Monday Forum: May 21, 2019

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  1. Atoms for Peace

    Huge source of inflammation that is often overlooked is uncontrolled periodontal disease. Lots of surgery now require some sign off by dentists as to oral health status. The biome starts at the mouth.

  2. Armadillo

    Scomo guaranteeing LMI for 1st homebuyers isn’t a biggie. Pretty clever move IMHO, with little risk. The whole system is a rort.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mortgage insurance protects the lender, not you.
    But yes, they make you pay for it.

    They’ve paid it all back and then some in the last 2 days.
    I’ve quite a few of their shares…

  4. Boambee John

    Not sure if it has been mentioned yet, but there is a great article by Peter Baldwin over at Quadrant On Line.

  5. Mitch M.

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

    Why, specifically?

    I think most of the effect is in the reverse direction: brain to gut. When there is something new and exciting in any field the bods can get carried away. For example the fuss over resveratrol, that stuff in red wine. Turns out you need to drink 100s bottles of wine to replicate the effect seen in lab work. When GSK trialed a supplement of resveratrol it was halted because of kidney complications. Vitamin D and selenium were supposed to slash cancer risk or blue berries be protective against cancer(but break your bank balance on today’s prices). Those nutrients help but the early results were seriously over estimating effects.

    I’m not denying there is an influence in the other direction but note the title includes the word “may”. It was only an observational study, not good enough for causation. Also it involved the use of probiotics. A recent study claimed that probiotics may carry some dangers. Never really got the idea about probiotics because gut bugs breed incredibly fast.

  6. cohenite

    Is the safe? What happens if you tank?

    What do you mean?

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    Genghis Khan used to feed hemp seed to his ponies after a hard days pillaging.

    Is that the source of the Pegasus myth? Flying high!

  8. Eyrie

    “Optional preferences via electronic voting.”
    nah, just write 1, 2,3 etc and X out the remaining squares. Simples

  9. Eyrie

    If you think electronic voting is the answer, you clearly haven’t had much to do with computers and security.

  10. Robber Baron

    Bolt just had a clip of Malcolm Turnbull at the airport arriving back from his New York lair.

    The bitterness could not be hidden. His anger made me smile. What a total loser.

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, there’s a dear!

    Bugger off, and don’t ever come back.

  12. Empire 5:5

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

    The stigma is fake news propaganda explicitly intended to demonise a very useful crop. It’s prohibited for reasons unrelated to the odd dole bludging bonghead or schizo.

  13. Goanna

    The Parrot should provide comedy on Sky at 8.

    Thanks for that Pickles.
    He was in good form on election night but I thought he didn’t get much of a chance amongst the minnows on Q&A.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    TWU set to ‘bring chaos’ to airports

    exclusive
    Ewin Hannan
    WORKPLACE EDITOR
    @EwinHannan
    12:00AM May 21, 2019
    30 Comments

    The Transport Workers Union will today threaten “industrial chaos” across airports and the road transport industry as it seeks to ­exploit the alignment of enterprise agreements covering tens of thousands of workers to pursue sector-wide improvements in pay and conditions.

    TWU national secretary ­Michael Kaine will push ahead with the aggressive strategy ­despite Saturday’s defeat of federal Labor, which had promised to legislate sector-wide bargaining in certain industries.

    Mr Kaine will tell the TWU nat­ional council meeting in Cairns that the union had spent five years aligning 200 agreements covering 38,000 workers to expire next year to maximise the impact of its ­action, including the ability to ­legally strike.

    “Today we deliver a warning shot: transport workers will demand sector-wide rates from wealthy companies at the top of the transport supply chain, the point of economic power,’’ Mr Kaine will say.

    “We will demand the lifting of standards. We will demand secure work. We will disrupt the companies that flagrantly disregard our health, security and livelihoods. And, yes, we will strike to achieve our aims.”

    From the Oz. Just in time to remind Australia what sort of bullet they dodged on Saturday.

  15. Memoryvault

    “Optional preferences via electronic voting.”
    nah, just write 1, 2,3 etc and X out the remaining squares. Simples

    Informal vote.

  16. Eyrie

    “Huge surge in Australians looking at moving to New Zealand following the surprise election result”
    They might be able to live and work in NZ but do they get to vote there? If not, the leftist vote in Australia will be lower and they won’t increase it in NZ. I see this as a win – win.

  17. Eyrie

    Not if that is the official way to do it MV under optional preferential.

  18. Eyrie

    No way to write in some extra preferences.

  19. Memoryvault

    Not if that is the official way to do it MV under optional preferential.

    I agree entirely Eyrie, but that is not how your comment reads.

  20. Some History

    Genghis Khan used to feed hemp seed to his ponies after a hard days pillaging.
    Is that the source of the Pegasus myth? Flying high!

    LOL

    Huge surge in Australians looking at moving to New Zealand following the surprise election result
    Form a queue.
    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, there’s a dear!

    ALL TOGETHER NOW
    Na Na Na Na
    Na Na Na Na
    Hey Hey Hey
    GOODBYE

  21. Roberto

    They might be able to live and work in NZ but do they get to vote there?

    I’m not sure what the situation is now, but when I lived in NZ a number of years ago, I could vote in NZ elections on the basis of residency.

  22. Black Ball

    So is Lisa Wilkinson off to head up news affairs in Wellington? Pete to school the All Blacks pack on fighting back when the French land one? Yasmin off along with Clementine? As noted by Eyrie, they won’t get a vote there. Wondering what the tax rate is for high income earners in Unzud.

  23. Eyrie

    I was replying to the “Optional preferences via electronic voting” post, MV. Don’t need electronic voting to prevent adding extra preferences, just X out the squares you don’t want to use so all are marked with an X or a number.

  24. Memoryvault

    I appreciate now what you meant, Eyrie, but it’s not what you said.

  25. Leigh Lowe

    Black Ball

    #3021875, posted on May 21, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    So is Lisa Wilkinson off to head up news affairs in Wellington

    Mrs Bandana copping an absolute pasting on FB.

  26. min

    Any truth tothe story that Downer talking out of school was taped by Brits who were asked to get dirt on Trump by Obama

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Irreverent soul, over on Tim Blair , want’s to know if Bill Shorten got his deposit back, when he cancelled the removal truck?

  28. Eyrie

    This seems to explian Aussie residents of NZ voting rights:
    http://www.ozkiwi2001.org/2019/05/tvnz-aust-election-feature/

    Need to live there for one year. I’d think about changing that, Kiwis.

  29. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think most of the effect is in the reverse direction: brain to gut.

    Chemo gave my mum terrible enduring IBS. Nothing to do with the brain. I’d also hypothesize that increased hardiness of E. coli strains and S. aureas in the face of antibiotic and antibacterial challenges may make them tougher if ingested. Once established in the gut culture their pathogenic chemical emissions could well be irritating gut linings.

    For example the fuss over resveratrol, that stuff in red wine. Turns out you need to drink 100s bottles of wine to replicate the effect seen in lab work.

    Red wine turns your fundamental mass balance results black! (I liked the wymminses artist who ate coloured dyes then used her…product for art.) So the flavonoids could well have an effect on the intestinal bacterial microcosm, since they obviously manage to survive the perilous journey through the whole gastrointestinal system.

    My claim to, er, fame was to completely fail to synthesise a certain isoflavonoid for my honours chemistry year. They still gave me 1st class hons for whatever reason. Not complaining. A minor fun thing is I managed to (legitimately) produce in undergrad chemistry each of ibuprofen, paracetamol and asprin, or their primary intermediates. Call me if you are in pain!

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    In their wisdom, the AFL is once again holding the indigenous round, this time branded as Sir Doug Nicholls Round.

