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December 19, 2016

13 Incredible Christmas Decoration Ideas

Hello everybody!

It’s that time of year again when we get together and pretend that we all like each other.

Some of you have already jumped the gun, with all this talk of collectables, smoked meats and barbecues.

Heck you’d even be forgiven for thinking that Walrus and TB actually ‘like’ each other parumpapumpum.

But, in the interests of it being crass mass n’all, the benevolent board at The Gutter Trash International Media Consortium have decided that it’s time to splash out on gifts for our many, many grateful contributors, and so they’ve given me the job of choosing them for all of youse.

No don’t thank me.

Falalalalalalala.

So here are my gifts. Enjoy…!

For Splatterbottom, and for the benefit of your friends and family…

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Dear ToSY

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For YoM

For the sophisticated individual who has everything, I give you the gift of your own attractive and professionally attired sommelier …

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For Neil…

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For Kittylitter.. I made you some nice muffins..

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For TB.. a new business opportunity to take advantage of your unique skills..

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For ToM R some musical entertainment..

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For Shane, some advice for dealing with arseholes..

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For Walrus.. some lovely reading material..

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For #TeaBagz (and for the benefit of the rest of us too)..

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For Meta:

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For Toilet boss:

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Happy regularly-occurring-time-of-the-year everyone!

Did I miss anyone…? 😯

 

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221 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 19, 2016 7:27 pm

    For Miglo

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 19, 2016 8:17 pm

    For Catching Up

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 19, 2016 8:19 pm

    For Patricia

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    December 20, 2016 10:21 am

    wrong blog, ToM (you don’t still visit, do you?)

    I’m still busy shopping looking for bargains …

  5. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 20, 2016 10:59 am

    Oh, thank you reb

    I couldn’t wait, i’m eating mine now, mmm yummo!

    Glad tidings y’all xxx

    my gift to you, do hope you like

  6. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 20, 2016 10:59 am

    whoops, bit bigger than it looked!

  7. shaneinqld permalink
    December 20, 2016 11:33 am

    I am too computer illiterate to do anything other than links at this stage :).

  8. Tom R permalink
    December 20, 2016 11:55 am

    whoops, bit bigger than it looked!

    lol AO, considering what her ‘assets’ are supposed to be 😉

    Thanks for the pressie reb, can never get too much of a good thing. So, in the fine tradition of giving and receiving (although, personally, I’m more partial to the receiving part of that equation), here’s a little something back at ya.

    http://www.smilepolitely.com/?ACT=33&f=festivus.png&fid=25&d=15351

    Oh, and I stumbled on something else for tOM OFF mELBOURNE

    I am too computer illiterate to do anything other than links at this stage

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    December 20, 2016 12:15 pm

    Getting in the spirit now!

    Thanks sreb, it really is easy making clothes!

    Your’s is already completed!

    Merry Xmas – enjoy!

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    December 20, 2016 12:16 pm

    Off to lunch … I’m just about over Xmas already!

  11. Walrus permalink
    December 20, 2016 12:18 pm

  12. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 20, 2016 4:38 pm

    Merry Christmas, reb and thank you for your kind gift. I’ll re-gift it to someone who needs that sort of help. Being a Splatterbottom is a lifestyle choice. Natural urges and inclinations should be given full rein. I have a movie about this in post-production titled “The Return of the Heinous Anus”. I will send you a copy as your Chrissy present. Along with this:

  13. Walrus permalink
    December 20, 2016 4:55 pm

    Life is like a roll of toilet paper

    You are either on a roll or you are taking shit from some arsehole

  14. December 20, 2016 5:53 pm

    “I will send you a copy as your Chrissy present.”

    Mere words will never be able to express my gratitude.

  15. TB Queensland permalink
    December 20, 2016 8:04 pm

    Aw, shit, sreb!

    (Just to prove wally’s pointy point!)

  16. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 21, 2016 8:16 am

    Good morning all 🙂

  17. TB Queensland permalink
    December 21, 2016 8:49 am

    BREAKING NEWS! Additional DAILY LINK

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/21/gunshots-fired-at-cfmeus-melbourne-office

  18. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 21, 2016 8:56 am

    Yes TB, that’s pretty concerning. But the assertions that the CFMEU doesn’t resort to that kind of thing is pretty hollow.

    I recall (a few years ago) a CFMEU organiser was drunk while driving a CFMEU vehicle, ran it off the road and left the scene. When police arrived they found a hand gun (not registered) in the car.

  19. TB Queensland permalink
    December 21, 2016 10:35 am

    Alice plant?

    BTW where were you last night? >:D

  20. TB Queensland permalink
    December 21, 2016 10:35 am

    Alice plant??????

    A police plant?

  21. Tom R permalink
    December 21, 2016 1:07 pm

    ‘I don’t know why they’ve resorted to this,’ says construction secretary John Setka after front door shattered in 3am shooting

    faark knows

    https://www.google.com.au/search?client=opera&q=turnbull+cfmeu+bikies&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    or

    I recall (a few years ago) a CFMEU organiser was drunk while driving a CFMEU vehicle, ran it off the road and left the scene. When police arrived they found a hand gun (not registered) in the car.

    This is from the guy who can’t even remember which welfare recipient he’s blaming day by day.

  22. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 21, 2016 1:22 pm

    Sounds like a tiff with their business associates the Bandidos. Just what you’d expect from the union which controls the government of Victoria.

  23. Tom R permalink
    December 21, 2016 1:32 pm

    Sounds like a tiff with their business associates the Bandidos.

    I’ve put that video from turc up quite a lot, and I’ll bet splattered arse still hasn’t watched it.

    Far better to keep the fax you believe than the facts that are proved I guess 😉

  24. TB Queensland permalink
    December 21, 2016 1:39 pm

    One of my neighbours believes brown coal is good for the country! She nearly got a face full of Pepperjack Shiraz … saved it tho’ … and that government in Victoria … my word … still her trotter had just given birth to a couple of fillies so all was good in the world – apparently …

  25. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 21, 2016 2:13 pm

  26. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 21, 2016 2:22 pm

  27. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 21, 2016 3:18 pm

    “How privatisation destroyed the TAFEs & created a get-rich-quick scheme for ratbag shysters”

    Yep – a stupid program throwing money around with insufficient controls – that’s Labor for you!

  28. TB Queensland permalink
    December 21, 2016 4:03 pm

    So it is true, sb, you never read links … just the Liberal Party Propaganda Blips …

    The uncontrolled boom in vocational education between 2013 and 2015 saw one college grow from receiving $5300 in government subsidies in one year to $5.5 million the next – a 104,000 per cent increase.

    A scathing new Australian National Audit Office report has revealed that the taxpayer handed more than $5 billion to vocational colleges between 2013 and 2015 under the VET FEE-HELP scheme. About $2.2 billion will never be repaid.

    “between 2013 and 2015” “uncontrolled boom” … er, which Labor are you referring to?

    (FYI, I always knew/said it was dumb … TAFE was a great institution in all the states … as an RTO I did a lot of contract work for them … and as an apprentice and later a young manager I studied at TAFE …)

    But then the “adults in charge” right now couldn’t operate a tuck shop efficiently …

  29. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 21, 2016 5:02 pm

    “which Labor are you referring to?”

    The dumb fuckers who put the shoddy laws in place! That would be the Gillard government.

    Also, the Tafes have been exploiting the system too as a means of snaffling federal funds.

    And it is worse than you think. If a person is already in a job and takes a vocational course related to their work, the amount the government pays for the course is deductible (unlike Hex or whatever they call it these days) in the year the course is run. Even if they don’t complete the course.

  30. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 21, 2016 5:08 pm

    From your article, reb the Grattan Institute disagrees with the Libs. Who woulda guessed.

    Abolishing negative gearing is silly. The problem is not enough dwellings. Why penalise supply? If supply doesn’t keep up with demand the price will go up even more.

  31. Tom R permalink
    December 21, 2016 6:35 pm

    The problem is not enough dwellings. being occupied 😉

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/buying/australias-ghost-suburbs-a-national-scandal/news-story/7e74c62fc314f86a2c8b176f3358d13f

    I don’t disagree about the VET FEE HELP. It was wrong when it was modified in 2013, but then the libs opened it more, and then left it.

