Tuesday Forum: June 18, 2018

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  1. Atoms for Peace

    I thank , in advance, those cats who will watch the Goodies, and report back to us. You are up there with the Q and A review squad.

  2. Tailgunner

    custard worked super hard and was a star.

    Damn right he is.
    Respect.
    His linking to pics of “car of the day” were 0/10 though.
    He’ll do better next time.
    Go Custard, mad lad!
    The movement needs soldiers like this.

  3. Black Ball

    The comedy ‘Taboo’ looks as interesting as examining a heamorrhoid under a microscope. Tonight the comedian discusses racism, complete with Muesli woman with a headscarf. White comedian of course. Black fella there with Aboriginal flag on his shirt. Will be giving it a wide berth.

  4. Leigh Lowe

    zyconoclast

    #3047519, posted on June 20, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has dismissed “outrageous” claims that Qantas was responsible for the sacking of Israel Folau by Rugby Australia, but he supported the governing body’s course of action.

    Translation:-
    If this goes to Court and me and the Vicar of Rugby have to give evidence under oath, it could get a tad awkward.

  5. woolfe

    If Corey had got Latham on board things may have been different. Corey never came across as having any fire in his belly, maybe having your snout in the trough long term does that. He also maybe thought he would lose next election, but then again the SA libs could dump him anyway. Hindsight.

    Anyway well done Custard! Much respect.

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Top o’ de page from de Toxic feckin’ Leprechaun.

  7. Infidel Tiger

    I really feel particularly for the people who handed over their hard earned cash to support the campaign. My own brother shelled out a grand in last few weeks and a very generous individual on these pages many times that amount.

    That’s disgraceful.

    AC never stood a chance and allowing people to donate to them was a terrible scam.

    I hope the AFP are investigating.

  8. None

    In what sense does this make him a businessman, let alone an award-winning one?

    and dude is a charity a for profit business now? How do you grow the market for a domestic violence business?
    I predict that within 2 years we will find our friend has been funneling donations to less than salubrious causes.

  9. None

    Yes every day we don’t hear about the outcome I fear for Cardinal Pell. I also don’t trust our fuckwitted LNP government because should Pell fail to get his conviction overturned he needs permission from the government to appeal to the High Court. Naturally the fake victim will get any such request granted but I doubt Morrison and The fuk Wit LNP is have any stomach for True Justice you should Pell wish to appeal.

  10. Leigh Lowe

    AC never stood a chance and allowing people to donate to them was a terrible scam.

    Trading whilst politically bankrupt?
    I kind of always had a feeling that Cory didn’t want to burn bridges.
    In fact he parked his fire truck next to the bridge day and night.
    I get that he bailed because of Trumble, but why didn’t he explicitly say that at the time?

  11. Tailgunner

    . I’ll keep my cap and tee-shirt for their possible value in the hands of my grandchild.

    Lol!!!
    I just bought an original Brisbane Bears scarf on eBay, $25.
    Fitzroy heritage scarf, new, from aflshop, $27
    AusCons merch? A senile Cat like Struth or Taulgunner might buy it in 30 years? For $40.
    Trolling your grandkids from beyond the grave?
    Priceless.

  12. Black Ball

    Leigh Lowe it’s exactly that. A complete sham. How can midget Joyce say that they had no hand in Folau being sacked, yet as principle sponsor of the Wallabies, can be satisfied with Rugby Australia’s decision? Can’t have it both ways.

  13. None

    I’m finding the Herald Sun salivating over Victoria’s euthanasia laws really quite sickening. It’s like that can’t wait for people to start killing themselves. Not a single journalist has pointed out that the Victorian legislation demands that people’s cause of death be put down as anything but suicide meaning there will be no meaningful way to identify those who have been killed and to vet the procedures and the administering doctors. Basically the Victorian Government has just legalized wholesale murder. One of my siblings in-laws was killed by the Victorian health system namely by a fuckwitted nurse who overdosed him. The surviving in law was just way too traumatised to take it further but god help me if I could ever take up the case on their behalf.

  14. Black Ball

    Now here is a conundrum. Football or Uncle Buck?

  15. Some History

    Quantass CEO: “Oy said to my spokesman, Ben Dover, we have to get our position straight”.

  16. Tintarella di Luna

    On Credlin – it appears the crepey-legged, skinned-rabbit armed, skinny-arsed former Foreign Minister performing stick insect was heavily pushing the extradition to China bill for Hong Kong. Surprise surprise

  17. bespoke

    Please God that is the appeal is upheld.

    Not me I’m hoping justice will prevail.

  18. Leigh Lowe

    I’ve still got my “Make Cory Liberal Again” cap.

  19. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    This blog won’t even let me criticise Cory.

    The auto moderation is self aware and needs to be thrown into molten steel.

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    The comedy ‘Taboo’ looks as interesting as examining a heamorrhoid under a microscope. Tonight the comedian discusses racism, complete with Muesli woman with a headscarf. White comedian of course.

    John Nolte takes on Hollywood comedy…

    Nolte: As Woke-Comedies Die at the Box Office Adam Sandler Breaks Netflix Record (19 Jun)

    The utterly useless Hollywood Reporter is blaming this death of comedy at the box office on everything but what is actually causing the death of comedy.

    A mere decade ago, comedies accounted for 25 percent of box office grosses; last year it was eight percent.
    In 2009, comedies grossed $2.5 billion at the box office; last year that number plummeted to a measly $1 billion.

    The truth is this…

    In movies, as is the case in all entertainment, content is king, content will always be king, and no one is interested in Seth Rogen’s views on Nazis and female presidents, in Mindy Kaling’s women-of-color lectures, in a feminist deconstruction of our beloved Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, in a remake of What Women Want that advertises as a gender-flip when it still trashes men, or in any of this other sanctimonious har-har-har crap.

    Hollywood is as funny as a gulag in Siberia these days. It says everything that the only guy who is selling anything at all is Adam Sandler. Nolte is on fire though:

    Nolte: Ratings for MTV Movie and TV Awards Collapse 46% (19 Jun)

    The ratings for the MTV Movie and TV Awards disintegrated by 46 percent when compared to last year, reports The Wrap.

    As if that number is not in and of itself humiliating enough, this now-totally irrelevant awards show managed to draw only 1.8 million viewers even with the advantage of airing on ten different Viacom-owned cable channels, not just MTV and VH1.

    Yes, you read that correctly: on ten different cable channels, only 1.8 million tuned in.

    There is obviously something going on, a real problem, but Tinseltown’s sycophants and apologists will continue to blame the Internet, streaming TV, blah-blah-blah-blah-blahdee-da… will continue to stubbornly refuse to address the real problem. You see, that is what the Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and Variety do: block and tackle for Hollywood, protect the industry, most especially the delusion that the whole world still loves them and agrees with them 100 percent, even as audiences flee in droves.

    The truth is that the Internet, 500 cable channels, video games, and other competition for the entertainment eyeball have been around for decades now, but it is only during these last few years that Every. Single. One. of these awards shows have lost their audience.

    The problem is obvious — Trump broke them.

    Because celebutards cannot handle losing elections, they all turned into Resistance Woketards, which has bled into every facet of entertainment, but nothing as much as these hideous awards shows.

    Man, a B-52 can’t drop as many stink bombs as this.

  21. Nick

    I feel sorry for Custard and Col Bosi, who I voted for,who believed and worked hard.
    As I said previously, the ACons just weren’t a serious enough party.

  22. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Hey fleeced if you are around, have you checked your homocysteine levels or any other bloodwork on NR?

  23. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Cory just did the Liberals dirty work. He stuffed small right wing parties and now returns to the Liberals and their ridiculous Senate voting rules they passed with the Greens.

    Expect a Ministry soon, of course.

    Hello brave new Senate comprised on of LNP, ALP and GRN loons.

  24. MsDolittle

    Sorry if this is old news but just received an official txt informing me that the Aust Conservatives are formally deregistering. No shit Sherlock.

