Monday Forum: February 25, 2019

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  1. Notafan

    Let’s also not forget ZK2A which religion

    is

    very active in the slave trade in Africa.

    Fixed it for you

  2. stackja

    The multi-talented American film prodigy Spike Lee has been successful since the inception of his career. He has amassed a lot of wealth from his acting, producing, and writing career. Spike Lee has a staggering net worth of $40 million.

  3. zyconoclast

    What’s your point, Zyco? Do you now want coincidence to be criminalised?

    No.
    Just sharing.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Let’s also not forget ZK2A which religion

    is

    very active in the slave trade in Africa.

    I don’t have a reference, but, yes, it would be interesting to see how many slaves have been sold in Africa ever since the Southern Confederacy went into involuntary liquidation.

  5. zyconoclast

    previously posted

    High School Transgender Sprinters Win 1st and 2nd Place at Connecticut Girls Indoor Track Championships

    This will only end when women stop being faghags and lovers of freakdom.
    Which means it is not ending anytime soon.

  6. Top Ender

    Jordan Peterson has described the ABC as “tricky” for putting him on a Q&A panel with transgender woman Cate McGregor, but says he’s still looking forward to tonight’s show.

    “It’s so predictable,” Peterson told The Australian. “It was a set-up, an attempted set-up. It’s another reason why mainstream media is failing, and why people are turning to YouTube and other channels.”

    Peterson shot to fame a little over two years ago when he said he would refuse a Canadian government edict to use gender neutral pronouns such as “zie” and “zhe.”

    “That is not how free speech works,” he said.

    But Peterson said he had no problem with calling McGregor by her chosen first name, Cate, and he’ll happily refer to her as “she.”

    Asked whether Cate was, in his view, a woman, he said: “A question like probably that has to be broken down in a variety of ways. It’s context dependent.

    “I don’t believe that transgender women should be competing against women in (elite) sports, for example. I don’t think there is any excuse for that.

    “I can’t even understand why somebody who had undergone gender reassignment surgery would pursue an athletic career of that sort, given the degree of unfairness intrinsic in the competition.

    “So for that purpose, certainly not.

    “For the purposes of casual public discourse, and politeness, it depends on the person. Generally my attitude has been, I treat people as they present themselves but when push comes to shove, there are lines that have be drawn.

    “There is a mixed martial artist who has transitioned from a man to a woman and he is hammering women like mad. Why that is reasonable is absolutely beyond me. I think it’s pure narcissism.”

    More…

  7. Top Ender

    The rest of the article…

    He would address McGregor “however she would like to be addressed. I’m not a great fan of gender neutral pronouns, mostly because their use was mandated by the government, and that was enough for me to refuse to use them, because I’m not going to have my speech mandated by the government, because that’s not how speech works in a Western democracy.

    “But if the dialogue is reasonable, I’ll do whatever seems to be socially appropriate because I can’t see any harm in it.’’

    McGregor — a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon, who served Australia in the armed forces for three decades – told The Australian that the ABC probably expected fireworks when it put the two of them on the panel together.

    “It’s typical and it’s a bit cute,” she said, but she, too, is looking forward to the conversation, “which will hopefully be more than boring identity politics.”

    “I hope most people would accord me the status of being one of the more interesting commentators on a range of issues.

    “I hope the ABC doesn’t do an eminent guest, and a potentially large audience, a disservice by picking only prosaic, mundane culture war topics.

    “I get called ‘he’ and ‘him’ every day, and it hurts, and do I think people should do it? No. Do I think they should be jailed? No.

    “Using inappropriate pronouns deliberately is reprehensible. But I soak the insults up with as much dignity as I can muster. I’ve displayed much less fragility on this issue than the army of free speech zealots.

    “They pile vituperation on me, and I keep my dignity. It is repugnant, and it happens every day online. But the way to deal with it is not to jail people, it’s to pull our shoulders back, and keep your head high, and rely on the generosity of our fellow citizens.

    “I have mostly been treated with respect with regards my transition. I’m not unsympathetic to his (Peterson’s) line on free speech. In all, I’m looking forward to it, and I don’t come to it with any baggage about his writing at all. Much of it replicates my own attempts to find meaning especially in suffering.”

  8. Mark A

    zyconoclast
    #2943068, posted on February 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    What’s your point, Zyco? Do you now want coincidence to be criminalised?

    No.
    Just sharing.

    Maybe so, but your ‘sharing’ mostly revolves around articles, and other news denigrating Trump and the right side of politics in general.

    Coincidence?
    Everything is possible.

  9. stackja

    Four people charged over alleged St Kilda police attack
    Alanah Frost, Tamsin Rose and Josh Fagan, Herald Sun
    4 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    One of the four people accused over a brutal attack on police officers in St Kilda at the weekend has been granted bail.

    Kayla Potts, 25, faced court today charged with allegedly punching a police officer in the head. The mother-of-one is charged alongside her fiancé, brother and another man.

  10. Tom

    Peterson versus the leftard ruling class, including the compulsory transvestite and the fat white communist anarchist whose only good point is that she isn’t a lesbian (Peterson should have a field day pscyhoanalysing that). If I can stay awake, I will make an exception and watch henpecked betamale Snowcone’s attempt on the interruption lotto record. Hopefully, Peterson knows he’s up against a sewer of gotcha merchants. He’s already humiliated better rabbles than this one. Go, you good thing.

  11. DrBeauGan

    BoN, your reluctance to appear in a video is understandable if not forgiveable. But you don’t have to. Arky can do the dialogue, you merely have to write the script. If another person is required, Arky’s apprentice can do it, she’d add considerable value. Besides, most of it would be graphs and images. I think you owe it to the world. And Arky is willing.

  12. Elle

    From your link, Tom.
    Van Badham is an intellectual? 🤣

    Bless Tim Blair, who described her puurfectly – Shouty Guardian Marxist Van Badham

    Not sure I’ll be awake for Q&A either. Will try to be.

    Thanks for the link, Tom.

  13. areff

    Cate tries to maintain her dignity?

    That’s why, after getting one of her mad, unsolicited vituperative notes, I wrote her back with the news that my niece is now my nephew and I have no problem with however she wants to disport herself. But I did suggest that her mouthing off and publicity-whoring does her cause no good.

    Since then, out of the blue and for no reason, she has publicly slagged me as a monster, a fascist and a transphobe, which would come as news to my ex-niece.

    The measure of the woman isn’t that she now sits down to pee. it’s the way she betrayed Tony Abbott, who stood by her. Then she moved her pointless column to fairfax, figured she had better get in good with the mean girls at fairfax and repudiated their friendship in a column that should have made Tony question that misplaced Christian fantasy that there is good in all of us.

    If you happen to bump into her, call her “sweetheart”. The reaction is galvanic.

  14. calli

    I’ve displayed much less fragility on this issue than the army of free speech zealots.

    Seriously?

    Bother. That was in a fragile typeface. I need something more robust.

    Seriously?

  15. OldOzzie

    Tesla Slams Into Tree In Florida, Bursting Into Flames And Killing Driver

    spokesperson for Davie Fire Rescue said that the crash is what caused the Tesla to “burst into flames”.

    Alarmingly, Ty Russell from CBS 4 Miami reported that: “Police say officers tried to save the driver but couldn’t open the door because there was not a handle.”

    Investigators in Davie are looking into a crash involving a Tesla on S Flamingo Road near 10th. Police say officers tried to save the driver but couldn’t open the door because there was not a handle. Car burst into flames. Unclear what led to the single-car crash. @CBSMiami pic.twitter.com/FrbmfOio9r
    — Ty Russell (@TRussellCBS4) February 25, 2019

    Local 10 posted graphic photos of the accident’s aftermath.

  16. Geriatric Mayfly

    Two today already. Anyone else having their internet cut off, only to be saved from the abyss by providing certain information to the caller and one so full of gravitas.

  17. areff

    Elle, Mr Tony Ferguson won’t push it too hard — he only bullies folk like Malcolm Roberts. Big names and those who can fight back he bows before, as evidenced by his kid-glove treatment of Hitchens.

