Wednesday Forum: January 30, 2019

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1,657 Responses to Wednesday Forum: January 30, 2019

  1. feelthebern

    Member of the Australian Sports Anti Doping Agency (ASADA) Anti Doping Rule Violation Panel.

    No freaking way.
    Every sharkies fan, every bombers fan should be rushing to register in the seat of Warringah, Indi style.

  2. mh

    I heard the Darren Weir story being discussed on sports radio yesterday morning. They were interpreting the charges as including race fixing.

  3. feelthebern

    Sinc, what does James Hird’s old man think about Ms Steggall ?
    He’s been a regular guest poster here.

  4. feelthebern

    They were interpreting the charges as including race fixing.

    If true, they would have metadata’d a rack of people.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    Speaking with a racing mate yesterday, he said that in NSW their use in banned in regards to horse racing.

    This is where it will get very murky.
    Sure, electrical stimuli used during a race has been banned for decades.
    Is it banned as a training aid?
    If so, can they prove it was used in training?
    Or, as Gez says, is it just a general management tool for obstinate ponies?
    Anyway, I am waiting until Patrick Smith delivers his verdict.

  6. mh

    The Weir charges might be like what’s happening to Roger Stone.

    Designed to get damaging media coverage, then nothing of substance eventuates.

  7. woolfe

    Is the zapper actually illegal per se?

    Everything here is illegal.

  8. Leigh Lowe

    mh

    #2921975, posted on January 31, 2019 at 8:13 am

    I heard the Darren Weir story being discussed on sports radio yesterday morning. They were interpreting the charges as including race fixing.

    And so it goes.
    Set up the raid, then background the media that it “could involve” doping, animal cruelty, race fixing and possibly the Beaumont children are buried under the stable.
    As I said yesterday, the Green Left in Weir’s hometown are going nuts over him training his ponies on the beach.
    They were cock-a-hoop yesterday and I wouldn’t put it past them to try to set him up.

  9. mh

    I also read that Weir may have a connection with the missing Beaumont children.

    No smoke without fire.

  10. cohenite

    Zyconoclast

    #2921802, posted on January 30, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Don Lennon’s family
    Rachel Maddow’s family
    Anderson Cooper’s family
    Versus
    Tucker Carlson’s family

    Says it all really; the current culture wars summed up in 4 photos.

  11. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #2921978, posted on January 31, 2019 at 8:15 am

    They were interpreting the charges as including race fixing.

    If true, they would have metadata’d a rack of people.

    Mmmyes.
    Why a physical raid if the allegation is race fixing?
    I am pretty sure he wouldn’t have a record of that stuff in a filing cabinet under “F” for fixing or “N” for nobbled.
    The evidence would be electronic comms and betting records.

  12. Tel

    I’ll go Black Ball but only if the Lady bowlers are putting on an afternoon tea.
    I’m sexist like that.

    United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 25: “Make me a sammich!”

  13. Up The Workers!

    “PS, wasn’t Zali Steggall involved with one of those WADA, ASADA, IOC drug kangaroo courts?”

    Nah…she was allegedly a barrister.

    Worked at Macca’s making latte’s.

  14. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Is the zapper actually illegal per se?

    Everything here is illegal.

    even discussing it is illegal

  15. feelthebern

    Is it banned as a training aid?

    Yep.
    Black & white.
    Continued usage means you can’t nominate your horses.
    Can’t nominate, can’t be accepted, can’t race, can’t earn.

  16. feelthebern

    The evidence would be electronic comms and betting records.

    The Fatty Ashton brigade had to do something to get the Vic power blackouts off the front page.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    Midwest US is frigid. Not in the news so much is the UK is also being dumped on:

    UK weather LIVE: Manchester and Liverpool airports CLOSED, schools shut and roads LETHAL

    The UK has woken up to severe and dangerous conditions as a result of ice and snow covering much of the country. Several aiports including Manchester and Liverpool have suspended services and cancelled flight due to the conditions. On the roads, Police and emergency services have been cslled out to multiple accidents and collisions as conditions remain treacherous.

    Hundreds of schools have been closed due to snowy conditions in Cheshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and North Wales.

    Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice cover the majority of the UK on Wednesday until midday – with only a narrow sliver of the country north-east of Carlisle not affected.

  18. Up The Workers!

    I hear that the zapper they found yesterday, was actually the one Dodgy Dan routinely uses on Fatty A. whenever he wants another criminal investigation on one of the ‘rank and vile’, swept under the Chief Commissioners’ carpet.

    Takes a lot to wake Fatty and his band of dedicated Party snorers at Farce Command.

    How’s that investigation into the criminal cheating at the 2014 State election getting on?

    Maybe we should call in Danny Weir and his chaff bandits to run the investigation?

    When will the investigation into the grossly improbable result of the 2018 State election be commencing?

  19. Leigh Lowe

    This is very harsh but very fair.

    Death Spiral for BuzzFeed, the Millennial Reader’s Digest

    Once the cool kids at BuzzFeed google “Reader’s Digest” they will be mightily pissed off at the comparison.

  20. Shy Ted

    Global warming coming from the south at 20kts today, anticipating 24C. What will they have as a lead on the news tonight?

  21. Percy Popinjay

    What is the principal reason for opting-out? I haven’t followed this policy.

    Big Stupid Government/what could possibly go wrong? Among a myriad of other reasons.

    I opted out within the first five minutes of the opt out period commencing, shortly before the inevitable website crash. Says it all, really.

  22. md

    This article about Merkel and Macron gives you a glimpse into the mindset of the ruling class.
    Some extracts:

    Globalist chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has used an award acceptance speech to call on the international community to “stand up” to “excessive populism and nationalism.”

    Meaning the international community must stand up against democracy and giving the peasants control over government.

    Attempting to redefine patriotism as a means of working for “the vested interests of others,” Merkel added, “And this is why I will never tire of making a case for the strength of a multilateral, rules-based and values-based global order.”

    Yes, comrades, we need a global order run by people like them who know what’s best for people like us. And since we might occasionally rebel against it, we have to neuter national parliaments by transferring legislative power to the new global order.
    And it goes on … read the article.
    There’s a link in the article to this story about Merkel wanting sovereignty handed over to Brussels. Here’s that article.
    Her views are frightening.

  23. stackja

    ‘Jiggers’ shock treatment probe after Victorian Police sports integrity raid Darren Weir stables
    Leo Schlink and Mark Buttler, Herald Sun
    January 30, 2019 7:24am
    Subscriber only

    Animal cruelty allegations are at the centre of a police investigation into champion trainer Darren Weir, as the horse-racing industry reels from ­another integrity crisis.

    Investigators from Racing Victoria and Victoria Police’s sporting integrity intelligence unit are focusing on ­alleged mistreatment of horses.

    Weir was arrested on Wednesday during dawn raids at his stables, before he was grilled for hours by investigators.

    Four Taser-like devices known as “jiggers”, an unlicensed firearm and what is suspected to be cocaine were ­recovered during the raids on Weir’s ­stables and other properties at Ballarat, Warrnambool and nearby Yangery. ­Investigators moved in on the properties at 6am on Wednesday.

    The battery-powered jiggers are used to send shockwaves through horses.

  24. Bruce of Newcastle

    AOC, hold my beer!

    Rep. Ilhan Omar supports taxing wealthiest Americans up to 90%

    Weeks after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made headlines by calling for a top marginal income tax rate of 70 percent in an interview with “60 Minutes,” her fellow freshman congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., suggested that the rich could pay even more.

    Oh wait, she’s muslim so she wouldn’t actually give Alexandria a beer to hold. My bad.

  25. mh

    Jiggers.

    Sounds a bit racist.

  26. Tom

    The Fatty Ashton brigade had to do something to get the Vic power blackouts off the front page.

    Haven’t you heard? Fatty Ashton is investigating allegations the Darren Weir had hot-wired the Portland aluminium smelter to run the grow lamps for his broadacre marijuana business, which caused last week’s brownouts in Melbourne.

  27. Snoopy

    Violent white, racist, homophobes can be very tricky and sneaky. Apparently.

    Chicago police said they are expanding the search area for surveillance video of actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged attackers.

    CNN’s Sara Sidner explained why:

    “So far, in a place so far with a high number of private surveillance cameras, they cannot find any images of the two alleged attackers. After combing through hundreds of hours of videos, the only image of Smollett police obtained from security cameras was inside the Subway sandwich shop near the location of the reported crime — and he was standing alone.”

    Maybe Smollett’s attackers are shape shifters?

  28. calli

    Glowball Warming causing cold weather according to this article.

  29. areff

    The company formerly known as Fairfax screws the pooch again:

    https://twitter.com/clementine_ford

    Clammy reckons she has resigned. Instead of getting rid of her, odious as she is, they’d have been better to recruit an in-house counter to her nonsense. That would have retained the SJW ferals while adding, maybe, people capable of normal thought.

  30. C.L.

    The Democrat Governor of Virginia believes babies born alive can also be killed:

    “So in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

    Report and video.

    Governor Northam has now “clarified” his remarks by saying he was speaking about disabled babies.
    Yes, that is his “clarification.”
    But Trump = Hitler, remember.

  31. Anthony

    I had my suspicions about Weir when he put Michelle Payne on Prince of Penzance. I would have preferred her brother.

