Open Forum: March 6, 2021

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

4,633 Responses to Open Forum: March 6, 2021

  1. Eyrie says:

    Ha ha The Oz used to promote Tingle as an ‘intellectual’

    They confused ‘intellectual’ with ‘ineffectual’.

  2. Leigh Lowe says:

    miltonf says:

    March 6, 2021 at 11:18 am

    You’re funny LL. You malicious mongrel.

    Please.
    Call me M’arthur.

  3. Leigh Lowe says:

    Shy Ted says:

    March 6, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Sam Neill seems pretty cut up after his separation from LaTingle.

    Who wouldn’t be getting on the piss after dodging that bullet?
    Tingle is starting to look more and more like Phyllis Diller every day.

  4. jo says:

    “Hey ho

    Hoe!

  5. jo says:

    Call me M’arthur.

    Arfimarf

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Shy Ted at 10.52. The Gay BC being indoctrinated into a sweet little boy in front of our eyes. Heartbreaking to see this being done to a child.

    It makes one want to agree with the commenter who says:
    L is for Lock and Load.

  7. H B Bear says:

    Tingle is starting to look more and more like Phyllis Diller every day.

    You wouldn’t want that to be the last thing before you went to sleep each night.

  8. Dot says:

    Lizzie

    The bath didn’t even exist apparently, plus the covering note from her family saying she made things up.

    It’s over. Porter is exonerated.

  9. Leigh Lowe says:

    It seems a number of the Canberra pack habe sniffed the wind and figured it out.
    Even PVO has called out the press witch-hunt of Porter.
    Yes, he gives the obligatory “must do more about ladeees” and bemoans the low conviction rate in sexual assault cases (standby for a “70% by 2025” conviction target to be announced).
    Most are playing the “natural justice” angle, even those who would normally put the boots in.
    Why?
    Because they know the story is bullshit and they suspect it is going to implode at some point and they don’t want have their fingerprints on it.
    Of course, they can’t say that, so “rule of law” is the next best fallback.

  10. Syd Gal says:

    The Crikey piece from yesterday is still online – “If there is an Inquiry it seems repressed memory will be in the dock”. Crikey says the woman had had eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy – apparently memories can entail elaborate rituals. Her statement said the attacker wanted to wash the woman’s hair twice and shave her legs, and that he almost strangled her. She remembered him writing “Christian Porter was ‘ere, Jan ’88” in the steam on a bathroom mirror. Crikey says she got the van der Kolk book in Sept 2019.

  11. feelthebern says:

    ACB.
    Another disappointment.

  12. Roger says:

    Ha ha The Oz used to promote Tingle as an ‘intellectual’

    They confused ‘intellectual’ with ‘ineffectual’.

    Chuckle.

  13. Leigh Lowe says:

    Lizzie

    The bath didn’t even exist apparently, plus the covering note from her family saying she made things up.

    It’s over. Porter is exonerated.

    They don’t really even want an enquiry any more, unless it is just a free-range gossip fest with support dogs and hand-patting Counsels Assisting.
    Imagine if an enquiry was called with normal rules of evidence, perjury risks and the right to cross-examine all the poison pen authors about the contact they had with each other and the deceased.

  14. Nick says:

    Lmao LL

  15. Leigh Lowe says:

    Why is it wrong to call someone a deranged liar after they are dead?

  16. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear says:

    March 6, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Tingle is starting to look more and more like Phyllis Diller every day.

    You wouldn’t want that to be the last thing before you went to sleep each night.

    Yes, that would be bad.
    But it is the “first thing each morning” before the teeth come out of the glass which would worry me.

  17. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Flogging a dead horse, areff. Keeping a diary is a girl thing. Use their iPhone for it these days.”

    Terry Pedorsen…who spends his days in a basement with skin suits and plastic dolls, is suddenly an expert on “girl things” and is quite sure that girls keep a diary.

  18. Leigh Lowe says:

    Recovery of repressed memories.
    Or, as we used to call it, “making shit up”.

  19. incoherent rambler says:

    Damage to the reputation and income earning potential, after one dies.
    e.g. many write from the grave ( decomposition )

  20. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Syd Gal says:
    March 6, 2021 at 11:34 am”

    Syd Gal…once again thank you for your comments.

  21. rickw says:

    Does the Victorian Government have the authority to enter into such a treaty?

    Depends on what Xi Ping thinks.

  22. Old School Conservative says:

    Daily Telegraph survey today:
    Should Israel Folau be allowed to play in the NRL?
    Yes 66% No 34%

    Go Izzy!

  23. Arky says:

    Yeah, nah.

    ..
    It doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do or say.
    The tactic is hysterical screaming at everything in the hope that conservatives just disengage.
    It’s working.
    The correct response when they complain about words, signs, looks at watches, flags, statues, breeds of dogs, the names of breakfast cereals, the names of sporting teams, your confusing them with another gender, the way you sit, the things in history books, the fact that you wore dreadlocks in year 12 etc, etc, etc, etc and etc is “Fuck off”.
    If you haven’t reached that point yet, what the fuck is wrong with you?

  24. Makka says:

    Go Izzy!

    If Matt Lodge is allowed to play in the NRL there is no excuse to deny Izzy. This woke shit is destroying everything of value.

  25. Arky says:

    I’ll give you a temporary pass on the ditch the witch shit because it was still fairly early on in the insanity and a point of view about it had probably cemented itself in your nong Ll.
    But don’t do it again.

  26. H B Bear says:

    Terry Pedorsen…who spends his days in a basement with skin suits and plastic dolls, is suddenly an expert on “girl things” and is quite sure that girls keep a diary.

    How do you even begin to understand sock life?

  27. Leigh Lowe says:

    Arky says:

    March 6, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Yeah, nah.

    ..
    It doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do or say.

    Mmmyes.
    Just don’t manufacture the ammunition and hand it over to them.

  28. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    From Syd Gal:

    Louise Milligan tweet 5 March
    “For journalists confused about Coronial jurisdiction: A Coroner determines cause & circumstances of person’s death. I never met, spoke to, knew of complainant against Mr Porter before she died. Believing her still alive, I called her lawyer the day after she took her life. Her lawyer knew of & trusted my journalism. He agreed to arrange a meeting. The next morning, another person who knew the woman told me she had died. It was my very sad duty to have to inform her lawyer of tragic news. The govt backgrounders of these journalists have no idea”

    So 7Nilligan never met her, spoke to or knew of her “complaint” against Porter. But her lawyer agrees to talk to Ms 7-0.

    What about? Was it to be a general conversation- was old Louise getting legal advice? Well, it couldn’t be about the complainant because that would have been a breaking of the lawyer-client confidentiality thingy. And we know that Lou-Lou did not have any knowledge or relationship with this woman, so how did she have any form of authority from the woman to speak with her lawyer?

    But it’s not a prob, because as 7-0 says ‘he knew of her and trusted my journalism’. So, in that admission she gives the game away that discussions about this woman – while she was still a client of the lawyer – was the reason for the lawyer agreeing to set up an appointment with her.

    And then someone tells Lou-Lou the next morning that the complainant has died, despite her having never met or spoken with this woman.

    AND THEN 7-0 calls the woman’s lawyer to inform him of her death. So 7-Nill is the only person in this wide circle of “friends” who, despite her tenuous links to the woman, thinks it’s her duty to call the lawyer?

    That chain of facts does not ring true.

    It’s as if we’re revisiting chocolate drop eyes.

  29. Terry Pedersen says:

    Even with the iPhone these day, the diary in book form is still the girls’ primary record keeping tool. Not the dainty little pocket ones. Real diaries that get so stuffed with additional information on bits of paper that they are twice their original size by year’s end.

  30. H B Bear says:

    Go away Groogs.

  31. Rockdoctor says:

    Old School Conservative says:
    March 6, 2021 at 11:48 am

    As much as Izzy fast track to the Wallabies irked me like Sailor (Who IMO never had near the ability Izzy showed), I have utmost respect for his fortitude. Have cast my vote in his favour.

    V’Landys is another woke fool, should have kept to racing and another reason I don’t watch the NRL anymore.

  32. Makka says:

    Just don’t manufacture the ammunition and hand it over to them.

    This is rubbish LL. We should stop worring what the left use or fabricate. The woke media and their leftist comrades will fabricate and contrive anything at all , even silence, to be turned back into ammo directed at conservatives. Therefore, MUCH better to go all out with barrages of target hitting invective at the left whenever and wherever possible. In the end, leftists are cowards so playing kid gloves with them is a losing proposition.

  33. Arky says:

    Mmmyes.
    Just don’t manufacture the ammunition and hand it over to them.

    ..
    Don’t engage with their stupid, hysterical word games and then you can load up as much ammo as you want.

  34. Mother Lode says:

    Has Louise Nilligan done the Wile E Coyote thing again – holding a shotgun with the barrel bent back in a U-shape and her face entirely blackened with only the whites of her eyes blinking?

  35. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Grigory at 10:08 keeps a diary of “famous women who kept diaries”.

    Aaarggghhh! Pull the nose up! – for Pete’s sake pull the nose up!! NOW!

