Monday Forum: May 21, 2019

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  1. BrettW

    Regarding discussion on cabinet.

    Marise Payne is the invisible Foreign Minister. Embarrassing having her represent the country. Needs to be moved on.

    Linda Reynolds whilst having served in the Reserves is all for the women in combat crap and will only make the ADF more PC. Not likely to be moved.

    Need a strong Communications Minister to take on the ABC.

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    TV tell-all as Blanche opens up on Hawke

    Elias Visontay
    Reporter
    @EliasVisontay
    30 minutes ago May 23, 2019

    Blanche d’Alpuget has spoken of how caring for Bob Hawke towards the end of his life was “both difficult and also one of the best times” of the couple’s life together.

    Speaking to ABC’s 7.30 in the wake of the former prime minister’s death last week, his widow spoke of the sorrow she felt for Mr Hawke’s first wife, Hazel, after they divorced.

    “Once he was ill … It was both difficult and it was also one of the best times of our lives,” she said. “Because we were so close and intimate during that time while I was his main carer. And we often said to each other, ‘We’ve been blessed to have this period together’.

    “We didn’t have the joy of young love. He had that with Hazel. But we had the joy of mature love and then the love of old age. And people don’t realise how wonderful it can be to look after somebody you love when they’re old and dying.”

    From the Oz.

  3. John64

    Wonder how Triggsy is bearing up.

    Not well I would imagine. No doubt the Triggster had been promised some sort of a sinecure by the Liars.

    The best laid plans of mice, men and ex-Presidents of the HRC……

  4. JC

    Brett

    Marise Payne is the invisible Foreign Minister.

    Metaphorically. She’s 7 football ovals across.

  5. Arky

    Rebuilding brakes and front axle Gab.

  6. Oh come on

    We didn’t have the joy of young love. He had that with Hazel. But we had the joy of mature love and then the love of old age. And people don’t realise how wonderful it can be to look after somebody you love when they’re old and dying.”

    Yuck. Remember that in the ABC’s recent hagiography of Hawke, Blanche said something to the effect of ‘Bob is too sophisticated for monogamy’.

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We didn’t have the joy of young love. He had that with Hazel. But we had the joy of mature love and then the love of old age. And people don’t realise how wonderful it can be to look after somebody you love when they’re old and dying.”

    I do wonder if Blanche ever pondered THAT abortion…..

  8. Gab

    I’m sure Michelangelo didn’t take this long to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Get a move on, Arky!

  9. Gab

    But we had the joy of mature love and then the love of old age. And people don’t realise how wonderful it can be to look after somebody you love when they’re old and dying.”

    Something else you denied Hazel.

  10. Mark A

    Gab
    #3023891, posted on May 23, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I’m sure Michelangelo didn’t take this long to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Get a move on, Arky!

    I think you’ll find the then Pope had a different opinion.

    On the other hand calli’s painter probably would’ve finished it in a week, colour, Ghost gum, two coats + undercoat.

  11. John64

    PM reckons the first item of business for the new Parliament will be the reversal of the medivac bill.

    Bloody hope so.

  12. Knuckle Dragger

    A nice little earner for the Reverendess Blanche.

    Hawk the fork once, palm him off to the rest of the status-seeking tarts for the rest of his life then pocket 66% of gazillions until she pops her own clogs.

    Thievery in plain sight.

  13. mh

    JC
    #3023880, posted on May 23, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    The trumpster seems to have awoken in a very angry mood.

    JC, that tweets from 20 hours ago.

  14. Cassie of Sydney

    “The leader of a British political party and a candidate in tomorrow’s European elections are both included on Facebook’s list of potential “Hate Agents,””

    This is the state of Britain in 2019……Candace Owens is on the “list” too. The head of Facebook UK is a failed politician and scum merchant by the name of Nick Clegg….remember him…he was the deputy PM under Cameron and the leader of the Liberal Democrats in the UK. Under Clegg’s stewardship the Liberal Democrats were wiped out in the 2015 election. Nick Clegg is your archetypical venal London elitist…hostile to Brexit and an EU loving worm….a repugnant man who is smug, sanctimonious, and contemptuous……he doesn’t give a toss about the working man or the country. He is out to silence Tommy Robinson, Sargon…and anyone slightly right of centre…by smearing them as racist, Islamophobic and all the other labels that are routinely hurled at anyone who has a different point of view to the elites. Clegg loathes Tommy Robinson because Robinson…love him or hate him…is a working class lad who is in tune with what the working class are worried about.

  15. Frank

    Blanche D’Alpuget always struck me as the sort of name you acquired via deed poll when you were a Sydneysider in the sixties wanting to look exotic and sophisticated. She was actually born that way though.

  16. Cassie of Sydney

    ““The leader of a British political party and a candidate in tomorrow’s European elections are both included on Facebook’s list of potential “Hate Agents,””

    This is the state of Britain in 2019……Candace Owens is on the “list” too. The head of Facebook UK is a failed politician and scum merchant by the name of Nick Clegg….remember him…he was the deputy PM under Cameron and the leader of the Liberal Democrats in the UK. Under Clegg’s stewardship the Liberal Democrats were wiped out in the 2015 election. Nick Clegg is your archetypical venal London elitist…hostile to Brexit and an EU loving worm….a repugnant man who is smug, sanctimonious, and contemptuous……he doesn’t give a toss about the working man or the country. He is out to silence Tommy Robinson, Sargon…and anyone slightly right of centre…by smearing them as racist, muesliphobic and all the other labels that are routinely hurled at anyone who has a different point of view to the elites. Clegg loathes Tommy Robinson because Robinson…love him or hate him…is a working class lad who is in tune with what the working class are worried about.

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    So, Cassie,

    You reckon Nick Clegg’s a bit of all right then?

  18. Des Deskperson

    This coming Monday is Reconciliation Day, a public holiday in Canberra and ‘a time for all Canberrans to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.’ It’s the start of ‘Reconciliation Week’

    ‘The date for the holiday was chosen because on 27 May 1967, 90 percent of Australia’s population voted in a referendum in favour of amending the national constitution in regard to indigenous peoples.’

    It will continue to be on the Monday of the week in which 27 May falls – having a long weekend is more important than observing the actual date.

    Here’s what we have to look forward to this year:

    http://events.act.gov.au/reconciliationday/reconciliation-in-the-park

    Public holidays in Canberra under the Labor/Greens Coalition are heavily politicised. Before Reconciliation Day there was ‘Families and Community Day’, established because ‘working families’ were doing it so tough under Howard that they needed a break. Reconciliation Day appears to have replaced it, but expect to see to revived some time soon in these now dark days. .

  19. Eyrie

    From the isaraeli left article:
    “Ami Ayalon thinks that these very values are on the decline, in Israel and in general. The global trend is moving right, he argues, mainly expressed in the preference for collective identity rather than the individualism that has become so deeply associated with the left. Ironically, considering the socialist and collectivist roots of the left in Israel, the camp has moved towards a strong focus on individual rights — including through promoting universal human rights, civil rights in Israel, and the defense of Palestinians in the occupied territories.”
    WTF, the right is about collective identity and the left about individualism? This guy is either batshit insane or he has some REALLY good drugs.

  20. Cassie of Sydney

    “Knuckle Dragger
    #3023902, posted on May 23, 2019 at 9:48 pm
    So, Cassie,

    You reckon Nick Clegg’s a bit of all right then?”

    Whadda you think KD? Was I not descriptive enough?

  21. Geriatric Mayfly

    Blanche forever inhabits A Street Car Named Desire.

  22. Arky

    Not sure what teenage mutant turtles have to do with the Model A, however, thanks for the encouragement.
    But please stop calling me a sissy.

  23. Cassie of Sydney

    “Eyrie
    #3023905, posted on May 23, 2019 at 9:49 pm”

    The left in Israel have zero credibility.

  24. mh

    I see eggs, bricks, milk, all being thrown at Tommy Robinson.

    The Left and the MSM are the enemy within, but fortunately the people of the West are waking up to them.

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    Well, you did just nibble around the edges a bit……

  26. Top Ender

    Wonder how Triggsy is bearing up.

    There must be a bucket of people who were expecting to be in a new job this week – who aren’t.

    By Friday week 1 they would have ordered new office furniture; booked their first First Class overseas “fact-finding mission”, and got rid of any capitalist democracy types in the staff.

    Now? Ringing around the old mates network trying to find something to do until the bruvvas decide whether they are coming back into the fold to ramp up a few “union organiser” jobs.

    Leading the charge:
    – the Triggster
    – that turban lady with the funny name
    – SoupSpooner
    – probably Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil – the gigs must have dried up by now
    – Julian Burnside who doubtless wants a profile for Try #2
    – and a few thousand others

  27. Mark A

    Arky
    #3023909, posted on May 23, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    You never mentioned why remove the king pin?
    To worn or can’t find a new bearing to fit?

  28. jupes

    Linda Reynolds whilst having served in the Reserves is all for the women in combat crap and will only make the ADF more PC. Not likely to be moved.

