Open Forum: October 27, 2018

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  1. Makka

    Kavanaugh ‘Witness’ Comes Clean: Avenatti Twisted My Words and NBC Knew All Along

    https://www.chicksonright.com/youngconservatives/2018/10/26/kavanaugh-witness-comes-clean-avenatti-twisted-my-words-and-nbc-knew-all-along/

    There’s a surprise.

    On the Florida fake bomber. The dude had a history of mental illness and a record of felonies which I understand qualifies him in Florida from being registered as affiliated to any party. Then there is the van, plastered in nutter stickers and living in it. I find it improbable that he wasn’t under some kind of surveillance in this day and age. So this nutcase was able to make these dummy bombs , box them all up and get them into the Post without even causing a twitch with the G-men? Or local law enforcement?

    Very convenient , especially when the caravan was causing so much blow back for the Dems. Probably just a coincidence.

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bligh could be very rude but he was a moderate sea captain for those times and very advanced.

    IMHO, William Bligh and George Bingham, 3rd Earl Lucan, were two much maligned men.

  3. Des Deskperson

    ‘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.’

    According to the following:

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/former-abc-chairman-justin-milne-wanted-to-pay-kylie-minogue-dollar750000-for-a-promotional-campaign/ar-BBNRc4E

    the ABC originally wanted Kylie Minogue, among other international ‘Aussie’ celebs, to do these ads but Kylie’s price tag, at $750,000, was deemed to high.

    Which raises the question of whether the current B-Team celebs – Minchin, Sam Neill, Claudia ‘I can only play neurotic stay at home house wives’ Carvan, Jimmy Barnes – doing these promos were paid. I’d assumed that they were all doing it purely gratis out of their love for the ABC and their concerns about its alleged degradation.

    Moat of them, after all, have reaped quite a bit of dosh out of the ABC over the years.

  4. Boambee John

    C.L.
    #2851002, posted on October 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm
    Stan Grant given a professorship because he’s brown.

    Brutal and every word true.

    The only good thing about this is the further discredit it brings on academia.

    BTW, does Juliar G have a Masters or a Doctorate or some history of academic publications? Didn’t she get a professorship in Adelaide after leaving Parliament, coincidentally not long after a $100 million grant of taxpayer money to a university there?

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Attacks on WA ramp up as GST change looms
    Joe SpagnoloPerthNow
    October 28, 2018 12:00AM
    Topics
    Politics
    WA News
    Australia

    ANGRY States and Territories have ramped up their attacks on WA on the eve of historic GST changes, saying the west does not deserve an eight-year, $4.7 billion windfall.

    The States’ and Territories’ anger at an imminent GST deal is laid bare in submissions to a Senate committee reviewing the legislation that will mark a new era in the way billions of dollars in GST revenues are distributed.

    The NT, whose GST share per dollar is a $4.36 compared to WA’s 47¢, said the new GST re-distribution model would provide WA with a “significant competitive edge over all other States”.

    “The Bill will entrench a deliberate fiscal inequity between the States and Territories, and in particular favour Western Australia and reward it for past poor budget management,” the NT said.

    Under the proposed new GST model, set to be passed in Federal Parliament next month, WA’s GST will no longer fall below 75¢.

    States and Territories have demanded a guarantee they will not be worse off under the changes. But that guarantee only extends to 2026-27.

    “The reforms as they stand not only perpetuate this unfairness, but add to it,” the NSW Government wrote.

    “Perversely, they provide the WA Government a competitive advantage that will allow it to fund lower effective rates and/or better services than the rest of the country on a permanent basis.”

    Cue the mendicant States, bawling in the corner…

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    BTW, does Juliar G have a Masters or a Doctorate or some history of academic publications? Didn’t she get a professorship in Adelaide after leaving Parliament,

    Honorary visiting professor.

  7. Rae

    C.L. #2851002, posted on October 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Stan Grant given a professorship because he’s brown.

    Brutal and every word true.

    The only good thing about this is the further discredit it brings on academia.

    BTW, does Juliar G have a Masters or a Doctorate or some history of academic publications? Didn’t she get a professorship in Adelaide after leaving Parliament, coincidentally not long after a $100 million grant of taxpayer money to a university there?

    Gillard was made an Honorary Professor at Adelaide University. ie. not a real, actual working professor.

    Grant is now Professor of Global Affairs, an actual professorial role for which he is well suited by years of experience.

    “We are delighted to have Stan join Griffith University,’’ Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education & Law) Professor Paul Mazerolle said.

    “His deep knowledge of global affairs and extensive journalistic experience is an incredible asset to the University.

    “Our journalism and communication students and others will benefit from his knowledge and wisdom.”

    In his role within the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Stan will lead and engage public discussion on key global issues and how they impact on Australia.

  8. DrBeauGan

    We are delighted to have Stan join Griffith University,’’ Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education & Law) Professor Paul Mazerolle said.

    “His deep knowledge of global affairs and extensive journalistic experience is an incredible asset to the University.

    “Our journalism and communication students and others will benefit from his knowledge and wisdom.”

    I’ve seen some of his knowledge and wisdom.

    Tells you all you need to know about Griffith university.

  9. H B Bear

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

    All five of them?

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ve seen some of his knowledge and wisdom.

    “Poisoned waterholes” and the 1967 referendum are two examples that spring to mind.

  11. Rae

    I’ve seen some of his knowledge and wisdom.

    Tells you all you need to know about Griffith university.

    Probably not. You are projecting as usual.

  12. C.L.

    What monographs, refereed articles and publications has Grant written about foreign policy?
    What languages does he speak?
    What high state advisory positions has he occupied in diplomacy?
    No no. He is what’s called a dilettante; a hobbyist.

  13. Makka

    Grant is now Professor of Global Affairs, an actual professorial role for which he is well suited by years of experience.

    Complete rubbish. Years of leftwing SJW journalism in leftist organisations spouting leftist green propaganda while donning the abo victim schtick (faking up the tan) somehow is qualification for a professorship? Experience in what? Providing SJW blather? Just another Humanities virtue signalling appointment aka a disgrace..

  14. Rae

    A dilettante is not a hobbyist, C.L.

  15. H B Bear

    Tells you all you need to know about Griffith university.

    Like everything on the Gold Coast – a complete joke. sTan can catch up with Prof van Wrongselen over morning coffee in the staff room. Two great minds at work.

  16. egg_

    Grant is now Professor of Global Affairs, an actual professorial role for which he is well suited by years of experience.

    Grigs is here all week – try the veal!

  17. egg_

    sTan can catch up with Prof van Wrongselen over morning coffee in the staff room.

    On Red Nose Day?

  18. A dilettante is not a hobbyist, C.L.

    Dilletante

    a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.

  19. DrBeauGan

    Probably not. You are projecting as usual.

    There may be some able people in some departments. Can’t rule it out. But no institution with any self-respect would have permitted this farce.

  20. John Constantine

    One hundred percent regime change windmills and chicom peoples liberation army slave labour solar panels for Victoria.

    Plus open borders for public transport clients.

    Comrades.

  21. Old School Conservative

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2851009, posted on October 28, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    IMHO, William Bligh and George Bingham, 3rd Earl Lucan, were two much maligned men.

    I have a distant memory of the Wallabies playing in the UK on a day shrouded in mist, fog, and drizzle.
    Alan Jones (coach) said conditions were so bad Lord Lucan could be playing on the wing and no-one would know.

  22. Rae

    よく出来たガイジン

  23. egg_

    Claudia ‘I can only play neurotic stay at home house wives’ Carvan,

    Except where she was the bad gurrl ex to virtue signalling William McInnes’ vomit inducing hammery in the nauseating The Time of Our Lives on Aunty.

  24. C.L.

    There isn’t a serious professorial chair for foreign affairs in the world whose occupant has no languages, no publications and no diplomatic background. Grant was appointed to the position because he’s a left-wing celebrity and brown. He is a competent essayist, albeit one who relies more on ideological bias and a thesaurus than deep knowledge to explain crisis and resolution.

  25. If Stan Grant has a role at Griffiths Uni does that mean he longer works at ABC or has his workload been cut back with the appropriate cut in pay.

  26. egg_

    Plus open borders for public transport clients.

