Monday Forum: February 11, 2019

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  1. duncanm

    Here’s a doctor who’ll rubber-stamp anyone in Nauru:

    (Paul Bauert) The paediatric representative from Australia’s peak medical body has suggested asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru are in a worse situation than Jews in Auschwitz because people who knew they were going to be gassed by the Nazis “found some sense of relief in knowing what was happening”.

  2. pete m

    When government gets too big citizens are in danger. The cause of brexit was the lived experience of brits who saw the creeping influence of both their own govt and then EU in their lives, and the little say they had in the EU one.

    Brexit will help prevent anarchy.

    People likes remainers seem to think they are protected from overthrow by the people through revolution. They are dangerously wrong.

    The 14,000 pages of regulation on cabbages is all you need to know to dump the EU.

    The arrogance of their demands on deals for brexit just confirms the need to get out now.

    If I were the uk I would go for hard brexit and tell them any unfair dealings with uk citizens, goods or services would be met with vigorous response and campaigns for others to leave the corrupt rump.

    To fk them right up i’d leave nato too.

  3. pete m

    Top of the morning to you all.

  4. Mother Lode

    Top of the morning to you all.

    Well, ‘top of the page’ at the very least.

  5. stackja

    NSW RMS

    COLEBEE Richmond Rd approaching M7 Mwy
    EMERGENCY ROADWORK Burst sewage main
    Started today 3:23am, last checked today 9:10am
    Heavy traffic conditions. Expect significant delays.
    Impact: Impact 1 of 2 eastbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).
    Attending: Utility Company
    Advice: Avoid the area
    Use an alternative route; Allow extra travel time

    And motorists say sh1t?

  6. Harken Now

    Hark! lizzie:

    Wrote back to Bernard Cornwell tonight. Phew, that took courage.

    I’m starting a sweep in my heavenly office on how many words of heroic autobiography you managed to squeeze in. I’ve taken “not less than 500.”

    Anyway, we trust you took the opportunity to ask about sentence length and prose style? I could see you were psychically hurt by the novelty of someone telling you that as a stylist you have a lot of improvement ahead of you.

  7. bespoke

    Identity politics is the poison of the left so is thinking “whiteness” is an issue is just as grotesque. And only relevant when law is increasingly Apartheid.

  8. John Constantine

    The inland tsunami of the Queensland cattle country could be the last straw for smaller rural towns that have gone under. Not just clean up and rebuild, but the prospects for service centers with a surrounding client base facing years of near term negative cash flow might make loans hard to get.

  9. Eyrie

    “the silver Hyundai Excel had lost control”
    No, effwit journos. “The DRIVER lost control of the silver Hyundai Excel”

  10. stackja

    md – Dems plan opposition rally. MSM will give much coverage?

  11. John Constantine

    Don’t see any of the ‘doctors for boat people’ types flocking up to the Queensland inland tsunami zone and it’s boat rescue victims.

    Almost as if they were so racist as to discriminate on the basis of skin colour when picking causes to support.

    Comrades.

  12. Cassie of Sydney

    As I am a constituent of Wentworth, I have just rung that slag…aka Phelps’ office to ask where was the immediate rebuttal, denunciation and and rejection by Phelps of what the AMA doctor said yesterday…because there has been deafening silence from the slag. From the reaction I received from the receptionist…I don’t think I am the only one who has rung. That slag has got to go.

  13. stackja

    John C – cattle don’t vote. Few human voters. Urban voters mostly ignorant.
    Darwin rebuilt after Tracy.
    Rebuilding cattle will probably take decades.

  14. Areff

    Eyrie, it has to be worded that way due to sub judice considerations

    One car never hits another, they “collide” because there is no blame imputed.

  15. stackja

    In the meantime, do Australians import food like early colonies?
    Or go vegetarian?
    Little water, little food, little electricity.

  16. bespoke

    But! Cassie they are doctors they no everything.

  17. stackja

    Cassie – Wentworth electorate features a certain demographic who knows the truth.

  18. struth

    If I were the uk I would go for hard brexit and tell them any unfair dealings with uk citizens, goods or services would be met with vigorous response and campaigns for others to leave the corrupt rump.

    Britain has by far, by far, the upper hand in this Brexit and nothing to lose, from all I can see.

    Yet entirely due to the ignorance of it’s history and civilisation shown by many members of it’s parliament, it is acting on bended knee.
    Disgusting to watch.
    She ain’t no Thatcher, that’s for sure.

    As here in Australia, our pollies removed from the realities of the world, are removed from understanding that they aren’t half as needed as they think they are.
    In firm belief that business and trade would not exist if not for them, having for years told the people that is the case, have now believed their own lies.
    Government never, ever creates jobs unless in the public service.
    The reverse is true.
    The smaller the government the better the trade, etc.
    So when somebody like Trump says he creates jobs, he does so by reducing government.
    That really isn’t creating jobs.
    That’s removing the restrictions government placed on those jobs to destroy them in the first place.
    The government of Britain has an easy , easy, job to do.
    Pull out entirely from the EU, and refuse to pay any monies to it, and then get out of the way.
    But that’s admitting you aren’t needed and not in control.

  19. Memoryvault

    I’m wearing ballet flats today, calli

    Damn!
    It’s bad enough when the day ends in disappointment.
    It’s a disaster when it starts out that way.

  20. EvilElvis

    It’s good to see the sensible shoes girls have outed themselves, you girls will go great as cannon fodder. Er, I mean, um, you’ll go great on our equal opportunity front line, sisters! Dr BG and I will suffer in our stilettos behind you, war is hell.

    Viva la revolution!

  21. pete m

    psychically

    Trolls these days can’t even spell properly. So low energy.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    The comments on Adam Creighton’s column are hysterically funny.

    Boomers actually believe that they lived though the hardest time in human history. These ahistorical nincompoops are not only history’s greatest moochers, they are delusional in the extreme.

  23. JC

    Artie, I don’t quite get your song and dance about mooching boomers. All I do is write cheques to the ATO and previously the IRS. Are you saying I haven’t paid enough?

  24. Infidel Tiger

    When the revolution comes Jc I hope you are able to plead your case succinctly.

    The executioners axe is swift.

  25. stackja

    IT late 1940s still had blackouts and rationing. Early boomers knew hard times. Only in 1950s did things improve. Don’t generalise.

  26. JC

    STFU Stack. Worry about the car accident in Wyoming overnight. You’ll end up getting us all killed off.

  27. Fenara

    “We built over 100 miles in only 90 days,” explains James Bonk. Bonk was a consultant and manager among the team of companies who in 2006-2008 built and extended much of the border wall that already exists today along the USA’s southern border with Mexico, in the Goldwater and Yuma sectors. The prime contractor was Boeing, but there were many subcontractors. More recently, Bonk has been involved in planning border walls in Spain and in Israel. He has worked with a variety of major companies and different engineering designs for fences and barriers.

    I can understand Israel building a wall since they have a fairly limited amount of land that they need to defend for any ground or maritime offenses, however I am puzzled when it comes to Spain. They have the sea and ocean to three sides of the country which makes landing possible almost anywhere. The only feasible defense seems to be possible by walls that is to be built to the French and Portuguese borders but in that case, one would have the problem of violating EU principles. Is that really feasible? My wife is Argentinian and I could consider spending the rest of my career in our office there as long as I’m sure that the country is actually capable of doing something against the illegal immigration flux. Another topic where I’d like to consult your opinion, personally, if you were to live there, would you buy a villa in Spain that you can defend the property of by yourself if something extreme happens or is it always safer to live in a boat-home? If you recommend the second, please give me some advices on the options which can accommodate two children too.

  28. Memoryvault

    I see the investigation into the banking industry at least produced some positive, far-reaching results.
    To celebrate their great victory for all Australians, ASIC has commissioned s new logo and font.
    Henceforth ASIC will referred to as “Strong, Vigilant and Fair”.
    And the new logo is so very original and striking.

    And it all only cost taxpayers $100,000. So far.
    What a bargain!

    Full story here.

  29. Geriatric Mayfly

    Bandt blasts ALP’s amendments
    Adam Bandt has hit out at Labor’s medivac amendments, pouring doubt on the changes passing later today.
    The Oz

    Are we surprised? Why give this Commo publicity when we already know how his addled brain (?) works.

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    I love the lefty MSM, they’re endlessly entertaining. Like this one from Vogue:

    Michelle Obama Stuns With a Surprise Appearance at the Grammys

    Alicia Keys may have been hosting the Grammy awards on Sunday night, but it was Michelle Obama who brought the house down: entering from offstage arm in arm with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jennifer Lopez, the former first lady joined her compatriots in recounting exactly why music was so important.

    Gush! Smarm! What’s not to like for The Won to Come’s gracious blessing of the Grammys by her imperial presence? Um, quite a lot is not to like actually…

    UPDATE: Grammy Ratings All-Time Low; Politics Turns Viewers Off… (Drudge headline)

    The live CBS show drew a 5.6 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic. That’s down just over 5% from last year’s previous demo low.

    Yawn.
    The premier parrot cage liner puts some polish on it:

    Grammy Awards Show Stops Its Ratings Bleed (NYT, 11 Feb)

    Keep at it grey lady, you have a lot of polishing to do.

  31. Notafan

    Notafan
    #2931409, posted on February 12, 2019 at 8:26 am

    And I have to say my mind boggles at a tax system which exempted from income tax everybody that had four children, you wouldn’t have a tax base left.

    How so?
    It only applies to the woman in the family and with four children, not many of them would be gainfully employed for a few years at least.

    Mark, I think I was responding to the suggestion that the Hungarian tax exemption extend to all ‘working families’ with four children.

