Open Forum: September 7, 2019

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  1. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    A bit unfair, CL. All of the RFDS pilots I met would have have done it

    100% true, Winston.
    Having had my life saved twice now by the RFDS and getting to know how dedicated they are, I reckon that guy who couldn’t fly because of bureaucratic red tape probably felt a bit suicidal when the kid died.

    But if he had flown he probably would have lost his licence, and/or his job. In that case, how many others would have subsequently died if somebody like him hadn’t been around to fly.

    Blame the over-regulated system, not the poor prick having to operate within it.

  2. bespoke

    Gab
    #3151345, posted on September 9, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    Hmmm … obey the regulations and risk the consequences to my livelihood or save a person’s life? I know which one I’d choose.

    I hope I would to. But how much was the pilot told? And like Winston said it’s all a bit iffy.

  3. Gab

    But how much was the pilot told?

    Yes, there’s that.

  4. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The experiment is complete.

    We conclude that the Boer War is strongly correlated with numberwang shutting the hell up.

  5. Delcon

    The American navy were actually threatening the British navy. Pretty disgraceful behaviour really. Although its not clear to me that Eden had any real excuse for beating up on the Egyptians. Anyone know a great deal about it?

    Nasser started fucking around with the Suez Canal. Israel’s scumbag PM Ben Guriun secretly negotiated a dirty deal with the Frogs and Brits. (Being a Leftist, dirty deals was all Ben Guriun was capable of.) The deal was that Israel attacks Egypt, and the Frogs and Brits issue an ultimatum which they knew in advance will be disregarded.
    After the ultimatum will expire, British and French troops (paratroops, if I’m not wrong) would attack and liberate the canal.
    It was all about the rightful cause of liberating the Suez Canal, but was done in such a shambolic manner. The Egyptians’ patron, the Russians soon got involved and threatened to nuke everyone, and all that mess got the Yanks royally pissed off.
    I will stand corrected if my account was wrong.

  6. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Ma’am, would you like me to take your coat?

    Sir, would you like me to destroy your table cloth?

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/model-camille-kostek-gets-candid-rob-gronkowski

  7. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I thought cables revealed recently and in the 1990s showed that Eden engineered the war (Suez conflict) and bullied and used censor powers to manipulate the British press as well.

    Sounds like the congener of Comey, Clapper or Clinton!

  8. liliana

    The combination of breaking the law/regulation and something going wrong with the flight would have meant a whole heap of trouble. Few want to take the risk.

    I wasn’t blaming the pilots. My comments referred to the entire set of circumstances surrounding Alex’s death. A totally preventable death.

  9. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Grigory’s discontent that an academic who has never stepped into a courtroom is a better lawyer than he ever was is noted.

  10. C.L.

    All of the RFDS pilots I met would have have done it.

    I know.
    But the regulations insist that he has his beauty sleep.

    I would have been involved in between 80 to 100 RFDS flyouts over the years, and I cannot remember one incident where a pilot wasn’t available due to excess flying hours.

    I don’t have your medical experience, Winston, yet I do know of one such case. A family member who required immediate flight but had to wait till the morning. Pilot’s hours were used up. The consequences were devastating.

  11. duncanm

    ‘ SiliconValley of solar’: NSW…

    it would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

    You need a good solid electricity supply to keep those silicon furnaces and aluminium smelters burning.

    In addition, making solar cells is a simple set of manufacturing steps. Their cost is determined by the input costs and nothing else – raw materials, energy, wages, land, environmental overheads, etc.

    We have quite clearly demonstrated we can do none of these things competitively apart from the raw materials (which are a small part of the total cost). WTF makes the idiots in government think there’s some sort of magic technology which will change this?

  12. JC

    The Egyptians’ patron, the Russians soon got involved and threatened to nuke everyone, and all that mess got the Yanks royally pissed off.

    The Americans have never really been good at mid-east policy. But wasn’t Nasser a CIA asset at the time?

    I’ll take your for it in your comment, Delcon. What a dirty, grubby little war that turned out to be.

  13. Dr Fred Lenin

    Perrcy ,surely the politicias couldt object to the manure ,they spew out heaps of it daily ,they could always take some home for the roses in their taxpayer funded car.

  14. Gab

    Has anyone been smoted today?

  15. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I’ve got to post this again.

    Intellectual property skullduggery. Nintendo vs Tengen (Atari).

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Although its not clear to me that Eden had any real excuse for beating up on the Egyptians. Anyone know a great deal about it?

    The best account is “Suez – the Double War” by Roy Fullick and Geoffrey Powell, but, IIRC, Eden was a sick man all through the crisis, and he was afraid that not’ beating up on the Egyptians” would lead to him being labelled an “appeaser.”

  17. Oh come on

    Cohenite, Steyn didn’t mention the name Trump in his article about Mugabe’s death once. So I don’t need to take anything up with him. You’re the one who made the bizarre claim that Mugabe was a product of the swamp that Trump is fighting. That was a laughably dumb statement, made solely by you. Stop trying to pretend Mark Steyn has your back because I suspect he’d think it’s as stupid a take as I do.

  18. Arky

    WTF makes the idiots in government think there’s some sort of magic technology which will change this?

    ..
    3D printed EM- drives anyone?
    Anyone?

  19. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    For those into smiting birds:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortolan_bunting

    For centuries, a rite of passage for French gourmets was the eating of the Ortolan. These tiny birds—captured alive, force-fed, then drowned in Armagnac—were roasted whole and eaten that way, bones and all, while the diner draped his head with a linen napkin to preserve the precious aromas and, some believe, to hide from God.

  20. JC

    Grigory’s back?

    Which one? There are lots of Grigorys.

  21. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Did anyone try holding the baby upside down? (Old bush remedy – the intussusception may just retract back if it’s in the right place.)

    No, Winston, I think by then she was far too sick for that. But it is a tip worth remembering.

    I’ll tell my friend with the Alsatian. 🙂

  22. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    You’d have to be fairly stubborn to say that 3D printing wasn’t already a thing.

    Like a bog Irish Southlander.

  23. Snoopy

    Gab
    #3151345, posted on September 9, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    Hmmm … obey the regulations and risk the consequences to my livelihood or save a person’s life? I know which one I’d choose.

    You think the pilot keeps the keys to the plane in his pocket? And flies with no crew?

  24. JC

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3151390, posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    For those into smiting birds:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortolan_bunting

    For centuries, a rite of passage for French gourmets was the eating of the Ortolan. These tiny birds—captured alive, force-fed, then drowned in Armagnac—were roasted whole and eaten that way, bones and all, while the diner draped his head with a linen napkin to preserve the precious aromas and, some believe, to hide from God.

    The showed that on “Billions”. One dude complained they are too bitter. It would be like eating a whole sparrow. Yuck.

  25. None

    I don’t care whether the HC is a technicality…I want him cleared…his life is ruined as it is. And I hope that every person in this country who participated in and cheered on this travesty against Pell is themselves the subject of a false allegation or someone they love is falsely accused….and they have to endure what Pell endured.

    Personally I want everyone who pariticipated and cheered on this travesty to be hung, drawn and quartered.

  26. JC

    You think the pilot keeps the keys to the plane in his pocket? And flies with no crew?

    Referring to the “pilot” meant the whole kit and caboodle. I’m surprised you didn’t understand it that way.

  27. Gab

    It would be like eating a whole sparrow. Yuck.

    I know some Italians who today still enjoy eating quail. Yuk.

  28. Tom

    Breaking: Ex-AFL footballer and coach Danny Frawley — now known mainly as a Fox Footy personality — reportedly killed in a car accident at Ballarat.

  29. areff

    Has anyone been smoted today?

    Life smites all of us one way or the other.

    A pleasant champagne lunch with a delightful companion, a cab to the airport …. and then a text from Jetstar to announce my flight has been cancelled and I’m stuck in Sydney for another night.

    My poor cat will have abandonment issues, which can make a creature quite irrational, so I hope Squire Doom got my text to make an emergency Whiskas run.

    Now I can’t reach the one person I need to talk with. Life sucks and Jetstar sucks worse.

  30. JC

    I know some Italians who today still enjoy eating quail. Yuk.

