Monday Forum: March 25, 2019

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  1. Notafan

    Maybe it’s just the type of women you hang around with KD.

  2. Tom

    I heard this on the radio this morning — the best-cooked love song of the past decade by Sam Smith. Beautiful. And tragic.

  3. cohenite

    IPA reports on Peter Ridd’s first day of court:

    At about 9.30am this morning Peter entered the court with his wife Cheryl and his legal team headed by Stuart Wood QC. Inside the court the public gallery was full and a number of Peter’s former students were there as a show of support for Peter.

    Stuart Wood QC opened the case for Peter by outlining what it was that Peter had said about the Great Barrier Reef and climate change to which JCU had objected. As you’ll recall it was in Peter’s chapter in the IPA’s book Climate Change: The Facts 2017 that Peter questioned the quality of the science behind the orthodox view that climate change was ‘killing’ the Great Barrier Reef. When Peter was interviewed by the media, including by Alan Jones on Sky News, Peter had simply restated what he’d previously written.

    Wood pointed out that under the terms of his employment with JCU, as set out in the university’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, Peter had the specific right to speak about academic and scientific matters within his area of expertise. Wood also told the court that the ‘confidentiality’ directions that JCU had tried to impose on Peter created a ‘Star Chamber’ (Wood’s words) environment whereby Peter was not even allowed to tell his wife that JCU was taking action against him.

    JCU’s argument in essential terms is that Peter had breached the university’s code of conduct by discussing matters outside of his expertise and that he had failed to protect the ‘integrity and reputation’ of the university.

    Tomorrow Peter will be in the witness box.

  4. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bolt, One Nation did nothing illegal at the time and Hanson, who voted for making this sort of thing illegal, indicates she had no support for changed semi-auto gun laws. But Bolt rightly decries the attempt to get NRA lobby money. Now interviewing Ashby and Dixon re their American discussions.

    They now say ‘no context’ to Al Jazeera’s piece and ask for the whole transcript, saying ‘we took this bloke on face value’ and claim they did nothing wrong ‘acting appropriately’ seeking funds not from NRA but ‘another donor’ only doing what Lib and Lab parties do, as they also seek funding from ‘overseas organisations’. For myself, I think they were in the wrong seeking foreign money. They thought this man was a ‘proprietor of Gun Laws Australia’. Hmmmm. They are very much on the defensive, had a few drinks, no different to other parties, mistakes with a ‘figure of speech’ etc. They now point back to Al Jazeera who may be setting others up, and that they are interfering via a ‘set up’.

    Don’t engage in political discussion unless you wish to be quoted. Hairy’s advice, and same goes for emails and even phone calls.

  5. Muddy

    cohenite
    #2971157, posted on March 26, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Vegans invade farmer’s property and the police do nothing.

    “Media supported economic vandals trespass on PONC’s (Person of No Consequence/Colour) property and police do nothing.”
    Sorry, I had to be pedantic there.

    (Notice the soft-framing use of ‘vegan’ in the original headline?).

  6. egg_

    Wasn’t the NRA interview with Ashby a set up by Aljazeera?
    Secretly recorded and now being drip fed to embarrass PHON.
    No involvement by NRA as I understand it.

    Was our National Broadcaster colluding with ISIS sympathisers?

  7. JC

    And tragic.

    For him? Yea, naaa.

  8. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Al Jazeera have now been referred to the Australian Federal Police re Muslim country intervention into elections in Western countries, say these two in defense also.

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    They’re the kind of women everyone hangs around with, Nota.

    They’ll tell you themselves, if you ask them.

    Allow yourself half an hour for the response.

  10. jupes

    Unlike some of the Regs I was serving with at the time, I knew exactly where the Cambodian border was.

    Yeah sure you did. No doubt you brought your own maps.

    You’ve overlooked the fact that the sound of the kind of round the clock saturation bombing that was underway at the time could be heard when conditions were right, from that distance.

    So despite all the ordinance being dropped and fired within Vietnam itself at the time, in addition to the muffling effects of the topography, jungle and fucking Saigon between you and the Cambodian border 120 km away, you – Private Numbers – could discern not only the location but the type of aircraft dropping the bombs. Fuck off you lying idiot.

    I’m confused why you believe referring to the bombing of Cambodia is “bagging the US”. Are you inferring that it never happened?

    No. You used the lie about listening to the bombing of Cambodia as well as other bullshit anecdotes in order to bag the US.

  11. stackja

    Tom
    #2971153, posted on March 26, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Menzies built an organisation. Of course today, few probably listen to the radio or read newspapers, and few journalists anyway don’t support non-Unions/ALP. Unions/ALP have more money then when Menzies started. Yes millions of dollars needed. And anyone who doesn’t support Unions/ALP won’t openly support any non-Union/ALP organisation and anyway electoral laws demand names of donors. Those donors who support non-Unions/ALP face big problems.

  12. dover_beach

    It’s amusing how an age that produced the genocide of the Vendée, the political murders of the French Revolution, the Armenian and Greek genocide in Asia Minor, the political murders of the Russian Revolution, the Great Terror, Holodomor and Gulags, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, Year Zero and the Khmer Rouge, and the like, and yet we still speak of ‘medieval barbarity and horror’.

    Just amazing.

  13. feelthebern

    It breaks my heart, but I plan on boycotting the 2022 world cup in Qatar.
    Former ACTU boss Sharan Burrow runs some international union movement & what they’ve been reporting about the slave labour building the stadium in Qatar.
    The first world cup I remember was Italia ’90.
    Watched everyone since.
    Missing Qatar 2022 is worth 25 years of Lent.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    Jupes.

    You’ve missed an important point.

    ‘And the sound of the B52s dropping bombs 120km away while I was getting a foot massage from Mama-san still chills me to my feet’ doesn’t have the same ring to it.

  15. Empire 5:5

    BUDAPEST, Hungary – The alleged ISIS commander charged here last week with taking part in 20 beheadings obtained a special refugee passport in Greece that gave him air travel access to much of Europe, according to Gyorgy Bakondi, a senior advisor to Hungary’s prime minister’s office.

    The revelation about the bestowal of such refugee benefits on an accused ISIS commander raises questions about terrorist exploitation of the so-called refugee “right to travel” embossed in a 1951 international treaty, allowing those approved for refugee status to move about freely in Europe and elsewhere.

    https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/isis-commander-arrested-in-hungary-held-refugee-passport-enabling-unrestricted-air-travel/

  16. The alleged ISIS commander charged here last week with taking part in 20 beheadings obtained a special refugee passport in Greece that gave him air travel access to much of Europe,

    Any suggestions for the type of aircraft that Hungary should provide for this gentleman?

  17. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    For argument sakes … let’s suppose you could hear it … how did you manage to triangulate where this distant sound was coming from? I generally find with thunder and other similar noises that it’s quite difficult to even know which direction they are coming from, let alone the exact distance.

    It’s possible if the bombs were big. Quick google search shows that very large explosions can be heard in the 100 to 100s of kms. Direction on the other hand…

  18. Roger

    …yet we still speak of ‘medieval barbarity and horror’.

    Just amazing.

    Unlike our technology, human nature doesn’t change, let alone improve.

    Dispensing with original sin was/is one of progressive liberalism’s most dangerous mis-steps.

  19. Tom

    For him? Yea, naaa.

    JC, wifey is very lucky to be married to an alfa who would never dream of betraying her.

    But the world is full of arseholes like the prick portrayed in that video. (Thankfully, Sam Smith just imagined the story he wrote about in the song. He wasn’t the arsehole).

  20. Tintarella di Luna

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2970864, posted on March 26, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve sent them an email asking the same question.

    Well done

  21. Arky

    I think Trump has played rope- a- dope with the opposition.
    To perfection. They have bombed away at him for two years thinking they were causing him damage, but really only punching themselves out.
    He taunted them and kept signalling for them to come at him. Superb performances.
    They look really stupid and can’t understand what happened.
    He is about to come off the ropes, and their arms are limp, like spaghetti.

  22. For argument sakes … let’s suppose you could hear it … how did you manage to triangulate where this distant sound was coming from? I generally find with thunder and other similar noises that it’s quite difficult to even know which direction they are coming from, let alone the exact distance.

    As my memoir explains quite clearly, we didn’t know what we were hearing, but on return to base (after Operation Finschhafen) we heard about the American offensive. We assumed that the increased amount of ordinance we had become aware of, which sounded like distant thunder, was related to the offensive. There had been an increase in the frequency and intensity of bombing, and we had noticed it. I still have letters I wrote referring to it. My mother bundled them up and gave them to me on RTA. The words I used when writing to my parents were – “The Yanks are up to something pretty big, but nobody knows exactly what.” For the amateur historians, that constitutes a primary source.
    When you’re patrolling and ambushing 24/7 in the scrub, your senses become alert to changes. Operation Finschhafen lasted nine weeks.

    From my memoir –

    In April 1970, in an area about 100 kilometers East of the Cambodian border near the famous “Parrot’s Beak”, a sound like distant thunder woke me from an uncomfortable daylight doze.

    Old mate doesn’t like my opinions, so he uses a vile smear.
    That’s beneath contempt.

  23. Steve Dixon can pick em.
    Apparently, it all depends on the wearing of an Akubra.

  24. Muddy

    dover_beach
    #2971174, posted on March 26, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    … and yet we still speak of ‘medieval barbarity and horror’.
    Just amazing.

    Indeed.
    The greatest crime, however, is to think that we know the difference.

