Monday Forum: May 13, 2019

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  1. Percy Popinjay

    Bill Shorten in particular, need to be reminded that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

    That’s the “offense” causing part right there. Clearly a reference to Teats’ ALP yoof conference “adventures” (or so the f*cking morons at the Oz would have immediately thought).

  2. None

    Sadly you got that right Leigh.

    Same deal if you refer to the ABC’s Failed Wives’ Club.

    Our media is 100% corrupt.

  3. woolfe

    Cassie,
    Send an email to [email protected] and ask them why it was rejected.

  4. Percy Popinjay

    Chairman, CEO, director and sole member of the Australian Pedestrian Council.

    Undoubtedly the most pedestrian council to have existed in human history.

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    In the dying days of this shemozzle of an election campaign, it would appear that both leaders have resorted to bringing in former leaders to advance their cause.

    In Tits’ case, he got Keating out of the home for abandoned clocks. That clearly didn’t work, so he went to Bob Hawke, who didn’t or wouldn’t liveskol a beer like he does at the cricket.

    Therefore, by Friday he will have wheeled out the dessicated corpse of Gough Whitlam and posed it in a deckchair on the back of a flatbed with an iPod full of recorded statements by impersonators jammed between his jaws to captivate the public.

    ‘Well may he say….’

    ‘Gays are assured of one of the many rooms in God’s house…’

    ‘Fucking Balts…..’

  6. min

    Just been on to Michaelsmithnews .Cathy Sherrif who made the accusations against Bill Shorten has new evidence Peter Faris is helping her with her case . Apparently she has been working quietly without help from media to go again . What msn will run with it a bombshell at this stage of the election?

  7. calli

    Time for a pre-poll musical interlude from MC Peanut.

  8. Mother Lode

    Rowe is 10x more offensive than Bill Leak ever was.

    I suspect his frequent recourse to making people like Trump, ScoMo, Trump etc nude is in order to:

    1) Make them look ridiculous, taking from them the clothing that is associated with their real life role and showing, instead of their careful and deliberate familiar accoutrement, ugly and ill-conditioned physiques. Ill-formed bodies of ill-formed people.

    2) To make them look vulnerable.

    What is touching is that he seem to have so much sympathy with the people on Wall Street. Normally you would expect him to despise them and their insatiable vampirish ways.

  9. Fleeced

    The MSM would headline it as a “jaw dropping gaffe” and would spare the viewers the horror of exposure to his exact words because “too disgusting”.

    Yep. Thankfully, the Cats aren’t his advisors.

    That said, his own defence was lame, in the usual Liberal party way. He basically caved and said he doesn’t think gays go to hell. He’s kind of correct, but there’s a whole lot of nuance there that he’s skipping.

    It’s hard for him to give that nuance because the media want to play him as a happy-clappy bigot – so discussing theological matters is going to look bad. Falou would understand this – he said himself he was given the opportunity to delete the tweet and things could return to “normal”. But where does that end?

    The best he could do was make light of it, imo.

    “I can’t answer that question, but we all know where politicians are likely to end up.”

    “The PM doesn’t have quite as much executive power as Shorten seems to think – he certainly doesn’t have the keys to heaven.”

    “Nobody gets to heaven of their own accord – least of all, politicians.”

  10. None

    And so there you had fat Kimberly on bolt last night eventually admitting after much evasion that yes she believed in hell but Scott Morrison had a case to answer because the gay whereas James Patterson who was an agnostic just eloquently defended freedom and stated that Morrisons own Faith beliefs are irrelevant to the election

  11. Top Ender

    “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

    Always reminds me of the Fijian king who used to get a new seat of power every year.

    Made for him out of local timber, and more and more ornate as the years passed.

    The old seats were put into the roof of the palace, which being in Fiji, was made of grass, albeit a strengthened sort.

    After a decade or two the weight of the old thrones got too much. The roof collapsed while the king was holding an audience, and that was the end of him.

    Of course, this sends the message that people in grass houses shouldn’t stow thrones.

    (Retreats)

  12. Des Deskperson

    ‘Australia’s banking history, pre Big Four, is rich and varied. ‘

    Calli, at home I have four beautifully bound volumes of what was obviously a set of the complete works of Joseph Conrad.

    According to the gilt embossing, they were once the property of the library of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney.

    I suppose the Big Four member still retain some sort of hard copy library, but it is impossible to imagine that they contain any works of fiction, let alone any sets of classic literature.

  13. None

    Oh Fleeced what you want is nonsense. Do you expect him to launch in this great big spiel about whether people are same-sex attracted and hence just disordered but you know if they shove their dick up a s******* then maybe they might end up going to hell but hey wait if they repent….yada yada. Jesus didn’t beat around the bush.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hawke’s open letter to voters

    Rosie Lewis
    Reporter
    @rosieslewis
    12:00AM May 15, 2019
    20 Comments

    Labor luminary Bob Hawke has written an open letter to voters endorsing Bill Shorten as Australia’s next prime minister, declaring the Opposition Leader’s trade union background — just like his own — was an asset.

    Released just three days until the federal election, the former prime minister claimed the Coalition was seeking to “divide and frighten” the country as they did in 1983 when he was running for the top job but declared: “It didn’t work then and it won’t work now.”

    “My experience is that the Australian people rarely get it wrong — they will vote for a United Party that is able to look after their interests and the national interest. And in my view, Australia needs a Labor government led by Bill Shorten and his team,” Mr Hawke said.

    “While Bill’s political opponents argue his trade union background is a liability for a future prime minister, I consider it an asset, as it was for me. It gives him the experience to achieve consensus with business, unions and community-based organisations for the challenges that lie ahead.”

    Mr Hawke, who was unable to attend Labor’s election campaign launch due to his health but watched it from home on television, said Mr Shorten had built a strong team with his deputy Tanya Plibersek and shown stability and unity for six years.

    From the Oz. Silly old bugger. The Labor Party will be wheeling out Gough Whitlam next.

  15. Fleeced

    Oh Fleeced what you want is nonsense. Do you expect him to launch in this great big spiel about whether people are same-sex attracted…

    Er, I think I specifically said that he shouldn’t discuss the nuance, and should make light of it.

  16. Peter Castieau

    On election day I’m at the Landsdale Primary School at The Broadview, Landsdale.

    AC are only manning the highest volume booths as we simply dont have enough volunteers. If anyone wants to assist me at this booth please let me know [email protected]

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    Snap, Zulu…..

  18. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The issue with this chip first surfaced in a report by Roadshow after a video detailing issue was uploaded to YouTube. The video (below) points out that when the eMMC fails, Tesla customers outside of warranty are simply out of luck. Why? Tesla doesn’t stock the part and won’t service it.

    Tesla also won’t buy back their own cars, tell’s you all you need to know about them.

  19. Eyrie

    Sounds like the eMMC chip runs out of Flash rewrite cycles in Teslas.
    Piss poor guys.

  20. Dr Faustus

    “My experience is that the Australian people rarely get it wrong — they will vote for a United Party that is able to look after their interests and the national interest. And in my view, Australia needs a Labor government led by Bill Shorten and his team,” Mr Hawke said.

    Faark. Vote for a United Party?
    Has Fat Bastard purchased Hawkie – or is it just senile dementia at work?

  21. zyconoclast

    The basis of a modern economy with high paying jobs.

    Luring refugees: New York cities desperate for people try a new strategy

    Today, Buffalo’s Grant Street, which was once near vacant, bustles with supermarkets and craft stores that serve many of the immigrants who have moved into the surrounding neighborhood. The street’s West Side Bazaar, a popular lunch and shopping spot, is filled with vendors who sell hand-woven tapestries and beaded jewelry, while the smell of Ethiopian spices and Malaysian ramen from its food court waft through the room.

  22. Seco

    At the bottom of Alfred’s link on the AYCC website.

    We acknowledge that this event will be held on stolen land of the muwinina people, and that sovereignty has never been ceded. We acknowledge that there is no climate justice without First Nations justice, and recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are on the forefront of the impacts and causes of climate change, and continue to face the ongoing impacts of colonisation

    Can you also call out this bullshit Alfred?

  23. bespoke

    IP laws are a mess but the free pass to China seems low hanging. It’s the Westinghouse nuke reactor and other high tech is the concern. And at the low end try designing flight controller for drones then having it cloned and dealing with irate customers because of poor quality.

  24. zyconoclast

    This sounds more like a scene out of Aladdin that a modern USA.

    Luring refugees: New York cities desperate for people try a new strategy

    Today, Buffalo’s Grant Street, which was once near vacant, bustles with supermarkets and craft stores that serve many of the imm1grants who have moved into the surrounding neighborhood. The street’s West Side Bazaar, a popular lunch and shopping spot, is filled with vendors who sell hand-woven tapestries and beaded jewelry, while the smell of 3thiopian spices and Malays1an ramen from its food court waft through the room.

  25. stackja

    Two girls stabbed in wild brawl involving dozens at Westfield Fountain Gate
    Tamsin Rose and Brittany Goldsmith, Herald Sun
    29 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    At least two girls were stabbed in a wild brawl involving around 30 teenage girls and young women overnight at a shopping centre in Melbourne’s southeast.

    Emergency services were called to a Fountain Drive reserve, near Westfield Fountain Gate at Narre Warren, to reports that a fight had broke out just after 9.30pm last night.

    One girl was transported to The Alfred with a serious stab wound and a second girl later self-presented at hospital, also with a serious stab wound believed to be sustained during the attack.

  26. Dr Faustus

    Man detained in China for giving dogs ‘illegal’ names

    According to popular newspaper Beijing News, a dog breeder in his early 30s surnamed Ban in eastern Anhui Province was summoned by the police on Monday, after posting on mobile messenger WeChat that he had two new dogs, named Chengguan and Xieguan.

    The names attracted controversy because they refer to government and civil service workers respectively.

    A police officer surnamed Li told Beijing News that Mr Ban had been increasingly provocative on his WeChat account, and says that his actions had “caused great harm to the nation and the city’s urban management, in terms of their feelings“.

    An offence offence.
    Coming to Australia soon.

  27. zyconoclast

    Florida must provide Spanish-language ballots in 2020, federal judge orders

    A federal judge ordered 32 Florida counties to provide ballots in Spanish beginning next year, stating that failure to do so would be a violation of the Voting Rights Act.

    The order was in the form of a preliminary injunction in a case brought by voters who were educated in Puerto Rico and are lacking proficiency in English, The Palm Beach Post reported.

    “Compliance with this Order is not optional,” Chief Judge Mark Walker of the Northern District of Florida Gainesville Division wrote in a Friday ruling. “This Court will not hesitate to use every tool the law provides to enforce this Order.”

    Judge Walker reportedly noted that Section 4(e) of the Voting Rights Act “prohibits English-only elections for those citizens — yes, citizens — educated in
    Puerto Rico in Spanish.”
    (emphasis in original) Therefore, he ordered that the 32 counties in question must provide voters with ballots in Spanish starting with Florida’s primary election scheduled for March 17, 2020.

  28. I suppose the Big Four member still retain some sort of hard copy library, but it is impossible to imagine that they contain any works of fiction, let alone any sets of classic literature.

    Nah. They store copies of The Budget and all Treasury statements.

  29. John Constantine

    Events in China are taking on a life of their own. Everyday new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) show the rapid spread of the disease, and the manner in which Chinese authorities are struggling to contain the virus. Ironically in the zodiac’s ‘Year of the Pig’ some observers suggest that China will lose over half its pig population, which means a over a quarter of the world’s pork.

