Tuesday Forum: June 25, 2019

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  1. JC

    Even in Italy on a beach. I got to talking to this Italian dude vacationing from up north and he asked me about it as he was a rugby “tiffoso” or whatever the fuck they call it.

    Sure, it’s only anecdotal, but I’m really surprised how it’s hit home.

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Veterans put ‘through a lot of hoops’ in bid to claim compensation, minister says

    I would urge anyone making a claim against DVA to contact your State R.S.L. They have professional advocates on the staff, and you don’t have to be a member.

  3. JC

    Here’s a thought. Is there any likelihood the bank, holding the ACL account, will try to close it down? This wouldn’t shock me in the least.

  4. mh

    Might get close to the target by the time this page is done

    https://www.acl.org.au/donate_izzy

  5. Here’s a thought. Is there any likelihood the bank, holding the ACL account, will try to close it down? This wouldn’t shock me in the least.

    Unless I’m misinformed, the money goes into a lawyer’s trust account.
    If a bank closes a lawyer’s trust account, I want to be in the room. That’d be like closing Her Majesty’s account.

  6. Some History

    …Her Majesty’s account.

    Are you talking about the leperchaun?

  7. max

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3058322, posted on June 26, 2019 at 8:46 pm
    At the end of July 2018, an American man who believed that “Evil is a make-believe concept” and his girlfriend were stabbed to death by five men who had reportedly sworn allegiance to ISIS as the couple bicycled in Tajikistan.

    ain’t cultural relativity grand?

    Locking them in camps as the Chinese do becomes more and more reasonable.

  8. mh

    Israel Folau
    @IzzyFolau
    I am incredibly thankful for the Australian Christian Lobby, which has not only come to my defence in the media, but generously established a website to receive donations on my behalf.

  9. Zyconoclast

    Clown world confirmed.

    Apart from sparking divisions and a mass flight within the Liberal Party, the nomination of Nyamko Sabuni as party chair may have long-reaching consequences for Swedish politics.
    With Nyamko Sabuni, a Burundi-born black woman, left as the only contestant to chair the Swedish Liberal party, senior party members have announced their exodus to protest her policies as being not liberal enough.

    As fellow Liberal Erik Ullenhag threw in the towel, Sabuni, a former gender equality minister, is expected to be crowned as the Liberals’ new party leader on Friday.

    However, several heavy names on the party roster have found this prospect unbearable and announced they are leaving the party.

    Former MP and vice president of the parliament Kerstin Heinemann explained that she, as a “social liberal” cannot the support the imminent “right-wing slant” awaiting the party.

    https://sputniknews.com/europe/201906261076051756-black-woman-swedish-liberals-party-leader/

  10. I wonder how long it’s going to take for our PC media and politicians to wake up to the fact that this reaction has very little to do with religion, and a whole lot to do with a general population fed up to the back teeth with being told how they are supposed to think.

    I’d say until Hell freezes over. Given they haven’t woken up in the last decade it will take at least another decade which will be about the time that we do actually freeze over.

  11. mh

    I’m sure Trump is upset over this:

    US Women’s Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going to the F*ck*ng White House’

    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2019/06/25/watch-us-womens-soccer-star-megan-rapinoe-im-not-going-to-the-fckng-white-house/

  12. None

    JC are you telling us that the Izzy Folau story has reached Italy? How’s it been presented there?

  13. JC

    Soc

    I’m to sure about. I just made a donation and the ping back on my credit card was “ Australian Christian Lobby”. There’s no indication it went to a lawyer’s trust account.

    CL

    That should be no surprise. British aristocrats have been happily pillow biting or shirt lifting for eternity. The prince is just bringing it out in the open. That’s all. 🙂

  14. jupes

    US Women’s Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going to the F*ck*ng White House’

    Australian soccer star Sam Kerr – “suck on that one”.

    What is it with soccer lezzos and a lack of decorum?

  15. Zyconoclast

    Compare these two searches on
    @JoeBiden
    , one done on
    @Google
    and one on
    @DuckDuckGo
    .
    https://mobile.twitter.com/zalmanlew/status/1143684102224273410

  16. JC

    It looks like the story has made it around the world… in the sense that it’s really hit home. It’s no shock with the internet everything is getting around. People don’t like to see this sort of persecution.
    I was pretty surprised a fucker on a beach in Italy was quizzing me about it.

  17. None

    C.L. – apart from the fact that I think William would actually be ok with it as there are plenty of gays in the extended royal family, you know that whatever he says is going to be scrutinised and if he had said otherwise they would probably have burnt down Windsor Castle.

    It would have been nice though if he had the balls to say something like well none of them has yet so I’ll cross that bridge when it comes to it even though what I would have said was, I will sincerely br disappointed for him but I would love him anyway and if they wanted to ask me why I would be disappointed they would not like my answer especially the bit where I talk about having children by exploiting another woman to be an egg for hire because it sounds like a modern form of cannibalism and slavery.

  18. None

    C.L. – apart from the fact that I think William would actually be ok with it as there are plenty of gays in the extended royal family, you know that whatever he says is going to be scrutinised and if he had said otherwise they would probably have burnt down Windsor Castle.

    It would have been nice though if he had the cojone-s to say something like: well none of them has yet so I’ll cross that bridge when it comes to it even though what I would have said was, I will sincerely be disappointed for him but I would love him anyway and if they wanted to ask me why I would be disappointed they would not like my answer especially the bit where I talk about having children by exploiting another woman to be an egg for hire because it sounds like a modern form of cannibalism and slavery.

  19. Crossie

    I wonder how long it’s going to take for our PC media and politicians to wake up to the fact that this reaction has very little to do with religion, and a whole lot to do with a general population fed up to the back teeth with being told how they are supposed to think.

    We got used to the usual media busybodies telling us how to think and what to do but what scares people is the corporations getting in on the act. These are ominous sign of employers telling us to shut up, keep your head down or we will destroy your reputation, career, livelihood and your family.

    Freedom of speech is completely gone and last month’s election brought it home to me. In past elections the aftermath would be discussed in the staff room with jokes and ribbing of losers. This time nobody said a word, it was as if nothing happened that weekend compared to the actual impact of the results.

  20. Leigh Lowe

    None

    #3058449, posted on June 26, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    C.L. – apart from the fact that I think William would actually be ok with it as there are plenty of gays in the extended royal family, you know that whatever he says is going to be scrutinised and if he had said otherwise they would probably have burnt down Windsor Castle.

    Yeah, nah.
    His wife and his sister-in-law are in an last man standing fight for Instagram followers.
    They are battling to out-do each other in projecting who can be the most worthy.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    I was pretty surprised a fucker on a beach in Italy was quizzing me about it.

    Did you avoid eye contact with his bulging mankini?

  22. jupes

    On his show tonight Bolta brought up the point that Chrissy Pyne had just scored a job with a company that had recently done a lazy $80 mil of business with the Defence Department of which Chrissy was the minister a month or so ago.

    The IPA dude, while careful not to call it corrupt, made the obvious point that it wasn’t a good look. No shit Sherlock.

    The Labor trollop on the other hand showed just how far Labor has sunk into the deep-state swamp in recent years. She was really gung-ho on how we get the best outcomes when big business and government work together.

    No seriously.

  23. C.L.

    Asking a man about the future sex life of his toddler children would see any father with balls react sharply to the questioner. It is a pervert’s query. William’s response was weak.
    ——————————————–

  24. Crossie
    #3058450, posted on June 26, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I think you are pretty much right, Crossie, and I think the donations pouring in for Israel are a reflection of the fact that Joe Public has finally had a gutful of it.

  25. C.L.

    Asking a man about the future sex life of his toddler children would see any father with [email protected] react sharply to the questioner. It is a pervert’s query. William’s response was weak.
    ——————————————–

  26. None

    $2,087,399.00

    Bloody hell who have close to 3 million tomorrow which is when his first FWA meeting is isn’t it?

  27. Some History

    I was pretty surprised a fucker on a beach in Italy was quizzing me about it.
    Did you avoid eye contact with his bulging mankini?

    That was no Italian.

    WARNING

    https://imgur.com/i5auRO4

  28. None

    Reporter; would you be fully supportive if your children self identified as as either gay or lesbian
    William: asking about the future sex life of my toddler children is a pervert’s query
    Reporter: ‘splody head

    Yeah I think that would work.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    I seriously thought that $3 meg was an off-the-wall aspirational target that Folau had no hope of getting close to.
    Two days on and he is at $2.088 m.

