Wednesday Forum: October 17, 2018

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  1. Zatara

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials.

    Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment…

    First, if Mueller had anything damaging to Trump he’d release it before the mid-terms. Because if he holds it until after, and they lose bigly, the Dems will crucify him, possibly literally.

    Second, Mueller is an investigator, not God. He doesn’t “render judgement”, he provides findings and recommendations to the AG.

  2. I am bespoke

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2842247, posted on October 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    More often then not someone will come along and expresses my view far better then I could.
    Sometimes I forget that fact and get myself into trouble.

    Cheers

  3. mh

    Ben Garrison for me today, Tom.

  4. feelthebern

    The claim is that audio was transmitted by his Apple watch.
    Which could be a cover for bugging, of course.

    Which has been de-bunked already.
    Unless he had the wifi password for the embassy.
    If he had an apple watch with a sim it would not have worked.
    If you google that string of words, there are a 100 nerds who have already posted things on the interwebs.

  5. Tom

    One of the letter boxes offspring has been playing with my little guy. The pregnant letter box and her offspring turn up, I give a nod of acknowledgement, nothing, the dead eyes stare ahead.

    I don’t blame them for being stupid goat fuckers, but I do hold completely accountable the wrecker politicians that let them in.

    0% chance of assimilation, 1oo% chance of future jihad.

    I’m more optimistic than you, rickw: the goatfucking moozley welfare bludgers we’ve been furiously importing are low-IQ herd animals (because of the inbreeding) who had been relying on the Syria-Iraq caliphate’s beheadings and executions for inspiration.

    Mad Dog Mattis took only a few months to destroy IS’s greatest propaganda weapon and attacks on the West suddenly stopped about a year ago. They show no sign of resuming.

    Now that Barry Obama and his treasonous scum are out of power, the Washington DC swamp is being drained and the Australian left’s best efforts have failed to destroy the US alliance, we are once again able to cheapskate our international security from Uncle Sam (a.k.a. Trump’s America), even though we are a debt-ridden socialist basketcase that hates liberty and depends on the Chinese Communist Party for its properity.

    I share the apprehension that our security now depends on the reborn US Republican Party and Trump’s leadership. I worry what would happen in our jihadi-sleeper suburbs if the Demorats defeat Mike Pence in the 2024 presidential election, but the DNC is so hopeless at actual politics in a democracy that seems a long shot.

  6. OldOzzie

    How Trump’s Trade War Is Driving China Nuts

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping has reacted to American pressure with a level of desperation that is good for neither Washington nor Beijing.

    The headwinds heading China’s way are unmistakable, particularly with Trump threatening to up the tariff ante to $505 billion. In August, export growth weakened to just under 10 percent from the previous month—crisis levels for a trade-reliant developing nation. Fixed-asset investment has stalled, falling to a record low in August. And the latest purchasing managers’ data from the government and Caixin at right at the 50-point mark—just a small step from contraction.

    That’s unleashed a frantic push to keep China’s growth engine from crawling to a stop. Almost daily, Xi’s team rolls out new plans to cut taxes, boost business lending and ramp up infrastructure spending. Regulators are easing up on credit curbs and limits on property speculation. On Oct. 7, the central bank slashed the amount of cash lenders must set aside as reserves for the fourth time this year. It is as clear an admission as any that China’s 6.5 percent growth target is in trouble.

    Beijing is well aware of its plight—and the air of panic and paranoia is manifesting itself in bizarre ways.

    The disappearance of a beloved actress, the detention of an Interpol bigwig and the visa troubles of a Western journalist wouldn’t normally be big concerns for economists. But there’s nothing typical about the lengths to which China is going to fend off Trump’s escalating trade war.

  7. Zatara

    …. if Mueller had anything damaging to Trump he’d release it before the mid-terms. Because if he holds it until after, and they lose bigly, the Dems will crucify him, possibly literally.

    Oh, and if he had anything the Dems would sure as hell know it and would be screaming their lungs out for him to release it.

    So far…. crickets.

  8. OldOzzie

    It’s not OK to be white, croon to the Rolling Stones or sing about kung-fu fighting

    Cut & Paste

    It’s not OK to be white because of Nazis. Labor senator Penny Wong, October 16:

    (You can’t say ‘it’s OK to be white’ ­because this) … is a phrase created by white, right-wing extremist groups in the US … to help convert people to the cause of the neo-Nazis and … the Ku Klux Klan.

    What it’s not OK to sing, Maeve McDermott, USA Today, April 12:

    (It’s not OK to sing) Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas, 1974 … (because) its lyrics about “funky Chinamen from funky Chinatown” with stereotypically Asian-sounding last names isn’t exactly a nuanced appreciation of the culture. Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones, 1971 … the racism, misogyny and outright references to raping slaves make this a low point in the Stones’ discography. Under My Thumb by the Rolling Stones, 1966 … Another disgusting entry in the Stones’ songbook, the song … is an embarrassment for even existing. Ur So Gay by Katy Perry, 2007. Choice lyric: “I can’t believe I fell in love with someone that wears more makeup” … If Perry’s I Kissed A Girl was borderline gross for its exploitative take on same-sex experimentation, Ur So Gay crosses the line with its deeply immature … gay stereotypes, driven home by the use of the word as a slur …. Do They Know It’s Christmas? by the Band Aid choir, 1984 … Possibly the most culturally insensitive Christmas song of all time … a song that declares the entire continent of Africa is bereft of water, trees or joy.

    Is Pauline a white supremacist? The Today Show, Channel 9, yesterday:

    Host Karl Stefanovic: Are you a white supremacist?

    One Nation leader Pauline Hanson: Definitely not … It’s absolutely ridiculous to connect me with that … What I said is (about) the deplorable rise of racism towards the whites, white ­society … protecting Western civilisation, and it’s OK to be white. If I’d … said … it’s OK to be black, there wouldn’t have been one word about it … People out there are pushing this feeling … (of being) sorry for what the whites have done to people in this ­nation. I think it’s disgusting … We’re all Australians together. And I’m fed up with it and so is the majority of Australians … It’s like climate change. If you say anything about climate change or are anti their agenda, you are held down and criticised … People have a right to have an opinion and have a say. That’s what … Western civilisation gives us. If we don’t speak up against this they will actually suppress us. I won’t let it happen.

    Speaking of climate change, some Aussie finds dodgy data. Graham Lloyd, The Australian, October 15:

    Britain’s Met Office has welcomed an audit from Australian researcher John McLean that claims to have identified serious errors in its HadCRUT global temperature record. The audit said the … record, the main global temperature set used by climate models, showed exaggerated warming and was not fit for global studies. “The HadCRUT dataset is being constantly updated,” a Met ­office spokesman told The Australian. “Any actual errors identified will be dealt with in the next major update.’’

    What are they doing with the millions? Science blogger Jo Nova, joannenova.com.au, October 15:

    Finally, the Hadley Met Centre team have replied to Graham Lloyd regarding John McLean’s audit … they ­acknowledge his previous notifications were useful in 2016, and promise “any errors will be fixed in the next update”. That’s nice to know, but begs the question of why a PhD student working from home can find mistakes that the £226 million institute with 2100 employees could not.

  9. Baldrick

    TheirABC demands more women construction worker deaths:

    Women in construction: government can do more to shake up the ‘boys club’
    Construction is Australia’s third largest employer and most male-dominated sector.
    In 2016, men made up 88 per cent of the construction workforce: 99 per cent of construction tradespeople and 86 per cent of construction managers and professionals.

    Mmyess, the third largest employer and the third highest rate of worker fatalities, after transport and agriculture, also male dominated workforces.

    We need to close the construction worker fatality gender gap.

  10. feelthebern

    This should be the number one story in Australia today.

    A 34-year-old Victorian man has been charged with stealing more than $400,000 from about 200 disabled people in the first arrest of its kind under the landmark National Disability Insurance Scheme.

    From the Oz.
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/health/arrest-as-disabled-duped-of-400000/news-story/e75eefa686c294a1ae229e3de4fc590e

    Yes it is paywalled.

  11. ZK2A:

    Not even the most rogue elements of the Liberal Party could be so thick as to think they could get away with this one, surely?

    I can see MTs hand at work here.
    He and his bastard son don’t want the renewables scam to stop.
    Lucy wants to punish the Libs because ‘hate.’

  12. C.L.

    LOL.
    So Mueller is releasing his “findings” after the mid-terms.
    Nothing doing for Democrats, in other words.

  13. C.L.

    Why is Andrew Bolt obsessed with the death of Muslim Brotherhood terrorist Jamal Khashoggi?

  14. Rae

    mOnts, how’s the staph going? Or as you like to call it “Golden Staph”. Seems rather elitist.

    Staphylococcus aureus. Once you get it you never get rid if it. Foolish doctors tried to treat his staph cellulitis with tablets? Cephalexin tablets? Just made it worse. Intravenous Flucloxacillin should have been their first treatment. He needs a referral to a Specialist Biologist who can give him a letter saying so that can go on his hospital file. Then, when the next attack occurs, he should get to the ED asap and show them a copy of the letter.

  15. C.L.

    Elizabeth Warren situation inspiring some great memes …
    This at Ace’s.

  16. DrBeauGan

    C.L.
    #2842660, posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:32 am
    LOL.
    So Mueller is releasing his “findings” after the mid-terms.
    Nothing doing for Democrats, in other words.

    Poor m0nty.

  17. Death Giraffe

    Get some sleep you heathen fool.

  18. classical_hero

    I like how the renewable scam is rich people benefiting from the suffering of the poor.

  19. Zatara

    Why is Andrew Bolt obsessed with the death of Muslim Brotherhood terrorist Jamal Khashoggi?

    Excellent question. The US MSM is all over it as well and Trump is being pushed for comment and “action” on it. US sanctions are even being discussed for crying out loud.

    The dude was a Saudi citizen and offed in Turkey by the Saudi govt. How exactly is that anybody else’s business than the Turks and the Saudis?

  20. DrBeauGan

    C.L.
    #2842663, posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:35 am
    Elizabeth Warren situation inspiring some great memes …
    This at Ace’s.

    I saw it on the midweek in pictures, CL. But it was funny.

    Poor m0nty. He’s suffering in so many ways.

  21. Des Deskperson

    Kerryn Phelps has pulled out -no pun intended – of the Wentworth by-election, claiming she is disgusted at a dirty tricks campaign:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-17/wentworth-by-election-fake-email-claims-kerryn-phelps-has-hiv/10382406

    Very strange indeed!!

  22. So if a tree falls in the forest is that evil?

    Where do I say that a tree simply falling is a moral evil? I don’t even say it is a natural evil.

    There is nothing objective in the thing/act that is good or evil, it requires someone to label it.

    Unless you can set out what we mean by good or evil you aren’t in any position to say that there is nothing objective in nature that could be judged good or evil.

    We survive because we evolved with the conditions. Those that didn’t evolve have gone.

    Sure, but surviving or finding ways to survive, even flourish, does have all the hallmarks of what we mean by good. Survival, even flourishing, do seem to be good, and a very good thing, respectively. Acting in a manner contrary to your own flourishing does seem to be a bad thing given the type of thing I am, a human being, possibly even evil. The same holds true for other human beings. These are not my own projections onto the world. They reflect real objective facts.

    Is lightning evil?

    It can certainly cause evil but given that a lightning strike cannot intend the evil it may cause it is not evil per se.

  23. DrBeauGan

    Death Giraffe
    #2842665, posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:38 am
    Get some sleep you heathen fool.

    I would if I could, Death. But the dying kittens sound from my disease ridden pipes makes it impossible. I am trying to get drunk. That may help.

  24. OldOzzie

    Twitter: Comparing J#wish People to Pests We Exterminate Is Fine, but Making Fun of Leftists Will Get You Banned

    Twitter has crossed a very serious line in its bias today, and one that it will have to work very hard to backtrack on.

    For setup, on Tuesday, Minister Louis Farrakhan posted a video of himself comparing the Je#wish people to termites.

    I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4

    — MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018

    What Farrakhan did was essentially post a video where he thanked the J#wish people for their “stupidity” in elevating him to international fame, then proceeded to compare them to a pest that we exterminate from our homes.

    Cries naturally went up as this is a clear violation of Twitter’s rules which include a rule about targeting a religious group for hate:

    Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. Read more about our hateful conduct policy.

    According to Joe Bernstein of BuzzFeed News, Twitter has analyzed Farrakhan’s tweet and found no problems with it.

    Just in from a @Twitter spokesperson: Louis Farrakhan’s tweet comparing J#ws to termites is not in violation of the company’s policies. The policy on dehumanizing language has not yet been implemented.

    So if you want to compare J#ws to rats/insects – get it in while you can!

    — Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) October 17, 2018

    So the rule is that you can attack J#wish people and compare them to pests worth exterminating all you want.

  25. Des Deskperson

    D’oh sorry, she hasn’t pulled out, a fake email claims she has.

  26. OldOzzie

    Twitter: Comparing J#wish People to Pests We Exterminate Is Fine, but Making Fun of Leftists Will Get You Banned

    Twitter has crossed a very serious line in its bias today, and one that it will have to work very hard to backtrack on.

    For setup, on Tuesday, Minister Louis Farrakhan posted a video of himself comparing the J#wish people to termites.

    I’m not an anti-S#mite. I’m anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4

    — MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018

    What Farrakhan did was essentially post a video where he thanked the J#wish people for their “stupidity” in elevating him to international fame, then proceeded to compare them to a pest that we exterminate from our homes.

    Cries naturally went up as this is a clear violation of Twitter’s rules which include a rule about targeting a religious group for hate:

    Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. Read more about our hateful conduct policy.

    According to Joe Bernstein of BuzzFeed News, Twitter has analyzed Farrakhan’s tweet and found no problems with it.

    Just in from a @Twitter spokesperson: Louis Farrakhan’s tweet comparing J#ws to termites is not in violation of the company’s policies. The policy on dehumanizing language has not yet been implemented.

    So if you want to compare J#ws to rats/insects – get it in while you can!

    — Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) October 17, 2018

    So the rule is that you can attack J#wish people and compare them to pests worth exterminating all you want.