    But watch the audience. All those questions are pre-approved and polished by Q&A producers. They’ll use the stacked audience to put the questions they dare not push themselves.

  18. twostix

    High School Transgender Sprinters Men Dressed Up Like Girls Win 1st and 2nd Place at Connecticut Girls Indoor Track Championships

    This is the real war on women.

    Women will be pushed out of the public space, i.e sports, toilets, dressing rooms, women only gyms, girls only social circles etc, back into the home by sexually deviant men dressed up like women.

    But it doesn’t stop there! These men also want to rob women of the essence of womanhood, that is the female monopoly on fertility, the womb, motherhood.

    Not even the most deranged Dawkins feminist has ever claimed that they could simply strap on a cock and become a man with all the attendant luggage manhood carries.

    No, this war is against girls alone.

    It’s almost old testament.

  19. MatrixTransform

    Tesla Slams Into Tree In Florida, Bursting Into Flames And Killing Driver

    e = I^2.t … its a bastard

  20. calli

    areff got to Cate’s robustness in the face of criticism first, and with a perfect personal anecdote.

    Watch. Peterson will be decent but Cate will push and bait. And then the audience will go in for the kill. Don’t forget, a million drips can wear away a stone. Or lemmings can smother a lion.

    And meanwhile, Snowcone will be doing his sh*teating smugging.

  21. MatrixTransform

    Dawkins … ehem, Dworkin

    do an image search … I dare ya’s

  22. twostix

    Since then, out of the blue and for no reason, she has publicly slagged me as a monster, a fascist and a transphobe, which would come as news to my ex-niece.

    I see you selling your soul worked out well for you.

  23. cohenite

    Peterson versus the leftard ruling class, including the compulsory transvestite and the fat white communist anarchist whose only good point is that she isn’t a lesbian (Peterson should have a field day pscyhoanalysing that).

    McGregor is the most attractive of the women/non-men on that panel; and when I say attractive I am referring to gradations of visually induced nausea.

  24. mh

    Another J*w that hates America

    Director Guy Nattiv At Oscars: ‘Bigotry’ During Holocaust Seen ‘Everywhere Today in America’

    “I moved here five years ago from Israel,” Nattiv said before the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “My grandparents are Holocaust survivors. The bigotry that they experienced in the Holocaust, we see that everywhere today, in America, …

  25. Elle

    But watch the audience. All those questions are pre-approved and polished by Q&A producers. They’ll use the stacked audience to put the questions they dare not push themselves.

    Yup, areff.
    Hence why I predict there will be many interruptions by the incredibly vain host.

    Re the ABC; interesting that Ita Buttrose may be the next Chairman. The little I saw of that morning show she’s on, she expressed some good old non-PC, slightly right of centre views. Will be interesting.

  26. twostix

    “I moved here five years ago from Israel,”

    Go back then?

  27. areff

    The ABCers on Twitter are already in a snit about it. Frankly, unless Ita needs the money, she’d be a mug to take the job.

  28. DrBeauGan
    #2943092, posted on February 25, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Dr BG, Rafe has been doing some good work with videos…

    Why Wind Won’t Work to provide reliable power until we have mass storage.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GZWz998bBM&feature=youtu.be

    Germany Losing World War III! “The War on CO2”What is going wrong with their Green Energy revolution. Briefly. higher cost, less security, next to no CO2 reduction.

  29. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “I moved here five years ago from Israel,”

    Why?

  30. mh

    Go back then?

    Only after he’s made lots more money rubbishing America.

  31. Overburdened

    I only know of social entertainment matters peripherally, however l was drawn to film person Spike Lee’s reported comments at the Hollywood Jerk Circle Extravaganza that is apparently on again.
    If what he is reported to have said is true, then he spent time talking about the bubble he lives in, where black people win an award every ten years and black people have no say in what proceeds to production etc.
    If the quote is correct, he stated that blacks have no say in the industry.
    If it weren’t for his apparent ability to live a flamboyant lifestyle, it would be easy to assume he is exploited.
    This situation does not occur in the real world in such absolute terms, although it does occur. It would have been a difficult task to get a gig working for Death Row Records or a position of influence with Snoop Dog’s posse if you were an outsider.
    This is not to try to polarise the debate in terms of black or white. The same situation applies in tribal groupings (such as Corporations) and on the International stage.
    Bemoaning your situation of the career choice you make (as I have offered to such people in my own field, find something different) is one thing.
    To be so myopic and self centred that you believe it gives you licence to externalise this into the broader debate of civil liberties is a reflection of the character of the bloke.
    That any forum would uncritically host such a lecture against itself without rebuttal tells a lot about that forum.
    In the real world, nobody gives a fuck if they are succeeding in their own life, unless they have a mission to share their own joy of success.
    I hope that the audience that suck up this shit year after year is progressively diminishing.

  32. areff

    I sold nothing, twostix. It was well intentioned advice to a disturbed individual who deserves sympathy more than scorn

  33. Elle

    Bigotry’ During Holocaust Seen ‘Everywhere Today in America

    Really?

    Oh do fuck off, Guy Nattiv! You are a fool.

    It’s like comparing Nauru to a concentration camp.

    No comparison.

  34. Geriatric Mayfly

    Dawkins … ehem, Dworkin

    There are better pics of her than that. Slumped on a lounge barely able to lift her obese mass more than a few centimetres. Renowned for her pronouncement that all intercourse is rape, which Gillard watered down just a little, in her days as a feisty student of the revolution. Private Eye named a bog estate New Dworkin in memory of the crazy cow.

  35. Old Lefty

    Meanwhile, here is the dean who presides over the marxoid ruins of what once was a good faculty of arts and thinks Western civilisation is past its use-by date, giving a view on Jordan Peterson. And they object to the Ramsay project because it is allegedly narrow and partisan!

    Catharine Coleborne Retweeted
    Hannah McCann
    ‏ @binarythis
    Feb 23

    I wrote an explainer on exactly how Jordan Peterson convinces his audiences, and why he is just a smooth-talker with bad politics:

  36. areff

    If sea level rises suddenly, it’s because I’m just about to jump off Altona pier and swim back to a BBQ that should, by that stage, be ashed over just right for a nice rib eye.

    Twostix can apologise later.

  37. DrBeauGan

    Dr BG, Rafe has been doing some good work with videos…

    Yes, he has, Peter, as have others. But I’d still like to see a BoN-Arky production.

    I’ve seen a very nice treatment of milankovic cycles that could be emulated with other quasi-periodic cycles. It would take some ingenuity in the video editing department, but both BoN and Arky are competent individuals.

  38. thefrollickingmole

    All the sane people in the world: At least no-one is stupid enough to defend Jussie Smollet and his fake race hate crime…

    Guradian: Shut up and hold my beer: Jussie Smollett’s story shows how intolerant of ‘victims’ we really are

    It includes such doublethink as this…

    Shriver also told BBC Radio 4 that white men in the UK are on the bottom rung of society, because they are considered to be the most powerful demographic (reader, I can reveal they are).

    Victimhood culture is one of those phenomena, like “political correctness gone mad”, that isn’t a real thing, but has nevertheless been adopted by the right and the left, and made mainstream with little questioning as to why.

    So it doesnt exist, but everyone thinks it does… riiiight….

    ..
    All the Smollett case has done is give people an excuse to default to their comfort zone, to believe that all allegations of homophobia and racism are suspect, probably overblown or made up.

    ..
    The only pattern here is one of people taking advantage of natural sympathetic responses to adversity because they are mendacious or damaged. It’s just rare that they are high-profile celebrities. Smollett is an aberration; victimhood culture is the real hoax.

    RTWT, its “How dare you take my precious away from me, gollum, gollum…..

    Exclusive footage of Nesrine Malik writing this sharticle for publication.

  39. Ubique

    Perth’s temperature at the moment is 35.8C. About 12km away at Swanbourne it’s only 26.4C, thanks to the Fremantle Doctor. That’s a difference of 9.4C in a distance of less than 20 minutes drive.
    And to think that the entire AGW scare is based on 0.7C increase in average temperature in 100 years.

