Monday Forum: May 21, 2019

This entry was posted in Open Forum. Bookmark the permalink.

2,636 Responses to Monday Forum: May 21, 2019

  1. Steve trickler

    Akira is coming back.

    The closer we get to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this film and soundtrack will garner attention on a massive scale.

    I predict Civil War in Japan if portions of the soundtrack are not included in the opening ceremony.



  2. feelthebern

    Akira needs a new ending.

  3. feelthebern

    What kind of pension does Julia Banks get for being such a career?
    A former PM getting $300k per year plus all the trappings needs to be looked at.
    Far, far too generous.

  4. Roberto

    Ha…I got #9.

    Everyone gets 9. That’s how it works.

  5. Atoms for Peace

    Maybe Palacechook could take a leaf out of the LNP playbook and put herself up for leadership of the Federal ALP. They can endorse her then find someone who has family issues so that they can vacate a safe and parachute Palacechook into it. Hey, I’m just trying to be helpful 🙂

  6. Top Ender

    The gift to Sydney entertainment keeps on giving…

    60 Minutes whisks Mehajer from jail
    DEBORAH CORNWALL

    Disgraced Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer walked free from a NSW prison yesterday wearing his trademark blue suit and a heavily gelled prison undercut.

    The former Auburn deputy mayor, who shot to national fame after his lavish wedding in 2015 and a string of brushes with the law, was released from the Cooma Correctional Centre in southern NSW yesterday morning after serving 11 months for electoral fraud.

    He didn’t stop to talk to the waiting media pack and was whisked away in a black van with his lawyer, Zali Burrows, and a 60 Minutes camera crew.

    It’s not known when Mehajer is likely to surface on the Nine Network’s program, but the 60 Minutes team has been duchessing him to tell the “true story” behind his downfall since he was found guilty in April last year of rigging a local council election in 2012.

    The electoral fraud landed Mehajer the plum job of deputy mayor of the Auburn Council in Sydney’s western suburbs — marking the beginning of his scandal-ridden career that made him an almost weekly fixture in the courts in the months leading up to his imprisonment.

    At last count, Mehajer was embroiled in 20 criminal and civil matters, including several assault cases and a bankruptcy action in which creditors claim he owes them $97 million.

    During Mehajer’s sentencing, his lawyers said that he was suffering from a previously undiagnosed bipolar disorder.

    The court also heard how the Mehajer family had been left reeling by Mehajer’s increasingly chaotic behaviour.

    His father, Mohamed Mehajer, said he blamed himself, in part, because he had “spoiled his son and treated him as the golden child”.

    He also feared his son’s jailing meant he could lose the family home because Salim would not be able to continue to fight a bankruptcy action against him in the NSW Supreme Court.

    Mehajer is still fighting allegations that he staged a 2017 crash in which his Mercedes AMG collided with another vehicle just before he was meant to appear in court over a taxi driver assault.

    The 32-year-old was also hit with fresh charges on Friday relating to driving issues in 2012 and 2013.

    He is due to face those matters before the Cooma Local Court in July.

    Oz article – no link as – sadly – no comments allowed.

  7. Dr Faustus

    CFMEU says Labor needs to reset party after ‘weak’ Bill Shorten

    CFMEU Queensland district vice-president Shane Brunker said pandering to inner-city voters was killing the ALP.

    “The party’s got to come back to being a Labor Party for the workers. Those so-called green voters within the party should go to the Greens party. If [Labor] keep going the way they are, they’re going to get wiped out next election in Queensland,” he said.

    Brunker’s cousin, Mike, gives Palacechook the Gypsy’s Warning:

    “If the Premier can’t make a captain’s call on this, then both her and [Deputy Premier] Jackie Trad should resign. They have to wake up. Yes, the environment is important, but jobs are number one,” he said.

    “They need to sort this out in the next month. If this is still hanging around in October or November this year, they are gone.”

    When a member of Queensland CFMMEU royalty says ‘do it, or you’re gone’, it is not metaphorical. You do not, ever, stand between them and a large bucket of money…

  8. Atoms for Peace

    Pretty safe with the squirrels in Bali. They don’t carry rabies

  9. Rossini

    feelthebern
    #3022491, posted on May 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for that ……..now cleaning up the coffee!

  10. Geriatric Mayfly

    Serried ranks of snowy white, racist cauliflowers confronted me this morning. In light of the Crippled Cortex’s admonitions, I chose a very dark and rather fetching aubergine. Should I be proud?

  11. Top Ender

    The new alternative to Where’s Wally?

    Investigators from Murray River Police District are attempting to locate Dylan James Dudley VOLLER.

    Mr VOLLER is wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by the Deniliquin Local Court in May 2019.

    The offences listed in the warrant include Robbery while armed with an offensive weapon and shoplifting. Both of these incidents occurred in Moama in March and January respectfully.

    Mr VOLLER, 21 years old, is described as being approximately 170cm tall, with brown eyes and short dark brown hair.

    If you see Mr VOLLER, do not approach him, but contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.

    If you have any information please call, Deniliquin Detectives on 03 5881 9299.

    Alternatively, Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

  12. Infidel Tiger

    Pretty safe with the squirrels in Bali. They don’t carry rabies

    Rabies is restricted to the feral Australians in Kuta.

    Everywhere else in Bali is magic. Well, except for the beach after heavy rain.

  13. Mother Lode

    right wing conservative faction

    Right wing and conservatives – how the hell did they creep their way into the Liberal Party, which was set up under Menzies as a progressive project?

    Do you think these people realise how stupid they sound when they complain about the right existing in the Liberal party?

  14. Infidel Tiger

    Does anyone else have problems with Safari on Iphone loading News Ltd sites?

    Have had issues for weeks now and deleting all browsing history and cookies cures it for only a few loads.

  15. feelthebern

    Does anyone else have problems with Safari on Iphone loading News Ltd sites?

    Apparently that only happens after looking a gay p0rn sites.

  16. JC

    Yes Artie, I have the same problem.

  17. ian3029

    IT

    Have had same problem for weeks on my ipad.

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Apparently that only happens after looking a gay p0rn sites.

    Your Instagram page?

  19. Jessie

    The Australian Climate Alarm Election
    by Viv Forbes & Dr Geoff Derrick
    22 May 2019

    Source: – Saltbush Club

    The Climate Alarm Election
    by by Viv Forbes & Dr Geoff Derrick
    22 May 2019

    The ALP-Greens-ABC-GetUp-Turnbull-CFMEU-Fairfax alliance ran hard in Australia’s recent climate alarm election – they lost.
    So let us see no more anti-coal caravans, hear no more climate propaganda and replace Pied Piper Processions with hard science education. The new government must also stop blatant promotion of green energy with targets, subsidies and carbon taxes, and focus on infrastructure catch-up.
    Forecasts of doom are frequent, and they fail just as frequently. .

    Climate is always changing. Global cooling always follows global warming.
    Government policies that assume continuous global warming expose our society and economy to huge risks for no measurable benefits when that forecast proves disastrously wrong.
    Despite the election win, there is no room to relax. As Geoff Derrick pointed out:
    “We must remember that the Coalition still subsidises renewables, has not built a dam for a long long time, is only lukewarm about a new coal-fired power station, has little interest in nuclear power,
    still gives too much money to the ABC, still wants to flood the country with immigrants before infrastructure can adequately cope, and we still have that French submarine agreement. And none of them can read a ‘sciency’ graph.”

    We must keep the government focussed on more reliable base-load coal power, increased water storage and weather-proofed roads and rail.
    We must also exit from the UN Paris and Kyoto “agreements”, and emphasise logic, maths and science in education.

  20. feelthebern

    Terrible IT.
    You work on that & post something better.

  21. Atoms for Peace

    back to the Bern

    Dear Doctor
    After a big surprise on Saturday evening, I have been suffering from the blues as well as blue b**ls.
    As it is now Wednesday or is it Thursday?, this has gone on for almost 30 changes of jocks
    Should I be concerned?
    If this continues, will there be any permanent damage to myself or to the pardee.?
    Look forward to hearing from you or anyone really

    Kind regards
    Tits

  22. Infidel Tiger

    Terrible IT.
    You work on that & post something better.

    I’m gun shy on gay jokes.

    Could end up in the clink.

  23. Tom

    Sorry, Custard. You need a party leader like Latham. Cory Bernardi is way too low-energy — and is now basically admitting he has no idea how to run a political party. From his weekly newsletter:

    Some columns are much harder to write than others. This one is bittersweet.

    I am pleased that the Coalition was re-elected last Saturday but disappointed that the Australian Conservatives barely troubled the electoral scorers.

    The lack of success wasn’t due to an absence of hard work. Our candidates and volunteers worked tirelessly to get the message out. They represented our Party well, with dignity and respect.

    Alas, the hard work of these fine men and women wasn’t recognised at the ballot box but I can’t praise them enough. Their enthusiasm and commitment to principled policy and never compromising their integrity is something to be admired.

    Naturally, there are lots of different thoughts about the result but after some reflection, I have drawn a few conclusions.

    First and foremost is the campaign performance of Scott Morrison. He was simply phenomenal and his candour, humility and enthusiasm for our country were in stark contrast to his opponent (and his predecessor PM).

    I have no doubt he drew many disillusioned conservative voters back to the Liberal Party. As one Party member wrote to me today:

    “With Turnbull lurching to the left, we were a great alternative, but with Morrison, deeply socially conservative, and an evangelical Christian, it robbed us of our ability to differentiate.”

    That said, the election result was a win for common sense and decency. Australia emphatically rejected the class warfare and identity politics that Labor sought to make the battleground of this campaign. To their credit, the Libs mostly rejected that mantra and this provided a refreshing contrast to what has been in recent years.

    He might as well pack up his tent and rejoin the Lieborals.

    And my first preference vote for AC in the Senate was wasted. Never again.

  24. feelthebern

    Dear Snowcone
    Chloe has denied me marital privileges since Saturday night.
    She called me a loser & makes me sleep on the couch.
    How long should I expect this to last?

    Regards
    BS

  25. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Mehajer is still fighting allegations that he staged a 2017 crash in which his Mercedes AMG collided with another vehicle just before he was meant to appear in court over a taxi driver assault.

