Monday Forum: May 27, 2019

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  1. Infidel Tiger

    Sinodinos is cancer.

    Why he is not in jail is a disgraceful chapter in this country’s history.

  2. cohenite

    Bass, Macquarie and Lilley still in play with the liars in front in Macquarie and Lilley. 77 v a possible 79 with 77 most likely. Pity.

  3. thefrollickingmole

    Cassie, there is a reason they only unleashed numberwang on spastics.

    His grasp of the English language is just awful, his maths crap (15 MILLION dollars!!!) and his personality would make a maggot gag.

    Not to mention this.

    Hes also about 5’4″ and shrinking, his little man syndrome getting worse and worse.

  4. Mother Lode

    Black Ball,

    I guess you mean to the Silly Moaning Horrid article.

    I saw it on the dead tree version.

  5. notafan

    Given the parallels to Brother Tyrrell’s successful appeal I am quite hopeful that Cardinal Pell will be successful on the first ground.

    The appellate court made some note, in addition to picking apart the lies and inconsistencies of the accuser’s testimony that the allegations against Br Tyrrell did not fit the well established profile of a preferential pfile. The scenario in both, oif a sudden attack without prior grooming is eerily similar.

    The similarities with the ‘Boy’ case in the US and the twitter games played by someone who is most likely the accuser’s legal adviser must also be cause for judicial alarm.

    The appellant court in Br Tyrrell’s matter also discussed the accusers very serious criminal history, in the context that his alleged abuse was never mentioned at sentencing hearings, which is quite extraordinary, and not information that the trial jury may have heard about.

    If the Cardinal Pell accuser, or the deceased gentleman against whom Cardinal Pell was also convicted of abusing had any criminal convictions this may also be a very relevant matter to consider.

  6. None

    What does it say that we now need laws to protect people from the likes of Raelene Castle and Alan Joyce ? https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/folau-s-law-coalition-mps-push-for-bolder-action-in-a-new-dawn-for-religious-freedom-20190529-p51s9m.html
    Given those two are not Australian born and raised and clearly have an agenda to change us instead of join us maybe it is easier if we just deport them.

  7. None

    Ok so 77 will give them a 2 seat buffer is that right?

  8. ZK2A:

    Scott Morrison is being urged to rethink his election pledge to build 30 self-propelled howitze­rs at a cost of more than $1 billion, with defence experts questioning the strategic merits of the commitment.

    I can understand the need for them, but probably better off buying As90 or similar from the Brits, and using the remainder of the billion to set up a factory/filling plant for the munitions.
    Building SP Howitzers is a bit ahead of our capability and too expensive. However if we were to build our own tanks we should build the Merkava and use the chassis for the SPH.
    Lots of different options.
    And honestly, would you trust the Unions – going on past performance on the docks – to not sabotage the production lines?

  9. Knuckle Dragger:

    For $33.3 million, it’d want to be able to fly, be gold plated, able to shoot down spacecraft and provide therapeutic massage to the gunners.

    We could call them ‘Albo’ Class Howitzers.

  10. John64

    cohenite
    #3029713, posted on May 30, 2019 at 10:34 am

    You’ve convinced me. Nobody’s Girl is the next Liars Prime Minister.

    Smirk your way to the top.

  11. cohenite

    Ok so 77 will give them a 2 seat buffer is that right?

    1, after the speaker is appointed.

  12. John64

    Ok so 77 will give them a 2 seat buffer is that right?

    After providing the Speaker they would have 76 on the Floor, Liars 68 and 6 on the crossbench.

  13. notafan

    It’s not a smirk i’ts a ‘mischievous grin’

    But don’t worry PM is only a stepping stone to a bigger prize.

    She walks on water and she will be the pope, maybe not the next one, but one day.

    The Toowoomba plenary council are beavering away as we type, they know better than God about everything just like KKK who can ignore Christ’s plain words and the ten commandments because She is.

  14. Roger

    Nobody’s Girl is the next Liars Prime Minister.

    She’ll have to be dropped into a safe lower House seat, presumably in Sydney, for that to happen.

    Maybe Albo will step aside in Grayndler for “family reasons”?

  15. Geriatric Mayfly

    Ok so 77 will give them a 2 seat buffer is that right?
    After providing the Speaker they would have 76 on the Floor, Liars 68 and 6 on the crossbench.

    I keep saying to no avail, that the Libs should maintain the buffer by appointing Katter to the chair.

  16. Zatara

    Scott Morrison is being urged to rethink his election pledge to build 30 self-propelled howitze­rs at a cost of more than $1 billion, with defence experts questioning the strategic merits of the commitment.

    BAE Systems (UK) recently built 145 M109A7 self-propelled howitzers M109A7 Palladin for the US Army @ $9.6 million per copy. That’s $933 million for 145. The US military plans to acquire a total of 580 of them and they are expected to remain in service until at least 2050.

    What are they getting? “First introduced in the early 1960s, the M109 155mm self-propelled howitzer has been updated numerous times – most recently to the M109A7. The M109 family of weapons is the most common indirect-fire support weapon of maneuver brigades and armored or mechanized infantry divisions in the Western world.”

    But yeah, go ahead, reinvent the wheel at some ridiculous multiple of the cost instead of talking BAE into building 30 of them in Australia.

  17. Stackja:

    DARWIN’S economic downturn has claimed another victim with pastry giant Bakers Delight forced to withdraw from the Territory.

    Is the downturn due to energy prices, stackja? Just curious.

  18. Mother Lode

    We could call them ‘Albo’ Class Howitzers.

    Are they are fired by lubing and massaging the barrels?

  19. candy

    Would Australians really accept a PM with an American accent though?

  20. Black Ball

    No worries Mother Lode. I shall endeavour to find it. But from what you describe, sounds like the Brexit debacle. Keep having referendums until the desired result is secured.

  21. Shy Ted

    The Europa Cup final, a somewhat prestigious soccer tournament in Europe, was played last night in Azerbaijan, which isn’t really in Europe, between two English teams, Arsenal and Chelsea, who routinely get crowds of 50,000 to matches. But only 5,000 supporters from each team could make it and the match was played to a half-empty stadium. Arsenal had one English player in their side (he gave away a penalty), Chelsea had none. Chelsea supporters, who saw their team win 4-1, celebrated with water from a local well.
    No women were in either team but Arsenal ladies won the Women’ Super League with 54 points while Chelsea ladies came third with 42. I’ve never looked at the Women’ Super League before but 11th (last) place Yeovil Town Ladies, after 20 games, conceding 49 more goals than they scored, had -3 points.
    So what we know from all this is that somewhere out there in Europeland, Raelene Castle has a doppelganger running the show.
    It was the minus points that intrigued me. Turns out they were deducted 10 points after announcing they were going into administration. So, can’t play soccer, can’t manage their finances but they want little Yeovil girls to learn to play like the grown up ladies.

  22. Tom

    The Victorian Government surely should take some responsibility for the terrible plight of the mentally ill and drug addicts estranged from families because of their drug addiction and criminal behaviours, but nowhere and no-one to turn to.

    Involuntary admissions to rehab facilities would help. It’s a terrible thing to let people roam the parks and streets looking for drugs and people to steal from, or just simply too mentally ill to function anywhere but under supervision every day.

    It was the Lieborals under Jeff Kennett — not the Liars — who took the original decision in the 1990s to start emptying mental asylums onto the streets of Victoria.

    At the time, Kennett was engaged in a massive clean-up operation to get the state budget under control after the Cain-Kirner years and saw emptying the loony bins as a way to save money.

    In retrospect, it was one of the most reckless acts in Victorian history.

    Footnote: just as Malcolm Fraser in retirement became a Greenfilth spruiker, Kennett after he left office became a spruiker for the mentally ill as chairman of Beyond Blue.

    It looks to me like a giant guilt trip for what he had done in office. (He has now passed on his guilt trip to the Lying Slapper).

  23. Leigh Lowe

    Ok so 77 will give them a 2 seat buffer is that right?

    1, after the speaker is appointed

    Well no.
    Raw numbers 77 LNP, and 74 all others.
    Assuming the “others” all vote with the liars it is a majority of 2 … 76 vs 74.
    This parliament is different to the last because it has 151 seats, not 150.
    So, any aspiring Juliar Banks can only tie the vote, with the speaker holding a casting vote.
    The casting vote was irrelevant in an even numbered parliament of 150, with 149 on the floor, because the maths would always result in a vote of 74:75 one way or the other.
    There needs to be two Banks types who trust each other and willing to blow up their careers to cross the floor, with no guarantee that Katter still won’t neutralise them.
    This is far more workable.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But yeah, go ahead, reinvent the wheel at some ridiculous multiple of the cost instead of talking BAE into building 30 of them in Australia.

    Buy the wheeled version from the South Africans? It’s designed for use in similar terrain.

  25. Mother Lode

    I shall endeavour to find it. But from what you describe, sounds like the Brexit debacle.

    It will be a clutch of elites and activists – the former too stupid to understand that there are things they don’t understand and the latter indifferent to anything not their own monomania.

  26. feelthebern

    I reckon the biggest risk to ScoMo is someone like Zimmerman calling it quits because the party isn’t Green enough.
    But considering how the fat prick can lounge around North Sydney with a huge margin for the next decade, I think the likelihood of that is low.

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No frontbench seat for Labor MP Pat Dodson

    exclusive
    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    12:00AM May 30, 2019
    34 Comments

    Labor senator Pat Dodson, who would have been indigenous ­affairs minister if a Shorten government was elected, will not sit on Anthony Albanese’s frontbench.

    The Australian has been told Senator Dodson will not ­replace Madeleine King as Western Australia’s right-wing representative on the Labor frontbench, despite being hailed by Mr Shorten as a ­future cabinet minister.

