Wednesday Forum: August 22, 2018

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  1. Top Ender

    New promote the NT campaign.

    Your challenge: read the article, well half anyway, and then see if you can remember the two word tag line 30 minutes later.

    I can’t.

  2. Roger

    The ABC now features Mr. Laura Tingle in a promo saying “the ABC is absolutely critical to life in Australia”.

  3. Gab

    Yes, the ABC is absolutely critical about the Australian way of life.

  4. John Constantine

    Credlin to address after announcing party room meeting tonight

  5. stackja

    Ross Cameron
    ‏@RossCameron4
    10 minutes ago
    Replying to @Kieran_Gilbert
    Same whip “forgot” the last Liberal Party meeting. Whip will be told not asked. @CraigKellyMP has called for party room meeting, will take place tonight or first thing tomorrow.

  6. P

    Lysander
    #2796541, posted on August 22, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

    Thank you Lysander for that info. It looks like it’s really going down tonight.

    It sure is on now.

  7. Baldrick

    Cormann just resigned from Cabinet.

    It’s not just a tumour rumour!

  8. H B Bear

    Googles G must be feeling the heat if they are running these Radio North Korea promos. What happened to Australia’s most trusted news source?

  9. .

    The Northern Territory: At times, better than Mogadishu.

  10. mh

    Cats, I know you are not mad keen on Dutton. But if it helps, Bishop and Dutton hate each other’s guts.

  11. Gab
    #2796596, posted on August 22, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    How chicken wire is made.

    I actually enjoyed watching that.

    I saw steel wire rope and steel cable getting made on an excursion as a schoolboy, absolutely fascinating.

  12. .

    mh
    #2796618, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Cats, I know you are not mad keen on Dutton. But if it helps, Bishop and Dutton hate each other’s guts.

    Auntie and Master Blaster enter the Thunderdome.

    WHO RULES BARTON TOWN!?

  13. stackja

    Ross Cameron
    @RossCameron4
    58 seconds ago

    I am confident (but have not seen the document) that the #Libspill challengers have a letter signed at 6pm tonight with 43 signatures including @MathiasCormann calling @TurnbullMalcolm to spill the leadership.

  14. Gab

    Sven, if you turn the sound off, it’s quite meditative watching the close up of the wire.

  15. amortiser

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2796448, posted on August 22, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Two movies that I know of:

    Fair Wind to Java
    Special Effects by
    Howard Lydecker … special effects
    Theodore Lydecker … special effects

    Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)

    Errors in geography: Krakatoa is, in fact, west of Java.

    After the grand eruption it ended up East of Java!!

  16. Cormann – one of the worst leftists in libs clothing.

    If he has jumped, I guess he doesn’t want to be the last.

  17. stackja

    2GB Ross Greenwood unclear what happening.

  18. egg_

    AnalProbin’ looking nervous on ABC Nightly News.

  19. mh

    Miranda is fucking frantic.

  20. Miranda is fucking frantic.

    Don’t stand too close, if she empties her mouth.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Liberal MPs have confirmed that Mathias Cormann and Michaelia Cash have withdrawn their support for Malcolm Turnbull and were expected to resign.

    MPs are calling for a party room to be held tonight.

    From the Oz.

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Cats, I know you are not mad keen on Dutton. But if it helps, Bishop and Dutton hate each other’s guts.

    To the point where La Bishop was threatening to resign from Parliament altogether, thus bringing on a general election, if Dutton won the spill.

  23. mh

    The Age:

    Liberal MPs have confirmed to Fairfax Media there is a petition circulating Parliament House tonight calling on Malcolm Turnbull to call a party room meeting for another leadership spill.

    It is a strong indication Peter Dutton and his supporters believe they now have the numbers to topple Mr Turnbull as leader.

    But they will need a majority of the Liberal party room – 43 out of 84 members – to put their names to the petition to force Mr Turnbull to call a meeting and spill the leadership.

    If successful the meeting could be held as soon as tonight, or perhaps tomorrow.

  24. Gab

    Liberal MPs have confirmed that Mathias Cormann and Michaelia Cash have withdrawn their support for Malcolm Turnbull and were expected to resign.

    But guys, guys! He has so much agile potential!!

  25. .

    There has never been a more exciting time to be an Australian.

  26. old bloke

    . I don’t think any numbers were given for the men, but it seemed to be common knowledge that there were Norwegians who became more than collaborators but active soldiers for Germany.

    True, but there were also many Norwegian partisans who saved the Allies a whole lot of grief. The commandos at Telemark for example stopped the Nazis from building the first atomic bomb, and the partisans also prevented the occupying Germans from leaving Norway to counter the Normandy landings (they blew up a troopship full of German soldiers). Without that action, the Battle at Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) would have had a different outcome.

  27. mh

    To the point where La Bishop was threatening to resign from Parliament altogether, thus bringing on a general election, if Dutton won the spill.

    What a fucking dog.

  28. stackja

    Oz reporting more quit

    Chris Uhlmann
    ‏Verified account
    @CUhlmann
    3 minutes ago
    The text of the letter being circulated for another spill: “Dear Prime Minister, We, the undersigned, request that you call a meeting of the Joint House Parliamentary Liberal Party, as soon as practicable, for the purpose of determining the leadership of the Party”[email protected]

  29. Baldrick

    Another LibSpill will occur tonight or tomorrow morning.

  30. calli

    Ahhh. ScoMo cuddled eMTy. Cormo stood off and nodded and grinned for the cameras.

    Crafty.

  31. Infidel Tiger

    Is it too much to pray they all are destroyed?

  32. Gab

    One can only ask, Tiger, my friend.

  33. candy

    To the point where La Bishop was threatening to resign from Parliament altogether, thus bringing on a general election, if Dutton won the spill.