    Well she’s not on her Pat Malone.

    So are 99% of the Liberal Party (Andrew Hastie as the free thinker) and the entire leadership of the ADF.

  29. min

    David Speers has been hired by the ABC , will he bend more to the left or drag them to the right?

  30. Arky

    You never mentioned why remove the king pin?
    To worn or can’t find a new bearing to fit?

    ..
    Kingpins run in bronze bushes which are worn out.
    New bushes should prevent front end shimmy.
    Boring.
    I also spared everyone the rebuilding the steering box.
    You are welcome.

  31. Roberto

    Went to see the Palace of Versailles. Came to the conclusion that I didn’t agree with beheading all and sundry, but the revolutionaries may have had a point.

    I came to the same conclusion after seeing the opulence of the imperial palaces in Moscow and St Petersburg.

  32. zyconoclast

    Juncker lashes out at ‘stupid nationalists’ on eve of European elections

    In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, the outgoing president said he was only too aware of the threat that nationalist politicians pose to European solidarity, which Juncker called the “main objective of the EU.”

    “These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries,” Juncker told CNN in his Brussels office.

  33. max

    Blanche’s voice would drive me murderous. It’s as bad as Gillard’s. The accent, different but it grates.

  34. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    .
    Aussie j!hadi Omar Baladjam claims Supermax ‘too harsh’
    NATALIE O’BRIEN, News Corp Australia Network
    May 23, 2019 6:00pm
    Subscriber only

    A convicted j!hadi — and a former bit actor on Home and Away — involved in Australia’s biggest [email protected] plot has complained he is doing much harder jail time than one of his co-offenders and the nation’s first convicted [email protected] Faheem Lodhi.

    And one of the reasons he is giving is the banning of coloured pencils.

    Boo fvcking hoo.

  35. Knuckle Dragger

    If there was ever an unelected self-important elitist freak that deserves the Pinochet treatment, it’s Juncker.

    Wonder why he never travels to Hungary, or Poland?

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    LIFE INSIDE FOR A J!HADI ACCORDING TO BALADJAM

    Locked cell with no opening window

    Not enough light to read

    Little ventilation

    Temperature not regulated

    Frequent cell searches with “all items taken out for x-ray and searching”

    Strip searched on every visit

    Inmates cuffed and shackled during visits

    Issued with:

    1 plastic cup

    1 plastic bowl,

    1 plastic plate

    1 set of disposable cutlery

    1 disposable shower curtain

    1 toothbrush (length of a thumb)

    Not allowed any more:

    No library

    No sharing of books, magazines or food

    No art supplies

    Little access to education

    No medical therapy for his arm injury as a result of gunshot injury

    No Arabic allowed to be spoken in phone calls, visits or letters

  37. Des Deskperson

    “Once he was ill … It was both difficult and it was also one of the best times of our lives,” she said. “Because we were so close and intimate during that time while I was his main carer. And we often said to each other, ‘We’ve been blessed to have this period together’.

    But she still managed to churn out the potboilers. Here is her latest from January this year :

    http://blanchedalpuget.com/index.php/en/books/the-lions-torment

    Note the comments:

    ‘Is there an Australian writer more versatile than Blanche d’Alpuget? She throws herself into the twelfth century with an astonishing élan to deliver a lusty, gripping account of the Plantagenets.’
    Annabel Crabb

    ‘Blanche d’Apuget writes an epic and compelling tale that brings the Plantagenets to vivid life.’
    Leigh Sales

    Two lower-middlebrow mate-esses.

  38. Arky

    To do:
    New brake linings, choke cable, instruments, wiring, interior lining, hood latches, brake linkages, emergency brake linkages, leatherette top, new wiper motor, polish windscreen, window rubber, paint and polish, hubcaps, spare wheel, finish running boards.

  39. Arky

    Find an armadillo to chase and run down.

  40. Pedro the Ignorant

    Another little piggy denied a place at the communal (aka taxpayer) trough.

    Woulda/couldabeen Minister Pat Dodson.

  41. Geriatric Mayfly

    And one of the reasons he is giving is the banning of coloured pencils.

    The full spectrum of Derwents coming his way courtesy of Lakemba CWA.

  42. Top Ender

    No Arabic allowed to be spoken in phone calls, visits or letters

    Then again they could have a pretend conversation in their cell with themselves.

  43. mh

    Al Gore, your views on the Adani coal mine?

    Climate Change and Economics
    Al Gore, The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
    Friday, 7 June 2019, 11:45am a-2pm.
    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,
    Corner Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Brisbane
    Event Coordinator: Tamika Hartwig, by phone 07 3229 9955, or by email [email protected]

    CEDA welcomes Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore and leaders of governments to detail the economics of climate change.

  44. Notafan

    If extreme wealth of a few is justification for mass murder Bill Gates and Warren Buffet should be quaking in their boots.

  45. Knuckle Dragger

    Uncle Pat said the Labor dream was ‘destroyed by lies’.

    Name one.

  46. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    18m
    The Democrats are getting nothing done in Congress. All of their effort is about a Re-Do of the Mueller Report, which didn’t turn out the way they wanted. It is not possible for them to investigate and legislate at the same time. Their heart is not into Infrastructure, lower drug prices, pre-existing conditions and our great Vets. All they are geared up to do, six committees, is squander time, day after day, trying to find anything which will be bad for me. A pure fishing expedition like this never happened before, & it should never happen again!

  47. Mark A

    Arky
    #3023927, posted on May 23, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Find an armadillo to chase and run down.

    It’s always the small details that take the most time.

  48. Knuckle Dragger

    I am fatigued, and must rest. To sleep, perchance to dream.

    God and Darth Vader please bless the good people in this country, the good dogs and the naughty dogs, all the lovely redheaded barmaids and all the people who had penis surgery today.

    And please make a wardrobe fall on Bill Shorten’s vagina. (h/t Nick, I think.)

    Word.

  49. jupes

    David Speers has been hired by the ABC , will he bend more to the left or drag them to the right?

    LOL

    If true, Speers will be wheeled out as a “conservative” while agreeing with the luvvies on every one of their stupid beliefs.

  50. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3023936, posted on May 23, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Amen.

  51. Top Ender

    From the link above:

    Senator Dodson said this, and the Indigenous voice to Parliament, seemed to be lost.

    “Now we’ve gone back to potentially not having a voice to Parliament for First Nations people, no referendum on that matter.

    “The removal of the Makarrata Commission, so no real interest in truth telling and agreement making.

    “And certainly no regional assemblies to enable First Nations people to have a greater say in their own affairs.

  52. Mark A

    Top Ender
    #3023939, posted on May 23, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Senator Dodson said this, and the Indigenous voice to Parliament, seemed to be lost.

    “Now we’ve gone back to potentially not having a voice to Parliament for First Nations people, no

    It grates no end.
    And what about no say? get off you ass and get a job like everyone else.

  53. John Constantine

    https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/22/animoca-brands-raises-2-5-million-for-the-sandbox-blockchain-gaming-platform/

    Blockchain for esports.

    No longer will Sheldon Cooper’s virtual ebattle giraffe be stolen online without recourse.

  54. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    9m
    Rex Tillerson, a man who is “dumb as a rock” and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany. I don’t think Putin would agree. Look how the U.S. is doing!

  55. Black Ball

    Why can’t Christopher Pyne’s submarines be like the one on League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen?

  56. Oh come on

    Rex Tillerson, a man who is “dumb as a rock” and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany. I don’t think Putin would agree. Look how the U.S. is doing!

    Poor Rex. The dog that didn’t bark.

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It grates no end.
    And what about no say? get off you ass and get a job like everyone else.

    With the exception of six or seven years as a Catholic priest, I doubt that either of the Dodson brothers, Pat or Mick has worked a day outside the Aboriginal Industry, off the taxpayer’s teat, in their lives.

  58. mh

    How many seats are the Coalition up to?

  59. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Now we’ve gone back to potentially not having a voice to Parliament for First Nations people, no referendum on that matter.

    Good. ‘First Nations’ can go back to being ordinary Australians just like the rest of us, being given a hand-up when necessary and with enough education freely available to forge our own way in the world. They can be workmates, neighbours, friends and rellies and we can all get along together as people do.

    ‘First Nations’ stuff is divisive and we are all better off without it.

  60. Black Ball

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

    Thinking you are correct Zulu Kilo Two Alpha. Fair bit of grift it appears. When you are chair of any Aboriginal organisation, money flows like fine wine without having to do a great deal.

  61. Bruce in WA

    Former teacher, Numbers?

    Thought you would know the difference between “less” and “fewer”.

    Which, demonstrably, you don’t.

    (No, go back and find out for yourself.)

  62. Infidel Tiger

    I had this pegged from the beginning. He just doesn’t have the charisma to pull it off, and furthermore, it’s not obvious who his party was appealing to. Was it the ultra-blue-rinse set, or was it the deplorables in the outer suburbs? If the latter, then Bernardi cannot hope to compete against Hanson and Palmer.

    Sad.

