Monday Forum: May 21, 2019

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  1. Robber Baron

    Why is everyone in the right of centre media talking up ScoMo? They talk about him as though he is the second coming of Christ. Alan Jones says he will be incredible.

    I can’t reconcile this post election ScoMo with the pre-election SloMo that was as useless as tits on a bull. Obviously they need to talk him up because they truly know he is useless.

  2. Leigh Lowe

    The commentator Jane Caro’s remarks have been reported elsewhere. She referred to voters as “turds” 

    Embrace your inner deplorable turdiness.
    Bumper sticker … “I am a turd and I vote”.

  3. Leigh Lowe

    I can’t reconcile this post election ScoMo with the pre-election SloMo that was as useless as tits on a bull. Obviously they need to talk him up because they truly know he is useless.

    The most awesome thing about him is … he is not Pieman.

  4. What is it with the far Right, boozy behaviour, and corruption?

    Austria’s far-right Freedom Party ministers all resign amid scandal.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    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.

    Meet the Fuckers.

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Schorten on Friday : “We’re ready to hit the ground!”
    Schorten on Saturday : “THUD!!”

  7. Leigh Lowe

    Spud’s fevered love affair with Austrian socialist politicians continues.

  8. John Constantine

    Huffpost runs an article declaring animal based products can no longer be used for clothing.

    Further declares that once correct environmental legislation is introduced, dissenters that disrespect the agenda to stop animal products will become criminals.

    Comrades.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Channel Nein “expert” Lawrence Mooney declares a $1,000 tax-cut as “chickenfeed”.
    Five years ago, a $7 Medicare co-payment was the end of tye world.

  10. Atoms for Peace

    That group photo is very reminiscent of an Adams Family pose.

  11. Top Ender

    Conversation with a young relative about the election; the dying planet yadda yadda.

    Started with her sending me an article by a Bill Nye. Top Ender in bold…

    Bill Nye on climate change: ‘It’s not 50 to 75 years away — it’s 10 or 15’
    Nye counters EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s claim that the threat of climate change is “50 to 75 years out.” “It’s not 50 to 75 years away — it’s 15 or 20,”
    msnbc.com

    Obviously a halfwit: “Nye also laid out what he thinks the three priorities should be: Access to clean water, access to the internet and information, and all energy coming from renewable sources. “We can do this!” Nye said enthusiastically.

    “Iowa gets 25 percent of its electricity from the wind. Texas, the oil state, gets 10 percent of its electricity from the wind,” Nye said”
    Hahahahahahahahahaha. Twit!

    hahahah okay I laughed at that too
    how can he when it’s so hard to get renewables
    10%
    Where does he propose people get their power from when the wind does not blow?
    If he can’t get basic facts right what hope do the rest of his arguments have?

    so what do you suppose we do when we run out of coal and oil because coal runs out in 80 years and oil runs out in 200
    ?
    Get it right. Coal at present rate in HELE plants will last anything up to 300.
    Then go nuclear. Or now if you like.

    not it won’t
    I learnt it in uni

    Read this….Hahahahahahaha

    you cannot send me links, you have to write your argument out

    Ok, even if it is variable between 80 and 300 so what?
    You still can’t run a city on 100% wind.

    yeah and what do you suppose we do instead to power everything when we run out of coal and there isn’t wind

    Nuclear

    nuclear is so bad
    They have a storage life of 25 years

    Well how can you run a city on 100% wind?

    And then take 200 years to decompose?
    I don’t know! You can’t, I’m asking you for another solution, one that works
    no one has one

    How can you run a city on 100% wind?

    that’s why we need a government that cares so we can find out

    Don’t you understand your average person will not licence a government to “find a solution” when we have one at hand? Your average citizen is quite happy with coal. That’s why Labor lost. High electricity bills and they will not give millions to find a solution to something they don’t care about.

    do you really think libs care, they only care about the rich really? the greens are too intense about it and don’t think straight, and labor is just broken promises. We need a mixed government
    do you really think that’s true?
    because if so that’s sad so many people don’t care about a dying planet

    The Liberals are your average family now, plus retirees. Labor used to be “the workers” but they have now migrated to be Liberals as tradies.

    Labor has migrated into what?

    “Dying planet” – on what basis? I’m a historian – you should see what London looked like 200 years ago. Or 500. Ever heard of sewerage treatment?

    yeah that is true but that was fixing a problem with getting smarter not how the trees were growing

    Labor used to be “the workers”. Now all the workers are middle-class.
    Beijing and LA used to be smog city. Now they aren’t.

    At what date?
    And whose the top now?

    The pollution from cars used to be terrible in most of the world’s major cities, before the introduction of catalytic converters on cars.

    then why is the temperature rising now?

    Cities used to be run with thousands of horses in the streets. Millions of tonnes of horse dung everywhere.
    Temperatures across the world rise and fall over the millenia according to whether we are entering or coming out of an ice age. The Romans used to grow wine grapes in Britain 300AD. It was much warmer then. Then it became colder with a mini ice age. The Thames was often frozen over in winter. Then we started coming out of that.

    Oh. OK.
    Oh. Ok.

    A 4.5 billion year old planet is not an unchangeable thing. Read some astrophysics. Venus for example has a runaway greenhouse gas atmosphere with very high temps and pressures. Absolutely unliveable for us. But never caused by humans.

    Chat Conversation End
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  12. Leigh Lowe

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.
    Pieman trying to knife Albo.
    He used to at least wait until the leader got elected.
    Agile!
    Innovative!
    Pre-emptive!

  13. hzhousewife

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

    Answer just like you did the election polls ie, tell them what you know they want.

  14. bespoke

    Answer just like you did the election polls ie, tell them what you know they want.

    They may at on it. Unlike the government.

  15. Tom

    Show your support for Windfarms for Warringah

    Done!

  16. Bruce of Newcastle

    TE – You can also point out that global temperature has been falling for the last three years.

    I’m cherry picking of course, from the top of the el Nino. But the kids would probably be astounded that temperature is falling, they’d never hear that from any source in their orbit. Then a nice chat about el Nino and graphs and stuff and you’ve got them thinking…

    Half of 21st Century Warming Due to El Nino (Roy Spencer, 13 May)

    The answer makes as huge difference to energy policy. If global warming is only 50% as large as is predicted by the IPCC (which would make it only 20% of the problem portrayed by the media and politicians), then the immense cost of renewable energy can be avoided until we have new cost-competitive energy technologies.

    The recently published paper Recent Global Warming as Confirmed by AIRS used 15 years of infrared satellite data to obtain a rather strong global surface warming trend of +0.24 C/decade. Objections have been made to that study by me (e.g. here) and others, not the least of which is the fact that the 2003-2017 period addressed had a record warm El Nino near the end (2015-16), which means the computed warming trend over that period is not entirely human-caused warming.

    And as soon as you start to see things like el Nino behind temperature graphs given out by the propagandists you can also start to see other causes, like the Sun and the ocean cycles.

  17. Tom

    Channel Nein “expert” Lawrence Mooney declares a $1,000 tax-cut as “chickenfeed”.

    So the Fucktard Left Industrial Complex is going to fight ScoMo’s tax cuts the same way the American Fucktard Left tried to fight Trump’s tax cuts. And we know how that ended.

    The leftard hive mind knows only one tactic: lie.

  18. I hope my phone works in Cuba.

    It won’t, unless you get a dedicated SIMS card when you get to Cuba.
    I bought an el cheapo smartphone (Alcatel) and used it rather than stuffing around with my iPhone.
    Now I use the Alcatel as a GPS in my MX5.
    Works a treat…

  19. Mother Lode

    So the Fucktard Left Industrial Complex is going to fight ScoMo’s tax cuts the same way the American Fucktard Left tried to fight Trump’s tax cuts. And we know how that ended.

    And next year they will do what the American left did and complain that people got less in tax returns – casually glossing over the fact that they paid less tax in the first place from which to get returns.

  20. John Constantine

    Company employees instructed to complete a self critique session on how they are failing to progress the revolutionary struggle, reporting to those that reward the right sort with promotion.

    Venezuela national oil company here we come.

    Comrades.

  21. Mother Lode

    Schorten on Friday : “We’re ready to hit the ground!”

    I had always heard it as ‘ready to hit the ground, wheels spinning’.

    Of course, for Labor it is just ‘ready to hit the ground wheels spinning’.

  22. Mother Lode

    That group photo is very reminiscent of an Adams Family pose.

    And if you are wondering where ‘thing’ is, check your wallet.

  23. lotocoti

    What’s as big as a house.
    Burns 20 litres of fuel every hour.
    Puts out a shitload of smoke and noise.
    And cuts an apple into 3 pieces?
    .
    .
    .
    A Soviet machine designed to cut an apple into 4 pieces.
    Coal miner’s joke from Chernobyl episode 3.

  24. feelthebern

    Channel Nein “expert” Lawrence Mooney declares a $1,000 tax-cut as “chickenfeed”.
    Five years ago, a $7 Medicare co-payment was the end of tye world.

    Is that the same Lawrence Mooney that Triple M Sydney thought would work when Matty Johns decided he had enough of breakfast radio and now struggles to wake the ratings scorers ?

  25. feelthebern

    Rowe nails it…again.

    Actually he does today.

  26. stackja

    Petition · Wind Farms for Warringah · Change.org
    https://www.change.org/p/zali-steggall-wind-farms-for-warringah
    15 hours ago – Zali Steggall and the people of Warringah need to show leadership on immediate climate change ACTION. The proposal: wind turbines are to …

  27. feelthebern

    People give me stick about talking up Audi’s.
    I am not sure why anyone would talk up an MX5 apart from a hairdresser.

