Open Forum: May 6, 2017

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  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    I see climate audit has not been updated this year.

    He’s on Twitter now.

  2. JC

    He’s on Twitter now.

    Why?

  3. Rev. Archibald

    Yeah.
    I think I’m beneath your standard.
    I hear you were hot in the forties.

  4. Rabz

    Wasn’t it the Queensland coppers?

    There’s a difference? They’re both an equally pathetic collective. A sexual harassment Panda would have done a better jerb.

  5. Infidel Tiger!

    Then Thaiday said Berry was his first crush before inferring his crush on the star actress was during his “jungle fever” phase of preferring “dark girls”.

    “I reckon Halle Berry was my first one,” he said.

    “That’s when I like went through my jungle fever phase of liking dark girls there for a while. The I figured out if it ain’t white it ain’t right.”

    He then said English pop star Adele is another of his celeb crushes.

    “Adele, maybe. She can sing. She’s C-B-C as well — chubby, but cute,” he said.

    According to a claim from the Deadly Choices organisation — an initiative of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) — Thaiday has also been asked for an explanation for his comment as an ambassador for the Deadly Choices movement.

    A brown/black man is in trouble for saying he likes black chicks.

    Fuck off Australia. You’re cooked.

    Thaiday’s mistake was talking how normal people talk

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There’s a difference? They’re both an equally pathetic collective. A sexual harassment Panda would have done a better jerb.

    Harsh, but fair, Squire.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    Probability/payout ratios was fun too.

    We spent about a million doing ROA stuff on one of my projects.
    Complete waste of time and dosh.
    Didn’t hit the continent the barn door was on.

  8. Delta A

    I hear you were hot in the forties.

    When you say ‘forties’, do you mean my forties or the nineteen forties?

    Come to think of it, same same, really.

  9. cohenite

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #2373272, posted on May 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I’ve always understood everything McIntyre has written at Climate Audit.
    I loved best when he found Michael Mann had used his data upsidedown.
    Twice.
    Data Viagra!

    It’s extraordinary really; Mann’s hockeystick, along with its clones by other arrogant alarmist dills, is the centre-piece of alarmism and it is so wrong. On another CA thread the issue you refer to is described thus:

    BOTH the graph and the scale were upside down.
    Indeed they were, but in opposite directions. So while the data was flipped from down to up, the scale was flipped from up to down, reversing the true meaning of the data.
    .
    When Tiljander did the study on the varves, they were interpreted as :-
    .
    Thin varve = warm temperatures
    Thick varve = cold temperatures
    .
    When Mann used the Tiljander data, he changed the scale so it became:-
    .
    Thin varves = cold temperatures
    Thick varves = warm temperatures
    .
    This is equivalent to taking a thermometer and interpreting 100C = freezing and 0C = boiling. A nonsense interpretation of the physical properties of the data.
    .
    He did this because, in modern times, the data was compromised by human activites which increased the amount of sediment in the lakes. This produced thick varves which, coincidentally, correlated well with temperature. Mann therefore seized on the correlation to make the assumption that thick varves must represent temperature. An assumption that he would have noticed was clearly incorrect if he had bothered to read the work done by Tiljander.
    .
    After he had flipped the scale, he then flipped both the data and the scale so down became up. This didn’t correct the fact that the scale was wrong to begin with.
    .

    For sheer hilarity though was the time mann’s buddies including tamino misappropriated the authority of the world’s leading expert on PCA, Joliffe, and he found out: not happy Jan.

  10. Makka

    A brown/black man is in trouble for saying he likes black chicks.

    Are you sure it wasn’t this? “The I figured out if it ain’t white it ain’t right.”

  11. Nick

    IT, Thaiday is in trouble for that???? FMD

  12. Infidel Tiger!

    The goal of every successful black man is to snare a white girl.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    He’s on Twitter now.

    Why?

    Not climate stuff. After all these years I suspect he’s bored. I am.
    Telling a pack of deadheads they’re wrong is tiresome, especially when they refuse to discuss it with you.

    I had one yesterday over at WUWT: a guy called Nick Stokes. Scientist apparently. Played all the usual games in the face of uncontestable data. I checked this morning: yep he’s a mate of Dave Appell’s, who I’ve burned many hours debating with on blogs. They are totally in their own little lefty worlds which are impervious to logic or empirical data analysis.

  14. Rabz

    A brown/black man is in trouble for saying he likes black chicks.

    LOL. Very soon, no one will be able to talk about anyone or anything in case they offend some stupid precious dickhead, or a tree, a shark or a life deprived wombat.

    As for booze, smokes or anything else that might provide an individual with some relief from the 24/7 cavalcade of noxious collectivist idiocy – fuggeddaboodit, I tells ya.

    There won’t be any of that. 🙁

  15. JC

    Payout helped me a great deal learning about/dealing with risk reward. Cutting losses and letting the stuff run is the key. Trade selection is easy compared to this. It’s hard because it very psychological as cutting losses is hard on the noggin.

    I always love those trading ads saying they have a secret system that has 80% right sided trades. That’s well and good until you;re told what the win loss ratio is. 3:1 win/loss can mean you’re 70% wrong with trade selection and still break even.

  16. Makka

    Sam is married to a white girl.

  17. Nick

    Was Richmond’s Riewoldt the Shermanator from American Pie?

  18. JC

    Infidel Tiger!
    #2373294, posted on May 6, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    The goal of every successful black man is to snare a white girl.

    I don’t see it as being very difficult anymore 🙂 In fact isn’t it a fashion item?

  19. Mark A

    Makka
    #2373269, posted on May 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm
    I have that mountain scene as my desktop wallpaper. Sublime vista.

    Where did you get the original from?
    The one in the link is of too low a resolution to work as a wallpaper.

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sam is married to a white girl.

    So’s Adam Goodes.

  21. Makka

    Mark A,

    allwallpapersfree.blogspot.com

  22. cohenite

    I had one yesterday over at WUWT: a guy called Nick Stokes. Scientist apparently. Played all the usual games in the face of uncontestable data. I checked this morning: yep he’s a mate of Dave Appell’s, who I’ve burned many hours debating with on blogs.

    Appell is a real prick; he made fun of Bob Carter’s passing. Nick not so much and is smart but he has a huge mental block; it’s weird because he has been trounced so often.

  23. rickw

    Saudi Arabia is well known to be one of the world’s most gender-segregated nations, where women live under the supervision of a male guardian, cannot drive, and in public must wear head-to-toe black garments (file photo)

    Nuke Riyhad, Mecca, Medina.

  24. Bruce of Newcastle

    The goal of every successful black man is to snare a white girl.

    The data is in.
    I love the graphic. No warnings necessary: it’s just a map. 😀
    Ghanaians apparently have the wood over the competition.

  25. MsDolittle

    the pilot have a heart attack, which I have been on at him to do for a while now.

    Lizzie why don’t you get your pilot licence?

  26. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2373295, posted on May 6, 2017 at 9:05 pm
    I had one yesterday over at WUWT: a guy called Nick Stokes. Scientist apparently. Played all the usual

    Is he still around?
    The nerve of the man.
    He collected more rakes than a hatful of montys.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2372938, posted on May 6, 2017 at 12:40 pm
    According to the results of a recent medical study on the mentally ill, when confronted with arguments about statistics, 100% of test subjects reported an irrational craving for popcorn.

    The results of my study are still valid.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nuke Riyhad, Mecca, Medina.

    It’s the will of Allah…

  29. Makka

    Nuke Riyhad, Mecca, Medina.

    Too much collateral in Riyadh.

  30. Mike of Marion

    Val Jellay dead at 89 – Maurie Fields widow.

  31. MsDolittle

    Seeing a doctor online is safe

    It’s cheap for the patient (bulk billed) and the doctor gets the medicare item +50%. Everybody is happy. Like doc says, in his line of work “the laying on of hands” is not required only the juggling of meds.

  32. Mark A

    Makka
    #2373303, posted on May 6, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks Makka

  33. johanna

    Calli, it’s not plantation pink either.

    One thing I have learned from living in this part of the world is that lots of old plants are not grown anymore, and nobody knows what they are these days. In my old joint in Canberra, it took almost 15 years before a wise old woman who had lived around there for 50 years could correctly identify the miniature pomegranites that grew outside my front verandah. Heaps of plant people tried and failed to identify it, over many years. It’s not available these days, although it’s a striking and hardy plant.

    I’m thinking that this gorgeous camellia is in that category. The golf course is very old, and so is this plant. Like all good sasanqa camellias, once established it is apparently unkillable.

    So, I will be off to the nursery this week to buy root hormone, or whatever it is called, and some “striking mix,” whatever that is. I’ll also nip down to the Golf Club and pinch a few more cuttings to work with.

    It really is sensationally beautiful, and I want it!

  34. classical_hero

    Elizabeth, suck it up princess. Your husband is right following the instructions.

  35. Fisky

    Leading gay activist Peter Tatchell starting up the campaign to force churches to conduct gay weddings.

    Peter Tatchell @PeterTatchell
    Discrimination against same-sex couples denied religious marriage is endemic (link: https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2017/research/same-sex-couples-marriages) york.ac.uk/news-and-event… via @NewHumanist @SecularStudents
    7:35 PM · May 6, 2017

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ll also nip down to the Golf Club and pinch a few more cuttings to work with.

    You aren’t related to the Memsahib, are you? She’s from Rotterdam, and has an incurable habit of pinching interesting garden cuttings?

  37. Gab

    Discrimination against Christians for upholding their faith is endemic.

  38. Nick

    Fisky, the irony is a priest won’t marry or bury even normal parishioners of he doesn’t want to or thinks they haven’t met certain requirements. I can’t see why gays, whi hate the church, want to get married in one,

  39. Gab

    Peter Tatchell @PeterTatchell
    Discrimination against same-sex couples denied religious marriage is endemic

    Plenty of “churches” perform ssm ceremonies. Go bother them.

    Faiths Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

    United Church of Christ: The United Church of Christ was the first mainstream Christian church to fully support same-sex marriage and perform marriage ceremonies.

    Jewish: Reform Judaism embraces same-sex marriage and rabbis can perform ceremonies. Some conservative and re-constructionist synagogues do as well.

    Quaker: The willingness to perform gay marriages varies by meetinghouse, but there is some acceptance and performance of same-sex marriages among Quakers.

