Open Forum: March 10, 2018

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  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Now the socks are conversing with each other. Time to exit, stage left.

    LEftism is after all, the home of mental illness.

  2. Boambee John

    Or even southern Queensland!

  3. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors are demanding a life sentence for an Afghan migrant on trial in Germany for the rape and killing of a 19-year-old medical student in October 2016.

  4. areff

    the old men got first pick of all the young girls

    Not all aspects of Stone Age culture are without merit

  5. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ITALY: Attacked for Filming in a No-Go Zone

  6. P

    Nepenthe The Luminary. Cheers P. It’s very tasty, a bargain at $18 per bottle..
    I must get some more while it’s still on special.

    me too.

  7. Rae

    LEftism is after all, the home of mental illness.

    Stimp the Gimp (just missed out on an Oscar nomination) might take issue with that.

  8. struth

    P, this is a rough and tumble blog.
    I have not been on when you have said anything that resembles a troll.
    Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t.

    I never really get involved in labelling people trolls.
    I prefer to call them morons, dickheads, wankers, etc etc.

    The racist left we deal with here like testes or Monty, are they trolls or just jerks?
    I am not right up with the fine characteristics of what makes someone a troll.
    Because I don’t want to be.
    I just decide myself, and today I decided we have one commenting here who is off with the fairies so not worth continuing on with.
    I told him, I move on.
    Other folk here are well worth having a good stoush with, and it is a level of respect paid that you care enough what they think and what they can bring to the debate.
    Other times I respond to the left wing bullshit dribbled so that lurkers hear the truth.
    Get stuck in………………………

    I think the closest I’d get to what a troll is, it is those that have nothing to say about a particular subject but just stir shit about personalities.
    Who knows, who cares?

  9. overburdened

    Just had a great yarn with a bloke with roots to the water table.
    He knows what he knows very well.
    He is aware that his skillset will soon be forgotten.
    I wonder what happens when the power runs out on devices that make everything happen for people.

  10. Eyrie

    “Buy or pay America $50billion to protect our fuel supplies.”
    Just use Australia’s defence budget and outsource to the US Marines. Australians who want to be in the military can join the Australian Legion of the United States Marine Corps.

  11. overburdened

    P, this is a rough and tumble blog.

    Fuck someone save me

  12. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    We take the best and the left keeps the rest.

  13. Steve trickler.

    It’s a classic from the 80’s.

    “Kinky Sex Makes The World Go ‘Round”

    Greetings:This is the Secretary of War at the State Department
    of the United States
    We have a problem.
    The companies want something done about this sluggish
    world economic situation
    Profits have been running a little thin lately
    and we need to stimulate some growth
    Now we know
    there’s an alarmingly high number of young people roaming
    around in your country with nothing to do but stir up trouble
    for the police and damage private property.
    It doesn’t look like they’ll ever get a job
    It’s about time we did something constructive with these people
    We’ve got thousands of ’em here too. They’re crawling all over
    The companies think it’s time we all sit down, have a serious get-together-
    And start another war
    The President?
    He loves the idea! All those missiles streaming overhead to and fro
    Napalm
    People running down the road, skin on fire
    The Soviets seem up for it:
    The Kremlin’s been itching for the real thing for years.
    Hell, Afghanistan’s no fun
    So whadya say?
    We don’t even have to win this war.
    We just want to cut down on some of this excess population
    Now look. Just start up a draft; draft as many of those people as you can.
    We’ll call up every last youngster we can get our hands on,
    hand ’em some speed, give ’em an hour or two to learn how to use
    an automatic rifle and send ’em on their way
    Libya? El Salvador? How ’bout Northern Ireland?
    Or a “moderately repressive regime” in South America?
    We’ll just cook up a good Soviet threat story
    in the Middle East-we need that oil
    We had Libya all ready to go and Colonel Khadafy’s hit squad
    didn’t even show up. I tell ya
    That man is unreliable.
    The Kremlin had their fingers on the button just like we did for that one
    Now just think for a minute-We can make this war so big-so BIG
    The more people we kill in this war, the more the economy will prosper
    We can get rid of practically everybody on your dole queue if we plan this right.
    Take every loafer on welfare right off our computer rolls
    Now don’t worry about demonstrations-just pump up your drug supply.
    So many people have hooked themselves on heroin
    and amphetamines since we took over, it’s just like Vietnam.
    We had everybody so busy with LSD they never got too strong.
    Kept the war functioning just fine
    It’s easy.
    We’ve got our college kids so interested in beer
    they don’t even care if we start manufacturing germ bombs again.
    Put a nuclear stockpile in their back yard,
    they wouldn’t even know what it looked like
    So how ’bout it? Look-War is money.
    The arms manufacturers tell me unless
    we get our bomb factories up to full production
    the whole economy is going to collapse
    The Soviets are in the same boat.
    We all agree the time has come for the big one, so whadya say?!?
    That’s excellent. We knew you’d agree
    The companies will be very pleased.



  14. overburdened

    Come on you know you want to

  15. struth

    Fuck someone save me

    Hey, all I’ve read she has written , seems she’s fine.
    I haven’t read everything, so there you go.

    She seems like someone a little more polite than you and I.
    Ya fuckwit!!!

    LOL

  16. classical_hero

    No sane person would ever link to Joe H. Not worth replying to.

  17. Shy Ted

    It’s Saturday evening and… sob…The Week In Pictures… hasn’t been posted. This might be the end….

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    More non-publicity:

    Ali Curung is a community about 130km north of Tennant Creek, then left on dirt for 30km or so. There are a number of skin groups living there, and the normal levels of dysfunction – ie, astronomical.

    Yesterday some of the people found the body of a male Aboriginal adult, hanging off a tree by a garden hose. He’s been there several days, so was unrecognisable (therefore no payback, perceived or real) and animals had eaten part of his lower limbs.

    So at the morgue (in Tennant), as is the practice, they skinned his hands, and one of the attendants put gloves on and inserted them into the hand skin, Grigs-style. From there they got prints and identified him.

    He had a warrant out for his arrest for, wait for it……. sexual penetration of a child under 10.

    As the late Bob Ellis, much as I disliked his politics would say, ‘And so it goes…’

  19. Tom

    Patience, Shy Ted. WIP isn’t posted ’til later.

  20. Perhaps the most egregious conceit in Hildebrand’s amateurish essay on the Catholic Church was the contrast he drew between a rebel ‘church’ keen on homosexuality and the institutional church condemned by the Gillard Royal Commission. In fact, the RC merely catalogued the crimes committed – preponderantly – by homosexuals. So the contrast doesn’t even make sense. One man stood apart from the bath house seminary regime of Frank Little and others in the 1970s and then brutally cleaned up their disgusting, child-abusing mess.

    That man wasn’t George Bergoglio. It was George Pell.

    Amen. He cleaned the stables and this is the thanks he received.

  21. struth

    The left are busy inventing rape in universities, cops killing everyone, and White KKK everywhere, yet when the crime statistics soon start to come in, with the economic revival of the U.S, it will still be way down compared to Obummer’s reign of terror.
    Another major flow on benefit when the adoption of right wing policies are enacted.

  22. C.L.

    The left are busy inventing rape in universities, cops killing everyone, and White KKK everywhere …

    Don’t forget the Wussian bots.

  23. nemkat

    As the late Bob Ellis, much as I disliked his politics would say, ‘And so it goes…’

    That was Kurt Vonnegut’s catchphrase. He probly stole it, too.
    If you disliked Bob Ellis’s politics, why were you reading his blog?
    Trolling?

  24. Shy Ted

    Best line ever in The Nunindrag – As streaming giants ride the global upswing in TV storytelling, homegrown drama is conspicuously scant at Australia’s cash-strapped national broadcaster
    Skip the article and go straight to the comments- Yes, why are Australian creators and writers so universally awful at creating quality scripts? They all seem totally without genius, as though they’ve just come out of script-writing school with a mechanism but no real ideas.
    “Two dimensional characters without any redeeming features, snarling at each other and reciting clever-clever lines” exactly describes just about every local production I’ve seen in 15 years. I know there’s the very odd exception, but just can’t think of them at the moment.

    Yeh where’s the great ABC dramas? Instead there are all these deadly dull ABC quiz shows with unfunny comedians.
    The quiz show ‘Think tank’ has me longing for the much rerun episodes of “Grand Designs . From his stupid Glasses, predictable banter to the ridiculous costume Paul Macdermet is utterly woeful as the host of this very dull quiz show that has about half an hour’s content padded out to run for an hour.
    The torment of the left. It’s a wonderful time to be alive.

  25. P

    struth #2657252, posted on March 10, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    P, this is a rough and tumble blog.
    I have not been on when you have said anything that resembles a troll.

    You are an honest person. This shines through in all your comments.

    I promise you Struth that I’ve never said anything on this blog that is not absolutely true.
    I am by nature always totally honest, almost to the point of being on occasion tactless.

    I regret though that I’ve been ridiculed here of late, in most offensive terms, as being a sock and a troll.

    I am not any of the above.

  26. Rae

    So at the morgue (in Tennant), as is the practice, they skinned his hands, and one of the attendants put gloves on and inserted them into the hand skin, Grigs-style. From there they got prints and identified him.

    Unadulterated BS.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    Yesterday some of the people found the body of a male Aboriginal adult, hanging off a tree by a garden hose.

    Well he won’t be getting the hose again.

  28. Shy Ted

    The ABC is cash-strapped, that’s why it’s Shiite. Wish I was cash-strapped on $1.2bil.

  29. Infidel Tiger

    I swear that 90% of Catallaxy is lonely people engaging in a creative writing class.

  30. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I am not any of the above.

    then why are you here? facechooking is 3rd door on the left

  31. It’s Saturday Evening

    Gary Moore time

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Driver has new Porsche confiscated 10 minutes after buying it

    AAP
    7:40PM March 10, 2018

    A wannabe race car driver has lost his Porsche after filming himself driving more than double the speed limit along Melbourne’s Grand Prix Circuit.

    The 37-year-old bought the 2013 Porsche Cayenne about 10 minutes before being pulled over for driving 100km/h in a 40km/h along Albert Park’s Aughtie Drive on Saturday morning, police said.

    The man’s car was impounded for a month and he is expected to be charged on summons with speeding and using a mobile phone while driving.

    From the Oz. What part of the words “Fuckwit of the first order” does this bloke have difficulty in understanding?

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    nemkat,

    I never once commented on Ellis’ blog. I just think it’s interesting to see the lefty mindset. There were plenty of people disagreeing views on it anyway, so I didn’t see the need to add my voice to it. There’s no doubt he was an intelligent cat, but his politics weren’t my favourites, that’s all.