  25. feelthebern

    People underestimate Trump.
    He’s a New York property developer.
    He has litigation breakfast, lunch & dinner.
    Some Aussies might have a property dispute, family court, business dispute.
    Most Aussies go through life never seeing a solicitor.
    For him, a period of non-litigation is not normal.

  26. calli

    Yet Saudi Arabia claims a place on UN human rights committees and lectures us.

    I will not be lectured by that teatowel.

    They can burn for that.

  27. stackja

    Sarah Sanders
    ‏Verified account
    @PressSec
    7 hours ago
    Mueller Madness! Which of the angry and hysterical @realDonaldTrump haters got it most embarrassingly wrong? #YouDecide

    Vote at [email protected]

  28. feelthebern

    New York property developers provision for litigation.
    Just like tech companies & pharma.

  29. feelthebern

    Old mate doesn’t like my opinions, so he uses a vile smear.
    That’s beneath contempt.

    Lying about tipping in the US.
    That’s beneath contempt.

  30. Tintarella di Luna

    ‘No further delays’: Labor to push super up to 12 per cent
    Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has put employers on notice, pledging there will be no further delays in increasing compulsory superannuation payments to 12 …

    Well that will mean at least two people will lose their jobs in our small business. Should I break it to them now or wait?

  31. dover_beach

    They look really stupid and can’t understand what happened.
    He is about to come off the ropes, and their arms are limp, like spaghetti.

    In case you missed it, Trump entering the White House on Saturday morning.

  32. Snoopy

    TheirABC is broadcasting Al-Jazeera’s secretly recorded PHON/NRA tapes. Who has edited the tapes? The Qatar government? Al-Jazeera? Rodger Muller? TheirABC?

    Will TheirABC declare who did? Does TheirABC even know or care?

  33. Boambee John

    increased amount of ordinance we had become aware of,

    That would be ordnance.

  34. Diogenes

    You heard something from 120kms away?
    numbers, if you lied about your tipping experience in the US, how do I know you’re not lying about hearing bombing from 120kms away?

    Possible
    It was said the big guns of the Somme could be heard in London (well over 120 km away).
    Reportedly the 20 mines blowing at Messines in 1917 could be heard in London & Dublin.
    It was also said the bombardment at Normandy 1944 could be heard in Southern England.

    Those BUFFs could drop lotsa bombs and thus lots of noise. 80* 500 pounders or 51 bombs of Mk. 82 (750) or Mk. 84 (500) both internally (27) and externally (24) – A squadron of 12 would be the equivalent of 1/3rd of the Messines mines.

    That’s about the same as being able to hear the NYE Sydney fireworks while sitting on the beach at Wollongong. I admit I’ve never tried it, but kind of sounds doubtful.

    Last time I looked the concussion from the Sydney fireworks do not pulverise bones & liquefy organs in the same way real bombs do. Mum told of coming out of the air raid shelters after Gomorrah Raids in Hamburg and seeing exsanguinated corpses who were sitting in stairways leading into the shelter not torn to shreds by shrapnel (and she saw a lot of this after other raids) or suffocated by smoke, but when lifted were completely ‘boneless’ as the bones were literally turned to powder.

  35. Snoopy

    Fuck me dead that ABC report on One Nation is a disgrace. “Calling on the AFP to prove they were duped”?

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    TheirABC is broadcasting Al-Jazeera’s secretly recorded PHON/NRA tapes.

    The ABC abetting a hostile power in time of war.
    When did we remove capital punishment?
    That’s ok, they can be sent to supermax.
    I’m fine with that.
    The cell with the guy who likes to carve words in people’s foreheads has a free bed available.

  37. Snoopy

    The real scandal is TheirABC colluding with the Qatar government to destroy a legally constituted Australian political party.

  38. Herodotus

    According to Bolt the tape is heavily edited and they weren’t actually talking to the NRA. Nor were they offering what they are said to be offering, nor was it illegal to solicit funds at the time, only later – under a law that Pauline voted for.
    On Credlin, the QLD talkback radio guys said people up there didn’t give a stuff, they love One Nation anyway.
    It’s fair enough to say that these guys are cowboys, but it’s also fair enough to say that GetUp and Greens have dubious funding sources.

  39. bespoke

    Old mate doesn’t like my opinions, so he uses a vile smear.
    That’s beneath contempt.

    Calling five million Americans terrorist is just bat shit crazy, When is your manifesto out?

  40. Snoopy

    Meanwhile Alan Kohler gets paid to feature a link to his business on TheirABC.

  41. and fucking Saigon between you and the Cambodian border 120 km away, you – Private Numbers – could discern not only the location but the type of aircraft dropping the bombs. Fuck off you lying idiot.

    “Fucking Saigon” has nothing to do with anything.
    Read my account again.
    Get the sequence through your thick head.
    We heard the sound of bombing to the West, much more intense than we had heard prior, and given that we knew there was an American offensive (which was all over the media at the time – even AF Radio) we assumed (correctly as it turns out) that we were hearing the Cambodian offensive. If you weren’t aware that B52s weren’t the type of aircraft doing the bombing, you were probably the only person in country who wasn’t.

    I’ll give you a little bit of advice.

    When somebody disagrees with you, calling them a “liar” changes nothing. It’s a cop out used by individuals lacking the capacity to argue rationally.

  42. jupes

    Possible
    It was said the big guns of the Somme could be heard in London (well over 120 km away).
    Reportedly the 20 mines blowing at Messines in 1917 could be heard in London & Dublin.
    It was also said the bombardment at Normandy 1944 could be heard in Southern England.

    This is all true, though the topography and vegetation are different from Vietnam. Jungle, hills and cities muffle sound much more than flat, open fields and large bodies of water.

    Numbers made up that stupid anecdote for the sole reason of bagging the yanks by linking them to alleged war crimes. The despicable turd.

  43. calli

    Diogenes – I did not know that. I have read a lot of books about air raids and the aftermath, but not such a sensible description of how and why people died from blast injuries.

    Terrible stuff.

  44. Calling five million Americans terrorist is just bat shit crazy,

    Show me where I described them as terrorists.
    The word I used was “extremist”.

    9/11 was 18 years ago.

  45. Muddy

    Let’s revisit the previous page, just for the sake of nostalgia:
    Muddy
    #2971122, posted on March 26, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    The (Australian) ABC is a media-based front for a cultural insurgency.
    Prove me wrong.

  46. Tintarella di Luna

    Lizzie 2 days countdown, still not Nonni — haven’t been Graced yet.

  47. C.L.

    Ace really hates CNN fat head Brian Stelter. This video he posted today alters Stelter’s voice to make him sound like the deranged beta-male weasel he is. LOL:

  48. Empire 5:5

    The cell with the guy who likes to carve words in people’s foreheads has a free bed available.

    MUMMY

  49. Gab

    JCU’s argument in essential terms is that Peter had breached the university’s code of conduct by discussing matters outside of his expertise and that he had failed to protect the ‘integrity and reputation’ of the university.

    Yes, well, JCU certainly has a reputation but it definitely is not linked to integrity.

  50. dover_beach

    The 2nd amendment is not extremist.

  51. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    On Saturday, around 5,000 concertgoers were evacuated from the Homegrown Music Festival in Wellington because a festival worker reported someone with a ‘far-right’ tattoo.

  52. Pedro the Ignorant

    God almighty.

    Who raised the undead tool from Toowoomba by mentioning Vietnam?

    Endless Rants about conscription and despicable Septics In 3…2…1…

  53. bespoke

    When is your manifesto out, 1735099?
    Did you tell the NRA members at your alleged visit to gun club that they were terrorist?

  54. Tintarella di Luna

    Ace really hates CNN fat head Brian Stelter. This video he posted today alters Stelter’s voice to make him sound like the deranged beta-male weasel he is. LOL:

    C.L. I saw this earlier today — of all the dipstick talking heads on US TV Brian Stelter irritates me the most, even more that horse-faced Rachel Madcow — Stelter’s lying little motor-mouth in the fat head and his shit-eating grin really does get my fists atwitching’ and I am normally not a violent person at all, unless you toucha ma kids.

  55. Eyrie

    “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”
    Barry Goldwater.

  56. Rafiki redux

    Top Ender – maybe too late, but if you are at all interested in the origins of modernist art and architecture, I recomend the Bauhaus museum. It is small, but located in Gropius-designed building. In Berlin, that is.

  57. Numbers made up that stupid anecdote for the sole reason of bagging the yanks by linking them to alleged war crimes.

    What words would you use to describe the bombing of Cambodia?
    You know, the bungled offensive which destroyed what infrastructure existed in Cambodia and eventually drove many Cambodians into the arms of the Khmer Rouge.
    As the Khmer Rouge began to pose a real threat to the Nol government in 1971, the U.S. motive for the bombings shifted from wanting to eliminate North Vietnamese bases to wanting to eliminate Nol’s internal opposition: Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge. Ironically and unfortunately for the U.S., these bombings, that were meant to destroy the Red Khmers, directly led to their rise to power.

    https://sites.google.com/site/thesecretbombingofcambodia/rise-of-the-khmer-rouge-and-pol-pot

  58. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Trump administration has sent a memo to TV producers which contains a list of Russian collusion liars, advising networks to challenge individuals like Rep. Adam Schiff on their “false claims” in future.

    The memo, sent by Trump’s Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh, was sent a day after the Mueller investigation’s conclusion which completely vindicated President Trump.

    It lists Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Eric Swalwell, DNC Chairman Tom Perez and former CIA director John Brennan.

