Open Forum: December 15, 2018

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  1. Dr Faustus

    Sean Marsh.
    The Turnbull of the Australian Cricket Team.

  2. Muddy

    Page turn!
    (Ministry for Barbeques).

  3. H B Bear

    Liars love to rewrite history – after they have stuffed it up. The leap in government spending to GDP by Whitlam was the first real leap in big government and has never been reigned in since then. Up and up …

  4. Snoopy

    Woman found dead at ‘dangerous’ South Melbourne public housing block

    Shorten Towers.

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    Ah, of course.

    S. Marsh gone for a stupid shot for 5.

    63 Test innings, 27 of which he’s made under 10.

    As an ancient English King once said, ‘Who, oh who will rid me of this troublesome No. 4?’

    Worked for the Archbishop of Canterbury. Awaiting results. I don’t want Marsh to be slain at the altar of a cathedral, just relegated to coaching under 12s somewhere in the Pilbara.

  6. Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2887049, posted on December 16, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    All the signs out of the Liars conference suggest Peanut Head will be lead around by the Left. Could be even worse than thought.

    I kept being reminded of Gough Whitlam, in 1972. Free stuff for all, and don’t worry how it will all be paid for.

    To the contraty, Saint Gough explicitly stated in his policy speech that his promises would be paid for by wage inflation moving people into ever higher tax brackets.

    Most listeners were mesmerised by the rythm, tone and cadence of Gough in full flight, and did not absorb the meaning of his words, leading to much angst later on, particularly among Labor leaning public servants who didn’t expect to have to contribute to the funding of their nirvana.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    All the signs out of the Liars conference suggest Peanut Head will be lead around by the Left. Could be even worse than thought.

    The kiddies who interrupted his speech today don’t think he’s lefty enough.

    It’s also fun that even the Democrats in the US are perturbed with how far off into looney land their base has gone:

    Jerry Brown: Democrats Becoming Too Radical for Majority of Voters

    Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown told National Public Radio (NPR) that the Democratic Party is becoming more radical than the majority of voters would prefer — though he blamed Republicans for the shift.

    If the Democrats have gone too far left even for Governor Moonbeam…

  8. Crossie

    I thought it was a joke that Google shows only pictures of Trump when you do a search for “idiot” in images so I checked. Yep, they did it.

    In actual fact that is what they think of half of the US voters, the same voters who won’t care when Trump goes after Google with anti-trust laws. This is real incitement of hate crimes, break up Google before it does more harm to the US national unity.

  9. Crossie

    How will Shorten pay for his promises? Tax on super and death duties of course, that’s where the money is.

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How will Shorten pay for his promises? Tax on super and death duties of course, that’s where the money is.

    Raise the top rate of tax – so ‘the big end of town pays it’s way” , a wealth tax and death duties.

  11. dopey

    Hanscomb out lbw. Both feet behind the crease to ball well pitched up.

  12. Roger

    Hanscomb out lbw. Both feet behind the crease to ball well pitched up.

    The Handscomb experiment is over, or ought to be.

  13. Percy Popinjay

    FFS – jupes’ and HB Bear’s Ozzies doing everything they can to gift this “test” match to the Injuns.

    Inexcusable.

  14. Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2887064, posted on December 16, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    How will Shorten pay for his promises? Tax on super and death duties of course, that’s where the money is.

    Raise the top rate of tax – so ‘the big end of town pays it’s way” , a wealth tax and death duties.

    Lots of Liars are, to put it tactfully, comfortably well off. There will need to be some loopholes for them.

  15. Tom

    The Handscomb experiment is over, or ought to be.

    Not to mention Swampy Marsh’s blackmailing of Justin Langer. His clueless kiddies can’t even perform at home.

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lots of Liars are, to put it tactfully, comfortably well off. There will need to be some loopholes for them.

    Depend on it. The “bruvvas” and the “wukkas” will be exempt – what’s yours is mine. What’s mine stays that way.

  17. Roger

    His clueless kiddies can’t even perform at home.

    Speaking of which, surely only decades of incompetent management could explain replacing the memorable WACA with the present set up.

    What’s next…Brisbane will no longer host the 1st Ashes Test?

  18. Percy Popinjay

    Rog, the WA Cats here have nothing good to say about the unlamented WACA and its long overdue demise.

  19. Roger

    Rog, the WA Cats here have nothing good to say about the unlamented WACA and its long overdue demise.

    Fair enough regards the venue, but…the wicket!

  20. Roger

    Fair enough regards the venue, but…the wicket!

    Be it sport, power costs, mining or immigration, as a nation we seem intent on relinquishing every competitive advantage we have.

  21. Frank

    When Chinese researchers deleted a gene that limits muscle growth in mammals so that rabbits would grow leaner, their creations exhibited an unusual characteristic: enlarged tongues. Similar experiments on Chinese pigs led some to develop an additional vertebrae.

    Can a five assed Chinaman be far off?

  22. H B Bear

    Rog, the WA Cats here have nothing good to say about the unlamented WACA and its long overdue demise.

    Hear, hear. It should have been bulldozed 20 years ago, preferably during a WACA board meeting.

  23. Frank

    Drivers may think twice about using their mobile phones, after the NSW Government announced a trial of world-first technology able to catch them in the act while behind the wheel.

    Cops on the CB with an iPad mounted on the console exempted of course.

  24. JC

    Rones
    You’re drunk. Just go to bed, you babbling nincompoop.

  25. Myrddin Seren

    Labor National Conference.

    Can’t find a full link of the version of the Conference Nein News broadcast – probably for reasons of not unsettling Kulaks with long memories.

    Here is a quick piccie of the Labor Left who stormed the stage during First Citizen for Life Shorten’s speech.

    They are wearing ‘It’s Time’ t-shirts.

    I think Nein had video of a rousing chorus of the 1972 Anthem.

    It is literally the Whitlam Tragics Walking Dead.

    The herd is back in huge numbers and shuffling relentlessly forward muttering their primal chant ‘Other Peoples’ Money’.

    We are done, people. They are coming over the walls.

  26. Snoopy

    Throughout its 67-year history, the Miss Universe contest has never seen a trans contestant, until now.

    Spain’s Angela Ponce — an activist and model — took to the contest’s Bangkok stage in a first that some see as a show of force against discrimination widely faced within the trans community.

    When Donald Trump partly owned the contest, trans women were barred from entering.

    David Burge
    @iowahawkblog
    1. Identify a respected institution.
    2. kill it.
    3. gut it.
    4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.

  27. Rae

    Drivers may think twice about using their mobile phones, after the NSW Government announced a trial of world-first technology able to catch them in the act while behind the wheel.

    No sympathy at all for anyone who gets caught. I am tired of seeing drivers obviously distracted by texting and drifting out of their lane. Whenever I am behind one of them I give them a long horn blast to correct the situation before they injure or kill someone.

  28. H B Bear

    FFS – jupes’ and HB Bear’s Ozzies doing everything they can to gift this “test” match to the Injuns.

    They’re not my Ozzies. I’d like to think I am one of their greatest critics.

  29. Empire 5:5

    Crossie
    #2887063, posted on December 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm
    How will Shorten pay for his promises?

    Shorten won’t pay for his promises. Corruptocrats never do.

    We the people will pay. As we always do.

  30. Snoopy

    Whenever I am behind one of them I give them a long horn blast to correct the situation before they injure or kill someone.

    Have nominations for AOTY closed?

  31. Boambee John

    Throughout its 67-year history, the Miss Universe contest has never seen a trans contestant, until now.

    Spain’s Angela Ponce

    Someone not familiar with old Australian slang! Back in the 1960s, the name of an actor in a US crime series set in Hawaii caused much amusement – Poncie Ponce!

  32. Stimpson J. Cat

    Elon Musk
    Elon Musk
    @elonmusk
    ·
    Dec 11
    Love that people are buying a Tesla for the product itself, even if they don’t believe in climate change.

    Not everyone can be convinced about global warming, but if an electric car is simply the best product, they don’t need to be.

  33. vlad

    You didn’t miss much.A Government lurching from catastrophe to crisis, and back to disaster. It does my blood pressure no good when those who weren’t even born in 1975, tell me how Gough freed all the slaves, gave women the vote, and got Australian out of Viet Nam.

    What’s left of my own blood boils when I see – as I have – a twenty-year-old wearing a T-shirt listing the Great Gough’s “achievements” – which included Medibank (which failed – a pity Medicare didn’t do likewise) and JJJ. Some achievement, that, JJJ. Also lowering the voting age to 18 – a typically-cynical Liars Party move.

    As I’ve said here before – long before – he managed to take silk while a sitting member of parliament. How very, very interesting. It isn’t what you know …

  34. Frank

    Not everyone can be convinced about global warming, but if an electric car is simply the best product, they don’t need to be.

    What is the fanny magnet quotient of owning a Tesla.

  35. Tel

    What is the fanny magnet quotient of owning a Tesla.

    If you own a Tesla you are [A] rich, [B] somewhat dopey and easily led, and [C] desperate to maintain politically correct appearances.

    Think about the female perspective on this one: grab it, mine it, ditch and move on. You might be able to play that hand but somehow I’d prefer a woman who at least likes me.

  36. Leigh Lowe

    David Burge
    @iowahawkblog
    1. Identify a respected institution.
    2. kill it.
    3. gut it.
    4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.

    Exhibit A. American Boy Scout movement.

  37. stackja

    36.000 homes without power as more storms to batter Sydney
    Christopher Harris, The Daily Telegraph
    December 16, 2018 5:22pm

    More than 36,000 homes across Sydney and the Central Coast were still without power on Sunday night after severe thunderstorms lashed the state with more wild weather on its way this week.

    Some home are expected to be without electricity until the middle of this week after the severe thundstorms on Saturday afternoon knocked down powerlines.

    State Emergency Services volunteers were today frantically working to fix damaged roofs with storms to batter parts of the state again on Monday evening and on Tuesday.

  38. Empire 5:5

    Elon Musk

    Elon Musk
    @elonmusk
    ·
    Dec 11
    Love that people are buying a Tesla for the product itself, even if they don’t believe in climate change.

    Not everyone can be convinced about global warming, but if an electric car is simply the best product, they don’t need to be.

    He’s a supreme bullshit artist. Perhaps not quite as good as Barnum, but the best of his era.