    Not that I need to explain myself to you, troll.

  34. cohenite

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #2657247, posted on March 10, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    ITALY: Attacked for Filming in a No-Go Zone

    Great right cross by Tommy.

    Everything is the white-man’s fault.

  35. Stimpson J. Cat

    I swear that 90% of Catallaxy is lonely people engaging in a creative writing class.

    Leave those economists alone.
    What did they ever do to you?

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    So at the morgue (in Tennant), as is the practice, they skinned his hands, and one of the attendants put gloves on and inserted them into the hand skin, Grigs-style. From there they got prints and identified him.

    Fingerprints?

    Russian Gov’t Says Not to Worry About These 54 Severed Human Hands Found in Siberia (9 Mar)

    A fisherman in Siberia made a grim discovery yesterday (March 8) while walking near the icy Amur River: 27 pairs of human hands, severed at the wrist and stuffed into a bag. Russian authorities said the hands were likely disposed of by a local forensics lab, bucking proper protocol.

    According to the Siberian Times, the fisherman found the bag of hands on a small river island near the city of Khabarovsk, Russia, located in the country’s far southeast about 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) from the Chinese border. The Amur River is a popular local fishing destination, the Times reported.

    According to the Siberian Times, it’s not unheard of for forensics labs in Russia to cut off the hands of unknown corpses in order to retain fingerprint information after the rest of the body has been discarded.

    Have to hand it to the Russians: they don’t bother with wussie stuff. Lop ’em off and stick ’em in a jar of bad vodka for safe keeping. Someone must’ve drank the vodka in this particular case.

  37. Shy Ted

    Also in The Cardigan – Labor v Liberal: who best runs the Australian economy?
    by Stephen Koukoulas
    An the winner is…
    On both measures, the level of economic growth and that growth relative to the US, Labor is a better performer than the Coalition.
    We were so blessed under Rudd & Gillard. Thank you, Wayne, thank you.

  38. nfidel Tiger
    #2657283, posted on March 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I swear that 90% of Catallaxy is lonely people engaging in a creative writing class.

    That is untrue and i have a poem that refutes such a slur

    The bird upon the wing,
    fellow traveler in time and space
    In my sights i see your form
    The sweet sound of the shot
    Die Mutherfucker Die
    Daddy is eating tonight.

    I think there is something in that for everyone.

  39. Infidel Tiger

    Why do we still have a fax machine?

    I went to the office today and we had received the first fax in several months. It was from some gook telling me she has taken control of some Libyan oil money and that it most definitely wasn’t a scam.

    For God’s sake. If she had just emailed me we could have had a deal.

  40. nemkat

    It was common practice, but not widely known, until a barge capsized in the Thames about 30 years ago, killing about 70 partygoers.
    Next of kin were incensed that the cops had severed the victims’ hands for I.D.purposes.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    Tee hee. Trump has all the insipid westies on a leash. Pay obeisance, show your money and you get a seat….under the table. Love it.

    Let’s just see what sort of bone The Donald throws over the fence to Trumble.
    Orthodox politicians and bureaucrats like to stay in the swim lanes … trade issues are confined to trade. Military and defence the same.
    But The Donald is a dealer. He has already hinted about military ties. I’ll bet we end up having some weird stew of trade, military and immigration concessions.

  42. zyconoclast

    egg_
    #2657225, posted on March 10, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    The controversial Among The Barbarians: The Dividing Of Australia by Paul Sheehan was the book gift.

    Excellent book. I remember getting it when first published.

    BTW What has Paul Sheehan been doing since he got the boot for Fairfax?

  43. Knuckle Dragger

    BoN,

    Yep – fingerprints. They don’t cut the hands off any more because if they’ve shrivelled etc it makes it ten times as hard to get prints off them. Like fingerprinting yourself if you’ve been in a pool for three hours – it goes all wrinkly.

    Makes more sense now to just cut the skin off the hand itself and put a normal size finger/hand into it, like a glove. That way the dead skin stretches and you get prints far easier.

    It all goes into the big Y shaped cut in the chest anyway. I won’t go into more specifics, as people have probably had dinner by now.

  44. zyconoclast

    Record Number of UK Terror Arrests, Surge 58 Per Cent in One Year

    Yes but what about those right wing extremists saying nasty things?
    Lock ’em up you say?
    That’s a relief.

  45. Shy Ted

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump

    Spoke to PM @TurnbullMalcolm of Australia. He is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship. Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don’t have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia!
    Fake news I’m afraid. If he had tweeted Spoke to PM @TrumbleMichael of Australia I might have believed it.

  46. zyconoclast

    Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata in d minor, K. 1

  47. zyconoclast

    Avi Avital plays Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto in C Major | The 8th Osaka International Mandolin Fes..

  48. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Why The Media Hates Talking about South Africa

  49. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    The ARU cannot manage a profit; can pay useless has-been-never-was Kwadie Cooper $650,000 pa to strut about at Club level, unworthy of national selection; scoffs at recommendations by Simon Poidevin and Brett Papworth for improvement of the game (they take not one dollar for their lifetime of work in club rugby); but it does subscribe to the very best of world’s best practice in the things that matter.

    Young disciples of the game aspire to the job of ball boy, scampering up and down the sideline making the ball available for play. All of their friends turn up to watch them. Tonight I see they now wear a job title on the back of their shirt … “Ball kid”. Not “ball boy”, not “ball girl”, not nothing at all, which is how it has been for as long as I can remember.

    This ever so sensitive attention to detail can bring only admiration of our great nation in the eyes of the world.

  50. classical_hero

    The left are insane. Willingly to do anything to criticise President Trump.

    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=58064

  51. Leigh Lowe

    Test Cricket …
    Reports that Little Davey has made comments about Hashim Amla’s wives.

  52. cohenite

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #2657314, posted on March 10, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Why The Media Hates Talking about South Africa

    Because blacks are more racist than whites?

  53. Knuckle Dragger

    Little Davey might find himself minding everyone else’s gear if that’s the case, LL.

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why The Media Hates Talking about South Africa

    Because blacks are more racist than whites?

    Africans were promised Utopia under black majority rule, and the new boss is the same as the old baas?

  55. twostix

    A terrible article. He wants a church that is nothing more than the religious wing of the ALP. His boilerplate about the ‘Dark Ages’ was historical tosh. A complete dummy.

    lol it’s true.

    The two “heavy hitter” white male “conservative” writers in this country are basically retards.

    They could literally turn up here and start commenting and would indistinguishable from the mens shedders.

  56. Lady Nilk, Iron Bogan

    Haha – IIRC you used to exchange interstate emails with our mutual friend Kay.

    Egg I’m still in touch with Kae. 😀 She’s another excellent member of Blair’s Flying Monkey Squad.

  57. egg_

    I miss our American mates such as El Cid (Tizona blog) IIRC he and Rabz were a bit of a tag team.

  58. egg_

    Kae was quoted on meeja watch, hehe.

  59. struth

    We have men’s shedders here?

    I need to pay more attention.

  60. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Lady Nilk, Iron Bogan at 11:11 pm:

    ” Haha – IIRC you used to exchange interstate emails with our mutual friend Kay.

    Egg I’m still in touch with Kae. 😀 She’s another excellent member of Blair’s Flying Monkey Squad.”

    Kae was the first person to make comment to me when I first entered these forums about a decade ago, via Tim Blair’s I think, noting that we grew up a couple of miles away from each other in inner western Sydney. She is credible, a straight talker and good value.

  61. Gab

    Sarah Saunders being awesome again. Go to the 10:16 minute mark and watch as she gracefully slaps down a snarky reporter in answer to the stupid question about why Trump is elevating North Korea’s Kimmy.

  62. Top Ender

    P – thanks for the Clive stories…always enjoy your posts…

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Turn it up as loud as you can…

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shrieking gale here in the Wild West, and a call out to a bushfire this afternoon – cause “suspicious.” I get to drive the big white truck with the flashing lights, but they won’t let me play with the siren…one day..

  65. zyconoclast

    Shrieking gale here in the Wild West, and a call out to a bushfire this afternoon – cause “suspicious.” I get to drive the big white truck with the flashing lights, but they won’t let me play with the siren…one day..

    Windmill time.

    Nope

  66. struth

    Shrieking gale here in the Wild West, and a call out to a bushfire this afternoon – cause “suspicious.” I get to drive the big white truck with the flashing lights, but they won’t let me play with the siren…one day..

    You had to settle for playing with your horn?

    There’s always a bloody gale in the land of the “Freo doctor”
    Doesn’t start settling down until you get up around Kalbarri.

    I used to love all that wind when cruising around Perth as a young fellow.
    Best looking girls in Australia, all tackling their skirts up around their ears.

  67. Knuckle Dragger

    I’ll second that Struth.

    I’ve only been to Perth four times, but each time – geez, the ladies there are magnificent…..

  68. Infidel Tiger

    I used to love all that wind when cruising around Perth as a young fellow.
    Best looking girls in Australia, all tackling their skirts up around their ears.

    Easily the best looking sheilas in the country.

    A Perth 6 is a Melbourne 10. And believe me I am being very kind to Melburnian girls

  69. Combine Dave

    I used to love all that wind when cruising around Perth as a young fellow.
    Best looking girls in Australia, all tackling their skirts up around their ears.

    Easily the best looking sheilas in the country.

    A Perth 6 is a Melbourne 10. And believe me I am being very kind to Melburnian girls

    And a Brisbane 10 a Perth 3?

  70. zyconoclast

    Good job Catholic School

    Power move: Why this Sydney private school is suiting up its girls

    Rather than focus on your rather ordinary academic performance as measured by NAPLAN you worry about changing the girls uniforms so the students can look like Penny Wong.

  71. Infidel Tiger

    From my limited encounters with Queensland sheilas I’d say they are doing okay. I would probably have had them in second position.

    I just can’t speak badly enough about Melburnian girls though. What the fuxk is going on with the make up ladies? Are you buying it from Bunnings at a trade discount?

  72. C.L.

    Ahahahaha.

    Bid to rewrite Abbott removal

    DENNIS SHANAHAN
    As deadline nears, Malcolm Turnbull and his ministers are trying to change the narrative around why Tony Abbott was dumped.

    The Australian.

  73. Pete of Perth

    Faaaark, just aired the cadmium column….. nitrate analysis. I blame #wussia & Monty.

  74. C.L.

    Private girls school getting rave reviews for decision to force students to dress like boys.
    Weirdly, this is hailed in the SMH (imagine) as a victory for the feminine.

    The SMH actually tied up a ‘reporter’ to launch the following investigation:

    Few girls are wearing the pants in Sydney

    Fairfax Media looked at the current uniform policies of more than 100 non-government schools across Sydney, and found just two other independent schools that offer pants or shorts to female students as part of the regular (non-sport) uniform.