  25. Ellen of Tasmania

    I already posted my analysis of his party’s failure to differentiate from the gliberals, so I won’t repeat it.

    I thought the difference lay in the fact that AusCons really meant it – whereas the Libs only pretend. I’m sorry it ended like this.

  26. rafiki redux

    Trolling my grandkids Tailgunner? I can’t follow you there, but no matter and not worth pursuing.

    I noted that Cory did not mention anything about the thousands of AC members and their future participation with the Liberals, although of course any moves could not involve the AC members list being provided to them. Maybe ScoMo will invite us to join up. I would rather be associated with Latham, but not as a member of PHON. Maybe that name will be modified.

    On the question of an appeal to the High Court from a CCA Victoria decision, I doubt very much that a Coalition Minister would have any input. My guess is that the leave is granted by the High Court.

  27. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    TG

    I’ll crack open a handels gold for you soon.

    Excise tax is far quing ridiculous. $1090.33 per kg of tobacco?

    DID WE LOSE A WAR?!

  28. hzhousewife

    I’ll keep my cap and tee-shirt for their possible value in the hands of my grandchild.

    I’ve got Mum’s “Joh for PM” T-shirt somewhere !

  29. Tailgunner

    Oh shit, we forgot about Bosi.
    He’d take Numbers in CatOctagon. Easy.
    Respect. He’s our Minister of War.

  30. feelthebern

    Iran shoots down US drone.
    John Bolton’s boner just got bigger.

  31. Cassie of Sydney

    I think Cory is a wimp….he wants back in because he lacks the b a l l s to keep the party going. It is what it is.

  32. P

    None
    #3047532, posted on June 20, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Who’d a thought that this old Catholic hymn would be relevant today:

    Faith of Our Fathers

    Faith of our Fathers! living still
    In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword


    Our Fathers, chained in prisons dark,
    Were still in heart and conscience free

  33. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    W

    I

    M

    P

    =

    P L A N T

  34. MsDolittle

    I feel sorry for Custard and Col Bosi, who I voted for,who believed and worked hard.
    As I said previously, the ACons just weren’t a serious enough party.

    Passionate candidates like Custard, Col Bosi and Kevin Bailey would have been ace in the Senate.

  35. feelthebern

    Cory the Cuck.

    Has a good ring to it.
    Almost Game of Thrones-esque.
    Cory of Castle Cuckold.

  36. MsDolittle

    Being an electoral co-ordinator for the AC was like herding cats.

  37. None

    Custard you need not feel bad about people who donate. All political donations I basically just that donations with no guaranteed returns. Even if the party continued everyone knew it was going to be an uphill climb and that one needed to plan for the very long term. Family first got in by basically fielding candidates in every electorate even though they were someone dodgy candidates on the whole and they could do that by using their assemblies of God network and creating a bit of Buzz. Sure they didn’t last long but Stephen Fielding did at least blow the whistle on the climate change scam and I didn’t mind Bob Day. I knew AC were cash-strapped that I had confessed that I started suspecting Cory’s heart was not in it in the last couple of weeks which was the only time I paid attention.
    But I was still happy to vote for them in the Senate because there was no way that I was going to vote for liberals and I will never vote for the LNP again. If the Australian Conservatives succeeded in nothing else but waking up people to the apathy of conservatives and the truth of Textor’s statements that conservatives don’t matter because they have nowhere else to go, that will be a start. But if Conservatives are stupid enough to keep voting for lemons just like Textor predicted – and even when they had an alternative – then you cannot complain because you’re just going to get the stupid government stupid voters deserve. Politics is downstream from culture. Always.
    I think you’re a champion for standing Custard and I hope your colleague Jonathan can get a job back real quick. Both of you should be proud of your efforts and for having a go.

  38. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The Cory thing might be a genius move or serendipitous, fortuitously good, dumb luck.

    Hopefully it makes all the ACP plebs mad as hell and they get based AF.

  39. Shy Ted

    Been walking my local beach for a decade now, just S of Adelaide and found all sorts of strange stuff left behind by beachgoers and even stranger marine stuff left by the tide. But today something caught my eye tangled in weed. Twas an octopus, recently expired, not just resting. So I untangled it. 20 minutes later I’m thinking WTF! I swim these waters almost daily for 6 months of the year or so and this monster’s been there waiting for me all this time. I spread it out and I swear it was 7′ across with tentacles the size of my forearms, the suckers still slowly moving. Naturally no camera so I thought I’d take it home and take some pics next to something a foot long for scale (never leave home without it). Had to give up after 100m it was so heavy. So I left it on the beach and hurried home, got said camera and headed back only to find the tide had raced in and it was nowhere to be seen. Aagh! I’ll lose all credibility at the Cat! Now I know I occasionally tell some unlikely tales on here, which are actually true, but I swear this this is exactly what happened.
    Apologies to the anally retentive Cats who like me to use paragraphs but when you’ve just wrestled the creature from the deep, a little grammatical latitude is surely allowed.

  40. Hello brave new Senate comprised on of LNP, ALP and GRN loons.

    They don’t even need the Greens.
    As of July 1 the LNP and Labor together will have an unassailable majority in the Senate.
    Welcome to the Age of the Socialist Progressive Uniparty- (S.P.U. (Pronounced spew).

  41. cohenite

    I think Cory is a wimp

    Cory is a big wimp, almost 2 meters, in all directions. Let’s face it, without Latham and our Pauline, and now the tough little nut Roberts, Australia’s conservatives would be a grey, sticky goo.

  42. None

    You could always boot Corey out of the AC and keep it going yourselves.

  43. Black Ball

    Excellent Bruce of Newcastle

  44. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “Aye, they called him Cory the Cuck…”

    *Such a strange fetish, cuckery. Reminds me of a joke about a honeycomb and an ass…”

    Yep, fits right in.

  45. Cassie of Sydney

    “MsDolittle
    #3047561, posted on June 20, 2019 at 6:23 pm
    I feel sorry for Custard and Col Bosi, who I voted for,who believed and worked hard.
    As I said previously, the ACons just weren’t a serious enough party.

    Passionate candidates like Custard, Col Bosi and Kevin Bailey would have been ace in the Senate.”

    Agree…well said. Here in NSW Bosi should have been first on the AC ticket….he wasn’t…he was second. The fact that he wasn’t still irks me. Sophie York may be a nice person but you need people who kick ass. Sophie always reminded me of a gushing jolly hockey stick.

  46. None

    Memoryvault it was always on the cards after they passed the senate reforms that the Greens would now be permanently ebsconced in the Senate as the third party. It would be almost impossible for minor parties to get up which is why One Nation’s success etc is fantastic but recall that the lefties are still very good at manipulating the preferences

  47. hzhousewife

    Basically the Victorian Government has just legalized wholesale murder.

    I have only had half an ear open to this issue, but I think I heard a description which said that the terminal drugs would be delivered to the person’s home, and any unused portion taken back “into custody”. Quite frankly, they have to recruit medical staff willing to do this.

    Similarly, you may demand to have an abortion as hard as you like, but there have to be other human beings willing to assist in the deed.
    I would expect Medical Professionals to have absolutely nothing to do with these scenarios.

  48. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Cory is a big wimp, almost 2 meters, in all directions.

    Didn’t he say he was our Donald J Trump?

    Low energy!

    Sad.

  49. None

    Cassie of Sydney

    #3047572, posted on June 20, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    spot on re Sophie, Cassie

  50. None

    Hz housewife -Victoria has the most draconian abortion laws in the world where buy a doctor cannot refuse to participate in an abortion. Even if his conscience dictates that he cannot participate in any shape size are formed the law requires a doctor to referral woman on to a doctor who will perform an abortion. There has already been complaints against doctors who have refused to do so and I recall one was at least being threatened with deregisration and jail.

  51. Shy Ted

    Uncle Buck. And feel free to shout at John Candy “fatty fatty fat fat”. I mean, what’s he gonna do?

  52. None

    Err stupid phone. Please excuse my typos Hz.

