Open Forum: March 31, 2018

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    Saffies 2-fer.
    Markram 116 not.
    Is “Gary” Lyon gobbing off at him.

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I claim this thread in the name of Percy Gratwick, the gold prospector from Katanning in Western Australia. Served with 2/48th Battalion, killed in action at El Alamein, he has two of the highest honors this country could bestow – the Victoria Cross, and the unit canteen at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, is named after him.

  3. JC

    FMD you’re a dickhead, Ronery. The worst.

    It’s like you’re living Saving Private Ryan 24/7.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Baldrick, my compliments, and thank you, for the reminder as to the correct use of the scroll wheel on the computer mouse.

  5. JC

    Lol.. Sure everyone believes you scroll by, you dishonest, delusional wanker ronery. The only reason you don’t respond is that you can’t join a pile on anymore, you coward. No one really cares about you. The worst wanker who’s ever been on this site. By far.

  6. LOVO

    JC…”By far”..you need to look in a mirror ,mm..didums

  7. JC

    Keep enabling mental illness, LOVO. It’s very helpful to Ronery.

  8. Tracey

    I see on Page 3 of Wednesday’s OF Lizzie has once again berated me for a comment made by Shelley. FFS, get your eyes examined. This is about the fourth time that I’ve noticed and I’m barely here anymore.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not normally a John Schumann fan, but it’s not so bad to see some of the old bush ballads kept alive.

  10. Infidel Tiger

    Golden duck to du Plessis!

    My God cricket is a great leveller.

  11. jupes

    Cummins on a hat-trick!

    What a champion.

  12. None

    So I see tomorrow’s papers will lead with us crying over David Warner’s $10, 000,000 Property Portfolio chortle chortle but also a few reports on Pell. This one from the Age seems surprisingly balanced. And wuite revraling in terms of ‘colour’. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/cardinal-and-the-showman-pell-barrister-has-been-ruthless-in-defence-20180330-p4z72a.html
    I like this bit:

    Detective Superintendent Paul Sheridan who oversaw the operation argued it was an ‘‘intel probe’’ to see whether there were unreported serious crimes.

    Under an hours-long cross-examination, Mr Sheridan angled his body and eyes away from Mr Richter, staring directly at the magistrate as he answered each question.

    Chicken-livered shit.
    The Age also dared to outline some of the charges against Pell not that we hadn’t guessed. Mostly old ones, some from Milligan’s book? This committal hearing is a national disgrace.
    Richter however deems like a legend. Smart move to pick one of the most ruthless crim lawyers, who’s also a lefty.

  13. None

    Oh wo. Ha. There is a god.

  14. None

    Du Plessis having a shocking run. He’s the Malcolm Turnbull of international cricket. One more dud innings like that and he’s gawn.

  15. Pete of Perth

    Too late with the sandpaper?

  16. Infidel Tiger

    Cummins getting some nice swing with the old ball.

  17. Infidel Tiger

    Lyon is having a shocking series.

    He looks well out of sorts.

  18. Empire 5:5

    There is a hard core of frontline vicpol detectives, who were unwittingly directed down the rabbit hole, who sincerely believe Pell is guilty of crimes of depravity and are prepared to stake their careers on it.

    This won’t end well. Richter will unravel the deception and good men will be demeaned.

    Sad.

  19. Infidel Tiger

    Mitch Marsh can’t bowl.

  20. zyconoclast

    Just finished reading the Wed thread.

  21. Empire 5:5

    Why does a handle change (same email) get moderated after 5+ years on this site?

    Sock city rampant, but product enhancement be bad joojoo.

  22. jupes

    Sayers!

    Two in three balls!

  23. jupes

    Every commentator reckoned Cummins should have taken the new ball.

    Maybe the new captain actually has a clue.

  24. Rufus

    Smith, Warner and Bancroft were young and naive. They made a mistake.

  25. OneWorldGovernment

    The Australian Public Service is unready to help governments as they grapple with eroding support for openness with foreign countries, ambivalence about institutions, and China’s role in the world order, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science boss Heather Smith says.

    Dr Smith made an urgent call for radical change to the bureaucracy at a conference of public servants in Canberra on Thursday last week, rejecting arguments for “incremental” reform and pushing for a transformation in the way agencies work together and speak to citizens.

    https://amp.canberratimes.com.au/national/public-service/no-burning-platform-aps-boss-heather-smith-makes-urgent-case-for-reform-20180328-h0y2cn.html

  26. Tom

    Yesterday’s Mark Knight (before Boof quit).

  27. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I see on Page 3 of Wednesday’s OF Lizzie has once again berated me for a comment made by Shelley. FFS, get your eyes examined.

    Tracey I did correct it fairly quickly on that thread and apologized. I apologize here again and once again assure you I will be very careful with your name in any future comment (should I make one) re either you or Shelley, the other person with whom I get your name confused. I fully appreciate that it is very irritating to have one’s online identity or comments improperly used as it has happened to me here too, but please believe me it was a genuine mistake and that no malice is intended by me towards either you or Shelley. My inattention to naming detail may be due to a certain level of tiredness as I am sleeping badly lately, with much on my mind, but still, that is no real excuse.

  28. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    As we might expect, Good Friday is not lost re the cricket issue. Pickering in good form again.
    As usual, a fine collection to start the day with, Tom. Many thanks.

  29. min

    Has Ramires been reading NostradamusI seem to remember he wrote something about the end of the world ! The bear and the MEu.

  30. Herodotus

    Lizzie, don’t let the antibodies get you down.

  31. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2674789, posted on March 31, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Mitch Marsh can’t bowl.

    Really?

  32. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I have been thinking here just now about malice. No sensible person wants to put themselves into a toxic environment where the intellectual level declines, although some people do get off on toxicity. Malicious comments go way beyond the cut and thrust of robust debate and disagreement or a mild intolerance of the foibles and manners of others. Malice floats nastiness, it never concedes, in its extremes it turns into something more like its derivation, into real evil. It is not just dislike, or disdain, or correction, or a recommendation of disengagement, nor a well-argued opinion, nor simple irritation. It is the antithesis of wit, a worm in the rose of parody, completely without irony, an abnegation of humor and a sign of emotional insecurity. Individuals get drawn into responding to malice with protest and perhaps further malice, for it is contagious, which then incites further toxicity. Malice can be a form of addiction. A character defect in individuals, sometimes a parade of toxic groupthink in an anonymous crowd.

    I think this is worth saying on a self-regulating blog. Comprehend malice:

    malice – the intention or desire to do evil; ill will.
    synonyms: spitefulness · spite · malevolence · maliciousness · animosity · hostility · ill will · ill feeling · hatred · hate · bitterness · venom · vindictiveness ·

  33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie, don’t let the antibodies get you down.

    Heroditus, it isn’t just me. I think a lot of people find the OT quite toxic at times.
    Being aware when a virus is going around means it stays controlled. That’s all.

    Ever the epidemiologist. 🙂

  34. Bruce of Newcastle

    Detective Superintendent Paul Sheridan who oversaw the operation argued it was an ‘‘intel probe’’ to see whether there were unreported serious crimes.

    The similarities between the Get Pell fiasco and the Mueller’s Wussians-hunt are amazing.

  35. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    to see whether there were unreported serious crimes.

    While completely ignoring the reported ones they already had that were not against Pell.
    Extraordinary. What a witch hunt.

  36. Eyrie

    The police generally only act reluctantly or not at all when a member of the public makes a legitimate complaint. They’ve got the resources to investigate crimes that may not have happened at all?

  37. Geez, folks! Can’t we have a thread, just one, where nobody throws shit at anyone else? I love the Cat, come here often to browse and learn and occasionally comment; but by the holy heck I get sick of having to scroll past the pointless, puerile invective hurled by just a few of the inmates. Here we are, barely into a brand new, shiny and clean open thread, and already the odiferous insults are flying.

    If you want to behave like demented monkeys and hurl your shit about the place and plaster the walls with your finger-painted personal insults, why not find a blog or whatever that caters to your own special little needs.

    Just GTF out of a place most of us come to for a chuckle or reasonable exchange of thoughts and ideas on the matters of the day.

    Bugger this, I’m off out for the day to have some fun, and leave this stinking pile of putrescence to the rest of you who like to wallow in it. Go your hardest, offended trolls, I won’t be watching.

  38. johanna

    Tesla seems to be circling the drain ever faster. On top of its falling stock price, it has just announced a recall of almost half of the cars it has ever produced due to a steering fault:

    The company is producing 90 percent fewer Model 3 vehicles than forecast; its Chief Financial Officer resigned over fears the company is burning $2 billion of cash per year; and Tesla is now the subject of a federal probe over a death that occurred while a driver was using the car’s self-driving features.

    All of that contributed to Moody’s Investors Service issuing a credit downgrade for Tesla, from B2 (non-investment grade) to B3 (highly speculative). Moody’s analysts commented that the company’s “significant shortfall in the production rate of the company’s Model 3 electric vehicle” had led to “liquidity pressures due to its large negative free cash flow and the pending maturities of convertible bonds.”

    After trading closed on March 29, the Associated Press reported that Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA-NASDAQ) was recalling 123,000 cars, or almost half of the 276,000 vehicles the company has ever produced, to fix rusting bolts that hold its steering column.

