Tuesday Forum: February 24, 2015

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  1. JJF

    so is Labor and the greens!!

  2. Rabz

    Just saw a piece in the hardcopy edition of the Oz likening Credlin’s treatment to workplace bullying.

    These people need to get out more.

  3. feelthebern

    Everything, everywhere is Abbotts fault.

  4. Empire

    A possible explanation for the left’s failure to acknowledge the obvious dichotomy between leftism and Islam.

    No slave need choose between good and evil, morality and immorality, all such anxiety had been usurped by or surrendered to the masters.

    The Left embraces Socialism, the herd mentality of slavery, as it offers the, to them, incalculable benefit of freedom from thought. There are, to them, no more disquieting choices, no contradictions, there is only submission to the Group in which the ideas of all (being the same) are equal.

    from page 51 of David Mamet’s 2011 book, The Secret Knowledge:

    They both favour the cowardly characteristic of submission to the collective, in preference to individual sovereignty and personal responsibility.

    h/t Café Hayek.

  5. feelthebern

    Its Tony Abbotts fault that season 4 of Arrested Development sucked so much.

  6. feelthebern

    Khan still blames Tony Abbott for leaving him on Ceti Alpha V.

  7. Hydra

    I am not sure what people find so great about submission. Submission is the antithesis of freedom.

  8. .

    feelthebern
    #1612778, posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:07 pm
    Everything, everywhere is Abbotts fault.

    This is hilarious. He hasn’t really challenged anything culturally and the budget is 99.5% of what Swan “forecast”. The ALP have got everything they wanted without the responsibility of being in Cabinet.

  9. Andore Jr

    heheheh, Triggs is getting slow-cooked.

  10. JJF

    The fact that home and way is still on after all these years must be Abbots fault!!!

    I also blame him for the loss at Gallipoli!

  11. Arky

    Where do you hear the Triggs thing?

  12. H B Bear

    The ALP have got everything they wanted without the responsibility of being in Cabinet.

    That’s what makes it even more dispiriting. Caligula’s horse would have won the 2013 election and instead Tony Credlin comes into office with the Howard 2nd XI in Cabinet promising business as usual.

  13. JC

    Triggs is a disgrace!!!!!

    Ya think.

  14. Kaboom

    Not only that, but TDTMNBN (The Device That Must Not Be Named) has raised its ugly head in the Senate:

    Thermomix

  15. feelthebern

    There’ll be a Dr Who episode in the future where instead of Daleks, there will be Thermomixes.

    This too will be Tony Abbotts fault.

  16. steve of glasshouse

    Just a bit of controversy about cat 5 over at jo nova

  17. .

    The Currency Lad will be conflicted:

    Senate committee chairman Cory Bernardi was aghast at such ignorance.

    “They are very popular among the home masterchefs of today,” he explained, asking the senator where he had been.

    “Queensland,” Senator Ludwig replied.

    Ludwig asked Fraser to explain what a Thermomix was. But he, too, was at a loss. “I don’t know what a Thermomix is,” he said.

    “So there’s a couple of us who don’t know what a Thermomix is,” Ludwig declared.

    Was it just something used by “elite trendies”, Ludwig asked.

    Bernardi said: “In Queensland, you may refer to them as that, I just refer to them as those who have a particular interest in cooking.”

  18. Kaboom

    I just find it quite incredlin the number of leaks from Cabinet.

    Clearly a balls-in, take no prisoner campaign.

  19. Hydra

    Why is Abbott still making press releases that can be delegated to his Ministers?

    The Prime Minister’s job is not to be in front of the press every day. His role is to fix the goddamn economy.

  20. JJF

    triggs is giving evidence now before the committee.

    I wouldn’t usually recommend this but tune into the ABC to see it – then instantly switch back after she’s off.

  21. feelthebern

    Apparently Tony Abbott was the video ref in the 2006 Grand Final when the Storm were robbed by the Broncos & Lockyers no knock on call.

  22. C.L.

    For Bill Ludwig, toothbrushes are things used by elite trendies.

  23. Infidel Tiger

    His role is to fix the goddamn economy.

    Actually that’s the Treasurer and the Finance Minister’s jobs.

    The trouble is Abbott has surrounded himself with more dead wood than a termite and doesn’t know what hat he will be wearing that day.

  24. feelthebern

    The trouble is Abbott has surrounded himself with more dead wood than a termite and doesn’t know what hat he will be wearing that day.

    Are you calling that young go-getter Kevin Andrews dead-wood?

  25. feelthebern

    Seriously, I’m surprised that Kevin Andrews can put his pants on of a morning, let alone be a minister.

    He must have pictures of Tony Abbott with another woman to still have a job.

  26. Hydra

    Fair call IT.

    But he should be overseeing progress toward such objectives.

    Abbott’s popularity levels decline every time he makes a public statement.

  27. Rudiau

    A must watch.
    Truly inspiring.
    Beautiful.

  28. C.L.

    Fairfax has finally found a head-chopper to get angry about …

    Merv Hughes sparks outrage over machete comments.

    On the Monday edition of Channel Ten’s reality program, former Test cricketer Hughes became angry when he learnt he might have to help with dinner preparation that evening.

    Lawyer and Bachelor Australia winner Anna Heinrich was discussing the dinner arrangements with TV and radio presenter Chrissie Swan and mentioned some of the male team members had offered to oversee dinner preparation that evening…

    Hughes, who had been sleeping near by, became annoyed and told Heinrich to “sit down and relax, woman”.

    When Heinrich stood her ground and explained one of the guys said they would cook dinner, Hughes lashed out.

    Shut up or I’ll chop your head off with this machete,” he said.

  29. john constantine

    Clive Palmer announcing on sky announcing that future generations didn’t elect this government, the current generation did, so we are obliged to spend for now.

    Clive announces australias deficit is less than the united states, and will be for the foreseeable future.

    Deliver more services says clive. Grow the economy by spending, clive claims he could have had an offshore structure and paid no tax. i wonder if he will pay tax this year?.

  30. feelthebern

    Merv blames Tony Abbott for his insensitive comments.

  31. Infidel Tiger

    Merv has been magnificent on that show.

    He doesn’t tolerate any of that PC shit the Gen Y homo squadron are hurling at him.

  32. Token

    The trouble is Abbott has surrounded himself with more dead wood than a termite and doesn’t know what hat he will be wearing that day.

    Abbott has handcuffed himself to the a bunch of spivs who have kept the keys in preparation for the day they abandon the noble sap.

  33. .

    Merv crossed the line.

    It would be different if he was an imaginary baby faced 30 something billionaire who wanted rough sex. Then watching the contretemps could be a suitable fundraising event for an anti domestic violence mob.

  34. C.L.

    If Merv Hughes was a Muslim, Fairfax would be all, like, who are we to judge, context ‘n stuff.

  35. Token

    heheheh, Triggs is getting slow-cooked.

    I’m thinking of temporarily shutting down my twitter account as the twots are melting down.

    I would rate this faux outrage at seven flags.

  36. Token

    Merv crossed the line.

    Pity he didn’t follow up by noting this is no more than what those same ladies celebrated when they got Emily’s List to push through late term abortion.

  37. Walter Plinge

    One more government department that should be disbanded and the employees laid off: Australian National Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.

    I submitted the annual financial statements but completing the rest of the details was time-consuming so I left it. That’s not good enough. I just had a second call from one of the minions threatening me with deregistration, fines or even imprisonment if I don’t toe the line. So I did it…through gritted teeth. I’m still seething.

  38. .

    Walter Plinge
    #1612840, posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm
    One more government department that should be disbanded and the employees laid off: Australian National Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.

    I am pretty sure this is the work of or legacy of Rudd.

    How he passed himself off as “a nice man” because he was a weak, grey haired old rambler is quite amazing.

  39. .

    I think Professor Hawking wants some party drugs.

  40. feelthebern

    Speaking of Emily’s List, I only realized the other day what that bands name “Scissor Sisters” actually means.

  41. Token

    Stephen Hawking: Aggression will destroy humanity unless we apply empathy.

    Well der.

    Pop over to Head-lopperstan hero and explain that to the bludjahideen.

  42. Andore Jr

    Stephen Hawking: Aggression will destroy humanity unless we apply empathy

    The Vikings only survived, procreated, and prospered due to their vast application of empathy.

  43. feelthebern

    People who drink Gin are tough:

    I couldn’t imagine Adam Bandt doing this.

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    People who drink Gin are tough:

    I couldn’t imagine Adam Bandt doing this.

    Nor Kevin Rudd.

  45. Token

    It would be different if he was an imaginary baby faced 30 something billionaire who wanted rough sex. Then watching the contretemps could be a suitable fundraising event for an anti domestic violence mob.

    The success of that movie on the back of American Sniper proves how far the out of touch the elites are from the rest of society.

    Wrap the average women in a freedom sack and tell her she has permission to let herself go and she’ll let a man party with her body like it 699.

  46. Copperfield

    Andore Jr
    #1612852, posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:02 pm
    Stephen Hawking: Aggression will destroy humanity unless we apply empathy

    The Vikings only survived, procreated, and prospered due to their vast application of empathy.

    Well put!!!
    It’s known in most circles that the biggest barrier confronting the world’s carbon dating catalogue is a massive backlog of Viking sperm!

  47. incoherent rambler

    What is the name of the gin drink that they serve with a little umbrella in the glass?
    It seems very Bandt.

  48. mizaris

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-24/climate-change-driving-increased-fire-risk-in-wa/6224332

    This from the ABC on the 0800 news in WA today – ROFLMAO!!!!!

    But hidden right at the bottom of the main page sort of as if they might be just a tad embarrassed……http://www.abc.net.au/news/

    Maybe……….perhaps????????