  27. OldOzzie

    Twitter: Comparing J#wish People to Pests We Exterminate Is Fine, but Making Fun of Leftists Will Get You Banned

    Twitter has crossed a very serious line in its bias today, and one that it will have to work very hard to backtrack on.

    For setup, on Tuesday, Minister Louis Farrakhan posted a video of himself comparing the J#wish people to termites.

    I’m not an anti-S#mite. I’m anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4

    — MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018

    What Farrakhan did was essentially post a video where he thanked the J#wish people for their “stupidity” in elevating him to international fame, then proceeded to compare them to a pest that we exterminate from our homes.

    Cries naturally went up as this is a clear violation of Twitter’s rules which include a rule about targeting a religious group for hate:

    Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. Read more about our hateful conduct policy.

    According to Joe Bernstein of BuzzFeed News, Twitter has analyzed Farrakhan’s tweet and found no problems with it.

    Just in from a @Twitter spokesperson: Louis Farrakhan’s tweet comparing J#ws to termites is not in violation of the company’s policies. The policy on dehumanizing language has not yet been implemented.

    So if you want to compare J#ws to rats/insects – get it in while you can!

    — Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) October 17, 2018

    So the rule is that you can attack J#wish people and compare them to pests worth exterminating all you want.

  28. Myrddin Seren

    ‘Talking my own theory’ alert here. Scroll by as you see fit:

    In recent discussions on the Tech Age Robber Barons deplatforming conservative types on Spacechook, Twitter, Youtube etc the easy option has been to label The Zuke, #Jack and the Indian [email protected] as some sorts of Silicon Valley Monty Burns’s – pressing delete on various right-of-centre accounts and muttering ‘Excellent. Now send me some more accounts to delete, Smithers !’

    Except these businesses are too big for that level of micromanagement. Whatever their personal politics, the Tech Robber Barons have to keep the clicks and cash coming in.

    So my totally unsupported theory of their organisations is that there is a barely concealed insurgency going on within the companies by the hard Left tech activists pretending to be employees – which the companies dare not confront for fear that protests erupt, services disrupted and the share price tanks.

    And voila – here is the first hint I have seen that supports the theory:

    Former Facebook engineer who railed against liberal culture explains why he quit

    Brian Amerige, whose last day at Facebook was Friday, told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that “you can’t have conversations about … anything that’s a tenet of the social justice ideology, effectively, without being attacked personally.” He added that the company’s recent policy cracking down on so-called hate speech was a particularly sensitive topic.

    “You can’t even have conversations about that policy inside the company without having your character attacked — and I’ve experienced this personally — without being called a sexist or a racist or a transphobe or an Islamophobe,” said Amerige.

    he said rank-and-file, left-leaning employees did not share his concerns.

    “The real concerning thing that’s happening here is that even though this is a minority of employees in the company, unfortunately, I’m not sure that Facebook leadership knows how to push back against them,” Amerige said. “They’re unbelievably belligerent, demanding and hostile not just toward other employees, but toward Facebook leadership directly.”

    In a political sense, these businesses are under control as much as a CMMFEU government building site in Melbournabad is controlled by the contractor. Which is – not much.

    ( via Drudge ).

  29. Tel

    If he had an apple watch with a sim it would not have worked.

    Come on guys, what does the sim card connect to?

  30. OldOzzie

    Can’t post link to above as obviously banned word in link – see redstate.com

  31. Bruce of Newcastle

    the dying kittens sound from my disease ridden pipes makes it impossible

    My white-faced herons are like that. When they gurgle lovingly to each other they’re like two terminal pneumonia patients.

  32. LNP insider

    Sorry for being absent. My information on the Nats is pretty blinded by my Queensland links. They are nearly uniformily behind Joyce apart from O’Dowd. Pitt is playing both sides. He agitated for the first change but now expresses doubts about it. Littleproud us a Joyce man but may not go with it just to help his own post election advancementm

    I’m unsure of the numbers south of the border.

    I have lots of tidbits on the state situation about preselection rumblings, abortion, the leadership etc

  33. DrBeauGan

    My white-faced herons are like that. When they gurgle lovingly to each other they’re like two terminal pneumonia patients.

    At least they are used to it.

    I hardly ever get bronchial infections. My bronchial tract is so full of tobacco grot that no self-respecting bug would consider living in it.

  34. Roger

    The dude was a Saudi citizen and offed in Turkey by the Saudi govt. How exactly is that anybody else’s business than the Turks and the Saudis?

    He was a US resident, a WaPo columnist & a critic of the Crown Prince.

    Join the dots and you’ll get a picture of Trump.

  35. Senile Old Guy

    But third-place finisher Wagner led the criticism against McKinnon’s participation in the championships. “I was the 3rd place rider. It’s definitely NOT fair,” Wagner tweeted in response to controversial British commentator Katie Hopkins. Others on social media accused McKinnon of cheating, claiming her competing is unfair to cisgender women.

    Of course, it is not fair. And “cisgender women” = “normal women”.

    In an article in USA Today in January, she argued her competing is not a question of athletic advantage, but one of human rights. “We cannot have a woman legally recognised as a trans woman in society, and not be recognised that way in sports,” McKinnon was quoted as saying. “Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue. We shouldn’t be worried about trans people taking over the Olympics. We should be worried about their fairness and human rights instead.”

    Focussing on “performance advantage” in a race is “largely irrelevant”. A race is entirely about performance. But sporting contents have become yet another battlefield transsexual politics.

  36. Roger

    “We cannot have a woman legally recognised as a trans woman in society, and not be recognised that way in sports”

    Pass the popcorn.

    This is going to be epic.

  37. OldOzzie

    Malcolm Turnbull refuses pleas to support Libs’ Wentworth candidate – Sharri Markson


    MALCOLM Turnbull has refused desperate entreaties from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and senior Cabinet ministers to step in and express support for Wentworth by-election candidate Dave Sharma in the campaign’s final days.

    As the Liberal Party has grown increasingly panicked about their ability to hold on to the safe Liberal seat, Mr Morrison, Christopher Pyne and senior party figures, have pleaded with Mr Turnbull, who held it since 2004, to express public support for Mr Sharma, such as writing a letter to voters.

    To their immense frustration, Mr Turnbull has refused to assist and is understood to have argued that his involvement would be a distraction that would harm, ­rather than help, Mr Sharma.

    His view is that it would ­remind voters about his removal as prime minister.

    The Daily Telegraph understands Mr Turnbull said if he was going to write a letter of support for Mr Sharma he would have to include the fact that he was cut down by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

    Instead, the former prime minister left New York yesterday for an additional few days of holiday.

    Senior Liberals say his destination is likely to be in Singapore where his son Alex lives, before his return to Sydney on Monday, when Saturday’s by-election will be done and dusted.

    Since he became prime minister, Mr Morrison has been in frequent contact with Mr Turnbull and was among those who asked him to help out in Wentworth, which remains crucial for a governing majority.

    A spokesman for the Prime Minister said: “No comment.”

    Mr Pyne, the Defence Minister and an ally to the former PM, rang Mr Turnbull on Tuesday to ask him to help the campaign.

    Mr Pyne did not want to comment on the nature of his private conversations but said Mr Turnbull did not support his son Alex’s position that voters should kick out the Liberals.

    “Malcolm wants Dave Sharma to win Wentworth because he will be a future cabinet minister in Government,” Mr Pyne said.

    Senior Liberal strategists insist Wentworth is likely to fall to high-profile independent candidate, Dr Kerryn Phelps.

    They say misleading media ­reports that the government wanted to give schools the right to expel gay students along with a video spray by Alex Turnbull have both been devastating for the Liberal campaign.

    Former foreign minister Julie Bishop did not help with the Wentworth campaign until a visit to the eastern suburbs seat on Sunday. She has recorded a robo-call supporting Mr Sharma that the party originally had hoped Mr Turnbull would record.

    When his former colleagues implored him to help, Mr Turnbull expressed his position that he is not in public life anymore and the more he is in the media, the worse it is for Mr Sharma.

    However, he insisted to them that he did not support his son’s intervention in the campaign.

    Apart from posting a video, Alex Turnbull has sent tweets urging Wentworth voters to ­protest the overthrow of his ­father along with the Liberal Party’s climate change policies by casting a protest vote at the ­by-election.

    Yesterday Alex urged support for Dr Phelps and the Greens above Mr Sharma.

  38. mh

    And we know why Alex Jones and Infowars are permanently banned from Twitter.

    Nothing to do with ‘hate’, everything to do with politics.

  39. Arky, hell of a job pushing the ethics angle last night. You are correct. If someone is telling you that good and evil are not objective features of the world then they are arguing that ethics is bunk without realizing it. How anyone could be ‘ethical’ if good and evil are not objective features of the world is indeed a conundrum. Whether or not you could be an atheist and nevertheless think that good and evil are objective features of the world is a separate question. An atheist that believed in formal and final causes, a modern sort of Aristotelian, for instance, could believe in the objectivity of ethics without necessarily believing in God, but someone that doesn’t believe in formal and final causes, a Humean or utilitarian, for instance, could not.

  40. Anon Mahnà

    Join the dots and you’ll get a picture of Trump.

    Exactly. I already knew this from detuning the TV between stations, recording the resultant whitish noise, playing that backwards, and hearing the clear message: “Donald Trump is evil and finds a way to kill, by remote control, propagandists of the Muslim Brotherhood pretending to be journalists. Furthermore, Man-Made Global Warming is real! Really, really real, but Trump does not believe in Global Warming, which is real, and that proves that Donald Trump is evil…”.

  41. OldOzzie

    Voting in the dark carries some risks
    Editorial, The Daily Telegraph

    In the cases of political candidates who are not personally well-known, their party affiliation generally gives a reasonable guide to whatever views they may hold and the direction they will vote in parliament if elected.

    A Liberal candidate, for example, can be expected to follow the established policies of his or her party. This also applies to candidates for the Nationals, Labor and the Greens.

    But independent candidates, even if they have a relatively high profile, are another matter. Often, there is no way of telling which way they will vote and what policies they will pursue until after they are elected.

    Sometimes expectations in this regard are confounded. In 2010, independent candidates Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott were both elected as MPs by their broadly conservative seats. When the time came for the pair to nominate which side they would support following that year’s fiendishly close election, however, they went against the views of majorities within their conservative-leaning electorates. Both Windsor and Oakeshott eventually sided with Julia Gillard’s Labor Party.

    Their move ushered in one of the more clumsy and chaotic governments in recent Australian history. And then, rather than face the judgment of their respective electorates in the 2013 vote, both men quit prior to polling day.

    They did no good for the cause of independent candidates, a topic again of ­intense interest as Dr Kerryn Phelps leads in recent polls ahead of Saturday’s crucial Wentworth by-election.

    Phelps is a nationally known figure, and is particularly well-known throughout Sydney.

    Yet her politics — and the likely ways she will vote if elected — can only be guessed at.

    It could well be that Phelps, a very successful and hardworking ­individual, is intensely pro-business on some issues. It could also be that Phelps would share views in common with the Greens on other issues. The point is, voters in Wentworth do not really know.

    It is all very well to vote on general impressions — and, being personable and warm, Phelps is a clear winner in that arena — but those qualities are no guide to parliamentary or political behaviour.

    If Liberal Dave Sharma or Labor’s Tim Murray prevail on Saturday, voters will know how our parliament will be configured.

    If Phelps succeeds, the conflict over Wentworth may only be beginning.

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Noongar people on brink of $1.3bn deal

    Paige Taylor
    WA Bureau Chief
    @paigeataylor
    11:00PM October 17, 2018
    3 Comments

    A sweeping land and cash deal with the Noongar people of Western Australia, described by Warren Mundine in 2016 as a virtual treaty, has reached its final legal hurdle after two decades of negotiations and court battles.

    WA Treasurer and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt yesterday welcomed the decision of the National Native Title Tribunal to register what he considers the most significant native title settlement in Australia. Like Mr Mundine, Mr Wyatt believes the deal is a treaty in all but name.

    The package is estimated to be worth $1.3 billion and comprises $720 million in cash over 12 years and 320,000ha of land across the lower third of the state where the Noongar people are traditional owners. A portion of the money — $120m — will be distributed to six regional Aboriginal corporations at a rate of $10m a year for 12 years to pay for administration and economic development projects associated with the land in the deal.

    The government expects the corporations could enter partnerships with real estate developers to create housing estates.

    The largest portion of the cash — $600m — will be deposited at a rate of $50m a year into a perpetual trust. The principal sum will grow in line with the CPI and can never be touched but after 12 years, the six regional Aboriginal corporations are expected to run themselves and their programs using money the trust generates.

    Mr Wyatt said there was enormous potential for Noongar people to create jobs and industry as a result of the deal, as indigenous people in Canada and North America had done after striking deals that allowed them to become corporate caterers and players in the oil and gas sector.

    From the Oz. 1.3 billion dollars should make the Noongar peoples totally self supporting, with no need for sit – down money, shouldn’t it?

  43. candy

    Sorry for being absent. My information on the Nats is pretty blinded by my Queensland links.
    I was wondering where you have been, LNP insider.

    My thoughts are that Barnaby, despite everything and acting like a rascal at times, still is a popular bloke because he cuts through, speaks directly and gets the headlines which is important these days. He still is the face of rural Australia perhaps?

  44. None

    As to who goes to heaven: Iv always been perplexed at the notion that anyone can go if they repent regardless of what they did on earth.

    Bespoke: no one deserves to be in heaven (= where God is). Not even you. God graciously allows that possibility by taking on our justly deserved punishment and reconciling us to himself. People find his grace the biggest stumbling block because his grace leaves them legless: it doesn’t allow for self pity or pride on their part. His grace humbles us and leaves us all equal before him.

    But there’s another aspect too: how can a finite mortal human being see the invisible infinite god who created snd sustains the universe? Who could withstand his power? Or as the Bible expresses it: can anyone see God and live?

    As to your first point. You are not in a position to know that your reaction is justified. You have no way known for example to know what I’m thinking right now. Part of the reason why you are perplexed about heaven is related to this.