    Socially conservative and ultra right wing economics has a constituency of about… what AC polled.

    Normal People are socially conservative and if anything slightly left of centre with economics. That’s the hard truth.

    We don’t like freaky abortion loving transgender loons and we don’t like hard core free market addicted creeps wither.

  63. Libby Zee

    I reckon Chloe will send Tits a text while he is at the football.

    One door closes and another door opens.

    It is possible that Chloe might yet assume the status of Prime Minister’s wife. Anthony Albanese and Carmel Tebbutt separated earlier this year.

  64. Top Ender

    76 certain seats I believe.

    Working towards 78.

  65. Bruce in WA

    Why can’t Christopher Pyne’s submarines be like the one on League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen?

    Watching it right now. Brilliant.

  66. min

    Just been listening to Albo and now I am wondering how will the party to get rid of him once he becomes the leader ? The rules make it almost impossible unless the leader resigns and I cannot imagine Australians listening to that voice for the next three years. He was on about Respect and then made nasty comments about Abbott . I am not sure he was all that respectful to his ex wife .
    .

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Former teacher, Numbers?

    Thought you would know the difference between “less” and “fewer”.

    Which, demonstrably, you don’t.

    (No, go back and find out for yourself.)

    Do show some empathy for the poor old sausage. It must be hard for him, to realize in the light of the latest books published, with access to the North Vietnamese archives, that he swallowed their propaganda hook, line and sinker.

  68. mh

    The story is behind the paywall, but saw this is at the SMH

    Why we have put political polling on hold at the Herald
    From this week we have no ongoing contract with Ipsos or any other polling company.
    by Tory Maguire

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t have a link, yet, but the front page of tomorrow’s Oz cites the first three of the !S!S orphans are being brought back to Australia, from camps in Syria.

  70. Nob

    Des Deskperson
    #3023903, posted on May 23, 2019 at 9:48 pm
    This coming Monday is Reconciliation Day, a public holiday in Canberra and ‘a time for all Canberrans to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

    When do they have Resources Day,?
    A public holiday in Canberra and ‘a time for all Canberrans to learn about our shared dependence on royalties, taxes , employment, and export earnings of Australia’s mining, oil & gas industries, their histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to minimising red tape strangling resource development in Australia’.

  71. Nob

    Then Agriculture Day, a public holiday in Canberra and ‘a time for all Canberrans to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving minimising red tape and the Social Licence Raj strangling agriculture development in Australia’.

  72. JC

    Artie

    Someone sent that to me today. It’s one of the best canings for 2019.

    Alex will get a nomination for Asshat of the year and most likely win the prize.

  73. C.L.

    The device is the world’s first 5G/4GX media hotspot which can function as both a secure mobile solution or as a family entertainment hub which takes advantage of 5G speeds to stream 4K content and games to your TV.

    I have a rotary phone and free-to-air.
    I’m all good.

  74. Infidel Tiger

    The idea Alex ever ran a fund was always a joke.

    He has less than $50mn under management.

    There are high street accountants who look after more than that.

  75. C.L.

    The EU “President” gives Nigel Farage a boost:

    Juncker lashes out at ‘stupid nationalists’ on eve of European elections.

    “These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries,” Juncker told CNN in his Brussels office.

  76. Infidel Tiger

    With luck Tess May resigns tomorrow.

    One of the worst leaders of all time. Turnbull on stilts.

  77. JC

    My guess is that it’s all dad’s money in the fund – all $42 million of it. It’s just a hunch, but I reckon Turnbull did a round robin with Hempton in order to make it look as though the idiot kid was attracting decent names to the fund. In other words dad gave Hempton some money who in turn handed it over to the idiot kid. Hempton is a bit of an arrogant douche too and a leftwinger.

  78. JC

    What misogynists – an all male crew for the Liars party?

    Victorian Labor frontbencher Richard Marles is firming as the frontrunner to become deputy to an incoming Anthony Albanese, triggering concerns among party figures in Queensland over the pair’s ability to reach out to the state’s pro-coal constituency.

    The Australian has been told Queensland Right frontbencher Jim Chalmers may not run for the deputy leadership because the numbers are favouring defence spokesman Mr Marles.

    Mr Marles is expected to be deputy to the NSW Left MP Mr Albanese, who on Wednesday refused to say whether he supported the Adani coalmine in central Queensland.

    Mr Marles, a member of the Victorian Right, was savaged by Coalition MPs months before the election for declaring it would be a “good thing” for climate change action if Australia exported less coal. “The global market for ­thermal coal has collapsed, and at one level that’s a good thing be

  79. areff

    Milo has porked up a fair bit.

    Can’t afford a coke habit, that happens.

  80. Cpt Seahawks

    Pelosi, through her gibberish, seemingly went nuke in a new battle in the culture wars.
    Walking Meme. I haven’t laughed so hard since Saturday.

  81. None

    Basically Qld and WA saved Australia. The rest are medicant. Once again the NSW Libs lost it for the Coalition. Those are abysmal figures for NSW.

  82. Tom

    Oh God. David Rowe is having withdrawal symptoms.

  83. bespoke

    Cheers Tom

    Lisa Benson.

  84. Leigh Lowe

    “These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries,” Juncker told CNN in his Brussels office.

    Yes.
    Yes they are.
    And half the freeloaders in the Middle East and North Africa agree with them.

  85. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks Tom.
    Zannetti has been good this week.
    But Rowe’s rendering of Trumble knocking on the ALP door is terrible.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3023970, posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:42 am

    With luck Tess May resigns tomorrow.

    One of the worst leaders of all time. Turnbull on stilts

    This winning … gasp … it’s … almost, like, too much.
    Trump told her how to deal with the EU Nazis.
    She ignored the Master.
    Sad.

  87. Leigh Lowe

    Anyone here.
    Awake early after my enforced nap yesterday.

  88. Mater

    How’s the plumbing, Leigh?

  89. bespoke

    The cheep seats don’t count.

  90. bespoke

    How’s the plumbing

    Ill leave you two to it,

  91. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3023967, posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:37 am

    The idea Alex ever ran a fund was always a joke.

    He has less than $50mn under management.

    There are high street accountants who look after more than that

    Exactly.
    The number I saw was $65 meg, but yeah, that is truly chicken feed in funds management world.
    I laughed at reporters quoting the figure like it was Scrooge McDuck’s money bin.
    Trumble Minor was trying to soak rich Asians thinking they could buy there way in with Trumble Major.
    That is one of the reasons for the head explosion.

  92. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. Waking up to the toons is a good start to the day.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #3024004, posted on May 24, 2019 at 6:02 am

    How’s the plumbing, Leigh?

    All good, ta.
    Most of the razor blades have gone.
    Doc rang yesterday arvo to say nothing nasty up the spout (apart from his left-hand threaded 3/8″ reaming tube).

  94. rickw

    Do show some empathy for the poor old sausage. It must be hard for him, to realize in the light of the latest books published, with access to the North Vietnamese archives, that he swallowed their propaganda hook, line and sinker.

    After the break up of the USSR, Russian military personnel started publishing books on all manner of wars that they had been embroiled in, including Vietnam. Not new news!

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Patrick McDodson …

    Now we’ve gone back to potentially not having a voice to Parliament for First Nations people …

    Yes you do.
    We all do.
    It’s called a “vote”.
    I did one last Saturday and it felt goooood.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    LIFE INSIDE FOR A J!HADI ACCORDING TO BALADJAM

    Locked cell with no opening window

    Not enough light to read

    Little ventilation

    Temperature not regulated

    Frequent cell searches with “all items taken out for x-ray and searching”

    Strip searched on every visit

    Inmates cuffed and shackled during visits

    Issued with:

    1 plastic cup

    1 plastic bowl,

    1 plastic plate

    1 set of disposable cutlery

    1 disposable shower curtain

    1 toothbrush (length of a thumb)

    Not allowed any more:

    No library

    No sharing of books, magazines or food

    No art supplies

    Little access to education

    No medical therapy for his arm injury as a result of gunshot injury

    No Arabic allowed to be spoken in phone calls, visits or letters

    Those in orange jumpsuits with their severed heads laying beside them in the Syrian sand would probably be happy to trade places.
    Suck it up, arsewipe.

  97. Mother Lode

    No Arabic allowed to be spoken in phone calls, visits or letters

    Gawd! It is like explaining rocket surgery to a five year old.

    You don’t need to speak Arabic in Australia.

    We have a wide range of medicines that can take care of all your phlegm expectorating needs.

  98. Leigh Lowe

    And … in the next few days, HRH Lizzie will get to meet the fifteenth (15th) occupant of 10 Downing St since her coronation.
    I hope she reminds whoever it is of their fleeting hold on the #10 keys and to get the fuck on with it.

  99. It must be hard for him, to realize in the light of the latest books published, with access to the North Vietnamese archives, that he swallowed their propaganda hook, line and sinker.

    If these “archives” are so revelatory, please post them duly referenced, so I can be liberated from my misconceptions, gleaned over fifty years from personal experience, post graduate study, and my current Ph D programme.

