Open Forum: November 30, 2019

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  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    More than half the asylum-seekers and refugees in Papua New Guinea and Nauru have applied for transfer to Australia under controversial medivac laws

    So about half of the country shoppers remaining on Nauru and Manus have ailments that cannot be treated by the Australia-assisted-and-funded local medical services in those locations, which I believe include reasonable hospital care, but are so serious they need to come to Australia for treatment. Wow, they must be really ill.

  2. Top Ender

    Only in the NT Department. Not once but twice!

    THE SON of a prominent Darwin barrister, who was previously sentenced to seven years in prison for holding up a KFC, will be arrested after failing to turn up to court over drug driving charges on Thursday.

    Maximilian Tippett, the son of Jon Tippett QC, was charged after allegedly being found to be driving under the influence of a prohibited drug and ordered to appear in court on Thursday morning, but neither he nor a legal representative appeared.

    Justice Woodcock ordered a warrant for his arrest to be issued.

    Tippett was sentenced to seven years prison with a non-parole period of three-and-a-half years for holding up a Coconut Grove KFC with a knife alongside his accomplice Neil Adam Moseley in 2011.

    Moseley is the son of former NT Police superintendent Gary Moseley.. NT News

  3. Knuckle Dragger

    Paywalled, from the Hun:

    ‘A homeless trespasser died in hospital after a violent neighbourhood altercation in Dandenong North.
    Police were called to Gladstone Rd about 5am on Monday after a woman reported a man lurking suspiciously in her front yard.

    ‘The woman’s partner allegedly confronted the man shortly before a fight broke out between the pair. The melee spilled onto nearby Carlton Road about 80m away.

    ‘The 37-year-old loiterer suffered life-threatening injuries in the brawl and was raced to hospital where he died several hours later. The other man was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    ‘There is no indication charges will be laid in this particular case.’

    Another cut and dried murder. Wait till the antecedents and priors of the bloke that did the killing are produced in front of a jury.

    Oh wait.

  4. mh

    Another big rise in Aussie house prices.

    The RBA has only two more rate cuts to get those prices even higher.

  5. Juan

    Juan – If you don’t know the story of the lady of ill repute and the jar of perfume you should look it up.

    Well it comes down to what is the purpose of the “barfine” and what happened after it was paid, doesn’t it?

    Luke 7:37-50 is about forgiveness of sin; not a licence to indulge lustful desires for the bargain basement price of US$48!

    You know, Bruce, I always try to find common ground and we’re had some pretty good discussions in the past, so how about this: could we agree if a photo turns up showing George Christensen in a similar position to One Nation candidate for Leichhardt Ross Macdonald in this photo, it would be difficult for Christensen to be the LNP candidate for Dawson at the next election?

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Only in the NT Department. Not once but twice!

    Story I heard in Darwin, way back when, was that a prominent Darwin barrister had been engaged to defend a wayward youth from various charges.

    “I told him he’d have to wear a suit in Court. He did – with thongs.”

  7. 8th Dan

    The MSM are all over Big George Christensen for visiting strip clubs.
    They showed a remarkable lack of curiosity about the exploits of one Mr Craig Thompson (MP, retired).

    Fact check: -False. The MSM were all over the Craig Thompson story and the Gillard Labor Government’s protection of him. For example.

  8. Overburdened

    Hey Juan don’t involve me in your stuff.

  9. Zatara

    More than half the asylum-seekers and refugees in Papua New Guinea and Nauru have applied for transfer to Australia under controversial medivac laws

    Umm, I live in X country and am a victim of Industrial Disease. Can I come get some freebies?

  10. Helen

    Bruce I am glad your old boy is back. He’s just been visiting elsewhere – he might even have another Bruce a little way away?

  11. Tiny Dancer

    Juan. Many well educated and religous types love the titty bars. You sound like m0ron hyperventilating aboit the puroty of Gillard.

  12. 8th Dan

    April and George only got married 6 weeks ago. She’s not about to leave him anytime soon. Definitely not before she has permanent residence in Australia.

  13. Juan

    Hey Juan don’t involve me in your stuff.

    Bruce, I presume? Pleased to meet you. 😊

  14. Old Lefty

    Christensen is small beer, isn’t he? Surely a real investigative journalist would want to find out who the politicians, judges, lawyers, captains of industry, media types etc who used to frequent Castellos and Porkys in Sydney, as well as trawl at the Wall.

  15. Juan

    Re Christensen & Craig Thompson, is ole Craig still on the loose and if so has he paid all the money back?

    Not sure but Craig Thompson’s conviction was overturned on appeal; as was Peter Slipper’s; which only proves how weak are the laws which apply to our politicians.

    Worth noting there is zero interest from MPs in tighten these laws — wonder why?

    And for the record, nothing alleged against Christensen appears to be illegal; just ill-advised.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fact check: -False. The MSM were all over the Craig Thompson story and the Gillard Labor Government’s protection of him. For example.

    I agree with you Dan, Craig’s exploits were wonderful entertainment. Quite how he managed to remain the deciding vote for the Gillard Government for so long was interesting too. As was our other very entertaining friend Peter Slipper. Who liked visiting wineries and Oxford Street on the government tab, yet managed to remain in the august role of Speaker for ages, lest the Gillard Government lose the House. What fine and entertaining pair they were. I hope they repent before it’s too late.

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Well it comes down to what is the purpose of the “barfine” and what happened after it was paid, doesn’t it?’

    No. It does fucking not. For all you know Christensen could have saved her from a life she didn’t really want to lead. For all you know he’s running the biggest cock she’s ever seen and that’s what took her fancy.

    Why will this make it difficult to remain in his seat? Be precise, and remember that hundreds of thousands of Australian blokes have gone into strip clubs, and some of them have taken the chicks out of them after they’ve knocked off. Oh – that’s another thing. You actually don’t know if it’s a ‘barfine’ circumstance at all.

    Why, the cynic in me might suggest it might be that your issue is this particular bar was in another, Asian country.

  18. MatrixTransform

    I really do hate repeating myself

    omfg

  19. MatrixTransform

    The Catallaxy Committee for High Moral Standards is alive and well

    None…
    Juan…

    Segundo?

  20. Geriatric Mayfly

    More than half the asylum-seekers and refugees in Papua New Guinea and Nauru have applied for transfer to Australia under controversial medivac laws

    Wonder how many the Two Doctors on the telephone will reject and have knocked back already. I suspect we have shysters at work here.

  21. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/surf-legend-kelly-slater-suffers-embarrassing-oahu-wipe-out/news-story/69431e61d0944f149311c4aba6fff738

    It happens to everyone, and most people wouldn’t be able to stand up on the toothpick he’s riding in that shore break at any age let alone in their 40’s.

    After winning the heat out the back by the way.

    I’m a fair bit older than Kelly Slater, I was never one of the greats and had a surf today with a young Euro gal I’m guessing in her early 20’s in tiny lil waves. I took the mal out.

    Not intentionally. She just happened to be there.

    Anyway we got chatting and she expressed surprise that I was catching most of the waves and her party wasn’t.

    Nothing beats experience, and that comes with age.

    Now that the body is nearly rooted, I find this ironic.

  22. Juan

    I had twelve years of Mick education and not once do I remember Jesus said not to go in titty bars.

    So we can agree the bible doesn’t say to go or not to go into “titty bars”? 😊 My point was neither the Bible nor Christian morality should be cited in defence of or as justification for what Christensen might have got up to in Angeles City.

  23. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce I am glad your old boy is back.

    Helen – Thanks! The two butcherbird families fight like hyenas. No holds barred either. I fear each time that they will kill each other. Twice I’ve had hissing, spitting, feather-shedding balls of butcherbird land in front of me as the two males have come beak-to-beak and claw-to-claw. Literally at my feet. They broke up once they noticed a pair of giant hands about to pick them up.

    The grey butcherbird who sits on my hand is the son of this one. The son booted the father out of his territory. After that sadly I never saw him again. No filial regard in butcherbirddom.

  24. MatrixTransform

    for what Christensen might have got up to

    this is classic retard.
    raising spectres.

    pray tell, what might he have got up to?

  25. Candy

    Good of Tony Abbott to visit Cardinal Pell in prison today. Of course he is not in politics anymore but that takes quite some courage as a public figure. Very few people are capable of that.

  26. Overburdened

    KD

    I agree with you.

    He’s a bit like the greenies up in Nymboida.

    What people think or do in their spare time has nothing to do with their value in whatever job they do unless it affects their performance.

    The real question is whether the bloke is any good in Parliament for the good of the people.

    He can ogle at or root whoever he wants imo

  27. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce I am glad your old boy is back.

    Helen – Thanks! The two butcherbird families fight like hyenas. No holds barred either. I fear each time that they will kill each other. Twice I’ve had a hissing, spitting, feather-shedding ball of butcherbirds land in front of me as the two males have come beak-to-beak and claw-to-claw. Literally at my feet. They broke up once they noticed a pair of giant hands about to pick them up.

    The grey butcherbird who sits on my hand is the son of this one. The son booted the father out of his territory. After that sadly I never saw him again. No filial regard in butcherbirddom.

  28. Knuckle Dragger

    Your point, Juan, was no such thing.

    You spent 90 minutes inferring and insinuating, without actually saying anything (early days son, but I’ve got you pegged) that the man was a) not engaging in Christian practice yet claiming to be Christian, and b) that his actions make him unsuitable for public office.

    Stop dancing around your argument and make it. Or, alternatively, provide a rationale for your position rather than slooooowly wheeling around in circles like a dying chook.

  29. Juan

    for what Christensen might have got up to

    this is classic retard.
    raising spectres.

    pray tell, what might he have got up to?

    Well we don’t know if the claims are true, but if they were true this might provide an insight.

    As an aside, Pauline sure knows how to pick ’em!

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7

  31. MatrixTransform

    Well we don’t know if the claims are true

    8th Dick says, ‘Fact check: true”

  32. cohenite

    I’m a fair bit older than Kelly Slater, I was never one of the greats and had a surf today with a young Euro gal I’m guessing in her early 20’s in tiny lil waves. I took the mal out.

    Where’s this?

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    Juan.

