Monday Forum: May 21, 2019

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Aha!

    World first!

  2. Atoms for Peace

    Bit odd chaps..end of days?

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is Sinc in California today?

  4. Atoms for Peace

    If he is Bruce, I hope he’s had his shots. Nasty petrie dish of a state.

  5. Sirocco

    Isn’t 21st May a Tuesday?

  6. Exit Stage Right

    Present sir!

  7. Atoms for Peace

    Sirocco, you just stole Monst’s line. He’s still in a foetal sleep, with a wrinkly thumb.

  8. Mother Lode

    Surely it is Tuesday.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Isn’t 21st May a Tuesday?

    I was laboring under the same delusion.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s still Monday in Hollywood.

  11. Pedro the Ignorant

    First XI/

    We will bat, thank you Umpire.

  12. Bruce of Newcastle

    For that matter its still Monday in NYC.
    Maybe we’re on Turnbull time.

  13. Leigh Lowe

    What is the latest on the erection.
    Pieman in a landslide?

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ok, yes it’s an open thread so we should post meaningful stuff.

    Christie Brinkley, 65, flaunts incredible bikini bod (today)

    I think I like 21st Century medical advances.

  15. Mother Lode

    Labor had a brave visionary policy agenda.

    Politicians with ‘vision’ make me nervous. They tend to be very precise and each person must fit into it in a certain way and act a certain way.

    When someone designs an engine the gears and levers etc have very precise dimensions, locations, ranges of movement etc.

    A politician will decide that this design of their will work best people are unable to move outside the prescribed specifications. It is why they want to ban certain ideas, words, traditions (which always get in the way of embracing the new design).

    They don’t mind that the design has never been tested. And if anything seems stuck , as the last resort, you can use a mallet.

  16. EvilElvis

    Secondly, the Libs need to learn some tactics. Keep pushing the legislation up and get it knocked back twice, so that they have heaps of DD triggers in the locker. Cross-bench Senators shit themselves at the thought that their 6 year gravy train might be over in two, and will eventually fall into line.

    This from KD, old fred. And FFS libs, learn what a machete is for, you don’t have to go through the senate for everything!

  17. Mitch M.

    Some years ago I read the book by Nick Lane. This is a fascinating exploration …

  18. Mother Lode

    Sirocco, you just stole Monst’s line. He’s still in a foetal sleep, with a wrinkly thumb.

    I hope he used a new rake on Saturday.

    Without Labor pulling the final plug on Australian manufacturing it might be possible to still get a good sturdy Australian (artisanal?) rake for a while yet. Something with a bit of heft and doesn’t just bounce of his forehead. Robust tines than don’t snap the first time you put your foot down on them.

    And a proper Aussie-made crease in his skull!

  19. Leigh Lowe

    Mother Lode

    #3021523, posted on May 21, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Labor had a brave visionary policy agenda.

    Politicians with ‘vision’ make me nervous. They tend to be very precise and each person must fit into it in a certain way and act a certain way.

    Two things stuck with a lot of people I think.
    1. The Bowen attitude that “ve vill tax ze shit out off you and you vill like it.”
    2. Peanut not committing to a cost of the “climate emergency.”
    A lot of people looked at that and thought “these pricks are writing themsdelves a blank cheque, and I am not countersigning it”

  20. Ubique

    Up to 78 seats in the bag the AEC is showing.

  21. Percy Popinjay

    The electorate “ringingly endorses” Teats Peanuthead, update number eleventy gazillion and eighty ninth:

    The PM appears to have clinched majority government with the AEC moving the Vic seat of Chisholm into the Coalition’s win column.

  22. Mother Lode

    It’s still Monday in Hollywood.

    It is still 1917 in Hollywood.

  23. sfw

    I hope that the Libs will do something to get Australia back to when we had the cheapest electricity in the world, now we have the dearest. This bill is for four weeks. Small house, 4 people, elec hot water, gas cooking, wood fire. There must be pensioners all over the country sitting around freezing over winter. All those doctors wives and yuppies who vote green have the income where electricity is a minor expense.

    Your Sumo electricity bill for (30 days)
    $342.98
    by 07 June 2019
    PAY LATE
    AND PAY
    $567.15

  24. Diogenes

    Politicians with ‘vision’ make me nervous. They tend to be very precise and each person must fit into it in a certain way and act a certain way.

    https://youtu.be/r-OFmv2oOaI?t=335

  25. Leigh Lowe

    Secondly, the Libs need to learn some tactics. Keep pushing the legislation up and get it knocked back twice, so that they have heaps of DD triggers in the locker. Cross-bench Senators shit themselves at the thought that their 6 year gravy train might be over in two, and will eventually fall into line.

    This from KD, old fred. And FFS libs, learn what a machete is for, you don’t have to go through the senate for everything!

    That were me, and I meant to add … and bundle up goodies with the harsh medicine stuff.
    For too long the Libs have allowed the unrepresentative swill to pick out the nasties (eg medicare co-payment) and pass the goodies, and then take full credit for them.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen looks to lead Labor after poll loss
    Richard Ferguson
    Reporter
    @RichAFerguson
    An hour ago May 21, 2019
    55 Comments

    Opposition treasury spokesman Chris Bowen has launched his Labor leadership bid outside his childhood home in Western Sydney, saying he wants a “contest of ideas”.

    “Anthony Albanese is a friend of mine, a good man. I this that he would make a good leader of the Labor Party,” he said in Smithfield today.

    “And if he wins the ballot, he will have my full and undivided loyalty. But I think that the party deserves a contest. I think that the party deserves choice. It deserves to hear competing ideas. I think it would be wrong of me not to provide that choice to the party.

    “I believe in growth and opportunity, economic growth. I believe in reconnecting with the suburbs like this and the regions.

    “I believe in connecting with people from all walks of life — manufacturing workers for example. Just up the road from here is the Smithfield Weatherill Park industrial estate, the biggest industrial estate in the Southern Hemisphere.

    “I believe in government working with private sector to ensure that Australia has a manufacturing future.

    “I believe in these things deeply. I believe that this government has no plans or policies for economic growth for the future. Economic growth lifts people out of poverty, turns aspiration into reality. It is the poverty alleviation program ever invented.”

    The 46-year-old denied his controversial tax policies lost Labor the election, despite a backlash from voters and Labor MPs to the franking credit reforms.

    “Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Some say Labor lost the election because of franking credits, which is a policy that I designed,” he said.

    “I designed it. I designed it to invest more in schools and hospitals, to give Labor a good program of investment.

    From the Oz. The moron just goes on digging..

  27. Tom

    OK, I get it. Doomlord’s still on Alaskan time.

  28. Caveman

    Great trolling from China blocking the last episode of GOT from showing.

  29. Percy Popinjay

    FFS. It seems poor ol’ Blobbie De Niro has made an absolute goose of himself (again).

    TDS will do that to ya.

  30. notafan

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

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

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

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

    Australians voted no no no no no

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

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

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

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

  31. Leigh Lowe

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #3021535, posted on May 21, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen looks to lead Labor after poll loss

    Oh, please, dear Lord, make it so.
    The next campaign slogans will write themselves … “If you don’t like our policies, don’t vote for us.”
    That one will vie with Hewson’s birthday cake for the title of the greatest foot-shooting of all time.

  32. Well that didn’t take long.
    Whilst everyone is still jazzing themselves over the narrow election win of the least left-wing major party, the fascist left have been hard at work already.

    Riccardo Bosi has had his FB page banned.

    But don’t worry everyone. All will be OK because we’ve got ScoMo and his crew now, so you just get right back to writing down your wish lists. Maybe you could include something about free speech, just after the one about privatising the ABC. I’m sure Scott “jail internet trolls for 5 years” Morrison will be carrying out your agendas just as soon as you mail them to Parliament House.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    The electorate “ringingly endorses” Teats Peanuthead, update number eleventy gazillion and eighty ninth:

    The PM appears to have clinched majority government with the AEC moving the Vic seat of Chisholm into the Coalition’s win column.

    How are the postals from the electorate of Manus going?