  100. stackja

    Empire Day
    Anniversary
    The celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday on May 24 was renamed Empire Day in 1903 after her death in 1901. It was celebrated throughout the British Empire culminating in fireworks and bonfires in the evening. The last celebration of Empire Day in Australia took place in 1958. The modern Queen’s Birthday public holiday is a separate event observed on the second Monday of June.

    Cracker night‘!

  101. Leigh Lowe

    My main reference in support of my argument is … meeeee!!!!

  102. Leigh Lowe

    Albo on Nein quacking on about his mum.
    Not crying … yet.

  103. Knuckle Dragger

    Very few Russians got through to the 1ATF cinema.

  104. Knuckle Dragger

    I see one of the Russell Street bombers is now on the hook for a series of gang ropes committed shortly before, and in one case the night before, said bombing.

    Excellent stuff. Fatty can now look forward to being urgently reclassified by the screws now that the herd knows of his interest in roping teenage girls. With a bit of luck, natural selection will continue apace.

  105. Knuckle Dragger

    That’s not Fatty Ashton, by the way.

  106. DrBeauGan

    While the whole eugenics thing is revolting, I do think we’ve gone too far in the opposite direction. If you insist on making the world safe for morons, you’ll get more morons, and we already have a plentiful supply.

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    Some of the forensic work done by VicPol in the wake of the bombing was, for the time, absolutely cutting edge.

    A piece of thick hardwood fence post the explosives in the bomb were taped to was found to match a post at one of the bombers’ rello’s houses. Toolmarks on both were matched to a chainsaw owned by one of the bombers.

    Not all that shabby, considering bits of car and other debris were collected from the roofs of city buildings all over the CBD.

    The car itself was placed inside a yuuge Perspex box at the entrance to Detective Training School (known in the trade as Bonehead) as a reminder of what can be done with a bit of application.

  108. JC

    Lol.

    President Trump on Nancy Pelosi: “She Is A Mess”

    Lord he’s funny.

  109. we already have a plentiful supply

    Enough to fill several more parliaments.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    If you insist on making the world safe for morons, you’ll get more morons, and we already have a plentiful supply.

    Ease up.
    Numbers is in great pain this week.

  111. Johno

    Sniffy reckons labor won the election, labor got more first preference votes than he Libs, I dub thee Hanoi Hillary, .

  112. feelthebern

    Numbers is in great pain this week.

    Cruising past regional high schools in a hair dressers car might ease the pain.

  113. feelthebern

    KD, new series of Archer drops Thursday week.

    PHRASING!

  114. Johno

    “Bill Shorten has had a shocker — history says that when the Sydney Swans play and win on the day or night of a Federal Election, a Labor government is formed.

    When they lose, it’s a Coalition Government.

    No more.”

    Where would we be without News.com.au ?

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    Of course, the other reason the bombers were identified so quickly as suspects was because within two hours after the bombing, every likely crook in Melbourne had his door kicked in by detectives, all armed with shotguns and with the disposition of a female Sydney funnelweb guarding its young.

    Their exquisite communication skills unearthed one crook by day’s end, and from then on it was relatively simple to get at the others.

    All that said, it was still the forensic work that really did them in.

    Fatty can now look forward to being the subject of ‘forensic work’ by some hard nuts in Barwon. You’d be surprised how many people in prison have teenage girls of their own.

  116. Mater

    If these “archives” are so revelatory, please post them duly referenced, so I can be liberated from my misconceptions, gleaned over fifty years from personal experience, post graduate study, and my current Ph D programme.

    I’ll just repost a small section of a previous comment:

    Mater
    #1427729, posted on August 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    …You went to Vietnam. I’ll give credit where credit is due and take my hat off to your service. However, like every baggyarse that came before you, and those that that have serviced since, you saw the war exclusively between your left and right of arc. Your insight and understanding of the complexities of the war, at the time, were limited to exactly that. So, you lived through the period and have done extensive research on the topic since. So what? That doesn’t make you any more of an expert on the associated higher level issues than many on this blog that have done the same. Your opinions are still just that, an opinion; unless of course we are talking about the particulars of your experiences in the field…

    And let’s not get started on the university brainwashing which classed ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ as fiction.

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    Bern,

    o frabjous day!

  118. Notafan

    One thing I really liked about George MacDonald Fraser’s war biography is he didn’t pretend to know the big picture, and made a point of saying so.

    Russia’s Vietnam war.

  119. mh

    Both middle fingers to the haters, and a goodbye wave to hapless May

    Four of Donald Trump’s children to join for UK state visit, meeting British royals

    Donald Trump will be joined by four of his children on the UK state visit next month, all of whom are expected to attend a state banquet hosted by the Queen in Buckingham Palace.

    The Telegraph has confirmed that Ivanka, Donald Jr, Eric and Tiffany Trump are all due to be with their father on his three-day visit, despite some having no formal role with the US administration.

    Eric Trump’s wife Lara and Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner will also be in attendance. Mr Trump’s fifth child, Barron, who is just 13, is not expected to join.

    The news means that the Trump clan, one of the most well-known families in America, will get to mix with the most senior members of the British Royal Family.

    That will happen at the state banquet on Monday June 3, a white tie dinner which will see some 150 royals, politicians, advisers and other guests gather in Buckingham Palace’s ballroom…

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/23/four-donald-trumps-children-join-uk-state-visit-meeting-british/

  120. Tel

    Tom #3023994, Henry Payne.

    Keanu Reeves stays away from the Hollywood gun grabber crowd. He likes to stay out of politics and doesn’t do virtue signalling.

  121. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3024033, posted on May 24, 2019 at 7:36 am

    I see one of the Russell Street bombers is now on the hook for a series of gang ropes

    Long wait for the victims but the beautiful thing is that one of the (alleged) bombers will probably now do time, and Minogue will now get another long whack on top of the bombing sentence.
    Had he been charged with rope in 1986 he would have juzt served it concurrent with the bombing term.

  122. JC

    Numbers is in great pain this week.

    She’s a mess.

  123. Notafan

    LNP looking good in Bass, Macquarie still tight.

    Who got the most votes in Queensland, we know it wasn’t the liberal party.

  124. feelthebern

    So many lefty journos are running dead on Assange because he exposed the DNC/Hillary fraud.
    Imagine how that all would change if on his way to a CIA black site Wikleaks did a data dump on The Donald.

  125. JC

    Fan, would that put them at 79 with Bass?

  126. feelthebern

    If Anne Aly gets dumped it will be champagne showers.

  127. DrBeauGan

    Ease up.
    Numbers is in great pain this week.

    I wasn’t thinking about numbers, LL. I hardly ever think about him. I try to think only of the good, the true and the beautiful.

  128. Old School Conservative

    Bruce in WA
    #3023950, posted on May 23, 2019 at 10:53 pm
    Former teacher, Numbers?
    Thought you would know the difference between “less” and “fewer”.

    Brilliant.
    I was going to say something similar, looked it up to make sure, but gave up in a gale of laughter when the Oxford dictionary said “Less is also used with numbers“.

  129. Notafan

    77 with Bass, 78 with both Bass and Macquarie

  130. feelthebern

    If you’re happy with a someone you detest politically being egged or milkshaked, you’re happy for your daughter to be egged or millkshaked on her wedding day.

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    It would be very difficult for someone to throw a milkshake with a dislocated elbow.

    Just sayin’.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    From a Gruaniard bleeding heart piece on Minogue a while back …

    Meanwhile Minogue seems determined to continue his legal fight and put his case for parole: “After 30yrs & 4mnths, & 10wks after I was eligible for parole under the law as it was then, & 10wks after I’d made my application for parole, the government changed the law to deny me any possibility of ever receiving parole. I would like to thank all who follow me & my story as I continue to fight for my freedom, especially those who re-tweet what I have to say, & I acknowledge those who have a negative opinion of me. I am truly sorry for my past crimes.

    And possibly just a litle bit sorrier this morning.
    I think the elaborate ruse of feigned redemption that some of the lefty media bought into hook, line and sinker is now officially over.
    Oh, and he has a plastic PhD too.
    Says it all.

  133. Good morning Cats.

    Had to drop in to mention this.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-23/facebook-removed-record-22-billion-fake-accounts-q1

    On the other hand, Facebook on Thursday said it has removed a record 2.2 billion fake accounts in the first quarter, which while putting the former number to doubt as it is almost as big as Facebook’s entire universe of “active” users, also demonstrates how the company is battling an avalanche of what Bloomberg called “bad actors” trying to undermine the authenticity of the world’s largest social network… alternatively one wonders just how credible is the 2.4 billion MAU number when there is such an onslaught of fake accounts.

    It has always been a massive scam with multiple ongoing frauds as part of the day to day business operations.

  134. Notafan

    I get messages from fake Facebook accounts all the time, often duplicates of accounts of people I know.

  135. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3024061, posted on May 24, 2019 at 8:02 am

    If Anne Aly gets dumped it will be champagne showers.

