Wednesday Forum: September 30, 2015

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  1. incoherent rambler

    The graffiti says:
    Turnbull is a Fink.

  2. feelthebern

    Still got that new thread smell.

  3. stackja

    three and three quarters?

  4. feelthebern

    Re-posting:
    Getting close to Grand Final weekend.
    Will we see boats?
    They’d be getting ready to cast off in Indo.

  5. Struth

    It may not have made sense but it got me in the top ten.

  6. incoherent rambler

    I voted to get rid of the Rudd/Gillard/ALP style government.
    How is it that they are back in power without me voting?

  7. Sparkx

    Don’t worry incoherent rambler, there are a lot of us scratching our heads about that.

  8. rich

    How is it that they are back in power without me voting?

    No matter who you vote for, the government gets into power. And we, the electors, get the government we deserve.

  9. Motelier

    I am in the top twenty.

    WOW!

  10. feelthebern

    I was just on youtube.
    On my feed it had recommended music : MC Hammer.
    I need to change my viewing habits.

  11. A Lurker

    Free Speech?
    For only as long as the elites allow us to have it.

  12. Bruce of Newcastle

    Making for the exits:

    Eric Abetz says he understands why Liberals feel disenfranchised by Malcolm Turnbull’s election

    Dumped cabinet minister Eric Abetz has emailed Liberal Party members saying he understands why they would feel “disenfranchised” by the demotions of conservatives following Tony Abbott’s ousting as prime minister.

    With calls for the formation of a new party and hundreds of resignations from the Liberal Party, I call on members to remain as members of our party,” he said. … “It is disappointing to hear of a spate of resignations from the Liberal Party and of threats not to renew memberships over the recent federal leadership change in the Liberal Party.”

    Why would you ever want to be a member of the Liberal Party if it was identical to the Labor Party?

    Enjoy playing with your new toy Mal. Try not to break it completely.

  13. Bill Thompson

    I watched a bit of Greens leader, Richard Di Natale’s address at the National Press Club today & you could have knocked me down with a feather when I found that some of his remarks were not entirely off the planet, although he did, of course, bang on incessantly about the need to eliminate ‘carbon pollution’. (Maybe someone out there can download a video clip of him saying that & splice in the bit I refer to below, too.) On the other hand, what I didn’t find at all surprising was the subsequent consecutive lineup of mainly leftie journos who were called upon to ask questions afterwards. The cavalcade began with Fewfacts’s Mark Kenny, then Sophie Morris, from the Saturday Paper, then, oddly, Andrew Probyn got a guernsey, before we went back to the Raving Leftie Loony Party’s Phil Coorey, etc, etc. One that really surprised me, though, was their ABC’s young Matt Doran, who dared to ask Di Natale the $64,000 question about how we were going to replace the revenue lost when we close all the filthy, disgusting coalmines, etc. Di Natale hardly missed a beat from berating the abomination of ‘carbon pollution’ before he answered that he was encouraged by a project in Geelong – in his home state – to manufacture carbon fibre, of all things! Who knows, it may not be as hilariously ironic as it sounds but…

    I did a quick Google search for “the environmental impact of carbon fibre manfacture” & got a link, as attached below. My favourite bit was:

    Today, the manufacturing of carbon fiber is heavily regulated by the environmental community and producers are continually looking to reduce energy demands of this heat intensive process. The oxidation and carbonization furnaces and industrial ovens have the potential to emit hydrogen cyanide (HCN), ammonia (NH3) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Some of these pollutants are immediately dangerous to human health, even in very small quantities. Other pollutants of concern for carbon fiber producers include Greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxide (NOX). These emissions not only contribute to global warming but also have a direct correlation with the manufacturer’s consumption of energy.

    Remember, nothing is ‘free’…

    http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2013/10/17/addressing-environmental-impact-carbon-fiber/

  14. Sydney Boy

    Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs says Australia’s “willingness” to resist international human rights standards may damage the country’s bid for the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    Or … seeing that Saudi Arabia has just become the chair of the UN Human Rights Council … then maybe not.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    Anyone looking for the UK Telegraph roundup from this morning can find it here.

  16. S'

    World of irony in Merkel’s comments about multi culturalism being an utter failure (2010) to the present. Utmost respect to Hungary for it’s stand, although I fear they’ll get ground down.

  17. rebel with cause

    Oh goody. A ‘tireless campaign’ to end the death penalty worldwide launched by Australia at the UN. I see ISIS has not defeated our smug sense of self-righteousness.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs says Australia’s “willingness” to resist international human rights standards may damage the country’s bid for the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    Did Ms Triggs mention that the head of the UNHRC Saudi Arabia yesterday bombed a wedding and killed 131 men, women and children?

    The lefty press including the ABC seem to have missed the story somehow.

  19. slackster

    Here is a good laugh: Read the article and look at the date it was published

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-11559451

    “Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have “utterly failed”, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

    She said the so-called “multikulti” concept – where people would “live side-by-side” happily – did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate – including learning German.

    The comments come amid rising anti-immigration feeling in Germany. “

  20. Sydney Boy

    As scary as it sounds, the ACT Government may have just found the right balance between the free market and liberalism of Uber versus the safety aspects.

    The ACT Government is about to make Uber, the “ride-sharing” (if it really was sharing, then no money would change hands) service legal. However, drivers must have road-worthy cars, be licensed (police checked), insured, and are to drive with a zero BAC when carrying passengers. At the same time, taxi license fees will be slashed by 75%. Sounds like a sensible plan, and a win for the consumer.

  21. Motelier

    hmmmm that one got through

  22. .

    Anne
    #1813259, posted on September 30, 2015 at 9:28 am
    Dot, it was less than a year ago you attacked me for suggesting that Creeping Shariah was problematical for Britain.

    You/most people could be forgiven for not knowing much about the Conquest machinations of Islam a year ago but I just heard David Cameron saying “ISIS is following a corrupted VERSION of Islam.”

    No one is that stupid! He is clearly in league with the UN EU Global Totalitarians who want to install a permanent Ruling Elite. It is just a World War away from realisation.

    Your grandchildren will not have the life you’ve had.

    FFS Anne here are some quotes from the article you quoted, which had absolutely nothing to do with Agenda 21 (as much as we don’t want that at all).

    Connal Oakes HoltJanuary 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM
    Mass immigration and multi cultural policies result in the blending out of existence the racial and ethnic qualities of folks, eventually producing the mongoloid human. Devoid of racial awareness and pride his allegence is to his new masters, those who have closely guarded their racial heritage through the wombs of their women folk whilst promoting miscegenation to those marked for destruction, via their media channels and the agents of degenerate education. They speak to us of diversity, knowing full well that the final outcome of their plan is our genocide.

    Reply
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    UnknownSeptember 12, 2015 at 11:35 PM
    brilliant

    Reply

    AnonymousJanuary 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM
    Golden Dawn, once again leading the way. Exposing the true evil on this planet.

    Reply

    Nationalist4UKJanuary 3, 2013 at 12:34 AM
    Mass Immigration is White Genocide. The governments who encouraged mass immigration into White nations are in severe breach of UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 1948
    Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
    (a) Killing members of the group;
    (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
    (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
    (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
    (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
    Article III: The following acts shall be punishable:
    (a) Genocide;
    (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;
    (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
    (d) Attempt to commit genocide;
    (e) Complicity in genocide.
    Article IV: Persons committing genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III shall be punished, whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals.

    Will the Zionist controlled UN will take notice on that Law which they created themselves?
    The purpose of the NWO is to kill off White People!

    I do not tolerate whats going on in my nation!

    Reply

    Are you really going to defend that crap?

    Don’t bother. Just read your links a little more next time before posting them up.

    It also has nothing to do with Islam etc. Stop digging.

  23. Habib

    Eric Abetz sums up the timidity of current politicians. Vince Gair might’ve been a mick ratbag, but when the commies took over the ALP he didn’t beg all those disemfranchised left-footers to get on board the bolshevik bandwagon. We’re fucked, and daily it confirms our fucked0m.

  24. Nothing to be ashamed of, FeeltheBern. I went back and watched the clip myself. Some bloody fit and toned sheilas there.
    (Here’s the link for those old farts like me who would like to remember the good old days of cardiac fitness and co ordination of youth.)

  25. Motelier

    It appears that Beau Wiles had a smart phone hidden in Golburn Gaol.

    I really thought that private phones were verbotten.

    I would provide a link to the NineMSM article but it keeps getting lost in the spaminator.