    I hear lebanon is nice this time of year…

  26. feelthebern

    Latham reads the Cat.

  27. Infidel Tiger

    Total vindication for me on Australian Conservatives.

    I warned you all. A ponzi vanity project.

  28. Memoryvault

    We must keep the government focussed on more reliable base-load coal power, increased water storage and weather-proofed roads and rail.
    We must also exit from the UN Paris and Kyoto “agreements”, and emphasise logic, maths and science in education.

    Yes.
    And we must help the unicorns when they fly backwards in winter to keep the rain out of their eyes. Anybody got anything else to add to our fairy story wish-list?

  29. rickw

    Was in LA in January.

    You can go from one side of the city to the other in 20 minutes at 70 mph, and not a traffic light in sight!

    Yep, I was driving there in Feb, even surprisingly good in heavy rain. Far better than Melbourne.

  30. DrBeauGan

    The lack of success wasn’t due to an absence of hard work. Our candidates and volunteers worked tirelessly to get the message out. They represented our Party well, with dignity and respect.

    Alas, the hard work of these fine men and women wasn’t recognised at the ballot box but I can’t praise them enough. Their enthusiasm and commitment to principled policy and never compromising their integrity is something to be admired.

    As I predicted.

    It’s your inability to get a high media profile because of the boring dullness and incompetence of your advisors. I told you face to face, Cory, and you thought you knew better. I was right, you were wrong. Frankly, I don’t see you as having the ticker to confront the cause of your stuff ups. So you’ll go down the gurgler.

  31. feelthebern

    LA has been pretty good since Vic Mackey cleaned up Farmington.

  32. feelthebern

    Corey rejoins the LNP moments before the 2022 election is called.

  33. mh

    Cory’s concerns are always for the Liberal Party.

    Please give up now, AC supporters.

  34. DrBeauGan

    I bought an Oppo and a SIM card in Sri Lanka and used it as a wifi hotspot for my phone. I shall use the same system in Cuba. I’m just glad to hear they have SIM cards and towers.

  35. Des Deskperson

    ‘What kind of pension does Julia Banks get for being such a career?’

    Banks was a one-term member who’s departure was ‘involuntary’ – she lost her seat.

    I’m by no means an expert, but my understanding is that all she gets is a resettlement allowance of 12 weeks of her previous salary, in Bank’s case, the allowance would total around $50,000.

    She is also entitled to a lump sum comprising whichever of the following is higher:

    a refund of super contributions plus a supplement; or
    a sum representing the superannuation guarantee safety-net amount

    She was previously a corporate lawyer

  36. Memoryvault

    Cory’s concerns are always for the Liberal Party.

    +100 mh

  37. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #3022558, posted on May 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm
    As I predicted.

    It’s your inability to get a high media profile because of the boring dullness and incompetence of your advisors. I told you face to face, Cory, and you thought you knew better. I was right, you were wrong. Frankly, I don’t see you as having the ticker to confront the cause of your stuff ups. So you’ll go down the gurgler.

    Many of us were telling the same here in plenty of time for his party to react, and if nobody else at AC reads the cat, at least Custard could have warned him about what the lack of political exposure will result in.

  38. woolfe

    Corey should stand down and give his seat to Riccardo.

  39. DrBeauGan

    Many of us were telling the same here in plenty of time for his party to react, and if nobody else at AC reads the cat, at least Custard could have warned him about what the lack of political exposure will result in.

    There are people at AC who read the Çat, I asked. But they think they are smarter than we are. I talked to Cory yonks since, when I went to a meeting with Custard.

    Cory thought he was smart too. He’s not stupid, he’s brighter than most politicians. But that’s a low standard.

  40. mh

    Cory’s concerns are always for the Liberal Party.

    +100 mh

    Thank you.

    At least with Pauline Hanson you know she will never pine for her old party. They got her locked up!

  41. Shatterzzz

    I have a suspicion that all children, including teenagers and 9 year olds, would prefer the time was spent with their mother not some random stranger who volunteered.

    Especially, when mummy is more likely to know where daddy hides the “stash”!

  42. Knuckle Dragger

    Ftb, 2.29 pm;

    Vic Mackey was a misunderstood genius.

  43. Knuckle Dragger

    I had a Vic Mackey jacket before he did.

    In fact, it could be said Mackey has a KD jacket.

  44. Shatterzzz

    He also feared his son’s jailing meant he could lose the family home because Salim would not be able to continue to fight a bankruptcy action against him in the NSW Supreme Court.

    From the bloke who transferred $20 million to Lebanon .. !

  45. IT;

    Total vindication for me on Australian Conservatives.

    I warned you all. A ponzi vanity project.

    Well, we had a go at it, IT.

  46. DrBeauGan

    Cory’s instinct is to not annoy anyone. He should be annoying the hell out of the loony loser lefties. It would tell uninformed voters, nearly all of them, what he stands for. Because at present they don’t have the foggiest idea.

  47. Shy Ted

    Very dry between Adelaide and the Flinders Ranges, Max. Paddock after paddock with not a blade of crop, stock being fed hay, lots of evidence of ploughing and planting but no real evidence of growth. Towns very quiet but we had a couple of storms in the Ranges while there so fingers crossed. We stopped off at a friend’ farm at Tarlee and they’re doing it tough but have planted in the hope of something. Had intended to head up to Lake Eyre but the forecast was more storms and it’s a hard enough road without that particular challenge. Very nostalgic trip for me having done a few contracts in the area in days gone by. “I love a sunburnt country” always comes to mind on these trips.

  48. stackja

    Bowen may bow out of Labor leadership race to clear way for Albanese
    Staff writers, News Corp Australia Network

    Chris Bowen will front the media this afternoon amid speculation he plans to drop out of the Labor leadership race and clear the way for Anthony Albanese to replace Bill Shorten.

    Mr Bowen will speak in Sydney at 3.45pm.

    The press conference comes after senior members of the NSW Right faction threw their support behind Mr Albanese, the Left faction candidate, rather than Mr Bowen.

  49. He also feared his son’s jailing meant he could lose the family home because Salim would not be able to continue to fight a bankruptcy action against him in the NSW Supreme Court.

    Don’t these idiots realise the fact that actions have consequences?
    Why is the miserable wreck of a father even given some sort of public forum to whinge about what a feckless father he was, and what a stupid bastard he whelped?

  50. feelthebern

    Bowen is delusional.
    Worst immigration minister ever.
    Worst opposition leader candidate ever.

  51. For an ex Lieutenant Colonel in the SAS, Corey has sod all push to him. Why isn’t he kicking arses from one side of Australia to the other?
    Look – I’m just annoyed that I stood outside the Barcaldine booth handing out HTV cards for 9 hours with a fifteen minute break to dash home for some analgesia for a migraine.

  52. DrBeauGan

    Bowen is delusional.
    Worst immigration minister ever.
    Worst opposition leader candidate ever.

    So let’s support him enthusiastically.

  53. Knuckle Dragger

    Let me guess. Bowen’s platform: ‘If you don’t like me, don’t vote for me’.

    Because that worked so well before.

  54. Zatara

    Republicans have won the two US Congressional special elections which took place today in Pennsylvania.

    Roll on 2020.

  55. Knuckle Dragger

    Winston, you would almost certainly know my old mate from Barcaldine…….

    A champ of a man. Lovely wife. Good in a tight spot, as they say.

  56. stackja

    DrBeauGan
    #3022588, posted on May 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm
    Cory’s instinct is to not annoy anyone. He should be annoying the hell out of the loony loser lefties. It would tell uninformed voters, nearly all of them, what he stands for. Because at present they don’t have the foggiest idea.

    PHON and FA ‘annoy the hell out of the loony loser lefties.’

  57. feelthebern

    Good in a tight spot, as they say.

    Phrasing.

    h/t Archer.

  58. DrBeauGan

    Look – I’m just annoyed that I stood outside the Barcaldine booth handing out HTV cards for 9 hours with a fifteen minute break to dash home for some analgesia for a migraine.

    I didn’t. I voted Custard #1, knowing it would be a wasted vote, and knowing that handing out htv cards would be an even bigger waste of time. I made a gesture, because that was all it was worth.

    AC is going down the gurgler from now on, as people realise supporting it is pointless. Prediction. Their hard work is a complete waste of time. I warned Custard and Riccardo of this here before the election.

    If you’re going to try, you should try your hardest, but it wasn’t good judgment to try at all given Cory’s seriously defective methodology.

  59. pete m

    I think expectations for AC far exceeded their general appeal.

    No money for national campaign, no leader who took on pc crowd and no air time in general from media only interested in main parties or those who could harm them.

    It will be a slow burn effort if they decide to hang around.

    AC would have polled 5% if liberals still led by turnbull.

  60. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Memoryvault
    #3022034, posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:43 pm
    The problem is underlying – the RET

    Hey MV, agree with you, wish it was gone, but that’s something that wasn’t TA’s fault.

    Bar Beach Swimmer
    #3006357, posted on May 6, 2019 at 11:42 pm
    Abbott couldn’t get it through the Senate.
    Renewable Energy Target: Clive Palmer rules out doing deal with Government
    ABC – PM BY POLITICAL REPORTER JAMES GLENDAY
    UPDATED WED 12 NOV 2014, 7:14 PM AEDT

  61. Pedro the Ignorant

    For an ex Lieutenant Colonel in the SAS, Corey has sod all push to him.

    ?????????

    I know Riccardo is ex SAS, but Corey? typo?

  62. Real Deal

    The commentator Jane Caro’s remarks have been reported elsewhere. She referred to voters as “turds”

    Embrace your inner deplorable turdiness.
    Bumper sticker … “I am a turd and I vote”.

    “Truculent Turds” no less. It appears that Jane Caro is eating several truculent turd sandwiches garnished with dogs vomit. Munch away, Jane and keep smiling that turd sandwich grin.

  63. Mark A

    If you’re going to try, you should try your hardest, but it wasn’t good judgment to try at all given Cory’s seriously defective methodology.

    What would bug me more is that both were doing their hardest and only were second on the list, a hopeless position.

    (Of course I’m unaware of whats sort of effort the peeps on top of their list made.)

