Monday Forum: May 20, 2019

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1,018 Responses to Monday Forum: May 20, 2019

  1. Nick

    Don’t you care about your children?

    Ask them if they truly cared for our climate, they wouldn’t have had kids.

  2. Roger

    “I am very happy I got rid of Tony,” he told 9 News, also acknowledging the grassroots campaign behind independent victor Zali Steggall.

    Two “I”s in one sentence making a dubious claim (where does GetUp!’s funding actually come from?).

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  3. egg_

    “When did you stop beating your wife/caring for your children?”

  4. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tel
    #3020473, posted on May 20, 2019 at 7:17 pm
    Tommy Robinson is a working class lad…he is a patriot…..traditional British Labour….which is why the establishment loathe him.

    That’s correct and UKIP are now an organized party taken over by very like minded people.

    The traditional “Tory” side of the brexit movement have followed Farage.”

    Yep…I listened last week to James Delingpole’s interview with Gerard Batten, leader of UKIP…Batten confirms that Farage looks down on him as well as people like Tommy Robinson and working class people because “its a class thing”. UKIP is now full of working class people like Tommy and Sargon and Farage doesn’t like it one bit.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    No, the “result” is not what the polls convey. The polls show that x number of people being asked their voting intentions on a particular day and the aggregation is their responses. You can use a poll to make a prediction for the election, but it tjhat’s not what it’s saying.

    Alan Jones said it very early on Saturday night … “It’s not about polls. It’s about electorates.”
    OK, in this case it was both, but the LNP could easily have burnt a lot of votes in safe ALP seats and still picked up 5 marginals with an overall 2PP of 50:50.
    Three things …
    1. I think the Libs didn’t have any “they don’t matter” dicks involved this time;
    2. I am not hearing any 2007 “Labor’s masterful soshul meeja strategies and brilliant targeting of specific seats” stuff. Why is that?
    3. One pollster said today that they provided a lot of seat-by-seat analysis showing the Libs were in the mix. Media organisations binned that detail because “narrative”.

  6. JC

    Whatever happened to gerbil heating?

  7. Infidel Tiger

    Not sure when, but Alex T is going to come a cropper.

    Someone mentioned that the ATO should have been investigating his residency claims that he had made on twitter.

  8. JC

    I think it’s time that Turd Jnr received some of his own medicine.

    What do you propose?

  9. Roger

    One pollster said today that they provided a lot of seat-by-seat analysis showing the Libs were in the mix. Media organisations binned that detail because “narrative”.

    Narrative = bias.

    In a democracy the media doesn’t write the narrative, the people do.

    The media merely reports it.

  10. Roger

    Someone mentioned that the ATO should have been investigating his residency claims that he had made on twitter.

    They’re presently preoccupied with offerings to Israel Folau’s church .

  11. Cassie of Sydney

    “JC
    #3020530, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm
    I think it’s time that Turd Jnr received some of his own medicine.

    What do you propose?”

    Sinc would ban me.

  12. Frank

    and climate justice.

    Lost its social license I’d say.

  13. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3020516, posted on May 20, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    The woke AFL are now trying to suspend a player who called an umpire “a cheat” in the heat of the moment.

    What the fuck?
    I saw that dick Christian on the news solemnly announcing that, after consultation with the hatchet jobs at the AFL, he was going straight to the tribunal.
    Wouldn’t say what the alleged exact words were.
    I thought he must have accused the boundary of something heinous, like [email protected], slaughtering a cat or owning a Barina.
    Silly me.
    I should of known.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Turnbull’s swipe at Dutton

    Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken a fresh swipe at Peter Dutton while congratulating Scott Morrison on a “very outstanding personal victory” in Saturday’s election.

    “I congratulate Scott on a very outstanding personal victory … I’m very glad that in that dreadful time in August he succeeded to the prime ministership rather than Peter Dutton,” Mr Turnbull said.

    Mr Turnbull made the comments today when arriving back in Australia from a holiday that coincided with the tail end of the election campaign.

    Mr Dutton was behind the leadership coup that led Malcolm Turnbull to resign.

    From the Oz. Fvck off, Lord Waffles, no – one cares any more.

  15. Roger

    Fvck off, Lord Waffles, no – one cares any more.

    Dutton said the same thing – more politely – on ABC Brisbane radio this evening.

  16. JC

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3020536, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    “JC
    #3020530, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm
    I think it’s time that Turd Jnr received some of his own medicine.

    What do you propose?”

    Sinc would ban me.

    Get a load of this even bigger turd.

    When economist Brian Fisher raised concerns about the cost of Labor’s renewal target, he was subjected to a smear campaign and his house egged after activist and mining heir Simon Holmes a Court published his home address online.

  17. Empire 5:5

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3020491, posted on May 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm
    For your archives – Malcolm and Alex Turnbull at Home

    The spawn should have stuck to riding thoroughbreds. Does he talk like a hoop?

  18. Frank

    Fvck off, Lord Waffles, no – one cares any more.

    Clearly it is still eating at pompous freak, so there is that to savour.

  19. John Constantine

    What will their turnbullites do when China asks for the bribe money back?.

    Will stabby mcstabbyface bishop go work for a landshark property Ponzi promoter, or the Chicoms?.

    Or both?.

  20. Cassie of Sydney

    “Get a load of this even bigger turd.

    When economist Brian Fisher raised concerns about the cost of Labor’s renewal target, he was subjected to a smear campaign and his house egged after activist and mining heir Simon Holmes a Court published his home address online.”

    JC…they are mates…..and they are utter, utter vermin. Scum sticks together. Both of them are grifters..making money from renewables.

  21. John Constantine

    Can we stop paying bribe money to the syphillitic clinton crime cartel yet?.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    The Holmes a’ Courts are far left luvvies.

    Always have been.

  23. DrBeauGan

    Ho ho ho. I’m drinking Taitinger and smoking a big partagas already! Australia, you got it right and I love you.

  24. Leo G

    Mate posted at 7:29 pm

    The Plagiarist Anthony Albanese plagiarises Michael Douglas The American President

    Plagiarising a fictional speech framed as a sentimental tribute to Bill Clinton liberal-progressive political pornography. Not very smart of Albo.

  25. MsDolittle

    Sally McManus would make a truly great ALP leader. Just like Bob, but with an even smaller…beer.

  26. JC

    Even the WSJ editorial page weighs in on the Australian election and the obvious lack of any climate justice in a gerbil heating world. Warns the D’rats to be very careful.

    If American Democrats want a warning about the consequences of embracing the Green New Deal, look no further than Saturday’s election shocker in Australia. The opposition center-left Labor Party had led in the polls for months but lost as voters rejected its move left on taxes, spending and above all on climate change.

    The ruling Liberal-National Coalition had been divided and tossed out two prime ministers during its nearly six years in power. Scott Morrison, the compromise choice as Prime Minister last year, managed to unite conservatives around a platform that stressed economic growth, tax cuts and support for the country’s energy producers.

    Labor leader Bill Shorten promised to raise taxes on the “wealthy,” but his main theme was curbing climate change. Labor promised to cut carbon emissions nearly in half by 2030 compared to 2005 levels while subsidizing wind and solar. Mr. Shorten and Labor refused to support a job-producing coal mine in Queensland, and their candidates were routed in the resource-rich province.

    The result is another lesson that the politics of climate change isn’t as simple as Western cultural elites claim. Labor thought that droughts, heat waves and brush fires would cause voters to embrace its climate solutions. Young people say they care about the issue, often as virtue-signaling. Former Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott lost his seat after 25 years in a tony Sydney district, where the green message resonated with affluent moderates.

