Open Forum: August 3, 2019

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  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pretty much like the girl who said ‘ I lost my virginity but I still have the box it came in.’

    Virginity is like a soap bubble – one prick, and its gone forever.

  2. egg_

    Cunnilingus requires intelligent use of the mouth.

    It’s just a slip of the tongue?

  3. twostix

    New Zealand will decriminalise abortions a under a draft bill put forward by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government Monday…

    In a symbolic move, abortion will also move from being regulated under the criminal code to the health code.

    ‘Abortion is the only medical procedure that is still a crime in New Zealand. It’s time for this to change,’ Justice Minister Andrew Little said in a statement.

    ‘Safe abortion should be treated and regulated as a health issue; a woman has the right to choose what happens to her body,’ he added.

    It’s simply beyond the realm of possibility that all at once, a bunch of countries do things like this independently using the exact same tactics and language.

    There’s an internationalist grouping at work in the anglosphere leftwing parties, colluding on policy and politics. The greatest manifestation of it so far was the attempted coup against Trump.

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Hmm. Apologies, people.

    I cocked up the wicket tallies from earlier.

    Siddle’s on 216, equal with Clarrie Grimmett and past Merv Hughes, Mitchell Starc and flogfest MacGill.

    The GOAT has 350. Next best is Mitchell Johnson with 313.

  5. Chris

    Cosby Sweater. Best of the Hilltop Hoods by far.
    Those two chicks in the clip are eye-wateringly, gloriously stunning. Absolute top drawer.

    Hm. Stunning is good. Go to youtube and type
    ‘Avicii – Wake me up’.

    Thanks for showing us what deplorables are, and how nice you see youselfs, dahlin’ wokepersons.

  6. JC

    Stix

    I was lazying around the pool at a hotel in Italy. Next to me were two older Americans obviously there on vacation. He began to read entire passages of Anti-Trump deranged shit he was picking up on his Ipad. She was sitting on the neck of the pool with her legs dangling in the water and when he called her, she quickly went over to sit next to him so he could recite out loud what he was reading about Trump. He was flicking from site to site reading the swill out loud and she sounded really excited. That’s the worst TDS I’ve ever seen.

  7. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    There’s an internationalist grouping at work in the anglosphere leftwing parties

    Not “leftwing parties”, Twostix. They are just another useful tool.
    Do a little bit of delving into the Black Nobility.
    NOT the Wikipedia whitewash, dig a little deeper.

  8. Infidel Tiger

    Do lefties like anything more than killing babies?

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    Gunner’s Russian chick invasion one was the best yet, though.

    If you didn’t clock on it when you had the chance, you should have.

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    GOAT!

    Michelle!

    Your prophecy is coming to pass, LL.

  11. Knuckle Dragger

    GOAT!

    Hat-trick ball!

  12. Leigh Lowe

    Your prophecy is coming to pass, LL.

    Not difficult.
    Who woulda thunk it?
    A side containing four ODI tonk-artists would have trouble against a world class spinner on a day five Test track.

  13. I watched the first minute of the “Big Boy” clip – the engine name still wiped out.
    How bloody pathetic.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    First win at Edgbaston in 18 years.

    For some reason Mitch Marsh is in the Australian dressing room.

    The second innings did it for Australia. GOAT a six-fer.

    We need another opener to be truly destructive.

    The careers of Aleem Dar and Joel Wilson are over.

  15. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3124492, posted on August 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Do lefties like anything more than killing babies?

    What has Davey Warner done now?

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    And Smith, despite being demonstrably the worst captain this country has ever had in anything, is also demonstrably one of its best ever batsmen.

  17. Infidel Tiger

    Wilson and Dar are involved throughout the series!

    The neutral country umpire rule is retarded.

  18. BrettW

    So KD, Smith for Australian of the Year or not ?

    Are there any other candidates that spring to mind ?

  19. dover_beach

    Do lefties like anything more than killing babies

    No.

  20. dover_beach

    New Zealand to decriminalise abortion under new law that would allow termination up to 20 weeks for any reason.

    In a symbolic move, abortion will also move from being regulated under the criminal code to the health code.

    ‘Abortion is the only medical procedure that is still a crime in New Zealand. It’s time for this to change,’ Justice Minister Andrew Little said in a statemen

    If abortion is just a medical procedure, (i) why allow it only to 22 weeks for any reason, and (ii) what medical problem is alleviated by the procedure?

  21. Knuckle Dragger

    Farter time.

    Just checked FB like a muppet before snoozing. I have no idea how to link from there so I won’t.

    Footage of a rodeo in Argentina. 40 odd vegan activists invade the field with placards etc.

    Booing from the crowd that would make Goodes cry the Atlantic Ocean.

    A bunch of cowboys emerge from the gates on horseback, and charge the hippies. Vegans are barrelled and trampled. Placards fly everywhere, and the vegans sprint en masse through the gates to escape the horsemen, where they have the shit beaten out of them by the crowd.

    From something called the Daily Caller.

    Warms my heart.

  22. Knuckle Dragger

    The ICC must act and replace these two. Dunno who Wilson is, but Dar’s been at the top of the mountain for quite some time. There must be a contingency plan of sorts. At the very least they’ll be the reserve umpire and the video bloke for the rest of the series – if either sets foot on a Test arena again it’ll be a travesty.

    Smith, if he keeps this up might be a candidate for AOTY, but someone somewhere will wheel out a retarded kid claiming to be able to see plant food in gaseous form.

  23. jupes

    And Smith, despite being demonstrably the worst captain this country has ever had in anything, is also demonstrably one of its best ever batsmen.

    Second only to Bradman.

  24. jupes

    The ICC must act and replace these two.

    I would recommend you KD but you’d probably apply the six and out rule to Warner.

  25. Westie Woman

    Vietnam travelogue time…

    There are two competing Karaoke bars near my lovely Villa accommodation – mainly Vietnamese stuff but some Michael Jackson, some techno beats but I’m waiting for the Titanic song – then I will go drown myself in the pool.

    Otherwise it’s a lovely evening sitting on my balcony.

    There is a huge business opportunity to import hi viz gear to Japan and Vietnam..the only hi viz clothes I’ve seen were worn by the swarm of beer girls at Kyocera Dome at a baseball game we attended.

    Obviously the multitude of Australian rules and regulations must be imported as well.

  26. Celebs who call for gun bans, but turn up to Glock corporation parties in private jets.

  27. jupes

    The Inspector General of the ADF travels to Afghanistan to interview the Taliban in order to prosecute Australian troops.

    What a treasonous scumbag.

    There is nothing more immoral than sending men to war, then spending years and millions of dollars to do everything in your power to prosecute them for doing their job.

  28. jupes

    This is the standard of drivel the legal spankers will be taking seriously:

    Villagers from Darwan told an Afghan journalist retained by the ABC that one of the dead men, Ali Jan Faqir, was either kicked or thrown from a high wall into a ditch while handcuffed and then shot, or shot first then thrown from the wall.

    Well which was it? Seriously they can’t even get their bullshit story straight. Shot first then thrown from a wall? Bollocks on stilts but hey, let’s spend tens (hundreds) of thousands of dollars to give some credibility to these dickheads.

  29. Anon Mahna

    “Abortion is the only medical procedure that is still a crime in New Zealand. It’s time for this to change,’ Justice Minister Andrew Little said in a statemen

    I doubt, somehow, that no other medical procedure is illegal in NZ. As soon as I can raise the readies by crowdfunding I shall travel to NZ and attempt various medical procedures which must be licit such as transplanting the brains of children into household pets, melding four homeless men into one octoman, inserting a personality and a sense of liberty into the prime minister and removing the black hearts of abortionists without using anæsthetic.

  30. Tom

    David Rowe’s TDS is becoming a serious illness.

  31. Tom

    Steve Bright (London Sun — the bloke in the armour is BoJo’s Brexit wrangler Dominic Cummings, who is the subject of much lefty media derangement).

  32. Peter Castieau

    Thanks Tom always my first stop each day.

  33. 1735099

    As somebody mentioned Cosgove was old school traditional whereas Hurley is progressive.

    Yep.
    He had the old school honesty to say publicly that Australia’s Vietnam commitment was a mistake.

  34. 1735099

    When are DFAT going to issue a travel advisory to the USA?
    It’s obviously a very dangerous place for Australians.

  35. bespoke

    Lauren Southern’s documentary ended up largely sympathetic the illegal immigrants but very critical of the profiteering involved in people smuggling. ‘Progressives’ don’t care about outcomes and the low-tear ones are just low information zombies (NPC’s).

  36. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    our gutless coward troll can’t seem to rise above being a boring copycat

    numbies tell us how many vietcong did you kill during your tour?

  37. bespoke

    Tom
    #3124518, posted on August 6, 2019 at 4:33 am
    Paul Zanetti.

    Again ‘Progressives’ don’t care about outcomes

  38. bespoke

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    You can’t expect a parasite to do anything less then what comes naturally.

  39. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom again. I liked them all except Rowe who really is nuts.