    1. What is your specific problem with people going into strip clubs?

    2. Would this be different if a ‘traditional’ Australian girl was involved in an Australian club?

    3. Are those people unfit for public office, and if so, why?

    Stop faffing about and give a direct answer [please], or I for one will for compelled in the absence of anything else to take this at its lowest and therefore form the view that you believe Christensen’s slumming it in foreign pubs getting handjobs under the table and brought one back for free. Free, ‘cos Asian and everyone knows what they’re like.

    Right?

  34. Helen

    He looked a sweetie, Bruce, I hope he is happy somewhere else. I have one down the stock yards who as a chick not long from the nest sang duets with me for 30 minutes. I would whistle and he would fluff up, waggle his wings to fill his lungs and sing back. it went on til my lips ached and I had to give up. He still is there, though now he just lets me know by dropping a few notes from a tree. I call back, hello old mate. Lots of my animal acquaintances are called old mate.

    I think the dry has killed my lizards. Neither of them turned up this year. One, named Jack, a full on ninja lizard had a broken tail – both of them thought it great fun to run in and out of the race while we were working cattle, I forget the name of the first one it might have been Charlie, thinking on it, but we were always rescuing him and putting him out of the way and then back in again, to the fray!

  35. JC

    Where’s Hi Hi Wages/Trades Hall when you need him.

    This great result is sure to boost wages over the medium term.

    The weakest productivity numbers in at least 25 years have unsettled the outlook for an economic recovery, a pick-up in wage growth and a string of budget surpluses predicted by the Morrison government and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

    Former Productivity Commission chairman Gary Banks said that while he was cautious about the poor productivity reading, it “caps off what has been consistently weak productivity performance” in Australia and the serious need for structural reform to lift economic output.

    The lowest productivity for more than 20 years will cause some headaches for Josh Frydenberg. Alex Ellinghausen

    “Trying to stimulate demand through monetary and fiscal measures won’t cut it, I’m afraid, and these pose risks of their own,” Mr Banks said. “The causes of [economic weakness] require regulatory and other reforms to enhance the supply side of the economy.”

    Official figures showed that labour productivity fell 0.2 per cent in fiscal 2019, or even more, down 0.8 per cent when adjusted for the quality of work performed. It is the first negative recording since the data series began in 1994. Multifactor productivity, which includes labour and capital, also declined, down 0.4 per cent in fiscal 2019, the first fall since 2011.

    There’s actually negative investment going on. People want out of this place.

  36. Helen

    Let George and his wife have their happiness. Leave them be.

  37. cohenite

    Vagina worth more than dick:

    The Price of Sex
    Jerry Barnett, Quillette November 14, 2019

    Working as a photographer for a charity a few years back, I was travelling through Malawi and stopped overnight in a mining town. It was a Wednesday, and I headed out to a bar. Other than a woman serving, everyone else there was male. Some were playing pool. Some were drinking, but most were doing neither. I asked the bargirl why there were no women in the place. With a look that suggested I was being dim, she explained: “The men get paid on Friday.”
    On the surface, in a mining town, the gender pay gap is huge, with the vast majority of money officially going to men. And yet, by Saturday morning, much of the cash has been transferred to bar owners, prostitutes, girlfriends, and wives. A privileged observer might suggest that women in such a town ought to be liberated to earn their own money. But the point is that they already are. While most fair-minded people would no doubt agree that women should be free to take mining jobs if they choose, it’s unlikely that many women want such gruelling, dangerous, and unhealthy work when being a bar prostitute, a girlfriend, or a wife to a miner is available as an alternative.
    The total value of the sex trade could be said to be the value of the net transfer of wealth from men to women. How can we begin to value an industry this big, ancient, and diverse, especially when much of it—probably most of it—is undocumented and untaxed?
    During another African trip—this time to Bamako in Mali—I asked a young man whether he had a girlfriend. He explained “Non… pas moto, pas copine.” He had no moped, and so, no of course he didn’t have a girlfriend. He told me that the girls back home in his village were friendly and open, but the big-city Bamako girls had higher expectations. So, naturally, buying a moped became a priority for any aspiring young Malian. I had noticed that Bamako’s streets were filled with mopeds, mostly driven by men, but often with women riding pillion. For a man there, a moped means sex as well as transport. These anecdotes point towards the difficulty involved in calculating the extent of the sex trade. Some percentage of Bamako’s moped sales represent a hidden transfer of wealth from men to women: men buy mopeds, and women get free transport. What is this transfer of value worth?…

  38. Juan

    You spent 90 minutes inferring and insinuating, without actually saying anything (early days son, but I’ve got you pegged) that the man was a) not engaging in Christian practice yet claiming to be Christian, and b) that his actions make him unsuitable for public office.

    Please point me to where I said such a thing?

    In fact, I’ve made a point of being objective and non-partisan — noting the claims are unproven, and only in the event of compromising photos appearing would he be in trouble.

    Bruce, if I recall correctly, raised Christensen’s faith, and his wife-to-be’s, in his defence. Once raised, I responded and only then out of necessity I pointed out no reading of the Bible or any version of Christian morality could be used to justify paying to take a bargirl home.

  39. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If you really want to stop the bushfires, lady, call for a phase out of native forests!

    Australia could easily dominate world olive production, simply by replacing worthless bushfire prone scrubland with nice plantation trees. Olive trees can burn but they are reluctant to do so, and won’t give you the lethal fires we get today. They are drought tolerant, even if you give them nothing at all they will at least survive although you won’t get much of a crop. They can also withstand occasional floods.

    A great idea. Seconded here.

    The two olive trees planted on a slope hidden away and forgotten about in our lower garden are now going gangbusters, competing with the fruiting fig we planted between them. All three trees are thriving on drought and neglect. None of these trees grows too tall, they look pretty, they fruit and they don’t burn. Ideal trees for Australia.

  40. MatrixTransform

    — noting the claims are unproven, and only in the event of compromising photos appearing would he be in trouble.

    you didn’t mention grace either

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Please point me to where I said such a thing?’

    You didn’t actually say anything. Like I said. Infer and insinuate. Speaking of which:

    ‘only in the event of compromising photos appearing would he be in trouble.’

    Why?

  42. MatrixTransform

    The two olive trees planted on a slope hidden away and forgotten about in our lower garden are now going gangbusters,

    wasting them is a criminal offense
    what are you gonna do with the olives?

  43. Juan

    1. What is your specific problem with people going into strip clubs?

    2. Would this be different if a ‘traditional’ Australian girl was involved in an Australian club?

    3. Are those people unfit for public office, and if so, why?

    Stop faffing about and give a direct answer [please], or I for one will for compelled in the absence of anything else to take this at its lowest and therefore form the view that you believe Christensen’s slumming it in foreign pubs getting handjobs under the table and brought one back for free. Free, ‘cos Asian and everyone knows what they’re like.

    Right?

    Happy to answer these questions but if you’re going to be like that I trust you’ll withdrawn this claim in the absence of being able to justify it: “You spent 90 minutes inferring and insinuating, without actually saying anything (early days son, but I’ve got you pegged) that the man was a) not engaging in Christian practice yet claiming to be Christian, and b) that his actions make him unsuitable for public office.”

  44. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    The Catallaxy Committee for High Moral Standards is alive and well

    Sad but true, Knuckles.
    Cassie was around earlier, so remember, don’t mention pubic hair.

  45. Old Lefty

    Does anyone know how news of Abbott’s prison visit to Pell got out? Either it came from one of them – which seems unlikely – or we have yet another leak from the politically prostituted Victorian ‘justice’ system.

  46. MatrixTransform

    in the absence of being able to justify it

    what a fucking moron

    the Idiot Trinity … Numpty, 8th Gibber and Juan

    We are soooo…like …. blessed

  47. Juan

    ‘Please point me to where I said such a thing?’

    You didn’t actually say anything. Like I said. Infer and insinuate.

    Well then point me to where I inferred or insinuated it — because I didn’t — and if you can’t point to where I did, honour would suggest you should withdraw that claim.

    Speaking of which:

    ‘only in the event of compromising photos appearing would he be in trouble.’

    Why?

    Because we live in the age of the 24 hour media cycle and the media, all of it, would jump on photographic evidence disproving Christensen’s denials. Remember, it’s always the cover up. And honestly, Morrison wouldn’t need something like this.

  48. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Candy
    #3250286, posted on December 2, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Admit it Candy. You’re a blonde, aren’t you.

  49. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Cassie was around earlier, so remember, don’t mention pubic hair.

    Slainte, PFKAMV. I’ve a large Tallisker and your book on “dolebludging.”

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Does anyone know how news of Abbott’s prison visit to Pell got out?

    A T.V. crew on the steps of the tronk, and Derryn Hinch getting all pious.

  51. MatrixTransform

    I’ve a large Tallisker

    Spey River double wood

  52. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Evening Zulu.

    Enjoy your Scotch.
    Personally I’m enjoying another Shiraz – Yalumba Chateau Cardboard, October vintage I think.

  53. Rex Mango

    What are the odds of Howard being next ex PM to visit Pell? I reckon pretty short.

  54. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Well then point me to where’

    Ohhhhh ho ho ho no no no no yeah nah. I’m not reposting all your previous posts tonight relating to your odious judgment on Filipino barmaids*. Another flog does that as well, and I’m here to tell you it’s a waste of pixels.

    You know exactly what I’m talking about. And don’t tell me about honour, son.

    You have no actual points of view. You still haven’t mentioned why anything the punter does when he’s not on the clock is your business.

    Lightweight.

    *No, and no.

  55. Zatara

    Spey River double wood

    Conecuh Ridge Moonshine. What an Islay tastes like when it isn’t made on a barren island.

  56. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Does anyone know how news of Abbott’s prison visit to Pell got out?

    My money is on Abbott leaking his intended visit himself.

  57. Steve trickler

    Afghanistan. Let’s have a look.

    No doubt it will be vastly superior to anything OurABC /SBS /7 /9 /10 etc, puts out.

    Just a hunch.



  58. 8th Dan

    We are soooo…like …. blessed

    Yeees … but not if we have Mosaic Trisomy 16 … hey.

  59. Rex Mango

    For history buffs, Vikings starting on SBS.

  60. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I think so Elle, although these days it’s hard for me to tell sometimes.
    Damn Oldtimers – gets us all in the end.

  61. Rex Mango

    Hey 8th Dan, what about your thoughts on Dark Emu?

  62. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay. Curiosity got the better of me.

    Juan – go back and have a look at zyco’s link. In keeping with your crusade tonight, you started with some assumptions, put some more assumptions on top and then started swirling down the drain.