    The idea disgusts me, but you often see it on menus. In fact, it’s surprising how often.

  31. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This is incredibly difficult for me to do but I feel that it’s necessary to come forward and expose the type of person that Trump will select for the Supreme Court of the great country.

    I was raped by whoever Trump selects to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Supreme Court.

    It was in the 1990s and the details are a little fuzzy. We were at a party and I distinctly remember this person coming on to me and rubbing up against me.

    I told this person I wasn’t interested but whoever it was persisted and when we were alone forced himself or herself on me, pulling off my clothes and penetrating me while I constantly said, “No!”

    I haven’t come forward yet because I was ashamed and afraid. This person is clearly very powerful, but now that this person is being considered for the Supreme Court, I think it’s necessary to let people know who they’re dealing with, especially after Trump picked a literal serial killer last time.

  32. Arky

    Quail on it’s own is no good:
    ..

    The daredevil-ish recipe calls for a tiny warbler stuffed in a bunting, inserted in a lark, squeezed in a thrush, thrown in a quail, inserted in a lapwing, introduced to a plover, piled into a partridge, wormed into a woodcock, shoehorned into a teal, kicked into a guinea fowl, rammed inside a duck, shoved into a chicken, jammed up in a pheasant, wedged deep inside a goose, logged into a turkey. And just when you think a 16-bird roast is probably enough, it’s not. This meat sphere is finally crammed up into a Great Bustard, an Old World turkey-turned-wrapping paper, for this most epic of poultry meals.

  33. Snoopy

    Referring to the “pilot” meant the whole kit and caboodle

    No it doesn’t. And please try to write in English.

  34. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The daredevil-ish recipe calls for a tiny warbler stuffed in a bunting, inserted in a lark, squeezed in a thrush, thrown in a quail, inserted in a lapwing, introduced to a plover, piled into a partridge, wormed into a woodcock, shoehorned into a teal, kicked into a guinea fowl, rammed inside a duck, shoved into a chicken, jammed up in a pheasant, wedged deep inside a goose, logged into a turkey. And just when you think a 16-bird roast is probably enough, it’s not. This meat sphere is finally crammed up into a Great Bustard, an Old World turkey-turned-wrapping paper, for this most epic of poultry meals.

    I thought I was pretentious the other day asking for a ristretto piccolo latte.

  35. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    What’s wrong with quail JC?

  36. None

    The illustrations on that annabel crap piece. A man with a baby in a sling holding a hot fry pan. The perfect illustration of how lefties kill children with impunity.

  37. JC

    No it doesn’t. And please try to write in English.

    Yes it is.

    Oh I get it, that’s your come back after the criticism for the pidgin English skills you demonstrated. WTF does this mean:

    The name of the late Princess Diana’s Gyppo playboy paramour translates as ‘shit’ in the local Zimbo lingo. They laughed like drains.

    You’re doing heroin, because it can’t be cocaine. 🙂

  38. Snoopy

    What’s wrong with quail JC?

    They remind him of wasps.

  39. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Fuggen ‘ell.

    Just started watching that Chelsea Handler crap.

    “You are privileged in knowing your ancestors were epasants, poor old me, my ancestors could have been kings…”

    “(because you are white like me)…how could you recognise racism if you saw it…” [HOW COULD YOU TELL I COULDN’T TELL? FFS]

    These people are insane and Trump is a lock.

  40. JC

    What’s wrong with quail JC?

    Dunno Frank as I’ve never had it. Personally, I’m not really a feathered meat lover and barely eat chicken. I can’t stand duck, goose and shit like that. The thought of eating quail makes me feel ill.

  41. Delcon

    The Americans have never really been good at mid-east policy. But wasn’t Nasser a CIA asset at the time?

    Never heard that theory, JC.
    He was another bravado-filled fool.
    Wildly admired by his people, though.
    Anyway, eventually he pushed his luck too far and got on the nerve of the Isrealis.
    A few years after the Suez Crisis, the Israelis destroyed him with the Six Days War.

  42. JC

    They remind him of wasps.

    Continue.

  43. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Only duck I ever liked was pankcakes at the Golden Century.

    They told me “everyone likes this, don’t worry if you don’t fancy duck” and by gum, “Reginald” Sat Yuen Hui Foek was right!

  44. Arky

    Peking duck.
    Wonderful stuff.

  45. JC

    I read one time that Nasser was in the American’s CIA pocket, Delcon.

    The Suez crisis is actually very amusing, because it goes to being one of the biggest fuck ups ever.

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    I told this person I wasn’t interested but whoever it was persisted and when we were alone forced himself or herself on me, pulling off my clothes and penetrating me while I constantly said, “No!”

    Glad you had interchangeable pronouns there. The hot tip for replacement is a woman – Sandra Day O’Connor. Already on a very wide barrier as she is a practising Catholic. Bound to be labelled with a million other faults once the Democrat filth get into top gear.

  47. Farmer Gez

    Breaking: Ex-AFL footballer and coach Danny Frawley — now known mainly as a Fox Footy personality — reportedly killed in a car accident at Ballarat.

    Terrible news Tom. I read an article only the other day about his life and family.
    Met his brother at a party years ago. A big unit like Danny and a great bloke.

  48. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    You mean Amy Coney Barrett, GM?

  49. JC

    Arky
    #3151418, posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Peking duck.
    Wonderful stuff.

    True and an exception. But with dollops of plum sauce to take away to fatty taste of duck.

  50. cohenite

    Stop trying to pretend Mark Steyn has your back because I suspect he’d think it’s as stupid a take as I do.

    You suspect do you? With operating criteria like that you’re obviously fresh from your empanelling on the Pell Jury.

    But seriously, what got me thinking of the mess the swamp – ie the left – invariably produce with regard to such things as Mugabe was this from Steyn:

    On the British left, it was the rampant homophobia which very belatedly cost him the support of all those champagne socialists who had cheered his rise to power twenty years earlier.

    And yet he endured, almost to the end. While Britain and other former colonial powers turned a blind eye to Africa..

    I don’t know it may be a stretch but all the swamp characteristics are there and it’s not a case of blowback because it appears the driving motivation by the swamp was entirely virtue signalling.

    Anyway, get stuffed.

  51. None

    Dapper Happer
    #3151426, posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Dapper wins the internet today.

  52. Geriatric Mayfly

    You mean Amy Coney Barrett, GM?

    Indeed. Another senior’s moment and a step closer to the Sunset Home for Disposables.

  53. Farmer Gez

    Count yourself fortunate. I was raped by Ruth Bader Ginsburg and I’ve never gotten over it. Sometimes its hard to breathe.

    The very definition of a Dry Run.

  54. amortiser

    Kaila Murnain under cross examination at the ICAC enquiry answered questions regarding her qualifications and experience:

    MR NEIL: How old were you when you first joined the Australian Labor 40 Party?—I’m not allowed to lie, I tried to join at 12, even though you’re not allowed to in the rules, so I think I was maybe 13 or 14 when they finally let me because I kept harassing them.

    And have you been a member of the Australian Labor Party ever since that time?—Yes.

    You have a tertiary education, a tertiary degree. Is that right?—Yes.

    What is that in?—Social science. Sorry.

    You had, after you obtained your degree, you had at some point a brief stint in a ministerial office. Is that correct?—I was the Ageing advisor at the age of 19, yes.

    Apart from that brief stint as an Ageing advisor, have you worked the whole 10 of your adult life in the office of the Australian Labor Party?—Yes.

    In 2016, September 2016, how old were you?—Sorry, when again?

    16 September, 2016, how old were you?—27 or 28. I don’t know, sometime around there.

    What part does the Australian Labor Party play in your life?—Sorry. It was everything. I literally didn’t do anything else, seven days a week for my whole life.

    And where does the Australian Labor Party stand in your heart?—It was literally the only thing that mattered to me, other than my family.

    This is a serious indictment on political parties. Sure, she is an ALP operative but this would apply to the Liberal Party as well. Can you believe it? She was the Aging Advisor at 19 to a government minister but, I suppose, she was studying for a Social Science degree at the time!!!

  55. JC

    Cronkers

    OCO is right. You really need to focus on one thing only, which you’re outstanding at. That’s the global land temps fraud and nothing else. Stick to your strength and leave weaker things behind. That’s the daily advice from your boss.