  40. Overburdened

    Topender
    Just read your contribution re that bloke who was in the Army and is now a woman using all the language of victimhood.
    She sounds a lot like Spike Lee and the rest of the team.
    I have a sense that normal (overburdened definition of normal- whatever is the overarching similarity in any group) people are getting jaded with having this shit rammed down their throats.
    Naturally, they won’t have a say on whether it gets dished up to them but, like Mr Lee, they don’t have to stay engaged with it.

  41. Geriatric Mayfly

    When do the Sick Reffos and their entourages start arriving? Has there been a breakdown in communication between the two doctorsand their clients?

  42. Leigh Lowe

    If sea level rises suddenly, it’s because I’m just about to jump off Altona pier and swim back to a BBQ that should, by that stage, be ashed over just right for a nice rib eye.

    Tsunami … minus one.
    Killing and eating farting cow … plus one.
    .
    I am outside the bay, 141 m AMSL, so couldn’t give a rats.

  43. egg_

    Teh Dumb:
    Lefard Economist is excited about ruinables and wants a ‘price on carbon’.

  44. egg_

    Lefard Economist (David Hetherington) is excited about ruinables and wants a ‘price on carbon’.

  45. struth

    No, this war is against girls alone.

    And started by the Marxism that the feminist falls for.

    Basically a war against women by other women.

    Honest question.
    If we’d kept women metaphorically in the kitchen, would any of this be happening?

  46. Tom

    Ski resort operator Vail Resorts is expanding its presence down under with the purchase of two ski fields in Victoria, Australia.

    It will take control of Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Hotham Alpine Resort from Living and Leisure Australia Group (LLA), which is a subsidiary of Merlin Entertainments.

    Vail is paying approximately A$174 million.

    Falls Creek is Victoria’s largest ski resort and is noted as highly suitable for families and first-timers.

    Hotham is the only ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere where the village is sited on the mountain top offering ski-in, ski-out opportunities.

    “We are thrilled to welcome the guests and employees of both Falls Creek and Hotham into the Vail Resorts family and further strengthen our position in Australia, which is one of our most important international markets,” said Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts.

    The deal includes all ski school, rental, reservation and property management operations at both resorts.

    Vail also owns Perisher ski resort which it acquired in 2015.

    The transaction is expected to close ahead of the opening of the Australian snow season in June.

  47. Shy Ted

    Quick, switch over to The Drum. There’s an hour of it now. First episode ever without any crazy lefty glasses. And the whitest Aborigine ever. She’s the robot in the black and white dress reading from an auto cue but the programmers haven’t quite perfect the blinking. She applied the darkening makeup to her face but forgot the arms. New presenter too, Craig Reucassel. Seems he’s not totally unemployable. Apprentice on his autocue so he’s a bit lost for words. And no men on the panel. The closest they could get was Craig and some guy whose blind mother still dresses him.

  48. DrBeauGan

    If I were Peterson, I’d ask “Cate” if he’d had his dick and balls chopped off yet. It’s a fair question of a bloke passing himself off as a chick. If he has, at least it shows he’s serious. If he hasn’t, it suggests some residual sanity.

    Some might think it rather personal, but a bloke masquerading as a chick shouldn’t rely on our good manners to impose on us.

  49. DrBeauGan

    If I were Peterson, I’d ask “Cate” if he’d had his dick and bàlls chopped off yet. It’s a fair question of a bloke passing himself off as a chick. If he has, at least it shows he’s serious. If he hasn’t, it suggests some residual sanity.

    Some might think it rather personal, but a bloke masquerading as a chick shouldn’t rely on our good manners to impose on us.

  50. Overburdened

    Chromosome check will confirm what is already known about all blokes that have the tackle removed.
    I am waiting for a new, more sensitive test that can validate biologically the behaviour.

  51. Elle

    Struth, I love cooking. Would love to be in the kitchen 24/7; however, some blokes don’t earn enough to keep us there. Work, clean, cook, take care of kids and keep hubby happy. In this ‘modern day’ you need us as much as we need you. 😎

  52. Farmer Gez

    Bolt is covering Married At First Sight.
    Leave this anti feminist extravaganza alone you Dutch Dud.
    Neurotic grasping chicks make this show a joy to watch. Feminist posturing exposed and defeated in every episode.

  53. Tom

    Beaugy, I think the best we can hope for is that the mental illness, gender dysphoria, afflicting head cases like Malcolm McGregor gets a mention over the protests of the ABC’s mental illness enablers.

  54. Muddy

    Shy Ted
    #2943147, posted on February 25, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Funny.
    (I don’t do ‘LOL’).

  55. feelthebern

    Is there anything better than a rib-eye on the bone on a BBQ?
    If you had a few fresh prawns first with an ice cold beer that would be Christmas.

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is Shorten unbeatable – as nation’s most disliked leader?Peter van OnselenFollow @vanOnselenP

    25 minutes ago February 25, 2019
    No Comments

    Tomorrow marks the 1000th day in a row that 50 per cent or more of the population has been dissatisfied with Bill Shorten’s performance. That is 241 days longer than Tony Abbott’s worst stretch as opposition leader.

    Today’s Newspoll also chalked up a four-year run of negative net satisfaction ratings for Shorten, a period that covered 81 consecutive polls over nearly 1500 days. Abbott’s longest stretch was just over 1000 days across 65 consecutive polls.

    It seems that we can now conclude that Shorten is the least popular opposition leader in Australian political history, more so even than the deeply unpopular Abbott. Yet for Shorten to fall short of becoming our next PM he would need to lose a seemingly ­unlosable election.

    At one level the unpopular run is a testament to Shorten’s resilience — having lasted as long as he has as Opposition Leader. And to be completely fair to him, Shorten has seen off two prime ministers during that time and looks set to dispatch a third when Scott Morrison faces the voters in May.

    The latest Newspoll also has the Labor Party in front of the ­Coalition 53-47 per cent on the two-party vote, the same advantage it enjoyed two weeks ago.

    But the run of poor personal polls does also highlight a problem for Labor: its leader clearly isn’t popular, and represents a drag on the Labor vote.

    Even if this doesn’t hurt Labor at the next election — with voters having already having made up their collective minds that the ­Coalition government must be punished — it could limit the size of the victory, or reduce the honeymoon it enjoys once in control of the Treasury benches.

    From the Oz. Words fail me, they honestly do.

  57. Elle

    Bolt is covering Married At First Sight.
    Leave this anti feminist extravaganza alone you Dutch Dud.
    Neurotic grasping chicks make this show a joy to watch. Feminist posturing exposed and defeated in every episode.

    Farmer, I am proud to say I have never watched Married At First Sight.

    The brainless leftists at work watch it. They get all worked up over it.
    It sounds like it is edited to pieces. I don’t get why people watch it.
    Please explain.

  58. feelthebern

    I think we need to have a thick skin when it comes to transgender’s.
    They’re pumping their bodies full of hormone cocktails.
    There’s a strong case for them to have a lot of mandatory live-in care post “the change”.

  59. DrBeauGan

    Tom
    #2943159, posted on February 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm
    Beaugy, I think the best we can hope for is that the mental illness, gender dysphoria, afflicting head cases like Malcolm McGregor gets a mention over the protests of the ABC’s mental illness enablers.

    It’s a recognised part of borderline personality disorder, as Peterson would know, Tom. We could hope Peterson mentions it, but I’m not optimistic.

  60. feelthebern

    That said, McGregor should shut the fuck up.

  61. Nick

    I don’t get why anything other than positive fawning is Transphobia. It’s as if any observation or criticism is based on a phobia of them. I wish they would grow up.

  62. Elle

    Neurotic grasping chicks make this show a joy to watch. Feminist posturing exposed and defeated in every episode.

    Ahh. Explained right there.
    Understood, Farmer 🙂
    Still won’t watch it.

    PS. Are the blokes real, solid Aussie blokes? If the leftists at work love it, I doubt it.

