Wednesday Forum: January 9, 2019

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  1. Infidel Tiger

    How has trump destroyed bezos. Don’t get this one.

    Keep up old man

    Trump outed his side chick!

    Going to sit him $60bn. You do not fuck with DJT.

  2. struth

    It is even more embarrassing to note that what made Nazism so horrible was not how different it was from the radical Left, but how similar it was. The grandeur of its ambitions for social transformation, the intensity of its mobilisation of society, the depth of its organised penetration of social institutions, all these were far more like the radical Left than any part of the broad non-Left (aka Right).

    This shows just how brainwashed people are.

    It is even more embarrassing to note that what made Nazism so horrible was not how different it was from the radical Left, but how similar it was.

    Can almost see the cogs in the brain starting to turn.

    Maybe Nazism was similar to the radical left BECAUSE IT WAS THE RADICAL LEFT.

    FMD.
    They even called themselves socialists.
    What more do you need to know?
    FMDx2

    The most effective bit of propaganda the left ever achieved (due to a lethargy of the right thinking the left were finally beaten), showing how it is still effecting everything here in 2019, was in trying to find some bullshit factor amongst overwhelming, overwhelming evidence that Nazi Germany was a socialist totalitarian state, an extreme left wing authoritarian state, in line with the thinking of today’s left in 90 percent of it’s ideology.
    We are paying dearly for thinking they’d lost, learned their lessons and left the battlefield for peace and prosperity, allowing them decades to rebuild and march through out institutions.

  3. JC

    I’m calling bullshit that’s Pelosi’s home in Pacific Heights San Fran.

    She’s wealthy but that would be close to the most expensive house in San Fran that only a tech mogul could afford. That place would be worth at least $40 million. Her net worth is about 30 biggies.

  4. C.L.

    Preferably Amy Coney Barrett.

    Would be a perfect choice in the circumstances.
    No scope for Democrat whores to come forward and would wedge DNC in a war on Catholics.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    Pelosi and her husband are worth hundreds of millions JC.

    She probably bought that place in the 30’s when she was middle aged.

    Do keep up.

  6. feelthebern

    Correct re Pelosi.
    Also, her husband was given pre IPO stock in:
    Master Card;
    FB.
    Crime does pay.

  7. C.L.

    DRUDGE reporting that TSA r-pists are quitting because of shut-down.
    There is no downside to a government shutdown. It’s nothing but net.

  8. calli

    Chardie used to be so heavily wooded it was undrinkable. It’s good stuff.

    Switch the Savblanc girl to SA Shiraz. Might as well get some nutrition with your sugar. 🍷

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bella
    35 minutes ago
    (Edited)
    The obvious question, that hasn’t been posed to the Democrats, is “is it so important to you that the border with Mexico isn’t secured, that you are prepared to shut down government indefinitely to prevent it?
    That should make them squirm.

    Comment, from the Oz, on THAT wall. monty?

  10. cohenite

    BTW still waiting for any of you to explain why funding the wall didn’t get done during two full years of unified GOP government.

    Because turd, some of the GOP were RINOs; like flake and other bastards; and they were part of the swamp. Trump was betrayed by some of his own party. They betrayed the country just as the left does every day.

  11. feelthebern

    Chardie, rightfully, is called the Lady Grape.

  12. calli

    ACB would be the perfect pick. Female, Christian and young-ish.

    Watch the frothing over the middle bit though. She’ll be framed as some sort of Handmaid’s Tale drone.

    Perfect. 🍿🍿🍿

  13. feelthebern

    BTW still waiting for any of you to explain why funding the wall didn’t get done during two full years of unified GOP government.

    Because Paul Ryan had an incredibly small set of testicles.

  14. vr

    How has trump destroyed bezos. Don’t get this one.

    JC — Bezos’ affair was to be revealed by the National Enquirer. So, he had to issue a statement before it broke.

  15. Can’t see any reports from ABC or Fairfax;
    Greece FREEZES OVER

    I wonder what they will report when Hell freezes over?

  16. calli

    The word for today is

    Impenetrable /ɪmˈpɛnɪtrəb(ə)l/

    “An impenetrable cloud of stupid surrounds the Leftist mind”.

  17. stackja

    Follow on from Tom
    #2904140, posted on January 11, 2019 at 4:49 am
    Tom Stiglich .

    High fibre diets make for healthier lives
    Kate Kelland, Reuters
    15 minutes ago

    People who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

    For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer fell by 5 to 27 per cent, the study said.

    Protection against stroke and breast cancer also rose.

    A good target for those wanting to reap health gains would be to eat 25g to 29g of dietary fibre a day, the analysis found.

  18. stackja

    Qld energy workers report dog bites rise
    Warren Barnsley, Australian Associated Press
    January 11, 2019 8:44am

    Energex workers including meter readers will no longer enter yards with unrestrained dogs after a rise in bites in Queensland.

    The company has released several images of their staff with scratches and lacerations from bites to justify the new safety measure from Monday after 71 reported injuries in the past year.

  19. OldOzzie

    Book Review: Thucydides on Strategy: Grand Strategies in the Peloponnesian War and Their Relevance Today

    Ancient Principles for Modern Strategy

    If any were ever written, no ancient work on strategy survives. That does not mean the ancients did not understand strategy. In this work, Greek university professors Koliopoulos and Platias argue that a coherent theory of strategy can be found in Thucydides, one applicable not only to the “Golden Age of Greece” but more broadly down to the present.

    In one sense, this is not a radical notion, as Thucydides is required reading in most war colleges. What the authors have done, however, is to elicit the strategic concepts that can be found in Thucydides by a careful analysis of his text.

    In their opening chapter, the authors warn that they are not going to rehash the history of the Peloponnesian War, and then go on to define and differentiate policy, grand strategy, and strategy, and discuss their methodology. They follow with a chapter on the causes of the war within the political and strategic environment of the times. They then give us chapters on the evolution of Athenian strategy and Spartan strategy.

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “An impenetrable cloud of stupid surrounds the Leftist mind”.

    Thank you, calli – I thought I had a low opinion of Lefties.

  21. If you adopt a diet recommended by dieticians/nutritionists you might live longer,
    BUT you may not want to!

    Enjoy your steak while you can.

  22. OldOzzie

    Book Review: Thucydides on Strategy: Grand Strategies in the Peloponnesian War and Their Relevance Today

    Ancient Principles for Modern Strategy

    If any were ever written, no ancient work on strategy survives. That does not mean the ancients did not understand strategy. In this work, Greek university professors Koliopoulos and Platias argue that a coherent theory of strategy can be found in Thucydides, one applicable not only to the “Golden Age of Greece” but more broadly down to the present.

    In one sense, this is not a radical notion, as Thucydides is required reading in most war colleges. What the authors have done, however, is to elicit the strategic concepts that can be found in Thucydides by a careful analysis of his text.

    In their opening chapter, the authors warn that they are not going to rehash the history of the Peloponnesian War, and then go on to define and differentiate policy, grand strategy, and strategy, and discuss their methodology. They follow with a chapter on the causes of the war within the political and strategic environment of the times. They then give us chapters on the evolution of Athenian strategy and Spartan strategy.

  23. The grandeur of its ambitions for social transformation, the intensity of its mobilisation of society, the depth of its organised penetration of social institutions, all these were far more like the radical Left than any part of the broad non-Left (aka Right).

    Pointless (because nobody will use it) suggestion for a change of phraseology;

    The Long March Through the Institutions to The Long Goosestep Through the Institutions.

  24. None

    I’m calling bullshit that’s Pelosi’s home in Pacific Heights San Fran.

    She’s wealthy but that would be close to the most expensive house in San Fran that only a tech mogul could afford. That place would be worth at least $40 million. Her net worth is about 30 biggies.

    Pelosi has never had a real job in her life
    She spent just about all of her life in US congress where the pay is crap which makes one wonder how she could even afford a house worth about 30 biggies. Hell, the amount of money she would have spent on Botox and fillers and fake tans probably exceeds the value of our home. And that is precisely the problem with Pelosi. Like many politicians she enriches herself at the people’s expense.

  25. Roger

    Watch the frothing over the middle bit though. She’ll be framed as some sort of Handmaid’s Tale drone.

    She’s already had a taste of that in her confirmation hearing for Circuit Judge courtesy Dianne Feinstein.

    I don’t think there’s anything else they can throw at her.

    It would be a magnificent choice.

  26. Tom

    I feel nothing but disgust at people who drink Sauvignon Blanc.

    You forgot to mention how much you loathe poor people who can’t afford to buy rich people’s food at the supermarket and have to buy generic “home” brands.

    Say hi to your neighbors in Peppermint Grove, IT.

  27. Top Ender

    Saw the shutdown at work here in Houston this morning.

    Visited NASA Control. Enormous number of buildings but only about 10% of the workers in place.

    Nice Saturn V rocket in a shed. The new Mars SLS rocket will be slightly longer and almost twice as wide.

  28. calli

    Thank you for posting that article in full, OldOzzie.

    OldOzzie
    #2904303, posted on January 11, 2019 at 10:34 am

    It follows neatly on the heels of yesterday’s argument here about crony capitalism/corporatism and my experience in building.

    Looks like the taxpayer foots the bill while the dodgy building monolith gets a free ride, unlike a smaller company which would be sued and ruined.

    Worth a read for Cats wondering what I was whingeing about.

