Monday Forum: April 8, 2019

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  1. notafan

    As you once claimed to be a Catholic ‘candy’ you should already know this

  2. mh

    Israel Folau wants people to repent of their fornicating and sodomising ways in order to avoid hell.

    This is far more admirable than those religious types that relish the idea that others will roast in hellfire for eternity, while they themselves are safe. You’re going to hell, I’m not, hahaha

  3. Mother Lode

    He’s a footballer. What would he know about moral theology?

    True. People can only know one thing at a time.

    Given his endless ramblings about his socialist convictions we must assume that his job as a TEacHeЯ was actually an exercise in socialism (otherwise he would be permitted on to discuss teaching).

    Lift us all our voices in praise of utopian socialist school!

    All students get the same scores regardless of effort – a guarantee of greater achievement.
    The class pet, Mr Fluffy, now belongs to every student. Time with him will be rationed out (although it is not clear if kids handling him and pushing lettuce in his mouth 25hrs a day will have any effect on his well being).
    Whiteboards, markers, desks, computers have all just magically turned up before, so making the class a socialist collective means they will just keep turning up as before.
    And let us not forget the Re-Education Corner for obstinate and contrary students – class traitors.

  4. notafan

    Calli I have given up finding the perfect politician.

    Latham assumes the jury got it right, give him a little leeway as he probably has no idea how impossible the scenario is.

  5. Arky

    those religious types that relish the idea that others will roast in hellfire for eternity, while they themselves are safe. You’re going to hell, I’m not, hahaha

    ..
    Not just that, but that part of their reward will be to enjoy the spectacle.

  6. lotocoti

    Has anyone asked Sonny Bill Williams about his faith’s view on blokes who are good with colours?

  7. notafan

    Speaking of Christians I got proselytized (unsuccessfully) the other day by some Chinese and Indian? bible believing Christians who started telling me they also believed in God the mother, who is not, they earnestly informed me, the Virgin Mary.

    I (very politely) refused their brochure and refrained from asking for supporting verses

    Anyone heard of such a denomination?

  8. Calli:

    If we don’t get a new OT soon we’ll hit the event horizon.

    Any thoughts on what happens next? 😃

    That’s the destination – 1735099s freckle.
    We are so doomed.

  9. calli

    Just suggesting caution. Some here are prone to outbursts of youthful enthusiasm if the most rodenty rodent spouts something remotely pleasing to the ear.

    Perhaps I’m simply a jaded old reprobate. All the better to pick them. 😀

  10. Mitch M.

    Until Israel Folau repents, Rugby Australia has no choice but to let him go.
    Peter FitzSimons”

    This is dangerously ridiculous. Threatening peoples’ livelihood because they express unfashionable opinions is one step removed from the Gulag.

  11. Arky

    Some here are prone to outbursts of youthful enthusiasm

    ..
    Who are you calling young?

  12. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mitch M.
    #2984899, posted on April 11, 2019 at 12:09 pm
    Until Israel Folau repents, Rugby Australia has no choice but to let him go.
    Peter FitzSimons”

    This is dangerously ridiculous. Threatening peoples’ livelihood because they express unfashionable opinions is one step removed from the Gulag.”

    I think we are “one step removed from the Gulag”

  13. feelthebern

    There were more charges laid yesterday regarding the fiddling of the children at Knox.
    What did Bandanna Man know & when did he know it?

  14. calli

    Chuckle.

    Onthe black hole photo:

    Sam Neil was available for comment.

  15. feelthebern

    Mundine’s anti vaxing comments are far far more dangerous than Folau’s party pooping.
    Mundine is a role model in the indigenous & Levant Re-Locating communities.
    He should just stick to telling indigenous kids to not drink, not smoke, not do drugs & to stay in school.

  16. C.L.

    Maxine Waters clearly is suffering from some degenerative condition.
    She has no business being a law maker let alone being a committee chair[man].

    She has no business having a driver’s licence.

  17. feelthebern

    After going to a Folau party, even though you wouldn’t need it, you couldn’t even have a coffee in the morning.

  18. feelthebern

    She has no business having a driver’s licence.

    Is the one with the Chinese driver?

  19. Arky

    Is this the same Peter Fitzsomething who thinks people should lose their livelihoods for saying that homosexuality is a sin?
    ..

    Many other blokes, when they go through their crisis, suddenly decide they’re gay, or they want to run off with Cheryl from accounts, or they want to piss all their money up against the wall on a gambling spree, while snorting cocaine.

    ..
    Is this passage not equating homosexuality with adultery, drunkenness and drug use?

  20. Infidel Tiger

    People love PC culture and bullying. That’s why the Footy Show used to get 600,000+ viewers and now gets around 80,000.

    People love it!

  21. Arky

    I feel this chap’s social media past needs some scrutiny.
    However, I doubt anyone has the time or inclination to trawl through years of his copious stupid verbiage.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    What have we learnt this morning boys and girls?
    Well, we found that Alexander Soldernitzen was a pseudonym used by Enid Blyton.
    We also learnt that no-one ate unpeeled crayons in Vietnam.
    And finally, that Peter FitzSimons is our new Pope with the power to absolve darkies of their sins.
    Quite a day so far.

  23. C.L.

    https://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/bip-richie-alex-convo/ Reality TV couple break up because she wants an abortion to focus on her AWFL career. She is pissed off with him because he so t come to the clinic with her.

    From the exchange:

    “If you’re a man and you’re in that situation, you move mountains to be there for your partner,” Alex said.

    With no trace of shame, a perfectly healthy and fortunate young woman who is about to kill her unborn child (to play ‘football’) demands the father be true to the stringent responsibilities inhering in his gender. (Which apparently includes a willingness to rock up to the abortion clinic).

  24. notafan

    ‘Alex’ apparently kept changing the abortion date

    If it’s woman’s right to chose isn’t it also a woman’s right to go by herself?

  25. Arky

    With no trace of shame, a perfectly healthy and fortunate young woman who is about to kill her unborn child (to play ‘football’) demands the father be true to the stringent responsibilities inhering in his gender. (Which apparently includes a willingness to rock up to the abortion clinic).

    ..
    Worse than that.
    The producers thought this an edifying morality play for the rest of us.

  26. Arky

    She is a victim and a hero.
    And don’t you forget it.

  27. Bruce of Newcastle

    Onthe black hole photo

    This one is from the thread. Eye of Sinc!

  28. C.L.

    Somebody smart should souvenir that Longines sign – it is now marked with the hoof-print of the world’s greatest ever race-horse.

    Champion mare kicks out in a rare show of temper just two days out from her farewell race.

  29. Zatara

    Looks like the business end of a colonoscope at work.

    But yeah, black hole sounds better.

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hehe, for fun I just put “eye of sauron” into DDG news…
    I do love the internet!

  31. Rebel with cause

    Royal Australian Navy personnel are banned from marching at an Anzac Day dawn service amid fears they could trip over in the dark

    When Australia is next attacked the WHS risk assessment will conclude that surrender is the best option.

  32. Mater

    Royal Australian Navy personnel are banned from marching at an Anzac Day dawn service amid fears they could trip over in the dark

    It’s lucky the Mardi Gras is held in the middle of the day….

  33. Sinclair Davidson

    The science community posted an out-of-focus-photo of a glazed doughnut and told us all its a black hole.

  34. feelthebern

    monty can’t stop staring at it.

  35. Mother Lode

    Until Israel Folau repents, Rugby Australia has no choice but to let him go.
    Peter FitzSimons”

    Talking about people’s repenting like that has a faintly religious air. I don’t think I really hear about repentance outside of religious circles.

    Either Pirate Pete Fitzsimian was trying to be clever (that beggars credulity) or the brain damaged old socialist (seems to be a lot around these days) has sought to add weight to his words with religious imagery or penitence.

    Such an odious little turd.

    And not alone.

  36. Mater

    The science community posted an out-of-focus-photo of a glazed doughnut and told us all its a black hole.

    It wasn’t intentionally blurred. The exposure was just too slow as Monty grabbed it.

  37. Mother Lode

    monty can’t stop staring at it.

    It is the luminous golden icing. What flavour could that be? A kind of caramel? Butterscotch? Honey? Beef dripping?

    All swirling around and being sucked into a gigantic mouth hanging in space.

    It is mesmerising.

  38. Mater

    The science community posted an out-of-focus-photo of a glazed doughnut and told us all its a black hole.

    97% agree that it could be nothing else but a Black Hole.

  39. Speedbox

    With no trace of shame, a perfectly healthy and fortunate young woman who is about to kill her unborn child (to play ‘football’) demands the father be true to the stringent responsibilities inhering in his gender. (Which apparently includes a willingness to rock up to the abortion clinic).

    I have seen snippets of the Married At First Sight program (ch 9) and understand that it rates highly. I heard recently that My Kitchen Rules (7) intends to ratchet up the agro between the contestants to try and increase ratings. This Bachelor in Paradise (10) show is styled on the channel 9 show with a similar crew of vacuous, self-entitled men and women who are utterly bankrupt in dignity.

    So, that’s what we have on the commercial networks. Alternatively, over at the ABC…..

    I long since gave up wondering what happened to this country.

  40. OldOzzie

    Rebel with cause
    #2984938, posted on April 11, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Royal Australian Navy personnel are banned from marching at an Anzac Day dawn service amid fears they could trip over in the dark

    When Australia is next attacked the WHS risk assessment will conclude that surrender is the best option.

    Hmm with RAN Leaders like this

    The break in tradition will be the first time in 30 years the RAN hasn’t marched at this specific location.

    Instead, the personnel will be formed and waiting for those involved in the march to reach them.

    Captain Fiona Sneath from HMAS Albatross defended the decision, but said she may be open to reviewing the matter.

    ‘It might mean just having some more people to observe what is going on and are around to observe what is going on and make others who are marching in the squad aware that there is perhaps a pothole or obstacle,’ she said.

    ‘I can understand the community concerns, and we do put our people in danger at times, but we do have an obligation that we reduce any risk as much as practicable.’

