Monday Forum: May 21, 2018

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  1. OneWorldGovernment

    Trump demands NASA stop wasting money on the international space station

    President Trump plans to cut off funding to the International Space Station by 2025. Many people do not even know there is an International Space Station, because it is so rarely in the news, but it has cost more than $100 billion to build and support.

    What follows is a complete list of the most important discoveries of the space station over the past 20 years:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/trump_demands_nasa_stop_wasting_money_on_the_international_space_station.html

  2. OneWorldGovernment

    Diplomacy.

    Putin Style.

    Putin and Erdogan publicly diss each other using startling body language

    All is not well among the miscreants wreaking havoc in Syria.

    Heshmat Alavi, an Iranian human rights campaigner and blogger, spotted an incident broadcast on Turkish television that reveals mutual contempt between Russia’s dictatorial leader, Putin, and Turkey’s dictatorial leader, Erdoğan, at a public ceremony that also included Iran’s dictatorial leader, Rouhani.

    Watch closely in the first seconds of the video embedded in the tweet, as Putin unmistakably responded to a body language insult by Erdoğan (failing to rise fully to shake his hand) by quickly and casually flipping Erdoğan’s chair over and walking away to greet Rouhani as a scramble took place to right the chair and pretend the insult never happened.

    Interesting how Erdogan only stood halfway to shake Putin’s hand, refusing to stand up straight in diplomatic fashion… and how Putin responded by throwing his chair…
    This is the so-called alliance #Iran was counting on in #Syria… pic.twitter.com/GCj42sFF03
    — Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) May 20, 2018

    Hat tip: Clarice Feldman

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/putin_and_erdogan_publicly_diss_each_other_using_startling_body_language.html

    https://twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi/status/998098164988170240/video/1

  3. Entropy

    @realDonaldTrump
    10m10 minutes ago
    More
    The Wall Street Journal asks, “WHERE IN THE WORLD WAS BARACK OBAMA?” A very good question!

    Getting an open ended contract with Netflix to produce whatever the hell he wants. Don’t worry, apparently he won’t be commenting on current politics. Susan Rice is on the Netflix board and will keep an eye on him.

  4. DrBeauGan

    None
    #2716989, posted on May 22, 2018 at 6:19 am
    Well Beaugan, Tom is not under any obligation to post any links to any cartoons here or anywhere else but he does, and in so doing he makes his own choices as to what he thinks is worth posting and you are quite welcome to post your own links to cartoons if you care to or just go find them yourself.

    Sure, None, I’m grateful to Tom for posting them. I imagine most of us are. I’ve said so several times.

    Of course he makes his own choices. How could he not?

    I am only interested in the question of whether delonas is anti-Semitic. I find the idea of hating a whole bunch of people you’ve never met deranged. Seriously deranged, and hence disturbing. Having a preference for Hamas over Israel is different. Still deranged in my view, but not on the same scale. I can more or less understand that one’s tribalism could take one there.

    So I would like to know just how deranged Delonas is; just anti-Netanyahu deranged or the full baby-eating deranged? I find it difficult to believe the latter and would need strong evidence before I’d buy it

  5. Herodotus

    Just in case you thought the BBC might be different to our own, our very own, ABC, here’s a few samples of attitudes from overnight.
    1. Sob stories from Gaza. Never mind that Gazans voted Hamas in and that the Palis have rejected every deal ever offered because any deal which leaves Israel standing is no deal at all.
    2. Italy to have one of those “populist” governments that are so regrettable. Populist is now code for right wing death beast government, not democratically elected swing back to common sense after watching how disastrously the wet left have managed Europe while morphing into totalitarian nannyism.
    3. James Clapper gets a gig to say he’s convinced that the Russians swung the 2016 election by influencing just a small number of votes.

  6. OneWorldGovernment

    DrBeauGan
    #2716997, posted on May 22, 2018 at 6:48 am

    None
    #2716989, posted on May 22, 2018 at 6:19 am
    Well Beaugan, Tom is not under any obligation to post any links to any cartoons here or anywhere else but he does, and in so doing he makes his own choices as to what he thinks is worth posting and you are quite welcome to post your own links to cartoons if you care to or just go find them yourself.

    Sure, None, I’m grateful to Tom for posting them. I imagine most of us are. I’ve said so several times.

    Of course he makes his own choices. How could he not?

    I am only interested in the question of whether delonas is anti-Semitic. I find the idea of hating a whole bunch of people you’ve never met deranged. Seriously deranged, and hence disturbing. Having a preference for Hamas over Israel is different. Still deranged in my view, but not on the same scale. I can more or less understand that one’s tribalism could take one there.

    So I would like to know just how deranged Delonas is; just anti-Netanyahu deranged or the full baby-eating deranged? I find it difficult to believe the latter and would need strong evidence before I’d buy it

    Why don’t you ask Delonas?

  7. Crossie

    What is it with our politicians and their love of Clintons? Who knew Alexander Downer had $25 million to throw at the Clinton Foundation? Of course it could be our money he was bignoting himself with.

    This could very well sink his daughter Georgina’s chances in Mayo, all her opposition has to ask is where did the money come from?

  8. Crossie

    Tom is doing a wonderful service for the Cats, as soon as I wake up I check his links.

  9. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So I would like to know just how deranged Delonas is; just anti-Netanyahu deranged or the full baby-eating deranged? I find it difficult to believe the latter and would need strong evidence before I’d buy it

    Delonas doesn’t strike me as anti-j**s but he certainly isn’t afraid to satirise. Brutally satirise is more like it.

  10. OneWorldGovernment

    Dirt on Hillary

    One principal premise of the so-called “collusion” is that the Trump campaign met with and contacted Russians to obtain “dirt” on Hillary and the DNC emails.

    The logical questions are, what dirt could the Russians possibly provide that we do not already know about Hillary, and how could it be worse than the truth about Hillary?

    Think about it: dirt on Hillary. Why would we need Russians, or anyone else, to inform us about dirt on Hillary?

    All you have to do is honestly examine Hillary’s and Bill’s shenanigans since their days in Arkansas. This does take some time and attention, given the complex, corrupt history of Hillary and Bill. It is essentially lying, greed, and abuse of power.

    We already know the dirt about Hillary: Whitewater, missing billing records, selling pardons, selling uranium to the Russians, stealing White House silverware, FBI files on Republicans, covering up Bubba’s rape and sexual harassments, the email scandal, destroying emails under subpoena, Travelgate, attacking the women harassed by Bill, and more. I am sure I missed some.

    The problem is not getting dirt on Hillary. We have the dirt on Hillary. There is so much dirt that it is mindboggling for anyone who cares, which excludes Democrats and the media.

    But none of the real dirt about Hillary mattered to the Dems who nominated Hillary and the media that promoted her campaign. What could the Russians possibly have on Hillary that is worse than what we know about her?

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/dirt_on_hillary.html

  11. Baldrick

    Ba1drick 🇦🇺 (Dragon Energy) @Ba1drick
    Replying to @seandelonas
    Are you just anti-Netanyahu deranged or the full baby-eating deranged?
    Asking for a friend.

  12. DrBeauGan

    I remember before post-modernism, Herodotus, when the BBC tried to be objective and non-partisan. But that was long ago and in another country. Now we know there is no such thing as truth, so no point in pursuing it. And no such thing as objectivity, so we can put out any dishonest crap we like.

    For these disgusting buggers it’s all about power and imposing the ideas you’ve been indoctrinated with onto as many people as possible.

  13. John Constantine

    Their downer “property of the Clinton crime family” tattoos warn off their media from ever dropping a hard word on them.

  14. Senile Old Guy

    Quote:

    Andrew Denton hosted Enough Rope on ABC TV and is considered one of this country’s best interviewers. Surveying the online landscape, he felt this was a situation he could try to help improve.

    This is, of course, on the ABC website, so it is the ABC promoting and praising someone who hosted a show on the ABC. And it is for “Sunday Extra” an ABC Radio National program. Using our tax dollars in yet more self promotion.

    How very ABC!

  15. calli

    One of the jobs of cartoonists is to expose an underlying truth through image and humour. Sometimes they go over the top in their depictions and we can forgive them because the cartoon sheds light/exposes hypocrisy.

    Delonas does neither in his recent offerings.

    Perhaps he needs to go to Israel and have a good look around. And maybe speak to a few Christian Pallis rather than Hamas d*ckheads.

  16. calli

    But that was long ago and in another country

    And besides, the wench is dead.

    The new strumpet gets away with anything she likes.

  17. calli

    God’s work, Balders. The quacks kept your heart in the right place.

  18. DrBeauGan

    Do let us know if you get an answer, Baldrick.

    Many years ago I spent an enjoyable month in Tel Aviv on a consultancy job. Nearly everyone I met was an Israeli citizen, and presumably dzhwish, although we never discussed religion. Lovely people, and anxious to live in peace, but not expecting to get it any time soon. Meetings were held in a nuke-proof shelter, which says something about their assumptions.

    On the way back, I stopped in Switzerland and got talking to a girl who had been on the same plane out of Tel Aviv. She was, it appeared, in the Israeli army. And she was on a short break, but looking forward to getting back so she could hunt down and kill Arabs.

    I don’t know why she said that. I just looked at her. My reaction was: “Wow, you learnt a lot from Adolph.” I didn’t say it, but I think she saw the contempt in my eyes. There was no sense in what she said that the Arabs were armed and dangerous, just that she despised them all and wanted them dead. Hence my reaction about learning from Adolph.

    I’m not quick to judge. Maybe she thought I’d find her opinions sexy. She looked as if a quick shag would be in her line. Maybe she was under orders to check my sympathies, although that sounds paranoid, because I can’t believe anyone would care. My best guess is that she meant it and was a homicidal bigot.

