Tuesday Forum: October 15, 2019

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  1. Top Ender

    Four out of the last five major national polls put support for removing Trump from office at over 50%, and the numbers keep rising to Nixonian levels. American voters are noticing Trump’s blatant corruption, and they are rejecting it.

    Sort of like how the opinion polls predicted Shorten would have his feet in the desk in the PM’s office now?

  2. 132andBush

    @monty

    Option B: Trump is doing Putin’s bidding by ceding control over the ME to Russia, so it was all a set up to begin with.

    THAT’S IT!!!
    THAT’S THE ONE!!
    GO WITH THAT ONE, monty!!

  3. Knuckle Dragger

    I see there’s an expectation among the retardos in our wide brown land that Australian Special Forces will mount a ‘rescue mission’ for IZIS punters and their families from northern Syria and bring them back here so they can defraud the NDIS, and the Commonwealth more generally, in relative comfort.

    I wholeheartedly support this initiative.

    I am also working on the assumption that the term ‘rescue’ involves a combination of high explosive and napalm.

  4. Mother Lode

    So Congress has tied Trump’s hands. He is doing what he can using the constitutional powers of the Executive branch, ie sanctions.

    If only he had ‘a phone and a pen’, as Obama boasted, for all those pesky situations where congress would just be a hindrance.

  5. stackja

    Saddam Hussein convinced many that he had WMD. Didn’t work out to his advantage.
    Erdoğan over reaching? We shall see.

  6. Zatara

    Trump is in da house!

    DFW rally live now.

    The venue is the American Airlines center which holds 20,000 in concert configuration and the place looks full. People waited in line as much as 50 hours for seats and reportedly there are many thousands outside the stadium watching on huge screen TVs.

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sort of like how the opinion polls predicted Shorten would have his feet in the desk in the PM’s office now?

    Was it true that Shorten had the house already packed up for the move into the Lodge?

  8. stackja

    Zatara
    #3187235, posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Thank you.

    mh
    #3187238, posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Thank you.

  9. Zatara

    Beto O’Rourke is reportedly running a counter-rally in El Paso.

    Apparently there are 100+ people there but the keg is running dry.

  10. dover_beach

    Is it in Spanish, Zatara?

  11. Zatara

    Mas gratuito cerveza por favor senor Beto?

  12. Top Ender

    Mmm, that worked out well.

    A survey of attitudes in the wake of the MeToo movement has found:

    22% per cent of men and 44% of women predicted that men would be more apt to exclude women from social interactions, such as after-work drinks

    19 per cent of men said they were reluctant to hire attractive women,

    21 per cent said they were reluctant to hire women for jobs involving close interpersonal interactions with men (jobs involving travel, say) and

    27 per cent said they avoided one-on-one meetings with female colleagues

    Oz link

  13. Tom

    Beto O’Rourke is reportedly running a counter-rally in El Paso.

    Beto is a cattle tick on the arsehole of history — a political nobody no one will remember in 10 years.

    POTUS45 is the first rock star president since JFK. And JFK never had throbbing, raucous campaign rallies like today’s in Dallas.

    So how much is Pocahontas going to win by in 2020, Monty, you clown? FMD.

  14. stackja

    TE – Feminists helping women?
    Yes another great ‘success’.

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    Actual, proper women must hate these shrieking patriarchy-obsessed fembots.

    They’d have to. Otherwise they’d agree with being garbos and concreters and expected to physically confront threats to their own and accept injury or more in the process.

    And lift truck tyres and dig fenceposts and put roofs on houses and work longer hours and be responsible for all domestic violence and die earlier.

    And, of course, to close with and kill/capture the enemy, when and as required.

  16. Mother Lode

    Oops my link the Gulf War wiki broke. M0nty can probably find it if he needs to.

    But he won’t.

    The past is a gigantic snare trap that pins the unwary political fabulist to facts.

  17. Colonel Crispin Berka

    They have been invited. They agreed. The Suadis can tell them to fuck off at any time.

    Sending thousands of mercenaries to The Kingdom sounds a bit imperialist, though.

    This TDS is so tedious.
    Symbols are placed into a context to communicate meaning, and that same context is required for correct interpretation of the intended meaning of the symbols.
    When determining whether the action of sending troops into another country is imperialist, the context of the previous discussions and stated plans between the two countries is definitely significant and necessary for interpretation.

    Probably M0nty will accuse his next plumber of being an imperialist, invading his home like that.

  18. Top Ender

    A comment under the Oz version of the article quoted above:

    Philip
    1 HOUR AGO
    (Edited)
    Our business does not hire young women. The average age of people in our business is around 40+. All those people are good people who have no interest in harassing or intimidating young women.

    But as the article points out some women just may be over sensitive and may misinterpret the actions of others as harassment.

    As a small business we don’t have time to deal with such issues as there are enough problems to deal with.

    Business governance is challenging enough…Therefore it is better to err on the safe side then invite trouble into the business.

    And not surprisingly our business is not the only one that thinks that way.

    A business must protect itself and its staff at any cost.

    And this is the price that must be paid because of #Me Too and puritan attitudes.

  19. Farmer Gez

    #3187231, posted on October 18, 2019 at 11:37 am
    @monty

    Option B: Trump is doing Putin’s bidding by ceding control over the ME to Russia, so it was all a set up to begin with.

    THAT’S IT!!!
    THAT’S THE ONE!!
    GO WITH THAT ONE, monty!!

    Under the Golden Showers Agreement, Putin committed to help Trump win the 2016 election in return for free reign in the ME.
    Monty has obviously got a copy of the document or he had direct physical input.

  20. Woolfe

    Wallabies can deliver the unexpected against England

    Alan Jones

    Record score for England?

  21. Woolfe

    The Mintinator says that American troops are a deterrent and no one would dare attack them, Ambassadors, not so much.

  22. Black Ball

    Remember those ads with little kids acting as star footballers? A little girl with tatts as Moana Hope? From today’s Hun:

    ‘Moana Hope has nominated for next week’s draft as she eyes her football resurrection.
    The 31 year old was delisted by North Melbourne at the end of the 2019 season.
    She spent the first 2 years of the burgeoning competition at Collingwood after signing as a marquee player for 2017.
    Hope, who married Isabella Carlstrom in August, said she “had a tough ride” in the AFLW and hoped the draft could bring a new chance.
    She admitted that being cut by the Roos was “definitely a shock” but was hopeful that being picked up in Tuesday’s national draft could reinvigorate her love for the game.
    “I actually haven’t thought about footy for a couple of months, which has been so nice for me. So refreshing.” Hope told ABC TV.
    “I’ve nominated for the draft.
    “I just want to play footy and I want footy to be fun. I want it – especially AFLW – to keep growing so little girls can eventually one day play that full time.” ‘

    That bit of phrasing aside, Hope in my 5 minutes of watching this tripe was the laziest player i’ve ever seen. Worse than Anthony Rocca and that’s saying something. Mitch McGovern too.

  23. Top Ender
    #3187260, posted on October 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    A comment under the Oz version of the article quoted above:

    Jesus christ you hope some white knight mangina cuck doesn’t doxx these poor fuckers.

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘a tough ride’? Jesus wept.

    Feted for some reason as a marquee player and was one of the faces of chick footy, before realisation by all and sundry that she had the footballing ability of a retarded centipede, and even less nous.

