Open Forum: August 31, 2019

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  1. C.L.

    Better royal pedigree than the royals themselves.

    The Spencers make the Windsors look like the Kardashians.
    —————–
    I never ‘got’ the Di thing. I never liked her and never thought she was particularly attractive. Nor did I buy the packaged “Princess of Hearts” product. Finally, wronged or not, the way she cavorted with a low-rent playboy when she was the mother of the heir to the throne was disgraceful.

  2. zyconoclast

    Did someone mention the Atlantic slave trade?

    US-bound AFRICAN migrants clash with police at southern Mexican border (VIDEO)

    Migrants from Africa demanding the right to travel to the US and Canada clashed with Mexican military police after Mexico cracked down on free migration in response to US threats of economic retaliation.
    Nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, and several other African countries, stuck in southern Mexico after the government clamped down on northward migration in response to US pressure, are protesting for the right to continue their journey. They are demanding travel documents and government support, so that they can enter the US. On Tuesday, their demonstrations turned violent.

  3. zyconoclast

    ROME — The superior general of the Jesuits declared this week that no country has the right to turn away migrants, claiming the land belongs to everyone.

    The challenge for a country that receives migrants is not only reception, but integration, which means receiving the contribution that immigrants bring,” said Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal in an interview with Tempi.it.

    “They come to make a contribution, which is greater than what they receive from the host country,” he claimed, seemingly without evidence.

  4. notafan

    That was interesting, Nota. The locals basically sold their girls to the priest for stuff.

    That may have been the case for the first girl Calli and in exceptional circumstances too

    but I got the impression the rest were handed over to the mission to avoid being married off into difficult forced polygamous marriages (or bartered to pearlers)

    I shall look out for a copy of the book-only one on Abe is in the US with very expensive shipping

  5. C.L.

    The superior general of the Jesuits declared this week that no country has the right to turn away migrants, claiming the land belongs to everyone.

    Sorry, Aborigines. Like the man said …

  6. Black Ball

    Mark Robinson in today’s Hun reckons that Cameron Smith is being booed out of the NRL. Nasty racists everywhere it seems.

  7. Geriatric Mayfly

    Picture of Extinction Rebellion riff raff in Westminster Square. All wearing woolies or coats.

  8. Leigh Lowe

    Black Ball

    #3144753, posted on August 31, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Mark Robinson in today’s Hun reckons that Cameron Smith is being booed out of the NRL. Nasty racists everywhere it seems.

    Come the revolution, sports “journalists” will be towards the top of the list.

  9. Geriatric Mayfly

    California appeals court overturns sole conviction in Kate Steinle death
    Samuel Chamberlain

    See the absurdity that infects the 9th District Court in California at foxnews.com Our own Ferguson and Maxwell have some stiff competition when it comes to tortuous reasoning to justify a decision.

  10. Leigh Lowe

    Just reading Brit Gruaniard (no linky).
    They are very, very angry with BoJo.
    Firing chicky-babe “advisors” who have been having casual “social catch-ups” with Remainers, and then BoJo’s plans appear in the paper the next day.
    Apparently BoJo “not consultative”.
    Classic lefty stunt.
    “Not consulting” = “not acquiescing”.

  11. Old School Conservative

    Chris Tanti, who resigned in March after just seven months as head of National Disability Services, said on Friday night he was shocked at the extravagant spending of some of the NDIS providers he represented.

    He told The Daily Telegraph’s political-editor-at-large Sharri Markson on Sky News how a number of NDIS functions involved five-star hotels and 10-course meals.

    Totally unexpected. Totally.

  12. Leigh Lowe

    Looks like Trump has talked Hurricane Dorian down to a Cat 4.
    Is there anything he can’t do?

  13. Tom

    Fischer, on the other hand, is respected for both intellect and integrity.

    Bwahahaha. Poor lispy old Tim was nearly as dumb as our troll.

    Good man, but. RIP.

  14. Steve trickler

    This is something you don’t see everyday. The bloke behind the camera scored big-time with this. Stunning footage and sound.

    I wonder what that U-2 “Dragon Lady” was tasked with?



  15. Des Deskperson

    ‘Just another elite

    “Access to the NBN lets Melbourne cartoonist Andrew Marlton work from home but stay in touch with the world.”‘

    Possibly from birth.

    All we know about Andrew Marlton’s early life is that he attended Yarralumla Primary School and that his mother was an art teacher and a ‘proud unionist’. No mention of his dad’s socio-occupational status.

    Yarralumla is a leafy Canberra inner-suburb. There are a few down-market pockets, but mostly it’s academics, mandarins and diplomats. It’s a reasonable assumption that Marlton grew up rubbing shoulders with Canberra’s elites.

    The ACT Education Department has a website ‘celebrating’ it’s public education ‘achievers’. Marlton gets a guernsey as a Yarralumla Primary alumnus, but it doesn’t mention his secondary schooling. Did he go to a private college?

    Other ‘achievers’ under ‘M” include Paul McDermot and Rhys Muldoon, neither of which I’d be boasting about.

  16. bespoke

    Swiss post is anther black hole.

  17. C.L.

    Why is a dude with a camera permitted to film the comings and goings of spy planes and bombers?

  18. Nick

    A woman is on trial for beating her husband to death with his guitar collection.
    The judge asks her “First offender?” She replies “No, first a Gibson, then a Fender.”

  19. bespoke

    Eldest son was asked to get Rap’s (for dinner) and got rapping paper.

    Life is good. And funny 😁

  20. JC

    The superior general of the Jesuits declared this week that no country has the right to turn away migrants, claiming the land belongs to everyone.

    He’s a Georgist libertarian. It’s unworkable in the present day, but I have a great deal of respect for Georgism.

  21. Des Deskperson

    ‘Fischer, on the other hand, is respected for both intellect and integrity.’

    Two decades ago, Fairfax lefties like current Fischer eulogists Tony Wright – and quite possibly Wright himself – were excoriating Fischer over his comments that the Howard government’s implementation of the Mabo decision would result on ‘bucket-loads of extinguishment’ of native title claims.

  22. JC

    And now they’re going for Paglia. They’re just unreal.

    When Camille Paglia was an “obnoxious adolescent” of 15, she had what she describes as “this huge fight with a nun” in upstate New York. Ms. Paglia, 72, remembers the incident with a clarity that suggests a lifetime of unresolved umbrage.

    “We were released from school for religious instruction on Thursday afternoons,” and teen Camille posed a question: “If God is infinitely forgiving, I asked the nun, is it possible that at some point in the future he’ll forgive Satan?” The nun—a doctrinaire Irish Catholic without any of the “pagan residue” of Ms. Paglia’s Italian culture—“turned beet red. She was so enraged that she condemned me in front of everybody for even asking that question.”

    That was the day Ms. Paglia left the Catholic Church. It was not the last time she asked an awkward, even incendiary, question. Such provocations are the stock-in-trade of this most free-spirited of America’s public intellectuals.

    Ms. Paglia is a professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she has been a tenured—and occasionally embattled—faculty member since 1984. This April, mutinous students demanded her firing over public comments she’d made that were not wholly sympathetic to the #MeToo movement, as well as for an interview with the Weekly Standard that they called “transphobic.” That denunciation, with its indignant dogmatism, is particularly slapstick, since Ms. Paglia describes herself as “transgender.”

    The protests were unsuccessful, largely thanks to a robust defense of Ms. Paglia by the university’s president, David Yager. “Artists over the centuries,” he wrote in an open letter to students, “have suffered censorship, and even persecution, for the expression of their beliefs through their work. My answer is simple: Not now, not at UArts.”

    US universities are basically Stalinist enclaves.

  23. Dr Fred Lenin

    Those illegal entrants on Lesbos better get off befor the “GIRLS”get nasty ,the females can stay but the blokes better go quickly ,it is the island where lesbianism was invented ,which island was poofterism invented ? Those Bloody Greeks ,my old Italian wine lover mate said he wouldnt
    use Retsina to mix concrete!

  24. notafan

    All we know about Andrew Marlton’s early life is that he attended Yarralumla Primary School

    You are right Des, the failure to mention a high school screams elite private school

    just like a certain local (unsuccessful) labor candidate who boast ‘bl-lo checkout chick’ and forgets ‘Carey Grammar’

  25. JC

    Yep, these are crazy times.

    “I have been involved in the investment business for over 50 years,” reader Dave Goebel of Damascus, Ore., led off his letter in last week’s Mailbag, “and I can make absolutely no sense out of what is going on in today’s markets. Having lived through the years of double-digit inflation and interest rates in the early 1980s, it makes no sense to me how we can have over $16 trillion in worldwide bonds with negative yields, and 2) how the Federal Reserve can be concerned with pushing inflation up to 2%.”

    That makes two of us. A 50-year man myself, I wonder what impulse leads the same human brain that spurned a 15% bond yield in 1981 to chase a subzero bond yield in 2019.

  26. Steve trickler

    He’s a good man, Dr K. 😎

    The look on the young girls face when he starts playing proper……she’ll never forget the moment.



  27. calli

    From the WSJ article

    Since her own youth, she says, college students have devolved from rebels into skittish supplicants, petitioning people in authority to protect them from real life. Young adults are encouraged to look for “substitute parent figures on campus, which is what my generation rebelled against in college. We threw that whole ‘in loco parentis’ thing out.”

    Well, how did that work out, Camille? Chuck out one authority figure and a dozen come to take its place.

    Someone rather important had something similar to say, but that was long, long ago.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    You are right Des, the failure to mention a high school screams elite private school

    Home schooled.
    With mummy fawning over every inane scribble or unintelligible utterance.

  29. notafan

    “We were released from school for religious instruction on Thursday afternoons,” and teen Camille posed a question: “If God is infinitely forgiving, I asked the nun, is it possible that at some point in the future he’ll forgive Satan?” The nun—a doctrinaire Irish Catholic without any of the “pagan residue” of Ms. Paglia’s Italian culture—“turned beet red. She was so enraged that she condemned me in front of everybody for even asking that question.”

    yes because she was being a smart ass with no real interest in the theology

    I love these’ the day I left the church because a terrible religious said’ stories

    and the obvious answer once you chose hell, hell is where you stay

  30. JC

    Calli. I’ll post the entire piece. It’s pretty decent. I can’t help liking her.

