Open Forum: February 23, 2019

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  1. Tel

    We don’t want the dull bugger back again.

    Sorry.

    You know the thing about “s/h/it ascending” don’t you? What goes up, must come down.

  2. Tailgunner

    Hey Arks?
    It’s gonna have a cartoon-sized big block V8 in it right?
    Or a picnic cruiser?
    *faggot*
    #Bonnetsaregay

  3. Tailgunner

    Love the work, dude.
    She’s looking mint, bro!

  4. Tailgunner

    Arms, get in here and provide a rebuttal please.
    #nogroupthink

  5. 1735099

    I know Bespoke personally and he is way ahead of you

    Be that as it may, Kev. I can read, and he can’t spell.

    I’m glad you lobbed up.
    I’ve been trying for a couple of weeks now to post a message on the battalion sick list, but it refuses to appear. I flew south last week to meet the sick man in question with a couple of old section mates from Sydney. He could do with a bit of support right now.
    Must be a bug. I’m sure that all members are free to post on the unit website irrespective of political or religious affiliation. It was never an issue all those years ago.

  6. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Arky!

    The model A is a credit to your skills. congratulations. Looking forward to the next step when the donk goes in.

    To use the words of the great coach Jack Gibson…”Played strong, done good.”

  7. Tailgunner

    #HeelsUpHarris is done too.
    It’s gonna be Uncle Bernie v godEmperor Trump.
    Anywhere to get quinellas?
    Bad Samaritan, your input please.

  8. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Paediatrician Katie Allen has won preselection for the blue-ribbon Victorian seat of Higgins, ensuring the Liberal Party has a woman in a key safe seat at the next election as it faces continuing criticism for the lack of female MPs in its federal ranks.

    criticism from whom exactly?

  9. Tailgunner

    Arma, I’d ask you, but you provincial dudes won’t give me a market.
    #BallsBetting
    Nut up, bookies!

  10. MatrixTransform

    What does “FCOL” mean?

    in the ase of leftards on right leaning forum … Fapping Collectively Out loud

  11. Tailgunner

    Climate Change is most definitely man made,

    Stop that.
    You know it’s fodder for the scared angels.
    Learn to Surf, Hark!

  12. 1735099

    I know Bespoke personally and he is way ahead of you.

    Be that as it may, I can read, and he can’t spell.

    Glad you lobbed up, Kev.
    I’ve been trying for weeks to post a message on the unit sick list, and it refuses to appear.
    I flew south last week to visit the bloke in question along with two other old section mates who came up from Sydney. He could do with all the support he can get right now.

  13. MatrixTransform

    You know, to filter both incoming and outgoing comments.

    *CHUCKLES

  14. Tailgunner

    Really?
    I’m on the NoFap, NoPorn diet.
    Sucked in, nachos!
    🙂

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anger as Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Dawn Service gets axed
    Charles Miranda, News Corp Australia Network
    20 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    The ANZAC Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux at the Australian Government’s new multimillion-dollar memorial on the outskirts of the northern French village, has been axed.

    In what is likely to infuriate veterans’ and tour groups, the traditional 5.30am service will no longer take place from this year through the foreseeable future, replaced instead with a simpler ceremony at 10am.

    The event run by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs was always at this time but was moved to dawn in 2008 in the lead up to the centenary of the Great War and in keeping with ceremonies commemorating all ANZAC war dead around the world. Most other capital cities including Canberra have two ceremonies, at dawn and later in the morning.

    It is not clear who made this decision or why or what public consultation was made on axing the ceremony, the main one for Australians on the Western Front.

    Interim RSL National chairman John King said he was unaware of the move and was personally disappointed.

    “My personal feeling, is it is a disappointment,” Mr King said.

    “There are three services held outside Australia, obviously Gallipoli is the largest, Villers-Bretonneux has become the second largest and the third largest at Bomana cemetery in Papua New Guinea. For me it’s a personal disappointment for anyone wanting to travel in the future if that’s the case, no service at dawn, I would tend to think people will conduct their own.”

    He said the history of Dawn Service was some years after the First AIF troops left Albany in WA to fight overseas, a group of former and wounded veterans went to the wharf to stand there at silence at dawn then the next year returned with a padre for prayers and it grew national from there.

  16. Tailgunner

    Numbers – should Trump pull all US forces out of Afghanistan?
    1/2
    1 he would, 2he wouldn’t.
    PBUT.

  17. Memoryvault

    Climate Change is most definitely man made

    No, unfortunately it is very real and very natural.
    Just not for the reasons, or in the direction, being claimed by the “global warming” crowd.

  18. Black Ball

    Tailgunner I don’t think linkage to Riley Reid will pass the spaminator test. Hence asking you to circumvent this wall!

  19. Tom

    Riley Reid is a total babe.
    9/10

    You’re looking in all the wrong places, Gunner. She’s 3 out of 10. Get my email from Doomy and I’ll point you in the right direction. Cheers.

  20. Tel

    The ANZAC Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux at the Australian Government’s new multimillion-dollar memorial on the outskirts of the northern French village, has been axed.

    In what is likely to infuriate veterans’ and tour groups, the traditional 5.30am service will no longer take place from this year through the foreseeable future, replaced instead with a simpler ceremony at 10am.

    No law against a group of randoms turning up, looking solemn and playing Last Post at 5:30 am is there?

    If there is such a law, then wear a yellow jacket and a gas mask to fit in with the locals. Extra points for genuine WWI mask.

  21. Atoms for Peace

    Faaaaark. Does that mean we have to hang around for another 80 years to witness the truth of the troll’ climactic predictions?

  22. Tailgunner

    Are we going to be THE PLACE for US election Updates in Venesztralia this coming season?
    We are.
    The 2016 Election thread is a legend.
    #CatNewsService

  23. Arky

    Climate Change is most definitely man made

    ..
    Moloch is angry at us for only sacrificing 125 000 aborted children per day.

  24. DrBeauGan

    It is not clear who made this decision or why or what public consultation was made on axing the ceremony, the main one for Australians on the Western Front.

    I’d like to know.

    Dawn services are not my scene, I’m too solitary by temperament for that kind of thing. But I understand that they are very important for some and I loathe faceless bureaucrats stuffing things up for others because they can.

  25. bespoke

    Tailgunner
    Numbers is likely away trying to dox someone.

  26. Memoryvault

    Riley Reid is a total babe.

    My goodness!
    Don’t go looking for images of her on Google or Bing.
    The Cat is not that sort of a blog.

  27. Tailgunner

    She’s 3 out of 10

    Show me, on the doll, where Riley touched you inappropriately…
    😀

  28. Percy Popinjay

    An unusual looking lady who drives a fairly expensive late model Jeep, goes through our recycling bins to collect bottles, just before the garbos do. I don’t know why she bothers.

    Yep and LOL. You do the maths on this and makes zero sense. Unless you’re Beryl Gladyschloklian and her sizeable retinue of gliberal cockgobblers.

    There’s a mad ol’ bag who seems to spend a significant amount of her time shuffling around my neighborehood collecting “containers”. She doesn’t carry around receptacles that would seem capacious enough to justify the amount of time she spends doing the shuffling.

    The sums, in bald stats: 30 hours a week, split into five days. 50 “redeemable” containers collected in one six hour shift. 10 cents a “redeemable” container.

    $25 for 30 hours work. WTF?

    This is the modern day slavery that the stupid.forking.gliberals have gifted us, courtesy of the insanity of those anti-human imbeciles, the greenfilth.

  29. Tom

    Numbers is likely away trying to dox someone.

    Like he did to Brian of Moorabbin.

  30. Tailgunner

    Numbers is likely away trying to dox someone.

    He’s actually hilarious. Monty, up your game mate.
    The Sideshow Bob rakes are sooo 2016.