  29. Infidel Tiger

    You forgot to mention how much you loathe poor people who can’t afford to buy rich people’s food at the supermarket and have to buy generic “home” brands.

    Stop slurping the globalist poison.

    The store brands are the free riders that exist only because they steal the IP of successful name brands.

    Big supermarket doesn’t care who it hurts.

  30. Mater

    Let me introduce you to one of America’s most famous and accomplished Socialists:

    Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America….
    Thomas frequently spoke on the difference between socialism, the movement he represented, and communism, revolutionary Marxism. His early admiration for the Russian Revolution had turned into energetic anti-stalinism. (Some revolutionaries thought him no better; Leon Trotsky criticized Thomas on more than one occasion.)

    Now let me introduce you to what he said:

    “both the communist and fascist revolutions definitely abolished laissez-faire capitalism in favor of one or another kind and degree of state capitalism. . . In no way was Hitler the tool of big business. He was its lenient master. So was Mussolini except that he was weaker.”

    – A Socialist’s Faith, Norman Thomas, 1951, p. 55.

  31. Cactus

    Wine is very much personal taste.
    In whites, I like Chardy, Semillon and Riesling. Reds its Pinot, Cab Sav and Shiraz. But Nebbiolo is now starting to really take my fancy. I don’t like Sav Blanc – but I can see its appeal to the masses, its usually good wine at a good price to drink with friends in the sun.

    For most of these you should be able to get a good $20-40 wine. Anything more than that and you are starting to get diminishing marginal utility in my view. I buy wines more expensive than that but its easy to justify as it is my only real vice.

  32. calli

    Today’s shopping at Aldi – loaf of low carb bread, washed rind cheese, toasted coconut flakes, coconut yoghurt, raspberries (on special). Paid half of bugger all for it.

    Happy to shop with the poor for such deliciousness and all in one place for my shopping convenience.

    My local deli has white anchovies at a good price, and pork snags to die for. So I’ll balance out my unrighteousness later today. 😄

  33. Snoopy

    The store brands are the free riders that exist only because they steal the IP of successful name brands.

    Isn’t it the case that very often the ‘brands’ also manufacture the generics?

  34. Roger

    Wine is very much personal taste.

    De gustibus non est disputandum.

    Today’s shopping at Aldi – loaf of low carb bread…

    I went to two local Aldi stores specifically for that bread.

    Not in stock. This seems to be a common complaint with Aldi and is one of the reasons I don’t normally shop there.

    Happily I found a health food shop nearby that stocks it under the brand name -Herman Brot.

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    Some good FTA movies today. SBS has My Neighbour Totoro in a few minutes (noon AEDT) and Life of Brian in the evening (took years before I clicked to what the aliens were about 😀 ). On one of the commercials is Ghost, which is a fine little story even if Whoopi has terminal TDS these days.

  36. Infidel Tiger

    I support Aldi only so far in that they are an enemy of Coolies.

    But one day we will come for the Germans too.

    OTOH as soon as Costco opens in Perth I am going out there to buy toilet paper and wine by the pallet.

  37. Nick

    Your Costco mightn’t stock grog IT. Some do, some don’t. When they do, they have good prices on premium wine.

  38. Mater

    Let me introduce you to one of America’s most famous and accomplished Socialists:

    Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America….
    Thomas frequently spoke on the difference between socialism, the movement he represented, and commun1sm, revolutionary Marx1sm. His early admiration for the Russian Revolution had turned into energetic anti-staln1sm. (Some revolutionaries thought him no better; Le0n Tr0tsky criticized Thomas on more than one occasion.)

    Now let me introduce you to what he said:

    “both the commun1st and fasc1st revolutions definitely abolished laissez-faire capitalism in favor of one or another kind and degree of state capitalism. . . In no way was H1tler the tool of big business. He was its lenient master. So was Mussol1n1 except that he was weaker.”

    – A Socialist’s Faith, Norman Thomas, 1951, p. 55.

    (Obviously adjusted for the spaminator)

  39. John Constantine

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-general-anesthesia-trigger-dementia/

    “It is common to hear that an elderly patient “just isn’t the same” after surgery, says Roderic Eckenhoff, an anesthesiologist at the University of Pennsylvania.* Many people wonder if anesthesia—which is designed to make people groggy and temporarily rob them of their mental faculties—is to blame. Elderly patients often exhibit a condition called postoperative cognitive decline in which they experience lapses in memory and attention, but it usually does not last for more than a few weeks.”

    Their rbg may still be groggy after the operation for weeks. The fragility fractures plus the general anaesthetic plus the lung operation plus the massive killing pressure of being the last hope of the mindless left against Trump must make burnout more likely.

  40. Infidel Tiger

    If you practice localism you will never eat bad food or drink poorly made wine, because your intimate relationship with the farmer or vigneron would disallow them under threat of public shaming from offering you substandard produce.

    The anonymity of global supply chains has destroyed artisan ship and community spirit.

  41. Mater

    Sinc, is Presbyterian now a banned word?

  42. Infidel Tiger

    Your Costco mightn’t stock grog IT. Some do, some don’t. When they do, they have good prices on premium wine.

    I have heard of some ridiculously good prices. Literally back up the truck pricing on wine I love.

    We must not be fundamentalist ideologues in our hatred of corporatism all the time.

  43. Infidel Tiger

    BTW the only reason Costco wouldn’t stock grog is because Coolies would have objected to their liquor licence.

  44. cohenite

    took years before I clicked to what the aliens were about 😀

    What are they about BoN?

  45. Calli:

    Seen quite recently just down the road – a group of rather corpulent “supervisors” in hi-viz in a ring around a deep, unshored hole in sand strata. In the hole, an apprentice working on an irrigation coupling.

    But hey, he was safe. He was in hi-viz.

    You are probably aware of how right you are.
    Many years ago, teachers in England were teaching kids about road safety. Then the death and injury toll went up. Sharply.
    It turned out the children were doing the “Look left, look right, then left again, and cross the road.”
    They were using it as a mantra and were not checking for danger.
    The HiViz and reversing noises are now at that point. HiVis is common and becoming ignored whereas everyone sees the bloke/blokette without it.
    Same as the reversing noises. People who live within a mile of a building site are treated with nonstop irregular beeping and workers onsite don’t look any more – they just listen.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Shapiro is a loathsome midget.

    I despise him.

  47. mh

    O.M.G.

    Jacob Wohl
    @JacobAWohl
    Sources saying Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will resign tomorrow
    8:44 AM · Jan 11, 2019

  48. cohenite

    Invitation to the Yellow Vest protest in Canberra Feb 12th 1.30 pm outside Parliament House

    Dear Reader,
    The Climate Realists of Canberra are inviting those who

    • Want Australia to withdraw from the Paris “climate” Agreement
    • Consider the belief CO2 controls the Climate is dubious or unfounded
    • Want Australia to be able to produce power at the cheapest possible price
    • Want the use of all technologies including Coal and Nuclear power to be in the mix of options and
    • Want Australia to leave the United Nations (so we are not controlled by non Australian interests).

    To join a Rally outside Parliament House on Feb 12th at 1.30 pm wearing a yellow vest

    There will be
    • An hour of different speakers (approx 3 minutes each) of either serious or humorous content
    • A prize for the most humorous placard
    • A prize for the most humorous speech
    • A symbolic photo of all yellow vest wearers taken together with Parliament house in the background
    • Drinks and nibbles with Senator Fraser Anning at 6 pm in Parliament House?

    If you can flick this email to your friends and contacts, it will be most appreciated.

    If you want to give a speech please email [email protected]

    You can speak on either
    • The Climate Science fraud
    • The economic impacts of following Man Made Global warming ideas or being in the UN
    • The social impacts of following Man Made Global warming ideas or being in the UN
    • Or any other related subject with the five points at the top of this email

    We just ask you submit either your speech or the dots points you will ad lib your speech on – so minimal repetition will occur.

    This will be the last week that the Senate will sit before the budget(and the election is announced)

    We look forward to your attendance.

  49. Stimpson J. Cat

    Paul Krugman
    @paulkrugman
    A thread on foolish consistency and little minds: one thing I often encounter in my role as a public intellectual is someone pointing out that I once said something different from what I’m saying now. Why, yes: I do change my views when I get new information.
    This is what you’re supposed to do! Recently Larry Katz and Alan Krueger, who put out a widely cited study on the gig economy, discovered that new evidence makes the growth of that economy look much smaller. And they said so 2/ (link: https://www.nber.org/papers/w25425) nber.org/papers/w25425
    This is to their credit. If you never change your mind in the face of new arguments and evidence, you’re probably a propagandist, not a real economist. Treating such shifts as gotcha moments says more about the critic than the researcher.
    I’ve had plenty of such shifts, and I’m proud of them. For example, 25 years ago I was a conventional minimum-wages-reduce employment guy. But then I read Card and Krueger, plus the followup literature, and realized that the evidence said otherwise.
    I was more conventional-minded about debt, too — but like @ojblanchard1 have been persuaded by evidence that debt concerns have been overblown.
    And I wasn’t a 70% top marginal rate guy until I read Diamond and Saez, which was revelatory. When two of our greatest economists make a really compelling case, changing your mind seems appropriate 6/ (link: https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.25.4.165) aeaweb.org/articles?id=10…
    Apparently it was Paul Samuelson, not Keynes, who said that when his information changed, he changed his mind — what do you do? Whatever the source, it’s the right thing. Show me someone who never changes their mind, and I’ll show you someone without much mind at all.
    Jan 11 2019

  50. stackja

    OldOzzie
    #2904303, posted on January 11, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Government’s $48 million windfall from faulty Opal Tower
    Jonathan Chancellor and Danielle Le Messurier, The Daily Telegraph
    January 10, 2019 11:21pm
    Subscriber only

    The NSW government pocketed nearly $48 million from the sale of the Opal Tower apartment development, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.