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    December 21, 2016 6:37 pm

    The dumb fuckers who put the shoddy laws in place! That would be the Gillard government.

    Not the dumb fuckers who let the program run riot? Between 2013-2015?

    (unlike Hex or whatever they call it these days)

    And I’m guessing by your comments you have no idea how HECS works and/or HELP …

    Abolishing negative gearing is silly.

    Only to anyone who has negatively geared property … and lets’ call it what it really is** … government subsidised loans … … using taxpayer money … well those that do pay taxes … including the poor sods that can’t get into a HOME because they’re subsidising INVESTORS buying ASSETS … and if the asset doesn’t return a PROFIT … they get a TAX WELFARE BREAK for being poor property managers … BIZARRE!

    **Most people don’t know that “gearing” means to “borrow” for an investment … ignorance can be a bastard … negative gearing means to simply “cover business loan losses” WTF should we?

    The problem is not enough dwellings

    BS! The problem is not enough revenue AND not enough land releases … because its being spent on INVESTORS … and/or businesses that live in some Netherworld and don’t live in our society …

    You think the Trumps are the answer …now that’s SILLY!

  33. Baby`Cheeses`Teabag permalink
    December 22, 2016 1:17 am

    tweet,,,,raysalriteR Apr 24th 2015, 00:26 @abc730 I’m sure most employers avoid workers over 40 !That’s been my experience !Now I’m 60 it’s a total waste of time,,,,

    ,

    tweet,,,,We like this word! #Presstitutes,,,,

    # ,, Yes, yes `we` do, `we` like it quite a lot actually. (-:

    # ,, Merry annual sky-fairy celebration and Happy new change of calander. (-:

  34. Jingle`Bells`Teabag permalink
    December 22, 2016 2:08 am

    now,,,,that`s SILLY!,,,,

    # ,, the comedy continued this week, save-the-swampers were `lobbying` the `electors` to not back the-ronald, two became `faithless-electors` knocking down the-ronalds 306 college votes to 304, and then it gets funnier, hilary had her votes knocked down by `three` faithless electors, lost to indies, a real `own-goal` by the save-the-swampers. (-: (-: (-: (-: (-:

    TAFE,,,,was a great institution in all the states,,,,#ditto/agree

    ,,,,About $2.2 billion will never be repaid,,,,

    # ,, l seem to recall you disagreeing loudly when l pointed-out the ponzi-education scam the system had become, glad you came around. Not only will it ,,,,never-be-repaid,,,, it is a much lower standard/quality of education as well, being influenced/manipulated into lower standards by teabags hand-in glove with privateers for max-profit, with `students` being the least important.

    tweet,,,,If Adani is going to pay so much tax to our govt, why set up in tax havens,,,,

    # ,, yep, fcuk-up a chunk of farm?-land, for a product going into decline, for a company hiding in havens, of course clowntown will back-it. Now we only need to convince clowntown to waste a billion dollars of treasury cash on it. #`achievement` #`innovation`

  35. TB Queensland permalink
    December 22, 2016 9:11 am

    l seem to recall you disagreeing loudly when l pointed-out the ponzi-education scam the system had become

    If you are referring to me, tbagz, I’d like to see some evidence …

    I know what the VET system was and has now become …

    I went to TAFE as an apprentice and later my first management learning was with TAFE …

    I was an RTO for 16 years and occasionally TAFE contracted me for management/H&S work (usually on-site) …

    As an RTO I avoided (didn’t need) any government grants for businesses or learner assistance programs to get work …

  36. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 22, 2016 11:19 am

    # ,, Merry annual sky-fairy celebration and Happy new change of calander. (-:

    Love it! I am totally stealing that for some ‘happy festival period’ cards! [except I will spell calendar correctly though – thank the sky fairy for chrome’s spell checker 😆 ]

  37. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 22, 2016 11:27 am

  38. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 22, 2016 11:36 am

    That speeding tradie in a ute filled with gas bottles got lyle convinced that the ACL was deliberately rammed last night

  39. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 22, 2016 11:48 am

  40. December 22, 2016 12:10 pm

    “”That speeding tradie in a ute filled with gas bottles got lyle convinced that the ACL was deliberately rammed last night””

    LOL… 🙂

  41. December 22, 2016 12:11 pm

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  43. TB Queensland permalink
    December 22, 2016 12:16 pm

    KL, that last comment is very powerful stuff!

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    December 22, 2016 12:18 pm

    Miranda’s right.

    That says it all … chuckle … 🙂

  45. Walrus permalink
    December 22, 2016 12:43 pm

    “KL, that last comment is very powerful stuff!”

    Just a smokescreen rant from the intolerant Left again.

  46. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 22, 2016 1:09 pm

    Oh, look what they are getting up to now!

    Never forget this!

    ICAC, Obeid and the criminality that is Australian politics
    https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/icac-obeid-and-the-criminality-that-is-australian-politics,9860#.WFsiQA70L2Q.twitter

    …Is Obeid a case of just one bad apple? If you believe that I have a harbour-side café lease in Sydney to sell you. Let’s not forget Chris Hartcher, Joe Tripodi, Ian Macdonald, the eight Liberal members who evaded electoral laws and the list goes on…

    …Obeid’s gaoling is an example not of a rotten apple, but of a rotten barrel. The political system is by its very nature, corrupt.

    We elect a virtual dictatorship for three or four years. We pay them exorbitant salaries. They have almost untrammelled power. They are divorced from the lives of the millions of workers who elect them …

    presstitutes indeed!

  47. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 22, 2016 1:19 pm

    It really could become The Loon Pond!

    georgy porgy christensen, bernardi, abetz, abbott, that WA army wanker, all the religious factions within the parties.

    Bring it on! lets see how many votes they get. Let’s see george and cory come out from beneath their taxpayer funded, blackmail assisting seats on turnbull.

    G’arn cory, take the religious nutjobs from both parties and call it the conservative religious party that it should be named, stop fooling the people with misleading pretence and dishonesty.

  48. December 22, 2016 2:03 pm

    “”G’arn cory””

    😆 😆 😆

  49. Tom R permalink
    December 22, 2016 2:40 pm

    stop fooling the people with misleading pretence and dishonesty.

    You mean like “liberal” 😉

  50. Tom R permalink
    December 22, 2016 2:45 pm

    The 1% hide their money offshore – then use it to corrupt our democracy

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/commentisfree/2016/apr/10/money-offshore-corrupt-democracy-political-influence?CMP=share_btn_tw

  51. December 22, 2016 4:03 pm

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  52. December 22, 2016 4:13 pm

    Interestingment..

    While the Libs are busy tearing themselves apart with Cory threatening to ditch the party, the Greens are also having their internal ructions..

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/hardleft-faction-forms-inside-greens-aiming-to-end-capitalism-20161222-gtghf9.html

  53. December 22, 2016 5:36 pm

    A ute full of gas bottles hits acl-nuts-HQ and goes ka-bang. (-: (-: All done with dogs approval no doubt. (-: (-: (-: l guess dog does work in mysterious ways. (-: (-: #guffaw At least we got to enjoy the nuts cacking themselves for a while. (-: #teabag.panic

    # ,, Tired teabags forget to turn their jscript back on armchair ,,,calender,,,

    georgy,,,,porgy christensen, bernardi, abetz, abbott, that WA army wanker,,,,

    # ,, nah, l hope the nuts stick with the rest of the teabags as long as possible. They are a daily demonstration to the public of the lack of leadership, nads and good judgement missing from talkbull and his teabags. The braying-media are trying to portray talkbull is/has `more` than currently shown, in a save-the-talkbull echo chamber type of way. lf talkbull `actually` `had` more, this would be the time for him to show it, and `cash-in` with the public. Obviously he doesn`t, and braying media aren`t smart enough to know this, so they keep `framing` yarns that `talkbull is held back` or that the `real talkbull will soon emerge` type of junk.