  40. 2dogs

    When are DFAT going to issue a travel advisory to the USA?

    Uhh, they already do? They do it for all destination countries.

  41. 2dogs

    Yep, bespoke, that’s pretty much the case with this one. Took me ten seconds to check.

  42. Knuckle Dragger

    Good work Tom. Again.

    Zanetti is excellent. Reminds me of the great one about Doctor Earthian complaining about Howard’s launch of the Intervention in 2007.

    Where is Rowe? The man’s a genius. You can always instantly identify the subject matter, and he’s so good he never needs name tags to identify people like all the other dorks.

    Someone told me once Rowe’s cartoons all looked like failed Archibald Prize nominations. I cried for days.

  43. DrBeauGan

    Just bought a box of 25 Cohiba for 70 cuc. Back in On they’d cost me that much each.

    I cheer myself up by thinking how much money I’m saving.

  44. Herodotus

    News Snippets:
    1. Victorian government to continue the strangulation of its own coal fired power base with new emission controls – while importing power from other states. The NEM is being gamed big time.
    2. BBC continues to blame Trump for shootings, uses Barbara Plett whose main claim to infamy was crying when Arafat died.
    3. Boy thrown from tenth floor level of Tate Gallery – question may yet arise what role Trump had in this.
    4. Albanese says nuclear power too expensive and slow to implement. Not a problem for all those countries using it, and these objections don’t apply to wind and solar?
    5. Just as Li Peng dies, China rallies troops to threaten Hong Kong.

  45. Mother Lode

    Do lefties like anything more than killing babies?

    After their 5th birthday the like imprinting their own neuroses upon them – sexualising them, making them AGW Warriors etc.

    And more than a few take the ‘sexualising’ bit a little further.

  46. Mooka

    I would assume that FGM is illegal in NZ. Decapitation would also be illegal, but for how long?

  47. Knuckle Dragger

    Growth industry for entrepreneurs, and I’m not kidding:

    There is a thing called CPTED. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Pronounced Sep-Ted.

    This aims to reduce the likelihood of being beaten up, robbed, or having undesirables pissing, shitting, rooting and/or fighting in a particular public area, especially at night time. CPTED ‘strategies’ include cutting back concealing vegetation, bigger better street lighting, piping in classical music and so on.

    People masquerading as consultants charge councils, sporting administrators and like thousands of dollars for telling them the same thing as the average derro in the street could for a premixed water bottle of kero and orange juice.

    Domestic terrorism is producing the same thing. Think bollards. This industry, though, is still in its infancy and has the capacity to grow into the same compliance-based behemoth currently known as traffic management.

    Grab yourself an imaginary Masters in CT studies, people. Make your own from the bog standard Windows template, become an expert by doing so, sharpen up your CV to include the words ‘mitigation’, ‘strategy’ and ‘compliant’ and make yourself deaf from the beeping of reversing tippers dumping cash in your driveway.

  48. Mater

    When are DFAT going to issue a travel advisory to the USA?
    It’s obviously a very dangerous place for Australians.

    Look out for the falling sky everyone!

    There were 238 Australians who died in Thailand in 2017-18, up 17 per cent on the previous year, while 153 died in the Philippines (up 21 per cent) and 117 in Indonesia (up nine per cent).

  49. DrBeauGan

    Just as Li Peng dies, China rallies troops to threaten Hong Kong.

    And when Xi kills a few hundred Honkies, Australia will send a stiff note.

  50. Knuckle Dragger

    Another one yesterday, Mater.

    Some pumpkinhead touro stacked his moped in Bali somewhere. Media get wind of it.

    Journo, to rello: What is he like? What are his interests?
    Rello: Dogs. Woodstock cans. Liked Slayer, practiced it on his mate’s guitar.

    The resultant headline:

    Fears For Critically Injured Aspiring Musician in Bali Horror Crash

  51. Eyrie

    DAFT reckons the US has more violent crime than Australia? Last I heard our rate was twice that of the US.

  52. Eyrie

    Sorry that was DFAT but it fits anyway.

  53. John Constantine

    Waiting upon the polar outbreak forecast tomorrow.

    Did a pre spring lambing fox patrol last night before the snows arrive, but only got one and it was half crippled with mange. Had to put disposable gloves on to scalp it for the bounty.
    Talk is that the meatworks have enough direct supply contracted now to carry them into sucker spring lamb season. Fifteen percent drop in saleyard prices but no drop in supermarket domestic price.

    Ballarat lamb sale today rumoured to be targeted for collusion from the buyers, wait and see how they go.

  54. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I would recommend you KD but you’d probably apply the six and out rule to Warner.’

    Shucks. Thank you jupes, but entry into that rarefied air – and that of domestic top-level crikkit, ie the Sheffield Shield is controlled by the ICC.

    It’s invitation only. You don’t call them, they call you.

    And if I enforced my own no-dickheads rule there’d hardly be any players left.

  55. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    DAFT reckons the US has more violent crime than Australia? Last I heard our rate was twice that of the US.

    a melbourne travel warning might be in order

  56. John Constantine

    On the bright side, a mate rang up last night to celebrate the removal of the godless commo scumbag that had been leading the revolutionary struggle to declare climate emergency at his local council.

    Probably get someone worse as a replacement though.

    Sounds like the deep State will favour rewarding crony climate emergency councils with grant funding, while starving dissenters not in climate revolution.

    Hard to fight City Hall when you have a real job to put your time and effort into and they can tax you to cover all their costs.

  57. DrBeauGan

    I have a date with Maria at the restaurant for six o’clock, 42 minutes from now. I’d offer a pair of arseless chaps for the closest estimate of how late she will be, but I haven’t got any.

    No little Diaboli this time, so my virtue will be under threat. Must watch the wine consumption.

  58. John Constantine

    The US blockades have been carried out by presidential decree, with almost no public debate and no systematic oversight by Congress. This has been a one-man show, even more so than in the case of president-led wars, which trigger vastly more public scrutiny. Trump realizes that he can impose crippling sanctions abroad with almost no direct costs to the US public or budget, and with virtually no political accountability.
    .
    .Military blockades are acts of war, and therefore subject to international law, including UN Security Council oversight. America’s economic blockades are similar in function and outcome to military blockades, with devastating consequences for civilian populations, and risk provoking war. It is time for the Security Council to take up the US sanctions regimes and weigh them against the requirements of international law and peacekeeping..
    .

    Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His books include The End of Poverty, Common Wealth, The Age of Sustainable Development, Building the New American Economy, and most recently, A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism.

    Their american deep state left are enraged that Trump isn’t sacrificing human waves of young Americans as cannon fodder according to Deep State doctrine. As our gold logie wally lectures us, the rules of war demand western troops be fed into the sausage mincer rather than have one fundementalist peasant have to wait a few minutes longer for his cousin/slave/childbride to cart his jug of water back from the well to his table.

  59. Geriatric Mayfly

    British Museum to host special exhibition, “Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art”

    This should be a blinder. The profound influence of Christian imagery on Western Art is a given, especially paintings of Christ, the Virgin et al. Depictions of the Prophet(PBUH) during his ministry should be a revelation. Plenty of scope for action and heroics as he spurs his white charger towards al Quds.

  60. Farmer Gez

    And just like that, the dead of Dayton have disappeared.

  61. John Constantine

    Their vikpol.

    A Victoria Police social media post reiterating the illegalities of using a mobile phone to pay for an order in a drive-through restaurant has sparked a backlash online, while a SA lawyer admitted the law was struggling to keep up with new technologies.
    Key points:

    Take-away drive-throughs are public and road rules apply
    Handheld mobile phone use banned while engine is running
    Legalities on using mobile phones for GPS is complicated

    Victoria Police inflamed public outrage on Friday when they posted a social media quiz to illustrate that a fine of $484 and the loss of four demerit points could be imposed on motorists who used a phone to pay for food from a car.

    “If you intend to use your mobile phone to pay at the drive-through window, apply the hand brake, switch the engine off and then access your mobile phone,” Victoria Police wrote in a social media post.

    “In doing so, you are not considered driving.”

    It subsequently drew widespread condemnation from social media users, who accused Victoria Police of “revenue raising”.

    Their top level vikpol, deliberately targeted by yarragrad nazgul thousand year reich to be fundementally transformed into a convoy of Enraged Nagwhales and imported paramilitary Death Squads, goes for the crushing compliance of all proles.

    Sullen sabotaging obedience, Russia style seems the only coping mechanism allowed.

  62. Mother Lode

    Again ‘Progressives’ don’t care about outcomes

    They don’t live in the same place as the supposed outcomes – they are usually in less salubrious suburbs or other professions or sectors of the economy.

    They do live in the same place as their feelings, so those are the only things that they can care about.

  63. Mater

    And just like that, the dead of Dayton have disappeared.

    Nah. They’ve pivoted and changed tact.

    Police “neutralized” the Dayton shooter in 30 seconds. He still shot 14 people.
    The timeline is some of the strongest evidence yet that the “good guy with a gun” myth is just that.

    No mention about how many it could have been.

