Election 2019

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  1. Fisky

    Could someone tell these f*cking country shoppers to mind their own business?

    Abdul Aziz Adam

    @Abdulaziz_Ada
    #auspol

    #Election2019Results you can’t change the leader of your country if you don’t change yourself first?
    Apparently most Australians don’t care about universal healthcare, climate change, refugees well funded schools, fighting racism, hatred and quality they just loved.

  2. BrettW

    TBH,
    Good point about Sally McManus. Didn’t the Unions have eleventy gazillion people in the streets of Melbourne recently protesting against Coalition. Oops !

    GetUp lost, Unions lost, Labor lost. Win, win, win.

    Talking about losers. Anybody seen White Ribhon supporter John Setka?

  3. Stimpson J. Cat

    #Election2019Results you can’t change the leader of your country if you don’t change yourself first?

    Tweet him to go change a shithole Fisky.

  4. And for the downside:

    We have encouraged Scottie to continue with the same policies.

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Albanese declares

    Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has officially put his hand up for the Labor leadership.

    “We need to respect the decision that people made yesterday in a clear fashion,” he said in Sydney today.

    “This is indeed a devastating result for the Australian Labor Party.

    “What matters more to me is the future. The future of our party and making sure that we face up to the big challenges that we face as a nation.”

    The Liberals will eat his lunch for him in Parliament.

  6. Fisky

    Fyre Haytham『Version2』

    @Version2LP
    ·
    4h

    Even if Labor won last night, that defining trait, a hateful and malicious white supremacy, would still exist. Regardless of any results of any elections we have had, that would still be true. Because none have come close to challenging this country at that core enough to change

    Lots of Twitter Brokens are venting against Australia’s existence

  7. Fisky

    Insurrectionary talk and dark hints of political assassination are not a healthy response to election loss.

    Ruby
    @rubyhamad
    ·
    17h

    If there is one person in history that you could take out because you think it would lead to a better world, who would it be?

  8. Pedro:

    Somebody (ssshhhh) tried to blow the place up once and it was rebuilt, but it looks like there isn’t much left after the fire. Sad day.

    Oh yes, I remember that episode.
    Apparently someone got a bit possessive about their daughter and it escalated.
    …or is that another pub?

  9. Woolfe

    Here ya go Fisky

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  10. egg_

    Fitz wandering round his vanity Tesla with a hose pipe looking for exhaust

    Fitz vs Folau would be interesting.

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Apparently someone got a bit possessive about their daughter and it escalated.

    Same one.

  12. Armadillo

    We have encouraged Scottie to continue with the same policies.

    I’m prepared to give him a chance. Wednesday is the deadline.

    None of this “Bringing us Together” bullshit. They want to cut our throats. Had they won, they would have.

  13. Stimpson J. Cat

    If there is one person in history that you could take out because you think it would lead to a better world, who would it be?

    Barrabas or Barney the Dinosaur.
    It’s too hard to choose between them.
    Tell me I’m wrong.

  14. Some History

    I don’t remember ever feeling so elated about receiving disaster instead of catastrophe.

    LOL

  15. Eyrie

    ” Apparently most Australians don’t care about universal healthcare, climate change, refugees well funded schools, fighting racism, hatred and quality they just loved.”

    No shit, Abdul. You got that one right

  16. Pedro the Ignorant

    It was a bit of a war zone around Ora Banda at the time.

    Apologies, wrong thread, I was supposed to put that little yarn on the Open Fred.

    I blame the CUB products lingering after effects.

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    On wagering.

    Footy tips. 6/7 with one match in progress and one to go. Stupid North Melbourne.

    Braver men than me bet on the LNP. I’ll be happy enough with TE’s prize for a 5 seat win.

    He won’t have to post it either.

  18. John64

    She seems to be the straight talker amongst them. In some, the delusion remains strong.

    The Slovenian Hag can’t articulate anything that requires more intellectual effort that reciting the daily talking points emailed from Sussex Street Liars HQ.

  19. Fleeced

    (crossposted from other thread)
    By my reckoning, of the 76 senate spots (36 of which weren’t up for election), the results will be as follows:

    LNP: …….34
    ALP: …….27
    Greens: …….9 (!!!)
    Centre Alliance: …….2
    PHON: …….2
    Australian Cons: …….1
    Lambie: …….1

    Libs need Hanson, Cori and Lambie to get to 38. Is that even enough? Does a 50/50 split pass legislation, or do they need an extra?

    The new preferential system seems beneficial to the Greens.

    Can someone tell me I miscounted, because this doesn’t really look that great?

  20. DrBeauGan

    SloMo is hopeless. He didn’t win, Shorten lost with insane policies.

  21. Empire 5:5

    Ruby
    @rubyhamad
    ·
    17h

    If there is one person in history that you could take out because you think it would lead to a better world, who would it be?

    The author.
    Feds – we know you’re watching. Do your job and take this trash off the street. For the sake of the children.

  22. Black Ball

    Never bet on Norf Knuckle Dragger. Ever.

  23. Stimpson J. Cat

    Peter Ford
    @mrpford
    @JaneCaro
    if you’re serious about living in NZ I’m happy to send this cheque to you towards relocation costs. There are no visa or work restrictions and cheap fares for return visits home. Please advise an address to send it to if you’re really doing this…
    (Image of $2000 cheque. )
    11:00 AM · May 19, 2019

  24. Oh come on

    Just listened to Niki Savva on Insiders. She along with the rest of them all solemnly agreed that the coalition simply *must* do something about da cloimate. Talk about learning exactly the wrong lesson from the election outcome. And she has the cheek to keep calling Abbott supporters ‘delcons’! I wonder if it will ever dawn on her that she and the Turnbullites, the Textorites and the Warringa-ites are the delcons? The verdict is in – they don’t matter!

  25. Infidel Tiger

    Zali Steggall has one of those ghastly voices that wealthy mums at posh schools have.

    Usually comes from too much champers, coke and cock.

  26. Cactus

    What a wonderful day. All the right people are angry and confused. Wonderful.

  27. Harlequin Decline

    I spoke to one of my neighbours earlier today. He’s a professional dancer, of Indian heritage and gay.

    Used to be Labor voter but of late has voted for the Libs . Says all Labor want to do is tax, tax, tax so where is the incentive to work?

    He couldn’t understand how Labor ever came up with their dumb policies.

  28. Black Ball

    Yes Stimpson. Did Australia have a cavalcade of ineptitude saying they would relocate upon news if a Coalition victory? A la Trump?

  29. calli

    Tilty McTiltyhead is the reason why I won’t step inside any Newcastle diocese church.

    Preach the Gospel you old sinner and keep your political mania to yourself.

  30. Armadillo

    If there is one person in history that you could take out because you think it would lead to a better world, who would it be?

    Elle McPherson in her day. We would make a really cute couple. It would certainly make my world a much better place.

  31. Infidel Tiger

    Mike Carlton
    @MikeCarlton01
    ·
    18h
    Fuck. Fifty years ago, Labor lost the 1969 Don’s Party election. History repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce.

    So good.

  32. cohenite

    Phon will have 3 I think.

  33. Some History

    Peter Ford
    @mrpford
    @JaneCaro
    if you’re serious about living in NZ I’m happy to send this cheque to you towards relocation costs. There are no visa or work restrictions and cheap fares for return visits home. Please advise an address to send it to if you’re really doing this…
    (Image of $2000 cheque. )
    11:00 AM • May 19, 2019

    Confident that there would be big contributions to a GoFundMe drive for Caro’s relocation.

  34. calli

    I have friends who are so far down the climageddon rabbithole that their children will not have babies because Climate Change.

