Wednesday Forum: March 20, 2019

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  1. Tom

    Because he has a tiny leftard brain, David Rowe can rotate only a small number of figures he hates, so it’s back to Trump Derangement.

  2. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. I note that letting incompetents into college by bribery is bad, but letting them in by racial quotas is fine.

  3. DrBeauGan

    Notafan
    #2966433, posted on March 22, 2019 at 4:46 am
    No-one said it was a ‘nice gesture’

    Sisi attends Christmas mass, not for the first time

    It was though. And it demonstrates that it is possible to be a Muslim and sane and decent at the same time.

  4. Oh come on

    Big news. And good news – certainly, Syria should never be allowed to hold the Golan Heights again.

    Trump clearly likes Bibi and wants him to keep his job.

  5. Oh come on

    At a time when Western leaders are falling over themselves to promote anti-Western and pro-Islamic interests, Trump takes the opposite course. Excellent.

  6. 1735099

    He’s not a lefty. He’s a Moselyite. His economics is much like Infidel Tiger’s. So are some of his other ideas. Others are closer to Zippy’s.</blockquote

    I came to the same conclusion days ago, hence my caution (which applies to the Harpics posting here) that violence is a continuum.

  7. 1735099

    Because he has a tiny leftard brain, David Rowe can rotate only a small number of figures he hates, so it’s back to Trump Derangement.

    The only Trump Derangement I’ve encountered is amongst those who believe his farts don’t smell.
    It’s completely evident here.

    Rowe, incidentally, is probably the most accomplished artist of all the cartoonists listed daily.

  8. rickw

    “Like many New Zealand women, Constable Michelle Evans of ⁦NZ police⁩ has donned a scarf today as she guards funerals after the ChristchurchTerrorAttack”

    The NZ elite are going to manage to start a Civil War.

    These turds have taken collective blame and punishment to a new level. Particularly galling when this mosque got a free pass after exporting a number of jihadists to isis.

  9. bespoke

    I read that Clive Parmer ran a ad during the “debate that was long over dew”. Now that’s smarter the participating in the shit show.

  10. calli

    Love the Garrison toon.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rowe, incidentally, is probably the most accomplished artist of all the cartoonists listed daily.

    Numbers – That’s true. His was the first page of the AFR I’d turn to back in the nineties. That’s what makes it so sad that he’s come down with such a terrible case of derangement. What a loss to the cartooning world.

  12. bespoke

    iUnderlines the tolerance for cowardice and violence that simmers below the surface here.

    Grade A hypocrisy coming from someone who excuses Egg Boy.

  13. John Constantine

    Their Waleed the infallible demands the liberals squirm in denial of islamophobia.

    When will somebody pin down Waleed to spell out clearly what exact problem Waleed has with the Australian heartland that enrages him so much he cannot Co-exist with it, and has dedicated himself to the deindustrialisation of free living culture and it’s replacement by dystopia and Tyranny.

    Comrades.

  14. 1735099

    Grade A hypocrisy coming from someone who excuses Egg Boy.

    Please post any reference (let alone support) I’ve offered for ‘Egg Boy”.

  15. DrBeauGan

    Underlines the tolerance for cowardice and violence that simmers below the surface here.

    I’m pretty intolerant of armed Muslims shooting or blowing up innocent people, numbers. I’m pretty intolerant when it comes to a facist nutter shooting innocent Muslims, too.

  16. John Constantine

    We begin to see why the Andrews Nazgul yarragrad occupying quislings bought six hundred assault rifles for State paramilitary Death squads.

    It has been too soon for the purges to begin yet, but once their shortreich is elected and the revolutionary struggle brings the inevitable squalor, the State will need Death squads with submachine guns on street corners to keep the proletariat spontaneously displaying Cheerful Squalor.

    Comrades.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nice contrast with CNN who covered the arrest of a harmless 60 yr guy in his pajamas at 5am by a platoon of heavily armed FBI goons.

    Fox News on hand as ISIS’ final stronghold liberated, marking end of terror group’s bloody empire*

    It’s the first time since we’ve been here in Syria for five days that the bombs have stopped dropping and the gunfire has disappeared. We have witnessed the end of the caliphate – the brutal empire that once ruled over 8 million people – is gone.

    Troops here are now bringing down the black flags of ISIS. The flags no longer fly over the town, instilling fear.

    The last five days, Fox News has witnessed the last major offensive up close -– with U.S.-backed SDF forces attacking ISIS from three sides, pushing the fighters back, house to house, then tent to tent, against the Euphrates River.

    Do I hope Fox News can stay sane. Signs this last week haven’t been good as the Murdoch kiddies seem to want to turn it into another CNN.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    * That is the headline currently on the main Fox News page. The story itself has a different headline.

  19. Baldrick

    Because he has a tiny leftard brain, David Rowe can rotate only a small number of figures he hates, so it’s back to Trump Derangement.

    Rowe draws Ardern leading the way on gun control, with SloMo in the pack following, yet it was the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals who banned semi-automatics over 20 years ago.
    Never let the facts get in the way of a stupid cartoon.

  20. bespoke

    1735099
    #2966452, posted on March 22, 2019 at 7:03 am
    Grade A hypocrisy coming from someone who excuses Egg Boy.
    Please post any reference (let alone support) I’ve offered for ‘Egg Boy”.

    Nope not playing that game plausible deniability. The historical reference to the tradition you posted and lack of condemnations is enough for me.

  21. DrBeauGan

    Once in a lifetime you get a cartoonist who is both an artist and can think critically. We’ve had ours.

    Though his son is coming along nicely.

  22. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    After yesterday’s yet another mouse fail, numbers the fake compassion man has arrived with this mornings Rothschild talking point, who is on the hit list this morning fake compassion man?

  23. 1735099

    The historical reference to the tradition you posted and lack of condemnation is enough for me.

    So if I make an historical reference to an incident, I support it.
    By that logic, if I mention Hitler, I’m a Nazi.
    Only on Catallaxy……

  24. one old bruce

    “that simmers below the surface here”

    Mind reader. You shouldn’t waste your time debating with your moral inferiors if you already know their thoughts. Why persist? Because you get a thrill out of the attention, why else?

    You should be an oriental despot my friend. The west was built on dialogue and compromise, mutual respect among equals, not fawning towards god-emperors who never admit mistakes.

  25. Notafan

    Egypt is lucky to have Sisi otherwise it would have been another Somalia/Libya with the added bonus of a genocided Coptic minority.

    DrBG, Sisi made more than a nice gesture.

    He greatly enlarged the target on his back.

    Don’t know what will happen when he goes.

  26. 132andBush

    Has anyone found proof about a claim made on this blog recently re “The Gulag Archipelago” being a work of fiction?

  27. dover_beach

    Have any of the networks or major papers mentioned that two coverts recently under arms were ‘radicalized’ at the Christchurch mosque?

  28. 132andBush

    Was researched, compiled and written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. (Just to be clear)

  29. min

    Now the guns are banned what about banning buses ? Seems they have been extremely lethal as a terrorists weapon of choice. Luckily only 50 traumatised kids after the last in Italy

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lefty Channel Ten flees white supremacist Australia:

    Ten goes Dutch on ownership (Oz, paywalled)

    Kerry Stokes and Nine Entertainment boss Hugh Marks will be interested to learn that Ten Network Holdings boss Armando Nunez has relocated ownership of the CBS-controlled, No 3 television broadcaster to The Netherlands.

    Which is perfect timing…

    New Populist Party Goes from Zero Seats to Largest Party in Dutch Election

    A new populist, Eurosceptic party has achieved the remarkable feat of going from zero seats to becoming the largest single party in the Dutch Senate in a single election, as a young politician likened to a “Dutch Donald Trump” beat seasoned professionals in Wednesday’s poll.

    Thierry Baudet’s Forum for Democracy party, which has gained attention for its Euroscepticism, campaigned against open borders politics and against what he calls “climate-change hysteria,” winning 86 seats across the Dutch regions. The victory put his party ahead of even the ruling mainstream conservative People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), which achieved 80 seats.

    Well done Channel Ten. Maybe you should’ve moved to Auckland instead.

  31. Baldrick

    New Zealand women become subservient for the day, in a show of solidarity with misogynism …

    Jackson Williams @jacksonw____
    Lots of women in New Zealand are wearing headscarves today to show support for the Muslim community @SkyNewsAust

    Well done Ardern.

  32. Notafan

    Oh the Christchurch shooter’s name in now on the banned list.

  33. stackja

    University of Sydney researches pushing to give animals, plants legal rights
    Jack Houghton, Exclusive, The Daily Telegraph
    March 21, 2019 5:13pm
    Subscriber only

    University of Sydney researchers will explore increasing the “moral, legal and political status” of animals and the environment during debates held later this year.

    The topic will feature as part of the university’s new “FutureFix” program and will involve leading academics from around the world to workshop the issue deemed to be of “global importance”.

    “Justice is typically thought to be the preserve of humans, and advocacy has sought to ensure all humans are subjects of justice,” researchers wrote on the university’s website.