    But caring in the abstract isn’t the same as doing something that has tangible costs. Faced with lost jobs, higher taxes and a higher cost of living, voters in democracies time and again have rejected climate-change policies that wouldn’t in the end matter all that much to the climate. Joe Biden, take note.

    The Liberal-National coalition will have at least 75 seats in Parliament, one short of a majority, to 65 for Labor, with votes still to be counted. Mr. Morrison may need splinter parties to form a government, but he’ll have the added credibility of a victory that was in many ways personal as he stumped around the country in the final weeks. Not known for charisma and derided by progressive elites, Mr. Morrison offered an Everyman persona that made the case for opportunity for all Australians.

    The Liberal-National victory shows again the importance of the economic growth message to center-right politics. Some on the American right want to abandon pro-growth policies in favor of lite versions of the left’s income redistribution schemes. That rarely works, and it didn’t for Mr. Morrison when his proposal for loan guarantees for some first-time home buyers was quickly adopted by Labor. The right in Australia won on the sharp contrast with the left on taxes, growth and climate change.

    Rest assured that if Labor had won, the result would have been heralded far and wide in Western media as a new era for climate-change politics. Expect to read little about this climate-change drubbing.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Black throated finches?
    Bullshit!
    They are common budgies with a touch of Fine Cotton/Bold Personality paint.
    Bring on the D-9s.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3020548, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    The Holmes a’ Courts are far left luvvies.

    Always have been.

    Love spending OPM.
    Some might say thay daddy’s legacy was saved by an early death.
    Not me, but.

  29. JC

    We may have lost on climate justice, we may have lost the election, but we got Abbott.

    That’s the meme for the next couple of months.

  30. Fisky

    LNP leading in Macquarie by 50 votes. If they win, it’s 78 seats and a defection proof majority. No sudden PMS breakout will be enough to flip the HoR.

    Time for the bruvvers to “find” some “missing” ballot boxes!

  31. Arky

    Do old women still own budgies?
    When I was young every old woman had a budgie cage in the house.
    Could there be a market for those Adani birds?

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Love spending OPM.
    Some might say thay daddy’s legacy was saved by an early death.
    Not me, but.

    Robert Holmes a’ Court and Bell Group…Five hundred million or so?

  33. stackja

    Robert Holmes a Court led an interesting life.

  34. Caveman

    You dont need to interpret polls when you know the people are being fukd. MSM are fukd and is Labor.

  35. Leigh Lowe

    When economist Brian Fisher raised concerns about the cost of Labor’s renewal target, he was subjected to a smear campaign and his house egged after activist and mining heir Simon Holmes a Court published his home address online.

    He has a house in Sodom.
    I was visiting there on Sunday and did a reccy to see if I could egg the house.
    Maybe in my younger days when I was playing cricket but the house is a good 60 metres from the road and uphill, and the elbow has been thrown out too many times.
    And he doesn’t have a letter box so plan B was out.
    But I might find a way … miniature egg trebuchet maybe?

  36. Farmer Gez

    Black throated finches?
    Bullshit!
    They are common budgies with a touch of Fine Cotton/Bold Personality paint.
    Bring on the D-9s.

    D-12s would be more of a statement. Mountain flatteners.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Black throated finches?
    Bullshit!
    They are common budgies with a touch of Fine Cotton/Bold Personality paint.
    Bring on the D-9s.

    D-12s would be more of a statement. Mountain flatteners.

    I prefer a gentle, softer touch on the earth.

  38. Siltstone

    JC, that WSJ editorial page summation was very accurate. in contrast, I stopped reading The Economist 20 years ago when they lost all connection with reality on those particular subjects I know fair bit about (and hence they could not be trusted on the rest).

  39. Arky

    You could sell those birds with a lump of coal per bird.
    When you can’t afford to keep the power on, a tasty snack and an evening of heat.

  40. Roger

    We may have lost on climate justice, we may have lost the election, but we got Abbott.

    Yes, the good and concerned burghers of Warringah exchanged a former Prime Minister for an ineffectual cross bencher.

    It will have no effect on the planet and Warringah will be the worse off.

    Wise choice!

  41. vlad

    Robert Holmes a Court led an interesting life.

    Doing what? What was the interesting part?

  42. egg_

    Black throated finches?
    Bullshit!
    They are common budgies with a touch of Fine Cotton/Bold Personality paint.

    Abbott could smuggle some out in his budgie smugglers for the deep-throated brown c*ck-gobbler?

  43. vlad

    Pope Pius XII had a budgie and he’d perch it on his arm every morning (as Pope) while shaving.

  44. JC

    If the best the Aussie can do is this…. 69.16 as a rally from the Friday low of 68.66…. it’s fucked. I’m short again.

  45. Infidel Tiger

    There were some very unsavoury rumours about Robert H a C.

  46. Farmer Gez

    It’s much harder for a hippie to chain themselves to a D-12.
    The metal is so thick that a very long large chain is needed and the average emaciated vegan finds it too heavy to haul up onto the monster CAT.

  47. Siltstone

    Think of poor Chloe! She has sent so much time measurring the new curtains for The Lodge and ordering a mass of oh-so-elegant clothing. All to be denied by a mere suburban couple.

  48. JC

    There were some very unsavoury rumours about Robert H a C.

    I have no idea, but I’m guessing here. He looked and sounded like sort of gay.

  49. Leigh Lowe

    Siltstone

    #3020568, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    JC, that WSJ editorial page summation was very accurate. in contrast, I stopped reading The Economist 20 years ago when they lost all connection with reality on those particular subjects I know fair bit about (and hence they could not be trusted on the rest).

    True.
    That is where I am torn about the AFR.
    Their political commentary is leftist dross, which infects a lot of their business reporting.
    OTOH, they have a few well informed, diligent business journalists who write good stuff … dispassionate, factual, thoughtful and not politically tainted.
    But not much of that around banking and mining.

  50. Roger

    When I was young every old woman had a budgie cage in the house.

    Empty?

    NZ is a weird place.

  51. No time to rejoice. There are still plenty of arrogant doctors’ wives trying to Stop Adani in Kooyong.

    Ms Dolittle, tell them to pop up to Central Qld & tell some hi-viz wives that Adani must be stopped. Face-to-face.

  52. vlad

    My idea of an interesting life was Alan Shepard’s.

    Served in WW2, first American in space, walked on the moon and played golf there.

    Not a bad one-line CV.

  53. Infidel Tiger

    Nathan Hondros
    @nathanhondros
    ·
    2h
    COWAN UPDATE: still a few thousand to count, but the latest bundle of postals and prepolls add 1423 to Libs, 1023 to ALP. Anne Aly now leading by about 1000, I reckon. If they keep breaking this way, there is some confidence Isaac Stewart could get across the line. #ausvote2019

    Get praying Cats! It’s miracle season.

  54. None

    But I might find a way … miniature egg trebuchet maybe

    1 from uni price days. Grab a plastic lunch box and drill a hole on each side. Tie a length of rubber tubing (we picked it from the chem Labs) to each hole. You will need 3 people to operate it that man it works really well.

  55. Arky

    Empty?

    ..
    Dunno.
    Didn’t spend much time as a lad hanging out with old ladies.