    Tesla’s website stated that bolts could corrode in winter conditions on all cars built before April 2016. The company stated that the chance of failure is just 0.02 percent, and blamed the issue on salt used on icy winter roads. Tesla claims, “If the bolts fail, the driver is still able to steer the car, but increased force is required due to loss or reduction of power assist.”

    and

    Musk claimed that the company would be delivering 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week in the last quarter of 2017 and 10,000 per week in the first quarter of 2018. But Doug Field stated in his weekend memo to Tesla workers that the company is currently producing about 1,000 cars per week, and that Tesla’s goal is to produce 1,500 a week by the end of the second quarter.

    Elon Musk is a gifted entrepreneur and hustler, but you’d be crazy to believe his promises. I have no doubt at all that SA taxpayers were dudded by the battery deal, the detail of which is still shrouded in secrecy.

  39. Baldrick

    Now they wanna be Christian …

    Paul Barry ✔ @TheRealPBarry
    We’re on Easter break, No program Monday. In exchange, we’ll come off air later in December.

  40. twostix

    Ren and stimpy creator a massive rapey pedo?

    Who could have imagined that.

    Nickelodeon show were always weird and creeper, now we know to of their biggest creators were degenerate pedos.

    Management knew. They don’t care because they are as well.

  41. twostix

    Also only the lonely weirdo kids liked ren and stimpy.

  42. Geriatric Mayfly

    Paul Barry ✔ @TheRealPBarry
    We’re on Easter break

    They are on a WEEB. A Well Earned Easter Break.

  43. Bruce of Newcastle

    The FANGs still don’t get it: picking a fight with Trump is suicidal, not because what Trump will do but what the half the country who support him will do.

    This week Netflix (the “N”) appointed Benghazi liar Susan Rice to their board. Several blogs I read carried the story and in the comments there were dozens of “I’ve just cancelled my subscription” comments.

    And today it’s the A’s turn to do something totally stupid:

    Amazon Fires Washington’s Biggest Lobbying Firm, Hires Two Podesta Group Alumni

    Wrong pill Amazonistas. The correct move was to engage with Trump and do a deal. Which Trump would welcome, he likes deals. Appointing a couple of Dem activists in response is a clear declaration of war.

    And now watch the deplorables walk away from Amazon.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Yesterday …

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    #2674112, posted on March 30, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Hairy’s not up yet, Joh.

    You must be a deeply unhappy woman to spray so much bile around.

    I though of writing a little piece about a jealous vinegar-titted old harridan who tells everyone about her magnificent past sex life living in Kings Cross, her abortions …

    Today …

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    #2674829, posted on March 31, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I have been thinking here just now about malice. No sensible person wants to put themselves into a toxic environment where the intellectual level declines, although some people do get off on toxicity. Malicious comments go way beyond the cut and thrust of robust debate and disagreement or a mild intolerance of the foibles and manners of others. 

    Well done you!
    A bit of reflection and self-awareness never goes astray.

  45. herodotus

    For those who like radio but can’t stand the limited and repetitive agendum of and modus operandi of the ABC:
    2RPH is a radio reading service for the print handicapped. They do have the occasional green segment, but for the most part read from the daily papers and the weekly magazines. Like the BBC they tend to do half-hour segments most of the time.
    I’ve just been listening to their weather report, which has to be the best around. As well as the usual stuff they went into both surfing and boating conditions, named the likely best beaches to catch a wave, and then a roundup of where the fish are biting and what baits are working on which species. Then some weather statistics for good measure.

  46. The ABC counter criticism of propaganda promoted on one of their kid shows by saying it’s just a kid show. What a childish defense.

  47. twostix

    Turns out a circle of “swingers” in perth were also raping children together.

    It will also turn out that the swinging “scene” in perth all knew and said nothing.

    Fancy that!

    We’re learning much about “libertine” culture today that was promoted so heavily for the past 20 years by degenerates like Nickelodean.

  48. calli

    Also only the lonely weirdo kids liked ren and stimpy.

    Say it isn’t so, Twostix! I liked Ren and Stimpy, and so did my kids.

    We must be cultural outliers. 🙂

  49. herodotus

    The most expensive TV series to be made in Australia is currently being hawked around the world for support. It’ll be about the Ibrahim family. Budget is $3m per episode, and will fill the need for a follow-on to such things as Blue Murder and Underbelly. Some say it’ll be an Australian Sopranos.

  50. Top Ender

    Police reaction a bit different to Victoria’s.

    Townsville ‘vigilantes’ accused of stirring racial tensions
    The Australian12:00AM March 31, 2018
    @Jamie_WalkerOz

    By day, he’s a house painter, quiet and unassuming, a young man who speaks softly and keeps a baseball bat in the boot of his car.

    By night, Kenneth drives the streets of Townsville looking for trouble. It’s all too easy to find in a city besieged by a wave of youth crime.

    The police are doing their best, but 20-year-old Kenneth and his mates from Townsville Against Crime have taken it upon themselves to become the “eyes and ears” of the law, patrolling from midnight to near dawn for house breakers and joyriders.

    They say they are doing no more than their civic duty — a suspicious sighting is immediately called in to the police, Kenneth insists — and if something kicks off they have the right to defend themselves, like anyone else.

    “We’re not into that vigilante shit, and the cops know that,” he says. “If I see someone breaking into a house I get on to the cops and if there’s people home I will try to warn them. You don’t go in, because that can turn out to be a hostage situation and no one wants that.

    “You sit outside, hitting the horn or whatever to make noise, and that’s usually enough. If the crims start running you try to grab them and perform a citizen’s arrest until the police come. I’ve done that a few times.”

    Others say that Kenneth’s group and those like it networked through Facebook are anything but a mobile neighbourhood watch.

    “I make no bones about this … they are vigilantes and they’re probably even more dangerous than the kids they chase,” complains veteran indigenous activist Gracelyn Smallwood. “My greatest worry is that kids of all colour are being targeted.”

    It doesn’t help that the offenders are overwhelmingly indigenous and that Kenneth and his compatriots are mainly white. Townsville has a history of racial unease and the depredations of a small but hardened core of troublesome young people, numbering no more than 30, according to senior police, has brought long-simmering tensions to the surface.

    The problems began two years ago at a time when nearly 900 people had been thrown out of work by the collapse of Clive Palmer’s nickel plant at Yabulu, north of the city. Youth unemployment soared to 21 per cent. A community that took pride in its sunny optimism was deeply shaken as car theft doubled and burglaries spiked in what turned out to be a new form of niche crime: kids broke into homes to grab the keys to cars that were then taken for joyrides, frequently in appallingly dangerous circumstances.

    This is intensely personal business for Kenneth. After being confronted at home by five intruders, who were chased away, he found himself deeply angered by stories that women living alone were being singled out as easy marks.

    “I thought, at least I can defend myself, but they can’t. I decided to do something about it and I guess that’s part of the reason I’m here,” he tells The Weekend Australian.

    Kenneth is cruising the backstreets of Vincent, a hardscrabble suburb, on the lookout for stolen cars. A handheld police scanner is crackling as his phone pings with messages. His is one of six patrol groups that are active and they pool information on what’s hot in the north Queensland city. He says Townsville Against Crime has 2000 online members, of whom about 20 participate in the beat work.

    Earlier in the day, a stolen Kia hatchback was videoed tearing through the area and the footage has been shared with Kenneth. Whoever took it was rumbled. One of the joyriders, a T-shirted boy, pulled himself out of the passenger seat and hurled a bottle at the car tailing them, hanging precariously from the open car window. Kenneth’s first call of the night was to report that the Kia had been crashed in nearby Heatley and abandoned.

    Now he’s watching for a black Mercedes-Benz C-class that’s been spotted speeding crazily on Riverway Drive.

    “I think that’s it,” he says. The powerful sedan turns a corner, accelerates and disappears into the night. The smell of scorched rubber reaches into our car. “Yep, definitely stolen,” Kenneth says.

    Perhaps for our benefit, he makes no attempt to chase.

    We meet up with Anthony, a 38-year-old father of seven who runs Annandale Night and Day Watch, another community patrol. A burly man who works in hospitality, he admits that some groups are aggressive.

    “They will force anyone off the road to go after stolen cars,’’ he says. “They make it worse for everyone … we don’t have anything to do with them.”

    Anthony says he will take on offenders, though it’s not his preference.

    “I’m not trying to catch these kids to flog them,” he explains. “If you do that, you’re the one who ends up in court. So you sit back a bit. But if they come at me — and sometimes they do that — I will defend myself, like anybody else.”

    Both young men asked that their surnames not be published for fear they could be targeted for retribution.

    Kenneth says police cars have been rammed by stolen vehicles with young offenders at the wheel, a point confirmed by district police boss Kev Guteridge.

    The chief superintendent welcomes the help of the patrol groups, “a model we are seeing morphing out of neighbourhood watch”. He calls them “genuine people who are concerned about crime in this city”.

    “There is no evidence before me of … these people taking the law into their own hands or acting unlawfully,” Guteridge says, rejecting the claims of vigilante action. “They are the extra eyes and ears the police need to get on top of this. When something is going on, they ring the police … they are not dealing with things themselves.”