    I’m all for tax credits for families with stay at home mums though I do despise the expression ‘working families’ but a full life time exemption from income tax for all families with four children?

    Not possible.

    All in in tax exemptions/reductions work much much better than direct transfers, I particularly have an issue with paying for those ‘unwilling to work’.

    Plus, we all know what happened in certain segments of the community here when the baby bonus was around.

    There may be unintended consequences for Hungary,perhaps dads becoming primary carers instead of mums, but that could be resolved by excluding those who make such arrangements from the exemption.

  32. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There is a lot more to it than that.
    Cheap housing loans for young couples + cheap car loans if more than 3 children new childcare centers etc…
    They are really going out of their way to make parenthood affordable and reverse the trend of the last decades.
    The idea is to spend money and effort to boost the population locally instead of importing people of a different culture who are unlikely to assimilate but certainly never be Hungarians. Xenophobic? Maybe, but going by the example of what is happening in Europe and elsewhere it makes sense.

    All good as a package, especially with no easy acceptance in Hungary of grasping Muzzie rip off merchants. Unlike in Australia to date – see their childcare centre rip-off efforts in Australia for a start, for when there is an opportunity for govt money in the family field, some Muzzies ensure there is a rort of it, relying on their ‘protected’ status to avoid detection for yonks. Plus in Hungary there is no big culture of deliberate single-parenthood, which sadly is not the case here and which independent female tax deductions may encourage. I’m not saying its altogether a bad idea for all of us dedicated 4-kidders (too late for this little non-working kitteh though), but that care is needed if we wanted to do it here.

  33. struth

    Boomers actually believe that they lived though the hardest time in human history. These ahistorical nincompoops are not only history’s greatest moochers, they are delusional in the extreme.

    And, and, and,………………….. they weren’t even artisanal.

  34. bespoke

    When the revolution comes it will have no one that knows how to build a guillotine. I will easily fend off these snowflakes off with my 44 calibre grin of contempt.

  35. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Boomers actually believe that they lived though the hardest time in human history. These ahistorical nincompoops are not only history’s greatest moochers, they are delusional in the extreme.

    It’s rather amusing, being a baby boomer, and listening to the bawling of those who came after.

    “What do we want? EVERYTHING!!! When do we want it? NOW!!!!”

  36. Snoopy

    Get a grip, Baldrick. Ballet flats are perfectly adequate for processing speed camera photos.

  37. Notafan

    IT late 1940s still had blackouts and rationing. Early boomers knew hard times.

    They would have been babies and toddlers, don’t tell me they would remember or have been affected much by either.

    I’ve never ever heard my mother complain, and she was an older child in the late forties though growing up on a farm off grid so they had kero lamps and went to bed early anyhow.

  38. JC

    Ger a load of this.

    A recently elected letterbox goes on an out on the antisemitism twitter rant, then blames the GOP.

    Congresswoman @IlhanMN just retweeted a criticism of her anti-Semitic tweet which said that “she might as well call us hook-nosed.”

    https://news.grabien.com/story-rep-ilhan-omar-goes-anti-semitic-twitter-rampage

  39. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That slag has got to go.

    I will be voting Aust Cons in the Senate because Libs can’t be trusted. But I will likely support the Libs in the Reps (Aust Cons not running there) simply in order to get rid of Phelps and bring the Wentworth electorate back home from this weird hippie aberation. I will tell everyone I see who enters to vote to get rid of Phelps because she is a green and foolish disaster for the country who only runs on feelz not brainz. I’m already making that plain to local friends and shopkeepers I meet.

  40. stackja

    Just Cranky feeling henpecked again?

  41. Notafan

    Whatever generalization you might make about the demands of the young, they have yet to make up an historical narrative that claims they lived through the hardest time in history.

    I remember a few here banging on about how people deserved the age pension because war and depression and when it was pointed out that that generation had all but passed away we heard the great shutupping.

    Next up

    Boomers forced to resort to cans of Pal to survive.

    Incidentally I hear none of that whinging from my four, perhaps those who do hear it should reflect on their parenting skills.

  42. mh

    Even AOC is running from the Green New Deal:

    The Green New Deal (GND) quickly became the subject of such mockery that its godmother, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, attempted to scrub the talking points from her website and pretend they never existed at all. The effort to erase this political disaster is one of the biggest political gaslighting operations in recent memory. It happened so fast that half of the online Left is still touting the GND as the irresistible wave of the future, while the other half thinks it’s a trick concocted by right-wing pranksters…

    (Breitbart)

  43. Old School Conservative

    Some of us Boomers suffered under a very high interest regime which was horrific for a household budget.
    No such thing as family tax benefit A and B.
    Just a full time job and part time work too.
    I’m not complaining as it was a wonderful time to be alive and to bring up a young family.

  44. Infidel Tiger

    I’m all for tax credits for families with stay at home mums though I do despise the expression ‘working families’ but a full life time exemption from income tax for all families with four children?

    Not possible.

    Yes it is.

    Income tax is highly stupid tax. A family with four kids would still pay a myriad of other taxes and they would also be giving their country the greatest gift of all: a future that didn’t need to be imported from the third world.

  45. calli

    Come off it guys. There’s ballet flats, and there’s these.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    It’s funny that when interest rates went to 17% barely anyone lost their homes, yet were interest rates today to go to 8% half of Australia would have to foreclose. And the 17% interest rates could be paid by one wage earner.

    Just maybe stagnant wages and exorbitant house prices have something
    to do with

  47. calli

    I paid 17.5% interest on the home loan. So I paid it off fast.

    Disclosure: I have never eaten Pal.

  48. Cassie of Sydney

    “Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2931511, posted on February 12, 2019 at 10:55 am
    That slag has got to go.

    I will be voting Aust Cons in the Senate because Libs can’t be trusted. But I will likely support the Libs in the Reps (Aust Cons not running there) simply in order to get rid of Phelps and bring the Wentworth electorate back home from this weird hippie aberation. I will tell everyone I see who enters to vote to get rid of Phelps because she is a green and foolish disaster for the country who only runs on feelz not brainz. I’m already making that plain to local friends and shopkeepers I meet.”

    Yep me too Lizzie darling. Sharma is a nice guy…bit of a wet but still nice…we have to get rid of the slag.

  49. mh

    Ilhan Omar
    Ilhan Omar
    @IlhanMN
    She is me, I am her!

    ❤️✊🏽
    @AOC

  50. Elle

    You’re obsessed, snoopy. Love it.

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Maybe I should make a T-shirt. Phelps – runs on Feelz not Brainz.
    But perhaps that would just encourage some of them.
    She wouldn’t have done so well if it wasn’t what a lot of them want.
    Especially the soy latte inner urb areas of Darlinghurst, Paddo and Potts Point.
    And the rights lawyers, doctors and their brainless wives downsized to Darling Point. 🙂

  52. calli

    These would come in handy too. Imagine one of those up the clacker. 🙂

  53. JC

    Old school

    I bought my first place for 72k. Interest rates were high then. That place is possibly worth around $2.5 million now.

    Don’t call hardship without knowing what you’re talking about.

    I’m other words, borrowing money at 12% vs 5% now without taking the capital value into account.

  54. Elle

    Cassie, Alan Jones is on her case. She will be goooone. She’s a leftard lightweight who has visions of grandeur.

  55. Eyrie

    “Eyrie, it has to be worded that way due to sub judice considerations”
    Really? The car crashed and there was a driver. For what ever reason, the driver lost control. No blame is being attached until the reason for the loss of control is established. Too fast for conditions, inattention, medically unfit, mechanical failure etc OR driver trying to avoid causing greater damage to people or property.
    In aviation this is regarded as a “loss of control” accident. If the car was under control, a CFIT “controlled flight into terrain” accident.

  56. stackja

    Notafan – A kero and candles were always at the ready in my household in the late 1950s. Relatives in what is now a far north west suburb of Sydney. Didn’t have electricity.

  57. Cassie of Sydney

    “JC
    #2931510, posted on February 12, 2019 at 10:54 am
    Ger a load of this.

    A recently elected letterbox goes on an out on the antisemitism twitter rant, then blames the GOP.

    Congresswoman @IlhanMN just retweeted a criticism of her anti-Semitic tweet which said that “she might as well call us hook-nosed.”

    https://news.grabien.com/story-rep-ilhan-omar-goes-anti-semitic-twitter-rampage

    But didn’t you know…according to the left it is Donald Trump…the man with a J*wish daughter and J*wish grandkids…..who is the anti-Semite, the J*w hater and the nazi. Meanwhile…the real anti-Semites, the real J*w haters and the real nazis… continue on their merry way.

  58. Cassie of Sydney

    “Elle
    #2931529, posted on February 12, 2019 at 11:07 am
    Cassie, Alan Jones is on her case. She will be goooone. She’s a leftard lightweight who has visions of grandeur.”

    Baruch Hashem!

  59. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There’s ballet flats, and there’s these.

    Oooooh. Dual purpose. Very handy.
    At Chanel prices those shiny caps had better be steel not plastic.

  60. JC

    Elle

    Looks wise , were you a looker once? Be honest.

    It’s a way for people to figure how tough they should be toward you.

  61. Roger

    Ger a load of this.

    A recently elected letterbox goes on an out on the antisemitism twitter rant, then blames the GOP.

    She has apologised but both the ‘colourful’ Omar and her Palestinian sidekick Rashida Tlaib have anti-S3mitic form.

    We shouldn’t be surprised given their worldview.

  62. C.L.

    To fk them right up i’d leave nato too.