  45. Roger

    Since he became prime minister, Mr Morrison has been in frequent contact with Mr Turnbull…

    When someone leans on Morrison, he bears their impression indelibly.

    What a pathetic excuse for a leader.

  46. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Just skimming back but not right up with all that was said, but I’d like to add that I’m very much a Lizzie fan.
    We note the term diversity is used by the left, as if what they are doing is practicing it.

    Their’s is selective, and forced diversity.
    It is segregated diversity.
    In times past, it would have been called playing god.

    Just like Hitler.
    .

    When I first started commenting here, and like a few others, believed Hitler was a socialist, we got a lot of push back from right wingers, brainwashed into believing Hitler was extreme right wing.
    Even with Nazi meaning National SOCIALIST worker’s party.

    If we look at these points so absolutely obvious today, we see whether it’s Hitler’s national socialism, or the UN’s global socialism, it’s still just the mental sickness of socialism.

    How thick do you have to be as a right winger to be surprised that anti Semitism comes from the left.

    It always has.
    Always.

    Once you rid yourself of the complete bullshit that a National SOCIALIST was a right winger, everything is as we expect it to be.

    The Socialists are dividing by race, and calling this divisive social engineering “diversity”
    Blaming a particular race for the world’s problems, who are spookily connected to da Jooos!

    Complete racists absolutely consumed by it.

    Shutting down opposition by using fear.
    Violent fascist brown shirts in the streets, now dressed in black.

    The belief that as the superior beings the end justifies the violent means.
    Their hatred of Christianity and any other religion that may threaten the government.

    Their affinity with the Arab world and support for a religion that wants Jooos wiped from the earth.

    An understanding that they’ll need to brainwash the Hitler youth, now the UN youth.

    Hitler was, during all of ww2 known as a socialist but, what destruction and death much of socialism has caused the world, has been able to be hidden behind their iron curtains.
    They couldn’t hide Hitler.
    He was out there , loud and proud, not just killing inside his borders but intent, as socialists are, of taking over the world, militarily.
    They have now realised they can’t win like this, so are now intending do it institutionally.
    As completely defeated and failed they had no choice but to fiercely disown him.
    They kicked him to our side, they jumped on a description of him by Stalin as being right wing in the socialist spectrum, but that’s still a socialist.
    So he didn’t own the means of production.
    He still controlled the means of production.

    It is the greatest lie of our times, that Hitler was right wing,and we still turn on the television in 2018 and see dumb right wingers confused by it, such was it’s success as propaganda for the left.
    They can’t win the argument until they cross this bridge.

    If we want to destroy the left we must make them own Hitler again, or else they will repeat Hitler again.
    And they will repeat Stalin, and Mao, and………..

    The world can see them now for what they , and this is really brought on by Trump.
    They’re angry people and full of hatred.
    Trump is pouring salt into their brainwashed wounds and exposing them.
    They are acting like Nazis more and more every day, enraged with hatred and exposing themselves.
    This is where we may win again.
    They can’t win institutionally without stealth.
    When provoked they, as to be expected, are as stealthy as a gestapo Joow round up squad.
    AS EXPECTED.
    Let us know our enemy.
    They Lie.
    They act like Nazis, who acted like the socialists they were, and like the socialists of today.

    It wasn’t the “National” part of Nazi that was the problem.
    It was and again is the Socialism of the Nazis.

  47. None

    Candy, Peter Campion expressed it quite well yesterday or the day before. Why are you going to sit with some non descript when you have someone in your aunt who like Madonna is recognised by his first name only. Barbie is the National”s best retail politician just like Tony Abbott is the Liberal’s best retail politician. They have both made mistakes but neither can be accused of lack of passion or lack of patriotism or even lack of policy.

  48. feelthebern

    FMD
    Please not another thread hijacked by Hitler/Socialist/etc etc…

  49. None

    When someone leans on Morrison, he bears their impression indelibly.

    Thiis encapsulates Morrison just so well. Another shape shifter.

  50. None

    Try again:
    Candy, Peter Campion expressed it quite well yesterday or the day before. Why are you going to sit with some non descript when you have someone in your ranks who like Madonna is recognised by his first name only? Barnaby is the National’s best retail politician just like Tony Abbott is the Liberal’s best retail politician. They have both made mistakes but neither can be accused of lack of passion or lack of patriotism or even lack of policy.

  51. OldOzzie

    Daily Telegraph – Andrew Bolt: Wentworth poll panic makes Liberals look weak

    THE Liberals are so panicked about losing Malcolm Turnbull’s former seat on Saturday that they’ve made their weakness embarrassingly clear. The party no longer knows what it stands for and faces utter destruction.

    Internal polling reportedly shows the Liberals will lose this weekend’s by-election in Wentworth — a result that would cost the government its one-seat majority and destroy the honeymoon of new Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

    That polling claims Left-wing independent Kerryn Phelps will smash the Liberals’ Dave Sharma by 55 per cent to 45, after preferences.

    That seems an exaggeration, but the Liberals will be humiliated even if they lose Wentworth by a whisker, given Turnbull last won it by a margin of 17.8 per cent.

    To lose now by any margin would prove the Liberals have campaigned hopelessly since dumping Turnbull as prime minister two months ago.

    Blame that in part on Turnbull and his furious family. Turnbull, sulking in New York, refuses to even send a tweet to help Sharma win; his daughter attacked the Liberals for lacking “strong female role models” and his son urged Wentworth voters to punish the Liberals for not doing more about global warming.

    But in the end the Liberals would have only themselves to blame and not just for being so ideologically clueless as to have made Turnbull, a man of the Left, the leader of a party of the Right.

    Yes, Morrison has done a great job at selling himself since replacing Turnbull, but he hasn’t yet sold his party. The Liberals still lag Labor in every poll.

    Morrison’s failing is that even before this week it was impossible to work out what policies he’d really fight for. Sure, we know he is a devout Christian and wants us to “love all Australians”, as he said in his waffling Menzies Research Institute speech.

    But he was never a policy wonk or visionary. He is a machine man — a former state director of the NSW Liberal party — and this week cruelly exposed the danger of having a leader to whom “ideology” is a dirty word.

    Freaking over Wentworth, Morrison on Tuesday suddenly announced he could shift our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capital, Jerusalem.

    Morrison’s decision is clearly the right one. Most countries keep their embassies out of Jerusalem to force Israel to cave in to the Palestinians, but West Jerusalem will always be Israeli under any peace deal and the Palestinians should not be rewarded for endlessly holding out for more.

    And forget Labor’s outrage. One reason Labor opposes moving the embassy is that it must please the huge Muslim minorities of up to 20 per cent in its seats in Sydney’s west.

    The real problem is Morrison’s motive. He’s obviously making a desperate pitch for the votes of the Jews who make up 12.5 per cent of Wentworth’s population.

    Morrison is driven by self-interest, not conviction. Indeed, his conversion to the cause is so recent and so rushed that he promised only to “consider” moving our embassy until he’d thought it through.

    Likewise with his other policy switch this week — saying he’d consider sending 150 illegal immigrants on Nauru to New Zealand.

    Morrison was the immigration minister who’d boasted he’d stopped the boats. Now he’s softening, apparently to appease voters in a rich Liberal seat that leans Left.

    But it got worse. On Tuesday, Liberal senators voted “yes” to a Pauline Hanson motion acknowledging it was “OK to be white”.

    That’s fine, if you really want to make a pugnacious point about the hypocrisy of the “anti-racist” movement and the intolerance of our language police.

    But the next day Morrison and his Attorney-General blamed the decision on an “administrative error” and forced their senators to reverse their votes.

    Had Morrison acted from principle, or from sheer fear that the Liberals would be branded the friends of neo-Nazis just before Jews voted in Wentworth?

    It was the same yes-but-no last week when Morrison was undermined by the leaking of a government report on religious freedom.

    On Wednesday, he defended the right of religious schools to ban gay children but, on Friday, he said it was actually so bad that he’d ban the bans.

    So how can anyone work out what Morrison would fight for?

    Yes, Labor on such issues — Israel, religious freedom, free speech, identity politics — is very much worse and a real menace.

    Morrison must keep pointing that out, but will voters take him seriously when he’s as likely to surrender as to fight?

  52. OldOzzie

    Wentworth poll panic makes Liberals look weak – Daily Telegraph – Andrew Bolt:

    THE Liberals are so panicked about losing Malcolm Turnbull’s former seat on Saturday that they’ve made their weakness embarrassingly clear. The party no longer knows what it stands for and faces utter destruction.

    Internal polling reportedly shows the Liberals will lose this weekend’s by-election in Wentworth — a result that would cost the government its one-seat majority and destroy the honeymoon of new Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

    That polling claims Left-wing independent Kerryn Phelps will smash the Liberals’ Dave Sharma by 55 per cent to 45, after preferences.

    That seems an exaggeration, but the Liberals will be humiliated even if they lose Wentworth by a whisker, given Turnbull last won it by a margin of 17.8 per cent.

    To lose now by any margin would prove the Liberals have campaigned hopelessly since dumping Turnbull as prime minister two months ago.

    Blame that in part on Turnbull and his furious family. Turnbull, sulking in New York, refuses to even send a tweet to help Sharma win; his daughter attacked the Liberals for lacking “strong female role models” and his son urged Wentworth voters to punish the Liberals for not doing more about global warming.

    But in the end the Liberals would have only themselves to blame and not just for being so ideologically clueless as to have made Turnbull, a man of the Left, the leader of a party of the Right.

    Yes, Morrison has done a great job at selling himself since replacing Turnbull, but he hasn’t yet sold his party. The Liberals still lag Labor in every poll.

    Morrison’s failing is that even before this week it was impossible to work out what policies he’d really fight for. Sure, we know he is a devout Christian and wants us to “love all Australians”, as he said in his waffling Menzies Research Institute speech.

    But he was never a policy wonk or visionary. He is a machine man — a former state director of the NSW Liberal party — and this week cruelly exposed the danger of having a leader to whom “ideology” is a dirty word.

    Freaking over Wentworth, Morrison on Tuesday suddenly announced he could shift our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capital, Jerusalem.

    Morrison’s decision is clearly the right one. Most countries keep their embassies out of Jerusalem to force Israel to cave in to the Palestinians, but West Jerusalem will always be Israeli under any peace deal and the Palestinians should not be rewarded for endlessly holding out for more.

    And forget Labor’s outrage. One reason Labor opposes moving the embassy is that it must please the huge Muslim minorities of up to 20 per cent in its seats in Sydney’s west.

    The real problem is Morrison’s motive. He’s obviously making a desperate pitch for the votes of the Jews who make up 12.5 per cent of Wentworth’s population.

    Morrison is driven by self-interest, not conviction. Indeed, his conversion to the cause is so recent and so rushed that he promised only to “consider” moving our embassy until he’d thought it through.

    Likewise with his other policy switch this week — saying he’d consider sending 150 illegal immigrants on Nauru to New Zealand.

    Morrison was the immigration minister who’d boasted he’d stopped the boats. Now he’s softening, apparently to appease voters in a rich Liberal seat that leans Left.

    But it got worse. On Tuesday, Liberal senators voted “yes” to a Pauline Hanson motion acknowledging it was “OK to be white”.

    That’s fine, if you really want to make a pugnacious point about the hypocrisy of the “anti-racist” movement and the intolerance of our language police.

    But the next day Morrison and his Attorney-General blamed the decision on an “administrative error” and forced their senators to reverse their votes.

    Had Morrison acted from principle, or from sheer fear that the Liberals would be branded the friends of neo-Nazis just before Jews voted in Wentworth?

    It was the same yes-but-no last week when Morrison was undermined by the leaking of a government report on religious freedom.

    On Wednesday, he defended the right of religious schools to ban gay children but, on Friday, he said it was actually so bad that he’d ban the bans.

    So how can anyone work out what Morrison would fight for?

    Yes, Labor on such issues — Israel, religious freedom, free speech, identity politics — is very much worse and a real menace.

    Morrison must keep pointing that out, but will voters take him seriously when he’s as likely to surrender as to fight?

  53. struth

    Please not another thread hijacked by Hitler/Socialist/etc etc…

    You too cool for school?

    Look at the shit that’s been dribbled lately here, what do you think I’ve dropped the standard?

    Actually my comment doesn’t really invite comments, it’s not like saying

    I think abortion is great…………………..kill the babies.

  54. candy

    They have both made mistakes but neither can be accused of lack of passion or lack of patriotism or even lack of policy.

    That’s my understanding too, None.

  55. OldOzzie

    Wentworth poll panic makes Liberals look weak – Daily Telegraph – Andrew Bolt:

    THE Liberals are so panicked about losing Malcolm Turnbull’s former seat on Saturday that they’ve made their weakness embarrassingly clear. The party no longer knows what it stands for and faces utter destruction.

    Internal polling reportedly shows the Liberals will lose this weekend’s by-election in Wentworth — a result that would cost the government its one-seat majority and destroy the honeymoon of new Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

    That polling claims Left-wing independent Kerryn Phelps will smash the Liberals’ Dave Sharma by 55 per cent to 45, after preferences.

    That seems an exaggeration, but the Liberals will be humiliated even if they lose Wentworth by a whisker, given Turnbull last won it by a margin of 17.8 per cent.

    To lose now by any margin would prove the Liberals have campaigned hopelessly since dumping Turnbull as prime minister two months ago.

    Blame that in part on Turnbull and his furious family. Turnbull, sulking in New York, refuses to even send a tweet to help Sharma win; his daughter attacked the Liberals for lacking “strong female role models” and his son urged Wentworth voters to punish the Liberals for not doing more about global warming.

    But in the end the Liberals would have only themselves to blame and not just for being so ideologically clueless as to have made Turnbull, a man of the Left, the leader of a party of the Right.

    Yes, Morrison has done a great job at selling himself since replacing Turnbull, but he hasn’t yet sold his party. The Liberals still lag Labor in every poll.

    Morrison’s failing is that even before this week it was impossible to work out what policies he’d really fight for. Sure, we know he is a devout Christian and wants us to “love all Australians”, as he said in his waffling Menzies Research Institute speech.