    Who live in little boxes made of ticky tacky that all look just the same…

  27. Snoopy

    Grant is now Professor of Global Affairs, an actual professorial role for which he is well suited by years of experience.

    Complete rubbish.

    He hates Trump. What other qualification is required for a lucrative uni gig in Australia?

  28. Old School Conservative

    DrBeauGan
    #2851026, posted on October 28, 2018 at 5:45 pm
    There may be some able people in some departments.

    Professor Ross Fitzgerald is at Griffith University, a notable win for them.
    However I feel the dysfunctional university he describes in “Going Out Backwards” is probably modelled on Griffith.

  29. Qld is just supplying power to NSW.
    I may go and have a nap, turn the aircon up full bore.
    Crash the system.

  30. Des Deskperson

    ‘Except where she was the bad gurrl ex to virtue signalling William McInnes’ vomit inducing hammery in the nauseating The Time of Our Lives on Aunty.’

    But Carvan was a ‘neurotic house wife’ bad gurrl.

    “The Time of Our Lives’ was indeed a nauseating pile, but it pays study in so far as it encapsulates absolutely everything that is wrong with ABC drama, in particular the fact that ABC writers, directors and actors have no idea about ordinary Australians.

  31. Death Giraffe

    Ready yourselves for a Model A video.

  32. DrBeauGan

    あなたは狂人です

  33. Death Giraffe

    Good afternoon for working on the Model A:



  34. None

    Frances Abbott used to be a reasonably attractive young woman until she got into bodybuilding and developed pecs instead of boobs ( usually also graced with weirdo tan lines) and let her eyebrow get out of control. And that incessant hyena laugh of hers – oh my goodness – I don’t ever want to hear audio of her again. Shaving your head is not empowering; it just says you are seriously uncomfortable with your femininity. The bint has all the hallmarks of someone who’s going to have an existential crisis and run off and become a lesbian. Serious daddy issues.

  35. Howard Hill

    mh
    #2851037, posted on October 28, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    50 SHADES OF GRANT

    http://www.pickeringpost.com/story/50-shades-of-grant/5750

    He’s lucky he’s an abo, because soon as he has a shower he’s going to turn into one of those white privileged people he hates so much.

  36. None

    Like Gillard, Grant has zero qualifications for even an honorary professorship. These are cheap stunts by universities whuch are failing in the rankings and wanting some star power to be noticed. It is a complete and utter waste of time and money, and devalues already devalued degrees even further.

  37. Rae
    #2851029, posted on October 28, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    ディックヘッド

  38. Des Deskperson

    The ATAR cut-off for entry to an undergraduate arts course at Griffith University was 55.8 in 2018.

  39. Geriatric Mayfly

    The bint has all the hallmarks of someone who’s going to have an existential crisis and run off and become a lesbian.

    Not necessarily so. There are just so many choices out there these days, she could be described as a lass born for the times.

  40. None

    OK I had to look up 狂人

  41. Des Deskperson
    #2851047, posted on October 28, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    The ATAR cut-off for entry to an undergraduate arts course at Griffith University was 55.8 in 2018.

    Barber College has a higher standard.

  42. Rae

    Gaijin.

    Also not possible, Hun.

    How goes the kerb and channel?

  43. Shy Ted

    On SBS tonight –
    Raw 11:05PM – 12:55AM Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize, this is a shocking and powerful film that follows a young vegetarian as she undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, and an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. HORROR | FRANCE | 2016 | MA
    A more plausible plot for SBS would be a meat eater is hit with a wet lettuce at a greengrocers, becomes vegan and NEVER SHUTS UP ABOUT IT!

  44. How goes the kerb and channel?

    Doing water garden drainage atm

  45. Helen

    Arky it says your video is unavailable.

  46. Death Giraffe

    Working fine on all my devices Helen.
    Anyone else having trouble watching some fine hammering and sawing in the above vid?

  47. Rae

    Doing water garden drainage atm

    それは魅力的です

  48. C.L.

    Gab shut down after Synagogue shooting

    I was wondering where she was.

  49. Mark A

    Death Giraffe
    #2851056, posted on October 28, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Working fine on all my devices Helen.
    Anyone else having trouble watching some fine hammering and sawing in the above vid?

    Works fine, but why the silence?

  50. Infidel Tiger

    Anyone with a Gab account and bumper stickers should be in a mental hospital or jail.

  51. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger
    #2851061, posted on October 28, 2018 at 6:38 pm
    Anyone with a Gab account and bumper stickers should be in a mental hospital or jail.

    I agree about the bumper stickers.

  52. C.L.

    I had to look up what “Gab” was.
    A website, apparently.

  53. miltonf

    I think Griffith made van Onesie a perfesser too

  54. Infidel Tiger

    Gab is a shitstain of a website beloved by white supremacists and anti-Semites. Denying this is idiocy.

  55. Death Giraffe

    STD riddled cockface:
    ..

    Actor Jim Carrey dedicated his honorary award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Friday to Colin Kaepernick and Christine Blasey Ford, while also denouncing the United States for “kidnapping children.”

  56. Infidel Tiger

    I still can’t believe lil Davy Warner walked off the field because he was sledged.

    Grrievance mongering and victimhood is now the national sport.

  57. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger
    #2851065, posted on October 28, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    Gab is a shitstain of a website beloved by white supremacists and anti-Semites. Denying this is idiocy.

    It’s largely Twitter for whackos. Just a different kind of whacko.

  58. Elle

    Mr long neck,

    You’ve slimmed down. Noice!

    A sleeveless number for the video. Noice!

    I see grinding, vibrating, banging, screwing and some kind of lubrication … or is that glue?

    Help me! I’m just a girl. I’m glueless 🙃

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How Kevin Rudd nearly saved the world

    Nick Cater
    Columnist
    2 minutes ago October 28, 2018
    No Comments

    Finally we know the truth behind the conspiracy to destroy one of the greatest prime ministers in the history of Australia, and possibly the world.

    Kevin Rudd did not, as previously supposed, blunder his way through office charged with hubris, making it up as he went along. He was a nation-builder possessed with the vision and intellect that marks the great from the small-minded nobodies at one’s feet.

    The PM Years, the second and probably not the last volume of Rudd’s memoirs, is a compendium of excuses.

    Prime ministerial responsibility is abrogated on every page. Ducks are shoved and bucks are passed. Rudd has nothing to declare but his own genius.

    The author’s scant acknowledgment of personal failings is understandable. Political memoirs are usually an exercise in self-aggrandisement and the less there is to aggrandise, the longer must be the book. This one has 672 pages.

    The meagreness of Rudd’s self-reflection is one thing, however. The failure of his party to acknowledge its policy fiascos, let alone learn from them, is inexcusable.

    There has been little outward sign that the party learned anything from 2007 to 2013. Indeed it intends to double-down on its flawed Gonski school funding scheme, the NDIS, renewable energy targets and other policy disasters conceived in the Rudd and Gillard years.

    The history of the Rudd government was a story of triumph after triumph, in the telling of the 26th prime minister.

    Relaxing the rules on asylum-seekers was an exercise in humanity rather than a signal to the people-smugglers to resume their trade. Rudd “felt sick to the stomach” when he heard of asylum-seekers drowning at sea, but it was hardly his fault.

    The notorious school hall and covered learning centre building program is reinvented as “the $14.7 billion school modernisation plan”. It was greeted by “wild applause” from Labor members who “liked nothing more than a good spending program”, Rudd says. While lesser intellects might call it pork-barrelling, Rudd’s mind as ever was on higher things. “I had always been partial to the term ‘nation building’,” he confesses. “This was a direct assault on the prevailing neoliberal orthodoxy … nations were built from something much bigger and more creative than the mechanistic operations of supply, demand and the business cycle.”

    From the Oz. Should come with a health warning.

  60. egg_

    ABC writers, directors and actors have no idea about ordinary Australians.

    They probably think that Middle Class Bogan is a documentary.

  61. stackja

    Gab allows ‘free speech’. Most web sites don’t allow free speech. Has attracted ‘free speechers’. USA allows free speech. Gab was mentioned here sometime ago.

  62. egg_

    I see grinding, vibrating, banging, screwing and some kind of lubrication …

    And then he started work on the Model A…

  63. Death Giraffe

    or is that glue?