    It comes as tower residents will have to wait at least another week to learn the results of the government’s investigation into concrete cracking that triggered their forced evacuation.

    The Telegraph understands the report — which was due to be handed down today — will trigger a review of the way precast, load bearing structural walls are bolted in high rise apartment complexes across Sydney.

    After repeated questions from The Daily Telegraph, the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) said “the total value of the transaction was $47.9 million”.

    The government agency denied any ongoing liability, or profit share arrangement.

    It has previously confirmed the deal required the developer Ecove to supply SOPA with 11 apartments which are used as affordable housing apartments.

    “The development was the subject of an extensive open market government tender process,” Ecove director Bassam Aflak said.

    The displaced Opal Tower residents must now wait until next week before any hope of returning to the high-rise tower as a NSW government report into the cracking has been delayed.

  51. Stimpson J. Cat

    Moderation please for f©cks sake.
    Can’t even post about f©cking economics.

    Do Better.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    What are they about BoN?

    Luke 4:9-10

  53. stackja

    Builder says Opal Tower will be ‘safe to occupy’ from weekend
    Danielle Le Messurier, The Daily Telegraph
    January 11, 2019 9:56am
    Subscriber only

    The company that constructed Opal Tower says the building will be finally “safe to occupy” from this weekend.

    But residents will not be able to move back until relocation advice is released by the body corporate’s engineer.

    The newly-built tower in Sydney Olympic Park was evacuated on Christmas Eve after cracks found in the building sparked fears it would collapse.

    This comes as the state government is expected to receive it’s own expert report as residents spent an 18th night away from home.

  54. candy

    The anonymity of global supply chains has destroyed artisan ship and community spirit.

    Oh I don’t know about that. Woolworths in my suburb sell some sushi that is seems to be made in store by culturally appropriate individuals which is quite nice and very convenient to be able to buy it while you get the usual stuff, plus a small coffee bar three. It all seems quite nice.

  55. Nelson Kidd – Players:

    My grass is still green. Usually it’s 50:50 as to whether it goes brown by Christmas without watering.

    Much of ours is brown, along with dirt where the sun has dried it out and the leaf litter has been blown away.
    Barcaldine has two bores operating and one has gone tits up. The second one is having a bloody hard time keeping up.
    A request for permission several years ago to drill a third bore was refused by State government.
    Rewilding continues.

  56. Confused Old Misfit

    Democrats Crack on the Wall

    Our resident preschooler will be desolate.

  57. Infidel Tiger

    Yeah there is a Woolies near me that has Japs inside making sushi.

    Probably indentured labour working off a visa scam. Also possibly sex trafficking front.

  58. Stimpson J. Cat

    Imagine being unable to post Paul Krugman on an economics site.
    What an absolute joke.

  59. JC

    The anonymity of global supply chains has destroyed artisan ship and community spirit.

    Stop being an idiot. Artisanship is bigger than ever and it’s reach is now becoming global. See Etsy.

    I’d never buy off the rack clothes anymore other than t-shirts. You can even have handmade jeans shipped from the US to fit your size.

  60. Bruce of Newcastle

    Democrats Crack on the Wall

    Cher is in control of the Democrat Party!

    (linky)

  61. Stimpson J. Cat

    Lindsey Graham
    @LindseyGrahamSC
    Mr. President, the Democrats are not working in good faith with you.

    Declare emergency, build the wall now.
    8:00 AM · Jan 11, 2019

  62. Nick

    Yeah there is a Woolies near me that has Japs inside making sushi.

    Real Japs or East Asian wannabes?

  63. Stimpson J. Cat

    You can even have handmade jeans shipped from the US to fit your size.

    Are they white?
    And ironed?

  64. JC

    Artie

    Birdie would be very proud of his new recruit.

  65. Rae

    Posted a comment which may have gone into moderation for a while.

    Posted twice, Beth. Both released late from moderation. Interesting reading.

  66. Boambee John

    cohenite
    #2904349, posted on January 11, 2019 at 11:16 am
    BTW still waiting for any of you to explain why funding the wall didn’t get done during two full years of unified GOP government.

    Because turd, some of the GOP were RINOs; like flake and other bastards; and they were part of the swamp. Trump was betrayed by some of his own party. They betrayed the country just as the left does every day.

    Just as Abbott was betrayed by his own party, Turdbull, Bitchop, Pyne and Payne, et al.

  67. struth

    If you practice localism you will never eat bad food or drink poorly made wine, because your intimate relationship with the farmer or vigneron would disallow them under threat of public shaming from offering you substandard produce.

    Thank god you are only being sarcastic.

    I know a dildo who actually believes this stuff.

    He thought we should all grow our own, and produce locally, somebody owns a cow somebody has pigs.

    FMD.
    He was serious.

  68. Infidel Tiger

    Real Japs or East Asian wannabes?

    East Asian frauds I suspect.

    I ha e thought of writing to the Race ComMissioner about some chinks running a sushi shop near me. A disgrace.

  69. JC

    Stimson

    No. 3×1 will make them up at their Soho NYC store for you. The fit is incredible. Off the rack is bullshit. May as well walk around in a towel. Proper Cloth also in NYC will make made to measure shirts for you and ship them anywhere overseas to your measurement. Great English and Italian cloth too.

  70. struth

    You can even have handmade jeans shipped from the US to fit your size.

    Thank god.
    Can you tell me who does this?

    My jeans have always been too small in the front.

  71. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yeah there is a Woolies near me that has Japs inside making sushi.

    Here too. The thought of Japs making sushi for the bogans of western Newcastle is fun.
    The sushi is nice though.

  72. Stimpson J. Cat

    Thank you moderation!
    Service with a smile!

  73. Cactus

    Ha – awesome.

    Always wondered if a political party could get traction from removing speed cameras.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/10/europe/gilets-jaunes-speed-cameras-destroyed-france-scli-intl/index.html

  74. JC

    The sushi is nice though.

    Unless the rice is that perfect Jap rice, you may as well throw it out as it’s fraud. In fact it shouldn’t be called sushi unless the exact rice is used.

  75. Tel

    Democrats Crack on the Wall

    Trump has been chipping away at them.

  76. thefrolickingmole

    Oldozzie some of those experiments were awesome, not wastes of money…

    Northwestern University has received more than $3 million in National Institutes of Health to watch hamster fights. “Some of those experiments involved injecting hamsters with steroids, then putting another hamster in the cage to see if the drugged rodents were more aggressive when protecting their territory.
    ….
    “The government spent at least $518,000 in federal grants to study how cocaine affects the sexual behavior of Japanese quails,” Readers Digest reports.

    ….

    A bit disappointing, there is no “Meth fueled gerbils as proctology guides” or “research into the infinite wrongness of montys predictions” in there.

  77. struth

    Na I had read it, already Mater.
    Thanks.
    We start killing off the right wing equals socialist Hitler lie and we have a chance.
    Other than that the ignorant majority will remain nervous about openly supporting and therefore openly fighting the true Nazis on the Left.

    I note that a few are starting to push back now in open forums and causing left wing heads to explode.

    The truth hurts , as they say.

  78. Stop being an idiot. Artisanship is bigger than ever and it’s reach is now becoming global. See Etsy.

    I’d never buy off the rack clothes anymore other than t-shirts. You can even have handmade jeans shipped from the US to fit your size.

    WTF?
    There’s an entire store of beautifully crafted artisan t-shirts and you’re still buying them off the rack?

    Get this one for your wife and the Hayek one for yourself, or maybe the Packer one, that’s more you.

  79. Stimpson J. Cat

    The fit is incredible. Off the rack is bullshit.

    So you are onboard with ITs Artisan Alliance.
    Great news!

  80. Stimpson J. Cat

    Are there any Artisan Made Bespoke Yellow Hi-Vis Vests?

    IT, research please.

  81. Snoopy

    Democrats Crack on the Wall

    How’s the morale on lefty blogs, Monty?

  82. Stimpson J. Cat

    JC what is your opinion of the thread I posted by The Krug?

  83. Bruce of Newcastle

    Unless the rice is that perfect Jap rice, you may as well throw it out as it’s fraud. In fact it shouldn’t be called sushi unless the exact rice is used.

    Japanese are most entertaining people. Who else would pay over $3 million for a single fish?

    Bluefin tuna sells for record $3.1 million at Tokyo market (5 Jan)

    Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, paid 333.6 million yen for the 613-lb fish at the first auction of the year, and the first to be held at Tokyo’s new Toyosu fish market after last year’s the move from the famous Tsukiji market.

    The price at the predawn auction was nearly 10 times higher than the price paid at last year’s auction – albeit for a considerably smaller fish – and roughly double the previous record, also set by Kimura, in 2013. There was an intense bidding war with a rival buyer who had won last year.

    I think Japan’s official inflation figures are fishy…

  84. Tailgunner


    Joel B. Pollak

    @joelpollak
    Trump will hold out for wall funding until Congress agrees, or until 1/3 of the GOP caucus defects, making a veto override a possibility. At that point he will declare a national emergency and build the wall. “Moderate” Republicans tempted to defect should consider the precedent.
    2,427
    11:14 AM – Jan 10, 2019

    Seems plausible.
    #NoBrakes

  85. Snoopy

    Will RBG announce her retirement in person?

