Monday Forum: May 20, 2019

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  1. Brislurker

    First! On a great Monday

  2. Atoms for Peace

    Loving the ASX today

  3. stackja

    ALP to elect who to tell us what is wrong with Australia?

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Coalition victory tipped to boost economy as banks surge
    Australian bank shares have staged some of their best single day gains since the GFC in early trade.

    Michael Roddan
    Reporter
    David Rogers
    Markets Editor
    @DavidRogersOZ
    An hour ago May 20, 2019
    No Comments

    The Australian economy will be boosted by a slight growth dividend as Scott Morrison’s tax cuts start to drive spending, as shares in the country’s biggest banks surge on the prospect of loosened regulation and the absence of negative gearing reform after Labor’s shock federal election loss.

    At the open of trade on the local stock market on Monday, ANZ shares surged 5.6 per cent, while National Australia Bank rose 7.7 per cent. Westpac shares rose 8 per cent, while Commonwealth Bank surged 5 per cent.

    The overall sharemarket rallied 1.6 per cent to an 11-year high of 6464 points amid the lessening of uncertainty after the Coalition unexpectedly retained power in the federal election.

    From the Oz.

  5. Some History

    Tits still deflated.

  6. Leigh Lowe

    I need one of those “sweaty man/red button” memes.
    (1) Clive Palmer pissed his money up against the wall;
    (2) Clive Palmer swung the result of the election.

  7. dover_beach

    Abbott was to Australian politics as Mcarthur was to the American Army.

    An amazing General but after years of battle didn’t know how to appear to normies anymore. Just an absolute war machine.

    We were so lucky to have him, he didn’t fit the PMship well because of the above, but it must also be reminded that conservatives let him down when he was in office less because of what he was doing and more because Trump hadn’t yet taught them how to not be weak simpering losers in the face of media fake mockery.

    So true. Not once did he refuse the task before him: Pitted against Turnbull, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Turnbull, finally, Shorten, his answer was always: Hold my beer.
    Abbott, we salute you.

  8. Farmer Gez

    Looks like 78 seats to the NLP.
    It just keeps getting better. The ABC are as deluded as ever this morning. The visionary ALP policies weren’t clearly explained to the stunt dummy voters according to Jon Faine.

  9. This would have been a better spend of Clive’s money.

  10. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpys Exciting News!!!
    Robert Pattinson is The Batman.
    Who is he?
    The sparkly Vampire from Twilight.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ja ja ja!!!

  11. Mother Lode

    I saw the photo of Morro at a Sharks game they are using in the dead tree version of the Tele.

    He is holding a beer.

    I am just waiting for the progressives to rail against this open and blatant encouragement of binge-drinking, and the inevitable rape-culture and gay-junior suicides.

    The man is a monster.

  12. stackja

    LL – Did Clive only want to stop ALP?
    Clive last week radio ads were very entertaining.

  13. Stimpson J. Cat

    Here we go!!!!
    Hold on tight!!!

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!
    4:25 AM · May 20, 2019

  14. dover_beach

    Indeed, Farmer Gez. The Coalition had ‘no policies’ apart from the ones they hated. All of the feedback they get from listeners is nothing more than regurgitated pablum they’ve been reading or listening to over the last 48 hours. Mindless drones. The result and the Leftist reaction is Brexit/ 2016 all over again.

  15. Fisky:

    It’s always the thing with revolutions, that the first wave usually get wiped out and their successors have to carry the mantle. Abbott is the great martyr of the Everyman Rebellion!

    I’m just loving the thought of the Purge that must be taking place at Labor Party HQ right now.
    Hark! Is that the sound of the Guillotine going ‘KerChunk!’ ?
    Why yes. Yes it is!

  16. notafan

    Labor held Bass, while Wentworth and Chisholm were in the hands of independents Kerryn Phelps and Julia Banks prior to the election.

    Chisholm was won last time by the LNP not by Banks as a far dinkum independent, before that was long term Labor seat held by Anna Burke.

    Seems Chinese were more concerned about hanging on their wealth than bringing out gran.

    ABC play fast and loose

  17. Shatterzzz

    1735099
    #3019809, posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:43 am
    This would have been a better spend of Clive’s money.

    10/10

  18. dover_beach

    Banks also lost convincingly in Flinders.

  19. mem

    Mark Latham sums up the climate change obsession of the ABC crowd. ‘Spare a thought for Lisa Wilkinson/Red Pirate today:

    It’s not easy being filthy rich and having to prove to your filthy rich mates (Crabb, Baird, Marr, Sales etc) that you’re actually a socialist. So must virtue signal about climate change etc, especially after big election defeat.

    Come to think of it the same could be said of most of the Greens and Labor voters I know.

  20. Natural Instinct

    Has anyone else noted that the coverage from the ABC from about 9pm Saturday has been, on high rotation:
    Labor – big target
    Labor – brave
    Labor – whose fault
    Labor – who will replace Bill
    Labor – AA background piece
    Labor – TP history
    Independent – great wins for xyz
    Independent – sad loss for xyz
    Labor – etc
    Labor – etc
    Green – etc
    Green – etc
    .
    And then infrequently
    LNP – Abbott loss
    LNP – ran a negative campaign, did not talk about own policies
    LNP – no plan for future
    LNP – must adopt failed Labor policies for climate action because the were “right”
    LNP –
    .
    And if you do not think the ABC, and its size, is not a threat to democracy, tell me where else all these “narratives” originate from. The commercial channels (TV and Radio) just play catch up all day after the agenda riding instructions are issued at about 6am each morning on all the ABC outlets

  21. Shatterzzz

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!
    4:25 AM · May 20, 2019

    Gotta luv the man!

  22. Tom

    I saw the photo of Morro at a Sharks game they are using in the dead tree version of the Tele.

    He is holding a beer.

    I am just waiting for the progressives to rail against this open and blatant encouragement of binge-drinking, and the inevitable rape-culture and gay-junior suicides.

    What, you mean like Hawkie?

  23. notafan

    Banks also lost convincingly in Flinders.

    comprehensively

    utterly

    completely

    embarrassingly

    Despite all that money expended

    Dutton and Hunt’s wins have been two of the sweetest.

    Even though Hunt is a climate dummy iirc

  24. Mak Siccar

    dover_beach
    #3019807, posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:43 am

    +1000

  25. Some History

    As Saturday night unfolded, Poyret Pete’s face went pale
    and his bandana turned piggy pink.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_pink

  26. Infidel Tiger

    The next mission at hand is to destroy Rugby Australia.

  27. Bruce of Newcastle

    This would have been a better spend of Clive’s money.

    There’s your opportunity Numbers!
    I am sure there are many ex students that you know who would welcome you paying their HECS off.

  28. Dr Fred Lenin

    There are more important things than policy bullshit wher your country if facing ruin at the hnds of traitorous globalist fascists prtnding to represent the workers they despise and hate . Getting rid and of the UN quislings and their foul agenda . You have to clean the site up before you build a new future .
    Reminds me of Nigel Farage when asked about his maifesto he replied,we dont have one every manifesto I have ever read was apack of lies and we dont lie .
    The left will present the same lying crap as policies at the next election,just because it keeps failing doesnt make it a failure
    like therese may presenting the EU dictat four times ,she must be a leftie .

