Open Forum: May 18, 2019

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  1. stackja

    Des Deskperson
    #3015598, posted on May 18, 2019 at 9:52 am

    An odd person? Yes!

  2. feelthebern

    So what, you said anything more than 3 years old is verboten.
    numbers, how about you spend more time with your plenary council “friends” & leave the humour, politics & economics to the adults.

  3. feelthebern

    IT, how the scrotal area?
    Are you on the hemp oil capsules yet?

  4. calli

    Oh. I see.

    PosterMan was a multi-tool.

    It figures.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    But unless you are having a red hot crack every day, 

    I have a red-hot crack every day.
    Maybe I should give up jalapenos.

  6. stackja

    Entropy
    #3015629, posted on May 18, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Tony Abbott volunteer assaulted at school on poll eve
    Mitchell Van Homrigh, Brenden Hills, The Sunday Telegraph
    9 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    “Now I’m not saying any particular candidate is behind this but there is absolutely no doubt who these people want to beat,” he said. “I say to the people of Warringah think long and hard before you give these nasty elements the victory they want.”

    His comments came after a 31-year-old Liberal volunteer was stabbed in the stomach with a corkscrew while erecting political material outside a school on Lewis St, Balgowlah Heights at 8.05pm on Friday.

    The man then allegedly ripped down the banners that had been put up in preparation for today’s poll, and fleeing the scene.

    Paramedics attended and treated the injured man at the scene. He did not require hospitalisation.

    Police said a 62-year-old man was charged with two counts of common assault and will face Manly Local Court on June 5.

  7. feelthebern

    You should pass a basic civics test to get a voting licence.
    This should be re-set every 10 years.
    A simple 10 question multi choice test.
    Voting should be electronic.
    To vote, you should have to have valid ID & your voting licence.
    No papers, no scrutineers, none of that shit.
    Let’s see the AEC try game that system.

  8. Fleeced

    I was lazy and voted above the line:

    1. LDP
    2. AC
    3. UAP

    [I’m embarrassed to admit I kind of forget where I put after this, but I think it was as follows]

    4. PHON
    5. FAC
    6. CDP
    7. LNP

    Yes, I put LNP in the senate… I may regret it, but the only other way I could ensure they were ahead of Greens was to number every box, and like I said, I was lazy.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Police said a 62-year-old man was charged with two counts of common assault and will face Manly Local Court on June 5.

    Did you hear the hysterical, sibilant ranting?
    No, he doesn’t belong in a manly court.
    It needs to be heard in another jurisdiction.

  10. feelthebern

    Considering the advances in bio-metrics, COO tech & COR tech, there will be zero reason not to have electronic voting.

  11. feelthebern

    I’m surprised there wasn’t a concealed weapon charge in that.

  12. Leigh Lowe

    Yes, I put LNP in the senate…

    At the end, if you don’t want a Labor/Gang Green senate (which is helped by an exhausted all-minors vote) that is the answer.
    Losing first preference sends the message.

  13. So what, you said anything more than 3 years old is verboten.
    numbers, how about you spend more time with your plenary council “friends” & leave the humour, politics & economics to the adults.

    Adults?
    Haven’t found any here yet, and I’ve been posting for a long time.
    Most adults have matured beyond name calling, ad hom abuse, obsessions with mental illness, pornography and perseveration.
    Catallaxy is rich with all these behaviours.

  14. feelthebern

    Losing first preference sends the message.

    Correct.
    No first preference = no tax payer money !!

  15. DrBeauGan

    I wish there was a way to vote against politicians.

  16. feelthebern

    numbers reverts to “look over there”.

  17. notafan

    Did the first shift for Australian Conservatives at a local booth, LNP only ones there when I arrived at 7.40, both Labor and Greens were late arrivals.

    I made sure the tone of the volunteers was pleasant 🙂 Apparently the left were behaving badly at the prepoll, according the Green guy.

    not a massively busy booth and had a few selective refusals (as did all the others) and one rude comment but whatever. Some people I know I said hello to, though one of the old fellows who should know me well didn’t recognize me outside my natural environment.

    The union gal was a bit feisty, gave us a ridiculous scenario about aged care that would require one on one ratios to resolve. I didn’t engage though tempted to ask what adding 200,000 frail elderly from overseas would do.

    established common ground with the greens guy, I will see him again this afternoon (high density housing tree removal etc)

    no feel for the outcome though, it is very mixed locally with lots more renters in apartments around the railway station.

    first time I’ve seen both English and Chinese htv cards, both Libs and Labor had those, sign of the times.

  18. Entropy

    feelthebern
    #3015644, posted on May 18, 2019 at 10:29 am
    I’m surprised there wasn’t a concealed weapon charge in that.

    Or defacing election material type charge.

  19. Tom

    Let’s see the AEC try game that system.

    If you make voting electronic, you automate the cheating — so it can be done from an office in George Street — or Lakemba or Canberra.

  20. Fleeced

    That was my thinking, Leigh.

    Also, I noticed the Liberal How to Vote card for the senate in NSW recommended UAP as #2 and LDP as #4 (I believe they had AC as 5 or 6 – I can’t recall). It was nice to see them recommending half decent options for a change, and I figure they deserved a fallback preference for that alone.

  21. feelthebern

    Tom, you’re a aviation man.
    Have you see the COR tech the Chinese airlines are trialing to ensure 100% responsibility on maintainence?
    With bio-metrics it’s impossible to game.

  22. Bruce of Newcastle

    Considering the advances in bio-metrics, COO tech & COR tech, there will be zero reason not to have electronic voting.

    Save a lot of labour.
    Stuffing ballot boxes is hard work.
    Stealing an election electronically is much cheaper!

  23. feelthebern

    COR.
    A broad term for Chain Of Responsibility.
    It is changing the world.

  24. notafan

    B A Santamaria was responsible for the Vietnam War?

    The great man has broad shoulders.

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    Morning electioneers. This will truly be a day of days.

    Mind you, I think we can all agree a better campaign would have been run by all if we looked at the Painters and Dockers elections as a benchmark.

    We need more bodies on the streets. Only the strong survive.

  26. Nick

    Did the first shift for Australian Conservatives at a local booth

    2/10 I’m afraid Nota.
    No AC booth report is complete without a full description of what you and others were wearing and the word ‘corflute’ mentioned three times. /sarc.

  27. feelthebern

    Crikey, I didn’t realise the Cat was so antiquated.
    It isn’t fb or google using your data to sell you more shit.
    Tech is making the world more accountable.

  28. Knuckle Dragger

    Good onya, nota.

    Was going to say doing God’s work, but I don’t want to make light of people’s faiths.

    Some of us with zero sleep are a tad grouchy.

  29. lotocoti

    Mission accomplished.
    Finally found a bottlo which stocked protestant fighting water.
    Joined with the good burghers of Wide Bay to do the necessary.
    The HTV True Believers (who looked like they joined the Party with Arthur Calwell) didn’t appear too happy with their spot being flanked with the pensioner tax posters.

  30. feelthebern

    KD, how was she?
    8/10 ?

  31. Nick

    first time I’ve seen both English and Chinese htv cards,

    I bet the Chinese translations would be a hoot:

    1. Glorious prosperity party
    2. Black people
    3. Smelly Indian
    3. White man
    4. Fat woman

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The great man has broad shoulders.

    Strange, here was I who thought Ho Chi Minh bore major responsibility?

  33. feelthebern

    I bet the Chinese translations would be a hoot:

    The Chinese who have been in Oz since around 2000 would all be voting for lower taxes, not Labor.
    The ones before that, harder to pigeon hole.

  34. bespoke

    Strange, here was I who thought Ho Chi Minh bore major responsibility?

    No Abbot/Trump

  35. Entropy

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3015655, posted on May 18, 2019 at 10:35 am
    Considering the advances in bio-metrics, COO tech & COR tech, there will be zero reason not to have electronic voting.