  30. None

    It is corrupt. Morrison should move to stop that company from bedding for any government projects for at least one or two years or whatever the usual Time is for ministers taking up jobs in the same sector. I know politicians are extremely difficult to re employ but Christopher Pyne was a minister so he would have no problems plus having been in parliament for so long and under the old super scheme he would be receiving a very very hefty pension for the rest of his life. If Pyne wants to complain about the van he can go f*** himself and if the company involved wants to complain about the bad that guy f****** themselves too.

  31. tomorrow which is when his first FWA meeting is isn’t it?

    If it is, what odds RA try and get it put in recess on some trumped up reason, in the hope that publicity will settle down before it is actually heard?

  32. None

    Me too Leigh. I’m very pleased to have been proven wrong though, oh me of little faith.

  33. None

    Memory, I’don’t say they would try and stall or do anything to time waste and also to up his legals costs ( of a risky for them if they end up having to pay them) but if his legals are as s*** hot as they claim to be, they would be aware of this. I guess the good thing is that is he being a footballer would know something about strategy and I bet all sorts of other people would be in his here including Alan Jones.
    The other problem he has is fair work Australia who is known to sit on things forever as we know with the Craig Thompson affair. And I don’t think this government is going to be hurrying them along either.
    On the other hand I suspect easy could play some clever PR on that if his team is smart.

    If they don’t get a quick resolution during this whatever it is reconciliation mediation ululation process then I suspect Izzy’s camp will push to get it into court straight away.

  34. Old School Conservative

    The Australian Christian Lobby plans to “hit the pause button” on its new funding site for Israel Folau once it reaches $2 million, following an “overwhelming” rush of donors in its first 48 hours.

    ACL managing director Martyn Iles told The Australian last night it was likely the site would be put on hold as early as this morning.

    From The Oz, 27th June.

  35. C.L.

    Yeah I think that would work.

    You seem (oddly in the circumstances) to be saying great men must bow down to the gay lobby.

  36. I certainly hope you’re right, None.

    One final word of warning before I retire:
    Don’t pin your hopes for anything from Alan Jones.
    He and I go back over thirty years and I can assure you of just one thing.
    Anything Jones does does is for the benefit of one and one only person – Alan Jones.

  37. None

    On the contrary C.L., I thought your words would have been even better than my own suggestion. They would have been very effective. I like ‘sploding heads. No need to lift a finger to defenestrate them either

  38. max

    Royalty sets the tone and the standards. Once they were seen as exemplars, and they still are for many.

  39. None

    Oh memory I have no doubt about that regarding Alan Jones. I think there was one instance in this saga where I noted Alan Jones fingerprints.

    When I also read that Raelene castle used to head up netball New Zealand I also knew why there was some push back from the netball crews. There are a lot of agendas being played out here and any intrepid journalist with very good investigative and writing skills would be collecting lots and lots of information for a real Blockbuster book although I think is he can just about set up a second career by writing his story and then selling the film rights to this saga.

  40. None

    Good news I thonk, Old School. They’re saving some rage to call it in later by stopping at just at a point where it’s starting to peter out a little. They’re also sending a signal that this is more than just about money. And better: they may have had some people put the feelers out about a conciliation tomorrow. Let’s just see how this plays out.

  41. BrettW

    Good on the Japanese company but on the other hand corporates should probably stay out of politics. From the DM.

    “Nike has axed the launch of a collaboration with Japanese brand Undercover after a photo of a rally in Hong Kong was posted on its Instagram with the words ‘no extradition to China’.”

    Does this mean Nike is on China’s side against the HK protesters?

  42. None

    Brett someone posted an article earlier on where they noted that China had advised the Hong Kong Governor to pull back the legislation for now probably because of G20 and that the Hong Kong activists were mobilising and raising money to run a sort of global campaign. That photo being posted on the Instagram may have been part of it
    Good. The little people are pushing back against the big corporates.

  43. Leigh Lowe

    Alan Jones has one great advantage in life.
    Every day he is compared with Ray Hadlee.

  44. None

    I’m trying to find out how much Nike product is made in China.

  45. BrettW

    None,
    I think that was Nick.

    1 million HK people can crowd fund quite a few $’s to advertise their feelings about China plans. Plus those 1 million will have many friends and relatives overseas.

    Good to see people mobilising for things they believe in.

  46. None

    Seems to have stalled at $2,092,520.00. Last donation was $5 I think about a minute or so ago which is about the longest I’ve seen it go without the finger clicking over.

  47. None

    Nope someone tipped in another 20 it’s still going. But I love the fact that people are putting these little amounts in.

  48. I reckon she’ll hit $2.1 million by sunrise.

  49. None

    Euthanasia illegal by phone

    The Victorian government has made an 11th-hour appeal to doctors to conduct their euthanasia discussions face-to-face. Picture: Supplied

    JOHN FERGUSON

    6:45PM JUNE 26, 2019

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    Euthanasia doctors have been warned they could be breaking the law if they discuss assisted suicide with patients over the phone or via video.

    The Victorian government has made an 11th-hour appeal to doctors to conduct their discussions face-to-face after receiving advice about a little known federal law.

    The 2005 era law makes it an offence to incite suicide through a carriage service. However state Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said there was only a small risk of anyone being prosecuted.

    The government appears to have been blindsided by the law and has written to clinicians warning them of the potential for prosecution.

    Ms Mikakos said the law’s existence had not been flagged during the debate in the Victorian parliament.

    She said the law appeared to relate to do-it-yourself suicide rather than a broader system like the one adopted in Victoria.

    The law is likely to have the biggest impact in regional Victoria, where distance becomes an issue for many sick people.

    “There will be no direct impact on voluntary assisted dying in Victoria,’’ Ms Mikakos said.

    She said the Victorian government had received preliminary advice last week about the potential for prosecution.

    Doctors who are training or already qualified for the state’s assisted dying scheme will get written advice they must meet patients in person to avoid potentially breaching the commonwealth law.

    Ms Mikakos said the letters would be sent immediately, a week after the laws started.

    The oversight is the first potential problem for the legislation as the government prepares for the first assisted suicide death, possible within days.

    More than 2200 people have attended health department information sessions about the scheme, but Ms Mikakos would not say how many people had applied to be part of the scheme.

    The government anticipates between 100 and 150 people a year will use the laws, with as few as 12 during the first year.

    However, the modelling is not exact and it will take months before the government gets a clear picture of how many people want to use the system.

    Prominent euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke recently said he ­expected a domino effect that would lead to other states adopting similar laws: “I don’t think you can have ­people in other states pushing their noses against the glass.”

    Western Australia is investigating similar laws, Queensland is holding an inquiry and the Northern Territory wants to reinstate the policy the Howard government overturned in 1997.

    The system has been stridently opposed by many doctors and the Catholic Church

    So the government funded murder scheme hasn’t even started yet and there’s already one oversight sorry imagine how many others let’s not go to the fat that doctor’s would have been able to talk people into suicide over the phone. Note again the secrecy in that the health minister is not giving figures as to how many people are going to be killed this despite the fact that the taxpayers are actually paying for this Mengelesque scheme. Also note the flip it remark nudge nudge 😉 that no one’s like need to get prosecuted under the federal law and nudge nudge 😉 you know people our country need to kill themselves to. Add this to the fact that people who are murdered by euthanasia will not have euthanasia recorded on their death certificate and so already there is no accountability and no transparency. This time next year they will be moaning the fat that not enough people have been killed because the restrictions are too onerous and they will start losing it. You know that this is true but you heard it here first from me. An innocent Cardinal in jail from trumped-up chargers based on 1 unreliable Witness against 20 exculpatory roperty Witnesses, sacking Christians for quoting the bible and banning them from ever working again all raising money to defend themselves, while attempting a court case to effectively ban the public reading or quoting of the Bible or any svenue of raising money, and using taxpayer funds to train doctors to kill and encourage them to even break the law.

    I don’t recognise my country anymore.

  50. Mark A

    $2,099,357.00 raised at 2:56 AM

    any tick now

  51. Mark A

    $2,099,847.00 raised at 3:16 AM
    Painfully slow, almost tempted to make to roll over but one has to set limits.

  52. Mark A

    finally at 3:30 ish ticked over to 2.1

  53. Tom

    Warren Brown (Sydney Daily Telegraph-Melbourne Herald Sun).

  54. Tom

    Dean Alton jumps aboard the media victim bus.

  55. Tom

    Leftard amoeba Peter Broelman can’t resist another Izzy pile-on.

  56. JC

    Get load of the chart on international air travel and what the Chinese are up to and for why Sydney Airport is heading well over 10 bucks a share and why this will send Tom crazy.

    https://www.themoneyillusion.com/surprising-trends-in-air-travel/

  57. Tom

    … why this will send Tom crazy

    Haha. Unregulated airport monopolies are a licence to print money — Sydney’s money pit courtesy of John Howard.

