Open Forum: February 23, 2019

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  1. Nelson Kidd-Players

    And here it is.

  2. Rossini

    Trying to keep up the interest!

  3. mh

    Jussie might want some tips from TJ (Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo)

    T.J. Hicks: (T.J. is in Jail, and is testing all the Prisoners for their orientation)
    Hey, let me give you the low-down on T.J. Now, some time ago, I used to be a sideshow host at a Circus, I played the role for eating broken glass. So we di about two shows a week, now that’s a lot of broken glass, and it’s all collected right in the line of my anus… my *ass* is like one damn cheese grater!
    )

  4. Steve trickler

    Well done, Mr Phillips.

    A stunning tribute to the Tornado. Now officially retired.



  5. M0nty, there’s a whole book on coal combustion products at science direct.

    There are a lot of books, Beau. None of them prove that clean coal exists.

  6. MatrixTransform

    None of them prove that clean coal exists.

    None?

  7. Armadillo

    I don’t like this new thread. It’s got a bad vibe about it.

    Anyone got some matches?

  8. Memoryvault

    Monty, your child or children are facing a minimum of 70, and probably closer to 150 years of deprivation and possible starvation. Not to mention the million or so climate refugees who will be flooding to our shores each year by the jumbo jet load.

    Surely you have something better to do than argue bout nonsensical “clean coal”.

  9. Armadillo

    Catastrophic global warming is a hoax. mOnts.

    There is zero evidence.

  10. DrBeauGan

    There are a lot of books, Beau. None of them prove that clean coal exists.

    What they show is that some coal burning releases negligible pollution into the atmosphere. Which is as close as anyone needs to bleating about clean coal. The fact that you prefer bleating is your problem. It’s your infantile petulance that makes me doubt that it’s worth trying to communicate with you. It’s not a matter of clean coal. Which presumably wouldn’t stain your white gloves if you picked up a lump of it. Is that what you are demanding? Stop being so fucking infantile.

  11. Rossini

    Nothing to see here so l am off to bed!

  12. DrBeauGan

    The Reicha clarinet piece was superb, zyco. Thanks.

  13. DrBeauGan

    Of course there should be reparations for discrimination and slavery. From these should be deducted (as zulu has pointed out) the costs of the civil war, and also the price of an education in English and Western values, and the benefits of living in the US. They then take the balance, if any, less the cost of a one way ticket to Africa. Any part they like. And go.

    I have no doubt that Africa will welcome them.

  14. What they show is that some coal burning releases negligible pollution into the atmosphere.

    “Negligible”. Mm hmm.

    No thoughts on Glencore’s move today, Beau?

  15. Memoryvault

    Ignore these pointless, asinine arguments, Monty. Atmospheric CO2 levels fluctuate strictly in accordance with Henry’s Law(?), one of the Noble Gas Laws.
    Time to look out for you and yours as best you can.

  16. Bela Bartok

    Daughter’s new Religion teacher says it’s ok to be atheist and knock Christianity but it’s against da feelz to say anything bad about Dreamtime because da aboriginals were here first.
    Sometimes this new wave pro-Francis Catholicism is too dumb to survive. And it won’t.
    Or it will be indistinguishable from typical moronic emoting.

  17. egg_

    pollution
    /pəˈluːʃ(ə)n/Submit
    noun
    the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects.

    Animal-slaying wind turbine monstrosities?

  18. DrBeauGan

    Negligible”. Mm hmm.

    Try to develop some numeracy m0nts and find out how much particulate matter, and the mass of nitrous and sulphurous oxides are released. Then find out how much of these things are capable of affecting human beings.

    I have no idea why glencore took the actions they did, but I would guess they saw a way to make money out of it. If you believe they are on your side, the side of righteousness, I think you are even more gullible than I had supposed.

  19. Steve trickler

    This [email protected] session with Dinesh is a hoot.

    47:10.



  20. Glencore is not on my side, but they at least live in the world of commercial and scientific reality.

  21. Memoryvault

    Glencore is not on my side, but they at least live
    in the world of commercial and scientific reality.

    FIFY Monty.

  22. Nob

    The Glencore move is due to the Climate Action 100+ investors group, which includes big banking groups and sundry church or union-controlled funds, not to mention some of your Australian Super.

    No science, just activist investors pushing an agenda, as they are free to do.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-21/the-32-trillion-pushing-fossil-fuel-ceos-to-act-on-climate?srnd=new-economy-forum

  23. Nob

    as they are free to do

    … with OPM, of course.

    Big Business-hating green- lefties show that they really want to BE Big Business, and fuck the workers.

  24. Memoryvault

    Big Business-hating green- lefties show that they really want to BE Big Business,

    True, but let’s leave the Liberal Party out of this.
    They already have enough problems figuring out how to survive the next election.

  25. Nob

    If Shorten can’t win this election with a weak incumbent coalition and 100% of the media running with his talking points and glossing over the bad stuff, he never will.

  26. Steve trickler

    No doubt, this will be significant in recorded history. On ya, Trudeau.
    🤣



  27. Memoryvault

    If Shorten can’t win this election with a weak incumbent coalition and 100% of the media running with his talking points and glossing over the bad stuff, he never will.

    You mean there’s any doubt about the outcome of the next election?

  28. stackja

    Those convinced, can never be swayed. Why bother?

  29. stackja

    ST – Trudeau cover up, reminds me of Gough loans affair. Public servants claimed privilege in Senate questioning.

  30. Peter Castieau

    Varvel wins today for me Tom.

    Thanks for your daily toons.

  31. Nob

    1735099
    #2941268, posted on February 23, 2019 at 6:31 am
    Rowe nails it again

    Gotta agree with you there.
    And Morrison is the strongest – or least craven – of Australian leaders.
    The others might as well be paid up ChiComs.

    The Leak one highlighted by Tom is both bitter and poignant, considering what happened to his dad.

  32. calli

    Ahhhh…Leak Junior this morning.

    Pages and pages written into that one image.

  33. 1735099

    And Morrison is the strongest

    Morrison is a (failed) salesman.
    He has as much leadership capacity as a sideshow spruiker.

  34. Bruce of Newcastle

    Shorten makes ScoMo look charismatic.
    Politics has gone meh.
    It’s like someone spilt 3,000 tonnes of grey ooze all over the Australian political landscape.

  35. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Great collection, Tom, although Breen did not come out right.

  36. calli

    I saw what you did there, Bruce. 😄

  37. Farmer Gez

    Soldiers in Venezuela open fire on villagers trying to keep the border open for aid supplies, one woman killed.
    Leftist idiots on this thread, discuss.

  38. calli

    Watched “Hidden Figures” last night, complete with ads. Not a bad effort at all, and a window into the early days of the space program.

    I know there was a barrow to push and, as usual, some truth stretching. Expected for dramatic purposes – female mathematician sitting at desk with slide rule will never be as visually rewarding as one perched atop a ladder against a blackboard. What I enjoyed most was the glimpses of the women’s lives, their delight in motherhood and their strong, kind, dutiful husbands. And their respectability and decency. The segregated washrooms said it all, and some of those narks needed desperately to be baked a pie (h/t The Help).

    Mercifully we were spared DV themes and graphic violence, although the civil rights unrest provided wallpaper for the narrative.

    All in all, 8/10.

  39. calli

    Leftist idiots on this thread, discuss.

    Someone didn’t get their payola cheque.

    And no, I do not identify as a leftist. As to the other, the jury’s still out.

  40. 1735099

    The only federal politicians displaying leadership potential are all female (Plibersek, Wong and Bishop).
    Bishop, of course, has pulled the pin.
    Who could blame her.

  41. Johno

    This is kind of reminiscent of the 1977 election. Frazer was a zero charisma boofhead PM,just like ScoMo.
    Whitlam was a failed, found out fraud,just like Boy Shorty.Although the Media is more feral now.
    An election to determine which steamer gets to ooze in the big chair.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    Old news spud-peeler.
    Bronwyn Bishop resigned in 2015.

  43. Candy

    Ben Garrison’s colonel Bernie Sanders “free chicken!” being handed out from a KFC type bucket is great. I’m sure there is a little top of a pointy KKK hat in the corner.

  44. feelthebern

    Who is setting up this pipeline of Saudi’s to come to Oz?
    Surely it would make more sense to have them go to a closer destination.
    Clearly a group a people in Oz who are desperate for publicity, validation etc, all from the safety of their leafy Melbourne abodes.

  45. hzhousewife

    Who is setting up this pipeline of Saudi’s to come to Oz?

    wymennses

  46. John Constantine

    The Tyrants of Venezuela order their Death squads to open fire upon civilian protestors.

    Socialism means going along with Cheerful Squalor or Death.

    Your choice.

    Comrades.

  47. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    No doubt, this will be significant in recorded history. On ya, Trudeau.

    what a smug bastard, Soyboy needs to be knocked down a few pegs.

  48. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Socialism means going along with Cheerful Squalor orand Death.

    fixfy

  49. stackja

    Tinny terrorists jailed after admitting bumbling jihad plot
    Shannon Deery, Herald Sun
    February 22, 2019 4:33pm
    Subscriber only
    Six bungling terror wannabes have admitted an audacious plan to sail a small boat to the Philippines to help overthrow that government.

    But the plot — which involved towing a 7m craft from Bendigo to launch it in Far North Queensland and then set sail to South East Asia — was so ridiculous it was later acknowledged the men could never have completed the sea voyage.

    In fact, Supreme Court Justice Michael Croucher said ringleader Robert “Musa” Cerantonio’s “poorly planned venture was foredoomed to failure” as the novice boatmen’s “ill-suited vessel” would never have made it “past the breakers off far north of Queensland”.