    Save a lot of labour.
    Stuffing ballot boxes is hard work.
    Stealing an election electronically is much cheaper

    Enormous productivity gains!

  36. Knuckle Dragger

    Solid 7.5, ftb.

    A very, very funny lady, great conversationalist (no that’s not code). Just got back from the shops. Coffee, read the paper and agreed that pollies would be much better served if they said what they actually believe, rather than trying to appease every section of the community at once.

    And a ranga. Not natural, but I don’t care!

  37. notafan

    Yes Nick

    Both Lib and Lab candidates are Chinese women.

    The Labor gal had a Hawke button on her tshirt, they must have worked overtime yesterday producing those

    Labor had more turn up as I was leaving as were the libs

    Green guy was going to be on his own all day

    I left my posted up, don’t know if AC are going to cover the booth for the middle of the day, I’m back at 3.45.

  38. Nick

    And a ranga. Not natural

    Was she standing on her head?

  39. Stimpson J. Cat

    There you go Stimpson

    Begone brainless bint!
    This is a harridan free zone.

  40. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Facechook kiddies have been busy:

    Facebook Targets Michelle Malkin: Gives Pass to Antifa

    Facebook Suspends Candace Owens For Saying Liberal Policies Incentivize Fatherless Homes

    If those two ladies had been lefty you could’ve heard the MSM howls of ‘racism’ on Alpha Centauri.

  41. feelthebern

    I stand by my outlandish prediction that One Nation will finish with 5 senators.
    & by the next Federal election it will be MLON note PHON.

  42. Knuckle Dragger

    Nick,

    Not all the time, no.

    Was dyed red – not a stupid Cyndi Lauper style red but a rather fetching shade.

  43. Arky

    Stimpson, the only charm you had was you didn’t resort to the low abuse so many here do.
    Gone.
    Now you’re just another crazy libertarian bastard piling on someone at the cat.
    Say: “Statist”.

  44. notafan

    Sorry Nick

    Everyone was wearing sensible shoes

    I suggested to the others we all swap HTV cards and see if anyone noticed

    no takers

    Also had to bite my tongue several times as the words ‘vote early vote often’ tried to escape from my mouth.

  45. Stimpson J. Cat

    None make sure you ask for a translator when you vote.
    Can you actually vote if you can’t speak English?
    I’m not sure.
    Also you have to put numbers in the boxes.
    Ask the nice people in vests to help you with that.
    It’s the green piece of paper and the long white one.
    I’ll assume you know the difference between colors.

  46. feelthebern

    Trump must act.
    Twitter & facebook & google are media companies.

  47. Eyrie

    “The Labor gal had a Hawke button on her tshirt”
    I’ve heard of the dead voting, but running for office?

  48. calli

    Also had to bite my tongue several times as the words ‘vote early vote often’ tried to escape from my mouth.

    You and me both, kid.

    It’s funny how that old Labor advice comes to mind when someone in line asks whether they need ID.

  49. calli

    I’m pretty sure Hawke did a pre-poll. Just before he penned the open letter.

  50. feelthebern

    Apple is yet to make that jump.
    Amazon is a tricky one.
    Makes content.
    Broadcasts content.
    But doesnt have the power to deplatform.
    Twitter, fb & google all do.

  51. None

    we are in the queue Stimps
    Labor has kids handing out htv’s. AC not even trying.

  52. Eyrie

    As for the git in Warringah, how about “assault with a deadly weapon”, “attempted murder”, “defacing election material” etc. Bang him up for 5 years.

  53. max

    Exhausting your vote in the Senate is a problem if you’re voting all minor parties.

    My number 6 will be Nationals rather than LNP.

    Like choosing leprosy or cholera.

  54. Stimpson J. Cat

    Now you’re just another crazy libertarian bastard piling on someone at the cat.
    Say: “Statist”.

    I’m not a libertarian, and I’m not piling on.
    I simply don’t like some people and find them irritating.
    Go finish your car and do something useful instead of white knighting you Muppet.

  55. dover_beach

    Facebook Suspends Candace Owens For Saying Liberal Policies Incentivize Fatherless Homes

    They’re not even pretending that what they are engaged in isn’t political censorship.

  56. calli

    I bet the old homophobe didn’t pick Zimmerman. 🤣

  57. feelthebern

    Isn’t vote early, vote often from Tammany Hall?
    Or was that just made up in “The Gangs of NY”.

  58. Nick

    Lol Nota.
    Just curious, do you have many Asians taking a HTV card?

  59. Arky

    Lunchtime yesterday. Bird at work, outspoken Labor woman, loudly going on about how wonderful Bob Hawke was. How we will never see leaders like that again. Wonderful man of the people, common touch. On and on and on. Others chipping in with anecdotes of the great Hawkie.
    Expression when I said “Bob Hawke was a pig” was great. She physically shrunk and withdrew.
    I followed up with “Poor Hazel” schtick, “forced to abort kid, endure affairs”, because I knew she was feminist type too.

  60. Eyrie

    Electronic voting. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
    Computers can’t be hacked right? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Agree photo ID should be required but paper ballots. Was surprised Mrs Eyrie wasn’t listed twice at the same address. She’s been voting since shortly after arriving in Australia in 1976 because she was threatened with a fine for not enrolling. Only became a citizen a couple of months ago and was forced to enrol again after the ceremoany.
    Not impressed by ALREADY receiving a summons to jury duty.

  61. Arky

    I’m not a libertarian,

    ..
    Don’t lie, Milton J. Hitler.

  62. Nick

    The SMH has two articles up about Abbott, but none about corkscrew man.

  63. calli

    Yes, bern, I think it started in the States.

    And came here via GB.

    Agile and innovative.

  64. bespoke

    Arky
    #3015676, posted on May 18, 2019 at 10:52 am
    Stimpson, the only charm you had was you didn’t resort to the low abuse so many here do.
    Gone.

    FFS! Is your hearing as selective your reading?

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Bless me father, for I have sinned. It’s been 32 years since my last confession.’
    …….
    ‘I have agreed with something Stimpy said.’
    …….
    ‘I know right?’
    …….. ……… ….. .. ………..
    ‘Are you sure that’s one of the penances? Whip myself with what?’
    ……. ……
    ‘No, no, you’re in charge. Low fat or regular?’
    ………..
    Righto Father. Amen. Go the Pies.’
    …… ……..
    ‘Double penance? Jesus Christ.’
    …… ….
    ‘Isn’t triple a bit… no probs Father, will do.’

    I have to go to the shops for a bit.

  66. feelthebern

    The Cat is twitchy.
    It’s felt like 30 mins before kick off (or bounce) in the grand final (GF) for the last 36 hours.

  67. notafan

    I did Nick, less refusals from them that the skips, though I imagine most of them will voting at booths in Box Hill

    I was as clear as I could be with ‘Australian Conservative for the Upper House only, Kevin Bailey’ sounded better than it reads.

    The LNP volunteers were a Chinese couple, Labor also had one Chinese volunteer.

  68. Empire 5:5

    Cock’n’Balls in the House.

    Gave my Senate funding to the only candidate I know personally and like, then picked the next 11 least statanist candidates I could find.

    The illusion of democracy is strong. Most punters don’t seem to understand they are actors in a fictitious game of two-up. It’s either disaster or catastrophe, no matter what the ballots say.

    Mousetraps work because mice don’t understand why the cheese is free.

  69. feelthebern

    People who vote LNP or ALP in the lower house AND upper house are all statists who need to be purged come the revolution.

  70. feelthebern

    I’m surprised every single minor party wasn’t using the term “Insurance Policy” non-stop.
    Sure, there was a smattering of it.
    It should have been wall to wall.

