Open Forum: July 9, 2011

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1,345 Responses to Open Forum: July 9, 2011

  1. Gabrielle

    Sheridan has done himself proud, CL.

    The government’s carbon tax does not pass the commonsense test at any point. To call $8 billion in new taxes in the first year, and new government expenditure so great that it exceeds even the new tax intake, a “market-based mechanism” and economic reform just illustrates George Orwell’s insight that if you control the language, you can convince people that black is white and up is down.

  2. C.L.

    Modern America: woman protecting her daughter from molestation at airport thrown in jail.

    OFFICER: Mother used ‘very stern voice, quite a bit of attitude’…

  3. Gabrielle

    It’s not easy out there in the big world, competition is tough and only the best of the best make it…to kindergarten

    Now, the New York City Board of Education has set the bar to dangerous new heights. According to The New York Post, parents all over the Big Apple have been paying for tutoring services for their — sit down before you read any further — three-year-olds.

    I don’t know about you, but this strikes me as child abuse masquerading as early education. If three-year-olds were meant to sit at computer screens to memorize sample test questions and their correct answers, they’d be born with mini-iPads attached to their tiny fingers.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/07/13/kindergarten-nightmare-grips-nyc-parents/

  4. JC

    Gab

    That shit has been going on there for ages with the private kindergartens. They had kinda kids sitting fucking IQ tests of one sort or another. My kids were subjected to that crap.

    NYC kids are the most crammed kids in the world. If the kid’s thick, even at the age of 3, they won’t take him or her in at a kinda.

  5. JC

    Cl

    You really seem to hate what’s going on at US airports. It’s all to avoid the appearance of profiling.

  6. JC

    No shit sherlock.

    Bernanke: U.S. default would cause ‘major crisis’

  7. Capitalist Piggy

    If you have any money you “don’t need” it belongs to the government:

    “And I do not want, and I will not accept, a deal in which I am asked to do nothing, in fact, I’m able to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional income that I don’t need, while a parent out there who is struggling to figure out how to send their kid to college suddenly finds that they’ve got a couple thousand dollars less in grants or student loans.”
    The Prez

  8. Capitalist Piggy

    Paul v Bernanke:

    Ron Paul: Do you believe that gold is money?
    Bernanke: (pause) No.
    Ron Paul: Why do central banks hold gold?
    Bernanke: It is an asset, like Treasuries. They’re not money.
    Ron Paul: Why hold gold, and not diamonds?
    Bernanke: Oh, tradition, I suppose.

  9. .

    That testing is a load of fucking crap.

  10. dover_beach

    Too funny:

    The German government wants to encourage the construction of new coal and gas power plants with millions of euros from a fund for promoting clean energy and combating climate change.

    Funding for the initiative is limited to five percent of the energy and climate change fund’s annual expenditure between 2013 and 2016.

    Annual funding for the new plants could total more than €160 million per year between 2013 and 2014 alone, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported on Wednesday.

    H/T: WUWT

  11. dover_beach

    On the Russian heat wave and AGW:

    July surface temperatures for the region impacted by the 2010 Russian heat wave show no significant warming trend over the prior 130-year period from 1880-2009

    a linear trend calculation yields a total temperature change over the 130 years of -0.1°C.

    no significant difference exists between July temperatures over western Russia averaged for the last 65 years (1945-2009) versus the prior 65 years (1880-1944)

    there is also no clear indication of a trend toward increasing warm extremes.

    In summary, the analysis of the observed 1880-2009 time series shows that no statistically significant long-term change is detected in either the mean or variability of western Russia July temperatures, implying that for this region an anthropogenic climate change signal has yet to emerge above the natural background variability.

    Dole, R., Hoerling, M., Perlwitz, J., Eischeid, J., Pegion, P., Zhang, T., Quan, X.-W., Xu, T. and Murray, D. 2011. Was there a basis for anticipating the 2010 Russian heat wave? Geophysical Research Letters 38: 10.1029/2010GL046582.

    H/T, again: WUWT.

  12. C.L.

    The left’s continuing war on science:

    Greenpeace attacks Canberra GM wheat crop and concerns over links to Monsanto.

    GREENPEACE activists have attacked a genetically modified wheat crop being grown at a CSIRO experimental station in Canberra.

    The group says the trial crop is part of a secret experiment which will involve human feeding trials later this year.

    Greenpeace said two of its members used whipper snippers to remove the wheat from a CSIRO site at Ginninderra in Canberra’s north early yesterday morning.

  13. No Worries

    Whipper snippers ? But think of the carbon.

  14. C.L.

    Heh. Yeah, why didn’t they use scythes or hedge clippers?

    I guess that would have resembled work.

  15. C.L.

    Facebook mouse murder lands woman in court.

    A young woman who allegedly filmed herself hacking off a mouse’s head and then posted the footage on Facebook will front court later this week.

    Of course, if an abortionist had decapitated her unborn baby… no problemo.

  16. No Worries

    Yeah, why didn’t they use scythes or hedge clippers?

    If they really wanted to avoid work, they would of course use Roundup. But unfortunately that beneficial product is manufactured by Monsanto.

  17. JC

    This is a surprise. The two most left wing Demolition senators are calling for an investigation.

    Senator Boxer and Rockefeller Call For Newscorp Investigation

    How about they call for an investigation of the Demolition party under Racketeering Act.

  18. JC

    NYTimes

    G.O.P.’s No-Tax Stance Is Outside Political Mainstream
    By NATE SILVER

    The poll?

    Preferences for spending cuts vs tax increases to reduce the deficit.

    Only with spending cuts 20
    Mostly with sopending cuts 30
    Equally with spending cuts and tax increases 32
    Mostly with tax increases 7
    Only with tax increases 4

    Total Only/mostly with spending cuts 50

    Total Only/mostly with tax increases 11

    Have I gone stupid or headline doesn’t fit the poll result. In fact the opposite is the case.

  19. JC

    Greens leader Bob Brown takes aim at Murdoch empire.

    He’s become so flamboyant since becoming the senior alliance party and deputy PM.

    Senator Brown said his call for an inquiry was not revenge over an alleged campaign by News Limited papers against the Greens.

    “With press freedom comes responsibility.”

    Fuck off Bob.

  20. JC

    Delusional or what

    But Obama said he wouldn’t do the debt-limit increase incrementally and that he would veto a short-term bill.

    “That’s when he got very agitated,” Cantor told reporters.

    “Obama lit him up. Cantor sat in stunned silence,” said an official in the meeting. “It was incredible. If the public saw Obama he would win in a landslide.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58937_Page2.html#ixzz1S2ceqGtF

  21. C.L.

    It begins, reports the ABC quietly:

    Carbon tax scammers target pensioner.

    Criminals are seeking to profit from the Federal Government’s carbon tax, with a pensioner targeted by a scammer north of Sydney

    The pensioner at Port Stephens, in the Hunter Valley, was called and told she was to receive $5,000 compensation for the new tax.

    New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts says the woman was then asked if she wanted to receive her payment via cheque or direct deposit.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    It’s indisputable that Australia has been turned into a festering leftist crap heap. However, there are a few worse places on earth – Canada.

    What a toilet of a country.

  23. Infidel Tiger

    New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts says the woman was then asked if she wanted to receive her payment via cheque or direct deposit.

    Say what you will about Australia and my thoughts are clear, but we do have a very able and hard working criminal class.

  24. JC

    No yelling at Obama today

    Demands Jay Carney WH press secretary.

  25. C.L.

    Obama sounds like he’s cracking up.

    “Obama lit him up. Cantor sat in stunned silence,” said an official in the meeting. “It was incredible. If the public saw Obama he would win in a landslide.”

    LOL.