  28. Tom

    Liberty quote:

    If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.

    — Greater Western Sydney utility Brett Deledio on RSN yesterday.

  29. Some History

    From late last night.

    Socrates at the Pub
    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.

    https://imgur.com/NjpxbpJ

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    Don’ throw me into the briar patch, don’ throw me into the briar patch!!

    DOJ willing to trade unredacted Mueller report if House intel committee backs off AG Barr

    The Justice Department on Tuesday says it’s willing to work with the House intelligence committee to make more information from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation available, but only if Chairman Adam Schiff backs down on his threat to take enforcement action against Attorney General William P. Barr.

    This stuff is fun. Pretty clear that Trump and Barr would just love to have the whole report out in the open. But they can’t do it without declassifying the grand jury bits, and can’t do that without the Dems going squawk. So they’re letting themselves be dragged screaming and hollering into releasing it.

    The Dems by contrast don’t actually want it released. That’s clear because when Barr put a less redacted copy in a secure room and invited congresscritters to read it not a single Democrat took up the offer.

    No Democrats have read the less-redacted Mueller report. But five Republicans have (17 May)

    Please don’t throw Barr into the briar patch!

  31. Atoms for Peace

    That’s a keeper MotherLode.

  32. Some History

    Why is Albo not in the photo?

    Albo: “We have been given a strong mandate to be in opposition”.

  33. C.L.

    Today’s left-wing outrage …

    Alabama Public Television has pulled an episode of the PBS children’s show Arthur, featuring a same-sex wedding between an animated rat and his aardvark partner, amid concerns it would “violate” the trust of audiences…

    The move has sparked an online backlash, with GLAAD — the media advocacy group for LGBTQI people — labelling it “mean-spirited” and an “attack to censor content”.

  34. Shy Ted

    Some of us spent the weekend in the glorious Flinders Ranges, far away from the TV and radio. Didn’t give the election a thought until I returned to civilization. Thought I might never see civilization again when I was faced with a steep hill of bulldust in front, steeper than the one I had just come down. Failed at first and second attempt but third time lucky and I was thinking “is there no place my Mahindra Pikup won’t go?” Lots of other challenging 4WD as well which it just laughed at. Had stopped off for some incredibly slow fast food at Orroroo and had time to scan the paper about the weekend miracle.
    Very tired after long drive home but turned on the box and it was the last 15 minutes of The Drum. Hate the show but it was hilarious. Couldn’t resist a bit of computer time and equally funny at Michael Smith News. I might just try watching the shows I never watch over the next few days as laughter is healthy apparently. I must be very healthy last night and this morning.

  35. stackja

    Gunshots fired into two Sydney homes and cars in separate shootings
    Dani Pogson, The Daily Telegraph
    30 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Seven people escaped injury after the front windows of a home in Sydney’s northwest were peppered with bullets in one of two shootings overnight.

    Police were called to Charles St in Ryde about 1.15am following reports shots had been fired into a house and a car.

    About 20 minutes earlier, a similar shooting took place in Regents Park where bullets were fired into a house and car on Yukka Rd. Police believe the incident may have been targeted.

  36. feelthebern

    John Constantine, an article on US hogs.

    https://newfoodeconomy.org/usda-african-swine-fever-testing/

    Well done on being all over the story first.
    What’s nuts is that there are still minimal price controls on hogs in China…still.
    Bizarro world.

  37. feelthebern

    Overnight the US clamped down on food programs into Venezuela.
    & announced plans for further sanctions on Nord Stream 2.
    Why isn’t oil a lot higher ?

  38. Tom

    Why isn’t oil a lot higher ?

    US CSG.

  39. feelthebern

    For Cats with the time…
    I usually don’t watch Peta Credlin & Alan Jones on Sky.
    I did last week when they went through seat by seat.
    I last night when they did their election wrap.
    Both episodes give the best pre & post break down of the election.
    Alan’s fruitiness is a wonder to behold.
    Credlin’s patience with interruptus Alanus is also a wonder to behold.

  40. Top Ender

    Should be a slowly unfolding train wreck….

    Anti-coal activist given special treatment on job

    The anti-coal activist appointed as the top policy adviser to the Queensland Department of Envir­onment — now holding up the proposed Adani mine — was given special treatment by the Palaszczuk government in applying for the newly created position.

    Former Queensland Conserv­ation Council head Tim Seelig, a long-time ally of Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, missed the cut-off date for applications last year and later sent his CV directly to the chair of the vetting panel, which then selected him over more than 50 other hopefuls.

    Dr Seelig’s appointment as principal adviser (strategic policy) to director-general Jamie Merrick last July was made just weeks before the Palaszczuk government announced a massive boost to annual funding for the council he ran until joining the Department of Environment.

    Documents obtained by The Australian under right-to-inform­ation laws shed new light on the controversial appointment, which Premier Annastacia Palasz­czuk said earlier this year followed strict public service recruitm­ent protocols.

    The documents also show that Mr Seelig — who campaigned against Campbell Newman in the 2015 state election while working for the Wilderness Society — overcame a “must have” selection criterion that specified the applic­ant be “apolitical — both politic­ally and advocacy related”.

    Oz link

  41. feelthebern

    Who is worse?
    Dan Andrews or Jackie Trad.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    Theresa May is making Bill Shorten look like a genius. She’s said overnight that the Commons will vote on whether there should be a second referendum before Brexit. Got to be good for at least another 5% swing to the Brexit Party.

  43. Des Deskperson

    I’d always assumed that Chris Bowen was a – probably close – relative of Lionel Bowen, Attorney-General for much of the Hawke Administration.

    In a party full of Creans and Fergusons, among others, it seemed a reasonable working premise.

    I can, however, find no evidence of this connection. Have other Cats any ideas?

    Lionel Bowen was my Minister briefly in the eighties. The briefs that went up to him came back very closely annotated with advice by his Chief of Staff, one Brian Burdekin, former student politician who used to pop up fairly regularly in the eighties in political or ’cause-oriented’ organisation and movements.

    It almost looked like Burdekin was Bowen’s puppet-master. .

  44. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3022217, posted on May 22, 2019 at 8:18 am
    Who is worse?
    Dan Andrews or Jackie Trad.”

    Tough one…..but I’ll pick Trad.

  45. Some History

    Theresa May is making Bill Shorten look like a genius. She’s said overnight that the Commons will vote on whether there should be a second referendum before Brexit. Got to be good for at least another 5% swing to the Brexit Party.

    Grabbed this from another blog. 🙂

    https://imgur.com/rtaqBVQ

  46. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3022212, posted on May 22, 2019 at 8:14 am

    On 2GB, AJ was the voice in the wilderness. ALP lost. To me, anything else is just noise.

  47. stackja

    Bill Shorten’s shock move against Anthony Albanese
    Staff writers, News Corp Australia Network
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Bill Shorten is understood to be working to quell support for Anthony Albanese’s tilt at Labor’s top job as ther party prepares to elect a new leader following its spectacular loss at the federal election.

    The left wing Mr Albanese is understood to have the support from Labor’s NSW right faction, including Tony Burke who is calling for it to back the Shadow Infrastructure Minister over the right’s own Chris Bowen.

    Mr Albanese won the support of the party’s rank and file at the 2013 leadership ballot, but Bill Shorten was ultimately successful after the caucus backed him.

    Reports today say that some Labor MPs said Mr Shorten is “up to his neck in it”, with one senior MP saying he had been “actively lobbying people making sure someone runs against Albo”.

    “It’s weird. As a former leader you have an opportunity to be above it. You get treated with a whole respect for making that choice,” the senior MP told Nine Newspapers.

  48. Knuckle Dragger

    God help me, but Rowe’s cartoon today wasn’t bad at all.

    He still can’t draw Albo. Bowen using his name was the only giveaway.

  49. Top Ender

    Former ACTU boss sums it up:

    Mr Lyons said debate over the proposed Adani coalmine was “very toxic” for Labor in central and north Queensland but would not have been as bad “apart from that really self-indulgent, bloody vanity project of Bob Brown of driving around central Queensland in a Prius telling ­people that they should be ­unemployed”.

    “I know that wasn’t his express message but that was clearly a message people heard.

    “I think that was emblematic of what the Left side of politics did in the election, which was a whole series­ of vanity projects from GetUp resourcing Warringah, to Higgins and Koo­yong, to Adani.

    “It was hubristic vanity projects. We probably got what we ­deserved in the end.”

  50. mh

    Thoughts of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

    “But when you really think about it — when someone says that it’s ‘too hard’ to do a green space that grows Yucca instead of, I don’t know, cauliflower or something — what you’re doing is that you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism, and that is why a lot of communities of color get resistant to certain environmentalist movements because they come with the colonial lens on them,”

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/21/ocasio-cortez-colonial-cauliflower-in-community-gardens-makes-minorities-avoid-environmentalism/

  51. stackja

    Terry McCrann, Herald Sun
    May 20, 2019 9:00pm
    Subscriber only

    First, Palmer plus Hanson preferences saved seats in Queensland. Secondly, if Palmer had preferenced against the Coalition, he would have cost seats.
    Preferences for One Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s party saved seats in Queensland. Picture: AAP

    Third, if he hadn’t bought into the campaign in the first place, where would his votes have gone?

    Most importantly, how many votes did his money drive directly to the Coalition? His ads were as much anti-Labor as pro-Palmer. He effectively spent $60 million for the Coalition.

  52. Percy Popinjay

    Channel Nein “expert” Lawrence Mooney

    Saw the fat prick the other day in a Thai restaurant in the Sydney CBD. Why are they all so insufferably f*cking smug?