    The suffering. The ongoing suffering of contemporary Western women.
    Schools are not ‘offering’ pants to girls.

  75. struth

    I got myself a Perth Girl when I lived over there, which I swore I would do.

    A gorgeous voluptuous Brunette, looked like a young Katherine Zeta Jones when she was still doing shows in England/Wales.
    A stunning girl, you know the type that…….hello,…. everybody wants to be mates with me!

    We got engaged but didn’t make it to the wedding before we broke up.
    She ended up marrying a cop, living in Kunnunurra and is so large now, she wears a two man tent.

    However, her girls are already gobsmackingly beautiful.

    Now I got myself a Good Queensland girl, they seem to always be busy and relatively happy.
    They like wearing shiny clothes and bright things, and never stop talking.

    I remember talking to my dad about why I didn’t get married to the Perth girl, (he was hoping I would) and I rattled off a few reasons, one being that she just had nothing to say.
    The words,” you’ll be very glad of that later in life”, couldn’t fall from his mouth fast enough.
    I take his point.
    Even though this is a true story…..
    How’s that for my creative writing class?

  76. Bruce in WA

    Then there is the Personal Mirror. “I’ll look into it.”

    I used to call one of the company directors where I worked ‘The Gynaecologist’ — for the same reason.

  77. struth

    What the fuxk is going on with the make up ladies? Are you buying it from Bunnings at a trade discount?

    They draw their eyebrows on with a wide tipped brown texta.

  78. C.L.

    Further … an absolute ban on skirts is now on the agenda:

    Last year, Western Australia made it mandatory for all government schools to offer the option of pants and shorts to female students, following a campaign by advocacy group Girls’ Uniform Agenda. Victoria vowed to do the same.

    A spokeswoman for the group said Santa Sabina’s move represents “a significant step forward” by providing a strong example, especially to other non-government schools.

    “Private and Catholic schools in particular have held on to time-old traditions requiring girls to wear dresses and skirts, when our modern times dictate that girls should have the right to choose what they are comfortable wearing, including the option of shorts or pants,” she said.

  79. Infidel Tiger

    They won’t be able to ban skirts when the boys demand to wear them.

    This is a tragic time in history to be growing up. Treasure your kids folks, they need all the help we can give them.

  80. Knuckle Dragger

    I saw a picture in a magazine the other day. It was of a very nice looking young girl, apart from the eyebrows which had apparently been drawn on in Texta, but also – not one word of a lie – trailled from the outside of the eyebrow back in, until they met in the middle of her forehead.

    Of her forehead, for Christ’s sake. How is this attractive? What is wrong with this country?

    Eyebrows meeting in the middle from the outside, models carrying wax copies of their own heads down catwalks – who the hell dreams this up, and why is it attractive? The end is indeed nigh.

  81. zyconoclast

    Good job Catholics

    Further … an absolute ban on skirts is now on the agenda:

    You expect this in Victoriastan public schools
    Victoria to change state school uniform policy to let girls wear shorts or pants instead of dresses and skirts

    But the Catholic schools just love this stuff.
    Transgender students drive change at Catholic school
    A CATHOLIC school in Lismore has received widespread praise for allowing two transgender students to dress in school uniforms more aligned with their gender identity.

    The two students wore their preferred uniforms for the first time on Monday, Trinity Catholic College principal Brother John Hilet said.

    “I saw one of them during the day and they sort of gave me a thumbs up, so things seem to be going okay,” he said.

    “I spoke to the second student before the end of the day and they were very happy with how everything had gone.”

    Single-sex schools in transition as transgender students gain acceptance
    Jeremy Beach was the only male student at his Catholic girls’ school, Avila College.

    For the first time, the region’s peak body for girls schools, the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia, is urging its members to support transgender students.

    This includes males who transition to females and want to enrol in girls’ schools, and females who transition to males and want to remain in girls’ schools.

    Micah Scott, the chief executive of LGBTI youth group Minus 18, said single-sex schools faced a unique challenge.

    A teacher who suspected Jeremy was struggling with his gender identity emailed him a link to a documentary about Lieutenant-Colonel Cate McGregor, who came out as a woman in 2012.

  82. Steve trickler.

    He’s on the ball this bloke. From 2015.

    Look what has happened since.



  83. Fisky

    CATO Institute scholar endorses zombie Democrat hack over Trump, despite Trump’s massive tax cuts and deregulation.

    (((Alex Nowrasteh)))

    @AlexNowrasteh

    Terry McAuliffe’s vision for the Democratic Party is more favorable to the free market than Trump’s National Populism. The Dems would dominate if they listened to him & ignored Bernie.

  84. None

    Cargolic achools are undrr seige as most teachers (who may not be Catholic) are lefties and parents argue they have a right to demand change as they pay fees. The odds of two trsnsgender in one achool tells me we have a fad and the involvement of teachers in pushing kids towards transsexualism is sinister not to mention pure child sex sbuse. They have no authority or competence on these atters either. Most kids grow out of this phase. Those that don’t usually are abused or traumatised and pushing them towards transgenderism isife threatening. The Catholic school authorities should put their foot down and start firing teachers.

  85. None

    Catholic schools are under seige as most teachers (who may not be Catholic) are lefties and parents argue they have a right to demand change as they pay fees. The odds of two transgender in one school tells me we have a fad and the involvement of teachers in pushing kids towards transsexualism is sinister, not to mention pure child sex sbuse. They have no authority or competence on these matters either. Most kids grow out of this phase. Those that don’t usually are abused or traumatised and pushing them towards transgenderism is life threatening. The Catholic school authorities should put their foot down and start firing teachers. Yeah I’m dreaming.

  86. Infidel Tiger

    Australian GDP grew by 2.4 per cent last year and per capita growth was 0.8 per cent. That is, two-thirds of last year’s economic growth came from population and most of that from immigration.

    Australia is moving from being a resources economy to a “human beings” one. Domestic demand is growing strongly as a result of both population growth and tourism (which added 1 per cent to growth in the December quarter). Both net exports and real national income per capita fell.

    So Australia’s actual national economic strategy, as opposed to the pretend one, is to simply add numbers — not to encourage jobs and growth through tax cuts — and it has been since 2005, when John Howard doubled average immigration from 100,000 per year to 200,000.

    Ponzi!

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/alan-kohler/the-great-australian-housing-gap/news-story/2114dd7cc8849b8d426e737b344af3bb

  87. Tom

    For IT — from a splendid Week In Pictures: International Women’s Day Edition.

  88. rugbyskier

    Thanks Tom, I laughed out loud at the BBC headline. The eighth one down has a glaring error- ‘could of (sic) ironed it’, it should be ‘could have ironed it’.

  89. LNP insider

    I can report to the cat that George Brandis has been replaced by a 35 year old conservative woman in Amanda Stoker. A great win for conservatives against the lobbyists and the moderates.

  90. Entropy

    Amanda Stoker is apparently Christian Right, whatever that means these days, but the truth, is, just another fucking lawyer.

  91. feelthebern

    From watching a range of news channels this morning:
    1) Tariffs are the devil;
    2) Speaking to NK is the devil.

    Trump has turned the most hardened lefties in free traders overnight.
    5D chess.

  92. rickw

    Africans were promised Utopia under black majority rule, and the new boss is the same as the old baas?

    I don’t get why Africans are so up for decolonisation, how many times does it need to end in disaster before they conclude that they should just leave whitey in charge?

  93. rickw

    Trump has turned the most hardened lefties in free traders overnight.

    I think he’s going to move hard against Xi Jinping, the purpose of his outrageous comments on presidency for life was to get the lefty communist lovers to decry the idea of a president for life.

  94. feelthebern

    The biggest impacts re steel & aluminium tariffs from the US are Brazil & Russia.
    Most Chinese steel production stays within the region.

  95. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I don’t get why Africans are so up for decolonisation, how many times does it need to end in disaster before they conclude that they should just leave whitey in charge?

    they would rather 100% of nothing than 10% of something

  96. feelthebern

    Funny that I keep hearing that China is majorly impacted by this – they are not.
    Funny that I hear nothing about Russia being negatively impacted by this.
    Maybe that doesn’t fit the narrative that Russia & Trump are in some form of homo-erotic relationship.

  97. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Australia is moving from being a resources economy to a “human beings” one. Domestic demand is growing strongly as a result of both population growth and tourism (which added 1 per cent to growth in the December quarter). Both net exports and real national income per capita fell.

    there you go, that’s our only remaining comparative advantage, a home for barbarians, all and sundry.

  98. OldOzzie

    President Trump hits global reset button from Paris to Pyongyang

    For a man who has been in the public limelight for more than 30 years, it is remarkable how little Donald Trump is properly understood, simply because he is now the president of the United States and no longer a real-estate magnate and media celebrity.

    When I was in the White House, and even today, if ever I am asked to help explain the way President Trump thinks and acts, I always start with the same advice: Read “The Art of the Deal.” For diplomats, journalists or simply the unconvinced, this is the quickest and most accurate way of understanding just how much America changed when we chose the iconoclastic non-politician for the highest office in the land.

    Recent decisions from the Oval Office, especially on steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as the developments out of the Korean peninsula, underscore the enormity of the shift in the American politics and our role in the world as a nation which shapes geopolitics as opposed to just riding along its wavetops and being buffeted by events.

    One of the earliest declarative statements from “The Art of the Deal” is the advice Donald Trump gives that you should never ever be so invested in a yet-to-be-sealed deal that you cannot walk away from it at any juncture. This attitude informed President Trump for nigh on half a century in the private sector, and it still informs his decisions today as president, from the Paris Accord to NAFTA.

  99. duncanm

    I know many of you are getting sick of JP, but I had to share this quote from the Oz. It gave me a chuckle this morning.

    And it’s not common to find somebody on the side of humans. We keep getting told how appalling we all are. How the planet has too many people, and how we are wrecking everything. And I ­always think, there’s an easy solution if you think the planet has too many people. You could leave. But, of course, the people who most want to say that are never the ones who think they should be culled. It’s other people they want to cull.

  100. feelthebern

    Karl Rove – who should be in jail – is on Fox talking about how the DNC is having their own “tea-party” moment.
    DNC insiders are having to spend millions to beat grass-roots candidates in primaries across the country.
    & typically these DNC insiders are white males.
    & typically the grass roots candidates are minorities or female.
    If the DNC is already broke & they are having to spend mega bucks at the primary stage:
    1) It is hard to see them flipping the house at the mid terms;
    2) It is hard to see them beating Trump in 2020.