  31. Nick

    Dawn services are not my scene, I’m too solitary by temperament for that kind of thing. But I understand that they are very important for some and I loathe faceless bureaucrats stuffing things up for others because they can.

    When you think of the billions spent fellating fake refugees, it’s a pity that such a solemn occasion isn’t going ahead.

  32. Tailgunner

    Like he did to Brian of Moorabbin.

    The copper?
    Whyd you do that to a respected poster?

  33. Tailgunner

    Settle down, MV.
    🙂

  34. Tom

    Low-grade tramp, Gunner. You need better gunsights.

  35. Steve trickler

    For Tailgunner.

    by Julie Gautier with Guillaume Néry

    Here, he recreates some of his hallucinations experienced during narcosis.

    And it comes with a boobs alert!

  36. zyconoclast

    No wonder pantyhose became popular.

    Question of the day:
    What did pantyhose fetishists fetishies about before pantyhose?

  37. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Whyd you do that to a respected poster?

    Careful, the Doomlord threatened that anyone raising this issue would be smitten, permanently.

  38. bespoke

    That’s nothing I watched the head Geo’s wife driving her son around checking for change in telephone booths.

  39. Percy Popinjay

    Like he did to Brian of Moorabbin

    Graegooglery used to run very loud and obnoxious interference against anyone who noted this bleedingly obvious fact.

    Every. Single. Time.

  40. Tailgunner

    Riley Reid, I love that look. I’ve dated a few that looked similar.
    Evil pixies. But, dayum!

  41. Ubique

    The Australian: “WA Liberals preselected former army officer Vince Connelly over four women for the seat of Stirling last night, despite reports outgoing MP Michael Keenan and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann reportedly backed a female to succeed Mr Keenan in the seat.”

    A reader suggested that Vince Connelly undergo a sex change to satisfy the gender police. My helpful rejoinder that Vince needn’t undergo the change, but merely identify as a lesbian and get about in men’s clothing, didn’t get past the moderator. I can’t think why not.

  42. stackja

    Shock footage shows thug repeatedly slamming cop’s head into concrete during St Kilda brawl
    Josh Fagan and Tamsin Rose, Herald Sun
    6 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    A gang of thugs who assaulted two police officers and repeatedly rammed one of the officer’s head into the concrete have been described as “animals”.

    The group of seven, including one woman, set upon the officers in a “vicious” and “cowardly” attack in St Kilda caught on camera in the early hours of this morning.

    Supt Silva said there was one woman and about five or six men in the group who attacked police.

    They were described as caucasian, aged in their early to late 20s.

    All fled the scene.

  43. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore Toto
    Policeman’s head ‘smashed into concrete’ during St Kilda brawl

    “One of the (offenders) ‘rag-dolled’ one of the officers, smashing his head into the concrete roadway,” Commander Silva said.

    Capsicum spray was used by members of the Public Order Response Unit at the scene to stop the violence.

  44. stackja

    Both officers were taken to the Epworth Hospital in Richmond.

    One suffered facial injuries and was released on Sunday and the other will need surgery on his arm and will remain in hospital on Sunday night.

    Supt Silva said it was a particularly “cowardly” attack because one of the officers was in an arresting position on the ground when he was set upon from behind and from the front.

    “They had his face to the ground. A rather heavy set person was above him, grabbed him by the shoulders and ragdolled him and smashed his head against the ground.”

    The incident unfolded when police arrived to reports of an assault on a woman who was sleeping rough.

    While a 26-year-old man was being arrested over the alleged assault, several people intervened.

    During the course of the arrest, OC spray was deployed and two police officers were injured.

    It’s believed the group turned violent because it was their friend who was being arrested.

  45. Arky

    Thanks for kind comments about the Ford.
    I did name it Jezebel.
    But it has a very masculine presence now it is in one piece.
    It really feels like the thing is more than just a thing.
    I think it has absorbed some negative psychic energy from all the swearing, ranting and raving I have directed toward it this last year.

  46. zyconoclast

    Riley Reid is a total babe.
    9/10

    You’re looking in all the wrong places, Gunner. She’s 3 out of 10.

    Never herd of her.
    Possible NSFW

    This is her

  47. DrBeauGan

    When you think of the billions spent fellating fake refugees, it’s a pity that such a solemn occasion isn’t going ahead.

    When you don’t understand the debt we owe our forefathers, you understand nothing. And as you say, Nick, the argument that we can’t afford it is contemptible given the way our money is wasted.

  48. calli

    I think it has absorbed some negative psychic energy from all the swearing, ranting and raving I have directed toward it this last year.

    Tel is right then.

    As a Tudor Sedan (Wiki) it has to be a Henry. Failing that, Jasper.

  49. cohenite

    Riley Reid is a total babe.

    JHC she’s a bloody porn star. Now, are porn stars simply prostitutes who film their roots?

  50. mh

    Pure Flix responds to MPAA’s R-rating for anti-abortion film: ‘R stands for recommended’

    …The film tells the true story of Johnson, who previously worked at Planned Parenthood as a clinic director, but resigned in 2009 and became a pro-life activist. The publication revealed that while the filmmakers were aiming for a PG-13 film, MPAA informed that that “Unplanned” will be R-rated unless all scenes of abortions were either removed or altered. However, the filmmakers are refusing to change the controversial scenes.

    “A 15-year-old girl can get an abortion without her parent’s permission but she can’t see this movie without adult supervision? That’s sad,” said Ken Rather, executive VP of distribution for Pure Flix told the Hollywood Reporter….

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/pure-flix-responds-to-mpaas-r-rating-for-anti-abortion-film-r-stands-for-recommended

  51. Tel

    They had his face to the ground. A rather heavy set person was above him, grabbed him by the shoulders and ragdolled him and smashed his head against the ground.

    Standard arrest procedure around here, except there would be at least two or three cops piled on top.

  52. Rockdoctor

    That’s nothing I watched the head Geo’s wife driving her son around checking for change in telephone booths.

    FFS what they would be on why on earth would you even bother. Sounds like a head case or some more dim but money hungry Philo/Thai partners of colleagues I have seen…

  53. stackja

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2942399, posted on February 24, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Vic Pol in past would have sent those responsible to hospital. And nothing else would be needed. Now ‘ragdoll’.

  54. Arky

    As a Tudor Sedan (Wiki) it has to be a Henry.

    ..
    Took me five minutes to realise you weren’t talking about Henry Ford.
    But it’s a Fordor (4 door), not a Henry Tudor (2 door).

  55. struth

    I hope we didn’t seriously get somebody putting our boy Tailgunner collectively grouped as a national SOCIALIST here, did we?
    How can you be far right and a socialist?

    FMD, I thought we had that little bit of bullshit sorted out.

  56. Tel

    But it’s a Fordor (4 door), not a Henry Tudor (2 door).

    Oh gosh, I blew that one. Sorry, not feeling well today. Drinking the brandy and raw garlic mix in the hope of feeling better tomorrow.

  57. Black Ball

    Hillary Clinton and her Presidential campaign.

    https://youtu.be/ZG_k5CSYKhg

  58. Black Ball

    I note also that Villers-Brittenaux is in the news. Any famous battle must be commemorated. Robinvale Gez being the sister town of their French counterpart always remember.

  59. DrBeauGan

    I think it has absorbed some negative psychic energy from all the swearing, ranting and raving I have directed toward it this last year.

    Beating inanimate matter into submission takes patience, persistence and a whole lot of cussing. And I’ve done it only on a much smaller scale than you, Arky. Respect.