  26. goatjam

    World of irony in Merkel’s comments about multi culturalism being an utter failure

    Is this the same person who was just found out telling Mark “All my users are idiots” Zuckerberg to do a better job of censoring stuff about migrants on Twitbook?

  27. Andrew

    Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs says Australia’s “willingness” to resist international human rights standards may damage the country’s bid for the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    In a parallel universe, a senior public servant makes a public statement like “the Andrews govt’s policy of removing controls on corrupt building unions may damage the DPRV’s bid for [insert major project].”

    What would happen the next morning?
    What would the meeja say?

  28. S'

    I watched a bit of Greens leader, Richard Di Natale’s address at the National Press Club today & you could have knocked me down with a feather when I found that some of his remarks were not entirely off the planet, although he did, of course, bang on incessantly about the need to eliminate ‘carbon pollution’.

    I caught a few minutes whilst preparing lunch. Quite a zealot. Repeated some nonsense re 3.5 degree rise by the end of the century.

    Youtube has National press club addresses (Greste and Batty are up there) but his may take a day or two to be uploaded. Sure some Green/GetUp wanker will do it.

  29. Female Rutgers Professor Accused Of Raping Disabled, Nonverbal, Diaper-Wearing Black Man.

    Oooohh. Michelle will NOT be happy about that. Hope Barack wasn’t wearing his blue suit.

  30. Baldrick

    41st Battalion A.I.F

    The start of August 1917 found the 41st holding ground captured by two of its sister battalions in a feint attack on 31 July, near Warneton. Enduring continual rain, flooded trenches and heavy shelling many of the battalion’s platoons dwindled from 35 men to less than ten.

  31. Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs says Australia’s “willingness” to resist international human rights standards may damage the country’s bid for the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    No worries Triggsie. Bull and Bish will get Toy Boy Roy on the case to unclog the resistance using inspirational disruption and a hackathon to ensure you still have a shot at a sincure in the UN so you can lecture other countries on dismantling their borders and compensating wife killers.

  32. Baldrick

    I’m so glad we live in a free and open democracy – NOT …

    Veteran pro-life activist Troy Newman, who runs Operation Rescue, isn’t being allowed to fly from the United States to Australia for a ten-city speaking tour related to the undercover Planned Parenthood baby-parts videos.
    This afternoon Newman was removed from a United Airlines fight from Denver to Los Angeles and was told by a gate agent that the “Australian Embassy” had canceled his visa. The United agent told Newman the Australian Embassy told “us to stop you.”

  33. Stimpson J. Cat

    On my feed it had recommended music : MC Hammer.

    Any excuse Feelthebern, for me to post a link to the great man who has done more to promote the power of prayer and baggy pants than this current Pope will ever do.

    MC Hammer Pray.

    Stop! HAMMERTIME!

  34. JC

    Veteran pro-life activist Troy Newman, who runs Operation Rescue, isn’t being allowed to fly from the United States to Australia for a ten-city speaking tour related to the undercover Planned Parenthood baby-parts videos.
    This afternoon Newman was removed from a United Airlines fight from Denver to Los Angeles and was told by a gate agent that the “Australian Embassy” had canceled his visa. The United agent told Newman the Australian Embassy told “us to stop you.”

    Are you fucking kidding me? What an absolute disgrace. This is truly fucking shocking.
    I presume that little weasel Julie Bishop had something to do with it.

  35. Struth

    Australia……
    It’s a beautiful country.
    Shame about the people.

  36. pete m

    That sounds like crap Baldrick. Why was he yanked off a domestic flight? No visa required for it.

    Something isn’t right with that story.

  37. Stimpson J. Cat

    But in a statement, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton confirmed Mr Newman’s visa had been cancelled.

    “Mr Newman can appeal for a revocation of this decision and no further comment will be made during this appeal period,” Mr Dutton said.

    Mamamia got to them.

  38. twostix

    Veteran pro-life activist Troy Newman, who runs Operation Rescue, isn’t being allowed to fly from the United States to Australia for a ten-city speaking tour related to the undercover Planned Parenthood baby-parts videos.
    This afternoon Newman was removed from a United Airlines fight from Denver to Los Angeles and was told by a gate agent that the “Australian Embassy” had canceled his visa. The United agent told Newman the Australian Embassy told “us to stop you.”

    The video of the staff telling the pro-life activist that the Australian Embassy had cancelled his Visa.

    Wasn’t there a frightbat story yesterday agitating and demanding that he be banned from Australia? The frightbats call and the Turnbull government acts immediately.

  39. Top Ender

    This a better antidote to MC Hammer.

    Very silly video, but somehow Miss Sabrina got onto mainstream Tv with it, despite displaying most of her assets in the attempt.

  40. Baldrick

    Don’t know pete, the link claims it to be true. I’ll dig some more.

  41. feelthebern

    Great work Stimpy.
    I’d never that song before.

  42. Farmer Gez

    Good people in the bush Struth.

  43. Baldrick

    Stimpson on to it already.

  44. Stimpson J. Cat

    Very silly video, but somehow Miss Sabrina got onto mainstream Tv with it, despite displaying most of her assets in the attempt.

    That song was forever ruined for me the night I encountered a group of drunken gay men stumbling out of a bar singing it in unison.
    It was never the same.

  45. Fred

    I posted a comment over at Mamamia about an article dealing with the rape of Lara Logan. http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/lara-logan-comeback/

    In your article the word Muslim or Islam does not appear once. Why is that?
    She was called an Israeli and Jew before she was attacked. The crowd chanted ‘Jew!, Jew!’ while she was being raped. She’s not even Jewish.
    These are facts. Why didn’t you include them?”

    Needless to say – my comment was not approved for publication. But if I had written a comment critical of men…

  46. Baldrick

    The leftard Guardian has more

    Newman was due to speak on the topic “save the babies down under” at events promoted by the group Right to Life Australia, but was branded an “anti-choice extremist” by the Labor MP Terri Butler, who said Newman’s visa should be denied on character grounds.

    So there you have it. Labor says no, Liberals comply.

  47. twostix

    That sounds like crap Baldrick. Why was he yanked off a domestic flight? No visa required for it.

    Something isn’t right with that story.

    He was probably travelling on the domestic leg of an international ticket so the entire ticket was canceled. He would have had to buy a new one to get back to his home state.

    It’s neither here nor there though. Why was his Visa cancelled by the “libertarian” (bwahaahaha) Turnbull government immediately after the Guardian / Age, etc demanded it?

    Oh that’s right. Because the Turnbull government is further to the left than even Rudd was.

  48. Fred Lenin

    We really have to do so ething about the number of complete bloody fools in positions of power today. Vote ALA next election ,and if no ALA candidate ,put the party you want second on the ballot ,to deprive them of some of our money from the Electoral Commisariat!

  49. goatjam

    That sounds like crap Baldrick. Why was he yanked off a domestic flight? No visa required for it.

    Here’s a story from 2 years ago.

    I flew my son (a minor) down from NSW on Jetstar at the beginning of January.

    At the end of January I attempted to fly him back again, again on Jetstar (return ticket)

    The Nazi bitch on the baggage counter demanded his ID. I explained that he is a minor and does not have an ID. She was insisted that there was no way possible that he could fly without an ID.

    I further explained to this officious cow that he had flown down from NSW just a few weeks prior on the very same airline and did not require an ID for that trip.

    She was completely unphased by that fact. She told me that if that was true then the person who checked him in on that flight had “broken the rules”. She was literally telling me that she would not allow my son to fly home unless he had an ID and since he did not have an ID then he could not fly home. QED.

    After demanding to see this bitches supervisor a compromise was reached where my son was allowed to fly as long as I gave him my Medicare card to take with him. Yes, my fucking Medicare card.

    He has flown several times since that day and not once has he been asked for an ID.

    Maybe this pro life dude met that same snarky cow when he attempted to board his flight. Those petty fucktards are capable anything really.

  50. Dr Faustus

    Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs says Australia’s “willingness” to resist international human rights standards may damage the country’s bid for the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    Twenty four of the 49 member states on the Council maintain the death penalty; half of these regularly execute; and most of the regulars routinely apply the death penalty for economic crimes and non-victim acts such as blasphemy, homosexuality and apostasy (step forward China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, Indonesia and Cuba).

    Naturally, Australia is amongst the worst of the worst.

  51. Farmer Gez

    Could Blair make up an award for spineless behaviour by LNP pollies similar to the Frightbat contests?
    Dutton has the early running.
    What a gutless dick!