  71. candy

    Bob Hawke was a major misogynist and a drunk. And an acknowledged great PM.

    Two sides to him. Also an agnostic. I wonder if he found any peace before he died, about how he treated his wife and children. Flaunting his affairs/one night stands in front of his wife and so on, that everyone knew about and Hazel had to cop it, because he was PM.

    “pig” sounds right.

  72. Apparently there’s an election today. I haven’t paid it the slightest attention. All Australia is doing is selecting it’s palliative care option, it’s not a matter of life and death, just death and death.

    So I guess I’m voting by going off what’s written on the Cat.

    So Lower House it’s Israel Folau 1, Numbers last, Danerys second last and Tyrion gets second spot.

    Anyhoo, predictions. Ummmm…a few seats will change hands but Labor will win by two seats; Dickson and Warringah whose winning ‘Independent’ will turn red faster than a Lubyanka cell floor the morning after Stalin’s dinner was overcooked.

    In Da Sen8; despite having the best policies the AC will win zero seats, Palmer will pick up a few, Malcolm Roberts will be back, Jim Molan will not get up – he got 10,000 BTL votes in 2016, even Payne got 40,000 odd. He’s there to attract disaffected Lib votes back to the Libs and will get a nice sinecure as reward. People will believe we have an obstructionist Senate but it will somehow miraculously always seems to pass Labor policy (with Liberal votes). The people of Australia will continue their decline into a retarded bunch of ingrates and Australia will be the first Western country to fall.

  73. stackja

    2GB has NRL then election results! Priorities!

  74. Leigh Lowe

    Let’s see the AEC try game that system.

    If you make voting electronic, you automate the cheating — so it can be done from an office in George Street — or Lakemba or Canberra.

    My plan is that you can elect to print off a ticket when you vote electronically.
    The ticket shows no identifying details but carries a unique number.
    All votes are published by number in searchable form so anyone can do their own validation/analysis.
    And individual voters can check afterwards if their ticket matches AEC records.
    Voter records are kept for the term of the Parliament.

  75. bespoke

    Eyrie

    From what was told, enrolling for permanent residence is voluntary.

  76. feelthebern

    ScoMo. Shit PM, shit bloke.
    Turd. Shit PM, shit bloke.
    TA. Shit PM, great bloke.
    Rudd. Shit PM, shit bloke.
    Gillard. Shit PM, shit bloke (lol).
    Rudd. see above.
    Howard. Ok PM, shit bloke.
    Keating. Great PM, shit bloke.
    Hawke. Ok PM, shit bloke.

    Hawke was the first PM I remember.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    ftb,

    Hopefully it’ll be a repeat of the excellent 1989 Hawks v Cats GF, or even better the 1990 Pies v Dons GF where at quarter time the Pies massacred the last vestiges of Essendon’s testosterone.

    Blood must be spilt, otherwise we’re not serious.

  78. None

    I could not even find 12 people I wanted to vote for below the line that’s how dismal our ballot paper was. How to hold my nose and vote for a few undesirables.

  79. feelthebern

    Of all the living PM’s apart from TA (to talk footy) & PK (to talk economics) I wouldn’t let any of them in my house lest they steal from me.

  80. feelthebern

    How to hold my nose and vote for a few undesirables.

    Welcome to Australia.

  81. Bruce of Newcastle

    Exhausting your vote in the Senate is a problem if you’re voting all minor parties.

    First time I’ve heard the word “problem” used to mean ‘bloody marvelous’.
    One of the best things about the NSW state system is we get to exhaust in the lower house too.

  82. feelthebern

    It’s a pity TA didn’t have a son.
    By having all that un-opposed estrogen in his house, it turned him into a pussy.

  83. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Fraser. Shit PM, shit bloke.
    Whitlam. Shit PM, shit bloke.

  84. feelthebern

    The reason why TA is so fit is the amount of time he spends out of the house, away from the crazies, doing physical stuff.
    If you can’t manage your family, you can’t manage a country.
    Still a good bloke.
    Still was a shit PM.

  85. cohenite

    Just three days before the federal election, a retired criminal barrister is asking Victoria Police to reopen an investigation into historical sexual assault allegations against Bill Shorten.

    Kathy Sheriff made the allegations in 2014, claiming she was r.ped by Mr Shorten at a conference in 1986 when she was 16-years-old.

    Mr Shorten vigorously denied the accusation when it came to light, stating it was “untrue and abhorrent” and had “no basis”.

    Police did not press charges when they investigated the matter.

    Kathy Sheriff has now published a statement, saying she has spent the last few years compiling evidence in an attempt to have the matter go to trial.

    https://www.2gb.com/top-qc-urges-police-to-reopen-bill-shorten-investigation/?fbclid=IwAR0_QurI2EWmjfTec1D37_e3w5EUBjQyJn4hd38hQ2KXSZmrkMDjqVIcbCM

    Just great, we’ll have a pm with an active r.pe investigation proceeding against him and a deputy pm with a convicted drug dealer for a hubbie. Yippee.

  86. mh

    Think I’ll tune out until tonight.

    If it’s tight I’ll be happy.

    PHRASING.

  87. Leigh Lowe

    None

    #3015711, posted on May 18, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I could not even find 12 people I wanted to vote for below the line

    Puritanism can be like that sometimes.

  88. hzhousewife

    Doncha learn interesting things standing in queues. Bloke told me Billy boy is worth 60 million. Told me how come too, but I won’t say that here. I believe it however. Nice job being a Union man.
    Democracy bacon and egg rolls at our local High School.

  89. cohenite

    The people of Australia will continue their decline into a retarded bunch of ingrates and Australia will be the first Western country to fall.

    FMD; have you been to germany, france, England, Sweden and so fucking on.

  90. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    beteasy now has coalition on $7.5

  91. None

    I don’t do puritanism Leigh. I even put wackos like Anning party in the mix with a couple of Libs. Truly appalling candidates.

  92. JC

    Cronkers

    Who did you vote for? 🙂

  93. Dr Faustus

    Merthyr Uniting Church Hall – one of the nicest polling places in Brisbane. Although the thicket of Greens and Labor HTV servers makes the outside look as though the grave has emptied, inside is calm and niceness.

    A democracy scone, jam and cream, only $2; made and served by lovely ladies on part pensions who rely on fully-franked dividend refunds from their $25,000 share portfolio to stay in their own homes.

    In Da Sen8; despite having the best policies the AC will win zero seats, Palmer will pick up a few, Malcolm Roberts will be back, Jim Molan will not get up

    Cheery thought for the day: Australia is probably relying on Professor Palmer and his minions to stand between a Labor policy platform that will destroy the joint and a Senate that will wave it through with some thoughtful Green amendments.

    How fallen.

  94. mh

    Texas woman taken off life support against family’s wishes – then a pro-life group stepped in

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/texas-woman-plug-pulled-life-saving-escape

  95. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson, the only charm you had was you didn’t resort to the low abuse so many here do.

    Imagine a Kiwi lecturing about charm.
    The hilarity!!!

  96. Fleeced

    Sportsbet now offering 7.00 for a Coalition win (that’s 6:1 odds on the old scale).

  97. feelthebern

    Stimpy, were you rocking the denim shorts & showing off your muscular calves when you voted?

  98. None

    Palmer Minions always vote Labor. That’s why I had to hold my nose and keep them off the cards.

  99. Stimpson J. Cat

    Who votes this late?
    I voted hours ago.
    God you are all lazy.

  100. Eyrie

    “Eyrie

    From what was told, enrolling for permanent residence is voluntary.”

    Yeah but the bureaucrat didn’t even ask the future Mrs Eyrie if she was a citizen or permanent resident, just threatened a fine if she didn’t enrol.

    Funny thing is when summonsed for jury duty a few years ago she phoned up and asked if you had to be a citizen for that. They said yes so she couldn’t go.