  39. Rockdoctor

    LOL Sam Clench thinks he is some sort of analyst. Puff piece article full of quotes from Shorten & Swan, even references Phelps, Sharkie & McGowan as independents that show the displeasure with the political discourse (Hmm no conservatives there). Apparently Swan referred to Morrison as a grinning fool in a baseball cap. So what does that make of Swan’s cringe-worthy rock and roll piece back when the ALP were in… Words fail on the stupidity.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/bill-shortens-invisible-enemy-the-cynicism-of-the-australian-people/news-story/9ec9be4be54d2ddad096915d33bd3ef8

  40. stackja

    ALP killed Curtin, gave Australia Doc Evatt.

  41. Empire 5:5

    More than 36,000 homes across Sydney and the Central Coast were still without power on Sunday night after severe thunderstorms lashed the state with more wild weather on its way this week.

    Nice to see that during Christmas time, New South Welshman are showing solidarity with their South Australian cousins and experiencing life without electricity.

    It’s like a nationalist version of the CEO Sleepout.

  42. Pedro the Ignorant

    84 year old lady missing in bushland in South West WA found alive after three days without food or water.

    Nearly everyone had given up hope of finding the old dear alive after three hot days and cold nights.

    Christmas Miracle!

  43. Frank

    Think about the female perspective on this one: grab it, mine it, ditch and move on. You might be able to play that hand but somehow I’d prefer a woman who at least likes me.

    OK. What would be the ideal car to buy if Tesla will only encourage a swarm of gold diggers. Girls aren’t impressed with the bus pass it seems, even though it represents climate friendly sustainable transport.

  44. Zyconoclast

    Newsflash. Males try to get into attractive women’s pants when the time is right (so at bars, clubs, when socialising etc). What’s the number one way they do that? By making them laugh whilst engaging in sexually suggestive banter. And you know what? It works! And it works because the ladies play along, too. If they aren’t interested they tend to let guys know pretty damn fast.

    Not so fast if they want a few free drinks.
    Beta pays, Alpha plays.

  45. Mark A

    Tel
    #2887095, posted on December 16, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    What is the fanny magnet quotient of owning a Tesla.
    I’d prefer a woman who at least likes me.

    Likes you how much?

    This is a bit naughty but it’s after 9PM there.

  46. John Constantine

    Obviously the most captivating car, with proven capacity to hypnotise the ladies is a Ford.

    Model A Ford.

  47. Zyconoclast

    It’s been pissing down rain on the northern NSW coast nearly all day.

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nearly everyone had given up hope of finding the old dear alive after three hot days and cold nights.

    Three hot days without water is quite a feat.

  49. mh

    Great test match. 🏏

    Channel 7 coverage better than Channel 9 and they need to keep it that way.

    Remember Ch7 that Test cricket is the product, you don’t need to pretend it’s anything else.

  50. Steve trickler

    That mess of cables makes sense now. The synthesizer is played off screen. We see the modules and the sequencer at work. Manipulated rather well i’d say.

    I had to lookup Eurorack, to figure it out.



    Nice work.

  51. Black Ball

    MH the Test is evenly poised. It’s why it is the best example of cricket, rather than slogfest rubbish. Mental application for 5 days, pitch is giving something to the bowlers, beautiful to watch.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    He’s a supreme bullshit artist

    He launches rockets that work. For a reasonable price. And lands them again.
    For that I forgive him Tesla and SolarCity.

  53. Black Ball

    Jeremy Buckingham also gave me a request on Facebook. My response:
    Good day Mr Buckingham. I detest all Greens policy. How do you think you get to work, how much sacrifice is enough in monetary terms to ‘reverse’ climate change? What is the carbon footprint of your fellow travellers to the gabfest in Poland? Where is the outrage when Aboriginal children are raped in Tennant Creek yet so much is invested in Nauru by policy you introduced in concert with Labor, where 1200 people drowned? How about energy policy where South Australia have already suffered blackouts, what happened to the big shiny battery that noted subsidy eater Elon Musk provided? And what of Sarah Hanson-Young? She is allowed a platform in Parliament to slag conservative political opponents yet when it comes back she cries. You and your team are a disgrace to political discourse.

  54. Robber Baron

    If you own a Tesla you are [A] rich, [B] somewhat dopey and easily led, and [C] desperate to maintain politically correct appearances.

    Saw a real estate type today outside a concrete dog box tower in Thornbury today standing outside his ridiculous Tesla SUV feverishly texting someone in the tower to let him in.

    I walked past him twice and he was sure l would look at his shit box with envy given that l drive a 30 year old car. Sorry wanker…l don’t do envy. I’m way too old for that. I didn’t see any female types checking out his car or him.

  55. mh

    Yes Black Ball,
    India were unlucky to not pick up another wicket, they could have been considered to be ahead if they had.
    The bowlers were really giving the Aussies some curry.

    My point is that Channel 9 would be giving us endless replays of the day’s play, slowmo of the verbal battle Kohli vs Paine – over and over again. Nothing today was dull, the Test cricket is the entertainment. CH7 aren’t scared of just leaving the panoramic view of the field while players get in position, etc.

  56. Black Ball

    200 ahead mh will make it interesting.

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Unions positioning for revenge on commission

    EXCLUSIVE
    Ewin Hannan
    WORKPLACE EDITOR
    @EwinHannan
    16 minutes ago December 16, 2018

    The construction union is pressing Labor to support a judicial inquiry into the trade union royal commission, including the conduct of state and federal police, and consider laws to allow parliamentary oversight of the terms of reference of future royal commissions.

    The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union said the judicial inquiry should also investigate the controversial raids on the Australian Workers Union, and examine the conduct of the Registered Organisations Commission.

    Dave Noonan, national secretary of the CFMEU’s construction division, told The Australian the conduct of the trade union royal commission and the commission’s taskforce resulted in the unjustified attempted prosecution of a number of union officials.

    CFMEU officials John Setka and Shaun Reardon recently launched legal action accusing Boral executives Paul Dalton and Peter Head of false imprisonment and malicious prosecution over the failed prosecution of the two union officials for blackmail.

    Mr Setka and Mr Reardon were charged with blackmail after Boral boss Mike Kane “respectfully” suggested the trade union royal commission, headed by Dyson Heydon, be referred to police.

    Prosecutors dropped the blackmail charge in May.

    Mr Noonan said a Labor government should support an ­inquiry by a judicial officer into the commission: “We believe there should be an inquiry into the conduct of the Heydon royal commission. There was selective leaking from the Heydon royal commission and it is clear a number of cases were started by the state and federal police and the trade union royal commission taskforce that were absolutely hopeless cases.”

  58. areff

    The bowlers were really giving the Aussies some curry.

    Racist!

  59. Infidel Tiger

    Great Test Match pitch.

    Plenty of pace and bounce. Turn as well. Runs still possible.

    9/10.

  60. jupes

    Great Test Match pitch.

    Plenty of pace and bounce. Turn as well. Runs still possible.

    9/10.

    I concur. Kholi hit a hundred but he is easily the best batsman in the match. The Aussie openers hit a first innings century partnership when they showed some application.

    On the other hand here is The Weekend Australian’s Peter Lalor forgetting that a test is five days long:

    As far as the pitch was concerned, it took only a few overs to discount the presence of too many demons; by the time the pair had raised 0-100 in the 34th over, doubling Australia’s best partnership in Adelaide, the surface appeared positively benign.

    Yeah nah dickhead, the pitch was playing up and down even then. Here he is being woke on climate change:

    The high stands of the new stadium allow a swirling breeze but it does not bring the relief the Fremantle Doctor once did. Climate change, alas, has hit cricket’s most famous micro-climate and nobody can deny this one is man-made.

    Idiot.

  61. mh

    Great wicket. The quicks must love it, the ball seems to rise up super-fast right into the batsman’s guts.

    This pitch plus the great bowling means it’s a real test for batsmen, and Kohli is confirming he is the best.

  62. C.L.

    This is what you call comedy … nothing like this exists anymore.
    The legendary Foster Brooks roasts Don Rickles with a virtuoso’s timing.

  63. jupes

    On David Hurley:

    I have met Hurley and his wife Linda. He is very approachable and hard to dislike, as is his wife a very likable woman. On this occasion Linda Hurley spend a fair amount of time with my wife and the two got on famously.

    I have also met David Morrison. He is just as vain and arrogant as he appears in the media. He is impossible to like.

    That being said, Hurley was Morrison’s superior when the latter was flooding the airwaves with his stupid videos ordering soldiers who disagreed with the emasculation of the army to “Get out!”. It wasn’t Morrison who employed the Sex Discrimination Commission to report on ways to emasculate the ADF, that was Hurley.

    Hurley has done more to emasculate the ADF than Morrison, and nice guy or not, I cannot forgive him for that.

  64. jupes

    Great wicket. The quicks must love it, the ball seems to rise up super-fast right into the batsman’s guts.

    How good is Jasprit Bumrah?

    What a superb spell he bowled today. Only one wicket but that was because the batsmen weren’t good enough to edge it.

  65. Snoopy

    From TheirABC, the outcome of COP 24 explained in just on sentence.

    “The majority of the rulebook for the Paris Agreement has been created, which is something to be thankful for,” said Mohamed Adow, climate policy expert at Christian Aid.

  66. C.L.

    The trouble with the ADF top brass is a very simple one: no warriors.
    None.
    Hurley’s claim to fame is a few months in Somalia. There are commandos with years of combat experience who are decades younger than him.
    This is the fact at the crux of the war of jealousy being waged against the SAS.

  67. Zyconoclast

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-other-thing-scott-morrison-has-enshrined-with-his-pick-for-g-g-20181216-p50mlb.html

    Morrison should have given the next government a chance to regroup and make a big, bold choice. Hurley is too safe, too similar, too male, too white. We know there is absolutely nothing wrong with Hurley. No scandals are yet to emerge (and they would have by now).

    The big problem is that just he does not reflect the Australia we live in. We need someone who represents our diversity. Hurley’s appointment shows a complete lack of imagination, the same lack of imagination and nuance and sophistication which drove Morrison to make his comments about Pamela Anderson.

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The big problem is that just he does not reflect the Australia we live in. We need someone who represents our diversity.

    I’m sorry, I don’t see Yassminn Axle Magpie as a serious contender.