  63. struth

    however, some blokes don’t earn enough to keep us there.

    They used to.
    Now ask yourself why they don’t now.

  64. Farmer Gez

    A sociological joy to behold, Elle.
    Empowered ladies falling for rough masculine charms and displaying the combative techniques of Ninjas to keep the roving eyes of other women from their man.
    The facade of feminist solidarity is pulled down with every girl on girl scream fest.
    Raw physical attraction is the winner. “He’s so hot”.
    “I just want a man that has my back”, just as long as he’s hot.
    It’s a riot.

  65. cohenite

    Jennifer Marohasy interviewed by Chris Kenny about BoM’s ACORN 2 temperature record:

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1187746904740255

  66. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why?
    Because it’s a sh$thole compared to America.
    Most countries are.

  67. Shy Ted

    Personally I don’t think ScoMo has anything to worry about despite the latest polls. The LGBTIetc gang will soon remember the Liberals gave them same sex marriage and will vote Liberal on the day. Can’t mention it to their queer peers or pollsters of course but they will.

  68. Infidel Tiger

    I think we need to have a thick skin when it comes to transgender’s.
    They’re pumping their bodies full of hormone cocktails.
    There’s a strong case for them to have a lot of mandatory live-in care post “the change”.

    Hard to believe that pumping yourself full of hormones, hacking off your cock and wearing uncomfortable shoes isn’t the key to happiness.

  69. bespoke

    Wait! what ! Farmer Gez likes Married At First Sight.

  70. Mater

    The brainless leftists at work watch it. They get all worked up over it.
    It sounds like it is edited to pieces. I don’t get why people watch it.
    Please explain.

    We use it to show our boys what not to bring home.

  71. Frank

    Beaugy, I think the best we can hope for is that the mental illness, gender dysphoria, afflicting head cases like Malcolm McGregor gets a mention over the protests of the ABC’s mental illness enablers.

    Maybe. Pretty sure there will be a subset that get the chop for reasons of faddish conformity to the latest trend. Sort of like tatts, but more. It’s not as though there is a recruitment drive on at the moment or anything.

  72. Black Ball

    Well ladies and gentlemen of this fine blog, I am off, in the words of Al Bundy, to dive off Sears Tower head first onto a thumbtack. Watched The Drum for the first time ever. Paul Burke is apparently an economist, said so many times during the segment on ScoMo’s announcement of 2 billion on da climate change. Not once was said economist asked how much renewable energy would cost, except to say it was ‘fun and exciting.’ Hannah McGlade should be charged for whiteface if she identifies as Aboriginal. Make up was trowelled on. And Arky, get in here and describe how you would fix the production of this putrid show. Lighting was a disaster and ex Chaser boy host looked like he woke up from a 3 week bender. FMD.

  73. Infidel Tiger

    A young mother is one of a group of friends accused of punching a policeman from behind in a sickening attack that was caught on video.

    Childcare worker Kayla Potts, 25, and her fiance Jack Houldcroft, both from Melbourne’s south, were charged over the horrific attack on two officers in St Kilda on Sunday morning.

    Footage allegedly showing the couple’s friend Phillip O’Donnell slamming Senior Constable Darren Shepherd’s head into the pavement went viral on Monday.

    Senior police described the shocking video as ‘animalistic’ and the state premier slammed the footage as ‘disgusting’.

    The Melbourne Magistrates Court today heard that Potts, her brother Trent Potts, Houldcroft and O’Donnell had been attending a 30th birthday party in St Kilda when they got into an argument upon leaving the venue.

    A transgender woman intervened in the dispute but Trent Potts allegedly kicked her in the testicles. After she was attacked, police were called, and arrived on the scene just as the group were about to board a taxi.

    There is a helluva lot going on here.

  74. struth

    I also used the word metaphorically.

    You should also be allowed to the Laundry and the shops.
    You need a job, become a Nurse or a secretary.

    Too many women in the work force have halved the relative take home pay of men and caused misery for men and women alike.
    Not to mention the Public Service is mostly filled with women doing made up jobs that men in the private sector have to pay for, eroding the take home pay of men even more, making their wives need to look for work, when , like you, you’d rather stay home and do what comes naturally.
    Nest build.

    But my point being is this.
    Gay Marriage , LGBTIALPHABET crap and raging narcissism and quotas and bad white men, blah blah blah, all this insane noise.
    How much of it would be happening if we even just banned women from parliament?
    Let alone all the other positions to make dumb noise they infiltrate and subvert.

    We never, at any time in History while men were the dominant sex, had this level of insanity prevalent, so unfortunately we must come to the conclusion the experiment has failed.

  75. Elle

    Why?
    Because it’s a sh$thole compared to America.
    Most countries are.

    Have you been to Israel, Stimpson?

  76. Stimpson J. Cat

    I think we need to have a thick skin when it comes to transgender’s

    I think Women need to fight their own battles against the Tyrannies of Trannys.
    They have all but surrendered almost everything they are and have accomplished to mentally ill Men.
    This cowardice must not be rewarded or ignored.
    Until they take a stand I refuse to take either seriously,
    Women or Trannys.
    Sorry Ladies but you need to protect yourselves.

  77. 2dogs

    I’d like to propose that these children be taken to Israel to be adopted by, and raised as, Jews.

    An effective deterrent for their parents’ crimes, and a very humane outcome for the children themselves.

  78. Memoryvault

    Personally I don’t think ScoMo has anything to worry about despite the latest polls. The LGBTIetc gang will soon remember the Liberals gave them same sex marriage and will vote Liberal on the day. Can’t mention it to their queer peers or pollsters of course but they will.

    I’ve read some far-fetched reasons on this blog about why and how the Libs will somehow win the next general election, but Shy Ted, that’s Academy Award level wishful thinking. Congratulations.

  79. Stimpson J. Cat

    Have you been to Israel, Stimpson?

    How is that relevant to my point?
    Is it a better country than America, by any standard you choose?
    Yes or no?
    America didn’t ask for 38 billion in aid from Israel last time I checked.
    Hence, better.

  80. feelthebern

    Lady Gaga did get an Oscar today, for the song.
    She’s got a Golden Globe, an Oscar.
    Just needs a Tony now.
    Will she get a Tony before Hugh Jackman gets an Oscar?
    Who gets the trifecta first would be a good market.

  81. calli

    A transgender woman intervened in the dispute but Trent Potts allegedly kicked her in the testicles. After she was attacked, police were called, and arrived on the scene just as the group were about to board a taxi.

    In a sane world, that para would never find its way to publication.

    And the writer severely pinched. With some Chinese burns for dessert.

  82. Stimpson J. Cat

    A transgender woman intervened in the dispute but Trent Potts allegedly kicked her in the testicles.

    This is epic.

  83. Infidel Tiger

    A transgender woman intervened in the dispute but Trent Potts allegedly kicked her in the testicles.

    This is brilliant writing.

    Subversive and very funny.

  84. struth

    A transgender woman intervened in the dispute but Trent Potts allegedly kicked her in the testicles.

    Sounds like a scene straight out of Benny Hill.

  85. Farmer Gez

    Wait! what ! Farmer Gez likes Married At First Sight.

    Same format as cage fighting. What’s not to like?

  86. mh

    Dr: “Sir…”

    Patient: “It’s ma’am!!!!!”

    Dr: “Ma’am, you have testicular cancer.”

  87. Nelson Kidd-Players

    I wonder if the people tuning in to Q&A because of JP will end up wondering about their contribution to the Commission via their taxes. The ABC’s posturing is unlikely to turn the typical JP fan into an ABC one.

  88. Tom

    Ahh. Explained right there.
    Understood, Farmer 🙂
    Still won’t watch it.

    I’ve never watched an episode either, Elle. But it’s the top-rating show on Australian television. The producers have hit a nerve that resonates with the great unwashed.

    I love the fact that the left doesn’t own Australian culture and never will. The people know better.