  56. Delcon

    With operating criteria like that you’re obviously fresh from your empanelling on the Pell Jury.

    Ha ha!
    Anyway, cohenite, methinks our mate OCO doesn’t understand that “The Swamp” can apply to Leftists everywhere, not just in Washington DC.

  57. None

    She was the Aging Advisor at 19 to a government minister but, I suppose, she was studying for a Social Science degree at the time!!!

    She was probably fucking the minister or her mother was.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    Ah geez, Spud.

    Shit.

  59. Geriatric Mayfly

    Pierce Brosnan: Climate Change Girl Good, Orange Man Bad

    What’s with these “stars” and their self appointed role as movers and shakers? They seem to think of themselves as the leading lights of a Government in Exile. Move aside Pierce, I am awaiting the musings of someone with far more depth, Justin Bieber for example.

  60. MatrixTransform

    A

    firefighter of the female variety …

    would probably relieve her of her Myer card and use it to fan the flames.

  61. Leigh Lowe

    You had, after you obtained your degree, you had at some point a brief stint in a ministerial office. Is that correct?—I was the Ageing advisor at the age of 19, yes.

    This says it all about Australian politics.

  62. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Apart from that brief stint as an Ageing advisor, have you worked the whole 10 of your adult life in the office of the Australian Labor Party?—Yes.

    Sortition, please.

  63. MatrixTransform

    get woke, go broke

    … havent heard a Koala Mattress ad on 3AW for quite a while.

    …lotsa Sleeping Duck though.

    quack quack

    or for the resident goose … honk honk

  64. JC

    Do the Libs have to really work hard when these two geniuses are arguing over what policy to keep or dump.

    Shane Wand , the undisputed Feral President of the Liars Party says, keep everything and don’t change a thing.

    Everyone agrees.

    Look at the Muppet calling the libs Muppets.

    Labor Left heavyweight Mark Butler says the party’s climate change and tax policies must be part of a “deep, broad and ruthlessly unsparing” examination, as he delivers a scathing verdict on Bill Shorten’s loss in the May election.

    The party’s former national president — a key factional ally of Anthony Albanese — has broken ranks with current president Wayne Swan, who declared on Friday Labor should hold the line on its economic and climate policies.

    “This is an agenda to be proud of, not resile from, after a narrow loss,” Mr Swan said on Friday.

    Mr Butler, Labor’s climate change and energy spokesman, said no policy should be sacrosanct given the party’s loss to “a government the Prime Minister himself described as The Muppet Show”.

    “When you get your backside handed to you by Fozzie Bear and Kermit the Frog, it’s time for some serious reflection,” Mr Butler said in a speech in Parliament House on Monday afternoon.

    How does it go….. The remember everything, but they learn nothing.

  65. Eyrie

    Designate the Flying Doc as military – on active service in combat. Whatever it takes to do the mission. Get that criminal gang at CASA away from it. The fvcks are screwing over Angelflight now.

  66. Rex Mango

    Pell case remarkably simple. In effect two appeal judges said Pell couldn’t prove his innocence after 22 years, as any alibi witnesses couldn’t be trusted to report the mundane over that period of time. This catch twenty two means that if nothing untoward occurred, no one would remember it anyway. Hence by waiting long enough before approaching police, a complainant can easily snooker the defence. If senior judges think such logic equates to justice, Victoria’s in serious strife.

    Another unbelievable aspect is the complainant stating he and his mate never discussed events afterwards. Two thirteen year olds being assaulted in such a manner and keeping quiet, even amongst themselves, is absurd. However, it does suit the narrative once one is dead. Effectively, him stating nothing was said then corroborates a dead man not saying anything. Opposite of verballing a witness. To believe this reasoning as sensible as saying, because the story was so fantastic he couldn’t have made it up.

    If two senior judges can swallow such tosh, the legal system is terribly debased. Obvious that recent innovations regarding victims rights have thrown away centuries of sound legal practice that protected the innocent.

  67. Roger

    The American navy were actually threatening the British navy. Pretty disgraceful behaviour really.

    Not really. Lets not kid ourselves. The Americans won WW2 and they weren’t going to be contested in global power politics – especially from those two losers.

    That’s the sum of it.

    So much for the “special relationship”.

  68. JC

    The US top 10.

    The Top Ten
    These schools achieved the highest overall scores in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings

    Harvard University

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Yale University

    University of Pennsylvania

    California Institute of Technology

    Princeton University

    Brown University

    Stanford University

    Cornell University

    Duke University

    U Penn surprises me. I’ve never really looked at the list before.

  69. Dr Fred Lenin

    Mate of mine was invited to a business lunch at an elite club ,one of the courses was quail which he had never eaten before. He got a tiny bone stuck in his throat and had a coughing fiit ,standing up an older waiter banged his back hard Several times dislodging the bone ,the waiter said reassuringly “that happens a lot Sir ,hudreds of people have died of it “ . My mate always had visions of corpses strewn on the floor around the tables at this club ,he never ate quail again ,nor have I .

  70. notafan

    Rex

    Very good point regarding they never said a word, not even to each other.

    Another point that defies belief.

  71. 2dogs

    “who is starting all these fires?”

    Birds.

  72. max

    Jacquie Lambie and Setka deserve each other. They’re very alike.

  73. mh

    “I was raped by whoever Trump selects to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Supreme Court.”

    😆

  74. Delcon

    Great points, Rex Mango.
    I would just add, among all the other absurdities in this case: who rapes *two* victims at the same time, and then just lets them go, to corroborate each other’s allegation?! And somehow these two never mentioned any of this to anyone, with one of the two actually denying he was ever raped.
    No words.

  75. JC

    2dogs
    #3151450, posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    “who is starting all these fires?”

    Birds.

    What destructive little fuckers. But, being original owners they get a pass.

  76. Rex Mango

    Twenty years ago I gave Kerry Packer the tip regards Rogan Josh in the 99 Melbourne Cup allowing him to clean up and destroy the NSW TAB odds. Of course he wouldn’t have told anyone. Am drafting my affidavit tomorrow as think I might be owed.

  77. Delcon

    I was raped by whoever Trump selects to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Supreme Court

    The Left: you, too, should believe the survivor of the rape by whoever Trump selects to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Supreme Court.

    We believe survivors! We believe survivors!

  78. JC

    The left’s idea of green jobs.

    FFS, dig a fucking hole a put the stuff in there.

    States Look for New Ways to Recycle Your Plastic and Paper

    U.S. states are fighting to keep recycling viable.

    Two years ago, China turned the American recycling industry on its head when it stopped accepting millions of tons of its scrap materials. Since then, state lawmakers and departments have been forced to re-examine a system long dependent on sending plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and paper across the ocean.

    “You need to have a market and that’s what we lost with China,” said Anne Germain, vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for the National Waste & Recycling Association, an industry trade group. Up until now, she said, there has been no incentive for anyone to strengthen domestic markets.

    No dickhead, China was not ” a market”. It was an easy way to get rid of unsightly junk and what you don’t see doesn’t hurt you. Dig a fucking hole.

  79. Twostix

    Not really. Lets not kid ourselves. The Americans won WW2 and they weren’t going to be contested in global power politics – especially from those two losers.

    Poms refusal to accept that they were effortlessy defeated in ww2 – forced to sit on their island telling themselves how brave they’d be if their turn came (as if anyone wants that shit island post 1860) is what leads directly to them now licking the hand of Germany and letting arabs openly trade their daughters in their towns.

    A nation can’t survive delusion.

  80. Rex Mango

    Am still trying to get my head around idea of being found the victim of sexual assault, six years after you died, when you never made a complaint. Perhaps analogous to the Brits digging up Cromwell’s corpse and trying him for treason, or maybe akin to the Mormons converting you to Mormonism after you die, because a descendant signs you up to ancestry.com. Posthumous jurisprudence opens up all sorts of rabbit holes for lawyers to explore.

  81. Delcon

    Twenty years ago I gave Kerry Packer the tip regards Rogan Josh in the 99 Melbourne Cup allowing him to clean up and destroy the NSW TAB odds. Of course he wouldn’t have told anyone. Am drafting my affidavit tomorrow as think I might be owed.