    Metropolitan Community Church
    Unitarian Universalist
    Unity Church

    Faiths Allowing Limited Same-Sex Marriage

    Episcopal: In the Episcopal Church, priests are authorized to bless same-sex wedding ceremonies but not declare the marriage official or sign the marriage license. Certain dioceses can perform full marriage ceremonies.
    Lutheran: Lutheran churches can decide, on a church-by-church basis, whether or not to perform same-sex marriage.

    Faiths Disallowing Same-Sex Marriages

    Baptists: Southern Baptist and Conservative Baptist churches will not conduct same-sex marriages, nor will they allow them to be held in their churches. Some American Baptist churches are open and inclusive.
    Methodist
    Catholic
    Presbyterian (some will bless ceremonies)

    In addition, I do not know of any Eastern religions which sanction gay marriage and perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.

    http://gayweddinginstitute.com/_blog/Gay_Weddings_are_Good_for_Business/post/Which_Churches_Allow_Gay_Marriage/

  40. Gab

    Peter Tatchell @PeterTatchell
    Discrimination against same-sex couples denied religious marriage is endemic

    Plenty of “churches” perform ssm ceremonies. Go get “married” there.

    Faiths Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

    United Church of Christ: The United Church of Christ was the first mainstream Christian church to fully support same-sex marriage and perform marriage ceremonies.

    J e w i sh: Reform J u d a ism embraces same-sex marriage and r a b b i s can perform ceremonies. Some conservative and re-constructionist s y n a g o g ues do as well.

    Quaker: The willingness to perform gay marriages varies by meetinghouse, but there is some acceptance and performance of same-sex marriages among Quakers.

    Metropolitan Community Church
    Unitarian Universalist
    Unity Church

    Faiths Allowing Limited Same-Sex Marriage

    Episcopal: In the Episcopal Church, priests are authorized to bless same-sex wedding ceremonies but not declare the marriage official or sign the marriage license. Certain dioceses can perform full marriage ceremonies.
    Lutheran: Lutheran churches can decide, on a church-by-church basis, whether or not to perform same-sex marriage.

    Faiths Disallowing Same-Sex Marriages

    Baptists: Southern Baptist and Conservative Baptist churches will not conduct same-sex marriages, nor will they allow them to be held in their churches. Some American Baptist churches are open and inclusive.
    Methodist
    Catholic
    Presbyterian (some will bless ceremonies)

    In addition, I do not know of any Eastern religions which sanction gay marriage and perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.

    http://gayweddinginstitute.com/_blog/Gay_Weddings_are_Good_for_Business/post/Which_Churches_Allow_Gay_Marriage/

  41. Infidel Tiger

    Leading gay activist Peter Tatchell starting up the campaign to force churches to conduct gay weddings.

    Homosexuals have spent the last 50 years molesting kids with gay abandon in the church, forcing Christians to marry these degenerate sickos is almost a given.

  42. Makka

    I can’t see why gays, whi hate the church, want to get married in one,

    Nick, the only reason gays want to get married in a church is to rub Christian noses in it.

  43. Makka

    Tigger , however, has nailed it completely.

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nick, the only reason gays want to get married in a church is to rub Christian noses in it.

    Don’t ask me how I know, but that’s a point of view widely held by those ladies who shop around the corner. They want to look all pretty and nice, in all the trappings of a Christian wedding, just to rub everybody elses nose in it.

  45. Mark A

    Makka
    #2373327, posted on May 6, 2017 at 10:10 pm
    Nick, the only reason gays want to get married in a church is to rub Christian noses in it.

    OK, I can see that, but since we, the supposedly ‘normal’ are in the majority, why are we allowing it to happen?

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    OK, I can see that, but since we, the supposedly ‘normal’ are in the majority, why are we allowing it to happen?

    The same reason why we bow to Muslims? Fear of having the big finger pointed at us, and accused of “discrimination?”

  47. Top Ender

    Went to the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival.

    No sighting of Tim Flummery, or indeed of the environmental mob stand.

    Sad.

    I had a line worked out: “How’s your house going Tim? Rising sea levels consumed it yet?”

  48. Makka

    OK, I can see that, but since we, the supposedly ‘normal’ are in the majority, why are we allowing it to happen?

    Well here we haven’t as yet. Speaking for myself , I’m witholding my vote from any party that condones SSM. I suspect a good many in the silent majority feel the same.

    The Brit law is actually very good, allowing an opt in for those denominations and churches which choose to do so. Hardly any do. Less that 1% in fact. That’s the essence of the article- the queers can’t handle the rejection.I can’t see Australia being too different from the UK which is why dotty’s “the majority of Australians want SSM ” is a load of bullshit. Given a free choice, we don’t want a bar of SSM and a plebiscite will show just that which, of course, is why queers don’t want one.

    “The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 provides the means for organised religions – other than the Church of England – to opt in to conduct same-sex marriages, with the decision left to individual institutions.

    Only 139 places of worship are registered to perform same-sex marriage in England and Wales, meaning approximately 99.5 per cent do not offer it. Just 23 same-sex couples had a religious marriage ceremony in 2014, compared with over 68,000 opposite-sex couples.”

  49. srr

    Gavin McInnes: Islam isn’t “dope.” It’s sexist.
    Rebel Media

    May 5, 2017
    (LANGUAGE WARNING) Gavin McInnes looks at the new attempt to make Islam hip and cool.
    (with classic Christopher Hitchens cameo)

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I had a line worked out: “How’s your house going Tim? Rising sea levels consumed it yet?”

    Top Ender, as someone who threw half a pie at Gough Whitlam, in Perth, if you are ever locked up for heckling, I’ll guarantee your bail.

  51. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2373332, posted on May 6, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    The same reason why we bow to Muslims? Fear of having the big finger pointed at us, and accused of “discrimination?”

    I don’t give a crap about PC although I have to be very careful when deployed in the EU but I can tell you, on the ground, it’s a different tone I’m hearing even in Austria, but mostly in central Europe and going east. (Geographic central Europe is from the eastern German states to the Ukraine, Eastern Europe is from there to the Urals)

    There is hope but it will be a struggle.

  52. MsDolittle

    why are we allowing it to happen?

    Because we play cricket.

  53. Notafan

    I’m not responsible for this. I was a child when it all happened.

    It was a different time when all of society turned a blind eye.

    They’ve achieved their end of destroying the church. To all accounts victims of Catholic religious have all received greater compensation than any victims in state institutions.

    The stuff that people like Gerard Henderson pointed out is ignored ( the stuff that puts the lie to its a celibacy problem)

    It’s never going to go away.


    You know what? im sick of this.

  54. classical_hero

    Bruce of Newcastle, it’s not the size that counts, but location.

  55. MsDolittle

    t’s not the size that counts, but location.

    Any port in a storm?

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There is hope but it will be a struggle.

    I hope so. I first visited a Muslim country – Malaysia – as a tourist in the mid Nineties. Popped down to the local supermarket for a bottle of Scotch, to see a sign “Alcohol not to be sold to Muslims.”

    Asked our tour guide “O.K. how do you recognise Muslims?”

    “Quite easy. If you are Malaysian, you are Muslim. I’m a Muslim, the girls behind the hotel desk are Muslims…on the other hand, if you want a few beers at night, that’s between you and Allah..”

    The last time we were there, we stayed at a resort in the Cameron Highlands. The Muzzo at the next table demanded another table, because there was wine on our table..and his wife had to feed herself up under her veil, so lecherous Westerners couldn’t see her face..the Malaysian waiter thought it hilarious..

  57. classical_hero

    The worst case of child sex abuse in WA happened at a state run institution in Katanning. It got reported in the local press but I doubt it got much national press coverage. The problem is that too many in positions of power got there with the sole purpose of abusing children.

    I like how Gerald Henderson is still waiting for the ABC to apologise for condoning p3dophilia by the head of the organisation during the 70’s. One thing is interesting to note that almost all homosexual activist groups during that time were trying to get people to accept child sex, but thankfully the general public was massively against it.

  58. Makka

    One thing is interesting to note that almost all homosexual activist groups during that time were trying to get people to accept child sex,

    They never went away, they just joined the Labor Party and the Greens.

  59. johanna

    I had one yesterday over at WUWT: a guy called Nick Stokes. Scientist apparently. Played all the usual games in the face of uncontestable data. I checked this morning: yep he’s a mate of Dave Appell’s, who I’ve burned many hours debating with on blogs. They are totally in their own little lefty worlds which are impervious to logic or empirical data analysis.

    Ah, Nick Stokes, whom McIntyre dubbed “Racehorse” after an infamously shifty lawyer.

    No doubt JC, SOG and others who have been reading Climate Audit for years will get the reference.

    You are right, all the arguments have been done and done and done again. It’s all about politics, which IMO it always was. I used to argue at the Bishop’s that the hair-splitting about datasets and the like was missing the point, it was all about politics. It annoyed the resident nerds no end.

    Now that we are facing (and the UK is facing) electricity blackouts and soaring prices, the rubber is hitting the road. As I said years ago,the only question is how politicians can backpedal while maintaining some shreds of credibility.

    The genius of Trump is that he doesn’t have to do that.

  60. MsDolittle

    California was the first state to charge taxpayers for a transgender inmate’s sex reassignment surgery. Shiloh Quine, a 57-year-old transgender inmate born as Rodney James Quine, brought the suit while serving a life sentence for murder, kidnapping, and robbery. Quine was born male and received a taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery in 2015. As part of the order, men’s prisons must provide bracelets, earrings, hair brushes, and hair clips for transgender inmates.
    Pedicure too? What happened to road gangs and breaking rocks.

  61. Infidel Tiger!

    One thing is interesting to note that almost all homosexual activist groups during that time were trying to get people to accept child sex,

    Throwing homos off buildings is not always wrong.

  62. rickw


    The last time we were there, we stayed at a resort in the Cameron Highlands. The Muzzo at the next table demanded another table, because there was wine on our table..and his wife had to feed herself up under her veil, so lecherous Westerners couldn’t see her face..the Malaysian waiter thought it hilarious..

    islam is so fucking retarded, checking out of hotel in Ras al keimer (spelling?) was in a kick ass mood, stared down fetching muzzie girl in lobby, she responded by lifting veil and smiling, nod of recognition to each other and I was on my way. WTF is the point of islam and it’s love of goats and young girls?

  63. classical_hero

    Islam: Turning modern nations back 1400 years.

  64. rickw


    Throwing homos off buildings is not always wrong.