    Whatever it was once, NATA has for many years been a ridiculous boondoggle whose only purposes are to provide employment to thousands, make money for armament manufacturers and – most important of all – provide cover for European welfarism courtesy of American taxpayers. The nominal pretext for its existence – the threat of Wussia – is a joke. The nation that has ravaged and destroyed European cultures and democracy is, and always has been, Germany. NATO and the EU are, for all intents and purposes, the Fourth Reich.

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Calli, I had shoes with studs on them just like that. And guess what? They were also stilettos.
    Extreme dual purpose.
    Hairy didn’t like them so in the end I tossed them to a charity bin.
    I often wonder where they ended up.

  64. calli

    Of course they are Lizzie. I suspect chrome plated too for extra shine.

    Stylish but ever so practical in a pinch. Forget the Doc Martens but not the heel grips.

  65. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    —I thank my wife, Deb Beale, an endlessly intelligent, supportive and loving woman. I knew this instantly from my first outing, when she agreed to visit a picket line with me

    From Whining William Shorten’s first speech in Parliament. Is this the wife he dumped, by a text, at the footy?

  66. Memoryvault

    Come off it guys. There’s ballet flats, and there’s these.

    Still flatties, Calli.
    It’s a proven scientifical fact that, regardless of current height, all womenses would be much happier and healthier if they were four inches taller. And no, I’m not talking about platform soles.

    Stiletto’s with four inch heels should be freely supplied to all females of mating age and over.
    At least six pairs a year. Of the ladies’ choice.

    While we’re at it, pantyhose should be banned for OHS reasons.
    Besides that, they can be harder to circumvent than a chastity belt.

  67. Elle

    JC, I like my looks. I take care of myself. I think I’m aging well. No wrinkles yet. Quite blessed. You?

  68. Geriatric Mayfly

    Boomers actually believe that they lived though the hardest time in human history. These ahistorical nincompoops are not only history’s greatest moochers, they are delusional in the extreme.

    As I remember it, as a kid in the middle/late forties. No electrickery, crank handled telephone, the grocer came once a week with order phoned through, I seldom wore shoes around the farm ’cause that’s how I liked it, wild duck, rabbit and river fish considered treats from the hum drum, the Rawleigh’s Man came with his cases of gewgaws, swaggies were welcome to table, another dog down to snakebite, tankwater with wrigglers, a hot bath an inch deep, copper boiled sheets, ration tickets in a special drawer, A Doctor rarely sighted, cars playing up taken for granted, and of course flood and fire. And on Marked Day, at the railway siding, the chance of a Violet Crumble at 3d. each.

  69. Notafan

    We were not discussing Australia, so you haven’t answered my question as to how in Hungary such ‘unintended consequences’ would occur.

    I still cannot understand, even if we Australians were to exempt women with four children from tax, it would ‘encourage polygamy and baby farming’

    We do know that muslim women are far less likely to work outside the home, especially not the devout polygamy types who make enough from FTB sole parent etc not to bother, that system encourages not just having four children but eight, nine, ten.

    Nevertheless the idea that single women in Australia who work full time will deliberately have four children for tax purposes is a little bit laughable, I have a feeling that the costs would outweigh the benefits.

    There is a huge difference between daddy government handing out free money and having to work hard to get into a nominally higher tax bracket to reap the benefit of tax free four children.

    Culture of ‘deliberate’ single parenthood? How do you know? Sure we see glaring examples on current affairs shows but I tend to think most single families are the result of separation and divorce and as 18% of Hungarian households are headed by a single parent whereas only 10.6% of Australian households are, your claim look rather spurious.

    some stats

  70. Cassie of Sydney

    “Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2931541, posted on February 12, 2019 at 11:13 am
    Is this the wife he dumped, by a text, at the footy?”

    Yep…daughter of a Liberal party power broker no less…..he dumped her by text after he had an impregnated a women still married to another man.

  71. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Disclosure: I have never eaten Pal.

    I don’t think any human ever did. You’d die of hunger before that. There used to be fake rumours about old age pensioners eating Whiskas. I think like Pal they put something in it that makes it obnoxious to humans.

    Attapuss doesn’t think much of it either. He’s a red-meat sort of guy.

  72. feelthebern

    a future that didn’t need to be imported from the third world.

    Falsehood.
    Vast majority of migrants to this fine country are from skilled migrants in the OECD.
    Don’t confuse country shoppers with skilled migration.

  73. Elle

    MV. A gal can’t wear heels in a custodial setting. Well, you can, but not advisable. Just like a short and tight fitting skirt isn’t advisable. However, the court room is a great setting to wear heels and tight fitting clothing.

  74. feelthebern

    Disclosure: I have never eaten Pal.

    Dogs should eat kibble.
    When they get to the stage they cant eat kibble, time to say sleepy time.

  75. Elle

    With a stylish corporate jacket.

  76. C.L.

    Elites lose control of The Narrative …

    Bloke on Married At First Sight calls one of the nasty, entitled birds on the show a c-t.
    Usually, Australian leftists would call in the United Nations or demand his immediate arrest.
    But a strange thing happened on the way to outrage

  77. bespoke

    Incidentally I hear none of that whinging from my four, perhaps those who do hear it should reflect on their parenting skills.

    I do every day, hard going fixing mistakes, some irreparable but like you I hear nothing of this constant entitlement from them so I did something right.

  78. Notafan

    GM

    clearly you are not a boomer

  79. Roger

    I knew this instantly from my first outing, when she agreed to visit a picket line with me

    Courtship, Socialist style.

    Same sort of thing Jeremy Corbyn used to do (unflattering expose just published in Britain).

    Strange people.

  80. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sometimes when you are wandering about on the web you hit gold. Sometimes sapphires.
    This one is a diamond of the purest colour.
    It’s a RTWT.

    Dear Black America: Candace Owens Wants To Talk About Your Future (11 Feb, via Lucianne)

    At least half a dozen paras are worth quoting. Maybe a dozen. So I won’t include any. Extraordinary clarity and power.

    What an epic election would it be in 2024 if Candace Owens (age 35 years 6 months) was up against Alexandria Octavio-Cortez (age 35 years 1 month)?

  81. Notafan

    Well they keep saying they do

    Senator Fielding says it is not good enough and the pension should immediately be boosted by $70 a week.

    “We’ve had pensioners ringing our office and tell us that they’re living on dog food,” he said.

    Pensioners living on dog food: Fielding

  82. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am sure given a huge tax deduction for having four children, Muzzies of the unscrupulous sort would find a way to profit well by it. Employ numerous wives in your businesses maybe in fake jobs, and then take the untaxed money back off them? Who knows. Wives are already employed by husbands as a business tax deduction. I believe a lot of doctors do that to minimize their own income. Men with many wives could do even better than the docs.

    But I don’t have the sort of mind that finds such loopholes; others do.

    With single parents, I simply muse that more women would find such a deduction just another reason to go ahead and have a set of children without a father. Or use their tax exempt status in various business and other deals vs males who have no such status. Who knows, I don’t.

    I really don’t intend discussing this musing in an argumentative manner, even though being provoked to do so, when it is simply that; musing.

  83. RobK

    I don’t think any human ever did. You’d die of hunger before that. 
    I once owned a general store in a fairly remote goldfields setting. On one occassion two young female forms were waiting, as I open the store in the morning, to buy a large tin of Pal and borrow a fork (me thinking the fork to get the pal out to feed a dog). They proceeded to consume the pal from the tin whilst sitting outside the shop. I was glad there weren’t any other customers about.

  84. Boambee John

    calli
    #2931521, posted on February 12, 2019 at 11:03 am
    I paid 17.5% interest on the home loan. So I paid it off fast.

    Disclosure: I have never eaten Pal.

    Back in the late 1960s/early 1970s, the best hamburgers in Canberra came from a place in Civic.

    It closed suddenly, allegedly after the garbos drew to the attention of the health authorities the high number of Pal tins in the rubbish.

  85. Infidel Tiger

    Elites lose control of The Narrative …

    Bloke on Married At First Sight calls one of the nasty, entitled birds on the show a c-t.
    Usually, Australian leftists would call in the United Nations or demand his immediate arrest.
    But a strange thing happened on the way to outrage …

    When the collapse of civilization is etched into stone by space monkeys MAFS will figure prominently.

  86. Memoryvault

    I don’t think any human ever did. You’d die of hunger before that.

    Besides which, there’s no need. For a start canned pet food is bloody expensive, comparatively speaking. A tin of highly nutritious baked beans is cheaper. We buy one kilo logs of home brand polony (devon) for the chooks, – $3.30. I have a tin of home brand pears every day – $1.93.

    Last week the local supermarket was selling peaches, nectarines, and plums for $1.99 a kilo. $2.49 for bananas and 500 gram punnets of strawberries. Even beautiful grapes were only $4.20 a kilo.

    Apart from meat, people who bitch about the cost of food in this country need to go live somewhere like Karratha at the height of the mining construction boom.

  87. Disclosure: I have never knowingly eaten Pal.

  88. Boambee John

    CL at 1112

    The nation that has ravaged and destroyed European cultures and democracy is, and always has been, Germany. NATO and the EU are, for all intents and purposes, the Fourth Reich.

    The cynically stated purpose of NATO was “To keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down”.

    The Germans are back in control, so NATO has lost one of its principal purposes.

  89. Snoopy

    Dear Black America: Candace Owens Wants To Talk About Your Future

    Poor Michael Blank had a shit job but I guess someone had to do it.

  90. John Constantine

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/10/wilderness-society-to-target-abbott-frydenberg-and-hunt-in-federal-election?fbclid=IwAR0eV6DNE0MeP3UwlV57x4th7Xb2PPAmGWxvCOunoqIxuYy3WpE6R64EHT0

    Their wilderness society get tax advantages?.