    Labor Right sources say Senator Dodson was not interested in the role in opposition but he could not be contacted for comment ­yesterday.

    The Labor caucus will meet in Canberra tomorrow to vote on the frontbench that will take on Scott Morrison’s team, which was yesterday sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove

    From the Oz.

  28. calli

    We could call them ‘Albo’ Class Howitzers.

    No. They should be named in honour of the recently defeated Opposition Leader.

    Aardvark Howitzers.

  29. lotocoti

    30 self-propelled howitze­rs at a cost of more than $1 billion

    What the hell are they?
    Ratte?

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Labor senator Pat Dodson, who would have been indigenous ­affairs minister if a Shorten government was elected, will not sit on Anthony Albanese’s frontbench.

    The Australian has been told Senator Dodson will not ­replace Madeleine King as Western Australia’s right-wing representative on the Labor frontbench, despite being hailed by Mr Shorten as a ­future cabinet minister.

    Labor Right sources say Senator Dodson was not interested in the role in opposition but he could not be contacted for comment ­yesterday.

    It is unusual for an Irishman to go walkabout like that, but there you go.

  31. None

    Thanks Cohenite, Leigh, all.
    Katter would have to turn up to parliament so he would never agree to be speaker

  32. None

    KKK is Labor’s Malcolm Turnbull.

  33. Black Ball

    Couldn’t find anything on their site but I did stumble across this from Jessica Irvine.

    As the researchers found, Indigenous people often equated “wealth” with having enough to share.

    Not entirely sure this is true. I have 2 jobs and the last thing I want to do is share anything. Hard enough to save money for anything than to throw it around like confetti. Same with use of car, house etc. FMD and Jessica Irvine is the economics reporter.

  34. None

    The Lying Slapper has to be the best epithet ever for the Dullard. I still laugh everytime I read it.

  35. calli

    The 1983 Richmond Report recommended de-institutionalisation of mental patients and popping them into community care (amongst other things).

    Worked out really well, didn’t it?

  36. Roger

    Labor Right sources say Senator Dodson was not interested in the role in opposition …

    No ticker, just a blowhard.

    He should thereby forfeit his right to speak on indigenous issues at all.

    Perhaps he’ll also lose interest in representing the people of Western Australia in the senate.

  37. John64

    Irishman Patrick O’Dodson would appear to be yet another Liars grifter not interested in putting in the hard yards from the Opposition benches.

  38. mh

    FTB, I believe there was a swing against Zimmerman in his seat?

  39. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks Cohenite, Leigh, all.
    Katter would have to turn up to parliament so he would never agree to be speaker

    It would also take away his tub-thumping “Stick it up the Southerners, I will save Queenssssland” rants.
    That is the oxygen which keeps him alive.
    If he is deprived for 12 months and his vote is required, he will sell it all for new rugby fields in Cloncurry and Mareeba, as long as the stands carry his name.
    He invented self-interested rat-cunning.

  40. Frank

    Computer viruses are now modern art.

    There was the biennale.py script that was entered into the Venice Biennale some years ago, sold as a work of art and also the world’s most useless virus. By some anyway.

  41. None

    Read the a I wouldn’t read Jessica Irvine on economics much less on Aboriginal traditions. But there is a custom in some Aboriginal tribes whereby you’re really scan demand something and you have to give it to them. This may have been necessary say pre-european days where you could be starving because of some drought but it is totally exploitative in today’s society and has been misunderstood and misused byone aboriginals themselves ( a bit like the crazy myth that you can’t talk about dead people). I know this is something that Jacinta Price wrote about as it’s an issue in her own community but I would be hard pressed to say that that’s endemic among urban Aborigines certainly not the ones that populate our universities. I can’t imagine Pat Dodson putting his hand in his pocket for anyone although I can certainly imagine him with his hands in other people’s pockets.

  42. calli

    a bit like the crazy myth that you can’t talk about dead people).

    Or photograph live trees.

    🤡🌎

  43. stackja

    calli
    #3029766, posted on May 30, 2019 at 11:41 am
    The 1983 Richmond Report recommended de-institutionalisation of mental patients and popping them into community care (amongst other things).

    Worked out really well, didn’t it?

    And many of the empty mental health facilities were in prime real estate areas. Just right for redevelopment.

  44. Hes also about 5’4″ and shrinking, his little man syndrome getting worse and worse.

    Amazing.
    I go to gym for an hour, and when I come back, you’re still talking about me.
    I own most of you.

    BTW, it was 172cm last time I was measured.
    I refuse to use imperial measurement as a matter of principle.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Irishman Patrick O’Dodson would appear to be yet another Liars grifter not interested in putting in the hard yards from the Opposition benches.

    Says a lot, doesn’t it? Not interested in the post while in Opposition, but will put his hand up in Government?

  46. Roberto

    mh

    FTB, I believe there was a swing against Zimmerman in his seat?

    Yes, there was a 3.65% to the ALP candidate, according to the AEC.

  47. “feelthebern
    #3029754, posted on May 30, 2019 at 11:26 am
    I reckon the biggest risk to ScoMo is someone like Zimmerman calling it quits because the party isn’t Green enough.
    But considering how the fat prick can lounge around North Sydney with a huge margin for the next decade, I think the likelihood of that is low.”

    North Sydney can fall just like Warringah.

  48. Old Lefty

    I can’t wait to see what the appeal court makes of paragraph 26 of Justice Kidd’s sentencing remarks, in which he endows Pell with a third hand and makes it central to two of the five so-called offences.

    If the conviction stands, Comrade Andrews may need to clarify which other enemies of the revolution are deemed to be legally three-handed in Victoria.

  49. Roger

    And many of the empty mental health facilities were in prime real estate areas. Just right for redevelopment.

    That’s largely what happened in the UK after Margaret Thatcher’s government introduced deinstitutionalisation of the mental hospitals.

    “Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.”
    T.S. Eliot.

  50. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #3029749, posted on May 30, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Tom, I agree that the emptying of the looney bins was a bi-partisna fuck up, althought they came at it from different angles.
    For the Libs, it was a budget saving, but for the Liars it was an article of faith.
    Window-lickers could only live a fulfilled life in the communidy, and institutions deprived them of that.
    Of course, the Libs relied upon the detention of the criminally insane as a safety net but, of course, the snag there is that they have to have done the criminal thing before being detained.
    The Liars lumped all mentally ill in one bucket as deprived individuals who needed their rights restored, much in the same way they want all caged hemns to now be free-range.
    Of course, the mentally ill cover a spectrum:-
    1. those who can’t really support themselves economically but aren’t really dangerous and can function at a basic level in open society;
    2. those who are not dangerous, but find it difficult to manage in an unpredictable and often hostile world outside. Are they worse off in some sort of institution.
    3. Finally, there are those where a violent criminal act is just a matter of when not if. They need to be kept in an institution.

  51. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hardline feminist Clementine Ford blasts TV presenter for claiming that ‘not all men’ are to blame for the spate of horrific murders in Melbourne – and points out the ‘three things he got wrong’

    Clementine Ford criticised Joe Hildebrand for his comments after murder
    Homeless woman Courtney Herron’s body was found dumped in Melbourne park
    Hildebrand said ‘not all men’ were to blame for violence against women
    Ms Ford said Hildebrand’s comments were ‘wrong’ and corrected him in column

    From the Daily Mail. Where would we be without Clementine Ford’s words of wisdom on the issue?

  52. None

    North Sydney can fall just like Warringah.

    oh nothing would give me greater pleasure than to see Zimmerman out on his considerable backside. I never really warmed to hockey he always ran hot and cold but when he indorsed Zimmerman for his seat I knew he was a f****** lazy cowardly treacherous s***

  53. Black Ball

    And Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, reading the Hun and I stumble across this ditty. I believe you alluded to this about Aboriginal ‘nations’. Article by Shannon Deery.

    ‘Doubt has been cast over the largest native title settlement in Victoria’s history, with a new legal challenge calling for the 33.7 million deal to be overturned.
    After 15 years of fighting, the Taungurung people were in October formally recognised as the traditional owners of a large area of central Victoria, stretching from Rochester and Kyneton in the west, to Bright in the east, Euroa in the north and Kinglake to the south.
    The deal, representing about 3000 people, was sealed by former attorney-general Martin Pakula under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act (2010) which allows for out-of-court settlements to recognise the rights of Victorian traditional owners.
    But a Supreme Court legal challenge by elders of the Ngurai-Illum Wurrung, Waywurru and Wurundjeri groups has called for the agreement to be declared unlawful amid claims it encompasses too much land.
    An originating motion filed with the court alleges that the agreement incorrectly recognised Taungurung people as traditional owners of some land that was actually Ngurai-Illum, Waywurru and Wurundjeri land.
    The agreement currently represents about 11 percent of Victoria’s land area.
    At a directions hearing yesterday, the matter was listed for trial in February next year.’

    Ahahahahah! Oh and FMD. Couldn’t have envisaged this at all. Oh and by the way, I was being sarcastic.

  54. notafan

    In northern Australian Aboriginal communities to humbug is to make “unreasonable or excessive demands from family.”[1] It is also used to refer to making unreasonable demands of people more generally, such as through street begging or sexual importuning. Not responding to requests can result in payback violence.[2]

    it is called humbugging Jessica

  55. thefrollickingmole

    I know this is something that Jacinta Price wrote about as it’s an issue in her own community but I would be hard pressed to say that that’s endemic among urban Aborigines certainly not the ones that populate our universities.

    In Feraldton its endemic.
    Some of the apparently shitty decisions Aboriginals make are actually catering to this humbugging.
    If you are related then “whats mine is yours” sees some pretty convoluted attempts to prove a family tie.