  89. Stimpson J. Cat

    We never, at any time in History while men were the dominant sex, had this level of insanity prevalent

    Oh yes we did.
    Nero.
    It did not end well.

  90. Memoryvault

    Hello IT.
    Haven’t seen you around for a few days.
    Good to have your valued input back online.

  91. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Farmer Gez, any parallels between MAFS and what happens in your paddocks?

  92. calli

    Yes. You would have to read it as satire.

    The alternative is too horrid to contemplate.

  93. thefrollickingmole

    Sounds like a scene straight out of Benny Hill.

    Can someone subtitle the camera footage to “yakkety sax”.

    (which could be a euphemism for what was done to the Ma’man in question

  94. Elle

    Farmer, I’m just as bad. Am watching a dancing show. The incredible Courtney Act is fabulous! Have a feeling Karl Stefanovic’s ex will be voted out. Good. When did she become a star.

  95. dover_beach

    ScoMo is currently on 7.30 and explaining that we are meeting our targets to no effect re AGW. Sales responded by asking the question, Doesn’t this mean we need to do more? ScoMo responds to effect that our responsibility is to meet our targets. They are both idiots.

  96. thefrollickingmole

    Because im unlikely to get back online can I have 77 for tonights interuptolooza on Q&A please carpe.

  97. bespoke

    Farmer Gez
    Same format as cage fighting. What’s not to like?

    Just about all the reasons you say its good is why I don’t plus I don’t have as much brain cells to loose.

  98. Dave in Marybrook

    Bern-
    the hardest pillar of the EGOT is the Emmy. It involves stooping to TV, which is hard to do from the lofty Hollywood Hills.
    Mind you, a lot of effort- stacking the membership with POCs, pretending Black Panther had a chance, multiple guest hosts to cope with attrition- has gone into making the Oscars good television.
    Like that’s the raison d’etre for the awards for excellence from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences nowadays- to put on a three hour TV special to make victim groups feel empowered.

  99. MatrixTransform

    because I’m just about to jump off Altona pier

    I just went for a dip at Chelsea , I did notice a slight swell from the north.
    Water was pristine, calm and clear with little fishies everywhere … just fecking awesome

    Just made some pesto with basil from the garden … will be topping that with the last of the cherry tomatoes.

  100. struth

    Nero was insane.

    Half the population of Rome wasn’t, (well that could be argued, but you get my point)

    You surprise me Farmer Gez.
    You must have an excellent sense of Humour to be able to look upon the degenerate and ugly , coarse behaviour of people (and young whores who can’t even apply make up correctly) that will do anything to get five minutes of fame, be amused, and realise you’ve got that much time in your life to do it.
    Some people here still watch channel two, and Q&A, so, I suppose it takes all types.

  101. Tailgunner

    Leonard D Neubache [193]
    Look, I’m not advocating for lynching anyone, but if there’s two white guys in Chicago that absolutely must beat up a black fag, pour bleach on him and leave a noose around his neck, doing it to Smollett right now would be just about the funniest thing that ever happened

    H/t leonard. From Tassie according to him.
    Great stuff.

  102. mh

    Haven’t seen A Star Is Born yet.

    Is it better than The Hangover?

  103. Elle

    Stimpson, I simply asked if you’ve actually been to Israel.
    Israel is not a shit hole, as you describe it.

  104. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2943144, posted on February 25, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Ski resort operator Vail Resorts is expanding its presence down under with the purchase of two ski fields in Victoria, Australia.

    The idiots!
    Don’t they know that by 2017 our children will never see snow?
    No, wait …

  105. calli

    Israel is not a shit hole, as you describe it.

    I loved Israel.

    No sh*t.

  106. JC

    calli
    #2943239, posted on February 25, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Israel is not a shit hole, as you describe it.

    I loved Israel.

    No sh*

    Penciled it in for 2020.

  107. Delta A

    Baldrick
    #2942632, posted on February 25, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Thanks, Baldy. You’re pretty special yourself. 🙂

  108. Mark A

    Elle
    #2943234, posted on February 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Stimpson, I simply asked if you’ve actually been to Israel.
    Israel is not a shit hole, as you describe it.

    Definitely not, although I wasn’t too impressed with Haifa, to be honest.

  109. Dave in Marybrook

    Channel two hasn’t been much chop since it stopped being channel five, struth.
    In reaction to Guy Pearce, Tim Minchin, Rove McManus et al trumpeting the ABC as the only source of Australian voices, there’s a hilarious YouTube clip of a bloke in a pub and a tweed cap calling Seven’s Graham Kennedy a preening poof, Nine’s Darryl Somers a try-hard wanker and Ten’s Waleed Aly an autocue cut-out, and championing Doctor Who, David Attenborough, and Parky.
    Then he lifts his pint of warm brown ale and says, “That’s why I watch the ABC.”
    I thought it might make me famous, but then Peterson went viral and sucked up all the bandwidth.

  110. calli

    Yep, Haifa is pretty ordinary. Then we travelled up to Acre and all was forgiven.

  111. feelthebern

    Peter Greste on Sky rewriting history.

  112. Farmer Gez

    Farmer Gez, any parallels between MAFS and what happens in your paddocks?

    I wouldn’t know.
    I’m not a Kiwi.

  113. Nelson Kidd-Players

    MatrixTransform #2943226, posted on February 25, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I just went for a dip at Chelsea

    Any sign of the jellyfish from earlier in the season, Matrix?

  114. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson, I simply asked if you’ve actually been to Israel.
    Israel is not a shit hole, as you describe it.

    Look I’m sure parts of it are lovely, and some people are lovely, on both sides of the fence.
    But apartheid and checkpoints are not my thing.
    And before you say it’s not apartheid,
    it very clearly is.
    J€wish Nation State Law 1.C.”The right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the J€wish people.
    7.A.A. The state views the development of J€wish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation.”

    Now you can all call me whatever names you like, but this is the reality, enshrined in law.

    And comparing this to America is a joke.

  115. Farmer Gez

    I’ll watch Peterson on Q&A tonight to balance out the MAFS.
    “I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.”

  116. Arky

    But apartheid and checkpoints are not my thing.

    ..
    You say that now, but when we start impaling you mad bald xunts up your arses on fence posts you will also want a country of your own.

  117. Nick

    But apartheid and checkpoints are not my thing.

    The modern Australian Left are far worse eugenecists than apartheid era politicians ever were.

  118. DrBeauGan

    Elle
    #2943234, posted on February 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm
    Stimpson, I simply asked if you’ve actually been to Israel.
    Israel is not a shit hole, as you describe it.

    Much of Tel Aviv looks third world. The people are great, the technology is impressive, I wouldn’t have missed it, but if you just walk just looking at it, some of Israel is pretty scruffy.

  119. Arky

    It is a tricky calculation to ensure the slide down the fence post takes sufficient time.
    Variables such as Stimpson’s weight, friction co-efficient of the post, and ass diameter are critical.

  120. DrBeauGan

    Mind you, parts of new York city look worse than third world.

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    You say that now, but when we start impaling you mad bald xunts up your arses on fence posts you will also want a country of your own.

    Let’s put the engine in the car and get it licensed before we start the Mad Max purge.
    Baby steps.

    😁

  122. Bruce of Newcastle

    And before you say it’s not apartheid, it very clearly is.

    Rubbish. Any Israeli Arab can convert to Judaism.
    No black South African could convert to white South African.

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    I really hope Annie is not reading Macaulay Culkins Twitter right now.
    It is……interesting to say the least.

  124. Stimpson J. Cat

    Rubbish. Any Israeli Arab can convert to Judaism.
    No black South African could convert to white South African.

    Would you consider converting to Islam to earn the right to exercise national self-determination Bruce?
    Let me know.

  125. JC

    Look I’m sure parts of it are lovely, and some people are lovely, on both sides of the fence.
    But apartheid and checkpoints are not my thing.
    And before you say it’s not apartheid,
    it very clearly is.
    J€wish Nation State Law 1.C.”The right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the J€wish people.
    7.A.A. The state views the development of J€wish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation.”

