Wednesday Forum: March 27, 2019

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  1. Zatara

    Channel 7 ad spruiking ‘facts matter’. Then have this man on saying he did nothing wrong. Disconnect rating is extreme.

    Black Ball

    The Chicago PD has decided to make the facts quite clear by releasing the case files. Even with the redactions it is brutally clear what happened.

    Tranche One

    Tranche Two

  2. None

    I used to think George Christensen was ok just another straight talker but now I believe he’s a total and utter fuckwot and that his Manila bride will turn out to be Godzilla bride.

    Also I’m starting to think that the lips bite sneaking nationally by running a very under the radar campaign on marginal thinking they can flip and I’m not too sure that I’m happy about that. The liberal deserve to be smashed but labour deserves to be in hell forever. In fact Labor should never ever ever govern again anywhere. And then I look at the f*** we did Victorians voting Andrews back in and I think the faster Victoria turns into Venezuela the better.

  3. None

    Hilarious Turnbull crying over his Legacy his great legacy of sodomy for Australia. There is something particularly sick about grown men crying about men shoving dicks in other people’s shitholes as some sort of progress not to mention de- industrializing the economy. F****** hell they tried both thousands of years ago and it never got them anywhere

  4. egg_

    I’m starting to think that the lips bite sneaking nationally by running a very under the radar campaign on marginal thinking they can flip

    The Libs might slip in nationally by running a very under the radar campaign on marginal thinking they can flip?

    Textor might have a strategy “to capture the centre” that will likely fail.
    Rustedons/delcons don’t matter, remember?

    Tits must be rubbing his hands together.

  5. rickw

    The Labor leader told WeChat users he was “pro-immigrant”, and pledged Labor would make it easier to bring their parents to Australia on a new temporary sponsored visa,

    Interesting how our multicultural society, partitioned along racial, cultural and even social media platform lines, allows politicians to make specific concessions to specific groups with little chance of anyone else finding out.

    What a terrible country Australia has been made into.

  6. John Constantine

    Interesting phase of the sheepmeat market.

    Rain in some parts of New South Wales is not the seasonal break, but it has sent the meatworks into a buying frenzy for fat mutton sheep. Processed sheepmeat requires a certain percentage of mutton fat in the end product, generally lean meat is preferred and meatworks will financially penalise fat stock, but when supply tightens…

    For a few weeks now, NSW works have been sending trucks ten hours drive and more down into victoria chasing fat stock, this week victorian works fought a bidding war chasing the same stock.

    Older fat mutton ewes, still fit for rejoining to lamb down in spring sold through two hundred dollars a head for slaughter, restockers outbid by meatworks for breeding ewes.

    Five bucks fifty a kilo dressed weight for mutton, six bucks fifty for lamb.

    Meatworks tempting graziers to sell their ewes for slaughter now and pocket the years profit upfront, instead of battling the high el nino risk and hideous feed bills and no profit until next year.

  7. bespoke

    Tom
    #2972034, posted on March 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm
    Let me say this: Jussie Smollett is a piece of human garbage with no redeeming features. If he has a useful purpose in this life, it will be to overturn the system of privilege granted to human garbage like him that puts him above the law that applies to everyone else. That is why Trump was elected: to end rampant corruption.

    I was stunned at the mayors reactions a progressive applying the law consistently never seen one before.

  8. John Constantine

    Their shortreich temporary visa system means crushloading australias aged care facilities with voters that will lock in a shorten ten term government.

    All their turnbullites one or two million strong visa herd, imported to prop up house prices and act as consumption machines for crony big business will be assessed by shorten appointed activist panels for suitability for permanent voting rights.

    Temporary visas my arse, what government facing re-election will deport elderly chicom parentals back to the Tyrant?.

    Tax the rich and borrow belt and road loanshark finance to lock the votes of the chicom diaspora in.

    Comrades.

  9. John Constantine

    Shorten branchstacks and purges, the true two-trick pony.

    The chicom diaspora told that an anchor child is worth a visa each for two parents.

    The phones running hot from chicom migration agent cartels in australias cities selling a brand new product back to the Tyranny.

    Million dollars of medical and aged care in a first world country for cents in the dollar, just promise to vote for the shortreich.

    Comrades.

  10. calli

    Stop being mean to David Koch you disgraceful Seven viewers! Pauline is bad, bad they tells us.

    When do the kiddies start leaving their smartphones on “record” at the dinner table to facilitiate the easy denouncement of parents?

    Thank goodness our society has degenerated into dinner-tableless smartphone obsessed dinners. We are safe.

  11. Zatara

    I was stunned at the mayors reactions a progressive applying the law consistently never seen one before.

    That’s what happens when you step onto their turf without paying them off first.

  12. hzhousewife

    Million dollars of medical and aged care in a first world country for cents in the dollar, just promise to vote for the shortreich.

    They may end up sadly mistaken there, our elderly care system is creaking already. Plus, no coal.

  13. bespoke

    The Smollett will fade because it will be smothered by trivial none stores the people just lap up.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    Pat Cross for me!
    Much to be amused at already this morning.
    Greg Sheridan has worked it out that Trump is a “political genius”. (He’s a bit slow in his old age.)
    The Jussie Smurfette thing is marvellous.
    Nine did a perfect backflip between lunchtime and dinner, Smollett was suddenly naughty again.
    If the Obamas, Smollett and the Chicago DA had just let him front up to court all would be forgiven.
    The actual sentence for such things is about $5k and 100 hours service.
    Instead it’s blown up into a scandal of A+ screechiness with the black police chief sounding off.
    Well done Smurf!

  15. None

    Egg Crosby Textor masterminded the Surprise win for Cameron. Same deal here. ID marginals they think they can flip to offset their almost certain losses.

  16. Notafan

    Lovely photo CL.
    Wonderful to see public displays of Christianity.

    All the best with the Sunbather Tints.

    Solemn mass at the cathedral is a wonderful experience.

  17. Farmer Gez

    ABC now releasing secretly recorded tapes of Pauline claiming something about the Port Arthur shootings being a conspiracy.
    Don’t talk or be in the vicinity of anyone from the ABC.

  18. None

    Laura Jayes’ twitter feed reads like an audition for a job at the ABC.
    She would have a point here but only if she drew up the same list for Labor and Greens
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ljayes/status/1110994237632339968

  19. Baldrick

    Thanks Tom. Steve Kelley for my liking today.

  20. Gilas

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2971826, posted on March 27, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Cioa buona sera gatti e gattine

    A bit of sexism sneaking through there..

    Ciao, buon giorno gatti e gatte.

  21. egg_

    to offset their almost certain losses.

    Current polling must tell them the delcons have their baseball bats out, surely?
    They deserve 4 years plus in the wilderness.

  22. Elle

    Thank you for the morning toons, Tom.

  23. Zatara

    The butt-covering in the Smolette case begins.

    Busted – Illinois State law requires that after a state’s attorney recuses herself on a case “the court shall appoint a special prosecutor.” Which didn’t happen.

    Realizing they left themselves exposed, Foxx’s office suddenly modifies their position:

    Cook County State’s Attorney spokeswoman Kiera Ellis said in a statement that Foxx “did not formally recuse herself or the [State’s Attorney] Office based on any actual conflict of interest. As a result, she did not have to seek the appointment of a special prosecutor.” When Foxx publicly announced that she had recused herself “it was a colloquial use of the term rather than in its legal sense,” Ellis said.

    Another Leftist rewrite of the dictionary. “Colloquial” now means bald faced lie.

    The cockroaches are running for cover.

  24. Farmer Gez

    Laura Jayes has lost the objective reporter plot some time ago. The girls can’t help it (Michelle Grattan oooh Bob).
    Gilbert is noticeably restrained and let’s her mouth off on her pet topic, the evil neo cons.

  25. Twostix

    The bugman class has agreed to use NZ as cover destroy one nation.

    Which is expected as along with Palmers party they only boosted one nation to foul up tony abbotts’s landslide win at the senate.

  26. egg_

    Laura Jayes’ twitter feed reads like an audition for a job at the ABC.

    A product of the same j’ism schools?

  27. None

    There is something unhinged about Louise Milligan. At first I thought it was because she lacked any perspective but now I think she is just extremely dense and very malicious. And totally self centred, No one has sought to profit more from child abuse than she has. A truly ugly combination.

  28. Twostix

    Before the Abbott landslide one nation was exhausted.

    “We made it we’ll destroy it” I imagine is the political class’s thinking.

  29. None

    Egg the Libs will lose at least 10 seats so they are targeting seats where Labor support is soft and/ or there are up to 20-25% undecideds

  30. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Labor leader told WeChat users he was “pro-immigrant”, and pledged Labor would make it easier to bring their parents to Australia on a new temporary sponsored visa,

    TREASON

  31. Farmer Gez

    Like Pell, Pauline need not count on conventions of decency and fair dealing from any other politicians.
    Abbott put the poor dumb thing in prison. I haven’t trusted him since then.

  32. Bruce of Newcastle

    I really don’t know what is going on with this guy.

    Pope Says ‘Demographic Winter’ Caused by Selfishness

    Pope Francis had strong words for couples who choose not to have children, saying Tuesday that their self-imposed infertility was at the root of the demographic winter plaguing the West.

    Surely he must know that his own hysteria over climate change is causing couples to not have children? The stories about lefties not having kids because of thermageddon are often in the news.

  33. None

    ah yes bring the parents who suck Medicare dry. I took my dad to a hospital appointment the other day one he waited for, for years and it was wall to wall refos.

  34. ABC now releasing secretly recorded tapes of Pauline claiming something about the Port Arthur shootings being a conspiracy.

    Confirms what I’ve suspected for a long time.
    One nation voters are tinfoil hat wearers.

  35. Mother Lode

    Interesting how our multicultural society, partitioned along racial, cultural and even social media platform lines, allows politicians to make specific concessions to specific groups with little chance of anyone else finding out.

    The theory is that their political opponents would call him out, but they are absolutely useless. I wouldn’t trust any of them to make a dent in the pavement if you pushed them off the top of Sydney Tower – and I would welcome the chance to demonstrate my theory.

    Then there is the press, but the fourth estate has become a fifth column – very mediocre intellects using a cartel’s power to impose their woolly and ill-thought out ideas.

  36. Tintarella di Luna

    Ciao, buon giorno gatti e gatte.

    Gilas there is no sexism in Italian right everything is masculine or feminine no neuters — I used gattine only in the sense that the kittehs are little cats by and large demure, modest, self-effacing, reticent and timid unlike the Cats Gatti which are, with some exceptions big bold ballsy fearless lions –

  37. struth

    Good Moaning.
    From the sense I get , Liberal voters are very pissed off with the party.
    They just think their “grass roots” are shitty at them, but to me, that’s a vague concept.
    Right wing voters, just by the fact of being right wing are not tribally chained to the Liberal party.
    The facts are the majority of Liberal voters put policy before party, of indeed they wouldn’t be right wing.
    The ones still voting Liberal are the politically apathetic right, that’s true, but they are not the majority, I just reckon the minorities are going to get some big numbers this election.

    Case in point, the One Nation NRA beat up.
    It won’t do any harm whatsoever to one nation.
    Your average liberal party voter is angrier at the actions taken traitorously against Australians and their freedom, and power costs, Paris agreement, and sucking up to Mussies, and the population Ponzi etc etc by the Liberal Party and it continues under Sco Mo.
    Then he has the bare faced audacity to claim this as a reason to not vote One Nation.

    Many ex Liberals are realising in an election with no decent choice, they prefer One Nation over the United Nations and global socialism’s attack on the west.

    Remember. Friedeggburger’s claim about following UN destruction policies.
    We just have to deal with it, it’s happening whether we want it or not………………….(yes he actually said that), and the only thing concerning Slo Mo about mussie terrorism is the problem of people reacting to it, where he states “something must be done”
    Nothing must be done about the terrorism our elites imported to our shores.
    Something must be done to stop people reacting to it…………………………..it’s not a good look, after all.
    Some people, after witnessing death from Mussie terrorism have actually said things that could be deemed to be offensive to those terrorists, which is what we now know is a hate crime.

    And Slo Mo has the actual font, the actual audacity to call his voters back from one nation?
    Spare me.

  38. Tintarella di Luna

    All the best with the Sunbather Tints.

    Solemn mass at the cathedral is a wonderful experience.

    Thanks notafan, last treatment day today – celebrations tonight hopefully a double celebration – with any luck Grace, our shy granddaughter might make an appearance today

  39. Mother Lode

    Verily an interesting question.

    Or two.

  40. Notafan

    I doubt very much that the pope’s position on climate change has anything to do with generation secular choosing not to have children.

    Being taxed out of existence to support the gimmigrant demographic is the far more likely cause., that and the abandonment of hope, one of the pillars of Christianity.

    Devout Catholic families are still having children, usually lots of them.

  41. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    One nation voters are tinfoil hat wearers.

    almost as bad as the pink pussy hats of the left

  42. duncanm

    Stanthorpe

    Coldest March day on record.
    https://twitter.com/BOM_Qld/status/1110828867776905216

    I blame global something or other.

  43. struth

    In a world where a story banning right wingers from the internet is accompanied by a photo of National SOCIALISTS, you might come to the conclusion the didn’t have any photos of right wingers carrying on like racist Jerks.

  44. Shy Ted

    Running late again. Thanks Tom! I know you’re the messenger but you really do deserve special mention here. Still reckon my Catword “inTomnia” – man who wakes at 4am to post cartoons – is legendary.

  45. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Lol…You and the wife earn 500K a year and feel very average.

    The effective tax rate after super contributions is 50% and that does not include all the hidden taxes, sales taxes etc. $500k is down to $200k, which after expenses in a modern city doesn’t actually go far. Couple of cars and mortgage along with all the insurances, chews up half of that.

    the issue here is absurdly high tax rates.

  46. struth

    I want a nation with borders.
    Not for whites, but for Australians, whatever colour.
    Without it you cannot have democracy.

    Because we let them call Hitler right wing, holding those views and being white makes me a NAZI.
    Amazing shit.

    I repeat, (again and again) we will never win until we challenge this, the greatest piece of false propaganda there has been, that really only gained traction from the late sixties.
    And now, they are using Hitler, one of theirs, to shut us down, to bring on global socialism, and Sco Mo is right there with them.

