Thursday Forum: March 14, 2019

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  1. Elle

    Nick, I am not a victim. Not at all! I despise the victimhood mentality feminazis embrace. I will stand up for, and fight for, Margaret Thatcher type ‘feminists’ and I will fight anti-Semitism. Does that make me a victim? Really?

  2. Old School Conservative

    The current scandal regarding university entrance to US Colleges has echos in Australia.

    One of the fraudulent scams involves paying bribes to medical practitioners to write letters of review for school kids about to do the SAT, claiming they need extra time and individual supervisors.
    The SAT answers are then fixed by the also-bribed supervisor.

    Our kids get similar “special provisions” and the opportunity for bribery is rife.
    I’d like to see an in-depth review of “special provisions” and their effects on kids’ results.

  3. Arky

    Arky, you’re interrupting an important discussion on skin care

    ..
    They were discussing dicks.
    For sure I have one, but I’m no expert.

  4. Arky, you’re interrupting an important discussion on skin care.

    Yes. I need to learn how to care for my aft skin.

  5. Snoopy

    Arky
    #2958558, posted on March 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm
    Be exciting looking for a new woman when you’re 110.

    If you’re rich, that’s not a bug, that’s a feature.

    [Apologies, Sinc]

  6. bespoke

    SA Guv is advertising that it’s no longer charging payroll tax on small business.

  7. Old School Conservative

    On my phone half watching PM Live

    If the half you ignore is Nicholas Reece, you missed the snivelling weasel’s hysterical contribution to uninformed debate.

  8. Cassie of Sydney

    Lizzie, you are utterly gorgeous. I use Nivea too…but I also just love buying expensive creams…I know…it’s silly….but I feel good when I do it.

  9. cohenite

    “A lot of teachers and polit­icians claim to say you have to stay in school to get a future, and stay in school to get a good job, but we won’t have that future … if climate change keeps on getting worse and worse,” Hermione, 12, told The Australian.

    Hermione

    A Sue, Jane or Betty would not be involved in this insufferably arrogant bullshit.

  10. Snoopy

    Coconut cream is the best.

  11. Snoopy

    A Sue, Jane or Betty would not be involved in this insufferably arrogant bullshit.

    True

  12. MatrixTransform

    nothing but the creme de la creme for the ladies of The Cat

  13. Cassie of Sydney

    “Snoopy
    #2958587, posted on March 14, 2019 at 10:12 pm
    Coconut cream is the best.”

    Coconut cream….good for Asian cooking….not for the face or body.

  14. Arky

    Be exciting looking for a new woman when you’re 110.

    If you’re rich, that’s not a bug, that’s a feature.

    ..
    No. I’m going to rely on my good looks to find a rich 20 y.o. bint.

  15. Msdolittle

    Bugatti don’t have bluetooth.

  16. Old School Conservative

    Nivea…Coconut Cream…..leads to…..
    A Tennessee man was sentenced to nine days in jail after he was caught on camera dipping his testicles into a customer’s salsa while in a vehicle with his friend who worked as a delivery driver.
    Thanks for the laffs, Breitbart.

  17. Snoopy

    Coconut cream….good for Asian cooking….not for the face or body.

    It is when I’m smoothing it on.

  18. None

    what happens if you die at 60 Arky? Can wifey 1 get a refund?

  19. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Crikey. Long service medals for years served on the Cat. What a horrible thought, bespoke. The only value in longevity here is as it is elsewhere. You know where the bodies are buried. 🙂

  20. Zyconoclast

    What the hell is Trump’s kid dating?
    In a few years it’ll be his Stormy Daniels moment.

    At least she is not Megan Markle.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    I agree Eyrie.
    Many pilots have only ever done gentle incipient spin training.
    I vividly remember the first time I did a real spin (deliberately induced) I shit myself … pulling back, back … nothing but blue sky.
    A touch of rudder and … fark! … a windshield full of rotating paddocks and haystacks.
    Panic!!!
    Then the instructor in my ear calmly saying “OK … full opposite rudder … stop the spin … now stick forward… get some airspeed … and gently pull back and fly our way out.”
    After a bit of practice, recovery became second nature and the sudden change of attitude into a spin wasn’t such a big deal.
    It taught me two things.
    1. How to recover an aircraft from unusual attitudes and
    2. Recovery used up altitude so DO NOT get in that situation near the ground.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    Bugatti don’t have bluetooth.

    Neither does the A-model Ford, the Saturn V or the Batmobile.

  23. Cassie of Sydney

    Trump’s kid is dating Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle….she’s a very smart and attractive woman. Good for him.

  24. MsDolittle

    No. I’m going to rely on my good looks to find a rich 20 y.o. bint.

    Sounds expensive – short and long term.

  25. Oh come on

    Via Drudge:

    Beto O’Rourke: I’m Just Born To Do This

    Riding around with Beto O’Rourke as he comes to grips with a presidential run.

    That’s not his name. That’s not his name. That’s not his name. That’s not his naaaaaame.

    His name is Bob.

    We shouldn’t be too hard on “Beto”, though. (Beto Blanco?) Let’s hope this sad Jack Kerouac wannabe is nominated. What Trump’d do to him would be eye-wateringly – but also hilariously – brutal.

  26. Arky

    what happens if you die at 60 Arky?

    ..
    I’m not going to.
    I already told you I’m getting remarried at 110.

  27. mh

    Winston Smith
    #2958323, posted on March 14, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    MH:
    Probably for the same reason he won’t accept “Vaginamite” I suppose.

    What was that reason? And what was the word meaning?

    I may regret this…

  28. Leigh Lowe

    Old School Conservative

    #2958567, posted on March 14, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Westpac ad on just now on the teevee shows a young boy shuffling between his two separated parents

    Saw that.
    “We’ll help you through separation.”
    I laughed.
    Wymminses watching and thinking, “Great. So they will give me a low interest loan so I can just keep the high end lifestyle going.”
    Bloke watching and thinking, “Great. So they will help me move my secret stash account offshore.”

  29. MsDolittle

    Bugatti Veyron is a stylish sports car that is known for its speed and its persona on road. The Bluetooth connectivity present with the infotainment system is …
    Sorry fake motoring news

  30. Steve trickler

    Gee whiz!

    Fascinating guitar skills. It was great to discover Roy Clark a few weeks back. And now this bloke.



  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Westpac ad on just now on the teevee shows a young boy shuffling between his two separated parents

    My local Westpac branch has a sign on the door “acknowledging the traditional owners of the land and the wisdom of the elders.”

  32. ….which would require 5 – 10 minutes of hand flying.

    There’s no substitute for having to work to hold an altitude & heading.

  33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nicholas Reece offers a great opportunity for phone blogging. Due to massive thunder and lightning Attapuss is burrowed into a throw rug on my lap and I can’t move. Hairy just turned off the TV saying he can take no more of it. He’s recovering well now after his health problems of the last two months. The old oirish feistiness is returning. Thanks to Cats for your crisis care.

    Youse are not a bad lot for sharing a foxhole with.

  34. MsDolittle

    “and the wisdom of the elders.”

    My dad said rather than buying my first car I should invest in Pyramid. He went down for 50 big ones and I remain a rev head. Both black holes of course.

  35. Nob

    Steve trickler
    #2958609, posted on March 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm
    Gee whiz!

    Fascinating guitar skills. It was great to discover Roy Clark a few weeks back. And now this bloke.

    If you like them, you’ll love Jerry Reed who had worked with both I suspect.
    Here he is doing it all on fingerstyle nylon string with Glen Campbell and The Voice himself:

    https://youtu.be/h6gPHpl7sjs

  36. John Constantine

    Winx a crushing and dismal failure, done and dusted.

    That is the unluckily named Winx-1 oil exploration well in Alaska that saw junior asx oiler speccies run in anticipation, then plummet. Did sound highly promising, but in this market the reward for drilling risk is no longer attractive odds.

