Monday Forum: May 21, 2018

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1,783 Responses to Monday Forum: May 21, 2018

  1. John Constantine

    Obama in Schindlers Fist, guest starring merkel.

  2. Stimpson J. Cat

    Delta A better not be Septimus.
    I will be vexed.
    I will find it vexatious.
    I will need to take a vexation vacation.

  3. Boambee John

    Baldrick

    How is the recovery going?

  4. John Constantine

    Obama in Inspect her Gadget, guest starring Gillard.

  5. Snoopy

    The ABC and SBS both running the nudge, nudge, wink, wink, line that the Wilson conviction will be a precedent for further convictions of Catholic church officials. Clever xunts.

  6. Stimpson J. Cat

    It seems that Wong chap is not well. What’s your diagnosis Dr Stimpy?

    Post the link again I’ve been at work all day can’t find it etc etc various other excuses for not being bothered to reread the thread etc etc.

  7. John Constantine

    Obama in: Twilight, with chrissy pyne doing the sparkling.

  8. Snoopy

    Andrew Pwobyn has discovered Hanson is a lady.

  9. None

    Archbishop Wilson not standing down – astonishing, even if an appeal is in the works

    The whole case against Wilson rests on a couple of people saying they told him something several decades ago in one case when Wilson was an assistant priest or something. On that basis he has been charged and found guilty of covering up sexual abuse. I’m sorry sexual abuse is hideous but this is getting ridiculous and I say that as somebody who is no fan of Wilson or the Catholic hierarchy here. While the church itself should have acted if it had ever heard of its priests molesting children in any way – in this case demanding fallatio from a child or demanding they masturbate him – it is a different matter to say that they should have reported it to the police which is Wilson’s crime. Notwirhstanding that Wilson can’t temember being told, as Wilsons lawyers argued in the 1970s there was no expectation or reporting such things and I very much doubt there would have been many laws on the books against such things either. The police themselves weren’t exactly clamoring to investigate such matters either as we also now know. I know it is horrible but you can’t make a person guilty in retrospect. What is more and I say this with some knowledge in this field -you cannot trust people’s memories. For a judge to convince someone on the basis of a couple of people’s memories of something 40 years ago is actually horrendous. Should Wilson step down in the meantime? Possibly but then Wilson in my view -and I say this is a non Catholic- ) should have never been a bishop.

  10. Delta A

    Delta A better not be Septimus.

    Settle down, Stimpy. I can be whoever you want me to be.

  11. JC

    South Africa will have a shale gas industry and Australia won’t.

    Who is the underdeveloped third world crapper now?.

    Comrades?.

    ‘sactly what you would expect from Sth Africa, which is a third world low technology country. Compare it to Australia, which is so high tech it only uses plastic panels and propellers on sticks to derive energy.

  12. Snoopy

    Post the link again I’ve been at work all day can’t find it etc etc various other excuses for not being bothered to reread the thread etc etc.

    I don’t have a link. Her meltdown was on the television news. I think Wong is upset that someone outed her as Asian.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All charges against Ralph Blewitt have been dropped

    Aside from Julia Gilliard, I’ll bet there are certain executives at Thiess Contracting heaving a sigh of relief.

  14. herodotus

    Zed Seselja wimps out on Bolt. If he’s not across the cases of Carter, Lomborg and Ridd he’s not worthy of holding a ministerial position. He did a lot of fence sitting and is not someone who can represent a conservative viewpoint.

  15. Boambee John

    zyconoclast
    #2717538, posted on May 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm
    Asylum seekers who suffer hate crimes to get residency in Berlin

    Rejected asylum seekers in Berlin will get residency if they can prove they are victims of right-wing hate crime, the city-state’s interior minister has said. But the federal government says the offer could be “abused.”

    And in Central Germany…

    German State Gives Residence Rights to Migrant ‘Victims of Right Wing Violence

    Thuringia’s migration ministry has announced that from June 1, illegal immigrants who fall victim to “right-wing violence” in the German state will be given residence permits on “humanitarian” grounds.

    Shouldn’t they be seeking asylum somewhere else? Fleeing in terror of their own safety?

  16. Splatacrobat

    They printed them in English?
    It probably would have reached and be understood by more Swedes had it been printed in Arabic.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-22/sweden-issues-leaflet-on-how-to-prepare-for-war/9785934

  17. Rae

    The Born Identity. “C” is for Charlie, etc.

    As if.

  18. Bruce in WA

    Baldrick, hope all still going well. I was OS when you posted about your quad cabbage (CABG). You just had to go one better, didn’t you! 😀 Mine was ‘just’ a triple, back in 2002 (I think). Best thing that ever happened. If you get put on Lipitor, watch out for aching leg muscles and leg cramps. I was changed to Pravachol (pravastatin) and had no further problems. I also take co-enzyme CQ10 to help mitigate some of the more egregious possible effects of statins. Hope you’re on ‘baby’ aspirin and not warfarin, too. Keep the exercise going — it’s the nearest thing to a magic bullet there is! Cheers.

  19. herodotus

    Credlin criticised Malcolm’s “sell job” on the tax reductions for companies.
    Perhaps more of a “seseljob”?

  20. Gab

    South Africa will have a shale gas industry and Australia won’t.

    Who is the underdeveloped third world crapper now?.

    This country really is going down the gurgler. Fast.

  21. nemkat

    None
    #2717574

    Wilsons lawyers argued in the 1970s there was no expectation or reporting such things and I very much doubt there would have been many laws on the books against such things either.
    You doubt that there were laws against having sex with children 40 years ago?
    Seriously?

  22. John Constantine

    Obama in Fatal Attraction, featuring his pet rabbit and the Australian foreign minister.

  23. John Constantine

    Obama presents My Six Hundred Pound Life, starring the Rudd family.

  24. Snoopy

    All charges against Ralph Blewitt have been dropped

    That’s one huge smelly rat. Obviously the powers kept trying the process is the punishment thing going for as long as they could without hanging Julia and the AWU out to dry.

  25. nemkat

    Credlin criticised Malcolm’s “sell job” on the tax reductions for companies.
    Perhaps more of a “seseljob”?

    Trickle down is always a hard thing to sell, and the CrossBench Senators are playing Ducks and Drakes with him.
    Better off to abandon the cuts and let the guilty take the blame.

  26. egg_

    ‘Delta A’ represents the initials of my name.

    Of course it’s phonetical, but if you’re truly clever, you’d get/have shared DrBG’s mathematical joke with the symbol for change being ‘delta’.

  27. Roger

    The whole case against Wilson rests on a couple of people saying they told him something several decades ago in one case when Wilson was an assistant priest or something.

    This is not the Pell case. The evidence against him was credible and on the basis of it he has been convicted.

    If I understand correctly, as archbishop of Adelaide he would be required to stand down any priest in a similar position. He has a right to appeal, but in the meantime remaining in office is not a good look.

  28. None

    You doubt that there were laws against having sex with children 40 years ago?

    the cases that I’m aware of on the Wilson case relate to a priest asking a boy to give him a head job and to masturbate him. Definitions of what constitutes having sex with a child back then usually involved penetrative vaginal sex or sodomy. A lawyer would have to tell us whether even the term sexual abuse was on the books back in the 70s and these days sexual abuse can Eden be using mean words on Twitter.

  29. egg_

    Egg didn’t like Stimpy a few months ago.

    I was concerned I’d inadvertently offended him – and others.
    Stimpy is a blessing to the site.

  30. nemkat

    None
    #2717593, posted on May 22, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Okay, what you’re really doing here is arguing the Pell Case, and saying those acts weren’t even Crimes bac in the day.
    You’re still wrong.

  31. Caveman

    I just see on ch2 tv that the XYZ Millenials are passionate about something…..Telstra turning off the interwebs tap.

  32. Delta A

    Bruce in WA
    #2717583, posted on May 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Baldy, this is excellent advice. Especially the part re: statins. Best Man is prone to side effects from drugs and the statins really gave him a workout. He’s currently taking Vytorin, which seems to be ok. Also, as well as CQ10, research Flaxseed Oil as an aid to lowering cholesterol.

    Great to see you up and firing again. Keep at it!

  33. Oh come on

    Oh dear. sTan has published another one of his interminable masturbatory opinion pieces on the ‘race’ of Meghan Markle. Oh, wow. sTan notes that race does not have a basis in science. What incredible insight! Who knew? He even states the following bullshit:

    Until very recently, America’s “one drop” rule — one drop of “black blood” — made the Duchess “too black”.

    America’s “one drop” rule? sTan helpfully provides a link to provide evidence for this “rule”, and how this would make the Duchess “too black”. It links back to another ABC opinion piece, which makes the following claim:

    there is an old American saying that one drop of blood makes you black

    No evidence of the veracity or relevance of this “old American saying” is provided. In any event, sTan clearly hasn’t put much thought into how an American “rule” might impact on one’s eligibility to become a British Duchess.

    But, anyway, let’s revisit what sTan wrote:

    Until very recently, America’s “one drop” rule — one drop of “black blood” — made the Duchess “too black”.

    No, this is not true. As Hendo would say, sTan just made this up.

  34. JC

    More about that Sydney Bishop:

    As I understand it, he’s been convicted for not informing the police about pederast priests. I’m uncertain though, if the conviction related to not informing the police, or that he misinformed them, by lying.

    If it’s the former then, it’s breaking a fundamental civil right. We were never compelled to report crimes, although we are required to answer questions truthfully – otherwise we’re perverting justice.

    Sure, he should be fired, but that’s nothing to do with criminal law.

  35. Stimpson J. Cat

    Of course it’s phonetical, but if you’re truly clever, you’d get/have shared DrBG’s mathematical joke with the symbol for change being ‘delta’.

    Right.
    Sinc, any f$cking nerd socks using nerd codes and nerd numbers and nerd puzzles need to be banned.

    It’s bad enough for me to have to put up with f$cking Economics on this site but Goddamned number code puzzle socks is going too Goddamned far.

  36. Oh come on

    I wonder if the ABC’s intrepid Fact Check unit will inquire into sTan Grant’s assertion that

    Until very recently, America’s “one drop” rule — one drop of “black blood” — made the Duchess “too black”.

  37. C.L.

    Don’t you love the media’s munster word “oligarch”?
    By which they mean businessman.

  38. Oh come on

    Holy crap. Click over to Drudge and see the lead photo. First thought – Trump has hired Julia Gillard?!?

    Spitting image.