    ‘Because we live in the age of the 24 hour media cycle and the media, all of it, would jump on photographic evidence disproving Christensen’s denials.’

    The article – from the SMH, of all people – says that Christensen WAS a regular at Ponytails. WAS.

    And Christensen himself hasn’t denied anything at all. Anything. I’d vote for him on that basis alone.

    The End.

  63. mh

    Ezra Levant 🍁
    ‏@ezralevant

    China spies on social media conversations. Then they bring dissidents in for a real-life chat. I’d say we’re AT LEAST five years away from that over here, so no worries.

    https://twitter.com/ezralevant/status/1201174299639533577

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    Too funny, Rex.

  65. Top Ender

    Started watching Succession on Foxtel – someone here recommended it – thanks, excellent.

  66. MatrixTransform

    Yeees … but not if we have Mosaic Trisomy 16 … hey.

    well that’s pretty odd … but definitely not stalking right?

    ya fucking weirdo

  67. Rex Mango

    Ellie, you want dancing Tom Jones is the go, even the dance floor later got used in Saturday Night Fever:

  68. Old School Conservative

    The former senator Derryn Hinch said on Twitter that Abbott’s visit to the prison on Monday was a “disgrace and a cruel insult to his victims”

    How people ever voted Hinch into the Senate has me beaten.
    He is a vicious man.

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Confession time – I was a man, trapped in a woman’s body.

    Then my mother gave birth to me..

  70. Ellie

    Rex, sorry for this, but I am that way inclined.
    https://youtu.be/VFrpM_uVkRU

  71. Leigh Lowe

    Maximilian Tippett, the son of Jon Tippett QC,was charged after allegedly being found to be driving under the influence of a prohibited drug and ordered to appear in court on Thursday morning, but neither he nor a legal representative appeared.

    Mr Tippett was later charged on one count of being in possession of a ridiculous given name for a crook.

  72. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Thanks for the clip, Elle.
    Reminiscent of Marilyn’s favourite fantasy.

    I’ve still got the top hat and tails, plus a full length black cape lined inside with red satin.
    I’m quite sure Marilyn’s ballet boots and shackles will eventually turn up.
    We caused quite a stir in several restaurants up and down the Sunshine Coast, back in the day.

  73. WTF is a ‘barfine’? I think I can work out what an ‘early work release’ is. (Taking the girl away from her work for some horizontal polka dancing, perhaps?

  74. Rex Mango

    Ellie, here is Jimmy Cagney showing you how to dance down stairs:

  75. Leigh Lowe

    How people ever voted Hinch into the Senate has me beaten.
    He is a vicious man.

    He wangled his way in on a platform of “longer sentences”.
    People thought he meant murderers might get 30 years minimum.
    What “longer sentences” really meant was that Derryn would spout 150 words of gibberish with no punctuation marks.
    They then voted him out.
    Which made him very shitty.
    And Sky gave him his old back.
    Dickheads.
    It is an immediate “off” for me.

  76. Top Ender

    Hmmm….no mention of the Dark Emu doco here...what’s going on? This is the mob who are talked about…

  77. Knuckle Dragger:

    I had twelve years of Mick education and not once do I remember Jesus said not to go in titty bars.

    Excellent news – the bucket list just lengthened.
    🙂

  78. Oh come on

    This isn’t going anywhere:

    Buttigieg turns to black pastor to discuss racism, poverty

    Butt-edge-edge, you’re gay. Blacks are disproportionately not down with that. Just ask the anti-Prop 8 campaigners in California. I mean, go and act as though you’re on board with as many black preachers as you like. See what good it does you.

    (Via Drudge)

  79. Zatara:

    It was amazing how quickly a country that depends on widespread wind and solar generation can be slammed back into the dark ages by very cheap commando/j*h*d* actions.

    Would have loved to have been there – where was my invite?

  80. Ellie

    ❤ you boys. Thank you for the music. I’m reminded of ABBA!

  81. Rex Mango

    Ellie, no dancing and goes for 9min but well worth watching too – At 5min mark the great man explains how one of the great gangster tropes came from some bloke who used to hang out at corner of 78th st & 1st Ave:

  82. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Elle,

    I read earlier you’re overseas.
    What gives? Business or pleasure?

  83. Overburdened

    Cohenite

    At the beach.

  84. Juan

    Okay. Curiosity got the better of me.

    Juan – go back and have a look at zyco’s link. In keeping with your crusade tonight, you started with some assumptions, put some more assumptions on top and then started swirling down the drain.

    ‘Because we live in the age of the 24 hour media cycle and the media, all of it, would jump on photographic evidence disproving Christensen’s denials.’

    The article – from the SMH, of all people – says that Christensen WAS a regular at Ponytails. WAS.

    Neither zyconoclast‘s comments, or his link, or the article which was linked, are my words; nor did I ever at any point affirm the claims as true.

    I intended to blockquoted his quote and then add my contribution — the blockquote didn’t work so in my next comment I noted the part of my comment copied from his had been intended to be blockquoted. I did this specifically because I didn’t want those words attributed to me because I’m not sure if it’s true, and being careful with my words I was at pains not to create such an impression.

    My original comment was as balanced as anyone’s contribution on this topic tonight. I said if there is no photographic evidence, then case closed he has nothing to worry about; but if there are compromising photos then he might well need help from a higher power.

    Really, that’s just stating the obvious!

    And Christensen himself hasn’t denied anything at all. Anything. I’d vote for him on that basis alone.

    Really?

    “But Mr Christensen has blatantly denied the claims today”.

    Sounds like a denial to me.

    The End.

    Yes, we can put this to bed as soon as you withdraw that claim. Over to you.

  85. Oh come on

    Remember the 2008 Dem primaries, Hillary vs Obama? Hillary did her Southern Tour, conspicuously dragged ‘the first black President’ along with her (who had hitherto been a headache), faked her best southern drawl on many occasions, got some good photo ops with large black crowds. They overwhelmingly plumped for Obama anyway.

    The fact is that the Dem black vote is pretty monolithic. It’s not going to go with the gay primary candidate who smuts his husband on stage. It’s going to go with Biden, even if he’s 100x more senile than he is at present.

  86. Juan

    And as I’m a man of my word:

    1. What is your specific problem with people going into strip clubs?

    None. If you’ve read my past comments you may have noticed I’m far more anti-wowser than wowser.

    2. Would this be different if a ‘traditional’ Australian girl was involved in an Australian club?

    No. Though to be precise we’re not talking about the equivalent of an Australian strip club. An Angeles City bar provides both visual entertainment, and access to paid physical entertainment.

    3. Are those people unfit for public office, and if so, why?

    No, not at all, but they’re probably better suited to stand as a candidate for the Sex Party.

    It’s not what he may have done in the Philippines which is, potentially, the problem; it’s the denial and the potential brand damage to the LNP, a party which positions itself as socially conservative.

    It would be like if a NSW parliamentarian flew to the US and in a State where it is legal, Instagrammed themselves smoking marijuana. Legally this would be perfectly fine — it’s legal where they did it and neither NSW or Australia have extraterritorial laws criminalising the smoking of marijuana in another jurisdiction — and if it was a member of the Greens, we’d all collectively shrug. That’s what we expect of them — in fact, I used this as an example because drugs policy was debated in NSW earlier this year and a Greens MLC admitted to past drug use — but what if it was a socially conservative Liberal MLC who was indulging in a bit of recreational drug use over in Cali … ?

    So, not unfit for office, but maybe as candidates for some parties.

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hmmm….no mention of the Dark Emu doco here…what’s going on? This is the mob who are talked about…

    I just don’t understand how anyone can take “Dark Emu” seriously. Pascoe is claiming that the indigenous cultivated a wider area of Australia, by hand, with no implements or draught animals, then today’s broad-acre farmers cultivate, with wide line seeding equipment and combine harvesters..

  88. Rex Mango

    Juan, what is your problem with Big George finding a girl?

  89. Hazmatic

    Kev
    #3249991, posted on December 2, 2019 at 4:48 pm
    I wonder about the longevity of any government today which implemented random conscription in peacetime to counter a political threat?

    ‘Bung’ Karno had threatened to invade Australia and we were actually fighting a war with the Indons. which was the kick start for the new NS scheme . In September 65 Indons killed hundreds of thousands of their own citizens in what was known as the Gerakan Tiga Puluh September (The 30 September Movement) because the citizens were tainted with communism. Of course, Indons being Indons some of those killed might not have been communists, just people they didn’t like, but overall it sent a message and the communists decided to give Indonesia a miss. They simply maintained pressure in South Vietnam. If Menzies hadn’t looked to bolstering defence in those circumstances he would have been guilty of dereliction of duty.

    It was only ever termed a political decision by communists or useful idiots.

    Quick drive by just to add to that.

    The Indo threat in the early 60’s was a thing. So much so that Australia called on the UK to base nuclear armed Vulcan Bombers out of Darwin as a countermeasure.

    As a response to Indonesian aggression in the early 1960’s there was an immediate requirement to triple the size of the Royal Australian Regiment from three Battalions to nine, (4RAR doesn’t count) at a time of full employment… Tricky.

    In the 1960’s the Regular Army Infantry actually consisted of two Regiments. It wasn’t just the Royal Australian Regiment. (RAR) There was the Pacific Islands Regiment (PIR) in Papua New Guinea as well.

    As a response to that Indonesian aggression there was an additional intent to triple the size of the other Infantry Regiment, the PIR. This proved impossible and the PIR could only be doubled in size from one Battalion to two. The impediment to the expansion of the PIR to the planned three Battalions was a deficiency in junior leadership. This deficiency was not because PNG soldiers lacked any martial qualities. Actually the reverse. It was entirely due to the literacy standards required for modern warfare.

    In 1962 when the Indonesian instigated Brunei Revolt kicked off confrontasi, Australia shared a land border with Indonesia’s most newly acquired province Irian Jaya. It would have been those PNG soldiers of the PIR patrolling that border who had to do the heavy lifting against an Indonesian enemy if Indonesia had decided to play the same games on the Irian Jaya border as they did on the Sabah-Sarawak borders.