    In perhaps a peek into why they’re doing it, all 18 2019 indigenous guernseys have been plastered all over the joint as being ‘available at the AFL Shop’. Not individual club merchandise. The AFL Shop.

    The divisiveness continues.

    As an aside, I watched a Tiwi Islands League GF a few years back. By Christ those boys could play. Largely barefoot and on sodden ground, their pace and delivery by foot were the equal if not better than anything I’ve ever seen by anyone, ever.

  31. Memoryvault

    They still gave me 1st class hons for whatever reason.

    Number 1 all round top nice bloke?

  32. Knuckle Dragger

    AFL again – that mopheaded, chinless Nancy boy Daisy Thomas got $7500 for calling an umpire a fvcking cheat.

    Should have got eight weeks for that. One of the worst things you can say to anyone on a sporting field, and if you do you better have something to back it up.

    What Thomas should have done is run towards the umpire and put a forearm into his face, Ablett-style. Would have got a week, seeing as he’s not a Brownlow winner.

  33. DrBeauGan

    I’ve discovered that the Spanish for thank you is pronounced gratias, not grassy arse as I had supposed. Obviously worth knowing.

    I hope my phone works in Cuba.

  34. Harlequin Decline

    KD,

    I’ve been looking at the ‘Shit Towns of Australia’ Facebook page you recommended. Hilarious especially the Fan Mail from outraged residents.

  35. Crossie

    ck
    #3021784, posted on May 21, 2019 at 6:01 pm
    Have Labor, with Bowen and Albo solely competing, mocked the Libs yet about their ‘women problem’?

    The woman problem only exists on the right, if it appears on the left it is obviously an anomaly. And this is my sarcastic face.

  36. Knuckle Dragger

    Harlequin,

    It’s brilliant. An oasis in a sea of mediocrity.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3021887, posted on May 21, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    AFL again – that mopheaded, chinless Nancy boy Daisy Thomas got $7500 for calling an umpire a fvcking cheat.

    Are you the one who likes to despatch batsmen on the basis of which hand they put lowest on the handle?

  38. egg_

    Mrs Bandana copping an absolute pasting on FB.

    LMFAO – what’s the term for a virtue signalling misfire?

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    Number 1 all round top nice bloke?

    MV – I made it quite plain that I’d just love to be a PhD slave student working for four years for one of the faculty. I was last placed in the hons 1 bunch. It worked!

    It was fun that most of the luminaries above me in the ranking were wymminses. Over the next few years one after another got the bug, married, had kids, converted their PhD to a masters and left. Lefties think wymminses can do anything, but my experience is that genes are queens.

  40. Knuckle Dragger

    LL,

    Yes, but that’s not cheating. I’m just giving Darwin a helping hand.

  41. Roger

    Some bloke from AA (Advance Australia Party…) on Sky saying GetUp spent $4 million during the election campaign on Warringah alone.

    What are the odds a good portion of that $4m (and that spent in Dickson) came from overseas?

    And yet the Left are not falling over themselves demanding for an inquiry into foreign intervention.

  42. Top Ender

    I watched a Tiwi Islands League GF a few years back. By Christ those boys could play.

    You can’t say that Knuckles.

    Report to Re-Education Camp 4.

    Next thing you’ll be saying:

    – the French are excitable

    – the British are dour

    – the Zulus are good long-distance runners

    Everyone knows none of these things are true.

  43. Arky

    I swear to God the next one of you Australian sons of bitches who cuts me off by going up the inside in a freeway accident merge situation…

  44. Knuckle Dragger

    I actually don’t gun the cack-handed defectives indiscriminately, LL.

    I do, however, enjoy it more when I point the finger at them, as if highlighting their disability.

    Plus they’re a pain in the arse when I have to keep moving at square leg.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    The spud-peeler’s appearances here have dropped off since Saturday.
    I did theorise that he only came back here in anticipation of giving people shit when Pieman won.

  46. egg_

    Virtue signalling misfire?

  47. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ve discovered that the Spanish for thank you is pronounced gratias, not grassy arse as I had supposed. Obviously worth knowing.

    I visited Argentina once. It didn’t go well. Being fog bound in Montevideo with flu sucks. But I acquired my entire stock of Spanish during those few days: por favor and gracias.

  48. Knuckle Dragger

    TE,

    If Re-Education Camp 4 is my local tavern starting with H, I will comply with the wishes of the State.

  49. EvilElvis

    Just in a hospital emergency department well south of Perth. What a fucking cesspit. Every sponging, tax hoovering example of Australian humanity on display. Luckily, equality at work. Deadbeat abusive junkies mixed in with frail geriatrics, drunken Aboriginals and flu riddled kids. What a country.

  50. Arky

    I actually don’t gun the cack-handed defectives

    ..
    You wanna cut me off?

  51. Arky

    The spud-peeler’s appearances here have dropped

    ..
    What about you? You want some?

  52. Arky

    I visited Argentina once.

    ..
    Come here you, I’ll…

  53. Leigh Lowe

    Plus they’re a pain in the arse when I have to keep moving at square leg.

    No problem when I was batting.
    No singles ever.
    4s and 6s only.
    I’d stay well back at square and stay awake.
    I loved rocketing a short one through there at umpy hat height.
    .
    .
    (The above may contain traces of memory enhancement).

  54. Crossie

    Some bloke from AA (Advance Australia Party…) on Sky saying GetUp spent $4 million during the election campaign on Warringah alone.

    What are the odds a good portion of that $4m (and that spent in Dickson) came from overseas?

    Not necessarily, we have plenty of lefty millionaires, just look at Malcolm Turnbull. I believe whoever owns Whatif has been bankrolling GetUp. If you want to punish them book your hotels through any other website except Whatif.

  55. Memoryvault

    Lefties think wymminses can do anything

    And there’s probably a bit of truth in that, BoN.
    However, eventually what most wymminses most want to do is to have babies.
    It’s almost as strong as the desire to become grannies further down the track.

  56. Arky

    Just in a hospital emergency department well south

    ..
    You son of a…

  57. Roger

    “Huge surge in Australians looking at moving to New Zealand following the surprise election result”

    I thoroughly recommend it to them, provided their conscience can abide nonchalantly stepping over the homeless sleeping in front of abandoned shop fronts on Auckland’s Queens St. and just about every other major town’s main drag.

  58. Eyrie

    “But I acquired my entire stock of Spanish during those few days: por favor and gracias.”
    I read Norman Spinrad’s “Little heroes” once. I now know enough Spanish to get me into serious trouble in San Diego.

  59. Black Ball

    Knuckle Dragger I watched Footy Classified last night. Caroline Wilson suggesting that Bitchmond play Daniel Rioli because skin colour. FMD. So on this basis, the AFL should have rescinded Varcoe’s head high bump. In fact, why not allow all black players take the spot of a Pendlebury or Ablett for the weekend? For diversity of course.

  60. Arky

    I’ll fight all of yiz.

  61. Roger

    What are the odds a good portion of that $4m (and that spent in Dickson) came from overseas?

    Not necessarily, we have plenty of lefty millionaires…

    We shall see, as I believe Dutton has referred them for investigation.

  62. feelthebern

    If you think electronic voting is the answer, you clearly haven’t had much to do with computers and security.

    Sure have.
    The bio metrics on my Bloomberg terminal are un-hackable.
    Any changes to anything in my ecosystem is logged.
    The Bloomberg COR tracking is probably the best on the planet outside the NSA or DARPA.
    Bloomberg took their snooping expose on the chin & turned it into a bigger selling point.