  34. feelthebern

    Clive wins royalty appeal.

  35. EvilElvis

    That were me, and I meant to add … and bundle up goodies with the harsh medicine stuff.
    For too long the Libs have allowed the unrepresentative swill to pick out the nasties (eg medicare co-payment) and pass the goodies, and then take full credit for them.

    Yep, exactly right.

    “Mr Speaker, this ABC Mental health bill will save $750m of taxpayers funds, to pay down debt but more importantly will allow us to fund mental health services for young pooves to the tune of $12.80.”

  36. notafan

    Mr Rusty

    What would you have us do?

    Facebook is a US entity last I looked.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Recent update to Bass counting.
    Up to 87.77% counted and the Libs moved to 450 votes ahead.
    It also says the turnout was 87.77%.
    Does that mean it is all over?
    Or is the turnout figure incrementally increased as votes are counted.

  38. feelthebern

    Or is the turnout figure incrementally increased as votes are counted.

    Depends if anyone is watching the AEC.

  39. Roberto

    Your Sumo electricity bill for (30 days)
    $342.98
    by 07 June 2019
    PAY LATE
    AND PAY
    $567.15

    A 65% late payment penalty! That’s criminal.

  40. feelthebern

    Have any boxes of votes:
    1) Gone missing;
    2) Turn up,
    In a seat that Labor held but the Libs are close to snatching?

  41. Leigh Lowe

    Sarah Richards (Lib) 50 votes in front in Macquarie, but pulling 51.3% of postals.

  42. If the senate seats get to 81+, it means an extra $550 for me. But I doubt that will happen.

  43. calli

    Greetings from poolside.

    It’s tough, but someone has to do it.

    I have also been watching many…many solar powered planes land at Denpasar. No doubt full of Climate Catastrophists on holidays.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    The 2PP on Sarah Richards on postal votes is 57:43.

  45. bespoke

    If ScoMo thinks he can “jail internet trolls”why can’t he do something about people like Riccardo Bosi.

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Have any boxes of votes:
    1) Gone missing;
    2) Turn up,
    In a seat that Labor held but the Libs are close to snatching?

    Not sure if it is allowed in polling booths but I hope Lib scrutineers have photographed and documented every box of votes and resisted the urge to go for a piss at critical times.

  47. calli

    Politicians with ‘vision’ make me nervous.

    Too right.

    They really should stop drinking the bong water.

  48. bespoke

    err help people like Riccardo Bosi.

  49. Leigh Lowe

    What?
    My share portfolio is down $250 today.
    I nearly fell orf the yacht.

  50. calli

    Riccardo Bosi has had his FB page banned.

    Then he was right over the target.

    I’m so glad I put him at number 1. I feel cleansed.

  51. feelthebern

    If Trump doesn’t act on classifying the social media giants as media companies, he would have failed as president.

  52. bundyrum

    Good post nota at 1.59.
    Ain’t gonna happen….it’s the LNP led by slomo.

    Remember……shit in one hand & wish in the other…..see which fills up quickest.

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Properties across Sydney raided in organised crime sting
    Ava Benny-Morrison, Campbell Gellie, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Up to a dozen properties across Sydney have been raided this morning by counter-terrorism police in an organised crime sting.

    Just after 8:30am, officers swept through homes in southwest Sydney, including in Punchbowl and Yagoona.

    The Daily Telegraph understands the operation is part of a joint investigation — led by NSW Police’s Terrorism Investigations Squad and Australian Border Force — into illegal tobacco importation and money laundering.

    Police also raided the Titanic Cafe in Bankstown.

    They are talking to three women inside the cafe.

    An officer confirmed the women are not the owners of the cafe.

    A police spokeswoman said a number of arrests have been made but there was no threat to the community.

    “A planned police operation is underway in southwest Sydney,” she said.

    A Housing Commission house, where the occupants drive a Maserati?

  54. feelthebern

    You clearly are underweight banks, LL.
    The APRA news today is driving them.

  55. cohenite

    Riccardo Bosi has had his FB page banned.

    WTF for?

  56. Tel

    A 65% late payment penalty! That’s criminal.

    If you look at the fine print, it’s an early payment discount … which is rather generous.

  57. Caveman

    Albo wants strong manufacturing,,,,cause the suns free and wind is free..the plonka just doesnt understand. This climate shit will esculate even further from this side over the next 3 yrs.

  58. cuckoo

    How are the postals from the electorate of Manus going?

    RN Breakfast this morning was running the news that the Labor loss has led to multiple ‘suicide attempts’ on Manus, though even within the space of the same report they were downgraded to ‘self harm’, i.e. they never happened at all.

  59. Infidel Tiger

    What?
    My share portfolio is down $250 today.
    I nearly fell orf the yacht.

    Buy more bank shares.

    The idiocy that dried up lending is over.

  60. notafan

    Just checked Riccardo’s Facebook page is still there

  61. Infidel Tiger

    Clive wins royalty appeal.

    Great stuff!

    Chinks hardest hit!

  62. feelthebern

    The idiocy that dried up lending is over.

    Just wait until the QE starts.

  63. bespoke

    If Trump doesn’t act on classifying the social media giants as media companies, he would have failed as president.

    Would’t that jest give the green light for them to ban more, bern?

  64. Atoms for Peace

    Here’s your ALP vision

  65. Fisky

    Yep, nailed it right there Dolly! (p.s. you’re still going to jail)

    Alexander Downer
    @AlexanderDowner
    ·
    45s
    Spare a thought for
    @juliabanksmp
    who abandoned
    @LiberalAus
    , moved seats, lost to the
    @LiberalAus

    @GregHuntMP
    in #Flinders and then the
    @LiberalAus
    won her old seat! The
    @LiberalAus
    gave her a chance in parliament. She bit the hand that fed her! Saturday’s greatest loser

  66. feelthebern

    ScoMo must reward the Chinese community for voting for him.
    He must make it easier for them to transition from student visas to permanent residency.

  67. feelthebern

    Would’t that jest give the green light for them to ban more, bern?

    The regulation would cripple fb.
    That’s more important.

  68. Tom

    The idiocy that dried up lending is over.

    But, having got into bed with the Twitter mob, the banks can’t tell their customers for fear of reprisals.

  69. Roberto

    Recent update to Bass counting.
    Up to 87.77% counted and the Libs moved to 450 votes ahead.
    It also says the turnout was 87.77%.
    Does that mean it is all over?
    Or is the turnout figure incrementally increased as votes are counted.

    The AEC’s site has the following:
    Bass (TAS)
    Eligible electors:76,587
    Turnout:87.77%
    Informality:4.10%

    If that’s the case, you’d expect there to be 76,587*0.8777*(1-0.0410) ballots to count, which would be 64,464 ballots. This is the current total showing for formal votes. But no absentee or pre-poll votes are appearing as yet. So presumably as they flow in – and there’d have to be some, one would think – the turnout percentage will rise.

  70. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3021571, posted on May 21, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    You clearly are underweight banks, LL.
    The APRA news today is driving them.

    I am about 15% bank ordinary shares, 15% bank hybrids, 20% healthcare (it took a hit on Bill’s failed cancer cure), 20% mining and a grab bag of energy, retails, services making up the rest.

  71. Mr Rusty

    What would you have us do?

    Facebook is a US entity last I looked.

    SO.FUCKING.TYPICAL.
    And predictable.
    Find aaaaany excuse, “ooh no, I can’t do anything”.
    Then we wonder why we’re always losing.

    But your right, there is nothing we can do because there is no “we” or “us”. Once you’ve figured that out we might move on to the next lesson. “We” are currently 748 steps away from doing anything meaningful. Meanwhile the left are currently learning step 749.

    Get back to your wishlists useless cucks.

  72. Fisky

    He must make it easier for them to transition from student visas to permanent residency.

    Don’t worry about that, Saturday was a huge victory for ponzi economics and there will be more visas in the works, and probably a loosening of the parent visas too. I just read that they are abolishing the 7% minimum deposit requirement on home loans, so the bubble will rapidly start inflating again. Only thing that stands in the way of our glorious population ponzi future is the coming China bust.

