Tuesday Forum: January 1, 2019

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  1. Tailgunner

    Fake boobs are great.
    Girls with them are always demons in the sack!

  2. Tailgunner

    Hmmm….
    Who said if you want to know who rules over you, look at who you can’t criticise.

  3. candy

    Couple elections this year with both NSW and the Feds, not to mention Democrat primaries in the US. Then there’s whatever is going on with Brexit. 2019 is gonna be a fun one, eh?

    All interesting things, Fleeced, and I look forward to reading your opinions. It’s a real nice feeling to see your avatar back.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    An Islamic Venezuela is born.

    This one is already becoming Venezuela:

    Iran’s PPI Inflation at 53.9% YOY (31 Dec )

    An increase of 53.9% was registered in the Producer Price Index in the Iranian month of Azar (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) compared with the similar month of last year, the Central Bank of Iran’s latest report showed.

    Fortunately Iran has lots of stones, for when they run out of toilet paper.

  5. bespoke

    Everyone takes everything too seriously now.

    Yep and them selves.

  6. OldOzzie

    just enjoyed

    TOP SECRET DRUM CORPS PERFORM AT THE EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 2018

    and

    The Royal Cavalry Of The Sultanate Of Oman Royal Military Tattoo Edinburgh Castle Scotland

    This year, the Royal Cavalry of Oman’s pipers on horseback and its all-female marching band took part in the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

  7. Armadillo

    Fake boobs are great.
    Girls with them are always demons in the sack!

    Seems to me to be a generalisation. Although, if you want “fake boobies” it could be an indication of higher sex drive. Any statistics on this stuff?

  8. mh

    Hmmm….
    Who said if you want to know who rules over you, look at who you can’t criticise.

    An anti-Semite I expect.

  9. Armadillo

    I’m at a loss why Shelias want to tattoo a bumble bee on themselves. Perhaps I’m naive.

  10. EvilElvis

    Not sure if this has been raised yet…

    Taxpayers could be forced to pick up the insurance bill for people injured in autonomous cars made by some of the world’s biggest multinational companies under a plan by Federal bureaucrats.

    In a proposal that has bemused the WA Government, the National Transport Commission has suggested extending State-backed motor vehicle injury insurance to driverless cars to ensure victims were not left in limbo.

    Bemused isn’t the fucking word…

  11. Armadillo

    Prison dudes tattooing a home postcode on their bodies I can understand. Return to sender.

  12. John Constantine

    Taxpayers are going to foot the bill for the losses from selling the chicoms the Australian gold reserve for cents in the dollar, then using the money to dynamite our power plants and replace them with chicom peoples liberation army slave labour solar panels.

    Anything that progresses totalitarianism is taxpayer subsidised as their natural instinct.

    Comrades.

  13. Armadillo

    I might have just made that up. However, I have seen a few blokes walking around town with postcode tattooed bodies. It’s plausible.

  14. Armadillo

    Has the Giraffee sook shown back up?

  15. jupes

    Wow! Apparently dropping bombs doesn’t reflect US Stratcom’s values.

    The New Year’s Eve tweet, which included a video of a B-2 stealth bomber dropping bombs followed by explosions on the ground, was deleted after three hours.

    “#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball … if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger,” the tweet said.

    Command later posted an apology.

    “Our previous NYE tweet was in poor taste & does not reflect our values.”

  16. DrBeauGan

    Command later posted an apology.

    “Our previous NYE tweet was in poor taste & does not reflect our values.”

    It’s a soy-boy world at the top.

  17. It’s a soy-boy world at the top.

    So it would seem.

  18. jupes

    One of the many failings of the modern world is the disappearance of shame.

    We have just learnt that Pocahontas will be running in the 2020 presidential race. After the debacle of her DNA test I naively thought that is the last we would hear of the fraudulent bint. But no, she is the first Democrat to stick her hand up. Here’s how the ABC reports the results of her test:

    In October, she released a DNA analysis she said supported her assertion that she had Native American lineage that goes back six to 10 generations.

    LOL. The 1/1024 meme will be around for quite a while yet it seems.

  19. Boambee John

    In October, she released a DNA analysis she said supported her assertion that she had Native American lineage that goes back six to 10 generations.

    This subtly suggests that she has Native American lineage in all of the last six to 10 generations, rather than that she has such lineage somewhere between six and 10 generations ago.

  20. Mother Lode

    Fortunately Iran has lots of stones, for when they run out of toilet paper.

    If the government takes over managing the stones there will be a shortage within six months.

  21. jupes

    This subtly suggests that she has Native American lineage in all of the last six to 10 generations, rather than that she has such lineage somewhere between six and 10 generations ago.

    Indeed. #fakenews at the ABC.

    But we would expect nothing less.

  22. DrBeauGan

    After Stimpy telling us not to take things too seriously, I had a look at the 7:53 post of Zippy’s on the anti-American dream, and also the excerpt of Niall Ferguson’s talk on the other thread. I’ve come to the conclusion that Stimpy is nuts.

  23. Myrddin Seren

    Interesting – economics and history.

    Allied War Economy During World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

  24. Armadillo

    Eggy, the FIL was flying Moscow-Tehran-Tokyo-New York route around that time. The Russian aircraft were pretty much exclusively for the elite. Nice planes, but Airlines don’t work without paying customers.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If the government takes over managing the stones there will be a shortage within six months.

    There was an old joke in the Soviet Union to that effect

    “Comrade, would Socialism be achievable in the Sahara Desert?”

    “In principle, yes comrade. In practice, after the first Five Year Plan, there would be a severe shortage of sand.”

  26. Armadillo

    If the government takes over managing the stones there will be a shortage within six months.

    Persia (or Iran) has never been a democracy. Not before 1979. Not afterwards.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Stimpy is nuts.

    Yes yes life’s really hard, it’s so hard and terrible you’ve got time to chat with mentally ill people online.
    It’s the end of the world!!!!
    Kill me now!!!

  28. Armadillo

    Iran is probably one of the greatest disasters of the 20th century. It’s why we are, where we are.

  29. Armadillo

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Stimpy is nuts.

    It’s a fair comment.

  30. feelthebern

    Watching Black Panther non-drunk for the first time.
    So if you don’t like the outcome of a result (election) you can can do whatever you want to overturn it.

  31. Armadillo

    The Middle East would be better off today if they had been given a decent stint of Socialism.

  32. feelthebern

    Armadillo, I was reading some oil history stuff over the holidays.
    The impact of JFK’s foreign policy resulted in the Ba’ath Party taking over in Iraq.
    I find it amazing how the US establishment has re-written JFK’s legacy.
    He simply was one of the worst presidents in US history.

  33. Memoryvault

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Stimpy is nuts.
    It’s a fair comment.

    Stimpy would be the first to agree with you both.
    Although as I have stated before, often he is the sanest person here.

    A bit like IT, actually.

  34. DrBeauGan

    Yes yes life’s really hard, it’s so hard and terrible you’ve got time to chat with mentally ill people online.
    It’s the end of the world!!!!
    Kill me now!!!

    No. You’ll have to suffer through it like the rest of us.

  35. Armadillo

    At least the kids would be educated. Even the girls.

  36. feelthebern

    I was shocked when watching a documentary on Gore Vidal that he said the JFK was the worst president in US history as JFK’s foreign policy was the birth of neo-conservatism.
    Try say that in at a New York dinner party & they’ll throw you off the balcony.
    Long form interviews is what the statists hate.
    Anything that can’t be distilled down to JFK good, is hard to find in the msm.

  37. DrBeauGan

    Besides, Stimpy, we need you to guide us. It must be much easier for you to understand Merkel and Micron and May and Morrison than it would be for us sane people.

  38. Memoryvault

    Kill me now!!!

    Is that anything like “Shoot me now”?

  39. Armadillo

    Armadillo, I was reading some oil history stuff over the holidays.

    In laws spent 19 years there. History is never as it seems. I recall going to watch “Not without my daughter”. The MIL sat through the entire film saying “bullshit”. The yanks fucked up big time, even as far as ordering the Shah to fire on protesters in the bazaar. The FIL saw the cable. The French arent innocent in this either. Nor were the Russians.

  40. Stimpson J. Cat

    Besides, Stimpy, we need you to guide us. It must be much easier for you to understand Merkel and Micron and May and Morrison than it would be for us sane people.

    No no no no no.
    They are not ours.
    Bad enough we get all the Trannys, Gay’s and Lesbians.
    But Globalists? Liberals? F$cking Socialists?
    P$ss off.
    They are all yours.

