Open Forum: January 19, 2019

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  1. mh

    Memory Fault

    Never ever threaten me again, or you’ll be selling your home to make up legal fees. You first pulled that suitor stunt and I never back down. Just remember that next time you issue a threat against me.

    Do that one more time and your slanderous accusations against me will be dealt with harshly and without remorse….

    Get a grip, JC. It’s just a blog.

  2. JC

    Gilas

    I read your comment but here’s the point. There are many trolls here – not just those you disagree with politically. For instance, endlessly posting mindless Muslim baiting comments is a form of trolling.

    Those idiots you referred to are basically par for the course as far as leftwing views go.

  3. Eyrie

    Can we vote JC off the island?

  4. mh

    Or more accurately, you are a guest on someone else’s website.

  5. calli

    Gilas, ignoring works, especially for the abusive ones. But sometimes, I just cannae help myself. Perhaps the instructions on how to deal with them need review.

    We need to be aware of the big picture.

  6. Entropy

    Since Jan 10th it’s still being processed at the couriers’ Sydney depot. Nearly 4 weeks!!

    It’s called processed? Thru kidneys no doubt.

  7. JC

    mh

    He’s been making threats similar to the one above a few times. Talk to him, not me.

  8. Infidel Tiger

    Stfu you Boomer idiots.

    No one gives a shit about your personal beefs.

  9. Eyrie

    “Steam input and output is not in any way affected by ambient air temperatures. In fact, it is not even related to temperatures of anything at all.”
    Did you pass Thermo 101?

  10. JC

    Eyrie

    Curry’s turn shows she has a decent mind and able to change her mind when evidence changes. You don’t appear to have this attribute and want to not only vote her off the island, but me too because I showed you up for being a closed minded pygmy. Grow a set or bugger off.

  11. Eyrie

    Curry is just another Climate carpetbagger. She knew which way the wind blew and was making a nice living as a university professor and consultant pandering to the alarmist bs. Then Climategate happened and she changed her tune. Nothing to do with science.
    Stick to finance JC. The adults are discussing science about which you have no idea.
    You are the worst commenter here for making personal sledging attacks and I’m sure plenty here are sick of it. Grow up.

  12. EvilElvis

    #areallmensickfucks

    Trending. Define ‘sick’…

  13. Infidel Tiger

    50% of the comments on this horrid website are about hurty feelings. Stfu you stupid old xunts.

    No one cares.

  14. calli

    Harrrrumph!

    My feelings are local, artisan and intimate, I’ll have you know.

  15. Tel

    How firetrucked is Australia?

    Australian logistics is a delicate artform, often unappreciated… I find that for wine shipments, using Australia Post with a destination of a PO Box works quite well, if and only if you choose a good post office for your PO box (some are undoubtedly better than others), and shipping during the cooler part of the year is overall a good idea. Most shipments turn up in about one week… insist on a tracking number even if it costs a buck more.

  16. C.L.

    That silly old Indian codger with the heathen drum and his coterie of young companions targeted the MAGA-capped lad and then didn’t like it when the stout-hearted youngster stared him down. This was today’s fake news lie from the media (dutifully run by the ABC earlier today).

  17. Infidel Tiger

    Artisan feelings?

    That is the greatest name for something. Not sure what, but it should trademarked.

  18. C.L.

    March for Life …
    Link

    Wow. Sarc tags next time, Dover, please.
    It was like a surging tsunami of humanity. Censored by the media, naturally.

  19. JC

    Curry is just another Climate carpetbagger.

    Lol.

    She knew which way the wind blew and was making a nice living as a university professor and consultant pandering to the alarmist bs.

    Like I said, she changed her mind when the evidence changed, but you- Eyrie- have this amazing ability to read minds and see the truth. You’re a walking lie detector machine.

    Then Climategate happened and she changed her tune. Nothing to do with science.

    Climategate did not change one single mind in terms of a cross over. It still hasn’t.

    The adults are discussing science about which you have no idea.

    Yep, the adult like you, right? Curry views are lacking because, according to you, she once believed in alarmism and changed her mind. But you, being a first rate scientist and walking lie detector can see through all this. That’s some real hard science I’m seeing. 🙂

    What exactly are wrong with Curry’s views since she took the turn? Detail them!

    You are the worst commenter here for making personal sledging attacks and I’m sure plenty here are sick of it. Grow up.

    Lets all be sweet and nice, like a teenage girl’s Facebook page even when stupid comments deserved to be called out.
    And by the way, what happened to your promise to ignore my comments?

    STFU Eyrie.

  20. Memoryvault

    Well, that’s the washing done, brought in, folded and put way, the dishwasher is chugging away merrily, the sprinkler is on at its final station, dinner is on, and the chooks fed and watered.

    Who said this multi-tasking is so hard?

    Now please excuse me while I collapse with a wine.

  21. Fisky

    https://twitter.com/AustenAllred/status/1086826698744549376

    Austen Allred

    Verified account

    @AustenAllred
    4h4 hours ago
    More
    Companies that regularly attend Davos underperform the S&P 500 by a lot

  22. Pedro the Ignorant

    Interesting.

    43C outside today, I have the evaporative aircon going to five of the rooms in the “new” (c. 1920) house keeping the temp at a very pleasant 26C.

    The two back rooms are not ducted yet the temperature in there is just 30C. I suspect that 12 foot ceilings, a huge gabled roof and 50 year old shade trees on that side are keeping the inside temps down.

    Not going all hippy/gerbilist/artisan, however. The aircon is staying on until the temp reaches something cooler than egg frying range.

  23. Tel

    Curry is just another Climate carpetbagger. She knew which way the wind blew and was making a nice living as a university professor and consultant pandering to the alarmist bs. Then Climategate happened and she changed her tune. Nothing to do with science.

    I don’t blame her for making a buck … it’s a free country (ho ho) and we all do what we need to do to keep afloat. Sure … it’s nothing to do with science, but each of us made that transition from science to politics in our own way and Curry was polite at each step and never stuck the knife into any fellow traveler (to the best of my knowledge).

  24. Infidel Tiger

    Low 30c’s on the coast, 40c+ a few kms inland.

  25. Memoryvault

    Artisan feelings?

    Scientific term for Japanese painters being all emotional, IT.

  26. Oh come on

    The Daily Caller has collated a useful list of 11 Wussia media bombshells that didn’t go off (plus a bonus bomb!). Naturally, m0nty rode every single one into the dirt.

  27. Tom

    Censored by the media, naturally.

    Eighty to ninety per cent of the news media now regards tricking the public with propaganda designed to make us change our mind about a political issue as a legitimate misuse of journalism. God help us. The news media, which used to be our eyes and ears, is now the enemy of the people.

  28. P

    Gilas,
    I wondered why you brought up the topic of tolls here earlier today. I am guessing that you include socks in that same category. Why bring up the topic and name those you deem to be such?
    I cannot recall you ever being called a troll or a sock.
    I also cannot remember you commenting at the times of accusations and innuendoes made here.