    But he was never a policy wonk or visionary. He is a machine man — a former state director of the NSW Liberal party — and this week cruelly exposed the danger of having a leader to whom “ideology” is a dirty word.

    Freaking over Wentworth, Morrison on Tuesday suddenly announced he could shift our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capital, Jerusalem.

    Morrison’s decision is clearly the right one. Most countries keep their embassies out of Jerusalem to force Israel to cave in to the Palestinians, but West Jerusalem will always be Israeli under any peace deal and the Palestinians should not be rewarded for endlessly holding out for more.

    And forget Labor’s outrage. One reason Labor opposes moving the embassy is that it must please the huge Muslim minorities of up to 20 per cent in its seats in Sydney’s west.

    The real problem is Morrison’s motive. He’s obviously making a desperate pitch for the votes of the Jews who make up 12.5 per cent of Wentworth’s population.

    Morrison is driven by self-interest, not conviction. Indeed, his conversion to the cause is so recent and so rushed that he promised only to “consider” moving our embassy until he’d thought it through.

    Likewise with his other policy switch this week — saying he’d consider sending 150 illegal immigrants on Nauru to New Zealand.

    Morrison was the immigration minister who’d boasted he’d stopped the boats. Now he’s softening, apparently to appease voters in a rich Liberal seat that leans Left.

    But it got worse. On Tuesday, Liberal senators voted “yes” to a Pauline Hanson motion acknowledging it was “OK to be white”.

    That’s fine, if you really want to make a pugnacious point about the hypocrisy of the “anti-racist” movement and the intolerance of our language police.

    But the next day Morrison and his Attorney-General blamed the decision on an “administrative error” and forced their senators to reverse their votes.

    Had Morrison acted from principle, or from sheer fear that the Liberals would be branded the friends of neo-Nazis just before Jews voted in Wentworth?

    It was the same yes-but-no last week when Morrison was undermined by the leaking of a government report on religious freedom.

    On Wednesday, he defended the right of religious schools to ban gay children but, on Friday, he said it was actually so bad that he’d ban the bans.

    So how can anyone work out what Morrison would fight for?

    Yes, Labor on such issues — Israel, religious freedom, free speech, identity politics — is very much worse and a real menace.

    Morrison must keep pointing that out, but will voters take him seriously when he’s as likely to surrender as to fight?

  56. None

    Many Aboriginals have never stopped being tribal in fact the less Aboriginal blood you have the more tribal you will be especially if there’s money on offer. That one point 3 billion that’s gonna disappear into the pockets of a handful of tribal men – I doubt any Sheilas are going to get a look in – and in 20 years time we will be having a royal commission about the entire corrupt state of affairs. Basically the WA Government is creating a parallel Society. I’m not too sure that’s really what Eddie Mabo wanted.

  57. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #2842661, posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:34 am
    Why is Andrew Bolt obsessed with the death of Muslim Brotherhood terrorist Jamal Khashoggi?”

    Yes, I’ve been wondering why too. Andrew Bolt gets rather obsessed, silly and prudish about very curious issues…reminds me of when Bolt professed outrage when the Egyptians rightly locked up that Muslim Brotherhood sympathiser and turd….aka Peter Greste. I remember Bolt writing back in 2014 that the “jailing of Greste is manifestly unjust”. That made me laugh out loud…..I think that the big problem with Andrew Bolt is that he always wants to be nice and he always wants people to like him. I don’t recall Greste supporting Bolt during his legal dramas and I don’t recall Greste coming out in support of Bolt last year after he was physically attacked by Antifa scum.

  58. struth

    Many Aboriginals have never stopped being tribal in fact the less Aboriginal blood you have the more tribal you will be especially if there’s money on offer. That one point 3 billion that’s gonna disappear into the pockets of a handful of tribal men – I doubt any Sheilas are going to get a look in – and in 20 years time we will be having a royal commission about the entire corrupt state of affairs. Basically the WA Government is creating a parallel Society. I’m not too sure that’s really what Eddie Mabo wanted.

    You’re obviously an urban immigrant.
    This is not the subject for you, obviously.

  59. None

    A Saudi doctor implicated in the suspected assassination and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi trained in Melbourne.

    This is now getting beyond bizarre.

  60. Spider

    Does anyone believe that the bogus email in the Wentworth bi election is not another BS attempt by the usual suspects to foment trouble.

    This is out of the same play book as the anti-SSM graffiti in Melbourne last year.

    The ABC is now conflating attitudes toward AIDS, the results of an AIDS study and the Wentworth election. Nice segue way.

    Sorry it is all to convenient in its timing.

  61. None

    Spider- it was either Get Up or Labor not that there’s any difference between the two.

  62. None

    Also what’s interesting about that Wentworth letter story is that the Daily Telegraph reported it 3 or 4 days ago as a single paragraph at the end of another report without any beat up but as just another stupid thing you find in a local campaign. It was the leftist media that picked it up after a few days later and try to blow it up.
    I’m beginning to really despise the media in our country, all media.

  63. max

    before his return to Sydney on Monday,

    Just in time for next week’s Q&A.

    Has the ABC limo been booked ?

  64. Cassie of Sydney

    “Spider
    #2842710, posted on October 18, 2018 at 10:46 am
    Does anyone believe that the bogus email in the Wentworth bi election is not another BS attempt by the usual suspects to foment trouble.

    This is out of the same play book as the anti-SSM graffiti in Melbourne last year.

    The ABC is now conflating attitudes toward AIDS, the results of an AIDS study and the Wentworth election. Nice segue way.

    Sorry it is all to convenient in its timing.”

    Agree, it stinks …I have no doubt that this has been orchestrated by people who want Phelps to win (note that I am not implying that Phelps herself or her team are involved or sanctioned this). And what is the best way to do that….roll out the smears….paint the Libs as nasty and homophobic. It’s is desperation as they can’t smear the Libs with the “race” card as Sharma is half Indian so they’ll throw out the “homophobic” card. I am very intrigued as to who exactly are behind these emails.

  65. Does anyone believe that the bogus email in the Wentworth bi election is not another BS attempt by the usual suspects to foment trouble.

    This is so transparently confected by Leftists. Two days out of the poll. These people are shameless.

  66. Myrddin Seren

    Does anyone believe that the bogus email in the Wentworth bi election is not another BS attempt by the usual suspects to foment trouble.

    From Des’s ABC link:

    “Choose Dave Sharma. Otherwise if you choose local white, they will be molesting your children someday.”

    What does this even mean ?

    If one of the parties did this, they need to get off the gear before keyboarding.

    If a local loon did it – would not surprise, but how did loonie get all the email addresses ?

    Anyway – apart from being unsavoury it is sure to add some sympathy votes for KP. And if she can’t handle snark like this – even if fabricated by someone trying to help her campaign by stirring up a fake homophobia scare – the next Parliament she will be sitting in should be a jolting experience for her.

    Because by hook or crook, Labor and the Greens will be manoeuvring for an issue to force a vote of No Confidence and get some Liberal wet to cross the aisle.

    PM Shorten by Invasion Day 2019, Comrades ?

  67. mh

    Limbaugh on Khashoggi: ‘Where Was This Concern for Our Ambassador and Three Other Men Brutally Murdered in Benghazi?’

    Partial transcript as follows (courtesy RushLimbaugh.com):

    Ladies and gentlemen, I have a question. I continue to get emails about the so-called Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. My question is a really rather simple one: Where was this concern for our ambassador and three other men brutally murdered in Benghazi? Somebody explain that to me? You realize how much attention is being paid to what… Has it been confirmed….? Did something happen since this program began?

    Has it been confirmed that Khashoggi was murdered by the 15 hit men from Saudi Arabia? Has it been confirmed? It’s not confirmed? So it’s still likely or thought to be… And the story is that it took him seven minutes to die, that they dismembered him alive, at some point gave him drugs to knock him out, and then they listened to music while they did all of this. And of course until I blew up the theory that the Apple Watch contained the evidence, they were gonna try to make it look like proof existed in the form of audio recordings.

    Khashoggi knew what was in store for him and he had finagled his Apple Watch to record the stuff somehow on his iPhone. That is very, very unlikely because of it being technologically impossible, barring just only two exceptions. I would have a tough time believing Khashoggi even knew to do or how to do. But all of this concern. And remember Hillary Clinton, when repeated questions were asked about how in the world four Americans were allowed to be murdered in Benghazi, with no assistance, and Hillary Clinton’s reaction?

    (paraphrased) “What difference does it make now?” she said in frustration. Does anybody see a disparity here in proportion? Now, of course, we all understand why. The Democrats seriously believe they have a way of blaming Donald Trump for this. CNN all afternoon has tried to make it look like that Trump knows the Saudis did it and is trying to provide them cover. That’s… It’s despicable! The graphics that they are using to try to make that case. But I think there’s a lot proportionality missing here. Again, I don’t think the media realizes how obvious their subterfuge is to people now.

    https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/10/17/limbaugh-on-khashoggi-where-was-this-concern-for-our-ambassador-and-three-other-men-brutally-murdered-in-benghazi/

  68. Infidel Tiger

    Rita Panahi
    Rita Panahi
    @RitaPanahi
    ·
    1h
    I’m pro-choice but not for late term abortion particularly when there are no health/medical concerns. Have a look at an ultrasound of a 22-week-old foetus & then try to argue it’s just a clump of cells.

    Australian conservatism is such a confused place to inhabit.

    What changed at 22 weeks Rita?

  69. mh

    Rita Panahi conservative? How?

  70. PM Shorten by Invasion Day 2019, Comrades ?

    Bet on it.

    The bright side is that he is gonna have trouble managing 120-140 labor MPs.

  71. Infidel Tiger

    She is se single on a good many things, but Panahi is an abortion loving, open borders supporting nut, and yet she is described by all as “conservative”.

  72. Dr Fred Lenin

    Turnbull is showing the arrogance and petulance of a spoiled brat ,no wonder the alp mafia rejected him from membership of their gang ? Or was that part of scheme to order him to infiltrate the stupid liberals and destroy them from within . Stupid Howard assumed the republican was a natural liberal because he had money he had never heard of that evil bastard schwartz (. The renegade Jew soros ) . Now turnbull is in New York seeking his power reward from the fascist u.n. Communist scum ,after all they put krudd in charge of the worlds shithouses ,and the Trollope giliard was rewarded for stealing taxpayers money and giving it to the Clinton gang . Wonder what job the comrades will give turnbull for his faithful service? They might put him in charge of the trillions they get from their climate tax? Or has swannie been earmarked for that after being the worlds greatest treasurer .( or was that sleazbag Keating )?

  73. Myrddin Seren

    And right on cue for the by-election:

    Environment Minister Melissa Price accused of dinner-time slur against Pacific Island nations

    Uh oh – ‘dinner time’ – crack the chardy.

    The former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, was dining with a group in Canberra last night when Ms Price approached.

    Why approach them ?

    Multiple sources have told the ABC the newly installed Cabinet Minister said to Mr Tong: “I know why you’re here. It is for the cash.

    “For the Pacific, it is always about the cash. I have my chequebook here. How much do you want?”

    Director of the Edmund Rice Centre Phil Glendenning, who was also at the dinner, confirmed the comments were made.

    Okay.

    No video. No verification.

    The Woman says she didn’t do it. A bunch of usual suspects say she did. Bet TheirABC DON’T ‘Believe the Woman’.

    Your guess is as good as mine, but why she wandered up to them in the first place seems naive if nothing else ?

  74. Myrddin Seren

    She is se single on a good many things

    The voice-to-text destruction of the Cat spreads. Zombie V2T.

    LOL – jokes, jokes.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    PM Shorten by Invasion Day 2019, Comrades ?

    I’ll bet good money on it – the economic train smash will begin three days later, and the boats will begin arriving on the fourth day.

  76. Can anyone confirm or deny the rumour that ABC sacrifice virgin kittens and guinea pigs in devil worshiping rituals?

  77. Myrddin Seren

    A portion of the money — $120m — will be distributed to six regional Aboriginal corporations at a rate of $10m a year for 12 years to pay for administration

    As our tour guide at the Argyle mine described it – Toyota Dreaming.

    and economic development projects associated with the land in the deal.

    Yup – the expansion of the local Toyota dealer and an order for fleets of top-of-the-line Landcruisers with all the gear.

  78. amortiser

    In an article in USA Today in January, she argued her competing is not a question of athletic advantage, but one of human rights. “We cannot have a woman legally recognised as a trans woman in society, and not be recognised that way in sports,” McKinnon was quoted as saying. “Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue. We shouldn’t be worried about trans people taking over the Olympics. We should be worried about their fairness and human rights instead.”

    This problem is easily solved by having a competition for trannies where they can compete against their like kind. The proponents of gender fluidity claim something like 73 separate genders. They can set up competitions to reflect this. I can’t understand why they want to be included in male and female.

    This nonsense is coming back to bite the proponents especially feminists. The push for males to be accepted in female competitions is going to destroy female sport and make it dangerous. The AFL has already found this out by banning a trannie from its women’s draft yet still allowing him to play in a lesser women’s competition.

    Until this gender fluidity crap is called out for what it is the situation will only get worse.

  79. C.L.

    A Saudi doctor implicated in the suspected assassination and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi trained in Melbourne.

    This is being reported as an incredible thing; like, gosh, a medico was in Australia who dismembers people … The day after the Queensland Parliament legalised dismembering babies.

  80. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Your guess is as good as mine, but why she wandered up to them in the first place seems naive if nothing else ?

    Melissa Price claimed Senator Pat Dodson, who was also at the table was a friend. “Some friend, now, I must say.”

  81. Myrddin Seren

    ZK2A

    I’ll bet good money on it…

    You don’t even have to place an active wager to expose yourself on the risk.

    As a self-funded superannuant I expect they will be after you to collect the ‘Shorten Wager’ within months. Maybe the 2019 Federal Budget – maybe they hit you before then once they pretend they have ‘seen the books and are shocked’.

  82. C.L.

    Belieb all women!

    Police bust alleged interstate plot to help women abduct kids, portray fathers as child abusers.