    Comrades.

  73. calli

    We need to have medals struck for Fakebook bannings.

    No Sebastapol cannons available – how about something like graphite with diamond cluster? With “Truth to Power” or “For Liberty” as a motto?

  74. Just checked Riccardo’s Facebook page is still there

    He made a new one.
    Which you also get banned for.

  75. Rococo Liberal

    Recent update to Bass counting.
    Up to 87.77% counted and the Libs moved to 450 votes ahead.
    It also says the turnout was 87.77%.
    Does that mean it is all over?
    Or is the turnout figure incrementally increased as votes are counted.’

    The turnout figure incrementally increases as votes are counted.

    I watched this happen in the Wentworth tally on the AEC website.

  76. feelthebern

    Chris Joye has called every single move on APRA & RBA policy.
    Follow him on twitter if you want to get the news before it happens.

  77. notafan

    Nice Rant Mr Rusty

    even though Riccardo hasn’t actully been banned from facebook

    I write to pollies fairly regularly

    What do you do?

  78. cohenite

    Must stock up on blankets:

    Professor Valentina Zharkova gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October, 2018. The information she unveiled should shake/wake you up.

    Zharkova was one of the few that correctly predicted solar cycle 24 would be weaker than cycle 23 — only 2 out of 150 models predicted this.

    Her models have run at a 93% accuracy and her findings suggest a Super Grand Solar Minimum is on the cards beginning 2020.

    The last time we had a little ice age only two magnetic fields of the sun went out of phase.

    This time, all four magnetic fields are going out of phase.

  79. feelthebern

    I just read that they are abolishing the 7% minimum deposit requirement on home loans

    Wrong.
    APRA got rid of the serviceability standard of 7% interest rates.
    Which most lenders used 7.25%.
    Using current rates & margins, serviceability will be around the 6% mark.
    As Chris Joye wrote, it increases the ability to lend by approx. 14%.
    Approx. a half a trillion dollar shot in the arm for property.

  80. If ScoMo thinks he can “jail internet trolls”why can’t he do something about people like Riccardo Bosi.

    Scomo will sign the warrant for Riccardo’s extraordinary renditioning to Gitmo just as soon as he’s waded through signing the funding increase for the ABC, the resolutions to dig no more dams, protect the black throated finch, and to commit Australia to a carbon tax, plus construction of more windmill farms.

  81. Infidel Tiger

    I just read that they are abolishing the 7% minimum deposit requirement on home loans

    No they are changing the 7% stress test on loans for 1st time borrowers. Something that was set when interest rates were 5%.

    Alarmingly, they may allow the banks to set their own stress tests. In that case the Commonwealth shouldn’t be guaranteeing the banks.

  82. feelthebern

    Fisky, just say you think only white protestants should able to buy & be done with it.
    Catholics, J*ws & anyone else can be your permanent tenants.

  83. notafan

    I know people who get banned from facebook all the time

    you have always had to be careful what you say or post there

    facebook mods are the same as mods the world over

    I don’t have a solution for access to social media without censorship

    I used to belong to some pretty out there closed groups, til they were taken over by anti sem ites

    now I don’t bother much with Facebook.

  84. calli

    even though Riccardo hasn’t actully been banned from facebook

    Bother.

    And here I was running through various designs and materials for a medal.

    The file will keep. Sadly.

  85. feelthebern

    Alarmingly, they may allow the banks to set their own stress tests. In that case the Commonwealth shouldn’t be guaranteeing the banks.

    Worse.
    ScoMo has us tax payers underwriting up to 15% of first home buyer deposits too.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    While we are bitching about things that won’t happen under Sco-mo, add these to the list …
    1. We won’t have a stax-on every six months. The franking credit “gifts” and negative gearing “rorts” would have only been the start;
    2. We won’t have 10,000 people turning up in boats every quarter with lots of “bring them here” bleats from the Greens, which Peanut would sign off before morning tea;
    3. We won’t have a $100 m handout to the ABC, as a reward for running high-rotation hit pieces on conservatives (not saying that won’t continue but it won’t be as feral).
    4. We won’t have Derryn Hunch quacking on about state based Laura Norder issues while quietly shafting all and sundry in business and cosying up to the bruvvers. He scored #2 preference from both ALP and Greens in the Vicco Senate, which tells you all you need to know.
    5. We won’t have 18C updated to include “hate speech” against moo-sleighs and climate warriors;
    ..
    What we will definitely have is the Adani coal mine in Queensland, which is the Trojan Horse to the Galilee Basin. Once the rail line is built, it will be on for young and old. The one thing ScoMo has to do here is learn from Ted Baillieu on East-West link. Steamroll it in three months. If you wait, it will be lost.

  87. feelthebern

    I mentioned the J word & my post got gobbled up.

  88. Infidel Tiger

    Worse.
    ScoMo has us tax payers underwriting up to 15% of first home buyer deposits too.

    Bipartisan policy too.

    Yikes!

  89. The best Niki Lauda memory I have …

    1: “Who won the world championship?”
    2: “Lauda”

    1: “WHO WON THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?”
    2: “Lauda”

    1: “WHO WON THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?”
    2: “Lauda”

    1:” Deaf cvnt”

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    I also note that in addition to its throat, the Black-Throated Finch has also streaked black warpaint around its eyes and across to its beak. Probably to coerce females into a romantic interlude.

    It should be called the Misogynistic Ropist Racist Finch.

    Bob and his Cavalcade of Stupidity will saddle up again just to slaughter their remnants.

  91. feelthebern

    Does Julia Banks realise that none of her new lefty friends will ever speak to her again?
    & that Malcolm probably won’t be answering her calls ?
    Julia Banks should call Thomo to see what it’s like to be cast aside like a used condom.

  92. Atoms for Peace

    If I’ve read the numbers correctly, 9 out of 12 councilors were at the Hobart meeting and 3 walked out ?
    It certainly brought out the usual choice language from the OUTRAGED brigade.

  93. Knuckle Dragger

    Orange Finch Bad.

  94. Infidel Tiger

    There is no better place than Twitter right now.

    Just broken folk everywhere. It’s joyous.

    And what’s great is that there is no learning happening. None at all. We may get this again in 3 years.

  95. Nice Rant Mr Rusty

    even though Riccardo hasn’t actully been banned from facebook

    I’ll save Riccardo the effort of coming here and making you look like a complete twat by pasting the conversation;

    “Mr Rusty: Did you get banned by FB?
    Riccardo: Yes. Have been rebuilding new page this morning.”

    I write to pollies fairly regularly

    Ooooooh, do you? How hard that must be! Would you like a hand massage? Way to go about proving my point on writing wish lists to pollies…

  96. Atoms for Peace

    Those Finches just look so Woke. If only they could vote

  97. Knuckle Dragger

    Writing letters to pollies won’t cut it.

    Burn their utes. It’s the only way to get their attention.

  98. bespoke

    ScoMo has the power to order review of all social media used by departments.

    # If it only serves a small number of customers. Get rid of it.
    # If information that’s provided is the same on the web sight. Get rid of it.
    # If its restricted to only a small number of provides. Get rid of it.
    # Is the feedback they get from social media influenced by outside enteritis?
    # Are the providing free adverting to social media co’s?

  99. Confused Old Misfit

    Thanks Bruce. “Amused” might not be the correct word for the disgust I feel at the attempted “wokeness” exhibited.

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

    I plead guilty to being a “Bluenoser” (Nova Scotian) by birth and upbringing.
    The African Nova Scotians are the ancestors of Jamaican Maroons. Brought from Jamaica in 1796.
    They were not well treated then and have not been well treated since.
    However, the flag of virtue flies high over the progressive socialists of the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
    Mendicants since the first 1605.

  100. Bruce of Newcastle

    Not Alexander Downer
    @NotAlexanderDowner
    ·
    45s
    Spare a thought for
    @AlexanderDowner
    who abandoned
    @LiberalAus
    , spied for @Hillary, lost to the
    @TrumpTrain
    then went to @Levenworth

    Could be I made this up.

