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Kerri-Anne Says Climate Protesters Should Be Used As ‘Speed Bumps’

October 9, 2019

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Australiana “icon” and banal self-entitled daytime chat show host Kerri-Anne Kennerley (aka KAK) has slammed Extinction Rebellion activists for blocking cities nationwide, saying ‘moron’ protesters should be jailed and ‘forget to feed them’.

On Wednesday, the discussion between the so-called “Studio 10 panel” consisting of an amalgam of rich white people, turned their bitter entitled pursed lips to the Extinction Rebellion protests currently taking place across the nation.

Around 100 people were arrested this week during protests staged in Australian main capital centres.

In Queensland, protesters could face jail time under the new laws floated by the State Labor government.

When asked by Channel 10 host Sarah Harris if the measures were “too extreme”, Kennerley said she felt this wouldn’t be enough.

“Personally, I would leave them all super glued to wherever they do it, like forever … the guy hanging from the Storey Bridge. Why send emergency services to look after, or get a moron down? Leave him there until he gets himself out,” she said.

“No emergency services should help them, nobody should do anything, leave them there, and you just put little witches hats around them, or use them as a speed bump.”

Harris put her head in her hands, saying “you’re going to get us into trouble!”

“Is that wrong?” Kennerley said, down the barrel of the camera.

At the end of the show, the hosts addressed the comments, with Harris saying “you were obviously not inciting violence, it was a joke.”

“Heavens no,” Kennerley replied.

Harris continued to say “you were speaking in hyperbole.”

“I was speaking like you said,” Kennerley said.

Network 10 said in a statement that Kennerley’s words were “said in jest”.

“Kerri-Anne confirmed that she was indeed speaking in hyperbole and her words were clearly a joke. There was no intent to cause offence.

Over the past few days, Studio 10 has extensively addressed a range of opinions on this subject,” a spokesperson said.

When host Joe Hildebrand suggested that activists should “come up with a protest that lasts longer than this show,” Kennerley jumped in again.

“Why don’t all you extremists go to China or Saudi Arabia and do it?”

“That’s my idea,” she said.

“If we stop doing anything to harm the environment in Australia, makes no difference. Do it where it is going to count, which is number one China, number two India, number three America. Go and do it over there.”

She’s really just a bit of a fucking mole isn’t she.

 

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AFL Grand Final Footy Preview with ToM

September 26, 2019
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Here is our annual tradition – a Grand Final Footy Preview from ToM!

It’s that time of year again!

The  relentlessly unrelenting competition, the pressure to perform and the fierce criticism of… the armchair critics.

Yes, the Brownlow Medal was on Monday night.

As a spectacle, it didn’t live up to expectations.

It seems that Donald Trump has set a new standard in the most alluring shade of fake tan and carefully coiffed hair. The skin tone of the WAGS appeared pale in comparison to Trump, and his orange skin is even brighter than the colour used on the Giant’s jersey.

WAGS need to remember that there is no such thing as too much fake orange/bronze tanning lotion.

But my main complaint about the Brownlow is that there were no diamonte encrusted g-strings, no frocks held together with safety pins, and no visible flabby backs.

It didn’t live up to the rich traditions of the night. Don’t these WAGS want to be on a reality or home renovation TV show? Don’t they know how to become famous?

There is also a football game on Saturday.

Previously, I have tipped on the basis of good taste, and therefore picking a winner is a serious conundrum this time.

Bogans or thugs? A fake and transplanted creation of the AFL, or a club that has plundered the talent of the fake creations?

The Giant’s Toby Green and Shane Mumford set a great example for the young, Green with the way he applies eye treatment to his opponents and Mumford – filmed, apparently putting icing sugar up his nose.

That’s how they prefer their role models in western Sydney.

On balance, Richmond has a proud history of sound corporate governance, stretching back to the time Alan Bond was President, and that should get them over the line.

Go tigers!

 

 

‘Robodebt’ Class Action Lawsuit could bring down the Coalition Government!

