Wednesday Forum: April 26, 2017

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  1. jupes says:

    How will Waleed service the mortgage?

    Don’t worry about it. Us taxpayers will employ him at the ABC.

    The number of token Muslims is rapidly diminishing.

  2. True Aussie says:

    Or she hates Australia

    Most muslims do.

  3. H B Bear says:

    How will Waleed service the mortgage?

    LOL I’d hate to see him end up outside Flinders Street Station with a handwritten sign “Will Taqiya For Food”.

  4. notafan says:

    I’m sure Arab nations take this lot very very seriously.


    board members

  5. calli says:

    There must be a lot of fat to be trimmed at DFAT. I’d be great on a razor gang, too.

    Trim it down to “D”.

    I’ll go sharpen the flensers.

  6. Zyconoclast says:

    I wondered about the turban. Any observant Cats know if Carland uses the same stylist? She appears to have adopted turbans recently too.

    In the 70’s, head wrapping was a craze for a season or two. Great for bad hair days.

    Calli,
    I noticed you are still culturally appropriating the 1940s style red and white polka dots head scarf.

  7. Sparkx says:

    LOL I’d hate to see him end up outside Flinders Street Station with a handwritten sign “Will Taqiya For Food”.

    I think I would enjoy it HBB.

  8. notafan says:

    I dunno, is there a conflict of interest between being on the board of DFAT council and getting a grant to do a book tour in your hemisphere of influence?


    We have grants, you can travel too.

  9. jupes says:

    Bishop reportedly considering removing YAM from paid role on Council for Australia-Arab Relations.

    What is there to consider?

    Why not go the whole hog and remove the entire council. As Roger points out, we have diplomats to sort out relations with Arab countries.

    And it’s not as if Muslim males from Arab countries will listen to anything the air-head has to say. A complete waste of space and money.

  10. calli says:

    Keeps the tresses from getting caught up in the angle grinder, Zyc.

    Safety first.

  11. Chris says:

    ……..There must be a lot of fat to be trimmed at DFAT. I’d be great on a razor gang, too.

    Trim it down to “D”.

    I’ll go sharpen the flensers.

    Lovely, Calli. Be sure to ask for piece rates.

  12. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Poor Clam, if only she were purtier.

    By all account Clem appears to be rather bovine to be equine

  13. calli says:

    Priority Sectors are Sports and Fashion.

    How about that? Worthy of public money.

  14. Tintarella di Luna says:

    And it’s not as if Muslim males from Arab countries will listen to anything the air-head has to say. A complete waste of space and money.

    How many of these Council’s exist? All hoovering money and full of moochers and malingerers and they achieve absolutely nothing which is in the mission statement if you read between the lines.

  15. Des Deskperson says:

    “Do you know the degree of difficulty to reduce all or selected ‘Commonwealth’ Public Service pay and conditions by 5%?’

    Short answer: Commonwealth (APS) public servants are ’employed’ by the heads of their agencies. While pay and conditions are therefore set out in individual agency enterprise agreements, the Government sets the overall policy framework. In theory, at least, the Government could direct agency heads to reduce pay and conditions by 5% in the next round of enterprise bargaining. Since most EAs have a provision for the introduction of ‘major changes’ during the life of the agreement, the Government need not wait for the next round of formal bargaining, but could introduce the proposed reductions immediately.

    The issue would the be a matter for negotiation with employees, including the unions. This would depend on the resolve of the Government. If the issue was not resolved at this level – and in the current situation it is unlikely to be – than the next step would be to argue the case on the Fair Work Commission. I’m not sure how this would proceed and there used to be a ‘no disadvantage’ provision in the FWC’s laws or regulations that might stymie negotiations. Let me chase this up – I have to go out now – and get back to you.

    ro i re controls the

  16. calli says:

    Sorry. That was from Nota’s DFAT link.

  17. Des Deskperson says:

    “There must be a lot of fat to be trimmed at DFAT. ”

    I haven’t checked recently, but it used to have both the highest percentage of Senior Executive Service Employees among its staff of any APS agency and the highest overall number of SES,

  18. test pattern says:

    Can you demonstrate a high level of oral skills? Then you may have what it takes to be a Reconciliation Support Officer!

    http://nit.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Swinburne-AD-4new-e1491987442646.png

    Sorry. ur not indigenous Australians. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples can apply.

  19. calli says:

    This morning I watched some North Korean parade footage with wonder – how did all those withered generals manage to stand under the weight of the dozens of star shaped gongs on their uniforms?

    They aren’t the only ones to be recognised for outstanding nonexistent achievement though. It seems the West has their own award super magnet.

    The Most Successful Woman in History.

    Chuckle.

  20. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    If Wallys kid really is autistic I can guarantee he won’t be a Muslim for long.
    He’ll be way too smart for that sh$t.
    The learning German is the giveaway.
    I bet he is Anime Reich……reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  21. Adam says:

    Lisa Oldfield made an excellent comment on the former mouthy now shy and retiring Ms Y A-M and her employment at the ABC

    “Lest we forget Yasmi, you are brown, you are muslim, and you are a woman, and that’s the only reason you have a job at the ABC.”

    If a man had said that line on that panel he would probably now be without a job.

  22. Zyconoclast says:


    Australia Wide

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied presents stories from the people and places that make up the Australian experience. From the city streets to the urban centres & beyond, we look behind the stories that make the news. #AustraliaWide

  23. egg_ says:

    Lisa Oldfield made an excellent comment on the former mouthy now shy and retiring Ms Y A-M and her employment at the ABC

    Next, presenters will be having a catfight over matching turbans?

  24. Frank says:

    Is it too soon to point out that poor Yassmin is rather beefy in the hindquarters. The poor girl will soon have trouble wrangling that thing into those colourful pants, no doubt impacting on the likelihood of marriage. This leads to the next point, as a good muslim she is undoubtedly chaste and at her age this would be cause for some industrial levels of sublimation, witness the ostentatious wardrobe and colours. Poor girl is probably neurotic and hormonal with no release while fighting a rearguard action against her arse’s expansionary tendencies which will stymie any possibility of release.

    Her whole act is a crie de coeur from someone traumatised by biology. She is deserving of our compassion and pity, buy the chubbster a pony.

  25. test pattern says:

    Classic Othering!

    ‘poor clam if only she were purtier’

    ‘you are brown, you are muslim’

    The great historian and J***** refugee from Nazi Germany George Mosse.

    ‘In Toward the Final Solution, he claimed that racial stereotypes were rooted in the European tendency to classify human beings according to their closeness or distance from Greek ideals of beauty. Nationalism and Sexuality: Middle-Class Morality and Sexual Norms in Modern Europe extended these insight to encompass other excluded or persecuted groups: Jews, homosexuals, Romani people, and the mentally ill. Many 19th-century thinkers relied upon binary stereotypes that categorized human beings either as “healthy” or “degenerate”, “normal” or “abnormal”, “insiders” or “outsiders”. ‘

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mosse

  26. test pattern says:

    Classic Othering!

    ‘poor clam if only she were purtier’

    ‘you are brown, you are muslim’

    The great historian and J***** refugee from Nazi Germany George Mosse.

    ‘In Toward the Final Solution, he claimed that racial stereotypes were rooted in the European tendency to classify human beings according to their closeness or distance from Greek ideals of beauty. Nationalism and Sexuality: Middle-Class Morality and Sexual Norms in Modern Europe extended these insight to encompass other excluded or persecuted groups: J***, homosexuals, Romani people, and the mentally ill. Many 19th-century thinkers relied upon binary stereotypes that categorized human beings either as “healthy” or “degenerate”, “normal” or “abnormal”, “insiders” or “outsiders”. ‘

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mosse

  27. Sparkx says:

    Frank, given that she is “rather beefy in the hindquarters” I think a draft horse might be more appropriate than a “pony”.

  28. OldOzzie says:

    Shell quietly rids itself of its Yassmin problem

    As self-styled social activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied was busy making herself one of the most hated people in Australia on Anzac Day, one group of people watching on wide-eyed from the sidelines and breathing a massive sigh of relief were the good folk at Shell.

    For when she’s not using Anzac Day to crap all over the memory of Australia’s Diggers (what an inspired decision that was), the ABC presenter is in the employ of the Dutch oil and gas company – working as a well engineer on their offshore rigs.

    Or rather, she was.

    Turns out the Brisbane-based mechanical engineering graduate – and happy beneficiary of taxpayer-funded jollies around our Middle Eastern embassies – was forced to resign from Shell earlier this year when her application to have her leave without pay extended was politely declined.

    Word is that while Shell was happy for her to take an initial 12 months leave-without-pay to work at the ABC (read: develop Brand Yassmin), company policy meant it had to refuse her request to extend it. A decision which many execs in the company are now looking at as a blessing in disguise.