  101. Orange Finch Bad.

    Nuffin’ that me and moi 12 gauge can’t fix.

  102. calli

    I was mistaken yesterday.

    It’s Taeniopygi adanii.

    The hemorrahage house was just too delicious to ignore. 🙂

  103. Stimpson J. Cat

    Only Commies, Spys, and Glow in the dark CIA n$$$$$ use Facebook in 2019.
    Just delete it like you should have three years ago.
    It’s cancer.

  104. Confused Old Misfit

    Mendicants since the first 1605.

    Should read:
    Mendicants since the first Europeans arrived in 1605.

  105. notafan

    Oh get a grip Rusty, I accepted that Riccardo has redone his page, which you failed to mention when you came running here demanding that we DO SOMETHING

    I am not the messiah

    Facebook have been banning people since forever, you have to be careful there, nothing new about that

    Someone is reporting Riccardo’s page, obviously

    now stop throwing venom at me and fix the problem yourself, because if you think I can, then you must be able to.

  106. Mak Siccar

    A scathing op ed by the learned Professor.

    G’Day, Greenies: I Frolic In Your Salty Tears

    I promised I would write a post on the Australian power market when a suitable article came along, and that time has come.

    https://streetwiseprofessor.com/gday-greenies-i-frolic-in-your-salty-tears/

  107. notafan

    I don’t bother with wish lists

    I raise one issue at a time

    and I invariably get a detailed reply

    I suppose you are going to man the barricades

  108. stackja

    Student assault charges against primary school teacher dismissed
    Sarah Crawford, The Daily Telegraph
    May 20, 2019 7:37pm
    Subscriber only

    A teacher falsely accused of assaulting four students is now pursuing police for her legal costs after a magistrate dismissed the charges against her, saying one of the accusations was a “fabrication” by a boy who had “clear dislike” for her.

    Mr Covington said one boy, who on her first day told the teacher: “We don’t like people that aren’t Arabic” and that she looked like Donald Trump, had a, “clear dislike for the accused”.

  109. Bruce of Newcastle

    Orange Finch Bad.

    I’d give the poor finchies a home here but the currawongs would probably eat them.

    Just back from a very enjoyable treadly around the side of Lake Mac. Perfect afternoon. If this is global warming I’d love some more of it please. Pelicans and black swans sailing like stately barques. The human denizens were having a great time, like the school kids learning stand-up kayak and the guy in the canoe fishing. Although he might’ve been dreaming fishing, it was hard to tell. He was gazumped by a cormorant 100m further along – who was wrestling with very unhappy fish!

    The best was coming back past the pub. An osprey landed on the lake shore maybe 5-6m from me. Stopped I did! I looked at osprey and osprey somewhat cautiously looked back at me. Then after a while she took off with a load of dry sea grass in her talons. She did a neat circuit of the pub and landed on her nest at the top of the Norfolk Island pine just next to the shared path. Good time of year for a few renovations!

  110. Oh get a grip Rusty, I accepted that Riccardo has redone his page, which you failed to mention when you came running here demanding that we DO SOMETHING

    I never demanded any such thing you clown. How the fuck would I do that when I’m the one who is pointing out that, once again, the right has sat down thinking everything is fine and that the Libs are just days away from unleashing tax cuts, the abolition of the ABC, 18c, RET and slashing immigration. Just like last time.

  111. notafan

    , the right has sat down thinking everything is fine and that the Libs are just days away from unleashing tax cuts, the abolition of the ABC, 18c, RET and slashing immigration. Just like last time.

    No one here is thinking that

    they don’t even have a majority in the senate

    We have been spared worse and are simply enjoying the immense suffering of those currently in the ‘pit of despair’

  112. Stimpson J. Cat

    Can I just point out that I have already saved Australia at least TWICE by posting comments on an Economics Blog.
    It’s time for you Sane people to step up.
    I can’t do everything.
    I’m very busy you know.

  113. Worse.
    ScoMo has us tax payers underwriting up to 15% of first home buyer deposits too.

    Actually Scomo has us underwriting 15% of the sale price of the home.
    Used to be banks would require 20% deposit.
    Scomo has said 1st home buyers now need only 5% deposit & we’ll guarantee the remainder.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3021633, posted on May 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    There is no better place than Twitter right now.

    Just broken folk everywhere. It’s joyous.

    And what’s great is that there is no learning happening.

    The demographics couldn’t be clearer.
    A smashing in the Hunter and Qld = coal.
    Nearly every swing in other seats could be corelated with a high self-funded retiree population.
    But what do we get?

    – It’s a mystery.
    – High quality shit-sandwich policy not eaten by the dumbarse voters
    – The Coalition need to “heal the broken nation” by adopting the very policies that ALP just got the suitcase beaten out of them over.

    .
    I know a lot of people here aren’t fans of Peta Credlin, but at least three times on Saturday night the Sky-wafflers (mainly Speers) were going through the entrails of the sheep over a big swing … “hmmm, popular local member … good media performer … increased margin in 2016 … what can it be?”
    Her answer in a word?
    Retirees.

  115. calli

    Retirees.

    And their sprogs.

    No amount of warmening will get between them and their juicy inheritance.

    Cash wins every time.

  116. So IT is enjoying the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    What is good in life Conan?

  117. Mother Lode

    RN Breakfast this morning was running the news that the Labor loss has led to multiple ‘suicide attempts’ on Manus

    How do they know it is not because they are young gay men tormented by the continued existence of Israel Folau?

    I have seen the youths on Manus and they are suffering – balding, fat guts, missing teeth.

  118. Nelson Kidd-Players

    A quick calculation:

    Assuming the FB party only contested the senate:
    Number of senate first-preference votes: 194269
    Cost of campaign (reported): $40M
    Cost per vote: $205.90.

  119. notafan

    Nothing says truthiness like a varying number of unsuccessful suicide attempts

    Time to go home, because Labor are out for at least three years, and unless they have a massive policy swing (which they won’t because they can get no-where without green preferences) more likely six years in the Manus wilderness

    There are pretty of safe spaces for Kurds in Iraq and Syria Mr Boochani, you think we are so very horrid please take your big bag of money and go home.

    two suicide attempts six suicide attempts

  120. cohenite

    Student assault charges against primary school teacher dismissed
    Sarah Crawford, The Daily Telegraph
    May 20, 2019 7:37pm
    Subscriber only

    A teacher falsely accused of assaulting four students is now pursuing police for her legal costs after a magistrate dismissed the charges against her, saying one of the accusations was a “fabrication” by a boy who had “clear dislike” for her.

    Mr Covington said one boy, who on her first day told the teacher: “We don’t like people that aren’t Arabic” and that she looked like Donald Trump, had a, “clear dislike for the accused”.

    I bet the little turd isn’t a Christ.n arab but of the other kind.

    If I were the teacher I would be suing everyone who moved in that case including the little bastard’s parents if the mother can be identified and I would be looking for punitive costs against the wallopers and the department.

  121. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘get a grip Rusty’

    PHRASING.

    (h/t Archer)

  122. notafan

    I said what I meant and I meant what I said

  123. Knuckle Dragger

    I was one of four students assaulted by a teacher, a lay History teacher in boarding school once, but I was 15.

    Notorious for it, he was. Now gone to God and Darth Vader, Mr. FXXXXX. Great big fat bastard he was too. Knocked a kid out once.

    …………….

    The one upthread, I’m sorry to say has politics written all over it. No statements taken from adults whop were nearby if not in the actual room at the time, yet plenty of statements from the kiddies – which, btw, for them to be admissible in court takes all sorts of ‘special’ stuff, like special rooms, special fluffy toys, specially qualified people to interview them and so on.

    Which is fine for child s3x victims, and all that, no issue at all.

    But for Junior Mo who demonstrably hates his teacher, common sense should have prevailed.

    Mind you, it’s excellent prep work for an adulthood spent ‘getting whiplash when that Skip rammed me Offisaaaa’.