    Now you can all call me whatever names you like, but this is the reality, enshrined in law.

    And comparing this to America is a joke.

    I think there is some latitude here. Israelis don’t really prevent people practicing their religions in Israel and you’re pretty much allowed to do what you want.

    But yes, Israel is the J&*wish state. No biggie.

  126. dover_beach

    Would you consider converting to Islam to earn the right to exercise national self-determination Bruce?

    What is the problem with national self-determination? Must every one of whatever identity be able to achieve it in every polity? No.

  127. DrBeauGan

    And before you say it’s not apartheid, it very clearly is.

    What BoN said. And the Israelis have taken steps to preserve their culture. I wish Australians would.

  128. bespoke

    What is Australian culture, DB?

  129. Roger

    “ScoMo” attempting his habitual walk on both sides of the street on climate change on 7:30.

    It may work in the back rooms of the Liberal Party but it gains no traction in the electorate.

    Lightweight Leigh Sales treats him with the contempt he deserves, concluding with “we’re out of time”.

    Indeed, we are; so depressing.

  130. Mark from Melbourne

    On the basis that what the left accuse you of they have either done or would like to do, this article is frightening…

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/23/opinions/trump-contest-2020-election-loss-geltzer/index.html

  131. vlad

    I was delighted to see Mark Knight cleared by the Press Council.

    I was even more delighted to see Barry Spurr appointed poetry editor of Quadrant. Its status as Australia’s leading poetry magazine will continue without a challenger in sight.

    I was pleased to see Spike Lee honoured by the Academy for the BlackKKlansman screenplay for a film I enjoyed.

    I had a good day at work and a good meal at home, assisted by a scotch to my liking.

    Good night.

  132. Bruce of Newcastle

    Stimpy – A nation can have qualifications for citizenship. We should. The model in Starship Troopers was a good one: veterans only had franchise. That would do for the welfare herd vote. It’s harder to vote yourself money if you have to serve two years in the military first.

    The US has a similar arrangement in sponsoring veterans to college. It’s a great way for African Americans to get a college education which they otherwise might not be able to afford. Also as a result they acquire a work ethic through the services.

    In any case I don’t see how Israeli Arabs suffer from apartheid when they can vote just like other Israelis can. There are a number of Arab parties in the Knesset.

  133. DrBeauGan

    bespoke
    #2943277, posted on February 25, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    What is Australian culture, DB?

    You don’t answer that in a sentence, bespoke, it’s a lot of things. For a sample, most of the open threads give a feeling for it. It definitely includes free speech, free association, freedom of religion. I’d copy some of the US constitution into ours.

    I’d also like a free trade clause. Free beer is going too far.

  134. MatrixTransform

    jellyfish

    nothing at all.
    crystal clear.
    hotties everywhere

  135. Checkpoints at the border? We have those too.

    If there are internal checkpoints from Israeli Arab enclaves, they exist not for mere religionish but because of actual terrorism.

    Apartheid?

    That is rubbish, that is self segregation by some Arabs.

    You could as well claim that Lakemba exists because of Australian apartheid.

  136. Muddy

    Vlad.
    Good to read you had a great day. It can be challenging to feel grateful for what we have.

    BoN.
    That’s a mature reply to Stimpy, without regressing to the name-calling. Well done.

  137. candy

    There is a helluva going on here.

    Just drugs and people who should be in prison.

  138. Nope, they are checkpoints into the west bank for reasons that ought to be very obvious.

    Egypt has checkpoints on their side of the Gaza strip too (for much the same reasons)

    Fancy that.

  139. Stimpson J. Cat

    In any case I don’t see how Israeli Arabs suffer from apartheid when they can vote just like other Israelis can. There are a number of Arab parties in the Knesset.

    What part of the words “unique to the J€wish people” do you fail to understand Bruce?

  140. candy

    From the Oz. Words fail me, they honestly do.

    Seems to me Zulu that summing up in The Australian is spot on.
    Bill Shorten may well win but it will be very close and perhaps minority government. No-one likes him.

    but wages are low and that’s the big problem. Just possibly voters expect BS to raise wages as soon as he wins government and make the cost of living easier.

  141. dover_beach

    What part of the words “unique to the J€wish people” do you fail to understand Bruce?

    How is that apartheid?

  142. egg_

    A transgender woman intervened in the dispute but Trent Potts allegedly kicked her in the testicles.

    Jordan Peterson should have a likewise cage match with Cate McGregor on Q&A.

  143. Cassie of Sydney

    I see Stimpson is musing about his favourite prejudice again…..he just can’t help himself. And with all his talk about “apartheid”….perhaps he can out himself as a supporter of the BDS….after all…birds of a feather flock together.

  144. Fleeced

    “A transgender woman intervened in the dispute but Trent Potts allegedly kicked her in the testicles.”

    Aw, man – it’s worth reading the article just for that line. What a crack-up. The writer of that article is one to watch – that line is innocently subversive in this day and age. It’s like he’s pretending to tow the PC-line and play it straight, but adding little gems for discerning readers sick of New Age bullshit.

  145. Knuckle Dragger

    I see four people have been arrested after giving the tranny and the coppers a kicking in St.Kilda the other night.

    I also see that the tart at least has been given bail, but she’s deleted her FB after receiving a virtual hiding from the public at large. Old mate, who’s just advertised his new plumbing business on FB has also copped it from all sides.

    Turns out the dickheads didn’t get it all their own way – the mole had her forehead opened up by a well-directed Maglite and the aspiring plumbing magnate had his nose broke.

    Maglites. The baton you have when you can’t grab your baton.

  146. bespoke

    DrBeauGan

    But those things have ever been celebrated Australian culture. Ad I was thinking about how is it represented though contemporary entertainment.

  147. Did it occur to you Stimpy that if Israel did not have to spend gazillions on defending herself from attacks from various hostile neighbours including Palestine, Syria and Iran ( just itching to destroy her) she wouldn’t need aid from the US.

    You clearly have an anti Israeli agenda, and completely disregard the constant attacks.

    Imagine, if Australia had to develop technology to deal with almost daily missile attacks from its nearest neighbour.

    And after all the suicide bombers, car and knife terrorism you want us to condemn checkpoints into what is territory controlled by a group with the stated Sim of driving Israel into the sea.

  148. Top Ender

    Evolution at work at an Australian drug festival:

    Revellers spoke of the rampant drug use at the event – and there willingness to take them despite a spate of overdoses in recent months.

    ‘Look at the crowd. You only need one look to see almost everyone is on something in there,’ one said.

  149. Arky

    Have not watched free to air really for years.
    Now watching media watch.
    Hasn’t changed, same old junk.
    The old media really hasn’t risen to the online challenge at all has it?
    They are going to die unloved, unlamented.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    How is that apartheid?

    It means separateness.
    Is there separateness in Israel Dover?

  151. Cassie of Sydney

    “Notafan
    #2943316, posted on February 25, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    You clearly have an anti Israeli agenda, and completely disregard the constant attacks.

    “anti-Israel”…that’s being polite. I know what he’s on about. Stimpson has history.

  152. Cassie of Sydney

    “Stimpson J. Cat
    #2943329, posted on February 25, 2019 at 9:29 pm
    How is that apartheid?

    It means separateness.
    Is there separateness in Israel Dover?”

    You are pathetic….your anti-Semitism is toxic.

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    What part of the words “unique to the J€wish people” do you fail to understand Bruce?

    Stimpy – Any Israeli Arab can be a J€wish person if they want. I already said that. Apart from that they can work and vote. There are plenty people in Australia who can work but not vote, because they haven’t chosen to become citizens. Is Australia an apartheid state because of that?

    I remind you I am ambivalent about J€wish people because they are on the road to hell just like muslims. My recommendation to J€wish people is they carefully read Luke 16:19-31 and Luke 20:9-19, then Isaiah 53 which is in the Torah.

  154. candy

    Look at the crowd. You only need one look to see almost everyone is on something in there,’ one said.

    If there were no drugs, the festivals would not exist. It’s a drug taking event with music on the side. A gold mine for drug dealers.