  64. John Constantine

    On the bright side, their vikpol imposed blackout on media reporting of carjackings and home invasions in yarragrad has cut the risk of backlash against socialism.

    Comrades.

  65. calli

    twostix
    #3124480, posted on August 5, 2019 at 11:32 pm
    I know two people who have honestly had small mental breakdowns because of Trump.

    Yes. I have a couple of family members like that. We try to avoid political subjects, but then Trumpening is inserted into conversation at random. I doubt they’ll recover after 2020.

    And egg_, thanks for that version of Firth of Fifth.

  66. John Constantine

    Victoria Police inflamed public outrage on Friday when they posted a social media quiz to illustrate that a fine of $484 and the loss of four demerit points could be imposed on motorists who used a phone to pay for food from a car.

    “If you intend to use your mobile phone to pay at the drive-through window, apply the hand brake, switch the engine off and then access your mobile phone,” Victoria Police wrote i

    Wait for vikpol cameras targeting drive through takeaways. Your fine is in the mail.

    Not long now until incar cameras, always taping the driver, will be able to fine hamburger buyers that don’t first apply the handbrake, then turn the engine off. Try eating the cheeseburger while driving for double demerit points.

    I have always loved Big Brother.

  67. stackja

    Power and water bills set to rise to cover climate change initiatives
    The NSW Government has demanded energy companies this year hand over $276 million for a Climate Change Fund, of which a quarter can be slugged onto household customers’ bills. The Fund gives grants to save koalas and hands out cheap TVs.

    Clarissa Bye and Clare Armstrong, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    August 6, 2019 12:12am

    NSW families have been gouged by higher electricity bills in order to pay millions to a climate change “slush fund” which doles out grants to save koalas, give pensioners cheap TVs and “increase public awareness of climate change”.

    The state’s three main “poles and wires” electricity distributors — Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy — as well as Sydney Water — have just been told by the Berejiklian Government they must hand over $276 million for the latest annual levy to the NSW Climate Change Fund.

    Companies — and their customers — have contributed more than $3.25 billion since the Fund started in 2007. In its first year the Fund collected $82.6 million, but within seven years it had jumped to $317.3 million.

    While the government says the companies are only allowed to pass 25 per cent of the cost to residential consumers, it cannot explain how this rule is policed and critics have branded it an “unconscionable electricity tax”.

    In 2018 Premier Gladys Berejiklian stepped in to overhaul how money collected by the tax on electricity bills was used to redirect it to more cost of living relief.

    This included $72 million to make households more energy efficient.

    The Australian Taxpayers’ Association says driving up power bills to pay for green grants while senior citizens and families shivered through winter and struggled to pay the bills was “appalling”.

    “Essentially it punishes the middle class and less well off,” ATA policy director Satya Marar said.

    “People in wealthy electorates like Warringah and Wentworth can afford to pay much higher power bills and are happy to do it.

    “But people in western Sydney, rural NSW are suffering. Pensioners are turning off the heat in winter, and families are suffering, it is appalling.

    Upper House MP Mark Latham estimates the climate levy slugs residential and business owners an average $80 a year — to fund unrelated “general environmental” projects, rather than cutting greenhouse gas emissions as mandated by the agency’s charter.

    “It’s become a giant slush fund at the expense of electricity consumers,” he said. “The $1.3 billion it has stockpiled in reserve should be given back to electricity customers to bring down costs.

    “Take an axe to it. There are only so many gains that can be made in the area of energy saving household appliances, that can’t continue forever.”

    The climate change agency has a goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050, but stopped reporting the yearly total reduction achieved in recent years.

    Institute of Public Affairs policy director Gideon Rozner said “putting over a quarter of a billion dollars into yet another gimmicky green fund is a gratuitous waste of money”.

    “It is telling that the government has stopped reporting the exact amount of emissions cut by the scheme,” he said.

    “How on earth is the NSW Climate Change Fund supposed to make any difference whatsoever to the earth’s climate?”

    The amounts to be paid over the next 12 months include $134 million from Ausgrid, $86 million from Endeavour Energy, $56 million from Essential Energy and $740,000 from Sydney Water.

    The office of Ms Berejiklian was contacted for comment.

  68. calli

    Lol. Just realised what DrBeau’s gravatar reminded me of.

    Raymond Burr sitting smoking in the darkened room in Rear Window.

    Watch it, Beaugy! We’re onto you!

  69. Knuckle Dragger

    Jesus wept.

    The Dayton shooter was packing multiple 100 round .223 magazines.

    Nine dead in a minute is suboptimal, sure. But the crook being ventilated in less than a minute is a great result compared to the potential carnage.

  70. calli

    A tad of over representation there, C.L.

    I wonder why no one talks about it?

  71. Cassie of Sydney

    “Mother Lode
    #3124571, posted on August 6, 2019 at 7:44 am
    Again ‘Progressives’ don’t care about outcomes

    They don’t live in the same place as the supposed outcomes – they are usually in less salubrious suburbs or other professions or sectors of the economy.

    They do live in the same place as their feelings, so those are the only things that they can care about.”

    Excellent comment ML……and that’s why I want settlement of refugees in electorates like Warringah, Grayndler, Wentworth and Kooyong. It’s time that the hypocrites living in these areas experienced some of the “outcomes” that plague western Sydney. I mean..isn’t that socialism? And when it happens it will be hysterical to see their feelings tested…the screams will be heard in outer space.

  72. Mother Lode

    Weird how Rowe has latched onto the Trump blimp (so to speak) although the original was too puritanical with a nappy covering its tee hee hee, I mean its *snicker snicker*, its *gargle* *witter*, you know, his pooh-plunger.

    The blimp was a failure. In fact it was emblematic of the enormous disjoint between progressives’ self-image and their ability to deliver. Recall how big the hype was (just like all progressive promises such as justice, plenty and freedom). The newspapers wrote about the prospect of a helium filled titan that was going to overshadow all the pomp, all the ceremonies, all the images, all the gravitas – and in the abstract all the diplomacy and all the agreements.

    Oh, how they clasped their hands and though closed eyelids they saw the humiliation, the embarrassment, and the sweet, uncontrollable impotent rage. It was going to be wonderful.

    Then we finally got to see it. A tiny thing that barely bobbed off the ground. In light of the ‘promise’ it was comically inept. But that was the best they could manage.

    With all their resources and concentration they can’t even manage a blimp. But they want the whole country.

  73. miltonf

    Not voting liberal in the last NSW election turns out to have been the correct choice. Good that Latho got in.

  74. stackja

    Cannabis reformer magistrate accepts ‘honesty’ defence

    A magistrate who spoke at the Nimbin MardiGrass festival as a lawyer, has found a man not guilty of driving with an illicit drug in his system, accepting his “honest and reasonable mistake of fact” defence.
    Derrick Krusche, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    August 5, 2019 10:57pm

    A magistrate who lobbied for softer cannabis laws as a lawyer, has let off drivers charged with drug driving because they “honestly” believed marijuana would be out of their system.

    Lismore magistrate David Heilpern’s acceptance of the “honest and reasonable mistake of fact” defence in a recent case has surprised a senior lawyer who said it could open up a gateway for drug drivers to get off “scot-free”.

    Last month Mr Heilpern found Robert Nicholas Ambros Collier, 34, not guilty of driving with an illicit drug in his system despite him testing positive to THC while working as a contractor for Nimbin MardiGrass festival.

    David Heilpern during a pro-hemp protest at Byron Bay in 1999.

    Mr Collier claimed he smoked pot 43 hours earlier and thought he would be OK to drive because of advice on the NSW Centre for Road Safety website which says cannabis can “typically be detected in saliva … for up to 12 hours after use”.

    “(The 12-hour advice) is nothing more than a cruel underestimation that gives people specious information, lulls them into a false sense of security, and leads to greater levels of detection, criminalisation and loss of licence,” Mr Heilpern said when finding Mr Collier not guilty.

    Three years ago Mr Heilpern found a Lismore man not guilty of a drug driving offence on the grounds he made a “honest and reasonable mistake of fact” that he did not have cannabis in his system. The man got behind the wheel nine days after smoking marijuana based on prior advice from a cop who told him he should wait a week before driving.

    Senior criminal solicitor Michael Moussa said he was “surprised” by the not guilty verdict for Mr Collier.

    “It opens up a gateway for drug users to rely on information contained as part of what is referred to as general advice on the government website — it’s just general advice,” he said.

    “But ultimately it’s a case whereby now drug users can rely on that defence — it’s kind of like them saying ‘well, as long as I don’t drive within 12 hours then I’m scot-free’, which is not the intention of … this law.”

    Mr Heilpern declined a request for an interview.

    He was a supporter of the Nimbin HEMP Embassy for several years and spoke at rallies and a MardiGrass event while a lawyer.

    He was also present at a 1994 protest as the legal representative of MardiGrass founder and drug reform campaigner Bob Hopkins, who smoked a joint outside Nimbin police station before being arrested.

    A NSW Police spokeswoman yesterday said the force would not be appealing Mr Heilpern’s decision in finding Mr Collier not guilty.