  64. DrBeauGan

    PHON and FA ‘annoy the hell out of the loony loser lefties.’

    And both have gained because of it. Not enough in Anning’s case, alas. But Pauline has got a level of support that numbers says disparagingly is one third of the ALPs. Just think where she’d be if she had some rational economic policies and good judgment in picking her staff. She’s a one woman band, and she’s beating AC hands down.

  65. Mark A

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #3022610, posted on May 22, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    For an ex Lieutenant Colonel in the SAS, Corey has sod all push to him.

    Nothing of the sort.

    Best known if? for his rowing ability until injured.

  66. Pedro the Ignorant

    Just thought I would toss this in the hat.

    Top five cities for graduates (based on income, job prospects, rent and utilities costs etc.)

    In reverse order:

    5. Ballarat Vic,
    4. Gold Coast Qld,
    3. Canberra ACT (!),
    2. Armidale NSW, and . . . . . . ta-da!. . . .

    1. Kalgoorlie Boulder WA.

    Who’d a thunk it?
    Best Graduate Cities.

  67. DrBeauGan

    It’s Cory, not Corey. He’s a good bloke for a politician.

    That’s a terrible thing to say about anyone.

  68. Makka

    Yeah but who tf wants to live in Kal , Pedro?

  69. Notafan

    MV plays fast and loose with the truth in relation to Abbott and the ret, yes the legislation passed when he was prime minister (and don’t forget the original ret was introduced by John Howard in 2001) it was the price he paid to get other very important legislation through like the removal of the carbon tax because he did not have control the upper house and Clive Palmer, for Al Gore moment reasons of his own forced this compromise.

    I guess a kind of a lie is still a lie.

  70. cohenite

    How are Cowan and Hunter going. Scomo is definitely going to get 78 but with those 2 maybe 80 exactly reversing waleeeeed’s prediction.

  71. Old School Conservative

    No-one could have ever predicted this. None of us.

    Five people have been arrested and luxury cars seized in western Sydney over an organised criminal syndicate suspected of defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme of millions of dollars.
    (The Oz)

  72. Bruce of Newcastle

    Which came first, Hollywood or nutty actors?

    Hollywood Demands McDonald’s ‘End Agony for Billions of Animals’: ‘We Believe in Standing Up for Those Who Can’t Stand Up for Themselves’

    Some 25 actors, models, and professional athletes joined forces for a PSA from Mercy For Animals, urging viewers to demand McDonald’s “eliminate the worst cruelty for their chickens.”

    Will they stand up for unborn kids who can’t stand up for themselves too?

  73. Tom

    If you’re going to run a non-left political party, if you don’t understand that 90-95% of journalists are lefties and will give you zero coverage except ABC-Al Jazeera-style attempted gotchas, you’re delusional.
    Therefore, if you don’t have at least $10 million in the bank to spend on a slick, professional TV advertising campaign in the month leading up to the election, you are wasting your time.
    That is your starting point: your entire fund-raising effort should aim to amass at least $10 million to buy your capital city TV promotional content. (By comparison, the Fat Bastard Party spent $55 million.)

    If you don’t think that is possible, you’re not serious and should do something else.

  74. Makka

    it was the price he paid to get other very important legislation through like the removal of the carbon tax

    No notafan. It’s the price WE have paid and continue to do so.

    Abbott does no wrong in your eyes but in fact he did. A whole lot of wrong because as PM he was weak and far too easily mislead. He’s a good decent person with clearly strong conservative values, stronger than most conservatives. He’s not at all far right however. His part in Turbull’s removal will be seen as part redemption by many for his failings as PM. I would agree with that. But, Abbott screwed up big time. On reflection, being the very decent bloke he is, it’s a real shame he couldn’t make it as PM. He tried to keep too many people happy, too many of the wrong kind of people.

  75. Tintarella di Luna

    Why is the miserable wreck of a father even given some sort of public forum to whinge about what a feckless father he was, and what a stupid bastard he whelped?

    The father did some serious gaol time for fraud

  76. Leigh Lowe

    There has been a lot of talk about Climate Change, Franking Credits and Negative Gearing.
    However, there was another policy which cost them big-time and that was limiting the deductibility of tax advice.
    Why?
    Well, tax lawyers and accountants just love churn and instability in tax law. Sure, they’ll make sympathetic noises to clients who might lose out, whilst quietly doing a little fist-pump because they know those clients will be back for advice when the law changes.
    But threaten to crimp their fees?
    Well, that is something else.
    I know several tax accountants through my work and they were absolutely spitting chips (including one rustadon). I reckon they were winding their clients up big-time that Labor was eeeevvvviiiil.
    Apart from that, it would make fuck all difference to help the Treasury coffers.

  77. Harlequin Decline

    I mentioned this bloke yesterday in relation to possibly providing some funds for the anti-Abbott campaign. He pops up again today in the, probably paywalled Oz

    A solar energy developer backed by software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has launched legal action against the Queensland government opposing the state’s new rule requiring licensed electricians to install panels on solar farms.

    Impact Investment Group — developers of the 35mW Brigalow solar project near Pittsworth in the state’s southeast — filed a legal action in the Queensland Supreme Court after the new regulation for large solar developments came into effect on May 13.

    The rule was developed in response to the discovery of faulty solar units by the government’s Office of Industrial Relations with concerns raised over unlicensed workers and a lack of understanding in the industry about when electricians are required to mount and remove solar panels.

  78. Notafan

    Tabloids sell outrageousness.

    Conservatives don’t offer it.

    I think decent AC candidates like Peter Ricardo and Kevin’s best option is is to join the liberal party.

    I suspect that Menzies progressive party was far more like the so-called right wing of the liberal party than the so-called Centre.

    Can you imagine Menzies on the subjects of same sex marriage and climate change?

  79. Natural Instinct

    Their ABC has run four dsys of ALP propaganda.
    Who cares who is running? Who cares that someone took their bat and went home? Breathless excitement. Tell me in six weeks who the new leader is.
    And in the meantime tell me about the winners.
    The local members who smacked labor
    The possible new cabinet.

  80. Mark A

    Makka
    #3022639, posted on May 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm
    He tried to keep too many people happy, too many of the wrong kind of people.

    And there you have it.
    People who wouldn’t vote for him in a fit.

  81. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    AC would have polled 5% if liberals still led by turnbull.

    That is so. After the NSW election I knew it was hopeless, but still wanted to fly the flag for Riccardo in the Senate. As second on the list I didn’t think he had any chance of getting up, but loyalty is my forte, and then Bill Shorten kept on getting worse and worse and blind Freddy could see that voting for the Libs was going to be strong. I think people were also very wary (especially in Wentworth) of splitting their vote in case in some strange way it might benefit Tits.

    With this writing on the wall, I put Libs in the Cat Poll as having SEVEN seats over the line. And lookee, I am not going to be too far out either. 😀

    I advised everyone who got my Australian Conservatives HTV to vote for Dave Sharma in the Reps and Conservatives in the Senate. Haven’t checked booth numbers as yet, but it will be interesting to see if my booth and Hairy’s booth did any better for AC’s being attended than those where we just put a corflute, and if any other booths had an AC vote at all where there was nothing and no-one on site.

    I think having the public electoral message (terrific corflutes and HTV’s) that there are ‘conservatives’ in the world and proud of it is no bad thing anyway. Hairy thinks Cory should dissolve AC’s and re-join the Libs but I am not yet convinced. A Party structure exists; Cory can vote with the Libs, but subtly bargain for his vote on some issues of crucial importance to Conservatives. Climate maybe. Or removal of ‘safe schools’ dogma from any Federally funded institution for those under the age of 18. If Cory can’t pressure on climate and gender madness, then of course I will no longer think it worthwhile to support AC’s at all.

  82. Makka

    Bowen’s pulling out. Smart move. Retirees and the close-to’s don’t trust the douche bag and never will. Not enough votes with that dog.

    Commy Albo and some other bloke now looks like. I hope it’s Albo. He talks like a Union Organiser , they’ll love him in Qld.

  83. stackja

    Chris Bowen has dropped out of the Labor leadership race just a day after declaring he would run against Anthony Albanese.

    The Shadow Treasurer announced his decision to bow out this afternoon after a flood of Labor MPs declared their support for Mr Albanese, including senior figures from Labor’s Right faction.

    It has cleared the way for Mr Albanese to replace Bill Shorten as Labor leader unopposed – unless another candidate puts their hand up. Shadow Finance Minister Jim Chalmers is understood to still be considering whether to run for the top job.

  84. Notafan

    I have never said Abbott did no wrong but he’s not an American president and he didn’t have control of the upper house so blaming him exclusively for the ret when he wanted to abolish it is nonsense.

    Giving jobs to spot destroyer and that other one was plain stupid as was failing to abolish 18 c because some lily-livered liars told him he needed to do that in order to reduce the terror threat.

    Though I don’t get hot and bothered about 18 C because to me it’s as relevant as pay rates for telegraph boys

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think decent AC candidates like Peter Ricardo and Kevin’s best option is is to join the liberal party.

    Actually they might be better off joining the Nationals.

    The Photios wets have had their wings clipped a bit but are still firmly in control of the Lib structure. They aren’t going anywhere. Any classic rightwing Liberal is going to get the Jim Molan treatment by them.

    The Nats seem more pliable and more in need of talent. And they have Barnaby as a battering ram if they can get on side with him. Their policies are more righty than the Libs too.

  86. Tintarella di Luna

    Five people have been arrested and luxury cars seized in western Sydney over an organised criminal syndicate suspected of defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme of millions of dollars.

    Championed uphill and down dale by none other than Bill Shorten – it was a vanity project by Shorten, Rudd, Gillard – it was never about doing good but about seeming to do good. The moment the legislation was passed they tossed it to the bureaucrats — that’s why it’s so beset by enormous problems. introduced a year early without funding, without infrastructure and without anyone knowing and effing thing about what the real needs were/are.

    My son’s plan was defrauded and that’s with the National Disability Insurance Agency itself managing his plan because I thought that would be the safest option. How wrong and still I have no idea about who defrauded it and by how much.

