Open Forum: October 27, 2018

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  1. Herodotus

    Is it now a democrat loon tactic to see how many Trump rallies they can call for cancellation due to the outrage de jour?

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    Strine as she is spoke.

    Julian Assange´s lawsuit against Ecuador halted over WikiLeak publisher´s issue with translator

    WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange complained that his court-appointed translator was “not good enough,” prompting a judge overseeing his lawsuit against Ecuador to put a pause on proceedings to find a replacement fluent in “Australian,” news outlets reported Friday.

    Bonza!

  3. mh

    BREAKING: AT LEAST 11 DEAD, SEVERAL OTHERS SHOT AT PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE

    Gunman shouted, ‘All Jews must die,’ according to police

    https://www.infowars.com/breaking-7-dead-several-others-shot-at-pittsburgh-synagogue/

    This story doesn’t seem to be getting the same media coverage as fake bombs targeting Democrats and their supporters.

  4. mh

    BREAKING: AT LEAST 11 DEAD, SEVERAL OTHERS SHOT AT PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE

    Gunman shouted, ‘All J*ws must die,’ according to police

    https://www.infowars.com/breaking-7-dead-several-others-shot-at-pittsburgh-synagogue/

    This story doesn’t seem to be getting the same media coverage as fake bombs targeting Democrats and their supporters.

  5. DrBeauGan

    This story doesn’t seem to be getting the same media coverage as fake bombs targeting Democrats and their supporters.

    Maybe the loon is a democrat.

  6. Old School Conservative

    He accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of pandering to the right wing of the Liberal Party

    Jimmy is simply parroting the current “meme” of the left. No original thought there from the working class man.

  7. notafan

    Why white supremacists, Catholics and muslims?

    There is no jihad in Catholicism and ‘white supremacists’ are but a molehill to Islam’s mountain.

    White supremacists, such as they are, are just a small number of people who think skin tone and culture are one and the same.

    The vast majority of racists live on the left, they are the ones moaning about white privilege.

    We cannot change history and the gifts endowed to the west because it embraced (Catholic) Christianity cannot be untruthed because it hurts someone’s feelings.

  8. I am bespoke

    The vast majority of racists live on the left, they are the ones moaning about white privilege.

    And openly display the soft bigotry of low expectations.

  9. C.L.

    ABC Online celebrates:

    Tasmania’s first female bricklaying apprentice paving her way.

    Holiness and piety find their way on to building sites:

    Push for more women to take up bricklaying

    He said he thought 15 more apprentice bricklayers were needed in Tasmania.

    “Everybody is competing for those trades, and as we all know brick is coming back into fashion now,” he said.

    Mr Sassin said women could help fill the void.

    “I think from this point on through the future we’ll see a much more integrated gender balance … and I’m pleased to see that,” he said.

    He said there had been a change in culture on building sites.

    “The old wolf whistles — those days are gone and they’re frowned upon and there are very strict rules on site.”

  10. John Constantine

    Old ‘Top Gear’ repeat on foxtel.

    For a joke, Clarkson asks his audience to put their hands up if anybody there owns anything made in Australia.

    Not one hand raised.

    Then he reveals that they are reviewing a car made in Australia. See, it was an old repeat.

    Be interesting to see a Q and A program where a guest asks the slavering throng to raise their hand if anybody in the entire abc regiment of resentment audience is employed making anything for export.

    Mass importing millions of welfare clients for State services, funded by Chicom indulgence debt, means we don’t have to work making things anymore, as long as we keep blowing up australias ability to run an industrial economy, the tyrant for life of all the chicoms will fund us transforming into a decolonialised welfare plantation,

    Importing millions of people willing to live in dogboxes and be jammed like carless sardines into public transport tin cans and vote for decolonialisation is Our Strength.

    Comrade Maaaaaaates.

  11. egg_

    Push for more women to take up bricklaying

    Vags come in handy – or is that Third World only bricklaying?

  12. egg_

    Then he reveals that they are reviewing a car made in Australia.

    IIRC their glass topped coffee table was a Chev LS1 V8 for years (as fitted to the original Vauxhall VRX8 = VE SS Commodore).

  13. zyconoclast

    It’s like a Haitian clown car

  14. Bill Thompson

    Outside Insiders – Thanks to Phil & Mark for engaging with me in a battle of wits… which sadly from my perspective usually amounts to unarmed combat.

    https://youtu.be/K9vy2RgvsSE

  15. Old School Conservative

    JC
    #2850577, posted on October 27, 2018 at 9:13 pm
    No seriously, a 5000 square foot, US$624,000 RV

    With luxury like that on display, no wonder there is a caravan of Hondurans headed for the US.

  16. egg_

    Importing millions of people willing to live in dogboxes and be jammed like carless sardines into public transport tin cans and vote for decolonialisation is Our Strength.

    Currently working with subcontinentals designing/making carriages for subcontinentals – bonus!

  17. John Constantine

    The next question for their abc Q and A audience after asking them to put up their hand if they work making products for export, is to ask their abc audience if they even know anybody that works making things for export.

    Exporting Fashionable Revolutionary Decolonialisation Theory is not a product and does not count.

    Comrades.

  18. zyconoclast

    High-flying career women are refusing to ‘marry down’ despite struggling to find a Mr Right with similar earning power and intelligence

    For women marriage often involves ‘marrying up’ but as personal fortunes have increased, expectations have failed to adjust.

    The study said: ‘Unmarried women, on average, are looking for a man who has an income that is about 66% higher and a likelihood of having a college degree that is about 49% higher than what is available.’

    In their working paper, Mismatches in the Marriage Market, they assume that unmarried women are searching for men similar to those already married.

  19. woolfe

    I suppose there would be no miners in the Q&A audience John?

  20. egg_

    The next question for their abc Q and A audience

    Will the next Q&A be a Bollywood musical, where snowcone is Buddha?

  21. zyconoclast

    Education as Reeducation
    School reformers embrace junk science and performative wokeness

    UnboundEd CEO Kate Gerson opened the institute, telling the assembled: “If you are under the impression that there are good white people and bad white people, you’re wrong.” Gerson informed her charges that racial biases are pervasive, universal, and something “you cannot be cured from.”

    For this reason, UnboundEd’s training in reading and math instruction is “grounded in conversations about the roles that race, bias and prejudice play in our schools and classrooms.” Its Standards Institute prepares educators to be “Equity Change-Agents.” To become one, participants are told, they must first acknowledge that “we are part of a systematically racist system of education” and recognize that “we have participated in this paradigm through instruction and pedagogy.” As its “Bias Toolkit” explains, UnboundEd sees its mission as “disrupting patterns of implicit bias, privilege, and racism in ourselves, our organization, and in the education field.”

    UnboundEd is not the brainchild of some education school. Rather, it boasts an impressive list of reform-minded “partners,” including the likes of Achieve­ment Network, The New Teacher Project, Leading Educators, New Leaders, and Student Achievement Partners — not counting the charter-school networks that ship teachers to its institutes. As of 2017, UnboundEd had pocketed more than $20 million in philanthropy — including millions from New Profit, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Hewlett Foundation, and more than $11 million from the Gates Foundation.

  22. Shy Ted

    Tasmania’s first female bricklaying apprentice paving her way.
    And here’s the finished product.

  23. DrBeauGan

    Holiness and piety find their way on to building sites:

    Push for more women to take up bricklaying

    I’m not big on piety of any description, but lefty pieties make me gag.

    If a chick has noticed that building sites have a very favourable male to female ratio, good on her. And she may enjoy being wolf-whistled. Only a leftie would assume she’d hate it.

  24. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    School reformers embrace junk science and performative wokeness

    Chairman Mao would be very proud.

  25. Snoopy

    Further to CL’s girl brickie link, here is the HIA’s Rick Sassin. Remind you of anyone?

    Spooky.

  26. egg_

    Rick Sassin

    Wop architect knows all about building site decorum?

  27. Silly old bugger Paul Kelly telling Speers that Trump’s robust stand against China is both right and wrong for Australia.
    These sad lefty toddlers still can’t see that big daddy USA provides the shelter and security they enjoy.
    Paul refuses to see the Chicom gulags and that’s fine by him.

  28. Baldrick

    According to TheirABC:

    City officials said the (Synagogue) shooting was being investigated as a federal hate crime. It comes amid a rash of high-profile attacks in an increasingly divided country, including the series of pipe bombs mailed over the past week to prominent Democrats and former officials.
    The social media site Gab.com said the alleged shooter had a profile on its website, which is popular with far-right extremists.

    Apparently, another crazed Trump lover.

  29. DrBeauGan

    You know, the theory that the dzhwz are secretly running the world isn’t entirely dotty. I mean, they’ve got scads of nobel prizes, so they must be pretty smart.

    Nobody would think Muslims are secretly running the world.

  30. stackja

    The Biggest Defeat in Our Nation’s History’—The Cuban Missile Crisis
    Humberto Fontova

    Those who think “Fake News” started with Trump’s term and the media’s “slobbering love affair” with a U.S. president started during Obama’s should have seen John F. Kennedy’s term.

    Imagine Obama’s term with no Fox News, internet, social media or talk radio. Imagine press conferences where the reverence and adulation for Sarah Huckabee Sanders surpasses anything Hillary Clinton gets as a guest on The View. That’s about what JFK and his press secretary Pierre Salinger enjoyed.

    And tragically, the fairy tales Kennedy’s court scribes (with their adoring media cohorts of the time) concocted about JFK’s Pattonesque handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis (56 years ago this week) prevail in media/academic circles even today.

    In fact, that Khrushchev swept the floor with cowed Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis was mainstream conservative conclusion throughout much of the Cold War. Richard Nixon and Barry Goldwater, for instance, represented opposite poles of the Republican establishment of their time.

    “We locked Castro’s communism into Latin America and threw away the key to its removal,” growled Barry Goldwater about the JFK’s Missile Crisis “solution.”

    “Kennedy pulled defeat out of the jaws of victory,” complained Richard Nixon. “Then gave the Soviets squatters rights in our backyard.”

    Generals Curtis Le May and Maxwell Taylor represented opposite poles of the military establishment.

    “The biggest defeat in our nation’s history!” bellowed Air Force chief Curtis Lemay while whacking his fist on his desk upon learning the details of the deal.

    “We missed the big boat,” complained Gen. Maxwell Taylor after learning of same.

  31. DrBeauGan

    The social media site Gab.com said the alleged shooter had a profile on its website, which is popular with far-right extremists.

    Gab has free speech and consequently whackos of all descriptions, including anti-Semites and fundamentalist Christians.

  32. Armadillo

    The social media site Gab.com said the alleged shooter had a profile on its website, which is popular with far-right extremists.

    By that standard, if mOnts decides to go on a rampage, the Conservatives and Cory Bernardi will be guilty as charged.

    It’s not unusual for political junkies from either side of politics to frequent opposition websites or Twitter feeds. The reporting on this is nonsense.

