Open Forum: August 17, 2019

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  1. johanna

    [Plus australia has imported millions of single disposable military age males, it is like the Fleet is always in town.]

    A sage point by John Constatine, although his numbers are wrong. Not millions.

    Still, as Sweden illustrates, importing large numbers of young men from cultures where women are either whores or posessions has bad consequences. In a once stable and relatively crime-free society, Sweden now has no-go zones, women and children being groped and assaulted at public swimming pools, and rape soaring, courtesy of members of the RoP.

  2. Pete of Perth

    Bloody hell Try number 5

  3. Des Deskperson

    ‘Watching Channel 7 right now, breathless hot reporterette letting us know that our Pacific neighbours are very cross with us.’

    They also had Bainimarama banging on about Scomo being disrespecting him in some way or other and how the Chinese were so much nicer and easier to deal with.

    It sounded like the scenario from that sub-adult ABC drama ‘Pine Gap’, where the Chinese mining company and its employers were portrayed as being so much more empathetic toward and in touch with the Indigenous ‘traditional owners’ that us whiteys. Maybe Bainimarama was a fan of the show.

    In 2019, Fiji scared 40 out of 100 on the Transparency International Corruption index: a C- – at best.

  4. cohenite

    And Sweden also has tot pot the climate guru.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    31 – Nil.
    The Qantas Witches Hats are indeed a “very tight competitive unit.”

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Went for a wander.
    How come the last try was disallowed?

  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    P, I can give you the negative case, which will correct any uncertainty.
    The internet pic for the name you mention looks nothing like the lady to whom I was talking.

  8. Nick

    Watching Channel 7 right now, breathless hot reporterette letting us know that our Pacific neighbours are very cross with us.’

    I saw that. Chinese cash will mean they never ask them ‘exactly how do you guys make your electricity?’

  9. Still, as Sweden illustrates, importing large numbers of young men from cultures where women are either whores or posessions has bad consequences.

    Is that why all the uni students are hookers now?

  10. calli

    The Wallabies appear to need Folau this evening.

    Or the Humane Destroyer.

    Take yer pick, Team Goth.

  11. Des Deskperson

    ‘I saw that. Chinese cash will mean they never ask them ‘exactly how do you guys make your electricity?’’

    And the Chinese will never ask the Fijians, ‘what did you do with all the money we gave /loaned you?”

  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I really like the name ‘Pol Tot’.. It is an excellent juxtaposition of two polar behavioural extremes.

    What she is advocating is certainly a version of Year Zero.
    And Greta is such a foot-stamping little brat that two-year old tantrums certainly come to mind.

  13. Black Ball

    That ‘Leading Teams’ program has served the Adelaide Crows well. And the Behavioral Awareness Officers may have to make shit up to justify their work at the Roos v Power match. Very sparse crowd.

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “tot pot” is pretty good too after the latest episode of Greta’s Grizzles.

  15. Some History

    Three minutes from #Bledisloe kick-off! About to do the Haka. Go you mighty #WALLABIES!

    https://twitter.com/Peter_Fitz/status/1162628765341499392?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    NZL 36
    AUS 0

    Just awaiting a comment from the Pirate to the Starsz.

    [crickets] [tumbleweed]

  16. C.L.

    Michael Dunn at Quadrant has written a fine brief essay on St Paul and Israel Folau in Context.
    It has only one flaw and that glaring.

    The Folau controversy prompted me to read a book by Sarah Ruden, a translator of Virgil’s Aeneid, titled Paul Among the People. She examines what Paul said in the context of the customs, the morals and the laws of his time, using relevant texts of Greco-Roman civilisation. She reveals a world of slavery, everyday brutality and prostitution, and a harsh attitude to life

    Folau’s selective list of sins and sinners to be warned about the torments of hell is blind to the historical context.

    Now, do read all that’s excellent and true between these two ellipsis-divided observations. Even Folau’s supporters here have pointed out that, theologically, he is out of his depth.
    But I fail to see much contextual difference between St Paul’s age and our own.

  17. Black Ball

    So the takeaway from the Wallabies woes is Folau disruption.

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What she is advocating is certainly a version of Year Zero.

    Pol Pot and Ho Chi Minh would have made excellent Greens – “All those who do not follow the line I set out will be smashed.”

  19. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hairy watching the Bledislow on time delay, so he is some minutes behind. Odd noises emanating along the hall, and I gather all is not going well for us. He called me in, as usual, to watch the Haka and I obliged. It was a really good one this time; Fear of God stuff. Countering that with a few burning gum leaves just doesn’t cut it, and I’m glad they don’t try that on.

  20. P

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare #3134085, posted on August 17, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    P, I can give you the negative case, which will correct any uncertainty.
    The internet pic for the name you mention looks nothing like the lady to whom I was talking.

    OK, that’s good by me, but it was you who made a big thing about it last night here:

    “Spent some of the time chatting with a 77 year aboriginal woman, there as an ‘elder’, who distinctly warmed to me when our pasts in Sydney’s west came up in conversation and we found out we were also the same age. Then I found she’d been teaching typing at the Tech in 1963 a floor below where I was attending the Day Matric. I’ll bet you learned to type first, like I did, she said. I did, I answered. She nodded in understanding. We were both good typists. We knew what that meant. A decent job, not in a factory. Sisters under the skin for a moment, we were.”

  21. Mater

    An honourable mention to Frank for keeping Bob tied up on the old Trump thread all day. No comments from him here since 7:26 this morning.
    Can’t have been easy for him though. Threats of libel are amongst the highlights over there.

  22. Some History

    Peter FitzSimons‏Verified account @Peter_Fitz 30m30 minutes ago
    Peter FitzSimons

    I don’t want to talk about it.

  23. It’s Remarkable

    Wallabies in a most embarrassing display. The after the match thinking they went OK, ‘a few missed opportunities’ , ‘building’, ‘lots of positives’.
    They need a serious reality check. It as totally poor, amateur, schoolboys level rubbish.
    The World Cup will be a good lesson on how bad we really are – bring it on.

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I fail to see much contextual difference between St Paul’s age and our own.

    Well, that’s our species for you.
    We definitely do need pulling into line.

    St. Paul didn’t do too well in Corinth, Hairy noted as we missed the expressway turn off.
    Too many sailors and pro’s apparently. They ran him out of town.

    Don’t know if Hairy’s spin on this is correct but it was offered to console me that we hadn’t done too well either in getting to see the place. 🙂

  25. Some History

    Just for the Pirate.

    Rod Stewart – I don’t wanna talk about it

  26. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wallabies in a most embarrassing display.

    Hairy’s still watching, so currently I am ahead of the game.
    I will prepare a few comforting words.
    To be honest, after that Haka I thought they were done.
    All huddling in a circle pretending not to be upset by it.
    And in badly fitting hideous strip too. No wonder they wuss’d it.
    A good choreographer could produce a great little routine for our guys to use.
    All fire and threat and testosterone running wild in the eyes and noses.
    That’s what we need. With some new strip to match.
    I know a designer who could do a lot better with yellow and gold.

  27. mh

    Drew Mitchell on Sky yesterday saying that the Wallabies without Folau are “better balanced” and a “more cohesive and effective unit”.
    Wallabies by 13 he said.