    And has been dumped from her second club. Not traded, dumped. And is 31, and therefore overdue for a career-ending ACL.

    Fuck off and get some life skills, Mo. You (and the rest of the AFLW, by the way) just aren’t good enough at being fourth-rate.

  25. Old School Conservative

    zyconoclast
    #3187251, posted on October 18, 2019 at 12:16 pm
    For the Emily Ratajkowski fans

    I’m notafan.
    Poor waif looks undernourished.
    I’ll go back and check.

  26. But hey an actual female cop only gets 10 years for murdering a dude.

    13 Year Old Girl Charged With FELONY For Pointing her FINGER At Classmates

    Timcast Oct 17, 2019

  27. C.L.

    Quality Watson on Ex Rebellion:

  28. Infidel Tiger

    🇺🇸 Trump Ally 🇺🇸

    @Trump_Ally
    4h4 hours ago
    More
    French reporter: “You have very low unemployment rate in the US and we have very high unemployment rate in France. How come? What the recipe for?”

    Trump: “Well maybe we have a better President than you do” 😂
    #DonaldTrump #DallasTrumpRally #DallasRally #France #unemployment

    https://twitter.com/Trump_Ally/status/1184960320269242368

    We will never see his like again.

  29. bespoke

    JC
    #3187103, posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Dude, if a bomb goes off while I’m there and I’m killed or maimed don’t feel any guilt . Ok 🙂

    OK but redundant. 😁

  30. Mother Lode

    Headline on TV:

    “Jury hung in trial of man who set wife on fire”

    The law has gone mad.

    But it was the ABC so, on reflection, I suspect the jury members are fine.

  31. mh

    Trump just mentioned Davey Crockett and the Battle of the Alamo.

    I hope Monty was watching. He could learn so much.

  32. MarkA:

    Used to know a bloke in Bendigo, he transported hay bales to Japan in a super compressed form, not only compressed but vacuum packed.

    That is a great idea,( Julie Bishop!)
    I wondered about this when the Hay Runners first got onto the scene, – not the vacuum packing, just the super compressing part – and just assumed it wasn’t possible or otherwise they would have done it.
    Do you have any further details on the concept, like replacing some of the vacuum with, say, pure nitrogen or CO2 or similar for long term storage? Does the cellulose degrade under the compression?
    Ta.

  33. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #3187284, posted on October 18, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Trump has it in for Macron. He can’t believe he’s married to a 100 year old.

  34. JC

    Does anyone have any ideas replacing Drudge. I can’t stand his bullshit anymore and would like to switch to a dynamic news / opinion site.

  35. Mother Lode

    Trump just mentioned Davey Crockett and the Battle of the Alamo.

    I hope Monty was watching. He could learn so much.

    I remember Monty telling us that when Santa Anna crossed the Rio Grande with his troops he got an army that flowed.

  36. bespoke

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3187280, posted on October 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    For once Australia ahead of the curve.
    Adam Goodes

  37. John Constantine

    https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/machine/crop-gear/hay-balers-farmers-turn-to-highdensity-bales/news-story/1bb03a890a35180ae08302e1535b2bdc

    He says there are also risks in creating extra pressure in a hay bale.

    “If you’re baling with higher pressures and higher densities then the conditions have to be spot on,” Ryan says.

    “I think the danger you can get yourself into is, unless the hay is properly cured and not baled with too much moisture, it can create a bit of a pressure cooker of issues with fires and the material going off.”

    Everything a tradeoff. For domestic freight, the high density 8 string haybales can get a truck up to legal weight, so no point going tighter.

    Tighter and heavier means hotter if anthing goes wrong.

  38. Knuckle Dragger

    One for the munter:

    Q. Where did Santa Ana keep his armies?
    A. In his sleevies!

  39. pete m

    Jc
    Try
    – newsammo
    – conservative tree house
    – hotair morning brief
    – lucciane
    – gateway pundit

    There was a recent insty link about a week ago to a blog discussing this but cant locate it you might if you search instapundit for it

  40. areff

    Q. Where did Santa Ana keep his leggy?
    A. In a casket at a state funeral.

    …Santa Anna was very fond of his leg. Four years after the battle of Vera Cruz was over, in one of the most diva-like moments of his life, he had his leg dug up and reburied with full military honors. The funeral included cannon salvos, lengthy speeches, reverent prayers, and beautiful poetry recited in the general’s honor. The leg itself was put into a crystal vase and buried beneath a huge, costly, ridiculously elaborate monument in the Santa Paula cemetery.

  41. C.L.

    Drudge has lost 200,000,000 page views in the past several months, apparently.
    Instapundit remains the best rolling, real-time journal of what’s going on in the US.
    In Australia, it’s the Cat.

  42. egg_

    “You have very low unemployment rate in the US and we have very high unemployment rate in France. How come?

    Uber protectionism doesn’t work?

  43. Rex Mango

    Gone pretty quiet here, is everyone watching Trump?

  44. Bubbles

    “The administration of justice in any society provides a compelling barometer on that society’s character” Robert Kee……’The World We Left Behind’

    998 millibars and falling rapidly!

  45. egg_

    Tighter and heavier means hotter if anthing goes wrong.

    Just ask M0nster.

  46. calli

    Gone pretty quiet here, is everyone watching Trump?

    PJW. And bookmarked for climate numpties.

  47. Mother Lode

    What made Drudge great was that it was being a new aggregation site which kept pace with events as they were reported. If you heard something you could go to Drudge and find a few articles that, together, gave you a much better bead on things.

    He also linked to sources outside the awful ‘major league’ sources so you could look and see what WaPo, NYT, MSNBC etc were glossing over and get the fuller story.

  48. egg_

    “Jury hung in trial of man who set wife on fire”

    That sentence seems wrong on so many levels.

  49. calli

    Man incinerates wife and hangs jury

    Sounds reasonable.

  50. egg_

    “Jury hung in trial of man who set wife on fire”

    That sentence seems wrong on so many levels.

    Courtesy of Their ABC word salad meme generator Mk.IV

  51. Mother Lode

    Sounds reasonable.

    Makes more sense to hang judges and magistrates – speaking from a ‘justice’ perspective.

  52. Rex Mango

    At work and cant access gambling sites due fascists who run this joint. Seeking investment advice for Caulfield Cup tomorrow.

  53. areff

    Jury hung in trial of man who set wife on fire

    Twelve men large and throbbing?

    By the way (inner grumpy old sub talking), someone whose neck has been stretched was “hanged”, not “hung”

  54. JC

    FMD, American lawyers and corps are despicable. NBC has likely paid large amounts of money settling Matt Lauer disputes and more. They called it “enhanced severance” payments instead. That way they avoided disclosing payments for sexual harassment.

  55. John Constantine

    http://www.jmarkpowell.com/the-pastry-war-or-how-we-wound-up-with-santa-annas-leg/

    t was yet another disastrous term. Santa Anna ruled liked a tyrant this time. He also tried to fill Mexico’s City empty coffers by raising taxes. And you know how that always goes over.

    Little surprise then that public opinion swiftly turned against him – and his amputated leg. In 1844, protesters tore down the monument, dug up the leg, tied a rope around it and dragged it through Mexico City’s streets shouting, “Death to the cripple!”