  39. DrBeauGan

    Right.
    Sinc, any f$cking nerd socks using nerd codes and nerd numbers and nerd puzzles need to be banned.

    It’s bad enough for me to have to put up with f$cking Economics on this site but Goddamned number code puzzle socks is going too Goddamned far.

    We could go back to metaphysics if you prefer, Stimpy. Or footy. There may be a few thoughts still to come on the royal wedding.

  40. JC

    I’m just reading about this now. Was a nuclear device triggered in Washington yesterday?

    Members of Congress to Introduce on Tuesday 12 page resolution detailing FBI/DOJ misconduct, will call for the appointment of second special counsel.

  41. Oh come on

    PS. not talking about the vagrant squatting in Starbucks

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    Wong furious after Cormann’s ‘channelling Pauline Hanson’ comment

    Now that’s a spicy lesbian!!!
    Someone’s getting laid tonight let me tell you.
    Fiery.

    Now that’s what happens when a German Landscaper pokes a Ching Chong Lesbian with a White stick.

  43. stackja

    The establishment has decided to persecute Catholic priests. Meanwhile how many public servants covered up abuse in the past and even now?

  44. None

    Roger -the Catholic Diocese hierarchy here has never been one to earn respect even among Catholics. Lots of good Catholic priests around though. Like I said- should he stand down? Probably. But hey James Cook University promoted a guy who was a convicted rapist and had pleaded guilty as well. Let’s not demand double standards.
    Did Wilson cover up sexual abuse? As far as I can tell the only basis for him knowing was that the victims themselves told him because they said so – there was no other corroborating evidence. And they allwgedlt told him decades ago when he wasn’t even a bishop.
    Ok let’s grant them perfect memory. Now in my view and my readings of christian history there should be zero tolerance of any sexual contact of any sort between a priest and any member of the congregation.
    That has always been strictly for Bourton and certainly for the first few centuries Christian Bishops preached constantly against molesting boys which was a common practice in pagan society. The Christian teaching is not big tried here. He is being charged with not reporting the abuse to police.
    Even if he was aware I don’t believe there was any law at the time that obligated him to report it to the police. I don’t even think there was a law on the books that said a man should never ask a boy to give him a head job. Hell I used to get some weird propositions just walking to the bus stop when I was a girl but not from priests. And there was absolutely nothing anyone could do about it. The other thing I ask myself is why did it take them so long to report it given there are options at least 20 years ago to come forward. I’m not denying that these men suffered some form of abuse – they clearly did and the priest concerned was found guilty. You have to remember 40 years ago was not a crime to tell your wife that you didn’t like a meal she cooked. Today it is.
    Now I could be wrong I haven’t follow the case very closely but in any case I think it is grossly unjust to connect someone retrospectively much less to convict them on nothing more than somebody’s memory.

  45. egg_

    Maybe fall off a wall??

    The sock was trying to wedge.
    Fail.

  46. Mitch M.

    Baldrick,

    Something strange happens in damaged hearts. Loss of capacity to metabolise fatty acids as an energy source. So you might be better off with carbs as the principle energy source. I definitely would not go keto. Speak to your doctor about it.

  47. woolfe

    And now a quick alcohol score, Miles from Nowhere Cab Merlot, 0, Woolfe 1. Game in progress.

  48. Stimpson J. Cat

    We could go back to metaphysics if you prefer, Stimpy. Or footy. There may be a few thoughts still to come on the royal wedding.

    I’m willing to compromise, and allow two or maybe three posters to discuss numbers per day per thread.
    Anymore than that is just outrageous honestly.

  49. BrettW

    Seems like Prosecutions in WA were not looking forward to the potential defence witnesses for Blewitt. Gillard and her boyfriend, Slater and Gordon higher ups and senior Thiess executives for example. The can of worms was likely to be very significant. I think quite a few, including me, would have liked to see trial go ahead.

  50. Oh come on

    Hang on. The only reason why a second special counsel would be needed is if Sessions is implicated and/or unwilling to act? As AG, he could easily find personnel within the DOJ, or – if the concern is that they’re all Obama-era deep staters unwilling to shine the torch where it needs to be shone – he could simply appoint outsiders to powerful DOJ positions to lead the investigation into his department. Shit’s about to get real.

  51. DrBeauGan

    Can I write ∆ when talking to Egg, Stimpy? Or to ∆A?

  52. None

    Roger -the Catholic Diocese hierarchy here has never been one to earn respect even among Catholics. Lots of good Catholic priests around though. Like I said- should he stand down? Probably. But hey James Cook University promoted a guy who was a convicted r-p-st and had pleaded guilty as well. Let’s not demand double standards.
    Did Wilson cover up sexual abuse? As far as I can tell the only basis for him knowing was that the victims themselves told him because they said so – there was no other corroborating evidence. And they alleged they told him decades ago when he wasn’t even a bishop.
    Ok let’s grant them perfect memory. Now in my view and my readings of christian history there should be zero tolerance of any sexual contact of any sort between a priest and any member of the congregation and he should have passed on the information up the line if he thought it credible ( anyone who works in welfare or religious circles knows you get lots of people making lots of weird claims and everyone uses their judgement).
    That has always been strictly forbidden for Xhristians and certainly for the first few centuries Christian Bishops preached constantly against molesting boys which was a common practice in pagan society. But Christian teaching is not being tried here no failure to live up to Christian ideals.

    He is being charged with not reporting the abuse to police. Even if he was aware I don’t believe there was any law at the time that obligated him to report it to the police. I don’t even think there was a law on the books that said a man should never ask a boy to give him a head job. Hell I used to get some weird propositions just walking to the bus stop when I was a girl but not from priests. And there was absolutely nothing anyone could do about it. The other thing I ask myself is why did it take them so long to report it given there are options at least 20 years ago to come forward. I’m not denying that these men suffered some form of abuse – they clearly did and the priest concerned was found guilty. You have to remember 40 years ago was not a crime to tell your wife that you didn’t like a meal she cooked. Today it is.
    Now I could be wrong I haven’t follow the case very closely but in any case I think it is grossly unjust to connect someone retrospectively much less to convict them on nothing more than somebody’s memory.

  53. egg_

    Now that’s what happens when a German Landscaper pokes a Ching Chong Lesbian with a White stick.

    She might enjoy the Cormannator’s cigar?

  54. Oh come on

    If a special counsel is appointed to look into the DOJ, I don’t see how Sessions’s position remains tenable.

  55. Gab

    Does Baldrick live in NSW or Victoria?

  56. JC

    Shit’s about to get real.

    Yea, this dam is breaking.

  57. C.L.

    Archbishop Wilson of Adelaide, JC.
    Evidence was presented that he had meetings where the abuse was disclosed and he more or less admitted it. For example, the father of a victim said he would like to shoot the priest responsible and Wilson replied, “I don’t blame you.”
    The unfashionable truth in all of this is that keeping it quiet and moving perpetrators on (and away) was standard practice everywhere at that time. Wilson was only a lowly assistant priest in the mid 1970s. In some ways, he’s a sacrificial lamb. That said, there is just no excuse for being aware a man had r-aped children and not to go to police.
    On the radio news tonight, a “spokesman” for one of the group of hobbyists which seem to stalk these cases said “we have finally got the highest [church] official convicted for this type of offence.” Pretty obviously, this is anti-Catholic sport for these people. They are malicious weirdos, many of them.

  58. JC

    FBI UNDER FIRE: IG Report to SLAM COMEY for Botched Clinton Probe

    This is the way to get get Comey, by showing how he totally disregarded the case against her. Getting him also leads to Crooked’s actions getting more light.

  59. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Another ‘informant’ attempted to infiltrate Trump campaign under Obama, campaign aide says

    “Let me tell you something that I know for a fact,” Caputo told host Laura Ingraham. “This informant, this person that they tried to plant into the campaign — and even into the administration, if you believe Axios — he’s not the only person who came at the campaign. And the FBI is not the only Obama agency who came at the campaign.

    “I know because they came at me,” Caputo added. “And I’m looking for clearance from my attorney to reveal this to the public. This is just the beginning.”

    Axios has reported that the suspected FBI informant in the Trump campaign was recommended for a senior post in the Trump administration.

    “When we finally find out the truth about this, Director Clapper and the rest of them will be wearing some orange suits,” Caputo told Ingraham, referring to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

  60. Some History

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

    So they’re called the “salami sisters”. OK.

  61. Delta A

    Or to ∆A?

    As I told Stimpy, you can call (write) me as you like.

  62. nemkat

    Until very recently, America’s “one drop” rule — one drop of “black blood” — made the Duchess “too black”.
    Stan isn’t a serious person. He gets paid for writing rubbish.

    Princess Marina was the last foreign princess to marry into the British Royal Family.
    She was descended from a black slave in the Sultan’s seraglio.
    She also reputedly had a wild sex life, unsure whether footy teams involved.

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

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The can of worms was likely to be very significant. I think quite a few, including me, would have liked to see trial go ahead.

    It would have been interesting to see the A.B.C. ignore the whole story, with their usual ruthless efficiency.

  64. Snoopy

    JC
    #2717623, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:04 pm
    Shit’s about to get real.

    Yea, this dam is breaking.

    Will the Fat Knight make an appearance and toss in a squirrel?

  65. Entropy

    FFS

    Miles from Nowhere Cabernet Merlot 2016
    Dark, deep, black-hued red colour, a little lighter edged. The nose is softly concentrated with good depth of ripe blackcurrant and blackberry fruit with black plum aromas, harmoniously integrated with nuances of mint, dark herbs and menthol elements. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries and plums form a soft and rounded core. Soft notes of herbs, mint and eucalyptus emerge. The fruit is underlined by soft, fine-grained tannin extraction with ripe acidity enhancing the approachability. Some alcohol drive underlines the palate as it flows to a lingering finish. This is a soft, rounded and harmonious, approachable Cabernet/Merlot with blasckcurrant, blackberry and plum fruit with mint and eucalypt notes Serve with roasted and barbecued lamb and beef dishes over the next 3-4 years. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Shiraz, fermented to 14.5% alc., a portion of the wine aged in predominantly French oak. 17.0+/20

    There is money to be made from pretentious wankery. I just wants ta know: does it taste good?

  66. Some History

    “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Voters?”

  67. Oh come on

    This is quite puzzling, though. Sessions was one of the first aboard the Trump Train. However, he also takes the rather unique and somewhat independent position of AG in the executive branch very seriously, which at times clearly pisses off Trump. So Sessions has form as a Trump loyalist, but he’s also willing to prioritise the rule of law above his allegiance to the POTUS (unlike Holder and Lynch, who both did the CinC’s bidding irrespective of trivial matters concerning legality).

