Monday Forum: July 13, 2015

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  1. Infidel Tiger

    If I played Origin for QLD for example, I would not want to be seen in public near Mitchell Pearce. It would lower my market value as well.

    That’s for the victor to decide not the loser. If Queensland wanted Pearce to sing Mr Bojangles with a stubby of Tooheys New in his jacksie that is their right, not his.

    If you can’t understand these basic social conventions then i fear all is lost.

  2. Geriatric Mayfly

    Mr Fee-Hee’s counsel, is trying desperately to put lipstick on a pig – long pig of course.

  3. Leigh Lowe

    Greg Mathews was a better bowler AND batsman.

    Than who?
    Stevie Wonder?
    Stephen Hawking?
    Helen Keller?
    Who?

  4. .

    Don’t worry I’ve managed to offend the hosts (some of our old boys) and our club on a rugby bus trip in a bush league.

    I was appropriately punished.

  5. C.L.

    Shorten on the news castigating the government over live cattle export numbers to Indonesia.

    Utterly amazing.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    Greg Matthews is to cricket commentary as Shane Watson is to digging in for a long innings.

    He’s worse than that blind guy on the ABC. Not quite as bad as the tranny but close.

  7. .

    Mo Mathews was easily better than Watson for one, but his record speaks for itself:

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/player/6525.html

  8. Tom

    Q&A using a 10 year old with a written speech for him to recite, is some kind of child abuse?

    There’s no depth of moral depravity too deep for scum like Peter McEvoy. He’s an ABC hero trying to make taxpayers gag on his contempt for the ABC charter.

  9. srr

    OH FFS!

    ‘you can’t understand English, so you don’t know when you’re sitting in a car’

    Say’s the lawyer For The CFMEU …

  10. Baldrick

    Leftards 2011 – “Indonesia cruel. Ban live cattle exports.”

    Leftards 2015 – “AbbottBeast bad as Indonesia cuts live cattle imports.”

  11. .

    Shorten on the news castigating the government over live cattle export numbers to Indonesia.

    Utterly amazing.

    Well Bill, Big Bill and his little mate nearly killed it off.

    Shorten should die of shame.

  12. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Mandarin is holding his ground. Mind you, the questioning is this side of lame.

  13. Nic

    He’s worse than that blind guy on the ABC. Not quite as bad as the tranny but close.

    He’s that bad? Seriously, he couldn’t be as bad as that mawkish twat Drew Muppet, who fellated himself at the ABC’s ‘bravery’ in having the blind guy commentate. That and his long winded reminiscing about crap 1960’s Australian bodgie and widgie tunes.

  14. srr

    The Mandarin is holding his ground. Mind you, the questioning is this side of lame.

    Lame?

    ‘because you don’t speak much English, you’re lying eyes don’t know what a car or wads of cash look like’

    Mind you, I’m glad he hasn’t been released as a witness yet, and let to wander off, ‘forgotten’ …

  15. notafan

    I got stuck behind a road hog this morning who was displaying a fiendsoftheabc.org sticker with some nonsense about independent media = ABC.
    Very hard to resist giving the old bat a good shove.
    I’d like the ABC to be independent of the taxpayer, actually.

  16. Lysander

    Notafan, srr – Who is Fiona Ward (nee Darwin).

    Personally I think we did a better job 🙂

  17. Ros

    New Zealand beef exporters have had the door shut on them by Indonesia in a drive for self-sufficiency, and have joined the United States in complaining to the World Trade Organisation.

    Beef exports to Indonesia have see-sawed in recent years, reaching a high in 2010 of 48,823 tonnes, making it New Zealand’s second-largest beef market for that year, behind the US (156,173 tonnes).

    The Indonesia market was then worth $185 million.

    But in 2011 the Indonesian government introduced import quota restrictions on beef as part of a programme to become self-sufficient in a range of agricultural products.

    Exports tailed off until last year when the Indonesians relaxed restrictions.

    By September 2014 exports to Indonesia grew to about 20,000 tonnes of beef, worth $79m, compared with just over 10,000 tonnes the year before.

    However, fresh calls for self-sufficiency have coincided with the election of President Joko Widodo late last year. In January this year the Indonesian government banned the import of the bulk of secondary cuts and offal.

    That month, New Zealand beef exports fell to a trickle of 28 tonnes.

    Meat Industry Association chief executive Tim Ritchie said the import restrictions had led to shortages of beef and price rises in Indonesia.

    “During the period that they were in place, there were regular Indonesian media reports that retailers and processed beef manufacturers were facing a shortage of beef, as domestic supplies could not make up for the reduction in imports, and that the resulting shortage pushed up beef prices for consumers,” Ritchie said.

    A Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman said Cabinet agreed in 2013 that New Zealand would initiate WTO dispute settlement proceedings challenging Indonesia’s import restrictions on agricultural products. New Zealand held WTO dispute settlement consultations (the first stage in the WTO dispute settlement process) with Indonesia in 2013 and 2014.

    Now New Zealand has joined the US – also a beef exporter – in requesting a WTO dispute settlement panel.”

    24th march 2015. This news item would suggest that Australia is in fact a favoured supplier even if the following item, Dec 2014, makes it clear they still do not trust us to do the right thing despite the fact we have got rid of Gillard and Ludwig.

    “As Australian cattle exporters look to expand their market options via the imminent opening of a trade to China, customers in Australia’s largest export market are also seeking to diversify their supply sources at the same time.

    The Indonesian parliament recently passed amendments to legislation that open the country’s borders to beef and cattle imports from Foot and Mouth Disease-free zones within countries such as Brazil and India.

    The law change was motivated by a deep seated desire within Indonesia to improve food security by broadening supply options and reducing its heavy reliance on Australia for imported cattle.

    Several members of Indonesia’s cattle importing and lot feeding industry recently travelled to Brazil to meet with cattle exporters and Government officials and to learn more about the country’s potential as a future supply source for Indonesia.

    The big question is whether Brazilian cattle can be landed in Indonesia at a viable price given the vast shipping distances involved.

    Australia is just a four to five day shipping distance from Indonesia, while Brazil is about a three week sea journey away.

    However, the cost of freight alone is not the full story.

    The higher purchase cost of Australian cattle compared to equivalent weight Brazilian cattle, and the additional regulatory costs imposed on Australian cattle exports, which are held to the highest stringent animal welfare standards of any exporting country, serve to at least partially offset the large cost of shipping cattle from Brazil to Indonesia.”

    Shorten is a politician in trouble so there is some explanation for him sticking it up the Indonesians. But what is the ABC’s excuse, other than it seems that they too receive the ALP’s talking point for the day and faithfully adhere to it. In the end they are out and out racists, Indonesians cut off their noses because they want to give us a serve. So what inspired them to have a go at this point in time you morons.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hey, the Drum has an actual poll which asks a real question. How cool is that?

    Do you approve of the Abbott Government’s directive to stop the Clean Energy Finance Corporation from investing in wind farms and household rooftop solar projects?
    No 87%
    Yes 12%
    Unsure 1%
    2194 votes counted

    Not surprising since the denizens of the Soviet Peoples’ Republic of Greenland are core members of Di Natale’s voteherd.

  19. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From C.L. at 9:27 am:

    “Australian farmers now full-on leftist spazos …

    Liverpool Plains farmers threaten legal action to stop Shenhua Watermark mine’s ‘agricultural genocide’.”

    The manner in which the Shut-Australia-Down mob and their family and friends in the media portray coal mining to their unquestioning city sympathisers and doctors wives is so full of pure bullship it’s not funny.

    A farmer in Gunnedah knows years ahead, decades ahead, of the general location of potential mines. As a consequence of the exploration and assessment work which precedes application for a mining lease the farmer, the local council, and anyone else who wants to know, can ascertain likely timing.

    When the miner gets serious and secures a mining lease he simultaneously applies for development consent and acquires the land required for the mine activities and for the surrounding buffer zone. The local farmers look forward to this phase with great expectation, keen to find out as quickly as possible whether their land is vital to the miner. Typically there are a few large holdings involved, which remain economically viable at a modest level, and numerous smaller uneconomic blocks and hobby farms.

    Most local owners welcome the windfall. Profitable rural business is ever so difficult. The last time rural constituents enjoyed real attention for government they had Doug Anthony and Wal Murray (in NSW) as their champions. It was that long ago that many here have never heard those names.

    The successful farmers are happy a buyer has emerged to offer them a comfortable retirement. They can anticipate 2.3 to 3.0 times the underlying rural value of their holding and the option to remain in operation as a (often peppercorn) lessee for some years yet, until the miner is ready to send the dragline through his block. The marginal operators get to see real money for the first time in their lives and the hobby farmers act as any urban owner, always looking to profit and trade up.

    While this is going on the miner is enduring a million dollar inquisition by multiple government departments, Federal and State. They are suspicious, demanding, obstinate, anti-development, green and stupid – the Federal people, who should never have become involved, most of all.

    The only bureaucrats who know anything about mining and its impacts are from the State Mineral Resources part of Primary Industry. I know less of them now but they were knowledgeable, professional, honest and scrupulously ethical – they fiercely protect the resource for its utility and revenue value, they expect excellence from the industry and they get it, near enough. They are powerful – they can shut a mine down in an instant – and a smart mining corporation always responds properly when they want something.

    The development consent process gives objectors numerous opportunities to be heard.

    The objectors are typically professional weepers flown in from anywhere from Ontario to Oberon, thick headed popular personalities, bored Centrelinkers, Alan Jones and local landholders – the ones who missed out on being bought out.

    They are the most vehement because it’s personal. The mining company paid their neighbour a small fortune and they got nothing “because of a line on a map” which had them outside the acquisition zone.