  53. Johno

    Hey, KD you about?
    what do you think of the KIWIS chances in the World Cup?

  54. Shy Ted

    I for one have missed Jacqui Lambie’ dulcet tones, considered opinions and meaningful insights and I genuinely welcome her back to the trough, sorry, Senate.

  55. Cassie of Sydney

    “cohenite
    #3047568, posted on June 20, 2019 at 6:26 pm
    I think Cory is a wimp

    Cory is a big wimp, almost 2 meters, in all directions. Let’s face it, without Latham and our Pauline, and now the tough little nut Roberts, Australia’s conservatives would be a grey, sticky goo.”

    Yes……..Cory never courted controversy or notoriety….you need a bit of both to attract attention and momentum…he would always shirk away from such confrontation. Pauline Hanson, Mark Latham and Malcolm Roberts know how to attract attention…and that is good….it is very good.

  56. None

    MsDolittle- it doesn’t sound like the AC attracted conservatives but rather a bunch of self-centred pratts. A pity because they did have some good candidates.

  57. None

    The thing is Bernardi used to attract controversy all the time when he was in the Senate say under Tony Abbott and at one stage even had to relinquish is parliamentary secretary position because of it. He really did wimp out this time.

  58. Stimpson J. Cat

    Cory has just redeemed every LDP supporter in the country.

    Outrageous.

  59. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Talk about an absolute mad lad:

    Building Underground House With Underground Swimming Pool

    Mr.Heang Update: In this video I’m going to show you about how to Build The Most Secret Underground House with underground swimming pool to avoid enemy with very simple primitive tools and ancient skill

  60. Tailgunner

    $1090.33 per kg of tobacco?

    Good stuff, Frankie.
    Pablo Escobar…a rank amateur.
    Comrades.

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    Iran shoots down US drone.
    John Bolton’s boner just got bigger.

    They didn’t have to.
    That’s two very large and expensive drones in two weeks (a $16m Reaper and a now a $182m Triton)
    As well as the Houthis shooting down a Reaper over Yemen the IRG tried to do the same in Hormuz.
    That suggests that the IRG is in deep domestic shit right now.
    Hamas and the Hezbies do the same thing when faced with this quandary. SQUIRREL!
    The poor plebs always suffer.

  62. hzhousewife

    Crikey, I didn’t know that None. IMHO unconscionable. Thank you.

  63. None

    Ms Dollittle why don’t you and other AC members text back to Cory that it’s up to members to decide if they’re going to register surely and if they want to cuck out Cory can leave and others can take on AC.

  64. Stimpson J. Cat

    Talk about an absolute mad lad:

    Cambodians.
    Always remember Angkor Wat.

  65. Tailgunner

    Twas an octopus, recently expired
    They’re your spirit animal, Shy.
    Thanks for the beach report.
    Overburdened? Get in here – what’s her name?

  66. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    On drones:

    Australia needs shit tonnes of these and the latest stand off precision guided missiles.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman_RQ-180

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Stand_Off_Weapon

    “No foe shall gather our harvest…”

  67. hzhousewife

    Shy Ted, that was a special experience, thank you for telling us about it. Nature is amazing.

  68. Empire 5:5

    Frank Walker from National Tiles

    #3047554, posted on June 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm
    TG

    I’ll crack open a handels gold for you soon.

    Excise tax is far quing ridiculous. $1090.33 per kg of tobacco?

    DID WE LOSE A WAR?

    Many battles, Frank. The war is still for the taking.

    We will win.

  69. Tailgunner

    Frank, and GAYJC,
    the “true libertarians ” will support the resistance?
    Go.

  70. Roberto

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3047505, posted on June 20, 2019 at 5:29 pm
    Facechook moderation chooks are not happy.

    Facebook’s Actual Thought Police Getting Crushed By Life; “Unworldly” Pressure Prompts PTSD, Death

    They described a filthy workplace in which they regularly find pubic hair and other bodily waste at their workstations. Employees said managers laugh off or ignore sexual harassment and threats of violence. Two discrimination cases have been filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since April.

    They said marijuana use is so prevalent that the site manager jokingly complained at an all-hands meeting that he had gotten a contact high walking in the door.

    The pong must be interesting.

    So it’s not just Facebook’s product that’s a cesspit. So are its offices.

  71. Tailgunner

    We need a big, balloon of Pablo Escobar.
    He’s our anticExcise meme.
    #perfect

  72. Bruce of Newcastle

    Building Underground House With Underground Swimming Pool

    After you get total claustrophobia in the underground swimming pool you can counteract it with utter acrophobia in this swimming pool (6 Jun). The artist’s rendition is enough to shrink your cojones to the size of peanuts.

  73. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    the “true libertarians ” will support the resistance?

    What’ve you got?

  74. Stimpson J. Cat

    That’s two very large and expensive drones in two weeks (a $16m Reaper and a now a $182m Triton)

    It’s only money.
    They can always print more.
    Look at the positives, this gets two fat deskjockey nerds out in the sunshine for a week or two.
    Winning!!!

  75. Armadillo

    Apologies to the anally retentive Cats who like me to use paragraphs

    It’s one keystroke. Hit the button that says “return”. At least occasionally.

    It’s not that difficult. Surely.

  76. hzhousewife

    Politics truly is not the place for a purist, compromise is the essence of democracy, purists require dictatorship.
    Bernardi is valuable in the Senate no matter what “Party” he belongs to – we need lots of strong independant candidates who can come to consensus on behalf of the whole country.

    The Greens are the ones to look out for and watch, they are ignorant idealogues, and ignorance is a difficult adversary.

  77. Empire 5:5

    Did JC come out? I wouldn’t have picked it. Not like the thank you LNP collect I trousered on the election.

  78. Stimpson J. Cat

    He’s lovable.

    Is that Adam Sandlers Dad?

  79. zyconoclast

    Greens defector Justin Field has teamed up with One Nation to push through a parliamentary inquiry into the government’s controversial plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall.

    The government plans to raise the wall by at least 14 metres, but opponents say it could irreparably damage parts of the Blue Mountains bushland in the event of a major flood.

    The establishment of the inquiry comes after months of controversy surrounding the raising of the wall, with a leaked draft report to government suggesting up to 1300 hectares of the world heritage listed bushland could be permanently damaged by floodwaters.

  80. hzhousewife

    That’s two very large and expensive drones in two weeks (a $16m Reaper and a now a $182m Triton)

    It’s only money.
    They can always print more.

    The expense is most likely in the software not the expendable hardware. Not as great a loss as at first thought.

  81. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Politics truly is not the place for a purist, compromise is the essence of democracy, purists require dictatorship.

    He didn’t even pursue a conservative agenda. Just some motherhood statements! “We’re too small to have detailed policies” – plenty of people here thought it was sensible.

    Stop forgiving this bloke and cut the Liberals out of your life forever.

    You should be damned angry. Don’t get angry at me for pointing it out.

    If you all go back to the Liberal party, every thing you have all said over the last six months is complete bollocks.

    Ricardo and Custard are stand up guys. They are simply too good for the rotten Liberals.

  82. Empire 5:5

    What’ve you got?

    It’s an information war. Oils aint oils.

  83. C.L.

    Dot, what’s your legal view of the appeal delay – if it is a delay – in the Pell case?

  84. None
    #3047579, posted on June 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Err stupid phone. Please excuse my typos Hz.

    I miss perview, it was my fiend

  85. Notafan

    No wonder no one picked up my left over caps and signs.

    I guess if Gladys shapes up okay I’ll hand out for her next time around.

    If AC deregisters I might join the LNP. Members must have a teeny tiny bit of influence on policy.

    They might need to hear some different opinions on say climate change.

  86. Notafan

    Or the DLP

    Though I’m under the impression they are a bit nutty.

  87. Roger

    …it appears the crepey-legged, skinned-rabbit armed, skinny-arsed former Foreign Minister performing stick insect was heavily pushing the extradition to China bill for Hong Kong. Surprise surprise

    Won’t be at all surprised if she scores a job as a consultant to a Chinese entity.