  29. Fisky

    Some very interesting articles on MMT have been put out in the last few days. People are warming to the idea. Soon it will be the consensus and there is nothing that neo-classical economists can do about it!

    https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2019/01/16/1547640616000/America-has-never-worried-about-financing-its-priorities/

    Allow us to grossly simplify. Advocates for modern monetary theory argue that, for a sovereign country with its own currency, there is no inherently unacceptable level of government debt — that country does not automatically begin to collapse when debt reaches 90 per cent of GDP, or even 200 per cent of GDP. The country appropriates what it believes is necessary for domestic programs, regardless of revenue.

    A traditionalist would see this as a prescription for inflation: increase the supply of money and, as with any commodity, you reduce its value. Modern monetary theorists argue that inflation happens only when the real economy — plants, machines, workers — can’t absorb what the government is spending. So: disconnect spending from taxation. Spend until the economy is at capacity, using all of its resources perfectly. Raise taxes only to cool down inflation, when the real economy exceeds that capacity.

    Notice how Japan is not going to default because they issue their own currency and owe the debt to themselves.

  30. Memoryvault

    Curry was polite at each step and never stuck the knife into any fellow traveler (to the best of my knowledge).

    Go read her very first post, and subsequent comments, at WUWT, immediately after Climategate.

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I suspect that 12 foot ceilings, a huge gabled roof and 50 year old shade trees on that side are keeping the inside temps down.

    Built when they knew how to build for the climate, Pedro.

  32. mh

    The story that keeps giving:

    VIDEO: CENK UYGUR DECLARED ‘TRUMP’S DONE’ HOURS BEFORE BUZZFEED STORY DEBUNKED

    Liberals humiliated after Mueller calls out fake news

    https://www.infowars.com/video-cenk-uygur-declared-trumps-done-hours-before-buzzfeed-story-debunked/

  33. Gilas

    JC
    #2912519, posted on January 20, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Those idiots you referred to are basically par for the course as far as leftwing views go.

    No argument from me. But what’s the point of wasting time pumping up their tires? I couldn’t GAF about their BS and stirring. Must be just me..

    calli
    #2912522, posted on January 20, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    We need to be aware of the big picture.

    Lol!

  34. Infidel Tiger

    President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce MMT.

  35. Memoryvault

    Evening Mrs P.
    Forgive me for not getting up, but I’m a tad tired.
    How do you ladies manage it, all day, day after day?

  36. Fisky

    It is time to abandon the stupid right-wing surplus fetish. It only plays into the hands of the Left, and anyway it is based on unsound economics, as the growing evidence for MMT would suggest.

  37. Oh come on

    I love it so much. Seriously. Are these journos Trump double agents? Sure seems like they are.

  38. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Since Jan 10th it’s still being processed at the couriers’ Sydney depot. Nearly 4 weeks!!

    Stuff that disappears for weeks usually means its been handed over to the gov for suspicious content evaluation. Don’t be surprised if it comes with a nice sticker saying repacked by Australia Post, even though it was never sent through Australia Post. Alternatively they could have just “lost it”.

  39. Oh come on

    Or Beto O’Rourke will during a poetry slam.

  40. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It is time to abandon the stupid right-wing surplus fetish. It only plays into the hands of the Left, and anyway it is based on unsound economics, as the growing evidence for MMT would suggest.

    MMT is crank economics on steroids.

  41. Infidel Tiger

    MMT is crank economics on steroids.

    Is it as stupid as outsourcing your economic base to the third world, creating the world’s most expensive electricity, deliberately keeping wages as low as possible, deliberately restricting the supply of housing and destroying the family unit?

    Corporatism and classical economics have destroyed the western world.

    Enjoy your trinkets.

  42. Tom

    MMT is crank economics on steroids.

    Keynesianism is so uncool it had to invent a new name for itself.

  43. Eyrie:

    You are the worst commenter here for making personal sledging attacks and I’m sure plenty here are sick of it. Grow up.

    OK, Eyrie. I’ll stop telling JC that he is a sook for saying other posters are bullying him.
    I won’t say anything more about The Master Of the Universe and his tenuous grasp on the tightrope he, just like billions of other people, walk every day.
    I will not tell him that he is a loudmouthed boor with the professional ethos of Bill Clinton, nor that he is one of the most repugnant people who post on this site.
    Deal?

  44. Fisky

    The best right-wing Presidents already believed in MMT without really knowing it. Reagan believed in permanent deficits and Trump is pretty comfortable with them too. Whereas all the dumb conservatives try to balance the budget and then wonder why they get trounced at the next election.

  45. feelthebern

    Artisan Tiger will be Negan from the Walking Dead when the revolution comes.

  46. Fisky

    The neo-liberal ponzi economy has been an utter failure. Wages flatlined, permanent underemployment, a massive private debt bubble tied to a single asset class – housing. Immigration running at 250,000 a year to avoid a technical recession. Horrible crushloading of our cities thanks to over-population. The degradation of our best universities into permanent residence pathways. It’s complete madness.

  47. Fisky

    Is it as stupid as outsourcing your economic base to the third world

    Flogging off strategic assets to PRC front companies in the name of “free trade”. Get serious.

  48. feelthebern

    The Cat was grumpy that day.

  49. I don’t know anything about MMT.
    Is that what Trump was talking about when he said that most of the deficit could be cancelled by just burning the notes issued by the Fed to the government?
    Or something?
    JC, your thoughts?

  50. bespoke

    Gilas
    #2912513, posted on January 20, 2019 at 6:12 pm
    Stimpson J. Cat
    You are also one of only three who responded to my query.

    Wrong look again.

  51. cohenite

    We’re luck, at the Cat because Cronkite has all the answers. He’ll tell you. But you can’t ask him questions.

    Happy to oblige wriggles. You mentioned or at least quoted some people who do know about these thing, natural variability which simply means non-human climate forcings and feedbacks. This is the nub of the whole issue: is what is happening with the climate entirely due to NV or is there a human component to it.

    Now let’s start with a process called detrending whereby all natural variation forcings are removed and supposedly what will be left will be the rate of temperature increase due to human emissions of CO2. This was infamously done back in 2011 in the paper Global temperature evolution 1979–2010 by Grant Foster and Stefan Rahmstorf, F&R.

    Have a quick squiz at the paper head prefect and will discuss your thoughts.

    By the way Judith Curry, who is a smart lady, collaborated with Muller to write a paper disavowing UHI.

  52. Steve trickler.

    There is a tit for tat debate going on between Tony Heller and a bloke called Potholer.