    Sadly, I think that is the least likely of the four possibles, I think.
    Batting order of dominoes as I see it.
    Bass.
    Macquarie.
    Lilley.
    Cowan.
    The terrorist expert is holding a lead of about 800 with postals splitting 50:50 if I recall correctly.

  136. Mother Lode

    “These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries,” Juncker told CNN in his Brussels office.

    I think they are more patriots than nationalists*. Anyway, their attachment to their nation, culture, and traditions is easily understood. People see themselves in their culture and their nation – within that realm they are familiar, experienced, and empowered.

    How would a person develop an attachment to the EU? It is an artificial creation ultimately based on the simplistic idea that what works for bureaucrats is as good a foundation for people as anything else.

    There are only two ways I think a person could be attracted to the EU: First, if they were misfits in their own homes or, second, if they sought to use it as an instrument for their own purposes and they were misanthropic enough to not care about the effect on other people.

    If nationalism is bad because Nazis, it must also be good because other nationalists defeated the Nazis.

    The EU would not allow the other nations to exercise their own will and brooks no opposition, which it to say that what it strives for is the sort of control over people and nations that the Nazis sought.

    *It might be just me, but to me ‘nationalism’ seems a kind of chauvinism which can easily become a condescending, and ultimately hostile, attitude to other nations and their people, while ‘patriotism’ is describes an attitude to your own nation.

  137. feelthebern

    What a life.
    Will I be a fund manager or run a football team?

    Hedge-Fund Manager Tepper Planning to Return Investors’ Money

    Hedge-fund manager David Tepper plans to turn Appaloosa LP into a family office managing his personal wealth as he spends more time focused on running the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, his professional football team, said people familiar with the matter.

  138. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘plastic PhD’

    For God’s sake don’t tell Four Leaf Tayback that. He’s still working on his.

    It will crush him to realise that after several years of spastic herding, followed by a career hiding in offices and reaping the benefits of mediocrity, he has yet to reach the educational heights of a gap-toothed semi-literate white trash ropist whose only demonstrated proficiency in life was pinching other people’s Commodores.

  139. P

    Coal Keeps the Lights On – Jimmy Rose

    He pulls in that ole’ Chevy from a second shift.
    Mama’s still sleeping, kids still crashed down on the couch.
    He goes on the backdoor; he don’t wanna wake them up.
    So he wipes the coal dust off his face and hits his knees.
    He says, “Lord, I want to thank you for everything.
    And the strength you give me to make it day by day.
    Coal keeps the lights on.

    My hometown keeps food on the spoon in my youngin’s mouth.
    Tires on the truck and a sundress on my baby girl.
    Coal keeps the bills paid, the clothes on the backs,
    and shoes on the feet in the high school halls of the Mountain Lions
    and the Bill County Bobcats on the hill.

    h/t Alan Jones show this morning.

  140. Des Deskperson

    Say what you like about Rowe, but today he has performed an act of artistic, cultural and prehaps physical bravery that few other satirical cartoonists , and certainly no ‘progressive’ cartoonist, has dared to do.

    He’s done an unflattering depiction of the Plibbster, jowls and all.

  141. That doesn’t make you any more of an expert on the associated higher level issues than many on this blog that have done the same. Your opinions are still just that, an opinion; unless of course we are talking about the particulars of your experiences in the field…

    There’s not much point in discussing “my experiences in the field” on this site. They encourage a fantasy indulged in by some of the pseudo macho idiots who infest the blog – best ignored.

    I don’t claim to be an “expert”, but my opinions are always based on verifiable fact.
    Best example of this is the about face on behalf of the ANZAC day Commemoration Committee when they removed the reference to “all national servicemen who served in Vietnam were volunteers”, and sent me an apology, after I sent them the product of my research on the issue.
    What I found was confirmed by others, who have published the fact.
    There is no personal gratification in this, but the understanding that what is now taught in schools is history – rather than indoctrination through Anzackery – is gratifying.
    Some great work is being done in the dismantling of these myths, and getting to the truth is fascinating.
    There are three issues –
    1. Identifying and defining the myths.
    2. Analysing them using forensic research.
    3. Examining the reason for the myths.
    Mark Dapin has done an excellent job of unpacking the first two.
    Laying out the reasons for their existence is a slightly more complex challenge.
    I had the conceit that this site may act as a network opening up interesting threads to unravel.
    So far, I’ve been disappointed – lots of boilerplate rhetoric, but little, if any leads of substance.

  142. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sea spongers…

    AOC says only a ‘sea sponge’ would believe her ’12 years’ doomsday remark, but most Dems bought it

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the world will “end in 12 years” unless climate change is tackled was accepted as a fact by two-thirds of Democrats, even though she said herself that only those with the “social intelligence of a sea sponge” could actually believe it.

    Colonialist cauliflowers are relieved!

  143. min

    Arguing for an outcome based on beliefs you do not hold , ends in an unholy mess. A current example of this is Brexit , country in upheaval , Party in disarray democratic vote in tatters. Labor wants to go down a similar route and install Albo as leader. He might be a nice friendly chappy one on one, but he is not charismatic, I cannot remember an outstanding performance in question time. Moreover he is out there saying he is going to change long entrenched beliefs he holds so he can argue Labor’s case. Unreal !
    How san the party get him to resign if he ,in fact, cannot, live up to his own expectation let alone those of the Party ? Poll results?
    Anyway see he has already started by threatening not to vote for tax cuts.

  144. What would be great would be 24/7 surveillance of journalists, televisual talking heads, MPs, senior public servants, judges, lobbyists, officers with delegated legislation powers and idiotic “cartoonists”.

    If you’re going to tell us what to think, we need to live by your example.

  145. JC

    Tepper’s great , Bern. His interviews very funny.
    —————

    I’m waiting for a plane and picked up the airline magazine. There’s an ad about a conference for PAs. Monica Lewinsky and Leigh Sales are the two motivational speakers.

  146. Notafan

    Seems the general consensus is the vast majority of conscripts were given the option of going or not, if there were one or two exceptions to that rule no one will ever know for sure because some people have a vested interest in being perpetual victims of their own stupidity.

    And 97% of people don’t care.

  147. Knuckle Dragger

    Four Leaf,

    You don’t count as an ANZAC, you reluctant switch-flicker.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    Notafan

    #3024064, posted on May 24, 2019 at 8:05 am

    77 with Bass, 78 with both Bass and Macquarie

    I see the Hun Canbra correspondent calling 78 “razor thin”.
    No.
    “Razor thin” is a majority of one, where one hissy fit from a middle aged wymminses like Banks can bring you down.
    78 seats requires three defectors to be organised and co-ordinated and having to trust two other plotters not to fold and leave them high and dry.
    Infinitely more difficult.

  149. Cassie of Sydney

    “Less is also used with numbers“.”

    I reckon Mrs Scumbers would know all about that.

  150. Leigh Lowe

    I’m waiting for a plane and picked up the airline magazine. There’s an ad about a conference for PAs. Monica Lewinsky and Leigh Sales are the two motivational speakers

    Jeez.
    One of them is famous for fellating left wing politicians and the other one has a stained blue dress.

  151. I’ve got to zip to maintain programmatic specificity, but can someone else counsel Dear Bob that the Viet Minh pre meditated the murder of the top 1% of landowners in North and South Vietnam?

    I’ll be back at the December retail shitstorm.

  152. Mater

    I don’t claim to be an “expert”, but my opinions are always based on verifiable fact.

    Stop dropping back into the same old shtick about Nashos.

    You dared Zulu to challenge your claimed authority on the high level issues associated with Vietnam based on your ‘personal experience, post graduate study, and my current Ph D programme.’

    I’m saying your personal experience in Vietnam gives you very limited to no insider knowledge about such issues and your studies are clearly tainted given your innumerous posts exhibiting ignorance and/or incredible confirmation bias.

    Your ‘verifiable facts’ have been verified as false on numerous occasions.

  153. Leigh Lowe

    Has the Tele run a front page exclusive today about Geoffrey Rush fondling a donkey?
    Or has Rupert decided that $3 meg is enough to spend on #metoo hissy fits?

  154. woolfe

    David Speers moves from Sky to host Insiders. Name change to David Sneers. No doubt more moeny, less work with lots of well earned breaks.

  155. Cassie of Sydney

    “Leigh Lowe
    #3024089, posted on May 24, 2019 at 8:26 am
    Notafan

    #3024064, posted on May 24, 2019 at 8:05 am

    77 with Bass, 78 with both Bass and Macquarie

    I see the Hun Canbra correspondent calling 78 “razor thin”.
    No.
    “Razor thin” is a majority of one, where one hissy fit from a middle aged wymminses like Banks can bring you down.
    78 seats requires three defectors to be organised and co-ordinated and having to trust two other plotters not to fold and leave them high and dry.
    Infinitely more difficult.”

    Agree…plus the Libs have Barking Mad Katter as an extra…..only in the most extreme circumstances should the Libs rely on that vacuous bimbo from Warringah. The Libs should leave her to rot on the cross bench…she can spend her three years make friends with the little green fascists Adam Ant and wee willie Wilkie plus the menopausal mediocrity from Indi.

