoopy

    This cycling activist’s death looks suss to me. Check out a video he took before. Why was he deliberately riding well to the right of the fog line when there were unbroken double centre lines? Yes I realise the overtaking driver can cross unbroken double centre lines if it is safe to do so.

  104. Baldrick

    Why?

    The Daily Telegraph ✔ @dailytelegraph
    EXCLUSIVE: Former Labor leader Mark Latham has joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party.

  105. cohenite

    Why?

    If you accept the guy should be back in politics who else is there?

    SFF are tough but have no profile; Cory has a question mark over him; Lyonhjelm is engaged to whale girl and Katter is a gutless bastard.

  106. DrBeauGan

    Howard Hill
    #2857925, posted on November 6, 2018 at 2:46 pm
    An excellent summary from, Tucker Carlson on the state of affairs in the US and why Trump won the election. Very relevant to our fools here in Oz.
    107 minutes but well worth the watch.
    An Evening with Tucker Carlson: America’s Elites Are on a Ship of Fools

    Yes, I watched the whole thing, and I usually can’t watch for that length of time without boredom striking. Quite a lot of Tucker’s conclusions I have come to independently, including the guilt for having unearned wealth leading to the self-loathing that characterises lefties. They know deep down inside that they are useless arseholes who don’t deserve the wealth we in the West have inherited from our ancestors.

  107. Tintarella di Luna

    Both cases are what happens when journalists abandon objectivity and write stuff they want to believe is true, not what actually happened.

    That’s what happens when you believe anything because you believe nothing.

  108. Tintarella di Luna

    Anyone who saw the dog first in Shy Ted’s link is definitely gay.

    I thought I saw the moon

  109. Death Giraffe

    Just one look at her son indicates he was seriously sick..

    ..
    This is the reason “b a l l s” are banned on the cat.
    I wish you would respect the spirit of the b a l l s ban and not post articles about gays injecting stuff into their testicles.

  110. DrBeauGan

    I wish you would respect the spirit of the b a l l s ban and not post articles about gays injecting stuff into their testicles.

    I must be a heartless bastard. When I find out that loony perverts have been killing each other off, I laugh.

  111. Cassie of Sydney

    “Baldrick
    #2858000, posted on November 6, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    Why?

    The Daily Telegraph ✔ @dailytelegraph
    EXCLUSIVE: Former Labor leader Mark Latham has joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party.

    Why not? I think that it is a clever move…Latham will have much more cut through with One Nation than he did with Leyenjhelm’s party.

  112. DrBeauGan

    Why not? I think that it is a clever move…Latham will have much more cut through with One Nation than he did with Leyenjhelm’s party.

    Being twice as bright and four times as educated as your party leader might present problems.

  113. Baldrick

    Former Labor leader Mark Latham has joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party.

    This union will only end in tears and I doubt they’ll be Latham’s.

  114. Baldrick

    Nine News Australia ✔ @9NewsAUS
    Just hours away from America’s make or break mid-term elections, predictions are looking bleak for Donald Trump.

    Remember when Channel Nein predicted a Trump victory in 2016?

    No, neither do I.

  115. Cassie of Sydney

    “DrBeauGan
    #2858011, posted on November 6, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    Why not? I think that it is a clever move…Latham will have much more cut through with One Nation than he did with Leyenjhelm’s party.

    Being twice as bright and four times as educated as your party leader might present problems.”

    That’s a bit elitist isn’t. Pauline might not be an intellectual and she might be a tad “emotional” at times however she isn’t dumb. Also, Mark might be able to reign her in to prevent some of her more emotional outbursts….like crying on Sky News. However, I like her “stunts” such as the burka episode and her senate motion “it’s okay to be white”.

  116. Death Giraffe

    Trump carved a large chunk out of working class democrats to form his base.
    Tomorrow is the first test to see if Trump can turn his base out for the Republicans.
    If he does, politics changes radically overnight.

  117. Baldrick

    However, I like her “stunts” such as the burka episode and her senate motion “it’s okay to be white”.

    That’s as may be, but her economic policies are straight out of the Socialists handbook.

  118. I am bespoke

    Latham has the some attitude towards China as Cameron and also said once it has never invaded anyone. I wonder who will compromise.

  119. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    tuesday night timewarp

  120. .

    Top Ender
    #2857951, posted on November 6, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    What the judge said about the mystery witness in the Rush case:

    He revealed Witness X came forward after reading media reports of the trial and sought out a solicitor engaged by Norvill. “It can scarcely be accepted that this was a coincidence,’’ he said.

    Well played, your honour.

  121. cohenite

    That’s as may be, but her economic policies are straight out of the Socialists handbook.