    I don’t know about that Zulu. Today she said she will stay in Cabinet if Dutton is PM.

    The Foreign Affairs job is her life.

  34. …cut, cut,cut,cut,cut,cut,cut, …

    On the way to a thousand cuts, 974 so far.

    The slow death of an emperor.

  35. calli

    Will we need many tumbrils Rambler? Or just a skip to pick up the bits?

  36. candy

    Whatever happens, Dutton has done a great job in rallying conservatives, to make the reps think about their goals and philosophies.
    It really is great courage.

  37. Habib

    I reckon even the Qld plod would draw the line at giving Trigger a touch-up. Anyway, WTF did Dutton actually do to the revolting old boot? It’s to their eternal shame that her and her cabal weren’t treated with open contempt, ridiculed and hounded out of office, and every part of that ugly star chamber and it’s enabling legislation repealed and rendered impossible to resuscitate.

  38. calli, I think we can just trebuchet the leftovers.

    Although, the romance of a tumbril, the rotten fruit and the rocks will be sadly missed.

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2795458, posted on August 21, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Cabinet Ministers Steve Ciobo and Michael Keenan advised the Prime Minister tonight that they would resign if he wanted them to, after revealing they had voted for Peter Dutton in today’s leadership ballot.

    The Australian understands that if Mr Dutton wins the leadership, threats have been made from moderates including Craig Laundy and Julie Bishop that they could resign from parliament and trigger a general election.

    Latest from the Oz. Notice the threat from Julie Bishop and Craig Laundry?

    That was as of last night.

  40. .

    Interesting to think if the redemption or annihilation (both good outcomes, the first is highly unlikely, we are guaranteed of neither) of the Liberals is best served by a change that lingers the suffering or a quicker deterioration under Viscount Wafflesworth McBligh.

  41. mh

    I wouldn’t go that far Candy. Steady on.

  42. Bushkid

    Dr Faustus
    #2796489, posted on August 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    The fairandfree petition to save Turnbull appears to have been taken down. Presumably too many instances of Bill Shorten, Lucy Turnbull, Tony Abbott, and A.N.R. Swipe

    GOLD!

    You’d think they’d have seen that coming though, surely. 🙂

  43. Habib

    Corpsey would have to be exorcised out of DFAT, she roosts upside down in the rafters there.

  44. Confused Old Misfit

    My next video is an epic adventure about a man cleaning out his shed.

    Oddly enough I was doing the same in my shop this arvo. I can’t recommend a magnet on a stick and a shop vac highly enough. Two essentials for the messy man!

  45. Gab

    The Australian understands that if Mr Dutton wins the leadership, threats have been made from moderates including Craig Laundy and Julie Bishop that they could resign from parliament and trigger a general election.

    Pissweak. Why aren’t they threatening to leave the country like any normal celebrity weirdo would do?

  46. .

    I don’t know Habibi, just goes to show how venomous some on the left are; that is disagreeing with a left wing and public wahmen is the same as initiation in a street gang of middle-aged suits, or something.

  47. JMH

    Will we need many tumbrils Rambler? Or just a skip to pick up the bits?

    Leave it for the crows, Calli.

  48. stackja

    2GB Ross Greenwood: meeting tonight MPs not going anywhere.

  49. Infidel Tiger

    To the point where La Bishop was threatening to resign from Parliament altogether, thus bringing on a general election, if Dutton won the spill.

    One of the safest Lib seats in the land. Wouldn’t matter a bit and we’d be rid of her.

  50. Craig Laundy and Julie Bishop that they could resign from parliament

    Please let her go.
    Please an immediate AFP escort from the ministerial office.

  51. Leigh Lowe

    This is delicious.
    I am staying up late.
    I want to see him cry like a Rudd.

  52. Gab

    Without the long trail on snot hanging from his nose though, LL.

  53. mh

    This is getting a bit like Rudd’s knifing. Only better.

  54. Leigh Lowe

    Craig Laundy and Julie Bishop that they could resign from parliament

    Good.
    Fuck off.
    Both of them.

  55. stackja

    Sharri Markson
    ‏Verified account @SharriMarkson
    1 minute ago
    A series of crisis meetings unfolding in Prime Minister’s office tonight with Julie Bishop, Christopher Pyne, Craig Laundy, Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann.

    Sharri Markson
    ‏Verified account @SharriMarkson
    12 minutes ago
    Dan Tehan: “I’ve not resigned and I will not vote against a sitting prime minister.”

  56. calli

    Snot is fine. A spontaneous nosebleed even better.

  57. Baldrick

    I still haven’t heard anything about why Dutton would be better than Trumble.

  58. candy

    I wouldn’t go that far Candy. Steady on.

    If it all turns to custard, mh, Dutton’s political career is written off, I think. How could he keep even on the backbench after causing such a ruckus? persona non grata. I think in any terms that is significant risk taking.

  59. cohenite

    Bolt’s going to learn Italian on account our recycling of PMs is world class.

  60. Geriatric Mayfly

    Miranda needs to get on the gear – some of that stuff the American Indians use to take you to an alternative reality.

    Mantasuka Thunderfuck is the go. Has an appropriate Red Indian touch to it.

  61. Leigh Lowe

    Gab
    #2796671, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    Without the long trail on snot hanging from his nose though, LL.

    A bouncing booger would be good, but not essential.

  62. DrBeauGan

    Leigh Lowe
    #2796670, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    This is delicious.
    I am staying up late.
    I want to see him cry like a Rudd.

    As long as it happens before the bottle-o closes.

  63. why Dutton would be better than Trumble.

    Who cares?
    I want Trumble’s ego battered and the Liberal Party destroyed.