    Is this the Black Swan pandemic predicted by agriculture experts during previous disease outbreaks worried about growing human movements, world trade and the globalization of business? The term Black Swan, coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, is used to suggest the impact of highly improbably events, that people didn’t think of in advance but could have positioned themselves to benefit from.

    Could ASFs arrival in China have been foreseen? This virus, almost 100% lethal for pigs, was first recognized in Kenya over 100 years ago, and has slowly spread in Europe and Russia, primarily through wild pigs and boars. In recent years the spread has accelerated, has now been reported in 55 countries. It is highly transmissible, especially in blood, whether the pig is dead or alive. Not spread in the air, but by contact, it can live months in blood, 14 days in manure, 300 days in sausage, and 1,000 days in frozen meat. It is swine specific, so does not harm humans, although little research has been done on this. Just one drop of blood from an infected pig contains 50 million virus cells.

  30. thefrollickingmole

    Steve.

    Thats a nice homage to the Floyd over on the old page.
    As a “live” song it was excellently done.

    Old School Conservative
    #3012514, posted on May 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm
    The bastardly of the left.

    The state-owned Gladstone Ports Corporation suspended a contract with the company that employed a Gladstone electrical engineer who put Bill Shorten on the spot over the ALP’s plan to increase tax on top-tier income earners

    I expect this story is leading the news on all the channels.

    “Contractor ruined/families sent to the wall/no presents for Christmas” complete with strings and soft focus on 4 corners?

    Because joking aside, if its factually correct then its a bellweather for the end of “normal” Australia.
    It should be a huge scandal, the bloke in charge of the ports should be getting a “please explain” from whatever authorities cover this area.

    Im assuming its state government bally-wick?

    Gladstone Ports Corporation is a Government Owned Corporation responsible for supporting and facilitating the trade of Central Queensland’s major resource industries – including coal, liquefied natural gas and alumina – as well as agriculture and bulk product.

  31. Bruce of Newcastle

    Chief Judge Mark Walker

    One guess who appointed him

  32. C.L.

    To appropriate Jim Treacher’s aphorism for Australia …

    Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on leftists.

  33. Mother Lode

    declaring the Opposition Leader’s trade union background — just like his own — was an asset.

    My recollection is that, during his tenure, Hawke was derided as the best

    Liberal

    PM Australia had ever had.

    Tits would not endorse his policies and seeks to undo them now.

    Sad when people become so dotard they disgrace their own legacies

  34. C.L.

    The ongoing suffering of contemporary Western women …

    NASA budget boost hoped to propel first woman to the Moon.

    “I have a daughter, she’s 11 years old, and I want her … having the opportunity to go to the Moon … In the 1960s, young ladies didn’t have the opportunity to see themselves in that role. Today they do.”

  35. Geriatric Mayfly

    A practice run on he Victorian Senate paper leaves me in despair. Entering my mark against 6 is proving a stretch. Fishing 12 out of the morass is nigh on impossible.

  36. Perfidious Albino

    The other interesting thing in the Kathy Sherrif piece on Michael Smith is the photo of young Bill Shorten and the other Labor youth campers at (I’m guessing) Geelong Railway Station. To Bill’s left is a girl with short blonde hair whom could very plausibly be a young Tanya Plibersek (yes/no?). Plibbers was publically in favour of a proper police investigation at the time the original allegations regarding a SLF came out. It may not be her in the photo, but I don’t know if the question has ever been asked.

  37. dover_beach

    FMD. On the contrary, it’s a gift. Or rather, it could be if Morrison wasn’t all swagger and no ex tempore smarts. He should have immediately demanded that Shorten rule out pursuing and persecuting Christians and Mohometans who espouse the age-old tenets and doctrines of their faiths. Then you badger and badger him for an answer … and solemn undertakings.

    Indeed, and wondering out aloud why Shorten is so unconcerned about adulterers and fornicators would have added some amusement.

    The thing to note about Shorten’s attack on Morrison was how energized the ABC became once it emerged. ABC gave it considerable coverage during their afternoon and evening programs and on NewsRadio. They will be energetic accomplices during the coming persecutions.

  38. Geriatric Mayfly

    At least two girls were stabbed in a wild brawl involving around 30 teenage girls and young women overnight at a shopping centre in Melbourne’s southeast.

    Fighting like men. Go gurrrrls!

  39. C.L.

    At least two girls were stabbed in a wild brawl involving around 30 teenage girls and young women overnight at a shopping centre in Melbourne’s southeast.

    As that NASA spokesman said …

    In the 1960s, young ladies didn’t have the opportunity to see themselves in that role. Today they do.

  40. thefrollickingmole

    Taleb is god.

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Verified account

    @nntaleb
    May 8
    More
    3) The CEO of the company is not the entrepreneur w/skin in the game, but often some acroparasite actor milking the system.

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    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Verified account

    @nntaleb
    May 8
    More
    2) And remember that it is risk takers and the mechanism of risk-taking that pulled more than a billion people out of poverty, not the design of some NGOer, civil servant, or some other acroparasite on a steady salary.
    Gabish?

  41. 1) Make them look ridiculous, taking from them the clothing that is associated with their real life role and showing, instead of their careful and deliberate familiar accoutrement, ugly and ill-conditioned physiques. Ill-formed bodies of ill-formed people.

    Classical Cat hypocrisy.
    A poster on a website that dines out on ridiculing women, making repetitious boring comments about the physicality of its political opponents (“Tits”) criticises a cartoonist for doing the same.
    And, of course, when I do just that with the current nutcase occupying the White House, based on his behaviour, rather than his physicality, I am accused of having an obsession.
    Self-awareness – 2/10….

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    Numbers – Which of the 23 Democrat candidates for President would you vote for if you could?

  43. Mother Lode

    NASA budget boost hoped to propel first woman to the Moon.

    Well since they threw out the plans for the Saturn V…

  44. Which of the 23 Democrat candidates for President would you vote for if you could?

    There’s no point in voting in the USA.
    It’s not a democracy, but a constitutional republic with a Gerrymandered electoral college.
    Voting in a presidential election is a meaningless gesture, which is possibly why their turnouts are so low.
    Besides, if I somehow discovered I was a US citizen with a right to vote, I’d renounce that citizenship ASAP.
    I’d be ashamed to be a citizen of such a cess pit of a nation, with one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, the highest proportion of working poor in any western country, and a shameful record of failed regime change attempts in countries on the American continent and elsewhere.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Federal election 2019: buoyant Liberals turning ALP tide in WA

    Exclusive
    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    @AndrewBurrell7
    12:00AM May 15, 2019
    8 Comments

    Labor’s bold ambition to gain as many as five seats in Western Australi­a has been radically downgraded, with party strategists concedi­ng just one or two Liberal seats could fall on Saturday.

    As Bill Shorten returns to Perth today in a last-ditch bid for votes, The Australian can reveal Labor’s chances in two crucial seats have been slashed in recent weeks. This could be important on election night if the result is close in the rest of the country, given polls do not close in WA until 8pm AEST.

    According to Newspoll data published yesterday, support for federal Labor in WA has plunged from 53 per cent to 48 per cent in two-party-preferred terms since the end of last year. However, suppor­t for Labor in WA is still up on the 2016 election when the Coalition won 11 of the state’s 16 lower house seats with 54.7 per cent of the two-party-­preferred vote.

    The mini-recovery for the Liberals in WA means Labor’s original plan to win five seats has been revised down and insiders suggest a more realistic aim is two seats.

    It also means Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt may cling to his outer-Perth seat of Hasluck and Liberal backbencher Andrew Hastie is almost certain to be returned in Canning. Labor’s team took Canning off its target list three weeks ago in an acknowledgment of Mr Hastie’s popularity.

    From the Oz.

  46. stackja

    ‘Industry 4.0’ is on the way and Australia needs to be ready, says Siemans chief
    John Dagge, Herald Sun
    May 14, 2019 9:30pm
    Subscriber only

    Australia risks being left behind in a “fourth industrial revolution” that should add $21 trillion to the global economy by 2030, the local head of German titan Siemens says.

    Siemens Australia chief Jeff Connolly said manufacturing was rapidly moving from the automation of single machines to an “Industry 4.0” phase in which entire supply chains were automated, linked and able to learn from each other.

    A report to be launched today warns that the manufacturing sector needs to “urgently” invest more in its workforce and technology to stay relevant as automation and digitisation transforms global supply chains.

    The report finds the sector faces an image crisis, and two thirds of its workforce say they would not recommend the industry as a career path.

    It was produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers with input from Swinburne University, Siemens and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union.

    The report urges the federal government to draw up a detailed “Industry 4.0” strategy.

    Manufacturing hubs that provide small and medium-sized players with access to expensive equipment, such as industrial 3D printers, should be set up, along with an online portal allowing businesses to easily find what government support is on offer, it says.

    Shorter courses aimed at reskilling workers need to be developed while science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics skills need to be incorporated into all levels of education, the report says.

    PwC national skills lead Sara Caplan said the “reskilling and upskilling” agenda needed to be a national priority.

    “Businesses need to be thinking about how they will tackle this with their workforce,” Ms Caplan said. The number of people employed in manufacturing fell by more than 100,000 over the decade to 2018 as the closure of Ford, Holden and Toyota carmaking plants across Australia rocked the sector.

    But the number of people working in manufacturing increased by 46,375 last year and there are now close to 20,000 more workers employed in food manufacturing than there were a decade ago.

    AMWU national president Andrew Dettmer said the manufacturing sector was at a “critical juncture” for future success.

  47. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hehe, Numbers knows that all 23 Democrat candidates are fruit loops, yet won’t say so because that would make Trump look good.

  48. Roger

    Manufacturing hubs that provide small and medium-sized players with access to expensive equipment, such as industrial 3D printers, should be set up, along with an online portal allowing businesses to easily find what government support is on offer, it says.

    I.e., tax payer subsidies for private businesses.

  49. Shatterzzz

    I neither like nor admire Shorten but I don’t believe he should be charged on the say-so of one person (with no accompanying evidence whatsoever).

    I would assume there aren’t too many rape cases with a selection of witnesses and many others do go ahead even though they weren’t reported straight away.
    The, original, no-case decision appears to be more slanted towards who the “accused” is rather than the “crime”!

  50. EvilElvis

    AC are only manning the highest volume booths as we simply dont have enough volunteers

    Got a booth, go AC! Anyone in the Bunbury area get down to Dalyellup Primary School before:
    A, I get dragged off by the plod for making too many hemp underwear jokes at the greens,
    B, I get egged by a millennial numbnut,
    or C, all of the above…

  51. stackja

    dover_beach
    #3012728, posted on May 15, 2019 at 9:42 am

    They came for Pell…

  52. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3012649, posted on May 15, 2019 at 7:58 am

    One of the ladees there was from Namibia, and to the bog-standard Aussie her accent was perfectly Seth African. When questioned, it turned out see had never seen Lethal Weapon 2.

    I got her to say ‘Diplomatic Immunity’. The first effort was a bit quick, and without the context behind it she naturally didn’t give it her best.

    I told her to slow it down, and to say it like you mean it – like you can’t be touched because you have it.

    ‘Deep-lo-mettic Ehmuuuunity’. Perfect. We laughed like bastards, while she still didn’t get it. Eventually someone YouTubed it for her. She got the joke.