    Seriously, which ones:

    https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/

  122. H B Bear

    So far this week I have learned not to eat slugs or inject silicone into my ball-sack.

    That’s a pretty good result I think.

  123. bundyrum

    I hope Latham has joined ON, I don’t agree on all of what Pauline says, but i do agree stopping gimmigrants should be high on the agenda, until that is stopped the economic & social problems will continue.
    Welfare for so called refugees & the RoP & forgetting our own people is traitorous…charity begins at home.
    So bollocks to the anti PHON people….i won’t be voting for the uniparty.

  124. cohenite

    Being twice as bright and four times as educated as your party leader might present problems.

    It’s a common mistake to want your pollies to be geniuses. Pollies represent people and most people aren’t geniuses. Most geniuses are pains in the arse. Hanson has guts, Australia’s best interests at heart and called sam chink dastyari a little prick and whale girl a fat bitch. Name another pollie who shapes up to that standard.

  125. Baldrick

    Seriously, which ones:

    Let’s try this one, TAX – G.S.T.

    One Nation opposes any increase to the G.S.T as it will reduce spending and destroy small business. We support the investigation of an alternative tax system and fairer tax reform.

    Please explain?

  126. Tailgunner

    House odds @Sportsbet
    Moloch minions 1.36
    TGOP 2.7
    Close @ 11pm ESST
    Place your bets Cats.
    I’ve taken 1.5k on the Train.

  127. egg_

    Lyonhjelm is engaged to whale girl

    Whale oil beef hooked…

  128. Tailgunner

    Latham to One Nation?
    Hmmm… Could be a winner.

  129. egg_

    called sam chink dastyari a little prick and whale girl a fat bitch.

    Mr Bean and the whale?

  130. bundyrum

    Baldrick, what is wrong with looking at alternative tax systems, Trump just changed their system.
    I think you just don’t like her….is it personal?

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So far this week I have learned not to eat slugs or inject silicone into my ball-sack.

    That’s a pretty good result I think.

    I’ve learned not to brandish a loaded machine gun, while making rap videos. Just as worthy a result, IMHO.

  132. Baldrick

    What alternative tax system?

  133. zyconoclast

    However, I like her “stunts” such as the burka episode and her senate motion “it’s okay to be white”.

    That’s as may be, but her economic policies are straight out of the Socialists handbook.

    So no different to the Lib/Labs/Green/Indi

  134. egg_

    Wheely bin Aly and Snowcone engaged in a race to the bottom.

    Snowcone’s probably the “bottom” in the relationship?

  135. bundyrum

    Ok, but changing tax amounts…eg corporate taxes, lower income tax, payroll tax, excise taxes, encourage things? Trump has seemed to have succeeded, why not us?
    Did you not like the fish at her shop or something….not enough chips perhaps?

  136. H B Bear

    Latham to One Nation?
    Hmmm… Could be a winner.

    I’d put money on a disaster. With only six months to the election he might make it to polling day.

  137. Cassie of Sydney

    I hope Latham runs for the senate…he’ll get my vote. We need people like him in Canberra especially with the coming Shorten government….hopefully the senate will be a mixture of conservatives…One Nation, Aus Conservatives, Lib Democrats…so they can make life difficult for Shorten…just as Shorten and the Greens have made life difficult for the Liberals since 2013.

  138. bundyrum

    HB Bear knows some really good politicians in the LP, don’t you fingers?
    You told me so.

  139. Baldrick

    Ok, but changing tax amounts…eg corporate taxes, lower income tax, payroll tax, excise taxes, encourage things?

    Sorry, call me stupid but where did it say that?

  140. notafan

    Didn’t the mother mean that no one had told her her son was sick?

  141. Mark A

    classical_hero
    #2857976, posted on November 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Anyone who saw the dog first in Shy Ted’s link is definitely gay.

    what dog?

  142. notafan

    Pauline used to be keen on a turnover tax

  143. Gab

    What an absolute beauty – I love it:

    Rare Castlecrag home up for sale.

    But CL … you’ll have to move from QLD to NSW to live there!

  144. bundyrum

    Baldy, it said alternative….is that hard to understand?
    You reckon the current system is perfect?

  145. Des Deskperson

    “Donald Trump has picked an ambassador to Australia two years after being elected, with the White House announcing Arthur B. Culvahouse Junior is set to represent the United States in Canberra.”

    Probably as good as anyone else.

    The US doesn’t rate Australia as a post that requires much diplomatic skills or experience. Rather t’s the perfect posting – English-speaking, healthy, first world amenities (sorta), nice climate – to reward a political supporter and /or donor. Arthur B. Culvahouse Junior – if that really is his name – is at least likely to bring a bit more gravitas to the job than the dude I had a bit to do with in the ‘eighties, a Californian publisher of DIY magazine.