  47. stackja

    Argument analysis: Justices divided on agency deference doctrine
    Posted Wed, March 27th, 2019 4:07 pm by Amy Howe
    The Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in a dispute over veterans’ benefits that could become one of the most significant cases of the term. Although the case arose when the Department of Veterans Affairs refused to give James Kisor, who served as a Marine during the Vietnam War, benefits for his post-traumatic-stress disorder dating back to 1983, it has morphed into something much bigger. Kisor and his lawyers have asked the justices to overrule a doctrine that Chief Justice John Roberts has described as “going to the heart of administrative law”: the idea that courts should generally defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of its own regulation. After roughly an hour of debate today, the justices were deeply divided in a case in which their ruling could have implications not only for veterans but also for other areas of the law ranging from the environment to immigration.

  48. Entropy

    I am advocating strategic voting in the senate.

    The one time I voted nationals it as below the line for Ron Boswell to keep Hanson out. I am sure a lot of people did the same, because it worked. Come to think about it, even that act was against the party machine and it’s placement of candidates on the ticket, where the sitting Boswell was placed low on the ticket.

    This time, it will be about thwarting the greens’ balance of power in the Senate, and an ALP agenda.
    So it will be the minor party in closest range of a seat, even if it is ONP.

  49. calli

    SloMo flags an investigation into One Nation “cash for guns”.

    How about an investigation into the media arm of a foreign power secretly filming the leaders of an Australian political party with the sole purpose of destabilising an election?

    Crickets.

  50. calli

    Has the Shortenfuhrer made any comment yet?

    Lying doggo never looked so good.

  51. Shy Ted

    An olive python was the first snake that bit me. In the wild. On the thumb. Not long after I’d seen a few Steve Irwin shows. Bled like beggary. (That’s one of the things I enjoy here, playing with spelling to pass the spaminator). Some months later a tiny splinter emerged from said thumb and under my strongest magnifying glass could be seen to be part of a fang. Still got a tiny little scar. Was trying to impress a nice young lady at the time who wasn’t at all impressed (blood all over her car seat, dress and my constant pleas of “what if it wasn’t a python? What if it was a poisonous one with a flat head? may have contributed to that). Dumped. If I had a $ for every time I’ve been dumped for doing stupid $hit I reckon I’d have somewhere between $20 and $50.

  52. Tintarella di Luna

    Still reckon my Catword “inTomnia” – man who wakes at 4am to post cartoons – is legendary.

    I think I have inTomia because I wake between 4 and 4:30 to check in on Tom’s inTomnia

  53. calli

    inTomnia by proxy.

    😀

  54. Mother Lode

    Devout Catholic families are still having children, usually lots of them.

    Yeah, but the Pope doesn’t trust them.

    They put faith in God instead of the beneficence of the State.

    In a nation riven with misery and privation such as Argentina the transcendent solace of faith would find fertile ground. But this two-dollar street rabble-rouser seems to think envy and blame is his mission.

    He should kicked from office and learn to code.

  55. Bruce of Newcastle

    He is so much fun!

    President Donald Trump is using a new nickname to describe House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. Trump ridiculed Schiff on Wednesday during a meeting with House Republicans at the White House, repeatedly calling him “pencil neck” according to Politico.

    😀

    Donald Trump’s New Nickname for Adam Schiff Is ‘Pencil Neck’

  56. mh

    None
    #2972180, posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:41 am
    Hilarious Turnbull crying over his Legacy his great legacy of sodomy for Australia. There is something particularly sick about grown men crying about men shoving dicks in other people’s shitholes as some sort of progress

    +1

  57. Tintarella di Luna

    inTomnia by proxy.

    thank you calli – that’s it arrived at by Cat scan

  58. stackja

    Guaido rallies Venezuelans amid blackout
    Vivian Sequera and Tibisay Romero, Reuters
    March 28, 2019 6:27am

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on his supporters to take to the streets this weekend in protest of a major nationwide blackout that has left millions without power for three straight days.

    Residents scrambled to find food and water as businesses closed and school was cancelled in the second major blackout this month.

    Power went out in much of the country on Monday afternoon, less than two weeks after electricity was restored following the worst blackout in Venezuela’s history.

    “The time has come to agitate in every state, in every community, to get water back, get electricity back, get gas back,” said Guaido, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency in January. He argued President Nicolas Maduro’s May 2018 re-election was illegitimate.

  59. Tintarella di Luna

    House Intelligence Chairman

    Under the Democrats that’s a joke title, right?

  60. Percy Popinjay

    stupid.forking.gliberals, example eleventy gazillion and sixty nine:

    Walking past that electronic Billboard last night that runs the big fat Clive ads and noticed one that had a picture of Goose Morristeen with the caption “Goose Morristeen voted eight times to reduce penalty rates”. Then noticed it was the work of that vile union slag Silly McMenace (who I have the misfortune to know personally through my work).

    The Fair Work Commission, that sheltered workshop stuffed to the gills with z-grade former labor/union hacks were the ones who “reduced penalty rates” in various decisions they’ve made in the last several years. It is not the government’s role to set wages or penalty rates.

    Will Morristeen and the gliberals go on the attack and point out these blatant falsehoods? To ask the question is to answer it. They all deserve to die in an electoral inferno.

  61. Muddy

    Shy Ted
    #2972246, posted on March 28, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I’ve been enjoying your most recent posts, Shy Ted. Keep it up.

  62. Mother Lode

    In a world where a story banning right wingers from the internet is accompanied by a photo of National SOCIALISTS, you might come to the conclusion the didn’t have any photos of right wingers carrying on like racist Jerks.

    They get away with it because no one points out the nonsense.

    The ideas of the right are mostly the ideas that out parents and grandparents held, and the ideas where they at variance are on things that progressives would have no great trouble with (such as the role of women).

    It was our grandparents – following their beliefs – who fought the Nazis.

    People need a broader perspective than the cramped experiences of half-wit journos who are so convinced of their brilliance that they think they never have to take on a new fact or re-appraise an old thought.

  63. OldOzzie

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2972228, posted on March 28, 2019 at 8:18 am

    All the best with the Sunbather Tints.

    Solemn mass at the cathedral is a wonderful experience.

    Thanks notafan, last treatment day today – celebrations tonight hopefully a double celebration – with any luck Grace, our shy granddaughter might make an appearance today

    Also All the Best with the Sunbather – was it the Kinghorn Cancer Centre adjunct to St Vincent’s?

    Re St Mary Cathedral Mass – it is inspiring – attended Eldest Grandson singing with School Choir for Christmas Carols Mass – the sounds soared in the Cathederal

  64. A Lurker

    Frazer Anning’s open letter to the PM doesn’t pull any punches. I predict lots of head explosions from the Left.

    Andrew Bolt lifts up the piece of old corrugated iron that has been sitting out in the overgrown back paddock for the last four years.

  65. Rockdoctor

    LOL the MSM just don’t get it. Paulines stand on guns won’t lose her one vote in her heartland of Queensland, instead the media pile on will entrench the us vs them attitude that most Northern Australia has to the people who live down south. Before anyone takes me to task I am merely stating the attitude is there not supporting or decrying it.

    Also saw an interesting piece of Gossip today. Beattie trying to get Developer Lancini a leg up to the NRL Board, now that is interesting in 2 ways. 1. Lancini was furious at Beattie when he was Premier for vetoing a development at Pallaranda on environmental grounds to sandbag Brisbane seats, rumour was he exploded as he is used to getting his own way after sloshing money to peoples campaigns and he had shelled out a bit to get the dodgy Tony Mooney re-elected as Townsville Mayor. 2. Am wondering whether this is pay back for him after he used every trick in the book to get Lancini Stadium built, along with News Corpse (Sky & the local rag relentlessly pushed it) and NQ Cowboys now all are laughing their way to the bank as they have contributed little & we ratepayers/taxpayers will bear the cost for a similar size stadium that will be lucky to get used 11 times a year and in the worst possible place for traffic flow.

  66. Percy Popinjay

    No one has sought to profit more from child abuse than milligan has

    But hey, if it’s any consolation, she’s pursued her creepy obsession courtesy of shedloads of that lovely taxpayers’ moolah.

  67. John Constantine

    If the chicom diaspora gets two aged parents per Australian anchor child, the caliphate will become enraged if not given the same deal when they demand it.

    You won’t like it if you make them have to become enraged.

    Comrade branchstacker Maaaaaaaaates.

  68. Tom

    Trump ridiculed Schiff on Wednesday during a meeting with House Republicans at the White House, repeatedly calling him “pencil neck” according to Politico.

    LOL. Separated at birth:

    Adam Schiff.

    Mr Squiggle

    .

  69. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here’s one for Very Fast Train fans.

    ISIS fanatics busted for trying to derail German high speed trains in shocking new terror plot unearthed after caliphate crushed (27 Mar, via Drudge)

    SPECIAL forces troops have arrested a suspected ISIS supporter following a sickening plot to derail high-speed trains in Europe.

    The 42-year-old Iraqi, living in Vienna, is said to have twice stretched steel cables above and across tracks in neighbouring Germany.

    Austrian cops say in both cases an “intruder” had interfered with the tracks in a bid to cause a deadly and shocking derailment.

    News of the alleged terror plot follows an al-Qaeda appeal urging its fanatical followers to derail “vulnerable” trains and comes days after ISIS was crushed in Syria.

    Care to explain how the 900 km of track between Sydney and Melbourne could be secured?

  70. Muddy

    I’d like to add my thanks to Tom for the cartoons. Zanetti’s was abysmal – what the?
    I didn’t like the Kelley one either, with Pres. Trump on the scaffold. Hmmm.

  71. C.L.

    With Morrison, the ABC, David Koch and now (this morning) Niki Savva calling for the extermination of Pauine Hanson, I expect she will receive a record vote at the forthcoming election.

  72. 1735099

    Because we let them call Hitler Right wing……

    A very good definition of lunacy is attempting to rewrite history to rationalise stupidity.

  73. Black Ball

    When it’s one’s birthday and they don’t have work for the day, is it appropriate to enjoy a beer after bacon and eggs? Asking for a friend

  74. Percy Popinjay

    Care to explain how the 900 km of track between Sydney and Melbourne could be secured?

    Simples. It will never be laid in the first place.

  75. John Constantine

    Grab-a-Granny shorten promises his chicom diaspora aged parent visas in a visas for votes scam.

    In the last ten years of the population Ponzi scheme, Australia has mass imported gross millions of permanent consumption machines, plus visa property consumers, plus those overstaying visas and dropping off official counts, to live stacked ten to a room in a cousins dogbox apartment.

    How many millions of aged parents worldwide are waking up to the shorten looting cartel promising aged visas for votes?.

    The response by the turnbullites will be to offer open borders for grannies as well.

    Comrades.

  76. John Constantine

    Little birthday whisky in the hollandaise sauce on the poached eggs, Black Ball.

  77. mh

    Jussie Smollett, the “gay and black” actor.

    Rinse and repeat.

    Never any mention that his father is J*wish.

    Jussie is no more black than he is J*wish.

    No victim status if you are J*wish? The inflow of Kaepernick $$$ must stop if you mention the J word.

  78. C.L.

    “Pope” Bergoglio backs liquidation of the Kulaks:

    Let’s get this in our heads: food is not private property …

    The accompanying picture is a snapshot of senility.

  79. 1735099

    Sole purpose of destabilising an election….

    Sole purpose of revealing the truth- the first task of journalism.
    In that, they were very successful.
    It resembles lifting a sheet of corrugated iron in a swamp.
    What has been revealed stinks to high heaven.

  80. OldOzzie

    None
    #2972221, posted on March 28, 2019 at 8:05 am

    ah yes bring the parents who suck Medicare dry. I took my dad to a hospital appointment the other day one he waited for, for years and it was wall to wall refos.

    None,

    the thing that has stood out to me at my second home over the last year Royal North Shore Hospital (the Medical Care has been excellent), I have been stunned by the number of Elderly Grandparents (who can’t speak English) from China, India and many other overseas countries in many parts of the RNSH Care system, all with Medicare cards – one that fascinated me was an Old Guy with his daughter who both could not speak English and the Doctor had to get a Han Interpreter on the line and I listened to a 3 way conversation diagnosis.

    The HKG, Malaysian, Taiwanese and other Chinese outside the mainland, usually come from large families when they come to Australia, but as there is no welfare in Communist China and as a poster said earlier 2 only children have to support 4 grandpareents, hence the aim to get permanent residence in Australia, and as in the case in my street buy a OZ Reidence, but leave it vacant as securing permanence.

    We have a problem with

    Let’s WeChat: Shorten in direct pitch to Chinese

    In a group chat with nearly 500 Chinese-speaking voters on the WeChat Live social media service — the first by an Australian ­political leader — Mr Shorten said yesterday that Labor would make it easier for ­immigrant families to get visas for ageing ­parents, and highlighted the governme­nt’s past attempt to ­introduce a university-level ­lang­uage test for would-be ­citizens.

    The Labor leader told WeChat users he was “pro-immigrant”, and pledged Labor would make it easier to bring their parents to Australia on a new temporary sponsored visa, which the government had promised but not yet ­delivered, and would limit to one set of parents per household.

    “Labor wants to make sure you never have to pick which parents you want to bring to Australia,” he said on the Chinese social media platform.

    With Chinese voters looming as key constituents in a raft of seats at the upcoming election, Mr Shorten said Labor was not afraid of the rise of China.

    “America will always be importan­t to the security for Australia, but if I am prime minister I welcome the rise of China in the world,’’ he said. “I don’t see … China as a strategic threat. I see it as a strategic opportunity. What I want to see is greater mutual understanding ­between all of us.

  81. struth

    Thanks A Lurker.

    What a great letter.
    As I have said before, Fraser Anning gets my vote.
    The only one plainly speaking the truth.

    If you don’t like what he says, you are part of the problem.

  82. Muddy

    Rockdoctor
    #2972262, posted on March 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

    LOL the MSM just don’t get it. Paulines stand on guns won’t lose her one vote in her heartland of Queensland, instead the media pile on will entrench the us vs them attitude that most Northern Australia has to the people who live down south.

    I’m not a Northerner, but absolutely yes. Neither the Malignant Mongrel media, nor the entrenched elite of politics, seem to have learned anything from the initial rise of One Nation. Until I realised that Hanson was never going to be any more than a protest opportunity, I voted for her, simply because I was sick of being insulted by the majors.

    The (political/civil) intelligence gathering and analysis by our major parties is just woeful.