    Or has he been a phony Trump-Trainer all along?

  68. JC

    “When we finally find out the truth about this, Director Clapper and the rest of them will be wearing some orange suits,” Caputo told Ingraham, referring to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

    It’s hysterical. Some D’ratters are saying these weren’t spies, but “informants” and the action was to help Trump. Yep, to help him.

    As someone blogged, that’s like saying the Watergate break-in was orchestrated to help the D’rats. That was the real intention. LOl.

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Miles from Nowhere Cabernet Merlot 2016
    Dark, deep, black-hued red colour, a little lighter edged. The nose is softly concentrated with good depth of ripe blackcurrant and blackberry fruit with black plum aromas, harmoniously integrated with nuances of mint, dark herbs and menthol elements. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries and plums form a soft and rounded core. Soft notes of herbs, mint and eucalyptus emerge. The fruit is underlined by soft, fine-grained tannin extraction with ripe acidity enhancing the approachability. Some alcohol drive underlines the palate as it flows to a lingering finish. This is a soft, rounded and harmonious, approachable Cabernet/Merlot with blasckcurrant, blackberry and plum fruit with mint and eucalypt notes Serve with roasted and barbecued lamb and beef dishes over the next 3-4 years. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Shiraz, fermented to 14.5% alc., a portion of the wine aged in predominantly French oak. 17.0+/20

    Can you get it in a four liter cask, or just a two liter cask?

  70. None

    Something else Roger. You will notice parents are never charged for not reporting crimes to police and you’d think parents would be the first line of protection for children and of course no one has actually really investigated why Police refused to investigate a lot of these incidents back then anyway. At some point you have to draw the line. One of the difficulties for sexual abuse victims is because many were groomed to go along they feel responsible and spend their life trying to overcome that shame. There is also the huge betrayal. They will not find peace by blaming others apart from their abuser. Being a victim does not grant you your immunity from just actions. I feel for the victims because I know this will not allow them to move on because all the Catholic haters will not let them move on and find healing.

  71. JC

    Or has he been a phony Trump-Trainer all along?

    Makka reckons Sessions has in fact been a quiet achiever, but I don’t see that.

  72. Oh come on

    If the DOJ is dirty, there is absolutely nothing stopping an AG from running a broom through it. Nothing at all. So, either the DOJ is clean and Sessions is upholding the rule of law, or the DOJ is dirty and Sessions is implicated, or unwilling to act.

    In any event, if a special counsel is appointed, Sessions is surely toast.

  73. Myrddin Seren

    Good post on the Deep State long term effort against The Donald.

    For example:

    November 2015-April 2016 – The FBI and DOJ’s National Security Division (NSD) uses private contractors to access raw FISA information using “To” and “From” FISA-702(16) & “About” FISA-702(17) queries.

    March 2016 – NSA Director Rogers becomes aware of improper access to raw FISA data.

    November 2015 was when they were actively using ‘contractors’ to make improper searches. Which means someone thought about it before then.

    RTWT – I am sure it is nothing /sarc

  74. Peter Castieau

    The levels of manipulation in regards to the charges Ralph Blewitt faced and the subsequent dropping of the charges has confirmed my belief that the respective DPP’s in VIC and WA are colluding in this matter.

  75. Roger

    None, on age of consent alone Wilson had a case to answer.

  76. woolfe

    Zulu,
    Casks are cool, after all we all end up in one eventually. Its got lots of gold medal things on the bottle but i dont give a shit it tastes ok, better go and feed the dogs.

  77. None

    On the radio news tonight, a “spokesman” for one of the group of hobbyists which seem to stalk these cases said “we have finally got the highest [church] official convicted for this type of offence.” Pretty obviously, this is anti-Catholic sport for these people. They are malicious weirdos, many of them.

    Yep. The concern is not for the victims all for justice but their own twisted Daddy issues.

  78. Entropy

    I might try next time I am in the bottlo.

  79. stackja

    NSW teacher convicted of abuse. How many education department bureaucrats covered up the abuse?

  80. Gab

    The levels of manipulation in regards to the charges Ralph Blewitt faced and the subsequent dropping of the charges has confirmed my belief that the respective DPP’s in VIC and WA are colluding in this matter.

    They’re protecting gillard and other high level union officials. And probably a lawyer or two.

  81. JC

    Will the Fat Knight make an appearance and toss in a squirrel?

    Who’s the Fat Knight?

  82. Stimpson J. Cat

    Makka reckons Sessions has in fact been a quiet achiever, but I don’t see that.

    A Kenyan was elected President.
    Think about that for a second.
    If they can get away with something on that scale, then Sessions will not move until all there is absolutely no escape for any of them except the barrel of a gun.
    This is f$cking treason we are talking about here.

  83. DrBeauGan

    There is money to be made from pretentious wankery. I just wants ta know: does it taste good?

    There’s a whole area of cigar wankery to match, Entropy. Sensible people drink the wine and smoke the cigars, but the wankers prefer to talk about it.

  84. None

    Roger,, Wilson did not proposition anyone and I say it again. Back in the 70s the laws around what constituted sexual assault, rape were completely different than they are now. If men asking underage kids for a head job was sexual abuse then just about everyone in my inner city school was abused because we had all sorts of inner city weirdos that we had to dodge on the way to school. If he failed to comply with the law at that time well and good. But even that has not been proven. Also even today there is no requirement for any person to report child abuse unless you are in an occupation which requires mandatory reporting while you are on duty and those laws are relatively new. Even if you do report suspected child abuse the child welfare authorities are unlikely to act on it unless you have reason to believe that a child is an imminent danger of some sort. And even then they were only at time out if the child whose life is endangered is a baby or an infant.

  85. Makka

    Or has he been a phony Trump-Trainer all along?

    Sessions is Trump’s man. He has been quietly toiling away dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, setting up the indictments, the judiciary, cleaning house at the DOJ/FBI all under the radar. Think of it as getting the abattoir in readiness for a very big order.

    They all know that preparation and execution will have to be perfect so that none of the accused can escape prosecution and sentencing.

  86. Roger

    Pretty obviously, this is anti-Catholic sport for these people. They are malicious weirdos, many of them.

    Not just anti-Catholic but anti-Christian.

    But who gave them the ammunition?

    Meantime, our Lord is occupied fashioning millstones.

  87. Rae

    We could go back to metaphysics

    Why not analyse/discuss whether someone’s nym actually does represent someone’s initials?

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The levels of manipulation in regards to the charges Ralph Blewitt faced and the subsequent dropping of the charges has confirmed my belief that the respective DPP’s in VIC and WA are colluding in this matter.

    Western Australian DPP pulled the plug on the original investigation, back in the late 1990’s. The police were just about to serve a warrant on Slugs and Grubs in Melbourne.

  89. stackja

    Julia Gillard created the abuse circus! Why?

  90. max

    It’s way over the top to treat Wilson as a serious criminal who committed a major offence, but that’s the way the ABC/SBS report it.

    The hysterics are in overdrive. A bloke in tears on SBS tonight: ‘He destroyed my life.’

  91. DrBeauGan

    Sessions is Trump’s man. He has been quietly toiling away dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, setting up the indictments, the judiciary, cleaning house at the DOJ/FBI all under the radar. Think of it as getting the abattoir in readiness for a very big order.

    They all know that preparation and execution will have to be perfect so that none of the accused can escape prosecution and sentencing.

    If I were the praying sort, I’d be praying you are right, Makka.

  92. Rae

    And now a quick alcohol score, Miles from Nowhere Cab Merlot, 0, Woolfe 1. Game in progress.

    Nearing Full-Time. Palladium Watchman Shiraz 2015. Rae & Co – 3 glasses each.

  93. nemkat

    None:
    You’re trying to claim Indecently Dealing with a Child under the Age of … wasn’t a Crime back in the Seventies.
    That claim is just bullshit.
    If you said that members of the Clergy weren’t being prosecuted for committing that Crime, you’d be on firmer ground.

  94. Makka

    f the DOJ is dirty, there is absolutely nothing stopping an AG from running a broom through it. Nothing at all. So, either the DOJ is clean and Sessions is upholding the rule of law, or the DOJ is dirty and Sessions is implicated, or unwilling to act.

    You will see that there has been a lot of heavy duty personnel changes at the DOJ/FBI, I itemized them over the weekend. The Kenyan had 2 terms to infect/corrupt the bureaucracy, Sessions has been there a little over 12 months. It’s foolish to judge him or his work yet.

    The FBI investigates and the DOJ prosecutes. Much investigation then cleaning has/had to be done and then after ensuring the correct people, paperwork , counsel, judges are all in place to get the desired results – ones that STICK.

    It’s petulant to expect lasting results in such a short time.

  95. Peter Castieau

    The respective DPP’s are Cain (Vic) and McKechnie (WA)

    I reckon that they are corrupt.

  96. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    It’s fair to question Dr BG’s motives.
    For 10 years he was as quiet as a dicky bird, then the last 4 months he’s been more active than Steve from Brisbane at his most manic.

    It is not a fair question at all.

    Dr. BG has been coming here for years and has never been ‘quiet’. People’s activity levels here depend on many circumstances. Some just drop away completely, which I find sad, as we are left wondering if they are OK, Mike of Marion as case in point right now – and others. Prime your loved ones to tell us?

    Dr. BG once said Hairy had to come on here and let youse all know if I fell under a bus.
    But that was quite a while ago now.
    Those of us known IRL would doubtless hear and let others know.
    One reason to join in meet ups or email chat where possible.

    We are back home from Hokkaido. Good flight with JAL. Their lighter food is great for flying.
    Carpe lives on a beautiful isle although I can’t recall if he has ever said which part of it.
    I have my bear bell and bear’s claw back scratcher on my desk; fascinated to find an Ainu ‘bear cult’.
    Japan appears to being doing well economically; saw press reports that nearly all grads are getting jobs. They are, of course, rather big in Japan on job creation and protection (old people farming rice everywhere) and for Japanese only (not many incomers and no real immigration program), plus a lot of make-work with people bowing and waving hello and goodbye in ‘unnecessary’ jobs that do create a charming atmosphere of friendliness and respect. A lot of government control? Very little immigration. Carpe Jugulum can add more I’m sure.

