Open Forum: June 15, 2019

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  1. Roger

    Quite apart from jumping on fans, the clubs are mightily pissed off at a number of things … throwing money at that ridiculous AFLX and redesigning their logo at a cost of $150k to name just two.

    I have zero interest in AFL, but when & why did the clubs cede control of the game to the administrative entity?

    The same question should be asked of the NRL and rugby.

    It’s an inversion of power; the clubs attract the loyalty of fans and produce the spectacle of the game. The role of the administrators is basically to organise the roster of fixtures (ok, that’s simplifying it, but it essentially defines their role).

    If & when any one of these codes is reorganised, the administrators be put firmly in their place as servants of the game, not masters.

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Excellent.

    Samoa has banned the movie Rocket Man because gay.

    There are 197,000 Samoans in Samoa. There are 78,000 Samoans in Australia.

    275,000 Samoans. How many of that lot do you reckon like rugby, and who might not turn up to rugby matches where there is a stated corporate goal of embracing the QWERTY lifestyle?

  3. Roger

    Hey I need a little help here professor. Are you referring to Turkey?

    Yep.

    Thank God they’re a member of NATO & therefore on our side.

  4. Tel

    Hey I need a little help here professor. Are you referring to Turkey?

    Yep.

    Turkey only hangs in there by playing off the balance of power between East and West.

    If they ever tried to go it alone they would get pantsed.

  5. If they ever tried to go it alone they would get pantsed.

    I never said anything about “winning”, Tel.
    Just having the means and the leader to do it.

  6. feelthebern

    Latrell Mitchell was dropped from the NSW team because of racism.

  7. bespoke

    Matrix

    I took the bin out.

  8. Stimpson J. Cat

    Not at all. All religions are forms of cultus. You’ve simply fallen for the pejorative use of the term employed by people that would like to police the religious practice of groups they disapprove.

    So again, all religions are cults, and the only difference between them is how many people you can convince to call them a religion.

  9. Shy Ted

    Whimn – With Her in Mind. And the last “n” stands for?

  10. Roger

    So again, all religions are cults, and the only difference between them is how many people you can convince to call them a religion.

    No; the difference is are they private or public entities?

    Cults are private, behind closed doors, secretive.

    Religions are public, anyone can check them out.

  11. Roberto

    Leigh Lowe

    …throwing money at that ridiculous AFLX and redesigning their logo at a cost of $150k to name just two.

    I’ve worked at a couple of organisations that have gone through the pointless exercise of redesigning their logos. $150,000 sounds very cheap.

  12. Percy Popinjay

    ans ce pays-ci, il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres.

    Mais oui, bien sûr!

    Sacré bleu! 😡

  13. Knuckle Dragger

    Pfft.

    Anyone can play that game.

    ‘Eiffel Tower, croissant, Beaujolais, cochon, surrender.’

  14. mh

    I can’t be the only one tired of the Catallaxy banner at the top of the page.

    Let’s have suggestions for a replacement. Here’s one

    https://images.app.goo.gl/6AiULcBKqkA8J3zM9

  15. Arky

    Let’s have suggestions for a replacement. Here’s one

    https://images.app.goo.gl/6AiULcBKqkA8J3zM9
    ..
    All they need is a black cop and a cowboy and that’s the worst village people tribute band ever.

  16. Percy Popinjay

    Crabb is indeed a 5/10 — 5.5 at best. She’s a frumpy frumpetty frump who …

    … increasingly resembles this dignified laydee.

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    Speaking of thermonuclear warfare and imminent conflict, the Windows 10 IT guys are playing the Commodore 64 IT guys shortly.

  18. MatrixTransform

    I took the bin out.

    me too … correction… 4x Coopers Green

  19. mh

    India v Pakis starting soon, live on Gem.

    Should be spicy.

  20. Leigh Lowe

    Spot on Roger.
    Ostensibly, the umbrella sporting organisations were created to deal with the perceived problem that parochial club boards were damaging the game.
    No real evidence was ever advanced that this was true.
    The AFL came into being when the old VFL Acompetition expanded in the early 90’s, adding West Coast and Adelaide.
    Of course, now individual clubs have fuck-all say, and the likes of Fat Andy Demetriou and McPolo-Nazi can pretty much do what they like.
    The greatest tool in their box is the socialist salary caps on players and coaches. It is claimed that this stops irresponsible clubs spending up big on players and going broke.
    Of course, what it really does is enable the AFL to control the cash spigot and leave lots of lovely moolah at HQ to finance diversity officers, indigenous officers, gender equity officers, moosley relations officers etc etc.
    And when AFL HQ is packed with hammers in search of scarce nails …

  21. mh

    That banner is even closer now.

    Get rid of it!

  22. Nick

    Molloy’s stock-in-trade is sarcastic piss-taking and I’ll bet he isn’t tightly locked into the Seven Sport department.

    Molloy being a Tigers tragic, is closer to what fans think and want than the suited talking heads in the media. If I wanted to know a fair trade Vegan friendly restaurant, I’d ask Whately and Robertson.

  23. Cassie of Sydney

    “Roger
    #3044105, posted on June 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm
    So again, all religions are cults, and the only difference between them is how many people you can convince to call them a religion.

    No; the difference is are they private or public entities?

    Cults are private, behind closed doors, secretive.

    Religions are public, anyone can check them out.”

    Correct…also cults, as well as being secretive, like to prey on people’s money. For example, in Scientology, to climb the bridge you are expected to do a lot of courses and this will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. I am pretty sure that’s not the same as giving a few dollars every Sunday in church or my small yearly donation to my local synagogue…which pays for my seat on the high holidays. And crucially there is no compulsion for me to give anything. Also, I don’t have to pay money to read any “sacred text”.

    I recently read the book “Cult City” about Jim Jones and the People’s Temple….highly recommended but not easy reading. Most cults, like the People’s Temple and Scientology, revolve around somewhat oddball but highly intelligent and charismatic leaders. But crucially these leaders are evil. Jim Jones was an evil psychopath. Over 900 people were murdered by him..including many children.

  24. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Speaking of thermonuclear warfare and imminent conflict, the Windows 10 IT guys are playing the Commodore 64 IT guys shortly.

    Untouchables v Porkistan?

  25. Bruce of Newcastle

    For those Cats into Bruces, the doco on SBS is at 7:30.

    Rise of the Clans: The Bruce Supremacy

    Neil follows the clans as they rallied behind Robert the Bruce in his against-all-odds bid to win Scotland’s crown. After their crucial role in crushing the English at Bannockburn in 1314, Bruce rewarded the loyal chiefs with land and titles. They rise to shape the fate of the kingdom in the centuries to come.

    Dunno what it’s like but Neil Oliver is a fine history presenter, especially of things Scottish. Also I rather like the idea of the Bruce Supremacy. Pity Robert the Ludlum is no longer with us or he could’ve written a novel called that.

  26. Cassie of Sydney

    The wonderful Aunty Jack….big, bold and tough.

  27. Thanks Cassie.

    I haven’t heard Aunty Jack for quite a while.
    A relic from the days when TV was entertaining.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    I’ve worked at a couple of organisations that have gone through the pointless exercise of redesigning their logos. $150,000 sounds very cheap.

    Well, Roberto, that is the disclosed number, but who knows what it actually was.
    The point is this:-
    How many people who go to the footy week in, week out, suddenly say, “That logo is shit, I might go to the rugby”?
    Alternatively, how many people who have never seen a game walk past the MCG and say, “Nice logo. I might just buy a ticket.”
    I can’t say for sure, but I think Major League Baseball and the NBA in the USA have had the same logos for decades.

  29. Roberto

    Oh, I quite agree. Fiddling around with the logo is a complete waste of time. The senior management in any organisation should have more useful things to do.

  30. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-27/demetriou-grilled-about-145m-acquire-learning-collapse/10854062

    Ex afl boss paid a million a year at a company and says he didn’t open his emails and can’t remember why he got special $150,000 bonus payments.

    paid $75,100 a month and $1.6 million in shares for three days a week of work in an office downstairs from the directors.

    The court heard that about a week before Acquire received a letter from law firm Clayton Utz suggesting the company was teetering on the edge of trading while insolvent, Mr Demetriou asked the company to approve a $150,000 bonus payment for “professional services as agreed”.

    “Thank you very much for your very generous consideration. Best, Andrew,” the email read. The payment to Mr Demetriou’s private company was made that day.

    Asked by counsel for the liquidator, Damien McAloon, what the basis for seeking the $150,000 bonus was, the former North Melbourne Aussie Rules player told the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria he could not remember.

    “No, I can’t recall specifically … I can’t recall,” he said

    Once you are an insider, you just assume this is the weay things are done.

    Crush the proles and feed at the trough.

    Three months later, in September 2016, the letter was attached to an email but Mr Demetriou did not open it.

    Mr McAloon: “You had the opportunity, had you been so inclined, to read that advice?”

    Mr Demetriou: “Possibly, but I can’t recall.”

    Evidence presented at the hearings demonstrated Mr Demetriou was aware of the company’s rapidly deteriorating financial position in the months before he was paid the bonus. However, in testimony he frequently sought to downplay his involvement in decision-making.

    “The advisory board was not involved, nor sought (input) … on how financial decisions were made or how decisions were applied,” he said.

  31. max

    Pakistani women never sighted in the cricket crowd. It’s all men, unlike the Indians.

    What could be the reason, I wonder.

