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Rostrum: Special Stralya Day Edition!

January 25, 2013

Hello and good afternoon!

Welcome to our special Stralya Day edition.  Now doubt you lot will be getting pissed.

I thought it would be nice to share some comedy clips…

Whaddaya reckon…?

Here’s one of my favourites…

 

 

 

 

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59 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2013 4:42 pm

    TB’s back performing again…!

  2. January 25, 2013 10:25 pm

    OI!OI!OI!

  3. January 26, 2013 1:13 am

    fcuk straya day!

    If I wasn’t working I’d torch (another) tablecloth…

  4. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 27, 2013 12:55 pm

    Ita is ‘Australian of the Year’

    WTF has she done. Or Geoffrey Rush last year for that matter.

    Maybe the should be a TV reality show – ‘Celebrity Australian of the Year’. Their prize could be a parliamentary seat with the party of their choice.

    A possible starting line up-
    *Danii Minogue – National Party
    *Ron Barassi – Liberals
    *Pat Cash – ALP
    *Cory Worthington – Greens

  5. January 27, 2013 1:09 pm

    “WTF has she done”

    That’s what I asked a friend on Facebook, who was busily congratulation Ita for “all the work she’s done…”

    I asked “what, to her face…?”

  6. January 27, 2013 1:11 pm

    ‘Celebrity Australian of the Year’

    Excellent idea Tom…

    On another note…

    On a scale of one to Bindi Irwin, just how fkn annoying is Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young…??

  7. January 27, 2013 1:28 pm

    SHY is getting quite close to the `bindi` end of the scale

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    January 27, 2013 3:43 pm

    TB’s back performing again…!

    Yep in more ways than one! 😉

    Must get one of them golden cross necklaces though … Jeeeesus! 😯

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    January 27, 2013 3:47 pm

    That’s what I asked a friend on Facebook, who was busily congratulation Ita for “all the work she’s done…”

    She’s the President of … mmm … I know what it is … mmmm … fk it! … memory thingy … don’t tell me … ya know when youse forget stuff … Schwartzeneggers …Australia …

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    January 27, 2013 3:49 pm

    Yeah that’s it, Alzheimer’s … I knew it was Swiss … 🙂

  11. TB Queensland permalink
    January 27, 2013 3:56 pm

    We’re just sitting around waiting for the tornados (tornadoes?) … the neighbours are in Caloundra, been there since last Wednesday … ???? … so guess who’s looking after their swimming pool?

    Yep, The Minister … over there as I peck the keyboard …

    We expected them back on Saturday … the warnings have been coming thick and fast… first one on Thursday night at 11:30 pm, on my home phone – I almost fell out of bed – I only expect bad news at that time of life!

    The “illogic” of some people astounds me … why would you stay up the coast a couple of hours away during some of the worst weather we’ve seen this year?

  12. January 27, 2013 4:35 pm

    Me either TB, same for all those other disasters too, like bush-fires

  13. el gordo permalink
    January 28, 2013 7:53 am

    Natural climate change is terrifying and costly, although I hasten to add that humans (with their large brains and mobility) are good at ‘adaptation’.

  14. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 28, 2013 11:01 am

    In The Age today there’s an article about people whinging about a pub that has banned children. They kicked a woman out for turning up with a baby. It was a work farewell.

    Now ‘everyone’ is upset.

    If a business wants to set itself up as a place where adults turn up without screaming children, what’s the problem?

    Does every pub, restaurant have to be a variation on a single (‘family friendly’) theme?

    Send families to McDonalds. Let adults eat & drink without children running rampant.

  15. TB Queensland permalink
    January 28, 2013 11:10 am

    Send families to McDonalds. Let adults eat & drink without children running rampant.

    Yep! And ban ’em from Gold Class cinemas too (as they were originally!)

    I’m a grandfather, that means I also brought up kids (now adults) …

    … these days I like a bit “grown up” space too … misbehaving kids is one reason we rarely eat out these days – poor food, lousy service, shocking hygiene and exorbitant price structures (including corkage and cakeage) are the others … 😦

    Winter is coming …

  16. el gordo permalink
    January 28, 2013 12:01 pm

    Tony Abbott comes out with positive spin.

    “One of the things that makes me so proud is the way the candidates this great party is putting up for election in 2013 represent the diversity of our country.

    “We’ve got teachers, we’ve got nurses, we’ve got doctors, we’ve got small business people, we’ve got farmers, we’ve got a publican, no sinners but we have publicans.”

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/abbott-rallies-the-troops-in-sydney-20130127-2dekd.html#ixzz2JE8ModjW

  17. TB Queensland permalink
    January 28, 2013 12:32 pm

    ” … we’ve got a publican, no sinners but we have publicans.”

    Yeah, very “positive” … FMD … which church do you belong to, egg?