  53. feelthebern

    One of my staff is doing a citizenship test or something this morning.
    I told her just say Shane Warne 10 times & you’lll be right.

  54. Percy Popinjay

    when someone says that it’s ‘too hard’ to do a green space that grows Yucca instead of, I don’t know, cauliflower or something — what you’re doing is that you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism, and that is why a lot of communities of color get resistant to certain environmentalist movements because they come with the colonial lens on them

    Beyond parody (and yes, I checked the Breitbart piece first just in case).

  55. feelthebern

    Apart from a funny Turnbull impersonation that is no longer relevant, Moon-man is shit.

  56. Percy Popinjay

    I told her just say Shane Warne 10 times & you’lll be right.

    Walk into the test loudly warbling “Ozzies aren’t going to carpet”. That’ll impress ’em.

  57. stackja

    Cricket bosses call on clubs to boot long serving volunteers who are past ‘best before’ date
    Christopher Harris, The Daily Telegraph
    May 21, 2019 11:36pm
    Subscriber only

    Cricket Australia has appealed for the dismissal of thousands of long serving club volunteers, declaring their innings should be closed.

    The sport’s ruling body has urged clubs to raise the finger to stalwarts “hanging on” past their “best before” date and send them on their way.

    The insult to dedicated committee members came at the start of National Volunteers Week and has been condemned by experts who warn it risks alienating cricket’s grassroots support.

    The strategy was contained in a Cricket Australia document about managing its volunteer network which identifies barriers to succession planning within its ranks including volunteers “hanging on too long”.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    Ahead of their imminent ritual slaughter at the hands of English cricket fans, Steve Smith and David Warner have apparently said they’ve ‘moved on’ and that everyone should do the same.

    ‘Moved on’. The exact same phrase that fidgety crying cretin Smith used in the SA presser when the other two fuckwits got caught in front of millions of people sandpapering a cricket ball with his tacit approval.

    Like the man said in Reservoir Dogs, ‘I’ll move on when I feel like it.’ The fact these two muppets have even picked up a cricket bat is proof positive that CA is potentially a more incompetent administrative body than Rugby Australia.

    A 12 month ban is nothing but an economic sanction. Every single person in the country should have been, and should still be, licensed to carry a cricket ball in a football sock and beat them to death with it should they be seen in public.

    Bancroft doesn’t matter. The rise and rise of Marcus Harris means he’ll never wear the baggy green again, which is undoubtedly a good thing. The one he has, though, should be taken off him and burnt in front of his family. The Australian team has been as good as if not better without them anyway.

    Smear the great game in the manner you did, gents, and reap the goddamn whirlwind.

    Reap it.

  59. Tel

    Tom #3022129, Robert Ariail.

    See that’s correct … but not very funny.

  60. Mother Lode

    Bill Shorten Hitler rants have started appearing.

    I suspect progressives, who have had no scruple in comparing people of the right to fascists and old Adolf himself (remember how they jumped up and down when someone called a final comprehensive lasting solution to a problem a ‘final solution’?) will now turn into indignant spinster aunts condemning with unimpeachable patrician moral authority anyone who would compare any person to Hitler.

    It is only wrong when the right does it.

  61. Percy Popinjay

    Smear the great game in the manner you did, gents, and reap the goddamn whirlwind.

    If that pair of knobs are ever selected in the test team again, I’ll simply tune out, as I had before they were banned. I’ve watched quite a bit of test cricket over the last twelve months. Some of it I even enjoyed (the Perth test against the Injuns was a cracker).

  62. People give me stick about talking up Audi’s.

    So they should.
    They are tarted up Volkswagens. You know, the people who ripped off governments and consumers and got very expensively sprung.
    Audis share the same running gear as Skodas and SEATs, as well s Volkswagens.
    And their reliability record is nothing spectacular.
    MX5s, on the other hand, are the world’s best selling sports car, and have been for decades.
    They’re cheap, reliable, and great fun. They’re bought by people who enjoy driving.
    Posers buy Audis, which are loved so much by the joyride merchants.

  63. Knuckle Dragger

    And here I was, stackja, thinking my cricket rant was over for the day.

    I will spend the rest of the day researching, and once I find out a) whose idea that was, and b) who approved its release – well, it may be unpleasant.

    Whoever raised that concept in any forum at all should have been immediately sacked. No doubt they intend more involvement from chicks and minorities instead of the stale pale males who have been scoring for their club for the past 50 years, but what they fail to realise is that women are already some of the biggest supporters of grassroots cricket going around.

  64. cohenite

    Bruce in WA

    #3022111, posted on May 22, 2019 at 12:17 am

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

    Thanks for that; very nice.

  65. duncanm

    Fuck – I can’t believe it.

    I’m more sick of hearing about MX5’s than Vietnam.

  66. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘indignant spinster aunts condemning with unimpeachable patrician moral authority’

    Come on, ML. None’s trying so hard. Throw her a biscuit once in a while.

  67. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3022244, posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    And here I was, stackja, thinking my cricket rant was over for the day.

    I will spend the rest of the day researching, and once I find out a) whose idea that was, and b) who approved its release – well, it may be unpleasant.

    Yeah, because there are thousands of millennials clamouring at the gates of cricket grounds across the nation, denied the pportunity to take the reins of power as scorers and club secretaries.
    It’s Time!

  68. Leigh Lowe

    Is it an MX5?
    I thought it was an M16?
    Anyhow, whatever it is … locked and loaded.

  69. Old School Conservative

    For all of the GetUp sponsored dirt thrown at Abbott during the election, the stabbing, and the foul language used, there was one sign which I liked for its cleverness:

    “It time to end this Game of Tones”.

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    There must be some sort of competition on to see which administration can bring their sport to its knees, and/or bankrupted, and/or annihilate its supporter base the quickest.

    It’s the only explanation I can think of.

  71. Shatterzzz

    Post-election trivia .. Frazer Anning, though not re-elected, picked up 66 881 1st preference votes .. slightly up from the 19 he got last time!

  72. Bruce of Newcastle

    They are tarted up Volkswagens. You know, the people who ripped off governments and consumers and got very expensively sprung.

    That was hilarious. Lefty pollies make VW do the impossible to not fix a fake problem, so the VW engineers fake the test data to show they are helping the pollies fix the fake problem.

    Then the pollies get upset when their stupidity comes to light and that VW defied them to give what their customers wanted: cars that work.

  73. Black Ball

    I awake to the news that Bill Shorten is canvassing votes for a candidate to run against Anthony Albanese. I did ask the question last night about whether he would be sharpening knives. Could it be that his new bestus friend Malcolm Turnbull could be parachuted into a safe seat, most likely to be a lady?

  74. Mother Lode

    Reports today say that some Labor MPs said Mr Shorten is “up to his neck in it”, with one senior MP saying he had been “actively lobbying people making sure someone runs against Albo”.

    Echoes of Trumble trying to prevent Dutton from getting top job.

  75. C.L.

    Cricket Australia has appealed for the dismissal of thousands of long serving club volunteers, declaring their innings should be closed …

    The insult to dedicated committee members came at the start of National Volunteers Week and has been condemned by experts who warn it risks alienating cricket’s grassroots support.

    Maybe so but in my experience there are committee hobbyists (we all know them) who tend to think they own the club/ground/game and are not always receptive to new ideas or personalities.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    Bill seems awfully tense of late. Perhaps Chloe’s strike is making its effects known.

    A true Thai massage might help no end.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    C.L.,

    Mmm. Good point. Try and sack those punters (usually ‘good friends’ with the local MP) and they’ll burn the clubroom down on their way out.

  78. Des Deskperson

    Little suburban punisher and straighteners Jenna Price has beclowned herself by offering to mind the Plibbster’s kiddies so the the ‘fabulous’ Plibbster can lead ALP:

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6137941/tanya-i-would-gladly-retire-from-my-career-to-help-care-for-your-kids/?cs=14350

    I love this bit, which I assume, given Price’s general and ongoing mental ordinariness and lack self knowledge, is not a parody:

    “If that was true, that she really wanted to be with her kids, I knew what I had to do in the national interest.

    I rang her office. They wouldn’t put me through, no matter how insistent I was. I said I had an important message on behalf of Australians.

    “I’m prepared to retire from work and look after her children, if that’s what it takes,” I said.

    Unkindly, the young man who took my call laughed at me. Then, I’m pretty sure he put it on loudspeaker and asked me to repeat my generous offer. The entire Plibersek office was laughing at me. He promised to pass my message on to Tanya. I still haven’t heard anything but Tanya, if you are reading this, the offer still stands. My own children are grown and not too deranged. Those are my excellent caring credentials.”

    The interesting thing here is that a person of normal sensibility and self-awarness would have shut up after receiving such a rebuff from people they thought would be impressed. Jenna, on the other hand, seems to othick and/or self-intoxicated to realise that she has made herself a pubic figure of fun.

  79. Dr Faustus

    Bill Shorten is understood to be working to quell support for Anthony Albanese’s tilt at Labor’s top job as ther party prepares to elect a new leader following its spectacular loss at the federal election.

    Shhhh. Bill is doing God’s work.
    The ALP needs the agony of spending a few years pretending Bowen is ‘The One’.