    Harrison Bell, 18, says that isn’t his experience. The city of 190,000 is big enough to offer a wealth of opportunity for kids to thieve, yet small enough for people to know who’s up to what. Bell isn’t indigenous, underlining the folly of stereotypes. Before getting his life together to train as a stockman, he cycled in and out of juvenile detention, 12 times between the ages of 12 and 17, convicted of car theft, assault, stealing and burglary. “I was in with a real bad crowd,” he says.

    So he took seriously a warning that he was on a vigilante “hit list”, to watch his back. “When I used to live in Vincent you would see these big four-wheel-drives flying around, chasing kids,” he continues. “From what I could see, the police turned a blind eye.”

    Guteridge denies this, insistent that “vigilante action cannot and will not be tolerated”.

    Smallwood says she has been pilloried for speaking out about the demonising of young indigenous people when a small minority was responsible for nearly all the thieving. She doesn’t for a moment condone this: as she points out, her house has been broken into, too, and her brother had his cherished Ford Fairlane stolen and torched. “We’re all part of this community, we’re all being affected,” she says.

    While argument rages over exactly what caused youth crime to surge in Townsville — Smallwood believes that alcohol-management plans in remote indigenous communities have enticed heavy drinkers to move to the city with their children, while Guteridge cites “intergenerational dysfunction among some families” — the nuances are lost on the victims, fed up with the constant threat.

    Samantha Kingsley, 50, is grateful that Kenneth now keeps an eye on her snack bar in Heatley after enduring seven break-ins in the past 12 months. To add insult to injury, she knows the boys responsible for a number of the forced entries, brothers aged 16, 11 and 7, who were caught in the act on security cameras. Kingsley and her husband, Max, would give them hot chips when they turned up hungry and broke.

    After she barred them, their ­father stormed into the shop, ­incensed. As he tells it: “The lady … took it out on the kids. She called them little turds. They didn’t hurt anyone.”

    Kingsley shakes her head and sighs. “You can’t win,” she says.

    Link with comments open but probably paywalled

  51. calli

    Do you have some links for that, Twostix? I’m not doubting you, but I’d like to read the story for myself.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    They are on a WEEB. A Well Earned Easter Break

    A dweeb in the very studious Paul Barry’s case – a doubly well earned Easter break.

  53. twostix

    I remember in the olden days when it was cool and so brave to say things like “I don’t care what they do in private” in regards to degeneracy like swingers and the like.

    Turns out they were raping eight year olds in private.

    Oops.

  54. twostix

    The ren and stimpy thing calli?

    Stimpy posted a link to it above.

  55. Rae

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare #2674829, posted on March 31, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I have been thinking here just now about malice. No sensible person wants to put themselves into a toxic environment where the intellectual level declines, although some people do get off on toxicity. Malicious comments go way beyond the cut and thrust of robust debate and disagreement or a mild intolerance of the foibles and manners of others.

    Well done you!
    A bit of reflection and self-awareness never goes astray.

    Bethy wasn’t talking about her own maliciousness. You can bet she will be back soon with more servings of it.

  56. John Constantine

    Three million bucks an episode wouldn’t pay for enough helicopters and sports cars and gold to do a show about the deputy mayor of Auburn council.

    Out on bail right now after that unfortunately timed car crash kept him from proving his innocence last time.

  57. I remember in the olden days when it was cool and so brave to say things like “I don’t care what they do in private” in regards to degeneracy like swingers and the like.

    Turns out they were raping eight year olds in private.

    Oops.

    Indeed, the ‘what they do in private’ argument was one of the stupidest ever.

  58. Baldrick

    The Troll giving lessons in maliciousness.
    Oh the ironing!

  59. None

    I can’t believe Malcolm Turnbull sent out an Easter message/card addressed “dear non-denominational brothers, sisters and others.” It’s there at Michael Smith’s website. Someone tell me that our PM. is not that vulgar and stupid as well as offensive. Someone tell me that’s an early April Fool’s joke.

  60. johanna

    Apparently, there is something called ‘feminist economics‘:

    According to the course description, the course focuses on “radically reconceptualizing” the study of economics so that it focuses on remedying gender inequities.

    Feminist economics might be imagined as a way of radically reconceptualizing and reorienting the study of economics rather than just an approach to make gender inequalities visible. Taking such a position, this course surveys foundational and contemporary feminist scholarship on epistemology, methodology and economic theory in order to trace their evolution over time and explore their transformative potential.

    The course invites students to explore “theoretical interventions” made by feminist scholars on issues such as free choice, rationality, and discrimination.

    We will survey important theoretical interventions made by feminists on the gendered nature of standard microfoundational assumptions such as free choice and rationality, new ways of conceptualizing discrimination and expanding the boundaries of the discipline to include socio-cultural norms and non-market spheres in the analysis.

    Might be imagined, indeed. 🙂

    What is it about many academics and their imitators that prevents them from writing clear, plain English? Could it be that such clarity would reveal what a crock of nothing they describe?

    I note that Our Great Helmsman and Founder, and his sidekick Steve Kates, are mercifully free from such affectations. Therefore, it is unlikely that either of them would have much time for ‘feminist economics.’

  61. I can’t believe Malcolm Turnbull sent out an Easter message/card addressed “dear non-denominational brothers, sisters and others.”

    The Greatness continues to tarry.

  62. John Constantine

    The Townsville citizen’s patrol demonstrates why yarragrad elite orcs have their heavily armed paramilitary Death squads and their fixated individuals domestic terror legislation.

    No prole can be anything but powerless to resist the narrative laid down by the State.

    A pale stale male with a baseball bat in the boot and the intention of hooting his horn at crime is a domestic terrorist.

    Flee, Cower and Beg in yarragrad, anything else and you get processed as a racist settler supremacist Nazi to make the terror and crime statistics look more politically correct.

    Comrades.

  63. In Australia for five years and still ‘studying’ English.

    Hmm

    And as Roger pointed out lobbying up to charities for free stuff and more cash

    And working cash in hand

    (an acquaintance from within a certain ethnic community told me about that being common with asylum seekers living in taxpayer provided open detention in Melbourne)

    It’s a cosy life that could go on indefinitely.

    Why so many delay lodging applications they know will fail.
    Or are waiting for a change of government.

    the Guardian on the withdrawal of income support for bridging visa holders

  64. twostix

    I can’t believe Malcolm Turnbull sent out an Easter message/card addressed “dear non-denominational brothers, sisters and others.”

    Lol this is literally bugmantopia. A regional governer of the global bugman hive sends salutations to nobody and everybody.

  65. twostix

    Detectives believe there are people involved in the “swinging” or group sex scene who may have heard about, or been unwittingly exposed to, the pdophile ring’s activities.

    What they’re saying is everybody knew.

  66. group sex scene

    Bring a woman instead of a 6 pack and salad.

  67. johanna

    Maocolm doesn’t want to offend any Sikhs, Joos, atheists, animists or Buddhists. Not that any of them have ever complained about receiving a religious Easter card from the Prime Minister. Not ever.

    Oh wait, there is a religious group that might get all stabby and blowing-up-ey about such a message. It just escapes me which group that might be.

  68. None

    Well if Turnbull really did send out a card like that Twostix (it’s on Michael Smth’s blog) all I can say is: what a patriarchal sexist prick. He put brothers first.

  69. Bruce of Newcastle

    I mentioned upthread that FANGsters Amazon and Netflix have shot themselves in the foot this week.

    Now it’s the F’s turn:

    A Majority Of Americans No Longer Trust Facebook

    When it comes to obeying laws protecting personal information, Americans have less faith in Facebook than other tech companies.

    That’s according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, Facebook has been engulfed in a storm of criticism after it emerged that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica harvested and exploited the personal information of 50 million of its users. The firm is trying to restore its badly tarnished image with CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently issuing a public apology. Judging by the findings of the poll, the social network certainly has serious work to do in order to restore confidence in its user base.

    I followed the links to the Reuters survey data to see if there was a breakdown between Dems and Republicans, as I was very interested to see what righties tell pollsters what they think of Spacechook. But sadly there was no political breakdown. I suppose lefty Reuters weenies are cluey enough not to ask a question unless they know what the answer will be.

  70. Oh wait, there is a religious group that might get all stabby and blowing-up-ey about such a message. It just escapes me which group that might be.

    The Amish?

  71. JohnA

    None #2674864, posted on March 31, 2018, at 8:52 am

    I can’t believe Malcolm Turnbull sent out an Easter message/card addressed “dear non-denominational brothers, sisters and others.” It’s there at Michael Smith’s website. Someone tell me that our PM. is not that vulgar and stupid as well as offensive. Someone tell me that’s an early April Fool’s joke.

    Dear None of the above,

    I speculate that the joke may be the PM himself, the April Fool who has populated his staff with non-denominationals who have no idea what the season means.

    The only possible excuse I can offer is that daylight savings time ends tonight.
    🙂

  72. None

    Dear god how sick how absolutely sick. And once again a mother and a step dad. I’m not saying all men are bad far from it but how many times do we hear of these fwit women shacking up with fwit low-life. What sort of nation have we become that we have swingers clubs which drug and rape kids?

  73. Muddy

    Top Ender.
    Thanks for the article. No doubt there’s a plan to exacerbate the whole ‘racial tension’ side of the issue. Indigenous people have been let down for decades by their so-called ‘leaders.’ In fact, I think that’s the biggest change they need to make, though what the alternatives are, who knows?