    Heres an example of apparently dumb behavior caused by humbugging rellies.
    A lot of the underclass Aboriginal families eat takeaway or shop daily at the local deli, an expensive way to eat.
    However its nearly impossible to shop for a week or fortnight as the humbuggers will get word and clean you out in a day or 2.

    Seen it quite a few times with ex-customers.
    Its a perversion of what was probably a reasonable survival gambit back in the old days, except now its abused by spongers happy to bludge off others.

    Its very much an underclass thing, most “mainstream” Aboriginals take a fairly hard line on the humbuggers.

  56. Gilas

    Cats would appreciate this paragraph from “Gone Tomorrow” by Lee Child, one of the Jack Reacher series of novels, which I highly recommend:

    “If you take political candidates as a population sample, then the United States is a Third World country. Everyone grows up poor, running water is a luxury, shoes are rare, a square meal is a cause for jubilant celebration.”

    A succinct, brilliant summation of the cancer affecting the West.
    Read Australia for the United States and weep.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    And many of the empty mental health facilities were in prime real estate areas. Just right for redevelopment.

    I grew up near a looney bin, which has now gone to be replaced with cheap housing.
    The infrastructure ahs changed, but the intellectual capacity of the residents is much the same.
    The bin had several sports grounds for the patients to use, and I often played cricket on one of them.
    One of the patients used to take it upon himself to direct traffic and parking when we turned up to play.
    it usually ended up with 8 or 9 cars randomly spread over 10 acres of parkland.
    But everyone just played along.

  58. mh

    North Sydney can fall just like Warringah.

    I suspect only to a green Independent. I would love to see a conservative Independent blasting a
    LlNO out of his seat.

  59. notafan

    at the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce website

    Disproportionately, humbuggers target women and older people: wives, girlfriends, mothers and grandparents. People with jobs are also targeted. I know of mining companies who have trained and hired Indigenous people in well paid fly-in-fly-out jobs, only to see them quit after their first trip home. The pressure and threats towards the workers to hand over their wages was simply too much. All the organisations I met in Alice Springs raised humbugging as a major hurdle to the success of their work.

    Wedged between Failure as “Cultural” & the Black Cultural Cringe

  60. thefrollickingmole

    And many of the empty mental health facilities were in prime real estate areas. Just right for redevelopment.

    Happening in WA soon.

    Old greylands mental hospital is being flogged off and instead a “bit” of Fiona Stanley hospital will be expected to perform the same function.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-14/mental-health-sector-wants-graylands-hospital-money-reinvested/8710196

    In a move away from institutions, Graylands is due to be gradually closed as part of a 10-year mental health plan designed to overhaul the sector.

    Graylands sits on four hectares of prime real estate in Mount Claremont, nestled in Perth’s western suburbs.

    During a two-day mental health conference in Perth, the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) said the Government should not be tempted to use the cash to pay down record state debt.

    “It’s probably worth somewhere between $50 and $100 million,” WAAMH chief executive Rod Astbury said.

    Nothing much under a million in that area, so each microblock will be around $500K
    https://www.domain.com.au/sale/mount-claremont-wa-6010/

  61. None

    I didn’t realise it had a name humbugging that yep that’s exactly that practice that needs to stop.

  62. “mh
    #3029792, posted on May 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm
    North Sydney can fall just like Warringah.

    I suspect only to a green Independent. I would love to see a conservative Independent blasting a
    LlNO out of his seat.”

    That’s what I meant mh……it would fall to a Phelps/Steggall type character. There is a precedent for North Sydney. Ted Mack….a very honourable man, once held the seat of North Sydney as an independent in the 1990s.

  63. John Constantine

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-17/china-to-crackdown-on-live-pig-burials-as-welfare-groups-protest

    The country, with half the world’s hogs, is struggling to contain a nine-month-long outbreak of African swine fever — a contagious viral disease that kills most infected pigs within days but isn’t known to harm humans. Some 1.13 million pigs have been culled to control the contagion, which has spread to Mongolia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and plunging China’s $128 billion pork industry into crisis.

    Read More: The Deadly African Virus That’s Killing Asia’s Pigs

    China bans the burial of live pigs, said Chen Guanghua, deputy chief of the animal husbandry and veterinary bureau with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Officials are trying to identify those responsible, he said in an interview in the eastern city of Wuhan, where he addressed a hog industry conference.

    Their abc country hour reports that some small chinese operations dump pigs that died of pig plague into rivers to dispose of the carcass cheaply.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Doubt has been cast over the largest native title settlement in Victoria’s history, with a new legal challenge calling for the 33.7 million deal to be overturned.

    The Barnett Government, here in the Wild West, was trying to negotiate a “de facto” treaty with the Noongar tribes – a 1.3 billion dollar package, in a full settlement of all land rights claims. FOUR Noongars went to Court and delayed the whole process because they claimed they hadn’t been consulted…

  65. None

    One of the patients used to take it upon himself to direct traffic and parking when we turned up to play.
    it usually ended up with 8 or 9 cars randomly spread over 10 acres of parkland.
    But everyone just played along.

    what a great story

  66. Black Ball

    The only people I give money to would be my parents. They never ask unless they really need it and I am happy to oblige.
    And yes the targeting is real. You get a job, watch the hands go out from people you haven’t seen or heard back from for yonks. Seen many examples of women shacking up with employed blacks and just drain them and fuck off. Not good.

  67. None

    Now Imagine John Constantine if China had a significant drop in their pork production we of course could step in and help them out to the benefit of Australia but no no all the animal Justice fuckwits we’ve now bloody well got in government would stop it.

  68. Dr Faustus

    Wall Street slides on fear of China rare earths retaliation in trade war

    In a commentary headlined, “United States, don’t underestimate China’s ability to strike back”, the official People’s Daily noted America’s “uncomfortable” dependence on rare earths from China.

    “Will rare earths become a counter weapon for China to hit back against the pressure the United States has put on for no reason at all? The answer is no mystery,” it wrote.

    The problem for China is that Rare Earth minerals are not particularly rare. The US itself has huge resources of REE mineralisation – and 30 years ago was the world’s biggest producer. The only reason that China has developed such a large share of the market is that the rest of the world has been happy to let China develop cheap ‘cottage industry’ REE production – and keep the environmental pollution.

    From a purely US perspective, the handover to China of its REE production capability is a shameful story. However, restart of domestic REE production could be measured in months, and full swing in a couple of years. The main holdup would be working through 25 years of regulatory bullshit against a background of regulatory traitors in the EPA.

    Sure the cost would go up for a while, but material would still be available – for defence purposes, from the National strategic materials reserve.

    China, on the other hand, would never see its REE export market again.

  69. Black Ball

    FOUR Noongars went to Court and delayed the whole process because they claimed they hadn’t been consulted…

    Mmmyes, no doubt the big men. Tell me Zulu, was Pat Dodson one of them? 😉

  70. Tom

    Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

    Bwahahahahaha!

    PS: It would be great if that phrase didn’t read as satire. Imagine an Australia where blackfellahs were encouraged to own homes and start businesses and not be cultivated as members of an underclass of victims and welfare moochers.

  71. Mother Lode

    Black Ball,

    I finally had a chance to grab the SMH.

    My mistake, it actually said they can’t rush a referendum (someone else was reading it when I saw it).

    The fellow in the marsupial pelt was, I believe, Ken Wyatt.

    By way of mitigation for my error it was the SMH was is in the vanguard of issues, and they and their writers have long distrusted the great unwashed: Remember how they wanted SSM to simply be legislated without a plebiscite or referendum, but simply on the basis that it was the job of politicians to make all decisions.

    Still, I am much chastened by my error.

  72. Geriatric Mayfly

    Can’t rid myself of the image of Katter as Speaker.
    Point of Order Mr Speaker: I refer you to The Practice p. 944 Clause d Roman Numeral xxiv
    Speaker: Gimme a minute. Clerk begins to whisper in Speaker’s ear. There is no point of order.
    With all due respect Mr Speaker I distinctly heard the Hon Member Opposite call me a ‘dingo.’
    Speaker: Ahhh! Dingos! (Pulls out large screed) The curse of the struggling farmer up north. I’ve shot hundreds of the blighters and it seems to make no difference to their numbers. What they do to a lamb or a calf…
    House empties.

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mmmyes, no doubt the big men. Tell me Zulu, was Pat Dodson one of them? 😉

    He wasn’t, and, from memory, part of the claim was that the tribal elders has no right to make such an agreement on their behalf.

  74. C.L.

    Colluding with terrorists to undermine democracy …
    Another Australian gets to work for Qatar …
    The ABC calls him an “everyday Australian.”

    Rodger Muller, the everyday Australian who went undercover inside the National Rifle Association.

    It all began with a phone call from an old friend.

    Little did Rodger Muller know that answering that call would change his life for three years, leading him to become the head of Gun Rights Australia and cosying up with one of America’s most powerful lobby groups, the National Rifle Association.

    In his first interview since going undercover for Al Jazeera, Mr Muller has told 7.30 what it was like living a double life.

    On the phone was friend and journalist Peter Charley, who is the head of Al Jazeera’s investigative unit in North America. Mr Muller had not spoken to him in years.

    Mr Charley said he was interested in finding out more about the inner workings of the NRA and needed someone to go undercover.

    An “everyday Australian” whose old mate is the North American bureau chief for a terrorist propaganda outfit. Muller doesn’t say how much he was paid by terrorist Qataris to illegally spy on Americans.

  75. thefrollickingmole

    Seen many examples of women shacking up with employed blacks and just drain them and fuck off. Not good.

    Only ran into a couple like that.
    More common was the deadbeat dad turning up every pension day to “see mah kid” and hang around long enough to drain the ex’s bank account.