    Arky says, presciently, at 8:59 am:

    “My God.
    Once give licence to talk about their biological function they just won’t stop.
    For the love of God, make them stop.
    Wang, please tell us some Vietnam stories.
    Anything but this.”

    Some historically-clerical bint who didn’t value l y f e started all this and now there are about eight related pieces about her splashed all over the front page of The Australian on line.

    Plus the Goddess Diana II kidnapping of rich Prince Needy; some old Isabel sheila claiming she’s young at 70; No Idea separate puff pieces on never-heard-of author-ettes Chloe, Debra and Susan; Richmond’s wymminses president (eh?!); an attempted reconstruction of Raelene Goth’s credibility after she successfully destroyed Australian rugby; “a freer expression of wymminseshood” – meaningless gumph – about a Maria Grazia Dior who appears like that-Wong-chap; white feminism with ugly thick eyebrows; fashion industry’s “new found awareness” (that sheilas are stupid with money and get paid too much); wymminses in technology are simply not worth employing; and Ita’s ABC reporters employed on some remote island off Australia can no longer call peddlers “peddlers” for fear of “marginalising” them!

    Reports on the dumb k-how¹ who owns Minters is right at the bottom of the page ‘cos they’d have been busy this morning threatening anyone who draws attention to them with a referral to the FBI.

    These wymminses have become an infestation.🤔🤨

    ¹ at 09:42 “but we can’t even mention the topic of bovines in case the perfessser wields the banhammer”

  36. bespoke says:

    1735099 says:
    March 6, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Unlike you, Kev’s has family and friends who want to be around him, has taken up new challenges outside his profession since retirement, assisted many charities (with out pay). Not trolled or spammed to get hits or do some vanity PhD like you.

    What a sad little (literally and figuratively) man you are so jealous because he has people that would do anything for him and you don’t.

  37. Makka says:

    Grigs,
    You really should stop peeking into teen girls rooms. It’s kinda creepy you know.

  38. dopey says:

    Mardi Gras at the Cricket Ground. A sticky wicket if ever there was one.

  39. Leigh Lowe says:

    Makka says:

    March 6, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Just don’t manufacture the ammunition and hand it over to them.

    This is rubbish LL. We should stop worring what the left use or fabricate. 

    The fact is, protests against the carbon tax were starting to bite, but the protest in Canberra looked like a total fucking rabble, topped off by those couple of dickheads with oh-so-witty signs.
    Maybe conservative protestors lack the guile and cunning of their more experienced lefty counterparts. Maybe they are so loosely associated that there is no clear organisational control.
    But, shit, anyone running that shit-show with half a brain would have grabbed those morons by the collar and told them to lose the signs, toot sweet.
    Yep, the ABC were always going to spin it, but why hand them a 4 foot square graphic to lead the 7:00 news?

  40. Arky says:

    – Don’t do or say anything you aren’t prepared to defend.
    – Don’t allow them to verbal you.
    – The best form of attack is defence.
    – Only take on one bozo at a time and ensure you completely destroy and embarrass them.
    – Make them live up to whatever principle they are pretending to uphold at this time.

  41. Arky says:

    – The best form of attack is defence.

    – Proof read your shit before hitting “post”.

  42. Leigh Lowe says:

    Mother Lode says:

    March 6, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Has Louise Nilligan done the Wile E Coyote thing again –

    Is she still maintaining her Twatter radio silence?

  43. Arky says:

    It’s hard to understand how Abbott went from the coalitions number 1 attack dog to beaten poodle.
    I suspect advisers.

  44. Arky says:

    Keating never tried to transition to beloved statesman. He knew what he was and stuck to it.

  45. Makka says:

    The fact is,

    It all worked and played it’s part. Abbott won handsomely …. then fkd it up royally. Yes, he did, by listening to another woman too often. Credlin. Among other deluded niceties like allowing Turdball a seat in cabinet.

    Your idea of going high brow with conservative politics is done, gone, failed. It’s a mongrel dogfight now so biggest baddest mongrel gets the big gig.

  46. Dr Faustus says:

    Daily Telegraph survey today:
    Should Israel Folau be allowed to play in the NRL?

    Fuckwit at the Australian opines:

    “Folau has done little of a public nature to help his cause. He hasn’t shown remorse, he hasn’t spoken about how he will ensure there is no repeat of his previous social media diatribes.

    That’s the problem with inconvenient belief.

  47. Rockdoctor says:

    Wow what a tangled web we weave… From Len over at Michael Smith:

    Brett Sutton’s brother Trevor is married to Jane Halton. Jane represented Australia at Event 201 held on 18th October 2019 in New York City. It was a pandemic simulation exercise. Jane is a chair of a board at the World Health Organisation. Jane works for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Jane is Australia’s Covid 19 Coordinator and she is the person that both the Federal and State Governments answer to. That is why can’t get Ivermectin and Hydroxichloroquine here.

    Wow, what an incestrual lot…

  48. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “It all worked and played it’s part. Abbott won handsomely …. then fkd it up royally. Yes, he did, by listening to another woman too often. Credlin”

    I’m inclined to agree with you.

  49. Leigh Lowe says:

    – Only take on one bozo at a time and ensure you completely destroy and embarrass them.

    Which could be read as “only take on one issue at a time and make sure you kill it stone dead”.
    The carbon tax was one such issue. People were on board with the opposition to it and, FFS it was going to mortally wound Gillard anyway without having to say a word.

  50. Dr Faustus says:

    As much as Izzy fast track to the Wallabies irked me like Sailor (Who IMO never had near the ability Izzy showed)…

    Sailor never made the transition to Union. He was a good ball carrier, but had no idea at all about what he should do at the breakdown.

  51. Leigh Lowe says:

    I think Abbott’s story is simpler than that.
    He was born to be an attack dog opposition leader.
    When it came to having to make the play rather than react, he wasn’t great.
    But to call him a total failure is harsh.
    The country would have 1,000,000 more illegals now but for him.

  52. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Incidentally – on Porter attending debate clubs at 17 years old to meet chicks. Debating clubs! They just don’t get it, these dills who epitomise your modern recruit to parliament.

    Play Rugby or League, hockey too (but not soccer). Successful practices from decades ago have remained the same – the sheilas will find you ‘cos that is what they are programmed for, strong productive male blokes who are well known and who will give ’em one that they remember. 😁

  53. calli says:

    L is for Lock and Load.

    And M is for Millstone. A big one.

  54. min says:

    When someone tells you their story during counselling you take is as the truth . This goes for everything, whether it is sexual abuse, being cheated out of money , unmanageable kids ,what ever .
    Next step is to let people know that the only thing you can do is help them cope with it, emotionally , psychologically . If it is of a criminal nature what steps the client can take to protect themselves , family etc and support if that was the route they chose. A big problem back them if it was domestic violence even where there was evidence, was many would not leave and it was not mandatory reporting .
    Having said that it is then the counsellor

  55. johanna says:

    Crossie says:
    March 6, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    March 6, 2021 at 7:41 am
    I’m interested in what other women on this blog think. Tinta agrees with me . I was always told never….ever…..to have baths whilst menstruating…and I never did. I only ever showered when I had my period.

    Yep.

    The only time I have ever heard of women keeping diary notes like that is when they are either trying not to get pregnant by using the rhythm method, or trying to get pregnant by tracking their ovulation.

    Neither seems applicable in this case.

  56. bespoke says:

    Always going to get some no life clown exploiting legitimate grievances but the ‘rights’ toleration of the Q rubbish is something else. Desperation? Bored? surrender?

  57. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Terry Pedersen says:
    March 6, 2021 at 9:19 am
    Was the Hard Rock Cafe open?

    Already discussed on the Savouring the Moment thread. I mentioned their likely confusion of the Hard Rock name with that of the Oz Rock Café, which was open in Kings Cross in 1988

    Writing a diary is usually contemporaneous to the events that are being recorded. I think if as a teenager I’d been on a big trip to the really big smoke AND I was a prolific writer of a diary, I would have recorded the right name of every place I’d been to. Up thread Dot referred to the Pell case and how J had wrongly noted lots of things – just didn’t happen.

  58. Arky says:

    bespoke says:
    March 6, 2021 at 12:34 pm
    Always going to get some no life clown exploiting legitimate grievances but the ‘rights’ toleration of the Q rubbish is something else. Desperation? Bored? surrender?

    ..
    They seem to think it’s funny.

  59. Makka says:

    But to call him a total failure is harsh.

    Be careful LL. I didn’t call him a total failure. I stated he fkd it up royally and he did. He ushered in that parasite Turdball. I retain a lot of respect for Abbott and know he is a very decent thoughtful man. But his bungling of the PM role was just insane. Sure, he stopped the country shoppers and the CT. But he also brought in new taxes, gave handouts to the left and caved in on far too many liberal issues. The person he should have listened to most was himself.

  60. Roger says:

    But to call him a total failure is harsh.
    The country would have 1,000,000 more illegals now but for him.

    And a carbon tax.