    The heartburn she would regularly cause the government relations team with her outspoken views on everything from climate change to refugees, the full-faced horror she would induce in the media relations team each time she took to a TED talk stage or the Q+A set are now mercifully a thing of the past. “Rolled-gold liability” was one of the choice phrases said to be doing the rounds of Shell’s C-suite when the question of how to solve a problem like Yassmin reared its artfully-scarfed head. But not anymore.​

  29. Tommy Robinson will be on 2GB for one hour with Ben Fordham today.
    4pm – 5pm.

    That’s quite a commitment from the radio station.

  30. egg_ says:

    Classic Othering!

    Empathy, tard.

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Frank, given that she is “rather beefy in the hindquarters” I think a draft horse might be more appropriate than a “pony”.

    “A bum like a brewers dray horse” was one good old Australian expression I haven’t heard in years.

  32. Armadillo says:

    I reckon Tucker Carlson missed the mark here. This dude is arguing that the reason Ann Coulter should be banned from Burkley is because it’s all about the “quality” of the speaker, nothing else. FFS she is a 12 time best selling author. So, what’s the standard here? He should have nailed him.

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/04/26/tucker-carlson-ann-coulter-berkeley-speech-professor-ban-standards-value-judgment

  33. test pattern says:

    ‘Admiral Bay MRE is currently the equal largest undeveloped zinc project in Australia, and with the ETR added by far the largest in Australia’

    Canning Basin

    http://www.metalicity.com.au/projects/admiral-bay

  34. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    If the ABC were to axe Yammy and her programme, their biggest worry would be how to fill the slot. They must have thoroughly exhausted their bank of repeats by now.

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied presents stories from the people and places that make up the Australian experience. From the city streets to the urban centres & beyond, we look behind the stories that make the news. #AustraliaWide

  35. OldOzzie says:

    Have to say to Fairfax Australian Financial Review

    Amazing Article shafting self-styled social activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied in Article above

    Shell quietly rids itself of its Yassmin problem

    Congratulations for an Excellent piece

  36. Damienski says:

    “A bum like a brewers dray horse” was one good old Australian expression I haven’t heard in years.

    What’s the difference between a cavalry horse and a brewer’s horse?

    A cavalry horse darts into the fray.

  37. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Her whole act is a crie de coeur from someone traumatised by biology. She is deserving of our compassion and pity, buy the chubbster a pony.

    Frank I was going to make a comment along these lines but thought it a bit soon but frankly, I could not have surpassed your effort.

  38. Top Ender says:

    Lawyers change mind about Don Dale and ABC – these people obviously get paid by the 10 minute portion.

    LAWYERS acting for the royal commission into youth justice have withdrawn an objection to the tendering of material critical of the ABC.

    Senior Counsel Assisting the Commission Peter Morrissey, who had previously sought to have paragraphs critical of the ABC struck from former corrections minister John Elferink’s statement, changed his tune and said his original reservations may have been “overly fussy”.

    Link

  39. Baldrick says:

    Walkley Award winning ABC journalist:

    Caro Meldrum-Hanna‏ @caromeldrum
    Does anyone know what ‘freedom of speech’ actually, really, is?
    4:54 PM · Apr 26, 2017

    Obviously there’s a need for a free speech workshop at the Ultimo Comrades Collective.

  40. Tintarella di Luna says:

    “A bum like a brewers dray horse” was one good old Australian expression I haven’t heard in years.

    I haven’t heard six pickaxe handles across the acre for decades

  41. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    What’s this then? I thought we were at the pinnacle of creation, in the Great Architect’s grand scheme of things. Bloody grass seems to have taken more of His time.

    It’s taken ten years, but the genetic code of barley has been cracked by a team of international scientists, including researchers from Western Australia.
    Murdoch University Professor Chengdao Li led the WA-based group, and told AAP the findings would be used to modify crops to adapt with climate change, and to make better beer.
    He said the genetics of barley were incredibly complex, equal to about twice the size of the human genome.
    The Oz.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I’d say most mining companies in Oz have kicked the tyres of Admiral Bay. I knew of it in the early ’90s. It never made sense. Too deep.

    Advances in mining methods will make it economic, but whether that is now who knows? Don’t bet your shirt on it.

  43. calli says:

    Amid all the pettiness and stupidity, we are surrounded by beauty.

  44. Tailgunner says:

    reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    It’s been too long.
    The Call from Kekistan is always good to hear!

  45. H B Bear says:

    Murdoch University Professor Chengdao Li led the WA-based group, and told AAP the findings would be used to modify crops to adapt with climate change, and to make better beer.

    Not in Sneaker’s WA they won’t Prof.

  46. cohenite says:

    Tommy Robinson on 2GB; listen:

    http://www.radioemu.com/2gb/

  47. calli says:

    Barley is far too advanced and sensible to invent a combine harvester.

  48. test pattern says:

    ‘Sicily’s J*** were banished from this island in 1492, the victims of a Spanish edict that forced thousands to leave and others to convert to Roman Catholicism. More than 500 years later, a nascent J***** community is planting fresh roots in the Sicilian capital’

    Many of those expelled from Sicily and Calabria moved to Malta, where Sicilian Arabic became the Maltese language. An excellent, though lonely, example of Arabo-Euro culture.

    http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/165779

  49. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Australia Wide

    I saw some of several of her shows since they coincided with lunchtime.
    A better name would be “Australia Narrow”.
    Pure SJW boilerplate: all about people with absolutely huge victimology scores.

  50. test pattern says:

    ‘Sixteen years of the War on Terror have made our jihadist foes stronger, more virulent, and more widely spread — few Americans realize that America’s internal divisions are mirrored by equally serious problems within the US military. The “Attritionist Letters” described one facet of that conflict, written by Marine Corps officers.’

    https://fabiusmaximus.com/2017/04/23/attritionist-letter-1-the-usmc-turns-from-the-future/

  51. stackja says:

    Dozens more jobs to go at shipbuilder ASC
    Australian Associated Press
    26 minutes ago
    Adelaide-based shipbuilder ASC will cut dozens more jobs from its air warfare destroyer program in the coming weeks.

    The company says the cuts, affecting 16 employees and 41 contractors, are part of the progressive job reductions on the project since its peak in mid-2015.

    It says the move is necessary to ensure its labour force matches its operational demands and the departing workers will receive career transition support.

  52. stackja says:

    Stolen sportscar found in western Sydney
    Australian Associated Press
    41 minutes ago
    A luxury Audi sportscar that was stolen by a gunman during a test drive has been found in western Sydney.

    The man had posed as a prospective buyer when he met the vehicle’s 30-year-old owner at a service station in Balgowlah on Wednesday night.

    The pair took the car, advertised online for $230,000, for a test drive through Seaforth where the thief pulled out a handgun and pistol-whipped the owner, cutting him over his left eye.

    The assailant then forced the owner out of his car and drove off.

    He then led police on a wild chase across Sydney with officers at one point trying to smash the driver’s side window.

    They were forced to terminate the pursuit a number of times because of the driver’s “high-risk behaviour”, which saw a police car rammed and several other vehicles damaged.

    After a city-wide search, the car was located in the western Sydney suburb of Auburn on Thursday afternoon, a police spokeswoman told AAP.

    She could not confirm if the car was abandoned or if police had caught the thief.

    “Investigations are continuing,” she said.

    Superintendent David Darcy earlier told reporters police were reasonably confident they knew who the gunman was.

    “He is not going to get away with it,” he said.

    The thief was described as being of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance, possibly aged in his early 20s and with a thin build.

  53. incoherent rambler says:

    I’m baaaack!

    Is Mick Trumble still PM?

  54. Nick says:

    Caro Meldrum-Hanna‏ @caromeldrum
    Does anyone know what ‘freedom of speech’ actually, really, is?
    4:54 PM · Apr 26, 2017

    1. This only gets mentioned when a fellow Left hath misspoke.
    2. No one is saying she can’t speak freely, she’s being judged on what she said.
    3. No one is resorting to the Lefts’ security blanky, 18c

  55. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Just so you know TP:

    Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the J_w, then to the Gentile.”

    Saheeh Muslim (2922): ““The Hour will not begin until the Muslims fight the J_ws and the Muslims will kill them, until a J_w hides behind a rock or a tree, and the rock or tree will say: O Muslim, O slave of Allaah, there is a J_w behind me, come and kill him.”

    If you are promoting the idea that the muslims are friendlier to J_ws than Christians then you’re out of your gharqad.

  56. incoherent rambler says:

    Oy wand Julia back. Oy mean the voice grated, she was ignorand and destrucdive etc. But the laxative effect was less than Mikey Trumble.

  57. notafan says:

    Reason enough for me to hold the opposite opinion.

    He even used ‘The Punch” (and he praised Hewson)

    Whgat a pundit. What a weasel.


    Waleed on Abbott in July 2013

  58. notafan says:

    My favourite prog on Facebook posted a pro Yammy article.