    One bloke springs to mind, was paying about $2.50 a week to 5 different ladies in “child support” and basically used them as his cash cows moving from place to place.
    Awful bloke
    The worst
    Believe me.

    (had a similar white deadbeat as well, 3 ladies and earning cash drug dealing, but he was more the root and scoot than the boomerang variety)

  76. Black Ball

    Yes that was the thing I did see online Mother Lode. Ken Wyatt.

  77. None

    Definitely not good Black Ball. It’s exceedingly bad when it is accompanied with threats of violence which I sometimes carried out.

    In the last few weeks 2 incidents within days of each other has stuck in my mind. The first was driving down a main road , quite busy, and two aboriginal men were standing at the side and as I was approaching one just walked out into the traffic and I just managed to stop and simultaneously avoid being rear-ended) as he got to my lane. Then he looked at me and kind of laughed a bit stupidly and I realised that he was either dead drunk or dead stoned and then he continued to walk into oncoming traffic on the other side while his mate just stood on the side of the road.
    A few days later I’m standing on North Terrace in the city waiting for the pedestrian light to go green and then from behind and beside me another Aboriginal man just walks out in traffic while a car was turning on a green arrow on his side. As he took his first step onto the road I started yelling no no no no and fortunately the car stopped and he returned and stood next to me and I looked at him and I realised he was out of it as well.
    These were two men in the prime of their life -maybe 40 – you should be Fathers and workers and providers and mentors and yet they had been totally lost to drugs and alcohol. The part of an underclass that you only see if you don’t work 9 to 5 hours or don’t traverse the inner city hipster suburbs all the micro block estates. Nothing has changed in the last 40 years and those two in incidents have finally cracked me. I have no patience for excuses anymore. If we have to forcibly get these people off the streets and into rehab and keep them there, you have to take away kids from drug-fuelled alcohol fuelled violenthe communities then that’s what we should do.

  78. Arky

    De- institutionalisation happened across the world almost simultaneously.
    Governments leap on it.
    Would be interesting to see what the academic origins of the idea were. Usual Marxist arseholes one suspects, trying to do a kind of internal Mariel boat lift “flush the toilet” on the West.
    I had a flatmate at the time who worked in one of those institutions.
    She had a “client” who liked to take a shit on the floor, top it off with a variety of body fluids, then sit there grinning while she cleaned it up.
    Out in the “community” you go.
    Sitting on a tram next to a school child in a suburb near you.

  79. notafan

    In February last year, a federal court agreed with the four claimants and found that four of the six land use agreements negotiated between SWALSC and the state government cannot be legally registered.

    Two weeks later, the Commonwealth government introduced the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill. By June the Native Title Act was amended. The changes now mean Indigenous Land Use Agreements can become valid with a majority of signatures from representatives, rather than needing everyone to agree.

    the four dissenters represented groups

  80. None

    * are sometimes carried out.

  81. Helen

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3029772, posted on May 30, 2019 at 11:45 am

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2019/05/sobering-stuff-from-riccardo-bosi.html

    Well said, Riccardo

    + eleventy

  82. John64

    Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

    Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO – Executive Chairman

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ben Wyatt related to Ken Wyatt?

    Uncle and nephew, IIRC.

  84. candy

    I keep saying to no avail, that the Libs should maintain the buffer by appointing Katter to the chair.

    Katter hardly ever turns up to parliament, let alone being Speaker.

  85. None

    I do like Warren but really he just flip flops all over the place. I suspect he gets a lot of flat from some of his people for being too White. Poor bastard. The one thing I refuse to do is assume any Aboriginal is somehow a spokesman for all Aboriginals or wants to be or should be. Sometimes I think Warren gets torn about that too.

  86. Helen

    I was approaching one just walked out into the traffic and I just managed to stop

    Dont do that on roads in the NT – stop, that is. People have died.

    But yes, little regard for stop og lights in Katherine – a driver has to keep their eye out.

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO – Executive Chairman

    Now being spoken of as a candidate for the Senate.

  88. stackja

    Arky
    #3029821, posted on May 30, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Origins

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    Lucky you only had two None.

    Up here the bloody things play Frogger with traffic all day every day, particularly between creek beds and bits of bush where they ‘long grass’ and the pubs.

    There’s a long standing understanding amongst drivers that if you hit one, never ever stop because the rest of the herd will emerge and flog you senseless, regardless of circumstance. The night before last, some poor punter did just that, and went straight to the local police station to report it.

    Unbeknownst to her, the joint was temporarily full of *spit* traffic cops *spit*, who arrested her for leaving the scene of an accident.

    Thankfully, someone with more sense released her as soon as he found out, and tore the concrete heads a new one to boot.

  90. 3. Finally, there are those where a violent criminal act is just a matter of when not if. They need to be kept in an institution.

    There are more people in the general community now in any of our large cities fitting this description than were incarcerated in all the mental institutions in the country in their heyday.

    Worked out really well didn’t it?

    You’re telling the story.
    You’d better back it up with statistics.
    One complicating factor is that the criminal segment of that particular population has exchanged one kind of institutionalisation for another – asylum for jail.
    Have we seen an upsurge in rape and pillage since all these dangerous people were released from those wonderful institutions? There’s no data to suggest that.
    I visited the Challinor Centre (since closed) in 1972 as part of a course in disability support.
    It was, to put it mildly, a hell hole.
    But there are people (many posting here) who have such delicate sensibilities that the mere sight of someone with a mental illness causes them so much distress that they never really recover.
    I mean, it must be deeply offensive to actually have to acknowledge the existence of these people.

  91. notafan

    The point is regarding humbugging is that voices within the Aboriginal community have been saying it has been an enormous problem for years.

    A problem where non compliance with demands is met with violence (payback) yet Irvine pontificates on the subject of Aboriginane community sharing while completely ignoring reality.

    Someone here posted a while back that elderly Aborigines in the NT now have coin operated electricity? in their homes because of humbuggers.

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    Snap, Helen.

    Katherine’s also good for the drunks, swaying in the median strip on the highway getting sucked under the wheels of road trains. Unnoticed by the truckie, of course.

    Bits of drunk are then spread over 300 km of road from there to either Darwin or the Hi-Way Inn.

  93. Boambee John:

    You have to be rich to be an environmentalist (or a socialist). The “wokes” of the Labor Party and the “doctors’wives” of the Liberals have more in common with the Greens than the parties to which they are nominally attached.

    If the powers that be had any sense at all, they’d realise this is the opportunity of their lifetime to grab the electors the Labor parties have abandoned – the wukkas, who haven’t had a significant wage increase for years, small business which is going to the wall over energy costs, and the middle classes who have paid for the tax spendathon of the last decade.
    The chances? hahahahasnorkhaha.

  94. None

    Helen I had to stop otherwise I would have hit him. This was in the city on a main road two lanes each way. I couldn’t even change the left lane and if you had turned back I would have hit him then anyway. Only had one option and that was to stop. I understand about payback. I know a lady here who’s Nungah rom WA and her husband is white from Northern Territory. A few years back they were driving to Kalgoorlie to visit her mob and they had to stop somewhere and were set upon by some rellues of somebody who was hit by car by some of her rellies and who happened to recognise her. When she was telling at me about I just thought it was insane. She can’t a half laughed at me and said I was just pay back. Sorry I get that some of these customs developed over the course of centuries as means of survival and I tied up with tribal lore but we’re not in the neolithic era anymore.

  95. Boambee John

    my carefully considered posts.

    As carefully considered as a seagull deciding where to sh1t?

  96. Leigh Lowe

    Black Ball

    #3029810, posted on May 30, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    FOUR Noongars went to Court and delayed the whole process because they claimed they hadn’t been consulted…

    How dare you call these people “Noongars”.
    A disgraceful slur.

  97. *spit* traffic cops *spit*

    One of these days someone will roll a hand-grenade behind a bush where one or two are lurking, and just keep on driving.

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sorry I get that some of these customs developed over the course of centuries as means of survival and I tied up with tribal lore but we’re not in the neolithic era anymore.

    There’s two Indigenous families here, in the Wild West, feuding over who was to blame for a fatal car accident in the late 1960’s, and two more feuding over who grassed who to the cops, over twenty years ago.

  99. None

    A problem where non compliance with demands is met with violence (payback) yet Irvine pontificates on the subject of Aboriginane community sharing while completely ignoring reality.

    That’s because Jessica Irvine is a f****** communist who f****** thinks that this represents some sort of f****** communist utopian wet dream. In Jessica Irvine’s tiny little mind Aboriginals are just Noble Savages who should be kept as museum pieces to feed her f****** demented ideology. God help the poor little mite if an Aboriginal was ever the managing editor of 9 newspapers and sacked her for incompetence.

  100. None

    I like Ricardo Bosi a lot but his videos are a little bit on the apocalyptic side and won’t appeal to mainstream Aussies. Also 10 minutes is too long for those sorts of this it should be five minutes max.

  101. None

    Oh that’s tragic Zulu. What a waste of life and energy.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bill Shorten blames ‘corporate leviathans’ and the media for his election loss

    Richard Ferguson
    Reporter
    @RichAFerguson
    16 minutes ago May 30, 2019
    2 Comments

    Bill Shorten has blamed “corporate leviathans” and “financial behemoths” for his shock election loss, as he passed on the leadership of the Labor Party to Anthony Albanese.

    Mr Shorten will remain on Labor’s frontbench in a yet-unknown position but ends a nearly six-year-tenure leading the party today.

    The former opposition leader told Labor’s party room in Canberra there were “lessons from defeat” but said it would take time to discover the real reasons behind his election loss, and that “powerful vested interests” were a major hurdle to his campaign.

    “I understand there are lessons to be learned from defeat,” he told the Labor party room.