    My missus used to have heaps of gay friends, since we had our wonderful kids she’s put a mile between us and them.

  65. johanna

    Thanks, calli, but what am I going to do with 25L of the stuff? I only need a few hundred grams. Oh well, I suppose that it can be used as general potting mix as well. Always comes in handy.

    Zulu, true Dutchies like me and the Memsahib are always on the lookout for a bargain, even if we splurge elsewhere. Cuttings are perfect – they don’t actually take someone else’s property away, merely involve a bit of pruning which has to happen anyway. The great thing about cuttings is that you know exactly what you are getting, as they are genetically identical to the plant you take them from. The same cannot be said of things you buy in a nursery. Most purchasers of things from nurseries have had unwanted surprises when the plant doesn’t match the label as it grows up. With cuttings, what you see is what you get.

  66. srr

    Makka
    #2373345, posted on May 6, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    One thing is interesting to note that almost all homosexual activist groups during that time were trying to get people to accept child sex,

    They never went away, they just joined the Labor Party and the Greens.

    And imported Muslims to Trade in child sex slaves with, under the cover of, Triggs & Co.s Threats of being charged with, “ISLAMOPHOBIA!”

  67. Top Ender, as someone who threw half a pie at Gough Whitlam, in Perth, if you are ever locked up for heckling, I’ll guarantee your bail.

    Who received the other half?

  68. rickw

    Nuke Riyhad, Mecca, Medina.

    Too much collateral in Riyadh.

    Give the Filipino / African maids and oil industry techs 48 hours notice and blow up the bridge to Bahrain and collateral is near zero.

  69. Mark A

    johanna
    #2373354, posted on May 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm
    they don’t actually take someone else’s property away,
    With cuttings, what you see is what you get.

    They do actually, but that’s beside the point.

    Pam, my dearest is an addict.
    Have suffered many embarrassing moments after her indiscretions were discovered while still in hearing distance from the scene of the crime.

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Who received the other half?</blockquote

    It wasn't wasted, I ate it. Gough stood there and told us what a pack of losers farmers were, and wondered why he got pelleted,

  71. Makka

    Give the Filipino / African maids and oil industry techs 48 hours notice and blow up the bridge to Bahrain and collateral is near zero.

    Perhaps. I’d substitute Qateef however. A more lunatic bunch of inbred Wahabi’s doesn’t exist.

  72. min

    MsDolittle ask Sinc to give you my contact if you want to come to Dr Howard Brady.

  73. johanna

    Mark A, Pam is a good woman. Stick with her.

    Anyone who begrudges a person a cutting from a healthy, thriving plant is an asshole, as our friends in the US would say.

    Cuttings are the equivalent of the village green or common.

    Mind you, taking flowers (especially from bulbs) is a cat of another colour. The death penalty should be considered in such cases.

  74. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Half a pie. Hmm. I’m suddenly feeling hungry. That Jamie’s Chicken turned out to be pretty stringy.
    Or maybe it was HIA’s cooking. I will say nothing though because men hate criticism, even of other men on a blog, vide classical-hero standing up for Hairy re the mattress issue. Women, on the other hand, support other women; Ms. Doolittle suggests I learn to fly a plane. What a good idea. Then Hairy can buy me one to rival the American uncle of one of my friends, who goes on and on about his personal jet.

    As if. Where would I park it? Plus Hairy would want to fly it too. Anyway, the issue is purely hypothetical as a personal jet is probably a little out of our league. Umm, substantially out of our league, I think.

    Nevertheless, a decent and supportive suggestion from Ms. D (girls can do anything), albeit a little late to save our lives in a crisis sometime in the next few weeks.

    Oh lookee, no it’s not too late –
    it’s all here online in videos. Teach yourself flying lessons.

  75. Mark A

    johanna
    #2373366, posted on May 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Mark A, Pam is a good woman. Stick with her.

    She is indeed and I think we worked out that we make a good team, so separation is remote to non-existent.
    Happily, the brood left the nest bar the most precious daughter who will take care of the house while I’m overseas so Pam can come with me.
    Bliss.

  76. .

    “We need to balance the rights of victims versus the right to privacy,” he said. “If we operate by 19th century legal principles then we are unable to effectively tackle crime at the highest level.”

    Scary shit. So we need to get rid of the right to privacy to fight crime? You can kiss my arse.

    Other obscure 17th-19th century legal principles:

    Free speech
    Right to bear arms
    Due process/natural justice
    Compulsory acquisition on just terms
    Secure private property rights
    Right to trial by unanimous jury verdicts
    Proof beyond reasonable doubt

  77. johanna

    Mark, good to hear, have a great holiday.

    On another note, the odious Keysar Trad has been replaced by someone else as the boss of the money-hoovering outfit known as the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils.

    Keysar Trad, who said men should only hit women as a “last resort”, has been dumped as the president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC).

    At an emergency meeting in Sydney on Saturday morning, Mr Trad was replaced by Rateb Jneid.

    AFIC represents Muslims in Australia and is responsible for several Islamic schools. It also has the power to grant Halal certification.

    It had been ordered to hold fresh elections by the New South Wales Supreme Court after a messy internal dispute.

    For some reason, I am not reassured.

    I suspect that the unraveling of AFIC’s suction of funds from Islamic schools has more to do with his downfall than his perfectly predictable and orthodox comments about when and how it is OK to belt your wife.

  78. Zyconoclast

    One thing is interesting to note that almost all homosexual activist groups during that time were trying to get people to accept child sex,

    They never went away, they just joined the Labor Party and the Greens.

    Odds on the Liberal Party is chock full as well. They just hide in the shadows lobbying quietly. When the chance arises, they will emerge.

  79. johanna

    Wow. Olympic shooting gold medallist Michael Diamond has been banned from owning a gun for ten years because:

    Police said he refused to undergo a roadside breath test and when police searched his car they allegedly found a shotgun and 150 rounds of ammunition.

    He was charged with high-range drink-driving, not keeping a firearm safe and using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

    On Thursday, at Raymond Terrace Local Court, Magistrate Caleb Franklin handed Diamond a conviction for the offences and told him the handling of a firearm while intoxicated carried a maximum of five years’ imprisonment.

    He issued a good behaviour bond for 12 months, but he warned Diamond that if he reoffends he may go to jail.

    Magistrate Caleb Franklin said he could not regard the offences as trivial in nature and there needed to be some component of deterrence.

    Because of his conviction, Diamond received a mandatory 10-year ban on firearms which will stop him from owning and using a gun over that timeframe.

    Just as well he didn’t beat the crap out of a random person, just short of murder. He would have gotten a severe finger-wagging from the judge for that.

  80. Zyconoclast

    Wow. Olympic shooting gold medallist Michael Diamond has been banned from owning a gun for ten years because:


    So if he had schizophrenia, a 20/day cannabis habit and murdered 8 children then he would be cool?

  81. Mark from Melbourne

    I, too, am giving up wine every day all month.

  82. srr

    😆

    Mark from Melbourne
    #2373380, posted on May 7, 2017 at 4:20 am

    I, too, am giving up wine every day all month.

    😆 😉

  83. srr

    I’ve mentioned how I only came to know of G.K. Chesterton late in life, and was shocked at that, in that it seemed sinful that he wasn’t a key part of everyone’s education. I also felt a sort of mourning when I’d read the last of all his available works. Yes, it’s still there for re-reading, but that’s not the same. It’s like looking at old photos of someone you love, who’s died. You gratefully remember all those big and little things that compelled you to love them, but you know they aren’t going to walk into the room and surprise you with one of those looks that precedes a new, wonderful insight that they just have to share with you.

    Well, thank God, Jordan B. Peterson is still alive, and we don’t have to be physically in his intimate circles to be blessed with the insights he’s constantly digging for and so keenly sharing. In many ways, he’s like the Chesterton of our age and not in the least way, in how he so soundly makes the case for the sacredness of the human individual.

    This latest interview and Q&A is particularly good and well worth sharing with those you love –

    LIVE with Jordan Peterson: Free Speech, Psychology, Gender Pronouns (and more. 😉 )
    The Rubin Report

  84. Top Ender

    Dunkirk official trailer out for its release on 21 July. (Scroll down for the movie bit)

    If Kenneth Branagh goes poncing about any more with his cap under his arm I shall take it off him myself and, well, throw it in the water.

  85. Pickles

    Is Dr Howard Brady launching his book somewhere?

  86. john constantine

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/opinion/australia-lone-wolf-terrorists-waleed-aly.html?_r=0

    The economic stimulus of importing vast numbers of the lone wolf demographic, is that the taxpayer now needs to fund a vast new Big State department of Pastoral Caring.

    The police coming through the door in a paramilitary style armed raid must no longer happen to islamists, lectures their most culturally powerful Australian.

    Fully armed paramilitary Judge Dredd raids must be reserved for Racists and legal gun owners.

    The sheer massive demand for funding for mental health professionals [ from the culturally appropriate demographic, of course] and the establishment of an entire new Big State permanent and total surveillance Department of Pastoral Caring is money that must simply be shovelled to their left.

    Demographically, the important number isn’t the percentage of the lone wolves within the entire population, the number that their crony Oligarch State refuses to gather is:

    The percentage of the lone wolves of the cohort reaching military age in Australia each year.

    This number is racist to even think about.

  87. john constantine

    Their left have won a permanent ant total victory.

    Simply halting the importation of lone wolves will not stop lone wolf attacks, as their left have now created a self sustaining client herd, indeed their left have imported an exponentially expanding client herd, a true growth business for their services economy.

    Dynamite the coal power, deindustrialise Australia, create brand new massive employment [funded by borrowed money] paying protection money as tribute to the lone wolf producing demographic.

    You heard it from waleed, so you know it is golden.

    When tone really matters.

  88. lotocoti

    Dunkirk official trailer out …

    It really needs Bill Nighy and a dog.

  89. srr

    Caolan Robertson: The Guardian Supports Antifa Violence
    Rebel Edge

    6 May 2017
    Caolan Robertson of TheRebel.media: “Even celebrities have endorsed leftist violence. Surely a mainstream, supposedly responsible newspaper, wouldn’t condone it… would they?”