    Even she didn’t get 100% ooh and aahs.

    Possibly 50% negatives, which is like a first in living memory.

  59. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Nick. Would this be the same Meldrum-Hanna who did the Don Dale stitch up for the ABC? From Top Ender’s link above at 4:10 comes one of her outright lies. Free speech no doubt.

    A letter from Four Corners reporter Caro Meldrum-Hanna to Mr Elferink seeking access to youth justice facilities was leaked to Sky News last year.
    In the letter, Ms Meldrum-Hanna stated: “We are not interested in ‘gotcha moments’”.

  60. Nick says:

    It is indeed, GM

  61. stackja says:

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2365501, posted on April 27, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    The Roar of Lions: The Asymmetric Campaigns of Muhammad
    Russell G. Rodgers

    While much is made by biographers that the Banu Qurayzah violated a treaty with Muhammad, no such treaty has ever been produced, nor is there any real evidence such existed. In fact, one hadith, or tradition, indicates that at best there was a “non-binding” agreement between the two sides and thus no formal treaty at all. Even the Qur’an implies that Muhammad could violate a peace simply because he suspected a tribe might prove treacherous. When one recalls that Muhammad had already agreed with the other Madinah tribal leaders at the Second Pledge of Aqaba that they would violate their treaties with the main J-wish tribes and, moreover, that Muhammad had already previously announced openly to the J-ws that he intended to expel them from Madinah, it comes as no surprise that this final confrontation would occur. Evidence within Islamic sources indicates that Muhammad took measures to provoke such conflicts, and then used minor incidents to justify the suppression or destruction of his enemies.

  62. OldOzzie says:

    stackja
    #2365498, posted on April 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    The thief was described as being of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance, possibly aged in his early 20s and with a thin build.

    No mention of Ethnicity in “Faufax” SMH – and they wonder why no one buys/reads their paper?

    Audi stolen at gunpoint in Balgowlah carjacking found in Auburn

    Although, found in “Auburn” could be a “Hint”

  63. Nick says:

    Via Blair:

    DPRK News Service‏ @DPRK_News

    US oligarch Chelsea Clinton is condemned as vapid bubble-head, spouting gaseous pronouncements of meaning only to simpletons and defectives.

    It’s an interesting world when North Korea makes more sense than CNN or the ABC.

  64. stackja says:

    OldOzzie
    #2365512, posted on April 27, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    SMHasbeen!

  65. stackja says:

    Nick
    #2365513, posted on April 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    USA Today Cites North Korean Parody Twitter Account | The Daily Caller
    dailycaller.com/…/usa-today-cites-north-korean-parody-twitter-account-to-attack-rick…
    Jan 19, 2017 – The Twitter account they cited, DPRK News Service, is a parody account. While its biography says “Official News feed of Democratic Peoples …

    That North Korean News Twitter Account Is Fake – Gizmodo
    gizmodo.com/that-north-korean-news-twitter-account-is-fake-1677507163
    Jan 5, 2015 – You may have seen a strange North Korean news account floating around the Twitters recently. DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) sends …

    Still good story about CC though.

  66. Nick says:

    Spoilsport Stack ! 🙂

  67. jupes says:

    US oligarch Chelsea Clinton is condemned as vapid bubble-head, spouting gaseous pronouncements of meaning only to simpletons and defectives.

    Liberty quote.

    That is gold!

  68. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Amid all the pettiness and stupidity, we are surrounded by beauty.

    I went for a cycle ride around 3pm since it was warm enough (just). Had two ospreys float over my head about 10m up, one carrying a stick. They were making for the Norfolk pines at the top end of the lake. We may have the pattering of little wings come spring! Lake Mac fish will not be happy.

  69. cohenite says:

    A great interview between Ben Fordham and Tommy Robinson. Robinson is very good, a natural speaker; an important quibble; Tommy thinks the majority of muslims just want to fit in. However, the division within islam is as professor Clive Kessler writes:

    1 15% modernised, accepting of Western values, in other words apostates.
    2 15% committing violence or supporting it
    3 70% non-violent but still wanting the same things the violent ones want, which is sharia to prevail.

    That’s it folks; unless something is done immediately Planet Islam within 30 years.

  70. stackja says:

    Nick
    #2365517, posted on April 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    Spoilsport Stack !

    Yes! Shame! Good about CC!

  71. min says:

    Interview in full with Tommy Robinson available ad free on Ben Fordham Facebook

  72. Mark from Melbourne says:

    Excellent piece in City Journal on the batshit insane staying of the Executive Order on so-called sanctuary cities, which gives an excellent historical perspective.

    Wait: let me get this straight. It’s legally binding for two underlings in the civil rights divisions of the Departments of Education and Justice to send out a “Dear Colleague” letter declaring that, as these bureaucrats interpret Title IX of Congress’s Education Amendments of 1972, colleges and universities can’t get any federal funding if they don’t make special accommodations for transgendered students, however defined; but it is not legal for the president of the United States, pursuant to the Constitution’s injunction that he ensure that the laws “be faithfully executed,” to deny some federal funding to cities that declare themselves “sanctuaries” from federal immigration laws, and that accordingly forbid their officials from cooperating with federal authorities in implementing them, as Congress has demanded?

  73. Top Ender says:

    He then led police on a wild chase across Sydney with officers at one point trying to smash the driver’s side window.

    Obviously these police officers are not the pussies they employ in Victoria, where a Commodore doing burnouts in the city centre is too dangerous to approach.

  74. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    This could be a harbinger of some very messy stuff.

    India Faces A New Challenge: Jihadist Radicalization

    Last week, in a joint anti-terror operation by the police teams of five states, an allegedly ISIS-inspired terror module spanning Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh was busted with the arrest of three suspected terrorists.

    The police had received intelligence that some known terror suspects in Uttar Pradesh had become active and were trying to recruit new members to launch a major terror attack in the country. Initial investigations into the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast in March convinced the security agencies that it was first major ISIS operation in India.

    Saifullah, the alleged ISIS-inspired terrorist killed in a shootout with police in the first week of March in Lucknow, had also been tasked with securing arms and training facilities for a new ISIS-linked terror cell in Uttar Pradesh. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) first came to know of Saifullah from Mudabbir Mushtaq Sheikh, a resident of Maharashtra state. Mudabbir is now facing trial for his alleged role as chief of the Jund-ul-Khalifa-ul-Hind, an organization of Indian jihadists inspired by ISIS.

    It is feared that India may become a soft target in the global jihadist plan of outfits such as al-Qaeda and ISIS, which are not only instigating violence through sleeper modules, but are also attracting educated Muslim youths through the Internet to spread their agenda. Though ISIS has declared its intention to expand its footprint in the subcontinent, it has not managed to make considerable headway in India. However, it is also an undeniable fact that a few of India’s misguided Muslim youth are being swayed by Wahhabist propaganda.

    I suspect by “module” he means “cell”, but despite 172 million unhappy muslims India so far has been spared much of the unpleasantness the rest of us are experiencing.

    The potential messiness is that PM Modi has form from his provincial governor days.

  75. Nick says:

    Anne Aly was falsely accused of refusing to lay a wreath on Ansac Day. She had this to say:

    It’s absolutely disgusting that the very people who are falsely claiming outrage are the same people who are disrespecting Anzac day for their own agenda,” she said.

    She’d never say that of course about Abdel-Magied, of whom the same could be said.

  76. Nick says:

    She also had this to say:

    don’t look at my life through the lens of my religious identity. I don’t look at everything only through the lens of Islam. But people look at me only through that lens and can’t see me as anything else.”

    It would be interesting to see research about how often an MP, elected to represent an electorate in Perth, has spoken in Parliament not about her electorate, but about Islam.

    I wonder where people would get such an idea.

  77. calli says:

    cohenite
    #2365523, posted on April 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    A great interview between Ben Fordham and Tommy Robinson. Robinson is very good, a natural speaker; an important quibble; Tommy thinks the majority of muslims just want to fit in.

    Fordham seemed to think so too. I would love to hear more denouncing from these moderates. And maybe something from apostates.

    It’s a free country. It should be perfectly safe for them to express their views here.

  78. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Further to Des’s report upthread, Waleed may be about to get a pay cut. The SMH version of the story is quite entertaining:

    Ten Network reports $232 million loss, says it’s reliant on shareholder funding

    The future of struggling commercial TV station Ten Network now lies in the hands of the federal government, the Commonwealth Bank, and its billionaire shareholders.

    The company unveiled a shocking loss for the first half of the financial year and warned it must increase a $200 million loan before the end of the year, or could go under.

    Who knew that pandering to lefty millennials who spend most of their waking hours on their phones, not their TV’s, might be a bad business plan? Who thought that trying to compete for eyeballs with the advertisingless ABC would be hard?