  101. None

    I think I’ll put some money on the Libs. Got to be in it to win it.

  102. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, were you rocking the denim shorts & showing off your muscular calves when you voted?

    No it was f$cking cold at 7.30 in line.
    I was wearing double denim however.
    Denim jacket, denim jeans.
    Pure class.

  103. Nick

    I can handle Morrison losing, though Abbott HAS to win just to dent GetUpism.

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just great, we’ll have a pm with an active r.pe investigation proceeding against him and a deputy pm with a convicted drug dealer for a hubbie. Yippee.

    Victoria Police will just put any complaint in the “nothing to see here, move on” file, and proceed as normal.

  105. JC

    LDP should have more people running in the lower house. There wasn’t one in my electorate.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    Interesting dilemma for the Libs if it is a hung Parliament and Juliar Banks supports the Senior Labor Figure.
    Given that Trumble was all over her campaign, do they turf him from the party?

  107. None

    Don’t worry Arky, Stimpson has always been a low dog. Only pretends to be a cat.

  108. Dr Faustus

    Denim jacket, denim jeans.

    Cheesecloth shirt?

  109. Stimpson J. Cat

    The reason why TA is so fit is the amount of time he spends out of the house, away from the crazies, doing physical stuff.

    I’m exactly the same, except replace crazies with Catallaxy.
    😁

  110. Eyrie

    Why is Turnbull still in the Liberal party? Can’t they have a formal drumming out ceremony complete with ripping off his buttons?

  111. Twostix

    Had a smorgasboard of choice to choose from in qld.

    Too much choice!

    Easily got to 12 without even touching the fake splitter rightwing parties.

  112. Stimpson J. Cat

    Cheesecloth shirt?

    Black T-shirt, no logos.
    Logos are gauche.
    Standards must be maintained.

  113. Eyrie

    The Libs could even invite him to get an award at a branch meeting and when he comes up to get it, surprise him with the drumming out. It would rate its socks off on Youtube.

  114. Dr Faustus

    Palmer Minions always vote Labor.

    They most certainly will once the Commonwealth action against Queensland Nickel is quietly dropped and opposition to Galilee Basin coal development is kicked into the long grass.

  115. JC

    The Aussie dollar closed on my screen 68.666. That’s ominous. It’s the devil’s number, which means anything can happen. Last time I saw this combo was when the Dow made a low 6666.

  116. bespoke

    Cheers Eyrie had me sweating for a time.

    I wounder how many none citizen’s rock up jury duty.

  117. Woolfe

    And it has no electric option!

  118. stackja

    Stories about GetUp remind me of a trained goat used in general animal herding.

  119. Dr Faustus

    Standards must be maintained.

    Not easy when wearing a denim jacket.

  120. Mark A

    Slight digression, move over Colt revolver.

    Only need to watch the first minute or two for the revolver bit, although the rest is interesting as well.

  121. vr

    Abbot lining up to vote: Link

    looks tense.

  122. Entropy

    My plan is that you can elect to print off a ticket when you vote electronically.
    The ticket shows no identifying details but carries a unique number.
    All votes are published by number in searchable form so anyone can do their own validation/analysis.
    And individual voters can check afterwards if their ticket matches AEC records.
    Voter records are kept for the term of the Parliament.

    Only need a few fake tickets and the whole thing falls over.

  123. stackja

    Secret ballot must be revealed on Cat?

  124. Splatacrobat

    Asking people to vote for Labor is like asking Moses to go back to Egypt.

  125. stackja

    vr
    #3015757, posted on May 18, 2019 at 11:50 am
    Abbot lining up to vote: Link

    looks tense.

    GetUp would make anyone tense.

  126. Fleeced

    Abbot lining up to vote: Link

    looks tense.

    Abbott always looks tense.

  127. Exit Stage Right

    Why does Tony have a How to Vote card?
    Just asking.

  128. stackja

    Splatacrobat
    #3015760, posted on May 18, 2019 at 11:55 am
    Asking people to vote for Labor is like asking Moses to go back to Egypt.

    With Pharaoh waiting with hidden arms.

  129. Twostix

    All votes are published by number in searchable form so anyone can do their own validation/analysis.

    Give away anonymous voting? You’re going to thank the stars for anonymous voting soon.

  130. None

    Why wouldn’t Abbot look tense? He’s got a bunch of Loony lefties running against him and no one has preferenced him so he has to win outright something that most politicians never have to do.

  131. The Beer Whisperer

    Considering the advances in bio-metrics, COO tech & COR tech, there will be zero reason not to have electronic voting.

    Assuming it can’t be gamed, now the government has all your biometrics.

    And therefore so does China, Russia, Iran….

  132. Geriatric Mayfly

    Silly Questions Interlude.

    Beard: Have you voted anywhere else today?
    Me: Have you got your rewards card?

    Counterfeit laughter.

  133. candy

    Very likely last day of Tony Abbott’s life in politics.
    The media is waiting for the big moment when they know he has lost and will basically dance on his grave.
    Pinatas, the works.

  134. Two things often mentioned about an election, that I have never in my life seen:
    1/. queue at a polling booth.
    2/. sausages served, or for sale, anywhere near a polling booth.

    What is the origin of these fables?

  135. vr

    More men are uncomfortable interacting with women at work since #MeToo, study says. Here is the interview with Sheryl Sandberg

    Actions have reactions.

  136. Entropy

    I wonder if Mrs Entropy will be up for a round Australia trip in a Supra once the little entropy’s leave the nest? I reckon motel accommodation will be a sweetener over a prado pulling a caravan.

  137. Bruce of Newcastle

    now the government has all your biometrics.

    Yes. And no wearing masks and sunnies.

    Big Brother Britain: Extraordinary moment police FINE pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tries to cover his face from facial recognition camera on the streets of London (16 May)

    Police fined a pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tried to cover his face when he saw a controversial facial recognition camera on a street in London.

    Officers set up the camera on a van in Romford, East London, which then cross-checked photos of faces of passers-by against a database of wanted criminals.

    But one man was unimpressed about being filmed and covered his face with his hat and jacket, before being stopped by officers who took his picture anyway.

    All your identity owned by us!

  138. Top Ender

    Thanks for the world’s oldest revolver story Mark.

    Took some screenshots and it will feature in the next issue of the Arms Collector’s magazine. I see the editor in the mirror every morning, so always on the lookout for good material.

  139. Fleeced

    Two things often mentioned about an election, that I have never in my life seen:
    1/. queue at a polling booth.
    2/. sausages served, or for sale, anywhere near a polling booth.

    What is the origin of these fables?

    If you haven’t seen these, your electorate is unAustralian – quite possibly populated by Russian spies.

  140. JC

    He lives on a reservation, fleeced.

  141. Stimpson J. Cat

    The world is closing in
    Did you ever think
    That we could be so close, like brothers
    The future’s in the air
    I can feel it everywhere
    Blowing with the wind of change

    Take me to the magic of the moment
    On a glory night
    Where the children of tomorrow dream away (dream away)
    In the wind of change………..
    😁

  142. Stimpson J. Cat

    If you aren’t singing “Aussie’s Not Gonna Cop It” in line to vote you aren’t living.

  143. None

    Asking people to vote for Labor is like asking Moses to go back to Egypt.

    most people wouldn’t get that reference Splat. Remember when Rod gave that Judas kiss to Gillard we had Shameless claiming Judas kisses came from Shakespeare.

  144. If you haven’t seen these, your electorate is unAustralian – quite possibly populated by Russian spies.

    There’s not a hope in hell of Ruski spies here.
    The un-Australian I’ll readily believe. We’re nothing like Lakemba, Dandenong, Chatswood, or St, Kilda.
    Most enrolled voters have names I’m able to correctly pronounce on the first try.
    Can’t get more un-Australian than that!