    Seems like another godless commo saboteur cell parachuted in to destroy infrastructure from behind enemy lines.

    Comrades.

    The Wilderness Society is crowdfunding ads that target the Coalition’s record on the environment and call for new laws including an Environmental Protection Agency, a policy backed by the Greens and Labor at its national conference in December.

    Seriously, a secret police all powerful star chamber called the Orwellian name of ‘Protection Agents’ is another Stalinist progression towards the degrowth, deindustrialisation, de-electrification and economic genocide of australia.

  91. Infidel Tiger

    We were not discussing Australia, so you haven’t answered my question as to how in Hungary such ‘unintended consequences’ would occur.

    I still cannot understand, even if we Australians were to exempt women with four children from tax, it would ‘encourage polygamy and baby farming’

    We do know that muslim women are far less likely to work outside the home, especially not the devout polygamy types who make enough from FTB sole parent etc not to bother, that system encourages not just having four children but eight, nine, ten.

    Nevertheless the idea that single women in Australia who work full time will deliberately have four children for tax purposes is a little bit laughable, I have a feeling that the costs would outweigh the benefits.

    There is a huge difference between daddy government handing out free money and having to work hard to get into a nominally higher tax bracket to reap the benefit of tax free four children.

    Culture of ‘deliberate’ single parenthood? How do you know? Sure we see glaring examples on current affairs shows but I tend to think most single families are the result of separation and divorce and as 18% of Hungarian households are headed by a single parent whereas only 10.6% of Australian households are, your claim look rather spurious.

    some stats

    Why are you discussing single women? In a righteous world single women would be banned from having children.

    You limit the tax exemption to married families.

    And why the constant worry about Muslims? We can not avoid good policy on the off chance Mohammad’s minions cash in. Mohammedans are generally far better citizens than socialists and corporatists any way.

    Income splitting is another option too.

    Single and childless people are a scourge on society. Perpetual adolescence must taxed into obsolescence.

    Orban’s policies are increasing fertility and lowering the divorce rate and abortion rate. He is turning around the cultural suicide pact that leftism ensures.

  92. Boambee John

    Cassie at 1116

    Yep…daughter of a Liberal party power broker no less…..he dumped her by text after he had an impregnated a women still married to another man.

    As they say in industry super ads, compare the pair.

    One man, married to the mother of his children, impregnates another woman, still married to the father of her children. Now married to her and leader of a major political party.

    Another man, married to the mother of his children, impregnates another woman, who is not married. Now her partner and the former leader of a significant political party. Now a backbencher.

    Will the MSM ever make the comparison?

  93. Memoryvault

    MV. A gal can’t wear heels in a custodial setting.

    Dunno about that, Elle. In my experience girls in a custodial setting look great in stilettos.
    Especially if they match the shackles and leg manacles.

  94. Myrddin Seren

    struth @ 8:47:

    I would like an honest opinion from you people.

    I will try to be gentle….

    I walk past Mrs Struth who I notice is eating smashed Avo on toast with Cayenne pepper.
    Never seen her do that before.

    The portents are building, struth.

    struth January 10, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    ….she even recently cut her long hair off into one of those lefty bobs. It’s even got one of those longer stringy bits right at the front (her hair that is) that screams “female wanker approaching”.

    The End Times are upon you, Comrade.

    No matter what happens – we will be here for you.

  95. Notafan

    I see, one ‘muses’ on the Cat with the expectation that no-one will disagree with or challenge you.

    Employ numerous wives in your businesses maybe in fake jobs, and then take the untaxed money back off them?

    Keep musing as your comments just make more and more sense, you think, generally speaking that muslims let their wives control their net wages (should they work), sole parent pension and FTB now?

    No doubt people who have businesses family trust arrangements etc already to minimize tax would take advantage of any addition tax exemptions, most of those people would not be muslims though.

    I would suggest, by the way, you could stop responding to my questions, if you don’t like being asked to support your ‘muses’.

  96. struth

    Disclosure: I have never eaten Pal.

    Dogs should eat kibble.
    When they get to the stage they cant eat kibble, time to say sleepy time.

    I thought you’d serve your dogs the best hand made chicken and duck rolls and arisanally produced by VIP ooch.
    Enough.
    Your poor mutt gets only Kibble so you can have a double latte decaf with a chocolate sprinkle for $7.50 in a paper cup?

    Disclosure.
    I have eaten cat food.
    I’m not sure it was whiskas or not.
    Shit happens to young Diesel Mechanic apprentices back in the day that should not be talked about.
    Especially when we’d get hungry and sneak into the smoko room to steal each others sandwiches.

    I was starving to death, near passed out with hunger I was, when on passing the smoko room I saw some sandwiches on the table and swiped them.
    The tuna fish sandwich was rather boney I thought and the other bastards I worked with were going around the workshop “meowing”.
    Pricks.

  97. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Marital status of American single mothers:
    49% were never married
    30% are divorced
    17% are separated
    3.5% are widowed
    42% have one child and 32% have two children.

    Some interesting stats – Notafan’s link. These are US ones, but they indicate the social trend in the OECD nations included in the survey. Most notable is the decline in marriage as well as the rise in separations, also indicating a decline in marriage, in this case, as a lifelong union. In a modern economy, with western medical systems, death is clearly no longer the significant factor in single parenthood that it once was.

    The Hungarians are encouraging the familial package.

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    It can be incredibly depressing to read your own psych file.
    Poignant sigh.
    What a waste.

  99. Notafan

    One man, married to the mother of his children, impregnates another woman, still married to the father of her children. Now married to her and leader of a major political party.

    Bill Shorten and his wife were unable to have children, must have been a particularly bitter pill for her but other than that excellent points.

    Not to mention a few years latter the ‘other woman’ gets a book published by the august MUP about what an awesome job she is doing managing a ‘blended family’ .

    read the blurb for ‘Take Heart: A Story for Modern Stepfamilies’

  100. Memoryvault

    Were you ever sent to fetch a wooden welding rod from the store-room, Struth?
    A common prank in the machine shop with newly acquired apprentices when I was cadet engineer.

  101. John Constantine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_France

    The ruination of Europe as the French go on the rampage every generation has been spectacular.

    Only been a germany for a hundred odd years, but the French have been trying it on for millenia.

    A French speaking european union would be as bad as Skynet, only not as self-aware.

    Comrades.

  102. Bruce of Newcastle

    Further to the story about Candace Owens, I hadn’t come across the Evie Magazine site before now.

    They don’t have an ‘about’ page, so had to hunt. The fun finding was in the most recent article (7 Feb) by the editor herself. She includes a quote:

    “Friendship must be about something. Those who have nothing can share nothing.” – C.S. Lewis

    That seems to be a fine advertisement for Ms Evie and her magazine, especially for lady Cats

  103. struth

    struth January 10, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    ….she even recently cut her long hair off into one of those lefty bobs. It’s even got one of those longer stringy bits right at the front (her hair that is) that screams “female wanker approaching”.

    The End Times are upon you, Comrade.

    No matter what happens – we will be here for you.

    Thanks for going back that far just to remind me.
    She’s had her hair done again since then, so no more lefty luvvyy strand.

    Hang on.
    Why’s she getting her hair done so often?

    Single and childless people are a scourge on society. Perpetual adolescence must taxed into obsolescence.

    Every day there is a lesson into why Asians are so prone to communism.

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Were you ever sent to fetch a wooden welding rod from the store-room, Struth?

    I’ve seen an apprentice spend a long time, looking for a radiator hose for a Volkswagen.

  105. Memoryvault

    It can be incredibly depressing to read your own psych file.

    Try memorising the entire book of cloured dots used to detect colour-blindness, only to find out the army used a different, uncheatable method of testing.

  106. Infidel Tiger

    Emma Husar hasn’t turned up to parliament, potentially causing a major upset for Bill Shorten ahead of today’s medivac bill vote.

    Gold.

  107. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Emma Husar fails to show ahead of medivac bill vote

    Exclusive
    Rosie Lewis
    Reporter
    @rosieslewis
    Michael Roddan
    Reporter
    18 minutes ago February 12, 2019

    Rogue Labor MP Emma Husar has not turned up to parliament, potentially causing a major upset for Bill Shorten who could have an historic win over the government on the medivac bill and cause chaos for Scott Morrison by adding an extra two sitting weeks to the calendar.

    Labor sources have confirmed the party was trying to locate Ms Husar, who has been estranged from her colleagues since she says she was forced not to contest her Sydney electorate of Lindsay and was “slut shamed” in the midst of a controversy over her management and treatment of former staffers.

  108. Elle

    It can be incredibly depressing to read your own psych file.
    Poignant sigh.
    What a waste.

    You ok?
    Not a waste. Be kind to yourself.

  109. Boambee John

    Notafan at 1154

    Not to mention a few years latter the ‘other woman’ gets a book published by the august MUP about what an awesome job she is doing managing a ‘blended family’ .

    Apologies, I had mixed up the origins of the children in BS’s “blended family”. They are all Chloe’s?

  110. Memoryvault

    Emma Husar hasn’t turned up to parliament, potentially causing a major upset for Bill Shorten ahead of today’s medivac bill vote.

    Don’t be so judgemental IT.
    Without a Comcar and driver the poor girl would have no way of even finding Parliament House.

  111. Confused Old Misfit

    Without a Comcar and driver the poor girl would have no way of even finding Parliament House.

    Surely she has a smartphone?

  112. Boambee John

    Memoryvault
    #2931589, posted on February 12, 2019 at 12:03 pm
    It can be incredibly depressing to read your own psych file.