  83. Tintarella di Luna

    Re St Mary Cathedral Mass – it is inspiring – attended Eldest Grandson singing with School Choir for Christmas Carols Mass – the sounds soared in the Cathederal

    OldOzzie – I agree the sound of the human voice in the acoustistics of a cathedral or a church is a wondrous thing — there are a few siblings in our family and one sister has this amazing coloratura soprano voice – we used to sing at wedding in the country and in the city

    I remember standing at the back of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Paddington, a beautiful old sandstone church, listening to my sister rehearing Gounod’s Ave Maria with the organist.

    I couldn’t see her, but only hear her beautiful voice, delicate and clear as a bell as it wound its way columns to the vault of the church — it was the sound of a angel, I think of that often and it brings tears to my eyes as beautiful memories can do.

  84. OldOzzie

    Thanks Tom,

    Ben Garrison for me this morning

  85. Tintarella di Luna

    Silly McMenace

    That’s Jacindanese

  86. Muddy

    Enjoy your day, Black Ball. Your comments since entering the octagon have been noted and appreciated.

  87. thefrollickingmole

    Port Arthur shootings being a conspiracy.

    The nutter doing the shooting wasnt part of the conspiracy.

    The conspiracy was the almost seamless way media/pollies & police agencies all swung into high gear to rush through, rubber stamp and remove peoples property based on “Muh feelz”.
    The plan was in place, all that was needed was a high profile shooting to push it through.

    The NZ thing is the same, the nutter acts, the government uses the “crisis” to jam through laws to fuck the general public over.

  88. struth

    A very good definition of lunacy is attempting to rewrite history to rationalise stupidity.

    It certainly is.
    Which is exactly what the left has done.

    If you’d like to explain to us how a socialist is right wing, I’ve only been waiting for an answer since you came back here?

    Let’s go there sunshine.
    Enough of your pompous vacuousness.
    Back it up or STFU.

  89. dover_beach

    Andrew Bolt lifts up the piece of old corrugated iron that has been sitting out in the overgrown back paddock for the last four years.

    The lengths Muslims and liberals will go to in order to disarm their ideological enemies is extraordinary.

  90. thefrollickingmole

    Why does Monty choose to support Nazis?

    Nazi doughnuts

    Krispy Kreme owners discover disturbing Nazi past

    In July 1937, Albert Reimann Jr wrote to Heinrich Himmler, the SS leader responsible for the Holocaust, saying that his business was “a purely Aryan family business that is over 100 years old”, he wrote. “The owners are unconditional followers of the race theory.”

    Mmmm tastes like racism, with sprinkles of race theory on top!

  91. struth

    It resembles lifting a sheet of corrugated iron in a swamp.
    What has been revealed stinks to high heaven.

    There’s a name for that.
    Unfortunately no money changed hands though.
    If it had, you’d call it a “Dastyari”

  92. thefrollickingmole

    How far we have degenerated…

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/28/melbourne-flagstaff-station-armed-police-respond-to-reports-of-gun-on-train

    “We had a report concerned that there might be someone with a firearm on a train this morning heading into the city loop,” he told radio station 3AW. “Therefore we stopped the train at Flagstaff and [ordered] critical response team members to search the train.

    “After that [we] were content that there was no firearm on the train … Fortunately there was nothing to be found.”

    Ashton said the original report to police said a rifle case had been spotted on the train.

  93. Zatara

    Trump is doing a rally tomorrow in Grand Rapids, Michigan starting at 7 PM US eastern time. That link should work for streaming it live.

    It promises to be entertaining.

  94. Calli:

    And you’re right about Cairo. That canal beside the Nile is a disgrace. I can’t work out why there is so much litter. Surely they can bend over and pick stuff up?

    The rubbish collection is due to an unforeseen lack of Christians to do the scutwork that the Islamists are too proud to do.
    They haven’t yet connected the dots.

  95. dover_beach

    Sole purpose of revealing the truth- the first task of journalism.
    In that, they were very successful.

    Oh no no no no, they revealed nothing except their own lies and misrepresentations. The media has again been revealed as fabricators and dissemblers.

  96. candy

    Pauline Hanson has been on record as saying she approves of our gun laws and sees no reason for change (like most Australians), unless she has changed her mind.

    I am not sure why she is being painted as raving right wing extremist shooter over gun laws, even by Scott Morrison, despite Ashby on his jaunt overseas to raise money for ON. I think it is a Get Pauline thing.

    I understand she is ill at the moment after a tick bite which can have complications, so she’s not up to fighting this abuse from the media right now, or even talking as the tick bit her face.

  97. C.L.

    Adelaide story:

    Lesbian prostitute who chopped up her transgender flatmate admits she’s done ‘MONSTROUS’ things – but says she had nothing to do with brother’s disappearance.

    A lesbian and former prostitute who chopped her transgender flatmate into pieces insists she has nothing to do with the disappearance of her brother who has not been seen in more than three weeks.

    Donna Casagrande was 32 and addicted to drugs when she killed transgender woman Joanne Lillecrapp in Adelaide in 2001 with her lover Nicole McGuinness.

    Despite serving her time behind bars, Ms Casagrande, now 49, claims she is again on the police radar as they investigate the disappearance of her brother.

    Joseph Casagrande, a father-of-two from Chester Hill in Sydney’s west, was last seen by his wife Sonja on March 4 about 1.30am…

    He was reported missing when he failed to pick up his children from after school care the same day…

    Ms Casagrande, who is currently homeless, said she fought with her brother’s wife about their late father’s estate before he disappeared.

    I think we know how this ends.

  98. OldOzzie

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2972284, posted on March 28, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I remember standing at the back of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Paddington, a beautiful old sandstone church, listening to my sister rehearing Gounod’s Ave Maria with the organist.

    I couldn’t see her, but only hear her beautiful voice, delicate and clear as a bell as it wound its way columns to the vault of the church — it was the sound of a angel, I think of that often and it brings tears to my eyes as beautiful memories can do.

    You reminded me of 2 things there

    1. Mario Lnaza singing Ave Maria in a church with a superb young boy Soprano

    2. My son had taken a Villa for week in Southern Tuscany near Montepulciano in the Val d’Orcia overlooking Radicofani – some old UK friends were staying close by in Umbria and we joined them for a day driving around Umbria and we visited the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, absolutely beautiful as was the town of Assisi

    Enjoy listening to Mario Lanza

  99. thefrollickingmole

    Italys PM must be thanking his lucky starts.

    A “Tampa” all wrapped in a bow for him.

    Rescued migrants hijack merchant ship off Libya
    The 108 people picked up by Elhiblu 1 reportedly hijacked it when they learned they were being returned to Libya

    A merchant ship has been hijacked by refugees and migrants that it had rescued off the coast of Libya, and is now heading towards Malta, the Italian deputy prime minister and Maltese authorities have said.

    Corriere della Sera and Italian news agencies reported that 108 people were picked up by the tanker Elhiblu 1, and hijacked the vessel when it became clear that it planned to take them back to Libya.


    Six nautical miles from Tripoli it suddenly changed course and headed north towards Europe. Migrants in Libya face trafficking, kidnap, torture and rape, according to the United Nations and aid groups.

    “These are not migrants in distress, they are pirates, they will only see Italy through a telescope,” said Italy’s far-right deputy PM, Matteo Salvini, who has cracked down on migrants, including closing Italy’s ports to NGO rescue boats, since he took office in June last year.

    Salvini said that Italy’s ports would remain close. “Poor castaways, who hijack a merchant ship that saved them because they want to decide the route of the cruise,” he said with sarcasm, according to the Ansa press agency.

  100. Elle

    I tried to attach a link showing the chairman of New Zealand’s biggest m*sque suggesting Isr*el’s M*ssad spy agency and “Z*onist business houses” were behind the Chr*stchurch m*ssacre. The link disappeared. Then I summarised it. That disappeared. I can’t work out which word/s are naughty.

    Anyhoo, it has made me think that what Struth has been saying is making more and more sense everyday.

    I think, perhaps, I have been in denial.

    Apologies for my criticism of you, Struth.

  101. C.L.

    What can you do but laugh?
    Says the Trump-is-a-Russian media: Pauline Hanson was secretly filmed talking about a ridiculous conspiracy. Every Australian media anchorman in the country has been filmed talking about a ridiculous conspiracy – for two straight years.

  102. struth

    When it came to Russiagate, the media didn’t “get it wrong”, it lied.
    It bare faced lied.

    Without seeing any evidence they claimed there was heaps and heaps of evidence, it’s all there, while never being able to point to anything, and yet Australian Labor party did more interfering with help from Bishop and the cross dresser, and others like the red witch, paying the Clinton’s our tax dollars.

    Bloody hell, I saw those you tube videos saying “WRONG” when they media told lies.
    They weren’t mistaken, they lied.
    For over two tears, they lied, and lied, and lied, their leftist hysteria and group think meaning no one needed evidence.

    They said it, therefore it is so.
    Their bubbles cannot be burst easily, as the real world for the bubble-left is completely uninhabitable.

  103. dover_beach

    Sole purpose of revealing the truth- the first task of journalism.
    In that, [Bolt’s response] was very successful.

    Indeed, he was over the target.

  104. Muddy

    Candy,
    The easiest way to divert the focus from your own personal or professional (political) failings is to point the finger at someone else. The finger pointer/s feel a brief sense of relief knowing that others are being scrutinised for their real or perceived failings.

  105. C.L.

    No informed, sane person could disagree with anything Anning said in that letter to Morrison.

  106. Tintarella di Luna

    Enjoy listening to Mario Lanza

    Have done since a small child, Mario Lanza was king in our house – every Sunday after Mass and before pranzo we would listen to 78mp Mario Lanza records on the old stereo

    Gee your son is having a wonderful time I’d venture. Thanks for the link.

  107. dover_beach

    Donna Casagrande

    Back to the casagrande for you!

  108. struth

    Anyhoo, it has made me think that what Struth has been saying is making more and more sense everyday.

    I think, perhaps, I have been in denial.

    Apologies for my criticism of you, Struth.

    No need to apologise, Elle, it’s all about exchanging views.
    But it is excepted, and I do appreciate your decency in giving it.

  109. Fisky

    Why is Shorten promising to go easy on Beijing strategically when the voters he’s appealling to are Aussie citizens? Kinda irrelevant you would think. Unless the ALP sees them as a sort of fifth column loyal first to the Motherland, then (he hopes) to the ALP, and Australia last.

  110. Snoopy

    Busker with saxophone case shuts down Melbourne trains!

  111. Fisky

    The LDP’s $50,000 migration fee will barely cover 6 months of medical bills for the elderly ChiCom voters soon to be flown im by the hundreds of thousands.

  112. struth

    A very good definition of lunacy is attempting to rewrite history to rationalise stupidity.

    Then the fifteen minute to half an hour disappearance while he waits for the subject to change, or can think of other bullshit to talk about.

    They cannot think for the life of them, why Hitler was right wing, but like Russiagate…who needs frigging proof?
    It’s the left in all it’s lying, hypocritical, hate filled shit dribbling , ship of fools.

  113. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    AN OPEN LETTER TO

    PRIME MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON

    from

    Senator Fraser Anning

    Prime Minister Morrison,

    You are threatening to censure me in the Australian Parliament for statements I made following the mass murder of New Zealand Muslims on Friday the 15th of March. Labor leader Bill Shorten agrees with your intentions.

    You accuse me of blaming the victims in my initial response to the atrocity. This, despite the fact that my statement unequivocally condemned this heinous act of murderous violence.

    One of the victims of this rampage was a toddler. All were innocent. The perpetrator is a monster and no sane person would think otherwise.

    There are no mitigating factors which could in any way excuse this evil act. The person responsible needs to feel the full force of the law.

    After putting the immediate blame where it belongs, I looked for contributing causes. I said: “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program that allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand”.

    I was referring, obviously, to terrorists and the backlash they potentially incite. Nowhere in that statement did I imply that any of the victims were fanatics. They were hapless victims.

    My brief comment was not an academic treatise seeking to identify all the causes. Instead I zeroed in on the New Zealand government’s indiscriminate immigration policies, which are very much in line with your own.

    The censure motion is an attempt to deflect attention from your reckless policies, which are causing run-away diversity – a well-documented risk factor for communal conflict. Shame on you.

    Your exploitation of the killing has helped open the door to the far left. Now, innocent conservatives and even the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation are being accused of guilt for mass murder on the flimsy basis that the killer’s manifesto opposed Islamic immigration to Europe.

    This guilt by association has the same level of honesty as your own accusation against me. As Douglas Murray states, “Beliefs held by millions [are] not rendered invalid by [the] actions of a maniac.”

    What distinguished the killer from others concerned about Islamic immigration is that he abandoned politics and took up terrorism. To blame conservatives for Christchurch, as is now happening, is as irrational as blaming democratic socialists for Communist mass murder.

    It is completely appropriate to consider contributing causes. This mass murder is clearly a form of inter-ethnic, inter-religious and inter-cultural violence.

    It is a matter of fact that in recent times, these kinds of deadly attacks have proliferated in Western countries. Initially, these attacks were mostly committed by Muslims but more recently, have been committed against them.

    It is a matter of causation, not moral blame, that until recently we were largely immune to this problem because until the 1970s Western populations were, for the most part, ethnically, culturally and religiously homogenous.

    I believe that these changes were initiated by governments, not requested by the people, who generally wished to retain their way of life, as did others around the world.

    The Japanese people have no wish to bring in millions of Vietnamese and grant them citizenship. The Chinese don’t want to be swamped with Indians.

    No people wish for this. We didn’t vote for it and we weren’t asked. Yet every Prime Minister since Whitlam has embraced the policy of indiscriminate immigration. The only choice has been in how quickly we would become a minority.

    “We the people,” were given no democratic option to oppose this madness. Every major party supported it.

    For example, you recently critisised Bill Shorten’s refugee policy. You said it was reckless as it would double the number of refugees at a cost of six billion dollars every year.

    You implied that your own policy was somehow responsible because you would import only half that number at a cost of three billion dollars per year.

    Are Australians supposed to thank you for driving us over the fiscal cliff at half the speed?

    As Prime Minister, you must accept the greatest share of the blame. Sadly, you are not alone. Every other mainstream political party subscribes to the ridiculous trope that diversity is a strength. It is not, and the people know it.

    You have pursued these policies against the will of the people. Along with the deep state, you have viciously attacked anyone who opposed this madness.

    People have been destroyed by accusations of racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, white supremacy and an ever-growing number of slurs.

    In order to lock-in permanent mass immigration, you multicultural elitists have annihilated the bedrock principle of Free Speech from our society.

    This is the foundational principle on which our system of democracy is built.