  41. Armadillo

    The games those in power play.

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    I think the only way to fix Iran is to install Rita Panahi, the Iranian Princess, as Supreme Women Shah.
    She has lots of great ideas for a single mother.
    I would vote for her.

  43. DrBeauGan

    Myrddin Seren
    #2896704, posted on January 1, 2019 at 10:29 pm
    Iran before…the Islamic Revolution

    The people looked mostly happy. Not compatible with Islam, I guess.

    Hey, if a bunch of miserable old buggers can take over a country, why can’t the Çats do the same?

  44. Memoryvault

    Hey, if a bunch of miserable old buggers can take over a country, why can’t the Çats do the same?

    Obviously a different kind of miserable old buggers.

  45. DrBeauGan

    No no no no no.
    They are not ours.
    Bad enough we get all the Trannys, Gay’s and Lesbians.
    But Globalists? Liberals? F$cking Socialists?
    P$ss off.
    They are all yours.

    Oh. Wrong sort of loonies?

  46. Black Ball

    Neil Prakash apparently a dual national. FMD

  47. Myrddin Seren

    Muslim Doctor Fired From Ohio Clinic After Threatening to Purposely Give [email protected] Patients Wrong Medication

    Uh huh.

    Would make for an interesting study in, say, the British NHS.

    Unexpected Deaths in Member of the Mosaic Faith, or people who might be mistaken for MFers, under NHS treatment.

    A study that will never happen, but be warned.

  48. Armadillo

    Myrddin Seren
    #2896704, posted on January 1, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Yep. Exactly as Mrs A remembers it as a child. Fabulous country. Incredibly wealthy. She recognised a couple of people (vaguely) from the Iran Air photo. Just looking now at a painting given to her from Trudaus secretary (the elder, not the younger). She was a talented lady. “Aunty Olive”. Mrs A, being an only child, far away from home, she had a lot of adopted “aunties” and “uncles”.

  49. Rae

    In October, she released a DNA analysis she said supported her assertion that she had Native American lineage that goes back six to 10 generations.

    This subtly suggests that she has Native American lineage in all of the last six to 10 generations, rather than that she has such lineage somewhere between six and 10 generations ago.

    Lol. Nothing subtle about your lack of knowledge. The DNA (Y DNA or mitochondrial DNA) is in fact traceable in each of those 6 to 10 generations.

  50. Myrddin Seren

    Struck by the Bird Filter – again !!!

    Second go around with a TinyURL.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Muslim Doctor Fired From Ohio Clinic After Threatening to Purposely Give [email protected] Patients Wrong Medication

    Uh huh.

    Would make for an interesting study in, say, the British NHS.

    Unexpected Deaths in Member of the Mosaic Faith, or people who might be mistaken for MFers, under NHS treatment.

    A study that will never happen, but be warned.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Graeme Bird – the economic loss you have cost this site because of your refusal to take your meds and the rest of us having to repeatedly work around your issues is really vexing. Happy New Year and take your pills please.

  51. Armadillo

    The people looked mostly happy. Not compatible with Islam, I guess.

    The MIL used to say “it went from burkas to mini skirts overnight”. Probably too quick.

    The Ayatollah came straight out of exhile in France.

  52. egg_

    Anything that can’t be distilled down to JFK good, is hard to find in the msm.

    Except his womanising.
    Too much on the b(t)onk was his problem?
    Had one of his interns hiding at his feet in the motorcade whilst OS in the Bahamas from several sources.

  53. Mindfree

    Watching the cricket (BBL) and accidentally clicked over to SBS where I espied a promo for some dumb bint “reality TV star” named Lee Chan and her culinary adventures around the world
    Now she probably has no idea what she’s rabbiting on about (much like former Masterchef refugees Adam Liaw and Justine Schofield) but here we have SBS spending taxpayer’s dollars to present this shit.

    I wonder what hard working Aussies who pay their tax see how it’s being spent on F***wits like this to do these rubbish wank fests

    Thanks Mitch Fifield you really know how to control a budget and governance into this prolific spending crapshow. Either get rid of the SBS and or defund it using commercial advertising (which SBS allows) pay for this rubbish which i doubt

    Oh that’s right you’re a Turnbull man kept in your position by dickhead “ScoMo”

  54. Black Ball

    Lol. Nothing subtle about your lack of knowledge. The DNA (Y DNA or mitochondrial DNA) is in fact traceable in each of those 6 to 10 generations.

    Being Aboriginal myself you shut the fuck up. She used this to her advantage. You being a useful tool for the Left won’t save you.

  55. Rae

    Being Aboriginal myself you shut the fuck up.

    Speaking boong vernacular will get you nowhere. Grow up sonny.

  56. Memoryvault

    Lol. Nothing subtle about your lack of knowledge. The DNA (Y DNA or mitochondrial DNA) is in fact traceable in each of those 6 to 10 generations.

    Yeah.
    Because as everybody knows, if it isn’t added to/replenished in each and every one of those generations, it just disappears into the mists of history.

  57. Black Ball

    Speaking boong vernacular will get you nowhere. Grow up sonny.
    Racist Sonny. Alinsky rules

  58. Indeed. #fakenews at the ABC.

    Millenial newsreader on ABC tonight made reference to former Qld Premier “Sir John Bjelke-Petersen”

  59. Steve trickler

    The face behind a voice. A voice known to the world as, “Kennedy Steve”.

    Interview.



  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Too much on the b(t)onk was his problem?

    Seymour Hersh’s book “The Dark Side Of Camelot” narrates the story about how Kennedy, and one of his henchmen, the name of who escapes me, had been cavorting in the White House swimming pool, with two Parliamentary staffers, nicknamed “Fiddle” and “Faddle” when Kennedy slipped, and injured his back. His physician had a back brace fitted, which restricted Kennedy’s mobility to the point, where he was a bit slow ducking for cover in Dallas…

  61. Macbeth

    Pipes and drums of 5/6 RVR (Gordon tartan) were among the massed bands at the 2018 Tattoo. Hard to see.

  62. Myrddin Seren

    The Ayatollah came straight out of exhile ( sic ) in France.

    Is there any part of the Middle East that the French were involved with that they haven’t f**ked up ?

  63. Armadillo

    Rae, stop being a “know it all” smug fuckwit. It’s why no one likes you.

    Arky, on the other hand, was partially likeable. But only if you ignored his stupid videos, and his obsession with everything being “shit”.

  64. mh

    Rae
    #2896724, posted on January 1, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Speaking boong vernacular will get you nowhere. Grow up sonny.

    A lovely contribution to begin 2019.

  65. Myrddin Seren

    Millenial newsreader on ABC tonight made reference to former Qld Premier “Sir John Bjelke-Petersen”

    Auto-cue.

    Writer – clueless.

    Director – forced to be in the studio while all the ABC Royalty are on WEBs. CBF.

    News’reader’ – Three years at one of Australia’s top j’ism schools – to demonstrate a knowledge of nothing.

    Paid for by workers.

  66. egg_

    where he was a bit slow ducking for cover in Dallas…

    In an open car without side rails for Secret Servicemen.

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is there any part of the Middle East that the French were involved with that they haven’t f**ked up ?

    I’m reading Max Hasting’s book on the Viet Nam war, and wondering if there wasn’t any part of their colonial empire that the French didn’t fuck up.

  68. Armadillo

    Is there any part of the Middle East that the French were involved with that they haven’t f**ked up ?

    They did a good job on the Rainbow Warrior? Indo-China wasn’t a bad effort? Nor was the invasion of Russia.

    I’m sensing a pattern here.

  69. egg_

    Writer – clueless.

    Director – forced to be in the studio while all the ABC Royalty are on WEBs. CBF.

    News’reader’ – Three years at one of Australia’s top j’ism schools – to demonstrate a knowledge of nothing.

    The prerequisite 3 slices of Swiss cheese for a clusterfvck.

  70. Myrddin Seren

    Arky, on the other hand, was partially likeable. But only if you ignored his stupid videos, and his obsession with everything being “shit”.

    At this moment, there is a sweating, angry, determined Kiwi machinist, maths teacher and combat infantryman furiously driving an antique automobile at maximum speed of 30 kph up the New Englan Highway towards a date with destiny in Armadillodale.

  71. DrBeauGan

    Black Ball, don’t waste your time on Rae, who is widely believed to be a sock puppet of a ghastly creature known to be a poisonous arsehole, one grigory m. Either way, Rae has a horrible mind. P has been kind to Rae, causing some to doubt her reality. Just scroll on by and don’t risk picking up something foul by social contact.