  32. Smollett’s random attackers apparently carry around ropes for mock lynchings.
    Very dedicated racists indeed.

  33. Snoopy

    I opted out within the first five minutes of the opt out period commencing, shortly before the inevitable website crash. Says it all, really.

    Are you sure your opt out wasn’t lost in the crash, Perc?

  34. Infidel Tiger

    The American love affair with abortion is incredibly dark and evil.

    No other place on earth would allow what they do.

  35. cohenite

    calli

    #2922009, posted on January 31, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Glowball Warming causing cold weather according to this article.

    It’s hilarious really; that article says CO2 induced warming of the land is causing stratospheric warming which produces slovenly Jetstreams and Santa Claus freezing. It’s hilarious because one of the bedrock predictions of alarmism was that the stratosphere would cool.

    Let’s face it alarmists will use any bad weather as an example of global warming.

  36. C.L.

    Associated Press: Police: No footage yet showing ‘Empire’ actor being attacked.

    A black homosexual Trump hater leaves his flat at 2am in the currently arctic Chicago – on foot – to go get a Subway sandwich and was attacked by two “MAGA”-yelling white men (in ski masks) as he returned home. Hundreds of hours of CCTV has been reviewed.

    “We haven’t seen anybody, at this point, matching the description he gave, nobody looks menacing and we didn’t find a container anywhere,” Guglielmi said, referring to a container for the liquid that the actor said was thrown at him.

    Neither Smollett nor his publicist has spoken publicly about the attack.

  37. Snoopy

    I suspect that Smollett’s injuries may be a consequence of a brush with rough trade or a lover’s tiff rather than a run-in with insomniac Trump supporters.

  38. Infidel Tiger

    Smollett was mostly bashed by other homos after a gay hook up went wrong.

    The homosexual of the species sure is a flighty creature.

  39. stackja

    No end in sight for Sydney blackouts as hot weather causes power stations to break down
    Sheradyn Holderhead, The Daily Telegraph
    January 31, 2019 12:28am
    Subscriber only

    Australia’s energy crisis is poised to continue over the next two summers as the ­nation’s ageing coal-fired power stations pump less ­reliable power into the grid, ­experts have warned.

    The warning comes after units at two NSW coal plants broke down forcing the state to rely on interstate power to shore up its energy supply just days after failures at coal generators in Victoria helped trigger rolling blackouts.

    Grattan Institute energy program director Tony Wood urged governments to consider plugging more diesel generators into the grid to keep the lights on.

    “A number of (generator) units had heart failure last week despite a lot of companies spending a lot of money to make sure they didn’t fail ­before summer,” he said.

    Diesel now good?

  40. calli

    Thanks, cohenite.

    It looked quite convincing – lots of pretty charts and maps and diagrams. And the authoriteh of the language, including the “it’s really quite simple” ruse to bamboozle the punter.

    Thought I’d put it up here for comment, because no doubt articles like this will come up in conversation.

  41. C.L.

    Smollett bullshit latest (via Ace):

    Also, it turns out Smollett didn’t call cops — a dude who was in his home called the cops. Smollett also told police to turn off their body cameras.

    I’m making the call: this was a Kevin Spacey in the park at 2am “walking my dog” “attack.”
    He cruised the wrong dude, a neighbour saw his injuries and called the cops.
    When they got there, he blamed it on Trump.
    ———————-
    Ace also has two dedicated posts on Governor Northam’s call for baby murder to be legalised.

  42. Infidel Tiger

    My informants* tell me that the Weir raid is part of a bigger investigation into the product on the 4th row down on the left:

    https://racehorsemeds.com

    Undetectable EPO.

    *my informants of course are anonymous posters on racing forums. Racing being the most jealousy filled industry on earth.

  43. stackja

    areff
    #2922010, posted on January 31, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Clementine Ford sensationally quits Nine Newspapers saying ‘Fairfax is dead’
    Soraiya Fuda, The Daily Telegraph
    5 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Controversial columnist Clementine Ford has sensationally quit Nine Newspapers, declaring Fairfax is “dead” in a lengthy Twitter rant.

    The 38-year-old used kiss emojis with the words “Anyway, bye Fairf**ked!” to conclude several brutal tweets overnight.

    “Also, here’s some tea and I can spill it now that I have resigned from Fairfax: in September, they threatened to fire me because I had called transphobic Scott Morrison a ‘f***ing disgrace’ on Twitter and they said that new policy was we ‘didn’t disrespect the office of the PM’,” she wrote.

  44. Infidel Tiger

    Independent MP Julia Banks will run against Health Minister Greg Hunt in the election campaigning on climate change and gender equality.

    Just a typical “conservative” woman.

  45. calli

    I think Zyco’s picture should be produced whenever a story like the Smollet one is framed around so called “hate crime”.

    There is an agenda, and they’re not afraid to weaponise it.

  46. stackja

    NSW health adviser at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead disciplined for political nurse pressure over Australia Day
    Danielle Le Messurier, The Daily Telegraph
    January 31, 2019 5:39am
    Subscriber only

    An Aboriginal health adviser at a major hospital has been disciplined after pressuring nurses into supporting changing the date of Australia Day.

    The official was giving a talk to about 60 trainee nurses at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead last week when he urged them to rethink their views about holding the national day on January 26.

    A friend of one of the nur­ses, who did not want to be named, wrote to 2GB’s Ray Hadley Morning Show saying the new nurse was “stunned and humiliated” when the training day turned political.

    The hospital employee was meant to be giving a talk about Aboriginal health when he asked all the nurses in the room to stand up.

    “He then said, ‘all those who think Australia Day should be changed from 26 January, sit down’,” the friend wrote.

    “The person I know was stunned for a moment and ­remained standing with around 10 other people. The rest sat down. Out of fear I imagine. He then said that the people standing should have a long hard think about their views.”

    A Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network spokesman said the staff member had been “counselled accordingly” following the incident.

    “The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network acknowledges that staff orientation is not an appropriate forum for a political statement,” the spokesman said.

    “The role of the Aboriginal Health Adviser is to advocate for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal patients and families.”

  47. C.L.

    Hey Clementine: learn to code.

  48. stackja

    Melbourne Storm axes cheerleaders, will hold auditions for new dance crew
    Scott Gullan, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A dying art has suffered a mortal blow with the Melbourne Storm to axe its cheerleaders.

    There will be no more pompoms jiggling around AAMI Park, with the NRL team ditching its traditional all-female group.

    Instead the Storm are opting for a more “gritty street crew” and incorporating male dancers into the routine.

  49. mh

    IT, I might try the 50ml Endurance Explosion.

  50. C.L.

    Also, Clem: eco-tourism. Give that a go.

  51. mh

    Instead the Storm are opting for a more “gritty street crew” and incorporating male dancers into the routine.

    When videos are surfacing of NRL star player like Dylan Napa masturbating in front of team mates, someone has decided that male dancers are the answer.

  52. Infidel Tiger

    She gets a wading pool, she can start a home based whale watching business.

  53. mh

    Instead the Storm are opting for a more “gritty street crew” and incorporating male dancers into the routine.

    When videos are surfacing of NRL star players like Dylan Napa ma$turbating in front of team mates, someone has decided that male dancers may help matters.

  54. Roger

    Mediacrity in action:

    The SMH has tried to inform its readers how Venezuela came to the brink of economic and political collapse without explaining the role of socialism.

  55. Bruce of Newcastle

    Also, Clem: eco-tourism. Give that a go.

    Adani is probably hiring for the Carmichael coal mine.
    She’d look good in fluoros.
    Relatively speaking.

  56. Leigh Lowe

    What is the principal reason for opting-out? I haven’t followed this policy.

    Why be in it is the better question.
    Think about it.
    Most of us have a GP, a dentist, maybe one or two specialists and a couple of other ancillary providers (physio, optometrist etc).
    When any of my GP or specialists order pathology, all the others are copied on the results.
    When I go to a new dentist or physio or optometrist I fill out a tick-box history of conditions relevant to that provider. Takes all of five minutes. And, even with MHR, the provider will still confirm history directly with you anyway.
    As for emergencies, I am yet to hear of one practical example of MHR being of any use.
    Hey, if you are one of the 0.05% allergic to a particular anaesthetic, opt in or get it tattooed in your forehead.

  57. Bear Necessities

    I wonder when the all out attack on Biden is to occur? He is currently getting 33% of the vote in a generic Democratic primary. You would think the old white man who is creepy around girls and women meme will ramp up shortly.

  58. hzhousewife

    The SMH has tried to inform its readers how Venezuela came to the brink of economic and political collapse without explaining the role of socialism.

    Most people think that it is evil capitalists stealing the people’s money that has caused the troubles in Venezuela. Down with capitalism, stop evil profits!!

  59. Infidel Tiger

    I wonder when the all out attack on Biden is to occur? He is currently getting 33% of the vote in a generic Democratic primary. You would think the old white man who is creepy around girls and women meme will ramp up shortly.

    The Dems are currently advocating for full term and even after birth infanticide. You think a delighful old man who likes molesting young kids is going to be off putting for them?

    Believe me, Biden is the best they have. Well apart from Tulsi, who could have been great until she walked back all her normality.

  60. Leigh Lowe

    *my informants of course are anonymous posters on racing forums. Racing being the most jealousy filled industry on earth.