  33. Baldrick

    Naturally this post of Bowers didn’t feature at all on TheirABC’s website:

    Robert Bowers @onedingo
    Trump is a globalist, not a nationalist.
    There is no #MAGA as long as there is a kike infestation.
    #Qanon is here to get patriots that were against martial law in the 90’s to be the ones begging for it now to drain muh swamp.
    But go ahead and keep saying you’re #Winning

  34. Rae

    Even within a small group there is room for a bodyguard or three. Ghurkas I have been told. If it is important I could spend some time to get Chapter and Verse about it.

    Are you ex-infantry?

    Keyboard warrior.

  35. Baldrick

    Naturally this post of Bowers didn’t feature at all on TheirABC’s website:

    Robert Bowers @onedingo
    Trump is a globalist, not a nationalist.
    There is no #MAGA as long as there is a ki-ke infestation.
    #Qanon is here to get patriots that were against martial law in the 90’s to be the ones begging for it now to drain muh swamp.
    But go ahead and keep saying you’re #Winning

  36. OldOzzie

    Sayoc Accusation Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

    Something still doesn’t pass the smell test. In a moment of time where merely wearing a “MAGA” hat can get you fired, beat up, or merely harangued out of your favorite eatery, we are asked to believe that Cesar Altieri Sayoc was allowed to drive around safely in a van abundantly and meticulously adorned with pro-Trump stickers and a few depicting his personal animus toward the usual anti-Trump suspects, all of their colors vibrant, un-faded in the semitropical Florida sun.

    The van was never overturned or torched wherever he parked or drove it. No tires were ever slashed, no windows were ever smashed in with a baseball bat. It was never even keyed. And there it was in pristine condition, undamaged and ready for its close-up before a media avid to blame President Trump for Sayoc’s actions.

    Why would an ardent or, as the media will say, “unhinged” Trump supporter, watching, as the rest of us have, the so-called “blue wave” break up before it reaches shore amidst a roaring economy and widespread outrage over the treatment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the oncoming illegal alien caravan invasion, do something so idiotic, something that could only slow the Trump train and help Democrats blame “both sides” and Trump’s allegedly “toxic rhetoric”

    One observer asked the obvious question:

    Why does Cesar Sayoc, the alleged “MAGABomber”, follow mainly liberals on Twitter and have a van covered in brand new pro-President Donald Trump stickers? It’s as if he isn’t a supporter and wants it pinned on the president.

    Another asked

    A noted pundit made another observation that is curious:

    Cesar Sayoc — the alleged mail bomber — had Trump stickers all over his vehicle. But on Twitter, he only follows 32 people — many of whom are left-wingers like Lina Dunham, Barack Obama and Jimmy Kimmel. What gives?

    Indeed, what gives? Before we haul down the false flag, it might be worth trying to answer that question. It just doesn’t make sense, but maybe Sayoc is a few fries short of a happy meal and logic does not apply.

  37. John Constantine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utf7bqBLA4k

    From Outsiders, killary of their Clinton crime cartel ‘jokes’ about killing her enemies with dronestrikes.

  38. OldOzzie

    Introducing ‘BLEXIT: The black exit from the Democrat Party’

    Exclusive: Candace Owens Explains ‘In My Own Words’

    When I uploaded my first video onto YouTube one year ago, I entitled it “Mom, Dad, I’m a Conservative.”

    It was a two-minute satirical stab at the social exiling that many Americans face when they announce their conservatism to friends and family.

    Soon thereafter I would discover that for black Americans, the punishment that awaits is far worse than any social exile: it is a full-court social lynching.

    Search the name of any prominent black conservative and peruse the words written by liberal journalists:

    Dr. Ben Carson is a “porch monkey”

    Larry Elder is but an “Uncle Tom”

    Kanye West is “in the sunken place”

    Clarence Thomas is “a womanizer”

    I have been branded a self-hating black, Nazi-sympathizer and rather astonishingly — a white supremacist.

    The underlying sentiments are clear; black people are meant to think and act within the confines of what white liberals deem acceptable.

    But while in the past the threat of slander has worked to lag the spreading of black conservatism, over this last year, I have observed something of the opposite effect.

    In fact, what many have misdiagnosed as political tension between two ideologically disparate groups is actually something far greater, far more deep-rooted, and much more likely to alter the trajectory of this country as we know it.

    Across America, black people are beginning to question political orthodoxy. We have been quietly building an ecosystem of free thinkers and at long last, the intellectual dam is breaking.

    This unique moment will come to be known as BLEXIT: the black exit from the Democrat party.

  39. John Constantine

    Outsiders raises the corruption of paying the Clinton crime foundation truckloads of Australian money.

    Mentions the mainstream media Omerta on protecting their own.

    A simple chart comparing the wealth of Australian politicians before and after politics would be handy.

    Those that sold Australia out in one column and those that didn’t in another.

    Could be done over a stubby of beer.

    The Rum Corp of the Sydney convict settlement were gentlemen compared to the traitor wormtongue lickspittles Australia produces in the final years of our Downfall.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  40. John Constantine

    Out of interest, is there an online easy to find listing of politicians disclosure of financial interests when they first enter parliament?.

    Follow the money, comrades.

  41. Bushkid

    Tom
    #2850697, posted on October 28, 2018 at 4:10 am
    Week In Pictures.

    Excellent! Thank you Tom. I particularly like the Elizabeth Warren mail “bomb”, and the stolen giant inflatable colon, but the “tactical ride-on” mower takes the cake for me. 🙂 Cheers!

  42. Robber Baron

    “The old wolf whistles — those days are gone and they’re frowned upon and there are very strict rules on site.”

    I hope the most militant butch lezzos infest the building industry.

  43. Wow. Watching Insiders. Attention turns to Religious freedom. Claim that gay teachers are now the issue. Mark Riley pipes in saying that there were gay teachers when he was at school. They hid it while being in Holy Orders, and ends with a ‘Get real’. Setting that idiotic argument aside, are these clowns really saying that schools must employ or continue to employ staff that openly contradict their raison d’etre?

  44. candy

    Sayoc seems a low IQ person, fallen through the cracks and living in a van.

    The fact that he decorated his van so meticulously and a Trump supporter and hooked onto that idea, driving around in the decorated van embarrassing his family might have made him estranged from family even more and apart from everyday life. I don’t see “evil”. Something really sad and childish or stupid, but not evil.

  45. OldOzzie

    Tom

    thanks for Week in Pictures

    A couple stand out

    1. So you’re saying that after 2 years of violent attacks people on the right suddenly choose the last 2 weeks before an election to get violent

    2. David Alexrod Obama Advisor on how they do it in Chicago

    3. You have to open it to see whats in it (Guess Who?)

    and finally a Cartoon

    Linus and Lucy

  46. stackja

    Ireland votes to end blasphemy law
    By Michael McHugh, Press Association, Reuters
    an hour ago

    Ireland’s blasphemy referendum is a small step towards creating a 21st century constitution, prime minister Leo Varadkar says.

    The anticipated result, removing the term from the state’s official statement of values, marks the latest sign of Ireland’s decades-long social liberalisation from a deeply-Catholic and conservative society to an increasingly secular one.

    Varadkar said the change was approved by around 70 per cent of the electorate during Friday’s vote.

    “It is very much part of an ongoing campaign in many ways to reform our constitution, to make it a 21st century constitution or a 21st century Republic.”

    He placed the public poll among a series of reforms beginning in the 1960’s when the state removed the special place of the Catholic Church from the constitution and including enshrining marriage equality and giving women the right to choose abortion.

    “This is the next small step in what is a very big deal, which is the reform of our constitution, so the next set of referenda are pencilled in for May.”

    Removing the reference to blasphemy was backed by a Catholic Church which has sustained severe reputational damage from decades of clerical sex abuse.

    Nobody has been prosecuted for the offence in Ireland since 1855, in connection with an alleged case of Bible-burning.

    Blasphemy was defined as publishing or uttering something “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion”.

    Anybody found guilty could face a 25,000 euro ($A40,283) fine.

    Ireland has also voted to re-elect its president, Michael D. Higgins, for a second term.

    Higgins easily won re-election to the largely ceremonial role with 56 per cent of the vote, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

  47. DrBeauGan

    dover_beach
    #2850778, posted on October 28, 2018 at 10:01 am
    Wow. Watching Insiders.

    That’ll larn yer.

  48. Tom

    Though she doesn’t know it, Candace Owens is the current love of my (fantasy) life. However, on the Sunday racing Wrap on racing.com (Foxtel channel 529), I’m currently watching the sexiest girl on Australian TV, Grace Ramage (that’s her Twitter pic — she’s even prettier without the goggles).

  49. John Constantine

    Big Crony Money donating to Labor to enable the looting of taxpayers.

    Outsiders mention again the reuirement to be legislated into law by their shorten looting cartel for the entire Australian economy to cut carbon by 45%.

    As a grazier, the regulatory burden of complying with cutting my sheep emissions by 45% is terrible to consider.

    The financial and criminal penalties of failing to correctly draw up and implement management plans to progress Stalinisation of Sheep are worse.

    The 45% cuts economy wide can only be progressed by complete central planning control, enforced by crippling crushing compliance costs upon the Unsound.

    Can I sell out and go buy a ranch in Wyoming?.

    Montana?

    Comrades?.

  50. DrBeauGan

    Though she doesn’t know it, Candace Owens is the current love of my (fantasy) life.

    I just posted a message on blexit.com telling her she is a darling. Beat you to it, Tom.

    I also said how great it is to see people thinking for themselves.

  51. John Constantine

    http://www.pgai.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Managing-safety-in-agriculture_Aug-2017_v3.pdf

    The penalties for failing to prepare and comply with Safe Farms legislation are included.

    Why would they have any lesser penalties for failing to comply with Stalinism through Safe Climate legislation?.

    Comrades?.

  52. OldOzzie

    Oops Sorry – slight update

    OldOzzie
    #2850781, posted on October 28, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Tom

    thanks for Week in Pictures

    A couple stand out

    1. So you’re saying that after two years of violent Leftists attacks people on the Right suddenly choose the last 2 weeks before an election to get violent

  53. Tel

    The social media site Gab.com said the alleged shooter had a profile on its website, which is popular with far-right extremists.

    Weird how the unbiased ABC just deleted the bit about how Bowers really hated Trump. I guess they figured the people of Australia only need to know a little bit of information here and there.

    Bowers also had a Twitter account, but strangely that doesn’t get mentioned either.

    Almost like they are setting up a narrative or something.

  54. John Constantine

    A question to ask their abc Q and A audience would be [ after the raise your hand if you work in Australia making things for export question] would be:

    Raise your hand if you work for the State, enforcing compliance upon people who DO work making things for export.

    Comrades.

  55. Hay Stockard

    GoogleRae,
    Well done . You thought that one out of your own head in less than 12 hours? How’s the skin cap? Doxing creepy crawly.