  74. 132andBush

    Thanks for the toons, Tom.

    Lisa Benson for me.

  75. Farmer Gez

    Ha ha ha.
    Medicinal Pot growers in the US are using large amounts of power to grow weed indoors and power companies are warning of outages caused by lighting in hydroponic businesses. Lower power using LED lights don’t give you fine quality weed and if grown outdoors it doesn’t have the same kick.
    The ultimate hippy dilemma. Saving the planet or getting high.😧

  76. stackja

    Thugs and drugs rule street where loving mum died
    ASHLEIGH GLEESON, The Daily Telegraph
    March 31, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    DRUGS and crime are rife along the Tamworth street where a young mother was brutally slain in her own home this week.

    “Beautiful” single mum Teah Luckwell’s body was discovered in her Robert St unit on Wednesday night with her one-year-old daughter Evie Rose unharmed and nearby.

    Locals say social housing units built on Ms Luckwell’s street about five years ago have led to a spike in crime. Police have seized CCTV from within the Homes North Community Housing-run block and were seen doorknocking residents yesterday in a desperate search for the 22-year-old Ms Tuckwell’s killer.

    Julie, a grandmother who did not want her surname used and lives in a unit in the block, said the building had developed a reputation as an “ice castle”.

    “There were a lot of ­druggos here,” she said. “We just had some people evicted because they were breaking and entering. They were fighting all day long.

    “That’s why the cameras were put in. We couldn’t sit outside and have a cuppa. There was so much fighting going on.

    “I’ve had knives thrown at my door, I’ve found a knife in my backyard. My grandkids don’t sleep here very often anymore because they are a bit scared.”

    Her fellow resident Les Kosek agreed.

    “If they have nothing to do they get themselves high on drugs,” he said.

  77. None

    A few years ago someone in government was telling me they were wanting to harvest information from Facebook to monitor dole bludgers pensioners whatever. I vaguely remember him muttering something about privacy. I will be surprised if our government has not been trolling Facebook.

  78. Nick

    No doubt there’s a plan to exacerbate the whole ‘racial tension’ side of the issue. Indigenous people have been let down for decades by their so-called ‘leaders.’ In fact, I think that’s the biggest change they need to make, though what the alternatives are, who knows?

    Strange how the only people accountable for any of their actions, are whites. The parents who don’t feed or supervise their kids are of course blameless. This is the real racism, Aborigines can never ‘own’ their own actions.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    Every time you think Venezuela has hit bottom it manages to find a way to go deeper.

    Venezuela’s Flour Shortage Means No Easter Eucharist for Churches

    Many churches across Venezuela will be unable to offer a Eucharist this Easter due to a chronic lack of flour used to produce the communion wafer.

    The lack of flour is a direct result of the economic crisis currently faced by the failed socialist state, which has triggered skyrocketing rates of hyperinflation and vast shortages of basic resources such as food, medicine, and hygiene products.

    Many of the less affluent churches will have no bread to give worshipers at Sunday’s Easter celebrations. The ritual is considered a sacrament in some churches and an ordinance in others as symbolic of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

    “The faithful are sending us the sacred bread imported from Miami and Houston before the situation that arises with the preparation,” said Father Ovidio Duarte, parish priest of the San Antonio María Claret church in Maracaibo, Zulia state.

  80. None

    So not quite medicinal weed, farmer Gez?

  81. johanna

    Carpe Jugulum
    #2674878, posted on March 31, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Oh wait, there is a religious group that might get all stabby and blowing-up-ey about such a message. It just escapes me which group that might be.

    The Amish?

    It’s on the tip of my tongue, Carpe …

  82. Rae

    I can’t believe Malcolm Turnbull sent out an Easter message/card addressed “dear non-denominational brothers, sisters and others.” It’s there at Michael Smith’s website.

    It’s fake.

  83. stackja

    If there was no cricket and no Russia. What to talk about?

  84. stackja

    Once people talked about the weather. Then we are told, the climate changed.

  85. If there was no cricket and no Russia. What to talk about?

    Well me me me, of course. I’m such a boofull, intelagend person.

  86. calli

    The ren and stimpy thing calli?

    Stimpy posted a link to it above.

    Thanks, ‘stix. I don’t open every link, for obvious reasons.

    Horrible story.

  87. Nick

    Different rules for some:

    After watching his team lose by 36 points, Hardwick was captured on TV walking down the stairs from the coaches’ box towards the oval, when he suddenly stopped in his tracks, backtracked and confronted the fan who said something to the premiership coach moments earlier.

    Sounds serious

    The comment was cutting enough for Hardwick to turn around and lean in towards the fan, before appearing to feign a headbutt, possibly in an attempt to scare the fan, and pointing him out to security guards.

    He feigned head butting a fan to scare him. Wonder what punishment he’ll get ?

    The AFL will decide after Easter whether to take action against the man.

    Oh. Wrong guy.

    AFL Coaches Association chief Mark Brayshaw said on Friday he was pleased with how security staff had handled the matter.”From what I saw the specatator was out of line but I was very impressed with the security staff. Because of them, and because of Dimma’s temperament, it didn’t escalate. That’s the thing I liked – it didn’t escalate,” he said.

    Yep, lucky it was just a feigned headbutt.

    AFL chief Gillon McLachlan said the report from ground security indicated the comments from the fan were “reasonably mild”.

    Yet the fan, possibly a goat, will still be punished.

    Imagine if the fan had been indigenous. The different response would have been illuminating.

  88. johanna

    Farmer Gez
    #2674885, posted on March 31, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Ha ha ha.
    Medicinal Pot growers in the US are using large amounts of power to grow weed indoors and power companies are warning of outages caused by lighting in hydroponic businesses. Lower power using LED lights don’t give you fine quality weed and if grown outdoors it doesn’t have the same kick.
    The ultimate hippy dilemma. Saving the planet or getting high.😧

    Heh, heh. Nice one Farmer.

    One of the main sources of ‘intelligence’ (because it doesn’t require any) for Plod is data from electricity companies. A three bedroom house in suburbia is using enough electricity to light up the Harbour Bridge, and the bills get paid on time. Hmmm.

    After much chin and scrotum scratching, Plod are on TV with another example of their brilliant results in the War on Drugs.

    Sheesh.

  89. Rae

    Tomorrow is April Fools Day. Smith posted his fake Mal greeting a day early. A bit like trick or treating on 30 October.

  90. stackja

    I know of a house all boarded up. No one seen entering or leaving. Police force entry. Jack pot!

  91. stackja

    Nick
    #2674897, posted on March 31, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Or a young girl saying something.

  92. johanna

    Nick
    #2674888, posted on March 31, 2018 at 9:29 am

    No doubt there’s a plan to exacerbate the whole ‘racial tension’ side of the issue. Indigenous people have been let down for decades by their so-called ‘leaders.’ In fact, I think that’s the biggest change they need to make, though what the alternatives are, who knows?

    Strange how the only people accountable for any of their actions, are whites. The parents who don’t feed or supervise their kids are of course blameless. This is the real racism, Aborigines can never ‘own’ their own actions.

    Yep, they are always ‘victims’ no matter what they did. It is always someone else’s fault.

    This is the ultimate form of racism, because it denies Aboriginal people individual agency. They have no brains, no will, no conscience. They are just robots committing atrocities.

    Mind you, the robot defence is prevalent across racial boundaries. In the notoriously lenient ACT courts, every single criminal defendant has a history of abuse, neglect, drugs, mental illness, yada yada.

    Therefore, they should be let out asap to do whatever again.

    Go figure.

  93. Anthony

    You gotta love those towelheads on the Gaza strip. Do they seriously believe that attacking Israel with rocks and home-made ‘user dies’ missiles will gain them a right of return to a country their forebears deserted several generations ago after claiming an islamic heritage which cannot have existed before the 8th century BC? These aarabs ain’t very strong on history.

  94. Rae

    Horrible story.

    If you believe it. Allegations by 2 former live-ins, 2o years on. #metoo

    twostix version: Pizza anyone?

  95. nemkat

    . In the notoriously lenient ACT courts, every single criminal defendant has a history of abuse, neglect, drugs, mental illness, yada yada.
    I think you might be gasconading a little bit there, though dysfunctional homes do tend to produce dysfunctional people.
    Unless we’re prepared to wind the clock back 200 years, we can’t be locking everyone up just because they’ve infringed one of our 10 Billion laws.

  96. None

    not have existed before the 8th century BC?

    you mean before the 8th century AD. Muslims weren’t around 8 centuries before Christ.

  97. Muddy

    Noor Salman, the wife of a terrorist who killed 49 people in the name of ISIS at an Orlando nightclub in 2016, has been found not guilty of charges connecting her to her husband’s jihadi rampage against innocents.
    Source.

  98. Muddy

    History is clear: Without the convictions of those who wanted to live as if Jesus was lord of all, free from the interference of tyrannical human governments, there would never have been a United States of America. Regardless of your current religious persuasion (or lack thereof), all of you reading this owe Christianity a debt of gratitude for the American exceptionalism you currently enjoy.

    Therefore, it’s only logical that if Christianity was instrumental in originally inspiring American exceptionalism, it’s quite unlikely that America will remain an exceptional country without the continued influence of Christianity.