  56. Leigh Lowe

    Extinction is no laughing matter, but consider this.
    The Adani mine doesn’t go ahead.
    In 2022, a massive bushfire runs through, and every finch is cooked medium-well.
    I wouldn’t laugh out loud.
    But I might post on Facebook how thankful I am that no miners were hurt.

  57. None

    I wish I could knock off and Ally that would be fantastic.

  58. Infidel Tiger

    I have no idea, but I’m guessing here. He looked and sounded like sort of gay.

    More than likely, but much worse than that.

  59. Harlequin Decline

    Oi, fair go you bastards suggesting wind farms and nuclear reactors for Warringah just because a bunch of fuckwits here voted Tony out.

    We’ve had the North Head shitworks for years and now we’ve got chickengirl. The last thing we need is a flotilla of radioactive Richard the Thirds on an incoming tide.

  60. Armadillo

    Scomo needs to talk with Trump. And soon.

    Opening up of Australian energy markets and Agriculture would make a huge difference to how the world balance changes.

    On the agricultural side, we are currently in drought. We always will be on a cyclical basis. The Amercicans are in a similar situation of famine and flood. They get harvests, we miss harvests. Visa versa. We are on the opposite ends of the globe. Sometimes we synchronise, other times we don’t. Depends who is growing what.

    The mining is the big thing.

    The combined natural resources would see a huge change in international dynamics. Australia lacks the capital to do so. The Chinese and Indians recognise this, and will deal with any shonky politician they can find. They are desperate for cheap energy. Can’t particularly blame them.

    I’d much rather see a decent trade deal with the US than with China or India.

  61. Spider

    Funny was just watching a promo for Paul Barry’s Media Watch with voice over “Did a partisan media win it for Morrison?”

    Wait a minute. Is this a moment of self reflection for Paul?

    Of course not. My bet is it will be another Murdoch 666 blameathon.

  62. JC

    Get praying Cats! It’s miracle season.

    Are you bonkers? It’s the Libs we’re talking about here and Morrison is a wet – not as bad as dickface Turnbull, but he’s up there.

    All we’re doing is not taking the elevator directly to the 9th circle of hell. We’ve temporarily stopped at the 6th on our way to the bottom.

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Doing what? What was the interesting part?

    Look up “The Bold Rider’s” by Trevor Sykes.

  64. None

    Bolt had an interesting attractive young female pollster on the program tonight I think she may be a labour lady but she was about to say few interesting things and he kept cutting her off. The bit I really wanted to hear it was when she was talking about an emerging regional City divide which I think is true and I’m sure that she would have identified some other divides past the standard old left right paradigm which is well and truly over. Andrew just really wanted to Moylan or whoever it was to sing from his same climate change sheet.

  65. duncanm

    ahaha.. this is unexpected. Has Zali pulled a swifty on GetUp ?

    Zali Steggall, the independent candidate who ended Tony Abbott’s career in his Sydney seat of Warringah, has declared she will support the Morrison government and “there is clearly a mandate” for its re-election.

  66. vlad

    I’ll add that Alan Shepard also played the market successfully and in his seventies looked about twenty years younger.

    George Orwell led an interesting life and died at 46.

    Robert Holmes a Court: made a lot of money, shuffled a lot of paper, made more money, shuffled more paper, repeat etc.

  67. duncanm

    Funny was just watching a promo for Paul Barry’s Media Watch with voice over “Did a partisan media win it for Morrison?”

    maybe – but not in the way he thinks it did.

  68. Beachcomber

    No time to rejoice. There are still plenty of arrogant doctors’ wives trying to Stop Adani in Kooyong.

    The ABC are doing right now on their many TV and radio stations and websites. They will not stop until they are de-funded.

  69. JC

    More than likely, but much worse than that.

    Out with it. The fucker’s dead so there are no defam laws to stop you.

  70. jupes

    The opposition center-left Labor Party had led in the polls for months but lost as voters rejected its move left on taxes, spending and above all on climate change.

    Not that the ALP will ever to admit to that, let alone change their stupid policies.

    … Scott Morrison, the compromise choice as Prime Minister last year, managed to unite conservatives around a platform that stressed economic growth, tax cuts and support for the country’s energy producers.

    What the hey? What policies support energy producers other than to guarantee that they’ll be able to keep going with the climate change scam? AGL will make a motza out of shutting coal fired power stations.

    Labor leader Bill Shorten promised to raise taxes on the “wealthy,” but his main theme was curbing climate change. Labor promised to cut carbon emissions nearly in half by 2030 compared to 2005 levels while subsidizing wind and solar.

    And SloMo promises a 28% RET and is also subsidizing wind and solar.

    … The right in Australia won on the sharp contrast with the left on taxes, growth and climate change.

    Not that sharp actually. Imagine what they could have done with a real contrast on the climate scam.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    Siltstone

    #3020578, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Think of poor Chloe! She has sent so much time measurring the new curtains for The Lodge and ordering a mass of oh-so-elegant clothing. All to be denied by a mere suburban couple.

    That’s not the half of it.
    She had to send back the red outfit and all of the free joo-woollery from Skeletor’s joo-wooler of choice.
    Now she has to sit home with the most boring twat on the planet praying for school pick-up time to come around faster.

  72. Empire 5:5

    JC
    #3020556, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm
    We may have lost on climate justice, we may have lost the election, but we got Abbott.

    That’s the meme for the next couple of months.

    They got Abbott in 2015. Their man Mal skewered him like a shishkebab. If that’s the best the left has, they’re finished. That isn’t a meme. It’s just super advanced f-gg-try.

  73. Now she has to sit home with the most boring twat on the planet praying for school pick-up time to come around faster.

    aaahahahahahahahahaha

  74. JC

    Empire

    There’s no climate justice around.

  75. Cassie of Sydney

    “There were some very unsavoury rumours about Robert H a C.”

    He was a crook and a mobster…I have a family member who was subjected to his business tactics….he would target a business and bully and bully.

    When he carked it in 1990…family members celebrated…he was a nasty person….it seems with the son that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree….bit like his mate Turd Jnr…..they mirror their fathers.

  76. None

    Zali will say anything to anyone on any given day. She did admit earlier on that get up helped her campaign and I think she’s just now realised that she’s got to yo-yo back and forth to Canberra and basically seat warm and more that, no one really gives a f****** toss what she thinks. Now I’m quite cynical and I have had some exposure to how politicians operate but there may be a couple of liberals who will use Zali to stop any potential Tony Abbott come back. My hope is that Sally will descend into a fit of depression and just quit after a year for mental health reasons. In the meantime any liberals left in Warringah should write to her weekly asking when she’s going to give up the four-wheel drive, the air conditioning, and coal fired power electricity.

  77. ahaha.. this is unexpected. Has Zali pulled a swifty on GetUp ?

    Zali Steggall, the independent candidate who ended Tony Abbott’s career in his Sydney seat of Warringah, has declared she will support the Morrison government and “there is clearly a mandate” for its re-election.

    She knows the electorate, she’s seen what happened to Windsor & Oakshott, & closer to home, she’s just seen what happened to Phelps in Wentworth.

    Our Zali has her eyes on getting a second term.

  78. Leigh Lowe

    vlad

    #3020583, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    My idea of an interesting life was Alan Shepard’s.

    Served in WW2, first American in space, walked on the moon and played golf there.

    Not a bad one-line CV

    You’re kidding right?
    3 bogies on the back nine.
    Given the carry you get on the moon that is fucking rubbish.

  79. None

    Now she has to sit home with the most boring twat on the planet praying for school pick-up time to come around faster.