  90. srr

    VIDEO: MEXICAN CARTEL OFFERS REWARDS FOR RIVALS’ HEADS — BORDER CITY ISSUES RED ALERT
    by CARTEL CHRONICLES

    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/05/06/video-mexican-cartel-offers-rewards-rivals-heads-border-city-issues-red-alert/
    ____________________________

    I’d like to believe that it’s this sort of threat that keeps our traitorous Communist Propagandists going non-stop with their, “Give up! You can’t win! Communism Rules and can never be defeated!“, boring as batshit, clap trap, but I suspect they are simply C U N T S.

  91. john constantine

    The next push from their left is random drug and alcohol testing for legal, registered firearm owners.

    The gold medalist who lost his guns for driving around drunk with a gun in his car was a dickhead with obvious issues, but as we have seen, the car itself is as deadly a weapon when driven into crowds as a gun is.

    Their left want random alcohol testing of blokes on a hunting trip as they sit around the campfire at night, to be followed by random entry of gunowners homes to do breatho’s.

    If you want to own a gun, police made law is pushing for the firearms to be held in a special State owned centralised gun vault, where you go to sign them out, then take them back to be held by the State until you have the next State approved excuse for handling your own property.

  92. .

    3D printing ought to have gotten around this.

    The penalties for 3D printing a gun are more severe than other firearms “offences”, IIRC.

  93. srr

    French Election Commission Tries to Quash Macron Document Release…
    Posted on May 6, 2017 by sundance

    The French election commission and all French media are attempting to keep presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s email and document release from having an impact on the election; even going so far as to warn people that reading the content might be illegal*.

    With 9.9 gigabytes of data uploaded to Pastebin* it sets up a rather unusual issue if Macron happens to win the election and the content of the email and documents show manipulation and coordination of the candidate by interests external to France.

    Via Reuters – France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the country’s presidential election with a warning on Saturday it could be a criminal offence to republish the data.

    Macron’s team said a “massive” hack had dumped emails, documents and campaign financing information online just before campaigning ended on Friday and France entered a quiet period which forbids politicians from commenting on the leak.

    Continue reading →*
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/05/06/french-election-commission-tries-to-quash-macron-document-release/

  94. Boambee John

    john constantine

    FWIW, the so-called “progressives” in the US also announced victory over the obsolete “deplorables”. That gave rise to Trump.

    We need our local “Trump” to organise our “deplorables”. I still think a combination of Gina Rinehart, Abbott, Latham, Gary Johns and Bernardi could be put together, but I lack knowledge of how this might be done.

  95. john constantine

    The penalty for downloading the instructions for 3d printing a gun is the same as an actual firearm offence.

    Police made law is pushing for making simply looking at plans for 3d printing of a gun, or visiting the sort of site that has 3d plans available, as a crime punishable by the State stealing your own private property in a paramilitary style dawn home invasion.

    Even though it would be entrapment, if a social engineering leftie established a cat profile, then put a link up to a libertarian American site that contained plans for a 3d printed gun, any legal registered gun owning cat that clicked the link, then had that recorded on their National Broadband Network metadata would be opening themselves up to a Judge Dredd cover -of-darkness raid that looted their gunsafe.

    A VPN citizen?, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear, we take these guns and you can apply to the State for them to be returned.

  96. .

    I found this map of French 1st round Presidential votes very interesting.

    I would not have expected the more rural (?) western French to be in more support of Macron, and the eastern French to be in more support of Le Pen.

    Paris of course is commie HQ.

  97. srr

    decisiontime16 says:
    May 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Remember this about Hillary Clinton?

    “CNN’s Chris Cuomo told viewers it is illegal for them to possess emails leaked by the website WikiLeaks, and as a result they could not read them and had to rely entirely on the media to learn about their content.”

    Same old story only now it’s Macron the globalists’ dream boy.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/16/cnn-host-claims-its-illegal-for-public-to-view-wikileaks-emails-video/

  98. .

    Good morning John,

    john constantine
    #2373414, posted on May 7, 2017 at 8:24 am
    The penalty for downloading the instructions for 3d printing a gun is the same as an actual firearm offence.

    That’s more severe to me because that is a thought crime.

    Police made law is pushing for making simply looking at plans for 3d printing of a gun, or visiting the sort of site that has 3d plans available, as a crime punishable by the State stealing your own private property in a paramilitary style dawn home invasion.

    Police should not be given a right to make delegated legislation, specifically regulate or be approached on what laws to make. That is not a hallmark of a free society.

    Even though it would be entrapment, if a social engineering leftie established a cat profile, then put a link up to a libertarian American site that contained plans for a 3d printed gun, any legal registered gun owning cat that clicked the link, then had that recorded on their National Broadband Network metadata would be opening themselves up to a Judge Dredd cover -of-darkness raid that looted their gunsafe.

    Which they don’t need a warrant to access.

  99. srr

    😆 …

    James F says:
    May 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I thought she looked familiar.

    https://i.redd.it/1rhfkrjvaxvy.jpg

    … 😆

  100. Rabz

    LOL – day four of the grate Fauxfacts strike sees Barking Betty denounced as a scab.

    Via Blair.

  101. Herodotus

    Another example of the uncanny similarity between the modus operandi of the BBC and its mini-me the ABC.
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/05/delingpole-breitbart-is-very-extreme-right-berkeley-prof-tells-bbc/

  102. Chris

    I still think a combination of Gina Rinehart, Abbott, Latham, Gary Johns and Bernardi could be put together, but I lack knowledge of how this might be done.

    Liquid nails. Its the only way.

  103. srr

    Of course!
    We knew this to be so, simply by the Textorites deciding to gut the last of Conservative’s from any positions of influential opinion, and inflict that Leftist idiot more idiotic than they, on us –

    UK Conservative Election Lead Growing Stronger Post Brexit…
    Posted on May 6, 2017 by sundance

    In the run-up to the June 8th national election called for by British Prime Minister Theresa May, the local elections are providing strong indicators for a historic level of support.

    This outcome is exactly what Prime Minister May wanted as she heads into tough negotiations with the European Union on terms of exit.

    Having won the historic Brexit vote and gained victory for the UK to pull out of the Union, most of UKip party supporters are melding back into the traditional Conservative party ranks.

    REUTERS – British Prime Minster Theresa May’s Conservative Party is still a strong 16 points ahead of the main opposition Labour Party ahead of a national election on June 8, according to a poll by Opinium on Saturday.

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/05/06/uk-conservative-election-lead-growing-stronger-post-brexit/

  104. Chris

    Liquid nails. Its the only way.

    I was wrong. Tek screws might work too.

  105. Geriatric Mayfly

    Even more LOLs Rabz. Blair contemplates taking up his quill, and running the picket with a hand delivered column.

  106. Rabz

    Everything that is wrong with this absolute joke of a country in a single photograph.

    Just look at those smug, tax hoovering wankers.

  107. lotocoti

    LOL – day four …

    Who knew Farrelly was a secret lickspittle running dog lackey of capitalist imperialism?
    She’s nothing more than a bourgeois traitor to the proletariat.

  108. Infidel Tiger!

    Everything that is wrong with this absolute joke of a country in a single photograph.

    Just look at those smug, tax hoovering wankers.

    Such diversity.

    That place is whiter than a Klan rally.

  109. srr

    wow, the baddies must really be in a tizz over the Frenchies … the interwebnetthingy is going nuts all over the place … heh, wouldn’t it be funny if they overplayed their hand to the point of getting people to physically contact each other and talk face to face … 😉 😀

  110. Tom

    Venezuela is starving

    Google that WSJ headline to read the whole, devastating thing — the catastrophe of communism cheered on by our own idiot Greenfilth, half the Liars and the “moderate” faction of the Lieborals that runs NSW. The photos of starving kids are heartbreaking. Excerpts:

    Venezuela has the world’s highest inflation—estimated by the International Monetary Fund to reach 720% this year—making it nearly impossible for families to make ends meet. Since 2013, the economy has shrunk 27%, according to local investment bank Torino Capital; imports of food have plunged 70%.
    Hordes of people, many with children in tow, rummage through garbage, an uncommon sight a year ago. People in the countryside pick farms clean at night, stealing everything from fruits hanging on trees to pumpkins on the ground, adding to the misery of farmers hurt by shortages of seed and fertilizer. Looters target food stores. Families padlock their refrigerators.
    Three in four Venezuelans said they had lost weight last year, an average of 19 pounds, according to the National Poll of Living Conditions, an annual study by social scientists. People here, in a mix of rage and humor, call it the Maduro diet after President Nicolás Maduro.

    The most recent Caritas study of 800 children under the age of 5 in Yare and three other communities showed that in February nearly 11% suffered from severe acute malnutrition, which is potentially fatal, compared with 8.7% in October. Caritas said nearly a fifth of children under age 5 in those four communities suffered from chronic malnutrition, which stunts growth and could mark a generation.
    “What’s serious is not that we’re at the crisis threshold, but rather the velocity at how we got there,” (Caritas’s Susana) Raffalli said.

    “We used to send 120 to 150 pigs a month to slaughter,” (grower Alberto) Troiani said. “Now it’s 50, 60 animals, a joke.” He makes 93 cents per kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of meat, he said, but needs $1.17 to make a profit. Since 2012, 82% of Venezuela’s pig producers have closed, and production has fallen 71%, according to industry representatives.

    Nine in 10 homes said they don’t make enough money to buy all their food, according to the poll of living conditions. Nearly a third of Venezuelans, 9.6 million people, eat two or fewer meals a day, up from 12.1% in 2015, the poll found; four of out five in the nation are now poor.

    H/T Notafan.

  111. candy

    Just look at those smug, tax hoovering wankers.

    All white, fully abled people. Writing about the hated white politician racists (Bernardi, Abbott, Hanson) who discriminate against people of colour and refugees etc.

  112. calli

    Interesting map, Dot. The populations closest to the deluge voting Le Pen?

    Someone on Seven made a mistake this morning. They called her a “Conservative” instead of Hitler.

    Re-education looms.

  113. Boambee John

    Rabz

    Aren’t male staff at Their ABC paid enough to buy razor blades?

  114. Makka

    Just look at those smug, tax hoovering wankers.

    I was watching an interview with one of those parasites. He was absolutely convinced that his role as a journo was akin to some kind of messenger from God, spreading the truth to the ignorant herds (us) and what a massive loss to our democracy his job will be. The brainwashing he received from the Communist indoctrination at whatever Uni he attended was a resounding success.

  115. Rabz

    Boambee, they can’t afford suits either.

  116. Geriatric Mayfly

    Aren’t male staff at Their ABC paid enough to buy razor blades?

    Crypto Muslims no doubt.