    Junior asx drilling success not well enough paid, and failure crushingly punished, only back em when booming momentum is on your side [ or you feel lucky.]

    Better off backing the actual horse to just get your money back.

  37. Top Ender

    Antipostmodernism, more power to your pen.

    I regularly post in the Oz, and have a rejection about once a fortnight. They have trained me well, sadly.

    It’s a toss-up, at least twice a year, as to whether to cancel the sub or keep going, as I have for 30 years.

  38. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!

  39. Bruce in WA

    Elle = horny

    That is all!

  40. Perhaps Elle could phone out & have a pizza delivered.

  41. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I Bought a pump action bottle of tropical floral scented coconut oil for face and body when we were in Tahiti. It spreads well and seems pretty good as a general moisturizer. Tahitian women swear by its efficacy. Trouble is like all coconut oils it solidifies below 24 degrees so the pump action only works for half the year. The perfume of it is a bit overwhelming too. Reminiscent of something else my mum had and never used, which is why in my early ventures into adolescent romance I was reeking of something called Evening in Paris. Sophisticated, moi?

  42. Overburdened

    I hope the storm doesn’t cause significant damage.
    It is difficult to hear me at the best of times because l am posting my thoughts on a website without audio facility, so if l am ignored then it’s neither here nor there.
    I take my time when typing in deference to any slow readers.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ex-UK soldier facing Bloody Sunday charges

    Associated Press
    41 minutes ago March 14, 2019

    A former British soldier from the Parachute Regiment’s 1st battalion will face prosecution for the killing of 13 Catholic civil rights marchers in Londonderry 47 years ago, Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service says.

    On Sunday, January 30, 1972, British troops opened fire during an unauthorised march in the Bogside, a nationalist area of Londonderry.

    They killed 13 people and wounded 14 others, one of whom died later. The victims were all unarmed Catholics.

    Breaking news, from the Oz.

  44. Ex-UK soldier facing Bloody Sunday charges

    They really don’t want anybody joining up, do they?

  45. Black Ball

    Had an interesting discussion at work today. Pell was the topic of discussion. Old mate asked for my opinion after airing his that Pell could well be innocent. I agreed after digesting all that come to light, 2 trials, discrepancies in testimony, zero evidence. Co worker pipes up and suggests he is guilty as sin. How so both of us asked. Just mumbled something along the lines of Ridsdale etc. Tuned out after that.

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    My dad said rather than buying my first car I should invest in Pyramid. He went down for 50 big ones and I remain a rev head. Both black holes of course.

    We listened to the advice of one of the elders of the Perth financial fraternity. Alan Bond, taking 40% of Bell Resources, was nothing to worry about. The other shareholders will still control 60% of the company. Still a “blue chip” investment…

  47. Black Ball

    And not the greatest fan of The Wolverine either. Much rather Origins Wolverine.

  48. None

    Tuned out after that

    well actually Black Ball you should have just told your work mate that you and your other mate were mass murderers and now your workmate is going to be fingered for a mass murderer too cause and you’ve got the photograph of him standing with you to prove it. You could have then waved your phone around and laughed hysterically and run off.

  49. Old School Conservative

    Google’s G-mail suffers severe outage.
    Days later Facebook has a global outage too.

    Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence. One more and we have enemy action, Mr. Bond.

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They really don’t want anybody joining up, do they?

    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/tony-blairs-ira-amnesty-also-apply-british-soldiers/

    Seems Andy Pandy gave the Oirish Republican Army an amnesty, but the Paras didn’t get such amnesty.

  51. Black Ball

    Indeed would have been a great response None!

  52. None

    I’ve long said Milly Micturition aka Milligan had daddy issues and I just read this absolutely shooted in moting drivel that went on and on about how powerless Tony faced during the sentencing and she knows cos she was there and she was looking at him and then and then just for a moment she was sure that he looked at her out of the corner of his eye oh my god oh my god oh my god. The bint has got some serious issues.

  53. None

    er big phone auto correct fail

  54. None

    I’ve long said Milly Micturition aka Milligan had daddy issues and I just read this absolutely stupid emoting drivel that went on and on about how motionless Pell’s face was during the sentencing and she knows cos she was there and she was looking at him and then and then just for a moment she was sure that he looked at her out of the corner of his eye oh my god oh my god oh my god. The bint has got some serious issues.

  55. Nob

    mumbled something along the lines of Ridsdale etc.

    Yeah, I’m hearing loads of that.
    “shared a house with Ridsdale” they keep saying as if Warrnambool presbytery was like a couple of room-mates in Earls Court all hanging out together and going to the pub.

    “accompanying Ridsdale to court” as if that means support of his crimes.
    Never mind doctrine of forgiveness and Jesus loves a sinner.

    Never heard of Buongiorno.

  56. None

    It is only when you apply the same standards to them that they actually understand the stupidity of what they’re saying Black Ball. Even if they don’t, you could still laugh at them 😉

  57. None

    Between Tony Blair’s amnesty and his advising Macron how to screw Britain over brexit I think there is enough to charge him with treason. What a f****** loser.

  58. Nob

    Steve trickler
    #2958633, posted on March 14, 2019 at 11:07 pm
    Cheers, Nob.

    No worries Steve.

    I still don’t know how to embed videos here.

    Maybe just as well.

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Front page of the Oz, running with details of wannabe Greenies Julian Burnside’s property portfolio. “Do as I say, not do as I do” appears to be his motto.

  60. None

    The only place I use coconut cream is in a curry.

  61. Zyconoclast

    Our kids get similar “special provisions” and the opportunity for bribery is rife.
    I’d like to see an in-depth review of “special provisions” and their effects on kids’ results.

    Or just ditch the special provisions.

  62. Zyconoclast

    Ex-UK soldier facing Bloody Sunday charges

    They really don’t want anybody joining up, do they?

    Your comment is fake news.

    Here is the proof

    UK military chiefs praise transgender troops
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40733701

  63. Top Ender

    School students’ strike: adults organised climate rally

    A school strike tomorrow promoted as a “student-led protest” by thousands of children skipping classes to attend climate change rallies around the nation has been organ­ised by a network of adult activists from climate campaign organisations.

    The primary backer of the planned­ student walkout called School Strike 4 Climate Action is the Australian Youth Climate Coal­ition, a non-profit company registered as a charity with an all-adult board and 68 adult staff.

    The AYCC was set up a decade ago to mobilise young people on climate action by Anna Rose, an adult activist and the wife of former GetUp national director and Greens candidate Simon Sheikh.

    Mr Sheikh was listed in the AYCC’s 2013 constitution as one of its 16 full members, along with Ms Rose, with voting rights to elect the group’s board.

    The adult-controlled AYCC has extensive links to other clim­ate action and anti-Adani groups with large campaign budgets, ­including the Sunrise Project, GetUp and Greenpeace.

    Asked about adult activists helping to organise Friday’s strike while it was billed as student-led, AYCC national director Gemma Borgo-Caratti told The Australian that students taking part were “an inspiration” and the group was proud to support them as they fought for their future.

    “It’s been so powerful to see parents, organisations, unions and people of all ages standing with them,” Ms Borgo-Caratti said. “Either­ you are with these stud­ents or you are standing on the wrong side of history.”

    While Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian have urged students to attend school tomorrow NSW Labor leader Michael Daley backs the student walkout as the “right thing”, just a week before the NSW election.

    Ms Borgo-Caratti said the AYCC, which received donations and grants totalling $2.8 million according to its last submitted financ­ial report, was a “people-powered, people-funded” organ­is­ation. “Our supporters are people of all ages and backgrounds with a shared vision for a clean energy ­future,” she said.

    As well as 68 adult staff, the AYCC says it has 850 volunteers aged 13 to 30.

    The group runs a high school program called Switched on Schools, with student workshops and summits.