  86. Mater

    We start killing off the right wing equals socialist Hitler lie and we have a chance.

    Read the first five answers to this Quora question and you’ll quickly see why we can’t show them the light. Have a look at what (overwhelming) they think the Left and Right each represent. Hells Bells!

    https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Nazism-considered-far-right-in-political-terms

    Eg.

    To summarize, the Nazis are considered far-right because they aggressively and invariably opposed the very foundation of left-wing politics – treating people equally in a minimally hierarchical society, and seeking to include those that would otherwise be discriminated against.

    And

    They were highly elitist, they were in favor of large corporations and their needs, they were racist, they were for upholding the social order, they were highly conservative, were all in myths and traditions, and that makes them the clear opposite of the left and places them right there in the far right where they have always been but some right wing people now days are trying to get them away from.

  87. struth

    It’s our biggest fight that needs winning.
    We need only look at the Nazi boogie monster trotted out yet again as soon as the actual Nazis get any resistance.
    Who knew Vietnamese shop owners were Nazis…..AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Any criticism of those intent on doing everything to destroy the capitalist west , wanting to bring in Hitler’s actual policies in many instances, those using violent street thugs and false propaganda and you are labelled a Nazi.
    When we fight this one piece of false propaganda we also clear the whole stage for the politically naïve to put the pieces together.

    Right now we have so called political commentators shocked that it is now the new left who are anti- semetic.
    Shows you the level of brainwashing going on.
    Now this isn’t by accident.
    The left have been pushing hard on this propaganda for years, hence the documentaries on Hitler os SBS daily, this is the most important thing to them.
    To disown Hitler.
    That’s why they are so utterly eaten up by “Nazis” everywhere.
    It’s the great truth that must be fervently denied at all costs.
    Unfortunately what they have tried to deny is in their D&A, and as they gain more control, the same racisms, totalitarian bent, sexual deviancy and western hating socialism, comes to the for.
    They are him.
    They’ve just added white western men to their next lot of gas chamber lines.

    It’s always been the case the left were anti semetic

  88. Infidel Tiger

    Thank god you are only being sarcastic.

    I know a dildo who actually believes this stuff.

    He thought we should all grow our own, and produce locally, somebody owns a cow somebody has pigs.

    FMD.
    He was serious.

    I’m deadly serious.

    As much as practicable you should be engaging locally.

    Even when drinking Italian wine I demand to have a personal relationship with the importer and that he has a personal relationship with the maker.

    This way leads to righteousness.

  89. thefrolickingmole

    Will RBG announce her retirement in person?

    They are televising it now, quick…

  90. Rae

    Democrats Crack on the Wall

    Breitbart. Lol.

  91. Stimpson J. Cat

    Saagar Enjeti
    @esaagar
    POTUS On Jeff Bezos divorce: “I wish him luck, it’s going to be a beauty”

    Ha ha ha ha ha!!

  92. feelthebern

    IT = Michael Douglas in Falling Down.

  93. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Saudi Arabia’s rights for women are moving forward in leaps and bounds:

    Bloomberg reports there has been yet another breakthrough for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, a country where women have long been second- or third-class citizens but were recently allowed to drive (with appropriate male supervision). As of last Sunday, a new regulation “make[s] it mandatory for a woman to be notified by text message when a court issues her husband’s divorce decree.”

    Not when her husband files for divorce or when the court holds a hearing (if there is one). Only after the court issues the decree declaring that she and her husband are no longer married.

    That is when she is entitled to get the text message.

    The lady who called in to the Bolt-Price hour last night (which turned out to be the Panahi-Kenny hour in this instance), defending Saudi Arabia, shall be most pleased.

  94. Boambee John

    Mater at 1255

    treating people equally in a minimally hierarchical society, and seeking to include those that would otherwise be discriminated against.

    If this fool really believes that this is how people were treated under Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro and their ilk, than he/she/ze is truly deluded on a m0ntyesque scale.

  95. mh

    As much as practicable you should be engaging locally.

    Even when drinking Italian wine I demand to have a personal relationship with the importer and that he has a personal relationship with the maker.

    This way leads to righteousness.

    Ok, that’s wine. What about….underpants?

  96. struth

    Looks like I know where I’ll be on the twelfth of Feb.

    Just what I’ve been waiting for.
    You bloody rippa.

  97. None

    Oh my god I just read the Bezos statement about his divorce. Oh what a load of crock. We really love each other which is why we’re going to split and still work together because we’re both more in love with money. No you are two lazy arsed self-centred s***s who don’t want to work on your marriage and aready quite happy to destroy your children’s chief source of security.

  98. thefrolickingmole

    treating people equally in a minimally hierarchical society, and seeking to include those that would otherwise be discriminated against.

    Except Kulaks.
    Or deviationalists
    Or mensheviks
    Or Ethnic groups whos nationalism might threaten the superiority of the state.

    etc, etc….

  99. Tailgunner

    Keep up old man

    Trump outed his side chick!

    Going to sit him $60bn. You do not fuck with DJT.

    Premium content.
    Tiger has been on fire this morning.

  100. struth

    Even when drinking Italian wine I demand to have a personal relationship with the importer and that he has a personal relationship with the maker.

    This way leads to righteousness.

    You are obviously thinking we will donate money to get your hand off it.
    As you said yesterday, you won’t stop until you’re rich.

  101. struth

    As much as practicable you should be engaging locally.

    It’s not practical.
    Get your hand off it.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    What about….underpants?

    We used to make great underpants in Australia. The best.

    Now we rely on Bangladeshis to to sew our Reg Grundys.

    Maybe we no longer have the skills to make undergarments, but I’d like to think one day that rather than pursuing a degree in gender queerness, that a young Australian lass will learn to make underwear and become very successful at it.

  103. Nick:

    Not a lot of local demand for iron ore, jc, but if there was I would support making it available for the local market first before letting the Chicoms touch it.

    There’s a lot to be said for becoming a low volume high quality steel maker. But demand a union/tax free port in which to build the roads/airport/power station infrastructure.
    …and your chance of that?
    Sod all.

  104. feelthebern

    I wonder who gets the Washington Post in the divorce?

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Except Kulaks.
    Or deviationalists
    Or mensheviks
    Or Ethnic groups whos nationalism might threaten the superiority of the state.

    etc, etc….

    Cambodians who wore glasses – if you wore glasses, you could probably read, and that may lead you to question the wisdom of Brother Number One. Off to the Killing Fields…

  106. calli

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2904472, posted on January 11, 2019 at 1:02 pm
    Saagar Enjeti
    @esaagar
    POTUS On Jeff Bezos divorce: “I wish him luck, it’s going to be a beauty”

    He oughta know!

  107. Infidel Tiger

    He oughta know!

    Trump has been a cultural icon for a least 4 decades. It’s amazing.

  108. mh

    And don’t purchase Holeproof underpants.

    You guessed it, they ALL end up with holes.

  109. Snoopy

    What about….underpants?

    IT shops here.

  110. C.L.

    Imagine being unable to post Paul Krugman on an economics site.

    Actually, that’s easy to imagine.

  111. Infidel Tiger

    OMG!

    Trump is the greatest President possible:

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1083531644785455104

    We will never ever see this quality content again.

  112. mh

    After World Bank chief resigns, worries of a Trump-appointed leader abound

    KEY POINTS
    Following the surprise resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, concerns are rampant that U.S. President Donald Trump will select a candidate who shares his contentious views.

    The U.S. has always picked World Bank leaders, an arrangement that’s long been rebuked by the rest of the world.

    A leader appointed by Trump could scale back the bank’s climate change program, experts said.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/10/worries-of-a-trump-appointed-world-bank-chief-abound-as-kim-resigns.html

  113. Mater

    Have a look at this ‘hit piece’ by the UK Guardian about an Australian.

    SAS founder was a Nazi sympathiser

    I’ve read the book and studied Jock Lewes extensively and what they fail to mention (at all) is that he was seduced by the socialist policies of the Nazis…like a lot of people of the day.

    From the book:

    “In 1937 he had admired Dr Ley’s Labour Front that ‘has responsibilities to the men he employs almost greater than to the people whose capital he uses’. Jock’s memories of his mother feeding Sydney’s wandering jobless when they knocked on the door of the family home at Bowral were still vivid.

    Writing to his parents about the fair and supportive pay and conditions, Jock also sang the praises of the facilities and opportunities of another Nazi organisation, the Kraft Durch Freude (KDF), which was open to members who benefited from the many sports and holidays that were freely provided…in Germany young workers appeared to be gaining similar chances without the benefit of his privileged background.”

    The GUARDIAN of all rags! Nice piece of selective reporting.

    Kristallnacht cured Jock’s infatuation post haste.

  114. calli

    Those grundies are made in China along with everything else.

    Unless it’s subcontracted to Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia because the Chinese cost too much.

    Unions destroyed our garment and footwear industry years ago. It will take a cataclysm of epic proportions to get it back.

  115. Rae

    Top cancer doctors expect Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back on the bench by February

    Top doctors with experience performing pulmonary lobectomies expect Ginsburg to be back on the bench in less than six weeks, with more than enough time to return for the court’s February sitting.