  18. January 28, 2013 1:44 pm

    “misbehaving kids is one reason we rarely eat out these days – poor food, lousy service, shocking hygiene”

    You might find eating out more enjoyable if you tried some places other than just Red Rooster and Sizzler….

    Just sayin’ 😉

  19. January 28, 2013 2:18 pm

    humans (with their large brains and mobility) are good at ‘adaptation’.
    =
    actually gordo, that`s a bit of science l tend to `doubt`

  20. January 28, 2013 2:46 pm

    Mr-Rabbit-says
    We are a pretty normal family with a mortgage, with bills. We’ve struggled with the school fees, we’ve struggled with the hospital bills and yes, it’s easier now
    http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/abbott-rallies-the-troops-in-sydney-20130127-2dekd.html#ixzz2JE8ModjW
    =
    Yeah sure. lt must be a real struggle on pay-packet`s that are multiples of the rest of us. Better go cry to Macklin.

  21. TB Queensland permalink
    January 28, 2013 3:47 pm

    >>> Red Rooster and Sizzler…. <<<<<

    Why do people judge others based on their own habits???

    On the same subject though … I haven't eaten at Sizzler since I asked for a clean plate after checking a stack of six! The seventh they brought out was even worse! Walked out — money refunded — never been back — well over 20 years ago …

  22. TB Queensland permalink
    January 28, 2013 8:44 pm

    Earlier, Premier Campbell Newman said houses could be swept away by the fast-flowing river.

    Is Noddy Newman:

    1) A drama queen?

    2) A Fuckwit™?

    3) A Dickwit®?

    4) Out of his depth?

    I’m starting to compare Noddy Newman’s performance in this flood drama with, Anna bLie’s … and my own observations show him sadly wanting … floundering … struggling with info … no empathy/sympathy and imaging as the dictator … rather than a democratic leader … that’s based on the odd one or two times he’s been on TV …

  23. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 29, 2013 9:04 am

    Hyacinth the Hairdresser – “We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your prostate, so make sure you go and do that, and perhaps look for a small Asian female doctor is probably the best way,”

    Our Julia certainly knows how to choose quality!

    (Bogans are running the joint)

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/pms-partner-lashed-for-tasteless-prostate-joke-20130129-2dhk1.html#ixzz2JJF3BRuN

  24. el gordo permalink
    January 29, 2013 2:35 pm

    ‘JWS researcher John Scales told ABC radio they polled 3350 people across 54 marginal seats.

    “Overall there is a swing against Labor of over five per cent,” he said.

    ‘He said allegations against former NSW Labor powerbrokers being examined at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) were damaging Labor’s prospects of retaining marginal federal seats.’

    AAP

  25. January 29, 2013 2:44 pm

    NSW Labor powerbrokers being examined
    =
    do they hold seats?
    if so, which ones?
    who are the so-called power-brokers?
    more 4-estate pap?

  26. TB Queensland permalink
    January 29, 2013 4:12 pm

    I notice the burble about Queensland Federal ALP seats being wiped off the map has slowly dwindled away … Noddy really has worked his magic in the Sunshine State in such a short time … JBP’d be rolling in the detritus of his grave … I hope!

  27. January 29, 2013 5:17 pm

    Yes TB, l heard that too, and it`s a similar story in Victoria. Nsw seems to be slowly heading that way but Nsw is such a political mess its much harder to get a direction on.
    (but that won`t stop teabags spouting nonsense for next 6 months)

  28. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 29, 2013 5:25 pm

    “…………but Nsw is such a political mess its much harder to get a direction on…………”

    Really…………….?

    Not according to the last opinion poll. But hey…………….dont let reality interfere with your posts 7:30

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-03/nsw-labor-struggling-to-win-over-voters/4451070

  29. January 29, 2013 5:45 pm

    fascinating jock shock, you now want a federal election to be decided on a state poll, you missed the point big time on this one, by the way, the noise-polls are bullshit distractions designed for simple embedded-media types

  30. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 29, 2013 5:56 pm

    Yeah………..whatever “7:30 Fairyland”

    So what exactly did you mean here when TB is talking about Noddy and JBP ?

    “l heard that too, and it`s a similar story in Victoria. Nsw seems to be slowly heading that way but Nsw is such a political mess”- 7:30

    If anyone is turning on the Vaudeville act it would be you in the manner in which you commented on State politics and when challenged on it you quickly claim you are talking about Federal stuff.

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    January 29, 2013 6:07 pm

    Here’s one I predicted earlier — about four years ago!@!!

    http://www.news.com.au/business/companies/adelaide-court-declares-former-abc-founder-eddy-groves-bankrupt/story-fnda1bsz-1226564411714

    Karma?