  56. calli

    Push for more women to take up bricklaying

    Bricklaying for trannies. Unless they design smaller bricks, not going to happen. A woman’s handspan is only so wide.

  57. OldOzzie

    I am bespoke
    #2850787, posted on October 28, 2018 at 10:12 am

    How to Talk Australian reminds me of

    1966 Movie They’re A Weird Mob

    PS you can download the youtube movie above using MediaHuman YouTube Downloader

  58. C.L.

    Why would a low IQ toilet roundsman like Mark Riley be on a nationally broadcast current affairs chat show?

  59. C.L.

    ABC Online: damaged Western women are now buying dolls to go with their colour-in books …

    Blythe dolls: stealing the hearts of middle-aged women across the globe.

    Lorraine Robinson is 54 and a self-proclaimed “absolute nutter” and addict for the Blythe doll.

    “I never go anywhere without taking my girls. I take them everywhere. We go on holidays, we have lots of adventures. I take photographs and then share them with the Blythe community on social media,” she said…

    My children have had a lot of things throughout their life — this is my time.

    “Spending money on my dolls is my thing … I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs, I don’t really do clothes for myself, but I spend hours in my dolly room looking at dresses, putting new outfits on them and then taking photos — there’s just so much joy in it.”

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Labor may allow asylum-seekers transferred to Australia for medical treatment to be settled

    Rick Morton
    Social Affairs Reporter
    @SquigglyRick
    An hour ago October 28, 2018
    5 Comments

    Labor would examine asylum-seekers who are transferred to Australia for medical treatment on a “case-by-case basis” to see if they should be settled in the community as MPs reiterate support for a New Zealand resettlement deal.

    Opposition industrial relations spokesman Brendan O’Connor told Sky News this morning the party is willing to make a deal that bans those refugees from ever returning to Australia if it means getting children off Nauru.

    “If we are left with the option that they stay languishing in a detention centre or we can get people to New Zealand to be settled then of course we should be looking at the latter,” he said.

    “Certainly we’ve said in relation to (this) our position has been that we will confine Scott Morrison’s proposition to those detainees in Nauru if they go to New Zealand, if we contain that prohibition to those. It is interesting to note, however, that there is no similar prohibition for those who have been settled in the United States but frankly we cannot continue to play petty politics with the lives of children.”

    From the Oz. Stand by for the reintroduction of the open borders policy.

  61. C.L.

    Confirmed: synagogue shooter believes Trump is controlled by the J-ws.
    A garden variety leftist, then.

  62. cohenite

    ABC Online: damaged Western women are now buying dolls to go with their colour-in books …

    Blythe dolls: stealing the hearts of middle-aged women across the globe.

    That is fucking creepy.

    In other news irrelevant little johnny howard offers his solution to the woes of the libs:

    Thus the Liberal Party needs the broad church more than ever before. The party I hold dear must have a widely based appeal that ­rejects special interest groups and always projects a sense of balance. This, and an emphasis on the central role of the family, as well as the place of small business in the life of the nation, is most likely to deliver political success.

    What the libs need is guts, conviction and clear anti-green policies. Currently they have none.

  63. calli

    Yes, the Blythe dolls are a “thing”, as is wiping the hideous faces off modern dolls with a solvent and doing re-paints to look like actual humans.

    They sell for a motza too.

  64. mh

    …we are asked to believe that Cesar Altieri Sayoc was allowed to drive around safely in a van abundantly and meticulously adorned with pro-Trump stickers and a few depicting his personal animus toward the usual anti-Trump suspects, all of their colors vibrant, un-faded in the semitropical Florida sun.

    The van was never overturned or torched wherever he parked or drove it. No tires were ever slashed, no windows were ever smashed in with a baseball bat. It was never even keyed. And there it was in pristine condition, undamaged and ready for its close-up before a media avid to blame President Trump for Sayoc’s actions.

    Maybe Trump is simply the most popular President ever following all the winning. Everyone loves him.

  65. Dr Faustus

    Outsiders mention again the reuirement to be legislated into law by their shorten looting cartel for the entire Australian economy to cut carbon by 45%.

    A carbon cut of 45% across the board spells the end of the female brickie.

    Bricks; half-fired, crumbling and water soluble.
    Cement: half-kilned and not quite cementitious.

    Why does Shorten so hate vertical opportunities for women?

  66. Rae

    Well done . You thought that one out of your own head in less than 12 hours?

    12 seconds, Hun. Not even.

    How’s the skin cap?

    Dunno. The Eyeties don’t like it in the morning, so some say.

  67. C.L.

    Powerful, manly prayer offered by Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow at the invitation of President Trump:

    https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1056273443040182273

  68. Senile Old Guy

    Labor would examine asylum-seekers who are transferred to Australia for medical treatment on a “case-by-case basis” to see if they should be settled in the community as MPs reiterate support for a New Zealand resettlement deal.

    ALP will be open borders within weeks of winning government. And nothing Shorten says can be trusted.

  69. OldOzzie

    I tried Trump’s daily routine for a week — and I don’t know how he does it
    Shana Lebowitz

    I tried President Donald Trump’s daily schedule for a week.

    Each day, I woke up at 5:30 a.m. for “executive time,” got to work at 11 a.m., and tried to watch four hours of cable news.

    Ultimately, I discovered that the president’s routine doesn’t work for me.

    I am exhausted. Still exhausted, I should say.

    I’ve recently recovered from a week of trying President Donald Trump’s daily routine.

    Based on articles in Axios and in The New York Times, I pieced together Trump’s schedule and did what I could to replicate it for five workdays.

    I don’t know how he does it. Here’s how it went.

    The experiment

  70. Dr Faustus

    Outsiders mention again the reuirement to be legislated into law by their shorten looting cartel for the entire Australian economy to cut carbon by 45%.

    A carbon cut of 45% across the board spells the end of the female brickie.

    Bricks; crumbling and water soluble.
    Cement: not quite cementitious.

    Why does Shorten so hate vertical opportunities for women?

  71. Dr Faustus

    Inexplicable moderation test.

  72. I am bespoke

    OldOzzie
    #2850795, posted on October 28, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Cheers

  73. Hay Stockard

    GoogleRae,
    Notice you didn’t deny being a doxing creepy crawly..

  74. Entropy

    C.L.
    #2850796, posted on October 28, 2018 at 10:28 am
    Why would a low IQ toilet roundsman like Mark Riley be on a nationally broadcast current affairs chat show

    He is not the only partisan twerp in the press gallery, but he is probably the most unprofessional.
    Two incidents provide all the evidence he is not worth feeding:
    The heavily edited fabrication and misrepresentation of Abbott’s Afghanistan visit where Abbott demonstrated greater self control that Riley deserved; and the NPC question of Gillard: “how can we [the press] help?”
    Rather than report and let us make up our own minds, this ‘journalist’ thinks he should promote policy without the tedium of being elected.

  75. stackja

    Three allegedly overdose outside Metro Theatre in CBD
    Henry Lynch, The Daily Telegraph
    October 28, 2018 8:37am
    Subscriber only

    THREE people have allegedly overdosed on illicit drugs outside the same Sydney CBD venue overnight.

    Sydney City police were called to the Metro Theatre on George St following reports of multiple suspected drug overdoses.

    Greens?

  76. calli

    Thus the Liberal Party needs the broad church more than ever before.

    I agree.

    Trouble is, only the left hand pews are available. The ones on the right hand side of the aisle are barricaded off.

  77. C.L.

    I see the “asylum-seeker” lobby (including political medicos and the ALP) have sneaked the word “psychological” into the conversation about medical dispensations for the detained. This is the trick they used to normalise and legalise abortion. It means that even if you haven’t got an actual serious illness or medical emergency (and chances are, you don’t), a psychologist will find an ‘illness’ or ‘condition’ to green-light your queue-jumping entry to Australia.

  78. areff

    I want that cane sofa the doll ladies are sitting on. Have been trying to find one like that at a reasonable price for a couple of years. Exactly matches the chairs I’ve got.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-28/the-weird-and-wonderful-world-of-blythe-dolls/10418518

  79. H B Bear

    Labor may allow asylum-seekers transferred to Australia for medical treatment to be settled

    Here we go again. The moral vanity of the Left at work. People smuggling will be one of the few growth industries under a Peanut Head government.

  80. C.L.

    I’ve never understood this codswallop about the merits of a “broad church.”
    It’s the kind of milquetoast syncretism you’d expect from a lapsed Methodist plonker like John Howard. There is nothing narrow about an exclusive and strict commitment to principles, precepts and dogma. It is the polity as a whole that can and, arguably, should be broad.

  81. Geriatric Mayfly

    I see the “asylum-seeker” lobby (including political medicos and the ALP) have sneaked the word “psychological” into the conversation about medical dispensations for the detained.

    On the same level of lurk as the soft tissue injury and workers’ compensation. Invisible, and can only be diagnosed by the ‘sufferer’ with a bit of help from dodgy medicos and m’ learn’d friends to become an established malady.

  82. stackja

    Senile Old Guy
    #2850809, posted on October 28, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Kev 07 said strong borders during election campaign. Kev 07 elected. And borders opened. Then the boats started. Julair Darwin harbour patrol boat stunt. ALP can’t be trusted.

  83. OldOzzie

    Georgetown Prep after the Smear

    GEORGETOWN PREP: THE MEDIA CIRCUS IS GONE, BUT THE DAMAGE IS DONE.

    On the afternoon of Thursday, September 13, as parents arrived at our school to pick up students, a journalist from a major network camouflaged herself among them, avoiding identification at our front gate. She was subsequently found snooping around the halls of our main building and was escorted off campus. She later apologized.

    But others soon followed. One reporter from a national newspaper deceived his way into our library so that he could rummage through old yearbooks. Some of our alumni had news crews staked out in front of their houses. Reporters were even harassing their elderly parents, tracking down home addresses and banging on doors, demanding interviews.

    Journalists phoned us by the dozens, mostly demanding to know how long we had presided over a circus of drug and alcohol abuse, misogyny, and criminality. At least these reporters gave us the courtesy of a call. Many other national media outlets simply ran archly critical stories without bothering to contact us at all.

    Instead of presenting a three-dimensional view of culture at Georgetown Prep and the type of young men it produces, reporters took up amateur cryptology, attempting decode the obscure meanings of yearbook citations from 35 years in the past. One of America’s most distinguished magazines, The New Yorker, even aired speculation that one such allusion may “refer[] to the practice of anally ingesting alcohol or drugs” — a lunacy that was swiftly repeated by many other publications. We were in contact with a reporter for a national newspaper, working on a long-form story about Prep in the 1980s. He intended to debunk this particular unfounded rumor, among others, that he knew to be false from his own time as a Prep student. He had other named sources to back him up. Of course, as the Senate hearings and the attendant fervor wound down, his editors opted not to print his story.