    36-0 All Blacks.

  28. stackja

    I gather RA Castle was breached?

  29. Some History

    Former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons has launched a scathing attack on the All Blacks before the Bledisloe Cup showdown at Eden Park, declaring the side has too many older players and was “in decline”.
    “Sonny Bill Williams is 34, how’s Sonny Bill going to go up against James O’Connor?” FitzSimons said on Newstalk ZB. “The All Blacks just looked a bit old and slow.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/115055670/bledisloe-cup-former-wallaby-taunts-old-and-humiliated-all-blacks

  30. Robber Baron

    NZL 36
    AUS 0

    AUS took it up the pooper.
    Qantas dwarf well pleased.

  31. P

    C.L.
    #3134095, posted on August 17, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Michael Dunn at Quadrant has written a fine brief essay on St Paul and Israel Folau in Context.
    It has only one flaw and that glaring.

    Thanks for your comment here C.L. I’ve glanced through the Quadrant article but I remain with Folau and his stance on this matter.

  32. It’s Remarkable

    The Bledisloe match was seriously embarrassing, it should have been expected that the All Blacks would come back very hard, and they did.
    What was not expected was how soft and it seems obviously complacent the Wallabies were.

    From the very first minute it was obvious they were not up to the task. In the end it turned out just as one would have expected – awful. Incompetence piled on hubris – a terminal condition.

    I feel sad for all of those who have paid for ticket to Japan.

  33. cohenite

    This explains a lot; according to RoP scholars (yeah I know) during sex if the woman is on top it turns the man gay:

    https://www.facebook.com/sunnysam989/videos/464721220763014/UzpfSTE0NjA3OTA4NjI6MTAyMTkyNTIyMjMwNDM5NjM/

  34. Leigh Lowe

    Former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons has launched a scathing attack on the All Blacks before the Bledisloe Cup showdown at Eden Park, declaring the side has too many older players and was “in decline”.
    “Sonny Bill Williams is 34, how’s Sonny Bill going to go up against James O’Connor?” FitzSimons said on Newstalk ZB. “The All Blacks just looked a bit old and slow.

    File that with all the other wrongology :-
    Alan Jones gone from 2GB.
    Bill Shorten to win with 82 seats.
    It is non-stop.

  35. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    OK, that’s good by me, but it was you who made a big thing about it last night here:

    So?
    Not a ‘big thing’, just an interesting thing, that’s all. I talked with lots of other people there too, and as with this lady, there’s no way I would publicly put names to our discussions, although I might give some general sense of them. Privacy matters. This lady was not the only aboriginal woman there either, nor have I disclosed what the occasion was except that Hairy was an invitee, nor where the party was held.

  36. Black Ball

    I expect Leigh Lowe that FitzSimons will be on Sports Sunday lamenting umpiring decisions for the Wallabies to not score a single fucking point.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    mh

    #3134106, posted on August 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Drew Mitchell on Sky yesterday saying that the Wallabies without Folau are “better balanced” and a “more cohesive and effective unit”.
    Wallabies by 13 he said.

    36-0 All Blacks.

    The swing between the Mitchell forecast and the actual is a neat seven (7) converted tries.

  38. max

    I’m now re-watching Tinker, Tailor with Alec Guiness. I do it about once a year – it’s that good.

    Always interested in recommendations.

    Have started to look at the BBC adaptation of Olivia Manning’s Fortunes of War With Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson. It is set in Rumania in 1939 as Nazi influence spreads through the Balkans. Branagh plays an academic dabbling in fashionable lefty politics and Thompson his far more sensible and smart young wife. There is a cast of all sorts of odd characters: a Russian prince down on his luck, profiteers, chancers, collaborators and desperates everywhere.
    The writers manage to move constantly between the small, personal stories and the bigger historical drama.

    Made 33 years ago when Emma Thompson was beguiling. The camera lingers frequently on her lovely, luminous face. Wish I knew how to post a picture,but the link is here.

  39. cohenite

    Yeah nice head prefect but the issue is are you an on top or bottom guy.

  40. Boambee John

    Des D at 1916

    They also had Bainimarama banging on about Scomo being disrespecting him in some way or other and how the Chinese were so much nicer and easier to deal with.

    Oh how times have changed.

    When then Commodore Bainimarama led a coup with the express intention of imposing a new constitution in Fiji, one giving ethnic Fijians entrenched superiority over other (largely ethnic Indian) citizens, the left howled in rage.

    Now that he is spouting CAGW propaganda, suddenly he is a hero to the left. The apartheid constitution is now forgiven, he is a useful tool in the campaign to destroy the Australian economy. And he lurrves those Chinese robber barons also beloved of the fascist left.

    The seagull showed how the fascist left had taken Bainimarana to heart when he was effusive in praising the Pacific Forum campaign.

  41. JC

    Cronkite

    You’re obsessed with this crap about the ROP. Your only posts here should be about corrections to the temp record alarmists are fucking around with and nothing else.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    Black Ball

    #3134121, posted on August 17, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I expect Leigh Lowe that FitzSimons will be on Sports Sunday lamenting umpiring decisions for the Wallabies to not score a single fucking point.

    Yes.
    The ref missed those two early penalties.
    The ref dropped all those passes.
    And the ref made the Wabballies wilt like pansies in a pizza oven.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    First steps on the path to history

    John Ferguson
    Associate Editor
    @fergusonjw
    12:00AM August 17, 2019
    21 Comments

    Kenita-Lee McCartney is quietly treading the path to history.

    The 30-year-old entrepreneur, artist, disability worker and mother of two is one of about 60 candidates seeking election to the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, which will set the framework for the first Aboriginal treaty.

    Ms McCartney is no guarantee of being elected in the state’s northwest province but her vision is simple and ambitious at the same time: more jobs, less ­racism, land for her people to practise their traditions and a greater understanding of indigenous history.

    “I see myself as being an advocate,’’ she says, “making sure that their message is being put across in the foundation of the treaty process.’’

    Candidate nominations for the assembly closed yesterday and about 60 people will vie for 21 seats across five provinces. Another 11 seats have been reserved for traditional owner groups, making a 32-seat assembly.

    Ms McCartney’s is a vast electorate covering thousands of square kilometres of the state to Mildura, Bendigo, Horsham and scores of towns in between.

    Her people are diverse, her ­father being Wotjibolik and Wemba Wemba and her mother Wiradjuri.

    She has lived the daily challenges of Aboriginal life in Australia but doesn’t want to wear any of the pain or the depth of her personal story on her sleeve.

    She has settled in Swan Hill, on the Murray, 340km north of Melbourne, where the river starts to widen before heading towards Tooleybuc.

    She wants her people to have the opportunity to one day gather on their own land by the river, tell their stories and teach their traditions. “Having our own place where we would just be Aboriginal people,’’ she says. “Practise our culture and traditions that have been going on for 80,000 years plus. That’s a very big one for me.

    “So many people in our community dream to live on the river but we don’t have the opportunity.’’

    Voting will be held between September 16 and October 20, with the elected body then developing the treaty framework.

    The treaties themselves will be negotiated between the different indigenous groups and the government. It could involve land, compensation, access to country or a greater say in the community.