  72. egg_

    Arky, on the other hand, was partially likeable. But only if you ignored his stupid videos, and his obsession with everything being “shit”.

    Grigs might be busy working on some long pork skin seat covers for the Model A?

  73. Armadillo

    The French also gave the yanks the “Statue of Liberty”.

    The Trojan Horse has nothing on that fucker.

  74. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Black Ball, don’t waste your time on Rae, who is widely believed to be a sock puppet of a ghastly creature known to be a poisonous arsehole, one grigory m.

    Allow me to correct you, Dr BG. “Rae, who is one of many sock puppets of a ghastly creature..” Well said, otherwise.

  75. John Constantine

    The war on glyphosate.

    “This latest lawsuit follows similar recent cases filed against General Mills and Bob’s Red Mill over glyphosate contamination of their products. Glyphosate is a ‘known carcinogen’ according to the State of California.

    General Mills is facing a potentially damaging class action lawsuit after a florida woman accused it of engaging in deceptive business practices, by not alerting the public that their Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereals contain the weed killer.

    According to the Quaker Oats complaint, the defendants sell, manufacturer and market several products under the Quaker Oats brand and make “several detailed representations about the health attributes of the products on the front of the product packages.”

    The suit references recent testing by the Environmental Working Group which revealed that the defendants’ products contain glyphosate..

    The plaintiff holds PepsiCo Inc. and The Quaker Oats Co. Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly made false product health representations and material omissions regarding the products’ labeling.”

    https://sustainablepulse.com/2018/11/09/california-consumer-sues-quaker-oats-over-glyphosate-contamination/#.XCsEzGnRXIU

    As an oat grower, this year was the first without oats as a big part of the rotation for a long time.

    The grower declarations that you are required to sign before delivering oat grain for human consumption indicate you are liable to lose everything if one thing goes wrong, unlimited liability just to sell a few truckloads of grain.

    No longer attractive.

    People will just sign and sell, until the first lawsuits.

  76. egg_

    “Rae, who is one of many sock puppets of a ghastly creature..”

    Grigs likely has a bigger sock drawer than Imelda Marcos.

  77. Rae

    Speaking boong vernacular will get you nowhere. Grow up sonny.

    A lovely contribution to begin 2019.

    I thought it went well with:

    Being Aboriginal myself you shut the fuck up.

    Try to stay out of my conversations, Hun. You are way out of your depth.

  78. John Constantine

    Selling human consumption oats is like being in a Lloyds of London insurance syndicate for piper alpha, but not having mates on the inside.

  79. Armadillo

    “Hun”. LOL. How beta male is that?

    Next thing Rae is going to start calling posters “sweetie”.

  80. Rae

    I see you didn’t like my reference to the Year of the Pig.

  81. Myrddin Seren

    Opération Harmattan

    Opération Harmattan is the codename for the French participation in the 2011 military intervention in Libya

    The no-fly zone was proposed during the Libyan Civil War to prevent government forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi from carrying out air attacks on anti-Gaddafi forces.

    Several countries prepared to take immediate military action at a conference in Paris on 19 March 2011.

    French Dassault Rafale planes began reconnaissance missions on 19 March and were the first among the coalition to attack Libyan forces, destroying four tanks.

    The French Navy anti-air destroyer Forbin and anti-air frigate Jean Bart were already off Libya when the operation commenced.

    Surprise !!

    One hypothesis is that the French were seizing the opportunity to dish up revenge on Gaddafi for the destruction of UTA 772. ( Hillary of course was after the oil concessions ).

    In any event, Libya is a massive flustercluck and festering sore of jihad, terror, people-and-weapons smuggling and slavery.

    Well done ( /sarc ).

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Next thing Rae is going to start calling posters “sweetie”.

    Didn’t Grigory call male posters “Sweetie?”

  83. egg_

    The suit references recent testing by the Environmental Working Group which revealed that the defendants’ products contain glyphosate..

    The tests detected glyphosate in all 28 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats. All but two of the 28 samples had levels of glyphosate above EWG’s health benchmark of 160 parts per billion, or ppb.”

    Homeopathic dilution?
    Surely they can’t be serious?

  84. Black Ball

    Dr and Zulu, an attention whore. Scroll scroll

  85. Black Ball

    The Godfather just on. A masterpiece.

  86. Rae

    an attention whore

    It seems you are, Black Boy. Try to contain your native impulses and you might not get your black arse kicked again.

  87. egg_

    an attention whore

    Confirmed.

  88. Armadillo

    Nah. Let’s hear Rae out. Everyone is “out of their depth”.

    Words of wisdom, Rae. Go for it. You have our full attention.

  89. Armadillo

    What is it you want to say, you spiteful dickhead.

  90. Selling human consumption oats is like being in a Lloyds of London insurance syndicate for piper alpha, but not having mates on the inside.

    How does the trace-back of liability work in practice?
    That is, when some frightbat in the Blue Mountains declares that she got cancer because the Uncle Toby’s she ate “must have” had roundup used on the field that grew the oats – how do they know it was oats from your north paddock that was the culprit?

  91. John Constantine

    The coming thing is for growers to be expected to sign up to limitless, open ended total liability for parts per billion test results.

    Rewilding here we come.

  92. DrBeauGan

    What this site needs is a little button next to a commenters name so if enough people click on it, the commenter gets dropped back to his natural environment. In Rae’s case, a sewer.

  93. “The tests detected glyphosate in all 28 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats. All but two of the 28 samples had levels of glyphosate above EWG’s health benchmark of 160 parts per billion, or ppb.”

    Has anyone tested everything else the witch ate & drank?
    Heck, there was probably more contamination in the cotton in her socks than in her Quacker Oats.

  94. The coming thing is for growers to be expected to sign up to limitless, open ended total liability for parts per billion test results.

    This will not change until the sides of millenial’s empty tummies reach the required distance apart – then it will be “farq the rules, we want some tucker!”
    But not until then, I’d give it 20 – 30 years to reach that point.

  95. Armadillo

    when some frightbat in the Blue Mountains declares that she got cancer

    Wait it out.

  96. Zyconoclast

    The cabinet also decided against adopting a formal population policy on Mr Ruddock’s advice, but began the transition from a family-based immigration system to a skills-based system that would help propel Australia through 27 years of economic growth.

    The cabinet heard that the most reasonable conclusion that can be drawn from past analysis is that overall economic impact of immigration is at best considered positive, albeit close to neutral, as migrants drive up tax receipts and the supply of workers and skills.

    A common community view has been that immigration drives down wages, increased labour supply might exert downward pressure on wages – at least in the short term. In the longer run however, there will be offsetting effects as aggregate demand and output expand,” a cabinet submission in July 1997 stated.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/the-howard-cabinet-papers-australia-s-20-year-tussle-with-immigration-20181227-p50ohs.html

  97. Whalehunt Fun

    Skilled migrants? Skilled as in making bombs, sharpening beheading knives, taking hostages? The usual islamic skills?

  98. Armadillo

    If the frightbat is correct, she’ll be dead. Sue her estate. She can’t prove nufink. Plant more oats.

  99. mh

    Try to stay out of my conversations, Hun. You are way out of your depth.

    Boong, Black Boy, native impulses, black arse kicked again.

    Deep man.

  100. Black Ball

    I comment here not because I am black. I don’t like government intrusion, displeased with all manner of fuck ups. Then Rae appears. A loathsome toad, wishes to keep the black man under his boot. Not going to cop it, you are a clown. Happy to cop criticism because of my stance on issues Rae, which we obviously disagree on. But to keep me down black boy? Turn it up.

  101. Oh come on

    Elizabeth Warren has zero shot. She will be destroyed during the Dem primary. Her embarrassingly lame livestream (where she took just about all of her cues from Ocasio-Cortez’s recent livestreams) makes her look like a silly old fool trying to get with the kidz. People can’t abide a faker. It is clear that her political instincts are appalling. Her decision to release her DNA test results will go down as one of the most remarkable own-goals in recent US political history. It’s down there with Dukakis in the tank. And now she’s blatantly ripping off Ocasio-Cortez. The fact is *she didn’t need to do any of that shit*. The likes of Kamala Harris won’t make these kinds of missteps, and they will hammer Warren relentlessly over her lack of authenticity. And rightly so. She is clearly pretending to be something she isn’t.