  60. struth

    To Mr Arky

    Dear Sir

    I have just watched some of your video on the rebuilding of an old motor car from the Ford company.
    I also listened to the background music.
    If this was the sort of music you were requiring I would suggest that it was a very good Idea that I did not supply you with my soft acoustic, almost Finn Brothers (crowded house) style and sound.
    I mean, I could have rocked it up to a John Foggerty/R H C P’s or JCMelloncamp, and blues, country rock,but , I see you are quite hard core.
    Therefore anything I would have produced would have had you taking an afternoon nap!
    He he……………………………………

  61. stackja

    Sydney father stabbed while making noise complaint at The Ponds
    Henry Lynch and Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    23 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    A 29-year-old man is lucky to be alive after being brutally stabbed in the neck three times outside his home in Sydney’s northwest.

    Police believe that father-of-one David Sidhom was at home with his family in their new home at The Ponds just after 9pm on Saturday night, when they were disrupted by noise coming from a group of teenagers partying at Ridgeline Park across the road.

    It is understood that Mr Sidhom went outside to tell the group to keep their noise down when he was allegedly attacked by the group.

    He was recovering in hospital in a serious but stable condition on Sunday night.

    Police were told that there were nine teenagers in the group, eight males and a female.

    It is alleged that the group fled the scene in two cars.

    Despite the combined efforts of the dog unit, PolAir and the Police Order and Riot Squad, officers are yet to track down any of the group members and are calling on anyone with information to come forward.

    Neighbours said that teenagers and young adults regularly gather in the park, but this is the first violent act to occur in the area.

  62. Percy Popinjay

    my faithfull little derg

    LOL. He’ll weather the drought, calli.

  63. calli

    It is understood that Mr Sidhom went outside to tell the group to keep their noise down when he was allegedly attacked by the group.

    Hmmmmm

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I note also that Villers-Brittenaux is in the news.

    It’s quite an experience to visit. A Victorian battalion suffered heavy losses there – the school there was destroyed. Victorian schoolchildren contributed money to help rebuild the school. When one of the schools that had sent money was destroyed in the Black Saturday bushfires, the French schoolkids raised money to help rebuild.

  65. Farmer Gez

    Goodbye as I ascend into the Heavens with my message –

    Climate change is real…climate change is real (and the world must slow down and stop with adding CO2).

    I’ll be descending to India early next year to help out some very poor kids who would like the power supply not to drop out every half hour while they’re in school.
    I’ll pass on the message.

  66. calli

    Ee ders not bite, Mayfly.

    But ee iz my derg.

  67. Arky

    I mean, I could have rocked it up to a John Foggerty

    ..
    I accept your offer.
    You have the gig for the final vid.
    A $50 Supercheap auto voucher and a free ride awaits you on your completion of this commission.

  68. calli

    Chuckle.

    Just watched Sir Larry in blackface as the Mahdi. And a very nice Mahdi he was. Except the heads on pikes bit.

  69. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2942382, posted on February 24, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Numbers is likely away trying to dox someone.

    Like he did to Brian of Moorabbin.

    Yes.
    A rolled gold arsehole.

  70. min

    Re Police attack, it seems we have more yooves with underdeveloped prefrontal cortexes.
    But do they ever grow up? Filling in time until The Cry starts, I am watching MAFS . What a bunch of emotionally illiterate people. Contestants have so much baggage no hope for a relationship that will survive.
    What do viewers learn from it?

  71. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just watched Sir Larry in blackface as the Mahdi. And a very nice Mahdi he was. Except the heads on pikes bit.

    There’s a version of “The Merchant of Venice”, starring Sir Larry as Shylock, set in 1890’s London.

  72. stackja

    rowds gather to watch bizarre storm tide surfing on Sunshine Coast
    Peter Hall, The Courier-Mail
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A BIZARRE natural theme park has popped up on the Sunshine Coast due to erosion and the storm surge caused by Cyclone Oma.

    Hundreds of spectators have gathered to watch the “tide riders”, a bold group of surfers and body boarders who have jumped into a raging torrent at the mouth of Tooway Lake at Moffat Beach.

    The unusual spectacle at the mouth of Tooway Lake at Moffat Beach drew quite a crowd.

  73. Geriatric Mayfly

    Ee ders not bite, Mayfly.
    But ee iz my derg.

    Wrong tram Calli. We were on black snakes a long time ago. For your interest, there are no recorded deaths from blacksnake bites on the books. Normally, they are all piss and wind. Black tigers in Tasmania are a different matter, and could be mistaken for the mainland blackie.

  74. Stimpson J. Cat

    Police believe that father-of-one David Sidhom was at home with his family in their new home at The Ponds just after 9pm on Saturday night

    Wait until midnight next time like a normal person.
    It’s not rocket science.

  75. C.L.

    In what is likely to infuriate veterans’ and tour groups, the traditional 5.30am service will no longer take place from this year through the foreseeable future, replaced instead with a simpler ceremony at 10am.

    I think that’s sensible, to be honest.

  76. Top Ender

    Villers-Bretonneux is in the news

    Albert Borella, from the Territory, won his VC just down the road. Attacked a German machinegun position with his platoon, and with the help of a British fighter aircraft, held off a counterattack for several hours.

  77. Percy Popinjay

    Except the heads on pikes bit.

    Regrettable incidents. “The head launched itself onto the pike>”

  78. Percy Popinjay

    Bluddee hell – that single bracket was not meant to be there.

  79. Leigh Lowe

    Wrong tram Calli. We were on black snakes a long time ago. For your interest, there are no recorded deaths from blacksnake bites on the books. 

    I think there may have been an infant killed by a red-bellied black back in the 19th century.
    But, in the age of anti-venene, they are not a dangerous beast at all. Combined with low venom toxicity, they are generally timid and retiring when it comes to human contact.
    Added to that is the fact that they are highly territorial when it comes to other snakes … in short, if you’ve got a red bellied black in your yard, chances are you won’t have a tiger.
    All in all, best left alone.

  80. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2942436, posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Borella, Albert Chalmers (1881–1968)
    by Jean P. Fielding

    This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, (MUP), 1979

    Albert Chalmers Borella (1881-1968), soldier and farmer, was born on 7 August 1881 at Borung, Victoria, son of Louis Borella, farmer, and his wife Annie, née Chalmers, both native-born. His mother died when he was 4 and his father remarried. Educated at Borung and Wychitella state schools, he later farmed in the Borung and Echuca districts; he also served for eighteen months with a volunteer infantry regiment, the Victorian Rangers.

    From April 1910 Borella was employed by the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board, Melbourne. He resigned in January 1913 and took up a pastoral lease, drawn by ballot, on the Daly River, Northern Territory. With the help of Aboriginal boys he built a house and ring-barked and partly fenced his holding before mounting costs forced him to abandon it early in 1915. On 15 March he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force as a private and was posted to ‘B’ Company, 26th Battalion, on 24 May. After training in Egypt his unit landed at Gallipoli on 12 September and Borella, who was promoted corporal later that month, served there until November.

  81. Black Ball

    Thanks Top Ender and stackja

  82. feelthebern

    I rarely watch Chris Kenny, but I caught a bit tonight talking about this ACORN SAT 2 (?) sorry if I got that wrong.
    WTF.
    If the BOM gets away with this shit, ps how are they allowed to DESTROY data, its all over people.
    Why isn’t Greg Hunt doing something about this?
    FMD.

  83. calli

    For those intrigued about my derg, and further to Larry in deep hued tanning lotion, here is another example of Cultural Appropriation.*

    * He could never make The Party today either.

  84. Nick

    Ines on MaFS. What a Canute. So is Sam.

  85. Snoopy

    Wait until midnight next time like a normal person.
    It’s not rocket science.

    Quite so. We had a 21st over the back fence last night. They shut down the sound at 11pm. These young people…..

  86. Mater

    Ines on MaFS. What a Canute.

    Miswired.

  87. feelthebern

    calli, does your derg play pool ?