  145. John Constantine

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-good-wife-who-paid-a-high-price-20130524-2k6p1.html

    In 1976 Bob started an affair with d’Alpuget. Two years later, he proposed. The relationship stalled and Bob stayed with Hazel apparently for the good of his prime ministerial aspirations.

    ”’Divorce could cost Labor 3 per cent,’ he had fretted several times, back when this was an issue for us,” d’Alpuget wrote years later. ”As it turned out, he made the right decision: for himself, for me, for his family, for mine, for his party – and, as became obvious, for the nation.”

    Their media knew who hawke was shagging and when, just chose to be helpful, not truthful.

    Senior labor figures have cleanup squads to go around and tell the staffers to have the abortions because of the ‘Light on the Hill’.

  146. My vote choices in the HoR were:

    V. Lenin
    J. Stalin
    A Eichman
    N. Kruschev

    Tough for choice for number 1.

  147. Top Ender

    Off to hand out HTV cards for Jacinta Price in a bit.

    I’m working up a slogan for Mrs TE and self as we offer them.

    “Stop taxing retirees more” is one I’m thinking of.

  148. Roger

    Asking people to vote for Labor is like asking Moses to go back to Egypt.

    The question of return did come up a couple of times in the Exodus.

    Many people would rather live and die in slavery and ignorance than be free and acquire knowledge of the truth, a theme Dostoevsky picked up on in The Grand Inquisitor section of The Brothers Karamazov.

  149. Leigh Lowe

    Just exercised my democratic right to have my name crossed off.
    Now, my name is a very strange amalgam of Celtic and European … think, for example, of “Paddy Machiavelli” or “Hamish Bonaparte” .
    AEC lady reads off an address in a far flung hamlet of the parish.
    Nup … not me.
    We finally get it right with me thinking there is a dual registration.
    I did some google and it turns out the other Paddy Machiavelli is a real thing.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just exercised my democratic right to have my name crossed off.
    Now, my name is a very strange amalgam of Celtic and European … think, for example, of “Paddy Machiavelli” or “Hamish Bonaparte” .
    AEC lady reads off an address in a far flung hamlet of the parish.
    Nup … not me.

    I just grabbed the folder and turned the pages until I found my name and then read it out in full, all upside down.
    The guy on the desk was very impressed with my initiative and helpfulness.
    😁

  151. Leigh Lowe

    I’m working up a slogan for Mrs TE and self as we offer them.

    “Stop taxing retirees more” is one I’m thinking of.

    Ha, ha.
    Just went down to the polling booth, taking my dog Spot (not his real name).
    Did the usual loudly instructing Mrs L not to take the Gang Green HTV.
    Smiling Labor HTV guy : “I’ll mind your dog while you vote.”
    Me : “Well OK, I guess … now Spot, don’t tell him where your bones are buried.”
    Smile erased.
    Snort, cackle.

  152. Nick

    I did some google and it turns out the other Paddy Machiavelli is a real thing.

    Bogdan Mc Scruffin. Has a certain ring to it 🙂

  153. vr

    I handed my id to the AEC person to find my name on the roll. And then I looked at around and realised that noone else had given their id. I asked her about it and she said that id didn’t have to be provided.

    This is rife for exploitation. Given election violence by the left has now arrived on these shores, how much longer before voting as someone else become commonplace.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    The guy on the desk was very impressed with my initiative and helpfulness.

    I always wonder why the AEC choose dyslexics for name crossing duties.

  155. FMD; have you been to germany, france, England, Sweden and so fucking on.

    Don’t give a shit about Germany or Sweden. All this shit originated there so fuck them.
    France and the UK are at least putting up a fight; yellow vests and Downing Street was almost stormed twice in the last year and just wait for the Euro election results.
    Over here, we write angry letters and bitch at each other on forums…

    Really must go and vote now.

  156. Splatacrobat

    Many people would rather live and die in slavery and ignorance than be free and acquire knowledge of the truth, a theme Dostoevsky picked up on in The Grand Inquisitor section of The Brothers Karamazov.

    Lets just hope people’s memories are not that dim that they would choose Rudd/Gillard/Rudd MK2 redux/reboot/reflux.

  157. feelthebern

    Voting the day before is so dignified.
    I would happily pay a fee for the right.
    Voting on election day is so common.
    Maybe call it the “platinum with diamonds express voting experience”.

  158. Nick

    I’d love to tell the AEC drone that I’m Prince Marmaduke De Flouncy

  159. feelthebern

    After voting, remember to watch several episodes of the Wire to bring you back down to reality on how little your vote really matters.

  160. feelthebern

    Numbers has the stink of an “independent” scrutineer about him.

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    Took some screenshots and it will feature in the next issue of the Arms Collector’s magazine. I see the editor in the mirror every morning, so always on the lookout for good material.

    Try this baby Top Ender.

  162. bespoke

    Wouldn’t be supersized, bern.

  163. Herodotus

    The ABC this morning reported the corkscrew attack without saying who was on which side.
    It rang the alarm bells right away.
    Sure enough, it was a conservative who was stabbed.
    If it had been a conservative doing the stabbing of a Steggall volunteer (unlikely, I know) the ABC would have had no difficulty in making that plain.

  164. Stimpson J. Cat

    At least there were no Gay Gas Bottle Attacks.
    We should all be very thankful indeed.
    Namaste.

  165. None

    So anyone who knows you can go and vote 100 times in your name and you’ll get hailed up and potentially jailed.

  166. None

    Herodotus

    #3015804, posted on May 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    if you can get a time and a place where they reported it and possibly get a tape or a copy that needs to go straight to the Murdoch press.

  167. bespoke

    My Cultural Enforcement Unit will round up all gun nuts and redistribute weapons to its members.

  168. Bar Beach Swimmer

    ScoMo. Shit PM, shit bloke.
    Turd. Shit PM, shit bloke.
    TA. Shit PM, great bloke.
    Rudd. Shit PM, shit bloke.
    Gillard. Shit PM, shit bloke (lol).
    Rudd. see above.
    Howard. Ok PM, shit bloke.
    Keating. Great PM, shit bloke.
    Hawke. Ok PM, shit bloke.
    Hawke was the first PM I remember.

    ftb, 2, 4, 5, 6, agreed, and are not worth discussing at any length. They had dreadful policies and were dreadful prime ministers.
    1. Despite some misgivings, he has not had enough time for the electorate to evaluate – but we’ll see the outcome of that if the LNP wins.
    3. Repealed the Carbon & Mining Taxes; Operation Sovereign Borders – really, the first action by an Australian Govt during peace time to stop the beginnings of an invasion of the mainland; The TURK into trade union governance and corruption with subsequent changes to IR including the return of the ABCC; three free trade agreements (Japan, South Korea and China).
    That’s not a bad record for two years’ tenure; as well as a way to resolve the SSM issue, which should have been followed through. (And I don’t care about Prince Philip’s knighthood – that was an example of the faux outrage industry in this country).
    7. More than ok – Paid off Labor’s debt and deficits – that alone should bestow on him the best prime minister since Menzies; introduction of the GST, the waterfront changes, East Timor intervention, the referendum that sank the republic, dealt with uninvited arrivals and re-instituted TPV’s. Port Arthur and the gun by-back – I don’t know enough about it but having close gun-owning relatives who supported the policy, I bow to their greater knowledge. Iraq – while I tried to follow the reasonings etc at the time, and hindsight is a great thing but I don’t know so I will bow to greater heads here.
    8. & 9. Noting that Hawke was the first PM that you remember, well, there are a couple of significant creative messes that he and his sidekick brought about. Interest rates on residential loans that climbed to 17.5% – 22% on business; the Accord and no wages growth for 13 years that enabled big business and the Union Movement to become too close and which has continued to this day; LAW Law tax cuts; and a ‘recession we had to have’ with 1mill unemployed. Keating said he had the Reserve Bank in his pocket.