  41. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hehe, it turns out that Guam is in Afghanistan. Who knew?

    US terrorists’ B-52 bomber crashes in Afghanistan: report (Iranian MEHR news, 10 Apr)

    How A Flock Of Birds And Mechanical Failure Downed A B-52 Stratofortress Bomber In Guam (2017)

    Also the Taliban are birds.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #2984940, posted on April 11, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Royal Australian Navy personnel are banned from marching at an Anzac Day dawn service amid fears they could trip over in the dark

    It’s lucky the Mardi Gras is held in the middle of the day….

    Somewhere, in the far away land of our enemy, an evil tyrant stands before a list on his whiteboard headed “Possible Threats from the Australian Military”.
    He uncaps his marking pen and draws a thick black line through “Pre-dawn raid”.

  43. Percy Popinjay

    Someone posted an earlier comment on this thread about a particular Leak Snr cartoon that rendered Goose Swansteen and Lady Lardarse in soviet propaganda style (front page of the Oz, the morning after one of the Goose’s disastrous budgets).

    Incredibly (or maybe not, depending on how far down the road to totalitarianism you think we are in this country) Leak was dragged before the Press Council to “Please Explain” the content of the cartoon.

    Leak subsequently rendered this cartoon in response to the posturings of the imbecile in charge of the press council at the time, one Julius Disneyland Esq.

  44. Mater

    Somewhere, in the far away land of our enemy, an evil tyrant stands before a list on his whiteboard headed “Possible Threats from the Australian Military”.
    He uncaps his marking pen and draws a thick black line through “Pre-dawn raid”.

    I think they can remove the entire whiteboard…unless they want to leave it up as a running joke!

  45. OldOzzie

    Abbott foe tied to Left in her early legal days

    Brad Norington
    ASSOCIATE EDITOR

    Zali Steggall, the independent candidate campaigning to oust Tony Abbott from his seat on Sydney’s northern beaches, was linked with Labor lawyers as a young barrister despite saying she has no ALP ­affiliations and has never voted Labor.

    Ms Steggall studied law after a career as a champion skier and was recruited on to the sixth floor of Sydney’s Wentworth Selborne chambers, which is widely known as the chamber’s floor of Labor and left-leaning barristers, with former notables such as Jim Spigelman.

    In her early days as a barrister, Ms Steggall was taken under the wing of Tim Hale SC, a prominent barrister with known Labor connections who represented former NSW minister Ian Macdonald at recent Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings.

    Ms Steggall was not offered a room at the chambers during her term with Wentworth Selborne and eventually left, switching from commercial to family law.

    While campaigning against Mr Abbott in Warringah, Ms Steggall has fended off repeated questions about whether she is a true independent, or aligned with Labor or the Greens.

    She told The Australian yesterday she had no affiliation to any party. She had “never voted Labor” and only voted Liberal at “state or local government elections”.

    Ms Steggall’s campaign manager, Anthony Reed, is a long-time Labor operative and former staffer, as first reported by The Australian. Although claiming to receive no financial help from activist groups such as GetUp, Ms Steggall’s campaign team includes supporters of GetUp.

    She also has direct Warringah campaign endorsement and support from GetUp, which claims to be independent but has repeatedly battled claims it is aligned with Labor or the Greens, and does not endorse Coalition candidates.

    Some opinion polls show Mr Abbott, who has held his seat since 1994, could struggle to win this time.

    Ms Steggall said she would “caution” about “making allegations in respect to one of the NSW bar’s leading commercial floors, from which the last two chief justices of the NSW Supreme Court were appointed”.

    She said she was privileged to start her practice at the bar on the sixth floor, and “be led and mentored by numerous leading commercial senior counsels”.

    “I am unaware of any of their political inclinations,” she said.

    During her time at Wentworth Selborne, Ms Steggall was voted on to the NSW Bar Council as one of the council’s representatives with less than five years’ experience at the bar.

    As for other council members, she was required to chair a committee and was put in charge of the health, sport and recreation committee.

    When her committee was abolished during an overhaul, Ms Steggall protested. The committee was reinstated but chaired by another barrister, then council vice-president Arthur Moses SC.

    Along with her appointment of Tim Flannery as her Environment Advisor – this statement reinforces the point that she is a”Thick as a Brick” with no Brains.

    strong>“I am unaware of any of their political inclinations,” she said.

  46. Percy Popinjay

    Hehe, it turns out that Guam is in Afghanistan.

    And the Capital of the Marshall Islands is in regional Victoria.

    Geography – always full of surprises.

  47. Leigh Lowe

    There is a Facebook page up for an event entitled “BBQ at the corner of Swanston and Flinders” in response to the vegan protest.
    Interesting that every attempt to comment is bumped with a referral to the FB page “link is broken or content removed”.
    I suspect the activists within Facebook are desparate to downplay the size of the backlash.

  48. OldOzzie

    Oops misplaced highlights – corrected

    Zali Steggall – Along with her appointment of Tim Flannery as her Environment Advisor – this statement reinforces the point that she is a”Thick as a Brick” with no Brains.

    “I am unaware of any of their political inclinations,” she said.

  49. BrettW

    HMAS Albatross, which is in the story about RAN not marching on ANZAC day, is the home of the Navy Aviation School.

    About a year ago there was some “hype” over the fact the Commanding Officer was a woman. Apparently it is considered an operational command. The new CO’s previous experience was as a lawyer.

    There was a photograph of the command group of the school and 7/8 were women. The article that came with it had the ironic twist of saying the command was an example of diversity in the Navy ! More like let’s tick some command boxes but not give them a real operational command.

    PS Mona Shindy been quiet since Abbot tweets. What happened to her ?

  50. A Lurker

    The science community posted an out-of-focus-photo of a glazed doughnut and told us all its a black hole.

    Actually it is a photograph of Australia’s future economy under a Uniparty Government.

  51. Percy Popinjay

    I think they can remove the entire whiteboard…unless they want to leave it up as a running joke!

    I often picture a daily morning meeting of the PLA’s top brass in an operations room where they all sit around pissing themselves laughing while watching videos of Chrissy Pahn, Tubbsy Payne, Wally “High Heels” Morrison and Cap’n Cate McGregor, leavened with the odd newspaper headline covering such topics as the NBN minitel class solar powered subs and the air force’s latest non bombing strategies.

    As possible future conquest, we locals are a laughing stock.

  52. Roger

    ‘It might mean just having some more people to observe what is going on and are around to observe what is going on and make others who are marching in the squad aware that there is perhaps a pothole or obstacle,’ she said.

    And who will observe those observing what’s going on who are around to observe what’s going on so that they don’t fall into a pothole while they are observing what’s going on?

  53. Percy Popinjay

    And who will observe those observing what’s going on who are around to observe what’s going on so that they don’t fall into a pothole while they are observing what’s going on?

    The top brass of the PLA, if they get up from rolling around on the ground in stitches.

  54. notafan

    Is anyone marching in that march that is too dangerous for the RAN?

  55. Infidel Tiger

    But another problem is also brewing for RA given other Wallabies players, such as Samu Kerevi and Allan Alaalatoa, have liked Folau’s post.

    Looks like we will be fielding an all-white no talent team at the RWC.

    This is hilarious.

  56. zyconoclast

    But another problem is also brewing for RA given other Wallabies players, such as Samu Kerevi and Allan Alaalatoa, have liked Folau’s post.

    If Folau is dropped, the Wallabies can continue to lose without him.

  57. OldOzzie

    The Mocker: vegan activity shows you can’t reason with fundamentalists

    Not that anyone needed reminding that Monday mornings are pretty ordinary, but a few militant vegans did that this week. Whether it was holding-up tens of thousands of commuters outside Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station, or invading farms and abattoirs across the country, these protesters certainly accomplished their aim, assuming their intention was not to advance their cause but to piss off every law-abiding citizen who, unlike the protesters, had to be at work.

    Incidentally, pardon me for referring to the vegans as “militant”. As David Woiwod of Sunrise reported, some of the protesters who blocked one of the busiest intersections in Melbourne’s CBD asked he not use that adjective. They do have a point: you should avoid redundancies if you wish to be a good writer or speaker. On a serious note, though, I have a close friend who is a vegan, but not of the obnoxious variety. He has a sense of humour and respects my right to be a carnivore. He does not proselytise, nor does he gratuitously disclose his food lifestyle to strangers within two minutes of meeting them. And yes, after I finish today’s column I will get on the blower to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, although I suspect I will have a hard time convincing them he exists.

    If only all vegans were the same. “These animals’ lives are being taken, they’re still being sent to slaughter,” said Vegan Rising campaign director Kristin Leigh on Monday. “It’s part of the system for them to be killed,” she added. You don’t say? And to think we were wondering all this time why the floors of abattoirs are so bloodstained.

    “We are killing the planet and we are killing animals at rates that are unacceptable,” said another activist. “It’s a climate emergency, it’s an animal emergency and drastic times call for drastic measures.” What disingenuous nonsense. According to professor of animal science Frank M. Mitloehner of the University of California, animal agriculture accounted for only 3.9 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States in 2016. You could be forgiven for thinking the greatest danger in the food/climate debate is not the bovine emissions but the flatulence of the activists.

    Much of this hysteria is driven by the release this year of the Lancet Commission’s The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change report, which claimed all three phenomena were linked. Its language and recommendations are Orwellian. It notes “the scale of change to the food system is unlikely to be successful if left to the individual or the whim of consumer choice”. It demands an end to government subsidising of beef and dairy industries, and calls upon bodies such as the United Nations and the European Union to pressure member states “to collectively create food systems that promote health, equity, [and] environmental sustainability …” Forced collectivisation, but on a global scale? What a great idea. This time it will be a success for sure.

    The mantra that eliminating meat will reduce carbon gas emissions is grossly simplistic, as Linus Blomqvist, visiting researcher at the University of Tasmania and director of Food and Conservation & Agriculture, notes. Those who join the meat-free fad tend to increase their intake of dairy, which has 25 per cent higher carbon dioxide emissions than chicken, and 160 per cent higher emissions than pork. How ironic that vegan protesters this week bore placards saying “You have been lied to”. And more food for thought: a mass transition to a meat-free diet would drastically increase food wastage. For example, in the United States the wastage rate for animal products is 20 per cent whereas that for fruit and vegetables is a whopping 50 per cent.