  32. Fiddling around with the logo is a complete waste of time.

    Speaking f “fiddling around” in sport, I just had a quick glance at the news.
    The impending “State of Origin” game is being played in Perth????

  33. cohenite

    I’ve always found that using my brain to process the available information works a lot better than running on raw hatred.

    My hatred is not raw, it’s very refined. You’re a patronising bastard aren’t you.

    RoP is a cult. Apostasy is it’s greatest sin, always a defining characteristic of a cult. It seeks to control every aspect of it’s adherent’s lives and as well as being eschatological (the catch-cry of the RoP’s apocalyptic millenarianism towards it’s enemies is You love life, we love death most explicitly enunciated in the utterances of Sayyid Qutb), as Christianity never was or is; it is also highly sexualised to an extent much greater than Christianity ever was. The sexuality of the RoP is pathological, an adjunct to its eschatology, and is based on conquest and destruction. In the RoP sex is to produce more martyrs.

    Now tel, tell us your view of the RoP.

  34. Mitch M.

    Speaking of thermonuclear warfare and imminent conflict, the Windows 10 IT guys are playing the Commodore 64 IT guys shortly.

    Speaking of which yesterday I finally installed the W10 1903 feature update. In the past the updates typically induced in me a sense of impending doom but all went well this time. I wonder if it is because I got rid of Trend Micro antivirus.

  35. Roberto

    The moon and Jupiter make an impressive pairing this evening.

  36. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Sad state of the world.

    Keanu Reeves Exposes The Sad State Of Me Too Feminism

    Keanu wouldn’t even hug you.

    Also:

    Women: Don’t touch me REEEEEEEE!!
    Also women: Why no men want to touch me? REEEEEEEE!!

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Quite apart from Mr Demetriou’s unreliable memory, consider this …
    He was director of a company which managed to go tits up in the gummint subsidised rivers-of-gold job training sector.
    Dripping with business acumen.

  38. Rossini

    memoryvault
    #3044131, posted on June 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    The impending “State of Origin” game is being played in Perth????

    Sold out already!

  39. John Constantine

    From the Crown Resorts write up on Crown directors.

    Andrew Demetriou was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League (AFL) from 2003 until June 2014.

    Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr Demetriou served as AFL General Manager – Football Operations for three years, overseeing all aspects of the AFL competition. This followed a stint as head of the AFL Players Association when he was instrumental in establishing programs to look after players both during and after their playing careers.

    Following an AFL playing career of 106 games, Mr Demetriou was the Managing Director of the Ruthinium Group, a business importing acrylic teeth, growing the business significantly by expanding manufacturing and exports to 70 countries worldwide and he currently remains a Board member.

    Mr Demetriou is a Director of the Melbourne Sports Marketing firm, Bastion Group, Co-Chair of the National Basketball League (NBL) Advisory Board, Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Capitol Health Limited and Transitional Chairman of Cox Architecture.

    Mr Demetriou also served as Non-executive Chairman of the Baxter Group, a waste management group listed on ASX in 2003 with a market capitalisation of $40 million – the company was later sold to Transpacific for $260 million – and is a former Chairman of the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council. He recently completed a two year term on the Australian Referendum Council for Indigenous recognition in the Constitution.

    Board Committee memberships:

    · Member of the Risk Management Committee

    Nobody is going to pursue the interests of the mug prole footy fan, when crushing the proles will get you inside running at the gravy trough.

    Comrades.

  40. Tom

    Something is afoot I think, and it might involve a coup at the AFL.

    That assumes there are people on the AFL board who understand how to run a business that is in tune with the needs/desires of its customers. The AFL board is a gravy train of zombies who are there only to score points with the SJW demographic and try to make themselves popular.

    It is also a monopoly and Australia is the world capital of anti-competitive monopolies. Its only saving grace is that it follows the NFL business model, rather than the FIFA model, and the NFL model, while socialistic, does actually minimise the emergence of dynasties, which kill audience size/fan engagement.

    However, like all monopolistic bureaucracies, the AFL is a socialist institution that tries to ram Orwellian compliance down fans’ throats.

    And the only pushback the AFL gets is from fans via the popular media (that excludes the activist media — ABC, Fakefacts, etc — which, like the AFL, is trying to suppress dissent against political correctness).

    The only way the AFL will respond to the concerns of its fans is to be bludgeoned with the threat of loss of popularity. That is why the Seven Network is alarmed by the AFL’s crackdown on dissent: it’s a threat to TV ratings.

    Thus, AFL CEO Gillon McPolo-Pony will mostly escape the consequences of the AFL’s actions: any drop-off in support will be blamed on the slowing economy or other irrelevancies. You can do that when you’re a monopoly.

  41. Sold out already!

    It’s being played on the North Perth Primary School oval?

  42. Notafan

    Scientology is very secretive, one Tom Cruise does not a religion make.

    So manipulative they are banned in France and Germany.

  43. EvilElvis

    Wow. A bit of Labor/union/Setka hypocrisy being called out on The Feed, SBS…

    Gobsmacked.

  44. John Constantine

    Their abc reveals all about incels.

    What are we preached from their billion dollar bully pulpit?.

    Closer inspection, however, reveals that this is just more radicalised misogyny from a legion of noxious internet bottom-dwellers whose self-improvement strategies have been described as “inextricable from violent rage” and who aren’t after sex so much as male supremacy.

    Instead of increasing the size of their secondary sexual characteristics, incels would do much better if they dramatically slimmed down their toxic-ly inflated sense of entitlement.

    Dr Emma A Jane is a senior lecturer at UNSW Sydney and the author of Misogyny Online: A Short (and Brutish) History.

    Where have all the good men gone?.

    Looks like Dr emma is even trying to follow them into the manosphere to tell them they are doing it wrong and give them a list of stuff they must do to make her happy.

    Comrades.

  45. Mitch M.

    Scientology is very secretive, one Tom Cruise does not a religion make.

    So manipulative they are banned in France and Germany.

    Scientology is just about done and dusted. IIRC it was Channel 7 that did a good job of outing their shenanigans here in Aus. Long ago I saw an interview with the secretary of Hubbard on that boat. It was quite funny because she made it obvious she thought it was all a scam yet so many Hollywood types fell for it. And people rely on celebrities for advice.

  46. Tom

    Elvis, that’s because SBS-ABC represent the Green lunatic fringe and attack the ALP from the left.

  47. feelthebern

    Ew…testicle implants.
    What a pack of sick freaks.

  48. EvilElvis

    Tom, just intriguing actually seeing it though, only a couple of soft caveats to the piece. The place can still be burnt to the ground though.

  49. John Constantine

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/sport/afl/2014/05/01/networker-gillon-mclachlan-landed-footys-top-job/

    McLachlan also married well. While at Melbourne University he met Laura Blythe. Her father, Brian, was a director of the Spotless Group from 1978 until 2007. He chaired the Group from 2004-07, and made the BRW Rich List in 2005 with an estimated wealth of $145 million.

    The mclachlan’s pastoral wealth sees them as the oldest established farming dynasty listed on the brw rich list. Most other families wealth per capita dwindles through the generations.

  50. Armadillo

    What’s this bullshit about the difference between a cult and a religion is that one you can leave, the other you can’t? Err, I can think of plenty of examples that say otherwise.

  51. cohenite

    Ken Stewart looks at the carbon footprint mantra used by alarmists to justify demonising CO2:

    According to a Lowy poll before our recent “climate change election”, apparently 89% of Australians were in favour of action on climate change. They got it wrong of course, but there is still much gnashing of teeth over the size of our carbon footprint, especially in regard to our emissions per capita. According to the University of Melbourne’s Climate Energy College, “Australia’s per-capita emissions remain the highest among its key trading partners”.

    So how does Australia rate in the world of carbon emissions?

  52. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Emma Tom ought to do better than that; conflating self improvement with murderous idiots and douchebags because there is some overlap is terrible.

    Is it really hard to teach arts Ph Ds how to use a a Venn diagream.

    Yes. The one with the three circles like John Bonham’s sigil.

    Not the one circle.

  53. cohenite

    What’s this bullshit about the difference between a cult and a religion is that one you can leave, the other you can’t? Err, I can think of plenty of examples that say otherwise.

    Knock our socks off.

  54. Stimpson J. Cat

    My hatred is not raw, it’s very refined. You’re a patronising bastard aren’t you.
    RoP is a cult. Apostasy is it’s greatest sin, always a defining characteristic of a cult. It seeks to control every aspect of it’s adherent’s lives and as well as being eschatological (the catch-cry of the RoP’s apocalyptic millenarianism towards it’s enemies is You love life, we love death most explicitly enunciated in the utterances of Sayyid Qutb), as Christianity never was or is; it is also highly sexualised to an extent much greater than Christianity ever was. The sexuality of the RoP is pathological, an adjunct to its eschatology, and is based on conquest and destruction. In the RoP sex is to produce more martyrs.
    Now tel, tell us your view of the RoP.

    Look, I’m sure this is a fascinating and impressive collection of large words that mean something, but it still doesn’t prove Iran is behind the attacks on the ships, which is what we were talking about.

  55. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    feelthebern
    #3044154, posted on June 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    What a waste of police resources.

    Good lord. A literal thot patrol.

  56. mh

    India giving Pakis curry.

  57. stackja

    Police should stop worrying about alcohol/drug drivers.

  58. Cassie of Sydney

    “itch M.
    #3044147, posted on June 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Scientology is just about done and dusted.