  29. Atoms for Peace

    Waiting for the ALP to appear on the TV show “Botched”

  30. Spider

    I’d like to see Morrison announce that next years Tax Department return will include an option where people who believe in climate change action can voluntarily contribute multiples of $100 to a climate fund.

    Then he can say look I’ve listened and heard some of you are passionate about climate change. Here’s a direct way to show how much you care.

  31. Atoms for Peace

    Bruce, Numbers of course meant other people’s money. He’s still febrile after Satuday night.

  32. Infidel Tiger

    Real Mark Latham

    @RealMarkLatham
    2m2 minutes ago
    More Real Mark Latham Retweeted Meshel Laurie

    Earlier this year Meshel Laurie was in the media with the sob-story of how her life had fallen apart as she was on the piss every night.
    Rest easy Australians, our great country is in much better shape than this train wreck of a thing.

    LOL!

  33. Stimpson J. Cat

    Holy sh$t Latho is not wasting any time.
    High Energy!

  34. Waddabout da Cloymutt?

    The LNP looks like being a vote short in the senate.
    They will have give some of our money to the Cloymutt to buy a green vote.

  35. Infidel Tiger

    What the hell did Albo do with Annabel Crabb?!

  36. Knuckle Dragger

    IT,

    Oh my God Latham’s good at this.

    Long may it continue.

  37. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bruce, Numbers of course meant other people’s money. He’s still febrile after Satuday night.

    Your true Lefty only ever deals in other people’s money – what’s his money is his, stays that way.

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Kerryn Phelps has conceded defeat in Wentworth. Good Riddance.

  39. thefrollickingmole

    Latho pinched my downfall, my life is now complete…

    https://twitter.com/RealMarkLatham/status/1130301174983274498

  40. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A billionaire technology investor has stunned the entire graduating class at a US university when he announced at their commencement he would pay off their student loans, estimated at $58 million.

    Robert F. Smith, this year’s commencement speaker at Morehouse College, made the announcement while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia.

    From the Oz.

  41. Spider:

    I’d like to see Morrison announce that next years Tax Department return will include an option where people who believe in climate change action can voluntarily contribute multiples of $100 to a climate fund.

    Give out a medallion with the contribution:
    Brass: $100
    Bronze: $1000
    Silver: $10,000
    Gold: $100,000
    Green: $1,000,000
    They will, of course, come with a print out file to hang on your “I love Me.” wall.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    Zulu – Yes.
    Numbers says Clive should’ve spent his dosh paying off the debt of students.
    Then he curiously said nothing about he himself paying off the HECS debt of his ex students.

  43. Woolfe

    Hey thefrollickingmole I tweeted it to him and he used it!

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Some tasty collateral damage …
    3AW football reporter on yesterday saying there were some ashen faces among AFL hierarchy at the Saturday night Essendon/Freo game.
    Apparently, instead of playing off both sides of the street, they put it all on ALP red.
    Had big bucks coming from the Liars and actively snubbed any offers of free cash from the Libs.
    I get the impression they had started employing and lettung contracts based on Liars cash.
    Karma.

  45. Infidel Tiger

    Latho pinched my downfall, my life is now complete…

    https://twitter.com/RealMarkLatham/status/1130301174983274498

    Is that your work?

    That is effing brilliant mate.

  46. Woolfe

    Or maybe he reads the Cat, or he could be Knumbers or Monty?

  47. Farmer Gez

    Wong Face is going to have a hard time explaining what happened to her handlers.
    I’d avoid anyone with an umbrella if I was her.

  48. Up The Workers!

    The A.L.P. talent scouts are on the prowl.

    They need an altogether better class of village idiot than the last one.

    No more players of ‘consent-deficient’ horizontal-jogging with minors; maybe the convicted-criminal former heroin-dealers’ missus is the way to go; or the freshly rubbed-and-tugged brothel-hopping gutter-crawler from the True Thai Rub-and-Tuggery; or even the former A.L.P. Minister for People-Smuggler Franchising and Porous Boarders who drowned two thousand International Centrelink-Seeking aspiring Labor voters in an awesome display of typical A.L.P.-style “competence”.

    When it comes to the future Leaders of our Federal Idiocracy, they’re always spoiled for choice in the Australian Liars Party.

  49. Knuckle Dragger

    So a male penis enthusiast was sacked by his company for under-performance and ‘excessive socialising’, whatever that means.

    The gent concerned then took the matter to court claiming his boss repeatedly tried to ‘misgender’ him by saying ‘Good morning ladies’ whenever he greeted his staff. This was humiliating and distressing, apparently.

    The matter was, appropriately, turfed. Broken link at the Bun.

  50. Confused Old Misfit

    GoT spoilers?
    Anyone?

  51. bespoke

    All the following student’s will expect the same. The Uni will double its intake next year.

  52. Woolfe

    More Latham

    Real Mark Latham

    @RealMarkLatham
    39m
    39 minutes ago

    Maybe Labor should think of Chris Bowen as its new leader, as he’s the one Shadow Minister the public really listened to.
    When he said, “If you don’t like our policies, don’t vote for them”, that’s what people did.

  53. Leigh Lowe

    The other thing political journalists can’t do is arithmetic.
    There are 150 seats in the HoR.
    Some are saying you need 77 for a clear majority because they are very cleverly across the need to provide a speaker.
    Newsflash. The speaker become a neutral … he/she doesn’t flip to the opposition benches.
    So … a prima-facie result of 76 Coalition:74 Liars (=150) gives a majority.
    After a speaker is elected from the Libs it becomes 75 Coalition:74 Liars:1 speaker (=150).
    Of course, having a couple of spares discourages any wannabe Julia Banks types from getting all antsy.

  54. Leigh Lowe

    Maybe Labor should think of Chris Bowen as its new leader, as he’s the one Shadow Minister the public really listened to.
    When he said, “If you don’t like our policies, don’t vote for them”, that’s what people did.

    Ha, ha, yes.
    Lot’s of similar stuff flying around on Soshul Meeja.

  55. Mother Lode

    What, you mean like Hawkie?

    Thing is that Hawke actually was a drunk.

  56. John Comnenus

    LL now 151 seats

  57. Pedro the Ignorant

    WA Cats who have yesterday’s Sunday Times, have a look at page 11, “Libs hold in country”.

    The headline is totally misleading, reporter Jaker (sic) Waddell gushes for about 60% of his report about Senator Pat Dodson “Labor’s star recruit in 2016″ and his impending installation as as the nation’s first Indigenous Affairs Minister.

    He quotes Dodson: ” It is pretty daunting, but it is a great honour. . . “, “. . . First Nations Minister is a big honour and I have no illusions about the challenges” and more drivel about the Uluru statement and how he will spend OPM on jobs, education etc..

    It is to laugh. Hohohohoho.

    These arrogant clowns believed they were a shoo-in and had already planned the move to power.

    Schadenboners abound.

  58. Infidel Tiger

    Interesting checking the turnout in some of the seats.

    It varies by 10-15% from seat to seat. That is huge.

  59. Woolfe

    Hey Pedro I thought Dodson was Irish?

  60. DrBeauGan

    Thanks to Bill Shorten getting clobbered, I’m $15,500 better off this morning. That’s the share market.

    Thanks to everyone who voted against him.