    An AYCC spokeswoman said schoolchildren were “determining” the climate protest tomorrow, while confirming staff were “helping to organise and giving support” at the request of students. “Young people are passionate but they may not have really organ­ised a big event before,” she said.

    The contact number for inquiries about the strike by “children aged 5-18” is the AYCC.

    Another key group helping with organisation is the recently formed Climate Leaders, which says it represents under-18s who cannot vote or run for public office.

    Climate Leaders, which endorses­ political candidates such as Warringah independent Zali Steggall who “meet our criteria and prove, in an interview with us, that they have what it takes”, was co-founded by Christina McPhail.

    Ms McPhail, a professional activis­t and the group’s chair­woman, said she had been working “full-time” in recent months on tomorrow’s school strike.

    Other members of the all-adult Climate Leaders board include Django Merope Synge, a national campaigner for GetUp recently involved­ with Ms McPhail in the campaign to oust Tony Abbott at the expected May election, and Chris Cooper, a campaigner for GetUp offshoot group Purpose.

    When students staged a sit-in at Parliament House in Canberra during their November strike, they were addressed by Greenpeace chief executive David Ritter, GetUp environmental justice campaign director Sam Regester and Sunrise executive director John Hepburn.

    Oz

  64. None

    The outspoken co-creator of the Safe Schools program has launched a tirade against the Catholic Church in the wake of Cardinal George Pell’s child abuse conviction, calling for the institution to “come crashing down around his stinking corpse”.

    No kidding. Never saw that coming did we? So remind me again Roz ward why teaching buggery to boys in schools is good but priests buggering boys is bad.

  65. None

    I wrote something about the incestuous aycc connections years ago. it was just bunch of Lefty screwing each other who were all on-board of 50000 fake companies that were just fronts for money laundering. B i want to be careful of you something that was called the Sydney Coalition I think it was that was a real alinsky Affair where they co-opted the Catholic Church along with other activist groups.

  66. mh

    Between Tony Blair’s amnesty and his advising Macron how to screw Britain over brexit I think there is enough to charge him with treason. What a f****** loser.

    Blair has worked for globalist interests for decades.

    He attended Bilderberg meetings from 1993 onwards.

  67. Pedro the Ignorant

    I bought a hydraulic log splitter today.
    Tried it out on a football sized log, worked beautifully.

    Richard Di Natale’s head stuck in this thing would be a work of art.

    That is all.

  68. None

    Oops sorry just looked it up again the other one to watch out for is something called the Sydney Alliance that is been going for a few years now and is about ready to come to fruition. I tried to warn a few people in the Catholic Church not to get involved with them because they will attempt to use whatever moral authority the church has to actually undermine the church. Classic alinsky tactic and in fact they used alinsky training materials to train their activists.

  69. MsDolittle

    I bought a hydraulic log splitter today.

    Fusion right?

  70. Bruce in WA

    Two stories have been given to me about this.

    1. They had previously made love in the dressing rooms.
    2. She was only interested in his gold necklace.

    I sorta like number 1 … but it’s still a fabulous duet!!

  71. cohenite

    Top Ender

    #2958649, posted on March 14, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    School students’ strike: adults organised climate rally

    There’s your enemy.

  72. Ex-UK soldier facing Bloody Sunday charges

    They really don’t want anybody joining up, do they?

    Your comment is fake news.
    Here is the proof
    UK military chiefs praise transgender troops
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40733701

    Well spotted Zyco.
    I dips me lid.
    What I meant: “They really don’t want any fightin’ men joining up, do they?”

  73. None

    Why should boys only have the fun Pedro? I demand gender equality. I think putting who is Milligan’s head in it would be a thing of beauty.

  74. MsDolittle

    AC is apparently a major party in start up mode. Am I wrong to assume major parties would have their preference organised at this stage. V disappointed over here.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40733701

    From zyco’s link

    In response, Rear Admiral Burton of the Royal Navy tweeted: “As a Royal Navy LGBT champion and senior warfighter I am so glad we are not going this way.”

    And Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock tweeted: “So proud of our transgender personnel. They bring diversity to our Royal Navy and I will always support their desire to serve their country.

    Rum, sodomy and tha lash seem to be out of favor, in the Royal Navy.

  76. Bruce in WA

    Big slanging match going on at the moment between, Latham’s ON and SFFP. He’s claiming (totally denied) that SFFP is referencing Labor. That’s BS. Thought the guy was OK for a while, but he’s just another lying arsehole.

  77. Pedro the Ignorant

    Fusion right?

    🙂 🙂

    I saw what you did there Ms Do.

  78. Bruce in WA

    Rum, sodomy and tha lash seem to be out of favor, in the Royal Navy.

    I would have thought at least one of them was very much back in favour …

  79. None

    Oh my god Bruce what was that man wearing???? and that hair???? I can’t stop laughing.

  80. None

    Is Larho on the box Bruce?

  81. Pedro the Ignorant

    I am retiring to my big fat overstuffed leather armchair to watch Lt Kenda, the Homicide Hunter solve a couple of murders.

    Gotta love Foxtel.

    ‘Night Cats.

  82. Bruce in WA

    Not too many songs make me blurry … but …

  83. Bruce in WA

    Oh my god Bruce what was that man wearing???? and that hair???? I can’t stop laughing.

    Really? When were you born? 20010???

  84. Bruce in WA

    “That man” is arguably the single greatest singer/songwriter of the last 50 years, What he’s wearing is a reflection of the times; nothing more.

  85. Bruce in WA

    Is Larho on the box Bruce?

    Larho???????

  86. Bruce in WA

    Fuck this; goodnight all.

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am retiring to my big fat overstuffed leather armchair to watch Lt Kenda, the Homicide Hunter solve a couple of murders

    I’m sitting outside, up in the hills, with a large Tallisker and a good book.

  88. Bruce in WA

    I’m sitting outside, up in the hills, with a large Tallisker and a good book.

    Bastard! Best I have is a mediocre Adelaide cab sav. 😀

  89. Steve trickler

    I am reasonably confident that such detailed imagery of the Moon has never been provided like this is to the general populace. Until now. You’d think it would come from a taxpayer funded space agency. HA!

    Live streamed.

    A repeat from 12 hours ago. Worthy of a few minutes sussing it out. It shits all over my first experience looking at the the moon from a birthday gifted telescope.

    From some blokes in Florida, USA.



  90. Dave in Marybrook

    Hills Tempranillo and My Brilliant Freind by Elena Ferrante.
    It’s overhyped…. a girl’s book.

  91. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Greens candidate Julian Burnside wants end to tax breaks despite $20m property file

    exclusive
    Chip Le Grand
    Victorian Chief Reporter
    @Melbchief
    Christine Lacy
    Margin Call Columnist
    32 minutes ago March 15, 2019

    Julian Burnside, a wealthy barrister who has amassed a $20 million property portfolio including a Victorian mansion, multiple waterfront apartments in Melbourne­ and Sydney and a spectacular clifftop beach retreat, wants to end tax breaks for future investors.

    The property wealth of the Greens’ candidate for Kooyong, some of it hidden within company structures or registered to his wife, sits in gleaming contrast to the policies of his new party, which laments a “rigged’’ housing system that enriches investors while locking first-time buyers out of the market.

    If the Greens’ housing plan comes to fruition in the next parliamen­t, negative gearing will be scrapped for all new property purchases, current property investors will be allowed to negatively gear only one property and the standard 50 per cent tax break on capital gains will be abolished over five years.

    Labor, which will rely on the support of Greens senators if it forms government after the expected May election, has pledged to halve the capital gains discount and limit negative gearing to newly constructed dwellings.

    None of these changes will put a dent in the wealth of Mr Burnside, a $15,000-a-day QC who, despite his preparedness to work pro-bono for refugees and other human rights causes over the past 20 years, has managed to acquire 10 properties.

