Q&A Forum: February 25, 2019

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306 Responses to Q&A Forum: February 25, 2019

  1. Infidel Tiger

    A pity we can’t have anything intelligent on TV in this day and age.

    If they had Van Badham wrestling a crocodile in a muddy waterhole I would watch that too.

  2. None

    Well done Cats. I enjoyed reading this thread. Saves me from throwing things at a screen. Mac Gregor is a snake. He will bat for whoever he thinks is winning or can give him a leg up and then stab them in the back. The only Christian on that room by the was was JP.

  3. 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.

  4. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Gee, IT. I caught a re-run of Crocodile Dundeethe other night on the box.

    The merging of that image you posed, above, with a key scene from the movie is not pleasant.

  5. min

    As predicted, Jordan Peterson out played them . Hope Van Badham now goes to Professor Stephen Hicks lecture on Marxism and postmodernism . Really a Catholic Marxist ?bet she believes in Cumbuya. I now often quote the new word found here , Canoebuya, that is not everyone is in the same boat.

  6. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Canoebuya, that is not everyone is in the same boat.

    Calling Muddy…

  7. Tintarella di Luna

    Jordan Peterson was masterly, Cate McGregor was OK with the benefit of age, not gender fluidity, Ms Banham thinks volume = intelligence, Ms Butler added little meat to the discuss except tripe and appeared to be on tranquillisers and Alex Hawke was a typical politician, Snowcone was not a good host and intellectually outplayed.

  8. OMFG, Van Badham waffles on about her faith sustaining her.
    You couldn’t make up this stuff.

  9. Jimf

    I haven’t watched this pseudo smart-arse flog-fest show for years.Tonight I relented .Aside from watching Peterson give a master class on intellect,what stood out for me is the flawed format.
    Too many guests trying too hard to impress in catchphrases/playing to type against the clock.They need less guests, more quality, deeper insights.
    It’s just not that interesting listening to ppl who are neither entertaining or capable
    of sharing something clever or original.
    Maybe a fortnightly frequency until they find enough talent? I’d like to have heard JP speak for most of it. Hawke & Butler played to script, (tho got to say for someone with a rep as a savvy backroom player,Alex seems to be a few gears short of a 10-speed).The blow-hard MacGregor was more interesting (when coherent).
    Q&A, for all it’s wanna-be pretension,is a pretty bland affair.

  10. Overburdened

    Duncan’s 10:05 yep. The previous army bloke has depth and intellect. He is also a dick. Or ex-dick. I don’t know.
    Hats off to all posters.
    The wash up from the first QA I have seen-
    McGregor is a man deserving respect for his experience, intellect, resilience and commitment.
    Dr Peterson is a man with a powerful intellect and experience, and had the courage as a person to step forward.
    Dr Peterson’s remarks re his faith in God came from deep study, and showed the proclaimers for what they are.
    Butler is a fuckwit. Shallow as a piss puddle.
    Jones is one of the worst kinds of fuckwit.
    Hawke was like the cat that ate the canary. I noted he didn’t join in the group clapping at the end. No one made a joke about him and Bob’s name.
    Badham needs 2 weeks in the Overburdened Behavioural Modification Program.
    It all seemed to be embarrassing when anyone other than Dr Peterson and surprisingly McGregor attempted to apply any rigour to any of the questions. Poor old Kath seemed to wander off into soliloquy. Sad really.

  11. Entropy

    Why didn’t someone ask Terri Butler if she was preselected on her abilities, or because she benefited from a quota?

  12. Terri Butler has learned to be quiet, she’ll never forget her first Q&A appearance.

  13. Overburdened

    Ha looked at news.com.au’s take on the program. The by line is about a controversial personality.
    Clearly, Platonic debate is beyond their ken.

  14. Overburdened

    Apparently it was a move that outraged ABC viewers.

  15. a reader

    It’s probably UnChristian of me to do so but I’m looking at Van Badham bang on about her religious beliefs yet this is a women who engages in the most vile abuse. She seemingly has no concept of Christian charity, work ethic, morals or manners.