    Tip: if driving get yourself a special deal on Expressway fees. Circa $100 for unlimited travel. Priceless. Only for tourists though. Those fees can be extremely high and do add up without this discount. Another tip: the speed limits are ridiculous – 50kph in towns and 60 on the outskirts, which often extends into areas of dual highway where you really are geared up to go at 70 or 80. Expressways suggest 70kph. Mostly people seem to ignore these ‘suggestions’, as Hairy told me they certainly were. Hahaha. Hairy then got pipped by the constabulary. Two cars were tootling along at 55-60kph in both lanes, Hairy moved into the inner lane because outer lane car going at 55 while inner lane car was doing 60 – lo! there appeared a gap as the 60kph car was winning in the inner, and Hairy being Hairy quickly accelerated into the outer lane in the gap and sped ahead – he’d show dat guy holding up the outer lane (a pet hate of his). Trouble was dat guy turned out to be an unmarked police car. Sirens howled and red lights popped up on it, and we were hauled into the kerb. Nabbed. A scene reminiscent of the River Kwai emerged: pop-eyed officer roaring away in Japanese at recalcitrant Westerner, took Hairy’s IDC from my trembling hand (I gave him the big pleading blue eyes which always work when my girlfriends are nabbed) and the cop realised what a hassle it would be to charge us – so he simply stabbed his finger at the odometer fiercely a few times, angrily yelling and gesticulating ‘sissty, sissty’ (Hairy simply shrugging and pointing to the fact that there was no speed sign on this stretch of road) and let us get on our way, his face a picture of irritation at the one that got away. We found out later that when there is no sign in a ‘built up’ area, the limit reverts to 60.

    Ten minutes later Hairy was whizzing close to 80 again in the same space, just as everyone else on the road was doing, and I had to remonstrate with him severely. He might make you stand in the sun for two hours next time, no water, I warned.
    ———–

    Back home, on Bolt, Pauline Hanson is reporting that the three big issues are, in order of pub discussions, energy and electricity, immigration and the Family Court (complete stacking of systems against men – as we see in the Peter Tindell case re Relationships Australia’s capture by the feminazis, which we caught up with on Sunday’s Outsiders at lunchtime). Time for a contribution from Chez Ape to that man’s GoFundMe too, I think. So glad to see that Peter Ridd has easily reached his target.

  97. cohenite

    All charges against Ralph Blewitt have been dropped

    That’s one huge smelly rat. Obviously the powers kept trying the process is the punishment thing going for as long as they could without hanging Julia and the AWU out to dry.

    To try and convict Blewitt would have meant the slapper and her former bovver root would have been caught up. What a shit of a country.

  98. Peter Castieau

    McKechnie was the former DPP. But to think that he is still active as the head of the CCC is disturbing.

  99. None

    No, this is not true. As Hendo would say, sTan just made this up.

    oh ok I thought apart from he’s smooching to the crazy black episcopalian Bishop that piece by Stan Grant was actually quite good for a change. But I missed this bit.

  100. cohenite

    Seems like Prosecutions in WA were not looking forward to the potential defence witnesses for Blewitt. Gillard and her boyfriend, Slater and Gordon higher ups and senior Thiess executives for example. The can of worms was likely to be very significant. I think quite a few, including me, would have liked to see trial go ahead.

    So would have Blewitt, I think.

  101. calli

    This is a soft, rounded and harmonious, approachable Cabernet/Merlot with blasckcurrant, blackberry and plum fruit with mint and eucalypt notes

    Thank goodness for that. I hate savage attack wines.

  102. Roger

    Back home, on Bolt, Pauline Hanson is reporting that the three big issues are, in order of pub discussions, energy and electricity, immigration and the Family Court

    ABC take:

    AGW denial, racism & patriarchy.

    HT Joh Leak 🙂

  103. Slayer of Memes

    Who’s the Fat Knight?

    Your regular lunch companion, quaffer of steaks and guzzler of donuts…

  104. Boambee John

    I thought that Blewitt had admitted to various crimes, but announced his intention to defend himself. Not sure how that would work.

  105. None

    Name cat I know you’re a troll but you’re really welcome to point me to relevant parts of the South Australian criminal code that would have applied in the 1970s or whenever these crimes took place. I’m not a lawyer but there are members of my family who are.

  106. Gab

    FBI Investigating Abortionist Who Delivers Babies Alive and Snips Their Necks
    The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Operation Rescue in a letter dated May 11, 2018, that abortionist Douglas Karpen has finally been forwarded to the FBI Houston Field Office for “any action deemed necessary” related to crimes that include the murder of living babies after failed abortions.

    Despicable monster.

  107. DrBeauGan

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.
    #2717663, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:39 pm
    It’s fair to question Dr BG’s motives.
    For 10 years he was as quiet as a dicky bird, then the last 4 months he’s been more active than Steve from Brisbane at his most manic.

    It is not a fair question at all.

    There’s no point in trying to argue with fuckwits, Lizzie. Wastes your time and only encourages them.

  108. Peter Castieau

    BJ,

    Yes he had! He should have been tried.

  109. rickw

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

    *AK-47 and suicide vest accessories sold separately, batteries and ammunition not included.

  110. None

    DPP WA we’re already dodgy when they lost all those files that dad the documentation relating to Gillard’s incorporation of her boyfriend’s extortion corporation. I used to naively think that Australia was relatively corruption free or at least it’s public institutions were relatively corruption free. I don’t believe that anymore and I see from today’s headlines that even the most senior public servant is under investigation for something. It really is quite disgusting. One rule for them and one rule for us the little people.

  111. Makka

    This is f$cking treason we are talking about here.

    There are some, God willing, who will face that charge. If you follow through to the fullest implications of what could potentially transpire from the process unfolding, the US and it’s institutions will be shaken to it’s foundations. These leftist fkers nearly accomplished the rigging of an election where powerful organs of State were maliciously deployed to thwart the people’s will. An attempted coup. In the US of all places.

  112. cohenite

    I thought that Blewitt had admitted to various crimes, but announced his intention to defend himself. Not sure how that would work.

    Blewitt made admissions and sought no deal or amelioration of any charges. As a witness his probative value was as good as it gets. Gillard is guilty at the very least of rooting her client which for a lawyer is unethical.

  113. nemkat

    You’re the Troll, None, and you never quit.
    I don’t have to point the likes of you anywhere.
    You’re a liar who is trying to say these things weren’t even Crimes forty years ago, and to excuse it.
    That’s just bullshit.

  114. Fat Tony

    calli
    #2717668, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    This is a soft, rounded and harmonious, approachable Cabernet/Merlot with blasckcurrant, blackberry and plum fruit with mint and eucalypt notes

    Thank goodness for that. I hate savage attack wines.

    So do I – I had 3 or 4 bottles of that type of wine 45 years ago and haven’t touched wine since.
    Savage attack wines (they come in scary black bottles) are to be avoided.

  115. C.L.

    I’ve always argued the Coalition should Trumpscalate© the child sexual abuse ‘crisis’ by calling a second royal commission into state schools and all Commonwealth-employed public officials overseeing Aboriginal communities.

    On child sexual abuse hobbyists and caravan followers who hang around court houses during these proceedings, if I was a policeman I would look carefully at some of them. That arsonists like to rock up to put out the fire is a well known phenomenon in criminology.

  116. Percy Popinjay

    Is this thing on?

  117. Delta A

    One rule for them and one rule for us the little people.

    This was the theme of the editorial that OldOzzie posted this morning at 2.56 am. An excellent read.

    Thanks, OldOzzie.

  118. rickw

    South Africa will have a shale gas industry and Australia won’t.

    Who is the underdeveloped third world crapper now?.

    Sasol already produces liquid fuel from coal using FT process and has lead the approval process for jet fuel specifications to allow this material. Currently only allowed at 50% blend ratio due to high altitude relight issues.

  119. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Blewitt made admissions and sought no deal or amelioration of any charges. As a witness his probative value was as good as it get

    Ralph Blewitt is saying he’s over 70, he wants to return to Australia, he’s prepared to face the music as long as he can clear his name, and live out his days in his own country. Makes a change from “Oi have dun nuffink wrong!”

  120. max

    Did they use any of these tactics against Romney as well, or was it just enough to feed the NYT a story about him going on vacation with his dog tied to the roof of his car ?

  121. DrBeauGan

    Percy Popinjay
    #2717683, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm
    Is this thing on?

    Yes, Percy.

    Popinjay is a beautiful word.

  122. Fat Tony

    Makka
    #2717678, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:50 pm
    This is f$cking treason we are talking about here.

    There are some, God willing, who will face that charge. If you follow through to the fullest implications of what could potentially transpire from the process unfolding, the US and it’s institutions will be shaken to it’s foundations. These leftist fkers nearly accomplished the rigging of an election where powerful organs of State were maliciously deployed to thwart the people’s will. An attempted coup. In the US of all places.

    Makka – this is why I don’t think pardons should be granted to any of these people. The damage done is immense and, if set free, they would be straight back to their treasonous ways.

  123. rickw

    This is f$cking treason we are talking about here.

    Once the little people of the world see a contemporary example of treason, they will start to ask the obvious questions about their own political elite.

  124. Stimpson J. Cat

    F$cking Kanye With the Tweet of the Day!!!

    KANYE WEST
    @kanyewest
    the century of self (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ3RzGoQC4s) youtube.com/watch?v=eJ3RzG… It’s 4 hours long but you’ll get the gist in the first 20 minutes Basically Sigmund Frued’s nephew Edward Bernays capitalized off of his uncle’s philosophies and created modern day consumerism.

    Best Timeline Ever!!!!

  125. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The FBI investigates and the DOJ prosecutes. Much investigation then cleaning has/had to be done and then after ensuring the correct people, paperwork , counsel, judges are all in place to get the desired results – ones that STICK.

    I don’t know, I think the old Centurion squad with short sword and shield cleaning house of traitors has a lot going for it.

  126. Snoopy

    by calling a second royal commission into state schools and all Commonwealth-employed public officials overseeing Aboriginal communities.

    Commonwealth-funded?

  127. nemkat

    Did they use any of these tactics against Romney as well, or was it just enough to feed the NYT a story about him going on vacation with his dog tied to the roof of his car ?

    Romney is an arsehole, but what beat him was Black turnout in 2012. He drew 70% of White males, and 60% of White females, better than Trump did amongst Whites, but still not enough.

  128. None

    C.L. – while I agree nothing will happen. One only needs to look at what the Chloe Valentine case uncovered about child protection authorities here in South Australia and yet absolutely nothing happened. Not one person got sacked. Not one person was held to account not least the one person who is also in charge of child welfare at that time, namely one Jay Weatherill.