  64. Leigh Lowe

    Baldrick
    #2796677, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:26 pm
    I still haven’t heard anything about why Dutton would be better than Trumble.

    Duh.
    Because he is not Trumble.

  65. Habib

    I still haven’t heard anything about why Dutton would be better than Trumble.

    He’s not Trumble?

  66. Empire 5:5

    If my missus sees that vid Arky, I’m in deep shit.

    I’m afraid I’ll have to report it as hate speech.

  67. Chris

    Corpsey would have to be exorcised out of DFAT, she roosts upside down in the rafters there.

    Gold

  68. Motelier

    Craig Laundy and Julie Bishop that they could resign from parliament

    Go ahead, make my day.

    I Furkin Derya.

  69. Infidel Tiger

    Sharri Markson
    Sharri Markson
    @SharriMarkson
    ·
    8m
    A series of crisis meetings unfolding in Prime Minister’s office tonight with Julie Bishop, Christopher Pyne, Craig Laundy, Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann.

    A brains trust without a brain.

  70. Chris

    Snot is fine. A spontaneous nosebleed even better.

    Watching the nosebleed after someone snots him one would be better still.

  71. Death Giraffe

    Someone who knows something about politics explain to me this “doing the numbers” business.
    What exactly changes between most of the useless shits voting for Turnbull, and tonight?
    How do those phone conversations go?
    “Yeah mate, we just need Matt “guitar” Murphy and Blue Lou and we’re getting them next”?
    What exactly makes a quarter if these jellyfish vote one way one day, and the opposite way the next?

  72. The ABC looks to be in da Nile.
    No one will depose the ABC anointed emperor.

  73. BrettW

    If Peter Dutton has a problem with his family trust involved with child care centres how come KRrudds wife’s very extensive Government income was not an issue ?

    Reminds me of the so called problem where an MP owned a small shopping centre which happened to rent space to a Post Office.

    What about any MP’s who are also into farms now benefitting from the $12,000 grant. There must be many more such cases. How about if you were Minster for Social Services and children on the dole when you put up the amount they receive ?

    Could be plenty more examples out there.

    All getting a bit silly.

    Go PD !

  74. stackja

    Alan Jones
    ‏Verified account
    @AlanJones
    So, the courageous Malcolm may not face reality. The political undertaker has arrived but Malcolm has locked himself up and won’t answer the door.
    No worries, the undertaker will still be there in the morning.
    #Auspol

  75. JMH

    Dan Tehan: “I’ve not resigned and I will not vote against a sitting prime minister.”

    This thing is Greentard personified.

  76. Leigh Lowe

    A series of crisis meetings unfolding in Prime Minister’s office tonight with Julie Bishop, Christopher Pyne, Craig Laundy, Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann.

    One grenade through that door would do a lot of good.

  77. .

    It is getting silly Brett. Cynically like IT says, no one will be eligible soon.

  78. Entropy

    To the point where La Bishop was threatening to resign from Parliament altogether, thus bringing on a general election, if Dutton won the spill.

    Must have that a Clinton Foundation job lined up already.

  79. egg_

    Craig Laundy and Julie Bishop that they could resign from parliament

    Laundry boy and Bitchops?

  80. Leigh Lowe

    Could be plenty more examples out there.

    Solar panel subsidies?

  81. Entropy

    Dan Tehan: “I’ve not resigned and I will not vote against a sitting prime minister.”

    Who?

  82. Baldrick

    He’s not Trumble?

    Yeah, I get that, but will be throw out the Paris Climate Ponzi?
    How’s he going to get the budget into surplus?
    What’s his position on Aboriginal Constitutional recognition?
    Will he blow-up the RET?

    Anyone know?

  83. egg_

    The ABC looks to be in da Nile.
    No one will depose the ABC anointed emperor.

    Mass confusion at Aunty HQ.
    Who will control the narrative?

  84. La Bishop was threatening to resign from Parliament altogether and fly out on her broom.

    What some people will do to avoid the ducking stool eh?

  85. P

    Philippa Martyr #2795994, posted on August 22, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Potential Greatness….
    Are we there yet??

    Getting close.
    That ship has sailed.
    And hit an iceberg.
    And caught fire.

    The band is now playing ‘Nearer My God to Thee’.

  86. stackja

    Alan Jones
    Verified account
    @AlanJones
    3 minutes ago
    The dwindling Turnbull supporters are racing for the life boats.
    Destination unknown.
    #Auspol

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    I love how globule worming keeps on blowing up party leaders.
    If Mal goes what does that make it? Six? Seven?
    All over a myth.

  88. stackja

    Alan Jones
    Verified account
    @AlanJones
    34 seconds ago
    The deadline for Malcolm to put the nation first and face the music is 8pm.
    He should at this time remember Amery’s call to the equally weak Neville Chamberlain, “Go. For God’s sake, go.”

  89. mh

    Baldrick, a great man once said “a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Just get Turnbull the fuck out of here”.

  90. JMH

    Yeah, I get that, but will be throw out the Paris Climate Ponzi?
    How’s he going to get the budget into surplus?
    What’s his position on Aboriginal Constitutional recognition?
    Will he blow-up the RET?

    Anyone know?

    Nope. We don’t – but has he had time to fully outline his modus?

  91. stackja

    Sharri Markson
    ‏Verified account @SharriMarkson
    2 minutes ago
    It is also incorrect that Mathias Cormann has resigned. He has not.

  92. H B Bear

    One of the safest Lib seats in the land. Wouldn’t matter a bit and we’d be rid of her.

    It does if the new PM loses a vote of no confidence on the floor of the House of Reps in the meantime. Can’t see even a malignant, entitled cockroach like the Performing Stick Insect pulling a stunt like that. Laundy the dopey trust fund kid probably has less at stake.