    ..
    The expanding, foamy type of glue.

  64. egg_

    an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

    Sounds like a paper-thin SBS pseudo-erotic plotline.

  65. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2851070, posted on October 28, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    BER was Builders Early Retirement. Pink Batts was something else. Cheques for the many.

  66. jupes

    Good afternoon for working on the Model A:

    You been working out DG?

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking for Cats with an interest in matters military. Max Hasting’s book on Bomber Command in Wobbly Wobbly Two contains the story of one R.A.F. pilot who flew his first thirty missions before his nineteenth birthday.

    Another crew had their magnetic compass disorientated in a storm, mistook the Thames for the Rhine River, and bombed a Fighter Command airfield as a consequence. Not only were they mortified to discover little damage their bombs had actually inflicted, days later a Spitfire flew low over their home station, dropping replica Iron Crosses.

  68. Death Giraffe

    You been working out DG?

    ..
    Just running.

  69. Knuckle Dragger

    Another copper kills himself, this time in Canberra.

    No link.

    This shit is getting out of control.

  70. Bruce of Newcastle

    The history of the Rudd government was a story of triumph after triumph, in the telling of the 26th prime minister.

    I think I’ll name my house peewee “Kevin”.
    He’s getting quite chubby.
    Also has an extreme case of self importance.
    And a loud voice.

  71. Rae

    Gab is a shitstain of a website beloved by white supremacists and anti-Semites.

    And the Cat’s former resident Twitter roach.

  72. stackja

    Matthew Guy reveals payroll tax rate cut at Liberal election launch
    TOM MINEAR, State Political Reporter, Herald Sun
    October 28, 2018 3:13pm
    While the Liberal Party tried to keep the location of its campaign launch under wraps, about a dozen protesters in lobster costumes still arrived, as well as a mobile anti-pokies billboard.
    In a bid to hone his attack on Daniel Andrews, Mr Guy also revealed plans to hold an independent judicial inquiry into Labor’s rorts-for-votes scheme.

    Meanwhile:

    Labor would win the Victorian election if held this weekend: polling
    Victoria State Election
    Labor promises health funding boost at election campaign launch
    James Dowling, Herald Sun
    October 28, 2018 3:04pm

    LABOR has fallen back on its health strong suit announcing a re-elected Andrews Government would deliver a boost in nursing numbers, build 10 community hospitals and fund 500,000 extra regional specialist appointments.

    To thunderous applause at today’s election campaign launch, Premier Daniel Andrews said the promised $1.3 billion funding splurge would deliver the “biggest shake-up” to Victoria’s health care system.

  73. I am bespoke

    Death Giraffe
    #2851079, posted on October 28, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    You been working out DG?
    ..
    Just running.

    Not gardening

  74. stackja

    Grim toll of PC bias: Has the UK learned its lesson?
    Rita Panahi, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    THE grooming gangs scandal is one of the most shameful episodes in modern British history.

    Labour MP David Lammy accused Javis of bringing “a great office into disrepute” and pandering to the far Right by “singling out Asians”.

    This, despite all of the men convicted in Huddersfield being of Asian heritage.

    One fears Britain has not learned the lessons of this grim saga.

    Rita Panahi is a Herald Sun columnist

  75. Death Giraffe

    LABOR has fallen back on its health strong suit announcing a re-elected Andrews Government would deliver a boost in nursing numbers

    ..
    Strong suit?
    Listen, dumb shits, you want to improve health? Stop cramming hundreds of thousands extra new people into the joint, most of whom think that bunging up the ERs with their minor ailments to avoid paying $35 at the GP is a really good idea.

  76. stackja

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2851080, posted on October 28, 2018 at 7:14 pm
    Another copper kills himself, this time in Canberra.

    No link.

    This shit is getting out of control.

    Much of society is getting out of control. And the police have to clean up the mess.

  77. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One of the Newcastle gang to be convicted, Badrul Hussain, summed up the attitude of the offenders when he told a female ticket inspector: “All white women are only good for one thing — for men like me to f— and use like trash. That’s all women like you are worth.”

    From the article, posted by stackja. Noice.

  78. jupes

    I think I’ll name my house peewee “Kevin”.
    He’s getting quite chubby.
    Also has an extreme case of self importance.
    And a loud voice.

    LOL

  79. Helen

    I’ll check it out on my phone – must be my browser settings.

  80. stackja

    Drowning kangaroo saved by police on Mornington Peninsula
    Selby Stewart, Herald Sun
    an hour ago

    TWO police sergeants have told of their daring rescue which saved the life of a drowning kangaroo at Safety Beach yesterday.

    Where were the Greens?

  81. jupes

    You been working out DG?
    ..
    Just running.

    Good stuff. I remember running. Now it’s just the bike and gay glider in the gym.

    Setting any land speed records?

  82. Death Giraffe

    I don’t know where they get the new people to bring into the state, but wherever they come from, they are not sending their best.
    I let an ambulance with siren and lights go past last week. I could not believe that no ofher bastard was getting out of the way of it. Hogging RH lane with an ambo stick behind you.
    Clogging up the emergency roomd because you don’t want to pay 30 bucks at the GP.
    These antisocial people. Unbe -fucking -lievable.

  83. Elle

    I know there are some other Eastern Suburbs peeps here. Why are Dave Sharma’s placards still up (Queens Park area), but all others have been taken down?

  84. Oh come on

    We are delighted to have Stan join Griffith University,’’ Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education & Law) Professor Paul Mazerolle said.

    “His deep knowledge of global affairs and extensive journalistic experience is an incredible asset to the University.

    “Our journalism and communication students and others will benefit from his knowledge and wisdom.”

    LOL the embarrassingly undergraduate, pseudo-intellectual opinion pieces he occasionally pens for the ABC must have got him the gig.

  85. Death Giraffe

    Setting any land speed records?

    ..
    Nope.
    Couldn’t get past a grandmother yesterday.
    But in my defence, she was only slightly overweight.

  86. Des Deskperson

    ‘If Stan Grant has a role at Griffiths Uni does that mean he longer works at ABC or has his workload been cut back with the appropriate cut in pay.’

    I assume this is a sarcastic comment. It will be made easy for Grant to do both jobs, the only onward difrece is that ABC promos and intros will now scrupulously refer to him as ‘Professor Grant’.

    As a full professor at GU, Grant’s annual base salary is $175,772. The employer super contribution of 17% of salary confers an extra benefit worth $30,000 p.a. He will almost certainly be entitled to an employer funded, private-plated car – $25,000 p.a, and a parking spot $2,500 p.a, Add his various other perks – I phone, home computer – and its a reasonable assumption that his ‘total remuneration package’ is around $250,000.

    His ABC salary and perks are probably similar, maybe a bit less. Given his other income – books, articles, appearances – he’s probably on around well lover half a million per annum.

  87. Death Giraffe

    Almost sprightly.

  88. Shy Ted

    Look who’s writing for The Guardian about energy policy
    Perhaps the windfarms aren’t getting enough “subsidies”.

  89. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Clogging up the emergency roomd because you don’t want to pay 30 bucks at the GP.

    Clogging up the emergency room with kids with the most superficial of injuries.

  90. Elle

    Sharma was number one for me, by the way. I’m happy to help out taking the placards down. I just need a ladder and a strong man to dismantle the tightly bound placard. Someone who has tools. Death Giraffe?

  91. Death Giraffe

    You are in the wrong state m’ dear.

  92. Oh come on

    Grant is a celebrity hire. I doubt he’ll do any actual teaching, let alone research. They’ll wheel him out to give speeches, I mean lectures, for marketing/PR events.

  93. Rae

    As a full professor at GU, Grant’s annual base salary is $175,772. The employer super contribution of 17% of salary confers an extra benefit worth $30,000 p.a. He will almost certainly be entitled to an employer funded, private-plated car – $25,000 p.a, and a parking spot $2,500 p.a, Add his various other perks – I phone, home computer – and its a reasonable assumption that his ‘total remuneration package’ is around $250,000.

    His ABC salary and perks are probably similar, maybe a bit less. Given his other income – books, articles, appearances – he’s probably on around well lover half a million per annum.