  80. thefrollickingmole

    Oh ‘Dillo…

    a same-sex wedding between an animated rat and his aardvark partner

    I cant wait for the little gay plague babies…

    Also while reading a little medical book I came across a very non-PC medical “catch all” condition

    Gay bowel syndrome.
    Didnt descrive one condition so much as the end result of rogering, repeated abuse and STDs…

    History
    After Kazal, the term was used sporadically in medical literature from the 1970s to refer to a complex of gastrointestinal symptoms affecting gay men. The term was first used in the pre-HIV era, by Kazal et al. in 1976.[2][3] The term was not specific to any particular disease or infection, and was used clinically to describe proctitis and a variety of other complaints caused by a wide range of infectious organisms. Reported causes include herpes viruses, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, campylobacter, and shigellosis, as well as a variety of protozoal infections.[3] The concept of “gay bowel syndrome” was later expanded to include various opportunistic cancers. Transmission of disease was considered to take place by two routes: anal sex, and fecal-oral route. Sometimes, difficulty in specifying the method may be a result of transmission by both methods.[3] Following the onset of the AIDS epidemic, the reported incidence of these complaints has declined

    Its other name was ‘Armadillo bowel syndrome”…

  81. Dr Faustus

    Brexit: PM says MPs have ‘one last chance’ to back her deal

    Theresa May has said MPs have “one last chance” to deliver Brexit, urging them to back what she called a “new deal”.

    MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, she said.

    Possibly the stupidest politician alive.

  82. Dr Faustus

    EU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron Banks

    The European parliament is to investigate Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by Arron Banks.

    The European parliament president, Antonio Tajani, “today refers the Farage issue to an advisory committee”, a source told the Guardian.

    The next most stupid politicians alive move to reinforce the UK Brexit Movement.

  83. thefrollickingmole

    then suddenly, for no reason at all, people voted Hootler into power”…

    Their ABC getting ready to bombard us with Roe vs Wade…


    What it’s like to work as an abortion doula
    RN By Anna Kelsey-Sugg

    Sometimes Shireen Rose Shakouri simply holds people’s hands.

    At other times she distracts them from what’s about to happen with some ordinary conversation — about their work, their kids, their pets.

    Her job, she says, is “about whatever the person needs in that moment”.

    “It’s a complicated thing. Not everyone is feeling all sorrow or all relief,” she says.

    Shireen is a trained abortion doula with the Doula Project, where she supports people through their abortions.
    ….
    She says many of the questions she’s asked by people during their abortions are steeped in shame.

    “Am I ever going to be able to get pregnant again if I want? Is my God going to forgive me? Am I a bad person?

    Beth Vial says she “couldn’t imagine” going through her abortion alone — and thankfully she didn’t have to.

    She learnt of her pregnancy quite far into it, and initially had trouble deciding what to do.

    “It was a very big decision for me to make,” she says.

    After deciding an abortion was what she wanted, Beth was resolute, but not at ease.

    People in her life pressured her to keep the pregnancy.

    She wondered what a late-term surgical abortion would be like, if it was going to hurt.

    Beth is from Oregon, in the US, but the clinics there “weren’t comfortable helping” her.

    “I had to travel to different state,” she says, “and I didn’t have a lot of time”.

    The cost of it all added to her stress.

    “My abortion cost me — and this says a lot about the American health care system — with the cost of travel and lodging and all the blood tests, around $US13,000,” she says.

    Beth didn’t have a “safe person to talk with” about what she was going through.

    “It was very daunting,” she says.

    She connected with an abortion doula at the health clinic she attended, and says her experience would have been “a lot more isolating” without her.

    “It was nice to have someone with me to bounce questions off of safely and comfortably, or that I could express, ‘Hey, I’m uncomfortable with this and what can I do about it’, or ‘what’s it going to be like afterwards’ — anything that came to mind,” she says.

    Abortion access depends on postcode
    Abortion access depends on postcode
    For women in regional and rural areas, heavy restrictions to abortion still apply.
    Because she had a late-term abortion, Beth needed to stay in hospital longer than in the case of a typical surgical abortion.

    Her doula was with her from start to finish.

    “That in itself was comforting to me, because a lot of medical staff are in and out all the time, and you’re having to re-explain yourself all the time, explaining to people what you’re going through and what’s going on,” she says.

    Her flight home to Oregon “was not so heavy” as the flight before it.

    “Ultimately I was happy. I wouldn’t say ecstatic, but relieved and empowered, and ready to pick up the pieces and move forward with my life,” she says

  84. Mother Lode

    Mr Lyons said debate over the proposed Adani coalmine was “very toxic” for Labor in central and north Queensland but would not have been as bad “apart from that really self-indulgent, bloody vanity project of Bob Brown of driving around central Queensland in a Prius telling ­people that they should be ­unemployed”.

    But Bob Brown was telling the truth.

    Lyons is effectively saying things would have gone better if people were misled in the way Labor was intending.

  85. Black Ball

    I don’t think you would take kindly to the Hun today Dragger with pug faced clown Smiffy adorning both front and back page.

  86. EvilElvis

    Reap it.

    KD, you’ve had a great innings recently. You’ve been hitting six after six, John Wick, er, and whatever other shit that you’ve thrown out the last week or so. First class.

    Your lust for Australian cricket is the only blight, despite your hatred of lefty bowlers, so it may be time to head to the pavilion. It’s been a good trot and will be remembered. Just keep the cricket in the nets. 😉

  87. stackja

    Lauren Channon, 11, of Casula, and TV veteran RayMartin are running together in the parent-and-child category of the Balmoral Burn charity run this Sunday, May 26, to aid the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. It’s the first run for them both.

    Lauren has had 130 operations, the first at 3, involving 100 hospital admissions, some up to four months. She was born with the digestive disorders tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atreisa.In July she has her 131st operation, hopefully the last.

  88. Geriatric Mayfly


    “Ultimately I was happy. I wouldn’t say ecstatic, but relieved and empowered, and ready to pick up the pieces and move forward with my life,” she says

    There’s that word again. Pardon me while I retire to the little room for an urgent evacuation.

  89. calli

    Is it an MX5?
    I thought it was an M16?
    Anyhow, whatever it is … locked and loaded.

    Don’t forget the barking.

    Woof! 😃

  90. Fleeced

    Mr Bowen outside his childhood home in Smithfield. Picture: AAP/Bianca De Marchi

    Do his parents are other family members still own it, or is he just standing in front of someone else’s house like he’s entitled?

    Maybe he got permission from current owners/residents… wonder how that conversation went down. “You know, I’m such a normal person, that I used to live in this shit-box.”

  91. Possibly the stupidest politician alive.

    The Poms always do that (elect stupid pollies – especially Tories).

  92. Is it an MX5?
    I thought it was an M16?

    Typical.
    Most posting here wouldn’t know the difference.

  93. Dr Faustus

    Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain collapses, leaving 1,000 people jobless

    “I’m devastated that our much-loved UK restaurants have gone into administration,” he wrote on Twitter.

    Obviously not much-loved enough.
    After a while you tend to find people not wanting to queue up to be charged £20 for a modest helping of antipasto served on a plank.

  94. stackja

    Murder warrants issued after father of five killed in fuel tanker collision
    Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    7 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Police have issued two arrest warrants for murder after a car, believed to have been under gun fire from another vehicle, hit a petrol tanker killing a young father south of Sydney.

    Daniel Clulow, 27, had been at a party with friends in the Illawarra region on Friday night when a confrontation is believed to have prompted he, his sister and two others to leave in a Ford Territory.

    Police have been told a silver Toyota Corolla began pursuing the Territory along the Princes Hwy at Albion Park with shots being fired at the Territory just before it hit the rear of a petrol tanker around 2.30am Saturday.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Maybe so but in my experience there are committee hobbyists (we all know them) who tend to think they own the club/ground/game and are not always receptive to new ideas or personalities.

    Possibly.
    But it is not the role of the national body to direct local clubs how to run their business.
    Next thing they will be writing gender equalidy and succession plans between cleaning the clubrooms and rolling the wicket.

  96. lotocoti

    They are tarted up Volkswagens.

    There’s nothing peoples’ carish about Auto Union.

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t forget the barking.

    I saw what you did there, calli..snork, snork..

  98. There’s nothing peoples’ carish about Auto Union.

    Yep.
    The people who drive Audis now as just as up themselves as the people who drove Auto Unions during the Reich.

  99. Infidel Tiger

    Maybe so but in my experience there are committee hobbyists (we all know them) who tend to think they own the club/ground/game and are not always receptive to new ideas or personalities.

    So true. Particularly at golf clubs. They don’t want any new members on their courses.

  100. Leigh Lowe

    Sometimes Shireen Rose Shakouri simply holds people’s hands.

    At other times she distracts them from what’s about to happen with some ordinary conversation — about their work, their kids, their pets.

    Her job, she says, is “about whatever the person needs in that moment”.

    “It’s a complicated thing. Not everyone is feeling all sorrow or all relief,” she says.

    Shireen is a trained abortion doula with the Doula Project, where she supports people through their abortions.

    Presumably she avoids any discussion of the kid who is aboit to be mushed up and sucked up a tube.

  101. Dr Faustus

    Bill Shorten gets yet another ringing endorsement of his best-in-show political nous:

    Senator Wong throws support behind Albo, as Shorten backs rival for Labor leadership

    Mr Bowen was under fire from the coalition during the campaign for saying Australians didn’t have to vote for Labor’s policies if they didn’t like them, a sentiment he admits he could have worded better.

    The leadership will be decided by a vote of grassroots members and the federal parliamentary caucus, with each group given 50 per cent weight.

    Caucus will not be told the result of the grassroots vote before MPs make their decision.

    That worked out well last time…

  102. calli

    She wondered what a late-term surgical abortion would be like, if it was going to hurt.

    Wonder no more ‘cheeks.

    It will definitely hurt the baby. Kill it, in fact.