    Australia would be a better place if only we could drag dan andrew’s leg on a rope through the streets of yarragrad while doing the Death chant.

    Probably get booked by his chicom secret police spycamera network.

    Comrades.

  56. mh

    Rex,

    I don’t follow the nags any more, but Wolfe caught my attention.

    Maybe because there is someone who posts here called Woolfe.

    Its a Gai Waterhouse trained gelding down in the weights. I just put $5 on @18

  57. Mother Lode

    The Bee reports that CNN reports that the Trump collusion (you there Monty) might be vastly more far-reaching than previously even guessed at.

    Their report suggests that there may have been tens of millions of people who colluded with Trump to secure the Presidency for him, and deny it for Hillary.

    They are called ‘voters’.

  58. dover_beach

    Drudge has lost 200,000,000 page views in the past several months, apparently.
    Instapundit remains the best rolling, real-time journal of what’s going on in the US.
    In Australia, it’s the Cat.

    I haven’t visited Drudge for years now. Like Mother Lode said, it used to be a go-to-site when something happened. Sad to see its slide these last few years. Need to get into the habit of visiting Instapundit. Of course, the Cat is my news conduit here in Oz.

  59. areff

    Link to this just posted at Instapundit:

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/mifsuds-cellphones-mean-barr-investigation-heating-up/

    Italians (presumably) have given Barr two of Mifsud’s phones. Could be very, very big.

  60. dover_beach

    Their report suggests that there may have been tens of millions of people who colluded with Trump to secure the Presidency for him, and deny it for Hillary.

    They are called ‘voters’.

    Gold.

  61. Rex Mango

    mh, that is good enough for me. Going to Randwick tomorrow, place will be packed with this Everest thingy, so shall get my money on this arvo. Going to be 28deg and with 35,000 it will be a nightmare.

  62. Ian
    47 minutes ago
    this is outrageous amount of money… I have 6 degrees and work in a uni and get no where near this amount and work more hours

    Bruce Banner?

  63. Mother Lode

    Thanks for that, areff.

    Reminds me of a a few lines from Yes, Minister. The Minister is sitting, very drunk, trying to reconcile his conscience with a politically expedient decision he and he government had made.

    No, the thing about government is principle, and the principle is you mustn’t rock the boat, because if you do, all the little consciences will fall out. And you must all hang together. Because if you don’t hang together, you’ll be hanged separately. I’m hanged if I’ll be hanged!

  64. These vaping bans are bullshit.

    The tobacco lobby and government HATE vaping.

    I wonder why?

    No one has died from vaping.

    They’ve died from huffing moonshine and illicit drugs they’ve admixed for good measure.

  65. calli

    The comments on that Age labourers’ wage piece are revealing.

    A guy working underground on a tunnel bore vs. a schoolteacher. Hmmm. At least tunnelguy isn’t indoctrinating children on da klimate and a gazillion genders.

    Give him the extra money, I say. He’s safer.

  66. calli

    And I just assumed tunnelguy’s gender.

    Twice.

    🤣

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    By the way (inner grumpy old sub talking), someone whose neck has been stretched was “hanged”, not “hung”

    From my far – off primary school days

    “Pictures are hung, young (Zulu Kilo) , human beings are hanged. Write this out two hundred times by tomorrow morning.”

    Funny, what sticks in the mind, fifty years later.

  68. Mulvaney Revises His Statement

    In other words, Mick realised too late that telling the truth in this administration is usually a confession to a crime. So he backtracked and rolled out the usual lie, hoping no one would notice.

  69. dover_beach

    US withdrawal from Syria – Passed House 354-60.

    We should have known this given monty’s position this morning.

  70. Mmmyes db, and what was the purpose of the motion? Oh yes, to condemn the troop withdrawal.

  71. Mother Lode

    US withdrawal from Syria – Passed House 354-60.

    We should have known this given monty’s position this morning.

    Who knew that there were 354 people in the pay of Putin/Turkey/Ukraine/Santa Anna?

  72. Snoopy

    Racing Australia chief executive Barry O’Farrell has said prosecutions “should, and I suspect will occur” following ABC’s 7.30 investigation into the treatment of racehorses.

    Speaking on ABC News’ News Breakfast on Friday morning, Mr O’Farrell said that, while he was “appalled” and “shocked” by the two-year-investigation, he had absolute faith in state regulators to investigate the matter where required.

    How did this loser get the top gig at Racing Australia? Whatever that is.

  73. Snoopy

    The last Democratic contenders debate has understably rattled Monty.

  74. Mother Lode

    How did this loser get the top gig at Racing Australia? Whatever that is.

    You would think there are a lot of people with actual knowledge who like morons to be parachuted into nominally presiding positions where they will be dependent on the real power brokers for advice – and who can be cut off and discarded when the time comes. The will fall for the apparent status, the soirees, the offices.

    But in the end they will all finish up as dog meat.

  75. bespoke

    Last union meeting I attended was Met plant workers (less then 6 moths on the site) asking for more money not because they earnt it but because Underground Jumbo operators (drillers 15 -20 service) earnt more. Some failed farmer started to bitch to me has should have my job because he was older. Humans are fragile.

  76. egg_

    Their Greta is a björn again Dancing Queen?

  77. Rex Mango

    Wolfe locked & loaded at $18 fixed NSW. Yeah heard O’Farrell this morning running interference for the racing industry re 7.30 Report’s disgraceful hatchet job. Ex premiers seem to get these jobs, like Bligh working for the banks. Mike Baird should get a guernsey as spokesman for Greyhounds NSW.

  78. 8th Dan

    dover_beach #3187355, posted on October 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    US withdrawal from Syria – Passed House 354-60.

    We should have known this given monty’s position this morning.

    Ha ha. And you said you’d given Drudge away, too.

    The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria.

    Despite stark divisions over Democrats’ Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together and approved a nonbinding resolution by 354-60 vote.

    Reality bites.

  79. “I have news for everybody,” Mulvaney said. “Get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy … that’s going to happen. Elections have consequences.”

    Yeah, that is the truth that he had to pretend to walk back. But that’s how the GOP think foreign policy works: quid pro quo.

  80. dover_beach

    nonbinding resolution

    Trump will be mortified.

    P.S. I should have watched the clip. I have gotten ML into some bother.

  81. 8th Dan

    Mulvaney may be next out the revolving White House door.

  82. Mother Lode

    Oh dear. Another rake.

    Ah! That brief sharp sting followed by a diffuse warm glow between the eyebrows, the ringing in the ears, the constellations of stars swimming before the eyes, the vivid red rivulets coursing from the nostrils you only discover when the salty metallic taste enters your mouth – and the whole world suddenly feels familiar again.

  83. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mulvaney may be next out the revolving White House door.

    That’s Perry. 😀
    Maybe he wants to stand for office somewhere in 2020.

  84. Monty: “Who gave the US the task of World Policeman?”
    Monty: “Why doesn’t the US stop the fighting between the Kurds and the Turks?”