    I didn’t see it either, so I don’t get the joke, post it to us pls.

  53. Roger

    It should be a huge scandal, the bloke in charge of the ports should be getting a “please explain” from whatever authorities cover this area.

    That would be the QLD ALP’s Minister for Transport, Mark Bailey.

    A light weight on the Left faction who takes his orders from Jackie Trad.

    We wait with bated breath…

  54. Mother Lode

    Taleb is god

    I like the cut of his jib.

    Oh, and IT can use this to bolster his crusade against Corporatism *boo- hiss*.

    It is precisely the reason, I think, that businesses are so intimidated by twit campaigns like Somnambulant Gits.

    My sense is that large companies (certainly here) are often run by managers rather than entrepreneurs, and that they have only a very derived sense of their customers and their behaviours. A flurry of twits and emails from a few ISP addresses is, to them, indistinguishable from thousands of complete humans who use their product. Or, rather, the twits are even more real since the real customers don’t push their way in making demands.

    Small business owners have much greater awareness of their customers – which is important in keeping them. But businesses like Colesworths and NIB have few competitors (probably effectively none in most locations) in the case of the former, and few but nebulous competitors (who knows what Allianz is doing?), and the sums of money engender nervousness about change in the case of the latter.

    Qantas is run by a Poison Leprechaun.

    Honest question – separate from Joyce’s activism, is he actually any good with Qantas? Not just is Qantas doing well, but is it doing better under him than it would for someone else?

  55. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’d be ashamed to be a citizen of such a cess pit of a nation’

    Note that Four Leaf Tayback, however, is himself not ashamed of going to that nation to try and flog his teary wailings to what he calls ‘the highest population of working poor in any western country’.

    Doesn’t stop him from not helping the ‘working poor’ by throwing them a tip or two.

  56. dover_beach

    Here is what Morrison might have said: When did religious tests become a necessary part of political campaigning? Is this the sort of thing the public can expect if the ALP wins government? Are people at work, at their clubs, and the like, going to be asked to give an account for their fundamental beliefs? Potentially hounded from their place of work or business because it does not align with the prevailing ideology? I call on Bill Shorten, as leader of the ALP, to give a solemn pledge that rules out people being put in such an insidious position reminiscent of life under totalitarian regimes.

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    Mark A,

    Really? Oh.

    Selling hot dogs atm. If you search ‘diplomatic immunity’ on YouTube it’ll be there somewhere.

    I was going to make a Leo Getz joke as well, but not now.

  58. Rossini

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3012751, posted on May 15, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Found it…….nice shot!

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    One of the great moments in film.

    ‘Just. Been. REVOKED!’

  60. Roger

    Here is what Morrison might have said…

    Yes, might have, but it’s a bit late now to be taking that line of attack when Labor’s policy since 2018 has been to introduce a LGBQTI Commissioner who will “work towards ensuring our schools, workplaces, and communities are free from discrimination.”

    So, yes, “people at work, at their clubs, and the like, [are] going to be asked to give an account for their fundamental beliefs” via this new regime empowered by Labor.

    This has been out there for more than half a year yet the Liberals have refused to go near it, presumably because they are both fearful of a culture war and divided over these issues themselves.

  61. bespoke

    they are both fearful of a culture war and divided over these issues themselves.

    Include AC in that unfortunately, Roger.

  62. Bruce of Newcastle

    Selling hot dogs atm.

    Speaking of such things, lock up your daughters the Weiner is loose!

    Anthony Weiner released from Bronx halfway house

    It will be enormously entertaining when Barr’s guy gets him in to ask why all those Hillary emails were on his laptop in a folder reputedly called Life Insurance.

  63. 132andBush

    Numbers,
    Do you wear a bib?
    If not, you should.

  64. Roger

    Include AC in that unfortunately, Roger.

    I recall Cory drawing attention to it in one of his regular missives, bespoke.

  65. Leigh Lowe

    stackja

    #3012714, posted on May 15, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Two girls stabbed in wild brawl involving dozens at Westfield Fountain Gate
    Tamsin Rose and Brittany Goldsmith, Herald Sun
    29 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Are Tamsin and Brittany the victims, the assailants or the reporters?
    And how could you tell?

  66. bespoke

    Sure Roger but I have come around to him needing to be way more aggressive if he hasn’t got the cash for advertisement. What form it would take I’m as clueless as others.

  67. Eyrie

    “At least two girls were stabbed in a wild brawl involving around 30 teenage girls and young women overnight at a shopping centre in Melbourne’s southeast.”
    Anyone know the ethnicity?

  68. notafan

    Narre Warren Fountain Gate

    you have one guess

  69. Roger

    The paradigm of political correctness laid out:

    ‘Society cannot be indiscriminate where the pacification of existence, where freedom and happiness themselves are at stake: here, certain things cannot be said, certain ideas cannot be expressed, certain policies cannot be proposed, certain behaviour cannot be permitted without making tolerance an instrument of the continuation of servitude.’

    Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979)

    Ergo, where the “freedom and happiness” of the homosexual is at stake, Christian doctrine cannot be tolerated in the pubic space, not in the school, the work place or sporting or community associations. It may be tolerated in the “private sphere” of the church, but only at government discretion, which is likely to come under pressure.

  70. notafan

    KD

    be careful

    someone here likes to ring Weiner Central and dob on hot dog salesmen for posting while they are manning the hot dog van

  71. hey are both fearful of a culture war and divided over these issues themselves.

    FFS, can we stop using this “culture war” phrase.

    It is not a culture “war”. A war is where two (or more) sides are fighting each other. There is only one side fighting to overthrow the norms and morals of society. Nobody is fighting back. There are a bunch of gutless, spineless, cowards rolling around whimpering in the corner hoping they (and their kids) will be buggered last and thinking that each surrender will eventually wear out the horde when it merely empowers them to even harder buggery.

    That is not war, it is revolution. Thus, lets call it what it is – a CULTURAL REVOLUTION.

    There was one of those somewhere once, look it up and try and spot the difference between then and now. *Spoilers*: Other than the language, there is no difference.

  72. notafan

    From Facebook

    African youth gangs are out of control – now at Fountain Gate.

    I’ve secured legislation to deport foreign-born thugs, but Bill Shorten and Labor will not support! I’ve arranged with Minister for Home Affairs Mr Dutton, to have the AFP as part of a National Anti-Gangs Squad to target violent youth gangs in the South East and Western suburbs.

    Join my campaign team to KEEP LABOR OUT!
    Share to warn others – Bill Shorten and Labor are SOFT on crime and SOFT on gangs. #toughongangs #jasonwoodmpdeliveries

  73. EvilElvis

    A war is where two (or more) sides are fighting each other. There is only one side fighting to overthrow the norms and morals of society. Nobody is fighting back.

    It’s like the war on drugs!

  74. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Ex-FBI General Counsel James Baker: DOJ Inspector General Will Uncover ‘Mistakes’ in FISA Probe

  75. bespoke

    The counter is what line do you draw, Roger?

  76. notafan

    Sorry that Facebook post was from Jason Wood MP

  77. Roger

    Ergo, Labor has already canvassed among its members the possibility of

    * removing exemptions to discrimination law that currently allow religious schools to teach traditional sexual ethics.

    * [placing] limitations on freedom of religion where these [sic] might be used “as an instrument of division or exclusion … condemning anyone, discriminating against anyone, vilifying anyone is a violation of the values we all share, a violation which can never be justified by anyone’s faith or belief””

    ALP Policy Platform 2018 [Draft]. If these goals (among others just as radical) didn’t make it into the final document, it’s not because they were decisively rejected, but because Labor thought it wise not to telegraph such radical goals ahead of the election.

    Thanks to the timidity of the Liberals, most Australians remain unaware of them.

    This cowardice is how our particular iteration of Western culture is being lost.

  78. Black Ball

    With eggs becoming the weapon of choice among those who have very little sense and intellectual heft, does anyone think that there is the possibility of a donnybrook at any polling booth around the nation? Dutton, Morrison and of course Tony Abbott’s electorates look ripe for such endeavour.

  79. dover_beach

    Yes, might have, but it’s a bit late now to be taking that line of attack when Labor’s policy since 2018 has been to introduce a LGBQTI Commissioner who will “work towards ensuring our schools, workplaces, and communities are free from discrimination.”

    So, yes, “people at work, at their clubs, and the like, [are] going to be asked to give an account for their fundamental beliefs” via this new regime empowered by Labor.

    This has been out there for more than half a year yet the Liberals have refused to go near it, presumably because they are both fearful of a culture war and divided over these issues themselves.

    Yes, but the beauty of that is that Morrison could then say: We took the policy of the ALP in good faith re ending ‘discrimination’ of LGBTI, however, the policy in practice seems to be aimed, both directly and indirectly, at marginalizing and discriminating against Jews, Christians, Muslims, in fact, anyone that does not accept in its various manifestations, gender ideology, whether it involves sexual orientation, sex/gender, and the like. This certainly appears the case given the line of questioning Bill Shorten has opened up in the past few days. Again, I call on Bill Shorten to solemnly pledge, on behalf of the ALP, that anyone that utters any misgivings about, or contests, gender ideology, be protected from unjust discrimination either at work, in the academy, on social media, and the like.

  80. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    As Bill Shorten returns to Perth today in a last-ditch bid for votes, The Australian can reveal Labor’s chances in two crucial seats have been slashed in recent weeks. This could be important on election night if the result is close in the rest of the country, given polls do not close in WA until 8pm AEST.

    come on peeps what’s a few extra little taxes between mates?

  81. Top Ender

    Get your diplomatic immunity above!

  82. Roger

    The counter is what line do you draw, Roger?

    Cory is hamstrung by lack of funding and the fact that the media won’t give him air. He did have a rather good pitch on the compulsory 1 1/2 minute ABC broadcast last week which shows why they won’t otherwise give him air – he can connect with people using common sense arguments.

    Lyle Shelton also did a sterling job the the plebiscite defending ground abandoned by too many cowardly politicians and churchmen.

    But it’s the Liberals & the Nats who should have been taking up the latest front in this this fight politically.

  83. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3012751, posted on May 15, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Mark A,

    Really? Oh.

    Selling hot dogs atm. If you search ‘diplomatic immunity’ on YouTube it’ll be there somewhere.

    Got it

    To my eternal shame, I have to admit I haven’t watched a single movie for at least the last 25 years.
    Glimpsed at them occasionally maybe, the last one I recall was the Magnificent seven with Yul B. in a drive in. I don’t think they exists anymore either.

  84. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    just another wafer thin little tax

  85. dover_beach

    Yes, might have, but it’s a bit late now to be taking that line of attack when Labor’s policy since 2018 has been to introduce a LGBQTI Commissioner who will “work towards ensuring our schools, workplaces, and communities are free from discrimination.”

    So, yes, “people at work, at their clubs, and the like, [are] going to be asked to give an account for their fundamental beliefs” via this new regime empowered by Labor.

    This has been out there for more than half a year yet the Liberals have refused to go near it, presumably because they are both fearful of a culture war and divided over these issues themselves.

    Yes, but the beauty of that is that Morrison could then say: We took the policy of the ALP in good faith re ending ‘discrimination’ of LGBTI, however, the policy in practice seems to be aimed, both directly and indirectly, at marginalizing and discriminating against J&ws, Christians, M&slims, in fact, anyone that does not accept in its various manifestations, gender ideology, whether it involves sexual orientation, sex/gender, and the like. This certainly appears the case given the line of questioning Bill Shorten has opened up in the past few days. Again, I call on Bill Shorten to solemnly pledge, on behalf of the ALP, that anyone that utters any misgivings about, or contests, gender ideology, be protected from unjust discrimination either at work, in the academy, on social media, and the like.