  69. mh

    She won’t let go:

    Hillary Clinton writes letter consoling girl, 8, who ran for class president against boy — and lost

    “As I know too well, it’s not easy when you stand up and put yourself in contention for a role that’s only been sought by boys.”
    — Hillary Clinton

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hillary-clinton-writes-letter-to-girl-8-who-ran-for-class-president-against-boy-and-lost

  70. jupes

    No scandals are yet to emerge (and they would have by now).

    Imagine if emasculating the ADF was seen as a bad thing.

    It fucking well should be and hopefully in the future it will be again. That’s if we survive the result of doing it.

    Just imagine if say, Monash on the Western Front, or Potts on the Kokoda Track asked for women, trannies and Muslims as reinforcements. They would have been sacked on the spot and committed to an asylum. And quite rightly so.

  71. jupes

    … now we make the commanders doing exactly that Governor-Generals.

    Insane.

  72. Death Giraffe

    Seriously I wish there were a list of the words you’re not allowed to say here
    ..
    s n i g g e r.
    P e l l m e l l
    B a l l s
    S c a p u l a
    s e a hunt.

  73. Pedro the Ignorant

    The big problem is that just he does not reflect the Australia we live in. We need someone who represents our diversity.

    -from that filthy commo rag, the SMH.

    FMD. Didn’t take long for the luvvies to bag the “stale pale male” choice for GG, did it?

    Timmy Southpossumarse, Keysar Trad or that horse toothed sheila in a turban would have been those SMH dropkick’s choice.

  74. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Timmy Southpossumarse, Keysar Trad or that horse toothed sheila in a turban would have been those SMH dropkick’s choice.

    You left Adam Goodes and Gillian Triggs off the list.

  75. Zyconoclast

    I’m sorry, I don’t see Yassminn Axle Magpie as a serious contender.

    Tim Insanepossumarse?

  76. C.L.

    The big problem is that just he does not reflect the Australia we live in.

    Yes he does.
    A brown lesbian, for example, would not.

  77. C.L.

    Not a single fuck given… Pope Francis’ Secretary of State, Cardinal Parolin, says Asia Bibi and her family must be left to their fate:

    It’s an internal question that regards Pakistan, I hope it will be resolved in the best ways possible.

    Rorate C.

  78. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not a single fuck given… Pope Francis’ Secretary of State, Cardinal Parolin, says Asia Bibi and her family must be left to their fate:

    Just remind me, who was the Roman Governor who called for a bowl of water, and washed his hands of the fate of some J##oish carpenter?

  79. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Asylum seeker detainees living it up in expensive apartments while getting medical treatment
    Ben English, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago

    Ben English, Editor

    • Hundreds of would-be asylum seekers have been housed in luxury apartments after being transferred to Australia from offshore detention centres for medical treatment, with one staying in a hotel for nearly three years at taxpayers’ expense. The Daily Telegraph has learned the government has spent a whopping $1.4 billion on accommodation for medical transferees from Manus Island and Nauru over the past five years and fears the costs will soar under a Labor-backed push to weaken border protection laws.

  80. BrettW

    Good to see the CFMEU showing how they think they are above the law. The public needs to be reminded how much control they have over Labor.

    The press need to investigate every aspect of the CFMEU and make sure their dodgy practices and constant disobedience of the law are kept constantly in the public eye. Then tie them in to their Labour MP stooges and how they adopt policies that favour CFMEU.

  81. triggered

    Wasn’t there recently a very expensive political witch hunt aka royal commission into the unions that found nothing?

  82. Steve trickler

    It is getting ugly.



  83. JC

    Yes triggered. Rooster sounds like he was asleep then, now just woke up and discovered cold fusion.

  84. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wasn’t there recently a very expensive political witch hunt aka royal commission into the unions that found nothing?

    No, there was a very expensive Royal Commission, into the unions, where that egotistical great blancmange, Lord Waffles of Wentworth, decided that he wouldn’t run with the results because he ” didn’t want a war with the unions.”

  85. Ivan Denisovich

    Not a single fuck given… Pope Francis’ Secretary of State, Cardinal Parolin, says Asia Bibi and her family must be left to their fate:

    But Muslims offered help:

    Pope Francis’ five-hour visit to Greece ended with him offering safe passage to Italy to 12 Syrian Muslims, half under the age of 18.

    The Vatican had kept secret the pope’s plan to invite the members of three Syrian families to fly back to Rome with him on Saturday. Rumours began swirling in the Greek media a couple hours before the flight took off, but it was confirmed by the Vatican only as the 12 were boarding the papal plane.

    The Vatican Secretariat of State made formal arrangements with the Italy and the Greek governments to obtain the legal permits needed for the refugees to live in Italy, a Vatican statement said. The Vatican will assume financial responsibility for the families, who will be assisted by the Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio.

    https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/pope-francis-offers-asylum-to-12-syrian-muslims/

  86. BrettW

    Actually Triggered and JC a good friend of mine runs a small tradie business and was blackmailed by CFMEU in order to be able complete his job on site and earn his living. This was after the Royal Commission.

    Such stories are very common and many came out during the TURC. Those who think the TURC was a witch hunt are clearly in favour of small businesses being stood over by out of control thugs who cause most major building projects to overrun on costs. Is there are a hospital built in this country that has not experienced strike action as they stood over the builders ?

    Just in case I have not made it clear I think the CFMEU are scum and should be exposed for what they are.

    PS JC, the cold fusion reference way too deep for me to understand.

  87. Fisky

    No wonder the LNP are going all in on the immigration Ponzi – they’ve produced a fake surplus before the election!

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/revenue-surge-puts-coalition-30bn-in-the-black/news-story/dfcbabf088cf6c2ec3b7aa4e7e64e0e2

  88. Ivan Denisovich

    So “Catholic” Pope Francis offers to arrange asylum for Muslims and fly them on his private jet from safety in Greece to Italy.

    Pope Francis’ message to Christian woman (and her family) who endured 8 years imprisonment for “blasphemy” and is in hiding from Muslims hunting her with the intention of murdering her:
    Drop dead.

  89. Steve trickler

    Before the head rests on the pillow.



  90. None

    Men in their late teens and early 20s are some of the main perpetrators of child sexual abuse in Victoria, fresh data reveals.

    And not a clerical collar among them. Keep sexuallising children your fuckwit lefties and that’s what you’re going to get children going up to sexually abuse children.

  91. None

    Wasn’t there recently a very expensive political witch hunt aka royal commission into the unions that found nothing?

    yes and when the heat got really high on Shorten he stood up in parliament and blabbered something about same sex marriage out of the blue and the rest is history. After which what Zulu said.

  92. None

    Nice to see that during Christmas time, New South Welshman are showing solidarity with their South Australian cousins and experiencing life without electricity.

    It’s like a nationalist version of the CEO Sleepout.

    No they’re not – our entire state went down after a storm. On the other hand few thousand homes without power as an everyday occurrence here.

  93. JC

    You could trigger a flea, Rooster. The comment was stupid.

    Over half your comments posted here are about me, you little boring fagot.

    The cold fusion reference was mockery for even thinking you were being halfway insightful.

  94. BrettW

    JC, you trigger yourself pretty much daily if Zulu posts something. Triggering a flea, now there’s a stupid comment. Do the fleas in your house read this Blog ?

    There you go again with the homophobic insults. Must be some deep rooted issues there that you might want to see a shrink about.

    Now why don’t you scurry away and find some obscure article to post here ?

  95. Tom

    Steve Bright’s cartoon for the London Sunday Sun refers to this exchange with the Euroscum.

  96. Tom

    Like all zombie leftists, Montyesque American cartoonist Nick Anderson is 100% convinced the Mueller nothingburger isn’t.

  97. None

    I thought you were going for Army’s
    record there, Tom. Bumper crop today. Thanks.

  98. None

    December 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs has supported a brochure that aims at changing the behavior of preschool-aged children who are raised by what the brochure’s authors call “right-wing” parents who oppose “gender” theory, “sexual diversity,” the “sexualization” of children, and “immigration.”

    Many Germans are protesting the brochure, calling it unacceptable for the state to intrude into the lives of families. Some have noted how such an intrusion is similar to what had been previously known in Germany during the times of both National-Socialist (Nazi) and Communist dictatorships. The German government is said to have given 4,600 euro to the project.  

    The brochure was published last month by the Amadeu Antonio Foundation. Dr. Franziska Giffey, the social-democratic German Federal Minister for Family Affairs, contributed a foreword to the 60-page document. It is Giffey’s own ministry that funded the brochure.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/kids-from-right-wing-families-must-be-re-educated-german-govt.-backed-broch

    Someone needs to nuke Germany now.

  99. Some have noted how such an intrusion is similar to what had been previously known in Germany during the times of both National-Socialist (Nazi) and Communist dictatorships.

    Some have noted the intrusions in Viktoristan/NSW and the similarities with Deutschland of the 1930s.

  100. bespoke

    None
    #2887195, posted on December 17, 2018 at 5:40 am

    They are just projecting what they do at home. Most parents don’t inject politics into there young kids lives.

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    Gary Varvel

    Unlikely. These days an Amazon package won’t stay on a porch for long.
    If there is one thing that will bring back actual shops it is the theft problem.

  102. Up The Workers!

    No wonder Theresa May is spitting chips over the cirrhotic ‘Drunker Juncker’, the recidivist drunken bum who is currently President of the E.C.

    The perpetually bottle-fatigued Junckers holds his present position on the strength of his having once been Prime Minister of the piss-potty little Duchy of Luxembourg, which is smaller than one twenty-sixth the size of Tasmania, or around half the size of Kangaroo Island.

    It brings back memories of the old Peter Sellers film: “The Mouse that Roared” (or in this case: “The Cirrhotic Liver That Roared”).

    If I unilaterally declare myself to be Prime Minister of a public telephone box, can I get a monstrous taxpayer-funded salary and a bottomless Platinum Card as big as his one, to use down the local bottle shop?

  103. miltonf

    JUncker – one of those grey beneluxers like Timmermans. Horrible people.

  104. miltonf

    Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.

    But with Timmermanns and Juncker that veneer of idealism has worn pretty thin, almost to the point where they don’t even pretend any more.