    Nobody at Georgetown Prep expects special pity in light of these experiences. Indeed, the problem is that almost any institution could be broadly caricatured in the underhanded way we have. Find examples of human failing or sin, declare that a pervasive culture exists, and then add an indignant denunciation that it was allowed to happen.

    A Fascinating read as to why the Media is “Fake News”

  84. cuckoo

    Stephanie March, ABC correspondent, keeps repeating on TV that Trump has repeatedly called for violence against his critics. Any ideas what she’s referring to?

    In the same breath she claimed that Trump has offered to pay the legal bills of any of his supporters who assault journalists. Citation, anyone?

    Let’s not forget that Obama ‘joked’ about assassinating the Jonas brothers:
    “The Jonas Brothers are here; they’re out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But boys, don’t get any ideas. I have two words for you, ‘predator drones.’ You will never see it coming. You think I’m joking.”

    (Yes, I know, he actually was joking, and I thought it was one of his better efforts. But you get my point.)

  85. Tom

    Why would a low IQ toilet roundsman like Mark Riley be on a nationally broadcast current affairs chat show?

    Well, for one thing, it tells viewers of the 6pm news on Channel Seven that nothing he reports from Canberra can be believed because it’s coated in the same anti-public-interest treacle that makes the ABC a billion-dollar Green-left propaganda service.

    Footnote: because Channel Nein have become worse than Fakefacts since they hired Chris Ulmann from the ABC, whose daily anti-Coalition hit pieces disguise the fact he is married to a Liars MP (which Nein has never acknowledged), I’ve switched to Channel Stokes at 6pm. Apart from Riley’s leftist fantasies from Canberra, it’s very good, often breaking local stories — not just following the news agenda, which TV news is notorious for. Nein’s reputation as a news leader is a decade out of date.

  86. calli

    There is nothing narrow about an exclusive and strict commitment to principles, precepts and dogma.

    Depends on how narrow it is. Being kicked out because you don’t agree with every little detail makes you the Labor party.

    At present the Liberals are circling the drain widdershins.

  87. John Constantine

    If the line had any cunning, they would introduce aboriginal seats tied to tribal land, empowering outback conservative Christian Slim Dusty aboriginals, not urban godless commo Elizabeth warren activists.

    Or shorten will branch stack it his way.

    Otherwise eighty million imported voters will look down on indigenous peoples and shrug:

    “They no work, They no eat.”

  88. egg_

    Why would a low IQ toilet roundsman like Mark Riley be on a nationally broadcast current affairs chat show

    Riley looks to be a Ron Burgundy more fond of his mirror than teh Scrote.

  89. John Constantine

    Libs, not line.

    Godless commo peoples liberation army slave labour phone.

  90. Myrddin Seren

    Sidebar comment at Ace’s on Kurt Schlicter’s new book:

    I started reading Kurt Schlichter’s Militant Normals today, at the doctor. (No, a regular appointment I had put off for a while.)

    The book is great. It’s a lot of stuff I’ve been pushing for years — that this current fight is chiefly about class interest not ideology, with the so-called “elites” of both left and right deciding to put aside their relatively minor ideological squabbles to vindicate their unifying conviction that they were MADE to RULE THE RUBES.

    But he puts in a lot of stuff I hadn’t thought of. One point he makes over and over again: the so-called “Elite” is not merely determined to rule us; they actively capital-H Hate us.

    In earlier decades, they could pretend to like us; but now their hatred for us is so palpable (and so self-defining, to a would-be member of a fake aristocracy) as to be unsuppressable, and they cannot even pretend to hold us in anything other than impolite contempt.

    Hence the way people like Bill Kristol, Tom Nichols (himself actually a running from a lower-class upbringing, I hear, determined to prove he belongs with the high-born) go out of their way to make Gaudy, Conspicuous Contempt of the “Non-Elite” their chief “political” value.

    We’ve committed the ultimate, unpardonable sin against them — We have looked upon them and come away completely unimpressed. They can’t forget that and they won’t forgive it.

    I’m only three chapters in, but so far, really good. Can’t guarantee it’ll be good all the way through, but definitely at least download the sample and see what you think.

    ..the so-called “Elite” is not merely determined to rule us; they actively capital-H Hate us.

    They go to watch ‘The Hunger Games’ and wonder why everyone is cheering for that nasty anarchist chick in black with the bow, instead of nice President Snow and his model society ??

  91. stackja

    OldOzzie
    #2850826, posted on October 28, 2018 at 11:01 am
    Georgetown Prep after the Smear

    Have Democrats schools ever been ‘investigated’? Yes. I know.

  92. woolfe

    Paywallian on US shooting incident

    So Sandy posts:
    The shooter is clearly an alt-right nutjob, yet you bang on about the left. In fact, you don’t even bother addressing the story at hand.

    And I reply
    He is actually of your team and posted on Social Media he would never vote for Trump. But what is truth when you barrack for a side?

    Which of course was rejected.

  93. H B Bear

    I’ve never understood this codswallop about the merits of a “broad church.”

    Any party that purports to be able to accommodate people like Chrissy Pyne and Zimmerman alongside people like Andrew Hastie is so devoid of core values it has no right to exist.

    And hopefully soon it won’t.

  94. JC

    There are some really demented evil fucks in America.

  95. Confused Old Misfit

    There are some really demented evil fucks in America.

    The black helicopters of the elite’s enforcers cannot find them all!

  96. Roger

    The Liberals are proving themselves unable to differentiate their product from that of the ALP and even veering close to the Greens. The rot started with John Howard and his “broad church” approach…

    Alan Moran at Quadrant On-line, in case anyone missed it.

  97. Cassie of Sydney

    I will post more in depth later on my thoughts about when happened in Pittsburgh…….at the moment, like all J*ws and all good people on this planet, I am very distressed and heartbroken about what has happened….anti-Semitism has never gone away.

    This morning I have been listening to Shlomo Carlebach….his aching voice reaches out to me especially in a time of great pain….he one of my favourite Hasidic singers…he passed away 20 years ago…..in Hasidic Judaism, song and singing is a form of prayer itself. I hope my links work…they were filmed in Israel in the early 1970s

    https://youtu.be/ITstpCVtDN8

    https://youtu.be/TxPZ56tUbaw
    Sorry, I am very upset

  98. Cassie of Sydney

    Chasidism get their name from the Hebrew word “Chesed” which means love or kindness. They are gentle people.

  99. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    She who dares wins: women break into UK special forces
    24 Comments

    The UK’s special forces have been opened up to female applicants in a move that will allow women to serve in every role in the British military for the first time.

    Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said yesterday that from this week “for the first time in its history, our armed forces will be determined by ability alone and not gender”.

    He paid tribute to the women who had led the way with exemplary service in the armed forces for more than 100 years, working in a variety of specialist and vital roles.

    The move was met with scorn by sceptics. Richard Kemp, who commanded British forces in Afghanistan in 2003, claimed it would “cost lives”. The presence of even a single woman in a team of men on the frontline could lead to divisiveness and undermine teamwork, which in turn could directly cause casualties, he said.

    Mr Williamson made his announcement at a land power demonstration on Salisbury Plain that involved some of the first 35 women to have joined the Royal Armoured Corps since the ban on female tank crew was lifted in 2016.

    Lance Corporal Kat Dixon, 28, the first female tank gunner in the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, said that she would not respond to sceptics such as Colonel Kemp. She would “just prove them wrong”.

    Under the new policy, women already serving in the British Army are now able to transfer into infantry roles, which includes special forces. In 2016 the ban on women signing up for frontline, close-combat roles was lifted. It followed recognition women had in effect been serving on the frontline for years in Afghanistan and Iraq in roles such as attack helicopter pilots, medics and engineers.

    From the Oz. Be interesting to see if the physical fitness tests are the same.

  100. Snoopy

    National Press Club = NPC

    So true.

  101. Confused Old Misfit

    Pittsburgh, the useful idiots of so called American journalism and liberal j3wery will find a way to focus odium on the President.

  102. egg_

    National Press Club = NPC

    Whereas Aunty is Matrix Prime.

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Coalition shouldn’t be worried about vote of no confidence on floor of parliament: Wilkie, Sharkie

    Rick Morton
    Social Affairs Reporter
    @SquigglyRick
    2 hours ago October 28, 2018
    2 Comments

    The government should not be worried about a vote of no confidence on the floor of parliament but the real test will come on major policy contests such as climate change and asylum-seekers, two independent MPs warn.

    Member for Denison Andrew Wilkie and Mayo MP Rebekha Sharkie told ABC’s Insiders this morning that “confidence” is not the issue for the government.

    “They don’t want us to go to an early election. They would like the parliament to see its full term. And I support that,” Ms Sharkie said.

    “At this stage, I’m prepared to continue that confidence in government. But I really don’t think that this is about confidence. I actually think that this is about working with the government to get some matters fixed that are critical.”

    Mr Wilkie said any vote of no-confidence would likely be won by the Coalition anyhow so the real concern isn’t “about whether it survives or falls but about particular policies.”

    “I think that the commentary about the government’s very existence being in peril is probably over-egged,” he said.

    Mr Wilkie said with “maybe six more sitting weeks” before the next federal election “there’s a possibility that we could get a shift in some really important areas.”

    “And in particular, those policy areas where most, or all of the crossbench are in agreement, and in policy areas where there’s a possibility of a couple of government backbenchers maybe growing a back bone and being prepared to cross the floor which would, as a general rule, be necessary for that procedural vote to bring on any substantive matter,” Mr Wilkie said.

    “As I understand it, all six of us crossbenchers understand the need for an integrity commission or ICAC, or something like that. And there’s other areas of policy. For example, coming back to asylum-seekers, the current situation with children on Nauru is breaking the heart of a number of Government backbenchers.”

    From the Oz. Two M.P.’s from the mendicant States have their moment of glory. And how many Australians give a rat’s ring piece about children on Nauru?

  104. Notafan

    children on Nauru

    the so called refugee children have exactly the same opportunities for school play medical care etc that native Nauruan children, quite possibly more so, in fact.

    Not to mention probably much better than wherever they came from

    They are not kept in cages

    If they were, I would care.

  105. Roger

    “As I understand it, all six of us crossbenchers understand the need for an integrity commission or ICAC, or something like that….”

    Star Chamber is the term, Mr. Wilkie.

  106. Myrddin Seren

    I see your journalist* blaming the Pittsburgh ‘gog massacre on The Donald:

    Pittsburgh, the useful idiots of so called American journalism and liberal j3wery will find a way to focus odium on the President.

    and raise you

    a journalist* blaming the police FOR the Donald:

    Can we stop gushing over law enforcement every damn time they stop a conservative extremist terrorist/mass shooter? For starters, they are simply doing their job. Secondly, and more importantly, cops are why we have Trump in the first fucking place. Blood is on their hands.

    * Editor’s Note: I now use the word ‘journalist’ as a derisive term for 3-year degree qualified ( in something ) activists who purport to ‘report’ – as opposed to old school reporters. The Media Party can be relied upon to attack just about any incumbent government in the West, from the Left.