    Steve Deace.

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    One of the main sources of ‘intelligence’ (because it doesn’t require any) for Plod is data from electricity companies. A three bedroom house in suburbia is using enough electricity to light up the Harbour Bridge, and the bills get paid on time. Hmmm.

    The crims bypass the meter.
    Best way is infrared cameras. Hard to hide the heat at night.
    Selling IR equipped drones to the police ought to be a good business.

  100. John Constantine

    In rural Australia, with cheap property, their Chinese organised crime gangs have a recipe.

    They lease a house, put a specially imported Chinese national on visa in it, send a Chinese electrician to bypass the electricity meter for the grow light circuit, then just deliver supplies to the shut in caretaker until harvest.

    If the law raids the growhouse, the Chinese national stays staunchly silent, serves his prison time in better conditions than he had in the grow house, then gets a free trip home to spend his back pay.

  101. johanna

    BTW, in the last few months both head of the ACT Supreme Court Richard Refshauge and Judge Hilary Penfold retired.

    Hilary lived next door to me in Garran Hall, and Richard lived there as well.

    Better not get busted for anything in the ACT from now on. 🙂

    The laws of libel (of which both are well acquainted) prevent me from saying a lot of things about them and their careers.

    I will say that they are both good people, in the sense that they never meant any harm. And they are both very bright.

    Hilary was very tolerant of my all night loud music – she was usually off to lectures or the library before I went to bed. She’s a genuinely nice person, and works like the dogs of the devil are after her. She’s also been married to the same bloke (a leftie) since the year dot.

    I want to celebrate Hilary here, on a right wing blog. It’s weird when your university college next door neighbour retires after a glittering career. I still see her as a friendly girl with long brown hair on her way to the library, while I went back to bed after breakfast.

    As for Richard Refshauge, he’ll have to shuffle off before I can do more than mention his name and state that he is a nice guy.

  102. Rockdoctor

    Top Ender

    #2674855, posted on March 31, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Been going on for decades except in the 90’s boys from the Infantry Battalions here sorting them out. Social media had bought unofficial associations of residents out of the shadows. I saw some of their handy work a few years back on some little as the shop lady says”turds” in the suburb where I was living. When assault complaints are made it is amazing how poor residents eyesight gets. It happens & it is sad because it is a sign of frustration. The cops at the coal face are frustrated as well & I was told first hand.

    As for Smallwood no one outside academia at JCU or local progressives take her seriously.

  103. Muddy

    Do they seriously believe that attacking I.s.r.a.e.l. with rocks and home-made ‘user dies’ missiles…

    One would think the policy is to provoke I.s.r.a.e.l. just enough to gain attention for their cause (the feral left media and the U.N. being their proxies), but not enough to justify prolonged, lethal retaliation (enough to wipe them out, in other words).

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    You gotta love those towelheads on the Gaza strip. Do they seriously believe that attacking Israel with rocks and home-made ‘user dies’ missiles will gain them a right of return to a country their forebears deserted several generations ago after claiming an islamic heritage which cannot have existed before the 8th century BC?

    Klein: Here’s Why Hamas Is Stirring Deadly Border Riots with Israel

  105. Muddy

    Not sure why I included all those fullstops. Let’s call it ‘individuality.’

  106. notafan

    an islamic heritage which cannot have existed before the 8th century BC?

    Or AD even

  107. Infidel Tiger

    Spooked sponsors face heat
    Steve Smith
    NICK TABAKOFF
    Sponsors, including the Commonwealth Bank, who dumped Steve Smith this week are facing a backlash for acting too soon.

    Suck shit.

    Imagine the temerity of financial services companies dumping these players because they didn’t like their behaviour?

    Corporate Australia needs to die in a fire.

  108. H B Bear

    One would think the policy is to provoke I.s.r.a.e.l. just enough to gain attention for their cause (the feral left media and the U.N. being their proxies), but not enough to justify prolonged, lethal retaliation (enough to wipe them out, in other words).

    Yep the Palestinian Industry is a great living for those at the top. Just ask Yasser Arafat’s family.

  109. Roger.

    Imagine the temerity of financial services companies dumping these players because they didn’t like their behaviour?

    Corporate Australia revealed to be fair-weather friends.

    Who’d have thought?

  110. notafan

    My ostentatious display of piety of the week was the three muslim men on the prayer rugs in a picnic area on the banks of the Maribyrnong River late on Good Friday.

    Very spontaneous

    Other muslim families in the area obviously missed the call to prayer and were pushing their children on swings and feeding the seagulls.

    Were names of the non participating taken?

    I wonder.

  111. notafan

    Apparently people of no appearance robbed a fish and chip shop in Yarraville the other day

    Wasn’t even a Friday.

  112. johanna

    From Ye Olde Fredde:

    None
    #2674747, posted on March 30, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Let me get this straight. The ACMA is now a self appointed arbiter of discrimination law? And the test is that a significant number of people are offended? Significant number being just a few shrieky lefty trolls? But the ABC and SBS still remain on air? Where the hell is Fifield? Also any statutory body setup that is not accountable to Parliament – and there are a few because Gillard made sure there were quite a few -should be immediately disbanded. The PM should advise the GG to immediately sack the lot or pass legislation to ban the lot forever.

    I have written here previously about my dispute with ACMA.

    I complained because a huckster televangelist claimed to be curing cancer and diabetes onstage. It was a paid presentation which TV channels pad out their airtime with lest the spectrum be given to someone else. But, I digress.

    I still have the three page, unintelligeable letter from ACMA which told me to fuck off. Having worked in the APS and specifically in the Communications portfolio for years, if anyone could understand this letter, I could. But I couldn’t.

    It is very much like the letters that people who complain to the ABC get.

  113. C.L.

    I can’t believe Malcolm Turnbull sent out an Easter message/card addressed “dear non-denominational brothers, sisters and others.”

    Well, I don’t believe it.
    This is a gag, right?
    LOL. Good one.

  114. notafan

    I can’t find the Turnbull quote but Shorten’s is classic

    Something similar will come out of his mouth when the islamic community celebrate mass animal choking in their own blood slaughter for no good reason day.

    Labor leader Bill Shorten wished Australians a happy Easter and said those working over the long weekend deserved their penalty rates.

    For many Australians from ­diverse faiths

    , this is a time for prayer and worship. For all of us, this is a weekend for rest and ­reflection, for family and friends,” he said. “Of course, there are always Australians giving up their break for the sake of others: from our emergency services personnel to the men and women who wear the uniform of this country, always putting duty before self. It’s right we take a moment to thank them for their contribution.”

    comrades.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    INDIGENOUS
    Spike in child sex abuse charges turns spotlight on remote Aboriginal communities

    The Australian
    12:00AM March 31, 2018
    Save

    Luke Griffiths
    Journalist
    Adelaide
    @_LukeGriffiths

    A Northern Territory youth, understood to be a boy in his mid to late teens, has been charged with five counts of sexual intercourse without consent following an incident this week involving a five-year-old boy at an unnamed remote community.

    Police provided no more information other than that the youth had been remanded in custody.

    A 14-year-old boy from South Australia’s remote Aboriginal lands has also been charged with the sexual assault of a child, ­believed to be a nine-year-old girl who was transferred to Alice Springs Hospital.

    A spokeswoman for NT Health was unable to give an update on the girl’s condition as she had been checked out of the hospital by late yesterday afternoon.

    The alleged incident occurred on Tuesday at Mimili, 1200km northwest of Adelaide in the vast Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands, with the 14-year-old refused bail amid an ongoing police investigation.

    Earlier this week, a 16-year-old boy was charged with sexual intercourse without consent with a four-year-old boy in the remote town of Ali Curung, 175km south of Tennant Creek.

    Last month, a 24-year-old man was charged with sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl in Tennant Creek. And NT police said this week a girl, believed to be four, was allegedly indecently assaulted in Tennant Creek in January.

    From the Oz. The article goes on to cite “overcrowding in houses” as a major cause of the dysfunction. Honestly.

  116. Caveman

    Apparently people of no appearance robbed a fish and chip shop in Yarraville the other day

    They battered the door down to get in apparently.

  117. notafan

    Labor leader Bill Shorten wished Australians a happy Easter and said those working over the long weekend deserved their penalty rates.

    For many Australians from ­diverse faiths, this is a time for prayer and worship. For all of us, this is a weekend for rest and ­reflection, for family and friends,” he said. “Of course, there are always Australians giving up their break for the sake of others: from our emergency services personnel to the men and women who wear the uniform of this country, always putting duty before self. It’s right we take a moment to thank them for their contribution.”

  118. EvilElvis

    how many times do we hear of these fwit women shacking up with fwit low-life.

    Yep. Just go for a wander in any suburban shopping centre. All on display.

  119. C.L.

    Labor leader Bill Shorten wished Australians a happy Easter and said those working over the long weekend deserved their penalty rates.

    Why? Is work keeping them from the Stations of the Cross or something?

  120. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    They battered the door down

    Shop now has battered door as well as battered fish. 😀
    Must be careful here – didn’t Alexander Downer get into SJW strife joking about things ‘battered’?

  121. C.L.

    In his defence, Turnbull’s Easter video message mentions Jesus as an example to all.
    His remarks overall were very good and entirely unobjectionable.