  85. Des Deskperson

    The Canberra home owned by ‘progressive’ journalists Lenore taylor and Paul Daley – didn’t know they are an item – is up for sale ‘by negotiation’

    https://www.allhomes.com.au/sale/19-beagle-street-red-hill-canberra-177319049

    It’s on a posh street in one of Canberra’s poshest suburbs, UV $915,000!! According to the blurb:

    “‘In 1997 Lenore Taylor and Paul Daley purchased the house. They are well-known in Canberra as journalists and authors, both having worked across several decades as multi-award winning political correspondents for major Australian newspapers in the federal parliamentary press gallery. Lenore is now editor-in-chief of `Guardian Australia’. Paul is an essayist, playwright, journalist and novelist whose work has been shortlisted in major Australian literary awards. He’s the author of seven books – including `Canberra’, an acclaimed literary meditation on the city he came to love after moving there in 1994.”

    Imagine the smug, mentally incestuous, cosseted, inward-looking bourgeoise/progressive attitudes and behaviours that these walls must have witnessed. Paul Daley is particularly condescending inner city bourgie. As an ‘expert’ on Canberra, he once wrote an eulogy for the late smackie who used to clean windscreens at the corner of Northbourne and Anthill, in Dickson, claiming that if you don’t know him – the smackie – you haven’t lived in Canberra. I remember thinking at the time that this guy certainly doesn’t live in Tuggeranong. I was right, he’s probably never even been there.

    Externally, the house has no architectural or aesthetic merit. It will almost certainly be bulldozed for units.

  86. C.L.

    A nonbinding resolution. LOL.
    The House passed one in 2009 recognising March 14 as National Pi Day.

  87. 8th Dan

    Oh dear. Another rake.

    Ah! That brief sharp sting followed by a diffuse warm glow between the eyebrows, the ringing in the ears, the constellations of stars swimming before the eyes, the vivid red rivulets coursing from the nostrils you only discover when the salty metallic taste enters your mouth – and the whole world suddenly feels familiar again.

    Ah. Yes. Poor Snoopy. Bet that really hurts

    Blood Bin? Or HIA?

  88. bespoke

    But that’s how the GOP think foreign policy works: quid pro quo.

    But those ‘Democrat’ Senators…….nothing to see move along(MSM)

  89. Snoopy

    PKK is commies.
    Monty is sad.

  90. Snoopy

    Paul is an essayist, playwright, journalist and novelist whose work has been shortlisted in major Australian literary awards.

    Unemployed house husband.

  91. Knuckle Dragger

    Soooooooo……….

    The 37th level elf dragon and fantasy footy enthusiast and 8th Sock are saying that the House – which has zero influence in actual elections, btw – has approximately the same global impact on world affairs as the UN?

    And they appear to be pleased about this?

    Strange indeed, for a couple of globalist window-lickers.

  92. Mother Lode

    The only use Australian literary awards have is to write shopping lists on the reverse side.

  93. Rex Mango

    ‘Canberra’, an acclaimed literary meditation on the city he came to love after moving there in 1994.

    Must remember that title for Christmas time. Here’s couple of reviews from Goodreads, where it gets 4 stars:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16132342-canberra

    Jan 06, 2013 Nick Ryan rated it it was ok

    I was very disappointed by this book. This is the fist book review I have written in ages – I am THAT annoyed by it.

    I felt it really needed an editor – badly. I must wonder whether the author (an award winning writer no less) was rushed by the publisher to ‘get it out’. Some of the prose was quite tortured – the Ainslie story told in great length near the beginning and then included again in brief later as though the author ‘forgot’ that he done all this earlier – seems the later mat

    …more

    flag 1 like · Like · see review

    Ed

    Apr 02, 2013 Ed rated it liked it

    A fascinating potted history of Canberra. I’m not sure how much a non-Canberran would enjoy this book. It’s written in a clunky style where stories and anecdotes are often seemingly incoherently connected together with few chapter breaks. It kept me fascinated as a current resident of this town but I feel my resolve would have been tested if I didn’t have the connection to the place I do. Saying that, as a current Canberran, I enjoyed it and learnt much about personalities who have played important roles in the city’s history. (less)

    flag Like · see review

  94. Mother Lode

    I fink 8thDan is feewing a widdle weft out.

    Wants one of Monty’s wakes.

  95. Top Ender

    Careful DD!

    The Canberra home owned by ‘progressive’ journalists Lenore taylor and Paul Daley…

    We still own a house in Canberra*. Might even move back there some day.

    But dealing with a good percentage of the smug, retired public service, entitled mentality drones, does put one off.

    *Actually, ours is in Jerra, which is in NSW, so at least wouldn’t have to pay the outrageous rates the residents of the ACT have to, which pay for their stupid tram and all of the other crap they’ve wasted money on.

  96. John Constantine

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/opinion/facial-recognition-ban.html

    when the new york times calls Tyrants using biometric tracking of dissent too dangerous, you know these are troubling times.

    I have always loved big brother.

  97. struth

    Monty’s having an attack of TDS.
    God it comes on like epilepsy , doesn’t it.

    Such tribal hypocrites, so pathetic. The “in womb” baby killers all of a sudden care for life!
    They can’t wait to get in there and help you commit suicide, they legalised it, and yet , all of a sudden, for some strange reason, crocodile tears for Kurds.

    They won’t borders dropped on western countries but cry crocodile tears for everyone else’s borders they they want US TO DEFEND!!

    The hypocrisy and false compassion is staggering.
    No one’s falling for it monty, so put your hanky away.

    Trump was there to get rid of ISIS, not participate in Endless ME wars.
    He was there to get rid of terrorist groups that attack his country from getting a strong foothold and growing.

    So fuck off warmonger, your crocodile tears are a joke.

    And not only is TRUMP still president, looks like he’s going to shit it in, next election.

  98. C.L.

    Bottom line: Americans couldn’t give a single shit about the Syria situation.

  99. johanna

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3187351, posted on October 18, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    By the way (inner grumpy old sub talking), someone whose neck has been stretched was “hanged”, not “hung”

    From my far – off primary school days

    “Pictures are hung, young (Zulu Kilo) , human beings are hanged. Write this out two hundred times by tomorrow morning.”

    Not quite correct, Zulu.

    A man can indeed be ‘hung’ – and it is no bad thing. 🙂

  100. Atoms for Peace

    Talented teenager Greta is all over the creative carbon accounting scam. If she’s that good with the numbers, maybe we should point her towards the dodgy stats in the CAGW narrative.

  101. struth

    The Canberra home owned by ‘progressive’ journalists Lenore taylor and Paul Daley…

    Progressive journalist , a dishonest adjective for sure.
    A progressive journalist is what we used to call “activists”
    That’s what they are.
    I’ll give them “political commentators”, but journalists, they are not.
    The dishonest left, faking non partisanship.

  102. Rex Mango

    Note to self; Must commence work on Canberra, A Litery Mediation this weekend. Chapter 1, The Private Bin. Chapter 2, The Kingston Hotel. Chapter 3, The Phoenix. Chapter 4, Mooseheads. Chapter 5, The Paragon. Almost writing itself.

  103. Knuckle Dragger

    Must also commence work on Canberra – A Literary Meditation.

    Chapter 1. Fyshwick.
    Chapter 2. Federal Golf Course.
    Chapter 3. Fyshwick.
    Epilogue.

    Buy house.

  104. dover_beach

    Bottom line: Americans couldn’t give a single shit about the Syria situation.

    Indeed. I read the House vote wrongly as indicating where the felt the voters were but obviously the House vote is playing to the cameras and nothing more. It will, however, turn off lots of voters.