  75. C.L.

    Ace has posted this insightful (and hilarious) snippet from the Democratic Socialist of America’s 2019 conference:

  76. C.L.

    Mr Collier claimed he smoked pot 43 hours earlier …

    Clearly he was lying.
    Australia is full of judges who love criminals. It would be interesting to know what the death toll is from let-off, indulged and wrist-slappped offenders going on to commit further dangerous crimes.
    But they don’t care and they certainly never apologise.

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    News is pretty crazy this morning, with lefties hysterically throwing shit in the air over the shootings (which seem increasingly to be by two lefty nutters). Wall St cratered. India has lit a fuse to war with Pakistan. China seems to be preparing for war too by reducing dependence on imports. The Norks are letting off more rockets. We won at cricket. Crazy! So here’s a completely predictable story:

    ‘Batwoman’ Star Ruby Rose Hopes Groundbreaking Lesbian Superhero Appeals to Everyone (via Drudge)

    The character of Batwoman, aka Batman’s cousin, Kate Kane, is the first lesbian superhero to headline her own series, and out actress Rose sees herself in the character.

    Rose and Dries also spoke openly about Kate Kane’s faith — the character, as in the comic book source material, is J-wish and that will be written into the show. Dries also noted that a key scene in the pilot had to be cut out (likely for time) that referenced Kane’s J-daism. “We’re trying to find ways of incorporating that without it being a huge thing,” Dries said.

    A j-wish lesbian superhero? You have got to be kidding lady. Nearest thing to a certain bomb since the Trinity test.

  78. feelthebern

    The DPP should appeal that sentence.
    The public has to be protected against anyone who gets behind the wheel without all their faculties.

  79. calli

    That video. So much amusement in a tiny snippett.

    – the auditorium was half empty
    – the girl in the blue evening gown – huh?
    – the inscrutable expression on ms. Smugnorance’s face when she realises she isn’t woke enough
    – the genderophobe’s “cry voice”

    Bring on the revolution.

  80. stackja

    Solving US gun violence not as simple as ‘doing what John Howard did’

    As an American who has lived in Australia for nearly 20 years, it’s probably the most common – and the toughest – question I get. Here are a few things to keep in mind. ASK JAMES MORROW A QUESTION ABOUT U.S. GUN VIOLENCE
    James Morrow, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    August 5, 2019 2:57pm

    But remember, Americans have always had an uneasy relationship with their rulers, even before the Revolution.

    The Puritans left England and settled in North America because they couldn’t get along with the established church. George Washington spent three years of his presidency putting down a violent tax protest known as the Whiskey Rebellion. The southern states rebelled violently against Washington over the issue of slavery.

    And so on.

    The second thing to understand is that, as much as mass shootings make the news, they make up a tiny fraction of the US’s gun violence.

    In places like Chicago, gun violence is so commonplace it barely rates a mention on the national, much less international, stage.

    While more than two dozen were killed in Texas and Ohio over the weekend, local media reports that over the same period of time at least 47 people were shot, four fatally, in gang-related violence Chicago.

    Things got so bad that one hospital had to shut the doors to its emergency department, so overwhelmed were its staff.

    It is this sort of violence — urban gang shootings, one-on-one killings, domestic murders – that claims almost all homicide victims in the US. A 2017 analysis by Mother Jones magazine found that in that year, mass shootings accounted for 0.7 per cent of all the nation’s homicides.

    Indeed, the country’s overall homicide rate is half what it was in the mid 1990s — so things are, on this most important measure, improving, even if according to USA Today, 41 per cent of Americans fear mass shootings.

    ….

    This isn’t to minimise the horror of what happened in that Texas Wal-Mart or that Ohio nightclub or the Las Vegas strip or in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pennsylvania or any of the other countless locations where a madman has gone in determined to take down as many innocents as possible.

    But it is important to understand the full picture. There is no single cause of mass shootings, and in a highly politicised America, the most necessary thing – putting aside tribal allegiances to work together on a problem – is also the least likely.

    In an ideal world, conservatives would put aside some of their objections to restricting the sale of guns, and particularly so-called assault rifles.

    Progressives would, meanwhile, stop their demonisation of the law abiding gun owners as simple minded rednecks and look at the mental health component of the problem.

    Last month the US Secret Service released a report which found that 67 per cent of mass shooting suspects had some form of mental illness, and many experts believe that there needs to be more work done to ensure the seriously mentally ill undergo and are provided with treatment.

    Does this answer the question about Americans and their guns? Maybe, maybe not.

    But it might help Australians understand why things are as they are.

  81. Shy Ted

    Maria will be early today. And alone! She’ll be wanting to shower after eating. She’ll ask you to pass her the soap. You will be powerless to resist. Or is that just me?

  82. Ragu

    Australia won by 251 runs

    How good is that?

    Winning at cricket will increase our chances of not succumbing to the Dog dog box ponxi.

    Even though Cadel Evans is our only winner to not be caught, our strength is denying any Jack a ribbon.

    Bradbury is our god.
    Comrades.

  83. Mother Lode

    A magistrate who spoke at the Nimbin MardiGrass festival as a lawyer, has found a man not guilty of driving with an illicit drug in his system, accepting his “honest and reasonable mistake of fact” defence.

    I can easily imagine that on the last day of the MardiGrass Festival they were laughing uncontrollably and loudly at that Mardi Grass joke as they did on the first day of the first festival.

    Mind you, they also laugh for hours at one of their friends who nearly suffocated when he stuck twisties up his nose, and gazed for hours awestruck, emitting long low ‘whoa’ sounds, at the sight of a spider working on its web.

    Such is the magic of dope.

  84. Ragu

    Maria will disintegrate, just like the mathematical idiot.

    It is as boring as the Sri Lanka serial. That man needs a bit of something else in his life.

  85. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Sullen sabotaging obedience, Russia style seems the only coping mechanism allowed.

    Of course, people could just vote sitting members last, but I guess that would be too simple.

  86. C.L.

    More from the DSA conference …
    Video: No perfume in the quiet room

  87. dover_beach

    Bern, I was listening to NewsRadio a few days back and they were interviewing someone from The Hill, I think, and she was claiming that Harris was a big winner from the debate, the one in which Tulsi embarrassed her magnificently. In other words, nothing has changed since 2016. The media is being used by the DNC to flatter their chosen candidates and the tendentious bugmen that litter the media are only too happy to do so.

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    “Studies” are fun.

    STUDY: Men Being Eco-Friendly Can Cause Others To Question Sexual Orientation – Pro-environmental behavior considered ‘feminine’

    Caring about the environment and putting in some extra work to help out our planet hardly seems like a gender-centric issue at first consideration, but a new study out of Penn State University finds that certain eco-friendly behaviors that are considered overly masculine or feminine can lead to inadvertent social consequences for those trying to lend Mother Nature a hand.

    The study concluded that men and women are more likely to question a man’s sexual orientation if he partakes in more “feminine” pro-environmental behaviors like frequently using reusable shopping bags.

    There you go, reusable shopping bags turn men gay.

  89. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I know two people who have honestly had small mental breakdowns because of Trump.

    Yes. I have a couple of family members like that. We try to avoid political subjects,

    The New Yorker American mother of one of my grandsons is like that. We have had to agree to disagree. She is very left, but a nice woman and otherwise fairly normal. She has no mother, and I have been the one she turns to for motherly advice. All the gen x and gen y in our family are somewhat left; it’s the zeitgeist.

  90. calli

    Koch tried to stitch up Peter Dutton this morning, baiting him with “Trump is responsible for the mass shootings”.

    Dutton didn’t bite.

    The chook’s bum mouth response said it all.

  91. rickw

    “Abortion is the only medical procedure that is still a crime in New Zealand. It’s time for this to change,’ Justice Minister Andrew Little said in a statemen

    Not a medical procedure, cold blooded murder, that’s why it’s a crime.

  92. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The study concluded that men and women are more likely to question a man’s sexual orientation if he partakes in more “feminine” pro-environmental behaviors like frequently using reusable shopping bags.

    Hairy frequently uses reusable shopping bags. So frequently does he use them that the boot of his car is filling up with them, because he seems to buy new ones every time. So do I, for that matter. It is such a nuisance to remember them, especially if you don’t know whether you will pop into Coles or not. I do Coles, Hairy does Woolworths. It also introduces a whole new level of concern when you arrive in either of them with the wrong bag. Safer to purchase each time at source. Not the most economical thing though.

  93. Geriatric Mayfly

    John Constantine
    #3124559, posted on August 6, 2019 at 7:01 am
    Waiting upon the polar outbreak forecast tomorrow.

    Like most of them lately, thanks to AGW, they have morphed into a westerly airstream. The good shepherd he is, the farmer across the road, brings home distressed lambs and they are put in the TLC of his attentive daughters. They were recently clad in coats made for dogs, to ward off the chills we suffer on the Sodom tundra.

  94. calli

    DSA conference.

    The Conference of Don’ts.

    Especially the “aggressive scent” problem. BO acceptable.