  105. stackja

    Family’s shock as brutal wife killer Raymond Holschier gets NDIS funding to treat his anger
    Janet Fife-Yeomans, Exclusive, The Daily Telegraph
    December 17, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    A MURDERER released from jail will get his anger management treatment paid for by the National Disability Insurance Scheme with a judge saying he may still present a “severe” threat to community safety.

    His victim’s devastated family yesterday hit out at the decision to give Raymond Holschier, 51, who bashed his partner to death with a brick and left their daughter brain-damaged, NDIS funding to manage his mental problems and anger issues.

    “We have disadvantaged people living in the streets in dire straits and they can’t get help and this murderer is getting whatever he wants,” the family said in a statement to The Daily Telegraph. “This is ridiculous. It is just unfair.”

    The Supreme Court was told last week that Holschier, who refused to complete a Violent Offenders Course in jail, has been on an extended supervision order (ESO), used for ex-prisoners who present a serious danger to the community, since his murder sentence ended in 2014.

    A Department of Social Services spokesman said yesterday: “The NDIS is designed to support people with permanent and significant disability regardless of their personal circumstances or how their disability arose.”
    Raymond Holschier’s criminal history:

    Between 1984 and 1989, he was convicted of 21 charges of violence

    SEPTEMBER 1989

    Kills his de facto and bashes their 13-month-old baby

    AUGUST 1991
    Convicted and jailed for life

    DECEMBER 1998

    Under truth in sentencing, his life term is redetermined to 25 years with 17 years non-parole

    DECEMBER 2008

    First released on parole

    JANUARY 2009

    Parole revoked after he breaches conditions by being in company of the children he claims to have fathered behind bars

    MARCH 2010

    Released on parole for second time

    MAY 2010

    He threatened to slit his mother and let her “guts fall out” then burn her in bed Police applied for an AVO to protect his children

    DECEMBER 2010

    State Parole Authority issue a warning for drug use

    JANUARY 2011

    Back in jail after parole revoked for “an inability to adapt to lawful community life”

    MARCH 2011

    Charge of domestic violence when he allegedly punched his de facto dismissed by police

    MAY 2011

    Convicted of contravening an AVO by contacting that person while in custody

    JULY 2011

    Released on parole for third time

    NOVEMBER 2011

    Back in jail after parole revoked for using illicit substances

    MARCH 2013

    Refused parole

    SEPTEMBER 2014

    Released from jail close to the expiry of his full sentence

    DECEMBER 2014

    Supreme Court on an application by the state government makes him subject to a three-year high-risk violent offender extended supervision order that restricts his freedom

    DECEMBER 2016

    Back in jail after breaching the ESO including letting his electronic monitoring device to go flat

    JULY 2017

    Released from jail, still on an ESO

    APRIL 2018

    Back in jail for short time after breaching the ESO

    DECEMBER 2018
    Supreme Court told he’s doing “very very well”

  106. stackja

    1951 Grange sells for record $80,386
    Australian Associated Press
    an hour ago

    A rare bottle of Grange from the original 1951 vintage has sold for a record $80,386 at an auction of Penfolds wines.

    A full set of Grange from 1951 to 2013 has also fetched almost $350,000 in the Langton’s online auction which closed on Sunday night.

    The sale of the prized 1951 bottle eclipsed the previous record of $78,000 set earlier this year.

    Langton’s general manager Jeremy Parham said the latest auction presented a great opportunity for buyers of all tastes and budgets.

    “This auction had something for everybody, from potential bargains to rare vintages to a selection of unique bottles like the pristine 1951 Penfolds Grange,” he said.

    The record price was around expectations.

    The Grange vintage owes much of its status to its history, starting out as an experiment of Penfolds chief winemaker Max Schubert, who did not sell it commercially but gifted the wine to friends and family.

    There are now fewer than 20 bottles of the vintage in the world.

  107. stackja

    Abortion outrage: Mums should be allowed to terminate newborns, say Australian academics
    Staff writers and AAP, NewsComAu
    March 2, 2012 2:49pm
    KILLING newborn babies should be allowed if the mother wishes, Australian philosophers have argued in a prestigious journal.

    Their argument, that it is morally the same as abortion, has forced the British Medical Journal to defend its publication of their views.

    In an article that has sparked outrage around the world and elicited death threats, Monash and Melbourne University academics argue that a foetus and a newborn both lack a sense of life and aspiration.

    They argue this justifies “after-birth abortion” on the proviso it is painless as the baby is not missing out on a life it cannot contemplate.

    The doctors of philosophy argue in the BMJ publication Journal of Medical Ethics that one-third of infants with Down syndrome are not diagnosed in the womb, which means mothers of children with severe disabilities should have the chance to end a child’s life after, as well as before, birth.

    However, the pair also want the principle of killing newborns extended to healthy babies, because a mother who is unwilling to care for it outweighs an infant’s right to life.

    In the article, After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?, the authors argue: “A serious philosophical problem arises when the same conditions that would have justified abortion become known after birth. In such cases, we need to assess facts in order to decide whether the same arguments that apply to killing a human fetus can also be consistently applied to killing a newborn human.”

    They also write that the practice should be called “after-birth abortion” and not “infanticide” to “emphasise that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a foetus (on which ‘abortions’ in the traditional sense are performed) rather than to that of a child”.

  108. classical_hero

    Liberalism is a death cult.

  109. Tom

    Liberalism is a death cult.

    Islamic State and the Western left were made for each other — and the only people who are surprised are the Western left, who are so educated they’re the stupidest people ever born.

  110. stackja

    Lime scooters for hire vandalised, left in dangerous locations
    Michael Wray, The Courier-Mail
    December 17, 2018 1:00am
    Subscriber only

    NEWLY legalised electric scooters are set to infiltrate streets around the state, but authorities have failed to rigorously monitor them during the sole trial of their use.

    The lack of reliable data about injuries, traffic infringments or vandalism since Lime Scooters were granted a permit to operate on Brisbane footpaths last month comes as lawyers warn that riders and authorities could face a string of lawsuits.

    Concerns have also been raised about scooters being vandalised and dumped in dangerous locations, posing a risk to pedestrians, cyclists and other scooter riders.

    In New Zealand, hundreds of public insurance claims for injuries have already been lodged in two cities that allowed Lime to operate just a month before they hit Brisbane streets.

    Shine Lawyers solicitor Sarah Grace said she expected the state’s decision last week to legalise the electric scooters would lead to increased uptake and more injuries.

  111. calli

    If there is one thing that will bring back actual shops it is the theft problem.

    Daughter lives in one of the most well heeled burbs in Sydney. Two scooters on the porch and all the lemons pinched from the tree in the front courtyard.

    Not only westie bogans that steal the eye out of a needle. Probably more honest out there.

  112. calli

    Lime scooters for hire vandalised, left in dangerous locations

    Didn’t learn from the bike disaster? They had those stupid things in San Antonio. Dumped willy nilly.

    Have people forgotten how to walk?

  113. calli

    Just watched Hinch liver-shaming again on Seven. Discussion on the GG and why wasn’t it a woman?

    Cranky that Morrison was overlooked for Hurley.

  114. calli

    Three in a row.

    My thread.

  115. stackja

    calli
    #2887215, posted on December 17, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Who votes for Hinch?

  116. stackja

    Flight costs a pain for Territorians
    JUDITH AISTHORPE, NT News
    December 17, 2018 1:30am
    Subscriber only

    It’s a no-brainer — the cost of flights to the Territory are a major deterrent for people seeking a holiday destination or a place to start a career or family.

    The hip pocket feels the pain when faced with an emergency flight to see a sick loved one interstate or to take the family on a trip during school holidays.

    Why fly to the Top End for hundreds of dollars when you can fly to Bali, Singapore or even Cairns.

    Across the board tourism numbers are down. In the year to June 2018 the number of tourists to make their way to the Territory was down 11 per cent on the previous year.

    The NT News is fighting for reduced flight costs to help Territorians get a fair deal, whether for business or pleasure.

  117. Boambee John

    Here in the wilds of the NSW mid-north coast, 151 mm in the last 48 hours, and another 11 mm in the previous 48.

    Flanneries now seem to be easing!

  118. stackja

    Remote NT bush families plead for school flight fare relief
    NATASHA EMECK, NT News
    December 17, 2018 1:30am
    Subscriber only

    OUTBACK families living in the remote NT are calling for a reduction in regional airfares, arguing it’s cheaper to fly overseas than it is to send their kids off to boarding school.

    It costs over $2500 in airfares to get long distance student Tom Doyle, 13, to and from his home on Mittiebah Station, 318km east of Tennant Creek, to boarding school each year.

    The Year 8 student takes a 2279km journey each term to go to school in Brisbane.

    To get Tom to school, his mum Danielle wakes up at 4am, drives past 14 gates into town and another five hours to Mt Isa airport. “Then he gets on the plane and then he takes a two and a half-hour flight down to Brisbane — it can be quite an ordeal,” she said.

    “There should definitely be some kind of discounted travel for remote long distance students,” she said.

    “If you add up how much all those flights are going to cost before he graduates, it’s a small fortune. I have another son going to high school next year too and I don’t know how we’re going to cope.

    “I’d love to see the airlines actually acknowledge they really do rip off rural Australia to make the metropolitan or city-based flights cheaper.

    “It would be great for airlines like Qantas to remember their regional roots and where they started in places like Longreach.”

    Sarah Cook from Aileron Station, about 135km north of Alice Springs, said she spent close to $6000 a year flying her son to and from boarding school in Toowoomba.

    “We really feel there should be a discounted student rate for remote kids,” she said.

    “People will tell us ‘well it’s your choice’ and I agree with that but we really struggled to find a boarding school in the Territory that suits our needs.

    “There are only so many here and none that really focus on agriculture, which was really important for my son.”

  119. Siltstone

    Admissions from fractures from Lime scooter falls are averaging 4 a day at one large Brisbane hospital, according to a nurse acquaintance.

  120. stackja

    Locked gate delayed efforts to stop flooding at Rostrevor caused by burst water main
    Miles Kemp, The Advertiser
    29 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    A locked gate hampered efforts to spare houses damaged from flooding caused by a burst water main in Adelaide’s north east, according to the region’s mayor.

    Four houses and 10 gardens were inundated on Saturday when an uphill pipe burst on SA Water land sending a torrent of water across Rostrevor creating a sound described by one resident as an “earthquake”.