  58. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    wtf? Rowe hasn’t parade his homosexual tendencies and is actually on target.

    THanks Tom!

  59. Beertruk

    None
    #3058393, posted on June 26, 2019 at 10:21 pm
    Cassie – who is this Gary dude. He is excellent. I laughed out at a couple of times. But the Forsyth bit onwards was very very very good. Sinc, that video should be a liberty post.
    Cassie of Sydney
    #3058417, posted on June 26, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Cassie and None, you two might want to have a look at this bloke as well. He is also an Aussie youtuber with some good stuff and the odd problem with the Censorship Authorities: Bearing

  60. feelthebern

    GORSUCH !!
    I told you this guy was awesome.

    Kavanaugh.
    & I also said this guy would disappoint everyone.
    When GWB is calling people on your behalf, you know he’s a deep state swamp thang.

  61. feelthebern

    Matt Taibbi releases his drinking game rules for the DNC debates.
    Hilarious.
    Absolutely fillets the candidates.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/the-official-democratic-debate-drinking-games-851764/

  62. rickw

    $2,106,454.50 raised

    US donors?

  63. feelthebern

    Peter Dutton: ScoMo has gotten the the LNP into the best position in decades.

    Tony Abbott: Err…What about me?

  64. stackja

    Vale Steve Dunleavy, one of the best of all time
    Steve Dunleavy, the legendary Australian reporter who died in New York this week was even larger — in every way — than the saloon gossips would have you believe, writes Piers Akerman.

    Piers Akerman, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    June 26, 2019 7:51pm

    Steve Dunleavy, the legendary Australian reporter who died in New York this week was even larger — in every way — than the saloon gossips would have you believe.

    He became what might now be called a mentor to me after I landed in Manhattan early one Friday morning in 1973 courtesy of the FBI and a missed Pan Am connection to Paris
    — but that’s another story.

    Steve was one of a handful of people I knew in New York and I called him. I had 24 hours to kill.

    He suggested we meet in a bar. Of course. It was about 9am by the time that I reached Costello’s, then on Third Avenue.

    At that hour the drink of his choice was something called a “bull shot”: vodka and beef bouillon.

    After two, he asked me if I had a driver’s licence. I did.

    Then he suggested we drive up to Boston the following day.

    We did. With Cindy and Sandy, a former madam who had been one of the people Steve’s former wife Yvonne had interviewed while writing the bestselling Happy Hooker — the story of another madam, Xaviera Hollander.

    We went to Boston because Steve had managed to ingratiate himself with Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler, then residing in Walpole Jail, an old and cold blue stone Massachusetts maximum security slammer.

    DeSalvo confessed to the murders of 13 women but there may have been more victims.

    Steve smuggled a camera into the infirmary and photographed the killer lying on a gurney — a la the centrespread Burt Reynolds had shot for Cosmo magazine.

    It was a great welcome to Steve’s world.

    His writing was brilliant, vivid and engaging. He taught me how to survive on the road. How to drink, how to handle myself in rough situations, in bars and after-hours bars, places you’d go when saloons closed at 4am.

    There are many stories about Steve. One of the most famous surrounds the book he wrote on Elvis Presley, published three days before Elvis died in 1977.

    This is how it came about.

    In 1976 I was sent to Vale, Colorado, to try to interview Presley during one of his skimobile excursions.

    His bodyguards were Red and Sonny West (Presley cousins in the Southern fashion) and Dave Hebler. Photographer Mickey Brennan and I got our story and befriended the good ol’ boys over apres ski drinks.

    They were critical of Elvis’s excessive drug use and some months later turned up at my office at 9229 Sunset Boulevarde, Hollywood, wanting to tell their story.

    They feared for their lives and were armed with an amazing array of automatic weapons. They moved into my house and I called Steve, who flew out and sat down with them and wrote their story.

    Steve’s audience was broad, it was heartland America, and he was the favourite of the military and the police.

    His adopted son Peter is a Lieutenant Colonel in the army and his son Sean is a sergeant in the Nassau County police. He was enormously proud of his boys. His wife Gloria is not well, and I send my condolences to the whole family.

    Though I had intended to spend just 24 hours in New York, I wound up cashing in my Pan Am Route 1 round-the-world ticket and spent over a decade in the US working as a correspondent.

    Thanks Steve. For the memories, for the stories.

  65. Win

    Nothing illusuary about Chinaspredominance on air travel .They were handed Australia’s wealth on a plate by Paul Keating and the Trade Unions. Once we all flew belonged to the air port lounges and took our employees to trade shows and conferences in Vanuatu Fiji etc. We do have great expectations so the machinery is shrouded gathering dust and cobwebs and our Miss Haversham with sore feet stands by his sti guilletine.

  66. Ellie

    Alan Jones just said he’ll be interviewing Israel Folau on his show on Sky tonight. A must watch.

  67. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Matt Taibbi releases his drinking game rules for the DNC debates.

    if you had a shot for every promise of free shit, you would get cirrhosis of the liver by the end of the first debate.

  68. stackja

    2GB radio management guru reputed to be a big Fitzy fan – are talks underway?
    Thursday, 27 June 2019
    This one comes to us straight from the rumour file – but we’ve been told that radio management guru Adam Lang and his advisors are Fitz fans! Big time!

    Is there another Adam Lang radio masterstroke in the making?

  69. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I am feeling so diverse and inclusive this morning I might put on two different shoes and socks

  70. Beertruk

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3058524, posted on June 27, 2019 at 6:34 am

    I am all ‘diversed out.’

  71. bespoke

    Trump announces intent to crown himself God Emperor after second term

    “He didn’t concede the election to Hillary in 2016,” points out Claudia Fox, veteran Women’s Marcher and a member of the social media #Resistance. “Why should he step down for Bernie?”

  72. Beertruk

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3058524, posted on June 27, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Curses.
    I am all ‘divered and inclusived out.’

  73. Fair shake of the sauce bottle

    Matt Taibbi releases his drinking game rules for the DNC debates.

    Thx FTB. V funny link.

  74. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    In a speech in Canberra, Cheng Jingye squarely blamed Washington for the rising temperature, despite its own widely criticised trade practices such as intellectual property theft, domestic subsidies and the forcing of foreign investors to hand over their technology know-how.

    China is willing to work together with the US to reach a win-win solution on the basis of equality and mutual respect,” Mr Cheng told the Australia China Business Council.

    bwahahahhaha.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    Australian Christian Lobby limits Folau fundraiser to $2m (Oz, paywalled)

    The Australian Christian Lobby plans to hit the pause button on its new funding site for Israel Folau once it reaches 2 million, following an overwhelming rush of donors in its first 48 hours.

  76. Mater

    The Australian Christian Lobby plans to hit the pause button on its new funding site for Israel Folau once it reaches 2 million, following an overwhelming rush of donors in its first 48 hours.

    Could be strategic.
    Stopping, it while it is running hot, leaves it a mystery as to how much support is out there and how many people are upset. Better than letting it peter out.
    The fear is in the unknown. People are always scared of the dark.

  77. John Constantine

    There is a multi-billion dollar unfunded infrastructure liability hanging over the yarragrad population Ponzi.

    The rural road network has tipped over the point of no return.

    Their yarragrad Nazgul kleptocracy are now using Safety to prepare road users for a cut in speed limits to eighty kmh, saving massive road repair dollars.

    Twenty-four kmh over the limit is licence loss speed in vicco.

    Big Australia has made us such a wealthy country that we can afford to pay our speeding tickets for doing eighty-three kmh on the open country road.

    Comrades.

  78. Crossie

    Is there another Adam Lang radio masterstroke in the making?

    No.

    Who’s going to listen to Fitzsimons at 2GB? Not the current audience who are more likely to switch off or not even switch on for other programs. He will have the opposite effect to Alan Jones but go ahead, knock yourselves out, it’s your money.

  79. Leigh Lowe

    Could be strategic.
    Stopping, it while it is running hot, leaves it a mystery as to how much support is out there and how many people are upset. Better than letting it peter out.

    True.
    Plus they may figure they have enough to take it through.

  80. Crossie

    The Australian Christian Lobby plans to hit the pause button on its new funding site for Israel Folau once it reaches 2 million, following an overwhelming rush of donors in its first 48 hours.

    It’s still ticking away, $2.117 million at this moment. I think Paywallian has been misled or is attempting to mislead and depress the donors.

  81. Leigh Lowe

    PS, there will be anecdotal evidence around of people waiting for their GFM refund to contribute via ACL.

  82. Notafan

    Element of truth to bargain price mentality.

  83. John Constantine

    MORE than 80 per cent of Victoria’s rural roads would have speed limits slashed under a growing push to cut them from 100km/h to 80km/h.