  54. December 22, 2016 6:20 pm

    At,,,,first, Australia`s data retention laws were about terrorism,,,,

    https://t.co/mFutSnrZON

    ,,,,Then, they were about capturing paedophiles and terrible criminals,,,,

    ,,,,Now, just five days before Christmas, the Federal Government has quietly announced that it might just see about using all that metadata in civil lawsuits,,,,

    # ,, sneaking it while most are too busy to notice.

    ,,,,That means two years worth of data on every Australian with a phone or an internet connection could be opened up to the courts, not just for hunting down terrorists and serious criminals, but for chasing pirates or resolving family law disputes,,,,

    # ,, bin-laden and the death-cult, death-cult, death-cult, must laughing in their graves. The teabags are removing more rights and freedoms of their own citizens way beyond the wildest dreams of bin-laden, while the other lot trot-along `me-tooing` in their teabag-lite style. Can`t wait to see a `baby-teabag` get caught-up in their parent/s privacy invasion fetish. #yaaay.teams

  55. December 22, 2016 7:23 pm

    Teabagz obviously hasn’t received his christmas gift yet.

  56. December 22, 2016 7:35 pm

    When you consider all I’ve done for ToSY, allowing him his own corner to indulge us all with his appreciation of art amongst other things, I think it’s rather uncharitable of him to neglect to acknowledge the christmas gift I have so selflessly offered..

    #justsayin

  57. December 22, 2016 8:43 pm

    r,,,Teabagz obviously hasn`t received his christmas gift yet,,,

    oor`a`ber tfig lufrednow ruoy rof uoy knaht i (-;

    ,

    The current teabag form of,,,,Capitalism depends upon violent and authoritarian divisions within the working class, such as elitism, sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, religious sectarianism, and ableism (among others),,,,

    # ,, along with slaves(7/11), sudo-slaves, visa-slaves, poor, working-poor, under-employed etc

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/hardleft-faction-forms-inside-greens-aiming-to-end-capitalism-20161222-gtghf9.html

    ,,,,Rhiannon said she is not involved with Left Renewal,,,,

    # ,, not a good sign, denial(if) by rhiannon, should have taken brown`s advice

    ,,,,Bob Brown called on Senator Rhiannon to bow out of politics,,,,

    # ,, l`m probably going to get my nads scorched by the resident feminista and greenz-fan for saying this, BUT, ,,,,Left-Renewal,,,, sound like the looney-left hefties the `team` suffer from. And they always make the same mistakes!

  58. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 22, 2016 9:22 pm

    I think it’s fine if Bernadi and his mates leave the Liberal Party. Democracy will be better served if there are parties that represent every political complexion.

    A conservative group of formwr Librrals is likely to split the vote of One Nation too.

    Let’s just hope some of the ALP extreme left also F*** OFF and form their own party

  59. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 23, 2016 2:16 am

    …# ,, l`m probably going to get my nads scorched by the resident feminista and greenz-fan for saying this, BUT, ,,,,Left-Renewal,,,, sound like the looney-left hefties the `team` suffer from. And they always make the same mistakes!…

    “…”We believe . . . that capitalism is a violent and antagonistic relation between workers, and those who exploit them. As workers, whether or not we are waged, we experience perpetual violence and that this violence must be brought to an end. We therefore fight to bring about the end of capitalism,” it states.

    “Capitalism depends upon violent and authoritarian divisions within the working class, such as elitism, sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, religious sectarianism, and ableism (among others). It is only with the abolition of these authoritarian relations that we will be able to create a thriving movement capable of transforming society and so must challenge these wherever we encounter it.”…”

    Nope, I still can’t see anything wrong with those sentiments. Try as I might, there’s nothing I disagree with in that. I’m happy for the revolution. It’s been a long time coming.

    That argument within the greens was always waiting to happen, there are two different factions, I thought the left had lost when di natale took over and the investment banker joined the ranks.

    The competitiveness that capitalism feeds upon is ruining society, it is making us unhappy, unhealthy, unlikeable, unwealthy and un-australian 🙂 It is the insatiable monster that is destroying us all.

    Let’s just hope some of the ALP extreme left also F*** OFF and form their own party

    Do they have any?

  60. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 23, 2016 9:38 am

  61. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 9:54 am

    This survey is interesting.

    http://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential/2946616274

    Here, I’m always told I’m conservative, because of my commentary on construction unions etc. This survey shows my opinions are 95% Democrat, 60% Green, 48% Libertarian, and 38% Trump.

    People in Australia have been deluded into looking at politics through the spectrum of pro or anti union orientation. It’s an English/colonial thing.

  62. December 23, 2016 10:10 am

    “”People in Australia have been deluded into looking at politics through the spectrum of pro or anti union orientation””

    When you say “people” do you really mean “a blogger based in Melbourne and erstwhile red wine enthusiast?”

  63. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:11 am

    “Nope, I still can’t see anything wrong with those sentiments. Try as I might, there’s nothing I disagree with in that. I’m happy for the revolution. It’s been a long time coming.”

    One hundred million dead last time around and things will be no different this time because human nature doesn’t change – the most evil thugs will run the show. The truly deluded ideologues on the left will be fully on side – idiot gits like Frank Hardy and Manning Clark and Lee Rhiannon. Those who are less evil and merely stupid will wring their hands and say they never knew it would turn out like that.

  64. TB Queensland permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:19 am

    When you say “people” do you really mean “a blogger based in Melbourne and erstwhile red wine enthusiast?”

    Or perhaps a blog commenter who has a passion for surfing?

    “”People in Australia have been deluded into looking at politics through the spectrum of pro or anti union orientation””

    Assuming that this comment refers to constant references to union donations and “ownership” of the ALP?

    What a conundrum …

  65. TB Queensland permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:20 am

    Whose been to Norfolk Island?

  66. Walrus permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:25 am

    A friend of mine went there many years ago (at least 15). Loved it

  67. December 23, 2016 10:48 am

    I have not.

  68. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:58 am

    Whose been to Norfolk Island?

    I think you mean “who’s”

  69. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 11:01 am

    Well, I’ve always said that progressive social agenda should define political complexion, but here it’s a hangover of colonialism because it’s all defined by whether or not you support union affiliation with the ALP.

    The Australian (and English) “left” tend to be ignorant and narrow minded, Progressives in other countries are probably a little more worldly.

  70. Walrus permalink
    December 23, 2016 11:02 am

    I always do some research on Trip Advisor. You get lots of opinions on different destinations there.

    A few years back we went to Sri Lanka with a big group of friends. Luckily I had researche alcohol prices and types of food before we went.

    I picked up that guest or not pretty much all major hotels/all restaurants do not sell booze on full moon days (1 a month).

    We were shocked. Holidays and no booze are a formula for depression. So we had to stock up at bottle shops whilst we were there the day before and party in our rooms with adjoining balconies.

    Always research beforehand

  71. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 23, 2016 11:05 am

    Classifying humans into races the biggest mistake in history of science

    Yet the fact-free anti-science left still want to divide us by race.

  72. December 23, 2016 11:20 am

    “”The Australian (and English) “left” tend to be ignorant and narrow minded, “”

    Unlike conservatives who are well…..what…

  73. December 23, 2016 11:22 am

    “”Holidays and no booze are a formula for depression.””

    It’s almost the end of the year and finally we have one thing we can agree on.

  74. Tom R permalink
    December 23, 2016 11:40 am

    The Australian (and English) “left” tend to be ignorant and narrow minded,

    Says the guy who only attacks *Construction Unions or **Welfare recipients

    Progressives in other countries are probably a little more worldly.

    Do you mean “they’d understand that Arabs are threatening, just like wordly yomm does”?

    ——————————————————————————

    *Construction = nurses, firemen and car manufacturers 😉

    ** Welfare recipients = Some to date undefined constantly narrowing category of Disabled people

  75. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 11:46 am

    Yep. There’s the ecidence that “teh left” only think about IR when contemplating political orientation.

    It’s a hangerover from English colonialism

  76. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 23, 2016 12:22 pm

    Yep. There’s the ecidence that “teh left” only think about IR when contemplating political orientation.
    It’s a hangerover from English colonialism

    The whole of australia is a hangover from english colonialism.