  102. Oh come on

    Black Ball = Black Steam Train?

  103. Armadillo

    Deep man.

    Rae has nothing to say. What a pitiful little prick.

  104. Armadillo

    Maybe a lawn bowler? There’s thousands of us grumpy bastards about. Possibly hundreds of thousands.

  105. Oh come on

    Seriously, people. You are falling for it again. Grigory M, rae, whatever – is an attention whore. That is precisely correct. Anyone with a functional life will find it incredible that someone could exist primarily to attract attention on a blog, but Grigory M/rae etc is incontrovertible evidence that such a person exists. If it can get attention by feigning cancer, that is what it will do. If it can get attention by being an open racist, that is what it will do. These are things it has done. Why keep giving it your time?

    Attention whores gotta attention whore. Why are you paying for its services?

  106. Black Ball

    Maybe a lawn bowler? There’s thousands of us grumpy bastards about. Possibly hundreds of thousands.

    Yes there are sir. Bowlers are gracious, kind hearted and loving. Being a skip against Altona will do that. Actually nah fuck it. Domination complete.

  107. mh

    Caps lock on this one.

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA! 2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE, GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING FOR OUR COUNTRY!

  108. Rae

    I comment here not because I am black.

    Yes, sure. What’s this then?

    Being Aboriginal myself you shut the fuck up.

    You played the race card and didn’t like it when I returned serve.

    Not going to cop it

    Yeah, you are. If you try to bounce me sonny, you’ll cop what you deserve.

    Keep it civil and I’ll do the same.

    [If you pay attention you’ll find there are quite a few here who don’t suffer the indigines too well, and none of them is me. That’s right isn’t it Zulu?]

  109. Armadillo

    People can’t abide a faker.

    Apparently they can. Otherwise they wouldn’t be so successful.

    Actors and politicians? The incentive to lie is strong.

    Trust is important in business. And in a trench.

  110. Armadillo

    Domination complete.

    That’s the spirit.

  111. Armadillo

    If you try to bounce me sonny, you’ll cop what you deserve.

    Great argument, Rae. Now, tell us something you are passionate about. Other than being a dickhead.

  112. Black Ball

    Rae Jepsen keeps talking into the wind. Raecist wants to keep his jackboot on the throat. Well done.

  113. Oh come on

    Apparently they can. Otherwise they wouldn’t be so successful.

    Warren is not a successful faker. Great actors are successful fakers by necessity. Some politicians are able to successfully fake authenticity as part of their electoral strategy. Others rely on other attributes to succeed. Warren has clearly indicated that she is going to fake popular authenticity as a means to get ahead, and she has also demonstrated that she is a *terrible* faker.

    It’s not going to work. She will get destroyed in the primaries.

    It’s a good thing she’s running, though. If she weren’t, the Dem primaries would be more civil. The less civil the Dem primaries are, the better.

  114. Armadillo

    Painting faces on voodoo dolls?

  115. Oh come on

    Ignore Rae. When you don’t, you are giving it what it wants. I’m not sure why you would want to do that.

  116. mh

    Police are treating a stabbing in Manchester as a terror attack, after arresting a 25-year-old man and raiding a house in the north of the city.

    On New Year’s Eve, three people, including a police officer, were stabbed by a man who was heard shouting “Allah” at Victoria station.

    (UK Tele)

    Nothing good seems to happen after someone shouts “Allah”.

  117. Armadillo

    The less civil the Dem primaries are, the better.

    Ivanka should run. There were multiple Liberals who ran against Trump for the Republican nomination. Fairs fair.

  118. Armadillo

    Ivanka Vs Donald would be epic.

  119. Armadillo

    Nay say Rae. Nothing to say.

  120. Armadillo

    I don’t think Rae has ever offered an opinion here, other than to snipe about other people’s comments.

  121. mh

    Ivanka Vs Donald would be epic.

    Ivanka’s husband Jared has had incredible policy success in the first 2 years of his father in law’s
    Presidency. The justice reform bill got overwhelming approval from GOP and Dems. The trade deal that replaced NAFTA was a lot of his work too.

  122. Armadillo

    Ivanka could be the new Tony Windsor. Or long winded Rob Oakshott.

  123. Steve trickler

    Ballet is a proverbial blood sport. It can be brutal.



  124. Armadillo

    Sinc, please ban Rae. He’s an arsehat.

    [Smoted – SINC].

  125. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Hey, Arma, perhaps that’s a new record to go for.

  126. mh

    Armadillo
    #2896804, posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:48 am
    Sinc, please ban Rae. He’s an arsehat.

    [Smoted – SINC].

    Damn, did I miss one of the troll’s posts?

  127. Oh come on

    Excellent. Well-played.

  128. C.L.

    Gordo says it best.
    ——–
    Via Ace.

  129. Armadillo

    I just watched Tricklers video. I don’t get it. Some Sheliahs running about the place flopping their arms about. Miss A used to do this crap.

    Here’s the routine. Pick up, drop off and the mandatory “end of year” concert. Lo and behold if you go to the pub for a couple of beers in between and your 5 minutes late. Trust me on this. It’s like hell.

    Then you have to talk to all the proud “mothers and grandmothers”. Smile when they smile. Nod when they nod. Clap when they clap. Watch your back.

  130. Oh come on

    I watched the vinegar strokes of the ABC’s NYE show and the subsequent fireworks. What I found strange was the soundtrack. Recognised very, very few of the tunes. There were one or two old faves, but most of them were clearly 2018’s Aussie ‘hits’. I’m not a big fan of commercial radio, but I don’t walk around with my ears closed. It’s not hard to get exposure to recently released popular songs. Additionally, in my line of work, I have a fair bit of contact with the yoof – thus I know what they are into. It’s frequently shit, but I still know.

    I knew very few of the tunes from the ABC 2018-2019 NYE fireworks soundtrack. It reminded me of the 2000 Olympics, when a bunch of official Olympics songs that nobody recognised were released, and sounded as though they’d been written and performed by a computer.

  131. Armadillo

    Let’s not forget the disgusted look on fathers and grandfathers faces when you are copping a grilling.

    “At least he’s half pissed. I wish I were him”.

    Top Tip: Buy a flask.

  132. Oh come on

    Via Drudge:

    Global Revolt Against Climate Change Policies

    The Australian part:

    Roughly ten thousand miles away in Australia another revolt was brewing. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saw his power base crumble within days of failing to pass a bill aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

    Turnbull’s so-called National Energy Guarantee to reduce energy sector emissions was opposed by a group of conservative members of Parliament led by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    Turnbull tried to delay the vote on his climate bill in response to the opposition but was too late. Turnbull stepped down in late August and has since been replaced by Scott Morrison.

    This is a mis-read. Sure, Trumble’s ERG sucked. But it was a sop to the Lib conservatives – Trumble would have pushed something far more radical through if he could have. Let’s not forget that, in the dying days of the Trumble government, Trumble abandoned all CO2 mitigation policies in an effort to remain PM.

    Trumble fell because he was a rubbish PM. His government’s warmening policies played some part in that, but these weren’t the decisive factor and cannot be considered as part of some popular “global revolt” against such policies. If Trumble were a more effective politician, he could have got his Climate Change agenda implemented. It likely still will be by someone who is better at Trumble’s job than he proved to be. There isn’t a broad opposition to these kinds of measures across the electorate.

  133. Rockdoctor

    Just back from a week in south east Asia. Spent some time in the Territory today, wow sad to say that I am treated more as an adult in Asia than the nanny state here. Pretty sad…

  134. Armadillo

    Question for the Sheliahs.

    Why do you put your daughters through that shit? And your husbands? And fathers?

    Let’s be clear here. There is no such thing as “Prince Charming”. Kissing frogs is likely to give your child a disease, or at the very least, some sort of weird skin irritation.

    Repeat after me. There is no such thing as Cinderella.

    If you want to live “happily ever after”, and you love your husband, spare him from “dance duty”.

  135. Armadillo

    wow sad to say that I am treated more as an adult in Asia than the nanny state here.

    Did they “glove” you at customs?

  136. None

    Oh come on

    #2896813, posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Nothing to be optimistic about. Watch the whole climate change bandwagon morph into something else. I mean how did it go in Australia again? We started with AGW and went to climate change yada yada and by the time Gillard introduced the bills it was clean energy – that one came right out of the blue – and not a single mention of climate change anywhere in the legislation. Since then there’s been this whole carry on about renewables like we have to transition to renewables and even fuckwits like the SA Premier are carrying on about how his investment in renewables will bring electricity prices down – my god where did they find this clown ponce? This whole green ponzi scheme keeps morphing and it’s time to start calling out that whole falsehood and asking:says who?