  117. stackja

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 23 minutes ago
    The reason I am staying in Bedminster, N. J., a beautiful community, is that staying in NYC is much more expensive and disruptive. Meetings!

  118. srr

    MACRON BLASTS HUGE HACKING ATTACK JUST BEFORE FRENCH VOTE

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/macron-blasts-huge-hacking-attack-just-before-french-vote/

    It’s past pathetic, it’s become a cornered wild rabid skunk.
    No wonder people are simply betting it will have to be put out of it’s misery … to avoid national suicide by a plague of self infected skunk rabies.

    PUNTERS OVERWHELMINGLY BACKING UNDERDOG LE PEN ON EVE OF ELECTION

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/06/punters-overwhelmingly-backing-le-pen-eve-election/

  119. Chris

    The penalty for downloading the instructions for 3d printing a gun is the same as an actual firearm offence.

    Meh. About 2003 they went along this route for downloading blueprints. Naturally, we who viewed ‘RESISTANCE!’ as the right response to politically correct fascism leapt to our steeds and galloped off to get what was out there. (Now we go out of our way to be super compliant, which is exactly the opposite of a certain religion who get our Prime Minister, senior Police and education system on their knees to satisfy their demands.)
    There was a Google Group at the time sharing anything we (oops) they could get, but from a practical viewpoint they were not very useful. Some plans assumed you could get ‘parts kits’ which were/are a ‘thing’ in the US where the only regulated part was the ‘receiver’ with the serial number. Thus the plans for the MAC10, showed folding jigs to make the sheetmetal receiver, but not the barrel, breechblock, trigger part, magazine etc. The Colt 1911 blueprints we found looked very official factory-like but were a small and tangential subset of the actual manufacturing drawings.
    My own interests are in muzzleloading- will they jail me for having plans of a replica 1640 wheellock gun, or a Colonial Williamsburg Kentucky? These amazing craft items are being made anew by modern craftsmen, and saving a thousand photos of their work is better than plans but perhaps not covered by their so-clever ban.
    As a thought exercise, the reavers in their sophistication use gas bottles and trucks to make AKs irrelevant. How could the ordinary decent citizens fight back against arseholes? The ABC was featuring that Soros-funded NCGC activist again two nights ago.

  120. srr

    From the top of DRUDGE –

    MACRON EMAILS LEAK…
    MEDIA ORDERED TO IGNORE…
    TERROR FEARS ON ELECTION DAY…
    Voters Receive Invalid, Damaged Le Pen Ballots…
    PAPER: Why many French gays adore her…
    VOTE RIPPLES ACROSS EUROPE, MARKETS, DIPLOMACY…
    Moment of truth for the euro…

    FRANCE FOR HISTORY
    FAR-LEFT COULD DECIDE

  121. custard

    For once Insiders gets something right.

    “Liberal policies are pale imitations of Labor policies “

  122. stackja

    Tropical Cyclone Donna Category 4 was analyzed near 13.4 South 163.8 East at 3pm
    on Saturday. Tropical cyclone Donna is moving west southwest at 07 knots.

  123. egg_

    Insiders Obesity Couch may get a Health Fund discount if they did an ounce of exercise.

  124. egg_

    Insiders grab of KRudd on the street in NYC? giving his 5c worth on the PM’s visit.

  125. Nick

    Insiders Obesity Couch may get a Health Fund discount if they did an ounce of exercise.

    That couch requires its own engineer.

  126. Nick

    Insiders grab of KRudd on the street in NYC? giving his 5c worth on the PM’s visit.

    Interestingly, the only people who seem to give a flying fire truck about an ex PM doing a ‘look at me, remember me?’ piece, is the ABC.

  127. egg_

    Stutchbury at risk of going of the Reservation re Trumble’s meeting with Trump.

  128. Makka

    Lenore still has it in for Stutch calling her ridiculous in a prior Insiders program.

  129. custard

    Stuchbury couldn’t even remember that the refugee deal was just a land mine left for Trump by Obummer.

  130. egg_

    Is Lesnore wearing a maternity/nana bra?
    She won’t need a tray table onboard an aircraft.

  131. Chris

    Lenore is ridiculous, ridiculousness on stilts. Her writing is passably spelled, but her ideas seem to be the product of the most ridiculous lefty sausage-machine, with not an ounce of inquiry as to whether even the stupidist activist is making sense.
    But you knew that.

  132. egg_

    KRudd’s interview was just a vox pops on the street – he must have just happened to have spotted the ABC crew (with his telescope)?

  133. Makka

    One of the very big attractions for Turnbull to adopt Gonski and defund the Catholic Ed system is that it will piss off Abbott and his supporters.

  134. Gab

    Don’t know if it’s already been posted, here’s a 10 minute interview with Dr Howard Brady on 2GB. More power to him!

  135. john constantine

    Their ruddfilth’s people would be in contact with their maaates in their abc taxfunded filthpit, all too easy to get spoonfed free publicity when it progresses leftism.

  136. Snoopy

    Le Snore says education funding must be good debt.

    The spending battle is lost. The only way it can be won is to slash income taxes by 50%. Then let PM Plibersek attempt to convince Australians that the way to improve our BBB S&P rating is to double income tax.

  137. egg_

    4Corners promo on the Energy/Gash Crisis seems to be featuring the Union wokkas – how about the bureaucrats who’ve allowed the wholesale dismantling of coal fired power stations.
    What about all of those ‘Green Energy’ jerbs in the alternate Economy?

  138. egg_

    PM Plibersek

    Looking more and more likely.
    Insiders had a few grabs from Albo on Edumacation.

  139. .

    Starve the beast eh? I like it as it forces a crisis, but the costs can be high.

    The Liberals should have cut spending and taxes each and every time and paid off the debt.

    It would be hard for the ALP and Greens to raise taxes each time they won office, or to argue they were going to or not going to do that.

  140. Tom

    their abc taxfunded filthpit

    Marvellous.

  141. Shy Ted

    While all you masochists were watching Insiders I was out for my walk trying to find a tolerable radio station (it’s Adelaide). And there was Tom Switzer on Radio National, an ABC conservative. Puff piece compiled by a gaggle of ABC lefties about migrant youth crime in Melbourne with right-wing Tom adding a few links. You all know the detail – disaffected, rejected, traumatized, good boys really. Brief comments from concerned fascist citizen who wants those convicted of crimes deported (apparently it can be done if gaol sentence is 12 months or more). Hard-right Tom didn’t offer any comment or opinion, just read from the script. Lotsa comment from centrist, mainstream SJW’s -“just children, we’ve failed to integrate them, must remember their traumatic background, we don’t give them enough money”. And then we heard from a reformed African angel convicted of kidnapping and given a 2 year suspended sentence – “I was homeless, just doing what my relatives and friends do, needed the money for drugs and alcohol, only stole his mobile phone which I didn’t really want, no job cos I’m black” ad infinitum. And besides the victim of the kidnapping was African. Anyway, after lotsa hugs at the Afro-Australian Hug Centre and football matches with VicPol and he’s rehabilitated. Completely. So he says. Anyway you know the script but I could be another token ABC conservative if they asked me. I can read from a script. I’d do it for half the price. That would really give Tony Jones some ammunition for the next Q&A. 3 ABC conservatives! 3!!

  142. egg_

    Bowers thinks he’s funny.
    Sad.

  143. Snoopy

    The Liberals should have cut spending and taxes each and every time and paid off the debt.

    Income tax cuts cuts will always pass the Senate, but most spending cuts won’t.

  144. Makka

    Oh dear. Stutch has a big cry for Fairfax. “We don’t have a big benefactor like the Australian taxpayer”.

  145. Tom

    The Liberals should have cut spending and taxes each and every time and paid off the debt.

    Why do people keep thinking the LNP is the party of small government and low taxes? That’s so last century.

  146. cohenite

    john constantine

    #2373407, posted on May 7, 2017 at 8:04 am

    The next push from their left is random drug and alcohol testing for legal, registered firearm owners.

    The gold medalist who lost his guns for driving around drunk with a gun in his car was a dickhead with obvious issues, but as we have seen, the car itself is as deadly a weapon when driven into crowds as a gun is.

    Their left want random alcohol testing of blokes on a hunting trip as they sit around the campfire at night, to be followed by random entry of gunowners homes to do breatho’s.

    If you want to own a gun, police made law is pushing for the firearms to be held in a special State owned centralised gun vault, where you go to sign them out, then take them back to be held by the State until you have the next State approved excuse for handling your own property.

    I’m sure you’re right. I intend asking these 3 what they are doing about it:

    http://www.shootersfishersandfarmers.org.au/our_people

  147. Shy Ted

    Caught the end of Insiders. Pic of Graham Perrett, ALP, with a black eye and a cut after falling over when laughing hard at a political comedy. Right fist to left eye is a better explanation.

  148. Snoopy

    The ABC staff collective is most unhappy that their diversity candidate for AOC chief failed miserably despite the full backing of $1.2 billion p.a.

  149. duncanm

    The penalties for 3D printing a gun are more severe than other firearms “offences”, IIRC.

    3d printing – meh.
    Simple one-shot pipe gun, or a blowback SMG is pretty straightforward.

    Philip Luty is your guide.

    I wonder if you get locked up for importing this: https://www.bookdepository.com/Expedient-Homemade-Firearms/9780873649834

  150. egg_

    Stutch has a big cry for Fairfax. “We don’t have a big benefactor like the Australian taxpayer”.

    Stutch: Meeja rules were ‘pre internet’ – let’s see how steam meeja handles the latest shake up/leg up.

  151. duncanm

    I understand the recent Perth SMG bust were Luty designs.

  152. egg_

    Offsiders is good value – Roy Masters coming out swinging for Coates/AOC.

  153. Thanks Gab.
    I have ordered Dr. Brady’s book and look forward to sharing his information with my warmist family and friends.

  154. Tom

    Since it has had its Mark Latham balls cut out, the new lefty-management-friendly Sky Outsiders is as boring as batshit.

  155. C.L.

    Pentecostalist Scott Morrison says he will crush Catholics:

    Scott Morrison vows to stare down Catholic backlash on school funding.

    Good luck with that.

  156. Shy Ted

    Agree Snoopy, and the wymmins are happy to return to the AOC despite the culture of bullying. But that’s quota for ya. But seriously John Coates, $750k+! You’re a public servant. That’s more than Mr Trumble and he’s the PM, the top man and worth every cent of what the US pays Donald Trump.