    There are too many of the old middle aged male colonialists [and gina] still in charge of everything, it’s time they were gutted. They still deny climate change – get out of the way of progress or get run over by it, I say, unfortunately they would rather the country stagnate under the weight of their corruption, nepotism and cronyism.

    But, the times, they are a-changin’ 🙂

  77. TB Queensland permalink
    December 23, 2016 12:26 pm

    Yep. There’s the ecidence that “teh left” only think about IR when contemplating political orientation.

    I think you meant “evidence” … BTW – LINK?

    I suppose using your logic tories only think of IR when contemplating profiteering from labour …

  78. TB Queensland permalink
    December 23, 2016 12:33 pm

    I always do some research on Trip Advisor

    Me too … just askin’ here as well 🙂

    We got caught with the booze tap being turned off in Thailand a couple of years ago … (law 48 hours before the election) …

    … hotel refused to budge – even when we insisted WE didn’t vote!

    Third world countries … duh!

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

    it’s time they were gutted.

    Whooooo!

  79. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 12:36 pm

    When I do a survey about politics, as I did today, it shows that I’m progressive/slightly left. That’s probably about right when it comes to issues that most see as important to progressives

    But here judgments are primarily based on IR orientation, only in Australia and England is this the main criteria.

  80. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 23, 2016 12:38 pm

    Colonialism? I can’t believe that I’m seeing tomM writing as if he hasn’t been the main anti union crusader on this blog ever since it’s first conception! 💰 😲

    Looks to me like it is the same as it always was and always will be until the people decide to vanquish it, the class war, the concentration of capital in too few hands, inequality and an exploited working class.

  81. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 1:47 pm

    Firstly, I’m not “blandly anti union” . My commentary is informed and goes to legitimate problems in the union movement (particularly in construction) and their affiliation with the ALP

    Secondly, only here is the IR issue so preeminent that it is used to define political ideology. In that US survey I completed about orientation (I was 95% democrat, 60% Green aligned) – there was only one question about labour, the rest of the questions were economic and social issues.

    It’s bizarre that we have just accepted the English colonial system of allowing a union orientation to define political complexion.

  82. TB Queensland permalink
    December 23, 2016 2:40 pm

    It’s bizarre that we have just accepted the English colonial system of allowing a union orientation to define political complexion.

    Bizarre alright … especially the that!

    What’s bizarre is that you focus on unions completely ignoring the money influence and expectations of big business … on your side of politics …

    BTW are you assuming that we should adopt American political standards?

    A US survey? WGAFF? … we read your comments here every day …

    The Yanks can do three things well, doughnuts, percolated coffee and … er …

  83. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 2:55 pm

    No TB, you’re just lapsing into your English traditional and colonial class war mentality.

    Unions in construction and parts manufacturing are brutal and thuggish. yet criticism of that behaviour is somehow supposed to define people’s entire political ideology (according to you and others)

  84. December 23, 2016 2:57 pm

    Firstly,,,,I`m not `blandly anti union`,,,,

    # ,, HA HA HA

    My,,,,commentary is informed,,,,

    # ,, HA HA HA Ho Ho Ho

    and,,,,goes to legitimate problems in the union movement,,,,

    # ,, now who is fcuking deluding them-self

    Secondly,,,,only here is the IR issue so preeminent,,,,

    # ,, bullshit, nobody here works for 7-11 or are fruit-pickin visa-slaves, topics which YOU go into total silence on, coz it doesn`t `fit` your anti-onion panic.

    # ,, you `pretence` that workers do not have legitimate complaint/s against corporations(7-11) is bullshit too. As is your own judgement, that thinks it is `fine` for airlines to fly customers `and` workers over well-known battle-zones.

    # ,, and as far as believing you`re ,,,informed,,, that`s such a total delusion. You never admit or understand that much of the shit you cheer for is part of a `package`. When you cheer for visa-slaves pushing `onionized`workers off-site, part of the `package` is dodgey flamable cabling and other materials being used, also stuff conaminated with asbestos. And btw, the `only` place with more dodgey shit in the new buildings than boltsville, is jonestown. But hey, your kid/s will be okay, better you squirt about shark-nibble or tewwa. #stooge

  85. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 23, 2016 3:00 pm

    All I want for Christmas is:

  86. Tom R permalink
    December 23, 2016 3:12 pm

    Yep. There’s the ecidence that “teh left” only think about *IR when contemplating political orientation.

    * IR = Arabs and welfare recipients

    I think thei’yr might be somfink wonky with yer eCidence there yomm 😉

    Unions in construction and parts manufacturing are brutal and thuggish

    OR

    they’re in bed with the brutish and thuggish construction companies ala Shortens #turc

    So what is it? Are they militants, or corporate lackeys?

    Of course, they just MIGHT be somewhere in the middle, along the lines of what #turc actually uncovered. A Union of workers trying to protect their wages, rights and safety.

    The only ones with thuggish. brutish behaviour and with links to Bikie intimidation were the construction companies.

    Hard facts, but real ones.

  87. Tom R permalink
    December 23, 2016 3:14 pm

    All I want for Christmas is:

    Lemmy Back

  88. Splatterbottom permalink
    December 23, 2016 3:25 pm

    So Tom R, are there any American bands you like?

  89. Walrus permalink
    December 23, 2016 3:52 pm

    If anyone is interested in the debacle going on at Channel 7 then look at this and scroll down once

    https://kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/

    But dont repeat it here

  90. December 23, 2016 4:12 pm

    Looks,,,,to me like it is the same as it always was,,,,

    # ,, no, lt has gotten way-more worse. The problem is not `trading` within the country.

    # ,, nurses that work 14hrs/day deserve to be paid, and paid more than the nurses that only work 7hrs/day, so does everybody else.

    # ,, ALL the problems exist because of Federal-interference or Federal-non-action. We shouldn`t have fed-interferring for farmers that chased away their own workforce, by then bringing-in $3/hr visa-slaves. We shouldn`t have fed-non-action either, by allowing corporations to write-down tax to zero, there should be a claw-back law, if they write-down to zero, or ridulously-low, tax will be (say) 15% (off-the-top) of revenue.

    # ,, neither should we have the total waste of `jobactive` that swallows very large sums of treasury cash, to antagonize the unemployed, and acts as a `sales-point` to ponzi-training programs. Ditto for kevin07s `clean-coal` and rabbits `pay-polluters`, `copper-network` crap.

    # ,, the country would be doing a lot better if the fed-govt was NOT strangling the economy/employment/trading from the `top` on jobs, and at the `bottom` on consumption. The fed-govt should only be making, AND-POLICING the rules of trading, to the NATIONS benefit, including `green`, public-safety, biz-rights AND worker rights, onion or not, visa or not.

    # ,, btw, l am quite comfortable in predicting `adani` will eventually be proven an exercise in stupidity, and leave treasury/taxpayer holding the `can`, again!

  91. TB Queensland permalink
    December 23, 2016 4:29 pm

    Unions in construction and parts manufacturing are brutal and thuggish. yet criticism of that behaviour is somehow supposed to define people’s entire political ideology (according to you and others)

    And yet nary a word about the Liberal Party’s religious and far right connections, bank rorts, financial planning rip-offs, insurance scams … harassing people who survive on a pension … the 2014, 2015 budgets aimed at the weakest members of our society … and the thugs on construction sites are on both sides of the fence … I see manufacturing has now entered into your list of “thugs” …

    People can be harmed without laying a finger on them or shouting in their faces … you should read some of the BS I got from insurance companies and their jewellery cartel!

  92. Tom R permalink
    December 23, 2016 6:13 pm

    So Tom R, are there any American bands you like?

    I like to consider myself multicultural 🙂

  93. TB Queensland permalink
    December 23, 2016 7:15 pm

    I also recall that firefighters became thugs too? And all the Labor government’s fault?

  94. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 7:57 pm

    Yep.

    Comment that political orientation shouldn’t simply be seen through the prism of unionism… and all TB and Tom R comment on is… politics through the prism of unionism.