  105. Rex Mango

    Chapter 6, Canberra’s Unique Nightlife of the early 90’s aka World Capital of Glass Throwing

  106. Top Ender

    Hey RM, I was on the staff at ADFA for a little bit – Mooseheads was almost perpetually out of bounds.

    I trust you were not one of the locals either duffing up the lads, or entrapping cadets into marriage?

  107. EvilElvis

    this is outrageous amount of money… I have 6 degrees and work in a uni and get no where near this amount and work more hours

    So ‘educated’ but not smart then, Ian?

  108. Rex Mango

    Chapter 7, The Aerodynamics of the Short Spirits Glass and it’s Popularity as a Thrown Object in the National Capital

  109. areff

    Imagine the smug, mentally incestuous, cosseted, inward-looking bourgeoise/progressive attitudes and behaviours…

    … that can produce a real estate ad replete with details of the vendors’ illustrious careeers.

    coming soon:

    “The third bathroom holds a special place in Lenore’s heart. It was there, while perfecting her innovative front-to-back-with-wiggle Sorbent style that she looked down and noticed the bathroom rug seemed somehow shaggier than normal.

    That watershed instant, a moment the Walkley judges would liken to Newton and his apple, spawned a number of prize-winning columns on the everyday signs of climate change …”

  110. John Constantine

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/fears-military-build-up-china-secretly-leases-entire-island/

    government of the Solomon Islands has reached a secretive deal with a Chinese company with close ties to the Communist party that grants it exclusive rights to develop Tulagi, once the seat of British colonial rule in the Pacific archipelago.

    The confidential arrangement has alarmed residents and raised fears that Beijing could be planning to use the tiny territory for future military rather than just commercial purposes.

    Tulagi, which has a protected deepwater harbour, has long been viewed as a strategic outpost. Japan occupied the island during the Second World War in 1942 before it was seized by the US marines in a fierce battle.

    China extended its reach last month after it persuaded the Solomon Islands and the Pacific nation of Kiribati

    Comrade Maaaaates

  111. Rex Mango

    TE, my memories of Mooseheads are vague, but do rember at the Private Bin you could evade security via the backdoor, where there was also an ice making machine and you would be well advised to order your drinks sans ice, due the walk from Mooseheads being a long one.

  112. struth

    I have news for everybody,” Mulvaney said. “Get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy … that’s going to happen. Elections have consequences.”

    Yeah, that is the truth that he had to pretend to walk back. But that’s how the GOP think foreign policy works: quid pro quo.

    When a republican gets elected, the election was illegal.
    When the republicans make policy and get it passed that the left disagrees with, that’s anti- democratic, and the democratic institutions are being smashed!

    When a President fights back against the insane, lying vicious attacks from the left, for daring to go against them, he’s menatally ill.

    And the world is finished in twelve years………………………….

    Talk about dumb down spoilt brats chucking Tanties.

    Biden BRAGS about being corrupt and the left’s heads explode when Trump wants to know if he is a crook or not!!!
    They’ve gone and shit their too too’s in the middle of the ballet.
    And look what they ‘ve done to children.

    Beware Monty, you are yesterdays child, and yesterday’s people.
    You pushed too far, because you can’t handle the fight you got, and Trump’s waking the sleeping west up, and you lot are asking for it.
    What were yyou thinking with Greta?
    Pure panic and anger………………because you are losing , you are exposing yourselves.
    You lefties should never let the full retard be seen.
    “progressive Journalists” have dropped their guard and exposing their innerminda.

    Or to put it simply.
    Because Trump got you fuming you showed the world what you really are.
    You’re fucked.

    You are the enemies of the west, and of freedom, and you will be pulled down from the carriages of hate and corruption.

  113. MatrixTransform

    is the POTUS the Commander -in-Chief of the US Armed Forces?

    mUnty?
    Ninja Dan?

  114. Trump’s waking the sleeping west up

    His core demographic should be having a nanna nap right now.

  115. P

    Trump wants us to impeach him!
    So we have concocted numerous fake allegations and colluded with the media to fake an impeachment and dismiss holding a vote.”

  116. John Constanie:
    Thanks for the reply about high pressure baling.
    Quite an interesting article.

  117. MatrixTransform

    His core demographic should be having a nanna nap right now.

    even unconscious they’d make more sense than your touretting gibber

  118. dover_beach

    His core demographic should be having a nanna nap right now.

    monty is actually a baby in your typical Get Up crowd.

  119. 132andBush

    His core demographic should be having a nanna nap right now.

    No, dickhead.

    His core demographic is busy working their arses off to get ahead in the world.

  120. MatrixTransform

    Who was it the other day that pointed out the similarities between posters like mUnty, Numptoid, 8th Sock, Delcon, youWontBelieveItsNotPeter … etc ?

    Its almost like they preach from the same scripture.

    So similar … uncannily so.

    they’re like walking talking headlines.

    and not an original idea between them

  121. 132andBush

    Speaking of bale density.
    My wheaten hay is averaging 660kg/bale.
    Was a good call to cut it early.

  122. Steve trickler

    Heller, is running amok!



    😎

  123. 132andBush

    Imagine how many donuts could be pressed into an 8x4x3 bale?

  124. Mother Lode

    His core demographic should be having a nanna nap right now.

    His core demographic have jobs, numb-nut.

    The key Democrat demographics – public servants, felons, gang members, drug addicts, the sexually bewildered, the welfare dependent – none of these have much of a reputation for occupational diligence.

    Or warm blood.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    His core demographic should be having a nanna nap right now.

    Ah so.

    The Rise of Young Black Conservatives

    This will have the Dems wetting their adult diapers.

  126. P

    Paul blocks Senate vote on House-passed Syria resolution

    Schumer added on Thursday that he will try again to pass the resolution and argued that Paul’s decision could risk American lives.

  127. dover_beach

    The level of disdain there is among undergraduates regarding our alleged past is truly quite frightening and there is not a whiff of caution in their moralism either. Quite a turn around in the last decade or so. We have inculcated through our school system a level of rancour that cannot end well.

  128. zyconoclast

    The Rise of Young Black Conservatives

    This will have the Dems wetting their adult diapers.

    Fake news.

  129. Johno

    Matrix that would be me. They all have the same condescending,smug, holier than thou, smarter than everyone smart arsery. They all believe that if they just keep talking that they have won. And it does not matter how many times they are bested, every day is a new opportunity to show off their superior intellect.

    Just ignore the handle at the top of the post and you would be hard pressed to know who did indeed post.

  130. P
    #3187446, posted on October 18, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Paul blocks Senate vote on House-passed Syria resolution

    Schumer added on Thursday that he will try again to pass the resolution and argued that Paul’s decision could risk American lives.

    Okay, doesn’t Schumer’s resolution condemn Trump?

    Sure. Paul risks American lives if Trump didn’t defeat ISIS and we want endless wars.

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    This will have the Dems wetting their adult diapers.

    Fake news.

    No. 2’s you reckon…?

  132. DrBeauGan

    The Çat is a great news aggregator, but it has m0nty and numbers.

    I think of them as like those annoying ads you get in free apps, a small price you pay for something valuable, in this case news and entertainment.