  32. el gordo permalink
    January 29, 2013 6:26 pm

    There’s talk that a rail link will be constructed across the top end… its only a matter of time.

    http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/can-we-build-a-$50-billion-link-between-qld-coal-a

  33. January 29, 2013 6:42 pm

    l really can`t see Victoria and Queensland voters lining up federally for more slash an burn. Mr-Rabbits so-called gains seem to be evaporating, or as gordo calls it `mass-migration`

  34. January 29, 2013 6:57 pm

    You are too quick to Guzzle, if you bothered to scroll-up and follow todays lesson, you would have learned from uncle-TB ..
    I notice the burble about Queensland Federal ALP seats being wiped off the map has slowly dwindled away

  35. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 29, 2013 6:58 pm

    Floods Of Fiscal Nonsense

    http://newmatilda.com/2013/01/29/floods-fiscal-nonsense

    …”Our Plan” is dominated by deficit hawkishness. It makes much of Labor’s supposedly poor economic management. It constantly invokes the supposedly vast government debt that Labor has racked up in office. An Abbott government, the pamphlet proclaims, will be able to both cut taxes and deliver a surplus. It will do this by “cutting waste”. Despite this pledge, the pamphlet also promises to build more infrastructure.

    As Rob Burgess points out today, it’s magic pudding stuff. “[This] is yet more conformation that the Coalition’s cost cutting plans will be so aggressive as to be very difficult to sell at election time,” he writes.

    …As communities recover from a weekend of floods and fires, politicians are arguing about balancing the budget. None of them will admit we need to raise taxes to pay for things like disaster relief, writes Ben Eltham…

  36. January 29, 2013 7:03 pm

    Well armchair, before l click, l already know the `vast-debt` is another 4-estate fact-free theme (just-sayin)

  37. January 29, 2013 7:09 pm

    the estimated $5.6 billion cost of that year’s floods and cyclones. At the time, both Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman opposed the levy, arguing that the government should fund reconstruction efforts by cutting government spending in other areas.

    Now that he is premier of a state again ravaged by floods and cyclones, Newman has changed his tune. Over the weekend he was telling reporters that Queensland would need a lot of help from Canberra to rebuild.
    http://newmatilda.com/2013/01/29/floods-fiscal-nonsense
    =
    noddy helping wash away a couple more federal seats for Mr-Rabbit

  38. el gordo permalink
    January 29, 2013 8:37 pm

    They have discovered a lot of oil in central Oz… its like massive.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/9822955/Trillions-of-dollars-worth-of-oil-found-in-Australian-outback.html

    And Gina is buying into oil and shale gas down Melbourne way…

  39. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 29, 2013 10:29 pm

    “You are too quick to Guzzle, if you bothered to scroll-up and follow todays lesson, you would have learned from uncle-TB ..”

    Just sipping not guzzling at all as every time I read your posts I used to spray my tea across the screen.

    So TB links Noddy to less talk of ALP losses then you join in and talk about Victoria and
    NSW but you now deny posting about the state / federal link ……actually you deny your own posts so often anything is possible with your following comments.

    Next time you buy a bicycle buy one with an extra set of handlebars on the back of the bike. It’ll help you to hold on as you furiously back pedal next time around.

    So set your alarm for 6am as bike shops do open early and you’ll need a new bike to get you to the election.

  40. TB Queensland permalink
    January 29, 2013 10:59 pm

    They have discovered a lot of oil in central Oz… its like massive.

    Do keep up, egg … commented over a week ago!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I’m afraid it was yo, Wally, who misundersood, o73’s post after mine … he simply said that the state governments in Vic and NSW were knocking off Federal hopes for the Coalition … just as Noddy Newman is in Queensland … you need to change your knickers … the ones your wearing are in a knot …

    … and while we’re on your posts (I’ve ben waiting for someone to take you to task – but it ain’t happened)… your comments about Penny Wong are racist, sexist, defamatory and really quite vile … seems to sum up your posts over a number of years …

    And if you can defend that with “well he said it” won’t cut it … the original comment was also vile … but you managed to kick it one more step down the cesspit and personalise it …

    Did I mention mysogyny?

    Money don’t make ’em smarter … the 80% again …

  41. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 29, 2013 11:09 pm

    Shock Horror

    TB supports a Left leaning poster

    As for the rest of your rant…..Yeah whatever !

    “Defamatory” says the Constantly Angry Qld Bush Lawyer

    LOL

    Well guess what…….Care Factor F$$$ing Zero

  42. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 29, 2013 11:13 pm

    You are such a hypocrite TB

    You laugh at Alzeimers a few posts above then take me to task ?