September 17, 2019

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The Coalition government has is in full-blown panic mode following the shock announcement that Melbourne based law firm Gordon Legal is launching a class action lawsuit against the Federal Government over its so-called “robodebt” scheme.

UNLAWFUL CONDUCT!

Peter Gordon, a senior partner at the law firm, said the collection of money based solely on a computer algorithm was unlawful.

“We’ll allege that to simply collect money from hundreds of thousands of people by the simplistic application of an imperfect computer algorithm is wrong.”

“We think that before the Government docked the pensions or took the tax refunds of widows and carers and aged pensioners it needed to have better evidence, it needed to consider each case individually.”

Mr Gordon said he expected up to 160,000 people could fall under the class action, and the action would seek both repayment of falsely claimed debts and compensation for affected people.

He said the system had unlawfully taken tens of millions of dollars from Australians, and he was “comfortably satisfied” the suit met the requirements of a class action.

“Not every case needs to be exactly the same. They only have to be roughly similar,” he said.

The Federal Government Minister responsible for the scheme Stuart Robert is so far ‘missing in action’ but is no stranger to controversy.

Last year, the former Assistant Treasurer was forced to repay $37,975 in ‘residential internet fees’ he had claimed as ministerial expenses.

At the time, Robert claimed that he had “connectivity” issues despite his semi-rural home being located approximately 15km from the heart of Surfers Paradise.

He claimed a total of $62,814.52 for his residential internet costs, and while these costs were consistently high, there was a noticeable and significant spike in Robert’s residential internet expenses in 2016.

This spike prompted speculation about the reason for his high residential internet costs. Around the same time, coincidentally, the church where Robert and his family worship, METRO Pentecostal Church on the Gold Coast, launched their Christian TV streaming service.

In 2012, Robert delivered a speech to Parliament that had sections of it written by a lobbyist for Gold Coast property developer Sunland.

The following year, he and his wife were gifted gold Rolex watches, valued at $50,000 each from a Chinese billionaire businessman.

 

 

Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic condemned to prison as a sex offender

August 21, 2019

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George Pell will remain behind bars after his appeal against a conviction for sexually abusing two choirboys was dismissed by the Victorian Court of Appeal.

  • Pell slumped in his chair and blankly looked into space on hearing the ruling
  • Pell’s haters could be heard cheering outside the court house amid celebrations
  • The disgraced Cardinal had previously compared himself to Jesus suffering persecution through the trial
  • Pell’s actions in the prison dock showed a defeated man contemplating his fate behind bars

The court in a two-to-one decision on Wednesday upheld the original conviction, meaning Australia’s most senior Catholic official must serve out his six-year sentence with a non-parole period of three years and eight months.

On hearing the decision after the 15 second delay, a loud cheer could be heard from outside the Supreme Court where Pell’s detractors had congregated.

After the judgement was read out, Pell – wearing his priestly robes for likely the last ever time – was escorted to a prisoner transport van and taken back to jail.

He had waited for this moment for nine long weeks.

In legal circles, such a wait usually indicates the kiss of death.

Innocent men are not made to wait in jail for such lengthy periods while judges make their decisions on their fate.

And at the end of the day, the cunt lost.

 

 

Half of us are financially rooted, new report

August 12, 2019

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From the files of “news that surprises no one,” a new report has found that almost half of all Australian households spend their entire monthly income, while one in five don’t feel confident they could raise $3000 in an emergency.

The ME Bank ‘six monthly survey of financial comfort’ report found that stagnant wages were leaving many Australians struggling to cover day-to-day bills.

The euphemistically titled ‘financial comfort’ indicator of full and part-time workers has seen a steep decline since February, with just a third of households reporting an increase in annual income over the past 12 months.

One in every two Australians also felt it would be difficult to find a new job, which is the highest number recorded since late 2016.

“It’s clear from the latest report that there are increased concerns around job availability and underemployment,” ME consulting economist Jeff Oughton said.

The report also revealed a decline in comfort levels from homeowners with a mortgage and renters.