    Wish it was you, huh?

  94. feelthebern

    Watching a Luc Besson movie “Valerian” at the moment.
    Hopefully this Cara bird will turn into his muse & he’ll direct movies again, instead of just producing American re-makes of his French catalogue.

  95. Oh come on

    ABC promos and intros will now scrupulously refer to him as ‘Professor Grant’.

    LOL the ABC are ridiculously condescending towards Aboriginals. Like that Yunupingu guy who carked it recently – it was all ‘Dr Yunupingu’ despite the guy holding only an honorary doctorate which doesn’t entitle the recipient to use the title of Dr.

  96. feelthebern

    Public purse Rae is very low energy.
    A low IQ person.

  97. Rae

    Clogging up the emergency roomd because you don’t want to pay 30 bucks at the GP.

    Clogging up the emergency room with kids with the most superficial of injuries.

    You old folks have some strange dreams. There is no clogging up of the ER/ED for the reasons you suggest. Less serious matters are triaged out to the House Doctors or to the potential patients’ GP.

  98. Death Giraffe

    I timed myself for the mile yesterday.
    I calculate, if we were on a 400 metre track, Roger Bannister would only have lapped me three times.
    And then, presumably, gone home while I finished the rest of the mile.

  99. mh

    Given his other income – books, articles, appearances – he’s probably on around well over half a million per annum.

    And none of this would have been possible without blackface.

  100. Rae

    Clarification.

    The less serious cases might take up seats in the waiting area until seen by the House Doctor. But that isn’t exactly clogging up the ER/ED.

  101. stackja

    Elle
    #2851096, posted on October 28, 2018 at 7:34 pm
    I know there are some other Eastern Suburbs peeps here. Why are Dave Sharma’s placards still up (Queens Park area), but all others have been taken down?

    MT wants them left up?

  102. Crossie

    Amanda Stoker is on Chris Kenny’s show on Sky. She is great and tells it like it is. Why can’t we have more of MPs like her?

  103. Crossie

    Why are Dave Sharma’s placards still up (Queens Park area), but all others have been taken down?

    They may as well stay up, the general election may be sooner than we think.

  104. Death Giraffe

    Roger Bannister’s mile in full, with his own commentary:
    Here.

  105. stackja

    Photoshop?

    Melbourne Cup Carnival Ambassador Olivia Molly Rogers with the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup at Bogong Horseback Adventures station in Tawonga. Picture: Jason Edwards

  106. Death Giraffe

    You are not in Victoria Rae, obviously.

  107. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The less serious cases might take up seats in the waiting area until seen by the House Doctor. But that isn’t exactly clogging up the ER/ED.

    You’ve obviously never visited an ER in rural Australia, especially over the weekend.

  108. Old School Conservative

    Rae
    #2851110, posted on October 28, 2018 at 7:46 pm
    Less serious matters are triaged out to the House Doctors or to the potential patients’ GP.

    I have been told that the soon-to-be-opened Frenchs Forest hospital will have a medical centre staffed with GPs right next to the Emergency Dept for just that “triaged out” process.
    A good move. Should also have a positive effect on the wasting of ambulance time too.

  109. Roger

    Why are Dave Sharma’s placards still up (Queens Park area), but all others have been taken down?

    Libs short of volunteers.

  110. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Somali [email protected], 29, whose deportation was halted by a mutiny of plane passengers has cost taxpayers £300,000 in legal and jail costs – and he still hasn’t been kicked out of the UK

    From the Daily Mail

  111. stackja

    Roger
    #2851124, posted on October 28, 2018 at 7:58 pm
    Why are Dave Sharma’s placards still up (Queens Park area), but all others have been taken down?

    Libs short of volunteers.

    ALP have plenty of Getup/unions ‘volunteers’.

  112. Roger

    ALP have plenty of Getup/unions ‘volunteers’.

    “…the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

  113. Cassie of Sydney

    “Elle
    #2851103, posted on October 28, 2018 at 7:38 pm
    Sharma was number one for me, by the way. I’m happy to help out taking the placards down. I just need a ladder and a strong man to dismantle the tightly bound placard. Someone who has tools. Death Giraffe?”

    Me too Elle, I am hoping he’ll run again next year….or maybe it’ll be this year….I just think he needs to be a bit tougher, he needs to understand that diplomacy and politics are not the same…the always inept Liberals also need to actually campaign and to shine the spotlight on Phoney Phelps’ venal hypocrisy…where was the spotlight by the Libs on her medical practice? Where was the spotlight by the Libs on her 100% renewables….that it utter lunacy? There was no punching back by the always inept liberals. Also, read Piers Ackerman’s take down in today’s telegraph….he nails what went wrong.

  114. H B Bear

    Isn’t Graegooglery supposed to be dying?

  115. jupes

    “Our journalism and communication students and others will benefit from his knowledge and wisdom.”

    Wisdom is that thing Aboriginal Elders have been blessed with.

    Funnily enough it never seems to help them sort out the problems in their communities, but hey, it is deserving of our (official) respect.

  116. Hmmm.
    System still up.
    Maybe turn on two aircons.

  117. Rae

    where was the spotlight by the Libs on her medical practice?

    What do you imagine would be revealed in the glare of any such spotlight?

  118. jupes

    Where was the spotlight by the Libs on her 100% renewables….that it utter lunacy?

    Well they have just announced that they are wasting a lazy $15,000,000,000 of our money on … you guessed it … renewables.

    You are either for it or against it. The Liberals are for it.

  119. min

    I bought David Kemp’s The Land of Dreams , the first of 5 volumes of How Australians won their freedom 1788-1860 . It tells the story of how Australians laid down the foundation for one of the world’s most successful countries with unprecedented levels of personal liberty and social equality. It was also one of the first democratic countries .
    Seeing the polls seem to be favouring Socialist governments I am now wondering if the last volume will be The Land of Nightmares

  120. chrisl

    I was in Peru recently and all the political advertising was painted on every wall and building And will stay that way for the next four years. Stop complaining Elle.

  121. Cassie of Sydney

    “Infidel Tiger
    #2851065, posted on October 28, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    Gab is a shitstain of a website beloved by white supremacists and anti-Semites. Denying this is idiocy.”

    Twitter is also a shitstain of a website…denying this is also idiocy.

  122. stackja

    Cassie of Sydney
    #2851130, posted on October 28, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    ABC smears. I am shocked!

  123. JC

    Funnily enough it never seems to help them sort out the problems in their communities, but hey, it is deserving of our (official) respect.

    And the rest of us also require a panel of elders to advise the Parliament. Don’t forget what else they want to be consitutionalized.

  124. Tel

    Twitter is also a shitstain of a website…denying this is also idiocy.

    One streaks slightly more to the left, so that’s very important!

    Besides the recent shooter had one of each type of account, which is why the media carefully only reported Gab… you know how honesty is all about making sure you never under any circumstances attempt to tell the whole truth.

  125. Roger

    I bought David Kemp’s The Land of Dreams…

    Would that be the same David Kemp who, as Federal Environment minister under Howard, orchestrated the ban on farmers clearing their land for productive use in NSW & QLD?

  126. Elle

    Piers nailed it! Indeed! Spot on, Cassie!

    I think Sharma will run again. Next time without the stench of the narcissistic cnut Turncoat.

    The eastern suburbs of Sydney needs a good cleansing. I drove round the streets spraying Glen 20 everywhere.

    That’s better.

  127. Elle

    Piers nailed it! Indeed! Spot on, Cassie!

    I think Sharma will run again. Next time without the stench of the narcissistic Turncoat.

    The eastern suburbs of Sydney needs a good cleansing. I drove round the streets spraying Glen 20 everywhere.

    That’s better.

  128. Roger

    I think Sharma will run again. Next time without the stench of the narcissistic Turncoat.

    I’m sure Sharma is a decent bloke, but that he advised SloMo (since when do PMs take advice on policy from candidates? Since PM SloMo came to be!) to remove exemptions from anti-discrimination laws for religious schools leaves me doubting his political timbre.

  129. egg_

    Isn’t Graegooglery supposed to be dying?

    Brain cancer?
    Posting odder than usual?