  63. Crossie

    vilElvis
    #3021906, posted on May 21, 2019 at 8:02 pm
    Just in a hospital emergency department well south of Perth. What a fucking cesspit. Every sponging, tax hoovering example of Australian humanity on display. Luckily, equality at work. Deadbeat abusive junkies mixed in with frail geriatrics, drunken Aboriginals and flu riddled kids. What a country.

    Sorry to have to disillusion you but that sounds like every other hospital emergency department. Late last year I ended up in one due to gallstones episode and what you describe is what I saw.

  64. Bruce of Newcastle

    No singles ever.
    4s and 6s only.

    Otherwise a great cry would arise: “Prodder!”
    From your own side too.

  65. feelthebern

    Aslan Jones.
    Has anyone seen the meme?

  66. Knuckle Dragger

    BB,

    Daniel Rioli is as slick as cat shit. From my old alma mater, too.

    As with Cyril, every indigenous fellow I deal with at the hot dog stand has suddenly become his cousin-brother, traditional way.

  67. John64

    The Parrot is enjoying himself far too much. Can’t be healthy.

  68. Nick

    I love the Front Bar not so PC

  69. Knuckle Dragger

    Arky,

    You’re going about this all wrong.

    All you need to do is threaten to dig the offender’s dead family dog up and beat him to death with it.

    You will then be displayed all the courtesy you require.

  70. Notafan

    DrBG

    South American Spanish is a bit different to Castilian Spanish spoken in most of Spain (I I got corrected for saying ‘no hablo espanol’ instead of ‘no hablo castellano’ in Bilbao)

    Both are correct, depending on where you are.

    It’s more grathias than grassy arse though.

  71. Mitch M.

    Chemo gave my mum terrible enduring IBS.

    Bruce,

    It is counter intuitive but some people with gut issues respond very well to a carnivore diet. It might be worth a try for your mum because the chemo may have substantially damaged the lower bowel. Meat is mostly digested up north of there. It might only be temporary. Inflammation sometimes establishes a positive feeback loop so resting the gut may give it a chance to heal and kill the vicious cycle.

    Also, the hemp seed is worth thinking about, preferably oil based for easy absorption.

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    vilElvis
    #3021906, posted on May 21, 2019 at 8:02 pm
    Just in a hospital emergency department well south of Perth. What a fucking cesspit. Every sponging, tax hoovering example of Australian humanity on display. Luckily, equality at work. Deadbeat abusive junkies mixed in with frail geriatrics, drunken Aboriginals and flu riddled kids. What a country.

    Took the Memsahib to our local emergency department some time ago. First drama was caused when two feuding Indigenous families presented their children with the most superficial of injuries, played the race card loudly when asked to wait, and fell to fighting in the car park. It was almost the Memsahib’s turn, when the ambulance brought in the casualties of someone’s drug lab going up…

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    I used to sledge my own bowlers from my customary position at second slip. I fired one particular 20 year old tearaway, frighteningly fast yet fashion-conscious paceman in particular with:

    ‘Don’t worry batsman, he’s just a medium-pacer. With a SHIT HAIRCUT.’

    Sick of my shit, he projected his rage onto the batsman with often terrifying results. The cordon generally went back a step or two as well.

  74. JC

    Question

    Telstra required you to keep a landline for ADSL etc. Do you still need a landline if you have the NBN? I have two phone lines that aren’t even used and one of them doesn’t even work anymore.. paying almost 100 bucks a month for each line to those pigs.

    Good news: Foxtel lost over $400 million last year.

  75. feelthebern

    Meanwhile Mr Falk — who ran unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate in the 2011 NSW election but no longer connected to the party — said he received a letter from GetUp on Wednesday demanding he publicly apologise or else face defamation action.

    Legally speaking, an organisation can not be defamed.
    Individuals can be.

  76. Leigh Lowe

    “Huge surge in Australians posturing on social media looking at moving to New Zealand following the surprise election result”

  77. Armadillo

    Mrs Bandana copping an absolute pasting on FB.

    Lisa Wilkinson is a clueless bint. WTF would anyone intentionally try to piss off 50% of their customers? It’s fucking insane. Like most western countries, political opinions are a 50/50 proposition.

    If any of my customers start on politics, I just nod, smile and agree with whatever crazy fucked up bullshit they are on about. And then take their money.

    You can sure as hell tell that Lisa has never worked for herself. Same goes for the ANZ with GAYTM’s and Qantas rings and all that crap. They don’t own the business. They have no fucking idea.

    Dad in his butcher shop had a saying whenever customers expressed their opinion on anything. “Right you are”. It fed the family and paid the bills.

  78. bespoke

    Drove past some old fart today licking his sheepskin steering wheel cover. Thought he was drunk at first being in the wrong lane or a yank tourist.

  79. Harlequin Decline

    Some bloke from AA (Advance Australia Party…) on Sky saying GetUp spent $4 million during the election campaign on Warringah alone.

    I can believe it given the intensity of chickengirl’s campaign.

    One possible source of funding is Altassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes. Either he or his business partner had an apartment in Manly at one stage.

    Here he is banging on about Climate Change.

  80. Leigh Lowe

    John64

    #3021926, posted on May 21, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    The Parrot is enjoying himself far too much. Can’t be healthy.

    I will call peak schadenfreude when it happens.
    We are nowhere near it yet.

  81. Knuckle Dragger

    What the Christ is a GAYTM?

    It better not be what I think it is.

  82. Arky
    #3021919, posted on May 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I’ll fight all of yiz.

    I own a Ruger GP100 and a Walther P22

  83. Roger

    Legally speaking, an organisation can not be defamed.

    That depends on their legal status.

    A not for profit can sue for defamation.

  84. feelthebern

    No way?
    You’ve educated me Roger.

  85. rickw

    We shall see, as I believe Dutton has referred them for investigation.

    Nice! What happens if there was bulk overseas money involved in the Warringah chicken campaign?

  86. feelthebern

    Barnaby talking about breaking up the power cartel in Oz.
    Wow.
    Just wow.
    Wishful thinking but would be awesome if it happened.

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    I can believe it given the intensity of chickengirl’s campaign.

    Interesting contrast. Clive spends north of $50 million and gets very little. Lady Steggall and her allies spend a few mill and score bigly.

    Maybe that says the useful idiots are the doctors’ wives not the bogans.

  88. EvilElvis

    I’ll fight all of yiz.

    Worst Maori excent evah!

  89. feelthebern

    Aslan Jones wearing a blue suit & blue tie.
    Nothing compared to his fruity little number last night.

  90. Roger

    You’ve educated me Roger.

    And I won’t even charge you for it, bern.

    🙂

  91. Roger

    Nice! What happens if there was bulk overseas money involved in the Warringah chicken campaign?

    We wait with ‘bated breath!

  92. bespoke

    Couldn’t tell the make sorta shaped like those girly scooters but covered in duck guts (I hope) like those ships in Defiant.

  93. feelthebern

    Nice! What happens if there was bulk overseas money involved in the Warringah chicken campaign?

    Nothing.
    The AEC will do nothing.
    The ATO is different.
    Stripping Getup of it’s DGR status would be a win for the ages.

  94. Black Ball

    Lisa Wilkinson is a clueless bint. WTF would anyone intentionally try to piss off 50% of their customers? It’s fucking insane. Like most western countries, political opinions are a 50/50 proposition.

    Yes but perhaps not among media circle jerks. The smug attitude that Shillary exhibited was almost born from media elation. So sure was she of winning she didn’t visit Wisconsin among other states. But another day, another without her as President. Extend it to Tits Shorten also.