    His only mortgage, a loan taken out 17 years ago, is on the Hawthorn mansion, his primary residence.

    Mr Burnside declined to say whether he had used negative gearing — deducting losses from rental properties from his taxable income — to amass his property holdings. Asked whether it was hypocritical to deny future invest­ors benefits available to him when he built his extensive portfolio, Mr Burnside said the system needed to change.

    “As Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg has done his level best to prop up a system that benefits people like me more than first-home buyers and I don’t think that’s fair,’’ he told The Australian.

    From the Oz. “I care not for thy plight, Augustus, for I am aboard the chariot.”

  92. Infidel Tiger

    $15,000 per day. Wowee.

    My understanding is that Burnside’s profile far outstrips his actual abilities. If the way he handled James Hird’s case is any guide, he is a complete dud.

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyway, a final large Tallisker and good night, all.

  94. Nob

    What’s going on here?

    Is somebody saying Neil Diamond rooted Shirley Bassey?

    She didn’t pop her cork for every man she saw you know.

  95. Anyway, a final large Tallisker and good night, all.

    It must be working.
    There’s but One “L” in Talisker.

  96. Knuckle Dragger

    Ides of March. On the morrow.

    Beware.

  97. DrBeauGan

    I’ve just done my first solo take off and landing in a fighter jet. Afterwards, I had a groundsman throw rocks at me and the group captain who’d arranged the use of the aircraft. He was about six foot five (the groundsman, not the group captain) but turned out to be a mincing poof and I let him know that if he tried it again he’d get my boot in his fat gut. He caved, as bullies do when you stand up to them. Toxic masculinity has its uses.

    Then I woke up. It still felt good flying a fighter jet though. 😁😎😇

  98. DrBeauGan

    I wasn’t to sure what a reasonable landing speed was. I figured a shade under 200 sounded about right, so I went down until it said that on the meter. Of course, I had no idea whether that was knots, mph, kph, or revs per minute. But it worked. I did a beautiful landing. I expect the air force was glad to get it’s plane back.

    Without a scratch on it, or a fleck of bird poo.

  99. DrBeauGan

    All you blokes rabbiting on about angle of attack must have primed my subconscious. Thank you.

    Where’s Tom?

  100. Tom

    Peter Broelman, who lives in Adelaide, but is a syndicated cartoonist for Australian rural newspapers, never wastes an opportunity to tell his readers how stupid they are for voting for Pauline Hanson.

  101. Tom

    Oh dear. The Boeing 737 MAX has set off Dave Rowe’s TDS.

  102. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks Tom.
    Branco smacks Pochahontas beautifully over the college admission scam.

  103. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. I was worried that the eastern seaboard had been nuked for a while there.

  104. Tintarella di Luna

    Two legs good

    Greens candidate Julian Burnside wants end to tax breaks despite $20m property file
    EXCLUSIVE
    CHIP LE GRAND
    VICTORIAN CHIEF REPORTER
    CHRISTINE LACY
    MARGIN CALL COLUMNIST

    12:00AM MARCH 15, 2019

    Julian Burnside, a wealthy barrister who has amassed a $20 million property portfolio including a Victorian mansion, multiple waterfront apartments in Melbourne­ and Sydney and a spectacular clifftop beach retreat, wants to end tax breaks for future investors.

    The property wealth of the Greens’ candidate for Kooyong, some of it hidden within company structures or registered to his wife, sits in gleaming contrast to the policies of his new party, which laments a “rigged’’ housing system that enriches investors while locking first-time buyers out of the market.

    If the Greens’ housing plan comes to fruition in the next parliamen­t, negative gearing will be scrapped for all new property purchases, current property investors will be allowed to negatively gear only one property and the standard 50 per cent tax break on capital gains will be abolished over five years.

    Labor, which will rely on the support of Greens senators if it forms government after the expected May election, has pledged to halve the capital gains discount and limit negative gearing to newly constructed dwellings.

    None of these changes will put a dent in the wealth of Mr Burnside, a $15,000-a-day QC who, despite his preparedness to work pro-bono for refugees and other human rights causes over the past 20 years, has managed to acquire 10 properties.

    His only mortgage, a loan taken out 17 years ago, is on the Hawthorn mansion, his primary residence.

    Mr Burnside declined to say whether he had used negative gearing — deducting losses from rental properties from his taxable income — to amass his property holdings. Asked whether it was hypocritical to deny future invest­ors benefits available to him when he built his extensive portfolio, Mr Burnside said the system needed to change.

    “As Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg has done his level best to prop up a system that benefits people like me more than first-home buyers and I don’t think that’s fair,’’ he told The Australian.

    “He’s running to back in a system that gives out billions of dollars in tax breaks while saying we can’t afford to raise Newstart or fund a rapid transition to renewable energy.

    “I’m running for the only political party that says we need to end them to make our society fairer for everyone.’’

    His portfolio includes:

    • A brick, Victorian-era home surrounded by a beautifully maintained sculpture garden on a 2744sq m chunk of blue-chip Hawthorn;

    • A second Hawthorn residence held by Tenofour Pty Ltd, a company that lists Mr Burnside and his wife, artist and refugee activist Kate Durham, as directors;

    • A secluded clifftop beach house surrounded by coastal scrub and Southern Ocean views owned by Australian Computer Law Services Pty Ltd, a company that lists Mr Burnside as the sole director;

    • Three luxury apartments within the harbourside Finger Wharf development at Sydney’s Woolloomooloo;

    • Two apartments with uninterrupted views of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay on St Kilda’s Marine Parade, one registered to Ms Durham.

    • Houses in the inner-­Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill and gold rush town of Ballarat.

    The Greens Housing Plan, ­announced in 2017 when housing affordability was at a historically low ebb aims to redistribute property assets from people with two or more investment properties to first-time home buyers.

    Greens leader Richard Di ­Natale yesterday said the money saved from phasing out the tax breaks would be put towards health and education.

    “Having a roof over your head is a basic requirement for life,’’ he said. “Our plan to phase out negative gearing and capital gains tax exemptions for all new property purchases not only puts $51 billion back towards school and hospital funding but will make it easier for the next generation to enter the housing market.’’

    Mr Burnside’s investment portfolio, which will not be affected by any of the proposed changes, has ridden a 30-year ­period of sustained property price growth in Melbourne and Sydney, fuelled in part by negative gearing and capital gains concessions. For much of this time, Mr Burnside was a Liberal-voting commercial lawyer.

    He acted for wealthy clients such as Alan Bond and Rose Porteous and was counsel assisting for the Australian Broadcasting Authority “cash for comment’’ inquiry. He voted for William McMahon against Gough Whitlam in 1972, Malcolm Fraser against Whitlam after the dismissal and John Howard against Paul Keating in 1996.

    Until recently, he was a member of the Melbourne Savage Club, a men’s-only club that counts Robert Menzies among past presidents.

    His politics shifted dramatically when he met and married Ms Durham, his second wife, who, for most of her life, was a staunch Labor voter.

    In 1998, the year they wed, he took up the cudgels for the Maritime Union of Australia in its epic battle against Patrick Stevedores.

    In the wake of the Tampa crisis, he represented Liberty Victoria, on behalf of asylum-seekers, against the Howard government.

    Legal sources said that as his pro-bono work expanded, his commercial briefs dried up.

  105. DrBeauGan

    I liked Dave Brown’s zombie May digging down.

  106. Notafan

    I hope Julian Burnside is throwing some of his own filthy lucre at his Kooyong campaign.

    Who’s he kidding?

    A green with what five houses?

    Two of which are personal use.
    Please excuse my carbon footprint.

  107. Tom

    I was worried that the eastern seaboard had been nuked for a while there.

    No worries, Beaugy. It’s the first round of the Players Championship, so my head this morning is in Ponte Vedre Beach, Florida.

  108. Tom

    A green with what five houses?