    This deliberate subversion of democratic rights has been ruthlessly efficient in silencing legitimate criticism.

    The dogma of multiculturalism has been imposed under cover of threats and intimidation. Had people not been bullied into silence by political correctness and the threat of Government sanction, they would have figured out the truth much earlier.

    The fact is, that multiculturalism is simply minority tribalism turbocharged by the Left.

    This is part of a wider trend for Western governments to import the “Clash of Civilisations” into once peaceful societies. If this continues the result will be the dissolution of the nation state.

    Your policy of multiculturalism encourages all minorities to remain culturally separate. It encourages them to remain loyal to their tribal, religious, ethnic or cultural identities instead of to the Australian nation.

    Unless of course it is white Australians who express loyalty to their group, in which case it is referred to the so-called Human Rights Commission under the hated Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act.

    Thus, you espouse tribalism from one side of your mouth while decrying it from the other.

    The problem is, that minority groups vote for their own interests.

    Politicians know this from experience. You are constantly pandering to them. The level of largesse which you offer, is in direct proportion to the numbers of each group in marginal electorates or donations to party coffers.

    The key demand of these minority groups is always the same. More migrants from their own “tribe” to bolster the power of their own voting bloc.

    Mr. Morrison, you enable this minority supremacism, as did your predecessors. You promote it. And you profit from it. This tribalism is not shared by the majority, who do not yet understand the need to vote for their own ethnic interests.

    They are told to think of themselves as individuals, not as parts of a cohesive nation. Unless the majority realise the benefits of voting for their ethnic group interests – democracy will be finished. In its place we will have intractable sectarianism and Australia will be just another failed state.

    The horror in New Zealand is so newsworthy because it is not yet a failed state. In the three weeks before the shooting in Christchurch, 120 Christians in Nigeria were shot or hacked to death by Muslims.

    This tragedy was not reported in a single Australian news outlet that I am aware of. In January, much closer to home in the Philippines, a cathedral was bombed by Muslims and twenty innocents were killed.

    Why did you and your Government not issue statements denouncing the killers? Perhaps because murderous attacks are so common in these countries.

    Since September 2001, there have been more than 34,000 terrorist attacks conducted in the name of Islam. This is a staggering number. Most have been committed in countries with large Islamic populations.

    As you and your predecessors have increased the Muslim population in our country, we have suffered a growing series of attacks on our soil.

    Fortunately, our security forces have thwarted most of them. The Islamic community is expanding rapidly, however. Soon we will not have the resources to control the situation.

    The likelihood of a backlash from other groups increases with every attack. As our society splits along racial, religious and ethnic lines, the possibility of escalating conflict increases.

    Australia is not the world’s most successful multicultural society. We were once united and peaceful with a secure national identity.

    Our children had bright futures. Now cohesion and trust are falling. The data shows it. There is no net benefit to traditional Australians from your multicultural dogma.

    Your policies will lead to white Australians – the heart of our nation – becoming a minority within a few decades. Your own figures confirm this.

    You, Mr. Morrison, are part of the problem. How dare you judge me. How dare you hold your head up in the light.

    You and your cabinet have no real analysis of the national question. Instead you offer vacuous slogans fed to you by equally vacuous senior public servants – “diversity”, “vibrancy”, “inclusion”, “religion of peace”.

    You have no vision for Australia situated in our region. No analysis of how to manage diversity and identity in a sustainable, peaceful way. All we get is politics; saying anything to stay in power.

    This lack of principle and positive direction indicates that you and your Labor clones are puppets of powerful vested interests. These interests give a damn only for profits, not diversity, identity or belonging.

    The present election campaign in New South Wales offers a horrible example of multicultural politics at work. In September of last year, the Labor leader, Michael Daley, gave a speech to a predominantly Anglo audience in the Blue Mountains.

    He warned that young Australians were being pushed out of jobs and the Sydney housing market by highly educated Asian (mainly Chinese) immigrants. His predecessor, Luke Foley, was also concerned with ethnic pressures in Sydney.

    He spoke about “white flight” in which “Anglo-Saxons” were being pushed out of the Western Suburbs by mass immigration.

    These gentlemen know, or at least feel, that their nation is being replaced, that mass migration is causing serious problems. They know however, that they will be pilloried if they speak up. Yet still, they want the immigrant vote!

    The Liberals are well aware of the situation. Their friends waited for the final week of the NSW election campaign before releasing a video of Mr Daley’s speech, hoping it would lose him the Chinese vote.

    That is tawdry, low politics, with the mainstream media fully engaged. The same racial tactics were used to mobilise Chinese votes against John Howard in the 2007 federal election.

    Those votes cost Mr Howard, the Prime Minister, his seat. That is the reality of multicultural politics as practised since the 1970s by the likes of Al Grassby, Malcolm Fraser, and Bob Hawke. It was practised long before that by the Communists who saw the revolutionary potential of ethnic diversity.

    But the racial politics of the 2019 NSW election then sank even lower, becoming grotesque and outright dangerous. NSW Labor changed tactics to place election ads in Chinese language newspapers.

    On Wednesday 20th March Michael Daley began grovelling to recover Chinese votes. He publicly apologised to Asian voters. He promised to speak with Chinese community leaders and the Chinese consul-general when Premier. A Chinese government official!

    This is the reality of multiculturalism and diverse immigration – political leaders in thrall to minority tribalism and even to foreign governments.

    This is the diversity you praise and nourish, Mr Morrison. In reality you have no problem with tribalism, except for Anglo Australians.

    There is more. We need a public discussion of fifth columns. For years the intelligence community has warned you and your colleagues of the security risks posed by Beijing’s soft power.

    They fear that universities and political parties have been penetrated and suborned to some extent by Chinese agents of influence.

    But the risk does not come solely from China. It also comes from Australian citizens living in Australia who think of themselves as Chinese.

    Your government, Mr Morrison, continues to allow mass Chinese immigration at a time when China is flexing its muscles It has annexed the South China Sea, is swamping Tibet and the Turkic western provinces with loyal Han Chinese migrants, and is seeking to push Australia’s indispensable ally, the United States, out of our region.

    At such a time your government has not applied any brake to Chinese immigration. You haven’t even raised the subject for discussion. Are you delusional or do you hate Australia? It must be one or the other, or both.

    I say this because I respect the Chinese people. In my maiden speech I took up Sir Henry Parkes’s vision of the “crimson thread of kinship” that unites the core Anglo-Celtic Australian nation.

    Well, there are hundreds of crimson threads around the world – ethnic and cultural bonds – that tie nations together.

    They are positive ties, but they have been imported into Australia over the last several decades by a political elite that turned its back on our nation.

    This is another harsh reality of the multiculturalism that you, Mr Morrison, praise and try to win votes from.

    This is the tragedy of your beloved diversity, that it weaponises positive human bonds. It turns good people against one another.

    Your immigration policies have turned Australia into a squabbling Tower of Babel. Those policies really should be criminalised. They should be made unconstitutional.

    The Australian nation is dying in the big cities. Congested, progressively foreign, replaced, colonised, self-segregated, hurt by falling trust and loss of belonging. Why are you doing this to us? Where is your soul? Where is your decency?

    Stop thinking about your parliamentary pension and media reputation and start thinking about your people, our people. Isn’t it obvious that the nation is in crisis? Why can you not stand tall and actually lead our people?

    Our children and grandchildren will curse you if you are remembered at all. You have no right to transform their society without the people’s permission. You have no right to inflict this legacy on them, to become a minority in their own country.

    Let me be doubly clear that I condemn you and Mr. Shorten in the strongest terms imaginable – as traitors to truth and traitors to social cohesion.

    You have even turned your back on your Christian faith and values. Multiculturalism means “fewer Christians.” Is that really your intention?

    Without mass immigration and multiculturalism, neither the Islamic attacks in Australia or this appalling reaction to them would have occurred.

    Without your reckless policies, the Australian people would still be living in a peaceful, stable and secure nation state as the Japanese do today.

    The New Zealand government is using this hideous attack to further its cynical agenda. Instead of offering their people a vote on ruinous immigration policies, they are further strangling free speech and suppressing opposition.

    Censorship of the media was hardly mentioned after terror attacks on Australian soil. Now however, after an attack by an opponent of multiculturalism, The State is demanding censorship of the internet.

    Any website which does not embrace your extreme multicultural agenda is coming under scrutiny.

    This foreshadows darkness and tyranny which were once unimaginable to Australians. You and your cohorts are driving us there at full speed.

    Australia is on the path to a police state, fomented and legitimised by multiculturalist ideology.

    Again, Mr Morrison, your government leads the charge, by allowing people to be persecuted under ill-defined accusations of hate speech, when most just hate oppression.

    I implore all politicians to step back and think again about what you are doing to this nation.

    Do not oppress us in a knee-jerk reaction to this tragedy born of fanaticism.

    Any response must be measured and sane. It must not be at the price of this nation’s cohesion and unity.

    Free Speech is always the first target of ham-fisted tyranny. The Christchurch killer’s intent was to topple our traditions by his evil scheme. Do not become pawns in his game.

    Australia once trusted its citizens to discuss the most extreme ideas peacefully. We have a long history of rejecting radical ideas.

    It is clear that our elites cannot be trusted with controlling our borders. I don’t just mean the few thousand illegals coming in boats but the millions coming legally by jet.

    We as a nation need to take a breather. We need time to assimilate those already here. We need a plebiscite on immigration!

    We the people, not you the elites, have a right to decide who comes here.

    Fraser Anning

  114. C.L.

    You would have thought ASIO and/or the AFP would be raiding and arresting foreign agents of Qatar for attempting to illegally influence Australian democracy. Along with any other media players found to be enabling those foreign agents. That’s the reaction we should have seen. Instead, jellyback young earther Scott Morrison has decided to collude with Qatar and take advantage of the situation for his party’s own electoral interest. In my eyes, this makes him a traitor; literally, guilty of treason.

  115. Infidel Tige

    Oh my god. The Chinese company that owns Grinder has been stealing all the users details.

    Those poor gay men are going to get reamed by scammers.

  116. Infidel Tige

    Oh my god. The Chinese company that owns Grin der has been stealing all the users details.

    Those poor gay men are going to get reamed by scammers.

  117. Infidel Tige

    Oh my god. The Chinese company that owns Grinder has been stealing all the users details.

    Those poor gay men are going to get rea med by scammers.

  118. mh

    Scott Morrison wishes Fraser Anning and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation were more like the Australian Conservatives.

  119. Leo G

    If the Obamas, Smollett and the Chicago DA had just let him front up to court all would be forgiven.

    Surely, but how could they resist the gesture of Trump-Mueller moral equivalence. Chicago prosecutors drop all charges against Jussie Smollett while insisting, just like Mueller on President Trump, the move did not “exonerate him.”
    Think of the identity politics opportunity. Smollet’s lawyers could assert their client “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 judgment”.
    The Illinois State Attorney could virtue signal that public relations- not crime- is the state’s number one priority. Jussie Smollett poses no threat to public relations.
    So PR rules and now all is forgiven, right?

  120. If you’d like to explain to us how a socialist is right wing, I’ve only been waiting for an answer since you came back here?

  121. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    And still nobody in politics or the lugenpresse questions why we need mass migration… ie government policies that cripple our birth rates.

  122. C.L.

    I had no idea until watching Bolt’s piece that Qatar financed a phony gun lobby, an ax-ABC producer and a web hostess for FOUR years on the off chance that they might get a snippet of video showing untoward behaviour by One Nation. What fantastic bullshit. This was a well-financed propaganda cell run by a hostile Middle Eastern government to undermine the LNP on border control.

  123. Here’s your answer.

    Hitler was a Fascist.

    Similar ilk to Mussolini and Franco.

    These people and their ideologies inhabit the extreme Right of the political spectrum.

    This is historical fact and has been recognised as such for decades.

    Bullshit posted on Breitbart etc doesn’t change that.

  124. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The LDP’s $50,000 migration fee will barely cover 6 months of medical bills for the elderly ChiCom voters soon to be flown im by the hundreds of thousands.

    millions upon millions of chicoms went from poor farmers to overnight millionaires from the relentless expansion of state subsidised empty ghost cities. $50k is a trivial sum

  125. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Just met with
    @SundarPichai
    , President of
    @Google
    , who is obviously doing quite well. He stated strongly that he is totally committed to the U.S. Military, not the Chinese Military….
    …Also discussed political fairness and various things that
    @Google
    can do for our Country. Meeting ended very well!

    Meeting ended well? I could think of a good ending for Sundar.

  126. struth

    Struck dumb is an appropriate term for SNIFFY McSHAVINGMIRROR

  127. hzhousewife

    Busker with saxophone case shuts down Melbourne trains!

    Did the musician have a right wing tattoo as well?

    This need to happen over and over and over again until people see sense.

  128. mh

    I thought I would change it up a bit.

    Ivanka!

    Ivanka Trump
    @IvankaTrump
    ·
    2h
    I am excited to return to the great State of Kentucky tomorrow to visit
    @Toyota
    ’s largest car manufacturing plant in North America and thank them for their $13 Billion investment in the United States, announced this month!

  129. thefrollickingmole

    Just a reminder, a fake marriage leading to an Australian visa is worth $100,000 or so to a Viet.

    Thats the “floor price” on Australian welfare & healthcare.

  130. dover_beach

    No informed, sane person could disagree with anything Anning said in that letter to Morrison.

    Really hits the nail on the head, that letter. That should be their campaign platform.

  131. notafan

    Elderly chichoms will need dedicated chicom run nursing homes build by chichoms staffed by chicoms paid for by Australian taxpayers.

  132. Andreas

    Imagine the reaction if the Russian media had secretly recorded Hillary in a four year operation. Well we don’t have to imagine very hard…

  133. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I see fake compassion man still struggling with his mouse.

  134. candy

    You accuse me of blaming the victims in my initial response to the atrocity. This, despite the fact that my statement unequivocally condemned this heinous act of murderous violence.

    Fraser Anning quite hurt by that. I can’t see him as a monster either who believes that the deceased including the little girl deserved their death. The only one who believes that would be the killer.

  135. dover_beach

    I had no idea until watching Bolt’s piece that Qatar financed a phony gun lobby, an ax-ABC producer and a web hostess for FOUR years on the off chance that they might get a snippet of video showing untoward behaviour by One Nation. What fantastic bullshit. This was a well-financed propaganda cell run by a hostile Middle Eastern government to undermine the LNP on border control.

    In other words, what was being done was exactly what they accused, but failed to contrive, One Nation of doing. The media, of course, will throw a blanket over what Bolt exposed quick smart.