    If you could only describe to Her Honour Chief Justice Judge Anne Ferguson what Kerry Packer looked like, than that should naturally prove to her the truthfulness of your claim beyond any reasonable doubt.

  82. Twostix

    Imagine having legions of the worlds people at your beck and call and still turning tail and running home the first time you have to face a European with a gun (as opposed to third world retards with spears).

    The charge, dear poms, is cowardice!

  83. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Rex – IP law is still a veritable goldmine of nonsense, like family law.

    These fields were the forerunners to posthumous jurisprudence.

    For those who haven’t seen it:

    Flame v Katy Perry

    Why the Katy Perry/Flame lawsuit makes no sense

    All that is common is the ostinato. Which is not actually the same. Which was used by Bach, traditional carols, spirituals, Japanese sci-fi music and Art of Noise prior.

  84. Rex Mango

    Louise Milligan on ABC RN right now promoting Four Corners expose tonight regarding country medical practices being tip of a very large iceberg. Louise fast becoming the Fletch of Australia’s investigative journos.

  85. Twostix

    Don’t forget that inmediately after they were rescued and then buggered the the yanks, the poms embraced economic communism for nearly four decades!

    They love to lick the master’s boots.

  86. Old School Conservative

    No. Just no.
    Ian Thorpe is trying to justify the “make the Barrier Reef an Australian citizen” movement.
    Loved his swimming abilities but even I can’t stomach this.

  87. vr

    FFS, dig a fucking hole a put the stuff in there.

    Or they can incenerate it. Generate electricity as well.

  88. vr

    JC

    U Penn surprises me. I’ve never really looked at the list before.

    Notice Columbia or Chicago is not on it.

    Any list without Chicago on it makes no sense. It is certainly better than Brown.

  89. cohenite #3151460, posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    There you are folks: Australia is officially fucked:
    Adelaide butcher’s “non-Halal” sign found to breach discrimination rules

    Maybe not, the final page of the AdStandards Case Report:

    Finding that the advertisement did breach Section 2.1 of the Code the Panel upheld
    the complaint.
    THE ADVERTISER’S RESPONSE TO DETERMINATION
    The advertiser did not provide a response.

    Dunno who the butcher is, but I like ’em a whole lot more already.

  90. C.L.

    As I’ve said many times, the British were no match for Germany. The Poms have always been brilliant bullshit-artists when it comes to historical mythology that bolsters the Establishment.
    ———-
    The biggest mistake the Americans made in the 1940s was the decision to garrison Western Europe – which they’ve now been doing for 75 years. This gave Eurotrash degenerates all the financial scope they needed to go full socialist retard. Oddly ironic given that the purpose of the garrison was to counter Marxism.

  91. Exit Stage Right

    Danny (Spud) Frawley gone.
    AFL and Fox Sports Legend.
    Life’s short, Cats.
    Could be any one of us.
    Makes you think.
    Be kind to fellow bloggers. (even that Toowoomba guy that nobody likes.
    Amen.

  92. Roger

    “who is starting all these fires?”

    Several youths have reportedly been arrested for allegedly lighting the Gold Coast hinterland fires.

  93. cohenite

    Jacinta Price is upsetting the faux aboriginal activists; they won’t grant her permission to speak in Coffs Harbour and now things like this want to ban her in Newcastle:

    https://www.facebook.com/TRACEYMAY66

    These losers are running this country now.

  94. Old School Conservative

    Poor Waleed.
    Getting the rounds of the kitchen from Flip Flop Jacquie.

    Finally met his intellectual equal.

  95. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Jacinta Price is upsetting the faux aboriginal activists; they won’t grant her permission to speak in Coffs Harbour and now things like this want to ban her in Newcastle:

    Crap like this will make more of them change like Bindi Cole.

    How dare white people challenge a POC?

    LOL.

  96. cohenite

    Be kind to fellow bloggers. (except that Toowoomba guy that nobody likes.

    Fixed it for you.

  97. Snoopy

    I’m intrigued by the deaf signers infesting government media conferences broadcast on the television news. Do the deaf spend hours fruitlessly watching television news bulletins in the hope that a deaf signer might pop up?

  98. Tel

    Dunno who the butcher is, but I like ’em a whole lot more already.

    It’s a voluntary industry self-regulation, NOT a legal obligation.

    That butcher might find that if they want to take out commercial advertising somewhere in future, then they could be refused service if they don’t fix their signage … however the AdStandards people have not statutory jurisdiction over what a butcher puts in his or her front window (to the best of my knowledge, which admittedly isn’t great).

    Changing the sign from “non-Halal certified” to “Not Halal certified” wouldn’t be such a big deal, although it doesn’t seem worth it when AdStandards can’t even make a straight-out square statement that this would fix the problem … they say “less likely” which is incredibly weaselly … but hey, the advertising industry doesn’t have a real great reputation to begin with.

  99. Rex Mango

    Frank W, thanks that was an eye opener. Thing about family law is that the family law act has grown inversely to the position of marriage in society. Law is a cancer and the job of politicians is to offer society regular sessions of chemo by cleaning out the legal system. Howard tried to reform family law by setting up the federal magistrates court. Just as Alan Joyce went from jetstar to running qantas, so the chief federal magistrate ended up running the family court.

    The Pell case has demonstrated how malignant justice is in Victoria. Could you imagine what would happen if someone came forward and said twenty years ago a judge in robe and whig raped me in his courtroom during the lunch adjournment? Two appeal judges wouldn’t sit there and say it’s not impossible, though the name Yeldham does come to mind. Urgent surgery now is required in the high court and it will generate massive publicity. To quote Admiral Nimitz ‘The world wonders’.

  100. Tel

    The biggest mistake the Americans made in the 1940s was the decision to garrison Western Europe – which they’ve now been doing for 75 years. This gave Eurotrash degenerates all the financial scope they needed to go full socialist retard. Oddly ironic given that the purpose of the garrison was to counter Marxism.

    But England was never garrisoned and they also went socialist retard in the 60’s and 70’s. Perhaps not the full retard, but at least three quarters.

    They had the choice and they opted for big government to rule over them, RIGHT AFTER seeing what big government does to people.

  101. Des Deskperson

    ‘ Can you believe it? She was the Aging Advisor at 19 to a government minister but, I suppose, she was studying for a Social Science degree at the time!!!’

    And yet the evidence she gave:

    ‘You had, after you obtained your degree, you had at some point a brief stint in a ministerial office. Is that correct?—I was the Ageing advisor at the age of 19, yes.’

    prima facie agrees – note the ‘yes’ – with the counsel’s statement that it was after she completed her degree. Therefore she was either:

    1) confused or misspoke

    2) began a three year tertiary degree when she was 15 or 16 – a prodigy!!

    3) her ‘degree’ is simply a TAFE or equivalent diploma.

    Alternatives 1 and 3 above seem the most likely.

    Currently, the annual salary for the lowest level of Ministerial adviser at Commonwealth level is $79.866. The equivalent when she was 19 would have been excellent remuneration for someone her age.

  102. Snoopy

    Why is Alan Kohler allowed to promote his personal business-related Twitter account on the ABC news?

  103. Roger

    Why is Alan Kohler allowed to promote his personal business-related Twitter account on the ABC news?

    Because he’s special.

    For the same reason he’s also allowed to make on-air jokes about our immigration ponzi scheme “economic growth”.

  104. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    But England was never garrisoned

    Sure, if you follow the official line that F-111s at Lakenheath were not there to carry nukes.

    They only withdrew nukes in 2008.

    The USAF squadron is still there.

  105. C.L.

    Could you imagine what would happen if someone came forward and said twenty years ago a judge in robe and whig raped me in his courtroom during the lunch adjournment? Two appeal judges wouldn’t sit there and say it’s not impossible …

    I’ve pointed out the same thing previously, using the example of a police commissioner accused of raping a llama in a police basement 20 years ago. It’s not impossible. The accuser accurately described a carpark … and a llama.

  106. Rex Mango

    I always Like Alan Kohler’s graphs, but he shouldn’t be advertising on the ALPBC.