  93. Baldrick

    Baldrick, a great man once said “a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Just get Turnbull the fuck out of here”.

    So you’re happy to cheer on somebody who could be just like Trumble?
    Maybe better, maybe worse.

  94. egg_

    The dwindling Turnbull supporters are racing for the life boats.

    On the Titanic?
    Good luck!

  95. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    video is on bitchute so can’t post it directly
    TRUDEAU CONFRONTATION WITH QUEBEC WOMAN

  96. old bloke

    .
    #2796487, posted on August 22, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    The ten tribes of Israel is a valid theory?

    Then why the anti-cemitisim in Europe?

    Why is it so?

    Anti-Semitism certainly exists in Europe, but it lessens in degree the further west you go. The Israelite nations are on the Atlantic coast and Scandinavia, these are nations which generally (some exceptions) are supportive of Jooish people, and have given them refuge and assistance. Central and Eastern Europe are populated by different people who historically tend to be more anti-Jooish, they are primarily the descendants of Edomites (who also were displaced by the Assyrian exile), Assyrians and others.

    Anti-Semitism in the West tends to be “mild” compared to other places, for example, passing on an email joke about greedy Joos or such like. It also manifests in people saying “I don’t mind the Joos, but I won’t have that chap join my club”, or its modern equivalent, the BDS movement.

  97. Slayer of Memes

    Dan Tehan: “I’ve not resigned and I will not vote against a sitting prime minister.”

    Does any9ne remember which way he voted during Termite’s coup against Abbott??

  98. egg_

    It is also incorrect that Mathias Cormann has resigned. He has not.

    Unselfterminated?

  99. Baldrick

    Worse than Trumble? How?

    Exactly.

  100. John Constantine

    While bishop was flitting around London and paris, the islands of the pacific were abandoned to the chicoms.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pacific-debt-tonga-graphic/tonga-pm-fears-asset-seizures-as-pacific-debts-to-china-mount-idUSKBN1L10KM

    Pacific islands now begging the peoples liberation army to forgive their debts, because they can’t pay the money back.

    Australia isn’t next, but how does a trillion of debt and a trillion of unfunded liabilities and a trillion of buggered infrastructure ever just go away?.

  101. Baldrick

    Does any9ne remember which way he voted during Termite’s coup against Abbott??

    He was an AbbottBeast supporter.

  102. H B Bear

    Bwahahaaa. Apparently Nanna Hutchison had the Performing Stick Insect on ALPBC radio Perth and couldn’t put any of the texts to air because they were all so abusive.

    Usually it is just mine.

  103. candy

    Possibly just deciding if to go to early election and when, or can they squash Dutton.
    They are pretty much outed on trying to bring down Dutton with the child care subsidy issue. TA said as much.

  104. egg_

    While bishop was flitting around London and paris, the islands of the pacific were abandoned to the chicoms.

    Madam Lash flies over such sh1tholes enroute to Paris and London.

  105. Carbon Emitter

    Michael Smith News:

    The text of the letter being circulated for another spill: “Dear Prime Minister, We, the undersigned, request that you call a meeting of the Joint House Parliamentary Liberal Party, as soon as practicable, for the purpose of determining the leadership of the Party”[email protected]
    — Chris Uhlmann (@CUhlmann) August 22, 2018

  106. John Constantine

    “A recent Reuters analysis of the financial books of South Pacific island nations showed China’s lending programmes have gone from almost zero to over $1.3 billion currently outstanding in a decade.

    The relatively high debt burdens in the small economies has stoked fears the region risks falling into financial distress and becoming more susceptible to diplomatic pressure from Beijing.

    Despite holding little economic sway, each small Pacific state represents a vote at international forums such as the United Nations. They also control vast swathes of resource-rich ocean and access to the region holds strategic military significance”

    Australias vote cancelled out by any of these minnows that have been loan sharked by the chicoms.

  107. stackja

    2GB reports: 8PM deadline because of airport curfew.

  108. DrBeauGan

    Baldrick
    #2796726, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    Worse than Trumble? How?

    Exactly.

    Baldrick, I have no confidence in Dutton or anyone else in the liberal party. He may be a useless shit. But getting rid of Turnbull is progress..

  109. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #2796713, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I love how globule worming keeps on blowing up party leaders.
    If Mal goes what does that make it? Six? Seven?
    All over a myth.

    In Trumble’s case, it takes a special level of stupidity to don the same suicide vest twice.

  110. lotocoti

    Does anyone remember which way he voted …

    For TA.

  111. Leigh Lowe

    stackja

    #2796735, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    2GB reports: 8PM deadline because of airport curfew.

    Where are they going?
    Tomorrow is a sitting day.

  112. mh

    Ok, looks like Turnbull is digging in, like George Constanza when he got sacked.

    Be back later.

  113. Mother Lode

    I’m getting through a bottle of Jacob’s creek sparkling, but I’ve promised my bottle bloke to move up to genuine champagne as soon as Malcolm is gone.

    Pol Roger for me. Apparently Churchill’s favourite champers – although I will probably end up with the NV.

    I hope he gets dumped on Friday afternoon – I want to celebrate more on the weekend.

    Dickhead will probably screw that up too.

  114. Baldrick

    Baldrick, I have no confidence in Dutton or anyone else in the liberal party. He may be a useless shit. But getting rid of Turnbull is progress..

    Oh, I agree DrBG, but I think Malcolm should own the demise of the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party at the next election, not pass on the baton, begrudgingly to Dutton to take the can.

  115. Infidel Tiger

    Friday suits me too for Malfing.

    Have shit on tomorrow.

  116. Slayer of Memes

    Leigh Lowe

    #2796739, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    stackja

    #2796735, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    2GB reports: 8PM deadline because of airport curfew.