  61. Atoms for Peace

    The next time some woke person of the left dismisses the issue of transgenders in female sports, remind them of how their sense of loss on Saturday night felt.

  62. Stimpson J. Cat

    Thanks to everyone who voted against him.

    You are very welcome.
    Spend it on cigars and doorknockers.

  63. Pedro the Ignorant

    Hey Pedro I thought Dodson was Irish?

    To be sure, to be sure, Bruvva.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hey Pedro I thought Dodson was Irish?

    Father was an Irish shearer, mother was Malay/Aboriginal.

  65. Leigh Lowe

    John Comnenus

    #3019921, posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    LL now 151 seats

    Ah, OK.
    I found an AEC source saying 150 (must be old).
    Even so, 76/75 is a majority, because the speaker can tie-break.

  66. twostix

    Real Mark Latham Retweeted Meshel Laurie

    Earlier this year Meshel Laurie was in the media with the sob-story of how her life had fallen apart as she was on the piss every night.
    Rest easy Australians, our great country is in much better shape than this train wreck of a thing.

    hahahaha

    How is today even real?

  67. Helen

    Frydenchickenburger repeated to Bazza on insiders the policy they took to the election re klimate change. Meeting the C02 reduction levels, more solar and a big battery out East somewhere.

    There were other things, too. But he also said it could not be at the expense of reliabilty – so there is the out.

    Reliable power first. Maybe. We will see.

  68. thefrollickingmole

    Woolfe
    #3019904, posted on May 20, 2019 at 12:54 pm
    Hey thefrollickingmole I tweeted it to him and he used it!

    Cheers wolfie

    IT

    All my own work, I want sure how “sweary” I could get so just snuk in ratfuckers…

  69. DrBeauGan

    Thanks to everyone who voted against him.

    You are very welcome.
    Spend it on cigars and doorknockers.

    I already have a great doorknocker, Stimpy, but it’s going on cigars and getting me to Cuba.

  70. mh

    Telegraph declaring majority government.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    With 151 seats, the prima facie result looks like:

    Coalition 77

    Left parties …
    Liars 68
    Greens 1
    Stegall 1
    Indi independent 1
    Hobart H!tler Youth Movement 1
    “Centre” alliance (Xenophon) 1

    Others
    Hatter 1 (can be bought with Agrarian socialist cash)

    So, if all the independents line up with the Liars, it is a prima-facie position of 77:74.
    After speaker that is 76:74.
    If one crosses the floor, the speaker can tie-break.

  72. David from Canberra

    Do any cats know how the large number of pre-poll votes went? Were they pro-LNP, pro Lab/Green, or did they mirror the overall vote for the seat? Curious to know if early voters were motivated one way or the other.

  73. notafan

    Ignore numbers on Cuba DrBG

    take toilet paper, tissues. hand sanitiser and both over the counter medications and scripts including a generic antibiotic with multiple repeats.

    Even if they say they have them if they are made in-country the quality will be dubious.

    I doubt you will be allowed to see the real Cuba but you can try.

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Speaking of floor crossers, perhaps it is time someone had a fireside chat with Trumble to remind him of the illegality of offering inducements (or threats) to MPs to influence their vote.

  75. Stimpson J. Cat

    All my own work, I want sure how “sweary” I could get so just snuk in ratfuckers…

    Kevin approves.

  76. Leigh Lowe

    78 seats would be great.
    It would neutralise the wannabe Julia Banksy types.

  77. Stimpson J. Cat

    getting me to Cuba.

    Why?
    We’ve got enough Commies here.
    I can teach you to Salsa if I can still remember.

  78. Leigh Lowe

    All my own work, I want sure how “sweary” I could get so just snuk in ratfuckers…

    I did laugh.
    I liked the theme of the crosses he had to bear from his own side … having to resist the daily urge to choke Kokoda Kevni.

  79. Shatterzzz

    The news has reached Berlin …… let the “Downfall” begin!
    http://captiongenerator.com/1396842/Tits-loses

  80. DrBeauGan

    Thanks, Notafan. I shall follow your advice.

    I too doubt if I will.be allowed to see the real Cuba. But I’ll try.

  81. DrBeauGan

    We’ve got enough Commies here.
    I can teach you to Salsa if I can still remember.

    I’m not going to see the commies, Stimpy. I’m going for the cigars. And to talk to ordinary people if they let me.

    I thought salsa was something you dipped chips in.

  82. notafan

    I forget, South America, water purification tablets.

  83. Stimpson J. Cat

    I thought salsa was something you dipped chips in.

    You can also dip hot chicks in Salsa too.

  84. DrBeauGan

    I forget, South America, water purification tablets.

    I never drink the water in thirdworld countries. I brush my teeth in diet coke. From a sealed can.

    If they don’t sell cans of diet coke, I’m stuffed.

  85. Arky

    I hate those Hitler parody things.
    But that one was alright.
    I suppose.

  86. Ignore numbers on Cuba DrBG

    Intriguing – I have never given any advice on staying healthy in Cuba.
    It’s one of the safest and healthiest destinations around.

    take toilet paper, tissues. hand sanitiser and both over the counter medications and scripts including a generic antibiotic with multiple repeats.

    I took these items, but didn’t need them.
    But then, I’m pretty healthy and have a cast iron stomach.

    I doubt you will be allowed to see the real Cuba but you can try.

    Nobody stopped us from going anywhere we wanted too.
    Just don’t take photos of military installations – much like anywhere else.

  87. Knuckle Dragger

    Excellent banner.

    The black-throated finch can move or die.

    I’ve given them an option. The ball’s in their court.

  88. notafan

    You sneered about the toilet paper and make all the usual fatuous claims about Cuba’s health care system

    As for the rest

    DrBG isn’t a seagull tourist like you

    What you can take risks with depends on where you go and where you stay and how long you stay for,.

    You might be delusional enough to risk taking medication produced in a third world country

    Sensible people don’t

  89. 2dogs

    GoT spoilers?
    Anyone?

    Jon stabs Dany.
    Dragon melts Iron Throne.
    Bran Stark gets elected King, appoints Tyrion as hand.

  90. notafan

    Don’t let Cuba’s heavy annual rainfall fool you into thinking the island has an unlimited amount of water. Quite the opposite, in fact! Cuba is currently in the grips of a shortage of drinkable water.

    As a general rule, you should avoid tap water when drinking water in Cuba.

    eating in cuba

  91. John Comnenus

    Geez, who knew the black throated finch can only survive in the couple of sq Km that will be the mine. Obviously they couldn’t fly 500m in any direction because the Adani micro climate is soooooo unique.

  92. Spider

    It is striking the number of Left leaning friends on Facebook angry, yes angry, at their fellow Australians for lacking compassion, not caring about the environment and only being concerned with money.

    They are truly dumbfounded by democracy.

    I can’t imagine the opposite if Shorten had won. People might have expressed concern at the policies that might be implemented but right of centre folk don’t generally get on Facebook and say the rest of Australia are evil and dumb.

    It just confirms how the Left see politics as personal.

  93. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bullshit.
    The Dwarf marries the Dragon and they fly off into the sunset together.

  94. stackja

    The angry private is a risky traveller.

  95. bespoke

    Cheers Arky, I needed something to put me to sleep tonight.