  156. Percy Popinjay

    Labore appointing Albansleazey their glorious leader will be, in the legendary words of Sir Humphrey, “a courageous decision”.

    He’s basically an ambulant vegetable.

  157. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    From Left field: Albanese and Corbyn and co
    May 3, 2018 Instagram picture of Anthony Albanese with Jeremy Corbyn in the UK.

    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    @AndrewBurrell7
    Andrew Clennell
    NSW Political Editor
    @aclennell
    12:00AM May 24, 2019
    234 Comments

    Labor’s leader in waiting Anthony Albanese will be forced to jettison the hard-left policies he has ­espoused for more than three decades, with former party heavyweights questioning his passion­ate stances on asylum-seekers, boat turnbacks and ­energy policy.

    Mr Albanese, a democratic socialist from Sydney’s inner west who is set to assume the leadership unchallenged, has become close to far-left British Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

    He has met with the fellow “Tory fighter” at least three times in the past 14 months.

    In March last year, Mr Albanese posted on social media that he had caught up “again” with the British Labour leader, whose manifesto includes nationalising Britain’s energy and water network­s.

    “Talking politics and progress — and a bit of cricket,” he wrote on Facebook above a photo with Mr Corbyn at the parliament.

    Since throwing his hat into the ring to become Labor leader, Mr Albanese has pitched himself as an “inclusive” leader who is prepare­d to abandon class-war rhetoric to win over the ordinary voters in the suburbs who spurned the ALP at Saturday’s election.

    But only three days before the poll he said Labor’s infrastructure funding would be paid by hitting the “top end of town”. And just a few years ago Mr ­Albanese defied Bill Shorten at Labor’s 2015 nation­al conference by voting against boat turnbacks.

    “If people were in a boat, includin­g families and children, I myself couldn’t turn that around,” he said at the time.

    Labor sources said yesterday it may be difficult for the knockabout MP to whitewash his decade­s-long history as a spear-thrower for Labor’s hard Left.

    From the Oz.

  158. Knuckle Dragger

    That reminds me.

    Some junior woodchuck (name escapes me, sorry) was on Sky last night, telling all and sundry that opening the Adani mine was ‘incompatible with life on this planet as we know it’.

    He probably means not starving or freezing to death in the dark.

    Good on him. Thoughtful analysis.

  159. Robber Baron

    David Speers moves from Sky to host Insiders. Name change to David Sneers. No doubt more moeny, less work with lots of well earned breaks.

    Fact check. Correct-a-mundo!

    Many many moeny!

  160. thefrollickingmole

    What would be great would be 24/7 surveillance of journalists, televisual talking heads, MPs, senior public servants, judges, lobbyists, officers with delegated legislation powers and idiotic “cartoonists”.

    If you’re going to tell us what to think, we need to live by your example.

    Good to see you are finally getting on board with my thinking.
    Nothing would enhance the liberty of the common man more than making those imposing those rules live strictly by them.

    Even more so if you included their families including oldies & cousins, because equalidee or think of the children, whatever excuse you like.

    And dont forget automatic maximum penalties, on the spot, ignorance is no defense.

  161. Tom

    It will crush him to realise that after several years of spastic herding, followed by a career hiding in offices and reaping the benefits of mediocrity, he has yet to reach the educational heights of a gap-toothed semi-literate white trash ropist whose only demonstrated proficiency in life was pinching other people’s Commodores.

    Just gorgeous, Knuckle Dragger — bordering on John Constantine-esque.

    If you were a chickybabe, I’d ask you out.

  162. Robber Baron

    Lessons learned.

    Layba gets smashed in the election for being too left.

    Solution. Appoints a communist as leader.

    Result. SloMo and Fraudburger can’t stop laughing.

  163. 132andBush

    Doc rang yesterday arvo to say nothing nasty up the spout (apart from his left-hand threaded 3/8″ reaming tube).

    He should’ve up-graded you to metric, eliminates all the messy fractions.

  164. Bruce of Newcastle

    Air conditioners are misogynist.

    ‘Sexist’ air-conditioning: Women perform far worse when offices are too cold, study finds (via BCF)

    Claims of sexist air-conditioning have plagued offices since women entered the modern workplace.

    But a new study has found that as well as making women shiver, overly-cooled offices also damage their performance.

    Most climate control systems in modern offices are based on the resting metabolic rate of a 40-year-old man, which runs up to 30 per cent faster than a woman’s.

    Now if someone calls a woman “frigid” you’ll know why.

  165. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If these “archives” are so revelatory, please post them duly referenced, so I can be liberated from my misconceptions, gleaned over fifty years from personal experience, post graduate study, and my current Ph D programme.

    I posted some of the reading I’ve been doing, based on research using the North Vietnamese own records, together with a brief synopsis of what those records revealed. Do your own research after that.

  166. Most climate control systems in modern offices are based on the resting metabolic rate of a 40-year-old man, which runs up to 30 per cent faster than a woman’s.

    Well, we do have the hormone of the gods supercharging our little mitochondria.

    Feminism however is absolutely destroyed as soon as men identify as women.

  167. Leigh Lowe

    … he has yet to reach the educational heights of a gap-toothed semi-literate white trash ropist whose only demonstrated proficiency in life was pinching other people’s Commodores.

    The (cough) “doctorate” is perfect for spud.
    Co-dependent affirmation.
    The supervisor and the student willingly re-affirm academic talking points back-and-forth until Grasshopper can reflexively grasp the lefty memes from the hand of the Master without engaging the conscious brain.
    Now it is time for you to leave, Grasshopper.

  168. Seems the general consensus is the vast majority of conscripts were given the option of going or not, if there were one or two exceptions to that rule no one will ever know for sure because some people have a vested interest in being perpetual victims of their own stupidity.

    History is not written by a consensus of individuals with a vested interest in mythology.
    The volunteer story is a very clear example of that.
    By asserting that everyone volunteered, the responsibility is passed from the government of the day to the soldiers. That absolves the government of blame, and reinforces the mythology of an all volunteer force with noble motives.
    That myth may hold for WW1, and WW2, but it is on shaky ground in Vietnam.
    The myth, as promoted to school children, said “every”.
    That word has a very clear meaning – “without exception” is generally accepted.
    My research showed that there was no formal process of “opting-out”, and the Army hierarchy, were in strong denial (see Hansard) at the time, of any informal processes.
    They had to be, of course, as the National Service Act was quite explicit on the subject – once enlisted – no exceptions.
    Veterans interviewed by Dapin gave a range of accounts, from fronting their COs after writing letters and being told “sorry, you’re going”, to being told on the sly that they were being reposted. The letters and replies from Peacock (then Army minister) are archived.
    Nobody interviewed by Dapin verified the apocryphal opt-out parades. People from my unit are unable to recall such parades, although they recount stories of hearing about them on the grapevine. It always seemed to happen to “someone else”.
    There are many accounts of diggers claiming they were forced to go despite clearly indicating they were against the idea of deployment. There are also accounts of others volunteering. I gave each the same weight.
    It’s only post war that the “opt-out” stories have developed and grown. They generally take the form of someone who had heard of someone else having the experience. Pinning down anyone who can remember date, time, place and unit has proved impossible.
    Dapin did much more extensive work, and the volunteer myth is the first one he debunks, before going on to a range of others, including that there was interference in the ballot, that many diggers were spat on at airports on return, and that Bob Katter thought he was “one phone call away” from ending up in Vietnam, even though he was in the CMF.

    Your ‘verifiable facts’ have been verified as false on numerous occasions.

    Provide one example.

  169. Also bought Handel’s Gold Corona yesterday instead of a Romeo y Juletta No 2.

    It was actually quite good, despite being derided for being machine made and not “premium” (whatever the hell that means these days). A bit more mild. In my expectations, it tasted in between the cigars and cigarillos I am used to (Romeo y Julietta & Hav A Tampa).

  170. Roberto

    He’s basically an ambulant vegetable.

    Like a triffid?

  171. cohenite

    So the Russell st bombers now have historical r.pe allegations brought against them; everyone does it seems; except tits.

  172. Percy Popinjay

    Thanks Tom – Branco today, although Zanetti’s rendering of that fat slag from Queensland is peerless.

  173. Leigh Lowe

    Doc rang yesterday arvo to say nothing nasty up the spout (apart from his left-hand threaded 3/8″ reaming tube).

    He should’ve up-graded you to metric, eliminates all the messy fractions.

    Old school.
    3/8″ might be a stretch (so to speak).
    To paraphrase my rear-view mirror:-

    “Objects stuck up your spout may he smaller than they appear.”

  174. Knuckle Dragger

    *blushes*

    Alas, Tom, I am afflicted with rampant heterosexuality.

  175. Numbers do you have any comments about the Viet Minh having pre meditated and carrying out the murder of the top 1% of landholders in North and South Vietnam?

  176. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Hav A Tampa’

    PHRASING.