    Try memorising the entire book of cloured dots used to detect colour-blindness, only to find out the army used a different, uncheatable method of testing.

    Buggers rejected me for Portsea using that system.

  113. Memoryvault

    Surely she has a smartphone?

    Probably, Misfit.
    But she’d still need a taxpayer-funded person to operate it for her.

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Kerryn Phelps and Richard Di Natale help to strip bare Labor’s border policy weaknessChris KennyFollow @chriskkenny

    50 minutes ago February 12, 2019

    Who would have thought the Liberal Party would owe a debt of gratitude to Kerryn Phelps? The independent MP who snatched the prized seat of Wentworth last year has been thought of as a major irritant to the Coalition — a green Left activist masquerading as a centrist and capitalising on a protest vote to push the government into minority.

    But now she has done Scott Morrison a huge favour; she has exposed Bill Shorten and the Labor Party on the central issue of border protection. If not for Phelps, Liberal strategists would now be wondering how they could convince voters that border protection was still a relevant issue at the upcoming election.

    The Bill proposed by the Wentworth independent and the inept way Labor has handled it has exposed the reality of this issue — we now see Labor’s border protection frailty stripped bare. For years Shorten has worked hard to demonstrate he could be strong on borders and not have policy dictated to him by his own party’s Socialist Left but now his policy is being written for him by the likes of Phelps and Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

    From the Oz. A competent Government, not afraid of going for the jugular, would be eating Whinging William’s lunch for him.

  115. John64

    Emma Husar hasn’t turned up to parliament

    What odds the SFLs will grant her a pair?

  116. struth

    Were you ever sent to fetch a wooden welding rod from the store-room, Struth?

    I did half my apprenticeship at a big company where they had storeman, so those “chequered paint, long weight” shit was tried on.
    Second half was done in a smaller setting of one mechanic, me, from third year on, the bosses sons just playing around, doing the basics, and that was it.
    Dunny was outside.
    If anyone stayed too long in there, especially with a people magazine, you could expect a flame thrower under the dunny door from CRC and a lighter.
    Pigeons would often be seen flying from the shed, well lit, as with the odd mouse.
    We used to fill up a green garbage bag with oxy acetylene , break a globe to expose a filament, tape it in and chuck it under a 44 opened at the bottom.
    Running the wires down behind a barricade we would smack the wires on a battery and the explosion was awesome, and the 44 used to really get some height.
    This was in an industrial area , then still surrounded by paddocks, yet big enough to have the local emergency services turn up once.
    Never had youtube then.

    But we still managed to service the entire truck and trailer fleet on a Saturday morning, while having bigger jobs like relines and rebuilds on the go.
    But if you told the yoong mechanics these days, that we ooused to do ten prrrrime movers and god knows hoow many trailers in one morning , they just wooooooouuuuuuldn’t believe you.

  117. Bruce of Newcastle

    Poor Michael Blank had a shit job but I guess someone had to do it.

    Snoopy – I admit defeat, I don’t get that one. This Michael Blank looks to be a trojan fighter. Not being a twitterati all I have to go on is a DDG search, but he RTs James Woods, which means the entire left immediately detests him.

    A plus…you inspired me to search the lady who wrote the Candace Owens article. Wow.

  118. mh

    Trump’s approval rating among likely voters soars to his best in 23 MONTHS at 52 per cent after State of the Union address as border-wall shutdown talks intensify

    * Rasmussen Reports poll has Trump at 52 per cent approval, his best showing in 23 months and a higher number than his winning edge in 2016
    * Significant up-swing since government-shutdown low of 43 per cent
    * New numbers were collected in the three days immediately following State of the Union address
    * Asked what Monday’s numbers mean, a senior Democratic House aide confided on background: ‘I don’t know yet if it’s horrible, but it sure isn’t good’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6691891/Trumps-approval-rating-likely-voters-soars-best-23-MONTHS-52-cent.html

  119. C.L.

    One man, married to the mother of his children, impregnates another woman, still married to the father of her children. Now married to her and leader of a major political party.

    Another man, married to the mother of his children, impregnates another woman, who is not married. Now her partner and the former leader of a significant political party. Now a backbencher.

    OK, I give up. Who and what the hell are we talking about?

  120. Notafan

    They are all Chloe’s?

    Yes they are John.

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    Is it normal for your psychiatrist to retire, AND move countries before they give you your case file?
    Asking for a friend.

    😁

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Buggers rejected me for Portsea using that system.

    Duntroon graduated gentlemen trying to be officers, Portsea graduated officers trying to be gentlemen, and Scheyville graduated neither, trying to be both..

  123. Infidel Tiger

    OK, I give up. Who and what the hell are we talking about?

    I posted an article yesterday about how Orban’s hungry is reversing fertility rates, promoting amrriage and making abortion rarer with pro family policies.

    The usual dull edged thinking that populates this low wattage website could not handle this and instead leapt to: “Muslims!” “Single mums!”.

    I feel like Sisyphus working the late shift around you swines sometimes.

  124. Snoopy

    Check the photo credits, Bruce. Easy to miss I admit.

  125. Myrddin Seren

    struth

    Hang on.
    Why’s she getting her hair done so often?

    Time to start stalking her, struth.

  126. C.L.

    California Democrats invite drug gangs to take over the state:

    California pulls troops from Mexico border.

    California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an order withdrawing more than two-thirds of the state’s National Guard troops from the US-Mexico border, calling claims of an illegal immigration crisis there nothing but “political theatre.”

    Because, after all …

    The governor, a Democrat who took office in January, said border crossings were at their lowest level since 1971 and that the state’s undocumented population had dropped to a more than 10-year low.

    This reminds me of an old, ongoing Glenn Reynolds favourite: \Democrats who claim a falling crime rate is proof that tough sentencing laws are not needed.

  127. Shy Ted

    Links to pics of lady shoes and Married at First Sight! The Cat needs to be burned to the ground.

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    Check the photo credits, Bruce.

    😀
    Pity the poor guy who has to do Michelle Obama.

  129. struth

    Time to start stalking her, struth

    You say it like I care what the hell she does.

    Only once she leaves the kitchen do I start to become concerned.
    This may happen tomorrow.
    It’s her birthday.

  130. Stimpson J. Cat

    I feel like Sisyphus working the late shift around you swines sometimes.

    I think the problem is more moving the rocks in heads rather than the rocks on hills.

  131. Shy Ted

    Listening to the ABC on the drive home this morning I thought I was listening to the Second Coming of the Messiah but it was just Hakeem Al Arabi. Australian C-grade soccer is saved!

  132. struth

    I have told Mrs Struth not to worry with the coffee being brought to me whilst I am still in bed, and I’ll only want eggs on toast, and not the usual full sausages, eggs, bacon, tomato, mushies, and steak breakfast.
    It’s her birthday.

    I should like to relay her response to this, but some of the words I’m not even sure I know how to spell.

  133. struth

    I have told Mrs Struth not to worry with the coffee being brought to me whilst I am still in bed, and I’ll only want eggs on toast, and not the usual full sausages, eggs, bacon, tomato, mushies, and steak breakfast.
    It’s her birthday.

    I should like to relay her response to this, but some of the words I’m not even sure I know how to sp ell.

  134. Memoryvault

    Hang on.
    Why’s she getting her hair done so often?

    You haven’t recently employed a new guy to clean the pool have you Struth?
    Maybe a young, tall, fit, healthy, tanned sort?

    If that is the case, don’t worry about when she goes out.
    Start worrying when she dispatches you to Bunnings or somewhere.

  135. Bruce of Newcastle

    I thought I was listening to the Second Coming of the Messiah but it was just Hakeem Al Arabi.

    Seven or Nine in the 11:30am news was covering the story of Mr Al Arabi and how Australia somehow managed heroically to convince Thailand to ignore Bahrain’s extradition request.

    I was curious about what Bahrain wants to extradite him for. Seven/Nine didn’t say. Which sounds sus. What’s Mr Al Arabi been up to?

  136. struth

    Start worrying when she dispatches you to Bunnings or somewhere

    That’s the only place she does dispatch me to??!!
    Bloody hell.
    I can’t afford a divorce for her birthday.
    I wasn’t planning on spending that much.

  137. John Constantine

    Their labor oligarchs announce the cap on buybacks of Murray darling basin irrigation water is to go.

    The rewilding of the system is to accelerate.

    Labor orcs declare it is buybacks or compulsory acquisition to clearances the Tories from the irrigation districts.

    Degrowth.

    Comrades.

  138. Mother Lode

    Trump’s approval rating among likely voters soars to his best in 23 MONTHS at 52 per cent after State of the Union address as border-wall shutdown talks intensify

    Would this be the same SOTU address that the ABC assures us was an occasion where Pelosi smacked him down with her ‘sarcastic’ clap?

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Seems Emma Husar’s shown up at Parliament, after all.

  140. C.L.

    Will VicPol seek to identify the “anonymous source” who phoned the Herald Sun to report that all the prisoners in Barwon are Tony Mokbel’s bitches? Because it seems very suspicious to me that the biggest criminal identity in the lawyer 3838 scandal was knifed the day after that story ran.

  141. Old School Conservative

    Boambee John
    #2931564, posted on February 12, 2019 at 11:32 am
    Back in the late 1960s/early 1970s, the best hamburgers in Canberra came from a place in Civic.
    It closed suddenly, allegedly after the garbos drew to the attention of the health authorities the high number of Pal tins in the rubbish.

    Ditto at Manly Vale at roughly the same time.
    Garbos were alerted by the massive rattle when tipping the dumpster into their truck.

  142. John Constantine

    Clearly the public wants rewilding of the Murray darling, declares their ABC activist on rural radio.