    Ha, ha, yes.
    I thought that this morning.
    You can’t walk 2 yards (half a length) in Melbourne without bumping into a bitter and twisted punter who coodabeen a millionaire if it wasn’t for some crooked trainer or Handbrake Harry jockey.
    And don’t start me on bent stewards.

  61. Leigh Lowe

    Instead the Storm are opting for a more “gritty street crew” and incorporating male dancers into the routine.

    Gritty street crew, you say?
    I’ve seen them on the BBL.
    About as tough and gritty as Ernie and Bert.

  62. areff

    No need to suggest new jobs for poor Clammy. The ABC will pick her up within days, the Guardian likewise. Good as guaranteed. That’s the way the New Esablishment works.

    Another example: the hue and cry over Louise Adler and her board’s departure from Melbourne University Press, proud publisher of, among other pulp tomes, Mick Gatto’s memoirs.

    So consider the network of relationships:

    Adler is married to Max Gillies and they have a daughter.

    The daughter lands a nice job at the ABC working for Jonathan Green.

    Jonathan Green’s wife works for Louise Adler.

    Watch the young Adler-Gillies doing her reporterette schtick. See any particular talent or quality that might recommend her above thousands of other aspirants for a very nice, secure, all-travel-expenses-paid gig?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-29/50-degree-cities-becoming-closer-to-reality/10308350

  63. Snoopy

    Then a police spokesman said that when officers first arrived on the scene, nearly 45 minutes after the alleged attack, Smollett was still wearing the rope around his neck:

    Forty-five minutes of lynching? The terror must have been horrific.

  64. Mitchell Porter

    I’m thinking seriously about whether Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has a chance at the next federal elections, and whether I should hope they win. Am I crazy?

  65. Leigh Lowe

    Instead the Storm are opting for a more “gritty street crew” and incorporating male dancers into the routine.

    Really?
    Have they thought this through?
    Having female cheerleaders was one way of avoiding sex scandals with NRL players.
    It will be the full steamy bathhouse now.

  66. Roger

    Most people think that it is evil capitalists stealing the people’s money that has caused the troubles in Venezuela.

    When in fact…

    Some animals are more equal than others.

  67. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “Also, here’s some tea and I can spill it now that I have resigned from Fairfax: in September, they threatened to fire me because I had called transphobic Scott Morrison a ‘f***ing disgrace’ on Twitter and they said that new policy was we ‘didn’t disrespect the office of the PM’,” she wrote.

    what’s a fat fuck to do?!?! learn to code!

  68. Snoopy

    Adler is married to Max Gillies and they have a daughter.

    The daughter lands a nice job at the ABC working for Jonathan Green.

    Jonathan Green’s wife works for Louise Adler.

    Areff, are you suggesting serendipity should be criminalised?

  69. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    Dow just broke 25,000. Tremendous news!

  70. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The American love affair with abortion is incredibly dark and evil.

    No other place on earth would allow what they do.

    it was mandatory gov policy in china till very recently.

  71. stackja

    Protesters force Scott Morrison to abandon Brisbane press conference
    The Courier-Mail
    18 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been forced to abandon a press conference in Brisbane’s south after it was gatecrashed by protesters.

    The PM was holding a press conference at Mt Gravatt to announce a $33m congestion-busting infrastructure project when it was hijacked by protesters waving ALP placards.

    More to come

  72. stackja

    Amazing video as tourists have close encounter with Cooinda’s resident croc, Blackie
    Jason Walls, NT News
    January 30, 2019 8:27pm

    TOURISTS at Cooinda Lodge got closer than most to one of the Territory’s legendary saltwater crocs when it ventured into the resort’s flooded carpark this week.

    Senior tour guide Dennis Miller introduced the holiday-makers to resident saltie, Blackie, from the safety of his tour bus.

  73. struth

    The SMH has tried to inform its readers how Venezuela came to the brink of economic and political collapse without explaining the role of socialism.

    Most people think that it is evil capitalists stealing the people’s money that has caused the troubles in Venezuela. Down with capitalism, stop evil profits!!

    Good Moaning.

    Exactly correct.

    That’s why I find it so frustrating when people say, “put in Labor, we need to teach them a lesson, if they want socialism, they’ll get socialism good and hard”

    Obviously oblivious to the brainwashing the left employs to get to a socialist state in the first place being so effective they can make people believe there are more than two sexes, do they really think socialism will be blamed?

    FMD , with everything Hitler did, while calling himself a socialist and acting exactly like a socialist , it turned out the politics of the free democratic right wing nations that were fighting him, was to blame!!!

    Socialism will never be blamed and there is no coming back, not in the lifetime of your children, and if you have children, reflecting on just how bad it will be for them should get you thinking clearer.

  74. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Then a police spokesman said that when officers first arrived on the scene, nearly 45 minutes after the alleged attack, Smollett was still wearing the rope around his neck:

    what kind of fag name is Jussie?????

  75. Baldrick

    The Democrat Governor of Virginia believes babies born alive can also be killed:

    The very same people that hand-wring and gnash their collective teeth at the thought of the death penalty.
    Go figure.

  76. areff

    are you suggesting serendipity should be criminalised?

    Apologies to those who gained that impression. The simple fact is that the ABC happens, inexplicably, to a magnet for coincidence.

    Little Benjie Law is an ABC favourite. Coincidentally boyfriend Scott gets the gig as the ABC’s online lifestyle editor.

    Two young women do a rap number about the privilege bridge and how white XYers have it so easy.

    One of those young ladies, Pip Rasmussen, just happens to be the daughter of the former and recently retired head of ABC rural radio.

  77. teamv

    Stackja.

    Funny how having to run coal plants at 100%+ output due to the inability for wind and solar to produce the required power and the closure of hazelwood has led to the breakdown of existing coal generation units.

    They keep blaming coal for the issues caused by renewables.

  78. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The 2 men — both white and wearing ski masks — viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”

    I know for a fact that all maga people carry a flagon of bleach in a brown paper bag just for this kind of opportunities

  79. max

    The Racing Integrity unit tried to rub out Danny O’Brien a short time ago. He fought back and won. He has a way with words and made sure his contempt for them made it onto the racing pages.
    I’ll bet they fail to pin anything of consequence on Weir.

  80. thefrollickingmole

    ISIS supporters online have been urging followers to attack Mariah Carey’s upcoming concert Thursday night in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

    Just goes to show theres some good in everybody.

  81. struth

    areff

    #2922084, posted on January 31, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I’d run over both of them with the truck I used to be “privileged” drive and live in 24 hours a day, taking shakers to stay awake in the early days to keep on working, and missing out on any young social life.
    I’d consider it an honour for the absolute disgusting affront to the white men that died so they could be free to abuse them.

    At least get a job, girls, I’m not asking for you to be as privileged as a white Australian male truck driver, and stay away from home for weeks at a time, missing out on family and working 90 plus hours a week, just get a job, you little racist bints.

  82. hzhousewife

    Weir wouldn’t have been training the wrong fillies, would he?

  83. thefrollickingmole

    Storing water which would have flowed out to sea 6 months ago is a crime citizen…

    (or soon will be)

    Photos reveal Queensland cotton farms full of water while Darling River runs dry
    Over the border in NSW, the Barwon and Darling rivers are a series of muddy pools, and fish are dying

    All farmers who divert and store water while the river is flooding are scum and must be crushed…

  84. hzhousewife

    Coffee shop comment this morning as Di Natale was blathering about “ecological disaster” – “It’d be a bloody ecological disaster if the river dried out and there were no bloody fish”.

  85. Roger

    …just get a job, you little racist bints.

    But they have jobs, and we are their employers.

    Pace Gil Scott-Heron, the revolution will be televised…and subsidised too.

  86. areff

    More ABC hiring coincidences:

    Wife of Q&A producer works on Media Watch.

    Wife of Media Watch presenter works on Q&A

    ABC critics always focus on bias, which is obvious but can easily be denied/dismissed as the observer/critic’s subjective appraisal.

    Want to reform the ABC? Go after it its hiring and its nepotism, its administration, right down to things like ‘why does the ABC need to buy original artworks to decorate its offices?’

    That’s the start. After that, who gets the production contracts, who awards them and why are not subject to open tender and competitive bidding? Why do we still not know how much Red Kerry and his production company were paid so that an ex-Labor spinner could chat on air for four hours with his ex-boss?

  87. dover_beach

    “So in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

    This is were the rhetoric of abortion leads. The resuscitation of the child and its possible later murder, now no longer even in utero, is still discussed as if it were still a matter of choice – desire, liberalism is nothing without desire – for the mother and family, to be later ‘discussed’ with a doctor.

    These people are evil.

  88. Arky

    If you want to push back against online stifling of free speech you can go to Subscribestar.
    Where the likes of Sargon of Akkad now post content.
    You can support these dudes financially.
    You can show Patreon and Paypal that you are as mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore!
    You can also subscribe to a certain Model A Ford restorer and make suggestions as to his next video.

  89. Leigh Lowe

    Adler is married to Max Gillies and they have a daughter.

    The daughter lands a nice job at the ABC working for Jonathan Green.

    Jonathan Green’s wife works for Louise Adler.