  107. JC

    vr
    #3151476, posted on September 9, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    JC

    U Penn surprises me. I’ve never really looked at the list before.

    Notice Columbia or Chicago is not on it.

    Any list without Chicago on it makes no sense. It is certainly better than Brown.

    Good catch. Yep, Columbia surprises too.

  108. JC

    But England was never garrisoned and they also went socialist retard in the 60’s and 70’s. Perhaps not the full retard, but at least three quarters.

    They had the choice and they opted for big government to rule over them, RIGHT AFTER seeing what big government does to people.

    There’s what Frank Walker said, but there’s this too, Tel.

    The UK didn’t need to be heavily backed by American military principally because it was at a decent distance to the Soviet menace… it’s also an island.

  109. Mark A

    Winston Smith
    #3151130, posted on September 9, 2019 at 10:20 am

    I followed the addresses and got this
    and this;
    Are they significant?

    They are totally harmless, inasmuch as doing any nasty thing to your computer.
    Worse thing can happen is that you will get tailored advertisement.

    They are trawling the net relentlessly.

    I only mentioned them because they add to the hit count on your blog or website and far outnumber any human initiated hit.
    There are ways to restrict access to them but not easy. Simpler to live with them.

  110. Rex Mango

    Essentially those two judges demonstrated that in polite Fitzroy dinner party chit chat, it is accepted that catholic priests are by default all pedos till proven otherwise. Perhaps the test is what would the average judge on the Toorak tram think?

  111. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There you are folks: Australia is officially fucked:
    Adelaide butcher’s “non-Halal” sign found to breach discrimination rules

    .. but, but, but … I want to buy meat that is decently slaughtered with no consideration given whatsoever to how much its death has been carried out in some ritually approved way. That’s my choice, and I want to be able to make it, and that sign tells me that sort of meat is available to me at that butcher’s.

    If I was Joosh I might want to buy from the kosher stand at Coles near where we live. That’s a choice, just as halal is a choice. But ritual Joosh food is not being forced upon us whereas halal food is.

  112. Rex Mango

    England was garrisoned, big chunk of the USAF has been based there since 1942.

  113. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I also don’t see why I should pay for extra ritual attention to the slaughtering.

    What on earth is ‘discriminatory’ about a ‘non halal’ sign??

  114. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I think the problem essentially lies in the fact that we don’t know whether the meat we buy is halal slaughtered or not. I would like to know. I don’t want to encourage anything but the most humane an up-to-date forms of slaughter and I don’t want to pay for any extra ritual palaver either.

  115. JC

    Question, as I’m trying to occasionally follow the UK Brexit abortion. Is Boris fucked?

  116. Geriatric Mayfly

    I see Mugabe’s legacy in the 100 trillion Zimbabwe dollar note printed at the height of the great inflation in 2008 which at the time of issue barely bought a loaf of bread providing one could find any for sale. Ironically these now sell as collectors items and I see they sell on Amazon for about £125.
    Steyn’s blog.

    Bugger it. My note is only Five hundred million, which I keep under the mattress just in case.

  117. vlad

    The man on the back of the Clapham omnibus of legal fame always reminds me of Kekule the chemist.

    Because when Kekule had his famous dream that showed him the structure of benzene, he was actually on the Clapham omnibus – asleep.

    If that story isn’t true I don’t want to know.

  118. Mother Lode

    Kardashian still has applications in for ‘Kim-Chi’, ‘Kimberley Horse Disease’, and ‘Kim, by Rudyard Kipling’.

    She will likely end up, considering the products are essentially formwork her customers will pour themselves into to take on particular shapes, having to use her least favourite option: Kard-ASS-ians.

  119. egg_

    Teh Dumb seem vewy vewy worried about eebil Dominic Cummings, and Boris is just a buffoon who needed 8 Deputy Mayors.

  120. zyconoclast

    June 25, 2019 – Tristan Harris @ The Senate Commerce Committee. How technology companies use algorithms and machine learning to influence the public. Insight into companies, such as Google, Youtube, and Facebook.

    16 minutes. Worth a watch

  121. Rex Mango

    Is Morrison wearing his old school tie on 7.30 Report?

  122. Lizzie – it depends on who was on the panel.
    Some names would be nice, but I couldn’t be arsed trying to find out.

  123. C.L.

    Is Boris fucked?

    His biggest problem will be to hold on to leave voters at the next general election. He showcased his commitment by dumping those traitor MPs but will that be enough to fend off catastrophic leakage of support to pro-Brexit parties? Personally, I think it will be. In which case, no, he’s not fucked.

  124. Geriatric Mayfly

    Essentially those two judges demonstrated that in polite Fitzroy dinner party chit chat,

    Ferguson I can see on that circuit in a trendy pied de terre behind Brunswick St. Maxwell, more than likely doing ‘research’ for Civil Liberties in the Champion Hotel (if it’s still there.)

  125. Herodotus

    When there are Christian churches allowed in Saudi Arabia, and conservative hosts of prominent programs on the ABC, I’ll agree to watch Credlin or any other program who has Nicholas Reece as a panel member.
    But for now, CLICK!

  126. Geriatric Mayfly:

    Bugger it. My note is only Five hundred million, which I keep under the mattress just in case.

    I’ve got 3 x $Z100 Trillion notes, and a $Z500,000,000 note.
    Cost me – as a package – about $A25 four or so years ago.

  127. JC

    Herod

    I would be easier building a St Bartholomew’s in Mecca than getting a regular right winger inside their ABC. Don’t kid yourself.

  128. egg_

    JC’s spot on about yet another Lefty with cancer on Strine Story on Aunty.

  129. Delcon

    Perhaps the test is what would the average judge on the Toorak tram think?

    There is such a test in the legal system. Let me see if I can remember what it is called… Oh, yeah: a jury system!
    A jury system, it seems, cannot cope with a highly public case and/or a sophisticated lawyer. In this case the ABC ferociously campaigning against Pells, poisoning public opinion, and the fatal, IMO, mistake by Pell’s lawyer not to put him on the stand rendered this “tram test” AKA jury system useless.
    As much as I can understand that rationale behind trial by jury, I would say that if nothing else, the Pell trial should teach us that we should send this system to history’s rubbish bin.

  130. JC

    egg_
    #3151529, posted on September 9, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    JC’s spot on about yet another Lefty with cancer on Strine Story on Aunty.

    I don’t watch it, Wifey does. I wasn’t kidding. It’s a weekly program detailing the latest leftwing doofus or doofette with a cancer diagnosis. Who’s stricken this week.

  131. Leigh Lowe

    Hmmm.
    ABC report on Frawley carrying all the numbers for Lifeline, Mens Health etc.
    WTF?
    If the cause is not known, why do that?

  132. egg_

    Me neither.

    From the guide:

    The Good Fight
    When ABC broadcaster Jill Emberson was told she had ovarian cancer, she opted to go public and go loud. Fighting the deadliest of all women’s cancers, Jill decided to advocate for more awareness and funding.

  133. Geriatric Mayfly

    Who’s stricken this week.

    Could be one of those ABC cluster thingies. If so, it promises even more episodes.

  134. Rex Mango

    Just watching Jim Maxwell discussing the Ashes and Steve Smith on 7.30 Report. Was wondering if Steve maybe used his spare time during the year off, to go down to the Crossroads and conduct some sort of deal with the Devil to properly master batting, or perhaps he was able to eat the soul of Dave Warner as occurred to Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart.

  135. JC

    Jill decided to advocate for more awareness and funding.

    Of course.

  136. Mark A

    Anyone interested in learning a foreign language?

    One of the best if not the best and completely free is provided by the Foreign Service Institute.

    There is an other older one, it has the language courses as taught to spies and diplomats but I can’t find the link.

  137. Rex Mango

    Delcon, juries don’t always work, but as Weinberg pointed out they generally get it right. Judges are the ones prone to error, as occurred in the Pell appeal.

  138. Bruce of Newcastle

    When ABC broadcaster Jill Emberson was told she had ovarian cancer, she opted to go public and go loud. Fighting the deadliest of all women’s cancers, Jill decided to advocate for more awareness and funding.

    The ABC should immediately put $1 billion per year from its budget to fight this terrible disease!
    How can they not support one of their broadcasters in her darkest of hours?