  155. Elle

    You are pathetic….your anti-Semitism is toxic.

    Agreed, Cassie.
    Stimpson gets away with it here because of his claim to be mentally ill.
    A defense used by the left to excuse Muslim terrorists.

    Classic.

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    Did it occur to you Stimpy that if Israel did not have to spend gazillions on defending herself from attacks from various hostile neighbours including Palestine, Syria and Iran ( just itching to destroy her) she wouldn’t need aid from the US.

    How is this anyone else’s problem?
    If I buy a house in a sh$t neighborhood that was always a sh$t neighborhood, and I know exactly what I am getting into, everyone else has to pay for it?
    Please explain.

  157. bespoke

    I cant see any of the that explaining why (you think) J€wish people are on the road to hell, BON

  158. EvilElvis

    It’s a riot.

    I’m with you, Farmer Gez! Ignore the naysayers, they’ll never get it.

    Now, am I the only person who had Mike pegged as a slimy dog from the get go?…

  159. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ladies please.
    More logic and rhetoric, less name calling.
    It’s not that sort of blog.

  160. bespoke

    Stimp

    Do you think we should cut all strategic agreements?

  161. Eyrie

    Heeeelp! please
    I have some avi format video files I need to edit and put clips from them together.
    Anyone know of a good Windows video editor? Free or reasonably priced. I’ve sunk into a morass of “free” stuff that has severe limitations or Micro$hit that doesn’t work on that format.

  162. Top Ender

    The US has a similar arrangement in sponsoring veterans to college. It’s a great way for African Americans to get a college education which they otherwise might not be able to afford.

    Spent a few hours in a military transport in the Middle East on deployment, sitting next to a very black master sergeant in his 50s.

    He was from the southern USA, and reckoned the US Army was the best thing that ever happened to him. One brother who he’d left behind in his old town was dead, shot down by a store owner in the midst of a robbery. Another had served much jail time.

    Here was old mate, owned his own house, had another as an investment, and his two kids had both passed college and were well employed and married. It was his last month in the service, and he reckoned fantastic.

  163. Zyconoclast

    Peter Greste on Sky rewriting history.

    Why isn’t he still in an Egyptian jail?

  164. mh

    Without Stimpy’s earlier comment I would never have known that Jussie Smollet’s father was J*wish.

    From wiki:

    His mother is African-American and his father was J*wish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland). He has said that his father would have “killed you if you called him white.”

    Thanks for the heads up, Stimpy!

  165. Stimpson J. Cat

    Do you think we should cut all strategic agreements?

    Well that all depends on how they benefit us, if indeed they actually do at all.
    Australia First.

  166. Stimpson J. Cat

    Any Israeli Arab can be a J€wish person if they want. I already said that.

    This is an extraordinarily cavalier perspective on the potential changing of an individual’s entire religious belief system Bruce.
    As a devout Christian I would expect better from you.

  167. Elle

    Jumping back here from the Q&A thread.
    Areff! You just got a mention by Catherine Mcgregor.

  168. struth

    What is Australian culture, DB?

    The English Language.
    The rule of Law, and all that comes with our cultural history from The Mother country.
    I severe distaste of “bludgers”
    Live and let live (not necessarily always a good characteristic)
    The decency Australian men show toward women, only found in western countries.
    Strong belief in Families.
    Whether people believe they are Christian or not , this country was founded on Christianity, and those not calling themselves religious still hold Christian values.
    So, yes, it’s a Christian Country.
    Until recently, a very straightforward speaking culture able to decimate and cut to the core of an issue, with very plain speaking.
    Men who invoked fear in their opposition on the battlefield, top fighting men, that fought wars for righteousness and freedom.
    Until recently, a culture that for such a small population excelled in inventiveness, music, exploration and world firsts in aviation and medicine, and top sportsmen and women and Olympics athletes.
    A self deprecating sense of humour.

    Some of these things are of course , lost forever, but, for the first couple of Hundred years, just the very best culture the world had ever seen.

  169. Mark A

    Turned on the stupid teev, first time in yonks and no channel 2, 9 good, 7 watchable, 10 broken into pixels.

    Since we got home I’ve done nothing but maintenance, sheesh!

    Can’t wait to go back to work.

  170. Leigh Lowe

    Turned on the stupid teev, first time in yonks and no channel 2, 9 good, 7 watchable, 10 broken into pixels.

    If you can get all four of them into crackling pixel mode that is a win.

  171. Muddy

    struth
    #2943525, posted on February 25, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    One culture, many strands; but yes, from an Anglo foundation.
    A fair whack of that is gone now: denigrated, lied about, pissed on; mostly by those from within.
    Insurgents all. Not warriors, who take risks, but filthy cowards who snipe from protection.
    Requiescat in Pace.

  172. Arky

    What is Australian culture?

    ..
    Non- stop chirping.

  173. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Arky winds the chaps, then. We await the next video.

  174. Arky

    Commodores, gravy on chips, chirping, buggery and dobbing.
    That covers about 80% of it.

  175. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    24m
    Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!

  176. struth

    Good Lord, because of Peterson I turned on Q&A.

    Bloody hell.
    That’s the Van Badham you guys talk about.
    What a vicious little piece of shit.
    Well, not that little.
    Brick would have gone through screen.
    Life too short.

    Just liars when put on the spot.

    They attack using collectivism.
    And defend by using “no I don’t think that” individualism.

  177. Steve trickler

    For those who may have missed it. Top notch film making here. His wife is behind the camera.

    You’re about to go down 125 metres. No oxygen tank.



  178. bespoke

    Stimpson J. Cat
    Well that all depends on how they benefit us, if indeed they actually do at all.
    Australia First.

    Since we both have comparatively small populations to others and have similar democratic and legal traditions I think is a good reason to have close ties.

  179. Dave in Marybrook

    Love The Donald, mh.
    Just like his inauguration speech- in contrast to Obama’s blizzard of I’s- he never says “me” because “you” is a much more powerful communicator.
    your President“… love it.
    Plus, it must drive the Not My President mob to tears.

  180. Leigh Lowe

    I know the Jussie Smollet thing is hilarious in it’s ineptitude, and has most of us asking “WTF was he thinking?
    This guy gives some insights.

  181. bespoke

    You left out irreverence, struth.

  182. mh

    The ABC 7:30 show interviewed Spike Lee when the Klansman movie came out.

    Orange Man Bad, nothing of substance.

  183. Stimpson J. Cat

    Since we both have comparatively small populations to others and have similar democratic and legal traditions I think is a good reason to have close ties.

    Look, Israel will apparently have a cure for cancer in 11 months.
    Everything will change then hopefully.

  184. bespoke

    Leigh Lowe

    Don lemon was in rare form but doesn’t excuse his roll in it.

  185. zyconoclast

    No denying weather presenter Bunn is subtly selling climate change

    For the past nine months, Channel Seven’s Melbourne weather presenter Jane Bunn has been inserting a subtle message into her nightly bulletins.

    She never uses the words “climate change” but instead gently introduces the TV audience to the idea that the world is warming up.

    Bunn … has been working with Climate Communicators, a program being run by Monash University’s Climate Change Communication Research Hub, who supply the presenters with graphics and info they can use if they wish.

    Bunn and the ABC’s Paul Higgins are the first weather presenters to sign up for the pilot Australian program.

    Weather presenters Jane Bunn and Paul Higgins have been using charts supplied by Monash University’s Climate Change Communication Research Hub

  186. Leigh Lowe

    bespoke

    #2943603, posted on February 25, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Leigh Lowe

    Don lemon was in rare form but doesn’t excuse his roll in it.

    Don Lemon desperately wanted to jump in and defend “Jusse Christ” (gold), but the Perfesser was taking him to the cleaners and he didn’t know where to start.
    A masterclass in not taking shit.

  187. Memoryvault

    Slow night on the Cat, I see.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Diffrent Perfesser.
    Check vid I posted.

  189. zyconoclast

    No comments about the industrial scale grooming and [email protected] of British girls by the pervasive alien culture?