    Police allege a 64-year-old man, arrested in Grafton yesterday, acted as the key financier of the scheme, which aimed to help two women abduct and hide their children, in contravention of family law orders.

    A 63-year old man, also arrested in Grafton, allegedly acted as the co-coordinator.

    Police claim he sent money to the women and then used social media to portray the children’s fathers as child abusers.

    Both men will appear in Grafton Local Court today…

    A prosecution notice has also been served on a 78-year old Perth woman over her alleged involvement in the plot.

  83. Myrddin.
    ZK2A is not the sort of person that exposes himself.

  84. candy

    Your guess is as good as mine, but why she wandered up to them in the first place seems naive if nothing else ?

    Well SMH use the terms “multiple sources” but do quote Patrick Dodson.

    I fell for their article last week about Christian schools kicking out gay kids left right and centre which is most likely not happening at all and no way to approach a problem if there is one, by slurring all Christian schools everywhere. They are quite convincing once they start bullying their target.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    The former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong

    This Mr Tong?

    Meet the President Trying to Save His Island Nation From Climate Change (2015)

    Kiribati President Anote Tong has been advocating for bold action to address climate change for years, making his pleas around the world. Now, Tong says his country’s citizens won’t be able to remain on the physical islands of Kiribati much longer without drastic change on global warming. Whatever happens, his country won’t look the same in 50 years.

    Which is odd since next door Tuvalu is getting bigger and the Maldives simply refuse to sink after 30 years. But maybe money would help.

  86. Top Ender

    Sky is reporting; plus various Facechook outlets:

    At least 18 people have been killed and more than 50 others injured in a suspected terror attack in Crimea.

  87. Des Deskperson

    In TV news, Nine will revive the ABC show ‘Seachange’ from a couple of decades ago:

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/nine-revives-abc-drama-seachange-with-sigrid-thornton-at-the-helm-20181016-p509xw.html

    It will star originals Sigrid Thornton and John Howard – the latter, Cats may recall, making an apology of some show or other for the so-called stolen generations as ‘John Howard’. Kerry Armstrong, now apparently a full-on SJW, has not been mentioned.

    The first couple of series of the ABC’s Seachange were unusually fresh and clever, with little of the adolescent, self-conscious moralising we usually expect from ABC drama. That all changed when William MacInnes was recruited as tousle-haired, sad eyed, war weary ex-foreign correspondent, after which it went standard ABC earnest and preachy.

    Even two decades ago, the show was at least mildly criticised as being too white, which may now explain why the initially approached ABC reportedly said that a reboot “did not feel right for them.”

  88. C.L.

    The same Victorian court system that was totally cool with VicPol trawling gutters, methadone clinics and drunk tanks for ‘witnesses’ against George Pell and then leaking everything to the ABC …

    The identity of one of Victoria’s worst child sex offenders revealed.

    The name of one of Victoria’s worst child sex offenders can now be revealed after a court-issued suppression order hiding the former policeman’s identity was lifted.

    Though Robert “Bob” Gommeson was convicted and sentenced in 2016 for the horrendous abuse of nine children, he was protected by an order that prohibited the publication of his name.

    Gommeson was a Victoria Police officer. Gee, I wonder who fixed the suppression of his identity.

  89. Rita Panahi
    @RitaPanahi
    ·
    1h
    I’m pro-choice but not for late term abortion particularly when there are no health/medical concerns. Have a look at an ultrasound of a 22-week-old foetus & then try to argue it’s just a clump of cells.

    Australian conservatism is such a confused place to inhabit.

    What changed at 22 weeks Rita?

    Nothing. It just developed that much further along a line of continuous development. Just look at the images we have of the child in utero from conception onwards. It is never merely a ‘clump of cells’. It is always acting in an integrated manner to itself for itself.

    The problem for Rita is that she isn’t thinking clearly. For instance, if late-term abortion is fine only for health/ medical reasons, why are they not the only conditions available for abortion prior to the 22nd week? BTW, what health/ medical reasons could apply after the 22nd week? It can’t be ectopic pregnancy by that late a stage. Has the baby fashioned a knife from the umbilical cord and threatened the mother?

  90. C.L.

    Dianne Feinstein: ‘Hey, if we win the mid-terms, we’re going to jail Brett Kavanaugh.’

    A truly evil woman.

  91. Top Ender

    Tong said his goal was simple: “Give us a proposition that will guarantee that our people will remain above the water.”

    Translation required. Easy:

    – we don’t like living on an isolated boring place surrounded by sea

    – we don’t have an enormous amount of money

    – we would like an enormous amount of money

    – give us some or we will prance around “climate conferences” and the like complaining

    – also white guilt.

    $10billion a year will be very acceptable thankyou very much.

    Next?

  92. H B Bear

    From the Oz. 1.3 billion dollars should make the Noongar peoples totally self supporting, with no need for sit – down money, shouldn’t it?

    Not once the Aboriginal Industry move the goalposts again.

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    At least 18 people have been killed

    Kid shot up his school. Doesn’t seem like a terrorist attack unless he was of a certain religious persuasion, which no reports I’ve seen have yet mentioned.

    There’d be zillions of firearms floating around Crimea because Crimea will be a base for the Donetsk LGMs.

  94. Dr Faustus

    Does anyone believe that the bogus email in the Wentworth bi election is not another BS attempt by the usual suspects to foment trouble.

    Labor has played Wentworth rather well.

    A high profile catspaw ‘independent’ funded round the backdoor, a dirty tricks campaign – plus keeping the unlovely Shorten well out of the way.

    Like Turnbull, Dr Phelps will be a comfortable fit with Labor. Her record at the AMA shows she is a true believer that Government is best-placed to manage other people’s money – and that there are unlimited opportunities to do so.

  95. Geriatric Mayfly

    In the Speccie Greg Sheridan visits Campion College which harbours a writer noted for his ‘excruciating puns.’ Commenting on the massive girth of Aquinas the punster reflected, “One swallow does not a Summa make.”

  96. rickw

    BTW, what health/ medical reasons could apply after the 22nd week?

    The poor little blighter having Down’s syndrome would be one….

  97. rickw

    It is never merely a ‘clump of cells’. It is always acting in an integrated manner to itself for itself.

    Absolutely.

  98. Boambee John

    …. if Mueller had anything damaging to Trump he’d release it before the mid-terms. Because if he holds it until after, and they lose bigly, the Dems will crucify him, possibly literally.

    The whole Mueller/Wussia, Wussia, Wussia crapola has served to cover the total penetration of the Demorat Party by Communist China and its Pakistani surrogates.

    This penetration dates back to Bill Clinton’s presidency, when he granted approval for the sale of military technology to China.

  99. The poor little blighter having Down’s syndrome would be one….

    I had in mind health/ medical reasons relating to the mother, but, yes, Rita would probably be thinking of that sort of reason too.

  100. Stimpson J. Cat

    She is se single on a good many things, but Panahi is an abortion loving, open borders supporting nut, and yet she is described by all as “conservative”.

    She is literally an Iranian Princess Single Mother.
    By choice.
    This is why anyone who considers this Conservative in Australia is a f$cking Muppet and should be mocked incessantly for their sheer audacity and litany of failure.

  101. Zatara

    Kiribati President Anote Tong has been advocating for bold action to address climate change for years, making his pleas around the world. Now, Tong says his country’s citizens won’t be able to remain on the physical islands of Kiribati much longer without drastic change on global warming. Whatever happens, his country won’t look the same in 50 years.

    As BoN mentioned, horsehocky.

    The Nation of Kiribati is Growing, Not Sinking

    The study examined four islands in Tarawa over periods of 31–65 years and found that:

    all four islands exhibited an increase in island area. Notably the three urbanized islands of Betio, Bairiki and Nanikai increased in area by 30, 16.3 and 12.5% respectively. Buariki in the north of the atoll exhibited an increase of 2%.

    The study also found that these circumstances are not unique to Kiribati, and among the 43 islands surveyed:

    43% remained stable.
    15% decreased in area, with changes ranging from 3% to 14%.
    43% increased in area, with changes ranging from 3% to 30%.

  102. rickw

    The former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong

    Tarawa has had its land area increased substantially by virtue of being able to fill in shallow parts of the lagoon using fill from deeper parts. Doing the exact opposite of sinking.

  103. rickw

    This is being reported as an incredible thing; like, gosh, a medico was in Australia who dismembers people … The day after the Queensland Parliament legalised dismembering babies.

    Just a late term 96th trimester abortion.

  104. amortiser

    C.L.
    #2842744, posted on October 18, 2018 at 11:36 am
    Dianne Feinstein: ‘Hey, if we win the mid-terms, we’re going to jail Brett Kavanaugh.’

    A truly evil woman.

    While I too think she is an evil crone, I think it is quite dishonest to put those words in her mouth. No where in that article linked to are those words stated. The closest you can get is that she wants the investigation to be reopened.

    We rail against people being verballed yet CL does it here. It seriously diminishes his credibility and the credibility of anyone who engages in it.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Standard Model of physics is under serious assault

    That was from Mitch last evening. Add in the religious discussion overnight and the following story is fascinating:

    Study supports Standard Model of particle physics, excludes alternative models (17 Oct)

    In a new study, researchers at Northwestern, Harvard and Yale universities examined the shape of an electron’s charge with unprecedented precision to confirm that it is perfectly spherical. A slightly squashed charge could have indicated unknown, hard-to-detect heavy particles in the electron’s presence, a discovery that could have upended the global physics community.

    “If we had discovered that the shape wasn’t round, that would be the biggest headline in physics for the past several decades,” said Gerald Gabrielse, who led the research at Northwestern. “But our finding is still just as scientifically significant because it strengthens the Standard Model of particle physics and excludes alternative models.”

    “If an electron were the size of Earth, we could detect if the Earth’s center was off by a distance a million times smaller than a human hair,” Gabrielse explained. “That’s how sensitive our apparatus is.”

    “The Standard Model as it stands cannot possibly be right because it cannot predict why the universe exists,” said Gabrielse, the Board of Trustees Professor of Physics at Northwestern. “That’s a pretty big loophole.”

    Electrons are so round they make bowling balls look like cubes.

  106. Geriatric Mayfly

    The study also found that these circumstances are not unique to Kiribati, and among the 43 islands surveyed:

    Interesting article at volcanocafe.org on the rise and rise of Iwo Jima.

  107. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bespoke: no one deserves to be in heaven (= where God is). Not even you. God graciously allows that possibility by taking on our justly deserved punishment and reconciling us to himself. People find his grace the biggest stumbling block because his grace leaves them legless: it doesn’t allow for self pity or pride on their part. His grace humbles us and leaves us all equal before him.

    Jesus has never spoken to you, has he?
    Sad.

  108. Roger

    It is never merely a ‘clump of cells’. It is always acting in an integrated manner to itself for itself.

    And all of the genetic information that makes a unique human being is present.

    In fact, scientists now suspect that what was previously thought to be “junk DNA” may play a crucial part in the earliest days of the embryo’s development, after which they are “switched off”.

  109. min

    Looking at the photo of indigenous dancers at Dubbo yesterday the very thing noticed was that it is ok to be white

  110. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Standard Model of physics is under serious assault

    That was from Mitch last evening. Add in the religious discussion overnight and the following story is fascinating:

    Study supports Standard Model of particle physics, excludes alternative models (17 Oct)

    In a new study, researchers at Northwestern, Harvard and Yale universities examined the shape of an electron’s charge with unprecedented precision to confirm that it is perfectly spherical. A slightly squashed charge could have indicated unknown, hard-to-detect heavy particles in the electron’s presence, a discovery that could have upended the global physics community.

    “If we had discovered that the shape wasn’t round, that would be the biggest headline in physics for the past several decades,” said Gerald Gabrielse, who led the research at Northwestern. “But our finding is still just as scientifically significant because it strengthens the Standard Model of particle physics and excludes alternative models.”

    “If an electron were the size of Earth, we could detect if the Earth’s center was off by a distance a million times smaller than a human hair,” Gabrielse explained. “That’s how sensitive our apparatus is.”

    “The Standard Model as it stands cannot possibly be right because it cannot predict why the universe exists,” said Gabrielse, the Board of Trustees Professor of Physics at Northwestern. “That’s a pretty big loophole.”

    Electrons are so round they make bowling ba lls look like cubes.

    (btw can someone please explain why bowling ba lls are haram?)

  111. Zatara

    Interesting article at volcanocafe.org on the rise and rise of Iwo Jima.

    Bit of a difference in that the Kiribati Islands are coral atolls and Iwo is volcanic.

    But a very interesting article nonetheless.

  112. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Looking at the photo of “indigenous” dancers at Dubbo yesterday the very thing noticed was that it is ok to be white

    FIFY.

  113. Roger

    Now, Tong says his country’s citizens won’t be able to remain on the physical islands of Kiribati much longer without drastic change on global warming.

    Kiribati has bought a substantial land holding in Fiji as a refuge should their islands become uninhabitable.

    A prudent move.

    No doubt they will receive generous aid from Britain, Australia and NZ if it comes to that.

    In the meantime, perhaps the Chinese – much more significant contributors to AGW than us, if the theory is to believed, as Mr. Tong evidently does – could lend some of their considerable expertise at land reclamation?

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Mocker reviews Gillian Triggs’ autobiography, Speaking Up

    The Mocker
    @Oz_Mocker
    2 minutes ago October 18, 2018
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    “I am ashamed to be an Australian,” wails an anonymous middle-aged woman in reference to our asylum-seeker policies. Her po-faced fellow audience members — a combination of platitude-junkies, academics and hipsters — nod approvingly. You get the vibe. I am at the Australian National University in Canberra for the launch of Gillian Triggs’s autobiography, Speaking Up.

    And there is much to speak about, if Triggs’s tribulations are any indication. “Over the past five years I wished I was somewhere else,” says the champion of the wretched as she reflected on her time as president of the Australian Human Rights Commission during 2012-17. “So too did many Australians,” I was tempted to sing out, but by the look of this crowd my humour would not be appreciated.