  130. Cassie of Sydney

    I find the ABC’s coverage of the Pittsburgh atrocity obscene and utterly hypocritical. If the gunman had been a follower of the religion of peace, the ABC would be going into overdrive to avoid mentioning the perpetrator’s religion….like they have done so many times before. The ABC is obviously so happy that the gunman in Pittsburgh is a far right white supremacist.

    I have been reading some Isr*eli media outlets….the Synagogue had “no security”. The gunman just walked in. This would NEVER happen here in Oz and it would NEVER happen in Europe.

    This afternoon I took my usual shortcut through the church in Paddington to get home. Pittsburgh has been on my mind all day and I couldn’t help noticing that this church didn’t need security…unlike the synagogue I go to. Our Synagogues, our schools, our kindergartens, our old people’s homes and our communal organisations all require security. Why? Because there are people out there…of the far right and the far left…..who want to kill J*ws. I can’t understand this hatred.

  131. Top Ender

    Thank for the tip re Piers, Cassie….good enough to share…

    The ABC of how to help Labor while you claim you’re impartial
    PIERS AKERMAN

    IF last Saturday’s Wentworth Stakes had been the Melbourne Cup, the stewards would have had an inquiry and probably overturned the result.

    The beaten horse, Liberal Sharma, was interfered with right around the track and in plain view of the punters in the stands.

    The nobbling was effective, narrowly giving the race to independent Phelps.

    The most egregious meddling was the introduction of a slimed email during the last leg of the race which the laughably self-regulating and neutral race caller, Our ABC, falsely claimed targeted Phelps. It didn’t.

    It disgustingly smeared Sharma in an unbelievably sickening racist attack.

    Yes, the Liberal candidate Dave Sharma lost to independent Dr Kerryn Phelps but she didn’t win in a fair competition. The email alluded to was leaked by the ABC and news of its existence was broadcast on high rotation by the ABC in the closing days of the by-election. In one line it claimed Phelps had been diagnosed with HIV and was no longer in contention.

    But the ABC didn’t tell its viewers and listeners that the email also claimed Sharma’s candidacy was designed to open the doors to immigrants from India and ensure Australia had a Hindu prime minister. The dog whistle could be heard from Bondi to Harold Park.

    Throughout the race, the Labor Party ran dead. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten didn’t want to know his party’s candidate, Tim Murray, and a slew of Labor advisers had their way cleared to work for Phelps. Such party disloyalty normally results in suspension if not expulsion but Labor conveniently overlooked their fickle folly in Wentworth and there’s no doubt that those who steered Phelps’ tactics will be putting their shoulders behind Labor in the general election.

    Incredibly, the NSW division of the Liberal Party was also less than brilliant. It owes its unreformed anti-democratic nature to the former member for Wentworth Malcolm Turnbull and it wasn’t about to hasten erasure of his influence.

    It assigned a former Turnbull staffer Sally Betts to run the Wentworth campaign for the new chum politician who had beaten a field of local candidates, many of them women, during the preselection battle in which Prime Minister Scott Morrison had expressed his hope for a female to win.

    Betts, a former mayor of Waverley and long-time councillor, had incurred the enmity of the beachside suburbs with her contribution to a long-running dispute over the revamp of the iconic Bondi Beach Pavilion.

    On her watch as campaign boss, the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club, a Turnbull stronghold, fell to Phelps and became the site of the independent’s election victory party. The Liberals, long identified with the club, had to settle for a pub across the road.

    Sharma’s September 14 victory was declared a “shock” by that independent news source, the ABC, as he had thrashed “former Woollahra deputy mayor Katherine O’Regan, who had been the expected frontrunner. The ABC understands there were audible gasps in room when Ms O’Regan was knocked out of the running.”

    On the night and in any comparison of CVs, Sharma was the outstanding candidate.

    His selection was certainly no shock to those who weren’t receiving their briefings from the NSW division of the Liberals.

    Locals knew that, thanks to her work in local government, Ms O’Regan was just as discredited as Ms Betts.

    Despite all this unnecessary lead in his saddlebags, Sharma still managed to get a greater percentage of votes (43.12) than Turnbull garnered in 2004 (41.79) — not a bad result at all given that his predecessor had refused to offer unconditional support for the Liberal candidate in the critical days immediately before the election.

    Some claim Turnbull’s defenestration by his colleagues cost the Liberals the election but that’s too trite. Turnbull is a serial political assassin having knifed his predecessor in Wentworth, Peter King, and two Liberal Party leaders Brendan Nelson and Tony Abbott, whom he relentlessly leaked against and undermined.

    As was pointed out in the weeks before the by-election, Wentworth is not a microcosm of the nation. It is a wealthy, well-educated electorate divorced from the concerns that wrack the majority of Australians.

    You have to be very well-off to be Green or insouciant enough to throw away a vote in protest — like the yuppie Wentworth voter seen clutching a GetUp poster as they stepped out of a top-of-the-line Range Rover at one polling booth last weekend.

    Phelps won on preferences — the votes of the candidates least popular.

    BEWARE ‘KEVIN’ TURNBULL

    The result has little bearing on next year’s federal election but PM Morrison should decide how he will treat Turnbull in future. Sending him to tomorrow’s Our Ocean Conference in Bali was a deal done before the byelection and before the true extent of Turnbull’s disloyalty was fully exposed.

    As a former PM, Turnbull should be treated with a modicum of respect but not a jot more than is civil. And any thought that Wentworth should be gifted to Turnbull son-in-law James Brown down the track must be carefully considered. The conspicuous absence of the Turnbull forces in the fight to retain the seat must be remembered.

    Morrison may think it better to try and keep Turnbull in the tent rather than see him go the full Kevin Rudd and bitterly turn against his party but rarely is appeasement worth the price.

  132. jupes

    IF last Saturday’s Wentworth Stakes had been the Melbourne Cup, the stewards would have had an inquiry and probably overturned the result.

    I’m happy to let the result stand.

    There are actually people in Australia who consider themselves conservative who vote for the Liberals because they believe they are a conservative party. Idiots. The Liberals are a left wing party about five or so years behind Labor on left wing policy.

    The SloMo government is more left wing than the Gillard government on every measure with the exception of stopping the boats, however it is no surprise that they are about to fold on even that.

    The Liberals must be destroyed in order for a true conservative party to rise from the ashes. The longer this takes the worse for the nation.

  133. Top Ender

    Your rates and taxes at work:

    Melburnians to help create gender inequality map
    Susie O’Brien, Herald Sun

    RESIDENT gender warriors from two Melbourne municipalities will help to create the state’s first map showing hot spots of gender inequality.

    The Gender Inequality Map, published on Monday by CrowdSpot and Monash University, is supported by the Victorian government.

    Residents of Darebin and Melton municipalities are being encouraged to go to the site and drop a pin on places where they have experienced gender-related challenges such as a lack of female change-rooms at a sportsground or sexist advertising.

    The pilot program, which will run until the end of February, will help with policy and urban design changes based on real-life experiences in public places.

    CrowdSpot director Anthony Aisenberg, a new dad, wants gender-inclusive baby-changing sites to be highlighted on the map.

    “The map empowers people of all ages and gender identities to easily share their experiences and feelings about their local area by placing a pin on the map. This community collaboration provides useful ­insights for decision-makers to improve neighbourhoods,” he said.

    Director of Monash University’s XYX Lab, Nicole Kalms, said the map “will reveal real, everyday experiences of gender inequality that we may not always be aware of. It gives us a new way to look at our local community”.

    The idea has been used previously by CrowdSpot and XYX Lab in mapping social ­exclusion in cities for Plan International.

    “In isolation, individual experiences of gender inequality, like a lack of female change ­facilities at sportsgrounds, may not seem significant. However, when we view them collectively, we see the very real impact inequity has on daily life for women, men, trans and gender-diverse people,” Dr Kalms said.

    The idea was welcomed by Emily Lee-Ack, CEO of the Office for Women.

    “All Victorians — women, men, trans and gender diverse people — are affected by gender inequality. The Gender Equality Map is about making those experiences visible in a real way,” she said.