  59. Empire 5:5

    The real scandal is TheirABC colluding with the Qatar government to destroy a legally constituted Australian political party

    Someone at Ultimo has been studying the Deep State playbook. Clearly they haven’t got to the part where OrangeManBad™ weathers the storm.

  60. Roger

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan floated the idea of turning Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque in an interview Sunday.

    The point being that Hagia Sophia – Holy Wisdom – was originally a Christian cathedral.

  61. Pedro the Ignorant

    Oh Lordy.

    It has started.

    I’m off to lean on the bar at the local until numbers wears out and goes to bed.

  62. Snoopy

    Yes, well, JCU certainly has a reputation but it definitely is not linked to integrity.

    True

  63. feelthebern

    Talk about tipping in the US.
    It usually makes numbers scarce.

  64. Empire 5:5

    When somebody disagrees with you, calling them a “liar” changes nothing. It’s a cop out used by individuals lacking the capacity to argue rationally.

    Notwithstanding the impossibility of arguing rationally with someone who is lying.

    Gramsci doesn’t work any more Bob. Now make yourself useful and go flog some books.

  65. Black Ball

    I am a black man who wears a Make America Great Again cap. Possibly only 3 Aboriginal people wear this item, does this make me an extremist as numbers suggests upthread?

  66. cohenite

    Yep, the yanks created the khmer rouge; this is the blowback garbage espoused by the likes of that worm eating worm john pilger: that every thing bad in the world was made by the actions of the US/West via the doctrine of unintended but in hindsight absolutely immutable and inevitable consequences.

    Maybe the grub numbers is john pilger.

  67. vr

    C.L. I saw this earlier today — of all the dipstick talking heads on US TV Brian Stelter irritates me the most, even more that horse-faced Rachel Madcow — Stelter’s lying little motor-mouth in the fat head and his shit-eating grin really does get my fists atwitching’ and I am normally not a violent person at all, unless you toucha ma kids.

    Check out the Tucker Carlson video posted upthread. Watch what he calls Stelter.

  68. Snoopy

    Someone at Ultimo has been studying the Deep State playbook. Clearly they haven’t got to the part where OrangeManBad™ weathers the storm.

    All those Greens voters gathered around the Ultimo water coolers have angrily reaffirmed that they will never ever vote One Nation.

  69. calli

    It makes you (almost) unique.

    And I just know it suits you. 😀

  70. Tintarella di Luna

    I am a black man who wears a Make America Great Again cap. Possibly only 3 Aboriginal people wear this item, does this make me an extremist as numbers suggests upthread?

    The only extreme thing about you Black Ball is your extremely welcome comments which are extremely lively and extremely entertaining — perhaps that makes you an extremist but you’ll need to check with Scott Morrison, he’s the expert on that kind of thing.

  71. max

    If you want to make a difference, get serious.

    Xenophon did it with one stunt after another which achieved his aim of making the evening news. It was pretty simple stuff.

    Plus trading on the idea that he wasn’t a politician scumbag like the others were. It was all very calculated.

  72. Oh come on

    John Brennan Tries to Explain: It’s Not My Fault I Called Trump a Russian Traitor, I Got Bad Information

    Says the former CIA head! Anyway, m0nts. Man up. If Brennan can eat crow (not much but a bit), you can too.

  73. John Constantine

    The scandal is billionaire property developer gulf sheiks with harems and surplus military age male people smuggler criminal syndicates can make a campaign video for the upcoming federal election, backing dogbox apartment developments and mass voter smuggling, then have the abc billion dollar bully pulpit run and promote the foreign fighters campaign video with taxpayer money.

    Comrades.

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Black Ball

    #2971235, posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I am a black man who wears a Make America Great Again cap. Possibly only 3 Aboriginal people wear this item, does this make me an extremist as numbers suggests upthread?

    It makes you a person who wears a hat which bears a slogan which comes closest to summarising your world view.
    No more.
    No less.

  75. Elle

    Black Ball, please tell me about your Aboriginal culture and history. Where do your mob come from?

  76. Overburdened

    Conor MrGregor is gone from the MMA.
    He has declared that he is retired.
    Reading between the lines it seems Dana White is crying about the revenue and glad to be shot of McGregor.
    I think it’s a worry that McGregor has the amount of money he has.
    Just saying with no disrespect to his will, dedication or training.
    I think he is a bit flaky.
    His reckless disregard for the law and the safety of strangers when he and his posse attacked the bus of Khabib Nurmagomedov last October was on full display.
    He is a peacock, and a little off tap.

  77. Snoopy

    At the risk of raising the undead, Koch’s bonce is an irrefutable argument against circumcision.

  78. bespoke

    1735099
    #2971209, posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:32 pm
    Calling five million Americans terrorist is just bat shit crazy,

    Show me where I described them as terrorists.
    The word I used was “extremist”.
    +++

    1735099
    #2970694, posted on March 26, 2019 at 9:59 am
    Because the NRA are batshit crazy.
    They are after all, the US equivalent of the Taliban, and like the Taliban, they must follow sacred writ, even when it applies offshore. The Talibs exported their activity in the same way, albeit with more spectacular results under the stewardship of Osama Bin Laden.
    Both are pure evil…

    You’ll try to weasel out of it and think your clever but the point of this deranged rant is clear.
    My bother is an NRA member a libertarian, works all over the middle east and has all sorts of friends.
    When is your manifesto out, 1735099?

  79. Tintarella di Luna

    Check out the Tucker Carlson video posted upthread. Watch what he calls Stelter.

    Ha yes Zucker’s mendacious moon-faced marionette – Tucker Carlson has certainly excoriated the MSM’s behaviour but the spinners just keep spinning.

  80. Roger

    I am a black man who wears a Make America Great Again cap. Possibly only 3 Aboriginal people wear this item, does this make me an extremist as numbers suggests upthread?

    No.

    But it does make you a bloke I’d be happy to strike up a conversation with on a Sunday afternoon in the park.

  81. Former CIA chief John O. Brennan now says his months of attacks on President Trump may have been based on “bad information.”

    This jackass was in charge of National Security.

  82. Vegans invade farmer’s property and the police do nothing.

    While the cops were doing nothing, an unidentified person, riding an unidentified motorcycle with no registration visible, slashed all Four tyres of a van belonging to one of the trespassers.

    Expect police response times to on-farm “vegan protests” to be a whole lot more rapid & attentive.
    Just not to the trespassing, that’s all.

  83. Shy Ted

    Today in how your taxes are being spent I opted to go to a little talk about Deradicalising Youth At Risk of Violent Extremism. Normal bloke just doing his job, new unit and finding their way. Fairly straightforward about it being muslims and Africans “but there are far right wing groups in Qld and WA who go round putting swastikas in college campuses”. He could only name the Antipodean Resistance. Who? Well – “Antipodean Resistance see this country for what it is: terminally ill. Be it mourning a now-routine terrorist attack, turning a cheek to the large-scale rape of children here and abroad, or encouraging the forced feminization of young children. Our nation is weak and crumbling under the weight of progressive degeneracy. This cultural illness has robbed us of morality. It has made ruins of White achievement in the New World. But we don’t have to die with this system. As long as our race exists and courage remains in the hearts of White Australians, we maintain the ability to reclaim our land— and we will.” Be afraid, Cats, be very afraid. If they have their way you might become a grandparent.
    The program is entirely voluntary and he wouldn’t be drawn on numbers of referrals,take up rates or success but has enticing ideas such as homework groups and mentoring from senior muslim clerics. So I took the take up rate as 0. They’ve decided to expand the program to S Adelaide because of “identified need”. By coincidence S Adelaide has it’ first mosque. Colleagues were a bit shocked that the threat was so close to home now. Naturally Christchurch was mentioned and labelled white supremacist which was contradicted by a well read Cat. In the last couple of years SA came close to a school shooting with planning and weaponry and only came to light after social media postings were brought to the attention of the authorities. He didn’t know anything about this case. There have been a few confrontations on my beach this last Summer, always Africans. One was very concerning to listen to and could easily have led to a serious injury if not death. Another saw the local druggies moving them on – “we don’t want trouble on our patch”. They’re not very nice chaps but I told them “good job”. Nice weather has gone so likely won’t see anything further til late 2019 when there’ll be Deradicalisating Youth At Risk of Violent Extremism 2.

  84. Black Ball

    I just find it strange that numbers would label a vast amount of Americans which he calculated to be 1.5 percent of the population to be extremists. I suppose it’s far better to do assert this than lose an election by labelling half the American voting public as deplorable.

  85. Candy

    Scott Morrison says NRA trying to influence Aust next election and change our gun laws via ON who according to him are scum.

    But he wants ON preferences. Just when you start to warm to him he becomes someone else.
    I fully support our gun laws but what he said is simply ridiculous and two faced.

  86. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Former CIA chief John O. Brennan now says his months of attacks on President Trump may have been based on “bad information.”

    better get a lawyer son, a real good lawyer

  87. Muddy

    I usually don’t respond to this poster, but this:

    1735099
    #2970694, posted on March 26, 2019 at 9:59 am
    Because the NRA are batshit crazy.
    They are after all, the US equivalent of the Taliban, and like the Taliban, they must follow sacred writ, even when it applies offshore. The Talibs exported their activity in the same way, albeit with more spectacular results under the stewardship of Osama Bin Laden.
    Both are pure evil…

    … is just whacked. Bin Laden was NOT a member of the Taliban, though they temporarily had an alliance of convenience. The Taliban did NOT ‘export’ their activity; the Taliban was not, and as far as I am aware, still is not, the same as Al Qaeda. It was born in Afghanistan and has largely remained there, though there are Taliban ‘representatives’ in ‘friendly’ countries. See “Directorate S” by Steve McColl for a basic intro to who was whom.