    “But harms inflicted on animals and the environment are coming to be understood as injustices,” they added.

  34. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The lugenpresse & the cuck appeasers will be apopleptic
    Donald Trump says America will recognise Israel’s control of contested region
    In remarks certain to ignite a furious response, Donald Trump has claimed “it’s time” to recognise Israel as owner of a contested region.

  35. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “But harms inflicted on animals and the environment are coming to be understood as injustices,” they added.

    A new crown on the totem pole of victimology, but what about rocks???

  36. Empire 5:5

    What are they really trying to hide?

    Britain is following in the cowardly steps of the Australian and New Zealand governments in using the terror attacks as an excuse to extinguish freedom of expression.

    Australia’s top telecom company censored certain websites they arbitrarily deemed unacceptable for public consumption:

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/britain-charges-7-people-for-thought-crimes-following-new-zealand-mosque-rampage/

  37. mh

    Tailgunner
    #2966029, posted on March 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm
    Numbers – how many yellow communists did you personally take down, back in the day?
    In the rifle section bit, not the kitchen handing.

  38. stackja

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
    8 minutes ago

    Today we celebrate the lives and achievements of Americans with Down Syndrome. @VP and I will always stand with these wonderful families, and together we will always stand for LIFE! #WorldDownSyndromeDay

  39. stackja

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
    1 hour ago

    We are here today to take historic action to defend American Students and American Values. In a few moments, I will be signing an Executive Order to protect FREE SPEECH on College Campuses.

  40. stackja

    President Donald J. Trump is Improving Transparency and Promoting Free Speech in Higher Education
    EDUCATION
    Issued on: March 21, 2019

    We reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness, and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas. These ideas are dangerous. Instead, we believe in free speech, including online and including on campus.

    President Donald J. Trump

    ADDRESSING STUDENT LOAN DEBT: Across the country, students are taking on massive student loan debt that inhibit them from prospering in today’s booming economy.

    Rising tuition and student debt levels make postsecondary education untenable for many Americans.
    Many students with loans are taking on far too much debt and pursuing degrees that do not lead to well-paying jobs, thereby making repayment difficult.
    Students need better information about prices and outcomes of postsecondary options so they can make better and well-informed choices.
    Further, improving access to data will help allow taxpayers to hold schools accountable for student outcomes.

  41. hzhousewife

    Charged for thought crimes? I wonder where Amnesty International stands on this. Let alone Mrs Clooney and Mr Kathy Lette.

  42. 2dogs

    By that logic, if I mention Hitler, I’m a Nazi.
    Only on Catallaxy……

    Not “Only on Catallaxy”. Count Dankula has found similar attitudes amongst the Scottish police and courts.

  43. stackja

    Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heart Begins Beating
    STATE
    MICAIAH BILGER MAR 21, 2019 | 2:24PM JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wasted no time Thursday signing a law to ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.

  44. stackja

    Notafan
    #2966484, posted on March 22, 2019 at 8:05 am
    Oh the Christchurch shooter’s name in now on the banned list.

    [email protected]@nt County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2010, it had a population of 2,054,475. It is Texas’ third-most populous county and the 16th-most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Fort Worth. Wikipedia

  45. MatrixTransform

    Nope not playing that game plausible deniability. The historical reference to the tradition you posted and lack of condemnations is enough for me.

    Numpty Dumpty thinks that lies by omission go unnoticed.

    …always a slave to his own world view he expects everybody else to agree with the charade

    Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair

  46. stackja

    Edward H. [email protected]@nt
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Edward H. [email protected]@nt (1799 – August 1858), for whom [email protected]@nt County was named, served the Republic of Texas and the State of Texas by fighting hostile Indians for two decades. He also served in the Texas House of Representatives during both periods

  47. candy

    I think a lot if women/girls like weaing a scarf, with it goes a sense of exoticness perhaps, femininity, modesty etc as long as it not plain or ugly colour and can be taken off at any time.

    I am not keen on these clothes ideas of all wearing the same for a cause. There is something cult like about it that is a little repulsive.

  48. 1735099

    Not fawning towards god emperors who never admit mistakes

    And frequently posted here –

    Trump is god

    Join the dots…….

  49. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness, and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas. These ideas are dangerous. Instead, we believe in free speech, including online and including on campus.
    President Donald J. Trump

    Someone tell the University of Cambridge, UK, who have rescinded an invitation from divinity scholars to Dr. Jordan Peterson to engage in scholarly enterprise and debate with him. This action was pushed hard by three feminazis in the area of ‘humanities’. Words fail.

  50. Percy Popinjay

    I think a lot if women/girls like weaing a scarf, with it goes a sense of exoticness perhaps, femininity, modesty etc as long as it not plain or ugly colour and can be taken off at any time.

    There is something cult like about it that is a little repulsive.

    Indeed. If anyone tried to make my sister wear one of those hideous moozley headbags she’d drive a six inch stiletto into their skull.

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Trump is god

    Not at all, Numbers. But neither is he the Devil Incarnate.
    When Trump says things, as above, that support all that is important in Western culture, I listen.
    And I approve it. So should you.

  52. Fat Tony

    1735099
    #2966466, posted on March 22, 2019 at 7:30 am

    …….. I’m a Nazi.

    Good of you to admit it

  53. Percy Popinjay

    Someone tell the University of Cambridge, UK, who have rescinded an invitation from divinity scholars to Dr. Jordan Peterson to engage in scholarly enterprise and debate with him.

    The most ridiculous aspect of Peterson’s exclusion being that the quackademic imbeciles cited their commitment to inclusiveness as the reason.

    #satireisdead

  54. 1735099

    When Trump says things….

    “Grab them by the pussy….”

    Was that what you had in mind?

  55. stackja

    candy
    #2966510, posted on March 22, 2019 at 8:41 am

    In the 1950s most women wore hats and/or scarfs. Then came Germaine. Now some women want to go back to the past in the name of progress?

  56. Mother Lode

    Rowe draws Ardern leading the way on gun control, with SloMo in the pack following, yet it was the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals who banned semi-automatics over 20 years ago.
    Never let the facts get in the way of a stupid cartoon.

    It feels like there was a whole wish list of restrictions the NZ government desperately ached to slap on their populace but were stumped for how they could sell it.

    And with this incident they have been able to unleash it all.

    People really should wonder – why is the government so hell bent on keeping itself armed but not us? Why are they allowed to decide what can be discussed, but not us?

    They should also look at the character of the bulk of politicians – surprisingly amoral, opportunistic, deceptive, self-serving, pathologically intolerant being under the control of others so they mast instead have control of them – and these people demand power to the point of a lethal option.

    There is much to be said for the idea that people who want power should not have it. But if we are going to have to give people power we should make damn certain they are constrained.

  57. Johno

    MatrixTransform.
    In a perfect world that video would have the planet howling with laughter, and the whole putrid edifice of political correctness,gender etc etc etc would come crashing down.

    NUH

  58. Geriatric Mayfly

    Someone above mentioned the greater trauma to Christchurch from the devastating earthquake. While wandering around that fair city last week, the air was redolent with the smell of reconstruction money. Massive steel skeletons and yet more steel being the major defence against any future rumbles.

  59. Leigh Lowe

    When Trump says things….

    “Grab them by the pussy….”

    Was that what you had in mind?

    Unlike most Democrats, he prefers his ladies to have reached the age of consent.

  60. Top Ender

    Melbourne to Brisbane in 74 minutes: Scott Morrison unveils plan to build 1220km/h fast rail link between the two cities and Sydney to tackle congestion

    Idiotic! It does not take 37 minutes. It takes four hours.

    1.5 hours to drive and park and board in Sydney. 37 mins journey time IF it is running to schedule. 1.5 hours to detrain and find a ride and drive in Melbourne. About the same as a plane. And the air is free, unlike the land which would have to be bought up, cleared, and track laid. There is a City Flyer aircraft now between Sydney and Melbourne every 30 minutes.

    Meanwhile, we are spending 100 billion on 12 submarines which a) won’t arrive until the 2030s; b) are obsolete now in not being nuclear, and c) won’t work well when we get them. (12 Virginia class from the USA are 1/3rd of the cost and available now.)

  61. Percy Popinjay

    Rowe draws Ardern leading the way on gun control, with SloMo in the pack following, yet it was the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals who banned semi-automatics over 20 years ago.

    As pointed out by Zanetti, who certainly didn’t portray horseface in a particularly “sympathetic” light.

  62. MatrixTransform

    “Grab them by the pussy….”
    Was that what you had in mind?

    see Numpty listen up for the essence of your stupid positionality

    I read something the other day, a short quip …along the lines of…

    ” To stamp out fascism police need the power to arrest people for what they say and think.”

    I immediately though of you Numpty becuase this line of reasoning is EXACTLY the same line of reasoning you’re using right now.

    In fact its pretty much the dialectical idiocy you revert to in abut 99% of what you post here.

    Your biggest old boy, is that you are transparent rather than opaque.