  137. None

    Question for the Sheliahs.

    Why do you put your daughters through that shit? And your husbands? And fathers?

    What are you on about Arma?

  138. Oh come on

    I wasn’t trying to sound optimistic, None. My point was that Trumble’s demise was not a consequence of a global popular rejection of Climate Change policies.

  139. Armadillo

    Glove is a really strange word when you think about it. I now have images of some gay dude writing the dictionary. The latter word might be a typo. The Greeks were weirdos.

  140. Armadillo

    What are you on about Arma?

    Dance classes. Every Sheliah wants their kid to be a ballerina.

  141. Armadillo

    None, you seem tense.

  142. Armadillo

    Sooner rather than later.

  143. Armadillo

    I have a record to protect.

  144. Cpt Seahawks

    I now know the racial identification (not nec. skin colour) being owned by one single person on this blog.

    Thorough detective work.

  145. Cpt Seahawks

    That’s when they were known as “glay”.

  146. Top Ender

    Cloive Palmer has a full page ad in today’s print edition of the Oz.

    Big yellow panel with lots of words and Cloive on top of it all.

    Something about some sort of fund for farmers and Cloive’s party.

  147. Top Ender

    Moore of the same? Why does she keep getting elected?

    SBS News, December 31, 2018:

    Sydney’s Lord Mayor has taken a shot at the state government for charging people to watch the … New Year’s Eve fireworks from some harbourside locations (such as the Royal Botanic Gardens) … “I frankly think it’s outrageous,” (she said).

    Annabel Hennessy, The Daily Telegraph, December 31, 2018:

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore (budgeted to spend up to $14,400 on tickets for herself and 18 guests including her husband) to a New Year’s Eve private party (at the Royal Botanic Gardens). … (She) said she needed to be able to describe the fireworks to the media the next day.

    Courtesy Cut n Paste in the oz

  148. Black Ball

    Must be the dog collars.

  149. Tom

    With Theresa May’s prime ministership paralysed over Brexit, the entire British media establishment is pretending the 2016 referendum never happened and is desperate for the UK to stay in the EU. This from Peter Schrank in the Graniaud is the closest Fleet Street comes to neutrality.

  150. bespoke

    Armadillo
    #2896804, posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:48 am
    Sinc, please ban Rae. He’s an arsehat.
    [Smoted – SINC].

    True?

  151. bespoke

    Myrddin Seren
    #2896740, posted on January 1, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    At this moment, there is a sweating, angry, determined Kiwi machinist, maths teacher and combat infantryman furiously driving an antique automobile at maximum speed of 30 kph up the New Englan Highway towards a date with destiny in Armadillodale.

    That would be an epic video Arky.

  152. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tina’s is the best, especially the bit in the bottom left hand corner!

  153. Mark A

    bespoke
    #2896841, posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Myrddin Seren
    #2896740, posted on January 1, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    At this moment, there is a sweating, angry, determined Kiwi machinist, maths teacher and combat infantryman furiously driving an antique automobile at maximum speed of 30 kph up the New Englan Highway towards a date with destiny in Armadillodale.

    The Model A Top speed was around 65 mph (105 km/h).

  154. Entropy

    Yes but it wouldn’t be run in yet.

  155. miltonf

    With Theresa May’s prime ministership paralysed over Brexit, the entire British media establishment is pretending the 2016 referendum never happened and is desperate for the UK to stay in the EU

    I think the credibility of the Royals is greatly diminished from the Brexit episode (except maybe the Queen’s). I get the vibe that they are EU lovers which is odd when you think about it because the abolishion of the British nation state mean the end of their priviledges.

  156. miltonf

    Fauxcahontas to Liarwatha ha ha

  157. Dianeh

    Every Sheliah wants their kid to be a ballerina.

    Bullshit.

  158. egg_

    at maximum speed of 30 kph up the New Englan Highway towards a date with destiny in Armadillodale.

    For the Moonbis, Oz steepest grade, very likely.

  159. Armadillo

    Bullshit

    OK. I might have exaggerated. Just a little.

  160. calli

    Every Sheliah wants their kid to be a ballerina.

    I wanted mine to be able to walk and sit straight without thinking about it, rather than shambling about like me. It helped with coordination for sport too. And neither ever suffered stage fright and can both can do the public speaking thing without fear. I can still pick young women who have done ballet by the way they hold their heads and shoulders.

    And I learned a new skill – tutu stitching. 🙂

  161. calli

    Another example of idiocy at Fauxfacts.

    Sinister and tragic. (Some funny comments though)

    H/t Blair

  162. Fleeced

    Argh… I visit Cat last night for the first time in ages and then, also for the first time in a while, my Internet went down. If I were a conspiracy type, I’d think there was some plot to stop me participating.

    All interesting things, Fleeced, and I look forward to reading your opinions. It’s a real nice feeling to see your avatar back.

    Thanks, candy. You’re welcome makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside 🙂

  163. P

    I came across a very interesting article this morning at the conservativetreehouse possibly known to many here: Ten Conservative Principles by Russell Kirk.

    For those unfamiliar with the article I recommend –
    https://kirkcenter.org/conservatism/ten-conservative-principles/

  164. OldOzzie

    Thanks Tom

    Both Garrisons win today

    1. Ben

    and

    2. Tina

  165. OldOzzie

    Cricket: Matthew Wade and Joe Burns ’not the blokes selectors want’

    Peter Lalor
    Senior Sports Writer

    Justin Langer’s claim that selectors are struggling because the batsmen knocking on the door of the Test team are averaging in the 30s has irritated a lot of people in state cricket as well as sparking one conspiracy theory.

    Marnus Labuschagne was added to the Australian squad at the end of the MCG Test without any official explanation from ­selectors.

    They like the cut of his jib apparently and had made that clear when he leapfrogged Matthew Renshaw to debut in Dubai.

    The line from Langer that has caused angst this week was when he said “most of our batters who are knocking on the door are averaging in the 30s”.

    Really?

    That makes you wonder about the likes of Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Jake Lehmann, Kurtis Patterson and Dan Hughes.

  166. A comment at Blair’s blog.

    James
    41 minutes ago
    What a ludicrous article. We pay subsidies to alter behaviour in a manner that is socially
    advantageous. We want farmers to use diesel instead of petrol so we subsidise it. We want lots of young families so we subsidise them. We need an educated public so we subsidise education. We need a planet to live on so we subsidise solar power.
    I have a feeling (heavens knows where it comes from) that this newspaper may not really like solar power for some reason?

  167. Woolfe

    Went to dog beach yesterday, the display of stupid ugly tats was world class. Guy with Tacos in weird writing on his gut, presume he likes Tacos?

  168. OldOzzie

    No value in sham diversity that stifles honest debate

    Cultural diversity as a value is no help to the campaign against female genital mutilation, just as it would have been a hindrance to stopping the old Indian practice of suttee, whereby a widow would sacrifice herself on her husband’s pyre. Diversity can be code for narrow political opinion — non-progressive ideas are unwelcome — or it may mean nothing, like a mission statement. Equality as a value does not help us balance the right to non-discrimination on the basis of sexuality with freedom of religious conscience.

    As Dr Donnelly points out, the study of virtue in pursuit of a good life goes back to Plato and Aristotle. Familiar virtues such as moderation and courage predate Christianity, although that religion had a big influence on the notion of individual human rights that characterises the Western tradition. It makes sense to approach voguish values with scepticism and it would be odd if we had nothing to learn from 2500 years of experience, thought and reflection. As a multicultural, pluralistic society, Australia has good reason to cultivate civic and political virtues.

    Mr Schmude acknowledges that issues such as climate change and asylum-seekers contain a moral element but they must be resolved in the political domain, where moralising and character assassination make it difficult to negotiate a compromise outcome that most people can live with. Like today’s in-favour values, moralising tends to pose as politically neutral while in practice delegitimising positions at odds with progressive orthodoxy. After all, how could any intelligent person of good faith fail to accept the moral rectitude of a refugee policy that comes badged as “compassionate”? And surely Treasury’s coffers and the legislative muscle of the nation-state are there to be enlisted in the unremitting campaign for “fairness” and “equality”. Moralising activists do not like civil society with its unequal achievement, off-colour jokes and surprising friendships.