  49. feelthebern

    What is the name of the gin drink that they serve with a little umbrella in the glass?

    The anal fisting?

  50. Hydra

    I submitted the annual financial statements but completing the rest of the details was time-consuming so I left it. That’s not good enough. I just had a second call from one of the minions threatening me with deregistration, fines or even imprisonment if I don’t toe the line. So I did it…through gritted teeth. I’m still seething.

    I spent several months on and off writing a new Constitution for a NFP that I was Secretary of (unpaid) with consultation of members, only to have it rejected because our changes from the model rules were too radical for our little 300 member society.

    We just ended up adopting it as a “bi-Constitution” with unanimous support of the members.

  51. Mr Rusty

    feelthebern
    #1612784, posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm
    Khan still blames Tony Abbott for leaving him on Ceti Alpha V.

    C’mon. The thread is barely an hour old and you’ve just won it already.
    Thread justice now!

  52. Ivan Denisovich

    Pity he didn’t follow up by noting this is no more than what those same ladies celebrated when they got Emily’s List to push through late term abortion.

    Lister-types celebrate:

    The British Parliament today defeated a measure by a Conservative MP designed to ban sex-selection abortions. The vote saw the Labor Party whip the vote and defend killing girl babies in abortions specifically because they’re girls.

    http://www.lifenews.com/2015/02/23/british-mps-defeat-ban-on-sex-selection-abortions-labor-party-defends-killing-girl-babies/

    Victim poker values sorted.

  53. feelthebern

    Mr Rusty, I wanted to use Khan today as I watched the Wrath of Khan on the weekend.

    I was planning this little gem:
    Khan recognises the traditional owners of Ceti Alpha V.

  54. Token

    It is a stunning case of front that the Stenographers try on the line that the anti-terror press conference was a stunt while a darker day than the the “darkest day” in Australian sport is playing out:

    THE NRL is reportedly set to take control of the Gold Coast Titans in the wake of the drug scandal that has engulfed the club.

    I’m not sure what coverage this is getting in Queensland, as it barely rated a mere mention down here:

    The Bulletin reports that all existing Titans shareholders will lose everything they put into the club, including more than $5 million by the Gold Coast’s very own “white knight’’ Darryl Kelly.

    “The support we’ve been given from the local community, now we’re on our knees, has been unbelievable.”

    Titans coach Neil Henry says Titans players are trying to focus on their upcoming NRL season opener despite the drugs charges that have left five of their teammates “distraught”.

  55. Ivan Denisovich

    poker values

    poker hierachy

  56. calli

    60th! Sure it’s not Wednesday?

  57. Token

    I was planning this little gem:
    Khan recognises the traditional owners of Ceti Alpha V.

    I’m stunned Obama has not declared the Star Trek franchise racist for linking an obviously muzzie name with genocidal violence.

  58. Nic

    Lol, instigate a plan to randomly chop a head off = who are we to judge? Threatening in jest to cut a head off = condemnation .

  59. calli

    Everything, everywhere is Abbotts fault.

    I blame Abbott666 for Token beating me to 60th. And Ivan for 61st. And my slow typing.

  60. Copperfield

    Am I right to assume that the allegations surrounding Carmichael Hunt date back to his days with the AFL…if so,why all the silence!(?)

  61. The British Parliament today defeated a measure by a Conservative MP designed to ban sex-selection abortions. The vote saw the Labor Party whip the vote and defend killing girl babies in abortions specifically because they’re girls.

    That must be extremely proud that the deliberate destruction of innocent human beings can continue unabated.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    The Greens member for Indii, elected by fraud, wants high speed rail from Melbourne to Brisbane.

    I’m shocked.

  63. Derp

    RE: Merv machete outrage

    “Shut up or I’ll chop your head off with this machete,” he said.

    Merv should just say they were insulting his prophet.
    Outrage gone.

  64. Token

    Hunt wishes he could blame his inept performances on the AFL field on too much cocaine.

  65. Ellen of Tasmania

    A must watch.
    Truly inspiring.
    Beautiful.

    Thanks, Rudiau. What an incredible talent and what a wonderful, wonderful man.

  66. feelthebern

    I’m stunned Obama has not declared the Star Trek franchise racist for linking an obviously muzzie name with genocidal violence.

    Kirk should be called out on being the Crusader that he was/is/will be.

  67. calli

    People who drink Gin are tough

    I drink my Bombay with a dash of tonic. I’m only half-tough. And…no umbrellas.

  68. Ivan Denisovich

    And Ivan for 61st.

    Sorry.

  69. feelthebern

    Hunt wishes he could blame his inept performances on the AFL field on too much cocaine.

    If he’d just blamed Tony Abbott, he would have played on the weekend & would have probably been named man of the match.

  70. calli

    And Ivan for 61st.

    Sorry.

    No need to be sorry, it was Abbott’s fault.

    And I’m a victim, I tells ya!

  71. David

    77th [East Middlesex Regt]

    Hello Cats. I see Pravda on the Yarra is again stirring discontent in the Labour Lite Party

  72. Ivan Denisovich

    No need to be sorry, it was Abbott’s fault.

    He made me do it.

  73. Mr Rusty

    Khan recognises the traditional owners of Ceti Alpha V.

    Oh yeah. Those horrible little worms that crawl into your ears and affect your brain, leaving you docile and brain washed before they slowly drive you insane.

    Yep, the ABC were the traditional owners of Ceti Alpha V.

  74. Slayer of Memes

    Poor Daniel (‘Call me Dan’) Andrews, the CFMEU Muppet Premier of Victoria. Someone went back through Victorian Parliamentary Hansard and found this:

    23 February 2005, Mr ANDREWS (Mulgrave):
    (snip)The third and perhaps most important group of promises are what you might term sovereign risk promises, such as the promise to rip up the ConnectEast contract and expose Victorians and the Victorian budget to some $7 billion worth of liabilities.

    Apparently though, at least according to Dan, the LNP’s pre-2007 election promise to rip up the Connect East contract (and thus potentially put Victoria into sovereign risk and compensation payouts of up to $7Billion) is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT to his 2014 pre-election promise to rip up the East-West Link contract and potentially lumber Victorians with a $1.2Billion compensation payout…

    (Yes, yes, I know… it’s always different when the ALP does it…)

    (Source: Victorian Parliamentary Hansard, Legislative Assembly, Fifty-Fifth Parliament, First Session, 23 February 2005 – p32)

  75. What the Sydney siege proves is that we have too many individual rights, says Tony Abbott.

    Tony Abbott abandons 18c reforms, because he wants muslims on board “Team Australia” and views trashing individual liberty as a necessary compromise. The main thing he wanted them to support were stricter anti-freedom laws, including data retention. That is, he was giving up a pro-freedom policy to win support for an anti-freedom policy.

    As if that wasn’t bad enough, we now have this latest quote from Tony Abbott:

    “As the review notes, changes to laws and policies in relation to national security involve judgments about public safety and personal liberty. The history of Man Haron Monis suggests there is a risk the system currently may lean too much towards favouring the rights of the individual as opposed to the broader interests of society as a whole.”

    That’s right… he’s saying that the Sydney siege proves we lean too far towards individual rights!

    It’s true that many of the attacks on Abbott from the Left are over the top, and almost a form of Abbott Derangement Syndrome… but there’s a reason those who would/should be his traditional supporters don’t bother defending him from this onslaught, and that’s because Abbott has fucked this traditional base over, time and time again.

    The base hasn’t deserted Tony. Tony has deserted them.

  76. Dan

    Rabz
    #1612773, posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm
    Just saw a piece in the hardcopy edition of the Oz likening Credlin’s treatment to workplace bullying.

    These people need to get out more.

    Well, with the insane Fair Work Act, you can’t jobsack Credlin because you feel like it.

  77. feelthebern

    I’ve heard of a Jew-hating Jew.
    But I’ve never heard of an Abbott-hating Abbott.

  78. JC

    Grigory M
    #1612799, posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:26 pm
    Bon après-midi.

    You crushing bore.

    This is a very funny thread. It’s what the Cat is all about…. And other shit too.

  79. Fred

    Ah,pink gin.Mike Carlton’s favorite y’know.Very wardroom.

  80. twostix

    Empathy Gone Wild is what’s killing western civilization at the moment.

    Overt, public and completely fake displays of mandatory Two Minutes Empathy required daily. The No-Empathist Finder Generals and their minions searching for, hunting down, seeking out evil cold hearted No-Empathy conservative devils (don’t get them started on soul-less Libertarians) and demanding they take public tests to determine whether they are evil Non Empathists or enlightened emotive Empathists.

    Masses of people living such (unimaginable to people 100 years ago) easy and trouble free lives, surrounded by other people living the same that their empathy emotions are going haywire and having them lend their support to ever more bizarre and psychopathic, often damaging to the recipient “causes”, in the name of “Empathy”. Done in order to douse the pent up now rarely exercised in real life – but stoked up red hot by the pop-culture – Empathy inferno inside of them.

    Empathy oxytocin addicts gorging on Empathy charged articles and Internet causes about distant strangers and using their high to rage across Twitter and Facebook wrapping their rage-hate in the banner of Empathy.
    #kony2012!

  81. Token

    That’s right… he’s saying that the Sydney siege proves we lean too far towards individual rights!

    If a man suspected of assisting a murder, charged with multiple sexual abuses of women had sent letters to muzzies and had a name closer to Mike Harold McMonis he would’ve found he would have no individual rights in our society.

    The NSW police & the legal profession would’ve ensured he would not have been in a position to kill 2 people and waste hundreds of thousands in legal aid.