    Help us, Queensland, you are our only hope.

  136. rickw

    They may end up sadly mistaken there, our elderly care system is creaking already. Plus, no coal.

    Two problems can be made into a solution: Burn the elderly for power generation.

    That’s what they really want, particularly if they are white.

  137. notafan

    Some middle easten sheik came out with it was mossad wot dun it immediately after the Christchurch attack

    I tried to link the vid here but was bannedworded

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Elderly chichoms will need dedicated chicom run nursing homes build by chichoms staffed by chicoms paid for by Australian taxpayers.

    That will be the next demand. Understanding culture, and all that.

  139. candy

    Smollett is very seriously anti Trump. He was never going to be jailed. Someone could shoot Donald Trump over there and end with 30 days’ community service by certain judges.

    I do wonder about the two Nigerians, though. If Smollett is innocent, so are they. Let’s hope they are not going to jail.

  140. thefrollickingmole

    Worlds least talented cartoonist and all round self loathing flogbag oozes his lack of knowledge over a page again.

    There is an Aboriginal children crisis which would be on the front pages if they were white
    First Dog on the Moon
    We are putting kids in handcuffs but do settler Australians care?

  141. Snoopy

    Elle
    #2972304, posted on March 28, 2019 at 9:55 am
    I tried to attach a link showing the chairman of New Zealand’s biggest m*sque suggesting Isr*el’s M*ssad spy agency and “Z*onist business houses” were behind the Chr*stchurch m*ssacre.

    https://tinyurl.com/y3qfv2fl

    https://tinyurl.com/y68m9mlp

  142. lotocoti

    Burn the elderly for power generation.

    “The fuel [Egyptian railroaders] use for the locomotive is composed of mummies three thousand years old, purchased by the ton or by the graveyard for that purpose, and … sometimes one hears the profane engineer call out pettishly, ‘D–n these plebeians, they don’t burn worth a cent, pass out a King!”
    Mark Twain The Innocents Abroad (1869)

  143. mh

    Ann Coulter

    HOLD THE PULITZERS

    The only people surprised that the special counsel’s investigation of Russian collusion did not confirm a lunatic conspiracy theory are consumers of the modern American media. For two years, our constitutionally protected guardians of the truth put out a stream of misinformation, promising viewers that Robert Mueller was going to reverse the outcome of the 2016 election.

    Everyone at fake news MSNBC, marginally less fake news NBC, and totally fake news CNN — hosts, guests, legal experts and national security analysts — should be told, Clean out your lockers. Put all your things in cardboard cartons. If you need to go back, you will be escorted by security.

    Instead, they are adamantly refusing to take back their years of lies about Trump and Russian collusion. This is not a time to let bygones be bygones. The boot should not be lifted from the media’s throat.

    In case you’ve forgotten what needs to be taken back, here is a random selection, from a single network for simplicity:

    “Hi Nicolle, and if it is Monday, the Russian conspiracy is so much worse than we knew … The Russian conspiracy to help get Donald Trump elected was apparently wider, deeper, dirtier, more sophisticated and more pervasive than we thought.”

    — Katy Tur, MSNBC, Dec. 17, 2018

    ** ** **

    “Well, this demonstrates that Robert Mueller is focusing on exactly what he is supposed to be focusing on, and that is Russia … We already have clear evidence of collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russian agents.”

    — Richard Painter, lawyer, MSNBC, May 1, 2018

    ** ** **

    “You see all of these Russian connections — there’s a new one every single day, and increasingly benign explanations for what the Trump, for what they’re up to, benign explanations are just not credible.”

    — Max Boot, warmonger, MSNBC, July 21, 2017

    ** ** **

    “We have the most immoral president perhaps in American history particularly because of the foreign influence of Russia … it is hard to believe that a prosecutor of Mueller’s testing and experience would come to the end of this and not have something to say about these terrible offenses.”

    — John Flannery, lawyer, MSNBC, March 18, 2019

    ** ** **

    “I’ll tell you something, if (Russia’s ‘inside man’ is) not George Papadopoulos, then we’ve got a mystery person inside the Trump campaign who theoretically could still be in place.”

    — Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director for counterintelligence, FBI, MSNBC, Jan. 9, 2018

    ** ** **

    “I believe that what we have here is a very broad-based criminal conspiracy. … And Donald Trump is a walking example of how any intelligence officer can turn someone against their own nation. As John Brennan said, most of the time, they don’t even know that they’re committing treason.”

    — Malcolm Nance, counterterrorism intel analyst, MSNBC, Nov. 30, 2018

    ** ** **

    “This is the linkage between Donald Trump and Russia in crimes.”

    — Jill Wine-Banks, assistant Watergate prosecutor, MSNBC, Dec. 7, 2018

    ** ** **

    “It’s going to be so clear that this has been a criminal enterprise from day one with the Russians and Trump …”

    — Rep. Steve Cohen, MSNBC, Dec. 7, 2018

    ** ** **

    “Were these gun rights folks potentially a conduit for Russian money alongside other forms of Russian government influence on our 2016 campaign?”

    — Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, July 25, 2018

    ** ** **

    “And what about Trump’s ringleadership of his people, including family members and their efforts to win this award of a foreign power, Russia, to win the presidency?”

    — Chris Matthews, MSNBC, March 8, 2019

    ** ** **

    “And the Russians’ investment in (Trump) goes back decades. … It may have been the situation where (Trump) decided, look, what Russia is giving us in terms of political help here and undermining Hillary Clinton’s candidacy may be way bigger than any deal we could ever get in Russia.”

    — Natasha Bertrand, The Atlantic, MSNBC, Nov. 30, 2018

    ** ** **

    “So, with this whole real estate deal and the claws that the Russians had into (Cohen), and what he was doing with that in terms of dealing with the Russians was all part and parcel of this conspiracy that resulted in their assistance in the campaign.”

    — Nick Akerman, assistant Watergate prosecutor, MSNBC, Nov. 30, 2018

    ** ** **

    “An American president who has been compromised by the Russians faces the world.”

    — Chris Hayes, MSNBC, Nov. 30, 2018

    ANN COULTER

  144. notafan

    Mother Lode

    popes come and go, just like the rest of us

    Europe’s decimation by failure to reproduce started long before Pope Francis burst onto the scene.

    The pill, the welfare state and the abandonment of faith.

  145. Infidel Tige

    Qatari money and Al Jazeera are out to get us:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/davereaboi/status/1111045425832910848

    The ONP set up is just a small taste of what is happening.

  146. Tintarella di Luna

    Busker with saxophone case shuts down Melbourne trains!

    Heaven knows what’ll happen to kids carrying violin cases on trains

  147. C.L.

    Smollett is very seriously anti Trump. He was never going to be jailed.

    I actually think Foxx was giving her team a win post-Mueller debacle. Sad, I know. I hope Barr goes after the despicable weasel Smollett on federal charges – specifically in relation to that cheque (perhaps amongst other things).

  148. notafan

    Zulu

    What do you mean next?

    We already have them, not just for Chinese either.

    Stands to reason if you are bringing out already elderly non English speaking relatives that you need diversity nursing homes.

  149. Boambee John

    1735099
    #2972271, posted on March 28, 2019 at 9:18 am
    Because we let them call Hitler Right wing……

    A very good definition of lunacy is attempting to rewrite history to rationalise stupidity.

    Well, the fascist left should stop doing it.

    The nazis and fascists, the national socialists, were only “right wing” relative to the communists, the raving international socialists.

  150. C.L.

    Busker supremacist …

    A commuter has described scenes of mass panic at Melbourne’s Flagstaff station, where terrified passengers were in tears and calling relatives to tell them they loved them after a busker was mistaken for a gunman on a train.

    Police said a musician, carrying an instrument in a duffel bag, was doing breathing exercises to prepare for his performance.

    Another passenger deemed his behaviour suspicious and wrongly thought his instrument bag was a rifle case.

    Melbourne’s Flagstaff station evacuated after busker is mistaken for gunman on train.

  151. notafan

    Immigration is a racket, a one way street.

    None of the countries people are leaving are uninhabitable, they are made difficult by culture, which emigrants along with the people.

    If western civilization types were to swap places with any land inhabited by a failed state then it would bloom.

    Israel is the shining example of that.

    We should only accept what we need, no elderly parents, you can support them via remittance, spouse only family reunion and only once.

    No more student to PR either.

    Cut taxes , allow married couples to joint file like in the US, tax deductions as an alternative to child care rebates and let people be.

  152. Percy Popinjay

    a busker was mistaken for a gunman on a train

    Only in Mosquebourne. Talk about too stupid to survive.

  153. C.L.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/davereaboi/status/1111045425832910848

    Wow. Thanks for posting, IT.
    Thank God for Bolt. This Qartar collusion scandal is red hot.

  154. feelthebern

    IT, it’s baddies versus baddies over there.
    Qatar might be a 10 on the terrorist scale.
    Just because the Saudi’s are tweaking some things to get the Saudi Aramco deal done, doesn’t take away from them being a 9 on the terrorist scale.

  155. Anthony

    Is there anything Smollusc has that Michelle doesn’t?

  156. OldOzzie

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2972319, posted on March 28, 2019 at 10:11 am

    AN OPEN LETTER TO

    PRIME MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON

    from

    Senator Fraser Anning

    Zippy,

    thanks for that – well written and articulated – The Truth

  157. Overburdened

    Southerly has hit.
    More evidence of catastrophic human induced climate change.
    Hopefully get a few waves before the planet combusts like a lit up cotton ball.

    Speaking of which, to soothe the savage beast, try Lit Up by the Bamboos.

    I know I have mentioned this before.

    Probably Australia’s most generally unknown internationally recognised band.

  158. Stimpson J. Cat

    Did Fraser Anning just publicly egg Prime Minister Scotty?

  159. OldOzzie

    Scott Morrison confirms Liberals will preference One Nation lower than Labor at election

    Hey One Nation 1st then Conservative Parties, and again the whole Senate Tablecloth with Liberals/Labor/Greens last

    ScoMo (Turdbull the second) and the Liberals – what a Bunch of Dummies

  160. Mother Lode

    When it’s one’s birthday and they don’t have work for the day, is it appropriate to enjoy a beer after bacon and eggs? Asking for a friend

    Yes.

    And a glass of cool-climate chardonnay after an early golf game in winter is quite civilised – unless you took a hip flask of something on the course.

    And as long as you don’t go looking for excuses to play golf every morning.

  161. Infidel Tiger

    ScoMo must be the stupidest man alive.

    Can’t believe he has fallen for the ONP trap.

  162. Infidel Tiger

    Shorten is the luckiest person on earth. A less deserving turd is hard to imagine.

  163. mh

    Fraser Anning has a knack of getting to the heart of the matter

    You have even turned your back on your Christian faith and values. Multiculturalism means “fewer Christians.” Is that really your intention?

  164. feelthebern

    Am I reading the same Fraser Anning letter?
    He sounds like srr writing something from his/her mothers basement.

  165. Dr Faustus

    Why is Shorten promising to go easy on Beijing strategically when the voters he’s appealling to are Aussie citizens?

    The Australian Metternich is practicing Realpolitik:

    1) A strong, principled message to Beijing, letting them know which side to support when China interferes in the 2019 Australian election;

    2) A cunning net cast to snag a Big Friend on the World Stage after his own excruciating intervention into the 2016 US Presidential election, describing Trump as “barking mad” and “entirely unsuitable to be leader of the free world”.

    Shorten makes no apology for standing out amongst the bobbing Canberra turd-floaters.

  166. Shy Ted

    Is buskerphobia a thing yet?

  167. lotocoti

    As certain as the setting sun, the dickless SFLs will do whatever it takes to appease those who would never vote for them.

  168. feelthebern

    Since Trump is not starting any wars – in fact getting out of them – he won’t need Australian troops.
    Since he doesn’t need that & our defence spend in now locked in for the next decade, what does the US need us for?

  169. Gilas

    No informed, sane person could disagree with anything Anning said in that letter to Morrison.

    Quite so.. but much, much too long.
    No one outside our echo-chamber will read this.
    Even within it, it’s hard going.
    Moronic marketing types like ScoMo know that short, punchy messages are the only things that the great unwashed (voter) can hear and read, let alone comprehend.

    The problem with non-leftards: they are supremely crap at marketing.

    They are also crap at organised action, but we already knew that.

  170. feelthebern

    No informed, sane person could disagree with anything Anning said in that letter to Morrison.

    Suppose that makes me un-informed & insane.

  171. Dr Faustus

    It’s not clear why the oaf Morrison has decided to give the forks to the bogan vote in Queensland.

    Perhaps it’s a cunning plan to lull Shorten into a false sense of security that Election 2019 will be just like Super Saturday.

  172. .

    FUCK the Liberals and Nationals.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-28/one-nation-will-be-preferenced-lower-than-labor-pm-announces/10947720

    Scott Morrison confirms Liberals will preference One Nation lower than Labor at federal election

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the Liberals will preference One Nation below the Labor Party at the federal election.

    The commitment comes after an Al Jazeera investigation revealed One Nation tried to solicit millions of dollars in donations from a US gun lobby last year.

    Fuck the LNP, fuck their wicked oligopoly they have with their labor maaates and Green Senate “reform” allies.

  173. notafan

    where terrified passengers were in tears and calling relatives to tell them they loved them after a busker was mistaken for a gunman on a train.

    they all thought it was a ‘white supremacist’

    thanks Scotinda

    Incidentally everyone emigrating to the west does so be because they think western civilization is supreme

  174. Stimpson J. Cat

    Am I reading the same Fraser Anning letter?
    He sounds like srr writing something from his/her mothers basement.

    It’s the Zeitgeist man.
    Get on board.
    It doesn’t have to be ALL true, or even partly true, or even slightly true.
    It simply has to make you feel less powerless and give you someone to blame.

  175. Pyrmonter

    @ Dot

    Because the amateur Boss Tweeds of the social-nationalist PHON are better than the union nomenklatura of the ALP (and would be Nomenklatura of the Greens)?

  176. notafan

    Port Arthur conspiracists never ever bother reading contemporaneous newspaper reports with accounts from dozens of eye witnesses, most of whom are still alive, as are most of the first responders.

    Utter garbage.

    But like the 9/11 nutters reminds us there is always an underbelly of witch finders in society.

  177. .

    Thank the gods old and thew new that the LNP/ALP/GRN ancien regime has only gotten 69.02 of the 1st preference votes in the NSW LC.