  101. OldOzzie

    Jared Kushner is quietly tackling Washington’s swamp

    (CNN)President Donald Trump set out to drain the Washington swamp, and perhaps no one has aided him more effectively than senior adviser Jared Kushner.

    As Kushner continues to make government accountable to the people, the Washington swamp — including the media and DC bureaucracy — has retaliated with a Kushner takedown effort, hiding or downplaying his accomplishments while engaging in character assassination.

    With little fanfare, Jared Kushner is quietly tackling Washington’s slow, outdated modus operandi while simultaneously engaging in high-level diplomacy that promotes America’s interests on the world stage.


    But you would be hard-pressed to find much positive media coverage of these or Kushner’s other achievements
    . A barrage of contrived smear stories about Kushner’s interactions with CEOs or security clearance dominate — attacks clearly fueled by those who resent Kushner’s plans to change Washington.

    The White House’s Office of American Innovation was set up to bring “new thinking and real change” to the country’s toughest problems. By working with our nation’s brightest tech CEOs, Kushner’s office is modernizing federal government in order to effectively serve the people. His work at streamlining government is starting to take shape.

  102. OldOzzie

    feelthebern
    #2657429, posted on March 11, 2018 at 7:46 am
    DNC insiders are having to spend millions to beat grass-roots candidates in primaries across the country.
    & typically these DNC insiders are white males.
    & typically the grass roots candidates are minorities or female.

    According to Assange

    ASSANGE WARNS: CIA FLOODING INTO DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR 2018 MIDTERMS

    If Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms, as many as half of their new reps will be former military intelligence personnel, according to a bombshell new report from the World Socialist Web Site.

    Julian Assange tweeted out the bombshell report Friday on Twitter:

  103. feelthebern

    Will be a touch morning for Scrotum face this morning.
    I imagine he’ll have to move the discussion onto Tony Abbott pretty quickly.

  104. Baldrick

    I can report to the cat that George Brandis has been replaced by a 35 year old conservative woman in Amanda Stoker. A great win for conservatives against the lobbyists and the moderates.

    Amanda was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 2006. She practiced at Minter Ellison in Sydney, and worked with the Commonwealth in Brisbane prior to commencing at the bar in 2011. She is a former associate of then Justice IDF Callinan AC QC of the High Court of Australia, and of Justice PD McMurdo on the Supreme Court of Queensland, when his Honour was on the commercial list. She is a sessional academic at Central Queensland University, and has lectured in contract, evidence and statutory interpretation.
    Check out the rest of her resume here.
    Real life experience = nil.
    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  105. Tom

    The Valspar Championship (named after its sponsor, a paint maker) is a relatively obscure event in American golf that normally attracts a field of triers who can’t get into the more highly-rated weeks. It’s turning out to be one golf’s most watched non-major tournament this year because, barely a month after resuming following a two-year layoff to mend his broken body, 42-year-old Eldrick Woods is tied for the lead.

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    For IT — from a splendid Week In Pictures: International Women’s Day Edition.

    The Cat has hit the big time! Steve Kates’ economic theory article is one of Powerline‘s picks links this morning.

    Another of the picks links is Steyn’s Loopy Lou, which is a fine read too. The madness of crowds and groupthink are signature hallmarks of the Left these days.

  107. OldOzzie

    STORMY DANIELS? SERIOUSLY?

    The Democratic Party New York Times headlines: “The Stormy Daniels Scandal Gets Serious.” Let’s just pause on that. President Trump’s alleged dalliance with Ms. Daniels occurred, if it occurred at all, 12 years ago. Long before he was a presidential candidate, let alone president. How much interest has the Democratic Party New York Times shown in sexual relationships entered into by John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, or any other Democrat more than a decade before entering public life? Nevertheless, the Times argues that this is somehow a big deal:

    The Times soon goes around the bend:

    Finally, the Daniels story is germane to the overriding scandal of the Trump administration, the one involving Trump’s relationship with Russia. Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy who compiled an infamous dossier of opposition research on Trump, wrote that Russia could blackmail Trump with evidence of his “sexual perversion.” Nothing we know of Daniels confirms the dossier’s outré claims about what such perversion entailed. The NDA does, however, show that Trump was susceptible to blackmail.

    Earth to the New York Times: Donald Trump doesn’t have a relationship with Russia! This is a bizarre fantasy that makes the Times and other Democrats look stupid. In any event, Stormy Daniels has nothing to do with Russia, one way or another. And for the Times to accuse our president of “sexual perversion,” on the basis of absolutely zero evidence, is a low blow even by the standards of the Democratic Party press.

  108. OldOzzie

    What Is a “Refugee”? The Jews from Morocco versus the Palestinians from Israel

    – The Arab exodus from Israel in 1948 was the direct result of a genocidal war declared against the newly established Jewish state by all of its Arab neighbors, including the Arabs of Israel… approximately 700,000 local Arabs were displaced.

    – Approximately the same number of Jews were displaced from their Arab homelands during this period. Nearly all of them could trace their heritage back thousands of years, well before the Muslims and Arabs became the dominant population. …The most significant difference is between how Israel dealt with the Jews who were displaced and how the Arab and Muslim word dealt with the Palestinians who had been displaced by a war they started. Israel integrated its brothers and sisters from the Arab and Muslim world. The Arab world put its Palestinian brothers and sisters in refugee camps, treating them as political pawns — and festering sores —in its persistent war against the Jewish state.

    The time has come – indeed it is long overdue – for the world to stop treating these Palestinians as refugees. That status ended decades ago. The Jews who came to Israel from Morocco many years ago are no longer refugees. Neither are the relatives of the Palestinians who have lived outside of Israel for nearly three quarters of a century.

  109. nemkat

    Baldrick at 8:04 am
    Check out the rest of her resume here.
    Real life experience = nil.
    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

    Looks like she’s achieved a fair bit to me.
    You sound like an unfunny troll who’s never voted Liberal in his life, and never intends to start.

  110. Stimpson J. Cat

    (((Alex Nowrasteh)))

    What do those brackets mean?
    Libertarian?
    Or is he a European style socialist?
    Does it mean he can wear three Bowties at once?

  111. Stimpson J. Cat

    I know many of you are getting sick of JP, but I had to share this quote from the Oz. It gave me a chuckle this morning.

    Not when he makes sense and is going after Commies.
    Then he is a righteous leaf of wrath and at his best.

  112. OldOzzie

    No New Special Counsel By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY March 10, 2018 6:30 AM

    “What’s good for the goose . . .” is more an understandable impulse than a useful rule of thumb in legal controversies, particularly legal controversies in which an error has been made.”

    The White House and congressional Republicans have watched in ire as the Trump administration has been tied in knots by the no-boundaries Mueller investigation. “Okay,” they’re thinking, “now, it’s payback time.” There appear to have been highly irregular investigative tactics used in probing the Trump campaign — particularly, but not exclusively, by the Obama administration. Why not, then, appoint another special counsel to squeeze the squeezers? Why not turn the tables?

    It’s a bad idea.

    Original Sin: A Prosecutor but No Crime

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made a foundational error in appointing Robert Mueller to be special counsel to investigate . . . well . . . um . . . come to think of it, that was the error: The investigation has no parameters, and thus no limitations.

    Investigations conducted by prosecutors are supposed to be rooted in known crimes

    As we have repeatedly observed (see, e.g., here, here, and here), Rosenstein failed to adhere to the regulations, appointing Mueller to conduct a counterintelligence investigation.

    In the Mueller appointment, then, counterintelligence is camouflage for something that should never happen: a special counsel unleashed to hunt for crimes to prosecute despite the absence of known crimes warranting appointment of a special prosecutor.

    So now, predictably, we have this absurdity: A special counsel, whose purported mandate is to probe Russian interference in the 2016 election and any possible Trump-campaign “collusion” in it (whatever that means), is looking into whether Jared Kushner’s financial woes influenced Trump-administration policy towards Qatar.

    Collusion with Russia? That is so two tweets ago!

  113. stackja

    ‘African-American’ Favored By Many of America’s Blacks – NYTimes.com
    Jan 31, 1989 – CHICAGO, Jan. 30— A movement led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson to call blacks African-Americans has met with both rousing approval and deep-seated skepticism in a debate that is coming to symbolize the role and history of blacks in this country. The term, used for years in intellectual circles, is gaining…

  114. calli

    What do those brackets mean?

    It’s a signal that he’s a J-w. Names reverberating through history.

  115. calli

    But it could mean the other things as well. 😃

  116. Eddystone

    Just popping this in here, via Blair.

  117. OldOzzie

    Mud, sweat and tears of joy as Queensland’s big dry ends

    The best rain in more than six years across many parts of ­western, north and central Queensland has turned baked plains muddy, flooded creekbeds through to Birdsville and put a spring in the step of hundreds of outback families.

    Cattle prices jumped this week at the Roma saleyards as farmers rushed to secure livestock to replenish herds depleted by the long drought, after the downpour of the past five days across drought-declared ­regions including Winton, ­Longreach, Richmond and Muttaburra.

    For many farm kids such as the Cuddihys — Ted, 5, Maeve, 3, and Margot, 2 — who live on the 35,000ha Trafalgar Station, 70km south of Charters Towers, it was the first chance of their lives to swim and mud-bathe in flooded Balfes Creek.

    “We had our best rain a fortnight ago when we had 100mm in a couple of days — more than for all the previous year — but this time all the water has come down the creek from solid rain 50km upstream,” said mother Jayne Cuddihy. “It’s so exciting; it’s all turning green now and you can ­already feel the difference in town; everyone has their heads up and look so much better now they no longer have to feed (hay to) their cattle every day or worry about no water in the dams.”

    But in coastal north Queensland, the joy at such solid, if late, wet-season rainfall was diminished as more than 200 homes around Ingham were flooded, and the pivotal Bruce Highway was cut, stranding travellers.

    The major sugar town of ­Ingham was divided as the Herbert River broke its banks, flooding the main street and more than 170 homes and businesses.

    The Queensland government declared Hinchinbrook Shire, north of Townsville a disaster zone.

    At a school camp at Euramo, south of Tully, 72 primary school students from Townsville remained stranded, but in fine spirits after rising creeks and floodwaters cut off their access south.

    Queensland Emergency Services minister Craig Crawford said severe damage to roads and other infrastructure had been caused by the 350mm of rain that swamped the coastal region on Thursday and yesterday. In nearby Halifax, downstream from Ingham, another 40 homes were affected by floodwaters.

    “Reports and images from the impacted areas are showing serious disruption to the community; homes and businesses have been inundated with water and roads have been cut,” Mr Crawford said.

    He declared the situation a natural disaster.