    “I don’t do victimhood,” Triggs tells us. This was the same woman who last year said of her critics: “I am coming to the view that they have been able to say things about me, and attack me, in a way that never would have happened to a man. And I am sorry to say that, but it’s true.’’ Ironically in her introduction she announced we live in a “post-truth world”.

    Triggs enthrals the audience with anecdotes about her harrowing time at Senate Estimates. She notes in her book these appearances were usually scheduled for an hour, but on one occasion this was extended for “a gladiatorial eight hours”. We can only hope her salary of $426,160 helped ameliorate her suffering, as did the advice of a fellow AHRC commissioner who suggested she focus on a beautiful landscape painting in the room during the difficult questioning. “I found my eyes drifting to a white cloud,” she tells us dreamily.

    From the Oz.

  115. rickw

    A 34-year-old Victorian man has been charged with stealing more than $400,000 from about 200 disabled people in the first arrest of its kind under the landmark National Disability Insurance Scheme.

    This dude is an entrepreneur! He’s probably beaten most politicians and their cronies to gorging on this immense taxpayer funded cash cow!

  116. Roger

    “I am ashamed to be an Australian”.

    Have you considered the New York option, Gillian?

    We might even have a whip-round for you.

  117. Entropy

    Aren’t South Pacific atolls the top of previous sea mount volanoes? That have slowly subsided through gradual subsidence as they went dormant, and wave action, as well as the rising seas over recent Millenia?
    It would be surprising if they weren’t slipping beneath the waves in the long run.

  118. Baldrick

    Does anyone believe that the bogus email in the Wentworth bi election is not another BS attempt by the usual suspects to foment trouble.

    Definitely worthy of a police investigation, but the timing is rather suspicious. Even if an investigation was called it wouldn’t be completed in time before Saturday.

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    Gillian Triggs’ autobiography, Speaking Up

    Interesting title, as her tenure at the HRC was mainly about shutting people up.

  120. jupes

    “If an electron were the size of Earth, we could detect if the Earth’s center was off by a distance a million times smaller than a human hair,” Gabrielse explained. “That’s how sensitive our apparatus is.”

    I’m pulling out the bullshit card on that one.

  121. rickw

    “I am ashamed to be an Australian”

    I am to, but principally because of Australia’s politicians and bureaucrats.

    The cheapest people ever brought by China and The UN!

  122. Baldrick

    Shapiro nails Leftard crapspeak-

    Ben Shapiro ✔ @benshapiro
    So now we have learned from the media that having a Native American great-great-great-great-great-grandparent makes you Native American, but that having two X chromosomes does not make you a woman.

  123. None

    It was quite interesting to watch Panahi whore herself on twitter, getting attention of blue ticks, submitting opeds and opeds until slowly she built up a profile and got appointed as an employee. I am not aware of her bringing any story in. I don’t mind her occasional column – she is good shafting it against the Islamists – but she really is a one hit wonder, just hitting the same note again and again. But why would she care? She has an extensive property porfolio and doesn’t need the money. She needs the attention. I still check twitter now and again but I never check her feed.

  124. Rebel with cause

    Aren’t South Pacific atolls the top of previous sea mount volanoes? That have slowly subsided through gradual subsidence as they went dormant, and wave action, as well as the rising seas over recent Millenia?
    It would be surprising if they weren’t slipping beneath the waves in the long run

    There is no evidence that atolls are sinking. Claims to the contrary are pure propaganda.

  125. None

    I’ve been banging on and Bolt’s blog (and here) for years that a. Morisson is all politics and no policy and b. Morrison has never had a real job in his life. (Even his Tourism job was a Liberal mate’s job and the board fired him basically for arrogance). Lo and behold,

    But he was never a policy wonk or visionary. He is a machine man — a former state director of the NSW Liberal party — and this week cruelly exposed the danger of having a leader to whom “ideology” is a dirty word.

    Like all lefties, it takes Bolt years to catch up.

  126. I am bespoke

    #2842693, posted on October 18, 2018 at 10:20 am

    You are not in a position to know that your reaction is justified. You have no way known for example to know what I’m thinking right now.

    That’s a really odd thing to say. I am and you may feel perfectly justified to disagree as is your right.

  127. None

    “I am ashamed to be an Australian”

    I’m ashamed that Triggs is Australian. Who the fuck granted that cow citizenship?

  128. thefrolickingmole

    C.L.
    #2842744, posted on October 18, 2018 at 11:36 am
    Dianne Feinstein: ‘Hey, if we win the mid-terms, we’re going to jail Brett Kavanaugh.’

    A truly evil woman.

    Thats Dianne “brought breakfast for Jim Jones temple members who didnt kill themselves” Feinstein.

    And they keep electing her.

    RTWT

    Yes, those were terrifying times for the San Francisco Bay area… but let us not forget those 909 souls—of which 303 of them were children—who died of cyanide poisoning. This does not include Rev. Jones’ ordering his henchmen to gun down Congressman Leo Ryan and four others at the airstrip near Jonestown as they were preparing to leave! But how does this tie to Feinstein and Pelosi? Here’s how…

    During the mid and late seventies, both politicians were part of the all-powerful political machine that was ruled and controlled by an ultra-liberal faction of the Democratic Party during the mid and late seventies. This group controlled the Bay Area and demanded unwavering loyalty from anyone who sought political office. George Moscone, Willie Brown, Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi were some of the leaders of this group. Pelosi had become the state Democratic Party chairman for northern California came from the city of San Francisco. However, one name is usually stricken from the record whenever this group is mentioned— Rev. Jim Jones! Yes, the same and very Rev. Jim Jones of Jonestown, Guyana infamy!

  129. None

    Jesus has never spoken to you, has he?
    Sad.

    Never said he has or hasn’t Stimpy. Why would I cast pearls before swine anyway? I was asked a question. I decided to answer it.

  130. mh

    Ben Shapiro.

    Ok, that is good.

  131. Tom

    Backed by the Australian Liberty Alliance (remember them?), ex-IDF Jooish Melbourne gym entrepreneur Avi Yemini is the latest “reporter” seeking Rebel Media crowd funding to get to London for the forthcoming Tommy Robinson retrial. Ezra Levant video about Yemini here.

  132. Baldrick

    7 News Sydney ✔ @7NewsSydney
    There were emotional scenes in Queensland parliament overnight as the state government passed historic laws making abortion legal. There were cheers from the public gallery as the result was read out.

    More proof Leftards are evil. Cheering the abortion of an otherwise healthy 22 week old baby is immoral.

  133. jupes

    Backed by the Australian Liberty Alliance (remember them?)

    I voted for them back in the day. Will do so again if they can get on the ballot.

  134. None

    That’s a really odd thing to say. I am and you may feel perfectly justified to disagree as is your right.

    I have no problem with you disagreeing with me, Bespoke. But you spent an awful lot of time claiming to know my inner thoughts and motivations, not my opinions, and telling other what to think of me. You are free to do that too, of course (which doesn’t make it free of consequences for you). I am free to ignore you. Have a nice life.

  135. None

    More proof Leftards are evil. Cheering the abortion of an otherwise healthy 22 week old baby is immoral.

    Like I said, I want to see some journalist brave enough to state the obvious: Meghan of Sussex is now free to kill the kid she is carrying, in Queensland, with no penalty. I want a journalist to ask her about what she thinks of those laws given she is now a member of the royal family and a rabid lefty. I want to see those optics. I want to see them beamed around the world. Not because I think that will change anyone’s mind but because it won’t and it will therefore rightly condemn them.

  136. Cassie of Sydney

    “jupes
    #2842793, posted on October 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm
    Backed by the Australian Liberty Alliance (remember them?)

    I voted for them back in the day. Will do so again if they can get on the ballot.”

    I gave them my second preference this morning when I voted in Wentworth. But if you want to an insight into how totally f*cked the Liberals have become…..the geniuses in the party have preferenced the ALA and KAP last on their how ballot paper….under both Phelps and the J*w hating Greens.

  137. mh

    And we should not forget that Alan Jones fought tooth and nail to get Labor back in power in Qld.

  138. Just Interested

    Malcolm Turnbull has intervened in the Wentworth by-election, as his Twitter account “liked” a post from a campaigner for independent Wentworth candidate Kerryn Phelps.

    The former prime minister;’s account has liked a tweet from Professor Phelps campaigner Robert Fairhead, who is handing out how-to-vote cards in Sydney’s Waverley next to a cardboard cut out of Mr Turnbull.

    “No longer wondering Where’s Malcolm? Just hoping for strong independent win on Saturday,” Mr Fairhead’s tweet said.

    Well done the NSW Liberal Party, for admitting to membership someone who from all reports tried to get ALP Senate preselection.

    Well done the preselectors of Wentworth for tossing out a sitting member after one term for Turnbull.

    Well done the Parliamentary Liberal Party for rewarding Turnbull’s whiteanting of Brendan Nelson with the leadership.

    Well done John Howard for convincing Turnbull to stay in Parliament when he wanted to leave after he was sacked.

    Well done Tony Abbott for keeping Turnbull as Communications Minister whilst whiteanting him

    Finally well done The Famous 54 for rewarding that whiteanting with the Prime Ministership.

    They are a mess.

    There is one solution – vote 1 Labor.

  139. jupes

    But if you want to an insight into how totally f*cked the Liberals have become…..the geniuses in the party have preferenced the ALA and KAP last on their how ballot paper….under both Phelps and the J*w hating Greens.

    The Liberals must be destroyed. They are definitely antithetical to the national interest if not actually evil.

    SloMo is turning out worse than Turnbull. Who’d have thunk that it would SloMo himself who would destroy his one and only success – turning back the boats.

  140. Cassie of Sydney

    “Just Interested
    #2842799, posted on October 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm”

    Very good summation of what I would call the”Ballad of Malcolm Turnbull”.

    And it continues….here’s another line for the song…

    “Well done to Scott Morrison who refuses to call out Turnbull Senior and Junior for their venal white-anting of the Liberal party before a crucial by-election”.

  141. C.L.

    While I too think she is an evil crone, I think it is quite dishonest to put those words in her mouth. No where in that article linked to are those words stated. The closest you can get is that she wants the investigation to be reopened.

    We rail against people being verballed yet CL does it here. It seriously diminishes his credibility and the credibility of anyone who engages in it.

    Hey dummie, single ‘quotation marks’ around an obvious caricature of remarks has been an internet joke thing for about 18 years. Its best and most famous practitioner is Ace of Spades.

  142. I am bespoke

    None
    #2842794, posted on October 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I have no problem with you disagreeing with me

    Thank clearing that up.

    But you spent an awful lot of time claiming to know my inner thoughts and motivations, not my opinion sand telling other what to think of me. .

    As did you with me.

    You are free to do that too, of course (which doesn’t make it free of consequences for you). I am free to ignore you

    Assuming that’s not another more serious threat (like doxing) other then to just ignore me, go for it.

    Have a nice life.

    You to.

  143. thefrolickingmole

    Heres the face of modern feminism…

    Its wrong to criticize or punish women who consort with the enemy during wartime.

    Norway’s government has officially apologised to Norwegian women targeted for reprisals by the authorities for having relationships with members of the German occupying forces during the second world war.

    Between 30,000 to 50,000 Norwegians, labelled “German girls”, had sexual relations with German soldiers during the occupation, according to conservative estimates from Norway’s Centre for Holocaust and Minorities Studies.

    Many of the woman were subject to reprisals by officials after the 1945 liberation of Norway, including illegal arrests and detentions, job dismissals and even being stripped of their nationality.

    “Young Norwegian girls and woman who had relations with German soldiers or were suspected of having them, were victims of undignified treatment,” Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, said.

    “Today, in the name of the government, I want to offer my apologies,” Solberg said at an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN’s universal declaration of human rights.


    “We cannot say women who had personal relations with German soldiers were helping the German war effort,” said Guri Hjeltnes, historian and director of the Centre for Holocaust and Minorities Studies. “Their crime was breaking unwritten rules and moral standards. They were punished even more harshly than the war profiteers.”

    None of the estimated 28 Norwegian men married to German women during the war were expelled or had their nationality taken away from them, Hjeltnes said.

    In 2000, Oslo formally apologised to the 10,000 to 12,000 children born to Norwegian mothers and German soldiers, who also suffered reprisals.

    See the 26 men were just the same as the 30 to 50,000 women so #theytotallywerentthots

    Womens suffrage, mistake, calamity or suicide pact?

  144. H B Bear

    Let’s not forget Artie Sinodonis effort in convincing Lord Waffleworth to continue his work at destroying the Lieboral Party after The Father of Middle Class Welfare took them over a cliff. And getting off his death bed to try to ensure he could continue it.

    Great work Artie.

  145. Stimpson J. Cat

    Never said he has or hasn’t Stimpy. Why would I cast pearls before swine anyway? I was asked a question. I decided to answer it.

    So that’s a No He hasn’t.
    Imagine a Christian being ashamed to admit publicly whether they talk to their God and their God talks back.

  146. None

    I can’t believe that Cory had to spend eight minutes to explains this. Wasted time instead of getting AC message out. The MLA is actually using this to be political, Peter; and they don’t own Kekovich either. As it is the MLA dumped Kekovich for Lee Lee Chin (watching lefties go apoplectic over someone in a TV ad torching a vegan’s bowl of kale however, was just too funny) and pukeworthy gay political correctness last year. When was the last time Kekovich did an MLA ad anyway? I thought Kekovich was a perfect fit for an AC ad.

  147. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The headwinds heading China’s way are unmistakable, particularly with Trump threatening to up the tariff ante to $505 billion. In August, export growth weakened to just under 10 percent from the previous month—crisis levels for a trade-reliant developing nation. Fixed-asset investment has stalled, falling to a record low in August. And the latest purchasing managers’ data from the government and Caixin at right at the 50-point mark—just a small step from contraction.

    Any business that is using china for manufacturing would at this point be looking for an alternative if they had any brains.

  148. None

    Oops sorry, they didn’t dump Sam for Lee Lin, they backgrounded him (he didn’t do the voice over)

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    From the Oz. 1.3 billion dollars should make the Noongar peoples totally self supporting, with no need for sit – down money, shouldn’t it?