    There is little point in explaining this to the activists. As Herald-Sun columnist and Sky News host Andrew Bolt observed this week, their cause to them is secondary. It merely serves as a veneer for that atavistic instinct to compel others to submit to their demands. If you really think taking up vegetarianism will placate the meat Maoists, think again. Next it will be banning of salt, sugar or whatever else brings you enjoyment. They would not be satisfied even if your diet consisted solely of magic mushrooms and mineral water. It would just be a matter of time before the “Fungi have feelings too” placards were thrust in your face. You cannot reason with Numbers. fundamentalists, irrespective of their ideology.

    The apologists for these protesters have tried to rationalise their aggressive behaviour under the banner of the “right to protest”. Do not be surprised that many who hold this view are the same people who insist that free speech does not include “hate speech”. But in their minds their right to protest includes the right to block traffic, the right to trespass on private property, the right to destroy people’s livelihood, the right to destroy and steal the property of others, as well as the right to resort to thuggery, intimidation and harassment in imposing their views. If these misanthropes really are concerned about the detrimental effects of humans on the planet, then let us encourage them not to reproduce — a win for all.

    These activists are both creepy and methodical, as is evident in their interactive map which provides full details of Australian farms, abattoirs, and other so-called “animal exploitation facilities”, including GPS coordinates and the names of owners. As is typical of cowards, these activists descend on these places only when there is safety in numbers. Watch this space though. Nothing unites rural communities more than a common threat to their livelihood, particularly feral intruders.

    And for those in the city who are targeted by these food fascists, take your inspiration from the case of Toronto chef and co-owner of Antler Kitchen and Bar, Michael Hunter. Last year, after constant harassment from vegan protesters who had taken offence at his sandwich board with the slogan “Venison is the new kale”, this Canadian grew weary of trying to placate picketers with offers to put vegan dishes on the menu. Instead he cheerfully went about carving a full deer leg in front of the main window directly opposite the protesters, before later returning to eat the cooked product.

    Video:Restaurant owner butchers deer leg in front of Vegan protest

    “He’s doing it deliberately to mock and taunt us because we’re vegans,” whines one. Yes, it is called getting a dose of your own medicine. If any action is to be taken in respect to Hunter, it should be in the form of bestowing him with the Man of the Year award.

    As for the Australian protesters, I’ll be sacrificing a cow in your honour this weekend, for you have inspired me to dine at my favourite five-star steakhouse. I encourage readers to do something similar. That moment when the waiter places my medium-rare carpetbag steak on the table is an ineffable joy. Savour it and observe the ritual. Add salt, pepper and hot English mustard to taste. Now slice the fillet ever so gently and let the serrated knife glide across the meat, much like an opera conductor would subtly signal a downbeat. Place morsel in mouth and close your eyes as the juices from the meat saturate your tastebuds. Can you too hear Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy as you picture yourself doing this? Mung beans, schmung beans.

    For those who have taken a vow of culinary poverty and demand we do the same, let me explain. I respect the philosophy that one man’s meat is another’s poison. Gorge on the rabbit food to your heart’s content. But most of us do eat meat and we do so primarily for three good reasons. One, it is delicious; two, it is good for us; and three — not to put too fine a point on it, but anecdotal evidence suggests that embracing veganism turns people into officious, humourless, insipid, pasty-faced eunuchs with a case of halitosis so bad it could clear a London bus.

    On a final note, I should mention Sydney Morning Herald columnist, ethicist and vegan David Killoren, who wrote this week that vegan activists had made a “straightforward argument” and were “fundamentally correct”.

    In support of this he stated: “Recent survey evidence suggests that a majority of professional ethicists believe that consuming meat is immoral”. In the same column, he also cited with approval ethicist and professor Peter Singer.

    Would that be the same Peter Singer who is a vegan but also holds it is illogical to abhor bestiality if there is no physical harm done to the animal? Thanks, we’re done here.

  58. OldOzzie

    The Mocker: vegan activity shows you can’t reason with fundamentalists

    Not that anyone needed reminding that Monday mornings are pretty ordinary, but a few militant vegans did that this week. Whether it was holding-up tens of thousands of commuters outside Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station, or invading farms and abattoirs across the country, these protesters certainly accomplished their aim, assuming their intention was not to advance their cause but to piss off every law-abiding citizen who, unlike the protesters, had to be at work.

    Incidentally, pardon me for referring to the vegans as “militant”. As David Woiwod of Sunrise reported, some of the protesters who blocked one of the busiest intersections in Melbourne’s CBD asked he not use that adjective. They do have a point: you should avoid redundancies if you wish to be a good writer or speaker. On a serious note, though, I have a close friend who is a vegan, but not of the obnoxious variety. He has a sense of humour and respects my right to be a carnivore. He does not proselytise, nor does he gratuitously disclose his food lifestyle to strangers within two minutes of meeting them. And yes, after I finish today’s column I will get on the blower to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, although I suspect I will have a hard time convincing them he exists.

    If only all vegans were the same. “These animals’ lives are being taken, they’re still being sent to slaughter,” said Vegan Rising campaign director Kristin Leigh on Monday. “It’s part of the system for them to be killed,” she added. You don’t say? And to think we were wondering all this time why the floors of abattoirs are so bloodstained.

    “We are killing the planet and we are killing animals at rates that are unacceptable,” said another activist. “It’s a climate emergency, it’s an animal emergency and drastic times call for drastic measures.” What disingenuous nonsense. According to professor of animal science Frank M. Mitloehner of the University of California, animal agriculture accounted for only 3.9 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States in 2016. You could be forgiven for thinking the greatest danger in the food/climate debate is not the bovine emissions but the flatulence of the activists.

    Much of this hysteria is driven by the release this year of the Lancet Commission’s The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change report, which claimed all three phenomena were linked. Its language and recommendations are Orwellian. It notes “the scale of change to the food system is unlikely to be successful if left to the individual or the whim of consumer choice”. It demands an end to government subsidising of beef and dairy industries, and calls upon bodies such as the United Nations and the European Union to pressure member states “to collectively create food systems that promote health, equity, [and] environmental sustainability …” Forced collectivisation, but on a global scale? What a great idea. This time it will be a success for sure.

    The mantra that eliminating meat will reduce carbon gas emissions is grossly simplistic, as Linus Blomqvist, visiting researcher at the University of Tasmania and director of Food and Conservation & Agriculture, notes. Those who join the meat-free fad tend to increase their intake of dairy, which has 25 per cent higher carbon dioxide emissions than chicken, and 160 per cent higher emissions than pork. How ironic that vegan protesters this week bore placards saying “You have been lied to”. And more food for thought: a mass transition to a meat-free diet would drastically increase food wastage. For example, in the United States the wastage rate for animal products is 20 per cent whereas that for fruit and vegetables is a whopping 50 per cent.

    There is little point in explaining this to the activists. As Herald-Sun columnist and Sky News host Andrew Bolt observed this week, their cause to them is secondary. It merely serves as a veneer for that atavistic instinct to compel others to submit to their demands. If you really think taking up vegetarianism will placate the meat Maoists, think again. Next it will be banning of salt, sugar or whatever else brings you enjoyment. They would not be satisfied even if your diet consisted solely of magic mushrooms and mineral water. It would just be a matter of time before the “Fungi have feelings too” placards were thrust in your face. You cannot reason with Numbers. fundamentalists, irrespective of their ideology.

    The apologists for these protesters have tried to rationalise their aggressive behaviour under the banner of the “right to protest”. Do not be surprised that many who hold this view are the same people who insist that free speech does not include “hate speech”. But in their minds their right to protest includes the right to block traffic, the right to trespass on private property, the right to destroy people’s livelihood, the right to destroy and steal the property of others, as well as the right to resort to thuggery, intimidation and harassment in imposing their views. If these misanthropes really are concerned about the detrimental effects of humans on the planet, then let us encourage them not to reproduce — a win for all.

    These activists are both creepy and methodical, as is evident in their interactive map which provides full details of Australian farms, abattoirs, and other so-called “animal exploitation facilities”, including GPS coordinates and the names of owners. As is typical of cowards, these activists descend on these places only when there is safety in numbers. Watch this space though. Nothing unites rural communities more than a common threat to their livelihood, particularly feral intruders.

    And for those in the city who are targeted by these food fascists, take your inspiration from the case of Toronto chef and co-owner of Antler Kitchen and Bar, Michael Hunter. Last year, after constant harassment from vegan protesters who had taken offence at his sandwich board with the slogan “Venison is the new kale”, this Canadian grew weary of trying to placate picketers with offers to put vegan dishes on the menu. Instead he cheerfully went about carving a full deer leg in front of the main window directly opposite the protesters, before later returning to eat the cooked product.

    Video:Restaurant owner butchers deer leg in front of Vegan protest

    “He’s doing it deliberately to mock and taunt us because we’re vegans,” whines one. Yes, it is called getting a dose of your own medicine. If any action is to be taken in respect to Hunter, it should be in the form of bestowing him with the Man of the Year award.

    As for the Australian protesters, I’ll be sacrificing a cow in your honour this weekend, for you have inspired me to dine at my favourite five-star steakhouse. I encourage readers to do something similar. That moment when the waiter places my medium-rare carpetbag steak on the table is an ineffable joy. Savour it and observe the ritual. Add salt, pepper and hot English mustard to taste. Now slice the fillet ever so gently and let the serrated knife glide across the meat, much like an opera conductor would subtly signal a downbeat. Place morsel in mouth and close your eyes as the juices from the meat saturate your tastebuds. Can you too hear Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy as you picture yourself doing this? Mung beans, schmung beans.