    (h/t Archer)

  177. stackja

    Election result shock should be tempered by reality of Labor’s — and its supporters — echo chamber failure
    Joanne Tran, The Daily Telegraph
    May 24, 2019 6:22am
    Subscriber only
    [Joanne Tran is a Year 12 student in Sydney]
    Walking through the corridors in school after last weekend’s federal election I heard many takes and reactions on the results of the election. It all boiled down to a mixture of shock, anger and disbelief.

    Comments ranged from “this only proves Australians are all idiots”, “how could anyone vote for a racist and elitist party” to as far as claims like “I swear this election was rigged.”

    Seeing such extreme reactions to an outcome delivered by a well-functioning liberal democracy like ours makes it clear that large sections of our society still live in an echo chamber in which chardonnay socialists and the reactionary youth continually spout homogenous and generalist ­solutions to complex problems.

    Where comments like “I wouldn’t mind paying a lot more for renewables” can be heard, while the working and middle classes struggle to cope with the rising costs of living.

    Thousands of traditionally Labor voting families deserted the Labor Party because of policies that could only have been afforded by the same upper middle inner city dwellers in the left echo chamber — policies which would have left a family like mine with next to nothing.

    These were policies that attacked hard work and aspiration — the two things that the majority of Australians rely on to give them a decent shot at life.

    Why else would we see seats one would think of as Labor heartland, like Chris Bowen’s electorate of McMahon where a significant swing of 6.51% was recorded against him and his party, respond the way they did?

    It surely didn’t help that his ­response to widespread, legitimate concerns was to arrogantly tell those who didn’t like his economic policies not to vote for them. Naturally, a majority of Australians responded by doing just that.

    This is the silent majority that the Labor Party have now forgotten. The same majority the left wing echo chamber has forgotten — hence, the bubble burst of reality for them after the election.

    More than 40 years since Sir Robert Menzies’ death, his words about “the forgotten people” still ring true — that in order for a government to be successful they need to represent the non-elite and fight for the majority, something the Labor Party clearly failed to do in this election.

    Joanne Tran is a Year 12 student in Sydney

  178. feelthebern

    KD, I can see a time where Sinc bans:
    Phrasing &
    Archer.
    Until then…

  179. cohenite

    Michael Smith on the rub and tug saga.

    A senior federal Caucus member says that Anthony Albanese was interrogated by a Caucus elder statesmen over photographs that show the Minister leaving a Thai Massage Parlour in his electorate on the afternoon of Friday, 15 March. True Thai Massage is listed on several websites as a provider of “rub ‘n’ tug” “body slide” and other more graphic descriptions of sexual services. Minister Albanese is reported to have confirmed that he was at the True Thai Massage parlour at the time for the purpose of receiving a therapeutic massage. Mr Albanese said that he was not aware that sexual services were offered at the premises in return for payment. True Thai Massage is not a licenced brothel and it is illegal to provide sexual services for payment at True Thai’s premises.

    To date no clear reason has emerged that’s provided a plausible narrative to explain Simon Crean’s eleventh hour bid to stand as Kevin Rudd’s deputy in a potential leadership spill. A senior Caucus member says, “an elder statesman of the Party interrogated Albanese on the Thai establishment (on Wednesday last week), and Albo quickly relinquished his deputy PM ambitions”.

    A private investigator visited True Thai Massage in New Canterbury Road Dulwich Hill yesterday at the request of this publication. The investigator did not solicit sexual services, but was offered sexual services for payment when he enquired as to the range of services available.

    Imagine if scomo had this in his CV.

  180. stackja

    David Penberthy: The Left are now doing the Coalition’s hard work for them
    DAVID PENBERTHY
    David Penberthy
    May 23, 2019 7:00pm
    Subscriber only

    A couple of years ago while on holiday in New Orleans, I was approached on the street by a friendly young man wearing denim cut-offs and a tight white T-shirt with rainbow braces.

    He was holding a clipboard and asked for a moment of my time.

    “Sir, would you like to sign this petition to protest against the illegal occupation of the White House by the racist fascist Donald Trump?” he asked.

    I had a quiet chuckle and told him that, while President Trump wasn’t my cup of tea either, there seemed little point in my signing given I wasn’t a US citizen.

    Beyond that, I politely observed that I could see little point to the petition anyway given that, whether you like him or not, Donald Trump had won the election in a landslide that barely anyone on the US liberal Left saw coming.

    And when the unexpected happened — their unexpected, that is — they responded overwhelmingly with the utmost confusion, and the plainest form of abuse.

    In asserting that the voters are somehow stupid, these people are themselves too dim to realise that the elitist nature of their language is so powerful that it will do enduring damage to the cause of the Left in Australia.

    In the US, Clinton’s “deplorables” sledge has done so much residual political harm that it will still resonate with the white working class at next year’s election, which on current trends Donald Trump will win.

    In the same way here, where every time someone unloads on the voters for getting it wrong, or denounces Scott Morrison as illegitimate, they are doing the best political work possible — for the conservative cause.

    @penbo

    David Penberthy seen the light?

  181. Boambee John

    and my current Ph D programme.

    I hope that Numbers is paying his HECS/HELP up front, and not planning on leaving an unpaid debt to the taxpayer after he dies.

  182. DrBeauGan

    Also bought Handel’s Gold Corona yesterday instead of a Romeo y Juletta No 2.

    Try the Buena Vista Belicosos or Toros. Dominican Republic tobacco is as good as Cuban and a third of the price.

  183. Percy Popinjay

    Albo on Nein quacking on about his mum.

    So no mention of the ambulant vegetable’s poor ol’ memory holed padre?

    What an embarrassing cavalcade of stupidity that exposition was.

  184. Mother Lode

    I was going to say something similar, looked it up to make sure, but gave up in a gale of laughter when the Oxford dictionary said “Less is also used with numbers“.

    I couldn’t care fewer what Ox Dick says. The Brits are prostrate with an cultural malaise where they do such things as turn churches over to Ramadam-a-ding-dong dinners and they would rather abandon British girls to be raped by marauders than be seen to defend British cultural norms in public.

  185. Percy Popinjay

    Clinton’s “deplorables” sledge has done so much residual political harm that it will still resonate with the white working class at next year’s election, which on current trends Donald Trump will win.

    The gift that keeps on giving.

  186. Numbers do you have any comments about the Viet Minh having pre meditated and carrying out the murder of the top 1% of landholders in North and South Vietnam?

    I’ll comment when you cite your sources and provide links.

  187. lotocoti

    Until then…

    Misappropriating the great Rex Mossop:
    Nobody wants to be pulled off by the Ref at half time Sinc for phrasing.

  188. Percy Popinjay

    “I wouldn’t mind paying a lot more for renewables”

    The imbecile that uttered that is a school student and has probably never paid for anything in their entire life.

  189. I hope that Numbers is paying his HECS/HELP up front, and not planning on leaving an unpaid debt to the taxpayer after he dies.

    Once you’ve found an institution and a supervisor, it doesn’t come with any course costs.
    In fact, many Ph Ds are subsidised.

  190. Black Ball

    There are only two ways I think a person could be attracted to the EU: First, if they were misfits in their own homes or, second, if they sought to use it as an instrument for their own purposes

    See Kevin Rudd and the UN.

  191. Mother Lode

    And when the unexpected happened — their unexpected, that is — they responded overwhelmingly with the utmost confusion, and the plainest form of abuse.

    In asserting that the voters are somehow stupid, these people are themselves too dim to realise that the elitist nature of their language is so powerful that it will do enduring damage to the cause of the Left in Australia.

    It is even simpler than that.

    The elites already knew how elections worked, and they have never been coy in averring that the non-elites are stupid.

    Really, they should have anticipated the election results.

    Unless…can it be…they really are not as bright as they think they are?

  192. lotocoti

    Meanwhile, a front page headline never to be seen in a city newspaper:
    Mayor Denies Throwing First Punch In Land Rights Fracas.

  193. hzhousewife

    I have friends who have children working in Europe, often utilising a second passport not Australian since the parent is foreign born. All these people want the EU to stay intact so they can hop back and forth between countries and get the best benefits for themselves from each. In the long run, I expect all these people will retire here in Australia in order to get our wonderful welfare, not having paid a cent for it.

  194. I’ll comment when you cite your sources and provide links.

    Do you deny that this genocide happened at all?

  195. Knuckle Dragger

    There seems to have been a thing over the years with Layba punters espousing their upbringings and their hardworking parents etc, thereby reinforcing their blue collar values with Fred and Frieda Nurk.

    Which is great, except it’s almost always demonstrably embellished if not downright fabricated. You’d think that after Rudd claimed he slept in his car after being turfed off his hobby farm by the evil billionaire landlord as a boy, that this particular dog wouldn’t bark.

    But no. Shorten’s ‘Mum always wanted to be a lawyer’ tale, when Mum actually turned out to be a lawyer and a good enough one to enrol young William at Xavier was hilarious.