  107. Shy Ted

    This week’ Week In Pictures is really funny. Shame none of the contributors would EVER get a job in churnalism.

  108. Snoopy

    If Nauru is such a hell hole why don’t the do gooders demanding the transfer of illegal immigrants to Australia also demand that Australia rounds up all native Nauruans and transports them to Australia. For the children.

  109. stackja

    Big Sports Breakfast Weekend Media Downloads

    Chris Waller – Sun 28/10/18
    Reflecting on the win of Winx for a fourth Cox Plate trainer Chris Waller joins the show. 8.25Mb – mp3
    Listen to Chris Waller

  110. stackja

    Snoopy
    #2850856, posted on October 28, 2018 at 11:47 am
    If Nauru is such a hell hole why don’t the do gooders demanding the transfer of illegal immigrants to Australia also demand that Australia rounds up all native Nauruans and transports them to Australia. For the children.

    Didn’t someone suggest this in the past when Nauru lost the plot over mining royalties?

  111. Ireland’s blasphemy referendum is a small step towards creating a 21st century constitution, prime minister Leo Varadkar says.

    The anticipated result, removing the term from the state’s official statement of values, marks the latest sign of Ireland’s decades-long social liberalisation from a deeply-Catholic and conservative society to an increasingly secular one.

    Varadkar said the change was approved by around 70 per cent of the electorate during Friday’s vote.

    “It is very much part of an ongoing campaign in many ways to reform our constitution, to make it a 21st century constitution or a 21st century Republic.”

    He placed the public poll among a series of reforms beginning in the 1960’s when the state removed the special place of the Catholic Church from the constitution and including enshrining marriage equality and giving women the right to choose abortion.

    “This is the next small step in what is a very big deal, which is the reform of our constitution, so the next set of referenda are pencilled in for May.”

    What has happened to Ireland this last decade is terribly sad. I can’t think of another country that has so desperately abandoned it’s distinctive character so easily in order to be desperately loved by urban bugdom.

  112. Snoopy

    Just saw on Bolt on Sunday how the ABC wilfully and totally misrepresented the Phelps HIV fake email.

    If SloMo had any ba lls he would take the axe to TheirABC (PNADT).

  113. stackja

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump

    #Walkaway Walkaway from the Democrat Party movement marches today in D.C. Congratulations to Brandon Straka for starting something very special. @foxandfriends

    7:02 AM – 27 Oct 2018

  114. Snoopy

    I can’t think of another country that has so desperately abandoned it’s distinctive character so easily in order to be desperately loved by urban bugdom.

    Just another non-financial cost of EU membership.

  115. Bill Thompson

    Outside Insiders – Nauru, negative gearing & all that jazz…

    https://youtu.be/wK7Frzgsvyk

  116. stackja

    15 crashes in 20 years: Is this our most smashed-through fence?
    Jack Morphet, The Sunday Telegraph
    October 28, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    Her Frenchs Forest home is on a stretch of Prince Charles Rd between Blackbutts Road and Adams St that forces cars to perform two quick turns, which drivers regularly underestimate and overcorrect.

  117. Confused Old Misfit

    Myrddin Seren
    #2850854, posted on October 28, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Everything that is wrong in the worlds of both liberal and conservative American elites can be laid at the feet of The Donald.
    He is just so non-PLU that he has soured the champers.

  118. lotocoti

    The Cat is getting a shout-out on 2GB.

  119. stackja

    dover_beach
    #2850859, posted on October 28, 2018 at 11:52 am

    The Church has failed to be the good shepherd. And the flock has scattered.

  120. areff

    Austyalian Burqa Corporation puts in a good word — 1,000 of them, actually — for the wonders of wearing a hijab.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-28/could-trying-on-a-hijab-break-down-misconceptions-about-islam/10437400

    Next week: Who needs a clitoris?

  121. calli

    Speaking of churches, I went to the Chapel of the Holy Cross Christ n Sedona this morning.

    It has a remarkable crucifix set against the rose-red hills.

    And a gazillion tourists.

  122. calli

    Huh? Holy Cross in Sedona.

  123. Rae

    Notice you didn’t deny …

    Nothing to deny, Hun.

  124. Stackja, the Church in Ireland, like elsewhere in the West, has been derelict.

  125. Myrddin Seren

    “And in particular, those policy areas where most, or all of the crossbench are in agreement, and in policy areas where there’s a possibility of a couple of government backbenchers maybe growing a back bone and being prepared to cross the floor* which would, as a general rule, be necessary for that procedural vote to bring on any substantive matter,” Mr Wilkie said.

    “As I understand it, all six of us crossbenchers understand the need for an integrity commission or ICAC, or something like that. And there’s other areas of policy.

    My God but Bill Shorten is one lucky bastard.

    He repels about 2/3 rds of the punters and is about the strongest weapon the Coalition have remaining – that they are not the Shorten-Greens-ACTU kleptocracy.

    And now he can sit back, keep a low profile and let the crossbench push his agendas, trip up the government and, hopefully, blow the whole shitshow up while Labor’s election coffers are overflowing and everyone else is skint.

    Unloved, but on past form – hard to bet against.

    * ‘Julia Banks – come on down !!!!’

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Now try being one of four wives in that hijab and get back to us.

    Now try facing the death penalty if you renounce their backward religion.

  127. C.L.

    Being kicked out because you don’t agree with every little detail makes you the Labor party.

    Not at all. If you don’t agree with small government, less taxation, free speech, sovereign borders, the repeal of 18c, appointment by merit, preferential treatment for real marriages and families (etc) you should be kicked out.

  128. Top Ender

    Just scrolling back here and you are right Hay Stockard.

    The military discount card will a) be stuffed up in its implementation and b) be given to anyone who was even in uniform for five minutes.

    I expect most companies will tiptoe quietly away.

  129. calli

    In case you are wondering, here it is.

    The Tree of Life substituted for the Roman cross. I found it profoundly moving.

  130. Snoopy

    “The Muslim women feel quite empowered when they see people from other faiths come forward and try on the hijab,” he said.

    Empowered? I think he means triumphant.

  131. John Constantine

    “In 2006, at the height of the boom, construction accounted for almost a quarter of Ireland’s GDP and occupied a fifth of the workforce. Thousands of workers came from the poorer regions of Europe to meet the demand; Ireland, one of the great historical sources of emigration, became a net importer of labor. The migrants rented houses built by an earlier wave of migrants, while they built more houses that their employers hoped would be occupied by the next wave. The increase in debt was terrifying, or should have been (the taoiseach or prime minister, Bertie Ahern, cheerfully remarked, “The boom is getting boomier”). Bank lending for construction and real estate rose from €5.5 billion in 1999 to €96.2 billion in 2007—an increase of 1,730 percent—while house prices doubled in the six years to 2006. Estates for commuters now spread a long way out from Dublin. It cost more to service a mortgage on a house in a muddy field two hours’ drive from the city’s center, remote from shops and schools, than to pay rent for similar accommodation in a desirable part of the city. And on such mortgages the average Dublin couple spent a third of its income.”

    Irelands Ponzi scheme, where visa workers were imported to build debt funded houses for the next Ponzi wave of imported housing services consumers.

    Given that the houses couldn’t be picked up and taken out of the country, how did this manage to crush Ireland’s economy?. Theory says it should have been a win for GDP.

    https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2010/11/11/ireland-rise-crash/

  132. John Constantine

    Reports are a quarter of Australias non-government workforce are depending on the population property Ponzi scheme never ending.

    Compare with Ireland.

    https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2010/11/11/ireland-rise-crash/

  133. C.L.

    The Irish have merely replaced one arbiter of blasphemy for another, of course.
    Europe’s top court has this week ruled that criticism of Islam is now illegal in the EU. Ireland’s weird Indian homosexual prime minister will regard that as a gold standard – near holy – precedent.

  134. JC

    John C

    We can’t validly compare with Ireland. We have our own currency, whereas the Irish rely on the Euro. RBA sets pour monetary policy, whereas the ECB sets Ireland’s in Frankfurt.

  135. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “In 2006, at the height of the boom, construction accounted for almost a quarter of Ireland’s GDP and occupied a fifth of the workforce.

    That boom collapsed, to the extent that the Irish newspapers were reporting incidents of those who were paying a 600,000 euro mortgage, on a house, the value of which had fallen to a quarter of that sum…

  136. H B Bear

    Why stop at a hijab? Try chopping your own hand off.

  137. John Constantine

    “Ahern’s Fianna Fáil came to depend on the taxes that flowed in from the property bubble; the tax incentives that helped get the property built in the first place were only the priming of the pump.”

    “Later, attempting to explain the origins of the banking crisis, finance minister Lenihan described it as the problem of a small country “with too many incestuous relationships.” Ahern chose a choir-boy innocence as his mode of explanation. Asked in a television studio why it was that he had appointed so many acquaintances to public boards in Dublin, he replied: “I appointed them because they were my friends, not because of anything they had given me….””

    “property to replace manufacturing as the source of wealth, Dublin to become a tax haven for businesses seeking to avoid the more rigorous regimes of London and New York. Ireland turned away from making and exporting goods as the source of its new well-being toward the evanescent world of money and debt. ”

    Australia of course is different, our elites would never corruptly and willingly become a tax haven for chicom crooks and billionaires to hide money from their government, and bet the entire economy that the Tyrant of all the chicoms would not be smart enough or ruthless enough to stamp the corruption out.

    Comrade Maaaaaaates.

  138. John Constantine

    Does a floating exchange rate mean that instead of the property sector bearing the brunt of a revaluation of dogbox apartments as a currency, the aussie dollar either goes down instead, or deliberate policies have to prop up the dollar, like interest rates?.

    Ireland as a corrupt and incestuous political swamp seems no different to Australia.

    Dublin and Canberra, what real difference?.

  139. Tom

    It’s five years to the day since Professor Bunyip abandoned what was the gold standard for blogging outside the leftard zombiesphere. Sad.

  140. C.L.

    Breaking: Democrat activist arrested after purchasing radioactive material to kill Republicans.
    Note the subtle language tricks used in the first first pars of this report:

    Wisconsin man accused of attempting to buy radioactive material with intent to kill.

    A Wisconsin man is accused of trying to buy a lethal dose of a radioactive substance on the Internet to try and kill someone.

    Justin Tolomeo, Special Agent in Charge of the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Jeremy Ryan, 30, of the Town of Madison has been charged with attempted possession of radioactive material with intent to cause death.

    Ryan allegedly attempted to buy the lethal dose in March and October of 2018. He was arrested on Tuesday.

    Ryan, who was dubbed “Segway Boy” faced multiple felony drug charges in 2016. He got the nickname after he was seen riding a Segway around the state capitol in 2011 taunting Republican lawmakers.

    He also attempted a congressional run against Paul Ryan in 2012.

    The attempted possession of radioactive material with intent to cause death charge carries a maximum term of life in prison.