  43. January 29, 2013 11:15 pm

    ring-a-ding-ding,
    Lesson Number Three
    Mr-Rabbit `may` gain 2 seats in wa and 1 seat in nt, but,
    Mr-Rabbit is just as likely to lose 3 seats in sa
    (oil find in sa can`t help anyone in 2013, development-wise)
    therefore, nt, wa and sa are a NETT zero sum game for MR-Rabbit

  44. January 29, 2013 11:18 pm

    if you have anything that indicates other than the tired embedded media themes, l would love to see it

  45. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 29, 2013 11:29 pm

    Why would anyone bother to comment on projected mathematical hypotheticals of an amateur.

    I’d prefer a pollster anyway

    Did you see the poll in the AFR today ?

    That’s the serious newspaper you recommended remember

    Perhaps you skipped that page today ?

    Hehehehehehehe……..

  46. January 29, 2013 11:32 pm

    “_TB supports a Left leaning poster_”
    keep on guzzling, you really don`t pay attention before you go proving your stupidity, do you.
    .
    anyone who had even half paid attention to our recent screeching on these pages, would have noticed reb, armchair and me screeching about the`duopoly` and how crap both sides are

  47. January 29, 2013 11:42 pm

    “_Why would anyone bother to comment on projected mathematical hypotheticals of an amateur._”
    l don`t know why, but you do.
    =
    “_I’d prefer a pollster anyway_”
    so do journos, they do well don`t they.
    =
    “_Did you see the poll in the AFR today ?_”
    don`t care about noise-polls, they`re not relevant

  48. Truly Evil Walrus @ Palm Bitch permalink
    January 29, 2013 11:46 pm

    Oh so your “Vibe” is worthy of lengthy commentary.

    LOL

    Oooooops must remember to sip as there goes another screen .

  49. January 29, 2013 11:54 pm

    keep following the unhinged media, they did so well in 2010, or have you forgotten that

  50. TB Queensland permalink
    January 30, 2013 11:33 am

    The 80% are beginning to fascinate me ….

    I walk around my suburb or an hour each morning … here’s the score

    Two male truckies on mobile phones 60k+
    Three women on mobile phones 60k+
    One mum doing something to the kid in the back seat 60k+!!!
    One woman fiddling with a GPS 60k+
    One bloke washing his car … Brisbane has a fresh water problem (traetment plant out of action)* been all over the news … use only for drinking washing and cooking PLEASE …

    In contrast two female drivers pulled up to talk on their phones … must be in the 20%

    * Thank goodness for our 5000l stainless steel tank … 🙂

  51. el gordo permalink
    January 30, 2013 12:08 pm

    The carbon price has collapsed in Europe and the Bolter thinks the signs are ominous.

    http://papundits.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/australian-prime-minister-julia-gillards-carbon-scheme-faces-collapse/

  52. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 30, 2013 12:29 pm

    Yes Eg

    Just wait for the “Market Driven” ETS to start.

    Providing overcompensation and handouts based on $23 per tonne ad infinitum ?

    The ALP have created a Fiscal nightmare which will hang around their collective necks for quite a few elections to come.

  53. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    January 30, 2013 12:35 pm

    As for your comments on the Linc Energy find a lot has yet to be done to prove up those estimates.

    Plus the oil price has to show relative stability to guarantee a rate of return. Then the extraction plant needs to be built…………………a pipelkine needs to be built to a port……………………..a port needs to be expanded etc.

    And that’s assuming we don’t refine the stuff since most of our refineries seem to be flagged for imminent closure.

    Add to that is what sort of quality oil is it ?

  54. el gordo permalink
    January 30, 2013 2:18 pm

    Oh wait… its a bubble.

    ‘The Coalition’s plans to scrap the carbon price and the lack of detail provided by the government on how Australian and European carbon markets will be linked are discouraging CFOs and treasurers from capitalising on cheap carbon permits in Europe to hedge their liability when carbon trading starts here.’

    Shaun Drummond Fin Review

  55. el gordo permalink
    January 30, 2013 6:37 pm

    On the fresh news that China uses more coal than the rest of the world combined, we have this…

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/02/eu-emissions-idUSL6E8F22GT20120402

  56. January 30, 2013 10:58 pm

    So how are we all enjoying Nicola Roxon’s idea that our internet usage should be recorded for the govt for 2 years…?

    Yay! Freedom ….!!

  57. el gordo permalink
    February 1, 2013 7:25 am

    Corrupt Practice

    ‘A SENIOR Sri Lankan government official is suspected by Australian authorities of being personally “complicit” in the people-smuggling trade, directly undermining Canberra’s attempts to stop the surge in asylum-seeker boats.

    ‘The Australian can reveal that Australia’s intelligence agencies have identified the official, who has a high profile and is known to be close to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The agencies believe he is responsible for authorising numerous boats in the past 10 months, fuelling the surge of asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka that has threatened to overwhelm Australia’s detention system.’

    Cameron Stewart and Paul maley in the Oz

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