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Student assault charges against primary school teacher dismissed
    Sarah Crawford, The Daily Telegraph
    May 20, 2019 7:37pm
    Subscriber only

    A teacher falsely accused of assaulting four students is now pursuing police for her legal costs after a magistrate dismissed the charges against her, saying one of the accusations was a “fabrication” by a boy who had “clear dislike” for her.

    Why was that?

    Mr Covington said one boy, who on her first day told the teacher: “We don’t like people that aren’t Arabic” and that she looked like Donald Trump, had a, “clear dislike for the accused”.

    Oh, right.
    What bullshit.
    This got thrown out by a magistrate in 15 minutes after it had been through the education department, plod and the prosecutors, and no-one had the balls to say “fuck off, it’s a try-on.”

  125. Leigh Lowe

    Student assault charges against primary school teacher dismissed
    Sarah Crawford, The Daily Telegraph
    May 20, 2019 7:37pm
    Subscriber only

    A teacher falsely accused of assaulting four students is now pursuing police for her legal costs after a magistrate dismissed the charges against her, saying one of the accusations was a “fabrication” by a boy who had “clear dislike” for her.

    Why was that?

    Mr Covington said one boy, who on her first day told the teacher: “We don’t like people that aren’t Arabic” and that she looked like Donald Trump, had a, “clear dislike for the accused”.

    Oh, right.
    .
    .
    What bullshit.
    This got thrown out by a magistrate in 15 minutes after it had been through the education department, plod and the prosecutors, and no-one had the [email protected] to say “fuck off, it’s a try-on.”

  126. areff

    RN Breakfast this morning was running the news that the Labor loss has led to multiple ‘suicide attempts’ on Manus

    We’re always hearing about these suicide attempts. Yet they never quite succeed.

    You have to wonder: if you’re so incompetent that finding a rope, rafter and a chair is beyond you, what could you possibly contribute to the country you wish to enter, other than making work for the tradie who has to replace the worn-out hinges on CenterLink offices’ front doors?

  127. EvilElvis

    outside enteritis

    I reckon I had that once.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    Time to go home, because Labor are out for at least three years, and unless they have a massive policy swing (which they won’t because they can get no-where without green preferences) more likely six years in the Manus wilderness

    Some may view this as a delay, but I think it could be a permanent stay.
    I am betting the view in Europe and the US is going to swing more sharply against open borders over the next 3 years.

  129. Dr Fred Lenin

    “ We propose a brave and visionary set of policies ,”said PM Hacker “Oh! “Said Sir Hunphrey Appleby ,”you mean a desire to commit political suicide “? “Thats always where such polcies lead in my extensive experience, starving the voters of energy is not exactly wise”

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    Rear windscreen sticker:

    ‘Save Australian Wildlife.
    Go Home and Shoot Your Cat.’

  131. Tom

    Meant to post this earlier (Paywallian):

    Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon says Labor’s Bill Shorten “snatched ­defeat from the jaws of victory” ­because he pandered to inner-city elites at the expense of ordinary Australian families.

    Mr Bannon, who was the architect of Mr Trump’s 2016 presidential triumph, said Scott Morrison won because, like Mr Trump, he spoke honestly to the ­“little guys” who saw through Labor’s ­“utopian” policies on ­climate change, its class-warfare tactics and use of identity politics.

    “It’s the little guy who is the backbone of civic society but who is not outspoken … they don’t demonstrate but they pay attention,” Mr Bannon told The Aus­tralian in an exclusive interview from Paris. “That’s what the elites have forgotten — they think these people are stupid.

    He said there were similarities between the Prime Minister’s victory and that of Mr Trump because, like Hillary Clinton’s Democrats in 2016, Labor was “in the bubble” rather than on the side of ordinary workers.

    “They (Labor) came out and gave this big sweeping utopian ­vision of climate change and they were hailed by the media and by the urban elites, but it’s the little guy that knows it’s all going to roll downhill,” he said.

    “Once again, the left oversold climate change (policies) and the practicality of it.”

    Mr Bannon said there were clear parallels between Mr Trump’s “forgotten people” and Mr Morrison’s “quiet Australians”.

    “Many of the people who voted for Trump were reluctant to tell (pollsters) because there were a lot of working-class Democrats and I think it was the same thing (in Australia),” he said, adding these silent voters were wary of “big sweeping utopian ­visions”.

    “I don’t think this was an ­enthusiastic vote or mandate to the Coalition but it was certainly a feeling of ‘at least I know what I’ve got here, I may not love it but there is too much uncertainty (with Labor)’. This was stunning. (Labor) basically snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.”

  132. Leigh Lowe

    If the Libs lose Bass and Macquarie (leading in both), the worst case scenario is …
    LNP 76
    Labour 69
    Greens 1
    .
    Independents/Minors

    KAP 1
    CA (Xenophon) 1
    Wilkie 1
    Chicken Woman 1
    Indi Indy 1
    .
    If all independents/minors voted with the Liars the HoR would be tied with the Lib speaker holding the tie-breaker.

  133. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So IT is enjoying the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    What is good in life Conan?

    Don’t know about Conan, but Admiral “Jackie” Fisher said that, if any man dare oppose me, I will make his house a dunghill, his wife a widow, and his children fatherless.”

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rear windscreen sticker:

    Best one I saw was “Help fight organized crime. Disband the Australian Labor Party.”

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Anne Aly’s margin now down to 786.

    Was 1400 yesterday.

  136. Leigh Lowe

    Dr Fred Lenin

    #3021697, posted on May 21, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    PM Hacker “ We propose a brave and visionary set of policies ,”
    Sir Humphrey ” Very courageous of you, Prime Minister if I may say.”
    PM Hacker (quivering voice) “C-c-courageous? Really? Oooooh.”

  137. Anthony

    Are the birds on the top of the blog Bowens?

  138. Herodotus

    The BBC is doing its damndest to be obliging with the UN’s call to make a big noise about climate change and species extinctions.
    A story on fishing restrictions due to over-fishing from Bangla Desh attributed the decline in catches to “overfishing and climate change”.
    Another story about bees said that farming crops (monocultures) were not bee-friendly. Corridors of more natural and diverse plants had to be established (re-wilding anyone?), farming practises overhauled (less meat anyone?) and then there was always that other threat to the poor little bees, climate change, which made them seek sanctuary from the terrible heat, hence the need for safe corridors.
    (In an echo of the great book Climate of Fear by Michael Chrichton, Graham Lloyd’s piece today in the Oz was headed Evolution of climate fear!)

  139. Mother Lode

    I saw two of those SMH posters they hang in front of newsagencies with the day’s headline.

    One touted ‘Hawkies Gift to Labor’ – presumably hung up before the results were known. Most likely Saturday when the Fairfaxistas thought it was just icing on the cake they thought they were getting anyway. Perhaps also to implant in people’s heads an association of Hawke with Shorten’s Labor.

    The next one I saw boasted of an Italian Food edition.

    I wonder if they would have put that up if Labor had won?

  140. bespoke

    Enteritis is inflammation of the small intestine. It is most commonly caused by food or drink contaminated with pathogenic microbes,[1] such as serratia, but may have other causes such as NSAIDs, cocaine, radiation therapy as well as autoimmune conditions like Crohn’s disease and coeliac disease. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhoea, dehydration, and fever.[

    Close enough.

  141. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3021703, posted on May 21, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Anne Aly’s margin now down to 786.

    Was 1400 yesterday.

    Postals are breaking 56.5 : 43.5 against her, and they are less than 80% counted.
    Could it be that the voters of Cowan are mysoginist, racist, ‘Slam-o-fobes?

  142. DrBeauGan

    Leigh Lowe
    #3021566, posted on May 21, 2019 at 2:24 pm
    What?
    My share portfolio is down $250 today.
    I nearly fell orf the yacht.

    Mine is up $4,000. Banks and Telstra mostly. Should have sold FMG yesterday.