    “We were up against corporate leviathans, financial behemoths, spending hundreds of millions of dollars telling lies, spreading fear.

    From the Oz. Poor Aussie battler, beaten by “the big end of town.”

  103. Some History

    3 functioning neurons… and 2 are in the microphone.

    https://imgur.com/LpDBfsr

  104. notafan

    my carefully considered posts.

    Good point Boambee John

    everyone else here posts ‘bullshit’

    and we all sign from the same hymnal too

  105. Some History

    Mr Shorten will remain on Labor’s frontbench in a yet-unknown position

    Compromised.

  106. Black Ball

    How long before Bill Shorten tires of life in Canberra and sharpens his knives for Daniel Andrews? Recently re-elected, state is down the gurgler. Who better in his mind to save Victorians than the Member for Maribyrnong?

  107. Arky

    Seen dozens of kids dumped into mainstream classrooms over the years, who should have been in alternative such as what Numberwang (God bless him for that at least) provided.
    Bloody awful.
    Now, there are successes.
    But there are others with such obvious problems that you have to say the obvious. Putting this individual in with my mob of ferals is unusual cruelty, and it is going to end in tears.
    The social workers are always adamant in their advocacy for their “client”.
    Months of shit ensues. It ends really badly. Social worker has to actually find suitable setting for kid. Arky begins long process of bringing ferals back to a normal state of semi- organised, disruptive shitfullness.
    I suspect that these poor individuals are never dumped on middle class schools, or the places where the people who make policies live, where maybe they might have a chance.
    But I may be being cynical.

  108. notafan

    I like Ricardo Bosi a lot but his videos are a little bit on the apocalyptic side and won’t appeal to mainstream Aussies. Also 10 minutes is too long for those sorts of this it should be five minutes max.

    I agree None, short and pithy, though RB has great presence and oozes integrity and should capitalize on that

    I watched the opening of one where RB referred to a favorite quote took so long I got bored and backed out,

    Clearly in this first world country we are not facing any existential threat (if you are not a green) people want practical solutions to real problems

    excess taxation lack of personal freedom etc

  109. Sorry for the repeat of Silent Scott folks, I didn’t see that it had been posted.

  110. and we all sign from the same hymnal too

    In Notafan’s church, people have to sign for the privilege to sing.
    The mind boggles.
    It must get a bit messy most Sundays.
    Do you queue to sign, or is the hymnal passed around like the collection plate?
    There are obviously weird sects out there I’ve never heard of.

  111. NSFW
    Reference the pigs burned to death in pits, then buried while still alive.
    Link here – I put this up because people won’t believe the callousness of the act, in the same spirit of German civilians being made to witness the concentration camps.
    While evil like this continues, only humans with conscience can stop it.
    Boycott Asian foods.

  112. Mark from Melbourne

    One of the patients used to take it upon himself to direct traffic and parking when we turned up to play.
    it usually ended up with 8 or 9 cars randomly spread over 10 acres of parkland.
    But everyone just played along.

    I used to head out to Kew to “debate” some of the more in-touch residents with my team (Dad ran a campaign that raised a lot of dollars for a reno of the site back in the day). We always “lost”, and a fine time was had by all.

    The most lively and fun debate audience ever.

    De-institutionalisation was a bloody stupid idea which ruined countless lives. Even more stupid is that, knowing as we now do what a disaster it’s been, we plough on doing the same dumb thing.

  113. notafan

    Dullard

    I was talking about constant claims of the hivemind at the cat

    Carefully considered posts

    Haha

  114. Some History

    Don’t cross the Albodross or you’ll be “nostrilized”.

    https://imgur.com/N2kEeDf

  115. Leigh Lowe

    Some History

    #3029853, posted on May 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Mr Shorten will remain on Labor’s frontbench in a yet-unknown position…

    There seems to be almost an acceptance that Schorten will bring his steak knives with him and hasn’t given up on “the dream”.
    How would a challenge work under the new Labour rules?
    OK, they managed engineer the election of Pieman in 2016, and for the Little Thai Tugger That Could to be elected unopposed this year, both immediately post election.
    But how does that work in the final year of a three year term?
    Schorten throws out a challenge, but the Thai Tugger doesn’t go quietly.
    They set up a rank-nad-file ballot, which takes several weeks.
    ScoMo promptly calls a snap poll with a very short campaign (it can legally be as short as 33 days).
    For most of the campaign, ScoMo is channeling Clint Eastwood and debating with the empty chair.
    I don’t think they have thought this one through.

  116. Twitter should have been invented years ago.
    There’s nothing so revealing as to read the Twitter feed of prominent left-wingers.
    They’re nowhere near as brainy as they’re made out to be.
    They know their philosophies are fragile, not able to stand up to scrutiny.

  117. Mother Lode

    Bill Shorten has blamed “corporate leviathans” and “financial behemoths” for his shock election loss, as he passed on the leadership of the Labor Party to Anthony Albanese.

    Tits, They would have assumed (like Labor) that you were going to win. Why would they be wanting to antagonising the next PM?

    Just because they do not like you does not mean they are actively plotting against you.

  118. Leigh Lowe

    Seen dozens of kids dumped into mainstream classrooms over the years, who should have been in alternative such as what Numberwang (God bless him for that at least) provided.
    Bloody awful.

    Yes.
    What I was thinking of specifically are those who are not a threat and who could function at a basic level (make and keep an appointment, catch public transport, go shopping at the supermarket), but regular school or employment is way beyond them.
    The trouble is, the zealots think that these disabled people can only be fulfilled by being treated absolutely equally by going to a normal school, being given a full-paying adult job that they have no hope of performing properly, which ends up destroying them.
    The zealots (oh, they like to be called “advocates” by the way) hate “special schools” and “sheltered workshops” with a passion.
    Never mind that these environments give the best chance of these people reaching their limited potential.
    You are painting a number on the side of a Datsun 120Y and throwing it into a Grand Prix.

  119. I suspect that these poor individuals are never dumped on middle class schools, or the places where the people who make policies live, where maybe they might have a chance.

    Depends what you mean by a “middle class” school.
    I am most familiar with Toowoomba where I was principal of one of the two special schools in town for nine years.
    I used to attend many principals’ meetings, attended by many of those who ran what they liked to call “private” schools.
    They were actually subsidised schools, as they took large components of their funding from taxpayer sources. Most of them refused to enrol kids with intellectual impairments or Autism. Many middle class parents would enrol their offspring at my school after being turned away by the “private” schools.
    They would often complain bitterly about how they and their child had been given short shrift.
    Invariably they were told “We don’t cater for children with intellectual impairments/autism/behaviour disorders” (strike out whichever is not applicable).
    Often, when meeting private school principals at principal’s meetings for the first time, I would hear about the wonderful work they were doing with (usually one) student with a disability.
    These students were invariably bright kids who were vision impaired, or had some kind of physical impairment. In other words, students for whom no major adjustments were necessary in terms of staffing or pedagogy. The schools made sure that stories about their “wonderful work” featured often in the local rag. They were very much “token students”.
    After a while at these meetings, the principal of the other special school and myself developed a technique of asking, when given the “We don’t cater for….” response, the simple question “Why not?”.
    At this point, the subject would be very rapidly changed, or the principal in question would find someone else on the other side of the gathering that they needed to speak with urgently.
    It avoided the need to explain what they were doing with the commonwealth programme money they actually received for students with disabilities.
    Despite Gonski funding, the situation hasn’t changed since I retired. If you have a child with autism, or severe intellectual disabilities, you’ve got Buckley’s change of finding a private school where they will be accepted, no matter how wealthy you are.
    There is very little choice available.

  120. cohenite

    Mueller got all his convictions on either historical unrelated offences such as tax avoidance and registration irregularities or process offences where obvious entrapment caught people like Flynn in inadvertent lies.

    The attempt to get Trump on the obstruction charge is another process gotcha where any failure by Trump to conform to the absolute letter of any requests by Mueller or even expression of antipathy to the process of investigation will be construed as obstruction to the investigation of a corruptly confected offence of collusion which did not exist.

    This is pure Kafta.

  121. Bear Necessities

    Bill Shorten has blamed “corporate leviathans” and “financial behemoths” for his shock election loss, as he passed on the leadership of the Labor Party to Anthony Albanese.

    Tits, They would have assumed (like Labor) that you were going to win. Why would they be wanting to antagonising the next PM?

    Just because they do not like you does not mean they are actively plotting against you.

    Seems he will be passing on the tin foil hat as well.

    What a hypocrite! On the way up he was more than willing to hang around with a corporate leviathan or two.

  122. John64

    Bill Shorten has blamed “corporate leviathans” and “financial behemoths” for his shock election loss

    Mostly code for Murdoch666.

  123. Dave in Marybrook

    Front page on the Oz, Wyatt reminds the reader that “nobody has really defined what a voice is”.
    This salient fact should be dragged out into the daylight at every opportunity. The whole charade hides behind “The Voice” as something profound, but it flies in the face of the Enlightenment. It’s an indictment on our social and civic education that it has even been entertained thus far, and not laughed out of polite conversation as something as shallow and self-serving as a confected standing ovation on reality TV.
    The rot really set in during the Same Sex “Marriage” debate, where it was a long-promised watershed for gay pairs too long forsaken in the wilderness, and a final cure for suicide to boot. It was nothing of the sort- it’s a confected campaign by the born-to-rule left, who have no love of our institutions and no realisation of their foundational benefit to our society, who think that their Woke Utopia is just the ticket to yoke the proles to.

  124. Calli:

    The 1983 Richmond Report recommended de-institutionalisation of mental patients and popping them into community care (amongst other things).

    Worked out really well, didn’t it?