    😂😂😂

  80. JC

    Zali Steggall, the independent candidate who ended Tony Abbott’s career in his Sydney seat of Warringah, has declared she will support the Morrison government and “there is clearly a mandate” for its re-election.

    I heard her talk on Saturday night for the first time. Is she touched.. as in semi-retarded? Serious question.

  81. Leo G

    The New York Times spin on the result- the LNP was an anomaly caused by Australia’s anti-elite compulsory full-preferential voting system and preference deals with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and UAP and by PM Morrison posing as a a rugby-crazed beer drinker to win hoi polloi votes.
    Ridiculous, of course- and no mention of the radical-left Greens as a minor party.

    Mr. Morrison’s coalition also benefited from deals with two right-wing groups: One Nation, the anti-immigration party led by the Queensland senator Pauline Hanson, and the United Australia Party led by the mining billionaire Clive Palmer, who spent tens of millions of dollars on a populist campaign with the slogan “Make Australia Great.”

    Under Australia’s preferential voting system, votes for candidates from minor parties can be used to help allies reach a clear majority in the lower house of Parliament. Nationally, United Australia secured 3.4 percent of the vote, while One Nation picked up 3 percent.

  82. Roger

    The bit I really wanted to hear it was when she was talking about an emerging regional City divide which I think is true

    Yes, as I noted before the election, the ALP has positioned itself as an urban party and in Australia you simply cannot win general elections from that position..

  83. Farmer Gez

    On the agricultural side, we are currently in drought. We always will be on a cyclical basis. The Amercicans are in a similar situation of famine and flood. They get harvests, we miss harvests. Visa versa. We are on the opposite ends of the globe. Sometimes we synchronise, other times we don’t. Depends who is growing what.

    Not even close on scale Arma.
    The US grows 300 million tonnes of corn alone and we struggle to grow 50 million tonne of everything.

  84. Armadillo

    Where’s mOnster?

  85. JC

    Artie

    Don’t leave us in suspense and tell us the rumors about Bob. I hate it when you do this.

  86. Scomo needs to talk with Trump. And soon.

    Keep dreaming Dillo

    He’s too much of a pussy

  87. Cassie of Sydney

    “None
    #3020613, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:56 pm
    In the meantime any liberals left in Warringah should write to her weekly asking when she’s going to give up the four-wheel drive, the air conditioning, and coal fired power electricity.”

    And keep on asking the vacuous bint when she’ll bother installing those solar panels.

  88. JC

    Where’s mOnster?

    He “left” us today. ….over the Westgate bridge. The Hotline ran him all the way through the process. Yuge splash too.

  89. Is she touched.. as in semi-retarded?

    Probably not but she went full retard in the election

  90. Leigh Lowe

    She knows the electorate, she’s seen what happened to Windsor & Oakshott, & closer to home, she’s just seen what happened to Phelps in Wentworth.

    Our Zali has her eyes on getting a second term.

    That was my point earlier.
    This is not 2010.
    The independents have no real cards to play here, but what they really, really need to get another turn at the wheel is PR oxygen.
    The green leather can be very addictive.
    Don’t underestimate her trying to play ScoMo on a break too.
    He needs to record every word of every meeting.

  91. Infidel Tiger

    He “left” us today. ….over the Westgate bridge. The Hotline ran him all the way through the process. Yuge splash too.

    Wahahahahaha!

  92. John64

    Zali Steggall, the independent candidate who ended Tony Abbott’s career in his Sydney seat of Warringah, has declared she will support the Morrison government

    Now the Coalition has a comfortable majority; Steggall and all the other cross bench independents are irrelevant.

    She’s playing the only card left in her hand – sucking up.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    I heard her talk on Saturday night for the first time. Is she touched.. as in semi-retarded? Serious question.

    Sounded to me like she might have had a few Sonny Bono/Michael Schumacher moments on the ski-fields sans helmet.

  94. Cassie of Sydney

    “I heard her talk on Saturday night for the first time. Is she touched.. as in semi-retarded? Serious question.”

    Agree….I think that she is Australia’s version of AOC….she was selected…based on her blond looks (perfect for the insular peninsula) and the fact that she was an ex-Olympian and so on….she ticked some boxes…..everything about her has been stage managed….nothing was accidental. I also bet she will only stick to oh so soft interviews because there is no way in hell this vacuous bint could cope with an aggressive interview. She had it sooooo easy in the campaign….it’s going to be interesting…..anyway I have no sympathy for the mugs in Warringah….you deserve the slag.

  95. Sinclair Davidson

    Infidel Tiger – check your email.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    He “left” us today. ….over the Westgate bridge. The Hotline ran him all the way through the process. Yuge splash too

    Come on.
    That’s bullshit.
    No way he could haul that donut laden arse over the nine foot jump-fence.

  97. JC

    Cassie

    You could drive a 380 Airbus through the gap in top-front teeth too. That made her sound/look even more retarded.

  98. Infidel Tiger

    I heard her talk on Saturday night for the first time. Is she touched.. as in semi-retarded? Serious question.

    That’s what all the mums in the wealthy suburbs sound like. Cocaine, champers and cock are terrible for the voice.

  99. Siltstone

    Under Australia’s preferential voting system, votes for candidates from minor parties can be used to help allies reach a clear majority in the lower house of Parliament. Nationally, United Australia secured 3.4 percent of the vote, while One Nation picked up 3 percent.
    Correction to the NYT. “Nationally, the Greens secured 8 to 9 percent of the vote, and failed their ALP allies in reaching a majority of the vote”.

  100. Fisky

    Mass suicides on Manus threatened.

    Behrouz Boochani
    @BehrouzBoochani
    The refugees in Manus have been dumped in a high depression. I have never seen people like this before. At least six people attempted suicide and three people are in hospital now that are critical.

    The refugees in Manus have been dumped in a high depression. I have never seen people like this before. At least six people attempted suicide and three people are in hospital now that are critical.

  101. vlad

    Leigh Lowe
    #3020615, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:56 pm
    vlad

    #3020583, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    My idea of an interesting life was Alan Shepard’s.

    Served in WW2, first American in space, walked on the moon and played golf there.

    Not a bad one-line CV

    You’re kidding right?

    I wouldn’t joke about a thing like that. The sand traps are a killer, though, apparently.

    Watch and enjoy.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    Phew. Thought I was going to get banned for supporting the Liberals!

  103. Leigh Lowe

    JC
    #3020556, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm
    We may have lost on climate justice, we may have lost the election, but we got Abbott.

    Four Corners running their Zali special tonight.
    Obviously the plot-line was Pieman romping to victory, with Zali bringing him the head of Abbott on a plate.
    Some frantic re-editing on Sunday is my guess.
    Still, it’s triple-time.

  104. Armadillo

    She’s not “semi-retarded”.

  105. duncanm

    JC
    #3020618, posted on May 20, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    I heard her talk on Saturday night for the first time. Is she touched.. as in semi-retarded? Serious question.

    too many hard falls / blows to the head?

    She is a bit of a mess in front of a crowd. Maybe nerves, but I find that hard to believe if she was a barrister*

    (* – has she ever actually practiced at law?)

  106. Leigh Lowe

    I wouldn’t joke about a thing like that. The sand traps are a killer, though, apparently.

    Ha, ha.
    The bag is driver, sand wedge x 4, pitching wedge x 5, putter.

  107. duncanm

    The refugees in Manus have been dumped in a high depression.

    At least it wasn’t a high dungeon.