    There was an immense effort made to boost the PIR to a three battalion Regiment. The Australian Army desperately needed to produce indigenous officers. Before that could happen competent Corporals, Sergeants and Warrant Officers needed to be created who could:

    Fill in a resupply proforma.
    Read a map and call for supporting fire on a grid reference over a radio.
    Read and understand the manual for a Bell and Howell movie projector, operate one and know the IA drills for a bulb blowout…

    The Army did not want another National Service scheme. As far as they were concerned the first scheme was a joke and a manpower nightmare. Their preference was to utilise the CMF. However! One of the great unintended bonuses of the second National Service scheme was that it scooped up the ‘best and brightest’ teachers fresh from training colleges. These ‘chalkies’ sent to PNG to develop the PIR NCO cadre were the second best strategic return the Australian Army received from the second National Service Scheme. (Obviously the best strategic return were the Scheyville graduates like Brian Sullivan and Gary McKay – who chose to pick and stick.)

    Once the Army was actually saddled with the second National Service scheme they became quietly enthused. There was an unexpected injection of “The best and brightest” who were either selected for Scheyville or as PIR Chalkies. From a strategy and manpower perspective they found that they’d dropped sixpence and picked up a shilling!

    After the Indo’s had run amok in ‘The year of living dangerously’ that threat had greatly diminished. There then was serious consideration of using a company of the PIR in the same way as Victor and Whiskey Companies were used in the RAR ANZAC Battalions for Vietnam service.

    I’d like to think that the PIR would have created havoc operating out of Vanimo. Not so much confidence in them operating out of The Horseshoe…

    They would have been treated to a better film experience however.

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘WTF is a barfine?’

    Winston,

    A barfine is a fine you pay when you start an argument after not reading a previously unrelated link from someone else, leaping to all manner of unfounded conclusions, dragging religion kicking and screaming into the discussion, refusing to answer direct questions about having a point of view, going round and round for a bit and finally when confronted with what was actually remarked upon in the link from six hours ago shutting the fuck up having wasted everybody’s time and energy.

    So, in Juan’s case the barfine would be a gorilla, or 33,000 Philippine pesos.

  91. Ellie

    MV – am in NZ. Visiting family. Saying hi to my mum, who is ashes on a mantel piece. She passed away last year.

  92. 8th Dan

    definitely not stalking right?

    ya fucking weirdo

    Got it in one, creep. Definitely not stalking. Especially when it is obvious that I almost never mention you unless you have first said something to or about me. So, if you continue to do that you’ll just have to deal with whatever comes back at you the best you can. Choice is yours.

  93. Dr Faustus

    A joint investigation by Nine News, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald has been stymied because Mr Christensen has blocked the release of information about the Australian Federal Police probe into his frequent travels to the Philippines.

    Stymied investigation?
    The hopeless fucks are running more than six months behind the shock horror breaking tsunami of sleaze on Christensen. Highly regarded journal of record, True Crime News Weekly, scooped the story back in April:

    HOLD ON TO YOUR PONYTAILS! Anti-gay LNP MP George Christensen & his Filipina fiancée with the sexy lesbian past who the “member for Manila” met while allegedly trawling sex bars in the Philippines

    Hard to see the AFP getting in the way of a journalistic trawl through the fleshpots of Angeles City. Presumably Ch9/Age/SMH just wanted a nice AFP quote to spice up a cut and paste of Mr Ozturk’s fine body of original work.

    But at least they’ve defused “concern that he remained an ongoing risk of being compromised.

  94. Leigh Lowe

    It is not a crime to be in a titty bar.
    Nor is it a crime to lie to a journalist about whether you have been in a titty bar or not.
    In fact, it is not even immoral or unethical to lie to a journalist about anything.

  95. calli

    On eucalypts, the scourge of the earth. Peru is planted out with them. Everywhere.

    Seems someone had the bright idea to import them for firewood and building materials.

    Unintended consequences…come on down!

  96. calli

    Oh goody! Have I dropped in on the Busybody Thread?

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Ah, OK.
    So Danielle the Eighth lapses into the turn of phrase her sock-meister was so fond of.

  98. Rex Mango

    Hazmatic, I waited up for that and was running out of booze, but am still laughing.

  99. Rex Mango

    Also, very good points re PNG & Irian Jaya. Most people forget that post WW2 we were on the front line to potential communist aggression.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hazmatic
    #3250389, posted on December 3, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Hazmatic, I would value your opinion, regarding the previous comments posted by a retired schoolteacher, on this blog – apologies, his name escapes me- that the North Vietnamese were waging a “war of liberation” against the South?

  101. Juan

    WTF is a ‘barfine’? I think I can work out what an ‘early work release’ is. (Taking the girl away from her work for some horizontal polka dancing, perhaps?

    They’re the same. Both appear in this ‘information resource’ on Ponytails. I suppose they wanted to ensure potential patrons were across all the terminology. 😉

  102. Ellie

    Rex – you’re running out of booze? Let me pour you a drink.

  103. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Good evening OCO.
    I owe you an apology.

    Just before the last election we had a friendly bet about the results.
    Afterwards, and independent of the bet, I predicted home loan interest rates would go up after the election to maintain bank profits. I was entirely wrong about this. In my wildest dreams I never foresaw what they actually had in mind.

    Once parliament finishes pretty-much outlawing cash for pretty-much anything above buying a Makka, and everybody is forced to transact most of their business via electronic funds, the banks will move to negative interest rates on deposits.

    The profits the banks made their fleecing of people via home loan interest rates in the Nineties, will seem like petty cash compared to what they will be able to rip out of people with their negative interest rates on deposits.

    And it will be permanent.

  104. Ellie

    As usual – I’m the bar wench.

    MV – you’ve fallen asleep on me again.

    I might snuggle up and go nigh nighs.

  105. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It is not a crime to be in a titty bar.
    Nor is it a crime to lie to a journalist about whether you have been in a titty bar or not.
    In fact, it is not even immoral or unethical to lie to a journalist about anything.’

    Finally. Thank you.

    I will concede I hadn’t read the news.com piece where Georgie was waving lawyers at people. A short fighting withdrawal to higher ground. I’ve been wrong before. Once, in 1982.

    I hope he did lie. I’d still vote for the fat randy bastard.

  106. Rex Mango

    Ellie, am down to critical reserve supplies. Only three quarters a carton of VB, full box of Debortoli Reserve, litre of gin in the freezer, odd stash of other stuff, yeah Monday night, not good.

  107. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3250395, posted on December 3, 2019 at 12:05 am

    On eucalypts, the scourge of the earth. Peru is planted out with them. Everywhere

    Oooh, our endangered eucalypts.
    They are everywhere.
    Peru, California, Italy, Israel, Greece … Iceland.
    Sadly, I had to travel to Greece in 2016 to find a local council which knew how to handle them in an urban area.
    Monster trees ruthlessly necked at about 4 metres off the ground.
    One of youse drops a branch in da kiddies playground and youse is all gonna cop it.
    That’s the way to do it.

  108. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Thanks for the info, Elle.
    My Mum’s buried in Perth – a bridge too far, I’m afraid.

  109. Knuckle Dragger

    Shit. I was wrong about being wrong.

    I’ve been wrong twice today, and fell on my sword both times.

    This is unprecedented. Therefore, climate change is the culprit. Grant money incoming.

  110. OK, I looked up barfine.
    It appears the bar owner gets a cut to allow you to talk to a girl who may be on the game.
    So why call it a barfine? Why not a commission?

    Look, I have to admit I find much about the spectrum of human behaviour to be odd. So much doesn’t make sense to me.
    But perhaps it’s just me.
    And yes, I checked out Titty Bar, just to be sure I had it right.

  111. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    MV – you’ve fallen asleep on me again.

    No – just took me a while to compose my apology to OCO.

  112. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Oooh, our endangered eucalypts.

    They are in South Africa, they gave Australia “double gees” and animal diseases, we gave them eucalypts and “Breaker Morant.”

  113. Leigh Lowe

    So, in Juan’s case the barfine would be a gorilla, or 33,000 Philippine pesos.

    Or a years supply of hand-jobs from a dusky person who claims to have once been female.

  114. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell. Me twice and Peter once, all within 12 hours.

    A Black Swan event.

  115. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    A Black Swan event.

    Don’t be silly, Knuckles.
    I’ve apologised for being wrong before.
    Why, I remember back in third year high school I apologised twice for it.

  116. Mark A

    calli
    #3250395, posted on December 3, 2019 at 12:05 am

    On eucalypts, the scourge of the earth. Peru is planted out with them. Everywhere.

    Seems someone had the bright idea to import them for firewood and building materials.

    From memory either Peru or Chile had an Australian community a commune if you like.
    Maybe they felt homesick?

  117. Leigh Lowe

    Don’t complain.
    Don’t explain.
    Never apologise.

  118. Knuckle Dragger:

    So, in Juan’s case the barfine would be a gorilla, or 33,000 Philippine pesos.

    Over the last five or so years I’ve started thinking that maybe I’m a bit autistic or something. So much about people and their social interactions is baffling. Why a Gorilla? WTF is a gorilla apart from a very large ape?
    And why is the barfine in a LA titty bar put in pesos? It’s in the US – why not USD?
    I had the same problems in the army – it was like being invited into a secret club and you had to learn all the languages and the secret codes by yourself – no one was going to help you.

  119. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Sorry Lo Lowe,
    But Knuckles and I are proper gentlemen.
    We even open doors for ladies.

    Sometimes.

  120. Rex Mango

    Watching Vikings on SBS. They just had a govt commercial where a tranny tells you how to cross the new $2B tram line in heels. Next advertisement was for mardi gras festival.

  121. Rex Mango

    JD, yeah not bad. Reminded me of how I was at my school formal.

  122. Steve trickler

    Well done with this bloke getting the interview with Ed Dickens. Chief of the Big Boy. For those working in the mechanical fields, working on this machine would look good on anyone’s Resume.



  123. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Rex Mango

    This “Vikings” you are watching on SBS. Is it the TV show with Ragnar Lothbok as the main character in the beginning, or some kind of doco? If you mean the excellent TV show, the entire series is available free and advert free on several pirate websites.

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    JD, yeah not bad. Reminded me of how I was at my school formal.

    I discovered alcohol, at my high school formal. Shortly afterwards, it was suggested that my career lay in other then the fields of academia.

  125. Fisky

    We truly are living in a meta-ironic simulation. The stabbing victim of the M0slim extremist on London bridge was a left-wing academic, whose thesis is entitled:

    “A Critical Analysis of Over-Representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Males Aged 18-21 in the British Prison System.”