    And the self-awareness is non-existent.
    I seem to remember ex ABC sports commentator getting into high dungeon over Collingwood president Eddie Maguire commentating Collingwood games on Channel Nein, because “favouritism.”
    Eddie had an extremely poor record at influencing match outcomes from the commentary box.
    Meanwhile, Tim’s daughter Samantha, with a delivery more wooden than a cigar store Indian, beats off a field of hundreds to land a commentary job at the ABC.

  90. Arky

    Errr…
    You can support your local model A restorer and make suggestions here.
    (wrong link above)
    Or if you just want to see the vids without paying, just continue to subscribe to my YouTube page!
    Cheap bastards.

  91. Roger

    And the self-awareness is non-existent.

    What explains the mysterious link between between public broadcasting and sociopathy?

    There’s a PhD in that for any budding Jordan Peterson out there.

  92. calli

    areff
    #2922067, posted on January 31, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I thought there were laws against incest.

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Clementine Ford sensationally resigns from Nine newspapers

    Olivia Caisley
    Reporter
    @livcaisley
    48 minutes ago January 31, 2019

    Clementine Ford has resigned from her position as a columnist at Nine Entertainment citing a caution by her employer after she called Prime Minister Scott Morrison a “f…ing disgrace”.

    The controversial columnist took to Twitter last night to announce her resignation, telling her followers that her employer — which was previously known as Fairfax Media before its takeover by Nine late last year — was “dead.”

    “Also, here’s some tea and I can spill it now that I have resigned from Fairfax: in September, they threatened to fire me because I had called transphobic Scott Morrison a ‘f…ing disgrace’ on Twitter and they said that new policy was we ‘didn’t disrespect the office of the PM’,” she wrote.

    “Anyway, bye Fairf**ked!”, Ford wrote in another tweet before going on to explain that she had reached a point where a “shitty salary with the shitty work conditions” wasn’t enough to justify her continued employment at the company, which publishes The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

    Good. Riddance.

  94. areff

    I thought there were laws against incest.

    ABC’s unofficial motto: if your own family won’t have you, what good are you!

  95. Percy Popinjay

    Are you sure your opt out wasn’t lost in the crash

    Yes, I’ve double checked.

  96. Snoopy

    Wife of Q&A producer works on Media Watch.

    Wife of Media Watch presenter works on Q&A

    Absolutely shocking. The ABC has institutionalised the gender pay gap.

  97. The A.D.

    “Anyway, bye Fairf**ked!”, Ford wrote in another tweet before going on to explain that she had reached a point where a “shitty salary with the shitty work conditions”

    ..
    The mark of the immature. To draw a salary for years then disparage the place on your way out.
    Burn those bridges, young woman.
    It isn’t you. It’s the world that is at fault.

  98. calli

    The ABC is no better than a remote hillbilly enclave. And just as opaque.

    No wonder everything it produces is warped.

  99. Arky

    Yes, I know I am opening myself up to years of a certain festering road kill turtle rat pointing out that my account has zero subscribers.
    Yes I know I said I wasn’t posting on here again.
    Shut up.

  100. calli

    Aarrrgh. Pondering the horrid interconnections at the ABC, I’ve just remembered that horrid X-Files episode, “Home”.

    Yep. A perfect metaphor for our 1.2billion pa at work.

  101. calli

    many…many “horrids”.

  102. calli

    It isn’t you. It’s the world that is at fault.

    Go on Clem! Fight like a girl!

    🤣

  103. Leigh Lowe

    Is there a Japanese word for “touche”?
    For those without Facebooks …
    The link suggests that Yumi Stynes … the one throwing racism allegations at Kerri-Ann Kennelly and getting on her high horse about “change the date” and white australian “genocide” of aborigines … might consider apologising for what her Japanese ancestors did in WW2.

  104. Roger

    File under ‘Lefties and Race’:

    Mark Zuckerberg’s sister runs an online journal that is part of a movement to effectively expunge white men from the field of Classics studies by not publishing them.

    In the name of justice, of course.

  105. Arky

    Sargon explains the Subscribestar situation here:
    Bit whiny, but the “subservient weasels” message from Subscribestar is excellent.


  106. candy

    Independent MP Julia Banks will run against Health Minister Greg Hunt in the election campaigning on climate change and gender equality.

    Campaigning on climate change and gender quality would be terrifically easy, I think. Not the hard work of campaigning on taxation issues, energy cost issues, immigration levels, and indigenous violence.

    That’s the hard stuff. In any case, she’s part of the Turnbull/Photios plan to oust ministers Malcolm Turnbull wants revenge on. A puppet, as they say, like Ms Steggall and Ms Phelps.

  107. dover_beach

    Little Benjie Law is an ABC favourite. Coincidentally boyfriend Scott gets the gig as the ABC’s online lifestyle editor.

    He also managed to land a series at SBS called The Family Law. A paean to cultural diversity and coming-out as gay. It is even offered to schools with specific resources. This is how urban bugmen roll.

  108. dover_beach

    Independent MP Julia Banks will run against Health Minister Greg Hunt in the election campaigning on climate change and gender equality.

    Don’t need filth like this in my electorate. Hunt is bad enough.

  109. Snoopy

    Not the hard work of campaigning on taxation issues, energy cost issues, immigration levels,

    Horses for courses. These issues are awkward for a Greek.

  110. C.L.

    ISIS supporters online have been urging followers to attack Mariah Carey’s upcoming concert Thursday night in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

    Let’s not rush to judgement.

  111. John64

    Julia Banks will run against Health Minister Greg Hunt.

    Another unprincipled leech implementing the Oakeschott Technique. Only has to get 4% of the vote to make it a nice little earner.

    If her preferences directed to the ALP help to get rid of Hunt; well, that’s a bonus but not the main point of the exercise.

  112. Arky

    I predict that new online platforms that dedicate themselves to the original spirit of openness that characterized the early days of the internet will attract a lot of content from original creators.
    They are likely to spur a whole new culture that recognises much that posters here already know: how institutions turn left over time, how you should not apologise if you have done nothing wrong. In short, these platforms may be partly immune to the terrible political correctness that infects everything.
    For a time, at least.

  113. Tom

    Welcome home, Arky. PS: love the rat ID. Or is that a meerkat?

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    SAS probe based on ‘pervasive rumours’

    exclusive
    Deborah Cornwall
    Journalist
    @deborahcornwall
    12:00AM January 31, 2019

    A secret military inquiry into ­alleged war crimes by Australian SAS officers in Afghanistan was prompted by “widespread ­rumours” that could not be ignored, confidential correspondence by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force reveals.

    In the same email — sent to the lawyers for Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith in July — the IGADF dismissed complaints that a staffer working for the inquiry was “attempting to contaminate the evidence of witnesses” against Mr Roberts-Smith but did concede there may have been “leaks to the media”.

    These are some of the explosive revelations included in several emails between the IGADF and lawyers for Mr Roberts-Smith in July and August last year, after a series of articles were published in the The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald news­papers in June and August.

    One month later, Mr Roberts-Smith, one of the most highly decorated soldiers in the country, sued for defamation, claiming the stories had destroyed his reputation, casting him as a “callous, inhumane” murderer, a war criminal and domestic violence offender.

    The heavily redacted emails, publicly released yesterday by the Federal Court, reveal the increasingly terse communications between the IGADF and Mr Roberts-Smith’s lawyer, Mark O’Brien.

    Responding to repeated complaints by Mr O’Brien about alleged leaks from the secret inquiry to SMH and Age journalists, the IGADF responded that given the inquiry had been prompted by rumours, it was possible some of the 200 witnesses who had given evidence also had close relationships with the journalists.

    From the Oz. “Widespread rumours”, FFS.

  115. Arky

    Thank you Tom.
    Well, it’s not a filthy armadillo, for sure.

  116. cohenite

    Back in the real world John Fucking Laws has had a couple of callers defending Venezuela and explaining everything that is happening there is because the US is undermining the legitimate government. And so on.

  117. Des Deskperson

    ‘Want to reform the ABC? Go after it its hiring and its nepotism,’

    Without wanting to defend in any way the ABC, nepotism is historically and contemporarily endemic to the Australian MSM.

    Look at Fairfax. Jacqueline Maley is, IIRC, third generation. Jessica Wright is Fairfax lefty’s Tony Wright’s daughter. It’s a reasonable working assumption that Economics Editor Shane Wright is his son.

    Nepotism is, of course, a bit more serious at the ABC, because it is taxpayer funded and taxpayers have a right to expect value for money, which nepotism doesn’t deliver. The ABC’s EA mandates open completion for ABC jobs, but it only applies to the grunts who are actually in an employment relationship with the ABC. It doesn’t apply to the ‘stars’ and it doesn’t apply to ‘contractors’. The system seem pretty easy to manipulate.

  118. Des Deskperson

    ‘competition’ for ABC jobs,

  119. C.L.

    Mackay Aboriginal Health flies Australian flag half-mast, upside down on Australia Day

    This is unlawful and the perpetrators should be charged.

  120. Louis

    I am f*cking thrilled to hear the news about Clemintine Ford.

    I look forward to that troll disappearing into obscurity now she doesn’t have national platform. I’m surprised she hasn’t gone into a doxing binge of the board of Nine news.

  121. Mother Lode

    Also, Clem: eco-tourism. Give that a go.

