Wednesday Forum: July 1, 2020

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  1. candy

    We are probably obliged to take the Hong Kongers after the big military spend aimed at China announced yesterday.

    Not great policies going into a recession.

  2. Bundyrum

    Yup, we need the HK’s, there will be a few Aldi bags coming with them.

  3. kaysee

    dover_beach
    #3501421, posted on July 2, 2020 at 10:33 am
    #3501438, posted on July 2, 2020 at 10:49 am

    dover, unable to open the links. Error message – not found.

  4. Struth

    No driving cars for you white haters, no flying in planes, no use of anything that is produced from mining, no food consumed from white farming methods, no electricity, no musical instruments bar hollow logs and singing sticks…………………………and nothing consumed that has been transported in white man’s trucks on white man’s roads………………………etc.
    Start by handing back your phone and computer, and take those clothes off………………

  5. Dr Faustus

    The 2006 attempt to formally ban the display of swastika symbol in the EU was quietly dropped after widespread Hindu complaints.

  6. Top Ender

    Tahlea Aualiitia wrong name spelling drama highlights the ABC of agonising at the ABC

    THE MOCKER

    Many of you would know the American television comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” starring Seinfeld-producer Larry David as a hapless version of himself. In one of its funniest episodes, David tries to do his visiting in-laws a favour when an elderly relative of theirs dies suddenly. He arranges for a death notice in the local newspaper, paying tribute to the family’s “beloved aunt”.

    The next day he returns home only to find his wife and in-laws glaring at him as he is handed the newspaper. Bewildered, he reads aloud the death notice only to find the publication has made an unfortunate mistake, the ‘a’ in the dictated phrase having been inadvertently replaced with a ‘c’.

    “It’s a typo, it’s a typo!” he protests as he is henpecked unmercifully. “I’m just glad you weren’t in charge of the headstone,” screams his father-in-law. That the fault was not his is irrelevant to them; he is simply the whipping boy for their outrage.

    Sadly, ABC journalist Tahlea Aualiitia has experienced many of the horrors that result from careless proofreading. Resolving to suffer in silence no longer, the presenter of Pacific Mornings wrote last week of colleagues having spelt her surname wrong on not just one but two occasions.

    “Now, I want to be clear that in both instances my colleagues reached out and apologised and I hold no ill feelings towards them,” she wrote, “but these small errors can have big impacts among communities that often don’t see themselves reflected in the media.” As such Aualiitia – which by the way is spelled A-U-A-L-I-I-T-I-A – decided that merely having a word with the two transgressors was insufficient. Instead, in her words, she had to “call out” her employer.

    “It’s no coincidence I’m speaking up about this during the latest wave of the Black Lives Matter movement,” she wrote. Yes, we know what you mean, Tahlea. When I saw that horrible footage of life ebbing away from African-American George Floyd as a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled continuously on his neck for eight minutes, my first thought was of your spelling trials and tribulations.

    But fear not, Aualiitia has a solution. “Perhaps take inspiration from Maori-Australian artist Kira Puru who wrote a clause in her contract stating that her appearance fee doubles if they misspell her name, after two Australian music festivals spelled her name wrong in promotion material in 2018,” she wrote.

    What a great use of public funds that would be. ABC could adjust its payroll system to double the aggrieved party’s fortnightly wage for each spelling violation, which could go at least some way to assuaging their angst. In addition, the organisation could arrange trauma counsellors and sensitivity consultants for those affected.

    So eager is Aualiitia to see racism that she seemingly does not realise that everyone, with the possible exception of the Joneses and the Smiths, are used to correcting misspelling of their surname. It is a minor irritation at worst, and courtesy goes both ways. For example, imagine dealing with an overseas-born sales assistant whose English is rudimentary. Do you politely correct them or publicly berate them for the error? If it is the latter, you are an entitled git. Interestingly in 2017 Aualiitia, writing on the same subject, stated “I think I realised my name was ‘different’ when I was about 7-years-old and wanted to be a celebrity”. I think I just realised what the real issue is here.

    Remember Aualiitia’s latest article appeared only days after the national broadcaster announced cutbacks in response to the government’s imposing a $83 million indexation freeze. Condemning this decision, ABC chair Ita Buttrose said this was “unsustainable” if the organisation was to maintain essential services. If so, why is it paying the likes of Aualiitia to indulge in self-pity?

    Not only that, Buttrose claimed “The ABC has not only helped shape Australia, we are the national voice that unites us”. Let’s examine the various way the ABC helps unites us.

    There is British journalist Myriam François, for instance, who last month wrote for the ABC’s Religion and Ethics program about how white people could assist the Black Lives Matter movement. “At a personal level, recognise that the wealth accrued by white households in the UK is invariably tied to a history of exploitation and slavery,” she said. “Consider your contribution to bail money or health insurance for protesters your first step to committing to conversations around reparations.” Feeling united, everyone?

    Then there is Monique Ross of RN’s Society and Culture programs, who last fortnight introduced us to the philosophy of American author Elizabeth Gilbert. “It is no longer enough … to not be racist. You have to be ‘actively anti-racist’,” wrote Ross in a favourable appraisal, “and white people have to examine the privilege that comes with the colour of their skin”. In other words, a combination of self-loathing and the “You’re either with us or against us” tactic.

    In a similar vein, ABC Religion and Ethics provided a platform last month for two theologians to write about how “white Christians” should respond to the Black Lives Matter movement. “White Christians who condemn today’s protests as violent riots perpetrated by ‘thugs’ and celebrate President Donald Trump’s threat that, ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts,’ indicate that white property, white people, and white power are more valuable to them than black lives,” the authors wrote. “White Christians who silently withhold support from the protests communicate much the same thing.” Just reflect on that. To contemplate disapproving thoughts – even those you keep to yourself – about the burning down of a police station or mass looting or even the murder of fellow citizens by protesters is in effect to uphold white supremacy.

    If you are in the mood for self-censoring, I recommend you read journalist Gary Nunn’s guide on words and phrases with racist or sexist origins which ABC ran in May. They include “No can do,” and “Long time no see,” which apparently lampooned poorly-spoken English. Also, for a white person to use the expression “woke’ potentially introduces cultural appropriation, given it is an African American expression. “As with most linguistic conundrums, a good guiding principle here might be: back free speech by avoiding censorship, by all means, but encourage consideration,” writes Nunn. “And always check your privilege.”

    Did you ever watch American police dramas and contemplate, in the words of ABC Arts reporter Hannah Reich, that they disproportionately featured “white, male, able-bodied, straight and cis-gendered” characters? Accordingly, ABC has commissioned Mystery Road, an outback police drama about indigenous detective Jay Swan and his white offsider Emma James. In the first series James is “forced to reckon with the guilt of owning land that was also the site of a massacre of Indigenous Australians”.

    One of the writers for Mystery Road, Djaru woman Kodie Bedford stated “We as writers do portray cops as heroes. But in the shows I like and the shows I’ve written for, often they [police] have to work outside the system to be heroes — because the system is broken.” It is an assertion that dovetails perfectly with Reich’s seemingly offhand observation “Here and abroad, protesters have called for the dismantling or defunding of the policing and justice systems”.

    And yet as recently as yesterday Buttrose was denying accusations the organisation was “too left-leaning,” saying “I think less-than-perfect organisations should stop chucking stones at us.” In her lengthy public statement last week she declared “We know our business and we are determined to honour our commitment to independence,” without even mentioning its statutory Charter. What of her statement that the organisation reflects “who we are collectively”? Sorry Ita Buttrose, but our beloved Aunty passed away long ago.

    THE MOCKER
    The Mocker amuses himself by calling out poseurs, sneering social commentators, and po-faced officials.

    I especially like people who change their name later in life to get more attention:

    Tina becomes Tiina

    James becomes Jame

    and in one memorable case

    Matthew became Matteee

    Wallies all!

  7. BrettW:

    “Security firms ­used by Melbourne quarantine hotels exploited the coronavirus pandemic by charging taxpayers for shifts never worked, paying guards in cash and using fake names for non-existent workers. Now even more alarming claims have emerged”.

    Security firms.
    Isn’t there a demographic that is over represented in this industry?
    One that allows their employees to get hold of firearms that the rest of society cannot?
    A demographic that appears to be over represented whenever crime stats are collated?

    This is should be fairly easy to investigate and is obvious fraud by the security companies. People should be going to jail over this and a squad of detectives should be assigned if not already.

    You be a funny lad, BrettW.
    🙂

  8. Infidel Tiger King

    3,000,000 Gladys Liu’s. The future is looking febrile.

  9. Tim Neilson

    So eager is Aualiitia to see racism that she seemingly does not realise that everyone, with the possible exception of the Joneses and the Smiths, are used to correcting misspelling of their surname.

    Exactly. I’ve even received award certificates where my surname is spelled “Nielson”. Am I a victim of racism?

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    If you blokes don’t stop teasing Liability Bob, he’ll dazzle you with a well-thought out, cogent argument.

    Of someone else’s.

  11. calli

    Neilism.

    It’s everywhere.

  12. cohenite

    All men should be named Reg, Fred, Wal, Bert or Stan; all women Trish, Marg, Sue, Betty or Joan.

  13. Struth

    This could be an experience.
    Local pub for dinner.
    Just re opened today after using lock down to renovate.
    Will I be signing my real name and address in a book for all to see?
    I used to play gigs there and may do again one day,,,,,,,,,,ho fkn ho.
    No bastard gets my home address.

    Great food there so with the restrictions still in place regards distancing, it should have the atmosphere of a morgue but you must support where you can.

  14. kaysee

    vr
    #3501629, posted on July 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Listening to a podcast — the interviewee refers to Trump, it’s just Trump.

    During the 2016 Presidential debate, Trump referred to Clinton with the correct title “Secretary Clinton”. She referred to him as “Donald”. This was a formal debate.

  15. calli

    Didn’t see this coming.

    Eggs need to be cleaned, along with little hands. Basic hygiene that our grannies taught us. Back when everyone had chooks.

    The perils of Free Range.

  16. 3,000,000 new Australians called Zelda, Sophia, Roger, Clarence etc.