    So I’m not inclined to take a side and believe it’s angels versus devils. People with more tribal mindsets than mine may feel obliged to, but I don’t.

  19. Ragu

    C.L.

    #2716579, posted on May 21, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Malibu seems like a pretty shitty beach, though.

    It is. Even though it is all public land, if you pull over and walk North to have a gander at the oiled Teak houses, be prepared to have something thrown at you. Malibu wankers don’t like public beaches.

    But old mate is spot on. The beach is shit.

  20. Zatara

    What follows is a complete list of the most important discoveries of the space station over the past 20 years:

    The first rule of space club?

  21. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Meanwhile, Obama has said little about the probe’s beginnings, and it’s unclear if he plans to enter this highly charged debate.

    One of the few references to his involvement came in texts released earlier this year from anti-Trump FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. In one of them, the two discussed preparing talking points for then-FBI boss James Comey to give Obama, who wanted to “know everything we’re doing.”

  22. calli

    She was, it appeared, in the Israeli army. And she was on a short break, but looking forward to getting back so she could hunt down and kill Arabs.

    There’s always a back story. You don’t know how many friends/colleagues/family she has lost, and how they died. Our guide (ex paratrooper) had lost fifteen of his friends. She may have been one of the poor little buggers cowering in the basement as the rockets landed during the gulf war or known one of the young families brutally murdered on the west bank.

    I had mates in PNG from Zim who made similar statements. Would they act on them? Unlikely, but it was a pressure valve for unspeakable memories.

  23. OneWorldGovernment

    DrBeauGan
    #2717016, posted on May 22, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Do let us know if you get an answer, Baldrick.

    The rest of your comment is certainly revealing of the real you.

    One for the ages.

  24. Crossie

    Meanwhile, Obama has said little about the probe’s beginnings, and it’s unclear if he plans to enter this highly charged debate.

    One of the few references to his involvement came in texts released earlier this year from anti-Trump FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. In one of them, the two discussed preparing talking points for then-FBI boss James Comey to give Obama, who wanted to “know everything we’re doing.”

    Of course it was a sin to take their god’s name in vain.

  25. calli

    Or she might be a psychopath.

  26. Crossie

    Tiny Israel surrounded by a sea of Arabs chanting “Death to the Jews” and the Israelis are the bad guys? The only reason they are still alive is because they fight back.

  27. Arky

    On the way back, I stopped in Switzerland and got talking to a girl who had been on the same plane out of Tel Aviv. She was, it appeared, in the Israeli army. And she was on a short break, but looking forward to getting back so she could hunt down and kill Arabs.

    ..
    Can you give me her number?
    Asking for Tailgunner.

  28. Senile Old Guy

    The Queensland Government has launched legal action against the owner of a Cape York cattle station at the centre of a land-clearing controversy for allegedly breaching an obligation to care for Indigenous heritage. The owner of Kingvale Station on the Cape York Peninsula legally cleared 500 hectares of land before the Federal Government intervened in 2016, over internal concerns about the effect on sediment run-off into the Great Barrier Reef.

    The government is taking action against someone who legally cleared land before “internal concerns” about sediment run-off (in my view, not an issue).

    Unethical.

    The traditional owners of the land, the Olkola people, claim the owner of Kingvale Station went ahead with the clearing without their knowledge and may have destroyed a burial site. “The alleged contravention relates to one offence against section 23(1) of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003, for carrying out an activity and failing to take all reasonable and practicable measures to ensure the activity did not harm Aboriginal Cultural Heritage,” the spokesman said.

    BS.

    Olkola Aboriginal Corporation chairman Mike Ross said he wanted to be consulted further about the clearing. “If they’re doing broad-scale clearing, any sort of activities on your country, first of all we should have a look at it, get together and at least talk about it, you know?” he said.

    This is the problem with native title.

    The land clearing was initially approved by the former LNP Queensland Government headed by Campbell Newman.

    Naming Campbell Newman is an ABC attempt at a sly dig. The action was approved and that has not been revoked.

  29. calli

    On our way back from Galilee to Tel Aviv, the driver diverted down the Jordan valley to avoil the Giro d’Italia traffic. It meant crossing over from the West Bank.

    Our bus was pulled over for inspection. The young IDF officer was adamant – she would not let us go until we produced our passports. Naturally, these were back in the hotel safe. No showing of credentials and explanations by the guide or driver would satisfy her. She turned her attention to the tourists. Where are you from? Australia. Okay. Where are you from? Germany. Hmmmm, okay. Where are you from? Armenia. Are you Muslim? No, Christian. Okay.

    Of course, the idiot was saving face. Having ramped up the aggro, she had to do something.

    I was not seriously anticipating a night in the watch-house while my passport was couriered across.

  30. DrBeauGan

    calli
    #2717021, posted on May 22, 2018 at 7:56 am
    She was, it appeared, in the Israeli army. And she was on a short break, but looking forward to getting back so she could hunt down and kill Arabs.

    There’s always a back story. You don’t know how many friends/colleagues/family she has lost, and how they died. Our guide (ex paratrooper) had lost fifteen of his friends. She may have been one of the poor little buggers cowering in the basement as the rockets landed during the gulf war or known one of the young families brutally murdered on the west bank.

    I had mates in PNG from Zim who made similar statements. Would they act on them? Unlikely, but it was a pressure valve for unspeakable memories.

    Or, as you say, she might be a psychopath. There’s no knowing at this point. I’m not disposed to quick judgment.

  31. C.L.

    The Queensland Government has launched legal action against the owner of a Cape York cattle station at the centre of a land-clearing controversy for allegedly breaching an obligation to care for Indigenous heritage.

    My information is that graziers over the years have routinely bulldozed Aboriginal graffiti etc to safeguard their property rights. For very good reason.

  32. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    One of the jobs of cartoonists is to expose an underlying truth through image and humour. Sometimes they go over the top in their depictions and we can forgive them because the cartoon sheds light/exposes hypocrisy.

    Delonas does neither in his recent offerings.

    Delonas is more the underground cringeworthy style of Robert Crump. These are not the satirise through subtle humour kind but through being over the top, full of grime and squalor. Brutal.

    His depiction of comey is brilliant, there is nothing funny about it. It’s not for everyone.

  33. DrBeauGan

    Of course, the idiot was saving face. Having ramped up the aggro, she had to do something.

    Not a fun job, Calli. It’s not hard to see how she could have been in a bad mood.

  34. C.L.

    Ahahahahahahahaha …
    ABC Online runs another panicked classic of denialist lies:

    Why does Vladimir Putin hate Hillary Clinton?

    Hillary Clinton has never been afraid to call out Vladimir Putin, but she never expected Russia’s vengeance to be so damaging…

    According to the US intelligence agencies and politicians on both sides of the US political scene, Mr Putin rolled out the ultimate revenge in 2015 and 2016.

    He hacked emails, spread disinformation and cast Ms Clinton as a careless, corrupt villain.

    Ms Clinton may always regret her decision to spar with Mr Putin.

    No no. Hillary Clinton paid Russian spies for a phony dossier to spread disinformation and cast Donald Trump as a careless, corrupt villain.

  35. C.L.

    Victorian governments bans children from old playground tractor …
    To Victorian Labor, child sex groomers in school are fine, tractors “dangerous” …

    Parents of students at primary school are up in arms about this picture – but can you tell why?

  36. DrBeauGan

    Delonas is more the underground cringeworthy style of Robert Crump. These are not the satirise through subtle humour kind but through being over the top, full of grime and squalor. Brutal.

    His depiction of comey is brilliant, there is nothing funny about it. It’s not for everyone.

    I don’t know Robert Crump, Zippy, but I agree with your assessment of Delonas. Living in his world must be a nightmare. I suppose it’s possible he’s a sane and cheerful bloke in everyday life, but it doesn’t seem very likely.

    It doesn’t worry me that I disagree with his ideas.. I disagree with lots of ideas. But there’s value in confronting ideas you disagree with.

  37. Percy Popinjay

    Speaking of cartoons, Joh Leak‘s latest.

  38. Percy Porcelain

    Speaking of cartoons, Joh Leak‘s latest.

  39. OldOzzie

    JUDITH SLOAN
    AGL follows the money trail at everyone’s expense

    It’s hardly news that AGL would put its commercial interests before the interests of the nation. And when a company is planning to short the market and drive up prices, why would it accept a bid from a competitor to keep the Liddell plant in operation? It just doesn’t work that way.

    Ignore all that bunkum from AGL about the company’s commitment to combating climate change and its shift from coal to renewables. It’s simply following the money trail, even if there are profoundly anti-competitive aspects to the way the company operates — its ownership of a dominant retail operation, for instance.

    And don’t believe AGL’s estimate of $920 million to keep the Liddell plant going. Most of the board wouldn’t know the difference between a megawatt and a Gucci handbag. They will have been easily swayed by the latter-day Sol Trujillo of Australian business, Andy Vesey, chief executive of AGL.

    Something doesn’t ring true here. Liddell is so valuable that Alinta’s bid of $250m is too low but it’s too expensive to keep going. Politicians and consumers should smell a rat.

    Recall that the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission opposed the company buying both the Bayswater and the Liddell power stations because it would diminish competition, but the watchdog’s recommendation was overturned.

    As events panned out, the ACCC was completely on the money and AGL is simply exercising its full market power to take low-cost coal electricity out of the market and partially replace it with unreliable renewable energy and a small amount of very expensive gas.

    And let’s not forget that the Australian Energy Market Operator has warned us that “when Liddell retires there is a significant potential for involuntary load shedding (loss of power) during hot summer days, without additional investment in dispatchable resources. The risks grow every year due to projected increases in electricity demand, driven largely by continued population and economic growth forecasts.”

    Note here that the Turnbull government has no intention whatsoever of reducing our unsustainably high rate of population growth caused by our immigration intake.