    “Emergency response crews are responding where needed, and more crews are available to assist the community when the floodwaters start to recede and the damage is fully understood,” Mr Crawford said.

    By last night the emergency focus had swung north as heavy rain continued to drench Cairns, Gordonvale, Innisfail and Tully. The Johnstone River at Innisfail and the Tully River broke their banks.

    In just seven hours to 4pm yesterday, more than 100mm of rain fell on Cairns, and 150mm on Gordonvale, south of Cairns.

    Food drops, by air and boat, are under way for isolated communities in the state’s west after more than a week of heavy rain across much of the state.

    But no one is complaining in the bush, as the rain moved west yesterday and blessed even outback Camooweal and Birdsville in the far west of the state with good falls, leading to hopes the rain will filter through to fill Lake Eyre mid-year.

    The Alice Springs region also received much-needed rainfall of up to 100mm after a terribly dry 2017, when rainfall was half the average and it didn’t rain in some places from January until ­October.

    At Hughenden, halfway between Townsville and Cloncurry where much of the best, most needed rain has fallen, Danica Fry of Marathon South station could hardly believe she was watching her husband Gavin and four-year-old son Lucas, out in a tinny on the deep new waters of Sloane’s Creek that until Wednesday had been dry for six years.

    “It’s so wonderful — a sight for sore eyes — seeing the green grass coming already; we are feeling very relieved that we have ­finally got a bit of rain and the country is now looking the best it’s looked for years,” Ms Fry said.

    More than 66 per cent of rural Queensland remains formally drought-declared despite the ­recent rain.

  118. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The day China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Tse-tung did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn’t sleep.

    So Ma, a renowned writer, wrote a social media post urging the party to remember the history of unchecked one-man rule that ended in catastrophe.

    “History is regressing badly,” Ma thundered in his post. “As a Chinese of conscience, I cannot stay silent!”

    Censors silenced him anyway, swiftly wiping his post from the internet.

  119. OldOzzie

    Eddystone
    #2657456, posted on March 11, 2018 at 9:00 am
    Just popping this in here, via Blair.

    Eddystone,

    thanks to you and Tim Blair for the best 2 mins 27 secs in a long time – Superb

  120. OldOzzie

    The Wisdom of Youth

    YOUTH POLITICS ARE STUPID

    Let’s establish a baseline. I assume we can all agree that everyone is born remarkably dumb. Ever try to talk about the causes of the First World War with a newborn? So frustrating.

    There are few things more settled in science than the fact that humans start out not very bright or informed and that this condition only wears off over time — i.e., as they get older.

    Only slightly more controversial: Young people tend to be more emotional than grown-ups. This is true of babies, who will cry about the silliest things (hence the word, “crybaby”). But it’s also true of teenagers.

  121. Peter Castieau

    Barrie again showing clearly that he is suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. “It’s bad policy, it’s bad policy ”

    Hilarious!

  122. Tom

    Just popping this in here, via Blair.

    Haha. The fucktard left’s epic wrongology never gets old — and this is a ripping edit, to Grieg’s In The Hall Of The Mountain King. Thanks, Eddystone.

  123. Lady Nilk, Iron Bogan

    (((Alex Nowrasteh)))

    What do those brackets mean?
    Libertarian?
    Or is he a European style socialist?
    Does it mean he can wear three Bowties at once?

    TL:DR Blame 4chan.

  124. Peter Castieau

    It took 30mins but AbbottSatan 666 dutifully rolls out on their outsiders

  125. OldOzzie

    Am I mis-reading, or is this Journalist in his solutions describing life under Mao Zedong on China?

    The Collapse Of Venezuela Was “A Systematic Destruction To Seize Our Freedom”

  126. Pickles

    About a month of Sundays ago I got a very early call from a bloke I had never heard of seeking help for another bloke I had never heard of. Here is the maiden speech of the first bloke-Member for Callide.

  127. Now talking about quotas for women in politics. The only antidote to this is CL’s relentless derision as found in his mocking ‘ongoing suffering of contemporary Western women’ series.

  128. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I don’t get why Africans are so up for decolonisation, how many times does it need to end in disaster before they conclude that they should just leave whitey in charge?

    “They’d rather be ruled like Hell by Africans, then like Heaven by white colonialists.” – the speaker was an expat Saffie.

  129. BTW, the diversity on the couch, intellectually and culturally, each week is extraordinary.

  130. Tom

    Actually, Eddystone, too much November 8, 2016, is barely enough. Check out the arrogance of the media scum. While you’re watching, remember most of those people claim to be journalists who require you trust to be believed. Runs 15 minutes.

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    Wait, what – there’s a 10 o’clock in the morning now?

    When did this start?

    Is this Bill Shorten’s fault? IIIIISSS IIIITTT? There’ll be hell to pay….

  132. Peter Castieau

    So true DB,

    They wouldn’t have a clue what the average punter on the street thinks. I don’t have a link but during the week #theirABC asked readers to compare their local federal MP’s work experience vs the employment demographic in that electorate.

    You had to select your employment type to start the application. I tried but their was no field for retail or sales. So I said I was a nurse, only to get the results that the number one source of employment in my electorate was ………Sales/retail! Lol.

  133. WH: No meeting until North Korea fulfills its promises

    That is the beeping sound of the White House walking back Trump’s summit with NK. Yet another example of Trump’s childish stupidity being managed by the adults.

  134. Chris

    Wait, what – there’s a 10 o’clock in the morning now?

    Sounds like my son, who used to leap out of bed at the crack of noon.

  135. Eddystone

    Trump’s election is not the only the USA is so great.

  136. Eddystone

    only reason, that is

  137. Myrddin Seren

    More evidence, if any was needed, that Britain is a soft Fascist police state now dominated by a Leftist civil ‘service’:

    Conservative Activists Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone Detained in UK for Political Beliefs

    Austrian activist Martin Sellner of Génération Identitaire and his girlfriend, American author and YouTuber Brittany Pettibone, have been detained by airport police in England for nearly three days.

    Caolan [email protected]

    Just spoke to Brittany on the prison payphone. She said she is being detained for planning to ‘Interview Tommy Robinson’. Immigration officer compared Tommy to the KKK. She’s not allowed to leave and has been there for 2 days. Not allowed to speak to or see her partner Martin.

    3:39 AM – Mar 11, 2018

    Thought crime. Future crime.

    We became a dystopian science fiction story so fast I didn’t even notice us slip across the Event Horizon.

  138. Knuckle Dragger

    Early morning down at the local supermarket, partly for research purposes and partly because I’m awake.

    I’m afraid the research part is true – there are just as many slatternly, hideous wildebeest roaming the aisles as the area at lunchtime. The usual array of screaming brats and embarrassed blokes tagging along in most cases.

    Some toothless beast, a size 24 plus but had to only be in her mid-twenties roaring at her pointing kid, ‘No you are not getting effing easter bunnies! Because it’s not effing Easter, is it? Well is it? Now shut up for the love of Christ’ and similar maternal cooing to her offspring.

    Wearing active wear, of course. I was reminded of the old joke I think someone put up here a couple of weeks ago, where two butterflies are talking and one says:

    ‘You know, I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of a 40 years fat chick in tight pants with a foul mouth and missing teeth, put just above my arse crack.’

    If the blokes silently following these harridans around had any self respect at all they’d fake their own death and start again as a pool attendant in a Melanesian resort somewhere.

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2657465, posted on March 11, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Just popping this in here, via Blair.

    And speaking of TDS and Bawwie, there is old scrotum-face’s tweet from early on election day 2016 …
    “Trump cannot win. The nightmare is over!”

  140. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘as at lunchtime’

    Putting that one down to shock.

  141. Stimpson J. Cat

    New Comic out that everyone should find amusing.

    Calexit.

    What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States? And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1… a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes? What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California’s LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters? What if California refused to be ruled? From the creators of YOUNG TERRORISTS, Matteo Pizzolo (GODKILLER) and Amancay Nahuelpan (CLANDESTINO), comes this tale of resisting oppression, punching Nazis, protecting each other, kicking ass, and demanding liberty for all.

    Issue #1 Spiel:

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Zora and Jamil are faced with some harsh choices, a few roid raging Neo-Nazis, & not much water… But Disneyland has churro ice cream sandwiches so it’s kinda all worth it. California Über Alles.

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Some toothless beast, a size 24 plus but had to only be in her mid-twenties roaring at her pointing kid,

    Why do they all wear Lycra yoga pants, FFS?

  143. Slayer of Memes

    Turnbull government is running on empty

    NAVIGATING the ship of state, like driving a car, requires good anticipation skills.

    It also requires a number of separate tasks to be done simultaneously, with most of the driver’s gaze fixed ahead and occasional checks in the rear-view mirror. Governments that don’t handle the road well tend to take the bend too quickly and wonder why they’ve run off the road. They also forget to check the fuel gauge, with the inevitable result that they’re left trying to run on empty.

    So too the Turnbull government.

    During the election campaign and since, the Turnbull government promised to subject union mergers to a national interest test, in the same way that companies face merger scrutiny. In the commercial world, would-be mergers are frequently enough stopped or amended by the corporate regulator because they will lead to a reduction in competition or too much concentration of market power.

    Of course, unions used to face a test, before Julia Gillard rewrote the industrial laws, and the Coalition was merely committed to bringing it back.

    What’s fair enough for business should be fair enough for unions — right? Wrong.

    Last week, the Fair Work Commission reluctantly approved the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) to create a new super-union covering building sites, mines, ports and shipping.

    As even the Fair Work deputy president noted in his decision allowing the merger, while the commission could not condone the CFMEU’s behaviour, and referenced recent Federal Court decisions against the union, it had no choice but to approve the merger under the laws as they stand.

    That’s because the Turnbull government failed to do enough to get the legislation re-establishing a public interest test through the parliament.

    By taking its eye off the ball, it has created significant risk right across the economy.

    Despite the pleas of industry, the government didn’t get its legislative act together. After passing the lower house, the Bill sat in the Senate for months. Crossbenchers said last week that negotiations, if you could call them that, were cursory and half-hearted. In the end, the Bill wasn’t even put to a vote. One of the excuses from the government was that they ran out of time because the legislative agenda was busy.

    Rubbish.

    Who can forget the farcical situation last year, when this and many other urgent bills were delayed because the government cancelled a week of parliament? There was also another week where the only issue debated was same-sex marriage.

    Worse, former industrial relations minister Michaelia Cash, once a fighter, went into hiding after a leak to the media about a federal police raid on AWU offices. The source is not known but Cash’s office has copped the flak.

    Following the December reshuffle, the PM also dumped industrial relations from cabinet and handed it to newbie minister Craig Laundy, who has done bugger all to progress the public interest test, even as the CFMEU-MUA merger loomed.