    If the mining companies quietly offered to include them they would disappear, no longer concerned about coal dust, groundwater, kiddies crushed under 120 tonne trucks and so on. They would be replaced by their neighbour next along, horrified and suddenly militant about coal dust, groundwater, kiddies crushed … .

    The mining companies are well advised and determined. They will not offer an endless flow of lollies for urgers. If government becomes too stupid in the conditions of consent to mining they will invest their money in South America or South Africa, which they can now do more profitably but sometimes in a politically riskier environment.

    They, like the protestors, can quickly become disinterested in Gunnedah and in providing handsome revenue streams to the State. They can readily move on to somewhere else, and prosper, and both Gunnedah and NSW can remain behind, slowly gathering dust and eventually disappearing from view.

    Somewhere down the track Tracey Whatsername can do a Current Affair special on the unemployed, marginalised and bored teenagers on drugs in Gunnedah and have some expert sociologist in to put the question “Where did we go wrong?”

  20. Grigory M

    in 1979, clad in a safari suit

    Wasn’t everyone? Probably the greatest male clothing innovation ever.

  21. Lysander

    Notafan; here is an anti-ABC bumper sticker i prepared earlier.

  22. srr

    Lysander
    #1737519, posted on July 14, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Notafan, srr – Who is Fiona Ward (nee Darwin).

    Personally I think we did a better job 🙂

    Next question – and how many mystery bloggers are part of her vast, tangled web … tossing furniture around and sniping at investigative journalists … 😉

  23. H B Bear

    He’s worse than that blind guy on the ABC. Not quite as bad as the tranny but close.

    He’s that bad? Seriously, he couldn’t be as bad as that mawkish twat Drew Muppet, who fellated himself at the ABC’s ‘bravery’ in having the blind guy commentate.

    That was some of the funniest radio the ALPBC ever put to air. One of the purest ALPBC self-indulgent stroke-fests of all time. A celebratory circle jerk of the highest order.

  24. Infidel Tiger

    You have to remember that most of the Indonesian elite graduated from Australian universities so they have absolutely no concept of economics.

    In their confused minds they think this will suddenly make a sustainable herd of cattle appear in some Indonesian holding pen.

    It’s no worse than Australian politicians banning mining and thinking it will reduce power prices.

  25. .

    They are the most vehement because it’s personal. The mining company paid their neighbour a small fortune and they got nothing “because of a line on a map” which had them outside the acquisition zone.

    Exactly. It’s a shakedown.

  26. goatjam

    Wow Donald McCinnes doing a great job of describing CFMEU thuggery.

    Can’t wait for this feehee fellow to give evidence now that the CFMEU have thrown him under the bus.

  27. Snoopy

    Lots of Tongan interest in TURC apparently.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    I got stuck behind a road hog this morning who was displaying a fiendsoftheabc.org sticker with some nonsense about independent media = ABC.

    Prius?
    Or Volvo?
    Or perhaps a Skoda?

  29. Grigory M

    immediate annexation

    A new Anschluss? Counsellor-in-training – you have some way to go on the International Law unit of your Legal Studies certificate course.

  30. Geriatric Mayfly

    Pictorials of Mr Fee-Hee being retrieved from the witness’s phone.

  31. srr

    Police Need Permission From CFMEU to Police … this was a revelation to big business builder … sadly, the country is full of unemployed, good workers, who know too bloody well that that is how things are …

  32. .

    International law is defined by who has the most power. Not only that, it would be right to do so. If Greece doesn’t pay up, they’ve lost their right to sovereignty.

  33. Shelley

    Love the Cat, but I can’t hold it in anymore, I have some bugbears being – srr, dweezy – puhlease make your posts more readable – half the time it is impossible to know what you are on about. If you can’t do the wit of other Cats, then please do not try to because it just doesn’t come off.

    Ros – your posts are brilliant, but you need to include a h/t or a link where there is one. Example, your post above at 11.22 – doesn’t sound like you wrote it, but the way you have posted it makes it seem that you did. Apologies if indeed these are your own words, but I am sceptical.

    Sorry if this comes across poorly and I acknowledge I am not perfect in my postings and we are all different however these things are starting to turn me off!

  34. Fisky

    The Greeks must take to the streets and topple their traitorous government.

  35. goatjam

    Why doesn’t the Commissioner just tell the CFMEU to go hang instead of trying to work around their petulant boycott?

  36. Geriatric Mayfly

    If the CMFEU will not front to the Commission, why not tell them to bugger off, and discharge the witness?

  37. Tom

    The Greeks must take to the streets and topple their traitorous government.

    Don’t be so impatient, Fisky. It’ll take a few more days.

  38. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From . Dot at 11:31 am:

    They are the most vehement because it’s personal. The mining company paid their neighbour a small fortune and they got nothing “because of a line on a map” which had them outside the acquisition zone.

    Exactly. It’s a shakedown.”

    A most excellent summary, old chap.

  39. .

    The Greeks have not made an effort to cut spending except for the pre Syrzia government. Things were looking up!

    The deal involves more lending. The EU is just as foolish as Greece. They will never get that money back.

  40. Snoopy

    Doesn’t the Royal Commission have the power to arrest a witness and force them to appear if necessary?

  41. .

    It is hilarious to read Zero Hedge, people want a Grexit, to end the Fed but also an utterly debased Drachma but no QE or EU style currency debasement.

    All at the same time.

  42. goatjam

    Darren Rae: The CFMEU told me It will be good for your company if you give us the money so you can get work and avoid any “incidents” on site.

  43. Geriatric Mayfly

    The witnesses are present and correct Snoopy. It’s the CMFEU’s lawyers who are missing in action, because of Davy Noonan’s finely tuned sense of injustice.

  44. goatjam

    LOL. And the CFMEU don’t take cheques.

  45. incoherent rambler

    The CFMEU deciding the witness schedule for a Royal Commission is not a good look.

  46. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Greeks must take to the streets and topple their traitorous government.

    Fisky – You’ll like Breitbart London’s take of it all.

    ‘There Is No Way You Are Leaving This Room’: The Creepy Talk From Inside the ‘Violent’ Greece-EU Negotiation

    My position is this:

    Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. – H.L. Mencken

  47. Viva

    In my ideal world the Greeks cop it sweet, reform their economy as instructed – and then when things are humming tell the EU to sod off as they are doing very nicely thanks very much.

    That would give the tyrannocrats a lesson in national sovereignty that they wouldn’t
    forget in a hurry and maybe others will follow suit.

  48. .

    That would give the tyrannocrats a lesson in national sovereignty that they wouldn’t
    forget in a hurry and maybe others will follow suit.

    To whom? The Greek electorate that voted themselves to oblivion?

  49. srr

    Why doesn’t the Commissioner just tell the CFMEU to go hang instead of trying to work around their petulant boycott?

    For the same reason The Police take orders from the CFMEU.

    One of my “unreadable” 😉 posts, connected some more of the dots that further explain it.

    But what the hell, I’ll repost it for those who aren’t Union Thugs who can’t read or scroll, but still can’t help but tell others what they can and can’t, say and do –

    To help make TURC a little more interesting (if possible), and help cats better understand why Heydon called a forthcoming witness, “courageous”, and why someone TheirABC does puff pieces for, may be ‘lucky‘ they ‘forgot‘ to renew their visa, and got stranded, far, far away –

    The world’s deadliest woman?
    Meet the ‘Kim Kardashian’ of Mexican organised crime

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/worlds-deadliest-woman-meet-kim-3690879

    Mexican cartels reach Australia

    http://www.news.com.au/national/mexican-cartels-reach-australia/story-fncynjr2-1227066445512

    CFMEU ‘engaged in blackmail, extortion’

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/cfmeu-engaged-in-blackmail-extortion/story-fn3dxiwe-1227161812614
    So yes –

    The CFMEU deciding the witness schedule for a Royal Commission is not a good look.

    but all things considered, it is understandable.

  50. Grigory M

    fiendsoftheabc

    Fiendish, notafan – well done.

  51. goatjam

    Does anyone know who Mr Manass is and who the lawyer questioning him represents?

  52. Uh oh

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #1737524, posted on July 14, 2015 at 11:25 am
    Liverpool Plains farmers threaten legal action to stop Shenhua Watermark mine’s ‘agricultural genocide’.”

    I’m still waiting for the outrage over the misappropriation of the word “genocide’. You know, just like when Tony Abbott said ‘a holocaust of jobs’.

  53. Geriatric Mayfly

    Dinosaurs had very small brains. The current witness at the TURC suggests they were not unique un this regard.

  54. Nic

    Mr Manass

    Thats apparently the name of the Magic Mike sequel aimed at the growing gay market.

  55. Mark from Melbourne

    Lawyer is Council Assisting Scruby.

    Manase has been well and truly got at… he is the bloke who we were told yesterday wrote out a list of what Belat owed Fihi.

  56. Arky

    Leigh Lowe
    #1737539, posted on July 14, 2015 at 11:36 am
    I got stuck behind a road hog this morning who was displaying a fiendsoftheabc.org sticker with some nonsense about independent media = ABC.

    Prius?
    Or Volvo?
    Or perhaps a Skoda?

    ..
    Probably some Audi driving retard.

  57. goatjam

    Council: “Didn’t you show this document to Mr Taleb and he took a photo of it with his phone?”

    Mr Manase: silence

    Looks like his brain had a BSOD

  58. Viva

    The Greek electorate that voted themselves to oblivion?

    I see you subscribe to the “apres nous le deluge” world view of the EU. Either you surrender to the Superstate or you don’t exist.