  108. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So I have stuck my nose back in twitter, wonder how long before they ban me again. seems to be all loudmouth leftoids and a scant few conservatives left.

  109. Fisky

    Four Corners running their Zali special tonight.
    Obviously the plot-line was Pieman romping to victory, with Zali bringing him the head of Abbott on a plate.
    Some frantic re-editing on Sunday is my guess.
    Still, it’s triple-time.

    I bet you a million Alex Turnbulls that the whole point of the episode was to tongue bath her in the hope she would back the Liars in a hung parliament. Watch the tone of the piece very carefully, all will out!

  110. Leigh Lowe

    I wouldn’t joke about a thing like that. The sand traps are a killer, though, apparently.

    No water to hit over but.
    With my record finding liquids with a golf ball, I would have hit it into Neil’s urine bag.

  111. amortiser

    Lilley coming right back into calculations. Margin now reduced to 901 with about 13300 postals to come.
    In counting today Libs got 57% of the count. 54% of the remaining votes will get them over the line.

  112. Armadillo

    Phew. Thought I was going to get banned for supporting the Liberals!

    Unlikely.

  113. egg_

    Where’s mOnster?

    Still counting the coin from the polling place sausage sizzle?
    Sprained his back on an onion ring?
    On a three-day Krispy Kremes binge?

  114. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “One of the most ridiculous things Labor is now saying is that they didn’t explain their policies well enough,” he said after a five-second summary of the weather.

    “Well, I have got news for you. It was because you explained them so splendidly that people took to you with a baseball bat.”

    He alluded to shadow treasurer Chris Bowen’s now telling comments before Saturday’s vote, when he told Australia if people didn’t like Labor’s policies, they were “perfectly entitled” to vote against them.

    “Be careful what you wish for,” said Mr Jones. “You’ve been smashed.”

    Bowen For PM!

  115. Leigh Lowe

    duncanm

    #3020654, posted on May 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    The refugees in Manus have been dumped in a high depression.

    If Phelps had got here way they would be all voting in Wentworth.

  116. Leigh Lowe

    Four Corners running their Zali special tonight.
    Obviously the plot-line was Pieman romping to victory, with Zali bringing him the head of Abbott on a plate.

    Memory fades but I have a vague recollection of another one of these “follow the candidate” docos which ended in tears.

  117. egg_

    Now the Coalition has a comfortable majority; Steggall and all the other cross bench independents are irrelevant.

    She’s playing the only card left in her hand – sucking up.

    #GetThatUpYa!

  118. MsDolittle

    All we’re doing is not taking the elevator directly to the 9th circle of hell.

    Please, trying to recover from deep depression over here.

  119. Some History

    but I find that hard to believe if she was a barrister*

    I think she’s a barista. There are plenty of these in the legal establishment. They probably make coffees for the judges.

  120. None

    Given elite athletes also have a really bad reputation for bonking luke rabbits I wonder if Zali will give us another juicy bonking staffers scandal.

  121. Cassie of Sydney

    “Leigh Lowe
    #3020669, posted on May 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm
    Four Corners running their Zali special tonight.
    Obviously the plot-line was Pieman romping to victory, with Zali bringing him the head of Abbott on a plate.

    Memory fades but I have a vague recollection of another one of these “follow the candidate” docos which ended in tears.”

    As yes, I am pretty sure they did one on Maxine McSpew….the giant slayer who was herself easily slayed less than three years later.

  122. duncanm

    I never realised Alpine Skiing was such a mindless sport

  123. Leigh Lowe

    “One of the most ridiculous things Labor is now saying is that they didn’t explain their policies well enough,” he said after a five-second summary of the weather.

    “Well, I have got news for you. It was because you explained them so splendidly that people took to you with a baseball bat.”

    I have discussed this with maybe a dozen people of all political persuasion since yesterday.
    Consensus. That was a suicide bomber moment … except he did it in the car on the way to the crime.
    Everyone said that rule 101 of tax us that you always have to be sympathetic and reluctant, and try to explain that the sacrifice is for a worthy cause.
    “Get fucked, we’re taking it” doesn’t cut it.

  124. John64

    Paul Barry charging into a full blown Murdoch666666 (double helping) review of the election campaign.

  125. Empire 5:5

    I would have thought if a person wishes to end their lives unnaturally over an election outcome in a first world nation, they have demonstrated themselves to be to be totally unsuited to a life of liberal democracy.

  126. None

    Haha Turnbull’s back in Australia having a go at Dutton for toppling him. He forgets that it was he who called on the first leadership spill and it was he who refused to contest the second one insisting on majority of signatures instead of the usual 2 in order to call a spill and finding out that yeah his party didn’t want him. Such a f****** liar rewriting history.

  127. Leigh Lowe

    As yes, I am pretty sure they did one on Maxine McSpew….the giant slayer who was herself easily slayed less than three years later.

    My memory is that it was a male candidate.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    I think it might have been ALP in 2010.
    Was it Dastardly Sam?

  129. Fleeced

    “Get fucked, we’re taking it” doesn’t cut it.

    And “we’re not increasing taxes, we’re reducing your subsidy” isn’t going to win them over, either. That sort of bullshit creates more division by whipping up support against them, but that’s just going to piss off your taget more.

    I expect he figured enough would be confused (and I reckon he’s right that a lot were – fortunately not enough). He’d pissed off the entire accounting profession as well, though. It takes skills to piss off so many people.

  130. vlad

    Shepard’s offsider on the moon was Edgar Mitchell who had a little project of his own. He conducted an ESP experiment (unauthorised – duh) on the lunar surface. Al only learned of this back home, reading the newspaper over breakfast. His first reaction was evidently rage, but he snapped himaelf out of it and said he wasn’t going to let it spoil a good breakfast. There’s a man.

    The U.S. army – Al was Navy – said we’ve done more by 0900 than most people do all day.

    Robert Holmes a Court had an interesting life???

  131. Cassie of Sydney

    Paul Barry is a pompous fuckwit.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3020648, posted on May 20, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Phew. Thought I was going to get banned for supporting the Liberals!

    Was it a warning for suggesting that [xxxxx x xxxxx] might have [xxxxxxx] a lot of [xxxxxx] from unsuspecting [xxxxx]?

  133. Fleeced

    Phew. Thought I was going to get banned for supporting the Liberals!

    Was it an invitation to finally join the vast rightwing conspiracy? Or was Sinc just asking tips on face moisturiser?

  134. Nob

    I think people get t wrong on migrants.

    They are essentially conservative and family-focussed.
    If they vote Labor, it’s because of local ethnic/political tribal organisation.

    Don’t think you can see this video in Australia, but BBC did a story on Chisholm, and how remarkable that two Chinese candidates were slugging it out. In Box Hill. Right. Remarkable, my hairy arse.
    That’s just trying to support the tired old “Australia racist, but changing thanks to us progressives” rubbish.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-australia-4

    Anyway, in this video, two things stood out:
    There’s an Indian bloke saying, “Multiculturalism should not be misconstrued by saying that we want to change the country. No, we do not want to change the country. This is the reason we came to this country”

    He was standing near some Indians with Labor HTV, but whatever.
    The longer term message is if these people can do well without mooching, they aren’t not going to vote for more taxes and interference.

    Then Jenny Yang, Labor, constantly referring to “China is rising”.
    Not “Chinese-Australians”.
    China.

  135. None

    You only just noticed, Cassie?