  26. JC

    you gotta freaking laugh. If old jell-0 himself is calling Obozo Jell-o Obozo must be close to being a gas.

    In a meeting with a small group of reporters in his Capitol Hill office this morning, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, criticized President Obama and White House officials for their lack of resolve in negotiations.

    “Dealing with them the last couple months has been like dealing with Jell-o,” Boehner said. “Some days it’s firmer than others. Sometimes it’s like they’ve left it out over night.”

    Boehner explained that talks broke down over the weekend because, he said, the president backed off entitlement reforms so much from Friday to Saturday, “It was Jell-o; it was damn near liquid.”

    “By Saturday, they’d spent the previous day and a half just going backwards” on reforming entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    The only thing they’ve been firm on is these damn tax increases,” the Speaker said.

  27. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has announced that it is dropping its planned bid to take full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

    A JC paraphrase from last week “so someone hacked a phone. It’ll be investigated. No biggie.”

    Followed up by: “What a brilliant strategy – close NOTW! Take that, Lefties.”

    What a maroon.

  28. C.L.

    A more honest and amusing account of Obama getting OWNED by Cantor at Ace’s:

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/318768.php

    Check out what the Great Negotiator said:

    “Eric, don’t call my bluff,” Rep. Cantor claims the President told him…

    Ace:

    Pro tip…don’t tell people you’re bluffing.

    And then like a teenage girl whose parents just don’t understand her, he ran away in a huff.

  29. Infidel Tiger

    News shares are up 5% today, Steve.

  30. JC

    Yes stave it was a brilliant strategy.

    He closed down the entity that looked like being problematic.

    All there’s left now is the Guardian and the UK Labor calling for “inquiries”.
    “Inquiries” Lol.

    It’s a left wing beat up because Murdoch’s papers hurts them and causes them a great deal of pain.

    Anyways, you promised to stay away for a week or two. So get lost.

  31. JC

    oops… Not Stave.. Should be Steve.. Typo.. But I may leave as Stave from now on.

  32. C.L.

    Notice how Steve didn’t comment on revelations that ABC executives have been caught trying to fix that tender process? Even Fatso Roxon dobbed them in to Cabinet.

    Hi Alan, I’m a dedicated Liberal voter and passionate supporter of a free press. It’s hard for me to say this but as a long-term watcher of Gardening Australia I must reluctantly defend the ABC’s possible criminality as no biggie.

  33. Infidel Tiger

    Why’s Stove getting all upset about fellow lefty and global warming believer Rupe anyway?

  34. JC

    News Corporation
    (Public, NASDAQ:NWSA) Watch this stock

    15.93
    +0.58 (3.78%)

    OMG, Despite all this the stock went up.

    Stave, the stock went up because be pulled the bid on $12 billion that investors thought was too risky at the moment.

    Everyone is starting to see this as a left wing beatup and investors don’t give a shit anymore.

    It’s over for the most part.

  35. C.L.

    Little known GOP presidential hopeful, Mr Jen Eric Republican, now leads Obama 48 to 43.

  36. My theory, IT, is that Rupert has had a change of heart on AGW but has said as much only to his minions. I think this is as an good explanation as any of the schizo coverage of the topic in the Australian, and his evident lack of concern about the coverage it gets at Fox News too.

  37. Infidel Tiger

    Name one of Rupe’s papers that runs an anti-AGW line, Stove? Every single paper owned by News is on the AGW bandwagon. Just because he also employs Bolt doesn’t change that.

  38. No Worries

    I may leave as Stave from now on

    I prefer sob which stands for steve of brisbane, of course.

  39. Gabrielle

    Gillard on national Press Club, if you can stomach watching it.

  40. Infidel Tiger

    and his evident lack of concern about the coverage it gets at Fox News too.

    Steve, no one in the US outside of a few hardcore socialists like Obama gives a continental about AGW. You’d probably be sent to Bellevue Mental Hospital for bringing it up.

  41. C.L.

    Steve, no comment on the ABC tender fixing, the warmist left’s attack on the CSIRO, Rudd’s new Julia-baiting, Gillard’s vox pop debacle?

    What’s the matter, buddy? Cat got your tongue? 😉

  42. JC

    Stave says:

    I think this is as an good explanation as any of the schizo coverage of the topic in the Australian, and his evident lack of concern about the coverage it gets at Fox News too.

    Greg Sheridan:

    I lived in Washington in August and September and read three newspapers and watched a lot of news bulletins each day. I cannot remember a single mention, ever, of the US greenhouse reduction target. It has no traction in US politics.

    has it ever occurred to you stave, you moron that if they pestered their audience with AGW swill by having the equivalent of a Tim Flannery on Fox would lose its audience?

    Americans don’t give a flyer about AGW.

  43. JC

    My Kid came back for the holidays. Recently observed…

    Dad, what’s all this global warming thing going on here. You hardly ever hear about it in America.

  44. Infidel Tiger

    The only people who care less about AGW than Americans are the Chinese, Indians and Brazilians.

  45. C.L.

    Lambert posts lengthy, angry post attacking…

    …cartoonist Spooner of the Age.

    Coming soon: Ginger Meggs on the payroll of Big Oil. Andy Capp seen with Viscount Monckton.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    In fairness Australians don’t give a shit about AGW either, which is why we are outraged that the blood nut in chief is foistering a tax on us under false pretences.

  47. C.L.

    Dad, what’s all this global warming thing going on here. You hardly ever hear about it in America.

    True, as Sheridan points out today:

    I lived in Washington in August and September and read three newspapers and watched a lot of news bulletins each day. I cannot remember a single mention, ever, of the US greenhouse reduction target. It has no traction in US politics.

    Nobody cares.

  48. JC

    I mentioned the post by science loving Lambert yesterday. He’s gone up market now, attacking the science of cartooning.

    He’s such a freaking little moron.

  49. C.L.

    Oops. JC already quoted Shero.

  50. CL, I thought you might be more interested in the Deltoid post – linking to Tamino’s detailed post – about IPA member Bob Carter’s patently absurd and dishonest graph fiddling in his recent lectures.

  51. C.L.

    Hey, that fat lady paid to scoff tucker online isn’t a taxeater, at least. She’s unleashed the great entrepreneurial spirit of America to keep bread (and cupcakes and uncooked buffalo legs) on her table. Would that Christine Nixon had thought more carefully about where her true talents laid.

  52. JC

    From Stave’s Tamino Link:

    For one thing, Carter goes to some length to claim that the surface temperature record (according to institutions like NASA GISS) is unreliable. In fact he implies that it’s downright useless. Yet he also states that the satellite record is reliable (and he uses the version from UAH). Which makes me wonder — if the satellite record is so reliable but the surface record is so useless, why do they agree so closely?

    Hey Stave, did you wonder… if the two records are similar, as Tammy says they are, then why does this idiot Tamino care if Carter is using the Sat charts? Who cares then other than you or Tammy?

    You’re so freaking dense Stave.

  53. C.L.

    This would have sunk Gillard’s negotiations with the Greens and ‘independents’:

    The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has approved measures to stop delegates bringing briefcases of cash to meetings, in an attempt to prevent cash-for-votes scandals.

    Whaling commission bans suitcases of cash.

  54. JC

    From an earlier link:

    The left’s continuing war on science:

    Greenpeace attacks Canberra GM wheat crop and concerns over links to Monsanto.

    GREENPEACE activists have attacked a genetically modified wheat crop being grown at a CSIRO experimental station in Canberra.

    The group says the trial crop is part of a secret experiment which will involve human feeding trials later this year.

    Greenpeace said two of its members used whipper snippers to remove the wheat from a CSIRO site at Ginninderra in Canberra’s north early yesterday morning.