  143. Diogenes

    In case anybody missed it, Lawyer X was partially outed on Nein News last night in a story on the untimely demise of one T Mokbel. Reporter mentions that lawyer X represented said T Mokbel. Shouldn’t be hard to identify him with bit of info.

  144. Snoopy

    Shouldn’t be hard to identify him with bit of info.

    Or her even.

  145. Myrddin Seren

    I have told Mrs Struth not to worry with the coffee being brought to me whilst I am still in bed, and I’ll only want eggs on toast, and not the usual full sausages, eggs, bacon, tomato, mushies, and steak breakfast.

    It’s her birthday.

    Trust you have her in the kitchen baking a nice cake for the occasion.

  146. Boambee John

    CL at 1220

    OK, I give up. Who and what the hell are we talking about?

    Bill Shorten (but I got the bit about him having children with the first wife wrong) and Bananaby, and the different MSM treatment of similar cases.

  147. Snoopy

    Let’s not forget that ABC rural is one the strongest reasons why it would be a huge mistake to shut down the ABC. It’s indispensable to country folk. Apparently.

  148. Percy Popinjay

    cattle don’t vote
    paperwork doesn’t need boobs

    This is why I love this blog. You learn something new everyday. 🙂

    Gee, I forgot the Grannies were on (again) :(.

  149. areff

    Shouldn’t be hard to identify him

    He identifies as she

  150. Infidel Tiger

    Will VicPol seek to identify the “anonymous source” who phoned the Herald Sun to report that all the prisoners in Barwon are Tony Mokbel’s bitches? Because it seems very suspicious to me that the biggest criminal identity in the lawyer 3838 scandal was knifed the day after that story ran.

    Australia is one of the most corrupt places on earth.

  151. Infidel Tiger

    Concern for Tony Mokbel’s safety over speculation of Crown deal
    Anthony Dowsley, AAP, HeraldSun
    April 20, 2011 2:32pm
    UPDATE 8pm: POLICE chief Simon Overland says the taskforce charged with investigating Melbourne’s gangland wars will survive, despite admissions by Tony Mokbel that he orchestrated a multimillion dollar drug enterprise.
    Mr Overland said the Purana Taskforce had “moved on” to deal with other organised crime threats.

    “There’s more than enough work for them to be doing,” he said.

    Mr Overland said he was pleased Mokbel’s charges had reached a turning point after protracted and difficult investigations.

    “I think it’s important from the point of view of confidence of the Victorian community that Tony Mokbel has been prosecuted for those outstanding matters,” he told reporters.

    The comments come as it emerged the drug lord’s life may be in danger after speculation he has struck a deal to become a Crown witness to solve outstanding cases.

    Mokbel’s lawyers, Rob Stary and Associates, say there has been no agreement as part of his guilty plea.

    Disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser speculated Mokbel had cut a deal to turn Crown witness this morning, while prominent journalist John Silvester told 3AW that taskforce detectives trying to gain a conviction in the murders of Terence and Christine Hodson were likely to approach Mokbel.

    “One would hope that’s precisely the deal that’s been cut. And I would be amazed if it wasn’t,” Fraser said.

    Mokbel’s lawyers said there was no truth to the speculation.

    “Today there was speculation in the media that part of the settlement agreement between our client Tony Mokbel and the Director of Public Prosecutions may have included an arrangement that Mokbel would give evidence against others, including corrupt police. This is completely untrue,” lawyer Grace Morgan said.

    Chief Commissioner Simon Overland refused to be drawn on the issue of a deal, but did not rule out police attempting to gain a statement from Mokbel.

    Old newspaper clippings are fascinating.

  152. Tom

    For years Shorten has worked hard to demonstrate he could be strong on borders and not have policy dictated to him by his own party’s Socialist Left but now his policy is being written for him by the likes of Phelps and Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

    Bullshit.

    Since he was appointed by the Liars factions (in defiance of the rank and file, which had voted for Albo), Peanut Head has been working hard to make the Liars greener than the Greenfilth so lefty Liars voters wouldn’t jump ship. That strategy has now blown up in his face.

  153. John64

    Seems Emma Husar’s shown up at Parliament, after all.

    Perhaps she had been out walking the dog.

  154. Bruce of Newcastle

    Los Angeles government weenies are now catching typhus at work.

    ‘Absolutely terrifying’: Deputy city attorney says she contracted typhus at City Hall

    Well done LA! You are now a diseased shithole as well as being a socialist utopia.

  155. EvilElvis

    Links to pics of lady shoes and Married at First Sight! The Cat needs to be burned to the ground.

    The degeneracy on MaFS is something to behold. Yet, it pales in comparison to the debauchery of leftism.

    And yes, Mel Schilling, ex-spurt on the show was way out of line. My girl and I have aptly nicknamed the ex-spurts ‘milkcrate and PJ’s’. That’s the extent of their counselling, sitting in the bedroom corner on a milk crate with their PJs on judging fornication.

  156. calli

    I enjoyed that Candace Owens article, Bruce. She seems to be a very smart lady,

    They have come to terms with the fact that most journalists are nothing more than political activists who care very little about objective truths.

    Had this very discussion with a neighbour this morning.

    We’re highbrow philosophers up this neck of the woods. 🙂

  157. Baldrick

    Perhaps she had been out walking the dog.

    Why, was the Wong chap not in the Senate?

  158. Notafan

    I was curious about what Bahrain wants to extradite him for. Seven/Nine didn’t say. Which sounds sus. What’s Mr Al Arabi been up to?

    Ten year sentence handed down in 2014 for involvement in ‘Arab Spring’ for which his brother is in gaol also. He fled in 2014.

    MSM is silent about how he arrived in Australia, thought I doubt he arrived via usual humanitarian programme, too darn quick.

  159. Boambee John

    Via Quadrant On Line, an extract from AOC’s Green New Deal.

    repairing historic oppression of indigenous people, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialised communities, depopulated rural communities,

    It seems to have escaped her genius that one way to solve the bolded problems would be not to deindustrialise the cities or re-wild rural areas.

  160. Zatara

    You won’t read about this in the leftist media:
    THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS Line Up to See Trump in El Paso – Hundreds Arrive 24 Hrs Early – 75,000 Request Tickets For 8,000 Seat Arena

    Meanwhile, across town ‘Beto’ O’Rourk is rallying the Democrats! Ta Da!

    At last count there were less than 100 people at the Dem rally and the presentation sucked so badly that CSPAN cancelled covering it and is instead running with an ayatollah ranting in Tehran…. in Farsi.

  161. Mother Lode

    I just read the Candace Owens interview.

    It was really good. It was really about Candace and her ideas.

    Not too sure about all the photos of her but. They were very…er…distracting. But seriously, she is young hot and black – a single-handed refutation of the GOP as representatives of conservatives.

    And if you compare her to Occassional-Cortex, AOC seems a creaking anachronism spouting the same age old socialist bilge about big governments and free stuff, with absolutely no depth or understanding at all.

  162. areff

    IT: Exactly! The real question is: with a royal commission into VicPol about to begin, why was Mokbel in the general prison population rather than extremely tight protective custody pending his testimony? All other members of the criminal-australian community likely to have information of assisatance to the RC likewise.

    I think we all know the answer.

  163. stackja

    Notafan – As I remember soccer player given refugee status.

  164. Mother Lode

    What odds the SFLs will grant her a pair?

    Would that they would do that to Slomo.

  165. calli

    C’mon, Mother Lode.

    AOC is on the Right Side of History.

    Karl Marx says so, so it must be true.

  166. Notafan

    depopulated rural communities,

    I’m always at a loss as to why ‘rural communities’ need to be maintained.

  167. Mother Lode

    Would that they would do did that to Slomo.

  168. Old School Conservative

    JC
    #2931528, posted on February 12, 2019 at 11:07 am
    Old school
    I bought my first place for 72k. Interest rates were high then. That place is possibly worth around $2.5 million now.
    Don’t call hardship without knowing what you’re talking about.

    Another example of JC inhabiting the stratosphere of the “masters of the universe” and not understanding simple family finances.
    He also falls into the Adam Crichton sewer trap of confusing income with assets – quite a simple distinction really JC if you actually thought about it. There must be an app to help you.
    A quick economics update for the commonsense-challenged JC:
    High interest rates made it difficult to pay the monthly mortgage repayments.
    Yes, over time the value of the property went up BUT WE WERE LIVING IN IT and therefore didn’t capitalise of the higher PAPER value of the property.

    I’m sure your mega stardom blinded you to the facts of life for many others so I’ll give you a pass this time. It’s a one-time only offer.

  169. Memoryvault

    Australia is one of the most corrupt places on earth.

    No it’s not, IT.
    Australian governments have for years worked to legalise almost all forms of corruption.
    Now almost all corruption is “legal”, as long as you have paid for the appropriate licence or permit.

  170. struth

    Trust you have her in the kitchen baking a nice cake for the occasion.

    It’s her birthday, so any flavour of chocolate she wants is fine by me.

    Now, off to Bunnings, sigh………….

  171. Notafan

    High interest rates made it difficult to pay the monthly mortgage repayments.

    Oh me too

    Except the mortgage was small and it was only a couple of years of difficulty.

    Got sick of taking a cut lunch to work and eating spag bol, terrible times they were.

  172. Infidel Tiger

    I’m always at a loss as to why ‘rural communities’ need to be maintained.

    Urbanization has been happening for about 150 years now.

    I’m more worried about the centralization of power and bureaucracy, which is why I implore people to embrace localism

    Outsourcing our lives to the faceless state has ruined us.