    Where are they going?
    Tomorrow is a sitting day.

    Well.the last plane out of Sydney is almost gone
    And its really got me worried
    We’re going nowhere
    And we’re in a hurray
    And the last plane out of Sydney’s almost gone…

    (Yes yes I know Canberra airport, but one does not desecrate the classics..)

  117. Leigh Lowe

    Pol Roger for me. Apparently Churchill’s favourite champers – although I will probably end up with the NV.

    Pole Roger is Chrissy Pahn’s favourite tipple too.

  118. stackja

    Leigh Lowe
    #2796739, posted on August 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Maybe some leaving early?

  119. JMH

    In Trumble’s case, it takes a special level of stupidity to don the same suicide vest twice.

    Perfect, Leigh Lowe.

  120. Old School Conservative

    I was in Turkey during the hung parliament mess.
    Leaving for Croatia on Friday.

    i.e. nothing will happen until Friday.

  121. Slayer of Memes

    It’s 8pm…

    Do you know where your PM is…??

  122. stackja

    Slayer of Memes
    #2796751, posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:01 pm
    It’s 8pm…

    Do you know where your PM is…??

    Hiding under a desk?

  123. Baldrick

    Slayer of Memes
    #2796751, posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:01 pm
    It’s 8pm…
    Do you know where your PM is…??

    Point Piper. Meanwhile, her husband is in his Canberra office.

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Do you know where your PM is…??

    Point Piper. Meanwhile, her husband is in his Canberra office.

    More truth in that than anyone will admit.

  125. Death Giraffe

    Saudi female activist faces beheading

    ..
    Surely the do it face down on the chopping block?

  126. John Constantine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78b67l_yxUc

    Their pynefilth sorting out the liberal party.

  127. Infidel Tiger

    Question.

    What is the process involved to scrap the RET?

  128. Gab

    Does any9ne remember which way he voted during Termite’s coup against Abbott??

    I posted the link upthread. Do you people not read anything I post? Ingrates!

  129. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wow. Titanic days ahead. Gab and Calli in fine fettle.
    The Cat’s the place to be at times like these.

  130. JMH

    IT, scrapping the RET has to front both houses as far as I know.

  131. Top Ender

    Richo saying on Sky that Abbott is the one the Libs should put in for success.

    Given Richo will be buried in a red box I reckon he’s trying to head Dutton off. He realises Dutton would be a formidable opponent and would guarantee a loss for Shorten.

  132. C.L.

    I think my Big Rump post has had an influence on this situation.

  133. Snoopy

    The legislation and regulations under which the RET scheme is administered are available via the following links:

    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Act 2010
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Large-scale Generation Shortfall Charge) Act 2000
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001

    Good luck.

  134. Steve trickler

    A Science Fiction blockbuster from 1902.



  135. Goanna

    Dutton goes on Melb radio to stir the Daniel Andrews African possum.
    He gets marks for that.

  136. None

    Notice the threat from Julie Bishop and Craig Laundry?

    Their resignation from parliament would be a huge win. You gotta start draining the swamp and I am happy they will be obliging.

  137. struth

    Ze Australian PM Iz hiding in ze bunker , blaming the failure of his generals to see his brilliance.

    However, picking up the proverbial pistol and pointing it at his career and shooting out the spotlight, can’t be done.
    He is a screeching narcissist.
    But as we are seeing, extremely weak and selfish to the point he will cause Australia even more harm rather than give up his position.
    Skeletor would hand Australia to communists rather than give away her tax payer funded hi jinx and world travel.

    This is the sickness of minds being exposed.
    Difficult to watch, unarmed.

  138. C.L.

    There has never been a more exciting time to be an Australian.

    This was pretty close, though:

  139. None

    Shorten will lose against anyone but Turnbull. OK he will be assured of a win against Julie Bishop too.

  140. Stimpson J. Cat

    RIP Robbie Rotten.

  141. None

    Is that Hitler movie vid still up? Can’t wait til some wag does a version with Turnbull in the bunker with all the pantswetters.

  142. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    China is debt-brokering the third world big time.
    Twenty-first century Colonialism. Likely to end in many places in tears.
    Meantime, as China buys the Pacific, Bishop squanders our largesse on useless projects.

  143. RobK

    What is the process involved to scrap the RET?
    I thought (but not certain) that the RET was the product of Clives flirtation with Al Gore. I thought it can be varied to 0% quite easily, just as it can be varied to any amount easily, hence it was snuck in without much fanfare.

  144. Stimpson J. Cat

    Saudi female activist faces beheading

    Fantastic that the Saudis are yet again leading the world in smashing that glass ceiling and giving women equal rights.

  145. None

    Ok, looks like Turnbull is digging in, like George Constanza when he got sacked.

    Of course he is. Turnbull will have to be blasted out. Which is going to make this one of the most spectacular spills ever. *gets popcorn*

  146. Snoopy

    Spare a thought for Turnbull. It’s going to be a long, lonely night.

  147. H B Bear

    Shorten will lose against anyone but Turnbull. OK he will be assured of a win against Julie Bishop too.

    The Performing Stick Insect ain’t bringing the base back.

  148. lotocoti

    Noice.
    But only if you could believe they truly believe.

    We must stand with the Australians who believe in smaller government, lower taxes and greater freedom – Menzies’ forgotten people.

  149. None

    mcgrath has resigned

    The McTernan Turnbull snake? Too bad how sad, hope the public also vote him out.

  150. Death Giraffe

    Icelandic actor Stefan Karl Stefansson, who played villian Robbie Rotten in children’s show LazyTown, has died age 43.

    ..
    I loved that show.
    If you were stuck home with a three years old that was as good as kid’s TV got.