  17. cohenite

    The lnp candidate for EM is a fucking raving loon about renewables; even Kenny can’t believe the idiot. FMD. She lives in an off-grid house, supports Paris and is anti-coal. Fuck.

  18. Delta A

    We are probably obliged to take the Hong Kongers after the big military spend aimed at China

    We are not obliged to take any nationality for any reason*.

    The big ‘military spend’ is predominantly in response to China’s unsubtle chastisement and sabre-rattling. Having said that, I would have no objection to the gov eventually importing Hong Kongers, after white South African farmers and other deserving groups.

    *Not much to feel positive about these days, but the fact that candy is not in any policy-making position is indeed a mercy.

  19. What’s wrong with off grid?

    I like brandy and sherry for example, but I would not expect others to drink them, ever.

    Vote Riccardo or LDP.

    There are no other good options.

  20. Infidel Tiger King

    So eager is Aualiitia to see racism that she seemingly does not realise that everyone, with the possible exception of the Joneses and the Smiths, are used to correcting misspelling of their surname.

    Asians can’t say may name unless they are westernised, so when overseas I use my middle name.

  21. MemoryFault

    Just a minor point re swastikas versus Buddhist Hindu symbols.
    If you imagine them as the wheels of a circular saw, the Hindu/Buddhist symbol is spinning anti-clockwise. The swastika, conversely, is spinning clockwise.

  22. Infidel Tiger King

    The lnp candidate for EM is a fucking raving loon about renewables; even Kenny can’t believe the idiot. FMD. She lives in an off-grid house, supports Paris and is anti-coal. Fuck.

    She’ll lose.

  23. Memory Vault:

    I wouldn’t ecommend Darwin as a site for anything much, other than a crematorium.

    Darwin will be fine. Just follow the Wilcannia model of urban renewal – move all the Social Support offices to Alice Springs.
    Problem solves itself.

  24. Cassie of Sydney

    “Looking at the replies shows you what a incestuous circle jerk of bubble people journalism is.”

    Yep…the incestuousness runs deep and is pretty sickening.

  25. Roger

    The lnp candidate for EM is a fucking raving loon about renewables; even Kenny can’t believe the idiot. FMD. She lives in an off-grid house, supports Paris and is anti-coal.

    There’s worse, I’m afraid.

    She’s a former teacher.

  26. cohenite

    Good essay on the Heydon scandal with the emphasis on how wrong the HC and especially the CJ were in this expose:

    The cancellation of Mr Heydon
    Anonymous The Spectator Australia 4 July 2020
    In chambers last week the Dyson Heydon affair occupied many hours of debate. The allegations were shocking but the Chief Justice’s intervention equally so. Some colleagues took the view that the Chief Justice’s personal and public intervention was a step too far. That I am unable to put my name to this article for fear of serious professional reprisal is telling. That there is a robust debate occurring behind closed doors, because it is not possible to have an open debate, points to how wrong the Chief’s intervention was.
    There is furious agreement that sexual harassment of an associate by a judge is appalling. It was as wrong ten years ago as it is now. The Chief Justice was correct to say that it was a terrible thing to occur in the High Court of Australia. Given the tsunami of allegations that have come to light in the past week it is an understatement to say that Mr Heydon probably did not always conduct himself with decorum. But let’s get some perspective. The allegations are what lawyers describe as low-level sexual harassment. The pattern of conduct is that a proposition generally occurs at or after an event where alcohol has been consumed. An inappropriate touch might occur. The advance is refused, and Mr Heydon retreats, apparently for good. There is no real suggestion of sexual assault. So we are not dealing with an alleged crime. We are dealing with inappropriate conduct that causes offence to the woman involved. For a young female associate it could be particularly distressing. There was no debate around this. Where the debate began was the process that had been undertaken by the High Court.
    It is common for employers faced with a workplace dispute of a private nature to carry out an internal investigation usually conducted by an external consultant or lawyer. The object is to find some facts in amongst the accusations and denials so that steps can be taken to resolve the dispute and hopefully, avoid litigation. The investigations are usually informal, confidential and legally privileged. It is almost unheard of for such an inquiry to occur when the parties involved are no longer employed at the workplace, let alone many years later. There are good reasons for this. But the best reason is that there is no generally available legal remedy for old sexual harassment claims. All avenues of legal redress have time limits. For example, the Australian Human Rights Commission has an indicative six-month time limit on sexual harassment claims (which can be extended if the case demands it). This time limit was reduced by the federal government in 2017, down to six from 12 months. The policy reason behind the relatively narrow window in which to file a complaint is sound: the complaints are about a breach of civil law which regulates conduct that merely causes offence, hurt or upset feelings…

  27. Bear Necessities

    I new there was something wrong in my life but I couldn’t put my finger on it. It has to be people calling me Glenn instead of Glen. Thank you Tahea for sorting it out for me. Regards Glenn.

  28. Cassie of Sydney

    “Dr Faustus
    #3501798, posted on July 2, 2020 at 5:09 pm
    The 2006 attempt to formally ban the display of swastika symbol in the EU was quietly dropped after widespread Hindu complaints.”

    There are swastikas at the entrance to the Customs House Building down at Circular Quay.

  29. cohenite

    What’s wrong with off grid?
    I like brandy and sherry for example, but I would not expect others to drink them, ever.

    Exactly; 99% of the off grid shits do so because they’re subsidised to the hilt and the FIT is destroying the grid; so the grid competitor is destroying the grid.

    I have champagne baths and I expect everyone to do the same, NV or V.

  30. liliana

    Bumi Thomas (happy to avail herself of all the benefits of living in a western nation) talks about the

    dehumanisation of people of colour.

    but not a peep about how ‘people of colour’ sold other ‘people of colour’ into slavery.

    Nor does she bother mentioning current slavery in Africa – an inconvenient truth.

  31. JC

    Cronkite. Stop annoying the readership.

  32. cohenite

    There’s worse, I’m afraid.
    She’s a former teacher.

    In the interview after talking to the old crone Kenny spoke to Shellenberger who basically just eviscerated her clappy hands support of renewables. God I hate the lnp; there’s no escape; the liars and filth are commies and lunatics and the lnp are weak arsed idiots.

  33. cohenite

    Cronkite. Stop annoying the readership.

    I’m depressed head prefect; let me shine your arse. It’ll cheer both of us up.

  34. Arnost

    Interesting…

    A star 100 times larger than than the sun disappears without explanation… (did it collapse into a black hole without going nova? Or is the nova abt to blow?). 75 million light years away so not a threat.

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dyzyez/a-massive-star-has-seemingly-vanished-from-space-with-no-explanation

  35. Roger

    …but not a peep about how ‘people of colour’ sold other ‘people of colour’ into slavery.

    Or about how people of colour enslaved whites?

    If we’re going to have collective guilt and reparations for historical grievances things could get complicated.

  36. dover_beach

    It is common for employers faced with a workplace dispute of a private nature to carry out an internal investigation usually conducted by an external consultant or lawyer. The object is to find some facts in amongst the accusations and denials so that steps can be taken to resolve the dispute and hopefully, avoid litigation. The investigations are usually informal, confidential and legally privileged. It is almost unheard of for such an inquiry to occur when the parties involved are no longer employed at the workplace, let alone many years later.

    Pretty much what I was concerned about last week.

  37. Eyrie

    “A star 100 times larger than than the sun disappears without explanation…”

    The Nine Million Names of God ???

  38. H B Bear

    Is she a Photios puppet?

  39. MemoryFault

    God I hate the lnp; there’s no escape; the liars and filth are commies and lunatics and the lnp are weak arsed idiots.

    Or, next election, forget about parties completely, and vote the person.
    Specifically, put the sitting member last, regardless of party.
    It’s the voter’s only way of saying, “you’re hopeless- so as far as I’m concerned, you’re fired”.

    To quote the Great Man Himself:
    “No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are No. 1 and No. 2. Whatever is No. 3 is far behind”.

    Thomas Sowell, Economist

  40. dover_beach

    Kaysee, looks like in individual pages of that site are down. Sorry.

  41. Cassie of Sydney

    “Or about how people of colour enslaved whites?

    If we’re going to have collective guilt and reparations for historical grievances things could get complicated.”

    Terribly inconvenient……and the fact is that a substantial amount of Arab slaves came from Europe…both east and western Europe. Ottoman slavers used to sale up the Volga..the Northern African Arabs used to pillage coastal Europe…..sailing even as far north as Norway and Iceland.

    Ah but what use are facts in a post-fact world! The only thing that matters is the “feelz”…and that feelz is that it is only whites who were and are evil.

    And of course…the Arabs used to castrate ALL male slaves.

    Ho hum.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tahlea Aualiitia wrong name spelling drama

    Fairly sure I know her dad. When called to the tee the announcer would say ‘you’re next Mr Alitalia’. It was a long running joke at the club. As for Ms Tahlea I remember her following her dad and I around the golf course after work with her siblings like a bunch of ducklings. Fun!

  43. Maj

    The lnp candidate for EM is a fucking raving loon about renewables; even Kenny can’t believe the idiot. FMD. She lives in an off-grid house, supports Paris and is anti-coal. Fuck.

    She’ll lose.

    He can’t admit this but Barilaro is trying his darndest to make sure she loses.

    If she wins, the Coalition Agreement will stop the Nats from running a candidate (Barilaro himself?) in EM at the next General Election.

  44. Arnost

    Arthur C Clarke!

    “Should be there in an hour,” he called back over his shoulder to Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: “Wonder if the computer’s finished its run. It was due about now.”
    Chuck didn’t reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just see Chuck’s face, a white oval turned toward the sky.
    “Look,” whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There is always a last time for everything.)
    Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.

  45. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I wouldn’t ecommend Darwin as a site for anything much, other than a crematorium.’

    Darwin is hot in the Dry season, hot and wet in the Wet (a normal season of two metre rainfall). Midges and sandflies. Gamba grass that burns like a Molotov. Every tree or bush stings, bites or eats you.

    Mulga snakes, eastern brown and taipans. Cane toads, wolf spiders, millions of bats and rats. Dingoes and feral cats and pigs.

    Outside Darwin – the same, plus death adders and scorpions.

    Naturally, this is an ideal place for infantry.

  46. Bundyrum

    MV, if the demorats get in the White House in November, we may not get another election.
    Not that it matters we get the same shithouse politicians anyway.