  122. EvilElvis

    working over the long weekend deserved their penalty rates

    Great, Bill, great.

    I went to work yesterday, my shop, to prep for today and sort some odd jobs that can’t be done when open. Out of the 8 bakeries and cafes in town only one was open, the Vietnamese bakery. Thanks Bill, not only do we not bother opening to pay 275% wages on public holidays but the few girls that are keen to work get knocked back, there’s to many people around to spruik ‘workers’ rights to risk it. Now our friendly bakery though, well you can guess how the workers get paid there and you can guess how much tax/GST they’d be paying after a big public holiday. What bill? Oh, that’s right, they’re not on the radar for your union dribble because racism/oppression/immigrants right?

  123. Infidel Tiger

    D Warner good man.

  124. johanna

    For Cats who dream of camping out in vast plains and lonesome forests.

    An Easter message from Vaugn Monroe – look up tonight for the Ghost Riders in the Sky.

  125. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2674944, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:04 am

    D Warner good man

    What’s he done now?

  126. notafan

    They battered the door down to get in apparently.

    Police reported the owners were salty.

  127. Infidel Tiger

    No dobbing. Good man.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2674949, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:13 am

    No dobbing. Good man

    Bugger!
    I was hoping he would put the Marsh bros in it.

  129. Infidel Tiger

    No dobbing. Gave the media nothing. Now they are ropeable.

    Fuxk the media. Fuxk corporate Australia.

  130. Rae

    None #2674909, posted on March 31, 2018 at 10:01 am

    not have existed before the 8th century BC?

    you mean before the 8th century AD. Muslims weren’t around 8 centuries before Christ.

    None #2674910, posted on March 31, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Snap

    Deja vu all over again. Morning None.

  131. areff

    They battered the door down to get in apparently.

    They were seen to fill the pockets of their leatherjackets to the bream and skate away. VicPol’s blue grenadiers described the suspects as blackfish, with their female companions known carriers of clam-ydia and crabs.

  132. nemkat

    Good on him.
    The Aussies didn’t have a bad day yesterday, Sayers got 2/9 in his last spell, similar action to Ryan Harris

  133. Roger.

    In his defence, Turnbull’s Easter video message mentions Jesus as an example to all.
    His remarks overall were very good and entirely unobjectionable.

    If a politician is going to mention Jesus I want their remarks to be objectionable.
    1 Corinthians 1:22-24.
    Otherwise, they’re just promoting a watered down civil religion.
    We get enough of that from non-believing clerics, thank you very much.

  134. Delta A

    I was busy composing something including the ‘whiting on the wall’, but after areff’s sterling effort I’ll retire from the challenge.

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Oh god. Candice was at the press conference with Roxy Jackenko. Sydney is a truly hideous place that must be pushed into the sea.

  136. johanna

    Cripes, I just learned from a youtube post that Ben Shapiro was (he says) a virgin until he was married.

    Let’s just say it’s true.

    No wonder he was a newspaper columnist at 17 and was writing books before he was 21. All that supressed energy had to go somewhere. He’s intense.

    I thought about commenting on Jooish men as lovers, but decided not to go there, except to comment that they are intense.

    BTW, a nameless jerk claimed that I said here that I had an abortion. Called out to prove it, Lizzie slunk away.

    Hope the tits are perky this morning, hun.

  137. Dr Fred Lenin

    Reading Breitbart news. Tesla credit rating downgraded shares plummet, has to re call half the cars it built for Fay-ult correction looks like the Musker has been found out . Makes you wom[Nader when weatherdills battery will explode killing lots of innocents ,will he and his gangrene comrades be sued by the survi-ivors and families of deceased will the Musker be included in the case ?will the Musker have any money to pay out compensation? Will the Musker wife and kids have any money to pay his lawtradespersons fees?
    Now there’s a little saga to contemplate.A thought for the day.

  138. notafan

    It was that way wasn’t it Delta .

    At least he didn’t say the police described them as ‘mudfish’

  139. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Individuals get drawn into responding to malice with protest and perhaps further malice, for it is contagious, which then incites further toxicity. Malice can be a form of addiction. A character defect in individuals, sometimes a parade of toxic groupthink in an anonymous crowd.

    Leigh, I did not exclude myself from the contagion. Nor you.
    My main interest now is ensuring that it ends or is contained.
    You are not helping by raking over old coals.
    I have always admired your commenting here on the Cat.
    A fast wit and generally a very amusing contributor to the blog.
    Don’t contribute to sending it further downhill.
    The phrase ‘better than that’ comes to mind.

  140. Rae

    Hope the tits are perky this morning, hun.

    Grigor and Beth.

  141. Dr Fred Lenin

    Oh ,and Trump health care is cheaper than comrade obama care ,no doubt about those socialists ,always looking after the workers !

  142. nemkat

    Have you thought about consulting Great Auntie Baldrick about your angst, Lizzie?

  143. Infidel Tiger

    I thought about commenting on Jooish men as lovers, but decided not to go there, except to comment that they are intense.

    Dear God, why have thou forsaken us?

  144. johanna
    #2674945, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:07 am
    For Cats who dream of camping out in vast plains and lonesome forests.
    An Easter message from Vaugn Monroe – look up tonight for the Ghost Riders in the Sky.

    That bloke will never make the big time on “The Voice”. No sob-inducing back story. No falsetto. Dresses conservatively. Doesn’t make outlandish on-stage movements.
    Poor example of a modern singer.
    (Sarc off)

  145. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2674957, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Oh god. Candice was at the press conference with Roxy Jackenko. Sydney is a truly hideous place that must be pushed into the sea.

    FMD.
    The best advice anyone could give Davey is to get his missus to sack the publicists and get the fuck off soshul meeja.
    When the money runs out Poxy will be gone.

  146. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2674967, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:33 am

    I thought about commenting on Jooish men as lovers, but decided not to go there, except to comment that they are intense.

    Dear God, why have thou forsaken us?

    Has Sinc sold the business to Mills and Boon?

  147. littledozer

    Interesting article on the Uber incident and the lack of questions around self driving cars.

    Amazes me that they plonk an every day nobody in the seat to monitor the self driving systems.

    http://www.thedrive.com/opinion/19504/disgraceful-dashcam-video-proves-uber-is-the-theranos-of-self-driving

  148. stackja

    Old School Conservative
    #2674968, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Al Jolson wore ‘black face’.

  149. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There is only one person on this blog who will never again get any recognition from me.
    Calli’s kindly proffered card suggesting to ignore her is always held in my hand from now on.
    Bushkid – I want the nonsense to end too. I said that early this morning.
    I’ve always come to the Cat for light-hearted fun and some good discussion.
    Robust is fine, but malign and malicious behavior is not. It is toxic.
    In various ways, I’ve had enough toxicity from the left to last a lifetime.
    I refuse to accept it here. I will simply ignore it from now on.

  150. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #2674967, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:33 am
    I thought about commenting on Jooish men as lovers, but decided not to go there, except to comment that they are intense.

    Dear God, why have thou forsaken us?

    Fore skinned me?

  151. johanna

    areff, email coming from me soon with a ‘beautifully written’ review of The Broken Shore. No payment expected.

    I was first published about 40 years ago, but rarely under my real name. Privacy is a big deal for me.

    Promise not to reference me, and have elided it in the review. But, I lived in Carlton in the early 70s and saw those strange buildings which were like Masonic lodges or belonging to some kind of charity outfits. They were creepy. Nobody seemed to know who owned them or what they were for.

    Furriner Peter Temple, like this Sydneysider, contemplated them and the hairs stood up everywhere.

    Melbourne in the 1970s and 80s was a cesspool of child abuse, don’t have any reason to believe that things have changed.

  152. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Areff, that ‘fish shop’ collection was so funny. An immediate Cat classic.

  153. stackja

    Bing Crosby : Feudin’ And Fightin’ (1947 ) – YouTube

    Feuding and fussing and a-fighting
    Sometimes it gets to be exciting
    Don’t like them ornery neighbors down by the creek
    We’ll be plumb out of neighbors next week
    Grandma, poor old grandma
    Why’d they have to shoot poor grandma
    She lies ‘neath the clover
    Someone caught her bending over
    Picking up a daisy
    Feuding and fussing and a-fighting
    This is a wrong that needs a righting
    Let’s get that funeral service over
    So then we can start in a-feuding again
    Feuding and fighting and a-fussing
    That’s all that’s going on with using
    We are such neighborly people peaceful and sweet
    All except when we happen to meet
    Daughter, baby daughter
    Poisoned all the neighbors chickens
    Daughter hadn’t oughter
    Least until she could run like the dickens
    They hit her with a shovel
    Feuding and fighting and a-fussing
    No use a-standing here a-cussing
    Let’s give our daughter a pistol now that she’s four
    And go feuding and fighting some more
    Songwriters: Al Dubin / Burton Lane
    Feudin’ & Fightin’ lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

  154. Infidel Tiger

    Poor Areff.

    When he imagined himself in a ménage a trois with two batty sheilas, I bet it didn’t involve being pressured to publish their book reviews.

  155. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    OMG, two blandishments at once, areff.
    You are doing well this morning. 🙂

  156. johanna

    JC
    #2674976, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Johanna

    Do you have a cat?