  96. Atoms for Peace

    Stimpson..Tits jumps out of a cake at the last Red wedding

  97. notafan

    anyone have Netflix recommendations?

    I tried ‘Shetland’ last night, based on the novels of Anne Cleeves which I have not read but the plot was so terribly thin I couldn’t bear it.

    First of all a 19 year old having sufficient funds to buy a new boat in 1946 would have been the sixth wonder of the world in a poverty stricken place like the Shetlands, and the rest of the plot was just as thin.

    Did like Undercover (organised crime) which although a bit unbelievable (too much police bumbling) is actually based on a true story, I guess in truth the Belgian police bumbling does add to the authenticity, the dubbed voices grated a bit too, my son binge watched the entire thing I still have a couple of episodes to catch.

  98. Eyrie

    “I hate those Hitler parody things.
    But that one was alright.
    I suppose.”
    Probably pretty accurate about how it really went.

  99. Arky

    I needed something to put me to sleep tonight

    ..
    Has the wiff of phony about him, that dude.
    Putting you to sleep would be about it.

  100. Stimpson J. Cat

    anyone have Netflix recommendations?

    No.
    Netflix is cancer.
    I’ll email you a book to read tonight via my Blog Librarian.

  101. Arky

    I’m only 20 minutes in and I want to bash him already.

  102. notafan

    I may have called Chisholm too soon

    With under 150 votes separating Chisholm at the moment, in the Liberals favour, I wouldn’t expect you have heard the last about the Chinese language signs mimicking AEC colours saying to vote Liberal 1 and then number the others which were seen around Chisholm voting booths on Saturday.

    Labor has launched an official complaint to the AEC, but there is also talk – and I stress, it is just talk at this stage – of a potential court challenge over the signs.

  103. Mother Lode

    Geez, who knew the black throated finch can only survive in the couple of sq Km that will be the mine.

    In the progressive mind ‘the finch was there first’. They attribute human sensibility to animals, and reduce humans to biochemistry which is molded like putty by society.

    A finch has a soul, while humans are beasts.

    You have seen that film clip of the hippies crying and wailing over felled trees – just imagine what kind of muddled thinking that requires, and what traits they posit, what feelings, what consciousness, they think trees possess.

  104. notafan

    stimpy I have books

    trust me on this

    Sometimes I like to watch TV (now my kids have given me Netflix and I have worked out how to use it) but free to air is dead to me so finding show on Netflix is an important part of of my life atm 🙂

  105. Arky

    At 22 minutes he is just babbling total bullshit now.

  106. notafan

    Incidentally the complained of signs were not at the Chisholm booth I volunteered at
    Of course Labor says many where other people say one

  107. notafan

    At the Oz

    Labor miffed because they didn’t think of it

    He said the posters read “the correct way to vote is to put a number 1 next to the Liberals and number every other box”, and appear to be written like an official AEC instruction to voters.

    “This is a rort. The Libs are trying to trick Chinese voters. Morrison’s Libs should never have approved these signs,” he tweeted on Saturday.

    AEC spokesman Evan Ekin-Smyth said the posters did not need to be taken down as they were properly authorised and no laws had been breached.

    “We don’t own the colour purple, and it’s not possible to do that. They just need to be appropriately authorised, which they are,” Ekin-Smyth.

    “While clearly the AEC would prefer no-one uses purple and (makes posters) to look like an AEC (poster), people can make posters so long as they are authorised appropriately.

  108. duncanm

    thefrollickingmole
    #3019894, posted on May 20, 2019 at 12:46 pm
    Latho pinched my downfall, my life is now complete…

    excellent work, mole.

    None of you loyal comrades would treat me like I treated you… would you?

  109. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sometimes I like to watch TV (now my kids have given me Netflix and I have worked out how to use it) but free to air is dead to me so finding show on Netflix is an important part of of my life atm 🙂

    Sigh. OK.
    The Bodyguard
    Deep State
    Black Sails

  110. Some History

    Kerryn Phelps has conceded defeat in Wentworth. Good Riddance.

    Na na na na,
    na na na na,
    hey hey-ey,
    goodbye

  111. Stimpson J. Cat

    And don’t tell me you don’t like Pirates, everyone likes Pirates, not just me.
    Everyone.

  112. notafan

    None of you loyal comrades would treat me like I treated you… would you?

    That was the only bit that didn’t ring true

    The rest was great

  113. Fleeced

    I’ll email you a book to read tonight via my Blog Librarian.

    Netflix is OK, but I watch very little of it now.

    In books, I’m about to start on Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence. It’s the last in the trilogy after Red Sister and Grey Sister. I then intend to start on The Siege of Tel Aviv – the latter being pulled by the publisher because Jew-haters wanted it banned.

    Iran leads five armies in a brutal victory over Israel, which ceases to exist. Within hours, its leaders are rounded up and murdered, the IDF is routed, and the country’s six million Jews concentrated in Tel Aviv, which becomes a starving ghetto. While the US and the West sit by, Israel’s enemies prepare to kill off the entire population.

    On the eve of genocide, Tel Aviv makes one last attempt to save itself, as an Israeli businessman, a gangster, and a cross-dressing fighter pilot put together a daring plan to counterattack. Will it succeed?

    Could be crap – only bought it because of the contraversy… but like I said, I’m reading Holy Sister first (Book of the Ancestor series).

  114. notafan

    Thanks Stimpy Bodyguard was great

    I’ll check out the other two

  115. bundyrumju

    It seems to me the left has gone into a total frenzy since ssm was made law?

    Maybe just a coincidence.

  116. Woolfe

    Notafan,
    If you like British detectives try Marcella, Bodyguard and River. The Fall is also good.

  117. DrBeauGan

    Has the wiff of phony about him, that dude.

    Agree, Arky. Lot of straw men getting beaten to death.

  118. notafan

    Thank you Woolfe

    Halfway through the Fall, two more for my list though

  119. duncanm

    notafan
    #3020005, posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:13 pm
    anyone have Netflix recommendations?

    Try Fortitude on SBS streaming.

    I understand it gets a bit silly, but the first season is pretty riveting stuff.. a real bunch of well-written weirdos.

  120. DrBeauGan

    Black Sails

    Dreary and disappointing unless you’re desperate for tit and bum. Somehow, I doubt if Notafan is.

  121. Fleeced

    Try Fortitude on SBS streaming.

    If we’re talking SBS streaming, check out The Orville. Kind of like the Star Trek of old, but also funny.

  122. bespoke

    1735099
    #3019981, posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:52 pm
    Intriguing – I have never given any advice on staying healthy in Cuba.

    Oops!

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dreary and disappointing unless you’re desperate for tit and bum. Somehow, I doubt if Notafan is.

    Shut up it’s Pirates.
    I’m raising awareness for Pirates.

  124. Woolfe

    Yea on SBS am enjoying Berlin Station, The Bureau, The Typist. //Facechook off

  125. Stimpson J. Cat

    check out The Orville. Kind of like the Star Trek of old, but also funny.

    It’s literally Seth McFarlane Star Trek.
    He nails the tone and style of the good old series exactly.
    They must absolutely hate him.

  126. Des Deskperson

    You probable thought that all the ACT seats went to Labor because public servants Labor its seem n to be softer on APS jobs and conditions.