    I really hope you weren’t a history teacher.

  88. Muddy

    Just when you start to warm to him

    Oh. Dear.

  89. Oh come on

    This video he posted today alters Stelter’s voice to make him sound like the deranged beta-male weasel he is. LOL:

    That was hilarious!!

  90. Black Ball

    Elle I am not able to really get into specifics because the native language hasn’t been recorded. And more specifically, I have been Western educated. That’s not to say I am not interested in how things used to be, just that my father worked 3 jobs just to put a roof over my head and keep us fed. He pushed my brother and I to stay in school which we did and for that I am eternally grateful.

  91. Oh come on

    The last minute or so was fully LOL-worthy

  92. Shy Ted

    The latest SFL summoned by PM (Prime Muslim) Squalid is Tim Wilson. I missed the interview. Did Tim bring up his homosexuality? Support Safe Schools? Ask Squalid his opinion? Seems the SFLs are taking it in turn to lose voters.

  93. Black Ball

    Expect police response times to on-farm “vegan protests” to be a whole lot more rapid & attentive.
    Just not to the trespassing, that’s all.

    Thinking more along the lines of property owners shooting these vermin. Providing they have a gun of course.

  94. I fully support our gun laws but what he said is simply ridiculous and two faced.

    I don’t support our gun laws. They are poorly framed, place pointless onerous obstacles in the path of licence holders, are punishingly brutal for slightest procedural errors in paperwork, and are needlessly expensive.
    That’s just for starters.

    Anyone who is wanting to wind back or loosen the gun laws, automatically has my vote.

  95. Peter Castieau

    I’m just watching PM live on Sky and the sound being broadcast is completely compromised by a microphone placed somewhere (or a non- soundproof suite) and there are protesters or something making a hell of a racket.

    FFS

  96. John Constantine

    https://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/hundreds-of-militant-vegans-storm-queensland-farme/3682091/

    What would happen if you slapped an egg onto their little heads from behind and it broke?.

    Betting you would have your legal guns taken that evening for thoughtcrime.

    Remember when they invade your property, flee, cower and beg is your only legal response

    Comrades.

  97. Thinking more along the lines of property owners shooting these vermin. Providing they have a gun of course.

    Heh.
    Were it me, the “vegan activists” would discover the hard way that the front paddock is home to a very bad tempered stallion. The adjacent paddock is home to a pair of very stirry brahman bulls, and that my “dingo problem” is being adequately handled by a multitude of dingo traps among the shrubbery.

    The best response I’ve seen mentioned is being as the invaders have breached biosecurity & farm quarantine, that a drive-past chlorine spraying be conducted by farm staff using a high-pressure spray pump.

  98. Black Ball

    So I am guessing that the vegan trespass of a farm will result in many $1 fines issued.

  99. John Constantine

    one activist, just one time, carries a vial of foot and mouth culture onto a targeted farm, and it is all over for industrial animal agriculture in australia.

    Then we become paris compliant years ahead of schedule

    Comrades.

  100. Muddy

    Super-glue in car door locks. You’re not jeopardising anyone’s safety, but if you’re careful and discreet, it could prove rather inconvenient.
    Apparently.
    Wouldn’t know myself though.
    *Cough*

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie 2 days countdown, still not Nonni — haven’t been Graced yet.

    Drinkies called for Friday. We’ll be there.
    First babies are often overdue. Bring your phone. 🙂

  102. Elle

    Black Ball, it’s a pity you can’t (or don’t want to) articulate your connection and approach to, and with, your Aboriginal culture. Is it because of the domain of representation and the struggle over meaning, as the pursuit of historical understanding?

    I am passionate and proud of my J*wish heritage and culture.

    I am sad when Aboriginal people do not feel the same way.

  103. Super-glue in car door locks.

    Does that still work, in this modern age of central locking?

  104. Oh come on

    Tucker is a really talented guy.

  105. jupes

    Adam Goodes’* black armband propaganda reprised from the AFL i.e. Link a worthy cause (stamping out racist language) with black armband history, then put people in a position where they can’t disagree with the latter without seeming to support racism:

    Here’s Eagles assistant coach Chance Bateman responding to the racial abuse of Eagles player Liam Ryan on social media:

    It is a throwback to early settlement when this land was settled under Terra Nullius or no-mans land. The reason for that is because Aboriginal people weren’t thought of as human beings. We were thought of as a sub-human species. And that decision to settle the land under those terms, triggered some of the most horrific, degrading and inhumane treatment to our men, women, children and our babies.

    Never mind that the term “Terra Nullius” was never used by the early settlers. Never mind that there is no evidence that the early settlers thought of Aborigines as a sub-human species – how could they have named the now suburb of “Manly” after the demeanor of the Aboriginal men they encountered there if that was so? Never mind that the vast majority of past and current “horrific, degrading and inhumane treatment” to Aboriginal women, children and babies is perpetuated by Aboriginal men.

    Note that every player in the video stands in support of the statement. And of course the players and hosts on AFL 360 were unanimous in their agreement of Bateman’s statement. Do you reckon all of them actually have been fed enough propaganda to believe that bullshit, or are there some who disagree but cannot do so publicly at risk of their career?

    * Unlike Goodes, Liam Ryan did nothing wrong whatsoever.

  106. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Heh.
    Were it me, the “vegan activists” would discover the hard way that the front paddock is home to a very bad tempered stallion. The adjacent paddock is home to a pair of very stirry brahman bulls, and that my “dingo problem” is being adequately handled by a multitude of dingo traps among the shrubbery.
    The best response I’ve seen mentioned is being as the invaders have breached biosecurity & farm quarantine, that a drive-past chlorine spraying be conducted by farm staff using a high-pressure spray pump.

    Now that’s what I call programmatic specificity! 😀

  107. Top Ender

    Three snakes sighted on the evening walk tonight…usually go before dark, but tonight about an hour after sunset. Startling but beautiful.

    Probably a water or olive python looking at this guide.

  108. Shy Ted

    Oh dear, oh dear. Having heard the head of unit describing Antipodean Resistance as far right and having never heard of them myself, thought I’d better check – We are an Australian National Socialist Youth Organisation. We aim to provide an alternative for young Australians to the filth of modern society by setting a good example for people to live up to. This encompasses many areas, but in short, it mainly refers to abstaining from degeneracy such as alcoholism, drugs and race mixing, while encouraging things like physical activity, activism, and comradeship.
    We are not a political party. Our goals are currently outside of the current political system. We adhere to National Socialism as it is the embodiment of healthy values, it is the best code to run an organisation dedicated to national revival by. We are closer to a 21st Century Hitler Youth rather than the NSDAP itself.

    I think he was an academic.

  109. Muddy

    Good question, Socrates.
    I don’t actually know. I’m a bit oldskool.
    Foiled by technology again!

  110. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Cory and Mark on PM Live right now. Good to hear from them both, both good guys.
    Debt is the topic, the elephant in the room for the 2 major parties.
    Cory sensible and a very fine thinker. Mark the one who has bigtime cut through.
    To hear him quickly dissect for everyman the unfree nature of the energy market is a joy.

  111. rickw

    Anyone who is wanting to wind back or loosen the gun laws, automatically has my vote.

    Same.

  112. rickw

    Scott Morrison says NRA trying to influence Aust next election and change our gun laws via ON who according to him are scum.

    Scomo is scum and any politician who supports disarmament of the Australian People is scum.

  113. MatrixTransform

    I am sad when Aboriginal people do not feel the same way.

    dont meet yr low expectations?

  114. Shy Ted

    Papadopoulos’s book, Deep State Target, will be released on Tuesday and details his account of dealings with Downer, Thompson, Trump and others.

  115. Top Ender

    Thanks RR – not too late. We are in Berlin in June.

  116. Black Ball

    Elle the only thing I want for Aboriginal people is to self determine what they want from life, free from government intervention. It’s not that I am ashamed of my ancestry, it’s because I have never really been taught hunting or dance or language. As I said earlier, I am interested but it takes a back seat for me at this point.

  117. Elle

    I am sad when Aboriginal people do not feel the same way.

    They should be proud people, Matrix. They have a lot to be proud of.

    You are shit stirring.

    Night night.

  118. Black Ball

    Watching ‘Scientology And The Aftermath’ with Leah Remini. What fascinating viewing. Looks like if you come out against the church, there is an orchestrated campaign to smear your name. Much like the Democrats I guess.

  119. Siltstone

    Black Ball, you are so bloody normal, its (not) scary!

  120. Elle

    It’s not that I am ashamed of my ancestry, it’s because I have never really been taught hunting or dance or language. As I said earlier, I am interested but it takes a back seat for me at this point.

    That is very sad. As a pakeha, I have been educated about the Maori culture. I was taught the language, numerous dances and learnt to hunt … and I’m a gal.

    Exposure and education. It breaks down many prejudices

  121. rickw

    You know the ABC’s narrative is really screwed when their gun hysteria segment is getting down voted 2:1

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w2SQY0kR2V0

  122. hzhousewife

    Anyone who is wanting to wind back or loosen the gun laws, automatically has my vote.

    I have been asking people today what they know about the new weapons that Vicpol are getting, and asking them why so? Blank stares.

  123. The Beer Whisperer

    It’s amusing how an age that produced the genocide of the Vendée, the political murders of the French Revolution, the Armenian and Greek genocide in Asia Minor, the political murders of the Russian Revolution, the Great Terror, Holodomor and Gulags, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, Year Zero and the Khmer Rouge, and the like, and yet we still speak of ‘medieval barbarity and horror’.