    You are such a bore, IT asked me that yonks ago. It seems that there is a desperate need to re-affirm stereotypes from failing Beta males.

    As I told the flailing IT – no.

    I have numerous cats who live around here and claim my yard as part of their territory. My last interaction with one was when I put the hose on it as it was trying to dig a hole to crap in my garden.

    You may be mistaking me for Dr P Martyr, avowed spinster and cat owner.

  157. egg_

    D Warner good man.

    Looked red faced and angry* despite the tears.
    A grade narc.

    *Just like Trumble post narrow election win.

  158. stackja

    Government seething with Liberal Party ‘con-trick’ on fire reform
    James Dowling and Monique Hore, Herald Sun
    March 31, 2018 12:32am
    Subscriber only
    THE ANDREWS Government’s controversial bid to break up the CFA has been sensationally derailed after Liberal MPs tricked Labor colleagues into not voting.

    Liberal MPs Craig Ondarchie and Bernie Finn claimed they could not attend yesterday’s upper house vote on the Fire Service Reform Bill as they needed to observe Good Friday, and asked Labor to stand down two of its MPs.

    Labor agreed under parliament’s longstanding ‘pairing’ convention, which enables MPs on either side of the political divide to miss parliament due to illness or other circumstances without undermining the democratic process.

  159. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Areff publishes stuff on its merits.
    It is a mistake to think otherwise.
    Not everything suits Quadrant.

    We love him here for himself, as well as for his fish. 🙂

  160. stackja

    But, in an unprecedented move, Mr Finn and Mr Ondarchie then appeared in the chamber on Friday just minutes before the decisive vote, allowing the Coalition to defeat the controversial bill 19-18.

    The brutal manoeuvre came after crossbencher Rachel Carling-Jenkins — who has claimed to oppose the bill — handed the government a critical advantage in the vote when she informed parliament she was too sick to attend, but did not request a Labor MP abstain.

    The shock stunt, which followed a marathon 24-hour debate on the bill, prompted outrage and tears in the house, with Labor MPs even accusing their opponents of insulting Christianity with their treachery.

    Labor Western Metro MP Cesar Melhem called Mr Finn and Mr Ondarchie were the most dishonourable men on earth.

    “If they truly are good Christians the only place waiting for them is Hell,” Mr Melhem said.

    Leader of the government in the Legislative Council, Gavin Jennings, said Mr Ondarchie had “begged, preached and prayed” to be with his family on the holy day.

    “If he has a skerrick of sincerity he must be feeling devastated that he was part of this con trick to breach convention,’’ Mr Jennings said.

  161. stackja

    Mr Ondarchie, in asking for a “pair”, had said: “This is the day that my Lord was crucified. I do not want to be here.”

    Northern Metro MP Mr Ondarchie had even spent several minutes praying in the chamber at midnight.

    In a statement yesterday, Mr Finn said he had been offended at having to sit on Good Friday as it showed disrespect to Christians.

    He left after being offered a pair, he said, but had been ordered back to Parliament yesterday morning for the vote.

    “We saved the CFA. Mission accomplished,” Mr Finn said.

    The furious government said Labor MPs Philip Dalidakis and Jaala Pulford had left for family holidays on the understanding Mr Ondarchie and Mr Finn would not return.

  162. stackja

    Mr Jennings said the government would attempt to bring the bill — to split the fire services into volunteer and career only brigades — back to parliament as soon as possible.

    Labor whip Jaclyn Symes — who approved the pairing arrangement with Opposition whip Wendy Lovell — said breaching the convention would have ‘huge ramifications’ on the running of parliament.

    But Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto said the Coalition was proud of its actions.

    “We are proud of what we have done in stopping Daniel Andrews’ efforts to destroy the great work the CFA do,” he said.

    “Today is the day we saved the CFA, the public is not concerned about internal pairing arrangements.”

    [email protected]

  163. jupes

    D Warner good man.

    Yes.

    They still got him to shed a tear but not anything else they wanted.

  164. egg_

    If he is like Trumble, he won’t change – he’ll be the same on his return in a year’s time as if nothing has happened.

    Just like the resident sockies.

  165. stackja

    Judge visits bar with barrister whose case was in her court
    Steven Wardill, The Courier-Mail
    March 31, 2018 1:00am
    Subscriber only

    ONE of Queensland’s top judges has defended a fledgling judicial charge after she socialised with a barrister who had a case before her court.

    District Court judge Nicole Kefford, one of the State Labor Government’s hand-picked appointees, attended the swank Gerard’s Bar in Brisbane earlier this month with leading planning barrister Mitchel Batty.

    A file note taken by a lawyer who witnessed the gathering – which has been distributed among the legal fraternity and obtained by The Courier-Mail – has prompted concern that Judge Kefford may have transgressed long-standing judicial ethics.

    The March 3 soiree came two days after Judge Kefford found in favour of Mr Batty’s developer clients, and adjourned the case ahead of further hearings about conditions to be placed on the contentious Gold Coast service station proposal.

    Private contact between judges and lawyers with current cases before their court is an affront to judicial ethics, according to the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration.

  166. stackja

    Senior legal figures have described Judge Kefford’s actions as a “grave error of judgment”.

    According to a file note, Judge Kefford and Mr Batty arrived together with two other people at Gerard’s Bar about 7.30pm but left immediately after being acknowledged by the lawyer.

    “I had eye contact and waved/motioned to Batty when he saw me,” the note states.

    “He did not acknowledge me. They stayed less than a minute… and left.”

    But District Court Chief Judge Kerry O’Brien insisted that no ethical rules had been broken because the case before the judge had finished.

    Judge O’Brien’s spokeswoman insisted Judge Kefford was “well aware and adheres strongly to her obligations and responsibilities as a judge”.

    “The judge had deliberately not had any private contact of any kind with Mr Batty prior to the delivery of judgment in the case on March 1,” she said, and insisted the case was resolved before Judge Kefford and Mr Batty socialised together.

    “If there is any dispute as to the conditions of the final orders, to be approved in April, then that dispute becomes a further hearing, with fresh evidence.”

  167. Infidel Tiger

    It was a fake tear I hope.

    The media are sick and we must make their lives awful.

  168. egg_

    They still got him to shed a tear but not anything else they wanted.

    CA was calling the shots.
    Millions at stake.

  169. egg_

    See you in 12 months, tard.
    Send my regards to Sonny Bill.

  170. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Not everything suits Quadrant.

    Les Murray, for instance, doesn’t go much on me poetry about King Arfur.
    Too many rhymes, I expect. 🙂
    Rejection is the unhappy poet’s lot.
    Never give up though, I say.
    Vogan poetry will make a comeback.
    Someday.

  171. No dobbing.

    Nope. Just well advised. He would like another chance at the (not so) big bucks.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #2674976, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Johanna

    Do you have a cat?

    JC.
    That question should be …
    “How many cats do you have?”

  173. egg_

    You can bet she will be back soon

    Just hang on to Calli’s card and apply Sinc’s policy to the trolls.

  174. Farmer Gez

    Gavin Jennings simply does not get the main problem with creating separate volunteer and career brigades.
    CFA volunteers,including myself, will not take orders from any career officer associated with the UFU.

  175. egg_

    I have been thinking here just now about malice. No sensible person wants to put themselves into a toxic environment where the intellectual level declines, although some people do get off on toxicity. Malicious comments go way beyond the cut and thrust of robust debate and disagreement or a mild intolerance of the foibles and manners of others.

    Abbot’s bunker/appeasement strategy in Govt was a total failure, he was better in Opposition.

  176. johanna

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2674975, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:51 am

    There is only one person on this blog who will never again get any recognition from me.
    Calli’s kindly proffered card suggesting to ignore her is always held in my hand from now on.
    Bushkid – I want the nonsense to end too. I said that early this morning.
    I’ve always come to the Cat for light-hearted fun and some good discussion.
    Robust is fine, but malign and malicious behavior is not. It is toxic.
    In various ways, I’ve had enough toxicity from the left to last a lifetime.
    I refuse to accept it here. I will simply ignore it from now on.

    On and on she goes, no matter what, no matter how many times she threatens to depart, she is with us forever. I guess that her unfortunate husband is used to this faux drama.

    The ACB need Lizzie.

    Truth, schmooth. Let’s just keep on rockin’.

  177. Entropy

    I am honk Johanna should get a cat. I recommend Devon Rex. Marvellous creatures for a cat. Real companions. Although a pair would be best to keep each other company while Johanna was out.

  178. Entropy

    ‘Honk’ should have been ‘thinking’

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Leigh Lowe

    #2674970, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Infidel Tiger

    #2674957, posted on March 31, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Oh god. Candice was at the press conference with Roxy Jackenko

    OK.

    I have a bit of a reputational issue for some underhand behaviour.
    Who should I take to the presser?
    I know!
    A tarty broad whose hubby did time for insider trading.

    Jesus.
    Roxy.
    A problem masquerading as a solution.
    The one thing Davey boy does not need right now is a publicist setting up photo shoots of him pushing the kids on the swing down at the park.
    He needs not to have his mugshot in the paper until March 2019.

  180. egg_

    Good on him.
    The Aussies didn’t have a bad day yesterday

    Oh the irony, squared.

  181. JC

    Oh Ok, Artiste asked you . He’s a good man. Sometimes we think the same way.