    Identity politics increasingly decides what you can get away with, and what will earn you career damnation and expulsion from the social media paradise. In a sense, politics has always been about identity. The trouble arises when society in all its diversion and disorder is recast as a grim and endless conflict between designated victim and oppressor groups. Four legs good, two legs bad; white male oppressor, coloured female victim.

    This presumed tribal loyalty allows group guilt and sin to be attributed to individuals, whatever their own conduct, opinion or circumstances may be. The charge of “white privilege” can be used to make redundant any engagement with a competing point of view. Last year, foreign editor Greg Sheridan spoke about his sons when disagreeing with fellow panel guests on ABC television’s The Drum about racial profiling and counter-terrorism. One panellist seized on the boys’ presumed race as reason to invalidate Sheridan’s argument — except that he had assumed, wrongly, that like their adoptive father, Sheridan’s boys were white. In the same vein, a Swedish writer is not supposed to try to bring to life characters from the time of the Mexican revolution — it’s worse still if he does so while wearing a multi-coloured sombrero.

    But of course the act of imaginative empathy is a virtue to be encouraged. It’s implicit that an attempt may fail, just as those in public life sometimes unthinkingly will say something hurtful. Yet in today’s ugly mood, even a sincere apology can fail to rescue a reputation or career if progressive piety has been offended. All this makes it harder to have the honest discussions that are necessary to do justice to complex and contentious topics, and to try to talk around those tempted by bad ideas or bigotry. Instead, an ever-wider chasm opens between public groupthink and private doubt, dissent and resentment. That way lies an extremist reaction.

  169. Rae

    ballet

    “can” “can”. Lol.

  170. OldOzzie

    Chinese Admiral Wants To “Sink Two US Aircraft Carriers” Over South China Sea

    Mere days after Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to “resolutely” defend China’s security interest – a veiled reference to maintaining its domination of the South China Sea – News.au has published details from a speech delivered two weeks ago by one of China’s leading military commanders where he outlined a strategy to rebuff the US Navy should it take an even more interventionist posture within the nine-dash line.

    Rear Admiral Lou Yuan told an audience in Shenzhen that the simmering dispute over the East and South China Seas could be decisively ended by sinking two US aircraft carriers.

  171. Mark A

    OldOzzie
    #2896867, posted on January 2, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Rear Admiral Lou Yuan told an audience in Shenzhen that the simmering dispute over the East and South China Seas could be decisively ended by sinking two US aircraft carriers.

    I think he is right for the wrong reasons.
    Sinking two US aircraft carriers would be most likely followed by the sinking of the Chinese navy, followed by the re-flooding of the newly created military platforms in the SCh seas.

  172. Bruce of Newcastle

    We pay subsidies to alter behaviour in a manner that is socially advantageous.

    Because the proles don’t know what’s good for them, comrade.

  173. jo

    Youre out of your depth,says rae. While drowning in a toddlers playpool.

  174. I think James might not have a strong grasp on mechanics or the exemption from the road users fuel excise for off road use.

    We want farmers to use diesel instead of petrol so we subsidise it.

    James would pay very little in fuel tax. Farmers pay lots, even with excise exemption.

  175. C.L.

    As the ADF works furiously to take back Ben Roberts-Smith’s Victoria Cross, it’s now giving out medals to women who were required to leave the service when they got married in the evil olden days:

    Women forced to quit the military are tracking down their Australian Defence Medals.

    At the time, the men who were in the Royal Australian Navy trained and worked in separate quarters.

    “We weren’t allowed on ships in those days,” she said…

    Two years after her enlistment, she was discharged — forced to leave not for misconduct or medical reasons, but because she had gotten engaged.

    “These days, they wouldn’t get away with discharging you,” she said…

    Though the service of many women was cut short, many are discovering their time in the military now garners official recognition in the form of a medal…

    Mrs Forsythe said obtaining a medal for service made her feel more entitled to march on Anzac Day…

    “And people are cheering you and this just feels so good, and yet I never served any wars.”

  176. faceache

    Hey, what do people think of rolls tobacco now being $1,600 per kilo. Yep. That’s one thousand six hundred dollars per kilo.

  177. OldOzzie

    Aussies top target of Philippines-based investment scams

    Australians have become the “No 1 target” of investment scams run by a web of foreign nationals operating from The Philippines, a private investigator has warned.

    IFW Global executive chairman Ken Gamble, who has exposed a series of “boiler room” schemes in Australia and abroad, said The Philippines was the new “scam capital of the world”. He is seeking a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte to hand over dossiers on more than 150 Americans, Canadians, Britons and Australians using the country as a base for fraudulent share investment schemes that begin with cold calls.

    Fraud figures cited by Australian authorities underestimated the scale of the problem because of a reluctance of victims to report ­financial crimes, he said.

    “Thousands of Australians are being called and a lot of them are converted into clients,” Mr Gamble said. “There would be hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars of unreported fraud.”

    Mr Gamble is investigating Manila scams on behalf of defrauded Australians who in some instances have lost their life savings. The scams typically involve companies purporting to be reputable financial advisory firms with exclusive access to discounted wholesale shares. The firms are legitimate, but the shares are not.

    “(In one case) they were targeting just Aussies and they completely Australianised the scam, which is the first time I’ve ever seen this,” he said.

    “Your average, honest everyday Aussie is falling for it. They’re getting these high-pressure cold calls that say, ‘You can invest your money. This is much better interest than the banks’.

    “They’re just selling the dream, basically. They’re slowly sucking dry all these families that are ­retired, have got their super.”

    Australians reported losing $340 million to scams in 2017, a 13 per cent increase on the ­previous year, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s latest Targeting Scams report says. More than 200,000 scams were reported to the ACCC and other government agencies that year.

    Mr Gamble previously pursued Gold Coast conman Peter Foster over a multi-million-dollar sports betting scam. His firm has an ­office in Manila and he was involved in police raids last year on three separate boiler-room operations run by foreign nationals.

    “They’re all interconnected, they’re all assisting each other with leads,” he said. “It’s a big family. They all know each other, they socialise together, they drink together. They all help each other, they all warn each other.”

    Philippines scammers had “come to the realisation that Aussie cops are never going to go after them”, Mr Gamble said.

    “Australia is the No 1 target country. They’ve got call centres ringing people all over Australia on a daily basis.”

    Investors are passed through a chain of more senior members of the syndicate. “After they’ve lost everything, the recovery room scammers start. They’ll call up and say the company has been shut down, there’s been a tax audit or in some cases they purport to be investigating the fraud.

    “They say, ‘We’ve got a class action against this firm, your name is on it and you’ve got to pay so much money to join’.”

  178. Leigh Lowe

    We want farmers to use diesel instead of petrol so we subsidise it.

    James would pay very little in fuel tax. Farmers pay lots, even with excise exemption.

    On Planet James, a reduction in a tax is a subsidy.
    Forgetting that the tax purportedly finances public roads and the exemption applies to off road users.

  179. OldOzzie

    Commander-in-Chief? It’s the President, Stupid

    In case you were wondering whether we are still a constitutional republic or not, the last two weeks have answered that question with a resounding and worrisome NO!

    It turns out that the president of the United States — the constitutionally authorized commander-in-chief — is beholden to his generals and secretary of defense. At least, that’s what we are led to believe by the smug letter of resignation tendered by Gen. Jim Mattis and the reaction to it among fawning Democrats and “Never Trump” Republicans, all of whom seemed ready to go to war for Secretary of Defense Mattis — as long as it was a war against Trump.

    Somehow, the advice of generals has now become mandatory rather than suggestive. If Mattis says we should keep troops in Syria, then that settles it! Thank God no one told President Lincoln he was required to do whatever his idiot generals told him to do. Half of us would be living under Stars and Bars now instead of Stars and Stripes. If the liberal media have their way, we will be under the thumb of the global military-industrial complex for the rest of our lives. Syria forever! Afghanistan even longer!

    But let’s make no mistake. The Constitution grants authority to Congress to declare war, and to the president the authority to direct the armed forces. It grants no power of any kind to the secretary of defense, whether he is a decorated general like Mattis or a civilian like most of those who have held the office.

    Article II of the Constitution spells it out clearly: “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United States.”

  180. None

    Dance classes. Every Sheliah wants their kid to be a ballerina.

    Nope. Not in my family.

    BtW, ballet classes are seen as elitist down here which is why SHY sent her girl to ballet classes.

  181. Leigh Lowe

    I can still pick young women who have done ballet by the way they hold their heads and shoulders.