    Of course, the terrorist was let out of prison early by some bleeding heart parole committee who don’t really believe in punishing violent terrorists. So he stabbed a Lefty academic to death.

  126. Juan

    And why is the barfine in a LA titty bar put in pesos? It’s in the US – why not USD?

    Ponytails is in Angeles City, which rather counterintuitively is nowhere near Los Angeles. 😉 Adding to the confusion, both cities are called the “City of Angels”.

  127. Infidel Tiger

    Ryan James Girdusky
    @RyanGirdusky
    Another story from the newsletter:

    Hungary created a new program offering couples $33,000 if they marry before the bride’s 41st birthday and wiping out that loan if they have three or more children. As a result, September 2019 had the largest amount of weddings since 1979

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1201275808607809537

    Amazing what pro family policies can do.

  128. Rex Mango

    Steve T, just watched that Big Boy video & it was excellent and very informative. That bloke even had the proper Casey Jones denim overall outfit.

  129. Rex Mango

    Juan, are you not happy for Big George finding a girl?

  130. Hazmatic

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3250400, posted on December 3, 2019 at 12:11 am
    Hazmatic
    #3250389, posted on December 3, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Hazmatic, I would value your opinion, regarding the previous comments posted by a retired schoolteacher, on this blog – apologies, his name escapes me- that the North Vietnamese were waging a “war of liberation” against the South?

    There was no “war of liberation” against the South. There was only politically driven military aggression by Marxists that cannot abide political pluralism.

    The pennant flying from the T-55 that crushed the gates of the Presidential Palace in 1975 was not the PAVN flag it was the ‘National Liberation Front’ (NLF) banner.

    If I was researching a PhD and maintained that the ‘American War’ was a “war of liberation” the first thing I would want to check is how many members of that NLF were elected to Ministerial Positions in the first plenum of those newly unified countries after the resounding victory allegedly achieved by them in 1975?

    If it was a fair dinkum National Liberation Front, surely you would expect more than one right…

    You’d have to be gutted if subsequent plenums had no representatives from the NLF at all wouldn’t you?

    In 1986 when the Doi Moi reforms were instigated – if you were a member of the NLF you’d surely reach for the bottle of scotch and the mess revolver when absolutely every war aim you signed up for in 1959 and every sacrifice you had made was overturned. Just like that…

    But I’m getting ahead of myself.

  131. Rex Mango

    PFKAMV, yeah same show. Irish production I think. Vaguely entertaining, but bit monochromatic and SJW themes too much. Also every episode is the same, bit like Days of Our Lives.

  132. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Vikings

    It gets better – Then worse.

    It’s worth watching up to the series when Floki discovers Valhalla and establishes his colony.
    All downhill from there.

  133. Rex Mango

    Just saw the Sydney Light Rail advertisement where the tranny tells you how to cross the tracks again on SBS. Next ad was one promoting vegetarians. Who pays for this stuff on SBS?

  134. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Who pays for this stuff on SBS?

    You do. You and all the other taxpayers. 300 million a year.

  135. Tom

    There’s such a thing as Angus Taylor Derangement in lefty cartoonland. Peter Broelman.

  136. Tom

    I have no idea what David Rowe is on about.

  137. Tom

    Haha. Trump is flying to London today for a NATO meeting and a new bout of British Trump Derangement. Christian Adams (London Evening Standard).

  138. Tom

    Meanwhile, Andrew Neil has become a British media star after interviewing Corbyn and BoJo on the BBC. Steve Bright (London Sun).

  139. classical_hero

    The Blower cartoon needs to be set to The Ride of the Valkyries.

  140. Top Ender

    Odd marketing decision – just what you don’t want for Xmas:

    A series of Christmas ornaments featuring images of a Nazi concentration camp has been removed from Amazon after the online retailer was hit with complaints.

    The series included a bell-shaped ornament featuring the railway entrance to the Auschwitz II-Birkenau main guard house and a magnetic bottle opener picturing the camp’s barbed-wire fences.

  141. Mark A

    Top Ender
    #3250458, posted on December 3, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Odd marketing decision – just what you don’t want for Xmas:

    Strange what goes on in some peoples mind.
    Why did the designer think it would be a marketing hit and with whom?

    On the other hand it probably comes out of China and they simply thought anything famous is good enough association for a trinket.

  142. Mark A

    Just so you all get edumacated.
    Did You Know?

    The Hoover Dam construction project (started in 1931) was the first construction project in the world where the workers were required to wear hard hats.

    I like to learn how the tradesmen of old solved problems, it helps in my work not to invent the wheel again.
    Watching those workshops and the workers in action would send HAS* into a spin these days.

    *is this the acronym for Health and Safety?

  143. Mark A

    For cat lovers.

    What Plant Is Even More Irresistible To Cats Than Catnip?

    Silver Vine

    Millions of North American and European cat owners buy, and even grow, catnip for their cats since the animals find the plant very attractive. When exposed to crushed fresh or dry catnip leaves, cats typically become very interested in the substance and engage with it actively for 5-15 minutes before they become fatigued of the scent.

    Catnip isn’t the only plant that is a feline attractant, however. Cats are also attracted to (and enjoy rubbing against and chewing on) other plants like Valerian and Tatarian honeysuckle. Neither catnip nor these other plants can hold a candle to the allure of Silver Vine (Actinidia polygama), a climbing vine native to Japan and China. The plant, which derives its name from the way its leaves turn a whitish silver color, is a powerful feline attractant that puts cats into a euphoric state that lasts around 5-30 minutes.

    Although hardly known outside of Asia, it’s the most popular cat treat in the region. While not indigenous to regions outside of China and Japan, it is cold hardy to -22°F (-30°C) and can be grown nearly anywhere, much to the delight of cats across the world.

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    LOL, Garrison has found the hairy legs story! Which has been picked up around the blogosphere overnight. Mysteriously the lefty MSM isn’t touching the story, except for Esquire. I suppose Esquire is on its last legs anyway, so can risk it.

  145. MatrixTransform

    8th Load keeps shares a dossier with the Numptard? … what a tosser

    Go for your life Stasi Boy

  146. Mark A

    Totally OT
    OK I’m slow, but ladies! what’s with the thick collagen filled lips?
    Who or what gave you the idea that is sexy?

  147. egg_

    8th Sock is stalking again?
    Quelle surprise!

  148. Herodotus

    Roll up! Roll up!
    It’s the Madrid Climate Sideshow, relocated from chilly Chile, and all the freaks and peripatetic poseurs are there for two effing weeks! Come on down and see the two-faced scientists, the teenage mutant extinction rebels, and thrill to stories about the end of the German car industry.

    The BBC is delighted to take up hours of broadcast time, repeat gems of wisdom like “the levels of CO2 are higher than they have ever been”, “anything more than 1.5 degrees of warming would be dangerous if not catastrophic, anything could happen”, and running Gutierrez’s panic-merchant speeches without a glimmer of dissent or recognition that he’s a socialist wreck-the-capitalist-west operative.
    (also posted on No Climate Emergency – this thread may hit the fan at any time)

  149. Tintarella di Luna

    It’s all part if transitioning to remora the sucking fish – a Neighbour’s daughter is now unrecognisable Bolt-ons in a cadaverous chest and collagen-filled lips to make a gibbon blanch -quelle horreur

  150. Geriatric Mayfly

    Roll up! Roll up!
    It’s the Madrid Climate Sideshow, relocated from chilly Chile, and all the freaks and peripatetic poseurs

    An all for nought without Di Natale there with his catastrophic, unprecedented bushfire slide show.

  151. custard

    Rowe’s cartoon is about ScoMo calling the police commissioner.

  152. Bruce of Newcastle

    Roll up! Roll up!
    It’s the Madrid Climate Sideshow, relocated from chilly Chile

    Here you go climate conference canapé connoisseurs.

    U.S. Reports First Month in 70 Years as Net Exporter of Oil (1 Dec)

    Drill, baby, drill!

  153. Juan

    Meanwhile, Andrew Neil has become a British media star after interviewing Corbyn and BoJo on the BBC. Steve Bright (London Sun).

    I think Bright’s point is Boris is avoiding being interviewed by Andrew Neil. Don’t know why … if political bias is a thing, an erstwhile editor of the Speccie shouldn’t need to avoid the current Chairman of The Spectator, Spectator USA, and Spectator Australia.

  154. Old School Conservative

    Reading Mark Steyn is a double edged sword.
    I enjoy his writing style but often hate what he writes about. Today he explains how the murderous Muslim terrorist was given permission to be in London for the day. He slayed two and injured three other whilst being a poster boy for diversity.
    We are governed by idiots in the West.

  155. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tintarella di Luna
    #3250484, posted on December 3, 2019 at 7:44 am
    It’s all part if transitioning to remora the sucking fish – a Neighbour’s daughter is now unrecognisable Bolt-ons in a cadaverous chest and collagen-filled lips to make a gibbon blanch -quelle horreur”

    A perfect description Tinta of these freaks…..and along with the mandatory “Bolt-ons” that make them look like they have stuffed silicone hand grenades on their chests…ready to erupt at first fondling…and “collagen-filled lips” that make them look like something out of a gothic horror story that even Stephen King couldn’t imagine…they will all be totally hairless in certain key regions so as to make them look positively prepubescent….oh but that’s right…some men like that.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    And again Joe Biden continues to do everything possible to not get the Dem candidacy:

    OUCH: Joe Biden’s ‘No Malarkey’ Tour Gets Ripped To Shreds Online (1 Dec, via BCF)

    Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has, for some reason, named his Iowa bus tour the “No Malarkey” tour.

    “No malarkey” essentially means no nonsense, and is a term rarely used by anyone under the age of 77 – the current age of Mr. Biden.

    As one might imagine, Biden was roundly mocked for the name of the tour, which isn’t exactly the most promising sign to the folks working on the candidate’s youth outreach.

    For example, GOP Rapid Response Director Steve Guest highlighted: “It’s not a great slogan when you have to put the dictionary definition on the side of your bus.”

    Whatever you do, Joe, keep your hairy legs in trousers and do not serve Chicken Kiev at any of the tour events.

  157. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    From memory either Peru or Chile had an Australian community a commune

    Paraguay.

    Needless to say, it was disaster, as they didn’t implement their collectivism properly.

  158. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Floki discovers Valhalla and establishes his colony

    Another regrettable example of collectivism not being implemented properly.