  88. Roberto

    rafiki redux

    On the question of an appeal to the High Court from a CCA Victoria decision, I doubt very much that a Coalition Minister would have any input. My guess is that the leave is granted by the High Court.

    That’s correct. Leave to appeal is granted by the High Court, as stated on its website:

    There is no automatic right to have an appeal heard by the High Court and parties who wish to appeal must persuade the Court in a preliminary hearing that there are special reasons to cause the appeal to be heard.

  89. None

    I miss perview, it was my fiend

    lol it means I need to scroll down. I’m too lazy for that.

  90. Arky

    Wonder what will happen to the Australian Conservatives membership list and contact details.
    This whole thing stinks.
    If you don’t want to play anymore Bernardi, hand it over to the membership.

  91. None

    Thanks Rafiki and Roberto.

  92. will

    I might join the LNP. Members must have a teeny tiny bit of influence on policy.

    No they don’t. You are just there to donate money and time handing out how to vote cards and letterboxing

    They might need to hear some different opinions on say climate change.

    They are not listening.

    On a brighter note, the Palacechook fascist government’s new waste levy is now operating, and all productive enterprises will be taxed $75 per tonne for the leftovers from doing something productive and contributing to wealth and prosperity

  93. Eyrie

    ” suggesting up to 1300 hectares of the world heritage listed bushland could be permanently damaged by floodwaters.”
    Excellent, the fewer gum trees the better.

  94. Eyrie

    Cory Bernardi, never was, silver spoon, wanker with no ticker and no mongrel.

  95. None

    Won’t be at all surprised if she scores a job as a consultant to a Chinese entity.

    for some reason that just reminded me of that horrid image on one of the front Pages today with all those naked caucasian dancers with these seedy Asian guys in booths. Vomitoid.

  96. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    My view is unqualified C.L.

    The longer the worse it is with juries. You don’t know with judges. They can have high caseloads. Others have pointed out that acquittals from the bench have taken time.

    I get it, you’re nervous and anxious. I personally fear physical harm being done to the Archbishop.

    The case against was an absolute joke and I am shocked that Vivian Waller still has a practicing certificate (well, not really, read up on what crimes you can commit and still be on the rolls – up to including intimately abusing your daughter’s friends at a sleepover…).

    The whole prior accusation against Pell when he wasn’t in the country might be easy ammunition to show the fair trial principles in Pompano never had a chance of being upheld – “later on”.

    (I consider the old accusation to be like very poor, false criminal intelligence – used not judicially but in as much to contaminate the entire possible jury pool – as the Pompano principles have been compared to Kafka, then so is contaminating an entire State, nay, nation of jurors by a biased third party acting as an unsanctioned private prosecutor, rather Kafka-esque).

  97. None

    The giveaway that Cory Bernardi was not 100% in it was when he appointed Lyle Shelton as communications director. Shelton is a useless political operator.

  98. Roger

    The longer the worse it is with juries. You don’t know with judges. They can have high caseloads. Others have pointed out that acquittals from the bench have taken time.

    They won’t rush such a high profile case.

  99. None

    Lawyers for footy’s flog man have fired a legal letter to the AFL demanding a formal apology and retraction of claims he “ran across two bays of seats” to abuse umpire Mathew Nicholls.

    Excellent.

  100. None

    They have the option of freeing Pell and giving their reasons later.

  101. Empire 5:5

    Wonder what will happen to the Australian Conservatives membership list and contact details.

    They could send it to Killary for a bleach-bit and hammer, but Fort Meade already has it.

  102. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    One for Empire:

    Operation Mindcrime by QUEENSRYCHE

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    Interesting one for History Cats and Christian Cats:

    Deciphered Dead Sea Scrolls pose questions for historians (Jpost, 19 Jun)

    Two of the few remaining undeciphered segments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been deciphered, more than sixty years after they were first discovered.

    Deciphered by Prof. Ariel and Faina Feldman of the Texas Christian University, the segments written in semi-cursive script, folded and were encased in small leather remnants, like many examples of tefillin [phylacteries] found in the desert from the Second Temple period.

    However, unlike tefillin, which contain parchments quoting the Book of Exodus or Deuteronomy, the previously undechipered writing was found found to be prayers and the names of angels, components which are consistent with J-wish amulets, which whilst using holy words, did not directly quote from the Bible.

    The Dead Sea Scrolls date roughly from a few centuries before Jesus. The stuff about angels fits nicely with Paul’s letters: Gal 1:8 and Heb 1-2 (if Paul wrote H-brews). The J-ws in Jesus’ time seem to’ve had a thing about angels.

  104. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    That song has a kick arse 55 second solo as well. Damn. Could have been three minutes!

  105. Black Ball

    In what is becoming more embarrassing by the day Bruce of Newcastle, I would expect Australian academic flogs to suggest the Dead Sea Scrolls is actually the work of Aboriginal people.

  106. zyconoclast

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve first-of-its-kind legislation to suspend the sale of e-cigarettes in the city, amid concerns over underage use of the addictive nicotine products.

    The bill still requires final approval, but the board voted 11-0 to pass the ordinance on the first reading, telegraphing its intent to make it official as early as next week.

  107. Many more people have contributed through volunteering their time and energy to give our Party the best chance of success. It is important to note that our State Directors and campaign teams have operated in an entirely voluntary capacity with each doing what they can, when they can. Yours sincerely, Cory Bernardi

    In other words, “while loyalty is supposed to go down as well as up, I gave stuff all leadership or material help to anyone?” ?

  108. Roger

    In what is becoming more embarrassing by the day Bruce of Newcastle, I would expect Australian academic flogs to suggest the Dead Sea Scrolls is actually the work of Aboriginal people.

    Written on kangaroo parchment and transported to Palestine via complex technology as yet undiscovered?

    😉

  109. Bruce of Newcastle

    The longer the worse it is with juries. You don’t know with judges. They can have high caseloads. Others have pointed out that acquittals from the bench have taken time.

    The appellate judges are at ground zero of an oh shit moment.

    It’s obvious the evidence against Pell is ridiculous.
    It’s also obvious that any judge who overturns the conviction will be disinvited from every society party until the Sun turns into a red giant.
    Wicked choice.
    You’d want all your ducks lined up in a row.

  110. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The bill still requires final approval, but the board voted 11-0 to pass the ordinance on the first reading, telegraphing its intent to make it official as early as next week.

    Neo Prohibitionists.

    Illinois Nayzees made anew in the Bay Area.

  111. Exit Stage Right

    Very disappointed in the demise of the Australian Conservatives.
    Every week for the past two years I received an email from Cory Bernardi offering a glimmer of hope in a very dark phase of Australian Politics, producing platitudes of Common Sense. Mal the Turd was heading the country towards a Labor lite future of renewable energy scams and backing pretty much everything that Wee Willie was spouting. Cory was a small kernel of sensibility in a world gone mad.
    Along came ScoMo on his white horse and punctured the Shorten balloon big time. Yay! The country is saved and Corey racks his cue and returns to the fold-but hey, its pretty much the same as it was when you left, Corey. As others have observed, ScoMo is not the answer. He is not Mal the snake in the grass traitorous prick, but he ain’t our DJT either. Back to square one Corey.
    Maybe you served your purpose, but at the end of the day you lacked that extra something that would have set you apart from the rest of the Canberra rabble.
    You do talk Common Sense, but I suspect that these days you need a bit of the X factor to win over the Australian electors. You didn’t show it!

  112. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Welp

    I found out where Cliff Burton (Metallica) ripped off the riff for Call of Ktulu from. Which is weird because the Ozzy song sounds like Ziggy Stardust with a absolutely messed up progression.

    Ozzy Osbourne
    Published on Feb 13, 2015
    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Diary of a Madman · Ozzy Osbourne

  113. Top Ender

    Good story Ted.

    There are a lot of very interesting creatures out there in the sea.