    Just amazing.

    Sure, but it doesn’t make medieval times all beer and skittles either.

  124. MatrixTransform

    Night night.

    you ‘should’ sleep tight, wrapped up in all yr assumptions

  125. hzhousewife

    Katter just talking about feral pigs in outback Qld. City folk have NO IDEA.

  126. Gab

    Lizzie 2 days countdown, still not Nonni — haven’t been Graced yet.

    Gosh that time has gone fast, Tinta! Hope all goes well, as I;m sure it will

  127. Black Ball

    And that’s fine Elle. There will come a time when I do those things, except the language for that hasn’t been recorded and is dead.

  128. Oh come on

    Watching ‘Scientology And The Aftermath’ with Leah Remini. What fascinating viewing. Looks like if you come out against the church, there is an orchestrated campaign to smear your name

    Scientology is a really easy rabbit hole to fall down for a looong time. It’s so fascinatingly bizarre. And it is a remarkably influential set of theories. Just about all modern self-help philosophies and programs owe a debt of gratitude to L Ron Hubbard. Just about all conspiracy theories, too. Your typical conspiracy theorist mentality, and the way they process information, is remarkably similar to that of the avowed Scientologist.

  129. Steve trickler

    He’d wreak havoc if he decided to visit Australia. Jesse Lee Peterson.

    The bloke being interviewed? Do not be quick to judge.



  130. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Top Ender, I haven’t mentioned this because it seems too obvious. Probably someone’s said it already too. But don’t miss Checkpoint Charlie, some original signage there, and particularly the attached small museum, where you can see genuine examples of the way in which people smuggled themselves through and much else. Tourist overload of course. Nearby street vendors for the proper hot dog pretty good too.

    Then there’s the holocaust museum which is extremely sobering.
    You can’t take in children. You’ll see why.

  131. rickw

    ABC ON/NRA beat up:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PyDalfJr1zA

    How much money did ON think they needed to tip our gun laws on their head?

    Now this is out, why doesn’t ON ask the Australian People to donate to do this?

    They might be surprised with the result.

  132. Oh come on

    That’s funny, Stevie T. I listened to that interview this afternoon. The New Black Panther dude is a really interesting guy. He’s got some funny ideas about some things but is sound on a lot of issues, too. And he seems intellectually honest, too – not wedded to dogma as you might expect.

  133. rickw

    I have been asking people today what they know about the new weapons that Vicpol are getting, and asking them why so? Blank stares.

    800 is a big number of assault rifles* to drop into the countries most cretinous police force. ADF has 5000(?) front line infantry?

    *They are not assault rifles, but mis-naming works both ways, no one should ever refer to these weapons as anything but assault rifles.

  134. Anyone who is wanting to wind back or loosen the gun laws, automatically has my vote.

    and mine

  135. and all the deceased I vote for.

    several times.

  136. hzhousewife

    800 is a big number of assault rifles

    and girls are going to be in charge of 400 of them !!

  137. Steve trickler

    Oh come on
    #2971321, posted on March 26, 2019 at 10:31 pm
    That’s funny, Stevie T. I listened to that interview this afternoon. The New Black Panther dude is a really interesting guy. He’s got some funny ideas about some things but is sound on a lot of issues, too. And he seems intellectually honest, too – not wedded to dogma as you might expect.

    He’s probably getting hammered on social media as i type.

  138. 800 is a big number of assault rifles* to drop into the countries most cretinous police force. ADF has 5000(?) front line infantry?

    I’m not training them.

    “What this trigger thingy?”
    “Wow, got him! Are you alright sarge?”

  139. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Super-glue in car door locks.

    Does that still work, in this modern age of central locking?

    nope

  140. Arky

    Super-glue in car door locks.

    Does that still work, in this modern age of central locking?

    nope

    ..
    You can superglue an armadildo to the car door.

  141. Arky

    That’s an assault armadildo.

  142. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all over the World as being corrupt and FAKE. For two years they pushed the Russian Collusion Delusion when they always knew there was No Collusion. They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!

    Of course it’s the non MSM that gets banned. Like Alex Jones.

  143. cohenite

    rickw

    #2971309, posted on March 26, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    You know the ABC’s narrative is really screwed when their gun hysteria segment is getting down voted 2:1

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w2SQY0kR2V0

    Tim fischer is everything which is wrong about the nats; like Hewson he really is a just a slightly more polite leftwing-nut; and probably more damaging for that. I loved the guy’s response when the unctuous but still supercilious 4 corners cuck came up and wanted an interview and the guy said no, you’ll just do something weird.

  144. Fat Tony

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2971333, posted on March 26, 2019 at 10:49 pm
    Super-glue in car door locks.

    Does that still work, in this modern age of central locking?

    nope

    You could run the super glue around the weather seal – Colesworths sell little packages of 3 x single use tubes of the good stuff pretty cheap.

  145. jupes

    Exposure and education. It breaks down many prejudices

    Yeah nah. Cultural education in the 21st century is pure propaganda.

  146. Old School Conservative

    Gotta love big Clive.
    On of his ads shows Shanghai Sam on his feet in the Senate with the voiceover saying “There’s a great cesspool here in Canberra”.
    Great work. Especially now Sam is going to work in Canberra as a lobbyist.
    The Oz says of his boss Michael Wooldridge In 2014, he was banned as company director for two years over his role in collapsed retirement village scheme Prime Trust.

    A pigeon pair.

  147. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    it’s because I have never really been taught hunting or dance or language.

    My nephew who died recently had an aboriginal grandmother and vaguely aboriginal grandfather, both from the Mt. Druitt area. His father never identified as aboriginal and didn’t look very aboriginal although his sister did, and nephew looked even less so having my Big Sis’s genes as well. Nephew never showed any desire to know his aboriginal past and we couldn’t interest him in aboriginal culture. Saw himself and his part-Maori kids as simply Australians, although their mother taught them Maori ways and so did their other Maori relatives. His view was you shouldn’t have to take up a culture or cause unless you wish to do so.

  148. mh

    Today’s New York Post cover

    https://nypost.com/cover/covers-for-tuesday-march-26-2019/

    Mueller Madness

    Who got it most wrong?

  149. mh

    “CNN wouldn’t have me on the air because they want a one-sided presentation.”
    — Alan Dershowitz on “The Story”

  150. JC

    This is Bird’s Twitter page. He thinks the Christchurch killer is a Mossad agent.

    https://twitter.com/TEugenicist

  151. mh

    Ryan Saavedra
    @RealSaavedra
    BREAKING: The Pentagon has notified Congress that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the US-Mexico border

  152. mh

    JC
    #2971349, posted on March 26, 2019 at 11:26 pm
    This is Bird’s Twitter page. He thinks the Christchurch killer is a Mossad agent.

    Likes: black ass
    Dislikes : Joos

  153. Knuckle Dragger

    Good God, JC. What rubbish on that link.

    I hesitate to ask this, but what in the name of Candace Warner is ‘yamnaya’?

  154. Infidel Tiger

    Wow. Bird really likes big black asses these days.

  155. RobK

    Does that still work, in this modern age of central locking?
    But match sticks in tyre valves do….if you have matches still.

  156. jupes

    It begins. The left is turning on each other:

    But CNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter — a vociferous Trump critic herself — called on Brennan to “apologize” for throwing the word “treason” out when discussing Trump and the Russia investigation.

    “At the very least, Brennan needs to apologize to the American people for giving them the idea that treason — big capital letters treason — was committed,” she said on CNN.

    “He’s not just a regular pundit spouting off. He was a former CIA director. And I don’t know about you guys, but when a former CIA director speaks, I listen, because I believe they have credibility, and now he’s backtracking and saying, ‘Well maybe I had bad information.’ He needs to flesh that out a little more,” she said.

    John Brennan should have been more careful,” she added.

    LOL. So should have you cloth-ears.

  157. mh

    jason alexander
    @IJasonAlexander
    Trump wants to investigate SNL but not Russia. How does anyone – ANYONE – takes this small, pathetic comrade seriously?
    3:09 AM · Feb 19, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone

    Small and pathetic. Jason is still trying to shake off George Costanza.

  158. Armadillo

    You can superglue an armadildo to the car door.

    I’m assuming the “Model A Project” isn’t going well? Next will be a severed Koalas head as a hood ornament.

  159. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2971353, posted on March 26, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I hesitate to ask this, but what in the name of Candace Warner is ‘yamnaya’?

    Ancient culture

  160. jupes

    Another brilliant column from Steyn:

    He covers Mueller:

    True, it took Mueller two years to reach a conclusion he could have made at the end of the first month. but that, alas, is the way of US “justice” in general. On his second conclusion – did Trump obstruct justice? – Mueller professes agnosticism, which is pathetic and weaselly, but again all too typical. Philosophically speaking, it is an interesting question whether one can obstruct justice in a matter for which there is no underlying crime.

    Jacinta Ardern:

    But did she put a head wrong? There it is at top right in a hijab. It is a curious image. Last year, when Alyssa Milano and fellow liberal sisters protested the new patriarchy to be ushered in by Brett Kavanaugh, they did so in costumes from “The Handmaid’s Tale”:

    Apparently it’s bad to force women into red robes and white coverings, but black robes and black coverings are totally cool – nothing patriarchal about them at all; in fact, the likes of Ms Ardern seem to get a kick out of it. Black isn’t the new red.