    A Feminist Capitalist Professor Under Fire
    The students who demand her firing, Camille Paglia argues, take prosperity for granted, are socially undeveloped, and know little about Western history. Who’s Moses?

    Illustration: Chad Crowe

    Philadelphia

    When Camille Paglia was an “obnoxious adolescent” of 15, she had what she describes as “this huge fight with a nun” in upstate New York. Ms. Paglia, 72, remembers the incident with a clarity that suggests a lifetime of unresolved umbrage.

    “We were released from school for religious instruction on Thursday afternoons,” and teen Camille posed a question: “If God is infinitely forgiving, I asked the nun, is it possible that at some point in the future he’ll forgive Satan?” The nun—a doctrinaire Irish Catholic without any of the “pagan residue” of Ms. Paglia’s Italian culture—“turned beet red. She was so enraged that she condemned me in front of everybody for even asking that question.”

    That was the day Ms. Paglia left the Catholic Church. It was not the last time she asked an awkward, even incendiary, question. Such provocations are the stock-in-trade of this most free-spirited of America’s public intellectuals.

    Ms. Paglia is a professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she has been a tenured—and occasionally embattled—faculty member since 1984. This April, mutinous students demanded her firing over public comments she’d made that were not wholly sympathetic to the #MeToo movement, as well as for an interview with the Weekly Standard that they called “transphobic.” That denunciation, with its indignant dogmatism, is particularly slapstick, since Ms. Paglia describes herself as “transgender.”

    The protests were unsuccessful, largely thanks to a robust defense of Ms. Paglia by the university’s president, David Yager. “Artists over the centuries,” he wrote in an open letter to students, “have suffered censorship, and even persecution, for the expression of their beliefs through their work. My answer is simple: Not now, not at UArts.”

    Over lunch at a Greek restaurant, Ms. Paglia tells me she belongs to the “pro-sex, free-speech wing of feminism,” which she says had its heyday in the 1990s. That was the decade in which she herself emerged from academic obscurity. In 1990 she published her first book, “Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, ” an erudite yet pugnacious account of the competing roles of male and female in Western civilization. It was rejected—she never tires of saying—by seven publishers and five agents before Yale University Press picked it up.

    The book vaulted Ms. Paglia into the American imagination as a bluestocking gone deliciously rogue. The same year, she published an op-ed article lauding the pop singer Madonna as “the true feminist,” who “exposes the puritanism and suffocating ideology of American feminism, which is stuck in an adolescent whining mode.” The op-ed incensed the “prudish” feminist establishment. Ms. Paglia has since soured on Madonna, who she says was “once refreshingly sane in her teasing affection for men” but has now undergone a “collapse into rote male-bashing.”

    Ms. Paglia laments that the “antisex and repressively doctrinaire side of feminism is back again—big!” She calls it “victim feminism” and complains that “everything we’d won in the 1990s has been totally swept away. Now we have this endless privileging of victimhood, with a pathological vulnerability seen as the default human mode.” Everyone is made to cater to it—“in the workplace, in universities, in the demand for safe spaces.”

    As a teacher of undergraduates, Ms. Paglia despairs at how “bad it is for young people, filled with fears, to be raised in this kind of a climate where personal responsibility isn’t spoken of.” Since her own youth, she says, college students have devolved from rebels into skittish supplicants, petitioning people in authority to protect them from real life. Young adults are encouraged to look for “substitute parent figures on campus, which is what my generation rebelled against in college. We threw that whole ‘in loco parentis’ thing out.”

    There’s an undeniable irony in hearing a septuagenarian, from a generation that was famously preoccupied with youth, deplore the state of today’s young people. “Our parents were the World War II generation,” Ms. Paglia says, “so they had a sense of reality about life.” Children now “are raised in a far more affluent period. Even people without much money have cellphones, televisions, access to cars. They’re raised in an air-conditioned environment. I can still remember when there was no air-conditioning.” She shudders as she sips her cold beer, adding that she suffered horribly in the heat.

    “Everything is so easy now,” Ms. Paglia continues. “The stores are so plentifully supplied. You just go in and buy fruits and vegetables from all over the world.” Undergrads, who’ve studied neither economics nor history, “have a sense that this is the way life has always been. Because they’ve never been exposed to history, they have no idea that these are recent attainments that come from a very specific economic system.”

    Capitalism, she continues, has “produced this cornucopia around us. But the young seem to believe in having the government run everything, and that the private companies that are doing things for profit around them, and supplying them with goods, will somehow exist forever.”

    Ms. Paglia asks me to note that it was “because of capitalism” that her forebears “escaped the crushing poverty of rural Italy,” emigrating to Endicott, N.Y., to “work in the Endicott-Johnson shoe factories, whose vast buildings, tanning pools and smokestacks dominated my childhood.”

    Although she doesn’t use the phrase herself, you can call Ms. Paglia a feminist capitalist. “While I believe that boom-and-bust capitalism is inherently Darwinian and requires moderate regulation for the long-term greater good,” she says, “I insist that capitalism has produced the glorious emancipation of women.” They can now “support themselves and live on their own, and no longer must humiliatingly depend on father or husband.”

    So why do young women feel victimized? Ms. Paglia cites the near-extinction of “body language” among the young and its impact on sexual relations on campus. The “loss of body language” starts in middle and high school, “where there’s total absorption in social media and projected images on Instagram, and so on. So they don’t know how to read each other, physically.” When they get to college, this social deficiency is exacerbated by the effects of “that stupid law, the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, that was passed in 1984.” It effected a nationwide ban on alcohol sales to adults under 21.

    “When I got to college,” Ms. Paglia says, “you could go out for a beer, you could talk with a drink in a public place, in an adult environment.” That’s how 18-year-olds away from home for the first time learned the “art of conversation, of looking at each other, reading facial expressions and body language.” After the ban on drinking, “instead of a nice group of people conversing and flirting, you got the keg parties at fraternities on campus, this horrible environment where women milled about with men in this huge amount of noise, with people chugging beers down.”

    Ms. Paglia is distinctly animated now and—body language!—claps her hands for emphasis. “So almost immediately, by the late 1980s, you get this date-rape extravaganza, and the hysteria, and the victimage.” Ms. Paglia has urged a repeal of the drinking-age law but “cannot get any traction on this. No one will listen to me.”

    By contrast to her flaming public persona, Ms. Paglia is positively conventional in the classroom. “As I constantly stress,” she says, “my base identity is as a hard-working, no-nonsense schoolmarm—like the teaching nuns of global Roman Catholicism.” Despite her avowed atheism, she confesses to keeping a Mass card of St. Teresa of Ávila in her den at home.

    This fall semester, she will teach two classes, “Art of Song Lyric” and “Style in Art.” She asks me to “stress that I do not teach ‘my’ ideas in the classroom.” Instead, she teaches “broad-ranging” courses and considers herself responsible for her students’ “general education—in which there are huge and lamentable gaps, thanks to the tragic decline of public education in this country.”

    She recalls a “horrifying” example from her classroom a few years ago. She was teaching “Go Down, Moses, ” the famous Negro spiritual. “The whole thing is about antiquity,” she says, “but obviously it has contemporary political references.” She passed out the lyrics and played the music, “and it suddenly hit me with horror—none of them recognized the name ‘Moses.’ And I thought: Oh my God, when Moses is erased from the West, what is left of Western civilization?”

    Judging by last semester’s protests against Ms. Paglia, today’s college students seem better versed in the polemics of gender identity than in Judeo-Christian history. This prompts me to ask Ms. Paglia, perhaps intrusively, why she regards herself as transgender. “There’s no doubt whatever,” she responds, “that I have had a radical gender dysphoria since earliest childhood. Never once in my life have I felt female.” Nor did she feel male, “except when wearing my fabulous Halloween costumes as a Roman soldier, toreador or Napoleon.”

    “This strange alienation from standard human life certainly helped sharpen my powers of social observation,” she says, “and eventually made me a writer.” Her many years of researching and writing “Sexual Personae,” she adds, “exorcised a lot of my accumulated hostility toward the gender system.”

    These days, she says, “there is only one occasion when my old turbulence returns—when shopping for clothing.” When she was in college, styles were “gender-bending,” and she wore “ Tom Jones shirts, flared pinstriped trousers, Navy pea coats and Beatles boots with Cuban heels.” No more. Now she makes an annual “pilgrimage” to the sprawling King of Prussia shopping mall outside Philadelphia.

    “I cannot express too strongly my overwhelming sense of existential alienation and horror when confronted with those lavishly stocked stores,” she says. There is nothing she can identify with in the women’s department, or the men’s. “It is completely inconsequential that I have attained a certain status as professor and author of eight books. At King of Prussia, my identity is completely wiped out—erased!”

    Mr. Varadarajan is executive editor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

  31. notafan

    I don’t mind Paglia JC

    but she is also on the wrong side of history in many respects

    she complaining but she helped create the monster

  32. BrettW

    Does the piano guy sponsor Steve Trickler to constantly put up his clips ?

    I realise some may not mind the constant shopping mall piano clips but if I wanted to find piano playing online I am more than capable of finding it myself and might even discover there is actually more than one piano guy in the world.

    Just saying. Same goes for planes and trains clips.

  33. calli

    I don’t mind her either, JC. At least she gives capitalism its due, rather than going down the easy, acceptable- to -her -peers route.

    Like all human ideologies, feminism in its various mutations has the same glaring feature – lack of self-awareness, while being oversensitive to the failings of others.

  34. Dr Fred Lenin

    Anti smoking nazis ,they would fine a bloke for stubbing out a cigarette on the Sharps box in a public toilet?
    Now isnt that a contridiction ?

  35. JC

    These are extraordinary times,. Fan. That was the point I was making. Paglia is now too conservative, too wacist for these lunatics and they want her banned.

  36. calli

    Incidentally, I can do the lack of self-awareness thing all on my own.

    Or does confessing that mean that I’m self-aware?

    Life is so complicated. 😁

  37. notafan

    She is just one of many, Greer is another example

  38. thefrollickingmole

    People are resisting us so we must liquidate any symbols of resistance…
    Commies, Commies never change.

    The Paris-born Commissioner, who began his political career in France’s Revolutionary Communist League, stated: “My message is that their interest, not only their duty but their interest, is to reduce the structural deficit” and in turn their public debt so they can develop investment in the economy.”

    Heres another one, given a soapbox by the Gruinaid to promote for Communism openly.