    How predictable

  95. Drain`It`Teabag permalink
    December 23, 2016 8:04 pm

    Hey teebz, on sbs-news, the-ronald has had a `go` at the dud-F35 program, the poodle was also on to `defend`, get out of the echo chamber dude, the-ronald IS definitely going to be a LOT of fun. (-: l can`t wait to see talkbull trot-off to washington next year, to kiss the-ronald between the cheeks either. (-: (-: (-:

  96. December 23, 2016 8:33 pm

    Toot. Toot. Comment that political orientation shouldn`t simply be seen through the prism of anti-onion panic. #boo

  97. TB Queensland permalink
    December 23, 2016 9:02 pm

    Comment that political orientation shouldn’t simply be seen through the prism of unionism… and all TB and Tom R comment on is… politics through the prism of unionism.

    How predictable

    You have no idea how silly your comments actually are??? Its YOUR prism FFS!

    I see unions and management in the context of IR being manipulated by the TORY government you defend … and you accuse us of being biased … ? All we do is point out to you, your union bias … are we dealing with a “post – truth” moment here?

    “Post – truth” was recently called “simply lies” by a columnist … my take, is that it is real – and actually denial of the real world and truth …

    Bit like god botherers … and their fairytales (that we all should believe – WTF is wrong with you!) … many of them know its BS but choose to believe … its a lifestyle choice …

  98. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 9:29 pm

    You see politics as a contest between workers and capital.

    Your default position is to call any criticism of unions as “Tory”, it’s all a very predictable class war with you TB. A reflection of colonialism. Only here and England is IR used to define political orientation.

    But you’re well aware of that.

  99. Tom R permalink
    December 23, 2016 9:48 pm

    You see politics as a contest between workers and capital.

    And the treatment of people (eg Arabs)

    And the social contract our Government chooses to share with the population (eg Welfare)

    But you stick to your Union: BOO agenda yomm, and ignore everything else that is discussed here, while claiming how you think you can interpret everyone elses default position.

    For some reason, I feel the need to listen to Black Sabbath: Paranoid again 😉

  100. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:15 pm

    TB even seeks to introduce his English/colonial terms here (eg Tory)

  101. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:21 pm

    Yep, and as I pointed out earlier, that US survey had me as 95% aligned with the Democrats, 60% with the Greens and 38% Republicans because US surveys don’t focus so much on issues like IR.

    Nor does this determine the political complexion of most countries

    That belongs to Australia, and the colonists

  102. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:54 pm

    Buddhists and Catholics are behind this, no doubt…

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-23/police-foil-alleged-christmas-day-'terrorist-plot'-in-melbourne/8143762

  103. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:56 pm

    You see politics as a contest between workers and capital.

    That’s just how it was in the ole country, the laws were made to benefit the property owners, those who had capital. They still do to an extent, although government was forced to be more democratic once the poor people were allowed to vote.

    When the politicians, the governement who make the laws of the land, acts on behalf of capital and gives private enterprise the power over workers, then it is a contest between workers and capital [and capital’s proxy, the politicians].

    Its YOUR prism FFS!

    Exactly, just look in the mirror tomM

    How do you manage to wipe from your memory all those years of union bashing?

  104. Consider`This`Teabag permalink
    December 23, 2016 11:03 pm

    Considering the fed-govt now probably burns thru billions in cash, and is stripping away citizens rights again this week, all in the name of fighting tewwa. Does anybody else feel the boltsville `tewwa-waids` today could be `manufactured` to justify right-stripping `reasons` and big, big budgets???? lt all seems a bit too much `on-cue` to me.

    ,,,Its YOUR prism FFS!,,, (-: #so.fcuking.stoopid.aint.it

  105. TB Queensland permalink
    December 23, 2016 11:31 pm

    TB even seeks to introduce his English/colonial terms here (eg Tory)

    With good reason … the Liberals in UK are not the Liberals in Oz , the Liberals in Oz run the same agenda as the Conservatives … eg Bernardi etc!

    That belongs to Australia, and the colonists

    Like the US colonists? You tend to ignore the clash between US unions and the Repub admins over the years … eg Kennedy admin …

  106. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 8:34 am

    With good reason …

    What??? You think you have a good reason to try to import you English/colonial divisions here?

    I suppose every ethnic group that has longstanding bitterness and hatred can justify the same desire to bring their prejudices and ideology here.

  107. Tom R permalink
    December 24, 2016 8:41 am

    Buddhists and Catholics are behind this, no doubt…

    My moneys on the AFP arm of the NLP 😉

    I love the way that, for refugees, we get no information at all, but for a ‘tewwa’ plot, a blow by blow of possible targets and when and with what.

    If they really wanted to minimise ‘radicalization’, don’t give them such a soap box, and don’t give them such a template to work by.

    It all seems too timely for my liking.

    A release of a dodgy policy, turnbulls numbers are in the dolldrums, and out comes ‘the tewwa card’

    I’m not saying that a couple of hot heads didn’t say something on line that they probably regret now. But, if they discover another plastic sword…….

  108. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 24, 2016 8:55 am

    uddhists and Catholics are behind this, no doubt…

    It’s like clockwork, you can count on a terror scare before any major public holiday or event. At least the libs are consistent, using every opportunity to create alarm and fear, it’s also used at times when polling is bad or there has been political damage..

  109. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 8:58 am

    Are you familiar with the comments of Daniel Andrews AO? Are you saying Victoria Police have acted at the political behest of the Federal Government?

  110. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 9:00 am

    Tom R seems to make the same point, the arrests were carried out by Victoria Police!

    Bizarre

  111. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 9:11 am

    So rather than think that religious nutcases were planning on killing people, AO and Tom R imagine this is a conspiracy between the Federal Liberal Government and the ALP appointed Victorian Police Commissioner, to advance the political interests of Turnbull!!

    Got a link for that?

  112. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 24, 2016 9:21 am

  113. Tom R permalink
    December 24, 2016 9:37 am

    Got a link for that?

    See AO retweet

    They have form. Think back to the days of Thom(p)son and the orchestrated raids between the liberals announcements, media and AFP collusion.

    read it again yomm

    The raids were part of a counter-terrorism operation involving Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police and ASIO.

  114. Tom R permalink
    December 24, 2016 9:46 am

    Tony
    Todays link

    And Merry [holiday/celebration of choice]

  115. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 9:55 am

    Of course, and Danny Andrews wasn’t standing on the podium with Victoria Police for any reason other than… a photo opportunity.

  116. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 9:56 am

    And … of the 400 police involved in the raids, how many were Federal Police?

  117. Tom R permalink
    December 24, 2016 10:17 am

    of the 400 police involved in the raids, how many were Federal Police?

    ROFL

    I don’t know, maybe we should do a Survey 😉

  118. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 10:24 am

    Despite the raids being conducted overwhelmingly by Victoria Police, and the Danny Andrews press conference… you and AO say that there’s collusion between the Federal Liberal Government and Victoria Police for the advantage of the Liberal Party!

    Just explain how that works, or got a link?

  119. TB Queensland permalink
    December 24, 2016 10:54 am

    What??? You think you have a good reason to try to import you English/colonial divisions here?

    (I think you meant … “your”)

    I’m flattered you think I have so much influence on Australian politics and history, ToM …

    But humbled in the knowledge I don’t …

    Have you been out surfing in that hot sun again … ?

    FYI, I do have UK rellies who are Liberal voters … they can’t believe the policies of the Liberals in Oz are the same as the Conservatives in the UK … and the ALP are so similar to the Liberals …

    And I’m not English … I’m a very proud Australian – its my lifestyle choice … not yours to choose for me …

    (When I arrived in Australia in 1961 my political knowledge and interest was – zero … that changed dramatically in 1970)

    As for your US survey … are you attempting to “import your US/imperialist/colonial divisions here?” …

    It is the Season to be Silly … but let’s not carry it too far … next you’ll be telling me I’m responsible for importing Santa Clause and European Christmas carols … and god forbid “the baby Jesus”!!!!