    The Chameleon from the Dr Doolittle film….e

    yeah we can Numpty,

  63. Tom

    Remember competitive federalism? We used to have it in the 1970s when it wasn’t just the weather, but low taxes, making Australians relocate to Queensland*.

    Same thing is happening now in America, where the low-taxing (Republican-run) states like Florida and Texas are attracting escapees from Democrat-run high-taxing hellholes like California and New York — which created today’s magnificent front page in the New York Post. Story.

    *So much for Queensland, which now has record debt and taxes under the Pony Girl Liars Party clownshow.

  64. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Indeed. If anyone tried to make my sister wear one of those hideous moozley headbags she’d drive a six inch stiletto into their skull.

    Your sister Percy and mine, who is paradoxically a raving Green loonie, but not fond of being told what she as a woman can and can’t do. Quite like me in that regard, actually. I like to feel the wind in my hair, although as I said back above, not in an Aston Martin sports car, where a British headscarf comes in handy.

    Headscarves of various sorts, worn by choice when they need not be, are simply pieces of uncomfortable clothing indicating a religious commitment, such as Catholic nuns used to wear. When enforced in any group or population, even if only through a strong custom that women feel they cannot resist, headscarves remain, as in origin, symbols of cultural oppression that separate the [email protected] females from those whom Mohommed protects. A very distasteful symbol indeed in that case in the eyes of Western women aware of that meaning. They were not worn in Turkey or Afghanistan in the cities before 2001 brought about the decline of this early and hopeful Islamic integration into modernity.

  65. MatrixTransform

    37 minutes.

    whassat, like mach3 ?

    to beat that Mr Scroten

    … beam me up Scotty?

  66. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Top Ender
    #2966536, posted on March 22, 2019 at 9:12 am
    Melbourne to Brisbane in 74 minutes: Scott Morrison unveils plan to build 1220km/h fast rail link between the two cities and Sydney to tackle congestion
    Idiotic! It does not take 37 minutes. It takes four hours.

    Exactly. And the amount of special track needed, plus its maintenance, and the political pressure for a lot of stops on the way, will mean everyone will want to take a plane anyway. To say nothing of the terrorist risk of disturbing the track in the many lonely places where it would run.

    High speed trains don’t suit the terrain and the distances in Australia.
    Possibly one between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but only to solve the problem of no cruise line facility permitted (green resistance) on the Gold Coast. And you can still drive it in a couple of hours.

  67. Top Ender

    one old bruce…You should be an oriental despot my friend.

    Can you let me know of any openings Bruce?

    I can do it with some painted eyebrow additions. Fu Manchu I IS!

  68. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Apologies, blockquote fail, I didn’t cut it off. My comment starts at ‘exactly’.

  69. Boambee John

    One ScoMo doesn’t make a Spring
    #2966313, posted on March 21, 2019 at 10:32 pm
    Muddy

    Five militia battalions served during the Salamaua Offensive: the 24th and 58/59th of the 15th Brigade

    My father-in-law fought in 58/59th. I have found it difficult to locate much info on their actions. He’s still alive and told me Double Mountain was twice as hard a Kokoda.

    I think the unit had a book published. Phillip Bradley had To Salamaua published under the auspices of the Army History Unit a few years ago.

    Also, The Last Blue Sea by David Forrest is a fictionalised account of the 58/59th in the Salamaua campaign.

  70. Mother Lode

    The victory put his party ahead of even the ruling mainstream conservative People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)

    People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy sounds like a Marxist party.

    Like all the Democratic People’s Republics etc. which are not democratic, where a massive state grinds its helpless people into the dirt, and Presidents are win their positions for life (or until an underling successfully dislodges – or kills – them by means outside the political process).

    Calling it conservative? Well, in Europe Junker and Merkel are ‘centre-right’.

    Actually, in a dictatorship the people who want freedom, democracy and rights are the radicals, and those who want to preserve the dictatorship are conservative. Perhaps that is the thinking.

  71. Mother Lode

    Jackson Williams @jacksonw____
    Lots of women in New Zealand are wearing headscarves today to show support for the Muslim community @SkyNewsAust

    We should take out ads in all the Islamic countries saying “If you are planning on coming to the Antipodes, don’t come to Australia. Go to New Zealand. They are just begging to submit.”

  72. Bruce of Newcastle

    ScoMo pushing a VFT in light of the California fiasco means he’s either ignorant or lying.

  73. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “Grab them by the pussy….”
    Was that what you had in mind?

    I’ve heard much worse out of locker rooms, Numbers, and no, it was not what I had in mind. I am not surprised that I have to tell you that though. Free speech is hardly your forte; you keep your mind in the locker room and fail to examine anything else.

  74. Mother Lode

    “But harms inflicted on animals and the environment are coming to be understood as injustices,” they added.

    These cosseted bungholes have a vestigial desire to fight injustice but lack the stomach to fight real ones.

    So they make stuff up.

  75. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The topic will feature as part of the university’s new “FutureFix” program and will involve leading academics from around the world to workshop the issue deemed to be of “global importance”.

    In that case, leading academics seem rather short of things to do.
    Which, in this troubled world, indicates headless chooks in an ivory cage.
    Let the foxes in would be my solution.

  76. Johno

    When SniffyMcSniffFace first came back here I wanted him gone. There is something old and nasty about him that just grates on me. However, every time he shows up and flings his commo crap around the blog he gets done, like a dinner. Every time . I don’t think he realises it. Now it doesn’t grate, it amuses me. He really does not have any self awareness at all. Please continue .

  77. Black Ball

    Speaking of President Trump, did I see a tweet of his that according to the Left’s gender fluidity garbage, that he apologised to loser Hillary and identified himself as the first female president? If so, this takes winning to a new, unforeseen level.

  78. Johno

    What rights would a plant have in this new perfect world?

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    You should be an oriental despot my friend.
    Can you let me know of any openings Bruce?

    Top Ender – I know I’m gauchely cutting in to your conversation with OOB but how would you like to be President-for-life in Kazakhstan?

    President of Kazakhstan Unexpectedly Resigns After 30 Years in Power (20 Mar)

    The Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan was rocked on Tuesday by the surprise announcement that longtime President Nursultan Nazarbayev has decided to resign after 30 years in power.

    The new president, former senate leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, promptly renamed the capital city of Astana to “Nursultan” in the retiring leader’s honor and named Nazarbayev’s daughter Dariga his replacement as speaker of the Senate. 55-year-old Dariga Nazarbayev is seen as her father’s most likely successor after Tokayev serves out the remainder of the old man’s current term and something resembling an election is held in 2020.

    All you have to do is marry the princess and you’re home and hosed (in the mediaeval sense of ‘hosed’). Of course she’s 55 so is unlikely to be a babe, but a marriage of state is a necessary chore for such things.

  80. Boambee John

    1735099
    #2966521, posted on March 22, 2019 at 8:57 am
    When Trump says things….

    “Grab them by the pussy….”

    Was that what you had in mind?

    Reminds me, have you worked out the difference between a vagina and a vulva yet? Ergot and argot? Territorial responsibility for Papua and the former German New Guinea during WW II?

  81. 1735099

    Free speech is hardly your forte

    If true, I’m in fine company here.
    I’ve lost count of the number of times the Doomlord has been asked to boot me because I don’t conform to the Catallaxy orthodoxy.

  82. Johno

    No no no Black Ball, not yet. When Trump wins in 2020 he will announce that he now identifies as female, this will make him the first female president of the US. As such he will have 8 years as pres because the first time was as a male.In 2028 he will run as a self identifying Black Female , rinse and repeat, there are 56 Genders you know. If he should fall of the perch Barron will identify as his dad and there ya go.

  83. MatrixTransform

    Boambee John,

    Numpty is a like a Ford Territory … generously appointed with blind spots

  84. struth

    Underlines the tolerance for cowardice and violence that simmers below the surface here.

    Type this SNIFFY or just agree.
    I reject Islamic Terrorism and can see that Islam has been the main cause of anti western terrorism on western soil.

    And if you don’t mind, while on this blog when speaking about Trump (peace be upon him) please write (peace be upon him) anytime you mention Trump (peace be upon him)

    Yes, as a socialist you are a Nazi There is no difference from his take on the world and yours, right down to the antisemetism.
    The only difference is the racial mix you wish to control.
    Please explain where else there is a difference.
    He banned guns …….only of his political enemies.
    He was a rabid hypocritical arsewipe (with things such as his green legislation)

    You are on his side of politics.
    You are a Gazi in modern speak.
    A no borders Globalist Nazi, the difference between Nazi and Globalist Socialist or Gazi , being only the method to obtain the same goal.
    Hitler used plain old physical invasion, you lot are fighting the west from within it’s borders, while living in it’s prosperity and freedom, which in my opinion, makes you worse than the average Nazi who’d never experienced the freedom they fought against.

  85. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thierry Baudet’s Forum for Democracy party, which has gained attention for its Euroscepticism, campaigned against open borders politics and against what he calls “climate-change hysteria,” winning 86 seats across the Dutch regions.