    Not quite, it is targeting young Asians and growing in Taiwan. And it has buckets of money. It needs to lose its tax exemption status.

  59. Cassie of Sydney

    “but it still doesn’t prove Iran is behind the attacks on the ships”

    And what is your theory? Oh wait.

  60. cohenite

    Look, I’m sure this is a fascinating and impressive collection of large words that mean something, but it still doesn’t prove Iran is behind the attacks on the ships, which is what we were talking about.

    Sure, so what are the options and let’s place some bets:
    Iran, or one of their proxies which has their gnarled hand up their arse
    Russia
    SA
    Israel
    Yanks
    China
    Some other ME shithole
    Aliens

    What odds should apply and what standard of proof should apply?

  61. Stimpson J. Cat

    What are we waiting for?

  62. Cassie of Sydney

    “cohenite
    #3044165, posted on June 16, 2019 at 8:50 pm”

    I’ll give you one guess Cohenite.

  63. Stimpson J. Cat

    Simmer down Cassie.

    Not everything is about you or Israel or the J®ws.
    Grow up.

  64. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    How is “having too much cash on you” construed as “drug driving”, moreso, if possession is “drug driving” then driving home from Dan Murphy’s with a slab is “high range PCA”.

  65. Geriatric Mayfly

    As I was reminded once, rather forcefully, by a feminist wartsow: ‘Wimmin are assertive but never aggressive. ‘

    A MUM and her lesbian lover tore off her nine-year-old son’s penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.

  66. Cassie of Sydney

    “Stimpson J. Cat
    #3044171, posted on June 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm
    Simmer down Cassie.”

    I can’t…I’m always simmering.

  67. Bruce of Newcastle

    Neil Oliver’s doco on Robert the Bruce is mesmerising. 10 out of 10.

    I didn’t know he used schiltrons at Bannockburn. That is a fine tactical innovation, of the first class. Prior to such formations there was no way that infantry could stand against heavy cav. Bruce’s guerrilla tactics likewise were first class.

    (You can have a lot of fun with schiltrons playing Medieval Total War.)

    As an aside my ancestors, whose name wasn’t Bruce, but who were lowland Scots at least three centuries before he made his play in the game of thrones, probably were plebs in his army. Robert I is known to’ve visited the town of my family name at least once.

    I can’t see a video to link to, so the best I can provide is a link to SBS’s video on demand page for this doco. If you are prepared to sign up you should be able to see it for the next couple weeks.

    The Rise Of The Clans: Season 1 Episode 1 — The Bruce Supremacy

    The actor playing Mr Og was especially cool.

  68. Stimpson J. Cat

    I can’t…I’m always simmering.

    Go do some aerobics or creative writing with Lizzie or something constructive.

  69. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3044173, posted on June 16, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    As I was reminded once, rather forcefully, by a feminist wartsow: ‘Wimmin are assertive but never aggressive. ‘

    A MUM and her lesbian lover tore off her nine-year-old son’s penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her dad.

    Yet amazingly enough, most of us manage to refrain from driving our vans into innocent Canadians, joining sisterly support groups to egg each other on to mass murder, boasting about lacing the office Tim Tams with our bodily fluids, and so on.

    Andrea Dworkin – “romance is raqe embellished with meaningful looks”

    I feel sorry for boys growing up now.

  70. feelthebern

    Canada seems like a total shit hole.
    The US should add them to the list of banned countries.

  71. Knuckle Dragger

    Whoever that skank’s ‘sugar daddy’ is, if indeed there is one, should be shot.

    What a disgusting ugly mannequin-looking thing.

    Sorry darling, it’s a no from me.

  72. Stimpson J. Cat

    What odds should apply and what standard of proof should apply?

    Look, I just think we should let all the Ethnics sort it out amongst themselves for a change.
    Otherwise they will never learn.
    They are all old enough now to deal with this on their own.
    The Saudi’s have the guns, the Israelis have the money, the Egyptians have the pyramids, the Jordanians have whatever Jordanians have, the Japs have sexrobots,
    etc etc. .
    What more do they want us to do?
    Hold their f$cking hands?
    No more wars.
    Fight your own f$cking wars.

  73. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3044177, posted on June 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I can’t…I’m always simmering.

    Go do some aerobics or creative writing with Lizzie or something constructive.

    Don’t listen to him Cassie.

    (spec. about ‘creative’ writing I like your style the way it is)

  74. I can’t…I’m always simmering.

    Ignore the naysayers, Cassie.
    What Australia needs is a lot more constructive simmering.
    Here at the Cat most of the time “simmering” boils down to complaining about the cricket team.

  75. Mark A

    Here at the Cat most of the time “simmering” boils down to complaining about the cricket team.

    With good reason I add.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    Nah, Frank.

    She got lit up because she was suspected of driving off her fake tits, but eventually got done for possession of a prescription drug. She didn’t have to have the scrip with her, just tell the jacks which chemist she filled it at and it wouldn’t have got near a court. But she didn’t, because she couldn’t.

    The cash would have been for possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of crime, which was the subject a little while back about the courier being busted in Broken Hill.

    The cops were a sure bet for that one. If it wasn’t for the coke (residue, but not enough for a possession beef) then high-end unlicensed prostitution, which is far more likely.

    Ugly gronk it is.

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    In case anyone wanted to know who Mr Og was, link below. I suspect George RR Martin read all this stuff before he decided to jump from SF to fantasy. The rest, as you see on HBO, is history.

    Aonghus Óg of Islay

  78. duncanm

    MatrixTransform
    #3044133, posted on June 16, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    interesting history of those — they went in after the war and realised the Germans were way ahead in big forgings — aircraft frames and the like.

  79. Stimpson J. Cat

    Cassie you could always teach Lizzie how to cook.
    This would be a noble quest for a valiant maiden.

  80. duncanm

    John Constantine
    #3044146, posted on June 16, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Their abc reveals all about incels.

    Dr Emma A Jane is a senior lecturer at UNSW Sydney and the author of Misogyny Online: A Short (and Brutish) History.

    sheesh!

    Emma’s blasted through the wall early. I bet she has a tramp stamp and a belly piercing.

  81. Cassie of Sydney

    “The Saudi’s have the guns, the Israelis have the money”

    Umm, I think it’s the other way around….the Saudi’s have the money and the Israeli’s have the guns.

  82. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    high-end unlicensed prostitution

    What a disgusting ugly mannequin-looking thing.

    Sorry darling, it’s a no from me.

    The reading public are confused.

  83. duncanm

    feelthebern
    #3044154, posted on June 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    What a waste of police resources.

    Isn’t that one of them new fancy silicone dolls?

  84. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #3044189, posted on June 16, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Cassie you could always teach Lizzie how to cook.
    This would be a noble quest for a valiant maiden.

    Stimpy. Lizzie must be at least 39, if she hadn’t managed to learn by now you think there is a chance?

  85. mh

    No more wars.
    Fight your own f$cking wars.

    Stimpy, the input from Australia in wars around the world is bugger all. Nobody would even know we were involved. Don’t lose your hair over it.

  86. cohenite

    Look, I just think we should let all the Ethnics sort it out amongst themselves for a change.
    Otherwise they will never learn.

    Being generous types they always, I repeat, always, want to share their endeavours with every other poor bastard. Think of them as being a turd rolling down the hill and you’re at the bottom of the hill. By the time it gets to you the turd will be gigantic; ignoring it and kumbayaing isn’t going to stop it, you have to be proactive and stop the turd while it’s manageable.

  87. Stimpson J. Cat

    Umm, I think it’s the other way around….the Saudi’s have the money and the Israeli’s have the guns.

    Yes well the Egyptians definitely have the pyramids.
    That’s definitely right.

  88. Cassie of Sydney

    “Don’t lose your hair over it.”

    I don’t think he has any hair left to lose.

  89. Mark A

    Sudan has 220 pyramids, making it the country with the most numerous pyramids.

  90. cohenite

    Emma’s blasted through the wall early. I bet she has a tramp stamp and a belly piercing.

    She looks perky.

  91. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sudan has 220 pyramids, making it the country with the most numerous pyramids.

    No one is talking about skulls or shit, Mark.
    This is serious.

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    She’s one of Bill Burr’s least favourite people.

    A gold-digging whore.

    And an oversculpted orange one at that. The rig’s ok but the head needs a bag.

    A plastic one.

  93. Black Ball

    Is Dee Madigan brain damaged?

  94. Mark A

    cohenite
    #3044201, posted on June 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Emma’s blasted through the wall early. I bet she has a tramp stamp and a belly piercing.

    Well she a nose ring so anything is possible.

  95. Cassie of Sydney

    “Black Ball
    #3044204, posted on June 16, 2019 at 9:43 pm
    Is Dee Madigan brain damaged?”

    Yep…I can’t watch her adolescent leftist drivel….she is disgusting.

  96. Cassie of Sydney

    “Black Ball
    #3044204, posted on June 16, 2019 at 9:43 pm
    Is Dee Madigan brain damaged?”

    She looks like a female Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein.

  97. Robber Baron

    Dee Madigan is sporting the Magda Szubanski: Pixie-Ann Wheatley hair-do.

  98. Black Ball

    Cassie, what I found galling is that she claimed that the CFMMEU contributed to fewer deaths on construction sites. Without any evidence whatsoever. Then the harridan laughs at Adam Giles. Fuck her off

  99. Steve trickler

    This Kiwi has a great channel.