  52. feelthebern

    Naturally, Australia is amongst the worst of the worst.

    But but but….”we’re better than this”.

  53. feelthebern

    Was it a captains call by Turnbull?

  54. goatjam

    I’m going to vote for Mr Body, No next election but if we were truly forced to vote on a TPP basis I would definitely vote for Labor over these arsehole Liberals.

  55. Top Ender

    He has flown several times since that day and not once has he been asked for an ID.

    I fly a lot and I notice I am now being asked for photo id almost always.

    Also Jetstar are now weighing carry on bags.

  56. thefrollickingmole

    Top Ender

    Aaah the joys of the pre-internet, where 1/2 a nipple at 0100 in the morning on rage made life worthwhile again.

  57. goatjam

    I fly a lot and I notice I am now being asked for photo id almost always.

    In my case, with a minor son, they usually are happy with my photo ID. They don’t demand that a child have one and carry it with him on the flight.

  58. Gab

    Veteran pro-life activist Troy Newman, who runs Operation Rescue, isn’t being allowed to fly from the United States to Australia for a ten-city speaking tour related to the undercover Planned Parenthood baby-parts videos.
    This afternoon Newman was removed from a United Airlines fight from Denver to Los Angeles and was told by a gate agent that the “Australian Embassy” had canceled his visa. The United agent told Newman the Australian Embassy told “us to stop you.”

    That is just evil.

    Would never have happened under that Catholic Mr Abbott.

  59. C.L.

    Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs says Australia’s “willingness” to resist international human rights standards may damage the country’s bid for the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    Yes, but not as much as a bicycle damages a woman’s head, right Gillian?

  60. Gab

    Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs says Australia’s “willingness” to resist international human rights standards may damage the country’s bid for the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    What like the HR standards exhibited by Saudi Arabia?

  61. twostix

    “anti-choice extremist” by the Labor MP Terri Butler, who said Newman’s visa should be denied on character grounds.

    Australia is a far left wing shithole, run by the far left, its institutions dominated by the far left. It’s politically confused but generally sensible populace occasionally votes in a slim majority of moderate mp’s who impotently administer the far-left wing dominated, democracy loathing, bunker mentality suffering, incestuous, nepotistic distant public service and judiciary.

    The only reason that it doesn’t feel like a latin american style left wing shithole to everyone yet is because it’s a big place and the government – only being young and recently wealthy – is still relatively small in numbers and reach. In 100 years time – when they have the reach – it’ll be more suffocatingly statist and leftwing lunatic than Ecuador is.

  62. goatjam

    I’d never that song before.

    It was billed at the time as the first ever music video with naked tits and nipples in it. The 80’s were a strange time filled with terrible music and hairdo’s.

  63. calli

    The Nazi bitch on the baggage counter

    I have met her. She was the cow that told my heavily pregnant daughter that her cabin luggage was too big and she would have to check it. Even though she had let others go through with larger and multiple bags.

    No amount of pleading and “pointing out” would sway her. Not even my girl’s hot rivers of hormonal tears. She enjoyed it.

    I would rather eat ground glass than fly Jetstar.

  64. Infidel Tiger

    Veteran pro-life activist Troy Newman, who runs Operation Rescue, isn’t being allowed to fly from the United States to Australia for a ten-city speaking tour related to the undercover Planned Parenthood baby-parts videos.
    This afternoon Newman was removed from a United Airlines fight from Denver to Los Angeles and was told by a gate agent that the “Australian Embassy” had canceled his visa. The United agent told Newman the Australian Embassy told “us to stop you.”

    What the fuck?

  65. C.L.

    Veteran pro-life activist Troy Newman, who runs Operation Rescue, isn’t being allowed to fly from the United States to Australia for a ten-city speaking tour related to the undercover Planned Parenthood baby-parts videos.
    This afternoon Newman was removed from a United Airlines fight from Denver to Los Angeles and was told by a gate agent that the “Australian Embassy” had canceled his visa. The United agent told Newman the Australian Embassy told “us to stop you.”

    Utterly sickening. I posted on the old O.F. the Daily Life plea from extremist wackball Ruby Hamad demanding he be banned for exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby harvesting.

    Julie Bishop’s DFAT has evidently received Hamad’s demand and complied.

    It doesn’t matter where you stand on abortion, this should frighten you.
    ——————–
    PS: Watch as the LDP and every other Australian ‘libertarian’ an Turnbullian cockhead remains silent on the subject.

  66. thefrollickingmole

    So the government which went squishy on 18c and the freedom of speech has denied a visa to a chap who might say hurty things and back them up with factual videos which you can allready see on the internet?

    How much longer before we parachute “red underpants man” into a safe Liberal seat to block the net?

    “The regulation of telecommunications powers in Australia is exclusively federal. That means I am in charge of spectrum auctions, and if I say to everyone in this room ‘if you want to bid in our spectrum auction you’d better wear red underpants on your head’, I’ve got some news for you. You’ll be wearing them on your head. I have unfettered legal power.”

    Tell me what Lib pollie it would surprise you to hear a version of that crap from..

  67. slackster

    Peak stupidity closing fast- I give it another 4 years:

    http://goo.gl/MJHCYn

    Original link form Breitbart had a word in it that provoked this sites filter

  68. Mark from Melbourne

    Here is what is claimed to be the offending passage from Newman’s co-authored book…

    In addition to our personal guilt in abortion, the United States government has abrogated its responsibility to properly deal with the blood-guilty. This responsibility rightly involves executing convicted murderers, including abortionists, for their crimes in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people.

    Fruity, yes, but hardly a skerrick of a reason for a ban on coming here…

    I have a bad feeling about this (despite still being in JC’s “give him some time” camp).

  69. Newman was due to speak on the topic “save the babies down under” at events promoted by the group Right to Life Australia, but was branded an “anti-choice extremist” by the Labor MP Terri Butler, who said Newman’s visa should be denied on character grounds.

    By that standard anyone coming here to spruik green energy must be denied a visa as they don’t want people to have a choice of fossil fuels or windmills.
    I look forward to the Government banning Al Gore.

  70. C.L.

    Hamad’s extremist column yesterday:

    Where is the outcry against anti-abortion activist Troy Newman’s Australian speaking tour?

    Note that Hamad illegally defames Newman:

    Monday was the Global Day of Action for Access to Abortion. Ironically, it was also the day that Troy Newman, a prolific US anti-abortion campaigner who aims to deny all women this right, announced he will soon be embarking on a speaking tour of Australia.

    With our government on a streak of banning women-unfriendly US public figures, it would seem Newman is an ideal candidate to be denied a visa. After all, he is certainly a danger to women.

    Newman is one of the activists behind the recent “undercover” videos that supposedly show staff at Planned Parenthood (PP) gleefully selling off the body parts of aborted foetuses for profit.

  71. calli

    Julie Bishop’s DFAT has evidently received Hamad’s demand and complied.

    So, not only are we a laughing stock with our (lost count) PM’s in five years, we are also an object of scorn.

    Shameful.

  72. Infidel Tiger

    After all, he is certainly a danger to women.

    How many females has he aborted?

  73. Baldrick

    Also Jetstar are now weighing carry on bags.

    They certainly are, but the weigh in is done at the boarding gate, so if your carry on is over weight you have no chance of putting the extra in your checked baggage and you’ll cop a $50 penalty, even if your checked baggage was under-weight.

    I asked the delightful Jetstar attendant, since when did they become bag Nazi’s. She went into a well rehearsed spiel of how carry on baggage could fall on someone’s head during turbulence.

    She failed to grasp what difference a 10kg bag or a 7kg bag would do to somebody’s head and why weren’t carry on bags weighed at check-in. They make out it’s about passenger safety but it is purely revenue raising.

  74. twostix

    Just in case people think the above is a little hyperbolic, from 2010:

    The American owner of a website that has been targeted by Australia’s Human Rights Commission for racism says he will not remove the offensive content.

    The commission has since tried to prosecute the website’s American owners under Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act.

    Not even Saudi Arabia tries to prosecute American’s for running satirical websites in America. The left wing lunatic Australian Commonwealth government does.

  75. Geriatric Mayfly

    Ground glass and senna pods to complement the menu, Calli.

  76. Rabz

    FFS, how utterly depressing – have I woken up in some bizarre parallel universe, or something?

    The comments above on various developments seem to suggest so. 🙁

  77. calli

    No senna pods necessary, Mayfly. Jetstar gives me the shits medication-free.