    On Friday four of the tinnie terrorists were jailed for their roles in the 2016 plot, bringing to an end more than 18 months of protracted Supreme Court hearings.

    The case has been secretly moving through the court since the men were ordered to stand trial.

    But suppression orders were lifted when the final accused man, Shayden Thorne, pleaded guilty to a foreign incursion offence that carried a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

    Murat Kaya, 28, was jailed for three years and eight months while his younger brother Kadir, 24, Paul Dacre, 33, and Antonio Granata, 28, were each sentenced to four years with a three-year non-parole period.

    But because the men have been on remand for more than 1000 days since their arrest in 2016, they will each be eligible for release this year, with freedom a possibility for Murat Kaya as early as next week.

    Because of the nature of their crimes they could be held indefinitely on a continuing detention order following their jail term. Sentencing the men, Supreme Court justice Michael Croucher said he hoped that didn’t happen.

    “While it is, of course, difficult to predict how persons will behave in the future, on the material that I have seen over the life of these and related proceedings, I think it would be unduly harsh — and potentially counter-productive — to make a continuing detention order against any of these four accused,” he said.

    Cerantonio and Thorne have not yet been sentenced.

  50. John Constantine

    Their socialist Venezuelan looting cartel has their Death Squads open fire on deplorable proles.

    Their Andrews Nazgul occupying regime of yarragrad buy in eight hundred semi automatic assault rifles to equip a paramilitary Death squad.

    Big Australia has made us such a wealthy country that we can afford storm troopers with submachineguns on our street corners.

    Cheerful Squalor Squads armed with machineguns Are Our Strength.

    Comrades.

  51. stackja

    Lawyer X exposé to be adapted for TV series and book
    Holly Byrnes, Herald Sun
    February 22, 2019 7:45pm
    Subscriber only

    It is a scandal without ­precedent in Australia’s legal history.

    And following a landmark court victory this week, the story of Lawyer X will be adapted into a drama series, documentary and blockbuster book.

    The Herald Sun’s exhaustive exposé of how police recruited the lawyer to inform on her ­clients during Melbourne’s gangland war, then spent years covering it up, has scored a publishing deal with HarperCollins Australia.

    Foxtel has begun moves to produce a drama series. And the Herald Sun and Sky News Australia will co-produce a documentary on the saga.

    Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon, the reporters who uncovered the scandal, will reunite to deliver the book.

    The trigger for a royal commission, their investigations exposed what the High Court ultimately described as “atrocious” and “appalling” corruptions of the justice system.

    Infamous gangland boss Tony Mokbel and major drug trafficker Rob Karam have ­already launched appeals to challenge their convictions due to the police malpractice.

  52. Twostix

    The only federal politicians displaying leadership potential are all female (Plibersek, Wong and Bishop).
    Bishop, of course, has pulled the pin.
    Who could blame her.

    Lots of boomer men have mummy issues.

    Why is that?

  53. bespoke

    stackja
    #2941249, posted on February 23, 2019 at 3:46 am
    Those convinced, can never be swayed. Why bother?

    Most of what monty says is for the reaction and is in a position to avoid the regressive madness.

    MatrixTransform vid from the old thread.

  54. jupes

    Here is the perfect example of how a nation that is too stupid to survive treats terrorists:

    Murat Kaya, 28, was jailed for three years and eight months while his younger brother Kadir, 24, Paul Dacre, 33, and Antonio Granata, 28, were each sentenced to four years with a three-year non-parole period.

    But because the men have been on remand for more than 1000 days since their arrest in 2016, they will each be eligible for release this year, with freedom a possibility for Murat Kaya as early as next week.

    These sentences are for crimes that carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. In a rational and just world all of these scumbags would have been shot. But hey, let’s just release the incompetent fucks to try again. Who knows, maybe they’ll just decide that killing a few Aussies is easier than destroying the Philippine government.

  55. stackja

    Dave Hanna: From union powerbroker to jailed rapist
    Vanessa Marsh, Court reporter, The Courier-Mail
    February 23, 2019 1:00am
    Subscriber only

    HE WAS once a kingmaker, a Labor powerbroker posing for photos with the state’s most influential woman, dictating government policy and considering a run for the senate.

    But today former CFMMEU boss Dave Hanna is a convicted [email protected] The lowest of the low in the prison pecking order, one notch above the child killers and [email protected] he now lives with.

    The former Queensland Labor vice-president, who once headed the influential “Old Guard” faction and whose members included Kevin Rudd and Peter Beattie, once wielded enough power to secure preselection wins for friends and land himself and those in his favour on government boards.

    Hanna, now 54, became an official with the Builders Labourers Federation in 1995 and stayed until the 2015 amalgamation with the Construction Forestry Mining, Maritime Energy Union, where he went on to became a national president.

    He was also a member of the Queensland Central Executive of the Council of Unions, which dictates Labor policy.

    But Hanna’s tenuous grip on power began to slip in ­September 2015 when the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption revealed startling allegations of corruption and cover-ups within the CFMMEU.

    In August of that year, weeks before Hanna was due to be questioned by the Royal Commission, he resigned from his 20-year run with the construction union.

    The following month in September, and just days after the explosive hearings which included allegations that Hanna corruptly accepted more than $100,000 of free building work on his luxury “dream” home at Cornubia, south of Brisbane, Hanna quit Labor after party bosses made moves to throw him out.

  56. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Australians are in need of a pay rise to kick-start the economy, the Reserve Bank boss said on Friday.

    Philip Lowe, Reserve Bank governor, called for a wage boost during his speech at House of Representatives economics committee.

    He also backed calls to raise the minimum wage.

    It comes as fears grow over the future of Australia’s economy, with the property market being tipped to fall as housing prices weaken in Sydney and Melbourne.

    from above link. So who fucked the housing market? oh yes that would have been the RBA and its partner in crime APRA. and who has failed to “kick start” the economy? oh yeah that would be the same RBA and its keynesian rate setting policies.

    If these nongheads want workers to have more dollars in their hands, then cut f*king taxes you chardonnay socialist poofs!

  57. cohenite

    Because of the nature of their crimes they could be held indefinitely on a continuing detention order following their jail term. Sentencing the men, Supreme Court justice Michael Croucher said he hoped that didn’t happen.

    “While it is, of course, difficult to predict how persons will behave in the future, on the material that I have seen over the life of these and related proceedings, I think it would be unduly harsh — and potentially counter-productive — to make a continuing detention order against any of these four accused,” he said.

    Well, if the bastards do misbehave in the future I’m sure the Judge will be held to account.

  58. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Smollett will get plenty of chances to act where he’s going, as the mommy or the daddy
    Jussie Smollett’s character will be removed from Empire episodes, producers say

  59. John Constantine

    Their shorten Cheerful Squalor Cartel is riding on the wings of socialism to bring Venezuela in a rush to overwhelm the proles of Australia.

    So much worse than their turnbullites debacle coalition that is unswervingly committed to the slow bumbling eventual socialism over a decade longer timeframe.

    Next time the State sends out their paramilitary armed operatives to attend my hut, unwarranted and unannounced, will the diversity wymynsys part of the firearms storage inspection team carry a military style semiautomatic assault rifle as part of her Batwymynsys uniform of stab plate body armour, utility belt of bat taser, bat spray, bat torch and baton?.

    Big Australia has made us such a wealthy country that we can afford to tool up Batwymynsys with their own bodyweight in Tory killing toys.

    Comrades.

  60. C.L.

    In the footage a police officer can be seen smashing the windshield with a baton as another officer aims a gun at the person inside.

    And because the police officer doing the “smashing” is a woman, the attempt to do so is hilarious.
    Take your time, dear.

  61. John Constantine

    The chicom population property Ponxi scheme in Australia surely cannot go wrong.

    Obeying the commands of our billionaire property developer Landsharks unswervingly Is Our Strength.

    Just because it didn’t work in China doesn’t mean the chicom Ponxi won’t work in Australia, if only we take enough bribes and do our corruption properly this time.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

    Comrades.

  62. Those convinced, can never be swayed. Why bother?

    People will not learn (anything), until they first accept the possibility that there is something they do not know.

    e.g. our leftist contributors, know all things so there is no hope of learning.

    Harsh reality is the usual instigator of learning.

    A side effect is that when the penny finally drops, the peasants can be quite revolting.

  63. Tel

    China is bigger than Australia, but if you give in to bullies then you have just requested to get bullied forever.

    We can sell that coal to India no problem. Let’s see some leadership.

  64. egg_

    the world of commercial and scientific reality.

    Scientific realism
    Scientific realism is, at the most general level, the view that the world* described by science (perhaps ideal science) is the real world, as it is, independent of what we might take it to be.

    *A rocky planet with an atmosphere where homo sapiens have plodded for a few Millennia?
    That one?

  65. Gab

    And because the police officer doing the “smashing” is a woman, the attempt to do so is hilarious.

    Granted, however unlike VicPol and their non-attempts to stop Gargasoulus, at least the NSWpol did something to stop that person.

  66. Tel

    Our economy vs Philip Lowe … much like Superman vs Krugmanite.

  67. You mean there’s any doubt about the outcome of the next election?

    None.

    Liberals destroyed. Less than 30 seats will remain.

  68. C.L.

    Chatter that Mueller will essentially back Trump, rule out fantasy “collusion” and therefore humiliate the Democrats. That’s why they’re now after his tax records. It’s the new black.

  69. bespoke

    Steve trickler

    Trudeau evasiveness reminds me of the Trolls hear.