    We can transform society in our interests if we unite to smash the system

    As an Aboriginal man and a socialist, I live for debate and political discussion – anyone that knows me can attest to my inability to shut up on political issues.
    ,,
    The multi-racial international working class is the key to crippling the entire system, and bringing about the structural change we need to build a better society. The world will not fix itself: it’s up to us.

    if organised, workers can strike to bring the entire system to a grinding halt. As Marx said, “capitalism creates its own gravediggers”.

    If we want to fight for a better world, politics matter. I’m an anti-capitalist, and it’s clear to me who is on our side and who is firmly opposed.
    ..

    100 year and 100 million corpses and major news outlets still think its ok to promote such a poisonous ideology.

  39. JC

    I think Paglia is a little on the dishonest side though. She claims to support the Greens and the D’rats yet most of her views are opposite to who she claims to embrace. I guess paying lip service to supporting these scumbags gives her some cred with the academy or who she’s trying to influence.

  40. mh

    Dr Fred Lenin
    #3144773, posted on August 31, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    Those illegal entrants on Lesbos better get off befor the “GIRLS”get nasty ,the females can stay but the blokes better go quickly ,it is the island where lesbianism was invented ,which island was poofterism invented ?

    I think it was Hommos.

  41. bespoke

    Camille Paglia is an unusual character but iv never seen her being crass like so many other pretend feminist that declare them selves Strong Women and turn out to be just another snowflake.

  42. notafan

    As for the extraordinary times

    Paglia should have a long hard thing about history herself and remember maximilien robespierre.

    Deplatformed is way better than deheaded.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We can transform society in our interests if we unite to smash the system

    Never read such bullshit in my life.

  44. Mitch M.

    Anti smoking nazis ,they would fine a bloke for stubbing out a cigarette on the Sharps box in a public toilet?
    Now isnt that a contridiction ?

    A few days ago I read a study arguing that placing warning text on individual cigarettes should be considered.

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-08-individual-cigarettes.html

  45. cuckoo

    my old Italian wine lover mate said he wouldnt
    use Retsina to mix concrete!

    Lifetime high-functioning alcoholic Patrick Leigh Fermor said that the good thing about Retsina was that you couldn’t get a hangover from it. I’ve never put that to the test.

  46. Dr Fred Lenin

    Mitch. Smokers can then burn the propaganda right . These fascists are deluded ,poking their bibs into everything ,like their nazi and soviet teachers ,all socialists are dictators at heart ,Hitler ,Stalin , Mao, Pol pot , the Kim gang Castro bros , the EU comissars ,decromats in USA,labor here, = labour UK .
    Wondered about the spelling differences between those parties ,are the Pom socialists better educated and know how to spell ?

  47. stackja

    El Dorado (1966 film)
    From Wikipedia

    In the film, Mississippi gives Sheriff Harrah a concoction meant to deter him from further drinking. The ingredients include (among others) Cayenne pepper, ipecac (an emetic), mustard, croton oil (which induces diarrhea), asafoetida (often misspelled acifedida) and gunpowder.

  48. JC:

    Having lived through the years of double-digit inflation and interest rates in the early 1980s, it makes no sense to me how we can have over $16 trillion in worldwide bonds with negative yields, and 2) how the Federal Reserve can be concerned with pushing inflation up to 2%.”

    To me, the whole concept of negative interest rates says there is a massive, massive, distortion in the economy somewhere, and negative interest rates is the only way it can be accommodated.
    If that’s the case, there is a God almighty correction on the way.

  49. Mitch M.

    Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency

    Choline, so important and so neglected. While it is true that vegetarians\vegans have circa 20% reduction in cardiovascular issues, which probably relates to higher nutrient intake than being a vegetarian\vegan, studies have also found higher rates of psychological disorders in vegetarians and vegans. Choline is part of that problem, the other big one being long chain fatty acids which are rare in plants but rich in many animal products.

  50. BrettW

    Steve Trickler,
    Thanks but I don’t click on random links.

  51. Mitch M.

    Hey JC,

    Any ideas on why Fox News is slowly moving away from Trump? Trump is now going after them.

  52. Roger

    Chuck out one authority figure and a dozen come to take its place.

    Expunge the identity provided by a stable family only to find the generation who suffered this social experiment – courtesy the sexual revolution and the divorce culture – inventing a myriad of identities to find a sense of belonging.

  53. Notafan:

    she complaining but she helped create the monster

    ✔️

  54. Johno

    Mitch, James and Lachie Murdoch got rid of Roger Ailes. They have moved Fox to the left.

  55. JC

    Mitch

    No idea. I’ve read Trump’s comments but I don’t really watch Fox. I think Trump is pissed off with the news segment or the soft style stuff like what you get in the morning. I don’t think he’s upset with the “opinionators”.

  56. Mother Lode

    EU now desperate to “kill off” rising nationalism:

    It is not nationalism that they are opposed to.

    It is that it is the wrong nationalism.

    They want the Europeans to embrace a new, European nationalism. They want the feelings the French have for France, the British for Britain, the Italians for Italy etc to be the redirected toward the new pan-European identity.

  57. Johno

    Baby steps at present, give it another year or two and it will be full on CNN. The viewer base will shrink and an opportunity for another Broadcaster presents itself. Tucker will walk.

  58. Roger

    They want the Europeans to embrace a new, European nationalism.

    Yes, well…good luck with that particular modernist experiment.

  59. slackster

    This is something you don’t see everyday. The bloke behind the camera scored big-time with this. Stunning footage and sound.

    I wonder what that U-2 “Dragon Lady” was tasked with?

    Here are some stills from later in the flight

    https://imgur.com/a/6Zc5O7F

  60. Tom

    I think Paglia is a little on the dishonest side though. She claims to support the Greens and the D’rats yet most of her views are opposite to who she claims to embrace. I guess paying lip service to supporting these scumbags gives her some cred with the academy or who she’s trying to influence.

    Paglia is using the same schtick as Brendan O’Neill, who describes himself as a “Marxist” to protect himself from the left. Paglia describes herself as a “feminist” to protect herself from criticism from feminists.

    Her “feminism” became obsolete 20 years ago when feminism became a subsidiary of Marxism, whose primary objective is to destroy capitalism. That is why feminism has become utterly hypocritical in refusing to stand up for Muesli women, whose patriarchal religious structure treats them like dumb animals who must walk behind their male masters. Feminists don’t give a fuck because the leftist tribe, for whom feminists in the Marxist ladies auxiliary must have unquestioning subservience, demands that they treat Is lam as an ally in helping to destroy Christianity.

    Paglia is still capable of rational thought, which makes her a dangerous heretic who must be denounced by the zombie left.

  61. Rockdoctor

    Saw Brombergs name again yesterday… Speaking of partisan bench members am curious, did the miner at Gloucester in the Hunter ever appeal that decision? Seems to be yet another very questionable verdict will stand by a judge with a definite conflict of interest if not.

  62. calli

    Paglia and Greer are the vanguard of a conga line trying to pass back over the razor’s edge, a razor they themselves helped put there. And now they’re being cut.

    I’m reminded of career women long past childbearing age suddenly realising they’ve forgotten to put something on their list of achievements.

    Naturally, they will not blame themselves.

  63. calli

    The Collective eats everything, Tom. Fortunately its braying maw is occasionally left open so some escape.

    Those not wishing to be consumed must be vilified.

  64. Mother Lode

    Classic lefty stunt.
    “Not consulting” = “not acquiescing”.

    Also:
    “Divisive” = “Not our opinion”
    “Controversial” = “Not what we want”
    “Far Right” = “not one of us”.

    And so on.

  65. BrettW

    From Daily Express

    “BORIS JOHNSON will sack and deselect Conservative MPs who rebel and try and halt his push for a no deal Brexit”.

    Finally some real leadership from a Brit PM.

    Saw something about a Brit Labor MP complaining about BoJo, Brexit and lack of democracy. Only problem was her electorate was about 70% for Brexit !

  66. Dr Fred Lenin

    What was that drunken bludger Junker doing at the G7(making it the G .0002), he is not the elected leader of a country ,the EU might have an anthem of sorts but it will never be a nation .
    I see the scheming bastards have shoved Salvini aside ,nice bit of bribery andd corruption there to get that result,they must have been advised from Sussex Street .

  67. areff

    Not Bromberg’s only judicial outrage:

    Toyota employee vote banned by court

    Can’t have workers deciding if they should keep their jobs, not on this judge’s watch anyway.

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Tantalising secrets of Australia’s intelligence world revealed
    Deborah Snow
    By Deborah Snow
    August 31, 2019 — 12.00am

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    Heard the one about the ASIO bureau chief in Canberra who was having a secret affair in the 1970s with the wife of his CIA counterpart?

    Or the Whitlam government minister who enjoyed regular liaisons with the partner of another CIA officer, not realising that she was an undeclared agent for the agency?

    What about the dean of medicine at Melbourne University who became part of a secret Defence department committee in the late 1950s looking at testing biological and chemical weapons in north Queensland?

    Or the time ASIO began training Indonesians in the art of spy-catching at the very moment Canberra’s overseas intelligence arm, ASIS, was trying not to get caught spying in Jakarta?

    These are some of the more tantalising secrets, told for the first time, or re-told in unprecedented detail, in Australian journalist Brian Toohey’s forthcoming book Secret, which serves as a sharp rejoinder to the current trend of government crackdowns on the media and whistle-blowers.

    Sydney Morning Herald.

  69. areff

    the good thing about Retsina was that you couldn’t get a hangover from it

    Easily explained. You’re not going to get pissed if you can’t swallow the foul stuff.

  70. dover_beach

    yes because she was being a smart ass with no real interest in the theology

    I love these’ the day I left the church because a terrible religious said’ stories

    and the obvious answer once you chose hell, hell is where you stay

    Indeed. She’s suggesting that it is some limitation on the part of God that prevents Satan’s repentence and return rather than a problem with the latter.

  71. Old School Conservative

    Thanks for the heads-up re ‘Secret” Zulu.
    From MUP’s promo of the book (1st sentence!): Elected governments pose the greatest threat to Australians’ security

  72. bespoke

    Indeed. She’s suggesting that it is some limitation on the part of God that prevents Satan’s repentence and return rather than a problem with the latter.

    Or just a cheeky ignorant 15 tear old kid.