    “She’s not even three weeks out. She’s barely two weeks out,” said Raja Flores, the chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. “I think a lot of people are getting scared because they are concerned about the balance of the court, but I’m confident she’s not going anywhere. She’s going to be back on the court,” Flores said.

  116. Infidel Tiger

    IT shops here.

    Aren’t they the gay pants?

  117. Infidel Tiger

    Just shows how ingrained the globalist cuckocracy is now.

    Otherwise sensible people are embracing soul destroying corporatism because they want cheap Vietnamese underwear.

    What a fucking hill to die on.

  118. Calli:

    Impenetrable /ɪmˈpɛnɪtrəb(ə)l/

    “An impenetrable cloud of stupid surrounds the Leftist mind”.

    That’s an incomplete definition, Calli.

    “An impenetrable cloud of stupid surrounds and permeates the Leftist mind like the smell of rancid armadillo shit, infused with Giraffe sweat and loose dingoat stool”.

  119. struth

    I’ve gotta go shortly.
    Tailgunner are you thinking of going to the yellow vest protest in Canberra?

  120. hzhousewife

    Some good FTA movies today.

    Ta Bruce.
    Saw Netflix movie “The Siege of Jadotville” the other day, worth a look. Gun nuts will enjoy the profusion of historical relics on display – film set in Congo in 1961 or so, “true” story, I enjoyed it a lot (and I’m not Irish).

  121. Infidel Tiger

    Beta O’Rourke has live streamed a trip to the dentist.

    I pray AOC livestreams her next pap smear.

  122. Calli:
    I missed a bit:
    “An impenetrable cloud of stupid surrounds and permeates the Leftist mind like the smell of rancid armadillo shit, infused with Giraffe sweat and loose dingoat stool, with an aftertaste of aged and semi dried sputum from the depths of the Monty Tubercular Ward.”.
    Yeah.
    That’s more accurate.

  123. Snoopy

    Aren’t they the gay pants?

    Who else would pay $29 for one pair of whitey tighties?

  124. John Constantine

    “Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. My warmest regards and apologies to the @WEF!”

    Trump snubs Homo Davos.

    It is like having all the vampires above ground at the same time, what would be the net present value of a thermonuclear device taking out the world economic forum?.

    Have to be worth trillions.

    Comrade.

  125. struth

    Otherwise sensible people are embracing soul destroying corporatism because they want cheap Vietnamese underwear.

    We could do it cheaper here, but we are denied electricity, and business are regulated and taxed up the kazoo.
    By the time you pay the corrupt government extortion you are the most expensive competitor in the market.

    Where do you think the fight lies, IT?

  126. calli

    Would you guys desist with the gay pron. This is a family blog.

  127. Mater

    “She’s not even three weeks out. She’s barely two weeks out,” said Raja Flores, the chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. “I think a lot of people are getting scared because they are concerned about the balance of the court, but I’m confident she’s not going anywhere. She’s going to be back on the court,” Flores said.

    I’d rather be a Brazil Soccer coach than that bloke at the moment.

  128. struth

    I might put in for a speech at the yellow vest protest.
    The last time I was on stage there it was with bloody Alan Jones and trying to wrestle the microphone from the aging poof was harder than you think.
    Not a good look.

  129. calli

    The electrodes are just awaiting a nice big thunderstorm. Patience people, patience.

  130. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fraser Anning to form Conservative Nationals party

    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    3 minutes ago January 11, 2019
    No Comments

    Controversial Queensland senator Fraser Anning is forming a new party called the Conservative Nationals.

    The former One Nation member, who received just 19 first preference votes at the 2016 election, has applied to register his party with the Australian Electoral Commission.

    The full name of the proposed party is Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party, which would be abbreviated to the Conservative Nationals.

    Senator Anning was widely criticised on the weekend — including by Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten — for billing taxpayers nearly $3000 to attend a rally with far-right extremists.

    Senator Anning, who has called for a “final solution” to immigration problems, stood alongside convicted criminal and Nazi sympathiser Blair Cotterall to protest against Sudanese immigration.

    He was kicked out of Bob Katter’s Australia Party in December for his inflammatory rhetoric on race, including advocating a ban on Muslim immigration.

    He entered the Senate as a One Nation senator in November 2017, replacing Malcolm Roberts who was embroiled in the citizenship crisis, but left Pauline Hanson’s party in his first day in parliament.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  131. struth

    Well at least I hope it was a microphone.

  132. Bruce of Newcastle

    Breitbart. Lol.

    I’m yet to find a problem with any Breitbart stories. Which is not bad these days.
    As to the lefty MSM, well…

    The far-left New York Times has been forced to issue a humiliating correction after falsely reporting Paul Manafort passed along polling information to a Kremlin-connected businessman.

    If I was a parrot I would ask my owner for different toilet paper.

    Nolte: New York Times Forced to Correct Manafort Russia Collusion ‘Bombshell’ (10 Jan)

    (Yep this is a Breitbart link. By all means check with other sources. There are many.)

  133. johno

    The hail is falling in murrumbateman. Horizontal rain.

  134. Stimpson J. Cat

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Cryin Chuck told his favorite lie when he used his standard sound bite that I “slammed the table & walked out of the room. He had a temper tantrum.” Because I knew he would say that, and after Nancy said no to proper Border Security, I politely said bye-bye and left, no slamming!
    9:24 PM · Jan 10, 2019

    He is relentless.

  135. cohenite

    Mater

    #2904465, posted on January 11, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    We start killing off the right wing equals socialist Hitler lie and we have a chance.

    Read the first five answers to this Quora question

    The Quora is a cesspit of leftie bullshit; I got banned for calling snowflakes snowflakes.

  136. struth

    Your lack of fight at this important hour has lost me Bernardi.

    Guess who I’m going to support now.

    Here’s a prediction.

    Anning’s party will have as many members as Bernardi’s within a coupla months, probably sooner.
    Now you all may think that is a bad thing, but if you do, you don’t understand the feeling in the bush and the regions and the absolute anger people have been building up.
    This is a great day for democracy, whether you like him or not.
    The fight is on!!!
    Anyone who bravely speaks the truth without fear should be supported.

  137. Cactus

    And don’t purchase Holeproof underpants.

    And here I was thinking all underpants have at least 3 holes…..

  138. jupes

    Anyone who bravely speaks the truth without fear should be supported.

    Yep.

  139. cohenite

    Your lack of fight at this important hour has lost me Bernardi.

    He is extremely low energy. By comparison Pauline is a real goer and Anning is as tough as nuts.

  140. Mater

    The Quora is a cesspit of leftie bullshit

    There was a couple of brave souls in there trying to talk sense. Most of the contributors were starting from such a twisted baseline, I wouldn’t have bothered.

  141. Done Deal

    I note the ABC led all bulletins today with the earth shattering exclusive that the finance minister mid-last year spent $37K flying around the country to try and get a tax reform package across the line. Their main bulletins spent 5/10 minutes on the subject, seeking input from the usual suspects like SHY. Last week it was the confected outrage about Anning spending a few K flying down to Melbourne. In the meantime we rack up +$2.7m interest per day or +$114k per hour on the debt Rudd/Gillard/Rudd left us with after a few short years. Not to mention Conroy’s back of the envelope NBN (their ALPBC certainly won’t and never have); a monumental already obsolete white elephant probably costing even more per day.
    Anyone not affiliated with the labor or rusted on left wing moocher should be outraged at this monolithic, know nothing, smart-arse cheer-leading squad of sub 100 IQ arts degree parasites embedded in our wallets.

    Did we see any bulletin-leading items about Setka’s going’s on last week? or todays apparent major stuff up with the ABC payroll? or indeed anything at all? Unbelievable. Words fail.

  142. jupes

    Their main bulletins spent 5/10 minutes on the subject, seeking input from the usual suspects like SHY.

    No doubt they forgot to mention her whale-watching holiday with her daughter.

    Hard to tell who has the most chutzpah, SHY or the ABC for having her as their go-to spokes-idiot on this subject.

  143. Johno

    Heavy hail and horizontal rain in sunny downtown murrumbateman

  144. jupes

    Blair nails it:

    The UN is garbage. No, scratch that; the UN would need to improve by a factor of millions before it could even be considered in the same category as garbage.

  145. Tailgunner

    Tailgunner are you thinking of going to the yellow vest protest in Canberra?

    I just read about that, Struth.
    I might have to take a couple days CFMEU DV leave and attend!
    What day of the week is it?

  146. Confused Old Misfit

    Fraser Anning to form Conservative Nationals party

    The perennial conservative problem.
    They (we) cannot decide how “conservative” to be.
    We’ll have to wait and see if Anning is a loose cannon or not.
    However, if he is not and if Bernardi continues to perform like wet spaghetti I will be following Struth.

  147. P

    bespoke #2904228, posted on January 11, 2019 at 9:16 am
    Happy anniversary Delta A.

    Happy 50th to Delta A and ‘the Best Man’.

    A clip taken from Johnny Mathis Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

  148. Stimpson J. Cat

    My ex-wife still buys my underwear.
    A very good woman indeed.

    😁

  149. Infidel Tiger

    My ex-wife still buys my underwear.
    A very good woman indeed.

    How much do you sell it for?

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    Happy Anniversary Delta.
    That is insanity of the good kind.

  151. Tailgunner

    Tuesday…
    Yes. I’m in.
    Monday night Canberra motel… Any recommendations, Cats&Kittehs?
    And where are we meeting for a beer, Struth? 🙂

  152. Stimpson J. Cat

    How much do you sell it for?