  136. Oh come on

    So, I hear Plibbers is going to be the ALP’s answer to Julie Bishop. LOL

  137. Leigh Lowe

    Are the Libs growing spines?
    ABC Perth : “Why did you run a scare campaign?”
    Christian Porter : “Duh. Because it was scary.”
    Whack!

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Robert Holmes a Court had an interesting life???

    Robert Holmes a Court was lucky not to wind up in the next cell to Alan (spit) Fvcking (spit) Bond.

  139. Frank

    Paul Barry is a pompous fuckwit.

    Yes. He is transitioning into an original Dick Tracy comic book villain. Either Itchy, Pruneface or Mumbles, confusing sometimes as to which is which.

  140. Oh come on

    The refugees in Manus have been dumped in a high depression

    This is a first world problem. The ‘refugees’ have been worded up by their Australian handlers.

    There are very few countries in the world where depression is a viable condition for the sorts of people who are refugees on Manus.

  141. Leigh Lowe

    I have heard that Robert Holmes a Court once had a
    [that is quite enough LL … Sinc]

  142. mh

    #notsendingtheirbest

    Illegal Alien Convicted of Raping Dog to Death Released by Sanctuary State

    An illegal alien convicted of raping a dog to death was released by the sanctuary state of Oregon after being sentenced to just 60 days in prison.

    As Breitbart News reported, illegal alien Fidel Lopez, 52-years-old, was convicted last month and sentenced to 60 days in prison after raping his girlfriend’s small Lhasa Apso which led to the dog’s death. The judge in the case said he would have given the illegal alien more prison time but that 60 days is the maximum sentence allowed in Oregon.

    Following his sentence, Lopez was immediately released because he had already served 60 days while waiting to stand trial. Despite his illegal alien status, Multnomah County, Oregon officials released Lopez back into the community...
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/19/illegal-alien-convicted-raping-dog-death-released-sanctuary-state/

  143. Oh come on

    Paul Barry charging into a full blown Murdoch666666 (double helping) review of the election campaign

    Poor useless bastard. He’s made a career out of this sort of muckraking, and he doesn’t know how to change.

    The fact is that Murdoch has never had less influence on an Australian election than what we saw this time.

    It’s fine, though. It’s a very good thing if the left wildly misdiagnoses the cause of Labor’s defeat.

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    Hey! HEY!!!

    Get your steeenking hands off my arse-chaps, thank you very much.

    If you want a participation prize, you can have a photo of me in them.

    My firm, sculpted yet pliant buttocks will get you through the day.

  145. Infidel Tiger

    Apparently Alan Jones is tearing Chalmers a hole big enough to put the Adani Mine in.

    I may have to watch this.

  146. Oh come on

    Apparently Alan Jones is tearing Chalmers a hole big enough to put the Adani Mine in.

    I may have to watch this.

    That’s a bit weird.

  147. Knuckle Dragger

    Just been to the fillums.

    Pick any movie you like, your absolute favourite in any genre from any age.

    John Wick III is better.

    A tour de force, if you will, and plausible to boot.

    I do not say this lightly. It is better than Alien. Better than Terminator I.

    Better than Rambo II or IV.

    *deep breath* It is better than Tombstone.

  148. Infidel Tiger

    It has been a weird week.

  149. Pete of Perth

    Daughter spoke to the missus today. She’s said about the election. How are we gonna save humanity from climate change
    , Inequality etc. She has read all the IPCc docs and it must be true. Think I will start gently by suggesting she checks out Curry, Lindzen etc
    She turns 30 this year and lives in QL

  150. Knuckle Dragger

    Nota,

    If you’re still here – Archer on Netflix. You won’t look back.

  151. Infidel Tiger

    John Wick 1 & 2 are two of the greatest movies I have been seen. If 3 is better I am going to need ice for my pants.

    Keanu is a god.

  152. Oh come on

    IT, it’s not obvious that you’re using a metaphor there.

  153. Infidel Tiger

    Seat of Lilley breaking for Libs!

  154. Notafan

    Thanks KD

    Have been watching Marcella. Much better than the tedious, though pretty, Shetlands.

  155. Oh come on

    Did you catch Phelps’s concession speech? Funny shit.

    No one outside of the puny clusters of champagne socialists in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne care about Phelps’s priorities. It is astonishing how out of touch people like Phelps are.

  156. vlad

    So many movies, so much love for so many, but 2001 is the movie I’ve paid a ticket to see more than any other. Mainly because of opportunity.

    Star Wars comes second by tickets bought. Star Wars, that’s what it was called then.

  157. Knuckle Dragger

    IT,

    I shit you not. You will require an ice vest, a stretcher to carry your boner out and post film hydrotherapy.

    And it is beautifully set up for JWIV.

    It is a big screen must see masterpiece.

  158. Knuckle Dragger

    I had to walk backwards out of the cinema and into the carpark.

    Pedestrians were at risk.

  159. vlad

    A weird week, but a wonderful weekend.

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    Every single Fox Footy commentator has the knives out for Bolton.

    Can’t be long now.

  161. Steve trickler

    Melbourne – 1966.



  162. EvilElvis

    Shit, can feel a John Wick marathon coming on.

  163. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    *deep breath* It is better than Tombstone.

    “You gonna do something, or just stand there and bleed?”

  164. EvilElvis

    I had to walk backwards out of the cinema and into the carpark.

    Pedestrians were at risk.

    Hahaha

  165. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It’s interesting. On the hustings in a quiet moments I got pally with a few of the Get Up women, and some of the Phelps crew too, as you can’t spend a whole day next to people without some humanity intervening about simple things, such as whether the toilets are open or not and helping each other to pick up those slippery forms when we dropped them. I spoke to one Get Up woman who surprised me greatly by agreeing with me about Turnbull. Couldn’t say enough bad things about him. She also hinted at some really dark financial wrong-doings that involved not only his son but the man himself. Said she nearly withdrew from Get Up because of that. Gossip and rumor of course, but perhaps coming from a clued in source?

    Or maybe she was garden pathing me, altho’ I don’t think so. She was a pretty earnest type.

  166. Steve trickler
    #3020922, posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:39 pm
    Melbourne – 1966.

    Cute. That series is so cute.
    Didja know it is scripted & acted?
    The characters portrayed are fictional & do not exist.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    4 Corners was great.

    It showed the whole plot to oust Abbott was plotted and funded by renewable scam artists.

    Thankfully the rest of Australia has foiled their plan.

  168. Oh come on

    Do you care about Climate Change?

    Average voter: Umm yeah I spose so…

    Media: CLIMATE CRISIS AT THE FOREFRONT OF VOTERS’ CONSIDERATIONS!

    Are you willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands or maybe millions of well-paid jobs – very possibly your own – and will you accept steep cuts to your standard of living, in order to address the Climate Crisis?

    Average voter: Hell no!

    Media: WOULD HAVE WON IF NOT FOR SCARE CAMPAIGN! MURDOCH EDITORIALS! SELFISH QUEENSLANDERS!

  169. Knuckle Dragger

    I know, Zulu, I know.

    I would give an example, but I don’t want to be a spoiler monkey.

    Although there’s dogs. And horses.

  170. feelthebern

    Today was a great day.

  171. feelthebern

    Today was a great day.
    I had dragon energy.
    But then I got home was thoroughly disappointed with the GoT finale.

  172. Knuckle Dragger

    Indeed, OCO. Even now, the pollies didn’t appear to have bothered to attend the debrief.

    We didn’t have time. We had too much time.