  88. stackja

    Andrews Government grant to study movement of crashes and near misses at intersections
    KIERAN ROONEY, Transport Reporter, Herald Sun
    February 24, 2019 3:30pm
    Subscriber only

    Lasers and hi-tech cameras will be built into busy intersections in a multimillion-dollar trial to study crashes and pave the way for automated cars in Victoria.

    Tech firm Omni-Aware has been awarded the $2 million funding deal by the Andrews Government’s program to improve road safety and study driverless technology.

    The trial, an Australian first, will include fitting laser sensors and cameras at busy intersections to detect every car, pedestrians and cyclists that passes through.

    Meanwhile ‘Dimitrious Gargasoulas’ and ‘ragdoll’ enter forgottery.

  89. Stimpson J. Cat

    automated cars

    Imagine seriously believing this is going to be a thing.
    In the real world.

    Ha ha ha ha ja ja ha ha ha ja ja ja!!!!!

  90. DrBeauGan

    automated cars

    Imagine seriously believing this is going to be a thing.
    In the real world.

    Ha ha ha ha ja ja ha ha ha ja ja ja!!!!!

    Dunno, Stimpy. My microwave is more intelligent than I am first thing in the morning.

  91. John Constantine

    Robot cars will be a real thing.

    For our oligarchs and their quislings.

    The proles will bike, walk or crawl.

    We already have all the roads our elites need, once the proles are rationed away from them, at gunpoint.

    Comrades.

  92. Nick

    You could always open a can, Bespoke.

  93. Diogenes

    What do viewers learn from it?

    I may not be perfect, but at least I am not that bad !

  94. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dunno, Stimpy. My microwave is more intelligent than I am first thing in the morning.

    Yes but you went all the way to Sri Lanka on a boat just to buy a microwave.
    You are not my first choice for judging intelligence.

    😁

  95. feelthebern

    New to the seat of Wentworth, I’ve been out exploring.
    I only just realised there was a synagogue around the corner.
    They have security there every time I go past.
    Sad that they are forced to do that.

  96. bespoke

    You had me thinking I spelled it wrong, Nick.

  97. Bec

    Hey Harken I assume from your general level of unchecked aggression that you’re a bloke. I’m not much of one to be bothered about mansplaining but we can agree that you provided a textbook example when you wrote that Catallaxy was full of: “…routine misogyny which women like you are too stupid to be upset with”. I note also your reflexive resort to personal abuse of a woman who disagrees with you. Thanks for the tips about who the bad guys are but I’ll take the Catallaxian routine misogyny over your type of feminism any day.

  98. stackja

    feelthebern
    #2942463, posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    And J homes for aged need guards.

  99. bespoke

    You had me thinking I spelled it wrong, Nick. Dam you!

  100. DrBeauGan

    Yes but you went all the way to Sri Lanka on a boat just to buy a microwave.
    You are not my first choice for judging intelligence.

    Lies, lies, all lies. I only went to Singapore by boat. I flew the rest of the way.

    In an aeroplane.

  101. cohenite

    feelthebern

    #2942444, posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    I rarely watch Chris Kenny, but I caught a bit tonight talking about this ACORN SAT 2 (?) sorry if I got that wrong.
    WTF.

    Jennifer Marohasy was there; she and a team of expert statisticians and nerds have scrutinised the BOM temp record. Frankly it is criminal. They cool the past to increase the warming trend and get rid of the modern cool sites and replace them with warmer sites also increasing the trend. At many sites such as Darwin the raw temp data shows slight cooling. After the BoM adjustments in ACORN 2 that has changed to a warming trend of 1.2C.

    From -.09C to 1.2C. All due to adjustments.

    The BoM is protected by bureaucrats like Martin Parkinson and gutless pollies apart from a very few exceptions.

  102. Snoopy

    Muffin Break has been hit with a furious backlash after its general manager complained that entitled millennials were not prepared to work for free to gain experience.

    Natalie Brennan said for about the past decade the number of young people looking to do unpaid work had declined, and blamed social media for giving those currently seeking work an inflated sense of self importance.

    What an idiot. Doesn’t she realise that these kids are getting a job in a government department where their parents work?

  103. Old Lefty

    I think we should take cheer from the Higgins preslection: someone who has had a real job/career, as opposed to a political staffer or lobbyist (or, on the case of the ALP, a white-collar union jack who has never worked on the shop floor).

  104. Tintarella di Luna

    “In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

    Theodore Dalrymple

    Political Correctness the Gateway to the Gulag Archipelago

  105. stackja

    cohenite
    #2942469, posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Temperature data methodologies at the Bureau of Meteorology

    I believe acorn is the nut.

  106. Black Ball

    Yes Tintarella and any dissent against the state was dispensed of. Great times ahead under Tits

  107. DrBeauGan

    I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

    Theodore Dalrymple

    Political Correctness the Gateway to the Gulag Archipelago

    And there’s harken for you, the poor twisted sod. And half the Liberal party. NPC zombies.

  108. Memoryvault

    and gutless pollies apart from a very few exceptions.

    There exceptions in our herd of gutless pollies?
    Tell me more. I’m intrigued to find out just who these “exceptions” are.

  109. Roger

    Political Correctness the Gateway to the Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag is reserved for the few who dissent.

    Most will/do submit for quite understandable but nevertheless venal reasons, i.e. bread on the table.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #2942446, posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Ines on MaFS. What a Canute. So is Sam.

    Mrs L watches it and, therefore, so do I.
    My passing observations are that generally the participants are fed “explosive” lines and encouraged to act up.
    But, yes, that Ines sheila is not acting. She is a genuine bunny boiler.

  111. Nick

    LL. Going by that lot, I fear for our nations’ gene pool.
    You’re right about being a bunny boiler. Imagine her tearfully accusing a partner of sexual assault, an accusation believed without basis.

  112. stackja

    Memoryvault
    #2942478, posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Do you really want to know?

  113. Geriatric Mayfly

    Is the junior senatrix from California ready for prime time? More

    Now there’s a word I must remember. Senatrix Wong, Senatrix Hanson-Youg. That should stir some feminist outrage.

  114. stackja

    Greens want country people helped with climate change!

  115. bespoke

    Ok who has been slipping DrBeauGan estrogen?

  116. Tintarella di Luna

    Political Correctness the Gateway to the Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag is reserved for the few who dissent.

    Most will/do submit for quite understandable but nevertheless venal reasons, i.e. bread on the table.

    Yes of course Roger, your precise observation reminds me of Lord Acton’s speech The History of Freedom in Antiquity in part:

    Liberty, next to religion has been the motive of good deeds and the common pretext of crime, from the sowing of the seed at Athens, 2,460 years ago, until the ripened harvest was gathered by men of our race. It is the delicate fruit of a mature civilization; and scarcely a century has passed since nations, that knew the meaning of the term, resolved to be free. In every age its progress has been beset by its natural enemies, by ignorance and superstition, by lust of conquest and by love of ease, by the strong man’s craving for power, and the poor man’s craving for food. During long intervals it has been utterly arrested, when nations were being rescued from barbarism and from the grasp of strangers, and when the perpetual struggle for existence, depriving men of all interest and understanding in politics, has made them eager to sell their birthright for a pottage, and ignorant of the treasure they resigned.

  117. cohenite

    stackja

    #2942474, posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    cohenite
    #2942469, posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Temperature data methodologies at the Bureau of Meteorology

    I believe acorn is the nut.

    ACORN 1 and 2 builds on the previous defects in the HQ temperature record. There was an audit application made of the HQ network back in 2010. The critique of the HQ network in the audit application applies even more to ACORN 1 & 2. Nothing has happened.

    http://jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/audit/anao-request-audit-bom.pdf

  118. Tintarella di Luna

    Tell me more. I’m intrigued to find out just who these “exceptions” are.