  100. Knuckle Dragger

    Rats now jumping ship and saving the furniture.

    Marvel Stadium chief exec now admits they may have ‘unwittingly’ intimidated fans. He went on to explain that they ‘reviewing their security arrangements’ but that the Behavioural Awareness twats would remain for the rest of the season.

    Dermott Brereton said the officers were ‘the most ridiculous principle the AFL has instituted in years’.

    Sam Kekovich said the AFL were trying to become their own political party.

    Finally, Green throws Gillo under the bus.

    ‘We basically advised them (the AFL) that this was the process we were going to implement and they were supportive,’ he said.

    Paywalled, like the earlier one.

  101. John Constantine

    Shania’s car is now on the wrong side of the road. Coming the other way is Ken and Dennis. They’re talking to each other about the gig and their families.

    “I still struggle [with] how random it was the fact that those girls were there on that night doing what they were doing, and we were travelling that road at that time,” says Dennis. “[It’s] probably something I’ll never come to terms with.”

    “We turn into Richmond Road,” recalls Ken. “[We] saw a set of headlights coming towards us bang on, no time to react. I don’t even think I managed to get the break pedal on.”

    “I just remember swerving towards cars, lots of cars,” remembers Hazel. “Six to eight cars, and then the very last one, they had darted off to our side thinking that we weren’t going to turn back onto our correct side of the road. That’s when Shania turned and hit Dennis and Ken. That’s when the impact happened.”

    https://7news.com.au/sunday-night/snapchat-crash-all-survivors-share-the-truth-of-that-tragic-nights-events-c-166495?fbclid=IwAR1Uo7uJBkFYgBqr0EI1Z8LDFR-3hq13WfqaB-42nch1iHfnUHJf4VE8FRc

    As the uni lecturer on incels assures us above, wymynsys would never just do things like this.

    Comrades.

  102. Top Ender

    Embattled former rugby star Israel Folau intensified his attack on homosexuals and criticised youths undergoing gender treatment during a sermon at his Sydney church on Sunday.

    Folau claimed homosexuality and gender fluidity is what the “devil is trying to instil in the world”.

    It comes just a few weeks after Rugby Australia ripped up his $5 million contract over a social media post in which he referenced the Bible to tell homosexuals that “hell awaits”.

    Daily Tele

  103. Nick

    Hit the AFL where it hurts. Stop spending cash and contact sponsors.

  104. Mark A

    Stimpy,

    You would like the views of Arzenu, Stimpy, in some countries they are more open and vocal than in others but overall they are Liberal, Liberal.

  105. Bruce in WA

    Not too many voices like this. Anorexia is a cruel bastard …

  106. Fisky

    https://johnquiggin.com/2007/11/25/the-last-liberal/

    For once, my electoral predictions haven’t turned out too badly, so I’ll offer one more before we get back to policy: The Liberal Party will never again win a federal election.

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    Soooooo the stupid bitch filled herself full of booze, eckies and choof, and then decided to play chicken with oncoming traffic on a major road in the middle of the night.

    And she was always mad for drink driving, according to her mates. The only upside here is that she only killed herself. Ruined four other lives, though.

    She should be dug up and ripped apart by dogs.

  108. None

    It is very disconcerting that journalists are noe reporting about what gets preached from a pulpit although they would never dare venture into a mosque and do the same. I don’t have any problems if you don’t want to be gay. Shoving your dick up some othet man’s******* is not exactly something most men desire to do and in fact I would say 99% find the whole idea repulsive. And I will certainly 100% support you if you stand against castrating children and shoving their face is full of brain destroying puberty blockers which is this whole transgender kids movement us about. It is no accident that Victoria which has been pushing this transgender ideology in schools thanks to fuckwhit Dan Andrews has seen over 300% increase in number of kids claiming to be transgender. When you add the fact that they now have doctors in schools in Victoria where a kid can go to a doctor without parental permission or knowledge and couple that with fuckwhit Greg hunts agreement to allow 14-year-olds to stop parents accessing their email health records you now have children under the control and influence of total attacking Deviance with full government backing and parents can do sweet FA.

  109. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sudan has 220 pyramids, making it the country with the most numerous pyramids.

    They’re only little pyramids but. Egypt has bigger pyramids.

    Sudan was a poohole then, and is still a poohole.

    Sudan’s government is minimizing the death toll in the Khartoum attack (Grauniad, 16 Jun)

    …sometimes, there’s a vested interest in minimizing the numbers. On 3 June, government forces in Sudan violently attacked protesters in Khartoum. The protesters were calling for the transitional military council to hand power over to a civilian-led government. According to Human Rights Watch, protesters were chased, whipped, shot at and, according to several reports, raped.

    Initial reports put the death toll at 30. But, as the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors continued to investigate, the figure continued to rise to 60. By 6 June, they believed that 108 people had been killed (including 40 people whose bodies had been pulled from the Nile, footage showed that their limbs had been weighed down with cement bricks to keep their bodies below water). As of 12 June, the committee estimate the death toll at 118 people.

    Poohole. General Gordon would agree, I think.

  110. None

    Is Dee Madigan brain damaged?

    Weapon grade stupid and grade A boitch. *shudder*

  111. None

    I think those two stupid girls should be buried alive with their a grade stupid friend.

  112. Knuckle Dragger

    Sudan.

    I believe that’s also where Kitchener (maybe) and certainly a young cavalry officer called Churchill made their names.

    Clearly, and as several million Melburnians will tell you, they didn’t do the job properly.

  113. John Constantine

    https://internationalman.com/articles/the-peasants-revolt/


    An end to bonded labour (the end of serfdom);
    Freedom to trade (a free market);
    A national limit as to the rent that could be charged for farmland; and
    No rebel was to be punished for being involved in the uprising.

    The king, having no wiggle room, signed a charter agreeing to all terms under the sole condition that his personal rule be undiminished – a condition that was accepted.

    If this were the end of the story, it would be a great tale of David and Goliath, or as stated in the old Texas Rangers’ motto, “Little man whip a big man every time, if the little man’s in the right and keeps a-comin’.”

    But of course it didn’t end there.

    After the king had acceded to all demands, the rebels disbursed. Once they were down to just a few hundred in number, they were set upon and killed. The tax was repealed, but none of the freedoms that had been promised were delivered upon.

    Here is the insight that we in ‘go along to get along australia’ can’t get past.

    And as incredible as it may seem, that was the end of the matter. Once life was merely tolerable again, the people of England caved in and accepted subjugation to the king. Once the tax was gone, they abandoned their quest for more meaningful freedom.

    Why is this story pertinent now? Well, Britain is again deeply in the hole economically, and there is no way out except to get the crash over with, live with a crisis for a period of years, then begin a recovery. This is something that politicians worldwide never choose to do. They will always choose to ride the problem into the ground, making the problem worse but buying themselves months, or possibly a few more years, in office.

    Worse, Britain has come under the subjugation of the EU. A rebellion in the form of the Brexit Referendum has taken place, and the rebels have won. The government then fully agreed to create a Brexit agreement.

    Then they pulled the switcheroo, as in 1381.

    Comrades.

  114. Top Ender

    What happened to a country of common sense and no BS?

    Some road rules are pretty clear-cut. Don’t run a red light. Don’t speed. Give the “thank you” hand signal when someone lets you in (not a legal rule per se, but you should bloody well do it).

    But others can take you by surprise, as one unfortunate Sydneysider found.

    Sheree Panetta said she copped a $337 fine after one of her passengers was video-calling while in the front seat next to her.

    “Tell your passengers to stay off their phones while you are driving, I got fined because my passenger was on FaceTime,” she wrote.

    “Honestly didn’t know that was a thing.”

    Herald-Sun

  115. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3044226, posted on June 16, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Sudan has 220 pyramids, making it the country with the most numerous pyramids.

    They’re only little pyramids but. Egypt has bigger pyramids.

    Sudan was a poohole then, and is still a poohole.

    Poohole. General Gordon would agree, I think.

    No arguments from me, I only mentioned it as a peripheral interest.

    As to General Gordon, a sad end to a brilliant career. By a poo country.

  116. John Constantine

    https://time.com/5564173/how-putin-built-russian-empire/

    Hints that Russian cable ties might have been on the concrete blocks that took the protestors to the bottom of the Sudanese river.

    Comrades.

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    Why is Sudan even a country?

    The Egyptians towelled them up regularly and used their population as slaves and infantry. Nubians, they called them. Apparently back then they were useful.

    It says a fair bit that no-one could be arsed colonising it. Today it has 40 odd million people. Its exports are (yes, from Wiki) gold at $1.5 bill, crude oil at $720 mill, followed by sheep and goats at $476 mill and something called Other Oily Seeds at $458 mill.

    It should be invaded, the gold mine kept and the rest of the country concreted as a carpark for the remainder of the continent. The population can all go to next-door Chad, which is even worse.

  118. mh

    Raining at the cricket. ☔️

  119. couple that with fuckwhit Greg hunts agreement to allow 14-year-olds to stop parents accessing their email health records

    Sorry, but I’m confused.
    I thought Greg Hunt was a minister in the Federal Liberal Government.

  120. None

    I remember looking at Old Sudanese stamps and thinking wow that looks like such a happy country.

  121. None

    Exactly MV, so did I. This is why I did not vote Liberal and will never vote Liberal again

  122. Bruce of Newcastle

    I bet Tom wouldn’t post this cartoon.