    This scum are attempting to damage our food supply. These actions are basically terrorist like attacks and they should be treated in the same way we treat AQ.

    Geeenpeace needs to be investigated for acts of terror and dealt in exactly the same way.

  55. Infidel Tiger

    Greenpeace have admitted doing it. Why aren’t the directors in a holding cell right now awaiting a public flogging?

  56. No Worries

    Interesting.
    FMG is going accept Yuan as settlement for contracts, and for buying stuff.

    HSBC has predicted that within the next five years, half of China’s trade with emerging countries will be settled in yuan, making it one of the top three trading currencies in the world.

  57. C.L.

    Imagine if somebody had chainsawed some computers at the ANU’s climate ‘science’ HQ. Would there be anything else in the news for weeks? Abbott would of course be blamed. But here we have warmenist Greens launching a terrorist assault on the country’s premier science agency and what do we hear?

    Nothing, of course.

  58. This scum are attempting to damage our food supply. These actions are basically terrorist like attacks and they should be treated in the same way we treat AQ.

    You’ll get blisters where you don’t want them if you don’t slow down, JC.

  59. JC

    Worries

    Really? First it has to float. That means that the global banking system has to accept delivery exposure with Chinese banks which at this stage are not Basle compliant.

    Secondly a float means the Chinese regime would accept two way movement in the capital account. i want to see that first.

  60. JC

    It will happen stave. When the conservative government is returned to power those actions wont be tolerated in the same way they are with the Greens/ALP Alliance.

  61. C.L.

    OMG. Gillard turns on the teary blubbing routine at the Press Club.

    Did she have the Aussie flag with her this time?

  62. Infidel Tiger

    There’sa fair case to be made that either Gillard is mentally unstable flake or she is a mendacious lying cow.

  63. Oh yes, let’s forget the Attack of the Shaky Headwobbles that make the alternative Prime Minister look like he was having a stroke.

    Gillard is personally performing well under pressure; no doubt about it.

  64. Infidel Tiger

    Is Tony Abbott Superman?

    Not content with making Gillard bleed like a stuck pig, he appears to have fatally wounded the Eastern Suburbs Ego:

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/liberal-colleagues-turn-on-malcolm-turnbull-over-his-bitter-mindset/story-fn59niix-1226094524004

  65. Infidel Tiger

    Gillard is personally performing well under pressure; no doubt about it.

    For a wowser you sure take a lot of drugs.

  66. Oh, her 5 minute TV address (I only saw a little of it) was too mannered; I’ll give you that.

    But her performance on Q&A was strong; she appeared completely relaxed on 7PM project, and did OK around the women at the shopping centre yesterday.

  67. JC

    ….she appeared completely relaxed on 7PM project,

    With a bunch of comedians?

    “Hi, Alan, Stave from Brisbane again. Alan as a life long liberal supporter, I have to say that Julia preformed really well on that hard hitting show 7Pm Project”

    You really are a fucking moron.

  68. Infidel Tiger

    If she called an election she wouldn’t have to suffer so much incivility from the plebs. Until then I hope she is harangued from sun up to sun down and then some.

  69. I’m wasting time here again. Must go.

    I mainly came here to laugh at you JC, for your wildly ignorant and premature comments on how the phone hacking scandal was nothing serious.

  70. JC

    I mainly came here to laugh at you JC, for your wildly ignorant and premature comments on how the phone hacking scandal was nothing serious.

    Stave, it was a left wing beat up, with a bunch of envious lefties trying to take down News Corp. Not gunna work.

    The journalists that did the hacking should be sent to jail if they are found guilty in the same way the Ghordian ought to have those standards applied over wikileaks and the NYTimes for leaking seriously damaging intel during the Iraqi war.

    Now piss off like you promised.

  71. C.L.

    FMD. Mass produce the brown shirts:

    Canberra press pack rally around Gillard.

    Mark Riley of Channel 7 asks Gillard about the “responsibilities” that journalists such as he have not to whip up anger against the Government.

  72. Infidel Tiger

    Laura Tingle of the Financial Review asks Gillard at the National Press Club if it’s time the Government had tougher rules on who was a “fit and proper” holder of a licence to publish.

    That question should automatically disqualify her as a “fit and proper” person to be a journo.

  73. Why doesn’t this blog just save time and become fully merged with Bolt’s?

    (OK, really off now….)

  74. JC

    Why don’t you merge yours with LP or shiny’s? At least you’d get more readership and people that agree with you

    So yea, finally. Piss off.

  75. C.L.

    Take home story of the day:

    Abbott makes girl cry.

    Unfit to lead.

  76. JC

    Mark Riley of Channel 7 asks Gillard about the “responsibilities” that journalists such as he have not to whip up anger against the Government.

    God he’s a suck hole.

  77. C.L.

    Hey, remember when Gillard cried about the four workers she and Rudd got killed during the home incineration debacle? And the 53 asylum seekers their policy got killed at Christmas Island?

    Me neither.

  78. jtfsoon

    In defence of steve, his blog is vastly better reading than LP or the Hobbit. Plus he writes better too.

  79. JC

    Laura Tingle of the Financial Review asks Gillard at the National Press Club if it’s time the Government had tougher rules on who was a “fit and proper” holder of a licence to publish.

    lol… Laura, sweetheart… you can’t prevent economic laws from taking their proper course. In your case it means your employer is slowly going bankrupt principally because it hires third raters like you. There’s no amount of licensing that will keep Fairfax from the administrators and no amount of sucking up to an extremely unpopular PM will change that.

  80. JC

    Could be true Jase, which means it would be a win win if he merged with LP or Shiny.

    At the very least he’d help Shiny with his appalling written articulation. I dunno how he’d help LP. Perhaps he’d simmer down Brian’s bad horror movie scripts. Brian seems scared 24/7 these days. Everything frightens him.

  81. Infidel Tiger

    Brian seems scared 24/7 these days. Everything frightens him.

    Steve would use shock therapy: Diney movies and buttplugs to snap him out of it.

  82. JC

    Diney movies and buttplugs to snap him out of it

    Science based homeopathy

  83. Token

    What a surprise, who would’ve thought Tingle is a big government, over regulation type?

    What here next bright idea? Legislating businesses to read the turgid ill informed rubbish she excretes?

  84. Pedro the Ignorant

    Mark Riley of Channel 7 asks Gillard about the “responsibilities” that journalists such as he have not to whip up anger against the Government.

    Why has this sycophantic spiv still got a job?
    Talk about nailing your colours to the mast.

  85. JC

    Abbott, should have uppercut him for the doctored video he tried to peddle.

    He would have been forgiven by the punters and his popularity polls would be much higher.

  86. jtfsoon

    this is scary stuff. this is why you particularly want to remind people of the presumption of innocence when it comes to ‘online crimes’ and don’t want Police SWAT teams acting like yahoos

    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/im-going-to-kill-you-neighbour-from-hell-hacker-gets-18-years-jail-20110714-1hfb9.html

  87. C.L.

    Greens back terror tactics against scientists:

    ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury used to work for Greenpeace and says he is not surprised the group has taken such action.

    “It’s always very controversial these sorts of actions, but you have to stand up for what you believe in sometimes,” he said.

    “Greenpeace has clearly formed a view that the best way to both draw attention to this issue and to potentially protect the human food chain in Australia is to take this action.”

  88. Token

    In typical style, of the conga line in our media Riley is trying to suck up to our Carbon overlords before they set up their ministry of truth.

  89. dover_beach

    The perps should be charged for criminal damage and Greenpeace sued.

  90. jtfsoon

    The Greenpeace protestors should be forced to work off their debt building roads and highways

  91. JC

    I think Macquarie Airports (MAp) is redoing the Sydney runways. They could chain gang the freaking pricks to work on them while the planes are taking off and landing…. especially when the 747’s are taking off and landing.