    No. According to ANU Professor John Warhurst, via the ABC, it’s because we are smarter, harder to fool and have sensible values:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-19/federal-election-canberra-candidates-safe-seat-labor-win/11124348

    “Higher academic qualifications tend to be more Labor than Coalition — and the ACT would have a high percentage of those with a university education and perhaps even a postgraduate university education.

    “The ACT also tends to be more secular than many other parts of the country, and churchgoers tend to be more conservative than those who are not regular churchgoers or those who are not believers at all.”

    And it’s more ‘nuanced’ that just APS employee self-interest:

    “You’re in a job where you’re a government servant, and therefore you presumably believe that government has a role in a mixed economy like Australia. It’s a bit of values as well as self interest… ‘

  127. LNP Insider

    “We don’t own the colour purple, and it’s not possible to do that. They just need to be appropriately authorised, which they are,” Ekin-Smyth.

    “While clearly the AEC would prefer no-one uses purple and (makes posters) to look like an AEC (poster), people can make posters so long as they are authorised appropriately.

    I’m sure the AEC advocated the same position when Phelps used purple during the Wentworth by election…

  128. Des Deskperson

    ‘If you like British detectives try Marcella, Bodyguard and River. The Fall is also good.’

    Meanwhile the ABC’s detective series ‘Harrow’ is maintaining its enviable reputation as cliche-rindden and puerile.

  129. Fleeced

    He nails the tone and style of the good old series exactly.
    They must absolutely hate him.

    He’s had quite a few Trek actors on there, too.

    Word is that it’s popularity is what prompted them to make the Picard series that’s coming out. I don’t mind Star Trek Discovery, but it’s not “real” Star Trek, is it?

    In many ways, Orville is more realistic. It’s basically Star Trek, but if people were still kinda dicks. Plus he finds plenty of excuses to include 80s soundtracks and whatnot. And he doesn’t try to be too creative with plot – he sticks to standard tropes, which is strangely lacking in the current crop of sci-fi (or TV shows in general). There’s a reason those tropes exist in the first place.

  130. Des Deskperson

    Err..

    See Labor as being softer on APS jobs and conditions….

  131. LNP Insider

    Some tasty collateral damage …
    3AW football reporter on yesterday saying there were some ashen faces among AFL hierarchy at the Saturday night Essendon/Freo game.
    Apparently, instead of playing off both sides of the street, they put it all on ALP red.
    Had big bucks coming from the Liars and actively snubbed any offers of free cash from the Libs.
    I get the impression they had started employing and lettung contracts based on Liars cash.
    Karma.

    Football Queensland has employed former ALP Minister Phil Reeves in government relations and was boasting how much got pledged Labor pledged. When talking to club and regional officials they stated if Labor got in thry would be well iff, though the Libs ard also giving them something.

    I think they m as y also be glum this morning.

  132. mh

    Re Tits loses

    Good stuff, mole.

    😂

  133. DrBeauGan

    Shut up it’s Pirates.
    I’m raising awareness for Pirates.

    Let me help by telling a story, handed down the generations, of one of my ancestors who was a pirate.

    He used to sit, smoking a long clay pipe and drinking rum, surrounded by grandchildren sitting at his feet. “Tell us, grandpa,” they would beg him, “Tell us what it was like to walk the decks of a pirate ship, with a cutlass in your belt, and a parrot on your shoulder.”

    But all he would say was:
    “Arrgh, the cleanin’ bills, they was dreadful.”

  134. Infidel Tiger

    I have somehow ended up on a neighbourhood WhatsApp group.

    Middle aged ladies in our street are now sharing videos of birds with the group to console themselves over the Climate Crisis.

    Wealthy white females are truly the dumbest fucks on the planet.

  135. Leigh Lowe

    Football Queensland has employed former ALP Minister Phil Reeves in government relations and was boasting how much got pledged Labor pledged. When talking to club and regional officials they stated if Labor got in thry would be well iff, though the Libs ard also giving them something.

    I get the impression that, in the case of the AFL, it was not a case of one offer being better than another.
    This could be wrong, but I was left with the clear impression that Gillon McPolo-Pony had given the middle finger to the LNP to demonstrate his undying love for the Schorten Vun Thousand Year Reich.
    Apparently a few club officials were a tad angry with McPolo-Pony.

  136. twostix

    “Higher academic qualifications tend to be more Labor than Coalition — and the ACT would have a high percentage of those with a university education and perhaps even a postgraduate university education.

    “Then suddenly, for no reason at all, Pol Pot ordered all of the academics be rounded up.”

  137. notafan

    I don’t have pirate ancestors though I do have privateer ancestors

    Mine didn’t operate in the Caribbean though

    Thanks for the heads up re Black Sails Dr BG

    That was the one thing I didn’t like about Mindhunter

  138. BrettW

    Alan Jones made a good point this morning. Said quite a few previous safe Labor seats are now marginal.

    Chris Smith via SMH article just said Tanya won’t run for leader.

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Des Deskperson

    #3020054, posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    You probable thought that all the ACT seats went to Labor because public servants Labor its seem n to be softer on APS jobs and conditions.

    No. According to ANU Professor John Warhurst, via the ABC, it’s because we are smarter, harder to fool and have sensible values:

    Shorter version.
    We’re not a Basket of Deplorables.

  140. Atoms for Peace

    Is there a correlation between light rail location and peak voter stupidity ?

  141. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dreary

    When I discovered that most of the songs were designed to time how long it takes to literally pull rope it broke my heart.

  142. Dr Faustus

    Meanwhile the ABC’s detective series ‘Harrow’ is maintaining its enviable reputation as cliche-rindden and puerile.

    Excruciating.
    (And apparently sold all over the world.)

  143. Woolfe

    Rumour has it if Helen gives the OK (via CCP) then Joel Fitzgibbon may put his hands up.

  144. Leigh Lowe

    BrettW

    #3020072, posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Alan Jones made a good point this morning. Said quite a few previous safe Labor seats are now marginal.

    Yes, I thought that on Saturday night through the Cabernet fog.
    A lot of previously 6-7% Liars seats were less than 1%.
    No immediate effect electorally, but it spreads the resources a bit thinner next campaigning time.
    Politically, though, I can see a lot of nervous 1 percenters getting up on their hind legs and braying loudly whenever “Stop Adani” gets a run.

  145. Infidel Tiger

    Dizzy Izzy’s not appealing (excuse the pun).

    He’s going straight to the Supreme Court you dunce.

    We knew this last week.

  146. Mitch M.

    In many ways, Orville is more realistic. It’s basically Star Trek, but if people were still kinda dicks. Plus he finds plenty of excuses to include 80s soundtracks and whatnot. And he doesn’t try to be too creative with plot – he sticks to standard tropes, which is strangely lacking in the current crop of sci-fi (or TV shows in general). There’s a reason those tropes exist in the first place.

    What I like about Orville is the absence of the grandiosity that permeates so much Star Trek, especially Next Generation which I hated. The best Star Trek series was Enterprise, if only because it portrayed the cast as much more prone to human foibles. Orville is about ordinary people just doing a job and stuffing up the way ordinary people do but Next Generation they were all so bloody wonderful people. What I don’t like about Orville is the huge plot holes.

    If you want some different Scifi with creative ideas and good production quality have a look at the Dust channel on youtube. Short Scifis and some gems in there.