    You’re welcome.

  103. Roberto

    Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain collapses, leaving 1,000 people jobless

    I ate at one of his places when I was in the UK a while back. Underwhelming and overpriced.

  104. Roger

    Victorian AP strategist Kosmos Samaras has warned that Labor has lurched too far Left and if they don’t reconnect with ordinary people “the whole country will become Queensland”.

    We live in hope, Kosmos.

  105. calli

    Beautiful one day. Perfect the next.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I ate at one of his places when I was in the UK a while back. Underwhelming and overpriced.

    Had the same experience.

  107. mh

    “But when you really think about it — when someone says that it’s ‘too hard’ to do a green space that grows Yucca instead of, I don’t know, cauliflower or something — what you’re doing is that you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism, and that is why a lot of communities of color get resistant to certain environmentalist movements because they come with the colonial lens on them,”

    Cauliflower is racist. AOC is good value.

  108. Roger

    Mr Lyons said debate over the proposed Adani coalmine was “very toxic” for Labor in central and north Queensland but would not have been as bad “apart from that really self-indulgent, bloody vanity project of Bob Brown of driving around central Queensland in a Prius telling ­people that they should be ­unemployed”.

    Yes, then they’d only have had Deputy Premier Jackie Trad telling coal miners they needed to re-skill to contend with.

  109. Bar Beach Swimmer

    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. None at all. We may get this again in 3 years.

    I’m thinking that Jane Caro (and her election rant while at her daughter’s wedding on Twatter) resembles Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Hope she keeps going until she ingests herself in her scream!

  110. calli

    We had a Rick Stein’s open up our way recently. Haven’t tried it yet and probably won’t.

    The prices are outrageous and ratcheted up for the tourists.

    Interesting to see how it fares.

  111. mh

    Kristina Keneally backing Albo.

  112. Caveman

    Bill seems awfully tense of late

    Rice Bubbles

    There’s no fibre in Rice Bubbles.

  113. Roger

    Interesting discussion between marketing gurus on ABC radio yesterday evening about the Christian vote in Queensland. Apparently it was captured by Howard, wrested away by Rudd quite deliberately (short lived) but has now found a home with Morrison.

    All three warned that secularists ignore it at their peril; “It’s not to be sneered at” remarked one.

  114. Fleeced

    Rice Bubbles

    Just empty calories, with little flavour. Fitting.

  115. Rebel with cause

    “I’m prepared to retire from work and look after her children, if that’s what it takes,” I said.

    Unkindly, the young man who took my call laughed at me.

    Surely this is satire? It’s hilarious.

  116. Eyrie

    ” Rice Bubbles

    Just empty calories, with little flavour. Fitting.”

    Mostly air, not substance. Very fitting.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Surely this is satire? It’s hilarious.

    The combined salaries of a senior public servant, and a politician, can’t afford paid help with the children…

  118. Caveman

    Bowen standing outside his old fibro home proclaiming to all and sundry he used to live this type of house, is nothing more than house shaming.

  119. max

    Shy Ted
    #3022203, posted on May 22, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Had stopped off for some incredibly slow fast food at Orroroo ……….

    Know it well, Ted. How’s it looking up there ? Still dry ?

  120. Dr Faustus

    Yes, then they’d only have had Deputy Premier Jackie Trad telling coal miners they needed to re-skill to contend with.

    What a delicious prospect. The Palacechook Government forced to get out of the way of the Adani project – resulting in the hideous Trad being thrown to the inner-city Greens in South Brisbane – to prop up a Premier she despises.

  121. Knuckle Dragger

    EvilElvis,

    I can’t. I just can’t. What they’ve done is unforgiveable.

  122. rickw

    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.

    Interview post one BB fight: What happened? You looked like you had him?!

    “I broke my arm on his head in the 3rd round, it was all downhill from there…”

  123. Dr Faustus

    Kristina Keneally backing Albo.

    Shorten has a problem with women.

  124. hzhousewife

    Obviously not much-loved enough.
    After a while you tend to find people not wanting to queue up to be charged £20 for a modest helping of antipasto served on a plank.

    Not only that, you’ve also been paid heaps to teach people how to do it all at home themselves for a quarter the cost!

  125. Mother Lode

    Sometimes Shireen Rose Shakouri simply holds people’s hands.

    Sometimes their feet. Sometimes bits of their head.

    People are simply not understanding of the messy reality of working in an abortion clinic.

    At other times she distracts them from what’s about to happen with some ordinary conversation — about their work, their kids, their pets.

    I wonder if that ever goes awry when trying to make them feel at ease about the abortion.

  126. Bar Beach Swimmer

    This was stunning. (Labor) basically snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.”

    Shorten was never match fit – physically or policy-wise – he didn’t know his shit and that became really obvious during the campaign. Throughout 2015-2018, Turnbull wasn’t even on the ground and so Shorten and Labor were really just going through the motions, thinking that a goal here and there would be enough. And when Turnbull was gone, that lack of policy match fitness really showed them up.

  127. Robber Baron

    Tits rapidly becoming a pariah.

  128. Mother Lode

    Yes, then they’d only have had Deputy Premier Jackie Trad telling coal miners they needed to re-skill to contend with.

    They should all have learned coding – which is a gateway to a rewarding career as a barista.

  129. Infidel Tiger

    Absolutely hilarious.

    Shorten getting involved in Leadership wars again.

    WTF is wrong with him?

  130. calli

    I had to smile at this.

    Nothing like a bit of silly straw clutching from Aunty and pretty much encapsulates their bias – defying the evidence of our own eyes. Surely one of their style gurus could tell them that they are quite different colours and save them some beclownment.

  131. Fleeced

    The interesting thing here is that a person of normal sensibility and self-awarness would have shut up after receiving such a rebuff from people they thought would be impressed. Jenna, on the other hand, seems to othick and/or self-intoxicated to realise that she has made herself a pubic figure of fun.

    That’s how you know they’re truly deranged. Would you let someone like that near your kids? Tanya should probably try and have her added to a watch-list.

  132. Bruce of Newcastle

    Via Drudge an unintentionally funny article about lefties trying to govern:

    Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic

    Rat-infested piles of rotting garbage left uncollected by the city of Los Angeles, even after promises to clean it up, are fueling concerns about a new epidemic after last year’s record number of flea-borne typhus cases.

    Ah, so the lefty LA city government is having a hard time stopping mounds of rubbish piling up?

    After reporting the pile of waste to the city’s 311 services hotline, the I-Team was told it could take up to 90 days before it’s cleaned.

    Impressive how fast the response is. I wonder what they’re doing about the rats?

    Other large U.S. cities, like New York and Washington DC, have teams devoted to aggressive rat control. In the nation’s capital, they’re experimenting with bait stations laced with a rat contraceptive.

    But in Los Angeles, the I-Team learned there is no plan or program to control the growing rat population that feasts at trash piles like the one on Ceres Avenue.

    “It’s something that we’ll look into,” said Pepe Garica, of Los Angeles’ bureau of sanitation.

    I marvel that the lefty governments are giving rats contraceptives…

  133. Dr Faustus

    Elon Musk swirling down the tubes, as it appears the last capital raising in April was not enough to stem the bleeding:

    On Tuesday, Tesla sustained another blow from Wall Street analysts: Morgan Stanley slashed its worst-case scenario for the share price to just $10 over concern the company had saturated the electric-car market.

    Jonas lowered his “bear case” for Tesla shares from a previous estimate of $97 to take into account the risk that the company misses its current sales forecast for China by about half. He maintained his $230 price target.

    No, “just $10” is not a typo. It’s the way you say “Chapter 11 calling” when you have just put a bunch of institutional clients into the stock.

    Looking on the bright side, Tesla’s escape strategy involves massive sales of an as-yet-undeveloped budget EV in China. But no mention of South Australia – so that’s good.

  134. areff

    Maybe I’m reading the numbers wrong, but the ALP’s Aly might not be feeling quite so confident about pitching her tent in Cowan for the next three years.

    https://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/HouseDivisionPage-24310-237.htm

    21,497 absent, provisional, declaration and postal ballots issued. Of those, only 8,314 have been received. The envelopes have been breaking heavily in the Lib’s favour.

    How long are postal votes etc accepted after the polls close? Could that many voters have requested mail etc., ballots and so few returned them? Seems odd, that disparity.

    If I’m missing something — wouldn’t be the first time — a kindly Cat might care to set me straight,

  135. Roger

    Rat-infested piles of rotting garbage left uncollected by the city of Los Angeles, even after promises to clean it up, are fueling concerns about a new epidemic after last year’s record number of flea-borne typhus cases.

    The LA council has more pressing problems to contend with, like the climate emergency.

  136. calli

    Tanya’s youngest is almost nine.

    “Minding children” problems? I don’t think so. Price is just being a useful idiot to muddy the waters.

    Years slugging it out as Opposition Leader as opposed to waltzing in as the “New Wymmynses Hope” after the usual knifing? Much more believable.

    This particular spider is a patient creature. It waits at the edges of the web, while the fat, juicy males sit in the centre waiting to be picked off.

  137. Eyrie

    “they’re experimenting with bait stations laced with a rat contraceptive”
    Warfarin should work.

  138. Stackja/Knuckle Dragger:

    The sport’s ruling body has urged clubs to raise the finger to stalwarts “hanging on” past their “best before” date and send them on their way.
    The insult to dedicated committee members came at the start of National Volunteers Week and has been condemned by experts who warn it risks alienating cricket’s grassroots support.

    Like the man said in Reservoir Dogs, ‘I’ll move on when I feel like it.’ The fact these two muppets have even picked up a cricket bat is proof positive that CA is potentially a more incompetent administrative body than Rugby Australia.