  86. Fleeced

    There’s still a few drive-ins, Mark. Not many, though. More a thing for families than couples.

  87. Infidel Tiger

    Bernardi is the most low energy politician I have ever seen.

    Zero cut through.

    He also occupies the neo-liberal economic space which has about zero % appeal to normals.

  88. Roger

    Yes, but the beauty of that is that Morrison could then say…

    Yes, but will he?

  89. Old School Conservative

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3012688, posted on May 15, 2019 at 8:42 am
    Therefore, by Friday he will have wheeled out the dessicated corpse of Gough Whitlam and posed it in a deckchair on the back of a flatbed with an iPod full of recorded statements by impersonators jammed between his jaws to captivate the public.

    I heard last night that the Tit’s big “launch” or final campaign rally will be at the same venue as Gough’s ‘It’s Time” speech.
    You are spot on the money KD.

  90. Bruce in WA:

    Munro had weapons, including six fully automatic Thureon rifles which can fire up to 1000 rounds of ammunition per minute …
    Capable of doing that in continuous fire, perhaps, but in reality, seeing they’re fed from a clip magazine … and as of this year from a Glock pistol magazine only …
    But I guess 1000 RPM is soooo much scarier.

    Correct.
    What bullshit. Most auto carbines are capable of similar rates of fire.
    I think they’ve tried to set legal precedent with rates of fire as the determining characteristic rather than whatever they used before.
    Try to run 1000 rds through any weapon not specifically designed for the sustained fire role, and it will be ruined.

  91. stackja

    George Pell upset the usual gender suspects. Any mention of gender leads to MSM hysteria. ScoMo being careful.

    ALP gender policy: Professor John Whitehall
    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/alp-gender-policy-professor-john-whitehall
    Published May 6, 2019 8:35 AM
    In the lead up to the federal election on May 18, 2GB radio talk show host Alan Jones has highlighted some of Labor’s gender policies in a conversation with Professor John Whitehall.

    Jones suggested one of the reasons Bill Shorten refuses to come on his show is because Shorten doesn’t want to answer the tough questions.

    Whitehall raised the fact that if Labor wins the election, he and Jones may not even be able to have this conversation.

    Whitehall indicated doctors could face deregistration and broadcasters could face penalties “because part of the [Labor’s] platform is that they will regulate broadcasts that don’t go along with the ideology of gender fluidity.”

    He warned, “Anyone who delays sending a child who is confused about their gender for treatment will be in trouble, mandatory reporting will apply from the schools, and that will lead to the social affirmation, the blocking of puberty with drugs. ”

    He explained that some of these treatments are irreversible.

    “This is the pernicious aspect of it. They say that removing breasts, mastectomies, in young girls is a reversible procedure. Reversible only because of the silicone sacks as if the breasts have nothing to do with breastfeeding and all that sort of stuff. ”

    Alan Jones was appalled by the information, repeating over and over, “frightening, frightening, frightening.”

    Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, was pleased the discussion was taking place on such a high-profile platform.

    “These are exactly the kind of conversations that need to be had,” Smith said. “Doctors, health care practitioners, teachers, and parents all have genuine concerns about Labor’s gender policies. Bill Shorten continues to refuse to engage in the debate, which shows great contempt for voters. It is vital people understand what Labor stand for so they can make informed decisions at the ballot box.”

  92. stackja

    Old School Conservative
    #3012798, posted on May 15, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Will hand kiss be featured?

  93. Spider

    Do you think that anyone would have cared in the media about the Whattsapp hack by a spyware firm if the company wasn’t housed in the Land of David? It would have gotten a days run and never have been heard of again. Now the focus seems to be that it is an Israeli firm. And it would appear that they are not even 100% sure that it is the company involved.

    Just saying.

  94. stackja

    Dorothy Scott kisses the hand of Gough Whitlam during the opening of …
    Getty Images
    Dorothy Scott kisses the hand of Gough Whitlam during the opening of the Labo

  95. stackja

    AC is ignored by MSM. PHON/FA upset the the usual suspects and get MSM criticism, ‘free publicity’. By the way where is egg boy/girl?

  96. Knuckle Dragger

    Nota, 10.56 am;

    Indeed, there may be some dibber dobber cowardly leprous pus-infested scabies-ridden typhoid carriers here that have demonstrated that behaviour before.

    Without going into methodology, I can confidently say to those ‘people’ impersonators:

    Come at me, bro.

    Meanwhile, my kransky appears to be in great demand today.

  97. Eyrie

    The Thureon rifle fires pistol ammunition.

  98. bespoke

    Labor’s gender policies. Bill Shorten continues to refuse to engage in the debate, which shows great contempt for voters. It is vital people understand what Labor stand for so they can make informed decisions at the ballot box.”

    By the time people wake up they will be so deeply dependent on the government it will be too late. IT’s utopia.

  99. yet won’t say so because that would make Trump look good.

    The only candidate for POTUS that would make Trump look “good” would be a resurrected Mussolini.
    But then, the resemblance would probably spoil the effect…..

  100. bespoke

    Indeed, there may be some dibber dobber cowardly leprous pus-infested scabies-ridden typhoid carriers here that have demonstrated that behaviour before.

    Armadillo would’t dream of doing such things. Shoe boy?

  101. jo

    132andBush
    #3012759, posted on May 15, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Numbers,
    Do you wear a bib?
    If not, you should.

    Its hard to peel spuds when wearing a bib, the size he would need.

  102. Dr Faustus

    Bill ‘Sodomy is the New Normal’ Shorten discovers a crime wave, just in time for Saturday:

    Shorten pledges new wage theft crackdown

    An elected Labor government would establish a new jurisdiction to hear wage theft claims of up to $100,000, and fund grants to help workers present their cases.

    Bill Shorten will promise to establish a new jurisdiction to sit alongside the Fair Work Commission to crack down on “wage theft”.

    “It shouldn’t be too hard, it shouldn’t be too costly, to get what you are owed for a day’s pay,” he said.

    Someone needs to speak sternly to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

  103. Black Ball

    Independent indeed.
    ‘Bill Shorten has backed Liberal turncoat Julia Banks while hinting that Labor has had discussions with her as she takes on Liberal minister Greg Hunt.
    Ms Banks, who won the seat of Chisolm off Labor in 2016, quit the government last year in the wake of the coup that brought down Malcolm Turnbull.
    She is now running as an independent against Mr Hunt in the seat of Flinders.
    Asked yesterday if he or his office had spoken to her about her effort to knock off the Health Minister, Mr Shorten said: “We speak to independents, but Julia Banks makes her own decisions.”
    While encouraging voters to support Labor’s candidate, Mr Shorten said Ms Banks was a “strong independent” as he criticised “the smear squad, the hit squad” within the Liberal Party for targeting a former colleague.’

    So it appears that Tits has 2 runners in the seat of Flinders. And looking at the cost of campaign promises, ScoMo is on 7.55 billion compared to Shorten’s 30.6 billion.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    The only candidate for POTUS that would make Trump look “good” would be a resurrected Mussolini.

    Numbers admits the Democrats are fascists!

  105. Knuckle Dragger

    Fake it till you make it.

    Cranbourne entrepreneur Krishnaraj Babu* had his worker’s comp matter turfed after footage appeared of the man ‘with a serious back and shoulder’ playing competition cricket.

    Specifically, batting for well over an hour, sprinting between wickets, fielding, running, catching and throwing.

    And he flew to India four days after the ‘injury’. And has flown elsewhere overseas several times since. And work full time somewhere else. And has another claim going against that employer.

    These punters aren’t even trying any more.

    *If you’re going to name yourself after an ocelot you deserve all you get.
    (H/t Archer.)

  106. Grigory M

    Ah – I see the mail has finally been delivered.

    I shall leave it to Cats to decide the relative importance of information contained therein.

  107. Dr Faustus

    Bishop still on Labor ambassador wishlist

    Bill Shorten has again indicated he’ll try and twist the arm of former foreign minister Julie Bishop to take on an ambassadorial role if Labor wins the election.

    Oh, go on then…

  108. Farmer Gez

    At least two girls were stabbed in a wild brawl involving around 30 teenage girls and young women overnight at a shopping centre in Melbourne’s southeast.”
    Anyone know the ethnicity?

    Yes we do, Neil Mitchell asked the police directly.
    Anyone in government care to admit that there is a community problem?
    Girls organising armed fights is a disgrace to society.

  109. Infidel Tiger

    IT’s utopia.

    My utopia is the corporatist and bureaucratic state smashed and the “Endless Wars Forever” cabal all executed.

    What’s yours?

  110. bespoke

    I don’t have a utopia, IT.

  111. Infidel Tiger

    I don’t have a utopia, IT.

    It’s like you’re dead on the inside.

    You probably think Cory Bernard can fix you.

  112. Bruce of Newcastle

    IT’s utopia.

    IT’s dystopia.

    1984 Turns 70-Years-Old In A World That Looks A Lot Like The Book (14 May)

    This month, George Orwell’s legendary novel Nineteen Eighty-Four turns 70 years old, and the warnings contained within the story are now more relevant than ever. Orwell’s predictions were so spot on that it almost seems like it was used as some type of accidental instruction manual for would-be tyrants.

    In the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, there is an all-encompassing surveillance state that keeps a watchful eye on everyone, in search of possible rebels and points of resistance.

    Censorship is the norm in this world, and is so extreme that individuals can become “unpersons” who are essentially deleted from society because their ideas were considered dangerous by the establishment. This is an idea that is very familiar to activists and independent journalists who are being removed from the public conversation for speaking out about government and corporate corruption on social media.

    Richard Burton could never play Bill Shorten with his whiny voice.

  113. JC;

    “permanently ended” means execution. They should be executed to moment they aren’t PM.

    Seems a little harsh.
    But I’ll go along with it for the moment…

  114. bespoke

    You probably think Cory Bernard can fix you.

    No

  115. C.L.

    Here is what Morrison might have said: When did religious tests become a necessary part of political campaigning? Is this the sort of thing the public can expect if the ALP wins government? Are people at work, at their clubs, and the like, going to be asked to give an account for their fundamental beliefs?

    Yes and yes. Look at the ALP itself. Belief in marriage and the sanctity of life are banned. No member of the party may believe these things. This is one of the reasons I regard Paul Keating as a moral pygmy and coward. He sticks his neck out for his paymasters in Beijing but not for the unborn.

  116. C.L.

    After eight years of Obama …

    There’s no point in voting in the USA. It’s not a democracy, but a constitutional republic with a Gerrymandered electoral college. Voting in a presidential election is a meaningless gesture, which is possibly why their turnouts are so low. Besides, if I somehow discovered I was a US citizen with a right to vote, I’d renounce that citizenship ASAP. I’d be ashamed to be a citizen of such a cess pit of a nation, with one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, the highest proportion of working poor in any western country, and a shameful record of failed regime change attempts in countries on the American continent and elsewhere.

    A disgraceful legacy.

  117. Roger

    1984 Turns 70-Years-Old In A World That Looks A Lot Like The Book (14 May)

    China is most like Orwell’s ‘Brave New World’.