    The Coalition was left with this Leviathan with a yawning maw, no safety standards, no checks and balances and ripe for the fraudsters. The Coalition did nothing for six years to fix the administrative side of this gargantuan scheme they let it fester firstly because Tony was too timid in the face of the white-anting shysters within his own party, and then under the stewardship of Malcolm Turnbull nothing was done because Malcolm had to be loved by all and didn’t want the shrieking from the usual suspects.

    The NDIS is a bureaucratic debacle — everything touched by bureaucracy putrefies in their incompetent mitts — the bureaucracy is indolent and laissez-faire — look at the child-care fraud, look at the pink batts fraud, look at the Education Revolution fraud — every single one was bureaucrat-centric.

  87. Notafan

    By the way Netflix Marcella

    Season 2 despite the, as it turned out, rather implausible plot and a couple of other minor flaws it was very watchable.

    onwards now to a couple of other cat recommendations thank you.

  88. Done Deal

    And in other news, it’s actually the Wong chap who Australia wants:
    Sam Dastyari, the former Labor senator and NSW party general secretary, said: ‘Penny is the leader Labor wants and the Labor party needs’.

    Not mention the chicoms. Must really burn now they don’t have a foreign minister that “speaks their lingo”…

  89. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I wore my pigtails under my Conservatives hat. They seemed to work.
    Couldn’t have the punters thinking that all Conservatives were old fuddy-duddy’s. 🙂

  90. Leigh Lowe

    Chris Bowen has dropped out of the Labor leadership race just ten minutes after everyone found out that Schorten was scharpening ze knifes again a day after declaring he would run against Anthony Albanese.

  91. “Though I don’t get hot and bothered about 18 C because to me it’s as relevant as pay rates for telegraph boys”

    Until they come for you Notafan.

  92. Pedro:

    For an ex Lieutenant Colonel in the SAS, Corey has sod all push to him.

    ?????????

    I know Riccardo is ex SAS, but Corey? typo?

    Oh poo bum.
    I mispoke myself there. Did it once before, confusing the Don River in the USSR with the Volga.
    How embarrasment.
    (I may have had a series of minor strokes when the old heart was chugging along on one of its eight cylinders, with a sticking valve and a dicky carby. I keep on confusing nouns. It’s a pain in the arse.)

  93. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The NDIS is a bureaucratic debacle — everything touched by bureaucracy putrefies in their incompetent mitts — the bureaucracy is indolent and laissez-faire

    I’ve spent a morning with them recently about a child I sometimes care for, and can only say you are spot on. It is a Leviathan. Overly complex and rule bound, full of ridiculous box-ticking about aims and outcomes, and the person whom I was ‘supporting’ in her application had actually felt it necessary to hire a ‘specialist’ to help with the application. That such hires are available and thriving speaks volumes.

  94. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Cory should also as an independent pressure the Libs on removal of 18C.
    This is a pernicious piece of legislation that if left in place can only do harm and get worse.

  95. Makka

    and the person whom I was ‘supporting’ in her application had actually felt it necessary to hire a ‘specialist’ to help with the application. That such hires are available and thriving speaks volumes.

    Sizeable businesses spring up around these bureaucratic black holes. No doubt major party contributors looking to lobby for more complexity, not less. These “great social reforms” seem to often turn out to be battery geese farms shitting golden eggs for the maaaates.

  96. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I don’t buy IT’s argument that Cory was promoting a personal Ponzi scheme. He had no need for the agro that a new Party entails and he did send the Libs a beautiful message about Malcolm.

    He could have just hung in there enjoying his perks for the full six years, no probs.

  97. look at the Education Revolution fraud

    The company i was working for at the time made a ton of money off it.

  98. Done Deal

    I’ve seen no evidence that Plibstar is particularly stretched because of the her contributions to policy. You never see a think piece by her, most of her public output is cheap, third hand smears .

    ..

    Yep, that and a smart arse smirk will only get you so far

  99. Top Ender

    Voller springs up on the Gold Coast. Wonder if the wallopers were there to grab him later:

    High profile former Northern Territory youth detainee, Dylan Voller, has pleaded guilty in a Gold Coast court to making a bomb hoax at last year’s Commonwealth Games.

    The 21-year-old rang triple-0 on April 15, 2018 and said a bomb was planted at the finish line of the marathon.

    The threat led to a search of the Broadwater Parklands, but did not disrupt the event.

    Voller pleaded guilty in the District Court on the Gold Coast to one charge of staging a bomb hoax.

    The former Don Dale detainee, who gave evidence at the 2016 Royal Commission into Youth Detention, was sentenced to six months in prison, immediately suspended.

    The court heard Voller was homeless at the time of the threat and is now living in stable accommodation in Sydney and working to help Indigenous youth.

    Link

  100. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    a couple of other cat recommendations

    Try “The Last Kingdom”. It’s a series that has two well-cast lead characters, compellingly acted.

    Reviews say ‘Like Game of Thrones, but real’. Set in the ninth century, about Alfred the Great of Wessex and the fight to reclaim what is now Northern England from the Danes and Norsemen.

  101. feelthebern

    Bowen’s pulling out.

    Phrasing.

  102. areff

    The Photios wets have had their wings clipped a bit

    Let’s hope Molan gets back and rips them off entirely

  103. Leigh Lowe

    Therefore, if you don’t have at least $10 million in the bank to spend on a slick, professional TV advertising campaign in the month leading up to the election, you are wasting your time.
    That is your starting point: your entire fund-raising effort should aim to amass at least $10 million to buy your capital city TV promotional content. (By comparison, the Fat Bastard Party spent $55 million.)

    I disagree slightly Tom.
    I think the starting point is to haul in business-people (not peak industry types, but CEO’s and CFO’s of actual businesses) and put it to them that, if they aren’t prepared to do any heavy lifting to save their arses, the LNP isn’t going to give a fuck.
    For too long businesses have timidly sat back on the fence, too shit-scared that GetUp and Sleeping Giants will screw them on Twatter.
    Start with the banks …

    “Listen up. If we hadn’t won, you’d be copping it up the arse today with a rusty pipe from some Clerks’ Union Exec Level 2 from APRA or Treasury. Hello capped salaries and constant reaming and goodbye bonuses. So, if you don’t get up on your hind legs and fight back, we will assume that is exactly what you want and deliver it to you.”

  104. Mitch M.

    I’m currently going through all my backed up links, emails, and references and came across this gem. So tedious going through the backlog but must be done before I wind up the thinking part of me again.

  105. The former Don Dale detainee, who gave evidence at the 2016 Royal Commission into Youth Detention, was sentenced to six months in prison, immediately suspended.

    I think we’re all able to spot the problem with Dillon Volis’ court appearance at the Gold Coast.

  106. areff

    They’re lazy buggers over in Cowan. No change to the numbers yet, with Zacky Mallah’s cobber Aly still 700+ ahead.

    But the way the postals are breaking, and even allowing for the oodles of postals that were sent and have not been listed as returned, the Lib seems to be in with a chance.

    https://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/HouseDivisionPage-24310-237.htm

  107. thefrollickingmole

    Cant runa country.

    But ok at banning all the things…

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/22/england-plastic-straws-ban

    Plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers to be banned in England
    Government confirms ban on sale and use of items from April next year

    I wonder if it will work as well as a knife ban?

    Alternatives are available, including serving drinks without straws or stirrers, which is preferable, or using paper straws and biodegradable products in place of plastic stirrers and cotton buds. The only exceptions to the new rule will be for people with a medical need or disability, for whom plastic straws and other materials will be available upon request.

    Registered pharmacies will be permitted to sell plastic straws, over the counter or online

    Im sure it has appeased the loony know nothings…

    “Ultimately, we need producers to take responsibility for the plastic pollution caused by all their products, whether it’s bags, balloons, packets, containers or otherwise. That’s why we’re campaigning for legislation to cut back on pointless plastic across the board.”

    Now who could have predicted that?

    If anyone had the shriveled vestiges of knackers in the septic isles they would sneak in “disposable nappies” to the banned list and see how long the legislation lasts.

  108. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Memoryvault
    #3022092, posted on May 21, 2019 at 11:17 pm
    Don’t go soft on us, man!
    “Mellow” would be a better descriptor Calli.
    I adopted two older cats – Tink (9) and Gingi (7) over the weekend. We are getting on like a house on fire and it has been very calming and comforting.

    MV, good on you!

  109. areff

    37 Days: run-up to the First World War. Terrific.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    Bass … LNP up by 504 votes, with 89% counted. Uh-oh … postals tightening. I wonder.
    Macquarie … LNP up by 151 votes with 87% counted. Postals going 57:43 to the Libs.
    It looks like 78 seats, which is great.
    A definite discouragement to any wannabe Juliar Banks types.
    Still might be worth reminding Trumble and his sprog that offering inducements/threats to MPs is a criminal offence.

  111. Leigh Lowe

    areff
    #3022697, posted on May 22, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    They’re lazy buggers over in Cowan. No change to the numbers yet, with Zacky Mallah’s cobber Aly still 700+ ahead.

    Them extra ballots won’t write themselves.

  112. Infidel Tiger

    Let’s hope Molan gets back and rips them off entirely

    He’s gone for good.

  113. Dr Faustus

    Australian democracy is the poorer for Chris Bowen withdrawing from the ALP Leadership contest.

    We badly needed the little chap to spend two years explaining and defending his shite economic policies in excruciating detail, before being shanked by Plibbers in the run-up to 2022.

    At least his potential candidacy, albeit cruelly snuffed, has given a useful insight into the powerful role Bill ‘The Delusionist’ Shorten will play in the Albo Opposition. Good job, guys.

  114. Exit Stage Right

    Annastacia now claiming she is sick of the Adani delays.
    Pretending that her State Govt is not to blame.
    Duck shoving the reason for the delay in approval to some (another) environmental review.
    As if, Annastacia. The little bird will survive, just like the Lungfish would have.
    Pull Trad into line, otherwise you are GGGAAAAWWWNNN.

  115. EvilElvis

    And my first preference vote for AC in the Senate was wasted. Never again.

    How was it wasted? Maybe chuck the greens down next time and then you’ll feel like a winner.