    The Filth is the party of the rich aristocracy. And they behave like the ruling class pigs of old.

  109. 2dogs

    The Brexit Delay still needs to be agreed by all other 27 member states of the EU.

    It would be beautiful if Victor Orban nobbles it.

  110. DrBeauGan

    No worries, Beaugy. It’s the first round of the Players Championship, so my head this morning is in Ponte Vedre Beach, Florida.

    Fair enough, Tom. There are a fair number of us who are very grateful to you for taking time to put these toons out at all. It certainly brightens my morning.
    Cheers.

  111. Seco

    I reckon they’re grossly underestimating Burnside’s property values.

  112. Delta A

    SouthAustralia leading the rush to legalise infanticide in Australia. And notice how the senator jumps on the popular Catholic-bashing wagon.

    Abortion law radical: bishop
    LUKE GRIFFITHS

    The most senior Catholic in South Australia has warned that a proposed abortion reform bill will be the most radical in the country and see terminations conducted “well into the ninth month of pregnancy”.

    Bishop Greg O’Kelly said the bill currently before the upper house of the South Australian parliament treated abortion “simply as a medical procedure without moral significance”.

    “There is no need for a medical opinion or a doctor’s involvement and no reason need be given for an abortion. It will be the most radical abortion law in the country,” Bishop O’Kelly said.

    The private member’s bill by Greens MP Tammy Franks seeks to remove the 28-week gestation limit and “two-doctor” rule currently in place for women whose health, or that of their fetus, is at risk.

    Ms Franks said that since she introduced the bill in December she had been accused by members of the public of infanticide, received death and rape threats, and been the subject of anonymous leaflets that label her a “killer”.

    She hit back at Bishop O’Kelly, saying his remarks about her bill “crossed the line”. She said a homily from Bishop O’Kelly in which he said “preborn babies may be terminated up to birth for no medical reason” was untrue, as a raft of laws would continue to apply.

    But Adelaide gynaecologist Elvis Seman said that Ms Franks’s proposed reforms would result in “leaving babies born alive to die”.

    Dr Seman said 84 babies were terminated per week in South Australia. “The proposed bill removes all the provisions that made backyard abortion illegal in 1969,” he said.

    “Abortion can be performed by a non-medical provider, using any method and for any reason (including sex selection for social reasons), at any gestation (up to term), leaving babies born alive to die, and using SA Health funding without the accountability of reporting.”

    Ms Franks said the “supposedly educated” Bishop O’Kelly and Dr Seman had made “extraordinary and irresponsible claims”.

    “I hardly think that right now, of all times, anyone from the Catholic Church should be throwing around such vile and false accusations of child abuse,” she said.

    “I’ve been targeted personally … I’m taking it very seriously and I think they’ve absolutely abrogated their responsibility to act responsibly — it’s more evidence of the church scaremongering.”

    A spokeswoman for Adelaide’s Catholic archdiocese said the communication had not targeted Ms Franks, but rather the implications of her proposed legislation.

    South Australia and NSW are the only jurisdictions where abortion remains a criminal offence.

    ‘The proposed bill removes all the provisions that made backyard abortion illegal in 1969’

    ELVIS SEMAN

    ADELAIDE GYNAECOLOGIST

  113. Tom

    Ms Franks said that since she introduced the bill in December she had been accused by members of the public of infanticide, received death and rape threats, and been the subject of anonymous leaflets that label her a “killer”.

    Truth hurts, doesn’t it, sweetie?

  114. Seco

    The local church have been mentioning this bill each week to their credit.

    What is the thrill about killing near newborns that gets the Left so high? And how is the wimmin’s rights issue argument so persuasive that most people just go with the flow?

    And yet being all climate alarmists too, their main argument for “action to stop climate change” is the world left to our children’s, children’s, children’s children.

  115. Tom

    Wannabe mass murderer Tammy Franks, of the South Australian Filth.

  116. Delta A

    Thanks, Tom. My link failed.

  117. Mater

    A green with what five houses Dashas?

    FIFY

  118. Seco

    If anyone wants to see a woefully unfunny show at the Adelaide Fringe where all the usual Leftist targets (Trump, Trump, Trump, May, Trudeau is the best of a bad bunch, slag the church etc) are hit often and you get a boringly long and serious and oft repeated sermon on the “dangers of climate change” then see this show.

    The pity is the 10 minutes of his hour plus long she he wasn’t sermonising he was actually funny.

  119. Seco

    Sorry, she should be he.

  120. bespoke

    I was being sarcastic about the long service medals, Lizzie. This hierarchal thing on an open forum is just silly. And some take the ‘Cat community’ a little to seriously it gets creepy at times.

  121. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tom
    #2958732, posted on March 15, 2019 at 6:37 am
    Wannabe mass murderer Tammy Franks, of the South Australian Filth.”

    She looks like Myra Hindley’s daughter.

  122. DrBeauGan

    What is the thrill about killing near newborns that gets the Left so high? And how is the wimmin’s rights issue argument so persuasive that most people just go with the flow?

    Good questions, seco. These scum have no moral sense whatsoever, and the general public are gutless. We’ve bred effeminate creeps and are paying the price.

  123. About bloody time.
    One of the more recent atrocities committed under the butcher’s apron.
    It won’t bring back the victims, but it might remind us of the last gasp of British imperialism.

  124. bespoke

    Delta A

    They no longer talk of reducing unwanted pregnancy. Its sickening this death cult.

  125. Seco

    The Australian pro abortion lobby has sniffed the wind in the US, not the public view but the Democratic view where post birth abortion is an end goal. From there what? Up to pre school age?

    In the end they want the right to do what that crazy woman in Cairns did but with less blood and effort.

  126. Delta A

    This hierarchal thing on an open forum is just silly.

    As is the girly sleepover-party talk about penises and beauty secrets. I thought I’d stumbled onto Dolly online last night.

  127. bespoke

    DrBeauGan
    #2958740, posted on March 15, 2019 at 6:50 am
    and the general public are gutless.

    Not always. Most people I talk to think twice after given more information then what’s provided through the MSM.

  128. Up The Workers!

    The A.L.P. is all for diversity.

    They’ve got both kinds of members – rank and vile.

  129. Tom

    So sad you were born after WW2, Numbers. If you’d been born 20 years earlier, you could have fought for imperial Japan.

  130. struth

    Good Moaning.

    I think , in the case of abortion , it is a clear example of exactly what the left seek in regards to power.
    The ultimate control over life and death.

    Why is it that although non political young women may seek abortions, it is always the left pushing for late term abortions that most women aren’t even wanting?

  131. Notafan

    Delta A gunna get in trouble

  132. DrBeauGan

    Not always. Most people I talk to think twice after given more information then what’s provided through the MSM.

    Keep it up, bespoke. I don’t get to talk to people much, and writing what I think makes me unpublishable in the current climate. So I’m an uninfluencer. More power to you if you can do better than me.

  133. Seco

    Just on that “comedian” I saw last night, according to him this is the worst time in history.

    These idiots spouting “Trump is Hitler” seem to forget that the REAL Hitler did in fact exist and Europe was effectively razed to the ground, not once but twice in a half a lifetime. Would he swap now for those great days?

  134. bespoke

    As is the girly sleepover-party talk about penises and beauty secrets. I thought I’d stumbled onto Dolly online last night.

    🙂

  135. Delta A

    Delta A gunna get in trouble

    Shaking in my thigh-high, ultra suede, diamond-encrusted boots I am.

  136. Notafan

    Isis holds a village and they’re still not done.

    A former Al Qaeda affiliate holds an area of three million people and they aren’t done either.

    Take your children to a war zone, they can die, it’s not rocket science.

    same old white helmet propaganda

  137. Mater

    From seco’s link:

    Fringe review: Danny Bhoy – Age of Fools

    According to Danny Bhoy, we are suffering through the worst bunch of world leaders in history – an age of fools. The air in the Royalty Theatre is so thick with laughs by the end of his Fringe performance that he may have proven himself right.