    ‘climate-change hysteria’ is right. No-one’s even campaigning here on the more neutral ‘climate realism’. We are such wimps. Even our Conservatives go on about ‘energy options’ instead of the real problem. Australians have been soooooooo brainwashed on this issue it is judged political death to call it out.

    Instead, we have to learn from a thorough go over by Shorten. Erk. Eweeew.

  86. Boambee John

    stackja at 0857

    In the 1950s most women wore hats and/or scarfs. Then came Germaine. Now some women want to go back to the past in the name of progress?

    Remember when the fascist left (BIRM) sneered at John Haward for allegedly wanting to take Australia back to the 1950s?

  87. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’ve lost count of the number of times the Doomlord has been asked to boot me because I don’t conform to the Catallaxy orthodoxy.

    Nothing to do with that, Numbers. Lots don’t conform.
    It’s just that you are such a pain in the neck. Sorry to tell you, but honestly I must.

  88. struth

    “Grab them by the pussy….”
    Was that what you had in mind?

    Bring yourself to say this, Sniffy.
    Try to hold back your absolutely see through virtue signalling, and rampant hypocrisy and say

    Some women act like sluts around money.

    Is that too much for you?
    Do you need a little sit down?
    Too much for your left wing sensibilities?
    How dare you be subjected to such vile depravity, why look how it’s dented your left wing Halo.
    A Halo that is never affected by your actions in killing 1200 at sea, or the blood on you hands from the deaths caused from Islamic terror that is pat of the left wing immigration policies you support.

    Blinding Hypocrisy and laughable virtue signalling.
    Pathetic.

  89. Cassie of Sydney

    Has Dumbers yet worked out the difference between a vagina and a vulva? All I can say is that I feel somewhat sorry for Mrs Dumbers.

  90. Boambee John

    Mother Lode at 0930

    Actually, in a dictatorship the people who want freedom, democracy and rights are the radicals, and those who want to preserve the dictatorship are conservative. Perhaps that is the thinking.

    m0nty was pushing this line a few months ago, that the left are now the conservatives, conserving the institutions they have infiltrated over the years.

    He didn’t like being told that this made him the reactionary running dog lackey of the fascist left establishment!

  91. Roger

    Last week Ms. Ardern proclaimed that the Christchurch shooter’s ideology was alien to NZ.

    This week she de-armed the populace.

    A week surely is a long time in politics.

  92. Boambee John

    Johno
    #2966565, posted on March 22, 2019 at 9:48 am
    What rights would a plant have in this new perfect world?

    Not sure, but I suspect that life is about to get tough for vegans.

  93. lotocoti

    he’s either ignorant or lying

    One shouldn’t preclude the other.

  94. Johno

    The VFT has backing from Labor as well. Albasleazy has said they have earmarked the money needed to buy land around Shepparton.
    The train will also stop at Wagga,Canberra,Sydney, Newcastle Coffs Harbour etc. In all 10 stops are planned between Melb and Brisbane.
    That should be one fast train. sarc.
    This VFT crap gets trotted out every election. I first heard it over 30 years ago

  95. Arky

    The only Trump Derangement I’ve encountered is amongst those who believe his farts don’t smell.

    ..
    Interesting Trump fact: President Trump seldom passes wind, but when he does a wonderful scent of freedom, a little like new car smell, enters the room.

  96. stackja

    NZ to broadcast Muslim call to prayer.
    On Easter Sunday will NZ broadcast ‘He has risen’?

  97. MatrixTransform

    Old Spice, Bourbon and Macca’s fries

  98. struth

    President Trump’s (peace be upon him) farts apparently if sniffed, make you yearn for Maccas.

    Very good video there at the start Arky, it moved along quite well.

    I note you said you needed to torque the bolts down but didn’t use a torque wrench,
    I hope you said “click” when you got to the right tension using the extension there.

  99. mh

    The Catwomen can be pedantic, yet NZ is facing vagicide, not vulvacide.

  100. notafan

    repost because original sill in moderation because new banned words

    DrBG

    You may have found some sense in the Christchurch killer’s manifesto but you would never have read it if it were not written in blood, including that of children.

    I’m not demanding censorship, or going to rely on anyone else’s opinion of the contents but I still don’t plan to read it.

    That blood is on his hands and his hands alone and stuff numbers and all the rest demanding collective responsibility from anyone who has anything critical to say about islam and the far too common behaviour of Muslims.

    And for the never-ending piety posturing that costs nothing, achieves nothing. Just stop it.

    We are frustrated and impotent with no-one in a leadership role in the west ( though there are some in eastern Europe) prepared to end the madness, but instead keep importing those who hate us.

    Every time an article is published from media muslims denouncing ‘white supremacism’, ‘islamophobia’ and ‘racism’ that is the underlying message, they want to grasp our civilization and take it away from us.

    I don’t know whether they realise is that within the shortest time possible it will become what they or their parents allegedly fled or they are merely delusional.

    Either way it bodes ill.

    No more pretending with economic improvement muslims will abandon ideology and become like us.

    They’ve had three or more generations in countries like France and there is no end in sight

  101. struth

    When President Trump farts, apparently you do hear them, unlike Obummer’s who’s were always silent, from you know what…………….
    Michelle’s massive black cock.

  102. 1735099

    Has Dumbers yet worked out the difference

    Perseveration.

  103. Leigh Lowe

    Has Dumbers yet worked out the difference between a vagina and a vulva? 

    One is a Labor politician and the other is a Swedish car.

  104. Fat Tony

    Top Ender
    #2966536, posted on March 22, 2019 at 9:12 am
    Melbourne to Brisbane in 74 minutes: Scott Morrison unveils plan to build 1220km/h fast rail link between the two cities and Sydney to tackle congestion

    Someone’s having a lend: 1220 km/hr is the speed of sound at sea level.

  105. struth

    ooh, I meant President Trump, (peace be upon him)………………

  106. Empire 5:5

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2966556, posted on March 22, 2019 at 9:35 am
    ScoMo pushing a VFT in light of the California fiasco means he’s either ignorant or lying.

    Any bookies in the house?

  107. Roger

    NZ to broadcast Muslim call to prayer.
    On Easter Sunday will NZ broadcast ‘He has risen’?

    NZ, like Australia & the UK, has largely forgotten its Christian patrimony.

    As we have seen in Australia and the UK, that ignorance soon turns to hatred.

    From the UK: Home Office rejects Iranian Christian’s asylum claim, saying Christianity is a violent religion.

  108. Cassie of Sydney

    Has anyone else noticed that Dumbers never answers a question.

  109. Fat Tony

    notafan
    #2966597, posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:17 am
    ……I don’t know whether they realise is that within the shortest time possible it will become what they or their parents allegedly fled or they are merely delusional.

    They haven’t fled it, they want to spread it.

  110. Arky

    I note you said you needed to torque the bolts down but didn’t use a torque wrench,

    ..
    I don’t need one.
    I remember the torque from when I disassemerated it eight weeks ago.
    Those bolts all have split pins in ’em and are not done as tight as yer modern engine bearing caps.

  111. Roger

    Has anyone else noticed that Dumbers never answers a question.

    Yes.

  112. Arky

    Although I have been working out lately, which might throw my calibration out.

  113. Empire 5:5

    Jeez Struth; I’m eating morning tea.
    It’s a bit early for musings on MadamTraitor44’s ding-a-ling.

  114. notafan

    , such as Catholic nuns used to wear.

    And many still do

    Perhaps not so often in Australia though I have seen some recently, but very visible in Europe, especially Rome 🙂

  115. stackja

    Roger – Roman Empire Christian persecution was beginning of the end. More empires facing end?
    USA has DT!

  116. Bruce of Newcastle

    Perseveration:

    Perseveration according to psychology, psychiatry, and speech-language pathology, is the repetition of a particular response (such as a word, phrase, or gesture) regardless of the absence or cessation of a stimulus. It is usually caused by a brain injury or other organic disorder.[1]

    Don’t mention the V word.

  117. Johno

    Notafan,
    If you had read the manifesto, you would find that he has said what you just said. Without all the “kill kids and everyone else “. The first part is well written, the second part reminds me of Mein Kampf ,repetitious and boring.

  118. A Lurker

    We all know that the media are a bunch of deceitful lowlifes.
    Well here is proof of it in full, living colour.

  119. Empire 5:5

    Roger
    #2966608, posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Has anyone else noticed that Dumbers never answers a question.

    Yes

    Why do cats continue to pose questions to Mr W in the first person? He’s here to sow discord and seed chaos.
    Talk at it, not to it.

  120. struth

    In other issues.
    It’s very telling that Sco Mo goes on a teenage brainwashing show like the Panel, or whatever it’s called, and speaks to [Edited. Really? Sinc].
    Maybe next you could be interviewed by play school, Sco Mo, and tell all the kiddies why carer one and carer two should vote for you while making a fun hand puppet with an old sock (rather appropriate).

    That he appears on that rancid peer group pressure show, he shows he has no understanding of who should get an interview and has just helped the profile of a Muslim hypocrite and snake oil salesman of the very worst kind to have his profile raised, so he can attack Sco Mo with more power and presence.