    People in Darebin and Melton can take part in the pilot at genderequalitymap.vic.gov.au

    [email protected]

    Feel free to drop Suze a line to say how keen you are…

  134. stackja

    Cassie of Sydney
    #2851148, posted on October 28, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Pennsylvania has nearly 30 cities and towns numbering over 100 Joos each, … and English (1664) rule until 1681, when William Penn acquired the territory.

  135. Oh come on

    Isn’t Graegooglery supposed to be dying?

    No, it was attention-whoring itself out in one of the most despicable fashions imaginable. Unfortunately, several well-meaning people here fed it their sympathy and condolences. That was the most nourishing meal it’s had in decades.

  136. Rae

    Phelps won on preferences — the votes of the candidates least popular.

    Lol. And Sharma came second. On preferences – the votes of the other least popular candidates.

  137. stackja

    As of 2017, Pennsylvania’s Jooish population was approximately 291,140 people.

  138. JC

    The gunman just walked in. This would NEVER happen here in Oz and it would NEVER happen in Europe.</blockquote

    It would, Cassie. The security I see at J&wish Centres is a bored looking fat guy or two. The easiest thing to do would be overpowering these guys.

    There’s no such thing as the far right in the way you think . The far right is a spot on the left side of the line. There’s is a far right but not what you think. The further right you go, you hit classic liberalism, the. Libertarianism and finally the anarchists who believe in no government. The idea political ideology is circular is a concoction by the left. It’s not a circle where extremism meets extremism of the far right and far left. Think of it as a line with o and one side is left while the other right.

  139. Get ready for the Armageddon this coming week with the BoM predicting 40 degrees for the Vic Mallee this Thursday.
    Won’t get there in my opinion. You’d need a very hot wind to do it and it’s a bit early for that sort of heat.
    Alice Springs reached 39 on the 26th but Mildura topped out at only 30 the day before with a gusty Northerly all day.
    You can bet the ABC will be cheering this Weather Winx across the line.

  140. Bruce of Newcastle

    The ABC is obviously so happy that the gunman in Pittsburgh is a far right white supremacist.

    Fake news.

    The gunman is an anti-Trump anti-Semite.
    Trump is far-right in ABC’s worldview.
    So the gunman can’t also be far-right.
    Which is true since from the look of things he’s a neonazi.
    Who are far-left nationalists.

  141. Gab

    Isn’t Graegooglery supposed to be dying?

    No, it was attention-whoring itself out in one of the most despicable fashions imaginable. Unfortunately, several well-meaning people here fed it their sympathy and condolences.

    Really? Then I was one of those who were well and truly duped.

  142. Macbeth

    ZK2A You have always seemed to be a sensible chap, but will you please stop this “wobbly wobbly” nonsense.
    I never noticed WW2 wobbling, and I was there at the time.

  143. Elle

    Cassie, I see our Jewish schools in the eastern suburbs of Sydney with guards on the perimeter. It’s surreal.

  144. Elle

    Cassie, I see our J*wish schools in the eastern suburbs of Sydney with guards on the perimeter. It’s surreal.

  145. Boambee John

    The idea political ideology is circular is a concoction by the left. It’s not a circle where extremism meets extremism of the far right and far left. Think of it as a line with o and one side is left while the other right.

    In my view the scale goes from communist (internationalist left), then fascists (nationalist socialists), then “social democrats”, those too embarrassed by the recorded history to call themselves communists or nattionalist socialistss, then conservatives, then libertarians.

    The anarchists seem happy to swing between no government and being enforcers of communism.

  146. Cassie of Sydney

    Thanks Elle, here’s something for you…

    https://youtu.be/IBIvPkdIOT8

  147. Top Ender

    How old were you then, Macbeth?

  148. Elle

    SheElohim yevarach otha, Cassie.
    Stay strong.

  149. Cassie of Sydney

    “Elle
    #2851163, posted on October 28, 2018 at 9:37 pm
    Cassie, I see our J*wish schools in the eastern suburbs of Sydney with guards on the perimeter. It’s surreal.”

    Yep, pretty depressing. J*wish children are a target…..remember Toulouse in 2012.

  150. Des Deskperson

    I just watched the fourth episode of the ABC’s ‘acclaimed’ – aren’t they all — drama. ‘Pine Gap’. Every issue it tries to deal with – relationships, psychology, espionage, secrecy, office politics, international relations, regional and global strategy – comes across as self-conscious, puerile, simplistic and unauthentic. No real depth and complexity, just a sort of smart arse opaqueness with lots of technobabble, like some thick and crummy ‘thriller’ genre paperback with a gold embossed title.

    Shocking.

  151. Snoopy

    Get ready for the Armageddon this coming week with the BoM predicting 40 degrees for the Vic Mallee this Thursday.

    The beauty of digital temperature readings.

  152. Boambee John

    Des

    Thanks for suffering so that the rest of us are spared the misery.

  153. Boambee John

    Get ready for the Armageddon this coming week with the BoM predicting 40 degrees for the Vic Mallee this Thursday.

    The nongs routinely miss tomorrow’s temperature by up to three degrees, Thursday is fantasy.

    Then again, the aim is probably to get a high figure mentioned, if it is missed byba significant amount, the earlier figure will still be on the website, the reality will not be highlighted.

  154. 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 until his tour was over.

    Close, it was the “New Idea” if IIRC (at the time I was quite active on many web forums, calling the for the execution by firing squad of the editrixes of the New Idea – though I wasn’t closed minded about it, hanging would have been acceptable)
    To this day I forbid a copy of New Idea entering the house.

    Time has failed to dull my intolerance of supplying information to the enemy.
    I’m still prepared to put the bitches against a wall & shoot them.

  155. JC

    Dersh has it eggsactly right. A US president – the one before Trump, whose name I forget – was a close friend of a terrorist bomber.

    Alan Dershowitz has noticed this absolutely essential point:

    The entire episode [[Seyoc’s bombs]] brings back painful memories of the Weathermen and other radical left wing organizations that planted bombs in the 1970s. The Weathermen and other radical leftist groups targeted universities, army bases, police officers, banks, and other establishment places and people. The death toll was considerable, and the fear was palpable. At about the same time, the Black Panthers, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and other radical leftist groups terrorized the United States.

    So far no one has tried to glorify the arrested person responsible for the recent pipe bombs. Although President Trump has condemned the alleged perpetrator, it would not be surprising if some right wing extremists took perverse pleasure and pride in the attacks on the left wing icons. This is different from how some liberals glorified the Weathermen, Black Panthers, and other hard left terrorists. Left wing lawyers, who would never defend an accused right wing terrorist, rushed to represent these radical groups, while prominent liberals contributed to defense funds and attended fundraising parties. Films, books, plays, and articles sought to understand the motives of these young murderers.

    Years later, Barack Obama befriended Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who had been active members of the Weathermen and supporters of violent terrorism. Both Ayers and Dohrn were invited to teach at well known American universities, as was Kathy Boudin, who had served a long prison term for participating in a terrorist inspired robbery that resulted in the deaths of two police officers and one armored guard and seriously injured another guard.

  156. Macbeth

    Top Ender. Service from 18 years to 22 plus . Closing on 96 now.
    Cheers.

  157. JC

    Macbeth

    And you’re using a computer too…. good for you. Are you still living at home? You’re tops.

    Also Ignore Ronery. He annoys even without trying to be annoying. It’s one of his strengths, so you can imagine what his weaknesses are like.

  158. Steve trickler

    Stunning scenery from Israel. Enjoy the ride.

    Song of Ascents – שיר למעלות (Tour of Israel…Deep House mix) HD



  159. H B Bear

    Pine Gap strikes me as a button pushing exercise for ALPBC commissioning producers. Paint-by–numbers Leftishm when you want more more taxpayer $$$ from your maaaates.

  160. max

    SBS program earlier tonight on the Nazi, Eichmann, laid emphasis on him being a civil servant, a bureaucrat just doing a job, as he explained to the Israelis when brought to trial.

    The program stressed that the Nazis embarked on a public spending binge when they came to power, increasing the number of public servants by a large margin and thereby inducing gratitude and loyalty in the beneficiaries.

    The insidious left and their work of moral corruption goes on. They are evil bastards.

  161. Infidel Tiger

    Macbeth you are a living legend.

    Thank you for everything, sir.