    The assembly will also work alongside government to set up a treaty authority, which will act as the independent umpire during the treaty process

    The treaty negotiating framework will set out how treaties can be agreed in Victoria and a self-determination fund will be created so that indigenous groups can deal with government on a level playing field regarding legal and other advice.

    Ms McCartney is one of two grassroots candidates in her area and she suspects interest from the non-Aboriginal community is low. “The general population? I don’t think they really care. Hopefully, one day that will be different,’’ she says.

    From the Oz. This will keep the High Court booked out for twenty years or so.

  44. I’m now re-watching Tinker, Tailor with Alec Guiness. I do it about once a year – it’s that good.

    I also do this. And don’t forget Smiley’s People.

  45. stackja

    Macquarie Media chief threatens to sack Alan Jones following Ardern comments

    2GB radio host Alan Jones has been told he will be fired if he continues to make offensive comments similar to advising Prime Minister Scott Morrison to “shove a sock down the throat” of New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern.
    Annette Sharp, The Sunday Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    12 minutes ago

    Last night Macquarie Media CEO Adam Lang confirmed he had spoken to the breakfast show host earlier in the day, effectively putting the station’s newly re-signed $4-million-a-year star on final notice.

    “I have today discussed the matter with Alan and advised him that any recurrence of this nature will result in the termination of his contract,” Mr Lang said.

    Adam Long really working for MM?

  46. Leigh Lowe

    The Port Adelaide Koch-heads copping a pasting.

  47. Dan Dare

    I saw on “The Five” that Epstein definitely died from hanging.
    Hanging around with the Clintons.
    Ha!

  48. Leigh Lowe

    Last night Macquarie Media CEO Adam Lang confirmed he had spoken to the breakfast show host earlier in the day, effectively putting the station’s newly re-signed $4-million-a-year star on final notice.

    “I have today discussed the matter with Alan and advised him that any recurrence of this nature will result in the termination of his contract,” Mr Lang said.

    And the grounds for termination would be what exactly?

  49. Some History

    And the grounds for termination would be what exactly?

    Advocating the misuse of socks.

  50. Farmer Gez

    #3134106, posted on August 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm
    Drew Mitchell on Sky yesterday saying that the Wallabies without Folau are “better balanced” and a “more cohesive and effective unit”.
    Wallabies by 13 he said.

    36-0 All Blacks.

    That’s just the score in a silly old game.
    We’re winners in inclusiveness, and that’s what counts.
    George Michael’s greatest hits can be heard faintly from the locker room.

  51. Nick

    And the grounds for termination would be what exactly?

    Strange, any DJ wanting to put a sock in say, Tony Abbott’s throat, would get a pay rise

  52. JC

    Lol Trump

    Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!

  53. Black Ball

    George Michael’s greatest hits can be heard faintly from the locker room.

    Michael Hooper heard listening to this in front of the mirror

    https://youtu.be/QgGDcn46aW8

  54. C.L.

    The old Vanderbilt and then Heinz family home at Sutton Place, Manhattan (JC’s link), looked pretty interesting. It is – or was – on the market recently. Here are the interior pics. Just wow.

  55. cohenite

    And the grounds for termination would be what exactly?

    Exactly. 2GB was the last hold out in radio against the left. What a fucking joke; the buck toothed imbecile would need 20 socks to stuff that gob.

  56. Old School Conservative

    Last night Macquarie Media CEO Adam Lang confirmed he had spoken to the breakfast show host earlier in the day, effectively putting the station’s newly re-signed $4-million-a-year star on final notice.

    Oh the stupid it burns.
    Punt the number 1 radio star in Australia? It wasn’t done after losing a $3.7 defamation case.
    A simple slur of Ardern and he gets a final (verbal) warning.
    Something else is behind this threat.

  57. Some History

    That’s just the score in a silly old game.
    We’re winners in inclusiveness, and that’s what counts.

    The puffery of poofery.

  58. John A

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare #3134103, posted on August 17, 2019, at 7:41 pm

    I fail to see much contextual difference between St Paul’s age and our own.

    Well, that’s our species for you.
    We definitely do need pulling into line.

    St. Paul didn’t do too well in Corinth, Hairy noted as we missed the expressway turn off.
    Too many sailors and pro’s apparently. They ran him out of town.

    Don’t know if Hairy’s spin on this is correct but it was offered to console me that we hadn’t done too well either in getting to see the place.

    Yes, not much has changed about the human species. But sorry Lizzie/Hairy, Paul spent quite a lot of time in Corinth – over 18 months at least and certainly long enough to be self-employed so as to provide for himself.
    Please inform Hairy that Paul was not run out of town there – that happened earlier, in Asia Minor: Lystra, Derbe, Iconium. The only other city where he spent a lot of time was Ephesus, clocking up 3 years. Otherwise, he was significantly itinerant.

  59. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Thanks mater.

    I was copping flak, so I knew I was over the target.

    He really does hate his own country (and America).

    He’d actually threaten to sue for “libel” to derail a thread where Australia acquiring its own nuclear weapons (as to stop our dependence on US force) is brought up.

    Nope, can’t think about that. We must be 100% behind whatever war the next leftist US President wades into, despite all Americans being dumb as fuck warmongers and violent degenerates, as Bob would tell us.

  60. Buccaneer

    Didn’t at watch the rugby, outcome was fairly predictable, wont win any silverware while mrs pirate is ceo. Worse she’s killing the juniors too.

  61. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Ahhh…time to kick back to my favourite album by Rod Stewart, An Old Raincoat Won’t Let You Down.

  62. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    People are still fucking whinging about how GOT ended.

    I started to watch a “popular” You Tube channel on it, good lord what a hot mess. There must be billions of normies out there watching utter shit 24/7.

    All of them were critical of Weiss and Benioff?

    GGAGF.

    Less than 1% of 1% of them have probably ever attempted to write anything.

    Here is the true hot take: hardly any of you can write, GOT ended just fine, you wanted a Mary Sue and you got the shits when she wasn’t incorruptible and actually got the job done. Plus, they forshadowed the hell of this with Randall and Dickon Tarly.

  63. zyconoclast

    American University Holds Training Session On Avoiding Single Standard Grading To Achieve “Antiracist” Objectives

    Inoue is the director of the UW-Tacoma Writing Center and has explained that “White language supremacy is perpetuated in college classrooms despite the better intentions of faculty, particularly through the practices of grading writing.” It appears that grading on writing ability is one of those acts of white supremacy. He has insisted that professors who use a single neutral standard for all students are perpetuating racism: “[using] single standard to grade your students’ languaging, you engage in racism. You actively promote white language supremacy, which is the handmaiden to white bias in the world.”

  64. Boambee John

    Just hopped by the Trump thread.

    I admire your patience Dot. The seagull really had a bad case of the sh1ts there! Splattered it all over the thread.

    Your self sacrifice is appreciated, it has been quite pleasant here all day.

    Next time it gets all pedantic, remind it of the time it mixed up argot and ergot.

  65. Percy Popinjay

    Bluddee Hell, the Pol Dot is not loving the Pussy.

    Who’da thunk it.

  66. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Your self sacrifice is appreciated, it has been quite pleasant here all day.

    I joined the cult of self-immolation on some of these days.

  67. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Oh really Percy. Like I haven’t seen that before.