    And even Avi Yemeni’s takedown of Jeff Jeffries:

    I don’t know of either of the protagonists, but that’s no reflection on them – I’m Mister Squaresville, and they’re hip and happening. But Jim Jefferies is apparently a big name in both his native Australia and Hollywood, and has just started his third season on Comedy Central. He invited on to the show a so-called “anti-Islamic activist” Avi Yemini. Mr Yemini set two conditions, but, suspecting Mr Jefferies would break them anyway, took the precaution of secretly recording it anyway.

    Which was a very prudent thing to do. Jefferies did indeed break both conditions, sat on the tape for months, and then used it in response to the Christchurch massacre. He also took Mr Yemini’s answers and matched them up to entirely different questions.

    RTWT

  161. Helen

    So whimping out of taking the fight to Tits, Morrison bashes Pauline. Yeah, straight out of the Turnball election playbook.

  162. zyconoclast

    Small and pathetic. Jason is still trying to shake off George Costanza.

    He was good as Duckman, but that was a long time ago.

  163. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anzacs ‘killers’, British arrival ‘an invasion’, uni students told

    exclusive
    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    @AndrewBurrell7
    4 minutes ago March 27, 2019
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    Students at Murdoch University are being taught that the Anzacs who fought at Gallipoli were “killers”, that the British arrival in Australia in 1788 was an ­“invasion”, and that asylum-seekers on Manus Island and Nauru are “prisoners”.

    A lecturer in Australian history­ at Murdoch, Dean Aszkie­lowicz, told School of Arts students earlier this month that many of the young people who attend annual Anzac Day services in Gallipoli were “drunk”.

    In an audio recording ­obtained by The Australian, he also described Anzac Day as a “cliche” that would diminish in popularity.

    When asked by one student whether he thought the Anzacs should be viewed as murderers, Dr Aszkielowicz said: “If you go and you kill people, whether it’s in a foreign campaign or not, then you’ve killed people and you’re a killer.

    “I don’t see why that isn’t a viewpoint that shouldn’t sit alongside this other version of how we look at the Anzacs.”

    In a separate lecture on March 19, English and creative arts lecturer Anne Surma blamed the government, right-wing media and shock jocks for peddling misinformation about refugees and asylum-seekers.

    Murdoch University was standing by its academics last night amid allegations of left-wing bias in their teaching, and criticisms that the comments about the Anzacs were “insulting” to fallen soldiers.

    Dr Aszkielowicz declined to comment yesterday. The Aust­ralian has been told some of the students in the course are concerned about an apparent left-wing bias among academics and that they are being given only one side of the argument about Australian history and culture.

    Federal Liberal MP and former SAS commander Andrew Hastie said Australians should be free to question assumptions around Anzac Day but should be careful about attacking or repudiating what it stood for. He also questioned the teaching in Australian universities. “Humanities students would be better off building a home library based on the Western canon, rather than listening to an overpaid radical malign our war dead,” he said.

    “They’d save money and get a proper education.”

    From the Oz.

  164. Armadillo

    Prawn heads in the hub caps or wing mirrors.

    Can of Coke accidentally spilt on the boot.

    I’m assuming this discussion is about revenge? Too lazy to scroll up.

  165. Oh come on

    I had forgotten about these complete fucking tools. Look at those disgustingly smug xunts. If they had any dignity, they’d all die of shame.

    We wish you a Mueller Christmas! Indictments next year!

  166. zyconoclast

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2971364, posted on March 27, 2019 at 12:13 am
    Anzacs ‘killers’, British arrival ‘an invasion’, uni students told

    A lecturer in Australian history­ at Murdoch, Dean Aszkie­lowicz,

    Could be a tranny?

  167. Armadillo

    Humanities students would be better off building a home library based on the Western canon, rather than listening to an overpaid radical malign our war dead,” he said.

    Reminds me of Erdogans comments last week, and the total capitulation of Ardern.

  168. Entropy

    Personally, I prefer our soldiers to be killers. Highly efficient killers. The kind of killer that is feared by our enemies. I have no problem with our soldiers being thought of as killers.

    And if Australia was invaded, does that mean Australia is a conquered place? So native title is a crock?

  169. Armadillo

    Strangely enough, no Wikipedia entry. Name is Polish, but he could be a Turkish plant.

  170. Armadillo

    The kind of killer that is feared by our enemies.

    Ask the Taliban and Pakistanis about drones. I doubt they are too worried about our submarine fleet that will arrive sometime in the next 30 years.

    Australia is a nation surrounded by water. Those billions should have been spent developing underwater drones, and exporting the subsequent technology to the world.

  171. Armadillo

    Leave the “air power” up to the Yanks. You can’t win a land war if you can’t land troops and equipment. Sea drones make a lot of sense, if make cheap and expendible.

  172. Armadillo

    We should be making “Killer Dolphins” that innocently sidle up to enemy aircraft carriers.

    BOOM!

  173. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Personally, I prefer our soldiers to be killers. Highly efficient killers. The kind of killer that is feared by our enemies. I have no problem with our soldiers being thought of as killers.

    Just be prepared to deal with the consequences, when some civvie provokes a brawl, gets his sorry ar$e handed to him on a silver platter, and runs bawling to the military, demanding justice, and whining about these ‘trained killers” were let loose on the community.

  174. RobK

    We should be making “Killer Dolphins”
    We could power them with aluminium/ saltwater batteries made from recycled beer cans.

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And if Australia was invaded, does that mean Australia is a conquered place? So native title is a crock?

    Australia has twice been declared “settled” and not “invaded ” by the High Court – once in a case involving serial litigant Paul Coe, and the other as part of the Mabo judgement.

    I’m a student of history. A fleet, consisting of a thousand or so half starved and flea ridden convicts, guarded by two hundred or so Royal Marines, would have to have been the smallest invasion force, sent to invade any county, anywhere.

  176. Nelson Kidd-Players

    I may feel sorry for the vegans if they return to the car and fail to notice the blocked exhaust pipes.

  177. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Arky, in the spirit of Geoff Hook the cartoonist, perhaps you could hide an armadillo motif on the A, for Cats to discover.

  178. Top Ender

    Drudge leading with huge headlines about this:

    Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped; ‘His Record Has Been Wiped Clean’
    By Charlie De MarMarch 26, 2019

    CHICAGO (CBS) — Less than two weeks after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about a hate crime, prosecutors have dropped charges in the case.

    “I would not be my mothers son if I was capable of doing what I was accused of,” Smollett said after prosecutors dropped all the charges. “I’d like nothing more than to just get back to work and move on with my life, but make no mistakes I will always continue to fight for the justice, equality, and betterment of marginalized people everywhere.”

    Smollett thanked his family, friends, and fans for their prayers and support after his arrest last month.

    “I want you to know that not for a moment was it in vain, I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I’ve been accused of. This has been an incredibly difficult time, honestly one of the worst of my entire life, but I am a man of a faith and I am a man that has knowledge of my history and I would not bring my family, our lives, or the movement through a fire like this. I just wouldn’t,” he said.

    Cook County prosecutors agreed to drop the charges against Smollett at an unscheduled hearing in the case Tuesday morning. Smollett will forfeit the $10,000 bail he posted after his arrest.

    Smollett’s attorney, Patricia Brown Holmes, said there was no agreement with prosecutors, insisting the state’s attorney’s office dropped the charges on their own.

    “We believe that it was the correct result in this case. We’re very happy for this result, and we are very anxious for Jussie to get on with his career and his life, and to move forward,” Holmes said. “There is no deal. The state dismissed the charges.”

    Holmes said Smollett volunteered to forfeit his $10,000 bail in the case.

    The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office issued a statement after the hearing:

    “After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office stated in an email.

    Holmes also chided the Chicago Police Department for holding a press conference to announce the charges against Smollett in February, accusing him of staging a fake hate crime against himself because he was upset with his salary on “Empire.” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson accused Smollett of exploiting the pain of racism to promote his career, calling the alleged attack “a scar that Chicago didn’t earn, and certainly didn’t deserve.”

    “We have nothing to say to the police department, except to investigate charges and not try their cases in the press, but to allow matters to be investigated, allow the state to investigate and to bring charges, and not to jump ahead and utilize the press to convict people before they are tried in a court of law,” Holmes said.

    Sources tell CBS 2 that Johnson is furious and that he received no notification about the charges being dropped. CBS 2 is told that he will speak after the police graduation taking place.

    Smollett’s spokesperson said his record would be “fully expunged.”

    “Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him. Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public causing an inappropriate rush to judgement,” spokeswoman Anne Kavanaugh stated in an email.

    “Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions. This entire situation is a reminder that there should never be an attempt to prove a case in the court of public opinion. That is wrong. It is a reminder that a victim, in this case Jussie, deserves dignity and respect. Dismissal of charges against the victim in this case was the only just result.

    “Jussie is relieved to have this situation behind him and is very much looking forward to getting back to focusing on his family, friends and career.”

    Smollett’s family also released a statement. “Our son and brother is an innocent man whose name and character has been unjustly smeared. Jussie is a son, a brother, a partner, a champion for human rights, and a genuine soul who would never be capable of what he was falsely accused of. He was the victim of an assault and then falsely blamed for his own attack.”

    It continued: “This morning truth has prevailed and he has been vindicated. All charges have been dismissed and his record expunged (cleared). The painful incidents we’ve witnessed him endure over the past 7 weeks have been heartbreaking and unjust to say the least. While many were quick to rush to judgement before hearing the actual truth, we are grateful that the truth about Jussie has come to light. We look forward to bringing the real perpetrators to justice. We thank God and our village for standing by us during this trying time.”