    So a nearly a third of us are sick of this bullshit.

  178. Stimpson J. Cat

    No informed, sane person could disagree with anything Anning said in that letter to Morrison.

    F$ck Sane people.
    They got us all in this mess.
    I say give the Crazies a go.

  179. notafan

    Beer after bacon and eggs?

    You should be civilized and have it with the bacon and eggs

    One of things I love about some European countries, beer as a option on the breakfast special.

  180. Overburdened

    FWIW imo the political class is now so removed from the effects of the will of the people that it has its own dynamic and whoever is in the big chair, their plans for change will continue. The only difference is how either side will go about executing the plan.

    Naturally the left will fuck it up and the conservatives will get back to repair the damage, but the project will remain unchanged.

    The facade of elections is not about the battle of ideas.

    It is to keep the masses begrudgingly docile while the ruling class follow their plan.

    As for PHON, they are no different to the Animal Rights mob, the Greenies or most famously the Car Enthusiasts Party ratbag that got into the Senate by sheer arse and preference doctoring.

    They are like garnish on a meal.

    Added to make things look more interesting, can get in the way of enjoying the meal and totally surplus to requirements.

  181. Zatara

    About those holiday plans to Brunei

  182. Dr Faustus

    Brexit still deadlocked as UK Parliament rejects alternative plans

    Who would have imagined that eight radically different proposals, plucked out of political thin air, debated over 5 hours, would deliver constitutional chaos and no result?

    Failed state…

  183. Infidel Tiger

    One of things I love about some European countries, beer as a option on the breakfast special.

    Very common to see people having a can of lager with their brekky in Croatia.

  184. .

    Naturally the left will fuck it up and the conservatives will get back to repair the damage, but the project will remain unchanged.

    There is no difference now. Did you see the Natonal’s “Senior Fuel Card” promotion in NSW? Mind blowingly bad. Gimme gimme gimme. What the hell is this “Active Kids” shit? All in all it is make work jobs nonsense. You could have let us keep our own damned money in the first place.

    We’re in a dangerous amount of public debt now, the LNP are charging on full steam ahead to deeper debt and it isn’t even an issue now, the way that Costello belted the ALP with their fiscal irresponsibility.

  185. .

    Who would have imagined that eight radically different proposals, plucked out of political thin air, debated over 5 hours, would deliver constitutional chaos and no result?

    Interesting to see what they’ll do if they leave and also keep their word with the Irish. Ulster is probably doomed in the long run but they could make Ulster united with the Crown if not Britain.

  186. Shy Ted

    When it’s one’s birthday and they don’t have work for the day, is it appropriate to enjoy a beer after bacon and eggs? Asking for a friend.
    Didn’t seem to do him any harm.
    I like the line – A favourite drink was martini, consumed by holding a bottle of gin in one and vermouth in the other and swigging from each bottle alternately.

  187. Dr Faustus

    About those holiday plans to Brunei…

    Anyone who considers Brunei as a holiday destination deserves all the stoning, flogging and amputation they can handle.

    Try Ipswich as an alternative.

  188. CL:

    No informed, sane person could disagree with anything Anning said in that letter to Morrison.

    + Eleventy Gazillion.
    I’ve put it up on my FB page for the unfortunates who will otherwise never see it.

  189. Fisky:

    The LDP’s $50,000 migration fee will barely cover 6 months of medical bills for the elderly ChiCom voters soon to be flown im by the hundreds of thousands.

    It won’t even cover the leads for a pacemaker – even without the pacemaker itself or the labour to install it.

  190. Mark A

    Zatara
    #2972401, posted on March 28, 2019 at 11:33 am

    About those holiday plans to Brunei…

    And?
    What’s your objection, if any?
    Or posted for general info only?

  191. mh

    Your government, Mr Morrison, continues to allow mass Chinese immigration at a time when China is flexing its muscles It has annexed the South China Sea, is swamping Tibet and the Turkic western provinces with loyal Han Chinese migrants, and is seeking to push Australia’s indispensable ally, the United States, out of our region.

    At such a time your government has not applied any brake to Chinese immigration. You haven’t even raised the subject for discussion. Are you delusional or do you hate Australia? It must be one or the other, or both.

    China is doing a bit more than swamping it’s Turkic provinces:
    ‘No Releases’ of Thousands Held For Years in Xinjiang Township Political ‘Re-education Camps’
    https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/township-08062018145657.html

  192. cohenite

    The second flinders street muslim car attack sentenced to 30 years; between car attacks and machete wielding muslims flinders street would be the number 1 destination for those seeking a bit of excitement in their life. Of course at the time none of the authorities could work out his motivation.

  193. Overburdened

    When travelling the rule of abiding by local conditions applies.

    The issue at hand is do you want to come home to the same rules?

  194. Dr Faustus

    Ulster is probably doomed in the long run but they could make Ulster united with the Crown if not Britain.

    And the IRA could discover a cache of Semtex that was overlooked in decommissioning.
    Northern Ireland is too difficult for anyone in Westminster, Stormont, or Dublin.

  195. lotocoti

    Heh.
    About as inadvertent as the five Swedish MEPs who accidentally voted for Article 13.

  196. OldOzzie

    Helen
    #2972134, posted on March 28, 2019 at 12:35 am

    sell his horseman’s arse to the highest bidder, won’t he

    I imagine it may be a well used track.

    Bill Shortpants summed up by Master of the House 10th Anniversary Les Miserables

    Thenardier and Drinkers
    Servant to the poor
    Butler to the great

    Mme. Thenardier
    Hypocrite and toady
    And inebriate!

    Thenardier and Drinkers
    Everybody bless the landlord!
    Everybody bless his spouse!

    Thenardier
    Everybody raise a glass

    Mme. Thenardier
    Raise it up the master’s arse

    All
    Everybody raise a glass to the master of the house!

  197. My response to Anning’s open letter –

    You are threatening to censure me in the Australian Parliament for statements I made following the mass murder of New Zealand Muslims on Friday the 15th of March. Labor leader Bill Shorten agrees with your intentions.
    You accuse me of blaming the victims in my initial response to the atrocity. This, despite the fact that my statement unequivocally condemned this heinous act of murderous violence.

    Your actual words –
    “what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence”.
    And
    “that while Muslims “may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators”.
    So you’re telling people, whom you claim are already fearful, that should be more afraid. Nice one….

    One of the victims of this rampage was a toddler. All were innocent. The perpetrator is a monster and no sane person would think otherwise.

    This “monster” shares many attitudes and beliefs with you, especially about immigration.

    There are no mitigating factors which could in any way excuse this evil act. The person responsible needs to feel the full force of the law.
    After putting the immediate blame where it belongs, I looked for contributing causes. I said: “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program that allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand”.

    So all Muslims who emigrate to New Zealand (and Australia, I assume) are fanatics? Does that include the toddler you referred to above?
    I was referring, obviously, to terrorists and the backlash they potentially incite. Nowhere in that statement did I imply that any of the victims were fanatics. They were hapless victims.

    If that was your intent, why wasn’t it included in the original statement? “I didn’t mean that” is juvenile.

    My brief comment was not an academic treatise seeking to identify all the causes. Instead I zeroed in on the New Zealand government’s indiscriminate immigration policies, which are very much in line with your own.

    Neither New Zealand’s policies nor ours are “indiscriminate”. That is a dog-whistling lie.

    The censure motion is an attempt to deflect attention from your reckless policies, which are causing run-away diversity – a well-documented risk factor for communal conflict. Shame on you.

    Diversity creates harmony. Your hate speech is the cause of conflict, not multi-culturalism.

    Your exploitation of the killing has helped open the door to the far left. Now, innocent conservatives and even the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation are being accused of guilt for mass murder on the flimsy basis that the killer’s manifesto opposed Islamic immigration to Europe.

    You post inflammatory rhetoric designed to whip up hate and fear, and accuse the Australian and New Zealand leaders of exploitation when they seek to mourn the dead and calm the situation? Unbelievable…

    This guilt by association has the same level of honesty as your own accusation against me. As Douglas Murray states, “Beliefs held by millions [are] not rendered invalid by [the] actions of a maniac.”
    What distinguished the killer from others concerned about Islamic immigration is that he abandoned politics and took up terrorism. To blame conservatives for Christchurch, as is now happening, is as irrational as blaming democratic socialists for Communist mass murder.

    The latter happens all the time, especially on this particular platform. Pot and Kettle.
    It is completely appropriate to consider contributing causes. This mass murder is clearly a form of inter-ethnic, inter-religious and inter-cultural violence.
    It is a matter of fact that in recent times, these kinds of deadly attacks have proliferated in Western countries. Initially, these attacks were mostly committed by Muslims but more recently, have been committed against them.

    These kinds of attacks are a consequence of a continuum of violence, which begins with the hateful rhetoric that you use, and ends with incidents like Christchurch. It doesn’t matter whether the message comes from a radical Imam or a politician who managed 16 votes, the consequence is the same.
    It is a matter of causation, not moral blame, that until recently we were largely immune to this problem because until the 1970s Western populations were, for the most part, ethnically, culturally and religiously homogenous.
    You’re talking crap. I remember the seventies. I was in a rifle section in Vietnam which was made up of two Murris, two Poms, a bloke from Poland, another from Sri Lanka, and a West Indian. The remainder were Anglos. We made a very good team, but were a long way from “homogenous”.
    I believe that these changes were initiated by governments, not requested by the people, who generally wished to retain their way of life, as did others around the world.
    The governments were elected, unlike you.
    The Japanese people have no wish to bring in millions of Vietnamese and grant them citizenship. The Chinese don’t want to be swamped with Indians.
    That has nothing to do with this issue.
    No people wish for this. We didn’t vote for it and we weren’t asked. Yet every Prime Minister since Whitlam has embraced the policy of indiscriminate immigration. The only choice has been in how quickly we would become a minority.
    Spend a little time on the ABS website. You’re making a fool of yourself.
    “We the people,” were given no democratic option to oppose this madness. Every major party supported it.
    May have something to do with the fact that people voted for the “major parties”.
    For example, you recently critisised Bill Shorten’s refugee policy. You said it was reckless as it would double the number of refugees at a cost of six billion dollars every year.
    You implied that your own policy was somehow responsible because you would import only half that number at a cost of three billion dollars per year.
    Are Australians supposed to thank you for driving us over the fiscal cliff at half the speed?

    Immigration is much less of a threat to Australia than your extremist policies.
    As Prime Minister, you must accept the greatest share of the blame. Sadly, you are not alone. Every other mainstream political party subscribes to the ridiculous trope that diversity is a strength. It is not, and the people know it.
    Every piece of research into this topic shows exactly the opposite. You’re displaying your ignorance.
    You have pursued these policies against the will of the people. Along with the deep state, you have viciously attacked anyone who opposed this madness.
    Deep state? Perhaps if you ceased taking talking points from the alt-Right media across the Pacific, you might get more than 16 votes.
    People have been destroyed by accusations of racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, white supremacy and an ever-growing number of slurs.
    In order to lock-in permanent mass immigration, you multicultural elitists have annihilated the bedrock principle of Free Speech from our society.

    And you’re free to post this crap?
    This is the foundational principle on which our system of democracy is built.
    This deliberate subversion of democratic rights has been ruthlessly efficient in silencing legitimate criticism.

    The fundamental principle which makes our system stand out is compulsory universal suffrage. As I understand it, you are not keen on everyone voting.
    The dogma of multiculturalism has been imposed under cover of threats and intimidation. Had people not been bullied into silence by political correctness and the threat of Government sanction, they would have figured out the truth much earlier.
    We have a very lucrative shock-jock industry in this country and you claim that we have no free speech. Ludicrous.
    The fact is, that multiculturalism is simply minority tribalism turbocharged by the Left.
    This is part of a wider trend for Western governments to import the “Clash of Civilisations” into once peaceful societies. If this continues the result will be the dissolution of the nation state.

    You’re the one promoting tribalism by your anti-immigration stance. You’re also promoting fear and loathing.
    Your policy of multiculturalism encourages all minorities to remain culturally separate. It encourages them to remain loyal to their tribal, religious, ethnic or cultural identities instead of to the Australian nation.
    You obviously haven’t attended a citizenship ceremony recently, visited a school, or attended a church. In my parish we have Sudanese, Hazara, and many indigenous co-worshippers.
    Unless of course it is white Australians who express loyalty to their group, in which case it is referred to the so-called Human Rights Commission under the hated Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act.
    Thus, you espouse tribalism from one side of your mouth while decrying it from the other.
    The problem is, that minority groups vote for their own interests.

    In case you haven’t noticed, everybody votes for their own interests.
    Politicians know this from experience. You are constantly pandering to them. The level of largesse which you offer, is in direct proportion to the numbers of each group in marginal electorates or donations to party coffers.
    “Pandering to voters” is pretty much what politicians do. Given you got 16 votes, you obviously still haven’t cottoned on to this.
    The key demand of these minority groups is always the same. More migrants from their own “tribe” to bolster the power of their own voting bloc.
    Now that is funny. Many studies have shown that first generation migrants oppose further immigration at a much higher rate than others.
    Mr. Morrison, you enable this minority supremacism, as did your predecessors. You promote it. And you profit from it. This tribalism is not shared by the majority, who do not yet understand the need to vote for their own ethnic interests.
    So you regard the “majority” as stupid. Good luck in politics.
    They are told to think of themselves as individuals, not as parts of a cohesive nation.
    I thought individualism was a proud Australian trait.
    Unless the majority realise the benefits of voting for their ethnic group interests – democracy will be finished. In its place we will have intractable sectarianism and Australia will be just another failed state.
    You’re going round in circles. One the one hand you say that people voting for their “ethnic interests” divides society, and on the other you’re encouraging the “majority” to do the same. You’re not making sense.
    The horror in New Zealand is so newsworthy because it is not yet a failed state.
    OK. If it had happened anywhere else, in a country inhabited by Kipling’s “lesser breeds outside the law”, it wouldn’t have raised an eyebrow. That says a great deal about your humanity.
    In the three weeks before the shooting in Christchurch, 120 Christians in Nigeria were shot or hacked to death by Muslims.
    This tragedy was not reported in a single Australian news outlet that I am aware of. In January, much closer to home in the Philippines, a cathedral was bombed by Muslims and twenty innocents were killed.