  73. Chris

    Dr Fred Lenin
    #3144773, posted on August 31, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    Those illegal entrants on Lesbos better get off befor the “GIRLS”get nasty ,the females can stay but the blokes better go quickly ,it is the island where lesbianism was invented ,which island was poofterism invented ?

    ‘How do you separate the men from the boys in Ancient Greece?
    With a crowbar.’
    Q culture celebrates this ‘history’ mightily, while pretending the butter wouldn’t melt in their own mouths re modern pdf file behaviour, eg in our criminal colonisers of a certain church. No, thats not us, noooooo.

  74. calli

    Hitchcock’s The Birds is on Gem. Not his best, but I’m struck by the elegant San Fran street scene.

    The perfectly groomed Hedren looks to the swarming skies – no need to watch her step.

  75. stackja

    Zulu – someone in Canberra passed on allied plans to the Japanese. And later someone passed on allied plans to the USSR.

  76. JC

    Finally some real leadership from a Brit PM.

    Really? What about conservative members who represent conservative electorates that went for remain. How do they fit in? Those do exist.

    The vote certainly was to leave. but let’s not kid ourselves to suggest it was overwhelming because it wasn’t. There’s a good reason why the Australian requirement for a constitutional amendment is not simple majority and the UK example shows why. It needs to be overwhelming just as in Australia and in the US where you require super majorities.

  77. calli

    Or just a cheeky ignorant 15 tear old kid.

    I asked our Rev a very similar question when I was 14. He gave me a very learned, satisfying answer.

    On such well-dressed stones are the foundations of faith built. He introduced me to C.S. Lewis’ other books of essays and broadcasts (I knew all about Narnia).

    A lot of kids are looking for a reason not to believe. At the first hurdle, some give up. Stony ground.

  78. thefrollickingmole

    JC

    The UK referendum was held in bad faith, if had been 50.0001% for EU there would never have been another vote and “the will of the people” would be trumpeted by the good and great from every streretcorner.

    The fact it ended up close but against the EU project means the europhiles deserve the same consideration they would have give to leavers.
    Absolutely none.

    If in 5-10 years a party was to call for re-entry and i was voted for that would be fine.
    As it stands they had a vote on a customs union 40 years ago as the trigger to surrender sovereignty to an almost completely undemocratic institution.

  79. dover_beach

    Or just a cheeky ignorant 15 tear old kid.

    Or both.

  80. JC

    Mole

    My point is that, the vote was not overwhelming, as I said. The UK should now leave the EU because that was how the vote was understood.

    As it stands they had a vote on a customs union 40 years ago as the trigger to surrender sovereignty to an almost completely undemocratic institution.

    Which is why I argue in support of super majorities. The UK would likely never have gone in, in the first place.

  81. mh

    Really? What about conservative members who represent conservative electorates that went for remain. How do they fit in? Those do exist.

    Fit in? They accept the majority vote.

  82. Some History

    but I’m struck by the elegant San Fran street scene.

    Sans poop.

  83. Old School Conservative

    International students with poor English skills are being admitted to Monash University using language tests “carefully crafted” to allow nearly all of them to pass, says a former English teacher at the university who was sacked after drawing attention to the problem. From The Oz.

    Poor bloke – got the boot for saying out loud what thousands of people already knew. He persisted in telling the truth to the University hierarchy.
    They used the “inappropriate use of the email system” excuse; he appealed to FWC and lost there too.

    Hanrahan was right. We’re rooned.

  84. bespoke

    I asked our Rev a very similar question when I was 14. He gave me a very learned, satisfying answer.

    Well he did a lot better job then the Nun going by how things turned out, calli.

  85. JC

    Fit in? They accept the majority vote.

    That doesn’t mean that they should be forced to accept the PM’s edict. It means the party votes and they will respect the majority vote.

    Should they ignore their own electorates?

  86. thefrollickingmole

    The EU is at its core a protectionist trading block not a political organisation.

    Even its “voting” program is limited to already agreed to backroom deals.

    Its bureaucrats dissolving the people and electing new ones.

    https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/council-eu/decision-making/

  87. Some History

    A few days ago I read a study arguing that placing warning text on individual cigarettes should be considered.

    It doesn’t stop. The brain farts just keep coming.

    How about audio warnings in cig packs?
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31063185

  88. JC

    Mole

    The problem is political parties acting like mafia like organizations. The vote was 52%, which I also assume showed up as the majority of electorates voting to leave. In that case the reps should be following the will of their electorates.

  89. mh

    The problem is political parties acting like mafia like organizations.

    Say it JC.

    Boris is Hitler!

  90. Tommy Robinson still in gaol because “Contempt of Court”.
    Video from just outside showing concern about Muslam women being excepted from security check.

  91. vlad

    Hitchcock’s The Birds is on Gem. Not his best, but I’m struck by the elegant San Fran street scene.

    I love that movie and that scene, Calli.

    There’s an invisible cut from the real on-location Frisco street to the studio set where Tippi goes into the pet shop. You need to watch it on home video to savour that.

    One of the signs that Hitch was a genius is that people can disagree on what his best was. And even second-best Hitch is better than 90% of everything else.

  92. mh

    Sounds like JC has invested in Britain remaining.

  93. JC

    I kinda like Boris, mh. This guy was the mayor of London for I think two terms. The idea that he’s actually a Brexit supporter to his core is laughable. Look, he saw an opportunity, took it and ran with it.

  94. vlad

    A few days ago I read a study arguing that placing warning text on individual cigarettes should be considered.

    At least you’d get to burn those.

  95. Some History

    Keith Richards uses ‘motorised ashtray’ to avoid upsetting Mick Jagger with his smoke

    Their relationship has long been fraught with bitter clashes and the sporadic volley of brutal insults.
    But after decades of feuding, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are currently enjoying a fragile peace and as such, the latter will do anything to maintain the equilibrium.
    That includes, it has emerged, using a motorised ashtray that sucks in cigarette smoke to avoid upsetting the health conscious Jagger, 76.
    The circular device was spotted backstage on the band’s No Filter tour that is due to conclude, after two years of touring Europe and the US, this weekend.

    Paywall

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/29/keith-richards-uses-motorised-ashtray-avoid-upsetting-mick-jagger/

  96. vlad

    It’s easier to raise objections than to answer them, but I go on believing regardless – like the character in John Wayne’s THE ALAMO.

    I would have said to 15yo Cam, “Do you think Satan’s ever going to say sorry?”

  97. mh

    I agree JC.

    Boris saw both sides of the argument and made the case for Brexit.

    His arguments helped win the day, now he is going to deliver Brexit. Good on him.

  98. JC

    mh

    No, I’m not invested in Britain remaining. Stop the hallucinations. Britain should leave now. The point I was making is that some people here think the vote was overwhelming. It most certainly wasn’t.

  99. Top Ender

    It’s shocking how the universities are these days:

  100. bespoke

    What if Satan repented? Or is that option only from pre sentencing? 😁

  101. Geriatric Mayfly

    Bromberg: failed contestant for a Labor seat.
    Maxwell: a ‘former’ member of the Labor Party.

  102. dover_beach

    What if Satan repented?

    He can’t. Their choice binds them.

  103. thefrollickingmole

    The problem is political parties acting like mafia like organizations.

    Built into their DNA Im afraid.

    The UK is a little special as well, London voted overwhelmingly stay, nearly everywhere else (bar Scotland?) voted leave.
    So you have he “city”, which generates most of the wealth and benefited the most from the EU vs everywhere else which saw pretty well no positives to the deal, if anything they saw decision making and wealth more London centered.

    Its an odd situation.

  104. mh

    Boris might be like Trump in the sense that he will draw support from unlikely demographics, despite not having anything obvious in common with them.

    The Tories, like US Republicans with Trump, will eventually realise that BoJo is moving the party in the right direction and fall in behind him.

  105. JC

    I think he’ll be a decent PM, mh. I also think the UK will do fine. In fact I’m buying UK stocks around or after the leave date. I want to watch carefully what goes on. The UK corp tax rate is heading to 17% and they have their own currency. Those fuckers will do fine in the end. Eventually they’ll end up with some form of associate membership like Switzerland and others.

    I’m a Texas wildcatter now anyway.

  106. 1735099

    My ongoing review of the literature is confirming much of what I remember and understand about Australia’s commitment to the Vietnam debacle –

    This raises the question of public attitudes. This paper is concerned essentially with governmental decisions, but in a parliamentary democracy these decisions must take note of the attitudes of both the Opposition in Parliament and extra-parliamentary groups. For the Australian Labor Party (ALP) these were the years in the wilderness, as it remained out of office at the federal level from 1949 to 1972. The length of ALP exclusion was caused largely by a major split in 1955, when a section of the party broke away and subsequently formed the Democratic Labor Party (DLP). The DLP, predominantly Catholic in membership, was vehemently anti-communist in both domestic and foreign policy, accusing the ALP of being too sympathetic to communists. Although the number of seats won by the DLP in federal and state parliaments was small, their influence on the outcome of elections was considerable because of the preferential nature of Australian electoral systems. The existence of the DLP was therefore an additional reason for the government to maintain a resoutely anti-communist stance in foreign affairs.

    From – The Australian Government and Involvement in the Vietnam War – Peter Edwards – from – Australia R&R: Representation and Reinterpretations of Australia’s War in Vietnam
    – Jeff Doyle & Jeffrey Grey – 1991
    (Jeffrey Grey was the son of RA Grey, the CO of 7 RAR in 1970).

  107. dover_beach

    The DLP, predominantly Catholic in membership, was vehemently anti-communist in both domestic and foreign policy, accusing the ALP of being too sympathetic to communists. Although the number of seats won by the DLP in federal and state parliaments was small, their influence on the outcome of elections was considerable because of the preferential nature of Australian electoral systems. The existence of the DLP was therefore an additional reason for the government to maintain a resoutely anti-communist stance in foreign affairs.

    Groundbreaking research there.

  108. notafan

    It was more than ‘accusations’

    It was a fact.

    That essay gets an E from me.

  109. notafan

    My dad (exRAAF wwII) voted for the split at his local alp branch.

    Not a gullible idiot.

  110. Pickles

    The business end of The Birds on GEM. Tippy and Suzanne smoking like a burning pile of recyclables, in every respect.