    A rising rural road toll has put a focus on cutting speeds, a move creating growing angst among country commuters that travel times would increase.

    The reduction would be aimed at category C roads and those controlled by rural councils.

    These make up more than 80 per cent of all rural roads, consisting of virtually all roads outside major freeways and roads between major rural centres.

    State Roads Minister Jaala Pulford was yesterday forced to declare there would be no blanket ban on rural roads after sending an ambiguous message on the issue in State Parliament last week.

    https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/victoria/victorian-rural-roads-face-reduced-speed-limits/news-story/7ce7e0468a5be31a3ecccd9ab6a080a2?fbclid=IwAR2O6cVqqdmEFlsQiaor5Z6PPC1nhCNQKzlaQjkBJTYjJlTUjV47C17EjUE

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    Rowe still on holidays I see.

    I miss his watercolour genius. God he can draw people well. No need for name tags like those other buffoons.

  85. Mother Lode

    I think not so much among the young – which is why they so desperately court the young in the young’s way.

    Exhibit 1: Megan.

  86. Mother Lode

    Sorry, that should have been:

    Royalty sets the tone and the standards. Once they were seen as exemplars, and they still are for many.

    I think not so much among the young – which is why they so desperately court the young in the young’s way.

    Exhibit 1: Megan.

  87. Knuckle Dragger

    80kph?

    If ever there was an incentive for rural councils not to maintain their roads (not that its their first priority anyway) then it’s just been handed to them.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    The Australian Christian Lobby plans to hit the pause button on its new funding site for Israel Folau once it reaches 2 million, following an overwhelming rush of donors in its first 48 hours.

    Talking about an imminent closure might shake loose a fee “gonnas” to donate quickly before it is too late, and generate a final surge before it closes at, say, midday.

  89. Entropy

    bespoke
    #3058528, posted on June 27, 2019 at 6:48 am
    Trump announces intent to crown himself God Emperor after second term

    “He didn’t concede the election to Hillary in 2016,” points out Claudia Fox, veteran Women’s Marcher and a member of the social media #Resistance. “Why should he step down for Bernie

    That layout, format and wording looks extremely similar to the Betoota Advocate. Funny but.

  90. Lilliana

    Crossie
    #3058450, posted on June 26, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I wonder how long it’s going to take for our PC media and politicians to wake up to the fact that this reaction has very little to do with religion, and a whole lot to do with a general population fed up to the back teeth with being told how they are supposed to think.

    We got used to the usual media busybodies telling us how to think and what to do but what scares people is the corporations getting in on the act. These are ominous sign of employers telling us to shut up, keep your head down or we will destroy your reputation, career, livelihood and your family.

    Freedom of speech is completely gone and last month’s election brought it home to me. In past elections the aftermath would be discussed in the staff room with jokes and ribbing of losers. This time nobody said a word, it was as if nothing happened that weekend compared to the actual impact of the results.

    I think this sums up the current situation perfectly and deserves repeating.

  91. Cassie of Sydney

    “Since taking over the Folau fundraising site, Mr Iles said ACL staffers had been the target of relentles­s abuse, including “countless vile phone calls” to head office and a bomb threat.”

    From the Oz…..more examples of the tolerance and love. Of course this will be ignored by the media slime……Nein, ABC and so on…imagine the hysteria from the usual suspects if it was some Gaystappo organisation targeted?

    Love is love…but don’t anyone dare question that love…otherwise let’s call it out for what it really is and what it always has been and that is “hate is hate”. It is all about hating their enemies….hating Christians, hating Orthodox Joooos, hating real families, hating anyone who dares to critique their agenda. When the man/boy love gains traction….it’s already bubbling….we’re all going to be called “HATERS” because we object to a thirty year old man grooming and having sex with a twelve year old boy.

    Yes…hate is hate. But we’ll have the last laugh.

  92. Leigh Lowe

    As for the young Royals and the “common touch”, this is not going to help.
    Megan is the biggest toxic import to the Royals since Wallis Simpson.

  93. Caveman

    The Australian Christian Lobby plans to hit the pause button on its new funding site for Israel Folau once it reaches 2 million, following an overwhelming rush of donors in its first 48 hours.

    Calling BS on that , they have a target of 3m….so if donations were going slower it would stay open.
    Doesnt make alot of sense.

  94. Mother Lode

    US Women’s Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going to the F*ck*ng White House’

    Australian soccer star Sam Kerr – “suck on that one”.

    What is it with soccer lezzos and a lack of decorum?

    I think a lot of these organisations are set up not so much for the game as to prove women are equal to men. This leads to the organisation attracting a certain type of woman, while more mild and sporting women find they just don’t enjoy the games under the organisation’s aegis.

    So they see men are rough and swear, misinterpret as men being ill-mannered and shouting obscenities at the top of their lungs and on all occasions.

    Like an actor who does not really understand the character they play, so they exaggerate some traits, bring in some that don’t belong, and miss others.

    I have found that women who want to be one of the boys are far more aggressive and swear for more than any of the men. And, for added humour, they will sometimes try to fall back on a coquettish demure which is similarly badly mimicked.

  95. John Constantine

    Safe Roads.

    The State has stolen so many billions of rural roads dollars from the maintenance budget, that the road seals are now failing and the road base is being eaten away.

    The seal is big money, but once the foundations are compromised it is beyond Big Australia to afford repairs.

    So Safety becomes the just in time justification for cutting speed limits.

    Cutting speed instead of fixing the water leaking through the degraded road seals, and the water working in from the crumbling road edges will not fix the roads, the infrastructure will continue to rot and the cost of a real fix will cascade upwards.

    Comrades.

  96. Crossie

    80kph?

    If ever there was an incentive for rural councils not to maintain their roads (not that its their first priority anyway) then it’s just been handed to them.

    Why would rural councils aid in this robbery when all the proceeds go to the state government?

  97. Lilliana

    Under the new world order people living in the country will be moved into urban areas as farming is industrialised. So no need to fix roads. Plus cars will be a no no. Just look at Ireland and read about our ‘elite’s’ plans for us in the article on the goings on at Melbourne Uni.

  98. Eyrie

    I’m beginning to think the RoP has a point about use of tall buildings.

  99. Crossie

    igh Lowe
    #3058554, posted on June 27, 2019 at 7:53 am
    As for the young Royals and the “common touch”, this is not going to help.
    Megan is the biggest toxic import to the Royals since Wallis Simpson.

    Megan has Wallis’ looks and charm while Harry exhibits Edward VIII’s judgement.

  100. Tel

    Lunatic RBA blames bargain hunters for retail recession

    Maybe when the RBA openly obliterates the value of the AUD there could be some consequences to Australian buying power, given that everything in this country is imported. Just tossing some ideas around.

    We have recently nosedived below 70c and no sign of recovery at this stage. I know Libertarians blame the Fed for most things, but whatever you say about Yellen and Powell, they have been willing to stabilize their currency through difficult times, while here in Aus we get a pay CUT every year … thanks RBA!

  101. Old School Conservative

    Cory Bernadi, who I had such high hopes for, shows why he’s not tough enough to fight against the erosion of conservative values.

    Today’s Australian has him explaining why he supports GoGundMe and all the companies who denied conservatives access to services like book printing.

    All in the name of “defending their rights is an important part of defending our own.”

    His high moral ground would be more easily defended if he went hard. As it is, he is going home.

  102. Leigh Lowe

    Calling BS on that , they have a target of 3m….so if donations were going slower it would stay open.
    Doesnt make alot of sense.

    See Mater’s post above.
    They can always run a second appeal if needed.
    Because this is publicly visible, RA know exactly how much Issy has to spend and could do some back of beer coaster calcs on when he might run out. The possibility of there being untapped desire to contribute out there takes that away.
    Also, $3m could have had a touch of the ambit claim about it. If you really need $2m, and set the target at $2m the donations might start to wane at $1.7m – $1.8m.

  103. Eyrie

    Tel, if there was any justice, Martin Place would be decorated by the dangling bodies of the thieves of the RBA.

  104. Crossie

    Look who came out to smear Maria Folau, a bank and a health fund, two types of corporation recently shown as cheating their customers. Was this a way to deflect odium from themselves?

  105. Eyrie

    Cory Bernardi is and always was a wimp. Pity so many got taken in by him.

  106. The Dits

    Gary who on youtube please Cassie?

  107. jo

    Zanetti for me thanks Tom. Captures the look and feel l was looking for.

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    Exhibit 1: Megan.

    Exhibit 0: Charles…

    Prince Charles under fire for becoming patron of 175-year-old homeopathy group

    THE PRINCE of Wales has been criticised after being made a patron of a 175-year-old homeopathy group, which supports medical professionals with alternative treatments.