    So here’s what the government should do:

    ● Consider calling a royal commission into the electricity market since the appalling behaviour of many of the players is right up there with banks and financial-service companies;

    ● Revise the competition laws to ensure that it is simply not possible for a company to control the supply chain from molecule to electron as AGL does;

    ● Request in the strongest terms that AGL make the Liddell plant available for leasehold to the government, which will pay a return on the written-down value of the plant; and

    ● Upgrade the plant to include scrubbers to reduce emissions and invest to prolong the life of the plant for 10 more years.

    The alternative is ongoing increases in electricity prices and further closure of large energy- intensive plants.

    It’s a bleak future and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg’s much-vaunted national energy guarantee will do nothing to improve it.

    From the Comments

    – Well said Judith and removing subsidies and taxes on Energy supply will also help level the playing field. Please keep up the pressure on this Labor-Lite Turnbull Government.

    – First the neo-liberals (of both sides) sell off all of our public electricity assets to a bunch of mainly overseas investors.

    Then the same sly greedy mongrels allow the new owners to set up three layers of profit between the generator and consumer where once there was one government agency.

    Then the government protests that electricity prices have skyrocketed.

    Moreover it complains that it can do nothing because it does not own the assets.

    How many billions and billions of dollars of our money and assets does our government have to give away to their mates before Aussies begin to wake up and realise that this has nothing to do with ‘competition’ and everything to do with making a bunch of greedy mongrels rich at our expense.

    poor fellow my country

    – Snowy 2.0 is a on job, and an expensive one at that. How absurd to expend electricity to pump water up hill to produce less energy than you produce and all for an outlay of a couple of brand spanking new age coal power stations. Government get real with our money. Australians are waking up already, but I expect the real screams will come when the winter power bills come in.

    – Judith Sloan confirms much of what has been suspected for some time about the behavior surrounding

    Liddell coal – fired power station. I’m sure there will be more pressure on our left – wing GREEN energy bent

    Prime Minister to exert national emergency powers upon those who wish to disadvantage COAL in favor of expensive and unreliable renewable energy.


    I also suggest Josh Frydenberg ( stooge of Turnbull ) stop this green energy nonsense / propaganda and begin listening to Australians out here who face escalating power costs heading further north.

  40. areff

    It might be that I’m no good at web searches, but nowhere can I find an ABC report on Trump calling for an investigation of the FBI and the justice department’s IG signing on to do so. Unless I’m missing something, the closest the ABC comes to the topic is Democrat operative, Obama bum boy and Gillardian enabler Bruce Wolpe yearning for US voters to come to their senses in November.

    Would have thought the spotlight turning to Crusty von Pantsuit was worth a mention.

  41. Arky

    But there’s value in confronting ideas you disagree with.

    ..
    Yes, but you’re not the one to do it.
    Given that you turned down a root with a hot and crazy Isreali soldier girl.

  42. DrBeauGan

    I found Robert Crumb, not Crump. Yes, there are similarities with Delonas. But the latter is a better artist.

    I don’t think there’s a rule that says good artists can’t be nuts.

  43. areff

    Percy P: That leak Jr cartoon is brilliant.

  44. Percy Porcelain

    Damn that infernal woman, it’s enough to make you want to go and pump some water uphill:

    Pauline Hanson has dealt what appears to be a fatal blow to the government’s company tax cuts by withdrawing support for the package and producing a list of near impossible demands, declaring that Malcolm Turnbull has failed to sell the reform’s benefits.

    The One Nation leader, who controls three Senate seats, cited her disappointment with the government’s strategy on debt ­reduction, warning the budget was built on “eggshells” and could “crash at any time” while calling out the Coalition’s failure to support coal-fired power to reduce soaring power bills.

    From the Oz.

  45. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2717041, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:38 am
    But there’s value in confronting ideas you disagree with.

    ..
    Yes, but you’re not the one to do it.
    Given that you turned down a root with a hot and crazy Isreali soldier girl.

    I’m one of those romantic people who thinks that a root should be more than an injection, Arky. Sentimental nonsense, I guess.

  46. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2717046, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Homo

    😁 Not so’s you’d notice.

  47. Arky

    Well, I put it to you, BG, when you met her one of you was able to clearly and succinctly describe their role, and it wasn’t you.

  48. hzhousewife

    Speaking of cartoons, Joh Leak‘s latest.

    Oh so perfect !!!!!!

  49. Percy Porcelain

    Woo-Hoo – I’ve got my new gravatar up and working on the oz. The ALPBC logo with in a red circle with a line through it. Get that up you, Raven, you stupid commie dick.

  50. DrBeauGan

    Speaking of cartoons, Joh Leak‘s latest.

    He’s getting really good, isn’t he?

  51. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2717048, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:50 am
    Well, I put it to you, BG, when you met her one of you was able to clearly and succinctly describe their role, and it wasn’t you.

    True. But I’m not into describing my rôle. I’m not sure I’ve got one. Either lots or none at all. I’m not sure.

    There’s an awful lot I’m not sure about, and what my rôle is or was is just another one.

    I am easily confused, especially by women.

  52. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Coming soon to a kindergarten near you: Hijab-wearing Muslim doll inspired by controversial activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied hits the market

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    May I have a Yassmin Abdel-Mageid doll, please? I would put it on a fence post, and use it for target practice?

  53. Some History

    Percy P: That leak Jr cartoon is brilliant.

    +1

  54. Arky

    I am easily confused, especially by women

    ..
    I’m guessing you are young.
    You’ll figure it out. Hopefully before it’s too late.
    Your role is to try to root as many young lovelies as possible, and accidentally fall in love with one and live happily ever after.
    Their job is to say no to a thousand losers until they find a good one.

  55. OldOzzie

    Just a personal note on AGL above

    I had been with Energy Australia Electricity and AGL gas for 42 years.

    Not once in that time did they offer a ds]iscount.

    Goy over total slackness in 1st week of January this year and decided to change Providers Electricity and Gas

    As 3 Generation Blended Family in one house, 4 Adults and 3 Grand-Kids, having been on Time of Day Electric Meter since mid 90s as high Electricity User due Pool Equipment not many offerings on TOD Electricity which has been great as run all washing, disjwashing and pool 1000pm to 0700.

    Simply Energy has NRMA discount 23% on TOD Electricity and 17% on Gas, so went with them.

    A long slow process – I am about to get 1st Energy Bill with them, but AGL have been damned aggressive, with lots of overseas call centre calls telling me I am not allowed to change and aggressive letters demanding I resind the change – unpleasant

    I have received 2 letters from Simply Energy this week saying that there has been a delay in Gas Transfer and it will take up to another 14 weeks – AGL are dragging the chain.

    Just in case, took photos of Gas Meter on Friday to keep the Bastards Honest

  56. calli

    His depiction of comey is brilliant, there is nothing funny about it. It’s not for everyone.

    My evil mind found that humorous, Zippy. Comey set himself up as a doyen of moral rectitude and his shortage of self-awareness shows in his book’s title.

    And I liked the belly button stud.

    It was also an interesting insight as to where Uncle Sam goes to look for office holders. Hopefully he’s searching in more wholesome pastures these days.

  57. Top Ender

    My personal contribution about Adolf.

    Serving in the Middle East, I contributed an article every week on military history to the Coalition newspaper.

    My article one week was rejected by the J e w i s h editor on the basis I’d said Adolf served in WWI and was a brave communications runner.

  58. Some History

    Elsternwick Primary School in Victoria fenced off the tractor because it was deemed ‘too dangerous’ and posed a health and safety risk to children.

    It’s just been revealed why the tractor is “dangerous”. The tractor’s name is “Kevin”. Does not pass “gender” scrutiny and so is deemed a hazard to children’s health just like Thomas the Tank Engine.

  59. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2717055, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:02 am
    I am easily confused, especially by women

    ..
    I’m guessing you are young.
    You’ll figure it out. Hopefully before it’s too late.
    Your role is to try to root as many young lovelies as possible, and accidentally fall in love with one and live happily ever after.
    Their job is to say no to a thousand losers until they find a good one.

    Thank you for your wisdom, Arky. You are right. I need all the wisdom I can get.

  60. Arky

    One of the most frustrating things about being around young military blokes was how they behaved around women.
    They did nothing.
    Sat around drinking with their mates talking shit.
    I would go up to girls in the bar and invite them over to the blokes. Of course they always said yes.
    What would follow is a group of young people standing around looking at their shoes.
    You are all useless.

  61. Some History

    Volume up.

    70s Classic.

    Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001: A Space Odyssey) – Eumir Deodato

  62. Chris

    Woo-Hoo – I’ve got my new gravatar up and working on the oz. The ALPBC logo with in a red circle with a line through it. Get that up you, Raven, you stupid commie dick.

    R Ambrose Raven was in my year at high school. Poor sod was one of those completely excluded or self-excluded, and his brother even worse.
    He appears to be completely in the grip of leftist delusion. I often call for him to examine his values and motives but I guess at our age we don’t often do a lot of growing up.

  63. Arky

    I once even asked some good looking young birds for their phone numbers, even though they were worthless to me, just to show the young blokes how to do it.
    They looked shocked.
    “You can do that”? one asked me.
    Seriously, you people are damaged somehow. Girls want you to ask them.
    Ask them.

  64. Rococo Liberal

    Perspective check:
    Yesterday the SMH said that Google’s revenue in Australia was $1billion.
    The ABC’s revenue from the government is $1.1billion.

    Questions must be asked

  65. Arky

    To clarify.
    The blokes looked shocked.
    The girls looked relieved someone actually asked them.
    Ask them.

  66. Arky

    We must throw all this gender bullshit out of schools and start teaching young men how to ask birds out.
    Also teach girls how to instantly identify a loser and say: “No”.

  67. Bruce of Newcastle

    For military and history Cats, Breitbart has been running series on American servicemen in WW1.