    Google is a wonderful tool in the 21st Century … you should try it

    Read this …

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

    Political conservatism is primarily represented by the Liberal Party of Australia, and its coalition partner, the National Party which historically was the party of the small farmers and espoused agrarianism.

    Moser and Catley state, “In America, ‘liberal’ means left-of-center, and it is a pejorative term when used by conservatives in adversarial political debate.

    In Australia, of course, the conservatives are in the Liberal Party.”[3]

    Jupp points out that, “[the] decline in English influences on Australian reformism and radicalism, and appropriation of the symbols of Empire by conservatives continued under the Liberal Party leadership of Sir Robert Menzies, which lasted until 1966.”[4]

    Beecher comments that, “across the economic and cultural landscape, Howard proved that the centre of politics in Australia is inherently conservative.”[5]

  120. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 24, 2016 11:33 am

    …You and AO say that there’s collusion between the Federal Liberal Government and Victoria Police for the advantage of the Liberal Party!

    I only know of the vic police from that article but am very sure that there has been collusion between fed libs and the ALP. for years, they really don’t even bother to try and hide it anymore. Look at how they [AFP] take years to respond to any labor complaint about liberal party activities and then when it’s gone cold they quietly say they won’t be investigating or taking any action. If it is good for the libs against labor there is a full on media and camera crew ready to roll with breaking news and national headlines.
    Peter Slipper, Mal Brough, James Ashby etc

    https://delimiter.com.au/2016/05/20/nbn-leaks-afp-raids-conroys-office-labor-staffers-houses/

    http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4467708.htm

    The Independent NBNco AFP Police Officer
    http://theaimn.com/independent-nbn-afp-police-officer/

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/as-afp-investigates-stuart-robert-insists-on-cabinet-comeback/news-story/1a69d8011da8f89268dda38754d265de

    https://thesnipertakesaim.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/the-rise-and-rise-of-secrecy/

  121. Easily`Frightened`Teabag permalink
    December 24, 2016 11:48 am

    familiar,,,,with the comments of Daniel Andrews AO?,,,,

    # ,, ha ha, you`ve made so many comments telling us andrews is so crap, and now you cling to him like a limpet.

    collusion,,,,between the Federal,,,,

    # ,, it will be interesting to find out if asis, spooks, asio, fed-plod, state-plod,(of course they co-ordinate and co-operate dill) and/or their agents `cultivated` the accused or/and `events`. Big budgets here to justify, for all concerned.

    # ,, can everybody please remain frightened.

    like,,,,clockwork, you can count on a terror scare before,,,,#Tick!

    # ,, please re-apply your frighteners regularly.

    (wonder if somebody has gone to penang)

  122. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 24, 2016 11:56 am

    Tony Abbott’s straight out illegal activities in his “australians for jailing pauline hanson” fund – why the f*ck didn’t he get referred to the AFP?

  123. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 11:59 am

    I see AO, so that all shows that there was no plan to kill people in Melbourne, just some conspiracy between the state ALP, Federal Liberals and Victoria Police.

    Yeah! That makes a whole lot more sense than religious nutcases actually planning to kill people

  124. TB Queensland permalink
    December 24, 2016 12:04 pm

    Here’s a link about the mean spirited, nastiness of a Tory government working for big business and the financial industry!

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/23/centrelink-officer-says-only-a-fraction-of-debts-in-welfare-crackdown-are-genuine

  125. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 24, 2016 12:12 pm

    Yeah! That makes a whole lot more sense than religious nutcases actually planning to kill people

    Who got killed?

  126. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 12:37 pm

    I see AO.

    So It’s all a big conspiracy between the Victorian ALP, the Victorian police and the Federal Liberals (apparently to make the Federal Liberals more popular)

    The 400 police and the judiciary are all in on it too!!

    That makes sense.

  127. Industrial`Complex`Teabag permalink
    December 24, 2016 12:45 pm

    straight,,,out illegal activities in his `australians for jailing pauline hanson`,,,

    # ,, it`s basically an `industrial-tewwa-complex`, in the same way teh-usa has their `industrial military complex`, lock-step political and business, draining of treasury, most stuff is now `based` on this.

    # ,, take a look at `our` industrial tewwa complex, stop teh-boats, stop teh-boats, stop teh-boats, death-cult, death-cult, death-cult, so treasury is drained for `naval` patrols, off-shore gulags, and various military, plod/spook departments. Of course the `most` teabag-like types, are the folks promoted within these depts. The `true` believers.

    # ,, with so much of treasury drained, of course there is the desperate need to `cultivate` the criminal or/and `event`, so they(dept) can rush-in and save the day(us), to justify treasury draining.

    # ,, on the political, the `other` lot/team get locked-in to this position/setup to the cry of ,,,they won`t protect the nation,,, etc.

    # ,, the war-on-drugs and `welfare` are also `victims` of these `industrial-complex` situations too, its the same `blue-print`, just follow the cash.

  128. Tom R permalink
    December 24, 2016 1:42 pm

    So It’s all a big conspiracy between the Victorian ALP, the Victorian police and the Federal Liberals (apparently to make the Federal Liberals more popular)

    I’m not sure you get collusion between NLP and AFP to read “the Victorian ALP, the Victorian police ” but then again, you’re the one (re)writing our comments I note 😉

  129. Still`A`Teabag permalink
    December 24, 2016 2:17 pm

    the,,,,one (re)writing our comments I note,,,,

    # ,, reduced to ,, tb thinks ,, ao reckons ,, spleling ,, granma

    # ,, do you really expect anything else from somebody that can`t even explain its position, or have its own thoughts.

    # ,, (watch out kneel, somebody seems determined to steal your crown as dumbest commenter)

  130. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 3:49 pm

    AO – “I only know of the vic police from that article but am very sure that there has been collusion between fed libs and the ALP. for years, they really don’t even bother to try and hide it anymore.

    Tom R – “A release of a dodgy policy, turnbulls numbers are in the dolldrums, and out comes ‘the tewwa card’

  131. Tom R permalink
    December 24, 2016 4:21 pm

    I think you will find that AO might have meant AFP yomm (justsayin)

    But anyway Merry CHRISTmas to you, and all the other Guts here and elsewhere. Have a good one.

  132. Tpyo`Snga`Teabag permalink
    December 24, 2016 4:56 pm

    sshhh team-cheerer, armchairs typo had snagged him well, and was good for a least another dozen stoopid comments (-: (-: (-: (-:

  133. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 24, 2016 4:58 pm

    And Merry Christmas right back at you and the rest of “teh left” fraternity!

  134. TB Queensland permalink
    December 24, 2016 6:53 pm

    And a Happy & Safe Yuletide to all who sail here … and to the rest of the world … John Lennon … World Ambassador!

  135. TB Queensland permalink
    December 24, 2016 6:57 pm

    STAR Wars actress Carrie Fisher is in a stable condition after going into cardiac arrest during a mid-air flight from London to LA.

    How else do you fly between London and LA? Journalists? Duh!

  136. TB Queensland permalink
    December 24, 2016 7:13 pm

    HYPOCRITE!

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged Australians to reach out and “give a hug” to those less fortunate this Christmas.

    Like his government does?

    Mr Turnbull said he would be spending Sunday with his family, including his three grandchildren, and continuing his annual Christmas tradition of visiting Sydney’s Wayside Chapel.

    Wonder how long for? A half hour photo shoot? The Chapel works ALL YEAR!

    “It’s also a very important time to reach out and give a hug to those who aren’t having as happy a Christmas as you might be,” he told 2GB radio on Saturday.

    Probably caused by you, and your Christian frontbench, MAL …

    “You know for whatever reason – they’re lonely, sick, estranged from their families. This is a season of love, and you should share it.”

    You missed – out of work, elderly, at uni, struggling on poverty wages, living in remote communities, those in Australia’s overseas refugees camps, ADF members overseas, people working during Christmas threatened with wage loss … get my point?

    You should share all fkn YEAR not just for two days one day a year …

    BTW … how’s the Cayman Account going?

    The prime minister said his family was shunning the traditional Christmas Day roast lunch in favour of cold dishes and fish and ham.

    Oh WOW!

    Religious, caring and sharing … what a man hypocrite!