  151. Geriatric Mayfly

    Your opinion Mr Trickler? Pic at The Oz site.

    Iran threatens US with 1950s jet
    A fighter jet unveiled by Iran’s president to battle US aggression has been ridiculed by defence experts as a decades-old recycled plane.

  152. George Custer Trumble: “Waddya reckon Friedburger, should we charge into that valley?”
    Friedburger: “Yeah Michael, go for it!”

  153. We have new dedicated Trumble thread.

    It will last for about 18hours.

  154. P

    mcgrath has resigned

    “This evening I met with the Prime Minister to insist my resignation be accepted, which it was.

    James McGrath’s letter of resignation is also on Facebook. It’s worth reading.

  155. lotocoti

    Spare a thought for Turnbull. It’s going to be a long, lonely night.

    Lucy will feed him a heroic dose of Imodium.

  156. calli

    C.L.
    #2796768, posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:19 pm
    I think my Big Rump post has had an influence on this situation.

    Lol. I don’t think Steve Trickler’s “Trip to the Moon” is a coincidence.

  157. No matter how this pans out. The Liberal party is now history.

    I can see either side of the party tolerating the other any longer.

  158. None

    The Australian
    ‏Verified account @australian
    28m28 minutes ago

    Mathias Cormann has told Malcolm Turnbull he has lost the support of his party room #auspol

  159. Infidel Tiger

    Imagine how Turnbull felt when he rolled Abbott and how he feels right now.

    Very rarely there is karma. Most xunts who deserve it never feel its cold embrace.

  160. Empire 5:5

    As bad as Tits Horten is, this dude is toxic.

    Jeremy Corbyn welcomed a group of notorious Islamic extremists to Parliament, including one who led a boycott of Holocaust Memorial Day and called for attacks on the Royal Navy, MailOnline can reveal.

    The meeting, which took place in the House of Lords just six months before Corbyn became Labour leader, included at least four of Britain’s most influential extremists.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6079695/Corbyn-met-group-Hamas-extremists-PARLIAMENT.html

  161. H B Bear

    New Leadership Challenge Forum thread. Now shoo. Go on piss off.

  162. Slayer of Memes
    #2796751, posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:01 pm
    It’s 8pm…

    Do you know where your PM is…??

    Nice one, Slayer. Anyone that has spent sometime in the States will have immediately got the references.

  163. Steve trickler

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2796791, posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:29 pm
    Your opinion Mr Trickler? Pic at The Oz site.

    Show everyone the pic.

  164. John Constantine

    What if turnbull just joins labor tonight?.

  165. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There has never been a more exciting time to be an Australian.

    This was pretty close, though:

    The Dismissal was far more fun – watching that egotistical great blancmange, Gough Whitlam get the pink slip was hilarious.

    Wasn’t until David Smith – the official who read out the notice of the Dismissal – wrote a book about it a few years later, that I discovered Whitlam had had the Speaker of the House, Gordon Scholes, write to the Queen, asking her to dismiss the Fraser caretaker Government, cancel the forthcoming elections, and re – install the Labor Government. The Queen wrote back to say it was an internal matter, to be settled under the relevant sections of the Australian Constitution.

  166. Infidel Tiger

    GREG BROWN
    24 MINUTES AGO | 8.14PM
    Greg Hunt says he still backs Turnbull
    Health Minister Greg Hunt claims Malcolm Turnbull still has his support.

    When confronted by media after an event at Parliament House, Mr Hunt said his position did not change since he pledged support for the Prime Minister this afternoon.

    “I’ve made a statement in question time today and my position has not changed,” Mr Hunt said.

    “The Prime Minister has my support.”

    Mr Hunt backed Peter Dutton in yesterday’s challenge and is expected to run as the former home affairs minister’s deputy.

    Mr Hunt said he did not know about a petition circulating parliament to bring on a partyroom meeting.

    “I haven’t seen anything and I haven’t signed anything and to this moment I’m not aware of it,” Mr Hunt said.

    Talk about misreading the room!

  167. Cpt Seahawks

    Ben Cousins is hyper vigilant and searching for something to run around after. We should give him a bag of gear and a speedboat and let him patrol the northern seas for people smuggling boats. He would replace 5 NAVY vessels. He probably could do it in a row boat.

  168. Bruce of Newcastle

    What is the process involved to scrap the RET?

    1. Pile up a big pile of coal up and over Parliament House.
    2. Light it.

  169. Empire 5:5

    Spare a thought for Turnbull. It’s going to be a long, lonely night

    I prayed that he suffers greatly and so ultimately acquires the essential trait of leadership which has eluded him – humility.

    All of our godly operators are busy right now. Please pray again later. We apologise for the inconvenience.

  170. egg_

    What’s the latest from TheirABC’s DPRK News service on Dear Leader?

    DPRK News Service
    ‏@DPRK_News
    Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un loves all animals.

    With Kimchi?

  171. Snoopy

    included at least four of Britain’s most influential extremists.

    Tommy Robinson?

  172. Bruce of Newcastle

    Jeremy Corbyn welcomed a group of notorious Islamic extremists to Parliament

    It also came out today that he snuck into Israel to meet up with Hamas operatives.

    Report: Corbyn Secretly Visited Israel to Meet Hamas Terrorists

    The then backbench MP allegedly broke Parliamentary rules by failing to declare the lobby group-funded visit, an 124 news report revealed. He was joined on the Middle East jaunt by fellow Labour MP Andrew Slaughter and Seumas Milne, now Mr. Corbyn’s director of communications and strategy.

    The visit took place from November 5-9, 2010, and was reported at the time by Palestinian Ma’an news agency.

    A half-sane MSM would be all over this guy, but for some reason he usually gets a free pass.