    Stimpy – I bet he would! Ben Garrison is OK.

    I note, as of this time stamp, that the US weirdly hasn’t nuked the mullahs. Despite Bolton.

    Trump’s response appears to be to arrange naval escorts of tankers in the Persian Gulf. That may well rope in Saudi and Qatari vessels as escorts, which would nicely raise the stakes should the IRG kiddies want to do the limpet mine thing again. Plausible deniability is less deniable when Saudis and Qataris are defending the targets – that would narrow down the possible perps quite significantly.

    A nice escalation might be to “detain” any Iranian tankers exiting the Gulf of Hormuz. For “inspection”. Especially any that might accidentally be carrying oil in the general direction of China.

  123. John Constantine

    https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/junta-sudan-internet-shutdown-will-continue

    Once a regime shuts down the country’s internet, you know it is serious.

    The militias won’t go long without khat and porn.

    Comrades.

  124. Hints that Russian cable ties might have been on the concrete blocks that took the protestors to the bottom of the Sudanese river.

    Nah John, it wuz Patagonian cable ties wot woz used.
    Proof positive that they are the ones wot dun it.
    It woz them wot did 9/11 too.
    We know coz a bottle of Patagonian mineral water was found twenty blocks from the twin towers.
    Just six months later.

  125. This is why I did not vote Liberal and will never vote Liberal again

    So you voted Labor?

  126. Knuckle Dragger

    Slim earned his spurs at Lieutenant Slim of the 29th RND at Gallipoli.

    Was later knighted, made a Lord and a Field Marshal, not necessarily in that order. If the allegations, that were apparently made at the time tested, as they may well have been, then what happened?

    Surely not more ‘stories that my nanna told me’?

  127. Top Ender

    Biggest shitholes on Earth?

    Worst country to live in in terms of dying, according to CIA Factbook, is SOUTH SUDAN with 19.30 deaths per 1000 of the population.

    Then again, the country that produces the least “installed generating capacity” for electricity is TIMOR-LESTE.

    And the country with the most deaths from HIV/AIDS is NIGERIA, with 150,000 in 2017.

    Nothing though on most appalling food.

  128. Nothing though on most appalling food.

    Sydney fish and chips.

  129. Bruce of Newcastle

    Worst country to live in in terms of dying, according to CIA Factbook, is SOUTH SUDAN

    True sadly.

    South Sudan crisis: More than 60 percent of population suffering from severe hunger (15 Jun)

    MORE than 60 percent of the entire population of South Sudan are battling severe hunger, a new report by the United Nations (UN) has revealed.

    The record number comes from a peace deal between South Sudan’s warring sides that was agreed nine months ago, ending five years of conflict said to have plunged two million people into near starvation. Despite the emergence of the original two million figure, a famine was never declared. The situation was attributed to food shortages made worse by delayed rainfall and the conflict itself, that killed more than 400,000 people.

    Hsiao-Wei Lee, of the World Food Programme (WFP), said: “Every year, hunger reaches new and unprecedented levels in South Sudan with millions of people unsure where their next meal will come from, particularly at this time of the year when hunger peaks from May to July.”

    I hope that means a harvest will come in after July. If they’ve had a reasonably stable period for the last 9 months maybe it will be enough.

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘19.30 deaths per 1000 population’

    So, for 1,000,000 population that’s…. 19,300.

    Multiply by 40, that’s…. shit….

    772,000 people.

    158,500 punters carked it in Australia in 2016. Say, 27 mill population. So if Australia was even 30 mill, 3/4 of Sudan, that would be (hang on)…. 198,125. So, if we extrapolate for relative population size –

    Fuck it. What the man said. Waaaaaay more likely to go toes up in Sudan than here.

    Duh.

  131. Steve trickler

    You have to like her. ( :



  132. Knuckle Dragger

    I may move to Sudan to start an undertaking concern.

    I will need reliable suppliers of both concrete blocks and cable ties.

  133. I will need reliable suppliers of both concrete blocks and cable ties.

    No probs with the cable ties but posting you concrete blocks will cost a fortune.
    How about polystyrene foam cut to size and painted grey?

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    MV,

    Perfectly acceptable.

    Most will be re-used anyway.

  135. Pinning bacon rashers to the sides and scattering them on the deck would probably work.

  136. Mark A

    memoryvault
    #3044253, posted on June 16, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I will need reliable suppliers of both concrete blocks and cable ties.

    No probs with the cable ties but posting you concrete blocks will cost a fortune.
    How about polystyrene foam cut to size and painted grey?

    I think you’ll need none of that, mostly a shroud is used and you have to be quick about digging holes too.
    There can’t be a long delay between death and planting.

  137. I think Knuckles is looking for a way to ensure death in the first place.
    For actual disposal all he needs is some halal certified crocs.

  138. Knuckle Dragger

    Mark A,

    KD Undertakers will use a composting method, via hippos and crocs.

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    800,000 shrouds? Every year?

    I’m not made of pesos.

  140. MatrixTransform

    Interesting responses to the AFL nanny rules.
    More than a few comments on national radio over the last few days.
    normies are now taking sides.
    lmao

    How will Big Sister tut-tut us all into submission AND get paid?
    I reckon they’re a bit stupid

    fucking woke-ness … ruinable energy, transvestite politics, feminism that cant change a light bulb…and its all a business? Might as well get us all building pyramids for what its worth

    5000 yrs of written history and they reckon theyve got the answers?

    doubt it.

  141. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3044260, posted on June 16, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    800,000 shrouds? Every year?

    I’m not made of pesos.

    In olden times a true believer wore a Turban which also became his shroud.

  142. Mark A

    MatrixTransform
    #3044261, posted on June 16, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    fucking woke-ness … ruinable energy, transvestite politics, feminism that cant change a light bulb…and its all a business? Might as well get us all building pyramids for what its worth

    5000 yrs of written history and they reckon theyve got the answers?

    doubt it.

    Not sure the question was formulated yet never mind the answer.

  143. MatrixTransform

    cryptic innit?

  144. DrBeauGan

    I got my ESTA approved but can’t print it here..

    Walked a kilometre to the Sagrada familia. It’s contemporary mock gothic and slightly hideous in my view.

  145. MatrixTransform

    I’m not made of pesos.

    why does this remind me of Kenny Everett?

  146. 800,000 shrouds? Every year?
    I’m not made of pesos.

    You’re not thinking laterally, Knuckles.
    All those dead, decomposing corpses?
    Consider the disease implications.

    You should be able to hit the WHO up for at least a grand per body disposal fee.

  147. Fisky

    Oh wow. Look at what the toxic apologist Waleed Aly published in the New York Times a month before the election. Bad call, Waleed!

    Is This the End of the Line for Nationalism in Australia?

    MELBOURNE, Australia — Just two months ago, Australia seemed destined for what the country’s commentariat calls a “Tampa” election. That’s local shorthand for a campaign characterized by race baiting and scare tactics about refugees — a term derived from the 2001 election a few months after the government of Prime Minister John Howard ordered special forces to board a Norwegian freight ship called the MV Tampa, carrying more than 400 rescued refugees, to prevent it from reaching Australia.

  148. egg_

    Is This the End of the Line for Nationalism in Australia?

    Squalid’s Waheely bin calling it badly, lately.

  149. calli

    Fisheries Minister Gail Gago says fisheries officers and Fishcare volunteers will patrol many fishing spots to check bans are being complied with.

    Shire “Shirrifs”.

    Gladly doing orc-work.

  150. calli

    Correct…also cults, as well as being secretive, like to prey on people’s money.

    Another feature is the preying on young women. The cult leader and maybe special “elders” always get their pick of the women, most usually under age girls.

  151. calli

    Breakfast overlooking Emerald Lake. Large, blue-green and exquisite. The woodland comes right down to the waters’ edge and is reflected back.

    Small birds dart among the trees. The understorey of wildflowers are the type of thing we buy at the cool-climate garden centres. Tilted, seamed snow-capped peaks tell the story of glaciation and plate collision.

    The Beloved, ever the accountant, observes that Canada has only 5% GST. I hope the view isn’t lost on him.

  152. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #3044266, posted on June 17, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I got my ESTA approved but can’t print it here..

    Walked a kilometre to the Sagrada familia. It’s contemporary mock gothic and slightly hideous in my view.

    Been there a couple of times and enjoyed the spiritual aspect, but as a building I rate it not.
    Among the cathedrals of Europe it is the least appealing.

    I prefer St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna any day.
    True gothic, romanesque style.

  153. Old School Conservative

    calli, I stayed at Emerald Lake one winter. The lake was frozen and the surrounding mountains covered in snow.
    Loved it so much that I chose one photo of that vista to be the screen picture on my laptop.
    Brings back happy memories every time I fire up the old girl.

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Incoherent Rambler – and having read my articles, what is your opinion on the validity of pre-Galfridian vs post-Galfridian ‘Arthurian’ texts?

  155. None

    Walked a kilometre to the Sagrada familia. It’s contemporary mock gothic and slightly hideous in my view.

    Retire to the nearby park for a cigar and a round of boules with some locals.

  156. The Beloved, ever the accountant, observes that Canada has only 5% GST. I hope the view isn’t lost on him.

    Each province also levies a GST (or whatever it is called) of varying amount.