    We didn’t tell the voters. We told them too much.

    We heeded the polls. We didn’t see the polls.

    I don’t know what my colleague said. I agree with it.

    Duuuuuhhhhhhh. Duuuuuuuhhhhhhh.

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    Bern,

    I recommended Archer to Nota who was looking for a Netflix fix. I expect a full report tomorrow.

  174. feelthebern

    Well done KD.
    We must not rest until “phrasing” is used on every thread, every day.

  175. Mark A

    feelthebern
    #3020991, posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Today was a great day.
    I had dragon energy.
    But then I got home was thoroughly disappointed with the GoT finale.

    Finally I worked our what the flaming GoT is short for.
    (Pathetic Mark, get out and mingle more.)

  176. Ubique

    Sarah Richards now 50 votes ahead in the race for Macquarie. Go you good thing!

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Do you care about Climate Change?

    I’ve seen Riccardo Bosi outline Australian Conservative’s policy on climate change…

  178. Ubique

    Don’t tell me the ending of GoT. I am yet to see the beginning.

  179. feelthebern

    Boast time.
    I threw some money into a coking coal project back in 2011.
    Total speccie.
    They’ve been plugging away.
    Last year they raised capital at a 300% premium to what I paid.
    Today they announced the resource is 1.75bilion tons of coking coal.
    I love coal.
    Is there anything it can’t do?

  180. Armadillo

    Why didn’t someone here warn me about the QandA live feed?

    And Media Watch.

  181. Steve trickler

    Socrates at the Pub
    #3020946, posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:47 pm
    Steve trickler
    #3020922, posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:39 pm
    Melbourne – 1966.

    Cute. That series is so cute.
    Didja know it is scripted & acted?
    The characters portrayed are fictional & do not exist.

    Well done, captain obvious.

  182. Armadillo

    Sinc, please ban Burn.

  183. Infidel Tiger

    I love coal.
    Is there anything it can’t do?

    Can it keep you warm at night?

    Oh wait, yes it can!

  184. Caveman

    Albo is unfortunately one election too late to be leader of Labor. But this Chalmers looks like he be a real sookie mamma boy , I say let him be leader of Labor.

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3020808, posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    John Wick 1 & 2 are two of the greatest movies I have been seen. If 3 is better I am going to need ice for my pants

    Testicle flared up again?

  186. Armadillo

    No boasting. You are getting as bad as Winston and his fraudulent activities concerning hard working bookmakers.

  187. feelthebern

    Keanu Reeves either makes awesome movies or shit movies.
    Nothing in between.
    Point Break still one of the best of all time.

  188. feelthebern

    After all the wins on the election at the Cat, I’m surprised there are any unsoiled hookers left on the eastern seaboard.

  189. None

    Ok it was worth watching quanda just to see Alan Jones take down blabber mouth Alice Workman.

  190. Leigh Lowe

    I love coal.
    Is there anything it can’t do?

    I am waiting on scientific confirmation on this one but it sounds too good to be true.
    Apparently it just sits there for millions of years without degrading at all.
    Then you pick it up, transport it somewhere … still no loss of potential energy.
    Then you switch the energy on … voile … heat, energy … here it is.
    Magic.
    As you say, what’s not to like?

  191. hzhousewife

    Daughter spoke to the missus today. She’s said about the election. How are we gonna save humanity from climate change
    , Inequality etc. She has read all the IPCc docs and it must be true. Think I will start gently by suggesting she checks out Curry, Lindzen etc
    She turns 30 this year and lives in QL

    Pete of Perth. I have just downloaded The Skeptic’s Handbook from JoNova (google it) and printed it off to give to a bloke I spoke to this morning whose early 20’s kids are very concerned about the weather, he himself told me to look up the Keeling Curve, so I did, which sent me on the search for something straighforward to counteract this madness. Anyway, the JoNova handbook looks worth sharing.

  192. Mark A

    None
    #3021025, posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Ok it was worth watching quanda just to see Alan Jones take down blabber mouth Alice Workman.

    Oh that’s who she is?
    She was mentioned here before and I tried to put picture to name.

    Typical journo, plenty of opinion zero facts.

  193. Infidel Tiger

    My God, the people behind Zali are just the epitome of awful elitist trash.

    Hideous.

  194. Leigh Lowe

    None

    #3021025, posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Ok it was worth watching quanda just to see Alan Jones take down blabber mouth Alice Workman

    AJ : How much CO2 in the atmosphere Alice?
    Bint : (silence) I’ll leave that to the experts.
    Me : What? She doesn’t fucking know?
    Mrs L : Oh, she knows. She just doesn’t want to go there.

  195. Armadillo

    After all the wins on the election at the Cat, I’m surprised there are any unsoiled hookers left on the eastern seaboard.

    There were only about 4 or 5 who picked it. All of them are stupid, insane or just plain lucky.

  196. feelthebern

    Are there any Carlton fans at the Cat ?

  197. None

    Alice Workman is ex BuzzFeed and now working for the Australian – that should tell you everything you need to know about her. The scariest thing she said was that she educate young people about politics.

  198. Mark A

    One thing about the .004 % of CO2 in the atmosphere I don’t like people to rely on as an argument is he fact that a much smaller percentage of poison in food can kill you.

    By all means point out that it’s totally harmless and a plant food, but keep away from the % claim, it can eventually backfire.
    We are lucky that most of our opponents aren’t even aware of the amount let alone mounting a counter argument.

  199. mh

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  200. Done Deal

    feelthebern
    #3021033, posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:26 pm
    Are there any Carlton fans at the Cat

    ?

    I am a fan of them finishing last this year…

  201. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3021018, posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    I love coal.
    Is there anything it can’t do?

    Can it keep you warm at night?

    Oh wait, yes it can!

    I loved the way the MSM played with the HD images from Parliament to make them look like grainy surveillance video … “we caught him bringing COAL into Parliament”.
    The way they said it was like it was anthrax.
    How many Queensland and Hunter Valley votes flowed from that?

  202. Armadillo

    Anyway, the JoNova handbook looks worth sharing

    Bern might have the cash to stump up for a “Climate Catechism” in every hotel room.

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    Bern,

    Tom of the morning giggles and WIP.

    It’s a touchy subject.

  204. None

    Mrs L. is wise one, kemo sabe.

  205. Knuckle Dragger

    So a bloke brought a lump of coal into Parliament.

    It’s not as though it was an inert pipe bomb or anything. Imagine the shitstorm if that went down.

    Oh…..

  206. None

    Chalmers actually sounded like he believed his shit didn’t stink.

  207. None

    You know to have someone on 40000 which is actually probably below poverty line if you aren’t mortgage-free lose 10000 of their income is unconscionable.

  208. Armadillo

    Chalmers actually sounded like he believed his shit didn’t stink.

    He was Ruddesq.

  209. Old School Conservative

    Steve trickler
    #3020922, posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:39 pm
    Melbourne – 1966.

    Of the 14 people in the street that I can see clearly, not one is overweight.

  210. Armadillo

    Kev must be champing at the bit to ride in on his white horse.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3020902, posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Every single Fox Footy commentator has the knives out for Bolton.

    It’s “Fox After Dark”.
    Evil.

  212. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3021030, posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    My God, the people behind Zali are just the epitome of awful elitist trash.

    Hideous.

    Patience.
    Played correctly she will exhibit her true form.
    Starved of exposure for six months she would happily feed a baby koala into a wood-chipper to get noticed.