    Australia, as the junior partner, tends to be a bit more risk-averse in its appointees to Washington, mostly career diplomats or people who have at least some experience in public life. If we adopted the American model, then someone like Bill Kelty might at some stage have been given the post.

  146. Baldrick

    Baldy, it said alternative….is that hard to understand?
    You reckon the current system is perfect?

    What makes you think ‘alternative’ means you paying less tax?

  147. bundyrum

    Des D, i wish they had given the job to Hilarity Clinton, that would have really given us some fun 🙂

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    New death tax to hit grieving families: Fury as ministers hike probate costs from £215 to as much as £6,000

    The cost of securing legal control over a deceased’s estate will soar next April
    Roughly 280,000 families a year will have to pay more than the current £215 fee
    56,000 will face bills between £2,500 and £6,000 in the stealth death tax

    From the “Daily Mail.” Don’t get any ideas, Bill Shorten.

  149. bundyrum

    Baldy, alternatives are always worth looking at, i will ask again, is our system perfect?
    You really don’t like Pauline do you,?
    Is there some bad blood?

  150. DrBeauGan

    That’s a bit elitist isn’t. Pauline might not be an intellectual and she might be a tad “emotional” at times however she isn’t dumb

    Latham thinks. Pauline reacts. Neither are intellectuals, thank heavens. Neither are geniuses, thank heavens again. I don’t want geniuses or intellectuals in charge. But I don’t want dimbo greedy power-hungry NPCs either, which is what we have in the uniparty. It’s just a fact that Latham is much smarter than Pauline. It’s likely to cause friction. He will be able to see connections and join dots faster than she can.

    I didn’t say Pauline was dumb. But she’s not as bright as Latham. Her ideas are old-fashioned lefty, and could be worse, but yes, they are socialist and don’t work. I’d like a party leader who has figured this out. Bernardi has, so it’s not impossibly hard.

  151. Infidel Tiger

    So far this week I have learned not to eat slugs or inject silicone into my ball-sack.

    That’s a pretty good result I think.

    Everything in moderation they say.

  152. Roger

    Latham has the some attitude towards China as Cameron and also said once it has never invaded anyone.

    The Tibetans might beg to disagree.

  153. Snoopy

    Everything in moderation they say

    Including moderation.

  154. Cassie of Sydney

    “Latham thinks. Pauline reacts.”……you’re 100% right and this is why is might work….opposites…like a successful marriage.

  155. H B Bear

    What Pauline Hanson knows about the tax system wouldn’t fill a 3 x 3 Post-It Note. And her advisers are largely a bunch of crackpots. She is a political opportunist who fills political vacuums – and is doing quite nicely at the moment as most people think the UniParty stinks. One Nation isn’t the answer.

  156. Tel

    On the Pea Hon topic …

    https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/australian-jobs/

    Jobs for Australians first and foremost. Investigate the abuse of foreign work visas. Introduce an apprenticeship scheme that will create jobs for Australians. Build infrastructure projects such as a national fast rail service, dams and water projects, hospitals and upgrade major roads.

    This one looks a lot like a recipe for big government. I agree with the sentiment of job creation, and probably some foreign work visas get abused but if people come here, work hard, contribute and pay tax then at least they aren’t dragging everyone else down. Making the rules for visas more complex ends up having more departments, more forms and tick boxes, tedious process. I think we need rules, and we are better off with simple, easy to follow rules and a lightweight immigration process (not open borders!)

    As for infrastructure projects, unless they are extremely well chosen they don’t generate jobs, they become boondoggles like the overpriced submarines. Government usually don’t spend money wisely. Sometimes it works out, but that’s rare.

  157. bundyrum

    Ok Bear, what is the answer, same as last 10/15 years?
    Go!!

  158. Tel

    What Pauline Hanson knows about the tax system wouldn’t fill a 3 x 3 Post-It Note.

    If she was seriously likely to undertake tax reform, then lack of knowledge of the existing system would be an excellent advantage. That said, there’s zero chance of a Pea Hon tax rebuild, furgedaboudit.

  159. .

    Some bad reporting but good news:

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/emdrive-us-military-research-group-darpa-want-space-drive-that-needs-no-fuel/news-story/fcdf431fa83ce97dab33bf64d4d4da92

    Now some really terrible, dishonest reporting, but good news nonetheless.

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/7x3ed9/darpa-is-researching-quantized-inertia-a-theory-of-physics-many-think-is-pseudoscience

    21 refereed journal articles in good quality journals is “pseudoscience”, apparently.