  147. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3020067, posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    I have somehow ended up on a neighbourhood WhatsApp group.

    Middle aged ladies in our street …

    The group isn’t called “Cougars for Climate” or somesuch, is it?

  148. Woolfe

    No you idiot he is going straight to the High Court.

  149. DrBeauGan

    Higher academic qualifications tend to be more Labor than Coalition — and the ACT would have a high percentage of those with a university education and perhaps even a postgraduate university education.

    Arts degrees. They don’t count.

  150. bespoke

    Folau should have done what he’s told then bitch endlessly fifty years later.

  151. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dizzy Izzy’s not appealing (excuse the pun).

    Christians 0
    Lions 1

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Dizzy Izzy’s not appealing (excuse the pun).

    He’s going straight to the Supreme Court you dunce.

    We knew this last week.

    Exactly.
    Why do you reckon the Vicar was bleating about legal fees taking the Rugger jerseys off little kiddies backs?
    Jeez, I would love ScoMo to step in and say he would provide free jerseys for all the kiddies with “Jesus Lives” on the back.

  153. “1735099
    #3020078, posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm
    Dizzy Izzy’s not appealing (excuse the pun).”

    You are such a fucking idiot.

  154. Chris Smith via SMH article just said Tanya won’t run for leader.

    Wow.
    Who has the videos? (or receipts?)

  155. 1735099

    Plibersek’s not contesting the leadership.
    Apologies to those clairvoyants who “knew this last week.”

  156. Helen

    Wow.
    Who has the videos? (or receipts?)

    They must be bad – given Albo’s liking for happy endings.

  157. Stimpson J. Cat

    Chris Smith via SMH article just said Tanya won’t run for leader.

    Yes!!!!
    #TrueThai2023

  158. Leigh Lowe

    BrettW

    #3020072, posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Chris Smith via SMH article just said Tanya won’t run for leader.

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.
    The hand-grenade (sans pin) continues to be tossed back and forth across the caucus room.

  159. Infidel Tiger

    Plibersek’s not contesting the leadership.
    Apologies to those clairvoyants who “knew this last week.”

    Last week you were building a Shrine to Shorten.

    How’d that work out, dumbo?

  160. 1735099

    You are such a fucking idiot

    .
    You are such a potty mouthed whiner.

  161. Concede numbo.
    You now (officially) belong to a fringe minority group.

  162. Leigh Lowe

    Chris Smith via SMH article just said Tanya won’t run for leader.

    Doesn’t want to expose hubby to the death penalty if they have to travel to the Phillipines or Indonesia?

  163. DrBeauGan

    I should technically have said teat and bum, but Percy is the only one here who knows the correct spelling.

  164. 1735099

    Last week you were building a shrine to Shorten.

    Show me where I posted anything at all about Shorten last week.

  165. Fisky

    Plibersek is not the type to get out front, put her policies in front of the people, engage and argue for them. It’s not her style. Just look at the contempt she shows to anyone who even dares ask her which policies Labor should change/drop after each election loss.

    Nah, her M.O. is to hang back and manipulate things behind the scenes, run interference against any possible outbreak of reason on the Labor ranks, flounce and pout in the caucus room and morally pressure the Right wing into taking unelectable positions (like open borders). If they get into government and try to hold the line on boat turnbacks, she’ll leak like crazy until the national security committee becomes dysfunctional and the boats start arriving again. A nasty hater who has not got over the Cold War – like Doug Cameron.

  166. bespoke

    Next Generation which I hated. The best Star Trek series was Enterprise, if only because it portrayed the cast as much more prone to human foibles.

    Hated ‘Generation’ The pampas arrogance reminded me of the UN and the actors moved like puppets. Enterprise was OK but I wish it was along the lines of the alternative universe shows.

  167. “You are such a potty mouthed whiner.”

    No, I just write the truth…..unlike you. Truth is something you’re totally unfamiliar with.

  168. Fisky

    Also. Plibersek’s husband. Come on, how will they hold a single seat in Western Sydney if he’s the next First Man.

  169. Stimpson J. Cat

    Also. Plibersek’s husband. Come on, how will they hold a single seat in Western Sydney if he’s the next First Man.

    I wouldn’t say no to free Heroin.

  170. 1735099

    You now officially belong to a fringe minority group.

    No. Labor scored more first preference votes nationally than Liberal.
    Then came the Nats.
    That’s why it’s called a Coalition.
    The true fringe groups are the AC supporters and Anning’s crew.
    Lizzie is one of the former, and there are some of the latter (the true Harpics) lurking here.

  171. bundyrumju

    Well said fisky, the liars are in the nearly same position as the dims in the USA.

  172. twostix

    No. Labor scored more first preference votes nationally than Liberal.

    Not in Toowoomba they didn’t. That’s One Nation territory up there.

    Say Bob, does your community know what you think of them?

  173. Dr Faustus

    Plibersek:

    “At this point, I cannot reconcile the important responsibilities I have to my family with the additional responsibilities of the Labor leadership.

    “I know some people will be disappointed with this decision.

    “I intend to continue as deputy leader until the leadership is determined.”

    Family responsibilities you say?
    How’s that going to work when the equal pay debate breaks out again?

  174. bespoke

    If that racist Wong gets in they are doomed?

  175. twostix

    These people aren’t insane at all:

    Then again…

    Van Badham
    ‏Verified account @vanbadham
    1h1 hour ago

    Because the greens are a arrogant cult of politically ineffective nincompoops who literally cost us the election in 4 Queensland seats by physically driving a carnival of the worst possible hippie stereotype straight into it. Next question.

    Is this the best day ever?

  176. Atoms for Peace

    Instead of hot potato, the Caucus is playing pass the cold pie. Nobody wants it

  177. twostix

    None of the Labor royalty want to risk 12 years as opposition leader like Shorten just did.

    They’re exhausted.

  178. BrettW

    Joel Fitzgibbon standing for leadership.

    His electorate of Hunter, a mining area, was big swing against him. Wonder if he saw it coming. I think it was the area where ON got a very big vote.

  179. Stimpson J. Cat

    Because the greens are a arrogant cult of politically ineffective nincompoops who literally cost us the election in 4 Queensland seats by physically driving a carnival of the worst possible hippie stereotype straight into it. Next question.

    I knew there was in Good in her…
    She’s exactly like Darth Vader.

  180. Arky

    Australians.
    Lets face it, all your ancestors are pirates.
    Bum pirates.

  181. Mitch M.

    At this point, I cannot reconcile the important responsibilities I have to my family with the additional responsibilities of the Labor leadership.

    She may be planning to retire at the next election.

  182. Atoms for Peace

    Twostix..she will delete that tweet methinks

  183. Mitch M.

    Because the greens are a arrogant cult of politically ineffective nincompoops who literally cost us the election in 4 Queensland seats by physically driving a carnival of the worst possible hippie stereotype straight into it. Next question.

    Conveniently ignoring the nation wide swing. Badham is a sick puppy.

  184. Dr Faustus

    “I intend to continue as deputy leader until the leadership is determined.”

    You would have to wonder about the brawling and eye gouging behind this simple statement. Particularly given the public political capital invested by Shorten and Gillard in boosting Plibersek.