    If you’re ever down in Jervis Bay go for a boat ride out to Bowen Island, in the mouth of the bay, and do some snorkelling in the inshore lee of it. Some nice orange cuttlefish more than a metre long. They often swim in schools, all pivoting together off the leader.

    Or from Bundaberg up on the Barrier Reef, if you hunt carefully you can often find a giant manta ray. They’re often on the bottom in sunny patches catching from sleep. They often have sand half over them so are hard to find. If disturbed they start to fly away, and if they are four metres in length and commensurately wide it’s like seeing the bottom of the ocean come to life.

  114. cohenite

    a href=”https://www.facebook.com/vincent.beaufort.9/posts/2364752986879893″>Lloyd on the latest bullshit UN AGW vomitfest in Bonn. The comments from BP are instructive:

    BP says last year’s global energy demand and carbon emissions from energy use had grown at its fastest rate since 2010-11.

    BP chief economist Bob Dudley says last year’s figures show that globally there was “a growing divide between societal demands for an accelerated transition to a low carbon energy system and the actual pace of progress”.

    Despite the continuing rapid growth in renewable energy last year, it provided only a third of the required increase in power generation, with coal providing a broadly similar contribution.

    Decarbonising the power sector while also meeting the rapidly expanding demand for power, particularly in the developing world, is perhaps the single most important challenge facing the global energy system over the next 20 years,” Dudley says. “Renewable energy has a vital role to play in meeting that challenge. But it is unlikely to be able to do so on its own.”

    What societal demand and why do we need decarbonising?

  115. Roger

    It’s also obvious that any judge who overturns the conviction will be disinvited from every society party until the Sun turns into a red giant. Wicked choice.

    The final cause of the law is the welfare of society (Justice Cardozo), not the social diary of the judge.

  116. None

    I see Andrew Bolt is trying to set up with family Dynasty.

  117. None

    The final cause of the law is the welfare of society (Justice Cardozo), not the social diary of the judge.

    you need to get out more Rodger. One of the appeals judges is on the board of Liberty Victoria who have had a real hate fest against the Catholic Church.

  118. Fisky

    Bernardi has admitted humiliating defeat and is now crawling back to the LNP! He claims it was because of Malcolm Turnbull, but let’s never forget, the full credit for destroying Turnbull goes to DUTTON. He dug in, stayed in cabinet, and when the time was right, he struck lethally. Off you go, Malturd, don’t let the door hit you, etc etc. Brilliantly played and vindicated by the underestimated Dutton. What did Bernardi achieve? Nothing. He should be lucky to get Number 2 on the Senate ticket next time.

  119. Ellie

    Frank Walker! Awesome music!

  120. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    What did Bernardi achieve? Nothing. He should be lucky to get Number 2 on the Senate ticket next time.

    Dutton should really look into that conferred Italian citizenship.

  121. C.L.

    Thanks for your response, Dot.

  122. Twostix

    Australian Conservatives were a cuck party DOA, controlled opposition by the liberal dries to protect the right flank against populist outbreaks.

  123. None

    Maybe Riccardo can boot Coreyy out and take on the AC leadership.

  124. Chris

    Monsty! Welcome back!
    How was Mueller-time?

  125. Empire 5:5

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3047634, posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:22 pm
    One for Empire:

    Operation Mindcrime by QUEENSRYCHE

    Why thank you, Frank.

    For the autists and patriots:

    https://youtu.be/AJOIqmlI65Y

  126. None

    Didn’t work two stixs since one nation siphoned them off anyway.

  127. Bruce of Newcastle

    I wonder what Riccardo could do with the Australian Conservatives organization?
    He’s a motivational speaker, and an ex-SAS LtCol.

    The common feature of all successful alternative parties in Europe and the US (ie Trump) is they are led by charismatic populists. That gives them cut through, which a bunch of policies on an internet website doesn’t do (unless you’re a political nerd like me). Cory is not a charismatic populist, but LtCol Bosi might be.

    The AC needs a charismatic leader. If Cory doesn’t want to do it anymore he should call a press conference and announce that Riccardo is now leader. Then Riccardo can run the show.

    If it needs to be formally put to a vote I think I can predict the outcome.

  128. Boambee John

    Exit Stage Right

    Back to square one Corey.
    Maybe you served your purpose, but at the end of the day you lacked that extra something that would have set you apart from the rest of the Canberra rabble.
    You do talk Common Sense, but I suspect that these days you need a bit of the X factor to win over the Australian electors. You didn’t show it!

    Sadly all too.true.

    The only X Factor visible at the moment is Mark Latyam, and he is handicapped by his leader, whose heart is largely with the Deplorables, but whose political skills are lacking.

  129. Cassie of Sydney

    “Fisky
    #3047660, posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:52 pm
    Bernardi has admitted humiliating defeat and is now crawling back to the LNP! He claims it was because of Malcolm Turnbull, but let’s never forget, the full credit for destroying Turnbull goes to DUTTON. He dug in, stayed in cabinet, and when the time was right, he struck lethally. Off you go, Malturd, don’t let the door hit you, etc etc. Brilliantly played and vindicated by the underestimated Dutton. What did Bernardi achieve? Nothing. He should be lucky to get Number 2 on the Senate ticket next time.”

    I think that is a very good summary Fisky. I also think that Dutton was emboldened and had backup from Tony Abbott, Andrew Hastie, Kevin Andrews, Craig Kelly, Michael Sukkar, Nicole Flint and a few others. Dutton was willing to take the flak last August….and amen to that.

    As for Bernardi….I do think he’s a wimp however the party may have had a greater chance had others…like Abbott, Kelly, Sukkar and so on….joined him at the AC…but they chose not to.

    Back to Dutton…we owe him a lot.

  130. None

    Cory has done over 20 years in the Senate I think but he’s also under the old super scheme so even if he loses out next election he will be sitting pretty for the rest of his life.

  131. Fat Tony

    Hi m0nty – not been sick?

  132. Cassie of Sydney

    “The common feature of all successful alternative parties in Europe and the US (ie Trump) is they are led by charismatic populists. That gives them cut through, which a bunch of policies on an internet website doesn’t do (unless you’re a political nerd like me). Cory is not a charismatic populist, but LtCol Bosi might be.”

    Spot on.

  133. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    C.L.

    If it goes to the High Court, the legal team ought to burn their bridges and have the case thrown out on technical grounds like juries being compromised to boot and indeed one of the (falsely) alleged crimes stricken off the books as unconstitutional vis a vis the external affairs power and the status of the ICCPR (articles 14.1 & 15.1 IIRC).

    There is nothing to lose if you go to the High Court. Your reputation be damned, a free man who gets off without a “proper acquittal” is better off and better off reputationally than a man who is innocent but behind bars.

    If the juries were all spoilt, then it would only be right to recognise it and have it front page news – ala why Waller, Fox et. al., pushed a narrative for so long.

    We ought to bring back barratry, as well as champerty & maintenance.

  134. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #3047650, posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:48 pm
    Cory Bernardi lol.

    Is Shrillary president yet? Is Shorten PM yet?

    If Cory is all you have to gloat about, you are in a sad position.

  135. None

    Agree, Dutton is the star in this. And he has the majority of support within the Liberal Party. Remember the lettuce leaf had to force their lot to back Morrison because Morrison had maybe 5 or 6 supporters on his own. I actually wrote to Dutton to thank you for standing for the leadership and seeing the end of that fuckwhit Turnbull. He certainly had more guts than two-faced limp-wristed Morrison.

  136. P

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3047635, posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Interesting one for History Cats and Christian Cats:
    Deciphered Dead Sea Scrolls pose questions for historians (Jpost, 19 Jun)

    I followed Barbara Thiering during the 70s. It led her to apostasy.
    I didn’t know her personally but I had a good friend who attended her lectures in Scripture at Sydney Uni.
    I read much of her findings and thoughts in the media and her followed her regular appearances on TV re the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  137. Roger

    you need to get out more Rodger.