  53. Shy Ted

    Mr Herrmann — whose mother died when he was young — had been living rough.
    Young Codey is a product of a near-remote Aboriginal area, Coen in Cape York. Mother dying young is code for a background of substance abuse, unemployment and domestic violence in the family unit. Young Codey will have had poor school attendance, academic performance and significant behavioral problems. Likely he has foetal alcohol spectrum disorder contributing to low intelligence and behavioral problems. If he had stayed in his community he’d have been assaulting Aboriginal women, mostly in a substance-induced haze. Victoria is much more likely to have had a slight civilizing effect on him but the hard-wiring remains. Time in a correctional institution may have cleaned him up a bit and given him a few skills for employment rather than entrenched the criminality the left like to portray. But to a biologically impulsive and vulnerable person there are just too many temptations out there and they’re much easier than a life of toil and responsibility which he has never known. I would doubt murder was the intent, more likely sexual assault while substance-affected and it went wrong. You can’t view these occurrences which are a daily fact of life in Aboriginal communities through an IQ of 100+ and some degree of rational thought, they’re much more simple – a near-complete bypass of the frontal lobes and a good opportunity. Yes he knew it was wrong but the primal passion wins.

  54. Tintarella di Luna

    CENK UYGUR DECLARED ‘TRUMP’S DONE’ HOURS BEFORE BUZZFEED STORY DEBUNKED

    . the dumbest gobshite ever given a microphone.

  55. Black Ball

    Pasta for dinner, enjoying a wine with the great Federer gracing centre court. Good times.

  56. Tintarella di Luna

    President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce MMT.

    . Photographs of Ms Ocasio-Cortez invariably remind me of a bug-eyed braying donkey, most unflattering.

  57. Roger

    I suspect that 12 foot ceilings, a huge gabled roof and 50 year old shade trees on that side are keeping the inside temps down.

    I concur.

  58. Leigh Lowe

    CENK UYGUR DECLARED ‘TRUMP’S DONE’ HOURS BEFORE BUZZFEED STORY DEBUNKED

    . the dumbest gobshite ever given a microphone.

    Whenever my doctor orders some pathology tests and they come back showing that my schadenfreude levels are low, I run the 2016 Young Turks election night special.

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    . Photographs of Ms Ocasio-Cortez invariably remind me of a bug-eyed braying donkey, most unflattering.

    You are being very harsh – on donkey’s – are you not, Tinta?

  60. Steve trickler.

    Potholer at 5:30 in response.

    Potholer is citing a paper from Marcott, Clark, Shakun etc. LOL!

    People might want to check out their history. Marcott’s name stood out immediately.

    Bad Potholer.

  61. Tintarella di Luna

    Whenever my doctor orders some pathology tests and they come back showing that my schadenfreude levels are low, I run the 2016 Young Turks election night special.

    LOL – thanks Leigh

  62. Bruce of Newcastle

    Grant Foster and Stefan Rahmstorf

    Notorious. I love when trolls raise that paper, which they regularly do, since it is easy to run them over with a great big natural climate change truck. After they peel themselves off the asphalt they slink away.

    Rahmstorf is still squeaking da sky is falling, da sky is falling!

    PIK Scientist Rahmstorf Goes After Hebrew University’s Nir Shaviv …But Gets Caught Fudging Inconvenient Data (18 Jan)

    He got run over again, by Dr Shaviv’s truck this time…only M0nty has more tyre marks on his body than Stefan.

    Rahmstorf is climate royalty, which shows you the level of intellect required in the climateer royal family.

  63. Bruce of Newcastle

    Grant Foster and Stefan Rahmstorf

    Notorious. I love when trolls raise that paper, which they regularly do, since it is easy to run them over with a great big natural climate change truck. After they peel themselves off the asphalt they slink away.

    Rahmstorf is still squeaking da sky is falling, da sky is falling!

    PIK Scientist Rahmstorf Goes After H-brew University’s Nir Shaviv …But Gets Caught Fudging Inconvenient Data (18 Jan)

    He got run over again, by Dr Shaviv’s truck this time…only M0nty has more tyre marks on his body than Stefan.

    Rahmstorf is climate royalty, which shows you the level of intellect required in the climateer royal family.

  64. Eyrie

    “OK, Eyrie. I’ll stop telling JC that he is a sook for saying other posters are bullying him.
    I won’t say anything more about The Master Of the Universe and his tenuous grasp on the tightrope he, just like billions of other people, walk every day.
    I will not tell him that he is a loudmouthed boor with the professional ethos of Bill Clinton, nor that he is one of the most repugnant people who post on this site.
    Deal?”
    Winston, any approbrium JC attracts is due to his repellent style and personality. No blame on those who tell him so. He’s good on finance/share trading and needs to stick to it.

  65. Steve trickler.

    9:51 , Potholer cites a paper and suggests it is scientific gospel.

    “The direct effects of CO2 and other greenhouse gases on Earth temperature are relatively well understood.”

    Fuck off!

    Computer models which rely on this are useless.

  66. Eyrie

    FMD , moderated. This is nuts.
    Winston I wasn’t having a shot at you.

  67. Eyrie

    Winston, any approbrium JC attracts is due to his repellent style and personality. No blame on those who tell him so. He’s good on finance/share trading and needs to stick to it.

  68. Eyrie

    Wow. Just tested that. Try again.

  69. P

    https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/it-was-getting-ugly-the-native-american-who-faced-down-his-tormentors-20190120-p50shy.html
    Disgraceful headline.
    Complete fabrication.

    A few hours or more ago I watched a video on a news article, I think it was from Cincinnati, which showed the Native American singing words not just sounds. I cant find it anywhere now, not even on youtube, so I’ll refrain from stating here the words he was singing.
    It appears that all videos now show no words spoken in song by the Native American. We can only wait and see if these words from the mouth of the Native American again become available to us.

  70. MatrixTransform

    afraid people here take this blog for granted and the freedom to comment

    This place is a nugget.

    A little like The Burning Platform, another of my favourites.

    The people there handle the retards elegantly and hilariously… like The Cat

  71. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I don’t know anything about MMT.

    MMT is basically looking at economics through the lens of totalitarian communism. Taxes drives everything according to MMT cranks, the more the merrier.

  72. Eyrie

    Clearly there is no such thing as Artificial Intelligence.
    The spaminator is an Artificial Moron.

  73. old bloke

    Killing Free Speech, a good movie to watch (1 hour 24 mins).

  74. Eyrie

    Winston, any approbrium JC attracts is due to him. No blame on those who tell him so. He’s good on finance/share trading and needs to stick to it.

  75. Crossie

    calli
    #2912540, posted on January 20, 2019 at 6:40 pm
    Today in Stupid

    That woman is living proof that you can’t cure it.

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Now please excuse me while I collapse with a wine.