  59. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Commissioner reads the riot act to the gross Tongan.

  60. goatjam

    Manase being read the riot act by Heydon. Reading from the RC act about how lying is a not on.

  61. Check this out:

    This is a condom that was given out last week at the Wild Goose Festival, an annual progressive Christian hootenanny. Chicago Theological Seminary is a left-wing seminary affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The rainbow fire logo is an LGBT-friendly version of the UCC’s own logo seminary’s logo.

    The text advises takers to grab two condoms in case of two orgasms.

    It likens the Second Coming of Christ to sex, in particular gay sex.

    Look out for them on Qanda one day.

  62. blogstrop

    Yes, the ABC has a Royal Commission it can get right into. Domestic Violence is “a health issue”, it requires a “whole of government approach”, it needs “a lot of money thrown at it”, and it springs from “gender inequality”.

    Abortion is ok though.

  63. goatjam

    Heydon asks for a spare bit of paper, is asking Manase to write stuff down on it so he can compare it to the document that Manase refuses to admit he provided.

  64. .

    I see you subscribe to the “apres nous le deluge” world view of the EU. Either you surrender to the Superstate or you don’t exist.

    No no.

    This is a summary of the Greeks:

  65. Geriatric Mayfly

    The fat Tongan is being given a dictation test by The Commissioner.

  66. Mark from Melbourne

    Heydon the handwriting expert!!

    Manase looks as if he swallowed a fly… and now even is brother-in-law is looking a bit edgy down the back.

    I have no doubt that he will try to digguise his handwriting, but that is a lot harder to do than people think. Manase is going to go down I think.

  67. goatjam

    Manase is going down. He is not clever enough by half to outsmart the Commish

  68. Bruce of Newcastle

    Wapo has a nice story on Pluto. The picture gallery is especially good as it has a close up of Charon too. Great in full screen.

  69. Snoopy

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

  70. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Commissioner goes forensic.

  71. Just went looking through BoNs linked site and found this item.
    Panther A? model – I couldn’t see the front to distinguish variant from bow MG, but the turret is definitely A model – from absence of lower mantlet, but domed cupola looks like something off the G version. Quite possibly an amalgam of parts, as the Germans had several factories producing A, D, and G models until the bombing campaign disrupted manufacture and assembly.
    Also found was an 88mm flak, and a torpedo.

  72. jupes

    From Bolta:

    The Australian Federal Police has cancelled an annual Ramadan dinner after Muslim community leaders vowed to boycott the event.

    Here’s a moderate Muslim’s opinion:

    “I can’t break fast with those who authorise flash bombs to be used against families,” said Australian Muslim Women’s Association spokeswoman Silma Ihram, who was one of 840 people to sign the petition.

    Car bombs on the other hand …

    Here’s wording from the moderate Muslims’ petition:

    Federal and State Government bodies such as their police forces (including the Australian Federal Police) and intelligence agencies (such as ASIO) have been a key strategic component in the Australian Government’s deliberate targeting of the Muslim community,… Investigations into key incidents remain unresolved with answers around police action missing in this regard. This is exemplified by the case of 18-year-old Numan Haider, whose shooting by Victorian police, and months of harassment by intelligence agencies prior, still remain shrouded in curious mystery…

    Hey let’s allow more Muslims to live here. What could go wrong?

    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/

  73. goatjam

    Google knows nothing about “i8u catering”, they need to sack their marketing people.

  74. goatjam

    Now it has changed to U8U, nothing there either

  75. srr

    Hey let’s allow more Muslims to live here. What could go wrong?

    Absolutely nothing!

    And Social Media Luvs them.

    They write great, simple, one liner hit pieces, that any moron can understand! 🙂

  76. Bruce of Newcastle

    Panther A? model

    Winston – Go here.

    Lotocoti knows his ordnance. 🙂

  77. Geriatric Mayfly

    Calling Jenny Craig. Crisis in Tonga.

  78. notafan

    Lysander
    this bit is incorrect

    She worked at the HSU in 2003 as a Lead Organiser. (Known as Fiona Darwin then) When she started at the HSU is unknown but she would have finished in 2006/2007.

    iirc she started operating as a sole trader in 2005 as Pluto Communication and Design. During 2005/2006 she worked on Natalie Suleyman’s (who was Darwin’s bridesmaid) campaign to be elected to Brimbank council -and I assume she was paid for that/
    In 2006 she was spokesperson for LDP corporation in relation to the Foundry Tower Project in Sunshine, for which I also assume she was paid, which is kind of interesting in view of the general context of her employment history and associations.

    I saw De Campo? pop up in the Facebook feed of Ward/Darwin in relation to a shopping spree at some store in Malvern.
    That is a very glamorous photo on the kangaroo court site, not sure it is actually her.
    And yeah I get the impression there was waiting for a safe seat for someone in that household.

  79. Snoopy

    Silma Ihram is a Q&A veteran. I’m so shocked.

  80. goatjam

    David Pattinson in the witness box is a bit confused. These Tongans are apparently all company directors for businesses that don’t actually exist.

  81. thefrollickingmole

    C.L.

    ABC: Being a boy a “disease.”

    The punchline being that ladies are now clamouring to get on the “me-too” bandwagon because it might be a trendy condition to blame after a cask of spumante and taking on all comers on the pool table at the local pub..

    Look at the comments at the bottom of that link.

    Theres a simple test for ADD.
    If you go back to the town you spent your first 10 years of life in after a 20 year break and people still remember you as “a shit of a kid”.

  82. notafan

    Muslims defending Numan Haider and claiming victim status for someone who threatened to kill the PM and was researching his movements and then attacked and nearly killed two police officers.
    I’m glad that petition is circulating with those lies.
    He made a mistake is code for he was unsuccessful in his mission.

  83. Geriatric Mayfly

    Have you come here to tell the truth? What impertinence.

  84. Snoopy

    I’m guessing the only thing slim about a Tongan catering business would be the margins.

  85. notafan

    It was a wagon of some sort with an dog in the back with one of those barrier thingys. Not an Audi or a Prius.
    I was too busy beaming telepathic abuse to note the make.

  86. Mark from Melbourne

    I was wrong… I thought Pattison had heavied his cousin Manase. But it seems that they have both been heavied by Fihi… or perhaps the motorcycle gang Pattison doen’t belong to??

  87. Arky

    “Are you joking? Does it look like I am capable of throwing a leg over a motorcycle? I haven’t seen my penis since 1989.”.

  88. “Are you joking? Does it look like I am capable of throwing a leg over a motorcycle? I haven’t seen my penis since 1989.”.

    I am reliably informed that if he’s Tongan he’s probably never seen it. Not without a magnifying glass.

  89. C.L.

    The times we live in:

    A Geeveston couple has pleaded not guilty to charges under Tasmania’s Reproductive Health laws over an anti-abortion protest in Hobart in April.

    Penny Stallard, 57, and Raymond Stallard, 61, appearing in the Hobart Magistrates Court, denied charges of engaging in prohibited behaviour within 150 metres of a termination clinic and failing to comply with the directions of a police officer.

    They have been released on bail to appear again next month.

    You see, it’s prohibited to speak within 150 metres of a facility killing people.

  90. srr

    via Michael Smith –

    Adam Jeffrey has been sworn.

    Mr Jeffrey currently owns a pie shop (thus the white shirt).

    He was involved in the building industry running tenders for the Morris construction company.

    Wonder if it’s previous owners failed to keep enough pies hot 😉 🙂

  91. Bruce of Newcastle

    Essential poll out: 52 to 48.

    Headline is: “Shorten’s approval rating drops to record low”

    In the latest Essential polling, 52 per cent of people disapprove of the job Mr Shorten is doing, up seven per cent on June.

    Sky doesn’t mention the catch. The catch is that Abbott’s disapproval is 53%. Higher than Shorten’s. I think Abbott needs a new pair of Speedos, or maybe to pass the baton to the gnome starer.

  92. JC

    Walk has a nice story on Pluto. The picture gallery is especially good as it has a close up of Charon too. Great in full screen.

    Neil Armfield took those pictures. He’s an Incredible Dude.

  93. Geriatric Mayfly

    ADD “a boys’ disease.” I had thought it was a condition peculiar to boys in households with single mothers. Is that how the ABC would put it?

  94. notafan

    In 2004 Fiona Darwin was names as

    Convenor, Monash University Federation of Student
    Organisations

    ALP National Conference JJanuary 2004 has a very interesting list of names.

    Crikey who’s who of National Conference 2004

  95. Geriatric Mayfly

    This witness is a doozy.

  96. This witness is a doozy.

    Heydon has his death stare on.

  97. You see, it’s prohibited to speak within 150 metres of a facility killing people.

    No, no, we can’t let them harass people as they go about procuring a lawful killing. What sort of nation do you think we are?

  98. Geriatric Mayfly

    The witness is coming to grips with the word ‘euphemism,’ and once the penny dropped, is doing quite well.

  99. Oh come on

    From the Breitbart article on Greek bailout talks:

    After almost nine hours of fruitless discussions on Saturday, a majority of eurozone finance ministers had reached a stark conclusion: Grexit — the exit of Greece from the eurozone — may be the least worst option left.

    Michel Sapin, the French finance minister, suggested they just “get it all out and tell one another the truth” to blow off steam. Many in the room seized the opportunity with relish.

    Alexander Stubb, the Finnish finance minister, lashed out at the Greeks for being unable to reform for half a century, according to two participants. As recriminations flew, Euclid Tsakalotos, the Greek finance minister, was oddly subdued.

    Why odd? He’s a known mouse. It’s a pity his predecessor wasn’t in his chair.