    The one today is on stoker Charles Leo O’Connor:

    Exclusive–Patrick K. O’Donnell: A Different Kind of Courage

    This year marks the hundred-year anniversary of some of America’s most important battles in World War I. That makes it a fitting time to reflect on the achievements of some of the war’s forgotten heroes, including Boston’s own Charles Leo O’Connor.

    A couple weeks ago the story was of Sgt Samuel Woodfill:

    Exclusive–Patrick K. O’Donnell on Pershing’s One-Man Army: Samuel Woodfill, Body Bearer of the Unknown Soldier

    This month marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of some of America’s greatest World War I battles. And one of the most epic stories from those battles belongs to the man General Pershing called “the outstanding soldier of the AEF”: Samuel Woodfill.

    These are from O’Donnell’s book linked in the story, so it’s a plug. But a good plug since their stories are amazing.

  68. woolfe

    When i was in the army i spent my r&r drinking with my mates. Why waste time on women, your mates are the ones who look after you when the shit starts.

  69. areff

    SOG: thanks for the link. I see the ABC’s teeming Washington Bureau left this nigget to Reuters. Too busy, no doubt, interviewing their little kids about Trump.

  70. Gab

    T

    Yesterday the SMH said that Google’s revenue in Australia was $1billion.
    The ABC’s revenue from hard working taxpayers is $1.1billion.

    I fixed it

  71. Arky

    Why waste time on women,

    ..
    I despair.

  72. Geriatric Mayfly

    We are back in the Stupidity Mountains again, eyeing off new unconquered peaks.

    With the coming North/South Korea entente you might have thought that, finally, President Donald J. Trump had achieved something even progressives would applaud.
    But you’d think wrong. Already one liberal media outlet has found a fatal flaw in Trump’s scheme to bring peace to the Korean peninsula: it might make climate change worse.

  73. Ragu

    True. But I’m not into describing my rôle. I’m not sure I’ve got one. Either lots or none at all. I’m not sure.

    There’s an awful lot I’m not sure about, and what my rôle is or was is just another one.

    I am easily confused, especially by women.

    Judging by another of your non-answers, you sir, are a moron.

  74. calli

    Arky speaks truth young braves.

    Squaw who looks shocked/angry/defiant when asked for teepee number is possible bunny boiler. Run.

    One who lowers eyes, shows dimpled smile and offers number is prospect for much fun and possible double teepee plus many papooses.

    Other braves are only good for beer, buffalodust and peacepipe.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One who lowers eyes, shows dimpled smile and offers number is prospect for much fun and possible double teepee plus many papooses.

    Curse you, calli, that’s my EMT (Early Morning Tea, for those of you who haven’t read the Alan Clarke Diaries) over the computer screen…

  76. woolfe

    Peacepipe took a hammering!

  77. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2717073, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Why waste time on women,

    ..
    I despair.

    It seems to me, Arky, that soldiers and footy players are only brave in gangs, and chatting up a chick requires courage on your own. This is because women represent the unknown and possibly unknowable, which is scary.

    Obviously you are very brave, even on your own.

  78. Chris

    Other braves are only good for beer, buffalodust and peacepipe.

    And yet, counting coup on enemies, leading war parties against Collingwood and having many ponies are thought to be helpful indicators for mate selection by females.

  79. Arky

    Obviously you are very brave, even on your own.

    ..
    No.
    Once you are married, they hold no fear.
    He said, lying his arse off.

  80. Ragu

    t seems to me, Arky, that soldiers and footy players are only brave in gangs, and chatting up a chick requires courage on your own. This is because women represent the unknown and possibly unknowable, which is scary.

    Dumb as a box of hammers.

    Someone less charitable might say he’s an over-educated shithead.

  81. Viva

    What a versatile actress Meghan is:

    From virginal bride to a hot griller

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbn0xFtWUaU

    ,

  82. Zyconoclast

    Regional communities praise migrant workers for keeping schools and shops open, amid calls for more arrivals

    Expanding Australia’s permanent migration program would help regional communities tackle the plight of plummeting populations, according to a new report from a regional think tank. The Regional Australia Institute*

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-22/migrant-workers-needed-to-stop-population-decline/9784458

    *The RAI is a not-for-profit organisation established as a public company limited by guarantee and we are an Approved Research Institute for tax purposes. The Institute was founded in 2012 with seed funding from the Australian Government, although our current operations depend upon a mix of Commonwealth and State government support, partnerships with a range of companies and projects working directly with regions.

  83. Rococo Liberal

    I despair.

    When I was at school I had a good friend who was very successful with women. His tactic was simple. When he didn’t have a steady girlfriend, he would ask every woman at a social gathering to sleep with him. He rarely went home alone.
    He wasn’t really that interested in longevity, but variety.
    After a time he was known by girls throughout the Eastern suburbs as a sleaze. But this seemed to enhance his success.
    In his early 20s he found a lovely girlfriend whom he later married.

  84. Tom

    buffalodust

    I must remember that, Calli, when an onset of profanity threatens.

    Marvellous.

  85. Arky

    Seriously though, what are you scared of? What terrible thing is it you think they are going to do?
    Say no?
    Shit.
    People say “no” to me all day.
    Arky: “Did you finish your homework”.
    Student: “No”.
    Arky: “Can you do a bit of work”
    Student: “No”
    Arky: “Pull your goddamn pants up, don’t you own a belt”?
    Student: “No”.

  86. Baldrick

    I’m sure Cats can do better than some of the better one’s on Twitter:

    Netflix US ✔ @netflix
    President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.

    – Breaking Barack
    – Better Call Saul Alinsky
    – One And A Half Men
    – The Voting Dead

  87. Roger

    Good to see you up and about, Baldrick.

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Good to see you up and about, Baldrick.

    Second that one, Roger. All good wishes for a full recovery, Balders.

  89. Leigh Lowe

    areff

    #2717071, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:29 am

    SOG: thanks for the link. I see the ABC’s teeming Washington Bureau left this nigget to Reuters. Too busy, no doubt, interviewing their little kids about Trump.

    I do hope that is a typo and not something more sinister.

  90. calli

    And yet, counting coup on enemies, leading war parties against Collingwood and having many ponies are thought to be helpful indicators for mate selection by females.

    Much wampum also useful, plus well brushed, late model pony.

    But brave up sh*t creek in leaky canoe if he stops with war party.

    He must leave the tribe and scout if he wants happy teepee time.

  91. Mater

    Arky
    #2717092, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:55 am
    Seriously though, what are you scared of? What terrible thing is it you think they are going to do?
    Say no?

    Say it was an ‘unwelcome advance’!
    I’m sorry to say, Arky, that in today’s world there is more to fear than a simple ‘no!’.

  92. Baldrick

    Thanks guys, slowly on the mend. 🤕
    There’s no better medicine than the Cat. 😸

  93. Snoopy

    Labor has attacked the Federal Government’s decision-making process over funding for the Great Barrier Reef.

    Under questioning in Senate Estimates, departmental officials revealed $444 million had been given to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation without it having to go through a tender process.

    The funding is proposed to be given in one payment, which is the largest donation that any Australian Government has made to a single foundation for environmental projects.

    I think I approve of this. If your heart is set on wasting money on the Little Reef that Could, then at least you can use the opportunity to piss off the usual vampires such as GBRMPA, AIMS and JCU.

  94. DrBeauGan

    Seriously though, what are you scared of? What terrible thing is it you think they are going to do?

    I have no idea. That’s the problem.

    Actually, I have followed the princples laid down by Calli and found them good. It’s a matter of trusting to basic biology to see you through. Instincts work a lot better than precepts is what I discovered. This is worth knowing.

  95. Roger

    Hanson has rejected the government’s company tax cuts and come up with a new list of demands including more help for pensioners, cutting immigration and power prices and reducing debt. A case can certainly be made for these and other items on her wish list – although the media has already labelled them “impossible” – but the interesting thing is how she does politics and why people vote for her, which reminded me of this:

    “…when large numbers of ordinary citizens conclude that their governments and the establishment figures of their societies have undermined civic stability and the common good, they turn to particularistic sentiments focused on their own needs and wants. That’s the origin of populism.”

    Robert Merry at The American Conservative on the current Italian crisis in which 69% of the electorate voted for parties on the populist Left or Right.

    This growing disconnnect between voters and the political class (inc. media) was perfectly captured in the Australian context by Johannes Leak’s brilliant cartoon posted above.

  96. DrBeauGan

    Keep on keeping on, Baldrick. Good to see you back and firing on all cylinders.

  97. C.L.

    Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson found guilty.
    I have little sympathy.

  98. Arky

    Say it was an ‘unwelcome advance’!

    ..
    Sure, at work that is a problem.
    But you don’t ask them out, even if you don’t work with hideous, enormous beasts, like I do.
    In the correct environment, there is a proper approach in between “grab them by the pussy” and standing there like a frightened, befuddled fool.
    But no one teaches them that.

  99. thefrolickingmole

    Also teach girls how to instantly identify a loser and say: “No”.

    That would require judging someone by how they look and present themselves.

    Whos to say the chap with the full face tattoos ACAB on his knuckles and MC1% patch isnt a sensitive lover and good catch for a young lady?

    Besides all the baddies in history have been pale stale males.

  100. Snoopy

    And in explosive news from Victoria, it seems someone has used a grenade to solve a situation in suburbia.

    It’s an absolute disgrace that grenade ownership isn’t banned outright.

  101. Snoopy

    Australia’s gun laws might be the envy of the civilised world but our grenade laws are an international embarassment.

  102. DrBeauGan

    I suspect Mater is right and it’s a lot harder these days. I found out about women by assuming, contrary to all evidence, that they were much like me.

    Ridiculously wrong, but a fruitful hypothesis none the less. I doubt if I could get away with it these days. It is probably sexist.