    Plus, measured by the negative criterion of not damaging the country, he’s exceptional among modern primer ministers. By contrast, we’re still living under the burden of Howard’s premiership.

  61. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Lizzie & Cassie, thanks for the comments; made me laugh.

  62. Dot says:

    Good.

    Kangaroo Cockhead has pronounced judgment on Porter, it was physically impossible (a blatant, deluded lie)* sue this cocksucker back to the stone Age.

    *I have multiple comments today outlining why that is so.

  63. min says:

    When someone tells you their story during counselling you take is as the truth . This goes for everything, whether it is sexual abuse, being cheated out of money , unmanageable kids ,what ever .
    Next step is to let people know that the only thing you can do is help them cope with it, emotionally , psychologically . If it is of a criminal nature what steps the client can take to protect themselves , family etc and support if that was the route they chose. A big problem back them if it was domestic violence even where there was evidence, was many would not leave and it was not mandatory reporting .
    Having said that it is then to be aware of of confusing statements , which would mean that there maybe other issues involved .
    According to Oz this morning it was claimed the relationship continued for the next Eight years. Z;

  64. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “The only time I have ever heard of women keeping diary notes like that is when they are either trying not to get pregnant by using the rhythm method, or trying to get pregnant by tracking their ovulation.

    Neither seems applicable in this case.”

    Correct….thanks Johanna.

  65. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    RD,
    some time ago Steve Tickler put a clip of

    Amazing Polly

    reporting on exactly your point. It’s all about Fauci and others.

  66. Roger says:

    I see Tony Blair is calling for vaccine passports.

    What a loathsome creature.

  67. 1735099 says:

    The country would have 1000000 more illegals now except for him.

    The Nationals are now asking for an amnesty on illegals so the farmers can get their produce picked.
    In the blink of an eye, political pragmatism takes a back seat to political expediency.

  68. Arky says:

    Which could be read as “only take on one issue at a time and make sure you kill it stone dead”.

    ..
    No.
    An issue doesn’t have a psychology.
    You can’t break it and make it reluctant to come back at you.
    You can’t make it’s friends go “Fuck no. I don’t want some of that”.

  69. Dot says:

    Didn’t Tony Blair completely fuck up the UK Ag industry with incompetent handling of foot and mouth disease?

    Now he wants vaccination passports?

    Indeed. What a loathsome swamp dweller.

  70. Arky says:

    Roger says:
    March 6, 2021 at 12:39 pm
    I see Tony Blair is calling for vaccine passports.

    What a loathsome creature.

    ..
    Hitchen’s labelling of him as “The Blair Creature” is the most effective tactic I have seen. I can’t look or hear him without recalling Peter Hitchen’s name for him.

  71. Dot says:

    Yes BBS.

    There isn’t much detail except for this alleged roping…which has incorrect, physically incorrect details.

  72. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Dr Faustus says at 12:25 pm:

    ” As much as Izzy fast track to the Wallabies irked me like Sailor (Who IMO never had near the ability Izzy showed)…

    Sailor never made the transition to Union. He was a good ball carrier, but had no idea at all about what he should do at the breakdown.”

    I did not welcome the League recruits, Dr Faustus, but Sailor impressed me. The talented Rogers put the money in the bank and made a lazy effort, Tuqiri had high ability and fell apart under sustained pressure (during a long period of no tries scored he started roughing blokes up in frustration, instead of working his way out of it). Continually putting the hard word on officials’ daughters demonstrated that he was not real bright and it eventually brought him undone.

    Wendell Sailor often had no idea about Union on the paddock but he never failed to muck in at the breakdown, to use his size and do the work of a vigorous extra loose forward. He contested and chased and played for the whole of each game and earned his money much more so than the other two.

  73. Makka says:

    Indeed. What a loathsome swamp dweller.

    Deliberately changed the UK demographic – forever.

    Then you get this;

    Some of England’s most ethnically diverse areas have suffered up to four times more coronavirus infections than mostly white neighbourhoods only a few miles away, a Guardian analysis reveals, as health experts said the UK had paid the price for failing to tackle structural racism.

    But but, it’s racism. Not the 3rd world shithole hygiene and living habits they bring with them. Same situation occurred in Melbournistan.

  74. Rockdoctor says:

    Saw the behaviour of imported fruit pickers when transiting Emerald Qld recently. May be polite but third world habits like random pissing in public follow them.

    IMO the 6% unemployed could be tasked to do this, just needs some political will to turn off the dole taps/sob story why they can’t work away. Most South East Asian countries I have frequented or worked have had a large percentage of the population well above 6% working away from home/village at some stage in their lives.

  75. Leigh Lowe says:

    Dot says:

    March 6, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Good.

    Kangaroo Cockhead has pronounced judgment on Porter, 

    I predict a long sea voyage for one or both of Dowling’s sandshoes in the future.

  76. Snoopy says:

    I wonder if Porter’s alleged victim ever watched Last Tango in Paris?

    Bath tub ✓
    Anal rope ✓

  77. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Gold Coast Mick- don’t be a dill.
    I don’t know rugby much, but unless you’re the 5/8 or whatever and not one of the blokes playing for the head-up-yer-mate’s-date aspect, you’re still batting against thin odds. And sports scrags may be available, but they’re all of one type.
    The PSA debate teams are the top three quality chicks, who are usually 2/3 hockey champions and/or tennis captains.
    And they can hold a conversation.
    And it’s an evening activity.
    And a good debater can usually talk them into some extracurricular activities, and make them think that they’ve scored the points too.
    Trackside WAGS, in the daylight, with eleven other public school sweaties duck-shoving you? Good luck even getting a name, let alone a phone number.

  78. jo says:

    Dr Faustus says:
    March 6, 2021 at 12:25 pm
    As much as Izzy fast track to the Wallabies irked me like Sailor (Who IMO never had near the ability Izzy showed)…

    Sailor never made the transition to Union. He was a good ball carrier, but had no idea at all about what he should do at the breakdown.

    Sailor was always caught flat footed as you say. Could only go forward not backwards in defence.

  79. Dot says:

    Flankers don’t deserve full human rights. Maybe Simian rights. Or those of an officially recognised Ape-Man.

  80. Leigh Lowe says:

    No.
    An issue doesn’t have a psychology.
    You can’t break it and make it reluctant to come back at you.
    You can’t make it’s friends go “Fuck no. I don’t want some of that”.

    No, but when a person loses their political career over an issue, their fellow travellers sure as shit take notice.

  81. Arky says:

    This is going to go down as the stupidest, most naive thing in history, only possible to be done by academic people who have never had sex or run a business.

    – Harry Dent on money printing.

  82. Rockdoctor says:

    Mick was fair enough on Sailor. Rogers & Tiquiri I liked but like Izzy both had background in union. I myself started as a back because though not being very skilled with a ball I was very quick. I finished off as a break away, as soon as the Wallabies drop the woke crap I’ll be back watching with as vengeance. I miss good rugby…

  83. Snoopy says:

    Didn’t Tony Blair completely fuck up the UK Ag industry with incompetent handling of foot and mouth disease?

    Acting upon the advice of the bonking boffin, Professor Pantsdown.

    Small world, eh?

  84. Rockdoctor says:

    Dot. Oi as an ex breakaway I resemble that comment…

  85. Makka says:

    – Harry Dent on money printing.

    Harry has predicted the last 15 of 3 stock market crashes. The bond market has given him something to cheer about now. Early days however, but still a Treasury rout has to start somewhere.

  86. Leigh Lowe says:

    Makka, Abbott wasn’t responsible for Turnbull.
    Howard was.
    If he had pulled the rug on him in 2009, that would have been the end of it.
    But once Howard convinced Lord Waffleworth to stay in the game, there wasn’t a lot Abbott could do.
    He couldn’t nobble his pre-selection.
    And yes, I know, Ministry or back-bench.
    Either way, Trumble was going to white-ant him.

  87. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    March 6, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    👍

  88. Makka says:

    Makka, Abbott wasn’t responsible for Turnbull.

    Of course he was.

    Yes , Turdball was was going to white ant Abbott so what did Abbott do? Gave him the ABfkgC and a cabinet seat. We all know what happened next. Epicly poor judgement.

  89. min says:

    Apologies Cats was called away before post finished and pressed wrong button
    Earlier it was said that complainant was treated for repressed Memory with EMDR .I trained in this technique with Francine Shapiro , the treatment’s guru as she was the one who had developed this method . Research by Harvard professor to investigate if and how this treatment worked was presented in Melbourne some time later at a workshop I attended . He showed PET scans of victims that showed the difference between before and after treatment with EMDR . Before, memories caused flooding of brain with an emotional response . After , with same trigger , brain chemistry remained unchanged .
    That meant the victim no longer suffered , anxiety attacks, nightmares when memories were triggered .
    It was also stated that the complainant dissociated however the first thing we were taught by Francine was never to use this technique on those who dissociated . In fact we were handed tests for our clients to do to make sure that EMDR was not used on those who did more than a normal level
    The large group that trained with Francine consisted of psychiatrists and psychologists
    none of whom had ever had a patient or client that had suffered from what is known now as DID . However Francine was talking about those with Multiple Personality Disorder .
    Not sure what new research has found in relation to this therapy .