  116. stackja

    Wentworth Two candidate preferred by polling place
    Phelps seems to have got beaches, Double Bay, Paddo vote,

  117. Leigh Lowe

    Des Deskperson
    #3022564, posted on May 22, 2019 at 2:33 pm
    ‘What kind of pension does Julia Banks get for being such a career?’
    Banks was a one-term member who’s departure was ‘involuntary’ – she lost her seat.
    I’m by no means an expert, but my understanding is that all she gets is a resettlement allowance of 12 weeks of her previous salary, in Bank’s case, the allowance would total around $50,000.

    Pretty meagre return for a would be giant-killer who was going to hold the balance of power, or at least be the ABC’s go-to for “independent” Coalition slag-offs.

    Tony Windsor wll be relieved at least.

  118. BrettW

    Hilarious to see Qld Premier backtracking massively over Adani. Wonder why ?!!!!

    Next backflip will be Jackie Trad walking around in a Start Adani t-shirt.

  119. Leigh Lowe

    BrettW
    #3022712, posted on May 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm
    Hilarious to see Qld Premier backtracking massively over Adani. Wonder why ?!!!!
    Next backflip will be Jackie Trad walking around in a Start Adani t-shirt.

    In the good old days, someone from Trades Hall would have popped around for a chat with Jackie.
    Conversation would have gone like :-
    Union Guy : (Drops manilla folder containing all manner of dirt on desk) “Have a read of that Darl.”
    Jackie : (Gasp) “But this isn’t true. And neither is that. Or that.”
    Union Guy : “Who knows? But if it gets printed … Now, let’s talk about jobs. Mining jobs … your job.”

  120. Hilarious to see Qld Premier backtracking massively over Adani. Wonder why ?!!!!
    Next backflip will be Jackie Trad walking around in a Start Adani t-shirt.

    Not until they’ve found a new very safe seat for the Heifer sized Harridan. She’s toast in the Green Left seat she’s currently in, & she’s so punter-unfriendly they’ll need to find a rusted-on seat with sufficient margin to absorb her abrasive personality (hi-viz content not an option).

  121. EvilElvis

    For too long businesses have timidly sat back on the fence, too shit-scared that GetUp and Sleeping Giants will screw them on Twatter.

    Bang on.

  122. Roger

    In the good old days, someone from Trades Hall would have popped around for a chat with Jackie.

    Qld CFMMEU head Stephen Smyth gave her a dressing down after she suggested coal miners need to re-skill but the dogma runs deep in Jackie.

  123. Bruce of Newcastle

    For too long businesses have timidly sat back on the fence, too shit-scared that GetUp and Sleeping Giants will screw them on Twatter.

    Um, actually they’ve been converted into true believers.

    Charging upwards: BHP recharges its electric vehicle take-up forecasts (SMH yesterday)

    BHP has lifted its forecasts for the adoption of electric vehicles around the world, a phenomenon that will have substantial ramifications for the world’s biggest miner.

    BHP warns investors coal could be phased out ‘sooner than expected’ (today)

    BHP is looking to add more oil, copper and nickel resources to its portfolio, while souring on thermal coal because it thinks the fossil fuel will be phased out, “potentially sooner than expected”.

    BHP’s chief financial officer, Peter Beaven, told investors and analysts in a strategy briefing on Wednesday that “the world will be a very different place in 10 to 20 years’ time” and the global miner must be thoughtful about the risks and opportunities.

    ‘Get woke go broke’ comes to mind.

  124. JC

    Bruce

    Boards are placing enormous pressure on these CEO’s to get rid of coal. It’s horrendous. They won’t be invited to the right parties otherwise.

  125. thefrollickingmole

    Happy times ahead for the EU parasites.

    An influx of climate-denying far-right MEPs could pose a “toxic” threat to EU climate policy after the European elections, according to senior MEPs and academics.

    Populist parties are expected to take up to a third of the parliamentary seats in Thursday’s vote, with Matteo Salvini’s League in contention to be the largest single party, and Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) overtaking Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche in some polls.

    Cooperation among the fractious far-right forces is far from assured, but those at the centre of an alliance Salvini is trying to craft with Le Pen, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and Jarosław Kaczyński’s Law and Justice party (PiS) in Poland view climate action as a potential barrier to fossil fuel-led growth.

    With key decisions looming on EU emissions targets, fears are growing that rightwingers could block or water down EU climate action.

    Fortunately something, something, mumble Hootler, orange mad bad….

    Far-right strains in ecological thinking can arguably be traced back to Hitler’s Nazi party, which passed conservation laws and fetishised a natural order connecting blood and soil.

    So somehow, stay with me here, the “right” watering down eco lunacy is because Hitler was a nature freak, or something.

  126. Top Ender

    Fallen Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer has requested a change to his bail to allow him to have access to a mobile phone and live alone in his western Sydney home, a day after he was released from prison.

    The bail conditions were enforced after Mr Mehajer was previously convicted of a string of offences including possession and supply of a prohibited drug, negligent driving and perverting the course of justice.

    His current bail conditions do not allow him to leave NSW and his mother must reside with him at his Lidcombe house. He is also not allowed to use a mobile phone, and is banned from using social media.

    READ NEXT

    EXCLUSIVE
    Flint rallies Libs to expose ‘truth’ on GetUp
    LUKE GRIFFITHS
    At Parramatta District court today, his lawyer Zali Burrows asked Judge James Bennett to amend his bail conditions so he can leave NSW and have access to a mobile phone, citing safety reasons triggered by a recent “break and enter” at Mr Mehajer’s Lidcombe home.

    “There was a serious break and enter at his house which happened about a week ago,” Ms Burrows said.

    “His mother has concerns with Mr Mehajer staying there.”

    Ms Burrows told the court that police had been notified of the break and enter and the house was fitted out with security cameras, and argued it was no longer necessary for his mother to be present at the house with him, to which the crown agreed.

    His younger sister Mary Mehajer told the court during a cross-examination that it was “imperative” her brother had a phone on him so they could discuss family and court matters.

    Asked why he couldn’t use email or a landline, Ms Mehajer said: “Communication should be instant and always available.”

    It comes a day after Mr Mehajer was released from a NSW prison after serving 11 months for committing electoral fraud which helped him secure his spot as Auburn Deputy Mayor in 2012.

    The 32-year-old attracted headlines after his extravagant wedding in 2015, which shut down a main street of Lidcombe, in Sydney’s west, and featured four helicopters, a fighter jet flyover, a sea plane and sports cars.

    The matter was adjourned until May 28.

    So no phone zone for six days. Poor Salim.

  127. Atoms for Peace

    Tony Lynham for Premier of Qld..smartest by far in Cabinet

  128. Tintarella di Luna

    That such hires are available and thriving speaks volumes.

    Lizzie Alan Jones and Peta Credlin did a segment on it about a month or so ago — and Jones followed it up with a radio interview with the minister Paul Fletcher – I had a personal phonecall from the Minister about 2 weeks ago and a problem that had been festering for 18 months was resolved in just two days I don’t know how other families fared but the bloody thing needs a complete clean-out of the deadwood and deadheads. It’s a disgrace!

  129. Fleeced

    I know several tax accountants through my work and they were absolutely spitting chips

    Yes, I made that observation last week. I’d just been finalising my taxes, and accountant weren’t happy.

    A “good” policy would piss off accountants and lawyers by making them less useful, but Shorten tried to have it both ways. He just capped the deductible amount for accountants. The entire profession was pissed, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only client to whom it was mentioned.

  130. John64

    I was going to say that Turtle Bowen, apart from being a joke of an Immigration Minister and an incompetent Shadow Treasurer, has now added the shortest candidacy of all time to his CV.

    Nearly forgot about Mal Malinga …..

  131. Citation Required

    Are any Cats members of Rite-On?

    Are they worth joining? Are they effective conservative activists? Any baggage?

  132. Tintarella di Luna

    Julia Banks takes parting shot at Liberal ‘haters’ as political career ends

    The Troya has put out a statement: From the Oz:

    Unsuccessful independent candidate and Liberal defector Julia Banks has taken a parting shot at her former party, lashing out at alleged “tribalism and toxic culture” as her political career comes to an end.

    A staunch Turnbull loyalist, Ms Banks also praised the “authentic and inspiring leadership” of Malcolm Turnbull and his deputy Julie Bishop, saying serving under them was her “greatest honour”.

    While she congratulated the Liberal Party for its win on Saturday in a statement released today, which effectively concedes she has lost her bid to become the member for Flinders, she hit out at the “right wing conservative faction”.

    @juliabanksmp
    Statement – Julia Banks

    Ms Banks, who was elected to the seat of Chisholm in 2016, quit the Liberal Party and sat on the crossbench after Mr Turnbull lost the prime ministership, blaming bullying, intimidation and the leadership turmoil.

    She has repeatedly refused to name the alleged bullies.

    “My hope is that the right wing conservative faction don’t continue to drown out addressing climate change emergency nor the Australian ethos of equality for all and humanitarian spirit,” Ms Banks said.

    “Sadly, the tribalism and toxic culture (in the Liberal Party) continued. The reprisals and retribution, whispering campaigns, personal attacks and name calling, social media rants, messages and emails from the puerile to the offensive and defamatory allegations and lies were unrelenting. I knew what to expect but was never going to let fear of this stand in my way.

    “To those in the Liberal Party including some current and former members of parliament who engaged in this behaviour, I say this: You don’t own me — you never did. And I don’t ‘owe a debt to you’. It’s a free country for people to run for office and to advocate for what they believe in. To the haters generally whose disturbing behaviour adds to the toxic political culture, I say this: Stop.”

    Ms Banks was part of a so-called “Independence Day” coalition of 14 candidates who campaigned on climate change, of which just three — Rebekha Sharkie, Andrew Wilkie and Zali Steggall have been successful.

    As of 12pm Wednesday Ms Banks had secured 14.43 per cent of the primary vote in Flinders with 11,920 votes, compared to 46.63 per cent of the primary vote (or 38,518 votes) for Mr Hunt.

    There has been a 3.87 per cent swing against Mr Hunt in his electorate.

    Ms Banks said she would pursue gender equality post-politics, which was “intrinsically linked to love and respect and the dignity of work”. Her Twitter post has already been liked by Mr Turnbull.