  47. If you’re really off grid, you don’t want or get subsidies.

    How is it possible? Off grid solar gets? Wood fires get nothing. Bottled gas?

    Any way if it is available I wouldn’t want it.

    The idea is to free yourself from publicly owned corporations and petty government.

  48. Maj

    ‘I wouldn’t ecommend Darwin as a site for anything much, other than a crematorium.’

    Darwin is hot in the Dry season, hot and wet in the Wet (a normal season of two metre rainfall). Midges and sandflies. Gamba grass that burns like a Molotov. Every tree or bush stings, bites or eats you.

    Mulga snakes, eastern brown and taipans. Cane toads, wolf spiders, millions of bats and rats. Dingoes and feral cats and pigs.

    Outside Darwin – the same, plus death adders and scorpions.

    Naturally, this is an ideal place for infantry.

    Can we make living there a mandatory requirement of any Permanent Resident or Refugee visa?

  49. Knuckle Dragger

    Look.

    I know Mr Doomlord Sir doesn’t like this word, or even any attempt to put a word in that’s like that word or resembles that word in any way. But:

    Ladeeeee radio news person on the way home made a brave attempt to talk about football, and in particular North Melbourne player Ben Cunnington.

    Let’s just say she made a bit of a hash of it.

  50. egg_

    Teh Dumb:
    People p1ssed off with lockdowns.
    Quelle surprise!
    /Welcome to Danistan

  51. Johno

    The lnp candidate for EM is a fucking raving loon about renewables; even Kenny can’t believe the idiot. FMD. She lives in an off-grid house, supports Paris and is anti-coal. Fuck.

    The funny thing is the boofhead ALP are depicting her as a climate change denier on local TV.

    This is the alternate universe I have heard about.

  52. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Chunk journo is a “homebody” and OK with lockdowns.
    Quelle surprise.

  53. notafan

    It’s very similar to the million displaced Palestinians and the million expelled j ews of the me (who were often pogrommed a bit before they left) whom progressives have conveniently forgotten about.

  54. Arnost

    Or maybe the Star bas been enclosed in a Dyson Sphere…

    And may Freeman RIP – he only died 28 Feb!

  55. MemoryFault

    Not that it matters we get the same shithouse politicians anyway.

    Maybe so, Bundy.
    But people who are not prepared to even try to bring about change, have no business complaining about what is.

  56. notafan

    You left out and you can’t swim at the beach because crocodiles.

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Darwin… crematorium.’

    Story.

    Some years ago a bloke’s dog died, so he dragged the carcass into the local pet crematorium (note – actual pet crematorium, not an industrial bin on fire). Paid his money, was promised the ashes in a timely manner and so on.

    And the dead doggo went in the freezer, and the bloke working the thing was new so when it was burny time he turfed the frozen dead doggo straight into the cooker instead of thawing it out a bit.

    The investigators later reckoned there was a build up and/or blockage in the flue, but they were picking up semi thawed, semi-burnt frozen pieces of dead dog from all over the place after the oven exploded and burnt the building to the ground.

    Not my favourite story, but in the top 20 for sure.

  58. The Fourth of July is going to be mega.
    The deplorables will all come out.
    After a show of Nationalism(strong horse),
    the normies will finally see the future.
    #DontCallitaComeback, I been here for years,
    Yeayaaaa
    H/t LLCoolJ
    #Trump2020

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    And stingers and killer octopi and noahs, nota.

  60. Bruce of Newcastle

    Or maybe the Star bas been enclosed in a Dyson Sphere…

    Pretty quick work if so. Certainly not using Australian Submarine Corporation.

    The really interesting one is if it collapsed into a quark star. Rare intermediate between degenerate matter white dwarves like this one was and black holes.

  61. Arnost

    Probably just something mundane like a giant mutant star goat…

  62. notafan

    Not really.

    Just because people don’t agree with your proposal

    because your proposed change is stupid and pointless doesn’t mean they should shut up.

  63. notafan

    Exactly KD

    I was trying not to put the boots in.

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    Also, lightning. Forked, everything-turns-blue-and-you-hear-a-buzzing-sound-before-it-smacks-you lightning. And lots of it.

  65. Bundyrum

    MV, what I mean is the Australian voter is as thick as pigshit.
    Watch here in Queensland in October, the liars will most likely get voted in again.

  66. Knuckle Dragger

    I don’t think we have stonefish.

    The salties also swim in the ocean as well as creeks, lagoons, culverts, swamps and the open drains.

  67. Wow – Trump in barely @2.88(-5%)… Betfair
    But big $$ going on.
    Market liquidity/momentum?
    This is as good as the odds will get for the god Emperor.
    Near 3/1 not bad though!
    Put $10k of your super on him, and then a nice holiday and some tasteful car mods. And invest the $10k yourself.
    🤙

  68. egg_

    Chunk journo is a “homebody” and OK with lockdowns.

    Looks like he’s Robinson Crusoe on the panel.
    If they told him they’d weld his door shut and he had to eat his family, he’d probably comply.

  69. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bundyrum
    #3501873, posted on July 2, 2020 at 6:15 pm
    MV, what I mean is the Australian voter is as thick as pigshit.
    Watch here in Queensland in October, the liars will most likely get voted in again.”

    Well yes…but have you seen Freckleface? Who would vote for her? She and the LNP in QLD are a joke.

  70. Zion Lights?!

    Lol.
    Hair above the chin, subversion from within.
    H/t RvF

  71. MemoryFault

    And stingers and killer octopi and noahs, nota.

    What are you complaining about?
    Together with the crocs and sharks, think of it as Nature’s Own obstacle course.
    The perfect infantry training environment!

    (Did we mention the belligerent barracuda? They can be nasty).

  72. Delta A

    Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

    I loved Darwin.

    So much WW2 history.

    Loved the military park along the harbour, the oil tunnels, the museum – with its eerie Tracy exhibit – lunch at the wharf. It was warm enough for us southerners when we visited in September. I doubt that I’d handle the ‘build up’.

    Loved the Mindl Market . Loved the people. They were, without exception, friendly and helpful.

    I hope to return, preferably in the wet.

  73. Zyconoclast

    We are probably obliged to take the Hong Kongers after the big military spend aimed at China announced yesterday.

    ???

  74. Natural Instinct

    The lnp candidate for EM is a fucking raving loon about renewables; even Kenny can’t believe the idiot. FMD. She lives in an off-grid house, supports Paris and is anti-coal. Fuck.

    .
    ALP has been TV advertising for a month promoting candidate by name and roles.
    LNP very late to party and gone negative. Do not even know their candidates name or history.
    .
    LNP to lose if I was a betting man/woman/thing.

  75. egg_

    Teh Dumb:
    Lockdowns are harder on Qwerties ’cause they’re “randoms”, not genetic.

  76. egg_

    sTan Grant hosting Teh Dumb, a proud County Cork man.

  77. Rockdoctor

    Bundy, ALP will be returned. Pure conjecture on my part but observations. Deb could have fell on her sword a while back when polls showed her as premier aint happening. She dug in despite the obvious.

    A few weeks ago the rumblings came to the surface in the party. She pulled the poor me misogyny card. Crisifulli or Mander don’t have the numbers to bring to a head. Now Hutchinson as State President is backpedaling. They all know there’s no point so close to an election & with the Chinese virus thing going on.

    Anna will win in October and Deb will be shown the door but with the chance to save face first. Best hope for the LNP is in 2024.

  78. Zyconoclast

    All men should be named Reg, Fred, Wal, Bert or Stan;

    Bruce

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    Speaking of denizens of the deeps, here’s a fine little story from just off Lake Macquarie coast today.

    Fishermen rescue struggling whale

    Humpback kiddie seemed to understand what the guys were trying to do. I hope they don’t get fined by a Karen for breaking the law.

  80. notafan

    White people from the UK who profited from slavery.

    That’s who the typical Anglo Australian is?

    These people are so ridiculous.

    Not everyone is an the Honorable Bunny Featherstone -Haigh-Harrington, younger brother of the Earl of Little Stuffingdown descendent.

    One minute we are convict scum, the next we are choking on silver teaspoons.

    Irish famine, highland clearances, coal miners and mill workers, no no we all owe, and we owe people who are 80 to 95% Irish famine, highland clearances, coal miners and mill workers.

    Naff right off.

  81. Tom

    Economics for really dumb dummies
    JESSICA IRVINE, Pravda on Yarra/ShakeMyHamas

    In these days of rampant acronym proliferation – from LOL to WFH* – one three-letter acronym keeps rising to the fore: MMT, or Modern Monetary Theory.

    The set of economic ideas has been around for a while but has risen to prominence recently through the work of American economist and adviser to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, Stephanie Kelton, whose book The Deficit Myth was released in June.

    But it is an Australian economist, Bill Mitchell, from the University of Newcastle, who is credited with coining the term.

    A word of warning: a trip down the lane of MMT involves countenancing some truly mind-bending and somewhat pointy-headed concepts.

    Ultimately, it’s a trip into the very heart of what money really is and the role of government in society. So, strap in and don’t say you weren’t warned.

    What is MMT? Why does such an obscure economic theory keep cropping up? Why do some people think it offers a solution to our current economic woes of rising joblessness and spiralling government debt? And, crucially, does it?

    * Laugh out loud, working from home

    What is money, anyway?
    According to MMT proponents, governments create “money”. Thanks to their mastery over the money supply, governments could – if they chose – create enough money to eradicate the scourge of joblessness immediately.

    It is certainly true that governments print currency – the rectangular plastic sheets and circular gold coins that you and I exchange at cafes and stores.

    For a long time, economists thought such currencies – backed by the power of a scarce commodity such as gold or silver – held the key to the value of money in the economy. Fierce debates raged in economic circles throughout the 20th century about the correct design of a global system for money.

    But MMT proponents reject the idea of money as a scarce commodity. Money – and the value it holds – is a construct of governments. They call this “fiat money”.

    Because governments control the money supply, any debts issued in their currency never have to be repaid.

    Do you still have to pay taxes under MMT?
    According to mainstream economics, governments must match their spending by raising tax revenue, and borrow the rest. Because there is a limited supply of loanable funds in the world, when governments borrow, they “crowd out” private borrowers and ultimately push up interest rates.