    I’m always amused by the TV reviews by the lefties who put together the Weekend Oz Review section. Almost all of the shows recommended are from the ABC, SBS and Ten. None of the shows I’d ever want to watch, being pure crud. Ten is caught between two stools, and I don’t mean the type with legs.

  79. Zyconoclast says:

    Bishop reportedly considering removing YAM from paid role on Council for Australia-Arab Relations.

    What is there to consider?

    Why not go the whole hog and remove the entire council. As Roger points out, we have diplomats to sort out relations with Arab countries.

    And it’s not as if Muslim males from Arab countries will listen to anything the air-head has to say. A complete waste of space and money.

    She has already had her book tour junket from DFAT.

    She will move onto different government handout jobs.

    I’m sure corporate (fascist) Australia will be more than happy to give her lucrative ambassador jobs.

    She has timed her run perfectly. Bring the right colour, gender and religion..

  80. John constantine says:

    The people that can see a fentanyl patch and have to put it jn their mouth and chew it are not going to have memories like elephants.

  81. MsDolittle says:

    It’s a free country. It should be perfectly safe for them to express their views here.

    Should be.

  82. John constantine says:

    Obviously, ten network must relentlessly forge harder left, to outflank their ABC and sbs with pure communism.

  83. Snoopy says:

    My wife has Teh Dumb on. Is the analysis usually this vacuous or is today out of the ordinary.

  84. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Tough buggers.

    Albert the pet crocodile found alive at house fire in Darwin

    A 70-year-old crocodile that survived Cyclone Tracy has again been tested against the elements — this time emerging unscathed from a fire that claimed the home of its owners.

    Emergency crews were called to the property in Fannie Bay just after 10am on Thursday morning and were surprised to find four-metre-long Albert in a pen at the back of the property.

    I like Top Enders’ style. Why would you want a slavering pit bull when you could have a 4 metre crocodile as a pet? I wonder how many burglars he’s eaten?

  85. Snoopy says:

    Who is the deadshit with the pink tie?

  86. JC says:

    Now this is ridiculous.

    Okay, the teacher should be booted for having sex with a student, but under-aged at 18? Also the teacher and her husband are seriously freaking weird, but jail time? Come on.

    A female high school teacher in Ohio is facing jail time together with her husband after she had sex with a student.

    Jessica Storer, 28, had sex with one of her students from Pandora-Gilboa High School in Ohio after her husband Derrick, 33, gave alcohol to him, a court heard.

    The incident occurred the morning after the pair invited the 18-year-old student and other teenagers into their house. Prosecutor Lilly Shun told the court: “Mrs. Storer engaged in sexual intercourse with the student while he was still under the influence of alcohol.”

    The woman claimed the 18-year-old teenager wasn’t intoxicated, but the prosecutor disagreed, saying the student was drunk.

    “I was engaged in sexual conduct with an 18-year-old student,” the accused woman said after Judge Randall Basinger asked her what happened that day.

  87. cohenite says:

    calli

    #2365538, posted on April 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    cohenite
    #2365523, posted on April 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    A great interview between Ben Fordham and Tommy Robinson. Robinson is very good, a natural speaker; an important quibble; Tommy thinks the majority of muslims just want to fit in.

    Fordham seemed to think so too. I would love to hear more denouncing from these moderates. And maybe something from apostates.

    It’s a free country. It should be perfectly safe for them to express their views here.

    Professor Clive Kessler, emeritus professor of sociology at the UNI of NSW and one of the World’s leading experts on islam estimates 15% of muslims are modernised and support Western values, in other words they are apostates; another 15% are either violent or supporting violent jihad against the West; the remaining 70% are peaceful but share the aim of the violent 15% which is to introduce sharia values:

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/terror/deradicalisation-of-militant-muslims-not-a-viable-option/news-story/2d4d2d31df9dcbdeef8bc43f1f8d611b

    Among Muslims worldwide today, about 10 to 15 per cent, it may be suggested, are modernist, reform-minded and democratic; perhaps another 10 to 15 per cent are militant, radical, extreme and potentially active in violent forms.

    Between these two clusters, the 70 per cent in the middle represent what may be called conventional or quasi-traditional Islam.

    The question is: what is the relation of the views of the radical extreme to those of the centrist mainstream? Are they opposed, a deviationist breakaway, or are they basically identical, or at least complementary?

    It would be reassuring if things were otherwise, but the basic facts are clear. Like the radical fringe or fundamentalist extreme, the Muslim mainstream adheres to, through explicit affirmation or by unreflecting habitual assent, the same underlying propositions that constitute the radical and militant world view. Like that of the militants, their Islam, or view of it, is basically supersessionist.

    The West is at war with islam. To think otherwise is delusional. Islam either reforms and leaves the political sphere or the war will become even more bloody. The only freedom muslims should have is to denounce the 85% of muslims who are against Western values.

  88. Snoopy says:

    According to Mr pink tie, landlords don’t want long-term tenants because negative gearing. Landlords love having property vacant for a couple of weeks every year and paying estate agents a month’s rent to find a tenant plus paying the advertising costs.

  89. Baldrick says:

    A female high school teacher in Ohio is facing jail time together with her husband after she had sex with a student.

    If she’d lived in France she would’ve become the First Lady.

  90. MsDolittle says:

    what real physicians do when confronted with these worthless reports by patients who are understandably alarmed by the results. How do you tell a patient who has just shelled out $275 for breast thermography (and who may have shelled out even more for dietary supplements presumably indicated by the report) that she’s just wasted her money without alienating the patient?

    Real physicians charge them $500.

  91. Nick says:

    If she’d lived in France she would’ve become the First Lady.

    Too true.

  92. JC says:

    Fake news era. Now fake mud -jeans for $425.

    Yours at Nordstrom..

    The jeans actually come looking like that. Presumably, that’s why they are so expensive. From the product description:

    Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.

    They say politics is downstream of culture. Maybe virtually everyone involved in politics is fake because they are the product of a society that seems to venerate fakeness as an end in itself.

  93. JC says:

    Yea, the 18 year old dude is a … victim.. of this woman’s sexual “exploitation”.

    Don’t you all just feel sorry for him. My heart goes out to him.

  94. areff says:

    nota: notice there’s not a Christian on the board. Also, there are only seven current members, although it is constituted for 12.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if our PM filled a few of those open slots by appointing a Copt or two.

    Interesting, too, that Islam’s chocolate soldierette gets around $500 per diem for attending the meetings, plus travel costs. I checked the Remuneration tribunal’s and she’s apparently a category 2, which Des of the Desk would know more about that I.

  95. Empire GTHO Phase III says:

    The dude was 18 – what’s the problem?

  96. MsDolittle says:

    Uber driver who saved the day for an American couple who were stranded in Auckland due to the cyclone. They needed to get to Wellington for a business trip, and the flights were cancelled. So he drove all night and they made their meeting. Uber Hero! Soon after, a bevy of control freaks started tweeting about how the ride was likely illegal due to maximum shift duration rules. NZTA has been looking for ways to knife Uber, so they got in on it too…..if the jetlagged couple had rented a car and driven all night, on the wrong side of the road, knowing nothing about NZ driving conditions, it would have been far riskier – but totally legal.
    Those “driving conditions” include burning your eyes out looking at those mountains.

  97. Mark A says:

    caught a scene in passing on ch9 about an airplane making an emergency landing due to undercarriage failure, looked like a Cessna but not sure.

    Did the pilot ever heard of what the elevator does?
    He let the plane settle on its nose for no good reason too early.
    Watch it and tell me what you think.

  98. Tailgunner says:

    172 million unhappy muslims India so far has been spared much of the unpleasantness the rest of us are experiencing.

    No Insta likes for brown Islamic Brandenburger attack victims.
    The Hindus are red pilled about followers of pedestrian Lucifer.
    Mumbai was always a suicide mission. The poor dude that survived! He’s doin’ Hard Time now. Is he still alive??

  99. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The dude was 18 – what’s the problem?

    If the sexes were reversed the ululation of frightbats would be earsplitting and the (male) teacher would get at least ten years in the slammer.

    So she has to be hammered, somewhat, to avoid frightbats looking hypocritical.

  100. thefrolickingmole says:

    If only shithouse opinion writers were a non renewable resource…

    Australia needs more feisty outspoken people like Yassmin Abdel-Magied
    David Stephens

    He spends a few hundred words denouncing “Anzackery” which evidently means anything other than open borders and the usual “what about the wimmins”.

    Then after decrying it he wraps his foul are effluence by wrapping his argument up in…Anzackery.

    It’s a shame that Abdel-Magied withdrew her remarks and apologised. We need more feisty, outspoken people like her, not fewer. The families of soldiers who died in the Great Warfirst world war received from a grateful King George V a medallion (known as “the King’s Penny” or “the Dead Man’s Penny”) which carried the words, “He Died for Freedom and Honour.” In Australia, 100 years on, that freedom should include the freedom to have – and express – awkward views.