  129. Makka

    Makka – this is why I don’t think pardons should be granted to any of these people.

    I can’t see how Trump can. If they are convicted, pardoning these traitors would absolutely destroy his legacy. His biggest backers and supporters are the Military. He would never be forgiven.

  130. DrBeauGan

    Once the little people of the world see a contemporary example of treason, they will start to ask the obvious questions about their own political elite.

    Then HoP and les aristos à la lanterne time. It’s a rare and beautiful dream.

  131. Percy Popinjay

    Popinjay is a beautiful word.

    Now I’ve just discovered I can’t set up a gravatar picture of a popinjay, without a whole bunch more stuffing around. What a pain in the yartz.

  132. calli

    You may be a popinjay but you are no poltroon, Percy.

  133. DrBeauGan

    If you can get a URL for it, you can get it on gravatar, Percy.

  134. hzhousewife

    So Penny identifies pretty strongly as Asian, rather than Australian. Interesting.

  135. Percy Popinjay

    Doc, I know how to do it, but there are other complications involved.

  136. Slayer of Memes

    How the FBI, CIA, and NYT Collaborated to Sway the 1996 Election

    The idea is floated frequently that the still nameless Russian collusion scandal is “worse than Watergate.” It may well be, but that comparison overlooks a more useful parallel.

    The gold standard of government conspiracy remains the investigation into the July 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off the south coast of Long Island. The ensuing cover-up involved many of the same players as in the Russia conspiracy and for the same immediate goal: to secure a presidential election for a Clinton.

    As with the Russia scandal, not all the collaborators in the TWA 800 case were equally motivated or equally powerful. The White House drove the conspiracy through its Justice Department. The CIA executed it without conscience. The FBI grudgingly yielded to the CIA. And the New York Times dutifully reported what the FBI whispered in its reporters’ ears.

    As to the National Safety Board, the only agency with statutory authority to investigate a domestic plane crash, the DOJ shoved it aside on day one. The U.S. Navy brass, whose “combatants” were responsible for the accidental shoot-down of the 747, kept their heads down and their lips impressively sealed. They had nothing to gain by rocking this boat.

    In the TWA 800 case, as likely in the Russian case, the collaborators never conspired as a group, and very few among them knew the whole picture. The White House dealt with the Navy, but the Navy had as little as possible to do with the FBI or the CIA. The White House controlled the CIA, but the CIA did not deal with the NTSB and only rarely with the FBI. The New York Times never spoke to the CIA or the Navy.

    The FBI talked almost exclusively to the Times. Reporters treasure such close connections with a source. The knowledge gleaned from these sources elevates the status of their newspapers and, more to the point, burnishes the star of the reporter within the newspaper.

    If reporters have an inside source that talks only to them, they will often shape the news to avoid alienating that source. In fact, it is the rare reporter who can resist manipulation by a key source, especially if the source is telling a story that suits the politics of the newsroom.

    This pattern of seduction and manipulation seems to have shaped the reporting in the Russia investigation as well. How else to explain a Times headline as implausible and borderline comic as “F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims”?

    In my own conversations with at least two of the Times reporters involved in the TWA 800 case, one in person, I was impressed by how little they knew about critical elements of the case, including the CIA participation.

    As revealed in a recently unearthed cache of CIA documents, “[t]he DI [directorate of intelligence] became involved in the ‘missile theory’ the day after the crash occurred.” According to the CIA, within two weeks of the disaster, FBI agents had interviewed 144 “excellent” eyewitnesses to a likely missile strike and found the evidence for such a strike “overwhelming.” The CIA analyst boasted of discouraging the FBI from releasing its missile report. He seems to have succeeded.

    Two weeks later, the FBI permitted the Times to interview one and only one eyewitness. That witness saw the event out of the corner of his eye and thought it was a bomb. He was the only eyewitness the Times would interview from that day forward.

    At the FBI’s direction, the Times ran an above-the-fold, front-page headline on August 23, 1996, “Prime Evidence Found That Device Exploded in Cabin of TWA 800.” The conspirators had settled on a bomb as a sellable and less scary explanation than a missile. For weeks, at the FBI’s direction, the Times ran stories about explosive residue found throughout the plane.

    On September 19, two months after the disaster, the Times signaled the government’s switch from a “bomb” to a “mechanical failure alone.” On September 20, to explain away the explosive residue throughout the aircraft, the FBI claimed that the TWA 800 aircraft had “previously been used in a law enforcement training exercise for bomb-detection dogs.”

    As independent researchers easily proved, the exercise in question did not take place on the TWA 800 plane, and the training aids did not match in placement or in composition the explosive residue found after the crash. The Times never questioned the police officer who did the training, nor did its reporters ever question the FBI about the inconsistencies – even though they were obvious at the time to anyone paying attention.

    Hovering above TWA 800 the moment it exploded was a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion with its transponder off. The P-3 plays a critical role in missile tests relaying information among the various “combatants,” in this instance a cruiser and three subs that were in the “immediate vicinity” of the crash site.

    Times readers never knew that the P-3 was there. The Times never asked any Naval officer a single question. Indeed, by November 1996, its editors and reporters were openly mocking anyone who suggested Navy involvement.

    The collaborators had one final challenge before they could close the investigation: how to explain the 250-plus eyewitnesses – including military people, pilots, fishermen, and at least one person with a video camera – who saw a missile or missiles strike the 747. Someone near the top of this conspiracy took the task away from an untrustworthy FBI and assigned it to the CIA, specifically two CIA analysts who had no relevant expertise.

    The FBI turned over the witness statements grudgingly. By late 1996, after reviewing just a fraction of those statements, the CIA analysts concluded that a spontaneous fuel tank explosion blew off the cockpit of the 747. Then the flaming, nose-less fuselage streaked straight up more than three thousand feet, leading the eyewitnesses to think they had seen missiles – a preposterous scenario that went unchallenged by the media.

    In November 1997, in closing the criminal case, the FBI showed an animation of this alleged zoom climb and attributed it to the CIA. The Times asked no questions about CIA involvement – ever

    – even after the world learned about the “wall” that prevented these two agencies from cooperating in the run-up to 9-11. Times readers still do not know that the author of the “wall” memo, Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, also oversaw the cooperation between the FBI and the CIA on the TWA 800 investigation after she wrote the memo.

    As troubling as the TWA 800 investigation was, the Russia case appears to be more troubling still. TWA 800 was a conspiracy of concealment. These are commonplace in all governments everywhere.

    The Russia case involves a conspiracy of concealment, the Hillary investigation, and a much less common conspiracy of execution, the Trump investigation. Neither conspiracy could ever have succeeded without the cooperation of the major media, the New York Times in particular.

    There are, however, two major differences between 1996 and 2016, and they will affect the outcome of the Russia case. One is the internet. The other is Donald Trump. Here is hoping the collapse of the latter conspiracy will lead to the exposure of the former.

  137. Fat Tony

    None
    #2717697, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm
    C.L. – while I agree nothing will happen. One only needs to look at what the Chloe Valentine case uncovered about child protection authorities here in South Australia and yet absolutely nothing happened. Not one person got sacked. Not one person was held to account not least the one person who is also in charge of child welfare at that time, namely one Jay Weatherill.

    Rotherham

  138. QLD’s James Cook University employed a man for three months after he pleaded guilty to RAPE. During that period, they also promoted him to be academic adviser to Indigenous students.

    Jesus wept.

  139. Wow – is it really that hard to boot someone under Unfair Dismissal rules that you have to wait for them to be literally tossed in to the iron-bar motel for sexually assaulting someone in the area that this person actually works in ??

    Yes.

  140. Oh come on

    Sessions is Trump’s man

    This seems like the logical explanation to me. However, if a special counsel is appointed to look into the actions of the DoJ, it clearly is the wrong explanation. Assuming Sessions remains AG, he would have to appoint the special counsel, for starters. Why would he do that? He’s the AG. He’s responsible for the DoJ. He can sort the DoJ out himself. It reflects terribly poorly on the reputation of the AG if he has to appoint a special counsel to investigate his own department. It’s basically self-incrimination.

  141. Not Really Fat Tony

    Just trying the new name trend here on the Cat

  142. Fat Tony

    Not Really Fat Tony
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    #2717711, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:19 pm
    Just trying the new name trend here on the Cat

    Well, that didn’t quite work the way i thought….

  143. DrBeauGan

    Fat Tony
    #2717707, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:14 pm
    None
    #2717697, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm
    C.L. – while I agree nothing will happen. One only needs to look at what the Chloe Valentine case uncovered about child protection authorities here in South Australia and yet absolutely nothing happened. Not one person got sacked. Not one person was held to account not least the one person who is also in charge of child welfare at that time, namely one Jay Weatherill.

    Rotherham

    Such a rich stench of corruption, and where are the bloody journalists?

  144. Slayer of Memes

    dammit… multiple formatting errors…

  145. If it’s the former then, it’s breaking a fundamental civil right. We were never compelled to report crimes, although we are required to answer questions truthfully – otherwise we’re perverting justice.

    Can report only my experience.
    One of the boys at work nicked (several) packets of cigarettes, and (several) cartons of beer.
    I confronted him over it, and incredibly, actually got him to sign a confession.
    Took this confession (without delay) across the street to the Police station.
    Police came & arrested him.
    Shortly after the Police came back & arrested all the staff who had been on duty at the time & saw him do it.

    This wasn’t quite the outcome I had anticipated.

    I now take great care to have plenty of spare staff before I report anything to the police – just in case.

  146. Boambee John

    hzhousewife
    #2717704, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm
    So Penny identifies pretty strongly as Asian, rather than Australian. Interesting.

    But don’t you dare question either her citizenship or her loyalty. That would clearly be racism!

  147. Makka

    Why would he do that?

    Who knows if he ever will?

    If he does, it could be an admission that the corruption is believed to be so shockingly deep and entrenched that it’s eventual exposure must be seen to be completely impartial and untainted with any form of bias. These are the foundation shaking exposures I was alluding to earlier.

  148. Snoopy

    But don’t you dare question either her citizenship or her loyalty.

    Wong has supplied comprehensive evidence of her renunciation of Malaysian citizenship.

  149. feelthebern

    I just checked out that video at Blairs re those goes who crashed Gosford Anglican church.
    Places of worship are off limits for stunts like this.
    The bigger issue is that Fr Rod has about 20 punters in his church.
    So he gets several thousand social media clicks, but no one to his services.