    No arguments so far. Australia would seem to be an appropriate place if you’re ridiculing foolish leaders.

    The topical show is centred around world politics as Scottish comedian Bhoy reflects on how embarrassed and ashamed the people of Earth would be if aliens landed and insisted: “Take me to your leader.”

    Probably because very few would know their names, what they look like or geographically where to find them. More a reflect of the teaching profession than anything else.

    His observations about Donald Trump are almost as funny as his hilarious depictions of the US President, while he describes Britain’s leader, Theresa May, as the sort of person who would open a packet of chips with a pair of scissors.

    As opposed to slapping a bag of Samboys between two hands and watching them go everywhere? Sounds positively edgy.

    The aptly named Age of Fools show moves on to North Korea and ISIS before Bhoy admits that only the Canadians seem to have got it right in the selection of a leader.

    Trudeau might have just punctured his routine climax in the last week or two.
    No matter…he can always ramp up the ISIS shtick…if he dares!

    The passionate defender of the Edinburgh festival has been a regular visitor to Australia for the past 15 years but this could well be one of his funniest shows here to date.

    No wonder he thinks “we are suffering through the worst bunch of world leaders in history”. A genuine witness to the rapid decline.

    His clever political observations are matched by his quick-witted exchanges with the audience and a yobbo Australian accent that is as bruising as it is brilliant.

    Considering his likely audience, that would be ‘like swatting a fly with a Buick’.

    Bhoy’s animated mimics continue on to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spaniards and Italians as he laments the upcoming Brexit and the likelihood of a general election in the UK later this year.

    We’re all lamenting the lack of Brexit at the moment. Unoriginal.

    The 44-year-old stand-up also has a message for climate-change deniers that if they need any proof the planet is warming, Scotland recently planted its first vineyard and produced a wine – even if critics did describe it as “undrinkable”.

    Says more about the Scottish entrepreneur than Climate Change. They should stick to gas and oil.

    The time flies by as the show draws to a close with a side-splitting tale about flying on budget airlines, which seems to strike a chord with a crowd that goes home happy.

    He’s obviously now got some raw new material upon which to draw for this little gem.

  138. Notafan

    Is that like 15 trips to Australia in 15 years you climate warrior you.

    When it comes to Greens we can all sing

    What’s new, hypocrite.

  139. bespoke

    DrBeauGan

    I stay away from the biblical stuff and just ask questions mainly like “why didn’t they decide earlier?” or “is that autistic kid worth less then a normal kid?” and “when does a babies rights come into play?” its not much but it gets people thinking I hope.

  140. Tel

    If you’d been born 20 years earlier, you could have fought for imperial Japan.

    Oh there’s still time for Australia to start prosecuting Vietnam vets. Once those show trials get serious political traction, never know who might be next.

  141. Seco

    ater
    #2958760, posted on March 15, 2019 at 7:18 am
    From seco’s link

    Unfortunately my wife and her friend insist we go to the Fringe, it’s a very Adelaide thing. I might have to start getting involved in the decision making. My mate said to me beforehand that I should like it because it was political, I’m usually pretty vocal about things like “welcome to country” ceremonies and political correctness – clearly not vocal enough.

  142. Seco

    Notafan
    #2958762, posted on March 15, 2019 at 7:22 am
    Is that like 15 trips to Australia in 15 years you climate warrior you.

    When it comes to Greens we can all sing

    What’s new, hypocrite.

    Oh he’s off to NZ next.

  143. DrBeauGan

    I’m naturally inclined to go looking for evidence that I’m wrong. Hell, I’ve even read some of Harken’s posts until their utter vacuity became evident, which took several minutes. But Danny Bhoy is just providing the usual clichés, which aren’t even funny.

    Edgy would be saying Trump is smart and has got some things right. But that would be far too edgy to be tolerated.

  144. Tom

    Just on that “comedian” I saw last night, according to him this is the worst time in history.

    These idiots spouting “Trump is Hitler” seem to forget that the REAL Hitler did in fact exist and Europe was effectively razed to the ground, not once but twice in a half a lifetime.

    As it turns out, the Third Reich was just an amateur trial run for the brainwashing of the entire Western world to believe that democracy is oppression, freedom is tyranny, judicial corruption is justice and the hijacking of science is “climate change”.

  145. feelthebern

    Trumps greatest work was destroying Rubio.
    Rubio one of the biggest boosters for Venezuelan action.
    I wonder why?
    Breaking news below.

    Venezuela: Guaido Proposes Landmark Oil Reforms

    According to a Reuters report released March 12, partially recognized interim President Juan Guaido is preparing new legislation for Venezuela’s oil and gas sector that would allow companies other than the country’s state-owned energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela, to operate oil and gas fields. The proposed reforms, which Guaido’s allies are presenting at an energy conference in Houston this week, are expected to be released for debate in Venezuela’s National Assembly in the coming days. But even if his reforms are passed by the opposition-led National Assembly, they cannot be implemented until after the government of President Nicolas Maduro loses control of the energy sector, over which his loyalists in the military still hold a tight grip.

  146. feelthebern

    Turnbull met with Rubio, not Trump, when he was in the US pre the nomination being sorted.
    Sums it all up really.

  147. Elle

    I just heard an idiot leftist woman comparing taking kids out of school for the easter show and letting kids out of school to march today. It’s wrong to allow kids out of school to ride a roller coaster and look at farm animals, however, it’s more than reasonable to let them out to protest an issue that is destroying our world, she said.
    OMFG!!

    The easter show can be quite educational. Well worth an excursion. The protest today pure brainwashing propaganda.

  148. DrBeauGan

    bespoke
    #2958763, posted on March 15, 2019 at 7:22 am
    DrBeauGan

    I stay away from the biblical stuff and just ask questions mainly like “why didn’t they decide earlier?” or “is that autistic kid worth less then a normal kid?” and “when does a babies rights come into play?” its not much but it gets people thinking I hope.

    Socrates had some success using the same method, bespoke. So you’re smack in the middle of the Western intellectual there.

  149. Farmer Gez

    Imagine the bullying occurring in schools by the climate action automatons against kids who say no.
    Diversity is only for the faithful.

  150. calli

    Disclosure: I use Aldi face cream.

    Yes. I am a tightwad.

  151. DrBeauGan

    Western intellectual tradition.

  152. calli

    Why allow the littlies to have fun at the Show when they can be severely educated in the Ways of the Perpetually Enraged?

    It’s a no-brainer.

  153. Elle

    Disclosure: I use Aldi face cream.

    Yes. I am a tightwad.

    🤣
    You are hoot, calli.
    I thought Nivea was the cheaper option lol

  154. DrBeauGan

    Imagine the bullying occurring in schools by the climate action automatons against kids who say no.

    I hope so. We need some morally tough kids, and learning how to deal with a mob of bullies is very educational.

  155. Tintarella di Luna

    Vis a vis Julian Burnside’s properties FIVE of them – is he housing asylumseekers in them?

  156. Seco

    You’d think the school system would take advantage of Show Day by getting in PETA to do a presentation beforehand.

  157. Tintarella di Luna

    Economics question? If Shorten puts up the minimum wage does that mean di Natale has to payhis ua pairs more?

  158. areff

    Curious stuff going on at The Oz. Rebecca Weisser, a lovely woman and gifted writer, was doing Cut & Paste until diagnosed with a brain tumour and, understandably, had to take time off work. When she returned, tumour removed and prospects excellent, the word came down that she needn’t pull out her chair because she had been permanently replaced.

    Today, Cut & Paste devotes itself almost in entirety to broadcasting the Greenpeace line that Patrick Moore was NOT a founder, even though the organisation once listed him as such.