  101. Yea, the 18 year old dude is a … victim.. of this woman’s sexual “exploitation”.

    Don’t you all just feel sorry for him. My heart goes out to him.

    Scarred for life.

  102. Tailgunner says:

    Fake news era. Now fake mud -jeans for $425.

    Fake it til you make it.
    Monetize.
    Profit.
    The cyber Generation (cG) are fucked.
    Wal-E is a documentary.

  103. MsDolittle says:

    The dude was 18 – what’s the problem?

    There was a breach of trust in the sacred relationship between teacher and pupil therefore attribution of blame depends entirely on who was on top.

  104. Cary says:

    Fentanyl is used for cancer pain, e.g. bone cancer. It is quick acting and lasts about 2 hours. Its use is heavily monitored though in palliative care and the typical prescribed dose is nowhere near as potent as the variant mentioned above. That can be an effective suicide drug, like Nembutal, it is that strong.

  105. Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.

    Sounds like they are custom made for girgles and monstie, would complement the incessant virtue signalling nicely.

  106. testpattern says:

    ‘Clive Kessler’

    Clive Cussler is not an authority on islam and would be laughed at if he ever tried to claim such a status. He’s laughed at anyway. Cussler made his name studying Malaysian anthropology. His students no longer listen to him and he’s a frustrated man with an axe to grind.

  107. JC says:

    This amounts to property seizure.

    Lets understand this properly. Gas exporters were enticed to Australia to spend lots of money at the top of the commodity boom. As a result of getting in at top, these firms are forced to write off billions of investment dollars because the bottom has fallen out of the gas market due to fracking going on around the world.

    While the world appears to be floating on gas, Australia’s domestic market has developed a shortage due to government interference.

    Energy firms warned the government the change to world parity pricing would likely mean domestic prices for gas would go up. This was basically ignored as the minister at the time didn’t understand.

    The government is now pushing these exporters to supply Australia at subsidized rates for gas.

    This place is verging on Venezuela.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/gas-price-to-halve-malcolm-turnbull-vows-to-manufacturers/news-story/6ac64f7d6bb54ebe48ab9fb6c6c34322

  108. rickw says:

    Sounds like they are custom made for girgles and monstie, would complement the incessant virtue signalling nicely.

    My guess is they don’t supply in monsters waist to leg length ratio. (Waist about 2X leg length)

  109. MsDolittle says:

    Now fake mud -jeans for $425.

    Doc has been invited to the Victorian Governor’s for morning tea, coincidently on his birthday. I told him to wear his virtue signalling turban but he is fixated on those duds. Perhaps he can wear both.. more is more and less is a bore.

  110. egg_ says:

    My wife has Teh Dumb on. Is the analysis usually this vacuous or is today out of the ordinary.

    According to Mr pink tie, landlords don’t want long-term tenants because negative gearing. Landlords love having property vacant for a couple of weeks every year and paying estate agents a month’s rent to find a tenant plus paying the advertising costs.

    Tonight on The Drum: Ellen Fanning is joined by senior writer at the Sydney Morning Herald Deborah Snow, Economics Editor at The Age Peter Marti(a)n and Australian Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell.

  111. Tailgunner says:

    If the sexes were reversed the ululation of frightbats would be earsplitting and the (male) teacher would get at least ten years in the slammer.

    A virile grown man wanting to fuck a nubile young woman is verboten.
    Darwin was wrong. Evolution has been debunked by SJW’s.
    #march4science

  112. rickw says:

    This place is verging on Venezuela.

    It is Venezuela, sans hot Latino women. They will nationalise the gas assets next.

  113. If there’s screaming and yelling, I want to watch it.

    Anything short of scratchicuffs and I’m not interested.

  114. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Mumbai was always a suicide mission.

    Debatable to call that a muzzo attack. More accurately a Paki paramilitary attack. Took place not that long after the Kargil invasion.

  115. egg_ says:

    “what about the wimmins”.

    Who lost their husbands and fathers?

  116. Tailgunner says:

    ‘Clive Kessler’

    Leo Kessler was one of my fave authors as a kid!
    Thanks for the memories, TP.
    Good stuff!

  117. egg_ says:

    Now fake mud -jeans for $425.

    Sorry, read that as ‘fake nude jeans’ – do they have a rubber schlong hanging out?

  118. Mark A says:

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2365591, posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Mumbai was always a suicide mission.

    Debatable to call that a muzzo attack. More accurately a Paki paramilitary attack. Took place not that long after the Kargil invasion.

    This, I never heard of and I thought I kept up with the news.

    Is there a chance of world peace?

  119. rickw says:

    The West is at war with islam. To think otherwise is delusional. Islam either reforms and leaves the political sphere or the war will become even more bloody. The only freedom muslims should have is to denounce the 85% of muslims who are against Western values.

    Factually incorrect, 99% of muslims are against western values otherwise they would leave the worlds shittiest religion, the other 1% don’t leave because they will be hunted down and killed for it, eg. the Saudi girl intercepted by relatives at Manila airport.

  120. Roger says:

    Mark Latham visits Fairfield

    With several interpreters?

  121. Snoopy says:

    This amounts to property seizure.
    Lets understand this properly.

    Santos was slandered tonight on Teh Drum. The Santos which has been trying for six (6) years to get approval for the Narrabri – Pilliga gas project which covers thousands of hectares of rubbish goanna country.

  122. Snoopy says:

    Economics Editor at The Age Peter Marti(a)n

    Thanks egg. What a pillock.

  123. Gab says:

    Mark Latham visits Fairfield

    Did the infidel make it out with his head intact?

  124. The dude was 18 – what’s the problem?

    Teacher-student. Not allowed.
    If the 27 yo single schoolteacher bloke next door to me goes to Brisbane for a night on the tiles and gets it on with some 48yo boiler who it turns out is a pupil at the Adult Education School in Mt. Gravatt, then he is in breach so many ways I can’t count – not least for nailing a “client” of Education Queensland.

    Rev will know more about this.

  125. My guess is they don’t supply in monsters waist to leg length ratio. (Waist about 2X leg length)

    Girgles would need the arseless variation.

  126. Top Ender says:

    A 70-year-old crocodile that survived Cyclone Tracy has again been tested against the elements — this time emerging unscathed from a fire that claimed the home of its owners.

    (proudly) I fed that croc 30 years ago when researching the shipwrecks around Darwin.

    Interview was with George Haritos…he was wrecked a few times, and owned some small ships. At the end of the i/v, being old and tired, he asked me to feed the croc from the fridge downstairs, with a whole dead chook.

  127. Roger says:

    Australia needs more feisty outspoken people like Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    I think he’ll find most people don’t object to YAM’s right to express her opinions, odious though they may be.

    What they object to is that she does so from a public platform provided by the tax payer (would anyone be interested in her views if she wasn’t an ABC sponsored celebrity?).

  128. Et tu HuffPo?

    Obama’s $400,000 Wall Street Speech Is Completely In Character

    Obama’s Wall Street payday will confirm for many what they have long suspected: that the Democratic Party is managed by out-of-touch elites who do not understand or care about the concerns of ordinary Americans. It’s hard to fault those who come to this conclusion.

  129. Baldrick says:

    In Australia, 100 years on, that freedom should include the freedom to have – and express – awkward views.

    Yassmin Abdul-Magoo is free to express whatever awkward opinion she wants. Still doesn’t mean it’s the right awkward opinion.

  130. . says:

    Salvatore at the Pub
    #2365605, posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm
    The dude was 18 – what’s the problem?

    Teacher-student. Not allowed.
    If the 27 yo single schoolteacher bloke next door to me goes to Brisbane for a night on the tiles and gets it on with some 48yo boiler who it turns out is a pupil at the Adult Education School in Mt. Gravatt, then he is in breach so many ways I can’t count – not least for nailing a “client” of Education Queensland.

    Rev will know more about this.

    Bad law. Too many bad laws!

  131. . says:

    JC
    #2365583, posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm
    This amounts to property seizure.

    You know what that means. Bring on the court challenge.

  132. . says:

    If she’d lived in France she would’ve become the First Lady.

    Well played sir.

  133. egg_ says:

    Australia needs more feisty outspoken people like Yassmin Abdel-Magied Mark Latham..

    Oh, wait…

  134. Zatara says:

    The dude was 18 – what’s the problem?

    If the dude was a female the story would have read:

    “High school teacher lures student home, gets her intoxicated and sexually molests her.”

    Hey! Teacher, leave those kids alone.

  135. Baldrick says:

    Doomlord now on Bolt, looking pretty schmick.

  136. hzhousewife says:

    Sinc on Boly right now

  137. Snoopy says:

    Apparently crystal meth (ice) is now a more common factor than alcohol in Queensland child safety interventions. Will anyone bother to question the impact excessive excise taxes on alcohol has?