    The reforms that Hawke instituted – floating of the dollar and deregulation of the banking industry, began with Howard’s Campbell’s Inquiry. While Costello complained that Howard could have got them through under Fraser, I think that when they retain the confidence of the Party Room and there is no white-anting (Turnbull), an especially important factor in a Coalition Govt, the PM is fully in control. Could Keating has got those reforms through without Hawke? I think not. Hawke’s generosity of spirit when things were going well – the America’s Cup and his support of the American Alliance are big ticks. On the pluses for Keating, the speech at the re-interment of the Unknown Soldier. But the hating was destructive and was subsequently used with full effect by the Left.

  169. Dr Fred Lenin

    Electronic voting ? What about the Russians?check out with the clintons before you start it,some decromat states have in it and look like being in government forever ,its very fair , even the rights of the long dead are respected and they are allowed to vote decromat,lifelong epublicns change to decromats aer death! Amazing innit ?

  170. DrBeauGan

    Walked up to local primary school, bought sausage in a bun for breakfast, voted after having name finally identified by dyslexic chick. Barely room for sod the lot of you on gr3en sheet. Went to number 21 below the line on the white tablecloth. Easy peasy. 1 for Custard and 2,3 for other AC, then on to Fraser Anning’s mob. Got as far as the nats before I gave up.

    Needed hamburger with egg and bacon to go, after strenuous form filling, from friendly sausage lady. Checked out the booksale, saw one about acquiring the skill of not giving a f*ck, but am already a tenth dan grand master. Puzzled by someone who gives enough of a f*ck to spell it with an asterisk. Seems to detract from the message.

    Diet totally blown already today. I blame politicians.

  171. Robber Baron

    bespoke
    #3015470, posted on May 18, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Best financial advice I have received all year. Thank you comrade.

  172. JC

    Socrates at the Pub
    #3015782, posted on May 18, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    If you haven’t seen these, your electorate is unAustralian – quite possibly populated by Russian spies.

    There’s not a hope in hell of Ruski spies here.
    The un-Australian I’ll readily believe. We’re nothing like Lakemba, Dandenong, Chatswood, or St, Kilda.
    Most enrolled voters have names I’m able to correctly pronounce on the first try.
    Can’t get more un-Australian than that!

    An average home on St kilda would cost 10 times your entire net worth. And what’s more real astrayan than a sausage sizzle? Driller, go pour drinks.

  173. 2dogs

    The ticket shows no identifying details but carries a unique number.

    The gang boss wants to see your ticket after your vote. He’ll be checking the number, too. If you did vote the way the gang boss wanted, it’s concrete shoes for you.

    Anyone, who does not at least understand the reason ballot papers with stray marks are invalid, should not be proposing electronic voting systems.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Interesting week for the Stasi in Viktorianistan.
    Last weekend their crack Door-Kicker squad raided a house looking for a car-jacker.
    Turns out the address was wrong and a chap had his arm broken whilst being “detained”.
    No doubt a fuck-up somewhere warranting an apology, payment of medicals/time off work and an ex-gratia of maybe $20k.

    Oops … turns out Mr Broken-Arm is QWERTY so naturally lots of prostrating of senior command before the QWERTY gods seeking forgiveness (payout is now looking like $200k – $300k).

    Unfortunately, the VikPol Union is not playing ball and claims their members have been thrown under a bus, disputing the claim that they did not announce it was a Police raid, and saying they have audio to support their case. They say they identified themselves and Mr Broken-Arm decided to resist … my guess is he had a stash of substances or (ahem) something else he didn’t want found.
    Then, right on cue, the VikPol-Media complex swings into action with a “disturbing report of a study into homophobia in the Police Force”.

    Apparently Gay-Pol officers have been called foggats and told they should be taken out the back and shot. No mention that these reports might date back to 1988.

  175. Farmer Gez

    Howard. Ok PM, shit bloke.
    Keating. Great PM, shit bloke.
    Hawke. Ok PM, shit bloke.
    Hawke was the first PM I remember.

    Keating. Great PM? You’ve got to be kidding.
    Hawke. shit bloke? What are you smoking?
    Bob loved to root, drink, play sport, bet on and own racehorses.
    Champion bloke!

  176. Leigh Lowe

    JC
    #3015816, posted on May 18, 2019 at 1:14 pm
    Tit’s wife always has the same stupid smile going on. It’s really annoying.
    I wonder if she voted for him?

    Tits wearing a t-shirt with Vote 1 – Chloe Shorten’s husband.
    Didn’t mention either of their first spouses.

  177. Nick

    Shorten: shit bloke, nice tits.

  178. Nick

    Instead the member for Kooyong was met by a band of climate protesters, who photo-bombed his photo opportunity with stop Adani signs and “bird-dogged” Mr Frydenberg with questions like: “don’t you care about our children’s future?”

    He should turn around and say ‘you demand climate action be taken, yet you had kids’?

  179. JC

    I wonder if the r..pe victim is voting Liars?

  180. JC

    “don’t you care about our children’s future?”

    The correct answer is… “No, I don’t a shit about you children”.

  181. Fleeced

    From news.com.au

    In Middle Park, Victoria, one voter intended to vote progressive, but ended up voting for the anti-Islam, anti-gay marriage party. Oops! “F***! I confused Rise Up with Get Up!”

    I hope it’s legit. Probably not, but people make an awful lot of stuff-ups.

  182. Top Ender

    Thanks Stimson. I gotta get me one of those.

  183. Eyrie

    Talking about Howard, the ghastly little gargoyle was on the front page of The Australian earlier in the week.

  184. BrettW

    Daily Mail reporting Shorten has said first thing he will do is bring in a law raising penalty rates for night and week end shift workers. Looks like spending other people’s money going to be high on his agenda.

    So the obvious question is does this include state Govt workers such as police and nurses etc. They come out of state budgets so wonder if he has consulted with them over increasing their pay costs.

    If it applies to private industry then small business and manufacturing etc are not going to be too excited. Any business that goes out of business due to high labour costs should make a point of telling the workers to thank Bill and his Union mates.

    Perhaps Shorten should just do away with the Fair Work Commission altogether as clearly those who set it up had no idea what they were doing. Oh wait, wasn’t that Shorten himself.

    This is the same Shorten who sold out his own Union members over their penalty rates.

  185. Twostix

    He should turn around and say ‘you demand climate action be taken, yet you had kids’?

    He should have mocked them for lying about having kids.

  186. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3015801, posted on May 18, 2019 at 12:41 pm
    Numbers has the stink of an “independent” scrutineer about him.”

    Scumbers stinks full stop.

  187. feelthebern

    I stand by my post.
    TA the only great bloke amongst them.
    PK the only great PM amongst them.

  188. egg_

    Shorten: shit bloke, nice tits.

    Berlei Bill Shorten

  189. areff

    Leigh: I’ll be prepared to accept VicPol are largely blameless in the broken-arm incident when they explain how they managed to shoot two people at a swingers’ masquerade party (after at least one danced with the revellers)

  190. areff

    What is genuine is proved in the fire, what is false we shall not miss in our ranks. The opponents must grant us that youth has never before flocked to our colours in such numbers, … in the end, one will be found among us who will prove that the sword of enthusiasm is just as good as the sword of genius.
    — Freddie Engels, 1841

  191. …103, 104, 105.

    Half a dozen voted in the time it took me. I hope there were 105 candidates.

    LDP 1 & 2

    New Communists, from bottom up, stone cold motherless last

    My good deed for the day.

  192. Cassie of Sydney

    Does anyone think that the Liberals would have had a greater chance this election is they had booted Turdbull a year earlier? I do.