    Inspecting the site on Sunday, Campbelltown Council Mayor Jill Whittaker said SA Water contractors had complained to her that access to the site of the burst was delayed by a locked gate in the early hours of Saturday.

    “Emergency vehicles could not get access to the burst and we as a council will be looking very closely at that,’’ Ms Whittaker said, adding the council would seek answers from SA Water.

    “There is a public road which is unavailable to the public because of a locked private gate and that appears to be where some of the problem is.

    “We will be looking very closely into that because we must have access for this sort of incident or even a fire.’’

    She said SA Water’s contractors had to wait while a person who had an access key was woken up to get to the burst main, 100m uphill of the gate.

    SA Water denied the blocked entry to the site worsened the flooding, and access was only needed for repairs.

  121. Eyrie

    Tourists don’t want to go the the NT because it is a shithole.

  122. stackja

    Toddler tragically drowns in a backyard pool in Port Stephens
    Derrick Krusche, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A toddler has tragically drowned in a backyard pool in Port Stephens.

    The 19-month-old boy was found unconscious in the pool at a home on Marsh Road in Bobs Farm about 6.40pm on Sunday.

    Paramedics rushed to the scene and performed CPR, but the little boy was unable to be saved and died at the scene.

    Initial investigations suggest there were no suspicious circumstances, police confirmed.

    Children aged under five are the cohort most at risk of drowning and swimming pools are known to account for a large amount of deaths, according to Royal Life Saving.

    Dr Donovan Dwyer, Emergency Specialist and Director of Trauma at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, previously told The Daily Telegraph this month all parents should learn CPR.

    “It is most often a family member who finds the child in a drowning incident,” he said.

    “Don’t let your child be a drowning statistic — every parent and carer needs to know the lifesaving skills of CPR.”

    A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

  123. stackja

    Man dies after armed intruders attack him in his bedroom
    Derrick Krusche, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A man has died after he was attacked in his home at Lake Macquarie this morning.

    Emergency services were called to the home on Lonus Avenue at Whitebridge about 2.30am, and found a 60-year-old man with a serious injury to his arm.

    Officers confirmed the victim was known to police before this morning’s incident.

    It is understood detectives suspect the attack was motivated by a drug debt.

    The man suffered “significant” stab wounds to his arm and started bleeding out.

    He was treated at the scene by paramedics; however, he died at John Hunter Hospital a short time later.

    Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District have established a crime scene and initiated inquiries.

    They’ve been told three people – with their faces covered and armed with baseball bats and knives – broke into the home and attacked the man in his bedroom.

    The man’s two brothers were home at the time but were not injured.

    Inquiries are now underway by detectives from Lake Macquarie Police District, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

    Police are investigating if this was a targeted attack.

  124. stackja

    Sleep apnoea loophole being used by reckless drivers
    Derrick Krusche, The Daily Telegraph
    December 17, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    A little-known legal loophole is allowing reckless drivers charged over horror crashes to escape conviction if they suffer from sleep apnoea, police sources say.

    The sleep apnoea defence — based on the disorder associated with snoring that interrupts sleep — is being used by NSW motorists charged over smashes, frustrating police left to deal with grieving families.

    Under NSW law, a motorist may not be held accountable if it is successfully argued they are not aware they have sleep apnoea before a crash and therefore do not realise how tired they could be.

  125. stackja

    The Snitch: Why an ABC reporter wandered into a jury room
    Ava Benny-Morrison and Brenden Hills, The Sunday Telegraph
    December 16, 2018 12:40am
    Subscriber only

    Did you hear the one about the ABC reporter who was forced to explain why she shouldn’t be charged with contempt when she walked into a jury room in the middle of a murder trial?

    ABC reporter Kate Cowling was hauled before Justice Monika Schmidt on December 4 over an incident in which she slipped past the sheriffs on a laneway door of the NSW Supreme Court in the CBD and let herself in the jury room.

    The jury were in the room and were about to go back into court to resume hearing evidence in the case of Ammie Douglass, who was on trial for the stabbing murder of 69-year-old Chris Whiteley.

    The sheriffs noticed Ms Cowling and believed they removed her before she could talk to any jury members and create a situation where they had to be discharged and the case started over.

    The trial was delayed when the unimpressed judge called the reporter into the courtroom and asked her to explain why she should not be charged.

    It was further delayed when Ms Cowling collapsed after being told this and had to be removed from the court by paramedics so the trial could resume.

    When she recovered, the reporter told the judge she got lost looking for the entrance.

    This was different to the explanation she gave the sheriffs: that she was looking for a bathroom.

    Justice Schmidt said the explanation was “implausible” but let it slide.

    Ms Cowling and the ABC hierarchy apologised to the court and were sent on their way.

  126. Here in the wilds of the NSW mid-north coast, 151 mm in the last 48 hours, and another 11 mm in the previous 48.

    Flanneries now seem to be easing!

    146mm for the week in NW Vic.
    Frogs are up and about.
    Where the hell do they come from? So dry for so long and yet here they are. You would almost think they’re adapted to our climate.
    Our horrible chemical sprays and fertilisers hasn’t stopped them it seems. Only a coal mine could kill them off.

  127. lotocoti

    The perpetually bottle-fatigued Juncker …

    It’s not alcohol, it’s sciatica.
    Apparently.

  128. Tom

    OUTBACK families living in the remote NT are calling for a reduction in regional airfares, arguing it’s cheaper to fly overseas than it is to send their kids off to boarding school.

    They sound like whingeing southern blow-ins in Darwin. Domestic air fares to and from the NT have never been cheaper. Don’t they remember the 1980s and 1990s when $700 return from Darwin to Sydney or Melbourne was the cheapest “discount” fare? It’s now $300-$400. The reason it’s “cheaper to go to Bali” is that Bali fares, which used to be extortionate, are now also at record lows.

    For relief from high air fares, move from the “remote outback” to the city, you idiots.

  129. Snoopy

    TheirABC trolls our John Constantine.

    Female representation in Victoria’s Parliament boosted as country voters swing behind women

  130. Snoopy

    Tell me again how TheirABC’s rural and regional services are an indispensable national treasure that must be preserved at any price.

  131. stackja

    Plot to blast hole in North Carolina jail thwarted when plans mailed to wrong person

    GRAHAM, N.C. — An escape plot to blast a hole into the Alamance County Detention Center was thwarted when an inmate mailed the plans to the wrong person, according to the sheriff’s office.

    A woman received a letter from the Alamance County jail on Dec. 6. Thinking it was a letter to her, she opened it.

    Inside, she found a detailed drawing of the Alamance County Detention Center, instructions for making a bomb and a plan for explosives to be planted on the south side of the detention center to create an escape route.

    That’s when she alerted law enforcement.

  132. Percy Popinjay

    They’re not my Ozzies. I’d like to think I am one of their greatest critics.

    Sorry, Bear, I couldn’t resist. Also see that jupes hasn’t taken the bait.

  133. PP – added to the troll list. Shame.

  134. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Abortion outrage: Mums should be allowed to terminate newbornsteens, say Australian academics

    what they really mean

  135. stackja

    Boambee John
    #2887060, posted on December 16, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2887049, posted on December 16, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    All the signs out of the Liars conference suggest Peanut Head will be lead around by the Left. Could be even worse than thought.

    I kept being reminded of Gough Whitlam, in 1972. Free stuff for all, and don’t worry how it will all be paid for.

    To the contraty, Saint Gough explicitly stated in his policy speech that his promises would be paid for by wage inflation moving people into ever higher tax brackets.

    Most listeners were mesmerised by the rythm, tone and cadence of Gough in full flight, and did not absorb the meaning of his words, leading to much angst later on, particularly among Labor leaning public servants who didn’t expect to have to contribute to the funding of their nirvana.

    ALP spin doctor Graham Freudenberg wrote the script. Gough just read it.

  136. Percy Popinjay

    Who votes for Hunch?

    Irredeemable imbeciles.

  137. John64

    Hilarious to hear Goose Swansteen interviewed by Hamish MacDonald on RN this morning; four times he was asked and four times he declined to give the Coalition Government any credit whatsoever for returning the budget to surplus and at least going some little way towards repairing his vandalism of the Nation’s finances from 2007 to 2013.

  138. Boambee John

    From the Marrakesh thread.

    Paul Farmer
    #2887156, posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:15 am
    In the thread on Stop Wasting our dam water, Ron was quoted in relation to water and other infrastructure as saying inter alia ” [these are]…..available only because previous generations invested their know-how and money for the future “.

    The whole Paul Farmer post is worth close study.

    For Dot and others who seek to charge an “entry fee” to migrants, it suggests a way to calculate said fee. Estimate the cost of the full private and public infrastructure of Australia. Divide it by the current population, less the number of never-employed overseas born who have made no positive contribution, the result is the entry fee.

    I suspect that the figure would be eye watering!

    No discounts for “refugees” who could afford to pay people smugglers, discount it from their social security entitlements, and charge interest on the outstanding balance.

    “Bleeding hearts” could be invited to sponsor a “refugee” by paying their entry fee.

  139. Boambee John

    Stackja at 0850

    ALP spin doctor Graham Freudenberg wrote the script. Gough just read it.

    Gough’s mesmeric speaking style covered up the nasties written by Freudenberg?

  140. Ivan Denisovich

    The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs has supported a brochure that aims at changing the behavior of preschool-aged children who are raised by what the brochure’s authors call “right-wing” parents who oppose “gender” theory, “sexual diversity,” the “sexualization” of children, and “immigration.

    Across the ditch:

    Schools in Brighton have been ordered to teach children as young as eight that people “of all genders” can have periods, as well as to install sanitary waste disposal units in every toilet room.
    The instructions were included in guidelines published by the local council earlier this month on ‘Taking a Period Positive Approach in Brighton & Hove Schools’, which assert there is “more work to do across all settings to prevent and reduce stigma related to periods and talking about periods”.

    Under the subheading ‘key messages’, teachers are told to stress to pupils that “trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods” as well as that “periods are something to celebrate and we can see this in ceremonies and celebrations across the world”.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/12/16/schools-eight-year-olds-boys-periods/

    Imagine what students are taught in biology classes. Goodbye science, goodbye truth.

  141. stackja

    Boambee John
    #2887250, posted on December 17, 2018 at 8:56 am
    Stackja at 0850

    ALP spin doctor Graham Freudenberg wrote the script. Gough just read it.