  133. areff:

    “The third bathroom holds a special place in Lenore’s heart. It was there, while perfecting her innovative front-to-back-with-wiggle Sorbent style that she looked down and noticed the bathroom rug seemed somehow shaggier than normal.
    That watershed instant, a moment the Walkley judges would liken to Newton and his apple, spawned a number of prize-winning columns on the everyday signs of climate change …”

    Now, that was funny.

  134. Slim Cognito

    Imagine the smug, mentally incestuous, cosseted, inward-looking bourgeoise/progressive attitudes and behaviours…

    You will never get that smell out. Worse than a methlab.

  135. John Constantine:

    Tulagi, which has a protected deepwater harbour, has long been viewed as a strategic outpost. Japan occupied the island during the Second World War in 1942 before it was seized by the US marines in a fierce battle.
    China extended its reach last month after it persuaded the Solomon Islands and the Pacific nation of Kiribati

    It looks like China is settling itself along the trade routes between the US and Australia.
    So perhaps the mission is to isolate us from reinforcement?

  136. Bruce of Newcastle

    It looks like China is settling itself along the trade routes between the US and Australia.
    So perhaps the mission is to isolate us from reinforcement?

    It’s a shame we don’t have ‘a rifle behind every blade of grass’ like the US isn’t it?

  137. 132andBush.

    Imagine how many donuts could be pressed into an 8x4x3 bale?

    Oh, trust you to think of that.

  138. egg_

    Imagine the smug, mentally incestuous, cosseted, inward-looking bourgeoise/progressive attitudes and behaviours…

    See the Orcas swim in the inground pool!

  139. Bruce of Newk:

    It’s a shame we don’t have ‘a rifle behind every blade of grass’ like the US isn’t it?

    With this bloody drought, we probably do. You’re assuming we have a lot more grass than we do.

  140. egg_

    Teh sinking Solomons are taking the filthy carbin palooders’ money?

    Da ironing!

  141. egg_

    Who was it the other day that pointed out the similarities between posters like mUnty, Numptoid, 8th Sock, Delcon, youWontBelieveItsNotPeter … etc ?

    Its almost like they preach from the same scripture.

    Uncle George’s daily talking points?

  142. MatrixTransform

    Soron’s Orcs

  143. egg_

    Teh Guardian’s climate catastrophe pledge:

    We will report on how environmental collapse is already affecting people around the world, including during natural disasters and extreme weather events.

    When they arrest alleged ‘environmental collapse’, all will be well?
    Doom sells.

  144. egg_

    Imagine how many donuts could be pressed into an 8x4x3 bale?

    Freeze dried Krispy Kremes?

  145. bespoke

    calli
    #3187433, posted on October 18, 2019 at 4:24 pm
    Did someone mention Nanna Naps?

    “Sex Workers Strike for the climate”

    demographic?

  146. calli

    I liked that one. She had her knees together.

  147. DrBeauGan

    . I liked that one. She had her knees together.

    That’s because she was on strike.

  148. Rockdoctor

    Interesting on the Sol Island and the clulessness of the modern generation on Chinese history that I am sure drives some of the mindset we are seeing from Beijing. Basic stuff I still remember from High School. Was talking with some millennials recently & they didn’t have a clue about the Opium Wars, Boxer Rebellion, Qing Dynasty (bar porcelain) or who Sun Yat Sen or Chaing Kai Shek was. Throw in the attempt in WWII to cut off Australia from the US by the invasion of Guadalcanal & establishment of what became Henderson Airfield by the Japanese which is what the Chinese are achieving without even firing a shot.

    I can however find out about all sorts of niche issues especially indigenous & gender related when it come to History though. Those who ignore History are doomed to repeat it’s mistakes, regrettably we are in a worse state than pre WWII with an endless progression of Defence Ministers like Smith, Payne, Pyne & now Reynolds along with questionable procurement programs designed to shore up seats not combat effectiveness. Also a Political class that is so beholden to Beijing for Aldi bags full of cash or lucrative sinecures that it looks the other way. Strap in going to be an interesting couple of decades….

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    We will report on how environmental collapse is already affecting people around the world

    I went to the front door just now to look at this environmental collapse thingie and all I saw was a magpie on my doormat. Then a kooka who tried to steal the meat I gave to the magpie. Maybe the Grauniad means fighting between magpies and kookaburras. Otherwise everything looked just like a beautiful day, and no collapses were anywhere in sight.

  150. Delcon

    MatrixTransform
    #3187472, posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm
    Soron’s Orcs

    After announcing that I must be a troll/Leftist stooge for opposing Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria (or, as I like to refer to it, Trump being Erdogan’s bitch), I am now apparently on Soros’ secret pay and also a sock-puppet of Monty and Numbers.
    Luckily for the Republicans who voted in Congress to condemn their own president Trump (about one year before the presidential election!) for the very same thing in a staggering 2 to 1 majority, while nobody knows for a fact whether they are not secretly on Soros’ secret pay as Leftist stooges, at least they cannot all be accused for being one and the same as Monty and Numbers.
    And I liked being condemned for “not having any original idea”, by people who will reflexively pile up on anyone going against their lockstep groupthink of religious worship of Trump.
    You guys are not pathetic at all.

  151. calli

    Ya think?

    I could be very rude, but this is a family blog. And they would disapprove.

  152. calli

    Delcon, stop worrying. I’ve been called worse. Much, much worse. You, for instance, called me a moron.

    Here. Have a card.

  153. Delcon

    Infidel Tiger
    #3187284, posted on October 18, 2019 at 1:16 pm
    🇺🇸 Trump Ally 🇺🇸

    @Trump_Ally
    4h4 hours ago
    More
    French reporter: “You have very low unemployment rate in the US and we have very high unemployment rate in France. How come? What the recipe for?”

    Trump: “Well maybe we have a better President than you do” 😂
    #DonaldTrump #DallasTrumpRally #DallasRally #France #unemployment

    https://twitter.com/Trump_Ally/status/1184960320269242368

    We will never see his like again.

    Certainly many Kurds won’t.

  154. Infidel Tiger

    Stop obsessing Neocon. It’s unseemly and rather beta.

  155. Bruce of Newcastle

    More on Grauniad’s collapsingness.

    The Guardian goes Orwell on climate (17 Oct)

    The U.K. Guardian newspaper has for months been working to change the words we use to discuss climate and environmental issues. They just published their glossary.

    Guardian Editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner, said: We want to ensure that we are being scientifically precise, while also communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue. These are the guidelines provided to our journalists and editors to be used in the production of all environment coverage across the Guardian’s website and paper:

    1.) “climate emergency” or “climate crisis” to be used instead of “climate change”
    2.) “climate science denier” or “climate denier” to be used instead of “climate sceptic”
    3.) Use “global heating” not “global warming”
    4.) “greenhouse gas emissions” is preferred to “carbon emissions” or “carbon dioxide emissions”
    5.) Use “wildlife”, not “biodiversity”
    6.) Use “fish populations” instead of “fish stocks”

    They have a thesaurus and they’ve turned it up to eleventy!

  156. max

    dover_beach
    #3187447, posted on October 18, 2019 at 4:39 pm
    The level of disdain there is among undergraduates regarding our alleged past is truly quite frightening

    Daughter works at kindies and child care centres, and visits quite a few as she does her rounds.

    At one she was at recently the kids – toddlers, infants – had been thoroughly put through their paces on indigenous culture and practices and were moving on to Diwali. All of it made to sound wonderful.