    But according to MMT, government creates new money every time it spends. There is no need for government to borrow offsetting funds through the process of issuing bonds (essentially, borrowing).

    But you still have to pay taxes under MMT. Although in MMT governments are not constrained by a need to raise sufficient tax revenue to offset spending, taxes still definitely exist. Why? To both encourage citizens to conduct their exchanges in the currency denominations of their government so that they can pay their tax bills (and not use an alternative such as bitcoin or foreign government currencies) and to control inflation (which is where prices go up, eroding the value of wages) by sapping the purchasing power of citizens, as needed.

    What about hyper inflation?
    Critics of MMT accuse proponents of giving no thought to inflation, and the potential for unlimited money supply to create the sort of hyperinflation that brought Germany’s interwar Weimar Republic undone.

    In reality, MMT proponents worry about inflation too. Just not as much.

    Should inflation arise, MMT proponents say governments should step in to reduce the purchasing power of consumers by increasing taxes.

    Additionally, governments could curb inflationary pressures by imposing caps on private lending. Sounds weird, until you remember that’s exactly what our prudential regulator did during the last housing boom.

    What is quantitative easing? What is helicopter money?
    Add to shortlist
    What is the role of a central bank in MMT?
    Not much. Ironically, although MMT has “monetary” in the title, proponents actually have little appetite for what is conventionally known as “monetary policy” – the setting of official interest rates. In the MMT world, official cash rates should just be set to 0 per cent and governments should, under the advice of Treasury departments, take sole responsibility for managing demand in the economy with “fiscal policy” – government tax and spend decisions.

    Such an idea goes against decades of policy orthodoxy, in which governments have delegated power for smoothing fluctuations in the business cycle to an independent central bank.

    Why is MMT getting so much attention now?
    Perhaps because the world MMT proponents prescribe increasingly resembles the one that exists today.

    Globally, interest rates are at, or close to, zero. Central banks have, to a large extent, run out of ammunition to boost economies, bringing the role of fiscal policy to the fore.

    Furthermore, central banks are now in the business of creating money, by buying government bonds. Cut out the middle man, MMT proponents say, and just get governments to expand the money supply by spending.

    More recently, as governments have sought to ward off mass joblessness arising from coronavirus shutdowns with job subsidies, they have also come close to implementing another of the MMT policy prescriptions: that of a universal jobs guarantee.

    What is an MMT job guarantee?
    MMT proponents think that every adult citizen should, as a birthright, be guaranteed a job, albeit at a minimum wage.

    Full employment is both the aim of the game and a moral imperative for MMT advocates. According to them, joblessness is evidence that a currency monopolist – the state – is deliberately restricting the supply of money, to the detriment of its citizens.

    So what would a jobs guarantee look like? That is less than clear. Interestingly, most MMT proponents see their jobs guarantee as a tool for keeping a lid on wages, not for empowering workers. One of the ways that inflation is controlled in an MMT world is by pegging many workers to a relatively lowly paid, albeit guaranteed, job.

    What jobs would workers do under a jobs guarantee? That is also unclear. Most MMT supporters think that, unlike the concept of a universal basic income, a jobs guarantee should provide people with active work. Some left-wing critics of MMT have noted that this concept almost resembles a “work for the dole” style of welfare.

    What are the limits of MMT?
    So, do governments really exclusively control the money supply? And do they really possess the power to tax citizens in an unlimited way?

    No, MMT critics say.

    In theory, there would be a point at which citizens might reject the coercive power of taxation by revolting or, at the very least, voting out a government that demanded such coercive control.

    And while economies have evolved a long way from the days of simple barter and exchange, the option of black markets is still open to private citizens. Indeed, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin demonstrate the ability of citizens to develop alternative systems of exchange.

    Indeed, if a populace lost faith in its government’s ability to control the money supply, citizens would still have it in their means to go about their business – albeit in a limited way – by bartering and exchanges in kind.

    The root impulse of capitalism is the desire of people to trade with one another. Money sits at the heart of that system of exchange. And at the heart of money is trust.

    How much trust could there be in a system where policy makers, and ultimately politicians, hold the power to create unlimited money? Not much, critics say.

    And then there’s the question of whether governments granted a blank cheque would spend it in ways that actually reduced unemployment and improved the lives of citizens, as promised.

    Just as it is possible to overestimate the ability of free markets to deliver good outcomes, it is also possible to overestimate the omnipotence of public servants to make good decisions. History provides examples of both.

    So, is MMT the answer?
    Most economists think not. MMT certainly challenges the idea that governments must flip the switch to austerity after unleashing fiscal stimulus.

    But, just as critics of MMT oversimplify it into a straw man, so to do MMT advocates appear to underestimate how much of their objectives could also be achieved within the mainstream framework.

    Governments of both stripes have chosen to unleash massive fiscal stimulus packages during both the GFC and coronavirus to help manage the economy.

    It is now commonplace under mainstream economics that governments should intervene to support private demand when it fails and to invest in assets that will increase the productivity capacity of the economy overtime.

    In reality, much of the desires of MMT proponents – for less joblessness and an expanded role for fiscal policy in economic management – can be achieved and are being pursued by governments within mainstream economic frameworks.

    The only real and present danger would be if policymakers or politicians came to believe that such policies, such as fiscal stimulus and job support, were incompatible with the orthodoxy and dismissed them.

    But there is little evidence of that, yet.

  82. Cassie of Sydney

    “Anna will win in October and Deb will be shown the door but with the chance to save face first. Best hope for the LNP is in 2024.”

    I’m beginning to think that QLD and Victoria, largely thanks to Liberal (in Vic) and LNP (in QLD) incompetence, that they will forever be Labor states. At least in QLD they have Katter and PHON to vote for.

  83. Delta A

    One minute we are convict scum, the next we are choking on silver teaspoons.

    Great comment,notafan.

  84. egg_

    Zoe Daniel departs the ABC

    She’ll no doubt get a job teaching Trump Derangement 101 to J-school undergrads, along with Emma Alberscreechy,

    Sheilas in short blokey hairdos getting the prod?
    Priceless.

  85. miltonf

    It’s ten years ago now but the LNP won in Victoria and then muffed it. Of course I imagine the entire public ‘service’ would have been against anything they might have tried to change. I’ve heard a bit about Mathew Guy and land rezoning which seems pretty odious.

  86. miltonf

    Tim Smith seems to the main Vicco Liberal who is holding the Chairman to account.

  87. stackja

    Father of CHOP shooting victim speaks out in emotional ‘Hannity’ interview: ‘All I know is my son is dead’

    Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr., the father of a 19-year-old black man who was shot and killed last month inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) publically pleaded for answers on “Hannity” Wednesday night, saying police and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had failed to reach out to him since his son’s death.

    “They need to come talk to me and somebody needs to come tell me something, because I still don’t know nothing,” an emotional Anderson told host Sean Hannity. “Somebody needs to come to my house and knock on my door and tell me something. I don’t know nothing. All I know is my son got killed up there.
    “They say, ‘He’s just a 19-year-old.'” No, that’s Horace Lorenzo Anderson [Jr.]. That’s my son, and I loved him.”

  88. miltonf

    Pisses me off no end people here abusing the electorate- close to a third now aren’t even voting for establishment parties.

  89. kaysee

    Good essay on the Heydon scandal with the emphasis on how wrong the HC and especially the CJ were in this expose:

    That is a well-written article summarising this case.

    This raises serious questions about the fairness and integrity of the process, but no one can publicly say so because the profession has been silenced.

    If the legal and justice system is being silenced, and the writer of the article is afraid to provide his/her name, this is a major problem.

  90. stackja

    Jeff offered Victoria a change. Voters preferred ALP.

  91. Bruce of Newcastle

    LNP to lose if I was a betting man/woman/thing.

    Yep. Barilaro told Nat voters today to preference the swill over the Libs.

    Barilaro plot to sabotage Liberal vote (Paywallian today)

    NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro and his supporters are deliberately undermining the Morrison government’s bid to reclaim the prized marginal seat of Eden-Monaro by asking voters to preference Labor before Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs.

    I think I disgree with Cohenite about Ms Kotvojs though. She sounds not too bad on climate crud, and says““solar activity” is the primary driver of climate change”.

  92. kaysee

    Thanks, dover. I tried copying the links, but they came up with the same errors.

  93. Incoherent Rambler:

    Oh dear! Mercy me!
    The numbers make it clear that it is time for panic and drastic action!

    When in danger,
    When in doubt,
    Run in circles,
    Scream and shout!

  94. Cassie of Sydney

    “miltonf
    #3501897, posted on July 2, 2020 at 6:38 pm
    It’s ten years ago now but the LNP won in Victoria and then muffed it. Of course I imagine the entire public ‘service’ would have been against anything they might have tried to change. I’ve heard a bit about Mathew Guy and land rezoning which seems pretty odious.”

    Victoria got Sleepy Ted Baillieu in 2010….who did nothing and then handed over to Napthine…and it was too late.

  95. egg_

    the earliest version of the virus that spread in Wuhan is not genetically identical to the iteration that went on to conquer Europe and the US.

    Our strain is said to be the earlier Wuhan strain, but with International travel, surely both strains are at large in society?

  96. miltonf

    Jeff offered Victoria a change. Voters preferred ALP.

    Who? Jeff Kennett? Elected in 1992, reelected 199? and lost in 1999. Unfortunately got a bit too arrogant I think.

  97. Jesus Christ man. Please let me gather my composure.

    Jess Irvine, MMT.

    Poisonous stupidity and stupidiously poisonous.

  98. Rockdoctor

    Tim Smith seems to the main Vicco Liberal who is holding the Chairman to account.

    Chrisifulli is starting to do same in Queensland. He is ambitious and I reckon will have tilt at the leadership from the ashes in October.

    I have noticed Tim Smith and hope he goes a long way, my relatives still in Victoria are despaired even at the Nationals as they are country.

    At least here in NSW Latho gives both barrels regularly. We just need more of them and alternative media means they can get their message out.

  99. Nick

    The new HK sedition law

    “This Law shall apply to offences under this Law committed against the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from outside the Region by a person who is not a permanent resident of the Region.”