  95. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Too much strength, nut enough speed bro’

    – Jake the Muss, 1991

  96. Black Ball

    In saying that however, how long before Shorten sharpens his knife again for another tilt? He is Gollum longing for the Ring.

  97. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    One possible source of funding is Altassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes. Either he or his business partner had an apartment in Manly at one stage.

    Here he is banging on about Climate Change.

    carbon taxes will have zero effect on his business. maybe he can explain why its not headquartered in oz when its senior management is in sydney?

  98. feelthebern

    Mid-late May.
    8:35pm.
    20 degrees in the seat of Wentworth.
    Clearly global warming.

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    Barnaby talking about breaking up the power cartel in Oz.
    Wow.
    Just wow.

    Pointless. Futile. The problem is underlying – the RET and the states closing and banning coal plants. All that taking on the retailers will do is send them bankrupt. They have no choice but to buy from AEMO.

    The news today is that both ammonia plants in Australia are likely to close because natural gas is so expensive. They can’t afford $10 gas. But gas is required to keep the lights on, at whatever cost, so they are shut out. Get used to Chinese fertilizer.

  100. Old School Conservative

    Currently holding my breath waiting for Lisa Wilkinson to criticise her co-panelist on The Project, Meshel Laurie, for saying Australians are dumb, mean-spirited and greedy.

  101. Armadillo

    All you need to do is threaten to dig the offender’s dead family dog up and beat him to death with it.

    Why not just eat his existing family pets in front of him?. That would send a subtle message.

  102. John Constantine

    When is their ‘B-Ark’ setting sail for Jacindamania’s land of the long white pig?.

    In the spirit of the five pound pom we should pay their passage, fourth class, and tell them we will import a chicom granny for every leftist vegynsys wymynsys and get-up offendosaurus we export.

    Comrades.

  103. feelthebern

    How long will this winning last?
    It’s intoxicating.

  104. Mitch M.

    Bruce,

    There are no trials on the carnivore diet so I googled- “carnivore diet” IBS-. My hunch might have some merit. Many people reporting immediate benefits. Need to be careful though, not just about going on meat diet, must address some other issues addressed in the links, especially maintaining potassium, sodium, and hydration. Worth thinking about.

  105. John64

    Cricket is gay.

    Many, many years ago – in the days before helmets – I used to open the batting against the quicks with the new ball.

    Didn’t feel very gay ………….

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell.

    Barnaby was brilliant on Sky just then. Where was he in the heat of battle last week?

    Still, according to News.com his ex got her revenge on him by painting herself orange.

  107. Old School Conservative

    Will Jane Caro ever live down her truculent turds comment?

  108. rickw

    When is their ‘B-Ark’ setting sail for Jacindamania’s land of the long white pig?.

    I hope they realise that they haven’t got rid of all those nasty semi-auto’s yet.

  109. feelthebern

    Mitch, my barber’s foster son was diagnosed with a raw form of cancer about 2 months ago.
    His diet is now:
    zero added sugar;
    zero processed foods;
    a millions vitamins & supplements.

    The idea is to bring down the inflammation.
    Needless to say I’ve been telling him about hemp oil.

  110. feelthebern

    Rare form.
    Not raw.

  111. Knuckle Dragger

    John64,

    Yup. At the peak of my powers, I used to walk out at no.3 with a cap as a dare to the quicks to see if they could ‘badge’ me. Didn’t happen, but a few near misses were passed off as being deliberate on my part.

    If I tried that today they’d find my head in the car park.

  112. John64

    When is their ‘B-Ark’ setting sail for Jacindamania’s land of the long white pig?.

    With our very own pirate at the helm, cutlass held between his teeth?

  113. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mitch – Thanks, appreciated. Her father was a chemical engineer and her son (me) is a chemist, so she is attuned to such things. I’ll pass on your suggestion.

  114. Armadillo

    What the Christ is a GAYTM?

    Some gay dude at the ANZ suggested they put rainbows on the ATM’s in Darlinghurst + other locations and call them GAYTM’s in support of gay marriage. Management ran with it as a brilliant idea.

    I think a few councils went with “rainbow pedestrian crossings” and stuff. Not their money. Stuff the majority of their “customers”. It’s about projecting your views onto everyone. Because you can.

  115. John Constantine

    Australia, banning the technology that enables the trillions of tonnes of unconventional gas to be accessed means we lose the industrial capacity to make our own fertiliser and explosives.

    We will just import all our ammonium nitrate from the Tyrant.

    One road, one belt, one bang.

    Comrades.

  116. Notafan

    I don’t think getup donations are tax deductible? however there is a question as to their tax treatment of donations.

    Mr Falk was iirc fairly contemptuous of their defamation claim.

    Be interesting if they pursue that matter in court, dirty laundry?

  117. Leigh Lowe

    Many, many years ago – in the days before helmets – I used to open the batting against the quicks with the new ball.

    Didn’t feel very gay ………….

    I have the ENT and dental bills to attest to that.
    (There was one short one which didn’t rocket through square leg).

  118. Dr Fred Lenin

    You will find that unreconstructed Nazi supporter schwartz (soros) isprobably behind the anti democratic fascists like getup . He has bought and paid for 245 Members of the EU parliament ,Farage made that statement in the EU parliament and was not challenged by the comissars making a strong suspicion he was correct . He also sent millions trying to help clinton beat Trump ,seems he likes to support extreme left fascist globalist losers ,maybe he wants to be the IGFarben of the next fascist socialist furher .

  119. Knuckle Dragger

    Getting your own money out of an ATM may now be seen as being fiercely supportive of male penis enthusiasts.

    In seven thousand years, once they’ve worked this out the conquering aliens will piss themselves laughing.

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t think getup donations are tax deductible?

    I doubt George cares about that. He’s unlikely to be paying tax in Australia, so getting a tax deduction isn’t likely to be important for him.

  121. Black Ball

    One thing worth watching on NITV. Over The Black Dot talking NRL. Latrell Mitchell on now. Very refreshing.

  122. Cassie of Sydney

    Nice to see that Barnaby has his mojo back.

  123. Armadillo

    In saying that however, how long before Shorten sharpens his knife again for another tilt?

    I’m more thinking Kevin riding in on his white horse. Campbell Newman basically ran as party leader without holding a seat at the time.

  124. stackja

    Clive ads likely turned voters off ALP.
    Scomo showed LNP had alternative.
    Getup got the gullible voters for ALP allies.

  125. John64

    Nice to see that Barnaby has his mojo back.

    73% 2PP vote in New England is bound to have cheered up Bananaby no end.

  126. Knuckle Dragger

    That would be glorious.

    Kokoda Kevni sailing back into the party that punted him, and the electorate that punted him even further.

    And in doing so, raising the shitshow factor from hectic to epic.

  127. Steve trickler

    Are bombs going off yet with that Jordan and Milo on social media? I’ve just watched it in full and the subject matter and honesty between the two will explode heads!

    Now we just wait for the outrage.

  128. Crossie

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3021951, posted on May 21, 2019 at 8:29 pm
    I can believe it given the intensity of chickengirl’s campaign.

    Interesting contrast. Clive spends north of $50 million and gets very little. Lady Steggall and her allies spend a few mill and score bigly.

    Maybe that says the useful idiots are the doctors’ wives not the bogans.

    All it says is that GetUp are better strategists than Clive if they wanted just one scalp. Clive wanted a whole heap of Senate scalps and he may have got them, we will have to wait and see.

  129. Cassie of Sydney

    “Steve trickler
    #3021999, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:02 pm
    Are bombs going off yet with that Jordan and Milo on social media? I’ve just watched it in full and the subject matter and honesty between the two will explode heads!

    Now we just wait for the outrage.”