    Syriza has utterly ratfucked its people. Further evidence that the left cannot be trusted anywhere, ever, with anything of any consequence.

    And Europe has reverted to form – appeasing the Krauts. They can’t help themselves.

  100. srr

    You see, it’s prohibited to speak within 150 metres of a facility killing people.

    No, no, we can’t let them harass people as they go about procuring a lawful killing. What sort of nation do you think we are?

    But it’s perfectly legal to verbally and physically assault women and children quietly gathered to pray for the killed and those doing the killing … even in front of police, there to watch over the legal gathering of praying people … that is The Message we were given by the Police refusing to arrest the assailants, wasn’t it?

  101. Rohan

    Looks like the new Chief Executive of CSIRO is in a spot of bother.

    Nothing like the top dog having a misconduct charge hanging over their head…

    A group of shareholders who call themselves Caason Investments allege Arasor’s financial statements failed to comply with relevant standards for disclosing information about the company’s financial position.

    Caason also alleges Arasor’s directors provided a prospectus which made misleading forecasts about the company’s financial performance.

    And that’s OK ’cause CSIRO know of this issue before they appointed him:

    A spokesperson for CSIRO confirmed to SmartCompany the organisation did have knowledge of the court action prior to Marshall’s appointment earlier this year.

    “Dr Marshall made the required confidential private interest disclosure to CSIRO before he was appointed Chief Executive of CSIRO – with the appointment announced on 9 October 2014 and commencing in January 2015. ,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

  102. srr

    We were wrong.

    It was a frightbat’s castrate, this time –

    Father of 10 year old admits writing questions for the ABC’s child-labour Abbott Attack on QandA

    This stuff is just so off. Let 10 year old boys be boys – don’t turn them into a freak-show lefty0-weirdo, saying things written by a weirdo dad. The nett effect will be the other kids at school will mercilessly take the mickey from Q and A boy, he’ll react by playing the role of the nerdy lefty QandA freak-show kid, and a highly paid counsellor will write up reams of notes about it in 30 years time after the first divorce.

    http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2015/07/father-of-10-year-old-admits-writing-questions-for-the-abcs-child-labour-abbott-attack-on-qanda.html

  103. john constantine

    “Obviously a lot of money will have to be thrown at this”

    Their abc triffids staking their claim for resources to combat violence against women.

    Their abc heartwrenched to announce that the stress hormones/cortisol released when a woman is threatened damages her unborn baby.

    So if a pregnant woman has a high placed, stressful job, she should quit it for the health of the baby?. Driving in traffic? socialising with bitchy women trying to score points?.

    If pregnant women feeling threatened/stressed/ shitty/ hysterical have their baby harmed by the stress hormones—that makes men bad?.

    The first time their abc has campaigned for the rights of the unborn child.

  104. johanna

    Mick at 11.25 am, well said.

    It seems that the agricultural community have swallowed the Green Kool Aid, big time. The farmers and graziers I knew as a young person would have sent them off with a load of buckshot in their buttocks.

  105. Geriatric Mayfly

    A front has just arrived west of Sodom, and it is more worthy of the title Cold Front, than its much hyped predecessor last Sunday.

  106. Oh come on

    The Germans are very good at getting what they want. It’s not quite the bloodless annexation of the Sudetenland – they’ve learnt to assume a consultative appearance whilst presenting a fait accompli.

  107. Bon, REME took over one of the Panther factories and ran the production line to see if there were any production techniques the British could adopt. Quite a few of the surviving Panthers today are from this production run.

  108. Leigh Lowe

    The witness is coming to grips with the word ‘euphemism,’ and once the penny dropped, is doing quite well.

    Probably just relieved to find that it wasn’t the same as an aneurism.

  109. Nic

    Had it been a ten year old asking a question like that to Gillard, the left would have been fuming about indoctrination.

  110. Infidel Tiger

    It seems that the agricultural community have swallowed the Green Kool Aid, big time. The farmers and graziers I knew as a young person would have sent them off with a load of buckshot in their buttocks.

    Can’t wait for it to blow up in their faces. It’s only a matter of time too.

    Laying down with lefties will give your more than a thrush filled crotch, it will fiscally and mentally destroy you.

    I’m going to laugh my head off when the tables are turned on these diseased and dangerous agrarian socialists.

  111. Oh come on

    This stuff is just so off. Let 10 year old boys be boys – don’t turn them into a freak-show lefty0-weirdo, saying things written by a weirdo dad.

    Leftists even betray their own children.

    We need the Fisk Doctrine now more than ever.

  112. john constantine

    Their world today–their abc blaming the Great Abbottbeast for the low cattle quota.

    This must be full triffid week–their abc backing the confederate flag of their rebels bikies against the government, their abc using 10 year old children as social suicide bombers against the government, and now the scum of the earth, their abc left no racist, smug, cheap shot unused when their abc campaigned to starve the Indonesians into submission to abc life values by overnight killing of the cattle trade–these smug thugs now use taxpayer money to ‘gotcha’ the tories for the sins of the swampfilth.

  113. Leigh Lowe

    A front has just arrived west of Sodom, and it is more worthy of the title Cold Front, than its much hyped predecessor last Sunday.

    Comfortably parked in Melbourne office at 22.3 deg C thanks, Mayfly.

  114. .

    I suggest a Kobayashi Maru for leftists – questions regarding Lee Rhiannon’s involvement with the USSR and Lenin’s Hanging Order, or perhaps the murderous idiocy of Che Guevara.

    We don’t want a Fisk Doctrine Circular Firing Squad.

  115. Bruce of Newcastle

    Quite a few of the surviving Panthers today are from this production run.

    I actually liked the 88 more myself Winston, although panthers are cool. I was into Panzerbitz ‘way before Steel Panthers came out. I don’t know if the tyres are authentic but it looked in the photo like you could load it up and smoke a Challenger from 2 km any time you wanted.

  116. Snoopy

    Their abc heartwrenched to announce that the stress hormones/cortisol released when a woman is threatened damages her unborn baby.

    Fortunately, abortion is a simple remedy.

  117. I went to the one in Albury in the 1990?s – it smelt of stale beer and the dunny had the gentle pungency of a B&S urinal after a bundy binge.

    Sounds pretty authentic to me.

  118. .

    Bruce likes Steel Panther? Who’d thunk it?!

  119. Gab

    Shorten on the news castigating the government over live cattle export numbers to Indonesia.

    Please, nobody ever stop Shorten from talking in public.

  120. Di

    Kristina Keneally on Sky PVO show – that woman is a fucking disgrace.

  121. Tom

    Neil Armfield took those pictures. He’s an Incredible Dude.

    Famous theatre, then film director so good at his job he became the first astronaut to walk on the moon. But you never hear him brag about it.

  122. candy

    Had it been a ten year old asking a question like that to Gillard, the left would have been fuming about indoctrination.

    And child exploitation, which it was. The father wrote the question apparently. The boy just read it all out.

  123. Wasn’t everyone? Probably the greatest male clothing innovation ever.

    So there you have it. From the horse’s mouth.

    Grigory has the fashion that style forgot to go with the person that personality forgot. The perfect match.

  124. Snoopy

    Kristina Keneally on Sky PVO show – that woman is a fucking disgrace.

    Yes, she surely deserved her gig as NSW ALP Premier.

  125. But you never hear him brag about it.

    Bah! Good luck, Mr. Gorsky!!

  126. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce likes Steel Panther[s]? Who’d thunk it?!

    Showing my age. The SSG games were excellent too.

  127. Oh come on

    We don’t want a Fisk Doctrine Circular Firing Squad.

    The Fisk Doctrine is eminently reasonable and proportionate, given the nature of those it seeks to rehabilitate, and is rightly a favourite of moderates. Anti-Fisk Doctrine extremists should reconsider their fringe positions.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    Kristina Keneally on Sky PVO show – that woman is a fucking disgrace.

    She does a nice head-tilty hair flick though.
    #notabimbomuch

  129. C.L.

    Neil Armfield

    Sounds like a made-up name a drunk teenager gives the police.

  130. Fisky

    The Fisk Doctrine is very often mistaken by extremists as a judicial or even military issue. In fact it is primarily a medical response to a medical emergency – Leftist psychosis can only be cured through compulsory medication in safe and secure public health facilities.

  131. Cold-Hands

    Panther A? model – I couldn’t see the front to distinguish variant from bow MG, but the turret is definitely A model – from absence of lower mantlet, but domed cupola looks like something off the G version. Quite possibly an amalgam of parts,

    Winston, according to lotocoti, it’s a hybrid assembled by REME.

  132. johanna

    Lunchtime at the TURC.

    Lots of theatre today. We had a Mandarin interpreter, smart move by the witness. You get more time to consider your answer. But also, fair enough when you are in a legal context with potentially complicated and incriminating questions. BTW, it is not hard to distinguish between Mandarin and Cantonese. Mandarin is sort of slushy and relatively slow, with lots of “ssh” sounds. Cantonese sounds like expletives fired from a Gatling gun.

    The other highlight was the impromptu handwriting test carried out by the Commissioner. While the most amazing point was that this witness could write at all (maybe thanks to Methodist missionaries in Tonga), it was a good example of the reason for watching the show.

    We had two huge blokes from Tonga denying that they knew anything about anything, despite being warned that lying could end them in jail. Perhaps jail is better than the alternative.

    Meanwhile, a series of builders and subbies told the same tale, with slight variations. CFMEU thugs turned up at their sites and demanded (a) cash for the CFMEU and (b) phony memberships and associated dues.

    BTW, that site that some people have been recommending for coverage is a left wing stooge site. It claimed that Taleb was a liar, and that the CFMEU did no such thing.