  157. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Areff emailed to suggest I link interested Cats to my latest piece which is currently running top of thread on Quadrant Online, having been in the June Magazine issue for ten days now. Unfortunately I lack the skills to successfully link via my phone but there is a generic link on the sidebar to your right.

    Just more stick to beat me with for some ungenerous types here, I emailed back to him.
    However, others may have more interest in a long ago coming-of-age memoir.
    We were, after all, every one of us, thirteen years old once.

  158. DrBeauGan

    Retire to the nearby park for a cigar and a round of boules with some locals.

    Too energetic for me, but the local piazza has something going on most of the time. This morning it was pro Catalan independence speeches which wasn’t exactly exciting, but this evening it’s a rock band and girls dancing. Last evening it was competing groups forming human pyramids. I like Barcelona, it’s so lively. Makes Perth look like a dead hole..

  159. None

    All of the southern Mediterranean makes Australia look like a cemetery. I love Barcelona and Spain overall although parts of the Costa del Sol have been totally destroyed by the Brits. Enjoy enjoy Dr BG

  160. Zyconoclast

    Brazilian mother, 27, and her lesbian lover, 28, ‘tore off her nine-year-old son’s penis before beheading him because he reminded her of her father

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7146517/Brazilian-mother-27-lesbian-lover-28-tore-nine-year-old-sons-penis.html

    Rosana Candido, 27, and Kacyla Pessoa, 28, also allegedly sewed a fake female sex organ onto the body because he ‘wanted to be a girl’ before scraping the boy’s skin off his face.

    They also tried to gouge out his eyes using a knife after mother Candido stabbed her son Rhuan a dozen times.

    The child was killed and mutilated at their home in Samambaia, about 20 miles from the capital Brasilia.

    The two women are said to have told investigators they used ‘rudimentary tools’ because Rhuan ‘wanted to become a girl’.

    Local reports say: ‘After removing his penis, the women said they sewed an improvised version of the female organ onto the mutilated area.’

  161. Bubbles

    Went to the Hertfordshire County Show Sunday last.
    It was noice. Lots of Penelope and Stanleys in their ‘country clothing’. More Winnebago horse floats than at the RES. The officials wear suits and bowlers.
    I fell in love with pony trap raceing. Little four wheel tandem carts, called scurries, pulled by a pair of little horses (Welsh, New Forrest or even big Shetlands). Little nags scream around a tight course with switchbacks, narrow gates etc while the passanger throws xself around like a sidecar racer. Hilarious; baby Ben Hur.
    I had to run between the beer tent and the grandstand so as not to miss the action.
    Absent were RoP, Yardies, Russians, brown people in Bently convertables, chavs, tatts, the filth and other London cesspit life forms.
    Gotta love rural England.

  162. Tom

    Johannes Leak #2 (“John Lyons” is the former Paywallian journalist now at Their ABC, who is so Abbott-deranged he accused the former PM in 2014 of wanting to invade Iraq — publication of which was one of the Paywallian’s most embarrassing blunders).

  163. Tom

    The Herald Sun‘s Chris “Roy” Taylor thinks the only people who booed Adam Goodes were “white supremacists”. (Roy’s one of very few young cartoonists who’s funny most of the time, but he’s also a millennial idiot.)

  164. Tom

    Steve Bright (London Sun) on Tory party leadership contender Rory Stewart.

  165. Mark A

    Zyconoclast
    #3044287, posted on June 17, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Very disturbing story Zyco.
    The world is full of sickos and we are encouraging them.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    This is what real flying is about.

    If the pilot claims he has got “three greens” undercarriage indicators, he is bragging.

  167. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks for the cartoons, Tom.
    Rowe absolutely sticks it to Abbott again.
    Brilliant.

  168. Win

    Than you Roberto for the update on the Moon and Jupiter. I have just seen them disappear into the trees. If my globe trotting days are over at least I can follow the moon and the stars with the Cats.

  169. bespoke

    Mark A
    #3044303, posted on June 17, 2019 at 4:32 am
    Zyconoclast
    #3044287, posted on June 17, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Very disturbing story Zyco.
    The world is full of sickos and we are encouraging them.

    Indeed. Conservative and libertarian politicians are to dumb to realize politics is downstream from culture and ‘progressives’ aim to win not compromise.

  170. 2dogs

    Looks like history is being rewritten again.

    It seems the early part (mid 1980s) of the story of the collapse of the Soviet Union is being erased.

    This “chilling warning” they describe resulted in Gorby’s push for Glasnost gaining a lot of credibility.

    I suppose, after the raids, the ABC is now a bit more understanding of the need for free speech. But actually linking the suppression of free speech to socialism would be a step too far for them.

  171. feelthebern

    Best.
    Rowe.
    Ever.

  172. bespoke

    Bette Midler

    @BetteMidler
    Everyone loathes Donald Trump,
    Including the Ladies he Humps.
    I predict you will see,
    He’ll begin World War III,
    By Tweeting while taking a Dump.

  173. Mater

    Bette Midler

    @BetteMidler
    Everyone loathes Donald Trump,
    Including the Ladies he Humps.
    I predict you will see,
    He’ll begin World War III,
    By Tweeting while taking a Dump.

    She’s angling for a Nobel Peace Prize, like Obama…and George.

    George Clooney, Nobel Prize Winner? LGBTQ Supporters Launch Campaign

  174. Ellie

    Lizzie, your piece over at Quadrant brought me tears of joy – an emotional equilibrium of sorts. I too have a coming-of-age memoir that occurred … well, it occurred. Not all memories should have us living as victims. I don’t.
    A beautiful memory.

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    Mark Robinson, footy writer for the Currant Bun and AFL360 talking head is usually someone I have a bit of time for in respect of matters football. Goes off the reservation from time to time, but generally worth having a look at.

    Until last night.

    Came out as a staunch supporter of the Behavioural Awareness Stasi, claiming that they were there to stamp out violence and that the game was better for their presence. Spectacular fail, all on its own.

    Compounded this morning, when he was shot to bits by the spotty young cross-eyed Fox reporter guy. Running a story on Marvel CEO Green’s public wind-back on the h-vis attitude cops*, Fox Guy had vision going of dozens of fluoro $1.50/hour people tut-tutting at the punters, then unloaded with:

    ‘However, a violent brawl broke out between two groups of supporters broke out at the end of the match. The Behavioural Awareness Officers and security were nowhere to be seen, and it was left to other supporters and the police to quell the disturbance.’

    Left jab, right cross, left rip to the liver, left hook, The End.

    *Green said, inter alia, ‘Public safety is our paramount concern.’ This is, of course the standard line – pioneered by Qantas – used when things turn to shit and no-one can work out what’s gone wrong, only that it will take some time to finally fix.

  176. 132andBush


    Thanks for the cartoons, Tom.
    Rowe absolutely sticks it to Abbott again.
    Brilliant.

    Yep
    He’s gone beyond “nailing” things.
    Getting better and better.

  177. Knuckle Dragger

    Broke out…… broke out……. broke out…..

  178. Tom

    AFL fans won’t be silenced: Kennett warns bosses ‘playing with fire’
    Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett has warned AFL bosses their sanctioned censorship of fans could ignite a dangerous backlash after security staff were accused of intimidation at matches in Melbourne on the weekend.
    “If the AFL is going to be the adjudicators of how people are participating in the game … or there is an ‘expression force’ that is coming in to tell people what they can say, they are playing with fire,” the former Victorian premier told The Australian.
    “The more the AFL tells the public whether they can boo or not, the more likely they are to go the other way. We have been doing it for 150 years, for goodness sake.”
    His concern came as Marvel Stadium chief executive Michael Green conceded yesterday there was an overbearing security presence at games on Friday and Saturday.
    Some members of the security staff, who wore bibs identifying them as “Behavioural Awareness” officers, patrolled the aisles and appeared to issue several verbal warnings to fans who were deemed to be barracking in an inappropriate fashion.
    The weekend’s activities proved a flashpoint in a season where there have been claims of cheer squads being silenced and undercover operatives being deployed to monitor behaviour, with fans clearly agitated by the manner they are being treated.
    Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien yesterday decried a “nanny state” mentality -encroaching on the code.
    “You know what? It’s not the opera. It’s not the ballet. People are allowed to cheer. People are allowed to shout. People are allowed to even boo occasionally,” he said.
    “I just hope that the AFL gets the balance right and they don’t get too heavy-handed on this, ¬because you don’t want to see the spark, the joy that a footy match provides, being taken away.”
    Hawthorn legend Dermott Brereton described the use of the “Behavioural Awareness” officers as “the most ridiculous principle the AFL has instituted in years’’.
    “It really angered me to see that,’’ he said. “How ridiculous to infringe on people’s basic human rights to go along and enjoy their lifestyle, the way they have for over 100 years.’’

    Google the headline to RTWT if you don’t have an Oz sub.
    Link

  179. duncanm

    Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien yesterday decried a “nanny state” mentality -encroaching on the code.

    “You know what? It’s not the opera. It’s not the ballet. People are allowed to cheer. People are allowed to shout. People are allowed to even boo occasionally,” he said.

    who says you can’t do these things at the opera?

  180. John Constantine

    Once the head of their afl comes from a multi hundy million dollars and marries into a multi hundy millions, he ain’t doing a job just for a paltry few hundred dollars an hour.

    The establishment of the new proper way things are done and their new aristocracy uber alles.

    Football the approved way Makes You Free.

    Comrades.