    Will listen…is it good Steve?

  130. Black Ball

    I wonder how many voters were influenced by Get Up. Warringah’s Greens would have been energised with 4 million spent on that seat alone. Of course they targeted Dutton to no avail, no doubt Phelps would have been a beneficiary of Get Up largesse. I wonder if Julia Banks had assistance? Dutton entirely correct to delve into investigations of these cretins.

  131. Cassie of Sydney

    “Black Ball
    #3022003, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:06 pm
    I wonder how many voters were influenced by Get Up. Warringah’s Greens would have been energised with 4 million spent on that seat alone. Of course they targeted Dutton to no avail, no doubt Phelps would have been a beneficiary of Get Up largesse. I wonder if Julia Banks had assistance? Dutton entirely correct to delve into investigations of these cretins.”

    Phelps definitely had help from GetUp in this campaign but in the by-election she received tonnes of help. Last October GetUp were everywhere in Wentworth…like vermin. This election campaign they were quieter but last Saturday they were out in force. GetUp and the “Friends of the ABC”….were all handing out how to vote cards for Labor, Phelps and the Greens.

  132. Notafan

    Clive may have just wanted to stop labour getting in.

    If so he did much better than get up

  133. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh dear God, I wish I could write like this.

    Shit Towns of Australia. Get on it. Headline reviews of our landmarks:

    Ipswich – ‘Ipshit’
    Port Augusta – ‘where the dirt meets the sea’
    Darwin – ‘discovery of three-eyed snake considered sign of impending apocalypse’

  134. Some trivia for the Cat Collective.

    Lady Jugulum called me at work, we just got a power bill of 4390 yen.

    Thats about $58 for 3 months, 3 fvking months.

    Why you aren’t rioting in the streets is beyond me.

  135. Cheryl

    Clives aim was no Labor/Green Gov. That is all. Daughter works same building in Brisbane. Trains with Clives PA at gym. 🙂👍

  136. JC

    You could say the Chinese helped elect the Libs if you believe big fat Clive’s advertising had some impact.

    Clive Palmer’s lawyers have cemented the Queensland businessman’s place on Australia’s rich-list, winning a legal victory in the WA Supreme Court that will ensure more than $1 million a day flows into Mr Palmer’s coffers from China’s biggest company.

    The WA Supreme Court today dismissed an appeal from China’s Citic in a complex iron ore payment dispute, upholding the validity of a lucrative iron ore royalty ruling that ensures Citic pays Mr Palmer’s Mineralogy about $US10 for each of the millions of tonnes of iron ore it ships from Western Australia.

  137. Black Ball

    Friends Of The ABC eh Cassie? Did Paul Barry bemoan political interference on behalf of his degenerate organisation? Don’t worry, I will see myself out.

  138. Crossie

    Cory Bernardi may be open to persuasion but is ScoMo open to negotiation?

    If I were whoever is advising ScoMo I would get onto this pronto!

  139. mh

    Robber Baron
    #3021862, posted on May 21, 2019 at 7:15 pm
    Bolt just had a clip of Malcolm Turnbull at the airport arriving back from his New York lair.

    The bitterness could not be hidden. His anger made me smile. What a total loser.

    Yep

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    May 19
    Congratulations to Scott on a GREAT WIN!

  140. Knuckle Dragger

    oh shit…….. haaaahaa…. god….

    ‘Originally named Maguire’s Punt by some bloke with a dirty mind and poor spelling skills, Shepparton began life as a sheep station before transforming into a rail hub, before finally transforming into its current incarnation as a smouldering post-apocalyptic crater.’

  141. Crossie

    rpe Jugulum
    #3022012, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:16 pm
    Some trivia for the Cat Collective.

    Lady Jugulum called me at work, we just got a power bill of 4390 yen.

    Thats about $58 for 3 months, 3 fvking months.

    Why you aren’t rioting in the streets is beyond me.

    Maybe not just yet but could be in the near future depending on what ScoMo gets up to.

  142. pete m

    JC, you do not need a landline for NBN. You can attach your phone to the NBN modem and use it as a landline phone but it will be connected via the NBN and not the copper network. When the power goes out so does the phone / net. Mobile will work so long as you have phone charge.

  143. stackja

    pete m
    #3022025, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Yes! Me for over a year.

  144. Black Ball

    Haven’t read anything on Morwell Dragger. Has that town been reviewed?

  145. Crossie

    pete m
    #3022025, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:29 pm
    JC, you do not need a landline for NBN. You can attach your phone to the NBN modem and use it as a landline phone but it will be connected via the NBN and not the copper network. When the power goes out so does the phone / net. Mobile will work so long as you have phone charge.

    Exactly! NBN is actually the end of landlines. We have it but we know that it is useless, when the SHTF it will be one of our mobile phones that will get us out of the mess which is why you should diversify. For a married couple have one mobile phone with one company and the other with another just as you do with credit cards when you travel overseas.

  146. P

    Players union to open ‘faith’ review as Folau fallout deepens

    For me at this time now the biggest issue I see is the injustice to Israel F0lau, and what it will mean to all employees, and not just in Rugby, in the future.

  147. Knuckle Dragger

    Not that I’ve seen yet, BB.

    The Mount Isa one’s another cracker though.

  148. Thats about $58 for 3 months,

    About 1/4 or 1/5 of my usual 3m bill.

    I have long figured, the peasants will revolt at about 6 or 7 times the US/CAN/JP price.

    Not long to wait now.

    P.S. The peasants have better leaders. Methinks they will win the power wars.

  149. Steve trickler

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3022002, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:06 pm
    “Steve trickler
    #3021999, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:02 pm
    Are bombs going off yet with that Jordan and Milo on social media? I’ve just watched it in full and the subject matter and honesty between the two will explode heads!

    Now we just wait for the outrage.”

    Will listen…is it good Steve?

    Good?

    It is one of the most frank and honest discussions I’ve seen for a while between two individuals that have made dents on the lefty narrative. And both have critiqued one another in the past.

    The discussion is all not one way between the two.

  150. Memoryvault

    The problem is underlying – the RET

    Lovingly gifted to you by Tony Abbot.
    And done by regulation in such a way as to not require a parliamentary vote.
    How thoughtful of him. Such a wonderful, caring man.
    We all owe him so much.

  151. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Mount Gambier promotes itself with the slogan ‘City Meets Country’, which means it has both ice and incest.’

  152. Crossie

    Watching Troy Brampton on Paul Murray @Sky who is going on about Labor and their relationship to the “common man”. Troy, do you know any common men?

    They all now talk the talk but nobody walks he walk.

  153. Cassie of Sydney

    “Steve trickler
    #3022033, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks Steve, I will listen. I am fan of both…when Milo is not being the flamboyant and “out there” gay man, he is actually very insightful, thoughtful and intellectual.

  154. Infidel Tiger

    Paul Murray need not be so rude and oafish.

  155. Crossie

    For me at this time now the biggest issue I see is the injustice to Israel F0lau, and what it will mean to all employees, and not just in Rugby, in the future.

    Yes, this needs to go all the way to the High Court and if they get it wrong God help us.

  156. Cassie of Sydney

    I went to a Ramsay Centre talk by Rod Dreher tonight…it was excellent. Sydney Cats…you should think about joining Ramsay…they have some great speakers coming up….and they are free. John Howard was there too…he had a real spring in his step.

  157. Neil

    Memoryvault

    Wikipedia says the RET was introduced in 2001. It also says Abbott reduced the target

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_renewable_energy_target#Australia

    “Following the 2014 Warburton Review initiated by the Abbott Government, and subsequent negotiations with the Labor Opposition, in June 2015 the LRET target was reduced to 33,000 GWh”

  158. egg_

    Clive may have just wanted to stop labour getting in.