  16. FMD, their ALPBC brought out Milo Yiannopolous for a stupid & ill-planned personal “gotcha” on Jordan Peterson.
    Good to see it went tits up.

  17. Overburdened

    It’s what is known as splitting.

  18. The Beer Whisperer

    Great to see Rex on here earlier. He did some fabulous investigative stuff on Twitter before he became a threat and got banned. The quoverdun site is quite good too.

    You can fix me up later, Rex 😉

  19. a reader

    I don’t think Alex Hawke was that bad. I know he was trying to keep his powder dry with an election around the corner but he wouldn’t take shit from Van Badham. Gets marks in my books.

    As for JP it was a cruel injustice that he was shut down after each one of Snowcone’s Time/Genderfluid minutes. Terry Butler was a rambling fool and that JP took no crap from her was brilliant. I loved that he shut down her snide remarks. It takes a man confident in his speech to do that. Hats off to the Canadian

  20. Overburdened

    People such as Dr Peterson understand the concept of unconditional good regard to others. IMO he showed great forebearance. I got the vibe that he was under some stress not to give Butler both barrels.
    Hawke played a straight bat and only let himself down when he tried to get on message, as it’s called.
    Banham shows many signs of Dunning Kruger Effect.
    I would recommend the now discredited Mitchell Method to help the group make sense of their experience.

  21. faceache

    Re Badham. A Marxist and a Catholic. Good grief. I wonder what she thought of Saint John Paul 11. Or if she has ever read Rerum Novarum.

  22. Tom

    Terrible viewing.

    Thanks Dover.

    I slept through it, but, as usual, the Q&A thread tells me everything I want to know. Tinta nails it:

    Jordan Peterson was masterly, Cate McGregor was OK with the benefit of age, not gender fluidity, Ms Banham thinks volume = intelligence, Ms Butler added little meat to the discuss except tripe and appeared to be on tranquillisers and Alex Hawke was a typical politician, Snowcone was not a good host and intellectually outplayed.

    To which I would add: giving such a platform to a narcissist airhead like Vanessa Badham as a distraction from the stuff Peterson is concerned with perfectly expresses the infantilisation of Australia’s public discourse by the ABC.

  23. egg_

    Terri Butler has learned to be quiet, she’ll never forget her first Q&A appearance.

    Reality and defamation bites outside the Canberra bubble, eh?
    Hence, Plibber’s horse tranquilisers methinks.

  24. egg_

    FMD, their ALPBC brought out Milo Yiannopolous for a stupid & ill-planned personal “gotcha” on Jordan Peterson.

    Snowcone’s Queers and @rseholes sideshow act isn’t complete without an angry fag bitching, Comrade.

  25. 1735099

    Good to see some cliche questioning – “toxic masculinity” – Andrew Hawke
    “Identity politics” – Cate McGregor

  26. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thanks to Cats who could watch. I can’t watch the ABC as I would not then have a television set due to throwing things at it too often.

    Top three articles at the Oz (paywalled) are on the JP show and top one on news dot com:

    Q&A with ABC’s ‘set-up’ panel

    Jones inadvertently exploded lefty heads with the Milo invite: ‘How dare you have both those knuckle dragging righties on the holy ABC? Wah!’

  27. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oh and I expect Van Badham will get a job as a bricklayer because of equalidy.
    That or learn to code.

  28. jock

    Just an adide but i thought petersen looked quite tired. And i mean physically.

    Other than that he was great. My thoughts on the others? Does it matter? Hawke who was kust as facile as Butler, was correct when he pointed out that bad ham couldnt be a vatholic and a marxist. And butler having a deep and meaning ful with her 6 year old about climate. Yes i can imagine they went through all the arguments. What a tosser.

  29. Mater

    Good to see some cliche questioning – “toxic masculinity” – Andrew Hawke
    “Identity politics” – Cate McGregor

    Is that your way of making a comment without actually saying anything?