    Their mania has cost them the joy of having grandchildren.

    It’s pathetic.

  35. Infidel Tiger

    Mike Carlton
    @MikeCarlton01
    ·
    May 18
    Maybe it’s just this glorious Sydney day, but I’m now thinking 80+ seats for Labor. We probably won’t know that, though, until WA comes in. Could be a long night. #DoItForBob

  36. calli

    Others have rattled on about Glowball Warmening and the horrors of fossil fuels and how we’re all gonna fry. I had that all last night. No amount of suggesting that it was a crock and evidence as to why it was would dissuade them. Real hardliners.

    In the next breath, I was told all about wonderful overseas trips and places seen and things enjoyed.

    I had to bite my lip till it bled.

  37. Infidel Tiger

    Stephen Koukoulas
    @TheKouk
    The smart money is all Labor
    According to Betfair:
    Labor $1.11
    Coalition $8.40
    A nice tax free return for 24 hours? Bet only what you can afford to lose
    #australiavotes2019
    4:37 AM · May 18, 2019 ·

    Great advice! Labor’s top economist!

  38. Some History

    Any updates on Gang Green? Is it slowing, increasing?

  39. DrBeauGan

    calli
    #3018783, posted on May 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm
    I have friends who are so far down the climageddon rabbithole that their children will not have babies because Climate Change.

    Their mania has cost them the joy of having grandchildren.

    It’s pathetic.

    Mass hysteria is an ugly thing.

  40. calli

    And thank you BofN for providing some of the ammunition.

    They were live rounds, but these guys reminded me of that weird liquid Terminator. You shot a blast, it made a hole, and then it refilled with bullsh*t.

  41. Stimpson J. Cat

    I have to say, I’ve noticed an incredible amount of Sane People walking around, and driving around out and about talking to themselves today.
    Many, many, many more than usual.
    Is everyone OK?

  42. mh

    Phon will have 3 I think.

    I couldn’t have written this result any better.

    Consider the political situation before Dutton made his move. We’ve come a long way.

  43. Armadillo

    I never thought I would ever say this.

    I wish Bob Ellis was still alive. It would be absolutely epic.

    # Imissbob

  44. Atoms for Peace

    Q and A should be a cracker tomorrow. Much uluations and dirt flinging methinks.

  45. Fisky

    Philip Soos
    @PhilipSoos
    ·
    14h
    One major positive from the Liberal win – we have been saved from the ALP’s truly awful PopQE policy of flooding our country with millions of immigrants’ elderly parents, which would’ve only cost them $500 but taxpayers $400k for each new immigrant parent.

    That was the single worst policy I have seen in a federal election and I hope the “communities” who were lobbying for it have learned their lesson.

  46. cohenite

    At best scomo will have a bare majority in the house and a PHON assisted plus AC and Lambie bare majority in the senate.

  47. DrBeauGan

    I have to say, I’ve noticed an incredible amount of Sane People walking around, and driving around out and about talking to themselves today.

    I found myself singing a Jimmy Buffet song on my morning walk, Stimpy. I was unusually happy.

  48. Armadillo

    Bet only what you can afford to lose

    Fucking nanny state strikes again.

  49. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m not used to seeing other people muttering incoherently to themselves under their breath.
    It’s starting to freak me out.
    😁

  50. Just listened to Niki Savva on Insiders.

    “What is good in life OCO?”

    “To see your enemies driven before you and crush the lamingtons of their women.”

    Or something like that.

  51. mh

    Stephen Koukoulas
    @TheKouk
    The smart money is all Labor
    According to Betfair:
    Labor $1.11
    Coalition $8.40
    A nice tax free return for 24 hours? Bet only what you can afford to lose

    This guy?

    Stephen Koukoulas is one of Australia’s leading economic visionaries, past Chief Economist of Citibank, heading global research in London for TD and Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister. Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas.May 1, 2019

  52. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3018799, posted on May 19, 2019 at 4:28 pm
    I’m not used to seeing other people muttering incoherently to themselves under their breath.
    It’s starting to freak me out.

    Perhaps they are just singing happy songs to themselves, Stimpy. Nothing to worry about.

  53. Black Ball

    Get in here Monty and discuss what happened. Hasn’t been your best year.

  54. Grigory M

    SloMo is hopeless. He didn’t win, Shorten lost with insane policies.

    Wrong – hopelessly, totally wrong. The ambitious policies were not the problem for Labor – their problem was Shorten.

    ScoMo ran a brilliant campaign – hid his Ministers and campaigned tirelessly himself as everyman – endlessly repeating his brutally correct mantra:

    If you vote for the Coalition you get me – vote Labor you get Bill Shorten.

    Assisted as always by News Ltd’s merciless campaign against Shorten.

  55. Stimpson J. Cat

    I found myself singing a Jimmy Buffet song on my morning walk, Stimpy.

    Walking is a technique of mind control used by Dogs to degrade their “alleged” Human Masters into picking up their filth.
    I refuse to have any part of it.
    I run up and down stairs instead.
    #thematrixhasyou

  56. DrBeauGan

    M0nty’s wrongology has been amazing, BB. An inspiration to us all.

  57. Armadillo

    Should we send Slomo a list of demands? Too early?

    Repealing 18c would be at the top of the blood scrawled list. Surely?

    [Dont panic Cats. We are going to be using mOntys blood]

  58. DrBeauGan

    I don’t have a dog, Stimpy. But I drive my car to the beach once a week, which is much the same, but no poop bags.

  59. Empire 5:5

    I have friends who are so far down the climageddon rabbithole that their children will not have babies because Climate Change.

    Their mania has cost them the joy of having grandchildren.

    It’s pathetic.

    I appreciate the religious don’t condone suicide, but given the criticality of saving the planet, all thermogeddonists ought be encouraged to at least seriously consider the honourable course of action.

    The end user ignitable pyre has excellent symbolic potential and guarantees an excruciating end to a life of ecowickedness.

    God will sort them out.

  60. Fleeced

    Should we send Slomo a list of demands? Too early?

    Repealing 18c would be at the top of the blood scrawled list. Surely?

    It’s going to be PHON, Bernardi and Lambie making demands initially. My calcs, that will still only get to 38 senators. That leaves negotiations with “Centre Alliance”, Greens and ALP.

    Oof.

    We won’t be the ones making demands.

  61. mh

    Stephen Koukoulas
    @TheKouk
    ·
    18h
    A huge result for Tim Wilson – well done Tim. The hero of the election for the Coalition
    @TimWilsonMP

    Twat.

  62. Armadillo

    The smart money is all Labor
    According to Betfair:
    Labor $1.11
    Coalition $8.40
    A nice tax free return for 24 hours? Bet only what you can afford to lose

    Scammers. Sportsbet paid out millions in advance, and yet these bookies were still offering a 11% overnight dividend. They are basically giving money away. For nothing. They knew.

  63. Knuckle Dragger

    Dillo,

    If Bob Ellis was still around, at least he’d have written a better concession speech that the teary, noncey confused blathering that was Tits’ final presentation to the Australian public.

    And so it goes…..

  64. Stimpson J. Cat

    A huge result for Tim Wilson – well done Tim. The hero of the election for the Coalition
    @TimWilsonMP

    Yay more literally gay coloring books I have to pay for.

  65. Nick

    The hero of the election for the Coalition
    @TimWilsonMP

    For what ?

  66. Fisky:

    One major positive from the Liberal win – we have been saved from the ALP’s truly awful PopQE policy of flooding our country with millions of immigrants’ elderly parents, which would’ve only cost them $500 but taxpayers $400k for each new immigrant parent.