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And in explosive news from Victoria, it seems someone has used a grenade to solve a situation in suburbia.

    Nothing like a hand grenade chucked in the front window, as a tactic in dispute resolution..

  104. Mater

    In the correct environment, there is a proper approach in between “grab them by the pussy” and standing there like a frightened, befuddled fool.

    Even if they say yes to a date, the next stage is more dangerous than a bad day in Baghdad.

  105. Arky

    I want to reach into the internet and slap you right now BG.
    Grow some balls and go get a woman.

  106. notafan

    On the basis of one anecdote, wow.

    An open mind is sometimes an empty mind.

  107. Geriatric Mayfly

    Glacial progress at the Banking RC, but the Westpac man is beginning to flounder, under the weight of persistent prodding and poking. Like pulling teeth.

  108. notafan

    I do hope that is a typo

    It’s a little one.

  109. DrBeauGan

    It’s not quite true that I had no idea what a female might do if I chatted her up. I had read that the females of some species bit the heads off the males while mating.

    My father still had his head, so I knew it didn’t always happen. This was some comfort.

  110. Arky

    Even if they say yes to a date,

    ..
    Not “even if” but “when”.
    Do you want BG to grow old and lonely?
    Do you want him to go to his cold, cold grave without spawning?
    A pathetic genetic cul de sac? A male crazy cat lady?

  111. Some History

    Netflix [email protected]
    President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.

    Barry’s Heroes
    White House Blues
    The Creature From The Black Swamp

  112. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2717118, posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:24 am
    I want to reach into the internet and slap you right now BG.
    Grow some balls and go get a woman.

    I’ve got through a fair number Arky. I like women. They’re all soft and squashy.

  113. Geriatric Mayfly

    Man races from the scene of ‘horrifying’ knife attack moments after fatal stabbing on a busy London street – the fourth killing in FOUR days and the capital’s 66th murder of 2018.

    As I pointed out sometime ago, this epidemic is infecting black yoof, almost without exception. The Left will have the usual string of buzz words to explain it all, but one you will not hear from them is – drugs.

  114. Some History

    Man races from the scene of ‘horrifying’ knife attack moments after fatal stabbing on a busy London street – the fourth killing in FOUR days and the capital’s 66th murder of 2018.

    London’s Mayor, Sardine Can, has the situation under control.

  115. Mater

    Not “even if” but “when”.

    Yoda philosophy. I like it!

  116. calli

    M’chelle’s School Dinners (The Hunger)

  117. Arky

    I’ve got through a fair number Arky. I like women. They’re all soft and squashy.

    ..
    Chubby chaser eh?
    You must get over these self -esteem issues and find a good woman.

  118. Roger

    Man races from the scene of ‘horrifying’ knife attack moments after fatal stabbing on a busy London street – the fourth killing in FOUR days and the capital’s 66th murder of 2018.

    Met Commissioner Cressida Dick blames government cuts.

    Seriously.

  119. calli

    It isn’t that difficult.

    The Beloved’s saucy, subtle pickup line:

    Would you like a cup of coffee?

    The rest is history. 😃

  120. thefrolickingmole

    I dont subscribe to jailing unsuccessful opposition candidates on principle.
    But if that was ever tested its now.

    I mean shes 3/4 there, she was at Yale when she did this.

    Hillary Clinton shows off Russian hat in jab at Donald Trump – video

  121. cohenite

    DrBeauGan

    #2717042, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:41 am

    I found Robert Crumb, not Crump. Yes, there are similarities with Delonas. But the latter is a better artist.

    I don’t think there’s a rule that says good artists can’t be nuts.

    True, but Crumb was a great artist:

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=robert+crumb+cartoons&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=fFtqPIXLbpz8MM%253A%252CDZAc5tYT5gggbM%252C_&usg=__YcBFU–jkJ71gv0T3b_ZKLWoHSg%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiPp9WxipjbAhUEObwKHW-yDF4Q_h0IlwEwDA#imgrc=fFtqPIXLbpz8MM:

    Delonas I think is birdy.

  122. Leigh Lowe

    Nothing like a hand grenade chucked in the front window, as a tactic in dispute resolution..

    No, no.
    It’s the latest in interior design.
    When shabby-chic becomes passe and you are after that “Fallujah post rocket attack” distressed look.

  123. areff

    I do hope that is a typo

    Old, cheap keyboard. Half the characters have rubbed off/

    That / should have been a full stop

  124. DrBeauGan

    You must get over these self -esteem issues and find a good woman.

    It’s too easy to find the good ones. I say to check out chicks “How are you?” And they say “I’m good.”

    My disappointment is obvious. I’ve tried good women. It’s the bad ones I need to find.

  125. DrBeauGan

    You must get over these self -esteem issues and find a good woman.

    I’ve had lots of good women. The bad ones are more fun.

  126. Leigh Lowe

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #2717120, posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Glacial progress at the Banking RC, but the Westpac man is beginning to flounder, under the weight of persistent prodding and poking. Like pulling teeth.

    Smelling salts at the ready?

  127. Some History

    “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Obamas”

    “Deep State Nine”

  128. DrBeauGan

    You must get over these self -esteem issues and find a good woman.

    Lots of good women have got through me, Arky. It’s the bad ones I like.

  129. Roger

    “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Obamas”

    “Deep State Nine”

    The Man Who Wasn’t There

  130. DrBeauGan

    My posts keep dying.

  131. DrBeauGan

    You must get over these self -esteem issues and find a good woman.

    Many good women have had me, Arky. It’s the bad ones I am interested in now.

  132. thefrolickingmole

    Here you go Arky.
    Fresh proof all men should be neutered from the gruinaid.

    Your asking for phone numbers is just a form of rape.


    Australian women living in ‘fear and vigilance’ due to street harassment
    Survey finds a quarter of women in Sydney harassed on the street once a month or more

    Though there might be better explanation for why some are being irrational
    And one in three of those harassed once a month or more reported experiencing anxiety, depression or ongoing mental health issues as a direct result.

    Seriously, we have taken mentally ill people with a penis phobia and made them arbiters of whats “normal”.

  133. DrBeauGan

    I’ve been trying to answer Arky so as to reassure him about my love life, but the posts just vanish.

  134. egg_

    Senator Wong is alleged to have strolled out of the lockup with Budget documents, then stonewalled attempts by Parliament House security to retrieve the documents from her office.

    Some biracial folk are more equal than others.

  135. calli

    One of the survey respondents, 16-year-old Milly, told researchers that she was in year 4 the first time she was catcalled.

    “I was walking home after ballet practice, only a few streets away from home, when a car with P-plates slowed down next to me,” she said. “In it was a group of men who started honking, wolf-whistling and shouting comments I didn’t understand. I was alone and terrified and ran the rest of the way home. Still I am scared to walk the streets of Sydney.”

    Hello. They are perverts. As are the brushers and flashers. The group ogglers are mind-castrated cowards.

    Don’t conflate that with being asked out by a presentable young man in a social setting.

    And don’t walk the streets late at night in micro minis and nudietops. It gives men the wrong signal. Arranging a shared car with the girls all chipping in for the parking might be a sensible, adult idea. That’s what my daughters did.

  136. Geriatric Mayfly

    Act, women are still living in “a climate of fear and vigilance”, gender researcher professor Catharine Lumby has said.

    For Professor she is. A feminazi storm trooper from way back. Bouts of gender hysteria not unknown.

  137. notafan

    Year 4, wouldn’t that make her around 10?

    A P plate car load of young men, I’m sensing an ethnic issue.

  138. Arky

    I’ve been trying to answer Arky so as to reassure him about my love life, but the posts just vanish

    ..
    Just stop evading the question BG.
    Why did you turn down the Israeli army chick?
    What the hell is wrong with you?

  139. Roger

    More than three decades since Australia introduced the Sex Discrimination Act, women are still living in “a climate of fear and vigilance”, gender researcher professor Catharine Lumby has said.

    BREAKING: Government legislation fails.

    The Take Out: You can’t rely on the government to do the job of the culture, Catharine. And maybe the sexual revolution wasn’t such a good thing, after all.

  140. Some History

    “Survivor: The Swamp”

    “Get Smart-arse”

    “I Spy… A Lot”

  141. Senile Old Guy

    The Guardian:

    Voters are more attracted to Bill Shorten’s tax and economic plans than Malcolm Turnbull’s but the contest between the major parties appears to be tightening, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll. The new survey of 1,025 voters found 45% of the sample backed Shorten’s tax plan outlined in budget week compared with 33% supporting the Coalition’s seven-year income tax package. Similarly, 44% of the sample supported Labor’s approach increasing spending on health and education while giving a tax cut to low and middle-income earners, with 38% supporting the Coalition’s approach, which is to give both companies and workers a tax cut.

    Hardly surprising, since Labor wants to extort more tax from some people to give to other people.

  142. DrBeauGan

    Hello. They are perverts. As are the brushers and flashers. The group ogglers are mind-castrated cowards.

    Yes. They are pathetic. Brave enough to make noises at a kid when they’re in a gang.

    Arky should give them lessons.

  143. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    That Johannes Leak cartoon is freaking perfect.

  144. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2717159, posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:05 am
    I’ve been trying to answer Arky so as to reassure him about my love life, but the posts just vanish

    ..
    Just stop evading the question BG.
    Why did you turn down the Israeli army chick?
    What the hell is wrong with you?

    Have sex with a woman used to biting the heads off Arabs?

    I’m brave, but not crazy.

  145. Snoopy

    For a Few Votes More
    The Man from O.B.A.M.A.