  70. Let’s see some leadership.

    Ease up on the non-stop comedy. Pls.

  71. Johno

    Smashy McSmashyFace
    Limp wristed tool was in danger of smashing her own face with the rebound.

  72. C.L.

    Kimberley A. Strassel in the WSJ:
    Schiffting to Phase 2 of Collusion
    Conspiracy theorists look for something new, anticipating a Mueller letdown
    .

    The collusionists need a “new phase” as signs grow that the special counsel won’t help realize their reveries of a Donald Trump takedown. They had said Mr. Mueller would provide all the answers. Now that it seems they won’t like his answers, Democrats and media insist that any report will likely prove “anticlimactic” and “inconclusive.” “This is merely the end of Chapter 1,” said Renato Mariotti, a CNN legal “analyst.”

  73. John Constantine

    Can’t thank the troll enough for the Cheerful Squalor description of the socialism our left intend for Australia.

    Cheerful Squalor apartment development, Cheerful Squalor rolling electricity blackouts, Cheerful Squalor fuel rationing.

    Is there anything that doesn’t become funnier and more true to socialism when you put Cheerful Squalor in front of it?.

    The proletarian revolutionary struggle to progress Cheerful Squalor is upon us.

    Comrades.

  74. stackja

    cohenite
    #2941304, posted on February 23, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Past reports:

    Judge blasts brothel owner’s ‘dehumanising’ actions
    Michelle Draper, AAP
    February 5, 2009 12:00am

    Her counsel, Michael Croucher, said the crime of slavery had varying levels of seriousness, and that Tang’s offending was at the lower end.

    Is a sentence unfair? Judge for yourself
    ALAN HOWE, Herald Sun
    December 9, 2013 12:00am
    HERE’S your problem: All magistrates and judges were once lawyers. Most lawyers work for law firms which – while hoping to deliver justice – are still subject to budgets, profit targets and balance sheets.

    No judge has yet sentenced a rapist to the maximum 25 years. How can they when the Sentencing Act insists that when sentencing an offender “a court must have regard to current sentencing practices”? Magistrates and judges must take into account the often absurdly lenient sentencing of their peers. And that’s what they do.

    Take [email protected], for example. The Sentencing Advisory Council reports that the average jail term for someone convicted of [email protected] fell last year to four years and 11 months, down from five years and six months. That’s a drop of more than 11 per cent in a single year. At this rate it will soon be weekend detention.

    All of which makes remarkable the sentence handed out to that worthless low-life James Stoneham by newly elevated Supreme Court judge Michael James Croucher.

  75. C.L.

    They talk about smashing glass ceilings and here’s a police-lady with a steel baton who can’t smash a windshield. She is a danger to herself, her colleagues and the public.

  76. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    no linky whole article.
    Subpoenas have been issued to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his former and current top officials — including ex-principal secretary Gerald Butts — for any notes, emails or texts they may have related to the criminal case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

    The notes are being sought by the legal team defending the former vice chief of the defence staff against a single charge of breach of trust. Norman is accused of leaking cabinet secrets in relation to a shipbuilding deal.

    The subpoenas were issued earlier this month as Toronto lawyer Marie Henein was preparing a motion to dismiss the case on the basis of alleged political interference.

    The court order for notes includes both the prime minister and Butts, and also Trudeau’s Chief of Staff Katie Telford, Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick and Zita Astravas, chief of staff to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.

    Henein told the court Friday she views obtaining those notes as a “high priority” for the defence.

    “These requests have been outstanding for some time,” she said. “I just want to make sure we’re moving to the top of list the material that may be relevant to the abuse of process motion.”

    Gerald Butts resigns as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary lawyer asked prosecutor if there was a way to ‘engineer issues’ in Norman case, court hears
    Crown denies receiving ‘instructions’ from government in Vice-Admiral Norman case
    Judge Heather Perkins-McVey noted that Wernick “has been quite busy this week” — a reference to the clerk’s testimony Thursday before the House of Commons justice committee, which is investigating allegations of political interference in the prosecution of SNC Lavalin.

    Top civil servant denies ‘inappropriate’ pressure against Wilson-Raybould in SNC-Lavalin case
    At a pretrial hearing on Friday, the Department of Justice indicated officials are still in the process of collecting the notes and could not say when they will be turned over.

    “We’ve made it a priority, along with some other priority tasks,” said Robert MacKinnon, the Department of Justice lawyer who is shepherding the disclosure of federal government documents. “I think you can appreciate everyone is working at full speed.”

    Henein asked the court last October to force the government to deliver up communications between the Prime Minister’s Office and the Privy Council, which supports and advises Trudeau.

    The demand for documents was narrowed on Feb. 1 after Astravas testified at the pretrial hearing last month that she could not recall the substance of any conversations within the PMO about the Norman case while she was a senior official there.

    The former commander of the navy is accused of leaking cabinet secrets related to a $668 million shipbuilding deal in 2015. He is one of two people charged in the case; federal procurement official Matthew Matchett also faces a single count of breach of trust.

  77. Rossini

    “Australians are in need of a pay rise to kick-start the economy”, the Reserve Bank boss said on Friday.
    What a dickhead……who is going to pay these pay rises……Tax payer of course as I assume he was only
    talking about the well paid sucking of the public purse.

  78. Granted, however unlike VicPol and their non-attempts to stop Gargasoulus,…

    Like a scene from a Police Academy movie.
    Vicpol: “Excuse me sir, can you please stop?”

    The Tackleberry’s are diverted to the transit cops.

  79. Perfidious Albino

    It’s a travesty that there has seemingly been no sanction against anyone in the VicPol chain of command with regards Gargasoulis, much less that none appear to have done the honourable thing and resign. I mean, I appreciate there has to be an investigation / inquiry, but frankly, if the fact they were trailing him for 12 hours and had multiple opportunities to stop him, and didn’t, isn’t clear evidence of failure, I don’t know what is. Doesn’t pass the pub test. The fact there hasn’t been a groundswell of public pressure on Ashton to go shows how emasculated we have allowed ourselves to become in Vic. Arming them with assault rifles likely wouldn’t have changed the outcome either, CIRT apparently couldn’t even be bothered to turn up when requested.

  80. stackja

    Police charge man, 31, over alleged indecent dealing incident with child under 10 at Bagot Community
    JUDITH AISTHORPE, NT News
    February 22, 2019 8:49pm
    Subscriber only

    UPDATED: NT Police have charged a 31-year-old man in relation to an alleged indecent dealing incident involving a girl under the age of 10 at Bagot community on Thursday morning.

    The man has been charged with indecent dealing with a child under 16 and abduction.

    He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Darwin Local Court on Monday.

    Anyone who may have information and who has not already spoken to police about the incident is urged to call 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

    EARLIER: Bagot Community residents have told how they heard screaming and ran to help a young girl who was allegedly being indecently assaulted.

    The alleged assault of the child aged under 10 on Thursday morning has shocked residents in the community.

  81. Mark M

    For every 100 thousand people greens can revert to a paleolithic level of carbon (sic) consumption, fourteen elites can keep their private jets, 10 can keep their yachts, eight may retain there remote island villas and two may keep a mistress.

  82. Snoopy

    I’m sure Monty must agree with Ben Shapiro. Coal is dead yet. We must kill it dead. For the planet.

    Ben Shapiro

    @benshapiro
    Guys, if we’re really going to dream big and stop climate change in its tracks — if this is truly like WWII and we’re preventing global destruction — it’s time to bomb coal plants in China and India. We simply have no other choice.

    14.4K
    3:11 AM – Feb 22, 2019

    Apologies for the trigger, Stimpy.

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6735049/Briton-Jihadi-Jack-fled-UK-fight-ISIS-wants-come-home.html

    “I miss my mum, pasties and Dr.Who.”

    Seems another mighty warrior for Allah wants to come home, to England..

  84. Farmer Gez

    Leftist idiots on this thread, discuss.

    Someone didn’t get their payola cheque.

    And no, I do not identify as a leftist. As to the other, the jury’s still out.

    ¿Que?

  85. Cassie of Sydney

    “incoherent rambler
    #2941314, posted on February 23, 2019 at 9:07 am
    You mean there’s any doubt about the outcome of the next election?

    None.

    Liberals destroyed. Less than 30 seats will remain.”

    Not so sure about the 30 seats. The Labor party are going to struggle in North QLD. I think that Dutton will hold his seat and I think that the Libs will reclaim Wentworth.

    I still think that Labor will probably win but I think that under Morrison it is going to be a lot, lot tighter. The Labor party now know they have a fight on their hands and they are not happy about it. Anyway we’ll see. One thing is for sure, it’s not going to be the annihilation it would have been if Turdbull was still leader. Morrison is a fighter and has street smarts….Turdbull couldn’t fight his way out of a Bondi Junction raffle….he was completely and utterly inept.

  86. C.L.

    It’s Doctor Who, not Dr. Who.

  87. zyconoclast

    Smollett will get plenty of chances to act where he’s going, as the mommy or the daddy
    Jussie Smollett’s character will be removed from Empire episodes, producers say

    Great, believable idea for this:
    -He can be attacked by the KKK, late one night as he was returning home from handing out donated subway sandwiches to the poor.
    -Jussie dies at the scene after making a one minute teary, dying monologue
    -He is found bashed, covered in bleach with a noose around his neck
    -An old pick truck up, with a confederate flag tailgate is seen speeding into the distance
    -Two brave Nigerians refugees try and save him but they were too late
    -They were able to help the police by providing descriptions of the attackers
    -Cue montage of great Jussie scenes from Empire

  88. stackja

    Coastal erosion threatens to reduce Adelaide seaside to series of ‘pocket beaches’
    Clare Peddie, Science reporter, The Advertiser
    February 22, 2019 9:30pm
    Subscriber only

    Sand is slipping away from Adelaide’s coastline at an alarming rate, forcing authorities to rethink strategies to preserve our suburban beaches.