    A judge also granted a motion to seal the case.

    Smollett was accused of falsifying a police report, and lying to police. Each of the 16 counts against him covers various alleged acts that Smollett falsely described to the officers–including that he was hit by two men, that they yelled racial and homophobic slurs and poured a chemical on him.

    Smollett, who is black and openly gay, had told police he was attacked as he was walking home around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29. He claimed two masked men – one of them also wearing a red hat – shouted racist and homophobic slurs as they beat him, put a noose around his neck, and poured a chemical on him.

    Police said, in reality, Smollett had paid Ola and Abel Osundairo to stage the attack.

    CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar has reported Smollett also directed the brothers to buy the noose at a hardware store and the hat and masks at a store in Uptown. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said police have the check.

    Police said the two brothers wore gloves during the staged attack, and did punch Smollett, but the scratches and bruises on Smollett’s face most likely were self-inflicted.

    Police at the time said the attack was a publicity stunt because the actor was upset about his pay on the show.

    Smollett has denied all the allegations.

  179. None

    I have no idea whether this twenty-year-old is guilty or not but he has been charged. The charges may be correct in legal terms but they sure sound bizarre in everyday language. How can a swimming instructor have sexual intercourse with a kid in the middle of a swimming lessons? But anyway note this:

    While discussing his charges, Daniels’ lawyer argued that it was “glaringly improbable” that he could have sexually assaulted children in a public swimming pool.

    To that, the magistrate, Daniel Reiss, replied: “We have a cardinal who is in jail,” referencing George Pell’s recent conviction over historic sex crimes.

    Kyle Daniels’ case will next be heard in court on May 8.

    From trash mag. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mamamia.com.au/kyle-daniels-mosman-swim-coach-arrested/amp/

  180. None

    Once again you heard it from me first. I did say the minute Pauline Hanson took on Ashby that he would be trouble and probably her downfall. You must learn to listen to me, people.

  181. None

    Interesting watching that Ace mock tape of Brian Stelter. It forces you to look at Stelter’s facial expressions and man oh man the guy is lying through his f****** teeth. He knew all along this was b******* and he just goes into a high camp hissy fit. That’s all the left has now is pure emotionalism and hissy fit.

  182. Top Ender

    Left has guilty history
    CONCETTA FIERRAVANTI-WELLS

    Those who use the label “right wing” or “hard Right” to describe and criticise conservatives fail to acknowledge history and therefore fail to take some ownership of the dark side of communism and socialism.

    How did we get to this point in a society steeped in activism and characterised by violence operating in a toxic social media space? History provides some of the answers, but not all.

    Those who continue to criticise conservatives need to be reminded that fascism had its antecedents in socialism. Adolf Hitler joined the German Workers Party in 1919 and then he rebadged the organisation to be the National Socialist German Workers Party. Its constitution read like a communist manifesto but included anti-Semitism and broader forms of racism.

    When Hitler took control of Germany, he joined forces with another emerging giant, Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union. Hitler signed a non-aggression pact with Stalin but history records that he reneged on the deal by attacking Russia in 1941.

    Benito Mussolini had a similar path. His antecedents were also in socialism, and he fervently supported the teachings and writings of Karl Marx and the communist cause.

    Some might recall the disgraceful attacks and use of Nazi labels by the Electrical Trades Union against then prime minister Tony Abbott and senator Eric Abetz, reported under the headline “Union flyer furore” on May 9, 2014 in Melbourne’s Herald Sun. This attack was like that conducted on prime minister John Howard when he cleaned up the waterfronts in Australia (reminiscent of John Curtin’s actions against Australian communists on our waterfronts who preferred to support Stalin over our troops fighting abroad during World War II).

    Now let us look at the present day and the abhorrence of the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand.

    It was reported that the main (and only) suspect had a familiar rise to infamy outlined in his manifesto. He was immediately branded “right wing” notwithstanding the fact his manifesto clearly stated that he was a communist, then an anarchist, then a libertarian and then an eco-fascist before his European travels convinced him that violent revolutionary solutions were the only answer to achieving his objectives.

    Doesn’t it all sound so familiar?

    Margaret Thatcher succinctly summed up socialism and fascism when she noted that “socialism and fascism are two sides of the same coin”.

    Today, half of us were either born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas. In a culturally and religiously diverse Australia, many conservatives come from these different backgrounds.

    They share values and beliefs that include supporting the family as fundamental to the wellbeing of society; freedom of speech, religion and association; and a strong sense of pride and national spirit in our Australian way of life.

    Significantly, our diversity has helped to enrich Australia, thus making it the best country in the world to live in peace and harmony.

    So, my advice to the Labor Party, the Greens, GetUp, misinformed activists and those who join the chorus is: do not be divisive. Choose your words carefully before you unfairly label decent, hardworking, law-abiding conservative Australians.

    Further, take some ownership of the problems facing the world today, because it has been your left-wing ideology that has been the embryo and source which has fostered most of the problems playing out in today’s societies around the world.

    Concetta Fierravanti-Wells is a senator for NSW.

    Link

  183. Tom

    Martin Rowson(Guardian, London*).
    *It started life as the Manchester Guardian, but long ago departed the north of England to become the propaganda rag for the communist chattering classes in London. Rowson is the cleverest and least one-eyed of its regular cartoonists.

  184. Tintarella di Luna

    Ben Garrison misses no-one

  185. mh

    WTF?

    Breitbart:

    It was not immediately clear what prompted the decision to dismiss the case. In a statement, the Cook County prosecutors’ office offered no detailed explanation.

    “After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” the statement from spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

    Smollett paid $10,000 in bail to get out of jail after his arrest.

    Typically, a minimum condition of dropping cases is some acceptance of responsibility. Outside court, neither Smollett nor his legal team appeared to concede anything about his original report.

    This is fvcking disgraceful.

  186. mh

    Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson ‘furious’ at Jussie Smollett charges being dropped, report says

    After charges were dropped against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging his own hate crime, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is reportedly “furious” with the outcome.

    A rep for the Chicago Police told Fox News that Johnson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a joint press conference Tuesday afternoon about the case…

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/chicago-police-superintendent-eddie-johnson-furious-at-jussie-smollett-charges-being-dropped-report

    On top of fake Russia news for over two years, we now have fake hate crimes smearing white Trump supporters being given a tick of approval.

    Filthy fvcking cvnts.

  187. Notafan

    None

    Definition of ‘sexual intercourse’ has been expanded.

    Still the magistrate is wrong and stupid.

    Cardinal Pell is not in gaol for the swimming pool claims.

  188. Tom

    It was not immediately clear what prompted the decision to dismiss the case.

    Political corruption — pure and simple.

    The Democratic Party owns Chicago, but the dropping of the Smollett charges is causing outrage and even (Democrat) City Hall is pushing back. The lead story at Chicago’s biggest newspaper, the Tribune, looks promising:

    Mayor Emanuel blasts prosecutors’ decision to drop charges against ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett, calls it ‘a whitewash of justice’

  189. bespoke

    Typically, a minimum condition of dropping cases is some acceptance of responsibility.

    So what is this “I did it but Trump……”

  190. Notafan

    I’ve reflected on the allegation that, given the chance, women will start more wars than men ever have.

    Maybe, if they are bitter twisted hags who left all their children in an abortuary, but loving western civilization mothers of sons?

    I don’t think so.

    Besides which, arguing that women never dress nicely to attract a man but rather because they are always in furious competitive with other women leading to women becoming warmongers is as about as convincing as conservatives opposing excessive immigration because of strain to infrastructure leads to them committing mass murder.

  191. Zatara

    It was not immediately clear what prompted the decision to dismiss the case.

    Be watching for two names. Tina Tchen, Smollett family friend, former Michelle Obama Aide, now working for the scam ‘Southern Poverty Law Center’. Who put pressure on State Attorney Kim Foxx. Who started text communicating with the Smolette family.

    The Chicago Police Union want a federal investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of Smollett’s case after text messages revealed she was communicating with Jussie Smollett’s relatives and supporters about their concerns over his case.

    Tina Tchen a former aide to Barack and Michelle Obama, sent Kim Foxx an email saying, “Hi Kim – I sent an email to your work address I think as well. I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation. I am on an 8 am flight to nyc but please call me before then. I land about 1015 Chicago time. My cell is [redacted]. Many thanks!”

    In one text exchange with a Smollett relative, Kim Foxx is reassuring them she spoke to the superintendent and asked for a favor. “I’ll keep you posted, “Foxx said in text. “Omg this would be a huge victory,” the Smollett relative said in response. “I make no guarantees, but I’m trying.” Foxx replied.

  192. Zatara

    Chicago Superintendent of Police and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in press conference this afternoon.

    Top Chicago Cop Slams Prosecutors For Dropping Charges Against Smollett ‘They Brokered a Deal in Secret to Circumvent Judicial System

    The sheer arrogance of the left is astounding. They honestly thought they would get away with this without buying off Rahm Emanuel!

  193. Notafan

    Maybe women do dress to compete, but the question then is what are they competing for?the desired end result is the same

  194. vr

    It was not immediately clear what prompted the decision to dismiss the case.

    This after the evidence was presented to the grand jury…

    His lawyer claimed he was attacked by the two Nigerians. The obvious question wasn’t asked by the reporters.

  195. bespoke

    bespoke
    #2971411, posted on March 27, 2019 at 5:56 am
    Typically, a minimum condition of dropping cases is some acceptance of responsibility.