  143. Dr Fred Lenin

    The sheer arrogance of these incompetent lowest of the lower middle class socialist wankers with their sweeping “visionary “bullsbit based on a u,n, thieving con plan ,is breathhtaking ,these incompetent wankers actually think they can formulate a plan which will destroy our economy ,and they will take their bribes and live overseas in luxury like rudd giliard and turnbull . They should be lined up in court on capital charges ,their cheek is totally astonishing . More front than substance we dodged a bullet there .

  144. Fred

    I saw Adam Giles on PM Live get stuck into those whinging about PHON and Palmer preferences to argue for first past the post if they’re not happy.

    So the question is-

    Based on Saturday’s votes, what would be the house of reps make-up if we used first past the post?

  145. Infidel Tiger

    Based on Saturday’s votes, what would be the house of reps make-up if we used first past the post?

    LNP 100+

  146. Bruce of Newcastle

    The BBC is doing its damndest to be obliging with the UN’s call to make a big noise about climate change and species extinctions.

    Oh noes: global warming causes fewer extinctinesses

    Be fun to graph this data versus pCO2. The left might extinctiness their own heads with exothermic enthusiasm.

    Via Climate Depot and this post at NTZ:

    Recent Studies Indicate Species Extinctions Decline With Warming – Mass Extinction Events Due To COOLING (16 May)

  147. Rococo Liberal

    Based on Saturday’s votes, what would be the house of reps make-up if we used first past the post?

    I haven’t checked in detail, but my cursory review of the seats was that the LNP finished in front on primaries in many seats that green preferences eventually won for Labour.

    Where PHON or UAP preferences won it for Liberals the Liberals were still in first place on primaries., and so with a first past the post system would have won anyway.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    Following on from the point Alan Jones made on Q&A about the uphill struggle for the Liars next time around, based on latest count figures, the Liberals hold five seats by less than 3% (assuming they take both Bass and Macquarie):-
    Bass
    Boothby
    Chisholm
    Macquarie
    Swan
    .
    On the other hand, the Liars will be defending nine seats on under 3% margin …

    Blair
    Corangamite
    Cowan
    Dobell
    Eden-Monaro
    Gilmore
    Hunter
    Lilley
    Moreton

  149. stackja

    Story TA pension 300k. Steggall? 0?

  150. Rococo Liberal

    Leigh
    That’s a good point. It is also very noteworthy that Labor’s primary vote is only 33% and they only wanted to get 37% to get government.
    I think they are kidding themselves. The problem is that they rely on the greens for so many of their votes now that they are turniong off the moderate voters. I see their primary vote falling more and the Greens getting most of the spill off and the Liberals getting the rest. This will keep Labour out of power. They need to win back Grren votes or Liberal votes to raise that primary vote. Unfortunately they have to move to the left to get green votes and to the right to get Liberal votes. it is a very difficult trick to pull off in the current climate, especially since the interests of the uinions and the Greens are often diametrically opposed.

  151. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ora Banda Inn owner to rebuild
    Zoe KeenanKalgoorlie Miner
    Saturday, 18 May 2019 3:39PM

    The historic Goldfields pub went up in flames in the early hours of Saturday morning.

    Ora Banda Inn owner Mike Lucas says they will look to rebuild the iconic pub that was destroyed by a blaze early on Saturday.

    Twelve firefighters responded to a triple-zero call at 5.45am to reports of a structure fire at the historic hotel, 70km north of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

    Kalgoorlie Station officer Mick Lovelle said by the time crews arrived it was evident the hotel had been fully engulfed by flames.

    “There was still some fire when we got there but predominantly nothing to save,” he said.

    He said the fire was being treated as suspicious and damage costs were estimated at $1million.

    Mr Lucas said when he got a frantic phone call from his daughter, he had expected a fire in the pub’s kitchen.

    “As we drove out it was still dark and you could just see the red glow then as we got closer you could see the flames through all of the openings,” he said.

    “I just thought ‘that’s impossible it can’t burn like that’, but it has and all you can see now is the four stone walls.”

    Local residents gathered in sorrow and people from far and wide who had made the trip to the famous pub in the past reached out.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Based on Saturday’s votes, what would be the house of reps make-up if we used first past the post?

    LNP 100+

    Pretty hard to analyse from the AEC website but it would be yuuuuuge.
    It would be even yuuuuger if the Nats and Libs eliminated three cornered contests where there was a chnace the split vote could be knocked off by the Liars or Greens.

  153. stackja

    Rococo Liberal
    #3021731, posted on May 21, 2019 at 5:13 pm …the current climate

    ALP need climate change?

  154. Spider

    I note the Twitter outrage over the Anastasia Pallacechook in the cross hairs (your next) graphic that appeared in a Sunshine Coast paper (during domestic violence week).

    An announcer on ABC radio asked quizzically of a Minister if the editor should lose his job. Lots of callers also rang in outraged.

    I do hope if we checked through the terminally outrageds Twitter or Facebook accounts that we don’t find instances where they liked or shared disgusting images of Campbell Newman or Tony Abbott, for instance.

    Funny that this came only days after a number of people shared on Facebook photoshopped photos of Peter Dutton on an election sign with a dog unrinating in his mouth. Hilarious stuff they thought.

  155. Roger

    Anne Aly’s margin now down to 786.

    Was 1400 yesterday.

    I thought she might be in trouble.

  156. JC

    Newspoll is out and labor leads 57/43 on two party preferred.

  157. So in three years time when the 2022 rerun of the Maunder Minimum is getting going, and Australia’s deserts turn to sort of productive grassland, and Tasmania gets bulldozed into the Bass Strait by new glaciers stampeding up from the South Pole, do you think the Greenies will shut up?

  158. Roger

    The problem is that [Labor] rely on the greens for so many of their votes now that they are turning off the moderate voters.

    As I noted before the election, Labor are becoming an urban party that has adopted a large part of the Green agenda economically and socially, and you can’t win Australian elections (particularly in Qld) from that position.

    The next to find this out the hard way will be the tin eared duo Palaszczuk & Trad.

  159. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3021738, posted on May 21, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Newspoll is out and labor leads 57/43 on two party preferred.

    You are fucking kidding, right?

  160. pete m

    Gee that buyer’s remorse kicked in quickly!

  161. DrBeauGan

    Great video, Mitch. Much more interesting and important than politics.

  162. Mitch M.

    Enteritis is inflammation of the small intestine. It is most commonly caused by food or drink contaminated with pathogenic microbes,[1] such as serratia, but may have other causes such as NSAIDs, cocaine, radiation therapy as well as autoimmune conditions like Crohn’s disease and coeliac disease. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhoea, dehydration, and fever.[

    Close enough.

    Bespoke,

    Any ideas on why gut inflammatory conditions have spiked so much in recent years?

  163. My reading of the senate voting is that PHON is chance of a senate seat in QLD.
    Gaining on the gangreens.
    That would be icing on the cake.

  164. Bruce of Newcastle

    So in three years time when the 2022 rerun of the Maunder Minimum is getting going, and Australia’s deserts turn to sort of productive grassland, and Tasmania gets bulldozed into the Bass Strait by new glaciers stampeding up from the South Pole, do you think the Greenies will shut up?

    ‘Anthropogenic global cooling will kill us all within 12 years!’
    You heard it here first.
    I have to admit a mile of ice on top of Chicago would be an improvement.

  165. Mitch M.

    Dr BG

    Thanks, I read the book some years ago. I enjoyed his creative and skeptical approach to the questions.

  166. JC

    No, I’m deadly seriously, Leigh.

    No just kidding.

  167. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Newspoll is out and labor leads 57/43 on two party preferred.

    seems legit 😉

  168. Apologies – my post at 5.20 was meant to go to The Streetwise Professor.

  169. Bruce of Newcastle

    Any ideas on why gut inflammatory conditions have spiked so much in recent years?

    Chemo?

  170. JC

    It’s freaking unreal.

    Rudd, the Slapper, Abbott, Turnbull all may have been rolled by the party members on dodgy polls. You gotta love this place.

  171. Tel

    Any ideas on why gut inflammatory conditions have spiked so much in recent years?

    Watching the trajectory of Australian society hasn’t helped my digestion one bit.

    Could be I’m just getting old and drinking too much.