    These incidents were fully reported.
    Why did you and your Government not issue statements denouncing the killers? Perhaps because murderous attacks are so common in these countries.
    The killer was not an Australian.
    Since September 2001, there have been more than 34,000 terrorist attacks conducted in the name of Islam. This is a staggering number. Most have been committed in countries with large Islamic populations.
    None of this has anything to do with what happened in Christchurch. It’s your own version of “look over there”.
    As you and your predecessors have increased the Muslim population in our country, we have suffered a growing series of attacks on our soil.
    We have suffered 6 deaths from ISIS inspired deaths since 2001. On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner. Which is the greater problem?
    Fortunately, our security forces have thwarted most of them. The Islamic community is expanding rapidly, however. Soon we will not have the resources to control the situation.
    According to the 2016 Australian Census, the combined number of people who self-identified as Muslim in Australia, from all forms of Islam, constituted 604,200 people, or 2.6% of the total Australian population. You are ignorant.
    The likelihood of a backlash from other groups increases with every attack.
    Especially if you continue to whip up hate and fear.
    As our society splits along racial, religious and ethnic lines, the possibility of escalating conflict increases.
    Australia is not the world’s most successful multicultural society. We were once united and peaceful with a secure national identity.

    We still are. The presenting problem is right wing extremism which is fanned by the likes of you.
    Our children had bright futures. Now cohesion and trust are falling. The data shows it. There is no net benefit to traditional Australians from your multicultural dogma.
    What data?
    Your policies will lead to white Australians – the heart of our nation – becoming a minority within a few decades. Your own figures confirm this.
    The heart of our nation is multi-culturally strong. Get used to it.
    You, Mr. Morrison, are part of the problem. How dare you judge me. How dare you hold your head up in the light.
    You and your cabinet have no real analysis of the national question. Instead you offer vacuous slogans fed to you by equally vacuous senior public servants – “diversity”, “vibrancy”, “inclusion”, “religion of peace”.
    You have no vision for Australia situated in our region. No analysis of how to manage diversity and identity in a sustainable, peaceful way. All we get is politics; saying anything to stay in power.

    The slogans I remember are “stop the boats/”put cameras in mosques/ban the burqa.” They emanated from your side of politics.
    This lack of principle and positive direction indicates that you and your Labor clones are puppets of powerful vested interests. These interests give a damn only for profits, not diversity, identity or belonging.
    And now a party (which kicked you out) tries to do business with the NRA, the classical “vested interest”.
    The present election campaign in New South Wales offers a horrible example of multicultural politics at work. In September of last year, the Labor leader, Michael Daley, gave a speech to a predominantly Anglo audience in the Blue Mountains.
    He warned that young Australians were being pushed out of jobs and the Sydney housing market by highly educated Asian (mainly Chinese) immigrants. His predecessor, Luke Foley, was also concerned with ethnic pressures in Sydney.
    He spoke about “white flight” in which “Anglo-Saxons” were being pushed out of the Western Suburbs by mass immigration.

    Paid for that, didn’t he?
    These gentlemen know, or at least feel, that their nation is being replaced, that mass migration is causing serious problems. They know however, that they will be pilloried if they speak up. Yet still, they want the immigrant vote!
    It’s called democracy. You obviously don’t understand the concept.
    The Liberals are well aware of the situation. Their friends waited for the final week of the NSW election campaign before releasing a video of Mr Daley’s speech, hoping it would lose him the Chinese vote.
    That is tawdry, low politics, with the mainstream media fully engaged. The same racial tactics were used to mobilise Chinese votes against John Howard in the 2007 federal election.
    Those votes cost Mr Howard, the Prime Minister, his seat. That is the reality of multicultural politics as practised since the 1970s by the likes of Al Grassby, Malcolm Fraser, and Bob Hawke. It was practised long before that by the Communists who saw the revolutionary potential of ethnic diversity.

    The Communists had to get a mention eventually. It took you a while….
    But the racial politics of the 2019 NSW election then sank even lower, becoming grotesque and outright dangerous. NSW Labor changed tactics to place election ads in Chinese language newspapers.
    On Wednesday 20th March Michael Daley began grovelling to recover Chinese votes. He publicly apologised to Asian voters. He promised to speak with Chinese community leaders and the Chinese consul-general when Premier. A Chinese government official!

    Sounds a bit like someone appealing to another ethnic group – viz Anglo Australians.
    This is the reality of multiculturalism and diverse immigration – political leaders in thrall to minority tribalism and even to foreign governments.
    This is the diversity you praise and nourish, Mr Morrison. In reality you have no problem with tribalism, except for Anglo Australians.

    You are in thrall to the likes of Blair Cottrell and friends.
    There is more. We need a public discussion of fifth columns. For years the intelligence community has warned you and your colleagues of the security risks posed by Beijing’s soft power.
    They fear that universities and political parties have been penetrated and suborned to some extent by Chinese agents of influence.

    This reminds me of the sixties, when the red peril was going to come down from the North. Remember how that finished up?
    But the risk does not come solely from China. It also comes from Australian citizens living in Australia who think of themselves as Chinese.
    Your government, Mr Morrison, continues to allow mass Chinese immigration at a time when China is flexing its muscles It has annexed the South China Sea, is swamping Tibet and the Turkic western provinces with loyal Han Chinese migrants, and is seeking to push Australia’s indispensable ally, the United States, out of our region.

    Those of us who lived through the era remember this stuff. It was bullshit then and it’s still bullshit.
    At such a time your government has not applied any brake to Chinese immigration. You haven’t even raised the subject for discussion. Are you delusional or do you hate Australia? It must be one or the other, or both. I say this because I respect the Chinese people.
    Your “respect” doesn’t show.
    In my maiden speech I took up Sir Henry Parkes’s vision of the “crimson thread of kinship” that unites the core Anglo-Celtic Australian nation.
    Well, there are hundreds of crimson threads around the world – ethnic and cultural bonds – that tie nations together.
    They are positive ties, but they have been imported into Australia over the last several decades by a political elite that turned its back on our nation.

    Parkes would be spinning in his grave if he could hear what you’re promoting.
    This is another harsh reality of the multiculturalism that you, Mr Morrison, praise and try to win votes from.
    This is the tragedy of your beloved diversity, that it weaponises positive human bonds. It turns good people against one another.

    No, it gives bigots like you a raison d’etre.
    Your immigration policies have turned Australia into a squabbling Tower of Babel. Those policies really should be criminalised. They should be made unconstitutional.
    The Australian nation is dying in the big cities. Congested, progressively foreign, replaced, colonised, self-segregated, hurt by falling trust and loss of belonging. Why are you doing this to us? Where is your soul? Where is your decency?

    Any “squabbling” is the drivel that we hear daily from the likes of Jones and Bolt, but even they disown you and your crap.
    Stop thinking about your parliamentary pension and media reputation and start thinking about your people, our people. Isn’t it obvious that the nation is in crisis? Why can you not stand tall and actually lead our people?
    How much are earning for your faux senate seat, old mate?
    Our children and grandchildren will curse you if you are remembered at all. You have no right to transform their society without the people’s permission. You have no right to inflict this legacy on them, to become a minority in their own country.
    You obviously haven’t had much contact with young people. They abhor your brand of politics.
    Let me be doubly clear that I condemn you and Mr. Shorten in the strongest terms imaginable – as traitors to truth and traitors to social cohesion.
    You have even turned your back on your Christian faith and values. Multiculturalism means “fewer Christians.” Is that really your intention?

    ScoMo is a happy clapper.
    Without mass immigration and , neither the Islamic attacks in Australia or this appalling reaction to them would have occurred.
    I don’t think we had “mass immigration and ” multiculturalism in Broken Hil in 1915.
    Without your reckless policies, the Australian people would still be living in a peaceful, stable and secure nation state as the Japanese do today.
    Interesting comparison with Japan. My experience after living here for over 70 years, is of a peaceful country.
    The New Zealand government is using this hideous attack to further its cynical agenda. Instead of offering their people a vote on ruinous immigration policies, they are further strangling free speech and suppressing opposition.
    The NZ PM is providing a master class in compassionate leadership.
    Censorship of the media was hardly mentioned after terror attacks on Australian soil. Now however, after an attack by an opponent of multiculturalism, The State is demanding censorship of the internet.
    Any website which does not embrace your extreme multicultural agenda is coming under scrutiny.
    This foreshadows darkness and tyranny which were once unimaginable to Australians. You and your cohorts are driving us there at full speed.

    That’s funny. The only thing censored was the killer’s rampage.
    Australia is on the path to a police state, fomented and legitimised by multiculturalist ideology.
    Again, Mr Morrison, your government leads the charge, by allowing people to be persecuted under ill-defined accusations of hate speech, when most just hate oppression.

    And blood testing for indigenous people and cameras in mosques is not oppressive?
    I implore all politicians to step back and think again about what you are doing to this nation.
    So suddenly you’re not a politician? Time to hand back your remuneration.
    Do not oppress us in a knee-jerk reaction to this tragedy born of fanaticism.
    Any response must be measured and sane. It must not be at the price of this nation’s cohesion and unity.
    Free Speech is always the first target of ham-fisted tyranny. The Christchurch killer’s intent was to topple our traditions by his evil scheme. Do not become pawns in his game.

    Looks like he got a result with you.
    Australia once trusted its citizens to discuss the most extreme ideas peacefully. We have a long history of rejecting radical ideas.
    And I suppose your ranting actually helps?
    It is clear that our elites cannot be trusted with controlling our borders. I don’t just mean the few thousand illegals coming in boats but the millions coming legally by jet.
    I’ll tell you something for nothing. Ensconced in senatorial leather, old mate, you are one of the “elite”, even if on false pretences.
    We as a nation need to take a breather. We need time to assimilate those already here. We need a plebiscite on immigration!
    We need to kick you off the senatorial bench. You got there by accident. You should be removed by intent.
    We the people, not you the elites, have a right to decide who comes here.
    As a fully paid up member of the elite, you can say that again, .

  198. Makka

    The only difference is how either side will go about executing the plan.

    Naturally the left will fuck it up and the conservatives will get back to repair the damage, but the project will remain unchanged.

    This is a fallacy. The CONservatives are no more reliable , competent or honest than the left. I would have thought that is patently obvious.

    The LNP are a major part of the UNiparty and we should expect no difference in substance between them, only style. That is to hoodwink punters into believing there are actually 2 main parties in Australia.

  199. notafan

    Longest single post scroll evah!

  200. candy

    Heaven knows what’ll happen to kids carrying violin cases on trains

    Let alone a trombone, cello or double bass case.

  201. notafan

    Someone upthread is correct

    Even if you have lots of really awesome stuff to say, keep is short if you want to max your audience.

  202. Stimpson J. Cat

    + Eleventy Gazillion.
    I’ve put it up on my FB page for the unfortunates who will otherwise never see it.

    Too Late Bro.
    First they came for the Nazis, and everyone said nothing…
    Now it’s everyone.

    Facebook News Room
    March 27, 2019

    Standing Against Hate

    Today we’re announcing a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on Facebook and Instagram, which we’ll start enforcing next week. It’s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place on our services.
    Our policies have long prohibited hateful treatment of people based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity or religion — and that has always included white supremacy. We didn’t originally apply the same rationale to expressions of white nationalism and separatism because we were thinking about broader concepts of nationalism and separatism — things like American pride and Basque separatism, which are an important part of people’s identity.
    But over the past three months our conversations with members of civil society and academics who are experts in race relations around the world have confirmed that white nationalism and separatism cannot be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organized hate groups. Our own review of hate figures and organizations – as defined by our Dangerous Individuals & Organizations policy – further revealed the overlap between white nationalism and separatism and white supremacy. Going forward, while people will still be able to demonstrate pride in their ethnic heritage, we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism and separatism.
    We also need to get better and faster at finding and removing hate from our platforms. Over the past few years we have improved our ability to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to find material from terrorist groups. Last fall, we started using similar tools to extend our efforts to a range of hate groups globally, including white supremacists. We’re making progress, but we know we have a lot more work to do.
    Our efforts to combat hate don’t stop here. As part of today’s announcement, we’ll also start connecting people who search for terms associated with white supremacy to resources focused on helping people leave behind hate groups. People searching for these terms will be directed to Life After Hate, an organization founded by former violent extremists that provides crisis intervention, education, support groups and outreach.
    Unfortunately, there will always be people who try to game our systems to spread hate. Our challenge is to stay ahead by continuing to improve our technologies, evolve our policies and work with experts who can bolster our own efforts. We are deeply committed and will share updates as this process moves forward.

  203. .

    Anning’s letter is not offensive, it is provocative.

    I don’t agree with some of his premises, but it is logically correct and I do agree with some of it overall.

    What kind of country do we want to live in where the Prime Minister tries to shut up a Senator for being a dissenting voice?

    In a free and civilised society, he’d openly debate the Senator and win the public over with facts and reason.

    In a free and civilised society…oops…and oof.

  204. Makka

    So all Muslims who emigrate to New Zealand (and Australia, I assume) are fanatics? Does that include the toddler you referred to above?

    Yes, all adult moslems are fanatics. All. It’s demanded of them from their religion. The toddler is irrelevant. It would not be here if the parents were not allowed in. The initial mistake and root cause of all moslem related strife and the unending costs of their residing here , as Anning quite rightly points out, is allowing moslems into our country. Clear as crystal. The sensible thing to do is allow no more in. But as the stupidest western country on the planet , that won’t happen.

  205. Dragnet

    Erk, there is a long trail of diarrhoea and vomit emanating from my screen.

  206. OldOzzie

    Greens policy plan bans fossil fuel and sets target of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030

    Sheradyn Holderhead, The Daily Telegraph

    The Greens have demonised coal as “the next asbestos” in a radical manifesto laying out their agenda to abolish an ­industry which is the lifeblood of the NSW economy.

    Every coal power plant in NSW would be shut down over the next decade and coal ­exports ceased under the left wing activist party’s extreme plan to slash carbon emissions to below zero by 2040.

    Leader Richard Di Natale will today launch the extreme climate policy, complete with a call to arms from Swedish school student Greta Thunberg, who sparked a global wave of classroom strikes, and famous nature documentary maker David Attenborough.

    “We once used asbestos in our buildings because we thought it was safe. But we now know better, so we have banned it. Now it is coal’s turn,” the document states.

    But coal is not the only enemy, the Greens also want to “get Australia off gas” despite the chief scientist saying the fuel is an essential part of the future energy mix.

    Other initiatives include a shift to electric cars with the planned phase-out of petrol car sales.

    The plan would foist a $65 billion carbon tax and household compensation scheme on the Australian economy and introduce an immediate ban on new coal mines, fracking and conventional onshore and offshore gas and oilfields.