    If so he did much better than get up

    Clive’s slogan should have been FedUp!

  159. Mitch M.

    For me at this time now the biggest issue I see is the injustice to Israel F0lau, and what it will mean to all employees, and not just in Rugby, in the future.

    https://capforcanada.com/justin-trudeau-bans-use-of-mother-and-father-within-govt-organizations/

  160. Dr Faustus

    I wonder how many voters were influenced by Get Up.

    Apparently not that many.

    Aside from Abbott, all of GetUp’s Let’s Vote Out The Hard Right ‘Hit List’ were re-elected – most with significantly increased margins:

    That’s a 6.25% strike rate.
    Right up there with young Master Turnbull in the irritating, but ineffective stakes.

  161. mh

    Australian Populist Party Truck ‘Torched’ After Shock Election Surge

    Party leader says conservatives being terrorized by leftists

    A truck advertising candidates of an upstart nationalist-populist Australian party went up in flames in what police are calling a “suspicious” fire following elections results that shocked the country and enraged leftists…

    https://www.newswars.com/australian-populist-party-truck-torched-after-shock-election-surge/

  162. Black Ball

    Could it be Dr Faustus that voters turned their noses up at Get Up’s tactics in those seats targeted by them? The irritation factor kicked in?

  163. Farmer Gez

    We’re not winning just yet.
    The political cabals of the this election is one thing but the entire perversion of the justice system that sees GP locked away is quite another.

  164. Notafan

    Neil

    Don’t get in the way of a good lie.

    We can thank Clive wanting to grandstand with Al for the RET

  165. Fleeced

    BTW, one thing that annoyed me on election night – a pet peeve of mine I’ve mentioned here before – is that every time somebody wins, they declare themselves humbled. NO YOU’RE NOT!

    Losing is humbling, winning is not. Being a pollster and getting it drastically wrong is humbling. A TV host declaring the election a forgone conclusion and ending up with egg on their face is humbling. Losing an election you’d thought was in the bag is particularly humbling. Losing a seat you’ve held for 25 years is humbling, even if you thought the writing was on the wall.

    Winning, by contrast, is an honour.

    It’s the same with Hollywood Award ceremonies, but politicians in particular love the fake humility schtick. They even have the tradition of the Speaker having to be “dragged” to the Speaker’s chair.

  166. Memoryvault

    Whatever you say, Neil.

    I posted links to the actual story and the Regulation, back in early 2016.
    I subsequently repeated the exercise at least two more times in the first few months of 2016.
    I also posted links to the amended Regulation, both the draft, circulated to Cabinet and signed off by Cabinet, including then PM Tony Abbott in the first week of September, 2015. It was his last act as PM before being ousted.

    I’m not going through it all again. I’ve learned the hard way it makes no difference here.

  167. Crossie

    On either thing, I hope Julie Bishop gets married and goes away to have a life otherwise she and her stilettos can ESAD. I do not want to read a single thing about her ever again.

  168. Roberto

    Just in a hospital emergency department well south of Perth. What a fucking cesspit. Every sponging, tax hoovering example of Australian humanity on display. Luckily, equality at work. Deadbeat abusive junkies mixed in with frail geriatrics, drunken Aboriginals and flu riddled kids. What a country.

    A couple of years ago my mother spent two months in Liverpool hospital (western Sydney). I was there every day. It matched your description exactly.

  169. egg_

    Australian Populist Party Truck ‘Torched’ After Shock Election Surge

    BurnUp! ?

  170. EvilElvis

    A couple of years ago my mother spent two months in Liverpool hospital (western Sydney). I was there every day. It matched your description exactly.

    Coast to coast…

  171. Fleeced

    I notice that John Wick 1 & 2 or on Netflix… you know, I’ve never actually watched them?

    Based on ravings here, I suppose I should.

  172. Knuckle Dragger

    Butterbean was awesome. Jesus he could take a punch.

    Every one he swung was a Texas haymaker, but he just wore out the other guys.

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes, Fleeced. Yes you should. 1 then 2.

    After watching it on the big screen last night, my life only has two goals remaining.

    John Wick IV, and eating a Chiko Roll without the arse falling out of it.

  174. Infidel Tiger

    John Wick 1 is the greatest love story known to man.

  175. mh

    Shifty Shorten has been sent packing.

    Next up, Happy Albo. Or Oily Albo?

  176. Top Ender


    Shit Towns of Australia
    August 27, 2018 ·

    Existing solely as a last resort capital compromise between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra somehow manages to be Australia’s smut capital and most boring city at the same time. It’s known for being the country’s only ‘planned’ city, with the unfortunate consequence that its neatly ordered streets and sprawling suburbs that stretch halfway to Sydney have rendered the nation’s capital an antiseptic bore with all the charm of a failed Soviet state. It’s also the only city to have been evicted from a state, with New South Wales creating the bullshit pretend territory of ACT just so it could wash its hands of Canberra.

    The planned city received a whole slew of idiotic proposed names that somehow made ‘Canberra’ seem like a good option, including Home, Austral, Andy Man, Unison and Frazer Roo. One joker even proposed the horrific portmanteau ‘Sydmeladlperho’, a name so massively shithouse it might have actually been able to accurately reflect Canberra’s shitness. Instead, the powers-that-were plumped for ‘Canberra’, a name derived from the Aboriginal ‘Nganbara’ meaning ‘boobs’, an appropriate nod to its sleazy reputation. In 2013, Canberra celebrated the centenary of its mammary heritage by constructing a giant hot air balloon covered in tits (bit.ly/tittywhale).

    Populated entirely by overpaid and underworked bureaucrats, parasitic scandal-embroiled politicians, ex-Prime Ministers, soon-to-be ex-Prime Ministers, sweaty porn barons, Chinese spies and kangaroos, Canberra is a town that celebrates flagrant corruption, rampant nepotism and beige blandness. The ethnically homogenous burg is renowned for revelling in the sort of culture that people only pretend to like so they can root uni students. The most prominent attractions are snooze-inducing dusty museums and stuffy art galleries, great fun for pseudo-intellectual dryballs (of which Canberra has an abundance) and punishment for everyone else. Canberra’s lack of nightlife means they are only able to attract rugby league players who aren’t interested in hanging out with outlaw bikie gangs or getting into public brawls, which is probably why they haven’t won a comp since 1994. All this might explain why the two most popular weekend activities in Canberra are ‘going to Sydney’ and ‘going to Melbourne’.

    There are only three reasons to visit Canberra: for a mandatory school trip, to roll the Prime Minister, or on a nefarious mish to Fyshwick. Originally built as a concentration camp for German prisoners in 1918, the eerily uninhabited suburb of Fyshwick is a great place to buy a used car to do a drive-by, a shipment of no-longer-legal fireworks or a bale of hardcore pornography. Fyshwick was once Australia’s undisputed porn mecca, which is why Canberra is known as the ‘Bush Capital’. The sordid little muckhole is also home to a shopping centre called COC, appropriately located on Iron Knob Street.

    Aside from being mind-numbingly boring, bracingly ugly and filled to the gunnels with dickheads, Canberra is also notorious for its sub-zero winters. It’s not uncommon on a frigid July morning to find the city’s effluent pond, Lake Burley Griffin, fully frozen over.

    Canberra: Pyongyang in the Bush.