  90. Leigh Lowe says:

    OK, Makka.
    Sliding doors moment.
    Say Abbott doesn’t give Trumble a cabinet post.
    You think Trumble just sits up the back and shuts up?

  91. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Canberra rope allegations: Brittany Higgins suffered breakdown in Perth hotel during 2019 campaign
    Lanai Scarr
    The West Australian
    Fri, 5 March 2021 9:00PM

    Brittany Higgins was left alone to suffer a three-day breakdown in a Perth hotel during the 2019 Federal election campaign, just weeks after she was allegedly roped at Parliament House.

    The West Australian can reveal Ms Higgins stayed at the Aloft Perth in Rivervale during her six-week election stint.

    It is understood she was not provided with any additional support throughout her time there, which came shortly after she says she was attacked by a colleague in the office of her then boss Defence Minister Linda Reynolds.

    Ms Higgins was sent to Perth to assist with communications for the Liberal campaign in the seats of Burt, Hasluck and Swan.

    It is understood Senator Reynolds — who is still on medical leave following her hospitalisation due to heart issues she suffered before an address to the National Press Club late last month — only took Ms Higgins to five events with her during the entire campaign.

    These included Ken Wyatt’s campaign launch in Hasluck, a letterboxing event with Steve Irons in the seat of Swan, David Goode’s campaign launch in the seat of Burt, an Anzac Day event and Tangney MP Ben Morton’s election night event.

    Senator Reynolds would often attend several campaign events a day in support of Lower House candidates.

    Ms Higgins is understood to have been presented a choice by her superiors to go to Perth during the election, where she had no friends or family, or return to the Gold Coast and not have to work but still be paid.

    It is believed Ms Higgins, who desperately wanted to pursue a career in politics, felt that going to Perth was her only option.

    The West Australian understands Ms Higgins suffered a breakdown for three days after stories about alleged bullying in Mr Wyatt’s office were made public.

  92. Arky says:

    Say Abbott doesn’t give Trumble a cabinet post.
    You think Trumble just sits up the back and shuts up?

    ..
    Who cares?
    Why would you give the slimy fucker anything?
    Loser move.

  93. Des Deskperson says:

    ‘Brett Sutton’s brother Trevor is married to Jane Halton.’

    incestuous indeed.

    Halton was the daughter of Sir Charles Halton, Secretary of the Department of Transport under Fraser and Communications under Hawke. Jane rose very quickly indeed to become Secretary of the Department of Health in 2001.

    Close to Howard and with Health, under her stewardship, being regarded as by far the worst-managed portfolio Department, everyone expected her to be sacked by Rudd, but she stayed on until 2016. This was reportedly due to her ‘responsiveness’ and ‘agility’ in dealing with ministers from any side of politics. In other words, she did what they told her to do.

    A mediocre but connected apparatchik, she’s done very well.

    Despite being the daughter of a former mandarin – a connection generally regarded as providing a superb career advantage in the APS – she goes on quite a bit about how she was handicapped by the ‘glass ceiling’.

  94. Snoopy says:

    It is believed Ms Higgins, who desperately wanted to pursue a career in politics,

    What a loss to the nation.

    Sad.

  95. mh says:

    Wendell Sailor highlights:

    Hopoate sticking his finger up Sailor’s clacker
    Wendell breaking someone’s arm on The Footy Show

  96. Makka says:

    You think Trumble just sits up the back and shuts up?

    No, but his path to PM would have been almost non-existent. That’s my point. Abbott gave Turdball the influence and position from which to launch his Abbott attacks and grow his gutless mob of backers. We know it worked. Aided by Abbott’s own failings. sure.

    I know there is a lot of sympathy and respect for Abbott. I share that respect sympathy for the man and like him a lot still. But you must remember, the CT and the boats were to be just a beginning. Greentape, redtape, immigration, the whole renewables landscpae, TAXES, Govt spending, Budget, SME business reforms, Unions…. Abbott was voted in strongly on the back of his Agenda. He blew it when he stopped following his instincts (and ideas that got him elected PM) and went soft on his enemies. Turdball at the top of that list.

  97. Leigh Lowe says:

    It is believed Ms Higgins, who desperately wanted to pursue a career in politics, felt that going to Perth was her only option.

    She was given options.
    She chose the one she thought would advantage her most.
    Again, more sliding doors.
    Imagine if Reynolds had said, “No. In the circumstances, I am putting you on paid leave. You don’t need the stress of a campaign at the moment. And, look, you are 22 years old. There will be plenty of opportunities in the future.”
    I can see the headlines:-
    “Rape victim sidelined.”
    .
    “Rape victim frozen out.”

  98. Leigh Lowe says:

    No, but his path to PM would have been almost non-existent.

    Like when Keating went to the back-bench?

  99. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Thanks, Tom.
    Stiglich.
    Brown – except for the caravan; these two are going to make a motza from their victimhood.
    Leak.
    Knight.

  100. Perfidious Albino says:

    “It puts the red dots in its diary or it gets the hose again…”

  101. Makka says:

    Like when Keating went to the back-bench?

    Bullshit comparison. Try harder. Turdball is no Keating.

  102. Leigh Lowe says:

    You don’t need a portfolio to push for the leader’s job.
    That might have been true back in the 60’s and 70’s when media outlets religiously reported ministerial press releases and green papers abd white papers with barely a critical comment and most back-benchers were scarcely known outside their electorates.
    And Trumble didn’t “build his base” by dint of his portfolio. The “moderates” or “wets” have always existed as a faction and he was their spiritual leader from the minute he entered Parliament.
    Being on the back-bench would have made zero practical difference.

  103. Saw the behaviour of imported fruit pickers when transiting Emerald Qld recently. May be polite but third world habits like random pissing in public follow them.

    At some stage in the past I had cause to visit Emerald Qld, (always craved a pub there) & having seen that town in action, have to ask;

    What on earth causes you to believe that habit is limited to imported fruit pickers?

  104. Leigh Lowe says:

    How many less Q&A appearances would Trumble have done as a back-bencher compared with what he did as a minister?
    Hint … the answer is very close to a negative number.

  105. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    So many questions unanswered ,
    Is a gay man from Olklahoma an Olklahomo ?

  106. She was given options.
    She chose the one she thought would advantage her most.

    +1
    She made a conscious choice.

  107. Knuckle Dragger says:

    johanna at 12.33:

    ‘when they are either trying not to get pregnant by using the rhythm method, or trying to get pregnant by tracking their ovulation.’

    Q: What do you call people who use the rhythm method of contraception?
    A: Parents.

  108. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Poor Ms Higgins being forced to stay in a fleabag hotel in inner city Perth for six weeks, paid by her employer. The horror!

    What a dump.

  109. Makka says:

    And Trumble didn’t “build his base” by dint of his portfolio. The “moderates” or “wets” have always existed as a faction and he was their spiritual leader from the minute he entered Parliament.

    By treating Turdball with decency and respect, Abbott enhanced T’s standing as a potential rival. That attracted the chancers. When in fact he should have treated him with the contempt and punishment deserving of a traitor, thereby enhancing the wet’s fear of Abbott. Set an example to keep the greenleft liberal Libs in their place. On this, Abbott failed miserably.

  110. Makka says:

    It is believed Ms Higgins, who desperately wanted to pursue a career in politics,

    Breathlessly desperate. More evidence she is of a parasitic bent.

  111. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Turnbull proved his lack of awareness When He got tangled up with that crim Adler thats why Goldman Sachs flicked him and his bosom buddie NickWhitlam , burning down printing premises for inflated insurance payouts to Swiss Banks was not a good look ,even if it had ALP aparatchiks deeply involved it caused Rivkin to do an Epstein , Turnbull was involved up to . his neck . These people are nearly as bad as the USGerontocracy just a bit younger in age .

  112. Rockdoctor says:

    Salvatore, know you are fairly friendly to overseas labour. Cool that it is your position, I am not so keen on it. So agree to disagree there.

    Can’t disagree on the point about drunks of all creed, have seen worse in Townsville as a long term NQ resident but I witnessed this with sober people and with my family and more than once in a day. Not cool IMO.

  113. shatterzzz says:

    Just a thought on Christian Porter and his innocent until guilty plea whist taking a fully paid mental health break rather than answer questions .. something the media overlooked whilst demanding the minister come clean .. this is the bloke, who whilst Social Security minister, rolled out ROBODEBT and cost tens of thousands of folk sleepless nights, stress attacks and penury to name three of the problems ..
    Did Minister Porter consider innocent until proven guilty whilst demanding others pay what his Dept. decided without material proof just a coupla algorithms in a computer program and Christian’s yer Uncle .. GUILTY now cough up ..
    Why am I NOT surprised no one in the media pack asked the question ……… after all ..
    WE IS ALL IN THIS TOGETHER … except for ……….!