    I can see the advertising now!

    Don a hazmat suit and the near impassable Axilla Forest, oily, greasy and thick.

    See the full majestic force of nature at ‘The Mouth’. As powers unseen suck in air with such force it brings with it cakes, pies, and even small pets that won’t be missed. And in the next moment as the air is expelled with what seems like a human voice saying “Fuck”, “Fuck”, “Fuck” and “Can’t”.

    Or the notorious ‘Whistling Valley’ (so named due to the whistling sound at the slightest breeze), where only beta-males, plastic appliances and cucumbers have ventured.

    Finally venture down to the Toe Nails. Ancient yellow formations, cracked and sulphurous, impervious even to eons. The ruined daubs of pink and red nail polish only add to the sense of eternity.

    So, will you dare undertake the tour?

  122. calli

    Nepotism is, of course, a bit more serious at the ABC, because it is taxpayer funded and taxpayers have a right to expect value for money, which nepotism doesn’t deliver.

    I would swap “a bit more” for “extremely”.

    Nepotism is only acceptable in private, family companies. Like mine. 😉

    Shareholders have a right to expect the best of the best too, not some Director’s brainless spawn because “family”.

  123. Candy:

    I doubt it’s their home. That kitchen looks very low key for a millionaire like Bill Shorten.

    That kitchen looks like the staffers lunchroom.

  124. Memoryvault

    Just a quick question for Old Timer Cats:

    The Rabz Doctrine –
    All I remember of it is one line “Fire. Them. All.”
    However, I seem to recall there was more.
    Does anybody remember it?
    Or is my memory faulty?

    Again.

  125. Memoryvault

    You’ve got to be kidding Doomlord.
    The Rabz Doctrine?
    In moderation?

    The sooner someone burns this place down and starts again, the better.

  126. Des Deskperson

    ‘I would swap “a bit more” for “extremely”.’

    Calli, I was being ‘sarcarstic’ .

    The ABC seems to be one of the very few budget-funded Commonwealth agencies where patronage and favouritism in staffing decisions isn’t explicitly proscribed in legislation or regulation..

  127. Memoryvault

    Did you lot know that a post with the words “The Ribs Doctrine”, will go straight into moderation?

  128. Memoryvault

    Of course, it’s not “Ribs”.
    It’s spelled slightly different.

  129. Memoryvault

    Of course, it’s not “Ribs”.
    It’s sp*lled slightly different.

  130. Memoryvault

    Of course it’s not “Ribs”.

  131. 132andBush

    The doctrine of Rabz?

  132. 132andBush

    So does “The doctrine of Ribs”

  133. If you need to distract the system with a mobile phone, leave it in the missus handbag when she goes shopping for shoes – it’ll take ASIO about a dozen agents to keep track of the bloody thing.

  134. bespoke

    “Anyway, bye Fairf**ked!”, Ford wrote in another tweet before going on to explain that she had reached a point where a “shitty salary with the shitty work conditions”

    Learn to code err make me a sandwich!

  135. Memoryvault

    You’re kidding?
    Doesn’t your shopping centre have a womens’ shoe shop?
    If not, you’re a lucky man.

  136. areff

    Des, as Calli says, it’s the taxpayer funding that makes it an abuse of trust. Consider:

    The Age and Herald Sun variously hired the kids of each other’s journos. Michael Gordon was Harry’s son, Steve and Corrie Perkin the progeny of Graham Perkin …. I could go on at some length, but you get the idea. All were hired as kids and, quite reasonably, the people who gave them cadetships figured they had been steeped in journalism since infancy. If they didn’t work, well they weren’t going to go anywhere but out (most likely to academia).

    Compare that with the ABC, where the those favoured by genes, heritage and the marital bed are slotted straight into far more senior jobs.

    There’s really no comparison.

  137. Baldrick

    Clementine Ford sensationally resigns from Nine newspapers

    She’s now ensconced herself on Patreon begging for donations.
    Hello there,
    Are you regularly accused of being a misandrist? Do you bathe in a pool of male tears each night before bed? Is your bank account full to bursting with all the fucks you don’t give about whether or not your feminist views are threatening the men in your life?
    Welcome, friend!

  138. Memoryvault

    Sorry, Winston, I didn’t read your post correctly.
    You are 100% right, of course.
    Shoe shops have that effect.

  139. Memoryvault

    Now back to “Ribs”.
    I need to know.

  140. Mother Lode

    “Anyway, bye Fairf**ked!”, Ford wrote in another tweet before going on to explain that she had reached a point where a “shitty salary with the shitty work conditions”

    Tweets like that she is sure to be snapped up by some organisation or other.

    She could try Buzzfeed.

    Expect to see her panhandling in front of McDonalds soon with a cardboard and crayon sign around her neck reading ‘WiLL FUKCINg SWAER At FUCkING MEn for FFOD”

  141. EvilElvis

    just get a job, you little racist bints.

    She’s hotter than Yumi though.

  142. EvilElvis

    Damn, cross eyed Asian girls! Why was I born in this cesspit and not some Vietnamese slum?…

    Do they work for you, Stimpy?

  143. thefrollickingmole

    Rabz doctrine

  144. stackja

    Eastern Sydney suburbs including Bondi, blackout. Point Piper protected?

  145. DrBeauGan

    Ribs? You can’t mean Rabz, surely?

  146. DrBeauGan

    Ribs? You can’t mean Rab z surely?

    Gosh, you can.

  147. calli

    Yes, PeterVault. His name has been shelved even though it appears in the Liberty Quotes.

    I think I know why, and I’m sure it was agreed. I hope so anyway. The late and ungreat fried troll tried very hard to draw attention to his new handle at every opportunity.

    I’ll leave it to your sleuthing abilities to work out who he is. Bless his preposterously sartorial little cotton socks. 🙂

  148. Mother Lode

    Latest Development in the Smollet Racist-Homophobe-Lynching-Fluid-Dousing-Palooza!

    From ABC (US)

    Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. A dozen detectives are working on the case and have reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance video, police have said.

    The video shows two people walking in the general area of where Smollett was and does not show the attack. Chicago police said they would like to question the two people in for questioning.

  149. Memoryvault

    Your “z” seems to have fallen off, Dr BeauGan.
    But I guess whatever works.
    Thanks.

    Now back to the original question.
    Surely somebody knows.

  150. Mother Lode

    I doubt it’s their home. That kitchen looks very low key for a millionaire like Bill Shorten.

    It is probably the kitchen for this kids cubby house.

  151. Arky

    ungreat fried troll

    ..
    If Calli invites you for dinner, decline politely.

  152. herodotus

    Breaking – 45,000 homes and businesses in Sydney’s eastern suburbs are reported to be blacked out.
    Motive unknown.

  153. cohenite

    Bondi, Bondi Junction, Randwick, Woollahra etc all without power. Suck on that you inner city, greenie loving, alarmist shitheads.

  154. thefrollickingmole

    You are righ, Ribs doesnt make it past the spamminator.

    The ABC has taken over.

    Speaking of disgusting maggotts crawling in a bed of lepers sores this piece is a fantastic bit of bullshit on renew-balls and the blackouts, a masterpiece of “the dog that didnt bark in the night” reporting.

    What happened to our electricity system in the heat? Coal and gas plants failed
    Nicky Ison

    Heres the reasons for the failure.
    1. It was hot
    2. Coal and gas plants failed
    3. There were blackouts

    We need to get serious about demand response. Demand response is when households and industry are paid not to use electricity for some nonessential operations for a period of time.
    ….
    Renewables (hydro, solar and wind) account for about 20% of generation in the National Electricity Market, higher in South Australia. Over the two-day period in question, renewables averaged higher than 20% generation and on Friday afternoon, when power was needed most, a combination of hydro, wind and solar provided over one-third of Victoria and South Australia’s power.

    Finally, we also need to have strategies for giving people, particularly vulnerable people, more notice of potential blackouts. If we get serious about demand management there will be better systems in place to provide this notice to people and even incentives and support for folks to go to the movies or a community cool zone.

    Another fucking tax/subsidy hoover strictly educated in our glorious universities.
    Nicky Ison is the founding director of the Community Power Agency and research associate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.

  155. Snoopy

    Chicago police said they would like to question the two people in for questioning.

    Many, many questions.

  156. Memoryvault

    Thanks Calli.
    I think.

    Now I’m more confused than ever.

  157. Des Deskperson

    ‘All were hired as kids and, quite reasonably, the people who gave them cadetships figured they had been steeped in journalism since infancy. ‘

    The people at the ABC who hired the Adler/Gillies moppet would probably provided exactly the same rationale. It’s still nepotism. In both cases, there were people out there who might have done a better job but didn’t get the chance cos entitlement based on heredity.

    Anyway, it’s a digression. As Calli says, commercial media can do what it likes. The ABC is a Commonwealth taxpayer funded organisation. Taxpayer-Funded organisations are normally are rightly required to have processes in place to ensure fairness, equity, transparency and value for money in both staff selection and procurement. Except for lower level employees and administrative supplies and services, the ABC is almost criminally opaque in these areas of responsibility.

  158. Lysander

    Well my application to the WA Attorney-General to be acknowledged as a 70 year old man (because I “feel” like it) has been rejected.