    The reason why it terrifies lefties is that some people may leave the squirrel grip of cradle to grave statism; as well it makes dumb ideas like solar sails appear incredibly silly, as they truly are.

  160. cohenite

    Apparently Latham left Lyonhjelm because of his very advanced attitudes towards gun ownership.

  161. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Until then, hats, dresses and jools rule.

    Dear privileged readers…

    Any girl can buy a hat, a dress and some glitzy jools, all in K-Mart, and go with her friends to the pub for the Melbourne Cup; and many do. I do it my way, which is not K-Mart, others do it theirs. What’ll I wear, I said to Hairy, flashing around two options, and then deciding on a third. Don’t ask me, he whimpered, you dress for your friends for the Cup, not me. True. That is what women are like when en gaggle without our husbands, and drinking champagne. I saw heaps of them teaming out of the pubs on the long journey home from the Godzone of the upper Northern Beaches, and then through Double Bay. One girl descending a hill in Double Bay, in a mini skirt and heels, was catapulting forward with every step – she should’ve worn kitten heels, I thought smugly, having actually had a good day with the feet. 🙂

    For I’d decided on kitten heels to get up the hill, but ended up parking in my friend’s driveway because the traffic was unusually light and I was early. The hat lady I was borrowing from was late, coming in breathless from the airport, so I ended up hatless and without heels, while the hostess swanned around in wonderful three inch heels with big bows on the back. A minor miracle she could negotiate her beautiful new staircase. The best laid plans gang awry, I thought to myself, feeling out of the competition, as another good friend came in with a hat to seriously envy – a black cap with a forward Injun black Raven’s feather, and a net covering, complimenting her olive good looks. A little fifties styling there, and muchly debonair combined with her white ruffled designer shirt and a Wyatt Earp sort of black artline neck number hanging in there neath her chin.

    I drew Who Shot Thebarman in the sweep but lost the ticket and remember the name as Just Blame Thegasman, till I stood corrected by more knowledgeable ladies. As youse all know now, I came nowhere near winning, but wasn’t it a great race? So exciting, colourful and something the wowsers and miserybags have not yet managed to ruin. Sorry about the injured horse, but don’t open a tin of catmeat if you are overly concerned, imho.

  162. Helen

    Westie Woman, I am glad Stanley is going to be fine. Maybe a jewelled collar to celebrate? Studs, because he is a guy!

  163. Zyconoclast

    ‘We are sorry’: Anglican school backtracks from letter on gay teachers and students

    A prominent Sydney Anglican school has apologised for signing a controversial letter calling on the Morrison government to maintain laws allowing schools to discriminate against gay teachers and pupils, and blamed church leaders for “unintended hurt and division” in the school community.

    Faced with a backlash, the head of Barker College, Phillip Heath, pledged his support for removing exemptions to anti-discrimination laws that currently let religious schools discriminate against LGBTI staff and students.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/we-are-sorry-anglican-school-backtracks-from-letter-on-gay-teachers-and-students-20181106-p50ed8.html

  164. .

    PS

    Those journos are grubs and the “physicists” quoted are evidence-free cowards.

  165. H B Bear

    Ok Bear, what is the answer, same as last 10/15 years?
    Go!!

    If you want to see a performing seal go to Sea World.

  166. DrBeauGan

    Pauline’s reactions are at least those of a normal, sane human being, which makes a nice change. But she doesn’t have the brains to work out who to take advice from. If she started taking it from Latham it might work. I doubt she has that much sense, but I hope I’m wrong.

  167. bundyrum

    Don’t have to bear, i can watch you.
    How the fingers doing?

  168. Andreas

    That’s as may be, but her economic policies are straight out of the Socialists handbook.

    Hanson supports coal power, a policy which would save the economy billions of dollars.

  169. Cassie of Sydney

    “H B Bear
    #2858063, posted on November 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    What Pauline Hanson knows about the tax system wouldn’t fill a 3 x 3 Post-It Note. And her advisers are largely a bunch of crackpots. She is a political opportunist who fills political vacuums – and is doing quite nicely at the moment as most people think the UniParty stinks. One Nation isn’t the answer.”

    So what is the answer Bear? People out there are very worried…not just about the economic stuff….but also about the social stuff….excessive immigration, a growing Muslim population that will never assimilate, terrorism, climate change rubbish, gender theory and LGTBQRSIDVP crap and the list goes on. Pauline does speak up about these issues.

  170. Roger

    Faced with a backlash, the head of Barker College, Phillip Heath, pledged his support for removing exemptions to anti-discrimination laws that currently let religious schools discriminate against LGBTI staff and students.

    All the backbone of a slug.

  171. bundyrum

    Cassie, bear has answer about performing seals….or summat.