  159. Tom

    Being a smartarse knowall, Juan, you’re lying about Johnson. Did you even read your own link from The Times?:

    Boris Johnson has still not confirmed an interview with Andrew Neil before the end of the election campaign, despite saying yesterday that he was “perfectly happy to be interviewed by any interviewer called Andrew from the BBC”.

    The prime minister appeared on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One yesterday after the corporation backed down, following Friday’s London Bridge terror attack, on its insistence that Mr Johnson could not do so until he had agreed a time for the interview with Neil.

    Johnson is in the midst of the most important election campaign in his political career. He’s not “avoiding” Andrew Neil or the BBC — obvious to everyone on earth except you — just waiting for the right moment.

    PS: I had assumed BoJo had already been interviewed by the BBC (I’m honestly not paying that much attention to the British election campaign) because that’s just what you do in a British election campaign. There’s no conspiracy afoot, you leftard loon.

  160. Tel

    Joe Biden: “Know Malarkey”.

  161. Farmer Gez

    Tom
    #3250445, posted on December 3, 2019 at 4:25 am
    Meanwhile, Andrew Neil has become a British media star after interviewing Corbyn and BoJo on the BBC. Steve Bright (London Sun).

    And Neil will never have the responsibility of running the country and deal with the no win decisions that have to be made. He goes home with his feathers all puffed up to his luxury perch till he goes back to cock-a-doodle at the BBC’s Peter Pan Day Care Centre, for adults who never quite grow up.

  162. Mark A

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3250484, posted on December 3, 2019 at 7:44 am

    It’s all part if transitioning to remora the sucking fish – a Neighbour’s daughter is now unrecognisable Bolt-ons in a cadaverous chest and collagen-filled lips to make a gibbon blanch -quelle horreur

    I’m happy to be a middle aged bloke with a lovely wife, and may I say she has perky tits, this early?

  163. Mark A

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3250499, posted on December 3, 2019 at 8:24 am

    they will all be totally hairless in certain key regions so as to make them look positively prepubescent….oh but that’s right…some men like that.

    Ohhh you are cruel but I like you.

  164. Geriatric Mayfly

    Another regrettable example of collectivism not being implemented properly.

    Collaborative decision making and human nature do not mix. Give me a dollar for every interminable meeting I have sat through, where “consensus” was achieved and no decision made.

  165. MatrixTransform

    Toissier ~noun.

    1. on an internet forum, a Tossier is a secret list that a Tosser keeps.

    example//
    One particular tosser on the forum liked nothing more than to dredge up irrelevant historical mutterings that it kept in its tossier

  166. Juan

    Just saw the Sydney Light Rail advertisement where the tranny tells you how to cross the tracks again on SBS. Next ad was one promoting vegetarians. Who pays for this stuff on SBS?

    You do. You and all the other taxpayers. 300 million a year.

    Not quite. SBS accepts paid advertising; it’s not paid for by the federal government. If anything, its advertising revenue reduces the the burden on taxpayers’ to fund content and broadcasting.

    The advertisement would have been paid for by TransDev, the French-owned operator of Sydney’s light rail.

    Who ultimately pays is of course the commuter, but in that sense it’s like any other for-profit business which allocates some of its revenue to an advertising budget.

    If you feel strongly about the ad, TransDev invites your feedback via Transport for NSW. 😉

  167. MatrixTransform

    Give me a dollar for every interminable meeting I have sat through, where “consensus” was achieved and no decision made.

    I let my minions know from time to time that this isn’t a kibbutz … its a Benevolent Dictatorship

  168. Juan

    And Neil will never have the responsibility of running the country and deal with the no win decisions that have to be made. He goes home with his feathers all puffed up to his luxury perch till he goes back to cock-a-doodle at the BBC’s Peter Pan Day Care Centre, for adults who never quite grow up.

    ‘Those who can, do; those who can’t … interview’?

  169. Tom

    From memory either Peru or Chile had an Australian community a commune

    Yes. The commune established in Paraguay in the 1890s by Australian trade unionist Billy Lane. Needless to say, it was a shortlived disaster.

    Of course, Australian theatre types were besotted with Lane’s socialist fantasy and premiered The Ballad of Billy Lane in Adelaide in the 1980s.

  170. will

    Mark A
    #3250419, posted on December 3, 2019 at 12:33 am
    calli
    #3250395, posted on December 3, 2019 at 12:05 am

    On eucalypts, the scourge of the earth. Peru is planted out with them. Everywhere.

    Seems someone had the bright idea to import them for firewood and building materials.

    From memory either Peru or Chile had an Australian community a commune if you like.
    Maybe they felt homesick?

    You are probably thinkimg of the “New Australia”, which was a utopian socialist settlement in Paraguay founded by the Australian New Australian Movement. The colony was officially founded on 28 September 1893 as Colonia Nueva Australia and comprised 238 people. Like all Marxist socialist experiments, it eventually fell apart. (source: wiki)

  171. will

    Mark A
    #3250461, posted on December 3, 2019 at 5:33 am
    Just so you all get edumacated.
    Did You Know?

    The Hoover Dam construction project (started in 1931) was the first construction project in the world where the workers were required to wear hard hats.

    As I recall they had only about 100 workers killed on that project, which was extraordinarily low for anything up until then.

  172. mh

    Juan, get out of George Christensen’s underpants.

    It’s not that type of blog.

  173. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    The commune established in Paraguay in the 1890s by Australian trade unionist Billy Lane

    I used to work with a woman who was related to some of the collectivists. She was writing a PhD on Lane’s ill fated venture at the time.

    Also, I once had the misfortune to see an interview with a bloke who was the son of some of the original Ozzie collectivists, who was still existing in Paraguay (late last century?). The interviewer (it may have been george fungus) breathlessly intoned that the poor ol’ goat “spoke in an accent reminiscent of Ozzies at the turn of the century”. Alas he simply ended up sounding about as coherent as Joh Biden on a hairy legged Corn Pop day.

    A televisual feast, it was not.

  174. Top Ender

    …ladies! what’s with the thick collagen filled lips? Who or what gave you the idea that is sexy?

    Exactly! Absolutely repulsive.

  175. Mark A

    will
    #3250518, posted on December 3, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Missed the placing by that much ‘ ‘ .
    Yeah, communes and communism will work.

    reminds me of a lame joke,
    says the barber, I invented an automatic hair cutter.

    Q, But heads are of different shapes.
    A, Only to begin with

  176. Farmer Gez

    Cold and cloudy.
    This weather is giving me the shits. Headers, trucks, bins and men all hoping for s bit of sun so we can crank up and get the harvest in.

  177. Juan

    From memory either Peru or Chile had an Australian community a commune

    Yes. The commune established in Paraguay in the 1890s by Australian trade unionist Billy Lane. Needless to say, it was a shortlived disaster.

    From Australian Geographic:

    ‘Before they sailed, Lane wrote up strict rules for the colony. “It is right living to share equally because selfishness is wrong: To teetotal because liquor drinking is wrong; to uphold life marriage and keep white because looseness of living is wrong,” […] But inside the settlement, things were deteriorating; many didn’t like Lane’s strict rules, seeking out the odd draught of rum and the company of ‘non-white’ locals.’

    Ah, Labor’s White Australia Policy was alive and well … in Paraguay! Or was it a White Paraguay Policy?

  178. Mother Lode

    Rowe’s cartoon is about ScoMo calling the police commissioner.

    There is an vast chasm between the labour Rowe spends on drawing his cartoons and his efforts to understand the topic he draws about.

    He just does a graphic version of the shallowest insight Fauxfacts has to make.

    It is like a children’s book where they need pictures to help make sense of the text.

    Dr Seuss for Leftards.

  179. Mater

    On eucalypts, the scourge of the earth.

    I do like how Eli Cohen (Israeli spy in Syria) used Eucalyptus trees. Maybe they do have utility after all.

    His most famous achievement was the tour of the Golan Heights in which he collected intelligence on the Syrian fortifications there. He feigned sympathy for the soldiers exposed to the sun and had trees planted at every position, ostensibly placed to provide shade. The Israel Defense Forces used the trees as targeting markers during the Six-Day War, which enabled Israel to capture the Golan Heights in two days.

  180. Cold-Hands

    Meanwhile, Andrew Neil has become a British media star after interviewing Corbyn and BoJo on the BBC

    He certainly interviews without fear or favour- here’s a question he posed to Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon.

  181. Mark A

    Juan
    #3250527, posted on December 3, 2019 at 8:58 am

    What’s with you?
    Set yourself up as the resident contrarian?
    We have a few of them already thank you.

  182. Mother Lode

    Ah, Labor’s White Australia Policy was alive and well … in Paraguay! Or was it a White Paraguay Policy?

    It is always a White Australia policy – no matter who does it.

    Australia is always guilty.

  183. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    what’s with the thick collagen filled lips? Who or what gave you the idea that is sexy?

    Mickey Jagger. Move like you’re at Altamont on a three day Whiskey, STP and horse tranquiliser bender while Hell’s Angels bash fat naked hippies senseless and shoot blacks dead in front of you, man.

    Sexy as a blanching Gibbon.

  184. Ellie

    they will all be totally hairless in certain key regions so as to make them look positively prepubescent….oh but that’s right…some men like that.

    It has nothing to do with looking prepubescent for men. It’s about personal choice and not wanting hair in certain places.

  185. mh

    Tom
    #3250443, posted on December 3, 2019 at 4:18 am
    I have no idea what David Rowe is on about.

    It’s extremely gay and should be left well alone.

    Numbers and Juan will love it, of course.

  186. Mark A

    Spurgeon Monkfish III
    #3250536, posted on December 3, 2019 at 9:08 am

    what’s with the thick collagen filled lips? Who or what gave you the idea that is sexy?

    Mickey Jagger. Move like you’re at Altamont on a three day Whiskey, STP and horse tranquiliser bender while Hell’s Angels bash fat naked hippies senseless and shoot blacks dead in front of you, man.

    Sexy as a blanching Gibbon.

    I have to take your word for that man.
    I’ve never been that high as to comprehend your meaning.

    But it’s all cool or gas these days?

  187. what’s with the thick collagen filled lips?

    Adds yet another meaning to the old phrase “she didn’t get those lips suckin bananas”

  188. Top Ender

    Interesting, but he’s got the numbers a bit out.

    Should be 300 years not 30.