    Christmas,however, is a different matter. Kids asked ‘Who is the baby ?’ They had never heard of Jesus. Christmas is all about Santa. If you venture outside the boundaries and introduce the Christian story hackles rise, disparaging objections are voiced, and you are viewed as a racist. Seriously.

    It’s always the white people who trot this out, too.

    Ironically, the most enthusiastic Christians on the planet are Africans.

  157. egg_

    “Sex Workers Strike for the climate”

    No fanny farts?

  158. Delcon

    calli
    #3187493, posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    Delcon, stop worrying. I’ve been called worse. Much, much worse. You, for instance, called me a moron

    I called a lot of posters on this blog names in the past few days.
    I remember calling Oh come on, Frank Walker, jupes, Knucklehead and a few others who piled up on me over my criticism of Trump some nasty names.
    Not sure I remember calling you names, though.
    Could you refresh my memory, please?

  159. egg_

    Soron’s Orcs

    Just a general comment, not to be taken personally.
    Wait till you’ve been accused of fisting Dot.

  160. Delcon

    Infidel Tiger
    #3187495, posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    Stop obsessing Neocon. It’s unseemly and rather beta.

    I was kinda moving on when I spotted MatrixOfStupidity mentioning me in relation to that debate a bit upthread. I’m just a bit worried that he/she/xe will decide to start charging me rent for living in his/her/xer pathetic silly head.

  161. egg_

    Does environmental collapse include:
    – bird and bat mincing wind farms
    – bird smoking solar collectors
    et al?

  162. Arky

    Josef Montgomery 1941: “The germans won’t attack, I have a treaty with them”.
    Monty Stalin 2019: “The Turks won’t attack the USA, leave the troops there as a tripwire”.
    Adolf Montgomery 1942: ” The will to hold out must be brought home to every unit!”.
    Monty Hitler 2019: “No retreat”!

  163. Atoms for Peace

    Bruce. Can’t wait for Orwellian Global heating to meet upcoming frigid northern winters.

  164. MatrixTransform

    You guys are not pathetic at all.

    How cute … another doll the makes a waa noise when you pull its string.

    The Cat has a collection

  165. calli

    I ventured an opinion (or was it just a suspicion) that money, lots and lots of lovely money, might be at the root of the persecution of Cardinal Pell.

    Catholics here on the blog expressed their views, mostly negative. As I’m a Proddie, I bowed to their superior knowledge.

  166. Arky

    Luckily for the Republicans who voted in Congress to condemn their own president Trump

    ..
    It’s pronounced Reprobates.

  167. Atoms for Peace

    The most predictable thing about MENA is that if Israel vanished and the USA pulled back, they would be still be stuck in a recursive Punch and Judy loop.

  168. MatrixTransform

    MatrixOfStupidity

    LOL … not bad … best one so far

  169. notafan

    What money?

    Vatican bank?

    Red herring.

    Anyone who knows the history of Cardinal Pell, first as rector of the seminary, next as Archbishop of Melbourne would see that the obvious is obvious.

    Started decades before Cardinal Pell went to Rome.

    And that’s nothing to do with denominations.

  170. jupes

    Certainly many Kurds won’t.

    Why does anyone give a shit about the Kurds?

  171. egg_

    1.) “climate emergency” or “climate crisis” to be used instead of “climate change”

    Oh I see – climate disruption is now climate emergency!!11!

    Must keep up with the times.

    If our kids all turn out to be alcohol atrophied like Their Greta, then we’ll be in trouble.

  172. calli

    Sheesh, nota. Delcon asked me a question. I answered him.

    I accepted your view back then and I do now.

  173. Arky

    I name this Questions and Answers Night with Calli.

  174. calli

    I don’t like horse racing either.

    There. That’ll attract some flak.

  175. Arky

    Tonight is the night to get to know your and mine second favourite cat contributor a little better.
    Calli, what is your favourite colour?

  176. MatrixTransform

    Why does anyone give a shit about the Kurds?

    Welcome to the matrix of stupidity

  177. Arky

    Holden or Ford?
    Beatles or Stones?
    Wine spritzer or beers?

  178. calli

    Ask me questions you may.

    Answer them, I may not.

  179. P

    Ya think?

    I could be very rude, but this is a family blog. And they would disapprove.

    Calli, I worked in a bank for over five years and in the 50’s the complement for the branches was far more male than female. I worked at four branches and ended up in the NSW Divisional Office. When you are working mostly with men and boys you hear most every saying going at that time.
    I remember well ‘Gin = ILO’.

  180. MatrixTransform

    Holden or Ford?

    both good

    Beatles or Stones?

    both shit

    Wine spritzer or beers?

    beer

  181. Arky

    Levis or Wranglers?
    Coke or Pepsi?
    Sonny or Cher?

  182. Delcon

    jupes
    #3187514, posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:24 pm
    Certainly many Kurds won’t.

    Why does anyone give a shit about the Kurds?

    Maybe because they are human beings, you fucking lowlife scumbag piece of shit.

  183. Arky

    MatrixTransform
    #3187527, posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    ..
    You are not Calli.
    This is ask Calli night.
    Jeez. I thought it was self explanitory. Or however you spell it.

  184. notafan

    Okay Calli but I don’t see why who belongs to what faith matters.

    The time line is there

    Victoria sex abuse enquiry operated 2012/2013.

    Waller was hurling around accusations in 2014.

    C Pell only went to Rome in 2014.

    Operating tethering has been around since 2014.

    It’s also pretty clear via the Gobbo fiasco that vicpol are highly unlikely to be in bed with any local branch of the Mafia

  185. Arky

    Dogs or cats?
    Favourite movie?
    First car?

  186. max

    Viv Waller might agree, calli. She doesn’t work pro bono and those buckets of glittering Catholic cash weigh heavily on the scales of Victorian justice.

  187. Infidel Tiger

    Maybe because they are human beings, you fucking lowlife scumbag piece of shit.

    And yet you were all in for the Iraq war and every other Middle East debacle and now you want to kill 80,000,00 Turks instead. Probably want to invade Iran too.

    Stop lying. This blog will not tolerate it.

  188. notafan

    Correction

    Operation tethering commenced March 2013

  189. Well Delcon, why don’t you race on in to China and invade. 100 years or more occupation, surely!

    Plus you keep on glossing over:

    1. The PPK are terrorists, recognised by EU, US etc.
    2. Kurdish Iraq is stable.
    3. The Turks and Syrians have an agreement over the PPK.
    4. The Kurds and Assad might ally and there will be a regional bloc with external backing against Edogan.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Maybe because they are human beings, you fucking lowlife scumbag piece of shit.

    So are IZIZ and the Taliban.

  191. Arky

    It’s alright men, you can relax, Friday night is safe now. I have driven the only sheila off.

  192. Maybe because they are human beings, you fucking lowlife scumbag piece of shit.

    Aren’t we humans too? Or does respect and the right to life depend on (however laughably) claims the moral high ground first?

  193. Boambee John

    bathroom rug seemed somehow shaggier than normal.

    Phrasing!!

  194. Arky

    Sorry, sorry.
    Ok.
    It’s Ask Notafan a Question Night.

  195. Bruce of Newcastle

    Luckily for the Republicans who voted in Congress to condemn their own president Trump (about one year before the presidential election!)