    Our dystopian features are more accurately foreseen in CS Lewis’s 1945 novel ‘That Hideous Strength’.

  118. Shatterzzz

    The “marinated lettuce leaf” that passes for justice in NSW strikes again .. Harriet Wran avoids gaol-time .. It’s not what you do but who you know!

  119. bespoke

    Only Utopians look for some one to fix them. Is that why Cory’s such a disappointment to you IT?

  120. pete m

    CL, lego masters, which you called a trainwreck first night (admittedly it seemed weird but grew on me) rated its socks off and has a second season locked in. Good family viewing is hard to come by.

    Voted just now, just to piss off IT.

    “Are you eligible to vote early – Yes”

    Try and find somewhere to fill in your papers as we’re a bit crowded. She wasn’t wrong.

    Senate was tough to find 6 parties to vote for. Not sure how they figure the votes to count for 12 people given the parties had more than 2 each – oh well – important ones got 1-3. Rest couldn’t care less. Fat Bastard party missed out altogether.

  121. Infidel Tiger

    zerohedge

    @zerohedge
    Follow Follow @zerohedge
    More
    Trump will sign an executive order that bars U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by companies that pose a national security risk: Reuters

    Maybe his best policy yet.

  122. Roger

    Only Utopians look for some one to fix them.

    Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

    His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

    Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God

    Ps 146:3-5 AV

    Anyone who looks for a messiah among men will be disappointed.

    The best we can hope for is competence and courage to do what is right.

  123. Infidel Tiger

    Voted just now, just to piss off IT.

    Doesn’t piss me off. We’ve always known you were a moocher and leaner.

  124. Mother Lode

    Article at Drudge:

    ‘Revolutionary Communists’ descend on UCLA; Advocate overthrow of system…

    Same tactic by communists – find a backward place to start revolution.

    Communism did not arise in the industrialised West (where Marx said it would as the next stage in his theory) but in Tsarist Russia, agrarian China, and countless kleptocratic little countries scattered around South America.

    The Communists look at America, and see how disfunctional California has become, and add to that they have useful idiots drawn from all over the US concentrated in UCLA, and they must see an opportunity not to be missed.

    Because, you know, this time they will get it right.

  125. Farmer Gez

    A professor of chemistry from Melbourne Uni on Rural Round Up (a commercial program) says that there is no science opinion involved in the two billion payout for alleged Roundup caused cancer.
    No chance that the ABC will seek qualified opinion.
    Debil debil Monsanto.

  126. Infidel Tiger

    Only Utopians look for some one to fix them. Is that why Cory’s such a disappointment to you IT?

    Sorry to break this to you, but if you haven’t cottoned on to the fact that AC is a sham/scam in the same way ON is for Pauline, then you are very low wattage.

    There’s very good money to be made running a low energy vote aggregating party that never gets elected, except for the bloke/sheila in charge.

    Cory strikes me as a less greasy and odious version of Xenophon.

  127. Bill Shorten has again indicated he’ll try and twist the arm of former foreign minister Julie Bishop to take on an ambassadorial role if Labor wins the election.

    Exhibit # 23,927 that the major parties are a bunch of collaborating scum who merely put on a show of fighting each other so that they can continue to fleece the taxpayer to feather their own nests and reward their maaaaaaaates who act as the vanguard of their fraudulent spivocracy.

    Since >50% of the electorate are pig ignorant fuckwits more interested in watching the latest episode of ‘Shagged at First Swipe’ or ‘My Broomcupboard Rocks’ or discussing a Kardashians arse than paying any attention to our overlords, I would say we deserve everything that is coming for us.

  128. thefrollickingmole

    Besides, if I somehow discovered I was a US citizen with a right to vote, I’d renounce that citizenship ASAP.

    Someone put their undies on the outside again this morning, Major Misunderstanding.

    The inflated ego of a very small chap.
    Low energy
    Sad.

  129. C.L.

    Belieb all women …

    Teenage girl in court after accusing good Samaritan of indecent assault, stalking.

    A man spent a week in jail after he was accused of sexually assaulting a teen whose car broke down. But she made the whole thing up.

    Sydney dad Kenan Basic was only trying to help a teenage girl with her car — but his good Samaritan act landed him in a maximum-security jail for two weeks.

    Caitlyn Gray, 19 at the time of the offence, appeared in Bankstown Local Court today where she pleaded guilty to lying about the horrific ordeal.

    She had claimed to police she was stalked and indecently assaulted by Mr Basic on November 22.

    The teenager sat with her mum in court today, appearing downcast and with tears in her eyes as her lawyer Mohammed Suliman asked for the case to be adjourned until next month to give him enough time to obtain a psychological report.

    Female magistrates are gullible morons – but you knew that:

    She also lied about the father touching her breasts and genitals and yelling at her “c’mon, c’mon, let’s go” as he tapped on her locked car window.

    Mr Basic appeared via audio-visual link in November from Silverwater Prison and sobbed as Magistrate Elaine Truscott described him as a “predator”.

    Mr Basic’s lawyer previously told the court he had followed the girl to make sure her radiator didn’t keep overheating.

    She instead lied and said he had followed her to pursue her.

    “She pushed him as hard as he could, he stumbled backwards” and then put his left hand towards her genitals, Magistrate Truscott told the court in November.

  130. C.L.

    Belieb all women …

    Teenage girl in court after accusing good Samaritan of indecent assault, stalking.

    A man spent a week in jail after he was accused of sexually assaulting a teen whose car broke down. But she made the whole thing up.

    Sydney dad Kenan Basic was only trying to help a teenage girl with her car — but his good Samaritan act landed him in a maximum-security jail for two weeks.

    Caitlyn Gray, 19 at the time of the offence, appeared in Bankstown Local Court today where she pleaded guilty to lying about the horrific ordeal.

    She had claimed to police she was stalked and indecently assaulted by Mr Basic on November 22.

    The teenager sat with her mum in court today, appearing downcast and with tears in her eyes as her lawyer Mo Suliman asked for the case to be adjourned until next month to give him enough time to obtain a psychological report.

    Female magistrates are gullible morons – but you knew that:

    She also lied about the father touching her breasts and genitals and yelling at her “c’mon, c’mon, let’s go” as he tapped on her locked car window.

    Mr Basic appeared via audio-visual link in November from Silverwater Prison and sobbed as Magistrate Elaine Truscott described him as a “predator”.

    Mr Basic’s lawyer previously told the court he had followed the girl to make sure her radiator didn’t keep overheating.

    She instead lied and said he had followed her to pursue her.

    “She pushed him as hard as he could, he stumbled backwards” and then put his left hand towards her genitals, Magistrate Truscott told the court in November.

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    Maybe his best policy yet.

    China, stuck between a rock and a hard place, chooses squirrel.
    Russia, China ready to provide security guarantees to North Korea, says Lavrov (13 May)

    Squirrels never go out of fashion.

  132. After eight years of Obama …

    What utter codswallop.
    Obama wasn’t POTUS when the history of persistent and consistent interference by both sides of US politics in the affairs of other countries, predominately on the American continent, but elsewhere, including SE Asia and the Middle East unfolded, and continues to unfold.
    Most recent iterations of this include Iraq (that ended well, didn’t it), Syria and Libya.
    Here’s a small sample since 1950 –
    1952 – Egypt – Roosevelt met with the leaders of the nationalist, anti-communist, Free Officers Movement, most notably future Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, and informed them of American support for their imminent coup d’état. On July 23, 1952, the Free Officers Movement toppled the monarchy and established the Republic of Egypt.
    1947 – 1970 Italy – CIA ultimately spent at least $65 million helping elect Italian politicians, including “every Christian Democrat who ever won a national election in Italy”.
    1953: Iran
    The 1953 Iranian coup d’état, (known in Iran as the “28 Mordad coup”[79]) was the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh on August 19, 1953, orchestrated by the intelligence agencies of the United Kingdom (under the name “Operation Boot”) and the United States (under the name “TPAJAX Project”). The coup saw the transition of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi from a constitutional monarch to an authoritarian one who relied heavily on United States government support to hold on to power until his own overthrow in February 1979.

    1954: Guatemala
    In a CIA operation code named Operation PBSUCCESS, the U.S. government executed a coup that was successful in overthrowing the democratically-elected government of President Jacobo Árbenz

    1960: Democratic Republic of Congo
    In January of 1961, D.R. Congo’s first democratically elected Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba was killed by the regime of Mobutu Sese Seko in a coup orchestrated by United States CIA activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under the Eisenhower administration, as a result of fears surrounding the Prime Minister’s budding relationships with Soviet and Chinese governments. Mobutu subsequently instituted a totalitarian regime whose actions contributed to the country’s present day war-ridden, impoverished state.

    1961: Dominican Republic
    In May 1961, the ruler of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo was murdered with weapons supplied by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). An internal CIA memorandum states that a 1973 Office of Inspector General investigation into the murder disclosed “quite extensive Agency involvement with the plotters.” The CIA described its role in “changing” the government of the Dominican Republic as a ‘success’ in that it assisted in moving the Dominican Republic from a totalitarian dictatorship to a Western-style democracy.”Juan Bosch, an earlier recipient of CIA funding, was elected president of the Dominican Republic in 1962, and was deposed in 1963.

    1960s: Cuba
    The CIA orchestrated a force composed of CIA-trained Cuban exiles to invade Cuba with support and equipment from the US military, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The invasion was launched in April 1961, three months after John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency in the United States. The Cuban armed forces, trained and equipped by Eastern Bloc nations, defeated the invading combatants within three days.

    1961–1964: Brazil
    When the president of Brazil resigned in August 1961, he was lawfully succeeded by João Belchior Marques Goulart, the democratically elected vice president of the country. João Goulart was a proponent of democratic rights, the legalization of the Communist Party, and economic and land reforms, but the US government insisted that he impose a program of economic austerity. The United States government implemented a plan with the code name Operation Brother Sam for the destabilization of Brazil, by cutting off aid to the Brazilian government, providing aid to state governors of Brazil who opposed the new president, and encouraging senior Brazilian military officers to seize power and to back army chief of staff General Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco as coup leader. General Branco led the April 1964 overthrow of the constitutional government of President João Goulart and was installed as first president of the military regime, immediately declaring a state of siege and arresting more than 50,000 political opponents within the first month of seizing power, while the US government expressed approval and re-instituted aid and investment in the country.

    1965–66: Dominican Republic
    In the Dominican Civil War, a junta led by President Joseph Donald Reid Cabral was battling “constitutionalist” or “rebel” forces who advocated restoring to power the Dominican Republic’s first ever democratically elected president, President Juan Emilio Bosch Gaviño, whose term had been cut short by a coup. The U.S. launched “Operation Power Pack,” a US military operation to interpose the US military between the rebels and the junta’s forces so as to prevent the rebel’s advance and possibly victory. Most civilian advisers had recommended against immediate intervention hoping that the junta could bring an end to the civil war but US President Lyndon B. Johnson took the advice of his Ambassador in Santo Domingo, William Tapley Bennett, who suggested that the US intervene. Chief of Staff General Wheeler told a subordinate: “Your unannounced mission is to prevent the Dominican Republic from going Communist.” A fleet of 41 US vessels was sent to blockade the island as the US invaded. Ultimately, 42,000 soldiers and marines were ordered to the Dominican Republic and the US occupied the country.