    Two that come to mind: Tony Abbott and Craig Kelly

  119. cohenite

    Tell me more. I’m intrigued to find out just who these “exceptions” are.

    Bernardi.
    Kelly
    Roberts, when he gets back in
    Christensen
    Abbott, maybe

  120. Nick

    Fairfax:

    An officer allegedly had his head smashed into the ground while another was seriously injured when a “pack of animals” attacked the pair during an arrest in St Kilda.

    We therefore know that the perps were Caucasian.

  121. JC

    Tailgunner
    #2942319, posted on February 24, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    JC’s “Beemer accident ” was a total Jussie put-up?!
    Has anyone ever seen them at the same bistro table?
    Anonymous golf shots notwithstanding…

    Beemer accidents.

    Wifey fucked over the side of my car the other day and I banned her from ever driving it. Not that she likes it.

    The next day I banged the wagon into a fence post in the rear. I was in a tight spot and the alarm was sounding like crazy which I ignored.

  122. egg_

    Robot cars will be a real thing.

    For our oligarchs and their quislings.

    The proles will bike, walk or crawl.

    +1

    They’ll make ordinary vehicles prohibitively expensive.

  123. DrBeauGan

    bespoke
    #2942485, posted on February 24, 2019 at 9:04 pm
    Ok who has been slipping DrBeauGan estrogen?

    Have I gone soft? I suppose it’s all relative. My feminine side punches gorillas.

  124. egg_

    They’ll make ordinary vehicles prohibitively expensive.

    The workplace Grunenfuhrer is already speaking of same, Comrade.

  125. JC

    They’ll make ordinary vehicles prohibitively expensive.

    There are too many cars on the road these days and traffic inner city is a bitch. Ban sheilas and you have reduced traffic by 50% for most part of the day. Allow designated times to drop & pickup kids and food shopping.

  126. John Constantine

    Australia is unswervingly committed to removing fifty percent of our cars from the open road by 2030.

  127. egg_

    Greens want country people helped with climate change!

    Hi – I’m Kevin07 from teh Gummint and I’m here to help!

  128. egg_

    Ban sheilas

    Put them in the robot cars, Comrade.

  129. JC

    Put them in the robot cars, Comrade.

    Fair enough.

  130. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #2942463, posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:36 pm
    New to the seat of Wentworth, I’ve been out exploring.
    I only just realised there was a synagogue around the corner.
    They have security there every time I go past.
    Sad that they are forced to do that.”

    Yes, it is sad…..it makes me very angry….our synagogues, our communal buildings, our hospitals, our old people’s homes and yes, even our creches, pre-schools, primary schools and high schools all require round the clock security. I live in Wentworth….last week I went to synagogue for a lunch and as it wasn’t my usual place of worship and I wasn’t a member there, the security guards, who didn’t recognise me, interrogated me. If I am overseas, in France or Germany or Belgian, it is absolutely impossible for a single J*wish person such as myself to try and gain entry to a synagogue.

    Oh and whilst the far right is a problem…and yes, it was the far right which was responsible for Pittsburgh…I will add that the synagogue in Pittsburgh had NO security, most contemporary rabid J*w hatred comes from a certain religious ideology….a religious ideology that inspired a man to murder little J*wish children outside a school in Toulouse.

  131. John Constantine

    Big yarragrad of fifteen millions simply cannot allow proles to own whatever car they want or drive where they want when they want.

    Lady Turnbullites has openly boasted of her intention to strip proles of the freedom to drive unregulated in Sydney.

    Comrades.

  132. bespoke

    And Nick watches MaFS. This place is doomed.

  133. DrBeauGan

    Put them in the robot cars, Comrade.

    Very sound. It’s our job to protect women, not expose them to the stress of reverse parking.

  134. feelthebern

    I’m around the corner from Sephardi, Cassie.

  135. feelthebern

    JC, go take an Audi for a test drive.
    You’ll never look back.

  136. Nick

    Cassie, I hear you. I once had to enter an institution in the Wentworth electorate and was given an ‘interview’ by an ex Mossad agent. What people don’t realize is how much J wish people ‘pay’ daily, in one of the freest countries in the world.

  137. Nick

    And Nick watches MaFS. This place is doomed.

    Ha. Just this once. It was beautiful in its sheer ugliness.

  138. Snoopy

    There are too many cars on the road these days and traffic inner city is a bitch.

    For capital cities, inside a 15 km radius of the CBD – ban ownership of European cars.

    Problem solved.

  139. feelthebern

    Audi R8.
    Enough said.

  140. DrBeauGan

    Oh and whilst the far right is a problem…and yes, it was the far right which was responsible for Pittsburgh…

    Who are the far right, Cassie? I’m damned if I know what it means these days.

  141. JC

    feelthebern
    #2942509, posted on February 24, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    JC, go take an Audi for a test drive.
    You’ll never look back.

    The only one I would ever consider is the R8, but they’ve gayified the front and made it “round”. Looks terrible… It looks like a fucking VW, which is no surprise as they’re going back to their roots. 🙂

  142. feelthebern

    The far right are the racist, statist mob.

  143. Snoopy

    feelthebern
    #2942509, posted on February 24, 2019 at 9:24 pm
    JC, go take an Audi for a test drive.
    You’ll never look back.

    Why not buy a Skoda? It’s an Audi at half the price.

  144. Old Lefty

    Re the gulag etc, James McAuley anticipated beautifully today’s cadre of careerist hack politicians: ‘we are innocent of all convictions/we have no convictions’. Mind you, that won’t stop the Socialist Left -Green-ABC-Fairfax axis from wanting to imprison or liquidate anyone to the right of the far left. As a first step, Christian fascist nutters’ in ACT and Victorian schools will be pilloried in the stocks.

  145. feelthebern

    Option illusion JC.
    I’ve seen a couple around & they look like a dagger, getting ready to stab through traffic.

  146. feelthebern

    Skoda’s are ok.
    But I reckon I’d need to drive it in Alpine conditions to really make a call on them.

  147. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #2942508, posted on February 24, 2019 at 9:23 pm
    I’m around the corner from Sephardi, Cassie.”

    That’s a very nice Shul…..and a very nice area…right near the junction. Most of the Sephardim here in Sydney stem from families who originally came from Iraq, India, Singapore and Burma. You’ll see lots of people on Shabbat and the high holidays walking around. Welcome to Wentworth….we just need to get rid of Phoney Phelps.

  148. Memoryvault

    Bernardi.
    Kelly
    Roberts, when he gets back in
    Christensen
    Abbott, maybe

    Bernardi.
    On the fast track from nowhere to oblivion.

    Kelly
    Liberal Party politician. Represents the Liberal Party.
    Not you. Not me. Not Australia. The Liberal Party.

    Roberts
    Not even a politician. If and when he gets back in it will be as a member of PHON, which exists in a semi-permanent state of self destruction while Hanson big notes herself.

    Christensen
    Liberal Party politician.
    See above for Kelly.

    Abbott.
    You’re kidding, right?
    The man who gave us a “fairness tax” – amongst a lot of other broken promises.

    If this is Cats idea of a “winning team”, we’re well and truly fvcked.

  149. DrBeauGan

    feelthebern
    #2942517, posted on February 24, 2019 at 9:29 pm
    The far right are the racist, statist mob.

    Ah. The greens.

  150. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Newspoll: Boat battle fails to lift polls for Coalition

    Simon Benson
    National Affairs Editor
    0 minutes ago February 24, 2019
    No Comments

    Labor has weathered a political storm over border protection and maintained a six-point lead over the Coalition following a bruising parliamentary fortnight.

    An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows the two party preferred vote remaining unchanged with Labor leading the Coalition 53/47.

    The Coalition’s primary vote of 37 per cent remains unchanged since the beginning of the year with Labor holding on to a two-point lead at 39 per cent.