  133. C.L.

    I pointed out here once before – years ago (nothing new under the Cat) – that the safari suit (jacket at least) lives on for Israeli bodyguards.

    Makes sense too. Weapons concealed, no sleeves to get in the way.

  134. Cold-Hands

    Bah. The “ozblogistan is broken” page delayed my post. Sorry for the repetition.

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Leftist psychosis can only be cured through compulsory medication in safe and secure public health facilities.

    Absolutely not. The facilities must be privately run.

    We can initially fund them through confiscation of leftist property.

  136. blogstrop

    “There’s nothing wrong with a bit of personal growth”, says commenter Bert over on Blair’s SHY thread.

    I reckon her person has been growing quite noticeably since she lucked into the Senate pay and expenses racket. That sea air gives you an appetite, though.

  137. Oh come on

    It is very important that the Doctrine has strong provisions to prevent extremists from impeding its benevolent objectives. There are many misanthropes who wish to stop those suffering the scourge of Leftism from receiving the medical treatment they so desperately require. They are no better than anti-vaxxers and eco-vandals who smash up greenhouses and destroy GMO crops that could feed the world’s poorest.

  138. Zippy The Younger

    compulsive meddlers

    PM forces big firms to publish gender pay gap: Companies who employ more than 250 people will have to disclose information in bid to end divide within a generation

    Companies will be forced to reveal the gap between the average pay of male and female staff, David Cameron will announce today.
    Firms employing more than 250 will have to publish the information as part of the Prime Minister’s ambition to end the ‘gender pay gap’ within a generation.
    He will say the move is needed to drive up women’s wages and ‘cast sunlight’ on discrepancies in the salaries of men and women. He hopes that forcing employers to publish the gap would put pressure on them to deliver equal pay.
    More than 10million workers will be covered by the rules. At present the gender pay gap stands at 19.1 per cent – meaning a woman, on average, earns around 80p for every £1 earned by a man.
    The plan is being introduced despite concerns that it will pile huge burdens on struggling companies. Business leaders said firms should not be forced to publish the information, which they described as inherently ‘misleading’.

  139. blogstrop

    Greece – soon to be the hole in the eurozone layer.

  140. blogstrop

    Companies will be forced to reveal the gap between the average pay of male and female staff

    Oh please! Go for it. But only for directly comparable jobs.

  141. Infidel Tiger

    This new Harper Lee book – when was it written?

    It sounds like absolute bilge.

  142. thefrollickingmole

    In new* thinking** a lefty lurrvie royalty woke up this morning and decided that capping child benefits for those who cant afford kids is worse than Hitler and is Eugenics***.

    *Actually busted ass and old
    ** Well thinking might be generous, but it did require mental effort to force his voicebox to make the noises
    *** Yes, he actually said that.

    That would be Kinniock, the multi-millionaire lord of the realm and representative of the wukkas.

    A Labour MP described yesterday the government’s proposal to limit child tax credits to the first two children as reminiscent of Nazi-style ‘eugenics’.
    Stephen Kinnock, son of former leader Neil and the newly elected MP for Aberavon, told the BBC that the move raised ‘moral and ethical’ issues, for example if a woman became pregnant with a third child as a result of rape.
    ‘Are we going to be asking women to go to the DWP and prove how their pregnancy came about?’
    Mr Kinnock asked. ‘It’s simply not pragmatic and it is awfully reminiscent of some kind of eugenics policy’, he said.

    What would lefties do without the poor “female as virtuous virgin/mother” and “Hitler was a rightie” tropes to fall back on?

  143. Infidel Tiger

    Companies will be forced to reveal the gap between the average pay of male and female staff

    I regret to announce that Tracey who we hired because she has massive tits to answer the phone, doesn’t earn as much as Kevin who has three degrees and a 40 year career in engineering. It’s a close run thing though and if Trace’s tops get a bit more sheer, we’ll correct that anomaly.

  144. Oh come on

    Must suck to be her – a multimillionaire, and soon to make several million more – and stuck in a nursing home.

  145. C.L.

    Did somebody get some coffee to Sinclair in a boogie board?

  146. Oh come on

    As in Neil Kinnock, the treasonous Soviet mole? His kid?

  147. thefrollickingmole

    In breaking news the CoE have staked a takeover of stonehenge and are looking for human sacrifice to placate “The wolf that eats the sun” every now and then.

    Going green is holy, say Church of England bishops: General Synod calls for vicars to have training in ‘eco-theology’
    Churchgoers to be encouraged to take part in fasts against climate change
    General Synod, the CofE’s parliament, adopts green activism programme
    It backed a motion which said creation is holy and the Church is ‘called to protect the earth now and for the future’

    Leaders of the Church of England declared yesterday(Mon) that fighting climate change is a holy duty.
    They called for a new generation of vicars to be trained in ‘ecotheology’ as well as the Bible and ‘eco-justice’ alongside Christian ethics.
    Churchgoers are to be encouraged to skip lunch on the first day of every month in a fast against climate change after the General Synod, the CofE’s parliament, adopted a wholesale programme of green activism.

    Im glad Im not religious, otherwise id be digging a bunker and stocking up for the end times.

  148. notafan

    Kinnock sounds like a right prat, in any case not all of Labour is toeing the line and on the other hand they are sitting on the opposition benches so who cares.
    What are the stats on rape babies in the UK (we know some of them)?
    What a stupid and lazy argument, it is not the responsibility of the taxpayer to support people’s children.
    People are free to have third, fourth and fifth children, it would be a nice change to see the same people committing to supporting their own children.

  149. Oh come on

    I regret to announce that Tracey who we hired because she has massive tits to answer the phone, doesn’t earn as much as Kevin

    If Tracey is able to use her tits to answer the phone, she deserves to earn more than Kevin. That is a killer party trick.

  150. Oh come on

    They called for a new generation of vicars to be trained in ‘ecotheology’ as well as the Bible and ‘eco-justice’ alongside Christian ethics.
    Churchgoers are to be encouraged to skip lunch on the first day of every month in a fast against climate change after the General Synod, the CofE’s parliament, adopted a wholesale programme of green activism

    The humiliation is complete. Soon they will have more vicars than parishioners.

  151. Zippy The Younger

    Australian woman Jodi Magi jailed in UAE for Facebook post

    An Australian woman is behind bars in the United Arab Emirates after being found guilty of “writing bad words on social media about a person”.

    Jodi Magi, 39, posted a photograph on Facebook of a car parked across two disabled bays outside her Abu Dhabi apartment. She blocked out the numberplate and posted the picture in February without any identifying details or names.

    But the picture sparked a complaint to police, landing Ms Magi in court. The graphic artist, who has lived in Abu Dhabi since 2012, was found guilty of “writing bad words on social media about a person” fined $3,600 and told she would be deported. But yesterday, when she went to pay the fine, she was arrested.

    “I’m putting my life in the hands of chaos,” she said. “I’m terrified,” Ms Magi told the ABC.

    Speaking from the back of a police car, she said: “They were about to put me in the male lockup and then they turned me away and no-one knows what to do with me.

    “No-one is talking to me. No-one is telling me what is going on. I’ve been driving around for literally about four hours.”

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Ms Magi had been taken into custody pending deportation.

  152. srr

    Bolt –

    Unions take over Labor

    No wonder Labor won’t support reforms or unions or better policing of union thuggery:

    Penetration of the federal Labor Party by trade unions is holding back industrial relations reform, … according to research by Patrick Hannaford and James Paterson of the Institute of Public Affairs…

    Overall, 23 of 55 Labor MPs in the lower house and 17 of 25, or 68 per cent, ALP senators have a background as trade union officials, the research paper reports.

    Of Labor’s caucus members, 13 are backed by the left-wing Australian Manufacturing Workers Union while the conservative Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association supports 12 caucus members and right-wing Australian Workers Union backs nine members…

    Yet union membership has fallen from 41 per cent of the workforce in 1990 to 17 per cent in 2013.

    (Thanks to readers Peter of Bellevue Hill and Chris Curtis.)

  153. johanna

    Ah, Ivan Bulam, one of the many former Yugoslavs in the Canberra building industry, is now on the stand.

    Let’s just say, if you’re not a relative, all bets are off.

  154. goatjam

    Mr Bulum with 47 years experience in Canberra building asked about how long these sorts of union shenanigans have been happening. He reckons it’s been about 5 years.

    I’m sure the fact that that just happens to be around the time that Gillard destroyed the Building Commission is purely co-incidence

  155. Rob MW

    Zimbabwe to hand back land to some white farmers

    Today, fewer than 300 white farmers remain on portions of their original land holdings in Zimbabwe and many of the seized farms lie fallow, meaning the former Breadbasket of Africa has to import food to feed its population.

    Among remaining farmers who have been recommended for a reprieve of Mr Mugabe’s edict that whites can no longer own land in Zimbabwe is Elizabeth Mitchell, a poultry farmer who produces 100,000 day-old chicks each week.

    Her farm, Barquest, which lies around 160 miles south of Harare in Masvingo Province, had been allocated by the government to Walter Mzembi, the tourism minister, but he recently retreated after the provincial leadership backed her request to stay.

    Shuvai Mahofa, Masvingo’s Provincial Affairs Minister, has recommended five more white farmers be issued with 99-year leases because their operations were, she said, of “strategic economic importance”.
    Mr Mugabe regularly tells white farmers who have survived years of uncertainty, violence and threats to move off the parcels of land they have hung on to.

    “Don’t be too kind to white farmers,” Mr Mugabe told supporters at a recent Zanu PF rally. “They can own industries and companies, or stay in apartments in our towns but they cannot own land. They must leave the land to blacks.”