  177. Top Ender

    Shit Towns of Australia
    August 27, 2018 ·

    Existing solely as a last resort capital compromise between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra somehow manages to be Australia’s smut capital and most boring city at the same time. It’s known for being the country’s only ‘planned’ city, with the unfortunate consequence that its neatly ordered streets and sprawling suburbs that stretch halfway to Sydney have rendered the nation’s capital an antiseptic bore with all the charm of a failed Soviet state. It’s also the only city to have been evicted from a state, with New South Wales creating the bullshit pretend territory of ACT just so it could wash its hands of Canberra.

    The planned city received a whole slew of idiotic proposed names that somehow made ‘Canberra’ seem like a good option, including Home, Austral, Andy Man, Unison and Frazer Roo. One joker even proposed the horrific portmanteau ‘Sydmeladlperho’, a name so massively shithouse it might have actually been able to accurately reflect Canberra’s shitness. Instead, the powers-that-were plumped for ‘Canberra’, a name derived from the Aboriginal ‘Nganbara’ meaning ‘boobs’, an appropriate nod to its sleazy reputation. In 2013, Canberra celebrated the centenary of its mammary heritage by constructing a giant hot air balloon covered in tits (bit.ly/tittywhale).

    Populated entirely by overpaid and underworked bureaucrats, parasitic scandal-embroiled politicians, ex-Prime Ministers, soon-to-be ex-Prime Ministers, sweaty po rn barons, Chinese spies and kangaroos, Canberra is a town that celebrates flagrant corruption, rampant nepotism and beige blandness. The ethnically homogenous burg is renowned for revelling in the sort of culture that people only pretend to like so they can root uni students. The most prominent attractions are snooze-inducing dusty museums and stuffy art galleries, great fun for pseudo-intellectual dryballs (of which Canberra has an abundance) and punishment for everyone else. Canberra’s lack of nightlife means they are only able to attract rugby league players who aren’t interested in hanging out with outlaw bikie gangs or getting into public brawls, which is probably why they haven’t won a comp since 1994. All this might explain why the two most popular weekend activities in Canberra are ‘going to Sydney’ and ‘going to Melbourne’.

    There are only three reasons to visit Canberra: for a mandatory school trip, to roll the Prime Minister, or on a nefarious mish to Fyshwick. Originally built as a concentration camp for German prisoners in 1918, the eerily uninhabited suburb of Fyshwick is a great place to buy a used car to do a drive-by, a shipment of no-longer-legal fireworks or a bale of hardcore po rnography. Fyshwick was once Australia’s undisputed po rn mecca, which is why Canberra is known as the ‘Bush Capital’. The sordid little muckhole is also home to a shopping centre called COC, appropriately located on Iron Knob Street.

    Aside from being mind-numbingly boring, bracingly ugly and filled to the gunnels with dickheads, Canberra is also notorious for its sub-zero winters. It’s not uncommon on a frigid July morning to find the city’s effluent pond, Lake Burley Griffin, fully frozen over.

    Canberra: Pyongyang in the Bush.

  178. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A couple of years ago my mother spent two months in Liverpool hospital (western Sydney). I was there every day. It matched your description exactly.

    I’m remembering the fvckwit at one emergency department, who decided his mate wasn’t being treated quickly enough, and tried to punch out one of the orderlies…Special Air Service Regiment used to send their medical orderlies down to said emergency department to gain experience..

  179. Ubique

    Sarah Richards out to a lead of 151 in Macquarie and pulling away from liars party incumbent Templeman. Go you good thing!

  180. Top Ender

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Shit Towns of Australia – Canberra

    Presently in moderation – the description will resonate with anyone who’s lived or worked there.

  181. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone have an update as to how Cowan is going?

  182. Confused Old Misfit

    Infidel Tiger
    #3022039, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Paul Murray need not be so rude and oafish.

    Oh yes he does!
    Being polite and genteel for the past half century has landed conservatism in its present dismal straights.

  183. Memoryvault

    Thank you Nota.
    Almost the entire story of how the legislation to repeal the Carbon Tax and replace it “at a future date” by the RET – an ETS by any other name – is included in the two links you have provided. Especially the Guardian article.

    That replacement was by Regulation signed off in September 2015, and came into effect as of July 1, 2016. That’s when your power bills started heading for the stratosphere.

  184. feelthebern

    Lady Jugulum called me at work,

    There’s your problem right there.
    I would question why she has time to call when she could be baking you a pie.

  185. feelthebern

    There will be a spike in births next Feb.
    All sired by solid, non-Green voting chaps.

  186. Knuckle Dragger

    Agreed Bern.

    There’s a deeper issue of priorities here.

  187. Ubique

    JC, you do not need a landline for NBN. You can attach your phone to the NBN modem and use it as a landline phone but it will be connected via the NBN and not the copper network.

    We refused to connect to the NBN, opting instead for wireless broadband. For the time being we have no landline.

  188. feelthebern

    I cried in John Wick one.
    I’m not going to spoil it for Fleeced by saying why.
    Emotional roller coaster.

  189. calli

    I’m not going through it all again. I’ve learned the hard way it makes no difference here.

    C’mon MV. Buck up.

    Learning the hard way is having the stuffing punched out of you. Disagreement on a blog is just words.

    Don’t go soft on us, man! 🙂

  190. Hahah.. hahaha.. ahahah.. hahhaaha… You really couldn’t make up this sort of stuff.
    They actually had studio-type group photos taken, to capture the moment in history.

  191. Knuckle Dragger

    A ladeee has plummeted to her death off a cliff near Mt Keira in NSW.

    Taking her infant child with her.

    There are no suspicious circumstances.

    White Ribbon could not be reached for comment.

  192. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They actually had studio-type group photos taken, to capture the moment in history.

    I’ve never seen a riper collection of scoundrels, outside prison walls, in my life.

  193. Memoryvault

    Don’t go soft on us, man!

    “Mellow” would be a better descriptor Calli.
    I adopted two older cats – Tink (9) and Gingi (7) over the weekend. We are getting on like a house on fire and it has been very calming and comforting.

  194. EvilElvis

    I adopted two older cats

    Please be Baldrick and egg, please be Baldrick and egg…

    Damn.

  195. Memoryvault

    Please be Baldrick and egg, please be Baldrick and egg…

    Be sensible Elvis.
    I may have wanted some companionship, but I was not THAT desperate.

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bill Shorten Hitler rants have started appearing.

    Ek rol op die vloer en lag my esel af…

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I may have wanted some companionship, but I was not THAT desperate.

    “Numbers” and “monty” not an option then?

  198. EvilElvis

    Be sensible Elvis.

    😂

  199. EvilElvis

    “Numbers” and “monty” not an option then?

    Banned under the Geneva and UN conventions as vewy, vewy cruel and vewy, vewy unusual punishment.

  200. Bruce in WA

    Ek rol op die vloer en lag my esel af…

    Google translate insists that is ” … laughing my donkey …”

    😂😂😂

  201. Some History

    Hahah.. hahaha.. ahahah.. hahhaaha… You really couldn’t make up this sort of stuff.
    They actually had studio-type group photos taken, to capture the moment in history.

    That’s gold. 5-star accommodation, 5-star dining, 5-star foot massages, 5-star ego massages.
    And then FLOPSVILLE.

    Further contribution:

    https://imgur.com/f7i2XV7

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That’s gold. 5-star accommodation, 5-star dining, 5-star foot massages, 5-star ego massages.
    And then FLOPSVILLE.

    All the time, while whinging on about “The big end of town.” Fvcking hypocrites.

  203. Some History

    Any captions for the photo?

  204. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Any captions for the photo?

    “Firing party READY….AIM….FIRE!”

  205. Fisky

    m000nty! m00000000ntyyyyyy!

    Get over here now m0nster and explain yourself!