  111. Entropy

    JC
    #3144863, posted on August 31, 2019 at 5:24 pm
    mh

    No, I’m not invested in Britain remaining. Stop the hallucinations. Britain should leave now. The point I was making is that some people here think the vote was overwhelming. It most certainly wasn’t

    I wouldn’t be so sure about that. If that was the federal e,ectiln outcome here you would be able to fit the opposition in a couple of Taragos. In any case, the majority of voting areas voted to leave.

  112. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    accusing the ALP of being too sympathetic to communists

    They were.

    Ever spoken to a truly pissed ALP tue believer?

  113. Atoms for Peace

    The dux at our daughter’s school a good few years ago, had English as a second language. The OP system ( Other People’s work as it was known ) may have helped gain dux, but her quest for a medical entry was denied, despite OP1. As an aside, someone I am expected to mentor shortly is great at diagnosing patient’s wallets, but is somewhat ethically challenged. Interesting times

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Groundbreaking research there.

    I’m betting that that research doesn’t include anything written in the past twenty years, with access to the North Vietnamese own records.

  115. notafan

    According to remainers the sky will fall down, the NHS will end and students aka wastrels will no longer get taxpayer funded holidays in Europe.

    Hug, Elton, Bob and their pals will be very miffed.

    I can’t see a downside.

  116. egg_

    He said he took My Pyne’s assurances he would not lobby ministers, MPs or public servants including defence personnel at face value.

    I.e. not worth a pinch of sh1t.

  117. bespoke

    He can’t. Their choice binds them.

    Thanks for the tip, dover.

  118. thefrollickingmole

    This is embarrassing for them.

    Hundreds of young people join Greta Thunberg in climate protest outside UN

    Hundreds is the best they could wrangle for the stunt?

    young protesters dominated the crowd of up to 1,000 outside the United Nations skyscraper in Manhattan.

    ..
    The story wouldnt be complete without a bit of minor child abuse and pedophrasty.

    Esme Ruiz, eight, from New York, attending with her father, said: “The world is literally melting right in front of our eyes and no-one even realises it. We need to teach them..It’s hard to make changes sometimes, but if you need to save the world, I’d do it rather than die.”

    Ace had a little clip of Greta going a bit wobbly at one of the meetings and being ushered off before she broke down.
    The greenies want her martyred..

  119. calli

    Yikes, Pickles!

    Smoking really is a health hazard.

  120. What if Satan repented?

    Nah. Somebody has to manage the fire stoking.
    Tough job, but someone has to do it. A temperate hell just doesn’t cut it.

  121. Oh come on

    Groundbreaking research there.

    LOL Dover. It sure is.

  122. Which begs the question.
    Should we be concerned about the CO2 emissions of Hell?

  123. Bruce

    ‘Fischer, on the other hand, is respected for both intellect and integrity.’

    Two decades ago, Fairfax lefties like current Fischer eulogists Tony Wright – and quite possibly Wright himself – were excoriating Fischer over his comments that the Howard government’s implementation of the Mabo decision would result on ‘bucket-loads of extinguishment’ of native title claims.”

    About the same time the entire LSM was backing Jackboot Johnny’s defamation and persecution of hundreds of thousands of people who had NOT killed anyody in Tasmania.

    Collective punishment of the innocent; just what we always needed. Just what the LSM had been demanding for decades.

    Silly buggers gambled that they would get a lifetime of adoration from the LSM. They did, but ONLY for that one malicious act.

  124. calli

    I refer to the guy in The Birds who lights up beside a gushing petrol bowser.

    Not Tippi and Suzanne. 😁

  125. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Steve Martin telling jokes to dogs was a bit strange…

    Anyway.

    Led Zeppelin plagiarism.

  126. Pickles

    Even the old lezzo ornithologist is smashing durries into er like there’s an excise increase tomorroe.

  127. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    SJWs Aren’t Bothered by Dave Chappelle, They Swear

    The Thinkery
    Published on Aug 30, 2019

  128. None

    NDIS ‘like a runaway train’

    Former Labor leader Bill Shorten calls for an investigation over lavish, five-star spending by providers.

    because we never saw that coming oh no no no. I said it for years and well before NDIS passed. It’s a giant ponzi scheme for fat cats and a cruel hoax.

  129. Oh come on

    The world is literally melting right in front of our eyes and no-one even realises it

    Really? Your Dad ought to put some distance between you both and that erupting volcano. That’d be my first priority if I were him, but that’s just me.

  130. calli

    Uh oh. Suzanne’s cactus. Sorry Pickles.

  131. Des Deskperson

    ‘He said he took My Pyne’s assurances he would not lobby ministers, MPs or public servants including defence personnel at face value.

    I.e. not worth a pinch of sh1t.’

    egg, Pyne doesn’t need to lobby. His value to EY is that he knows who to talk to and how to talk to them. The actual lobbying can be done by a well-briefed someone else.

  132. Mater

    The existence of the DLP was therefore an additional reason for the government to maintain a resoutely (sic) anti-communist stance in foreign affairs.

    I would have thought history, commonsense and the mountain of corpses would have been sufficient, but if it also took the existence of the DLP, well done them.

  133. Oh come on

    The DLP, predominantly Catholic in membership, was vehemently anti-communist in both domestic and foreign policy, accusing the ALP of being too sympathetic to communists. Although the number of seats won by the DLP in federal and state parliaments was small, their influence on the outcome of elections was considerable because of the preferential nature of Australian electoral systems. The existence of the DLP was therefore an additional reason for the government to maintain a resoutely anti-communist stance in foreign affairs.

    From – The Australian Government and Involvement in the Vietnam War – Peter Edwards – from – Australia R&R: Representation and Reinterpretations of Australia’s War in Vietnam – Jeff Doyle & Jeffrey Grey – 1991 The Good Answers Guide: Yr 11 HSC Modern History

  134. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I think we can say the long march through the institutions has resulted in total victory for enemies of liberty with the following nonsense:

    https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/we-ll-be-bathing-in-salt-water-at-the-epicentre-of-australia-s-big-drought-20190828-p52lsx.html

    The townsfolk of Warren have no moral cause to pay taxes ever again.

    Should one of the town’s typical three-bedroom weatherboard homes ignite, Fire and Rescue NSW crews will only turn their hoses on the fire if they have to rescue anyone inside. Otherwise it will be sacrificed and water used merely to spray neighbouring homes if flames threaten to spread.

    Not only have fire fighters ceased to fight fire, living in utter squalor and abject poverty is now praised as “self sufficiency”.

    About 24 families, numbering more than 100 people, lived self-sufficiently in homes made from flattened kerosene tins and bark and whatever other materials they could gather.

    FMD

  135. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The existence of the DLP was therefore an additional reason for the government to maintain a resoutely anti-communist stance in foreign affairs.

    Another is so you never become communist and have to live through the horrors of the Soviet Bloc, Sino bloc and third power dictatorships.

    Who’d thunk it!

  136. areff

    The perfectly groomed Hedren

    One of Edith Head’s last triumphs, Calli.

    Grace Kelly was gorgeous, but never moreso than when dressed by Head in Rear Window. Likewise all the other Hitchcock blondes for whom she was wardrobe mistress.

  137. Bruce of Newcastle

    Urgh, Seven News is getting worse. Three hypocritical Labor press releases turned into “stories”.

    Hypocrisy #1 was a supposed story about rorting of Gillard’s giant NDIS honeypot, blaming the Libs. Hypocrisy #2 was Jim Chalmers calling for tax cuts to be brought forward to help da economy, which somehow failed to mention that there would be no tax cuts under Labor. At least they let Corman say that the economy would’ve been worse under Labor. Which is true, in that way green socialist wastelands tend to be everywhere voters have tried them. Hypocrisy #3 was the amazing Tamil holidaymaker who Shorten and some Change.org weenie were ululating about the unfairness of giving him a free plane ticket to his favorite holiday destination. Breathtaking hypocrisy given Labor’s past seaborne country shopper policy.

    Then only after all of this crap did they have a story on East Timor’s 20th annversary of independence. Which is real news unlike all the Labor fake news preceding it.

    If Seven wants ratings I suggest they boot the lefty activists out of their news room pronto.

  138. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The Jimmy Dore Show

    Deranged Clinton Centrists Hate On Susan Sarandon Escalates!

    [Geez. The left are really ripping themselves apart.]

  139. pete m

    urgh

    Had Miriam Gargoyles on our beach today filming for ABC a 3 part documentary on immigrants fitting into our society.

    They chose an Indian family newly joined (1 yr) to feature, and the rest of the kids played backdrop. They enjoyed being filmed so we went along with it, but there were many wry comments about them ignoring stalwart families who have had 3 generations of clubbies volunteering for over 70 years of service. Apparently that isn’t interesting to the ABC and their latest re-education hour special.

    I can say she is very short, very round in the middle and was warm to the kiddies / folks.

    I stayed away from her for my own safety.

  140. mh

    Ex-Canadian PM apologizes after saying she hoped Hurricane Dorian would hit Mar-a-Lago

    Kim Campbell
    @AKimCampbell
    I have deleted my tweet about the hurricane & Mar a Lago and sincerely apologize to all it offended. It was intended as sarcasm-not a serious wish of harm. Throwaway lines get a life of their own on Twitter. I shd know better. Mea culpa.
    1:21 AM · Aug 31, 2019

  141. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Avril Phaedra Douglas “Kim” Campbell PC CC OBC QC is a Canadian politician, diplomat, lawyer and writer who served as the 19th prime minister of Canada from June 25, 1993, to November 4, 1993. Campbell is the first and only woman to hold the position but was not elected. Wikipedia

    SOUND FAMILIAR?

  142. Des Deskperson

    ‘F’rom MUP’s promo of the book (1st sentence!): Elected governments pose the greatest threat to Australians’ security’
    I was a very junior research officer in a particular division of the Department of Defence back in the mid seventies. One day I arrived at work to find the place in a state of organisational panic. All work was suspended while we are given an extensive serious of briefings to upgrade our security levels. The briefings concerned an organisation of which we had no previous knowledge, although we guessed that something like it probably existed.

    The reason for all this ado is that former PM Willian McMahon had been interviewed on TV the night before – probably ‘This Day Tonight ‘- and had inadvertently blurted out the existence of what was, up until then, a highly secretive intelligence organisation, even, within DoD; the one known today as ASIS.

  143. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I would have thought history, commonsense and the mountain of corpses would have been sufficient, but if it also took the existence of the DLP, well done them.

    173,000 “rich peasants” in the purges of 1954 -56.