    Example: Someone says “here’s a picture of Joanna Krupa looking very gorgeous and available” and BAM!, it is that fucking video of Julia Gillard and Joan Kirner singing and dancing to Used to Love You by the Stones.

    This ain’t my first goat rodeo.

  68. Percy Popinjay

    The sexual objectifcation of young women in this video is disgraceful, I tells ya …
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_EBvXpjudf8

  69. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I am fairly certain the ABC has just rewritten a scene in “Les Norton” to not only have a go at Catholics but to support that recreant Milligan.

    Just fucking disgraceful.

    How about a p-do-phile TV host, on the national broadcaster?

  70. Percy Popinjay

    Hey, Pol – just watch them, Squire. You might actually have some fun, for a change.

    Yes, I appreciate it’s a difficult concept.

  71. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    cohenite reminded us of the tard blog

    http://tard-blog-mirror.blogspot.com/

    This is the best story I’ve read so far.

    Van ride goes wrong

    We had a field trip this week. One of the parents was kind enough to drive us. She had the nastiest mini-van I have ever seen. It had crumbs, dirt and assorted detritus all over it. It reeked, too. But she managed to top herself.

    On the way back to school the mother stopped at the gas station to purchase gas. I kid you not about this: She seriously pumped 52 cents worth of gas into the van. I was dying inside. I wanted to call every single person I knew right then and tell them about what I had seen.

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_EBvXpjudf8

    That young lady, in that garb, could stand on stage and recite the penalties for overloaded vehicles, under the West Australian Road Traffic act, and still have every male eye in the place on her.

  73. Black Ball

    Port Power to take their rightful place in the SANFL.

  74. Percy Popinjay

    They have been known to have a picnic on Labore Day:

  75. Mitch M.

    I fail to see much contextual difference between St Paul’s age and our own.

    Well, that’s our species for you.
    We definitely do need pulling into line.

    Slavery was endemic. Torturing people to death was entertainment. Biological weapons were used without a care, hurling infected carcasses into fortifications, poisoning water supplies. The Assyrians killed Jews by frying them to death. Romans lined the roads entering into towns with the crucified. Vlad the impaler, starving a whole city to death, the closest we’ve come to that in recent times was the siege of Leningrad. Marauding bands rampaging across the countryside laying it and the people to waste. Invasions at every opportunity. Mutilating people for theft crimes. Since the 19th century human beings have advanced more than the preceding 2 thousand years. We’re getting better all the time.

  76. Sinclair Davidson

    Ye of little faith.

  77. Sinclair Davidson

    See the Bombers fly up.

  78. Sinclair Davidson

    60 point turn around on Areff’s prediction this morning.

  79. bespoke

    How about Bachelor of Farnarkling (B. Fk.) and Bachelor of Catallaxy Fisking (B. C.F.)?

    Well done Dot 👍👍 Numberwang is totally spazzing out.

  80. egg_

    areff
    #3133887, posted on August 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Had a similar experience yonks ago (pulled off the M4 Motorway enroute to work FFS) in our old HT Holden clunker one arvo shift – the Cops said our car fit the description of some thieves’ vehicle (WTF?) – years later, I believe it was the same as the Cobby killers’ vehicle*.

    *Never found, believed to have been burnt out.

  81. Tom

    Well done, Doomlord.

    PS: I chickened out and didn’t tip them, even though John Worsfold is an expert on winning in Perth. Bugger.

  82. Leigh Lowe

    areff

    #3133665, posted on August 17, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Team Doomlord got a masterful rooting last weekend. Freo by 30 points tonight against Essendon. Bet on it.

    Oh dear.
    Oh deary, deary me.
    .
    Gamble responsibly.

  83. Leigh Lowe

    Glorious weekend in football.
    Both Adelaide sides copped floggings, and the Ross Lyon pen throw count was yuuuge.

  84. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    So am I the only one upset about how WWII ended? I mean they built Hitler up to be the big bad and just when he is about to face justice, he goes and kills himself. WTF was the point of him if FDR and Churchill were not going to fight him in an epic duel to save the world? And don’t get me started on FDR! They just kill him half way through the war. Truman totally did not deserve to win the war, his character arc was not about war winning. And it certainly wasn’t about destroying two cities with bullshit deus ex super weapons that came out of no where.

    And another thing that pissed me off is that in the last episode of the war we find out that Stalin was a bad guy the entire time! Where was this foreshadowed to us? WTF, absolute character assassination. He was all about freeing the oppressed and bringing about a new system that wasn’t shackling the poor and they made him a dictator? That is bullshit!

    Anyways, WWII was cool but its end was absolutely trash and I would like you guys to sign a petition to have it rewritten.

  85. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Well done Dot 👍👍 Numberwang is totally spazzing out.

    Numbers Ho has a problem. What is being written now, with access to the North Vietnamese records, so contradicts the Party line that he fell for – about what a gallant little bunch of Robin Hoods, the North Vietnamese were, fighting for their independence and what a kindly, sweet old man, “Uncle” Ho Chi Minh was – that, I should imagine, he’s struggling to come to terms with the issue.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    Not to mention the re-born Folau-free Wabballies getting a shellacking as well.

  87. Black Ball

    Only way to get Smiffy is to Mankad.

  88. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Back by popular demand:

    https://www.whimn.com.au/talk/pia-muehlenbecks-new-husband-just-took-her-name-and-why-dont-more-men-do-this/news-story/32b4918540f8874a53b640103dfa61ca

    It is like everyone in that wedding photo is afflicted with soyface.

    So much soy. You’d understand if you were like, there, man.

  89. Mitch M.

    Anyways, WWII was cool but its end was absolutely trash and I would like you guys to sign a petition to have it rewritten.

    It should have ended with the USA invading Japan from the South and the USSR from the north(Kuriles). After annihilating half the Japanese civilian population they clash at the northern end of the main island. There is carnage on both sides so the USA drops the Bombs on the Soviet Union and so manages to kill Stalin. The USSR comes under the umbrella of the Allies. There is no cold war, universal peace is declared and foxes have a sincere desire not to invade the hen house.

  90. Infidel Tiger

    Wallabies are the worst coached team on earth.

    Cheika is a complete and utter (deleted) Nong.

  91. cohenite

    Anyways, WWII was cool but its end was absolutely trash and I would like you guys to sign a petition to have it rewritten.

    Tarantino did it in Inglourious Basterds.

  92. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    …and then Bran becomes President but he lets Tyrion, who is Vice President, make the decisions.

  93. Tom

    Why does Fox Footy insist on having a giggling female making an idiot of herself on Saturday nights beside genuine AFL champions Dermott Brereton and Brad Johnson?

    Silly me. Because vagina.

  94. bespoke

    And what is this wonderful “private sector” you’re on about?
    The sector of the economy producing wage stagnation and under-employment?

    Numberwang’s kid is in the US and has an economic degree. So he said.

  95. Black Ball

    Or break his arm. He is fucked

  96. Sinclair Davidson

    Tom – eye candy. Under-rated. Nobody wants to perve at Brereton

  97. Tom

    Eye candy for the blind, your Doomlordship. We’re not that desperate.

  98. Why does Fox Footy insist on having a giggling female making an idiot of herself on Saturday nights beside genuine AFL champions Dermott Brereton and Brad Johnson?