    The much anticipated poll will come as a shock to Coalition MPs who were expecting an electoral lift on the back of its campaign to portray Labor as going soft on asylum seekers.

    While the headline numbers remained unchanged, with the 2PP not shifting since the start of the year, both the prime minister and opposition leader suffered a hit to their net approval ratings following the combative two weeks over the medivac bill, banks and the HelloWorld travel controversy.

    Those satisfied with Mr Morrison’s performance fell a point to 42 per cent in line with a drop for Mr Shorten to 35 per cent.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  151. JC

    Bern

    There’s almost no point buying a fast expensive car anymore. The only place you can slam down the accelerator these days are the entries points into freeways as they don’t camera entry or exits…. YET. Everywhere else, the letter will be in the mail. This place is a shithole.

    They’re experimenting with no limits on some freeways in the US now like in Germany. You’d lose government in the state that tried that on here.

  152. feelthebern

    No Dr BG.
    The Greens are the far left, statists.
    Otherwise known as communists.

  153. feelthebern

    Agree.
    But Audi’s have nailed the driving experience at the moment.
    Reminds me BMW’s 15-20 years ago.

  154. Tintarella di Luna

    Newspoll — 53/47 no change since the beginning of the year.

  155. MatrixTransform

    I’m damned if I know what it means these days.

    The Left Pole is a crowded place these days

  156. JC

    This is the turtlehead who hung up on me when she was phone canvassing for votes in the state seat, which she lost.

    Paediatrician Katie Allen has won preselection for the blue-ribbon Victorian seat of Higgins, ensuring the Liberal Party has a woman in a key safe seat at the next election as it faces continuing criticism for the lack of female MPs in its federal ranks.

    Both Scott Morrison and outgoing incumbent Kelly O’Dwyer made it clear they wanted a woman preselected in the blue-ribbon seat when the latter announced her retirement from politics last year.

    She’s total clueless bint peddling ruinables.

    Unfuckingreal.

    During the phone call, the boastful bint was explaining to me he father was the former CEO of Woodside and he’s now gone 100% ruinable and totally green. She hung up me when I suggested she should tell her father (from me) to give back every cent of compensation he earned in the oil&gas business. Only then would I not consider him a freaking hypocrite douchebag.

  157. JC

    I have to be reasonable here. I also received a call from a labor functionary representing the Liar Party candidate in the state seat. He actually was a decent dude and engaged compared to the Liberal bint. FMD she’s despicable. She’s basically a green party rep in the liberal party. Watch the stickers go up all over the electorate with her turtlehead pic and Dr Katie Allen plastered everywhere.

  158. DrBeauGan

    feelthebern
    #2942529, posted on February 24, 2019 at 9:40 pm
    No Dr BG.
    The Greens are the far left, statists.
    Otherwise known as communists.

    Do they meet up somewhere around the back? I’m confused. Do the far right racist, statists believe in the divine right of kings? Where does Genghis khan come on this system? He was a trifle authoritarian, but certainly not a racist. Mongols, Europeans, Chinese, he’d kill any of them.

  159. C.L.

    If the BOM gets away with this shit, ps how are they allowed to DESTROY data, its all over people.
    Why isn’t Greg Hunt doing something about this?

    The Greg Hunt who binned the science on vaping? That Greg Hunt?

  160. Memoryvault

    Feelthebern.

    I had a look at your clip.
    Sorry mate, but none of the cars are suitable for Australian conditions.
    You couldn’t fit a tow bar on any of them.

  161. Tintarella di Luna

    Especially for Greens supporters: Comedy Unleased – retweeted by Godfrey Elphwick:

    For those of you who are concerned with the Comedy Unleashed ethos of supporting free-thinking, free speech, and the right to offend, we are introducing new Boycott Tickets. Simply purchase a Boycott Ticket for £4.50, and then don’t turn up.

  162. Muddy

    If there’s a far/extreme right, but no far/extreme left, does the political spectrum now visually look something like a Nike logo?

  163. MatrixTransform

    Boycott Tickets, brilliant!

    the left cant meme

  164. Tintarella di Luna

    Boycott Tickets, brilliant!
    the left cant meme

    the Left is toxic with hate, can’t meme because of hate-fog

  165. Memoryvault

    Mind you, I saw one of these in the flesh last week.
    Nice, sensible four door hatchback family car.
    I wouldn’t say no.

  166. Boambee John

    If the BOM gets away with this shit, ps how are they allowed to DESTROY data, its all over people.
    Why isn’t Greg Hunt doing something about this?

    Des D might know what exceptions exist, but I thought that destruction of Commonwealth records was an offence under the Archives Act.

    Put in an FOI request for some old records, if the refuse on the grounds that the records have been destroyed, threaten them with the Archives Act. Watch the reaction.

  167. JC

    The cop get his head slammed on the concrete, then gets up and tried to avoid an entanglement. He doesn’t appear to be going for his gun at all. No wonder they’re only good for .05 testing in Victoria. Just useless.

    A police officer’s head was repeatedly smashed into concrete in Melbournewhen a group of thugs attacked him and a colleague as they tried to arrest a man over an alleged assault.

    The officers were called to Fitzroy Street at St Kilda about 3am on Sunday after reports of an assault against a “vulnerable” woman.

    While they were attempting to arrest a man they were outnumbered and allegedly attacked by a group.

    Cop’s head slammed in brawl

    “I would describe it as ragdolling him, smashing his head into the concrete roadway,” Superintendent Tony Silva told reporters. “They were behaving like animals. They had that pack mentality,” he said of the attack.

    Despite the officers using pepper spray they were injured and both were taken to the Epworth Hospital.

    One suffered facial injuries and the other will need surgery on his arm, the superintendent said.

    “If they’re going to behave like animals, that means being locked up like an animal, that’s a matter for the justice system,” Supt Silva said. The attack horrified Victoria’s Police Association president.“I’ve seen a lot of things but watching this was one of the most horrific assaults on a police officer I’ve ever seen,” Victorian Police Association president Wayne Gatt said.

    A 26-year-old man is assisting police with their inquiries and they have urged anyone who may have witnessed the alleged assault to come forward.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/police-officers-head-slammed-into-concrete-in-ugly-st-kilda-brawl/news-story/bb883c794d486d6687c615f17f2921c9

    Watch to vid. The cop is just useless.

  168. Arky

    Making sparkling wine from the grapes in the backyard using methode arkynelle.
    Video out soon!

  169. Mark A

    Boambee John
    #2942545, posted on February 24, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Des D might know what exceptions exist, but I thought that destruction of Commonwealth records was an offence under the Archives Act.

    I doubt, that actual records were destroyed, not even the BOM could – would be that callous. In Yes minister style they were filed away, much safer that way.

    ——————————-
    Put in an FOI request for some old records, if the refuse on the grounds that the records have been destroyed, threaten them with the Archives Act. Watch the reaction.

    That would be interesting.

  170. bespoke

    I’m heading out shortly to pick the first block of vintage, Arky. If you need more I can email them to you.

  171. Knuckle Dragger

    Stackja, 7.30pm:

    Yes indeed. In the VicPol I knew the crooks would certainly have been subject to what was known as a ‘bedside remand’.

    If not found immediately, St.Kilda would have been descended on by several dozen six foot uniformed and plain-clothed coppers. Local idiots would then be dragged into back alleys where bits of them would be twisted until the baddies were identified and subsequently tracked down and slotted with extreme prejudice.

    I don’t know whether VicPol are now in the business of employing scrawny, earnest young arts graduates or that they’re too terrified of senior management to take appropriate action in the circumstances.

    Probably a bit of both. Either way, not what the public deserve.

  172. egg_

    An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows the two party preferred vote remaining unchanged with Labor leading the Coalition 53/47.

    As predicted, ScoMo’s apparent dead cat bounce was simply polling noise within the polling margin of error.