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Inspector General of the ADF travels to Afghanistan to interview the Taliban in order to prosecute Australian troops.

    “concerns about a warrior culture among soldiers”

    You couldn’t make this shit up, seriously.

  96. calli

    There you go, reusable shopping bags turn men gay.

    I’ll have to inform The Beloved.

    Fifty nine years I’ve known him. And I never guessed.

  97. Mother Lode

    There you go, reusable shopping bags turn men gay.

    Stupid.

    The ’cause’ and the ‘effect’ are the other way around.

  98. Tom

    The Conference of Don’ts.
    Especially the “aggressive scent” problem.

    I feel a John Constantine post about the “aggressive scent” problem coming on.

  99. Geriatric Mayfly

    Especially the “aggressive scent” problem. BO acceptable.

    Often get a blast of cheap parfum and yeasty BO, emanating from a waddler in the supermarket. A perfect match.

  100. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘reusable shopping bags turn men gay

    I knew it!!!

  101. rickw

    The Inspector General of the ADF travels to Afghanistan to interview the Taliban in order to prosecute Australian troops.

    The Afghans have a long standing tradition of finishing a meeting with an unexpected beheading.

  102. Knuckle Dragger

    John C.

    Often copied, never beaten.

  103. cohenite

    This past weekend brought horrific news to our nation.
    At a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, some 21 people were shot and killed and another 26 were injured on Saturday.
    Horrifically, within 24 hours, yet another shooting took place. This time it was in Dayton, Ohio, where a gunman wearing body armor opened fire in a popular nightlife district, killing nine and injuring 27 others, before he was killed himself by police.

    https://www.cfact.org/
    The fervent prayers of the entire nation, and certainly those from everyone here at CFACT, go out to those who suffered at the hands of these deranged, evil people.
    It is of the utmost importance that our nation come together in moments like these. We need to show each other love, hope, and support.
    This is just what the folks in Texas did, as they lined up to donate blood to the surviving victims.
    Additionally, during the El Paso attack, twenty-two-year-old Army automated logistics specialist Glendon Oakley helped gather and carry as many children as he could to safety while the gunman opened fire.
    “I just helped the kids make it out safe… I was worried about the kids more than myself,” Oakley told the news in the aftermath.
    It is these stories that we should be paying attention to – stories of love and heroism in the face of unspeakable evil. But unfortunately, others are using these tragic events to score political points. Such was the case with a number of Democratic candidates who lined up to blame Trump for these cowardly murders.
    At issue were the rantings contained in a “manifesto” allegedly written by the El Paso shooter containing the reasons for his malicious act. In this manifesto, he took occasion to spew out his bigoted, anti-Hispanic vitriol as one of the underlying reasons – and 2020 contenders such as Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, among others, were quick to take cheap shots at the President for supposedly fueling this gunman’s bigotry.
    Fortunately, most Americans are fair-minded. They will see this sort of grandstanding for what it is – shameless politics. But what’s particularly irksome in this case is that if these presidential candidates are going to point fingers, then it ought to be very careful it doesn’t come back on them. That’s because this so-called manifesto does not just point to anti-immigration as a motivating factor, but also deep green ecology.
    We would never publish or distribute the excerpts from the rantings of this vile actor that spew hate and bigotry, and only include those parts of the manifesto that show the rhetoric of the radical environmentalists, and those candidates who are trying to spin this horrible event for their own political gain. Take, for example, this passage:
    The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly over harvesting resources… Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent. Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land. We even use god knows how many trees worth of paper towels just wipe water off our hands … most of y’all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.
    This isn’t the first time there have been other similar eco-terrorist shooters, like those of the Christchurch mosque shooter and the shooter in Norway who killed 77 and injured hundreds more people in July, 2011. What then, should we point the blame of this attack and others on the fearmongering of liberal politicians on subjects like climate change, overpopulation and resource depletion? No, and we won’t, because these are the rantings of a madman, and tragedy is not the time to score political points.
    The simple fact is that these were deeply disturbed individuals whose hearts were filled with hate.
    To the Democratic candidates using these events for political gain: your political posturing is horrible, and it shouldn’t be done on either side of the political aisle.
    Wanton violence has plagued mankind from its beginning, and even here in our great nation we are not immune to it. If there are lessons to be drawn from these events, let us learn them by working together and providing comfort to our fellow Americans.
    For nature and people too,

    https://www.cfact.org/

  104. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    the boot of his car is filling up with them, because he seems to buy new ones every time. So do I, for that matter.

    You and Hairy are not alone, Lizzie. I reckon there’s about a hundred of them here, and talking to ladies waiting at the checkout, it seems to be a fairly common occurrence. Now for the good news.

    When I was shopping last week, I went to buy some bin bags for the kitchen. A roll of 40. The Woolies shelf label has a breakdown per bag for such items. The biggest ones available are still too small for the kitchen tidy, and they work out to seven cents each. Conversely, their shopping bags are an ideal size, and are ten cents each.

    So now I use one ten cent shopping bag a week, instead of two seven cent bin liner bags.
    Win win all round.

  105. Dr Faustus

    Surveillance cameras in McDonalds drive-throughs have an important secondary purpose. Motorists making repeated visits for hi-beef, packaging-rich, sugar-fat-laden comestibles can have their social credit account automatically debited.

    Not illegal, but not approved.

  106. Dr Faustus

    The McDonalds drive-through ApplePay shock horror imbroglio is just the tip of the Australian tsunami of social driving offences.

    Inching through this morning’s Extinction Revolution traffic jam I had to hoot to avoid being slowly sideswiped from the lane beside me by a land-whale using her mirror to apply the morning makeup.

    A modest tax on cosmetics to fund an education campaign should fix the problem.

  107. Mother Lode

    reusable shopping bags turn men gay

    I think string bags might turn them into trannies – the bags’ net-like weave look creepily like fishnet stockings.

  108. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Yeasty BO’

    Jesus fucking Christ Mayfly. Yeeeeaaaaargggghh.

    This is a family blog. There’ll be vomit on keyboards across the country.

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘land-whale using the mirror to apply the morning makeup’

    Don’t we already have laws against using power tools while driving?

  110. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Last night I tutored my sixteen year old grandson on Othello for his Year 11 assignment. Had to read it myself first, as it is one I have never read. Used my handy Complete Works as my text. He has already completed the assignment on Rasputin, so kudos to him there. He is pulling his socks up. We worked on Othello from a text he has purchased bearing the name ‘No Fear Shakespeare’. It’s fine for discussing motivations and plotlines, but I am not sure it is the best for engaging in detail with the swoop of Shakespeare’s wondrous expression. Here is a sample: Shakespeare first, then the opposite page translation for today’s yoof:

    Act 3 Sc 3

    Othello:

    ‘Think, my lord?’ Alas, thou echo’s me
    As if there were some monster in they thought
    Too hideous to be shown. Thou dost meaning something.
    I heard thee say even now thou lik’st not that.
    When Casio left my wife. What dids’t not like?
    And when I told thee he was of my councel
    Of my whole course of wooing, thou cried’st ‘Indeed’?
    And did contract and purse thy brow together
    AS if thou then hadst shut up in thy brain
    Some horrible conceit. If thou dost love me
    Show me thy thought.

    Iago:

    My lord, you know I love you.
    …………………

    Othello:

    “Thinking, my lord?” My God, you keep repeating
    everything I say as if you were thinking something too
    horrible to say out loud. You’re thinking something.
    Just a minute ago I heard you say you didn’t ike it
    when Cassio left my wife. What didn’t you like? and
    when I told you he was involved the whole time I was
    trying to get Desdemona, you were like, “Oh really?
    And then you frowned and wrinkled up your forehead
    as if you were imagining something horrible. If
    you’re my friend, tell me what you’re thinking.

    Iago:

    My lord, you know I’m your friend.

    I guess it really does help today’s yoof to read it in their own argot. “My god”, “Oh really?”
    For me, even a simple narrative such as the above loses something of its subtle archaic intensity in the translation of its simple surface structure. And I shudder to think what these No Fear texts make of some of the more poetical pieces. This piece is just chosen from a page I opened at random.

  111. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    thy thought, not they thought

  112. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    mean something, not meaning something.

    I should proof read, but was in a hurry.

  113. calli

    Erk, Lizzie.

    Othello really needs to be watched. Find a decent, classic Youtube.

    A discussion on Iago would be useful for your grandee’s development too. Not every “friend” is benign and the sooner he knows, the better.

  114. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lizzie – I no longer use bags at all. I have a plastic storage tray thingie I keep in my car. The checkout is faster since there’s no bag wrestling and I wheel the trolley out to the car and fill up the tray.

  115. 1735099

    The timeline is some of the strongest evidence yet that the “good guy with a gun” myth is just that.

    The strangest part of this is that this spurious meme has lasted so long.
    Obviously more Yanks are slowly being mugged by reality.
    Give it time, and let’s hope that not too many more die before they put it completely to rest.
    The NRA are a little distracted right now.