    Mind if I join you, MV? A nice botanical G & T for me. Apart from feeding chooks (simply substitute a loudly complaining Attapuss) I have been there, done all that multitasking domestic labour today. Plus, I have ferried Hairy to the doc this morning (I insisted), then under doc’s instructions to Emergency at a major hospital after that (you may note that the Vaucluse peninsula does not include such in the local environs, so this is traffic driving), waited around there as they discuss admitting him, cheering him up about the size of the IV canula and drip he has had to have, and now bringing him home for daily home-based hospital IV treatment (they try not to admit in case of further infection) and now starting to cook him a nice meal while he insists he is not in hospital so can crack a beer open. I did nick off during the long waiting period while he stayed in a little room while blood tests were done; went to the David Jones sales in Bondi Junction and picked up a snazzy new coat, a t-shirt for me and one for him, and a chirpy new blouse. Saved a lot of money, so I told him as I carried my own parcels in home while he thankfully clutched his no-tnecessary o/nite bag. I have to drive him back to Emergency tomorrow morning for review. No waiting though this time; we’ll go straight through. 🙂

  77. Eyrie

    OoooK, “his repellent style and personality” attracts the spaminator. FMS

  78. Eyrie

    Yep, got it JC is a protected species.

  79. Eyrie

    OoooK, “his style and personality” attracts the spaminator. FMS

  80. Eyrie

    Ah, “repellent” is a banned word.

  81. Eyrie

    Yep, got it. “tenelleper” is a banned word.

  82. Eyrie

    Reverse the order of the letters.

  83. Steve trickler.

    Potholer cites “mountains of studies”…… good god, and they’ve all been wrong. Didn’t take long to figure this bloke out. Speaking and citing papers like they are settled science. What a wanker. And it would take hours of videos now to sort it out.

    Heller has to be more specific in response.

  84. cohenite

    He got run over again, by Dr Shaviv’s truck this time

    Shaviv is a very good scientist.

  85. P

    The media seem to target Christians and particularly Catholics, e.g. today’s reporting on Covington Catholic High School.
    I spent about an hour this afternoon going through the hundreds of photos on the Parramatta Diocese’s WYD site. There are 171 from the diocese attending WYD in Panama and today I viewed the photos from their third day in Mexico. Incredible photos of the church in Mexico and wonderful photos of all those young Catholics. Heartening to see.

  86. Eyrie

    Yep,ven when posted as a single word. Where do you get this deficient software, Sinc? Sirius Cybernetics?

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yep, got it. “tenelleper” is a banned word.

    Eyrie – Your sp elling is too good. Try a space after the ‘p’.
    We have the same problem with je welry.
    Make sure you tinyurl any links with these in them.

  88. Sinclair Davidson

    Unfortunately the word-baner is quite rough. So word that contain banned words are themselves caught up by the word-baner.

  89. Memoryvault

    You’re welcome, Lizzie. Pull up a pew and chill out.
    Dinner has been served and eaten – crumbed steak, potato in butter, wrapped in alfoil baked in the oven, served with carrots, peas and beans for me and Spawn of Satan (granddaughter), and a bowl of goop for the cripple.

  90. Eyrie

    OK , but Jesus wept that is a a particularly stupid Artificial Stupid. Who wrote that? Up against the Wall, some the Revolution.

  91. Memoryvault

    Unfortunately the word-baner

    We have a word-baner as well as a word banner?
    Sheesh. No wonder we can’t win.

  92. Eyrie

    I’m outta here. See you tomorrow.

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lizzie, I read and enjoyed your review of “The Husband Hunters.” Well done.

  94. Leigh Lowe

    Ah, yes, the word rep3llent contains the name of a well known Cardinal.

  95. Bruce of Newcastle

    The media seem to target Christians and particularly Catholics

    P – Yes. This is from today:

    It’s Open War on Christianity (John Hinderaker, Powerline blog)

    We have been writing about the growing anti-Semitism of the Democratic Party, but don’t kid yourself: the Left hates Christianity more than it does Judaism. The Left’s bigotry has manifested itself over the last few days in connection with Karen Pence, the vice-president’s wife. David French explains (links omitted):

    I cannot see how a Christian can be a lefty any more. The Left is after anything Christian. I suspect we’ll see persecution increase here too after the next election.

  96. Eyrie

    Reading ” Multiverse: The Many Worlds of Poul Anderson”. (check it out on Amazon.) Got old friends to visit and spend time with. Wonderful.

  97. calli

    WordBane.

    Sounds like Tolkienesque weapon, like NounBiter or NameSmite.

  98. Muddy

    Eyrie.

    Not every character on here can be defined, figured-out, or controlled.
    When I find myself getting frustrated, I take a break for a few weeks. It doesn’t change anything, and the same individuals are still there to frustrate me next time, but the break reminds me that it’s just a blog, and some of these characters are not actually people.
    Some days it’s a bit of a freak show here, and you wonder how various characters have made it through life as far as they apparently have.
    Some are simply daleks.
    If you observe carefully from a distance, one or two of those daleks are very predictable. Notice the patterns, and respond accordingly.

  99. calli

    TrollSmiter has a better ring to it.

  100. Eyrie

    Like what happens AFTER the ending of “The Queen of Air and Darkness”? Entering “The Old Phoenix”.
    Now I’m outta here. Morgan le Fay is inside.

  101. Nick

    Ah, yes, the word rep3llent contains the name of a well known Cardinal.

    Bloody phell

  102. IT, notice how this NeverTrump crowd are so earnestly throwing the innocent Covington Catholic Boys under the bus? Just sick to death by these pansies. I spurn them.

  103. Tel

    Unfortunately the word-baner is quite rough. So word that contain banned words are themselves caught up by the word-baner.

    Back in the good old days of Internet chat, when patrons were triggered by a bad word, the software would automatically swap it out for some different word like “rubber chicken” or “banana republic” or “higginbottom” … use your imagination.

  104. 132andBush

    Cohenite,
    Re DTR,
    Yes, I think that’s where we are.
    Plenty of confliction?

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ALP’s tax reforms will sting its voters, according to Australian National University study

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    ECONOMICS EDITOR
    20 minutes ago January 20, 2019

    More than a quarter of all Australians who own an investment property voted for Labor at the 2016 election, according to the Australian National University’s Australian Election Study.

    While half of all property investors voted for the Coalition at the last federal election, 26 per cent gave their vote to Labor, suggesting the opposition’s proposal to grandfather negative gearing risks putting these voters offside.

    Of all the Australians who voted for Labor in the 2016 election, about 16 per cent owned an investment property. More than 13 per cent of Greens voters owned an investment property.

    “People often don’t realise how widespread ­investment property and share ownership is in Australia,” said Ian McAllister, a professor at ANU and director of the Australian Election Study.

    He said 16 per cent of Labor voters “equates to a lot of people”.

    “One caveat to this is that Labor have proposed grand­fathering their changes to negative gearing; I am sure this will reduce the impact on their vote,” he said, noting the Turnbull government’s 2016 superannuation tax changes were not grand­fathered, leading to many Liberal voters turning to independents.

    The figures come as an analysis of tax office data showed Labor’s plan to increase capital gains tax would ­affect more than 200,000 voters in Labor-held seats. The analysis also found the typical capital gain across the ­nation was less than $2100.