    Jane Hume

    @SenatorHume
    I strongly disagree. ⁦@GregHuntMP⁩ has ALWAYS treated me with respect. @JuliaBanksMP you accuse
    others of bad behaviour, without ever substantiating your claims, but cry bully – or sue for defamation! – if anyone disagrees with you or points out your hypocrisy.#auspol

    Victorian Liberal senator Jane Hume has criticised Ms Banks’ attacks on her party, saying last week her former colleague had been “coddled” into being preselected for Chisholm in 2016 by women like herself and former cabinet minister Kelly O’Dwyer

    “It doesn’t fit your narrative but we are your inconvenient truth,” Senator Hume said.

  133. Knuckle Dragger

    Mark my words.

    Mr Dylan Voller will either turf himself in front of a suburban train, thereby allowing the attending coppers to play a version of Boggle with his neatly-cauterising remaining bits, or be found swinging in a houso flat somewhere or from a tree in a kiddies’ playground. The houso flat option is sorta preferred, not only for obvious reasons but because if you stay swinging long enough your head will actually fall off.

    It won’t be in a small town because he attracts too much attention – not because of his name, but because of his inability to stop making a pillock of himself in public.

    He can’t go to NSW, or he’s in the bin for armed robbery. He won’t return to the NT for the small town reasons listed above. The next time he comes to attention in QLD he’s in the bin for six months, plus whatever they get him on next. He’s realising that big boy jail and life without an endless supply of social workers trading on his juvenile status isn’t what he expected.

    Then the meth will kick in, a few stolen or bought prescription tranks and it’s all over.

    When – not if, when – it happens, every single one of the morons who funded his cross Australia justice rally in a clapped out unregistered Ford, all his ‘family’ and every cousin-brother he’s ever met will be screaming from the heavens, claiming an assassination by shadowy white supremacists. Hands will be extended, at least two inquests will be held, and at the end of it nothing will happen.

    He will cost us far more in death than he ever did alive.

  134. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Roger
    #3022364, posted on May 22, 2019 at 11:33 am
    Shorten was never match fit – physically or policy-wise – he didn’t know his shit and that became really obvious during the campaign.
    True enough, but more than that people didn’t like or trust him & didn’t regard him as genuine.
    The fact that he would say one thing in Melbourne & another in QLD accented his insincerity.
    As a marketing guru said on ABC radio yesterday, he didn’t pass the public’s BS detector.

    It was like his response to the citizenship fiasco. He said that Labor had proper vetting processes. That no-one on their side could not have complied with the Constitution because of those processes. And then he was found out. And he was found out as well with the lack of policy detail when asked reasonable questions during the campaign. So his lack of policy detail supported the public’s general view about him.

  135. bespoke

    calli
    #3022292, posted on May 22, 2019 at 10:13 am
    Beautiful one day. Perfect the next.

    Shut up! it’s bad enough you don’t want to share your hard earned cash to build abortion clinics and injection rooms. You go ahead and spend it on a bloody holiday so they can’t get it next time.

    [says a bloke who spent all day looking at vines talking to himself]

  136. Tel

    … the person whom I was ‘supporting’ in her application had actually felt it necessary to hire a ‘specialist’ to help with the application. That such hires are available and thriving speaks volumes.

    The modern Australian Blatnoy.

  137. Roger

    So his lack of policy detail supported the public’s general view about him.

    Yes, he was either inept or hiding something.

  138. Harlequin Decline

    Heading over to the Kimberley via Hay, Adelaide, Tanunda, Ceduna, Balladonia, Albany, Perth and Broome.

    As a 8 day full pack, off track walk is planned so I thought I’d buy some anti-inflammatory Voltaren plus Nexium for my somewhat rooted ankle.

    Without prescription you can buy 15 tablets of Nexium but need a prescription for a pack of 30.

    Without prescription you can buy 25mg strength Voltaren but need a prescription for 50mg strength.

    So you buy 2 packs of 25mg Voltaren plus 2 packs of 15 Nexium to give you the equivalent of the 2 prescriptions.

    Bureaucratic bullshit and make work/profit for doctors and pharmacists or what?

  139. Done Deal

    We should take it easy and try to understand on all those people that are really, REALLY, upset about the erection; the Banks’, the Caro’s, the Laurie’s, the Adams’, Muldoons, Kingston’s , Delaney’s, Ford’s et al.

    I think they are all genuinely concerned for their futures and that of their kids and grandkids. They have worked years and years to establish a career paths for themselves and/or the family, establishing networks and reputations so that they and their spawn are set for publicly funded careers for decades.
    .

    Well, maybe not B Brown and P Adams but hey, they are already nicely set up with CPI linked pensions for life, but i’m sure they harboured hopes of being dragged kicking and screaming into some nice little government quango or two or maybe to be lifted up high on some pedestal, or maybe a university Chair, or something, before they sprung off the mortal coil. I think we have to understand their disappointment.

    I draw the line at the red bandana tho, he’s just FITH & and probably insane. I put it down to too many knocks to the head.

  140. Atoms for Peace

    JC at 5.22
    “Bruce

    Boards are placing enormous pressure on these CEO’s to get rid of coal. It’s horrendous. They won’t be invited to the right parties otherwise.”

    The Chinese must be rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of buying up coal assets / leases at cents in the dollar as our companies go flacid on fossil fuels.

  141. Atoms for Peace

    Done Deal..their sprogs can learn how to code. Zero sympathy for potential nepotistic rent seekers

  142. Notafan

    Couldn’t get past a few episodes of last kingdom.

    Though I’ve watched Sharpe twice

    I’ve only ever watched the first season of Game of Thrones. I read all the books found Martin’s meandering inconsistent plot irritating. Though having read the spoilers for the season finale where Daenerys turns out to be a villain I might watch the show, I didn’t like her anyhow

  143. Done Deal

    The Chinese must be rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of buying up coal assets / leases at cents in the dollar as our companies go flacid on fossil fuels.

    well they do need it to power those 299 new coal fired power stations
    (per today’s OZ letters to the Ed, which was excellent today btw)

  144. Bar Beach Swimmer

    feelthebern
    #3022505, posted on May 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    Adani days away from green light.

    Yay!!!

  145. Leigh Lowe

    Jane Hume

    @SenatorHume
    I strongly disagree. ⁦@GregHuntMP⁩ has ALWAYS treated me with respect. @JuliaBanksMP you accuse
    others of bad behaviour, without ever substantiating your claims, but cry bully – or sue for defamation! – if anyone disagrees with you or points out your hypocrisy.#auspol

    I didn’t have a lot of time for Hume, but that is an A-Grade smackdown.
    Watch the ferals unload on Hume.

  146. Atoms for Peace

    FMD, just scrolling thru Instapundit and woke this and woke that

    ” I’m awake to your woke ” Another T shirt to get printed

  147. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    High profile former Northern Territory youth detainee, Dylan Voller, has pleaded guilty in a Gold Coast court to making a bomb hoax at last year’s Commonwealth Games.
    Key points:

    Voller called police and told them there was a bomb at the marathon finish line
    He walked free after his six months prison sentence was suspended immediately
    The court heard he suffers from PTSD from his time in youth detention

    The 21-year-old rang triple-0 on April 15, 2018 and said a bomb was planted at the finish line of the marathon.

    The threat led to a search of the Broadwater Parklands, but did not disrupt the event.

    Voller pleaded guilty in the District Court on the Gold Coast to one charge of staging a bomb hoax.

    The former Don Dale detainee, who gave evidence at the 2016 Royal Commission into Youth Detention, was sentenced to six months in prison, immediately suspended.

    The court heard Voller was homeless at the time of the threat and is now living in stable accommodation in Sydney and working to help Indigenous youth.

    Great role model for indigenous youth, certainly.

  148. Geriatric Mayfly

    feelthebern
    #3022505, posted on May 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    Adani days away from green light.
    Yay!!!

    Palace Chook has had a touch up with the clue bat. Those obstructive finches have flown the coop.

  149. Atoms for Peace

    Saint Bob the Brown will be devastated at the Adani decision. Good.

  150. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘the court heard Voller was homeless at the time of the threat and is now living in stable accommodation in Sydney and working to help indigenous youth’

    Read: He got a spot at a fleabag hostel in Sydney (Vics, think of the Gatwick before it got Blocked) and dealing to indigenous youth.

  151. Roger

    Palace Chook has had a touch up with the clue bat.

    And she’s just delivered Trad over to the wrath of the West End Greenies.

    Winning!

  152. Atoms for Peace

    Julie Banks can always have a crack at luvvie central in Sydney. Cue Steptoe and Son soundtrack

  153. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Phelps seems to have got beaches, Double Bay, Paddo vote,

    kiwi moochers, doctors wives and homosexuals

  154. Atoms for Peace

    The West End Greenies are struggling to pay the rent. They are moving to DBay or Nambour., The real swampies are in the back blocks of Gumpie Town. They get flushed out every 5 years or so with a flood.

  155. Dave in Marybrook

    The thing to understand, is that the twitterati have been packaged as Commentators, believe they are Influencers, and behave like Trolls.
    After the erection, they’re doubling down on the Trolling, because they- consciously or unconsciously- realise that their stocks are hugely diminished, and they need the confirmation of the echo chamber.

  156. Done Deal

    Atoms for Peace
    #3022768, posted on May 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm
    Saint Bob the Brown will be devastated at the Adani decision. Good.

    now the world is doomed maybe he can capitalize his pension, set up a fund for re-locating finches, and then go and stand in front of the bulldozers. Israeli drivers of no.

  157. Atoms for Peace

    Zippy..driving through Sydney and someone pointed out the Tool Shed. Not a Bunnings moment. Coogee was a bust. 20 mins to find a parking spot. Sydney is wall to wall parked cars with housing built around that IMO

  158. JC

    I wonder is CK was having a good old tug on the stage.

    Well, this is a hoot. The same week that one top comedian threatened his audience with legal action if jokes were filched from his act, another settled a lawsuit about joke-stealing by noting that “different people around the world come up with the same joke all the time.” Comedy professionals rarely consider stealing material a laughing matter, but it doesn’t usually lead to litigation.