    If Albanese gets up and Plibbers remains in place as Deputy, the Labor Right is going to have a fit at the prospect of both Leader and Deputy coming from Left factions.

  185. BrettW

    Uh oh, hell has frozen over.

    I agree with Van Badhams tweet above !

    Bob Brown is a legend ! ScoMo was inconsiderate not to thank him for his effort.

  186. notafan

    Tanya wants five minutes a day with her still young children

    Perhaps she might now have some insight into why women’s lifetime earnings don’t match that of men.

  187. cohenite

    No. Labor scored more first preference votes nationally than Liberal.

    Clever prick aren’t you; liberal maybe but not the LNP.

    Now piss off.

  188. Infidel Tiger

    Joel Fitzgibbon standing for leadership.

    His electorate of Hunter, a mining area, was big swing against him. Wonder if he saw it coming. I think it was the area where ON got a very big vote.

    Joel’s a few thousand pre-poll votes from losing his seat to a heavily tattooed miner from One Nation.

  189. The ABC seems a tad p1ssed off with the election outcome.

    No bias to be seen there. /sarcoff

  190. DrBeauGan

    I think you can still claim pirate ancestry, Notafan. A privateer is just a pirate with a license.

  191. John Constantine

    Climate change risk management is becoming a factor for public boards.

    Local regulators and the ASX are beginning to follow overseas examples demanding that companies start including some recognition of the risk the impacts of climate change could have on their bottom line.

    Banking regulator APRA, corporate regulator ASIC, the RBA, the ASX and in April 2017 a Senate committee all outlined early stances, and all in some respect referencing recommendations last year from the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) led by former UK Reserve Bank governor Mark Carney.

    In September last year ASIC took apart 60 ASX300 companies and 25 IPO prospectuses for not doing enough to tell investors about the threat of climate change to their businesses, in the “Climate risk disclosure by Australia’s listed companies” report.

    And finally, in March Noel Hutley QC updated his landmark opinion from 2016 on climate change legal risks. Hutley and Sebastian Hartford Davison say individual company directors are increasingly exposed to climate change litigation.

    Their left can lose the climate change election, but still use the resources of the State to win the climate change lawfare.

    Comrades.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    cohenite

    #3020138, posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    No. Labor scored more first preference votes nationally than Liberal.

    Clever prick aren’t you; liberal maybe but not the LNP.

    Now piss off.

    Ha, yes, that was the “evidence” of the great election heist in Van Sandwiches twatter feed linked above.
    Looked at Liberal vs Labour but neatly avoided scanning down to include Nationals and combined LNP (Queensland).

  193. calli

    Hi Cats. From the lounge at SYD. Next stop Bali.

    I see we had a visitation on the OOT from Doomie – I know what he said and I heartily concur.

    Yep. The trifecta.
    Geoffrey Rush’s glorious victory.
    Election result.
    Pell’s vindication.

    Also the notion that Abbott took the fall and drew fire – he may not have known it at the time, but I suspect over time it will be seen that way. The big picture is always the most beautiful one.

  194. Leigh Lowe

    At this point, I cannot reconcile the important responsibilities I have to my family with the additional responsibilities of the Labor leadership.

    Must be tough when the hubby can’t drive across town to pick up the kids from private school because of the ankle bracelet.

  195. calli

    These threads are like quicksilver. Aaaand…are those Adani Finches?

  196. “calli
    #3020150, posted on May 20, 2019 at 3:52 pm
    Hi Cats. From the lounge at SYD. Next stop Bali.

    I see we had a visitation on the OOT from Doomie – I know what he said and I heartily concur.

    Yep. The trifecta.
    Geoffrey Rush’s glorious victory.
    Election result.
    Pell’s vindication.

    Also the notion that Abbott took the fall and drew fire – he may not have known it at the time, but I suspect over time it will be seen that way. The big picture is always the most beautiful one.”

    Well said darling Calli. Enjoy Bali.

  197. Mitch M.

    MAJOR BANK: THE IMMORTALITY INDUSTRY IS THE NEXT HOT INVESTMENT

    Silicon Valley has already poured huge dollars into it. The field is young but enough has been learnt to start making major strides in the next 20 years. Immortality is nonsense but anti-aging is definitely a goer.

  198. calli

    Haemorhous adanii?

    🤣

  199. Infidel Tiger:

    Earlier this year Meshel Laurie was in the media with the sob-story of how her life had fallen apart as she was on the piss every night.
    Rest easy Australians, our great country is in much better shape than this train wreck of a thing.

    At some stage I will stop celebrating. However, seeing that I will be 67 on Saturday when it looked like I was about to cash in my chips at 63, sobriety will not be resident in this house for a while!

  200. Atoms for Peace

    I heard that the finches were taken out by EVs as the birds couldn’t hear them coming

  201. Clever prick aren’t you; liberal maybe but not the LNP.

    You don’t have to be very clever to detect and call out bullshit here.
    All that’s necessary is a reading age of 12 and the capacity to add and subtract.
    The bottom line is that more Australians voted first preference Labor than any other party.
    To claim that a Labor voter is a member of a fringe minority group is complete and utter bullshit.
    Total first preference votes in order –
    ALP – 4,009,733
    Liberal – 3,282,443
    Liberal National Party – 1,005,070
    The Greens – 1,189,341
    The Nationals – 579,416

    OTOH, the real “fringe minority groups” are –
    Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party – 62,811
    Rise Up Australia Party – 10,974

  202. DrBeauGan

    Happy birthday for Saturday, Winston.

    I celebrate my birthday every day. Just a suggestion.

  203. Slayer of Memes

    Something for all those bitter Leftists to consider:

    When people get shouted down for their views, they don’t change them… they just keep quiet.

    And then they vote.

    So by all means, keep calling those who voted for LNP ‘deplorables’ etc…

    …and we will vote again next time.

  204. notafan

    I think you can still claim pirate ancestry, Notafan. A privateer is just a pirate with a license.

    Also fishing ancestors

  205. DrBeauGan

    Also fishing ancestors

    So you can probably claim smugglers, too. 😁

  206. Leigh Lowe

    At some stage I will stop celebrating. However, seeing that I will be 67 on Saturday when it looked like I was about to cash in my chips at 63, sobriety will not be resident in this house for a while!

    IT claimed to have the world’s biggest hangover on Sunday.
    I would like to lodge my entry.
    Mrs L had a bit of a win on Saturday. Someone at the bottlo had priced a 1500 ml bottle of red at the 750 ml price.
    I opened it about 10:30.
    When I got up Sunday the hall clock was stopped at 2:45 (the striking wakes me up) and the 1500 ml bottle was bone dry on the lounge room floor.
    The last thing I remember was Magda sobbing about marriage equalidy on the after-party Drum show.

  207. Leigh Lowe

    It’s the electoral college again!!!
    Suck it up you fraud.

  208. Bruce in WA

    This would have been a better spend of Clive’s money.

    Probably true … but it’s his money and he’s free to spend it as he sees fit.

    (As much as I detest the fat fu ….. never mind.)

  209. notafan

    Notorious in their day ancestors abound, trust me.

    but fishing was a reference to my pirate v privateer comment

  210. stackja

    Student assault charges against primary school teacher dismissed
    Sarah Crawford, The Daily Telegraph
    May 20, 2019 9:19am
    Subscriber only

    A teacher has been found not guilty of punching, pushing, pinching and scratching four students with a magistrate saying the children’s evidence was unreliable and in one case a, “fabrication or exaggeration,” by a boy who didn’t like her.