    Turds.

  100. notafan

    Thanks Delta

    Journalists.

    There’s no such thing any more.

    Its just stream of consciousness nonsense.

  101. Zyconoclast

    Who? Jeff Kennett? Elected in 1992, reelected 199? and lost in 1999. Unfortunately got a bit too arrogant I think.

    Same thing was said about Campbell Newman.

    Let’s face it the Vics and Qld like there lefties properly labelled.
    Why vote for lefties that are incorrectly labelled?

  102. miltonf

    We have Arvi here in Victoria- a bit more in-your-face than Latho but there are similarities.

  103. DrBeauGan

    All men should be named Reg, Fred, Wal, Bert or Stan; all women Trish, Marg, Sue, Betty or Joan.

    Nonsense. All men should be called Bruce, all women Sheila.

  104. mh

    I thought Campbell Newman was pretty good.

    Cutting the size of state government ✅

  105. Top Ender

    We do have stonefish, Knuckles.

    Go for a wade across Rapid Creek in about 40cm of water and you’ll find some if you’re unlucky.

    Mate of mine was stung in Darwin Harbour and it nearly killed him.

  106. Cassie of Sydney

    “miltonf
    #3501917, posted on July 2, 2020 at 7:01 pm
    We have Arvi here in Victoria- a bit more in-your-face than Latho but there are similarities.”

    Love Avi…he perseveres and persists despite various organisations and elites trying to silence him.

  107. Rockdoctor

    IMO Newman was hexed from the go because he dared to snatch the election from the anointed Anna. His record was quite moderate compared to Jeff.

  108. Cassie of Sydney

    “mh
    #3501920, posted on July 2, 2020 at 7:05 pm
    I thought Campbell Newman was pretty good.

    Cutting the size of state government ✅”

    Campbell was subjected to an Australian type of TDS….in this case it was Newman derangement syndrome. The media et al went all out to get him and too many Queenslanders fell for it.

  109. Mark A

    miltonf
    #3501897, posted on July 2, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    It’s ten years ago now but the LNP won in Victoria and then muffed it.

    If Kenneth hadn’t been such an overconfident asshole VIC would still be regal blue, proper Lib. state.

    Would have been no need for Ted B or the rest of the losers, as a matter of fact we might have had better Lib politicians joining the party.

    As it is now a permanent opposition party, only self-seeking, no-hoper shysters join the ranks, or so it seems.

  110. kaysee

    I posted a list of alternative websites and platforms, but it has disappeared into cyberspace.
    Too many URLs …….

  111. Cohenite:

    Trump has so much ammunition to attack the demorats. If only he had some media outlets onside, apart from some of Fox.

    A large majority of these “Indian Nations” have a monopoly granted by the Federal Government – to run gambling casinos on their ancestral lands.
    Perhaps if this monopoly were to be rescinded…?

  112. miltonf

    Yes he’s one hell of a guy. I would like to join his gym but it’s a bit far from me.

  113. miltonf

    If Kenneth hadn’t been such an overconfident asshole VIC would still be regal blue, proper Lib. state.

    Yep. Talked about running his dog in a safe seat. He could have been the new Bolte.

  114. Knuckle Dragger

    Ah. Righto – appreciated, TE. 0/10 I would walk across Rapid Creek in any circumstances.

    The box set of death by nature!

  115. 132andBush

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3501849, posted on July 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    ‘I wouldn’t ecommend Darwin as a site for anything much, other than a crematorium.’

    Darwin is hot in the Dry season, hot and wet in the Wet (a normal season of two metre rainfall). Midges and sandflies. Gamba grass that burns like a Molotov. Every tree or bush stings, bites or eats you.

    Mulga snakes, eastern brown and taipans. Cane toads, wolf spiders, millions of bats and rats. Dingoes and feral cats and pigs.

    Outside Darwin – the same, plus death adders and scorpions.

    Naturally, this is an ideal place for infantry.

    It may be bad but at least it’s not Toowoomba.

  116. calli

    Unfortunately got a bit too arrogant I think.

    Oh yes. Arrogance. The unforgivable sin.

    Forget competence, that’s soooo boring. And brutal honesty. Pffffft!

    If the press sniffs out an atom of *horror* arrogance in a Conservative, it’s curtains. Naturally, arrogant Lefties are immune.

  117. kaysee

    Nonsense. All men should be called Bruce, all women Sheila.

    All you need is a numbering system to follow.

  118. 132andBush

    Re the EM LNP candidate.

    Head tilt of approx 5 degrees…

    …to the left.

  119. Cassie of Sydney

    “Naturally, arrogant Lefties are immune.”

    Always….they are always exempt.

  120. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It may be bad but at least it’s not Toowoomba.’

    Goddamn right, Bush.

    No ring roads.

  121. calli

    Is it only me who likes overconfident assholes? Small government ones?

    Let’s face it, we’re always going to get assholes. Why is it just the Conservative ones that are so obnoxious?

    No wonder they all roll over and want a tummy tickle. That’s how they’ve been trained. And we’ve trained them.

  122. miltonf

    If the press sniffs out an atom of *horror* arrogance in a Conservative, it’s curtains. Naturally, arrogant Lefties are immune

    Yes I take your point. And the Aged made it their project to make him lose. But when the media are out to get you which is always, don’t give them stuff to beat you over the head with.

  123. notafan

    Arvi

    Kenneth

    Expecting strongly worded letters of complaint about these appalling racist spelling errors.

  124. mh

    There was a lot of stupidity amongst the Qld public during Campbell Newman’s reign as Premier.

    Men with motorbikes who have never broken a law in their life pretending that Newman’s brown shirts were about to throw them in jail.

    Alan Jones campaigning his hardest against Newman because the Premier thought mining jobs were a good idea.

    Clive Palmer hellbent on revenge because Newman told Palmer to submit the correct paperwork if he wanted to put up a Gold Coast size theme park at Coolum Beach on the Sunny Coast.

  125. miltonf

    Avi (see I got it right this time) sold his gym in 2016 apparently.

  126. 1735099

    I thought Newman was pretty good.

    I doubt that the diggers who served under him would agree.
    They nicknamed him “Noddy”.
    He had a lot of trouble with punctures on an outback exercise.
    And he tried to shift the Labor Day holiday.
    Queenslanders told him to get stuffed.

  127. miltonf

    Alan Jones campaigning his hardest against Newman because the Premier thought mining jobs were a good idea.

    Certainly wasn’t Jones’s finest hour.

  128. Rockdoctor

    Clive Palmer hellbent on revenge because Newman told Palmer to submit the correct paperwork if he wanted to put up a Gold Coast size theme park at Coolum Beach on the Sunny Coast.

    Word is too in the ‘ville that Clive thought he could just rid his Yabulu refinery of those pesky tailings into Halifax Bay. Campbell rightly said no way.

  129. They nicknamed him “Noddy”.

    Probably deadshits and malingerers who got bounced.

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    Breaking news.

    I’ve just been informed that Channel 10 at some point today ran a segment within some of its dross about Darwin being renamed.

    If this is actually a thing, I think we should rename this place after one of this nation’s foremost indig leaders.

    Rodney Rude.

  131. Geriatric Mayfly

    Outside Darwin – the same, plus death adders and scorpions.

    Recall camping in King’s Canyon, in the days before it even won a place on a map, and at night platoons of tawny coloured scorpions would be scuttling hither and thither. (The women in out party took to their tents and improvised lockdown) We were later told, they are rather benign when compared with the black bastards which deliver a serious dose of incapacitation.

  132. stackja

    miltonf
    #3501909, posted on July 2, 2020 at 6:47 pm
    Jeff offered Victoria a change. Voters preferred ALP.

    Who? Jeff Kennett? Elected in 1992, reelected 199? and lost in 1999. Unfortunately got a bit too arrogant I think.

    And Dan is not arrogant?

  133. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If this is actually a thing, I think we should rename this place after one of this nation’s foremost indig leaders.

    Rodney Rude.

    King Billy Cokebottle.

  134. Perhaps

    We should rename Alice Springs as *town where black women suffer domestic violence 80 times that of white women*.

    Black lives matter. 💯

  135. will

    ‘I wouldn’t ecommend Darwin as a site for anything much, other than a crematorium.’

    Darwin is hot in the Dry season, hot and wet in the Wet (a normal season of two metre rainfall). Midges and sandflies. Gamba grass that burns like a Molotov. Every tree or bush stings, bites or eats you.

    Mulga snakes, eastern brown and taipans. Cane toads, wolf spiders, millions of bats and rats. Dingoes and feral cats and pigs.

    Outside Darwin – the same, plus death adders and scorpions.

    Naturally, this is an ideal place for infantry.

    you forgot crocs, ex-Darwinite honey tells me that they can be seen wandering across the road during the day.

  136. dover_beach

    Kaysee, I PM’d them via Twitter. Hopefully they rectify the problem shortly.

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Total shitpit surrounded by rocks.’

    The eastern Macdonnells are actually pretty good though.

  138. miltonf

    And Dan is not arrogant?

    I never said he wasn’t. I’m speculating as to why Kennet lost in 1999.

  139. Farmer Gez

    Arnost
    #3501836, posted on July 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm
    Interesting…

    A star 100 times larger than than the sun disappears without explanation… (did it collapse into a black hole without going nova? Or is the nova abt to blow?). 75 million light years away so not a threat.

    Not a problem considering the event happened 75 million years ago.

  140. Mark A

    stackja
    #3501952, posted on July 2, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    miltonf
    #3501909, posted on July 2, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    And Dan is not arrogant?

    As it was pointed out above, arrogance is only tolerated if you are from the left.

    Kenneth thought he had enough of a margin, same as Newman, the electorate always punishing them for it thinking the same while overdoing it.
    I don’t think it was the voters’ intention to throw them out.

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘you forgot crocs, ex-Darwinite honey tells me that they can be seen wandering across the road during the day.’

    Not in the Dry, Will. In the buildup and the Wet, especially at night they’ll piss off from wherever they are and go looking for new bodies of water to kill shit in.

    On roads, besides roads, in paddocks, the lot. They wreck fences going through them, as you would if you were a prehistoric 800kg+ death machine.

  142. mh

    And he tried to shift the Labor Day holiday.