    The first comic is Louis C.K., who warned ticket buyers at a recent gig of legal consequences if jokes were “copied, translated, transmitted, displayed, distributed, or reproduced verbatim.” The second is Conan O’Brien, the TBS host, who settled a lawsuit alleging that he pilfered jokes from Twitter .

    Pretty interesting discussion he had with the audience after the #metoo absence for lewd tugging. He threatens to sue them.

    Copyright is this harsh, imagine how harsh IP protection has become.

  159. Leigh Lowe

    Bar Beach Swimmer
    #3022748, posted on May 22, 2019 at 5:42 pm
    Roger
    #3022364, posted on May 22, 2019 at 11:33 am
    Shorten was never match fit – physically or policy-wise – he didn’t know his shit and that became really obvious during the campaign.

    Kind of interesting.
    I heard an ABC lefty commenting early in the campaign along those very lines …
    “he’s had too many soft interviews and controlled appearances for years. He hasn’t been stressed tested, and he looks weak and unconvincing when asked even the most basic question about what should be centrepiece policies.”
    Seemed obvious to me but surprised to hear it from the ABC.
    Probably he was more frustrated than anything else.

  160. Armadillo

    Been out all day. Can someone give me an update please? Keep it precise.

  161. Geriatric Mayfly

    The former Don Dale detainee, who gave evidence at the 2016 Royal Commission into Youth Detention, was sentenced to six months in prison, immediately suspended.

    And old Calma, in the Chair, and impressed to a degree; thanked the young man with great affection for his attendance.

  162. Goanna

    Infidel Tiger
    #3022533, posted on May 22, 2019 at 2:06 pm
    Does anyone else have problems with Safari on Iphone loading News Ltd sites?

    Have had issues for weeks now and deleting all browsing history and cookies cures it for only a few loads.

    The Australian is too slow to load using Safari and iPhone. Sometimes I’m impatient and give up. I ditched my subscription months ago but lately the front page is hopeless, stuck halfway.

  163. Knuckle Dragger

    Dillo,

    John Wick III remains the best movie of all time.

    That’s about it.

  164. Infidel Tiger

    I didn’t have a lot of time for Hume, but that is an A-Grade smackdown.
    Watch the ferals unload on Hume.

    She has been very good of late.

    Turns out that a party that gets rid of Turnbull, Bishop, Pyne, O’Dwyer, Banks, Laundy etc starts to naturally right itself and become more appealing.

    Now to get rid of Zimmerman, whoever replaced Pyne and most of the NSW Senators.

  165. Atoms for Peace

    So, it’s OK to stress test banks but not politicians

  166. Armadillo

    John Wick III remains the best movie of all time.

    I was more thinking politics. Where’s mOnster. Has he made an appearance yet?

  167. Atoms for Peace

    JC, most American comedy is woke BS from the liberal side. The canned sound track is the most authentic part of the experience.

  168. Pickles

    Terry McCrann on Sky. Has bin on the tins since Saturday. Choose your own Saturday.

  169. calli

    More to the point, where’s Balders?

    Hope his dicky ticker isn’t giving him grief.

  170. Atoms for Peace

    Maybe we should start one of those ALP chants ” Monst, Monst, Monst, Monst ”
    Ideally, he comes out looking repentant, with palms held downwards to quell the adulation.
    Worst case, we have awakened the Viet kraken who feeds on ALP adulation.

  171. Nob

    packaged as Commentators, believe they are Influencers, and behave like Trolls

    .

    Good one Dave from Marybrook.

    I’m gonna use it.

    So sue me.

  172. Atoms for Peace

    Blessed am I; another Ipsos poll. Sorry chaps, not interested at all in polling given less then average results.

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    Pickles,

    It would certainly appear to be the case. Wake him up, a quick refill in the green room and he’s good to go.

  174. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I was more thinking politics. Where’s mOnster. Has he made an appearance yet?

    monster the dedicated dad is still deeply entangled wrestling with his inner conservative demons, we are awaiting the traditional puff of smoke rising from the tipi to signal the end to his ordeal.

  175. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Blessed am I; another Ipsos poll. Sorry chaps, not interested at all in polling given less then average results.

    next time they call Ill tell them it’s labor all the way

  176. Interesting party totals from the tally room on votes counted so far –
    Coalition – 5144915
    ALP – 4163948
    Greens – 1224964
    This means that the first preference tally across the country is stronger for the centre Left than it is for the centre Right. (Add ALP + Green – total is 5388912).
    Maybe the centre Left should go into formal coalition.

  177. Leigh Lowe

    Armadillo
    #3022781, posted on May 22, 2019 at 6:21 pm
    Been out all day. Can someone give me an update please? Keep it precise.

    Libs on 78 and holding.
    Pieman still stabby.
    Bowen gets tapped an pulls out.
    The Little Thai Tugger that Could has a rails run.
    Palace-Chook eating a finch inside a crow for dinner.
    Juliar Banks sucking lemons.

  178. John64

    I didn’t have a lot of time for Hume, but that is an A-Grade smackdown. Watch the ferals unload on Hume. She has been very good of late.

    Yes, she took Julian Burnside to the cleaners a few weeks ago.

    There are three Coalition women in the Senate that impress me: Hume, Stoker and McKenzie.

    It’s a wonder they haven’t tried to move any of them into the Lower House (McKenzie briefly considered running for Indi at this election).

  179. Eyrie

    “The Australian is too slow to load using Safari and iPhone.”
    The Apple company is a joke on pretentious wankers who buy their overpriced, poorly performing products.

  180. Pickles

    KD. I concur. What more can be asked of a chap?

  181. Shy Ted

    Evening turds, Tim Superpooper on The Dumb. Also a woman who dresses like a witch. Wonder if we’ll see much of Caro after her comment. They’ll have to find more creative ways to bung her some cash.

  182. Bruce of Newcastle

    Interesting party totals from the tally room on votes counted so far –
    Coalition – 5144915
    ALP – 4163948
    Greens – 1224964

    Weird that he forgot to mention PHON or UAP.
    It’s a mystery!

  183. Roger

    Maybe the centre Left should go into formal coalition.

    Please, God, please.

  184. bespoke

    Armadillo
    #3022781, posted on May 22, 2019 at 6:21 pm
    Been out all day. Can someone give me an update please? Keep it precise.

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2019/05/21/monday-forum-may-21-2019/comment-page-3/#comment-3022264. It did mine 😂

  185. JC, most American comedy is woke BS from the liberal side.

    The term “American comedy” resembles others such as “military intelligence” and “random order” – oxymorons all….

  186. John64

    What sort of a nong would describe the Watermelons as a “party of the centre-left”?

  187. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    sydney
    Year Population Growth rate
    2011 4.029 million n/a
    2012 4.293 million 6.55%
    2013 4.76 million 10.88%
    2014 4.85 million 1.89%
    2015 5.05 million 4.12%
    2016 5.25 million 3.96%
    2017 5.37 million 2.29%
    2018 5.48 million 2.05%

  188. Dave in Marybrook

    Damn this internet Nob!
    Thanks tho, acquisition being flattery and all. I didn’t think it was “hot” enough to write it into the Oz, but I’ve had a punt there with an observation that although Hawke had a craft beer, Plibbersack had a DJ residency, Albo had both and Bowen had neither, but I think that line will be cooled off by now though.
    Another Twitter observation- the ABC is red hot on how social media is leading to venomous politics, gay kid suicide and death threats for vegans/feminists/musl*ms/take your pick of victim groups… but for a few years now, has ended every TV news bulletin by saying “for more news, follow us on Twitter”.

  189. Empire

    BREAKING: New study links Agent Orange exposure to innumeracy.

  190. Mark A

    Atoms for Peace
    #3022795, posted on May 22, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Maybe we should start one of those ALP chants ” Monst, Monst, Monst, Monst ”
    Ideally, he comes out looking repentant, with palms held downwards to quell the adulation.
    Worst case, we have awakened the Viet kraken who feeds on ALP adulation.

    You just had to mention it did you?

  191. Weird that he forgot to mention PHON or UAP.
    It’s a mystery!

    No mystery.
    They constitute the 6.4% of Harpics* you’ll find in any curve of normal distribution.
    That prevalence rate of around 6% is amazingly consistent in all populations.

    *Clean round the bend…..

  192. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Libs on 78 and holding.
    Pieman still stabby.
    Bowen gets tapped an pulls out.
    The Little Thai Tugger that Could has a rails run.
    Palace-Chook eating a finch inside a crow for dinner.
    Juliar Banks sucking lemons.

    shorten trying to rip albos hands off it

  193. Empire 5:5

    BREAKING: New study links innumeracy to Agent Orange exposure.

  194. Armadillo

    Turns out that a party that gets rid of Turnbull, Bishop, Pyne, O’Dwyer, Banks, Laundy etc starts to natural

    These mob are going to be “bitter and twisted”. So are their supporters. Think about it. The Australian Conservatives were pissed off enough to start their own political party.

    This mob were organised enough to get the above mentioned names elected in the first place.

    I’m not too sure how you heal that rift, if at all.

    My only suggestion is that you have a heap of Conservative Parties that are particularly strong in certain electorates getting to agree for the common good. Priority number one would be to “keep out” of each other’s patches and “unite” as far as defeating the left goes.

    Nationals and Liberals running candidates against each other is insane.

    Exhibit A is Tony Windsor and Rob Oakshott.

  195. Infidel Tiger

    Maybe the centre Left should go into formal coalition.

    I beg this to happen.

    Please make it so.

    P.s No one explain to Dopey that we don’t have a popular vote in this country.

  196. Herodotus

    Channel 7 banging on about pumped hydro!
    Yeah, right. Get back to me when you have plans in place for headstocks down the escarpment from Dorrigo to the Bellinger, or something elsewhere that fits the bill.

    Pumped hydro is a yawnworthy distraction from the topic of real energy systems: coal, nuclear, and new (not pumped) hydro – with dams.

  197. Done Deal

    Shy Ted
    #3022809, posted on May 22, 2019 at 6:47 pm
    Evening turds, Tim Superpooper on The Dumb.

    seems to be telling us old Ozzies we can’t have our culture, ok for everyone else though…what a pompous wanker

  198. Empire 5:5

    4-6% of the population is forever lost to the cruel disease of leftism. They can never be saved.