    For those who have taken a vow of culinary poverty and demand we do the same, let me explain. I respect the philosophy that one man’s meat is another’s poison. Gorge on the rabbit food to your heart’s content. But most of us do eat meat and we do so primarily for three good reasons. One, it is delicious; two, it is good for us; and three — not to put too fine a point on it, but anecdotal evidence suggests that embracing veganism turns people into officious, humourless, insipid, pasty-faced eunuchs with a case of halitosis so bad it could clear a London bus.

    On a final note, I should mention Sydney Morning Herald columnist, ethicist and vegan David Killoren, who wrote this week that vegan activists had made a “straightforward argument” and were “fundamentally correct”.

    In support of this he stated: “Recent survey evidence suggests that a majority of professional ethicists believe that consuming meat is immoral”. In the same column, he also cited with approval ethicist and professor Peter Singer.

    Would that be the same Peter Singer who is a vegan but also holds it is illogical to abhor b#stiality if there is no physical harm done to the animal? Thanks, we’re done here.

  59. Zatara

    The break in tradition will be the first time in 30 years the RAN hasn’t marched at this specific location.

    Instead, the personnel will be formed and waiting for those involved in the march to reach them.

    Lovely. Nothing quite like standing around in formation for an hour or two because you aren’t considered competent enough to walk without hurting yourselves to spruce up the ol’ esprit de gorps.

  60. OldOzzie

    notafan
    #2984974, posted on April 11, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Is anyone marching in that march that is too dangerous for the RAN?

    Yes – Diggers , schools children will also be marching in the dark, but not serving personnel.

    But Nowra RSL sub-president Fred Dawson was staggered by the ruling.

    ‘It’s beyond belief, we are talking about armed forces, men trained to fight and look after themselves in very risky circumstances – marching down Greenwell Point Road under street lights has minimal risk factors involved,’ he told ABC News.

    ‘So from my perspective, sailors will be on parade in the nearby park waiting for the diggers to arrive, schools children will also be marching in the dark, but not serving personnel.’

    The break in tradition will be the first time in 30 years the RAN hasn’t marched at this specific location.

  61. John Constantine

    On facefilth, the ‘ big rigs national road transport newspaper’ page had a post, liked and shared seven thousand times which is near ‘viral’.

    From a truckie that followed the queensland vegan protest convoy to the meatworks.

    “shitty smokebelching commodores”

    Amusing to have reported the Queensland plod setting up random breath and drug testing of the vegan convoy, and getting some.

    Also amusing to read of truckies and meatworkers walking around mocking vegans wearing leather shoes and boots.

    Best bit was when the vegans tried to load their three rescue sheep on the backseat of a vehicle and drive off without any paperwork, and the truckie protested and demanded the forms be filled out like everybody else has to.

    Then after the vegan triumph was soured by paperwork and the meatless went to drive off again, the truckie pointed out that unrestrained sheep on a backseat is an unsecured load and an animal health and safety issue.

    Finally a vehicle with a cargo barrier was produced from within the convoy and the great vegan triumph parade kicked off.

    I haven’t cut and pasted the post as it has vanished from social media.

    Only the progressive agenda uber alles.

    Comrades.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    What a world.

    The disgraced academic fraud Professor Wakefield, who linked vaccines with autism, now lives in Texas and is banging Elle McPherson.

  63. Leigh Lowe

    And who will observe those observing what’s going on who are around to observe what’s going on so that they don’t fall into a pothole while they are observing what’s going on?

    And that is not counting those there to document the “teachable moments” for future flabby recruits, and also those flown in from Canberra to “reach out” to the minorities in the communidy.

  64. Beachcomber

    C.L. at 11:04 am

    His Holiness Pope Benedict’s new essay is up at NCR: The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse.

    To quote:

    Part of the physiognomy of the Revolution of 1968 was that pedophilia was now also diagnosed as allowed and appropriate.

    What a tragedy that Benedict had to stand down (was forced?), and the Cardinals replaced him with a Marxist show-pony.

    And yet at the end of his essay, Benedict praises the current Pope “for everything he does to show us, again and again, the light of God ……” Benedict is a great man, but he is too loyal to the Catholic church hierarchy.

  65. Mitch M.

    Looks like we will be fielding an all-white no talent team at the RWC.

    This is hilarious.

    Soon they will introduce a homophobe test and all players must be submitted to it before they walk on the field for every game. This will be extended to those entering the stadium and eventually an on screen test for those watching at home.

    At least now we understand why Fitzdumb is the way he is.

  66. OldOzzie

    Daily Telegraph Editorial

    NAVY’S ANZAC NIGHT FRIGHT

    If Australia is ever invaded, we’d better hope it happens during daylight hours. Our navy might be forbidden to defend Australia’s shores if an invading force arrives at night.

    This is not a joke. Navy personnel at Greenwell Point have been told they cannot march in this year’s Anzac Day dawn commemoration because it would be too dangerous.

    Navy personnel have marched 450 metres to the dawn service for years without incident. To sane people, the no-march decree is puzzling.

    “It’s beyond belief,” Nowra RSL president Fred Dawson told the ABC. “We are talking about armed forces, men trained to fight and look after themselves in very risky circumstances, marching down Greenwell Point Road under street lights.”

    Even more perplexing is that schoolchildren and other civilians will march, eventually meeting up with navy personnel at the service site. Apparently marching is perfectly safe for kids but not for people with serious military training.

    This decision needs throwing out. Let the sailors march.

  67. Mater

    ‘So from my perspective, sailors will be on parade in the nearby park waiting for the diggers to arrive, schools children will also be marching in the dark, but not serving personnel.’

    I hope they take note how the kids do it. If they pay particular attention, potentially they can bone up throughout the year and give it a whirl in 2020.

    Like this, do that!

  68. Knuckle Dragger

    John C,

    I can vouch for the hilariousness of that FB post.

    I can’t find it any more, either.

  69. OldOzzie

    CFMEU demands candidates sign pledge supporting coal industry

    Michael McKenna
    Reporter


    The CFMEU has today sent out a document for Queensland Labor MPs and candidates to pledge their support for the coal mining industry.

    The powerful mining union, which is a major financial backer of Labor, warned in February that it would campaign against any candidate or MP who refused to sign the pledge.

    The “Candidates Pledge,’’ sent out just hours after Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning called a May 18 federal election, calls for their declared support of the coal mining industry and pointedly, in reference to the proposed Adani coalmine, for “coal mining developments that meet regulatory requirements’’.

    CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland president Steve Smyth first issued his warning that the union would campaign against candidates after the Queensland state Labor government delayed the Adani coalmine with an 11th hour review of an environmental management plan.

    The unheralded external review of Adani’s plan to protect an endangered finch to a Melbourne academic was attacked by the union as biased against coal.

    CFMEU PLEDGE:

    Federal Labor has also signalled it has concerns about the process leading up to the Federal Government’s approval of Adani’s water management plan, which won final approval this week after it was endorsed by the CSIRO and GeoScience.

    Authorised by Mr Smyth, the pledge requires the signatures of Labor MPs and candidates.

    “This federal election we need candidates who are committed to standing up for Queensland coal mining and energy workers’ rights and jobs,’’ the document says.

    “I support coal mining jobs and recognise their value to our communities and economy

    “I support approval of coal mining developments that meet regulatory requirements

    “I commit to holding coal mining industry to account for providing permanent, safe, well-paid, local jobs.

    The pledge also calls for support for changes to industrial relations laws, the use of “permanent casual’’ employment in the mining industry and equal pay for labour hire coal workers.

    “I support fixing broken IR laws so that coal mining and energy workers can bargain fairly with their employers.’’

    The pledge could prove a critical stepping stone for a number of Labor candidates in marginal Coalition-held seats in central and north Queensland — including Flynn, Capricornia, Dawson and the Labor-held seats of Herbert — where the proposed Adani coalmine is being touted as critical to jobs growth.

    The project is set to pave the way to open-up the burgeoning Galilee coal province, in central Queensland where there are five other coal projects totalling $30 billion.

    But the project has been opposed by green groups, arguing Australia should not be opening-up a new coal province in the face of climate change.

    Mr Smyth could not be contacted today.

    But in February, Mr Smyth told The Australian the mining union will endorse only individual candidates who sign the pledge in the battleground state rather than give blanket support to Labor.

    “We will request a pledge from them … If you want support for us, you pledge your support for the coal industry,” Mr Smyth told The Australian.

    “If we have to, we will campaign against those MPs no matter which party they’re in. Even if they’re perched up in the little cosy suburbs somewhere in the southeast drinking their lattes.”

  70. mh

    As always, Seinfeld gets to the heart of the matter.

    Israel Folau cares, Puddy does not.

  71. Des Deskperson

    ‘Many other blokes, when they go through their crisis, suddenly decide they’re gay, or they want to run off with Cheryl from accounts, or they want to piss all their money up against the wall on a gambling spree, while snorting cocaine.’

    As well as equating homosexuality with other forms of antisocial behaviour, the whole piece is a veritable trove of banality, self love and literary cack-handedness.

    First there’s Fitz the cosmopolitan world traveler. He’s not only lived in France – every lower middle-brow progressive’s dream – and in the ‘dead centre’ in a farmhouse in ‘the glorious village of Donzenac’, but he actually parly-voos the Francais! Scare Blueu!

    Then ‘the years passed in a flash, the way they do when you pursue your passions’, and Fitz (at 50) and family find themselves in a ‘bizarre bazaar’ – a phrase that show signs of a lot of work – by Havana Harbour. It’s here he buys his rise red bandana and his daughter – presumably in her teens – calls him ‘Daddy’.

    Then there’s his strange and slightly senile argot. ‘Not that I give a flying feather’, he ‘just didn’t give a rats’, he ‘planted a seed in my melon’, ‘piss it up against a wall”. Old and/or arcane.

    Anyway, its is, as ever. all about him. I was out with some friends the other night – all lefties but none of the stupid – and they were saying what a living national treasure he is. My view – that I expressed forcibly -is that he should have been sacked on the spot after his gorilla slur.

    Oh, and if I had a half-grown daughter who called me ‘daddy”, I wouldn’t boast about it in public.

    ,

  72. OldOzzie

    mh
    #2984997, posted on April 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    As always, Seinfeld gets to the heart of the matter.