    The sad demise of West Beach — where the local surf club fears its clubroom might collapse — is a sign of things to come, as coastal erosion outstrips efforts to restore the damage.

    Adelaide’s beach system runs 28km, from Kingston Park in the south to Outer Harbor in the north, and it’s a simple fact that sand naturally moves northwards.

    In the past, Adelaide beaches were backed by an extensive dune system, so there was plenty of sand to go around. But development changed all of that and now the days of the sandy beach are numbered.

    In 2016, coastal geologist Dr Ian Dyson warned that Adelaide’s beaches were at risk of disappearing within a decade, leaving just three 400m-long “pocket” beaches — Glenelg, Henley Beach and Semaphore, with breakwater at either end.

    He said the rest of the coastline would become a rocky foreshore, like Hallett Cove, lined by sea walls.

    Since then, he says “nothing much has changed”. We’re just closer to seeing the prophesy fulfilled. “It’s what you see typically in Europe,” he says.

    His analysis of the data shows more than a million cubic metres of sand was taken from the Torrens Outlet (“mined” or “harvested” depending on who you are talking to) between 1997 and 2016.

    Of that, about 630,000 cubic metres went to West Beach Parks to top up the dunes.

    The rest, about 390,000 cubic metres, went to other beaches including Glenelg North, Somerton Park, Seacliff, Brighton North and Henley Beach South.

    But the data also shows it hasn’t worked for West Beach because that sand didn’t stick.

    “Digging out this end and putting it at the other end and not all of it, some of it, hasn’t helped at all and we’ve still lost the entire amount they dug out,” Mr Dundon says. “That’s what this is saying, it’s proven in the survey data. The message is don’t mine the outlet, it destroys West Beach.”

  89. C.L.

    Australian rugby union returns to what it’s good at …
    Promoting homosexuality.
    The target: well boys, of course.
    Super Rugby’s Melbourne Rebels on the front foot in tackling homophobia in sport.

    Super Rugby’s Melbourne Rebels have joined forces with Monash University in taking a stand against the use of homophobic slurs in sport.

    The Rebels supported a world-first study, conducted by Monash University’s Erik Denison, which aimed to test the effect of an education program designed to stop boys from using homophobic language.

    The ARU: now running speech control programs.

  90. Nick

    At least here, the media is running the Smollett story in its full ugliness. Strange though how the words ‘hate speech’ or ‘hate crime’ don’t get a run when it’s the other way around.

  91. Farmer Gez

    Hey John Constantine.
    What’s your reading of the lamb market and supply?
    I’m turning off un-contracted lambs now with very good results so far.

  92. stackja

    Halls Head family left to foot ceiling bill
    Tasha West PerthNow
    February 22, 2019 9:43PM
    Topics
    Peel/Rockingham

    A Mandurah family say its lucky no one was injured when their ceiling collapsed without warning.

    The Murray family, who have owned their Halls Head home for 11 years, say they returned home one day to find the devastating mess.

    “I burst into tears, I couldn’t believe it,” Amy Murray said.

    “I’ve been in shock since I walked in the door and saw it.

    “There was absolutely nothing wrong with the ceiling. And then this.”

    But the Murrays insurer CommInsure say the damage bill won’t be covered.

    According to 7NEWS, the CommInsure independent building assessor put the ceiling collapse down to wear and tear and not storm damage.

    The assessor also claimed to have found evidence of sagging throughout the rest of the home.

    In a statement, CommInsure says it “made the home safe and liveable” within 24 hours of the ceiling coming down and provided temporary accommodation support.

  93. Des Deskperson

    Last night I watched the first episode of the ‘addictive’ new ABC dram, ‘The Heights’, set in a public housing tower block in Perth. The show is officially meant to be an antidote to commercial TV drama that is too ‘white’, and show is certainly stuffed with people with various degrees of ‘colour’.

    Other than that the show looks like your typical ABC drama, earnest and cliched. The characters are your typical ABC stereotypes with a message. They include:

    a burnt-out ex cop whose painful leg injury forces him to toke in secret because the government won’t legalise pot;

    he’s separated from his family. This menage are all POCs, but the kids are for some reason, much darker the the parents;

    a tough but vulnerable Irish-Australian lady publican whose premises are threatened with demolition by ‘rich developers’;

    a single mum/dedicated and compassionate nurse who is almost certain to hook up with the ex-cop as the series proceeds;

    her teenage daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy, but not so badly that she’s unattractive. Her boyfriend is a supercilious private school whitey but she is attracted to the cop’s POC state school son;

    a feisty, hard working Vietnamese grocer lady whose son is tired of helping out in the shop and wants to study to be a teacher;

    an avuncular compassionate Indigenous guy who helps old ladies cross streets – seriously!

    The dialogue is typically ABS, either tin-eared Australianisms – ‘they breed ’em tough in The Heights’, – or adolescent pretentious – ‘why would a mum abandon her baby? lots of sad reasons’.

    The abandoned baby is the current centre of the drama. It is meant to ba a day-old newborn, but it is shown sucking a dummy. Bit of a lapses there by the director and crew, but I suppose ABC types don’t have much to do with babies.

  94. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s Doctor Who, not Dr. Who.

    Whatever.

  95. zyconoclast

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6735049/Briton-Jihadi-Jack-fled-UK-fight-ISIS-wants-come-home.html

    “I miss my mum, pasties and Dr.Who.”

    Seems another mighty warrior for Allah wants to come home, to England..

    Jihad Jane obviously has not seen the new Doctor Who.

  96. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bit of a lapses there by the director and crew, but I suppose ABC types don’t have much to do with babies.”

    I suppose ABC types don’t have much time for facts.

  97. stackja

    Man on run after carnage in Marrickville street
    Ava Benny-Morrison, The Sunday Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A man who crashed into four parked cars before abandoning his injured passenger is still at large.

    The cars were hit along Livingstone Rd, Marrickville at about 1am Saturday. The road, in Sydney’s Inner West, was blocked in both directions.

    A NSW Police spokeswoman asked medical centres and hospitals to be on the lookout for someone who turned up with injuries consistent with being in a car crash.

    It is understood police have a rough idea of who the driver is.

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    Apologies for the trigger, Stimpy.

    Little Benny always wants a war.
    And someone else to fight it.

  99. stackja

    Samantha Knight’s killer never applied for parole so now he could walk free
    Danielle Gusmaroli, The Daily Telegraph
    February 22, 2019 11:25pm
    Subscriber only

    Serial [email protected] Michael Guider has never applied for parole in the 18 years he has been jailed for killing schoolgirl Samantha Knight, meaning he can walk free without any release conditions in June.

    The Saturday Telegraph can reveal the calculating former gardener, 69, has not entered submissions to the parole board requesting early release for drugging, molesting and killing the nine-year-old from Bondi in 1986. He was sentenced in 2002 to a maximum of 17 years in prison for the crime.

  100. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s Doctor Who, not Dr. Who.

    It’s actually Doctor Lesbian.

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Last night I watched the first episode of the ‘addictive’ new ABC dram, ‘The Heights’,

    I haven’t watched a full series of an ABC drama since “Phoenix” and “Janus.”

  102. stackja

    Homeowner horror as tests find traces of meth in 60 per cent of properties
    Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    14 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Landlords and renters are facing a hidden poisons crisis, with an alarming number of properties testing positive for the drug ice and the deadly chemicals used to make it.

    Up to 60 per cent of homes tested in Sydney by one company at the request of owners have recorded positive results, The Saturday Telegraph can reveal.

    Dozens of “meth screens” are being ordered every week by worried parents, insurance companies and landlords who face potentially astronomical bills — $100,000 or more — to decontaminate properties that have been rented to drug addicts or criminal tenants.

  103. Stimpson J. Cat

    Rob Reiner
    @robreiner
    Jeffrey Epstein is a convicted p$dophile and sex trafficker. Under oath Epstein says he knows The Pathological Liar. When asked if he was ever with The Liar with underaged girls, he takes The Fifth. The Liar’s Labor Sec. orchestrates corrupt sentencing for Epstein. Do The Math.
    9:00 PM · Feb 22, 2019

  104. calli

    In a just world, any jihadi wishing to return to the UK should have their application screened by the Rigbys.

  105. calli

    Que?

    Gez, I also don’t identify as an idiot. Until I do something really, really stupid.

  106. Geriatric Mayfly

    Last night I watched the first episode of the ‘addictive’ new ABC dram, ‘The Heights’,

    Thanks Des for the multiple trigger warnings. Your fortitude in watching this garbage is gallantry for which all Cats should be grateful.

  107. Nick

    I haven’t watched a full series of an ABC drama since “Phoenix” and “Janus.”

    Jeez they were good. Brides of Christ, also.

  108. calli

    The Heights.

    Des watches so we don’t have to.

    Thank you Des.

  109. egg_

    It’s Doctor Who, not Dr. Who.

    I am Yu and he is Mi.

  110. calli

    In other news, today’s Dead Tree Tele informs me that Brexit will cause a Guinness shortage.

    Is there anything Brexit can’t do?

  111. Arky

    The abandoned baby is the current centre of the drama. It is meant to ba a day-old newborn,

    ..
    Surely you can just abort that?

  112. stackja

    ABC used show good old movies. Now they have ‘drama’.

  113. Tel

    I miss the old Dr Who where they still had a bit of science involved, and a tiny bit of history.