    Newman did shift it.
    May Day was gone and we got the new one in October.
    Then Anastacia put Labor Day back to May, and shifted the June Queens birthday holiday to October.
    Newman had it right as May Day public holiday come straight after Easter, and Anzac
    Day public holidays.

  143. stackja

    Joel Pollak: Democrats Want a Second American Revolution — a Socialist One

    ROBERT KRAYCHIK1 Jul 2020

    “We are staring down the barrel of a ‘Red November,’ and I don’t see how we recover from that politically if [Donald] Trump loses because Democrats have made it clear … they’re not interested in solving the problem they’ve identified with policing. They just want the issue, and that tells me they want to keep fomenting this sort of unrest.”

    They started defunding the police in various cities. They’ve abandoned policing in the Oakland [Unified] School District. They’re disbanding the police in Minneapolis. They are cutting a billion dollars from the New York City police budget, and even that’s not enough for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, so they’re going to dismantle institutions of law and order.

    “Finally, they are going to permanently alter the rules of the game. The proposal to make Washington, DC, at least partially a state — to make a 51st state — was passed by the House of Representatives, last week. They know it’s not going to pass the Senate under Republican control, but if Democrats win the White House, the Senate, and the House they will pass D.C. statehood.”

    Pollak noted that Democrat plans to grant statehood to Washington, DC, would amount to a de facto addition of two Democrat senators given the district’s partisan composition.

    “They will create a 51st state, which they can do under the Constitution, and that will mean a permanent additional two senators from the Democratic Party because D.C. is so heavily Democratic,” explained Pollak. “They will elect two senators from this tiny, tiny, state [which would] be smaller than most American cities [that] will create an almost permanent majority for Democrats in the Senate.”

    The future is not predetermined, maintained Pollak.

    “Essentially we’re in a situation where the country is going to sink if Democrats win,” Pollak said. “They’ve made their intentions absolutely clear. We’re facing a second American Revolution. It’s something that worries us constantly now on the right, and a lot of the anxiety you see comes from a productive place. People are anxious about finding solutions for this. There’s still time to turn it around.”

    “The degree of isolation that individuals feel right now comes out of a sense of being unable to communicate with one another through the media [and] through social media,” Pollak observed. “The search engines have changed. Google and others are quashing traffic, so we are engaged in a war where almost all of the weapons are on the other side and all we have are principals and reason.

  144. Roger

    As it was pointed out above, arrogance is only tolerated if you are from the left.

    Exhibit A:

    Daniel Andrews.

    Although if the vox pops from Brunswick yesterday are anything to go by…

  145. stackja

    Teen injured after shots fired at home with six kids inside
    Gunshots were fired at a home in Sydney’s west early this morning where six children were sleeping inside.

    Hannah Moore
    NCA NewsWire JULY 2, 2020 7:18AM

    Usual suspects?

  146. Cassie of Sydney

    “They nicknamed him “Noddy”.”

    The bin chicken is remembering what he was nicknamed in Vietnam.

  147. Frank

    Is it only me who likes overconfident assholes?

    Might just be you, Rudd & Trumble never lacked for confidence, just competence. And likability. It’s almost as if competence works against it since it illuminates all the things that can go wrong before you commit.

  148. miltonf

    So is Baralarlo trying be a spoiler in Eden-Monaro?

  149. kaysee

    dover, from the parts that you posted, the articles seemed interesting. Thanks for following up on it. I’ll check it later.

  150. Herodotus

    Nundle – outside Tamworth preparing to resist the latest 80 turbine wind farm development.
    54 Turbines going in between Hume Motorway and Collector NSW.
    When will our government do something to stop this madness?

  151. miltonf

    The establishment is not only allowing it to happen, it is causing it to happen.

  152. miltonf

    It forces us to pay for it.

  153. kaysee

    “Ireland’s Shame”: 6666 babies are killed by abortion in first year

    6666 babies had their lives ended by abortion in the first year of the abortion legislation introduced for 2019 by Simon Harris, new figures released today show. Pro-life advocates said the numbers were “horrific” and showed a huge increase in the number of abortions taking place on Irish women.

  154. Struth:

    The Hong Kong people aren’t being murdered because of their race, but would be let in before white South Africans?

    Yeah.
    We’ve noticed the discrepancy, Mr Morrison. Is it race based?

  155. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The bin chicken is remembering what he was nicknamed in Vietnam.’

    Are you sure he went there?

    He’s never mentioned it.

  156. Roger

    When will our government do something to stop this madness?

    Don’t hold your breathe waiting for them, Herodotus.

    The NSW Liberal govt is currently reaping $billions in federal (Liberal) govt subsidies in pursuit of their 2030 emissions reductions goals.

    The Liberals are worse than Labor in this regard: the latter are at least honest in their intentions, whereas the Liberals make declarations about RET reductions whilst continuing to subsidise state governments’ ruinables programs, which is where the action really is.

  157. Tim Neilson

    Kenneth thought he had enough of a margin, same as Newman, the electorate always punishing them for it thinking the same while overdoing it.
    I don’t think it was the voters’ intention to throw them out.

    I think that’s true of Kennett.
    If 10 more voters in Geelong had voted Liberal instead of Labor he would have hung on.

  158. kaysee

    What are you going to do when the mob comes for you?

    Eventually, the leftist mob always turns on its own. You’re been warned.
     
    To all the wealthy, liberal elites who are cheering on the protests and riots, a word of warning is in order. The same holds true for the conservative Christians who are lining up to show their support for the BLM movement. To each of you I say: Do not be deceived. The cancel culture will soon be coming for you.

    And the final paragraph:

    I find it even more disturbing when Christian leaders across the nation fall over each other in their zeal to prove their wokeness. They fail to realize that some of the very people they are trying to impress are the same ones who will turn on them in an instant the moment they take a strong stand for biblical values.
     
    To repeat: You have been forewarned.

  159. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Are you sure he went there?

    He’s never mentioned it.

    Really? Which side was he on?

  160. pete m

    Apart from the usual suspects hating on the LNP in Qld, Campbell did not help by:

    – appointing a dopehead as A-G who promptly passed draconian bikie laws ruled unconstitutional and went too far – could have been good but went too hard – and appointed a CJ against all good advice who was barely able to handle a lower level judge role.

    – sacking too many public servants then re-hiring many as consultants – could have sacked half then used natural attrition.

    – Asset sell off – again too hard too soon – if he went a little lighter would likely have still won.

    Yeah the move towards Greens and dumbness is big here – our schools and unis are pumping out good little socialists.

  161. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3501983, posted on July 2, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Are you sure he went there?

    He’s never mentioned it.

    Really? Which side was he on?

    I keep missing all the good bits here.
    Must disable my scroll wheel.

  162. Geriatric Mayfly

    We do have stonefish, Knuckles.

    The ill fated Bogle-Chandler tryst was mentioned here recently. I recall, it was either stone fish or cone shell venom which was under the spotlight at one stage.

  163. miltonf

    Asset sell offs are not a great idea. Bolte and Bjelke-Petersen never saw the need to do it.

  164. Cassie of Sydney

    “Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3501983, posted on July 2, 2020 at 8:02 pm
    Are you sure he went there?

    He’s never mentioned it.

    Really? Which side was he on?”

    Not the South.

  165. Steve trickler

    A composer from Two Steps From Hell. MV, suss it out.

    Thomas Bergersen – L’Appel Du Vide (from Humanity Chapter I)



  166. Mark A

    miltonf
    #3501987, posted on July 2, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Asset sell offs are not a great idea. Bolte and Bjelke-Petersen never saw the need to do it.

    Bolte didn’t follow Cain-Kirner. Remember them?
    Big difference.

  167. miltonf

    Just saw a picture of Pelosi and Schumer on the Brietbart home page. Truly evil and more evil than I ever imagined was possible.

  168. Eyrie:

    The Nine Million Names of God ???

    …overhead, the stars were going out.

  169. miltonf

    Bolte didn’t follow Cain-Kirner. Remember them?

    Yes I do. OK so Kennet fixed the finances ready for St Steve to spend up bigly.

  170. Neil

    Asset sell offs are not a great idea. Bolte and Bjelke-Petersen never saw the need to do it.

    Perhaps because State govt debt was low.

    Howard/Costello wanted to get our AAA credit rating back we lost under hawke/Keating in the late 1980’s. How would you have got our AAA rating back we lost under Labor in the 1980’s? The only way to get back a lost credit rating is to reduce govt debt

  171. Arnost:

    Or maybe the Star bas been enclosed in a Dyson Sphere…
    And may Freeman RIP – he only died 28 Feb!

    It should be visible in infra red, then Arnost.

  172. miltonf

    Cut taxes. Laffer curve.

  173. Bruce of Newcastle

    So is Baralarlo trying be a spoiler in Eden-Monaro?

    I suspect the Nats got monstered by the Lib head office weenies, since Barilaro was unceremoniously ousted from the candidacy, then Andrew Constance was kicked into the far horizon at lightspeed with alacrity, leaving Ms Kotvojs the last woman standing. Got to be a reason why Constance was monstered like that. So I suspect Mr Barilaro has said ‘right Lib Photios type weenies, you play games, we play games’.

  174. miltonf

    OK interesting Bruce.

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    In But We’re Trying Really Hard Here news:

    ‘Victoria’s bungled hotel quarantine debacle has deepened with a man who tested positive to coronavirus a few days into his quarantine in Melbourne allowed to travel to Sydney ten days later, despite potentially still showing symptoms.

    ‘The man is believed to have tested positive three or four days into his mandatory 14 day hotel isolation.
    He was then allowed to leave just 10 days after testing positive, without a second test to confirm he was negative.’

    ‘It follows a security guard breaking a gag order to reveal he received only five minutes of training before being tasked to one of Melbourne’s quarantine hotels. “And that was the PPE and everything, the box and dice and then we were sent up to your level,” he told the Today show this morning.’

    Great job Danxi.

  176. rickw

    Escape from China, dude seems pretty rattled:

  177. Zyconoclast

    kaysee
    #3501977, posted on July 2, 2020 at 7:52 pm
    “Ireland’s Shame”: 6666 babies are killed by abortion in first year

    It’s ok.
    The Ireland 2040 plan will more than make up for this number.
    A 1 million population increase By 2040

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    So. Andrews hasn’t been sacked, or shot.