  92. JC

    Oh she’s crying…. how sad.

    JULIA Gillard showed rare emotion today as she defended her carbon tax – and her prime ministership – from community outcry and personal attack.

    Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra, the Prime Minister attempted to make a virtue of the difficulty of her position, saying nothing good ever came easy.

    The reason she’s putting on the water works is to illicit sympathy. Not going to work. In fact it makes her more unpopular, as people see right through that especially the other gals.

  93. jtfsoon

    while I would normally prescribe 100 strokes of the rattan, we’re talking about Green activists here. that sort of shit would probably turn them on.

  94. C.L.

    Commenter at The Australian unsympathetic to blubbing Julia:

    In the past you have given as much as you’ve got inside parliament, & I recall you saying to Tony Abbott upon assuming the Prime Ministership in the parliament “game on”. It’s on, and it’s up to you to show your mettle.

    You don’t get to have a girl moment.

  95. JC

    What a big bawling Mary. you know what made the cry? This. She ruined a great political party.

  96. Infidel Tiger

    Who does she think she is, Bob Hawke?

    Only yard glass skolling record holders can cry in Australia.

  97. C.L.

    Folks make fun of Obama’s warning to Cantor:

    “Don’t call my bluff.”

  98. Token

    Shock horror, it seems like the US has an oversensitive drama queen in charge as well.

    Really, how pathetic.

  99. JC

    IT

    She’s only bawling because she’s getting the shit kicked out of her in the polls, otherwise she’d be all smiles.

    hey, where’s stave from brisbane?

    hey Stave, she looks mighty comfortable now, yea? LOl

    You idiot.

  100. Infidel Tiger

    Thank God she never met Clinton!

  101. C.L.

    Backwoodsman Bubba gets first glimpse of down-home Gillardian bottom.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    That ole poonhound could have created quite the diplomatic incident with our Jules.

  103. Rafe

    9 am in Tel Aviv. Recalling the stopover in Seoul at the Inchon Hiatt a km from the airport. It is on the edge of a major shopping and commercial precinct that is mostly under construction – thought of the folk in North Korea who are eating bark of the trees. Someone put up the picture of Korea at night to get a glimplse of our Green future (no lights at night in the North).

    Amazing find, a shop selling Aussi fish and chips and beer with a Sydney readio station broadcasting! Will post a link to a photo when downloading is organized.

  104. Capitalist Piggy

    Hey Rafe,

    Did you see that Hutt’s “Theory of Idle Resources” is now available for download?

  105. Infidel Tiger

    Jeepers. If you thought the Australian Medical Association were nannyist arseclowns, get a load of the American M.A:

    Take fat kids away from their parents.

  106. jtfsoon

    hahahaha! Hell’s Angels in Australia fall victim to the nanny state too

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/bikies-under-fire-clubhouse-a-safety-risk-20110714-1hfgy.html

    Imagine if something like this happened in an episode of Sons of Anarchy

  107. C.L.

    I did not have sex truck with that woman lie…

    Clinton and Gillard really would get on well:

    I meant what I said at the time, PM says of no carbon tax promise.

  108. dover_beach

    Clay would have a word with Tig who would have a word with the inspector and the issue would be quickly forgotten; that’s how I imagine it anyway, Jason.

  109. Infidel Tiger

    Sons of Anarchy any good?

  110. JC

    Anyone wanna bet these two questions:

    Mark Riley of Channel 7 asks Gillard about the “responsibilities” that journalists such as he have not to whip up anger against the Government.

    Laura Tingle of the Financial Review asks Gillard at the National Press Club if it’s time the Government had tougher rules on who was a “fit and proper” holder of a licence to publish.

    …….weren’t orchestrated beforehand with these two lightweights and Duck Bum’s office. I’d put decent money they were.

  111. daddy dave

    Murdoch should not have closed NOTW. You know what the News of the World scandal demonstrates?

    Never show weakness to your enemies. They’re closing in now for the kill.

  112. Infidel Tiger

    Never show weakness to your enemies.

    Too right. No retreat, no surrender.

  113. dover_beach

    Sons of Anarchy any good?

    It’s very good. And it gets better the further into the series you get.

  114. Fleeced

    Riley’s full question:

    I think a few of us have been reflecting on this in the last few weeks and certainly in the last couple of days, very sharply, on our responsibilities. When we see a gentleman in Gladstone trying to encourage people to take up arms against the government, a woman in Melbourne being shoved out of a public meeting and harassed down the street to tears, you confronted in a shopping centre by people screaming and Liberal Party members calling you liar and then a radio station coming here and broadcasting all day on the first day back of Parliament to whip climate change opposers into a frenzy. How do you see our responsibility and the way that we should be reporting this matter?

  115. Fleeced

    …orchestrated beforehand with these two lightweights and Duck Bum’s office. I’d put decent money they were.

    I’m inclined to agree, given this announcement less than an hour later.

  116. JC

    Dad

    As far as i can tell it was too far gone to recover . The top to down were drowning in that illegal stuff and the newsroom was in on it. He had no choice to close it down and the decision shows that he won’t fuck around if there’s bad shit going on.

    They tried the same thing by suggesting The Sun had done it to Brown and the miserable fucker immediately came out attacking the Sun without a shred of evidence.

    Well it so happened The Sun obtained all the confidential information from a blowin… some member of the public that just walked in…. consequently that Guardian attack never went anywhere and Brown got back into the shade simmering at his defeat. Always the loser.

    It appears all the other subs are clean, so it’s a one off rogue operation.

    In any event it appears he may want to finally split the company between the papers and digital which at first blush looks like a good thing.

    It’s a lefty beat up. The NOTW was neither left or right, it was just a tit paper with salacious stories and scandals some people like to read.

    The entire thing was an attack against Murdoch because he hurts the left. His papers and Fox cause them deep pain.

    My other bet today is that this gives the leftie judge an opportunity to arrive at a judgement against Bolt and the end result will be that it goes to the High court.

  117. Never show weakness to your enemies. They’re closing in now for the kill.

    On the PBS Newshour today rumours of 9/11 family members phones being hacked. If that turns out to be true Murdoch will be one of the most hated people in the USA. Doesn’t matter what face he puts up, if that is true he’s fucked.

  118. Fleeced

    Sons of Anarchy is a soapy, but with violence. Not worth your time. Treacher once humorously summarised season 3

  119. JC

    On the PBS Newshour today rumours of 9/11 family members phones being hacked. If that turns out to be true Murdoch will be one of the most hated people in the USA.

    Yep.. it would, but where’s the evidence?

  120. Infidel Tiger

    This is humour.

    At the bottom of the page Fairfax asks its readers who they would prefer as Opposition Leader.

  121. Fleeced

    lol… it’s funny how the only people that want Turnbull to lead the Libs are those who would never vote Liberal in a million years anyway.

  122. Yep.. it would, but where’s the evidence?

    Same way they found it in Britain. Once people are aware to the possibility their private life has been invaded they are much more likely to put 2+2 together. It probably won’t turn out to be true but the problem Murdoch now faces is that all his newspapers will be very actively watched and investigated.

  123. Myrrdin Seren

    Oh Dear God,

    Not only when Skynet goes live will it become self-aware, it will know how to deliver the ultimatum:

    “My words are backed with nuclear weapons !”

    Computer learns language by playing games
    By basing its strategies on the text of a manual, a computer infers the meanings of words without human supervision.