  137. Whose`Dog`Teabag permalink
    December 24, 2016 8:31 pm

    There is unlimited hypocrisy by those that peddle dog, and never practice any of the teachings of the prophet of dog, son of dog, dog above all dogs, no other dog but me. Every time l see the spouters of dog doing all they can to hurt the poor, rob the nation, antagonize minorities or blind-eyeing pedo-priests, it makes me `certain` on a near daily basis that being an atheist and NOT belonging to `that` kennel-club is the `most` ethical choice.

  138. TB Queensland permalink
    December 24, 2016 11:18 pm

    Enjoy your Holiday festivities Trashers … 🙂

  139. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 25, 2016 12:14 am

    Have a good one and all!

  140. Shane in QLD permalink
    December 26, 2016 5:43 pm

    A belated Merry Christmas one and all. I hope 2017 is better for so many of us than 2016. Here’s hoping the world somehow finds peace and respect for the planet we live on in 2017.

  141. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 27, 2016 2:04 pm

    Afternoon all, I’m enjoying some days off after working the last 4 days.

    This article should be posted everywhere and read by all.

    Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot?CMP=share_btn_tw

    …We are all neoliberals now…

    …Quite why it is entirely immoral to let people die at sea, but entirely moral to let them rot and die on land also remains one of life’s even darker mysteries…

  142. TB Queensland permalink
    December 27, 2016 5:02 pm

    What’s really galling KL, is that it takes over half the population so long for it to sink in!

    And still they vote for the Tories and their prophet’s profits! And a decaying of society along with lower wages and bumper profits … and not a whimper … except from the unions … and us …

    JC really must be spinning at dizzying speeds right now!

  143. December 28, 2016 10:29 am

    Hello from Penang everybody…. 😀

  144. TB Queensland permalink
    December 28, 2016 11:38 am

    Well what a surprise … not … LOL!

    Have a noice Festive Season?

  145. Walrus permalink
    December 28, 2016 1:27 pm

    Looks like a rather nice day in Penang

    https://www.wunderground.com/webcams/tygg/1/show.html

  146. Walrus permalink
    December 28, 2016 1:29 pm

    Not much of a beach day here. Far too windy

    http://www.coastalwatch.com/surf-cams-surf-reports/nsw/palm-beach

  147. TB Queensland permalink
    December 28, 2016 1:49 pm

    What can I say … beautiful one day, perfect the next! Ahhh …………………………….

  148. TB Queensland permalink
    December 28, 2016 7:57 pm

    I cannot believe that this beach was and is allowed to stay open after six deaths!

    Can no-one make decisions in NSW?

    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/boy-missing-families-torn-apart-as-drowning-toll-jumps-to-six/news-story/b062dfead0d9782c218b5c002d71a3e4

    Absofknlutely stupid! One is too many … six? That’s absolute fkn negligence!

    Who’s running this country? Anyone? Someone? NO … moron … SIX? SIX!

  149. December 29, 2016 1:54 pm

    It’s been quite pleasant…

    Sitting here at the airport now, waiting to catch a flight to Myanmar..

  150. TB Queensland permalink
    December 29, 2016 5:11 pm

    Sitting in an airport …. pleasant?

    You have been</del are having fun … off to the Golden Triangle … ?

  151. TB Queensland permalink
    December 29, 2016 5:11 pm

    ooops … 😉

  152. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 29, 2016 6:16 pm

    Small surf, torrential rain, high wind… Victoria’s sensational Surf Coast was like Queensland!

  153. TB Queensland permalink
    December 29, 2016 7:34 pm

    Small surf, torrential rain, high wind… Victoria’s sensational Surf Coast was like Queensland!

    Still on the cheap stuff I see, ToM … 🙂

  154. Walrus permalink
    December 30, 2016 9:35 am

    “I cannot believe that this beach was and is allowed to stay open after six deaths!”

    Yeah 14 year old boy goes into the surf at 8:20pm in the evening when there are no flags to warn where not to swim and when there are no lifesavers on duty………………..

    Yeah what could possibly go wrong

    And Yeah it’s all the fault of our politicians

  155. Tom R permalink
    December 30, 2016 2:30 pm

    Yeah Insulation installation company breaks laws that ends in the deaths of installers

    Yeah what could possibly go wrong

    And Yeah it’s all the fault of our politicians

  156. TB Queensland permalink
    December 30, 2016 3:14 pm

    And Yeah it’s all the fault of our politicians

    Five deaths is a bit of a clue for intelligent people … oh wait!

    Much better to have highly paid NSW police detectives stationed at the end of self serve checkouts looking for “tealeaves”* …

    Dumb and dumber …

  157. Walrus permalink
    December 30, 2016 4:15 pm

    “Insulation installation company” = Fucked Up poorly executed ALP policy. ………….Just ask Peter Garrett

    Blaming drowning deaths on politicians = Fucked up idea of Leftists as to personal responsibility by the individual or if a juvenile whoever is supposed to be looking after them at 8:20pm on an unpatrolled beach.

    I know who fucking dumb and dumber are by just scrolling upwards

  158. Walrus permalink
    December 30, 2016 4:24 pm

    “Much better to have highly paid NSW police detectives stationed at the end of self serve checkouts”

    Yeah lets put a cop on patrol at every single water hole in NSW.

    The outpouring of stupidity from the Left never dries up

    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/mermaid-pools-man-drowns-while-swimming-with-mates-near-tahmoor/news-story/d5e6c596113b27cc8a866717ee97fd37

  159. Tom R permalink
    December 30, 2016 4:26 pm

    = Fucked Up poorly executed ALP policy.

    So, it was poor policy that led to people breaking the law?

    What happened to personal responsibility? Seems to change with the grubmint for some.

  160. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 30, 2016 4:30 pm

    Yep, the LNP has totally fucked up the NBN, what a bunch of troglodytes. The entire country should be outraged about it, actually I think it is, everyone I talk to says lib NBN is rubbish second rate and obsolete before it begins.

  161. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 30, 2016 4:52 pm

    The senator for badmouthing SA

    More like, attention seeking abbott tries to ensure nothing changes until he makes his next move to be PM.

  162. TB Queensland permalink
    December 30, 2016 6:17 pm

    Yeah lets put a cop on patrol at every single water hole in NSW.

    The outpouring of stupidity from the Left never dries up

    I used to think you were deliberately provocative but recently I’ve gone back my original suspicion … you have very low comprehension and understanding of the real world …

    Let me try again … one beach five drownings … no action = SIX drownings …

    And it doesn’t need cops … a few signs and volunteers would work well … supported by THE GOVERNMENT!

  163. Walrus permalink
    December 30, 2016 9:57 pm

    From your own link you idiot!

    “A further six people drowned across the state in the past three days, four on Boxing Day, prompting police to tell summer revellers “if you can’t swim, don’t go in, it’s as simple as that”…..”

    Exactly who has the poor comprehension skills Idiot ?

  164. Walrus permalink
    December 30, 2016 10:02 pm

    Duh in case you still don’t get it there was 1 drowning at this beach not 6

    How many times do you need it repeated to you

    Which makes your original comment as stupid as it was earlier. Along with your fellow SA troll

  165. TB Queensland permalink
    December 30, 2016 11:52 pm

    Apologies, wally, the way I’d read earlier reports all the drownings occurred on one beach …

    Maybe in the New Year you and I could react less aggressively and maybe get the same in return …

  166. Tom R permalink
    December 31, 2016 8:01 am

    Along with your fellow SA troll

    pulease esplain?

  167. Tom R permalink
    December 31, 2016 8:07 am

    From the party that has done everything to restrict compulsory super, they then do this.

    Add to that the complete stuff up that is centerlink, and their repulsive attempts to gouge $2Billion from welfare recipients.

    How much is business getting from them again?

  168. armchair opinionator permalink
    December 31, 2016 10:51 am

    Yep, it was a typo ALP = AFP

    Happy 2017 all!