    Just had one of the locals put the bite on me, outside the local supermarket

    “Hey, whitefella, lend me fifty bucks until pay day, so my kids can get a feed.”

    “Fvck off, your mob has just been given over a billion dollars. You’d better ask the elders where your share is.”

  150. None

    So that’s a No He hasn’t.
    Imagine a Christian being ashamed to admit publicly whether they talk to their God and their God talks back.

    Like I said, Stimps. Pearls. Swine. Woof woof.

  151. Shy Ted

    In an effort to reduce greenhouse emissions the government of Denmark has ordered a tax on cow flatulence at $110US per cow. And the poor cows don’t even get a lighter to light them.

  152. OldOzzie

    SloMo does not have any bones in his body – especially a Spine from the Oz

    Scott Morrison backflips on agriculture visas

    Scott Morrison has dramatically reversed his opposition to a new agricultural visa, throwing a lifeline to his besieged Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, who is facing an internal push for a Barnaby Joyce comeback.

    The Prime Minister told the National Farmers Federation Congress today that his government “will work towards establishing an agriculture visa”.

    The move came less than a week after announcing a plan to provide more agricultural workers by forcing unemployed people to fill labour shortages, infuriating farmers.

    “Our government does support moving towards an agricultural visa. There has never been any question about that,” Mr Morrison said this morning.

    “But we have to go about it in the right way. And it is not a silver bullet. And it doesn’t solve all the problems in relation to the forthcoming harvest.”

    He said the government was working to deliver the visa in the medium to long-term, declaring it must not threaten the integrity of the immigration program.

    The Prime Minister had previously resisted the calls for a new agriculture visa, slapping down Agriculture Minister David Littleproud in cabinet over the issue, The Australian revealed last month.

    Mr Morrison, Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton all spoke out strongly in cabinet against the proposal, arguing it would undermine the strategically-important Pacific Seasonal Workers Program, and potentially open a new avenue for visa rorts.

    Mr McCormack had also lobbied strongly for the visa, leading Nationals MPs to believe he had secured the government’s agreement for the measure in the new Coalition agreement when Mr Morrison became prime minister.

    Mr Morrison’s about face on the visa comes as Mr McCormack faces the growing threat of a leadership challenge, and comments by Mr Joyce that he is prepared to be drafted into the role.

    NFF President Fiona Simson told The Australian today that farmers were “very disappointed” in Mr Morrison’s announcement at the weekend that unemployed people would be forced to pick fruit and harvest crops or face losing their welfare benefits.

    She said she spoke to Mr McCormack and the Prime Minister’s Office over the weekend, telling them of farmers’ frustrations with the measure.

    “What we are concerned about is having people on farms who are made to be there who are dealing with food crops at an extraordinarily stressful time for farmers,” Ms Simson said.

    She said she was delighted with the government’s change of heart.

    “Mr Morrison today gave agriculture the confidence it was seeking, that an agricultural visa would become a reality,” Ms Simson said.

    “Right now farmers across the country, are struggling to find the pickers and packers needed to harvest and prepare their summer crop for market.

    “The inability to source adequate labour, is an indisputable constraint on our vision for agriculture to achieve a farmgate output value of $100 billion by 2030.”

  153. None

    And the poor cows don’t even get a lighter to light them.

    Remember only a few years ago we were joking about greenies and cow farts.

  154. Top Ender

    The Palaszczuk government has refused to reveal why TAFE Queensland’s former chief executive was given a $390,000 golden handshake despite voluntarily leaving her post three months early.

    Jodi Schmidt, who was appointed by the Newman Liberal National government, resigned suddenly from the $433,000-a-year post in September last year.

    Despite her voluntary departure, Ms Schmidt received $390,000 in termination payments, according to TAFE Queensland’s annual report.

    Link with comments open

  155. H B Bear

    Can a jellyfish actually do a back flip?

  156. H B Bear

    Despite her voluntary departure, Ms Schmidt received $390,000 in termination payments, according to TAFE Queensland’s annual report.

    Nice work if you can get it. Nice spot to dump a Liar maaate too.

  157. calli

    We travelled 500 miles from South Dakota to Montana and got there too late.

    The soft, golden prairie grass shimmered as our long shadows walked ahead of us to the visitor centre. The road was closed. Could we just go up to the memorial? No. Can I take a photo? Yes.

    In that moment, I opened my clenched fists and let my plan to explore the site go heavenward, and as I did, the course of the battle became plain. In the ravine to my right, a scattering of small white markers, a space of about a hundred yards, then at the crest of a low ridge to my left, a mass of them circled around a monolith. The milky blue sky behind, the white of the stone and the yellow grass, a half-moon hanging limpidly above.

    I pictured a hot summer day long ago, desperate men shooting their beloved horses to form a breastwork as they were forced upwards with nowhere left to go, only to be hopelessly outnumbered and overwhelmed. Custer, once full of confidence, died with his boots on next to his men.

  158. struth

    The fanaticism of the middle east, on display.
    FMD.

    Sam should as an entertainer, remain politically neutral because he isn’t a lefty entertainer, then it would be supported 200 percent.

    The left is hypocrisy , hate and envy.
    These are obvious in everything they do or say.

  159. Delta A

    calli
    #2842822, posted on October 18, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Beautifully written.

  160. struth

    Right now farmers across the country, are struggling to find the pickers and packers needed to harvest and prepare their summer crop for market.

    That’s because the government incresad the taxes on back packers here, remember.

    They went home.
    Now, strangely enough we get to keep ours through the off season as well.

    A cunning stunt oh UN muppets.

  161. None

    Mr Morrison, Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton all spoke out strongly in cabinet against the proposal, arguing it would undermine the strategically-important Pacific Seasonal Workers Program, and potentially open a new avenue for visa rorts.

    For once Payne is right and Dutton is too as he usually is. That Pacific Seasonal Workers Program is critical especially given China’s interference in the region. McCormack is a fucking fool (as is Barnaby if he’s pushing this).

    Right now farmers across the country, are struggling to find the pickers and packers needed to harvest and prepare their summer crop for market.

    This needs to be questioned and tested. So me farmers especially big commercial farms use specific tactics to screen Aussies out (e.g. by using recruiters to run opaque psychometric testing for harversters or packers) and employ backpackers/foreign workers instead. I encourage journos to sniff around then go undercover and test this out.

  162. Cassie of Sydney

    Has anyone else given up on Andrew Bolt’s blog? It is now infected with GetUp and other assorted inner city activists posting drivel. Unlike Tim Blair, who keeps a tight lid on the postings of leftist activists, Bolt just let’s them run free…..I suppose it goes back to my earlier comment…..he always wants to be “nice” and he thinks that by allowing these GetUp types to run over his blog then they might begin to like him. Somebody needs to have a word in Bolt’s ear.

  163. More proof Leftards are evil. Cheering the abortion of an otherwise healthy 22 week old baby is immoral.

    This is the child in its 20th week. There were people celebrating the denial of the protection of the law to anyone below 22 weeks.

  164. calli

    I met a Trumpian escapee from LA today. He couldn’t stand California any more so ran away.

    He wished the Clintons would just go away. They have enough money now.

  165. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #2842830, posted on October 18, 2018 at 2:16 pm
    I met a Trumpian escapee from LA today. He couldn’t stand California any more so ran away.

    He wished the Clintons would just go away. They have enough money now.”

    Yes, but they want more dead bodies.

  166. Shy Ted

    The Palaszczuk government has refused to reveal why TAFE Queensland’s former chief executive was given a $390,000 golden handshake despite voluntarily leaving her post three months early.
    Special payment to angry lesbian?

  167. calli

    Thanks Delta. Disappointment brought tears to my eyes, but I’m big enough and ugly enough to deal with it.

    As compensation, I’ve walked the streets of Deadwood and Sundance, and around the base of Devil’s Tower. No aliens sadly.

    The Tetons are a beautiful backdrop – tomorrow it’s Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. Hopefully they hold off blowing their top until I’m far away.

  168. None

    Has anyone else given up on Andrew Bolt’s blog?

    I am about ready to. I agree with your assessment. I think the new commenting system is partly to blame as they run a filter to weed out certain comments and naturally like all filters prepared earlier at home they are politically correct. Bolt is also not allowed to moderate his blog (he never has anyway, his wife did once for a while) thanks to the S18 case. One good thing about the new comment system and the GetUpcrowd. I discovered the identity of one of my Twitter cyber stalkers.

    Tim is aware of the comment foibles and demanded the right to override the filter etc etc and also keeps a lid on as you say. Mind you Tim’s commenters strike me as more nimble and less geriatric in mindset and able to “police” the lefties. He has been in the blogging game for decades now.

  169. Cactus

    Calli – I’m confused? Isnt the Alamo in Texas?

  170. Woolfe

    Hey None what’s your twitter name I’ll follow you and add you to the Cat twitter list.

  171. struth

    Right to lifers need to fight with pictures.
    They really would be worth a million words.

    The government do this shit on smoke packets.

    ) and employ backpackers/foreign workers instead.

    What fucking planet are you talking about?

    They taxed the back packers out of here a while ago.
    Although, why point things out to None, she won’t listen and won’t apologise, even when her sexist arrogance is challenged and she has no answer.

    She deflects when confronted, completely ignores arguments she can’t answer or actually answers the question as if it was another question.

    So much wasted potential.

  172. None

    If Meghan is about 16 weeks here is how Harry Jr looks now:
    https://cdn.motherandbaby.co.uk/web/1/root/week-16_w555.jpg
    Anna says it’s OK to kill him.

    There is no excuse for anyone on the internet to remain ignorant of prenatal development. Here is a slide show from a small college in India (4-40 weeks)
    https://www.slideshare.net/gangahealth/foetal-development-gihs

    No different to what they teach at Harvard med school.

  173. calli

    Lol. I’m staying across from the Alamo in San Antonio in a couple of weeks.

    I expect to see a memorial to Custer, Wellesley and Bonaparte there. And Lord Nelson.

    Remarkable place, the States. Anything is possible.

  174. struth

    I hope you are having a b al l, Calli.
    The United States ruined Australia for me!

  175. Shy Ted

    Gonna hurt like bug gerry if this passes. And no post of mine would be complete without a link to the author

  176. Stimpson J. Cat

    Like I said, Stimps. Pearls. Swine. Woof woof.

    So you are willing to lecture all and sundry about Heaven and God and how it all works for all of humanity yet when someone asks you a direct question about whether you have actually had any actual communication or contact with the God you claim to know you scuttle for cover and refuse to answer.

    Onward Christian Soldiers.

  177. calli

    In Wyoming, they wear real cowboy hats to dinner. Big ones.

    In South Dakota, you can go into a gun shop and buy a firearm.

    In California, they poo in the streets and then worry about it.

    I think I prefer the fly over states, but that’s just me.

  178. struth

    Cassie of Sydney.

    Gave up on Bolta years ago.
    Blog is useless.
    However, I still believe he is doing more good than harm, although I only occasionally see his tv show.

  179. Shy Ted

    If Meghan is about 16 weeks here is how Harry Jr looks now:
    Not if it’s a girl

  180. thefrolickingmole

    He wished the Clintons would just go away. They have enough money now.”

    They have ALL the money?
    Because Im pretty sure thats the goal.

  181. struth

    Stimpson, you are a perceptive man.

    Please remember I said that.

  182. None

    Hey None what’s your twitter name I’ll follow you and add you to the Cat twitter list.

    Thanks wolfe but I am no longer on twitter. I check twitter either by accessing a few favourites/scanning hashtags etc. and then clicking through.

  183. feelthebern

    Gillian Triggs’ autobiography, Speaking Up

    Did anyone speak up for her daughter?
    The one who Triggs farmed out to the state to look after even though she & her husband were wealthy & had the resources to look after her?

  184. Myrddin Seren

    More on the minor Swamp Creature hoovered up yesterday:

    Treasury employee charged with leaking financial info on Trump team was arrested with flash drive in hand,

    Oops.

    ..a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), is accused of illegally giving a reporter bank reports documenting several suspicious financial transactions, known as Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”), from October 2017 to the present.

    An unidentified, higher-ranking Treasury colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirator with Edwards, but was not charged. That person, identified only as an “associate director” at FinCEN to whom Edwards reported, exchanged more than 300 messages with a reporter via an encrypted messaging application.

    Presumably her boss. The two of them makes it – conspiracy. If the media contacts get looped in – it could be bigger, but not holding my breath for the DoJ to go after any Protected Class VIP scalps.

    From Sundance:

    You might remember it was early May (May 9th, 2018) when the creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti received the leaks from inside the treasury department about Michael Cohen.

    A few days later, May 13th, 2018, Creepy Porn Lawyer and Ronan Farrow got together and had dinner.

    A few days later, May 16th, 2018, Ronan Farrow then writes an article after talking to the treasury department leaker, Ms. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edward.

    Edwards saved thousands of SARs, “along with thousands of other files containing sensitive government information,” to a government-provided flash drive, prosecutors said.

    The flash drive contained not only SARs, but also “highly sensitive material relating to Russia, Iran, and the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” prosecutors said.

    Er oh – Wussians.

    In a hearing Wednesday afternoon, federal magistrate judge Theresa Buchanan released Edwards, subject to the custody of her parents. She and her parents also signed a $100,000 bond as part of her release.

    This is a 40 year old woman released in to her parents’ custody ? Okay – they named her ‘Mayflower’
    ( WTF ) so maybe Pottery Barn Rules apply – you made her, you own her.

    ( via Instapundit )

  185. Was that 16 weeks, None? Here is a photo.

    The baby now measures about 4.3 to 4.6 inches and weighs about 3.5 ounces….The baby’s eyes can blink and the heart and blood vessels are fully formed. The baby’s fingers and toes have fingerprints.

    You can no destroy this in Queensland. No questions asked.

  186. thefrolickingmole

    Shy Ted

    I clicked on those links.

    My fingernails now have rainbows painted on the nails and AIDs, I hope you are happy.

    That 2nd link pic is gayer than Elton John fisting a meth filled gerbil up Freddie Mercurys back passage while Kerryn Phillips scissors Ellen to the sounds of the Electric 6

  187. struth

    Some time later, down the track, we’ll see clearly, just how important our culture is.