  162. Oh come on

    So, the following appears at the end of this ABC article about the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting:

    The Islamic Center Of Pittsburgh offered its deepest sympathy and condolences, and called on its community to donate blood.

    And it wasn’t as though the above was one part of a list of the responses of the city’s various faith communities. Just the Muzzie response got a shout out, apropos of nothing in particular.

    I guess the Religion of Peace narrative must be pushed at every opportunity.

  163. Oh come on

    A deeply respectful lull descends upon the thread…thank you for your service, Macbeth.

  164. Macbeth

    JC: Yes, still at home. Several computers in use, although no longer used in serious mode. Vet Affairs, family and RSL keep an eye on me.

  165. Old School Conservative

    The Australian reports that the Duchess of Sussex addressed a room full of NZ feminists with “congratulations on becoming the first country in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago.”

    Wikipedia tells me the Isle of Man and Port Vila gave women the vote earlier.

    Words matter – NZ was the fist of currently existing independent countries, a minor detail ignored by Meghan, reporters, and editors.

  166. Old School Conservative

    Damm. fist = first.

  167. Old School Conservative

    Years later, Barack Obama befriended Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who had been active members of the Weathermen and supporters of violent terrorism.

    Free pass from the MSM.
    Yet put a dog on top of your car or refer to “binders full of women” and your world is torn apart.

  168. Bruce in WA

    Yes, still at home. Several computers in use, although no longer used in serious mode. Vet Affairs, family and RSL keep an eye on me.

    Respect.

  169. Geriatric Mayfly

    Pine Gap strikes me as a button pushing exercise for ALPBC commissioning producers. Paint-by–numbers Leftishm when you want more more taxpayer $$$ from your maaaates.

    Also, fulfils their obsession with local content. Cobble together something Ozzified , no matter how woeful, and the ABC is automatically enriching the culture and adding a new and vital chapter to nation’s self appraisal.

  170. JC

    Macbeth.

    Don’t ever stop what you’re doing. And as someone said above… respect and tons more.

  171. JC

    The Kenyan.

    Obama takes jab at Trump: ‘Nobody in my administration got indicted’

    YET!

  172. Oh come on

    Cannot believe people here are still crying that we wuz robbed in Wentworth! No! It was a great thing! Liberal governance is awful. And in the long run, it’s far more damaging than Labor’s, because the Libs purport to be the party of conservative values. The conservative brand is being ruined for generations by the progressive pseuds in the LP. The LP is not only making its existence superfluous by attempting to be more Labor than Labor, it is also sowing conservative heartlands with salt.

    The LP just needs to die. Anyone who still feels some sort of tribal loyalty to this despicable party needs their head read.

  173. Oh come on

    Nobody in my administration got indicted

    Because the DOJ was your bitch. What a disgrace. There should have been multiple indictments over Benghazi, Hillary’s emails, Fast and Furious and the IRS scandal.

  174. Oh come on

    Obama’s administration was astonishingly corrupt. And the fact that the media collectively refused to investigate this corruption indicates that the media as an institution is rotten to the core.

  175. Top Ender

    Thanks Macbeth.

    I’d like to do a brief two question interview with you for a book I’m working on.

    If’ you’d be interested, could you drop me an email? – Sinc has my address.

  176. cohenite

    You look at the people who flourished under obuma: eric holder, shrillary, comey, brennan, mueller, Rosenstein etc and you see the corruption including these 1375 examples:

    https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

  177. max

    This morning at mass we were addressed by a woman from the Catholic Centre for Evangelisation (I think that’s right).

    She introduced the term ‘synodal’ and said that she was there to talk about ‘parish leadership.’ What followed was from the Argentine left playbook: parishes don’t belong to priests and we all need to ask ourselves what we want to see happening, where are the young etc etc. This stuff is all just softening up for a leftist church that is soft on gays, and divorce and having a refugee meltdown. It is also an abdication of leadership by those who have led the church into a morass and now want to turn around and say ‘get yourselves out of this’. It bespeaks conspicuous moral vanity: we live in a special time with unique challenges and we must move with the times if we are to go on. So “accompany” gays etc.

  178. Leigh Lowe

    Death Giraffe

    #2851118, posted on October 28, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Roger Bannister’s mile in full, with his own commentary:

    Before I click the link, how long does it go for?

  179. JC

    Ender

    I’m Macbeth’s talent agent. You have to go through me and the fee is upfront. 🙂

  180. Damienski

    Macbeth
    Just quietly, I am in awe. My (departed and much-loved) Godfather was a Rat. My (departed and much-loved) uncle served in New Guinea towards the end of the war. My (departed and much-loved) aunts were an aircraft woman and a WAC.
    I dips me lid, sir.

  181. Top Ender

    Understood JC.

    Your normal $1000 and a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue is in the mail.

  182. Death Giraffe

    She introduced the term ‘synodal’ and said that she was there to talk about ‘parish leadership.’ What followed was from the Argentine left playbook: parishes don’t belong to priests and we all need to ask ourselves what we want to see happening,

    ..
    Everyone is a leader.
    Load of shit.
    Exactically the same shit they have been pushing in the schools these last 15 years.
    Destruction ensues.
    Push back now or watch it all literally go to hell.

  183. Damienski

    And JC don’t be thinking you can slither in and clip the ticket. Macbeth could still buy and sell you with his eyes closed.

  184. JC

    Talking about talent agents…..

    Went to see A Star in Born this evening. I was pleasantly surprised, as it was a pretty decent movie for Hollywood these days. Bradley Cooper did a pretty decent job – although I think he mimicked Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart all too well. I’ve never heard anything I know by Lady Ga Ga, but I have to reluctantly say she has an incredible voice. I’d vote it 3.3 out of 5. Sam Elliot was in it doing his usual sanctimonious mumble acting. The dude is a mumbling single act, all the way from Roadhouse to this. Roadhouse must have been filmed in the very early 90s and the fucker looks no older than in that film. His acting hasn’t changed one bit either. The downsides are that Ga Ga really can’t act terribly well and that Alec Baldwin was in it as an SNL host. The good thing was that Baldwin has got to be incredibly obese and unhealthy looking, which is a positive.

  185. JC

    Damienski
    #2851205, posted on October 28, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    And JC don’t be thinking you can slither in and clip the ticket. Macbeth could still buy and sell you with his eyes closed.

    Not doubt. Totally.

  186. mh

    Bradley Cooper will always be the guy from the Hangover.

  187. JC

    Hangover was great. The Chinese dude in the latter one kite flying in Vegas was funny as. He was a doc in real life and gave it up for movies.

  188. C.L.

    ‘Nobody in my administration got indicted’

    Exactly.

  189. C.L.

    Dersh has it eggsactly right. A US president – the one before Trump, whose name I forget – was a close friend of a terrorist bomber.

    He gave the eulogy at Ted Kennedy’s funeral.
    Farewell, Ted. Great work getting out of the Oldsmobile, dude.

  190. JC

    mh

    American sniper was fabulous and Limitless was really good too.

  191. Oh come on.

    Bradley Cooper should kiss the ground upon which The Hangover vehicle walks. Prior to, he had no chance of being cast in anything other than a rom-com.

  192. Oh come on.

    Limitless? Not bad, not great.

  193. rickw

    It tells the story of how Australians laid down the foundation for one of the world’s most successful countries with unprecedented levels of personal liberty and social equality. It was also one of the first democratic countries.

    Does anyone in Canberra know or realise this?

  194. Oh come on.

    One thing I will say about Lady Gaga in this movie of hers. She looks like a normal female. Attractive, even. Not like a freak. I didn’t recognise her when I saw her face in a movie ad on the side of a bus. Shouldn’t Lady Gaga have half her head shaved and the other half dyed pink and silver and jutting out at a 45 degree angle?

  195. mh

    I’m not saying Bradley Cooper’s work has been no good, just that the Hangover was such an iconic role that it is hard to shake off the association no matter how many movies he makes post-Hangover.

    But I could be wrong.

  196. mh

    The Dentist from the Hangover keeps getting film roles, too. From Chevy Chase’s old role to the latest Ted Kennedy movie.

    If you were in the Hangover you can get work.

  197. Armadillo

    Am I the only one who noticed that “numbers” posted here yesterday @ 11:08?