  114. Leigh Lowe says:

    Now, now Fred, Trumble’s name wasn’t on the register, so we don’t know that.
    But seeing as how he sees fit to apooint himself croner and speculate as to the cause of a person’s death, perhaps a little Offset Alpine speculation is appropriate.

  115. Salvatore, know you are fairly friendly to overseas labour. Cool that it is your position, I am not so keen on it. So agree to disagree there.

    I made no comment on overseas labour.

    Apart from, in my observations, street pissing is the province of the bogan, more than the overseas fruit picker.

  116. Leigh Lowe says:

    croner = coroner.

  117. Among the more amusing parts of the Christian Porter saga has been seeing Scott “sack the SAS” Morristeen announce that he doesn’t stand people aside based on hearsay.

  118. Terry Pedersen says:

    apooint?

  119. Rockdoctor says:

    Wow how life is fleeting. Just learned someone who was very instrumental in mentoring me as a young dumb fella despite IMO him not knowing it passed a few years back. Ended up as a Fed copper. 52 is way too young to go.

    Having a few belated beers in his memory this arvo…

  120. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Muddy,
    I’ve been thinking about your request for a word to mean something/someone that draws in others to destroy them – I think that’s how you described it the other day? (Can’t find your post/comment, though).

    What about being Markleised by a Markleiser?

    As in; after enjoying Meghan’s entry into public life, Prince Harry, the Royal Family and the British public came to realise that they’d all been properly markleised.

  121. Woolfe says:

    And for a Random Post.

    The Mighty Imported Western Force beat the Team named after a flower.

  122. Arky March 5, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Maybe if we hired on you know, competence, there might be the chance of the odd good looking bird getting a gig.

    Sorry Arky, my niece (who would certainly qualify, if I say so myself) is happily employed at a private Christian secondary school.

  123. Rex Mango says:

    File under double standards. So Sydney City Council bends over backwards to allow mardi gras to proceed on the sacred turf of the SCG, but these entitled clowns still want to do their march down Oxford St & Govt buckles:

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/mar/05/mardi-gras-protest-march-to-go-ahead-in-sydney-after-last-minute-covid-exemption-granted

  124. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Its the name you see,Christian ! I mean its like a wossname flag to a red . He should fhange his name to joe as in Stalin of biden ,the unelected joes .

  125. egg_ says:

    Aunty is celebrating “gender diverse” folk and wymminses this week, likely as the Sydney Mardi Gras this weekend coincides with International Women’s Day on Monday.

    The Qwerties are muscling in on the territory, big time.

  126. egg_ says:

    Turnbull proved his lack of awareness

    Godwin Grech
    Utegate

  127. Syd Gal says:

    Thank you Min for your posts.

    Samantha Maiden (former classmate of the woman) news.com story 1.24pm today – quoting heavily from Crikey 5 March:

    The psychiatric history of the woman who accused Liberal MP Christian Porter of rape has prompted doubts about the story she told.

    The psychiatric history of the Adelaide woman who accused Attorney-General Christian Porter of rape and two factual errors in her statement has prompted speculation that she may have used repressed memory theory to access her trauma despite clearly stating she had “always remembered these things.”

    Friends of the woman have disputed the claims, insisting that she disclosed the alleged incident to friends before September 2019, the date when she says a counsellor pointed her towards a book that champions controversial theories.

    In her statement, the woman does not state that she had recently remembered the incident and includes diary entries which she claims referred to the incident in 1991, three years after she attended the debating tournament.

    About 4 more friends/contacts are mentioned in this news story including a “Liberal staffer.. who made headlines in 2019 with her own sexual assault allegation”.

  128. Joanna Smythe says:

    The vaccine was not invented for Covid, Covid was invented for the vaccine. The vaccine has a purpose but unfortunately it will not become clear until it is too late.

  129. Lee says:

    Say Abbott doesn’t give Trumble a cabinet post.
    You think Trumble just sits up the back and shuts up?

    Nothing would make Turnbull shut up.
    I recall at least one time when Abbott was PM, minister Turnbull went on national television and directly contradicted government policy because the snake didn’t agree with it.
    So much for “cabinet solidarity”!
    Of course, had the position been reversed, Turnbull would have had the minister concerned removed to the back bench before you could say “Jack Robinson.”

  130. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Muddy,
    I’ve been thinking about your request for a word to mean something/someone that draws in others to destroy them – I think that’s how you described it the other day? (Can’t find your post/comment, though).

    What about being Markleised by a Markleiser?

    I recommend pelosi, as in Megan went the full pelosi on Liz II, harry the ranga pelosied his grandmother.

    The markeldashians pelosied the royal family

  131. Farmer Gez says:

    Back off Jo Smythe, that’s Annie’s patch. Unless you’ve got a Rothschild in there I’m not interested.

  132. Leigh Lowe says:

    egg_ says:

    March 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Turnbull proved his lack of awareness

    Godwin Grech
    Utegate

    Yep.
    In my opinion he had Swan on toast, but that wasn’t good enough.
    He had to get Rudd in the noose.
    What is hilarious was Mr Techno-Whizz Ozemail didn’t notice that the email was from a dodged up address.
    And so obtuse that when Rudd smugly came back with “Huh? I have no idea what you are talking about.” in Parliament, Trumble still didn’t twig that he had been played.

  133. Farmer Gez says:

    I’m bored.
    Literally waiting for paint to dry.

  134. Leigh Lowe says:

    Nothing would make Turnbull shut up.
    I recall at least one time when Abbott was PM, minister Turnbull went on national television and directly contradicted government policy because the snake didn’t agree with it.

    And it didn’t have to be within his portfolio for the PM in Exile to stick his oar in.

  135. H B Bear says:

    Aunty is celebrating “gender diverse” folk and wymminses this week, likely as the Sydney Mardi Gras this weekend coincides with International Women’s Day on Monday.

    The Qwerties are muscling in on the territory, big time.

    No vagina? No problem.

  136. Leigh Lowe says:

    Farmer Gez says:

    March 6, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    I’m bored.
    Literally waiting for paint to dry.

    Ha, ha.
    I got a very impatient harumph and “milk-jug stance” from Mrs L the other day about the length of time I took over a very small paint job.
    My “I can’t make the two-hour re-coat time go any faster” defence was thrown out of court.

  137. H B Bear says:

    Waffles should have been expelled from Cabinet and the party. The SFL deserve everything they are getting- and more.

  138. Runnybum says:

    Abbott was a gentleman & didn’t have the killer instinct needed to crush the left , he led us to trumble (potential greatness) which led us to the useless prick we have now.

  139. H B Bear says:

    Literally waiting for paint to dry.

    Nothing will be drying West of the Nullarbor today. Might as well be in Queensland.

  140. Farmer Gez says:

    Canberra vs reality.
    63% of Canberrans voted for the republic in 1999 which is more than the 62% who voted against it in Queensland.
    Trimble was made for Canberra but Canberra is not Australia.

  141. Farmer Gez says:

    Trimble – Trumble – Dumble – Stumble – but not Humble.

  142. H B Bear says:

    Abbott was an accidental PM. I doubt he ever had the numbers to get rid of Waffles after the vote was taken to make him Leader of the Opposition.

  143. Leigh Lowe says:

    Syd Gal at 3:00.
    Samantha Maiden could hardly be described as in the LNP cheer squad.
    As I said about PVO this morning, those with half a brain are starting to see bus-sized holes in this one.

  144. Leigh Lowe says:

    H B Bear says:

    March 6, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Abbott was an accidental PM. I doubt he ever had the numbers to get rid of Waffles after the vote was taken to make him Leader of the Opposition.

    Accidental Opposition Leader maybe.
    But he single-handledly got rid of Rudd-Gillard in 2013.
    Would Trumble have won that one?
    Probably not.
    He would have been offering more of the same.

  145. Runnybum says:

    Abbott should have dismantled the ABC, that alone would have saved him from a world of shit.

  146. H B Bear says:

    But he single-handledly got rid of Rudd-Gillard in 2013.
    Would Trumble have won that one?

    Rudd and Gillard got rid of Rudd-Gillard. That was another drovers dog election, even Waffleworth could have won it.

  147. Joanna Smythe says:

    Farmer Gez, so are you saying I’m not entitled to free speech, I’m not entitled to express an opinion and only Annie is entitled to express that sort of opinion. I thought that’s what all this cancel culture was about. At least I know where you stand.

  148. Leigh Lowe says:

    Rudd and Gillard got rid of Rudd-Gillard. That was another drovers dog election, even Waffleworth could have won it.

    I dunno.
    He has a way of turning gold into pig shit.

  149. H B Bear says:

    As I said about PVO this morning, those with half a brain are starting to see bus-sized holes in this one.

    If the Crown Prince of wrongology is starting to get it, time to get off the special bus.

  150. littledozer says:

    Work on a go-kart track at Mount Panorama set to begin on Monday has been put on hold because of an emergency declaration by the Minister for the Environment.

    Minister Sussan Ley granted an emergency declaration under Section 9 of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (Cth) (ATSIHP Act), prohibiting work on the site for a period of 30 days.

    Set to be built at the top of McPhillamy Park, the project has met with resistance from the local Indigenous community, which says the park contains a sacred women’s site.