  173. Bruce of Newcastle

    Every time you hit peak stupidity you see another higher peak in front of you:

    Adidas Pulls All-White Black History Month Sneaker After Social Media Backlash

    Follow the linked link to the wonderful fantasyland where a shoe company feels it needs to manufacture a white shoe for Black History Month. And it is made of cotton so even Greens hate it.

  174. C.L.

    Australian governments have for years worked to legalise almost all forms of corruption.
    Now almost all corruption is “legal”, as long as you have paid for the appropriate licence or permit.

    Indeed.

  175. bespoke

    Candace has promise but is just as prone to putting her foot in it as AOC. Plus she has a high maintenance ego that could flip anytime, she would be at home on the Cat.

  176. Zatara

    Yet another bomb goes off in Sweden. That makes 4 in 24 hours. Comparing per capita, that’s like 130 bombs going off in the US in a day.

    Cops say “There is no reason for the public to be scared because of what happened. There is no link to terrorism and no threat to anyone in the neighborhood. ”

    And not a word from the MSM.

    I’m keeping the spare room available in case the Swedish Bikini Team seeks asylum.

  177. Elle

    Dunno about that, Elle. In my experience girls in a custodial setting look great in stilettos.
    Especially if they match the shackles and leg manacles.

    Chortle 😁

  178. Infidel Tiger

    Candace has promise but is just as prone to putting her foot in it as AOC. Plus she has a high maintenance ego that could flip anytime, she would be at home on the Cat.

    Candace is the right’s AOC.

    Wouldn’t mind them jelly wrestling, but have no interest in their views on politics.

  179. Des Deskperson

    Meanwhile, at the Cranston trial, the defendant is arguing that, far from seeking an advantage for his son, he was trying to dissuade him from becoming involved with ‘the wrong kind of people”:

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/former-tax-man-didn-t-want-son-involved-with-the-wrong-kind-of-people-court-hears-20190211-p50wzr.html

    “In a taped phone call in early 2017, Mr Cranston told his son the data he was seeking was in a “protected area” usually associated with organised crime.

    “It has to be the organised crime area because there’s that secret number on it,” Mr Cranston said during the phone call.”

    During his closing address to the jury Mr Cranston’s barrister, David Staehli, SC, said there was no such thing as a “secret number” in relation to Mr Anquetil’s file.

    “It’s kind of ‘fake news’ in a way,” Mr Staehli said, adding that his client was “trying to push him [Adam Cranston] away from the potential for being involved with the wrong kind of people”.

    I won’t comment in this for obvious reasons. An interesting side line is that Cranston is – or was – ‘a 40-year veteran of the Tax Office’. Forty years in one agency is very unusual in the APS, particularly for one getting to such a senior level. But that’s the insular, narrow and mate-oriented culture of the ATO.

  180. calli

    Many…many people at that rally, Zatara.

  181. Mother Lode

    Has the ‘Country Shoppers are Sacred’ vote been held yet?

  182. feelthebern

    This VicPol mess should result in 30-40 coppers thrown in jail.
    & 300-400 crims let out.
    Only in Victoria.

  183. feelthebern

    I’m weighting for Dee Madigan or some other ALP surrogate to blame informant 3838 on Jeff Kennett.
    Which will not be fact checked by ABC etc.

  184. feelthebern

    weighting = waiting

  185. Snoopy

    I’m weighting for Dee Madigan or some other ALP surrogate to blame informant 3838 on Jeff Kennett.
    Which will not be fact checked by ABC etc.

    TheirABC will fact check Kennett’s denial and find it ‘misleading’.

  186. feelthebern

    This could lead to the biggest purge in Victorian ALP/VivPol/deep-state/swamp history.
    Not people losing jobs etc.
    People being disappeared, China style.

  187. feelthebern

    Poor ol’ Fatty Nixon.
    However is she going to outrun a VicPol cleanup crew?
    She’d be sleeping in runners these days.
    Crisp white runners that have never stepped on asphalt before.

  188. gingerbeer

    My favorite bit from the Candace Owens interview –

    CANDACE: Because personal responsibility has long gone out of fashion. We have an education system that is quite literally teaching students how to place blame. Feminism is a course in how to blame the patriarchy. African-American studies is a course in how to blame the white man— and so it goes. We aren’t teaching problem-solving anymore. We aren’t even teaching critical-thinking anymore. Cultural Marxism has taken hold in our society. We are seeing a widespread false belief in the value of oppression, which is ultimately undermining our society.

  189. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Notafan I did not answer you directly. I said a while ago on Catallaxy that I would never again respond to your particular style of goading, verballing and misrepresenting. I shall thus muse away here when I feel lke it. Unintended consequences are worth ‘musing’ about, while you, like Harken, are not on my agenda for attention. You do raise interesting ideas and you are not a troll, but here as elsewhere one can shut off to some vexatious people. Scum such as Harken contribute nothing and I certainly do not put you Notafan in that category. Still hold fast that non-response to you is the best approach for me. Harken I simply tell to fuck off. He does not belong here.

  190. Myrddin Seren

    From yesterday

    JC

    You know how Tom often tells us just how dumb journos are these days. Tom’s wrong, they’re worse than dumb. Get a load of a New York Times journalist getting schooled on journalism by a comedian who does a radio show and black ties the UFC.

    vr

    That’s Bari Weiss, who used to write for the WSJ. Left the journal with Bret Stephens. She has gone loopy.

    Okay – I know of Joe Rogan, but I can’t say I follow his online chats.

    So I went to the original discussion between Rogan and Weiss.

    I lasted 35 minutes.

    I am blowed if I can see much difference in outlook between the two of them, except he is more supportive of responsible gun ownership.

    If there is some red meat SJW-schooling in the next two hours, they lost me already.

    Back to the excitement of the AEMO dashboard

  191. Shy Ted

    The time to start worrying Struth is when Mrs Struth comes home with spectacles that could get her a gig on The Drum. Although on re-reading that I suspect if any wife comes home with Drumspecs it’s already too late.

  192. VicPol cleanup crew

    Alotta people wearing Kevlar vests .
    New Kevlar manufacturing plant scheduled for the ka booming economy of Viktoristan.

  193. Try again

    VicPol cleanup crew

    Alotta people wearing Kevlar vests .
    New Kevlar manufacturing plant scheduled for the ka booming economy of Viktoristan.

  194. C.L.

    I believe 3838 is the tip of the sewage fatberg.
    George Péll’s legal team must have a very live interest right now in what Victoria’s utterly corrupt police and state apparatchiks are capable of. They have illegally rigged literally hundreds of prosecutions of people they believed were deserving of special tactics. An article I read when 3838 broke argued that in the context of the Melbourne Gang War, VicPol came to believe they could and should bend the law to get the alleged perpetrators. It’s very easy to see them doing exactly the same thing in the context of child sex abuse. The ‘witnesses’ they recruited were deranged dirtbag criminals and serial fabulists. They would have been brushed by any other police force. But VicPol shoved their malodorous pile of shit brief down the DPP’s throat (twice) and went ahead anyway, obviously believing Joe Q. Bogan would convict Péll of being a right-wing Catholic priest.

  195. Shy Ted

    Wow, $1000 for electrickery here in SA, more than ten times anywhere else ‘cept Tassie. It’s blowing a gale, the sun has only just come out. Next sunny day is Sunday but also light winds. Price suddenly drops to $57, take that other states. Back to $1000 in a coupla hours when the sun ain’t so high?

  196. JC

    Old school

    Firstly, buying a home is not hardship. It’s a trade off.

    Secondly, in the example I gave, a fully financed home with a capital value of 72,000 at 12% was $8600. It would cost $125,000 in interest cost for the same place now.

    The currrent capital value interest mix is “hardship”, not the old days even at those sorts of interest rates . Furthermore, wages at the time were rising 10% a year nominally.

    And stop replying in the third person, as it’s very ladyboy-like. It’s a prevailing sickness at this blog with the third person bullshit perpetrated by the least intelligent. Don’t be one of those ladyboys. Fact, it doesn’t make your argument anymore persuasive.

  197. zyconoclast

    What an epic election would it be in 2024 if Candace Owens (age 35 years 6 months) was up against Alexandria Octavio-Cortez (age 35 years 1 month)?

    AOC by a landslide.
    In this contest, free stuff will always win.

  198. stackja

    Newspaper Drops Syndicated Cartoonist After Reader Finds Nasty Hidden Message to Trump

    The Butler Eagle newspaper in Pennsylvania fired syndicated cartoonist Wiley Miller on Monday after a reader reported a hidden anti-Trump message in Miller’s Sunday cartoon. The cartoon tells Trump to “go f*** yourself.”

    Fran Warren
    ‏@FranWarren
    18 hours ago
    Here is the image of the Non Sequitur comic strip.
    With the oh-so clever Trump insult

  199. Shy Ted

    Elite athlete refugee soccer-playing Muslim icon Hakeem al Araibi has a Wikipedia page. This is his 4th season playing C-grade soccer during which time he’s scored 9 goals. The next day Al-Araibi told the public prosecutor he had been playing in a televised football match when the attack took place and denied the allegations. But his detention was extended for 45 days, during which he says security forces tried to torture a confession out of him. He told German broadcaster ARD “They spent three hours hitting me hard on my legs, while saying we will break your bones, we will destroy your future, you will never play football again with these legs.”.
    So are the Bahraini security forces really bad at what they do? Who knows, with undamaged legs he might have scored 4 or 5 goals per season. Australia the sucker country.

  200. stackja

    The Entire Democrat House Leadership Just Dropped the Hammer on Ilhan Omar for Promoting ‘Anti-Sem1t1c Tropes’

    In case you missing it over the weekend, freshman Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made a series of anti-Sem1t1c remarks on twitter. This of course was a continuation of her anti-Sem1t1c habit.