    Sco Mo is the dumbest c..nt I have seen for a long while.
    And that is the best excuse he could be given.
    Traitorous left wing career politician selling out to the global socialist UN and well aware of what he is up to, is the only other alternative.

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    Roman Empire Christian persecution was beginning of the end. More empires facing end?
    USA has DT!

    Stackja – Lately I’ve been thinking exactly that about the PRC. Xi has been persecuting Christians with increasing ardor for the last several years even though Christians are taught by the Bible to honour the authorities. As a group of people Christians would be one of the most productive and law abiding there is, yet Xi has decided to bring the hammer down upon them.

    It makes me think there are some serious undercurrents in China that we aren’t hearing about.

    Of course Xi is also persecuting muslims even more ferociously than Christians, but that seems to be for similar ideological reasons.

  122. Roger

    We all know that the media are a bunch of deceitful lowlifes.
    Well here is proof of it in full, living colour.

    “If I were a father and had a daughter who was seduced, I would not despair over her. But if I had a son who became a journalist and continued to remain one for five years, I would give him up.”

    Soren Kierkegaard (+1855)

  123. Empire 5:5

    mh
    #2966595, posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:15 am
    The Catwomen can be pedantic, yet NZ is facing vagicide, not vulvacide.

    As an acide, what’s the difference?

  124. struth

    And while the Liberal party roll around in the sewer of leftism, where is Bernardi?
    He could be all over this like a mad woman’s shit.
    But he’s out there, putting political game play and positioning with Liberal party senators ahead of standing up and fighting.
    In so doing, he loses everything.

  125. Mother Lode

    Someone’s having a lend: 1220 km/hr is the speed of sound at sea level.

    Well, they just have to make sure they don’t build it at sea level.

    Problem solved!

    (I work with a lot of engineers and they are sometimes pole axed by my problem solving skills. Unfortunately the scope documents always somehow rule out the possibility if implementing my ideas.)

  126. notafan

    There you go Johno

    Didn’t want to read it
    didn’t need to read it

    In any case that is is nothing that hasn’t been said here before, countless times

    confine or convert

  127. Roger

    Why do cats continue to pose questions to Mr W in the first person?

    He often rabbits on about the inability of conservatives to hold contradictory ideas, as if that is a fault.

    So I asked him what, as a former educator, he makes of the law of non-contradiction, one of the fundamentals of logic.

    I was trying to educate him. Afaik he never replied. Now I just ignore him.

  128. notafan

    From the UK: Home Office rejects Iranian Christian’s asylum claim, saying Christianity is a violent religion.

    Was the bureaucrat athiest or muslim?

    Toss of the coin there.

  129. stackja

    Notafan – Eastern European knew dictatorship for 50 years. Western countries have to decide do they really want freedom? EU isn’t democratic.

  130. Empire 5:5

    Well, they just have to make sure they don’t build it at sea level.

    ESR (Elevated Supersonic Railway).

    For only eleventy gazillions we will build the infrastructure that enables a rainbow warrior to commute from Prahran to Darlinghurst in less than an hour.
    One way family tickets for as little as 20 large!

  131. Fat Tony

    Mother Lode
    #2966627, posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:35 am
    Someone’s having a lend: 1220 km/hr is the speed of sound at sea level.

    Well, they just have to make sure they don’t build it at sea level.

    Problem solved!

    (I work with a lot of engineers and they are sometimes pole axed by my problem solving skills. Unfortunately the scope documents always somehow rule out the possibility if implementing my ideas.)

    The speed of sound decreases with altitude, so not the solution. Journalists are idiots and don’t understand what they are writing. I think the correct figure was in the body of the article – 220 mph??

    Unfortunately the scope documents always somehow rule out the possibility if implementing my ideas.

    They’re probably being nice to you and using that as an excuse 🙂

  132. notafan

    Stackja it’s it also that Eastern Europe is a lot more familiar with living with islam as they have had them up close and personal in recent history?

    Western Europe saw the back of the last of them after the last of Moriscos were expelled from Spain in 1609, after false conversions and much trouble making for a hundred or so years after the Catholic Kings defeated the moors in Granada.

  133. stackja

    Struth – Cory has wasted what ever time he has on non-issues.

  134. Fat Tony

    stackja
    #2966638, posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:46 am
    Struth – Cory has wasted what ever time he has on non-issues.

    Cory who???

  135. stackja

    Notafan – Again I don’t remember real problems in the world until 9/11. Only isolated events. Now seemingly daily somewhere some Muslim is creating trouble.

  136. Bruce of Newcastle

    The speed of sound decreases with altitude

    Interesting graph. From the wiki. Looks to be almost all temperature related.

    Maybe ScoMo can stick one of these on the front of his VFT to make it go faster.

  137. stackja

    Scomo goes on TV with a Muslim. Trouble. What is their problem with western society?

  138. Mother Lode

    Fat Tony, I really was not being serious.

    I would probably be in hot water if I suggested such a thing.

    In that case I would certainly be wanting to race to a higher altitude where the water boiled at a low enough temperature that it didn’t burn.

    MORE BRILLIANCE!

  139. stackja

    FT – Yes! What a waste!

  140. notafan

    Notafan – Again I don’t remember real problems in the world until 9/11. Only isolated events. Now seemingly daily somewhere some Muslim is creating trouble.

    Definitely muslim versus the rest problems in the former Yugoslavia

    The muslims definitely won that propaganda war

    The Greek genocide was also in living memory until fairly recently.

    And Cyprus

  141. Boambee John

    1735099
    #2966599, posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:18 am
    Has Dumbers yet worked out the difference

    Perseveration.

    You were the one who raised the subject, providing the necessary stimulus to provoke the comment.

    Nice try, fail.

  142. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops that picture link didn’t work even though it worked in preview.
    I’ll try out a feature DDG offers:
    Snow melting train

  143. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2966643, posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:55 am

    The speed of sound decreases with altitude

    Interesting graph. From the wiki. Looks to be almost all temperature related.

    Temperature which alters the density of air, I think density is the most important factor.

  144. Empire 5:5

    Air pressure (altitude) and air temperature determine the density altitude.

    https://www.engineersedge.com/physics/speed_of_sound_13241.htm

  145. stackja

    Almost 850000 vote early for NSW election
    9news.com.au-20 Mar 2019
    The NSW Electoral Commission on Thursday revealed 670,000 people had cast their vote at pre-poll centres, while 23,000 had voted via post,

    Yet last minute ALP stunts by ALP. Too late for these early voters. I voted early, below the line and ignored ALP.

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    A very fast train. From Melbourne to Brisbane in 37 minutes.

    To ease congestion, apparently.

    I wasn’t aware the Hume was that bad.

    Does anyone really believe this? Talk about the boy crying wolf.

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    Temperature which alters the density of air, I think density is the most important factor.

    Mark – The speed of sound tracks temperature in that graph but doesn’t track pressure, which falls from 1 atm to nearly zero at 30 km altitude. Yet the speed of sound at 30 km is the same as at 10 km, despite pressure being less than a tenth of that at 10 km.

  148. Fat Tony

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2966643, posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:55 am
    The speed of sound decreases with altitude

    Interesting graph. From the wiki. Looks to be almost all temperature related.

    From an engineering point of view, I don’t think we would be building a train track higher than Mt Everest, so the altitude and speed of sound relationship is sound; and as Mark A says – density.

  149. dover_beach

    From the UK: Home Office rejects Iranian Christian’s asylum claim, saying Christianity is a violent religion.

    Wow. Just wow.

  150. 1735099

    Some extracts from Yiannopoulos’ WhatsApp –

    “I just sent [the advice] to [Andrew] Bolt asking him to speak to the Minister, not to put it on f—ing TV,” Mr Costas wrote at 5.15pm on January 30.

    “Calling Alan [Jones] tomorrow. I’ll plead. I know he will raise hell if I appeal directly to him,” Mr Yiannopoulos replied on February 2.

    “I have a call booked with Pauline Hanson,” Mr Yiannopoulos wrote on February 4.

    “And Alan Jones is going to war behind the scenes.”

    And it all went pear shaped when the government sniffed the wind after last Friday’s massacre.
    Australians are easy going, but they do eventually draw the line.

  151. Fat Tony

    Australians are easy going, but they do eventually draw the line.

    Total fuckwittery – referring to our government and thinking they represent Australians.

  152. notafan

    How many passenger trips by road from Melbourne to Brisbane?

    seems like it would mostly be trucks and I can’t see how that would substitute to a VFT

    If they are cars of people going on holiday they will still drive, as they want the convenience of the car at the other end

    Business people with appointments in the CDB don’t drive to Melbourne Sydney Brisbane

    Air is much more convenient, and cheaper.

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sorry, I should’ve said pressure is basically density if temperature is the same.

  154. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘some women act like sluts around money’

    Uncomfortable, struth, yet undeniable.