  150. Boambee John

    Br BG at 2121

    Such a rich stench of corruption, and where are the bloody journalists?

    You might think our politicisns are corrupt and cheaply bought, but our journalists are just as corrupt and even more cheaply bought. A tip that justifies their existing prejudices is all it takes.

  151. None

    So Serena why did they arrest the others? He dobbed them in? And they arrested them purely on hearsay? What?

  152. Wong has supplied comprehensive evidence of her renunciation of Malaysian citizenship.

    An unsigned letter from a mate at the Malaysian High Commission?

  153. None

    Agree feelthebern although I described it at Blair’s as four pensioners and a funerary couple.

  154. So Serena why did they arrest the others? He dobbed them in? And they arrested them purely on hearsay? What?

    Arrested them almost instantly upon learning they all knew about the theft.
    Apparently “turning a blind eye” was enough to get them locked up.

  155. None

    That’s a Belgian Euro wanker not a German, Stimpy.

  156. C.L.

    I just checked out that video at Blairs re those goes who crashed Gosford Anglican church.
    Places of worship are off limits for stunts like this.

    True.
    Although whether it’s a place of worship is open to legitimate question.

  157. Although whether it’s a place of worship is open to legitimate question.

    Worship almost certainly.
    Divine worship? Far less likely.

  158. Bern,

    About what I always imagined.

    Pathetic attention seeker is Rod,..just like Father Bob..

  159. DrBeauGan

    dover_beach
    #2717727, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:41 pm
    Did someone say metaphysics?

    Just kidding, DB.

  160. Fat Tony

    DrBeauGan
    #2717730, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:49 pm
    dover_beach
    #2717727, posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:41 pm
    Did someone say metaphysics?

    Just kidding, DB.

    If you two are going to do that again, can you take it up behind the shed please?

  161. Makka

    If they can get away with something on that scale, then Sessions will not move until all there is absolutely no escape for any of them except the barrel of a gun.

    There is another aspect to this. We all joke about it but the fact is people that go up against Hillary can end up being found dead.

    Hand’s up who would like to be in someone like Rosenstein’s shoes at present?

  162. None

    Worship almost certainly.
    Divine worship? Far less likely.

    I question the same at Blair’setoo although one of my comments has yet to be approved but I’ll repeat the gist of that second one here. If you ever want to know if a Pope pastor minister preacher is a Christian then consider whether they believe and teach Trinity ( father, son and holy spirit) and incarnation which are the two distinctive Christian beliefs. If they don’t, they are not Christian.
    This test doesn’t apply for laity because ordinary people will be at different stages of understanding of the intellectual content of their faith but anyone who purports to be a minister of Christ can easily be identified as a Christian or a heretic on this basis. By this test neither the Curry served up in the middle of the Markle debacle nor father Bowel as my spellchecker calls him are Christian.

  163. Right then, what has happened today.

    – Republican bagman Roger Stone admits Mueller is about to indict him on “extraneous crimes”. Yeah right Roger, like Capone got done on tax evasion, you crook.
    – The AP carves Republican bagman Elliott Brody up like a Christmas turkey for his billion-dollar corruption.
    – Trump has a private email server (plus live camera and hot microphone) hosting classified and highly sensitive information that is open to being hacked by any old script kiddie, which he carries around with him in his office.
    – Did I mention Brody’s unsecured email got hacked by Qatar and leaked to the press?

  164. Fat Tony

    Makka
    #2717734, posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:01 pm
    There is another aspect to this. We all joke about it but the fact is people that go up against Hillary can end up being found dead.

    Arkancide – a game anyone can play.

    This is why Trump cannot rush things – these traitors don’t mind killing people, and all the loose ends need to be attended to.

  165. Snoopy

    – Trump has a private email server

    You are lying.

  166. Snoopy

    By the way, Monty. Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional. Everything he has done isn’t worth a pinch of shit.

  167. zyconoclast

    http://www.loonwatch.com/

    About
    Loonwatch.com is a blogzine run by a motley group of hate-allergic bloggers to monitor and expose the web’s plethora of anti-Muslim loons, wackos, and conspiracy theorists.

    While we find the sheer stupidity and outrageousness of the loons to be a source of invaluable comedy, we also recognize the seriousness of the danger they represent as dedicated hatemongers. And so, while our style reflects our bemusement, our content is fact checked and our sources well vetted making sure loonwatch.com is a reliable educational – if entertaining – resource on the rambunctious underworld of Muslim-bashing.

  168. By the way, Monty. Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional. Everything he has done isn’t worth a pinch of shit.

    Geez Snoop, put down the crack pipe.

  169. Snoopy

    All Mueller’s scalps are going to walk, Monty.

  170. Makka

    Always read mUnty’s links.

    Like, when the mOron posts this;
    and highly sensitive information that is open to being hacked by any old script kiddie, “

    Clearly, mUnty knows much much more about IT and comms security than these guys;

    The president uses at least two iPhones, according to one of the officials. The phones — one capable only of making calls, the other equipped only with the Twitter app and preloaded with a handful of news sites — are issued by White House Information Technology and the White House Communications Agency, an office staffed by military personnel that oversees White House telecommunications.

    Yep, that’s right. mUnty knows more about IT security that the best minds in the US military.

  171. Got a link for me there Snoop?

    As for you Makka, did you read the bit about mic and camera? That is part of what I was talking about.

  172. Mark A

    zyconoclast
    #2717740, posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    http://www.loonwatch.com/
    While we find the sheer stupidity and outrageousness of the loons to be a source of invaluable comedy, we also recognize the seriousness of the danger they represent as dedicated hatemongers.

    Never heard of them and prolly never going to visit either, but treating and dismissing every complaint against governments or muslims the same, isn’t right.

    As they say; just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean people are not after you.

  173. Rae

    Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional.

    Yeah? No. The appointment of Mueller is perfectly constitutional. You, or some backwoods lawyer from Pepperdine University, wishing it otherwise is not going to change that fact.

    The smell of desperation is becoming quite pervasive. Meanwhile, Wussia Wussia is still alive and the Special Prosecutor continues undeterred on his appointed task.

  174. Makka

    Seriously mUnty, an article by 3 noname millenials, one of whom is a HuffPo alumnus. The shit that you post.

  175. Stimpson J. Cat

    Did someone say metaphysics?

    F$CKING NO.

  176. Mark A

    Monty, you should start worrying when your staunchest and only supporter here is the puppeteer/ trollmaster.

  177. Snoopy

    Got a link for me there Snoop?

    Here

    Now about Trump’s email server. Got a link, Monty?

  178. Makka

    The smell of desperation is becoming quite pervasive. Meanwhile, Wussia Wussia is still alive and the Special Prosecutor continues undeterred on his appointed task.

    It sure is. This SC is so good he avoids appearing in court to front those he arraigns while citing corruption in companies that don’t even exist. Still can’t point to any Wussia! collusion or corruption after a year either. It’s no wonder he’s desperate.

  179. Fat Tony

    Rae = Trollius Faecus

    Please avoid engaging with this particularly vile little specimen.
    It twists words around and adds its dirty little lies.
    Any engagement with it leaves one sullied.

    DON’T FEED THE TROLL : SCROLL THE TROLL
    DON’T FEED THE TROLL : SCROLL THE TROLL
    DON’T FEED THE TROLL : SCROLL THE TROLL

  180. C.L.

    – Did I mention Brody’s unsecured email got hacked by Qatar and leaked to the press?

    How did Chief Brody get involved in this?
    LOL.
    We’re going to need a bigger gloat.

  181. Oh come on

    Right then, what has happened today.

    – Republican bagman Roger Stone admits Mueller is about to indict him on “extraneous crimes”. Yeah right Roger, like Capone got done on tax evasion, you crook.
    – The AP carves Republican bagman Elliott Brody up like a Christmas turkey for his billion-dollar corruption.
    – Trump has a private email server (plus live camera and hot microphone) hosting classified and highly sensitive information that is open to being hacked by any old script kiddie, which he carries around with him in his office.
    – Did I mention Brody’s unsecured email got hacked by Qatar and leaked to the press?

    Wow. m0nty. It is clearer than ever that either we or you are heading towards the same kind of cliff you fell off of on Nov 8, 2016 (US time). We two sides are perceiving reality that differently.

  182. Rae

    Fr Rod has about 20 punters in his church.
    So he gets several thousand social media clicks, but no one to his services.

    Saturday night Mass, held in the small St Mary’s church on the site (the main church there, Christchurch is much bigger). Looked like a dozen or so parishioners there on that night. Seems the Anglicans are no different to us. We tykes tend not to overpopulate our Saturday night Mass either.

    Surprising that no charges were brought against the people who interrupted the service. Gosford Police HQ is right next door.

  183. Monty, you should start worrying when your staunchest and only supporter here is the puppeteer/ trollmaster.

    You mean the Doomlord?

    Here

    Ah yes, this rubbish by a co-founder of The Federalist who proposed that Trump engage in court packing. Really credible independent voice there, Snoop. Funny how this 1988 precedent was never invoked under Clinton to stop Starr.

  184. cohenite

    The argument that Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional is based on the idea that his powers and scope of his appointment exceed Rosenstein’s power’s of appointment which needed to be confirmed by the Senate.

    Another constitutional failure is that Mueller’s appointment is directly based on the Steele dossier which was obtained by a corrupt series of applications to the FISA court. That corruption is indisputable since both comey and Rosenstein, the principal appliers have conceded the Steele dossier was fake.

  185. Oh come on

    It’s going to be interesting how the inter-agency rivalries play out. Some of them are blood feuds, and long pre-date Trumpian demands to drain swamps and whatnot. For example, I suspect the CIA will be more than happy to take out the trash, if the trash happens to be the FBI’s reputation.

  186. Oh come on

    When John Brennan claims to be speaking in defence of the “IC”, a huge bunch of his former agents are ready and willing to throw their colleagues over at the Bureau under the bus. Say it ain’t so?

  187. Snoopy

    Ken Starr wasn’t acting as a principal officer. He was subject to oversight by a special court established for that purpose.

  188. C.L.

    It’s over.
    Trump won.