  172. JC

    I bought some oil patch today. I like oil stocks. I think the liquid gold is heading higher.

  173. JC

    Shane Wand had a hand in the beginnings of the campaign. No more needs to be said.

  174. bespoke

    Any ideas on why gut inflammatory conditions have spiked so much in recent years?

    Mitch M,

    White male cis gender Climate Change!

    Now gimmy a PHD

  175. Bruce of Newcastle

    Libs still ahead by 68 in Macquarie.
    I told my mum yesterday on the phone her vote may’ve elected the Lib.
    Looks like I was not far off.
    It’d be fun if my mum gave ScoMo his majority.

  176. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3021751, posted on May 21, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    No, I’m deadly seriously, Leigh.

    No just kidding.

    FMD.
    Any pollster who sticks their head up within the next six months is nuts.

  177. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #3021755, posted on May 21, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    It’s freaking unreal.

    Rudd, the Slapper, Abbott, Turnbull all may have been rolled by the party members on dodgy polls. You gotta love this place

    From memory Kokoda Kevni got knocked on 50:50.

  178. Any ideas on why gut inflammatory conditions have spiked so much in recent years?

    The coeliac disease thing can be mapped to your location.
    I don’t have a reference, words from gut Dr.
    He stated that in UK and AU the disease was 10 fold higher incidence than northern India (as an example).

  179. Mitch M.

    Bruce,

    Chemo is savage but gut issues are too widespread to account for it. It may relate to increasing anxiety prevalence because in some people anxiety can be manifest as gut issues. I don’t think that is a sufficient explanation.

    Bespoke

    Get thee to a humanities department and utter transgender is the future of humanity. There’s your Ph.D thesis.

  180. Memoryvault

    Tasmania gets bulldozed into the Bass Strait by new glaciers stampeding up from the South Pole, do you think the Greenies will shut up?

    No. That’s why they started calling it “climate change”.
    Besides which, it will take a lot longer than three years, and central Australia will be more desertified and barren than ever. Eastern Australia will get drier, and only the lower half of WA will get wetter.

  181. feelthebern

    I bought some oil patch today. I like oil stocks. I think the liquid gold is heading higher.

    I’m surprised it isn’t a lot higher.

  182. calli

    Hunter

    And therein lies Coal Fitzgibbon’s coal epiphany.

    Untrustworthy.

  183. feelthebern

    Calli, are you saying coal or Joel is untrustworthy ?

  184. calli

    Sorry. That was about LL’s 5:07 post.

    On the other hand, the Liars will be defending nine seats on under 3% margin …

  185. mh

    Based on Saturday’s votes, what would be the house of reps make-up if we used first past the post?

    Coalition 89. Heard that on 2GB last night (4bc)

  186. feelthebern

    Any ideas on why gut inflammatory conditions have spiked so much in recent years?

    IBUPROFEN.
    It’s killing everyone.
    Get on the hemp oil people.
    I haven’t had panadol or nurofen for 3 months.

  187. Nick

    The gift that keeps on giving is that the Left still don’t properly get why they lost.
    It was worth contrasting the attempts by both the Australian and the SMH to explain who people voted for and why, with the SMH failing to say a few truths. A case in point, a work colleague who has been mocking ‘Mr Roundabouts’, a Lib candidate who actually understood his electorate and won, is today whiny on FB about climate change.

    Keep it up kids.

  188. calli

    He’s looking after his skin, bern.

    He would be hot for the Climate Scam if he held an unassailable margin.

    I’d trust him as far as I could kick him (with my dud knee).

  189. feelthebern

    The Cat has Dragon Energy since Saturday.
    Not wuss GoT Dragon Energy.
    The real Kanye Dragon Energy.

  190. Atoms for Peace

    Palacechook only has to worry about the knives in her own partyroom

  191. Nick

    Have Labor, with Bowen and Albo solely competing, mocked the Libs yet about their ‘women problem’?

  192. feelthebern

    Moves in Aus corporate credit markets over past 48 hours has been sublime.

  193. JC

    I suspected this was the case.

    To be clear, this means that according to the assessment signed by an OPCW-trained expert, the cylinders alleged to have dispensed poison gas which killed dozens of people in Douma did not arrive in the locations that they were alleged to have arrived at via aircraft dropped by the Syrian government, but via manual placement by people on the ground, where photographs were then taken and circulated around the world as evidence against the Syrian government which was used to justify air strikes by the US, UK and France. There were swift military consequences meted out on what appears now to be a lie. At the time, the people on the ground were the Al Qaeda-linked Jaysh Al-Islam, who had at that point nothing to lose and everything to gain by staging a false flag attack in a last-ditch attempt to get NATO powers to function as their air force, since they’d already effectively lost the battle against the Syrian government.

  194. feelthebern

    If QLD can not commit to one new dam over the next 3 years there is something wrong.

  195. Based on Saturday’s votes, what would be the house of reps make-up if we used first past the post?

    FPP is democratic. i.e majority rules even if it is 50.0001 versus 49.99999
    The idea of everybody’s second or third choice winning is repugnant.

    Step 1 – FPP voting (or at least optional preferential)
    Step 2 – non-compulsory attendance at the polling booth.

    Do that and it is goodnight ALP and goodnight gangreens.

  196. feelthebern

    The squeezed that has been eased in debt markets puts numbers daily Rowe routine to shame.

  197. Mitch M.

    IBUPROFEN.
    It’s killing everyone.
    Get on the hemp oil people.
    I haven’t had panadol or nurofen for 3 months.

    NSAIDs are too dangerous for chronic use. You’ve mentioned Hemp before I’m intrigued by that because Hemp contains very little CBD but is very nutrient rich, including vitamin D which has an anti-inflammatory component with the suggestion that pain sensitivity can arise from Vitamin D deficiency.

    The cardiac and haemostatic effects of dietary hempseed

  198. bespoke

    Since I was a kid Iv had a bad gut that’s been put down to diet/allergens for years. But having a outlet for stress seems to do the trick.

  199. feelthebern

    I like the idea of optional preferences.
    But I don’t trust the AEC to then mark my paper as they see fit.
    Optional preferences via electronic voting.

  200. calli

    Hemp is a wonderful product. If we could get away from the dope stigma it would be a great crop for fibre and nutrients.

  201. feelthebern

    Hemp oil is THC free & is the worlds #1 anti inflammatory.
    Genghis Khan used to feed hemp seed to his ponies after a hard days pillaging.

  202. Atoms for Peace

    When the ALP ditched its’ hard core leftist freaks way back in the day, perchance did they all end up in the Greens. ? If they were electoral poison then, more so today.

  203. Optional preferences via electronic voting.

    Forget the electronic.
    Blue dye on the thumb.
    Execution for voting more than once.

  204. feelthebern

    Mitch I’ll give some though to a guest post on the subject.
    Stay tuned.

  205. Memoryvault

    Optional preferences via electronic voting.

    Biros instead of pencils might be a good start.

  206. bespoke

    Blue dye on the thumb.

    That leaves monty out.

  207. Fleeced

    Two Monday Forums, with the second one dated Tuesday. I wondered why the other thread wasn’t updating.

  208. feelthebern

    Stigma’s are hard to overcome Calli.
    Had a business associate just back from Colombia.
    Said it was heaving.
    Had a mate come back from Poland & Lithuania.
    Said the tech sectors in both counties are heaving.
    He reckons Poland will be the first country in Europe to roll out 5G.

  209. Fleeced

    LOL… Bowen is actually joining race for Dear Leader of the ALP. I thought people were joking about that.

  210. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Sinc.

    Seven News reports that Syndey Plod were investigating terror funding links in Western Sinny and stumbled upon a massive tobacco smuggling syndicate…

    Police investigating illicit tobacco syndicate’s possible terror links

    More than a million dollars in cash and seven tonnes of illicit tobacco have been seized by detectives investigating terrorism funding in New South Wales.

    Police on Tuesday said they have dismantled a sophisticated organised crime squad involved in the smuggling of tobacco and money laundering after eight men were arrested following raids on more than a dozen businesses and homes in Sydney’s south-west.