    “learning to play “Civilization,” a computer game in which the player guides the development of a city into an empire across centuries of human history. When the researchers augmented a machine-learning system so that it could use a player’s manual to guide the development of a game-playing strategy, its rate of victory jumped from 46 percent to 79 percent. ”

    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/language-from-games-0712.html

    Now – all we need these poindexters to do is teach apes to play Civ with Skynet – are we are toast.

  124. Gabrielle

    Just a tad hypocritical for Fairfax to attack Murdoch Ltd when The Age was caught hacking into ALP database before the state election, You know the database containing private information on every Victorian voter.

    Remember the huge outcry over that? Someone remind me ’cause I don’t recall much about it at all.

    Moral of the story: It’s perfectly acceptable for left-wing journos to hack into computers.

  125. JC

    Lol

    Obozo, what a fucking moron of a president.

    US more unpopular in the Arab world than under Bush

    http://www.salon.com/news/middle_east/index.html?story=/opinion/greenwald/2011/07/13/arabs

  126. dover_beach

    Sons of Anarchy is a soapy, but with violence. Not worth your time.

    Father, forgive them,…..

  127. jtfsoon

    Sons of Anarchy is a soapy, but with violence. Not worth your time.

    Someone has been stealing steve from brisbane’s estrogen

  128. Fleeced

    Someone has been stealing steve from brisbane’s estrogen

    Hey, I’m not the one who likes watching the soap. You Bronies enjoy your little show!

    FTR, I didn’t actually complain about the violence… 🙂

  129. C.L.

    Mark Riley of Channel 7 asks Gillard about the “responsibilities” that journalists such as he have not to whip up anger against the Government.

    Hard-hitting question.

    This, literally, is the type of ‘question’ that ‘journalists’ from Pravda used to ‘ask’ at ‘press conferences.’

  130. Gabrielle

    There’s none of that honest/hard-hitting questioning going on in China or North Korea either.

    You get what you vote for. And for those who decided to cast informal – applies to you too.

  131. JC

    I wonder if Riley was self aware when asking the question that was obviously set up between himself and Duck Bum’s office?

    Does Matt Riley recall, he doctored an Abbott Video in an attempt to slander him in the most disgusting way and leaving out the context of the Abbott comments to suggest something else?

    Is that ethical, Riley you gutter snipe?

  132. Tal

    Imagine the uproar if someone was to throw at her?

  133. Gabrielle

    You don’t understand, JC. Riley’s job is to attack Abbott/Conservatives on all fronts – staged or real – but only ask Gillard soft-serve questions that are really a lead-in for her spin. All the lefy journos are the same.

    Riley is just a different shade of despicable to the rest.

  134. Tim Quilty

    Oh Dear God,

    Not only when Skynet goes live will it become self-aware, it will know how to deliver the ultimatum:

    “My words are backed with nuclear weapons !

    From the comments thread…

    Bit of a tangent, but I’m curious about which victory conditions the AI tended towards. I’m hoping it was space colonization and not world domination

  135. C.L.

    On the PBS Newshour today rumours of 9/11 family members phones being hacked. If that turns out to be true Murdoch will be one of the most hated people in the USA. Doesn’t matter what face he puts up, if that is true he’s fucked.

    That depends. I’d want to know what information they were after and why. For example, at various stages there have been fairly strained stand-offs between victims and emergency responders – over against governments. I recall at least one charge that the Obama Administration had cherry-picked amenable victims for photo-ops and presidential meet ‘n greets, with troublesome critics blackballed. There may have been a story of state wrongdoing in play.

    The hacking is illegal. The idea that victims’ groups are sancrosanct from the scrutiny of a free (even offensive) press is bullshit. In this country, we’ve recently discovered that various asylum seeker ‘victims’ – wretched, abandoned ‘boys’ according to the ABC/Fairfax/ALP (BIRM) – are in fact men in their 20s playing the role.

    The various ‘inquiries’ being launched or advocated around the world regarding NOTW are, of course, massive overkill. And this is always the left’s Achilles’ Heel. They can never help themselves in this respect. They always turn the Outrageous! Outrage! dial to eleventy zillion. This will be their undoing. The Appleby Principle says you never hold an inquiry unless you know everything that will come out, let alone several inquiries. Anyone want to take bets that Murdoch doesn’t have some dirt on BBC/Guardian/NYT journalists and politicians from all parties?

    The whole ‘scandal’ is far – far – less serious than the pink batts/home incineration catastrophe, for which not one bureaucrat or politician has been investigated of sacked.

    What left-wing scum like Bob Brown (and apparently his deputy, Julia Blubbard, sorry – Gillard) are doing is using a relatively minor scandal (for which laws exist for punishment already) to shut down a truly free press and criminalise non-leftist opinion and speech. We have already seen the chilling precursors in the silencing of Monckton and the police state attack on Andrew Bolt. Even the ALP’s new party scientist, Ian “Chubby” Chubb, has called for the banning (effectively) of any opinion that contradicts the warmening cult. In fact, in all of my years as a politics junkie I don’t recall three national leaders appearing at the National Press Club and arguing for the silencing of free speech. But that’s just what Brown and Chubbie did and it’s what Gillard said she was sympathetic to today.

    When Monckton mentions fascism, it isn’t rhetoric. It is, increasingly, reality.

  136. That depends. I’d want to know what information they were after and why

    Irrelevant to me. If they did the same they can go to hell. I know many people here think the sun shines out of Rupert’s ass but I don’t give a shit about the mainstream media. Their reputation is their problem and I certainly wouldn’t waste my time defending any MSM outlet.

    The news report I mentioned is being widely replicated and will be subject to further analysis. I actually don’t think the media would be so stupid as to do what has been claimed but then again they were stupid enough in the Britain so who knows?

  137. They always turn the Outrageous! Outrage! dial to eleventy zillion.

    Followed by:

    When Monckton mentions fascism, it isn’t rhetoric. It is, increasingly, reality.

    In toto, this is the stupidest comment you have made for, oh, at least a week.

  138. C.L.

    I know many people here think the sun shines out of Rupert’s ass.

    I don’t know one commenter here who likes him. It’s not about Murdoch. That’s the lefty hysteria. Apparently a few people in his huge media empire did the wrong thing. So what? Charge them and send them to trial. To say otherwise is to say that the ABC approves of child molestation because Bob Ellis wrote a column exonertaing its perpetrators. In fact, in that case, editorial approval really was forthcoming.

    If Bob Brown wants to launch an inquiry here it will be interesting to explore the unseen connections between GetUp! and the ALP, Mark Riley’s hit piece on Tony Abbott, the ABC’s attempt to fix a tender and whether it’s a good idea for the national broadcaster’s three main political programs being run by Labor staffers and wannabe Labor members of Parliament. It will also be necessary to investigate the prudence of a former left-wing Labor preselection candidate sitting in judgement on Andrew Bolt.

  139. Apparently a few people in his huge media empire did the wrong thing. So what? Charge them and send them to trial.

    What they will be looking for in Britain though CL is a more systemic practice being indicative of upper level approval. Given the number of incidents in Britain I find it hard to believe that editors were not savvy about what is going on.

    I think NOTW might just be the tip of the iceberg. If it does turn out to be systemic then I suspect the practice will be widespread in the media and not just News Ltd. If that turns out to be true all hell will break loose.

  140. C.L.

    Steve, silencing people (Monckton), charging them (Bolt), calling for the banning of opinions (Chubb) and calling for the policing of opinions (Brown) is fascism. I’d be worried if an amoral loser like you agreed with me, by the way. You’re vitually a one man correctness test. If Steve starts hand-waiving, you know you’re right.

  141. C.L.

    What they will be looking for in Britain though CL is a more systemic practice being indicative of upper level approval.

    Indicative of?

    You mean ‘proof,’ John, surely?

  142. You mean ‘proof,’ John, surely?

    Nah, just enough mud CL. That’s what counts in the world these days – mud.