    And instead of halving prison sentences, double them.

    Sentencing has several objectives, but when it comes to terrorism offences only one aim is appropriate: community protection. Compromising this objective for any other goal, such as rehabilitation, is breathtakingly misguided.

    It is for this reason the federal government should introduce a mandatory 30-year prison term for any adult convicted of a terrorism offence that involves killing or the attempted killing of another person.

    The latest London Bridge attack in which convicted terrorist Usman Khan killed two people, has sparked an urgent sentencing review in Britain. In 2013, Khan was convicted of plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange. Incredibly, he was released late last year under a licence that involved him being subjected to electronic monitoring.

    The blame game is on and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared that offenders who are convicted of terrorist offences should be sentenced to a minimum prison term of 14 years.

    The issue of how to properly sentence terrorists is particularly acute in Australia, given the large number of people we have convicted of serious terrorism offences. More than 40 people have been convicted of terrorist acts here, including three who were sentenced last week for planning to slaughter large numbers of people in Melbourne’s CBD on Christmas Day in 2016. Surprisingly, one man received a minimum term of just 16½ years.

    The Commonwealth Criminal Code enables courts to keep terrorist offenders in prison for up to three years after their sentence has expired — more than one order can be made — if courts are satisfied to a high degree of probability that the offender will commit a serious offence if released into the community. The problem with this provision is it places the burden on the prosecution to establish that the offender is likely to reoffend.

    There would be no need for provisions of this nature if the sentencing of offenders for serious terrorism offences was appropriate at the outset. In determining the appropriate penalty for such crimes we need to be clear-minded about the nature of terrorism. It involves the deliberate attempt to kill innocent people — typically as many as possible, including children — to advance an ideological cause with the purpose of intimidating the public and influencing government policy.

    A defining aspect of terrorism is that the act is never spontaneous. It is always planned and calculating. It aims to destroy human life wantonly, often in barbaric ways. Unlike many other crimes, there is no way for people to reduce their risk of being a victim of a terrorist event.

    Pointedly, research data shows that terrorists overwhelmingly do not suffer from mental illness. Their decision deliberately to kill innocents is the most extreme example of rational cognitive disfigurement. These are people who calmly think about their life trajectory and goals, and conclude that it is not only tolerable but also desirable to go about slaughtering innocents for their cause.

    Now, there is a broad spectrum of activities that the human mind is capable of believing is acceptable. But at some stage a point is reached where the wiring of some people is simply so strange and dangerous that they lose their right to participate in conventional society. They are simply too bad. Not mad, just off-the-scale bad.

    Their belief system is so extreme, it is impossible to have confidence that their attitudes can be modified. They will always live outside the bounds of tolerable behaviour. Anyone capable of killing so calculatedly and randomly to achieve their objectives must be removed from the community.

    Of course, there may be some terrorists who, during a long jail stint, come to their senses.

    And certainly the criminal justice system should generally prioritise rehabilitation as a sentencing goal. It is in fact one of the best approaches to community protection.

    Moreover, offenders generally should be punished commensurate with the seriousness of their crimes. As I have stated on this page before, we should look at greatly reducing prison numbers, perhaps by half. Let’s reserve prison for people who scare us, not those who anger us (such as white-collar offenders, low-level drug offenders and thieves).

    But not a single program has been proven to be effective at changing the mindset of terrorists. This is hardly surprising given that most convicted terrorists show no remorse and most are assessed by courts as not showing good prospects of rehabilitation. Courts and parole boards are guessing when making decisions about the risk presented by convicted terrorists.

    The catastrophic potential of getting these decisions wrong is too great.

    The empirical data shows there is only one consideration that significantly reduces the likelihood of reoffending for most offenders. Crime, especially serious crime (apart from sexual offending), is mainly a young man’s pursuit. The average age of terrorists is the mid-20s.

    The research data shows that by the time offenders reach 55 their likelihood of reoffending reduces significantly. The solution to dealing with terrorists is to ensure the penalties they receive result in them being incarcerated until they are much older.

    This will help ensure that the community is protected from them for at least 30 years and that on their release they are relatively safe. Any other approach betrays the duty of care governments and courts have to us all.

    Mirko Bagaric is dean of law at Swinburne University and the author of Sentencing in Australia.

    Link

  189. It’s about personal choice …

    Can’t have that! I refer you also to the “Approved positions” thread.

    Arise new puritans.

  190. stackja

    Top Ender
    #3250544, posted on December 3, 2019 at 9:12 am

    This will help ensure that the community is protected from them for at least 30 years and that on their release they are relatively safe. Any other approach betrays the duty of care governments and courts have to us all.

    ‘the duty of care governments and courts have to us all.’ has long been forgotten.

  191. Diogenes

    It’s all part if transitioning to remora the sucking fish – a Neighbour’s daughter is now unrecognisable Bolt-ons in a cadaverous chest and collagen-filled lips to make a gibbon blanch -quelle horreur

    I really don’t understand modern yoof – the more time I spend with them, the less I understand

    Mrs D worked with a young lass who was once very pretty, but after moving to Sydney, she decided she need to “improve” her looks, first the lips, then the massively oversized bust, and then the butt cheeks, and then the lips even bigger (the top of the top lip now touches her nose) , and then more added padding to the butt – If I were to pass her in the street I would not recognise her.

    Just came back from a cruise, and there was one lady of ‘ a certain age’, who when all done up looked quite elegant and attractive with a very toned body, but when she didn’t do the warpaint you could see the scars around the puffed lips, and in the first few days at least, some needle marks on the forehead and cheeks. At first glance she looked very nice in a bikini, then one noticed the large mottle marks on the legs (looked like a gazillion tiny varicose veins), and when she bent over at the waist, which she did quite often, you could see the scars under her cheeks, and her chest was quite perky, but there was never any movement, even when she bent over(did I mention she did this quite often? – Hey if youse is gonna flash it, I is gunna look!) Younger girls and boys sniggered as they walked past

    And the fashion for tattooing names dates, and sometimes faces on/across the shoulders has me totally stumped… Why there? You can’t see it if you need a reminder if it is little Karleasy’s (pronounced Kahleesi – we are getting one of these in 2023) birthday, or if it is the anniversary of pop-pops death. At least the fashion for tattooing your name on your foot had a practical application … at least the boy knew your name the next morning 🙂

  192. Mother Lode

    I let my minions know from time to time that this isn’t a kibbutz … its a Benevolent Dictatorship

    And that the ‘benevolent’ exists purely at the whim of the ‘Dictatorship’? So they had better not push it!

  193. 8th Dan

    It’s about personal choice …

    And not having the moment interrupted when your bloke stops to pick a hair out of his teeth.

  194. Juan

    Juan, get out of George Christensen’s underpants.

    I’m not biased for or against Christensen.

    Speaking for myself only, I wouldn’t care one iota if he had just owned it (his trips to the Philippines) – he’d even have won Knuckle Dragger‘s vote!

    Instead he denied it, and now he owns his fast unravelling denials.

    In denying anything even remotely improper occurred, he said last year any trips he made to Asia were to meet with his Filipino fiancee and her family, and also for philanthropic purposes, whom he met in 2017; yet we subsequently learned Christensen had been a regular visitor to the Philippines since April 2014.

    That said, I do feel very sorry for Mrs April Christensen (née Asuncion), she doesn’t deserve any of this; but the true culprit was identified two centuries ago by Sir Walter Scott:

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!”

    No deception, no problem; at least with me anyway.

    It’s not that type of blog.

    Oh, isn’t it? 🤣

  195. Ellie

    Incoherent Rambler and 8th Dan
    🤣😂🤣

  196. John Brumble

    Mark A
    Juan is Googlery. I had my doubts for a bit since he was making an effort to keep his wankerness under control, but today’s stream of half- smart Googling (where he substitutes a link to something else for discussion or to make a pedantic point that isn’t quite right anyway) is a clear indication

    Still thinking about 8th Sock. It’s not Bob. Numbers doesn’t have the capacity to not use an account to talk about the big V word.

  197. Arky

    Interesting thread last night.
    The person who so far is mostly known for their staunch defence of pornography consumption and condemnation of no nut “wowsers” turns into a melted puddle at the idea of a conservative watching titties.
    Another “libertarian” then.
    I’m a conservative, and I like titties.
    Well actually, a reactionary and a contrarian and a leg man. But I stand with conservatives who enjoy titties. Until they take over the world and force all of us to take regular motor-boating sessions in their conservative concentration camps.

  198. 8th Dan

    Sourav Gangooglery, former Indian cricket captain.

  199. Dr Faustus

    He just does a graphic version of the shallowest insight Fauxfacts has to make.
    It is like a children’s book where they need pictures to help make sense of the text.

    Accute summary.
    Although a serious artist, Rowe has a limited stock of images to build into his daily cartooning: flying pigs, naked men, the Abbot Crab etc. The end result is a Mr Potatohead political comment – where you have to share his opinion to get the message.

  200. Johno

    The MBDP convoy moved through Murrumbateman yesterday. A long line of vehicles with angry farmers in them.I was in a line of cars trying to cross the Barton Highway every now and then one of the convoy would slow down and allow a couple of cars across, I only had to wait about ten minutes.

    Contrast this with leftys whose main objective seems to be to cause the maximum amount of chaos wherever they go.

    P.S. I doubt the convoy will achieve anything.

  201. Tailgunner

    Overburdened
    #3250026, posted on December 2, 2019 at 5:45 pm
    https://youtu.be/tG2P7MaEhcg

    Not what I usually post here. Bit of a vlog of some blokes surfing Hawaii’s north shore.

    Just caught this, thanks,OB.
    Rocky Point…me and my boyblived in our US$300 Ford wagon there on my first winter on the North Shore.
    And I swear the injured guys mate was Skippy Slater, Kelly’s little bro, that I lived with in Solana Beach,CA!!

  202. Cactus

    On this George Christensen thing.

    Live and let live I say. All this faux outrage however is laughable.

  203. Juan

    The person who so far is mostly known for their staunch defence of pornography consumption and condemnation of no nut “wowsers” turns into a melted puddle at the idea of a conservative watching titties.

    As I said, it’s only the denial of liking said titties.

    Another “libertarian” then.

    Is lying an anti-libertarian value?

    I said earlier he should have owned it. That’s not entirely true; what he should have said when asked was ‘None of your beeswax,’ and he should have stuck to that line.