    Make your point, man.

  30. Mater

    A Marxist Catholic

    With do you reckon, Bob?
    Is it a goer?

  31. egg_

    Jones inadvertently exploded lefty heads with the Milo invite: ‘How dare you have both those knuckle dragging righties on the holy ABC? Wah!’

    Yup, angry tweets during the show – wah!

  32. duncanm

    My thoughts this morning..

    I’d like to see a panel with just McGregor and Peterson having a discussion.. there seems to be much common ground, though it’d risk turning into a therapy session for her – she seems to still be struggling with many unresolved issues. The missing ‘meaning’ in her life?

    Both were horribly stifled by the 1min limit; they both have the need to ramble a little before getting to the point (McGregor especially).

    Terri talks the talk of her ilk, but there’s no thought or depth; Hawke seems like a decent bloke who’s read a few books; the newfound responsibilities of fatherhood are making him think a little more. Both out of their depth.

    Badham was again a shouty university lefty. All that was missing was a placard.

  33. egg_

    Was Van Badass the token lobster on the show?

  34. Gilas

    The SMH website usually has a clickbait piece on QandA on Tuesday mornings.
    Always promoting their imbecilic leftard talking points, a waste of pixels, ones and zeros.

    Neil McMahon’s “piece” today was no exception.

    For example:

    The star of the show was the philosopher with three names – Notorious Jordan Peterson – who modestly resisted being addressed simply as Notorious and appeared using his middle name. Peterson is famous for being a Canadian who annoys the living hell out of people

    and, referring to Peterson again:

    He has the countenance of a second-hand couch, the allure of Jesus in a crumpet, and the snarl of a casserole that gave you food poisoning.

    Deranged, unhinged and insulting.
    Well done Neil, the Walkleys await you.

  35. calli

    Thanks Cats for watching so I didn’t have to (trying to keep my cortisol levels down).

    In short, intellect meets out to lunch (in bad van’s case a perpetual one).

    Thank goodness ABC didn’t completely shame themselves with a Minchin ditty at the end.

  36. calli

    He has the countenance of a second-hand couch, the allure of Jesus in a crumpet, and the snarl of a casserole that gave you food poisoning.

    Wow. What a window into McMahon’s mind. He’s either off his meds or tripping out.

    Nurse!

  37. Mater

    McGregor is a man deserving respect for his experience, intellect, resilience and commitment

    Having listened to his various forays into Communism and radicalism, his sexual identity is clearly not the only thing about his identity that he has struggled with over the years.
    Glad I never served under him. He seems to have been a little erratic.

    When asked for comment, he also seemed to be at least one question behind. Only when warned for a time violation, did he hurriedly get to the current point being discussed.

  38. Beertruk

    egg_
    #2943702, posted on February 26, 2019 at 8:05 am

    I think she ate the lobster by the look of her.

  39. Percy Popinjay

    Jones is 40KG heavier then when I last saw him

    Funny how so many of these utterly useless tax hoovers end up as creatures of girth.

  40. Dr Fred Lenin

    What a sick bastard that mc mahon is ,a gold plated asshole . Still the left attracts the mentally disturbed ,,dont tell me hitler,stalin,mao,polpot,the nork kims castro ,psychotic killer guevarra ,aoc,badham etc are or were normal sane people .

  41. Percy Popinjay

    Notorious Jordan Peterson

    FFS, the deranged defamation suit magnets can’t even get that right.

    It’s “Controversial Jordan Peterson”, you ignorant moron.

  42. struth

    McGregor has struggled with his early extreme leftism that has taken years to come to terms with.
    To be that involved in communism shows a level of hatred for one’s civilisation hard to fathom, yet then is also in the armed forces.
    He is very sick, and his cross dressing is a result of civilizational confusion and still the want to “shake up” the establishment , just like a communist , but not with communism, now.
    His is a revolution, and it’s very sad, but it’s a hit out at the masculinity of the west that showed his leftism to be a wasted life.
    Really, cross dressing is all he has left.
    It’s a sad old commo, who realises communism was stupid, but can’t bring himself not to rebel against the west.
    He, now later in life, grabs hold of religion once more.
    Just my take on him.