    Gough’s mesmeric speaking style covered up the nasties written by Freudenberg?

    And the gullible believed it. Rupert/Newton at Oz helped Gough? Then came Khemlani and Rupert changed sides?

  142. Up The Workers!

    My profuse apologies, lotocoti, at 8.24am.

    I was unaware that ‘sciatica’ could be fermented, bottled and sold in the Duchy of Luxembourg.

  143. mh

    Queensland has to repeat every failure of southern states. Bikes, scooters, plastic bottle recycling.

    Anna Alphabet and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk logic: this did not work in Sydney so let’s do exactly what they did! Genius!

  144. DrBeauGan

    The instructions were included in guidelines published by the local council earlier this month on ‘Taking a Period Positive Approach in Brighton & Hove Schools’, which assert there is “more work to do across all settings to prevent and reduce stigma related to periods and talking about periods”.

    Since when have local councils been in charge of the education system? Tell the daft buggers to concentrate on garbage collection, and making sure local libraries are funded.

  145. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs has supported a brochure that aims at changing the behavior of preschool-aged children who are raised by what the brochure’s authors call “right-wing” parents who oppose “gender” theory, “sexual diversity,” the “sexualization” of children, and “immigration.”

    It beggars belief, yet the same sort of thing is happening in our own schools, with pretty posters about two mummies and diversity in burkas taming the wild minds of little ones even as I write.

  146. Mater

    Since when have local councils been in charge of the education system? Tell the daft buggers to concentrate on garbage collection, and making sure local libraries are funded.

    The three R’s:

    Roads, Rubbish and Recreation.

  147. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    making sure local libraries are funded.

    And ensuring that their contents are not simply those of ‘re-education’ centres.

  148. Rockdoctor

    Hilarious to hear Goose Swansteen interviewed by Hamish MacDonald on RN this morning; four times he was asked and four times he declined to give the Coalition Government any credit whatsoever for returning the budget to surplus and at least going some little way towards repairing his vandalism of the Nation’s finances from 2007 to 2013.

    This is the same guy who stood up with a straight face and had a shot at Morrison referring to him as as grinning fool in a baseball cap despite the cringeworthy comparison of himself to Bruce Springsteen a few years back:

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/born-to-run-for-the-fair-go-20120731-23ct6.html

  149. Snoopy

    The biology and mechanics of sexual reproduction is difficult enough for kids to understand as it is. I suspect telling eight year olds that men can have periods isn’t going to aid understanding.

  150. Tourists don’t want to go the the NT because it is a shithole.

    I must admit, raw sewerage and drunks lying the street is not a good look.

  151. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    • Hundreds of would-be asylum seekers have been housed in luxury apartments after being transferred to Australia from offshore detention centres for medical treatment, with one staying in a hotel for nearly three years at taxpayers’ expense. The Daily Telegraph has learned the government has spent a whopping $1.4 billion on accommodation for medical transferees from Manus Island and Nauru over the past five years and fears the costs will soar under a Labor-backed push to weaken border protection laws.

    Why not build a homeless hostel with that money? If absolutely needed, house the would-be migrants in that on a temporary basis till their flight back offshore; it would do them good to mix with the locals. It is difficult to imagine what medical condition could require three years of specialized treatment which could not be just as adequately delivered by the facilities on Nairu, which do well enough for the locals there.

  152. Ivan Denisovich

    . I suspect telling eight year olds that men can have periods isn’t going to aid understanding.

    I’m going to have to insist on a second opinion. Can Bolta or some other journo please ask Dr. Richard Di Natale or Dr. Kerry Phelps if men can have periods?

  153. Ivan Denisovich

    Kerryn. Bloody phone.

  154. mh

    ‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’

    Powerful Photo Shows That Women Aren’t The Only Ones Who Get Periods

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/cass-clemmer-trans-periods_us_597101bce4b0aa14ea78a251

  155. struth

    Good Moaning.

    I woz just gettun up ‘n ‘aving a coffee and that, and scrathun’ me nuts, when me, (you may not believe it) but just moi, a lay-man was told that the Liberal government has got the budget back in sir Plus.

    Sir Plus is a shifty character and politicians see him everywhere, but much like father Christmas, Sir Plus is just a wishful existence of a figure that if you can pull it off , will make the gullible and the child like grin with joyful anticipation.
    Much like Father Christmas and indeed Christianity, that can be modified to now include Cross dressing Santas on top of New Zealand shopping centres , and Christmas carols about global warmening, Sir Plus has acquired many forms these days and has become a Fluid Identity, and can be any number of identities as Sir Plus feels appropriate.
    Fiscal reality is just a white male construct of the patriarchy.

  156. struth

    Analysing whether Sir Plus is indeed Sir Plus is racist, sexist , homophobic, transphobic, Islamaphobic, and Fablephobic.

  157. H B Bear

    Wayne Goosesteen is the consummate modern politician. He is a living national treasure.

  158. The destruction of globule warmening myth should be the priority of the non-leftist political groups.

    So much of the leftist crappola drips and oozes from the globule warmening shyte.

    Exhibit #1 – ruinabaubles

  159. For relief from high air fares, move from the “remote outback” to the city, you idiots.

    Sometimes you read something on the Cat that reminds you that there is a streak of evil in the Cat, just as wide as the clueless evil running through the Liberal Party.

  160. Top Ender

    DrBeauGan
    Since when have local councils been in charge of the education system?

    The way I understand it in Britain, DBG, is that Councils receive funding from the federal system and do indeed operate the schools. There is an overview system called Ofsted – The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, which gives ratings for schools.

  161. Snoopy

    For relief from high air fares house prices, move from to the “remote outback” to from the city, you idiots.

  162. struth

    The Northern Territory through policy, has actively sought the ruin of it’s tourism industry.
    I remember back in in the days as government bodies took control of the tourist industry, those c..nt fat cat public servants being horrified Paul Hogan was promoting a type of Australia they found abhorrent, and destroyed tourism in a number of ways.
    They then used the excuse it was air fares being too expensive.
    Bullshit.
    Air fares were always expensive.
    When you get that much bureaucratic attempted brainwashing , if you’re white you wanna slit your wrists after visiting the Rock, and Island extortion prices in abo corporation holes like Yulara……………..anyway I could go on.
    You know, due to native title, in one of the most remote underpopulated places on earth, with more useless unproductive land around it that anywhere else on the planet, buying an acre of land around Alice Springs wasn’t an option unless one already there become available and you were looking at millions.
    In Alice Springs they now build up to accommodate those left wing PS coming there in their hundreds to play in Aboriginal parasitic “industries” (cough) on our dime.

    Darwin city centre is dead, shops are empty.
    People paid way too much for housing in the territory for what it was worth, and I believe the NT, being basically a completely socialist economy being upheld by the rest of the country, will finally collapse and the house prices will be less than they have ever been.
    The productive are the few young tradies , politically naïve in their hi viz, but they are mostly working on government contracts.
    The Japanese gas plant has been built, and crime from blacks who have been taught to hate us by the Marxists who educate and control them, is through the roof.

    The NT is the perfect example of where Australia as a whole (hole) is headed.

    It will follow everywhere, with the blacks around your city, just speaking a different tongue.
    I’m not being racist when I say blacks, because the white Marxists controlling who we let into the country only want the bad brown people, the mussies and goat fondlers of this world.
    They use blacks.
    Our problem is, and has always been the left.

  163. Rae

    ALP spin doctor Graham Freudenberg wrote the script. Gough just read it.

    Gough’s mesmeric speaking style covered up the nasties written by Freudenberg?

    What Gough really said:

    “Baby Boomers of Australia. Get rid of Billy Big Ears. Vote for me and no more of you will be conscripted to fight unwinnable overseas wars.”

    And the majority of you fell for it.

  164. Senile Old Guy

    Darwin city centre is dead, shops are empty.

    Why would you go into Darwin city centre? No parking and nothing to do.

  165. C.L.

    Powerful Photo Shows That Women Aren’t The Only Ones Who Get Periods

    And the photo is of a woman.
    A mentally ill woman on a park bench.

  166. Leigh Lowe

    And the photo is of a woman.
    A mentally ill woman on a park bench.

    A park bench that no-one else will want to sit on for a whike.

  167. struth

    I didn’t need to look at the photo.
    Did you?

  168. Nature turns around so fast after all the rain we’ve had.
    Driving around checking sheep on creek paddocks and there are hundreds of ducks that have descended from somewhere, sitting around brimming dams.
    City Green voters never witness this but convince gullible leftoids in asphalt acres to believe nature is destroyed.

  169. Muddy

    Boambee John
    #2887249, posted on December 17, 2018 at 8:53 am

    “Bleeding hearts” could be invited to sponsor a “refugee” by paying their entry fee.

    Here at the Ministry for Barbeques, we take community feedback seriously.
    After rigorous research and consultation, from the 1st of July, 2019, your contribution to Community Control, Coercion, and Correction (4C) will become law. The BoJo Regulation (see what we did there?) stipulates that all barbeques, pool parties, soirees, and similar gatherings where food, drink and social interaction intersect, are required to sponsor the hosting of a minimum of two (2) adults and seven (7) children of non-English speaking background at the said same barbeque, pool party, soiree, or similar etc., etc. Hosting responsibilities include the provision of culturally appropriate food, drink, seating, and entertainment. Random inspections will be conducted by appropriately trained officials, and non BoJo-compliant hosts will be publicy shamed, their employer contacted and ‘leaned on’, and, if appropriate, one of their children may be seized and offered as recompense for the hurt and suffering endured by a randomly-selected person of Non-English speaking background. Further details of the BoJo Policy will be available when we think of them.

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    I didn’t need to look at the photo.
    Did you?

    No. It’s amusing that Alice Cooper, who was beyond the pale in the seventies, would now be condemned as a trannophobe.

  171. Notafan

    The NT News is fighting for reduced flight costs to help Territorians get a fair deal, whether for business or pleasure.

    More subsidies for country people!

    No mention of their cheaper flights to SE Asia.

  172. Roger

    Eminent Australian John Howard recently led a delegation of the great and the good to curry favour with a Communist government that imprisons Christian ministers and members of their flock their without due process.