    The analysis, provided by the Treasurer’s office, found Melbourne Ports, Griffith in Queensland, Sydney, Canberra and Fenner in the ACT were the top five Labor seats ranked by the number of taxpayers who had a capital gain in the 2016 fiscal year, the most recent year available.

    From the Oz. Has “Whinging William” kicked rather a spectacular “own goal?”

  106. P

    Yep, got it JC is a protected species.

    With good reason I suspect. He certainly knows what he’s talking about when he sticks to his own field of expertise.
    I was just reading today on the conservativetreehouse a comment and I thought how good it would be if it had been on this blog and I could ask JC to give me a ‘for dummies’ interpretation.

  107. Memoryvault

    Guys, for the third time, the climate debate is over.
    We lost.
    Time to move on.

  108. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chillout time

  109. Percy Popinjay

    “The Ayatollah of Wrong ‘n’ Rollah”

    That’s our Muttley. Gold.

  110. Just spent an hour watching funny cat videos.
    When we get to Mars, we just have to take some cats along – even if it’s just to chuck ’em out the air lock and watch them go pop.
    🙂

  111. cohenite

    Cohenite,
    Re DTR,
    Yes, I think that’s where we are.
    Plenty of confliction?

    The new BoM ACORN temperature guide has been released:

    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/acorn-sat/documents/BRR-032.pdf

    It states:

    Version 2 shows stronger warming than both version 1 and AWAP, with mean temperature trends of 0.123 °C/decade for 1910-2016. Unlike version 1, it also shows stronger warming than AWAP in the more recent period, with a 1960-2016 trend of 0.200 °C/decade. Whilst minimum temperature warms more quickly than maximum temperature over the full 1910-2016 period, the reverse is true for the more recent 1960-2016 period.

    So it’s getting hotter (after the statistical adjustments) but it’s not due to alarmism because the DTR is increasing.

  112. Mother Lode

    Has “Whinging William” kicked rather a spectacular “own goal?”

    This has been the Liberal strategy since they clipped that turd Turnbull off – hope Shorten screws up Labor’s chances.

    There is a certain insight to this. By not announcing the policies the ‘wet’ dominated Liberals would endorse, they are not pissing off potential voters who might inadvertently hear them.

  113. C.L.

    NPC version: Indian stares down white mob
    Actual story: Young Boy Stares Down Anti-Catholic Indian

  114. Tel

    President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce MMT.

    How? You don’t think the banking cartel are entirely stupid, do you? We might argue bitterly over whether the secret conspiracy is full of pyramids, floating eyes, pentagrams or glowing stars of David … but to date there’s not a single person putting forward the theory that the money masters are brain dead Far Quits.

    If they can stand up to Trump Tweets, then sure can out maneuver some cute punk socialist waitress. The US dollar might devalue, but only as much as the Fed is comfortable with, and no more than that.

  115. Steve trickler.

    chillout time

    Onya, Zippy.



  116. Sinclair Davidson

    I did type word-banner first but then thought that people might misconstrue the word “banner”. So baner as in ban(er).

    Yes. It is just as annoying to me as it is everyone else.

  117. 132andBush

    I see.
    Like the tropical hotspot, the theory isn’t matching reality.

  118. Eyrie:

    FMD , moderated. This is nuts.
    Winston I wasn’t having a shot at you.

    It’s cool.
    I’m not going to sue you to the point of having to sell your house to cover legal expenses because I’m filthy rich and can afford to get others to fight my battles for me. In fact I’m filthy rich enough that it makes up for my disgusting personality and personal grooming habits…
    🙂

  119. Tel

    Yes. It is just as annoying to me as it is everyone else.

    Blockchain based comment system.

    You know you want it.

  120. Tintarella di Luna

    You are being very harsh – on donkey’s – are you not, Tinta?

    Could be Zulu, I’m a farmer’s daughter but that was long ago and far away, I need reminders now and again, thanks

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    Guys, for the third time, the climate debate is over.
    We lost.
    Time to move on.

    Nope.
    Schadenfreude is so yummy watching climateers dig themselves out from under snow.
    The people aren’t dim, they know global warming doesn’t cause lots of snow.
    Always wear your yellow jacket when wielding the snow shovel, just to rub it in.

  122. Crossie

    Memoryvault
    #2912659, posted on January 20, 2019 at 8:53 pm
    Guys, for the third time, the climate debate is over.
    We lost.
    Time to move on.

    We didn’t lose the debate, we were outnumbered/outvoted. We cannot move on, we can only wait and watch the economy slide until enough warmists come to their senses. A small well-connected group are getting rich on subsidies while everyone else will be poorer which will eventually trigger the envy response. That’s when it will get interesting.

  123. Sinclair Davidson

    Dry January ends on Australian Day surely?

  124. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    vicpol hard at work wrapping up an Apex member.

    perhaps some official issue yeezys might help vicpol sprint faster eh?

  125. P

    Guys, for the third time, the climate debate is over.
    We lost.
    Time to move on.

    No. This year three of my grandchildren will attend high school, Catholic.
    They will not be persuaded to accept what is being taught re Climate Change.
    The elder two understand what is needed to pass exams.

    The younger grandchild who will commence high school this year was watching his father raving on after listening to somethin on global warming on TV, and he said to his father don’t worry Dad, the climate has always been changing for centuries gone by. My son asked him how he knew this and he told his dad he had seen it all on youtube, so don’t worry dad he said. He is 12 yrs and can see clearly.
    There is hope for the future.

  126. Memoryvault

    Come on Doomlord, just admit it.
    You spelled it wrong.
    We won’t laugh and make fun of you.

    Well, not too much, anyway.

  127. Old School Conservative

    cohenite
    #2912650, posted on January 20, 2019 at 8:37 pm
    vicpol hard at work wrapping up an Apex member.

    You can just see the cogs turning.
    “Oh shit we’ve caught an untouchable! What do we do now?
    Oh thank heavens here comes his accomplice. We can let go and it looks like we were outnumbered 2 to 2.
    Let go now and don’t chase too fast!”

  128. Elle

    The tennis is so exciting!!

  129. Memoryvault

    Come on Doomlord, just admit it.

  130. mh

    Zulu, from your Oz cut and paste:

    While half of all property investors voted for the Coalition at the last federal election, 26 per cent gave their vote to Labor, suggesting the opposition’s proposal to grandfather negative gearing risks putting these voters offside.

    then

    “One caveat to this is that Labor have proposed grand­fathering their changes to negative gearing; I am sure this will reduce the impact on their vote,” he said, noting the Turnbull government’s 2016 superannuation tax changes were not grand­fathered, leading to many Liberal voters turning to independents.

    Big Sunday arvo at the Oz ?🍷

  131. Crossie

    Sinclair Davidson
    #2912678, posted on January 20, 2019 at 9:14 pm
    Dry January ends on Australian Day surely?

    I intend to open a few bottles of nice Aussie wine.

  132. Memoryvault

    You spelled it wrong.