  144. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    With the internet, even if ASIS was secret, most citizens could figure out it existed within a day if they realised our intel. services are modelled on the poms. No imagination, just projecting the same model onto another nation.

  145. Geriatric Mayfly

    Hundreds of young people join Greta Thunberg in climate protest outside UN
    Hundreds is the best they could wrangle for the stunt? young protesters dominated the crowd of up to 1,000 outside the United Nations skyscraper in Manhattan.

    Don’t worry. Not many turned up either when the Holy Redeemer was going about His rounds. This truncated redemptress is on a mission and her disciples in the media and among those of conflicted rationality will spread her gospel and we will all be saved. Mark ye…

  146. Old School Conservative

    someone I am expected to mentor shortly is great at diagnosing patient’s wallets

    Ah, the old “specialising in diseases of the rich” technique.

  147. Gab

    The Jimmy Dore Show

    Wow. The Left really knows how to hate.

  148. bundyrum

    I hope this link works, a petition to stop slomo enforcing a cash ban, something I think we should all be concerned about, apart from the banker & open borders loon JC.

    http://chng.it/d489yH4ptM

  149. calli

    On Edith Head.

    The wonderful designer was immortalised as Edna Mode in The Incredibles.

    A thousand ways with Spandex, and all of them stylish.

  150. Boambee John

    bundyrum
    #3144923, posted on August 31, 2019 at 7:07 pm
    I hope this link works, a petition to stop slomo enforcing a cash ban,

    All administrative staff in the NSW Branch of the Liars have already signed?

  151. Roger

    Led Zeppelin plagiarism.

    Best cover band ever!

  152. Oh come on

    Had Miriam Gargoyles on our beach today

    You stud!

  153. bundyrum

    BJ, I hope the communist lib party sign it.

  154. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Legal cats:

    Has anyone given consideration to “certain provisions” of the Jury Directions Act 2015 (VIC) being unconstitutional?

    Possibly it makes the judge an administrator, it limits judicial review (?) and certainly independence (to what extent) along with being prejudicial.

    I’m going out on a limb to say our implied constitutional rights are great and broad. A trial by jury does not mean, and never intended to mean (nor in the living document crap, did we ever explicitly vote for):

    Curating of evidence to favour the crown
    Majority verdicts
    Legislative rebuttals of evidence of the accused

    I’m a bit off the res. with this one, I’m also against mandatory sentences for much the same reason; they can be appealed anyway.

  155. johanna

    Yet another burden coming up for taxpayers. Aboriginal women who are beaten by their menfolk need taxpayer funded housing and income in specific locations because:

    Lani Brennan is an Indigenous woman from near Sydney who endured an abusive relationship in the early 2000s.

    She said once she overcame the emotional barriers to leaving — like feeling guilty and blaming herself — the physical realities of forging a new life were overwhelming.

    She initially found safety at a women’s shelter, but then needed to find somewhere more permanent.

    “Later there was nowhere for me to go,” she said.

    “Everywhere was either full, or you had to move off country to somewhere else. I didn’t want to do that because I was so scared.

    I am sorry for Lani, but the notion that the solution is to provide taxpayer funded everything in a location of your choosing is a bridge too far. Can Lani tell us how that will prevent there being other cases like hers?

    While we are on the subj, some noble person should start compiling TheirABC’s laudatory stories along the lines of ‘a new app will link young indigenous people to services’ or ‘an innovative (?) new program will re-attach young Aboriginal people to their roots, via bush camps’ and so on.

    These stories appear every week. None of the taxpayer funded ‘new initiatives’ ever get evaluated. Oh, and the art projects. We never stop hearing about them. We never hear about any of them again, except the gurgling sound of dollars down the drain.

    The luvvies will go to any lengths to avoid facing the ugly truth of the hellholes that are many Aboriginal ‘communities.’ They keep papering it over with $100 bills.

    Their argument is that they need to provide ‘positive stories.’ Maybe that is why they never follow anything up, because it would reveal that the hellholes are still hellholes.

  156. calli

    But despite wall to wall positive press coverage, ordinary people just aren’t buying it.

    Of course they aren’t.

    It’s idiotic. And borders on child abuse. It’s definitely child exploitation.

  157. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yet another burden coming up for taxpayers. Aboriginal women who are beaten by their menfolk need taxpayer funded housing and income in specific locations because:

    From the link

    Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised for domestic violence than their non-Indigenous counterparts.

  158. Geriatric Mayfly

    Anyone know how Greta is getting back to Sweden? Another yacht?

    Better still. How is the little minx going to get to Chile, which was her next advertised transfiguration. I see many obstacles to virtue power.

  159. notafan

    You can’t say that!

    Everyone knows the only reason Aboriginal women get beaten is because

    a)they asked for it or

    b) woman on woman violence.

    Unless someone forgets the narrative and gives yet another example of male initiated aboriginal DV

  160. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “Best version” of Layla

    Only electric guitar and vocals.

    Makes it more emotional and pathetic. Tells the story better of Manjum & Layla (or Eric and George Harrison’s 1st wife).

  161. Arky

    “Of 91 travel-associated Zika cases identified in Florida from June 2017 to October 2018, the team found that all but one infected individual was returning from Cuba. …“Likewise, 63 of 64 travel-associated cases caught in Europe during that time frame involved travel to Cuba. Cuba’s unrecognized (no–it was fully recognized by the Stalinist regime which kept it hush-hush!) Zika outbreak may have “silently” spread the virus to other parts of the world and continues to infect international visitors today.” (Zika News)

    ..
    Boil Beaugan before allowing him back on the blog.

  162. Diogenes

    How about audio warnings in cig packs?

    The audio is the audio to this ?

  163. johanna

    Oh, and a reminder – Kojak on 82 at 8 pm. Sadly, they have taken off the Columbo follow-up.

    Been watching NYPD Blue on Daily Motion, from the pilot onwards. Didn’t realise that the hero cop of the first series (David Caruso) is now the CSU Miami guy. Same red hair, slouch, etc. Although, I suspect that the red hair in Miami is about as genuine as Kerry O’Brien (aged 147).

    Red haired men are a job lot. Of the two I knew best at university, one was a very bright lunatic who destroyed himself with drugs and alcohol, and the other is the most senior of senior partners in a very large law firm. Earned on merit, but he’s not lacking in charm and tact.

    My father always was sceptical about redheads, an old European distrust of people who were unpredictable.

  164. Oh come on

    Did anyone see Dem prez hopeful Andrew Yang blubbing over child deaths by accidental gun discharges at a campaign stop recently?

    I mean, sure it’s a tragic thing but doesn’t he look as though he’s faking? And even if he’s not, who wants a CinC that starts bawling when they conjure up an unpleasant mental image? He’s vying for a job which involves regularly making decisions that will result in people dying, regardless of what he chooses to do. How can he possibly have the stones for such a role?

  165. Tel

    Hundreds of young people join Greta Thunberg in climate protest outside UN

    They are in the streets providing advertising FOR the UN programs.

    This is like the competitive eating team protesting outside Burger King.

  166. Oh come on

    Daily Motion

    Is this a TV channel you watch to stay regular?

  167. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I mean, sure it’s a tragic thing but doesn’t he look as though he’s faking? And even if he’s not, who wants a CinC that starts bawling when they conjure up an unpleasant mental image? He’s vying for a job which involves regularly making decisions that will result in people dying, regardless of what he chooses to do. How can he possibly have the stones for such a role?

    He doesn’t.

    Make him Secretary of Energy.

    https://www.yang2020.com/policies/nuclear-energy/

    Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear energy is a relatively low-impact option for generating electricity. While the mining and enrichment of uranium has environmental impacts, and the storing of nuclear waste isn’t easy, it is overall an efficient way to generate energy.

    With modern safety standards, it’s also a safe way to generate electricity. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission standards require that a risk assessment shows there less than a one-in-a-million chance of any radioactivity to be released to the environment.

    Nuclear isn’t a perfect solution, but it’s a solid solution for now, and a technology we should invest in as we move to a future powered primarily by renewable energy.

    Nuclear energy gets a bad rap because we all think about Homer Simpson and the possibility of contamination. The reality is that nuclear power is one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly paths forward to a more sustainable future.

    Problems to be Solved

    Nuclear power plants generate a majority of our “carbon-free” energy, but they only generate less than 20% of our overall energy, despite being cleaner than fossil fuels.

    Guiding Principles:

    Principles Safety Environment

    Goals

    Increase the percent of America’s energy needs are met by nuclear power

    As President, I will…

    Work to make it easier for new nuclear plants to open up in appropriate areas to increase the amount of nuclear energy America uses.

  168. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Oh and the Truman Show goodbye from me.

  169. 1735099

    How can he possibly have the stones for such a role?

    Here we go – more pseudo macho crap.
    There’s a rich vein of it on this site.

  170. Oh come on

    I still consider Yang to be one of the very best in that crappy bunch (which isn’t a high bar, granted). That being said, men blubbering away in public is unseemly regardless of whether it’s genuine blubbering or fake. I think less of him after that carry-on.

  171. Siltstone

    Jacinta Price will be in my town soon on her speaking tour. Have any Cats been to her events so far and, if so, was it worthwhile?

  172. 1735099

    Arthur Calwell was a prescient old bugger –

    We do not think it is a wise decision. We do not think it is a timely decision. We do not think it is a right decision. We do not think it will help the fight against Communism. On the contrary, we believe it will harm that fight in the long term. We do not believe’ it will promote the welfare of the people of Vietnam. On the contrary, we believe it will prolong and deepen the suffering of that unhappy people so that Australia’s very name may become a term of reproach among them. We do not believe that it represents a wise or even intelligent response to the challenge of Chinese power. On the contrary, we believe it mistakes entirely the nature of that power, and that it materially assists China in her subversive aims. Indeed, we cannot conceive a decision by this Government more likely to promote the long term interests of China in Asia and the Pacific. We of the Labour Party do not believe that this decision serves, or is consistent with, the immediate strategic interests of Australia. On the contrary, we believe that, by sending one quarter of our pitifully small effective military strength to distant Vietnam, this Government dangerously denudes Australia and its immediate strategic environs of effective defence power. Thus, for all these and other reasons, we believe we have no choice but to oppose this decision in the name of Australia and of Australia’s security.