    Not just the political views we take, but how we go about things.

    Because we are being shown now.

  188. Death Giraffe

    Young Norwegian girls and woman who had relations with German soldiers or were suspected of having them, were victims of undignified treatment,” Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, said.

    ..
    They should be hanged, not apologised to.

  189. calli

    If you read the subtext of my Little Big Horn story, you would see a direct communication to and fro, Stimpy. I gave something away and got something better back in return.

    When you’ve been doing it long enough, it’s spoken without a word.

    So, I confess. I speak to the Almighty many times a day, and in his grace, he bends down and speaks back to me. And sometimes most unexpectedly – look over there! And there were two sets of eyes – a pair of white-tailed deer hiding among the ponderosa pines.

  190. Zatara

    I think I prefer the fly over states, but that’s just me.

    Wait until you try the Gulf Coast calli. Dodge a few hurricanes, eat brilliant seafood.

  191. notafan

    I think I prefer the fly over states, but that’s just me.

    #metoo

  192. Delta A

    The Mocker’s article on Triggs has attracted almost 150 comments already, all scathing of the loathesome old biddy.

  193. I am bespoke

    struth

    I learnt the hard way (and reaffirmed recently) that people will give a free pass on breaches of basic principles just to part of the group. It’s an unfortunate reality. Better to focused on higher priority’s then obsess on personal indiscretion’s of people that don’t have any affect on you life.

  194. Shy Ted

    It may have been a promotion to Foreign Minister but I’d have liked to see Marise Payne stay on at Defence. At least until she was officially a Major.

  195. Peter Castieau

    From the paywallian

    Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has lodged an adverse action against the public broadcaster in the Fair Work Commission after being sacked halfway through her five-year term.

    Sources have confirmed Ms Guthrie has launched proceedings in the Fair Work Commission and has engaged leading law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery.

  196. feelthebern

    Triggs = Hyacinth Bucket

  197. Top Ender

    Sky News Australia
    1 min ·
    #BREAKING: The Australian is reporting former ABC boss Michelle Guthrie has lodged a Fair Work claim following her dismissal.

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  198. None

    So you are willing to lecture all and sundry about Heaven and God and how it all works for all of humanity yet when someone asks you a direct question about whether you have actually had any actual communication or contact with the God you claim to know you scuttle for cover and refuse to answer.

    Nothing I wrote there is not freely available on the internet for anyone who really wanted to know. Only the last paragraph was my personal observation. Clearly, you did not read any of it carefully. Or if you did, you could not comprehend it.

    For you therefore, given you sound like a pseud0-Catholic, for Christian teaching, I suggest you start with Dei Verbum followed by relevant parts of the Catholic Catechism.. Then I’d proceed to the gospel of Mark …

    Of course you could join an adult formation group at your local Catholic church. They are not just for the unbaptized you know.

  199. None

    I could get to like Guthrie.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Mocker’s article on Triggs has attracted almost 150 comments already, all scathing of the loathesome old biddy.

    Fair comment. After the Queensland University circus, she shouldn’t be in charge of running a jumble sale.

  201. Stimpson J. Cat

    So, I confess. I speak to the Almighty many times a day, and in his grace, he bends down and speaks back to me.

    That’s fantastic.
    But I wasn’t asking you Calli.
    I’m not worried about you.
    I know you are a good Christian Woman of good standing in the Catallaxy Community.

    😁

  202. None

    Johnson Winter & Slattery. Fire with fire. Get the popcorn out. At least discovery will be interesting.

  203. Mitchell Porter

    jupes
    #2842779, posted on October 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    “If an electron were the size of Earth, we could detect if the Earth’s center was off by a distance a million times smaller than a human hair,” Gabrielse explained. “That’s how sensitive our apparatus is.”

    I’m pulling out the bullshit card on that one.

    My understanding: They send electrons through an electric field, across a distance many orders of magnitude bigger than the electron. If the electron is a dipole, there will be a rotational effect that keeps accumulating, the further it goes. So even an arbitrarily small dipole structure will become visible, if the electron travels far enough.

  204. H B Bear

    Part of me wants to see Googles G rip the ALPBC a new one even though it will only be the taxpayer being bent over (as usual) if she is successful. Expect to see a no admissions settlement if her claim as any legs as the government and Waffle’s mate have no interest in the saga played out daily in court for weeks.

    Hopefully this will damage the ALPBC either way and weaken the whole hive.

  205. Stimpson J. Cat

    Nothing I wrote there is not freely available on the internet for anyone who really wanted to know. Only the last paragraph was my personal observation. Clearly, you did not read any of it carefully. Or if you did, you could not comprehend it.
    For you therefore, given you sound like a pseud0-Catholic, for Christian teaching, I suggest you start with Dei Verbum followed by relevant parts of the Catholic Catechism.. Then I’d proceed to the gospel of Mark …
    Of course you could join an adult formation group at your local Catholic church. They are not just for the unbaptized you know.

    It’s so incredibly hard for you to give a straight answer isn’t it about whether you talk to God and He talks back?
    You simply can’t do it.
    Fascinating.

  206. Des Deskperson

    “Jodi Schmidt, who was appointed by the Newman Liberal National government, resigned suddenly from the $433,000-a-year post in September last year.

    Despite her voluntary departure, Ms Schmidt received $390,000 in termination payments, according to TAFE Queensland’s annual report.”

    Schmidt was QLD TAFE CEO for four years and six months.

    If she had been an ordinary TAFE grunt made redundant, she would have been entitled to 2 weeks’ pay per full time equivalent year of service, in her case a benefit equivalent to 9 weeks pay max, a bit less than $70,000.

    Of course, she had her own contract, but if I were a TAFE grunt, I’d be pissed off.

  207. None

    Was that 16 weeks, None?

    Different mummy’s sites have different photos. Dover. I prefer to go to medical sites, but it doesn’t matter ultimately which site you go to. Apart from the very very early stages (up to 4 weeks) we see and recognise a human with the naked eye. This is why the younger generations are increasingly pro-life. They grow up with their scans in their photo albums. “Look that was you in my tummy”. And hey can you be a vegan and pro-abortion?

  208. OldOzzie

    calli
    #2842840, posted on October 18, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Lol. I’m staying across from the Alamo in San Antonio in a couple of weeks.

    I expect to see a memorial to Custer, Wellesley and Bonaparte there. And Lord Nelson.

    Remarkable place, the States. Anything is possible.

    Calli

    make sure you do the River Walk in San Antonio

  209. struth

    Triggs = Hyacinth Bucket

    I would see her as the love child of Hyacinth and Bob geldoff.

  210. What fucking planet are you talking about?
    They taxed the back packers out of here a while ago.

    Struth: The backpackers have simply moved to Cairns.

  211. struth

    Better to focused on higher priority’s then obsess on personal indiscretion’s of people that don’t have any affect on you life.

    We’ll talk about this another day,hey?

  212. Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has lodged an adverse action against the public broadcaster in the Fair Work Commission after being sacked halfway through her five-year term.

    Huh? Adverse Action claims are heard in court, not the FWC.
    This is what makes them so difficult for claimants, an Adverse Action claim requires
    1/. Actual Evidence
    2/. Claimant must fund their case
    3/. Is heard by a Judge

  213. Calli’s at Little Bighorn.
    Lots of migrants from Europe made up the 7th Cavalry.
    Plenty of Irish born – 25 killed.
    More Germans though – 35 killed.
    Must have been the Tower of Babel around the campfires.

  214. jupes

    Has anyone else given up on Andrew Bolt’s blog?

    Haven’t read the comments for years.

    Back in the day I commented there, however over time my comments took longer and longer to appear until quite often they weren’t posted at all. This while lefties were given free reign. Not much point making yourself angry without the ability to respond so I don’t bother reading them at all.

    Same with Blair’s blog.

  215. None

    It’s so incredibly hard for you to give a straight answer isn’t it about whether you talk to God and He talks back?

    Why? Which god, Stimpy? Who are you, again?

    You simply can’t do it. Fascinating.

    I do not have to answer you, nor do I answer to you. Like every free individual I discern and chose. I was asked a question by Bespoke. I chose to answer that. I was asked a question by you. I chose not to answer it. Sue me.

  216. struth

    Struth: The backpackers have simply moved to Cairns.

    They used to be all over Australia, working, and now yes, a small pocket remains in major tourist destinations, and a bit in WA, but nothing like they were.
    The tax increase opened up the way for this next UN move they are about to make, after we’ve paid for, and they’ve put all the UN flags up over our government buildings.

    In will come the third world trash permanently, to replace our fly in and out on their own money, spend it again in Australia, back packers.

  217. Different mummy’s sites have different photos. Dover. I prefer to go to medical sites,

    Me too, got it from here.

  218. struth

    There is no problem a government can’t create so it can create an even bigger one to solve it.

  219. notafan

    My friend in the states had a German great great uncle? at Little Bighorn.

  220. Des Deskperson

    ‘BREAKING: The Australian is reporting former ABC boss Michelle Guthrie has lodged a Fair Work claim following her dismissal.’

    According to the ABC website:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-18/michelle-guthrie-suing-abc-over-dismissal-as-managing-director/10391842

    It appears she is seeking redress in a civil court. Her salary level is, of course, way above the upper threshold for unfair dismissal redress in the FWC.

    If will be fascinating case, if it ever actually gets to court.

  221. struth

    I do not have to answer you, nor do I answer to you. Like every free individual I discern and chose. I was asked a question by Bespoke. I chose to answer that. I was asked a question by you. I chose not to answer it. Sue me.

    As Napoleon said……………………………………….

  222. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why? Which god, Stimpy? Who are you, again?

    Ha ha ha ha!

    Of course.
    Why would you want to profess the faith for the God you worship in public.
    It’s just a crazy idea.
    I’ve heard a real Pope speak and touched his Popemobile, visited the tomb of a Saint, and served Mass for Archbishops.
    Not that it’s a competition or anything.

    You make me laugh.

    😁

  223. Cassie of Sydney

    “jupes
    #2842889, posted on October 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm
    Has anyone else given up on Andrew Bolt’s blog?

    Haven’t read the comments for years.

    Back in the day I commented there, however over time my comments took longer and longer to appear until quite often they weren’t posted at all. This while lefties were given free reign. Not much point making yourself angry without the ability to respond so I don’t bother reading them at all.

    Same with Blair’s blog.”

    Blair’s blog has improved considerably over the last few months. As I said before, I reckon that Blair keeps a keen eye on it. Most, if not all, my comments get published.

  224. jupes

    They send electrons through an electric field, across a distance many orders of magnitude bigger than the electron. If the electron is a dipole, there will be a rotational effect that keeps accumulating, the further it goes. So even an arbitrarily small dipole structure will become visible, if the electron travels far enough.

    Okay that seems reasonable even if we are talking about a particle that itself can never be seen.

    “If an electron were the size of Earth, we could detect if the Earth’s center was off by a distance a million times smaller than a human hair,” Gabrielse explained. “That’s how sensitive our apparatus is.”

    On the other hand this just sounds like bullshit. I told them a million times never to exaggerate but would they listen? No.

  225. I am bespoke

    struth
    #2842886, posted on October 18, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    We’ll talk about this another day,hey?

    OK

  226. .

    Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. She was expected to make an initial appearance in Virginia federal court later in the day.

    This stuff is happening but at a glacial pace.

  227. old bloke

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2842732, posted on October 18, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Melissa Price claimed Senator Pat Dodson, who was also at the table was a friend. “Some friend, now, I must say.”

    I wonder if he keeps his hat on when he sits down for dinner.

  228. .

    Its wrong to criticize or punish women who consort with the enemy during wartime.

    Women get their head shaved, men get shot.

    Equality!

  229. .

    Never ever, ever watch Kirsten Dunst “Turning Japanese” or Boy Meets Girl “Waiting for a Start to Fall” on YT, not even once.

    They will haunt you until the day you scrub you Goolag account.

    They will turn up when unexpected too.

  230. This stuff is happening but at a glacial pace.

    Not here in Oz it’s not.
    I think life is going to get very interesting very quickly, regardless of whoever wins the next election, once they get that pesky little irrelevance out of the way.

  231. None

    Of course.
    Why would you want to profess the faith for the God you worship in public.
    It’s just a crazy idea.

    Of course, anonymous people making professions of faith or otherwise on the internet is meaningful and brave. Whatever could make me think that is NOT a crazy idea.

    I’ve heard a real Pope speak and touched his Popemobile, visited the tomb of a Saint, and served Mass for Archbishops.
    Not that it’s a competition or anything.

    And that all is meaningless and would still be meaningless if I were a Catholic.
    I have been to the Vatican too, millions have (I even have emails from people in the Vatican in my inbox as we speak) and visited tombs of saints. And monasteries. And lots of churches. So? Mr N served at mass from the time he could walk til he was 18, also for Archbishops. Expected of every Catholic boy in his family and probably of every Catholic boy of his generation. So?

    You make me laugh.

    That’s good. It’s not like I’m not used to the barking of hollow triumphalists.

  232. Would you elaborate on that please MV?

  233. .

    C.L.
    #2842734, posted on October 18, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Belieb all women!

    Police bust alleged interstate plot to help women abduct kids, portray fathers as child abusers.

    Police allege a 64-year-old man, arrested in Grafton yesterday, acted as the key financier of the scheme, which aimed to help two women abduct and hide their children, in contravention of family law orders.

    A 63-year old man, also arrested in Grafton, allegedly acted as the co-coordinator.

    Police claim he sent money to the women and then used social media to portray the children’s fathers as child abusers.

    Both men will appear in Grafton Local Court today…

    A prosecution notice has also been served on a 78-year old Perth woman over her alleged involvement in the plot.

    That’s shocking C.L., but I think ABC NSW geoblocked me!

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-18/afp-arrest-three-after-busting-alleged-child-stealing-ring/10389872

    The journo has a weird look on his face.

    You have to wonder if these blokes are trying to impress these women.

    Also, AFPlod have BMW X7 jalopies.

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