    So what is this “I did it but Trump……”

    Slow me me didn’t register Typically

  196. John Constantine

    Did vikpol buy the 800 military style assault weapons that were best for the job, or did it select the weapons that were light enough for diversity quota wymynsys to carry?.

    A .303 calibre rifle would be a crew manned weapon for some diversity hires to lug around and struggle with.

  197. Notafan

    Interesting Diogenes about percussion injuries, I’ve read before about internal organs being liquified but never about bone being pulverised.

    Tony Robinson did a series? about the impact of V1 and V2 rockets in ww11 that covered some of that ground.

  198. bespoke

    Has Struth got into your head, Notafan?

  199. Notafan

    Nah bespoke, just responding to comment from KD last night

  200. Notafan

    Interesting it is where internal gases are present where most severe primary blast injuries are found

    nothing in the literature about bones

  201. Bruce of Newcastle

    ScoMo again trying very hard to lose the election this morning, by calling PHON voters abhorrent.

    PM’s poll plea: desert ‘abhorrent’ One Nation (top Oz story, paywalled)

    Scott Morrison has moved to stop the flow of Coalition votes to One Nation, urging conservatives to support the government.

    Well done ScoMo. You have just caused them to preference Labor instead of you.

  202. Tom

    Well done ScoMo. You have just caused them to preference Labor instead of you.

    I used to think he was a good retail politician, but he’s as dumb as dogshit. As you say, Bruce of Newk, he may have just cost himself the election.

  203. Herodotus

    Thanks Tom. We’re all watching for when the shiff hits the fan.

  204. Herodotus

    I notice that facebook draws on wikipedia to label Breitbart as “an extreme right” site, accused of indulging in all manner of crimes against yoomanity, like misogyny and racism. Boo-hoo..

  205. Bruce of Newcastle

    More winning this morning!

    Trump wins wall battle as House fails to override veto

    Democrats cast the vote as a test of patriotism, saying Congress needed to stand up to a tyrannical president overstepping his emergency powers.

    But they didn’t come close to winning enough Republicans to garner the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto. The 248-181 vote fell far short, as GOP lawmakers brushed aside Democrats’ rhetorical challenge and said from where they stood, the border was every bit the crisis Mr. Trump said it was.

    I hope the revolting RINOs eventually realise that the Wall is immensely popular with Republican voters, and that Trump’s support amongst them is very high. What does roadkilled RINO taste like?

  206. John Constantine

    Their Islamic state election campaign video, funded by billionaire gulf Arab property Ponzi scheme developers and billionaire ruinables speculator carpetbaggers has worked.

    When pushed through the corrupt ABC billion dollar bully pulpit.

    Islamic state policies now to reign victorious in the federal election, just arm the third columnists of the Australian quisling media and they will conduct terror attacks on western industrial civilisation for you.

    Comrade infidels.

  207. Tom

    Wikipedia is like Snopes.com — just one of the weapons the left uses to kill its political enemies. Some of the Wikipedia entries on non-left political figures are comically inaccurate and loaded with venom.

    Such a wasted opportunity. If it hadn’t been taken over by communists, it could have been the internet era’s Encyclopedia Britannica. If it had been done properly, it would have been worth billions.

    Instead, it’s a manual of the world as seen by idiots.

    Leftism destroys everything it touches.

  208. Bruce of Newcastle

    Wiki wars are fun. This morning:

    Sir Oliver Letwin was today named as Britain’s alleged new Prime Minister following a week of Brexit disaster – but all is not what it seems.

    The Conservative MP, who was behind the hotly-contested amendment in the House of Commons last night that wrestled control of Brexit negotiations from the Government, was briefly torpedoed into the Number 10 hot seat.

    But Mr Letwin and the British people calling for Theresa May to step down will unfortunately have their excitement short-lived.

    Mischievous users of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia briefly altered Mr Letwin profile page to state “he has served as as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since March 2019″.

    A summary of his personal and political profile stated he assumed office yesterday and was “preceded” by Theresa May.

    But the cheeky additional details have quickly been reverted back to its original form, erasing all mention of Mr Letwin taking over as Prime Minister.

    The whole Brexit thing is getting pretty feral. More angst overnight:

    Ministers have unexpectedly been called back to No10 after this morning’s emergency Cabinet meeting, with Mrs May now due to be meeting Cabinet sub-committees all afternoon.

    The atmosphere in Westminster following the latest developments has been described as “twitchy” by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg.

    The Prime Minister’s fragile authority suffered another blow last night when three more ministers resigned

    Starting to look very likely that Corbyn will become PM, and even if he only has a minority government he will go hard. Just like Jacinta is doing. The Left don’t give a fig for mandates, only power.

    BREXIT LIVE: Get us out NOW! May’s Brexit delay ‘UNLAWFUL’ – MPs issue shock legal block

  209. Zatara

    Interesting question about the Smolette case is what happens now? Can the obviously corrupt actions of the Deputy State’s Attorney be overturned? (The charges weren’t “dropped”, Smolette was “alternatively sentenced”… without an admission of guilt).

    If that can’t be corrected at the State level the Feds should come in and do him for the Federal law version of his crimes. 16 counts of mail/wire fraud. Each count worth up to $1,000,000 in fines and/or not more than 30 years in jail.

    Unfortunately, there isn’t a statute against fake hate crimes. Yet.

  210. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yep, Wiki only good for non-contentious details, and often wrong on those too, Tom. Shame it went that way. Occasional helpful gems though, often in scientific areas (except climate change of course).

    Garvel pretty good today on ‘illusion’ word play.
    Bruce – ‘roadkilled RINO’ would make an excellent cartoon. Some fun images possible.

    Off to an early dance class soon, quite a way to drive to get to it. Still yawning, always the case that I want to sleep in only on those mornings when I have to get up.

  211. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Breitbart blocked on freebie internet at Heathrow Airport (supplied by a Virgin company, so whaddya expect). The level of leftist intervention into our lives is astounding when you add it all up.

  212. 2dogs

    Get us out NOW! May’s Brexit delay ‘UNLAWFUL’ – MPs issue shock legal block

    They would appear to have a good case as a result of the Mishcon de Reya case which delayed the article 50 letter in 2016.

    May needs to get an Act of Parliament through before 11pm Friday if a delay is to happen.

  213. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wiki, Brexit, Smollett, ScoMo. Bah. I need to dance these things out of my mind for a while.
    Back later.

  214. egg_

    ScoMo again trying very hard to lose the election this morning, by calling PHON voters abhorrent.

    PM’s poll plea: desert ‘abhorrent’ One Nation

    Tits must be counting his blessings for the Shortbus PM.

  215. egg_

    Has SloMo found a way for the dead to vote more than once?
    Surely, that’s his cunning plan?

  216. Mother Lode

    Thanks, Tom.

    I wonder why Rowe has the Australian flag tattered?

  217. Twostix

    Nobody wants to be PM of this collapsing system.

    Nevertheless Labor must not win the next election, not now.

  218. egg_

    Nobody wants to be PM of this collapsing system.

    Nevertheless Labor must not win the next election, not now.

    Three years of cold baked beans in the dark might wake the electorate up?

  219. Shy Ted

    Grrr, cold and flu season down here and some evil b breathed on me. Sore throat and hacking cough, need some codeine. Pharmacy says no, well, gummint says no, not without a prescription. Lots of cold and flu stuff on the shelves with codeine-like substances but they aren’t as good, not even nearly. Managed to get some sort of sleep though but woken by the sound I’ve been waiting for – snap, scratching….silence. I thought there was an army of the little beggars but what had they been living on? 5 mouse traps, 1 dead critter and more little pellets of poo than I can produce in a week. Been keeping the kitchen spotlessly clean (for a bloke) and sure I’d not left anything unsearched but I had. Behind some kitchen thingy were my missing mints and Panadol, nicely chewed. Anyway, he/she/ze has gone to that great mouse heaven pain free and with fresh breath. I love a happy ending. I’ll set the traps again tonight just to make sure but right now I’m basking in the memory of long ago hunting adventures and the satisfaction that in an epic battle of man vs beast, man prevailed once again.

  220. stackja

    Nice to see the ABC keeping up its reputation for fair and unbiased coverage on PHON.

  221. Entropy

    Egg, the shorten cartel will implement all their greenhouse promises, to take affect after five or six years. That way the consequences will not be obvious while they are in power, and the gormless collation is likely to return and thus get the blame.
    Meanwhile, their mates in the alternative industry “market” will make money like the bandits they are as installation progresses. It’s only when the new capacity comes on line, and shorten has been deposed (if not by the Abbotbeast, maybe by Plibersek internally, that things will turn to shit.
    The ultimate political land mine.

  222. mh

    Headline at Infowars

    WATCH LIVE: GEORGE SOROS & BARACK OBAMA BEHIND JUSSIE SMOLLETT RELEASE

    Leftist duo connected to Smollett’s prosecutors, who worked out deal behind closed doors

  223. stackja

    Townhall.com
    ‏Verified account
    @townhallcom
    2 hours ago
    Prosecutor: We Dropped Smollett’s Charges, We Didn’t Exonerate Him and There’s Plenty of Evidence He Faked a Hate Crime

    Prosecutor Admits: We Know Smollett Lied, We Dropped His Felony Charges Anyway

  224. Shy Ted

    Tom, there’s something over at Powerlineblog you need to bring to Cat’ attention. I promise not to look til you’ve posted the link. But I can’t wait all week for my next instalment of pictures.

  225. calli

    It was not immediately clear what prompted the decision to dismiss the case.

    It’s Chicago.

    The End.

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