    1971: Bolivia
    The U.S. government supported the 1971 coup led by General Hugo Banzer that toppled President Juan José Torres of Bolivia. Torres had displeased Washington by convening an “Asamblea del Pueblo” (People’s Assembly or Popular Assembly), in which representatives of specific proletarian sectors of society were represented (miners, unionized teachers, students, peasants), and more generally by leading the country in what was perceived as a left wing direction. Banzer hatched a bloody military uprising starting on August 18, 1971 that succeeded in taking the reigns of power by August 22, 1971. After Banzer took power, the U.S. provided extensive military and other aid to the Banzer dictatorship as Banzer cracked down on freedom of speech and dissent, tortured thousands, “disappeared” and murdered hundreds, and closed labor unions and the universities. Torres, who had fled Bolivia, was kidnapped and assassinated in 1976 as part of Operation Condor, the US-supported campaign of political repression and state terrorism by South American right-wing dictators.

  133. Bird watcher facechook.
    With the demise of the dreaded blackberry, thanks to chemical and biological weapons, has any of the bird watchers noticed the reduction in numbers of some birds? (e.g. starlings)
    South eastern viktoristan was once wall to wall blackberries, infinite food supply for any species that ate the berries (including Brer Fox).

  134. EvilElvis

    There’s very good money to be made running a low energy vote aggregating party that never gets elected, except for the bloke/sheila in charge.

    Still waiting for the Local Artisans for IT party….

  135. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Female magistrates are gullible morons – but you knew that:

    wyminsies must always be be believed, because feelz

  136. bespoke

    Sorry to break this to you, but if you haven’t cottoned on to the fact that AC is a sham/scam in the same way ON is for Pauline, then you are very low wattage.

    Is that a motive you attribute to all of them?

  137. Infidel Tiger

    Is that a motive you attribute to all of them?

    No. Liberal, National and Labor genuinely want to win seats and government.

    Majority of small parties are legalised scams.

  138. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Television star Kerri-Anne Kennerley has unleashed on Bill Shorten, declaring that “life as we know it will be over” if Labor wins the election.

    “And if your child is confused, the rights of your child will go to them, you will have no rights as a parent. That child will go, ‘I want to be either a boy or girl, please give me whatever I need’ and you as a parent will have no choice.”

  139. Fleeced

    Romney casts lone GOP vote against Trump judicial pick because of a ‘disparaging’ comment about Obama.

    Boy, did the US dodge a bullet with that loser. And McCain.

    Fact is, as bad as Obama was, the GOP loss was necessary for them to re-invent themselves… which they didn’t actually do, but Trump did that for them.

    There is an argument that Libs over here would improve from time out, but without an outside force (as Trump was), I don’t see it. That, and the fact that I really can’t afford Shorten’s policies (self-interest) is why I’ll be preferencing Libs over ALP – despite IT’s assertion that the Liberals mus be destroyed (long term, he’s right – but Shorten first).

    I do wish so-called “conservatives” weren’t a bunch of soft-cocks, however.

  140. Peter Castieau

    If someone could kindly repost the above video with the preview screen I would be very grateful

  141. John64

    Bill Shorten has again indicated he’ll try and twist the arm of former foreign minister Julie Bishop to take on an ambassadorial role if Labor wins the election.

    If Tits really wants to give this prized sinecure to Skeletor rather than a Liars maaaaaaaate; she must have some really serious dirt on him.

  142. Fleeced

    Hope you’re right, Custard – but it all depends on Queensland.

  143. Fleeced

    I thought the embed/preview screen was automatic? Maybe Sinc changed the settings again (it can slow things down if a lot of people post them).

  144. thefrollickingmole

    UK reassured the peoples republic would never, never, engage in using one of its companies to spy on them…
    FFS will the useless jellybacks come back and wave a piece of paper on the tarmac saying “There will be no spying in our time”

    Huawei ‘prepared to sign no-spy agreement with UK government’
    Chinese telecoms company’s chairman says concerns about surveillance are overblown

    Huawei’s chairman has said the Chinese company would be prepared to sign a “no-spy agreement” with the British government to reassure politicians it has no intention of allowing its technology to be used for surveillance.

    Speaking on a visit to London, Liang Hua said the company did not want to spy on western consumers and that concerns about Chinese laws requiring the company to cooperate with the regime’s intelligence agencies were overblown.

    “We are willing to sign a no-spy agreement with the UK government,” the company’s chairman told reporters, the first time he has made the offer of such a commitment public. “No spying, no back doors.”

    He said Huawei had not been asked to conduct any surveillance by the Chinese government and insisted there were “no laws requiring the companies to collect intelligence from foreign governments”.

    Huawei is at the centre of a political controversy in the UK over whether it should be allowed to provide 5G mobile phone technology, with the US arguing for a total ban, citing concerns that its equipment could be exploited by China for surveillance.

    Last month, it emerged that the UK’s national security council (NSC) had taken a decision in principle to allow Huawei to supply “non-core” equipment after a fraught meeting in which five cabinet ministers raised objections.

  145. Fleeced

    Maybe it just needs to have text included in order to work, rather than a video link by itself:

  146. Geriatric Mayfly

    has any of the bird watchers noticed the reduction in numbers of some birds? (e.g. starlings)
    Can’t say as no roosting sites in the vicinity. But that’s the place to observe, as thousands of the vermin return for their evening kip. Much wheeling and carry-on prior, to make sure no danger lurks.
    On which topic. Last year a kookaburra turned up to the soup kitchen with half the top beak missing. Yesterday a magpie with the same. He has considerable difficulty picking up his dog log rations.

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    I thought the embed/preview screen was automatic?

    I think you have to take the s out of the https bit:

    http://youtu.be/V4N_z4hVt6o

  148. thefrollickingmole

    Custards clip

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ok, that didn’t work…

  150. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    He said Huawei had not been asked to conduct any surveillance by the Chinese government and insisted there were “no laws requiring the companies to collect intelligence from foreign governments”.

    that settles it then

  151. notafan

    Neither Riccardo nor Kevin are in it for the scam

    It is a appalling assertion to make against many decent people.

  152. Infidel Tiger

    Neither Riccardo nor Kevin are in it for the scam

    It is a appalling assertion to make against many decent people.

    No they are good people.

    It’s the party conning them that is in it for the scam.

    The ponzi never tells the mark it’s part of the scam!

  153. thefrollickingmole

    Yup, no chance Huawei or China would abuse this at all..

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/28/chinas-social-credit-system-could-interfere-in-other-nations-sovereignty

    As of 1 January 2018, all companies with a Chinese business licence – a necessity for operating in the country – were brought into the social credit system through the new licence requirement to have an 18-digit “unified social credit code”. Through this business ID number, the Chinese government keeps track of all businesses, reporting transgressions on its National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System, Hoffman said. The system extends to non-profits, NGOs, trade unions and social organisations after 30 June.

    Companies don’t have a choice but to comply if they want to continue doing business in China,” Hoffman told the Guardian Australia.

    Sanctions for companies so far have come in the form of fines, she said, citing the example of the Japanese retailer Muji, which was fined 200,000 yuan in May for labelling on products sold in China that listed Taiwan as a country. The fine cited a violation of PRC advertising law banning activity which damages “the dignity or interests of the state”, but the violation was also recorded on the social credit system’s National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System. This listing can trigger further fines from other state agencies, Hoffman said.

    It is not clear whether foreign companies have access to the information kept on their social credit record, nor if foreign citizens could find out if their nation’s companies have made concessions or changed their behaviour as a result.

    Guardian Australia unsuccessfully sought comment from Qantas, which announced earlier this month it would change the language used on its global websites in accordance with the Chinese government’s preferred terminology for Taiwan.

  154. Geriatric Mayfly

    A young Georgia couple high on meth were found guilty of murdering their infant, according to a report.

    Pictures of the blissful couple at foxnews.com
    It never sounds right in a just world; but a license to breed always comes to mind when these animals turn up.

  155. bespoke

    Just copy and pasting the YouTube link from the address bar works for me.

  156. Infidel Tiger

    I’ll be voting AC in the senate, but I’m wise to the scam.

    Cory wants to be re-elected but he doesn’t want anyone else joining him. And if he does, he has run the most appalling low energy campaign in history.

  157. notafan

    who is the ‘party’?
    are they the same as the ‘global elite’?

  158. notafan

    link to the story GM
    Christopher McNabb was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 10 years in the death of his daughter
    nice try with the suit

  159. Twostix

    Morrison could return serve and ask Shorten if he agrees that all women should he believed.

    These neo maoists will be dynamiting churches and gunning us down in before open graves and our supposed christian leaders will still be taking the fake high ground with them.

  160. Infidel Tiger

    who is the ‘party’?

    One Nation
    ACP
    Xenophon
    Palmer
    Fraser Anning’s party
    etc.

    All legalised scams.

  161. bespoke

    No they are good people.

    But to dumb to see they are being played. right? IT

  162. DrBeauGan

    My conclusion about AC is that Custard and Riccardo are wasting their time. (Also Lizzie.)

    I very much hope I’m wrong, and they are right to give it their best try, but I think Bernardi, although a good bloke, is too low energy to work around the MSM.

  163. Infidel Tiger

    But to dumb to see they are being played. right? IT

    There’s a reason Australians buy more self help books and proportionally fall pray to Nigerian scammers more than any other people on earth.

    We are a high trust society and unfortunately that leads to this sort of thing.

    It’s almost endearing that these folk are that trusting.

  164. notafan

    A “graduation ceremony” staged by a childcare facility at the centre of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud was filmed and live-streamed online last year.

    Very interesting that the ABC is even running with this story.
    Childcare centre allegedly used as front for scam live-streamed fake graduation ceremony

  165. thefrollickingmole

    We are a high trust society and unfortunately that leads to this sort of thing.

    2 terms of Shorten should fix that problem though.

  166. Rohan

    thefrollickingmole
    #3012874, posted on May 15, 2019 at 1:27 pm
    Yup, no chance Huawei or China would abuse this at all..

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/28/chinas-social-credit-system-could-interfere-in-other-nations-sovereignty

    As of 1 January 2018, all companies with a Chinese business licence – a necessity for operating in the country – were brought into the social credit system through the new licence requirement to have an 18-digit “unified social credit code”. Through this business ID number, the Chinese government keeps track of all businesses, reporting transgressions on its National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System, Hoffman said. The system extends to non-profits, NGOs, trade unions and social organisations after 30 June.

    It’s going to be like that episode of The Orville, when Malloy dry humps a statue and gets caught, is trialled and convicted all via social media. Straight off to a lab to receive a lobotomy. It’s a brave new world.

  167. notafan

    , is too low energy to work around the MSM.

    Do tell how, without a multi million dollar advertising war chest, one ‘works around the MSM’

    The MSM are quite deliberate in the AC burial like they were with ALA and FF.

    they only give PH and Anning airtime because they think they will profit from what they see as bad bad very bad right wing extremists

  168. notafan

    Meanwhile

    I have been trolling labor party Facebook posts

    fair game as they are paying to be in my timeline

    so far no true believers have had a dig at me

    I’m surprised

  169. JC

    There’s a reason Australians buy more self help books and proportionally fall pray to Nigerian scammers more than any other people on earth.

    We are a high trust society and unfortunately that leads to this sort of thing.

    It’s almost endearing that these folk are that trusting.

    wasps . Australian wasps are the nicest people on earth. The elderly especially. They’re like deer caught in headlights. Nothing like their American cousins who despise everyone else. They should be.

  170. bespoke

    DocBG

    Anning’s party is ruining allot of high energy nutters. Is that what you want.