    That was the single worst policy I have seen in a federal election and I hope the “communities” who were lobbying for it have learned their lesson.

    Too late Fisky.
    The Ching Chong Community saw that sugar bowl on the sideboard, and even if Labor won’t get the opportunity to bring it in, they know that with a little more pressure and organisation + money, it will be put back and will be waiting.

  67. Stimpson J. Cat

    For what ?

    Being a gay “Conservative” you fool.
    Everyone knows this.

  68. Oh come on

    Cannot believe that the chattering class’s great takeaway from this election result is that the re-elected government simply *must* “get serious” about Climate Change. No one who matters (ie. the people that blocked the formation of a Labor government) gives a fat rat’s about Climate Change. That’s the key takeaway!

    Climate Change is the dog that didn’t bark during this election. It is not an issue that wins elections – not here and not anywhere else, even though the elites are in glorious denial about it. We can see the trend very clearly. We keep being told Climate Change is the seminal issue of our times, and the masses keep denying this at the ballot box. If the ALP doesn’t come to grips with the reality that its Climate Change priority is an irrelevance to the people it needs to elect it, it will remain in perpetual opposition.

  69. DrBeauGan

    We keep being told Climate Change is the seminal issue of our times, and the masses keep denying this at the ballot box. If the ALP doesn’t come to grips with the reality that its Climate Change priority is an irrelevance to the people it needs to elect it, it will remain in perpetual opposition.

    Most voters aren’t so susceptible to mass hysteria as the “elites”. It’s a symptom of the miseducated.

  70. Armadillo

    It’s going to be PHON, Bernardi and Lambie making demands initially. My calcs, that will still only get to 38 senators. That leaves negotiations with “Centre Alliance”, Greens and ALP.

    Don’t introduce or repeal any legislation. You could spend an entire 3 years just tinkering with what’s already there. The Government has plenty of power already available. Especially fiscally.

    You really don’t need to ask anyone’s permission. Slash spending to all their “pet projects”. Be unapologetic about it.

  71. bespoke

    Cannot believe that the chattering class’s great takeaway from this election result is that the re-elected government simply *must* “get serious” about Climate Change. No one who matters (ie. the people that blocked the formation of a Labor government) gives a fat rat’s about Climate Change. That’s the key takeaway!

    Not so fast Oco they have a generation of fully indoctrinated kids able to vote next time.

  72. Armadillo

    Continue to fund the ABC. Ten bucks a year is generous.

  73. Atoms for Peace

    There is something to this Climate Change thing. The world just ended for the ALP.

  74. mh

    Stephen Koukoulas
    @TheKouk
    The smart money is all Labor
    According to Betfair:
    Labor $1.11
    Coalition $8.40
    A nice tax free return for 24 hours? Bet only what you can afford to lose

    Stephen Koukoulas is one of Australia’s leading economic visionaries? Goes online to lead people into backing a socialist party that is ‘tens on’ 🤦‍♀️

    And they lose 🤦‍♂️

  75. Armadillo

    ScoMo must act fast. Slash and burn.

  76. JMH

    Here’s my prediction: The Wong chap will not see out her full term. Given her behaviour last night on the ABC and her refusal to shake Birmingham’s hand after a debate indicates to me she is gobbing up to spit the dummy.

  77. John Comnenus

    I watched most of insiders. Message to Barry and the team you and your climate scare lost. You lost. People don’t want your climate change crap. Why would you change a policy that won you an election.

  78. Keith Forwheels

    Further to IT’s well made points re TA, in fact the debt of gratitude is greater.

    Had TA not won so well in 2013 Turnbull would have acheived his aim and handed over seamlessly to Shorten in 2016. People Scott Morrison should have thanked for his victory; firstly, TA (x3) (2013 (size of win), 2018 (taking out the trash), 2019 (taking one for the team)). Let’s face it, without 2013, it was all over in 2016 anyway. Thank you former Prime Minister Abbott for your selfless and dedicated service.

    Other notable mentions; Bill Shorten (Inugual winner of the Hewson Award for services to self immolation), Chris Bowen (Best supporting actor in the role of opposition treasurer), Comrade Jaqui Trad, Bob Brown & the Anti Adani Convoy, Raelene Castle, and many, many, more.

  79. Entropy

    I gots to know without giving him clicks, but did that wrongologist Pirate Pete do an election prediction?

  80. Nick

    Pirate Pete is wrong more than Monty and that’s saying something.

  81. Fisky

    You can always rely on the chatterati to offer “helpful advice” to election winners that basically they should adopt the policies of the losing side!

  82. DrBeauGan

    Armadillo
    #3018832, posted on May 19, 2019 at 5:04 pm
    ScoMo must act fast. Slash and burn.

    As I said earlier, I do like to see sunny optimism.

  83. Infidel Tiger

    Bill Shorten can stop jogging now and embrace his man boobs.

  84. Daisy

    Not so fast Oco they have a generation of fully indoctrinated kids able to vote next time.

    Absolutely correct. Cc won’t go away

  85. feelthebern

    Huge balls on AJ.
    He would have been booked on Q&A a couple of weeks ago when it looked dire.
    Now he gets to go on & showboat.
    Pyne will pretend to be happy, but really will be faking it.

    Jim Chalmers, Shadow Minister for Finance

    Christopher Pyne, Former Liberal MP

    Alice Workman, Political reporter, The Australian

    Ming Long, Business leader

    Alan Jones, Radio Broadcaster

  86. Nick

    Which union superfund or Pseudo Uni will give him a job ?

  87. Frank

    Not so fast Oco they have a generation of fully indoctrinated kids able to vote next time.

    The SJWs too. The thing is, they will be very very pissed off if and when they twig to the fact that they were lied to.

  88. Done Deal

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    Congratulations to Scott on a GREAT WIN!
    Donald J. Trump Retweeted news.com.au

    What was it tit’s ‘all my tomorrow’s just became today fish’n’chips wrappers’ shortarse said about trump? Oh yes, “barking mad”… Maybe the Donald through a few resources into the lib campaign.

  89. feelthebern

    Huge b*lls on AJ.
    He would have been booked on Q&A a couple of weeks ago when it looked dire.
    Now he gets to go on & showboat.
    Pyne will pretend to be happy, but really will be faking it.

    Jim Chalmers, Shadow Minister for Finance

    Christopher Pyne, Former Liberal MP

    Alice Workman, Political reporter, The Australian

    Ming Long, Business leader

    Alan Jones, Radio Broadcaster

  90. Armadillo

    Barnababy has ended up with 70.9% with 86% of votes counted.

  91. feelthebern

    Why is b*lls verboten at the Cat?

  92. feelthebern

    When will Q&A give Bill an hour to himself?

  93. Done Deal

    Maybe the Donald threw a few resources into the lib campaign.

  94. Atoms for Peace

    What event will cause Trumbull to dummy spit and resign in a fit of posturing pique? Last arrow in his quivering quiver.

  95. Stimpson J. Cat

    Maybe the Donald threw a few resources into the lib campaign.

    Don wants the Downer.
    The deal has been made.
    It’s the art of the Deal.

  96. cohenite

    Des Moore:

    But the problem is whether Morrison is prepared to change the global warming policy. In the ABC’s dreadful “Butch Cassidy” program I (unusually) watched this morning, Treasurer Frydenberg said that the Coalition will stick with its existing policy of reducing emissions by 2029 and increasing renewable too. Ironically, his Labor opponent said it had the same approach but its program is much more aggressive. So there is no sign yet that the two major parties are foreshadowing changes in their policies.