    Israel Folau cares, Puddy does not.

    Thanks mh that was enjoyable

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    If there’s any woman in this country under 60 named Cheryl, I’ll bare my arse in Bourke Street.

    See Fitzy? Anyone can do it.

  74. Sinclair Davidson

    Looks like Geoffrey Rush has won his defamation case.

  75. Mater

    Navy personnel at Greenwell Point have been told they cannot march in this year’s Anzac Day dawn commemoration because it would be too dangerous.

    Morrison isn’t in charge anymore. They don’t have to do it in high heels.

  76. notafan

    Regarding the allegation that Rush harassed Norvill, Wigney said there was not enough to corroborate Norvill’s claims.

    Winter said he saw it, but fellow castmembers Robyn Nevin and Helen Buday and the director, Neil Armfield, said they did not.

    Wigney said Winter’s evidence did not align with Norvill’s, because Winter said it was a “Three Stooges-esque skit” and not the serious allegation that Norvill made.

    Norvill’s evidence was “not only uncorroborated but contradicted by … the evidence of Rush, Armfield, Nevin, and Day.” The evidence was “solidly against” her and the newspaper.

    Rush decision

  77. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bruce of Newcastle, a chemist and realist, and others of similar ilk dealing with the world of physical matter and engineering solutions, may I draw your attention to an interesting article in this month’s Quadrant: David Shteinman, on “Post-Truth and the Virtues of Reality”. Scientists and engineers, says Shteinman of himself and similar others, live daily in a world subject to the ‘indifference of physical laws’ which test models rather than just supply them. This is in contrast to the world of ‘virtuality’, created by pixels on screens, where is it possible for those who make ‘models’ (a shorthand for anything from propositions to elaborate theoretical constructs) to simply believe in them, untested except by the subjectivity of various ‘likes’. In other words, they have no epistemological pressures towards empiricism.

    Interestingly, Shteinman is CEO of the Industrial Sciences Consulting, a group of model makers in transport, mining and aerospace, who have to provide models that work. He is also founding editor of a magazine devoted to ‘a philosophical interpretation of modern engineering’, showing how the ‘know what’ of abstract scientific thinking necessarily combines with the ‘know how’ of producing models; ones that work.

    In his Quadrant article Shteinman draws extensively on the writings of the engineer and moral philosopher Primo Levi, showing how much Levi was a thinker well aware of his advantage in being so well grounded in the empirical world. It is a good discursive read around these issues.

    Bruce, you would know of some of this from your analysis of climate change models, where the modelists have gone far away from anything that we can truly say we know and can show. Similarly, Hairy, a computer engineer who is still shaking his head at what happened to two of Boeing’s planes recently, has a terrible distrust of working from models alone, particularly bad models that don’t insert empirical feedback into their processes, particularly feedback about how humans process information. I recall some years ago how he did some consulting for a very large company having problems with one of their systems; its point of failure which he quickly discovered was that there was no recognition that exasperated humans may press the same button twice(a just-to-be-sure moment) and throw the system’s flow right out. Hairy too is a very stern critic of climatic modelling on bad data using incomplete information.

    I thought of all of this yesterday when the kitchen men at the pointy end of our new kitchen arrived to measure up from the computer generated models of our kitchen designer. We always make changes, they assured me, when I queried a cupboard’s dimensions. We never stick to their absolute designs, we regard them as a working document and get it all right and fitting when we get to the actual kitchen. So in order to give you what you want, we’ll have to take 200cm off the benchtop this end, widen the integrated fridge space, shift the sink back to where it was and remove this pull-out rack she’s given you. We’ll reimburse you for the cost of the rack, of course. 🙂

    If only climate scientists were so clever. And so honest.

  78. Speedbox

    Following Struth’s post I went and searched news about Elle. I expect that many male Cats would have fond memories of “the Body’ and that gorgeous face. Found recent photos of her with the doctor and, there’s no easy way to say this but, Elle hasn’t aged well. Perhaps it was the lack of makeup, maybe the harsh Miami sunlight, perhaps she was hungover, maybe all three and some others but at only 55, she looks unreasonably haggard for a woman who was once the toast of the modelling world.

  79. Leigh Lowe

    Sinclair Davidson
    #2985002, posted on April 11, 2019 at 2:31 pm
    Looks like Geoffrey Rush has won his defamation case.

    #MeToo mugged by two white guys in MAGA caps at 3:00 in the morning.

  80. Top Ender

    My Spectator article on PC on the ADF link:

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/04/a-defence-force-slowly-dying/

    Grateful if it can be passed to whoever you know in Defence, to try to rally the troops. (Text is back a few pages)

    Very many in Navy burning with resentment (and shame) about the “do not march” order….

  81. Leigh Lowe

    In the navy
    Yes, you can march from eight ’til three
    In the navy
    Yes, you will never twist your knees
    In the navy

  82. The Sheriff

    Looks like Zali wasn’t such a good lawyer after all – Wentworth Selbourne saw her in action up close for a year and decided she just didn’t cut it. It then transpired that she didn’t have the intellect for commercial law so had to switch to practising family “law” which, as practitioners will tell you, involves little to no law at all other than the wife must always win. No need for Zali’s little brain to be taxed by researching cases or grappling with commercial documents, just stick to the emotive nonsense that counts as argument in the Family Court – no wonder she’s such an economic illiterate!

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    What a disgraceful decision.

    His Honour clearly did not hear, or refused to follow the instructions of Alyssa Milano on this matter, ie:

    Vagina = truth.

  84. Confused Old Misfit

    we’ll have to take 200cm off the benchtop this end,

    That’s a pretty big error!
    If you paid extra for the planning model you should get a refund!

  85. Knuckle Dragger

    Hahaaa!

    In the Navy
    You won’t hit what you can’t see
    In the Navy

  86. Tom

    Looks like Geoffrey Rush has won his defamation case.

    Reckless attempt to use salacious gossip to create newspaper sales. Mudrock’s Daily Telegraph got their just desserts — they were behaving like the leftard gotcha merchants at Fakefacts/Nein.

    Fakefacts hasn’t yet been able to turn the story into a leftard narrative, so its account is surprisingly credible and straightforward. (There’s a lesson to be learned there, but don’t expect it to be learned by the delinquent children at Fakefacts.)

  87. Robber Baron

    Can Sinc put up multiple election threads like last time please?

  88. Cassie of Sydney

    I went to lunch a little over an hour ago…crossed the street and looked into a building and saw a very ugly and unholy trio getting into a lift…they were all smiles….Malturd, his cane toad wife and Julie Bitchop.

    It made me feel quite sick.

  89. Mark from Melbourne

    Beachcomber
    #2984991, posted on April 11, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    And yet at the end of his essay, Benedict praises the current Pope “for everything he does to show us, again and again, the light of God ……” Benedict is a great man, but he is too loyal to the Catholic church hierarchy.

    I didn’t read that final para as an endorsement.

  90. notafan

    Ms Sneath seems to have spent her entire career as a student

  91. Slim Cognito

    Regarding the Rush defamation decision, the Guardian quotes the Judge as follows:

    “Wigney says Norvill’s evidence showed she was a witness “prone to exaggeration and embellishment”.

    and

    “I was not ultimately persuaded that Ms Norvill was an entirely credible witness”.

    But all women must be believed.

  92. Infidel Tiger

    Looks like Geoffrey Rush has won his defamation case.

    A small glimmer of sanity in a shit stained world.

  93. notafan

    $850,00 for reputational loss

    economic loss to be negotiated but will cover period from time of article until at least 18 months into the future -late 2020

    That is going to be a big bag of money

    will it be net of tax?

  94. Infidel Tiger

    I went to lunch a little over an hour ago…crossed the street and looked into a building and saw a very ugly and unholy trio getting into a lift…they were all smiles….Malturd, his cane toad wife and Julie Bitchop.

    Jeez, I wonder what they are up to.

  95. zyconoclast

    @alexbhturnbull

    Harder and more right wing and naturally National elements control the LNP in Queensland despite representing relatively few seats. They they exert influence over the party nationally. This is why Victorian and South Australian members of the @LiberalAus are facing defeat.

    7:10 PM – 10 Apr 2019

  96. notafan

    Pope Benedict is loyal to the Church, I guess he knows Pope Francis a little better than you or I

  97. Cassie of Sydney

    “Infidel Tiger
    #2985033, posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:01 pm
    I went to lunch a little over an hour ago…crossed the street and looked into a building and saw a very ugly and unholy trio getting into a lift…they were all smiles….Malturd, his cane toad wife and Julie Bitchop.

    Jeez, I wonder what they are up to.”

    One word….Sabotage.

  98. Des Deskperson

    ‘Captain Shindy is currently a director at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, at the Australian Defence College in Canberra.’

    Looks like a sideways move to me. The Australian Defence College may now well be an intellectual and academic powerhouse, but the civilians I knew from Defence who went on staff courses there back in the nineties were a little shaken by the low levels of intellect and application needed to pass them.

  99. Rafiki redux

    This is not a me:-too csse in that Norville did not make the allegations and did not seek to promote them for her benefit. Wigney’s judgment is probably harmful to her career. He did not decide against News etc on the basis that they had not proved the justificstion defence on the basis that was faced with equally plausible stories.

    Rather, he found that she was not to be believed. It will be interesting to see if other actresses and actors of her generation come out with stories about Rush. There would be satety in numbers. And of ciurse there be nothing at all to see or hear about.

  100. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “If we have to, we will campaign against those MPs no matter which party they’re in. Even if they’re perched up in the little cosy suburbs somewhere in the southeast drinking their lattes.”

    The contradictions are mounting, especially for Labor.
    The huge CFMEU thug meets the weedy little Get-up bloke in sandals.
    Interesting to see how the winning plays out in this lot.
    ===========

    On winning, I am glad Geoffrey Rush has won. A victory of sorts, for men, and common sense.

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    Geez, TE.

    I cast my eyes over the visage of the good Captain, and now harbour serious concerns that Fiona is a loooong way from the name she was given at birth.