  213. feelthebern

    Footage of ScoMo in the last party room meeting before the election.

  214. Fisky

    LNP up to 78 seats! This could go higher. Tick, tock, tick, tock!

    M0nty, m000000000nty!

  215. Infidel Tiger

    Lilley and Cowan still in play!

  216. Fisky

    Oh god, if Cowan flips…..Oldsalt will be very, very angry!

    Get over here now Oldsalt and explain yourself!

  217. Steve trickler

    Old School Conservative
    #3021049, posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    And the cars back then that a worth a fortune today. Kombi Vans included.

  218. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Footage of ScoMo in the last party room meeting before the election.

    “Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more unto the breach, or we’ll seal the breach with our English dead.”

    “Arrgh, we’ll tax franking credits, and the big end of town…”

  219. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lilley and Cowan still in play!

    Cowan still in play? Ann Aly was shaking her pom poms all over the A.B.C., earlier…

  220. Armadillo

    I must admit that I still feel a bit sorry for politicians, wandering about and wondering why they lost.

    Here is a “heads up”. You are pretty much “puppets” of your masters.

    Get Up will abandon Steagall in the blink of an eye. All her “friends” will disappear.

    Happens in life all the time. Success usually breeds personal disaster. Once the money disappears, they are pretty much out of there. Smart operators.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3021061, posted on May 20, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Lilley and Cowan still in play!

    AJ got laughed at on Q&A for suggesting that the ALP were in trouble at the next election.
    OK, big call, but the valid point he was making was about the number of new ALP marginals created.
    They are fighting fires on all fronts during the next campaign.
    But, even before then, if the likes of Ali win with a margin of fuck all, she will be out there trying to get exposure for the next three years, even if it means screwing over ALP HQ.

  222. Armadillo

    Hanging on coat tails is the place to be.

  223. Armadillo

    but the valid point he was making was about the number of new ALP marginals created.

    Yep. People are going to be keen to have a crack at a 2%, not a 20% margin.

    Candidates like Custard are brilliant in democracy. They are going to “chip away” at that margin. When it gets closer, preferred mates are going to get their chance.

    Albo is sitting back and waiting for Jim Chalmers to take the punches for the team.

  224. Armadillo

    Snowcone adored Jim Chalmers. Death knell.

  225. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I must admit that I still feel a bit sorry for politicians, wandering about and wondering why they lost.

    It’s not so terribly confusing – I’d quote Enoch Powell, when asked why he lost his seat.

    “Simple. My opponent polled more votes then I did.”

  226. Steve trickler

    For those that have never seen Akira? ( 1988 ) Lucky you. You now get to discover it. This film will gain massive traction again due to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. ( :

    👌 On this soundtrack remix.



  227. Leigh Lowe

    Snowcone adored Jim Chalmers. Death knell.

    Total dick.
    I love seeing lefties commit public suicide but, in the end, I was pleading for him to cut the line.
    Will you ever use the slogan “Top end of town” again?
    Hmmm … not sure.
    Either that line was totally his, or he is a certifiable fuckwit.
    Or both.

  228. Armadillo

    Again, the QandA episode was worthy of a spew bucket. Just shut it down.

    Don’t start me on Media Watch. The premise was that the media are controlled by Murdock. Fine then. Open up the media to free speech. It should be a “free for all”, to choose what they want to watch.

    I object to paying for stuff I don’t watch. Give me a monthly voucher for my share of the $1 billion a year. Let me choose. Better still, give me an “opt in” on my “MyGov” account or tax return. Exclude essential services.

    Being indoctrinated by the ABC isn’t an essential service. Keep the Bannana dudes wearing PJ’s. They are making us some money.

  229. Armadillo

    For those that have never seen Akira? ( 1988)

    Sinc, please ban Steve Trinkler. It’s not his first offence.

  230. Armadillo

    The finches on the header page look sinister.

    Sinc, please ban the finches.

  231. Armadillo

    Black throated bastards look like they would be comfortable riding on the back of a Giraffe [shudder].

  232. Armadillo

    Breaking: Apparently the Evangelical Christians interfered in our election.

  233. Armadillo

    How the fuck do people watch QandA?

    It’s simply not a representation of Australia. It’s total bullshit. Tony Jones would be better off with a “Go Pro” and wandering the streets of Australia. Preferably in Alice Springs. Or Walgett. Or Moree.

  234. Armadillo

    Billary has been quiet. Very quiet.

  235. Jannie

    Steve Trickler your link to Soph a few days ago was a revelation, cheers.

  236. None

    I don’t have a Daily Tele sub but it looks like Tony Abbott is now exposing all the dirty campaigning. Good.

  237. Armadillo

    Some interesting figures here.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_results_for_the_Division_of_Warringah

    The whole Nation turns right, except for Tony Abbotts seat. Massive swing against.

    Keep your ears peeled. I don’t think it was the Russians interferring in our election process.

  238. rugbyskier

    Eden-Monaro coming back into play too. Mike Kelly’s lead has been cut back by over 1000 to now 1700 ahead with 17% of the vote to be counted. Two Party Preferred is now ALP 50.9 Liberal 49.1.

  239. Armadillo

    Can anyone have a guess what happened here?

    It’s an outlier. Follow the money.

    What needs to happen is an investigation into “Get Up”. You can’t just simply claim to have so many members and run with it because someone voted “Yes” on a particular issue on the Internet. I did on Lucy Haslams petition, but that was about it being a personal issue with Luke.

    I’m possibly a member of “Get Up” now, despite never spending a cent. One of the million strong.

    I’m not a member of a political party, and for good reason. It goes on your record. Party lists are searchable.You are branded.

    Regardless, back to the point. Where does “Get Up” get its money from? For a “non political” organisation, they seem to have plenty of it. Just like all the other activist organisations around the world.

    You can’t simply fly, drive, sleep and eat on zero dollars. Someone is paying the bill. Who is it? And why aren’t we told who it is?

  240. Armadillo

    I’m a member of plenty of clubs in the local district. Costs me anywhere between $3 and $20 for the year. Fine. I can walk in the door without signing the book.

    Click a survey on the Internet and you are instantly in “Get Up”, and part of the million strong. Pay nothing.

    Follow the money. It just tried to influence an important Australian Election. It succeeded in deposing a previous Prime Minister of this country. It was vicious and ruthless in doing so.

    People should care about this stuff. We don’t want this crap. Political parties that aren’t political parties. I didn’t see their name on the ballot paper.

  241. Armadillo

    Google says:

    Yes, GetUp is registered as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Our ABN number is 99114027986. Donations to GetUp are not tax-deductible. This is an important measure to ensure that GetUp’s campaign and advocacy work remains independent from government.

  242. Armadillo

    Google also says:

    It advocates for progressive public policy change in Australia in the areas of the environment, economy, human rights and democracy. GetUp does not make financial donations to, or receive donations from, registered Australian political parties, and does not run or fund candidates at Australian elections.

  243. Dismissive

    I have been “mostly” out of Australia since 2011. Travelling etc. I haven’t voted since 2010. Nothing missed here.

    The strange thing to me is the obvious missed point on this election where Getup is involved with Hunt, Dutton and Abbott.
    Only Abbott was against an independent claiming to be a conservative (ish). The others had Labor opponents. Reality seems to be that in safe seats Indies can beat Nationals and Libs if they claim the same space and Greenies can beat Labor. Both sides refuse to go directly Labor to Lib or visa versa.

    Weird but consistent.

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