  139. Delcon

    Its a pity we couldn’t break our good good friend Cardinal Pell out of prison. Its hard to imagine how a person could be more innocent of the specific accusations than he is.

    I think we can do something very close to breaking Pell out of prison.
    Why the eff was the Left able to call up coast-to-coast rallies in favour of that family of Tamil fakugees when their case was before old matey Justice Mordy in the High Court, but the Right can’t organise similar rallies in favour of Cardinal Pell?
    Such rallies *can* make a difference, I believe.

  140. Snoopy

    Could be one of those ABC cluster thingies.

    LOL

  141. egg_

    Could be one of those ABC cluster thingies.

    Female-only cancer “clusters” due to the Pill?
    Looks like Emberson’s got it.

  142. Old Lefty

    If you know any firebugs, steer them away from lighting bushfires. Send them to Yarragrad where they can burn down Christian places of worship with guaranteed immunity from investigation and prosecution – except, of course, if you’re like the one in 15 who was also silly enough to try to torch a police station.

  143. Rex Mango

    Delcon, you are correct. All appeals are political and particularly high court ones. The Pell case divides Australia neatly along progressive and conservative lines. The fact that this is so, demonstrates what a disgrace the recent appeal decision was. Conservatives should be able to muster some decent rallies in support of such a scapegoat for progressive causes.

  144. John Constantine

    Hal lal slaughter has a couple of ways of being done. Fundamental hal lal with no women involved and confronting knife wielding.

    Australian compliance hal lal, where a couple of blokes in robes are paid respect money to hang around and recite. the required words in the meatworks.

    Because carcasses are broken up and products sent worldwide, hal lal whitewash is paid for the entire animal for access to all markets.

    True fundamentalist hal lal is done in Australia’s backyards, for private network sale. Australian supermarkets do not stock festival of slaughter meat.

  145. Delcon

    Judges are the ones prone to error

    Well, considering the dumb fucks in the jury were apparently 12-0, and in the three judges at least one got it right, I don’t know that judges “are the ones” prone to error, at least any more than juries.
    Judges can be arseholes sometimes, sure, but in this case the jury had a somewhat easier task than the judges in the appeal court (with the latter having to determine that the former were wrong, while the former only had to see the effing bleeding obvious). Yes, both failed, but, surely, in this case the jury failure is at least every bit as pathetic.
    I am yet to be familiar with absolute travesties of justice by judges as much as by juries. I am familiar with cases where I think judges handed down the wrong sentence, but not necessarily where judges actually completely bungled the verdict (“guilty”/”not guilty”) itself, as juries sometimes do, IMO.

  146. Old School Conservative

    If the cause is not known, why do that?

    Single vehicle country road fatality on a straight road.
    History of dealing with mental illness then publicly talking about it.
    Helping coaches and players with mental illness.

    Frawley finally lifted the lid on his private pain two years ago, when he spoke for the first time of his battles with mental health. The Australian.

    It may have been a tragic accident but his history is suggesting otherwise. Police investigations and coronial inquest hopefully will get to the bottom of it.

  147. Infidel Tiger

    Hmmm.
    ABC report on Frawley carrying all the numbers for Lifeline, Mens Health etc.
    WTF?
    If the cause is not known, why do that?

    Everyone knows the truth.

    For family reasons it won’t be mentioned. Happens way too much on those straight country roads. Big trees, no skid marks.

  148. mh

    White Female Mus lim Convert Gone Wild

    Sinead O’Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat)
    @MagdaDavitt77
    I’m terribly sorry. What I’m about to say is something so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it. But truly I never wanna spend time with white people again (if that’s what non-muslims are called). Not for one moment, for any reason. They are disgusting.
    8:01 PM · Nov 6, 2018·

    She’s sorry again

    Sinead O’Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat)
    @MagdaDavitt77
    As regards to remarks I made while angry and unwell, about white people… they were not true at the time and they are not true now. I was triggered as a result of islamophobia dumped on me. I apologize for hurt caused. That was one of many crazy tweets lord knows
    6:01 PM · Sep 8, 2019

  149. egg_

    Q&A
    Guest host Fran Kelly joins ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja, Labor MP for Cowan Anne Aly, WA Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, Grattan Institute’s Danielle Wood and The Australian’s Foreign Affairs Editor Greg Sheridan.

  150. mh

    White Female Mus lim Convert Gone Wild

    Sinead O’Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat)
    @MagdaDavitt77
    I’m terribly sorry. What I’m about to say is something so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it. But truly I never wanna spend time with white people again (if that’s what non-mus lims are called). Not for one moment, for any reason. They are disgusting.
    8:01 PM · Nov 6, 2018·

    She’s sorry again

    Sinead O’Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat)
    @MagdaDavitt77
    As regards to remarks I made while angry and unwell, about white people… they were not true at the time and they are not true now. I was triggered as a result of isl amophobia dumped on me. I apologize for hurt caused. That was one of many crazy tweets lord knows
    6:01 PM · Sep 8, 2019

  151. JC

    and The Australian’s Foreign Affairs Editor Greg Sheridan.

    Sheridan is a gutless little dweeb.

  152. Tel

    Sure, if you follow the official line that F-111s at Lakenheath were not there to carry nukes.

    Not quite the same as Ramstein Air Base which is sitting there reminding the Germans to behave themselves and that the USA is boss.

    The Germans have been continually reminded at every available opportunity that they lost, and the French keep getting reminded that they surrendered. Both of them were lovers of big government for a hundred years before there was any World War. There’s nothing surprising here.

    Thing is the British went around telling themselves they won the war, but still seemed to act like a bunch of losers and adopt the government of the people who they nominally had won against. The British had a well tested and workable template of small government, rule of law, and the Americans did not appear to be imposing any obvious pressure on them. I can’t believe that the Fabians were so very influential, sure they would always attract some percentage of the population, but just look at where the UK has gone today. They can’t even figure out a very simple idea like the Northern Ireland border, even when none of them care in the slightest about the Northern Ireland border. The people who proudly stood up to the Blitz are now going wobbly over nothing at all. It’s weird.

    The UK didn’t need to be heavily backed by American military principally because it was at a decent distance to the Soviet menace… it’s also an island.

    I’m pretty sure that the purpose of US power in Europe is to keep Europe under control (and keep the tax money rolling in), and that worrying about Soviet invasion is a secondary thing. They are still trying to justify NATO today on the basis that Putin will invade any minute.

    Thing is … the USA could easily have driven back the poorly equipped Soviet troops and liberated Poland and Eastern Europe. They chose not to … they wanted a reason to stay. Big government was too attractive to be put away after the war. A divided and weak Europe was fine for the Americans. Ever since then, the Europeans have tried to get their act together and failed.

  153. egg_

    Sinead O’Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat)

    Looks like an old butch nowadays.

  154. egg_

    Not quite the same as Ramstein Air Base which is sitting there reminding the Germans to behave themselves and that the USA is boss.

    The Germans have been continually reminded at every available opportunity that they lost

  155. mh

    Saw this comment on Serena at the Tele (UK)

    Williams might be fit, but she is heavily overweight. Given her age and the excess pounds she is finding it difficult to find the strength AND stamina to last through a whole tournament.

    She needs to shed 20 lbs at least if she is to be a contender for the next couple of years.

    Also remember even one more major win will only equal Court’s total, she has to win two titles to be out front. Americans seem to forget this!

  156. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Tel

    The odious “People’s Budget” was the death of classical liberalism in Britain, along with the personal, social and financial costs of WWI.

    They already had abandoned classical liberalism. Mosley was fairly popular.

  157. C.L.

    Glad to see Sinead’s new religion has been such a boost to her mental well-being.

  158. Snoopy

    For family reasons it won’t be mentioned. Happens way too much on those straight country roads. Big trees, no skid marks.

    More speed cameras and higher fines will fix this.

  159. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Trivia question for C.L.

    What awful English man and President of the Board of trade championed the People’s Budget?

  160. Farmer Gez

    Williams might be fit, but she is heavily overweight. Given her age and the excess pounds she is finding it difficult to find the strength AND stamina to last through a whole tournament.