  82. If a man suspected of assisting a murder, charged with multiple sexual abuses of women had sent letters to muzzies and had a name closer to Mike Harold McMonis he would’ve found he would have no individual rights in our society.

    Blind Freddy can see that he should have been locked up – but they could also see that this is about enforcing individual rights. The notion that lax law enforcement is an example of “too many individual rights” is absurd – as is the notion that we need less liberty to “fix” the problem.

  83. incoherent rambler

    From the man who is rapidly running out of supporters –

    the system currently may lean too much towards favouring the rights of the individual as opposed to the broader interests of society as a whole.

    “The Age” claims to represent the broader interests of society.

    Who, might Tony think, defines “the broader interests of society”?

  84. TheSemiMentalBloke

    This is outrageous.
    TheirABC 24 have obscured half of the screen with a breaking news panel about the takeover of a football club.
    On a broadcast of the country’s parliament? Contemptible mongrels.

  85. Dr Faustus

    clive claims he could have had an offshore structure and paid no tax.

    Surprised that Palmer’s businesses generate any taxable income.

  86. incoherent rambler

    When a judicial system falls apart, the policing system quickly follows (at the risk of being 18C’ed I won’t mention country names as examples).
    a. some police quickly learn from those they arrest how to profit from a dysfunctional judicial system
    b. with no justice, some police decide to take over the judicial role

    Causes of judicial collapse? Politicization of the judiciary.

    Yep. We are screwed.

  87. feelthebern

    I love seeing under cover footage of Coolum looking like Fawlty Towers.
    Whoever buys that thing off fat guts & runs it properly will make a mint.

  88. twostix

    “As the review notes, changes to laws and policies in relation to national security involve judgments about public safety and personal liberty. The history of Man Haron Monis suggests there is a risk the system currently may lean too much towards favouring the rights of the individual as opposed to the broader interests of society as a whole.”

    Tony Cameron is David Abbott is Tony Abbott is David Cameron:

    Under the guise of protecting the public from ‘extremism’ the [Cameron] government proposal will allow police to vet the social media activity of “harmful” individuals and curb their right to speak at public events.

    The maximum sentence could be up to 10 years in prison for breaking a banning order.

    These new plans would also promise greater powers for British police to access internet data.

    Targeted individuals will also be barred from certain public spaces and from associating with named people. The plans were unveiled by Theresa May at the Conservative Party Conference and reiterated by David Cameron, in his speech on ‘extremism’.

    So who is included under this new definition of extremists? Are we just talking about people who allegedly bomb buildings?

    According to David Cameron, the law will target “non-violent conspiracy theorists” who he claims are just as dangerous as the ISIS terrorists and must therefore, be eradicated.

    He referenced 9/11 and 7/7 Truthers as examples of the type of extremism that must be dealt in a similar fashion to ISIS.

    Such individuals are deemed to be a threat to “the functioning of democracy.”

    Furthermore, the Home Office claimed that the government’s “counter-extremism” strategy would encompass “the full spectrum of extremism”.

    Radical Muslims and far-right organisations would also be classified as terrorists.

    Theresa May also stressed that you do not necessarily have to have committed a crime to be subject to these new orders.

    When the UK government talk about “right wing extremists” they’re talking about anybody who loudly complains, for instance, about Muslims raping a thousand girls in Rotterham under the protection of the UK state.

    “Right Wing Extremist” in UK political parlance means anybody who complains loudly about Islam.

  89. Andrew

    This is hilarious. He hasn’t really challenged anything culturally and the budget is 99.5% of what Swan “forecast”. The ALP have got everything they wanted without the responsibility of being in Cabinet.

    They’d be missing the 100 daily illegals that used to be fast-tracked to the ALP Branch Stacking and DSP Committee.

  90. David

    Mike Carlton’s favorite y’know.Very wardroom

    “Air hellair” wouldn’t last five minutes in a half decent Ward Room – well not the ones I used to frequent way back.

  91. Token

    When a judicial system falls apart, the policing system quickly follows (at the risk of being 18C’ed I won’t mention country names as examples).

    We have enough laws already.

    The problem is the judiciary and legal clique believe they can keep the glories of the 60’s as they work to replace the democratic government framework by arbitrarily choosing the laws they want to implement and those they want to ignore.

    Man Monis should’ve been in gaol. The responsible magistrates who left him free should be unemployed, with their pension given over to pay for the cost of the police operations that resulted from their negligence.

  92. Toiling Mass

    The Wall Street Journal seems to have coined the word “Obamanet” – modelled on “Obamacare” and meaning government moving into some area and grinding it under useless regulations.

    I hope the prefix ‘Obama-‘ eventually gets its own life so people always remember what a loathesome pile of vermin shit that thing is. We could even have used it if Finkelstein’s Monster had been animated: Obama-press.

  93. feelthebern

    David Cameron & Tony Abbott are similar in many ways.
    I blame the bicycle riding they both indulge in.
    The bicycle seat pushes on the males crotchal region & over a period of time pushes the penis & balls inwards & forms/creates a vagina.
    This is sometimes called a man-gina.

    I look forward to the fact checkers trying to disprove this.

  94. Zippy The Younger

    Paris malls ramp up security after Al-Shabaab threat

    Two malls in Paris have ramped up security after threats made in a video by Somali-militant group Al-Shabaab to attack shopping centres in the West.

    With around 40 million daily visitors each, Paris malls Quatre Temps (La Defense) and Forum des Halles have topped up the Vigipirate security in place since the attacks in the capital in JanuaryWe’ve taken specific measures since this morning;” explained Director of Quatre Temps Shopping Centre, Nicolas Kozubek, adding “this means security reinforcements on top of the original Vigipirate terror alert measures that have already been in place for the past few weeks, and a collaboration in terms of video surveillance where we frequently exchange (information) with the police on this subject.”

    Though not all visitors to the Quatre Temps mall in La Defense were aware of the threats, they’re determined not to live in fear.

  95. Tintarella di Luna

    Not only that, but TDTMNBN (The Device That Must Not Be Named) has raised its ugly head in the Senate:

    Thermomix

    I am more worried about who explained the whole thing, they have to get these things right at the outset otherwise it will be seen as a waste of taxpayers’ money

  96. Fred

    Clive might just know something about that,he knows enough to have registered those two MD-80’s in the Cayman Islands and the personal jet that he uses to commute to Canberra is registered in the Isle of Man.He does have one single engined Cirrus,equipped with parachute,registered locally.I imagine it is equipped with the super size ‘chute.

  97. twostix

    Beware that there are many in the “Liberal” party who wish to fully emulate the “heir to Blair” nu-Tories.

    It should be recalled that The Cameronite Tories – terribly embarrased by what they viciously mocked as “The Turnip Taliban” (farmers) and “Swivel eyed loons and racists” (conservatives) in the Tory Party – fully committed themselves to purging the entire base from the party and creating a new Rainbow Tory Electorate made up of, get this, urban gays and Pakistani muslims. These political dunces are the inspiration for many Australian urban Turnbullian Liberals.

    Back in the 2000’s Tory luvvies like David Cameron were dreadfully embarrassed about all those vulgar commoners and their loud complaints about the hundreds of thousands of Islamic men fresh from Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc who were wilfully imported into their Midlands towns and promptly started raping and terrorising non-muslim girls and bashing their boys.

    Such racists sniffed they at their Opera pre-dinner drinks with their BBC / Guardian / Labor / Liberal Democrat friends.

    Fast forward ten years and the Tory Party is now an unelectable minor party and will rely on the “Turnip Taliban’s” new party: UKIP to ever form government again.

    A job well done!

  98. Tintarella di Luna

    For Bill Ludwig, toothbrushes are things used by elite trendies.

    Books too, and bathwater

  99. Fred

    Quite so David but that doesn’t stop the geriatric poseur from trying to rub shoulders with Naval chaps whenever he spots an opening.Like a fly to rotten fruit he’s probably attracted by the prospect of as much free gin as he can possibly load before collapsing in a sea of spew.

  100. Myrddin Seren

    Anecdote o’clock.

    A former colleague surveying the social skills of various other industry associates who had graduated from blokey Knox Grammar here on the leafy upper North Shore of Sin City remarked “About three out of every ten Knox old boys can conduct a functional relationship with a member of the fair sex !”

    If some of those old boys were more dysfunctional than the average, we now have some firm evidence as to why that might be ?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-24/knox-grammar-royal-commission-hears-child-abuse-rife-at-school/6247698

    So, the various reports allege the school turned a blind eye to rampant abuse for years, because it might disrupt the flow of huge dollars they shake out of the parents of their charges.

    And, any names on the Knox Grammar council that might ring a bell or two ? Well – waddaya know !

    Deputy Chairman: Mr Mark Scott AO, BA, DipEd, MA, MPA

    Of course, morally and intellectually superior ABC MD Mark Scott would have leaped to nip this in the bud ?

    Well, maybe not so much. Quoting myself from last year:

    From Hendo’s MWD No: 15 back in 2009:

    MARK SCOTT AS TARGET

    Meanwhile a MWD reader has forwarded a copy of the North Shore Times of 10 June. A report by Andrew Priestley reveals that the ABC managing director Mark Scott was attending a council meeting at Knox Grammar School in Sydney when Craig Reucassel entered the school property. This particular Chaser stunt focused on allegations of serious sexual abuse by teachers which is said to have occurred at Knox in the 1980s.

    Here”s how the North Shore Times reported the incident:

    The Chaser”s War on Everything team has given ABC managing director Mark Scott a few grey hairs, not least when they turned up at his alma mater.

    “While The Chaser were doing a skit set at Knox Grammar School, I was there at a council meeting. That”s the irony of life,” he said. “They”re good fellas, even though they do send me grey.” While Mr Scott was in the council meeting, Craig Reucassel walked into the school carrying a box labelled “naked boys inside”, asking bemused staff to sign for the package.