    The splay foot “walk like a duck” is a dead giveaway too.

  182. John Constantine

    Once was rural trade journal the Weekly Times gleefully reports a survey finding its readership is becoming more progressive and less religious.

    Nothing to do with collapsing subscriber figures as Stalinist wymynsys vegynsys take over and use it for godless commo revolutionaries hellhole socialism?.

    Comrades?.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    From Tim Blair, quoting the report into the cancelled “pussy hat” march …

    The Humboldt County organizers had planned to host the rally in Eureka, California on Jan. 19th to honor the third anniversary of the original Women’s March in Washington, D.C., in 2017 after President Trump was inaugurated.

    Third anniversary?
    Can’t think, can’t count.
    I wonder if the stated reason (the march would be “too white”) is really a cover for “not enough interest”.

  184. mh

    Kanye West Kicks Off 2019 By Reasserting Support of Donald Trump

    Hip-hop superstar and fashion mogul Kanye West began the new year by defending his decision to back President Donald Trump.

    “Trump all day,” West wrote on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, followed by a series of dragon emojis. “Just so in 2019 you know where I stand.”….

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/01/01/kanye-west-kicks-off-2019-by-reasserting-support-of-donald-trump/

  185. areff

    Better that a boy take up ballet than soccer.

  186. stackja

    Mark A
    #2896868, posted on January 2, 2019 at 8:32 am
    OldOzzie
    #2896867, posted on January 2, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Rear Admiral Lou Yuan told an audience in Shenzhen that the simmering dispute over the East and South China Seas could be decisively ended by sinking two US aircraft carriers.

    I think he is right for the wrong reasons.
    Sinking two US aircraft carriers would be most likely followed by the sinking of the Chinese navy, followed by the re-flooding of the newly created military platforms in the SCh seas.

    Taking on the USA in a full war, Germany in ruins, Japanese cities destroyed. Red Chinese people support Xi on this?

  187. Black Ball

    Better that a boy take up ballet than soccer.

    Could make a movie from it

  188. stackja

    Dusting, Ellestan Joyce (1927–2013)
    from Waratah (Girl Guides Australia: NSW & ACT)

    Ellestan Dusting OBE was a Brownie, Guide and Ranger in Canberra and attended Canberra High School. She was Guide Commissioner in Canberra and in 1970 was elected President of the Trefoil Guild in Canberra. Guiding was always a large part of Ellestan’s life.

    Ellestan came from a musical family and she excelled a pianist and singer. She had an interest in Indigenous art, owned many paintings and was an avid photographer, taking many slides from her many trips across the globe.

    In 1954 she was the youngest member of the official Commonwealth Royal visit staff of Queen Elizabeth’s visit and was known as the person who packed everything into a very small suitcase and a hat box – no doubt something she had learned as a Guide and Ranger.

    As a young adult, Ellestan served on the Commonwealth Public Service Board. She was the long serving press, private and personal secretary to Sir Paul Hasluck who she counted as a true friend. She is reported as being a “formidable watchdog” in her working life.

  189. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Women forced to quit the military are tracking down their Australian Defence Medals.

    She’s making a big deal because her father had to co sign her enlistment papers. Newsflash – it was nothing to do with your sex, it was because you were under twenty one. My father had to co – sign mine..

  190. stackja

    Fog causes huge Sydney Airport delays
    Angelo Risso, The Daily Telegraph
    January 2, 2019 5:16am
    Subscriber only

    Fog has caused major delays for outbound flights at Sydney Airport this morning.

    Low-lying fog is holding up departing flights and the airport terminal is packed.

  191. stackja

    Flightradar24
    ‏Verified account @flightradar24
    Strong jet stream across the Pacific to start the new year. BR18 departed 50 minutes late and is estimated to arrive 45 min early. https://www.flightradar24.com/EVA018/1f0b6b70

  192. Leigh Lowe

    Black Ball

    #2896887, posted on January 2, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Better that a boy take up ballet than soccer.

    Could make a movie from it

    Dad couldn’t be a retrenched coal-miner these days.
    In the 2019 version dad would have been laid off from his job making sustainable hand woven pussy-hats in the Yorkshire Dales due to a Trump tariff on foreign knitwear.

  193. calli

    The splay foot “walk like a duck” is a dead giveaway too.

    😃

    Only if you stay too long. Advice – when it gets to points, flee.

  194. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Had a lovely day yesterday being nostalgic and half, yes that’s right, HALF pissed.
    Now back to being an arsehole.

    Anyone telling us to take things less seriously with all this shit going on must be nuts!
    Bloody hell Stimpy!

    In gallops Rae cist to defend pochahonky and ends up abusing aboriginal people calling them boongs and declares there are people here who are as racist as he is.

    Ray, Lefties have had years of practice in not letting their true feelings slip out like that, practicing their racist hatreds and intolerance while speaking with forked tongue.
    Bad form, maybe you could add ze German acczent vile you are being a vile Zosialiste RRRRRRaecist.

    Just to keep things light for 2019.

  195. struth

    The only way Australia could have a successful ballet company is if they only allowed boys.
    The girls are too butch and way too heavy.
    Somebody would have to write a ballet about buffalo in a mud hole, not swans on a lake.

  196. Roger

    Rear Admiral Lou Yuan told an audience in Shenzhen that the simmering dispute over the East and South China Seas could be decisively ended by sinking two US aircraft carriers.

    Indeed, but not with the outcome he imagines.

  197. calli

    Interesting article, OldOzzie.

    If we were truly living in a constitutional republic, those words would have meaning. The president is empowered to ask “the opinion” of his Cabinet officers about how they should carry out their duties, but that is all that Cabinet members get — an opinion. They serve at the pleasure of the president, and in no regard should their opinion be elevated above his decision-making authority. This, by the way, should apply not just to the secretary of defense, but also to the attorney general. Were the United States intended to have an independent attorney general, not answerable to the president, then it would be an elected office and not an appointed one.

    Funny how the actual usurping of power takes place under the electorate’s noses while the press brays about debbildebbil Trump doing his job.

  198. stackja

    24m ago January 2, 2019
    Property price falls accelerated in Sydney in the last months of 2018, according to the latest real estate data
    Angelo Risso

    Corelogic analysis released this morning suggests the average home in Sydney is now 8.9 per cent cheaper than it was a year ago and dwelling values have dropped 11.1 per cent since peaking in July 2017.

    Property values in the harbour city were down 1.8 per cent last month and fell 3.9 per cent between October and December.

    How many mortgages on old value?

  199. struth

    If only the west would pull out of the UN, and the EU for that matter China would be fucked.
    It really is that simple.
    If we want true world peace by a re-establishment of the power of trade and capitalism unshackled, we must leave the UN immediately.

  200. stackja

    struth
    #2896903, posted on January 2, 2019 at 10:34 am
    If only the west would pull out of the UN, and the EU for that matter China would be fucked.
    It really is that simple.
    If we want true world peace by a re-establishment of the power of trade and capitalism unshackled, we must leave the UN immediately.

    Doc Evatt’s legacy.

  201. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nice work NASA!

    ‘We have a healthy spacecraft’: NASA succeeds in historic flyby of faraway world

    NASA rang in the New Year on Tuesday with a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever explored by humankind—a tiny, distant world called Ultima Thule—in the hopes of learning more about how planets took shape.

    A series of anxiously awaited “phone home” signals arrived after 10:30 am (1530 GMT), indicating that the spacecraft had made it, intact, through the risky, high-speed encounter.

    “We have a healthy spacecraft,” said mission operations manager Alice Bowman, as cheers erupted in the control rooms at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland.

    Another NASA spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, also set a new record on Monday by entering orbit around the asteroid Bennu, the smallest cosmic object—about 1,600 feet (500 meters) in diameter—ever circled by a spacecraft.

    NASA said the orbit some 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) away marks “a leap for humankind” because no spacecraft has ever “circled so close to such a small space object—one with barely enough gravity to keep a vehicle in a stable orbit.”

    The twin planetary feats coincided with the 50th anniversary of the first time humans ever explored another world, when US astronauts orbited the Moon aboard Apollo 8 in December, 1968.

    The New Horizons spacecraft is so far away that it will take something like a year for all the data from the brief flypast to be downloaded. Signal-to-noise issues must be immense.

    It’s good to see what NASA can accomplish when they aren’t being required to reach out to muslims or invent mythical climate data.