    But Frydenberg and other Coalition leaders need to recognise that they have had a win and change their policies accordingly.

    FMD

  97. Done Deal

    mh
    #3018830, posted on May 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    Stephen Koukoulas
    @TheKouk
    The smart money is all Labor
    According to Betfair:
    Labor $1.11
    Coalition $8.40
    A nice tax free return for 24 hours?

    Don’t suppose he took his own advice to the tune of $850k

  98. Entropy

    So Alan Jones is the closest the ABC can get to token righty on Q&A? Seriously?

  99. feelthebern

    ScoMo’s sharks are down by 14 points with 24mins to go.

  100. feelthebern

    Alan will be awesome tomorrow night.
    Then he’ll revert to his economic vandalism.

  101. calli

    Cannot believe that the chattering class’s great takeaway from this election result is that the re-elected government simply *must* “get serious” about Climate Change. No one who matters (ie. the people that blocked the formation of a Labor government) gives a fat rat’s about Climate Change. That’s the key takeaway!

    Oooooh nooo. They exist, they’re smart and mainstream and they walk amongst us. They’re in our workplaces, our churches and our clubs. At our barbecues, at the school gate and at the checkout. And they vote.

    There clearly aren’t as many of them as we thought, but they are strident, stubborn and very, very vocal. And manipulative and unteachable. They are deliberately deaf to any reasoned debate. Facts are not their strong suit. They depend on the expertise of trusted others and are puzzled at those who don’t. They create false equivalencies to prop up their mania.

    And, by and large, they refuse to actually do anything to change their own lifestyles to accomodate the mania. Instead, they want governement, i.e. the taxpayer, to subsidise them so there will be no material loss of living standards.

    And away in the distance, there is this nirvana of electric cars, renewable but non polluting energy and other magical things that defy the laws of physics. Because these laws are mere bagatelles as the new priests of the energy religion, in their white labcoat vestments, will miraculously come up with a solution.

    /rant

  102. Done Deal

    So Alan Jones is the closest the ABC can get to token righty on Q&A? Seriously?

    maybe they think that covers rainbow cohort too

  103. feelthebern

    Big losers from last night.
    Chloe.
    KKK – her husband is big in charging stations.
    Alex Turnbull – is all in on renewables.

  104. Armadillo

    What event will cause Trumbull to dummy spit and resign in a fit of posturing pique?

    Just throw him out. And the rest of the white ants.

    ScoMo also needs to get in here and apologise for what the Liberal rabble have done to OUR party. And he needs to be humble about it. As the new captain, he needs to set the relationship off on a good footing.

    He has until Wednesday.

  105. Armadillo

    Make that Tuesday. I’m playing bowls on Wednesday.

  106. The one thing that Morrison could do on Monday is to drop the PAYE and Business tax to 10%.
    He will get the benefit of three years of growth while he rips the guts out of green and redtape, and leave the commies the odium of raising them again for their next spendathon when they get in.

  107. calli

    Blame IT for Catallaxy’s lack of 🎱🎱🎱

    He did a bad, bad thing. 🤣

  108. JC

    Look who escaped from the insane asylum.

    Kevin Rudd
    ‏Verified account @MrKRudd
    32m32 minutes ago

    In all the election commentary last night, not a single word on the elephant in the room: Murdoch, with 70% control of Australia’s print media,ran the single most biased campaign in Australian political history. Reason for the silence? People are in fear of Murdoch’s power.

  109. calli

    Someone who jumped the gun – Carmel Tebbutt.

  110. feelthebern

    Albo announced his leadership run from a rub n tug.

  111. Stimpson J. Cat

    What event will cause Trumbull to dummy spit and resign in a fit of posturing pique?

    Scotty needs to give him the compassionate choice:

    “Malcolm,
    either resign today this instant,
    or put this incandescent light bulb in your mouth and bite down hard.
    Choose. “

  112. feelthebern

    Rudd’s tweet defies logic.

  113. Fisky

    Trust Tanya Plibersek to concede no ground on policy despite the third successive thumping. She is a true ideological extremist. There is nothing wrong with the Program, comrades, only the Voters (and boy do we have plans for them!).

  114. Eyrie

    “What event will cause Trumbull to dummy spit and resign in a fit of posturing pique?”
    Becoming leader of the Labor Party.

  115. Stimpson J. Cat

    Holy shit is Kevin trying to make a run at the leadership again?
    Can nothing stop this Mad Lad?
    Is he the only one who save them from the chaos and despair?
    Do it Kev!!!

  116. Daisy

    Calli

    There clearly aren’t as many of them as we thought, but they are strident, stubborn and very, very vocal. And manipulative and unteachable. They are deliberately deaf to any reasoned debate. Facts are not their strong suit. They depend on the expertise of trusted others and are puzzled at those who don’t. They create false equivalencies to prop up their mania.

    You couldn’t be more correct. Plus there is the overseas contingent – EU, UN etc and their propaganda which we hear continuously. Our kids are already hysterical and striking on Friday’s .
    And just look at the fanatics at Zali s base last night. If anyone thinks the Climate change debate is over they are horribly wrong.

  117. feelthebern

    Rudd’s tweet demonstrates how he doesn’t understand market economics.

  118. feelthebern

    Plibbers announces her leadership run from the Kings Cross injecting room.

  119. Leigh Lowe

    People went for the money,” Mr Brown said on Sunday.

    “It just shows that dollars will defeat morality at the ballot box.”

    Excellent strategy.
    Call voters greedy and immoral in the same breath.

  120. feelthebern

    10mins left.
    10points needed.
    ScoMo Energy.

  121. Done Deal

    note to all aspiring ‘right wing’ pollies, ie the non-woke; keep an eye out for men in overcoats offering you boiled lollies. Al Jazeera/Didn’t Get UP/Liebor is probably already getting the next sting operation organized.

    Pauline, maybe you could quickly get a few media training courses organized to hone your tv presence a bit if you are gonna have another run… and for god’s sake check your new candidates’ social media history.

  122. Infidel Tiger

    Murdoch’s rags all endorsed Rudd in 2007.

    They jumped ship when they discovered what the ALP already knew: he was a sociopath and a maniac.

  123. feelthebern

    I’m going to sit through a 4 hour block of Chris Kenny & Paul Murray.
    I might even listen to Alex Jones as I doze off tonight.

  124. Nick

    From the Daily Mail:

    Media personality Lisa Wilkinson has penned an open letter to re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison following his shock victory, congratulating him while also begging him to ‘start the healing’. Mr Morrison’s surprise election victory has been deemed a miracle, with the prime minister himself calling Australia the greatest country in the world. However, Ms Wilkinson – a TV host and journalist – took to Ten Daily to slam the toxic culture of Australian politics and urged the re-elected prime minister to provide ‘real leadership’ with a ‘genuinely clear direction’.

    Go fuck yourself Wilkinson.

  125. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From jupes at 2:04 pm:

    ” Raelene Castle complaining that if Folau takes RA to court they’ll have a lot less to spend on community rugby.

    LOL

    That’s reality sinking in for the stupid bint. Maybe she can hit up the Irish poof for a few extra bucks.

    Oh noes, noes! There will be Under 8s across the country doing harm to themselves!

  126. Armadillo

    Sinc, please arrange for Scomo to be here for a QandA on Tuesday morning @ 9 AM sharp. Tell him to wear a suit. The “everyday man” schtick won’t work here.

    Cats will be asking the questions. He’d better fucking well answer them correctly.

    Calli, prepare the score sheet. If he doesn’t get a pass, we are going to make him swap the Com Car for whatever the hell it is that Arky is attempting to build in his shed.