    Yurk.

    If I looked like that I’d have a ‘no movement after dark’ policy too.

  102. notafan

    Rush is a victory for actually examining and weighing up the evidence.

    None of this victims must be believed in spite of all information to the contrary carp.

    #metoo have has a few setbacks lately, the conviction of the liars in Canberra and the UK, the successful appeal by Brother Tyrrell.

    Just hoping truth will out for Cardinal Pell #too

  103. Mater

    Navy personnel at Greenwell Point have been told they cannot march in this year’s Anzac Day dawn commemoration because it would be too dangerous.

    Do you think if we made the asphalt pitch and roll, like the deck of a ship, they might find it safer?

    And, yes, this is the gift that just keeps on giving. 😉
    Not even Bob is this deserving of scorn and ridicule.

  104. mh

    Senator Fraser Anning
    @fraser_anning
    ·
    Apr 9
    Far-left vegan thugs have been mercilessly terrorising our farmers and bringing entire cities to a standstill by blocking traffic.

    They should be jailed for trespass, targeted harassment of innocent agricultural workers and causing chaos in our cities.

    More power to you, Sir.

  105. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Some old office of Malturd’s on the third flor of a prominent building in New South Head Road near Edgecliff Station in Sydney’s eastern suburbs used to have his simper face on a poster in the window; that face has now been replaced by a poster simper face of Kerryn Phelps. Birds of a feather.

    Why has this man not been expelled yet from the Liberal Party?
    Why fight an election with this fifth column operative not in plain view?
    The Libs would be better off signaling Malcolm and Co are no longer any part of the Lib’s game.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    Tom
    #2985020, posted on April 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm
    Looks like Geoffrey Rush has won his defamation case.
    Reckless attempt to use salacious gossip to create newspaper sales. Mudrock’s Daily Telegraph got their just desserts — they were behaving like the leftard gotcha merchants at Fakefacts/Nein.

    Consider this.
    Rebel Wilson scored $6 meg because No Idea alleged that she had lied about her age, fabricated some parts of her family history and invented the origins of the name “Rebel”.
    OK, the cash was modulated on appeal, but they were pretty trifling defamation matters.

    What will the award to Rush be for accusations of criminal sexual assault, taking into account his previous Hollywood profile and the fact that he is now poison in Tinsel-Town?
    Several of these #MeToo cases are going to cost media organisations plenty. In years to come they will be text-book cases in how not to blow up your media outlet.

  107. Infidel Tiger

    Can someone please tell those man boob sporting Atlassian scruffians to STFU?

  108. Knuckle Dragger

    Nota,

    That was not helpful. At all.

    *shivers*

  109. Leigh Lowe

    I went to lunch a little over an hour ago…crossed the street and looked into a building and saw a very ugly and unholy trio getting into a lift…they were all smiles….Malturd, his cane toad wife and Julie Bitchop.
    Jeez, I wonder what they are up to.

    Menage a …
    Nah, perish the thought.

  110. Mark A

    Speedbox
    #2985008, posted on April 11, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Following Struth’s post I went and searched news about Elle. I expect that many male Cats would have fond memories of “the Body’ and that gorgeous face. Found recent photos of her with the doctor and, there’s no easy way to say this but, Elle hasn’t aged well. Perhaps it was the lack of makeup, maybe the harsh Miami sunlight, perhaps she was hungover, maybe all three and some others but at only 55, she looks unreasonably haggard for a woman who was once the toast of the modelling world.

    What are you talking about?
    Elle looks fine to me.

  111. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    we’ll have to take 20ocm off the benchtop this end,
    That’s a pretty big error!
    If you paid extra for the planning model you should get a refund!

    Oops. The human factor intrudes again. Mea culpa. That is 20omm not 200cm.
    Hairy would never let me fly a plane. 🙂

    It also turned out to be not a problem. It is actually looks better with the 200mm shaved off. They gave me the option of making these cumulative changes in another way, but that would have resulted in visual unevenness around a window, which I did not want.

  112. Mater

    Elle looks fine to me.

    I think there’s a little ‘bait ’n switch’ going on.

    Here.

  113. Mark A

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2985055, posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Oops. The human factor intrudes again. Mea culpa. That is 20omm not 200cm.
    Hairy would never let me fly a plane. 🙂

    With that sort error range you need a guide dog to navigate through a door. LOL 🙂

  114. Overburdened

    Actor Geoffrey Rush prevails in his defamation law suit.

    Will this thread make it to 9 pages?

  115. Mark A

    Mater
    #2985056, posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Elle looks fine to me.

    I think there’s a little ‘bait ’n switch’ going on.

    Here.

    Shyte mate, I’m not into celebs, hardly know any spec. the lesser ones, but you ruined my week now, she looks awful.

  116. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thought you meant the Catallaxy Elle for a minute.
    Seems to me as if she as decided not to post here for a while, unless I’ve missed something recent.
    New person in her life keeping her busy, no doubt. If she’s happy then I’m pleased for her.
    I haven’t read back upthread. Too busy lately to keep up with it all.

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    All right people.

    That’s two ugly chicks in 15 minutes. Enough.

  118. Tailgunner

    “If we have to, we will campaign against those MPs no matter which party they’re in. Even if they’re perched up in the little cosy suburbs somewhere in the southeast drinking their lattes.”

    Told you the boys were Deplorables!
    #CFMEU4Lyfe

  119. Mater

    That’s two ugly chicks in 15 minutes. Enough.

    KD,
    You know the word ‘chicks’ triggers a notification on Tailgunners phone. What if he was in the middle of a concrete pour?

  120. Atoms for Peace

    Should we let the Navy know that you can buy LED lace up shoes?

  121. RobK

    Good article in the speccy, TE. Well done.

  122. Arky

    Looking after the girl for the school hols.
    Dogs walked and we cleaned the pantry.
    Girl has great hand eye co-ordination as I threw tins of baked beans and sardines to her.
    Glad she did not miss, as explaining a tin can- sized dent in her forehead to mum would be awkward.

  123. Cassie of Sydney

    “Just hoping truth will out for Cardinal Pell #too”

    I hope and pray everyday.

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Rafiki redux

    #2985038, posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    This is not a me:-too csse in that Norville did not make the allegations and did not seek to promote them for her benefit.

    Yeah, but nah.
    She made an “informal complaint” to a STC manager.
    So, how did it make it into the Tele when Mzzzz Norville was so keen to keep it quiet?
    Clearly Mzzzz Norville was keen to engineer some sort of result in the background … career opportunities, a tidy confidential payout? Who knows?
    The reason she was “reluctant” is because the scrutiny of cross-examination wasn’t part of the plan

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Black holes are not black. Sinc puts up the pic to prove it. It’s a great header for the Cat anyway.

    Well, it is black in the middle. It’s really spooky. Is it just my very tired eyes, or does the thing actually move in and out when you focus hard on it for a few minutes? Very trippy, I find it.

  126. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Is it because we are heading into Page Nine?
    The danger zone?

  127. Entropy

    John Constantine
    #2984986, posted on April 11, 2019 at 1:57 pm
    On facefilth, the ‘ big rigs national road transport newspaper’ page had a post, liked and shared seven thousand times which is near ‘viral’.

    That is a remarkably accurate summation there John. From someone who knows. So of course the post has been removed.

  128. stackja

    Flightradar24
    ‏Verified account
    @flightradar24
    7 hours ago
    We’re currently investigating an issue limiting flight display to some users.

  129. Helen

    It. Never. Bloody. Well. Ends.

    Having got native Titile over our place and 80 others, they now want exclusive rights to feral animals on Pastroal leases AND a right to be within 2 km of a station homestead which was previously excluded from NT. So far does not include feral cattle (unbranded six months +) – but watch this space. So if they win this, back to the n̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ rubber stamping table for us.

    We will have to pay them to live here, eventually – oh hnag on – that was suggested by ex NLC CEO Morrison last year, that Aboriginals are much better placed to oversee pastoal leases including the setting and gathering of rents, than the government was – so hand em over, white priveledge person.

  130. Black holes are racist.
    Where are the white holes?

  131. Robber Baron

    Malturd, his cane toad wife and Julie Bitchop

    Ahh, the intellectual political powerhouse of the Turnbull Reich. Methinks Morrison has nothing to worry about.

  132. pete m

    Elle has been abusing alcohol for a very long time – it shows.

    That navy bint is right – far too dangerous for her to be walking anywhere, day or night – urgh!

  133. Mater

    Good article in the speccy, TE. Well done.

    I second that. Well done.

  134. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    And to think we were wondering all this time why the floors of abattoirs are so bloodstained.

    When Hairy cooks the steaks, so are our plates. 🙂

  135. pete m

    I think the new masthead will trigger m0nty – donut shape – I bet he’s ringing Virgin Space for a seat to nearest one.

  136. stackja

    It seems there has been a Rush to judgment. News to HC?

  137. Peter Castieau

    Got this one published in todays West Australian

    Looking at the policies of a possible future Labor government it would seem the Canberra Press Gallery and the wider mainstream media are just giving Bill Shorten a free pass and not applying a blowtorch in their questioning of a potential future PM.

    We have a ridiculous electric car policy that is being widely and justifyably lampooned on social media. We have a renewable energy policy that would see us plunge into 3rd world reliability with massive increases in prices with zero enviromental gain. A policy to erode retirees savings by removing dividend imputations and abolishing negative gearing on investment properties. Moody’s have forecast housing prices will tumble (news 10/4)

    How can these policies not get the scrutiny they deserve and why is the mainstream media seemingly determined to allow the ALP to form government regardless of the potential damage their policies would impact on our economy and wellbeing?

    Peter Castieau
    Endorsed Senate Candidate
    Australian Conservatives WA

  138. stackja

    Is the black hole header showing where the ALP tax/spend will go?

  139. Mother Lode

    On a final note, I should mention Sydney Morning Herald columnist, ethicist and vegan David Killoren, who wrote this week…

    …suggests that a majority of professional ethicists believe that consuming meat is immoral”. In the same column, he also cited with approval ethicist and professor Peter Singer.