    Stop that talk we aren’t in Japan.

  153. Tailgunner

    My ex-wife still buys my underwear

    Game Recognised.

  154. Old Lefty

    Nice piece this morning in the Oz’s Cut and Paste exposing the hypocrisy of the awful Hanson-Young. She had no qualms in 2011 about revving up a peo-Palestinian rally with placards bedecked with swastikas and murderous sentiments towards the J3ws. That, I assume, was politically correct genocidal racism.

  155. Confused Old Misfit

    My ex-wife still buys my underwear.
    A very good woman indeed.

    How much do you sell it for?

    Ask the dwarves.

  156. Tailgunner

    I might put in for a speech at the yellow vest protest.

    Play a patriotic song, dude.
    Then a quick, funny speech about Leftist /climate change/ feminazism/….
    Shit, nigga, I might do a one minute riff too!

  157. Cassie of Sydney

    “Actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with assault and sex offences by Victoria Police, to appear in court next month.”

    Nice to know the priorities of the Victorian Police.

  158. Stimpson J. Cat

    “Actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with assault and sex offences by Victoria Police, to appear in court next month.”

    Is he Catholic?
    He must be Catholic surely.

  159. Tailgunner

    . Their main bulletins spent 5/10 minutes on the subject, seeking input from the usual suspects like SHY. Last week it was the confected outrage about Anning spending a few K flying down to Melbourne.

    Propaganda works.
    The npc’s just input it.
    The Matrix was a documentary.

  160. Stimpson J. Cat

    Gunner I want you to wear your yellow vest to the protest and grab the mike and lead the crowd in a stirring rendition of La Vie En Rose in solidarity with the French Brotherhood.

  161. Done Deal

    Propaganda works.
    Says it all really

  162. Tailgunner

    “Actor Craig McLachlan

    Lol, Craig is done.
    #rapeculture

  163. Infidel Tiger

    Is he Catholic?
    He must be Catholic surely.

    Worse Hetero.

  164. Tailgunner

    La Vie En Rose in solidarity with the French Brotherhood.

    Struth, tell me you can play this?
    And can any multilingual Cats/Kittehs sing this tune?
    I’m starting a Cat GoFundMe to get Stimps an uber and a flight to the Deplorable Rally…
    We can bunk together on the Monday night, Stimps.
    If I bring a chick back you have to give me 90 minutes.

  165. 6 GOP senators will vote for wall if Trump deals amnesties and cheap Labour.
    They must think Trump is a fool. Democrats pull this stunt repeatedly – do a deal then, present an excuse that the other must pass their side of the deal immediately and when their legislation becomes law, they back track and want to remake and obstruct the deal for the other party.
    But Trump is woke to them.

  166. thefrolickingmole

    My ex-wife still buys my underwear

    You know the polonium lining isnt good for you dont you?

  167. P

    Gunner I want you to wear your yellow vest to the protest and grab the mike and lead the crowd in a stirring rendition of La Vie En Rose in solidarity with the French Brotherhood.

    Like this.

  168. Stimpson J. Cat

    Worse Hetero.

    Straight Men can’t even pretend to be degenerate Transvestites in peace these days.
    How far we have fallen.

    Dame Edna is next.

  169. Tailgunner

    Yes, yellow vests on please people.
    Optics is everything for the Revolution.

  170. DrBeauGan

    The left-right dichotomy has changed over the years. In the days of Adam Smith and J S Mill, it was reason versus tradition. The Liberals wanted to follow reason and logic, the Conservatives didn’t trust reason and wanted to stick with the tried and trusted. Both are positions a reasonable man could take. The Liberal position was open to change but could get things horribly wrong; they opposed slavery which was a good idea, but wanted to give women the vote, which we can now see was a bad idea. Conservatives opposed both. Their arguments on giving women the vote were that women are seldom rational and prone to hysteria, which we can see now to be sound and correct. On the other hand Conservatives were authoritarian in those days and favoured kings, the church and the rich as sources of wisdom.

    Currently, lefties are pushing an authoritarian religion of their own as the font of wisdom, something which would have horrified Smith and Mill. Conservatives still believe in objective truth and in reason and logic, up to a point. Lefties have abandoned objective truth and reason, believing only in power. They are quintessentially authoritarian, intolerant of dissent.

    I’m an old fashioned lefty. Rather like Brendan O’Neill. I accept that conservatives have a good point in not trusting reason, it can go wrong; but so can trusting traditions in changing times. I am, however, as one with conservatives in their loathing of current leftism. I loathe the authoritarianism, the contempt for ordinary people, and above all, the disgusting religion of envy, hatred and spite that they peddle. Screaming “Nazi!” at someone you disagree with when it is clear to everyone that the lefties are much closer to the Nazis than Trump supporters are, is just another contemptible tactic.

  171. Tailgunner

    Good stuff, P.
    Did you read the Walgett exchanges above?
    😀

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’ll come.

    And I’ll sing this.

    Hymn Of The Yellows Vests
    By Stimpson J Cat/Coldplay.

    Look at the Vests
    Look how they shine for you
    And everything you do
    Yeah, they were all Yellow
    I came along
    I wrote a song for you
    And all the things you do
    And it was called “Yellow”
    So, then, I took my turn
    Oh, what a thing to’ve done
    And it was all Yellow

    Your skin
    Oh, yeah, your skin and bones
    Turn it into something beautiful
    And you know
    You know I love you so
    You know I love you so

    I swam across
    I jumped across for you
    Oh, what a thing to do
    Cause you were all Yellow
    I crossed a line
    I crossed a line for you
    Oh, what a thing to do
    And it was all Yellow

    Your skin
    Oh, yeah, your skin and bones
    Turn into something beautiful
    And you know
    For you, I’d bleed myself dry
    For you, I’d bleed myself dry

    It’s true
    Look how they shine for you
    Look how they shine for you
    Look how they shine for
    Look how they shine for you
    Look how they shine for you
    Look how they shine
    Look at the Vests
    Look how they shine for you
    And all the things that you do.

  173. Tailgunner

    Dot, get in here and explain your poor geographically memory!

  174. Speedbox

    Top Ender
    #2904373, posted on January 11, 2019 at 11:41 am

    A few years ago I visited the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Bloody fascinating and those Saturn V rockets are very impressive. The old Control Room from the days of the Gemini and Saturn programs has been preserved. Took a seat/photo in a shuttle etc. Great day.

  175. Gab

    Speedbox now thats my idea of a good time! How awesome to see all that?!

  176. John Constantine

    “Changes to the act in 2010 meant that the owner of the property on which a building is built is considered the developer under the warranties, even if they did not engage the builder.”

    This is concerning their Opal Tower.

    Their windmill rort model pays rent to the landowner who owns the paddock the windmill is developed on.

    When the time comes to pay to decommission the windmills, some landowners may be shocked to be handed the bill, as they are the last developer standing after the panama registered holding company the windmills were sold to folds.

    Comrades.

  177. DrBeauGan

    When Conservatives are in charge and try to bring back the divine right of kings, I’ll argue against them. Until then, I’m on their side.

  178. To summarize, the Nazis are considered far-right because they aggressively and invariably opposed the very foundation of left-wing politics – treating people equally in a minimally hierarchical society, and seeking to include those that would otherwise be discriminated against.
    And
    They were highly elitist, they were in favor of large corporations and their needs, they were racist, they were for upholding the social order, they were highly conservative, were all in myths and traditions, and that makes them the clear opposite of the left and places them right there in the far right where they have always been but some right wing people now days are trying to get them away from.

    This is a textbook example of presentism mixed with factless opinion.

    The foundation of left wing politics is absolutely NOT about treating people equally, it was proles v bourg & aristocracy. That was the theory and the likes of Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao carried out the practice by mass murdering those who did not fit into their hierarchical society i.e. exclusion and discrimination (by bullet/starvation/gas etc.)
    It is claimed Hitler did this but by race. But that isn’t entirely accurate. He did it by religion. The J’s are not a race, they are a religion and Hitler didn’t even hate them because of their religious practices but what (he believed) they were – the 1%’s, the “greedy thieving capitalist pigs”, bankers, usury, exploiters…all the things that the modern day left hate, because the left never changes. Previous European anti-semitism was generally based on the ‘not-believing-Jesus-to-be-the-Son-of-God-and-then-crucifying-him’ angle. The J’s were just the “oppressors” in the Far-Right of Socialism Weltanschauung.

    Even more poignant is that the founders of left wing politics, Marx and Engels, were among the first eugenicists, believing that certain races would inevitably die out or vanish in the Communist revolutions and it is absolutely utterly 100% concrete fact that eugenics was wholly founded, owned, supported and promoted by the left, especially the Fabians. It is still practiced today in the misnomered form of Cultural Marxism which should be called Cultural Eugenics since the left have been PREACHING and PRACTISING the idea of cultural hierarchies for decades, cultural relativism IS AND MUST BE A HIERARCHY. Western culture is the bottom, the modern day J’s, complete with capitalism, free markets, whiteness and Christianity. You then move up the hierarchy passing Abo’s, poofters, a variety of skin tones, wyminnses (non-conservative of course) until we get to their newest bestest mates -Islam. The higher orders can change arbitrarily – as they did with Hitler, who later labelled Islam and the Chinese/Asians as superior “races”. Hence, one day we shall have the fun spectacle of the higher order of Islam coming up against the (previously) favoured higher order of poofters. Passing SSM is the worst thing poofters ever did, their usefulness to the left is now gone. Enjoy the ride down (a high rise building). Remember, poofterism was completely de rigeur and accepted in Nazi Germany until the Night of the Long Knives.