    It has argued that the construction of the circuit would damage the cultural heritage of the region.

    I remember the cultural heritage of McPhillamy…….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nruprm72chI&t=1497s

  151. Old Lefty says:

    A good take on Cuomo from The Pillar, an excellent US feed on things Catholic.

    ‘Cuomo and the culture of death

    The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has not had a brilliant start to the year.

    The formerly best-selling author became something of a media darling last year by affecting an Action Man demeanor during the first wave of the coronavirus. Cuomo took to wearing a leather jacket to press conferences and jabbing his finger at people in a manner some journalists, not all of them related to him, found presidential. But 2021 has been less kind.

    First, it emerged that his administration worked to suppress the true number of deaths caused by his ordering nursing homes to take in covid positive patients at the height of the pandemic.

    The effects of that order, which turned care homes into charnel houses, were widely reported in the Catholic press at the time, even as they were dismissed by the governor’s office and ignored by large sections of the secular press, not all of them related to him.

    Now, a growing line of young women have come forward with complaints of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment against the governor, further tarnishing his star.

    Cuomo himself has waived the allegations away, like so many thousands of nursing home deaths, while some in the media, not all of them related to him, have expressed shock at the accusations. But, without taking a view on the credibility of any of the specific allegations against Cuomo, I must say I was not surprised.

    Before his much-praised “leadership” during the pandemic, Cuomo’s signature achievement was, in 2019, signing into law one of the most expansive abortion laws in the nation, protecting the right to kill an unborn child up to the moment of birth for, essentially, any reason or none at all. Cuomo, a Catholic, ordered the New York City skyline lit up in pink as a celebration of his achievement.

    It is not surprising, to me at least, that the kind of person who would celebrate such contempt for unborn life, and who would stack his reputation for “leadership” by suppressing the number of lives lost through his pandemic policies, might also be the sort of person who didn’t have all that much respect for the dignity of young women.

    Politics is full of men who are, some tacitly, some explicitly, willing and able to suborn the humanity of others to pursue their own ends. In the culture of death, the only life that counts is your own. It is, to borrow a phrase, a seamless garment: unborn children, young women, or the elderly infirm, none of them matter next to the pursuit of power and its exercise. ‘

  152. Leigh Lowe says:

    From the article Syd Gal referred to:-

    “I had not previously heard of it, nor had I read it. My Adelaide-based psychiatrist confirmed that these are ‘somatic memories’ (i.e. lodged in the body rather than the brain, although the mind can access them) in an appointment in late 2019.”

    What sort of psycho-babble is this?
    Memories lodged in the body and not the brain?
    Come back, Pete Evans.
    All is forgiven.

  153. egg_ says:

    which led us to the useless prick we have now.

    And the Premiers, the meeja and the Opposition are now eating the tard’s lunch, as anticipated.

  154. egg_ says:

    Sound of Hope News
    100,000 illegal immigrants swamped into US

    Sounds like KRuddy.

  155. Neil says:

    this is the bloke, who whilst Social Security minister, rolled out ROBODEBT and cost tens of thousands of folk sleepless nights, stress attacks and penury to name three of the problems ..

    Actually Robodebt was started by Shorten/ALP in 2011. In 2016 Coalition introduced a new method to determine income called income averaging which was a computer method rather than fortnightly statements to determine income. For some reason income averaging was illegal and was also a bad method to determine income leading to a lot of false debts being issued

  156. H B Bear says:

    Adelaide-based

    Aaand there’s your problem.

  157. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Carpe:

    I recommend pelosi, as in Megan went the full pelosi on Liz II, harry the ranga pelosied his grandmother.

    The markeldashians pelosied the royal family

    Carpe, I distinctly remember Muddy was after a word in which, initially, the prey was attracted – almost mesmerised – but then was ravenously devoured.

    I can’t see how pelosiing someone achieves that, since pelosi is already a grotesque. How could pelosi entice the prey?

    Gee, she wouldn’t look any different if she had snakes for hair like the Medusa!

    But, apart from that, I do like your word and especially the use of it in your last sentence😀.

  158. Runnybum says:

    The very scary thing is the Australian voter will vote for more of this shit from the same corrupt thieving bastards.
    FMS.

  159. pete m says:

    mh says:
    March 6, 2021 at 1:21 pm
    Wendell Sailor highlights:

    Hopoate sticking his finger up Sailor’s clacker
    Wendell breaking someone’s arm on The Footy Show

    Taking a $100,000 Super League cheque into the bank and asking “What do I do with this?” Teller, a relative, helped him out.

  160. egg_ says:

    I distinctly remember Muddy was after a word in which, initially, the prey was attracted – almost mesmerised – but then was ravenously devoured.

    Penis fly trap?

  161. Terry Pedersen says:

    Samantha Maiden could hardly be described as in the LNP cheer squad.

    Maiden broke the Higgins story, which has gone off the boil now that NSW Police are investigating it. She is looking to regain some attention by hand-waving about the recently deceased lady’s story.

  162. Dot says:

    A diary entry three years after the “fact’?

    How truthy.

  163. Steve trickler says:

    A squat toilet in the kitchen! What could go wrong?

    Serpenza:

    Chinese Toilets are WILD!

  164. Terry Pedersen says:

    The one good thing about the covid-21 variant of the Cat operating system is the absence of endless embedding of videos.

  165. bespoke says:

    Joanna Smythe says:
    March 6, 2021 at 3:46 pm
    Farmer Gez, so are you saying I’m not entitled to free speech, I’m not entitled to express an opinion and only Annie is entitled to express that sort of opinion. I thought that’s what all this cancel culture was about. At least I know where you stand.

    It’s “free speech” not “free from criticism” cancel culture is the the former.

  166. kaysee says:

    I thought the hamsters were on a temporary time-out.

    There must be a serious bug in the software which will probably be putting off many blog visitors, especially lurkers. To be able to access the comments, you need to be one of the following:
    – permanently logged in to the Cat
    – checking in and posting through the day
    – lurking around before the turn of the page.

    If none of the above, you need an entry code to get through and read the comments.

  167. Makka says:

    And it didn’t have to be within his portfolio for the PM in Exile to stick his oar in.

    Which is a far cry from successfully mounting the deposing of a sitting LNP PM. It takes a lot more than a loud mouth. And Abbott gave this cretin lots of oxygen and status to wage his campaign.

  168. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    kaysee:

    If none of the above, you need an entry code to get through and read the comments.

    Well, at least it wasn’t Open Biden!

    https://www.newswars.com/awkward-giggling-nancy-pelosi-says-open-biden-is-dems-new-magic-word/

  169. Makka says:

    Well, at least it wasn’t Open Biden!

    Indeed. At least one more dementia patient in Congress by the look of the cackling drone.

    “Open Biden” , a take on Aladdin’s Cave? Cave of treasures, the Treasury? Man, are this lot going to plunder US wealth or what.

  170. Terry Pedersen says:

    And it didn’t have to be within his portfolio for the PM in Exile to stick his oar in.

    PMs and former PMs have a watching brief over all portfolios. They can, and often do, “stick their oar in”. That’s partly why they get an office and other perks when they become ex PMs.

  171. kaysee says:

    Well, at least it wasn’t Open Biden!

    No need to open up Xiden, even if school girl Nancy says so.
    No treasures there.

  172. Rex Mango says:

    Staging an anti-homophobia rally in modern day Sydney, is like an anti-semetic rally in Israel. Today the problem is hetrophobia.

  173. Rockdoctor says:

    PMs and former PMs have a watching brief over all portfolios. They can, and often do, “stick their oar in”. That’s partly why they get an office and other perks when they become ex PMs.

    My 2c worth for what it is really worth…

    Just because they can “stick their oar in” doesn’t mean they should. Keating for all his failings did from time to time, other PM’s from my memory have done very rarely. Turnbull frankly is a low life grub and should have been expelled from the LNP into the Phantom Zone for sabotage years ago.

  174. jupes says:

    It’s over. Porter is exonerated.

    Not quite yet!

    Brain dead SloMo has just employed the Sex Discrimination Commissioner to lead an “independent” enquiry into the culture of Parliament House. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner!

    No, seriously. How stupid is this man? Hasn’t he seen what happens when you get a professional grievance promoter to conduct an enquiry into their pet subject? Hasn’t he noticed what happened to the SAS? What about Eddie McGuire?

    How in the world did we do to end up with this moron as our national leader?

  175. miltonf says:

    How in the world did we do to end up with this moron as our national leader?

    Broken democracy- where national leaders are drawn from the political class and not the general community. The latter was the original idea in the US and probably here too.

  176. Nick says:

    Staging an anti-homophobia rally in modern day Sydney, is like an anti-semetic rally in Israel. Today the problem is hetrophobia.

    Once the cry was about equality, now it’s about highlighting being ‘different’

  177. egg_ says:

    How in the world did we do to end up with this moron as our national leader?

    He obviously thinks he’s a genius, in the Trumble mould.

  178. Leigh Lowe says:

    Terry Pedersen says:

    March 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    And it didn’t have to be within his portfolio for the PM in Exile to stick his oar in.