    I think you should get onto seniors Tinder. Sheilas, no matter how insane, should not be alone. I’m sure you’ll find some semi decent 80 year old on there.

  182. C.L.

    If a politician is going to mention Jesus I want their remarks to be objectionable.
    1 Corinthians 1:22-24.
    Otherwise, they’re just promoting a watered down civil religion.
    We get enough of that from non-believing clerics, thank you very much.

    It’s a secular state, Roger. He’s not a bishop.

  183. JC

    Although a pair would be best to keep each other company while Johanna was out.

    Ent, where’s she going?

  184. C.L.

    Far out. Now I’m switching to support for Warner.
    No tears, no dobbing and FU.
    Well played.

  185. C.L.

    I thought about commenting on Jooish men as lovers, but decided not to go there, except to comment that they are intense.

    You’re a funny one, Joanna. You chip Lizzie every day but yesterday morning it was bras and today it’s your alleged sexual experience with Woody Allen and George Costanza.

    Oy vey, hey?

  186. Rae

    No tears

    Tears aplenty, C.L. And catching the breath. But, wants to come back asap. So, avoided answering “hand on heart, who else was involved?” questions.

  187. C.L.

    Correction: Warner did cry.

  188. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “I make no bones about this … they are vigilantes and they’re probably even more dangerous than the kids they chase,” complains veteran indigenous activist Gracelyn SmallwoodBrain. “My greatest worry is that kids of all colour are being targeted.”

    Yeah, because we know kids of colour have unlimited break in rights. Da United Nations Agenda 21 says so.

  189. Infidel Tiger

    No tears, but there was sobbing. It was fake, so I’m ok with it.

    If you see a board member of Cricket Australia today, drive your car over them really slowly so you can hear their life force slowly being squeezed out of their arseholes. Then reverse.

  190. egg_

    Grigor and…

    Deep, deep denial.
    Says it all.

  191. johanna

    lizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2675002, posted on March 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Not everything suits Quadrant.

    Les Murray, for instance, doesn’t go much on me poetry about King Arfur.
    Too many rhymes, I expect. 🙂
    Rejection is the unhappy poet’s lot.
    Never give up though, I say.
    Vogan poetry will make a comeback.
    Someday.

    You are not fit to lick the mud off Les Murray’s boots, Ms Eastern Suburbs Harbour View Mt Druitt socialite slag.

    I have all of Les Murray’s books on my shelf. I have to temper my reading, because some of it literally makes me cry. He has a power with words that you and your girlfriends at lunch would never even dream of, unless they were discussing unsuccessful cosmetic surgery.

  192. Caveman

    They will be back for this summer I reckon. Warner has shifted the heat now onto CA this looks good for all three now, they will appeal.

  193. Infidel Tiger

    Johanna and Lizzie, take it easy gals. You’re both right.

  194. JC

    Can someone explain the ‘perky tits’ thing as I missed it.

  195. egg_

    Elon Musk is a gifted entrepreneur and hustler, but you’d be crazy to believe his promises. I have no doubt at all that SA taxpayers were dudded by the battery deal, the detail of which is still shrouded in secrecy.

    The WBB is just another Green token and they scarcely mention the Gensets:

    Hornsdale Power Reserve is operated by Tesla and provides a total of 129 megawatt-hours (460 GJ) of storage capable of discharge at 100 megawatts (130,000 hp) into the power grid. The system helps to prevent load-shedding blackouts[12][13] and provide stability to the grid (grid services)[14] while other generators can be started in the event of sudden drops in wind or other network issues.

  196. Can someone explain the ‘perky tits’ thing as I missed it.

    Shorten in a good mood.

  197. cohenite

    That little prick david hogg, riding on the Florida school massacre, is attacking every conservative from Laura Ingraham of Fox and even McCain(!) who apparently takes too much money from the NRA.

  198. areff

    Ladies, please! If Muslim men must tolerate four women and their sharp tongues, no wonder the poor devils blow themselves up.

    Might I slather the balm of patriarchal praise and note that both Lizzie and Johanna are ornaments to this blog? Johanna’s reports on the Royal Commission into Bent Bruvvers were invaluable and Lizzie’s diarism is always interesting.

    Can’t we all just get along? It’s Easter and the alleged Messiah would endorse a much-needed outbreak of amity.

  199. JC

    That little prick david hogg, riding on the Florida school massacre, is attacking every conservative from Laura Ingraham of Fox and even McCain(!) who apparently takes too much money from the NRA.

    He’s also got a very low SAT score and rejected from the better universities. He has a very usual face. It’s like it’s bent to one side.

  200. jupes

    16 fuckwits are killed because Trump recognised Jerusalem.

    Luckily for their families the Australian government taxpayer is donating tens of millions of dollars to them.

    What a brilliant idea Julie Bishop.

  201. C.L.

    Can someone explain the ‘perky tits’ thing as I missed it.

    More importantly, are there pics?

  202. Can someone explain the ‘perky tits’ thing as I missed it.

    Seriously, “perky tits” qualifies you as an esteemed writer.

  203. JC

    You’re about to be (hard) earning the monthly SS cheque, Areff.

    By the way, I called the Dept of SS. I’m not going to hit them for the SS, but when the time comes, I will get them for (US) Medicare.

  204. Bushkid;

    If you want to behave like demented monkeys and hurl your shit about the place and plaster the walls with your finger-painted personal insults, why not find a blog or whatever that caters to your own special little needs.

    + infinity.

  205. Nick

    I used to think the highest of Quadrant

  206. Can’t we all just get along?

    Nah. Far korf. I’m in a bad mood.

  207. areff

    Grab it while you can, JC. You paid 15% of your income for x years. It’s yours. Pocket it before Uncle Sam spends it on another PBS documentary about gazengelopes rooting in the Age of Climate Change or somesuch.

  208. Spring is coming

    I would like to start by acknowledging the first owners of this press conference. The Chappelle peoples.

    Firstly I am truely sorry for my actions.

    I should not have picked the newest member of the team to participate in something that In retrospect required more skill. For this I am sorry.

    I now understand that yellow was not the preferred colour of said material. A light brown would have been a better option. I am sorry.

    I should also have obtained the necessary paperwork to ensure all participants were committed to winning. On behalf Of myself and my Legal team, I am sorry.

    To be caught doing something outside of the rules is something I am not proud of. I will learn from this.

    Retaliating to sledges in front of cameras is unacceptable. I shall learn the art of discretion and the Ninja. Sorry about that.

    I ask to be given a second chance so that I may prove to others I’m not used to getting caught and may dispense justice in the Turnbull way. Once again I say sorry.

    My book should be in stores for Father’s Day. ‘Making Warner Great Again!’ For this we are all sorry.

    I would like the media to respect my families privacy so as I may reflect on my actions in the sanctuary of my mansion.

  209. JC

    Areff

    By the way, I verified this from three people who live in Manhattan. Most Manhattan docs don’t take insurance anymore for visits. They slap you for 700 bucks a visit. It seems to be only a NYC thing as the system is reasonable elsewhere.

  210. Caveman

    I dont have Twitter but Warner just twittered as to why he didn’t answer the questions.

  211. Splatacrobat

    “Johanna and Lizzie, take it easy gals. You’re both right.”

    I’m only lurking/waiting for the inevitable make up sex.

  212. Rae

    Hornsdale Power Reserve is operated by Tesla Neoen

    Neoen operates both the big battery and the next door wind farm.

  213. JC

    areff
    #2675043, posted on March 31, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Grab it while you can, JC. You paid 15% of your income for x years. It’s yours. Pocket it before Uncle Sam spends it on another PBS documentary about gazengelopes rooting in the Age of Climate Change or somesuch.

    Lol yea. Wifey thinks I should grab it too, but she’s just greedy. I know I’m due the loot, but I can’t. The US was really good to me and it’s a way of paying the place back. But I will take the Medicare, seeing we’re going to be there 3 months a year and a hospital stay could send you broke.

  214. JC

    C.L.
    #2675037, posted on March 31, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Can someone explain the ‘perky tits’ thing as I missed it.

    More importantly, are there pics?

    Hope so. Love perky howitzers. Yuge failing of mine.

  215. egg_

    Googlery sock makes a Wiki correction.

  216. calli

    Retaliating to sledges in front of cameras is unacceptable. I shall learn the art of discretion and the Ninja. Sorry about that.

    😄 That’s wisdom that is.

  217. C.L.

    Personal responsibility is important – all important, actually – but I’m very solidly of the opini0n that Smith and Warner were the hapless (and, alas, witless) inheritors of a poisonous, idiotic culture of abusive and cowardly (11 vs 1) poor sportsmanship. They inherited it, took pride in continuing it and were encouraged to do so by the nameless, manipulative ticks of Cricket Australia.

    One other thing: it’s not often I side with a member of The Chaser but Chas Licciardello on The Project last night was excellent. He pointed out that ‘we’ were just as bad as the cheaters. Panelist Hugh Riminton was perplexed. In what way? he asked. After all, there must be personal responsibility and nobody forced the culprits to do the wrong thing. Precisely, Licciardello replied. Ergo: those now vilifying and going overboard-bananas about Smith and Warner should take responsibility for what they have wrought. They too had a choice and decided to go nuts. Well said.

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