    This is Alinsky in action. He joined Greenpeace within 12 months of its start, stayed there for 15 years and was a nob in the organisation. So the strategy is to dispute one aspect — “founder” — and thereby scrub his entire credentials as an original eco-activist with the organisation, invalidating his conversion to Lomborg-syle environmentalism. The headline even brands him “fake”

    Rupert is 87 and, actuarially, not long for this world. He won’t be cold before the junior J-school twerps, represented by the new steward of Cut & Paste, turn News into a latter day Fairfax.

    Murdoch should set up a Guardian-sty;le trust fund to underwrite the Oz as an enduring voice of independent, sane, fact-based news and commentary. It won’t long survive him otherwise.

  159. feelthebern

    Here’s a prediction.
    The student protests today will be lacking a high Asian content.
    Those kids know that while fat, lazy Aussies are skiving off school for the day, it’s yet another opportunity for them to get further ahead.

  160. Notafan

    Tints it is ten in total and yes $20 million seems like a significant underestimate.

    He did have a refugee staying at one, for a little while.

  161. 1735099

    All this talk about brainwashing kids is total and complete nonsense.
    After nearly 50 years in and around schools, the only brainwashing I’ve actually observed is the conscription and appropriation of the ANZAC myth.
    One example – “All National Servicemen who fought in Vietnam were volunteers”.

    That lie graced the website of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee for at least 10 years until it was removed last year.

  162. min

    Danny Bhoy is one of the funniest and clever comedians ,pity then if he has gone all greeny. However re the Scottish wine I would have called out and reminded him the Romans grew vines in Scotland during the Roman Warming Period . But as a relatively newcomer to Scotland ( Indian) he might not know about previous invaders.

  163. DrBeauGan

    Murdoch should set up a Guardian-sty;le trust fund to underwrite the Oz as an enduring voice of independent, sane, fact-based news and commentary. It won’t long survive him otherwise.

    The idea is attractive, areff, but I fear it will fail in the implementation. Sane, fact-based news is counter to the zeitgeist. How do you ensure that you will have sane adults to make it work?

  164. Johno

    JC,
    Are you lurking? You mentioned some time ago that you had found a nasal spray that actually worked.
    I can’t remember the name.

  165. DrBeauGan

    1735099
    #2958800, posted on March 15, 2019 at 8:11 am
    All this talk about brainwashing kids is total and complete nonsense.
    After nearly 50 years in and around schools, the only brainwashing I’ve actually observed is the conscription and appropriation of the ANZAC myth.
    One example – “All National Servicemen who fought in Vietnam were volunteers”.

    That lie graced the website of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee for at least 10 years until it was removed last year.

    You promised to give up this theme, numbers.

  166. areff

    How do you ensure that you will have sane adults to make it work?

    A board of sound, rock-ribbed sorts that appoints its replacements.

  167. One ScoMo doesn’t make a Spring

    I was in country Vic for most of this week. Limited TV channel selection and watched SBS show ‘Australia in Colour’ a lovely nostalgic piece. What a wonderful country .. except for all those racist Whities.

    Just think how much better Australia would be without Whitie and his mob.

    The show could not go > 2 minutes without referring to racism of whites. Not sure how long it went for but I see there are several episodes.

    SBS $300million p.a. FFS!

  168. DrBeauGan

    A board of sound, rock-ribbed sorts that appoints its replacements.

    It might work for a while. But there seems to be a severe shortage of the rock-ribbed around in journalism. You and Tom are the only ones I know.

  169. struth

    All this talk about brainwashing kids is total and complete nonsense.

    You’re a liar, SNIFFY Mc SHITDRIBBLA

    We get that.

    You come on here dribbling shit, unable to stand by or defend any of your comments, deflecting any questions in the too hard basket, and continuing on your deluded way.

    What good are you?

    Doesn’t it make you feel thoroughly useless?

  170. Baldrick

    Numbers mentioned Vietnam. Skol!

  171. Johno

    Sniffy went to vietnam. Who knew?

  172. stackja

    Former Vic Greens MP quits ‘toxic’ party
    Kaitlyn Offer, Australian Associated Press
    March 14, 2019 7:56pm

    A former Victorian upper house MP has resigned from the Greens, saying the party has become too toxic and riddled by megalomania.

    Samantha Dunn says “The Greens are distracted by populism, self interest, power, ego, narcissism, megalomania, appealing to narrowcast demographics and virtue signalling while exercising that old war strategy of divide and conquer.”

    Ms Dunn, who represented Eastern Metropolitan Region from 2014 until last November, posted the savage critique on Facebook on Thursday as she announced her resignation because she could no longer accept the culture in the Greens.

  173. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution which would OPEN BORDERS while increasing Crime, Drugs, and Trafficking in our Country. I thank all of the Strong Republicans who voted to support Border Security and our desperately needed WALL!

    Well done, Mr President.

    This is the scum:

    The other Republicans who voted to oppose the declaration were Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; and Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

  174. mh

    The other piece of shit was Mitt Romney.

  175. DrBeauGan

    The other Republicans who voted to oppose the declaration were Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; and Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

    We can only suppose they were anxious to keep their gardeners and maids.

  176. Tom

    Laughed out loud, Baldrick.

  177. Baldrick

    Today’s adult organised Student Socialist Youth League March are demanding three things:
    1. Stop the Adani coal mine
    (keep brown people in India poor)

    2. No new coal or gas, and
    (kill Australian export and mining industries)

    3. 100 per cent renewables by 2030.
    (ruin our economy in 11 years).

  178. Percy Popinjay

    Barrasite Julius Sideburn QC AO

    “Pretentious pompous hypocrite – moi?”

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    Be afraid.

    Beto O’Rourke on Green New Deal: “Literally, The Future Of The World Depends On Us”

    Last time a religion decided to save the world over the dead bodies of its enemies was in 623 AD.

  180. Black Ball

    The easter show can be quite educational. Well worth an excursion. The protest today pure brainwashing propaganda.

    Elle I posted an excerpt of an article linked here last night about this climate March today to an old friend who is now vice principal of her school. Guess where she is at the present time? At a climate convention. Almost spat my coffee out this morning when she told me.

  181. Percy Popinjay

    Meanwhile, somewhere in a Queensland Dinosaur Park:

    Hey wench, lie back and think of the scene in Austin Powers where Fat Bastard gets it on with Felicity Shagwell.”

  182. struth

    it’s always 2030.
    The students came up with that year all by themselves.
    Of course there is no mega brainwashing going on with the education department thoroughly and utterly in the UN’s agenda 2030 and not only do all subjects like maths “If you have two indigenous people and you introduce one white man, how long until the world ends with climate catastrophe?” they allow outside Soros funded groups at the kids as well.
    They are literally being bombarded.

    Yet, think about this.
    SNIFFY Mc STROKER thinks he can just say “it’s not happening” never once realising that when I went to school it was already happening and we all have kids that tell us what’s going on in the schools.

    The lies are coming thick and fast now.

  183. Percy Popinjay

    Blah! Forgot the link.

    Meanwhile, somewhere in a Queensland Dinosaur Park:

    Hey wench, lie back and think of the scene in Austin Powers where Fat Bastard gets it on with Felicity Shagwell.”

  184. calli

    Pretentious pompous hypocrite – moi?”

    Which one?

  185. lotocoti

    There’s no way that Komsomolet just on 2GB has been brainwashed./sarc

  186. calli

    What happened to 2020?

    All that waste of butcher’s paper and crayons.

    Comedy rich good times.

  187. DrBeauGan

    “Hey wench, lie back and think of the scene in Austin Powers where Fat Bastard gets it on with Felicity Shagwell.”

    I missed that, Percy. Thank God.

  188. Bruce of Newcastle

    After nearly 50 years in and around schools, the only brainwashing I’ve actually observed is the conscription and appropriation of the ANZAC myth.

    Numbers, who has been brainwashing kiddies for 50 years, says all he was doing was educating them.
    Will he be arrested for his crimes in Vietnam do you think?