  146. stackja

    Roger
    #2717146, posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:49 am
    “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Obamas”

    “Deep State Nine”

    The Man Who Wasn’t There

    The Man Who Never Was

  147. Top Ender

    President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix

    – The Mullahs – my Part Not in Their downfall
    – The Sound of Cash Registers
    – Gone with the Money
    – Catch 33 – your money my future

  148. Some History

    “No Good Men”

    “Gone With The Wind Turbines”

    “Michelle’s High School Reunion”

  149. DrBeauGan

    https://youtu.be/WQjC6vWjQX4

    Could have been like this but messier, Arky.

  150. calli

    The Scorn Legacy

    Terminal Hypocrisy

  151. egg_

    t seems to me, Arky, that soldiers and footy players are only brave in gangs, and chatting up a chick requires courage on your own. This is because women represent the unknown and possibly unknowable, which is scary.

    For that reason, I’ve always thought salesmen have the biggest balls – and they are literally carrying the company – accountants are merely the back office clerks after the fact, 70% of whom are losing their jobs to AI.

  152. egg_

    Aussies eating seaweed pasta will offset Hawaiian volcano emissions, Flummers?

  153. Confused Old Misfit

    Some History
    #2717063, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Oh where are my 15″ Altec Lansing’s now?

  154. Some History

    “An Officer & A Quasi-Man”

    “Phantom Of The White House”

  155. notafan

    I’m confused. What is brave?

    Soldiers are only brave in gangs but so many individuals have been awarded medals.

    I did not know it was ‘brave’ to talk to a member of the opposite sex.

    Us retailers should be getting medals of honor every single day. ]

    So brave.

  156. Some History

    “When Harry Met Barry”

  157. Geriatric Mayfly

    “It’s quite gobsmacking to think that a story could be told for 10,000 years,” Nicholas Reid, a linguist at Australia’s University of New England specializing in Aboriginal Australian languages, said. “It’s almost unimaginable that people would transmit stories about things like islands that are currently underwater accurately across 400 generations.” How could such tales survive hundreds of generations without being written down?

    Indeed! And this from Scientific American. Another bastion falls.

  158. Tintarella di Luna

    Hi Baldrick,

    So glad you are using Catallaxy for cardio-therapy. I have a friend undergoing exactly this operation on Thursday, this week, can I pass on any advice that you can impart to help him prepare and recover?

  159. DrBeauGan

    Assuming this dark tale is based on true geographical changes, it originated at a time when seas were about 100 feet lower than they are today, which would date the story at 9,800 to 10,650 years ago.

    And assuming it was made up for the hell of it, far more likely, it could date the story to last week.

  160. egg_

    Astronomers Spot Potential “Interstellar” Asteroid Orbiting Backward around the Sun

    The three-kilometer-wide object is near Jupiter; future spacecraft could visit if its status is confirmed

  161. DrBeauGan

    I’m confused. What is brave?

    Soldiers are only brave in gangs but so many individuals have been awarded medals.

    I did not know it was ‘brave’ to talk to a member of the opposite sex.

    Us retailers should be getting medals of honor every single day. ]

    So brave.

    Arky and I have been kidding around, Notafan. I’m afraid we are not very serious blokes.

  162. egg_

    I did not know it was ‘brave’ to talk to a member of the opposite sex.

    Us retailers should be getting medals of honor every single day.

    Corporate sales, ‘vacuum cleaner salesmen’, not shop counter girlies – for their survival.

  163. Baldrick

    . I have a friend undergoing exactly this operation on Thursday, this week, can I pass on any advice that you can impart to help him prepare and recover?

    Hi Tinta, sure. Get out of that hospital bed and start moving as soon as you’re steady on your feet, regardless of the pain.
    It’s going to be painful no matter what you do. Accept paracetamol only. Endone is for geriatrics.

  164. egg_

    Soldiers are only brave in gangs but so many individuals have been awarded medals.

    Who’s the recent medallist who cucked out to the political class?
    There’s a difference between fighting for your life and moral courage.
    What’s Jim Molan’s views on our current insane, treacherous energy policy?
    Crickets?
    Leave the hard yards to Judith Sloane?

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Piers Morgan sums up the dangers of Meghan being a Royal and going full-on political

    On the face of it, this seems a perfectly rational objective for an intelligent, independent, successful woman who in many ways personifies the very ideals of feminism.

    But I can guarantee you three things if you start poking this bear too loudly:

    1) The Palace machine, still heavily under the influence of the senior royals, will get very twitchy very quickly – just as they did with Princess Diana.

    2) That twitchy machine will begin to brief the media with anonymous voices expressing ‘concern’ at your activism.

    3) The British public, fuelled by the negative media coverage, will soon start thinking, ‘Oh stick a cork in it, Meghan, for goodness sake.’

    This may all seem horribly unfair to you, but in truth, it’s not.

    The Royal Family has survived this long precisely because it doesn’t do politics.

    Don’t tip the Monopoly board over Megs.
    .
    And I laughed out loud at this …

    If you now start lecturing us all on equality, while your servants fluff your gold monogrammed pillows and your chauffeur warms up the fleet of vintage Rolls-Royces, that well of goodwill may dry up faster than David Beckham’s gum wherever he stuck it in the chapel.

  166. notafan

    Really DrBG?

    I suspect that you mean what you say about soldiers (and football players.

  167. Snoopy

    One of the risks of approaching a woman is that she might turn out to be humourless. Best observe from a distance first.

  168. DrBeauGan

    Snoopy
    #2717193, posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:51 am
    One of the risks of approaching a woman is that she might turn out to be humourless. Best observe from a distance first.

    I know what you mean, Snoopy.

  169. Geriatric Mayfly

    One of the risks of approaching a woman is that she might turn out to be humourless …

    … and fully indoctrinated. The two go together. Savage and dangerous , approach with extreme caution, preferably with concealed carry.

  170. thefrollickingmole

    calli

    No one doubts there are the mad/bad & scumbags who need their sails trimmed.
    But lumping them in with a bunch of P-platers being dickheads ( who need a kick up the bum and 99% of them would be right) is a classic “everything is rape” tactic from the mentally ill feminist wing.

    Far better to concentrate on removing the known predators from society for longer especially the serial offenders.
    Narkle raped dozens male & female over his lifetime and was repeatedly released to do it again, most people would be extremely comfortable with serial predators getting “the key”.

  171. Senile Old Guy

    That’s the conclusion of linguists and a geographer, who have together identified 18 Aboriginal stories—many of which were transcribed by early settlers before the tribes that told them succumbed to murderous and disease-spreading immigrants from afar—that they say accurately described geographical features that predated the last post-ice age rising of the seas.

    Very “scientific”.

    Nunn has drafted a paper describing sea level rise history in the 18 identified Aboriginal Australian stories, which he plans to publish in a peer-reviewed journal.

    Which he did:
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00049182.2015.1077539

    This article is reproduced with permission from Climate Central. The article was first published on January 25, 2015.

    First published three years ago.

  172. H B Bear

    That Johannes Leak cartoon is freaking perfect.

    Yep, could easily be one of his old mans. Maybe with a Gimp in there somewhere.

  173. calli

    I simply said that a carfull of men wolfwhistling and harrassing a ten year old are perverts.

    The act is sexual in nature and the child is waaay underage.

    It would be an unbelievable coincidence if all of them needed to go to Specsavers.

  174. notafan

    I’m just glad some people took up careers as pompous know-it-alls and didn’t hit the stand up circuit.

  175. cohenite

    egg_

    #2717174, posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Ancient Sea Rise Tale Told Accurately for 10,000 Years

    I read some time ago that aboriginals were splendid astronomers and any time soon artefacts of their nuclear industry will emerge.

    For a real look at previous sea level Sahul Time is the best.

  176. egg_

    The Aboriginal Industry in bed with the Greens?
    Who’d’ve thunk it?

  177. mh

    How dare Piers Morgan write an article like that.

    Meghan is bi-racial, feminist, once divorced, and a Hillary Clinton fan. How deplorable of Piers!

  178. calli

    Actually, if she was in Year 4as she says, she would be nine.

    So nota’s comment is on the money.

  179. calli

    That’s the conclusion of linguists and a geographer, who have together identified 18 Aboriginal stories—many of which were transcribed by early settlers before the tribes that told them succumbed to murderous and disease-spreading immigrants from afar—that they say accurately described geographical features that predated the last post-ice age rising of the seas.

    The “good” settlers that transcribed the stories turned “bad” and murdered and infected the tribes?

    Sounds plausible.

  180. calli

    If all the people who told the stories are dead, how do we know that the transcribers (murderous and disease ridden as they were) didn’t just write a load of hooey?

  181. DrBeauGan

    Really DrBG?

    I suspect that you mean what you say about soldiers (and football players.

    It’s true that some blokes, and some chicks, hunt only in gangs. Moral cowardice. But you must have noticed, Notafan.

    The car load of hoons cat calling a little girl is far from uncommon and scarcely admirable.

    Fact is, they’re too frightened to talk to girls one to one. Pathetic rather than evil, though.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Narkle raped dozens male & female over his lifetime and was repeatedly released to do it again, most people would be extremely comfortable with serial predators getting “the key”.

    Didn’t he draw life in clink for his last effort?

  183. Baldrick

    Meet Senator Jim Molan, a former general who backs same-sex marriage and a republic

    Fake news on both accounts. Molan is neither a supporter of same sex marriage and/or a Republic, but he is a Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.

  184. Tintarella di Luna

    Hi Tinta, sure. Get out of that hospital bed and start moving as soon as you’re steady on your feet, regardless of the pain.
    It’s going to be painful no matter what you do. Accept paracetamol only. Endone is for geriatrics.

    Thanks Baldrick, I will pass that on.

  185. Geriatric Mayfly

    Nicholas Reid, a linguist at Australia’s University of New England specializing in Aboriginal Australian languages Reid and a fellow linguist teamed up with Patrick Nunn, a geography professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

    Do these institutions even come up to the standard of the John Dawkin’s Western Ringroad Polytechnic?