    Those Republicans will be gently reminded that Trump’s approval rating amongst Republican voters is about 90%, possibly higher. Primaries are a thing. Lots of eager young Republicans will be prepared to challenge the elites with holiday homes in Martha’s Vineyard for their congressional seats. It would be really really sad if they lost their primaries.

    Excellent fun that Trump has managed to unite the Tea Party with the evangelical wing (helped by the Left’s increasing hatred of Christians) and the blue collar Dems, something that guys like Romney and McCain failed to do (although Sarah Palin helped the latter). The greasy GOP permanent bureaucracy will be quite apprehensive I think.

  196. MatrixTransform

    Maybe because they are human beings, you fucking lowlife scumbag piece of shit.

    see I told ya … Delcon’s not a bad person … you are.

  197. calli

    You don’t get rid of me that easily. I’m armour plated.

  198. Dave in Marybrook

    Young Marybrook kid doing Climate Change in term 4 year 4. Makes a change from Christmas, which usually takes up the entire curriculum.
    Principal has jetted to Portugal, with Seattle WA next.
    It’s gonna be lots of fun, planting an anti-Greta in the middle of the school. No book prizes though.

  199. Arky

    I’m armour plated.

    ..
    Do you hate Model A restorations and spread leprosy?

  200. And I liked being condemned for “not having any original idea”, by people who will reflexively pile up on anyone going against their lockstep groupthink of religious worship of Trump.

    “Yes, we’re all different!”

  201. jupes

    Maybe because they are human beings, you fucking lowlife scumbag piece of shit.

    Won’t anyone think of the communist terrorists! Oh the humanity!

  202. calli

    C’mon guys. This is a serious economics and politics blog.

    Plus pineapple pizza and scatter cushion appreciation society.

    Everything else is incidental.

  203. MatrixTransform

    Dogs or cats?

    Dogs

    Favourite movie?

    5th Element

    First car?

    1950;s Beetle floorpan with steering mounted on welded RHS.
    petrol Tank was a Pablo coffee jar held in place with a piece of string.
    I was 12yo and drove in circles around the paddock

  204. Arky

    MatrixTransform
    #3187553, posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    ..
    [takes glasses off, pinches bridge of nose]

    You really aren’t getting this.

  205. Arky

    “Yes, we’re all different!”

    ..
    You certainly bloody are.

  206. calli

    Where’s Gab? She’s better at this sort of thing.

    Plus she has sharper weapons.

  207. MatrixTransform

    You really aren’t getting this.

    welcome to the literal matrix

  208. max

    The Victorian Pride Centre, costing 44m dollars, is to be built at Fitzroy St., St Kilda for LGBTQI people.

    Personed with lots of mental health counsellors.

    Didn’t gay marriage fix all that ?

    It’s a ‘community centre.’

  209. Delcon

    jupes
    #3187551, posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Maybe because they are human beings, you fucking lowlife scumbag piece of shit.

    Won’t anyone think of the communist terrorists! Oh the humanity!

    Thanks, jupes, for shedding light on the thinking behind your original “Why does anyone give a shit about the Kurds?”
    I now rest my case.

  210. Nob

    max

    Ironically, the most enthusiastic Christians on the planet are Africans.

    Nigerians and Ghanaians, for sure.

    I was pointing this out to a friend and he started on with “not only did we fuck them with colonialism but we gave them this shit as well”.
    But in a dysfunctional shithole like Nigeria, the Christians are the ones trying to improve it and are also fighting an existential battle against Islamists. Ghana is better but faces the same issues.

  211. Nob

    max

    Ironically, the most enthusiastic Christians on the planet are Africans.

    Nigerians and Ghanaians, for sure.

    I was pointing this out to a friend and he started on with “not only did we fuck them with colonialism but we gave them this shit as well”.

    But in a dysfunctional shithole like Nigeria, the Christians are the ones trying to improve it and are also fighting an existential battle against Is-lam-ists. Ghana is better but faces the same issues.

  212. Infidel Tiger

    Why is racing getting the blame for the conditions at some shitty abattoir staffed by third world peasants and local psychopaths?

    Funny that the same people obsessed with abortion and euthanasia are deeply concerned about a horses last rites.

  213. Bruce of Newcastle

    “Yes, we’re all different!”

    You’re a very naughty boy M0nty.

  214. Arky

    I was pointing this out to a friend

    ..
    It’s pronounced “fuckwit”.

  215. MatrixTransform

    Delcon is in yr8. fact check: true

    Dear Delcon, please enumerate those whom it is permissible engage with in warfare.

    you principles are starting to get a bit muddy

    clearly, by your argument, the presence of lethal force is necessary.
    but what isn’t clear is against whom it is ok to apply this force.

    …I’ll wait

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why is racing getting the blame for the conditions at some shitty abattoir staffed by third world peasants and local psychopaths?

    For the same reason that the sheep industry got the blame for conditions on a shitty ship crewed by Third world peasants who viewed care for their cargo as nothing to do with them.

  217. RobK

    who viewed care for their cargo as nothing to do with them.
    And could make a bit of extra money with subversion.

  218. bundyrum

    Dunno why they bring up Turkey & NATO & the worry about the USA.
    Most of the euroweenies haven’t paid their share for NATO for years.
    It is supposed to be an organisation that believes an attack on one is an attack on all, I don’t remember any support from any NATO country when UK territory was attacked by Argentina, in fact
    AFAIK, more support came from Australia & NZ.
    Anyone know of NATO military support in that conflict?

  219. MatrixTransform

    Look fellas, we export sheep to both Turkey and Syria.

    I need to know who is prescribed and who is proscribed here …

    Delcon?

    …I’ll wait

  220. calli

    The Beloved has decided to watch Logan’s Run.

    I can’t imagine why. 🙂

  221. Rockdoctor

    Bundy some possible answers here… Outside North Atlantic & UK not invoking NATO clause feature…

    https://www.quora.com/How-come-NATO-didn-t-interfere-in-the-Falkland-war-against-Argentina

  222. jupes

    Delcon, seeing as you are so besotted by them, would you personally fight for the Kurds?

    What about sending Australian troops to fight and die for them?

  223. From the Epoch Times:
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/beijings-online-manipulation-and-interference-during-election_3101962.html
    If the Chinese are interfering in our elections, why shouldn’t we interfere in theirs?

    🙂

  224. EvilElvis

    Straight or bi-curious?

    Er, asking for a friend…

  225. Atoms for Peace

    Kurds ; baddies vs baddies. H/T Tony Abbott.

  226. Caveman

    Jenny Agutter in the skimpy green kaftan, in the nudie.

  227. Bruce of Newcastle

    Boris Johnson one step closer to pulling off Brexit

    Trouble is it ain’t really Brexit.

    Mr Farage added that the deal would mean the UK surrendering autonomy on making her own laws on employment regulations and the environment, as well as signing up the country to foreign policy and military policy commitments.

    I can’t verify those claims because the MSM is saying nothing about the specific terms of the agreement. That very silence suggests Farage is right on the money.

    Things like the EU enviroweenie mafia, the ECHR, and employment of Polish plumbers are exactly why voters voted for Brexit. Oh well, maybe the DUP will stand their ground.

    Farage Says New Deal Is ‘Just Not Brexit’ as DUP Says It Won’t Support It (17 Oct)

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