    Proof indeed that the Long March Through The Institutions is disappearing up it’s own arse.

  139. calli

    Twelve thousand missing postals in Cowan?

    Pfft! Nothing to see there, areff.

  140. mh

    Notice how Miranda Devine, the Turnbull fellator, suddenly understands ‘the quiet Australian’.

  141. Dr Faustus

    They should all have learned coding – which is a gateway to a rewarding career as a barista.

    {
    CareerPath barista = new CareerPath( );
    }

  142. EvilElvis

    I can’t. I just can’t. What they’ve done is unforgiveable.

    I know, man. I know.

    It’s times like these you need to ask yourself, what would John Wick do?

  143. Mother Lode

    Tanya’s youngest is almost nine.

    “Minding children” problems? I don’t think so. Price is just being a useful idiot to muddy the waters.

    Maybe she is just a little wary of leaving her with her husband and his mates.

    “She’s throwing a tantrum. I know something that will calm her down. Got a spoon and a ciggy lighter?”

  144. Old School Conservative

    Black Ball
    #3022255, posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:17 am
    Could it be that his new bestus friend Malcolm Turnbull could be parachuted into a safe seat, most likely to be a lady?

    Simple solution. Turnbull identifies as a woman and ticks both boxes. He’ll be in like Flynn.

  145. Henry2

    Areff, mine hasn’t appeared in Adelaide yet… posted from the US.

  146. Atoms for Peace

    “they’re experimenting with bait stations laced with a rat contraceptive”
    I can think of a photo that would work

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    Warfarin should work.

    PETA and the AJP are going to come after you now Eyrie.

  148. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Looking on the bright side, Tesla’s escape strategy involves massive sales of an as-yet-undeveloped budget EV in China. But no mention of South Australia – so that’s good.

    I actually like musk, his space-x will go down in folklore and as the dawn of our expansion into space, but not everything he touches to turns to gold. tesla is a dud, fixing a problem that doesn’t exist. no wonder he pivoted to robo-taxis. still he is overselling the self-driving capabilities. would love to be proven wrong but I don’t believe we are even close.

  149. Roger

    How long are postal votes etc accepted after the polls close?

    13 days.

  150. Chris

    Interesting discussion between marketing gurus on ABC radio yesterday evening about the Christian vote in Queensland. Apparently it was captured by Howard, wrested away by Rudd quite deliberately (short lived) but has now found a home with Morrison.

    All three warned that secularists ignore it at their peril; “It’s not to be sneered at” remarked one.

    Our independent chain of churches was praying for Morrison victory, every night at 8 pm for months. I do mean interrupting all events in homes and church, at 8pm, with prayer for the outcome of an election.

    I have never struck the like before.

  151. Eyrie

    “I actually like musk, his space-x will go down in folklore and as the dawn of our expansion into space”
    He has people welding together stainless steel spaceships in the open in Texas and Florida. That’s what I call shipyards. If that project comes off he’ll own space.

  152. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “She’s throwing a tantrum. I know something that will calm her down. Got a spoon and a ciggy lighter?”

    when I was young and moved into my first share accom, our spoons kept disappearing. I asked the flatmates who and why would some keeping stealing our spoons? no one knew. wasn’t till much later that I found out which flatmate it was and what they were doing with them.

  153. Mother Lode

    “they’re experimenting with bait stations laced with a rat contraceptive”

    There are some other mammals teeming into the city.

    Perhaps they will be ladling stews laced with contraceptives around the homeless camps.

    Progressives talk a big virtue game, but they rarely back it up with action, and are secretly grateful that the actions they decry are still being carried out in the background. There is still capitalism enough to pay their welfare or crony-cheques, still cars, still police enforcing the law etc.

    There are very few lefties who would be able to stay standing in a society without police and where the most sociopathic people would be able to prey on others unchecked.

  154. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tanya’s youngest is almost nine.

    As I said yesterday, a couple years of lurking and letting the kids grow up and she’ll be ready to put Albo out of his polling misery 6 months before the next election.

  155. Atoms for Peace

    Watched Q and A (taped )..both my wife and myself laughed out loud a the
    wailing ” We listen to the scientists ! ”

    I have not watched that show for almost 6 years, and not much has changed..

  156. Roger

    Our independent chain of churches was praying for Morrison victory, every night at 8 pm for months.

    In QLD, Chris?

  157. Dr Faustus

    I actually like musk, his space-x will go down in folklore and as the dawn of our expansion into space…

    I agree. He has broken the ‘public sector’ mould in developing space technology and has achieved much more, faster, and with far less, than NASA and or any of the other national space agencies.

    But he should still never be left alone with a commercial business.

  158. Mother Lode

    Our independent chain of churches was praying for Morrison victory, every night at 8 pm for months. I do mean interrupting all events in homes and church, at 8pm, with prayer for the outcome of an election.

    Forget Wussians!

    God colluded with Morro!

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fido is unhappy.

    Global warming might be causing dogs to become depressed, say pet behaviourists (21 May)

    A boredom epidemic is sweeping through Britain’s dog population – and global warming could be to blame.

    Across the country, there are reports of down-in-the-mouth mutts, and under-the-weather canines.

    Leading pet behaviourists told The Independent that the number of depressed and unsettled dogs they have seen in recent months is unprecedented.

    And they suggested that the spate of wet winters could be at the root of the problem, as owners cut down on the daily walks that are crucial to keeping dogs’ spirits up.

    I still haven’t worked out how global warming causes miserably cold weather but global cooling doesn’t cause miserably cold weather.

  160. duncanm

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3022320, posted on May 22, 2019 at 10:48 am
    Via Drudge an unintentionally funny article about lefties trying to govern:

    But in Los Angeles, the I-Team learned there is no plan or program to control the growing rat population that feasts at trash piles like the one on Ceres Avenue.

    gee – why would there be piles of garbage in downtown LA?

    aha!

  161. Black Ball

    Mmmyes Old School Conservative, never occured to me that particular scenario.

    As for cricket, marvel at the selflessness of Candice Warner.
    ‘Cricket star David Warner’s heavily pregnant wife, Candice, will fly to London and have their third baby there in order to not disrupt the Australian’s World Cup campaign.
    The mother of 2 young girls is understood to have told her husband that she was determined the birth would not interrupt the most important ODI tournament on the international cricket calendar.
    Candice and her daughters will fly to the UK in early June – the latest she can fly – and the baby will be induced if need be after Australia play New Zealand at Lord’s in London on June 29.’

    What a gal. To perhaps induce labour in order for Davey Boy to concentrate on his cricket is wondrous. Read the whole article page 3 of the Hun. Next to an article detailing Michael Slater’s behaviour that had him kicked off a regional Qantas flight to Wagga. FMD.

  162. Roger

    God colluded with Morro!

    Satan* sided with Shorten!

    *Soros/GetUp!

  163. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    gee – why would there be piles of garbage in downtown LA?

  164. Bar Beach Swimmer:

    Shorten was never match fit – physically or policy-wise – he didn’t know his shit and that became really obvious during the campaign. Throughout 2015-2018, Turnbull wasn’t even on the ground and so Shorten and Labor were really just going through the motions, thinking that a goal here and there would be enough. And when Turnbull was gone, that lack of policy match fitness really showed them up.

    Yep. Never been asked the hard questions and didn’t know how to answer them when they finally appeared.

  165. Dr Faustus

    A boredom epidemic is sweeping through Britain’s dog population – and global warming could be to blame.

    Boredom with their owners’ climate dogmatism.

  166. feelthebern

    How long are postal votes etc accepted after the polls close?

    Depends how quickly the AEC can fill them out & stuff them into a box somewhere.

  167. Stimpson J. Cat

    Here we go….. Again!!!!!!

    The Spectator Index
    @spectatorindex
    BREAKING: US says there are signs Syrian regime is using chemical weapons
    5:36 AM · May 22, 2019 ·

  168. Roger

    Shorten was never match fit – physically or policy-wise – he didn’t know his shit and that became really obvious during the campaign.

    True enough, but more than that people didn’t like or trust him & didn’t regard him as genuine.

    The fact that he would say one thing in Melbourne & another in QLD accented his insincerity.

    As a marketing guru said on ABC radio yesterday, he didn’t pass the public’s BS detector.

  169. feelthebern

    Pamela Williams in part two of her AFR series says that everyone knew the ALP was in trouble.
    Including the media.
    If that was the case, how come there was nothing but glorious PM Bill Shorten pieces being generated?

  170. Atoms for Peace

    What is the ” n” for the bored doggy study ? SFA people take their pets to animal behaviourists, and anecdotally ( relo is a vet ), some of the owners out there are bat shit crazy.

  171. Chris

    Our independent chain of churches was praying for Morrison victory, every night at 8 pm for months.

    In QLD, Chris?

    LFCC, Doubleview, Perth.
    BTW it is the most multicultural church I have seen on two continents.

  172. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3022337, posted on May 22, 2019 at 11:07 am
    Warfarin should work.

    PETA and the AJP are going to come after you now Eyrie.

    Warfarin & how to take it – NPS MedicineWise
    https://www.nps.org.au/consumers/warfarin
    Warfarin is a very effective anti-clotting medicine (anticoagulant) used to lower the risk of harmful blood clots.

    Just grind up and sprinkle some around? Who’s to know?

  173. How long are postal votes etc accepted after the polls close?

    13 days.

    Since when has Australia Post started delivery letters within 13 days?

    Does the AEC get preferential treatment?

  174. Chris

    correction: Four continents.