    The Chaser, Mr Scott said, was an example of fearless and confronting broadcasting that made the ABC what it was.

    In which case, why demote Amanda Duthie? The fact is that ABC management has been approving The Chaser”s behaviour – including trespass on private property and jokes aimed at the disabled, the unfortunate and the uneducated – for eons. The ABC apparently believes that sexual assault of young boys is a suitable theme for Chaser humour. Why is this so different from laughing at the imminent death of young boys and girls with terminal cancer?

    At the time I rhetorically asked:

    “So Mark Scott will back his Chaser ‘Boys’ even when they seek to satirise [email protected] – at his old school; where Scott sat on the council as some sort of officer; and where I think at least one of his kids was attending.

    The fact that the ABC board chose to to ignore behaviour that would have any private enterprise CEO sacked with extreme prejudice shows the utter dysfunction of the whole place.”

    And here we are a year later and the answers seem to be: Mark Scott thought the Chasers making a mockery of serial sexual abuse within an organisation he is deputy chair of was a bit of a cheeky lark. That organisation seems to have actively covered up that abuse for decades.

    Dear Royal Commissioners. Mark Scott is the Deputy Chair of Knox Council. What did he know and when did he know about the decades long serial sexual abuse in his organisation ? Remember – if you can’t get them for the crime, get them for the cover-up. With any luck, Scott’s position at the ABC will become untenable given the serious failures under his watch at Knox and his grossly inappropriate behaviour and conflict of interest in relation to ABC staff interaction on this topic at Knox.

    Interestingly, also on the Knox council is:

    Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Bed

    Executive Director of the St James Ethics Centre, who famously thought Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Uthman Badar would be a show stopper at last year’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas with his party piece “Honour Killings Are Morally Justified”

    Umm – not quite sure who can sack a school council and replace it with responsible adults, given the Council is nominally calling the shots, but someone might like to salvage Knox’s reputation by a spill of the Council as a starting point ?

  101. hammy

    Here’s a really excellent article by John Menadue about the vicious inter-generational theft going on in Australia. Older people should really be ashamed of themselves in the way they’re robbing their grandchildren of a worthwhile life.

  102. Andrew

    The Greens member for Indii, elected by fraud, wants high speed rail from Melbourne to Brisbane.

    Like all good rural conservatives, right? That’s the big issue that their constituents are demanding – along with banning cattle exports, repealing the diesel fuel “subsidy” (sic) and slapping a tax on farm animals’ methane emissions.

  103. calli

    I owe the Cat a debt of gratitude, just for the access to intelligent thinking and sharp minds. Being self-employed there is not a lot of time to network with bright sparks and allow the iron to sharpen iron out there in reality land.

    I had the annual trade show on the weekend and decided to do something different this year as I have been bogged down by tyre kickers and time wasters in years past. So I was brutal. Result – around fifty very good leads, all booked in for quotes and dozens of others that I frightened off with a realistic estimate of costs.

    Here’s hoping that a tithe of them translate into contracts. If they do, then that’s my year done and dusted.

  104. Fred

    Oz wants all these brown people to fill their investment property units. Who cares if a lawyer or a gay barista get killed in the process of arguably the greatest treason in Australia’s history. Gotta employ all the meatheads and skanks Oz produces in the property industry and it’s many satellites and give them the inflated salaries and lifestyles they’re entitled to.

    How much is the average real estate agent making these days? I remember when they were a bunch of sad gits in crappy little shops and could barely afford to decorate them.

    It’s all tickety boo.

    I think I’ll have a pide for dinner. Yum.

  105. Baldrick

    Chan and Suku’s applications to challenge President’s clemency decision thrown out of Indonesian court.

    Good. Shoot straight ya bastards.

  106. feelthebern

    The Greens member for Indii, elected by fraud, wants high speed rail from Melbourne to Brisbane.

    The Statists want high speed rail for one thing.
    To put Jews on trains.
    That’s what Statists do.
    Always have.
    Always will.

  107. Andrew

    He referenced 9/11 and 7/7 Truthers as examples of the type of extremism that must be dealt in a similar fashion to ISIS.

    Good – “Professor” Jenna Price is a 15/12 Truther (having described the Martin Place siege as a “false flag operation” in the Silly Moaning Herald. I have no problem with her being classed as a terrorist and dealt with appropriately.

  108. twostix

    The evolution of David Cameron makes for marvelous comedy.

    Who can remember his “Big Society” clap trap? A high taxing, welfare ridden, government mandated charitable society. LOL.

    Or his stated desire, a literal dream, for the UK to one day have a muslim PM. Perhaps his pet: Baroness “Haw-Haw” Warsi would do?

    Or when ordered Britain that it needs to change its way of life to accomodate the lovely, shiny new belligerent, mendicant third world muslim population that it woke up one morning to find living next door, rather than the other way around.

    Or when his government arrested Twitter uses for Blaspheming against Islam.

    This is without even starting on his Green-left credentials.

    Just awful.

  109. Memoryvault

    An illegal immigrant stays here for 19 years collecting a million dollars in welfare benefits from Centrelink. Has at least one wife and seven kids who all attend school, and he makes regular TV appearances, but the Department of Immigration “couldn’t find him”. He is eventually discovered to be plotting to blow up the MCG during the AFL grand final.

    Another immigrant on welfare spends ten years acting so dangerously he is on terror watchlists in the USA, Europe, and Canada, has been convicted of crimes against the families of killed soldiers, charged with multiple sex offences, is on bail on charges relating to murder, makes threats on Facebook so serious 18 people report him in three days. He is not a person of interest to our security authorities until he takes and kills hostages in the name of islam.

    Between 70 and 210 Australians (reports vary), most of them immigrants, collect welfare payments from Centrelink while they fight for ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Centrelink doesn’t know who they are, so can’t stop the payments, despite having a direct, real-time computer cross-matching facility with Immigration, and despite the fact that their identities are known to both ASIO and the AFP, and several of them have appeared on TV and/or have Facebook pages.

    And the solution to these problems is to take away our rights and freedom?

    The Hegelian Dialectic at work, brought to you by your friendly LNP government.

  110. Tintarella di Luna

    What the Sydney siege proves is that we have too many individual rights, says Tony Abbott.

    Wrong we have too many ‘group rights’ where the rights of a minority group trump the rights of the individual to say go to a coffee shop and get their skinnyMocha latte without the threat of death or actual death.

  111. James

    Sydney siege proves we lean too far towards individual rights

    The Libertarians would like more freedom. But Abbott the conservative base is about calling out the Muslim BS and protecting our own safety.

    Freedom of Speech should not extend to terrorist propaganda.

    Individual rights should not extend to terrorists inciting hatred and lopping off heads

  112. Token

    I had the annual trade show on the weekend and decided to do something different this year as I have been bogged down by tyre kickers and time wasters in years past. So I was brutal

    Great news Cali, qualify early and often, and you’ll get back your weekends.

  113. Infidel Tiger

    Fast forward ten years and the Tory Party is now an unelectable minor party and will rely on the “Turnip Taliban’s” new party: UKIP to ever form government again.

    The Telegraph are doing all they can to destroy UKIP.

  114. twostix

    Good – “Professor” Jenna Price is a 15/12 Truther (having described the Martin Place siege as a “false flag operation” in the Silly Moaning Herald. I have no problem with her being classed as a terrorist and dealt with appropriately.

    You know that’s not how it works, Andrew.

    She and the rest of the left will do and say what they like. “Right wing extremists” AKA anybody who doesn’t like Islam will be in for it.

    Like under the existing laws. Andrew Bolt gets dragged through the courts for the “tone” of his articles. The establishment recoil in horror at the thought of prosecuting Mike Carlton for his jew hate (Free Speech! they rally).

  115. twostix

    Freedom of Speech should not extend to terrorist propaganda.

    Individual rights should not extend to terrorists inciting hatred and lopping off heads

    Infidel Tiger you’re in for it.

  116. Infidel Tiger

    Infidel Tiger you’re in for it.

    If Tony Abbott is against freedom of speech he should have his head removed and put on a pike in Fed Square. Finally that hideous square will have some nice features. What’s more, I will gladly hack his head off. Those ears will make it easy to grip.

    (Makes a coffee. Waits for Feds.)

  117. Eddystone

    If piracy determined the Oscar winner.

    THE Oscars are done and dusted for another year and Birdman walked away with the gold.
    However, if the Oscars were determined by online piracy rates the Best Picture result would have been very different.
    With 1,389,819 downloads worldwide, American Sniper would have taken the prestigous honor.

  118. Andrew

    I’m stunned Obama has not declared the Star Trek franchise racist for linking an obviously muzzie name with genocidal violence.

    It would come as quite a surprise to Genghis Khan that he’s “obviously muzzie.” (Although statistically tengriism is less likely these days.)

  119. Helen

    Abbott chose WRONG HAT – insult to the bush

  120. Infidel Tiger

    This is one of the most confused articles you’ll read:

    Banning sex-selective abortion is a betrayal of women

    Basically she doesn’t like sheilas being killed for being sheilas, but she prefers multiculturalism.

  121. twostix

    The Telegraph are doing all they can to destroy UKIP.

    The Tele are the ones who cheered on the purge most loudly, being simpering Cameron worshipers.

    They’re also climate change wackos.

    Kind of how like The Aus cheered on Rudd, an ETS, etc and now have determined to take that excellent history of demonstrated political nouce and applying it to trying to topple Abbott in favour of The People’s Choice: Malcolm Turnbull.

    There’s a whole swathe of modern “conservatives” – particularly in the media – who are just wealthy leftists who don’t want to pay taxes.