  206. Fleeced

    OK, finished the first one. JW2 tomorrow, then.

    feelthebern wrote:

    I cried in John Wick one.

    You pussy! Was it the dog? I’ve seen enough memes about JW that I knew it was coming.

    A good old justifiable revenge story.

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Memories…

  208. Bruce in WA

    JWIII

    Give Keanu his due … at least he trained with the real thing!

  209. Infidel Tiger

    Food fascist Jamie Oliver’s restaurant business has gone tits up.

    Good riddance. Corporatism is evil.

  210. Bruce in WA

    And Halle Berry wasn’t going to be left behind, either …

  211. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Quiet Australians heard loud and clear in Coalition election win

    Caroline Overington
    Associate Editor
    @overingtonc
    17 minutes ago May 22, 2019
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    Who are the Quiet Australians, the ones who voted for Scott Morrison?

    Listening to those spewing forth vitriol online you’d soon form a picture, and it wouldn’t be pretty.

    Coalition voters are racist, they’re sexist and they’re so greedy. Look at them, sitting like Scrooges on their big piles of money, watching while the planet burns, refusing to share.

    Single mum Rachel Bierling lives in the north Brisbane suburb of Nundah, in Wayne Swan’s old seat of Lilley.

    A traditional Labor voter, Ms Bierling, 31, said she and many of her friends voted for the Coalition hoping they would “build a strong economy” for her two daughters.

    Describing herself as “poor” — she receives a welfare payment — Ms Bierling said: “My friend said to me, ‘But Labor gives us money.’

    “I said, ‘Yeah, but it puts the country in debt, too.’

    “If there’s major crises and hospitals start shutting down and schools are affected, I’ll say, ‘Looks like we made a mistake, maybe it’s time for a change,’ ” she said. “But at the moment, it is working.”

    Amanda Harrison is a teacher and a mum. She’s married with two children, 13 and 10, and they — her family — are her everything.

    She doesn’t always vote Liberal. She takes her time, weighing up the options.

    “But it really resonated with me, what Mr Morrison said during the campaign,” she told The ­Australian.

    “We want to take care of our kids. We want to help them get good jobs, maybe go to university.

    “Labor seemed to be implying we were greedy and selfish for wanting pretty basic things.

    “I looked at the Morrison family, and I thought: his family looks like us, a typical Australian family, wanting to get ahead.

    “I looked at how I was being ­described, and I looked at my own parents, who worked hard for 30 years, and Bill Shorten was going to punish them, and why? What had they done wrong? Just worked hard, all their lives. And I just thought, no, you can’t do that. But what’s been really interesting this last few days is how many other people there are, just like us. Waking up to look at the vote, I thought: oh, OK, we’re not wrong!

    “It is normal to want the things we want. And it felt great.”

    Quiet Australians — it’s the name Morrison gave to the ­Coalition’s not-at-all-noisy but rather determined supporters on election night — are often ­appalled by the hatred online, ­especially on Sunday morning.

    A sample: “To the many f*& up people who voted for the #LiarFromTheShire … the Coalition are going to have so much more fun wiping their asses with your money.”

    Also: “You are the dumbest ­nation on earth giving this pack of liars thieves and cut throats another term.”

    And: “The grandchildren of the people that voted for Morrison will be remembered as the people that approved further extinction of our native animals.”

    The commentator Jane Caro’s remarks have been reported elsewhere. She referred to voters as “turds” (in The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, Ms Caro said she’d had too much to drink, and she is now calling for more civility in public life.)

    Still, ordinary Australians look at this, and think: OK, you’ve lost me.

    From the Oz. Wasn’t that what the Liberal Party was about, in the first place?

  212. Bruce in WA

    Have another spliff, man …

  213. Memoryvault

    The stumbling block, Zulu, is that good people like you and most other Cats, actually believe another Liberal government will actually deliver any of those things. What’s that definition of insanity –
    “Repeating the same mistake over and over and expecting a different result.”

  214. None

    I think Sinc needs to post that Labor Victory photo for a caption contest. Penny Wong’s face alone ….hahaha

  215. amortiser

    The commentator Jane Caro’s remarks have been reported elsewhere. She referred to voters as “turds” (in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday. Ms Caro said she had too much to drink and she is now calling for more civility in public life).

    If you drink, don’t scribe.

  216. Tom

    From last week’s Sydney Daily Telegraph: Warren Brown.

  217. Tom

    Tina Garrison on Michigan RINO Justin Amash, who’s facing a GOP primary challenge after calling for President Trump’s impeachment.

  218. rugbyskier

    Thanks Tom, good to see Mark Knight back in the batch of cartoons.

    Rowe’s bobbing crate of champagne next to the wreck of the ALP ship is a nice touch.

  219. bespoke

    Warren Brown, Tom. Simple but with a lot of meaning.

  220. One Vegan doesn’t make a Salad

    Are they coming for me?
    I work for a multi national in the southern state. I received an internal email advising the usual we are a diverse workforce. Yaddah yaddah. But this time it came with a little bit extra.

    We have been asked to complete an online survey to help identify our level of bias.

    This is to be followed by presentations from two people. One an ambassador of diversity from a cultural perspective (ie sponsored by das government), and the second is a transgender ambassador.
    The identification and reeducation begins.

  221. stackja

    Southern Chile Earthquake and Tsunami, 22 May 1960

    On May 22, 1960 a great Mw 9.5 earthquake, the largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded, occurred off the coast of southern Chile. This earthquake generated a tsunami that was destructive not only along the coast of Chile, but also across the Pacific in Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines.

    The number of fatalities in Chile associated with both the earthquake and tsunami has been estimated to be between 490 and 5,700, an estimated 2 million people were left homeless, and the damage was USD $550 million. In Hawaii, the tsunami caused 61 deaths, 43 injuries, and USD $23.5 million in damage. Additional damage of USD $1 million, 2 deaths, and 4 injuries resulted on the U.S. west coast from 1-2 m waves. In Japan, almost a day after the earthquake, the tsunami caused 139 deaths and destroyed almost 3,000 homes. At least 21 people died in the Philippines due to the tsunami..

    Map showing Pacific Ocean including eastern Australia tide gauges that registered tsunami. I remember reports of a wave in Sydney Harbour.

  222. stackja

    It’s a photograph that ­demonstrates the misplaced confidence of Bill Shorten and his Labor colleagues — a carefully posed shot that was supposed to accompany them into government.

    But this picture, ­posted on social media on the eve of the election campaign by would-be Treasurer Chris Bowen and tagged with the heading “We’re ready’’, is now being merci­lessly mocked.

    L-R: Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen, Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Shadow Finance Minister Jim Chalmers and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong in Mr Shorten’s office at Parliament House in Canberra. Picture: Dominic Lorrimer

  223. John Constantine

    Australia having rejected their elite crony safe trucks looting cartel at an election:

    Their TWU announce they have spent years setting up workplace agreements with a common expiry date and will cripple Australia’s transport logistics with a super strike unless they get their shorten looting kleptocracy promised super teamsters union, an end to owner drivers and super profits for big truck oligarchs and crony commo union Big Men.

    Don’t vote our way and we burn down your economy to win anyway.

    Comrades.

  224. Leigh Lowe

    One Vegan doesn’t make a Salad

    #3022143, posted on May 22, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Are they coming for me?
    I work for a multi national in the southern state. I received an internal email advising the usual we are a diverse workforce. Yaddah yaddah. But this time it came with a little bit extra

    Hmmm.
    I received an invitation to a Diversidy Day lecture yesterday too.
    I went out and got a pie and read about the demise of Shorten instead.

  225. Leigh Lowe

    I am missing Clive’s “We’re not gonna carpet” adverts.

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