  157. Shy Ted

    Just in case you’re outside the loop, the USA pays Donald $1 p.a. as President. Donald insisted. Mr Trumble says he and Donald have a lot in common. Just not in the love of their country. Or desire to enrich themselves via you and I.

  158. Nick

    Crown has Le Pen from 6 to one out to 7
    Worth a $200 hunch.

  159. Makka

    Good luck with that.

    I see Labor has come out swinging for the Catholics as well. We now see the Abbott faction lined up with Labor against Turdball and the Greenslime.

  160. Nick

    Trumble says he and Donald have a lot in common.

    So much so that Turnbull never contacted him in the run up to the election, met with and endorsed Rubio from memory and then snidely dissed Trump during the election,

  161. C.L.

    Those Macron emails must be pretty boring.
    We keep hearing they were hacked but there’s nothing about the content.

  162. egg_

    Stutch has a big cry for Fairfax.

    I liked his jibe re the Greens supporting Fairfax journos but not extending that to the company that employs them.

  163. H B Bear

    Such diversity.
    That place is whiter than a Klan rally.

    To be fair their tame muzzy is in hiding.

  164. Nick

    Stutch has a big cry for Fairfax. “We don’t have a big benefactor like the Australian taxpayer”.

    Bingo. Here we have a salient difference between the Left and the Right. The Left expect their views to be publically funded as everything else seems to be these days.

  165. egg_

    I see Labor has come out swinging for the Catholics as well. We now see the Abbott faction lined up with Labor against Turdball and the Greenslime.

    Only Trumble could allow himself to be wedged with the Greens by Labor.

  166. Baldrick

    Insiders grab of KRudd on the street in NYC? giving his 5c worth on the PM’s visit.

    Who’s greatest diplomatic claim to fame was calling the Chinese ‘rat-fuckers’.

  167. OldOzzie

    Nick
    #2373485, posted on May 7, 2017 at 10:17 am
    Crown has Le Pen from 6 to one out to 7
    Worth a $200 hunch.

    Nick,

    No – as much as I would like Le Pen to win, she will be beaten

    With the final Ipsos poll showing victory for Macron with 63% of votes and Le Pen 37%

  168. Libby Zee

    Roy Masters coming out swinging for Coates/AOC

    The AOC is just the Australian branch of the IOC. Its primary goal and purpose is to continue the Olympics gravy train for its own bureaucrats and A Lister athletes, while ensuring that others pay for their privilege.

  169. Nick

    Insiders grab of KRudd on the street in NYC

    De Blasio is obviously allowing crack whores to solicit on the streets for blow jobs again

  170. notafan

    Yassmin made a brief Facebook appearance in the 5th to post a link to a story on Estonian tech start ups.

    That was all, got some love from her peps, but not much.

  171. incoherent rambler

    Good moonin’ cats.

  172. Nick

    Old Ozzie. I know. But at those odds. $200 is worth a punt. Good if she gets up.

  173. Baldrick

    Scott Morrison vows to stare down Catholic Liberal voter base backlash on school funding.

    It fixes it.

  174. Nick

    Yassmin made a brief Facebook appearance

    Cultural appropriation.

  175. egg_

    Politics and Sport:
    AOC boss John Coates rejects moves to reset strained relationship with Australian Sports Commission

  176. miltonf

    Scott Morrison vows to stare down Catholic Liberal voter base backlash on school funding.

    They seem intent on losing next year or whenever. Who are the governing for? The UN? The Canberra Mandarins?

  177. Tom

    With the final Ipsos poll showing victory for Macron with 63% of votes and Le Pen 37%

    Ipsos was one of the polling companies that failed to predict the UK Conservatives’ victory in 2015, Brexit and the rise of Trump because it has no methodology to deal with the fact that non-leftists in the electorate won’t tell pollsters of their voting intentions. In Australia, Ipsos works for Fakefacts.

  178. Myrddin Seren

    Venezuela is starving

    Nine in 10 homes said they don’t make enough money to buy all their food, according to the poll of living conditions. Nearly a third of Venezuelans, 9.6 million people, eat two or fewer meals a day, up from 12.1% in 2015, the poll found; four of out five in the nation are now poor.

    So if Maduro and the Chavistas can hold the line on the protests – eventually they will simply starve the unrest away. People will either be too weak to protest, submit for whatever crumbs fall off the table or die.

    Venezuelan Holodomor.

  179. H B Bear

    Insiders grab of KRudd on the street in NYC

    KRudd is the washed-up political equivalent of those guys with a bucket and a dirty rag at traffic lights. He should have some respect for himself, get an honest job and start giving $5 handjobs at gas stations.

  180. Gab

    Insiders grab of KRudd on the street in NYC

    I imagine he walks the streets of NYC with a sandwich board advertising he’s the former PM of Australia and available for interviews.

  181. Income tax cuts cuts will always pass the Senate, but most spending cuts won’t.

    So you link the two together in a piece of omnibus legislation, then let the Senate explain why they won’t approve the tax cuts. It’s not rocket science. You just have to ensure that the number of voters who will benefit from the tax cuts, outnumber the voters disadvantaged by the spending cuts.

  182. egg_

    KRudd is the washed-up political

    It must irk him that his Sunrise sidekick now has a better jerb – ‘No Ordinary Joe’ was in a few shots with Trumble, but that was it for his fix of the limelight.

  183. OldOzzie

    miltonf
    #2373505, posted on May 7, 2017 at 10:43 am
    Scott Morrison vows to stare down Catholic Liberal voter base backlash on school funding.

    They seem intent on losing next year or whenever. Who are they governing for? The UN? The Canberra Mandarins?

    When you look at the Turnbull Acolytes recently appointed to safe Liberal Seats – Trent Zimmerman, Julian Lesser, Jason Falinski – The Liberal Party is as Dead as a Door Nail

    Scott Morrison vows to stare down Catholic Liberal voter base backlash on school funding.

    With this stance alone, Scott Morrison and The Turdbull Party (Formerly The Liberal Party) are going to be Dead and Buried in the next Federal Election

  184. Myrddin Seren

    miltonf

    They seem intent on losing next year or whenever. Who are the governing for? The UN? The Canberra Mandarins?

    A few days ago one of the esteemed Cats ( regret I can’t readily recall who but BIG THANKS ) posted this link, in what seems a rolled, gold assessment of the state of the Turnbull United Party.

    Key extracts if you can’t bring yourself to give a page click to the New Daily ( spit ):

    “The Turnbull government is at war with the people. This is a government which hates their own constituents. …”

    Those are not the words of the opposition, but of one of the Liberal Party’s leading strategists of the past 20 years.

    Oh Dear. It gets worse:

    “The Turnbull government has attacked every core constituency, small business, superannuants, pensioners, families with children, all because they have a budget that is out of control.

    “They have not done anything about their own backyard. Public servants still fly at the front of the plane.”

    “This is a government which only listens to big business,” Mr Greene said. “Small business has been annihilated.”

    Mr Greene said the party’s drift from its base was compounded by the lack of professional political operatives now working in parliamentary offices.

    “I have never seen a set of government ministers more captured by their departments,” he said.

    When you look at them in action – Federal or State – it is hard to argue with his thesis that most of the Parliamentary and organisational wings are useless xunts – prey to the iron will of the likes of Photios and Kroger and utterly in the palm of their Sir Humphreys.

    About the only thing he missed is Malcolm’s steely narcissism driving him on to ruin, and Lucy ‘Lady Macbeth’ Turnbull, who has weaponised her Man-Child Malcolm to destroy the hated Liberal Party and avenge the father slighted by it. It is an epic tragedy.

  185. egg_

    Gina to KRudd on the Interpid – “try the pate – oh, I see you’ve had your fill”.

  186. miltonf

    Yes Bronwyn turned out to be a dead loss (maybe she stayed around too long- I used to think she was quite good back in the 80s) and instead they replaced her with someone who is indistinguishable from Labor.

  187. Motelier

    For those complaining about the current state of the libs, these clown are tye reflection of the party, or if you like, the symptoms and not the cause.

    The libs and now the nats need to be slapped like a red haired step-child* ant the next election.

    Show me a Liberal leader that something correct during the last two electoral cycles.

    In the main, they are fvcked. The left has done their job, oppositions do not win election, governments lose them.

  188. egg_

    “The Turnbull government has attacked every core constituency, small business, superannuants, pensioners, families with children, all because they have a budget that is out of control.

    “They have not done anything about their own backyard. Public servants still fly at the front of the plane.”

    Set in train by Abbott-Hockey, thoroughly rooted by Turnbull.

  189. Andrew

    With the final Ipsos poll showing victory for Macron with 63% of votes and Le Pen 37%

    Ipsos was one of the polling companies that failed to predict the UK Conservatives’ victory in 2015, Brexit and the rise of Trump because it has no methodology to deal with the fact that non-leftists in the electorate won’t tell pollsters of their voting intentions. In Australia, Ipsos works for Fakefacts.

    Sure. And if the country had 14% “shy conservatives” (not far short of the entire number that voted for her) then that would be relevant.

  190. miltonf

    That was a very good analysis Myrddin. I suspect this has been the case for a long time (going back to Fraser at least) but it’s become outrageously blatent now.

  191. egg_

    Politics and Sport

    Sydney had their own dash of the Kardashians recently with a Sydney boating skipper’s estranged missus in court sliming the Sydney Footy Show chick – but it seems like a meeja circus, with said chick fronting the Footy Show and ACA? protesting her innocence – I guess she had a reputation/income to protect – it’s probably been a boost to her publicity.

  192. srr

    Michael Heaver‏Verified account @Michael_Heaver 8h8 hours ago

    Whilst politicians pretend the streets are safe, a young man is being knifed to death in London nearly every day.

    LONDON: 10 KNIFE KILLINGS IN 11 DAYS

    Knife crime out of control as Mayor Sadiq Khan fails to take action.

    The ridiculous, escalating epidemic of stabbings and murders in London has sadly continued, with a 23 year old man murdered in Uxbridge.

    It came less than 24 hours after another man was knifed to death in Harlesden on Friday.

    10 people have been stabbed to death in London in less than a fortnight.

    Westmonster has reported on the surge in knife crime in the capital, with 3 men recently being murdered in less than 24 hours and a number of other brutal murders on the streets of London.

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been virtually silent on the issue, dedicating his time instead to campaigning for Labour.