    Before it just got sillier and sillier. Maybe I got too old.

  114. egg_

    The show is officially meant to be an antidote to commercial TV drama that is too ‘white’, and show is certainly stuffed with people with various degrees of ‘colour’.

    And it all went downhill from there.
    Stereotype victim central?

  115. cohenite

    Perfidious Albino

    #2941326, posted on February 23, 2019 at 9:25 am

    It’s a travesty that there has seemingly been no sanction against anyone in the VicPol chain of command with regards Gargasoulis, much less that none appear to have done the honourable thing and resign.

    No worse than the Lindt Café siege where police rescued no one but managed to kill 2 and allow the muslim to kill another and devoted most of their efforts to operation Hammerhead set up as soon as the siege began to stop a backlash against muslims. But of course the police commander managed to say the muslim terrorist had rights.

    Police have no duty of care to protect any citizen, none; they could drive past you getting the snot bashed out of you and that would be fine. The upper echelons have been completely politicised and despite many good police on the ground as a citizen you’re basically on your own. And if you use a weapon to defend yourself you’d better have a good lawyer.

  116. cuckoo

    Granted, however unlike VicPol and their non-attempts to stop Gargasoulus, at least the NSWpol did something to stop that person.

    The only people who even attempted to stop this animal were the two ‘lads’ who threw something at him when he was doing burnouts in front of Flinders Street station. Could they be nominated for some kind of bravery award?

  117. Snoopy

    The characters are your typical ABC stereotypes with a message. They include:

    The hijabis and weird beards must turn up next week.

  118. cuckoo

    Thanks for those updates on the dire-looking ABC drama The heights. But surely there’s a gay couple in there as well, preferably mixed-race? It is the ABC, after all. The new Phryne Fisher series looks even worse than the old one, if that’s possible. Even scribes from the Age suggest it takes place in an alternate-history version of the 1960s.

  119. Arky

    I suppose, technically, under the new, cock out, free swinging moralty, you have to make an effort to find the mother of an abandoned new born before you cave it’s skull in.
    “Ere, do you still want this thing”?
    Probably also need to be a qualified doctor too.

  120. Memoryvault

    I still think that Labor will probably win but I think that under Morrison it is going to be a lot, lot tighter. The Labor party now know they have a fight on their hands and they are not happy about it.

    A song just for you, Cassie.

  121. Percy Popinjay

    bringing to an end more than 18 months of protracted Supreme Court hearings.

    The case has been secretly moving through the court

    Two things:

    Thanks, taxpayers, you mugs!
    Why the secrecy?

  122. stackja

    Frank Merrill commanded tough marauders who trekked 1600km across Burma
    Troy Lennon, History editor, The Daily Telegraph
    February 23, 2019 12:00am

    Tomorrow marks 75 years since nearly 3000 Marauders began their famous march into some of the most difficult terrain in Burma (now Myanmar). It was a gruelling 1600km slog through jungles and over mountains, braving a shortage of rations, disease and often fighting numerically superior Japanese forces.

    It was the first operation of World War II by US troops on the Asian mainland and, while it achieved most of its objectives, the 5307th was disbanded in August 1944. Their ordeal became part of US military legend and would later be turned into a 1962 film starring Jeff Chandler.

    Objective, Burma!
    From Wikipedia,

    Even though it was based on the exploits of Merrill’s Marauders, Objective Burma was withdrawn from release in the United Kingdom after it infuriated British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and drew protests about the Americanization of an almost entirely British, Indian, and Commonwealth conflict.[21][22] An editorial in The Times said:

  123. bespoke

    Delta A
    #2941105, posted on February 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm
    A quick update before Fight Night.
    All going well with my treatment, although the surgeon says full recovery will take months rather than weeks. But he has changed his prognosis: he now considers that amputation will not be necessary. What a relief after three months of gloom. All’s well! Won’t talk about it anymore, just in case…
    And in case we didn’t have enough with hospitals, blood tests, doctors’ and specialists’ visits, in the last few weeks we sold our Island house and bought a lovely unit less than a kilometer from our grandchildren.
    Happy, happy days!
    To quote Mrs Bennet from P&P: God has been very good to us.

    Well that’s one less bug out HQ. I still have mine but they are less then 4 stars so unsuitable for most of the Cat’s.

  124. Percy Popinjay

    Cheerful Squalor

    LOL. The irredeemable imbecile will never live that one down.

  125. egg_

    an avuncular compassionate Indigenous guy who helps old ladies cross streets – seriously!

    Drugs are baaad, M’kay?

  126. calli

    Doctor Who trivia (Pre-Cambrian): Tom Baker’s “companion”, Lalla Ward was married to Richard Dawkins. Meh.

    My interest in her is her beautiful embroidery. She also wrote knitting books, which makes me wonder – did she knit the Doctor’s famous scarf?

  127. Snoopy

    Chaplains will be banned from Canberra’s public schools from the end of the year in a move that goes beyond federal Labor policy to allow a choice of religious or secular workers.

    To be replaced by gender transition facilitators.

  128. stackja

    Percy Popinjay
    #2941370, posted on February 23, 2019 at 10:10 am
    bringing to an end more than 18 months of protracted Supreme Court hearings.

    The case has been secretly moving through the court

    Two things:

    Thanks, taxpayers, you mugs!
    Why the secrecy?

    Vic courts like secrecy. Supposedly to help the accused. The well known case supposedly secret does not stop innuendo on the well known person.

  129. mh

    New York Times columnist still blaming Trump not Jussie Smollett

    Charles M. Blow
    @CharlesMBlow
    ·
    21h
    Also, #JussieSmollett didn’t “set race relations back.” We have racists in the White House and millions who support them. “Race relations” were already in shambles.

  130. cuckoo

    her teenage daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy, but not so badly that she’s unattractive. Her boyfriend is a supercilious private school whitey

    Because rich private school boys are forever hooking up with girls from public housing, dontcha know? I was always hanging around Housing Commission towers because of all the the supremely hot chicks who lived there.

  131. calli

    The new school chaplains are suited up and ready to go.

  132. Snoopy

    Rob Reiner
    @robreiner
    Jeffrey Epstein is a convicted p$dophile and sex trafficker. Under oath Epstein says he knows The Pathological Liar. When asked if he was ever with The Liar with underaged girls, he takes The Fifth. The Liar’s Labor Sec. orchestrates corrupt sentencing for Epstein. Do The Math.
    9:00 PM · Feb 22, 2019

    This is not cool, Stimpy.

  133. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tel
    #2941362, posted on February 23, 2019 at 10:04 am
    I miss the old Dr Who where they still had a bit of science involved, and a tiny bit of history.

    Before it just got sillier and sillier. Maybe I got too old.”

    I too have wondered if I just got old..I tried to watch the new reincarnation of Dr Who, beginning about a decade ago, however it just left me cold….it was so contrived, so politically correct, so leftist and so stupid. And then a few years ago I started watching again old episodes of Dr Who with Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker….the writing was excellent and the stories, some based on historical tales and mysteries, still resonate and hold up….I also thought that if you wanted to prescribe a political ideology to the old Dr Who…it would be libertarian.

  134. stackja

    Snoopy
    #2941377, posted on February 23, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Earlier:

    Schools to make the call on chaplains – ABC News (Australian …
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-07/changes-to-chaplaincy…/2874876
    Sep 6, 2011 – Now Education Minister Peter Garrett says schools will be given the option to … From 2012, all new chaplains or secular workers hired by schools will need to …. The choice of religious affiliation is up to the school community through … Good move. … The first decent piece of policy out of this Government.
    Malcolm Turnbull should axe Tony Abbott’s school chaplains program
    https://www.smh.com.au › National › Opinion
    Jan 14, 2017 – Former prime minister Tony Abbott’s National Schools Chaplaincy Program … The question of how religious workers would respond to students … But such an explicitly religious program is out of step with modern Australian society. … Public schools, meanwhile, are secular by nature and must be open to …
    Labor may end the school chaplaincy program if they win government …
    http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/labor-axe-school-chaplaincy…/169252
    May 31, 2018 – The ALP could discontinue the school chaplaincy program that has … Staff Writers, February 22, 2019 … Labor Senator Doug Cameron has called for a “secular Australia” and … of the program, and said the increased funding would allow for further … “A secular state is about there not being a state religion.

  135. Tel

    Six bungling terror wannabes have admitted an audacious plan to sail a small boat to the Philippines to help overthrow that government.

    Would have been cheaper and easier to let them get on with it … track them on radar and make some phone calls to the Philippines coastguard.

  136. egg_

    Teh Rust Belt, Deplorables and DelCons all reject Cheerful Squalor.

    Is that a range of Michael Moore Walmart track pants that M0nster wears?

  137. thefrollickingmole

    Interesting….

    I for one welcome our new cerebraly terrifying AIDs resistant overlords…

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612997/the-crispr-twins-had-their-brains-altered/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

  138. Cassie of Sydney

    Doctor Who trivia (Pre-Cambrian): Tom Baker’s “companion”, Lalla Ward was married to Richard Dawkins. Meh.”

    I think before she was Mrs Richard Dawkins, she was also Mrs Tom Baker.

  139. stackja

    US Nazi rally documentary up for Oscar
    By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press
    an hour ago

    A crowd of 20,000 gives the Nazi salute. Swastikas flank a giant portrait of George Washington.

    Unimaginable to most Americans, the pro-Hitler rally that took place 80 years ago this week inside New York’s Madison Square Garden is the subject of a short documentary that’s up for an Oscar.