    And the chances about it being reversed? Buggerall.
    Sorry girls. You’ll just have to put up with being murdered by lunatics because a politicians ego will be bruised if they were to be corrected.

  125. Roger

    The Barnett Government, here in the Wild West, was trying to negotiate a “de facto” treaty with the Noongar tribes…

    I note the WA government has referred to it as a “settlement” and not a treaty, and for good reason.

    Nevertheless several prominent legal academics are arguing that the settlement has all the features of a treaty (that’s arguable; the Noongar people are not a sovereign nation or entity) and should be called that.

    The next step will be to call for the “treaty” to be registered with the United Nations, as international law requires, which means it is then enforceable by the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

    Victoria and any other state casually talking about treaties with indigenous people ought to take note and proceed with caution.

  126. Mr Shorten will remain on Labor’s frontbench in a yet-unknown position…

    How many unknown positions are there?

    Garden gnomes: feet at the bottom and facing the street.

  127. Some History

    Cohenite, don’t argue with Hollywood!
    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/05/29/hollywood-demands-congress-impeach-trump-after-mueller-speaks/

    The “story” is rightfully categorized under “entertainment”.

  128. min

    Can someone tell me how indigenous people put together a couple of animal skins?

  129. Roger

    Bill Shorten has blamed “corporate leviathans” and “financial behemoths” for his shock election loss…

    A preemptive strike against the ALP investigation into why they lost.

    The fact is a majority of voters took a long hard look at him and didn’t much like what they saw or what he stands for.

    But we must hope the caucus room was full of empty heads nodding furiously in agreement with Bill.

  130. cohenite

    Cohenite, don’t argue with Hollywood!

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/05/29/hollywood-demands-congress-impeach-trump-after-mueller-speaks/

    The thing is I now find it almost impossible to watch movies made by some of these dickheads: de niro is definitely out and that means Midnight Run is out as is Moonstruck with that fishfaced twit cher and so on.

  131. thefrollickingmole

    Invariably they were told “We don’t cater for children with intellectual impairments/autism/behaviour disorders”

    Probably because they werent teaching organisations set up and staffed to cater for kids with those disabilities?

    Just a wild guess.

    FFS get over yourself you tedious, dribbling weirdo.

    You need a

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Bill Shorten has blamed “corporate leviathans” and “financial behemoths” for his shock election loss, as he passed on the leadership of the Labor Party to Anthony Albanese.

    Name names, Pieman.
    As far as I can see, most of corporate Australia was totally in the bag for Tits, either enthisiastically so ([email protected] scammers) or out of fear of his vengeful reputation.
    I am laughing over recent days at the BCA running ads about “working Australians” desperately casting off their ALP lapel pins and taking down their red bunting and running to catch the ScoMo bus.
    I hope he tells them to fuck off.

  133. Roger

    Mr Shorten will remain on Labor’s frontbench in a yet-unknown position…

    Foetal would be appropriate.

  134. Percy Popinjay

    Everyone grows up poor, running water is a luxury, shoes are rare, a square meal is a cause for jubilant celebration.

    While accommodation involves existing in a shoebox by side of road and keeping warm at night necessitates burning your underpants.

    This is what evil capitalists (BIRM) would happily see us all reduced to.

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Bill Shorten has blamed “corporate leviathans” and “financial behemoths” for his shock election loss…

    That must be why all the battlers deserted them and they gained all their votes from inner city luvvies.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    (that’s arguable; the Noongar people are not a sovereign nation or entity)

    To the best of my knowledge and belief, there’s a convention somewhere that a treaty can only be concluded by two sovereign nations.

  137. Arky

    Often, when meeting private school principals at principal’s meetings for the first time, I would hear about the wonderful work they were doing with (usually one) student with a disability.

    ..
    Private schools are run by the same shitfull middle class lefty tossers who run state schools.
    Condescending arseholes.
    Hope you gave them hell.

  138. Percy Popinjay

    the ALP investigation into why they lost

    Here are the findings of my investigation:

    The labore pardee’s policies were shit and they were marketed by a bunch of malevolent incoherent imbeciles that the electorate wouldn’t figuratively have pissed on if they were ablaze.

    Thanks Albodross, thanks caucus, now where’s my $500,000 consultant’s fee?

  139. johanna

    De- institutionalisation happened across the world almost simultaneously.
    Governments leap on it.
    Would be interesting to see what the academic origins of the idea were. Usual Marxist arseholes one suspects, trying to do a kind of internal Mariel boat lift “flush the toilet” on the West

    It started with the ‘anti-psychiatry’ movement rooted in 1960s and 70s counter-culture. Books and articles started appearing about the so-called myth of mental illness and how it was really just the fascist State picking on people because they were different, or something. There were also plenty of horror stories, some justified, some not, about conditions in mental hospitals.

    In a felicitous marriage of financial interests (governments could sell the land and save money on mental health staff) and social justice preening, de-institutionalisation happened all over the Western world in the 80s and 90s. The consequences for the poor sods, many of whom were utterly institutionalised as well as mentally ill, who were turfed out to fend for themselves, were often tragic and sometimes fatal.

  140. Leigh Lowe

    Mr Shorten will remain on Labor’s frontbench in a yet-unknown position…

    Ummm … has anyone told Bill that the scenery from the front bench won’t be as good as it used to be?

  141. mh

    Ron Perlman would have to be one of the biggest dickheads.

    F this, F that. Hey Ron, swearing doesn’t make you any more correct.

  142. notafan

    LL I posted that vid on a labor candidate’s face book feed after they posted some guff about wymmns and nasty men,

  143. Leigh Lowe

    Bill Shorten has blamed “corporate leviathans” and “financial behemoths” for his shock election loss…

    Right on cue.
    Just as we were discussing the mertits of locking up delusional retards who pose a danger to society.

  144. calli

    Private schools are run by the same shitfull middle class lefty tossers who run state schools.

    Not all. I know someone in deep cover.

  145. Leigh Lowe

    Bill Shorten has blamed “corporate leviathans” and “financial behemoths” for his shock election loss…

    I fink it is pronounced “corporate leviafans” and “financial behemoffs”.
    .
    By the way, that is fucking cute coming from someone who would be besties with Solly Lew, the Smorgons, the Pratts etc.

  146. The Sheriff

    I suspect that Keneally is a master of the coquettish. I still remember the way she taunted that dud Piccoli in Parliament as a “rurosexual” – Piccoli is another leftist who doesn’t deserve sympathy, but the way Keneally did it suggested that she has long played the coquette to get ahead.

  147. Mark from Melbourne

    While accommodation involves existing in a shoebox by side of road and keeping warm at night necessitates burning your underpants.

  148. Dr Faustus:

    Sure the cost would go up for a while, but material would still be available – for defence purposes, from the National strategic materials reserve.

    And the funny thing is that the reserve would sell them off at a profit.
    US S&CMS. I haven’t got any more recent figures, but fig 3 in the link shows shortfalls of 6 REE, with a total value of $130 million necessary to top the stops up.

  149. P

    Opinion
    James Parker: You couldn’t make it up if you tried
    The Catholic Weekly May 30, 2019

    The Folau fallout is no small event. It is not another simple offering from the national news factory. No. It is something much deeper. And yes, sinister.

    It is a most poignant warning to the Christian community, and above all to those in positions of church leadership.

  150. TFM;

    One bloke springs to mind, was paying about $2.50 a week to 5 different ladies in “child support” and basically used them as his cash cows moving from place to place.
    Awful bloke
    The worst
    Believe me.

    A common one was grandad/grandma in care at the hospital. Leave the poor bugger in for a month or two. Decide the grandie was ready to come home after putting on a couple of kilos and having their meds regularly.
    House visit a week later to check up on things – patient is in a shit and piss flooded bed, hasn’t had anything proper to eat or drink – someone might have left a tinnie or the rest of a goonbag for them. “Nah. She won’t get out of bed.”
    Party still going from the drained bank account.
    And they wonder why I loathe the bastards, and the system that actively refuses to deal with this issue, whilst putting black marks against the record of anyone who tries. God help anyone who comes to the attention of the Aboriginal Legal Service. Those fuckers brag about getting nurses deregistered.

  151. None:

    These were two men in the prime of their life -maybe 40 – you should be Fathers and workers and providers and mentors and yet they had been totally lost to drugs and alcohol.

    Yep. Children of the previous generation of victims of the do-gooders. Parents of the next generation of the victims of the do-gooders.

  152. Good Afternoon, Gentlemen.

    Good afternoon sire.
    There is one here.

  153. Ros

    New Zealand’s Wellbeing budget is fronted with an attractive picture of a single mum and her daughter. Thing is she is actually an Australian who has in fact returned to Australia because she couldn’t afford to live in NZ.

  154. None

    I suspect that Keneally is a master of the coquettish. I still remember the way she taunted that dud Piccoli in Parliament as a “rurosexual” – Piccoli is another leftist who doesn’t deserve sympathy, but the way Keneally did it suggested that she has long played the coquette to get ahead.

    hell yes and in today’s environment it’s very difficult for a man to counter that although I just suggest a simple question. Are you trying to flirt with me Kristina?

  155. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sorry girls. You’ll just have to put up with being murdered by lunatics because a politicians ego will be bruised if they were to be corrected.