    Hot chicks do not flock around footballers or cricketers or F1 drivers because of their sparkling personalities. Exhibit A – Candace Warner. Does anyone really believe that Candace and her cheating, midget, headbutting houso bogan would really have met in the cucumber aisle at Coles and gone on to be multimillionaires if he hadn’t been handy with a cricket bat? Of course not.

    Unsaid or not, there’s a competition on with the ladies. It relates to perceived status among the group, and I believe on a more primal level the ability for the male, whether he looks like a half-eaten pastie or not, to provide for any unlucky offspring.

    Same exists for any lady hooked up with a male in any job with a hierarchy. Amongst the lady group (let’s call them WAGS, for want of a better analogy) I’ve lost count of the amount of times the wife seems to inherit the hubby’s status in the organisation he works for. The VP’s missus lords it over Bruce from Accounts’ girlfriend, for example. Seen it and seen it and seen it.

    It does not bode well when these people are given the reins to a country.

  155. Fat Tony

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2966662, posted on March 22, 2019 at 11:21 am
    Sorry, I should’ve said pressure is basically density if temperature is the same.

    I don’t think any of us here design supersonic aircraft – my expertise is in the design of light & heavy rail maintenance machinery and cranes.

  156. Overburdened

    FWIW I would recommend the Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse for a number of reasons.

  157. Eyrie

    Struth, after my email interchnage with him yesterday Cory Bernardi is a pussy and a wimp. He won’t fight because he might get dirty and/or offend his delicate sensibilities.
    F’in useless.

  158. cohenite

    struth

    #2966572, posted on March 22, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Your analysis of numbers/sniffy is accurate but you forgot he is, at base, just a condescending bastard; like all lefties.

  159. stackja

    KD – BS married someone’s daughter. Who wears the pants?

  160. Eyrie

    Speed of sound is proportional to square root of absolute temperature in atmosphere.

  161. Knuckle Dragger

    Darwin weather report – pissing down for the first time in weeks.

    Thank you Jeebus. No hot dog selling today.

  162. Bruce of Newcastle

    so the altitude and speed of sound relationship is sound; and as Mark A says – density.

    Fat Tony – Nope. Temperature not density. It’s colder the higher you climb, that slows sound. That’s what the graph is saying.

    The climateers do the same sort of erroneous covariation assumption between CO2 and temperature.

    Anyway its a moot point since the higher the elevation the cooler the temperature up to 10,000 metres. Maybe ScoMo’s VFT would go faster with some global warming.

  163. Knuckle Dragger

    Stack,

    You ever watch ‘Mother and Son’ with Garry McDonald and whatsername in it? That’s how I picture the champion of the wukkas’ relationship at home.

    ‘I say Arthur, I say Arthur…..’

  164. stackja

    Again, Billy Hughes making speech, got egged, he literally went after the egger. Knuckles worn, suit disheveled. Today most politicians are soft.are soft

  165. Overburdened

    Meanwhile an explosion in a pesticide factory in China.
    Best to stay upwind of that.
    Guffaw of the day so far to the observation of a poster being a condescending bastard, as if they are in short supply.

  166. Top Ender

    Darwin has awoken to wall-to-wall rain, heavily overcast conditions, and occasional thunder.

    Plus dire warnings from the newspaper and radio stations about a cyclone to the east – 500 k’s away – and another to the west – even further away.

    However, given the transitory nature of people in the Top End, there are lots of newbies in the place. So this means by the end of the day:

    – Bunnings will sell out of generators
    – the supermarkets will sell out of bread, batteries, candles, and quite a lot of stuff like meat, tinned baked beans and spaghetti and so on
    – also bottled water
    – schools may close early by government directive, bringing chaos to the road system

    However, most suburbs will not lose power even if a cyclone impacted directly, which it won’t for most of the coastline.

    Most people won’t think about the logistics of running a gennie. If they do run it, the thing will run out of juice in a few hours, and they won’t have bought a petrol can. Most of them can’t figure out how to run their frige off it anyway, plus a fan or two and a TV. The real thing that annoys most of them is they can’t run their air-cons, as gennie output is too small. Not that they thought that through when they bought it.

    Bread???

    Cyclone Marcus last year was only a Cat 2 when it hit Darwin. The ensuing chaos went on for months afterwards.

    Just remember – the average IQ is 100, which means half the population is below that.

  167. C.L.

    Next up: a ban on cheer-leaders and sexiness.
    Actually, not next up.
    Now:

    Broncos NRL cheer squad rebranded in bid to ‘desexualise’ performers.

    Cheerleaders no longer, from tonight the young women spurring on the Brisbane Broncos shall be known as dancers, and will ditch the old costumes in favour of a more toned down look, albeit still with the pompoms.

    Broncos dance squad coach Jools Purchase told the ABC for tonight’s home derby against the North Queensland Cowboys the dancers were moving “from a cheerleading look to an athletic look”.

    But for the moment, Ms Purchase is keeping details of the new outfits under wraps.

    Leggings, that’s all I’m going to say — you have to watch,” she said.

    “We’ve actually been trying to change it for a while now, because life happens and we want to desexualise things.”

    Other NRL teams have begun following a similar path with their cheer squads.

    The Canberra Raiders ditched cheerleaders in 2017, and this year the Melbourne Storm is axing the cheer squad in favour of a “street crew” of male and female hip hop and street dancers.

  168. stackja

    KD – Never watched that show. Probably busy doing something else. Will have to look up plots.

  169. C.L.

    Very obviously, the British Home Office is now controlled by Muslims.

  170. stackja

    TE – BOM today reckons all TC are like Tracey. Better hype then get caught out if some damage. Of course ‘AGW’ at work too!

  171. Knuckle Dragger

    I watched a movie about whatever some time ago. In it a woman was addressing a crowded stadium, speaking from a lectern on stage. She confidently said to the masses, ‘If women ran the world there would be NO MORE WAR!’ to cheering, applause and so on.

    That particular moment stuck with me through the years, if for no other reason than for its rank idiocy.

    If people like Roz Ward and Ardern and SHY were given command of nations, not only would there still be wars, but there would be many, many more. Further, those wars would makes the Crusades and the Khans’ invasions of the Mideast and Europe look like polite afternoons at chess, or whist.

    The reasons for the wars wouldn’t be over land or ideology or water or trade routes or raw materials.

    They’d be over who wore the same dress at which UN function or other, who was the biggest hunk/slut on the latest instalment of MAFS, taste in furnishings, whose hubby eyed off who over cocktails and so on.

    Despite the latest craze of foot-stomping an opponent when he’s down, most blokes retain the capacity to have a good old-fashioned punch on in the pub carpark, before shaking hands at the end and having a beer together. No such civility exists with the ladies. They’re like the Syrian Army soldier who cut the heart out of a newly-dead rebel and ate it in front of his colleagues and the world.

    Apologies to the gentler lady Cats. But in the words of the late great Darth Vader,

    ‘Look inside yourself. You know it to be true.’

  172. stackja

    C.L. – UK HO probably just leftists quislings.

  173. notafan

    The ghastly video shows how barbaric the Syrian civil war can be. A man, said to be a well-known rebel fighter, carves into the body of a government soldier and cuts out his heart and liver. “I swear to God we will eat your hearts out, you soldiers of Bashar.

  174. notafan

    All men are the same

    All women are the same

    Like I said the obverse of the feminazi coin

  175. 1735099

    Notafan – Again I don’t remember real problems in the world until 9/11.

    Nor do I, and I’ve around a bit longer than most here.
    I studied Islam (comparative religion) at U of Q back in the early 70s, and it was seen then as the religion of peace. We had coexisted peacefully with all sects of Islam all my lifetime. I have worked with Muslims, and at one stage a Muslim GP cared for myself and family with expertise and sensitivity.
    I have taught beside Muslims, and had a gentle and competent Muslim woman on staff for a while at one of my schools.

    Everything changed after 9/11.
    Over 3000 US (and other) citizens were killed in the terror attacks, and the primitive vengeful attack on Iraq cost the lives of 288000 Iraqi civilians and 4424 US service personnel (including both killed in action and non-hostile) and 31,952 wounded in action (WIA).

    The rise and fall of ISIS followed, something which was a direct consequence of the destruction of culture and civilian infrastructure precipitated by military intervention.

    Bin Ladin was an evil genius, and he used asymmetric warfare with unprecedented success.

    Violence begets violence, as was so tragically demonstrated in Christchurch one week ago today.

  176. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘If women ran the world there would be NO MORE WAR!’ to cheering, applause and so on.

    Margaret Thatcher? Indira Gandhi? Golda Meir?

  177. Knuckle Dragger

    C.L.;

    ‘Jools Purchase’?

    Surely, surely someone’s having a lend. Then again, that’s what I thought when Safe Schools raised its leprous head.

    Should I be aroused by a the assembled local branch of the CWA, will they be banned too?

    Madness. All to appease an infinitesimal and insignificant section of society.

  178. Empire 5:5

    Broncos dance squad coach Jools Purchase told the ABC for tonight’s home derby against the North Queensland Cowboys the dancers were moving “from a cheerleading look to an athletic look”

    The Brisbane Cameltoes.