    Charles has long advocated homeopathic medicine, which is seen as an alternative to regular chemical-based treatments. Homeopathy attempts to treat some conditions, including headaches and colds, so the body will get better by itself. But after Charles was accused of being an “immoral snake oil salesman” by a medical professor in 2017, it seems more are lining up to take aim at the future monarch for further endorsement of alternative medicine.

    The Princes of Wales was appointed as patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy on Tuesday.

    The more you dilute royalty the more they turn into green lefties.

  109. None

    From the headline on the front page of the Australian it seems there’s a little bit of a NAB cabal in Rugby Australia that is working on a get Izzy.

  110. Mother Lode

    and a bomb threat.

    Precedent makes this all the more something to be taken seriously.

    But you are more likely to get a response from the AFP if you anonymously called up Marise Payne’s staff and threatened to slip some salad into into the all-you-can-eat pasta vat in the parliamentary dining stables.

  111. Seco

    Anyone have any Pell appeal news?

  112. Crossie

    Old School Conservative
    #3058565, posted on June 27, 2019 at 8:08 am
    Cory Bernadi, who I had such high hopes for, shows why he’s not tough enough to fight against the erosion of conservative values.

    Today’s Australian has him explaining why he supports GoGundMe and all the companies who denied conservatives access to services like book printing.

    All in the name of “defending their rights is an important part of defending our own.”

    His high moral ground would be more easily defended if he went hard. As it is, he is going home.

    He turned out a great disappointment not just to us members who put our time and money into the recent election, even John Ruddick was hoping Bernardi was going to be a spur to his fellow Liberals to turn rightwards.

    Ah well, you win some, you lose some.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle

    We have recently nosedived below 70c and no sign of recovery at this stage.

    Went to 68.5c last week but is back very nearly to 70 again.
    Currently 0.6986

    All that lurvely exported coal and iron ore that producers have to change back from USD to Oz to pay da wukkas with.

  114. None

    Did gofundme pay Cory Bernardi?

  115. Cassie of Sydney

    “Old School Conservative
    #3058565, posted on June 27, 2019 at 8:08 am

    His high moral ground would be more easily defended if he went hard. As it is, he is going home.”

    I read Cory’s piece in today’s OZ earlier……it is such an embarrassingly pathetic and lightweight piece….even an adolescent could write better.

  116. Cassie of Sydney

    “None
    #3058578, posted on June 27, 2019 at 8:22 am
    Did gofundme pay Cory Bernardi?”

    I thought that too None! He needs to be called “Bernardi the Forever Flaccid”.

  117. Leigh Lowe

    The Issy fund seems to be still open for business.
    $2.129m.

  118. MatrixTransform

    He needs to be called “Bernardi the Forever Flaccid”

    I tried really hard to get involved, enthusiastic and excited about AC …alas, I had a complete Bernardi

  119. C.L.

    Oops.

    Peter [email protected]_Fitz

    I know little of modern Polynesian religious culture beyond the very warm kind of Christianity practised by my friend, former Wallaby Willie Ofahengaue. But having done two books covering Tahiti, the pre-Christian era was extraordinarily libertarian when it came to sexuality.

    3 May in The Australian…
    Israel Folau furore: Willie Ofahengaue backs fellow Tongan.

    Former Wallabies great Willie Ofahengaue — the first Tongan to represent Australia — has ­defended Israel Folau, saying the star player has every right to exercise his freedom of speech and ­religion…

    “I understand there were ­restrictions with his contract but what he said is what he believes,” Ofahengaue said. “I support what he said. As Christians, we preach what we ­believe. He has a right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion and he is talking about what he believes. I think it is a bit hard on him to be sacked for saying what he believes and to face these sorts of consequences.’’

  120. Cassie of Sydney

    “Today’s Australian has him explaining why he supports GoGundMe and all the companies who denied conservatives access to services like book printing.”

    Cory and Tony….Queensberry Rules….yep that’s really worked well..hasn’t it? Cory and Tony….let’s always turn the other cheek….Cory and Tony….let’s have someone head butt me in the face or trash my electoral office and the only response will be “leftists will be leftists”.

    Cory and Tony…perpetual gentlemen….and the result…. Warringah and AC electoral oblivion.

  121. Eyrie

    “I read Cory’s piece in today’s OZ earlier……it is such an embarrassingly pathetic and lightweight piece….even an adolescent could write better.”
    What you see is what you got. Pathetic isn’t he? Typical stupid pseudo right winger (he’d fit right in as a Never Trumper) who wants to be a nice guy and be liked and won’t get into the gutter to fight. Hopeless.

  122. Leigh Lowe

    Fitz realises a little late that bashing a brown man is not a good progressive look.

  123. Tel

    Cory Bernardi is and always was a wimp. Pity so many got taken in by him.

    That’s a bit harsh … but he did decide to throw in the towel … just so you know:

    https://www.conservatives.org.au/

    The inescapable conclusion from our lack of political success, our financial position and the re-election of a Morrison-led Government is that the rationale for the creation of the Australian Conservatives is no longer valid.

    Accordingly, I will shortly begin the process of formally deregistering the Australian Conservatives as a political party.

  124. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think we have found a new name for our inestimable public broadcaster.

    Airheads, Bimbos, Crazies: ABC’s of the 2020 Democrat Presidential Candidates

    I can’t wait for our Airheads, Bimbos & Crazies to report on the Dems’ Airheads, Bimbos & Crazies.

  125. Eyrie

    ” The inescapable conclusion from our lack of political success, our financial position and the re-election of a Morrison-led Government is that the rationale for the creation of the Australian Conservatives is no longer valid.

    Accordingly, I will shortly begin the process of formally deregistering the Australian Conservatives as a political party.Maybe it was justs you, Cory.”

    Riiiight. Morro is a conservative? Who knew? Bernardi doesn’t even have the guts to hand AC to people who might want it to stay around, like the membership.

  126. Leigh Lowe

    I know little of modern Polynesian religious culture …
    But having done two books covering Tahiti …

    Bandana in a nutshell.

  127. MatrixTransform

    $2,132,144.90 raised

    and off it goes again

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    Jesus Christ.

    I can’t link from where I am, but the Daily Mail is running an article where in an apparent attempt to outdo themselves, the Army is encouraging ladeee Army types to ‘channel the spirit of Xena, warrior princess’.

    I didn’t see much of Xena on TV. Perhaps someone more informed could describe the episode where she walked over a hill with boots three sizes too big and ended up sooking in bed for weeks afterward as a result.

  129. None

    Crossy the ANZ sacked their New Zealand CEO this week over some impropriety about chauffeurs. They’re certainly plenty of reasons to put a spotlight on them.

    I complained to HBF as well about their bullying of Maria Folau and this time rather than just email some general complaints department or CEO or whatever I complainEd to a lowly l staff member so they could take down my complaint in writing and pass it along and that way whatever happens they all tell their colleagues that someone complained about HBF management bullying women and interfering in people’s private lives and that there is no way every member of their staff has the same opinion that “we do not support Maria” and it’s none of their f****** business anyway. I know that sort of stuff ends up in in tea room conversations. Cat. Pigeons and all that.

  130. None

    I think that Warrior Xena stuff is old news. I remember Bernard Gaynor writing about it sometime back.

  131. None

    Yes Bernardi is a bit of a quisling – is that the right word – but he could be arguing that as a bit of a reverse wedding cake.

  132. feelthebern

    As PM said last night.
    What’s more important?
    Gender reassignment surgery or paying for VC recipients flights.
    PS, I can’t remember who on PM Live said it a few times but they are not VC “winners”.
    Very crass.

  133. Perth Trader

    I am surprised that none of the ‘anti Folua’ army have been asked..’Do you believe that what Izzy posted on instagram is wrong’?…’.and further if it is wrong should the book the post is from be updated or banned’?

  134. Old School Conservative

    Why would Cory automatically go for party de-registration?
    The party name doesn’t contain his name.
    A certain amount of effort and expense would have gone into setting it up – why not look around for someone else to lead it? His goals were either achieved (get rid of Turnbull policies) or not (increased party representation)
    But another leader could take over an established entity, ramp up new goals, and try again.

    I’d be keen to see Bosi do that.

  135. stackja

    Xena Warrior Princess and Batman to the rescue: Army chiefs told to …
    Daily Mail-4 Jun 2018
    Xena Warrior Princess and Batman to the rescue: Army chiefs told to draw … combat soldiers to channel fantasy characters like Xena Warrior Princess. … the spirit of the TV series character, saying: ‘Don’t be scared of Xena, …

  136. Nob

    JC
    #3058564, posted on June 27, 2019 at 8:07 am
    Hard to believe these people ran 1/4 of the world once

    Sure, they were the cannon-fodder.