  122. Helen

    I thought I was a widow the other day. It went like this.

    After Cyclone L (we were in town during it ) we made our way home on the Saturday after and when we got to the flat across the other side of the creek we could see it was flowing again and there was a lot of water. So Captain said he would wade/swim across. I watched him walk across the black soil for a while then he veered to the right to cross through the shallowest part, and I lost sight of him and started reading a sale catalogue. I never saw him again. I peered and peered at the bank just visible in the distance, was that him or a tree? I walked down half way and discovered it was a tree. The calves were following me so I slipped back through the mud. What time did he leave? Fool, I did not take notice. OK I will have to do something, but what and when? He might have suffered a heart attack, or fallen into a hole and broken his leg, or drowned.

    It was not looking good. How could I manage the place with out him, everything is in his head. Oh Fuck. I don’t even want to be here with out him. OK I will give it half an hour more and then I will walk/swim/wade to find him. The minutes drag by, I am peering at the bank and straining to hear the flying chariot. There is ten minutes left of my half hour time limit when I think – what is that – house engine or helicopter? A few seconds later, yes, relief at not being a widow washes over me and I happily wave at him as he flies by. When he gets out, I give him a very big extra squishy hug. I thought you had drowned I said. Didn’t you see me walking up the bank he said? No, I said. Naughty girl he said.

    He had been feeding the cat and dog, changing into dry clothes, refuelling the helicopter, ringing the neighbour to say, all good. It is a very big reality check.

  123. goatjam

    The hat does look pretty naff though. Maybe he should have worn a Fez instead.

  124. calli

    Helen

    #1612961, posted on February 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Abbott chose WRONG HAT – insult to the bush

    You know what they say…the bigger the hat, the smaller the farm. 😀

  125. calli

    Maybe he should have worn a Fez instead.

    A boater would have been nice. Recall his days at Oxford and all.

  126. incoherent rambler

    Tony does not need any new laws.

    Simply, those who break Murder/Sedition/Treason laws need to charged, tried, convicted, sentenced to the max. and their sentence promptly executed.

  127. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Senate Ladies Knitting Circle is being less than decorous. Claws out, shrill, bellicose, screechy and prone to fits of the sulks. Maybe they are unconsciously airing their domestic behaviour in public. Wong and the Heifer, dropping most of their stitches, such is their outrageous outrage, at the indignities being heaped on the Chief Stitcher-upper, Triggs.

  128. Makka

    “Simply, those who break Murder/Sedition/Treason laws need to charged, tried, convicted, sentenced to the max. and their sentence promptly executed.”

    Absolutely correct. The problem we have is not too fking few laws. It’s that the ones we already have are either selectively/meekly enforced or the offenders poorly adjudicated on. The nett result being there is little or certainly insufficient deterrent effect. Treason and betrayal of this kind deserve harsh and mandatory sentences.

  129. srr

    THIS COLUMN IS NOT ABOUT ISLAM

    Tim Blair – Tuesday, February 24, 2015 (1:51pm)

    The Islamic world is divided into two main groups. You’ve got your Sunnis and you’ve got your Shiites. The more excitable members of these groups have spent the past 1400 years trying to wipe each other out, a process continuing to this very day in Syria and Iraq – and, to a lesser extent, in Auburn and Lakemba.

    And now there is a third group, possibly larger than both previous groups combined, because it not only draws from the Islamic population but also from communities with less than direct Islamic connections. This is the group united in the belief – or, at least, the stated belief – that Islamic terrorism has absolutely nothing to do with Islam.

    Continue reading ‘THIS COLUMN IS NOT ABOUT ISLAM’

    http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/this_column_is_not_about_islam1/

  130. Combine Dave

    Srr,

    shorter pls. try cutting it off after the first paragraph.

  131. Arky

    It was not looking good. How could I manage the place with out him, everything is in his head.

    Nice to know what really goes through a woman’s mind at the thought of widowhood.
    I wonder what mine would miss? Nope, can’t think of anything.

  132. From IT’s link:

    Could we please introduce legislation to ban Fiona Bruce? No, not the lovely presenter of the Antiques Roadshow, but the Conservative MP for Congleton and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Pro-Life group, whose mission is to ensure that the rights of some cells trump those of women in unimaginably difficult situations.

    Those “clump of cells” constitute an actual human being, and please lay off these brazen lies about women in “unimaginably difficult situations” because there aren’t 100,000 “unimaginably difficult situations” every single year in the UK.

  133. Walter Plinge

    “…the system currently may lean too much towards favouring the rights of the individual as opposed to the broader interests of society as a whole.

    There’s a are famous (or, if you’re Hammy, infamous) dystopian novel about what happens when the broader interests of society as whole trump the rights of the individual. The name escapes just now but I think we’re almost there – life imitates art.

    Signed
    John Galt

  134. Arky

    Maybe he should have worn a Fez instead.

    A boater would have been nice. Recall his days at Oxford and all.


    One of those hats with the ear flaps would be most appropriate for Abbott right now, think Dennis Quaid in national lampoon.

  135. Rabz

    You know what they say…the bigger the hat, the smaller the farm.

    All hat, no kattle.

  136. Oh come on

    The establishment recoil in horror at the thought of prosecuting Mike Carlton for his jew hate (Free Speech! they rally).

    Meanwhile, Abbott declares victory over 18C, claiming that all is well because a Bolt-type prosecution will never happen again. He appears blissfully unaware of the terrible precedent that prosecution set and the chilling effect that accompanied it, which will persist as long as 18C remains on the statute books.

  137. ella

    Walter,

    What is the source of Tony Abbott’s comment?

  138. goatjam

    I’d like to see Tony wearing a Carmen Miranda style fruit salad on his head. He couldn’t come across as any more of a clown than he already does and it would have enormous entertainment value.

    It might even distract us from his treasonous plans to further reduce our liberties and freedoms in this stinking country.

  139. twostix

    Simply, those who break Murder/Sedition/Treason laws need to charged, tried, convicted, sentenced to the max. and their sentence promptly executed.

    All that stuff is good but we could start by exercising the modern version of exile: Revoking their passports if they go to Syria and banning them from re-entering the country.

    I don’t see why this is an issue except for some fetish that the government seems to have with wanting to join the cool kids club of having Islamic nutjobs living inside our country.

    “Everyone knows you don’t fit in with the cool kids at the G20 until you’ve got a homegrown muslim terror problem and lots of unnecessary, tyrannical laws to deal with it.”.

  140. cohenite

    Myrddin Seren

    #1612934, posted on February 24, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Good sleuthing.

  141. feelthebern

    We should not rest until Fatty Nixon is the terrorism Czar.
    She’ll know what to do.

  142. Oh come on

    It might even distract us from his treasonous plans to further reduce our liberties and freedoms in this stinking country.

    Who’s going to thank Abbott for his perfidy? Absent a Tampa event, no one. The ALP/Green Left will seize the opportunity to buttress their phoney civil liberties credentials at the LNP’s expense. Those who dumped Abbott for good for his 18C betrayal will loathe him even more. Everyone else won’t care either way. Heckuva job, Tone.

  143. JC

    Is that true or am I misreading it. Is butch carlton getting stitched under 18c? If true…. You go 18c. If he’s stitched up I’ll learn to love 18c.

  144. David

    You know what they say…the bigger the hat, the smaller the farm

    Rabz I don’t think I have ever seen a photo or news clip of Katter where he has had even the ghost of a smile. He looks like a bitter, twisted jerk – on his good days.

  145. DrBeauGan

    Thanks for the Kipling on the Monday thread, ZK2A. Kipling should of course be read aloud with enough volume to ensure the neighbours can benefit.

    Many years ago my seven year old daughter came home rather worried by a request from her teacher to memorize a poem and recite it in front of her class. I rehearsed her in ‘Boots’, complete with actions and accent.

    The teacher didn’t like it but the kids demanded multiple encores which were duly delivered. 🙂

  146. David

    We should not rest until Fatty Nixon is the terrorism Czar.
    She’ll know what to do.

    You shouldn’t even think those thoughts. She did her best to screw up a good Police Force. Imagine what she’d do with a job involving counter-terrorism – apart from going out to dinner “because you have to eat”.

  147. H B Bear

    What the Sydney siege proves is that we have too many individual rights, says Tony Abbott.

    Everyone has the right to be killed by a lone wolf, nothing do with Islam, backdoor refugee after the Police, Dept of Immigration, the courts and other instruments of government have failed them.

  148. Helen

    Sorry about the cross post, the bit about Abbott making me do it was lost – probably Abbott fault.

  149. David

    DrBG that was a hell of an effort for a seven year old. Well done that lass.

    Both my now adult children had Kipling read to them as littlies.

  150. Oh come on

    Is butch carlton getting stitched under 18c?

    Doubt it. If he were, Abbott would move mountains to repeal 18c to spare Carlton the indignity. Abbott’s sense of fair play, Christian kindness etc will kick in with a vengeance if it’s a Leftist being targeted.

  151. DrBeauGan

    We need more individual rights not fewer. The right to carry a gun would have settled Monis’ hash as several here have noted. How about it Tony?

    No, I thought not.

  152. Pickles

    [email protected]

    I had written him a text
    Which I’d sent, hoping the next
    Time he came in mobile coverage
    He’d have time to say hello.
    But I’d heard he’d lost his iPhone,
    So I emailed him from my smart phone,
    Just addressed, on spec, as follows:
    [email protected]

    And the answer redirected
    Wasn’t quite what I’d expected
    And it wasn’t from the shearing mate
    Who’d answered once before.
    His ISP provider wrote it
    And verbatim I will quote it:
    ‘This account has been suspended:
    You won’t hear from him any more.’