    Sutton, Dr ‘Best to panic buys for 14 days’ worth of stuff before the others beat you to it’ hasn’t been sacked.
    Van Diemen, this country’s only sooky emo Deputy CMO and Social Media Influencer hasn’t been sacked.
    The health infrastructure guys haven’t been sacked and the airport screeners haven’t been sacked. The Corrections punters haven’t been sacked but only because they’ve been told to take over from Halal ibn GoatCheese Blokes-Only Security in the hotels.

    Brad Hazzard in NSW hasn’t been sacked. The weepy health chicks trying to fool Walker SC with girly tears during the Rubella Princess haven’t been sacked. Jeanette Young in QLD hasn’t been sacked for closing the state’s schools to teach people a lesson.

    Questions that have been asked before: Who, exactly, is responsible and accountable for this execrable state of affairs, and if this virus/disease/pathogen is so serious, why haven’t they been forcibly removed and ostracised?

  179. miltonf

    KD it’s another example of the establishment giving joe public the finger. It also shows how similar the jurisdictions are in NSW, Vicco and Qld. The branding is irrelevant.

  180. cohenite

    Borderline RINO knocked off despite Trump endorsement by a young gun-toting conservative lady; and just have a gander at her; drop dead gorgeous with a 9mm on her hips.

  181. Knuckle Dragger

    I never thought I’d see the day when I compared Christine Nixon favourably to anyone, but we live in interesting times.

    At least Maximum Chips* Nixon, when fronted post-2009’s Black Saturday came straight out and said ‘I’m attempting to look like a 1:1 scale Earth Ball, and was scarfing the rest of the bacon grease.^’

    I can’t even remember the incompetent tart’s name Walker had the temerity to ask questions of. All she did was burst into tears and say ‘but we tried so hard.’

    Pissweak. Fuck off.

    *h/t LL, who for some reason is STILL cruising the Bight looking for George V whiting.
    ^Paraphrased. Probably.

  182. miltonf

    Sure beats looking at the Pelosi cadaver Cohenite!

  183. Makka

    When will our government do something to stop this madness?

    When they discard Photios. Not before. His family ties with the RE industry are the $ priority.

  184. Arnost

    It should be visible in infra red, then Arnost.

    If a civilisation needs to fully enclose a sun 100x bigger than ours… would they be so inefficient and let any energy escape?

  185. Knuckle Dragger

    Hey. HEY!

    I can say ball! I couldn’t before when some people could, but now I can!

    ball ball balls bally ball ball ball ballerina verballed cannonball snowball eightball highball.

    Sigh. Dopamine hit.

  186. Zyconoclast

    Humza Yousaf Scotland’s Minister for Justice complains that there are too many white people in Scotland.

    1 minute video

  187. Arnost

    Borderline RINO knocked off despite Trump endorsement

    There was a noticeable number of Trump endorsed candidates being primaried. I think this is (or hoping is) the paradigm shift that may help clean out the Deep State deadwood.

  188. Makka

    Boebert is a 32-year-old gun-rights activist, the owner of the Garfield County Shooters Grill.

    And a business owner. Moe of this please.

  189. kaysee

    (Second attempt.)
     
    The dilemma 😺
     
    One
     
    Two

  190. Cassie of Sydney

    “So I suspect Mr Barilaro has said ‘right Lib Photios type weenies, you play games, we play games’.”

    Yes….I’ve been thinking the same too.

  191. rickw

    COVID-19 test kits delivered by government today.

    I wonder if the dog has COVID-19? Let’s find out!

  192. Jeez there is some trash articles in my Google News feed.

    Animal Crossing New Horizons helps gay express themselves…by supporting BLM and “banning” TERFs.

    Animal Crossing New Horizons can be synced to a butt plug.

    The Bald Eagle is a fascist symbol, because of Trump.

    Confederates were Nazis.

    Republicans are raising money for Biden.

    By 2100, the UK will have 40 deg. C summers.

  193. Knuckle Dragger

    The world’s most liveable city (the Hun):

    ‘A wild brawl at Broadmeadows Central that left two men in hospital has been caught on camera.
    The dramatic fight outside Gloria Jean’s is believed to have been sparked by a man throwing a drink at another man just after 4pm Wednesday.

    ‘Chaos ensued as chairs and tables were flung and a man was pinned to the ground and beaten as innocent shoppers watched on in horror.’

    And, elsewhere:

    ‘A gunman is on the run after two tradies stumbled across him in a newly constructed townhouse in Broadmeadows early Wednesday morning. Police have cordoned off an area around Metelman Court and specialist officers are searching for the man.’

    Just hijinks, I’m sure. Probably kids or somesuch.

    Broady’s currently in lockdown, but for the wrong reason.

  194. miltonf

    Google is an abomination. TERF- wow never thought I’d be on the same side as lezos!

  195. NEWS.com.au: Jana Hocking reveals ‘sugar daddy’ slid into her DMs.

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/dating/jana-hocking-reveals-sugar-daddy-slid-into-her-dms/news-story/80dbebe5f3dd3be0ebbe7a8f7ca64cca

    I have never heard of this laydee but she seems fairly entitled. Her beef is in part that the old bloke outsmarted the rules on Bumble. That’s a Karening. *Dirty old man*? You’re on Bumble laydee. You’re DTF.

    She’s 35. The wall is undefeated.

    At 45 she’ll regret not trapping the old guy with crotch fruit.

  196. Ironically we can defend men’s rights by allying with the intersectional queers and and just saying we’re women.

    You know, like how Macho Man Randy Savage became such a strong woman, that she beat Strong Woman.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘trapping the old guy with crotch fruit.’

    Soooooooo stolen.

  198. Nick

    Works the other way KD ‘he’s just a bit of low hanging crotch fruit’

  199. Knuckle Dragger

    I actually read the article LS linked to.

    The owner of potential crotch fruit (and that’s all it would be, if an overripe paw paw lying on the shed roof for a fortnight still counts as fruit – look at the pics. Head’s not terrible but you’d throw rocks at the rest of it.

    Bloke messages her on FB, because he can’t on Bumble. Girls must make the first move, y’know. Empowering and stuff. Nothing nasty or explicit. The term ‘sugar daddy’ is mentioned. Not ‘I want to be your sugar daddy’, ‘Have you ever had a sugar daddy?’ Not terrible – and if you take into account the eternal ‘sponsor husband’ frenzy, pretty tame.

    So she tells him to get fucked, and THEN:

    ‘I decided to do some digging of my own.

    ‘So I typed his name into Google. I wanted to find out where he worked and who exactly he was. What I didn’t expect was to discover was that he was actually somewhat of a well-known identity.

    ‘His name brought up news headlines, and a job description that placed him in a fairly high seat of power. This was not any bored bloke, this was a man who had a public identity.

    ‘So ol’ fire fingers over here got back into his DMs and wrote “If you work (insert name of his work here) it’s really not wise to ask people to be your sugar daddy. Message me (or any girl) and I will report you to the police.”’

    Well done, C Grade random radio mole with terrible cans (despite your assertions in the article). You stalked a bloke asking you a simple question and doxed him to his entire workplace.

    Fucking entitled slag. Fuck off and take your shit tits with you.

  200. Mark A

    Been a bit lonely lately, but had three phone calls from strange women , which was nice , can anyone tell me if Amazon subscription renewal means something else?

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Captain Cook graffiti: Charmaine Morrison-Mills, Xiaoran Shi face court

    One of the two women who vandalised Hyde Park’s Captain Cook memorial has told of the threats of sexual and physical violence she has endured. It comes as she issued a letter of apology to the court and offered to pay for the damage.
    Joanna Panagopoulos, Central Sydney
    Subscriber only
    |
    July 2, 2020 5:14pm

    One of the two women involved in spraying “No pride in genocide” on the Hyde Park Captain Cook statue has issued an apology and revealed she has been subjected to threats of physical and sexual violence since the incident.

    Social worker Charmaine Morrison-Mills, 27, appeared before Downing Centre Court on Thursday where she pleaded guilty to possess graffiti implement with intent to contravene and wilfully damage or deface any protected place.

    The court heard she handed pal Xiaoran Shi a spray can and acted as a lookout as she defaced the statue.

    Ahead of her sentencing Ms Morrison-Mills wrote a letter of apology to the court in which she stated she thought “marking the public property to be an act of social justice” but now understood “this act is not social justice”.

    “(It) does not provide material change to communities … and does not in any way have an impact on improving people’s lives,” the Indigenous rights and refugee volunteer wrote to the court.

    The court was told she is still dealing with the effects of her 15 hours in police custody after her arrest.

    She has also endured threats of sexual and physical violence and her workplace has been targeted.

    Newsflash, Snowflake, Fifteen hours in tronk isn’t the fvcking Gulag Archipelago.

  202. Nick

    Like a nice juicy, hairy, Bowen mango. I’m lmao.

  203. Steve trickler

    Got a spare 13 mins? This bloke will take you places. 😎

    johanna, suss it out.



  204. Message me (or any girl) and I will report you to the police.”’

    What a fucking psychopath.

    He dodged a full clip of ammo.

  205. cohenite

    These fucking RINOs need replacing too:

    Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and James Lankford (R-OK) backed a proposal on Wednesday to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has sponsored a bipartisan bill that would make Juneteenth, a day that celebrates the end of slavery, a federal holiday. Cornyn’s bill has engendered some backlash from Republicans worried about the cost of adding another federal paid holiday.

  206. Kev

    I thought Newman was pretty good.

    I doubt that the diggers who served under him would agree.
    They nicknamed him “Noddy”

    No they didn’t. He picked up the nickname at RMC and it wasn’t for negative reasons.

    But never mind, just keep making shit up to suit your hatred against all things good in Australia.

  207. Nick

    Strange, a girl advertising for ‘an online financial arrangement’, usually a deluded behemoth, is just strident and exercising her femininity

  208. Knuckle Dragger

    Generally speaking, ladeeee Cats (I refuse to call them Kittehs, as some were wont to do) are exemplars of the chick species.