  78. Ros

    Whether the denial of visa was a Dutton decision or a captain’s pick will depend I imagine on how the twitterati and the ABC respond. And the UN.

  79. feelthebern

    Jetstar. What a piece of shit.

  80. Geriatric Mayfly

    So, with visa denied, is Dutton now in a death spiral as well. I thought he was lifting his game, before this limp-dicked junta took over.

  81. feelthebern

    Whether the denial of visa was a Dutton decision or a captain’s pick will depend I imagine on how the twitterati and the ABC respond. And the UN.

    I reckon that Gert chap will now have trouble getting into Oz.
    Maybe he should call himself a Syrian & ride a surfski from Java to Christmas Island.

  82. Infidel Tiger

    An Anti-abortion campaigner, Floyd Mayweather, Chris Brown and a guy who ran a seminar on how to get sheilas into bed have all recently been banned from Australia.

    I can only conclude that Australian sheilas are of unsound mind and should be locked up.

  83. feelthebern

    So, with visa denied, is Dutton now in a death spiral as well. I thought he was lifting his game, before this limp-dicked junta took over.

    Dutton was the king of limp dicks.
    If ScoMo & Tony did such a good job that Dutton just had to sit in the basement looking after the bee.

  84. calli

    Rabz, welcome to our New and Improved Conservative/Libertarian* regime.

    And if you don’t like it, Room 101 awaits.

    * this title may contain elements of bullshit

  85. Ragu

    Trevor MacDonald is a self identified female-to-male transgendered gay man

    Mental disease

  86. feelthebern

    If ScoMo & Tony

    Should read ScoMo & Tony…not sure how that if got in there.

  87. Alfonso

    “of how carry on baggage could fall on someone’s head during turbulence.”
    Rubbish, if an overhead locker comes open it’s unserviceable. Never seen or heard of a locker self opening in turbulence in 18 years in the industry.
    Correct, it’s BS.

  88. C.L.

    Trevor MacDonald is a self identified female-to-male transgendered gay man.

    So a heterosexual woman, in the words.

  89. feelthebern

    Malcolm: It’s about freedom, the individual, the market.*

    *freedom, as long as it isn’t contra to group-think;
    the individual, as long as it don’t impede big government
    the market, unless that market is distorted by subsidies, tax, quotas, licensing.

  90. Geriatric Mayfly

    Well it’s clear then Ragu, that if McDonald travelled Jetstar he would have to have a Medicare card on him at all times.

  91. goatjam

    I reckon that Mark Steyn will have trouble getting in to this toilet next time he attempts to.

  92. feelthebern

    I wouldn’t fly Jetstar even if Scarlett Johannson was a hostie.

  93. incoherent rambler

    visa should be denied on character grounds.

    Does that mean we can export Mal?

  94. Rudiau

    This posted on a Canadian blog but the same applies here.

    It can happen here and it will sooner than you think if we lose this election.

    “German authorities crack down on free speech, refuse debate on Mass-Migration”
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/09/german-authorities-crack-down-on-free-speech-refuse-debate-on-mass-migration/

    In recent weeks, German authorities have shown zero-tolerance towards individuals posting critical or hateful comments on the social media and internet. Police have confiscated computers and courts have imposed heavy fines to the tune of thousands of Euros.

    ….

    Same German authorities that were willing to extend “freedom of protest” to the burning of synagogues, and turned a blind eyes to anti-Semitic outbursts last year, are now acting surprisingly thin skinned in face of protests against their own policies.

    h/t Colonialista via SDA

  95. calli

    I wouldn’t fly Jetstar even if Scarlett Johannson was a hostie.

    Yes you would. No need for hyperbowl now.

    😀

  96. Ragu

    So a heterosexual woman, in other words.

    And pregnant and worried about breast feeding because she got her tits lopped off.

    If your gunna go down that route, go the whole hog. Get a hysterectomy.

    But I’m puzzled as to how it managed to convince a gay man that her cooch was an anus

  97. Baldrick

    I wouldn’t fly Jetstar even if Scarlett Johannson was a hostie.

    Oh now hang on a minute…

  98. jupes

    So an anti-abortion campaigner is too dangerous to be allowed to enter Australia yet Muslim immigrants are welcome?

  99. Andrew

    Also Jetstar are now weighing carry on bags.

    They certainly are, but the weigh in is done at the boarding gate, so if your carry on is over weight you have no chance of putting the extra in your checked baggage and you’ll cop a $50 penalty, even if your checked baggage was under-weight.

    Why was it safe at 10kg until AirAsia cut from 10 to 7? I asked that and they deleted my comment as a breach of their social meeja policy. Apparently the word “bastard” is captured under obscenity codes. Why was the plane designed for 10kg? How does an identical bag size speed boarding if it’s lighter?

    But yes I know they weigh them and I will check outside on the scales provided. VA weighed by carry on at checkin which is the sensible approach but Jetstar and also Tiger try to ping you at gate. (To defeat Tiger assholes I threw out papers and wore 5 shirts and 5 pairs of pants through passport control once.)

  100. goatjam

    Apparently some new song is out that is based on the theme song from The Munsters.

    I’ve heard it a least 6 times today wafting over the cubicles from the desk of some prick with appalling taste in music.

  101. twostix

    In recent weeks, German authorities have shown zero-tolerance towards individuals posting critical or hateful comments on the social media and internet. Police have confiscated computers and courts have imposed heavy fines to the tune of thousands of Euros.

    I read that the woman leading that program is literally ex-Stasi.

  102. srr

    A Lurker
    #1813558, posted on September 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Free Speech?
    For only as long as the elites allow us to have it.

    Remember, everyone who warned of exactly this, long before we were ‘gifted‘* the internet, and long before that Zuckerberg creature was born, were written off as ‘tin foil hat wearing loons‘.

    * gift, German to English = venom, poison.

  103. Ros

    What a marvellous story. Gillian Triggs condemns Australia again for its poor human rights record and points out that it may prevent Australia’s appointment to the UNHCR committee as Saudi Arabia is appointed chair.

    If we are lucky there are some journalists with fortitude who will ask our hubristic Foreign Minister how her Leader intends to rectify this failing in Australia and its character so that we too become acceptable for membership of this august body.

  104. feelthebern

    wafting over the cubicles

    Is your desk in the bathroom?

  105. Rudiau

    My (two) new words for today.

    Oikophobia
    Xenophobia is fear of the alien; oikophobia is fear of the familiar: “the disposition, in any conflict, to side with ‘them’ against ‘us’, and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours.’ ” British philosopher Roger Scruton
    Left-leaning Americans often are driven by conscious and subconscious oikophobia.

    Now who does Oinkophobia remind me of.

  106. Ros

    Have my answer to how many Ban Ki-moon’s country South Korea is taking of Syrian refugees. Zero. With luck Hungary will tell him to his face what a hypocrite he is. Russia, Singapore and Japan have also said zilch.

    Venezuela on the other hand “I want 20,000 Syrians to come, Syrian families to our Venezuelan homeland to share this land of peace, this land of Christ, and of Bolívar, to work with us and to contribute to … the development of this magic land,” proclaimed Maduro. The figure cited by Maduro is just over the estimated 18,000 Colombian nationals who have fled Venezuela since mid-August after a wave of deportations of undocumented migrants there.

    In a television interview this week, Kuwaiti commentator Fahad Alshelaimi said his country was simply too expensive for refugees, “You can’t welcome people from another environment and another place who have psychological or nervous system problems or trauma and enter them into societies,” he said, adding Kuwait was more appropriate for labourers.

    Then Saudi Arabia, a spokesman for UNHCR told Bloomberg there were around 500,000 Syrians living in Saudi Arabia but they were not classified as refugees. That would be because they are nearly all labourers doing stuff Saudis don’t do.

    It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. Ms Hubris could give another speech on the matter to the UN perhaps to build our humanitarian credentials.

  107. goatjam

    Is your desk in the bathroom?

    No, but the song bloody well stinks.

  108. I can only conclude that Australian sheilas are of unsound mind and should be locked up.

    After castrating 90% of men and turning them into a bunch of beta, noncy, non-cissy sissys with stupid beards, ridiculous glasses and dressed like Ed Sheeran (and listening to him too), wyminsses are still wondering why there are no “real men” out there and why they still haven’t had an orgasm.

  109. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I wouldn’t fly Jetstar even if Scarlett Johannson was a hostie.

    Oh now hang on a minute…

    Let’s not be too dogmatic about this – you could take this principle thing too far you know.