    The seven-minute film shows Fritz Kuhn, the leader of the pro-Nazi German American Bund, decrying “the Jewish-controlled press” and demanding “a socially just, white, gentile-ruled United States.”

    Documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry said that after learning about the 1939 Bund rally, which he could barely believe had happened, he asked a researcher friend to help him locate archival footage of the Feb. 20, 1939, event.

    “Once he pulled it all together and I saw it, I thought it was very surreal and frightening, and I wanted to find a way to make something of it and share it with the world,” Curry said.

    Curry sees parallels to 2019, when Republican President Donald Trump calls news organisations enemies of the people and anti-Jewish attacks are increasing. The anniversary of the rally comes as New York police report a 72 per cent increase in hate crimes in the city over the past year, with anti-Semit1c crimes making up almost two-thirds of the total of 55.

    Movie on Hitler/Stalin pact next?

  140. calli

    She was.

    Scarf knitter confirmed! 🙂

  141. Percy Popinjay

    a feisty, hard working Vietnamese grocer lady who secretly fears an unannounced visit from Teats Peanuthead in search of a fresh turnip.

    Deskie, I don’t know how you do it. BTW, has anyone seen the promos for a new foxtel “drama” set in our beloved national capital? FFS, it looks dire.

  142. Percy Popinjay

    track them on radar and make some phone calls to the Philippines coastguard

    Tel, I think you are somewhat overestimating the chances of those inbred dunderheads ever getting anywhere the Philippines.

  143. stackja

    Marshall Curry
    From Wikipedia

    Marshall Curry (born c. 1970) is an American documentary director, producer, cinematographer and editor. His films include Street Fight, Racing Dreams, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front and Point and Shoot.

  144. Cassie of Sydney

    “Percy Popinjay
    #2941393, posted on February 23, 2019 at 10:25 am
    a feisty, hard working Vietnamese grocer lady who secretly fears an unannounced visit from Teats Peanuthead in search of a fresh turnip.

    Deskie, I don’t know how you do it. BTW, has anyone seen the promos for a new foxtel “drama” set in our beloved national capital? FFS, it looks dire.”

    It is a sad indictment of Australian drama but as soon as a new Australian drama is advertised….I make a mental note to give it a big miss.

  145. Percy Popinjay

    I make a mental note to give it a big miss.

    Indeed, Cassie. Those toenails aren’t going to cut themselves, or that paint watch itself dry.

  146. Myrddin Seren

    Chatter that Mueller will essentially back Trump, rule out fantasy “collusion” and therefore humiliate the Democrats. That’s why they’re now after his tax records. It’s the new black.

    Melania

    Pre-nup

    She speaks with an accent – what proof is that that she is not Trump’s Russki handler ?

    Coming soon to another D-rat controlled committee.

  147. Snoopy

    Mr Inbetween is a very entertaining Australian drama. Available for download on Foxtel. Just five or six 30 minute episodes. Season 2 is reportedly in the pipeline.

  148. stackja

    Drop in deaths blamed for dip in funeral business InvoCare’s profits
    Samantha Bailey, The Australian, The Australian
    February 22, 2019 5:00pm
    Subscriber only

    Funeral company InvoCare says its bottom line was cut as a result of fewer deaths, causing it to slash its final dividend.

    Net profit at the nation’s largest funeral homes and crematoriums operator fell 57.7 per cent to 41.2 million in 2018 compared with 2017, it reported.

    Operating earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation fell 4.3 per cent to $119 million.

    InvoCare said fewer people died in Australia, thanks to a mild winter and effective flu vaccinations. But improved trading in the final three months of last year and into January pointed toward the market normalising, it said.

    “Operating results for 2018 were impacted by soft market conditions, namely, a lower number of deaths,” chief executive Martin Earp said.

    “History suggests that these conditions are unlikely to be sustained and that revision to the positive long-term trend is typical.”

  149. stackja

    Terry McCrann: Toll profits should be driving us up the wall
    Terry McCrann, Herald Sun
    February 21, 2019 8:30pm
    Subscriber only

    Premier Daniel Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas are taking at least $45 billion out of all your pockets and handing it to Transurban and its investors.

    That’s — at least — the total amount of tolls you will pay from now until 2045 if the government’s legislation to extend Citylink’s tolling franchise to 2045 is passed through the state parliament.

    Something like half of that money — around $22 billion — would flow to Transurban in the 10 years of the proposed extension period after 2035.

  150. Tel

    I also thought that if you wanted to prescribe a political ideology to the old Dr Who…it would be libertarian.

    The Doctor was a renegade living on his wits and charm … but willing to cooperate with imperialists like the Brigadier when that suited his purposes … also trying to avoid violence where possible. There was a mix of traditional British eccentric “boffin” (e.g. any Royal Society fellow prior to the 20th Century, before the Long March), and dashing explorer, and helpful avuncular Christian do-gooder (in a nice way, not too scolding). The archetypal pinnacle of Western Civilization in a gentlemanly outfit.

    The modern Doctors have tended to be more manic than eccentric (there’s a big difference), they no longer feel bothered by using violence, don’t make much effort to either negotiate or cooperate, don’t spend any time thinking, planning, etc. They do spend a lot of time sermonizing and posturing. The story is filled with mystic woo woo, crystal gazing, rehashing old Dr Who themes (like the Daleks and Cybermen) over and over without much imagination. They might as well sell the franchise to Marvel and get it over with.

  151. Snoopy

    “History suggests that these conditions are unlikely to be sustained and that revision to the positive long-term trend is typical.”

    Every cloud has a positive long-term trend.

  152. Tel

    Tel, I think you are somewhat overestimating the chances of those inbred dunderheads ever getting anywhere the Philippines.

    Stop worrying about the problem and it solves itself!

  153. stackja

    Mobile telecommunications “come of age” in Australia
    http://www.amta.org.au/articles/amta/Mobile.telecommunications.come.of.age.in.Australia

    On that day 21 years ago, the first mobile phones were introduced in Australia. At 10.42am on February 23, 1987, the then Minister for Communications, Michael Duffy, made the first official call using an analogue mobile phone. They were big and bulky, weighing more than half a kilogram.

    Mobile telecommunications “come of age” in Australia

    Tomorrow, mobile phones come of age in Australia. On that day 21 years ago, the first mobile phones were introduced in Australia.

    At 10.42am on February 23, 1987, the then Minister for Communications, Michael Duffy, made the first official call using an analogue mobile phone.

    They were big and bulky, weighing more than half a kilogram. They were disparagingly dubbed “bricks”, offered voice only services and cost more than $4000 each.

  154. Notafan

    I am completely unconvinced that Smollett’s behavior was motivated by anything other than greed, capitalizing on Trumphate and trying to turn it to his advantage.

    Police are, as so often happens, lucky he is stupid as well as conniving, greedy and amoral.

    with the added bonus of

    if at first you don’t succeed try try again.

  155. Myrddin Seren

    calli

    In other news, today’s Dead Tree Tele informs me that Brexit will cause a Guinness shortage.

    The Woke in Remainer strongholds should be cheering.

    Apparently only literal Nazis drink Guinness.

    Kathrine Jebsen Moore explores the high-passion minefield of intersectional knitting:

    It’s the tale of a yarn enthusiast who mentions her excitement about the prospect of visiting India, a life-long dream. And who is promptly scolded by the woke knitting community – a thing that exists, apparently – for being a “coloniser,” for harming “non-white people,” and for being “racist.” A struggle session ensues.

    She was even accused of being a neo-Nazi because she enjoys drinking Guinness.

  156. Mater

    Police have no duty of care to protect any citizen, none; they could drive past you getting the snot bashed out of you and that would be fine.

    They did exactly that at the Lauren Southern event. If fact, they expressly prevented us from entering in a manner that allowed us to bypass the baying mob and then stood back and watched us get attacked.
    It was a disgusting effort.

  157. C.L.

    Brides of Christ, also.

    That was left-wing baloney of the first rank.

  158. Interesting UK discrimination case mentioned in DM.

    25 yr old Uni graduate (in physics), son of Detective Inspector did a good interview in final stage of selection for constable in Cheshire police. White. Not accepted because not disabled, gay or black.

    Won his case in first such ruling in UK. The judge found the police had set the pass level low. So basically “diverse” candidates being accepted at expense of better white candidates.

    Naturally UK police chiefs are wanting a law that allows such discrimination.

    Happening here now with ADF and police.

  159. stackja

    Notafan
    #2941412, posted on February 23, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Smollett unlucky he didn’t do it last year. MSM in full cry after DT, no questions would have been asked.

  160. Geriatric Mayfly

    I was always hanging around Housing Commission towers because of all the the supremely hot chicks who lived there.

    A winning opener for any awkwardness was always, ‘Show us yer tats.’

  161. C.L.

    LOL:

    James [email protected]

    Hi! I’m @AdamSchiff. I’m the head of the Intelligence Committee of the United States House of Representatives and I was duped by @JussieSmollett and a couple of Nigerians in ski masks wearing red hats. The INTELLIGENCE committee! Let that sink in.

  162. Nick

    That was left-wing baloney of the first rank.

    CL, the Church you identify with doesn’t exist.
    Only this week I heard of a very senior Catholic official present a plaque at a funeral mass, intoning that it was a celebration of the deceased’s life. At a Christmas Mass I attended, the Indian priest read from a sheet and showed a long list of mostly pagan symbols such as a Christmas tree and candy canes as prof to the kiddies present of Catholicism at Christmas.

    If they don’t know…

  163. It’s actually Doctor Lesbian.

    Nope.
    Doctor Whomb.