    Enjoy them while it still lasts. It will be all shelias in a few years.

  99. Sinclair Davidson

    Ah no Tom. She is a fun girl.

  100. Leigh Lowe

    Which Fox chick is that?

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They have been known to have a picnic on Labore Day:

    My compliments, Percy Popinjay, and thank you. Some rather smashing pieces of gear, indeed.

  102. Sinclair Davidson

    Her name is Sarah Olle.

  103. Leigh Lowe

    FFS.
    The dud umpire from the First Test is now manning the video.
    Clear on video that the ball has passed a foot ober bat, helmet and everything.
    He then goes to Ultra-edge Snicko to hear what hasn’t hit.
    Moron.

  104. egg_

    The suicide itself is not evidence of a conspiracy.

    A lot of ducks had to line up in a row.

    Persackly.

  105. max

    Archer as ye sow, so shall ye reap.

  106. MatrixTransform

    Her name is

    not Hannah Mouncey ?

  107. MatrixTransform

    It will be all shelias in a few years.

    get yr pronouns right bigot

  108. Infidel Tiger

    Amazing cricket.

    Old school.

  109. stackja

    Their ABC reports AJ on his last …
    Which means 2GB on its last …
    Singo getting out?
    AJ to join … ?

  110. Lazlo

    Jofra has an Andy Roberts look about him – short run up and lethal.

  111. Infidel Tiger

    Another inch and Steve Smith is dead.

  112. John A

    C.L. #3134141, posted on August 17, 2019, at 8:57 pm

    The old Vanderbilt and then Heinz family home at Sutton Place, Manhattan (JC’s link), looked pretty interesting. It is – or was – on the market recently. Here are the interior pics. Just wow.

    A place in which to be “Feelin’ Groovy” with the 59th Street Bridge views, eh?

  113. Bruce in WA

    Imagine breaking into this bloke’s house late at night.

    All quiet … then you hear “beeeeeep”!

  114. Knuckle Dragger

    By all that’s sacred FidgetCheat.

    Stop your bitching and get off the park, and be glad you can walk off it.

    Very, very close to the other incident.

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    Just had a quick read over the other thread everyone keeps rabbiting on about.

    Love your work, Mater and Frank. Reduced the whiny old coward to tears, and ‘I’ll soooooooooee you!’

    Clearly, he lives next door to Rafiki redux – another champion of blog posters personally unknown to each other pursuing civil remedies for hurty feelz.

  116. Infidel Tiger

    Brilliant cricket.

    So hard.

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    Yessiree, IT.

    A man’s game, being played by men.

  118. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh don’t review that one. No no noooo….

  119. Lazlo

    A bit like Bradman’s famous out that spoiled the average – 99, not 100.

  120. Infidel Tiger

    Smith is definitely concussed.

  121. Whalehunt Fun

    Top of the new page to you all.

  122. DrBeauGan

    I was driven to immigration in a lada taxi yesterday. I had to wait five minutes while the driver bolted on the steering wheel. He only tightened it twice while driving though.

  123. jupes

    Week In Pictures.

    Thanks Tom.

    Impressive grenade collection on the early Commie. I reckon the big one would make a load bang. You’d want to be able to chuck it a fair way.

  124. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. I have sent four of the apolitical ones to Spiky.

  125. DrBeauGan

    How can you gaze upon the fist of Dredd, when it’s coming out of the back of your throat?

  126. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #3134235, posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Thanks Tom. I have sent four of the apolitical ones to Spiky.

    Sweet of you, but wouldn’t be easier to sent the cat URL just once?
    Only trying to ‘elp.

  127. DrBeauGan

    My favourite was the chick planning to steal the 50″ television set.

  128. DrBeauGan

    Sweet of you, but wouldn’t be easier to sent the cat URL just once?
    Only trying to ‘elp.

    Spiky would be put off by the political toons and would give up before she got to the others. I am a non-political toon aggregator.

  129. DrBeauGan

    There are lots of people who, like Spiky, feel that an interest in politics is a depraved perversion.

    They have a case.

  130. notafan

    Re the Michael Dunn article, what does it matter that only five percent of what St Paul wrote was about certain types of sin?

    And as a commenter at quadrant pointed out, natural law is relevant.

    Marriage has a natural purpose.

    Only in this age of turning ourselves inside out can anyone convince themselves otherwise.

    The man can be a woman argument is seen as credible by some is the latest fruit of that.

    The article seems to be concluding is that all that really matters is consent.

  131. DrBeauGan

    I actually agree with you, Notafan.

    The issue is that rational argument works only on rational people. We are suffering a plague of neurotic nutters who are immune to reason.

    My favourite theory is that it correlates with the decline in smoking tobacco. The possibility that nicotine reduces neuroticism needs to be investigated seriously.

  132. DrBeauGan

    I suggest an experiment where a collection of people are tested for neuroticism, given large cigars, and then tested again.

    I am willing to volunteer my time for this vital public service.

  133. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #3134244, posted on August 18, 2019 at 5:49 am

    I suggest an experiment where a collection of people are tested for neuroticism, given large cigars, and then tested again.

    If you theory holds true, then.
    You’d never make the cut given your past record of cigar chomping so your volunteering is wasted.

  134. Mark A

    👌
    For punters, betting TAB parimutual for place beats TAB fixed odds by far.
    Slightly the other way for win bets.
    (This is for greyhounds.)

    As I’m banned or restricted by bookies I don’t have the records handy.

  135. notafan

    Thank you for agreeing that God is correct (naturally) DrBG

  136. Rusty

    Hi Des Deskperson, I have a totally unrelated question about a post you made on here before. Do you have a website or twitter I could contact you?

  137. Mater

    Jonathan LaPaglia looking to go woke, kill the show and do himself out of a job.
    Is there nothing they can’t find offence with?

    Australian Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia says show is ‘incredibly white’

    The show is filmed in Fiji. They could easily fix the problem, without even paying airfares. Introduce ‘intruders’ into the show!

  138. jupes

    An ABC reviewer checks out Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and is triggered:

    This wouldn’t be a problem, except for the fact that Rick and Cliff are unlikeable knuckleheads, and Robbie’s Sharon is a free-spirited bimbo. These are not people I want to spend the day with. They’re less offensive (as gendered stereotypes) than they are simply boring.

    LOL I really want to watch it now.

  139. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I don’t normally read numberwanks posts, but when I do I piss myself laughing

  140. areff

    60 point turn around on Areff’s prediction this morning.

    How true! Once again, as so often in life, appearances persuade to the detriment of unpalatable truth (and the contents of a poor punter’s wallet).

  141. Tel

    There are lots of people who, like Spiky, feel that an interest in politics is a depraved perversion.

    Very much like the pacifist view of self defense … I should never have to defend myself because the other guy has no right to mug me.

    Sure you can feel righteous like that but what it means in practice is one of two things:
    * You end up getting mugged, complain about it and no one cares; or
    * You expect other people to protect you.

    Same deal holds for politics which is essentially mugging by teamwork, instead of by individual.

  142. Black Ball

    Good morning all.
    I awake to some news update, not sure why it comes up. Anyhoo, it was from the ABC which proclaims that Alan Jones is apparently on his ‘last strike’ after his Jacinda Ardern sock comment. Don’t be surprised if 2GB keep him going now until he reaches Bilbo Baggins age.