    Sadiq Khan ✔ @SadiqKhan
    Top turnout in Tooting! So much support for @DrRosena – hundreds of supporters & activists speaking to the local community ahead of #GE2017
    2:29 AM – 7 May 2017
    53 53 Retweets 108 108 likes

    Disgusting. The soft approach to law and order has completely failed.* Time for harsher mandatory sentences and increased stop and search if we are to have any hope of stopping young men from carrying and using knives on a daily basis.
    ___________________

    * But it is NOT soft if you are warning, protecting and defending your loved ones and fellow Brits from the Pro-Islam UN Agenda Mobsters. The same here. We still have 3 Victorian men facing court this month for doing a short bit of street theater about Islam … but lets not talk about them either … don’t want to risk suffering any of that harsh law and order ourselves, do we … 😡

  193. cohenite

    When you look at them in action – Federal or State – it is hard to argue with his thesis that most of the Parliamentary and organisational wings are useless xunts – prey to the iron will of the likes of Photios and Kroger and utterly in the palm of their Sir Humphreys.

    About the only thing he missed is Malcolm’s steely narcissism driving him on to ruin, and Lucy ‘Lady Macbeth’ Turnbull, who has weaponised her Man-Child Malcolm to destroy the hated Liberal Party and avenge the father slighted by it. It is an epic tragedy.

    The issue is how will one make money with tits holding the reins of power with the gnarled fist of the CFMEU up his clacker. Maybe I should join a union and get an appointment to an Industry Super Fund.

  194. miltonf

    The other thing I still find extraordinary is that the hard core feminist/deindustrialization push out of canberra continues and is ratchetting up as if there was no change in government in 2013.

  195. srr

    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸‏Verified account @JackPosobiec

    What’s the French word for ‘collusion?’ #MacronLeaks
    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/861018589666701312/photo/1

    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸‏Verified account @JackPosobiec 46m46 minutes ago

    If the French media says they aren’t reporting on #MacronLeaks why are they all writing articles about me? 🤔

  196. Makka

    they replaced her with someone who is indistinguishable from Labor.

    The Libs are now completely convinced that their path to retain the Treasury lies in coveting the Leftist vote. This comes through with their rep selections, their approach to their appalling levels of spending, their prioritising of how funds are allocated, the issues they want public recognition for etc. They are all Leftist in nature and in funding and promotion. There is no mention whatsoever of cutting spend, smaller Govt, deregulation, meaningful cuts in our levels of theft like taxation, the regular squandering of taxpayer hard earned.

    The sooner the Libs are destroyed electorally the better.

  197. Crown has Le Pen from 6 to one out to 7
    Worth a $200 hunch.

    Cheapskates. I just got 9-1 at William Hill. Lazy $20. If I thought it would make any real difference, I would’ve not risked jinxing the French, but they’re damned good odds.

  198. miltonf

    I was really surprised that the independent guy didn’t get up in MacKelllar after BB quit. Still a lot of rusted ons apparently

  199. Myrddin Seren

    cohenite

    The issue is how will one make money with tits holding the reins of power with the gnarled fist of the CFMEU up his clacker. Maybe I should join a union and get an appointment to an Industry Super Fund.

    I do give thought to the future post-the-next-election ( I am not sure the Turnbull United Party will go the distance to 2019, Labor seems to be gearing up to a war footing already ).

    At this point and extrapolating the Victorianstan experience to all of Australia – it looks like if you want to make money in the National CFMEU USSR – join an organised crime gang. The corruption and looting of Australia’s wealth in to offshore bank accounts will go to eleventy as every vested interest stampedes for the money before it runs out. Australia always swings extreme on anything like a scramble. The looting of Australia will be on a par with the Sack of Rome.

  200. miltonf

    Turnball sorta makes Hawke and Keating look good.

  201. The issue is how will one make money with tits holding the reins of power with the gnarled fist of the CFMEU up his clacker.

    Cohenite, my son is a university qualified computer engineer, who prefers to work outdoors. So he is in the hi-rise construction industry. Although he has inherited my distaste for all things politic, including unions, he is nonetheless a fully paid up, card carrying member of the CFMEU.

    He is at work now, on an EBA site. He is on double time and a half (~ $100/hr), because it is Sunday. He also gets an additional $15.00 an hour because he worked yesterday (both days of a weekend). This is on top of super, holiday and sick pay, meal and travel allowance, and accruing long service leave. Plus he will get two days off at normal pay in lieu, somewhere down the track.

    Every now and again he contemplates setting up his own business, within the industry. However, the government of the day changes the rules and regulations so frequently, he reckons he’d go broke just trying to keep up. This is how it was under the Bligh Labor government when he started, continued unabated under the Campbell Newman LNP government, and remains business as usual under Anastacia Pony Girl.

    The truth is, for the average, hard working ordinary guy, it is usually easier to make a living under Labor and the unions, than it is under an LNP government in its current form. Nobody is under any delusion that it isn’t all going to end badly, but in the meantime, like so many others, he has a family and a mortgage to support, and he has chosen the path of least resistance.

  202. Brislurker

    The thing that puzzles me is why the limiting of funding for political parties is being pushed by the Libs. Don’t they realise it doesn’t matter, the industry super funds are where the money is and they are controlled by the unions. Hence any spending, and it was a lot last election, is freelance and for the ALP, the Libs have absolutely no means of competing.

  203. The other thing I still find extraordinary is that the hard core feminist/deindustrialization push out of canberra continues and is ratchetting up as if there was no change in government in 2013.

    That’s because to all intent and purpose, there wasn’t.

  204. miltonf

    Pretty much like 1975 when you think about it.

  205. The thing that puzzles me is why the limiting of funding for political parties is being pushed by the Libs.

    Because for the LNP, Labor and the Greens, it is petty cash compared to other sources of funds available, but it is lifeblood to the Minors – PHON, NXT, etc.

  206. Makka

    It looks like if you want to make money in the National CFMEU USSR – join an organised crime gang.

    Yep.That’s what it has come to. Disgraceful.

  207. Macca;

    Nuke Riyhad, Mecca, Medina.

    Too much collateral in Riyadh.

    When I was in Riyadh in the early nineties, I’d come to terms with the possibility that in case of conflict, the Arabs were just going to kill all the westerners anyway.
    People who are there now are just being meat shields even if they haven’t worked it out.

  208. miltonf

    Maybe I’m wrong but Hawke and Keating seemed to understand that you needed strong mining/agriculture/manufacturing/cheap energy to provide the population with a high living standard and to pay our way in the world. A different era I suppose.

  209. OneWorldGovernment

    miltonf
    #2373543, posted on May 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Maybe I’m wrong but Hawke and Keating seemed to understand that you needed strong mining/agriculture/manufacturing/cheap energy to provide the population with a high living standard and to pay our way in the world. A different era I suppose.

    They understood 3 things,
    – Big Government;
    -Big Unions; and
    – Big Business.

  210. rickw;

    My missus used to have heaps of gay friends, since we had our wonderful kids she’s put a mile between us and them.

    Smart move. You can’t keep maggots out of cow shit.
    She’d be a keeper, I reckon.

  211. H B Bear

    It must irk him that his Sunrise sidekick now has a better jerb – ‘No Ordinary Joe’ was in a few shots with Trumble, but that was it for his fix of the limelight.

    Staples, Koch-head and the mouthbreathers that watch breakfast TV are the reason he became PM in the first place. Staples still failing upwards like the rest of them and still at the taxpayers’ all you can eat buffet.

    F*ck them all to Hell.

  212. Frank

    Everything that is wrong with this absolute joke of a country in a single photograph.

    Just look at those smug, tax hoovering wankers.

    Mrs Sales is noticeable by her absence.

  213. Makka

    When I was in Riyadh in the early nineties

    I was only there for a couple of years in the early to mid 90’s, didn’t like the place and couldn’t understand the geography for some reason so getting around for me was a PITA.

    Lot’s of expats there at the time as you know. These days I’m sure it’s quite different and I’ve lost touch somewhat. Things did change dramatically for westerners after the trouble in Khobar. As long as the Saud’s retain control I think westerners will have a sufficiently safe environment. If that changes, all bets are off. One thing that can be relied on with the Saud’s is that are all focused like lasers on the money making ability of their Kingdom. Westerners are key to enabling that and the Saud’s are acutely aware of it.

  214. OneWorldGovernment

    How do I put in a Land Claim on Point Piper on behalf of my brothers?

  215. Des Deskperson

    Trigger warning: self -promoting oaf and oaf-ess:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4480898/Lisa-Wilkinson-quit-Today-save-marriage.html

    Lisa Wilkinson tells how she and hubby Fitz balance work and family in their mutually challenging but exciting careers.

    She reveals that she nearly gave up her wonderful but intensely challenging job to spend more time with the kids, but her hubby offered to give up his wonderful but intensely challenging job instead.

    There is no evidence in the article that either of them actually gave up their glittering jobs in the end, although IIRC, Fitz’s radio show tanked from poor ratings.

    We are also reminded, once again, that compassionate lefty Fitz appears to have become a tad unpleasant when he’d had a few: ‘He stopped caring when he had alcohol. He wouldn’t care too much what he’d say to me, he’d be careless he might upset me – and it actually takes a lot to upset me,’ she confessed. Anyhoo, he’s better now.

    The comments are interesting and suggest that seem people have finally had enough of this , err,
    power couple.

  216. The Deep State of USA has a win over Trump.
    From the Oz:
    President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Army has pulled his name from consideration after a siege by politicians and advocates who objected to stands he previously had taken on social issues.
    The nominee, Mark Green, withdrew Friday, citing “false and misleading attacks” against him.

    Green is a Christian, referred to Mr. Obama as “B. Hussein Obama” in Facebook posts, once said he wouldn’t tolerate the teaching of certain aspects of Islam in public schools, and has been criticised for saying transgender is a disease.

    No wonder he attracted opposition such as –
    Last week, nearly two dozen professors and teachers from service academies and military schools signed a public letter opposing Dr. Green’s nomination, and the American Military Partner Association, which advocates for marriage equality in the military, said it would oppose his nomination.

  217. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Le Pen at 8.5 at Sportsbet.

    Poop bum bugger.

    I still think Le Pen will win, but have it corruptly taken from her.
    If she is elected the violence that will follow will be nothing short of a civil war, and the ramifications for the unelected globalists/corporatists world wide will be overwhelming when factoring in it’s rejection by the States and the British.