  173. vr

    Hoarding Gold & Dollars in Europe

    QUESTION: Marty,
    living in Europe where the talk about the elimination of cash is loud I am asking myself what is planned for foreign currencies, e.g. USD, one holds in cash at home? They can´t forbid it because foreign exchange is needed for traveling.

    Even when they forbid it, there must be the possibility to change them to the new “national cryptocurrency” at the official exchange rate. So one is still better off here in the EU with USD in cash rather than Euro in cash?

    Please share your opinion on this topic as it is important for so many of us here in the EU in the danger of being robbed by Brussel. YOUR BLOG is the ONLY light out there! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with those who are interested. You probably save a lot of lives enabling normal people to prepare.

    ANSWER: Yes, you are correct. The USD is being hoarded everywhere. The reason for this is that the US has NEVER canceled its currency, so a $5 bill from 1861 is still valid although it is worth more than 10 times its face value to a collector. Europeans should hoard US dollars. The worst they can do is make it illegal to hold gold or US dollars. I would recommend common circulated US $20 gold coins. You can get away with calling them collector coins in Europe.

  174. Some History

    Esme Ruiz, eight, from New York, attending with her father, said: “The world is literally melting right in front of our eyes and no-one even realises it. We need to teach them..It’s hard to make changes sometimes, but if you need to save the world, I’d do it rather than die.”

    Esme said that she had to go home, put out the trash, feed the cat, and wipe the snot from her nose. But she’ll be back tomorrow to help Save™ the world some more.

  175. Geriatric Mayfly

    They can´t forbid it because foreign exchange is needed for traveling.

    More than anything else it’s needed for tips and maybe greasing palms.

  176. johanna

    While I’m here, I’ve also been re-watching The Power Game, a British series of the 1960s about boardroom antics and the relationship with an ever intrusive State.

    Patrick Wymark acts his socks off, while the ever elegant Barbara Murray plays his far from stupid wife. It is a compelling insight into industrial politics in the 1960s, and a harbinger of why they eventually fell into the void.

    Plenty of twists and turns, great dialogue, although you might need a passable education to recognise many of the allusions.

  177. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    We do not believe that it represents a wise or even intelligent response to the challenge of Chinese power.

    LOL

    Silly old bugger was talking out of his rear end. The Viet Minh were backed by the Soviets, who even secretly flew their USSR Air Force pilots in the war against the USN and USAF (Colonel Tuan was likely a Soviet *TOpT Гun* instructor/”military adviser”).

    The Chinese were up until 1991, enemies of Vietnam.

  178. Some History

    Esme Ruiz: “We saw Greta™ close up. It was like a holy experience. Greta™ even showed us a sign”.

    https://imgur.com/28JG6Ak

  179. Oh come on

    Dot, I would like to see Yang have a crack at Fauxcahontas at the next debate for her constant ‘I’ve got a plan for that’ refrain. Oh really, Big Chief Broken Teepee? Have you actually, y’know, written all of these plans down somewhere?

    Yang has, and in great detail, too.

  180. egg_

    Their alex turnbullites was going to do a thing with alita resources.

    Now in receivership.

    https://www.afr.com/street-talk/kordamentha-takes-the-keys-to-alita-resources-20190829-p52lv0

    LMFAO!

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    I still consider Yang to be one of the very best in that crappy bunch

    He wants to give everyone in America $1000 per month.
    That’s impressively bonkers.
    Today he pretty much admitted too that it is sit down money.

    Andrew Yang: Bernie Sanders imagines ‘millions’ want to work for the government, and ‘we do not’

    Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said his proposal to give Americans a $1,000-per-month stipend is preferable to a federal jobs guarantee championed by 2020 rivals such as Sen. Bernard Sanders and proponents of the “Green New Deal” to tackle climate change.

    Mr. Yang had been asked what his response would be to someone like Mr. Sanders arguing that a federal jobs guarantee would be better than a “handout.”

    Mr Yang can jump up and down trying to be noticed as much as he likes but the Dems aren’t going to have an Asian-American candidate for Prez. He pushes zero point zero of the buttons they want pushed, not being black, qwerty, female, otherly-abled or fake.

  182. Snoopy

    Jesse Lee Peterson on Andrew Yang.

    Anyone who has watched this could never vote for Yang.

  183. egg_

    KRuddy to play Rove in handball live tonight.
    Hope he doesn’t have a coronary.

  184. 1735099

    Silly old bugger was talking out of his rear end…..

    Read the whole speech.
    Everything he warned against turned out to be correct.
    And then there was the small matter of 500 dead Australians, 200 of them conscripts.
    Obviously you consider them “collateral” – such a convenient euphemism.

  185. Gab

    Hope he doesn’t speak Mandarin. It hurts my ears when he tortures that language.

  186. Gab

    Oh, five’o’clock Charlie back again.

  187. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    1735099
    #3144967, posted on August 31, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Silly old bugger was talking out of his rear end…..

    Read the whole speech.
    Everything he warned against turned out to be correct.

    Except he was wrong.

    “Read the whole thing”

    Another 1000 words of Calwell babbling on about Chinamen when the Viet Minh were Soviet pawns.

  188. Gab

    Someone tell this weird old numbers person that the war ended in 1975. He’s been banging on and on about it for over 14 years.

  189. egg_

    Has NumbNutz given DrBG tips on how to lure young women?

  190. Gab

    Someone tell this weird old numbers person that the war ended in 1975. He’s been banging on and on about it for over 44 years.

  191. johanna

    The Democrats are in a tizz. They have poor old Joe Biden, who is so confused that nobody would trust him with the red button, Bernie, who wants to nationalise everything, and after that – ay yay yay.

    I don’t think that Trump has much to worry about.

  192. Some History

    Esme Ruiz, eight, from New York, attending with her father, said: “The world is literally melting right in front of our eyes and no-one even realises it.

    They’ve worked out young Esme’s problem.

    https://imgur.com/yqumu6X

  193. egg_

    Currently Toyota owns about 16.5 per cent of Subaru, and around 5.0 percent of Mazda.

    Go da ‘Japanese Holden’.
    Meanwhile, Holden may get the 2020 mid-engine Corvette in the 600kW version.

  194. egg_

    Aussie Rose Byrne in Sunshine on World Movies.

  195. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Someone tell this weird old numbers person that the war ended in 1975. He’s been banging on and on about it for over 44 years.

    Try to understand Numbers Ho’s dilemma. What’s been written over the past few years, with access to the North Vietnamese records, reveals how completely he fell for the Party line. He must be struggling to deal with the fact.

  196. Oh come on

    He wants to give everyone in America $1000 per month.
    That’s impressively bonkers.

    I know and I know. Yang is Mr UBI. He’s still one of the very best out of the current Dem crop, which says far less about him than what it says about the current Dem crop.

  197. bespoke

    Gab
    #3144973, posted on August 31, 2019 at 8:26 pm
    Someone tell this weird old numbers person that the war ended in 1975.

    Anything for you Gab.

    Numberwang the war ended in 1975.

  198. Black Ball

    Watching The Armstrong Lie. Pretty sure I have seen it before, impressive work by the doco makers. Lance Armstrong is quite a bully.

  199. Knuckle Dragger

    Jesus Christ.

    Is there not one thing? One SINGLE thing these joyless nosy interfering hairy-eared hags won’t stick their unwanted noses into?

    Paywalled, so:

    ‘Three boxing ring girls have been sacked and replaced by blokes after a sexism row at the fight between Jeff Horn and Michael Zerafa in Bendigo.

    ‘The women will now be replaced at tonight’s bout with shirtless men, dubbed “fight progress managers”.
    The axing of the ring girls came after women’s advocates and a Bendigo councillor claimed they were being exploited and used as “trophy women”.

    ‘The promoter, Dean Lonergan, is furious at the “age of outrage” and being publicly accused of objectifying women.

    ‘“Who are they to judge what employment these women have? Do they know what they do with their lives day-to-day? All these women actually do a lot for women’s empowerment.”
    The ring girls were to have appeared at the boxing match between Jeff Horn and Michael Zerafa last night — until the intervention of women’s advocates and a local councillor who slammed the use of them as “an outdated and misogynistic concept”.

    ‘Mr Lonergan was also angry neither he or the women had been approached by the “PC Brigade” with their concerns.
    “I am disappointed, but I am also responsive. I will replace the three women who were employed to signal the start of each round with men,” Mr Lonergan said.

    ‘“Ironically four women will be fighting tonight and wearing less clothing than those women I have now had to replace with men in response to these protests.”

    ‘The women would still be paid, but would not be able to work.
    “They have denied three women the opportunity to do the job they applied for. They are intelligent women. Their freedom to work in an environment that they choose and enjoy doing has been completely undermined. These protests are an attack on them.”

    ‘He would even drop the use of the term ‘ring girl’.
    “To further minimise protests the term ‘ring girl’ will not be used. These roles will now be known as ‘fight progress managers’.” He told the Sunday Herald Sun there was a lack of understanding of what the ring girls actually were employed to do.

    ‘One of the women, Kalista Thomas, said she felt discriminated against because her work had been undermined and “sexualised”.
    “Never in my time ‘in the ring’ or ‘at the fights’ have I been made to feel I am less worthy for being there.”
    The Bendigo beautician said she had always been shown the “most utter respect” from everyone from the boxers to the audience.

    ‘Another, Demey Maconachie, 23, is a fitness coach who uses her classes to train women to be “confident and empowered”.
    Tim Bills, 24, is one of the ‘fight progress managers” and the brother of Tammy Bills, the third women who lost her job.

    ‘He said he was “disgusted” he could go on stage in a bodybuilding competition in nothing but a g-string and no one was concerned, but his sister was prevented from doing a job when she would have been “way more covered” than himself.

    “I think it’s pretty rough, this helps pay for their university studies and it’s an honest living.”’

    Once again ladeeeees, you can thank your betters for taking your jerbs. In the name of vagina.

  200. egg_

    She can ‘squeeze my ba lls’ anytime:

  201. bespoke

    Anything for you Gab.

    Oh no if she tells me to piss off and never come back!

  202. Oh come on

    Esme Ruiz, eight, from New York, attending with her father, said: “The world is literally melting right in front of our eyes and no-one even realises it.

    They’ve worked out young Esme’s problem.

    I wonder if it has anything to do with Daddy putting those weird-looking mushrooms he finds in the forest on Esme’s pizzas?