  116. MatrixTransform

    mine own eyes spy what thou dids’t translate

  117. Knuckle Digger:

    People masquerading as consultants charge councils, sporting administrators and like thousands of dollars for telling them the same thing as the average derro in the street could for a premixed water bottle of kero and orange juice.

    It’s a premix of metho and orange juice. Sheesh!
    Have you no sense of taste?

  118. MatrixTransform

    my heart sinks, t’is the numbers that prate

  119. Mother Lode

    The ABC feed on the telly is telling us that Trump has denounced mass shootings and white supremacy – presumably since they go together.

    As deplorable an idea as white supremacy is, how much of a threat is it? Whoever they are they do not seem to be the authors of the mass shootings – at least not 24 hours after and the MSM barrage moves elsewhere and the facts emerge dazed, battered, but unbroken, from their dugouts and trenches.

    Are they really people who have any influence? Or are they sad misfits, angry and impotent, who gain some solace by getting together and railing against the coloured man and the Jue, and have their silly marches where they get into scuffles with antifa protesters who are there purely to initiate violence?

    They now talk about white supremacists in Australia. I had never heard of such a thing before. Neo-nazis, yes, but they were and are a tiny fringe group of thugs. Now they speak of white supremacists as being almost mainstream – that would be our left copying what they have seen overseas again.

  120. John Constantina:

    Ballarat lamb sale today rumoured to be targeted for collusion from the buyers, wait and see how they go.

    Say what?
    What are they up to in Ballarat?

  121. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Pay no attention to Winston, Knuckles.
    He’s obviously one of those fussy drinkers you can never please.

  122. calli

    Also, like the Book of Latin Insults that I acquired for my son’s enjoyment and edumacation, you could introduce him to this.

    Archaic is best. 😁

  123. calli

    How can you beat this?

    “Away, you starvelling, you elf-skin, you dried neat’s-tongue, bull’s-pizzle, you stock-fish!”
    Henry IV Part I (Act 2, Scene 4)

    Not even the redoubtable IT comes close.

  124. 1735099

    The crazy has been let loose across the Pacific.

  125. Geriatric Mayfly

    Think, my lord?’ Alas, thou echo’s me
    As if there were some monster in they thought

    Presume it’s meant to be thy Or was the Bard 400 years before his time and ‘My Lord’ has demanded his preferred pronouns be used?

  126. calli

    Now they speak of white supremacists as being almost mainstream

    They are. The term has been re-defined.

    They are white people who are untroubled about being white.

    The antithesis of racism, but when did that ever stop the halfwittery?

  127. 1735099

    The ABC feed on the telly is telling us that Trump has denounced mass shootings and white supremacy – presumably since they go together.

    Did they mention that his solution is the death penalty?
    The man’s a genius. sarc/

  128. stackja

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3124624, posted on August 6, 2019 at 8:57 am
    ‘reusable shopping bags turn men gay

    I knew it!!!

    1940s string shopping bags were ‘reusable’. Homosexuality was still in the closet.

  129. C.L.

    So Justice Brereton – who had a distinguished military career in the Knox Grammar School Cadet Unit – is taking statements from terrorists against Australian Diggers in Afghanistan. He should be arrested on his return for treason.

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    The crazy has been let loose across the Pacific.

    Yes. To fix it we should send everyone in ABC Ultimo to Venezuela. That way the crazy will be on the other side of the Pacific from us.

  131. Geriatric Mayfly

    Did they mention that his solution is the death penalty?

    You forgot the quick retribution bit. Arrest, court, sentence, needle. No lolling about on Death Row.

  132. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    He should be arrested on his return for treason.

    Too complicated, C.L.
    Just cancel his passport while he is away.
    He can get the Taliban to issue him a new one.

    Maybe.

  133. Cassie of Sydney

    “The crazy has been let loose across the Pacific.”

    There is a crazy anti-Semitic lunatic from Toowoomba running amok in this country.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    Did they mention that his solution is the death penalty?

    Would cut down on recidivism rates.
    I don’t favour the death penalty though.
    Mandatory life in solitary with only bread and water and a Bible would be a much better deterrent.

  135. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #3124659, posted on August 6, 2019 at 9:32 am
    So Justice Brereton – who had a distinguished military career in the Knox Grammar School Cadet Unit – is taking statements from terrorists against Australian Diggers in Afghanistan. He should be arrested on his return for treason.”

    Actually…the fact that he went to Knox Grammar might prepare him very well for talks with the Taliban.

  136. mh

    MLK – white supremacist.

    If he’s not now, he will be soon.

  137. Calli:
    That video. So much amusement in a tiny snippett.
    – the girl in the blue evening gown – huh?
    I shouldn’t have to be the one to correct you on this, Calli, but that dress is a light mauve/lavender.
    Now get back to the Gerni.

  138. Herodotus

    “Take thy face hence, thou cream-faced loon” was a favourite back in my school days.
    One teacher reckoned some of us were more in T.S. Eliot mode, i.e. hollow men pursuing the multifloriate rose!
    Much more poetic than mussel.

  139. struth

    Good Moaning

    We would never publish or distribute the excerpts from the rantings of this vile actor that spew hate and bigotry, and only include those parts of the manifesto that show the rhetoric of the radical environmentalists, and those candidates who are trying to spin this horrible event for their own political gain. Take, for example, this passage:
    The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly over harvesting resources…

    And so you lose.

    Grow up.
    People are dying in agony all over the world as I type this.
    Many to violence, and this writer will go about his daily business oblivious and happy.
    This really is just a form of virtue signalling.

    It seems the shooter’s a human hating greenie to the core.
    Of course it should be pointed out, and those pushing the rhetoric on the young in schools, singled out.
    Say what you will to adults in an adult environment be we have every right, indeed a duty to immediately use this to attack those adults poisoning children’s minds, as we see the results again today, in Australia.
    It starts in our schools.
    Communists brainwashing children.
    But this writer prefers those with no connection directly to the victims to shut their mouths and to not call out those who have caused most of this, the cultural Marxists in education.
    It’s a duty to do exactly the opposite.

  140. stackja

    Hundreds stranded as Qantas cancels Melbourne-LA flights

    Irate Melbourne travellers have vented their fury at Qantas after multiple flights between Los Angeles were axed this week, stranding hundreds of people, along with dozens of scouts in the US.
    Brianna Travers, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    29 minutes ago

    A Qantas spokesman said QF94 was cancelled due to an “engineering issue” relating to a panel on one of the aircraft’s wings.

    “Passengers were transferred onto tonight’s QF94 while others will be flown out tomorrow night,” a Qantas spokesman said.

    Qantas too busy on ‘social engineering issues’?
    And forgot QANTAS?

  141. Robert Mc

    mine own eyes

    … have seen no unfavourable Cat comments about the termination of a foetus with Mosaic Trisomy 16.

    my heart sinks

    … Cardimona? C.L.? Dover Beach? Others?

  142. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A discussion on Iago would be useful for your grandee’s development too. Not every “friend” is benign and the sooner he knows, the better.

    Yes, we discussed Iago at length, Calli. Not just an ‘evil’ figure as in an old morality tale, but someone with what has been called ‘a personal suit’. He had his own interests in mind, and as I see it was one of those disturbing people who like starting brushfires, not always aware of why they are even doing so, although sometimes it is far to obvious when viewed from afar.

    We had a great discussion; he proudly showed me his new guitar which I got him for Christmas but which had to be ordered specially so didn’t arrive in time and I’d never seen it before. He is such an intelligent young man, a child of course in many ways, with a new girlfriend who is keeping him far too busy for his assignments (as ever t’was in yoof). His schizophrenic mum is being very helpful this year and last under NDIS care (but still agrophobic and blunted in affect from the very necessary medication). He is staying with her more often than with his father, my semi-autistic recovering alcoholic oldest son now. Both have been poly-drug users, he badly affected with marihuana dependence and she with amphetamines.

    It can break my heart and also burst it with pride when I look at this polite and eager good-looking hopeful little kid, whom I have cared for a lot too at times when both parents were beyond that ability, and think of all he has been through in his short life with her truly dreadful trail of absolutely deadbeat boyfriends and his father’s production for him of a little brother who is level 2 autistic (more grist to my mill) which makes home life at his dad’s seedy place hardly conducive to study, for his dad, like his mum, relies on him too much too. We have often talked together about family, and family members, but he has always resisted adoption in favour of sticking by his parents. Grandma, he says to me as we discuss his father’s very belated conversion to Jordan Peterson’s works, do you think you could buy me a copy of that Twelve Rules for Life? Of course I can, I reply, as we discuss his other needs for some better school pants and a new Year 12 school jacket for next year. I give him fifty dollars extra pocket money as I leave, and hold back the tears until I am driving home. You survived, I tell myself, so he can too.

  143. mh

    Inching through this morning’s Extinction Revolution traffic jam…

    The LNP should be making hay.

    I think they need Tim Mander to take over.

  144. struth

    As stated yesterday, this never happened in a heavily armed USA in the years prior to cultural Marxism and Alinsky tactics produced a broken culture and society.
    Our dumb Troll perfectly illustrated this by claiming this started happening in the 90’s.