  143. DrBeauGan

    I am at Maria’s house. It took 40 minutes driving at top speed (60 klicks) to get here and cost 20 cuc. Which presumably included her coming to collect me. She is cooking fish. I am smoking a cigar outside.
    She had a female friend here who was laughing at Maria dancing and making insane gestures.

    Maria has a shortage of functioning chairs but I have collared one. And she has promised me papas fritas with the fish. I bought a bottle of sparkling white which is in the freezer. Also a bottle of red which came from the restaurant last night.

    Last time she cooked for me it took two hours. Thanks be I brung a smoke.

    Her taste in interior decor is as bad as her taste in music. Not that I care, people are different, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  144. 1735099

    The Guardian on Brexit (Chris Riddell).

  145. 1735099

    Sounds like he means it –

    Russell Tate, the chairman of Macquarie Media Limited, which owns 2GB, said in a statement on Saturday: “Notwithstanding [Jones’s] apologies, I have today discussed the matter with Alan and advised him that any recurrence of commentary of this nature will result in the termination of his contract”.

    Jones is a dead parrot…..

  146. 2dogs

    a plague of neurotic nutters who are immune to reason

    The solution to this is autonomy. Democracy works by persuasion, which is useless on the nutters.

    Autonomy works by testing. A short period of living under their own policies will dissuade them quite quickly.

  147. Black Ball

    So lock in Jones for 50 years

  148. lotocoti

    Can’t bat.
    Can’t field.
    Perhaps Warner could frock up and try his luck elsewhere.

  149. calli

    Although I can’t resist this one. 🙂

  150. mh

    A black England fast bowler striking white batsman Steve Smith leaving him concussed then walking away laughing is not a good look for the game, or for race relations.

  151. bespoke

    2dogs
    #3134266, posted on August 18, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Autonomy works by testing. A short period of living under their own policies will dissuade them quite quickly.

    They just move. Californians moving to others states and starting the process again.

  152. calli

    Jones proves that any publicity is good publicity. Watch his ratings soar.

  153. Some History

    Thus spake Greta™

    Day 4. Pos 46° 20‘ N 015° 46‘ W Eating and sleeping well and no sea sickness so far. Life on Malizia II is like camping on a roller coaster!

    https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1162689184433418240?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  154. Shy Ted

    I don’t normally read numberwanks posts, but when I do I piss myself laughing
    He only has one post. Seems like more because sometimes the words are in a different order.

  155. 1735099

    Watch his ratings soar

    The ratings mean SFA if the advertisers are walking.
    And they are…

  156. Some History

    I’ll see your 2 billion and raise you 4 billion.

    “Extinction Rebellion” co-founder – Roger Hallam

    “The elites and the @BBC and the conventional media – has simply not grasped the enormity of what’s happening.” @ExtinctionR co-founder Roger Hallam tells @stephensackur six billion lives are at risk over the climate crisis.

    https://twitter.com/BBCHARDtalk/status/1162309729735127040

  157. calli

    On fillum reviews. This one is refreshingly thoughtful. Aunty again, but at her (almost) best.

    Like jupes, I think I might shell out for this one.

  158. Shy Ted

    Typical Guardian, they spelled “hole” wrong. I predict much outrage at my insensitivity.

  159. Woolfe

    Zanetti Cartoons just tweeted:

    We rolled out an autistic child who doesn’t go to school as the new global warming expert and you dare to laugh?

  160. Isumbras

    Egg
    A few years since I read it but from memory quite a good book on that B 17, Messerschmitt incident in the short video you posted is ‘A Higher Call’ by Adam Makos

  161. Farmer Gez

    The local rag runs a 100 years ago section.

    The deaths listed from the Spanish Flu is frightening. All ages and sexes hit.
    One bloke dropped dead in a paddock because he insisted on helping his boss whose whole family was stricken.

    How would our current whine & grieve generation deal with this? The poor buggers had just come out of WWI.

  162. Mater

    The ratings mean SFA if the advertisers are walking.
    And they are…

    Hahahahaha. So you try to prove your point by showing that ME Bank is leaving. A long time ‘woke’ organisation, I’m surprised to hear they were there in the first place.

    Our causes – ME Bank

    Unless they believe in self-flagellation (and some clearly do), the advertisers will be wherever the ratings are.

  163. Leigh Lowe

    If Macquarrie think they can sack Jones for saying “put a sock in it” they are in for a shock in Court.
    When they signed Jones they knew exactly what they were getting.
    Remember “put Gillard in a chaff bag out at sea”?
    Remember his costly campaign against the Wagners?
    They knew what they were buying and they knew it attracted listeners.

  164. bespoke

    Advertisers rely on social media feedback to much.

  165. Eyrie

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-16/power-grid-chaos-jolts-texas-friday-energy-costs-triple-amid-heat-wave
    The last sentence: The jump in energy costs shows just how unpredictable the Texas power market has become as coal-fired generators are retired for cheaper natural gas and renewable energy sources.

  166. Eyrie

    Tel:” Same deal holds for politics which is essentially mugging by teamwork, instead of by individual.”
    Yup. Government is best thought of as a loose confederation of criminal gangs

  167. MatrixTransform

    A short period of living under their own policies will dissuade them quite quickly.

    what did socialists use for reading at night before candlelight?

    …electricity

  168. Some History

    Eyrie
    #3134297, posted on August 18, 2019 at 8:27 am
    Tel:” Same deal holds for politics which is essentially mugging by teamwork, instead of by individual.”
    Yup. Government is best thought of as a loose confederation of criminal gangs

    +1

  169. MatrixTransform

    Government is best thought of as a loose confederation of criminal gangs

    a Strategic Alliance

  170. calli

    I see the widely discredited Sleeping Pygmies have targetted Jones.

    And ME Bank has walked.

    Smart publicity team there. Wouldn’t want to park my money with them.

  171. Mater

    Calli,
    Have a look at their ‘causes’ in the link I put up above you.

    Like Bank Australia, they were created for a ‘cause’.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    And ME Bank has walked.

    Two can play that game.
    I wonder what would happen if Jones started trawling for unhappy ComMiE-Bank customers?
    Then ran a 13 part series on their deficiencies?

  173. Mater

    It’s the ultimate false flag operation.

  174. MatrixTransform

    Wouldn’t want to park my money with them.

    somebody tell me that ME’s Tier 1 capital originally didn’t flow from member’s consolidated super …

    so in my view, ME effectively already robbed Super members to build a bank so that they expand their skimming operations….for members

    and some d!ckhead upthread reckons that a ‘business’ cutting part of it’s own revenue stream is a positive?

    Safe as houses /sarc

  175. Tom

    Quite So, Leigh Lowe, Mater and Black Ball. The Macquarie Media chairman Russell Tate is a woke clown who will never sack AJ, especially because some woke bank advertiser has an attack of virtue signalling. Jones’ giant Australia-wide audience can’t stand virtue-signalling leftards like Ardern and, if 2GB sacked Jones, they would simply follow him to his new address and 2GB would lose its motor and its financial liability.