  189. Oh come on

    Look at the lamentable whining by the Obama apointees. Comey…well, see his book. And Brennan, just have a look at the way he’s conducting himself:

    Since leaving office, Brennan has been harshly critical of Trump. In March 2018, Brennan said Trump had “paranoia”, accused him of “constant misrepresentation of the facts”, and called him a “charlatan”.[64] Following the firing of senior FBI official Andrew McCabe later that month, Brennan tweeted to Trump, “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but will not destroy America… America will triumph over you.”[65] Axios quoted Brennan as replying on Twitter to Trump’s harsh comments about James Comey (over quotes reported in advance from his April 2018 book) as, “Your kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey… we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically deceived.”[1]

    These people’s sense of self-importance is epic.

  190. Zatara

    In any event, if a special counsel is appointed, Sessions is surely toast.

    If a second Special Counsel is established they will be working for Sessions.

    Sessions is Trump’s man. He has been quietly toiling away dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, setting up the indictments, the judiciary, cleaning house at the DOJ/FBI all under the radar. Think of it as getting the abattoir in readiness for a very big order.

    You may well be right, I certainly hope so. And frankly, the US better hope so as well or this debacle is going to take much longer to clean up.

    This is f$cking treason we are talking about here.

    By US law unfortunately not. Treason in the US can only be charged in time of war:

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

  191. Oh come on

    When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but will not destroy America… America will triumph over you.

    Your kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey… we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically deceived.

    Dude…take a step back and realise what a cocksucker you’ve become.

  192. Zatara

    To clear up another issue the MSM has invented and stirred up to sell air time, Trump cannot fire Mueller. Only Rosenstein can.

    28 CFR 600.7 – Conduct and accountability
    (d) The Special Counsel may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the Attorney General. The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies. The Attorney General shall inform the Special Counsel in writing of the specific reason for his or her removal.

    Note the causes for removal. Specifically the conflict of interest bit. Expect Manafort’s lawyers to start asking some very discomforting questions about that soon. Rosenstein, the Acting Attorney General who appointed Mueller to do the investigation and prosecution in the first place, couldn’t be much more conflicted.

    For an example of direct conflict of interest they need go no farther than Rhee, the lead prosecutor against Manafort, who represented Hillary Clinton in her e-mail troubles and defended the Clinton Foundation in a racketeering case.

  193. Zatara

    For those arguing that the Mueller appointment was all hunky dory:

    28 CFR 600.1 – Grounds for Appointing a Special Counsel
    The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted.

    28 CFR 600.4 – Jurisdiction
    The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall be established by the Attorney General. The Special Counsel will be provided with a specific factual statement of the matter to be investigated. The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall also include the authority to investigate and prosecute federal crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere with, the Special Counsel’s investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses; and to conduct appeals arising out of the matter being investigated and/or prosecuted.

    Mueller’s appointment letter fishing license.

    “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump”

    Is not a criminal matter. There is nothing whatsoever illegal about “colluding” with anyone Trump pleased. But we’ll be hearing more about that soon as well.

  194. Oh come on

    If a second Special Counsel is established they will be working for Sessions.

    There is no reason for Sessions to appoint a special counsel to do what you want them to do. Sessions can spearhead any investigation required. Mueller was appointed only because Sessions recused himself from matters regarding Russia.

  195. Fat Tony

    Zatara
    #2717763, posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:05 pm
    By US law unfortunately not. Treason in the US can only be charged in time of war:

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

    Hang ’em anyway – argue about it at leisure later.

    There is a war going on though – Islam, Soros & associates, MSM, Clinton Crime Cartel…..

  196. Snoopy

    China will steeply cut import tariffs for automobiles and car parts, opening up greater access to the world’s largest auto market amid an easing of trade tensions with the United States.

    Import tariffs will be cut to 15 per cent from 25 per cent for most vehicles from July 1

    #Winning

  197. Zatara

    There is no reason for Sessions to appoint a special counsel to do what you want them to do.

    Same reason Mueller was appointed rather than the DoJ handling it:

    The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted and –

    (a) That investigation or prosecution of that person or matter by a United States Attorney’s Office or litigating Division of the Department of Justice would present a conflict of interest for the Department or other extraordinary circumstances; and

    (b) That under the circumstances, it would be in the public interest to appoint an outside Special Counsel to assume responsibility for the matter.

  198. Oh come on

    Sessions can tell any DoJ prosecutor to look into whatever he tells them to. And if he can’t find anyone within the DoJ to do the job he wants them to do, he can appoint someone from outside the DoJ to do it. They don’t have to be appointed a special counsel. They can be acting 100% under the instruction of the AG.

  199. Oh come on

    No, Zatara. You do not understand the circumstances in which a special counsel is appointed.

  200. Oh come on

    If Sessions appoints a special counsel to look into the DoJ, he is signalling he has little to no control over his own department.

    Sessions will take care of it, or he will resign, or he will be sacked.

  201. EvilElvis

    Ffs, on WA time here so a little late to the party but if you want to know how fucked this country is hopefully you caught “Holly’s” little speel on SBS Insight tonight. F.M.D!

  202. Zatara

    No, Zatara. You do not understand the circumstances in which a special counsel is appointed.

    Yeah actually, I do.

    I provided the regulation. I can’t make you read it.

  203. Dave in Marybrook

    What was Holly’s schpiel about Elvis?
    Unfortunately, Mrs Dr is watching some guff about “disruption” from Silicon Valley, presented by some Play School kid.

  204. amortiser

    Boambee John
    #2717671, posted on May 22, 2018 at 8:46 pm
    I thought that Blewitt had admitted to various crimes, but announced his intention to defend himself. Not sure how that would work.

    The problem was that the DPP has charged him with the wrong offence. Blewett was charged with defrauding Thiess Contractors. The actual offence was being in receipt of secret commissions. The DPP knew this but went ahead with the fraud charge anyway fully tending to drop the charge eventually.

    At the TURC Thiess executives gave evidence that they had received the “services” they had paid for. It was obvious that no services were supplied by the Australian Workers Union – Workplace Reform Association as this entity had no employees however Thiess paid that entity in excess of $300000 with some instalments made months after the project was handed over.

    In addition, evidence was provided that a meeting prior to the commencement of the project was held with Thiess executives, Martin Albrecht and Nick Dukes and AWU officials, Bruce Wilson and Bill Ludwig to sort out funding for Wilsons proposed National Construction Branch. This was designed to limit the influence of the militant BLF in the industry. Thiess was prepared to buy industrial peace in the absence of police action against illegal boycotts and industrial action.

    This was the secret commissions genesis and it was organised at the highest levels of both organisations. Gillard, as Wilson’s lover and lawyer facilitated the setting up of the entity to receive the cash outside the AWU. It was only Wilson, Blewett and Ludwig in the AWU who knew about it.

    The funds where paid on the Dawesville Cut project south of Perth, a project awarded to Thiess by the WA Labor government without a tender and worth in excess of $50 million.

    Now conveniently, the WA DPP has dropped the charges against Blewett, the fall guy in the likely hope that it will all go away. Michael Smith, who had been pursuing this with great diligence may have other ideas.

  205. Oh come on

    I read the regulation. We all know why Mueller was ultimately appointed. As I said earlier, it was because Sessions had recused himself from matters Russian. There is ZERO reason why Sessions would appoint a special counsel to investigate his own department!

  206. None

    Trump has a phone just for Twitter? This guy’s a f****** genius. He rules the world by Twitter.

  207. None

    Mueller Sessions Russia blah blah blah why does anyone care. Trump won get over it.

  208. Oh come on

    Why would he do that, Zatara? Imagine you’re Sessions for a moment. You have two choices:

    1) you can appoint someone to lead an independent investigation into the department you are responsible for. They might ultimately come for you, they might ultimately come for your boss, and you can’t stop them without the risk of catastrophic political damage.

    2) you can appoint your own guys to investigate your department. Keep it all in-house. You decide where to look and what to look into. You decide what sees the light of day, and what doesn’t. You remain in charge.

    Gee, that’s a really tough decision, isn’t it?

  209. EvilElvis

    Dave, nutshell, the show was about solo parents. Holly is a self proclaimed queer who felt the urge to have a child at taxpayers expense and then live on welfare, travel around Australia and live all her dreams as welfare is a right in a country like Australia and the government is happy to provide and support her.

  210. EvilElvis

    Just the complete arrogance and entitlement was breathtaking. She did assure us that she’s working 24/7 now she has a child and working harder than ever so it’s all good. Don’t mind the mums and dads that raise kids and work to produce and contribute, Holly.

  211. C.L.

    FBI had secret “Sensitive Matter Team” to get Trump …
    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has filed a demand that all members of the FBI’s STT be named.
    This is gestapo stuff. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger …

  212. Oh come on

    Just the complete arrogance and entitlement was breathtaking. She did assure us that she’s working 24/7 now she has a child and working harder than ever so it’s all good.

    Are you talking about the NZ PM?

  213. C.L.

    Tumbleweeds at the formerly chatty James Comey’s Twitter page.
    Silent for nearly a fortnight.

  214. EvilElvis

    Interchangeable, OCO, haha

  215. Oh come on

    Tumbleweeds at the formerly chatty James Comey’s Twitter page.

    Yeah, funny, that. A peculiar and lengthy pause in the hitherto relentless “Have You No Sense Of Decency, Sir” broadsides. Particularly so as he has a book to sell. His publisher can’t be happy.

  216. amortiser

    EvilElvis
    #2717784, posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:31 pm
    Just the complete arrogance and entitlement was breathtaking. She did assure us that she’s working 24/7 now she has a child and working harder than ever so it’s all good. Don’t mind the mums and dads that raise kids and work to produce and contribute, Holly.

    Holly doesn’t seem to be aware that the money she receives from taxpayers comes out of their pay packets before they spend a cent on their own children. She is first cab off the rank.

    I often wonder how parents feel about that. Their first resonsibility is to look after someone else’s kids before their own.
    Pop

  217. Makka

    Following CL’s link.

    This is what happens when someone flips.

    Newly revealed e-mails show that former Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) deputy director Andrew McCabe was keenly aware of CNN’s internal understanding of a secret briefing about the infamous Steele dossier, days before CNN published any stories on the matter. The e-mails, which were obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), also reveal that top officials used coded language to refer to the salacious and unverified allegations made by Steele.

    Former FBI director James Comey briefed then-President-Elect Donald Trump on January 6, 2017, on at least one unproven allegation contained in Steele’s dossier, which was jointly funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. CNN broke the story about the dossier briefing on January 10, 2017, touching off a firestorm of hysteria that culminated in not just the firing of Comey by Trump, but the eventual appointment of Department of Justice (DOJ) special counsel Robert Mueller.

    Mr McCabe? Mr Comey? ………..