  141. John Constantine

    “He seems not to be so much in demand now, although he remains a paragon of honesty compared with one of his predecessors. Charles Haughey was prime minister until 1992, when his career ended in disgrace. It might have occurred to his voters well before then to ask how a man who was born poor and spent his life as a professional politician had ended up flagrantly rich, with a country house and a private island.”

    https://newrepublic.com/article/79746/ireland-irish-economy-financial-crisis

    It never seems to occur to australias media to ask how our career politicians end up with their own private islands of indulgence, floating on Australias sea of totalitarianism.

  142. Rae

    Dublin and Canberra, what real difference?.

    The tide in the Liffey takes away the rubbish.

  143. Next week: Who needs a clitoris?

    I advise that you keep one handy (with its life support system).

  144. Oh come on

    I was at a uni for work yesterday. I saw a bunch of posters about campus blaring I DEMAND ALL ASYLUM SEEKERS BE BROUGHT TO AUSTRALIA AND ALL OFFSHORE DETENTION CENTRES CLOSED

    Or something very similar. Not sure of the exact wording but the “I demand” bit was definitely there. And the group responsible for these posters was called Academics for Refugees or somesuch.

    Do these people not realise how impotent they sound? You demand? Well why didn’t you say so earlier! A radical open borders policy shift is inevitable, if you demand. And apparently there’s only one of you so that should go well, too.

    Seriously, how about you take your demand and stick it up your clacker?

    What petulant children. These useless ivory tower losers are living in such a bubble that they don’t realise that no one would give a rat’s about their shitty demands if they ever learnt of them.

  145. Snoopy

    The tide in the Liffey takes away the rubbish.

    I smiled.

  146. Oh come on

    Hopefully the bunyip is still amongst the living.

  147. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “The Muslim women feel quite empowered when they see people from other faiths come forward and try on the hijab,” he said.

    misery loves company

  148. calli

    Nothing lasts forever, Tom. I miss the Bunyip too, and I hope he comments here incognito. 🙂

  149. John Constantine

    “It was a little too good to be true that Ireland could go from the pre-modern to the post-modern without ever fully creating the structures and habits of a modern democracy. Large chunks of classic democracy were missing—the shift from religious authority to public and civic morality; the idea that the state should operate objectively and impersonally rather than as a private network of mutual obligations; the notion of the law as a universal and neutral check on everyone’s behaviour, whatever their status…. Plonking a hyper-charged globalised economy on top of such an underdeveloped system of political governance and public morality was always likely to create an unbearable strain.”

    Their turnbullites and alex turnbull/ labor and their rudd/Gillard/hawke/keating show us what happens when you plonk a hyper-charged globalism in the lap of austrlalian one party state governance standards.

    Their shorten looting cartel will painstakingly demonstrate to us what happens when government becomes a “private network of mutual obligations”.

    Australia is not corrupt, we have passed legislation enabling it to be all as sweet as a nut.

    Comrade Maaaates.

  150. Oh come on

    Shutting them up won’t change their minds, it just makes them invisible. I prefer my nutters in plain sight.

    I realise this argument for free speech is widely known but I think it’s also underrated. It’s one of the most pragmatic arguments for free speech, and probably the most effective counter to the censorious hate speech brigade.

    We need to hear the bigots loud and clear. It helps us to know who to associate with, and who not to. And the bigots themselves, if they have full rights to voice their bigotry, can never claim they’re brave leaders of a silent majority when they are almost universally shunned. It’s important that we can identify the fringe, AND that the fringe knows it is indeed a fringe.

  151. Confused Old Misfit

    Liberty quote.

    We need to hear the bigots loud and clear. It helps us to know who to associate with, and who not to. And the bigots themselves, if they have full rights to voice their bigotry, can never claim they’re brave leaders of a silent majority when they are almost universally shunned. It’s important that we can identify the fringe, AND that the fringe knows it is indeed a fringe.

  152. Gab

    I’m sorry Calli but that tree seems to be all about the tree and how unique it is aesthetically. It’s a “look at me, look at me’ tree. Just my opinion and not meant to offend.

  153. Black Ball

    Well my afternoon is settled. Watch hot women run around in netball Fast 5. Then downgrade somewhat by watching lawn bowls club pairs with sweaty wrinkled men. Beer may be required

  154. JC

    This is incredible. The land would have gone for 10K in the early 90s. Late 80’s, it would have been given to you if you paid the annual property taxes.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/harlem-penthouse-sale-sets-uptown-record-at-more-than-9-million-1540645201

  155. Notafan

    the shift from religious authority to public and civic morality

    I’m confused
    When was Ireland under ‘religious authority”

    It must have been a very rapid shift

    The Catholic church was forbidden to even build churches under British rule (though a few where winked at)

  156. calli

    As you look up at the tree, Gab, the fruit is beyond the crucified Christ, out of our reach. It’s symbolic, like the Mt Nebo sculpture, and ties it back to the Genesis story.

    All horses for courses.

    As a Proddy, I’m more accustomed to unoccupied crosses, so I’m hardly an expert. 🙂

  157. C.L.

    The Dave Warner thing is just embarrassing.
    I even imagine him doing that hand-fluttering thing around the eyes that ladies in make-up do.

  158. calli

    On things religious, just caught up with this from Blair. Another Best Headline Evah from the Master.

  159. Atoms for Peace.

    Calli. Methinks the professor tunes in occasionally.

  160. Black Ball

    The Dave Warner thing is just embarrassing.

    Australian cricket is better off without him. Flog of the highest order, quite happy to dish it out, unable to cop it.

  161. Boambee John

    Myrddin at 1106

    They go to watch ‘The Hunger Games’ and wonder why everyone is cheering for that nasty anarchist chick in black with the bow, instead of nice President Snow and his model society ??

    I am constantly astonished at how thick the fascist left are. I am sure they all see themselves as the chick with the bow and arrows, and could not comprehend that what they are actually supporting and doing would produce the society depicted, but with themselves as the ruling class.

  162. JC

    LOL

    “You know the one good thing about her test—she had so little” Native American ancestry, President Trump said of Ms.Warren at a recent rally. “I can’t call her Pocahontas anymore,” he said, but he plans to anyway to highlight how “phony” she is.

  163. calli

    On New Age Sedona stuff…my chakras remain unaligned and my aura unphotographed.

    I’ve never seen so many crystally, tarotty, extra-terrestorialy, soothsaying vendors – it’s Mullumbimby on steroids. Also, I suspect many of the drivers here are stoned. It’s brutal out there. So much so I ordered takeaway so as not to be on the road after sunset.

  164. Roger

    As you look up at the tree, Gab, the fruit is beyond the crucified Christ, out of our reach. It’s symbolic, like the Mt Nebo sculpture, and ties it back to the Genesis story.

    I appreciate the symbolism but I find the execution (!) ugly, like most modern Western religious art.

  165. calli

    Pretty difficult to make crucifixion look attractive Roger.

  166. C.L.

    Aboriginal “elders” are the servant boys of the ALP.
    They’re always saying they want to talk, want somebody to care, want somebody to front up.
    What they really want to do is help the Labor Party at all costs:

    Tensions high among Aboriginal communities ahead of Tony Abbott’s special envoy visit.

    The ABC understands that tensions are high among South Australian Indigenous communities regarding the timing of an expected visit from special envoy for Indigenous Affairs Tony Abbott in the wake of a recent alleged murder in Ceduna.

    A 56-year-old man was charged with murder following the death of a 32-year-old man at an Aboriginal community near Ceduna on South Australia’s far west coast last Tuesday.

    Mr Abbott’s office today confirmed the planned visit to South Australia this week as part of his position as special envoy for Indigenous Affairs.

    He is believed to be visiting Aboriginal communities around the state including Adelaide, Ceduna, Yalata, Koonibba and Murray Bridge but the timing of his visit is believed to have caused hostility, with one Indigenous elder describing the visit as a “wasted exercise”.

    Narungga elder Tauto Sansbury — who was born and raised on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia — said the visit to the Aboriginal communities would be a wasted exercise.

    “Tony Abbott is a backbencher. He’s been given a position that is really nothing to the Aboriginal community,” he said.

    “I would prefer to deal with Nigel Scullion [the Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister].”

    “The first thing he did was attack our budget and our community and talk about closing down Aboriginal communities, which was wrong.

    “I don’t have any interest in meeting Tony Abbott. I have more important things to do within my community.”

    He said Mr Abbott’s position of special envoy for Indigenous affairs should not exist and it was a “useless position” created for the former prime minister.

  167. Des Deskperson

    The Sunday edition of the Canberra Times – and presumably other fairfax Sunday papers – has given over a page and a half to an extract from ‘Hemingway FitzSimons latest book – due out on Wednesday – about the mutiny on HMA Bounty:

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/books/mutiny-on-the-bounty-bligh-christian-and-a-haul-of-coconuts-20181022-p50b7l.html

    An extract:

    “Damn your blood,” Bligh roars, perilously close to being completely out of control, “you have stolen my coconuts!”

    With a calm that he does not feel – for inside, everything is being pulled apart, including his last shreds of respect for Bligh – Christian replies evenly.

    “I was dry, I thought it of no consequence, I took one only, and I am sure no one touched another.”


    All eyes turn to Bligh.

    Will Christian’s self-sacrifice be enough to appease the roaring and fiery demon?

    “You lie, you scoundrel!” Bligh bellows. “You have stolen one half!”

    The accusation is every bit as absurd as Christian’s “confession”, and seemingly everyone on the ship, bar Bligh, can see it – with enormous honour, and courage, Christian is simply trying to protect his men. But in his fury, Bligh sees no honour, only evil.

    “”God damn you,” Bligh roars at his officers in particular, “you scoundrels, you are all thieves alike and combine with the men to rob me. I suppose you will steal my yams next, but I’ll sweat you for it, you rascals.””

    I know very little about the mutiny, but this strikes me as semi-literate, melodramatic, senile tosh. What sort of educated adult, in 2018, could still write like this, and what sort of educated adult would still want to read it? More remarkable, how does a guy who writes like this manage to get a huge free plug – I assume he wasn’t paid – in the urbane and intellectual Fairfax press? His network must be phenomenal!.

  168. C.L.

    How does FitzSimons get away with publishing “history” books that consist of made-up dialogue?

  169. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I know very little about the mutiny, but this strikes me as semi-literate, melodramatic, senile tosh.

    There are far better accounts of the mutiny then this rubbish.

  170. Notafan

    “”God damn you,” Bligh roars at his officers in particular, “you scoundrels, you are all thieves alike and combine with the men to rob me. I suppose you will steal my yams next, but I’ll sweat you for it, you rascals.””

    “Boy’s Own’ tosh

    I have never read him, knew he was bad, but not that bad.

  171. calli

    Ahh…the “noble” Fletcher Christian.

    Yawn.

  172. Notafan

    I particularly enjoyed the ‘in particular’ though

    That was hilariously bad.