    I asked if I could identify as an old man because I “feel” like it and I would like to claim my super early and get some public transport discounts, ticket discounts etc… the Attorney-General has written back to me saying that they don’t acknowledge how old a person might “feel” as opposed to how gendered a person might “feel.” Surely that’s a little duplicitous?

  159. EvilElvis

    Clammy,
    Whines about how tough and poorly paid life is for freelancers.
    Launches tirade on ex employer on public platform.
    Forgets that platform is public and ‘free’, therefore giving other media outlets her opinions as clickbait for free.
    Makes no money from tirade and burns last and prospective employers.
    Cretin.

  160. thefrollickingmole

    First to the spamminator
    B
    A
    L
    L
    S

    You are righ, Ribs doesnt make it past the spamminator.

    The ABC has taken over.

    Speaking of disgusting maggotts crawling in a bed of lepers sores this piece is a fantastic bit of bullshit on renew-balls and the blackouts, a masterpiece of “the dog that didnt bark in the night” reporting.

    What happened to our electricity system in the heat? Coal and gas plants failed
    Nicky Ison

    Heres the reasons for the failure.
    1. It was hot
    2. Coal and gas plants failed
    3. There were blackouts

    We need to get serious about demand response. Demand response is when households and industry are paid not to use electricity for some nonessential operations for a period of time.
    ….
    Renewables (hydro, solar and wind) account for about 20% of generation in the National Electricity Market, higher in South Australia. Over the two-day period in question, renewables averaged higher than 20% generation and on Friday afternoon, when power was needed most, a combination of hydro, wind and solar provided over one-third of Victoria and South Australia’s power.

    Finally, we also need to have strategies for giving people, particularly vulnerable people, more notice of potential blackouts. If we get serious about demand management there will be better systems in place to provide this notice to people and even incentives and support for folks to go to the movies or a community cool zone.

    Another fucking tax/subsidy hoover strictly educated in our glorious universities.
    Nicky Ison is the founding director of the Community Power Agency and research associate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.

  161. Snoopy

    Bondi, Bondi Junction, Randwick, Woollahra etc all without power. Suck on that you inner city, greenie loving, alarmist shitheads.

    If only there were windmills at Waverly cemetery. The residents wouldn’t be inconvenienced.

  162. calli

    We used to laught about so-and-so “having the negatives”.

    I suspect certain types at the ABC really do have them. They are untouchable.

  163. thefrollickingmole

    First to the spamminator
    B
    A
    L
    L
    S

    You are righ, Ribs doesnt make it past the spamminator.

    The ABC has taken over.

    Speaking of disgusting maggotts crawling in a bed of lepers sores this piece is a fantastic bit of bullshit on renew-b a l l s and the blackouts, a masterpiece of “the dog that didnt bark in the night” reporting.

    What happened to our electricity system in the heat? Coal and gas plants failed
    Nicky Ison

    Heres the reasons for the failure.
    1. It was hot
    2. Coal and gas plants failed
    3. There were blackouts

    We need to get serious about demand response. Demand response is when households and industry are paid not to use electricity for some nonessential operations for a period of time.
    ….
    Renewables (hydro, solar and wind) account for about 20% of generation in the National Electricity Market, higher in South Australia. Over the two-day period in question, renewables averaged higher than 20% generation and on Friday afternoon, when power was needed most, a combination of hydro, wind and solar provided over one-third of Victoria and South Australia’s power.

    Finally, we also need to have strategies for giving people, particularly vulnerable people, more notice of potential blackouts. If we get serious about demand management there will be better systems in place to provide this notice to people and even incentives and support for folks to go to the movies or a community cool zone.

    Another fucking tax/subsidy hoover strictly educated in our glorious universities.
    Nicky Ison is the founding director of the Community Power Agency and research associate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.

  164. John Constantine

    Their clemmy and their yumi production company is pitching their ABC targeted television documentary:

    ‘Two activists in a tinny hating Trump and Abbott’

    Coming soon to a bully pulpit near you.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  165. Atoms for Peace

    Certainly getting our monies worth with breakfast FTA. 60 mins schedule with 15 mins for ads. Of the 45 minutes left, 10 to 15 minutes of climate porn and alarmism. I also love the way the Max Headrooms have all migrated to the descriptor Climate Change rather than CAGW. Chuck in a few stories about miracle cures, new diet fads and back stories, and all done. Rinse and repeat.

  166. John Constantine

    Australia, mass population Ponzi importation has made us so rich we can go to the movies to stay cool when the power goes out.

    Comrades.

  167. steve of kenmore

    Japanese ancestors did in WW2

    And not forgetting the massacres of Taiwanese aboriginals before WW2

  168. areff

    Chicago police said they would like to question the two people in for questioning.

    I see the ABC has also sacked its subs.

  169. Memoryvault

    You know, it’s actually relatively easy to take a coal-fired power station offline for about a week, without actually seriously damaging anything. We used to muse about it back in the old days when I used to comment at Jo Nova’s.

    What do you reckon, Cats?
    Time to dust off the gloves?

  170. C.L.

    Clementine wants to make a living on donations paid exclusively by sociopathic cat ladies.
    That’s her business model.

  171. Snoopy

    Back in the days when all our electricity came from coal and hydro, blackouts only occured when the scumbag, ALP affiliated, power station union called a strike.

  172. calli

    2. Coal and gas plants failed

    Ahahahaha!

    That’s true “investigative journalism” and “academic rigour” right there. Why did they “fail” , Nicky? Did you think to ask?

    And the “more notice of potential blackouts” is weaselhand for power rationing.

    UTS was once a respectable institution.

  173. Baldrick

    Breaking – 45,000 homes and businesses in Sydney’s eastern suburbs are reported to be blacked out.
    Motive unknown.

    Here’s a clue

    The blackout comes after warnings that NSW was facing a potential shortfall in back-up power today after two power stations broke down ahead of the day’s expected hot weather.
    AGL’s Liddell power station, in the Hunter Valley and Origin’s Eraring power station on Lake Macquarie were both suffering broken generators yesterday, taking about 1300 megawatts of supply out of the system.

    … and Ruinables aren’t able to take up the slack.

  174. Snoopy

    Clementine wants to make a living on donations paid exclusively by sociopathic cat ladies.
    That’s her business model.

    Absolutely brilliant! She’ll be rolling in it.

  175. John Constantine

    How blokes can get divorced and be millionaires, bill shorten style.

    Simply marry into a family so wealthy they pay the man to get lost and leave the girl alone.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  176. thefrollickingmole

    An interesting bit on those here who have been following the King Arthur conversations.
    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jan/30/undiscovered-merlin-tale-fragments-found-in-bristol-archives

    An intriguing, previously unknown 13th-century version of a tale featuring Merlin and King Arthur has been discovered in the archives of Bristol central library.

    The seven handwritten fragments of parchment were unearthed bound inside an unrelated volume of the work of a 15th- century French scholar.

    Written in Old French, they tell the story of the Battle of Trèbes, in which Merlin inspires Arthur’s forces with a stirring speech and leads a charge using Sir Kay’s special dragon standard, which breathes real fire.

    The fragments are believed to be a version of the Estoire de Merlin – the story of Merlin – from the Old French sequence of texts known as the Vulgate Cycle or the Lancelot-Grail Cycle.

  177. Dr Faustus

    “Anyway, bye Fairf**ked!”, Ford wrote in another tweet before going on to explain that she had reached a point where a “shitty salary with the shitty work conditions” wasn’t enough to justify her continued employment at the company…

    Now where could Clammy find a job that would encourage her to parade talentless radical-sweary feminism, ritually abuse Liberal policiticans, get paid a non-commercial salary, and enjoy agreeable working conditions?

    Oh,yes…

  178. Confused Old Misfit

    If we get serious about demand management there will be better systems in place to provide this notice to people and even incentives and support for folks to go to the movies or a community cool zone.

    Angels & Ministers of Grace Defend Us!
    Have you ever read such nonsense?
    A bloody continent overflowing with coal, gas and uranium and some over-credentialed cretin gets to regurgitate that sort of calumny in public?
    There is no F’ing excuse for blackouts due to lack of generation capacity!

  179. thefrollickingmole

    Mullers investigation is a farce.
    “Russians ate my homework” style crap.
    Russians leaked Mueller investigation evidence online, prosecutors say
    More than 1,000 files shared confidentially appeared to have been uploaded to a filesharing site, according to court documents

    Evidence gathered by Robert Mueller, the special counsel, was obtained by Russians and leaked online in an attempt to discredit his inquiry into Moscow’s interference in US politics, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

    Mueller’s office said more than 1,000 files that it shared confidentially with attorneys for indicted Russian hackers later appeared to have been uploaded to a filesharing site and promoted by a Twitter account.

    “We’ve got access to the Special Counsel Mueller’s probe database as we hacked Russian server with info from the Russian troll case,” a tweet from the account said. “You can view all the files Mueller had about the IRA and Russian collusion. Enjoy the reading!”

  180. Weir under the hammer and the Pommy CEO of Racing Vic is running Respectful Workplace training.
    I think we all know where this is going.

  181. cohenite

    Breaking – 45,000 homes and businesses in Sydney’s eastern suburbs are reported to be blacked out.
    Motive unknown.