    Look, if it makes you feel better it’s far more likely that my brethren get killed by Sane people than vice versa.
    😁

  156. Leigh Lowe

    During my search for the Kate Ellis vid, I stumbled on this from the Gruaniard from 2013. “Ten Female Pollies to Watch”.
    It doesn’t age well.
    1. Sarah Hyphen-Young. Struggled to hang on to what should be a rolled gold Green Senate seat.
    2. Shilpa Hegde. Liberal candidate for safe labor seat in 2013. Unheard of since.
    3. Fiona Nash. Failed citizenship., Gone from politics after breaking cover as an Andrew Broad style deep-Green National.
    4. Rachael Jacobs. Invented the fake #illridewithyou story and was set for big things apparently. Sunk without trace.
    5. Cathy McGowan. Elected on the back of inner city voter fraud. One hit wonder. Gone.
    6. Kelly O’Dwyer. Succesfully turned a blue ribbon seat into marginal Green after running on a “what’s yours is mine” super policy. Gone.
    7. Nova Peris. Parachuted into the Senate. Blew herself up. Back on the piss.
    8. Tanya Pliberesek. Family demands vary depending on which side of the despatch box she sits. Capacity to be Deputy Pm, but not Opposition Leader.
    9. Lee Rhiannon. Rissoled by the Greens for being too far left. Let that sink in for a moment.
    10. Penny Wong. Treading water. Spent most of the evening of 18th May carefully examing the insides of her own palms and trying not to cry on air.
    Seven of the ten are either gone from polotics or exploded on the launch pad.
    The remaining three have gone sideways or backwards in those six short years.

  157. Boambee John

    “We were up against corporate leviathans, financial behemoths, spending hundreds of millions of dollars telling lies, spreading fear.

    But enough about the unions, Thier ABC, Nein Media and industry super Bill, what was it that overcame their collective power?

  158. Boambee John

    In Notafan’s church, people have to sign for the privilege to sing.

    But at least they can sing in the local argot, rather than the ergot?

  159. Roberto

    Leigh Lowe

    During my search for the Kate Ellis vid, I stumbled on this from the Gruaniard from 2013. “Ten Female Pollies to Watch”.

    A veritable confederacy of dunces.

  160. Stimpson J. Cat

    Not a good look guys.

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  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jesus Christ just build the Wall.

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    I was actually sticking up for Sleepy Joe Biden while on foreign soil. Kim Jong Un called him a “low IQ idiot,” and many other things, whereas I related the quote of Chairman Kim as a much softer “low IQ individual.” Who could possibly be upset with that?
    5:58 AM · May 29, 2019

  162. Arky

    They’re doing a biopic on Boy George.
    Following Freddy and Elton John, is the prerequisite that you are a shit singer, or do these guys have something else in common?

  163. Top Ender

    Nice analysis Leigh Lowe!

  164. “Lee Rhiannon. Rissoled by the Greens for being too far left. Let that sink in for a moment.”

    Yep….says a lot.

  165. None

    Leigh Lowe

    #3029921, posted on May 30, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Haha

  166. “Pell appeal to be live-streamed
    The appeal of Cardinal George Pell will be shown live on the Supreme Court website next week.”

    WTF!

  167. notafan

    Rachael Jacobs.

    Wasn’t she on QandQ last week?

  168. Pell appeal to be live-streamed …

    Hmm. Sounds like the script (and verdict) is done and done.

  169. None

    WTF!

    health conviction is a source of national shame we should be in sackcloth and ashes that our justice system and our juries are just so absolutely fucked yet these ass clowns are turning it into a circus to big note themselves. I’m not one for reprecatory prayers on my own country but lordy Lord do we deserve a little bit of old style judgement. WTF indeed.

  170. Atoms for Peace

    Leviathan is just another word for fat shaming

  171. None

    WTF!

    Pell’s conviction is a source of national shame. We should be in sackcloth and ashes that our justice system and our juries are just so absolutely fucked yet these arse clowns are turning it into a circus to big note themselves. I’m not one for reprecatory prayers on my own country but lordy Lord do we deserve a little bit of old style judgement. WTF indeed.

  172. P

    The Australian

    Pell’s application for leave to appeal against conviction, and the appeal itself, is listed to be heard by the Court of Appeal on Wednesday June 5 and Thursday June 6, beginning at 9.30am each day.

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Ferguson, President of the Court of Appeal Justice Chris Maxwell and Justice Mark Weinberg will preside over the hearing.

  173. notafan

    The sentencing hearing was live so why not the appeal?

    Especially if it is ‘controversial’

    (I hope it is)

  174. cohenite

    Leigh Lowe

    #3029921, posted on May 30, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    During my search for the Kate Ellis vid, I stumbled on this from the Gruaniard from 2013. “Ten Female Pollies to Watch”.

    That’s funny.

  175. None

    Rambler it certainly is suspicious because first the appeal judge’s have to Grant leave for Pell to appeal and then the appeal will be heard. It’s as if they can preempt the outcome. If they wanted Justice to be seen to be done they should have never issued a super injunction. The Victorian Police, the Victorian Department of Public Prosecutions, and the Victorian justice system along with the Victorian Government led by Daniel Andrews as well as nearly everybody in our media are absolutely covered in s*** over this kangaroo trial and nothing but nothing can redeem them now.

  176. cohenite

    New petition going around:

    It’s the biggest, most insulting and useless waste of taxpayers’ money I’ve ever heard.

    Scott Morrison wants to spend fifty million dollars of our money on a new memorial to a British seafarer Captain Cook.

    Imagine what $50m could do for hospitals, the elderly or improving the life chances of indigenous people.

    I’m an archaeologist: history, the land and memorials are important to me. But not this one. It’s a disgrace. There are many memorials to James Cook – no more are necessary.

    James Cook was directly responsible for the European invasion and colonisation of Australia. It had a devastating impact on our indigenous people.

    A large part of this proposed memorial is in the Treasurer’s own electorate – surely a conflict of interest.

    70000 cretins have signed this.

  177. notafan

    from January

    Mr Morrison has announced $6.7 million in funding for a replica of Captain Cook’s famous ship the Endeavour to circumnavigate Australia over 14 months, stopping at 39 locations along the coast.

    The government will also provide a $5.45 million grant to the Cooktown 2020 Festival.

    The prime minister says the festivities will recognise and celebrate both indigenous and European histories

    .

    slight exaggeration

  178. egg_

    10. Penny Wong. Treading water. Spent most of the evening of 18th May carefully examing the insides of her own palms and trying not to cry on air.

    Please excuse my schadenboner.

    It must have been wonderful to watch condescending magnanimity fade to malevolence as the notion of having the Election in the bag faded before That Wong Chap’s eyes.

  179. Coming to a TV near you.
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    An early start was arranged so: no clash with the cooking shows or days of our lives!
    Replays of the key moments will follow the verdict.

    Advertisers, please note there is still a few adjournment slots available. Contact Loosey from Justice Victoria for details.

  180. Val Majkus

    Grant leave for Pell to appeal and then the appeal will be heard

    think this would all be done via written submissions backed up by oral argument … it’s not a retrial

  181. The whole Pell travesty makes me utterly sick..

  182. None

    The second appeals judge is on the board of Liberty Victoria you know those lawyers in for open borders and all that sort of shit. I also put up a submission about gay students I think when all that full s*** was going on.
    My heart is sinking. Pell may need to go to the High Court and then he has to rely on factors in our f***** up federal government for permission to do so.

  183. mh

    Please excuse my schadenboner.

    It must have been wonderful to watch condescending magnanimity fade to malevolence as the notion of having the Election in the bag faded before That Wong Chap’s eyes.

    Sinodinos spent the evening trying to find common ground with Wong. What a tool.

  184. egg_

    7. Nova Peris. Parachuted into the Senate. Blew herself up. Back on the piss.

    And more ‘Tim Tam” action?

  185. None: Pack his toothbrush and starting knitting a pair of warm socks.

  186. calli

    That News.com article on Cook was woeful and slightly hysterical. How dare we celebrate the 250th anniversary of his discovery?

    I especially liked this caption:

    Portrait of Captain James Cook never actually circumnavigated Australia

    No. I suppose it didn’t.

  187. bundyrum

    The video Riccardo made may be too long, but it is truthful.
    Slomo is shit….a lefty shit at that.

  188. None

    Third judge Weinberg is ex DPP and AFP and I thought that he had retired in May? I no Pell’s team had always thought they would have to go to appeal given the absolute f****** b******* media and the way the Victorian law works that juries could just make up their own facts but honestly I don’t like that Trio.

  189. None

    Agree Bundy. Slomo is centre left. Most Pentecostals are Wishy Washy lefties too.

  190. None

    Not sure what you mean by that Rambler.

  191. I don’t like that Trio.

    Victoristani judiciary is unbiased and even handed.
    Just like the ABC.

  192. Not sure what you mean by that Rambler.

    I meant, he is not going home anytime soon.

  193. None

    I cannot understand how we can permit lawyers and judges to be involved with extremist organisations like Liberty Victoria who definitely have an axe to grind and work against the will of the people as expressed in the ballot box. How can you administer the law when you’re spending most of your time trying to circumvent it or overthrow it?

  194. zyconoclast

    Infiltration
    The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within

    It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith.

    That all changed in the mid-19th century, when clandestine societies populated by Modernists and Marxists hatched a plan to subvert the Catholic Church from within. Their goal: to change Her doctrine, Her liturgy, and Her mission.

    In this captivating and carefully documented book, Dr. Taylor Marshall pulls back the curtain on their nefarious plan, showing how these enemies of Christ strategically infiltrated the seminaries, then the priesthood, then the episcopacy, and eventually the cardinal-electors – all with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.

    You’ll come to see that the seemingly endless scandals plaguing the Church are not the result, as so many think, of cultural changes, or of Vatican II, but rather the natural consequences of an orchestrated demonic plot to destroy the Church.