    Of course it did.
    That’s precisely when the division and hate it was meant to achieve started destroying the west.
    They’d been working on it since the Frankfurt School.

  145. Mother Lode

    A Qantas spokesman said QF94 was cancelled due to an “engineering issue” relating to a panel on one of the aircraft’s wings.

    There is a guy who gets on social media and brags about all the wires he has cut, the pain thinner he has poured down the back of instrument panels, the bolts he has removed from the engines, and so on.

    But until he posts a quote from the Bible they are powerless to do anything.

  146. Geriatric Mayfly

    Qantas too busy on ‘social engineering issues’?

    It’s all balls and sockets in the QANTAS workshops thanks to the Leprechaun’s re-engineering.

  147. Eyrie

    “Mandatory life in solitary with only bread and water and a Bible would be a much better deterrent.”
    Include a noose hanging from the ceiling and a tall 3 legged stool.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    Irate Melbourne travellers have vented their fury at Qantas after multiple flights between Los Angeles were axed this week, stranding hundreds of people, along with dozens of scouts in the US.

    Is ATC at LAX ensuring adequate separation is maintained between the scouts and the cabin crew?

  149. Eyrei:

    “Mandatory life in solitary with only bread and water and a Bible would be a much better deterrent.”
    Include a noose hanging from the ceiling and a tall 3 legged stool.

    That’s a nice touch.
    You should do this for a living.
    Except, I’d go for a two legged stool, and use a camera to film the antics.

  150. Eyrie

    “It starts in our schools.
    Communists brainwashing children.”

    That is the aim. Eliminate the support for and belief in western civilisation.

  151. Eyrie

    Winston, there could be a betting pool on how long the scumbag takes before topping himself.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    For your next Irish holiday, be sure to book and fly with Cunnilingus.
    No-one has better craic than Cunnilingus!
    .
    * 20 kg limit on baggage.

  153. stackja

    Knox teacher arrested for child abuse material
    ABC Local-58 minutes ago
    A teacher from Knox Grammar School has been arrested for possessing child abuse material after a mobile phone was found at the school’s aquatic centre.

    The 30-year-old man was arrested on Monday afternoon and a number of electronic devices were seized from his home.

  154. stackja

    Eyrie
    #3124695, posted on August 6, 2019 at 10:04 am
    Winston, there could be a betting pool on how long the scumbag takes before topping himself.

    And MSM will ignore the scumbag topping himself. Not fit the narrative.

  155. Mother Lode

    “Mandatory life in solitary with only bread and water and a Bible would be a much better deterrent.”
    Include a noose hanging from the ceiling and a tall 3 legged stool.

    Yeah, but for added fun, consider that the miscreants would only be reaching for the noose as an escape from a miserable incarceration.

    So give the noose a weak point so it gives way and the bastard falls on the floor – there will be that pained look at realising failure and that their hoped for release will not eventuate.

    Keep introducing things like blunt razor blades, jars of pills that contain only enough active ingredient altogether to induce a doze (or perhaps laxatives) – any number of things that he would begin to suspect it is a trick, but he becomes so desperate it finally is worth a try – and then a fail.

    Like being sentenced again and again and again.

    The Greeks were the true innovators here. As Sisyphus, Tantalus, Prometheus…

    Anyway, compile his greatest agonies onto a drive and give it to the families of the dead.

    Or livestream it. Next to the Gorilla Channel.

  156. Mater

    For your next Irish holiday, be sure to book and fly with Cunnilingus.

    Watch for any uncontrolled decompression. A clear and present danger.

  157. Knuckle Dragger

    Othello.

    I always thought a Casio was a 1980s calculator.

  158. Top Ender

    Note the clue as to part of the agenda in bold:

    Rebellion Day protesters arrested at Queensland’s Parliament House

    At least seven climate change activists have been arrested during the “Rebellion Day” protest in Brisbane’s CBD.

    The rally has shut down a small stretch of William Street in front of the government executive offices.

    Police have blocked protesters from encroaching on Margaret Street, which remains open to traffic.

    Several protesters have been arrested and taken away by police for venturing too close to Margaret Street.

    With each arrest, a cheer has erupted from the growing crowd, which began assembling nearby about 7am.

    The group has been chanting “the seas are rising, no more compromising” and “keep coal in the ground”.

    Meanwhile, government employees pouring into 1 William Street for work have been greeted by a festival-like atmosphere, with musicians performing in front of a crowd of hundreds of protesters.

    Activists have waved placards warning of “extinction” in front of government workers.

    An organiser standing on a stage set up on William Street asked for protesters to applaud the “20” people arrested, thanking them for “sacrificing their liberty for our planet”.

    “Our government has failed miserably to protect this planet,” she said.

    “The only way forward is civil disobedience.

    “Australia is the world’s biggest exporter of coal, we are largely to blame for this crisis.”

    Greenslopes IT worker Mac Riggs, 25, said he had joined to protest because he feared for the future of the Earth and his job security.

    “Really sadly, if there’s no drastic change in what we’re doing to the earth, crop farming is going to become worse,” he said.

    “Bees are almost extinct and higher temperatures and destruction of natural habitats and more coal burning is causing that to get worse

    “Estimates over the next 40 or 50 years suggest there won’t be IT jobs because we will need so many more farmers.”

    Mr Riggs said he believed the disruptive protests were the only way to make politicians listen to the group’s concerns.

    “Numerous scientists and activists or decades have been doing rings the right way and it’s a real shame that it has come to this,” he said.

    Josh Woods, 23, said he had taken the day off work to join the protest.

    “I’ve taken the day off from my nine to five because I think it’s really important and it’s expected by 2050, civilisation as we know it will drastically change, and a lot of jobs will go, a lot of people will be displaced and temperatures will rise,” he said.

    Earlier, about 100 climate change activists gathered at Queensland’s Parliament House for a planned all-day disruption to Brisbane’s political precinct.

    A handful of early-bird protesters assembled at the site from 7am but the crowd had grown significantly by 8am.

    Traffic in the inner city is yet to show signs of being affected.

    The protest, set to continue until 2pm, has been planned by the Extinction Rebellion group, which is calling on governments to prioritise the environment to prevent catastrophic climate change.

    The radical group has plunged the inner-city into traffic chaos with its recent protests, which included activists glueing themselves to the road.

    Several activists have been charged by police during previous protests.

    The group has dubbed today’s protest “Rebellion Day” and called for “mass civil disobedience”.

    Extinction Rebellion has accused the government and media of not telling the truth about “climate and ecological collapse”, predicting the planet is heading for a “mass extinction”.

    “The non-violent movement calls for society to dismantle colonial systems of exploitation, protect biodiversity, and transition to achieve net zero emission by 2025,” the group said in a statement.

    Nurse Daniel Young said he was one of “48 people already arrested in the lead up to Rebellion Day”.

    “If the climate was one of my patients — and I was ignoring all the warning signs and just waiting for them to deteriorate — I would be charged with criminal negligence,” Mr Young said.

    “People are losing their lives and livelihoods, right now. If we take immediate action, we can transform our society into one that protects people and values biodiversity.”

    A short stretch of William Street has been closed as the protest moved to outside of the government executive offices.

    Police have cordoned off the street, which has been filled with market-style stalls and even a stage with microphones and a drum kit.

    Protesters carrying signs saying “civil disobedience works” and “stop trying to make coal happen” are chanting “rebellion”.

    Link

  159. Winston Smith
    #3124670, posted on August 6, 2019 at 9:39 am

    – the girl in the blue evening gown – huh?

    You weren’t listening. ‘No gender specific language.’

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘He should be arrested on his return for treason.’

    Thrown off a Kandahar wall while handcuffed, and then shot in a ditch would be fine.

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Estimates over the next 40 or 50 years suggest there won’t be IT jobs because we will need so many more farmers.”

    Widdle snowflake might actually have to get his hands dirty?

  162. Mother Lode

    I always thought a Casio was a 1980s calculator.

    Whenever they said ‘Hail’ and ‘Sirrah’ I wanted to say ‘But hail comes from cumulonimbus clouds.’

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am not a particularly staid person, but I have always insisted on being called Grandma by this little child because I wanted him to be able to say to police or welfare workers that there was a Grandma somewhere in the picture. When he was under four and in his mother’s care, she was wandering through four States in a schizophrenic daze dragging him with her and we had no idea where he was. My son and I finally traced them to Perth. The court battles for my son to eventually get custody were horrendous, the feminazis in Perth’s appalling family welfare bureaucracy fighting tooth and nail for her, till even they had to admit how ill she was.

    It culminated in Sydney in her attempts, with a deadbeat drug-dealing boyfriend in an unsafe old car, to steal the child away from his school (both she and the boyfriend ending up in locked wards), with the boyfriend threatening my life, while Queensland police rang me and told me he was a dangerous escapee from a locked ward and was on the way down to get me. My son, at that time, was in hospital for three months with two severely injured feet (he is still physically disabled by that), so I was very much in the firing line over the child at that time. No wonder Hairy wanted to get me a bodyguard. All done and dusted and water under the bridge now though. She and I are good friends these days, and I support her efforts with her own health and with my grandson very much.