  127. JC

    The world’s greatest treasurer weighs from the sheltered workshop.

    Labor’s national president Wayne Swan says the Opposition needs to “rethink and reorganise” after yesterday’s devastating election loss.

    “The result is deeply disappointing and our Party has a responsibility to analyse the result and to respond maturely. Attributing blame or fault to any particular individual or policy is not the way ahead,” the former treasurer said in a statement.

    “Every political party which suffers a defeat learns one lesson and that is to listen even more carefully.

    “In light of this result we need to examine our policy framework and our campaign strategies.

    But the Labor Party president has refused to shift from the ALP’s rejected election agenda.

    “The characterisation of the Labor policy agenda as radical says more about the state of conservative politics in Australia than it does about Labor,” he said.

    “There is no world in which Labor won’t stand for fair wages, a fair go, enhancing equality of opportunity and tackling dangerous climate change.

    “This policy framework was demonised by our political opponents, and yet these are all issues Australia will have to confront, and soon”

    Mr Swan travelled with Bill Shorten throughout the first weeks of the campaign and played a significant role in its election strategy.

    That’s one reason why they lost right there.

  128. feelthebern

    Scott Morrison will replace Keanu in John Wick IV.

  129. Atoms for Peace

    Yip yip yip…brrrr. Kevni is back. Someone smack him on the nose with a newspaper please

  130. feelthebern

    Breaking news.
    ScoMo will be the first to cover Winx.

  131. Fleeced

    Funny Flashback:

    Shorten to Arnie: “I’m gonna me the next prime minister of Australia

    It was kind of arrogant at the time – but in a super cringey way – like the schoolyard weakling telling the new tough kid how important he was. Arnie even seems to give a sideways glance as though to say, “Who is this joker?!”

  132. Stimpson J. Cat

    Scott Morrison will replace Keanu in John Wick IV.

    How soon do we all think The Don is going to visit now?
    Place your bets.

  133. feelthebern

    I don’t think the Donald would like an Australian summer.

  134. Leigh Lowe

    Just listened to Niki Savva on Insiders. She along with the rest of them all solemnly agreed that the coalition simply *must* do something about da cloimate.

    FMD.
    I watched it for the first time in years for the gloating-ness.
    Could not fkn believe it.
    It was like yesterday just didn’t happen, or they pre-revorded on Friday anticipating the Coalition getting smashed.

  135. memoryvault

    “Malcolm,
    either resign today this instant,
    or put this incandescent light bulb in your mouth and bite down hard.
    Choose. “

    Sorry, but I’m confused.
    Just what should Turdbull be resigning from?

  136. Stimpson J. Cat

    I don’t think the Donald would like an Australian summer.

    Bullshit.
    We’ve got McDonalds and Models.

  137. feelthebern

    The Liberal party.

  138. bespoke

    Damn I’m only “Absolutely correct” and Calli’s “You couldn’t be more correct” cheated again!. 😁

  139. Tel

    You really don’t need to ask anyone’s permission. Slash spending to all their “pet projects”. Be unapologetic about it.

    I said the same thing in the Abbott / Horse-Hockey years and no one listened back then.

  140. one old bruce

    Lisa Wilkinson LOL, the only ‘toxic culture’ is among her friends.

    ‘Dalrock’s Law of Feminism: Feminism is the assertion that men are evil and naturally want to harm women, followed by pleas to men to solve all of women’s problems.’

  141. Infidel Tiger

    Don lives in Florida.

    He can survive anywhere.

  142. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just imagine what of photo of The Don with a Quokka would do for Australia?
    Why am I the only one on this Godforsaken site with any Vision?
    Why do I always have to be the Ideas Man?

  143. feelthebern

    The Knights played in their Hi Viz strip.
    & romped it in.

  144. Armadillo

    I said the same thing in the Abbott / Horse-Hockey years and no one listened back then.

    Tell ScoMo when he shows up on Tuesday.

    Sinc’s got it all arranged.

  145. Tel

    Trust Tanya Plibersek to concede no ground on policy despite the third successive thumping. She is a true ideological extremist. There is nothing wrong with the Program, comrades, only the Voters (and boy do we have plans for them!).

    They tried being reasonable under Bill Shorten … the next double-down would be to make Plibbers leader of the opposition.

  146. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just imagine Melania wearing only a Possumskin and Uggboots.
    Make Australia Great Again!!!!

  147. memoryvault

    The Liberal party.

    In that case nothing to do with ScoMo.

  148. bespoke

    Nick

    Frieghtbats always cry ‘play fare” if you push back hard enough. always!

  149. Nick

    Bespoke, I’d love to see us push back far more than we do.

  150. Some History

    Kevni is back.

    The ear wax connoisseur.

  151. Nick

    Zali Steggall calling for ScoMo to get onto the climate change bandwagon. They don’t get it do they ?

  152. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bespoke, I’d love to see us push back far more than we do.

    Just gut the ABC.
    It’s all the Prime Minister has to do.
    It’s the ultimate test.

  153. thefrollickingmole

    My boner just got an erection…

    Tears, so many tears…

    RTWT.

    ‘It’s not you, Bill, it’s the country’: is this election Australia’s Trump or Brexit moment?
    Brigid Delaney

    On Saturday night in an airport hotel in Essendon Fields, is the party from hell.

    The woman checking my name off the list around 8pm is angry and crying and saying, “I don’t get it, we went in with policies, they went in with nothing.”

    Inside it is awful. This is meant to be Bill Shorten’s victory party, but the energy is heavy – as if some trauma had taken place and a great shock was being absorbed. Inside no one is talking, and if they are, it is quietly and involves references to franking credits.

    Under the room’s sickly pink lights, there are trays of cakes with tiny Labor flags, that as the night wore on only seemed to mock the territory not seized. Many of the party faithful have a drink in each hand, and are joylessly getting pissed.

    Later people are openly sobbing when Shorten gets up to speak. No one is consoling anyone, because each person here seems to be in the middle of their own unique and terrible pain.

    Shorten says he did his best and tried his hardest – and someone shouts out from the crowd, “It’s not you Bill, it’s the country.”

    It’s the country.
    It’s not Morrison, it’s not the Liberals, it’s not the policies, it’s not Queensland, it’s not Dutton. It’s the country that’s rotten.

    ….
    Through the night, texts came in from people I know, echoing the sentiment. Their fury was not with the Liberals but with Australia. That their fellow citizens had chosen their investment properties over climate action.

  154. calli

    They don’t get it do they ?

    See my rant.

    They can’t. They have gone beyond all reason.

  155. pete m

    the winning – stop, it’s hurting now – i can’t laugh any more – too sore

  156. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    You really don’t need to ask anyone’s permission. Slash spending to all their “pet projects”. Be unapologetic about it.

    I said the same thing in the Abbott / Horse-Hockey years and no one listened back then.

    Libs are piss weak like that, not a Trump in sight

  157. calli

    It’s the country that’s rotten.

    The country isn’t rotten. It’s a beautiful country.

    Open your eyes. If all you want to see is maggots, it’s maggots you will see.

  158. DrBeauGan

    ‘It’s not you, Bill, it’s the country’: is this election Australia’s Trump or Brexit moment?
    Brigid Delaney

    It’s the neurotics versus the rest of us. As Calli says, they’re beyond reason.

  159. Oh come on

    Not so fast Oco they have a generation of fully indoctrinated kids able to vote next time.

    Actually, the kids these days are much less PC than you’d think. It’s a story as old as time. Youth reacts against its elders. Today’s youth are raised steeped in PC morality. Which they are rejecting. There is a very healthy cynicism amongst youngsters these days. Their BS detectors are well honed.