    Here’s a clue …

    The blackout comes after warnings that NSW was facing a potential shortfall in back-up power today after two power stations broke down ahead of the day’s expected hot weather.
    AGL’s Liddell power station, in the Hunter Valley and Origin’s Eraring power station on Lake Macquarie were both suffering broken generators yesterday, taking about 1300 megawatts of supply out of the system.

    The media is advising it was due to a fault in a sub station.

    Here’s the thing. Most coal plants are built with spinning reserve as part of their planned output; if they have 4 turbines 3 are on-line and 1 is left spinning for planned maintenance and breakdowns. But that has stopped with the inroads renewables have made; now for economic reasons all turbines are running so that the coal plant can make up time for when it is not able to sell its output when renewables are running. If there is a breakdown or closure for maintenance now there is no reserve because renewables cannot be relied upon to make up the shortfall.

    I’d like to know why that sub-station failed.

  182. Memoryvault

    If we get serious about demand management there will be better . . .

    Do people even understand what the term “demand management” actually means these days?

  183. John Constantine

    If the interconnector out of queensland went down tomorrow, that would lay bare the near term future of australia after ponygirl dynamites her coal power plants.

    Comrades.

  184. John Constantine

    Demand management as dreamed of by the davos class is a weaponised aerosol strain of bubonic plague.

    Gentically modified to target Nazis.

    Comrades.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    Demand management means the pollies demand the plebs kowtow for Gaia, and the plebs then manage the pollies at the next election.

  186. Memoryvault

    She couldn’t be that stupid, John? Surely?
    QLD must be making a motza out of supplying electrickery south at the moment.
    Still she is a politician, so I guess anything is possible.

    Can you imagine if Sir Joh were still alive up here today? There’d be ten new power stations under construction right now, and he’d be rubbing his hands with glee.

  187. JC

    Haven’t we seen the cat lady donation model before. I can’t recall her name, but she also worked for Fairfax , was booted, went out on her own and finally taken for all her savings by my former carbon slave, Metromick. I think it was him.

    It’s like ground hog day on the left.

  188. Teamv;

    Funny how having to run coal plants at 100%+ output due to the inability for wind and solar to produce the required power and the closure of hazelwood has led to the breakdown of existing coal generation units.

    A catastrophic electrical system breakdown happens as errors build, and safety margins are shaved. It’s a progressive issue like the major blackouts in the US. When the coal power stations in Australia have to run at 110% to keep the system going, then the disaster is just that many steps closer.
    Australia is like a man standing on the edge of a cliff and shuffling forward an inch at a time – “No problem yet.” shuffle. “No problem yet.” shuffle. “No pro…”.

  189. Shy Ted

    Little Benjie Law is an ABC favourite. Coincidentally boyfriend Scott gets the gig as the ABC’s online lifestyle editor. He also managed to land a series at SBS called The Family Law. A paean to cultural diversity and coming-out as gay. Little gay Benji in the series is an alpha male compared to real Benji.

  190. thefrollickingmole

    JC

    Margok Ingston I believe.
    One of Tims old targets.

    Still as capable of incisive and rational commentary as ever..

    Margo Kingston

    Verified account

    @margokingston1
    Follow Follow @margokingston1
    More
    I’m feeling Australians are getting fired up to rid us of this horror Trumpist excuse of a Govt – reasonable right, centre & left uniting, like Yanks did in the mid-terms. Let’s work together for Oz to lead the world again. So much in common, as well as differences.

  191. pete m

    JC was that Margot kingston?

  192. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m feeling Australians are getting fired up to rid us of this horror Trumpist excuse of a Govt – reasonable right, centre & left uniting

    reasonable right: Trots
    centre: Leninists
    left: Stalinists

    Just helping with translation from Kingstonite.

  193. C.L.

    LOL.
    How to get around green lunatics and bring back controlled forest burns?
    Call ’em “cultural.”

    Cultural burning to return to Victoria after 170 years in the hope of revitalising the land.

    Scott Falconer, who accompanied Mr Nelson on the overseas trip, is the assistant chief fire officer with Forest Fire Management Victoria, and said 27 cultural burns are scheduled for the next two years, something he said was a huge achievement.

    Mr Falconer said creating positions for Indigenous people within organisations such as his was the way forward in helping to maintain public land.

    “One of the roles of non-Aboriginal people is to enable and build capability, and then just get out of the way,” he said.

    Pay all the bills, in other words.

    From this ABC report:

    Cultural burning to return … bringing back Indigenous cultural burnings … using cultural burnings … utilise cultural burnings … Cultural burnings connect people to country … cultural burnings help re-connect Indigenous people with their history … we do cultural burnings …

    There are fully restored FJs that spent less time in the workshop than this newly minted slogan.

  194. JC

    Oh yea Margot

    She came up with the theory Boeing had developed an anti gravity machine that was going to be used in the Iraqi war.

    Someone explained to her anti gavity machines are airplanes.

    She was just an idiot though and fell for every ridiculous thing. This current version of her just hates men. Far more venomous.

  195. John Constantine

    https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/energy/initiatives/powering-queensland

    Queensland to be fifty percent ruinable electricity by 2030.

    Better build an interconnector to Papua New Guinea.

    Comrades.

  196. candy

    Clementine wants to make a living on donations paid exclusively by sociopathic cat ladies.
    That’s her business model.
    Absolutely brilliant! She’ll be rolling in it.

    I think she’s fine with her dad and partner looking after her. The abusive neo feminism/hate all white chaps stuff is just her past time in lieu of a normal job. She may be quite a mentally fragile person without dad and partner/family to care for her.

  197. Mater

    Do people even understand what the term “demand management” actually means these days?

    Yep. When the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining, you’ll be doing without.

    From the International Energy Agency (IEA):

    “Much of this potential is likely to come from larger consumers as well as water heating and air conditioners, with stronger commercial incentives and capability to respond. Priority should be given to developing demand response among these customers, but studies show that small-volume consumers could provide a cost-effective and material source of demand flexibility. Enabling technologies such as smart meters and automatic control devices will be required to increase demand response. Widespread deployment of smart meters, combined with more innovative markets and flexibility, can accelerate the development of demand response.

    Realising this potential is important for the system flexibility needed to accelerate the deployment of variable renewable generation. Policy makers increasingly recognise the importance of demand response and more effort is being directed to its implementation.”

    It doesn’t take a genius to read between the lines.

  198. cultural burnings

    Guess which culture we’re gunna burn.

  199. cohenite

    Cultural burnings and blackouts; serendipity will save us again.

  200. hzhousewife

    Do people even understand what the term “demand management” actually means these days?

    Yep. When the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining, you’ll be doing without.

    In other words, rationing.

  201. woolfe

    ISIS supporters online have been urging followers to attack Mariah Carey’s upcoming concert Thursday night in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

    Sponsored by Packer?

  202. I don’t know about the other states, but VIK smart meters are mainly unsaleable/reject stock that got dumped here.

  203. Memoryvault

    Better build an interconnector to Papua New Guinea.

    Don’t laugh about it, John.
    PNG is building power stations – mostly coal, gas and hydroelectric – hand over fist.
    Presumably all financed by loans from or through Oz that will probably never be repaid.

  204. C.L.

    Mueller’s office said more than 1,000 files that it shared confidentially with attorneys for indicted Russian hackers later appeared to have been uploaded to a filesharing site and promoted by a Twitter account.

    That would be Mueller’s phony ‘indictments’ of 13 Russian trolls who can never be brought to trial in the US. Despite beliebing Russia is a menace out to undermine US law and order, Mueller exposed his office to full discovery rights for Vladimir Putin, handed over the documents and is now shocked – shocked! – that Moscow couldn’t give a shit about their confidentiality. Not that it matters anyway, of course, because these are stunt indictments. So now he’s trying to salvage something out of this debacle by suggesting it’s PROOF of Wussia’s campaign.

  205. calli

    In other words, rationing.

    Back to the old, despised, patriarchal, pre-grid 50’s then.

  206. C.L.

    Photographs emerge of Smollett perps!

  207. Arky

    Thank you to my first paid subscriber on Subscibestar.
    In your face Armadillo.
    Am I beating Clem?

  208. Mater

    In other words, rationing.

    Close. Rationing is at least predictable.
    Under Demand Response, your allocation will only be as predictable as the weather.

  209. EvilElvis

    Am I beating Clem?

    We can only hope, Arky. Viciously.

  210. Memoryvault

    I just had a horrible thought. Our state governments still make money, one way another, from the sale of filthy, coal fired electrickery. If it is eventually substantially replaced by wind, no matter how poorly, those governments will lose a lot of income. What happens then? A wind tax?

    The mind boggles.

  211. Memoryvault

    Time to medicate my patient.

  212. stackja

    As I remember Sydney was divided into zones during a winter for load shedding. Neville Wran said people were using too much electricity for heating.

  213. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is there an app for popcorn?

    Chaos Erupts Inside Facebook HQ As Employees Blocked From Opening Apps On Their iPhones

    It has been a tumultuous day for Facebook and its investors after Apple revoked the company’s iOS enterprise developer certificates due to damning revelations about Facebook bribing teens into supplying the company with reams of personal data, which it is believed to have used to improve its ad microtargeting and keep tabs on its rivals. This news, and the slight hit to FB stock that followed, was soon followed by a solid earnings report, which sent FB shares higher in after-hours trading.