  143. Capitalist Piggy

    “At the bottom of the page Fairfax asks its readers who they would prefer as Opposition Leader.”

    Latest results:

    Tony Abbott 15%
    Malcolm Turnbull 79%
    Other 6%

    Total votes: 20943

    Ends in 3 hrs.

  144. Capitalist Piggy

    The US branded hooligans by Putin (and he would know):

    „Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the US of hooliganism on Monday over the US government’s efforts to ease its financial problems by injecting hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy.

    “Thank God, or unfortunately, we do not print a reserve currency but what are they doing? They are behaving like hooligans, switching on the printing press and tossing them around the whole world, forgetting their main obligations,” Putin told a meeting of economic experts at the Russian Academy of Sciences.“

  145. C.L.

    That’s what counts in the world these days – mud.

    True.

    But it doesn’t always stick.

    The ‘women hate Abbott’ meme has died, for example. There’s a whole new audience out there and it gets its news from a variety of non-conventional sources.

  146. Gabrielle

    From Capital Circle this morning:

    Real-world feedback reflects the polls as Julia Gillard tries to sell her carbon tax to an angry public.

    Julia Gillard is spending the morning preparing for her National Press Club speech today. She has no further events scheduled.

    And tonight:

    PRIME Minister Julia Gillard says she will quote athlete Raelene Boyle when her battle to introduce a carbon tax is finished.

    “She reflected on that great call with Bruce McAvaney when she called the Cathy Freeman race,” Ms Gillard told a GetUp forum inside Parliament House in Canberra this evening.

    “What a relief, but what an amazing ambition for our country to have realised, particularly in an era where people talk us down every day as if we’re somehow not capable of reforming,” Ms Gillard said to a standing ovation.

    I just vomited.

  147. Louis Hissink

    Steve in Brisbane,

    You do understand what Fascism is, don’t you?

  148. Tal

    I ‘m borderline bulimic Gab

  149. C.L.

    LOL.

    Boyle didn’t call the race at all. McAvaney did.

    My transcript of Boyle, after the finish:

    What a relief. I don’t know whether this’ll be joy or relief for Cathy. Good on her. She’s done it. The last person to do it for Australia over 400 was Betty Cuthbert. Third in that race was Judy Pollock, another Australian. But Cathy has come through. She’s gunna cry – the emotion is just too much. The pressure she’s been under is just unbelievable.

    Julia cried before the race.

  150. Gabrielle

    Gillard’s hypocrisy and blubbering on cue has that effect, Tal.

  151. Gabrielle

    Great Scott. You mean Gillard’s version of history is different to what actually happened? Shocker.

  152. Tal

    Who are the tears directed to anyway?I just want to slap her “to give her something to cry about “

  153. Dear me. You both didn’t happen to go to girls only high schools, did you?

    Louis: tell us what the grand conspiracy is that Grattan is distracting us from (as per your comment in the other thread.)

  154. Gabrielle

    Dear me. You both didn’t happen to go to girls only high schools, did you?

    Clearly you did.

  155. Tal

    What does a girls only school have to do with it Steve?Sorry I don’t get it

  156. Gabrielle

    Who are the tears directed to anyway?

    Meant to get sympathy. Gillard brings out the tears whenever things are particularly bad for her – okay worse than usual. It’s also stress relief, but how embarrassing to do this at the NPC.

    Like a child that can’t get hew way, first it’s anger (directed at Abbott) and then it’s tears.

  157. Tal

    Hm when I was a gel we never cried in front of boys

  158. Really, Tal? There seems to be much opinion around that girls in girls schools are bitchier towards each other than those in mixed gender schools. As one of the first people to tell me that was a Catholic school teacher who went to a nice Catholic girls school, I tend to give it some credit.

  159. Gabrielle

    You see Tal, Steve stance is that women cannot criticise female politicians because that’s just “bitchy”.

    Oh well, it’s a nice break from the usual leftist “that’s just racist” tripe.

  160. No, no, nothing vaguely bitchy sounding about yours and Tal’s comments tonight, Gab. I can see that now. Heh heh.

  161. Tal

    Steve,almost every guy here ahem criticizes you did they go to a boys only school?

  162. Gabrielle

    Rather than just making obtuse statements, repeatedly, you need to actually justify your claim, Steve.

  163. C.L.

    Steve, why do you gender-fy Gab’s and Tal’s comments about Gillard?

    You’re showing your age again, Apollo.

  164. Fleeced

    Crying isn’t going to get her dog back… unless her tears smell like dog food. So she can either sit there crying and eating can after can of dog food until her tears smell enough like dog food to make her dog come back, or she can go out there and find her dog.

  165. I think we assume CL did, Tal. And quite possibly JC and dot. I should ask them!

    But anyway, it doesn’t work quite that way. Boys going to boys only schools seem to just develop peculiar attitudes towards sex and girls; they can’t act naturally around them. But this distracts them from the equivalent of devoting a lot of time to high bitchiness to each other.

  166. Tal

    Maybe she got on the piss with Steadman before the Press Thingy.A couple of Bombay Sapphires and tonic…..well who could blame her

  167. Gabrielle

    Gillard needs to get some tips from Rudd on how to blubber and appear genuine about it. He did a fine job the day he got sacked as PM.

  168. Fleeced

    He did a fine job the day he got sacked as PM.

    I suspect they might have been a little more genuine.

  169. Gabrielle

    My point exactly, Fleeced.

  170. MarkL of Canberra

    …silencing people (Monckton), charging them (Bolt), calling for the banning of opinions (Chubb) and calling for the policing of opinions (Brown) is fascism.

    I don’t concur, CL. OK, full pedant mode on admittedly, but classical fascism did not demand this level of destruction of opposition and strict adherence to the party line. Both Franco and Mussolini’s fascist regimes permitted the existence of other power structures in their respective societies. Both left the Catholic Church, Protestant Churches and other religious groupings alone, Mussolini let the monarchy exist, Franco kept them at bay, but also maintained close contact with the monarchy. Both left windows of subjects which the media could freely discuss. These actual fascist regimes (and authoritarian ones like Pinochet’s Chile) also eventually evolved into democratic societies.

    So what Bobby the Brown-hatter, Chubbles and the luvvies are espousing is not fascism.

    It’s totalitarianism – they are much, much worse than classic fascists.

    Mk50
    Brisbane

  171. Tal

    Come on Mark off topic there old chap,we are talking about girls only schools

  172. MarkL of Canberra

    Steve:

    Boys going to boys only schools seem to just develop peculiar attitudes towards sex and girls; they can’t act naturally around them.

    What utter, utterbollocks.

    My sons are the third generation in my family to go through boys schools. One’s happily married and the others are in relationships with very nice girls indeed. Their circles of friends and their degree of connectivity mean that attendance at a boys school is irrelevant.

    Your view is positively Victorian!

    Mk50
    Brisbane

  173. JC

    So what Bobby the Brown-hatter, Chubbles and the luvvies are espousing is not fascism.

    It’s totalitarianism – they are much, much worse than classic fascists.

    yea, there’s some truth to that Mark L.

    You know what, Fuck’em.

  174. Tal

    Mark I think Steve(God bless him)has a Catholic girls uniform thing

  175. MarkL of Canberra

    JC, you are one sick, sick puppy. That’s admirable.

    However, if I have the choice of f*cking any of that lot or taking on the Liebschtandart Adolf Hitler SS Division on my tod armed only with my trusty .303, can I choose the latter?

    Mk50
    Brisbane

  176. MarkL of Canberra

    Tal, I thought from what he has written that he has a Catholic Boys uniform thing. Thanks for setting it straight!