  138. hzhousewife says:

    BOLT (we son need an edit fucntion !)

  139. egg_ says:

    Clam says to YAM – ride my pony

  140. MsDolittle says:

    Who is that hansom fella on Bolt?

  141. . says:

    Scott Morrison has a big idea on how to fix the budget deficit.
    Re-define debt.

    Oh god. The Liberals just don’t give a shit an anymore.

  142. . says:

    You’re not going to believe this, but the loopy and astroturfed “student” newspaper, “The New Daily” actually wrote a reasonable article about our national yam.

  143. . says:

    JC
    #2365190, posted on April 27, 2017 at 11:02 am
    I’d like to see Monty in Real Housewives of Melbourne.

    I think he did a few cameos.

    Artiste and I were the ones who introduced Melbourne program to the Cat as a quality program…. I think.

    Credit where it is due. It was me!

  144. . says:

    Delta A
    #2365133, posted on April 27, 2017 at 9:48 am
    We infantilise our adults while systematically destroying childhood.

    Liberty quote.

    Great stuff. It really ought to be a liberty quote.

  145. cohenite says:

    testpattern

    #2365582, posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    ‘Clive Kessler’

    Clive Cussler is not an authority on islam and would be laughed at if he ever tried to claim such a status. He’s laughed at anyway. Cussler made his name studying Malaysian anthropology. His students no longer listen to him and he’s a frustrated man with an axe to grind.

    That’s stupid.

  146. The anti-Trump “#Resistance” has become a movement to defend the Democratic establishment’s pro-war policies, to purge anti-war Democrats, and even to embrace Donald Trump’s attack on Syria, reports James W Carden.

  147. Libby Zee says:

    Scott Morrison has a big idea on how to fix the budget deficit.
    Re-define debt.

    There is no need to re-define debt. Debt should be restricted to borrowings for capital expenditure purposes only. The debt that recent governments have allowed to accrue for recurrent expenditure purposes should be eliminated.

  148. OneWorldGovernment says:

    areff
    #2365566, posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    nota: notice there’s not a Christian on the board. Also, there are only seven current members, although it is constituted for 12.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if our PM filled a few of those open slots by appointing a Copt or two.

    Interesting, too, that Islam’s chocolate soldierette gets around $500 per diem for attending the meetings, plus travel costs. I checked the Remuneration tribunal’s and she’s apparently a category 2, which Des of the Desk would know more about that I.

    When the islam/muslim shit are told no-one likes them they get agro.

  149. OneWorldGovernment says:

    splatter pattern

    Can’t you work out what I said in Cebuano.

    You are an idiot.

    F*k off and take your lithium medication for your schizophrenia.

  150. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Is there a chance of world peace?

    Mark – Ha! Good joke.

    You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

    Given the muzzos are religiously required to conquer everyone I suspect there will be no peace while humanity exists on this planet.

  151. Baldrick says:

    Of all the low-down troll scum, in all the blogs, in all the interwebs, we get the boring hermaphrodite from Trollsylvania.

  152. Siltstone says:

    Sinc on Boly right now
    Did Sinc say how close the Potentially Great PM was to his Potential Greatness?

  153. ‘This is ABSURD!’ Stony-faced MEPs look on aghast as Hungary PM gives them both barrels

    HUNGARIAN prime minister Viktor Orban this afternoon gave eurocrats and MEPs an extraordinary verbal battering as he let rip over the bloc’s “absurd” meddling in his country’s internal affairs.

  154. Gab says:

    HUNGARIAN prime minister Viktor Orban this afternoon gave eurocrats and MEPs an extraordinary verbal battering as he let rip over the bloc’s “absurd” meddling in his country’s internal affairs.

    May God protect him and the Polish PM.

  155. Calli;

    Fordham seemed to think so too. I would love to hear more denouncing from these moderates. And maybe something from apostates.

    It’s a free country. It should be perfectly safe for them to express their views here.

    They’re incapable of expressing their views for the same reason I don’t bring The Baltimore & Ohio Marching Band on a pig shoot.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    he asked me to feed the croc from the fridge downstairs, with a whole dead chook.

    TE – Respect sir. Not often we here at the Cat OT have actual newsworthy people in our midst.
    NT News will be on the line shortly for a nail-biting piece about your day of terror.
    Albert has gone through quite a few chooks in his time, I suspect. And burglars.
    😀

  157. Des Deskperson says:

    Further to One World Government’s query above at 2.33 pm:

    As explained earlier, the Government could introduce a policy requiring all APS agency heads to renegotiate their agency Enterprise Agreements (EAs) to include a 5 per cent cut in wages and conditions.

    This would, of course, meet a great deal of opposition from unions, politicians, SJWs and the left in general. The ILO and other international labour organisations might also be roped in to apply pressure. It would require a very high level of political will to push on with such a cut.

    Eventually, any such initiative, agreed or not by parties, would have to go to the Fair Work Commission, under Australian industrial relations law, for either certification or arbitration. Since the mid-eighties, the APS has come under the same IR framework as other sectors of industry.

    As I understand it, the FWC could certify an EA that involved a reduction in wages and conditions provided that the employees would still be better off overall (the BOOT test, mandated in the FWA Act ) than the minimum standard for wages and conditions set out in the Awards framework that sets minimum awards and conditions.

    I assume that APS wages and conditions could be cut by 5% and still pass the BOOT test. There is also provision on the FWA Act for the BOOT test to be set aside if it is in the public interest.

    So a 5% cut is, prima facie, achievable, but it would involve a long haul. Other Cats who know the IR system better than me might want to comment on/add to /correct the above.

    There may also be APS conditions – maternity leave is certainly one – that are mandated in separate legislation and that would need Parliamentary agreement to change.

  158. Delta A says:

    Great stuff. It really ought to be a liberty quote.

    Kudos to calli.

  159. Empire GTHO Phase III says:

    Teacher-student. Not allowed.
    If the 27 yo single schoolteacher bloke next door to me goes to Brisbane for a night on the tiles and gets it on with some 48yo boiler who it turns out is a pupil at the Adult Education School in Mt. Gravatt, then he is in breach so many ways I can’t count – not least for nailing a “client” of Education Queensland.

    I seduced my Italian teacher. She’s my spouse now. Other than falling for my charms, I can’t see what she did wrong.

  160. calli says:

    The dude was 18 – what’s the problem?

    Less about the beast with two backs and more about plying an underage person (US) with demon drink.

    We live in degenerate days.

  161. calli says:

    Thanks, Delta. It owes a lot to Lewis and his thoughts about “men without chests”.

  162. NSW Police will form a new unit aimed at identifying and investigating people who could be vulnerable to radicalisation by terrorism groups.
    New commissioner Mick Fuller will announce the Fixated Persons Investigations Unit, comprising 15 detectives and mental health experts, later on Wednesday.
    While the link between mental health and terrorism is controversial, Mr Fuller told The Australian “we’ve got to be courageous enough to say some of these people have got significant mental health issues.”

  163. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    If anyone thinks a 4m croc is ho hum, early Anzac Day some guy caught a 4m bull shark off Swansea. Which caused a nice crapfight between the Greens and the fishers.

    Bull shark snared off Swansea

    It’s effing enormous!

  164. Delta A says:


    “we’ve got to be courageous enough to say some of these people have got significant mental health issues.”

    “…and it means that (phew!) we don’t have to mention the I word.”

  165. Baldrick says:

    Via The Guardian:

    Remembering fallen war heroes is insincere if it excludes those suffering today
    Yassmin Abdel-Magied does not deserve nastiness – many Muslim Australians know the tragedy of war better than anyone.
    War is inglorious and shameful, and it marches on still. In Australia, we are so lucky to live in peace. So many others are not so lucky as us. Those in Manus. Nauru. Syria. Palestine. Afghanistan. Burma. Yemen.
    Yassmin Abdel-Magied does not deserve nastiness. Her own words were not unkind. Many Muslim Australians know the tragedy of war better than anyone. Remembering the casualties of war – those serving our country and those suffering still – should be part of Anzac Day.
    Lest we forget.

  166. Gab says:

    While the link between mental health and terrorism is controversial, Mr Fuller told The Australian “we’ve got to be courageous enough to say some of these people have got significant mental health issues.”

    He forgot to label them “lone wolves”.

  167. Empire GTHO Phase III says:

    The EU is progressing nicely towards collapse. I commend Poland and Hungary for their testicular fortitude.

    Looks like even Germany is getting tetchy with Brussels.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/europes-current-economy/does-schauble-want-draghi-to-exit-the-stage-once-for-all/

  168. Many Muslim Australians know the tragedy of war better than anyone

    48′ Nakba…

  169. feelthebern says:

    Nick, I reckon the trolling of Anne Aly has been David Thorne-esque.
    Simply outstanding.
    She started to lose her shit.