  160. duncanm

    EvilElvis
    #3018445, posted on May 19, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Week 4, Dutton installed as Energy Minister. AEMO and similar regulatory bodies, as well as all subsidies for renewable power generation are removed as of July 1st, 2019. Five hele coal fired plants to be commissioned after a competitive state tender process. A nuclear plant is announced for the exact centre of Warringah.

    EEE – I love your line of thinking, but I think subtlety is better.

    A couple of wind farms should do it. A line of windmills, every 200m, from the tip of North Head, through Manly and up the ridge tp Forestville (Sydney Rd and Wakehurst Parkway).

    A second line up from Dee Why head to Beacon Hill and Warringah Rd.

    Tell them its for their Tesla’s

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    sickly pink lights

    God it’s so sad.

  162. Infidel Tiger

    Mike Cannon-Brookes 👨🏼‍💻🧢
    @mcannonbrookes
    ·
    May 17
    Let’s not fuck it up Australia.

    #ClimateElection #auspol

    I would love this guy to go broke.

    Absolute plonker.

  163. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘part of the national trauma’

    Get out of the bubble, ladyboys. The vast majority of the country does not have Monopoly money to throw in the fire to appease their consciences.

    Now I know what the old are thinking when they say ‘What we need is a good war’.

  164. Fleeced

    It’s not Morrison, it’s not the Liberals, it’s not the policies, it’s not Queensland, it’s not Dutton. It’s the country that’s rotten.

    I hope they keep talking like this. “Why won’t you vote for us, you racist, greedy, filthy bigots?!”

    Politicians of both sides will double-talk and tell half truths to win you over. There’ll be fake promises galore. But I always thought Shorten seemed inauthentic and this is the reason: contempt. His voice is dripping with it. You can hear the derision in his voice as he tells you what he thinks you want to hear. It isn’t just the usual condescending arrogance, but a tone of outright loathing.

    They hate you. Never forget that.

  165. Some History

    Media personality Lisa Wilkinson has penned an open letter to re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison following his shock victory, congratulating him while also begging him to ‘start the healing’. Mr Morrison’s surprise election victory has been deemed a miracle, with the prime minister himself calling Australia the greatest country in the world. However, Ms Wilkinson – a TV host and journalist – took to Ten Daily to slam the toxic culture of Australian politics and urged the re-elected prime minister to provide ‘real leadership’ with a ‘genuinely clear direction’.

    Translation:

    If everyone was like me and Peter (the Poyret), or even like our good friend Jane Carosene, the world would be a much better place. If the Coalition want to use me and Peter as role models for the rest of Australia, we would be only too happy to.

  166. Armadillo

    Sinc, please ban people linking to the Guardian.

    Ta.

  167. calli

    I really think that a few wind turbines across the ridge at the Crown of the Hill would be a great idea. Also a couple at Manly and Fairlight and at the top of Tumble down Dick. Also Mona Vale Road would afford a range of suitable, productive sites. Long Reef would be a shoo in.

    If not, why not?

    We have a planet to save.

  168. bespoke

    Oh come on

    I’v seen that to and hope your right.

  169. Done Deal

    Look who escaped from the insane asylum.
    Kevin Rudd
    ‏Verified account @MrKRudd
    32m32 minutes ago
    In all the election commentary last night, not a single word on the elephant in the room: Murdoch, with 70% control of Australia’s print media,ran the single most biased campaign in Australian political history. Reason for the silence? People are in fear of Murdoch’s power.

    FFS print media is 50% of a bugger all these days, not to mention the OZ at least gives some space to both sides every day, either PVO of some ex-labor hack like richo or conroy or somesuch, nothing like that in the guardian or Fauxfax.
    Not to mention the $1b ABC & it’s myriad electronic channels, GET OUT, Unions, the entire education system, thousand of social media trolls, and now ALE Jackzeera
    If Murdoch is an elephant the left machine is a blue whale.
    Poor old rudde most be going stir-crazy senile like PK; sitting around by the phone, keeping his diary clear during the election period, waiting for his powerful insights to be sought out and….nothing.

  170. Oh come on

    The inner city elites and the eastern suburbs elites really care about da cloimate. So do the tree-changers (who relocated to hobby farms in picturesque rural areas from the eastern suburbs upon retiring).

    In the small handful of seats that encompass these areas, the ALP, the Greens and a few independents will duke it out for the spoils. The rest of the country overwhelming cares about good jobs and prosperity. By making Climate Change its number one issue, the ALP has abandoned these people. I wonder how long it will take for the party to reverse the grave strategic error it has made.

  171. Viva

    IMO Morrison couldn’t back away from climate change before the election – decades of scare mongering agit prop has done it’s work and the last thing he needed was for the left to start screeching “climate denier” and shifting the debate away from the economy. He simply paid lip service to the issue making the right noises so as not to frighten the horses.

    At some point however the government has to start challenging some of the extreme views that have been allowed to proliferate unchecked. Maybe they could start by pointing out the immorality of scaring children to tears and depriving them of their dreams of a bright future.

  172. calli

    Duncanm!

    I like your thinking. 😃

    And snap!

  173. memoryvault

    Actually, the kids these days are much less PC than you’d think. It’s a story as old as time. Youth reacts against its elders. Today’s youth are raised steeped in PC morality.

    Well put OCO.
    My grandson turns 13 on Thursday. He has already asked his mum and dad I he can home school next year, if not sooner. He is sick of being force fed opinions instead of learning facts. Since his parent’s tentatively agreed about two weeks ago, nine of his school mates have asked for details so they can talk to their parents.

  174. John64

    Trust Tanya Plibersek to concede no ground on policy despite the third successive thumping. She is a true ideological extremist. There is nothing wrong with the Program, comrades, only the Voters (and boy do we have plans for them!).

    For all Gough’s many flaws, that’s one fault of lefty ideologues that he accurately called out.

    “Only the impotent are pure.”

  175. cohenite

    In all the election commentary last night, not a single word on the elephant in the room: Murdoch, with 70% control of Australia’s print media,ran the single most biased campaign in Australian political history. Reason for the silence? People are in fear of Murdoch’s power.

    Unfuckingbelievable. Murdoch endorsed krudd in 2007. Furthermore Murdoch does not have 70% of the print media but 70% of the readership.

  176. JC

    The inner city elites and the eastern suburbs elites really care about da cloimate. So do the tree-changers (who relocated to hobby farms in picturesque rural areas from the eastern suburbs upon retiring).

    They sure do. It’s the new religion. I was flabbergasted at the Victorian state election the Brighton electorate almost went to the Liars. It’s not exactly inner city, but its a very wealthy burb.

  177. Oh come on

    In all the election commentary last night, not a single word on the elephant in the room

    The only reason no one mentioned it, Rudd, you bloody moron, is that everyone realises the print media isn’t nearly ad influential as you make it out to be. A newspaper’s endorsement doesn’t mean shit anymore. Trust KRudd to be two decades behind the times.

  178. bespoke

    Mzzz Wilkinson tell bandanna man to shut up and ill think about it.

  179. Infidel Tiger

    Mike Cannon-Brookes 👨🏼‍💻🧢
    @mcannonbrookes
    ·
    11h
    😢 Landed in Sydney. Wow.

    Hard to not be very sad. It’s going to be ok. Be sad, hug your families, decompress, step outside.

    How does one process and think about it?

    A real time thread of some thoughts. Love yours below.

    These people are barking mad.

  180. John64

    Speaking of KKKenealley above; can anyone please explain to me why the MSM breathlessly hailed her as Tits’ “Secret Weapon”?