    I do my best not to, society being what it is today.

  138. Bruce of Newcastle

    Teagardens north of Ncl is a nice place.

    Two planets which might support life found orbiting a red sun (19 Jun)

    Twelve light years away from Earth is Teegarden’s Star, a star roughly twice as big and twice as old as our Sun.

    Now, an international team of scientists, which included Israeli scientists from the Weizmann Institute, say that this red sun has two planets nearby which could possibly contain life.

    Claiming that both planets “are potentially habitable,” Dr. Ignasi Ribas from the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia told the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics that eventually we will see “if they are actually habitable and, perhaps, even inhabited,” National Geographic reported.

    The star – the 24th nearest known star to us – was named after the person who found it, NASA astrophysicist Bonnard Teegarden. It is an ultra-cool M dwarf, meaning most light it emits is infrared.

    The two planets circling it complete their orbits in 4.9 earth-days (Teegarden’s Star b) and 11.4 days (Teegarden’s Star c).

    Ok, it’d be like living next to a ginormous bar heater, but hey, extrasolar real estate is rare.

  139. None

    I can understand, Roger. But a little fresh air every now and then does one good.

  140. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Even Earl Scruggs knew that a hit song has to have a key change.

    Like this classic that basically sent the band batty because they hated it that much. (Uncle Tom’s cabin (2nd video) is a much better song and in fact the whole album is great, minus this):

    [Jani Lane turned into a sobbing alco basicallym and died young]:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjyZKfdwlng

  141. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    It’s amazing stuff Bruce.

    I think the first exoplanets were discovered in ’88/’89.

    If you said “there are probably trillions of ’em!” back in 1987, you’d probably had been punted from most “respectable” scientific institutions.

  142. Pickles

    Uncle Buck on Go. Great actor great movie. Here’s a quarter etc.

  143. Roger

    I can understand, Roger. But a little fresh air every now and then does one good.

    I do take a constitutional everyday, come rain, hail or shine, None.

    🙂

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hi m0nty! Hope you and family are well.

  145. Roger

    If you said “there are probably trillions of ’em!” back in 1987, you’d probably had been punted from most “respectable” scientific institutions.

    Come on down, Thomas Kuhn!

  146. Pickles

    Or Uncle Pickles as some might say.

  147. vlad

    Dot, what’s your legal view of the appeal delay – if it is a delay – in the Pell case?

    I’m not Dot, C.L., but this is an open forum so I’ll add my two cents and I’d say it isn’t a delay yet.

    The Brother Tyrrell appeal was heard on 26 February 2019 and judgment delivered on 15 March 2019, ie seventeen days later.

    Pell’s appeal was heard on 5 & 6 June, so if the court deliberates as long as they did in the Tyrrell case that only takes us to 23 June, ie this coming Sunday. If one counts according to “working days” the Tyrrell case took 13 working days for judgment; by that count one might hope for the Pell judgment on 25 June, ie next Tuesday.

    Either way the delay is not yet noteworthy.

  148. P

    Friday afternoon would be a good time for them to announce the findings of the Pell’s appeal.

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    I can’t help it, this story is irresistible.

    Costco is selling a giant, pink doughnut covered in M&Ms that supposedly weighs 2 pounds

    Recently, Costco shoppers in Australia began sharing photos of what appears to be Costco’s latest offering — a massive doughnut covered in pink icing, sprinkles, and M&Ms. According to one shopper, the treat weighs a whopping 900 grams, or about 2 pounds.

    Shoppers in Australia have reported spotting the giant doughnut in stores around Queensland

    Popping up on Instagram over the past few weeks, the jumbo doughnut seems to retail for about $15.99 AUD, or around $11 USD.

    There you go. If you live in Queensland you can buy 1 kilo donuts for 16 bucks each.

  150. vlad

    The Victorian Supreme Court goes on holiday from 29 June this year until resuming on 15 July. I don’t know if that applies to the Court of Appeal, but if it does I would hope the Court of Appeal would want to rule on Pell before the break.

    Either way I’d be looking for something to happen next week. If nothing does, I’d call that a delay.

  151. Indolent

    As of July 1 the LNP and Labor together will have an unassailable majority in the Senate.

    They always did, there’s nothing new about that. What I don’t understand is how the Greens managed to win a seat in every state on a much higher quota when they only had 3 continuing Senators.

  152. None

    Bless you, Roger. As you were.

  153. Leigh Lowe

    How’s therapy mUnter?
    Keeping the sessions shorten sweet?
    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.

  154. Empire 5:5

    More Earl Scruggs, a few years before he departed, with the finest bluegrass sessionists.

    https://youtu.be/yQIJuu3N5EY

  155. Notafan

    Thank you Vlad I was looking for the time lag for brother Tyrrell considering he was released after they handed down their decision

  156. Roger

    Either way I’d be looking for something to happen next week. If nothing does, I’d call that a delay.

    As they say, ” I concur.”

  157. Black Ball

    Openers set, hopefully flog Warner gets to 99 and is Mankadded.

  158. None

    Alan Joyce dismisses the suggestion Qantas was involved, but concedes he wanted action taken.

    Isn’t that interference in a contract to which it is not a party?

  159. Roger

    Bless you, Roger. As you were.

    Standing down, Ma’am.

  160. vlad

    It’s odd that the movie BANJO MAN never got a release even in the States.

  161. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    What’s the deal with these ATO muppets? Delaying your tax return by 1 month?

    Sounds like someone is running out of money.

    Someone like a bald fried chycken berger.

  162. Black Ball

    And why is Trent Bridge rectangular?

  163. None

    I’m sorry but the French code for free speech universities is a load of crock as it comes with all the usual speech killing crock about offence and discrimination
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/education/sydney-university-to-adopt-principles-of-terrific-free-speech-code-20190619-p51zd3.html
    My understanding is that the original sex and race discrimination acts concern discrimination in employment only not this thought police stuff.

  164. Gab

    “shorten sweet”

    LOL. I’ll pay that one, LL.

  165. None

    Gosh, I thought Trent Bridge was triangular.

  166. Gab

    Oh yeah. Tried the laptop again this morning and it’s no longer possessed.

    Don’y know how or why, just grateful it is functioning as it should.

  167. Gab

    Of course, my typing is still abysmal.

  168. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #3047696, posted on June 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    I can’t help it, this story is irresistible.

    Costco is selling a giant, pink doughnut covered in M&Ms that supposedly weighs 2 pounds

    What are the odds?
    Someone says “two pound doughnut” and, right on cue, up pops mUnter.

  169. custard

    John
    #3047680, posted on June 20, 2019 at 8:03 pm
    m0nty
    #3047650, posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:48 pm
    Cory Bernardi lol.

    Is Shrillary president yet? Is Shorten PM yet?

    If Cory is all you have to gloat about, you are in a sad position.

    +1

  170. custard

    Gab,

    Trump is still President, how good is that?

    Hope you’re well.

  171. None

    Of course, my typing is still abysmal.

    Ahem. I think I have that corner of the market franchised.

  172. Gab

    Is Shrillary president yet?

    No but Trump is STILL the President. 🙂

  173. Gab

    Very well, thank you, Custard. I’m still impressed by you and your efforts in the political sphere.

  174. custard

    This was my favourite moment of the campaign.

    https://youtu.be/Z57qx4cZkDM

  175. custard

    Could someone do the preview screen? Bloody IPad.

  176. Pickles

    That’s the one. Thanks Blackie. It is also said that I married Tia.

  177. P

    You did good, Peter. Thank you for your effort. You did good.

  178. the full credit for destroying Turnbull goes to DUTTON.

    Sometimes this blog is like George Orwell’s “1984”, where history is rewritten on a daily, often hourly basis. Dutton had nothing to do with the revolt of the backbenchers against Turdbull, he merely tried to take advantage of it once it was inevitable.

    Less than 24 hours prior, he and every other one of the LNP Cabinet signed a petition declaring unwavering support for Turdbull.