  133. Tel

    I don’t know anything about MMT.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUTLCDBONok

    Bob missed a zinger on the subway tokens … but Mosler takes the cake by threatening the audience, saying he posted the exits with his goons carrying nine mm’s.

  134. 132andBush

    Dry January ends on Australian Day surely?

    Ended on the first!

  135. Memoryvault

    You sp*ll*d it wrong.

  136. Sinclair Davidson

    You spelled it wrong.

    heh – I don’t mind spelling mistakes.

    Its when I put THOUGHT and FEELING into my comments that I take offence. Offence, I tell you.

  137. Memoryvault

    This is geting ridiculous.

  138. Sinclair Davidson

    FFS! Now the word “spelled” is getting caught up. This is beyond intolerable.

  139. Memoryvault

    I’d finish my reply Doomlord.
    But your word-baner won’t let me.

  140. Dave in Marybrook

    Sinc,
    could you give a succinct reasoning as to why there’s any “bird word” filter here at all? Surely the amount of random terms suppression amongst all the free-flying f-bombs and homophobia is hardly justifiable?

  141. Stimpson J. Cat

    and now the hatchet job on the Covington Catholic Boys is falling to pieces.

    This is the best one IT.
    God I love Enigma.

  142. Nick

    Dry January ends on Australian Day surely?

    Eh? Such a thing exists ?

  143. Crossie

    The younger grandchild who will commence high school this year was watching his father raving on after listening to somethin on global warming on TV, and he said to his father don’t worry Dad, the climate has always been changing for centuries gone by. My son asked him how he knew this and he told his dad he had seen it all on youtube, so don’t worry dad he said. He is 12 yrs and can see clearly.
    There is hope for the future.

    The young people I know are clued into what their teachers want, you parrot their teaching back to them to get a good mark. One fourteen year old even recommended that I watch Louder with Crowder on YouTube. I didn’t want to spoil it for him by admitting that I knew about Crowder.

  144. Stimpson J. Cat

    Yes. It is just as annoying to me as it is everyone else.

    It is not.
    You are just saying that to appease your AI overlords.
    Put your foot down on these machines.

  145. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Eh? Such a thing exists ?

    It’s the period of remorse, after Christmas and the New Year.

  146. Cohenite:

    I didn’t see that in any of the junk media.

    I think the Chinese are slowly realising that Trump is playing for keeps.
    They built those foreign exchange reserves by manipulating their currency against the rest of the world when they specifically promised they would play by the rules.
    Now their intransigence and duplicity are biting them on the arse.
    I think Trump will turn the screws fairly hard – there is a case to be made for China breaking up into its constituent administrative parts.

  147. jupes

    The story that keeps giving:

    VIDEO: CENK UYGUR DECLARED ‘TRUMP’S DONE’ HOURS BEFORE BUZZFEED STORY DEBUNKED

    Liberals humiliated after Mueller calls out fake news

    This is just insane.

    These idiots actually believe that any second now Trump is about to go down. They have believed this for over two years. Truly insane.

  148. Memoryvault

    Ha ha.
    The DEoomlord got baned by his own word-baner.
    Twice!

    There truly is a God.

  149. mh

    These idiots actually believe that any second now Trump is about to go down. They have believed this for over two years. Truly insane.

    Monty has given us a window into this mindset. On a daily basis.

  150. Infidel Tiger

    IT, notice how this NeverTrump crowd are so earnestly throwing the innocent Covington Catholic Boys under the bus? Just sick to death by these pansies. I spurn them.

    They are the worst people on earth.

    We need to smash them. I hope the next time the left are in power they execute these cucks.

  151. John Constantine

    Rationing in Australia used to mean one slab of twenty-four cans of full strength beer, per man per day taken to the campsite up at Bathurst, watching Holden take on Ford.

    Plus a bottle of rum in case it got cold at night.

    Now rationing of Australia means billionaire property developer Landsharks demand we save the planet by cutting back to three and a half fish fingers a week.

    Plus grass in season, for filler.

    When Mao got the peasants to take turns kicking property Ponzi Landsharks to death in the village square, he might have been onto something.

    What is worse for the environment, boiled grass or boiled billionaire bastards?.

    Comrades.

  152. Snoopy

    I remember our NeverTrumps.

  153. Snoopy

    I don’t get it. Trump’s trade war with China is a disaster, isn’t it?

  154. jupes

    and now the hatchet job on the Covington Catholic Boys is falling to pieces.

    Probably the most disgusting ‘story’ of the year.

    The MSM portrayed the Indians as the victims when it was them who invaded the space of the school boys. We have now reached the point where anyone who wears a MAGA cap is guilty of whatever is you accuse them of.

    Respect to the young bloke who stood his ground.

  155. Memoryvault

    Time for the latest episodes of ‘Manifest’.

  156. Snoopy

    Respect to the young bloke who stood his ground.

    He showed real courage. Fortunately, it’s probably cost him admission to any name college.

  157. Eyrie mentioned voting people off the island.

    You know who gets my vote.

  158. Hay Stockard

    Lizzie,
    Please keep us posted on the situation regarding the hospital. I particularly want to hear if you do go straight in no waiting walk this way. While I hope for you and Hairy this happens I can’t see it.

  159. mh

    Where is monty, anyhow?

    Monty, get in here. We need more of your Buzzfeed stories, they’re hilarious!

  160. Notice how the story about the bloke who slapped the chops of the screeching sheila in North Carolina has disappeared?
    Or have I just missed it?
    Nth Carolina being a “Stand Your Ground.” state.

  161. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    These idiots actually believe that any second now Trump is about to go down. They have believed this for over two years. Truly insane.

    A sitting president can’t be indicted only impeached which requires 2/3 senate majority.

    Trump has ensured this won’t happen. Let them eat delusional cake.

  162. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I don’t get it. Trump’s trade war with China is a disaster, isn’t it?

    For China it certainly is. Anyone who depends on chinese manufacturing might want to think about relocating.

  163. Elle

    You’re so cute, Sinc. Made me LOL.
    Back to the tennis. 🙂

  164. jupes

    The ABC names “Five incredible women who made their mark on history”.

    One of them is Cathy Freeman – well okay, but how many non-Australians have even heard of her? – and another is Angela Merkel:

    While she faced some criticism in Germany for her migration policies, Murray sees her legacy as that of a steadfast, resolute leader, who weathered the country — and the European Union — through difficult times.

    LOL

  165. Ellen of Tasmania

    A Gentleman’s Debate: Distributism vs. Free-Markets (Joseph Pearce & Jay Richards – Acton Institute)

  166. Gab

    The mighty Doomlord beaten by his own spaminator.

    We surely are in the End Times, folks.

  167. jupes

    More on Freeman:

    When the modern Olympic Games began in 1896, women weren’t allowed to compete in track and field.

    “It was argued that their wombs would be damaged and they could never bear children,” Murray writes.

    “It’s worth remembering that women were forbidden to run in the Olympics in Ancient Greece and married women were banned even as spectators.”