    Also extremely lucky that the girls weren’t told they have to play five sets if they want the same money as the boys.
    Serena is a power player that thrives on short matches. Other players would have outlasted her if given time to expose her lack of stamina.

  161. Des Deskperson

    ‘Sheridan is a gutless little dweeb.’

    Sheridan has yet to meet a senior Australian military officer or securicrat that he didn’t want to tongue-bathe. He’s always gushing over their legendary – his word – abilities, courage and exploits, he seems to get some sort of vicarious kick from hanging out with these types, many of whom owe their advancement to networking and family connections as much as feats of derring-do.

    ABC publicity for tonight’s Q&A has a picture of Sheridan;

    https://www.abc.net.au/qanda/2019-09-09/11465134

    That seem to be much more recent – and rather weirder looking – that his standard Ox masthead photo.

  162. Overburdened

    Animated mob in a nearby piece of paradise laughing, swearing and screeching at each other in a random fashion then besties again.

    One sheila is an angry and vengeful soul.

    She would be the destruction of a blokes life and probably as hot as get out.

    A nightmare combination that goes hand in hand.

    Even if she’s not hot I get the feeling she thinks she is.

    I have retired indoors in case it gets ugly.

  163. Dave in Marybrook

    While you’re here, Des- was it you who put a pre-season brick on the Eagles for the flag 2018?

  164. Old School Conservative

    ABC publicity for tonight’s Q&A has a picture of Sheridan

    Recently on Bolt’s “whiskey with a friend” he declined to drink and went on to imply he had gone off the grog.
    Probably part of a diet regime making his face look drawn.

  165. Delcon

    Sheridan was once a fan of St. Kevin if memory serves.
    Having said that, considering some of the morons in our commentariat class, there are worse than him, as he does manage to make sense once in a while.

  166. Dave in Marybrook

    Justine Henin-Hardenne literally ran Serena into the ground.
    Serena’s starting to get Big Girl problems- knees and ankles. Her back will be next, and then it’s all over.

  167. Top Ender

    The rot in Britain set in during 1945 when the electorate decided to give Winston the boot.

    They then ushered in the Welfare State, which may have had some reasonable ideas.

    But eventually it morphed into “I’m owed a living and taxes must be increased to pay for more free stuff” mentality we see in so much of the West today.

  168. Rex Mango

    Serena is too old, slow and very lucky she only plays three sets, but her real problem is mental. Last year’s US Open she had a meltdown and almost won the match against Osaka. At Wimbledon following she couldn’t, as Markle was in her box. Same too on Saturday. Serena can’t win unless she behaves badly, but with her new royal mates she has to lose graciously.

  169. mh

    Also extremely lucky that the girls weren’t told they have to play five sets if they want the same money as the boys.

    How did the men and women end up on equal pay when it is different governing bodies?

  170. Rex Mango

    Virginia Slims cigarettes got the girls equal pay.

  171. Rafe Champion

    Racism as a magic wand to wave at enemies. The Rebel, only 2 minutes.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The rot in Britain set in during 1945 when the electorate decided to give Winston the boot.

    They then ushered in the Welfare State, which may have had some reasonable ideas.

    The rot was confirmed after 1945 – Britain received twice as many Marshall Aid Plan dollars as France and Germany. The French and Germans rebuilt their industrial base, the Brits spent their share on “cradle to grave welfare.”

  173. MatrixTransform

    Racism as a magic wand to wave at enemies

    Twitter is a Sensory Deprivation Cell

  174. Unless the QandA forum comes up in the next few minutes i will bail

  175. In interesting news i will be heading to Oz on the 26th September.

    Working in the Melbourne office for 4 weeks, please shoot me.

  176. MatrixTransform

    Doomie must have got a cease and desist

  177. MatrixTransform

    please shoot me

    prolly cop a random bullet taking a taxi in this Gun Controlled utopia

  178. custard

    Godspeed Carpe on your Oz visit.

    I doubt I’ll be watching QandA tonight anyway.

  179. Tel

    The rot in Britain set in during 1945 when the electorate decided to give Winston the boot.

    They then ushered in the Welfare State, which may have had some reasonable ideas.

    Not at all … Frank is right on this one, it was Lloyd George and Winston Churchill who declared war on poverty in 1909, before they ever declared war on Germany. That was when England started copying the design of the Kaiser, infused with some Fabian ideas and a bit of Henry George. By the time the First World War started they smoothly rolled in more big government programs in the name of the war effort.

    That really was the beginning of the end of Liberalism, and Churchill enabled it.

    The British working class loved their new overlords. Sad … but there you go.

  180. Tel

    The rot was confirmed after 1945 – Britain received twice as many Marshall Aid Plan dollars as France and Germany. The French and Germans rebuilt their industrial base, the Brits spent their share on “cradle to grave welfare.”

    Those were the finishing touches on a program that started before both world wars.

    The French and Germans also supported cradle to grave welfare … and still do to this day.

  181. Delcon

    If Carpe Jugulum bails out and there is no Interruptions Lotto, we can have another Snowcone Questions Count Lotto as a few weeks ago, if people are interested.

  182. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Racism as a magic wand to wave at enemies.

    “Words are magic”, Rafe.

  183. twostix

    The rot in Britain set in during 1945 when the electorate decided to give Winston the boot.

    The empire and the animating spirit of the British age that most anglosphere people associate with their romantic ideas of Britain was lost by time the degenerate Edwardian age ended.

  184. Rex Mango

    Media Watch exposing pro Pell letter writing campaign to SMH, Tele etc. ABC sure do their homework on the Pell case.

  185. Delcon
    #3151599, posted on September 9, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    If Carpe Jugulum bails out and there is no Interruptions Lotto, we can have another Snowcone Questions Count Lotto as a few weeks ago, if people are interested.

    Good evening, i will comment early but will bail out early, it’s hard to track the numbers without the thread.

  186. Frank Elly tonight

    All the left all the time.

  187. Ex-nurse bitching about non-existant anxiety.

    Just shut up and tend to the coughs, colds and sore holes.

  188. Rex Mango

    That Greens senator could solve the Wallabies scrum problems in Japan.

  189. Delcon

    I will keep track of the count of Frannie’s questions. It stands on two as of now. I’d go 50 for the whole show.
    BTW, what happened to snowcone?

  190. twostix

    They had the choice and they opted for big government to rule over them, RIGHT AFTER seeing what big government does to people.

    Don’t forget that Communist Drunk Curtain tried to sneak that in here too, wanting to give the commonwealth the wartime powers to fix prices, etc, forever.

    Fortunately he needed to ask permission of the people and the australian people said nein!

  191. Rex Mango

    Frankly is no Snowcone, doesn’t interrupt at all.

  192. Sorry troops, i’m going to bail out.

    My apologies.

    Oyasumi Nasai

  193. Rex Mango

    Cultural change might involve outlawing the ALP, Anne Ally.

  194. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    19m
    94% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, a record. Thank you!

  195. Rex Mango

    Wouldn’t a Federal Integrity Commission against Corruption be called the Federal Court?

  196. MatrixTransform

    Steak.
    Scotch is my preferred. Angus
    bring it to room temp while the par boiled chips are baking in the oven.
    get that bloody heat up!

    drink some beer. pretend to work.

    olive oil on the steak…then salt
    yes, too much is good
    pan fry the steak to your preferred level of cookishness and take the buggers off letting them sit on a warmed plate under foil.

    Take the pan off the heat so that whatever is left in there doesnt burn .. and cool it with a sploosh of peaty whisky. No mate … a Sploosh… yes, that’s better

    take your green peppercorns (the little french pickled ones…drained) and give them a rough chop.
    stir a couple of forkfuls of plain flour into some water…I dunno a cup….1/2 a cup. whatever
    grab a couple of Massel beef stock cubes and shave them up with a knife
    toss the shaved stock cubes into the floury water too

    turf pepper corns into the pan with the whisky and bring it up deglazing the meaty bits and boiling off the alcomohol

    take it off and let it cool a little before putting the floury water in and stir it as it comes up over a low heat so that it doesnt glug.
    If it looks like glugging dribble a little water in.