  156. feelthebern

    IT, it sounds like Tracey is Chief Morale Officer, whether she knows it or not.

  157. JC

    Tracey should be paid more than the multi- degree nerd otherwise it’s discriminatory.

  158. feelthebern

    QandA is a sewer.
    The father will use this to get a few gigs at union/industry/ABC functions.

    After some back lash, he’ll no doubt peddle the line “have a crack at me, but leave my son alone” even though no-ones had a crack at the kid.
    It’s a move Latham tried when he was wheeling out his family everywhere.

  159. Mark from Melbourne

    … and now we’re adjourned.

    I’ve got to say that it was a bit pedestrian. Yes, we have had some absolute, rolled gold stuff, but the last couple of witnesses were very much third hand, and not really worth bothering with you’d have thought.

    Even leaving to one side the two Tongans who clearly changed their story as soon as they hit the stand (and thus gave Scruby nothing to go on with), I continue to see Stoljar and co as plodding, not forensic, and not always on top of their brief.

    Still, Fihi will certainly be off to the big house, you’d think.

  160. feelthebern

    Can you tell us more about Tracey, IT?

  161. Geriatric Mayfly

    Will there be any “side news” on the ABC tonight, or will Domestic Violence hog centre stage? Reports from The Man Hate RC will clog the ether with lamentations.

  162. Armadillo

    Is Michael Smith watching the same TURC as me?

    Mr Bulum says that he knows of several people who have made payments to the CFMEU – he is writing their names on a piece of paper for Mr Stoljar.

    Mr Bulum’s handwritten note with the name of a brickie who made payments to the CFMEU was tendered into evidence.

    He actually said he heard the CFMEU were asking for money. He had no idea if they paid it or not.

    Mr Bulum states that he has never given money to the CFMEU or an official. He states that he was often asked by CFMEU officials to provide money – he always refused. He never entered into a CFMEU EBA.

    He says they never asked him for money, but they did ask him to sign an EBA. He says he simply refused.

    Smithys hearing is going or his sexing it up. Or both.

  163. Showing my age. The SSG games were excellent too.

    Actually BoN, whilst I liked the SSG games, it was more about the fact that the old bloke who owned the Panther drove it around in a snowstorm in the ’70s and no one in his town thought it unusual.

  164. feelthebern

    The QLD budget is a monster financial land mine.
    Not provisioning for long service leave as it accrues is fiscal terrorism.

  165. srr

    Oh please. It’s a kids’ film. Settle down

    SO what is the latest film so vile, so steeped in misogyny, so profoundly offensive that it has the moral guardians in a flap? That would be Inside Out.

    … the film now “stands accused of causing psychological damage by depicting Sadness as a fat child”.

    Parents, we’re told, “have raised concerns over Sadness, voiced by actress Phyllis Smith, being depicted as a frumpy fat girl while Joy, played by Amy Poehler, is slim and fashionable.”

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/is-this-kids-film-really-so-vile-misogynistic-and-profoundly-offensive/story-fnpug1jf-1227440449991?nk=3f7dd5d98f2fe1513c741ccf89d09f7b-1436849436

  166. Mark from Melbourne

    Is Michael Smith watching the same TURC as me?

    Smith is on cloud nine. All he was doing was writing out names that he couldn’t pronounce!

    ALL his evidence was second- or third-hand. Except where he explicitly said he’d never been asked for cash.

  167. Armadillo

    Ah, Ivan Bulam, one of the many former Yugoslavs in the Canberra building industry, is now on the stand.

    Got the impression the CFMEU weren’t too keen to start pushing him. He looked like he would push back pretty hard.

  168. Leigh Lowe

    This new Harper Lee book – when was it written?

    It sounds like absolute bilge.

    from Wiki …

    According to Lee’s lawyer Tonja Carter, following an initial meeting to appraise Lee’s assets in 2011, she re-examined Lee’s safe-deposit box in 2014 and found the manuscript for Go Set a Watchman …

    How convenient.
    No-one thought to scratch through the safe-deposit box of a best selling author for forty years.

    Later in February 2015, the State of Alabama, through its Human Resources Department, launched an investigation into elder abuse, about Lee and whether she is too mentally infirm to consent to the publishing of Go Set a Watchman.[6] However, by April, after a thorough investigation by the State of Alabama, it was found that the claims of coercion and elder abuse were unfounded.

    Hmmm.
    The ageing author who might be a pallet short of a full load.
    If that was coupled with an avaricious lawyer, an equally greedy relative and a B-Grade ghost-writer … voile!!

  169. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Bruce of Newcastle at 1:27 pm:

    Quite a few of the surviving Panthers today are from this production run.

    I actually liked the 88 more myself Winston, although panthers are cool. I was into Panzerbitz ‘way before Steel Panthers came out. I don’t know if the tyres are authentic but it looked in the photo like you could load it up and smoke a Challenger from 2 km any time you wanted.”

    Just in and scrolling up I see these two blokes, Bruce of Newcastle and Winston Smith, have been sending similar coded messages several times today, focused on armoured columns and such. It’s sort of like a “wound my heart with a monotonous languor” message which was, of course, a precursor to “John has a long mustache” for the French Resistance n’est-ce pas?

    Is there a conservative uprising imminent, a backlash from the silent majority replete with Confederate flag? 😉

  170. Ez

    The QLD budget is a monster financial land mine.
    Not provisioning for long service leave as it accrues is fiscal terrorism.

    Do you want a netball court or not?

  171. johanna

    CFMEU hearing is finished for today.

    The problem that the CFMEU has is the boring, repetitious evidence of people in the building industry.
    r
    They illegally came onto sites, they demanded money for the union, they demanded signing up and paying for bogus members.

    None of this is news in the ACT. But, thanks to the Labor (courtesy of a single Green) government covering fo them, it has continued.

    These are the same people who publicly weep about the cost of housing, which is rigged by their union mates.

  172. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Zippy The Younger at 2:32 pm:

    “Australian woman Jodi Magi jailed in UAE for Facebook post

    An Australian woman is behind bars in the United Arab Emirates after being found guilty of “writing bad words on social media about a person”.

    Jodi Magi, 39, posted a photograph on Facebook of a car parked across two disabled bays outside her Abu Dhabi apartment. …”

    I love it when dills discover, to their complete surprise, that there is not here, often by a long shot.

    One trusts the local consulate / embassy visits with some Jatz crackers and a passing enquiry as to whether she has called her solicitor, with a comforting “… if not, we are happy to send a copy of the UAE Yellow Pages in the mail.”

  173. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mick – You didn’t pick up on my mistake. The Challenger is a modern tank which of course faced 88’s in the Western Desert. Not even the A30. I was thinking Crusader and typing Challenger.

    The 88 was extremely cool – the one found in the guy’s basement in Kiel. It looked almost new.

  174. srr

    The Name of the Beast

    We know what ISIS believe, what they do, where they are, and what they want. Do we really need to waste another ounce of breath debating what proper nouns or acronyms best describe those who march under the black flag? Just send in the drones already

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2015/07/name-beast/

  175. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, done it again meant to write “didn’t face 88’s in the Western Desert”. Grr.

    I did face Ian Trout in a game of AH Civilization at Cancon once. He was formidable. Sadly he is no longer with us.

  176. Nah, Muck. It’s just a couple of old codgers getting excited about a surviving Mk5 Panther being driven around in a snowstorm in a town in Germany in the ’70s and no one thinking it odd…
    However, “The plumtree is inordinately full of fruit for November

  177. Arky

    SO what is the latest film so vile, so steeped in misogyny, so profoundly offensive that it has the moral guardians in a flap? That would be Inside Out.

    ..
    Took the sprog to see it a week ago. First ten minutes braced myself for the usual PC subtext. It never came. Was actually quite a good film with some bits that you need to be an adult to appreciate. Arky junior liked it too.

  178. Arky

    I think Inside Outs real crime in the mind of the left was that it poked fun at San Francisco’s denizens.

  179. However, “The plumtree is inordinately full of fruit for November“

    Winston – Uncle Harry has a brown coat, i repeat, a brown coat

  180. Arky

    goatjam
    #1737725, posted on July 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm
    So not shit then?

    ..
    Hard to tell, Goaty, when the whole world is different shades of brown, what is truly shit and what has just been stained a shitty hue.

  181. Leigh Lowe

    We can initially fund them through confiscation of leftist property.

    Not much of a market for 1980’s Peugeot 504’s and macrame pot-plant holders.

  182. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Leigh Lowe at 1:53 pm:

    Kristina Keneally on Sky PVO show – that woman is a fucking disgrace.

    She does a nice head-tilty hair flick though.
    #notabimbomuch”

    … and, I was informed, a well practised, conniving, thoroughly political animal whilst she was playing pretends as planning minister. I laughed every time I heard the coo-ing and sympathy for the poor little “good looker” thrust into an impossible job as Premier by evil male manipulators.

  183. pete m

    Leigh Lowe – the story is deeper than that.

    Her older sister controlled her estate for a long time and was keen to refuse to publish anything else as the author hated attention.

    Her older sister passed away recently and control of her estate passed to this lawyer.

    The lawyer has been cleared of any undue influence – author herself has said she is happy to finally release her novel written before the main one.

    Note her lawyer would likely be paid the same whether this new novel came out or not. I’d go easy on any comments about her ethics.

  184. I did pick up on the Panther (75mm) against the Challenger bit, but assumed you’d misspoken. Mind you, there are idiots out there who would bet on a Tiger II surviving more than five minutes on a modern battlefield.
    Take their money and buy lots of beer, I say.
    (They say it never hails in October, Muck.)