  179. bespoke

    Gab and others are justifiably frustrated at people responding to 1735099 for its futility. They are right it is and it may be my ego that I cant let this level of conative dissonance go.

    1735099
    #2966568, posted on March 22, 2019 at 9:53 am
    Free speech is hardly your forte
    If true, I’m in fine company here.
    I’ve lost count of the number of times the Doomlord has been asked to boot me because I don’t conform to the Catallaxy orthodoxy.

    Do’s Sinc notify him when a request is made? And this after he publicly suggesting to that Sinc should ban others.

    1735099
    #2966466, posted on March 22, 2019 at 7:30 am
    The historical reference to the tradition you posted and lack of condemnation is enough for me.
    So if I make an historical reference to an incident, I support it.
    By that logic, if I mention Hitler, I’m a Nazi.
    Only on Catallaxy……

    Not long ago 1735099 was claiming Trump of referencing mein kampf in his speeches.

  180. Boambee John

    C.L.
    #2966684, posted on March 22, 2019 at 11:44 am
    Very obviously, the British Home Office is now controlled by Muslims.

    So, much like our Immigration Department then?

  181. notafan

    You are right CL

    the quoting from revelations smacks of deeply offended muslim

    and as gateway pundit points out

    it is the same UK that

    Meanwhile, the UK welcomed 400 ISIS fighters back home into the country in 2017.

  182. stackja

    2GB news just played Muslim call to prayers as first item. I hit off switch.

  183. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Brisbane Cameltoes’

    *sniggers*

  184. Bruce of Newcastle

    Meanwhile an explosion in a pesticide factory in China.

    Seven news just now said ‘fertilizer factory’ which I took to mean someone’s ammonium nitrate silo exploded. Reached Richter 2.2 apparently.

    Here in Ncl three quarters of a million tonnes of NH4NO3 is manufactured each year, on Kooragang Island. They’re allowed to store 10,000 tonnes at any one time, so if it goes up all at once we’ll have a Hiroshima level detonation.

  185. Knuckle Dragger

    Stack,

    Surely not. Really?

  186. notafan

    outback Queensland is not at the borders of the muslim and west

    muslims tend to be very meek when they number in the handful and besides which there is no doubt that most of first wave middle class migrants were genuinely glad to exist toxic muslim countries

    plenty of secularised Persians at my daughter’s catholic school too

  187. Gab

    Wouldn’t it be lovely if every time a Christian was murdered by a Muslim anywhere in the world, radio stations aired the Pater Noster.

  188. notafan

    Also Roz Ward is most likely a man who has adopted the persona of a women acting somewhat like a gay man

    Very confusing

    I’ve seen a photo of him with his netball team…

    You can ask MV who I think found an original reference to his uni degree

  189. A Lurker

    If women ran the world there would be NO MORE WAR!’ to cheering, applause and so on.

    Boudicca

  190. notafan

    Boudicca

    Nothing wrong with repelling invaders

    even if you lose

  191. Knuckle Dragger

    Former Vicpol Deputy Commissioner Sir Ken Jones has signalled he is ready to give evidence into the imminent Lawyer X RC.

    This is going to be unparalleled. It will be the biggest throwing of idiots under the bus in the history of bus-throwing-under.

    *Rereads post*

    Yup. Makes perfect sense.

  192. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    CALLING ALL NSW CATS

    If you feel you can support the Australian Conservatives in their aims to develop an alternative Party to counter some of the worst of the Liberals, then know that they are asking now for support on the booths in the NSW election tomorrow. Volunteer at their website or even try just turning up and ready to help on the day. According to Cory Bernadi’s latest emails, getting people to cover all booths is proving difficult.

    I think even if you haven’t become a member of this Party, for whatever reason, and have some uncommitted time, then rather than sitting around doing nothing tomorrow, you could comment by your presence handing out How to Votes for them. Cory’s made a brave effort to do something constructive. I will be there and Hairy too has volunteered to scrutineer (he’s done it before, not for AC’s), even though we would both like to see more action from the AC’s calling out climate hysteria. However, we think there is enough in their platform that would be a vast improvement on the Liberals and which might send a message to the Liberals if well enough supported. I know many will still campaign for the LDP, or ON, or the Nationals, or some other claim for a vote, so this is a reminder for those with interests in the AC.

    Even if you can’t or don’t wish to help out personally, and even if there is no AC’s candidate in your electorate, do consider giving AC’s a vote for the Upper House.

    Over and out now for political gee-ups from me. Hope Sinc is OK with me putting out this call.

  193. Mater

    Nor do I, and I’ve around a bit longer than most here.
    I studied Islam (comparative religion) at U of Q back in the early 70s, and it was seen then as the religion of peace.

    You also studied Political History at U of Q in the seventies, and yet still believed ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ to be a work of fiction.

    It says more about U of Q than anything else.

  194. rickw

    Jackson Williams @jacksonw____
    Lots of women in New Zealand are wearing headscarves today to show support for the Muslim community @SkyNewsAust

    Kiwi women voting for FGM.

    Business opportunity for Tailgunner.

  195. C.L.

    Former Vicpol Deputy Commissioner Sir Ken Jones has signalled he is ready to give evidence

    He’ll give it whether he’s ready or not.

  196. Snoopy

    C.L.
    #2966684, posted on March 22, 2019 at 11:44 am
    Very obviously, the British Home Office is now controlled by Muslims.

    Following the example of the Foreign Office, long a redoubt of ‘Arabists’, but the Home Office likely has the real thing since they are so readily available.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    Jones will not be a reluctant witness.

    An outspoken critic of the Overland regime’s penchant for fudging crime stats for the Government on election eves, as well as the practice of recruiting criminal barristers as informants, he resigned in protest – rightly refusing to work in such a toxic, damaging environment.

    He would be a most suitable replacement for Fatty, but Dan won’t have a bar of it.

  198. 132andBush

    and yet still believed ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ to be a work of fiction.

    Correction: He still believes.

  199. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I don’t conform to the Catallaxy orthodoxy.

    Numbers deliberately ignores the header on the site: ‘libertarian and centre-right blog’

    There is nothing libertarian or centre-right about Numbers. Nothing. He’s here to troll. It takes time and energy to constantly point this out to him; that his assumptions and premises are neither libertarian nor centre-right, that as with M0nty, he makes no effort to comprehend or see value in those positions. He’s not here to learn by some Socratic process, he’s simply trolling.

  200. Mindfree

    Broncos dance squad coach Jools Purchase told the ABC for tonight’s home derby against the North Queensland Cowboys the dancers were moving “from a cheerleading look to an athletic look”

    I think this would suit the Wallabies perfectly

  201. Baldrick

    Baldrick
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #2966728, posted on March 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Yes, it seems we’re no longer allowed to speak his name.
    Brenton Tar-Rant

  202. Geriatric Mayfly

    Scott Morrison has clashed with The Project host Waleed Aly over claims of ­Islamophobia within the government | WATCH The Oz

    The accompanying pic shows Morro sitting with his legs crossed and the sole of his shoein Squalid’s line of sight. Industrial grade provocation.

  203. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The rise and fall of ISIS followed,

    So what caused the murderous attacks on the World Trade Centre previously, and then again in 2001? Islam was never simply peaceful; always a smouldering mass of outrage and anger at the West, and with Iran leading the fundamentalist push. Egypt and Turkey too not without problems with Islam, even then. Iraq was part of the problem and Saddam was no solution; he had to go, in a job that should have taken place after Kuwait.

  204. Fat Tony

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2966701, posted on March 22, 2019 at 12:04 pm
    Here in Ncl three quarters of a million tonnes of NH4NO3 is manufactured each year, on Kooragang Island. They’re allowed to store 10,000 tonnes at any one time, so if it goes up all at once we’ll have a Hiroshima level detonation.

    Is that 10,000 tonnes stored in one location?

    With regard to the speed of sound at different levels, I reasoned that, while the speed at sea level is ~ 1220 km/hr and since sound doesn’t travel in a vacuum, the speed in a vacuum (outer space) would be zero.
    Any other factors like temperature etc would cause variations, but the dominating trend would be based on density. Vacuum density = o, vel of sound = 0

    How fast would sound travel in a cold vacuum as opposed to a hot vacuum?

  205. Confused Old Misfit

    How fast would sound travel in a cold vacuum as opposed to a hot vacuum?

    Ask the Brain!

  206. Fat Tony

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2966738, posted on March 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    How fast would sound travel in a cold vacuum as opposed to a hot vacuum?

    Ask the Brain!

    From the article linked to:

    “The grey blob was composed of about two million organised neurons, which is similar to the human foetal brain at 12 to 13 weeks. ”

    Did they get the “grey blob” from where I think they got it? Anyone know?

  207. Des Deskperson

    ‘The Canberra Raiders ditched cheerleaders in 2017,’

    The Canberra Raiders receive a taxpayer funded subsidy of around $2.5 million pa. They were recently granted $5 million from the same source to build a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in North canberra.