  189. Percy Popinjay

    I missed that

    One of the most tragic, groundbreaking scenes in cinema history.

    Just make sure you have a bucket on hand.

  190. None

    Here’s a prediction.
    The student protests today will be lacking a high Asian content.
    Those kids know that while fat, lazy Aussies are skiving off school for the day, it’s yet another opportunity for them to get further ahead.

    here’s another it will be 90% female because sadly us females are idiotic.

  191. None

    Interesting dream beaugan. What is it that they say when you fly in your dreams?

  192. None

    The Australian has already determined its own post Murdoch future in that it publishes a Chinese version.

  193. Eyrie

    ” trust fund to underwrite the Oz as an enduring voice of independent, sane, fact-based news and commentary.”
    What is this Oz newspaper of which you speak? I’ve never seen it.

  194. DrBeauGan

    Interesting dream beaugan. What is it that they say when you fly in your dreams?

    I dunno. Tell me.

    Most of my dream flying is done without an aeroplane.

  195. mh

    “A lot of teachers and polit­icians claim to say you have to stay in school to get a future, and stay in school to get a good job, but we won’t have that future … if climate change keeps on getting worse and worse,” Hermione, 12, told The Australian.

    I wonder if young Hermione is willing to ride her bike/walk to school rather than get dropped off by Mummy in the 4WD?

  196. Tom

    here’s another it will be 90% female because sadly us females are idiotic.

    Not idiotic, but calculated. When feminazis signed up as the leftist cause du jour, they thought they would get to be the ladies auxiliary for the Marxist revolution.

    But all they had to do was make the male leadership retreat into their inner Nancy Boy betamale and they were running the whole show.

    #TheFutureIsScreechingHarpies.

  197. duncanm

    Tammy Franks is more upset about culling kangaroos and wallabies than she is about killing babies. Who does she remind you of?

    And why on earth do we elect such dangerous and deluded dills? She can’t even lodge a tax return.

  198. Baldrick

    “A lot of teachers and polit­icians claim to say you have to stay in school to get a future, and stay in school to get a good job, but we won’t have that future … if climate change keeps on getting worse and worse,” Hermione, 12, told The Australian.

    Excellent. Let’s start by turning off your classroom air-conditioning.

  199. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Areff, I fear that, like The Guardian, your Oz Trust paper shall be parading around in its skinsuit in far too short a time span.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “A lot of teachers and polit­icians claim to say you have to stay in school to get a future, and stay in school to get a good job, but we won’t have that future … if climate change keeps on getting worse and worse,” Hermione, 12, told The Australian.

    No “schoolies” in Bali?

  201. Beertruk

    DrBeauGan
    #2958695, posted on March 15, 2019 at 4:38 am

    (the groundsman, …)

    You mean the ‘aircraft handler’ or ‘fondler’ as they are called because they ‘fondle the aircraft.’

  202. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    This hierarchal thing on an open forum is just silly.
    As is the girly sleepover-party talk about penises and beauty secrets. I thought I’d stumbled onto Dolly online last night.

    What hierarchical thing? No-one said anything about that. Bespoke now says he was joking. I said that the only advantage of being a long-term commenter was that you knew where the bodies were buried.

    Penis talk? That’s usually the guys doing it in some sort of competitive jesting. Happens often late nite on the Cat. Best you go to bed, Delta A. (put some face cream on, it stops the cat’s bum lip-pursing look).

    Nivea now dearer than Aldi no-name face grease? Who’da guessed?
    Oh, and welcome to Dolly, Calli. 🙂

  203. DrBeauGan

    “A lot of teachers and polit­icians claim to say you have to stay in school to get a future, and stay in school to get a good job, but we won’t have that future … if climate change keeps on getting worse and worse,” Hermione, 12, told The Australian.

    That’s what this country needs, more well informed, carefully though out advice from 12 year old bimbettes.

  204. Overburdened

    I note that the way has been cleared for the families of victims of a school shooting in America to sue the gun manufacturer.
    I look forward to this precedent being extended to the car or truck maker in the case of clowns using a vehicle as a weapon, and a kitchen knife manufacturer in the case of domestic murder by stabbing.
    This decision imo is representative of the fact that the age of reason is clearly over.
    The British have their own approach to dealing with knife crime.
    There is reported to have been a proposal to register and install gps into knives.
    That should fix things.

  205. KartiyaReality

    Good Mourning Comrades

    What a wonderful day

    16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    https://mashable.com/article/greta-thunberg-nobel-peace-prize/#z2jCZQHWqZqO

    “By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu

    Maybe not that wonderful …..

  206. DrBeauGan

    This decision imo is representative of the fact that the age of reason is clearly over.

    Reason involves thought, which hurts the head. Nature’s way of telling you not to do it.

  207. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Two legs good

    Tinta, that’s a great call re Burnside’s hypocrisy regarding his own property empire.
    He’s OK, so now he’ll just remove the opportunity for anyone else to do likewise.

  208. Nick

    Numbers mentioned Vietnam. Skol!

    We need a Cat drinking game. ‘Hairy’ is another skol trigger.

  209. Beertruk

    feelthebern
    #2958793, posted on March 15, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Funny you should say that FTB, there is a piece in today’s Tele by Joanne Tran, a young lass studying economics in year 12:
    ‘Here’s why I wont strike. Classmates and climate activists calling me to skip school to save the planet should first go study economics.’

    If I could find a way of posting the article on here, I would.

  210. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He’s OK, so now he’ll just remove the opportunity for anyone else to do likewise.

    Pull up the ladder, Jack, I’m all right.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    The year 2030 scares me too.
    Hermione may have children of her own.

  212. hzhousewife

    16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    So exciting ! That will truly really make a difference. ( do I have to put /sarc, truly really)

  213. Overburdened

    Meanwhile it would not be a surprise to see clivepalmer’s political peccadillo turn in to bums on seats following the next election.
    No matter what happens, palmer is not President Trump in spite of his trying to get on the bandwagon of disruption etc.
    I consider palmer to be a significant danger to the Nation, which is saying something when you look at the other cattle.

  214. Overburdened

    Dr BG
    This is why the masses have Siri

  215. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Anyone thinking Clive Palmer is the answer needs to look at his performance last time around. Unfortunately too few may enquire and too few opponents shall call him out.

  216. duncanm

    Tammy Franks is more upset about culling kangaroos and wallabies than babies.

  217. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I said that the only advantage of being a long-term commenter was that you knew where the bodies were buried.

    In another metaphor for long-term insider knowledge, you also know which rocks not to turn over because of what lies underneath. 🙂

    As for ‘community’ as mentioned by Bespoke above. People come and go, some regularly. 🙂
    The Cat is Open Society not Closed Society. An ever-changing moveable feast.

    Apologies Delta, for being harsh above. Pre-brekky for me. Always testy then.

  218. Boambee John

    How much younger than Julian Burnside is the second wife who seems to have led him down the path of rabid left fascism?

  219. notafan

    You can guarantee that the Hermoines of the world (and no doubt she is named so because mummy and daddy loved that strong female character in Harry Potter) will go on to university and travel and make plans because there will be a future, there always is.

    There will also be a reason why she got to be the spokesperson, none of this is random.

  220. notafan

    I see the dowager’s got the hump too.

  221. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Anyone thinking Clive Palmer is the answer needs to look at his performance last time around. Unfortunately too few may enquire and too few opponents shall call him out.

    Yes, a very studious ignoring seems to be the mode towards him by just about everyone, all sides.
    Hairy says he is very glad Clive is making such big and unrewarded donations to Sky News Channel. 🙂

    Personally, I think plenty will like the ads and the issues they raise and not look beyond that.
    At least the ads appeal to the disaffected in ways that may stop them voting Lib/Lab or Greens.
    Could skive votes off One Nation more than anyone else.

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