  137. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’d be keen to see Bosi do that.

    I’d certainly support any party Riccardo Bosi led.

  138. None

    But having done two books covering Tahiti, the pre-Christian era was extraordinarily libertarian when it came to sexuality.

    FMD did he actually write that and did some editor agree to print it? Why is it that lefties, who lecture about people keeping their noses out of other peoples’ bedrooms, are just so interested in what goes on in yours.

  139. feelthebern

    But another leader could take over an established entity, ramp up new goals, and try again

    That’s an interesting point.
    I didn’t think a political party could be shut down by one person.
    Aren’t their rules & other office holders.
    An independent can do what ever they like.
    But a party has rules/laws that they have to adhere to.
    If Cory was fair dinkum, he’d go be an independent (fine), but leave the infrastructure to someone else.
    By not doing that & de-registering the party, he is sabotaging it for others.

  140. feelthebern

    There, not their.

  141. mh

    While our wogbrat tennis players continue to smash up raquets, blast umpires with profanity, or tank, the political and media class cheer on the life ban of Israel Folau from multiple sporting codes due to him …. posting a Bible quote on Instagram.

  142. mh

    While our w*gbrat tennis players continue to smash up raquets, blast umpires with profanity, or tank, the political and media class cheer on the life ban of Israel Folau from multiple sporting codes due to him …. posting a Bible quote on Instagram.

  143. JC

    “I read Cory’s piece in today’s OZ earlier……it is such an embarrassingly pathetic and lightweight piece….even an adolescent could write better.”
    What you see is what you got. Pathetic isn’t he? Typical stupid pseudo right winger (he’d fit right in as a Never Trumper) who wants to be a nice guy and be liked and won’t get into the gutter to fight. Hopele

    I think it’s a very good piece. Look what happened with gofuckme’s refusal. It’s made Folau more of a victim and took in even more loot. Their action persuaded me to donate money to his legal costs. Also, I will never use gofuckme again. All good.

  144. mh

    But having done two books covering Tahiti, the pre-Christian era was extraordinarily libertarian when it came to sexuality.

    Peter FitzSimons is building the narrative – Israel Folau is an Uncle Tom.

  145. Percy Popinjay

    Fitz realises a little late that bashing a brown man is not a good progressive look.

    FitzSimians has form in that regard.

    Preposterous hypocritcal braindead tosser. Only in this stupid, stupid country could such an imbecile be a public figure of any alleged note – and don’t get me started on his equally airheaded obnoxious wife.

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    Hmm. 4 June 2018 for the Xena thing.

    Thank God Roger Moore’s not dead.

  147. Mother Lode

    But having done two books covering Tahiti, the pre-Christian era was extraordinarily libertarian when it came to sexuality.

    I suspect he means liberal – but sub-consciously avoids that word in case it summons up the spirit of John Howard.

  148. thefrollickingmole

    Can we have a campaign to inform all women that dumping kids in plastic bags is wrong?

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/jun/26/georgia-newborn-baby-found-alive-plastic-bag-video

  149. stackja

    The brainchild of Scottish inventor Shepherd-Barron, the first ATM (automated teller machine) was opened on June 27, 1967 at a branch of Barclays bank in Enfield, north London, the first of six cash dispensers commissioned by the bank.

    My Sydney suburb now does not have a bank ATM. Two shops have ATMs.

  150. Mater

    I can’t link from where I am, but the Daily Mail is running an article where in an apparent attempt to outdo themselves, the Army is encouraging ladeee Army types to ‘channel the spirit of Xena, warrior princess’.

    But hang on! Didn’t Lieutenant General Angus Campbell recently say of the Spartan, Punisher, et al. symbology:

    Such symbology is never presented as ill-intentioned and plays to much of modern popular culture, but it is always ill-considered and implicitly encourages the inculcation of an arrogant hubris and general disregard for the most serious responsibility of our profession: the legitimate and discriminate taking of life.

  151. None

    He’s probably thinking Libertine Mother Lode.

  152. Percy Popinjay

    But another leader could take over an established entity, ramp up new goals, and try again. I’d be keen to see Bosi do that.

    The name “Australian Conservatives” had all the cut through of a limp lettuce leaf.

  153. Eyrie

    Cory is just afraid that if AC does better after he leaves, it will mean it was him.that was the problem. Hence he wants to kill it. Ego couldn’t stand it.

  154. Nob

    thefrollickingmole
    #3058613, posted on June 27, 2019 at 9:04 am
    Can we have a campaign to inform all women that dumping kids in single use plastic bags is wrong?

    Guaranteed a run in The Graun now.

  155. mh

    Peter FitzSimons went on Q&A years ago and told a story that he was playing chess with his son and his son started crying. Pete asked his son what was wrong, and his son replied that the white pieces are destroying the black pieces and this is what happened to Aboriginals when the white man arrived.

    Yep, an insight into the brain behind the bandana.

  156. None

    Bolt: Why I’m taking a stand against bullying of Folaus

    FREE SPEECH Israel Folau’s views are vile but the bullying of him and his wife has reached a level of hysteria that should alarm us all, writes Andrew Bolt.

    yes as usual bolt makes it all about him. And as usual he tries to walk both sides of the line. How are Izzy’s views vile? That’s because retard agnostic Andrew was so woke once that he made a gay men godfather to his kids.

  157. Caveman

    Either bandana man or his son are a shit chess player.

  158. Perth Trader

    re ..Fitzsimons . Christianity arrived in Tahiti in the early 1800’s. A lot has changed since then and today people even wear underwear and use toothpaste.

  159. Mother Lode

    The name “Australian Conservatives” had all the cut through of a limp lettuce leaf.

    I suspect so.

    Liberal and Labor originally referred to a political philosophy and the labour movement although now, through constant usage, the words evoke the parties themselves.

    The Greens reeks of greenies. And body odor. And diets with more fibre than a coil of rope.

    Clive Palmer, Nick Xenophon and Pauline Hanson are their parties’ brands and the associations clear.

    The LDP has been constantly confused with the Liberal party because that is the usual context for Liberal.

    In the US conservative denotes a vast demographic that recognises itself and is proud of its values.

    In Australia conservative has come to mean ‘stick in the mud’ old fuddy-duddies and pearl-clutching spinster aunts – a word that no one, including people who are conservative, would wish to be known by.

  160. Leigh Lowe

    Peter FitzSimons went on Q&A years ago and told a story that he was playing chess with his son and his son started crying. Pete asked his son what was wrong, and his son replied that the white pieces are destroying the black pieces and this is what happened to Aboriginals when the white man arrived.

    Factcheck : “Is delusional mental illness hereditary?”
    Status : Confirmed.

  161. Leigh Lowe

    Caveman

    #3058622, posted on June 27, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Either bandana man or his son are a shit chess player.

    It would have been checkers, not chess.

  162. thefrollickingmole

    Heres how the AC donation appeared on my account.

    AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN L DEAKIN

    Ill assume the name is the trust account.

  163. Atoms for Peace

    So, with pride month in the UK, does anyone think that people in the public eye haven’t been media groomed to deal with gotcha pressers?

  164. Leigh Lowe

    Deakin is, I think, the location of ACL offices.
    The whole Charities Commission shit has died a natural.
    That was just bullshit to cast doubt in the minds of the public and stem the flow of cash.
    I would dare a bank to refuse a deposit into a solicitor’s trust account.

  165. Old School Conservative

    Hey Fitzy – the crying son, was he the one who went to a Christian school while you were making fun of God with your “magic sky daddy” comments?

    Perhaps he was crying over his dad’s hypocricy.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    Thursday Fitz …

    I know little of modern Polynesian religious culture 

    .
    Friday Fitz …

    I have done, extensive research, on Polynesian culture, and, speak from a position of, dare I say, some authority, on, this, matter

  167. mh

    Perhaps he was crying over his dad’s hypocricy.

    So much to cry about. It could have been anything. The bandana wouldn’t help.

  168. Rebel with cause

    Apparently this bloke’s enthusiastic travel review of North Korea was not quite enthusiastic enough. Nothing some re-education camp time can’t improve.

  169. Knuckle Dragger

    Bandanna Man cracks aside, the man seems genuinely confused about the non-sports car driving millionaire layabout community not only having a different opinion to him, but voicing it.

    He’s trying so hard though. God* bless his cotton socks.

    *Intended, and very much so.