  171. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Do tell how, without a multi million dollar advertising war chest, one ‘works around the MSM’

    how about being just a little bit controversial rather than staid and … conservative

  172. notafan

    The solution to road congestion is more trains

    good luck with that

    wish someone would ask labor and green candidates the precise details of what they personally are doing to save the planet

    i bet not a single one has made the slightest lifestyle adjustment for da planet

  173. notafan

    Incidentally nothing like the sight of a trannie wearing a 34AA bra sporting a five o’clock shadow at 1.51 pm.

  174. notafan

    how about being just a little bit controversial rather than staid and … conservative

    ALA were controversial

    they still didn’t get airtime

  175. thefrollickingmole

    Incidentally nothing like the sight of a trannie wearing a 34AA bra sporting a five o’clock shadow at 1.51 pm.

    Is Notafan a late riser?
    Bit late to be doing the dash out the door by then.
    Or is that tailgunner Im getting you confused with?

  176. mh

    Anning will bolt in.

    Could be the highlight of election night.

  177. notafan

    haha moley

    Was part of a couple that were in my shop, the other half was female female

  178. Steve trickler

    Skip to 21:57 if you are short on time. A Big Boy at night. ( :

    It’d be a crime to not let people know about this.



    I wonder how “Our ABC” would report on the Big Boys?

    Ha!

  179. Bruce in WA

    A thousand rounds a minute, they say? Pffft, kid stuff!

    (PS: Anyone wanna buy some once-fired 7.62/.308 brass?)

  180. Pedro the Ignorant

    Twiggy Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group (ASX-FMG) has just given a big “up yours” to Bill Shorten’s franking credit grab by declaring a A$1 Billion fully franked dividend issue at 60c a share.

    This on top of a 30c issue in February this year.

    FMG’s share price jumped 7.4% on a day when the market was 1% down.

    Twiggy may be a capitalist pig in some eyes, but he is bloody good at making top dollar for shareholders.

  181. I’m still standing by my prediction of the Liberals with 40 seats or less.

    Tits has more free stuff.

    And a nicer bra.

  182. Arky

    From 25 min mark on that vid if you don’t have time to watch it all.

  183. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    how about being just a little bit controversial rather than staid and … conservative

    For a start there is no vision, principles and policies are not a vision. AC should outline a vision for where australia should be in relation to where it is now. What problem are they looking to fix? atm they just come across as liberals mk2, without explaining why we need liberals mk2.

    What do we believe?
    We believe in a nation bound by virtues and sustained by faith—where values that reflect our moral foundation are accepted as critical to our future.

    We believe that what is best for our families is best for society.

    We believe in a place where children are encouraged to believe in their dreams and can work hard to make them a reality.

    We believe that our country should be one where government is not an obstacle, but an advocate and ally of its people.

    We believe that when freedom resides with responsibility, Australia will always prosper.

    We believe in a land where determination will never succumb to apathy.

    We believe that those who receive will also give, because there is strength in community.

    We believe that sustaining freedom is not always easy, for there will always be some who seek to oppose and restrict it.

    We believe that our nation is not for those seeking an easy path: it is for those who dream not only of today, but also of what tomorrow can be.

    to be brutally honest, this does nothing for me. there is no rousing call to action, nor is there any explanation of how these principles would look like in real life and why we are not apparently there.

    AC suffers from a branding issue, it doesn’t have one. Is it a protest party? Is it looking to replace the liberals? where have the LNP gone wrong? what evil are the ALP about to befall on australia.

    Even UAP have a vision document 28 pages! that might read like an annual report but at least it lays out some sort of vision.

  184. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Richard Ferguson
    41 MINUTES AGO | 1.30pm
    Labor plan to ‘fight’ Senate

    Bill Shorten has promised to “fight” a right-leaning Senate to pass his tax cuts if he wins.

    Key senate crossbenchers have promised to block the Opposition Leader’s tax proposals, and he has moved to a more aggressive footing against them in recent days.

    “If this right wing Senate, if it forms, as you imagine, or as your question assumes, which I don’t, we’ll fight them on reversing the penalty rates cuts,” he said in Perth today.

    “We will fight them on providing the funding so that 2.6 million pensioners get some care for their teeth.

    “We will fight the Senate when it comes to making sure that nearly one million Australian households get a subsidy of $2000 per child, per year, in childcare. We’re up for the fight.

    “If the Senate don’t want to fix the waiting lists in Tasmania on health, if they don’t want to see young apprentices in Western Australia get some support. If they don’t want to see us build Cross River Rail in Queensland, and don’t want to see the South Road in Adelaide, we will fight them.”

    From the Oz. Is Whinging William getting increasingly shrill?

  185. DrBeauGan

    Do tell how, without a multi million dollar advertising war chest, one ‘works around the MSM’

    The MSM are quite deliberate in the AC burial like they were with ALA and FF.

    Zippy is trying to explain it to you. Trump showed how it can be done. Neither you nor Bernardi have the imagination necessary.

  186. bespoke

    KD, Arma or Arky could font for AC but they have a face that only a mother could love (who is also in a coma).

    “look at my big brain” is not something that punters would relate to so that leave’s DocBG out.

    Better chance with a female Cat?

  187. notafan

    You are an idiot DrBG

    Trump had the big war chest (which is how Palmer is getting noticed this time around) and won the Republican party nomination

    Bespoke it appears to be a balloon brain

  188. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #3012882, posted on May 15, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    ALP promised high wages. Then ALP eliminated many companies. Now ALP promise welfare for all. OPM will leave Australia. ALP will need to borrow from another source, like Gough did.

  189. bespoke

    Even UAP have a vision document 28 pages! that might read like an annual report but at least it lays out some sort of vision.

    one of big government rent seekers.

  190. notafan

    Tosh

    who cares about policy statements?

    what percentage of voters read them

    I would estimate less than 1%, being generous.

    you want to pretend that the MSM and money to pay for advertising are not the only things that really matter in an election

    an army of volunteers is the only thing that might make a difference for the AC but you would rather sit and sneer

    I am going to hand out, as a couple of family members, a little away from home, because we all know what happens to those that openly support the conservative view these days

    meanwhile mr imagination does nothing for nobody

  191. DrBeauGan

    “look at my big brain” is not something that punters would relate to so that leave’s DocBG out.

    You don’t think I could pretend to be really dumb? No, perhaps not.

    If I were in Bernardi’s shoes, I’d hire Milo as PR man and get him to say something rude about the Gaystapo on Blot. When he went too far, I’d very ostentatiously sack him. But my notion of too far would be very different from that of Cory or Notafan. For both of whom, Conservative equals old fashioned and stodgy. We’re the radicals now, and neither have grasped the implications.

  192. Knuckle Dragger

    Hey!

    Chicks dig scars, I’ll have you know. Especially on your face.

    I’ve only had my nose broken four times as well. In percentage terms, I’m crushing it.

  193. Roger

    Television star Kerri-Anne Kennerley has unleashed on Bill Shorten, declaring that “life as we know it will be over” if Labor wins the election.

    Kerri-Anne displays more insight and courage than Morrison and the Coalition front bench.

  194. Farmer Gez

    Just dug put a 12×7 trailer of Bathurst Burr.
    Legs are sore, feet are sore and spines stuck in the shins but the paddock is clear.
    The family is away so I’m hitting the red wine muscle relaxant tonight.

  195. stackja

    notafan
    #3012921, posted on May 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    ALP has ‘volunteers’ and union fees. AC needs clever ads. Clive recently had clever radio ads. You can question whose money. Has AC used AJ Show? Jim Molan and Clive did.

  196. DrBeauGan

    You are an idiot DrBG

    I’ve learnt something from watching Trump.

    You haven’t.

  197. dover_beach

    Television star Kerri-Anne Kennerley has unleashed on Bill Shorten, declaring that “life as we know it will be over” if Labor wins the election.

    “And if your child is confused, the rights of your child will go to them, you will have no rights as a parent. That child will go, ‘I want to be either a boy or girl, please give me whatever I need’ and you as a parent will have no choice.”

    She’s dead right but the adolescents running news.com.au are doing the darndest to carry water for the ALP.

  198. feelthebern

    From the WSJ.

    U.S. Births Fall to Lowest Rates Since 1980s

    The number of babies born in the U.S. last year fell to a 32-year low, deepening a fertility slump that is reshaping America’s future workforce.
    About 3.79 million babies were born in the U.S. in 2018, according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. That was a 2% decline from the previous year and marked the fourth year in a row that the number fell.

  199. notafan

    DrBG going for peak stupid

    Milo, who can’t even enter the country and would want a very big bag of money to lift a finger

    you write meaningless nonsense, you don’t know anything much about me other than that I claim to be a practicing catholic

    in fact you got nothing

    I’m not getting involved except in a low key way because I have too much family baggage and too many responsibilities, and that is not going to change, most likely in my lifetime.

    what is your excuse, you cigar smoking layabout?

  200. stackja

    Roger
    #3012925, posted on May 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    KAK not seeking votes. Many voters don’t under stand ALP. ScoMo is cautious. Not to upset the easy done.

  201. bespoke

    Trump had the big war chest (which is how Palmer is getting noticed this time around) and won the Republican party nomination

    He also had a lot of fee press due to being a player in the media for decades.

  202. Knuckle Dragger

    From the position of an interested observer, and in my very humble opinion, the conservatives mentioned above’s biggest falling-over issue is:

    They never escalate.

    They absorb insults and barbs, which only emboldens their opponents who become louder and more strident. Presumably they don’t wish to offend, but as a result come across as smiling wishy-washies.

    Look at Latham. Not only is he 100% cut through, calls Labor and the Greens idiots at every opportunity, he always looks like he’s half a sentence away from ripping his tie and jacket off and punching on with his opponents. He won’t be shaking hands with them any more though.

    If I was a mechanic, I’d say, ‘There’s yer problem’.

  203. notafan

    Trump is a billionaire with an enormous base who all voted for him, and is president of the United States

    that might account for his profile

    Twitter is leftie verse

    I know because i have sometimes ventured there

    At least I can claim to have been blocked by Baddie and Yassie

    How about you, windbag?

  204. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3012930, posted on May 15, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    PP succeeding. Margaret Sanger would be happy.

  205. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Your beliefs are a joke’: footage of Greens candidate Connor Parissis shouting down Christians emerges

    Sascha O’Sullivan
    Reporter
    @saschaosullivan ‏
    15 minutes ago May 15, 2019
    No Comments

    Damning footage of Greens candidate for the inner-west Sydney seat of Barton, Connor Parissis, has emerged showing the “left wing” and “mental health” activist trying to shout down Christians giving out free food at Sydney University.

    Mr Parissis is shown screaming “your beliefs are a joke” at the Christians who were hosting a free food stall during the gay marriage debate.

    A mob of angry protesters descended on the 25 Christian students trying to give away food.

    “Shut the f..k up,” Mr Parissis yelled, “Go back to church … You know who’s a joke? Your f..king beliefs..”

    “Go wank yourself at home, you and your f..king Jesus picture,” Mr Parrisis yelled over the crowd, “I wish I could kick your face in.”

    Mr Parissis, 21, advertises himself as a candidate who will fight for youth mental health, refugees and indigenous rights. On his candidate website he boasts being “University of Sydney Queer Officer, at the forefront of the Safe Schools Campaign and the YES campaign for marriage equality”.