  181. Knuckle Dragger

    To describe this complete AFL disaster as ‘over-reach’ would be similar to describing WW1 as ‘a bit of a cock-up.’

    Most people will generally be compliant with authoritarian decrees. Government recognises this, and uses it to its advantage in all manner of things during the plebs’ day to day existence.

    This current nonsense has managed to do what nothing else in history has in 150 years. In any other circumstance, put Collingwood, Essendon and Carlton supporters in a cage and within four minutes there’ll be entrails draped all over the sides, and people eating others’ livers and still-beating hearts.

    The BAO disgrace has now united all three tribes, who along with the other 15 also-rans have unleashed a tsunami of fury previously unseen in scale and venom. The AFL, having poked the bear once too often is now sitting back, holding emergency meetings around the clock and generally being bemused and thinking, ‘Oh.’

    The Romans tried this on with various Germanic tribes one. Teutoberg Gorge revisited.

  182. Peter

    From Powerline it seems Tim Flannery has reached international attention.

    Reviewing Collapse in Science magazine, Tim Flannery writes of “the CEO of an American mining company who believes that ‘God will soon arrive on Earth, hence if we can just postpone land reclamation for another 5 or 10 years it will then be irrelevant anyway.’” Suddenly we’ve gone from executives who attend an unidentified congregation that believes this to an unnamed CEO who “believes” this. The next short step will be directly attributing this non-quotation to the unnamed CEO.

  183. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘football the approved way Makes You Free’

    Funny.

    And terrifying.

  184. duncanm

    Ellie,

    thanks for linking to Lizzie’s piece – I’d looked for it earlier but with no luck.

    Lizzie, kudos – a wonderful read first thing in the morning; a stumbling romance from youth.

    All the best.

  185. Seco

    Israel Folau being stalked by The Australian as they cover and print his latest sermon in a further attempt to demonise him. Is Allan Joyce on the board of The Australian too?

    Former rugby star Israel Folau has targeted transgender children as the focus for his latest attack on gender and sexuality, saying gender fluidity was the work of the “devil”.

    At a sermon at his Sydney Church yesterday, Folau escalated his attacks on homosexuals, after his Instagram post declaring gays were going to hell cost him his $5 million contract with Rugby Australia.

    He restated that homosexuality was a sin and claimed the devil was behind primary school children being allowed to decide if they wanted to change gender.

    “In today’s youths and everything, they are allowing young kids in primary school to be able to have the permission to change their gender if they want by taking away the permission of the parents,” Folau said in his Sunday sermon at The Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst in Sydney’s outer northwest.

    “Now they are trying to take control as a government to make those decisions for young kids who are basically 16 years old or young, they don’t even know what they are doing.

    “This is what the devil is trying to do,” Folau said, “To instil into this government, into this world, into society, and it is slowly happening.

    “They say that a man and a man should be able to be married and there is nothing wrong with it. This buys into the theme of pleasing man rather than pleasing God and standing up for the truth,” Folau continued in the sermon, which was posted to the church’s Facebook page.

    Folau criticised “westernised” modern values, and urged true believers of Jesus Christ to “profess him wherever we go”.

    “True believers in Christ, are we going to follow through and profess him wherever we go,” he said, “Are we too scared because we might be cast out by our workplace or cast out of somewhere because we’re not liked or loved by those around us and don’t believe the same thing we do?

    “You might be the only born-again Christian in that workplace, you might feel a bit awkward with your co-workers because they are in the world and you’re not,” he said.

    Folau levelled accusations at churches for allowing gender fluidity and homosexuality to continue under their watch and he said, that non-Christians “say bad things” about churches because they “allow those things to happen”.

    He said pastors and religious leaders were too eager to please, to “climb the ladder” and were not passing on the true values of Christianity.

    Folau has begun a legal challenge against Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate his contract and is seeking up to $10 million in damages.

  186. Seco

    Sorry, been posted already. I don’t stay up all night like other Cats. 😉

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    Aaaaand just when the Gothic Swamp Donkey thought the AFL’s monumental spack attack had given her a bit of breathing space, I. Folau doubles down by roasting homos and transgendery types during a sermon yesterday.

    Perfect.

  188. Cassie of Sydney

    “Seco
    #3044329, posted on June 17, 2019 at 7:23 am
    Israel Folau being stalked by The Australian as they cover and print his latest sermon in a further attempt to demonise him. Is Allan Joyce on the board of The Australian too?”

    My thoughts too…I am about to terminate my subscription….I have snapped. I wrote a comment yesterday about Amanda Knox…which they published and it received many likes…then last night it was suddenly “rejected” and taken down. I have written an email asking why… no reply. Whilst some of the senior editors understand the type of people who comprise their subscription base…the young activists think that they can transform the newspaper into a leftist rag along the lines of the stinking, sneering anti-Semitic Morning Herald, the Guardian and The Age.

  189. Seco

    The AFL is hilarious at the moment, never has an organisation been so keen to shit on their customer base yet they seem genuinely surprised that the fans are rebelling.

    MacLachlan is shocker, unfortunately he’ll just land an even higher paying job despite leaving the AFL a smoking ruin.

  190. Cassie of Sydney

    “The Romans tried this on with various Germanic tribes one. Teutoberg Gorge revisited.”

    I love the story of the Teutoburg Forest battle….actually it wasn’t really a battle…it was an alliance of Germanic tribes ambushing and obliterating three whole Roman legions.

  191. Knuckle Dragger

    Why does the MSM persist with the term ‘transgender children’?

    Society and the (current) law dictates that until they’re 18 years of age the onus is on the Big Machine to prove they know the difference between right and wrong. And now the same Machine wants us to believe that they can themselves change their entire gender, the source of their being?

    When I woz a young lad, I wanted to be a fireman. Race around in big red trucks making lotsa noise, putting fires out, saving punters from burning houses. That sort of thing.

    *squints*

    My God.

    Have I, for all these years, been [gulp] trans-firey?

  192. Cassie of Sydney

    And just to show you how the Oz is scraping the bottom of the barrel….the Folau headline is “Israel Falau targets gays, transgender children in latest Sunday sermon”….with no comments allowed. Why no comments? Because the progressive activists writing these hatchet jobs know that the comments will run 10 to 1 in Folau’s favour.

  193. Knuckle Dragger

    Cassie,

    Yup. An alliance of tribes who, left alone would have been content happily chopping each other into bits for eternity.

    But no. The Italians poked their noses in where they weren’t wanted and got the thrashing of a lifetime.

    The AFL similarity is unmistakeable.

  194. feelthebern

    The media is already providing cover for Albo.
    “Why Albo ditched Setka”.
    In the news.com.au stable today.
    The msm know that this will be a mill-stone around Albo’s neck.

  195. feelthebern

    I read that the Folau sermon was posted to his churches fb account.

  196. feelthebern

    Has anyone seen “Trump Heights” ?
    Incredible trolling by Bibi & Trump.

  197. Cassie of Sydney

    Jeff Kennett is today’s Oz….

    ““The AFL has tried to be the ­social umpire on every issue and that is wrong,” he said.

    “That is not why the AFL was set up. They were set up to administer the code of football. One of the great strengths has been that you can participate as a fan, wave your arms and scream … as much as you like and people invariably leave in good spirits.

    “This is a very orderly competition. If the AFL are now going to say, ‘This is how you are going to behave’, you are going to end up with arenas of turnips where people are sitting there mute.”

    So why has it taken so long for people and particularly politicians, such as Kennett and others, to speak up. The point is that the AFL has been playing and spruiking progressive politics now for years…it was inevitable that it would give rise to this kind of dystopian scenario where you have “Behavioural Awareness” officers” roaming through the crowd and monitoring behaviour….straight out of Orwell.

    I look at the pictures of the protesters in HK and I think….wow….these people are brave, they value freedom and they are willing to take to the streets….whilst we here in Oz have become emasculated and neutered.

  198. Farmer Gez

    Worst country to live in in terms of dying, according to CIA Factbook, is SOUTH SUDAN with 19.30 deaths per 1000 of the population.

    Ban Glyphosate, red meat, fertiliser, diesel and we’ll be right there with them.
    All brought to you by lady lawyers and the feelz.

  199. Cassie of Sydney

    How long before the AFL and their “Behavioural Awareness officers” are checking people’s facebook accounts? Probably happening already.

  200. MatrixTransform

    how to Red Pill normies en masse?

    Hmmm …how about the footy?
    Der like how?

    What about simply declaring plain old normal behaviour as a “problem” that we simply have “do something about” and then employing a bunch of Stasi to police them.

    Cant be long before your MCG ticket costs double because everybody sporting bollox needs to accompanied by a Behavioural Escort.

    Facial recognition and seat numbering will help direct the midnight flying squads where to best direct their efforts.

    Somewhere Terry Gilliam is playing Pirate Snap with George Orwell

  201. MatrixTransform

    Good to see you catching down Cassie.

    I eschew’d all local media about 3 years ago.
    I’ll read the rags in a cafe while having a coffee and toastie.
    But never ever, under any circumstances read them online.

    3aw driving in or out of the city is enough
    I’d rather listen to Bloody Frank Walker from National Tiles, The Drain Man, One Buck Budget Trucks and Winston with a Y …. than read an article from a “news source”

  202. Farmer Gez

    ABC news report a claim by a loony lady researcher in Queensland that CLIMATE CHANGE is causing wallabies to go blind.
    Some blind wallabies have been rescued from suburban areas that seem blind.
    Craziness at depth dutifully delivered by their ABC Pravda.