    It is interesting to speculate on whether these grants have been used by the ultra-woke ACT Labor-Greens government to leverage this sort of thing. I suspect it probably wasn’t even necessary.

    In the meantime, Raiders management does all it can to protect its players from the consequences of their ‘toxic masculine’ behaviour on the streets of Canberra.

  208. Confused Old Misfit

    The scientists used a new method to grow the miniature brain from human stem cells, which allowed the organoid to reach a more sophisticated stage of development than previous experiments. The latest blob shows similarities, in terms of the variety of neurons and their organisation, to the human foetal brain at 12-16 weeks of pregnancy.

  209. Mitch M.

    It makes me think there are some serious undercurrents in China that we aren’t hearing about.

    Serpentez(ADV China) on Youtube has left China because those undercurrents are becoming torrents. Non-Chinese are being pushed out the country on various contrivances, there are crackdowns on Chinese citizens that would have us marching in the streets. Statues and monuments in the old Soviet style and popping up in cities. It looks like an increasingly authoritarian environment where one false move can result in a mountain of grief.

    You are correct Bruce. Hard to know where this is leading except we can assume it is not a path to a good place.

  210. Knuckle Dragger

    Evidently Ben Fordham smacked up the Rendezview coven this morning on TV in relation to the Tayla Harris AFLchick self-generated furore.

    He put up an Instagram pic of Dustin Martin in action and related several of the comments, the vast majority of whom were females. They included, but were not limited to:

    ‘I want to take him home’

    ‘I taught him that move last night’

    ‘Have my children’

    ‘Sexy bitch’

    ‘Get your lips around those thighs’

    This was treated by a litany of ‘err, umm’ from the rest of the panel, who finished with ‘but it’s different because he’s a bloke’.

    Good enough for the goose (Martin, Capper, every VFL/AFL player for the past 30 years) then good enough for the gander I say.

    Hypocrisy writ large.

  211. 1735099

    Iraq was part of the problem and Saddam was no solution; he had to go, in a job that should have taken place after Kuwait.

    What “problem”?

    Iraq was invaded on a discredited lie, and we have been living the consequences since.
    The unconscious arrogance embedded in the notion that the USA always has the right to interfere in the Middle East is beyond breathtaking.

  212. Here in Ncl three quarters of a million tonnes of NH4NO3 is manufactured each year, on Kooragang Island. They’re allowed to store 10,000 tonnes at any one time, so if it goes up all at once we’ll have a Hiroshima level detonation.

    Wow. I’ve seen the mess a 100g of NH4NO3 can create.
    I wouldn’t want to live next door to 10,000 tonnes.
    (Or maybe I would, better than living on the edge of the blast radius.)

  213. Top Ender

    1735099, what would you have done after 9/11, if you’d been the US President?

  214. Infidel Tiger

    Iraq was part of the problem and Saddam was no solution; he had to go, in a job that should have taken place after Kuwait.

    Bullshit.

    Invading Iraq was the greatest foreign policy mistake since the Treaty Of Versailles.

  215. Mitch M.

    Bullshit.

    Invading Iraq was the greatest foreign policy mistake since the Treaty Of Versailles.

    Dubya just wanted to show Daddy that he too could be a tough guy.

  216. Zatara

    Again I don’t remember real problems in the world until 9/11.

    If you are referring to a lack of islamic terror attacks pre 9/11 you apparently weren’t paying attention.

    A few examples:
    More airline hijackings that I care to list.
    1972 Munich Olympics massacre
    1978 Tel Aviv, hijacking of bus and massacre by PLO
    1978 Abdan Iran, A group of four Islamist militants bar the doors of a cinema and set the cinema on fire. 400+ die.
    1979 Attack on and seizure of the US Embassy Tehran. Hostages held for 444 days.
    1982–1991 Thirty US and other Western hostages kidnapped in Lebanon by Hezbollah. Some were killed, some died in captivity, and some were eventually released. Terry Anderson was held for 2,454 days.
    1982 Sydney. Bombing of the Israeli Consulate and a J-ish football club.
    1983 Kuwait US Embassy bombing
    1983 Beirut US Embassy bombing
    1983 Beirut barracks bombings (305 victims. 241 U.S. peacekeepers, 58 French peacekeepers and 6 civilians)
    1984 Beirut Embassy annex bombing
    1985 Madrid Spain, restaurant bombing
    1985 Achille Lauro hijacking and executions
    1985–86 Paris attacks, a series of over a dozen bombings.
    1986 TWA flight 840 bombed in flight to Athens
    1986 Bombing of disco club in Germany
    1988 Lockerbie bombing (Pan Am flt 103)
    1993 World Trade Center Bombing
    1994 Bombing of Philippine Air flt 434
    1996 Khobar Towers bombing
    1996 Islamist gunmen shoot up the Europa hotel in Cairo
    1998 United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi
    2000 Bombing of USS Cole

  217. Johno

    Afghanistan should have been invaded,Bin Laden defeated and then the country left to the Afghanis.
    Iraq was best left to the Arabs.

  218. calli

    Baldrick
    #2966732, posted on March 22, 2019 at 12:38 pm
    Baldrick
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #2966728, posted on March 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Yes, it seems we’re no longer allowed to speak his name.
    Brenton Tar-Rant

    And that, my friends, is how easy it is to “disappear” someone.

  219. calli

    Just as well tarantella has only one ‘r’. Otherwise I would be forced to dance the flamenco.

  220. Speedbox

    (Or maybe I would, better than living on the edge of the blast radius.)

    Many years ago I was reading this gloomy article which (talking about a nuclear exchange) said that it was preferable to live nearer to a primary target and be instantly vaporised rather than being spared and enduring the horror of survival.

  221. Arky

    Brenton Tar-Rant
    And that, my friends, is how easy it is to “disappear” someone.

    ..
    Disgraceful.
    The adults are all gone. We are a joke.

  222. mizaris

    Again I don’t remember real problems in the world until 9/11

    Armenia.

  223. Percy Popinjay

    A very fast train. From Melbourne to Brisbane in 37 minutes

    Has Goose Morristeen borrowed Waffles Turnbuckle’s edict that “the liberal pardee is not bound by the laws of physics”?

    “It’s the VFT that made the Mosquebourne to Burqabane run in eleventy gazillion parsecs.”

  224. Johno

    My main objection to all the wars the US has fought this century is the stupid ROEs . See your enemy,kill your enemy. You do not ring a bloody lawyer on the other side of the world.

  225. Fat Tony

    Top Ender
    #2966762, posted on March 22, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    1735099, what would you have done after 9/11, if you’d been the US President?

    Make Mecca and Medina’s craters glow in the dark for 10,000 years.

    The there would not have been the propensity to shout “Allahu Akbar” cos, obviously, Allah wasn’t greater than the others’ god.

  226. Percy Popinjay

    More airline hijackings that I care to list.
    1972 Munich Olympics massacre
    1978 Tel Aviv, hijacking of bus and massacre by PLO
    1978 Abdan Iran, A group of four Islamist militants bar the doors of a cinema and set the cinema on fire. 400+ die.
    1979 Attack on and seizure of the US Embassy Tehran. Hostages held for 444 days.
    1982–1991 Thirty US and other Western hostages kidnapped in Lebanon by Hezbollah. Some were killed, some died in captivity, and some were eventually released. Terry Anderson was held for 2,454 days.
    1982 Sydney. Bombing of the Israeli Consulate and a J-ish football club.
    1983 Kuwait US Embassy bombing
    1983 Beirut US Embassy bombing
    1983 Beirut barracks bombings (305 victims. 241 U.S. peacekeepers, 58 French peacekeepers and 6 civilians)
    1984 Beirut Embassy annex bombing
    1985 Madrid Spain, restaurant bombing
    1985 Achille Lauro hijacking and executions
    1985–86 Paris attacks, a series of over a dozen bombings.
    1986 TWA flight 840 bombed in flight to Athens
    1986 Bombing of disco club in Germany
    1988 Lockerbie bombing (Pan Am flt 103)
    1993 World Trade Center Bombing
    1994 Bombing of Philippine Air flt 434
    1996 Khobar Towers bombing
    1996 Islamist gunmen shoot up the Europa hotel in Cairo
    1998 United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi
    2000 Bombing of USS Cole

    Yes but apart from that short list of regrettable incidents above, islam has always been known (clearly, for very good reasons) as the religion o’ peace.

    If you’re an obtuse appalling staggeringly ignorant braindead ahistorical dunderhead, that is.

  227. struth

    What do you mean I’m not allowed to say Brenton Tar rant?
    Am I still allowed to say Farhad Mohammed> the Curtis Cheng killer?

    Why of course you are, Struth, but of course.

    A bit busy today, does anyone have a link to the story of UK banning Christians?

  228. calli

    Am I still allowed to say Farhad Mohammed> the Curtis Cheng killer?

    A week ago, Seven had a reporter outside the Curtis Cheng Centre in Parramatta talking about the unfolding horrors in NZ.

    The irony was lost on them.

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