  110. Andrew

    By that standard anyone coming here to spruik green energy must be denied a visa as they don’t want people to have a choice of fossil fuels or windmills.
    I look forward to the Government banning Al Gore.

    Ban the fucking Kenyan for his attack on AUS at the G20. He quite deliberately told malicious lies to damage our multi billion $ tourism industry. That makes him an enemy of this country.

  111. feelthebern

    Goaty I had visions of you being made the “stapler” dude from office space due to you airing conservative views.

  112. goatjam

    Goaty I had visions of you being made the “stapler” dude from office space due to you airing conservative views.

    Lol,. no, but I do get the occasional shocked look and nervous laughs when I get fired up and speak the truth though. People aren’t used to hearing the truth spoken out loud these days, and I’m not talking about wild redneck screeds, I’m talking normal truth talking that was perfectly acceptable 20 years ago.

    Things like “women are more biologically suited to rearing children than men”.

    That sort of thing. People don’t know how to deal with it.

  113. Baldrick

    Venezuela on the other hand “I want 20,000 Syrians to come, Syrian families to our Venezuelan homeland to share this land of peace, this land of Christ, and of Bolívar, to work with us and to contribute to … the development of this magic land,” proclaimed Maduro.

    Now there’s something Gillian could get her ‘violation of human rights’ teeth stuck into. Poor bastards ending up there.

  114. Ros

    If I could be bothered I would make the effort to ascertain whether the 500,000 Syrian refugees/labourers were put up as supporting evidence for Saudi Arabia being chair UNHCR committee.

  115. calli

    Things like “women are more biologically suited to rearing children than men”.

    Holy cow! The blokes you work with think they can breastfeed? How sheltered can you get.

  116. goatjam

    Venezuela on the other hand “I want 20,000 Syrians to come, Syrian families to our Venezuelan homeland to share this land of peace, this land of Christ, and of Bolívar, to work with us and to contribute to … the development of this magic land,” proclaimed Maduro.

    Imagine that. They’d be clamouring to be allowed to go back to Syria within a week.

  117. C.L.

    Bill Shorten is pleased:

    https://twitter.com/billshortenmp/status/649087212307374080

    Has Newman ever been investigated by the police?

    Has he ever abused an ethnic shop owner?

  118. goatjam

    Holy cow! The blokes you work with think they can breastfeed? How sheltered can you get.

    It’s not so much that Calli, they actually agree with a lot of what I say but they are just not used to people saying it out loud. They are all victims of the chilling effect.

  119. Beertruk

    The blokes you work with think they can breastfeed?

    Beta males?

  120. goatjam

    If we are to deny people from entering Australia on character grounds the Peanut Head had better avoid leaving the country in future.

  121. Tintarella di Luna

    Gillian Triggs condemns Australia again for its poor human rights record and points out that it may prevent Australia’s appointment to the UNHCR committee as Saudi Arabia is appointed chair.

    How about we condemn the white-privileged heartless, rounded-vowelled bint for violations by her of the human rights of her disabled daughter not to have her very existence trashed as leben nicht lebenswert a life not worth living —

  122. pete m

    Thanks Bruce – I did some checking and last media reports on this is back in August. Price of resources rebounded since then a little so maybe less likely now.

    Seems crazy not to have something in them given population increase will create demand no matter how F’d the economy is elsewhere.

    I am not relying on you for shares advice, just JC.

    So far he is 2/2 positive on ones I have followed. Keep up the good work JC!

  123. goatjam

    The blokes you work with think they can breastfeed?

    Also, there are plenty of people out there who believe that, at best, mothers and fathers are fully interchangeable and at worst, completely redundant.

  124. feelthebern

    Also, there are plenty of people out there who believe that, at best, mothers and fathers are fully interchangeable and at worst, completely redundant.

    Since watching Ex Machina, I now think humans are redundant.

  125. I don’t know mamamia, but makes for interesting reading:

    Ms Plibersek makes the false assertion that as Health Minister Tony Abbott misrepresented advice from the Chief Medical Officer at the time. Not only is it untrue, Tony in fact publicly released that advice in 2005. Ms Plibersek also asserts that Tony Abbot sought to retain a veto over RU-486 “so he could prevent it being imported into Australia”.

    Yet the readily-available official public record shows that assertion is also false.

    Read more at http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/labor-needs-to-stop-exploiting-the-abortion-issue/#s2eCi1UPedYXsEHg.99

    And this:

    As Ms Plibersek is now Health Minister, one also wonders why she failed to disclose her membership of EMILY’s List, an organisation founded in the United States to support pro-choice women into public office.
    Read more at http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/labor-needs-to-stop-exploiting-the-abortion-issue/#s2eCi1UPedYXsEHg.99

  126. Ros

    The phenomenon of successful human male breastfeeding has been credibly observed in several cases. However, the cases are not sufficiently documented to allow distinguishing of possible pathologic galactorrhea.

    Can’t bring myself to look up galactorrhea.

  127. incoherent rambler

    Gillian Triggs condemns Australia again for its poor human rights record …

    Compassion has got the better of me.
    Convert HRC office space into a refugee hostel.

  128. Top Ender

    A MOTHER of six who scratched a 16-year-old McDonalds’ employee and the girls’ manager because she did not like the way her fries were packed has had an appeal against her sentence dismissed in Sydney District Court

    Amy Elizabeth Johnson, 38, was given a four-month suspended sentence on the condition she enter a section 12 good behaviour bond for assault occasioning actually bodily harm against the teenage girl who she grabbed around the neck and scratched on the face.

    and later on:

    Johnson, a New Zealand citizen on welfare benefits, was arrested at the scene.

    and

    …Johnson believed she had been racially vilified during the altercation.

    Not deported then? And if she was on the dole how come she’s buying take away food?

  129. Bruce of Newcastle

    Venezuela on the other hand “I want 20,000 Syrians to come, Syrian families to our Venezuelan homeland to share this land of peace, this land of Christ, and of Bolívar, to work with us and to contribute to … the development of this magic land,” proclaimed Maduro.

    That’s a laugh – Venezuela is the second highest country for murder rate in the world and hasn’t a pair of razoos to rub together. ‘Syrian’ ‘refugees’ have standards.

  130. feelthebern

    Cracking movie, Ex Machina.
    I know the Cateratti hated it, but I reckon Fury Road was a cracker too.

  131. Makka

    There are many well placed interests who benefit from the masses of migrants flooding in to Europe. Western Govts (not all but mostly Leftist) have been suddenly and openly accommodative, keen to see their nations swell with these young moslem males. I read an article that noted some 80% are not Syrian or Iraqi. They are also Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Egyptian, Lebanese, Kurds etc. So, why the sudden and so public ‘welcome’?

    It’s as if the open arms policy set in play by these migrating hordes, initially propelled along by Turkey, has exposed a latent desire in many countries for the hordes to arrive. This appears to have been contrived somehow, organised or coordinated.

    Leftism alone does not explain it , although it does conveniently enable this to occur under a banner of ‘compassion and caring’. Good media cover there.

    Who actually benefits?;

    Govts and their many compassionate organs of state – they have a convenient reason to tax and spend yet more OPM. Leftist/Green compassionistas thrive and gain more power and influence in this environment, allowing them to channel this event with their own schemes for control and taxation. As local unrest grows, ever more totalitarian strategies are deployed handing Govt’s and their Left/Green caring friends yet more control. Populations will adjust over time.
    Rentiers- populations suddenly swelling making accommodation units more scarce and higher in value for certain property owners.
    Property developers- More people requiring more living units, more infrastructure.
    Businesses/Industry- masses of newly arrived young males looking for work lowers the negotiating power of labour or at least makes labour compliant. Recipients of waves of new Govt spending.
    Unions – who else can offer these future young workers the protections they need in their new foreign workplace?
    The Wealthy – will never have to personally deal with the great unwashed but will benefit from being in the above groups.

    There are a lot of formidable beneficiaries conveniently associated with this latest invasion of Europe and if Soros is backing a million a year to be taken in we can be sure there is little good in it for the average citizen.

  132. Senile Old Guy

    It can happen here and it will sooner than you think if we lose this election.

    Either the ALP or the LNP will govern, so we have already lost.

  133. JC

    I liked Ex Machina.

    The Asian chick was seriously hot. She had the best legs I’ve seen in a long time.

  134. feelthebern

    The bird with the metal legs in Kingsmen was smoking hot too.
    I was disappointed with Scarlett in the latest Avengers movie.
    Not up to her usual standard.

  135. Dr Faustus

    That would be because they are nearly all labourers doing stuff Saudis don’t do.