    I don’t think it can get more cack-handed than this. This merger matters because, according to the head of the Master Builders Association, “the MUA and CFMEU appear to share a common belief that they are above the law and are renowned for using tactics such as bullying, intimidation and industrial thuggery on anyone who disagrees with them …

    “Merging these two unions into one new, militant ‘Super-Union’ will see these illegal tactics become more prevalent, giving them even greater power to coerce business, put jobs at risk and bring the economy to a standstill”.

    It’s that serious. For the Liberal-National Coalition, industrial relations used to be a matter of values and principle but now the government is not even prepared to put up legislation and have the fight. It’s no wonder so many of the Liberals’ core supporters feel let down. With more than $300 million in assets and $150 million in annual turnover, the CFMEU and the MUA have factored breaking the law and copping the fine into their business model. With pockets lined by ordinary members, the union just pays officials’ fines so the bully boys can continue to reoffend. Right now, 77 union officials are before the courts and in the last couple of years, over $13 million in fines have been imposed. In the end, all of us pay for this giant extortion racket.

    Forget Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. If you want to see Australian industry brought to its knees, wait for the first industrial action from this new mega-militant body that now stretches from the mining pit to the port — and right across Australia’s $200 billion construction sector, our nation’s second-largest industry.

    These are the real-world impacts when governments lose focus, and become absorbed with internal debates, recriminations and complete distractions like sex bans and manufactured moral outrage.

    Hey, but at least Malcolm’s having the time of his life as PM, right aussiepundit and Doomlord? That’s the only criteria upon which his Potential Greatness(tm) should be measured.

    After all, if it was to be measured by his previous performance as Opposition Leader between 2008 and 2009…. well we could always ask Godwin Grech how well that worked out, couldn’t we?

    but hey… you could always do another long-winded post about how Tony Abbott would have been worse….

  144. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If the blokes silently following these harridans around had any self respect at all they’d fake their own death and start again as a pool attendant in a Melanesian resort somewhere.

    Said blokes all look so wimpy and scrawny..

  145. Knuckle Dragger

    Zulu,

    The lycra yoga pants are also known in my circles as ‘mumble pants’. I’ll leave it to you to work out why – happy to give out a clue but I reckon you’ll get it. You won’t have much apetite for lunch though.

  146. Slayer of Memes

    HuffPo Normalizes Bestiality, Talks ‘Acceptance’ With Man Who Had Sex With Dolphin

    Buckle up, bigots!

    The social justice Left has a new crusade: dolphin sex acceptance.

    On Friday, HuffPost’s Ashley Feinberg took a stab at normalizing bestiality, posting a glowing interview with a man who considers himself a “heterosexual” who crosses “species lines” and infamously had sex with a dolphin.

    That’s right. He screwed a dolphin.

    Malcolm Brenner was the feature of a documentary called “Dolphin Lover,” wherein Brenner was “courted” by a dolphin named Dolly he eventually has sex with.

    “She would rub her genital slit against me,” he says in the doc. “And if I tried to push her away, she would get very angry with me. One time, when she wanted to masturbate on my foot and I wouldn’t let her, she threw herself on top of me and pushed me down to the 12-foot bottom of the pool.”

    Brenner has previously compared the taboo surrounding sex with an animal to interracial sex: “I’m hoping that in a more enlightened future, zoophilia will be no more regarded as controversial or harmful than interracial sex is today,” he said in “Dolphin Lover.”

    Feinberg had Brenner watch the award-winning film “The Shape of Water,” which features a woman falling in love with and having relations with a fish-man, and asked him his thoughts.

    Overall, the dolphin lover was unimpressed and thought the romance “developed much too quickly.”
    “It was a very stereotypical romance,” he explained. “I thought it went more back to ‘Splash’ with Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks, like a female version of ‘Splash.'”

    The bizarre interview goes on to frame bestiality as taboo or immoral because of society’s dim view and closed-mindedness. In two separate questions, Feinberg searches for steps toward normalization of bestiality.

    Feinberg’s questions are in bold text:

    Does it bother you at all that people only seem to find this acceptable when it’s fantasy or an allegory? And do you think there will be a day when that changes?

    Of course it bothers me. I don’t like people threatening to go Lorena Bobbitt on me because I made love with a dolphin.

    Will it change? Who knows? I would like to think that society will become less religious, because the prohibitions in Leviticus are the only conceivable basis for any laws against bestiality. I can’t see that my boffing my dog has any effect on society, good or ill, as long as I’m not hurting her or abusing her. Laws against animal cruelty ought to be sufficient without criminalizing the act of interspecies sex, which organizations like PETA are trying to do.

    Do you see this movie as a step toward acceptance at all?

    I don’t see it as a step toward acceptance. It’s so obviously a fantasy that most people won’t carry the goodwill over to zoophiles like me. Ask me again when I’ve signed a film contract for Wet Goddess. But I want to be clear about one thing: I didn’t write Wet Goddess for zoophiles. I wrote it for dolphins.

    This is the next frontier for the social justice Left, ladies, gentleman, and dolphins.

    Stunning. Brave. I want to vomit.

    Leftism truly is the greatest mental illness known to mankind….

  147. Aussiepundit

    Hey, but at least Malcolm’s having the time of his life as PM, right aussiepundit and Doomlord?

    What’s your point?

  148. Slayer of Memes

    HuffPo Normalizes Best.iality, Talks ‘Acceptance’ With Man Who Had Sex With Dolphin

    Buckle up, bigots!

    The social justice Left has a new crusade: dolphin sex acceptance.

    On Friday, HuffPost’s Ashley Feinberg took a stab at normalizing best.iality, posting a glowing interview with a man who considers himself a “heterosexual” who crosses “species lines” and infamously had sex with a dolphin.

    That’s right. He screwed a dolphin.

    Malcolm Brenner was the feature of a documentary called “Dolphin Lover,” wherein Brenner was “courted” by a dolphin named Dolly he eventually has sex with.

    “She would rub her genital slit against me,” he says in the doc. “And if I tried to push her away, she would get very angry with me. One time, when she wanted to masturbate on my foot and I wouldn’t let her, she threw herself on top of me and pushed me down to the 12-foot bottom of the pool.”

    Brenner has previously compared the taboo surrounding sex with an animal to interracial sex: “I’m hoping that in a more enlightened future, zoophilia will be no more regarded as controversial or harmful than interracial sex is today,” he said in “Dolphin Lover.”

    Feinberg had Brenner watch the award-winning film “The Shape of Water,” which features a woman falling in love with and having relations with a fish-man, and asked him his thoughts.

    Overall, the dolphin lover was unimpressed and thought the romance “developed much too quickly.”

    “It was a very stereotypical romance,” he explained. “I thought it went more back to ‘Splash’ with Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks, like a female version of ‘Splash.’”

    The bizarre interview goes on to frame bestiality as taboo or immoral because of society’s dim view and closed-mindedness. In two separate questions, Feinberg searches for steps toward normalization of best.iality.

    Feinberg’s questions are in bold text:

    Does it bother you at all that people only seem to find this acceptable when it’s fantasy or an allegory? And do you think there will be a day when that changes?

    Of course it bothers me. I don’t like people threatening to go Lorena Bobbitt on me because I made love with a dolphin.

    Will it change? Who knows? I would like to think that society will become less religious, because the prohibitions in Leviticus are the only conceivable basis for any laws against best.iality. I can’t see that my boffing my dog has any effect on society, good or ill, as long as I’m not hurting her or abusing her. Laws against animal cruelty ought to be sufficient without criminalizing the act of interspecies sex, which organizations like PETA are trying to do.

    Do you see this movie as a step toward acceptance at all?

    I don’t see it as a step toward acceptance. It’s so obviously a fantasy that most people won’t carry the goodwill over to zoophiles like me. Ask me again when I’ve signed a film contract for Wet Goddess. But I want to be clear about one thing: I didn’t write Wet Goddess for zoophiles. I wrote it for dolphins.

    This is the next frontier for the social justice Left, ladies, gentleman, and dolphins.

    Stunning. Brave. I want to vomit.

    Leftism truly is the greatest mental illness known to mankind….

  149. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    LEftism is worst than a mental illness, it is a form of evil. A criminality that needs to be put away and the key lost forever.

  150. Ellen of Tasmania

    Who Is Jordan Peterson?

    “Clinical psychologist and University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson has rocketed into the public consciousness in recent months. But who exactly this intense, stoic, archetypal father figure? As usual, we’ve compiled everything you need to know, so you can continue to be the most informed audience on the internet.

    How did Jordan Peterson become so popular?
    Through a radical ideology of intellectual honesty, opposition to tyranny, and belief in objective truth.

    Why has he resonated so deeply with Christians?
    He thinks deeply and speaks clearly about social issues Christians should be spending more time thinking deeply and speaking clearly about.

    So you’re saying he wants all women and trans people to die.
    Cathy!

    Why are his fans mostly male?
    This is actually untrue if you take into account the millions of women who’ve discovered in the last month that he is the reason their husbands and sons are now insisting on keeping their rooms clean.

    Why have his opponents labeled him dangerous?
    People have been known to lose months of their life at a time after inadvertently stumbling down a Jordan Peterson YouTube rabbit hole.

    Is he a Christian?
    It doesn’t appear so. But we believe he’ll sort himself out soon enough.”

    http://babylonbee.com/news/bee-explains-jordan-peterson/

  151. OldOzzie

    James Powell, a superintendent at Century Aluminum.

    “This community was devastated when the lines were shut down,” said James Powell, a superintendent at Century Aluminum. “So to have those lines come back up, just the opportunity to have that happen, it’s going to be great.”

    Powell met the president in person at the signing ceremony for the tariffs. Trump imposed a tariff of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum.

    “Just talking to him makes it feel like he’s one of us. He’s not one of these people that can say one thing and not really relate to us,” Powell said. “I told this president, ‘Its time for us to get to work and we’re ready.’”

  152. Ellen of Tasmania

    I’d never been to ‘The Babylon Bee’ website before, but I liked this headline:

    “Bigoted Progressive Christian Refuses To Call God By His Preferred Pronouns”.

  153. classical_hero

    I’d love to see the mega union cause a recession due to their behaviour. That will annoy a lot of people and hopefully destroy it.

  154. Ellen of Tasmania

    I did not know this (which isn’t saying much, I know.)

    ᚼᛒ: Harald Bluetooth and Your Phone

  155. candy

    Trump has turned the most hardened lefties in free traders overnight.