    Je suis content.

  175. Roger

    Pamela Williams in part two of her AFR series says that everyone knew the ALP was in trouble.

    The ALP didn’t; they were relying on Newspoll for their internal polling!

  176. Done Deal

    For as long as I can remember, I have loved arithmetic tricks. If you haven’t already seen it this one will take you only about ten seconds and, amazingly, it will reveal your all-time favourite movie.
    1. Pick a number from 1-9.
    2. Multiply that number by 3.
    3. Add 3.
    4. Multiply by 3 again.
    5. Your total will be a two digit number. Add the first and second digits together to find your favourite movie (of all time) in the list of 17 movies below:
    .
    .
    .
    Movie List:
    1. Gone With the Wind
    2. E.T.
    3. Blazing Saddles
    4. Star Wars
    5. Forrest Gump
    6. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    7. Jaws
    8. Grease
    9. The Bill Shorten resignation Speech
    10. Casablanca
    11. Jurassic Park
    12. Shrek
    13. Pirates of the Caribbean
    14. Titanic
    15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    .
    .
    .
    .

    previously posted on the wrong fred

  177. cohenite

    Twelve thousand missing postals in Cowan?

    Pfft! Nothing to see there, areff.

    Cowan is interesting.
    21508 postal envelopes issued
    8314 envelopes received
    269 envelopes rejected
    6607 envelopes processed
    1707 envelopes to be processed
    757 votes the margin
    13194 envelopes missing.

    I don’t know how the postals are splitting.

  178. Roger

    LFCC, Doubleview, Perth.
    BTW it is the most multicultural church I have seen on two continents.

    OK, thanks.

    As some wag remarked yesterday, the ALP will soon be calling for cuts to immigration!

  179. BoN
    Rat hunters.
    I picked this one because it has a cute puppy in it.

  180. stackja

    Richo supposedly said BS needed to go to Bali and not say anything from the start of this year until election day.
    BS didn’t and kept digging an ever deeper hole.

  181. Roger

    previously posted on the wrong fred

    Ha…I got #9.

  182. Stimpson J. Cat

    Our independent chain of churches

    Holy Sh$t is that like an IGA for churches?
    What specials do they have?

  183. Stimpson J. Cat

    Paul Krugman
    @paulkrugman
    I am very much still on vacation. But had to weigh in on trade war/recession talk. Trump policy is terrible, but US-China trade is well under 1 percent of world GDP. How is this supposed to work?
    10:32 PM · May 21, 2019

  184. EvilElvis

    Ha…I got #9.

    OMG!! I did to! What is this mathematical black magic?!? Or do we all think alike?!? We’re turning into lefties!

  185. Old School Conservative

    feelthebern
    #3022365, posted on May 22, 2019 at 11:33 am
    Pamela Williams in part two of her AFR series says that everyone knew the ALP was in trouble.
    Including the media.

    Laughable.
    ‘Ol leather face and Waleed Aly boasted about their access to internal polling by both parties which pointed clearly to an ALP win.

    If they “knew” then why didn’t they do something to fix it?

  186. Old School Conservative

    OK – how’s it done?
    I too got 9.

  187. EvilElvis

    OK – how’s it done?
    I too got 9.

    We need to keep this under wraps or Labor will use it to explain their climate costings!…

  188. Some History

    Heart warming story from the UK.

    Re: Recent “milkshaking” of Nigel Farage.

    Ruth Townsley tweeted:
    “Bravo to Paul Crowther, good on you mate. Great that milkshakes have become a thing when it comes to racists in our midst. I’d prefer acid but milkshakes will do for now I guess.”

    Townsley looks as though she moisturizes with acid. But, more importantly, Townsley is the Head of Policy of the [taxpayer funded] charity, Happy City

    https://tinyurl.com/y4erv5h7

  189. National not final senate first preferences.
    Rolled up for the different party names in various places

    LNP et al 37.12
    ALP et al 29.50
    Gangreen 10.45
    PHON 5.25
    UAP 2.25
    SFF 1.63

    The thing I note is that the ALP won’t make 30%. Get worried ABC!
    If PHON, UAP,SFF and a couple of others presented as one they could easily displace the gangreens in the senate.

  190. Chris

    LNP et al 37.12
    ALP et al 29.50
    Gangreen 10.45
    PHON 5.25
    UAP 2.25
    SFF 1.63

    The thing I note is that the ALP won’t make 30%. Get worried ABC!

    I weep at the uselessness of the SFF effort. We should be able to do better than that…

  191. C.L.

    Maybe he got permission from current owners/residents… wonder how that conversation went down. “You know, I’m such a normal person, that I used to live in this shit-box.”

    LOL. Indeed.

  192. Mindfree

    I know it’s UnZud players but pinching a woman’s bottom and spitting beer in other woman’s faces another making homophobic slurs – not a problem and will probably play next game

    Unlike an Aussie player who quoted the bible and will likely never play for his state and country again

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/rugby/all-blacks-pair-cleared-to-play-for-crusaders-despite-ongoing-investigation/news-story/f9ca8910ae8c530e142c262c38ed2138

  193. calli

    Never been asked the hard questions

    And that is exactly where a compliant media will get you.

    At least some of those hard questions were asked at the end. That won’t happen again.

    The debates are the real Achilles Heel. Watch how that pans out next time. It will be most instructive.

  194. LNP Insider

    Senate vote looks nearly certain to be going 3 Coalition snd 3 ALP/Greens in Victoria, WA, SA.

    NSW is probably the same but Greens might lose to One Nation (I think it favours the Greens slightly).

    In Tassie its 2 Labor, 1 Green, 2 Libs and Lambie.

    Queensland is the wilcard. ALP vote is very low and they are struggling to get their second senator up. Greens vote drops ad a percentage as more rural booths report. There is a real possibility it goes 3 Coalition, 1 One Nation and two ALP/Greens. In fact that’s the most likely outcome.

  195. calli

    Done Deal
    #3022372, posted on May 22, 2019 at 11:37 am

    🤣 Perfect.

  196. Tel

    Trump policy is terrible, but US-China trade is well under 1 percent of world GDP. How is this supposed to work?

    You can be sure the USA will lean on other countries to discourage them from trading with China. The whole exercise would be pointless if there were easy dog-leg routes to dodge around the tariffs.

  197. Des Deskperson

    ‘That’s how you know they’re truly deranged. ‘

    There certainly must have been something deranged about Price’s expression and tone of voice in that phone call – possibly a combination of self-importance and hysteria – that cracked up Plibber’s’ office.

    Plibie’s kids are 18, 14 and 9. It gives you some idea if the laziness and incompetence of Price – a lecturer in journalism – that she wouldn’t or couldn’t find this out.

    Mr Plibbers is reportedly on a base salary of $600,000. Plibsie’s base salary – assuming she remains Deputy Leader of the Opposition – is $326,813.

    I’ve seen no evidence that Plibstar is particularly stretched because of the her contributions to policy. You never see a think piece by her, most of her public output is cheap, third hand smears .

    So ‘important responsibilities I have to my family ‘ is obviously a crock. One would hope that some day a politician will come up with a more original excuse.

  198. will

    Dr Faustus
    #3022349, posted on May 22, 2019 at 11:19 am
    I actually like musk, his space-x will go down in folklore and as the dawn of our expansion into space…

    I agree. He has broken the ‘public sector’ mould in developing space technology and has achieved much more, faster, and with far less, than NASA and or any of the other national space agencies.

    But he should still never be left alone with a commercial business.

    There is billions of dollars, and only two competitors, in the business of launching military satellites in the USA. All government funded. Nice earner that one.

  199. Infidel Tiger

    The Spectator Index
    @spectatorindex
    BREAKING: US says there are signs Syrian regime is using chemical weapons
    5:36 AM · May 22, 2019 ·

    The perpetual war machine never sleeps.

    So desperate for war with Iran they will do and say anything.

  200. Eyrie

    will,
    When Blue Origin gets going there will be 3. Bezos is already cuddling up to the government. Assuming he finally does get going. “Gradatim Ferociter” is all very well (Blue Origin corporate motto) but he could use a little more ferociter and less gradatim.

  201. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    13m
    Great news for Republicans: Fred Keller has just won the hard fought for Pennsylvania Congressional contest in a LANDSLIDE, over 70% of the vote. Thanks to the thousands who showed up for the Rally last night. Congratulations to Fred and his wonderful family

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    6m
    Congratulations to Governor
    @MattBevin
    on winning the Republican Primary for Governor tonight in the Great State of KENTUCKY. Matt, you are doing a fantastic job!

  202. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rat hunters.

    Awesome! About 10 thousand years of careful breeding behind those two.

  203. calli

    So ‘important responsibilities I have to my family ‘ is obviously a crock.

    Her staff knows her.

    No wonder they laughed.

  204. mh

    ICE T

    @FINALLEVEL
    Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it….. I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin.
    3:19 AM – May 22, 2019

  205. Bruce of Newcastle

    So desperate for war with Iran they will do and say anything.

    Iran has been at war with the US for over 15 years Infi.
    Somewhere between 500 and 1000 US service personnel have been killed by Iranian supplied IEDs, including explosively formed antiarmour penetrators. Furthermore Iranian antiship cruise missiles have been fired at US Navy ships…so far without damage.

    Only one side is needed for a war.

  206. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    hahaha palacechook panics – refuse linky to ABC

    Qeensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has taken environmental approval of the Adani coal project away from her own environment department, saying both she and the community were “fed up” with waiting for the department to approve the Indian mining company’s environmental management plans.