    In my wild erratic fancy
    Visions come to me of Clancy:
    Out of reach of mobile coverage
    Where the Western rivers flow.
    Instead of tapping on the small screen,
    He’d be camping by the tall green
    River gums, a pleasure
    That the town folk never know.

    Well, the bush has friends to meet him
    But the rest of us can’t greet him:
    Out there, even Telstra’s network
    Doesn’t give you any bars.
    He can’t blog the vision splendid
    Of the sunlit plains extended
    Or tweet the wondrous glory
    Of the everlasting stars.

    I am sitting at the keyboard,
    I’m too stressed out to be bored
    As I answer all the emails
    By the deadlines they contain.
    While my screen fills with promotions
    For ‘Viagra’ and strange potions
    And announcements of the million-dollar
    Prizes I can claim.

    But the looming deadlines haunt me
    And their harassing senders taunt me
    That they need response this evening
    For tomorrow is too late!
    But their texts, too quickly ended,
    Often can’t be comprehended
    For their writers have no time to think
    They have no time to wait.

    And I sometimes rather fancy
    That I’d like to trade with Clancy:
    Just set up an email bouncer
    Saying ‘Sorry, had to go.’
    While he faced an inbox jamming
    Up with deadlines and with spamming
    As he signed off every message:
    [email protected]

    – with apologies to A.B. (“Banjo”) Paterson.

  153. JC

    Oh okay thanks, OCO. I thought the comment meant he was getting whacked. It would actually be worth it to change religious…. Become a Jew and go after butch…. Where’s the nearest Rabi?

  154. feelthebern

    But Fatty Nixon did such a great job with the Victorian police, plus didn’t put a foot wrong being in charge of the fireys.
    The ABC said so.
    If she was running the show up here when the Lindt Café siege was on, it would have ended very differently.

  155. Toiling Mass

    Who’s going to thank Abbott for his perfidy?

    I am fully in agreement, OCO, but how is it viewed in voterland?

    Did the muddled masses understand the Bolt case – or just hear that he defamed (I know it was not defamatory) some people; that he went a bit too far and that happens?

    I honestly think a lot of people can’t actually imagine how 18C is a threat. It is too remote and only impacts certain people at a certain level.

    But they have a feeling (motivated by a sense of decency) that certain things must be prohibited. Holocaust denial? Appalling! Calls to Jihad? It should be banned! A lot of people likely think more control is better.

  156. cohenite

    Simply, those who break Murder/Sedition/Treason laws need to charged, tried, convicted, sentenced to the max. and their sentence promptly executed.

    Sedition is no longer an offence but has been replaced with the offence of urging violence. See Section 80 Criminal Code 1995.

    Consider Section 80, especially

    80.1AA Treason–materially assisting enemies etc.

    Assisting enemies at war with the Commonwealth

    (1) A person commits an offence if:

    (a) the Commonwealth is at war with an enemy (whether or not the existence of a state of war has been declared); and

    (b) the enemy is specified, by Proclamation made for the purpose of this paragraph, to be an enemy at war with the Commonwealth; and

    (c) the person engages in conduct; and

    (d) the person intends that the conduct will materially assist the enemy to engage in war with the Commonwealth; and

    (e) the conduct assists the enemy to engage in war with the Commonwealth; and

    (f) when the person engages in the conduct, the person:

    (i) is an Australian citizen; or

    (ii) is a resident of Australia; or

    (iii) has voluntarily put himself or herself under the protection of the Commonwealth; or

    (iv) is a body corporate incorporated by or under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory

    And then consider Hicks and his supporters as demonstrated by The Conversation.

    Quite simply no one is defending Western society.

  157. Oh come on

    Toiling, I was referring to Abbott’s mooted “redrawing of the line” between individual liberty and collective security. It’s something that will please no one. As I said above, the muddled masses in voterland won’t care, absent a Tampa-style event.

  158. Oh okay thanks, OCO. I thought the comment meant he was getting whacked. It would actually be worth it to change religious…. Become a Jew and go after butch…. Where’s the nearest Rabi?

    10% of your net worth to the synagogue. JC, if you’ve got any money, the Rabbi will come to you!

  159. Baldrick

    18C should be abolished, not strengthened. It’s a strange world when somebody like Andrew Bolt has more convictions than David Hicks.

  160. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You know what they say…the bigger the hat, the smaller the farm.

    “All hat, no cattle.”

  161. David #1612994, posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm
    You know what they say…the bigger the hat, the smaller the farm
    Rabz I don’t think I have ever seen a photo or news clip of Katter where he has had even the ghost of a smile. He looks like a bitter, twisted jerk – on his good days.

    David, beware of believing what you see in the press & on TV.

    Bob Katter is subject to “non-left” filtering by newspaper photographers.
    The man may well be bitter & twisted.
    But he has one helluva sense of humour. The best public takedowns of lefties, done with humour, I’ve seen done, was by Bob Katter.

  162. A Lurker

    Have you watched this? If true it is a huge eye-opener. It gets a bit preachy at the end, but if you ignore the overt preaching and concentrate on the historical aspects being raised, then it’s a massive spotlight on the fundamental deceits within Islam.

    A note, it is long – over an hour, but well worth watching.

  163. Infidel Tiger

    But he has one helluva sense of humour. The best public takedowns of lefties, done with humour, I’ve seen done, was by Bob Katter.

    Katter is a lefty. A lefty who likes camping. In fact everything about him is camp.

  164. Ellen of Tasmania

    Those “clump of cells” constitute an actual human being

    My son & D.i.L. have found out that their baby does not have a heartbeat. They are waiting for the miscarriage to occur naturally.

    Don’t those idiots dare tell us that we have only lost a ‘clump of cells’. We’ve lost a baby and my heart breaks for my kids who so long to be parents.

    I am so sick of abortion lies.

  165. Mike of Marion

    That’s the toughest outcome Ellen of Tasmania, really nasty tough.

    Mike

  166. thefrollickingmole

    I rehearsed her in ‘Boots’, complete with actions and accent.

    Some of his poems are read out much much better than they look on paper.

    When too much boots isnt enough..

    Boots

  167. stemple

    sadly cancelled all my subscriptions to the Oz and others after a long time with them, cannot in all good conscience continue to pay for that garbage, where to now i feel lost, i need my unencumbered news

  168. Token

    It would come as quite a surprise to Genghis Khan that he’s “obviously muzzie.” (Although statistically tengriism is less likely these days.)

    How about Imran Khan and the rest of the central asians who use that name now?

  169. Aaron

    If she was running the show up here when the Lindt Café siege was on, it would have ended very differently.

    Yes, she would have sent the tactical response team in to protect the chocolates.

  170. Fisky

    Haha. Abbott thinks passing a law against free speech will somehow lead to the police prosecuting and judges convicting Islamic hate preachers. There is no prospect of this at all. Even if action is taken, it will always be paired with action against a right-wing journo to appear “balanced”. It reminds me of how the Brown government banned a couple of hate preachers from entering the UK but then promptly added some US shockjock to the blacklist so as not to single out Muslims.

  171. calli

    Great to see Kipling’s verse on the Cat. When my son turned 21, I gave this to him, framed (along with other stuff).

    If—

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

  172. Shelley

    Just want to say The Cat keeps me sane, along with Tim Blair.

    Calli loved your post about the trade show. My soon to be son in law is finding out about timewasters and those that expect his carpentery and building skills to come a) ridiculously cheaply or b) on the longest account terms running into many months (um no, he is running a fledging business, no can do if he is to stay in business).

    Ellen, your family’s situation is most heart wrenching to read.

  173. thefrollickingmole

    calli

    The original RWDB poem.
    I love this one, the last lines are awesome.

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings

    AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
    That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
    So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

  174. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is one of the most confused articles you’ll read:

    Banning sex-selective abortion is a betrayal of women

    Basically she doesn’t like sheilas being killed for being sheilas, but she prefers multiculturalism.

    You think that’s bad IT, in a few years there won’t be any crazies like me roaming the streets.
    We’ll all have the privilege of not being born.
    This is but the beginning.

  175. Oh come on

    Let us Kipple:

    Dane-Geld

    It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
    To call upon a neighbour and to say: —
    “We invaded you last night–we are quite prepared to fight,
    Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

    And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
    And the people who ask it explain
    That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
    And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

    It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: —
    “Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

    It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
    So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: —

    “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
    For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that pays it is lost!”

  176. feelthebern

    Yes, she would have sent the tactical response team in to protect the chocolates.

    Boom boom !

  177. calli

    Ellen, this happened twice last year to my boy and his beautiful bride. There are no words to describe the grief. My heart goes out to them and also to you.

  178. DrBeauGan

    Yes, David, I was proud of the little tyke. Mole, I reckon my daughter did it better, although I admit to prejudice. The look of grim determination on her little face as she concentrated on remembering her lines went with the poem. That was before youtube and smartphones, dammit.

  179. duncanm

    I like the cut of that Beetoota Advocate

    Accompanying a picture of Milne with her pearl earrings:

    Pearl farming is so, so bad for the environment but pearl earrings are worth it,
    ??That’??s Green politics for you.?

  180. Delta A

    Ellen of Tas at 5.20pm.

    That’s very sad for you and your family, Ellen. Sincere condolences.

  181. Andrew

    If Tony Abbott is against freedom of speech he should have his head removed and put on a pike in Fed Square. Finally that hideous square will have some nice features. What’s more, I will gladly hack his head off. Those ears will make it easy to grip.

    It seems Abbott fails to understand the difference between restricting individual freedoms and pandering to alleged and/or recidivist criminals by left-wing judges.