  202. Roger

    Speaking of the US Constitution:

    Their ABC has been having conniptions over Trump’s withdrawal from Syria and draw down in Afghanistan, yet neither war was authorised by Congress, as the Declare War Clause requires. But you wouldn’t know that from listening to the ABC.

    The Left are now the war mongers.

  203. stackja

    Miltonf
    #2896906, posted on January 2, 2019 at 10:44 am
    And John Burton

    Burton believed in ‘open diplomacy’ with Stalin.

  204. struth

    Doc Evatt’s legacy.

    Another unelected socialist.
    This is where our fight should really be fought.

    For 2019 I would hope that here at the cat we can see the futility of just holding our politicians to account, in the hope they will keep their unelected, arrogant deep state and bureaucratic filth in line.
    We would do far better to attack these arseholes in the background and bring them squealing in the light of public scrutiny.
    Every dammed educator who has the arrogant audacity to dare, to conceive for a second that they should in anyway shape or form, have any unelected influence on students regarding social or sexual type matters.
    Who the F..k do these people think they are?
    If you are lurking and have kids at school, get down there, demand that they get their paws off social engineering whether for good or bad and enforce upon them that it is not their role at all.
    The three “R”s.
    Unelected Marxists from schools to arseholes trying to sign away our sovereignty behind the scenes to the UN is where our fight must focus on in 2019.
    They are way outa the station, and need to be hit hard with a reality train.
    There needs to be consequences and they must be made to own it.

    Maybe questioning your local member on this subject to force him/her/they/them/it/ze, to take a side on the issue is a start.

    I would appreciate ideas on exposing these twats.

  205. Myrddin Seren

    Australians have become the “No 1 target” of investment scams run by a web of foreign nationals operating from The Philippines, a private investigator has warned.

    This seems to be supporting evidence that Australians are indeed the most ‘credulous’ ( to put ‘gullible’ nicely ) people in the developed world ( present company excepted ).

    Because the sharks are maximising their investment in time and auto-diallers here, seems to suggest this place is the Mother Lode of rubes.

    The Green Blob worked this out a while a go too.

    Just preface any ruinous, expensive and ultimately self-destructive NGO-push with ‘In order to Save the Planet….’, and Australians are forming orderly queues at the Soylent Green factory.

    Probably too dumb to survive…..

  206. struth

    The Left are now the war mongers.

    When weren’t they?

  207. struth

    Fake boobs are great

    I prefer human.

  208. stackja

    Breaking the codes page 174 USA denies information to Australia.

    219 Makin to Chifley
    Cablegram 835 WASHINGTON, 27 June 1947, 7.18 p.m.
    TOP SECRET AND PERSONAL

  209. Hay Stockard

    Is this some sort of a cruel joke? Sinclair Lord of Doom says he has smitten an obnoxious trolling arsehat and yet he appears again? I am desolated.

  210. Stimpson J. Cat

    ye
    @kanyewest
    Trump all day
    4:29 AM · Jan 2, 2019

    ye
    @kanyewest
    We will change the world. God is on my side. I am a Christian. I am a tax payer. I am myself. God is with us.
    4:35 AM · Jan 2, 2019

  211. Gab

    Good morning all.

    ‘Tis always a good morning when the Doomlord does go a-smotin’.

  212. Stimpson J. Cat

    Is this some sort of a cruel joke? Sinclair Lord of Doom says he has smitten an obnoxious trolling arsehat and yet he appears again? I am desolated.

    R U OK?

  213. Roger

    When weren’t they?

    In the ’80s, when they used to march down city streets demanding the unilateral disarmament of the West.

    In the ’60s & ’70s, when they used to march down city streets demanding withdrawal from Vietnam.

    In the ’50s, when they used to march down city streets condemning the escalation of nuclear weapons.

    In the ’40s, when unionised traitors sabotaged military equipment on the docks.

    And so on…

  214. struth

    You mean I replied to the smoted?

  215. calli

    That might be construed as War on the West, Roger.

  216. Hay Stockard

    I saw the New Year in with two bottles of Bombay Sapphire. And binge watching Band Of Brothers. As payback the boss seemed to run the Dysons most of the day. Now she is at work and I am left washing the sheets. A few hours before I can even think of going out. Sticking to draught beer for the next few days. That Bitter Lemon and the limes did not seem to agree with me.
    Vide the above I would like to wish the good people here a happy and healthy New Year.

  217. Roger

    And so on…

    Now they use the tax payer funded bully pulpit of the national broadcaster to condemn a US President for seeking to bring two unconstitutional wars to an end, sparing no expense to find “expert” commentators from the American Deep State to support their case yet never giving time to the quite rational reasons for Trump’s actions

    TDS turns Prog Lefties into military hawks!

  218. struth

    This seems to be supporting evidence that Australians are indeed the most ‘credulous’ ( to put ‘gullible’ nicely ) people in the developed world ( present company excepted ).

    Have you noticed that when overseas , hawkers home in on you once they hear an Aussie accent.
    It’s not just because they think we have money……………………………….

  219. C.L.

    Once was rural trade journal the Weekly Times gleefully reports a survey finding its readership is becoming more progressive and less religious.

    That’s an oxymoron.

  220. struth

    That might be construed as War on the West, Roger.

    I let that go because I thought that was the point he was making.
    Wasn’t sure if he was being sarcastic or not, though.
    If he wasn’t, he should have been.
    They’re all warmongering, just typically for the other side.

  221. Fleeced

    I wonder if the stated reason (the march would be “too white”) is really a cover for “not enough interest”.

    Nah – it’s cover for the fact that it was led my anti-semites. There’d already been other cancellations and knockbacks as people finally scrutinised Sarsour (but only a little). Naturally, they couldn’t have that, so it’s being blamed on too many whities, instead.

  222. Roger

    That might be construed as War on the West, Roger.

    Indeed, and hence the present war on Trump, but the utter lack of ironic self-reflection by Prog-Lefties is astounding.

    It illustrates to a key tenet of Leftism: The end justifies the means.

  223. struth

    Back at ya, Hay stockyard.

    I’ll do what most are doing, stay off the grog for a week or so at least.
    No, I’ve got to drink Saturday night…dam it.
    Forgot.

  224. Bruce of Newcastle

    Can I get a fact check on this article please?

    Stimpy – some observations.

    1. The temperature in the Venus atmosphere is only 35 C at the altitude where it has the same pressure as here on Earth. So about 20 C higher than us, which is quite consistent with Venus being a lot closer to the Sun. Venus’s problem is she has too much atmosphere, and no moon to cut it down to size.

    2. The reason Venus doesn’t have plate tectonics is because she has no oceans. Catch 22. Without oceans you don’t get plate tectonics, so you don’t submerge water and other gases into the mantle. Which means they end up in the atmosphere, which becomes too thick and heat retaining.

    3. Even if you captured 100% of the CO2 from Venus’s atmosphere the atmosphere would still be more than 3 times thicker than Earth’s, because of all the nitrogen. You can’t remove nitrogen as easily as CO2. And even if you could remove three quarters of the nitrogen there’s so little water in the atmosphere that Venus would make the Sahara look like a wet paradise. The water has all been blasted away by UV and other radiation (due to a very weak magnetic field).

    Venus’s problem isn’t the greenhouse effect so much as a lack of a big moon, being too close to the Sun and having no magnetic field.

  225. Rae

    In gallops Rae cist to defend pochahonky and ends up abusing aboriginal people calling them boongs and declares there are people here who are as racist as he is.

    Nope.
    – Too fatigued to gallop.
    – “Raecist” has been tried by someone else quite a few months ago. Wrong then, wrong now.
    – I made no defence of Fauxcahontas, didn’t even mention her. Just pointed out a commenters lack of knowledge about DNA.
    – I returned some abuse from a professed Abo who tried to play the racist card. He got what he deserved.
    – As I am not racist (nor anti-Semitic, hello mh and elle and cassie) its not possible to compare myself in that way to the Cat’s many anti-indigenous (mostly from WA). I preferred not to list them as they are well known (and you are one of them), I just gave Zulu a wave as he often leads the bigoted pack.

    Summarily struth, as a would be critic attempting to critique someone else you are a failure. Whether you are any good as a truck driver/banjo player/pisspot, I dunno. Probably not them either.

  226. Stimpson J. Cat

    That is exactly what I thought but was unable to put into words.
    Thanks Bruce.

  227. Stimpson J. Cat

    ye
    @kanyewest
    One of my favorite of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can’t tell me what to do because I’m black
    5:23 AM · Jan 2, 2019 ·

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