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    Quick! Someone send for Numbers, he’s needed desperately.

    Vietnam seeks Russian scientists to help preserve Ho Chi Minh’s body

    The Vietnamese government is forming a team of experts that includes several Russian scientists to help preserve the embalmed corpse of founding leader Ho Chi Minh, according to a report.

    The team is tasked with proposing scientific measures to indefinitely preserve the body of the former communist leader who died 50 years ago, Reuters reported.

    I propose he be placed in a humble abode in the dry air of inner western Queensland.

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    Just back from the slow learners’ room.

    Johno, the Kiwis are largely unfancied for some reason, but I like them and they put the Saffies to the sword last night. They have an excellent foil in Santner (who can hold the stick) to Boult and young Lachie somebody, who has a Yorker like Laseeth Malinga.

    Kane Williamson is their answer to Kohli, and while he’s not Kohli, if he gets going they’re near on unstoppable.

    I reckon they’ll give the silverware a shake.

  181. Stimpson J. Cat

    m0nty
    #3047650, posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:48 pm
    Cory Bernardi lol.

    Classic Monty.
    I’ve missed you.
    E3’s finally over, hey?

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    I knew the Montard was lurking somewhere.

  183. C.L.

    We ought to bring back barratry, as well as champerty & maintenance.

    OK, I’ll admit I had to turn to Google …

    [barratry] vexatious litigation or incitement to it (abolished as an offence in Britain in 1967).

    Why on earth did they abolish that? Is it extant in Australian law?

    [champerty] an illegal agreement in which a person with no previous interest in a lawsuit finances it with a view to sharing the disputed property if the suit succeeds.

    Yes, I can think of one person especially who has hitched her financial wagon to the Pell “victims.”

  184. C.L.

    Pell’s appeal was heard on 5 & 6 June, so if the court deliberates as long as they did in the Tyrrell case that only takes us to 23 June, ie this coming Sunday. If one counts according to “working days” the Tyrrell case took 13 working days for judgment; by that count one might hope for the Pell judgment on 25 June, ie next Tuesday.

    Indeed, Vlad. Apologies for saying earlier the appeal was heard several weeks ago.
    I lost a month there in my recollections.

  185. Knuckle Dragger

    Roger’s link, 4.53 pm;

    Great article on the Strait of Hormuz business.

    I was particularly interested in the 175 Iranian divers captured during the Iran-Iraq war and buried alive on advice from Mr Hussein. Recently dug up and retuned, their wrists still bound behind their backs by wire or similar.

    I don’t know why, but this pleases me.

    That and the combat dolphins.

  186. Fisky

    Yes, lol indeed m0nster. So much for the Shortenreich. Loser ran a pathetic Victorian-style campaign with a final week anti-Christian gotcha that failed spectacularly. Now fuck off back to Melbourne, weirdo.

  187. Arky

    Why on earth did they abolish that?

    ..
    Lawyers.

  188. Knuckle Dragger

    I didn’t realise Uncle Ho was dead.

  189. littledozer

    I found out where Cliff Burton (Metallica) ripped off the riff for Call of Ktulu from. Which is weird because the Ozzy song sounds like Ziggy Stardust with a absolutely messed up progression.

    From memory this song was a left over from the Mustaine era, so on that basis the riff would have come from him with the others adding to the rest of the instrumental.

    Mustaine just diagnosed with throat cancer so get well Dave

  190. Leigh Lowe

    Less than 24 hours prior, he and every other one of the LNP Cabinet signed a petition declaring unwavering support for Turdbull.

    Tactics, pure and simple.
    And psychology.
    They knew the bwilliant lawyer Trumble loves stuff written on paper and convoluted processes.
    Remember his bullshit stunt demanding that a petition be produced to hold a ballot?
    The dumb prick even thought he could bluff Trump on reffos because he had his luverly piece of paper signed by the Magic Negro.
    No idea.

  191. Gab

    CL, please check your email. You too JC.

  192. Gab

    You too, Sinclair, darling man that you are.

  193. Fisky

    Just a reminder what that disgusting piece of filth, Mark Dreyfus, was going to ram down our throats in government.

    A Shorten government would remove key legal protections for religious freedoms, fuelling concerns schools will find it more difficult to insist teachers agree to uphold their core values.

    These people are scum, and must be reminded of this often.

  194. You did it again, Lo Lowe.
    You’ve got to tell us, just what is your secret?

  195. Leigh Lowe

    These people are scum, and must be reminded of this often.

    But, but .. Uniparty.
    They are all tewwible.
    Seriously.
    Christian Porter is on a par with that vicious turd Dreyfus?
    Give me a break.

  196. Leigh Lowe

    You did it again, Lo Lowe.
    You’ve got to tell us, just what is your secret?

    I pay attention, deal in facts and don’t play Zimmer-Tinder.

  197. Fisky

    The nastiness of Dreyfus and Plibersek is unmatched in the LNP. These are people with a deep-seated hatred of Australia and a fanatical determination to damage the country. For them, it’s a psycho saga, a need to get revenge against the in-group. The worst you can say about the LNP, now that the Turdball faction is out, is they are incompetent spivs.

  198. cohenite

    Barrarty overlaps with touting and general soliciting for business and is negated by the requirement for lawyers to make a declaration to the court of the worth of the litigation they are handling; punishment can be costs or disbarment if the declaration which has the import of a sworn document proves to have been false; champerty is flourishing, at least indirectly through litigation funding often involving non-legal interests.

    In respect of P.ll I don’t see how either could have helped him but this could have been a case for perhaps an Ex tempore Judgment with reasons to follow. Judgments can take over a year in some instances but the average is from 2-3 months which in a matter like this turning on facts rather than legal esoterica should be the limit.

  199. classical_hero

    Dutton gave Turnbull the kiss of death, AKA, support.

  200. I pay attention, deal in facts and don’t play Zimmer-Tinder.

    Just three minutes that time Lo Lowe. Amazing.
    Go on, be a sport. Tell us all how you know what I post.

  201. Cassie of Sydney

    “Less than 24 hours prior, he and every other one of the LNP Cabinet signed a petition declaring unwavering support for Turdbull.”

    So? A lot can change in 24 hours.

  202. Knuckle Dragger

    I suppose everyone else has had their say on young Cory. I’ve never met the man, and so can only comment on his projected image.

    Cory is really nice. Immaculately attired, tie always done up, nice smile, modulated voice, hair perfectly producted into submission. He has a gentle manner about him. Niiiiiiice.

    If one of the lady Cats brought him home, the haggard old auntie smoking Craven As in the corner armchair with a blanket on her would say, ‘What a nice young man. Marriage material.’

    And if this country had no problems at all, everyone was a millionaire, we had no immigration, no debt and tons of coin in the bank he probably would have shat the election in.

    But we do have problems, and therefore he wasn’t the man for the job.

    The country didn’t need marriage material (and I don’t think they have it now). They need the motorbike-riding, beer-swilling devil-may-care rebel with a packet of Winnie Blues tucked into his T shirt. Someone with a hint of danger about them, who will tell the nasties in no uncertain terms to go fuck themselves and spell out exactly what he wants to do to make the country great. And more importantly, back it up.

    With a bit of mongrel in him who occasionally says at the morning presser, ‘Sorry people. I’m a bit dusty from being on the piss last night with my PA.’ But who leaps into battle without a second thought, making sure the punters know their welfare will be put before his.

    I watched Cory a few times during the campaign. If someone else on the panels had said to him that he’d like very much to cut his arm off and flog him with it, Cory would smile and say ‘Well that’s a point of view I don’t agree with.’

    Nice guys. They’ll finish last every goddamn time, no matter how much work others put in to make him run quicker.

  203. Knuckle Dragger

    Downside: Cheaty McSandpaperwarner makes a ton.
    Upside: He is roundly booed by everyone at the ground except Justin Langer.

    Fantastic.

  204. P

    Shortest day means sun will rise earlier, right?
    Well no. Not yet anyway, according to The Age:
    “our mornings will be getting darker for a little longer yet.”