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    Behavioural Awareness Officers should be booed en masse by crowds whenever they make an appearance.

    Followed by the traditional ‘You’re going home in the back of a Stasi van’ whenever they eject someone for frowning at the wrong time.

  204. Cassie of Sydney

    “He said pastors and religious leaders were too eager to please, to “climb the ladder” and were not passing on the true values of Christianity.”

    Folau is 100% right.

  205. Mother Lode

    Sheree Panetta said she copped a $337 fine after one of her passengers was video-calling while in the front seat next to her.

    I will assume the logic is that if the passenger is doing facetime then the driver might look across too.

    The law is there to stop people from possibly breaking another law.

    I doubt it is merely because it could be a distraction – given the thickets of signs that hammer motorists with orders every goddam metre, and great luminous advertising banners which require a more sustained focus to glean the information.

    I wonder, when they debate legislation, if anyone has ever said “Maybe this goes a bit far…”

  206. Knuckle Dragger

    A spokesman for the blind wallabies said they as a group had heard about the potential consequences of excessive masturbation, but they paid it no heed.

    ‘No comment’ was his response to a question in relation to gender fluidity.

    Raelene Castle was on her third breakfast and unable to come to the phone.

  207. Tom

    Cat Consumer Service: if you buy cheap batteries to save money – like I just did at my local IGA (yellow “Platinum” brand $3.99 for 4 X AAA) – they don’t even last a month sitting in their packet before they lose their charge.

    My brother – an electronics technician – already knew that when I told him. I was shocked.

    Just stocked up with some new Everyreadys. Don’t buy cheap batteries. Cheap batteries are shit
    (h/t Arky).

  208. MatrixTransform

    What are they gonna do?
    Frown and tut-tut?
    Or, are they gonna team up and start dragging punters out?
    I predict it will end in tears…just sayin’

    Congratulations AFl you monumental fucking retards.
    You’re about alienate and marginalise the people that provide yr income.
    And you’ll turn a normal footy crowd into a baying mob that will take yr Diversity Polis and fuck them up.
    After that then what?
    Reckon you’ll get VikPol mustered to bring batons and mace into the footy crowd to enforce compliance?

    AFL and their media mates have just manufactured the AFL riot.
    Who the hell on the AFL board is directing this gibberish ?
    Do they have their own Blue Lipped Morticia calling the shots like the Rugby losers do?
    Maybe they have a single set of Cahones that they pass around like a perpetual Trophy.

    Do as yer told and you get to sport the Trophy Nutz for a week … could wear some shorts and hang one out like old times eh?

    Get woke … go broke

    ps Good on yer Dernie (even though I thought you were a fuckwit at school

  209. Cassie of Sydney

    “He said pastors and religious leaders were too eager to please, to “climb the ladder” and were not passing on the true values of Christianity.”

    Folau is 100% right. Think about it…name a recent Australian religious leader who actually went into battle against the progressives and their daily putrid shit of SSM, global warming and all the other crap that the left spruik on a daily basis? This religious leader refused to capitulate and he refused to kowtow to the progressives. Why it was Cardinal George Pell….a very formidable conservative Catholic. Now whilst I don’t think that Folau and Pell would agree on much theology and yes they probably wouldn’t even like each other’s creeds, I can’t help thinking that Folau is the next target of the progressives to completely annihilate. They did it with Pell and look where he is now…convicted on lies and languishing in a prison cell (hopefully for not too much longer). I can’t help thinking that the media are now going after Folau…..the way they went after Pell. We will see how this eventuates but I feel that Folau is now the target of the progressives and their useful scum in the media…why else would The Oz and other media outlets publish the story of his sermon.

  210. Roberto

    DrBeauGan

    Walked a kilometre to the Sagrada familia. It’s contemporary mock gothic and slightly hideous in my view.

    I agree. It’s very unattractive.

  211. JohnJJJ

    “Behavioural Awareness Officers” Great, I’m available. How much does it pay? Do I get a gun?

  212. Percy Popinjay

    security staff, who wore bibs identifying them as “Behavioural Awareness” officers

    This is beyond parody. It’s almost unbelievable there are sanctimonious busybody wankers who would willingly be seen in public acting in such a “role”.

    I no longer recognise this country or what it is increasingly morphing into – some sort of bizarre transexual mooslamic woke hipster totalitarian granny state, where poking fun at idiots is banned and people are expected to enjoy being incessantly hectored by their self declared betters in the politico/meeja/quackademia carbon frei industrial complex.

    What a pack of useless imbecilic flogs a significant number of Australians have become. Absolutely pathetic.

  213. Johno

    Tom,
    Trot along to Bunnings, a pack of 30 AA batteries cost $9 and last longer than eveready ones. They are called Varta.

  214. cohenite

    Keep an eye out for this new book:

    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

    By Greta Thunberg

    It is chock full of doom, imminent, and demands for civil disobedience and nihilistic instructions not to bother learning because the main thing to learn is the world is going to end in 12 years time. It is ghastly.

  215. Johno

    AAA VARTA batteries $10 for a 24 pack. The ducks nuts.

  216. stackja

    Seco
    #3044329, posted on June 17, 2019 at 7:23 am
    Israel Folau being stalked by

    Daily Telegraph too.

  217. lotocoti

    I look forward to AIG merging with Omni Consumer Products.

  218. To describe this complete AFL disaster as ‘over-reach’ would be similar to describing WW1 as ‘a bit of a cock-up.’

    More power to the AFL’s elbow.
    I stopped taking my kids to stadium sport when they were little because I got tired of them being exposed to anti-social behaviour by boozy attention seeking bogans – probably the of the same ignorant ilk, some of whom post here.
    They never learned basic good manners, and probably never will.
    They should not be inflicted on reasonable people.

  219. Percy Popinjay

    Tom – have you not heard of rechargeables? Slightly higher initial outlay, but they make sense in the long run.

    I’ve been using the same energizer AAs for well over five years.

  220. MatrixTransform

    Do I get a gun?

    after removing yr bollox

  221. Knuckle Dragger

    There’s been a bit about the Behaviour Awareness Flogs this morning, and deservedly so.

    I would like very much so see this ‘additional training’ package that bog-standard security muppets experienced prior to their elevation to Moral Cop.

    What are its contents? What EXACTLY are they taught is acceptable and what isn’t?

    Is there list of banned words? A decibel count for yelling? Exactly what level of non-compliance warrants a warning, and what is the trigger for ejection?

    Are there mitigating factors like rain or a heavy team loss? What can and can’t we do, and even more importantly – who decided the benchmarks?

    Spell it out, Gill. Enquiring minds want to know. Specifically, about 300,000 of them every week.

  222. Cassie of Sydney

    I see the Jooo hating bird shitter is back….and he laughably writes “I got tired of them being exposed to anti-social behaviour by boozy attention seeking bogans”…….it takes one to know one.

  223. This is beyond parody. It’s almost unbelievable there are sanctimonious busybody wankers who would willingly be seen in public acting in such a “role”.

    Probably the same kind of “sanctimonious busybody wankers” who take it upon themselves to abuse anyone posting here with an opinion varying from the Catallaxian politically correct orthodoxy.

  224. Cassie of Sydney

    “stackja
    #3044363, posted on June 17, 2019 at 8:40 am
    Seco
    #3044329, posted on June 17, 2019 at 7:23 am
    Israel Folau being stalked by

    Daily Telegraph too.”

    Yep…how long before Folau is accused of something he didn’t do…..just a matter of time.

  225. stackja

    Israel Folau targets gays, transgender children in church sermon

    Embattled former rugby player Israel Folau has intensified his attack on homosexuals and taken aim at youth undergoing gender treatment in a sermon at his Sydney church on Sunday.
    Mitchell Van Homrigh, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    Embattled former rugby star Israel Folau intensified his attack on homosexuals and criticised youths undergoing gender treatment during a sermon at his Sydney church on Sunday.

    Folau claimed homosexuality and gender fluidity is what the “devil is trying to instil in the world”.

    It comes just a few weeks after Rugby Australia ripped up his $5 million contract over a social media post in which he referenced the Bible to tell homosexuals that “hell awaits”.

    Speaking at The Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst, in northwest Sydney, the 30-year-old spoke about an event he recently attended in Melbourne, where a person in parliament spoke about the gender fluidity legislation, among other issues, that was being debated.

    “He spoke about nine points, one of the points … he is talking about the work of the sin, homosexuality, is in disguise to try and take over within this world,” he said.

    “You see in today’s youths and everything, they are allowing young kids in primary school to be able to have the permission to change their gender if they want by taking away the permission of their parents. Now they are trying to take control as a government to make those decisions for young kids who are basically 16 years old or younger, they don’t even know what they are doing.

    “This is what the devil is trying to do, to instil into the government, into this world, into society, and it is slowly happening. The sad thing is why a lot of people out there that are non-Christians say bad things about the church, is because a lot of the churches allow those things to happen.

  226. Tom

    Thanks, Johno and Percy.

  227. Nick

    What shits me as much about the AFL’s crack handed behaviour is that they love free speech when it comes to them shoving all manner of social issues down our throats without our permission. I find some of the AFL’s endless preaching offensive. Who do I call for assistance ?

    LL may well be right. It’s interesting that this has all come about following the Goodes film. Strange that Carlton was involved in both the dance and in the clampdown…

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