  182. thefrollickingmole

    DrBeauGan
    Actually seeing a kid doing this one and doing it well would be quite amusing.
    That youtube is like an endurance test, by the end of 10 minutes (out of a 2 hour loop) you feel like you are marching over Africa yourself.

  183. Ellen of Tasmania

    Thanks Mike, Shelley, Calli – you’re dears.

    Miscarriages happen, but those who lose a baby know exactly what they’re losing. Just got a bit cross with the stupid ‘lump of cells’ lie.

  184. Token

    Basically she doesn’t like sheilas being killed for being sheilas, but she prefers multiculturalism.

    The thing that makes my skin crawl is that if the girl somehow survivies the left’s attempt to kill her in the womb, the same girl will be made prey by the elites to Rotherham style gangs of the left’s chosen rapists.

  185. Stimpson J. Cat

    For the poetic cats:

    Sunlight showering golden through glass,
    Wakes me, and I look upon a tranquil face,
    Her pain erased by refuge in dreams,
    Softly, daring, I touch her hair,
    Silk flows dark through my fingers,
    An indrawn breath, and she wakes,
    Her face turns toward mine,
    And I, knowing the power in her gaze,
    Look away…

  186. harrys on the boat

    Not a bad knock by Chris Gayle.

  187. srr

    Combine Dave
    #1612978, posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Srr,

    shorter pls. try cutting it off after the first paragraph.

    Sorry about those two short into para’s to Tim Blair’s latest.

    So sad there are no links to the old works of Kipling’s very long poems.

    Sadder there are so few cats game to give arrogant hypocrites the public kicking they so obviously need.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    OK.
    So the Green filth and the Liars Pardy lined up behind Commissioner FrightBat.
    No surprises there.
    Now make them fucking pay.
    Remind everyone up hill and down dale that they all support $350k payouts for wife murderers and compo and residency for convicted US felons.
    Do not let up.
    And if Brandis hasn’t got the stomach for it, piss him off.

  189. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ellen of Tasmania
    Condolences.

  190. DrBeauGan

    Calli, ‘If’ is a touchstone. Lefties hate it, adults love it. You can see why lefties hate it, it reminds them of how bloody useless they are.

    OCO, mole, I am going outside now to resume a cigar. After it is finished, if not before, I shall declaim your contributions loudly enough to frighten the neighbourhood. Do ’em good.

  191. Stimpson J. Cat

    Srr
    Name these arrogant hypocrites and if I so desire and don’t run out of beer I will proceed with aforementioned kicking.

  192. Shelley

    Missed out on yet another longer term job today. No reason ever given, just ‘your experience and knowledge is impressive, but we decided on the other interviewee’. I am beginning to wonder if my conservative/liberty views shine through (I know that many interviewers I have encountered are out and out lefties).

  193. rickw

    My son & D.i.L. have found out that their baby does not have a heartbeat. They are waiting for the miscarriage to occur naturally.

    My wife and I have been through this 4 times now. The current pregnancy appears to be going OK.

    The lies about abortion are completely vile, it’s sickening.

  194. Shelley

    I am in South Australia – this is a leftist place, I am quite out of place generally.

  195. Shelley

    Srr, maybe Combine Dave meant to add a sarc tag?

  196. oldsalt

    The Islamic world is divided into two main groups. You’ve got your Sunnis and you’ve got your Shiites.

    Oh my what a dumbfuck he is peddling his dumbfuckery.

    Islam is so riven with sectarian and theological conflicts it makes anarchists’ convention look like a schoolies First Communion.

    Indon, having the largest population of Muslims in the world, is a seething cauldron of sects and tendencies reflecting developments in the ME and the Sub Continent. They pretty much all loath eachother and have ready arguments to prove why another group claiming to be Sunni, isn’t. The largest group are the ASWAJA [Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah], conservative syncretic rural Sufist Sunnis often known as Pesantren Islam. To be accepted as Sunni you first have to demonstrate you belong to one of its four schools of jurisprudence, the most common in Indonesia being derived from Egypt. The Wabahis and Salafis, also Sunni but you’ll get an argument on this, don’t like ASWAJA and regard them as Kafir. The Wahabis and Salafis regard everybody except themselves as Kafir, earning them the disparaging moniker Takfiri. The Wahabis and Salafis would like to lump ASAWJA with Shia and eliminate them all. Then there’s the Deobandis and Jama’ah Tabliq from the Sub Continent. And the quietist Ahmadis. And dumbfucks like Blair.

  197. H B Bear

    drip … drip … drip

  198. tomix

    Kipling changed his views about armed conflict after his only child was killed in France in 1915.
    Here’s a interesting poem about the SaxonEnglish from 1911.
    Norman and Saxon
    A.D. 1100

    “MY son,” said the Norman Baron, “I am dying, and you will be heir To all the broad acres in England that William gave me for my share When we conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little handful it is. But before you go over to rule it I want you to understand this:–

    “The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite. But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice and right. When he stands like an ox in the furrow with his sullen set eyes on your own, And grumbles, ‘This isn’t fair dealing,’ my son, leave the Saxon alone.

    “You can horsewhip your Gascony archers, or torture your Picardy spears; But don’t try that game on the Saxon; you’ll have the whole brood round your ears. From the richest old Thane in the country to the poorest chained serf in the field, They’ll be at you and on you like hornets, and, if you are wise, you will yield.

    “But first you must master their language, their dialect, proverbs and songs. Don’t trust any clerk to interpret when they come with the tale of their wrongs. Let them know that you know what they’re saying; let them feel that you know what to say. Yes, even when you want to go hunting, hear ’em out if it takes you all day.

    “They’ll drink every hour of the daylight and poach every hour of the dark. It’s the sport not the rabbits they’re after (we’ve plenty of game in the park). Don’t hang them or cut off their fingers. That’s wasteful as well as unkind, For a hard-bitten, South-country poacher makes the best man-at-arms you can find.

    “Appear with your wife and the children at their weddings and funerals and feasts. Be polite but not friendly to Bishops; be good to all poor parish priests. Say ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘ours’ when you’re talking, instead of ‘you fellows’ and ‘I.’ Dont’ ride over seeds; keep your temper; and never you tell ’em a lie!”

  199. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oldsalt
    I don’t understand why you’re so grumpy.
    The column was not about Islam. 🙂

  200. Farmer Gez

    Triggs is just another landmine sown by Labor in bureaucracies when in power. They are a deterrent to progress and cause damage if you dare venture into their domain. Skilful prodding and complete destruction is the only way to clear these sinister plants.

  201. Spider

    TC at 1:12 pm
    Mocking Abbott will not work in the long run, Richo’s line about once the mob laugh at you you’r gone, might be true of a labor politician but Abbott has been mocked and laughed at his whole political life.

    If Labor or social media are mocking you I agree.

    The trouble for Abbott is that MSM and papers like The Australian are now openly mocking him. That’s a much different situation. When that happens you have moved to a completely different dynamic.

    It’s ok to be disliked or hated even but being mocked is much more destructive.

  202. Ivan Denisovich

    The thing that makes my skin crawl is that if the girl somehow survivies the left’s attempt to kill her in the womb, the same girl will be made prey by the elites to Rotherham style gangs of the left’s chosen rapists.

    The Organisation doing its best to facilitate both miseries:

    In 2012, Coloradan Timothy Smith pled guilty to sexually abusing his step daughter. When she became pregnant with his child, Smith took the 13-year-old to a Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains abortion facility. Although state law requires Planned Parenthood to notify the authorities when abuse is suspected, no such notification was given. Nor was any effort made to inform the victim’s mother. Instead, she was released back into the “care” of her abuser.

    While this was no doubt an horrid experience for Smith’s step-daughter, it was nothing new for Planned Parenthood. Multiple cases have come to light in which Planned Parenthood staff have performed abortions on abused children and failed to notify the authorities. Employees have also been caught offering to arrange involuntary abortions on child prostitutes who “can’t speak English” and “won’t know what’s going on.”

    Of course, sexual abusers aren’t the only criminals who make use of Planned Parenthood. According to one study, more than half of women who seek abortions do so under pressure, sometimes facing violence when they refuse. While you may be put off by the thought of violence against women, Planned Parenthood seems to have a different perspective. In fact, their staff members have been encouraging teenage girls to accept it.

    As Live Action has demonstrated before, Planned Parenthood is encouraging teens to embrace violent, unsafe sexual practices. The most recent example came from Denver (at two facilities also operated by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains) where a Live Action investigator posed as a 15 year-old looking for sex advice. She was told to experiment with bondage, whippings, and asphyxiation. The fact that people have been killed while engaging in that last activity was evidently not a concern.

    The investigator was also advised that the word “stop” may be less than ideal during sex, as her partner might wonder, “Does she really mean ‘stop,’ or does she mean, you know, whatever?” That silly business about “no” meaning “no” seems to have fallen out of fashion.

    Then there’s gendercide. Steinem pointed out that in some parts of the world, “there is a son surplus and a daughter deficit because of female infanticide.” What she forgot to mention is the role that sex selective abortion plays in this equation.

    With a cultural preference for sons, many girls in Asia don’t make it past their first ultrasound. Far from being disturbed by this practice, Planned Parenthood is ready to facilitate it.

    http://liveactionnews.org/gloria-steinem-is-raising-money-for-planned-parenthood-pimps-and-abusers-should-thank-her/

  203. calli

    DrBeauGan
    #1613051, posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:15 pm
    Calli, ‘If’ is a touchstone. Lefties hate it, adults love it. You can see why lefties hate it, it reminds them of how bloody useless they are.

    It’s reflexive, isn’t it. A description of the type of man I wanted my son to be, and so it turned out. But you don’t become that person unless you’ve passed the test.