    From my perspective, everything Ms 24% has ever touched has turned to absolute shite.

  181. Oh come on

    It’s the country.
    It’s not Morrison, it’s not the Liberals, it’s not the policies, it’s not Queensland, it’s not Dutton. It’s the country that’s rotten.

    This is excellent! You’re absolutely correct, losers – it was actually the electorate that got it wrong. You don’t have to change at all! Just keep this same platform for next time and the mouth-breathers will definitely realise the error of their ways and elect your team.

    Enjoy perpetual opposition, you condescending morons.

  182. Stimpson J. Cat

    These people are barking mad.

    If anyone has any friends or family that need counseling or advice, I am prepared to offer discount rates for Catallaxy forum users.
    Email the discount code STIMPSSAVES10 to Sinc for a ten percent discount off any session.

  183. Oh come on

    Have any of the Catallaxy pinatas surfaced today? Numpty? m0nty? Limp beater?

  184. Knuckle Dragger

    Looks like 8/9 for this week’s footy tips.

    GWS lead Caaaarlton 121 to 32 close to 3/4 time.

    Still, as Barrie quite rightly pointed out, ‘it isn’t a win yet’.

  185. Atoms for Peace

    Here’s hoping that the inconsolable left will call a sex strike.

  186. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shorten backs Plibersek

    Bill Shorten is backing Tanya Plibersek to run for the leadership of the Labor Party and is considering staying in politics as a frontbencher.

    Bill Shorten’s endorsement should be the “kiss of death” surely?

  187. Armadillo

    Hard to not be very sad. It’s going to be ok. Be sad, hug your families, decompress, step outside.

    FMD. What is he? A Cyborg?

    An international flight without a cigarette is torturous. You just get the hell out of customs without being strip searched and head to the nearest smoking point. Bags can wait. They keep going around in circles.

    How hard is it?

  188. Some History

    To the leftist brigade [usual suspects] that are having difficulty coping today. Hold on. The Whaaambulance is on the way.

    https://imgur.com/GbxWlsA

  189. The excusers seem to have forgotten that Shorten collapsed under the first week of cross examination of his policies and would not or could not get them across. Classic overreach and nothing more to read into it. No big themes. They could have won it with a more focussed agenda.

  190. Stimpson J. Cat

    Shorten backs Plibersek

    F$ck you Bill.
    It’s over.
    It’s Albos time.
    #TrueThai2023

  191. Roger

    Queenslanders best keep their electoral baseball bats primed for 2020:

    “QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Denies Adani Link to Federal Election Loss”

  192. Done Deal

    Mike Cannon-Brookes 👨🏼‍💻🧢
    @mcannonbrookes
    ·
    11h
    😢 Landed in Sydney. Wow.
    Hard to not be very sad. It’s going to be ok. Be sad, hug your families, decompress, step outside.
    How does one process and think about it?
    A real time thread of some thoughts. Love yours below.
    These people are barking mad.

    either that or the eccies haven’t worn-off yet

  193. JC

    Look what comes out of the crypt. I thought the fat fuck was dead.

    Phillip Adams
    ‏ @PhillipAdams_1

    In an act of collective madness Australia has given its malevolent,ignorant and corrupt version of the Trump administration a third term

    Lord, they hate Australians. The Left just despises them.

  194. John64

    Q&A is a must watch tomorrow evening.

    This is what Alan Jones exists for. It’ll be a tour de force by the Parrot.

  195. Neil

    with 70% control of Australia’s print media,

    I think Murdoch has 70% of sales not 70% of publications. It is not Murdochs fault that few people buy Green Left Weekly

  196. calli

    Switching to an Albanese leadership would be very therapeutic for Labor.

    (I’ll leave the punchline for others).

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    Yeah, Albo.

    The rub and tuggers need regulation. Half the time they barely pretend to give you a massage first.

    So I’ve heard.

  198. Atoms for Peace

    Had to look up who Mike is. He still only gets 1 vote.

  199. JC

    They could have won it with a more focussed agenda.

    Yea, nah. They were very focused on their agenda. The only problem was that it smelt like a fresh human turd on a San Fran street.

  200. mh

    Albo believes there is always a happy ending.

  201. Armadillo

    They could have won it with a more focussed agenda.

    They could have won it by keeping their traps shut.

  202. Stimpson J. Cat

    What leverage do you think Plibbers has on Bill?
    Is there a pie video?
    Beaconsfield?

  203. egg_

    Most voters aren’t so susceptible to mass hysteria as the “elites”. It’s a symptom of the miseducated.

    Misanthropes thrusting CAGW onto the gullible.

  204. EvilElvis

    cavalcade of ineptitude

    FFS, Black Ball! Were was this gem when Bob Brown was on tour when we needed it!

  205. Done Deal

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3018968, posted on May 19, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    Shorten backs Plibersek
    Bill Shorten is backing Tanya Plibersek to run for the leadership of the Labor Party and is considering staying in politics as a frontbencher.
    Bill Shorten’s endorsement should be the “kiss of death” surely?

    Wang Wong will be getting a bit toey: haven’t heard her(?) name thrown up since the ABC talking head last night tried to throw her a bone to save her from a complete break-down. Surely someone could suggest “we could find her a safe lower house seat” just to keep her comforted enough to keep that steely composure until the pain fades.

  206. Fleeced

    Lord, they hate Australians. The Left just despises them.

    Indeed. And even when they’re trying to be “nice” to get your vote, you can hear the contempt in their voices. What’s shocking is they still get a lot of votes.

  207. MatrixTransform

    At best scomo will have a bare majority

    didnt they have a bare majority last time (of one) then lost Barnaby.

    It’ll be fine.

    At least we wont have idiotic Bill’s Bills pressing the Senate every five minutes

  208. Armadillo

    No one remembers broken promises anymore. Slash and burn ScoMo. You are likely to get knifed a couple of years in anyway. Might as well have some fun.

  209. Fisky

    How is it that such a disgusting little green fascist can spew bile like this and not be hounded off every media platform. Disgrace.

    @KeiraSavage00
    Greens Richard Di Natale: If my regime is elected this weekend, I plan to introduce hate speech media censorship laws to censor the speech of media personalities I hate.

  210. The only problem was that it smelt like a fresh human turd on a San Fran street.
    Dental for pensioners is the only popular policy I can think of.

  211. Fisky

    Always keep at the front of your mind that the Left despises normal Australians and wants to replace them. Just look at what UK Labour did under Blair.

  212. JC

    You’re changing the subject and inadvertently agreeing with me.

    You asserted if they had a more focused agenda they would have won. I suggested their agenda was extremely focused to the point of being robotic. I then suggested it smelt like a turd.

    You’re now arguing the popularity of their policies, which not the same thing.

  213. Percy Popinjay

    One thing this election has proven beyond any doubt – at this point in time, only 49% of the electorate are tax hoovering mendicants.

  214. Atoms for Peace

    David. The ALP canned one of their dental schemes in 2013 methinks. Plibbers was health minister at the time from memory.

  215. josh

    Brendon Bolton’s coaching career going down the gurgler.

  216. Knuckle Dragger

    We might see another concession speech tonight.

    From Brendan Bolton.

    99 points down, still six minutes left.

    Barrie – ‘it isn’t a win yet.’

  217. Fisky

    Imre Salusinszky
    @Imresal
    ·
    1m
    Has the Left wasted too much energy recently trying to micromanage the internal dynamics of the Liberal Party?

    The Right doesn’t waste a second trying to pick off the socialists inside Labor.

    Of course, it doesn’t bitterly hate them or regard them as moral misfits either….