  173. JC

    Won’t be long before she follows in auntie’s footsteps, I guess.

  174. Roger

    Pretty difficult to make crucifixion look attractive Roger.

    Granted, calli, but I had in mind the artistic execution – form, colour, etc., not the execution itself.

  175. Gab

    Calli, those fruits on the tree – I thought they were Christmas baubles. Maybe you just had to be there to appreciate it more. From the picture, it just looks ugly and Christ seems to be an after thought. Anyway, horses for courses.

  176. Boambee John

    C.L.
    #2850922, posted on October 28, 2018 at 1:38 pm
    How does FitzSimons get away with publishing “history” books that consist of made-up dialogue?

    I was given his book on Tobruk. I pretty much gave up when he recounted the “last thoughts” of the dying Edmondson, thoughts that apparently were not passed on to his comrades at the time, but seemingly came to Fitz from beyond the grave.

  177. Boambee John

    C.L.
    #2850928, posted on October 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm
    Tony Abbott’s daughter, Frances, has shaved her head like Sinnead O’Connor.

    The new look makes her look very like Dad.

  178. lotocoti
    #2850866, posted on October 28, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    The Cat is getting a shout-out on 2GB.

    Tell me more

  179. Top Ender

    Fitz has worked out how to own and run his own personal gravy train.

    He apparently does not call himself a historian but a teller of history tales.

    The blame mostly lies in the people who buy his Boys Own rubbish.

  180. Infidel Tiger

    Frances Abbott is a very troubled and disturbed girl.

    The media are not being helpful.

  181. C.L.

    I like the El Salvador crucifixes (and have one). I think they’re beautiful.

  182. Ros

    Saw Di Natali on the Insiders running the Voodoo medical diagnosis of Resignation Syndrome in support of the Greens demands that all children and no doubt their extended families must be brought to Australia immediately.

    The Economist this week,

    “Banished psychiatrists fear the decision will cost lives. They are particularly worried about traumatic withdrawal syndrome, which has appeared among child detainees. What is it?”

    It is of course a load of codswallop which goes by a range of names including Resignation Syndrome. It is not a recognised condition yet certain activist psychiatrists put it about. And a range of other doctors.

    But this Economist article tells us what this disgusting game with children is about ( another suggested name is Munchausen by proxy, no asylum seeker minors without any accompanying family develop the condition).

    As the anonymous author, E.W. of Sydney, tells us, this syndrome is only manifested in asylum seekers in Sweden and Manus Island, and “Cases which resembled resignation syndrome were recorded in Nazi concentration camps, but they were never formally identified as such.”

    The Psychiatrists professional body added its name and ethics to the letter of demand just sent to the government. It was not clear whether the professional body had consulted its members before selling out their professional standing. But to line up with a crackpot theory that hints at Nazis and concentration camps puts psychiatry right up there with the worst of voodoo medicine.

  183. cuckoo

    I am constantly astonished at how thick the fascist left are. I am sure they all see themselves as the chick with the bow and arrows, and could not comprehend that what they are actually supporting and doing would produce the society depicted, but with themselves as the ruling class.

    And every one of them is panting for the Chinese system where CCTV, facial recognition, and state identity are all combined to monitor your every action, and penalize your ‘social credit’ rating for every misdeed. The Greens would love that.

  184. OldOzzie

    PHOTOS: #WalkAway from Democrats Rally Draws Hundreds of Patriots, ‘We Love America and Trump

    The gathering at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, on Saturday was a stark contrast to recent rallies where people dressed in black and held signs disparaging President Donald Trump and members of his administration.

    The #WalkAway rally featured a sea of red, white, and blue-clad participants, waving flags, wearing Make America Great hats, and even pussy hats made infamous during the Women’s March were transformed into bright red, Trump-supporting headgear.

    The success of a weekend of events to support Trump and Republicans ahead of the midterm elections on November 6 even impressed Brandon Straka, the former Democrat who launched the #WalkAway movement five months ago when he posted a video on his Facebook page urging others who are fed up with the failed policies and mob rule mentality of today’s Democrat Party to leave it.

  185. Top Ender

    Mr. Bligh’s Bad Language is worth reading on the Bounty mutiny. Some reviews:

    “…works through the layers of myth and misrepresentation which rapidly gathered around Bligh following the mutiny, discussing the concerns people brought to this incident…All this makes fascinating reading and it is backed by exquisitely detailed research…Dening’s discussion of others’ works that bear on the actualities of seafaring and the attitudes of succeeding ages is alone worth the price of admission.” Sea History

    “[Dening] has written a classic, an absorbing book likely long to remain the definitive analysis of the mutiny.” Times Literary Supplement

    “Mutiny on the Bounty” summons to the popular mind images of violence and power on the high seas. Dening restores a sense of perspective in this fascinating study of the Bounty through images of space, language, and ceremony in Britain’s Royal Navy of the late 18th century….Dening provides excellent details of the daily life of seamen and officers from the perspectives of history and anthropology.” Library Journal

    “Mr. Bligh’s Bad Language is quirky; Dening casts a net so wide one never knows what he’ll bring up next…On the other hand, the omnivorous approach also produces countless insights, provocative evaluations and fresh relationships, and is a genuine contribution to the literature of the subject.” Boston Globe

    “Greg Dening has produced a powerful new account of an event that has, over two centuries, helped to define our modern understandings of tyranny and resistance. His tale about Bligh and the mutineers is imaginative and learned, engaging and entertaining, much to be enjoyed by anyone interested in the society and culture of wooden ships and iron men.” Marcus Rediker, Georgetown University

    “A learned, humane, provocative ‘creative reading’ of mutiny on the Bounty–the events; their meaning and representation in native lore, British life, the theater, and cinema; and their historical value. An engaging style and familiarity with political, naval, theater and film history, with anthropology, and with thinkers such as Foucault, Barthes, and Lévi-Strauss enrich this ‘celebratory narrative,’ as Dening calls it. A fascinating, essential chapter in the history of the Bounty.” Kirkus Reviews

    “This is a post-Simon Schama history, told with the ambiguities of cultural analysis, and the excitements of fiction.” The Observer

    “…stimulating, entertaining and informative analysis….The last of the many keywords…in Mr. Bligh’s Bad Language is ‘claptrap,’ an eighteenth-century term which refers to that particular moment when a theatre audience acknowledged the brilliance of an actor’s performance by applauding spontaneously in the middle of a scene….In that it provided Greg Dening with the stimulus to write this splendid book, replete as it is with claptraps of its own, we, the audience, should be grateful that William Bligh so misinterpreted the part he was required to perform aboard the Bounty, that theatre of personal, cultural, and institutionalized conflict.” David J. Starkey, International Journal of Maritime History

    There’s a few other books around on Bligh’s seamanaship, which was apparently superb. His feat of navigation in the open boat voyage following the mutiny should be more the focus of his abilities. Plus his governorship of NSW.

    From memory the columnist David McNicol of The Bulletin days was a major slawart in getting a statue of him put up in Sydney,

  186. rickw

    Ryan allegedly attempted to buy the lethal dose in March and October of 2018. He was arrested on Tuesday…..

    Ryan, who was dubbed “Segway Boy” faced multiple felony drug charges in 2016. He got the nickname after he was seen riding a Segway around the state capitol in 2011 taunting Republican lawmakers.

    I look forward to Munty posting an uninterrupted stream of tosh on this incident. Oops, wrong side!

  187. Top Ender

    “Stalwart” not “slawart”

  188. OldOzzie

    For Cat petrol Heads

    Just watched replay Fox Sports Mexico F1 GP Qualifying

    Ricciardo steals Mexican F1 GP pole to deny Verstappen’s record attempt

    1st Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull
    2nd Max Verstappen – Red Bull
    3rd Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
    4th Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari
    5th Valteri Bottas – Mercedes
    6th Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari

  189. rickw

    If Nauru is such a hell hole why don’t the do gooders demanding the transfer of illegal immigrants to Australia also demand that Australia rounds up all native Nauruans and transports them to Australia. For the children.

    These imbeciles are being incredibly insulting to The People of Nauru.

    They lack insight to such an extent that this isn’t even on their radar.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There’s a few other books around on Bligh’s seamanaship, which was apparently superb. His feat of navigation in the open boat voyage following the mutiny should be more the focus of his abilities. Plus his governorship of NSW.

    Bligh was a superb seaman and a thoroughly professional officer. For all his reputation as a martinet, he had far fewer men flogged then most of his fellow officers, including James Cook. His main shortcomings were a short fuse, easily lit, and a complete inability to suffer fools.

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Plus his governorship of NSW.

    Where he suffered his second “mutiny”, although it’s myth that he was hiding under a bed when arrested by the mutineers.

  192. Eyrie

    “and a complete inability to suffer fools.”
    is that a shortcoming?

  193. cohenite

    Tom

    #2850888, posted on October 28, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    It’s five years to the day since Professor Bunyip abandoned what was the gold standard for blogging outside the leftard zombiesphere. Sad.

    He was elegant; but he needs to man up; 5 years of fretting about a bit of skirt is ridiculous.

  194. Another terrible day in America. 🙁

  195. Twostix

    Has m0nty been neglecting his young family on a weekend to post american leftwing talking points again?

    Political websites ahould have to have controls like the betting sites do for shitpost addicts.

    “How many posts do you wish to limit yourself to this week?”

    “Don’t let US politics control your life”.

    “Your family needs you to talk with them more than a united states political party does.”

  196. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    4m
    Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings. It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!

    Sounds like an Aussie cricket debacle.

  197. Rae

    As you look up at the tree, Gab, the fruit is beyond the crucified Christ, out of our reach. It’s symbolic, like the Mt Nebo sculpture, and ties it back to the Genesis story.

    No. The 3 golden apples on the Sedona Holy Cross crucifix represent the Holy Trinity.

  198. Gab

    Another terrible day in America. 🙁

    Yes it is. The gunman is a Trump=hater and also a Je wHater. He’s a Democrat.

  199. max

    Now try facing the death penalty if you renounce their backward religion.

    That’s for the little people. Celebs like Janet Jackson get a pass (for now).

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Victoria election: Daniel Andrews lauches Labor’s campaign

    Samantha Hutchinson
    Victorian State Political Writer
    An hour ago October 28, 2018
    20 Comments

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has promised a near-billion dollar cash splash on the state’s healthcare system with more nurses, ambulance workers and funding for specialist appointments in a major pre-election pitch promising “fairness” for Victoria.

    Addressing Labor faithful at the party’s election launch at Melbourne’s Monash University, Mr Andrews called the healthcare package, which includes $675 million to build 10 new community hospitals, the biggest health care shake up in the state’s history.

    “Only a once in a generation boost to deliver new community hospitals will give patients the best care — and only Labor will get it done,” Mr Andrews said.

    Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten also appeared at the campaign launch, which flags less than a month until the November 24 state election.

    The Federal Labor leader appeared alongside Labor elders including former Premiers Steve Bracks and John Cain, as well as union leaders including a Trades Hall secretary Luke Hilakari.