    In my experience, “stuff Saudis don’t do” amounts to about 95% of normal human activity.

  136. John Comnenus

    Stuff Saudi’s don’t do includes almost every form of work

  137. thefrollickingmole

    test (being smoted by captcha)

  138. Rabz

    Two of 20 immunised Tasmanian devils released into wild killed on road days after release

    I almost ran a baby devil over within about two minutes of driving off the Ferry in 2002.

  139. Gab

    an anti-abortion campaigner is too dangerous to be allowed to enter Australia

    Oh yes, I can see this mob in government repealing section 18C, uh-huh. Any day now.

  140. Gab

    hings like “women are more biologically suited to rearing children than men”.

    How heteronormatively sexist!!!11!!!!

  141. Ros

    To add to the list of beneficiaries from irregular migrant flow, the Italian Mafia. They are networked with the smugglers in Africa. Apart from getting a cut from the smuggling they have infiltrated further into the Italian state inserting themselves at all levels into health housing etc services. Hence they get all the contracts for housing feeding transporting the arrivals. And of course they rip everybody off. A riot in Italy by a mob of Africans some months back was because while the mafia was being paid thousands of euros per immigrant they were literally feeding them bread and water and providing appalling accommodation. Or they use them for very cheap labour.

    Europe is doomed. Even if it was possible to stop the flow now it is started, mafia run countries like Italy will impede any attempt that might stop it.

    The only forces going after them seem to be that special group of prosecutors who live under permanent protection and still get knocked off on a regular basis.

  142. Zippy The Younger

    Islamic State planning nuclear holocaust, says journalist who spent 10 days embedded with terrorist group

    NUCLEAR warfare is Islamic State’s end game with plans for the “largest religious cleansing in history”, according to a veteran German journalist who spent 10 days embedded with the militant group.
    Jürgen Todenhöfer detailed his stay with the terrorist organisation in his new book ‘Inside IS — Ten Days In The Islamic State’.
    During his visits to the Islamic State-controlled cities of Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria, Todenhöfer was taken care of by UK extremist Jihadi John who became infamous after he appeared in beheading propaganda videos.

    During his visits to the Islamic State-controlled cities of Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria, Todenhöfer was taken care of by UK extremist Jihadi John who became infamous after he appeared in beheading propaganda videos.

    Todenhöfer has warned that the west is “drastically underestimating the power of ISIS”, who he called a “nuclear tsunami preparing the largest religious cleansing in history” with plans to kill “several hundred million people”.

    “They now control land greater in size than the United Kingdom and are supported by an almost ecstatic enthusiasm the like of which I’ve never encountered before in a war zone,” Todenhöfer wrote in his book.

  143. Mike of Marion

    Bishop blabbering about the abolition of the death penalty and the US execute a woman!!!!!

    Stupid idiot

  144. Makka

    Ros,

    Turkey is gifted $300 mill plus a year by the UN alone for refugee ‘assistance’. There is are Billions floating around this new ‘crisis’, just like that other fabricated crisis- AGW.

  145. Sydney Boy

    Fury Road was crap.

    Great action, but just look at the absurdity of the plot – Let’s all run away from Joe’s Citadel. Holy shit, no water out here. Let’s all run back to Joe’s Citadel.

  146. .

    Currency Lad blames the LDP for Turnbull banning an anti abortion campaigner from entering the country.

    Blame Turnbull and stop blaming libertarians for his (and Abbott’s) failings.

  147. Gab

    I should think the LDP would be strongly against banning the anti-baby-organ-harvesting Planned Parenthood speaker. Freedom of speech and all that.

    What has Leyonhjelm had to say on the matter? Anything?

  148. Gab

    Fury Road was crap.

    An Australian movie. Yep, it’s crap.

  149. BrettW

    Rear Admiral in letter to AFR today was commenting on the disaster of ship/sub building in SA in return for votes.

    Wrote that could have bought three U Arleigh Burke destroyers (apparently more capable that the ones being built) off the shelf plus 100 fully equipped regional hospitals for same cost.

    First ship way over budget and 3 years late.

    Would you trust a Union work force creating a new sub to get it right, on budget and on time. Previous experience shows not likely.

    How about this for an idea ? Buy the subs of the Japanese / Germans. Then if there are savings of say 15 – 20 billion then commit to investing half the savings in SA. That way the money is not going to the Union workforce but to SA in general for various job creating set ups.

    Put simply why does an important Defence purchase have to be more about job saving than getting value for money versus using a workforce that is consistent in its failure to deliver ?

  150. Andrew

    Businesses/Industry- masses of newly arrived young males looking for work lowers the negotiating power of labour or at least makes labour compliant. Recipients of waves of new Govt spending.

    “Looking for work,” you say? Yes, um just excuse me for a minute…

    [sounds of riotous, gasping laughter]

    Sorry, you were saying?

  151. Gab

    So just checking – is everyone still excited by this 21st century turnbull government?

  152. .

    BrettW
    #1813743, posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:49 pm
    Rear Admiral in letter to AFR today was commenting on the disaster of ship/sub building in SA in return for votes.

    Brett – David Johnston was right – and as Defence Minister he spoke out against this stupidity and up to the incompetence of the ASC and unions, and Abbott threw him under a bus so now he’s only a Senator (again).

  153. .

    Does terrified count as “excited”? You know, like awkward arousal?

  154. Top Ender

    Rear Admiral in letter to AFR today was commenting on the disaster of ship/sub building in SA in return for votes.

    What was his name?

  155. Jeremy Steyer

    But Dot, Turnbull IS a libertarian!

    After all he is certainly no conservative.

    And anyone not a conservative or a libertarian would have to be a leftist, and I’m sure Sinclair D and all the other Turnbull backers here at the Cat would never openly back a leftist as a liberal party PM.

    I mean, that would be insane wouldn’t it?

  156. Ros

    Verity Firth the Drum. Sunday rates cafes, well she thinks there is no problem because the cafes in Newtown Fitzroy on a Sunday, are buzzing.

    How entertainingly stupid. So the cafes in Newtown can afford to charge the prices that keep them open because of their affluent clientele. Presumably the peasants in the outer suburbs on the other hand don’t have any aspirations to enjoy a coffee with family or friends on a Sunday.

    Then she prattled on about people who were only surviving because of the Sunday rates. Like Newtown wouldn’t be staffed by students, not struggling single mums.

    Classic elite snobbery.

  157. .

    I agree Gab. The LDP should say something. Free speech must be defended all the time.

    I didn’t realise Mayweather wasn’t let in – it seems a double standard that he gets denied but Pistol and Boo are able to stay at all.

  158. Ros

    Not bad return for Turkey. What hope Makka that the millions are being spent on the refugees.

  159. Gab

    Dot, what Strega Bishop did today was evil, on so many levels.

  160. calli

    On the banning of the Pro-Life gentleman. Something else from Milton’s Areopagitica:

    “Let her [Truth] and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter? Her confuting is the best and surest suppressing.”

    Suppressors of free speech are moral and mental pygmies. All of them.

  161. .

    JS

    I think under Prof. Snook’s (of The Ephemeral Civilisation fame) nomenclature he (Lord Turnbull) is an “opportunistic opportunist”, IIRC.

    Like an unprincipled Bob Hawke.

  162. Baldrick

    Coal will join weaponry, hamburgers, booze and poker machines on the ‘bad’ bus list.

    Ads for fossil fuels will soon be banned from display on buses in the nation’s capital.
    The ACT government will restrict what products can be advertised on its fleet of buses to make sure messages promoted are in line with its objectives and community values.
    Also on the banned list are junk food, alcohol, gambling and weapons.

    That should read “… are in line with Leftard objectives and Leftard values.”

  163. .

    Gab – I don’t speak nadsat too well. I only know how to talk about violence, debauchery and robbing old women. I can only guess you called Bishop a witch or a “black” epistle.

  164. Gab

    It would be an opportunity for Leyonhjelm to get out there and speak out against this most egregious assault on Free Speech perpetrated in this so-called democracy of ours. After all, free speech is one of the foundations of the LDP is it not?

  165. Andrew

    That sounds like crap Baldrick. Why was he yanked off a domestic flight? No visa required for it.

    Believe it or not the airlines don’t fly you 5 hrs to ask about visas half way through the trip, just to fly you home again.

    The other day at the airport, Mrs Andrew was asked for an apparently missing visa to my end destination country (she was only coming half way with me). And there were signs everywhere at MEL check-in: “If travelling domestic to an international connection have your passport and visa ready here.”