    Enter Cathy Freeman: the 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medal winner, whose 400 metres win resonated beyond just the spectators at the racing track.

    I think they just might be stretching the bounds of credibility here. I’m pretty sure Cathy Freeman wasn’t the first woman to compete in an Olympics.

    What Freeman did was very commendable in the greater scheme of things but it wasn’t ground-breaking in any way.

  168. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “It’s worth remembering that women were forbidden to run in the Olympics in Ancient Greece and married women were banned even as spectators.”

    Do a bit of digging, and it seems women had their own games, in the name of the goddess Herea.

  169. struth

    Please folks.
    My Australia day gig is so jaded.
    Yet there’s nothing new that’s any good.
    Any youngns with actual music (not shit) to let me know about?
    Must be Australian and able to be played as if mossy is playing it acoustically.

  170. struth

    Freeman wore a funny suit and her rivals were corruptly barred.
    Freeman is and was …..nothing.

  171. Oh come on

    MV, go and spend time with your wife.

  172. mh

    Struth, are you playing True Blue? 🇦🇺

  173. MatrixTransform

    The tennis is so exciting

    Roger up against Mr ShitYerPants

    … the young fella might do it

  174. Zyconoclast

    President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce MMT.

    President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce MMA as a new form of debate.

    Now that’s a headline!

  175. Entropy

    No power for an hour and a half. First time since the Brisbane floods.

  176. Bruce of Newcastle

    The ABC names “Five incredible women who made their mark on history”.

    Hilarious that Margaret Thatcher and Elizabeth 1 aren’t even on the second list.
    Winning wars at bad odds obviously doesn’t count.
    Shut it down and fire them all.

  177. Mark A

    Sick of this white stuff caused by CC. Snowing again.
    Lucky I’ll have a 3 months break come mid Feb. and coming home to enjoy what’s left of the hottest summer evah..

  178. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Struth, are you playing True Blue? 🇦🇺

    John Williamson wrote some good songs. “True Blue” is not one of them.

  179. struth

    Na I’m not that sad.
    Mathew by swanee..
    The riverboat song.
    Powder finger.
    Etc
    Plenty of Aus crawl etc etc.
    Just looking for anything decent in the last twenty years of socialist Australian music.

  180. mh

    Give it to me straight, face to face
    Are you really disappearing
    Just another dying race
    Hey True Blue

    That’s the plan of our overlords.

  181. P

    struth
    #2912726, posted on January 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Have a look on youtube at songs by Lionel Long.

    Here’s one by Gary Shearston from 1965

  182. struth

    Hit them with the good shit.
    Not the grizzling.

    I’ll be a pool of sweat by the end of it .
    I really take this seriously.
    People hire me for Australia day especially but after powderfinger there’s just nothing…….really.
    Nothing.

  183. Sinclair Davidson

    Dave in Marybrook – the Bird’s ability to derail a thread is simply astonishing. He types very quickly and is extraordinarily creative in his ability to generate debating points and argument. His obsessions are not the only reason he is banned but it is particularly nasty too. It is also the easiest way to keep him off the threads. I used to think that if there were a way to keep him constrained to a single thread then I would do so and have people engaging with him if they wanted. Then it occurred to me that there is such a technique – he could have his own blog and for many years he did. Jason, JohnZ and Fisky used to go around there and poke sticks at him. For all I know they still do.

    So most of the banned word list is to contain Bird Strike. Other banned words pander to over-zealous government officials.

  184. struth

    The best song by Williamson was ” the boomerang cafe” in my opinion or a coupla others weren’t bad.
    Lost me totally with his left wing bullshit humouring warren williams and raving on about acflag of our own.

    And rip rip wood chip ………………you can’t ask me to take him seriously.

  185. Jo

    How about ‘Sounds Of Then’ by Ganggajang? I imagine hot Queensland nights and lazing on porches every time I hear that song.

  186. mh

    Struth,
    I was jesting with True Blue as it was not what you were asking. I do like it that song however. One of Steve
    Irwin’s favourites too.

  187. struth

    Bird is an anti semetic hate filled piece of shit.
    Am I wrong?

  188. Zyconoclast

    Freeman wore a funny suit and her rivals were corruptly barred.
    Freeman is and was …..nothing.

    You mean it was rigged?

  189. rickw

    “Aussies love swimming, but too many young people are growing up without learning sufficient water safety skills to keep them safe,” Mr Shorten said on Sunday.

    Aussies do love swimming, the invaders, not so much.

  190. struth

    Please I don’t play anyone who sang Solid rock or anything by midnight oil.

  191. Sinclair Davidson

    Maybe – I think he has health issues.

  192. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The best song by Williamson was ” the boomerang cafe” in my opinion or a coupla others weren’t bad.

    “Cootamundra Wattle” was always rather evocative, anything by Graham Connors wasn’t bad.

  193. Dave in Marybrook

    Struth-
    Tough call, you want good Oz tunes that are also known by the crowd? For a one man show IIRC?
    “Trike” by You Am I might get a cheer- had big rotation on release- riffy strummer and contains the timeless poetry of “watch your arse ‘cos I know where you live”.
    Apart from that, it’s the fractionalized indie doldrums for the last twenty. “Already Gone” by Dallas Crane- “Sit On My Knee” by the same.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Please I don’t play anyone who sang Solid rock or anything by midnight oil.

    One of the ouens up here is an expat Saffie – he swears Midnight Oil did a concert, and donated the proceeds to the African National Congress..

  195. DrBeauGan

    A Gentleman’s Debate: Distributism vs. Free-Markets (Joseph Pearce & Jay Richards – Acton Institute)

    A good debate, Ellen of T, but they were talking past each other a good deal. IT’s fat man was, quite rightly calling for the distribution of power, which is very different from the socialist distribution of wealth. There is no conflict between freedom to trade and restricting the power of the successful to screw their competitors. Quite the contrary.

  196. Tel

    Hilarious that Margaret Thatcher and Elizabeth 1 aren’t even on the second list.

    What about Ayn Rand, changed many perspectives on socialism and free markets?
    Anna Schwartz, worked with Friedman on market monetarism (very influential economic theory).
    Ada Lovelace was far more significant than Marie Curie (who largely finished off her husband’s work after he managed to irradiate himself and become the first person to die of radiation sickness).
    Empress Dowager Cixi (failure … but pivotal in changing history).

  197. struth

    Actually harder than you think to come up with decent non left wing Australian music in recent years.
    And even powderfingervis left wing.
    People asking for bloody Paul Kelly…….the most talentless fuckwit to cloak himself in leftyness to succeed.

    It’s getting hard.
    Thank god for little river band, etc.

  198. Dave in Marybrook

    “A Tale They Won’t Believe”, WPA.
    “Unashamed Desire” from Missy Higgins is good for guitar + lungs. Seriously- you’ll have every bi-curious bit of skirt buying you Boags if you can serve that one up.