  203. Johanna: Thank you for “The Power Game”
    I’d never heard of it. It’s now on my list.

  204. Knuckle Dragger

    Watching a doco on Nat Geo or something called ‘Hitler’s Last Year’.

    Very, very good. All real footage, some very sobering stuff.

    The Krauts threw a gigantic tanty before they were beaten out of Warsaw. No wonder the Polish today tell everyone to go fuck themselves.

  205. Bruce of Newcastle:

    Anyone know how Greta is getting back to Sweden? Another yacht?

    Broom.

  206. struth

    Her agents er ……parents ……are just cutting a deal as we speak.

  207. struth

    Good weather here in my old “home town” of Alli Prings.
    If it hadn’t turned into a government funded shit hole I would never have left.

    As I ssid shit roads bad drivers and a shit fight ss not only is there one last ditch to climb the rock before NPWS ban those bloody humans getting in the road of having it all to themselves but it’s Red Centre summernats……not summer… and lake Eyre has water in it.
    Not a room available anywhere.

  208. areff

    Another lady jockey dead:

    DARWIN, AAP – A second female jockey is dead in as many days after she fall during race in Darwin on Saturday.

    Melanie Tyndall, 32, who is also a police officer, had been riding at Fannie Bay when it is understood her horse fell, and later died in hospital on Saturday night.

    It comes just a day after apprentice jockey Mikaela Claridge died from injuries suffered in a trackwork accident in Victoria.

  209. struth

    Doesn’t take much to excite a bogan with a TJM rig.
    Some even haveold man emu shockies.
    Yawn.
    Plenty of high ride caravanners showing off their yellow painted twin shock caravans.
    Stick another couple of monroe whylie 80 buck shockies on and paint them yellow and charge 20 grand extra.

  210. Steve trickler

    This is a repeat. Goooolag are being pricks.



    Live stream for free.

    https://www.twitch.tv/dutchsinseofficial

  211. struth

    Meanwhile I placed a meat order with woolies here and wanted to advise them of a changed picknup time.
    That was a task.
    No engish speakers and after trying to advise this fhump that all he had to do was change the pick up time in the book he told me he was incapable of such derring do and asked me to ring back when the super duper visa was back from showing another staff member which end to hold the knife.

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Standards on the rise as Pearson’s vision bears fruit

    Exclusive
    By Cathy Rushton and Chris Mitchell
    12:00AM August 31, 2019
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    One of Australia’s most remote schools — on Cape York peninsula, 40 minutes’ drive north of Cooktown — is expecting this year to record its best Year 3 ­NAPLAN results in spelling and writing, lifting its scores at a faster rate than the national average.

    Hope Vale — one of Noel Pearson’s showpiece primary schools — has embraced the ­direct instruction (DI) method that the Aboriginal leader and reformer, himself born in the Hope Vale mission, decided best suited the needs of indigenous children.

    Despite troubles with former state education minister Kate Jones and her former department director-general a few years ago, DI is on course at Hope Vale and at its sister campus at Coen, eight hours’ drive further northwest.

    DI, which depends on repetition, rote learning and strong classroom discipline, has been controversial among education bureaucrats. The Aurukun school left the embrace of Mr Pearson’s Cape York Academy in 2016 after a dispute with the department. Yet despite the setback, in Hope Vale DI is working and it’s plain to see.

    Hope Vale principal Glenn White, 38, said: “DI is designed to accelerate the literacy and numeracy competencies of students who struggle to comprehend basic skills in these areas. It has been proven not only in lower socio-economic areas but in places where attendance is high and the socio-economics quite high.”

    The CYA mantra — “Get Ready, Work Hard, Be Good” — is displayed in all classrooms. “Get ready,” booms the voice of ­Michael Rickard, a Year 4 teacher with a microphone around his neck. The speakers on the ceiling make sure even students with hearing problems, endemic in ­Aboriginal communities, know exactly what’s going on.

    Spell built, “built, b-u-i-l-t, built”. Get ready, spell grown, “g-r-o-w-n, grown.” And so it goes until there is a final check that all have mastered the words. The students appear focused and their achievement is consistently measured.

    From the Oz. Everything old, is new again – a class of primary school students, all chanting the multiplication tables, while the teacher deals out stern retribution to those who haven’t learned them..

  213. Leigh Lowe

    Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey.
    Maria is late.
    Again.

  214. Gab

    Melanie Tyndall, 32, who is also a police officer, had been riding at Fannie Bay when it is understood her horse fell, and later died in hospital on Saturday night.

    I’m sorry but that just reads like the horse died in hospital.

    Oh and Bespoke, you’re my favourite today.

  215. struth

    Yeah it’s a fucking miracle Noel.
    Whatcha claiming to know something we didn’t?

    You’re a moron Noel.
    Why?
    It’s taken you too long to learn and you’re not there yet.

  216. Some History

    Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey.
    Maria is late.
    Again.

    She had to pick up DrBG.

  217. max

    Two million stripped of citizenship and left stateless in India.

    Many Australians have absolutely no idea how precious and withheld citzenship is in other places.

    Here, we fall over ourselves to give it away to anyone with a sob story.

  218. MatrixTransform

    There’s a rich vein of it on this site.

    ‘has the stones for it’ definitely has a better ring to it than ‘has the apostrophes for it’

  219. struth

    Egg you like that boney bitch with fake booby doobers?
    You moist be Yolking!

  220. Mater

    Here we go – more pseudo macho crap.
    There’s a rich vein of it on this site.

    You mean like this “pseudo macho crap”?

    1735099
    #933483, posted on July 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    “Couldn’t fight their way out of a shithouse”

    You’re hereby invited to our platoon reunion in Adelaide in 2015. You can choose any shithouse you want and we will carefully and comprehensivelly show you how misguided you are.

  221. MatrixTransform

    You mean like this “pseudo macho crap”?

    lol

    Numpty goes to bunnings for a rake

    on the way, steps on …

  222. Knuckle Dragger

    Joizey!

    Apparently Satriali’s do a mean pork sandwich.

    Ask for Tony.

  223. Knuckle Dragger

    Six years?

    Liability Bob’s seriously been peddling his cowardice for that long?

    It’s a wonder everyone here hasn’t pulled their own heads off by now.

  224. areff

    Someone mention Asbury? Great band, great song.

  225. Old Lefty

    I see the MUP blurb for Toohey’s book – probably an Adler holdover-asserts that elected governments are the principal threat to Australians’ security. I doubt that Adler would have the Andrews Soviet of Yarragrad in mind, but the assessment fits it perfectly.

  226. Knuckle Dragger

    I just Tinder-matched with a chick a shade over 16,000km away.

    Can’t wait.

  227. mh

    Another lady jockey dead:

    DARWIN, AAP – A second female jockey is dead in as many days after she fall during race in Darwin on Saturday.

    There was a sad story on 60 minutes a couple of years back on the family coping with the death of a female jockey at Fannie Bay.

  228. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Six years?

    Liability Bob’s seriously been peddling his cowardice for that long?

    Yes, but there used to be two or three other old soldiers and ancient warriors – “Popular Front” and “curious george” were names that spring to mind, and Numbers Ho did cop quite a kicking from them.

  229. Knuckle Dragger

    mh,

    The one a couple of years back happened because the nag in question tripped on a pedestrian path going from one edge of the track to the other. Which was just as the horses turn for the straight.

    I’m not a racing guy, but apparently there had been several near misses and horses used to skid across the path sometimes. They’d been bitching about it for years, but the Turf Club nobs refused to move it because the beautiful people had to get to the marquees in the middle, because the grandstand (although quite functional) was suboptimal for aesthetic purposes when pics were taken.

    Needless to say, the Coroner wasn’t too happy and the thing’s been torn up.

    The path. The path got torn up. The horse didn’t have a happy ending either.

  230. JC

    vr

    Since the GFC, I have a pile of US dollars denominated in 20s and 50s and will keep them forever. Just in case….. (100’s aren’t looked on with suspicion in the US as vendors aren’t sure if the note is counterfeit). We saw in the GFC that ultimately people want dollars and gold is basically a pile of crap.

    I wonder that with the war on cash going on in Australia too, if US dollars also take on more of last resort type of role and people begin to hoard them.

  231. JC

    The status of the US Dollar around the world is really quite amazing. You can buy almost any service or goods in pretty much all over the world and the vendors have a decent idea of where the exchange rate is on the day. Everyone is happy to take the greenback. Reserve status for the buck is not changing in our lifetime.

  232. Lazlo

    Was ever thus in our lifetimes JC re the greenback, and for ever (foreseeable) will be.
    God bless America.

  233. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A friend of mine is up from Tassie for the auction of a property she has had for over thirty years, a little worker’s terrace in the inner west. She was a nervous wreck about today’s auction and another Tassie friend and I were there to hold her upright during the actual event. It was a rip roaring success with seven registered bidders and huge interest from renovators as the place for various reasons had been left to go derelict in recent years. It was tiny, one of the meanest of this sort of dwelling from times past in the 19th century, and a thorough mess, with a leaking roof and a tacked-on shack at the back for the kitchen and bathroom. It still sold for more than $1.3 million. Purchased by my friend in the 1980’s for around $37,000.

    People were falling over themselves to buy it, because super trendy area. Compared to the comfortable home you can still buy elsewhere in Sydney for the same money, this price is a sort of madness. But that’s real estate for you. At the other end of the scale JC put up earlier a twenty million house in Darling Point, and in our neck of the woods a recent sixty million sale joins another waterfront at seventy million last year. These figures, including the race to buy my friend’s house today, tell us something of how much pecking orders come fairly irrationally into purchasing decisions. The real estate mantra of location functions somewhat like ‘runaway’ sexual selection does in evolutionary biology. And most of us are not entirely immune to it.

  234. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Exiled Chinese Billionaire’s Accusations of China (w/ Guo Wengui & Kyle Bass) | RV Classics

    Real Vision Finance
    Published on Aug 28, 2019

    Kyle Bass sits down with infamous Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, also known as known as “Miles Kwok,” to hear a series of shocking accusations and predictions revolving around the Chinese government. Kwok provides his perception of the backstory behind several recent high-profile news items, and touches on the Chinese government’s management of the economy. He also unfurls an alarming forecast about Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma. Filmed on October 5, 2018 at an undisclosed location.

  235. JC

    Frank

    Bass is an idiot. Stop listening to the knucklehead. He’s been negative China for 20 years. One of these days he’ll be right like a stopped clock.

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