  173. Infidel Tiger

    Tommy Robinson?

    Count Dankula
    Nigel Farage
    Boris Johnson

  174. H B Bear

    Michael Smith has published the viewer numbers for Sky’s current affairs programs. They are on a par with a community radio station.

  175. H B Bear

    A half-sane MSM would be all over this guy, but for some reason he usually gets a free pass.

    The UK needs a dose of Corbyn too. Democracy good and hard.

  176. calli

    Good grief, Frank.

    I thought the lunar eclipse was last month.

  177. egg_

    Michael Smith has published the viewer numbers for Sky’s current affairs programs. They are on a par with a community radio station.

    Does some of the content get lifted for main News items, just like TheirABC?

  178. old bloke

    calli
    #2796852, posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Good grief, Frank.

    Agreed, that was completely unforgivable.

  179. Ubique

    Is Bill Shorten helping Trumble and Bishop barricade the door to the PM’s office?

  180. Geriatric Mayfly

    Your opinion Mr Trickler? Pic at The Oz site.
    Show everyone the pic.

    Wish I knew how. What do you take me for some sort of nerd?

  181. Death Giraffe

    Listen, C.L. and Frank.
    It isn’t clever.
    Anyone can post a picture of some bint with a huge arse.

  182. wivenhoe

    I thought the lunar eclipse was last month.

    Harsh, Buy fair.

  183. zyconoclast

    Pole Roger is Chrissy Pahn’s favourite tipple too.

    That would be Roger’s Pole

    FIFY

  184. Empire 5:5

    Goggle sued for tracking user location:

    “Short of chucking your phone into the river, shunning the internet, and learning to read paper maps again, there’s not much you can do to keep Google from collecting data about you,” CNN’s Heather Kelly wrote about the study Monday.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/21/google-lawsuit-tracking-users/

    Google is the clear winner on my browser at present with 19 tracker networks blocked. FB and Twitter holding 2nd and 3rd places.

  185. Empire 5:5

    Frank
    #2796829, posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Or perhaps a link that actually works.

    She couldn’t get away with that in Oz. The fuzz would ping her for not having flashing ambers, a motorcycle escort and the obligatory WIDE LOAD signage.

  186. Shy Ted

    PM Dutton’ first act will be to show the ABC that he meant it when he said “you’re dead to me”. Then he’ll negotiate with those he has to based on revealing their behaviour in Canberra if they don’t fall into line. And fall into line they will.

  187. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Or perhaps a link that actually works.

    “Bum like a brewer’s dray horse” was one of the more colorful expressions of the old Australia, now gone forever.

  188. Geriatric Mayfly

    How sweet it is. Always and every year. A bright August moon and the magpies carol the night away. These heralds bring good tidings that winter is on the run.

  189. Elle

    Good stuff, Arky. My mum, who recently passed away, never swore. The worst thing she said was “furken gherkin”. Love tbe gherkin!

  190. Death Giraffe

    Good on her Elle.

  191. Bruce in WA

    Steve trickler — that song is one of my favourites; I think it is a classic love song for its time.

    But I never envisaged it the way it was shown in that video clip. It was just wrong, with the brassy hooker (?).

    To me, it was always a song more of innocence; two lonely people looking for something and finding it in each other — a one-night chance to make love and lose their loneliness in each other’s arms — even if just for a little while, during the night.

    Well, that’s how I felt when I first heard it — and was stupidly in love with a girl who barely knew I existed.

    Anyway, thanks, Steve.

  192. feelthebern

    In real life I dont use profanity.
    I only swear at the Cat.

  193. struth

    To me, it was always a song more of innocence; two lonely people looking for something and finding it in each other — a one-night chance to make love and lose their loneliness in each other’s arms — even if just for a little while, during the night.

    Well, that’s how I felt when I first heard it — and was stupidly in love with a girl who barely knew I existed.

    Anyway, thanks, Steve.

    You old romantic.

    I’m almost teary, ya sentimental ol’ poppet!

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bob Seger classic.

  195. Elle

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha. Bless. Xx

  196. Bruce in WA

    You old romantic.

    I’m almost teary, ya sentimental ol’ poppet!

    Yes, yes I am … feeling very much that way tonight.

    I’ve given away one daughter and still have one to do so.

    But I just want them both to know and remember this:

  197. Bruce in WA

    But we grow older — as is only right — and the memories grow longer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTA2buWlNyM

    Hmmm … don’t think the glass of wine with the codeine tablet for my neck was a good idea …

    Night all

  198. Elle

    Beautiful, Bruce in WA! Tears for some of us, for a number of reason.

    Night night.

  199. Steve trickler

    Bruce in WA
    #2797005, posted on August 22, 2018 at 10:20 pm
    Steve trickler — that song is one of my favourites; I think it is a classic love song for its time.

    But I never envisaged it the way it was shown in that video clip. It was just wrong, with the brassy hooker (?).

    To me, it was always a song more of innocence; two lonely people looking for something and finding it in each other — a one-night chance to make love and lose their loneliness in each other’s arms — even if just for a little while, during the night.

    Well, that’s how I felt when I first heard it — and was stupidly in love with a girl who barely knew I existed.

    Anyway, thanks, Steve.

    G’day.

    Truth be told, i was thinking about Malcolm and today’s political fallout.

    Hence the lyrics from the song.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Well, that’s how I felt when I first heard it — and was stupidly in love with a girl who barely knew I existed.

    I had my modest suit declined all those years ago “I’m sorry, (Two Alpha) you’ll just be a farmer or a soldier somewhere.” (Nigel) is going on to University, and he’ll be an accountant, and he can give me what I want.”