    It’s not yet beyond hope that one day we will have a Royal Commission into how Australian politicians and ex-politicians have enriched themselves through their dealings with Chinese Communists.

  173. lotocoti

    I’m going to have to insist on a second opinion.

    P.J. O’Rourke makes it perfectly clear in his An Anecdote Illustrating Something of the Australian Character from 1976.

  174. Death Giraffe

    We should make it illegal to sell bacon to the rich.
    Say, anyone with more than two million in assets.
    This would create an instant black market in bacon.
    Bacon would be produced cheaper in backyard operations, and gangsters would be occupied with the productive activity of profitably distributing bacon to wankers.
    This would make a great leap forward from them flooding shitty towns with their shitty drugs.

  175. Death Giraffe

    It would be great to see cops breaking down doors to illegal piggeries in Toorak and Vaucluse.

  176. H B Bear

    Ummm … “interesting” photo of the Kholi “catch” in the online Teh Australian. I may need to revise my opinion.

  177. calli

    Dishwasher update. – I got the mongrel going again.

    Being German, it invited a spike into its circuitry, then expected to be paid a fortune by others to remove it.

    I simply pulled the plug and left it to stew.

    There’s a lesson there somewhere.

  178. Peter Campion

    Cats, MicMac has been up in FNQ hobnobbing with the luvvies at a theatre opening. It inspired this rant…

    The Editor
    The Cairns Post – The Australian

    If the lamentable Michael McCormack (CP, 17/12) is indicative of the quality of the current leadership, the LNP are toast.

    Celebrating 15 ongoing jobs from a $71.5 million outlay of ratepayers’ money on the Cairns Performing Arts Centre demonstrates staggering economic ignorance.

    A far greater “positive impact on the city and the economy” could have been had by allowing ratepayers to spend their $71.5m on themselves.

    You see, people always get far better value for their money spending it themselves than when government spends it for them.

    The LNP used to understand that government spending does not generate wealth (exceptions being value-adding defence and infrastructure).

    There are only three ways to generate net national wealth: dig-and-sell (mining); grow/gather-and-sell (farming, fishing, forestry); and combine-and-sell (manufacturing, value-adding).

    National defence (coast guard, customs and military) and core infrastructure (courts, dams, roads, railways, and electricity transmission lines) are the only government areas that add value.

    They do so by providing an orderly framework for free enterprise to defend property, enforce contracts and access resources.

    Every dollar that is spent by governments on “nice-to-have” projects like CPACs and middle-class welfare is a dollar lost to true economic growth.

    The LNP under MicMac and ScoMo seem to be dangerously confused about what constitutes conservative economic thought and are presenting themselves as Turnbullian Labor-lites.

    Please come back Baanyard and Mr Rabbit; even the LNP’s own dripping wets are wondering who to vote for.

    (236 words)
    Peter Campion

  179. HBB baaad decision.
    Benefit of doubt goes to ?

  180. Bruce of Newcastle

    Always fun to see what businesses really have to pay in interest rates.
    Saw this ASX announcement just now.

    Northern Minerals announces $4 million convertible note

    Four million is tiny. Three ordinary houses-worth in Sydney.
    And what might I ask is the interest rate they are offering?

    Sixteen percent.

    Admittedly you only get interest payments for a year whereupon the notes convert to shares. Seeing that they’re a rare earths company, you can guess what will happen next.

  181. Senile Old Guy

    I simply pulled the plug and left it to stew.

    Same on this tablet. Completely froze. Soft boot, hard boot, nothing worked. Left it alone for a few months and it came back to life.

  182. Infidel Tiger

    TV frame rate and 2D image makes it impossible to tell if those catches are legitimate or not. They all look worse on slow mo too.

  183. Muddy

    Death Giraffe
    #2887296, posted on December 17, 2018 at 11:07 am

    This would create an instant black market in bacon.

    The Ministry for Barbeques is aware of your social non-conformity.
    Give us a share of your ‘enterprise’ or we’ll look a lot closer at your suspicious claims of automobile knowledge.

  184. struth

    More subsidies for country people!

    If you think Terrirtorians are mostly country people you need to get out more.

    Transplanted urban PS who consider themselves locals after a couple of years because they know nobody who’s been there longer.
    The Top Enders of this world, are a rarity.

  185. Unlicensed automotive repairers will be hunted down and shown no mercy.

  186. Population of greater Darwin versus population of NT.
    Someone look up the figures please.
    From memory it is a city (or township) state.

  187. Shoot on sight order is issued for home based unlicensed automotive repairers.

  188. This would create an instant black market in bacon.

    Simpler way is to add 500% excise to bacon.

  189. struth

    That was an awesome letter Peter, well stated.
    That’s a thunderbolt of economic theory most of the readers won’t have put together, so very well done.
    The Liberal party is anything but conservative or right wing.
    If anything by keeping us in Paris it’s an enemy to our sovereign and therefore ( so called) democratic nation.
    It’s just trying not to be caught selling out to the socialists.
    But if we let off pressure for a second, and we will, Gutterres and his Cronies will be in total control.
    Without a bullet being fired.
    It’s always traitors that open the gates to the city.

  190. Muddy

    incoherent rambler
    #2887311, posted on December 17, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Shoot on sight order is issued for home based unlicensed automotive repairers.

    The Ministry for Barbeques acknowledges your initiative and commitment to community safety and harmony. A single-use-only Get Out of the Gulag Free card is in the mail. (We already know where you live).

  191. John64

    Wayne Goosesteen is the consummate modern politician. He is a living national treasure.

    LOL. Now try saying that out loud and keeping a straight face while looking in the mirror.

  192. Death Giraffe

    You’re right.
    The bacon idea is shit.
    Go after their morning coffees. Let’s see importations of colombian coffee where the gangsters have ingeniously used hash to throw the sniffer dogs off the scent.
    And residents of Fitzroy caught at the airport with 5
    kilos of unground beans shoved up their arses.
    While all this is going on, nornal people can again enjoy the amenity of towns without gibbering addicts everywhere.

  193. Senile Old Guy

    If you think Terrirtorians are mostly country people you need to get out more.

    Yes, mostly urban.

  194. H B Bear

    Benefit of doubt goes to ?

    Batsmen.

    They all look worse on slow mo too.

    That’s what I’ve always said. What the frame grab does pick up is just how widely splayed the catcher’s finger are though. I would feel pretty dudded if I was looking at that after walking back to the shed.

  195. Des Deskperson

    ‘Population of greater Darwin versus population of NT.’

    Estimated NT population 2018: 250,000
    Estimated Darwin population 2018: 140,000
    Estimated percentage of NT population in Darwin : 56%

    Here are some more interesting figures:

    Estimated growth of the NT public service since 2009: 32%
    Percentage of women in the NT PS: 69%

  196. struth

    Population of greater Darwin versus population of NT.
    Someone look up the figures please.
    From memory it is a city (or township) state.

    NT has a population of around 250, 000.
    Darwin around 150 thousand.
    When I first started as a tour driver it was about 80,ooo.
    Alice has over 25ooo now.
    Katherine around 11 thousand.
    Tennant Creek around Five and Gove only about three these days.

  197. Peter Campion

    Cheers, Struth. If more people read the Cat we’d be a more successful country.

    The least I can do is try to transfer my Cat-learnin’ to the masses via the MSM – to educate the proles and trigger the trolls.

  198. Confused Old Misfit

    Celebrating 15 ongoing jobs from a $71.5 million outlay of ratepayers’ money on the Cairns Performing Arts Centre

    Plus the ongoing maintenance for the next 30 years at about $100K/an.
    Plus wages for the ongoing 15 at about $1.2m/an
    Plus the increases to municipal grants to local arts groups who will need to up their game to use the new facilities (at a reduced rental rate to those with the right connections).
    And NO, it will NOT “break even” at any point! Not even the Theatre Bar will be able to turn a profit.
    I have been involved in ten of these projects, on two continents.
    The only benefits are to the cultcha vultcha lovies, the performers & booking agents and the music concert crowd. It’s likely that some high school’s facilities could have been used for any function/performance that would come to Cairns.
    Ten years from now they’ll be after a multi million dollar upgrade!

  199. areff

    lotocoti: As PJ wrote: https://archive.org/stream/foreigners-around-the-world/foreigners-around-the-world_djvu.txt

    AUSTRALIANS

    Racial Characteristics:

    Violently loud alcoholic roughnecks whose idea of fun is to throw up on your car. The national
    sport is breaking furniture and the average daily consumption of beer in Sydney is ten and three
    quarters Imperial gallons for children under the age of nine. “Making a Shambles” is required
    study in the primary schools and all Australians are bilingual, speaking both English and Sheep.
    Possibly as a result of their country’s being upside down, the local dialect has over 400 terms for
    vomit. These include “technicolor yawn” “talking to the toilet,” “round-trip meal ticket,” and
    “singing lunch.” It is illegal to employ the aboriginal inhabitants as anything but toilets, and
    some of the peculiar forms of native wildlife have up to nine assholes. The recent destruction of
    Darwin by a hurricane was actually a cover story for the regrettable coincidence of paydays on
    three separate sheep stations.

    Good Points: Amusing zoos.

    Proper Forms of Address:
    Steady there, Cool off, For Christ’s sake-not in the sink, Stay back, I’ve got a gun!

    An Anecdote Illustrating Something of the Australian Character:

    An Australian fellow asks his girl friend to fight, but she says she doesn’t want to because she
    isn’t feeling well.

    “Whatta ya mean, not feeling well?” he says.
    “You know,” she says, “I’ve got my time of the month.”
    “Whatta ya mean, time of the month?” he says.
    “You know,” she says, “I’ve got my period.”
    “Whatta ya mean, period?” he says.

    “You know,” she says, “I’m bleeding down here.” And she opens up her pants to show him.
    “Jesus,” he says, “no wonder you’re bleeding! They’ve gone and cut your cock off!”

  200. stackja

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2887322, posted on December 17, 2018 at 11:36 am

    ‘Pavlov cats’?

  201. Please come back Baanyard and Mr Rabbit; even the LNP’s own dripping wets are wondering who to vote for.

    Fact check status: 200% True

  202. Baldrick

    Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.National.Party

    Nationals MP Andrew Broad, the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, has resigned from the frontbench. New Idea has published allegations he used a website to meet women while away on work trips. Mr Broad is married.