    GetUp! has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to interfere in Liberal party internals – mostly by running campaigns against the conservative wing. The result? A wipe out for progressive Liberals (Pyne, Bishop, Turnbull all gone), and big swings to Dutton and Georgie C.

    GetUp! members should demand their money back.

  218. Atoms for Peace

    JC. You’re being too polite with your turd analogy. Think ALP parvo dog on your dining room table; that’s the smell you are looking for.

  219. Done Deal

    Look what comes out of the crypt. I thought the fat fuck was dead.
    Phillip Adams
    ‏ @PhillipAdams_1
    In an act of collective madness Australia has given its malevolent,ignorant and corrupt version of the Trump administration a third term
    Lord, they hate Australians. The Left just despises them.

    sounds like a very pissed off man, you aren’t too far off, he looked & sounded like he was at least half-head last time I saw him, wheezing away in his inimitable portentous style. He probably thought this was his last chance to be lifted on high by the adoring masses into some pantheon of Marxist social warriors, al la a member of the long march finally triumphing

  220. Fleeced

    One thing this election has proven beyond any doubt – at this point in time, only 49% of the electorate are tax hoovering mendicants.

    The most audaciously bullshit claim of Shorten in this campaign, was that those who claim tax rebates were actually the “tax hoovering mendicants”. Because what you don’t give the government in tax is, according to ALP, a subsidy!

    The second most audaciously bullshit claim was that this favours the “big end of town” – yet his franking credit change only hit low-income investors.

  221. mh

    SBS News just had a guy on saying if ScoMo reduces the immigration intake to 165,000 per annum as announced then “he will be turning off the tap of multiculturalism”.

  222. egg_

    Murdoch, with 70% control of Australia’s print media,ran the single most biased campaign in Australian political history.

    Kevin’07?
    Too right!
    Murdoch owes Australia an apology.

  223. JC

    More important than this election, Australia lost the Eurovision contest. “Our” gal was singing, hanging on a flimsy pole.

  224. Stimpson J. Cat

    GetUp! members should demand their money back.

    Monty is either in hiding at the Alamo or consoling the neighbors.
    Uncle George not happy at all.

  225. Confused Old Misfit

    “he will be turning off the tap of multiculturalism”.

    What a splendid idea!
    Competence in English, a marketable skill (ie not a journalist) or a level of education that indicates an ability to acquire a marketable skill.
    That’ll give you as multi a culti as you need!

  226. Oh come on

    They could have won it with a more focussed agenda

    No. They had the wrong agenda. If we’ve learnt nothing else from yesterday, it’s that “climate crisis” is an electoral bust. It cannot be spun more effectively. Too many people simply won’t wear the expense of taking “urgent climate action”. The ALP and the media haven’t learnt this lesson. They are busily reassuring each other that the election was lost due to a scare campaign, Clive Palmer’s ads, Murdoch’s papers, a lack of time to sell their policy proposals – anything other than the reality, which was that the electorate resoundingly rejected their policy platform. Labor is already sowing the seeds of its defeat at the next federal election. It is doubling down on what lost it the last one. Madness.

  227. Done Deal

    We might see another concession speech tonight.
    From Brendan Bolton.
    99 points down, still six minutes left.
    Barrie – ‘it isn’t a win yet.’

    Crows deal to get their No.1 draft pick starting to look like a nice little earner

  228. John64

    The most audaciously bullshit claim of Shorten in this campaign, was that those who claim tax rebates were actually the “tax hoovering mendicants”. Because what you don’t give the government in tax is, according to ALP, a subsidy!

    It was interesting about 2 weeks ago that Tits recalibrated franking credits refunds as a “gift”.

    Not being taxed twice on a source of income in the eyes of the Liars constitutes a “gift” from the government. FMD no wonder my blood boiled and tens of thousands accepted idiot Bowen’s advice.

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    SBS News just had a guy on saying if ScoMo reduces the immigration intake to 165,000 per annum as announced then “he will be turning off the tap of multiculturalism”.

    And the down side of that is?

  230. Percy Popinjay

    Australia lost the Eurovision contest. “Our” gal was singing

    Still pretty tasty, Squire.

  231. egg_

    “climate crisis” is an electoral bust.

    The Planetary emergency wears a bit thin after a decade.

  232. Done Deal

    SBS News just had a guy on saying if ScoMo reduces the immigration intake to 165,000 per annum as announced then “he will be turning off the tap of multiculturalism”.
    And the down side of that is?

    less reason for SBS

  233. Done Deal

    Done Deal
    #3019022, posted on May 19, 2019 at 7:20 pm
    SBS News just had a guy on saying if ScoMo reduces the immigration intake to 165,000 per annum as announced then “he will be turning off the tap of multiculturalism”.
    And the down side of that is?
    less reason for SBS

    & less $$$

  234. egg_

    They had the wrong agenda.

    Their anti-fossil fuels policy has fossilised.

  235. Stimpson J. Cat

    Fisky, can we safely assume the Boomer vote won this for Scotty?
    Have they finally achieved potential greatness?

    Discuss.

  236. Stimpson J. Cat

    And the down side of that is?

    Subtitle Surplus.

  237. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ‏ @PhillipAdams_1
    In an act of collective madness Australia has given its ma

    ah shut up already you fat old goose

  238. Roger

    less reason for SBS

    Migrants don’t watch SBS.

    They tune in to TV from home via the dish on their roof.

    The only rationale for SBS now is to keep SBS employees in a job and it’s not a compelling one.

  239. egg_

    less reason for SBS

    $700M? p.a. for a subtitling service that Youtube does for free?

  240. MatrixTransform

    Plibbers announces her leadership run

    Meh, they need somebody with 🎱🎱.

    Get the Wong fella onto it

  241. egg_

    SBS News just had a guy on saying if ScoMo reduces the immigration intake to 165,000 per annum as announced then “he will be turning off the tap of multiculturalism”.

    And the down side of that is?

    I got nothin’.

  242. Knuckle Dragger

    OCO, 7.16 pm;

    Absolutely they are doubling down already. Wood for the trees.

    Labor strategy meeting, tomorrow:

    A. What went wrong? Did we tell them our climate policies?
    B. Of course.

    A. How many times did we tell them?
    B. A thousand times.

    A. Did we tell them how much it would cost?
    B. Good Lord no. What do you take us for, idiots?

    A. Oh good. Hmmm. Well obviously it didn’t sink in. In 2022 we’ll tell them TWO THOUSAND times.
    B. Same policy?

    A. Of course. It’s not the policy, it’s the cretins at the ballot boxes. Simpletons. Make sure we tell them that, too.
    B. Brilliant strategy, sir. Oh, the stripper with Ubereats just arrived.
    A. Meeting adjourned!

  243. duncanm

    ” Raelene Castle complaining that if Folau takes RA to court they’ll have a lot less to spend on community rugby.

    what a disingenuous bitch.
    RA Annual Report

    In 2018, Rugby Australia spent less than 4% of its revenue on Community Rugby ($4M of $120M) .
    It could have been entirely funded by their Government Grant revenue ($3.6M)

    In 2017, they received $25M in government grants, and still spent less than $4M on Community Rugby.

  244. Roger

    Plibbers announces her leadership run…

    Excellent, she’s already telegraphed her intention to double down on the agenda the electorate just rejected.

  245. mh

    SBS News just had a guy on saying if ScoMo reduces the immigration intake to 165,000 per annum as announced then “he will be turning off the tap of multiculturalism”.

    And the down side of that is?

    He’s belled the cat. ‘Multiculturalism’ means race replacement.

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