    Be compassionate. The future will be bleak for them.

  199. Tel

    Maybe the centre Left should go into formal coalition.

    They are in a formal coalition … the Liberals (central planning for big business) and the Nationals (agrarian socialist) have been in a coalition for some time. Where you bin?

  200. Armadillo

    monster the dedicated dad is still deeply entangled wrestling with his inner conservative demons,

    I have faith in mOnts. He’s going to end up a full on right wing nutter like Tommy Robinson.

  201. Bruce of Newcastle

    *Clean round the bend…..

    But if they believed in an Earth goddess, veganism and an imaginary apocalypse they’d be sensible?
    The Greens make PHON and UAP look quite normal by comparison.

  202. bespoke

    Short memory’s some.

    They:

    Bagged Anning/PHON for being nutters.
    Said it’s inevitable LNP will turn left.
    Said Lib’s must burn.
    Claimed they were then made a week excuse not to donate to AC.

  203. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Can someone give me an update please? Keep it precise.

    Leigh’s update was spot on and hilarious, especially ‘the Little Thai Tugger that Could’.

  204. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nationals and Liberals running candidates against each other is insane.

    Arma – The Libs are going progressively insane. So having the threat of Nats running against them keeps the Libs from disappearing completely down the rabbithole, because then the disgusted voters will vote for the Nat as the less bonkers alternative.

  205. LNP Insider

    Any Cat subsribe to the AFR?

    Can someone cut paste the following article on the ministry?

    https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/morrison-to-keep-extended-cabinet-to-avoid-disharmony-20190522-p51q1f

  206. Roger

    SEQ Cats might like to note this upcoming momentous event in their diaries:

    Climate Change and Economics
    Al Gore, The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
    Friday, 7 June 2019, 11:45am a-2pm.
    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,
    Corner Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Brisbane

    However will she explain her turnaround on Adani?

  207. Exit Stage Right

    Numbers,
    The only thing you are good at is f***ing up a perfectly good thread with your inane shit.
    Do you get off on being wrong ALL the time?
    Go away, you juvenile prick. Stick to your own blog.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    Turns out that a party that gets rid of Turnbull, Bishop, Pyne, O’Dwyer, Banks, Laundy etc starts to naturally right itself and become more appealing.

    Cancer surgery is liberating.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle

    SEQ Cats might like to note this upcoming momentous event in their diaries:

    Climate Change and Economics
    Al Gore, The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

    Will there be lots of chakras?

  210. Mark A posted on May 22, at 2:36 pm “It’s your inability to get a high media profile because of the boring dullness and incompetence of your advisors. . . . . I don’t see you as having the ticker to confront the cause of your stuff ups.”

    Bernadi repeatedly waffles about common sense, but only presents vague generalities.

    He seemingly has NO plan, NO leadership ability and NO desire to PROMOTE any really capable EXPERIENCED candidates who are actually bursting to fix our horrendous defence, industrial, social and resource problems.

    Or is Bernadi perhaps just there as a puppet of some globalist hierachy.

    Oh, but maybe I am awfully wrong.

  211. cohenite

    Bolta stealing my line about king Canute.

    Also catching up with greenslime’s call to revolt.

    The question is what amount of responsive or even proactive violence is acceptable to wrenchingly protesting greenies, bearing in mind some of them will be photogenic children.

  212. Roger

    SEQ Cats might like to note this upcoming momentous event in their diaries:

    Climate Change and Economics
    Al Gore, The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

    Will there be lots of chakras?

    Is chakra Hindi for a lie?

    Because the QLD budget is underwritten by coal royalties.

  213. One Vegan doesn’t make a Salad

    Enjoying Bolt discussing with Rowan Dean the petition being prepared and sent to Za Steggall. Supporting democracy and requesting immediate action on ruinable energies by installing wind powered generators along the foreshore was of Warringah. Das people have spoken. 1000 signatures so far.

  214. Leigh Lowe

    SEQ Cats might like to note this upcoming momentous event in their diaries:

    Climate Change and Economics
    Al Gore, The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

    Stock up on finch eggs everyone, and unload.

  215. The question is what amount of responsive or even proactive violence is acceptable to wrenchingly protesting greenies, bearing in mind some of them …

    Don’t be wishy-washy.

    Police should be issued with instructions to shoot on sight.

  216. For an ex Lieutenant Colonel in the SAS, Corey has sod all push to him.
    Why isn’t he kicking arses from one side of Australia to the other?


    Ex corporal in the school cadets more likely.

    One dynamic AC candidate in NSW was a LT COL in SAS, not Lounge Lizard Bernadi mate!

  217. Nick

    One of the things that Leftists used to chant about Turnbull, was the need to lead from the center. Will they be expecting the same thing of Albo ?

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is chakra Hindi for a lie?

    Chakras…
    Gore: ‘Come on, Baby, Release my Chakra’
    I thought ‘crazed sex poodle’ a bit harsh.

  219. Fleeced

    Of all the annoying journo pieces on the election, the ones I find most hard to stomach are those from Miranda Devine. She called those opposed to Turnbull delcons, and now she’s swanning around talking about quiet Australians as though she’s on the winning side.

  220. feelthebern

    Miranda Devine is prone to emotional outbursts.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3022854, posted on May 22, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    One of the things that Leftists used to chant about Turnbull, was the need to lead from the center. Will they be expecting the same thing of Albo ?

    Will they also tell Pieman that ex PMs should fuck right ofc into the sunset?

  222. Eyrie

    More than 2100 want windmills in Warringah. If you haven’t signed up yet do so, Cats!
    https://www.change.org/p/zali-steggall-wind-farms-for-warringah

  223. The big I internet seems to be in a spot of bother across the pacific.
    very weird

  224. Fleeced

    The big I internet seems to be in a spot of bother across the pacific.

    For me to, but seems to be Optus. My Telstra (mobile) access is fine.

  225. Nick

    Will they also tell Pieman that ex PMs should fuck right ofc into the sunset?

    Strictly speaking LL, the maggot never got to be PM. Snicker.

  226. Leigh Lowe

    SEQ Cats might like to note this upcoming momentous event in their diaries:

    Climate Change and Economics
    Al Gore, The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

    Stock up on finch eggs everyone, and unload.

    Seriously, how funny would it be to buy a handful of farmed quail eggs and throw them at a greenie, telling them they were black-throated finch eggs?

  227. Eyrie

    “Leaked documents reveal NASA’s Artemis mission will require 37 LAUNCHES as it prepares to put humans back on the surface in just five years and establish a lunar base by 2028”

    As the first NASA lander touches down the event will be recorded by 100 tourists from the nearby SpaceX Starship that landed earlier. Really, take NASA behind the barn and put it out of its misery. Space isn’t for governments, it is for free people.

  228. Nick

    Seriously, how funny would it be to buy a handful of farmed quail eggs and throw them at a greenie, telling them they were black-throated finch eggs?

    Even better, say that it’s the mother birds’ right to terminate the eggs and what about it %?

  229. Leigh Lowe

    Will they also tell Pieman that ex PMs should fuck right ofc into the sunset?

    Strictly speaking LL, the maggot never got to be PM. Snicker

    Bwa, ha, ha.
    My mistake.
    I inked him in!
    Ex leaders then.

  230. Atoms for Peace

    Mark A..my apologies. I thought the kraken was sundowning.

  231. Robber Baron

    He fell 1000 years short of his 1000 year reich. Now…Fick dich herr Kuchenmann.

  232. cohenite

    I canvassed the idea with a couple of radio announcers that alarmism has been solidifying behind the scenes as renewables and electricity prices took centre stage and that the alarmists now that renewables have been rejected in the latest federal election will return to the fucking science to bolster their position.

    My solution was to bring out a couple of the best climate scientists in the world to meet with scomo, the treasurer, greg fucking hunt and to fortify the message Malcolm Roberts will be shouting.

    My thoughts were towards Roy Spencer and John Christy with perhaps Jo Nova and/or Jennifer Marohasy to take them around the traps.

    Any thoughts?

  233. Cassie of Sydney

    “Fleeced
    #3022861, posted on May 22, 2019 at 7:58 pm
    Of all the annoying journo pieces on the election, the ones I find most hard to stomach are those from Miranda Devine. She called those opposed to Turnbull delcons, and now she’s swanning around talking about quiet Australians as though she’s on the winning side.

    Yep…I have absolutely ZERO respect for Devine….she has been fellating Turnbull for years. It’s Devine who is delusional.

  234. Thanks fleeced.
    I have several connections here.
    Optus via SYD is the only thing that is working. Th rest are rather dead.

  235. Infidel Tiger

    Lilley moves to within 840 votes.

  236. Bruce of Newcastle

    The big I internet seems to be in a spot of bother across the pacific.
    For me to, but seems to be Optus.

    No problems for this Optusnik. WUWT comes up normally:

    Will New Zealand Accept Thousands of Progressive Aussie Climate Refugees?

    Immigration New Zealand (INZ) revealed that the number of people in Australia looking at its website on Sunday—the day after the election—increased more than tenfold compared to the same time the week before, SBS reports. Registered expressions of interest—the first step in the visa process—increased by more than 25 times. More than 8,500 people visited the New Zealand Now website and 512 registered interest, compared to about 20 registrations on May 12, the government department said. Google analytics also showed a spike in Australians searching the words ‘moving to New Zealand’, according to TVNZ—particularly those from Queensland.

    Flee, green kiddies, flee!

  237. Caveman

    Albo on Richo doin a job interview interview.

  238. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, just checked Google Maps. Apparently I’m in Missouri today.
    I especially like it when Google speaks to me in foreign languages.

  239. Scottie is probably capable of doing one thing right per term. (e.g. boats)

    The one thing I would like him to do is sell the fscken ABC.

    I like the idea that the gubbmint sells @ $x per share, the lefties buy it and the price collapses to say, x/1000 .

  240. 132andBush

    Of all the annoying journo pieces on the election, the ones I find most hard to stomach are those from Miranda Devine. She called those opposed to Turnbull delcons, and now she’s swanning around talking about quiet Australians as though she’s on the winning side.

    + 1

    Rita is the best.

Comments are closed.