  164. C.L.

    Further from James Woods:

    If two innocent white men had been arrested and faced years in prison, would #JussieSmollett have done the right thing and fessed up to his hoax to save them?

    He’s running a poll whose options are Yes, No and Don’t Make me laugh.
    It’s a good, serious point and should certainly be reflected in the sentence he receives.

  165. candy

    Hi! I’m @AdamSchiff. I’m the head of the Intelligence Committee of the United States House of Representatives and I was duped by @JussieSmollett and a couple of Nigerians in ski masks wearing red hats. The INTELLIGENCE committee! Let that sink in.

    I don’t believe that kind of thing. Not duped, but biased and looking and wanting to believe the worse of Trump followers.
    Trying to excuse his own bias, by pretending to be “duped”. Smollett had prior convictions. An unbiased person in that most top sphere of his work would take a balanced look at the whole situation.

  166. John Constantine

    Morning Gez, the lamb market for well finished lambs with weight is seeing the saleyard price within a few percent of the forward contract price.

    Small lambs to feed on are dear down at the bottom end for what you get.

    Butcher mate is finally seeing his lamb suppliers lowering the wholesale lamb price to reflect a couple months of lower saleyard prices.

    Two hundred dollar lambs are new normal up the top end now.

    The real game is the guessing of the Autumn break, when fodder crops and grass can replace grain and hay rations.

    We see meat breed ewes now selling at lower rates and wool breed ewes selling higher. This informs us that the consensus opinion is that lamb production from terminal ewes at current hay and grain prices is less profitable than owning a flock of young merino wool ewes when the autumn rains come.

    Producers are therefore trending away from expensively finished meat lambs towards the golden fleece.

    There will be a supply gap before spring of finished lamb, but the meatworks don’t have to pay up for them.

    I stood on the rails of a recent sheep sale I had dropped in on while on other business and saw Big hungry old crossbred ewes, point of lambing, sold cheaply. I held off bidding in the hope the merino portion of the sale would follow that trend.

    It didn’t, and good merinos sold like rain was not only guaranteed, but imminent.

    My take on lamb prices is that wool is currently higher profit, but that meat sells to markets other than China.
    Not many agricultural products you can say that about.

    All byproducts from lambs go to the Tyrant though, so his grasp can cut the meat market as well.

    Did buy and departure some merino rams from a retiring neighbor so wool prices did swing a portion of the flock back to dual purpose.

  167. stackja

    Crack Sydney surgeons who saved tiny newborn against the odds
    Sally Coates, The Daily Telegraph
    35 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Her chances of survival were as small as baby Elyse herself and her parents had already begun to make funeral arrangements — but then the impossible happened. Elyse lived.

    A crack team of surgeons at Randwick’s Royal Hospital for Women were able to keep tiny Elyse alive until they could remove the deadly tumour that had developed within her as she grew in her mother’s womb.

    Elyse is now happy and healthy and mum Thi Nguyen was able to hold her fourth child for the first time just two days before Christmas.

    Ms Nguyen’s first three pregnancies had been simple natural births, but at 32 weeks with her fourth child she was feeling pain and exhaustion she had never previously experienced. The 34-year-old raised the issue during an antenatal appointment. She was raced to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and doctors had bad news.

    Her baby girl had a 6cm tumour that had grown against her heart, lungs and throat, her head was bent backwards and fluid was trapped under her skin. And she was not going to survive.

    A shattered Ms Nguyen and her husband Hoa began to make funeral arrangements.

    “I was shocked. We were preparing ourselves … to lose her,” Ms Nguyen said. “We were talking about funeral arrangements because there was a really big possibility that when she came out she wouldn’t survive. My husband and I decided that when she came out and if there was no chance we would hold her and basically say goodbye.”

    But some of Sydney’s best surgeons leapt into action at Randwick’s Royal Hospital for Women.

    The Sydney Children’s Hospital’s Dr Lucy Bower delivered Elyse via caesarean, then Royal Hospital for Women’s Dr Srinivas Bolisetty was able to insert a breathing tube down her throat, despite the tumour blocking the breathing passage.

    Dr Bolisetty said it was one of the finest moments of his 24-year career. “I was nervous, I was so nervous,” he said. “When she came out she was she was pale blue and had no signs of life. She was not breathing, no heartbeat, bloated and had massive swelling around the neck and chest. It was thought to be impossible to insert the breathing tube because of the massive tumour, and without that tube she wouldn’t be able to breathe.

  168. egg_

    Doctor Lesbot?
    Got to by the Daleks.

  169. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hi! I’m @AdamSchiff. I’m the head of the Intelligence Committee of the United States House of Representatives and I was duped by @JussieSmollett and a couple of Nigerians in ski masks wearing red hats.

    Schiff was caught for meeting Glen Simpson of Fusion GPS a few weeks ago.
    Simpson, with double-oh-nothing agent Steele, concocted the story of Trump paying prozzies to pee on Obama’s bed.
    Let that one sink in.
    Schiff is on the Intel committee for the same reason Pakistan is on the UN Human Rights Council.

  170. candy

    Funny how the story went from MAGA caps to “red hats”. Perhaps it was getting too nasty and Smollett was getting scared of consequences with civil unrest, rioters etc in Chicago which he would have been responsible for.

  171. Mater

    It’s a good, serious point and should certainly be reflected in the sentence he receives.

    The very point I made five days ago, CL.

    Mater
    #2936993, posted on February 18, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Smollett’s scandalous hate crime against whites even had a run on Seven.
    He’s toast.

    Anyone who tries to frame someone up by filing a false report should be lined up for the very same punishment that they were trying to inflict upon some poor, innocent bastard.

  172. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    And because the police officer doing the “smashing” is a woman, the attempt to do so is hilarious.

    can anyone explain why she even needs to smash the front windscreen????

  173. bespoke

    Schiff claimed many times that he had proof of collusion so he should have seen through Smollett BS.

  174. C.L.

    Indeed, Mater.
    —————–
    No no, folks.
    “Dr” and Doctor” are not interchangeable re Doctor Who.
    Who is not his surname; it is a question for the ages.

  175. Roger

    There’s a metaphor here:

    Barack Obama’s Presidential Library complex, to be built on public land on Chicago’s south side at a cost of $500m, will include a 235-foot-high tower, a two-story “event space”, an athletic centre, a recording studio and a winter garden with a sledding hill…but no actual library.

    Instead, Obama’s archives sit in a former furniture store far out in the suburbs awaiting digitalisation.

  176. C.L.

    CL, the Church you identify with doesn’t exist.

    I think it still does, buried beneath tons of rubble.

  177. Tom

    Pick the ABC’s designated villain:

    Ahahahaha! Oldest trick in the subs book, Areff. Who’d have thought today’s subs — at least at the billion-dollar government propaganda factory — would be political activists opposing whatever everyman thinks?

  178. Percy Popinjay

    Only in the bizarre parallel universe that is Planet ALPBC:

    Van Badham is a writer, commentator, activist, occasional broadcaster, theatremaker and one of Australia’s most controversial public intellectuals.

  179. areff

    CL, the Church you identify with doesn’t exist.
    Only this week I heard of a very senior Catholic official present a plaque at a funeral mass, intoning that it was a celebration of the deceased’s life. At a Christmas Mass I attended, the Indian priest read from a sheet and showed a long list of mostly pagan symbols such as a Christmas tree and candy canes as prof to the kiddies present of Catholicism at Christmas.

    When my son was being confirmed, the instructor, a modernist nun, at the pre-sacrament “family seminar” explained that the Eucharist is “symbolic” of Christ’s presence. Over coffee I asked if she knew the difference between trans- and consubstantiation. Her reply: modern catholicism is all about finding common ground, not celebrating difference!

    And they wonder why the pews are empty.

  180. Memoryvault

    Speaking of Doctor Who, there was a spinoff series years ago that I vaguely remember seeing years ago. A young woman stumbles across the HQ of a group of super hero types saving the universe. Their leader was a homosexual, but it was played down. I keep thinking it was called “Captain Something”, but I could be wrong.

    Ring any bells with anybody?

  181. Top Ender

    Labor Senator Doug Cameron has called for a “secular Australia”

    One where there are no values at all, except the ones that Dougie and the maaaates decide.

    Such as extortion, sexual assault, and taking bribes.

  182. Bruce of Newcastle

    Pick the ABC’s designated villain

    Peterson may have an ally in Hawke. From what I can see he isn’t entirely wet.

    If Hawke can find some cojones on globule worming he could be a proverbial one eyed man in the Liberal Party after the next election.

  183. Percy Popinjay

    can anyone explain why she even needs to smash the front windscreen????

    Because it isn’t going to smash itself. Such are the perils of policing nowadays, what with all those neo-nayzee Guinness drinkers out on the loose.

  184. C.L.

    … there was a spinoff series years ago that I vaguely remember seeing years ago. A young woman stumbles across the HQ of a group of super hero types saving the universe. Their leader was a homosexual, but it was played down. I keep thinking it was called “Captain Something”, but I could be wrong.

    Ring any bells with anybody?

    Sounds like Group Captain McGregor and the Australian Defence Force.

  185. Roger

    …at the pre-sacrament “family seminar” explained that the Eucharist is “symbolic” of Christ’s presence. Over coffee I asked if she knew the difference between trans- and consubstantiation.

    I’m afraid it’s much worse; to say the eucharist is symbolic of Christ’s presence isn’t consubstantiation, it’s Zwinglianism.

  186. Stimpson J. Cat

    And they wonder why the pews are empty.

    The only pew relevant today is PewDiePie.

  187. Bruce of Newcastle

    one of Australia’s most controversial public intellectuals

    Ah, a pale stale female.
    The ABC has hordes of them.
    Maybe that’s why they like her so much.