  186. stackja

    Citizenship wait times blow out by months
    Daniel McCulloch, Australian Associated Press
    21 minutes ago
    Wait times for Australian citizenship have blown out by several months, with senior bureaucrats attributing the blowout to a ballooning number of applications and stricter security checks.

    The average time from lodging an application to conferral of citizenship has stretched from 12 months in March 2016 out to 16 months this financial year.

    Home Affairs officer Luke Mansfield said there were a range of factors behind the increase.

    “One is that the department has increased the integrity screening and checking processes from a national security and criminality risk perspective,” Mr Mansfield told a Senate committee in Canberra on Tuesday.

    “The second factor driving that change is growth in the number of applications. The number of applications has been increasing year-on-year from a very significant base.”

    Mr Mansfield said the nature of applications coming into the department had also changed.

    “There has been an increase in the number of applications from people who arrived some years ago without any form of identity documentation, and the processes around positively establishing identity obviously take quite some time to achieve,” he said.

    There are almost 210,000 citizenship applications “on hand” as of April 30.

    These include lodgements which have not yet been assessed, others that are still being scrutinised, and people who have not yet attended citizenship ceremonies.

    Mr Mansfield said there had been a 16 per cent increase in processing staff since July 2016, in an effort to keep pace with demand.

  187. notafan

    Fact is, they’re too frightened to talk to girls one to one. Pathetic rather than evil, though.

    It is not ‘fear’ that prevents a car load of men talking to a nine or ten year old girl, who ought not be the subject of sexual attention.

    it is something entirely different

    some of us would call it evil

    You seem to be conflated the social awkwardness of a group of young men in an adult social situation, who may actually have not been interested in the female talent on offer, with behaviour that, in the west, should always be unacceptable.

  188. egg_

    he is a Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.

    Cucked by the termite, no doubt.

  189. Leigh Lowe

    Citizenship wait times blow out by months
    Daniel McCulloch, Australian Associated Press
    21 minutes ago
    Wait times for Australian citizenship have blown out by several months, with senior bureaucrats attributing the blowout to a ballooning number of applications

    Yuuuge queue of Federal politicians?

  190. Some History

    “Barry In Wonderland”

    “The Obama Code”

    “The Vote Hunter”

    “Saving Private Citizens”

  191. egg_

    before the tribes that told them succumbed to murderous and disease-spreading immigrants from afar

    University of Woop Woop stays on message.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    That’s the conclusion of linguists and a geographer, who have together identified 18 Aboriginal stories—many of which were transcribed by early settlers before the tribes that told them succumbed to murderous and disease-spreading immigrants from afar—that they say accurately described geographical features that predated the last post-ice age rising of the seas.

    Conclusion?
    Immigration bad?

  193. Geriatric Mayfly

    At last, there is rapid ablation at the Banking RC, which has been moving at a glacial pace all morning. Westpac detritus is being exposed as the ice melts, and the witness sweats.

  194. DrBeauGan

    notafan
    #2717223, posted on May 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    Fact is, they’re too frightened to talk to girls one to one. Pathetic rather than evil, though.

    It is not ‘fear’ that prevents a car load of men talking to a nine or ten year old girl, who ought not be the subject of sexual attention.

    it is something entirely different

    some of us would call it evil

    You seem to be conflated the social awkwardness of a group of young men in an adult social situation, who may actually have not been interested in the female talent on offer, with behaviour that, in the west, should always be unacceptable.

    Notafan, we know almost nothing of the circumstances. Maybe it was dark, maybe the hoons had no standard of heigh comparison. Maybe all they saw was a female in a leotard from behind.

    Don’t let ignorance keep you from moral indignation though. I wouldn’t want to stop you indulging your hobby.

  195. Atoms for Peace

    Any indigenous recipes that involved megafauna? That would be a cool historical story

  196. Zatara

    Who’s the recent medallist who cucked out to the political class?
    There’s a difference between fighting for your life and moral courage.
    What’s Jim Molan’s views on our current insane, treacherous energy policy?

    Molan was never awarded a medal for fighting for his life, nor anyone else’s for that matter. His awards are the senior officer equivalent of participation trophies in youth sport leagues.

  197. thefrollickingmole

    Didn’t he draw life in clink for his last effort?

    Sort of, quietly released and dying of alcoholism as a “long grasser” in Perth somewhere was the last I heard.
    They tried for the key (I think it was McGinty/labor) but he dodged it somehow.

    Cali: I misjudged the age, was thinking teenager at least.
    I still think its likely if the p platers had been pulled up and shamed “you realize thats a 9 year old” they would have seen the error of their ways.

  198. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Not cool … go back to Africa’: Furious Australians demand missing Cameroon athlete leave after he posted repeated smiling selfies in Melbourne

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5755751/Furious-Australians-demand-missing-Cameroon-athlete-leave-posted-selfies-Melbourne.html#ixzz5GC6CRd7l
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Being deported would wipe the grin off his face, surely?

  199. egg_

    Molan was never awarded a medal

    The recent ‘medallist’ is not a politician, yet, IIRC.

  200. C.L.

    Ancient Sea Rise Tale Told Accurately for 10,000 Years

    Fascinating. I love research into the verisimilitude of oral history.
    That said, I’m a bit sceptical of the scientific/historiographical rigour, as presented in that article.
    Two examples:

    Kangaroo Island

    The Ngarrindjeri people tell stories of Ngurunderi, an ancestral character steeped in mythology. In one of their stories, Ngurunderi chased his wives until they sought refuge by fleeing to Kangaroo Island—which they could do mostly by foot. Ngurunderi angrily rose the seas, turning the women into rocks that now jut out of the water between the island and the mainland. Assuming this dark tale is based on true geographical changes, it originated at a time when seas were about 100 feet lower than they are today, which would date the story at 9,800 to 10,650 years ago.

    Tiwi Islands

    A story told by the Tiwi people describes the mythological creation of Bathurst and Melville islands off Australia’s northern coastline, where they live. An old woman is said to have crawled between the islands, followed by a flow of water. The story is interpreted as the settling of what now are islands, followed by subsequent flooding around them, which the researchers calculate would have occurred 8,200 to 9,650 years ago.

    These seem like very basic creation yarns, not memories of anything.

  201. notafan

    it’s not moral indignation

    it’s ‘one of these things is not like the other’

    Like Calli said don’t tell me a car load of men all needed to go to specsavers

    If Milly was walking home along in the dark at age nine or ten shame on her parents (moral indignation just for you)

    Then again I suppose nine is the age of consent in some places

    One minute you say abuse of little girls walking down the street is ‘far too common’ and in the next that we ‘know nothing of the circumstances’

    Seems to me you argue like a girl.

  202. C.L.

    Monthly junk lunch latest …
    Today a HJ Double Whopper and fries.
    A very superior burger. Five stars.

  203. Top Ender

    Don’t buy a Tesla:

    Influential US magazine Consumer Reports has declined to recommend Tesla’s Model 3 sedan, saying it braked slower than a full-sized pickup truck.

    The car is seen as crucial to the electric car company’s profitability at a time when it is battling to reverse production shortfalls, confronting reports of crashes involving its vehicles and facing increased scepticism over its finances.

    Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and chief executive of Tesla, said that the fully-loaded Model 3, with all-wheel drive, a dual motor and a 499km range — but excluding its vaunted Autopilot feature — would cost $US78,000 ($A102,968) and “beat anything in its class on the track”.

    The company has not yet begun to make the $US35,000 ($A46,000) base price version that Tesla originally claimed would make it a mass-market vehicle.

    However, Consumer Reports declined to recommend the Model 3 and criticised it for having overly long stopping distances and a difficult-to-use centre touchscreen.

    This photo provided by NBC Bay Area-KNTV shows a Tesla car after it was pulled from a pond near the city of San Ramon, Calif., on Monday, May 21, 2018. Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are investigating the death of a man after the Tesla car he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and into a pond. (Bob Rendell/NBC Bay Area/KNTV via AP)Man dies in Tesla pond crash
    Consumer Reports America’s top product-testing magazine which provides an annual rating of vehicles sold in the United States, said even though its tests found plenty to like about the Model 3 and it was a thrill to drive, it had “big flaws.”

    Tesla’s stopping distance of 46m when braking at 100 km per hour was “far worse” than any contemporary car tested by the magazine and about seven feet longer than the stopping distance of a Ford F-150 full-sized pickup, it said.

    Tesla said its own testing had found braking distances of 133 feet on average using the 18” Michelin all season tyre, and as low as 126 feet with all tyres currently available.

    Although it doesn’t happen often, Consumer Reports in the past has decided not to recommend vehicles based largely on long braking distances. Last year the magazine decided not to recommend the Hyundai Ioniq gas-electric hybrid car because of below-average braking. It took the car 144 feet to fully stop from 60 mph on dry pavement.

    The magazine also said nearly all of the Model 3’s controls are on the centre touch screen direction with no gauges on the dashboard and few buttons inside the car. This forces drivers to take several steps to do simple tasks and can cause driver distraction, the magazine said.

    The car also had a stiff ride and excessive wind noise at highway speeds, unlike competitors, Consumer Reports said.

    Link

  204. DrBeauGan

    Seems to me you argue like a girl.

    Oooh! Sexual harassment!! 😁

  205. Eyrie

    “Any indigenous recipes that involved megafauna? That would be a cool historical story”
    Was that around the time they burned the place to the ground? The stories about “stewardship of the land” make me laugh. More PC bullshit.
    More like “eh, mate, you hungry? Let’s set fire to that grass and spear a couple of roos as they are running away”.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They tried for the key (I think it was McGinty/labor) but he dodged it somehow.

    I’m going from memory, but the system was trying to get Narkle detained” at the Governor’s pleasure”, which is basically being locked up, and the key thrown away. Yes, he did dodge it somehow.