    And Bowen’s claim to be blue-collar gentry would be greatly enhanced if he still lived in the fibro shitbox he stood in front of for his leadership presser. These people either don’t think things through, and/or really believe the public at large are thick.

    You’d think ‘I did very well. Under my stewardship you can too’ would be quite enough for most folk.

  196. struth

    Good moaning.

    The European continent was hoppable before the EU.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    The great and terrible Sinc’s an Archer man.

    I’m sure of it.

  198. Mater

    Provide one example

    Just one?
    Too easy!

    Mater
    #2990821, posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:51 am

    1735099
    #2990778, posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:22 am

    – Were you or were you not deferred twice?

    I was not “deferred”. My enlistment was delayed until I completed one year of teaching, which was a requirement of the then National Service Act.

    Really Bob?
    In that case, you’ve been really loose with the truth.

    1735099
    #622426, posted on October 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I was 23 when I arrived in Vietnam, having been deferred for 2 years because I was at Uni. By the time I got there I’d read everything available on the war and it’s history. I knew what was going on, and history has proved me correct….

    You’re a proven bullshit artist.
    Don’t make me wreck the rest of this thread repeating all the crap you’ve been caught out on!

  199. From the Daily Wire, confirmed by Tim Pool.

    Pentagon Finally ADMITS They Are Tracking UFO’s

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/47535/pentagon-admits-it-investigates-ufos-james-barrett

    I for one welcome our new overlords.

    What could they be? Remember you only get to pick one.

    1. ET.
    2. New weapons from Russia.
    3. Secret space programme.
    4. Other intelligent life secretly living on earth.

  200. struth

    Just popped in.
    How’s Monty?
    I see numbers is avoiding reality by living in his fantasy past.

    And Australia is still a socialist country, so they shouldn’t feel too bad.

  201. 132andBush


    To paraphrase my rear-view mirror:-

    “Objects stuck up your spout may he smaller than they appear.”

    You’re obviously already metric and he’s used imperial!

    The horror!!

  202. Black Ball

    Good moaning struth

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    Gold, Mater. Just gold.

    Like having a second secret family, one must remember the lies one has told, and which lie to whom.

    (who/whom [Archer])

  204. hzhousewife

    The European continent was hoppable before the EU.

    True, but working was more difficult.

  205. Knuckle Dragger

    The thread’s already on its last legs Mater.

    Kraken-smacking, in your own time……

    Go on!

  206. Johno

    If you ignore Sniffy it will subside back into irrelevance. however, I do enjoy KD’s fisking of the halfwit.
    Truly imaginative and vastly superior to the spastic herders efforts. Mater and Zulu do a very good job of it as well.
    As I have said to Sniffy on many occasions every nasho I ever spoke to was given the option of not going.
    LL has a very biting fisking ability as well.
    Now Sniffy are you still saying that Labor won?

  207. lotocoti

    I see numbers is avoiding reality …

    I’m waiting for the 19,703,636 people didn’t vote for ScoMo argument.

  208. feelthebern

    I decree next Thursday to be Tactical Turtleneck Day.

  209. stackja

    The private still angry after all these years? Living in the past?
    Unfortunately the past is gone!
    What a sad person!

  210. struth

    Good moaning.

    Australia has a 4wd wanker problem.
    Townies who get their 4wds tricked up witb every gizmo and snot then drive like maniacs eating each others dust until they breakdown. Then we get the car rallies for charity.
    This involves nobodies from middle management driving a pink car dressed in a fairy costume and attaching a siren to the car.
    Starts out all smiles until they realise they haven’t got a personality between them.
    Sad shit, really.
    The Marree copper had most of them pulled up for breath tests.

  211. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    but he is not charismatic,

    That’s putting it mildly. Percy suggests an ambulant vegetable.
    My first thought was over-boiled cabbage.
    Because you have to add the smell of years of unrepentant socialism as well.

    Leigh’s ‘The Little Thai Tugger that Could’ will live long in my memory too. 🙂

  212. DrBeauGan

    I had to fill in some forms yesterday and one space was for the name I wanted to be called by. I chose ‘Lord and Master’, and they did. Everyone thought it was auite funny.

    I thought it might help me feel (even) better about myself, but it didn’t. Well, I don’t have an excuse for committing suicide now. I draw this to the attention of all the poofs and trannies who are at risk of topping themselves out of low self-esteem. It might work for you.

  213. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    While the whole eugenics thing is revolting, I do think we’ve gone too far in the opposite direction. If you insist on making the world safe for morons, you’ll get more morons, and we already have a plentiful supply.

    We already have soft eugenics (abortion for defects) and involuntary euthanasia. Suppression of birth rates through policy is another form of soft eugenics.

  214. Robber Baron

    Layba leadership contest has been a beauty. Text book in fact.

    Albo treads carefully first floating his desire to lead then waiting for a horse head in his bed, and when one does not appear, stakes his claim.

    Slovenian hag floats prospect of standing for leadership. Finds a horse head in bed, makes up crap about motherhood and therefore can’t stand.

    Turtle stakes his claim and announces in front of someone’s fibro home in shitholeville. Finds a horse head in his bed. Announces withdrawl.

    Chalmers floats idea, waits 5 minutes, finds horse head in bed. Announces will stand for deputy.

    No other contenders.

    Conclusion. Albo is a union supremo’s boy. Will do exactly as he is told. Somewhat like Slapper was. Clearly the photos must be crackers, just like Slapper’s renovations documents were. Albo is owned.

    That, boys and girls is how you select a loyal leader.

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I knew what was going on, and history has proved me correct….

    Except when the likes of William Duicker, Pierre Asselains (spelling?) or Arthur Dommen access the North Vietnamese records, and re – write that history.

  216. mh

    Albo’s judgement has been found wanting.

    Why didn’t he just visit a Canberra whore like every other Federal male politician? What happens in Canberra stays in Canberra. He should know that.

  217. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Struth – glad you’re back. You have been missed.
    Haven’t seen you since before The Great Day when Australia said no to a belting.

    I hope you are not including my Q5 in that collection above. I like driving it. Don’t do ‘rallies’.

    When we first went for the 4WD option, some years back, Hairy and I felt very daring, because it was going against the leftist grain of many of our friends. Seems things have changed in that regard.
    The left love fancy 4WD vehicles now, although only for themselves and not for other people.

  218. Johno

    “It’s only post war that the “opt-out” stories have developed and grown. They generally take the form of someone who had heard of someone else having the experience. Pinning down anyone who can remember date, time, place and unit has proved impossible.”
    Sniffy if you care to come on down to Canberra between 5-7 June this year I will personally introduce you to a couple of hundred nashos who remember “the date place and unit ” when they were given” the opt-out”.
    Delta Coy 5RAR to be precise,we are remembering the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Binh Ba.
    Bravo Coy and Pioneer PLT are coming as well.
    P.S. Don’t let on you know me. I have some pride.

  219. Leigh Lowe

    In fact, many Ph Ds are subsidised.

    Why break a 70 year tradition?

  220. EvilElvis

    Need a strong Communications Minister to take on the ABC.

    Dutton can sort the whole (hole?) PS out himself. Make him minister for every bloody thing. Gloves off. Drag some other soft lib with him to be responsible for making progress with the machete. No progress, Dutton comes in with the sledgehammer. The whole thing will be over by August.

  221. Mother Lode

    The only smart thing Albo has done is get those damned snaggle-teeth of his remounted and re-grouted.

    From that moment he looked like he was hungry for Labor’s top job.

    I will grant that he has come a long way since he spent his weekends at children’s parties filling their balloons with helium.

  222. Tom

    Robber Barron, horses’ heads (and their placement in people’s beds) are almost as popular in the Liars Pardee as horses’ hooves.

  223. Zippy:

    Resigning from his position on Tuesday, Mark Harbers stressed that no “deliberate concealment” of the figures had taken place, but said he took “full responsibility” for having “misinformed” the Dutch Parliament with regards to the report.

    No deliberate concealment? Pigs arse!
    These pricks know exactly what they’re doing.
    The guillotine awaits its next victims, you sleazy bunch of pricks.

  224. None

    David Sneers will let out his inner fascist. Watch.

  225. calli

    Imagine if scomo had this in his CV.

    The True Thai Tory Trouncer.

    As far as I am concerned, Albo can do whatever he wants with his money. Just don’t lie about it like a nasty little boy with his hand caught in the lolly jar.

    Not surprised at all that Carmel eventually had enough.

  226. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Little Thai Tugger that Could

    For those who don’t know, because they haven’t suffered parenthood, Leigh’s reference is a mix of two famous children’s books – “The Little Tug” about a little tug called Scuffy who dreamed big and learned life’s lessons, and “The Little Engine that Could” about a little steam engine that found great strength in the end after many trials.

    Go Albo, eh?

  227. stackja

    Cyclist taken to RPA Hospital after Pyrmont crash with BMW
    Campbell Gellie, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    All that remained of the man’s bicycle following the crash.

    The smashed windscreen of the BMW.

    Police said they are investigating the cause of the crash and if alcohol was involved.

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