  172. DrBeauGan

    Roger
    #2858080, posted on November 6, 2018 at 7:52 pm
    Faced with a backlash, the head of Barker College, Phillip Heath, pledged his support for removing exemptions to anti-discrimination laws that currently let religious schools discriminate against LGBTI staff and students.

    All the backbone of a slug.

    It’s how you gain advancement in the system. Morally tough people are uncomfortable to have around.

  173. Cassie of Sydney

    “Andreas
    #2858076, posted on November 6, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    That’s as may be, but her economic policies are straight out of the Socialists handbook.

    Hanson supports coal power, a policy which would save the economy billions of dollars.”

    Yes and she supports Adani which will inject billions of dollars into the economy, create jobs and so on.

  174. Tel

    https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/rorting-of-services/

    One Nation will introduce an identity card for those Australians who are accessing taxpayer-funded services. Some foreigners, illegal immigrants and Australians are rorting our health and welfare systems because they cannot be positively identified. This is causing a drain on our taxpayer-funded services, leading to skyrocketing welfare and health budget blowouts.

    I like the idea of cost cutting, but the Australia Card concept is kind of dangerous. I dunno about this one, it’s very hard to stop rorts and the best way is just to not offer such generous benefits… find ways for people to work for a living and they won’t be as enthusiastic about pocket stuffing. For example, the massive number of people on disability benefit really is not going to be fixed by Australia Card.

    Keeping illegal immigrants out of Australia to begin with means you don’t need to identify everyone.

    Who am I kidding, I’m sure we are all on various facial scan databases by now, every gate at every train station has a camera pointed right in your face… not exactly subtle. I’m sure Canberra could ID people already with the tools they have already.

  175. Snoopy

    Those journos are grubs and the “physicists” quoted are evidence-free cowards.

    You seem a bit out of sorts, dot. The boxed trifecta didn’t come through?

  176. H B Bear

    If people are worried about all that stuff cassie then why is Australia likely to end up with a Peanut Head government that will make most or all of them worse? Hanson does speak up against them but a vote for One Nation is at best a protest vote – which is perfectly legitimate of course. When presented with genuine choices, such as the large company tax cuts in the Senate, PHON falls in with the Liars, Greens and Hunch.

  177. cohenite

    I doubt she has that much sense, but I hope I’m wrong.

    Sense she has; but also trust issues in dealing with dominant males; and who can blame her given good old Tone deregistered her party and putrid peter put her in jail.

    Her chief of staff is gay and her bestie is Malcolm Roberts. Roberts is an absolute Godsend with alarmism and coal and islam but he has pledged his loyalty to Pauline. The other men, burston and Fraser fell out with her for different reasons; burston because he is a lazy slob and he stabbed her in the back, Anning because he would not put up with Pauline’s need to be boss. Anning is a loss. Latham will have to tread a fine line and I hope it works out.

  178. Tel

    Hanson supports coal power, a policy which would save the economy billions of dollars.

    She wants to use government money to build it… now that RET and sovereign risk have scorched the Earth and chased away any private investment. No one trusts property rights in Australia, and Pea Hon is unlikely to turn that problem around.

  179. Woolfe

    Lizzie if you want to see immaculate 50’s style watch The Marvellous Mrs Maisel on Amazon Prime
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_marvelous_mrs_maisel

  180. Atoms for Peace.

    Pauline is positively sane compared to the morons who gave us dodgy French subs and ruinables power.

  181. bundyrum

    Cassie, didn’t the Korean banks just tell Adani no money is coming.
    I think that mine ain’t ever going to happen until we have a government that supports it fully & for Australian power stations….not gonna happen.

  182. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #2858074, posted on November 6, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Pauline’s reactions are at least those of a normal, sane human being, which makes a nice change. But she doesn’t have the brains to work out who to take advice from. If she started taking it from Latham it might work. I doubt she has that much sense, but I hope I’m wrong.

    Nail hit on head Dr.

    Somehow she has the knack of getting the very people in her leadership team, that she should avoid like the plague.
    And that was the theme from the beginning.

  183. Dr Faustus

    Former Labor leader Mark Latham has joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party.

    If he can avoid breaking James Ashby’s wanking arm he’ll be in the next Senate.
    Shortly afterwards, sitting as an Independent.

  184. Atoms for Peace.

    Pauline would be on a winner if tax scales were to be indexed for inflation…

  185. Entropy

    Tel, it isn’t that one nation voters have a problem with the taxpayer funded handouts, it is that they aren’t getting as much of the handouts as those other people.

  186. ABC radio news.
    Covered Cliffs of Moher death rather than the winner.
    Gave anti racing dickwad an interview. No trainer or jockey heard.
    Said racegoers got drenched and had empty pockets.
    Miserable sods.