    All those years later, when I saw the lady, “Nigel” was doing a hefty prison sentence for fraud and she was bringing up three children on her own. I said nothing…

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m not a Viet Nam veteran, nor have I ever claimed to be, but that’s a pretty evocative version, by Normie Rowe, of the Bob Seger song I posted to, earlier.

  202. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    25m
    If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!

    Hahaha! Perfect.

  203. struth

    My son is now engaged, Bruce of WA.

    My only son.
    The joy that I felt and the extra love for his fiance’ ran through me.
    I finally have a daughter.
    I’ve always wanted one.
    Of course she is not my actual daughter, but a daughter in law I can love.
    Obviously having only the one son, I had never experienced how I would feel upon this news.
    Surprising.
    You often heard the parents at weddings say things like we haven’t lost a daughter but gained a son, and I thought it to be a bit soppy.
    However, that’s how parents feel.
    I hope you also did about your daughter’s marriage.

  204. Crossie

    John Constantine
    #2796812, posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:38 pm
    What if turnbull just joins labor tonight?

    He’s been one of them all along. Showing Labor the NEG draft before his own MPs proves it.

  205. Steve trickler

    Chris
    #2797062, posted on August 22, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    That sound rings a bell. Very familiar



  206. Chris

    That sound rings a bell. Very familiar

    Nice – as a music parent I relate.

  207. Seco

    Whether Dutton, Turnbull or the Fairy Queen is PM it still doesn’t change the fact The Mincing Poodle is my local member.

  208. C.L.

    This is real: new abortion-flavoured icecream.

    NARAL offers abortion-themed ice cream.

    A Portland-based ice cream shop partnered with NARAL to create a controversial abortion-inspired ice cream flavor to “save Roe” from President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

    For a limited time, What’s The Scoop? customers can order a pint of “Rocky Roe v. Wade” for $9.50 to “help defend reproductive freedom,” according to a NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon fundraiser poster.

    As I’ve said before, it’s by no means morally certain that direct action against such organisations is uncomplicatedly illicit.

  209. Steve trickler

    It’s a good laugh.



    h/t Bush.

  210. Natural Instinct

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Aug 19
    The Failing New York Times wrote a story that made it seem like the White House Councel had TURNED on the President, when in fact it is just the opposite – & the two Fake reporters knew this. This is why the Fake News Media has become the Enemy of the People. So bad for America!

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Aug 19
    The failing @nytimes wrote a Fake piece today implying that because White House Councel Don McGahn was giving hours of testimony to the Special Councel, he must be a John Dean type “RAT.” But I allowed him and all others to testify – I didn’t have to. I have nothing to hide……

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Aug 18
    I allowed White House Counsel Don McGahn, and all other requested members of the White House Staff, to fully cooperate with the Special Counsel. In addition we readily gave over one million pages of documents. Most transparent in history. No Collusion, No Obstruction. Witch Hunt!

    Who writes the tweets, and why can’t he/she/they spell counsel consistently?
    Note: C and S are not that close on the keyboard

  211. Top Ender

    MacMalcolm, Act V.

    Meanwhile, at Castle Malcolm:

    (The three Weird Sisters, Lucy, Julie Bishop, and former General Morrison, are all in high heels and bikinis, circling the Cauldron, throwing handfuls of $50s into it.)

    The Weird Sisters are chanting spells over the cauldron: “Uggle buggle toil and trouble,
    Something wicked this way comes.”

    Malcolm (peering out through the curtains): “Luce, there’s a big D9 bulldozer being unloaded from a semi outside.”

    Lucy: “Hush Malcolm, all will be fine.”

    Malcolm: “Um, there’s a conga line of Libs with RPG launchers. They’re lining up, Luce, help…”

    BANG!

    The End.

  212. Tom

    All the Trump-hating Montyesque dullards among the White House press scum are furious that, no matter what the Mueller goose chase throws at the president’s underlings, they still can’t land a punch on him, while Sarah Sanders bats away the White House daily meeja hate fest with the greatest of ease and POTUS continues to bypass the press scum by talking directly to American voters via social media. At today’s briefing, there were only three genuine questions — on trade, interest rates and Venezuela. The rest — dozens and dozens — were attempted gotchas, mostly from feminazi scrags who are often shaking with rage as they spew their hatred of the alpha male with the gorgeous trophy wife they can’t control.

  213. Habib

    “An arse like two Boy Scouts fighting under a blanket”.

  214. DrBeauGan

    The rest — dozens and dozens — were attempted gotchas, mostly from feminazi scrags who are often shaking with rage as they spew their hatred of the alpha male with the gorgeous trophy wife they can’t control.

    Tom, we were too kind to silly women, letting them believe they could be ersatz men and run things. It’s not in their nature to be happy doing that. We should have smacked their bottoms, told them to behave and stopped pretending they are our equals. (And shagged them senseless as a reward for good behaviour.) This would also set a good example to the beta males.

  215. DrBeauGan

    This is why I have doubts about Makka’s little girl. She may very well have the brains to be an engineer. But will she be happy being one? Men are mostly happy making things, from model A fords to poems to companies. Women are designed to have babies, and are frequently unhappy until they have them. Pushing them into making bridges when they have a need to make babies might not be doing them a kindness.

  216. Nick

    Wishlist:
    Pyne, Turnbull, Bishop et al on the back benches
    The subs deal scuppered
    The ABC properly dealt with

  217. DrBeauGan

    Wishlist:
    Pyne, Turnbull, Bishop et al on the back benches hanged from lamp-posts.
    The subs deal scuppered
    The ABC properly dealt with in a way that involves boiling oil and sowing the earth with salt.

    Some minor amendments, Nick.

  218. Gary

    C.L.
    #2797105, posted on August 22, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    You and I have a differing view on abortion but are on the same page in the total disgust at the growing death cult surrounding it.

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