    Wipeout!

  173. cohenite

    Paediatrician Katie Allen

    Fair enough head prefect, she’s another doctor’s wife who also happens to be a doctor and has no discernible difference with say the lesbian bint who got into Wentworth after turdball flounced off.

    Now tell me again why our Pauline is so bad compared to these dregs.

  174. Arky

    If you need more I can email them to you.

    ..
    I’m good, as I don’t drink, I’m not sure why I’m doing this. Smells great though:


  175. egg_

    Do they meet up somewhere around the back?

    All extremists are birds of a feather.

  176. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I don’t know whether VicPol are now in the business of employing scrawny, earnest young arts graduates or that they’re too terrified of senior management to take appropriate action in the circumstances.

    Western Australian Minister for Police was on record, in the mid 1980’s, as saying “We can recruit the cream of academia – we wouldn’t see having a degree as being out of place.”

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2942551, posted on February 24, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Way back when, two Perth coppers were bashed by the bouncers at a particularly notorious Perth nightclub.

    The Commissioner was credited with leading the raid that almost closed the place down. …..

  178. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156282426434370&set=a.10150149146444370&type=3&theater

    I don’t understand facebook, but can someone leave a post on that site that John Nicoletti received NO Australian bids on that land, I’d be obliged. I’ve had my dealings with John Nicoletti, thank you.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Peaceable people sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.’ *

    – some bloke with common sense.

    * May or may not also appear in a prominent position in my current workplace.

  180. Memoryvault

    Now tell me again why our Pauline is so bad compared to these dregs.

    She isn’t.
    These days she’s exactly the same.

  181. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    But Audi’s have nailed the driving experience at the moment.

    Love my Q5 sports. Fun to drive and has the capacity to get you out of trouble.
    I’ve finally mastered the SatNav, a fiddling thing – the only drawback.
    Hairy looking to Mercedes for his next car.

    Some good news. Bully from Minos is fixed, lovely golden horns aloft again and his ear on.
    I did it myself with Superglue. That stuff gets everywhere. Superglued my fingers together.
    Made it very difficult to undo the childproof lock on the antidote: a bottle of nail varnish remover.

    And that’s me over and out for a while. Bedroom reeks of amyl acetate.
    I said acetate, dummies. lol.
    Time for bed.

  182. mh

    With a Fed Labor government looming, I think it’s time for a Cat post on all of Labor’s proposed tax changes. Sinc, Marcus, Kates?

    It’s not just changes to franking credit refunds, there is discretionary trust distributions, limits on deductions for costs of managing tax affairs. Like this:

    Under Labor, there will be a claim limit of $3000. Individuals, self-managed superannuation funds, trusts and partnerships will be subject to the cap.

    I expect that change will affect a lot of people.

  183. JC

    cohenite
    #2942553, posted on February 24, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Paediatrician Katie Allen

    Fair enough head prefect, she’s another doctor’s wife who also happens to be a doctor and has no discernible difference with say the lesbian bint who got into Wentworth after turdball flounced off.

    Now tell me again why our Pauline is so bad compared to these dregs.

    I’ve said she was even close to being as bad, Cronkite. Are you just dreaming false comparisons for the sake of it?

  184. Memoryvault

    I did it myself with Superglue

    If it’s porcelain or indeed any fine china, Lizzie, and you superglued the porous unglazed break, it won’t last. This is not a problem if you don’t mind redoing it every six months or so.

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    – some bloke with common sense.

    I always believed the author was George Orwell, but that seems to be hotly disputed.

  186. The Sheriff

    How can any adult woman expect to be taken seriously if she insists on being called Katie? It’s the sort of name you associate with a 5 year old playing with her doll’s house.

  187. Memoryvault

    I expect that change will affect a lot of people.

    Let’s see. Fifteen million voters spread across 150 electorates.
    And how many of them do you think were planning to vote Labor, but will now swing to Liberal because of these investment changes?
    Pretty thin on the ground.

    Truth is, MH, the number of Labor voters it affects probably qualifies as “statistically insignificant”.
    Both major parties work on this principle – it’s not about doing the right thing, or even the sensible thing. It’s solely about harvesting the maximum number of votes in a given electorate.

  188. mh

    Off on a tangent again, memoryvault.

    If this is really is an economics blog as often quoted, then these changes need highlighting regardless of any lack of political costs.

  189. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ita Buttrose in the running to lead the ABC

    Ita Buttrose is believed to be under serious consideration to take over as chair of the ABC.

    The Australian understands the media personality, former magazine editor and 2013 Australian of the Year had emerged as a potential candidate. A decision could be announced as early as this week, with cabinet scheduled to meet tomorrow. All three recommendations from an independent search panel are believed to have been rejected.

    The government remains tight-lipped about the appointee, but has signalled that it was someone “high profile”

    Buttrose, 77, was most recently a panellist on the Network Ten morning program Studio 10, but made her name as a trailblazing editor of Cleo and The Australian Women’s Weekly in the 1970s. The ABC has had an acting chair and managing director since Justin Milne and Michelle Guthrie left last November after a sensational clash.

    Breaking, from the Oz. Ita Buttrose, at 77………

  190. Memoryvault

    Fair enough MH. My apologies.
    Howl at the moon to your heart’s content.
    I’ll try not to interrupt again with anything as inconsequential as “facts”.

    They’ve never been popular here on the Cat anyway.

  191. Oh come on

    I think it will affect a lot of people. Won’t change many votes because they’ll only feel it after it’s implemented. Buyer’s remorse, oh well.

  192. Oh come on

    MV, don’t get too prissy about facts. You have your blindspots in this department, and they’re huge.

  193. Steve trickler

    IndianRoot Pills. For the Liver.

    Great add.



  194. mh

    Maybe Labor’s thinking is that if they cap the amount on tax accountant costs, there will be less people finding out how crap Labor’s changes are.

    Memoryvault? Could I be right?

  195. Memoryvault

    Ita Buttrose is believed to be under serious consideration to take over as chair of the ABC.

    Ita Buttrose was once married to Peter Sawyer.
    Caused me no end of grief in the days of “The Inside News”.

  196. Memoryvault

    Memoryvault? Could I be right?

    Probably MH.
    Mainstream politicians hate people knowing just how badly they are being screwed.

  197. Whalehunt Fun

    Good grief. The ABC needs a genocidal maniac, not some wet liberal cast off whose only claim to fame was once having been owned by Packer Senior.

  198. jo

    Phee Pho Phi Phum, Ita Buttrose counting to four.

  199. Steve trickler

    IndianRoot Pills. For The Liver.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Good grief. The ABC needs a genocidal maniac, not some wet liberal cast off whose only claim to fame was once having been owned by Packer Senior.

    Kittehs of a delicate nature may blush, and turn aside now, but when the Packer board was discussing the foundation of a magazine to deal with women’s matters, and issues, there was some discussion about the new magazine would be called, and how often the magazine would appear….

    Ita Buttrose was supposed to have declared outright that “No magazine, titled “Women’s Monthly” will ever succeed…”

  201. Old School Conservative

    Percy Popinjay
    #2942381, posted on February 24, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    An unusual looking lady who drives a fairly expensive late model Jeep, goes through our recycling bins to collect bottles, just before the garbos do. I don’t know why she bothers.

    The Jeep driver is getting about 40 to 50 containers out of every recycling bin she upends, so that means about $5 per bin. That will quickly mount up.
    The stupid part of the maths is that Our Glad is paying taxpayer money for containers which were already in the recycling system before being “stolen” by the Jeep driver and returned for a payment.

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shorten to hit banks with levy for $640m victims compo fund

    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    32 minutes ago February 25, 2019
    No Comments

    Bill Shorten is set to hit banks and financial institutions with a new levy for a $640 million fund to support victims of misconduct as Labor sharpens its attacks on poor corporate behaviour ahead of the expected May federal election.