    PMs and former PMs have a watching brief over all portfolios. They can, and often do, “stick their oar in

    Pity your reading comprehension skills are at Window Licker 1 level Googlery.
    The reference to “PM in Exile” meant he wasn’t PM.
    Get it?
    As Comms Minister he was sidling up to Q&A tp talk about everything from asylum shoppers to Medicare.

  179. miltonf says:

    What was that business with Stan Howard and John Howard changing the law? Is that true?

  180. Farmer Gez says:

    Joanna Smythe says:
    March 6, 2021 at 3:46 pm
    Farmer Gez, so are you saying I’m not entitled to free speech, I’m not entitled to express an opinion and only Annie is entitled to express that sort of opinion. I thought that’s what all this cancel culture was about. At least I know where you stand.

    It was a joke Joyce.
    The wall is painted and the painter is about to get plastered

  181. Gab says:

    Their ABC, protecting ped o plies is their first concern.

    https://twitter.com/MatthewRDenholm/status/1367779703826739209

  182. Terry Pedersen says:

    PM in Exile

    Your title for him is meaningless. Point Piper is still part of Australia, and unless he is actually sent to exile he remains a former or ex PM forever.

    And stop shouting.

  183. MatrixTransform says:

    is “Fuck off”

    and also, I don’t care about the shit in you head.

  184. Dr Faustus says:

    Point Piper is still part of Australia, and unless he is actually sent to exile he remains a former or ex PM forever.

    Shirley if he was sent to exile he would still be either a former, or ex PM.

  185. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Lizzie

    The bath didn’t even exist apparently, plus the covering note from her family saying she made things up.

    It’s over. Porter is exonerated.

    Yes I’d already mentioned those factors, Dot.
    Just exploring what nonsense the rambling so-called memories of rope in a bath full of water really were when looked at logistically. I’ve never seen the movie nor read the book of ‘Last Tango in Paris’ but from a comment above it sounds as though it might have provided a template for someone’s fervid imagination about anal rope in a bath.

    Look, I cannot ever look another unwanted Christmas present of soap on a rope in the eye again, after all of this Catallaxy terminological dissembling.

    One of the worst things about this whole media frenzy and beat up in this woke rope case is how badly her poor parents must be hurting. My heart goes out to them. It is very hard being the parent of someone dissociating and going round the twist with suicidal ideation and then to see them being horrifically used by a rampaging interest group of loony psychologists peddling false ‘cures’ and a media pack baying for political blood.

  186. H B Bear says:

    What was that business with Stan Howard and John Howard changing the law? Is that true?

    Can’t remember its name. Stan send something to the wall and it ended up with the Cth guaranteeing employee entitlements in the case of insolvency.

  187. Farmer Gez says:

    Trumble III

    ‘A bath, a bath, my kingdom for a bath.’

  188. MatrixTransform says:

    trying not to get pregnant by using the rhythm method

    possibly the reason my kids are all very musical

  189. bespoke says:

    Gab says:
    March 6, 2021 at 5:21 pm
    Their ABC, protecting ped o plies is their first concern.

    Someone said earlier it’s a slide to normalization.

  190. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Point Piper is still part of Australia

    I wouldn’t mind if someone cut it off. That’s a terrible right hand turn into the Point Piper Peninsula, with no filter lane on it, as you come down along Rose Bay on New South Head Road. It mucks up the traffic flow from Vaucluse in the mornings when I am in a hurry to get to my dance class in Double Bay.

    Ban cars in and out of Point Piper. Let them walk. They’re mostly Greenies.

  191. kaysee says:

    GPs [UK] to prescribe DIETS for more than 700,000 people
    after report finds nine out of ten global Covid deaths happened in countries with high obesity rates

    World Obesity Federation [WOF] research found Covid deaths have been 10 times higher in countries where at least half of adults are overweight, and they have accounted for a staggering 90 per cent of global deaths.

    Thousands of lives may have been saved if the population was slimmer, experts said, and lockdown measures may not have needed to be as drastic if people were not as fat and had a lower risk of ending up in hospital.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson: ‘Being overweight increases the risk of becoming ill with Covid. If we all do our bit, we can reduce our own health risks – but also help take pressure off the NHS.’

    WOF study

    Impose vaccines and lockdowns for the overweight only.
    Let the other peoples go free?

  192. min says:

    According to the Australian , her diary said that the relationship lasted for 8 years after that night . I am wondering how a school girl in one State and Uni student in another State managed that .

  193. Dot says:

    Kangaroo Shit for Brains has really given Porter enough rope to end him legally and financially.

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    No, seriously. How stupid is this man? Hasn’t he seen what happens when you get a professional grievance promoter to conduct an enquiry into their pet subject? Hasn’t he noticed what happened to the SAS? What about Eddie McGuire?

    I couldn’t agree more. Should have appointed an Archbishop.

    I’m serious. Why not? Serve the lefties right for creating such a fuss.
    And he (not she please) would do a much better job of it too.

  195. Ed Case says:

    ***No, seriously. How stupid is this man? ***
    He ain’t stupid
    ***Hasn’t he seen what happens when you get a professional grievance promoter to conduct an enquiry into their pet subject? Hasn’t he noticed what happened to the SAS? What about Eddie McGuire?***
    Eddie McGuire is a good example of being too smart by half..
    Someone’s “advised” him to appoint Labor Friendly Larissa Behrendt to head the Inquiry.
    Eddie should ring that person to say “Thanks, pal”.
    That’s assuming the person is still taking calls from Eddie.
    What Eddie shoulda done is appointed someone strict with no history of Labor ties.
    Then, if they brought down an adverse report, he coulda challenged it for Bias and called for a second opinion.
    Scotty has done what McGuire shoulda.

    He was fucked from the m0ment he appointed Behrendt.

  196. H B Bear says:

    Lizzie – sounds like a problem for the Driver. I must ask him.

  197. Steve trickler says:

    Fleccas Talks via rumble. 22:54

    The madness continues.
    Some fine editing here from the big bloke.👍

    THIS WEEK IN CULTURE #34

  198. Ed Case says:

    ***I am wondering how a school girl in one State and Uni student in another State managed that .***
    She hade either skipped a Grade or started Primary School
    while she was still 4 [d.o.b.: 3/2/71].
    Thus, both she and Porter finished High School in 1987 and commenced University in 1988.

  199. MatrixTransform says:

    endless embedding

    what?

    no embed?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NTrwrfI-X4&t=5s

  200. MatrixTransform says:

    dammit!

  201. bespoke says:

    He!

  202. Nick says:

    I hope an Anzac Day March isn’t canned yet assorted Mardi Gras discontent can march.

  203. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Oh dear. In place of a Tim-Tam I’m having half a banana and a plum just now for arvo tea. Prolly still too much for saving Medicare so lucky that our private insurance does that.

    I am working on a concept of ‘healthy overweight’ as a psychological defense.
    It will be the next big thing (pun intended).

  204. Rockdoctor says:

    Dot, Shane Dowling has been defaming Judges that don’t agree with him for a while. Kerry Stokes as well. He is getting more unhinged as time goes on, IMO apart from Stokes they just ignore his rantings like everyone else does of those of the tin foil variety…

    The dude apparently is a lawyer so wouldn’t be surprised if he has himself structured so any lawsuit would be worthless to the winner.

  205. H B Bear says:

    I hope an Anzac Day March isn’t canned yet assorted Mardi Gras discontent can march.

    This virus behaves in strange ways. Especially these new strains.

  206. MatrixTransform says:

    Thus, both she and Porter finished High School in 1987 and commenced University in 1988.

    or she was from the future and went back in time
    and he was from the past and went forward
    then they met at the nexus of woke
    unfortunately she forgot she remembered
    and he didn’t know he already knew what she forgot

    so here we are

    lucky they didn’t have kids

  207. H B Bear says:

    The dude apparently is a lawyer so wouldn’t be surprised if he has himself structured so any lawsuit would be worthless to the winner.

    Not to mention self represented which keeps costs down.

  208. Old School Conservative says:

    As if there weren’t enough controversies at the moment, an old one pops up.

    Almost 40 years after the exposure of a web of corruption and influence-peddling within NSW courts, new evidence has emerged that could have fundamentally changed the royal commission findings into the personal involvement of the then premier Neville Wran.

    The sworn evidence of two former police prosecutors directly contradicts the key finding of the 1983 Wran royal commission that there was only a passing relationship between the premier and then NSW Rugby League chief Kevin Humphreys, who was charged with embezzlement.

    “This new information seemingly indicates that Wran had a personal interest in seeing to it that the Humphreys charges be dismissed. It is consistent with the allegations Wran rang Farquhar at 9.30am on 11 August, 1977, to ask that Humphreys not be committed for trial. In which case, if this evidence is reliable, Wran escaped being charged for his involvement.” Clarrie Briese, at The Oz.

  209. egg_ says:

    Is Ed Case pulling an Old Ozzie with the emboldening?

    Calls for embedded videos.