    But employees at Facebook’s office may have been distracted from all of the goings-on on Wednesday. Why? Because Apple’s ban reportedly unleashed chaos inside FB HQ as employees suddenly found it impossible to open the company’s internal apps on their iPhones, according to Business Insider.

    “Facebook’s thousands of employees are reportedly unable to use the company’s internal iOS apps after it was caught running a data-gathering research app that violated Apple’s developer policies.

    Apple said on Wednesday that it had revoked Facebook’s certificates giving it access to a special enterprise program that companies can use to distribute internal apps and tools outside the public App Store.”

    May the best social justice worrier win!

  214. Arky, you need to post something for us to answer to.
    But first, ‘ow much for the leetle girlie?

  215. Tom

    Road test for Gillette refugees (like me): in the absence of an artisan masterpiece hand-carved by a hippie in Margaret River, “Alpha” triple-blade disposable razors – made in the USA, assembled in Mexico and packed in China. Price: $4.50 for eight at Woolworths, compared with around $6 for six Gillette triple blades. So sharp I cut myself, so no complaints there.

    Well done, Gillette soyboys. Without your dumb, hateful, misandrist ad, I would never have changed brands. My new product choice beats yours hands down on value for money. As IT says, go fuck yourselves.

  216. thefrollickingmole

    Heres a view into the brain of the wanna be Commisar class of perverts infesting the legal system.
    Fortunately in the UK.

    Arguement is on crime and punishment and is responding to a “non violent shouldt go to jail”
    post.
    Tintenfische Melmouth 11h ago

    Depends on the crime. If you defraud the state for example, stealing from us all, you harm the very fabric of society. Under such circumstances violence or no, you should be locked up for a long time.

    Murder only harms one person once (immidiate family acknowledged), fiddling your taxes harms us all.

  217. struth

    I remember a few years ago reading people’s comments here saying we had reached peak stupid.

    Well, not be ‘arf as it turns out.

    We are in an insane asylum
    We have insulated types and females farting out pure insanity.

    As we deteriorate, I must make sure the cat ladies know that I don’t mean you when I speak about women (only sometimes)
    But In fighting collectivism and generalisation it must be said that the feminine world we are heading toward seems absolutely self destructive and insane.

    It is quite sick.

    Stimpy thinks he is mentally ill, really it’s not evident with what surrounds us, mate YOU ARE TOTALLY NORMAL, INTELLIGENT and as sane as Klinger from MASH.

    My question to the fine cat Ladies who understand who they are and their civilisation, do you find the hysterics of the feminist mind so disturbing as to hope western men get them back in line, or how do you think this will or should play out?

  218. struth

    I’m interested in how your subscribestar works out for you Arky.

  219. Infidel Tiger

    Jesse Kelly

    Verified account

    @JesseKellyDC

    If a governor from either party was caught on camera endorsing the execution of a newborn puppy, as long as there was a veterinarian’s consent, he would be forced to resign within 24 hours.

    Our national priorities are broken.

    He’s exactly right.

  220. struth

    Triples are too much, do they have doubles, Tom?

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    Road test for Gillette refugees (like me)

    Yes, me too. Last week I bought not-Gillette for the first time in a decade or two. Haven’t tried them yet but if they don’t work there were other brands on the shelf.

    Congratulations Gillette on the triple-bladed faceplant with pike.

  222. Infidel Tiger

    Katie Pavlich

    Verified account

    @KatiePavlich
    8h8 hours ago
    More Katie Pavlich Retweeted Townhall.com
    In Virginia it is illegal to leave a dog or cat in a car that is too hot or cold and yet, the Governor thinks leaving a baby who survived an abortion on the table to die without medical care is just fine. Sick.

  223. Just had a quick look through the razor pile, which I add to when I see something for special, only one pack of three 5 bladers.
    Use them first, I’m not stupidly throwing them out.
    Only buy non gillette in the future.
    Up theirs!

  224. Snoopy

    Magrok did okay. When her website folded due to an inability to control expenses incurred by boldening she got a job courtesy of her, er, girlfriend who was/is an academic at Macquarie University.

  225. Infidel Tiger

    Man up and shave with these you poofters:

    https://charcoalgoods.com/

  226. Snoopy

    I have been using Aldi replaceable blades for years. I have never found a disposable razor which wasn’t crap.

  227. Snoopy

    So sharp I cut myself, so no complaints there.

    That’s what disposables do. They’re all shit.

  228. thefrollickingmole

    On the baby sacrificing mongs.

    What if its an otherwise healthy Downs child?
    From a refugee family?
    Whos Musilm?
    Where dad wants kiddie to die but mum doesnt?
    Where mum wants the kid to die but dad doesnt?

    They are retrospectively making Kermit Gosnels crimes standard practice.
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/10-shocking-insider-facts-about-kermit-gosnell

    But even though prosecutors believed that Gosnell had murdered hundreds of babies that were born alive during abortions by stabbing them in the back of the neck with scissors and “snipping” their spinal cords, he was only charged with the murder of seven. Those were Baby Boy A, Baby Boy B, Baby C, Baby D, Baby E, Baby F, and Baby G.

    During the trial, Judge Jeffery P. Minehart dismissed the murder counts related to Baby Boy B, Baby G, and Baby F. This was because there was insufficient evidence that these babies were born alive. A photo of Baby Boy B, who was estimated to be 28 weeks gestation, was included in the Grand Jury Report and tragically represented the grisly reality of the “snippings” that Gosnell used to end the lives of so many innocent children. It is unfortunate that his murder was never considered by the jury.

  229. C.L.

    If a governor from either party was caught on camera endorsing the execution of a newborn puppy, as long as there was a veterinarian’s consent, he would be forced to resign within 24 hours.

    Our national priorities are broken.

    Equally telling was his attempted walk-back.
    Did you think I meant regular babies? LOL, no. I only meant disabled babies..

  230. Infidel Tiger

    I’ll say this though, aborting a child at full term or day 1 makes no moral difference.

    Lefties are finally being honest and i respect the hell out of that.

    They are far more honest than the “safe, legal and rare” crowd that conservatives pretend to be.

  231. Tom

    Struth, I daren’t use anything less than triple blades.

    Snoopy, my ancestors were butchers (and farmers). I used to watch sheep being slaughtered. I hate blunt blades.

  232. stackja

    C.L.
    #2922279, posted on January 31, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    The Nuremberg trial of death doctors comes to mind.

  233. Leo G

    Chuck’s weird sense of Schumer?
    The US Senate minority leader has apparently sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats advising that it was now time for Coats, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and FBI Director Christopher Wray to intervene in the Trump presidency.

  234. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Angry retirees free to vote against Labor, Bowen says
    Retirees who don’t like Labor’s tax policy are free to vote against it, the man who would be treasurer in a Shorten government has warned.

    An unapologetic opposition treasury spokesman, Chris Bowen, said on Wednesday Australia needs the revenue from its tax policy to fund “schools and hospitals”, and says he won’t shirk the fight.

  235. Stimpson J. Cat

    We are in an insane asylum

    Look down at your hands.
    If you aren’t holding a half chewed crayon you are still in the real world.

  236. I just noticed the odds of a Liberal win have come down from 5.5/1 to 4.25/1.
    On beteasy.
    My thoughts that Shorten is going to frighten the shit out of a lot of voters because he can’t control the idiots who bankroll his party, may just be paying off.
    It may end up being a cliffhanger with the Libs coming in with a narrow margin.
    So: $1k on Lib win at 5.5/1, and $1k on 11/1.
    See how she goes…

  237. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just pulled up at a red light, singing Richard Marx Right Here Waiting, hitting all the notes, pitch perfect, a virtual Stimpy symphony and the sane guy in the car next to me just stares open-mouthed in awe.
    Living the dream.

    (It could have been horror, that looks quite similar to awe I apparently. Let’s go with awe. )

  238. Myrddin Seren

    Got this from the Paywallian ( somehow )

    Family rejects senator Lucy Gichuhi’s claims of violence

    A self-published book by Lucy Gichuhi alleging domestic violence and betrayal has shocked her family, with her husband of more than 30 years angrily ­rejecting the claims and her youngest daughter questioning the book’s timing.

    ….in an interview with The Australian, William dismissed its contents as a “litany of spurious lies, allegations and fabrications”. He challenged his wife to press criminal charges but not before she “fronted our daughters, looked them in the eye and told them why she spoke lies about their father (and) why has she dragged innocent people into this”.

    ‘Will-I-Am’ is Mr Gichuhi. Get ready to get slammed by the Clammy Ford Brigades, Will-I-Am, for your patriarchy and misogyny for daring to deny your crime.

    The couple’s youngest daughter Joy, 21, said she had never seen her father be physically abusive. She also questioned the timing of the book.

    “Other than money or political gain I don’t see any other reason why a mother and a wife would tear her family apart ­intentionally,” Joy said.

    Smart girl. Seems like an ‘interesting’ family.

    William said he and his wife were not talking despite living in the same suburban Adelaide house.

    How very Adelaide. And probably about the same situation as fifty percent of other political families. If not more.

    The couple own six ­houses in Australia, as well as plots of land in Kenya.

    Struggle Street.

    Don’t know why the voters would kick Lucy out – she seems to have adapted to the life of an Australian politician perfectly ?

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