    A defiant Bill Shorten mocked the party’s Liberal opposition for having suffered as the result of the federal leadership spill. He took aim at their campaign slogan “get back in control”.

    From the Oz. More free stuff for all.

  201. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Very interesting!

    Dinesh D’Souza
    @DineshDSouza
    When Lincoln, an outsider and a Republican, won the election of 1860, all hell broke loose and Democrats went berserk. Sound familiar?

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1056394547637485574?s=20

  202. Tel

    Frances Abbott is a very troubled and disturbed girl.

    The media are not being helpful.

    Don’t criticize someone who does more situps than you do!!

  203. Mitch M.

    But profiles like Bowers’ are common on Gab. Anti-Semitic comments, conspiracy theories and wild pro-Trump posts are the norm as the website doesn’t keep as tight of rules compared to mainstream sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    In one post on a right-wing Twitter-alternative platform, Bowers said that the Jewish refugee organization, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, “likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in,”

    However he doesn”t like Trump because of Jared and Ivanka and thinks Trump hasn’t gone far enough in MAGA. He hates immigrants. He appears to be an alt right antisemitic gun loving fanatic.

    What is it with the USA? The place is replete with the mentally ill\deranged.

  204. Snoopy

    Whenever I hear the word ‘fairness’ I’m unpleasantly reminded of the signature call of dweebs in primary school, “It’s not fair!”

  205. Geriatric Mayfly

    How does FitzSimons get away with publishing “history” books that consist of made-up dialogue?

    Anyone who has had the misfortune to handle one of these ‘romances’ ever seen a footnote or a bibliography?

  206. John Constantine

    How long before Victorian ambulances become political billboards again.

    The cfa is safe from purging until after the election.

    Then it becomes paid diversity quotas in uniform, and pale stale male contractors doing the air support and robots.

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Whenever I hear the word ‘fairness’ I’m unpleasantly reminded of the signature call of dweebs in primary school, “It’s not fair!”

    It’s a comparison that springs to mind, whenever Bill Shorten uses the term.

  208. Elle

    Carp,

    The duo, George and Paul, on 2GB were talking about Alan Moran’s piece from Friday – ‘Real people put living standards above virtue signalling on climate change’.

    The mention of Cattalaxy had my attention too. They said it is one of the only right of centre blogs.

    You can listen here fast forward to about 1:53:52.

  209. Elle

    *Carpe – Sorry. I always leave out the ‘e’ in your name.

  210. Mitch M.

    High on the highway — stoned-driving on the increase

    Driving through the countryside while stoned with the music blasting is great fun.

  211. P

    Rae #2850955, posted on October 28, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    The 3 golden apples on the Sedona Holy Cross crucifix represent the Holy Trinity.

    Indeed.

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Victorian Liberals launch tilt at state leadership

    Rachel Baxendale
    Reporter
    @rachelbaxendale
    53 minutes ago October 28, 2018
    5 Comments

    Matthew Guy has accused Labor of being the “party of crime”, pledging an independent judicial inquiry into the party’s “red shirts” scandal as he launched his campaign to become premier of Victoria on November 24.

    The Liberal Opposition Leader also promised to cut payroll tax in regional areas, have more control over immigration at a state level and cut registration fees for P-Platers at the campaign launch in Ivanhoe in Melbourne’s east.

    Announcing the judicial inquiry into the 21 current and former Labor MPs being investigated by the fraud squad over allegations they used $387,842 of taxpayers’ money to employ “red shirt” campaigners during the 2014 election campaign, Mr Guy declared Daniel Andrews and Labor had been elected “rorting taxpayers’ money”.

    “At every turn Daniel Andrews tried to stop any investigation into this scandal,” Mr Guy said.

    “He fought to stop the parliament investigating. He fought to stop the Ombudsman investigating. He even went to the extreme of going to the High Court to prevent the Ombudsman doing her job.

    “His attempt to cover up this corruption came to nothing — but it did cost taxpayers another million dollars in legal costs.”

    “And ask yourself, why is he trying so desperately to cover it up? Probably because he’s the central figure in this rort. The Premier was in on it all along. Being on Labor’s campaign committee, he knew about this rort; he approved it.”

    More from the Oz. Seems the polls are pointing to the re – election of the hunchback’s Government.

  213. Mark A

    Tel
    #2850961, posted on October 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Frances Abbott is a very troubled and disturbed girl.

    The media are not being helpful.

    Don’t criticize someone who does more situps than you do!!

    Do sit-downs count?

  214. Helen

    I was reading last night in bed on the phone about Harry, as in Prince, and the reason he had to leave Afghanistan or where ever he was doing his duty, was because the Australian Womens Weekly broke the embargo and reported he was on tour. All the media were supposed to wait unitl his tour was over.

    It was decided that thanks to the Women’s Weekly the Tallyband knew he was over there and this put the troops even more at risk as the tallyband might have a red hot go at this big trophy kill and so his tour was cut short. He was not happy.

  215. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hairy and I are thinking of you in your grief, Cassie, and share your horror about this dreadful event. Much love, and viva Israel and the J3wish people. xx Lizzie.

  216. Elle
    #2850970, posted on October 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Many Thanks

  217. Steve trickler

    The way things are going, human powered rickshaws could be coming back?

    A lot to observe in this clip.



  218. Elle

    Cassie,
    We are Together Against Antisemitism!
    Shout it loud!
    Much love.
    Shalom. ✡

  219. James in Melbourne

    It’s five years to the day since Professor Bunyip abandoned what was the gold standard for blogging outside the leftard zombiesphere. Sad.

    He was elegant; but he needs to man up; 5 years of fretting about a bit of skirt is ridiculous.

    What actually happened to Professor Bunyip? I have always wondered. What is the “bit of skirt” reference?

  220. stackja

    Donald J. Trump
    Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
    Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings. It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!

    8:46 PM – 27 Oct 2018

  221. Shy Ted

    At Home With The Pirates – Scene 1. The pirate kitchen, morning.
    PF: Curse the wench! A new job at Channel 10 and a man’ hearty breakfast made for him disappears faster than a rabbit in a magician’ hat.
    LW: Oh you do carry on like an ABC comedian and like an ABC comedian it’s not funny. I’m run ragged trying to fit in photo shoots and beauty spas. Spare a thought for a poor working girl, guv’nor.
    PF: I’ll spare ya nothin’ and you’ll see the back of my hand if we run out of caviar again.
    LW: Oh no, Mr Fitzsimons. Don’t make me another statistic! Don’t you know how many women die at the hands of their supposed to be Lord and supposed to be Protector in Australia every year? They’re always on about it on The Project.
    PF: Just a phrase, me darlin’, just a phrase. Me wrist is playin’ up from all the book signings and that’s the malady responsible for me cursed temperament. Don’t suppose you’ve got time for a Jolly Roger?
    PF sidles up to JW with a knowing wink.
    LW: Save your juices for your next tome, Cap’n. Here come the writers now…
    A car with 3 young aspiring writers pulls into the driveway.
    PF: They’re researchers, harlot, not writers. I does the lines meself, I does. And the punctuation and if Tom Blair makes reference to my punctuation one more time I swear..
    LW: That’ll be another doubloon in the swear jar if you do. I declare there’s enough in there now for a new Audi R8.
    PF: Aargh, grand idea. I’ve only got two. The more R’s the better! Get it? I made a joke. I used the R from Audi R8 to make a pirate noise. I’ll use that in my next book. I’m a rum cove.

  222. cohenite

    What actually happened to Professor Bunyip? I have always wondered. What is the “bit of skirt” reference?

    He wouldn’t commit to his girlfriend so she took off with another bloke.

  223. Elle

    James in Melbourne, click on Tom’s link at 12:48pm today for an explanation.

    As to this comment re the Professor:
    He was elegant; but he needs to man up; 5 years of fretting about a bit of skirt is ridiculous.

    No one knows what is occurring in people’s lives, that has them absent from writing and/or the net.

    Eloquent writers, such as Professor Bunyip, are passionate people – deep thinkers – that can get caught in a spiral of emotions.

    Plus, shit happens.

    I have no judgement for the Professor. Only admiration. I miss him too.

  224. Nick

    Guys, respect the good Prof. A loyal Cat too.

  225. Fisky

    Haha! Great troll by Trump.

    Donald J. Trump

    Donald J. Trump Retweeted Dinesh D’Souza
    Very interesting!
    Donald J. Trump added,

    1:28

    Dinesh D’Souza
    Verified account

    @DineshDSouza
    When Lincoln, an outsider and a Republican, won the election of 1860, all hell broke loose and Democrats went berserk. Sound familiar?…

  226. Shy Ted

    Shy Ted breaking (plagiarising) the big stories again. Whereas Gerard says “for a Dr he surely is” I go one better with “for a Perfesser he surely is. Thanks taxpayers!

  227. Roger

    I like the El Salvador crucifixes (and have one). I think they’re beautiful.

    The folk art decorated ones?

    I agree.

  228. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6325025/Synagogue-shooter-charged-29-counts-including-murder-obstruction-religious-practice.html

    Defence will be arguing that the accused can’t get a fair trial because Donald Trump has said he should receive the death penalty – the accused, that is – and the sooner the better.

  229. Herodotus

    ABC is in fightback mode, playing vox pops from people who think they are wonderful and couldn’t imagine life without them, that “marvellous mirror” as the last one I heard said. That was none other than Tim Minchin.

    It’s supposed to be a recommendation? For whom?

  230. Herodotus

    “God damn you,” Bligh roars at his officers in particular, “you scoundrels, you are all thieves alike and combine with the men to rob me. I suppose you will steal my yams strawberries next, but I’ll sweat you for it, you rascals”.

  231. The Greens held their launch last night with leader Samantha Ratnam promising a future powered by renewable energy and world-class high-speed public transport in a world where the environment is protected.

    She proposed turning Melbourne’s transport system into a high-speed metro system and powering Victoria by 100 per cent renewable energy.

    The Greens leader also wants to create a publicly owned energy retailer called Power Victoria.

    “At this election, your vote is powerful,” Ms Ratnam said.

    “The Greens have the opportunity to be in balance of power, ushering in the most progressive era of politics Victoria has ever seen.”

    And you thought the only crazy people were in the US.

    Why did they let the gangreens out of the asylum?

  232. C.L.

    “God damn you,” Bligh roars at his officers in particular, “you scoundrels, you are all thieves alike and combine with the men to rob me. I suppose you will steal my yams strawberries next, but I’ll sweat you for it, you rascals”.

    Indeed. I’m surprised FitzSimons’ Bligh isn’t fingering ball bearings as he delivers the tirade.
    Bligh could be very rude but he was a moderate sea captain for those times and very advanced.

  233. Roger

    “The Greens have the opportunity to be in balance of power, ushering in the most progressive era of politics Victoria has ever seen.”

    Sensible Victorians will take that as a threat, not a promise.

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