    If she doesn’t win, the human misery that will follow in the long run, throughout Europe will be much worse.

    The absolute tragedy that is Australia, with it’s capitulation to the global elites, cannot be more obvious.

    The hologram of elitist filth , completely and wilfully ignorant of those who live on planet earth, parades his vacuous irrelevance visiting Trump, who sees straight through him and talks directly to the people of Australia through his speech at the Battle of the Coral Sea Remembrance function.

    If a socialist country like France can even nearly vote in Le Pen, what does it tell us?

    These people espouse sickening virtue signalling as a national pastime.
    But what do we know about virtue signallers on topics such as immigration?
    They are pure hypocrites.
    “We” should take refugees, means everybody but me.
    The French are French first and foremost, and their hypocrisy and virtue signalling has come back to bite them on the arse.
    But whatever a shit culture French is, the French know what it is to be French.

    Virtue signalling in a private ballot box is pointless.

    Australia has not been around long enough to have a solid and known culture, although it was becoming quite mature and confident (and very happy) by the 1980’s.
    One only has to look at what a free and happy Australia achieved in music and invention etc ,up until the left, through the march through the institutions killed it off as a priority.

    France has a known culture they are proud of, and understand, whether or not we like it, is irrelevant.
    We never had a chance to truly embed ours.

    We are now an Island lost at sea, in more ways than one.
    Whatever France does, whatever Europe does, whatever Britain or the USA does, will have no effect on our inevitable slide to become the next Venezuela.

    Our elites will ignore Brexit, and Trump and anything France may do, as they now hold the corrupt reins tightly, as we gallop toward a poverty stricken socialist backwater , and gorge themselves on the wealth they stole.
    The extra security they will need around their many mansions won’t be paid for by them, so who cares?

    Malcom Turnbull encapsulates in just the one person, every human character failing of the left and the elites you could possibly identify.
    He has not one redeeming quality.
    Maybe the culture that we nearly had long enough to dominate in this country may have been a bit crude, but the term Fuckwit, is uniquely Australian, and to all Australians reading that word, you understand it.

    When describing someone as a fuckwit, we know precisely all the nuances associated with it.
    A FW is dumb.
    A FW is beyond help, and doesn’t deserve any.
    A FW is ignorant and “witless”
    A FW is an annoying “other”, one of them, and proof that the system is rotten for them even to be relevant.
    A FW lives in their own bubble…………….etc

    All of that out of two syllables.
    3 syllables and there was a chance of flies getting in.

    Australia was great while it lasted, but it only lasted until around 1990.

  218. OneWorldGovernment

    I appreciate all the bally-hoo re the French elections but ‘golly gee whiz’, you are still voting for a communistic person whichever way you go.

    Which says something when our ‘liberal’ pm buys from France.

    FFS even the seawater extraction plants were French.

    And the thought of allowing French people into Australia fills me with horror. We have enough communistic arzholes of our own without adding more jihadi loving francs.

  219. bystander

    struth
    #2373554, posted on May 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    We are now an Island lost at sea, in more ways than one.

    Correct, although it hasn’t worried me so much since I started identifying as a hermaphrodite butterfly.

  220. Roger

    The European sickness unto death:

    “As Europe’s leaders have no children, they seem have no reason to worry about the future of their continent.Europe’s most important leaders are all childless: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron. The list continues with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.”

    “Europe today has little desire to reproduce itself, fight for itself or even take its own side in an argument”. — Douglas Murray, The Times.

    RTWT.

    Of course, we had our own childless woman of the Left who lost control of our borders.

    There’s no doubting that having children and grandchildren puts a different perspective on life and politics.

  221. Top Ender

    Just returned from MC’ing the Battle of the Coral Sea commemoration event in Darwin.

    Great turn out, with Colour Guard, from the US Marines; lotsa dignitaries, and a genuine WWII veteran who fought across half of the Pacific and survived the tell the tale.

  222. Fisky

    I think it should be unconstitutional for any leader to take the highest office unless they have biological descendants.

  223. OneWorldGovernment

    Fisky
    #2373562, posted on May 7, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I think it should be unconstitutional for any leader to take the highest office unless they have biological descendants.

    Bull.

    I want a died in the wool programmable Australian Robot so that we can get rid of bureaucrats.

  224. egg_

    She reveals that she nearly gave up her wonderful but intensely challenging job

    When’s her contract run out – Georgie Gardner and a few other young’uns must be breathing down her neck?

  225. Chris

    struth,
    Yes, yes but what can one DO?
    I propose:
    1) an interpretive ribbon-dance, binge-watched on youtube as a DDOS attack on NBN Corp earnings.
    2) National day of protest, whereon citizens barbecue steaks and sausages while drinking their beverage of choice;
    3) government grants for everyone – except the people that earned the money to pay for them.

    Oh wait.

  226. incoherent rambler

    I want a died in the wool programmable Australian Robot so that we can get rid of bureaucrats.

    Interesting. You could probably replace the “whatever spokesperson” with an mp3 player and three brief mp3 files.

  227. min

    Gab, Dr Howard Brady will be speaking on the 18th May, at 7.30 in Hawthorn East. Free entry but seating at venue must be booked. Sinc has my contact details for anyone interested.
    He will have new edition of book with him and of course a Q&A after.

  228. OneWorldGovernment

    incoherent rambler
    #2373566, posted on May 7, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I want a died in the wool programmable Australian Robot so that we can get rid of bureaucrats.

    Interesting. You could probably replace the “whatever spokesperson” with an mp3 player and three brief mp3 files.

    If they can create an online computer doctor then why not an online computer politician!

  229. stackja

    Parking officers make killing by having no parking signs
    BEN PIKE, URBAN AFFAIRS REPORTER, The Sunday Telegraph
    May 5, 2017 10:00am

    The leafy stretch of ­Ronald Ave, Greenwich, in Sydney’s north, may appear to be the perfect spot for drivers who work nearby. But it is almost impossible to park there legally.

  230. Gab

    Min

    Thank you. I wish I could make it but it’s just not possible then. I wish Dr Brady well and am sure it will be a good night.

  231. Gab

    But I will be purchasing his latest edition 🙂

  232. JC

    From a trader’s blog. This stuff is true, you know.

    France’s Macron is Married to a Child Abuser, Who is Celebrated by the Media

    In August of 2016, Rebecca Eileen Diebolt, 37, was sentenced to 6 months in jail and ordered to register as a sex offender for life — after having an affair with her student — who was 15.

    About a month ago, a Grand Forks teacher, James Whalen, was sentenced to 2 years in jail, ordered to register as a sex offender for life, for having an affair with his 15 year old student.

    The internet is littered with these sort of stories — teachers being jailed for inappropriate relations with their students.

    I have one more story to tell, this one is from France.

    Twenty-four years ago, Brigitte Trogneux, a French drama teacher, had an affair with a student — Emmanuel Macron. He was 15 years old at the time.

    According to the Washington Post, this is a good thing — fantastic.

    But Macron’s parents didn’t think so. They yanked him out of the private school and offered this message to Mrs. Trogneux, was married at the time with three children Macron’s age.

    “They were thinking that it would stop and did everything to make that happen,” Macron said, according to the new book.

    “I don’t know how I’d have reacted to it all myself,” he added.

    And his parents didn’t take the news lightly, asking Trogneux to keep away from their son, at least until he was 18 years old.

    She replied: “I can’t promise anything”.

    Macron’s mother said: “You don’t realize it, but you’ve had your life, he hasn’t… he wont be able to have children with you”.

    Just imagine your 15 year old boy having had an affair with his 41 year old teacher, who was married with kids his age. Now imagine you telling her to stay away from your child and she replied “I can’t promise anything.”

    Without a doubt, Macron is a victim here. A 15 year old doesn’t have the emotional stability to make sound decisions. She imprinted upon him when he was young and likely controls every aspect of his life — like a mother.

    Food for thought: the age of consent in Washington DC is 16. Had this relationship taken place in America, she’d been tossed in jail and branded as a sexual predator for the remainder of her life. But now, she’s likely to become France’s de facto first lady, revered by the media as an ideal for other young French women.

    Utterly contemptible.

    If that place goes down in flames you know why. There’s no integrity left in the place.

  233. OneWorldGovernment

    Or maybe we should drop all pretense and become full on franco/venezuala/cuba and ALL of us be employed by the State.

    For Victorian cfmeu Stazi dictatorship cowed and whipped proletariat what difference at this point does it matter.

    Back in the ancient ’70’s the then MMBW wukkas would go out and destroy water pipes to make work.

    You could watch news reels from Italy or Greece and there were blokes walking around in MMBW shirts, presumably Yakka Brand.

    The filth of European communistic perversion has circled the Globe.

    Lenin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Min, Marx, whomever. All taught by the French. Let alone what the Italians, Belgians, Germans and French did in the Middle East!

    Time to Nuke the bastards.

  234. struth

    struth,
    Yes, yes but what can one DO?

    I believe in the brown eye, and in some cases the pressed ham are fine forms to protest.
    The media are childish, they couldn’t help but report on it, and you could write your message on the least hairy cheeks.

    Seriously, it’s over.
    Get to the states and claim asylum from the asylum.
    At least they are fighting it.
    Do a Stan Grant and get a spray tan.
    If they reject you , tell them you are a Muslim and your name is Mustafa Leak.
    Trump may be in the white house but he hasn’t drained the swamp yet.

  235. egg_

    I want a died in the wool programmable Australian Robot so that we can get rid of bureaucrats.

    “G’day bloke – I’m your ‘Welcome to Country robot’ – get a load of my cyber didgeridoo!
    I used to have a job as a wind farm tour guide, but there wasn’t much interest.”

  236. Roger

    The Europeans are haunted by WWII in a way we find hard to imagine.

  237. OneWorldGovernment

    There isn’t a single legitimate enterprise you can undertake in Australia without having a license from the ‘government’.

    Crony capitalism was perfected in Australia.

    Even the so called ‘miners right’ has been eroded to not much now and that still required a license.

  238. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thank you for your application, sadly for you you were unsuccessful.

    Poll: Majority of Voters Do Not Want Chelsea Clinton to Seek Political Office

    Only 27 percent of registered voters say they would support Clinton if she ran for political office, while 48 percent said they would rather not see her run, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll.

    It’ll get even worse when the Clinton Foundation is probed. Then she may find herself in a 4 x 3 office with its own steel toilet.

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