  207. calli

    Just to rub it in…

    I’m sitting on a balcony overlooking a glorious, lush Balinese garden. A small brown squirrel just tiptoed up the trunk of a massive frangipanni amid a small flurry of raindrops.

    Life is good.

  208. Boambee John

    Mr Bowen was under fire from the coalition during the campaign for saying Australians didn’t have to vote for Labor’s policies if they didn’t like them, a sentiment he admits he could have worded better.

    Indeed. “Like it or lump it” would have more accurately reflected his actual sentiment.

  209. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    You can be sure the USA will lean on other countries to discourage them from trading with China. The whole exercise would be pointless if there were easy dog-leg routes to dodge around the tariffs.

    first they blocked the canada and mexico route – there’s method to the madness

  210. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Federal election 2019: Premier Palaszczuk backflips on Adani mine

    Sarah Elks
    Queensland Political Reporter
    @sarahelks
    Charlie Peel
    Journalist
    @charliepeeled ‏
    1 minute ago May 22, 2019
    No Comments

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has spectacularly backflipped on her government’s forced delays of approvals to controversial Adani coal mine, in the wake of federal Labor’s wipe-out in the state at the weekend election.

    After internal pressure from her own party to act on Adani after federal Labor’s primary vote crashed at the weekend, Ms Palaszczuk raced to the mining city of Mackay today and ordered her own Environment Department to meet with Adani and the state’s Coordinator-General and sort out a timeline for the approvals.

    Until now, Ms Palaszczuk has refused to intervene in her government’s moves to delay the project by up to five years.

    “I think that the community is fed up with the processes, I know I’m fed up with the processes, I know my local members are fed up with the processes,” Ms Palaszczuk said in Mackay today.

    “We need some certainty and we need some time frames. Enough is enough.”

    For weeks, Ms Palaszczuk and her Deputy Premier have been refusing to answer Adani’s written requests to meet over state government forced delays on the proposed Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland. In the past six months, extraordinary reviews of Adani’s management plans — following state and federal environmental approvals — have threatened to blow out the start of construction of the mine by five years.

    From the Oz. Ponygirl sees the writing on the wall?

  211. Top Ender

    And in other news, it’s actually the Wong chap who Australia wants:

    Sam Dastyari, the former Labor senator and NSW party general secretary, said: ‘Penny is the leader Labor wants and the Labor party needs’.

  212. Notafan

    Always think of Catholic churches as the ultimate in multicultural, when I was travelling in the south of the US churches for very noticeable as beeing for black people or white people but the local Catholic church which had a huge number of people being prepared for baptism at Easter had representatives from every ethnic community living in that town, that I could see. At my small Melbourne Parish we have Aussies, western and eastern Europeans, Americans, Tongans, Lebanese, Africans, Sri Lankans, Indians, Filipinos, Chinese and Vietnamese.

  213. Bruce of Newcastle

    Premier Palaszczuk backflips on Adani mine

    At least a triple with two twists too. Who knew she was so athletic!

  214. Makka

    Thanks to the caring policies supported by idiots like numbers and mOron;

    Two illegal alien members of the violent MS-13 gang have been charged with the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Maryland after previously being released from custody by a sanctuary city.
    Last week, illegal alien MS-13 gang members Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce, 16-years-old, and Joel Ernesto Escobar, 17-years-old, were charged with first-degree murder — along with 14-year-old Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi — in the death of 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

    Where is mOron? Is self harm a concern? mOnty , RUOK?

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sam Dastyari, the former Labor senator and NSW party general secretary, said: ‘Penny is the leader Labor wants and the Labor party needs’.

    Strike me lucky, Cats – what a wealth of talent. Chris Bowen, Anthony Albanase or Penny Wong. Aren’t we just so fortunate!

  216. Atoms for Peace

    Way too late Palacechooks. Now, the focus will be getting Trad into a new safe seat.

  217. Diogenes

    ‘Penny is the leader Labor wants and the Labor party needs’.

    So we can be misogynist, racist, and homophobic if we don’t vote for her ?

  218. hzhousewife

    Premier Palaszczuk backflips on Adani mine

    Ahahaha
    Went to my GP yesterday, annual trip in person to get a specialist referral renewed (waste of energy all round there, one phone call should have done it). Anyway I asked after his health in the formalities, since he asked after mine, and he responded that he was a bit annoyed with Queensland just at the moment. I was amused. Wish my appointment was for this afternoon instead, I would have roared with laughter.

  219. Chris

    Always think of Catholic churches as the ultimate in multicultural

    Brilliant! All churches I have been part of have had many members you could say were not ‘anglo aussie’, but they tended to reflect the uni-middle-class mold we fell from ourselves. This one we are in now is noticeably less conventional looking.

  220. Mr. Wong would not be Wight for the ALP.

  221. Notafan

    Jenna Price thinks children are puppies and, irrespective of their ages, it doesn’t matter who’s looking after them as long as they’re being looked after.

    I have a suspicion that all children, including teenagers and 9 year olds, would prefer the time was spent with their mother not some random stranger who volunteered.

    It’s called a family for a reason.

  222. Seriously the ALP couldn’t afford the jokes.

  223. Mother Lode

    Two illegal alien members of the violent MS-13 gang have been charged with the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Maryland

    I am shocked!

    Has it occurred to anyone that this might be part of their culture?

    Even calling them murderers is an act of cultural imperialism!

  224. Mother Lode

    I see in the paper that Miranda has…ahem…Devined that Abbott’s loss is all his own doing.

    Do you think she still keeps a little shrine, with all manner of mementos (perhaps a lock of hair, a discarded kale milkshake cup, any number of photos from happier times) where she lights candles to a small figurine of Trumble?

  225. Notafan

    I think I understand what you mean Chris though there’s much more than middle classness about my current parish or the large parish in a poor small town communities in North Carolina.

    If tattoos and piercings are what makes it unconventional oh well that is the current fashion that’s for sure.

  226. Makka

    For the John Wick Fans; JW3

  227. Top Ender

    Meanwhile in Tasmania, removing gender from birth certificates is more important than managing traffic.

    “I would advise against a purely car-based strategy because you will get an outcome like a Los Angeles, which is not what you want to be in the future.”

    Hahahahaha!

    Was in LA in January.

    You can go from one side of the city to the other in 20 minutes at 70 mph, and not a traffic light in sight!

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-22/hobart-traffic-roads-getting-worse/11115722?WT.ac=statenews_tas

  228. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Julia Banks takes parting shot at Liberal ‘haters’ as political career ends

    Rosie Lewis
    Reporter
    @rosieslewis
    13 minutes ago May 22, 2019

    Unsuccessful independent candidate and Liberal defector Julia Banks has taken a parting shot at her former party, lashing out at alleged “tribalism and toxic culture” as her political career comes to an end.

    A staunch Turnbull loyalist, Ms Banks also praised the “authentic and inspiring leadership” of Malcolm Turnbull and his deputy Julie Bishop, saying serving under them was her “greatest honour”.

    While she congratulated the Liberal Party for its win on Saturday in a statement released today, which effectively concedes she has lost her bid to become the member for Flinders, she hit out at the “right wing conservative faction”.

    From the Oz. Shut the door on your way out, Julia. No one cares any more.

  229. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m not sure who’s the better headline writer, Tim Blair or Daniel Greenfield. This one is excellent!

    Kamala Harris, Who Pays Men More Than Women, Wants to Fine Those Who Pay Men More Than Women (Greenfield)

    The policy proposal from Harris mandates large companies to obtain an “equal pay certification” by showing they are paying men and women equally. Companies would be fined 1 percent of their daily profits for every 1 percent of a gender pay gap that exists, unless they could prove the gap could be explained by other factors, such as experience or performance.

    The California senator and presidential contender has some explaining to do.

    Analysis found men were paid a higher median salary than women both in Harris’s Senate office and on her campaign.

    Mzz Harris is faceplanting almost as awesomely as Beto.

  230. feelthebern

    Dear Doctor
    After a big surprise on Saturday evening, I have been suffering from a mighty erection.
    As it is now Wednesday, this has gone on for almost 4 full days.
    Should I be concerned?
    If this continues, will there be any permanent damage to myself?
    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards
    ScoMo

  231. feelthebern

    Has there been any news on Mr Stabby McScrewdriver from Saturday night?

  232. Makka

    Don Jr running for mayor of NYC?

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!

    130K
    8:33 AM – May 16, 2019

  233. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Where is mOron? Is self harm a concern? mOnty , RUOK?

    monstie the dad is still wrestling with his inner conservative demons… it’s going to be a long night

  234. Top Ender

    Do you think she still keeps a little shrine, with all manner of mementos (perhaps a lock of hair, a discarded kale milkshake cup, any number of photos from happier times) where she lights candles to a small figurine of Trumble?

    Is there anyone who doesn’t?

    Mine is in a corner alongside my Rudd shrine.

    Being in a corner means I get more chance of ricochets.

  235. Boambee John

    I see that Numbers has got himself a sports car to help him through his post mid-life crisis, crisis!

    Is his bigger that everyone else’s, or just faster?

  236. feelthebern

    Adani days away from green light.

  237. Eyrie

    Nah, it’s a pussy little girlie sports car. No insult intended to the kittehs.

  238. feelthebern

    When I say green light, I mean the go-ahead.
    Not green light, Jackie Trad delays the thing again.

  239. Mark A

    calli
    #3022439, posted on May 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Just to rub it in…

    I’m sitting on a balcony overlooking a glorious, lush Balinese garden. A small brown squirrel just tiptoed up the trunk of a massive frangipanni amid a small flurry of raindrops.

    Life is good.

    True. but you are still in BALI FGS.

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