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    Speaking of WW2 hardware, here is just the thing to fight off the redback spiders in your dunny.

    Nazi machinegun found in toilet

    Counter-terrorism police have discovered a stash of guns in a toilet in an abandoned home in Sydney’s inner west. Among the weapons was a MP-40 “Schmeisser” sub-machinegun, a Nazi-designed assault weapon capable of firing up to 550 bullets a minute over a range of 100 metres, police said.

    Officers from the Terrorism Investigation Squad executed a search warrant on a rundown, unoccupied home in Homer Street, Earlwood, on Friday afternoon following a tip-off. In a rear toilet of the home, they found three green garbage bags holding guns and ammunition.

  186. Gab

    This new Harper Lee book – when was it written?

    It sounds like absolute bilge.

    The story goes that Lee wrote the book before Mocking Bird. Hmm.

    And yes, from what I’ve read of it , it is bilge.

  187. john constantine

    Their abc radio broadcasting in the soprano caliphate of victorias is going doubleplusgoodtriffid, the endless outpourings of the swampfilth praising the child that hated the Great Abbottbeast.

    Their abc want even more money, so the children can be taught to hate the right way.

    A billion dollars a year, and this is the best gotcha they can coe up with?.

    Sadly, the hysteria and venom with which their triffids lash out at any that dare to question the correctness of their abc doctrine is intimidating. I did consider phoning in, but the fever pitch of emotion wouldn’t respond well to the Question:

    “So, the abc wouldn’t have got away with saying the words itself, but by putting the words into a childs mouth, they made it a ‘gotcha’ –is that the best a billion dollars a year of taxpayer dollars can do for Australia?.”

  188. Mater

    Bruce and/or Winston,
    Theoretical question:
    I have access to two original Bren Gun Carriers. An Australia made version and a British built one.
    Which one do I restore?

  189. Cold-Hands

    You didn’t pick up on my mistake. The Challenger is a modern tank

    I just assumed that you felt the 88 would be able to kill a challenger. Mind you, 2 km did sound a bit optimistic, but feasible if it hit side armour.

  190. srr

    Warning over anti-racism protest

    Anti-racism protesters warned to stay away from rally by an anti-Islam group.

    Sounds O.K., but no, that’s Fairfax. After the headline it’s more like a cry to a bloody street battle –

    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/antiracism-protesters-warned-to-stay-away-from-antiislam-rally-20150714-gibrd4.html

  191. john constantine

    So a television program produces a ten year old who ambushes redfilth gillard, and pipes up:

    “The widows and orphans of Kalgoolie want to know where their million dollars went”

    Imagine their abc triffidoplexy over that.

    [or “my daddy died in a housing insulation fire”]

    Whatever works is a dangerous road to open up.

  192. dweezy2176

    Quite amused to come across criticism of my style of writing (obviously, not a devotee of Ms. Sailes but taste is something some of us are born with, others not so, it seems!) whilst scrolling back.
    The solution is simple, really……. if not entranced by my style of my prose……… Skip past, don’t read … give anything with my tag on a miss………. duuuuuuuuuh!
    It’s a fairly simple process to avoid that which doesn’t please!! But thanx for the evaluation, criticism noted and ignored, now as I was drooling, Ms. Sailes (Sales, never sure as it often varies blog to blog)…..Ooooh, the hormones are kicking!

  193. Mike of Marion

    Mater – Both

  194. john constantine

    The ability of the swampfilth working in social media companies to progress socialism can be seen by way of the ‘trending memes’ that the facetwit company places alongside your feed.

    “10 year old child appears on political program, says “Tony Abbott scares me.”

    This is something totally produced with wilful pleasure by the taxsquandering abc.

    The opportunity to record a child reciting words from a focus group chosen to inflict political damage, then presented as a true truth is standard abc gotcha.

    The media talking point of The Great Abbottbeast scares children drowns out the corruption royal commission for this week.

    –cunningly. this will be linked to the ‘Royal Commission into men that women are scared by’

    The left will hammer again at linking Abbott and men that bash women, just as they have linked Pell and kiddiefiddlers in the public mind.

  195. Mike of Marion

    Albany WA museum has a restored Bren Gun Carrier – with a Flathead Ford V8.

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mater – I can’t comment, ‘way out of my experience.

  197. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Winston Smith at 3:20 pm:

    “Nah, Muck. It’s just a couple of old codgers getting excited about a surviving Mk5 Panther being driven around in a snowstorm in a town in Germany in the ’70s and no one thinking it odd…
    However, “The plumtree is inordinately full of fruit for November“ “

    then at 3:31 pm:

    “…
    (They say it never hails in October, Muck.)”

    I well understand why I have not been invited to join the putsch, certainly not as a speedy code breaker.

    I’m still stuck on this “inordinately” thing, running my finger along as I mouth the word, sounding it out sybil by sybil; although “Plumtree” makes perfect sense – he was a capable breakaway for Taranaki and Natal a couple of decades ago and a winning coach since.

    But yet I am encouraged by Mater’s note at 3:46 pm:

    “Bruce and/or Winston,
    Theoretical question:
    I have access to two original Bren Gun Carriers.”

    I used do alright at Anzac Rifle Range with a Bren gun, could swiftly strip it down, maintain and assemble it ‘n all. Perhaps I may be of use still … if only I could decipher the when and the where. 😉

  198. Mater – I’d say prioritise the Australian one over the other. Reason is that many of the Australian built Universal Carriers were retired to ARES units and thus have a greater availability of spares/manuals. Secondly, at some stage you will have to barter for parts and if you do one at a time, the ability to tap into others items will be invaluable.
    *Remember the Restorers Rule: “It always costs ten times as much, and takes ten times as long.”

  199. Mater

    Mike,
    I have limited funds, spares, etc. Thus, I would be limited to one in the short term.
    The Australian version is likely easier to get spares for but I am in two minds about their relative historical significance.

  200. Here ya go, Muck. Inordinately.
    And I’ll swap you my codebook for the one you used on the Spyforce bloke. bzzzttt crackle bzzz spit. (Can’t remember his name.)

  201. Pedro the Ignorant

    An operational German MP40 sub machine gun (Bruce’s link at 3.33pm) would sell legally in the US for up to $15,000, and probably as much, if not more, if sold on a street corner in Lakemba.

    Naturally, no serf in Australia could ever be considered a fit and proper person to own such an evil death dealing item, and if found with one would have a very long holiday at Her Majesty’s expense.

  202. Baldrick

    “So, the abc wouldn’t have got away with saying the words itself, but by putting the words into a childs mouth, they made it a ‘gotcha’ –is that the best a billion dollars a year of taxpayer dollars can do for Australia?.”

    Sadly john, yes. OurMoney – TheirABC.

  203. srr

    The ability of the swampfilth working in social media companies to progress socialism can be seen by way of the ‘trending memes’ that the facetwit company places alongside your feed.

    “10 year old child appears on political program, says “Tony Abbott scares me.”

    This is something totally produced with wilful pleasure by the taxsquandering abc.

    The opportunity to record a child reciting words from a focus group chosen to inflict political damage, then presented as a true truth is standard abc gotcha.

    The media talking point of The Great Abbottbeast scares children drowns out the corruption royal commission for this week.

    –cunningly. this will be linked to the ‘Royal Commission into men that women are scared by’

    The left will hammer again at linking Abbott and men that bash women, just as they have linked Pell and kiddiefiddlers in the public mind.

    Yep, all classless societies use children as tools of propaganda –

    https://jrhennessy.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/behead-all-those-who-insult-the-prophet11.jpeg

    Aren’t we all lucky that The Left are winning The War to make the whole world Class-less.

    Sad though, that those little children are now truly more scary than the head of a first world military.

  204. H B Bear

    The Snowcone Variety Hour attempted gotchas get more pathetic each week.

    Abbott is winning this battle but will lose the war. The ALPBC can only be fixed by the nuclear option.

  205. Bruce in WA

    Speaking of WW2 hardware, here is just the thing to fight off the redback spiders in your dunny.

    Nazi machinegun found in toilet

    Interesting discussion on one of my firearms forums about that very thing. The MP-40 has some weird-arsed barrel configuration forrard of the sight and looks in unused condition. There’s a bit of agreement it may not be kosher — could be a .22 replica or even a non-firing reproduction.

    Similarly, the .45 is all fcuked-up. If it’s real, it’s been put together from two different sources. But nothing seems to line up when compared with the “real thing”.

    Pics here

    The .222 “sniper rifle” looks to be an elderly No. 4 SMLE, most likely a .303/22.

    Pic here

    Don’t get me wrong … I applaud the coppers even if they turn out to be replicas, non-firing or the real deal. What gets me is the breathless prose — like ‘highly lethal firearms”, as if you can qualify “lethal” — and sloppy reporting.

  206. goatjam

    Gun porn

    MP40 vs M4A1 shootout

    Makes me wish I lived in the US

  207. Companies will be forced to reveal the gap between the average pay of male and female staff

    Just did a quick report pro bono on my place.
    Last week
    $1,009.29 = female average pay
    $1,273.07 = male average pay
    $22.24 = rate of pay for staff, regardless of what they’re packing in their jockey shorts.

  208. The other thing is, Mater, the stuff that was as common as buggery is the stuff that no one collected. So unless you’re doing it for the resale value, think about it as a labor of love.
    Tip #2. In these days of digital photography, snapshots are cheap. Take as many piccies as you can – before you undo the bolt and after. That way you have a record of what came from where, and how it should go back.
    Tip #3 Talk to suppliers of replica bits.
    Lots of restorer blogs out there…

  209. Baldrick

    The Snowcone Variety Hour attempted gotchas get more pathetic each week.