    In these gripping pages, you’ll discover:

    -How popes of the 1800s discovered a plot to infiltrate the Church
    -How theologians suspected of being Modernists became Vatican powerbrokers.
    -How modifications in Catholic canon law enabled predator priests like Theodore McCarrick to stay in positions of power.
    -How Our Lady of La Salette gave a prophetic warning of the plot to infiltrate the Church.
    -How the chief architect of liturgical reforms was discovered to be a Freemason.
    -Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s role in exposing the Communist infiltration of the priesthood.
    -How the confusing history of the Third Secret of Fatima relates to the infiltration of the Catholic Church.
    -That Pope Paul VI explained that Vatican II was not infallible.
    -How Pope Paul VI revoked the voting rights of cardinals over 80, thus guaranteeing that all voting cardinals were appointed by him.
    -How the criteria for sainthood shifted from a person’s historical acts to his personal beliefs.
    -The complex roots of the St. Gallen Mafia and how they plotted to modify Catholic doctrine and elect Pope Francis.

  195. None

    Given the judges on the appeals panel and this decision to have a little TV Circus I’m afraid you may be right Rambler. This is beyond sickening.

  196. hzhousewife

    These were two men in the prime of their life -maybe 40 – you should be Fathers and workers and providers and mentors and yet they had been totally lost to drugs and alcohol.

    Just like our even younger white examples, the murderers of Eurydice and Courtney, young men lost to mental distress, compounded by drugs and alcohol.

  197. calli

    Chins up, Christian Cats.

    2Kings 6:16-17

    Be sure Cardinal Pell is surrounded, regardless of what you see.

  198. Dr Faustus

    Loving Albanese’s deft handling of ALP factional politics.

    – Ed Husic shafted so that Perky Keneally can be on the Labor Frontbench;
    – Head Shoppie, Don Farrell shafted so that Keneally can be deputy leader in the Senate;
    – NSW Right incensed because Keneally has a record of success that makes Theresa May look like Otto von Bismark.

    And all the while, Gollum Shorten sits nodding obsequiously, chewing whatever fish is thrown to him, with his eyes fixed on his Precious…

  199. notafan

    Br Tyrrell’s appeal was upheld

    not going to give up hope just yet

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    James Cook was directly responsible for the European invasion and colonisation of Australia. It had a devastating impact on our indigenous people.

    Ummm, the High Court has twice declared Australia was “settled” and NOT “invaded.” “Invasion” would nullify Native title and land rights. Can Western Australian taxpayers have their billion quid back?

  201. memoryvault

    Slomo is shit….a lefty shit at that.

    Good afternoon Bundyrum.
    Sorry, I’ve come in late and haven’t seen Riccardo’s video.
    Is “Slomo” a reference to our beloved Fearless Leader?

  202. Black Ball

    James Cook was directly responsible for the European invasion and colonisation of Australia. It had a devastating impact on our indigenous people.

    Mmmyes so I take that James Cook University will be closing it’s doors tomorrow as a matter of urgency for our indigenous people.

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oh sh$t I just worked out where Monty is.

    Stimpy – Plastic surgery eh? Do him a favour and send him this article.

  204. Eyrie

    “De-institutionalisation was a bloody stupid idea which ruined countless lives. Even more stupid is that, knowing as we now do what a disaster it’s been, we plough on doing the same dumb thing.”
    We keep unsolving problems that were solved. Loony bins, how to educate children in primary school so they learn to read, write and do simple arithmetic etc etc.

  205. Stimpson J. Cat

    Noa Landau נעה לנדאו
    @noa_landau
    Unexpected & unprecedented:
    @netanyahu
    fails to form a coalition. Right wing veteran, his own past aide,
    @AvigdorLiberman
    refused to be persuaded – #Israel is currently on the fast track to ANOTHER round of #elections
    4:49 AM · May 30, 2019

  206. Old School Conservative

    LL, thanks for that blast from the past.
    In addition to Bill’s supercilious smirk and playground leer, and the nudge nudge wink wink sharing with co-cospirators on either side of him, one aspect of body language is very interesting.

    The bloke on Bill’s left – watch his foot. He raises it and keeps it up.
    Symbolic.

  207. Black Ball

    Just caught a glimpse of Lavinia Nixon. What a beautiful woman she is. Have her over Jane Bunn and Rebecca Judd any day. Or night.

  208. bundyrum

    MV, yup that leftwing arsehole that people here were cheering for a week or so ago.
    Mind you I can forgive a bit as we dodged a bullet by not getting the liars, but i trust the libs to shaft us at a slower rate than the liars…..not much slower though.
    Go watch Riccardo vid upthread?

  209. Herodotus

    It’s Time!
    Time for a rerun of “Who’s in bed with Kristina Keneally?”
    By Tom Dusevic, published in The Australian some time ago, and a real hoot.
    Link

  210. thefrollickingmole

    Imagine what $50m could do for hospitals, the elderly or improving the life chances of indigenous people.

    Judging by the amounts currently spent, absolutely nothing…

    eg: https://theconversation.com/factcheck-qanda-is-30-billion-spent-every-year-on-500-000-indigenous-people-in-australia-64658
    Total direct expenditure on services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in 2012-13 was estimated to be $30.3 billion, accounting for 6.1% of total direct general government expenditure.

    The same report also found that:

    Estimated expenditure per person in 2012-13 was $43,449 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, compared with $20,900 for other Australians (a ratio of 2.08 to 1 — an increase from a ratio of 1.93 to 1 in 2008-09).
    ….

    Health expenditure was $170 billion in 2015–16

    So if i add those 2 together you get a nice round 200 billion dollars.

    Its 5/20,000ths of the sum spent.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Been on seek.com.au all afternoon looking for a job as a “business leviafan and corporate behemoff”.
    There’s not a lot going in that field at the minute.
    .
    Seriously, Bill.
    Behe moths?
    You couldn’t beat a fucking Bogong moth

  212. None

    I can’t believe Albo is that stupid no wait I can. What is the attraction with Keneally? Has she given him some free Thai massage? He just lost the Muslim vote as well as the Catholic vote because no right thinking Catholic thinks Keneally is anything but a shrieking harridan.

  213. None

    Haha Herodotus, forgot about that little gem, back when the Australian occasionally showed signs of being a newspaper.

  214. None

    I can’t believe Albo is that stupid no wait I can. What is the attraction with Keneally? Has she given him some free Thai massage? He just lost the Muesli vote as well as the Catholic vote because no right thinking Catholic thinks Keneally is anything but a shrieking harridan.

  215. Bruce of Newcastle

    Los Angeles has another new old disease: typhoid.
    Add it to the list.
    Socialism seems to attract mediaeval diseases.

  216. bundyrum

    Herodotus, brilliant read, first time i have seen it.
    What a mob.

  217. Mater

    Los Angeles has another new old disease: typhoid.
    Add it to the list.
    Socialism seems to attract mediaeval diseases.

    It’s all that ‘cheerful squalor’.

  218. Eyrie

    “Socialism seems to attract mediaeval diseases.”
    It has much the same effect – death, destruction, poverty etc

  219. ““Socialism seems to attract mediaeval diseases.”

    Because socialism is medieval….a few elites lording it over the masses.

  220. memoryvault

    Thanks Bundyrum

    In that case –

    1) – I agree entirely with you. I’ll go have a look later.
    2) – Tread carefully my son. You are commenting at the HQ of the Liberal Party Appreciation Society.
    3) – As such you are denigrating the Holy Father Scomo, who sits on the left hand of Our Lord,
    Lord Abbot.

  221. Some History

    Think of The Children™.

    Ban di-hydrogen monoxide (DHMO)… NOW!

  222. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s all that ‘cheerful squalor’.

    Curse you, Mater…

  223. cohenite

    Mmm, Macquarie back in play, down from 50.50 to 50.15 in favour of the liars.

  224. calli

    Hero! A blast from the past. 🤣

    Amazing how the wymynses never acquire their husband’s name.

    All except one.

  225. Knuckle Dragger

    If Reservoir Dogs has taught us anything, it’s that you can’t hear the words ‘behemoth’ on the radio without slicing off a captured copper’s ear shortly afterwards.

  226. Nick

    By the way, that is fucking cute coming from someone who would be besties with Solly Lew, the Smorgons, the Pratts etc.

    Add to the list the BCA and the other mongs who slavered in sycophancy about climate change.

  227. memoryvault

    Amazing how the wymynses never acquire their husband’s name.

    I blame the demise of cheque accounts.

  228. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Amazing how the wymynses never acquire their husband’s name.

    I can see Tanya Pliberseck’s problem..

  229. calli

    It’s like some sort of Byzantine web, full of all sorts of spiders – the gaudy, j-ewel-like showboaters, the hairy, treacherous hunters, the skinny-legged, insignificant numbers-crunchers. The web is thrown far and wide, and its inhabitants occupy every level of society.

    But they all have one thing in common – insatiable hunger for the juicy innards of taxpayers’ wallets.

    They make Shelob look like a push-over.

  230. Roger

    We keep unsolving problems that were solved. Loony bins, how to educate children in primary school so they learn to read, write and do simple arithmetic etc etc.

    Keeping cities free of contagious diseases like typhoid fever.

  231. Des Deskperson

    According to Ten New’s Sandra Sully just now, Bill Shorten’s speech at today’s Parliamentary ALP Caucus meeting was ‘inspiring’.

    Not even the ABC News is as clumsily and unprofessionally biased as Ten.

  232. thefrollickingmole

    We keep unsolving problems that were solved.

    I cant remember the exact quote but something along the lines of ‘Dont pull down fences unless you know what they were put up to keep out” a folk wisdom which escapes most of the modern neo-luddites*.

    *(because having mad people in the streets and being surprised when slums breed disease are 2 very good examples of discarding modern “what works” for modern wrecking.)

  233. calli

    Des, I remember when channel 10 started. No news service, just lots and lots of lovely cartoons and childrens’ shows. It was wonderful.

    Nothing has changed.

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