  201. Makka

    AOC by a landslide.
    In this contest, free stuff will always win.

    After 8 years of Trump driven prosperity you think US voters would chuck it away to go all Venezuela with AOC? Free stuff is always on the table, didn’t help Killary.

  202. duncanm

    A most excellent view of the floodwaters heading SE towards the Eyre basin.

    linky

  203. Shy Ted

    cartoonist Wiley Miller . Wow, that’s Cathy Wilcox cartooning quality.

  204. thefrollickingmole

    C.L.

    Good point on hells P e l l, how many stitch ups and selective “evidencing” (including basically advertising for claimants) have been going on?

  205. Leo G

    Yet another bomb goes off in Sweden. That makes 4 in 24 hours. Comparing per capita, that’s like 130 bombs going off in the US in a day.
    Cops say “There is no reason for the public to be scared because of what happened. There is no link to terrorism and no threat to anyone in the neighborhood. ”

    The Swedish authorities may believe the bombings are connected with the increased sentence just handed down to mail bomber (and frustrated cryptocurrency investor) Jermu Michael Salonen.

  206. thefrollickingmole

    New tragedy…
    New Zealander refugees not allowed unlimited access to Australian welfare/hospitals/schools…

    Welelaw arrived in Australia with has family in 2013 on New Zealand passports, after being granted refugee status there from their home country of Ethiopia.

    They moved to Melbourne to be closer to family and for better job prospects, but although Welelaw has been in Australia since he was 12 years old and successfully completed his high school studies here, he is ineligible for a government-funded university loan.

  207. Baldrick

    Labor and the Greenfilth now back in control of border security:

    Thomas O’Brien @TJ__OBrien (SkyNewsAust)
    State of play: With Independent MP Cathy McGowan now confirming her support for Medivac legislation – the Labor/Greens/Independent amendments will pass the House TODAY so long as Labor and Greens can broker a deal.
    Won’t go before the Senate until tomorrow though.

  208. JC

    After 8 years of Trump driven prosperity you think US voters would chuck it away to go all Venezuela with AOC? Free stuff is always on the table, didn’t help Killary.

    Trump’s win was a fluke. Crooked received 3 million more votes.

    70% of the population supports a 70% tax rate on incomes over $10 million. In other words they support fleecing struggling rich people with only a few homes and a tired private jet.

  209. mh

    Trump holds 2020 campaign rally in El Paso, Texas

  210. cohenite

    Crooked received 3 million more votes.

    From dead people.

  211. mh

    Trump’s win was a fluke.

    JC did not pick it.

    Therefore it was a fluke.

  212. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    In an extraordinary rebuke, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House Democratic leaders on Monday called on Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women in Congress, to apologize for comments she made on Twitter that they called “anti-Semitic.”

  213. John64

    An unfortunate side effect of the Townsville floods occurring in the federal electorate of Kennedy is that it gives local member Bob Katter a license to ramble incoherently in the House for around 15 minutes and counting under the guise of a “statement by indulgence”.

  214. JC

    mh

    Try and not be a idiot. It’s not a good look.

  215. C.L.

    In the long run, you can never beat a committed socialist lunatic who promises to get even with The Wich and give away more Free Stuff. Once upon a time in America, a solid, white, Christian, familial society of thrifty strivers dominated, aligned to both parties. Those days are gone.

  216. Mother Lode

    cartoonist Wiley Miller . Wow, that’s Cathy Wilcox cartooning quality.

    It is atypical, I think.

    Wiley’s Non-Sequiter cartoons used to be my favourites. He used to frame them as if viewing from off angles, sometimes almost directly above, sometimes like the proverbial fly on the wall.

    I have not checked, but I would guess the Leonardo Bear-Vinci was an object inside a bigger cartoon, not the cartoon itself.

    Still, it is sad that so many ‘creatives’ are unable to resist letting their every opinion seep into everything they do. He will have lost some fans, and the new ones he picked up will soon get bored because the work he normally does never had appeal before and will soon enough not have it again.

    I think it is a kind of tourettes.

  217. JC

    cohenite
    #2931736, posted on February 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Crooked received 3 million more votes.

    From dead people.

    And non-citizens.

  218. Confused Old Misfit

    Beto O’Rourke will speak at a march at the same time President Donald Trump will be holding his campaign rally Monday night in El Paso, Texas.

  219. C.L.

    Perth’s “dine and dash” lady won’t have to pay for a meal for two years.
    ——————–
    Speaking of dine and dash, where’s Monty?
    Monty, get in here and apologise for supporting the KKK/blackface/rapist/anti-sem1te Dems.

  220. cohenite
    #2931736, posted on February 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Crooked received 3 million more votes.

    From dead people.

    And non-citizens.

  221. C.L.

    Perth’s “dine and dash” lady won’t have to pay for a meal for two years.
    ——————–
    Speaking of dine and dash, where’s Monty?
    Monty, get in here and apologise for supporting the KKK/blackface/rapist/anti-Joo Dems.

  222. Again

    cohenite
    #2931736, posted on February 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Crooked received 3 million more votes.

    From dead people.

    And non-citizens.

    One or more times

  223. C.L.

    Perth’s “dine and dash” lady won’t have to pay for a meal for two years.
    ——————–
    Speaking of dine and dash, where’s Monty?
    Monty, get in here and apologise for supporting the KKK/blackface/rap1st/anti-Joo Dems.

  224. Oh come on

    Candace Owens is considerably smarter than AOC and her goals are a lot more clearly defined. She also has a better chance of attaining them. Watch Owens go head-to-head with any race hustler and she doesn’t take any prisoners. AOC is terrified to debate anyone who disagrees with her because she doesn’t know her arse from her armpit.

    Candace Owens isn’t perfect – she made herself look silly on Joe Rogan’s show over climate change, for instance. And Joe is kinda slow. Hopefully a learning experience for her.

    Her recent Blexit event in LA was kind of a fizzer, too. A very flashy and slick production (I bet she can call on any number of Republican donors to write cheques for her) but the turn out looked pretty miniscule.

    The money thing is something to be concerned about. Conservatives will throw endless cash at telegenic black conservatives to prove they aren’t racist. Being a black Republican activist could be a very lucrative gig for someone willing to play that part.

  225. mh

    I just had a quick look at Beta’s rally.

    Not flash.

  226. Makka

    Trump’s win was a fluke.

    70% of the population supports a 70% tax rate on incomes over $10 million.

    With approvals at 52% and rising, Trumps “fluke” is certainly pleasing an awful large share of the electorate. AOC’s “let’s go Venzuela” policies have no chance of convincing the majority to hand over their prosperity. She’s even being cut off at the knees by her own moronic party now.

    Cry me a river. Luckily, people will vote on more important issues than what they think a few % of the population are worth. That issue is irrelevant to voters.

  227. Stimpson J. Cat

    Welelaw arrived in Australia with has family in 2013 on New Zealand passports, after being granted refugee status there from their home country of New Zealand.

    Typical Kiwis.

  228. JC

    An approval of 52% is not good in view of US economic performance.

    This…. is a win!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_United_States_presidential_election

  229. Zatara

    Trump’s win was a fluke.

    No, he read the instructions.

  230. Snoopy

    TheirABC on the ‘ex’ EDO activist’s Gloucester coking coal mine decision.

    Second, it is also important to remember that this judgement arose from an initial government decision to refuse the mine, whereas many other legal challenges have arisen from a mining approval.

    I didn’t know that. Stupid. Fucking. Liberals.

  231. Zatara

    An approval of 52% is not good in view of US economic performance.

    It’s an absolutely brilliant look given 92% of his media coverage has been negative.

  232. JC

    I cannot believe how much hallucinating goes on here these days.

    There are people here who dispute the Trump win was a lucky strike of luck. They think it means that you don’t support agent orange if you argue something like this. It’s incredibly innumerate and hallucinatory.

  233. mh

    Trump rally above,

    Donald Trump Jr enters the rally at 11:11 to the tune of Rockin’ in the Free World.

    Same tune as when Snr announced he was running for President.

  234. JC

    True zat, but unfortunately that’s not going to change. I also think there’s a little more to it. There are lots of people who don’t like his tweets and abrasive manner. I do !

  235. Snoopy

    John64
    #2931740, posted on February 12, 2019 at 2:51 pm
    An unfortunate side effect of the Townsville floods occurring in the federal electorate of Kennedy is that it gives local member Bob Katter a license to ramble incoherently in the House for around 15 minutes and counting under the guise of a “statement by indulgence”.

    John, do you somehow expect that, sans Katter’s incoherent ramble, the HOR would miraculously put the time to better use?

  236. Tel

    Trump’s win was a fluke. Crooked received 3 million more votes.

    Maybe she did, if you trust Californians to count properly.

    Generally speaking the anti-war candidate has been winning ever since Bush the Younger.

    Obama presented as an anti-war candidate (and he kind-of was) up against Bomb Bomb McCain.

    Trump presented as an anti-war candidate (saying Iraq invasion was a mistake) against Hillary with a long history of starting pointless wars up down and sideways, who also cheated in her own party’s primary race and had obvious health problems.

  237. Stimpson J. Cat

    JC did not pick it.
    Therefore it was a fluke.

    It’s not the share market so how the f$ck would he know?
    My God JC and Artisan Tiger were so depressing during the campaign.
    Just the worst pair of Negative Nancies.
    Even srr was more positive.
    And she was right too!

  238. Katter’s incoherent ramble

    John and snoopy running close to the line.
    incoherent rambler™©®

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