    Next week’s audience – 35% Super Flying Fun Show, 32% Romper Room, 14% Here’s Humphrey and 7% Greens.

  210. Mater

    Winston,
    I get the feeling you’ve done this before. Thanks for the advice. 🙂

  211. JC

    What do you pay for the girls under 18 years of age, driller?

  212. Shelley

    The point is dweezy, you and srr at times have valuable input but it is incoherent. Also, no need to tell me to scroll past as I already largely do.

  213. Gab

    Dawn reporting a deal has been reached with Iran http://www.dawn.com/news/1194411/iran-major-powers-reach-historic-nuclear-deal-in-vienna

    Obanana is absolutely driven to have Israel wiped off the planet. As he told Putin, “I’ll have more flexibility after the election”. The Nobel Peace Prize “winner” is adamant that there be no peace in the ME until Israel is destroyed.

  214. Bruce of Newcastle

    Complete waste of time. Congress won’t ratify it and won’t authorise the dosh that’s supposed to be the sweetener.

  215. Armadillo

    Look no further than Irans state sanctioned media mouthpiece. Full of hatred for Israel, and plenty of belly laughs at the Americans.

    http://english.farsnews.com

    Never trust an Iranian. Ever.

  216. JC

    Bruce

    As awful as it is, Iran could be quite useful to the West in the fight against the Sunni lunatics. It doesn’t have to be an enduring alliance either. More like the way the Brits operated 100 years ago in not having any permanent alliances.

  217. JC

    Never trust an Iranian. Ever.

    We don’t have to Arma. The Sunni loons are forcing them the Iranians to work with us. There doesn’t have to be any love there nor trust.

    In any event if you can’t trust an Iranian, then how about the Saudis? Those fuckers have been screwing with us for decades.

  218. Gab

    Let’s not forget that last Friday over 1 million Iranians celebrated the national public holiday known as “Death to Jews” day.

  219. srr

    Leftists (in ever more shallow cover), please scroll by.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    O.K. Now, back to the media’s efforts to turn the Aussie Patriot Rally in Melbourne, violent.

    I had a look at the Aussie Bar-B-Q guys site, then thought I’d Google Reclaim Australia, to see if they had anything to say.

    Google gave me this on the first page –

    In the news

    Image for the news result [Larry Pickering in his, “Australia, Love it or Leave it” T-Shirt]
    Reclaim Australia set for second rally at Evandale amid claims first was a “fizzer”
    Gold Coast Bulletin? – 3 days ago
    Reclaim Australia’s second Gold Coast rally will be held on July 19 at Evandale Parkland …

    Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman could reclaim cartel crown, experts say
    ABC Online? – 8 hours ago

    Anti-racism protesters warned to stay away from anti-Islam rally
    The Age? – 4 hours ago

    More news for Reclaim Australia

    Anyway, this is where The Age ‘hit piece’ finished earlier –

    Victoria Police has been contacted for comment.
    This has since been added –

    A spokesman for the Attorney-General’s Department said it was a criminal offence to urge violence against groups based on race, religion or ethnic origin.

    “It is absolutely unacceptable and simply won’t be tolerated,” he said.

    “The Australian Government is constantly assessing reports and referring content to online service providers or the Australian Communications and Media Authority for take-down where necessary.”

    The spokesman said illegal or offensive material should be reported to the Report Online Extremism tool.

    At this point people should compare the sites of the Aussies being smeared by TheirABC, Google, Fairfax, et al, with the social media sites of those TheirABC, Google, Fairfax, et al, Promote.

  220. srr

    “But the new rebel is a skeptic, and will not entirely trust anything. He has no loyalty; therefore he can never be really a revolutionist. And the fact that he doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything. For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it. . . . As a politician, he will cry out that war is a waste of life, and then, as a philosopher, that all life is waste of time. A Russian pessimist will denounce a policeman for killing a peasant, and then prove by the highest philosophical principles that the peasant ought to have killed himself. . . . The man of this school goes first to a political meeting, where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts; then he takes his hat and umbrella and goes on to a scientific meeting, where he proves that they practically are beasts. In short, the modern revolutionist, being an infinite skeptic, is always engaged in undermining his own mines. In his book on politics he attacks men for trampling on morality; in his book on ethics he attacks morality for trampling on men. Therefore the modern man in revolt has become practically useless for all purposes of revolt. By rebelling against everything he has lost his right to rebel against anything.”

    ? G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC – Would you trust any deal reached by Obama and Kerry? Then there’re the Iranians, who are even less trustworthy.

    All they are doing is showing the Iranians what limp wristed wimps they are. Recall that the first Gulf War started because Hussein misread wimpiness as tacit acceptance for his takeover of Kuwait. If the American ambassador had firmly said ‘don’t touch or we’ll insert your head in your own rectum’ this whole mess wouldn’t have started. It’d be a different mess, yes, but a lot of Americans would be less dead.

  222. blogstrop

    H.B. Bear is correct:

    The Snowcone Variety Hour attempted gotchas get more pathetic each week.

    Abbott is winning this battle but will lose the war. The ALPBC can only be fixed by the nuclear option.

  223. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Bruce, I was thinking ‘treadheads – they are everywhere’ when I gotto your comment on Ian Trout.

    he’d dead? Shit. When/how ? I liked Trouty, played him a couple of times in the Europe series.

  224. calli

    That pub on Windsor Road is still there, but the publican is missing.

    😀

  225. The Nobel Peace Prize “winner” is adamant that there be no peace in the ME until Israel is destroyed.

    The trouble is that O’gabe and Mr small boats seem to forget is that Israel won’t be fvked with by tinpot ME loons.

  226. Bruce of Newcastle

    When/how ?

    2011, big c.

  227. JC

    Let’s not forget that last Friday over 1 million Iranians celebrated the national public holiday known as “Death to Jews” day.

    Gab ….and the western left celebrate with them.

  228. Baldrick

    A page turn must be imminent. It’s gone all quiet the last 20 minutes.

  229. Armadillo

    Israeli cabinet minister Miri Regev has told AP that the deal gives Iran a “licence to kill”.

  230. calli

    Whilst I don’t agree with them, at least these ladies showed some imagination.

    The burning question though – does anyone at the ABC ($1.2 billion + p/a) proofread?

  231. Baldrick

    TheirABC website in full Anti-AbbottBeast mode with top 3 stories:
    – Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce reignites debate about whether he could one day become deputy prime minister.
    – Lawyers for Treasurer Joe Hockey say Fairfax Media should pay the legal costs of running his defamation case against the publisher.
    – The Clean Energy Finance Corporation could have an avenue to fight the Federal Government’s prohibition on investing in wind power and rooftop solar, a senior lawyer says.

  232. calli

    I get the “disease” bit because of lifestyle…but traffic accidents?

  233. The ability of the swampfilth working in social media companies to progress socialism can be seen by way of the ‘trending memes’ that the facetwit company places alongside your feed.

    The Australian has headlines endorsing Qld Labor spending money it doesn’t have while continuing the sleazy series of “Barnaby is a Xenophobe” activism.

    You will remember that Manboobs racist rant about Japanese submarine builders was swept away quickly to the opinion pages by the news corp kiddy activists.

  234. Stephen of Glasshouse

    If the ME does go nuke pear shaped, what is the plan for dealing with the 10s of millions who will want to get out of radioactive Dodge. ?

  235. calli

    I was warned, but I did it again. I visited The Dumb

    It’s official. Spending $61 million of taxpayers’ money establishing a Royal Commission with a brief to damage your opponent is a sound political investment.

    It’s official. The ABC proves it’s the ALP’s media department.

    Rabz…chorus please.

  236. Let’s not forget that last Friday over 1 million Iranians celebrated the national public holiday known as “Death to Jews” day.

    Gab ….and the western left celebrate with them.

    Like the supported Mao, Stalin & Pol Pot. The racist homophobic mass murder Che was celebrated by Morales & tacitly by the Pope thus week.

    Why wouldn’t they enable Iran to get nukes?

  237. If the ME does go nuke pear shaped, what is the plan for dealing with the 10s of millions who will want to get out of radioactive Dodge. ?

    Senator Sea Patrol is enabling more tragedies to happen right now.

  238. It’s a close run thing though and if Trace’s tops get a bit more sheer, we’ll correct that anomaly.

    Amen, brother!

    IT, doing his bit for gender ekwaladee. Keep up the good work, son.

  239. Bruce of Newcastle

    Seven News just now: Sydney has had 11 days straight with minimum temperatures below 8 C. BoM guy said this is the first time for 37 years. That is heroic since one way BoM increases “warming” is by cooling historic minimum temperatures and adjusting upwards recent minimum temperatures. Which all should make breaking such records even harder.

    This global warming thing is very strange.

  240. thefrollickingmole

    calli

    I just did the same, 5 out of the top 7 stories are all hit pieces of one variety or another.

    Can I haz Pyramid of skulls?

  241. Pickles

    Ch 7 tells me that drums of Denkavit for babies are being rationed cause The Evil Fucking Chow are coming over here and carrying it home in their luggage. Tim Tams was one thing but the very milk for our bairns is being stolen from our shelves. The government should do something.

  242. H B Bear

    Abbott is winning this battle but will lose the war. The ALPBC can only be fixed by the nuclear option.

    While Teh Australian readers are about as representative as a Snowcone Variety Hour audience they are up to nearly 900 comments on this undergraduate stunt. People want to see Jon Paine, Ol Leathery and the whole staff co-op taken on.

    The Liberals need to start to fly a couple of kites around ring fencing bits of the ALPBC as a pre-cursor to breaking the thing up.

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