    Last financial year coal exports delivered almost $17 billion to the NSW economy and was about $5 billion more valuable to the state than the next major export — education — which brought in $12.1 billion. Thermal coal exports reached 164.6 million tonnes, up 1.2 per cent on the previous year.

    The Greens plan phases out thermal coal by setting a yearly limit on coal exports from 2020 reducing each year until it hits zero in 2030.

    Each tonne of coal would require a permit to be secured by auction for the right to export coal according to a schedule forcing businesses to pay into a fund to smooth the effects of the death of the industry.

    Senator Di Natale claimed the plan would create 170,000 new jobs — 55,000 of them in NSW.

    “Unlike the major parties, the Greens have a plan to phase out coal exports and create a jobs boom in the renewable energy export industry.”

    The Greens claim the coal industry can be replaced with the “clean energy exports of the future: renewable energy, transformed into hydrogen or ammonia or exported to Asia through underwater cables”.

    Greens climate spokesman Adam Bandt said the plan was to “take on coal”.

    The policy also includes a target of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 — doubling Labor’s commitment — and including support for households and businesses to install solar panels and batteries.

    The Greens would set Australia’s emissions target at 63 to 82 per cent by 2030 on a trajectory to get emissions to “negative zero” by 2040.

    The Coalition has committed to meet the Paris agreement reduction of 26 to 28 per cent by 2030 while Labor has promised to raise the target to 45 per cent. “Both targets fall woefully short,” the climate document states.

    The party’s carbon price would “pick up where it was trashed by Tony Abbott” and mirror the European price which was about $30 a tonne.

    The party also wants to establish a state-owned energy retailer Power Australia as well as buying back major power ­infrastructure such as the massive power lines that connect states and re-regulation of electricity prices.

  207. cohenite

    There you have it folks; Annings’ thoughtful, truthful letter subject to the resident vermin’s cacophony of cliché ridden, straight from the multicultural handbook of Orwellian slogans, spittle ridden condemnation.

    Facts:
    islam is a source of violence, disharmony and subversion of democratic Western values where ever it goes. Islam does not respond to anything: it carries its own motivation; the vast majority of muslims believe in replacing Western values with sharia law either through violence or by using the West’s own institutions against itself. For a considered, measured analysis of this see professor Clive Kessler.

    People like the resident vermin aid and abet this process; they are traitors.

  208. Tom

    And?
    What’s your objection, if any?

    Brunei is a rich, fascist moozley shithole where alcohol is banned (except for the ruling class) and democracy and civil rights are quaint Western ideas that belong somewhere else, Mark A.

    Royal Brunei used to be great (in the 1980s), with free French wine in cattle class, but I believe that has all changed – though it still occasionally does cheap fares from Melbourne to London on brand-new Boeing 787s. Mercifully, that requires only a relatively short connection in Bandar Ser Begawan.

  209. Boambee John

    Neither New Zealand’s policies nor ours are “indiscriminate”. That is a dog-whistling lie.

    Seems that Numbers has heard another “dog whistle”.

    Has the thought occurred to him that he is the dog?

  210. .

    Every coal power plant in NSW would be shut down over the next decade and coal ­exports ceased under the left wing activist party’s extreme plan to slash carbon emissions to below zero by 2040.

    When did the Greens embrace nuclear power?

  211. OldOzzie

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2972425, posted on March 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    + Eleventy Gazillion.
    I’ve put it up on my FB page for the unfortunates who will otherwise never see it.

    Too Late Bro.
    First they came for the Nazis, and everyone said nothing…
    Now it’s everyone.

    Facebook News Room
    March 27, 2019

    Standing Against Hate

    Today we’re announcing a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on Facebook and Instagram, which we’ll start enforcing next week. It’s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place on our services.

    Easy – have stopped using Facebook -they obviously don’t want customers

  212. .

    bespoke
    #2972434, posted on March 28, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Hey Dots back.

    Not really.

    Morrison’s reprehensible confirmation of the ALP-GRN-LNP cartel just made me blow my top.

    No one here should ever vote for a major party. But you already know that.

  213. Mark A

    Tom
    #2972433, posted on March 28, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    And?
    What’s your objection, if any?

    Brunei is a rich, fascist moozley shithole where alcohol is banned (except for the ruling class) and democracy and civil rights are quaint Western ideas that belong somewhere else,

    Still don’t understand the problem, don’t like it? don’t go there and don’t let them come here.

    I spent time in places for work that I detested, and as soon as I could avoid it I did.

  214. Pedro the Ignorant

    Good Lord.

    Not even that fruit loop srr (now vanished) managed to clog up an open thread as badly as that sludge from ex teacher.

    Call the plumber, stat!

  215. Tom

    Trump interview coming up on Hannity (Foxtel channel 606).

  216. Black Ball

    Obvious that SloMo hasn’t learnt a thing from across the Pacific. Why fucking pander to specific interest groups that have no interest whatsoever in voting for you? Will be a difficult year with Shorten in charge, before Plibersek sinks the proverbial shiv.

  217. bespoke

    notafan
    #2972422, posted on March 28, 2019 at 11:57 am
    Longest single post scroll evah!

    Your not wrong.

    bla bla my big giant head…..bla bla word wall …..bla bla I need an editor stat…

  218. Andreas

    Dot didn’t you have a bet with mOnty about Mueller?

  219. Old Ozzie:

    Scott Morrison confirms Liberals will preference One Nation lower than Labor at election

    We’ve been a very safe seat for the Lib/Nationals for donkeys years.
    That may just change next time.

  220. mh

    Morrison’s reprehensible confirmation of the ALP-GRN-LNP cartel just made me blow my top.

    No one here should ever vote for a major party. But you already know that.

    And I hope no one here is falling for former China First bullshitter Clive Palmer.

  221. OldOzzie

    WOKE NEW FOOTY SHOW CRASHES

    ndrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    March 28, 2019 10:33am

    Channel Nine had a hit – a footy show that was blokey and irreverant, starring Sam Newman and Eddie McGuire.

    But then the warriors of identity politics started a campaign to “fix” it, and Channel Nine produced a woke new team:

    After months of build-up surrounding new hosts Neroli Meadows and Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann, the Footy Show debuted to 193,000 last week.However, last night’s ratings figure of 96,000 in Melbourne is the lowest in the show’s long history.

    When will media executives, at least, realise that Twitter and crusading columnists of the media Left do not represent mainstream Australia?

  222. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Scott Morrison confirms Liberals will preference One Nation lower than Labor at election

    When you do a suicide prevention course, as I have, the first thing a trained person must ask a potential suicide is “Do you have a plan?”. If they do, then you take them seriously and try to stop them by moving quickly to alternative and/or emergency action.

    Scott Morrison has just announced his Plan.

  223. Mother Lode

    Europe’s decimation by failure to reproduce started long before Pope Francis burst onto the scene.

    Agree, Nota.

    Merely observing that the current Pope has no interest in the faithful because they don’t see the world in the same socialistic way as him.

    And he is on a mission.

  224. .

    Andreas
    #2972445, posted on March 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Dot didn’t you have a bet with mOnty about Mueller?

    I think I (finally) won a bet on Catallaxy. Only tin foil hat wearing conspiratards (Donald Lemon, Rachael Madcow) still believe in Wussiagate.

  225. Stimpson J. Cat

    And I hope no one here is falling for former China First bullshitter Clive Palmer.

    His new theme song is so catchy it’s awesome.
    I sing it with my son all the time!

    “Australia ain’t gonna cop it, no Australia’s not gonna cop it. Aussies not gonna cop it…
    Anymore…..!!!!”

  226. Baldrick

    Scott Morrison confirms One Nation will be preferenced lower than Labor.
    ___
    Scott Morrison threatens to censure Fraser Anning with Labor support.

    Tits will be sitting back laughing at the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals.

  227. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A ship-sized beautiful sleek yacht under motor power, with two super-sized tall-ship type masts, just sliding slowly down the harbor right now. Wonder who owns it.

  228. OldOzzie

    Terry McCrann: Scott Morrison’s brilliant path to oblivion

    It was a strategy that worked so brilliantly to elect President Clinton that Scott Morrison — sorry, ScoMo — has adopted it as his key election-winning tactic down here.

    He’s modified the words used so effectively by President Clinton. Rather than calling the voters he needs to attract a “Basket of Deplorables”, he’s said the party they want to vote for is “abhorrent”.

    But the message is exactly the same: you are all too stupid to know what you are doing, so let me tell you what you need to do.

    Don’t vote for Pauline Hanson and One Nation, as you intend to do because you feel — and indeed have been — abandoned and betrayed by the Liberal and National parties, vote instead for …. the Liberal and National Parties.

    Brilliant! I’m guessing that’s likely to prove as successful as it did for President Clinton, President Hillary Clinton.

    What’s that you say? She’s not and never has been president?

    You have got to be kidding. How could a tactic of insulting the voters you need; of demeaning their intelligence and even more the reasons they have chosen not to vote for you, not work?

    Let me gently break it to the political genius that the prime minister — sorry again, ScoMo, and I guess we should now also be adding add pro tem — is proving himself to be.

    People are voting for parties like One Nation to the right of traditional mainstream parties like the L&NP — which used to be centre-right and have allowed themselves to be dragged to centre-left — all over the world, for precisely that reason.

    Knock-knock: is there anybody home inside ScoMo’s skull? Has he heard of Brexit? Has he noticed he hasn’t been shaking hands with a President Clinton?

    As I wrote last year there was no way — no way — the Coalition government could win the 2019 election without getting One Nation preferences in Queensland.

    There are at least six to eight seats in that state alone that will be lost without them and maybe as many as 10. And it’s not as if the Government has got a majority so large that it can take such losses in its stride.

    Or is travelling so well in other states that is can be confident of making them up there. Yeah, right: like in Victoria, where it could even lose the bluest of blue-chip seats.

    Morrison needed to start way back then building a case for One Nation being better than the Greens — a party whose policies if ever implemented would destroy Australia and hurt millions of people. And proffered with deliberate, malicious stupidity.

    While also demanding that Labor put the Greens last and refuse to exchange preferences with them — for precisely that reason.

    Morrison needed to also to be prepared to defend — no, argue — it vigorously and every day, even and especially on our version of Fake Media, the ABC, that everyone had to place One Nation ahead of the Greens.

    Well, how can he go there now after Christchurch? And One Nation’s (fake) NRA tape?

    Well he could start with New Zealand’s own version of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation — Winston Peters’s NZ First. Notice a certain similarity: One Nation, NZ First?

    The Liberals are being excoriated for any suggestion they might exchange preferences with One Nation.

    Heck, the current darling of the entire ABC and the rest of the fake media elite — a certain Jacinda Ardern — is in coalition government with NZ’s version of One Nation! And NZ’s Pauline Hanson is her deputy PM!

    This same darling of the down under “fake media” was less than gracious when she narkily noted that that John Howard took 12 days (in 1996) to reform gun laws, but she’d done it in 72 hours.

    Oh yeah? She has been PM for 18 months and what did she do in that time? And with a lot more evidence of the need for tougher gun laws, with all that’s happened in the world since 1996? Was it because she had sold her — political — soul to stay in government; with NZ First also that country’s version of NSW’s Shooters and Fishers?

  229. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hey! Dot’s back.

    JIT. Election coming up and LDP’s could do with some help.

  230. .

    Pyrmonter

    Morrison, by preferencing the ALP over PHON, could potentially not only hand over the lodge to Shorten, but the Senate as well.

    Shorten’s policy agenda is as progressive as anything the ALP has produced going back to Gough. An ALP House and Senate will be possibly more left leaning than the Gillard-GRN Alliance Government, with no obvious internal division and less restraint – in the context of 1 trillion (and growing) of combined Federal and State public debt, which none of the uniparty (ALP, GRN, LNP) seems to care about.

  231. Diogenes

    Scott Morrison confirms Liberals will preference One Nation lower than Labor at election

    Why do people so exercised about what gets printed on a HTV card? That is the only time a “preference” is directed. I spent 20 minutes trying to convince a colleague that under full preferential, if your guy doesn’t get up, he has no say in where your vote goes next – you do – that’s why you have to put a number in every box. and under OPV if your guy doesn’t get up, and you have only voted for him – your vote no longer counts

  232. bespoke

    cohenite
    #2972431, posted on March 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    I’m dissing every thing you said but I’m flat out against groups punishment. Australia is culturally fragile until those things are addressed it will be easy prey by nutters like Islamist or greens.

  233. notafan

    Perhaps ML

    I did say to numbers I liked the fact that the Pope continued to vigorously oppose abortion, reaffirm the inability of the Church to ordain priestesses and told gays to get out of religious life if they could not behave impeccably as well as maintain the ban on homosexual recruitment

    numbers had nothing to say

    nothing the Pope says about climate, immigration or economics is binding on Catholics or the Church, personal opinion only

  234. lotocoti

    Tits will be sitting back laughing at …

    One of Sniffy’s charges could manoeuvre the dickless happy clapper into supporting hamas over Israel.

  235. Makka:

    This is a fallacy. The CONservatives are no more reliable , competent or honest than the left. I would have thought that is patently obvious.

    The LNP are a major part of the UNiparty and we should expect no difference in substance between them, only style. That is to hoodwink punters into believing there are actually 2 main parties in Australia.

    Our leaders have made common cause with our enemies.
    Been saying it for years.

  236. .

    Tom

    You were right about the Greens primary vote falling – but with some caveats.

    So far they are at 10.4% in the NSW LC.

    However:

    This does not include the Sustainable Australia Party (2.17%), Animal Justice Party (2.29%) or Jeremy Buckingham (0.24% but might still get a seat on preferences). Nor does it include Shorten’s shift to the progressive left (despite Daley being more of an ALP rightie before the NSW election).

  237. bespoke

    A ship-sized beautiful sleek yacht under motor power, with two super-sized tall-ship type masts, just sliding slowly down the harbor right now. Wonder who owns it

    I do lizzie. 🙂

  238. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Liberals are being excoriated for any suggestion they might exchange preferences with One Nation.

    So what? Most One Nation voters are disaffected Liberals. Why not capitalize on that?
    Look at who is making the critique and tell them to put their own houses in order.

    Do not commit to preference statements. In two weeks, when it’s all blown over as it should, the Libs will seriously regret this sort of thing. They are political fools. Latham isn’t; he just goes in hard against Al Jazeera and says, balanced on his own integrity, that as far as he knows from many discussion with her Pauline has no truck with whatever others have done without her knowledge … and so shut up.

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