  187. Mark A

    Tel
    #2858089, posted on November 6, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Hanson supports coal power, a policy which would save the economy billions of dollars.

    She wants to use government money to build it… now that RET and sovereign risk have scorched the Earth and chased away any private investment. No one trusts property rights in Australia, and Pea Hon is unlikely to turn that problem around.

    I don’t agree with gov. involvement but if they want to spend our money in the energy sector anyway, then it would be much wiser, better and profitable to do so by investing in coal based capacity.

  188. Hay Stockard

    Top Ender,
    Ok one was just a dumb grunt. An intelligent,man wouldgoogle up my nom de plume.
    I don’t go to those services for salacious content. In fact I have never seen it. The locals generally dress better than other tourists. They have their religion and a few I make mock of.
    The Protestant Temple in Noumea has the best communion wine I have ever had. I would have backed up if I hadn’t stuck out like a sore thumb.
    I like salacious stuff. Seen heaps. But not in the South Pacifc. If you exclude New Zealand.

  189. Dr Faustus

    Australia, as the junior partner, tends to be a bit more risk-averse in its appointees to Washington, mostly career diplomats or people who have at least some experience in public life.

    The current appointee’s experience in public life mainly centred on irretrievably fucking up the Abbott Government.

  190. Roger

    Morally tough people are uncomfortable to have around.

    Indeed; without them we lose our savour.

    Heaven forbid the school, led by its principal, should actually take a stand on its ethos.

    He can now never take a stand on anything lest it cause “hurt and division”.

  191. Tel

    I don’t agree with gov. involvement but if they want to spend our money in the energy sector anyway, then it would be much wiser, better and profitable to do so by investing in coal based capacity.

    Fair point, but if you start supporting that sort of thing then all free market principles are gone and where does that end? For the record, I’m sure if a few of those modern high temperature coal fired power stations get built, Australia will find a use for them. It just shits me to tears when you see government breaking stuff, and then jumping up and offering to fix what they smashed.

  192. Nick

    ABC radio news.
    Covered Cliffs of Moher death rather than the winner.
    Gave anti racing dickwad an interview. No trainer or jockey heard.
    Said racegoers got drenched and had empty pockets.
    Miserable sods.

    #thingsboganslike

  193. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I wish Latham had gone for the Australian Conservatives. A better fit in general for him. A senate seat too if he was cluey (but already chosen, I guess). Aust Cons don’t have the profile yet to win a Reps seat – Latham could certainly add to the profile.

  194. C.L.

    But CL … you’ll have to move from QLD to NSW to live there!

    Holiday house, Gab. 🙂

  195. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    What is Ross Cameron going to do? Anyone know?

  196. Roger

    I wish Latham had gone for the Australian Conservatives. A better fit in general for him.

    Australian Conservatives are a small government, free market party.

    Latham is a self-confessed social democrat.

    They might form strategic alliances, but he would never fit in with ACs.

  197. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Miserable sods

    Totally concur.

    Great today to see what Hairy calls ‘the beaches crowd’, distaff version at least, for they have been and still are a varied crew whom I have missed in our travels and whose ‘welcome back’ noises were sincere and very touching. They take turns in doing the Melbourne Cup for da girls, and we always have a hoot together.

    Friendship is one of life’s joys, and so are celebrations of our culture and traditions held with friends.

  198. Cassie of Sydney

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2858109, posted on November 6, 2018 at 8:14 pm
    What is Ross Cameron going to do? Anyone know?”

    I hope he is okay Lizzie. He is a decent person. Hopefully, like Latham, he will one day return to Sky.

  199. Old Lefty

    No surprise that Cranbrook didn’t sign up to the original Sydney Anglican principals’ letter. When I was at much less prestigious school 50 years ago, the word was ‘ if you can’t get a woman get a Cranbrook boy’.

  200. DrBeauGan

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2858107, posted on November 6, 2018 at 8:13 pm
    I wish Latham had gone for the Australian Conservatives. A better fit in general for him. A senate seat too if he was cluey (but already chosen, I guess). Aust Cons don’t have the profile yet to win a Reps seat – Latham could certainly add to the profile.

    Latham has an admirable ability to see what is actually there instead of what his theories tell him is there. Pretty much the opposite of an intellectual. But he won’t fit in with any political party. He’s his own man. Just as Cory Bernardi is. They’d both want to be in charge.

  201. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Take your point, Roger, re Latham’s politics, coming from Labor, but there were elements of some serious changes in his thinking, where he might have gone for Conservative lesser government approaches. I am sure many who have joined Aust Cons have a fairly ‘middle way’ approach anyway.