    At the other end of the spectrum, there’s Whatsername Doxer-Botox and this stupid, stupid woman:

    ‘she thought “marking the public property to be an act of social justice” but now understood “this act is not social justice”.’

    27 years old. Apparently, if you believe it, only now coming to that understanding.

    The same people, mind you, assert that 16 year olds are sufficiently trained to vote.

  209. BrettW

    MH,
    You beat me to it. Newman’s move made sense but early in Annas reign she made a point of undoing anything Newman had done. Union leaders pushed for it but it means too many holidays in the Easter/ ANZAC Day/ Labour day period.

    I know a high level Qld civil servant who had to lay off many of his staff. He said the better way would have been to do the cuts by natural attrition over three years rather than in one go.

    mh
    #3501964, posted on July 2, 2020 at 7:36 pm
    And he tried to shift the Labor Day holiday.

    Newman did shift it.
    May Day was gone and we got the new one in October.
    Then Anastacia put Labor Day back to May, and shifted the June Queens birthday holiday to October.
    Newman had it right as May Day public holiday come straight after Easter, and Anzac
    Day public holidays.

  210. dover_beach

    A Massachusetts City Decides to Recognize Polyamorous Relationships:

    SOMERVILLE, Mass. — At the tail end of a City Council meeting last week, so quickly and quietly that you could have easily missed it, a left-leaning Massachusetts city expanded its notion of family to include people who are polyamorous, or maintaining consenting relationships with multiple partners.

    Under its new domestic partnership ordinance, the city of Somerville now grants polyamorous groups the rights held by spouses in marriage

    Liberalism is relentless.

  211. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh my fucking God.

    ‘No they didn’t. He picked up the nickname at RMC and it wasn’t for negative reasons.’

    Brilliant. *thunderous applause*

    Hey! HEY! Liability Bob! Your latest falsehood just got lit up!

    Geez. If laughter keeps you out of the grave I’m going to live to 760.

  212. Progressivism.

    But, carry on otherwise.

  213. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I have never told a lie on this blog.’

    Yet:

    ‘I doubt that the diggers who served under him would agree.
    They nicknamed him “Noddy”’

    Old Yeller should be paying management for the terabytes used to store all his outright lies he thinks nobody else will identify.

  214. Makka

    Xiaoran Shi

    A chinese defacing Cook’s statue. Arguably the greatest navigator evah. And this fkg immigrant has a hide to mark his statue. We import and educate ethnic arseholes.

    https://newmatilda.com/author/xiaoran-shi/

  215. cohenite

    Fucking entitled slag. Fuck off and take your shit tits with you.

    Again, my point. Leftie women are gruesome; this tart thinks she’s a galloping gotcha. Her tits are crap and her face has that hardness that all leftie women faces have; in 5 years she’ll be able to open bottles with her cheeks.

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A.D.F. nicknames.

    “Jungles” – the officer was “wet, green and dense.” “Singlet” – the bastard was always on your back.

  217. Knuckle Dragger

    Sadly, the most applicable military nickname on this august journal is ‘Jack’.

  218. cohenite

    Roosters/Storm game proves RL at its best is the best game of all.

  219. Top Ender

    Re crocs in Darwin, we live near a series of lakes which occasionally get crocs in them, though as Knuckles said, it’s a Wet Season thing.

    Big warning signs get put up near whatever lake – makes a great pic standing next to it to send to rellies overseas.

    We also get visiting turtles – one got into the pool; they are the very devil to catch in a net.

    Had a fruit bat in the house – two metre wingspan.

    Also cane toads in the garden. Mrs TE has me put out the kitchen compost bin every night into the big one, so I do a patrol with the torch and Dettol spray. Personal best is eight in one night.

    I think I detailed on the Cat getting bitten by a snake in the garden one night – probably a children’s python. Fortunately the Dettol was to hand.

    At least we don’t get dingoes much. Helen down the track doubtless has a raft of stories.

  220. dover_beach

    Progressivism

    Liberalism has nothing to say against polyamorous ‘marriage’. Nothing at all. It is in fact all for it.

  221. MatrixTransform

    …anybody stupid enough to take more than one wife …

  222. Knuckle Dragger

    I think I’ve put a golf ball or two in those lakes TE.

    I think they still get a woofer or two every year. Hilarious when the owners go ‘But I didn’t think it would take MY dog.’

  223. dover_beach

    A three year old story that I missed but it is truly evil.

  224. Mater

    Sadly, the most applicable military nickname on this august journal is ‘Jack’.

    Supposedly, he has one short leg. Surely ‘Circles’ is workable?

  225. Zatara

    Confederates were Nazis.

    Well, they were Democrats…

  226. Fat Tony

    “Noddy” – I’m pretty sure that was the nickname for Llew Edwards, the Deputy-Premier of Queensland during Joh Bjelkie-Petersen’s time as Premier (early to mid 1970s)

  227. cohenite

    Some good news:

    Trump’s African American ‘silent minority’ could swing the election
    Matt Mayer The Spectator Australia 2 July 2020

    Donald Trump’s efforts to broaden his appeal to the African American community are bearing fruit. Rasmussen polling noted in early June that Trump’s approval rating among African Americans stood at 41 percent, far above the 8 percent of votes he received from that community in 2016. While approval ratings don’t necessarily translate to votes on Election Day, it mathematically would be very hard for Joe Biden to win in the key battleground states should Trump double his vote to 16 percent of African American voters.
    Trump’s opponents are convinced that his record as president and his response to the Black Lives Matter protests mean his popularity with black voters will go down. But the truth may well be the opposite.
    Barack Obama, despite being the first African American president, failed to deliver criminal justice reform — a top priority for black voters — after eight years. Trump got it done in two. Trump also increased funding for Historical Black Colleges and powered an economy that, before the pandemic, drove the unemployment rate for African Americans to an historical low.
    Equally important, Trump has sided with ‘law and order’ once the George Floyd protests turned into riots and statute tumbling — without giving succor to some of his more racially divisive supporters on the right. Democrats make a big and arguably racist mistake in thinking that black voters are allergic to the idea of law and order. According to Rasmussen, 67 percent of African Americans are most concerned about public safety where they live. Contrary to the spin from the Black Lives Matters leaders, African Americans know by experience that the police aren’t the cause of death and mayhem in the black community; rather, the police are the force that has kept the criminal elements at bay. It is the police who have saved thousands of black lives as murder rates across America plummeted from the 1990s onwards.
    Trump’s vocal support for safety and security is resonating in the black community, especially as the crime rate in the big cities has jumped since the start of the protests. Democratic mayors and city councils have pulled back on public safety and moved to defund the police, and the criminal elements are willing and able to exploit gaps in security. This past weekend in Chicago, 63 people were shot, with sixteen killed including a one-year-old and a 10-year-old. In New York City, weekly shootings jumped 358 percent from a year earlier, with 35 victims this past weekend….

  228. lotocoti

    Welp.
    We no longer have a Pope who knew how to fuse a Sprenggranate 43.

  229. mh

    Wow, what a game at Suncorp, watched by only two or three thousand I’m guessing, due to restrictions.
    Golden point see-sawing thriller, Storm beating the Roosters.

    Now that the Storm are camped up here indefinitely, Brisbanites may as well swing behind Storm, which are almost a de-facto Qld team anyway. Could be Logan boy Cameron Smith’s farewell season too.
    Goodbye Broncos, hello Storm.

  230. Knuckle Dragger

    I had a platoon commander called ‘Circles’.

    Until an unfortunate incident, he insisted on navigating.

  231. Any man that wants to get divorced by multiple wives at the same time can go right ahead, one or two examples would act as so to (dis)encourage the others.

    Some idiot is probably out there paying child support to six different women. You can’t help these people.

    Like those cucks who live with one woman. If they weren’t with her, they’d be blowing their money on OnlyFans.

    That pod thing is wonderful.

    *As a mother*

    Gone. No more Karening. As a mother, you’re just an egg donor now. Now shut up, you’re not special and your arguments get zero credence for special pleading.

    In practical terms, I have *seen* women have trouble giving birth. That device a good thing.

    Other than cases of rape or invest, the argument for abortion is seriously eroded.

    Like some of the comments say, many more births would be viable so the legal basis for abortions declines.

    I suspect fetal development is more complicated than growing a pumpkin vine though.

  232. Mater

    I had a platoon commander called ‘Circles’.
    Until an unfortunate incident, he insisted on navigating.

    Maybe his lead scout also had a short leg?

  233. egg_

    Victoria’s bungled hotel quarantine debacle has deepened with a man who tested positive to coronavirus a few days into his quarantine in Melbourne allowed to travel to Sydney ten days later, despite potentially still showing symptoms.

    DAN’S LEADERBOARD

    Bug: 4 Dan: 0

  234. Slim Cognito

    NEWS.com.au: Jana Hocking reveals ‘sugar daddy’ slid into her DMs.

    She described herself as a “girl with boobs”. The photos say otherwise.

  235. Eyrie

    “What are you complaining about?
    Together with the crocs and sharks, think of it as Nature’s”

    I’m told they tell the US Marines who rotate through Darwin that if they find themselves alone and lost in the bush in the NT their life expectancy is 36 hours.

  236. thefrollickingmole

    Dot.
    The stuff In the biotech sphere is incredible, talking feeding millions using what is now low grade feedstock.
    I’m trying to get a venture up now. The bleeding edge of cell based meats is awesome.

  237. dover_beach

    In practical terms, I have *seen* women have trouble giving birth. That device a good thing.

    Other than cases of rape or invest, the argument for abortion is seriously eroded.

    Dear God.

  238. Knuckle Dragger

    Our No 1 scout was the undisputed champion of dead reckoning, Mater. Never seen anything like it. He’s still in.

    He got the shits up and stopped doing it, with Sunray Minor’s encouragement. The skipper went off the edge of the High Range escarpment at dusk and spent the night falling down its entirety. Bit by bit. In slow motion.

    After making sure he wasn’t dead we left him to it.

  239. Clutch pearls all you like but virtually fetuses are viable by definition.

    *But it isn’t the right argument*

    This is why the right can lose to a rapey, senile, corrupt freak like Biden.

    There is nothing evil about it. Your existence is what matters. It would not matter if you crawled out if a compost heap. If you are sentiment you matter.

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