    At 0.4 g per cigarette that 7 tonnes of tobacco would be 17,500,000 cigarettes.

  211. thefrollickingmole

    If i had to make a 1/4 educated guess the cause is general inflammation brought about by whatever people are exposed to.

    For some its food, others perfume or smoke, others plants or animals.

    Every systemic inflammation (so not a localized skin reaction but a body wide one) is affecting every organ in the body, usually mildly.
    However a systemic reaction might lead to the body picking up a new “allergy” to become sensitive to.

    Eg: I am massively allergic to lantana bush, to the extent its 3-4 months or more of open weeping sores on exposed bits.
    Recently it seems that also now applies to seaweed (FFS seaweed!) despite having dived/fished/swum & worked on boats all through my younger years.

    Without having kept a close track I have noticed my guts gets upset a little more than usual while this latest “allergy” is taking place.

    Im not enjoying finding out what kicks off 4-5 months of allergy by trial and error…

  212. Philippa Martyr

    Actually Scomo has us underwriting 15% of the sale price of the home.
    Used to be banks would require 20% deposit.
    Scomo has said 1st home buyers now need only 5% deposit & we’ll guarantee the remainder.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  213. Roger

    LOL:

    Turns out the ALP were using Newspoll data all through their campaign.

  214. ian3029

    Biros instead of pencils

    Ialways take my biro – all my family laugh.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    Tasmania gets bulldozed into the Bass Strait by new glaciers stampeding up from the South Pole, do you think the Greenies will shut up?

    One thing for sure.
    Having a bunch of unwashed hippies drive through Queensland lecturing people about da climate and telling them to give up their jobs was a master-stroke.
    Seriously most mainlanders know they prop up Tassie, so aren’t keen on hectoring from across Bass Strait.
    It’s like driving around in your Holden and getting a demand from your World Vision sponsor child in Nepal to meet the payments on his new Porsche Cayenne.

  216. Roger

    Palacechook only has to worry about the knives in her own partyroom

    QLD Labor royalty, atoms.

    Untouchable.

  217. Leigh Lowe

    LOL… Bowen is actually joining race for Dear Leader of the ALP. I thought people were joking about that.

    He will carry that “feel free to vote against us” thing like an albatross for the rest of his life.

  218. Mitch M.

    Mitch I’ll give some though to a guest post on the subject.
    Stay tuned.

    Thanks, I’ll be tuned.

    Every systemic inflammation (so not a localized skin reaction but a body wide one) is affecting every organ in the body, usually mildly.
    However a systemic reaction might lead to the body picking up a new “allergy” to become sensitive to.

    Good point. That does happen. Systemic inflammation is associated with increased allergic reactions, dementia, heart disease, diabetes type 2, and probably some forms of arthritis. It will make autoimmune conditions worse, some of those conditions are inflammatory mediated. Controlling inflammation is a cardinal strategy for everyone and especially those over 40 years of age. As Feelthebern states, hemp seed has pronounced anti-inflammatory properties.

  219. Citation Required

    Is there any way to read Blair without a Telly subscription?

  220. 2dogs

    One particular conclusion from Saturday’s result just hasn’t sunk in with the Lefties: since the polls were wrong, the indication, in the polls, that the Liberal vote went down when ScoMo replaced Malcolm, is also wrong.

  221. Empire 5:5

    coherent rambler
    #3021799, posted on May 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Optional preferences via electronic voting.

    Forget the electronic.
    Blue dye on the thumb.
    Execution for voting more than once.

    Any fuckery with the electoral process ought be a capital crime.

  222. Bruce of Newcastle

    LOL… Bowen is actually joining race for Dear Leader of the ALP.

    He’s better than Albo. Albo is like Shorten – a vast propensity to sneer at whatever the journo says the Libs have just said. Sneering all the time is not an especially attractive trait.

    Speaking of journos there’s another Labor leadership race on in NSW. The horsies in the ring so far are Jodi McKay and Chris Minns (who?). Mr Minns has called for “reducing union influence in the Labor Party” which his sparse wiki lovingly mentions. I suspect that means he’s roadkill.

    Jodi McKay is a fixture in Ncl having fronted NBN news for a fair stretch (including being on air when 9/11 happened). So there you go NBN Nine Ncl news may run NSW Labor in a few weeks!

    There’s no escape NS Welshpersons. The only other person who seems likely to stand is Calli’s MP Kate Washington. Bow to the power of the Novocastrian wymminses front!

    Port Stephens MP Kate Washington and former Newcastle MP Jodi McKay still in the ring for Labor leadership (Ncl Herald, 21 May)

  223. cohenite

    For what it is worth Anning is running 7th in QLD after LNP, liars, filth, PHON, fatboy and the fucking animal justice party. There are some strange people in Australia.

  224. Atoms for Peace

    In all of the election kerfuffle, what has happened to the schedule for a certain funeral. There will be a lot of sad people there.

  225. Knuckle Dragger

    Some bloke from AA (Advance Australia Party, not Alcoholics Anonymous – although the jury’s still out) on Sky saying GetUp spent $4 million during the election campaign on Warringah alone.

    If true, how did a couple of dozen layabouts whose usual behaviour is squealing from the cheap seats suddenly have 4,000,000 beer vouchers to spend?

    It better not be Alex Turnbull, or I’m going to vomit with rage.

  226. Muddy

    If the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project is more than just disinformation, it’s top of my Christmas list.

    Imagine …

  227. Atoms for Peace

    JC. Please let us know if Monst was a sock puppet for Tits. His absence is most peculiar…

  228. Memoryvault

    It better not be Alex Turnbull, or I’m going to vomit with rage.

    Soros.

  229. Knuckle Dragger

    BoN, 6.39 pm;

    The pic in that like is most instructive.

    Kate Washington’s staring intently at the back of the other ladeee’s head.

    Instead of an intended blankly pleasant expression, a la the sorely disappointed and new recruit to the sex-strike movement Chloe, Washington appears to be trying to use the Force to melt her head off.

  230. Mitch M.

    To flip the issue over, I just read this …

    Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria

    My caveat on this is I think the gut-brain-behavior nexus is somewhat overblown.

  231. Bruce of Newcastle

    Scomo has said 1st home buyers now need only 5% deposit & we’ll guarantee the remainder.

    The two houses I ever purchased were both 5% deposit. And mortgage insurance.
    I cheerfully paid the slug for the insurance, and the bank cheerfully gave me the money.
    They sort of grovelled at my feet both times.
    Another bank sniffily wanted 20% deposit.
    I have banked with the other bank this last 32 years 4 months and 18 days.

  232. Knuckle Dragger

    Mitch M,

    The empirical evidence at hand is that gut inflammation in Caucasian, and in particular skewed towards Australian ‘women’ of er, ample proportions is caused by combining multiple cheeseburgers with Woodstock bourbon and cola cans.

  233. Bruce of Newcastle

    Washington appears to be trying to use the Force to melt her head off.

    KD – I love the red coats too. They’d’ve both done well at Rorkes Drift.

  234. Memoryvault

    I cheerfully paid the slug for the insurance

    Mortgage insurance protects the lender, not you.
    But yes, they make you pay for it.
    And you don’t have a choice, if you want the loan.

  235. cohenite

    Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria

    My anxiety is alleviated by cleaning my 9mm and reviewing my property portfolio.

  236. Steve trickler

    Jordan Peterson and Milo Yiannopoulos decide to have a chat.

    Worthy of a bookmark.



  237. Roberto

    Anne Aly’s margin now down to 786.

    Was 1400 yesterday.

    Excellent!

  238. Empire 5:5

    My caveat on this is I think the gut-brain-behavior nexus is somewhat overblown

    Why, specifically?

  239. Pickles

    The Parrot should provide comedy on Sky at 8..

  240. cohenite

    Anyone got any further info about joel fitzgibbin in Hunter and the prospect of PHON overtaking the nats?

  241. Empire 5:5

    My anxiety is alleviated by cleaning my 9mm and reviewing my property portfolio.

    Is the safe? What happens if you tank?

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