    History repeats itself because the left never changes.

    SociaIslam is the 21st Century axis of evil.

    The veneer on the outside may have changed from frowny to smiley – smiley faced Fascism is what Jonah Goldberg calls it – but at its core the left never changes.

    The “myths and traditions” BS – is partly true. The Nazis were into myths in a big way but myths are most certainly not conservative. The entire Aryan race crap was a myth, the Nazi retards believed in Atlantis FFS and sent expeditions to Nepal to dig up the “original” Aryans. The Nazis were a Cult, a Socialist Cult, as all branches and divisions of Socialism are. Look at all the defining characteristics of a Cult and the Nazis and every single leftist retarded collective from the Bolsheviks through the to the Obamaphiles tick every single box of what a Cult is; Cult of Personality worship, symbols and religious like worship, mindless chanting of slogans, belief in a utopia, ostracising and punishing of dissenters & deserters, fear of outsiders, highly propagandised, top-down hierarchical power structure, a small elite cadre at the top who expropriate everything from those below, deviant sexual practices…
    The left never changes.

    So what does the left do to disassociate themselves from their past? Well they change the goalposts and definitions and try to shapeshift into something else. The garbage above is the resulting ahistorical, imbecilic lies that the lying liars have spent decades instilling after their Long Goosestep Through The Institutions (well done Mr Rusty for using Mr Rusty’s brilliant new phrase that nobody else will use, then complain that the left are always winning by lexical slights of hand).

    This is why I set the Fat Donut Munching Lying PoS some homework the other day and he’s spent 48 hours desperately perusing pre-war papers and journals for something…anything that describes the Nazis as right wing or conservative. Not one person I have set on this task has produced a single shred, ever, so give it up Fatboy you got pwned, again. Nobody, before the leftist liars changed the goalposts in the 1950’s, not one single person in the whole world thought the Nazis were anything but Socialists before the war. It’s funny, because this was also the period, according to the lying American left, that the entire anti-slavery Republican party got up and swapped places with the pro-slavery, KKK founding Democrats. Weird that isn’t it? They all literally stood up and swapped parties. Just bloody bizarre. Did the magnetic poles also flip around then too?

    Anyway, it’s all rather pointless trying to explain this to leftards as they are completely deafened to their own ideological dissonance – pushing and advocating 97% Nazi policies whilst screaming about a 0.04% similarity between conservative philosophy and something the Nazi’s once did means that anyone not on the left is the far-right. Hence why Mr Rusty coined the brilliant term “the far-right OF SOCIALISM”, which is so simple and accurate and utterly magnificent that nobody will use it and then complain that the left are always winning by lexical slights of hand and dominate the culture wars. Because adding two words to the end of a slur that turns it into an unbeatable winning return shot is just too bloody hard isn’t it…
    Sometimes the right never changes too.

  179. Black Ball

    Watching Top Gear with the lads driving around in Albania. Looks to be rather picturesque, particularly along the coast. Any posters here been to this part of the world, imagine it would be a cheap trip.

  180. bespoke

    Unless the yellow vest protesters have a long term plan for welfare and education reform then I’m not interested. I suspect most haven’t given it a thought or would like more of the same.

  181. Herodotus

    As BoN said somewhere, breitbart is good. I see that Delingpole has referenced Sinc in his piece on Australia helping UK regarding awful smokes packaging.
    Breitbart link

  182. cohenite

    DrBeauGan

    #2904575, posted on January 11, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Well said. have the rest of the thread off.

  183. pete m

    Speedbox, one of my treasured moments from the USA trip was doing just that. So bummed we had to leave early as kids were pretty shattered from 9 days of themeparks.

    We also did the shuttle ride that mimics takeoff. Was amazing.

    Did not do the trip to a launchpad – just drove by in bus.

    The old rockets were fascinating.

    Touching a shuttle was fun too.

    My kids also enjoyed the space station tubes playarea and slide.

    Still on the bucket list to visit for a longer session.

  184. Herodotus

    One day I hope to be able to invite Calli and her beloved to a bbq, provide plenty of more than adequate wines and play Louis Prima recordings.

  185. bespoke

    DrBeauGan
    #2904587, posted on January 11, 2019 at 2:54 pm
    When Conservatives are in charge and try to bring back the divine right of kings, I’ll argue against them. Until then, I’m on their side.

    I don’t think any chance of that but the lingering fascination remains for both left and right. I’m not a royalist the only use for it is as source of humility for the government.

  186. Cassie of Sydney

    “DrBeauGan
    #2904575, posted on January 11, 2019 at 2:34 pm”

    Excellent post Dr.

  187. Rae

    I note the ABC led all bulletins today with the earth shattering exclusive that the finance minister mid-last year spent $37K flying around the country to try and get a tax reform package across the line.

    Home from Canberra to Perth, wasn’t it? With a brief stop in Adelaide to manufacture a reason for being the sole passenger on board the plane.

  188. feelthebern

    Haven’t the political classes discovered video conferencing yet?

  189. Here’s a look at the idiot who tried to rob a UFC girlie.
    Bad choice, mate.

  190. Mother Lode

    Wine is very much personal taste.
    In whites, I like Chardy, Semillon and Riesling. Reds its Pinot, Cab Sav and Shiraz. But Nebbiolo is now starting to really take my fancy. I don’t like Sav Blanc

    You can get a pretty decent Hunter Semillon for about $30 from Dan Murphys – the Tyrrell’s Blue Ribbon. I think it is the 2009 vintage available now.

    Chardonnay is still great – although I think a lot of people have had bad experiences from when it became the default white wine and so a lot of low grade stuff was produced.

    Australian Sauvignon Blanc is poorly balanced and overwhelms the palate. Loire Sauvignons can be very interesting because they do more than just ‘fruit’ flavours. (Which is true of just about all their wines, really.)

  191. feelthebern

    Post the GFC, my former employer formalised a very loose travel policy.
    Domestic travel had to be economy, not business (as it was pre GFC).
    International travel had to be business, not first (as it was pre GFC).
    & on all travel approvals, you had to state why the travel was really needed.
    Considering how ubiquitous video conferencing is now, I am surprised there is as much business travel there is these days.

  192. Confused Old Misfit

    THE MEANING OF CONSERVATISM
    And off the topic of conservatism but not completely unrelated:
    Jordan Peterson and Roger Scruton

  193. JC

    Doc

    A lot of us are in that boat. At one stage in my life the only political party I had voted for was the liars party.

    Brendon O’Neil is not a conservative, He’s now libertarian. You’re always welcome on our side.

  194. Infidel Tiger

    Haven’t the political classes discovered video conferencing yet?

    We spent $50bn on an NBN no one uses.

  195. feelthebern

    There is not a single politician in Australia, at any level, that I would vote for.
    I will continue to draw boobies & penises on the ballot paper & pop them in the box.

  196. feelthebern

    Video conference today.
    Myself & a few people at my work.
    A chap in Brisbane.
    A chap, who was driving in Perth.
    All digital, all crystal clear.
    Why get on a plane?

  197. Infidel Tiger

    There is not a single politician in Australia, at any level, that I would vote for.

    Me neither.

    I’m politically homeless. Everyone and everything disgusts me to my core. To my core!

  198. far right, extreme right, …

    Cats (socks excluded) are members of the ALWAYS right.

  199. feelthebern

    Australia deserves a multi-term, hard left, green-labor government.
    I just hope Shorten doesn’t screw it up like Rudd-Gillard-Rudd & throw it all away & they are only in power for a term or two.

  200. Infidel Tiger

    Most meetings would be far better in a WhatsApp group.

    Meetings are probably the most useless things we as humans ever do.

  201. Confused Old Misfit

    Ben Weingarten: What would you suggest is the single most effective argument, single most powerful argument for conservatism, especially for younger Americans who completely reject it out of hand and probably have no sense as to what it actually really means?

    Sir Roger Scruton: Well, the single most powerful argument is to look around you at what you have and compare it with the rest of the world, and soon you will understand that we are rather intelligent to conserve it rather than to destroy it. Look at history. I know young people don’t look at history very much, but look at what happens when people think that they only have to pull down all the things that irritate them and something beautiful will come in their place. On the contrary, you pull things down easily, but nothing comes in their place.

  202. feelthebern

    Admittedly, there was no reason the chap in Perth who was driving to be on video call, he could have just used the dial in option.
    But he was showing off, which is common amongst the males of Perth.

  203. feelthebern

    Most meetings would be far better in a WhatsApp group.

    Yep & WeChat.

  204. I’m politically homeless.

    Have you considered the Ablutin’, Rootin’ and Shootin’ Party (ARS party) ?

  205. feelthebern

    Does Justin Langer have daughters & sisters?
    If so, did Maxwell do something to one of them?

  206. None

    Happy Anniversary Delta
    Keep proving the bastards wrong.
    May the next decade be even better!

  207. Cactus

    Considering how ubiquitous video conferencing is now, I am surprised there is as much business travel there is these days.

    For my company, I think it is in part to show clients you really care. At the end of the day I still think business is about relationships. When you fly to the other side of the planet to meet with them, it means you give a damn about their business. Flicking off an email does not.

    Also in my business I think more than ever, body language is important to trust. Very hard to get that by teleconferencing.