  164. calli

    The moral of Othello is to always use tissues.

    Handkerchiefs are unhygenic and may lead to premature death.

  165. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘*20 kg limit on baggage’

    ‘Aaaaahhhh… my ex did it different….

    ‘Oh God……. You make up for being poor ‘cos of child support….’

  166. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “People are losing their lives and livelihoods, right now.

    Where? And from what?

    Only ones I see are those losing their farmlands due to climate hysterical biofuel production in the third world, and poor old pensioners freezing to death in Australia’s southern winter due to the unnecessary impost on fuel costs created by climate change hysterics such as this concerned protester.

  167. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Handkerchiefs

    Forever the symbol of romance, casually dropped, taken as a forfeit, or even copied for purpose. 🙂

  168. DrBeauGan

    Maria will be early today. And alone! She’ll be wanting to shower after eating. She’ll ask you to pass her the soap. You will be powerless to resist. Or is that just me?

    She was twenty minutes late. Everything else you got right.

    Ragu, just scroll past. It’s not difficult. Some people find me amusing.

  169. Mater

    The Inspector General of the ADF travels to Afghanistan to interview the Taliban in order to prosecute Australian troops.

    And I’ll wager that while doing so, he’ll be protected by hard men, similar to those whom he is investigating.

    If he can’t trust these people enough to go alone and unprotected, why would he trust their ‘statements’ as having any basis in fact? Are they open to perjury or obstruction of justice?

    The whole concept is bizarre.

  170. Black Ball

    Nurse Daniel Young said he was one of “48 people already arrested in the lead up to Rebellion Day”.
    “People are losing their lives and livelihoods, right now. If we take immediate action, we can transform our society into one that protects people and values biodiversity.”

    Thinking Xe Young will be finding his livelihood being lost shortly, if xes boss is of sound mind.

  171. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Greenslopes IT worker Mac Riggs, 25, said he had joined to protest because he feared for the future of the Earth and his job security.

    His is one job that I would welcome seeing as insecure.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If he can’t trust these people enough to go alone and unprotected, why would he trust their ‘statements’ as having any basis in fact? Are they open to perjury or obstruction of justice?

    Doesn’t their religion countenance lying to unbelievers, to serve the cause?

  173. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A teacher from Knox Grammar School has been arrested for possessing child abuse material after a mobile phone was found at the school’s aquatic centre.

    Bad luck or bad judgement? This school does seem rather prone to this sort of thing.

  174. dover_beach

    Ace has posted this insightful (and hilarious) snippet from the Democratic Socialist of America’s 2019 conference

    If you look near the front of the audience, people are using ‘jazz hands’ to mark their agreement with the speaker. These people are insane.

  175. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Ragu, just scroll past. It’s not difficult.

    What a pity you couldn’t have done the same thing yourself a few months ago, Herr Doctor Mengel, when you sat up all night, secretly lurking, spying on two of us, so you could the next two days bitching about us.

    “one rule for thee and one for me”, Herr Doctor Mengel? Is that how it is?
    You two faced, lying piece of shit.

  176. Black Ball

    If you look near the front of the audience, people are using ‘jazz hands’ to mark their agreement with the speaker. These people are insane.

    Was Trigglypuff in attendance?

  177. dover_beach

    Was Trigglypuff in attendance?

    Forwarded to the USGS.

  178. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    But this writer prefers those with no connection directly to the victims to shut their mouths and to not call out those who have caused most of this, the cultural Marxists in education.
    It’s a duty to do exactly the opposite.

    Matt Ridleys ‘The Evolution of Everything” would be an excellent antidote to have on every high school reading list to counter some of this environmental Malthusian Marxism.

    It would sit well with young peoples’ desire to be active at the community level, because it sees human interaction as a driving force – without the malign influence of Malthus to censure human efforts. Couple it too with his “The Rational Optimist” to stop the dreaded dead hand of the Greta Syndrome from taking hold on youthful enthusiasms.

  179. Mater

    If you look near the front of the audience, people are using ‘jazz hands’ to mark their agreement with the speaker. These people are insane.

    That’s how they are taught to applaud in Primary School assemblies now. I shit you not!
    Every Friday at assembly, I see it.

  180. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If he can’t trust these people enough to go alone and unprotected, why would he trust their ‘statements’ as having any basis in fact?

    Indeed.

    Britain under Boris is trying to put a stop to these lunatic accusations of our troops doing their duty in times past. We should follow their lead in this.

  181. dover_beach

    That’s how they are taught to applaud in Primary School assemblies now. I shit you not!
    Every Friday at assembly, I see it.

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  182. DrBeauGan

    “one rule for thee and one for me”, Herr Doctor Mengel? Is that how it is?
    You two faced, lying piece of shit.

    It looks as if you’re badly in need of more sex therapy. I hope Ellie/Elle/Eric is up for it.

    Oh, and you spell his name “Mengele “.

    Just being helpful.

  183. Geriatric Mayfly

    Was Trigglypuff in attendance?

    Asked myself the same question and settled for the much pared down item in the red bathing suit. Probably even then too svelte for the Thunder Lizard.

  184. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Just being helpful.

    You’re about as “helpful” as tits on a bull, crvnt.
    Stick to boring everybody to tears with your never ending novel of unrequited platonic friendship.

  185. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Presume it’s meant to be thy Or was the Bard 400 years before his time and ‘My Lord’ has demanded his preferred pronouns be used?

    Yes, I did correct it in the next comment, Mayfly.

    But if you had seen that, you wouldn’t have had such a fine pronoun quip to make.
    So all’s well that ends well, as someone once said. 🙂

  186. Leigh Lowe

    Now.
    Hands up those who got out of the bed on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

  187. Mother Lode

    If you look near the front of the audience, people are using ‘jazz hands’ to mark their agreement with the speaker. These people are insane.

    What a pack of ‘tards.

    Remember, this kind of stuff (like up-twinkles and down-twinkles – someone thought that was a name grown ups would warm to!) is because of the trauma of applause.

    Suppose you are an actor or a singer having just given the performance of you life. You are drained, the spot lights make it impossible to see anything beyond the some of the front row. Your last syllable has been delivered with perfection straight to the beating hearts of your audience and then…nothing. No, something. Something like the faint whispering of bats thousands of fingers flicker about in the air.

    I’d rather work in IT.

  188. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    unrequited platonic friendship

    Now there’s a nice idea, and one that many a woman might find helpful with males. You want to be friends, but they want a little something more.

    Unusual to find such a friendship desired by the male of the species though.
    Something always comes up to disturb the platonic equilibrium.

    I know, I know. Phrasing. Nothing like last night’s little excursion into phrasing though.
    Some of it made me laugh, but you are all very naughty men.

  189. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Rest easy Lo Lowe.
    There’s only two people on my hit list for today.
    And you’re not one of them.

    I have been, and will continue to be, my normal, lovable self with everyone else.
    Even including you.

  190. Ellie

    It looks as if you’re badly in need of more sex therapy. I hope Ellie/Elle/Eric is up for it.

    I assume ‘Eric’ is the name you’ve given my strap-on, DrBG.
    It has another name, butt that’s ok.

  191. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hands up those who got out of the bed on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

    My hands are busy.
    And that is not ‘phrasing’.

    I have things to do. 🙂

  192. Mother Lode

    Now.
    Hands up those who got out of the bed on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

    Normal hands up, or fingers twitching like ten little epileptics.

  193. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Careful Lizzie.
    Discussing things that “come up” is frowned upon by certain members of the gallery.

  194. W Hogg

    Do lefties like anything more than killing babies?

    I slam. They still love Is lam even though S-L-M doesn’t love abortion.

  195. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘there eligible, in the right circumstances, for a gold card’

    *They’re*
    *Gold Card*

    Yes. Yes they are. From the Commonwealth Bank.

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    WS, 11.11 am;

    Jesus Winston. Pride can take you places you don’t want to go.

    Look, we’ll have a whip round. No need to tell anyone.

    If I find out you spent it on the nags there won’t he another one.

  197. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Fucking Jazz Hands.

    Fuck society.

  198. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Trump

    He’s gone nuts. Cracking down on vidya games.

    The fuck does he think he is, Tipper Gore!?

  199. C.L.

    What is it about swim coaches?
    Worse than Labor leaders.

  200. stackja

    Abortion bill sparks heated clashes, as NSW Parliament starts debate

    Today’s debate comes as Anglican Bishop of Newcastle broke ranks from his state leader, urging NSW Parliamentarians to support the new abortion laws.

    In a letter to Parliament, Bishop Peter Stuart said Anglicans valued all human life, but, after careful reflection, he had decided to back the bill.

    The position is at odds with the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, who warned the bill would “open the floodgates” to abortion on demand.

    Bishop Stuart said healthcare regulatory framework was a better way to govern the complex decision-making associated with pregnancy and matters associated with conscience.

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