Monday Forum: May 20, 2019

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  1. politichix

    From the Aus…

    The Rugby Union Players’ Association will establish an Expression of Faith and Beliefs Review with its players following the controversial dumping of Israel Folau by Rugby Australia.

    Well it’s something I suppose but this has to be the lowest energy union ever seen. Almost wish the CFMEU had been on the case.

  2. Percy Popinjay

    very few if any people who assassinate kings have gone on to long and prosperous careers

    Ser Jaime Lannister, come on down!

    Oh, wait …

    P.S. Brienne’s finishing his history in the Book of Brothers was a lovely touch. I certainly enjoyed last night’s episode.

  3. Mother Lode

    I think most of the CO2 increase we see in Cape Grim pCO2

    Don’t know about CO2 concentrations, but the Cape Grim Eye Fillet at Harris Farm is generally good.

    Intersting fact! In Japan they make a big think about Kurobuta (黒豚) – Black Pig.

    The idea is that the black fur on the pig attracts and retains heat and the animals’ physiological response results in better pork.

  4. feelthebern

    Mark Latham has nick named Raelene Castle “Black Lips”.

  5. feelthebern

    I would have thought the APRA news today would have been of interest to an economics blog.
    Silly me.

    PS, IT, how is the ball bag ?

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Two recurring themes…
    1. Morro must take on board Labor/Greens policies “for the good of the country”. Must have heard that one 20 times in the last two days.
    2. Labor had a brave visionary policy agenda. They just didn’t sell it well enough to the dumb-arse voters. Mmmmyes, because a good sales pitch will always convince someone to pay extra taxes for the privilege of eating a shit sandwich.

  7. Percy Popinjay

    I will now disclose that my climageddon friend on Saturday night has an economics degree.

    Seriously, if anything, that increases the odds of someone being a climate loon, does it not?

    Not all economists are climate loons, just as some economists are only wrong about everything 97% of the time. The remainder of them are wrong, about everything, all of the time.

  8. bundyrumju

    I see the cat is getting well again…..all the jubilation of the SFL election win is slowly disappearing & reality starts to hit home & posters are remembering how shit the libs actually are.
    Yay.

  9. Percy Popinjay

    Labor had a brave visionary policy agenda. They just didn’t sell it well enough to the dumb-arse voters. Mmmmyes, because a good sales pitch will always convince someone to pay extra taxes for the privilege of eating a shit sandwich.

    A shortened version (ptp)

    Teats and Turtle: “We’re going to tax you until your eyes bleed.”
    Majority of the electorate: “Fuck. Off. Dick. Heads.”

  10. Percy Popinjay

    posters are remembering how shit the libs actually are

    Which is why I went out of my way not to vote for them on Saturday.

    I hadn’t forgotten in the first place.

  11. Carpe Jugulum

    New Monday Fred is up

  12. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think one of the Cats (Confused Old Misfit?) is an old Nova Scotian or Newfoundlandian. He may be amused by this one:

    Halifax group wants one-fifth of construction jobs reserved for African Nova Scotians (via BCF)

    A grassroots group in Halifax is demanding that 20 per cent of construction jobs and contracts related to a major redevelopment project be set aside for African Nova Scotians.

    Halifax is planning to redevelop the Cogswell Interchange area into a mixed-use community with parks, bike lanes, shops and a transit hub. Initial estimates put the cost of the project at $65 million.

    The group 902 Man Up, which provides mentoring for black youths, says one-fifth of the construction contracts must go to construction companies owned by African Nova Scotians, one-fifth of all construction jobs must go to African Nova Scotian workers, and one-fifth of businesses located in the development area must be owned by African Nova Scotians.

    What do African Nova Scotians do to stop bits of their anatomy freezing off in winter? NS gets sea ice for goodness sake.

  13. Roger:

    The point is that some degree of preparedness is not difficult or overly expensive.

    I agree, Winston; it seems too difficult for our politicians and the public servants who advise them, though.

    The interesting point is the governments just spent about $20Billion on a very high maintenance Strategic Stockpile of water – the desalination plants for no discernible reason. Yet they will not allow a coal to liquid fuel plant to go ahead, despite the nation looking down the barrel of a critical energy shortage that would bring the nation to a halt in one week, then in one month, make our cities unlivable.

  14. notafan

    In 2007 Rudd declared that climate change was the great moral challenge of our generation (in the twelve years since there has been nothing but failed predictions)

    In 2013 Abbott won a landslide victory declaring he would Axe the (Carbon) Tax and Stop the Boats

    after his disgraceful ousting just before a by election that would have proved the polls wrong Turnbull continued to topple left with climate policy, because he had a vested interest. Follow the money and note the lifestyle hypocrisy.

    in 2019 once again Shorten declares climate “emergency” as top priority for Labor

    Australians voted no no no no no

    Morrison has a mandate to provide cheap reliable energy, to use our coal not just export it (seriously how dumb is that?) to build dams to ensure our growing cities can endure long droughts (because these will always happen”

    Barnaby Joyce has a plan for dams now is the time to dust those off.

    Don’t let the LNP green ants thwart the wishes of the Australian people.

    oh the voting numbers prove beyond a doubt that Labor is in thrall to the Greens, they are the ones who believe in win at any cost, they can rot.

  15. duncanm

    The best Niki Lauda memory I have.. from Rush.. it might have something to do with the smoking wife to be or the manic fans.

  16. Robber Baron

    The Libs must get Jacqui Jacky on board to pass vital legislation. We know she loves a root. Who will do a Gareth Gareth Evans and take one for the team. Noted studs Porter, Tudge and Joyce have had their moments and have had to retreat. Is Warren Entsch still in Parliament?

  17. Confused Old Misfit

    I think one of the Cats (Confused Old Misfit?) is an old Nova Scotian or Newfoundlandian. He may be amused by this one:

    I plead guilty to being a “Bluenoser” (Nova Scotian) by birth and upbringing.
    The African Nova Scotians are the ancestors of Jamaican Maroons. Brought from Jamaica in 1796.
    They were not well treated then and have not been well treated since.
    However, the flag of virtue flies strongly over the progressive socialist of the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

  18. Fleeced

    The Libs must get Jacqui Jacky on board to pass vital legislation.

    Incorrect. Even with her, they’d still need one of the Centre Alliance, but with the Centre Alliance they don’t need her.

    Not saying they should go out of their way to piss her off, just that she’s the lowest priority cross-bencher to try and get onboard.

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