    The tariffs seem to be on Asian nations and emphasis China. I think Donald Trump is a man whose motives and aims are hidden somewhat. He seems to be bringing Allies together who will be exempt from tariffs against the Asian lands who will not be exempted.
    I think he is expecting Allies to bring force on China. His aims are hidden but I don’t think it’s about tariffs as much as some goal he has with China and South Sea contentious issues going on.

    so it puts Australia in a difficult position as we rely on China a lot, Asia Pacific economy and all that.

  156. Trump seems low energy. He never follows through on anything: the wall, infrastructure, tariffs, NK talks. All of his administration’s significant achievements came from McConnell. Sad!

    The flailing by his lawyers trying to negotiate conditions for his interview by Mueller is hilarious.

  157. Gab

    Thanks for posting that, Ellen. Very interesting.

  158. Gab

    Poor monty. Trump is still President.

  159. Stimpson J. Cat

    Trump seems low energy.

    You wait till he meets Fatboy.
    Then you’ll see some energy.
    And shouldn’t you be working today, like me?

  160. Yes Stimpy, I am working from 1 through til 10.

  161. OldOzzie

    Ellen of Tasmania
    #2657509, posted on March 11, 2018 at 11:03 am
    I did not know this (which isn’t saying much, I know.)

    ᚼᛒ: Harald Bluetooth and Your Phone

    Ellen neither did I, but amazing how his Danish name was made into Bluetooh Symbol

    Thanks for that

  162. Slayer of Memes

    ‘Morning Joe’: Trump’s North Korea Announcement ‘Painfully Obvious’ Ploy to Distract From Stormy Daniels
    The “Morning Joe” panel was not impressed with Donald Trump’s audacious gambit to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un later this year.

    On Friday, co-host Joe Scarborough said the whole thing was motivated by Trump’s desire to knock Stormy Daniels off the front page of the Washington Post.

    “He just makes a decision on tariffs because of Hope Hicks, and he makes a decision on North Korea because of Stormy Daniels,” said Scarborough. “People can deny that all they want, but if you’re doing that you’re in the tank for Donald Trump because it’s painfully obvious that that’s exactly what’s going on.”

    “He did not want the Washington Post to have the word ‘Stormy Daniels’ on the front page today. Guess what. He succeeded,” he added.

    On Thursday evening, President Trump stunned the world, with the White House announcing that he will sit down with Kim Jong Un in a matter of months.

    “He will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at a place and time to be determined,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “We look forward to the denuclearization of North Korea. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain.”

    The TDS is strong with this one…

    (Never forget that Joe Scarborough’s Congressional intern, Lori Klausutis, was found dead in his office with a fractured skull in 2001, and that an out-of-state doctor was brought in from Missouri (where he had lost his medical licence for autopsy fraud) to Florida to conduct the autopsy where he determined that Ms Klausutis head injuries had been sustained by her hitting her head on the desk after fainting…. despite being found on the OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROOM from the desk…)

  163. Stimpson J. Cat

    Yes Stimpy, I am working from 1 through til 10.

    Good man.
    No sneaky donuts please.

  164. I see Putin has openly blamed US election interference on the J*ws. Doesn’t anyone know how to use a dog whistle any more? So unsubtle.

  165. Tom

    Look on the bright side, Monty. Some Soros wannabe is still paying you peanuts to make a laughing stock of yourself here.

  166. Yes Tom, that Nazi blood gold looks awesome in my underground lair next to my trollbot farm.

  167. President Trump is in discussions with a veteran Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during the impeachment process about joining the White House to help deal with the special counsel inquiry, according to four people familiar with the matter.

    The scripting of the Netflix series depicting this administration is going to seem ludicrous in retrospect.

  168. Peter Castieau

    Trump announces new slogan for next election.

    KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

  169. Stimpson J. Cat

    I see Putin has openly blamed US election interference on the J*ws.

    Let us be honest Monty.

    “Maybe,” Putin said, “they are not even Russians but Ukrainians, Tatars or J$ws, but with Russian citizenship, which should also be checked; maybe they have dual citizenship or a green card; maybe the US paid them for this. How can you know that? I do not know either. Could anyone really believe that Russia, thousands of miles away… influenced the outcome of the election? Doesn’t that sound ridiculous even to you?”

  170. H B Bear

    Check out the rest of her resume here.
    Real life experience = nil.
    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

    Yep. LNP equivalent of an ambulance chasing IR union moll lawyer. About the only positive is that she is less likely to be rooting her clients or colleagues.

    There is a reason that successful people from “real life” don’t put their hand up for politics.

  171. Yes Stimpy, as I said. Despicable stuff.

  172. Slayer of Memes

    Let us be honest Monty.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Oh Stimpy, you are such a cad…

  173. H B Bear

    Doesn’t mUnty apparently work on a Sunday? Or is that only when he’s copped too many rakes to the head and needs a breather?

  174. OldOzzie

    The Rimac C_Two Electric Hypercar Is Richard Hammond-Proof

    Rimac’s in-car fire extinguisher has a nice little easter egg printed on its tie-down strap for The Grand Tour host.

    Chances are you’ve heard of Richard Hammond’s huge wreck behind the wheel of a Rimac Concept_One while filming the second season of The Grand Tour. Well, Rimac just revealed its newest car, the C_Two, at the Geneva Motor Show, and it has a clever easter egg aimed right at Hammond and his horrifying crash.

    If you take a close look at the rear of the C_Two, you’ll see underneath the rear window glass is a center-mounted fire extinguisher, held down by a leather strap. On that leather strap, the words “In case of hillclimb, extinguish fire” are printed. It’s a jab at Hammond, who rolled the one-of-eight electric hypercar down a hill, setting it ablaze.

    DriveTribe asked Hammond’s opinion on the matter, and he seemed happy about the news. “I’m delighted. I’ve always wanted to have a real influence in car design,” he said. “And now I have.”

  175. OldOzzie

    ‘Worst-case scenario has happened’ for California bullet train

    It was never a question whether the planned high-speed rail system connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco would be a boondoggle. Given the history of government infrastructure projects, massive cost overruns and long delays were to be expected.

    But I don’t even think the fiercest critics of the project expected things to get this bad.

    Los Angeles Times:

    The price of the California bullet train project jumped sharply Friday when the state rail authority announced that the cost of connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would be $77.3 billion and could rise as high as $98.1 billion – an uptick of at least $13 billion from estimates two years ago.

    The rail authority also said the earliest trains could operate on a partial system between San Francisco and Bakersfield would be 2029 – four years later than the previous projection. The full system would not begin operating until 2033.

  176. Baldrick

    Ellen of Tasmania
    #2657509, posted on March 11, 2018 at 11:03 am
    I did not know this (which isn’t saying much, I know.)

    Thanks Ellen. That’s my ‘learn something new’ for today.

  177. egg_

    The tariffs seem to be on Asian nations and emphasis China. I think Donald Trump is a man whose motives and aims are hidden somewhat. He seems to be bringing Allies together who will be exempt from tariffs against the Asian lands who will not be exempted.
    I think he is expecting Allies to bring force on China. His aims are hidden but I don’t think it’s about tariffs as much as some goal he has with China and South Sea contentious issues going on.

    I’d have thought it was a domestic issue.
    Regional cloak and dagger stuff sounds like KRudd spin.

  178. EvilElvis

    Looks like she’s achieved a fair bit to me.
    You sound like an unfunny troll who’s never voted Liberal in his life, and never intends to start.

    Achieved by being compliant to rules and regulations and laws made up by other high achievers who’ve achieved by being compliant to rules and regulations and laws made up by other high achievers who’ve achieved by…

  179. C.L.

    I see Putin has openly blamed US election interference on the J*ws.

    Yikes. He’s sounding like Barack Obama and Eric Holder.

  180. struth

    I’d have thought it was a domestic issue.
    Regional cloak and dagger stuff sounds like KRudd spin.

    I do believe the reason for lefty heads to explode constantly about Trump and some of those on the right is because they don’t actually believe in the power of the west, and it’s freedom loving Judeo/Christian culture.

    The reason Trump and us who are Labelled Trumpkins , who are right behind him, and understand what he is doing, is we all do, not only love our culture but firmly believe in it’s power.
    It can’t be beaten.

    Trump faces his enemies domestically and globally with the assured confidence in right wing, small government , Christian freedom.
    The harder you push it the more the winning.
    He wants tighter connections and trade with countries that (are supposed to) believe in the same, from Poland to the Anglosphere countries.

    Economic power and the resultant security strength of those that want to trade and not take over (not socialist) countries only strengthens the security and economic viability of the USA and the western world and gives the global socialists weaker.
    It is not cloak and dagger, but to deny he is trying to reunite the west and strengthen it would seriously misjudge him in my opinion.
    The tariff decision reinforces his outlook.
    Time and again, the only people that get confused by him are those that hate the west, and those that truly don’t believe in their hearts, what it is capable of, if we just wake up, unite, and get the socialist shit inside and outside our borders under control.
    Trump, with these Tariffs openly is asking for Australia to become part of a stronger, more exiting, richer west, and to reaffirm it’s commitment to it.

  181. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “Maybe,” Putin said, “they are not even Russians but Ukrainians, Tatars or J$ws

    Have you tried to deal with Russian J*ws? P.i.t.a. suid afrikaner J*ws are the worst!

  182. Yes Zippy, we all know your thoughts on the J*ws.

  183. Chris

    Achieved by being compliant to rules and regulations and laws made up by other high achievers who’ve achieved by being compliant to rules and regulations and laws made up by other high achievers who’ve achieved by…

    FFS, it would take quite a non-lawyer to be a good Attorney-General. A Trump or a Kerry Packer, for instance.

  184. Helen

    Comrades, I’ve been looking for a couple of days trying to find a graph that show the reative cost between power sources in Australia with and with out subsidies. Any help will be appreciated.

  185. nemkat

    EvilElvis at 12:09 pm
    Looks like she’s achieved a fair bit to me.
    You sound like an unfunny troll who’s never voted Liberal in his life, and never intends to start.

    Achieved by being compliant to rules and regulations and laws made up by other high achievers who’ve achieved by being compliant to rules and regulations and laws made up by other high achievers who’ve achieved by…

    Another ALP stooge.
    Are you suggesting the NSW ALP model, where people who continually flout the rules, but somehow stay out of prison, are preselected?

  186. egg_

    I do believe the reason for lefty heads to explode constantly about Trump and some of those on the right is because they don’t actually believe in the power of the west, and it’s freedom loving Judeo/Christian culture.

    Grigs trots out the Leftoid herd mentality with the TPP*, etc.

    *Reportedly designed by “Global elites”, unsurprisingly.

  187. For Helen:

    I don’t get here often but saw your recent posts.