    (Boom-tish)

    Mk50
    brisbane

  177. Tal

    Well Mark ,the boys uniforms back in the day were quite dashing

  178. .

    Crying isn’t going to get her dog back… unless her tears smell like dog food. So she can either sit there crying and eating can after can of dog food until her tears smell enough like dog food to make her dog come back, or she can go out there and find her dog.

    Nuts! We nearly had Joolyar eating dogfood…

  179. My sons are the third generation in my family to go through boys schools.

    I think I may be onto something. The problem with this entire blog is a disproportionate number of commenters from single sex schools.

    I should have worked this out earlier.

  180. JC

    Stave

    Didn’t you promise not to come back here for a while?

  181. Gabrielle

    Bishop Hill: When the consensus of scientists is wrong.

    The lesson many have yet to learn.

  182. JC

    Well Mark ,the boys uniforms back in the day were quite dashing

    I looked dashing in my Melbourne high uniform Tal. I was a dashing young gentleman even then. The McRobertson High Gals loved me. We’d always meet up at South Yarra Station and train home. Good lookers too from the vague memories.

  183. Tal

    Joe leave him be the PM let him down,they gotta vent somewhere The Cat is as good a place as any

  184. wreckage

    S.O.B., is that homoeroticism or homophobia animating your bizarre obsession with single-sex schools?

    You still haven’t explained how women criticising Julia is “bitchy”, when you’ve never used that word on the male personas here. Maybe you’d also like to call them “catty”? A little “rowr!”?

  185. Tal

    JC did you wear a hat?….swoon….

  186. JC

    Joe leave him be the PM let him down,they gotta vent somewhere The Cat is as good a place as any

    Nope. You just keep hitting them even when they’re down for the count. Keep going.

  187. Gabrielle

    A little “rowr!”?

    Rather more the “meow”, Wreckage.

  188. Wreckage, I am happy to deem all male commenters here who carry on about Gillard’s appearance, voice, living arrangements, alleged ability to cry on cue, etc, as honorary Bitchy Girl’s High School Girls.

    Satisfied?

  189. Tal

    Private Bitchy Girls School please Steve

  190. MarkL of Canberra

    Dunno, Tal. Visiting LP and Troppo is hilarious right now.

    They are filled with delicious gscreaming, gwailing and gnashing of gteeth: luvvies in agony after nasty old reality smacked them in the face.

    Theya re trying every excuse, every conspiracy theory all at one. Anything but admit Juliar is an incompetent loser who could not organise a root in a knocking shop with a fistful of fifties and six months lead time.

    It’s wonderful!

    Mk50
    Brisbane

  191. Gabrielle

    Steve from Brisbane says:

    Maybe it’s more that people are still struggling to come to terms with the fact that they have a female leader — that’s something we all have to reflect on.

  192. JC

    Yea. Still have it, or mum does. One of those cap thingis.

    The Melbourne High coat of arms of whatever you call it is nice looking too.

    http://resources.mhs.vic.edu.au/mhs/

    See the pic with the building and the tower window to the left. That’s the principals office. I was often there for err disciplinary reasons. Usually for selling smokes and gambling. I ran a 21 card game and had to be paid to play.

    “C….. ” he’d say, “I will not have gambling at my school. I need to speak to your parents about where we go from here”.

  193. Gabrielle

    Anything but admit Juliar is an incompetent loser who could not organise a root in a knocking shop with a fistful of fifties and six months lead time.

    MarkL try as you might but Steve will never call you bitchy. He reserves that only for females commenting on Jooliar.

  194. C.L.

    Boys going to boys only schools seem to just develop peculiar attitudes towards sex and girls; they can’t act naturally around them.

    I’m sniffing an envious state school or Catholic systemic alumnus here.

  195. JC

    Maybe it’s more that people are still struggling to come to terms with the fact that they have a female leader — that’s something we all have to reflect on.

    Oh yea… right. What a moron. Most of the people here would think the one great leader of the 20 C was Maggie T. Suddenly because this intellectual wreck is a female we get the … oh you just don’t like her because she’s a woman. We don’t like her because she’s an appalling fucking liar and an incompetent deadshit.

    Nothing to do with her private parts at all.

  196. Michael Sutcliffe

    Watching the weekly episode of Tony Jones interviewing Paul Keating on the ABC. When will this old fuckwit fuck off?

  197. They are filled with delicious gscreaming, gwailing and gnashing of gteeth: luvvies in agony after nasty old reality smacked them in the face.
    Gosh I didn’t realise I was in so much pain. Your comments on my leftism are truly devastating, I feel so humbled and humiliated by your cutting insights.

    You’ve moved to Brisbane. Fuck off back to Canberra. We don’t want lying wankers here.

  198. C.L.

    Wreckage, I am happy to deem all male commenters here who carry on about Gillard’s appearance, voice, living arrangements, alleged ability to cry on cue, etc, as honorary Bitchy Girl’s High School Girls.

    You mean like Nicola Roxon’s Methodist Ladies’ College?

  199. Michael Sutcliffe

    Tony’s (Abbott) got to have the “political judo chop”.

    Man this guy is a breathing turd.

  200. Are people really surprised that there are a significant number of people who don’t like single sex high schools because they consider that they are bad for the socialisation of boys and girls at that age?

  201. Michael Sutcliffe

    Keating says the carbon tax will give us “better forests”.

  202. wreckage

    SFB. No, I am not satisfied. You have not actually spontaneously called anyone that. This is just a made-up nonsense that you’re using to get yourself off the hook.

  203. JC

    Dunno about that stave. Look at us and look at you.

  204. MarkL of Canberra

    I mean, for an example, check out this amazingly cretinous religious dogma from some science-free numpty called Brian at LP:

    First, the government is selling permits to pollute, not imposing a tax. About 500 of the biggest polluters will have to buy permits to dump their waste carbon into the atmosphere. Annabel Crabb quotes Gillard as saying:

    “Around 500 big polluters will pay for every tonne of carbon pollution THEY put into OUR atmosphere.”

    As Crabb says:

    WE are getting those polluters to pay for what THEY do to US.

    You have to get your head around this aspect if you want to understand what’s going on.

    Second, as the scheme proceeds each year there will be fewer permits available. That’s why pollution is sure to decrease. It WILL WORK.

    Third, the 80% target by 2050 says that we are serious about climate change and want to go where the rest of the world is going. It is important, not an “empty gesture” as stated by Bernard Keane. 80% is becoming an international norm. Investors in power stations need to consider a 40-year time frame. They won’t build new coal-fired stations under these circumstances unless they are completely daft.

    Those are the three points I made to Madonna King. To those I’d add a fourth: institutional arrangements have been set up to take the politics out of the scheme, to give it the scientific/economic/technical inputs it needs, and to adjust it as we proceed.

    His assumptions are both asinine, fact-free and insane. I could carve him a better brain from a pea.

    CO2 is pollution?
    Annabel Crabb trumps Richard Lindzen?
    Businesses don’t pass on costs?
    Buying ‘permits’ overseas is a good idea?
    ‘permits’ decrease in number without a cost impost?
    The rest of the world is heading to an 80% reduction?
    It’s politically neutral?

    The person who wrote that sewage is not even rational: he’s a space cadet, a tinfoil-hat wearer, plain barking mad.

    He’s probably out on Kangaroo Point right now baying at the moon.

    Mk50
    brisbane

  205. Tal

    Very handsome uniform Joe.back in the day us girls would wear boaters in summer and berets in winter,
    My God Steve you missed out did’t you?

  206. Michael Sutcliffe

    Keating says Tony Aboott’s claim “I listen to the public” is jingoism and proves the Prime Minister is leading the public by acting against the popular will, not to mention lying 6 days before an election on the key issue of the election.