  203. stackja

    Western Sydney suburbs to cop brunt of new developments
    Ben Pike and Miranda Wood, The Sunday Telegraph
    December 17, 2018 9:43am
    Subscriber only

    Western Sydney will absorb the equivalent of five Newcastles on its fringes to accommodate unprecedented population growth.

    What were once vegetable fields and livestock farms that helped feed the city are treeless new suburbs where athletic kids can almost jump from rooftop to rooftop.

    Suburbs going from paddock to pavement in the next decade include Vineyard and Marsden Park in the north west, Leppington and Edmondson Park in the south west and Wilton and the Macarthur region south of Campbelltown.

    These areas will have 333,000 new homes and 322,120 new jobs in the next 20 years.

    Work has already begun on Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek. Once completed it will be home to 60,000 new dwellings and bring with it 200,000 jobs.

    And cars crowding motorways. Crowded trains. Crowded schools. Crowded hospitals.

  204. struth

    Estimated Darwin population 2018: 140,000

    I added ten thousand for all the illegals driving taxis, and all the other menial jobs the fat urban PS filth who live there require. etc etc etc
    And the fact that the BOStatistics couldn’t even get out to some of the areas I went to.
    I had to deliver forms out to black Rock etc.
    Couldn’t organise a root in a brothel.
    With BoS they are as corrupt and as useless as any Australian gov department.

    There’s not a white taxi driver left in Darwin.

  205. John Constantine

    Once bacon becomes illegal, central planning committees will ration out bacon substitute produce.

    Obsolete and deplorable non-conformist free thinkers like ‘Hopalong Bluey’ will struggle along gamely for a while on one leg because:

    “Good old Bluey, bloke like that who went through El Alamein and Tobruk, you wouldn’t want to eat him all at once would you?”

    Our Long Pig is Our Strength

    Comrades.

  206. stackja

    Nationals MP Andrew Broad quits assistant minister role after texts
    Rob Harris, Herald Sun
    3 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Nationals MP Andrew Broad has resigned as an assistant minister after allegedly sending salacious text messages to a young woman he met through “sugar daddy” dating website.

    The married Mildura-based federal politician is alleged to have bombarded “Amy” — who uses the online alias “Sweet Sophia Rose” with messages of a sexual natures, according to New Idea magazine.

    It is alleged Mr Broad, 43, met the young woman last month while he was at the expensive Aqua restaurant in Hong Kong.

    At one point the man who describes himself as “deeply committed to supporting Australian farming” on his website, allegedly wrote, “I’m an Aussie lad, I know how to ride a horse, fly a plane and f — k my woman. My intentions are completely dishonourable.”

    In a statement this morning, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said he had accepted Andrew Broad’s resignation as the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

    He said due to the nature of the allegations made, it was appropriate for Mr Broad to resign.

    He said the matter may also be subject to future investigation and further media comment on such detail is not appropriate.

    Mr Broad told New Idea: “I have been advised that the person making the allegation may have engaged in criminal activity. This matter has been reported to the Australian Federal Police and I will not be making any further comment.”

    The Herald Sun is not suggesting the allegations are true, only that they have been made.

    More to come

  207. John Constantine

    Just saying that while the member of the coalition in power, their andrew broad felt that the best use of his time was to become the joint chair of the parlimentary friends of the united nations. A position he was specially selected for by the wymynsys of the labor party.

    Everybody has a weakness, and every weakness in a tory is ruthlessly exploited by the filth.

  208. Confused Old Misfit

    I’m sure that many of you get these “Holiday Letter to The Family” emails. Sometimes they reveal more than you ever wanted to know.

    There is a failed AP reporter to whom I am connected (distantly through the marriage of a niece) who I cannot stand and to whom I have not spoken in over three years. This guy traveled from Seattle to Florida in 2008 to work for Obummer.
    I was recently advised through one of your classic “Holiday Letter to The Family” emails that this clown of a former reporter has a “BLOG”!
    If you want to see demonstrated before your own eyes the obscenity that is the American left: http://www.benstocking.com is a prime example.
    The fawning comments are from his father.

  209. Snoopy

    I simply pulled the plug and left it to stew.

    Same on this tablet. Completely froze. Soft boot, hard boot, nothing worked. Left it alone for a few months and it came back to life.

    Why can’t governments accept that most problems, when left alone, solve themselves?

  210. struth

    Cheers, Struth. If more people read the Cat we’d be a more successful country.

    The least I can do is try to transfer my Cat-learnin’ to the masses via the MSM – to educate the proles and trigger the trolls.

    I’ve written a letter to Cory lately, basically saying that if he stops being such a nice guy and comes out swinging then I’ll donate, and stop talking about the science of Climate Change and more the global socialist corruption behind it.
    Skynews are a bit of a dead loss because they are tribal Liberal party supporters who call themselves right wing.
    Which shows they are complete oxy MORONS.

    Kenny just complains and can’t see the forest for the trees, and never gets to the cause or the heart of an issue, or attack the people personally who are offending him.
    The stick insect is just a party hack and the only one I watch now is Rowan Dean.
    I’m not watching members of the Liberal party cheer squad refer to themselves as right wing.

    As the country slides under, there are less and less willing to act or even understanding the problem.
    So less and less to write to.

  211. John Constantine

    Their abc now seeking nominations for their preselection process to run a rural abc independent Stalinist wymynsys in andrew broads seat. With a billion dollar media consultancy and advertising budget to draw from.

    Comrades.

  212. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nationals MP Andrew Broad has resigned as an assistant minister after allegedly sending salacious text messages to a young woman he met through “sugar daddy” dating website.

    A man who clearly needs an urgent brain transplant.

  213. Infidel Tiger

    “I’m an Aussie lad, I know how to ride a horse, fly a plane and f..k my woman. My intentions are completely dishonourable.”

    Fair enough cobber.

  214. H B Bear

    If you are going to have your career destroyed by a sex scandal at least have some dignity and be found on Clapham Common (read Parliamentary lawn), tied up with your pants around your ankles, pantyhose over your head and an orange stuffed in your mouth.

    New Idea? Really?

  215. jupes

    In a statement this morning, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said he had accepted Andrew Broad’s resignation as the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

    Helping themselves to our money.

  216. Death Giraffe

    “I’m an Aussie lad, I know how to ride a horse, fly a plane and f..k my woman

    ..
    “I’m an Aussie politician. I know how to ride a whore, fly first class and f..k the people who elected me”.

  217. Snoopy

    I’ll bet that right now Andrew Broad is wishing he had trawled Grindr on his overseas trips.

  218. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stefan Molyneux
    Stefan Molyneux
    @StefanMolyneux
    Saying that education raises IQ is like saying that joining a basketball team makes you taller.
    4:29 PM · Dec 16, 2018

  219. Death Giraffe

    Should be the motto of all Australian pollies.

  220. Dr Faustus

    It beggars belief, yet the same sort of thing is happening in our own schools, with pretty posters about two mummies and diversity in burkas taming the wild minds of little ones even as I write.

    Not just two muttis. A quick read of the brochure “Unequal Value and Early Childhood Education” shows that it takes things considerably further than simply promoting a politically correct view of diversity in the pre-school curriculum.

    Most of its concern is about countering the malign influence of the Right Wing family environment on young minds. And in describing this offensive family behaviour, the document slips interchangeably between simple ‘Right Wing’, through ‘Right Wing populist’ and ‘Right Wing extremist’, all the way to Nationalsozialismus.. Apparently all the one political family.

    Given that so much social behaviour is illegal in Germany, the document deals extensively with the thorny issue of how to reach through the child to the family – and possibly into the legal system. It notes a particular problem for teachers trying to manage right wing corruption:

    Children get into conflicts of loyalty when they learn something different in their day care center than at home. Children often want to protect and defend their loved ones.

    And then proceeds to give a wide range of helpful pedagogical suggestions about how to overcome, or work around this awkward and unhelpful behaviour.

  221. I heard the Andrew Broad rumours some while ago.
    Very sad if true as quite a few in my circle know the families on both sides. They are fine folks.
    Did Tony Burqua make the New Idea or is it just conservatives?

  222. Herodotus

    Warning to all who use dating websites: don’t mention sex.

  223. Notafan

    Simple solution to the pre school dilemma

    Don’t sent them out to be indoctrinated by parrots

  224. .

    The one-sidedness in the reporting of and childish response to Andrew Broad’s completely normal and legal behaviour is why I really don’t care about society anymore.*

    Remember when society blatantly accepted that women are valued for beauty and men were valued (and respected) for their productivity?

    Remember when that fat headed idiot MT banned his frontbenchers from basically having sex outside of marriage, whilst still tolerating Skeletor?

    Then we have Eliza Dushku’s completely ridiculous 13 mn USD payout for literally “suffering” two brief moments of banter on the set of TV show. Literally “Oh you want a threesome and “I have a R-word van…”” equates to a 13 mn USD payout. The other actor didn’t even intimate things further as a joke or a romantic advance.

    Society can go to hell.

    Potatoes eating Tide pods voting for sweet corn.

    *…and Bruce, I’m not calling you an idiot. He should realise that it is current year and being a man, he is responsible for the choices a consenting female makes, as well as his own.

  225. Death Giraffe

    The one-sidedness in the reporting of and childish response to Andrew Broad’s completely normal and legal behaviour is why I really don’t care about society anymore.*

    ..
    Alleged behaviour.
    And no, the media is shit and no one on the other side would cop it.
    All politicians are still shit though.

  226. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stupid F$cking Nationals.
    Take him under your wing Barnaby.
    We need a Redemption Arc.

  227. John Constantine

    Andrew broads weakness was no secret, i never heard specifics, just that he was vunerable to manipulation along certain lines and earnestly eager to overcompensate and redeem himself to the left.

    Like half the bastards.

    Never heard that he sold out for money, but the left are well aware that there are other currencies besides cash that can be more powerful rewards.

  228. areff

    However, during the intimate dinner, things quickly turned sour after Andrew, 43, complained about the menu prices, boasted relentlessly about his new role as assistant minister to the deputy prime minister and began to act inappropriately.

    Andrew recently hit the headlines as the first federal Nationals MP to publicly call for the embattled former deputy PM Barnaby Joyce to quit over his controversial affair with former staffer Vikki Campion.

    God Lord!. What a dickhead.

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