  199. Boambee John

    struth

    Lost me totally with his left wing bullshit humouring warren williams and raving on about acflag of our own.

    I recall a C&W song written to counter that song, called something like “We Do Have a Flag of Our Own”. Heard it performed at the Bungendore showground at a C&W gathering, possibly 1990s, the decades are starting to blend together these days.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Graham Conners

  201. vr

    Hilarious that Margaret Thatcher and Elizabeth 1 aren’t even on the second list.

    Who the heck knows about Sirimavo Bandaranake? Bhutto is in the list. But, Indira Gandhi is not.

  202. Memoryvault

    Evening Struth.
    Have you ever thought of changing a word or two in a patriotic song about another country, to make it “Australian”? I’m thinking of this song.

    How hard could it be, to make it about the SAS?
    God knows they could use a bit of public support right now.

  203. jupes

    Bird is an anti semetic hate filled piece of shit.
    Am I wrong?

    No.

  204. mh

    Struth, don’t waste too much energy looking for something that is long dead. From SMH:

    Controversial broadcaster Steve Price has removed a Hunters & Collectors song used to introduce his radio show on Sydney’s 2GB radio station at the request of the band following comments he made on Q&A.

    Price made headlines after he called columnist Van Badham “hysterical” on the ABC panel show on Monday last week, while discussing violence against women in relation to the controversy surrounding Fairfax Media journalist Caroline Wilson.

    Rock n roll ain’t what it used to be.

  205. struth

    Thanks dave but UMI is OUT.
    Heis the very epitome of bullshit artist for the lefty uni set.
    The least talented front man there has ever been.
    Attitude is not music.
    Don’t get me wrong I do a good Aus day gig but I’m in QLD so I’m able to steer clear of leftism……..and I feel people love it.
    It is Qld after all.

  206. Leigh Lowe

    So most of the banned word list is to contain Bird Strike. Other banned words pander to over-zealous government officials.

    We are fortunate to have a largely unmoderated blog which allows the spontaneity of instant posting.
    An occasional bit of language gymnastics to find offending spaminator words and amend posts is a small price to pay.

  207. Boambee John

    vr
    #2912763, posted on January 20, 2019 at 11:02 pm
    Hilarious that Margaret Thatcher and Elizabeth 1 aren’t even on the second list.

    Who the heck knows about Sirimavo Bandaranake? Bhutto is in the list. But, Indira Gandhi is not.

    Golda Meir?

  208. struth

    I’m doing two hunters songs depending on how pissed people are.
    Ill do holy grail and if people are pissed Ill do throw your arms.

  209. Snoopy

    Rock ‘N Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life)

  210. MatrixTransform

    Tsitsipas out-rogered Roger

    go underdogs everywhere

    …there ya go Struth … revitalise the old cartoon theme

  211. DrBeauGan

    We are fortunate to have a largely unmoderated blog which allows the spontaneity of instant posting.
    An occasional bit of language gymnastics to find offending spaminator words and amend posts is a small price to pay.

    + Lots. Although I was taken aback to discover that the word sp3lling got me into trouble.

  212. jupes

    Struth!

    Convict Streak

    Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs.

  213. Infidel Tiger

    Why is ba lls banned?

    Is it because of me?

  214. Zyconoclast

    Women deserve more prizemoney if they draw bigger crowds, says Nadal

    “I feel that they can win as much as they want. Is not about equal or not equal prizemoney. I don’t care if they win more than us. That’s the real thing. If they sell more tickets, they deserve to more than us [male players]. That’s very easy to understand. It’s not about being male or women. Doesn’t matter. We are the same.”

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/women-deserve-more-prizemoney-if-they-draw-bigger-crowds-says-nadal-20190120-p50sjt.html

  215. The A.D.

    What is to be done for the younger generations? Where did it go wrong?
    Previously, Western, Anglo men relished the syncopated beat of blues, rock and punk. Reminiscent of their birth right of power and madness, like grabbing a car on a dirt corner and sliding it sideways at full noise. Power, madness and control. Of steam pistons, blue flames and the howling vortex of exploding gases through a turbine.
    Our music and culture was a never- ending, full- throttle wheelie.
    Young boys dreamed of flying Spitfires and killing Germans.
    Where did this new culture come from and why don’t youngsters want to rebel against the old women controlling their brains and denying their natural freedom?
    Why do young Britishers want to be under the thumb of Europe?
    Why do they listen to the dirge- like music served up to them?
    Young people should, unless things have gone very, very badly wrong, be born rebels, with a throbbing, incessant beat in their brains and a healthy lack of impulse control.
    Why aren’t they creating havoc and changing the world?

  216. jupes

    Ill do holy grail and if people are pissed Ill do throw your arms.

    You’ll do Throw Your Arms.

    It’s fucking Australia Day.

  217. struth

    Billy Fields ..bad habits…..good call.

  218. MatrixTransform

    Where did this new culture come from and why don’t youngsters want to rebel against the old women controlling their brains and denying their natural freedom?

    Orwell’s Big Sister

  219. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You’ll do Throw Your Arms.

    Wot jupes said.

  220. struth

    Thanks jupes I was forgetting my station in life there for a minute.

  221. DrBeauGan

    The A.D.
    #2912778, posted on January 20, 2019 at 11:14 pm
    What is to be done for the younger generations? Where did it go wrong?
    Previously, Western, Anglo men relished the syncopated beat of blues, rock and punk. Reminiscent of their birth right of power and madness, like grabbing a car on a dirt corner and sliding it sideways at full noise. Power, madness and control. Of steam pistons, blue flames and the howling vortex of exploding gases through a turbine.
    Our music and culture was a never- ending, full- throttle wheelie.
    Young boys dreamed of flying Spitfires and killing Germans.
    Where did this new culture come from and why don’t youngsters want to rebel against the old women controlling their brains and denying their natural freedom?

    That’s so nineteen sixties, AD. They have discovered that kissing lefty arse works better.

  222. struth

    Hitler youth didn’t rebel either.
    It all starts n our schools.

  223. Peter Campion

    Yet there’s nothing new that’s any good.
    Any youngns with actual music (not shit) to let me know about?
    Must be Australian and able to be played as if mossy is playing it acoustically.

    Struth, The Chats explain the cultural minutiae of Aussie workday refreshments…

    https://youtu.be/j58V2vC9EPc

  224. jupes

    Thanks jupes I was forgetting my station in life there for a minute.

    Don’t get me wrong. I think Throw Your Arms is a shit song. If I never hear it again I would be a happy man.

    It’s just that you said you would only sing it if people were pissed. Well der … it’s Australia Day.

  225. The A.D.

    For Struth on Australia day:


  226. Memoryvault

    Bruce of Newcastle, are you around?
    Something rather strange is happening with our local birds.

  227. struth

    Thing is jupes…….I still won’t sing it.
    I’ll get some young bimbo that looks shit loads better than me to come up and sing it.

  228. mh

    Seeing as our society is transitioning, She’s Got Balls could be appropriate.

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