    From the Oz. The footage is from 2017, but would these be the same Greens wanting laws on “hate speech?”

  206. notafan

    Latham got out of politics and because a journo/media commentator

    That is how he reestablished himself in the public eye

    maybe Bernardi needs some similar time in the wilderness

    I still think Abbott has done the smartest thing, by staying in the party

  207. DrBeauGan

    what is your excuse, you cigar smoking layabout?

    I’ve got more interesting things to do than save you from your stupidity.

  208. Lizzie:

    You’d have to be a soothsayer to pick this election.
    I am going for a landslide for the Libs.
    Might as well put the house on it and go for broke.

    Not the house, but some of the money from Santa Trump:
    Libs to win – $5.50 Stake $1,111
    Libs to win – $4.25 Stake $1,000
    Libs win 76 – 80 seats – $10. Stake $250
    Libs to win 81 – 85 seats – $21. Stake $150
    I would have put more on the seats wins, but the girlymen wouldn’t let me.

  209. notafan

    I never asked to be saved, nor was my stupidity the subject at hand

    you won’t do anything to promote AC and think saying be like Trump is some sort of amazing insight

    like I said, useless windbag

  210. Some History

    Jiminy Glick interviews Chris Elliott
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byOTGp2a-OQ

    Jiminy Glick interviews Billy Crystal

  211. C.L.

    IT is right. There is preference-whispering commercial scam artistry going on for several individuals who are creating a (very generously remunerated) job for themselves. What’s worse is some of them end up going native and craving a bit of fraternal regard in the Senate – which is when they start sinking good conservative policy for the most specious and bucolic of reasons.

  212. stackja

    Zulu – Greens hate speech that is against their policies. That’s the hate speech they want banned

  213. C.L.

    Damning footage of Greens candidate for the inner-west Sydney seat of Barton, Connor Parissis, has emerged showing the “left wing” and “mental health” activist trying to shout down Christians giving out free food at Sydney University.

    Mr Parissis is shown screaming “your beliefs are a joke” at the Christians who were hosting a free food stall during the gay marriage debate.

    A mob of angry protesters descended on the 25 Christian students trying to give away food.

    “Shut the f..k up,” Mr Parissis yelled, “Go back to church … You know who’s a joke? Your f..king beliefs..”

    “Go wank yourself at home, you and your f..king Jesus picture,” Mr Parrisis yelled over the crowd, “I wish I could kick your face in.”

    This is where Australia is at – and Bill Shorten is now on record endorsing exactly this.
    A quick Google confirms that this Connor Parissis person is – OF COURSE – a homosexual.

  214. DrBeauGan

    you write meaningless nonsense, you don’t know anything much about me other than that I claim to be a practicing catholic

    in fact you got nothing

    I think you’ve established that you’re a miserable unimaginative old bag, with only a very little help from me.

  215. Knuckle Dragger

    Zulu,

    This is exactly what I’m on about. Any conservative pollie worth his or her salt would latch onto that statement like a pit bull on a shih tzu, and scream about it to the rooftops while at the same time taking personal offence and demanding both retractions from Di Natale and condemnations from Shorten. If they’re not forthcoming that’s even more grist for the mill.

    Money’s got SFA to do with it. The media will crush pressers once they know you’ll say something apart from meaningless platitudes.

    It’s really quite simple. If you want to beat a streetfighter, be a better streetfighter.

    And be prepared to get your hands dirty.

  216. C.L.

    Also from Google:

    Greens Connor Parissis: Candidate sorry over … – Daily Telegraph
    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/…/d1ab470a086c75a5c40ac22a1af80b22
    May 2, 2019 – A NSW Greens candidate posted a vile image depicting Jesus in a sex act with the captions i love easter traditions last weekend
    ————–
    Greens Connor Parissis: Candidate sorry over ‘foolish … – NT News
    https://www.ntnews.com.au/news/…/d1ab470a086c75a5c40ac22a1af80b22
    May 2, 2019 – A NSW Greens candidate has been forced to apologise for encouraging violence against politicians and showing disregard for dead police

  217. Roger

    “Go wank yourself at home, you and your f..king Jesus picture,” Mr Parrisis yelled over the crowd, “I wish I could kick your face in.”

    He’s clearly not a fit and proper person to hold public office.

    Let’s see if The Greens force him out.

  218. Mitch M:

    Perhaps that is already occurring behind closed doors because by now there should be much more pressure on China. We should have taken out at least one of those island chains as a shot across the bow. Why haven’t we?

    The Yanks have buried mini nukes – 2 Kt ones – at the bases of all those islands. One day there will be an ‘earthquake’ at a politically valuable time and all these islands will sequentially slide down into the sea.
    So sad.
    If there are any traces of radioactivity, we will claim the ching chongs were storing nuclear weapons on them.
    Really sad.

  219. stackja

    C.L. – BS will ban any ‘harmful’ gender discussion.

  220. stackja

    Roger – All Greens are ‘fit and proper’ by their ‘standards’.

  221. DrBeauGan

    Money’s got SFA to do with it. The media will crush pressers once they know you’ll say something apart from meaningless platitudes.

    It’s really quite simple. If you want to beat a streetfighter, be a better streetfighter.

    Quite so. And AC can’t do it. Bernardi hasn’t got it in him, unfortunately. That useless video he released, saying he was a nice bloke, was the end of my interest in AC. Just sheer incompetence.

  222. thefrollickingmole

    Mr Parissis, 21, advertises himself as a candidate who will fight for youth mental health, refugees and indigenous rights. On his candidate website he boasts being “University of Sydney Queer Officer, at the forefront of the Safe Schools Campaign and the YES campaign for marriage equality”.

    Mr Parissis, 21, advertises himself as first up against the wall when the revolution comes

    Is fixed it.

    Lets not forget one of the major reasons the uniparties get a soft run. Their ability to tun on and off the advertising dollars for “information campaigns” outside electoral cycles.
    The Feraldton council have managed to largely neuter the local press by buying a 2 page full color spread every month which “informs people” of all the wonderful things going on in town.

    Federal politics is that writ large, Teats cut out the middleman with the ABC and promised them an extra 60 million to spunk up the wall.

    Unless the minors get anywhere near that level of “free money” to dole out outside the election campaign they are going to do it tough.

  223. C.L.
    #3012541, posted on May 14, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Serial fabulist Smith and Faris QC are being dishonourable curs to cite the rigged Pell prosecution as a worthy and solid precedent for pursuing Shorten (again). I neither like nor admire Shorten but I don’t believe he should be charged on the say-so of one person (with no accompanying evidence whatsoever). The goose/gander argument vis-a-vis Pell is one all right-minded people should avoid like the plague. In the infinitesimally unlikely event that the Victorian DPP would back a prosecution of Shorten (LOL), that would only canonise as exemplary what was in fact the most egregiously corrupt prosecutory lynching in Australian history. It would also imperil every single Australian.

    Three cheers for common sense and Blackstone’s principles that ensure we have a fair system and a free society.

  224. Knuckle Dragger

    C.L.’s timely post further illustrates my point.

    How many free hits do these ‘conservatives’ have to pass up?

    Never walk away from a bleeding enemy. Finish the job.

    I can’t remember the last time anyone won anything by being beige, nice and/or both.

  225. Mr Basic appeared via audio-visual link in November from Silverwater Prison and sobbed as Magistrate Elaine Truscott described him as a “predator”.

    Mr Basic’s lawyer previously told the court he had followed the girl to make sure her radiator didn’t keep overheating.

    Let’s hope Mr Basic gets a whopper payout.

    It is because of shit like this I just leave people behind who need and ask for help.

    They can get fucked!

  226. calli

    Acroparasite

    Perfect. Thanks Taleb.

  227. I never skipped any year of my education. I started school at the Catholic School in Walgett in 1946 after I had turned 6yrs of age. All of those in their first couple of years didn’t have desks but had to sit on the floor and had to play with blocks or scribble or draw on the paper we were given.

    Jesus christ man what a loopy fabulist.

    The desk was invented in Come by Chance in 1950? FMS what a lunatic.

    You fucking dishonest lunatic – my mother and her brothers and sister went to that school. The eldest born in 1939.

    They had chairs and those old lift up desks the whole time you rambling skin suit wearing freak.

  228. Atoms for Peace

    I think that we can safely predict that one of the growth industries in the near future will involve legal teams taking on the cases of aggrieved individuals who at a young age had gender re assignment therapy.

  229. thefrollickingmole

    Three cheers for common sense and Blackstone’s principles that ensure we have a fair system and a free society.

    That only works if there is some negative result from allowing dodgy claims especially of the “He said 40 years ago” variety to proceed.

    As it stands, at this moment the left have had a massive “victory” and an innocent bloke is in jail based on a “get Pell” set of newspaper advertisements.
    Im fully in favor of the Blackstone principles, but unless the Pell verdict is overturned and the people who conspired to convict him punished we dont live in a system of laws anymore.

    Anarcho-Tyranny here we come.

    Samuel Francis argued that the problems of managerial state extend to issues of crime and justice. In 1992, he introduced the word “anarcho-tyranny” into the paleocon vocabulary.[11] He once defined it this way: “we refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).”[12] Francis argued that this situation extends across the U.S. and Europe but especially the UK . While the government functions normally, violent crime remains a constant, creating a climate of fear (anarchy) the UK has a history of this and to this day. He says that “laws that are supposed to protect ordinary citizens against ordinary criminals” routinely go unenforced, even though the state is “perfectly capable” of doing so. While this problem rages on, government elites concentrate their interests on law-abiding citizens.

  230. calli

    All this coulda woulda shoulda on ScoMo’s retalliation to The Peanut’s odium – won’t work.

    The MSM would simply cut and paste a reply. The Peanut knows this.

  231. calli

    Anarcho-Tyranny here we come.

    Whatever the election result, the denouncements will begin on Monday, if not sooner.

    If Peanut fails, watch him get thrown under the bus. If he succeeds, watch the jockeying for the limited “big man” positions, including members of the media. It will be very instructive.

  232. Knuckle Dragger

    Those lift up primary school desks were bastard things.

    Bastard, bastard things.

  233. notafan

    Frank

    from the same person that claimed to have converted to Catholicism when she married.

    Almost zero chance that a non Catholic would have been enrolled in an unfunded Catholic school until the perhaps the last twenty years

    also a Catholic would have said I started at St Jospeh’s not the Catholic school

  234. calli

    The seats were hinged too. You could have some sneaky fun when the pupil in front stood up to answer a question.

    Shortlived fun. But worth it.

  235. Mitch M.

    The Yanks have buried mini nukes – 2 Kt ones – at the bases of all those islands. One day there will be an ‘earthquake’ at a politically valuable time and all these islands will sequentially slide down into the sea.
    So sad.
    If there are any traces of radioactivity, we will claim the ching chongs were storing nuclear weapons on them.
    Really sad.

    I don’t think so and it is not necessary. As one former US Admiral stated it would only take a few hours to take out an island. It is pure posturing by China, those islands are far too vulnerable, almost as if China is hoping the USA will launch an attack so they can then claim they attacked us.

  236. mh

    Arky
    #3012908, posted on May 15, 2019 at 2:08 pm
    Downer!

    Welly welly well! If it isn’t little Alex.
    Downer story appears to start at 26:50. Watched nearly 20 mins but have to work. It’s a bit slow but worth it so far.

  237. stackja

    Menzies showed how to campaign and win. Of course, he was up against Evatt.

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