    For some, I think people like the odd business trip as it gives them a chance to get away from their routines. Away from their families, regular work etc. It breaks it up.

    On the flip side, the people who really should be the vanguard of teleconferencing should be the climate change brigade. They should have all their conferences via regional centres linking mini-conferences in Chicago, London, Hong Kong and Rio together. They could set a real example to business that it is possible to cut down air travel. The fact that they don’t tells me that they do not think that the problem at hand is not that big a deal.

  208. El Problemo is that both major parties are closed shops.

    Reasonable people influencing* the direction of either party is impossible.

    *Unless you are wealthy as Mick Trumble and simply buy the party.

  209. feelthebern

    Agree Cactus, but if you video conference with some people as much as you would normally chat on the phone, you can go to London (example), twice every 3 years for business, instead of once every year.
    But you are right, depends on what the game is.

  210. did Maxwell do something to one of them?

    It is assumed that he shat in Justin’s man purse.

  211. None

    So I was right about you being a lefty, DrBeauGan. Just a bit more old school. Well done for standing your ground. I’d argue that Mark Latham is actually more on the money and has been for many years. It is really no longer a left vs right dichotomy but an Insiders vs Outsiders kind of world. Hence the rise of the vapid Uni party and the yellow vests.

  212. DrBeauGan

    I never thought Brendan O’Neill was a conservative, JC. He describes himself as a Marxist. I don’t believe him. I suspect he says that to annoy lefties, which is fair enough.

  213. bespoke

    I don’t think your a strict libertarian, JC. I don’t identify with either but happily move between the two depending the circumstances. DrBeauGan loathes authoritarianism and that’s a good enough bond for me to share a beers with anyone.

  214. Mitch M.

    El Problemo is that both major parties are closed shops.

    Reasonable people influencing* the direction of either party is impossible.

    Nailed it.

  215. None

    Brendan O’Neill is a radical, a radical lefty and I don’t think you would come close to him Beaugan. Even Andrew Bolt gets a bit frightened as to how radical Brendan O’Neill is on free speech for example. But I’m happy that you lean towards the Brendan O’Neill end in the spectrum of things rather than the SHY Gillard Shorten axis. Most people who posted on the Cat are actually lefties and a few too many of them via towards the authoritarian kind.

  216. DrBeauGan

    I’d argue that Mark Latham is actually more on the money

    Compared with me, Mark Latham is a wild eyed lefty. His grasp of economics is pitiful. He’s a social conservative, which these days just means he’s sane.

  217. Mitch M.

    For my company, I think it is in part to show clients you really care. At the end of the day I still think business is about relationships. When you fly to the other side of the planet to meet with them, it means you give a damn about their business. Flicking off an email does not.

    Yep. My father told me that the best business was often conducted at the 19th hole.

    Imagine the mayhem if diplomacy was conducted via social media, within days the world would be in flames.

  218. feelthebern

    For those with a WSJ login, Kimberley Strassel has a good piece up about how Obama was a total c*nt re his 2013 shut down & how the Trump shutdown is very different.

  219. None

    I was just referring to the latham’s insider-outsider taxonomy BG. Yeah you’re quite a pussy compared to Brendan O’Neill as well. But you’re allowed to be. There’s only one BG.

  220. Steve trickler

    Fraser Anning on African Crime – Press Conference in full.

    He handled himself well. Maybe have some water handy next time to help clear the throat.

    The media attack on this bloke will backfire.



  221. C.L.

    ‘I was believed immediately’: Terry Crews on being a male sexual assault survivor.

    LOL. Of what is he a “survivor”?

    In October last year, Crews became the most high-profile male entertainment industry figure to reveal, as part of the #metoo movement, his experience of being sexually assaulted.

    In 2016, he was grabbed on the crotch at a party by Adam Venit, a powerful Hollywood talent agent to stars like Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy. Crews’ wife Rebecca was standing next to him at the time.

    Crews decided to speak publicly about the incident a week after the Harvey Weinstein allegations put sexual misconduct in the headlines …

    Yeah, no. If you walked out of Auschwitz you’re a survivor.
    And yes, people tended to believe a large muscular man when he related how another man got away with groping his genitals in front of his wife. No man would lie about something so embarrassing.

  222. DrBeauGan

    Even Andrew Bolt gets a bit frightened as to how radical Brendan O’Neill is on free speech.

    Shocking Andrew Bolt is a public duty. Scaring him on free speech? Good-o.

  223. feelthebern

    LOL.
    BIG PAPA.

    Breaking NRL sex tape story.
    I love this NRL off season.

  224. None

    Yep. My father told me that the best business was often conducted at the 19th hole.

    Or at smoko.

    We had a bit discussion about this in my family over Christmas when one of my siblings was talking about issues he’d had with one of his salespeople whom he subsequently fired. Key criteria in any business to actually engage your client, establish some sort of rapport and relationship. Forget the ERMS and the like -you can teach a monkey to input data. What is really important are those social skills.

  225. thefrolickingmole

    Meetings are probably the most useless things we as humans ever do.

    Our old mine manager used to have 40 minute to an hour and a half of site meeting every morning, it was excruciating..

    New boss, 15 minutes is a long meeting and somehow we get the same amount of useful information.

    Modern tech for teleconferencing is awesome, and every green loon who books a flight to a “conference” somewhere should be shuffled into a booth with a camera and screen and his $5000 of accommodation and air tickets burnt in front of him.

  226. Cassie of Sydney

    “Even Andrew Bolt gets a bit frightened as to how radical Brendan O’Neill is on free speech for example.”

    I think that Bolt gets frightened a lot nowadays. He has lost his mojo…he wants to be liked by his enemies. Having said that, getting attacked on the street would frighten a lot of people….and rightly so.

  227. Compared with me, Mark Latham is a wild eyed lefty. His grasp of economics is pitiful. He’s a social conservative, which these days just means he’s sane.

    Latham is a Paternalistic Conservative.
    Most people are naturally conservative and the bog standard lefty-by-default is actually a Paternalistic Conservative too. They just don’t know it or realise it. There are lots of different types of conservative but the word has had so much negative connotation applied to it by the actual filthy disgusting retarded left that most people have forgotten or downright reject their rightness. The aim of the conservatives should be to remind everyone again of what they are instead of trying to change themselves into what they incorrectly think everyone else incorrectly thinks they are. How do you think things got so badly fucked up in the first place?

  228. feelthebern

    Mark Latham & David Leyonhjelm both just want to get 8 years on the public teat courtesy of the tax payers of NSW.

  229. calli

    Meetings with colleagues are just a way to avoid actual work.

    Unless your work is to have meetings.

    Which begs the question…what the hell do you do all day?

  230. calli

    Meetings with customers/suppliers are different. Relationship building which is fine and dandy until either party stuffs up. Then you find out all about the quality of that “relationship”.

    Keep contact short, sweet and do a good job. Forget the ego massaging, it’s worthless.

  231. Infidel Tiger

    LOL.
    BIG PAPA.

    Breaking NRL sex tape story.
    I love this NRL off season.

    I hope there’s a woman involved.

    Most NRL sex scandals involve lots of guys and one lonely chick.

  232. jupes

    He handled himself well.

    He’s good and he’s improving all the time.

    The media attack on this bloke will backfire.

    Indeed. Their attempted ‘gotchas’ failed every time. They came across as a bunch of high school kids being schooled by an adult.

  233. Snoopy

    72.2c. The little Aussie battler must be on yippee beans.

  234. Dr Fred Lenin

    Hello who is a lucky boy then

  235. Diogenes

    ep. My father told me that the best business was often conducted at the 19th hole.

    Or at smoko.

    With very very few exceptions, and those are where the content is purely technical I find whenever I go on a training course, I learn more at smoko & lunch, and the walk to the station than I do in the classroom

  236. DrBeauGan

    Latham is a Paternalistic Conservative.
    Most people are naturally conservative and the bog standard lefty-by-default is actually a Paternalistic Conservative too. They just don’t know it or realise it. There are lots of different types of conservative but the word has had so much negative connotation applied to it by the actual filthy disgusting retarded left that most people have forgotten or downright reject their rightness. The aim of the conservatives should be to remind everyone again of what they are instead of trying to change themselves into what they incorrectly think everyone else incorrectly thinks they are. How do you think things got so badly fucked up in the first place?

    You have to distinguish the social conservative, which most people are from the economic conservative. Latham still has socialist economic ideas, which are, to be kind, confused.

    Paternalism is about treating the rest of the human race as small children who need to be looked after. All politicians feel this way, from Malcolm Fraser to Malcolm Turnbull and in between.

  237. None

    For a rank amateur who really has had no media training Fraser Anning handled that quite well. I wanted to know who the accusatory female journo was who hogged the questions on the side. She sounded like she was about to burst into tears because she was so incensed that Fraser Anning may have a different opinion to her that she must report. She epitomized the activist media both in her line of questioning, her aggression, and her refusal to actually consider his answers.

  238. jupes

    I don’t agree with all of Mark Latham’s politics, he reckons ‘climate change’ requires a policy response for example, but I love the fact he fights against political correctness. Unlike every single member of the Liberal Party – he fights.

    The NSW upper house may be a small place to resurrect his political career, but his effect will be great. Safe Schools’ advocates won’t be feeling too safe.

  239. calli

    They came across as a bunch of high school kids being schooled by an adult.

    They did indeed. They all had the same whiney, truculent voice and all sounded the same. Even the male.

    NPC voice units.

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