  202. Gab

    Of course! I knew you’d never leave QLD.

  203. Latham to One Nation?
    Hmmm… Could be a winner.

    Six months tops before he resigns.

  204. Roger

    I am sure many who have joined Aust Cons have a fairly ‘middle way’ approach anyway.

    It comes down to the importance of basic philosophical commitments, Lizzie.

    As the broad church Libs are discovering…too late.

    I’d like to see Latham in parliament – he has a lot to offer – but not as an AC.

  205. overburdened

    Horse racing enters my mind at this time of year because of the surplus pages in the hard copy and the increase in gambling platform traffic on line. Oscar Wilde’s comment on the obscenity of small men in strange clothes whipping majestic animal for the amusement of the privileged class (or something like that) springs to mind.
    Oscar in the meantime would be even more appalled by the bogans in a hire suit, or a suit picked up at the op shop, and their revelry.
    For myself I have a challenge to identify a beer bellied, red faced bloke with a sack of under-chin fat, cigar and a porkpie hat being a sportsman because he trains a race horse. Whatever that means.
    Anyhow the race that stops the world is about to hit the finish line. My tip is Manhattan Miracle to trump
    Magic Money Tree by 2 lengths.

  206. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Pauline’s movement is all over the place, and without a strong core of philosophy. She blows with the win far too much and such a background as she has with men suggests a rocky road ahead for Latham. Conservatism, as outlined by Cory in his book, does have a philosophical core, and it is a very broach church; a sheltering umbrella for many strands of opinion on taxation etc. The talk is of ‘tendencies towards’ rather than absolute directions, from what I can see. Cory, for instance, also leaves the idea of Conservatives quite open to people who are not religious but who have a deep love of the Western tradition. Important to note that openness. Latham fits in there quite well.

  207. overburdened

    try ‘animals’ ffs. I am also aware that Manhattan Miracle will have to stay focused to win his Kentucky Derby in the future.

  208. DrBeauGan

    Latham is a self-confessed social democrat.

    He may say he is for the purpose of being identified, but he’s too much a realist to buy into any ideology. Ideology is for the NPC type, and Latham isn’t one . Neither is Pauline, bless her cotton socks, but she’s advised by those who are.

  209. Hay Stockard

    Zyconoclast,
    Barker is as as Anglican a that loon,from Gosford making a run for Parliament. Christian in name only.

  210. Death Giraffe

    I wish Latham had gone for the Australian Conservatives. A better fit in general for him.

    ..
    He isn’t conservative.
    None of his ideas are conservative.
    Just because he isn’t a spineless, batshit crazy progresive nutter does ‘t make him a onservative.

  211. Death Giraffe

    Imagine an Australia where the major working man’s party was lead by Latham, and the major wankers party was lead by Bernadi.

  212. DrBeauGan

    Just because he isn’t a spineless, batshit crazy progresive nutter does ‘t make him a onservative

    True, but not being a spineless, batshit crazy progressive nutter is definitely a step in the right direction.

    And distressingly rare.

  213. Roger

    Cory is right to suggest conservatism is an attitude rather than an ideology, Lizzie. But at its heart are certain philosophical principles – limited government, free enterprise, personal responsibility, a commitment to the ethos derived from the Judeo-Christian tradition – which the social democrat Mark Latham could not support with full voice.

  214. Eyrie

    “Just an update on Stanley my snake bite cat…”

    Survived mortal combat against a snake. Wounded in action. Truly a Conquest Hero, worthy of a full name.
    See Larry Niven’s science fiction re Kzin and the other authors who played in the Man-Kzin Wars universe including one Hal G.P. Colebatch.

  215. DrBeauGan

    Death Giraffe
    #2858127, posted on November 6, 2018 at 8:35 pm
    Imagine an Australia where the major working man’s party was lead by Latham, and the major wankers party was lead by Bernadi.

    I’d settle for a party of those who are not spineless, batshit crazy progressive nutters versus the rest.

  216. stackja

    Donald J. Trump
    Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
    So funny to see the CNN Fake Suppression Polls and false rhetoric. Watch for real results Tuesday. We are lucky CNN’s ratings are so low. Don’t fall for the Suppression Game. Go out & VOTE. Remember, we now have perhaps the greatest Economy (JOBS) in the history of our Country!
    7:18 AM – 5 Nov 2018

  217. Death Giraffe

    Imagine if all the doctor’s wives and Audi- driving cock smokers had no choice but to vote for a Bernardi- led conservative party, because the only other choice was to vote for the dirty peasant’s party led by Latham.

  218. Nick

    Imagine an Australia where the major working man’s party was lead by Latham, and the major wankers party was lead by Bernadi.