    In any case, Tate will probably lose his job when Nein acquires the bits of Macquarie Media it doesn’t already own.

  176. MatrixTransform

    In any case, Tate will probably lose his job when Nein acquires the bits of Macquarie Media it doesn’t already own.

    They arent buying Tate I’d wager

  177. Ellie

    Watch his ratings soar.

    Yep. AJ has been through this before. The Julia Gillard hoo haa and the horse racing advertising hoo has. Some companies advertising on his show walked others stayed. Their loss, I’d say. He’s been the top rating broadcaster forever. It won’t change.

  178. calli

    Apart from the Rule of Positive Cash Flow and Prompt Payment of Creditors, my next rule of business is – Never Be Political.

    Clearly the halfwits in the MEBank marketing department have never had to run their own business, only ruin someone else’s.

    The New Broom has developed an on-line presence, despite being warned that it’s a double edged sword. For the moment, Instagram has proved to be a useful tool, providing good feedback and references. However, it only takes one nark to send sales into a tailspin. He’s already had to warn one idiot about libellous (and untrue) comments.

  179. Some History

    HAA HAAA

    “The Mad Drummer,” Steve Moore, goes crazy performing “Peppermint Twist” with Rick K.

  180. MatrixTransform

    the best part is that @GB listners won’t have to listen to ME’s gibberish.

    ..apparently a win-win

  181. Leigh Lowe

    True Tom.
    Tate will be gone long before Jones.
    In fact, I think he sees the writing on the wall and this is his audition for a couple woke board positions.
    And it is also valid to point out that Jones has an Australia wide syndicated audience, all with their suite of local advertisers.

    He is almost impervious to a Twatter attack.

  182. Tom

    …financial viability …

  183. Sinclair Davidson

    Areff – have you bet on the Doggies today? Tough gig but if your boys don’t win today Hawthorn could leap frog into the 8.

  184. dover_beach

    The Dunn Quadrant article is particularly interesting in one respect. The ‘in context’ appears to refer to understanding adultery, fornication, and sodomy as it was practised in the ancient world, inviting the reader to consider whether Paul’s exhortations against them had more to do with their accidents, say, the slavery, violence, etc. that was often associated with them, rather than the acts themselves. But as notafan pointed out, this completely ignores that Paul is condemning the three because they are contrary to marriage.

  185. dover_beach

    Areff – have you bet on the Doggies today? Tough gig but if your boys don’t win today Hawthorn could leap frog into the 8.

    You say that like it’s a bad thing.

  186. custard

    Whole couch pile on about Jones666. Should be sacked, misogynist, pig, righty etc.

    Go fuck yourselves.

  187. Leigh Lowe

    From Tom’s link …

    In a statement to the stock exchange, Mr Marks said the deal would see $10 million in cost synergies from combining support and administrative functions.

    This would include taking out corporate costs, such as ASX listing fees, and other administrative costs that will disappear.

    With Singleton and Carnegie agreeing to sell their stakes to Nein, that takes Nein’s holding to over 90%, and makes a full takeover absolutely certain.
    Wholly owned subsidiaries don’t require Chairpersons.
    Russell Tate is merely a cost synergy waiting to happen.

  188. Ellie

    Custard! Well said. 😁

    MAGA ❤

  189. Nick

    Jones’ ‘crime’ is that he dared criticise St Adern

  190. custard

    The Wong chap now lectures how much better Labor would be because climate change hoax.

  191. Ellie

    Oh Custard, now you’ve got me getting out of bed to put the tele on.

  192. Ellie

    That, and now I have a craving for custard and it’s only breaky time.

  193. custard

    I only watch Insiders because no ads and I like to see what the filth are up to. I watch a recording of Outsiders after.
    Morning Ellie.

  194. dover_beach

    Wong being very condescending as usual.

  195. bespoke

    Now There’s an Eyewitness to Don Lemon’s Alleged Assault

    Gounelas’ version of the story is the same as Hice’s: Hice offered to buy Lemon a drink, and Lemon declined. A few minutes later, Lemon came up to Hice, put his hand down his own shorts and rubbed his fingers on his genitals, and then shoved his fingers under Hice’s nose and uttered that now-immortal phrase: “Do you like pu*sy or di*k?”

  196. Ellie

    Wong talking about freedom of speech, but let’s gag Alan Jones. Oy!

  197. DrBeauGan

    Maria’s decor is religious. Looks like voodoo more than anything else I know.

    It’s 19:30 and dinner is nearly ready. I hope.

  198. custard

    I get the feeling that the whole climate change hoax is starting to lose momentum. The conversation at least. The media and their harpies are going at it hammer and tongs trying to keep it in the spotlight. However no one is interested. Letters to the editor over here in the West about 60/40 against.

    Let’s hope that the subsidies stop soon.

  199. lotocoti

    Criticise wahmen: Ms O’Gyny enters chat.

  200. custard

    Fucktard David Crowe says its (climate) is all the Liberals fault

  201. Nick

    A couple who were filmed abusing and slapping airline staff in a mid-air tantrum for several hours have been fined.

    Alexander and Nicole Thompson were flying from Vanuatu to Brisbane on a Virgin airline, on January 5, when the brawl broke out.

    The New South Wales couple got upset when their four-year-old was not allowed to use a business class toilet, the Brisbane Magistrate Court heard.

    No photos of the couple were shown. Perhaps if they had been bogans……

  202. dover_beach

    The Guardian this year was spruiking the ‘Tuvalu is sinking’ canard even though we know from a study done last year it is growing. We are being shaken down with the assistance of a complicit national media.

  203. custard

    Acknowledging Pacific Islanders coming here to pick fruit is paternalistic. Lenore

  204. Nick

    The Guardian this year was spruiking the ‘Tuvalu is sinking’ canard even though we know from a study done last year it is growing. We are being shaken down with the assistance of a complicit national media.

    Dover, we as a society are to blame, as we never counter this sort of rubbish with facts. We don’t dare to bother, thus we lose.

  205. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops.

    Mu slim cleric dies after being struck by ‘qurban’ cow (14 Aug)

    A Mu slim cleric who was set to participate in qurban (animal sacrifice) during Sunday’s Idul Adha in Blitar, East Java, has died following three days of being in a coma after a cow struck his body. … Sureki — who was supposed to take part in the slaughtering of four sacrificial cattle and 17 goats as part of a ritual for the Is lamic Day of Sacrifice — had arrived at the mosque where the cow was when the incident occurred.

    “The cow suddenly ran toward him and struck [Sureki’s] chin with its head,” Farhan told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. … Farhan said the cow that hit the cleric was donated by Blitar Regent Rijanto. “The cow is big and fierce. Its leash was broken when it tried to escape,” he added.

    Mr Rijanto is not going to be in the mosque good books. And somehow I don’t think the ABC will have footage of the slaughtering practices of these guys.

  206. jupes

    I get the feeling that the whole climate change hoax is starting to lose momentum.

    I’d say it’s ramping up. The propaganda side of it anyway. We have now reached the point where a 16 year old girl is seen as a prophet for global warming climate change the ‘climate emergency’. The lies are getting bigger and more frequent.

    We are living through what will go down in history as mankind’s stupidest age. How embarrassing.

  207. dover_beach

    Lots of talk about needing a ‘mature’ debate by the panel.