  207. egg_

    “Any indigenous recipes that involved megafauna?

    Probably an Arky style mega wombat stuffed with kangaroo?

  208. Rae

    Alastair Welsh from Westpac is decidedly uncomfortable under incisive questioning by Michael Hodge QC.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    Some History

    #2717179, posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:32 am

    “When Harry Met Barry”

    The sequel …
    “When Barry Went Silly.”

  210. Zatara

    Ngurunderi chased his wives until they sought refuge by fleeing to Kangaroo Island—which they could do mostly by foot. Ngurunderi angrily rose the seas, turning the women into rocks that now jut out of the water between the island and the mainland.

    Good thing the historians/social anthropologists got their hands on the story before the feminazis did.

    Because it sounds more like a fable designed to inspire young wives to proper behavior and respect for their husbands, a somewhat timeless meme.

  211. C.L.

    The media are falling over themselves today to clam the pope’s alleged remarks to a gay man amount to a historic acceptance of homosexuality. Here, yet again, we see the customary combination of malice and ignorance being deployed to weaken the Church.

    Here is the LA Times:
    Pope’s reported comment to a gay man may indicate a new level of acceptance of homosexuality.

    Pope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that “God made you that way and loves you as you are,” apparently pushing the pontiff’s acceptance of homosexuality to a new level.

    Francis made the comments to Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse who recently spent days with the pope at the Vatican to discuss his ordeal as the pontiff moves to tackle decades of coverups and ostracism of victims in the Chilean church, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

    Cruz was quoted as having discussed his homosexuality with Francis. “He told me: ‘Juan Carlos, I don’t care about you being gay. God made you that way and loves you as you are and I don’t mind. The pope loves you as you are, you have to be happy with who you are.’ “

    First: the Church teaches – has always taught – that God loves all of us, sinners included; sinners most of all, in fact. Status: nothing new about that.

    Second: here is the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as renewed, authorised and published by Pope St John Paul II and his doctrinal chief, Joseph Card. Ratzinger:

    2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

    2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

    Status: nothing new at all.

  212. DrBeauGan

    it’s not moral indignation

    it’s ‘one of these things is not like the other’

    Like Calli said don’t tell me a car load of men all needed to go to specsavers

    If Milly was walking home along in the dark at age nine or ten shame on her parents (moral indignation just for you)

    Then again I suppose nine is the age of consent in some places

    One minute you say abuse of little girls walking down the street is ‘far too common’ and in the next that we ‘know nothing of the circumstances’

    Seems to me you argue like a girl.

    You and Calli and I are all guessing to fill in the crucial details. You and Calli are assuming the worst, while I am chock-full of Christian charity and assume the kindest possibility of socially incompetent fatheads.

    My reading seems to me kinder and doesn’t give the same scope for moral indignation, but I’ve no talent for that.

  213. pete m

    DrBeauGan
    #2717152, posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:53 am
    I’ve been trying to answer Arky so as to reassure him about my love life, but the posts just vanish.

    Sinc added a truth filter, sorry about that.

  214. Roger

    Tell us what we don’t know:

    International report finds that “Australian cities continue to attract population growth that surpasses the capacity of their infrastructure systems, housing supply and metropolitan governance…”

    In short, unlike comparable cities overseas, we are in a race towards low amenity and low livability.

    Fine under “We are governed by idiots.”

  215. Percy Porcelain

    International report finds that “Australian cities continue to attract population growth that surpasses the capacity of their infrastructure systems, housing supply and metropolitan governance…”

    Indeed, Rog. Commissioned by the Global Institute for Stating the Bleeding Obvious.

  216. Snoopy

    Fascinating if this ends up being considered by SCOTUS.

    Rosenstein did not have the constitutional power to appoint a principal officer on his own anymore than the President himself does. To do otherwise is to defy the procedure established by the Framers for making such consequential executive appointments. It follows, then, that every subpoena, indictment, and plea agreement involving the Mueller investigation is null and void. Every defendant, suspect, witness, etc., in this matter should challenge the Mueller appointment as a violation of the Appointments Clause.

  217. notafan

    Hang on a second doctor, did you forget you claimed that harrassment of young girls by car loads of hoons happened far too often (on the basis of no information or support at all)

    Now you claim ‘Christian charity’ as the basis for waving off a car load of men harassing a nine or ten year old

    That is not ‘Christian charity’ but deliberate obtuseness.

    Are you sure you aren’t an incarnation of Grig, or maybe Tomix?

  218. Snoopy

    Monty, if you are thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis help is available on JC’s Hotline.
    No one needs to face their problems alone.

  219. Andreas

    Indeed, Rog. Commissioned by the Global Institute for Stating the Bleeding Obvious.

    They’ve been busy of late:

    Students thrive in stricter schools
    The Australian12:00AM May 22, 2018
    REBECCA URBAN
    Schools that actively intervene to stamp out classroom misbehaviour can help boost students’ academic performance by several months, according to a new toolkit designed to guide teachers to use evidence-based practices.

  220. Some History

    “Petty Woman”

    “Black Dork Down”

  221. Gab

    how do we know God “made them that way”?

  222. Roger

    Status: nothing new at all.

    Francis might have said it better, given the potential for misunderstanding, or the young man may have misheard him.

    God loves the homosexual person as he is (and calls him to repentance and faith in Christ, just like the rest of us sinners), but God does not make the homosexual person as he is in a condition that is inherently disordered. That is to make evil an essential part of God’s creation.

    We wouldn’t say “God made you a murderer…a thief…an adulterer…a blasphemer…”, for example.

    God is neither the author of evil nor the source of disorder in creation and (fallen) human nature.

  223. H B Bear

    2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity.

    That’ll be news to the pooves at Mardi Gras.

  224. Geriatric Mayfly

    They’re back !!!

    A study of nearly half a million people in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Experts stress any egg consumption needs to be part of healthy lifestyle to be beneficial. But fears that eating too many eggs can be bad for you appear to have been laid to rest.

    It’s in the stars. I’m off to get some emu eggs.

    In my country, Wiradjuri (now known as central NSW), as well as many other Indigenous nations, the emu’s position in the sky signals at what point during the year is best for emu egg collection. When the emu, known as Gugurmin in Wiradjuri language, is on the eastern horizon just after sunset,

  225. JC

    Snoopy

    I don’t get the current status of the wussia story. Trump can order to see or declassify anything he wants as he’s the nation’s government CEO. Why the pussyfooting then?

  226. thefrollickingmole

    who recently spent days with the pope at the Vatican to discuss his ordeal

    Show me where he touched you on the dolly,… slowly… and in vivid detail…

  227. egg_

    sTan Grant, who dumped his aboriginal wife for Tracey Holmes.

    Another one for numbnuts’ list.

  228. Mak Siccar

    Sorry if this has been posted before. Downer makes the big time.

    Before his tip sparked a divisive witch hunt, former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer helped to secure $25 million for the Clinton Foundation.
    Downer arranged one of the largest foreign donations ever made to the Clinton Foundation in February 2006. He and former President Bill Clinton signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” that purportedly dedicated the substantial funding to a project meant to provide screenings and drug treatment for AIDS patients in Asia.

    The donation, originally intended for the Clinton Foundation, was then rerouted through an affiliate — the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). The project was lauded for its help in China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam, but auditors criticized its “management weaknesses” and inadequate budgetary oversight.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/21/diplomat-who-prompted-fbi-trump-spying-helped-raise-25m-for-clinton-foundation/

  229. notafan

    Indeed Roger

    I would catergorically reject any notion that they were ‘born that way’

    I do think that same sex attraction is a condition though, usually caused by failure to attach to a father figure

  230. Mother Lode

    God loves the homosexual person as he is (and calls him to repentance and faith in Christ, just like the rest of us sinners)

    I seem to recall hearing that Christopher Pearson’s attitude to his homosexuality was simply that it gave him impulses which his faith required him to control. We are all tempted and we must all withstand our temptations.

    I get the feeling that the times we live in would consider that, since he was encumbered by temptation that others did not have, it would not be fair for him to have to contend with it when others do not, therefore he should not have to.

    It is the spirit of the time that personal situations and afflictions not in common with everyone else are not things that should be tolerated. The universe is to blame. Or better still, someone with money.

    It is not my fault I have arthritis. I am entitled, therefore, to demand the resources, the money, the medicines etc to deal with it. It isn’t my fault, therefore it is not my responsibility.

    It is all about heroic powerlessness.

  231. Roger

    Some enlightened thoughts in that Stan Grant piece. One can only hope he applies his logic to life and starts to celebrate our unity and not our “racial” divisions.

  232. C.L.

    I think you’re over-egging it there, Roger.
    We don’t know if the pope’s interlocutor was a sexually active homosexual. Which means we cannot rule out that the pope was speaking to the man warmly precisely because he had accepted the Cross and was living – or trying to live – chastely. Moreover, the pope wasn’t saying God made you want and have men, sexually. He was, methinks, simply saying God made you frail and sinful like the rest of us. A homosexual is not excluded from God’s love simply because he or she is a homosexual. I see no evidence whatsoever that the pope was green-lighting a genitally active homosexual.

  233. egg_

    Are you sure you aren’t an incarnation of Grig

    Doesn’t DrBG predate Grigs (and yours truly)?

  234. zyconoclast

    sTan Grant, who dumped his aboriginal wife for Tracey Holmes.

    As Grant tans up, his partner had to tan down.
    It’s all balance and fairness.

    Stan in 2018 with Andrew Bolt – not in a studio (no makeup?)

    Stan Grant 2017 National Press Club (with makeup?)

  235. Roger

    I think you’re over-egging it there, Roger.

    It’s an important distinction – is evil essential or accidental in theological terms?

    Aquinas here.

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