    Earlier on Saturday, the [CoE] synod called on the government to take action on advertising by the gambling industry, and impose a levy on it to pay for research and treatment.

    Children were being groomed by pervasive advertising “relentlessly promoting” gambling, said Alan Smith, the bishop of St Albans. He accused gambling firms of “nationalising the costs of their industry while privatising the profits”.

    The synod also agreed the church should lobby for and make land available for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities who face institutional racism.

  190. Bruce in WA

    Apropos nothing …

    Spent a couple of days reloading for the .223. 55-grain Superoos with 2206H using a comparator to sit them just off the lands.

    Out to the range Thursday to see if my efforts were in vain.

    PS: ADVERT … if anyone from WA wants any vermin shot, ask the Doomlord for an email. Old fart (and brother) … me, qualified RO, accredited Cwlth shooting coach, him, RAAF-trained, both have passed the Farmer Assist shooting test … both too old to cause any shit 🙂 Just like taking out rabbits, foxes, dogs, (small) pigs (only have .223), feral cats, goats …

    Never know if you don’t try … 😀

  191. zyconoclast

    Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

    After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself

  192. Stimpson J. Cat

    George Papadopoulos
    @GeorgePapa19
    There was never any collusion. The truth about the 2016 election and the forces around it are stranger than fiction. The real, and untold, story is just now emerging. Officials in London, Sydney and Rome are all rushing to get out in front of what is coming.
    8:57 PM · Feb 24, 2019

  193. Tintarella di Luna

    I know the Jussie Smollet thing is hilarious in it’s ineptitude, and has most of us asking “WTF was he thinking?
    This guy gives some insights

    . Thanks Leigh Lowe that was such an interesting interview what an articulate man is Professor John McWhorter and he’s certainly belled the cat.

  194. Steve trickler

    Skip to 11:00.

    A great [email protected] session.



  195. Tintarella di Luna

    if anyone from WA wants any vermin shot,

    . can you help with vermin NSW too — there are 135 rats in Macquarie Street which need exterminating – take your time, the NSW state election may be near at hand but the numbers won’t change and neither with the verminosity.

  196. 2dogs

    Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

    Sinc bans so many words on this site. Why won’t he also ban links to Guardian articles?

  197. Bruce in WA

    . can you help with vermin NSW too — there are 135 rats in Macquarie Street which need exterminating – take your time, the NSW state election may be near at hand but the numbers won’t change and neither with the verminosity.

    You are awful … but I like you! 😀

  198. Fat Tony

    zyconoclast
    #2943624, posted on February 26, 2019 at 12:09 am
    Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

    After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself

    These fuckwits realise there are only a limited number of caves to live in around the world??
    No concrete, no coal, no steel, no electricity – going to be a fun future.

  199. zyconoclast

    Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

    Sinc bans so many words on this site. Why won’t he also ban links to Guardian articles?

    I read them so you don’t have to.

  200. Fat Tony

    Could someone please explain to me why any criticism or questioning of [email protected] is immediately labelled as “Anti-semitic” on this site by the usual people?

    Would it not be better to have open discussions – ie generate light not heat?

    I have never seen Stimpy wanting to deport all the Joos or call for any “solutions”, whereas Birdie today did just that. And was smitten accordingly.

  201. Leigh Lowe

    After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself

    Well, yeah, if your fucking head is full of the stuff, that can happen.

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    From days of old, and days gone by….

  203. Bruce in WA

    They were on some good shit back in the 70s.

  204. 2dogs

    Seriously, the only reason the Guardian gets any eyeballs is because the lefties at Google plug it. It has absolutely no real prominence. It is 19th in the UK, and only gets there because the BBC buys half its circulation. Guardian Australia is even further down the ranking. It seriously doesn’t deserve any of the oxygen it gets.

  205. 2dogs

    Could someone please explain to me why any criticism or questioning of [email protected] is immediately labelled as “Anti-semitic” on this site by the usual people?

    If you take a position concerning Israel, and you have the exact same position on any other nation that acts the same, then, no, you are not anti-semitic.

    But if you single Israel out for criticism, it alone among all countries that act that way, then, yes, you are anti-semitic.

  206. Bruce in WA

    We thought it “cutting edge” at the time, but how innocent now?

    (PS: She was absolutely f***ing gorgeous!)

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ZK2A … good stuff

    I discovered alcohol, to the tune of this song, at a high school ball, in Geraldton, in the (very) early 1970’s. Soon afterwards, it was suggested that my career may lay in other then the fields of academia….

  208. Bruce in WA

    I discovered alcohol, to the tune of this song, at a high school ball, in Geraldton, in the (very) early 1970’s. Soon afterwards, it was suggested that my career may lay in other then the fields of academia….

    😀 😀

  209. Nob

    Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

    Anti-Italian bigotry!

  210. Nob

    War on concrete.
    War on Plastic.
    War on Coal.
    War on Cotton.
    War on Oil.

    We have always been at war with Eurasia.

  211. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Saw them on stage at a Sydney pub, years ago. Eric Burdon, belting out “Sky Pilot”, in front of am audience of mostly pissed young servicemen, who had just seen what it was all about….

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I was at a boarding hostel, going to high school, in Geraldton, in the early 1970,s with a certain Ernie Dingo. All his boarding fees, school books, school uniforms and pocket money were meant by the European taxpayer……Mine were not, and my father literally nearly worked himself into his grave to pay for his children’s educations .. there’s a difference here, and I’m struggling to understand the difference…

  213. None

    gosh that Australian ( with the thick South Sfriv
    Can accent) who rang Jesse Lee was thick. no racism in Australia.? You can only migrate here if you are white? He’s probably a neo nazi as well.

  214. Mater

    Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

    After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself

    Well, the Guardian does seem to conveniently overlook the 800-900 tonnes of reinforced concrete providing the foundation of each and every wind turbine, and the footings for each and every new transmission tower required to service them.

    Perhaps a centralised, more energy dense generation source might be more friendly to the environment? To make best use of the transmission infrastructure already in place, perhaps we could put it somewhere like the Latrobe Valley?

  215. calli

    In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the global building industry will have poured more than 19,000 bathtubs of concrete. By the time you are halfway through this article, the volume would fill the Albert Hall and spill out into Hyde Park. In a day it would be almost the size of China’s Three Gorges Dam. In a single year, there is enough to patio over every hill, dale, nook and cranny in England.

    Wonderful isn’t it?

    I’ve done my level best. Time for others to take up the baton. 🤣

  216. Tintarella di Luna

    Does China know?

  217. stackja

    Lucky Lady II

    Less than one year later, the Lucky Lady II, a B-50A (serial number 46-010) and a crew of fourteen commanded by Captain James Gallagher, completed the first nonstop round-the-world flight–23,452 miles–in 94 hours and 1 minute. The flight originated from Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, on 26 February and landed at the same location to complete its flight on 2 March 1949. The 43rd Air Refueling Squadron supplied four pairs of KB-29M tankers to refuel the aircraft four times while in flight through a technique developed initially by the British. The fuel delivery aircraft (KB-29M) would fly above and forward of the receiver aircraft (B-50A), and the crew would unreel a long refueling hose. The crew of the receiving aircraft would extend an apparatus from the rear of the aircraft designed to snag the trailing hose. Once the crew captured the fuel hose, they connected it to the refueling manifold, completed the transfer, and released the hose for recovery by the tanker crew. For this outstanding flight, the Lucky Lady II crew received numerous awards and decorations. Foremost among these recognitions were the award of the Mackay Trophy, given annually by the National Aeronautic Association for the outstanding flight of the year, and the Air Age Trophy, an Air Force Association award, given each year in recognition of significant contributions to the public understanding of the air age. The Air Age Trophy was later renamed the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Trophy in honor of the second USAF Chief of Staff. The success of the mission of the Lucky Lady II demonstrated even more rapid flight capability, supported by the fledgling ability to refuel in flight, and the ability to project global power through the USAF’s Strategic Air Command.

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    Henry Payne today: a fine double!

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