  208. C.L.

    Re the Michael Dunn article, what does it matter that only five percent of what St Paul wrote was about certain types of sin?

    I think it matters because – contra Folau (and Pentecostalists) – even those who are chaste or reformed still jeopardise their salvation if they are cruel, cold-hearted, worshipful of money or indifferent to others’ suffering. The rich young man of the Gospels (cf. Matthew 19:16–30, Mark 10:17–31 and Luke 18:18–30) was chaste and pious in every way but he walked away from Jesus because he didn’t want to sell all his gear and give the money to the poor. He was a proud man.

  209. custard

    The couch in furious agreement that the cure should the economy tank is to spend more money. Taxpayers money. FMD

  210. MatrixTransform

    paper is bad , mm ok

  211. dover_beach

    Dover, we as a society are to blame, as we never counter this sort of rubbish with facts. We don’t dare to bother, thus we lose.

    I do at every opportunity. Some people, however, refuse to attend to the evidence.

  212. Bruce of Newcastle

    Who knew being driven on might damage it?

    The World’s First Solar Road Has Officially Crumbled Into a Total Failure (16 Aug, via BCF)

    In July, the French daily newspaper Le Monde reported that the 0.6-mile (1 kilometre) solar road was a fiasco.

    In December 2016, when the trial road was unveiled, the French Ministry of the Environment called it “unprecedented”. French officials said the road, made of photovoltaic panels, would generate electricity to power streetlights in Tourouvre, a local town.

    But less than three years later, a report published by Global Construction Review says France’s road dream may be over. Cracks have appeared, and in 2018, part of the road had to be demolished due to damage from wear and tear.

    Even at its peak, the road was only producing half of the expected energy, because engineers didn’t take into consideration rotting leaves falling on the road.

    A perfect example of reality mugging the climateers, yet again. And there still isn’t any unnatural global warming happening this century so far.

  213. Roger

    Some people, however, refuse to attend to the evidence.

    Ill equipped to do so thanks to our modern education system, they rent their opinions form the msm.

  214. dover_beach

    I think it matters because

    Sure, but as a criticism of Folau that is saying that he underestimates just how demanding the call of Christ is, which is probably true of every Christian.

  215. Nick

    people, however, refuse to attend to the evidence.

    This is true, ‘mature’ debate and respecting the science means nothing of the sort to the Left. It is sad that such a scientific study with regards to Tuvalu exists but few in the media dares to even mention it.

  216. Cassie of Sydney

    Re. the Jones saga….of course Sleeping Midgets are involved…I hear that Bing Lee has succumbed….so therefore tomorrow I will ring Bing Lee and I will advise them politely that I will go elsewhere to purchase my new fridge…I will also advise Bing Lee that I will never ever set foot in one of their stores again and I will suggest to my numerous family members that they do the same. My sister is currently looking for a new fridge/freezer, oven, dishwasher, cooktop and so on…..I will tell her to avoid Bing Lee like the plague.

    We can be activists too. It is high time we all took a stand. Everyone one of us on this site…apart from the SS guard….should ring Bing Lee tomorrow or send off an email. As for Jones….I’m not too worried about him…he has experienced worse. As for his comments about Ardern…words they were….most Australians would agree with them. And as for the “misogyny”……spare me the rank hypocrisy. I am yet to see any of the usual cockroaches sitting on an Insiders’ couch condemning the recent real misogyny conducted by GetUP Labor and the unions against Nicolle Flint in Boothby…..I will remind people that Flint was stalked…..but on that there has been silence from the left. As discussed last week at CPAC….we’re in the midst of a vicious culture war conducted by the left. It is simply useless turning the other cheek……for that Liberal campaigners in Boothby and Warringah were spat on and one was stabbed.

    It is high time that we started throwing the grenades back.

  217. C.L.

    Sure, but as a criticism of Folau that is saying that he underestimates just how demanding the call of Christ is, which is probably true of every Christian.

    That may be true but he must be fraternally corrected (rather than uncritically sandbagged) for false preaching because false preaching jeopardises others’ salvation – a serious, not trivial, thing.

  218. Leigh Lowe

    Areff – have you bet on the Doggies today? Tough gig but if your boys don’t win today Hawthorn could leap frog into the 8.

    Very tough.
    Hawks (36 pts) would have to beat Suns today (tick) then beat the Eagles in Perf to get to 44 points.
    Even though the sides above are on 40 points, two of them (Adelaide and Footscray) play each other next week, so one will end up on 44 points.

  219. cohenite

    The troll sneers at advertisers leaving Jones for telling that buck toothed new zealandistan cretin to shove it. As noted above ME bank is a union run shitpile and the organisers against Jones are the same creepy academics who had a shot at Bolts: sleeping giants run by this:

    https://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/business-and-law/staff/profiles/lecturer/mr-andrew-priest

    Sleeping fuckwits personify how lefty protests run: a few arseholes in tax payer funded positions convince gutless businesses that they represent 1000s when in fact they represent a few weirdos and shitheads. Bolta put up a photo of one of their protests which showed about a dozen usual pink haired fat arsed losers. The real issue here is not that there is a genuine issue to protest but that these infantile, self-absorbed bastards can intimidate gutless organisations.

  220. Ellie

    …. ring Bing Lee tomorrow or send off an email.

    Onya, Cassie! Done already.

  221. Ellie

    Just saw Smith’s hit to the head. Brought tears to my eyes. He was so lucky!

  222. egg_

    the ABC which proclaims that Alan Jones is apparently on his ‘last strike’ after his Jacinda Ardern sock comment. Don’t be surprised if 2GB keep him going now until he reaches Bilbo Baggins age.

    Much head shaking and grinding of teeth on Onesiders.
    Van Wrongsolong “the line in the sand!”.
    /Kruddish

    Even Van Wrongsolong was concern about foreign student numbers – only comes up when they’re Chinese?
    Next up: Pwong interview.
    Da ironing!

  223. Sinclair Davidson

    Leigh – I was thinking the ladder this weekend not finals.

  224. Leigh Lowe

    The New South Wales couple got upset when their four-year-old was not allowed to use a business class toilet, the Brisbane Magistrate Court heard.

    They were all travelling Business Class, right?
    No?
    I have no doubt the bogans saw a “travel hack” from some moron saying that airline staff are suckers for cutey little kids, so use them as the trojan horse to chisel benefits you haven’t paid for.

  225. dover_beach

    That may be true but he must be fraternally corrected

    And not only on that point either.

  226. egg_

    There are lots of people who, like Spiky, feel that an interest in politics is a depraved perversion.

    Very much like the pacifist view of self defense … I should never have to defend myself because the other guy has no right to mug me.

    The proles get their political News from low info breakfast TV News?

  227. C.L.

    Ardern for leftists is nothing less than the New Obama: a sacred personage who must never be mocked. Their affection for her is both oily and loathsome. It is built on three discrete events, here listed in order: first. she had a baby out of wedlock and wasn’t fussed enough about the child to alter her political ambitions. Second (more solemnly to leftists), she bowed down to Iz-lamb by covering herself like an infidel harlot (which is how Mvzl1mz see her), wearing a veil during televised meet ‘n greets following the Christchurch carnage. Third, she moved to legalise infanticide.

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