  193. egg_

    Sausage sanger at my daughter’s old High School polling place in Sydney consisted of a single slice of bread with no margarine and a skinny sausage plonked on it, served by a hijab wearing middle aged lady.
    Required dousing with liberal amount of tomato + mustard sauce.
    Voted per the Labya Pardee HTV, but gave prominence to the smaller conservative parties in the Senate.

  194. JC

    Wifey never really talks politics as she isn’t that interested, but she reads the papers and keeps up. Today, in the car, she told me that she believes the Greens are the most disgusting extremist party of them all.

  195. egg_

    Does anyone think that the Liberals would have had a greater chance this election is they had booted Turdbull a year earlier?

    Only if SloMo were less of a Turdball-lite.

  196. feelthebern

    Ok Cats, enjoy the evening.
    I’m off to the dog day at Bondi Beach.
    Remember, we only have the facade of a democracy.
    In the morning, monty will still be fat & IT’s ball-bag will still hurt.

  197. feelthebern

    PS, that should be a liberty quote.
    Sinc? Are you around ?

  198. egg_

    Turdball

    AKA dung beetle – everything he touches turns to sh1te.

  199. JC

    & IT’s ball-bag will still hurt.

    WTF?

  200. Pedro the Ignorant

    Off to the local school to cast my ballot.

    Looked in vain for a sausage sanger, alas, none to be seen at 9.00 am. Apparently the BBQ arcs up at about 11am so voters can have a cheap lunch.

    In and out of the booth pretty quickly as I had already made out a cheat sheet and simply had to transcribe and check numbers into boxes.

    Interesting little byplay among the HTV people.

    The Nats fellow was a weatherbeaten old bloke in a yellow T shirt over a flanno and wearing elastic sided boots, which pretty much pegged him as a cocky around here. Greens cardslinger was a bearded skinny bloke and the pair were busy spitting venom at each other and ignoring arriving voters. Pair of young Plod standing nearby trying not to make their giggles too obvious.

    Overall a friendly and sociable occasion, with lots of good humour despite a few going crook (not too seriously) at the school tuck shop ladies not having the snags ready for breakfast.

    We are lucky to live in a country where election days are a community get together, not tribal warfare.

  201. bespoke

    That some impressive accuracy for a spray can.

  202. notafan

    Very naughty, Areff (I didn’t do it)

    I have been bombarded by Ms Morris (of Fijian Indian extraction) propaganda despite not being in Deakin.

    Daughter of two doctors a shy graduate of Carey Baptist (99% sure about that) and worse than the professional pollie she proudly reminds us she is not, she hides out in academia (at Melbourne) writing about the poor dear Aborigines somewhere to the north of us.

    The slogan is irritating too, Sukkar has been a very good local member for Deakin.

  203. mundi

    One nation was actually polling has high as greens on the primary vote for most of last year.

    Their vote has tanked in the polls after the hidden camera stuff that went on. They have been destoryed and with them preferences to the liberals.

    That will be the big take away from this election IMO.

  204. Fleeced

    IT’s ball-bag will still hurt.

    WTF?

    IT was asking whether he should see a Doctor about a sore testicle.

    Personally, I’d wait it out for a bit, depending on the pain. TMI? Perhaps, but this is a cooking and lifestyle blog, isn’t it? Does men’s health come under lifestyle?

  205. stackja

    mundi
    #3015849, posted on May 18, 2019 at 2:02 pm
    One nation was actually polling has high as greens on the primary vote for most of last year.

    Their vote has tanked in the polls after the hidden camera stuff that went on. They have been destoryed and with them preferences to the liberals.

    That will be the big take away from this election IMO.

    Another Get Up ‘success’

  206. notafan

    Though reading the comments about the defamation of Ms Morris’s corflutes what is disgusting about a woman in a hijab?

    Other than the fact that Labor failed to preselect any such candidates

    Racists!

  207. JC

    IT was asking whether he should see a Doctor about a sore testicle.

    Asking you??? Why would he ask you?

  208. cohenite

    Who did you vote for?

    Fraser Anning; as of yesterday I think 3 muuuslims were suing him. That sort of recommendation can’t go unheeded.

  209. egg_

    IT was asking whether he should see a Doctor about a sore testicle.

    See Dr Grigs.

  210. Fleeced

    Asking you??? Why would he ask you?

    He was asking Cat, JC. I dunno why he’d ask here – aside from it being a lifestyle blog.

  211. dover_beach

    areff’s link: ‘Labor reporting….’
    Journalism 2019.

  212. stackja

    2GB soundbite from ‘PM’ BS ready for action. Like Gough and Bernard in 1972? Will have BS & TP?

  213. JC

    Oh Okay. He should get it looked at. (no pun)
    It could be a lack of a leg over problem. My doc once told me one should try and have sex every day. True!

    He reckons the human body needs to always flow and never back up.

  214. notafan

    MASSIVE RORT: in Chisholm Liberals have made posters in Chinese to look like AEC information that translates to “the correct way to vote is to put a number 1 next to the Liberals and number every other box.” It’s at every booth. When will the @AusElectoralCom pull them down?

    I didn’t see one at my booth

    and does he really think Chinese people are dumb?

    not either

  215. JC

    cohenite
    #3015855, posted on May 18, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Who did you vote for?

    Fraser Anning; as of yesterday I think 3 muuuslims were suing him. That sort of recommendation can’t go unheeded.

    I loved his free market economic policy. That one turned me into an Anning supporter. Interest free loans from the government to the bush.

  216. egg_

    2GB soundbite from ‘PM’ BS ready for action. Like Gough and Bernard in 1972? Will have BS & TP?

    Will have BS & TP?
    Tits and Tania.
    PM Tits for short.

  217. cohenite

    Interest free loans from the government to the bush.

    All of Australia except for Canberra and certain inner city dregs in melbournistan and sydley are bush so this is great policy of the government giving money back to where it got it.

  218. Some History

    Voted. I feel Gang Green’ed. 🙂

    Third attempt at voting due to queue into the street since early morning.

    Had to walk past a tiny, “trendy” cafe (spilling out onto the pavement) that I assume serves double soy decaf lattes and kale/parsley-stem shakes. I moved by a few shadowy figures that looked like pale white men with babies strapped/harnessed to their chest, and poodles, so many poodles. Then was greeted with HTV cards from the Gang Green and the Socialists. It became a blur. I could have been in a scene from Catch 22.

    About that queue into the street since early morning. The herd voting controllers decided that, due to larger numbers living in the electorate (i.e., multi-unit dwellings), it would be a good grand idea to cut the number of voting stalls inside to one-third of previous elections.

    We’re in good hands, Comrades.

  219. Fleeced

    He reckons the human body needs to always flow and never back up.

    Ah, the old “unclog the pipes” theory.

  220. Entropy

    I went to the big booth in m electorate. First time in years because I hate the long gauntlet run to the school hall, and prefer going to the salvos one where there is never any queues. But as it was a Master entropy’s first time, we went big.
    Both labour and liberal candidates were together shaking hands with the punters. All very civil. The ALP less looked nice, but old ALP political family. I hate political dynasties. The liberal guy did not vote for Turnbull, so there is that.
    The thing that shitted me though was the army of old bats from the education union out in force claiming the need for a “fair go for all students”. I had one hard faced harridan spitting chips when I asked if she was being ironic, hypocritical or asking for state governments to start funding private schools?

  221. Some History

    There was a sizeable sausage sizzle at the polling station. No-one was bothered by the copious amounts of smoke it was producing. Even The Children™ frolicked in the smoke. Would be extremely confident that if someone lit a cigarette next to the cordon bleu sizzle chef, there would be utter panic – call “000” – get the wambulance, SWAT, the Army. We’re all going to DIE!

  222. Farmer Gez

    Oh Okay. He should get it looked at. (no pun)
    It could be a lack of a leg over problem. My doc once told me one should try and have sex every day. True!