    Myth: Busted.

  166. Gab

    nadsat

    Que?

    Strega is Eyetalian for ‘witch’.

  167. incoherent rambler

    So just checking – is everyone still excited by this 21st century turnbull government?

    Yes! I am.

    It looks like I will finally get to give the tumbrel a real workout.

    By the way, what do you think of registering a party called “Tumbrel for Turnbull”?
    Or I could just paint the slogan on the side?

  168. Gab

    Whereas Bronwyn Bishop is Vecchia Strega.

  169. Delta A

    What has Leyonhjelm had to say on the matter?

    This is a good time for Leyonhjelm to step up.

  170. calli

    That would make Mme. Slapps, zenzero strega.

    It like it!

    It works on so many levels.

  171. Dr. Daintree of the Christopher Dawson Centre reports that:

    several talks from our Colloquium have now been uploaded to the Hobart Archdiocese’s website:

    Archbishop Julian,


    The Christian Conception of Marriage and Western Civilisation
    Anna Krohn,
    Humility and Hierarchy: Dangerous Attitude – Dangerous Metaphysics
    Campbell Markham,
    The Church’s Disturbing Higher Allegiance to Christ
    Dr Philippa Martyr,
    Traction or Friction: the Church and the World
    Alex Sidhu,
    Christianity and the liberal tradition, friend or foe?
    Dr David Van Gend,
    A History of Marriage: Nature, Culture and the Present Crisis

    You can find them at –
    https://soundcloud.com/archdiocese-of-hobart
    The remainder are due to be uploaded in the near future, and the video files will also be made available when time permits

  172. Gab

    Now, now, IR. Abbott did ask us to give turnbull a break. I’d like to do that, at around the hyopid bone and C6 & 7.

  173. calli

    I like it.

    I should curb my enthusiasm, but I’m too Excited!

  174. Gab

    Much obliged for that, Deadman.

  175. .

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-30/thirteen-charged-after-black-market-cigarette-bust-in-sydney/6814976

    The inevitable result of high excise taxes…sold for half the price of legal brands.

    To be honest I think I’ve unsuspectingly bought counterfeit Havana Jewels (cigarillos).

  176. .

    Deadman can I contact you to translate something? I don’t trust google translate! It is for a sporting club.

  177. Gab

    Where are you thinking of going to, Gnasher, if it’s not too intrusive to ask?

  178. Beertruk

    Not deported then? And if she was on the dole how come she’s buying take away food?

    I was under the impression that John Howard had canned the dole for Kiwis (as was to to me by a Kiwi console operator at me local servo a month or two ago).

  179. Gab

    Eric Abetz is writing to all members of the LP (what’s left of them) imploring them to stay with the “party of Menzies”

    The Liberal Party hasn’t been the party of Menzies for several years. Who’s he trying to kid?

  180. Squirrel

    Perhaps we should take a break from fretting about the recent unpleasantness in Canberra, and be grateful (very, very, very grateful) that some things are now firmly in the past:

    http://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/g/j/x/o/9/s/image.related.articleLeadwide.620×349.gjxo42.png/1443590663967.jpg

  181. Top Ender

    My plan is still going ahead to leave & I am taking my money with me.

    A mate of mine left Oz for Thailand.

    He says it’s cheap, the government is incompetent but they leave you alone, and if you avoid Bangkok it’s very pleasant.

  182. Gab

    Thank you, Gnasher, I was just interested. I wish you the very best, wherever you land.

  183. Leo G

    Rear Admiral in letter to AFR today was commenting on the disaster of ship/sub building in SA in return for votes.

    What was his name?

    Surely not Peter Briggs:

    It seems most unlikely that (the Jap Soryu) are as capable as Collins and almost ­certainly cannot offer the sorts of improvements required in Australia’s future

  184. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Liberal Party hasn’t been the party of Menzies for several years. Who’s he trying to kid?

    Purely out of curiosity, when do you think the Liberal Party went off the rails? Just asking.

  185. Gab

    I reckon with Howard, but that’s just my opinion.

  186. calli

    It’s been death by a thousand cuts since McMahon.

  187. Baldrick

    Agree Gabstar, definitely during Howard’s latter years as P.M.

  188. Bruce of Newcastle

    when do you think the Liberal Party went off the rails

    Fraser. Then Hewson. Fortunately Howard returned it to sanity, but the Libs now are clearly the party of Fraser and Hewson not of Abbott.

  189. Gab

    Yes well there won’t be much of a mining industry here in future. All the major parties have seen to that, as well as the unions. You’re better off out of here, in that respect.

  190. Infidel Tiger

    when do you think the Liberal Party went off the rails

    The precise date was October 16th 1944.

  191. Gab

    Sorry, I meant to address you by name in the above comment, Gnasher.

  192. Makka

    “Fraser. Then Hewson.”

    Yep. Agreed.

  193. Delta A

    when do you think the Liberal Party went off the rails?

    With the ascendency of social media.

  194. Deadman[,] can I contact you to translate something?

    Feel free, any time: informal[at]informalmusic.com.

  195. Ant

    A government is something nobody should ever be excited about.

    They should simple ‘be’, back there in the background taking care of shit, starting with national and border security, working their way down to periodically emptying septic tanks in national parks, with very limited roles in between.

    Incidentially, it’s impossible for a leftist’s rickety brain to ever imagine such an idea.

  196. Delta A

    oops. Ascendancy. Just when I need it, spell-bot had a nap.

  197. cohenite

    Cory Bernardi interacts with tony jones:

    Dear Reader

    I no longer watch ABC’s Q&A program as I find it rather boring and altogether too predictable. The host Tony Jones never fails to not-surprise with the consistent insertion of his views into the conversation.

    Or so I thought.

    You see, even I was surprised by the murky depths that Tony Jones sank to during Monday night’s episode. It was referred to me by a regular reader of this weekly comment.

    The Q&A panel were discussing the rumours of me establishing and leading a new conservative party to which Tony Jones quipped that it could be called “Cory Bernardi’s Golden Dawn”.

    His comments drew a few titters from the audience. I am guessing they came from those who hadn’t a clue just how offensive such a reference is.

    For those of you who don’t know, Golden Dawn is a Greek fascist party whose leaders are Holocaust deniers who openly describe the party as racist. They deny any links to the neo-Nazi movement but use the same ‘Roman salute’ and have published materials in praise of Hitler’s Third Reich.

    There are many more elements of philosophy and action attached to Golden Dawn, including their use of violence that normal people would find reprehensible.

    And yet Tony Jones thinks it is okay to link a conservative Federal Senator to such a disgusting movement.

    I contacted the producer of Q&A to register my disgust at such a reference and received a response that included the following passage:

    “Tony’s remark was flippant – giving a fictitious party name to a proposal circulated by Senator Bernardi’s supporters, including Andrew Bolt.”

    What the producer was telling me was that the ABC’s pre-eminent current affairs host had no idea that Golden Dawn was actually a real political party even though he had reported on them in recent years.

    The excuse was almost as offensive in its ignorance as the original deliberate slur.

    Now, frankly, I don’t care that Tony Jones has a different world view to mine. He’s perfectly entitled to his opinion. However, to equate mainstream conservatism to a nationalistic neo-Nazi cause is deeply offensive, unprofessional and inexcusable.

    If the boot were on the other foot, the likes of Tony Jones would be the first to lead the indignant outrage.

    What he did on Monday night was to have a go at me in a most disgraceful manner but more importantly, he deliberately levelled the accusation that mainstream conservatives are at the extreme and dangerous fringe of political thought.

    For that, Tony Jones owes all of us an apology.

    Until next week.

    Cory Bernardi

    PS. Subsequent to my complaint, the ABC has issued a clarification on their website transcript, but it remains to be seen if Tony Jones will issue an apology on next week’s Q&A.

  198. calli

    So Sneddon and Downer don’t count as magnificent Party leaders? Or Peacock?

    No, don’t answer that.

  199. Baldrick

    cohenite
    #1813805, posted on September 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm
    Cory Bernardi interacts with tony jones …

    Cory can say what he likes but P.M. Turnbullshit and his new Communications Minister Fifield will be nothing in support against TheirABC, unfortunately.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I wish nothing but disaster on them & their families, a pox on all their houses…bastards.

    Was thinking about moving off, but I’m staying – if only to say “Fvcking well told you so, didn’t I?”

    All bets are off if any incoming Government brings in a wealth tax or death duties.