  170. . says:

    A 4 m bull shark would have to be a near record. Well done “Ben”.

  171. OneWorldGovernment says:

    Des Deskperson
    #2365644, posted on April 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Further to One World Government’s query above at 2.33 pm:

    Thank you Des Deskperson.

    You confirmed my thoughts.

    The reason I asked was because of the last time we had a horrible recession the bloke from the Bank of England was invited out and he said cut pay back.

    It’s going to be interesting.

    Including when CFMEU types are tapped a couple of times.

    Unionistas are board members of the Super Funds that prop up windmills and all that boondogle.

  172. testpattern says:

    ’70 year old croc that survived c.tracy’

    There were at least two. Ningle H and John Hicks both had one.

  173. john constantine says:

    GDY geodynamics has renamed itself renu.

    Just had a look at them to renu my disgust, and see that the last business they bought for cash is generating less income than the board gets paid to run the show, let alone cover employee costs.

    All they have is a pile of cash and a hope chest of ruinable investment.

    The value of the ruinables is shown by the fact that they just raised money by selling more shares at below cash backing, with zero value for the ruinables.

  174. MsDolittle says:

    I seduced my Italian teacher.

    So many Cats are polyglots.

  175. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    A good night for the libertarian contingent tonight on Bolt. Our own Doomlord and now John Roskam from the IPA. Good to see some economic sense rammed home, we both think watching here at Villa Chaos.

    Davidson is your guy, isn’t he? asks Hairy. He’s our Doomlord, I say with proper respect. 🙂

  176. MsDolittle says:

    libertarian contingent tonight on Bolt.
    Not too shabby.

  177. calli says:

    Davidson is your guy, isn’t he? asks Hairy. He’s our Doomlord, I say with proper respect. 🙂

    But was he wearing a nice tie with a proper knot?

  178. . says:

    He’s a bald fascist gnome but he’s our bald fascist gone.

  179. Roger says:

    I haven’t checked recently, but [DFAT] used to have both the highest percentage of Senior Executive Service Employees among its staff of any APS agency and the highest overall number of SES,

    I’m on to it, Des.

    Drafting a memo to Scott as we speak.

    After all, one mustn’t pay for groceries with the credit card.

  180. testpattern says:

    ‘That’s stupid’

    That’s cussler for you. He was blindsided on his own patch by the rise of JI and made the wrong call, been trying to cover up for his error ever since with bluster. He wasn’t the only one.

  181. Baldrick says:

    But was he wearing a nice tie with a proper knot?

    But no double-breasted suit.
    Sad.

  182. Gab says:

    Evil bald fascist gnome, Dor.

  183. Hydra says:

    Public service wages should be limited on average to 80% of average private sector earnings.

  184. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    GDY geodynamics has renamed itself renu

    Anyone ask their patron saint, Flannery the Not Especially Accurate, what he thinks of the new moniker?

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    48′ Nakba…

    And the majority of those Palestinians, who left their homes voluntarily, and who were assured by Radio Cairo broadcasts that they could return when the invading armies of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq had “swept the Joos into the sea?”

  186. Hydra says:

    After all, one mustn’t pay for groceries with the credit card.

    How else does one pay for groceries when they get paid monthly?

  187. Empire GTHO Phase III says:

    So many Cats are polyglots.

    I never mastered the language. The lessons served their purpose.

    Mio Italiano è merda.

  188. Bruce in WA says:

    I seduced my Italian teacher.

    Hmmmm … I seduced the Home Ec teacher.

    Of course, I was teaching at the same school at the time 😀

  189. cohenite says:

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #2365651, posted on April 27, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    If anyone thinks a 4m croc is ho hum, early Anzac Day some guy caught a 4m bull shark off Swansea. Which caused a nice crapfight between the Greens and the fishers.

    Bull shark snared off Swansea

    It’s effing enormous!

    That’s a nasty beast; unless there’s a quid in it (ie eco tourism and by that I mean throwing greenies into shark waters and charging people to watch) I think sharks should be shot on sight. I love it when brainless idiots opine after some poor wretch has been bitten in half while going about their business that it’s the shark’s territory.

  190. Was the Doomlord stroking a fluffy white pussy?
    Stimpy wants to know.
    Oh, and photos, if available…

  191. Tel says:

    Looks like even Germany is getting tetchy with Brussels.

    Don’t worry about Wolfgang Schäuble, he hates everybody.

    Last living example of the Protestant work ethic if I’m not wrong.

  192. And the majority of those Palestinians,Arabs who left their homes voluntarily, and who were assured by Radio Cairo broadcasts that they could return when the invading armies of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq had “swept the Joos into the sea?”

    Is fixed! Is good!

  193. Steve tickler says:

    Herd of Stampeding Wild Boars Kills Three Islamic State Jihadists.
    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/04/26/herd-of-stampeding-wild-boars-kills-three-islamic-state-jihadists/

    If true?

    Hahahahahahhaaaaa

  194. cynical1 says:

    War is inglorious and shameful, and it marches on still. In Australia, we are so lucky to live in peace.

    These people are fucking disgusting morally bankrupt shitbags.

    We are not “lucky”.

    We live in peace because some did what had to be done.

    Shameful is making excuses for being a fucking coward.

    And on the backs of those who were heroes.

    If there’s anything “shameful”, it’s writing that shit.

    “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm”. George Orwell

    “How do you like rimming”?
    Guardian writer on a date…

  195. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Is fixed! Is good!

    It’s also worthy of note that a different method is used to define “refugees” from that conflict, then is used to define refugees of any other conflict.

  196. Des Deskperson says:

    ‘I checked the Remuneration tribunal’s and she’s apparently a category 2, which Des of the Desk would know more about that I.’

    Areff, Tier 2 is business class, both within Australia and internationally.

  197. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    And the majority of those Palestinians, who left their homes voluntarily, and who were assured by Radio Cairo broadcasts that they could return when the invading armies of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq had “swept the Joos into the sea?”

    Which they are still hoping for, and demonstrated in support of just last Saturday.

  198. Delta A says:

    “men without chests”.

    Men’s chests are hugely undervalued these days.

    I remember as a child cuddling up to my father’s chest, confident that, despite his snoring, he would defeat the meanest dragon on earth to protect me.

    My adolescent brothers readily offered their chests when, heartbroken that my 12 year neighbour didn’t return my schoolgirl’s adoration of him, I needed someone to mop up my dramatic tears.

    And for 50 years my best man has been there when I needed a solid wall to lean against, his chest a veritable rock in times of trouble.

    I look at chests decorated in medals and nod in agreement: that’s exactly the place where they should be.

  199. john constantine says:

    The amusing little line in gdy/renu last quarterly was the mention that they were propped up by a federal govvie near 4 million grant.

    These grants are widespread for reimbursing nation building spending, but all gdy/renu are doing is bonfiring cash and generating lifestyle jobs for the crew.

  200. jupes says:

    NSW Police will form a new unit aimed at identifying and investigating people who could be vulnerable to radicalisation by terrorism groups.

    FMD how hard is it to identify a Muslim.

    New commissioner Mick Fuller will announce the Fixated Persons Investigations Unit, comprising 15 detectives and mental health experts, later on Wednesday.
    While the link between mental health and terrorism is controversial, Mr Fuller told The Australian “we’ve got to be courageous enough to say some of these people have got significant mental health issues.”

    Every single terrorist in Australia – both convicted and ‘potential’ – is a Muslim. Stop looking for reasons not to face this most obvious fact you gutless bastard. Otherwise you may as well leave Burns in charge of the counter terrorism unit.

    FMD on the one hand we have Beyond Blue and their ilk telling us that mental illness shouldn’t carry a stigma, then on the other you have idiots like Fuller blaming mental illness for terrorism.

  201. testpattern says:

    ‘Bull shark’

    Winemaker blass’ son is a shark fisherman in sa, wouldn’t do anything else. Shark n wine was the idea. Sounds fucking horrible. Good photos though.

  202. Shy Ted says:

    Channel Nine showing the Rugby League and once again there are no women in either team. If that isn’t racism, homophobia or the other one I don’t know what is. Broncos 10 Panthers 0. So Panthers have more girls in their team.

  203. Gab says:

    We live in peace because some did what had to be done.

    You know the “argument” against that? “What did a war half a world away have to do with peace in Australia?” yadda yadda. Let’s face it, the left exhibits no signs of intelligence.

  204. Infidel Tiger says:

    NSW Police will form a new unit aimed at identifying and investigating people who could be vulnerable to radicalisation by terrorism groups.

    Take the names of everyone leaving or entering a mosque , you thick xunts.

  205. Makka says:

    Nice summary , Ted.

  206. . says:

    You’d think, ipso facto, that a bald fascist gnome would be evil.

  207. Gab says:

    Just quoting his twitter descriptor, Dot.