  210. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    jokes on you…

    California to allow theme parks like Disneyland to reopen April 1 | ABC7

  211. miltonf says:

    Thanks HBBear

  212. Nick says:

    Meghan Markle. What a waste of a human being.

  213. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Lizzie – sounds like a problem for the Driver. I must ask him.

    Sexist!!!

    😀

  214. Dr Faustus says:

    No, seriously. How stupid is this man? Hasn’t he seen what happens when you get a professional grievance promoter to conduct an enquiry into their pet subject?

    The problem will be the spillover into real life.

    Government Senate leader Simon Birmingham has been working across political parties to decide the terms of reference for the review.

    “The parliament of Australia should set the standard for the nation,” he told reporters in Adelaide on Friday.

    Translation: Don’t expect the denizens of the Canberra cesspit to eat all the shit sandwiches themselves.

  215. Bruce says:

    Bar Beach Swimmer posted:

    ” Carpe, I distinctly remember Muddy was after a word in which, initially, the prey was attracted – almost mesmerised – but then was ravenously devoured. ”

    “Angler-fished?

  216. Ed Case says:

    Last Tango in Paris was released in 1973 and had a short run in Australian theatres.
    It never made it onto the Art Theatre circuit that I remember, probably because it was crap.
    Unlikely she ever got to see it.
    Had she heard of it?
    That’s more likely, since the only thing the film was remembered for is Brando
    reaming Maria Schneider for real on screen and getting pegged by her [also for real].

  217. mh says:

    The Age

    Gender equality
    ‘Will you marry her?’ Fury in India over chief justice’s rape case remarks
    More than 4,000 women signed the letter demanding the chief justice’s resignation after he he told a man accused of raping a 16-year-old he should marry her.

  218. calli says:

    Demmo in Oxford Street regardless of being “allowed” to use the Cricket Ground.

    Still no singing (unless masked) in churches though.

    Maybe we should all wear spiked collars tomorrow and claim discrimination.

  219. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Once the cry was about equality, now it’s about highlighting being ‘different’

    no, now it’s about “equity”, never has a word so flaccid, been foisted on so many

  220. MatrixTransform says:

    anybody else been watching Super Store on Foxtel?

    …finding it pretty damn funny

  221. calli says:

    And there was no socialist distancing either. No Karens* at Mardi Gras!

    * unless there’s a spangled Karen Covid Marshall outfit. With spandex and sequins.

  222. Snoopy says:

    Last Tango in Paris was released in 1973 and had a short run in Australian theatres.
    It never made it onto the Art Theatre circuit that I remember, probably because it was crap.
    Unlikely she ever got to see it.

    VHS, DVD, SBS, Cable?

  223. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Had she heard of it?

    Maybe not.
    But whoever put the idea into her head or wrote her complaint might have.
    It is not unknown in alphabet circles and the left in general.
    I’d heard of it in my lefty days. Ver’ trendy, it was then.

  224. Dot says:

    I blame Gore Vidal for everything.

  225. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    More than 4,000 women signed the letter demanding the chief justice’s resignation after he he told a man accused of raping a 16-year-old he should marry her.

    Well, I guess at least it is an improvement over the Pakistani familial habit of slitting the girl’s throat.

    Baby steps in these backward cultures.

  226. Ed Case says:

    ***VHS, DVD, SBS, Cable?***
    Cable perhaps?
    It wasn’t much of a film, possibly on youtube.
    One funny part, at the start, Brando’s wife has just suicided, he’s returned home to the flats following the Funeral and her boyfriend is doing chin ups from the transom.
    Brando asks him “What did she ever see in you?”
    A question for the Ages.

  227. rickw says:

    No, seriously. How stupid is this man? Hasn’t he seen what happens when you get a professional grievance promoter to conduct an enquiry into their pet subject? Hasn’t he noticed what happened to the SAS? What about Eddie McGuire?

    Scumo is adaptable. Regardless of the situation, he can manage to be as dumb as a house brick with the appearance to match.

  228. Steve trickler says:

    Thank the algo for this. 0:54

    The Most Remarkable Shot In Snooker History

  229. kaysee says:

    Muddy says:
    March 5, 2021 at 10:37 pm
    My point is that President Trump’s role was to provide us (however you choose to define ‘us’) with a brief distraction while we regrouped and came up with another set of tactics. Instead, the brave warrior band stood back, chewed their cuds, and put all their hopes in Trumpvald the Destroyer, because they couldn’t be fecked coming up with a different plan.

    The problem those on the Conservative/Centre-right face is the lack of leaders with the courage to stand up to the swamp.

    Trump stepped in and won. Had there been no fraud, Trump would have been back for another four years. I think that was the expectation, and there was no Plan B in place.

    Hindsight is always wonderful. It now appears that not all those in Trump’s inner circle of advisers were patriots. He was being given poor advice – there were traitors in some important positions who should have been sacked. They should have been better prepared for the fraud. There were patriots who were blocked from meeting Trump.

    With fair elections, Republicans should take House and Senate in 2022. The big problem now is the HR1. Will it pass the Senate? If yes, it is going to be 2020 Election Fraud x 10.

  230. Delta A says:

    The Most Remarkable Shot In Snooker History

    Steve T, I did (almost) exactly that shot 30 years ago on my father’s pool table in his shed. ‘Cept it didn’t go in.

    But for a hair’s width, I could’ve been fantastic.

    Sigh.

  231. kaysee says:

    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks to LifeSite at CPAC 2021
    about cancel culture and Big Tech tyranny

    He has set up his TV site to provide further tips on how to deal with the above.

  232. 1735099 says:

    Trump stepped in and won. Had there been no fraud, Trump would have been back for another four years. I think that was the expectation, and there was no Plan B in place.

    There was no fraud.
    Trump did not win.
    Those who believe this are the same kinds of useful idiots who believe the Qanon conspiracies.

  233. There was no fraud.
    Trump did not win.
    Those who believe this are the same kinds of useful idiots who believe the Qanon conspiracies.

    Obviously, Trump didn’t offer enough salary.

  234. MatrixTransform says:

    the same kinds of useful idiots

    theTard’s got hold of it’s nano-aggressive stick again

    ad hom … phht!

  235. Roger says:

    There was no fraud.

    Is that just your opinion or are a qualified forensic psephologist with unrestricted access to the election data?

  236. Roger says:

    That’s a rhetorical questiion, btw.

  237. Farmer Gez says:

    Thus, both she and Porter finished High School in 1987 and commenced University in 1988.

    She turned sixteen at the start of 87. Year twelve at sixteen, unlikely.

  238. Dave in Marybrook says:

    You know numbers, having heard that from the media over the last three months I know that it’s true.
    But now, having you say it… I dunno. I’m beginning to doubt myself.
    Very discombobulating. It would take a massive fraud, an alliance between the Dems and big tech at the very least… very improbable, but the way you say it… I suppose it is possible
    Maybe… maybe… Trump did win…

  239. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    A poor cuddlee li’l kitty kat after it’s just heard the nooze about JC’s plan to eliminate them all … 😾

  240. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    There was no fraud.

    War is Peace
    Freedom is Slavery
    Ignorance is Strength

    The third might be getting a run this evening.
    Also another one: Fraud is Fortifying

  241. 1735099 says:

    Is that just your opinion or are a qualified forensic psephologist with unrestricted access to the election data?

    It’s not my opinion.
    It’s historical fact.
    Trump continues to behave in exactly the same way as the generals in Myanmar.
    Fortunately, the USA has the courts, the judiciary, and the state legislatures to hold him in check.

  242. Roger says:

    Er…I said it was a rhetorical question, Bob.

    Ergo…I neither expect nor desire an answer.

  243. Makka says:

    Trump continues to behave in exactly the same way as the generals in Myanmar.

    Lord, you’re a fkg ning nong. No wonder they put you back behind the wire. Who in their right mind would want a clown like you to back him up?

  244. Muddy says:

    kaysee says:
    March 6, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    The problem with conservatives is that we seek others to be both the leaders AND the followers. A multi-tool saviour allows us to sit back, buff our nails, and emote about how the world is going to wrack and ruin, and it’s about time someone did something, somewhere, somehow.

    Meanwhile, the people we deride and ridicule are out there actually smashing the place, and us.

    But yes, let’s continue doing the same things, having the same expectations of others, and hallucinating about the same desired outcomes. Because magic happens, right?

    Bloody heck. I’m becoming arkified.

  245. Mater says:

    Lord, you’re a fkg ning nong. No wonder they put you back behind the wire. Who in their right mind would want a clown like you to back him up?

    That’s why his nickname was 180.
    Always heading in the exact wrong direction (geographically and, I suspect, politically).

    173509924 May 2011 at 07:03
    My nickname is one eighty because I have a tendency to head in the opposite direction to the correct one.
    I can count though – so was given a sheep-counter to count paces for navigation in Vietnam.

  246. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Trump continues to behave in exactly the same way as the generals in Myanmar.”

    The generals have Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. I’m pretty sure Donald Trump never put Biden and Harris under house arrest.

    You’re such a moron. Go to bed racist.

Comments are closed.