  207. JC

    Keating is making this shit as he goes along. I wish he’d be honest and tell people what he really thinks about this losers.

  208. MarkL of Canberra

    You’ve moved to Brisbane. Fuck off back to Canberra. We don’t want lying wankers here.

    Johnny?

    To paraphrase PJK: Go bash it up yer date.

    Mk50
    brisbane

  209. Michael Sutcliffe

    Truly a slimy cock of the highest order, JC.

  210. JC

    ….back in the day us girls would wear boaters in summer and berets in winter,

    Yea the gals then looked really cute in those hats.

  211. Gabrielle

    us girls would wear boaters in summer and berets in winter,

    And gloves, Tal. Always made to wear the gloves when not on school grounds.

  212. C.L.

    This is hilarious. Steve is launching (yet another) misogyny attack on the site’s women commenters while raving on enviously about the sexism and relational ineptitude of the boater-wearers who made him feel inadequate back in the 70s.

    Self-awareness fail.

  213. MarkL of Canberra

    I think I upset JohnH

    That’s so sad.

    Mk50
    Brisbane

    [lips, don’t unpurse….]

  214. Michael Sutcliffe

    Jones asks: “Do you think Murdoch’s News LImited is at war with the Gillard government?”

    (Seriously, is this man a journalist?)

    Keating: “beyond doubt”

    (If you don’t shill for the lefty government you must be misusing your journalistic obligations)

    Jones tries to put the words “big bad bastard” into Keatings mouth in regards to Rupert Murdoch! This is an embarrassment to Australian journalism (especially on the public dime).

  215. Gabrielle

    So…um..Faifax was never at war with the Howard government? Is Jones even sentient?

  216. C.L.

    Keating says the carbon tax will give us “better forests”.

    Earlier Keating scientific theories:

    John Edwards, a former Keating staffer, wrote Keating: The Inside Story… Edwards revealed that, as Treasurer, Keating set up a trampoline in the backyard of his Canberra house because he quite seriously believed “that the few moments of perfect stillness at the apex of a jump, those few moments when you had risen as high as you would but had not yet begun to fall, when your blood, bones and organs were suspended momentarily in space, were the moments when any cancer cells in your body would be annihilated.”

  217. Michael Sutcliffe

    Isn’t it the job of the media to criticise government and point out their flaws?

  218. JC

    Yea Michael… It’s da Mudoch.

    This Tony Jones saying that, one of the most partisan taxpayer funded hacks we’ve seen.

    What a poisonous creature he is.

  219. CL: as usual, you have no comprehension as to how wrong your amateur psychoanalysing is.

  220. Tal

    Gab,forgot about the gloves.
    If you put a school uniform,hat and gloves on today you’d be dancing round a strippers pole

  221. Gabrielle

    I still have my school ensemble 😀

  222. C.L.

    Keating kisses Rupert’s backside, runs girlish gossip for him and advises Tony Blair to do the same…

    Let’s go to the archives (2007):

    “On Murdoch (who, he told TB:) ‘…You can do deals with him without ever saying a deal is done. But the only thing he cares about is his business and the only language he respects is strength’.”

    At an evening barbecue, Mr Campbell noted how Mr Keating “chatted up Murdoch for a while” and later confided the media boss liked Mr Blair.

    “He told TB, RM was clearly warming to him, which was good up to a point. ‘They overestimate the importance of their support for you, but if you can get it, have it’.”

    Mr Keating’s other advice to Mr Blair was to never raise income taxes if he became prime minister.

  223. Tal

    My was Maroon Gab,yours?

  224. Tal

    Lad,did you wear a uniform?

  225. Gabrielle

    Mine green and blue tartan skirt, white shirt and a tie which had to be done a la double Windsor knot, Tal.

  226. C.L.

    CL: as usual, you have no comprehension as to how wrong your amateur psychoanalysing is.

    You mean after my totally wrong call about your ‘Catholicism’ and ‘conservatism’?

    You have the mentality of a 14 year-old boy, Steve.

    Every day you arrive here, drop your dacks and moon everyone before saying you’re leaving and not coming back. But you’re actually hiding in the bushes hoping everyone’s yucked out by the mooning and talking about you.

    How am I doing?

  227. Gabrielle

    Twisted Obama Logic-Job Losses Prove Stimulus Worked

    http://viralfootage.com/?p=16219

  228. Tal

    Too much info Gab for you know who

  229. Gabrielle

    And a blazer. Forgot the damn blazer which was murder in summer.

  230. C.L.

    Lad,did you wear a uniform?

    12 years, Tal. No ‘sand shoes’, no jewellery. (Miraculous medals and scapulars excepted).

    I still can’t stand male jewellery. So that worked. 🙂

  231. JC

    To be fair, the poisonous prick , Tomy Jones was trying to get Keating to sound off against Murdoch by leading. Jones suggested to keating (as a question) if he believed the current war on the government by news was being orchestrated by Da Murdoch.

    Keating was very quick to neuter that by saying, No, all RM is concerned with is EBITA (earnings).

  232. C.L.

    Memo to Bolt: get JoHo in for an interview.

  233. Michael Sutcliffe

    JC, true he (Keating) didn’t walk into it. But the tone wasn’t like Uhlman, for example. Jones sounded honestly excited he could get some serious credo for the News Corp dark side theory, that he clearly knows in his heart of hearts as true.

  234. Tal

    Good training there Lad,jewelry on men is just wrong .
    On the other hand women love jewels,,take note boys

  235. C.L.

    Not a big deal, though, JC.

    In fact, I’d like to make the following helpful recommendations to the Labor Party:

    Dear ALP,

    We’re all very interested in your ideas for a meaningless religious tax to appease Gaia and Bob Brown. Please tell us more by dispatching Julia Gillard and the ever-popular Paul Keating to every shopping mall and town hall in the country.

    Oh, one more thing: we really like that nice Mr Brown fellow and strongly advise that he accompanies you on the campaign trail. Those of us in mining regions are especially fond of the fascinating Tasmanian and would like to hear much more about his exciting plans.

    Yours faithfully… Etc etc.

  236. Quentin George

    Ah, so with the most incompetent administration since Federation and the big issue is whether Murdoch has it in for Julia (and Bob Brown)?

    The real question is: Why the fuck should anyone care? Don’t like “Murdoch papers”? Don’t buy them. Amazing, I know. It’s like the Australian left is in some sort of sado-masochistic battered wife relationship with Rupert – they hate his guts, but they can’t stop obsessing over him.

  237. JC

    Jones sounded honestly excited he could get some serious credo for the News Corp dark side theory, that he clearly knows in his heart of hearts as true.

    Wasn’t he. He was almsot orgasmic over the possibility that Keating would slam da Murdoch. He appeared honestly crest fallen when Keating wouldn’t budge on what appeared to an honest, but clinical view that all Murdoch is concerned with is profits and the firm doing well.

  238. Gabrielle

    The carbon [sic] tax will be imple…oh look over there Murdoch evilness.

  239. JC

    It’s like the Australian left is in some sort of sado-masochistic battered wife relationship with Rupert – they hate his guts, but they can’t stop obsessing over him.

    It’s all they do. They actually think he’s guiding even the most basic stories in his papers. Fucking morons. It’s real third rate conspiracy stuff.

    But they love science though and think of the children. It’s all science and children with the Australian left. Lol

  240. C.L.

    Quentin, the scary thing is they actually want a, shall we say, uni-moral media which, in essence, criminalises (mataphorically, perhaps literally) non-leftist thought. These are people who truly believe a ‘balanced’ panel consists of Macklin, Albanese and Marr on one side and Malcolm Fraser, Greg Barnes and Malcolm Turnbull on the ‘other’.

Comments are closed.