    I’m not convinced that Bernardi isn’t a wanker. It will take more than just the word ‘conservative’ for them to get my vote.

  219. Robber Baron

    Latham joins One Nation as a senior advisor. So Pauline hired him. She knows how to make her own publicity.

  220. A prominent Sydney Anglican school has apologised for signing a controversial letter calling on the Morrison government to maintain laws allowing schools to discriminate against gay teachers and pupils, and blamed church leaders for “unintended hurt and division” in the school community.

    And the rooster crowed.

  221. max

    The Cup was taken over years ago. It’s become a marketing and promotional exercise designed to tell the world and ourselves that Pauline Hanson is not who we are. Hence, models, paid celebs, no socks and pocket hankies and exclusive marquees. As well as ‘Ride Like a Girl’ films.

  222. Death Giraffe

    In fact, those should rightly be the names of the two main Australian parties:
    The Australian Dirty Peasants Party (ADPP)
    The Australian Audi- Driving Doctor’s Wives Wankers Party (AADDWWP)

  223. bundyrum

    Funny how Pauline garners attention when she speaks, who listens to Bernadi?
    He is a softcock.

  224. Jumpnmcar

    Here’s at test for your google, type in “ corrupt American evangelist “ and see what pops up.

    Mine “ includes” Trump for the first 5 spots.
    Nice algorithm google.

  225. Death Giraffe

    You would, I suppose, also need a new “progressive” party for all the stupid young people and Snglican vicars to vote for.
    The Abortion Immigration Debt and Spite Party (AIDS)

  226. JC

    Funny how Pauline garners attention when she speaks,

    Yep, sure is. Most listeners are in wonderment such an idiot can remember to breathe while babbling.

  227. Percy Popinjay

    corrupt American evangelist

    Fatty Trump has morphed into one of those? That’s as absurd as describing Doc Pachauri as a writer of erotic fiction instead of a sex pest.

  228. cohenite

    Yep, sure is. Most listeners are in wonderment such an idiot can remember to breathe while babbling.

    If you can head prefect she would have no trouble.

  229. Atoms for Peace.

    Looking at the history of acting starting with Thespias, and the trials an tribulations over the millenia, one wonders why Hollywierd is winding back the clock to the time when actors were viewed with a degree of distrust.

  230. JC

    What do you find wonderful about her, Cronkite?

    She’s basically a socialist and a national socialist in the truest sense. I’m not suggesting she’s a Nazi or something stupid like that. But it would be good if you finally came out and stated that’s what you are too.

  231. Atoms for Peace., ,

    The sad thing about this country is that if you had to fill an SUV with a group who could lead the country, you could hire out the third seat row for an Uber run.

  232. cohenite

    What do you find wonderful about her

    Scroll up.

  233. mh

    max
    #2858142, posted on November 6, 2018 at 8:47 pm
    The Cup was taken over years ago. It’s become a marketing and promotional exercise designed to tell the world and ourselves that Pauline Hanson is not who we are. Hence, models, paid celebs, no socks and pocket hankies and exclusive marquees. As well as ‘Ride Like a Girl’ films.

    What the world normally sees is footage of the drunken wenches letting it all hang out.

  234. JC

    Some of One Nation policies.

    The anti-commerce, anti foreign multinationals policy that been bouncing around the left since the 60s.

    The Problem

    Too many of the 700 foreign-owned multinationals operating in Australia pay no income tax on the profits made here.

    It is just too easy for these big, well-resourced companies to contrive paper losses or avoid creating a corporate tax liability in Australia.

    There can be no doubt that we have a problem with foreign-owned multinationals. We looked at the members of the Business Council of Australia last year when 53 of the 127 members were foreign-owned multinational companies.

    The UN thing is a giant ruse. It’s basically wealth transfer to the bush. I love how One Nation is also against fracking.

    One Nation will fight to compensate farmers financially for loss of property rights due to UN agreements. Farmers and water are what make this nation great, but we see our politicians ignoring our farmers in times of drought. We must build more dams and create water security across Australia. We oppose the privatisation of water and any mining or CSG exploration on prime agricultural land where it will have an impact on our environment and water supply. One Nation will hold banks accountable for forced takeovers and land grabs.

    Jobs for mates, but not at mates rates.

    Jobs for Australians first and foremost. Investigate the abuse of foreign work visas. Introduce an apprenticeship scheme that will create jobs for Australians. Build infrastructure projects such as a national fast rail service, dams and water projects, hospitals and upgrade major roads.

    I wonder where I can find Pauline’s brain wave – the turnover tax.

  235. JC

    cohenite
    #2858156, posted on November 6, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    What do you find wonderful about her

    Scroll up.

    No.

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