    The opposition will today ­announce a “banking fairness fund” to be imposed in addition to the Coalition’s banking levy and be paid by financial institutions among Australia’s top 100 listed companies, with the amount they pay linked to their market capitalisation.

    The pre-election pledge would raise $160m in new taxes a year for four years, hitting not only the big four banks — Commonwealth, NAB, Westpac and ANZ — but also Suncorp Group, Bank of Queensland, and the Bendigo and Adelaide banks. ­Financial institutions AMP and Macquarie Group would also pay

    From the Oz. Whining William says “tax them all. It’s all the big end of town’s fault.”

    If Australians elect any party headed by this pathetic clown , they deserve what they get.

  203. Memoryvault

    If Australians elect any party headed by this pathetic clown , t
    hey deserve what they get.

    And if instead they reelect the current mob, headed by an equally pathetic clown, they will get pretty-much more of the same.

  204. Anyone else catch the segment on Sky News last night about the goat thieves working the countryside to the East of Melbourne?

  205. Memoryvault

    People steal goats?
    In my youth graziers used to pay us to shoot them. In their thousands.

  206. Tom

    Johannes Leak (with the Paywallian’s Media Diary column).

  207. Peter Castieau

    Morning all. Last day in Victoriastan. Figures way down at the caravan show, I’d guess 25%. Hopefully I can trip over a couple more today which might make the trip a bit more worthwhile.

  208. Delta A

    Lester for me today, although I love the way Zanetti draws Shorten and his union thug.

    Thanks, Tom.

  209. bespoke

    How are things going Delta A?

  210. jupes

    AFL Indigenous Summit.

    Scroll down to see an ‘Abo’ making a boomerang using traditional methods.

  211. Delta A

    Up and down, bespoke.

    Pain levels generally under control, but I’m still unable to do much without assistance from my beloved and devoted Best Man.

    Thanks for your concern.

  212. egg_

    Breaking, from the Oz. Ita Buttrose, at 77………

    A ripe old age to rum Aunty.

  213. egg_

    Figures way down at the caravan show, I’d guess 25%.

    Can EVs tow a van?

  214. calli

    Ita’s on TV…again?

    There. I had to say it.

  215. 1735099

    That’s ludicrous. This is not a “centre Right” site, nor even a particularly libertarian one. It’s been taken over by conservatives/culture warriors for whom the one uniting factor is disbelief in climate change, and more recently, nativism on immigration . It is heavily influenced by the wingnut American Rightwing media, which has convinced you with endlessly repeated nonsense arguments which labels anything that would have formerly been centrist right policies (sensible gun control laws, expanded medicare, etc) as the scare monster “socialism”.

    He’s nailed it.

  216. 2dogs

    They’ll make ordinary vehicles prohibitively expensive.

    The insurance on your human driven car will become prohibitively expensive once there are a sufficient number of robot cars on the road.

  217. Cassie of Sydney

    “1735099
    #2942617, posted on February 25, 2019 at 6:54 am
    That’s ludicrous. This is not a “centre Right” site, nor even a particularly libertarian one. It’s been taken over by conservatives/culture warriors for whom the one uniting factor is disbelief in climate change, and more recently, nativism on immigration . It is heavily influenced by the wingnut American Rightwing media, which has convinced you with endlessly repeated nonsense arguments which labels anything that would have formerly been centrist right policies (sensible gun control laws, expanded medicare, etc) as the scare monster “socialism”.

    He’s nailed it.”

    Hey fellow Cats, apparently “expanded medicare” has always been a centrist right policy! Who’d have thought.

    You really are a demented old fool……..have you checked yourself into that home or clinic yet? Go away cretin. You actually stink.

  218. Farmer Gez

    As a farmer, Numbers, I have closely watched the skill of forecasting and long range weather preciction and find it wanting in so many areas of supposed expertise.
    The system is chaotic and I see no evidence to convince me that sufficient knowledge is available or has been accumulated to regard predictions of climate change driven weather as little better than an educated guess.
    An ENSO event still cannot be predicted until mere weeks before it’s onset.
    I’m with Bill Gates, hasten slowly and invest in brilliant young minds to secure a more efficient and reliable power future that doesn’t rely on going back to the past with houses having lighting plants and banks of expensive highly degrading batteries.

  219. Gilas

    Dear Doomlord,

    With Numbers and his reflex troll-responders polluting the last several OTs, my scrolling finger’s got quite sore.
    It might even take some time to recover fully.
    Because of this heinous matter, could you please, pretty please, kindly, consider smote-ing him?
    Thanking you in grateful anticipation.

    Gilas

  220. American Rightwing media.

    Tell us more about the influence.

    I don’t read it, you see, but you must.

    But clearly infinitely worse than being influenced by American leftwing media.

    Anyone that isn’t lockstep with me is brainwashed!

    Besides which, when was the takeover? Seems like most have been here longer than me and I’ve been here since 2013.

    Not surprisingly dumb agreeing with dumber.

    As for man made climate change true believers, how many failed predictions before you feel embarassed?

    It’s an international idiocy championed by the sorts of folks who convinced themselves the emperor had amazing new clothes.

  221. 1735099

    There’s an obvious connection between this and this.
    I doubt it’s coincidence that Morrison is making a climate policy announcement today. He’s looking at internal polling.
    The voters have forgotten about da boats. Scaremongering no longer has traction – refer the recent Victorian state poll.

  222. Bruce of Newcastle

    He’s nailed it.

    To a cross, with a Roman hammer.

    Numbers – When will you get it into your head that the fundamental data shows no global warming has occurred for a couple decades despite a massive increase in atmospheric CO2 in that time?

    As for the other aspects mentioned: gun control in the US is pointless since most of the crimes are committed with illegal firearms. That immediately shows that better policing is required.

    DOJ Study: Gun Control Laws Won’t Work Because Criminals Get Their Guns Illegally (24 Jan)

    Nativism on immigration is a lie since Trump favours legal immigration and intends to clamp down on illegal immigration. The boat issue and the country shoppers on Nauru and Manus are exactly the same issue. Very few Cats are against Christian (legal) refugees being given a haven in Australia.

    As for socialism I notice Maduro has been increasing socialism’s bodycount again over the weekend. Odd how socialists always resort to the guns they hate so much.

  223. Cassie of Sydney

    “Gilas
    #2942622, posted on February 25, 2019 at 7:21 am
    Dear Doomlord,

    With Numbers and his reflex troll-responders polluting the last several OTs, my scrolling finger’s got quite sore.
    It might even take some time to recover fully.
    Because of this heinous matter, could you please, pretty please, kindly, consider smote-ing him?
    Thanking you in grateful anticipation.

    Gilas”

    I”ll second that.

  224. Eyrie

    If Numbers gets ZERO responses he will go away.

  225. Bruce of Newcastle

    There’s an obvious connection between this and this.

    Linking to a Guardian report of a GetUp push-poll is hilarious.

    GetUp Announces Its Polls Are Junk

    GetUp got what it paid for: a rubbish result, based on a misleading question. The bill is not at all limited to “critically ill people”, and another question in this poll sounds suspiciously like more push-polling

    Why is the Left the champion of lies, injustice and illegality?

  226. feelthebern

    Kushner deal the WSJ broker the story (no link, paywalled).

    Kushner sells New York office property (Rector Street) & buys resi in areas leveraged to DC service providers (a lot of mid-level peoples travel from MD & VA to DC every day).
    What’s that tell you about his view on the size of the Federal govt?
    Interesting.

  227. 1735099

    Numbers – When will you get it into your head that the fundamental data shows no global warming has occurred for a couple decades despite a massive increase in atmospheric CO2 in that time?

    Wrong.

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