    I’m a conservative, and I like titties.

    Good for you! 👍 I just wish more conservatives were like you: https://www.smh.com.au/national/topless-ban-to-protect-muslims-and-asians-nile-20081231-gdt84a.html

  204. Juan

    The person who so far is mostly known for their staunch defence of pornography consumption and condemnation of no nut “wowsers” turns into a melted puddle at the idea of a conservative watching titties.

    As I said, it’s only the denial of liking said titties.

    Another “libertarian” then.

    Is lying an anti-libertarian value?

    I said earlier he should have owned it. That’s not entirely true; what he should have said when asked was ‘None of your beeswax,’ and he should have stuck to that line.

    I’m a conservative, and I like titties.

    Good for you! 👍 I just wish more conservatives were like you: https://www.smh.com.au/national/topless-ban-to-protect-mooslims-and-asians-nile-20081231-gdt84a.html

  205. Knuckle Dragger

    I’m holding a whip-round for Christensen to get himself a wristy at the local rub and tug in Kirwan.

    So far the neighbours have kicked in $5.00 each. Add $5.00 of mine, and we’re half way there.

    Put your hands in your pockets you stingy pricks. Free George’s swimmers NOW!

  206. Juan

    The link above has a verboten word, and true libertarian fashion it’s not ‘topless’! 🤣

  207. areff

    When Cats are done with re-debating (mass debating?) the great moral issue of our times — bald pubes, yes or no? — another weighty matter screams for attention: regulatory standards for dildos. From a press release that just lobbed:

    “There are toys being made and sold that you should just not put anywhere near your body. Some customers want the cheapest product possible so they’re going to places like Wish and Aliexpress. It’s awful but you just can’t necessarily trust the manufacturer you’re getting it from – without a middleman making sure they have used silicone that is body safe, or glass that won’t break, or even that they’re clean – you can be in danger. And if the worst happens, there’s nowhere you can turn.\”

    And yes, it’s true. The International Standards Organisation wants your submission:

    Technical Committees
    ISO/PC 325
    Sex toys – Design and safety requirements for products in direct contact with genitalia, the anus, or both

    The key attribute of an effective toy, as everyone knows, is that it scare off door-knocking Sunday morning pests. Warning: not safe for work.

  208. Shy Ted

    I think I’m able to put the Dark Emu debate to rest. I quote from Pirate Pete’ latest tome, James Cook, The Story Behind the Man who Mapped the World.
    “After dropping anchor in Botany Bay I ordered the men quiet. We listened. Those with the best hearing were able to detect the sounds of grain mills exactly the same as in my native Yorkshire. Only from the crows nest and with an eyeglass could we see smoke rising from what seemed to be factory chimneys. We had found a civilisation which we debated could be superior to out own.
    Some hours later after landing and walking a short way on a eucalyptus boardwalk we were delighted to find a choice of tea, coffee and cake shops. After so long at sea the men fancied tea and scones but the problem came with payment, our gold and silver coins not being legal tender in this new land.
    A friendly native directed us to the local bank but, alas, it was Saturday and closed. There was a little shop in the main street which converted currency but the exchange rate was rubbish so we agreed to return on Monday at 9.30am when the bank reopened. Just our luck it was a Bank Holiday!”

    Dark Emu deniers repent!

  209. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Another “libertarian” then.’
    ‘Is lying an anti-libertarian value?’
    ‘I’m a conservative’

    Staring me in the face all this time. I feel like Whatsisname in Scooby Doo, ripping the mask off a tied-up villain with a smoking hot redhead beside me. ‘Now, let’s see who you really are….’

    *rip* *gasp*

    ‘Fools! And I would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for you larping spergs!!!!!’

  210. mh

    areff
    #3250580, posted on December 3, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Alternatively people can get on board No Dildo December.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Ted, you left out the Welcome to Country with the gumleaves smouldering in an artisan stainless steel brazier.

  212. Knuckle Dragger

    Gold, Ted.

    Gold.

  213. Val Majkus

    The MBDP convoy moved through Murrumbateman yesterday. A long line of vehicles with angry farmers in them.I was in a line of cars trying to cross the Barton Highway every now and then one of the convoy would slow down and allow a couple of cars across, I only had to wait about ten minutes.

    pity doesn’t seem to have made it to the mainstream news. it’s not only the MDBP which urgently needs a rethink; it’s also water trading.

  214. johanna

    Gotta hand it to WA – the public sector never disappoints, decade in, decade out:

    Court told top public executive’s alleged corruption may total up to $25 million
    Related Story: Assistant director general arrested over $2.5m public sector corruption case

    WA Police have charged a third person over an alleged multi-million-dollar corruption scheme involving the state’s Department of Communities.

    A 45-year-old woman is facing nine charges of official corruption, stemming from the allegations previously laid against former senior public executive Paul Whyte and another man, Jacob Anthonisz.

    Mr Anthonisz and the woman are not public servants.

    Mr Whyte and Mr Anthonisz were originally charged with using fake invoices to fraudulently take $2.5 million in taxpayers’ money, but police later revealed in court the final amount allegedly stolen could be up to $25 million.

    As usual, politicians are blustering about how they will introduce new measures to prevent this from happening again. But, unless the WA rules are totally different from those in every other jurisdiction, proper enforcement would have prevented it. We see this again and again.

    Instead of enforcing the existing laws, they cover their failures by introducing new ones.

    And, for the benefit of our valued Sandgroper members, I am not singling out WA – the rest are no better – but they do tend to do things on a big scale. $25m in a single State department is quite a coup.

  215. Knuckle Dragger

    areff:

    ‘or glass that won’t break’

    What? Glass? Bloody hell.

    I mean, I’ve put on as many Batman suits as the next bloke, but glass? Might as well lube up a light globe and shove it up your quoit.

    Oh.

  216. Alternatively people can get on board No Dildo December.

    It will never get take off.

    Required for the plum pudding mix.

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And, for the benefit of our valued Sandgroper members, I am not singling out WA – the rest are no better – but they do tend to do things on a big scale. $25m in a single State department is quite a coup.

    Australia’s biggest corporate theft took place in the Wild West – Alan Bond trousered over a billion dollars worth of Bell Group shareholders funds.

  218. Snoopy

    I think I’m able to put the Dark Emu debate to rest. I quote from Pirate Pete’ latest tome, James Cook, The Story Behind the Man who Mapped the World.

    Let’s not forget the glasshouses Cook observed just north of current day Brisbane.

  219. areff

    I’ve put on as many Batman suits…

    Just don’t get done up as The Joker. VicPol will shoot you on sight.

  220. Tom

    On my 2020 shopping list:

    Many of the books about the Trump Administration rely on anonymous sources. Author and presidential historian Doug Wead wrote his newest book, “Inside Trump’s White House: The Real Story of His Presidency” after spending time with President Trump and his family.

    Interview here.

  221. feelthebern

    Trump into 2.25 on Ladbrokes.
    Was 2.38 a month ago.

  222. Val Majkus

    The Oz is now reporting on the convoy to Canberra and there’s a link there to other articles

  223. What happens when you confuse the Bamix with other powered toys.

  224. cohenite

    Top Ender
    #3250544, posted on December 3, 2019 at 9:12 am
    Interesting, but he’s got the numbers a bit out.
    Should be 300 years not 30.
    And instead of halving prison sentences, double them.
    Sentencing has several objectives, but when it comes to terrorism offences only one aim is appropriate: community protection. Compromising this objective for any other goal, such as rehabilitation, is breathtakingly misguided.
    It is for this reason the federal government should introduce a mandatory 30-year prison term for any adult convicted of a terrorism offence that involves killing or the attempted killing of another person.

    What he got wrong is the missing word: RoP, muzzies, is..m, sand monkeys, goat fuckers etc. That is the problem: RoP is incompatible with Western democracy. RoP should be banned but too late, that diseased, mad dog, frothing at the mouth shickle-shacker has well and truly got amongst us. Any public space now is a potential blood bath.

  225. feelthebern

    Terrorists are like peterfiles.
    They can not be rehabilitated.
    Ideally, terrorists should be put down.
    Ideally, peterfiles should be put on an island somewhere without telecommunication access for life.

  226. stackja

    The 1890s Depression RBA
    The depression, which saw real GDP fall 17 per cent over 1892 and 1893, and the accompanying financial crisis, which reached a peak in 1893, were the most severe in Australia’s history. The overextension of the 1880s property boom and its unravelling led to an abrupt collapse of private investment in the pastoral industry and urban development and a sharp pullback in public infrastructure investment. A fall-off in capital inflow from Britain, adverse movements in the terms of trade and drought in 1895 accentuated and prolonged the depression.

    The 1880s property boom was financed by rapid expansion in bank lending. In addition, many building societies and property finance companies, known as ‘land banks’, sprang up during the 1880s. The increased competition from such new entrants weakened banks’ prudential standards (Merrett 1989). While some recognition of this came in 1888, when the Associated Banks increased interest rates and adopted stricter capital standards, for many financial institutions the damage already done was too severe to be repaired (Boehm 1971).

    The collapse in property prices in 1889 led to a spate of building society failures in 1890. As it became clearer that the fall in property prices was not just a temporary fluctuation, the financial collapse spread to the land banks. As the number of failures and frauds grew, public confidence in financial institutions faltered, spreading the crisis to the institutions at the core of the financial system – banks that issued their own bank notes.

    Counting banks as any institution that called itself a bank and solicited public deposits, 54 of the 64 institutions operating in 1891 had closed by mid 1893; 34 of these closed permanently. Defining banks more narrowly, to exclude institutions more akin to building societies, only nine of 28 banks remained open continuously throughout the 1890s. Of the banks that suspended payment, six closed permanently (either failing outright or being taken over). Several of the banks that reopened were later taken over by stronger banks. At the height of the crisis in April and May 1893, the banks that suspended payment accounted for 56 per cent of deposits and 61 per cent of the note issue in the six Australian colonies (Butlin 1961a).

  227. cohenite

    C.L.
    #3250608, posted on December 3, 2019 at 10:29 am
    The Joe Biden hairy legs ‘n roaches video is now a cartoon:
    https://twitter.com/svenstoffels/status/1201576100461240326

    I really hope biden wins the nomination: he’s clearly the best of the demorats and Trump will have to confront what he may have been if he were senile, corrupt, sleazy, really weird and had real hair.

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