“It’s evident that despite the latest monetary policy changes, there remains high levels of housing debt worry and actual payment stress among Australians,” he said.

“The number of households contributing more than 30 per cent of their disposable income towards paying off a mortgage has remained steady at about 43 per cent, while the corresponding figure for renters has risen to 62 per cent – partly reversing the improvement reported in the previous two surveys.”

Financial comfort only increased in high-income households with more than $200,000 in income a year and for those with more than $1 million in their superannuation.

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has called for state and federal governments to lift wages for public servants, which accounts for a third of the nation’s workforce, arguing it would stimulate growth across the broader economy.

The government has since shutdown the proposal such a move would have negative repercussions on keeping the budget in surplus.

Nine finance editor Ross Greenwood said the RBA is also calling for more jobs to be created as a possible solution to ease concerns.

“They believe if more people are in work, there is more competition, so wages will rise,” he said.

The “rest of Australia” responded with a hearty chuckle.

 

Frankly, George Calombaris is really just a bit of cunt.

August 1, 2019

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He’s the poor little Greek boy who hit the big time and made millions from his reputation as a restaurateur and television personality.

However, his reputation has since been dragged through the proverbial gutter after it was revealed that he had underpaid his 500 employees to the tune of 7.83 million dollars.

George Calombaris appeared on the ABC’s flagship current affairs program “730” last night to explain that it was “an honest mistake,” wasn’t intentional, and that he “didn’t know anything about it.”

His performance has been widely slammed as a “desperate PR stunt,” and shameless attempt to rescue his rapidly unravelling reputation and professional standing.

In an industry that is widely regarded as paying the lowest levels of remuneration at the best of times, and demands of its workers – long hours, often poor conditions and arduous work – ripping them off by failing to pay overtime or other penalty rates is quite possibly the worst of the worst.

But of course, Calombaris would no doubt assume that some lowly apprentice chef or kitchenhand would so relish the opportunity to work alongside his magnificent ego that payment in monetary terms would seem so woefully inadequate and unnecessary by comparison.

In George’s defence, who amongst us hasn’t noticed a spare 8 million dollars sitting in our bank account that we would have otherwise thought would have been allocated towards entirely expected and predictable business expenses? It’s an easy mistake to make, and one that George misguidedly assumed everyone would believe. He even threw in some tears for good measure.

Let’s not forget, this is the same George Calombaris who in 2012 slammed the Fair Work Act for instituting penalty rates for restaurant staff, claiming they were “uneconomical” for small businesses.

He complained that some of his restaurants were unprofitable on a Sunday because he was required to pay staff up to $40 an hour. He is quoted to have said:

“The problem is that wages on public holidays and weekends greatly exceed the opportunity for profit – it’s not like they’ve had to go to uni for 15 years.”

In that same year, Calombaris moved from a $740,000 Victorian terrace in Fitzroy North to a $2.7 million house in Toorak.

He then upgraded again in 2013, buying another Toorak property for $4.75 million.

Nevertheless, it seems that people have already made up their minds about George Calombaris and don’t like what they see.

From picking a fight with a spectator at a football match, to ripping off his staff, to now begging people to eat at his restaurants, it appears the ego has finally landed.

Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

 

It’s all going to Hell in a hand basket! (or is it?)

July 11, 2019

 

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So I was thinking we could talk about something sensible for a change (and see how long it lasts).

The word on the street is that the Australian share market is due for a correction with some pundits claiming it could be as much as 10 or 20%. Given that most of your are capitalistic pigs conscientious investors, I’d be interested to know whether you think there is an element of truth in this, or is it just bullshit.

Surely, the so-called “fundamentals” of the Australian economy are looking shaky, with the RBA practically begging the government to bring forward infrastructure spending in order to spark up Australia’s languishing economy which is spluttering along on life support.

Consumer and business confidence is in the doldrums, interest rates are at record lows, retail is technically in recession and the construction industry is predicting mass layoffs as the housing market continues to struggle.

Yet the ASX continues to climb. Something has to give, or does it..?

 

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