    He reckons the human body needs to always flow and never back up.

    Gratuitous advice for a married man JC.

  223. bespoke

    cohenite
    #3015864, posted on May 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm
    All of Australia except for Canberra and certain inner city dregs in melbournistan and sydley are bush so this is great policy of the government giving money back to where it got it.

    If your content to accept all mandated social engineering that go’s with it.

  224. Stimpson J. Cat

    Asking you??? Why would he ask you?

    Are you seriously telling me you have never discussed your testicles with strangers?
    WTF is wrong with you?

  225. Fleeced

    Forget Hawke. Grumpy Cat died.

    [insert joke about dead cat bounce]

  226. 2dogs

    Adults?
    Haven’t found any here yet, and I’ve been posting for a long time.

    Interestingly, even Numbers regards Monty as childish.

  227. DrBeauGan

    Well, we’ve done our duty and now it’s in the lap of the gods. We just watch them stuff up, as usual.

  228. JC

    The shit bloke test for leader.

    The test is really trying to sort out if the person is a malicious canute that people can see.

    Not malicious

    Hawke
    Howard
    Abbott
    Morrison

    Malicious

    Keating
    Rudd
    The lying Slapper ( most often but not always)
    Turnbull
    and now
    Tits.

  229. Bruce of Newcastle

    There was a sizeable sausage sizzle at the polling station. No-one was bothered by the copious amounts of smoke it was producing.

    You are doomed. Utterly doomed!!!

    Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’ (Grauniad, 17 May)

    In other news they also announce it’s worse than we thought:

    Delingpole: Guardian Invents Scary New Name for ‘Global Warming’ — ‘Global Heating’ (17 May)

    There you go, election sausages are thermaggeddon and the ultimate heat death of the universe.

  230. DrBeauGan

    Delingpole: Guardian Invents Scary New Name for ‘Global Warming’ — ‘Global Heating’ (17 May)

    If there was ever room for doubt that this has bugger all to do with science and everything to do with politics, well, the science is settled.

  231. Woolfe

    Ok Custard then rest of conservatives then Fraser then Cloive and made it to Pauline.

    Pauline got my $2.70 in reps (I find her quite hot, but ranga I suppose) then can’t remember but no libs.

    Missed my chance as somebody had dropped a house of reps slip on the floor and I handed it in rather than filling it in. Duh.

    Noticed most people clutching green how to vote fascist pamphlets were old grey biddies. They don’t realise that they will be first fodder in green re education camps come the revolution.

    Not a cork screw in site.

  232. Woolfe

    Don’t forget Bruce that the heat from the barbie will be trapped then corralled by the evil carbons and used to kill a polar bear.

  233. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Historic Goldfields pub Ora Banda Inn destroyed in fire north of Kalgoorlie
    Jason MennellPerthNow
    May 18, 2019 10:08AM
    Topics
    Goldfields
    Kalgoorlie Miner

    The historic Ora Banda Inn was destroyed by a raging fire in the early hours of this morning.

    Career and volunteer firefighters responded to a triple-zero call just after 5.30am and a Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said when they arrived the hotel was engulfed in flames.

    “We can confirm the building has been destroyed by fire and it was engulfed when crews arrived,” the spokesman said.

    “Crews are still on site at the moment and we have a district officer out there as well supporting them and they’ve confirmed that 100 per cent of the structure has been damaged with only the external walls remaining.

    This one’s for West Australian Cats…..

  234. Woolfe

    Didn’t bucket guts just buy it Zulu?

  235. DrBeauGan

    Ok Custard then rest of conservatives then Fraser then Cloive and made it to Pauline.

    I put Pauline ahead of Clive and got to nats, but otherwise the same, Woolfe. I live in hope that Clive will bugger up a bit of the uniparty.

    In the end, the real enemy is Martin Parkinson and the rest of the deep state. Loathsome creeps who are only marginally brighter than politicians.

  236. YT

    Walked down to the local school this morning, ran the gauntlet and took a Greens HTV card so I could see who they wanted to stop. Lots of compliments on my red MAGA hat waiting in line. HoR went Lib #1, Greens #8 with the remainder in descending order from less loony at #2, to more loony at 7. Senate below the the line to AC, PHON, Lib, Annings mob. Democracy sausage consumed on slow walk home.

  237. dover_beach

    Tom, have you also seen an inordinate amount of Julia Banks signs in Flinders? Given she’s an ‘Independent’, she is flush with money and a wide network of supporters for someone not from this area. Very fishy but newspapers, local, state, and national, seem uninterested in such a fact.

    I placed her last on my ballot, and was very close to telling someone with a sign indicating the Hunt voted Turnbull out, Good on him. He got my vote just for that!

  238. An average home on St kilda would cost 10 times your entire net worth.

    It would be helpful if you could tell me my net worth.

    Or did you just make up shit, again?

  239. bespoke

    DrBeauGan

    What are you going to do in Cuba? Sit back and watch the cheerful squaller walk by.

  240. stackja

    Fake AEC banners. More GetUp?

  241. vr

    hahahahahaha. The female chief diplomats don’t seem to be that diplomatic.

    Photo opportunity

    Lamenting her cruel lot (ironically, in Adelaide) in taxpayer-funded life (ironically, to the Adelaide Festival), Bishop alleged that at the 2017 session of the United Nations General Assembly, Melania Trump mistook David Panton for the dignitary (he obviously hadn’t said very much) and Bishop for merely his lowly missus. The actual Foreign Minister was so incensed by the slight that she … asked the First Couple for a photo; and she Grammed that baby so fast there was smoke wafting off her trigger finger.

    “This story is false,” a spokesman for FLOTUS fumed 18 months later, on March 11. “It is sad to hear that Mrs (sic) Bishop felt the need to undermine the First Lady after Mrs Trump graciously invited her to her United Nations luncheon.”

    Anyhow, Shorten dead set didn’t say he was considering Bishop for the DC posting Hockey is due to vacate in January. To the contrary, he actually referred to her own comments on Monday that “I’m not looking to get a government job. I’m very happy to pursue opportunities in the private sector.”

    The Labor leader was charming 600 businesspeople in Perth, watched on by a couple of Hartcher’s scribbling disciples. It’s called playing to your audience (the “to” being optional).

    Hartcher knows all about that. In the nick of time, he’s pivoted to Penny Wong, tomorrow’s Foreign Minister-elect (if Scott Morrison delivered a budget surplus next year, we can call her that, right?), her “gravitas … something you cannot manufacture” and who “consistently has put the greater good over her own self-interest”. Oh, “And the self-deprecation is real”. Gaze upon access journalism in all its sick-making glory.

  242. Confused Old Misfit

    This is how I went on Mayo:
    Reps:
    1 Michael Cane (United Australia Party)
    2 Helen Dowland (Animal Justice Party)
    3 Georgina Downer (Liberal)
    4 Saskia Gerhardy (labor)
    5 Anne Bourne (Greens)
    6 Rebekha Sharkie (Independant)
    Senate
    Australian Conservatives
    Liberal Democrats
    One Nation
    SFF
    Conservative National
    Ungrouped candidates (3)
    CEC
    Great Australian
    Democrats
    Animal Justice
    United Australia
    HEMP
    Centre Alliance
    Sustainable Australia
    Liberal
    Labor
    Greens
    (Sarah Hanson-Young @ 42 )

  243. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This is how I went on Mayo:

    seems fair

  244. Some History

    In other news they also announce it’s worse than we thought:

    It’s always – ALWAYS – Worse Than We Thought™.

  245. True story:
    Last week I had a serious constituency issue.
    So I phoned to 16 federal politicians, being,
    My Three Federal Members
    My Twelve Senators
    The relevant Minister.

    16 in total
    15 of them did not take the call, ever.
    Only one answered the phone. Senator Fraser Anning’s office.

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