  205. Cassie of Sydney

    “The country didn’t need marriage material (and I don’t think they have it now). They need the motorbike-riding, beer-swilling devil-may-care rebel with a packet of Winnie Blues tucked into his T shirt. Someone with a hint of danger about them, who will tell the nasties in no uncertain terms to go fuck themselves and spell out exactly what he wants to do to make the country great. And more importantly, back it up.”

    John Setka…he seems to be inflicting more damage on the ALP than anything the Libs under Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison have ever done.

  206. MatrixTransform

    our mornings will be getting darker for a little longer yet

    retards abound
    I got cornered by a flat-earther the other day
    seriously

  207. Fisky

    I don’t want to hit Bernardi too much about this, because for all his faults, he was a member of the right-wing praetorian guard that helped Abbott slay the R-G-R government, repeal the carbon tax, etc. So he is one of the good guys all told. But he made a huge mistake when he quit the LNP, running off with their Senate vote, and by slinking back to them there is no guarantee he will get preselection. Because what’s to stop him running off again if he doesn’t like how things are going?

    Should have stayed in and relentlessly undermined Turnbull from the inside.

  208. HP

    At one point, the Australian Conservatives looked like a real threat to the Libs. I signed up as a “founding member” to the AC, the same day they opened it up for membership. Members and volunteers left the Libs in droves and joined up. Sorry to see, now it’s over.

    A lot went wrong. All around the same time.

    The AC was booted off of Facebook just around the time their were getting organised. That was a major setback and not their fault.
    The organisation by AC members at the grassroots level was struck another blow when it became clear Bernardi wanted central control over the organisation of local branches – meaning: there were not going to be any local branches. That was to have no role in determining how it was run. That was a bad move. I took a step back.
    Every time I went to an AC event, I felt like a walking wallet which had joined some sort of military style boot camp. I bet I was not alone in that. Took another step back.
    With the recruitment of people like Rachel Carling-Jenkins and others, the economically classic-Liberal side of the AC got lost. More and more, it became a religious, mostly Christian, thing. Not a conservative political party. (I once had a group of 10 AC members over for a meeting, I turned out to be the only non-practicing Christian.) That did not help either. Another step.
    Next the candidates they ran were mostly operators or (potential) donors with deep pockets. Good people, perhaps. But it all fit in with a top down approach that was already not working for me.

    Lastly, Scot Morrison became PM. Yes, that did change things. I also turned back towards the Liberals. But that was after the AC had proved itself, not a conservative party committed to classic-Liberal economic policy, but a narrow, devoutly religious group with no possible mass appeal, determined to control things from HQ, with too great a focus on raking in donations and too little attention paid to its army of volunteers.

    But to now say that ScoMo changed it all. No.

  209. Roberto

    [barratry] vexatious litigation or incitement to it (abolished as an offence in Britain in 1967).

    I thought barratry was when a ship’s master deliberately damaged the vessel or cargo.

  210. Black Ball

    No Dragger, the fuckwit should be running water to the wyminnes World Cup stars during training only.

  211. So? A lot can change in 24 hours.

    That’s right. Cassie. And it did.
    The whole campaign of leaks to the media over Turdbull’s leadership over two weeks originated from backbenchers afraid of losing their places at the pig trough. Through it all the Cabinet stood by him, as a change of leadership could mean some of them losing their cosy positions. To that end they released the petition of their solidarity Monday morning.

    Monday afternoon the backbenchers met and privately reiterated their their threat of a public revolt. Monday evening the Cabinet met and split into factions – pro Turdbull on one side and pretty-much every man for himself on the other.

    Tuesday morning Dutton took advantage of the disarray and announced his leadership tilt. An hour later Christian Porter (I think) announced the fact, somehow undiscovered for eighteen years, that Dutton might be in contravention of S44 of the Constitution. An hour later ScoMo jumped on the S44 bandwagon, and an hour after that Turdbull joined the little pile on.

    The rest is public record history.

  212. Knuckle Dragger

    Fantastic that he was booed, BB. And Khawaja’s on 49.

    Mind you, this is a team Jason Gillespie made 200 against.

  213. Roberto

    P
    #3047760, posted on June 20, 2019 at 9:49 pm
    Shortest day means sun will rise earlier, right?
    Well no. Not yet anyway, according to The Age:
    “our mornings will be getting darker for a little longer yet.”

    The shortest day is the day on which the solstice occurs (22 June this year). However the earliest sunset for the year occurs before the solstice (11 June) and the latest sunrise after the solstice (29 June).

  214. Gab

    If I scream when in moderation bin and no one is around to hear me, am I making a sound?

  215. Muddy

    HP. Thanks for your comment.

    I’ve written what I wanted to about the Australian Conservatives in the past, so I won’t repeat it here. I was always worried that Bernardi was not burning bridges with the Libs for a reason, but I thought they, the A.C.s would linger in the wasteland for a while longer than they have.

    Kudos to the Cats who stood up for what they believed in.
    This certainly doesn’t mean that I’m back to supporting the Lieborals though. My days of fondly fondling a putrid political corpse are long gone.

  216. Thank you for that dose of sanity Roberto.

  217. Leigh Lowe

    Fisky

    #3047752, posted on June 20, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    The nastiness of Dreyfus and Plibersek is unmatched in the LNP. These are people with a deep-seated hatred of Australia and a fanatical determination to damage the country.

    You can throw k. d. wong into the mix as well.
    Anyone who thinks there is a ciggy paper between the two parties hasn’t been paying attention.
    Or is just plain shitty that their favoured Party of No Consequence pulled 0.01% of the vote but, hey, if only Libs adopted No Consequence policies, they would be made in the shade.
    Delusional.

  218. Knuckle Dragger

    Paywalled, but the Currant Bun says Hawthorn have apparently planned to all wear SuperFlog Goodes’number 37 during their warm up against the Swans tomorrow night.

    This is said to be some sort of tribute to the wankfest that is documentary about how misunderstood and black he is.

    Evidently the Hawks put up notice of this on their club website, only to be drowned out by over 1500 comments, most of which were anti and had hundreds of fans threatening to cancel their membership.

    This ‘being woke’ business is really smacking some man bun wearers right in the coit.

  219. Knuckle Dragger

    Dreyfus reminds me of Shaun Micallef on fast Forward.

  220. Time for another episode of Designated Survivor.
    Play nice.

  221. P

    You are a wise man, Muddy.

    memoryvault and Leigh Lowe are both very cluey.

    Kudos to you three for your contributions above.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    Heard that KD.
    Hawks fans none too impressed with their club worshipping at the feet of the Great Wronged One.

  223. Grigory M

    Ah – Cory Bernardi:

    Bring out your dud!

    As I said over 2 years ago.

    And now – having wasted the time and monies donated by the gullible few – he’s angling for another way to look after Number One. Himself.

    The Aust Con party is dead – it always was.

  224. MatrixTransform

    and the latest sunrise after the solstice

    what are we talking here 30sec difference?

    Astronomical, nautical or civil … FFS

    apparently this is now newsworthy

  225. John64

    Sandpaper Mong could be one the first Aussie to score 200 in an ODI.

    I flipping hope not.

  226. Knuckle Dragger

    Thank Christ.

    Cheating houso maggot gone for 166.

  227. Leigh Lowe

    and the latest sunrise after the solstice

    what are we talking here 30sec difference?

    Astronomical, nautical or civil … FFS

    apparently this is now newsworthy

    I have adjusted my alarm accordingly.

  228. John64

    Mong 162 not out. 6 overs to go,

    C’mon get caught on the boundary.

  229. Leigh Lowe

    Will they send Maxxie in?

  230. Knuckle Dragger

    Yup. Here’s the Big Show.

  231. John64

    OUT!!!

    “I tipped this.”

  232. Leigh Lowe

    Yes.
    Finally some sensible tactics from thr drawling annoyance Langer.

  233. Leigh Lowe

    John 64 … are you on delay?

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