    What the hell is a professional ethicist?

    How laughably presumptuous.

  140. Infidel Tiger

    Elle has been abusing alcohol for a very long time – it shows.

    More likely wheat grass and cocaine.

  141. Looks like a radioactive doughnut.

    Where’s monts?

  142. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Having got native Titile over our place and 80 others

    Cheer up, Helen. One day we may have a man like Trump who will rescind this silly law of Native Title, which took its argument from a very different form of land use on an offshore island, not on mainland Australia. The only problem of course is that he might by that time be an official from Communist China.

    Guess unless things change very quickly you are stuck with further ‘negotiations’.

    Rather like Theresa May waving her Brexit in Our Time paper around.

  143. lotocoti

    The biography of the Navy commander who decided not to march in the dark.

    Things were bad enough when the Supplementary List was allowed to rise above its station.
    But the DE?
    They’re meant to be quacks and PR flacks.
    Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution
    Why would you need a certificate for Take It With Gun?

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Peter C, you are a hero in my eyes. Excellent letter, and you are probably changing votes with it.

  145. Mark A

    incoherent rambler
    #2985094, posted on April 11, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Looks like a radioactive doughnut.

    Where’s monts?

    Eating it.

  146. OldOzzie

    Mater
    #2985056, posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Elle looks fine to me.

    I think there’s a little ‘bait ’n switch’ going on.

    Here.

    On Here= given the Bags under her eyes – Elle msut have gas a bad night

  147. Cassie of Sydney

    I am very happy about the Rush verdict.

  148. OldOzzie

    re Elle – Oops my fingers had a bad tap

  149. Speedbox

    So from my perspective, sailors will be on parade in the nearby park waiting for the diggers to arrive, schools children will also be marching in the dark, but not serving personnel.’

    Seriously? Does that mean the sailors will be waiting in the park for the soldiers (and children) who will march into the park? In the dark!?

    *shiver. creepy feeling up back of neck*

  150. C.L.

    Congratulations to Geoffrey Rush.
    Just as the ABC’s lame-brained attempt to create a little Wussia-gate of its own with Abbott playing Trump backfired spectacularly, so too has the the Daily Telegraph’s attempt to bullshit into existence its very own little Weinstein scandal. They hoped Rush wouldn’t sue; more importantly, they hoped feelz and vibes and beliebing all women would obviate the facts. Well guess what, dickheads? They don’t. Not quite yet.

  151. Mark A

    Speedbox
    #2985100, posted on April 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6494309/Elle-Macpherson-disgraced-anti-vaccine-boyfriend-Andrew-Wakefield-step-lunch-Miami.html

    Actually she looks better in this one than the one posted by Marten.

    My mum at 85 looks better for her age.

  152. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #2985105, posted on April 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm
    Congratulations to Geoffrey Rush.
    Just as the ABC’s lame-brained attempt to create a little Wussia-gate of its own with Abbott playing Trump backfired spectacularly, so too has the the Daily Telegraph’s attempt to bullshit into existence its very own little Weinstein scandal. They hoped Rush wouldn’t sue; more importantly, they hoped feelz and vibes and beliebing all women would obviate the facts. Well guess what, dickheads? They don’t. Not quite yet.”

    Spectacular analysis.

  153. Mark A

    make an exception to the non correcting rule, it was Mater not Marten.

    Sorry.

  154. jupes

    More about the naval unit that’s too scared to march:

    Captain Fiona Sneath from HMAS Albatross defended the decision, but said she may be open to reviewing the matter.

    So a woman made the decision. Diversity is a strength right?

    ‘It might mean just having some more people to observe what is going on and are around to observe what is going on and make others who are marching in the squad aware that there is perhaps a pothole or obstacle,’ she said.

    LOL That would be even worse! Imagine sailors standing on the side of the road with torches and flashing lights to mark a pothole or speedhump.

    ‘I can understand the community concerns, and we do put our people in danger at times, but we do have an obligation that we reduce any risk as much as practicable.’

    The mind boggles. If they consider marching down a road at night TOO dangerous, what activity do they consider dangerous but not be too dangerous? Driving on a road maybe?

    The great shame is that there are still ex-pussers alive today who dodged German bombs and shells to resupply Tobruk. Many of their mates were killed doing just that. Seriously, what a fucking disgrace.

  155. Tailgunner

    You know the word ‘chicks’ triggers a notification on Tailgunners phone.

    Lol! It’s true!
    Elle, get in here!

  156. Speedbox

    My mum at 85 looks better for her age.

    Yeah, like I said, age hasn’t been kind. Makes me wonder whether she ever used those assorted beauty treatments she spruiked.

    Thought you meant the Catallaxy Elle for a minute.

    I wouldn’t know Catallaxy Elle if I fell over her but unless she’s older than Mark’s mother, I have no trouble believing Catallaxy Elle is quite a dish, from 1-2 reports.

    ……..

    Back to more serious issues…..

  157. Mother Lode

    And yet at the end of his essay, Benedict praises the current Pope “for everything he does to show us, again and again, the light of God ……”

    No, I see his point.

    It is just that 99.9% of the time he is not showing us the light of God.

    I take it from the text that Benedict could count three times Francis was not an out and out socialist git.

  158. Tailgunner

    What if he was in the middle of a concrete pour?

    Ban, dude, none of that stuff for this little black duck. I’m in the elevator biz.

  159. Tailgunner

    The Roosh V Forum has a Wall Survivor thread.
    And a Wall Victims thread.
    Informational!
    And my fav – the Female Teacher caught having Sex with Students thread….

  160. feelthebern

    Gladys never learns.
    She’s employed an ABC staffer has a big wig in dept of education.
    Mark Scott is grand poobah at NSW dept of education.
    Who needs a Labor government when the Libs stack the public service with deep state toadies.

  161. Tailgunner

    The Body is still an age-adjusted 8.5
    WB.

  162. Tom

    Jeez, I wonder what they are up to.

    There’s a giant vault of other people’s money in New York called the United Nations. I guessing Trumble is setting up Bishop for some downtown action that involves a Fifth Avenue apartment, probably paid for by the ruinables scam.

    Plus a company directorship or two to keep her in the style to which she has become accustomed on our dime.

  163. Boambee John

    Atoms for Peace
    #2985066, posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm
    Should we let the Navy know that you can buy LED lace up shoes?

    Imagine the problems if they had red LEDs on one shoe and green on the other.

    “Now is it green to starboard, or red? OK, now I remember, red is left is port, eureka!”

  164. Nick

    If you compare the evidence that at a Prima Facie level, existed against Geoffrey Rush, Pell is the unluckiest man in Australia, guilty on far less.

  165. Tel

    LOL That would be even worse! Imagine sailors standing on the side of the road with torches and flashing lights to mark a pothole or speedhump.

    Is there any problem that hi-viz can’t solve?

  166. Boambee John

    What the hell is a professional ethicist?

    Someone who found the pace and academic rigour of sociology too stressful?

  167. JC

    My kid did a genetic test and what came out is pretty interesting. Wifey or ! have 20% Ashkenazi Jewish in us. I think it’s me from my mother’s side. But maybe we both do. At 20% I/we could front up to Israel and demand a passport, no? 🙂

    The rest is pretty mundane except… one of us has more native American in us than sub-Saharan Africa. .5% native American and .2% sub-Saharan. Like, WTF did the native- American thingi came from. I bet it’s wifey.

  168. calli

    Good stuff areff. Never knew a thing about it. Knew about Wilson though. Dad loathed him.

  169. Infidel Tiger

    The year is 2019. The head pastor of Hillsong and Mark Latham are debating horse racing on twitter:

    Brian Houston
    @BrianCHouston
    Replying to @RealMarkLatham
    Glorifying the past and dismissing the new is usually a sign you are getting old! 😜👍

    Real Mark Latham

    @RealMarkLatham
    Geez, that Jesus guy must be pretty old by now. 🤪👍

    Brian Houston
    @BrianCHouston
    Haha. Great comeback. But of course, Jesus is alive but most of those horses are dead. All jest aside, I think Phar Lap’s legend and greatness is unquestionable. Best wishes.

    Real Mark Latham
    ‏@RealMarkLatham
    You too,
    thanks mate

    That’ll probably do me.

  170. areff

    Same here, Calli. They sort of explain at the end why it was hushed up.

  171. calli

    Could the RAN ladies carry torches so they don’t trip?

  172. C.L.

    I must regard Pollock as a twat for that Tower Bridge stunt.
    He risked the lives of many hundreds of civilians.
    I’m not sure why he was “exonerated” in 1982.

  173. Eyrie

    Thinks: Buy electric car with government subsidies. Buy diesel generator for charging when power off or any other time. Get off road rebate on diesel.
    Hmmmm…

  174. Eyrie

    Generator also useful for house when power off. Hmmm… Synergy.

  175. Bruce of Newcastle

    Looks like a radioactive doughnut.

    Goolag has an unintentionally hilarious gif doodle today.
    They’re going down the gurgler…

  176. Imagine the problems if they had red LEDs on one shoe and green on the other.

    Has possibilities, if they gave someone an arse kicking.

  177. jupes

    Superb article TE. It’s great that articles like that can still be published.

    I have one minor quibble though:

    I spent a while some years ago in Baghdad being shot at by various groups who hated us. We had large pieces of artillery linked up to radar which saw the rockets the second they launched. Did we indiscriminately fire back? We did not. We conducted an assessment – in a moment – of the target area where the enemy had launched from. If it was, as it often was, a primary school playground, or a hospital roof, we did not fire back. It was ever thus.

    No. Back in the day they fired back at an enemy firing at them. Not firing back is telegraphing our weakness to an enemy. They quickly work out we do not have the will to do what is necessary to win.

    A determined commander backed by the government that sent him to defeat the enemy would have destroyed that primary school and hospital, then explained to the bleeding hearts that he was sent there to destroy the enemy and that it was the enemies choice to make the school the battleground.

  178. notafan

    I assume then that the enemy learned to fire all their rockets from hospitals and school playgrounds?