  198. JC

    mh

    American Hustle was also pretty decent too.

    But sure the Hangovers were the best.

    OCO

    GA GA has a very decent filled in body but her face is a little so so.

    She went to a school in NYC we almost enrolled our kid in, but wifey thought it wasn’t good enough scholastically. It’s St…. something all girls school. Amazing school as it’s an old Mansion on the upper East-side. I’ll see if I can find it.

  199. Oh come on

    I don’t have a strong opinion (or even a weak opinion) about Bradley Cooper or the Hangover movies, mh. Because I haven’t really seen much of either. So I’m not slagging Cooper or the Hangover franchise off, don’t get me wrong.

    I do know that Bradley Cooper’s decision to take the lead in the Hangover movies was a brilliant career move on his part that has opened a ridiculous number of doors for him that were previously closed.

  200. Oh come on

    GA GA has a very decent filled in body but her face is a little so so.

    I didn’t say she was a stunner 😊

  201. Oh come on

    Just not a freak – a female trying to look like a male drag queen – her usual look.

  202. JC

    Marymount School

    The entrance.. It’s in a lot of movies too as it’s so amazing.

  203. mh

    GA GA has a very decent filled in body but her face is a little so so.

    Well she is German.

  204. mh

    Actually Gaga has only a small amount of German blood. Thanks Google.

  205. JC

    Take it back… Sacred Heart, not Marymount.

    This is it.

  206. Armadillo

    I’ll put this simply. American power is driven by Hollywood.

    It’s a “double edged” sword though. Look at Iran in 1979. Pollution of minds. Overtaking of “culture”.

  207. mh

    I’m beginning to think J*ws are not that smart.

    Ike Barinholtz
    @ikebarinholtz
    As an American Jew I feel nauseous. And if you support Donald Trump you should too because this shit is on YOU. IT’S YOUR FAULT. Remember that tonight as you’re trying to go to sleep
    2:18 AM · Oct 28, 2018

  208. mh

    Are they really that smart?

    Ike Barinholtz
    @ikebarinholtz
    As an American J*w I feel nauseous. And if you support Donald Trump you should too because this shit is on YOU. IT’S YOUR FAULT. Remember that tonight as you’re trying to go to sleep
    2:18 AM · Oct 28, 2018

  209. JC

    Arma

    Hollywood is finished. Unfortunately, what’s replacing it .. Netflix, Amazon, etc is even more rabid leftwing than old Hollywood.

  210. JC

    Does anyone here think these two events will hurt the GOP or is it a wash – no effect?

  211. Armadillo

    You can’t replace “values”, wether they be of any faith.

    This is the most astonishing thing about Trump. He actually “gets it”.

  212. Am I the only one who noticed that “numbers” posted here yesterday @ 11:08?

    You’re not the only one. Actually there’s been a few incursions in the past few days.

  213. MacBeth has been a regular on the Cat for some years now.

    Good to see you Macbeth.

  214. Bruce in WA

    Bradley Cooper will always be the guy from the Hangover.

    He was pretty damn good as Chris Kyle.

  215. calli

    Elle
    #2851163, posted on October 28, 2018 at 9:37 pm
    Cassie, I see our J*wish schools in the eastern suburbs of Sydney with guards on the perimeter. It’s surreal.”

    Yep. My grandies go to one. A pre-school for crying out loud. Pass codes and guards. Depressing that this is and will continue to be their school experience.

    In other news, I’m up with the larks this morning -a heli flight over the South Rim.

  216. calli

    An almost-full moon is hanging in the dawn sky above one of the red rock chimneys behind our b&b here in Sedona.

    This is a beautiful place.

  217. calli

    Gaga appears to be an omnivore too.

    No doubt the resident googler will do a check to see if I’m correct. Chortle.

  218. Armadillo

    Does anyone here think these two events will hurt the GOP or is it a wash – no effect?

    My instinct is that this will turn into a massive “Red Wave”.

  219. C.L.

    I’m not saying Bradley Cooper’s work has been no good, just that the Hangover was such an iconic role that it is hard to shake off the association no matter how many movies he makes post-Hangover.

    But I could be wrong.

    I think you might be.
    I’ve never seen The Hangover. Cooper to me is the bloke in American Sniper and Limitless.

  220. rickw

    My instinct is that this will turn into a massive “Red Wave”.

    Agree.

  221. rickw

    Are they really that smart?

    No, dumb as monkey shit, you would think that what happened in WWII would have made them much more streetwise. It seems like the only ones that learned anything from the murder of 6 million of their relatives are the dudes at JPFO.

  222. rickw

    I might as well put the chairs up on the tables and give this joint a hose out.

    (Delayed flight)

  223. Armadillo

    The Democrat campaign for mid terms is pretty much stuffed.

    They are reduced to crying about “fake mail”, that nobody (of consequence) opened.

    Think about it. Not one of the fuckers seemed to “give a shit” about the postal workers.

    Its all about demoncrats👹

    #allaboutdem

  224. Old School Conservative

    C.L.
    #2851247, posted on October 29, 2018 at 1:26 am
    I’ve never seen The Hangover.

    Enjoy comedy? Watch it. Belly achingly funny.

  225. Armadillo

    I might as well put the chairs up on the tables and give this joint a hose out.

    You throw the chairs over the balcony. I’ll roll the table down the stairwell.

    Calli normally does the hose out.

  226. rickw

    You throw the chairs over the balcony. I’ll roll the table down the stairwell.

    Can’t we just chuck everything down the stairwell? Low energy!

  227. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ZK2A You have always seemed to be a sensible chap, but will you please stop this “wobbly wobbly” nonsense.
    I never noticed WW2 wobbling, and I was there at the time.

    My grandfather ( Royal Australian Air Force) and his brother ( 2/32nd Battalion, and 2/7th Field Artillery) spoke of the shooting match as “Wobbly Wobbly Two.”

  228. Armadillo

    I actually like this Democratic #

    #itsallaboutdem

    Trump has touched on this, but he hasn’t hammered it yet

    #itsallaboutyou

    Important.

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You throw the chairs over the balcony. I’ll roll the table down the stairwell.

    Aren’t they all bolted to the floor?

  230. Armadillo

    Aren’t they all bolted to the floor?

    Myth. They seem to be. Years of vomit spewed hatred and bullshit tend to keep the legs anchored.

    Mind you, Calli’s the best cleaner we’ve got.

    Just nod as you pass by the exit door. Don’t attempt any “small talk”. Baseball accidents are a common occurrence. I don’t think Sinc’s insured. Meh. Not my problem.

  231. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You’re not the only one. Actually there’s been a few incursions in the past few days.

    Several of the nasho’s from Number’s Bob’s old battalion – 7 RAR, second tour, live up here, and there is a fairly active unit association.

    “Seventh Battalion, second tour? Passed out of the school of insanity, sorry Infantry, at Singleton, and were told these are the battalions going to Viet Nam, if you don’t want to go to Viet Nam, don’t put your name down for these battalions. ” (Numbers Bob)” Oh, fvck, him”.”

  232. JC

    Ronery is trying to smear Numbers service. Numbers is pretty useless, but his service isn’t.

    What a disgusting sack of shit you are Ronery. You asked for his name, which he gave out so you could check his record. We now find you’re fucking him over with vets by using his name for a purpose never intended.
    You ought to be following your master out of the blog with a severe kick up the rear, you worthless sack of shit. You have no redeeming qualities. None.

  233. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ronery is trying to smear Numbers service. Numbers is pretty useless, but his service isn’t.

    What a disgusting sack of shit you are Ronery. You asked for his name, which he gave out so you could check his record. We now find you’re fucking him over with vets by using his name for a purpose never intended.
    You ought to be following your master out of the blog with a severe kick up the rear, you worthless sack of shit. You have o redeeming qualities. None.

    I do welfare work , with my local R.S.L. I deal with genuine veterans. What’s your experience, JC? Just let me know, will you?

  234. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ronery is trying to smear Numbers service. Numbers is pretty useless, but his service isn’t.

    Numbers Bob? Put his hand to do a tour, wanted a war service housing loan. Popular opinion turned against the Viet Nam war, he decided he didn’t want to be there?

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