  218. JC

    Snoopy
    #2717738, posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    – Trump has a private email server

    You are lying.

    Trump’s prez. If he wants a private server he gets one. There are none of these rules that preclude the prez other than the constitution. It’s a very powerful position.

  219. JC

    It’s true. All those “advisors” he has around him are useless, because he forms his own opinions and views.

    The political class never believed Trump when he said the only advisor he took advice from was himself, so they imagined his hasty list of “advisors” actually mattered. Why? Because none of the political class conformists can ever imagine being an independent, individual thinker.

  220. zyconoclast

    Argentina warns Bolivian immigrants: free health service might come to an end

    Argentina provides a free of charge medical assistance to all foreigners staying in the country. The Bolivians are the ones who take advantage of it quite often. For this reason, the authorities in Buenos Aires have announced that if the Bolivian government does not eliminate charges for Argentinians living in Bolivia, the Argentinian doctors will stop treating Bolivian immigrants for free. – Health care is not free. Someone pays for it. – said Adolfo Luis Rubinstein, Argentine Minister of Health

    Argentina v Bolivia statistics

  221. JC

    Comey had set this up so CNN could run with it.

    Newly released memos written by former FBI director James Comey indicate that an early 2017 briefing for then-President-elect Donald Trump about the contents of an infamous dossier was held so it could be leaked to media outlets eager to report on the dossier’s allegations. In multiple memos, Comey specifically mentioned that CNN had the dossier and wanted a “news hook” that would enable the network to report on its most salacious allegations even though they had not been verified.

    “I said the Russians allegedly had tapes involving him and prostitutes at the Presidential Suite at the Ritz Carlton in Moscow from about 2013,” Comey wrote of his conversation with Trump in a classified memo that was released in redacted form late Thursday. “I said I wasn’t saying this was true, only that I wanted him to know both that it had been reported and that the reports were in many hands.”

    No media organizations had reported the allegations at the time Comey briefed Trump.

    “I said media like CNN had them and were looking for a news hook,” Comey added in his memo about the briefing with Trump on January 6, 2017.

    In another classified memo written on January 28, 2017, Comey wrote that in a separate meeting Trump mentioned the allegation about the alleged tape of prostitutes at a hotel and called it “fake news.”

    “I explained again why I had thought it important that he know about it,” Comey wrote. “I also explained that one of the reasons we told him was that the media, CNN in particular, was telling us they were about to run with it.”

    read on

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/20/comeys-memos-indicate-dossier-briefing-of-trump-was-a-setup/#.WwQU7MqBiXs.twitter
    No kidding, Watergate looks amateurish compared to this.

  222. Makka

    Newly released memos written by former FBI director James Comey

    More flipping. Someone is singing, big time.

  223. Dave in Marybrook

    Thanks for summarising EE- someone has to witness that kind of despicability.
    I hold by the guideline that the only shows worth tuning in to on SBS are those which make perfect sense with the volume right down.

  224. JC

    Were the newly appointed CIA director and the Lying Slapper separated at birth? They could be twins.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdwrE0BVMAEBXCh.jpg

  225. Bruce in WA

    Want to learn to hold your breath longer?

    Simple. Take a walk through an open-air fish market in Cochin, India. In 36 °C heat. And 95% humidity. With no refrigeration. Not even any ice. At 4.00 pm. When the fish were caught and displayed early that morning.

    My record for holding my breath is now 13 minutes 47 seconds!

  226. None

    That lying zlapper look alike JC used to run a torture outfit in Thailand in the days of rendition.

  227. Oh come on

    You know that whole Yanny/Laurel thing?

    So, Peterson is Yanny. The other two are Laurel.

    You hear one or the other. Although, in this case, if you tune into the other two, it’s because you’re a fucking moron and not because of some feature of your hearing.

    I think that what made the Cathy Newman-Jordan Peterson interview so remarkable was that you had two people at the top of their respective games, yet Newman was Laurelling away but even her most ardent supporters couldn’t deny they heard Yanny from Peterson.

  228. Oh come on

    Snap, JC! I mentioned that above when I checked Drudge. She looks like TLS…maybe a decade older and not a bluey, but still a dead ringer.

  229. Oh come on

    That lying zlapper look alike JC used to run a torture outfit in Thailand in the days of rendition.

    Yeah well our lying slapper ran a torture outfit in Australia that victimised the entire country. The new CIA boss is a rank amateur compared to Gillard.

  230. JC

    Snap, JC! I mentioned that above when I checked Drudge.

    LOl

  231. JC

    LA Times breathlessly hoping this will be a great year for Hollywood. Get a load of the quality flicks they’re offering up this year. Also, read the last sentence and try not to laugh.

    Several studios are girding for a surprise breakout success — with potential candidates including Warner Bros.’ romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians” (the first major studio movie with an all-Asian cast since 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club”) and the giant shark movie “The Meg.”

    Some distributors will try to appeal to female moviegoers. Warner Bros. will roll the dice on “Ocean’s 8,” starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway in a woman-led reboot of the previously male-dominated caper series.

    Universal is confident its “Mamma Mia!” sequel, starring Lily James and Cher, will bring women to the multiplex in droves 10 years after the hit ABBA jukebox musical. For its presentation at CinemaCon, the studio brought Cher onstage to sing “Fernando” in front of hundreds of cinema owners.

    Jim Orr, head of domestic distribution at Universal Pictures, said the summer needs movies that appeal to specific audiences, to balance out the superhero and other big-budget films that seek broader demographic appeal.

    “A lot of the normal summer tent poles have been earlier in the year, and there’s quite a bit of diversity in the rest of the summer,” he said. “The studios understand that a diverse slate is a great thing.”

    There’s that word again. It’s about as diverse a Bernie Sanders convention.

    My prediction, a total bust and they haven’t even realized they are nowhere near rock bottom yet.

  232. Oh come on

    I love this shit, JC. Seriously. Hollywood has always had an agenda to push, but they’ve always managed to finance that agenda with highly profitable patriotic popcorn munchers that coin it in flyover country. But I really think Hollywood is losing the ability to make these kinds of films. These movies don’t even need to be flag waving. They just don’t need to be flag burning. They just don’t need to send a message to ordinary movie-goers that they’re dumb pieces of shit because of the values they hold. That’s it. A bog standard boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy regains girl plot still sells. But Hollywood can’t resist making it boy meets girl, girl becomes boy, boy has sex with a fish, fish becomes a transgender trans-species community activist and demands respect while being elected President of the USA and enacting gun control from violent white racist cross burning bigots.

  233. Zatara

    JC

    I think this is the one you were asking about earlier.

    House Republicans to call for second special counsel to investigate alleged FISA abuse, Hillary Clinton probe

    the 12-page resolution will ask a second special counsel to probe matters related to three topics: The ending of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, the progress of the Trump-Russia investigation from its origins through the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, and abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the warrant application process.

    “My resolution lays out the case clearly that the FBI and the DoJ can not be expected to investigate themselves and that the powers of the IG are limited preventing him from fully addressing these grave concerns. That is why the appointment of second Special Counsel who can lead an independent and unbiased investigation is critical.”

    Entirely coincidentally I’m sure…. Yesterday, after getting cornholed in the Oval Office meeting, Rosenstien (who signed off on one of the FISA warrants) directed the DoJ IG to expand their investigation to include just how the FBI obtained the FISA warrants.

  234. Bruce in WA

    Harewood Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 = 10/10. B in WA = sleepy-byes time already??

  235. Zatara

    Can you imagine the look on Rosenstein’s face in that meeting when Trump asked about the FISA warrants and who authorized them?

    I’d have paid to see that.

  236. JC

    OCO

    Their stories are laughable and the strategy is fucked as people are now watching more series. Movies have to be compelling to go see and they aren’t. Seriously Oceans 8 with an aging all gal crew? WTF!

    Cher in a Mamma Mia reboot? She’s fucking 103!

    Zat,

    Thanks.

  237. JC

    Can you imagine the look on Rosenstein’s face in that meeting when Trump asked about the FISA warrants and who authorized them?

    I’d have paid to see that.

    Also knowing that Trump would most likely know the answers.

  238. JC

    Monst

    The D’rats are fucked and it will get even worse for them. The only downside is they boot Pelosi after the midterms and I want her just where she is. 🙂

  239. Oh come on

    Yes. Hollywood is a minnow compared to TV now.

    Seriously Oceans 8 with an aging all gal crew? WTF!

    You would think the Hollywood moneymen would have learnt their lesson from that godawful all-female Ghostbusters reboot that flopped catastrophically.

    This transgressive shit is Just. So. Bad.

    It really isn’t that difficult. Give the consumer what they want. Netflix and co are doing it in spades.

    The big Hollywood studios are where the big record labels were when the age of the MP3 was dawning. No idea what is coming to sweep all their silly indulgences away.

  240. Makka

    Can you imagine the look on Rosenstein’s face in that meeting when Trump asked about the FISA warrants and who authorized them?

    He’s gone. Rosenstein. I thought maybe he had been persuaded to jump ship but if you think about where this is now headed from here on in, Trump will want someone in there who can be trusted implicitly. It’s not Rosenstein.

    Replacement? Someone available, in the Trump camp, qualified , knows the issues and doesn’t mind a dogfight.

  241. None

    A Sunday presser from JCU. They must be shitting themselves because Ridd raised the funds but as I have stressed again and again they are going code of conduct route because code of conduct is generally Beyond The Reach of the law and they can make up any old b******* that they can. I have seen so many lives destroyed why the misuse of these codes of conduct but I really do sincerely despise them and anyone who uses them. https://www.jcu.edu.au/news/releases/2018/may/statement-about-peter-ridd

  242. Cher in a Mamma Mia reboot? She’s fucking 103!

    There’s no need for hyperbole. She’s just turned Seventy-Two.

  243. JC

    Pretty good piece on the bungling idiot, the Kenyan had running Langley.

    https://spectator.org/john-brennans-plot-to-infiltrate-the-trump-campaign/

    Downer comes across as a bumbling imbecile, which is kind of redundant, as we know that anyway.

  244. Top Ender

    It really isn’t that difficult. Give the consumer what they want. Netflix and co are doing it in spades.

    Not really. Check out Shooter on Netflix.

    Everyone is young, good-looking, and equitable and diverse. No really bad baddies. Plot is predictable. Settings are nice and clean and tidy. No original writing.

    Boredom.

    Then again maybe I’ve just seen too much screen stuff to be impressed any more.

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