    A couple of the lines are above one of the entrances to the courts at Wimbledon. I wonder if the tantrumers have ever read it and pondered on what it means.

  204. Tel

    Aus flags flying half mast in Sydney.

    Seems like it is in honour of Mrs Faith Bandler AC.

    I’d never heard of her… seems she was campaigning to get historical recognition of forced plantation labour in 19th Century Australia.

  205. srr

    Basically she doesn’t like sheilas being killed for being sheilas, but she prefers multiculturalism.

    The thing that makes my skin crawl is that if the girl somehow survivies the left’s attempt to kill her in the womb, the same girl will be made prey by the elites to Rotherham style gangs of the left’s chosen rapists.

    Matthew 24:12

    And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

  206. Baldrick

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #1613045, posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm
    For the poetic cats:

    Very touching Stimp.

  207. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Fred:

    Ah,pink gin.Mike Carlton’s favorite y’know.Very wardroom.

    No.

    I have not seen a pink gin in any wardroom in any western navy in 40 years. Beers – plenty. Spirits (mostly drunk neat) more than beers. Sake and soju on japanese and South Korean ships, by the bucket load and I mean that literally.

    Puink gin? Never. Think it went out of fashion in the early 50s when the sexual deviant/rockspider/lefty set (BIRM) got into it. Carlton’s a lefty, dunno about the deviant/rockspidering side of his life, tho (and have zero desire to)

  208. Gab

    Aus flags flying half mast in Sydney.

    Also in Melbourne. have no idea why.

  209. Pickles

    That’s a doozy Tomix. Especially the bit about drinking all day and poaching all night. Same was said about a now respectable hilltribe in CQ. Their name is still used to describe the act. Duffing I think it is.

  210. tomix

    The trouble for Abbott is that MSM and papers like The Australian are now openly mocking him. That’s a much different situation. When that happens you have moved to a completely different dynamic .

    Maybe, it certainly worked for The Australian in it’s destruction of McMahon, Hawke, and Howard.
    It’s harder to mock Tony Abbott, even though he is a sexist, and a bit of a dork, and seemingly unaware of it, because he hasn’t pretended to be someone else.

  211. tomix

    Yes, Pickles. Was looking to find the date of the Dane- Geld poem, and found this beauty.
    There might be a couple of old Saxons lurking on the blog.

  212. Gab

    That is tragic news, Ellen. So sorry to hear of your family’s loss.

  213. JC

    Wow Ellen… Lost for words. Deepest feelings for you and your kids.

  214. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Stimp:

    Oldsalt
    I don’t understand why you’re so grumpy.
    The column was not about Islam.

    Oooh

    That’s GOTTA hurt.

    Even a snaggle-toothed inbred window licking mouthbreathing fraud like oldfraud gotta be smarting from that one.

    Well done, that Cat.

  215. Bruce in WA

    If you shoot an elephant … legally, like Glenn … and want a photo, you had better hurry, because this is what happens within a couple of hours.

    #illhuntwithyou

  216. Gab

    I would rate this faux outrage at seven flags.

    LOL That’s excellent use of current events inserted to make a funny, Twostix. 🙂

  217. Ms Dolittle

    A boater would have been nice. Recall his days at Oxford and all.

    My brother fibre glassed his boater so nobody could push the hat per through the top. Nobody could lift it either. He got into drugs shortly after that.

  218. hzhousewife

    The Greens member for Indii, elected by fraud, wants high speed rail from Melbourne to Brisbane.

    I’m shocked.

    Meanwhile, the electorate that voted for her can’t get a train to run from Wodonga
    to Melbourne in under 5 hours.

  219. Ms Dolittle

    Rabz I don’t think I have ever seen a photo or news clip of Katter where he has had even the ghost of a smile. He looks like a bitter, twisted jerk – on his good days.

    And he is always laughing at the wrong time…

  220. tomix

    That elephant in the picture with Glenn in The Sunday Mail wasn’t anywhere near the size of a Bull Elephant.
    Could there be a pay- per- poundage system in play in the sport of heffalump shootin’?

  221. calli

    Ms. Do…my son’s boaters were Estapolled several times. They were like Oddjob’s lethal hat, glassy of finish with an edge like a buzz saw. Foolishly, I chucked them out. In hindsight, I could have drilled holes in them and used them as planters.

  222. Gab

    . The history of Man Haron Monis suggests there is a risk the system currently may lean too much towards favouring the rights of the individual as opposed to the broader interests of society as a whole.”

    Yes well only when the perps are muslims or some jerk from Lock the Gate/Greenpeace/WWF or had a rough childhood etc, Mr Abbott. Or haven’t you noticed?

  223. blogstrop

    Kipling changed his views about armed conflict after his only child was killed in France in 1915.

    Kipling was obviously distressed by the loss of his son and the lack of a body. Everyone was distressed about the carnage a more mechanised war brought about. Everybody would have changed their views. While actually on the battlefield himself, General John Monash implemented new strategies to achieve victories with less loss of life, and was knighted on the battlefield by the sovereign for his efforts. He was responsible for a new approach to warfare that saw clever integration of tanks, artillery and infantry. Detailed planning replaced mass assaults.

    During WW2 there were still some terrible examples of large-scale attacks beaten off by strong gun emplacements, from Omaha Beach to the Siegfried Line, and across the world at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

    Fallujah in Iraq was no easy task either, being a house-to-house cleanout of drug and religion crazed fanatics.

    Can we crumple in a heap because things get tough, and people we love and cherish get killed? They may be so valuable as a son, or a brother in arms. None of this negates the need to fight when that need arises. The destruction of WW1 led to some improvements in WW2, even though casualties were still awful. We are now in a new phase, probably temporary, where casualties are minimised wherever possible – and operations are even cancelled where the risk of too many casualties of (sometimes so-called) civilians might result. That will, I predict along with many others, be swept away by the next phase, where annihiliation of the enemy and all in the vicinity becomes the rule again.

  224. Pickles

    I’ve canned my sub to the Oz as well. Young bloke rang up and asked why. Told him the site was so cluttered with ads and crap in general that it was too hard to use. If you saw something really interesting like something about Kate Upton or any female Russian tennis player then it would take minutes to get a look at it. Unsatisfactory. The main reason is dealing with a rolled up newspaper. Can’t bear it. He told me that if I moved to SA I could get it delivered flat.

  225. Ms Dolittle

    So sad for you all Ellen, so sorry.

  226. stackja

    Brandis and Triggs: irretrievable breakdown Opinion
    The Drum By Michael Bradley

    Michael Bradley
    Michael Bradley is the Managing Partner of Marque Lawyers, a boutique Sydney law firm. He has been a lawyer for 25 years, practising in litigation and regulatory affairs. Marque was established by Michael and some colleagues in 2008 with the stated ambition of completely revolutionising legal practice. They achieved this by getting rid of timesheets, not treating law like a blood sport and just being normal. Michael has written extensively on law and legal practice, including for the Australian Financial Review, and published a book titled Kill all the Lawyers, in which he proposed that we shouldn’t do that at all, but he did explain why everyone hates them. Michael is married with two teenage daughters and a food-obsessed cavoodle.

  227. calli

    Can we crumple in a heap because things get tough, and people we love and cherish get killed? They may be so valuable as a son, or a brother in arms. None of this negates the need to fight when that need arises.

    Sultan Knish has an interesting post about war and, horror, killing the enemy to win.

  228. hzhousewife

    I owe the Cat a debt of gratitude, just for the access to intelligent thinking and sharp minds. Being self-employed there is not a lot of time to network with bright sparks and allow the iron to sharpen iron out there in reality land.

    I had the annual trade show on the weekend and decided to do something different this year as I have been bogged down by tyre kickers and time wasters in years past. So I was brutal. Result – around fifty very good leads, all booked in for quotes and dozens of others that I frightened off with a realistic estimate of costs.

    Here’s hoping that a tithe of them translate into contracts. If they do, then that’s my year done and dusted.

    Congratulations, good work calli. Hope the hard work pays off. Work hard, play hard.

  229. Alexis

    Banning orders can be helpful if used in the right way.

    For example, Weimar Germany had a law allowing them to completely ban a person from any public utterance. It was such a powerful tool that they only used it once-and the only recipient of such a Sprachverbot was none other than….

    …Adolf Hitler!

  230. srr

    Srr, maybe Combine Dave meant to add a sarc tag?

    🙂
    Maybe, but more likely and truer to form, he was just being a dick.

  231. blogstrop

    Thanks Calli, that’s a keeper.

  232. blogstrop

    And now it’s movie time.

  233. tomix

    blogstrop:
    Kipling stayed distressed for the rest of his life.
    The intrusion of reality on fantasy does that.

    Was told that, up in the islands, in the Forties, some blokes who’d had enough would fix a .303 [with bayonet] to the ground at 45 deg., with a tentpeg.
    They’d get a run up, and charge the bayonet.
    The other men would be alerted by the screaming during the charge.

    Can’t remember whether he said they’d ever managed to tackle one of them before he suicided, but there was widespread anger at being left one man down.

  234. srr

    The Islamic world is divided into two main groups. You’ve got your Sunnis and you’ve got your Shiites.

    Oh my what a dumbfuck he is peddling his dumbfuckery.

    Islam is so riven with sectarian…

    What, like how the Left is riven with Communists, Socialists, Fascists, Greens, all the churches, sects and power players within each, that it would be dumbfuckery to bother naming each mob and mobster when talking about the Left, and the Right?

    You know, the two main groups selling us all out to the UN.

  235. Bear Necessities

    Abbott’s best friend is Shorten. Abbott is lucky that there is no Hawke or Keating in the ALP to take full advantage of his incompetence.

    The ALP should win the next election in spite of Shorten.

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