  170. None

    Leigh I would say the ACL would be very well aware of the scrutiny they would face and would not lie about monies going to a trust account -and not directly to Izzy. Izzy too has his own reputation to protect and Kevin Sheedy came out yesterday saying he was scrupulously honest. In any case the disclaimer on donations is still there so people can’t say that they didn’t donate without information. I’m usually quite paranoid about these things but I’m feeling quite comfortable that they will do the right thing. It’d be a total fukwit to try something on with all the scrutiny

  171. Leigh Lowe

    Rugby Australia set to announce a replacement for Israel Folau.
    He is an 18 year old of Pacific Islander heritage named Moses Covfefe.

  172. Perth Trader

    A 18 y/o called Moses taking the place of a sacked player named Israel ?… What next?….a coach named John or maybe Jesus?I would have thought RA had learned a lesson.

  173. Old School Conservative

    Mark Steyn hands over his web site to an Australian, Kate Smyth, today.
    “Cis-ters Are Doin’ It For Themselves”.
    Well worth the read, especially with her description of ScoMo as “conservative-ish”.

    Rosie the Riveter gets a good run too.

  174. Infidel Tiger

    My donation to Folau earned reward points.

    How good is Australia?!

  175. Infidel Tiger

    Fitz: I was playing solitaire with my son…

  176. Leigh Lowe

    A joke PT.
    “Covfefe” was that mysterious word that Trump left hanging in a Tweet a while back, but I always thought it sounded a bit Polynesian.

  177. Leigh Lowe

    My donation to Folau earned reward points.

    Qantas?

  178. Infidel Tiger

    I can not believe it.

    There is a push to bring back James O’Connor to the Wallabies.

    This bloke has a disciplinary record that would make a Pentridge lifer blush and has had more cola problems than Elton John.

    Surreal.

  179. EvilElvis

    Makes perfect sense in 2019, IT.

  180. Infidel Tiger

    Qantas?

    Some people think I do!

  181. Black Ball

    Good morning all.
    Thank you CL for posting Fitzsimmons offering. Journalism now isn’t about, you know, news and information and facts. It’s the feelz. Really looking forward to this upcoming Sunday Sports programme. Liz Ellis will be hosting with any luck, bet she cries trying to backtrack her tweet about Maria. Then Fitzy will act all chivalrous by suggesting it’s all Israel Folau’s fault. Any takers?

  182. WTF…just in from The Oz….

    “The former head of the Human Rights Commission has accused Maria Folau’s sponsors of “bullying” her after she shared a link to her husband’s fundraising page on social media.

    Gillian Triggs said it was unacceptable that sponsors of Netball Australia contacted Maria’s employer over her post and described the attacks on Maria and Israel Folau as “vicious and ill-informed”.

    “When it comes to Maria Folau, it concerns me it is part of what we see in a great deal of public bullying,” Professor Triggs told The Telegraph today.

    Ms Triggs said court proceedings for Israel Folau against Rugby Australia were important because most Australians did not understand the law and wrongly turned the debate into one of “morality and ethics”

    “The nature of the debate really is quite vicious and ill-informed,” she said.”

    Yes Gillian, you can say that again.

  183. mh

    Trump is thinking of us

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    6m
    These flyers depict Australia’s policy on Illegal Immigration. Much can be learned!
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1144033134129758208?s=20

  184. Roger

    From Rod Dreher at American Conservative

    “It is not unheard of in history for a self-isolated elite to fail to understand the polity in which they live, and to provoke a reaction that destroys them, or at least destroys their power structures. The historian Barbara Tuchman, in her pop history book The March Of Folly, said that these aspects recur in elites who don’t understand how vulnerable they are:

    1. Obliviousness to the growing disaffection of those outside their bubble
    2. Primacy of self-aggrandizement
    3. The illusion that they are invulnerable”

    Hello, corporate Australia!

  185. Feelthebern:

    By not doing that & de-registering the party, he is sabotaging it for others.

    An interesting measure of the man.
    “If I can’t have have it, no one can.”

  186. Roger

    ACL challenges Morrison to show some leadership:

    FOLAU CAMP’S CALL TO SCOMO

    The ACL has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to make a stand when parliament convenes next week.

    “Israel’s case is every Australian’s case,” Iles said in a video released overnight.

    “Thousands and thousands of quiet Australians have donated generously to Folau’s legal defence fund and many of them are the same quiet Australians who stood up for the religious freedom at the federal election only a month ago.”

    “Izzy’s treatment speaks volumes about the challenges facing our society,” he added.

    “The activists don’t just want to silence Israel Folau, they want to make an example out of him. They want to make it very clear that for people of faith, and people with beliefs that fit outside the narrow band of political correctness, there is no place for them …

    “It’s time for our politicians to lead. It’s time for Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese to outline in detail how they will protect people of faith and the important principles of freedoms that are raised by Israel’s case.

    “This sort of public lynching is unacceptable in a supposedly tolerant and ethnically and religiously diverse country like Australia and our politicians cannot simply wash their hands like Pontius Pilate.”

  187. MatrixTransform

    Hello, corporate Australia!

    a nudge to corporate Australia

    … watch yr mouth … I vote with my feet

    dear ANZ , You already lost my personal business. No you’re gonna lose my company business as well.

    dear Bank Aust … watch your step

  188. I would like to add that I am most impressed with Martyn Iles from ACL…..I think that he is doing a much better job than Lyle Shelton.

  189. feelthebern

    Peter FitzSimons went on Q&A years ago and told a story that he was playing chess with his son and his son started crying. Pete asked his son what was wrong, and his son replied that the white pieces are destroying the black pieces and this is what happened to Aboriginals when the white man arrived.

    File under “Things that never happened”.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    File under “Things that never happened”.

    Stories that my Nanna told me?

  191. Mother Lode

    FREE SPEECH Israel Folau’s views are vile

    I had no idea Bolta found so horrendous the idea that you might implore people to make changes that would save them from eternal perdition.

  192. cohenite

    File under “Things that never happened”.

    Have you seen the idiot’s son? Looks exactly like the pirate but as short as mum. The mix must have fried his brain 5 seconds after birth. Poor bastard.

  193. Infidel Tiger

    And, according to Mitchell, O’Connor, who played the last of his 44 Tests in 2013, would be a strong addition to add back to the fold at a time when it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to retain your best talent.

    “I think he should be welcomed back,” Mitchell told foxsports.com.au.

    “It’s been well documented about the number of players that are leaving Super Rugby and you’ve got someone of the quality of James O’Connor wanting to come back.

    “I think most certainly we need to find a way to fit him into one of our teams and allow him to come back and fulfil his potential here in Australia.”

    Mitchell’s opinion is a telling one.

    It was five years ago that O’Connor, Super Rugby’s youngest ever player, arrived in the south of France having been banished from Australian Rugby a year earlier.

    Mitchell has been running a jihad against Folau and now is lobbying for this degenerate to come back?

    Far out man.

  194. dover_beach

    The Wild West Of Male Sexual Desire: Those of you who are saying this can’t go on, there will be a backlash, etc. etc.

    It’s worth thinking about what happened just a few decades ago. The first open (more or less) gay communities, that formed and indeed visibly exploded after the Stonewall riots, during the seventies, created a sexual culture that led directly to the suffering and death of thousands. And it took many non-gay people along with it (think of the hemophiliacs.)

    Why didn’t *that* lead to a huge backlash and a recognition on the part of heterosexuals that homosexuality needed to be stigmatized and the newly formed gay male enclaves that arose after gay liberation needed to be driven back underground?

    Here we saw gay liberation lead directly to mass suffering and death! One would think this would be tailor-made to create the backlash that re-orients the culture back towards the traditional understanding of homosexuality as something shameful and unlawful.

    And yet what actually happened? Gay rights grew more powerful, not less; the AIDS crisis resulted in stories that showed gay men as suffering victims who cared for and loved each other as they died in terribly tearjerking ways. Longtime Companion, Philadelphia, etc.

    When I hear conservatives talk about how the Left will Go Too Far and there will be a backlash, I hear the same old Ideas Have Consequences (so my side will win, inevitably, of course it will, without me actually doing a thing) passive impotent mentality. The LGBTQ++ movement will go much further than we know, because it has no opposition, because none of the conservatives will apparently ever actually do anything to stop or oppose it.

    He makes a very good point.

  195. Bruce of Newcastle

    Pirate Pete should petition the World Chess Federation to address racism by changing the rules of chess so that the black pieces move first. Racist chess is a symptom of cis-male white supremacy! #blackchesspiecesmatter

  196. C.L.

    Peter FitzSimons went on Q&A years ago and told a story that he was playing chess with his son and his son started crying. Pete asked his son what was wrong, and his son replied that the white pieces are destroying the black pieces and this is what happened to Aboriginals when the white man arrived.

    Ahahahahahaha.