    I hope you don’t consider this presumptuous but you might like to try:

    Confessions by Saint Augustine

    https://brandonvogt.com/the-best-translation-of-st-augustines-confessions/

    https://www.amazon.com/Augustine-Confessions-Saint/dp/0872208168/?tag=ththve-20

    I completely agree with Kreeft. Sheed’s translation captures Augustine’s poetic verve better than any other. I’ve read it twice now. If you’re starting The Confessions for the first time, or perhaps restarting after a failed attempt, check out the Sheed version.

  188. Stimpson J. Cat

    Riccardo you devil.
    Hope you and yours are well.
    I see your meme magic on Twitter.

    😁

  189. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ve been looking for a couple of days trying to find a graph that show the reative cost between power sources in Australia with and with out subsidies

    Helen – I haven’t seen one of those. The trouble is it is all mixed up together and intentionally obfuscated for the obvious reasons.

    You would have to pull out several components:

    The mandated use of all renewable electricity however unwanted (ie not a level playing field)
    The interruption cost upon the base load coal generators due to inefficiency of having to accommodate intermittents
    The actual RECs
    Direct capital cost subsidies which are then depreciated
    The cost of poles-and-wires forced by things like solar generation at street level
    Secondary costs like Andrews’ increase of royalties on coal mining
    Gas costs due to use of fast-response gas turbines coupled with the gas shortage forcing up prices

    I don’t know how you could get all this data. Alan Moran may have access to the data but it would be a chore to pull it together.

  190. Hey Stimpson, I miss your banter. You are an adornment to the Cat.

    If you see Helen, please let her know about Steed’s translation of Confessions.

    Thanks

  191. egg_

    Barrie again showing clearly that he is suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. “It’s bad policy, it’s bad policy ”

    Someone should set it to music, like TheirABC’s video editing whiz that we’re all paying for.

  192. Bruce of Newcastle

    Helen – The simplest is the graph that Judith included in her Australian article some time ago, which Alan Moran included in a recent Cat post:

    Renewable subsidies and the destruction of Australian energy competitiveness

    Both graphs are pertinent. You could argue the difference in price change after 2009 and CPI is due to the cost of renewables and all their trimmings. The second one shows what the price would be at the intercept on the Y axis…where zero renewables are in use.

  193. Leigh Lowe

    The price of the California bullet train project jumped sharply Friday when the state rail authority announced that the cost of connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would be $77.3 billion and could rise as high as $98.1 billion – an uptick of at least $13 billion from estimates two years ago.

    Amazing how the big numbers roll so glibly of the tongues of pollies.
    I make the distance from LA to San Francisco to be roughly 600 km.
    That’s 600,000 metres.
    $98,000,000,000 divided by 600,000 metres is $160,000 /metre.

  194. Rae

    I do believe the reason for lefty heads to explode constantly about Trump and some of those on the right is because they don’t actually believe in the power of the west, and it’s freedom loving Judeo/Christian culture.

    Grigs trots out the Leftoid herd mentality with the TPP*, etc.

    Smutster, anyone who knows anything here knows that struth is most definitely not Grigs.

  195. Bruce in WA

    The lycra yoga pants are also known in my circles as ‘mumble pants’.

    You can see the lips moving but you can’t hear a word they’re saying?

  196. LNP insider

    I understand the scepticism towards lawyers but Stoker is a solid conservative with a proven record in the party – small government, fiscal conservative, federalist, against indigenous constitutional recognition, against safe schools and will protect free speech/freedom of religion. She had a broad cross section of party support.

    She also has a backgroumd of being raised by working class parents and public education.

    Simply attacking her for her profession is a disservice.

    Knowing the lobbyists were against her is enough to suggest this is no win for the moderates.

  197. OldOzzie

    Helen

    AEMO Data Dashboard Dispatch Overview gives you an idea how wind and solar are contributing at any given tim

    Usually not a lot

  198. stackja

    Disgraced MP Milton Orkopoulos’ letters from jail: What life is like for him behind bars
    AVA BENNY-MORRISON, crime reporter, The Sunday Telegraph
    March 11, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    A PAINFUL recovery from a jail bashing, whingeing about an inmate’s accent, pronouncements on Malcolm Turnbull’s future and bitching about the endless wait to join a sex-offender rehabilitation program — life behind bars for former politician and paed0phile Milton Orkopoulos has been revealed in a ­series of intimate letters.

    They include fond ­exchanges with a former high-profile inmate which are signed off “Love, Milly”.

    Orkopoulos is now 60. Long Bay prison is his home and his next parole review date isn’t listed until January next year. He is almost a decade into a 14-year sentence.

    The former Swansea MP, minister for Aboriginal ­affairs and minister assisting the premier on citizenship was ordered in 2008 to serve at least nine years and three months in jail for more than 30 charges, some relating to paed0philia, drugs and ­pornography.

    However Orkopoulos’s biggest grievance was the amount of time he had waited to start a sex-offender program, CORE, which would vastly improve his prospects of parole. This was contrary to past claims that Orkopoulos ­refused to take part in the program.

    “I applied three years ago to the CORE moderate program and wrote every six months reminding them time was running out,” he wrote.

    “Guess what! Time has run out. The parole (board) has approved my address for next year but I have to be ‘treated’ first.”

    In January the State Parole Authority denied Orkopoulos’s parole again because he had not finished the sex offenders’ program.

  199. Helen

    Thankyou Bruce and OldOzzie, perfect!

  200. Roger.

    LEftism is worst than a mental illness, it is a form of evil.

    It’s taken a while but you finally got there, Zippy.

  201. Tintarella di Luna

    life behind bars for former politician and paed0phile Milton Orkopoulos has been revealed in a ­series of intimate letters.

    Milton Orkopoulos is a graceless, self-centred jerk.

  202. C.L.

    Oh Lord …

    Oxford University ‘deeply sorry’ after female cleaner pictured removing Women’s Day message.

    Oxford University says it is “deeply sorry” for asking a female cleaner to remove graffiti saying “Happy International Women’s Day” on International Women’s Day.

    Sophie Smith, an associate professor of political theory at the University, tweeted a picture of the cleaner standing on the steps of the Clarendon building washing the chalk graffiti away with a mop.

    Picture at link.
    She is just doing her job.

  203. C.L.

    No political party in the world has produced so many child r-apists as the ALP.
    It is incredible.

  204. Re: Jordan Peterson:
    Why have his opponents labeled him dangerous?
    People have been known to lose months of their life at a time after inadvertently stumbling down a Jordan Peterson YouTube rabbit hole.

    Ellen, you are not wrong about the rabbit hole!

    He is seriously addictive. Not the least because he actually has answers for some of the most compelling questions we will ever ask.

    My husband & I & a few friends have tickets for his Sydney lecture tomorrow night. He will probably refer to much of what I have already heard in his many UTUBE lectures. But I am fairly sure that this man will prove to be one of the most significant influences in contemporary thought in the West. It will be exciting just to be there.

  205. testpattern

    ‘There are a number of skin groups living there’

    Of course there are you unfathomable idiot. Where else are they going to live if not together. Skin groups are not different ethnic/language groups, they are inseparable from the basic kinship unit. You don’t even understand what a skin group is. Most of the conflict is between language groups forced to live together. One has customary law over the place, the others don’t.

    Just more lies and fabrications from a pretender.

  206. Myrrdin;

    Thought crime. Future crime.

    We became a dystopian science fiction story so fast I didn’t even notice us slip across the Event Horizon.

    Yes.
    No one saw it coming.

  207. Roger.

    We are governed by idiots:

    Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has not ruled out Australian support for WTO action against Trump on steel tariffs, despite Australia being exempted from them.

    Memo to Ciobo: You are out of your depth, son.

  208. egg_

    The tariffs seem to be on Asian nations and emphasis China. I think Donald Trump is a man whose motives and aims are hidden somewhat. He seems to be bringing Allies together who will be exempt from tariffs against the Asian lands who will not be exempted.
    I think he is expecting Allies to bring force on China. His aims are hidden but I don’t think it’s about tariffs as much as some goal he has with China and South Sea contentious issues going on.

    I’d have thought it was a domestic issue.
    Regional cloak and dagger stuff sounds like KRudd spin.

    This is what Struth was referring to.
    Seems many have trouble following the thread of a conversation – socks interjections do fuck up the flow around here.

    /Tard sock

  209. egg_

    Rae
    #2657597, posted on March 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Fvckwit

  210. Confused Old Misfit

    Helen,
    There’a an investment outfit: Lazard that does some work in this area.
    Google Lazard energy and you’ll get a raft of reports on the levelised costs of various energy sources.
    Bear in mind that they are selling investment products.

  211. egg_

    Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has not ruled out Australian support for WTO action against Trump on steel tariffs, despite Australia being exempted from them.

    Globalist lackeys.
    Third rate retail pollies beholden to their Departments, who’ll soon be in Opposition, anyway.

  212. mh

    OldOzzie, are you able to post the latest Piers Akerman piece on Trump?

    Thanks if you can.

  213. rickw

    Trump’s election is not the only the USA is so great.

    I hope you don’t get hauled off for re-Education for indicating that launching projectiles might be a LOT of fun!

  214. Infidel Tiger

    Re: Jordan Peterson:
    Why have his opponents labeled him dangerous?
    People have been known to lose months of their life at a time after inadvertently stumbling down a Jordan Peterson YouTube rabbit hole.

    I will admit to judging him wrongly. I thought he was just another Milo, but he is completely different.

  215. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oxford University says it is “deeply sorry” for asking a female cleaner to remove graffiti saying “Happy International Women’s Day” on International Women’s Day.

    Where the f$ck are all the brave lesbians?
    Why aren’t they helping her clean up their mess?

    Wamen.
    Every.
    Single.
    Time.

  216. More evidence, if any was needed, that Britain is a soft Fascist police state now dominated by a Leftist civil ‘service’:

    Conservative Activists Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone Detained in UK for Political Beliefs

    This from a police force that stood by, no, provided cover, for south Asian Muslims raping underage working class girls in multiple locales. Just a disgrace.

  217. egg_

    Oxford University says it is “deeply sorry” for asking a female cleaner to remove graffiti saying “Happy International Women’s Day” on International Women’s Day.

    Hence, my remark about little brown women cleaning up the IWD “streamers and bubbly” (of the elites); they probably have to clean the glass ceiling the other 364 days of the year, too.

  218. egg_

    Scrote makes a Freudian slip: Shorten trying to hold onto Adani… err Batman…

    Bing!

  219. Boambee John

    egg at 1418

    Globalist lackeys.
    Third rate retail pollies beholden to their Departments, who’ll soon be in Opposition, anyway.

    The pollies might soon be in opposition, but the “deep state” departments will still be there.

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