  179. notafan

    Let’s be honest about the non walking RAN

    it’s not the lack of light, it’s the distance.

  180. Boambee John

    A determined commander backed by the government that sent him to defeat the enemy would have destroyed that primary school and hospital, then explained to the bleeding hearts that he was sent there to destroy the enemy and that it was the enemies choice to make the school the battleground.

    IIRC, the enemy’s choice to use the school, a protected site, cancelled the protection provided under the Geneva Conventions. As well, to the extent that the deaths of civilians, including children, were collateral damage, rather than the intended target, they are considered legitimate under the Conventions.

    Those who chose to base weapons in the school would be guilty of breaching the Convetions, not those who responded. Of course, the “international ‘ooman rites lawyers” never seem to scream about those “war crimes”.

    Hope I remembered it correctly, it was a long time ago.

  181. Gab

    SINCLAIR. New forum please.

  182. Justice Wigney
    He said the reporting was “reckless” and failed to properly inquire into the facts.

    In a righteous world, journalists would have to cough up a few mill every time they failed to properly inquire into the facts

  183. Leigh Lowe

    notafan

    #2985156, posted on April 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Let’s be honest about the non walking RAN

    it’s not the lack of light, it’s the distance.

    Maybe no need to search for dark feminista motives.
    Perhaps it is as simple as … “I am a lazy fat cow who doesn’t want to get up at 4:00 am in April. Find me a reason.”

  184. Nick

    Any idea why the Navy in particular are bigger targets on ANZAC Day than the other services. Oh hang on…

  185. stackja

    Peter Castieau
    #2985089, posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    The MSM today remind me of the coverage of the 1972 Australia election. The MSM led the ALP cheer squad. Only when the ‘Loans Affair’ arose did some change.

  186. notafan

    LL

    take off those uniforms in areff’s photo and it is generic 7.21 public service department ‘leadership team’

  187. Infidel Tiger

    What time is Israel being crucified?

  188. Arky

    I must regard Pollock as a twat for that Tower Bridge stunt.
    He risked the lives of many hundreds of civilians.
    I’m not sure why he was “exonerated” in 1982.

    ..
    Legend.
    I wish some serving RAF pilot would do some low level passes over May’s parliament.
    Might give the fuckers some pause.
    Too late for our effeminate armed forces.

  189. jupes

    Blood ‘n’ Guts Sneath and her all-girl officer cadre at HMAS Albatross.

    Blood ‘n’ Guts is a beneficiary of the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s report, commissioned in 2012, to drive cultural change in the ADF. One of her recommendations was that:

    [Defence leadership] should review and redesign the practice of selecting the most senior strategic leadership positions in the ADF from a broader group of meritorious candidates, particularly women.

    The Defence “leadership”, of course, agreed to all the SDC’s recommendations, so now we have the case of a female military lawyer being given command of a unit that she should never have been even considered for. In more rational times lawyers were only brought in at the end of hostilities to prosecute the enemy, not given unit command.

    Well one things for sure. The SDC has driven cultural change alright.

  190. bespoke

    incoherent rambler
    #2985080, posted on April 11, 2019 at 3:55 pm
    Black holes are racist.
    Where are the white holes?

    Do not open links answering this.

  191. Arky

    Someone will eventually test our new, effeminate “leaders”.
    The whole shit show will cave in, in about three hours flat.
    This isn’t spastic fucking Sunday.
    This isn’t Hollywood.
    In reality you need to be able to use force.

  192. Speedbox

    For the past many years we have all seen the media bias on display. The shift to the Left is pronounced. The ABC is in a separate league but whether TV, newspaper or social media, the overwhelming preponderance of reporting is usually favorable to the Left.

    IMO, now that we are in election mode, why would that change and indeed, I would expect it to firm up. Only a cataclysmic mistake by Labor that can’t really be ignored will see the reporting emphasis shift.

  193. jupes

    Rugby Australia’s Integrity Unit is looking into the matter, and Folau could face sanction if he is ruled in breach of the players’ code of conduct

    Israel Falau has more integrity than everyone else in Rugby Australia combined.

  194. JC

    My kid did a genetic test and what came out is pretty interesting. Wifey or I have 20% Ashkenazi J##ish in us. I think it’s me from my mother’s side. But maybe we both do. At 20% I/we could front up to Israel and demand a passport, no? 🙂

    The rest is pretty mundane except… one of us has more native American than sub-Saharan Africa. .5% native American and .2% sub-Saharan. Like, WTF did the native- American thingi came from. I bet it’s wifey.

  195. Leigh Lowe

    notafan

    #2985172, posted on April 11, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    LL

    take off those uniforms in areff’s photo …

    Please, God, no!
    Leave the uniforms on!
    It got me wondering which of them would make it through a hatch on a WW2 submarine.

  196. Infidel Tiger

    All this time we have been calling JC a “w o g” and it turns out he’s a j e w.

  197. Arky

    It is too late to get the chicks back in the kitchen dropping sprogs and making a terrible hash of cooking tea.
    The genie is out and we have to ride this giant pink dildo alllllll the way down.

  198. Rafiki redux

    Leigh Low at 3.50
    You do say “who knows?” after suggesting some reasons why Norville did not take action after a complaint to STC management. Here is another possible reason: that she saw that the theatre establishment was going to back Rush and that it would do her no good to press on. I don’t know of course, but I think her reluctance makes this case one very different to the me-too case. I take a neutral view on whether Wigney got it right. In particular, his calling Norville unreliable in relation to telling the truth.

  199. JC

    All this time we have been calling JC a “w o g” and it turns out he’s a j e w.

    Dude, it may not be me, or it could be both of us.. I won’t be here tomorrow evening until Saturday, as we’ll be heading to temple. I’m also getting fitted for a yamaka… just in case it’s me.

  200. The shift to the Left is pronounced.

    Depends on your position on the spectrum.
    Catallaxy posters are, as a rule, so far to the Right that everyone else appears “Left”.
    It’s all here – extreme nationalism, nativist ideologies, authoritarian tendencies, chauvinism, xenophobia, racism, and every reactionary view known to man.
    There are exceptions, but generally, they’re abused.

  201. JC

    STFU Numbers nut, you idiot. You have no authoritative position to be calling out anyone or describing their ideology.

  202. Leigh Lowe

    Just heard bandana head frothing on radio about Folau.
    “Poor Alan Joyce … as a gay man too much to bear … Folau must go … I get scores (ie 3) emails from supporters threatening to walk if Izzy isn’t flicked”.
    Classic response from dickheads who run organisations like the ARU. Gut their organisation to satisfy a baying minority of fuckwits who never had any interest in your organisation and never will.
    So, they fire Izzy and fall in a heap at the next RWC. Lifetime supporters will slowly drop off (or at least not bother encouraging their kids to be supporters).
    And guess who will be first in the queue for a refund because of low brand exposure when the Wallabies don’t make it past the last eight?
    Yep. Alan Joyce.

  203. Leigh Lowe

    Dude, it may not be me, or it could be both of us.. I won’t be here tomorrow evening until Saturday, as we’ll be heading to temple. I’m also getting fitted for a yamaka… just in case it’s me.

    Listen up.
    A Chewish skull cap is a yamulke.
    A yamaka is a popular brand of Japanese motorbike.

  204. Tom

    SINCLAIR. New forum please.

    Gab commands. Doomlord trembles.

    If only the Hungarian generals had such a tank commander when they needed her.

  205. There are exceptions, but generally, they’re abused.

    STFU Numbers nut, you idiot.

    QED

  206. Infidel Tiger

    JC, you may not even be the father.

    Sounds like your wife had a dalliance with a very exotic pool boy.

  207. JC

    I might have to wear one, Leigh. I hope the Liars/Greens government doesn’t introduce the Star of David thingi on your clothes. I wouldn’t put it past them, you know. 🙂

  208. JC

    yea, no Artie. The kid’s really good looking, if I may say. That’s because she looks like me !

  209. Eyrie

    yeah, you’re on the spectrum alright, Numbers.

  210. Eyrie

    Military lawyers can be useful. Minefield clearance comes to mind.
    If we aren’t going to use counter battery fire on rocket launch sites and also saturate any likely escape routes,
    what’s the point of being there?

  211. Tailgunner

    JC!
    Good to see you, man.
    The Hotline update please!
    Is Montel really on the mission craft to investigate the “Black Hole”?

  212. Tailgunner

    Numbers, get in here and give us the Vietnamese Freedom Fighters Kill List, pronto!

  213. Tailgunner

    Wasn’t there a report of a Stalin Trap w/tent pegs too?
    That’s some SAS shit, man.

  214. Tails

    The Viet Minh planned to kill 0.1% of the entire Vietnamese population before they won the civil war.

    They killed at least 180,000 in purges, including the 15,000 landlords which were premeditated.

  215. Tailgunner

    No, Frank,you funny bastard,
    How many Vietnamese Nationalists numbers took out. Personally.
    Even M. A. S. H. saw some enemy contact didn’t they? How far behind are the rear echelon?

  216. Tailgunner

    Go,page9.
    The Stasi have got the management.

  217. Tailgunner

    They killed at least 180,000 in purges, including the 15,000 landlords which were premeditated.
    Lol-the marxists are already coming for the landlords this election.
    HailTits!
    Chaos is a ladder.

  218. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Gab, would you be so kind as to ask the Doomlord about relaxing the filter? 😉

  219. Hay Stockard

    Haven’t scrolled back.
    Knuckle Dragger cook house is a term certainly used in Numbers time. Officers and Seniors had their respective messes.’en,got d email n the cookhouse and drank in the canteen.
    Rookies has been used as long as,I can remember for recruits
    It was often called rookie training.
    I think people are being trolled by Doomlord letting the thread go for so long and not booting numbers.
    The less you engage with,thrush the more rewarding your like fe will be.

  220. jo

    Just sent email to rugby.au (don’t deserve capitals), in support of Israel Folau. I’m a heathen and proud of it. he is entitled to his opinion. If he came out and said homos are normal or the likes of, it would have been ok.

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