    When its thickened add a good tablespoon of so of sour cream.
    for mouthfeel, and a little bit of acid.

    chuck in a decent knob of butter.
    because … butter

    take the tinfoil off the steaks and pour all the bloody liquor that’s come from them into the gravy.

    throw everything onto warmed plates … include broccoli if somebody complains.

    sauce it up.

    and watch Australia’s got Talent.

    just saw a sheila doing a hand stand use a bow and arrow with her feet and hit the target.

    cook something awesome, and hit a target …something QandA hasn’t been able to do …ever.

  197. Delcon

    My money’s on Frannie being a Green voter.
    Questions Count is on ten, BTW.

  198. egg_

    The Green nutter is in danger of flinging his pen into the audience.
    /Horse tranquilisers

  199. Tel

    Cultural change might involve outlawing the ALP, Anne Ally.

    How about we start by outlawing plastic bags?

    By that I mean, we should outlaw the use of under-the-counter Aldi bags full of plastic cash.

    Hang on … those are already outlawed … what’s the punishment then?

  200. egg_

    Audio levels seem a bit down on Q&A

  201. egg_

    Sheridan gets out the cluebat.

  202. mh

    If Ginsberg steps down or dies in 2020 it will turn the Democrats into a frothing rabid mess – just in time for the election.

    Good times.
    #MAGA 🇺🇸

  203. Delcon

    Just worried that this Jordan guy will punch Anne Ali in the face by mistake.

  204. Rex Mango

    Andre the Giant giving everyone else on the panel anxiety with his thumb thumping.

  205. egg_

    Jordon Steele-John
    Greens Senator for WA

    Jordon Steele-John is Australia’s youngest senator who journeys with a disability. Prior to taking up the post of Senator for Western Australia in November 2017 Jordon dedicated his time to youth and disability advocacy and was also a student of politics at Macquarie University.

    Jordon has portfolio responsibility for Disability Rights & Services, Youth, Digital Rights and Sustainable Cities. He is currently a member of the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers, the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network and the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme as well as taking part in the digital delivery inquiry, cyberbullying inquiry, copyright legislation inquiry and the mobility scooters inquiry.

    Deeply involved with the Greens Party from a young age, Jordon is passionate about using his time in parliament to act on climate change, reduce youth unemployment and implement a full NDIS.

    Brain damage?

  206. Overburdened

    Having apparently laid waste to the mob next doorish, the hell cats and laughing boys have noisily piled into cabs and fucked off to the pub, as they remarked upon leaving.

    That’s good.

  207. egg_

    Has Milton The Monster covered up his neck bolts?

  208. BoBM

    The RFDS have a certain number of pilots.
    Each pilot is legislated to a maximum number of hours.
    All pilots fly their maximum number of hours.

    There is provision in aviation legislation for the breaking of any rule in a life and death situation. It is termed a MERCY FLIGHT. Any pilot can declare a Mercy Flight.

    Any RFDS pilot can declare a Mercy Flight to protect himself/herself from prosecution.
    So it is not the legislation that is preventing pilots from flying life or death recoveries.

    Maybe those criticising the legislation should check with the RFDS on what their policy is on out of duty flight.

  209. egg_

    Aly and Milton enjoy interrupting Zed.

  210. Overburdened

    The NDIS would rate as the most ill conceived and underprepared piece of policy in Australian history if not for the NBN and Snowy 2.0.

    Shit show special mention to the submarine fiasco.

  211. zyconoclast

    Jordon Steele-John
    Greens Senator for WA

    In the Senate he sounds like a full on Bolshevik from the ALP circa 1960

  212. Delcon

    Anne Ally twisting her face at the government’s minister about drug rehab.
    (Probably thinking: “if people are going to stop doing drugs, who will vote for us?!”)

  213. Leigh Lowe

    For family reasons it won’t be mentioned. Happens way too much on those straight country roads. Big trees, no skid marks.

    Yeah, I know, but maybe leave it alone today.
    Fuck knows, he could have had a yuuuge hangover from his birthday yesterday and nodded off.

  214. zyconoclast

    The NDIS would rate as the most ill conceived and underprepared piece of policy in Australian history if not for the NBN and Snowy 2.0.

    Shit show special mention to the submarine fiasco.

    The NDIS will be worse than all those other things combined.
    It was the essential design element.

  215. Rex Mango

    Big guy says no evidence that welfare recipients are more likely to use drugs, because he says so. Next question should be about bullying.

  216. John Constantine

    https://apvma.gov.au/node/54181

    The APVMA’s regulatory decisions take account of extensive scientific information, including from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The APVMA has reviewed more than 1,200 scientific studies on glyphosate to ensure the accuracy of its assessment.

    Our decision on glyphosate is consistent with that of other international regulators, including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the US EPA, and Canada’s PMRA.

    Before any agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemical is sold, supplied, or used in Australia it has to be evaluated and registered by the APVMA. State and territory governments are responsible for regulating and enforcing the safe use of agvet chemicals after they are sold.

    The APVMA considered the 2015 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) report, along with many scientific studies, and like other regulators, we determined that glyphosate is safe to use according to our label directions. We continue to monitor the science on glyphosate and the other pesticides we regulate.

    Australian scientific regulator response to roundup hysteria.

    Interesting that their abc billion dollar bully pulpit preaches that if farmers want to say that the science says roundup isnt agent orange, then they have to accept climate change requires tyrannical and eternal totalitarianism.

  217. Rex Mango

    How’s about we double Newstart, but only if you do the drug test.

  218. Overburdened

    Steele-John, based on the evidence, is proof of the old saying that there is nothing as dangerous as a vested interest disguised as a moral principle.

  219. duncanm

    I guess this prediction back in May isn’t working out so well.

    Maybe its the teeth which drew the comparison? Regarding Kaila Murnain:

    Is this Australia’s Jacinda Ardern? Why Labor’s next prime minister ISN’T in Parliament yet

  220. Delcon

    Frannie is also a secret Jacquie Lambie admirer by the sound of it. Mentioned her at least three times so far.
    Her Question Count stands on 18, BTW.
    Shorter Jordon: statistics show that disabled people suffer from disabilities.

  221. zyconoclast

    Big guy says no evidence that welfare recipients are more likely to use drugs, because he says so

  222. egg_

    Milton’s like a Lefty harpy – thinks he who shouts loudest wins.

  223. feelthebern

    JC, U Penn is on the list because of Wharton.

  224. Overburdened

    Worse than the rest combined.

    Agree entirely from the financial perspective.

    It will send the place broke and breed generations of drones.

  225. MatrixTransform

    Maybe its the teeth which drew the comparison

    The horse of a butt joke

  226. egg_

    NDIS is the sugar on the table.

  227. Delcon

    Frannie is one opinionated lady. Stands on 20 questions.

  228. Rex Mango

    After we have solved discrimination, how about a royal commission into death, it is so arbitrary and has been for years.

  229. Delcon

    Jordon: “disability of a person is society’s failure to adjust.”
    Right to Liberty Quotes, this one.

  230. Rex Mango

    Aaah, Peter Singer Australia’s greatest philosopher brought up. Ole Pete’s ok with animal human relations.

  231. Knuckle Dragger

    The only people in this country that should be rightly subject to discrimination are rangas.

    Cannot be denied.

  232. egg_

    Sheridan brings up abortion666.
    Hissing from the Leftoids.

  233. Delcon

    Disabled Jordon: “We have a society which discriminates against disabled people!”
    Umm, Jordon, you are a friggin Senator in the Parliament of Australia.

  234. egg_

    Milton: Anti-abortion is a Rightwing agenda.

  235. Rex Mango

    Valiant effort by Sheridan to steer Frankly into an abortion minefield, Jordan steps in to help her out.

  236. zyconoclast

    ‘It will be deeply uncomfortable’: Mark Butler calls for ‘ruthless’ review of Labor

    Labor energy spokesman Mark Butler has called for a “ruthless and unsparing” review of the party’s policies including a new approach on tax and climate change in the wake of its election defeat in May.

    Mr Butler warned against trying to “sugar coat” the election result to defend existing policies, days after party president Wayne Swan said the party should be proud of the agenda it took to the people.

    “When you get your backside handed to you by Fozzie Bear and Kermit the Frog, it’s time for some serious reflection.”

  237. MatrixTransform

    should be rightly subject to of discrimination are rangas.

    fify

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