  197. Tom

    Haha. Tucker Carlson on Democratic Party hysteria on “climate change”: “These people are buffoons. They wouldn’t know science if it got in the shower with them.”

  198. Roger

    He makes a very good point.

    Somewhat hypocritical though, given his own circumstances – out, garried & raising a child.

  199. stackja

    DB – homosexuals enforced newspeak.

  200. thefrollickingmole

    Aging sodomy fetishist attacks!!!

    David ” I know the darkness in every Christians heart” Marr has a thought qweef over at the Gruinaid amply demonstrating the power of a “but” to negate everything written before it.

    While Folau isn’t calling for men like me to be stoned, whipped or pushed off high buildings, I reckon he is free to preach his horrible beliefs. But his freedom shouldn’t trample my freedom or the freedom of anyone else.

    We are free to say he’s a dork to carry on like this about gays and drunks and idolaters. (That means Catholics, by the way.) And Land Rover is free to stop him promoting their luxury cars. And GoFundMe is free not to be the platform where he raises millions to fight Rugby Australia.

    But to Folau’s Christian backers this notion of freedoms we all share doesn’t make sense. Why? Because for them putting the boot into gays is basic Christianity. This is hard for the rest of us to credit in 21st century Australia, but to make sense of the current uproar it needs to be faced.

    These Christians – by no means all Christians – are willing to burn up huge amounts of political capital to keep and, if possible extend, their power to punish homosexuals. It’s a weird pivot of their faith.

    This is not all they want the Morrison government to shore up with legislation, but it’s at the core of their demands. They are shy of saying it in so many words, of course, hence all the malarkey we’ve been hearing from them for the last couple of years about freedom.

    Here’s a simple principle: being decent and kind requires no legislation. You only need a religious freedom act to shelter behind when you plan to be nasty – say to age-old targets of your wrath like gays.

    The strawman he constructs is impressive and ends with basically comparing being gay to being a persecuted J*** or disabled person.

    What a fag.

  201. Some History

    Pete the Poyret (Pietro Fitzbombomalucci – recently seen on an Italian beach) will be in his trailer.

    I have, I am afraid, SFF, Serious Folau Fatigue. Let the brilliant David Marr take it from here. I will be in my trailer. With Israel Folau the church demands a kind of free speech that keeps gays in the firing line | David Marr

    https://twitter.com/Peter_Fitz/status/1144033167038246912?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  202. Bruce of Newcastle

    But to Folau’s Christian backers this notion of freedoms we all share doesn’t make sense.

    Maybe Marr shouldn’t ever go into a tall building in the Middle East in case the freedoms we all share aren’t shared as widely as he thinks.

  203. C.L.

    The Duke of Dapto – Ray Hadley – beclowned himself today while trying to link Hillsong to a ped–0fiile who was paroled with the supposed assistance of a church prison volunteer. Hillsong was quick to respond. The alleged Hillsong prison volunteer who wrote a character reference was, in fact, not a Hillsong prison volunteer and hasn’t been for more than a year. Ray was suddenly thanking Hillsong for their prompt and very helpful ‘assistance’ with the ‘story’ (which he invented and bungled). Ray’s sudden niceness may also have had something to do with the possibility of legal action.

  204. DrBeauGan

    You guys are going too fast for me to keep up.

  205. Roger

    But to Folau’s Christian backers this notion of freedoms we all share doesn’t make sense. Why? Because for them putting the boot into gays is basic Christianity.

    It may surprise Marr to learn that homosexuality is not the topic of every other sermon preached on any given Sunday from pulpits across the land.

    If Christians feel the need to publicly address it occasionally it’s only because the love that once dared not speak its name now won’t shut up.

  206. max

    The more you dilute royalty the more they turn into green lefties.

    Mine tinkit ‘mazin that more of them don’t have alcohol and drug issues.

    The job must be paralysingly boring. Meet and greets: will the line stretch out to doomsday.

    Princess Anne in public (rare) has developed a resolute thousand yard stare. I can understand why.

  207. Mother Lode

    So, Angus Campbell is opposed to the Punisher symbol, but fine with Xena and Batman.

    He would rather the defence forces take their cue from chintzy TV shows from last century.

    He probably thinks that all Taliban and ISIS hideouts have 30 degree tilted floor, no one ever has a gun, and they all play by rules like “No Robin! You cannot hit a Jihadi wearing glasses.”

    I personally would like to salute the courage of our men and women in uniform. Their courage in the face of a resolute and implacable foe dedicated to their downfall and annihilation.

    I am, of course, talking of the politics stained command of the ADF.

  208. Tel

    These Christians – by no means all Christians – are willing to burn up huge amounts of political capital to keep and, if possible extend, their power to punish homosexuals. It’s a weird pivot of their faith.

    Name one person attempting any sort of “punishment” … otherwise this is a total lie.

  209. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Peter FitzSimons went on Q&A years ago and told a story that he was playing chess with his son and his son started crying. Pete asked his son what was wrong, and his son replied that the white pieces are destroying the black pieces and this is what happened to Aboriginals when the white man arrived.

    what a load of bullshit! the real story is his son was crying cause fitzi was demolishing his pieces

  210. Dr Faustus

    And, according to Mitchell, O’Connor, who played the last of his 44 Tests in 2013, would be a strong addition to add back to the fold at a time when it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to retain your best talent.

    Absolutely, yes, why not? As I recall, the Qantas Wallabies are down a fullback – and O’Connor has progressed from pisstank nuisance to inspirational:

    “It is time for me to share my truth. I have a deep desire to play for the Wallabies again. I have learnt from my mistakes and I am now ready. Ready to bleed green and gold. Ready to bleed for my brothers. Ready to bleed for the people.

    Yeah. Shit yeah. My truth. Ready to bleed for the people.
    All Aussie Jim needs to do now is endorse the QWERTY lifestyle and he’s in like Flynn!

  211. Leigh Lowe

    I have, I am afraid, SFF, Serious Folau Fatigue. Let the brilliant David Marr take it from here.

    And so speaks a loser.
    Sunday : “He’s lost the dressing room. He’s lost the Australian public. He maybe had 30% lukewarm support, but that is now gone. GoFundMe is for cancer kiddies, not for this …”
    Thursday : KERCHING! Two and a quarter million and counting.

  212. jo

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3058685, posted on June 27, 2019 at 10:52 am

    so woke employees

    Wayfair staff to walk out over sales to detention centres

    Wayfair to staff. Don’t bother coming back. Simples.

  213. C.L.

    Today’s Nazi neologism is “assisted dying,” previously known as murder.
    As in, Christopher Dale Flannery made a living in assisted dying.

    Where else but the ABC?

    And if this figure is true, there is no further hope for our so-called culture:

    Western Australia’s nurses have backed the move, with Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) WA secretary Mark Olsen saying more than 80 per cent of nurses supported legalisation.

    Think about that: when your elderly loved ones are in hospital in WA, 80 percent of the nurses are secretly thinking about killing them.

  214. rickw

    But having done two books covering Tahiti, the pre-Christian era was extraordinarily libertarian when it came to sexuality.

    Yes, and was consequently also very tolerant of infanticide. The only way to get rid of “excess” children was to kill them once they were born.

  215. Top Ender

    You know what’s needed:

    – all chess pieces to be without colour

    – Victoria to be named something else

    – Queensland is OK as it is thank you very much

    – Tasmania to be retitled instead of being named after a white Dutch patriarchal imperialist

    Everyone knows this will fix everything

  216. Some History

    PRESS RELEASE from the Poyret Trailer Park

    Pete the Poyret is not feeling well today and has been confined to his trailer.

  217. Bruce of Newcastle

    You guys are going too fast for me to keep up.

    DrB experiences socialist bandwidth. No comrade really needs faster than a 56 kilobaud modem.

  218. DrBeauGan

    David Marr has the mannerisms which inspire all right thinking men with an urge to kick him. But we don’t. Perhaps it would be a better world if we did.

    He can’t help being the ghastly thing that he is, and christians by and large pity his derangement and would think kicking him wrong. I’m not convinced.

  219. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Has numbers had a coronary? the cat still needs to administer his daily wokeness vaccine

  220. thefrollickingmole

    dover_beach

    Good article, and worth the read for the happening home of the point its not the “average person” setting the tone for the future, its the committed single issue fanatics.

  221. hzhousewife

    My cheque should reach the ACL today. I see the donation link has now been taken down on their webpage.

  222. Tom

    Air Force One is being refuelled in Anchorage, Alaska, for the journey to Japan. Here’s hoping the TV reception is good enough over the Bering Strait to allow POTUS to live blog (on Twitter) today’s Democratic Party presidential debate, which is about to get underway in Miami FL.

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