  208. Makka says:

    16-0 Broncs now.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The amusing little line in gdy/renu last quarterly was the mention that they were propped up by a federal govvie near 4 million grant.

    A couple recessions ago the mining minnows rebadged themselves as adult entertainment vendors. A mining minnow would be prepared to do a lot of kinky stuff for a $4 million government grant.

    If they had to exist in the real world GDY would’ve rebadged as Hot Rocks NL and bought an establishment in Hay St Kalgoorlie.

  210. jupes says:

    Bolta told the Doomlord he reads the Cat every day.

  211. John constantine says:

    The point of their yarragrad funding a new vicpol unit is to prove up a whole convoy of terrorist arrest of obsolete and deplorable Australians that disrespect Manon Andrew’s and are unsound on diversity issues.

    Death sentence for being terrorist enough to be careless with bacon.

  212. Gab says:

    Bolta told the Doomlord he reads the Cat every day.

    I very much doubt he reads the open forums though.

  213. Pickles says:

    Promising doco on Evel Kenevel on SBS viceland.

  214. egg_ says:

    Was the Doomlord stroking a fluffy white pussy?

    Mr Bigglesworth?

  215. President Trump is considering breaking up the 9th Circuit Court after a federal district court judge in its jurisdiction blocked his order to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities.”

    In a Wednesday interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump said “there are many people who want to break up the 9th Circuit. It’s outrageous.”

    In the interview, Trump accused liberals of “judge-shopping” for a court that would strike down his executive order.

  216. jupes says:

    FMD on the one hand we have Beyond Blue and their ilk telling us that mental illness shouldn’t carry a stigma, then on the other you have idiots like Fuller blaming mental illness for terrorism.

    Which reminds me. At the dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance, the first speaker said (paraphrasing) that every veteran has mental health problems. Then the next speaker told us to employ veterans because they make such good workers.

    So if I’m getting the messages right from those two and Mick Fuller, then we should employ veterans who will work hard even though they are loons and are “vulnerable to radicalisation by terrorism groups.”

    Sounds like a bargain. Where do I go to sign them up?

  217. Leigh Lowe says:

    Sinc on Boly right now

    Two days after the Bombers epic victory and he’s still on the Bollinger?
    Steady on.
    They’re still only Potentially Great.

  218. DrBeauGan says:

    Bolta told the Doomlord he reads the Cat every day.

    He’s a slow learner then.

  219. H B Bear says:

    Bolta told the Doomlord he reads the Cat every day.

    How much does he understand?

  220. H B Bear says:

    Economics Editor at The Age Peter Marti(a)n

    Makes you long for the good old days of Gittins and Our Jessica. For a real vomit-fest you should try listening to the ALPBC’s latest recruit Phil Clark, who somehow manages to be both sanctimonious and ignorant, pontificating on “economics” with this bozo. I usually manage a full 10 seconds before I can reach the ‘Off” switch.

  221. rickw says:

    In Australia, we are so lucky to live in peace. So many others are not so lucky as us. Those in Manus. Nauru. Syria. Palestine. Afghanistan. Burma. Yemen.

    They’ve fucked their own countries, fucked their first safe haven, and when they arrive in Australia, they set about fucking it.

    Might they themselves actually be the fucking problem?

  222. Bruce in WA says:

    Men’s chests are hugely undervalued these days.

    I remember as a child cuddling up to my father’s chest, confident that, despite his snoring, he would defeat the meanest dragon on earth to protect me.

    My adolescent brothers readily offered their chests when, heartbroken that my 12 year neighbour didn’t return my schoolgirl’s adoration of him, I needed someone to mop up my dramatic tears.

    And for 50 years my best man has been there when I needed a solid wall to lean against, his chest a veritable rock in times of trouble.

    I look at chests decorated in medals and nod in agreement: that’s exactly the place where they should be.

    Made my vision a bit blurry, Delta. Thank you. They say the tallest place in the world is on your father’s shoulders.

  223. calli says:

    Bolta told the Doomlord he reads the Cat every day.

    At least he gets to see what freedom looks like. It’s flawed, but it’s better than the alternative.

  224. Rabz says:

    What is it with the apppalling levels of “service” we are increasingly expected to tolerate in this absolute joke of a country? Since the sale of my ZP house on Monday (about the only thing that has gone right since the move), the following has happened:

    – Telstra sent me a wireless modem that couldn’t be installed (i.e. no socket in the house)

    – Foxtel arrived and installed a brand new and subsequently defective IQ box (although they did at least manage to successfully set up the wireless modem) – new box will take at least a week to arrive

    – The settlement of my Sydney property fell through today because the bloody bank’s staggeringly lazy and incompetent solicitors turned up at settlement with insufficient and incorrect documentation (despite knowing for at least four weeks what was required on the day) – it’s been rescheduled for tomorrow and will no doubt fall through again

    – A letter has arrived from Telstra saying they will need to “upgrade” my (hopefully soon to be) home’s “infrastructure” to install a landline I neither need nor want, but are currently being slugged for

    – A subsequent letter has arrived from Telstra informing me that the landline is unlikely to be installed for a significant period of time

    – A letter has arrived from Optus which quite frankly I’m not game to open – they also recently jacked up the cost of my private mobile without bothering to inform me in advance

    – I have to transfer the car rego tomorrow (the ZP rego expires on Saturday) at the frigging RTA and despite having obtained a blue slip today, I have a feeling there will be some ridiculous bureaucratic stuff up tomorrow that will prevent me either obtaining a green slip, NSW registration or new plates – couldn’t get my old standard plates back with my initials because they have subsequently been decreed to be “personalised” incurring an annual fee of $110

    You might think these could be dismissed as mere first world problems, but they strike me as emblematic of the decline in our society. Third world mediocrity, here we come.

    What a pack of arseholes.

  225. rickw says:

    New commissioner Mick Fuller will announce the Fixated Persons Investigations Unit, comprising 15 detectives and mental health experts, later on Wednesday.

    Based on this description, sounds like a task force designed to take out Cat regulars!

  226. Boambee John says:

    OWG at 1949

    An alternative approach would be for government to instruct departments and agencies to restrict wage growth to zero. New agreements doing this could be put to staff, and would be rejected.

    Unless the matter went to arbitration, existing agreements would (I understand – Des??) continue to apply, effectively hoding increases to zero.

    TA tried to restrict PS wage growth to around inflation, and held the line for a while. However, IIRC Turncoat folded.

    Des, any thoughts?

  227. Rabz says:

    I think a draft horse might be more appropriate than a “pony”.

    Not a Clydesdale, please – they are very dignified creatures and don’t deserve to have that vile stupid harridan plonking her massive derriere on their broad backs (and yes, it probably would require multiple of the aforementioned creatures).

  228. H B Bear says:

    Other than that it is going well Rabz?

    If you were writing a pro v con list leaving Canberra would still trump whatever sits in the other column.

  229. Rabz says:

    It’s going swimmingly otherwise, Bear – I’m loving being back in a real city, with all its flaws and foibles.

  230. val majkus says:

    Other than that it is going well Rabz?

    hope so, at least the sale went through, Rabz didn’t mention insurance, hope he’s got that covered on the soon to be owned new house

  231. . says:

    Amazing that conveyances are still dealt with like in the 19th century.

  232. cohenite says:

    Germany being proactive against the scourge of islam: lightweight chastity belts for women so they cannot be raped by muslim men. Of course it won’t protect them from decapitation.

  233. Rabz says:

    Dot – they still use cheques, FFS.

  234. Rabz says:

    Thanks Val, the new house is indeed insured.

  235. Motelier says:

    Channel Nine showing the Rugby League and once again there are no women in either team. If that isn’t racism, homophobia or the other one I don’t know what is. Broncos 10 Panthers 0. So Panthers have more girls in their team.

    Look even though the Pantherettes have just scored, they would rate far better than the AWRL team.

  236. Rabz says:

    lightweight chastity belts

    islam – determined to drag humanity back to the dark ages, with more than enough help from self loathing useless idiots in the west.

  237. Notafan and says:

    Areff

    I looked at one of the other young ladies on that Arab council thingy.

    Married and changed her name, take that Yammy.

    Big stink fron the luvvies when her SBS cadetship didn’t translate into a full time job.

    Twitter account full of ’14 years since the invasion of Iraq’ comments and she likes some interesting preachers. A phd candidate in sunni shia guff at Sydney uni and not a nice thing to say about her adopted home.

    Could DFAT knock themselves out and pick, if not a couple of Arab Christians, at least one Arab that loves a sunburnt country and doesn’t clearly display their loyalty lies elsewhere.?

  238. Rabz says:

    Could DFAT knock themselves out and pick, if not a couple of Arab Christians, at least one Arab that loves a sunburnt country and doesn’t clearly display their loyalty lies elsewhere.?

    Why would they do that? The only chance would be if you cleaned the place out first with a water cannon.

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