    Numbers may or may not be wearing a dress as I type, but it won’t be long…………………….

  43. Roger Franklin

    For the record, the editor of Quadrant Online has never threatened anyone, least of all a trans woman whose frequent emotional eruptions signal a very fragile vessel.

  44. Percy Popinjay

    Bricklayers need to be more democratic

    Wow man, that’s really deep.

  45. Carpe Jugulum

    Bugger, fell asleep on the couch

  46. Tom

    Bugger, fell asleep on the couch

    I slept through it, too, Carpe, but the Q&A thread rocked. All good.

  47. Mark M

    In true wiggles turtleneck style, “Wake up Carpe!”

    As for gender orientated bricklayers, meet hadrian-x …

    https://www.fbr.com.au

  48. a reader

    Thinking over what I heard last night: Van Badham and McGregor both seemed more interested in the religious rituals than the messages preached. Psalm 50 has clearly not been read by either.

  49. The BigBlueCat

    duncanm
    #2943701, posted on February 26, 2019 at 8:04 am
    My thoughts this morning..

    I’d like to see a panel with just McGregor and Peterson having a discussion.. there seems to be much common ground, though it’d risk turning into a therapy session for her – she seems to still be struggling with many unresolved issues. The missing ‘meaning’ in her life?

    Both were horribly stifled by the 1min limit; they both have the need to ramble a little before getting to the point (McGregor especially).

    I agree … though McGregor probably wouldn’t want to be in it – McGregor would feel being psycho-analysed (which would be true). But McGregor was a surprise if/once the boring preamble was dealt with.

    Terri talks the talk of her ilk, but there’s no thought or depth; Hawke seems like a decent bloke who’s read a few books; the newfound responsibilities of fatherhood are making him think a little more. Both out of their depth.

    Both restricted by their respective party’s ideologies, though Hawke made some good points about (non-Randian) individualisn and neo-liberalism (that did Badham’s head in for sure, which is why he said it).

    Badham was again a shouty university lefty. All that was missing was a placard.

    Badham shouting that we don’t need shouty debates was hilarious. A lefty loudmouth if ever there was one. Clearly she was brought on to challenge Petersen. But in the battle of wits, she was unarmed.

  50. min

    Discussing this with friend this morning when she remarked Cate still thinks like a man . Must be the Adam’s apple
    Peterson has been on a gruelling world tour , booked out everywhere and in Australia more events organised. He also suffers from depression ,managed with medication and I would think, practical techniques that one can do to help oneself . ( I used to teach clients these techniques ) He also has a daughter with serious physical problems. However ,wife is travelling with him this time.
    I wished he had asked Terri did she get her place through quota or merit.
    He also had a good response for why people are into virtual signalling. May have been to do with rule no 2 clean your room that translated if you have not done the work on yourself so don’t start trying to change the world . Virtue signalling is to let others know what a good person you are for their approval.

  51. He also suffers from depression ,managed with medication and I would think, practical techniques that one can do to help oneself .

    Peterson actually claimed last year that his extraordinary diet of strictly red meat has lifted his depression for the first time in his life. The diet was pioneered through experimentation by his daughter who also claims that it has alleviated much of the symptoms of her severe arthritis & other auto immune problems.

    He looks so much more weary & thin than he did during his visit to Oz last year. Given his incessant world tours and TV appearances (plus dirt) – this is understandable. It worries his admirers enormously.

  52. anonandon

    The star of the night was the kid taking interrogation from Butler and Badham. I was impressed with his fortitude.

  53. Phill

    What is this Q&A of which you speak?

  54. egg_

    As for gender orientated bricklayers, meet hadrian-x …

    Just put a frilly hi-viz skirt on the robot brickie: Harridan-X.

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