  188. areff

    Group Captain McGregor has taken down her Twitter feed, alas. One less source of mirth in this cruel world

  189. 2dogs

    Ring any bells with anybody?

    Torchwood? The leader, Captain Jack Harkness, was homosexual.

  190. Percy beat me to it but ABC describing Van Badham as an “intellectual” is funny. I think Balir’s “frightbat” term is more appropriate.

    Q&A is going to be an interesting episode. Both my adult kids are Peterson fans and might actually watch.

  191. Stimpson J. Cat

    Australia’s most controversial public intellectual.

    Australia’s female Ben Shapiro.
    Feelings don’t care about your facts.

  192. Top Ender

    Interesting that there does not seem to be a damages suit gathering against the VicPol and Victorian government for allowing Gargoolery to proceed on his manic rampage.

    Of course, it would mean finding a team of lawyers ready to go the biff with an extreme left-wing government.

  193. Old School Conservative

    Torchwood.

  194. cohenite

    Ring any bells with anybody?

    Torchwood? The leader, Captain Jack Harkness, was homosexual.

    To no apparent purpose; the show was ok but badly cast.

  195. stackja

    Then:

    R. Kelly
    From Wikipedia

    Kelly is one of the best-selling music artists in the United States, with over 30 million album sales.[9] He has released 12 solo studio albums, and sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide, making him the most successful R&B male artist of the 1990s and one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[10][11] He is credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning the nicknames “King of R&B” and “King of Pop-Soul”.[12][13] He is listed by Billboard as the most successful R&B/Hip Hop artist of the years 1985-2010 and the most successful R&B artist in history.[14] He has won awards including BET, Soul Train, Billboard, NAACP, and American Music Awards.

    Now: R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

  196. C.L.

    When my son was being confirmed, the instructor, a modernist nun, at the pre-sacrament “family seminar” explained that the Eucharist is “symbolic” of Christ’s presence.

    Speaking of modernist nuns (or women religious, more properly), Australia’s next canonised saint will certainly be Eileen O’Connor, founder of Our Lady’s Nurses of the Poor. Unfortunately, the order she founded has zero recruits and has had to team up with the Sisters of Charity to survive. The Sisters of Charity are also more or less extinct, so it’s a peculiar move. Pictured here are the two congregational leaders with the merger document.

    Meanwhile the strictly orthodox new order, the Sisters of Life – whose anti-abortion charism is the care of all babies and their mothers in all circumstances – is thriving globally. Note the age difference etc between the picture linked above and these.

    The cultural explanation for this stunning gulf is that Australia’s “nuns” are now functionaries of the welfare state; the Sisters of Life, on the other hand, are rebels at radical variance with a state-sanctioned culture of death. Young people are joining the rebels, just as they did in Apostolic times.

  197. Memoryvault

    Thanks 2dogs and OSC.

    Yes, “Torchwood”, with Captain Jack Harkness.
    And the first four series (42 episodes) are on “Watchseries”.
    Happy days. Something to watch to while away the hours.

  198. bespoke

    I have no problem with a secular public education but I do with selective secularism. And that’s what’s happening.

  199. feelthebern

    Hey Snoopy, Mr Inbetween is a cracker.
    Reminds me of Two Hands.
    Great Aussie show with none of the condescension that we are force fed.

  200. Memoryvault

    I attended confirmation classes when I was twelve years old.
    My parents were totally non-religious but I had a very good reason.

    Her name was Valerie.

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dave Hanna: From union powerbroker to jailed rOpist
    Vanessa Marsh, Court reporter, The Courier-Mail
    February 22, 2019 10:00pm
    Subscriber only

    HE WAS once a kingmaker, a Labor powerbroker posing for photos with the state’s most influential woman, dictating government policy and considering a run for the senate.

    But today former CFMMEU boss Dave Hanna is a convicted rOpist. The lowest of the low in the prison pecking order, one notch above the child killers and pOOdophiles he now lives with.

    The former Queensland Labor vice-president, who once headed the influential “Old Guard” faction and whose members included Kevin Rudd and Peter Beattie, once wielded enough power to secure preselection wins for friends and land himself and those in his favour on government boards.

    Hanna, now 54, became an official with the Builders Labourers Federation in 1995 and stayed until the 2015 amalgamation with the Construction Forestry Mining, Maritime Energy Union, where he went on to became a national president.

    Hanna enjoyed enormous influence – granted meetings with Campbell Newman and appointed to a Newman government panel advising on the construction watchdog’s powers, sitting on the board of Stadiums Queensland under Labor and taking “selfies” with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

    No Senate carer for another one of the “bruvvas?” Sorry ‘ bout that.

  202. C.L.

    Young people are joining the rebels, just as they did in Apostolic times.

    Of all the gargantuan mistakes made by the Catholic Church in contemporary times, the watering down of the older notion of militancy was perhaps the most egregious. The emphasis shifted from spiritual warfare to Being Nice to Everyone Like Jesus. Formerly. the priesthood was like the Marine Corps. We have the truth about man and salvation and we’re going to wield it. You can run me, you can starve me, you can beat me and you can kill me. Just don’t bore me. Now they only recruit men who want to get along with the world no matter what and ‘brave’ preaching is defined as the willingness to denounce coal, sexism and Donald Trump.

  203. Cassie of Sydney

    “bespoke
    #2941472, posted on February 23, 2019 at 12:14 pm
    I have no problem with a secular public education but I do with selective secularism. And that’s what’s happening.”

    Quite so…it’s not as though there’s no religion taught in public schools….there is a religion and that is the religion of “militant leftism”….and its nonsensical sacraments are climate change idiocy, LGBTQIPTZR rubbish, transgender guff and third wave feminazism. It’s already destroying more minds in a generation than anything Christianity has done over the last 2,000 years.

  204. areff

    My confirmatiopn ran for what memory says was three hours, most of it standing up. At the conclusion, the monsignor presiding got us all to vow that no alcohol would touch our lips until the age of 25.

    Loss of faith was pre-ordained after that.

  205. cohenite

    Happy days. Something to watch to while away the hours.

    If you want a laugh Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby is arguably the most politically incorrect show made in recent times.

  206. Roger

    I have no problem with a secular public education…

    The problem with a secular public education is that it is not philosophically or morally neutral, as most most people imagine.

  207. Knuckle Dragger

    Haven’t seen Mr Inbetween, but if it’s half as good as Two Hands it’s going on the list.

    The last decent drama the ABC put out was Blue Murder. It was so good, in fact, that it was banned in NSW for years. Roxburgh was uncanny as Rogerson.

    ‘Hello, Warren….’

  208. Steve trickler

    A classic presser from Trump.

    No doubt it will be sliced and diced on tv.



  209. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NZ PM Jacinda Ardern has teeth like that cortez creature.

    She and Yasmin Axle Magpie must share the same dentist, surely?

  210. Cassie of Sydney

    “cohenite
    #2941483, posted on February 23, 2019 at 12:28 pm
    NZ PM Jacinda Ardern has teeth like that cortez creature.”

    Ardern is utterly ghastly…an ugly, stupid woman..who should never have been appointed PM…..because it was Winston Peters who made her PM…not the electorate.

  211. calli

    “Operating results for 2018 were impacted by soft market conditions, namely, a lower number of deaths,” chief executive Martin Earp said.

    We need a death led recovery.

    Let’s start with the Lower House and work our way up.

    #definitelyadeaththreat

  212. calli

    #nojustkidding

    Phew! Black helicopters receding. Stand down, I tells ya!

  213. Roger

    It’s already destroying more minds in a generation than anything Christianity has done over the last 2,000 years.

    In my experience the first step to overcoming Leftism is the realisation that the civilisation we are heir to – such as it is in these latter times – did not come into being despite Christianity but because of Christianity.

    I recommend Larry Siedentop’s ‘Inventing the Individual’ for anyone willing to be disabused of their anti-Christianity. He’s a J3w, so he has no religious ax to grind.

  214. From union powerbroker to jailed rOpist

    The possibilities are endless.

  215. candy

    The possibilities are endless.

    Not with the Morrison government, sadly. Dutton would be better.

  216. Roger

    It’s already destroying more minds in a generation than anything Christianity has done over the last 2,000 years.

    Lost in the spaminator, try again:

    In my experience the the first step in overcoming the Leftist mindset is the realisation that, in contrast to the Leftist narrative, the Western civilisation that we are heirs to – such as it is in these latter times – with its ethos of respect for the individual, did not come into being despite Christianity but because of Christianity.

  217. Notafan

    Junaid Thorne’s brother

    I remember all the cries of innocents over the Saudi sentence

    Junaid has been awfully good at not going to gaol though

    Shayden Thorne likes being in gaol, obviously

  218. C.L.

    A classic presser from Trump.

    No doubt it will be sliced and diced on tv.

    No president in my lifetime has been so masterfully on top of his brief as Trump.
    I watched the whole presser; no notes, no papers, complete dominance over all topics (and the room).
    He also orchestrated the Chinese delegates to sit there and watch. A total power play.

  219. cohenite

    A classic presser from Trump.

    He’s a fucking genius. A MOU is not a contract; he takes shit from no one, even his advisors.

    Listening to this and then the likes of McCabe rabbiting on about the 25th amendment you realise how petty, banal and shithouse those little conspirators were to suggest this POTUS had psychological issues.

  220. Memoryvault

    We need a death led recovery.

    Judging by the number of thirty-ish morbidly obese tubs of lard wheezing and waddling around the shopping centre, they’re going to get that recovery in spades.

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