    The 58-year-old primary school teacher kept her head bowed as Magistrate Daniel Covington read out his judgment at Liverpool Local Court on Monday, doling out criticism to police for failing to interview adult witnesses.

    Her lawyer Ian Fraser told Mr Covington they will now ask police to pay their court costs on the grounds that the investigation was conducted, “in an unreasonable and improper manner,” by failing to take statements from witnesses — particularly adults — who were potentially in the classroom at the time.

  211. Dr Faustus

    Earlier this year Meshel Laurie was in the media with the sob-story of how her life had fallen apart as she was on the piss every night.

    Meshel (sp?) Laurie has had a lot of airtime over the past few days.

    Presumably she must be a Victorian celebrity; but it’s not immediately clear why everybody in Australia must take notice of xer opinions on national affairs.

  212. Roberto

    Must be tough when the hubby can’t drive across town to pick up the kids from private school because of the ankle bracelet.

    I just laughed so hard that I spat tea over my screen.

  213. 132andBush

    OTOH, the real “fringe minority groups” are –
    Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party – 62,811
    Rise Up Australia Party – 10,974

    How’d your favs, Socialist Alliance, go?

  214. notafan

    Toowoomba pendant prevaricator strikes again

    Liberal and Nations are a single party in Qld

    so in truth ALP are not even close

  215. Infidel Tiger

    The Coalition got 41.4% of the vote.

    ALP got 33.9%

    EAD.

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How’d your favs, Socialist Alliance, go?

    Numbers was outed on this blog as a Greens voter – close, though.

  217. Slayer of Memes

    Albo set to dump franking plan

    Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has opened the door to dumping the party’s franking credits reforms if he is elected leader, saying the policy hit people who “weren’t very wealthy”.

    Quite clearly one of the issues I think that was very difficult for us was that the measures that we were proposing about the dividend issue impacted on people’s hip pockets, and some of those, of course, weren’t very wealthy people,” he told Adelaide’s 5AA radio.

    They were people for whom a small cheque was what they paid their rates with or their car rego, or other essentials in life when it came in, so that clearly had an impact for us.

    “Quite clearly the amount of money that is going out there is the reason why we were proposing that $6 billion is unaffordable in terms of the budget to keep growing into the future, but clearly those issues are going to have to be looked at by the government itself in my view, down the track.”

    Mr Albanese was reported yesterday to be considering dumping both the franking credits and the negative gearing policies, but he would not confirm that when asked at his campaign launch yesterday in Sydney.

    Albo FINALLY comes clean about the reality of the ALP Franking Credits policy…. 2 days after the election.

    Nice.

  218. Leigh Lowe

    Hey Numbers.
    Our warmest thanks to you and your fellow Queenslanders for sticking it to the ALP good and hard.
    Well done youse!!!

  219. “notafan
    #3020175, posted on May 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm
    Toowoomba pendant prevaricator strikes again

    Liberal and Nations are a single party in Qld

    so in truth ALP are not even close”

    Notafan, Scumbers doesn’t do truth, honesty and facts.

  220. Infidel Tiger

    Queenslanders are the best!

    Except Numbers, who can go to hell.

  221. LNP Insider

    I get the impression that, in the case of the AFL, it was not a case of one offer being better than another.
    This could be wrong, but I was left with the clear impression that Gillon McPolo-Pony had given the middle finger to the LNP to demonstrate his undying love for the Schorten Vun Thousand Year Reich.
    Apparently a few club officials were a tad angry with McPolo-Pony.

    Head of Football Qld is a former head of AFL Queensland and worked for the AFL in Melbourne before that…

  222. notafan

    I looked at the booth results in Chisholm

    not surprising that the more affluent whiter suburbs have strong green primary votes

    Numbers is in fact the stereotypical green, seagulling world traveller, fancy (for Toowommba) car and so on

    So very very middle class.

  223. 132andBush

    In fact the three parties with “Socialist “ in their name have just cracked 15,000 votes nationwide.

    That’s mainstream fringe.

  224. Nelson Kidd-Players

    notafan #3020014, posted on May 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    stimpy I have books

    trust me on this

    😊

  225. Atoms for Peace

    One thing that a lot of people forget is that although we may be losing our connection with country and relos who may / may not live there anymore, a lot of us do have connections to people who are employed in mining etc. Very much so in Qld, which the ALP seems to have forgotten. Saint Bob and his travelling minstrel show certainly did !

  226. notafan

    Franking credit rebates are gifts gifts!

    So bloody obvious

    you had to be below the tax-free threshold to get them back as a refund

    Anyone who received franking credits, paid net tax and got a refund cheque could not have been affected by this measure unless Labor had some amazing sleigh of hand to declare the franking credit was the refunded amount (instead of excess Payg credit or business loss etc)

  227. Leigh Lowe

    Slayer of Memes

    #3020180, posted on May 20, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Albo set to dump franking plan

    Alt-Right Albo!!!
    My popcorn futures are looking good.

  228. Twostix:

    Because the greens are a arrogant cult of politically ineffective nincompoops who literally cost us the election in 4 Queensland seats by physically driving a carnival of the worst possible hippie stereotype straight into it. Next question.

    Is this the best day ever?

    Yes. She’s actually very perceptive.
    It will never happen again.
    a broken calender something something something.
    I’m gunna watch Alien later on. This time I reckon she’ll pull that frickin T shirt up too far and we’ll see some titty.
    Beauty, mate.
    Tssshhh another tinnie bites the dust.

  229. IT:

    Joel’s a few thousand pre-poll votes from losing his seat to a heavily tattooed miner from One Nation.

    What a fucking day!
    Ooorah!

  230. cohenite

    Turdball’s sprog rejoices:

    “I am very happy I got rid of Tony.”

    “Tony was very much a terrorist.”

    It is “expected given the complete misalignment of his politics and his electorate.”

    On the eve of the election, 9News revealed Alex Turnbull had voiced a robocall urging voters in the Sydney seat of Warringah to not give “Tony Abbott your vote.”

    In the robocall he said:

    “I’m calling to let you know that this election you have a choice.

    “You can vote for Peter Dutton’s ally Tony Abbott, who drove the coup that removed Malcolm and has been a driver of the non-stop instability of the party.

    “With people like Tony in office, there is no hope of stable government under the Liberals.

    “Or, you can vote for someone who has integrity and standing up for action on the climate crisis.

    If scomo doesn’t eject turdball and his virulent offspring from the libs he is a weak fool.

  231. Liberal and Nations are a single party in Qld
    so in truth ALP are not even close

    The point of contention wasn’t about how close the result was.
    It was that Labor voters were a “fringe minority group”.
    Given that the LNP is a Queensland only party, and that the ALP in Queensland scored 632,027, “not even close” is a bit of a stretch, especially when you consider the ALP outvoted PHON in Queensland 3 to 1.

  232. DrBeauGan

    the ALP outvoted PHON in Queensland 3 to 1.

    Now that’s something to take pride in.

  233. DrBeauGan

    Yes, it has been a terrific day. I finished up with nearly $18,000 extra on my shares.

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