  201. Habib

    Squirrel- same shit, different arse.

  202. johanna

    PS. Subsequent to my complaint, the ABC has issued a clarification on their website transcript, but it remains to be seen if Tony Jones will issue an apology on next week’s Q&A.

    Yep, they pull this move all the time and get away with it.

    After untold viewers/listeners have heard the lie, they bury a correction somewhere on their website. And even then, if you look at the weasel words in their Corrections and Clarifications page, they claim no responsibility for errors, unless threatened with legal action.

    Never mind if they defamed the PM or a senior Minister, never mind if their fact checking makes the school magazine look like The Times.

    They do it because they can.

  203. AndrewWA

    S’
    #1813589

    Suggest that you make time to read the rest of The Greens manifesto as it certainly paints a picture of an Australia that I have no interest in seeing becoming our Green reality

  204. Top Ender

    What he did on Monday night was to have a go at me in a most disgraceful manner but more importantly, he deliberately levelled the accusation that mainstream conservatives are at the extreme and dangerous fringe of political thought. For that, Tony Jones owes all of us an apology.

    So why does Cory not sue them?

  205. Bruce of Newcastle

    So Sneddon and Downer don’t count as magnificent Party leaders? Or Peacock?

    Sorry forgot about Sneddon and Downer (I always loved David Rowe‘s cartoons of Downer, I wish he wasn’t stuck behind the AFR paywall). As for An Droopycock, nuff said.

  206. Sydney Boy

    Never mind if they defamed the PM or a senior Minister, never mind if their fact checking makes the school magazine look like The Times.

    The ABC’s Fact Check website is laughable. It is so far biased to the left I’m surprised the page background is not scarlet. Just one instance: Tony Abbott had projected that the average person would save $550 from the abolition of the carbon tax. After the dust had settled and the carbon tax was but a distant memory, the ACCC found the claimed average savings of $550 to be in the ballpark. But Fact Check seized on a Joe Hockey slip of the tongue and made a great big deal that he was Wrong Wrong Wrong that people did not save $550 on electricity costs. Fcuking maggots.

  207. Sydney Boy

    If the boot were on the other foot, the likes of Tony Jones would be the first to lead the indignant outrage.

    They would be lining up to have a go …

  208. Top Ender

    Found the AFR article – a letter from Rear Admiral Richards. For some reason the formatting is looking funny but I will try and post the entire letter.

    Australian submarines just another Defence white elephant

    by Rear Admiral Ian H Richards AO, BEc, RAN

    In the 1980s, then Defence Minister Kim Beasley gave birth to the greatest industrial white elephant in the history of our nation – the establishment of the submarine construction facility in Adelaide, South Australia.

    So much has been written and said about the Collins class submarine construction project that I do not need to elaborate upon it. Suffice to say that it was succinctly described in the media as a “disaster”. It would be hard to find many who would disagree.

    Politicians of both persuasions have since that time prostituted their principles in pursuit of their holy grail – votes. In this case, votes in South Australia.

    As a result we are now embarked upon the second saga in this sorry tale. We are building three orphan destroyers unique to Australia. As an alternative, we could have purchased three US-built Arleigh Burke class destroyers – considerably more capable ships – plus 100 fully equipped regional hospitals for the same total project cost.

    The media reports that the first ship is way over budget and three years late. This augurs badly for the future of these ships – if construction delays resulted from unmanageable complexity the lifetime logistic support will be a nightmare.

    As Australian orphans we will have to provide a costly inventory of lifetime spares – rather than tap into the US stockpile if we had purchased the Arleigh Burkes.

    The initial and annual costs of the destroyer dedicated bureaucrats in the Defence Materiel Organisation will amount to a staggering figure.

    Rear Admiral Ian H Richards AO, BEc, RAN

  209. Motelier

    Tasmania – Road Kill Capital of the World.

    If you think driving on Tasmanian roads are dangerous, then you need to make a life or death decision about driving on the Bruce Highway.

  210. Alfonso

    Errr….FYI hardly anything in the newspaper media is isolated behind a paywall.
    You go Google News (not .au) insert a quote and all is revealed.
    Google apparently doesn’t give a rat’s about Australian copyright. Good boys.

  211. Anne

    Dot

    .
    #1813628, posted on September 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    F*ck off Anne.

    Okay.

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rear Admiral Ian H Richards AO, BEc, RAN

    Anybody taking any bets as to how long it takes for his title to include (Retired)?

  213. calli

    Has Dot’s comment been disappeared, Anne? I can’t find it anywhere.

  214. Gab

    Cory can say what he likes but P.M. Turnbullshit and his new Communications Minister Fifield will be nothing in support against TheirABC, unfortunately.

    I’d say their ABC will be doing their utmost to damage the reputations of the 44 MPs who didn’t vote for turnbull, starting with the high profiles ones like Bernadi. They’ll be given the Abbott treatment. And this will be silently assented to by Messiah turnbull.

  215. candy

    Tony Jones and ABC can say what they like now, because M. Turnbull is PM.

    But Cory Bernardi should take it further. He should not let his career and reputation be sullied by Tony Jones.
    They are just laughing at him, ridiculing him on the National Broadcaster because Turnbull will approve.

  216. Mullumhillbilly

    Laughing at Giddy-Up being confused by the rules of victim poker with Chris Brown, and trying to withdraw their bets and rearrange their hand. (Sorry about the link, iPad is not helpful)
    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/getup-retract-chris-brown-visa-ban-campaign-over-racist-aspects-20150930-gjyhgx.html

  217. candy

    Eric Abetz making a fool of himself begging for donations to the Liberal Party.

    There’s the ABC ridiculing conservatives freely with M. Turnbull’s approval and we’re supposed to relent and start donating again and offering support?

    How stupid are they at Liberal Centre.

  218. calli

    “Over the course of the weekend a lot of people started reaching out to us and raising the issue of the racist aspects of this campaign,” Oosting said.
    “We have a migration system that unfairly targets people of colour and this is a system that we inadvertently fed into. We caused angst and grief and we are unreservedly apologising for that.”

    Now that is interesting. Positions on the victim totem pole are more fluid than previously thought.

  219. Baldrick

    They are just laughing at him, ridiculing him on the National Broadcaster because Turnbull will approve.

    Not only will Turnbullshit approve, he’ll be laughing along with Snowcone.

  220. Gab

    The hypocrisy of Strega Bishop, lecturing to one and all at the UN as to what Australia would being to the table if we got a high chair at the Human Rights Council:

    … promote freedom of expression

    I guess that doesn’t extend to anyone who wants to enter the country to speak out against abortion and the baby organ harvesting abortion organisation that is Planned Parenthood.

  221. calli

    Thanks Makka. Wasn’t on this thread. Now the background is a bit clearer.

  222. johanna

    Thanks for reproducing that letter, TopEnder.

    It’s true that Beazley was among our worst Defence Ministers. Remember him being photographed on a tank, looking like a kid at Christmas? Combat Kim? The urgers and chancers could see him coming from a mile away. We have been paying for it ever since, through the collective nose. And that doesn’t even take into account the damage to our (boring, I know) defence capability.

    As for your previous question about why politicians don’t sue, there are two reasons.

    One is that in a robust democracy, it is considered bad form for pollies to sue because they are being criticised, unless it is very serious indeed.

    Secondly, suing for libel is very expensive and a lottery as to the outcome.

  223. calli

    Hockey sued. Didn’t get him far.

  224. Gab

    Sussan Ley has been sworn in as the Turnbull government’s new Minister for Aged Care after specific responsibility for the portfolio was left out of the ministry.

    More than a week after Ms Ley was sworn in as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport she was back at Government House in Canberra this afternoon to add the ageing portfolio to her title.

    The ceremony happened as Liberal MP Ken Wyatt was sworn in as Assistant Minister for Health, becoming the first indigenous Australian to be part of a government executive, after he missed last week’s ceremony because he was overseas.

    The Australian understands that Ms Ley approached Malcolm Turnbull and suggested aged care be a formal part of her portfolio as it was a better fit with health and reforms in that area.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/sussan-ley-made-minister-for-ageing-after-turnbull-oversight/story-fn59niix-1227550665102

    Idiots. You thought the Libs were abysmal under Abbott? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

  225. Gab

    And sorry, but Ken Wyatt has got the promotion becuase he’s the token indigenous, not on merit.

  226. Top Ender

    Anybody taking any bets as to how long it takes for his title to include (Retired)?

    Richards is long retired. About 86 I think. Dunno why (Rtd.) is not included after his name.

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