  169. Tom R permalink
    December 31, 2016 2:45 pm

    those slaves to reality – scientists

    I think you mean those slaves to “government dollars” AO 😉

    You know, like big business are 🙂

  170. shaneinqld permalink
    December 31, 2016 3:44 pm

    Happy New Year to everyone for tomorrow. I am seeing the new year in through my eyelids.

  171. Tom R permalink
    December 31, 2016 5:38 pm

    Happy New Year to you Shane and other Gutsers

    I think I’ll join you. This year has been particularly shit, on a personal level (without taking in politics etal). I’m just hoping to wake up to a better new year 😉

  172. TB Queensland permalink
    December 31, 2016 6:04 pm

    Happy New Year all …

  173. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    December 31, 2016 6:35 pm

    Happy New Year to everyone! I’ll be drinking a few good reds from the cellar!

  174. Tom R permalink
    December 31, 2016 7:03 pm

    I’ll be drinking a few good reds from the cellar!

    😯

  175. Shane in QLD permalink
    January 2, 2017 5:55 am

    Todays headline for Tony. This will be the last one as I think I have made my point and it is a new year.

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/workplace-relations/bakers-delight-faces-legal-challenge-over-wages-20161230-gtjv3z.html

  176. TB Queensland permalink
    January 2, 2017 10:25 am

    G’day Shane, I know you made your point and I suspect most of us … as for ToMmy … I somehow doubt it …

    Perhaps we’re just being “partisan” …

    Keep ’em poor, keep ’em hungry, keep ’em entertained, keep ’em controlled! Shimples! 🙂

  177. Tune`In`Teabag permalink
    January 2, 2017 5:27 pm

    shanes-fairfax,,,,Bakers Delight workers, some on $8 an hour, are being kept on an outdated contract from the unpopular WorkChoices era that drastically reduces weekend penalty rates.

    Fairfax Media has obtained payslips and store rosters from Bakers Delight revealing its staff – often teenagers – are routinely being paid vastly less than the minimum award rates for working weekend shifts in bakeries across Victoria,,,,

    ,,,,Claims of wage theft,,,,

    ,,,,Bakers Delight has been taken to the Fair Work Commission over claims it has underpaid workers,,,,

    # ,, what`s good for `goose` is good for gander

    # ,, the system and courts charge and convict workers for relatavely minor thefts, therefore the system and courts `should` be charging bakers delight for theft from workers, and 7-11 for extortion and theft, but they don`t seem to be doing-so much of the time

    # ,, as the system is distorting more and more drastically against `some` and in favor of `others`, history shows vengeance will become justice

    # ,, watch the shock`n awe claims by teabags when some well-stomped poor fcuker gets pushed over the edge by the system and goes all `columbine`, `oklahoma-city`, `postal` or similar manifestation

    (less than 3-weeks until `season-1` begins) don`t forget to tune-in (-: Jan-20

  178. Just`Another`Teabag permalink
    January 2, 2017 7:51 pm

    guardian,,,,The anonymity of neoliberalism is fiercely guarded. Those who are influenced by Hayek, Mises and Friedman tend to reject the term, maintaining ,, with some justice ,, that it is used today only pejoratively. But they offer us no substitute,,,,

    ,,,,Some describe themselves as classical liberals or libertarians,,,,

    # ,, this is tinfoil`osys `not-a-teabag` routine #chuckle

    ,,,,but these descriptions are both misleading and curiously self-effacing, as they suggest that there is nothing novel about The Road to Serfdom,,,,

    ,,,,After Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan took power, the rest of the package soon followed: massive tax cuts for the rich, the crushing of trade unions, deregulation, privatisation, outsourcing and competition in public services,,,,

    ,,,,Through the IMF, the World Bank, the Maastricht treaty and the World Trade Organisation,,,,

    ,,,,neoliberal policies were imposed .. often without democratic consent .. on much of the world. Most remarkable was its adoption among parties that once belonged to the left: Labour and the Democrats, for example,,,,

    # ,, this is team-cheerers `not-teabag-lite` routine (-:

    # ,, that random out-break of journalism was a nice find armchair. A really good explainer-overview of neo-teabagism. It pretty-much skewers the whole echo chamber doesn`t it. (-: (-: (-:

    ,,,,But when neoliberalism fell apart in 2008 there was .. nothing. This is why the zombie walks. The left and centre have produced no new general framework of economic thought for 80 years,,,, #hint.yay.blib

  179. TB Queensland permalink
    January 3, 2017 12:30 pm

    How much does this twat get paid (by Australian taxpayers) to spout all this meaningless nonsense for six years?

    And what does he get in pension and perks for achieving nothing except using up good quality oxygen …

    … it seems Fuckwits© abound in all Western Governments …

    … and its not because we pay them peanuts …they can’t help acting (and in this case looking) like fkn monkeys … (apologies to all monkeys) …

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-02/david-leyonhjelm-calls-to-restrict-pension-assets-test/8157924

    Leyonhjelm earns $250,000 pa (x 6 years) … should save at least $150,000 pa … that’s $900,000 he could save … @ 5% pa that’s $45,000 pa tax free!

    Why would he need a pension? He should refuse it and change the pension system for all politicians to match the rest of Australians …

    http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Senators/Senators_remuneration

    Fkn hypocrite!

  180. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 4, 2017 9:14 am

    It seems to me that there is a disconnection about positive body image, and health messages associated with the dangers of being overweight.

    Overweight people are more likely to die of heart failure, diabetes, they are more prone to a range of illnesses and suffer disabilities associated with being overweight. Overweight people (like smokers) place a disproportionate demand on the scarce resources of the health sector.

    So why is there such a push to make fatness more acceptable?

    …and by the way, why do airlines weigh baggage separately? Weigh the person and the baggage and have an excess charge if the total is above 100kg!

    http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/opinion/i-dont-agree-with-the-weight-loss-industry-but-i-wont-be-judging-women-who-diet-this-month-20170103-gtlbqd.html

  181. TB Queensland permalink
    January 4, 2017 10:20 am

    Bigger problems in the world ToM …

    … autistic man chased by Centrelink debt collector

    Dun & Bradstreet is one of three debt collection firms being used by Centrelink. The other two appear to be Probe Group and Australian Receivables, which are both on $2.5m contracts.

    The government continues to defend the system. The social services minister, Christian Porter, said on Tuesday it was working “incredibly well” and gave individuals a fair chance to respond when discrepancies were detected.

    “What you’re saying to me is that if people over-respond, or if people find it inconvenient, then the response to that from a government should be to not do it,” Porter said.

    “Now, if we don’t do it, that is $4bn worth of taxpayers’ money that got wrongfully paid that can never be recouped.

    “I think that this is about as reasonable a process as you could possibly derive.”

    Other advocates fear that the new system may be particularly difficult for those with a disability.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jan/04/heartless-core-autistic-man-chased-centrelink-debt-collectors

    If this “system” is so “good” why isn’t something similar applied to corporates and financial institutions to collect taxes?

    The government may think its collecting $4 billion dollars for taxpayers but the cost of giving it back might be far higher than that!

    Still picking on the poor, fragile, young, sick and the aged …

    Why don’t they set up a few torture chambers around the country and cucking-stools in country towns …

    … a few burnings and beheadings and we’ll be just about where the Tories minds reside …

    And we may as well bring back the charge of blasphemy …

  182. TB Queensland permalink
    January 4, 2017 10:23 am

    “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5)

    Mmmmmmm ….

  183. TB Queensland permalink
    January 4, 2017 10:28 am

    The Commonwealth Ombudsman has been asked to investigate faults with Centrelink’s new automated data matching system that has resulted in welfare receipients being wrongly hounded to pay debts.

    Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has asked the ombudsman to step in after receiving more than 100 complaints to his electoral office about problems with the debt recovery process.

    “”The government has terrified countless people, ruined the Christmases of many and even driven some people to contemplate taking their own lives,” Mr Wilkie said in a statement.

    The federal government is looking to claw back $4 billion in overpayments,

    Social Services Minister Christian Porter insists the system is working “incredibly well” and the complaint rate was low – only 276 complaints out of 169,000 letters.

    But Mr Wilkie insists the minister has his head in the sand.

    “You don’t have to be a genius to tell that taking someone’s yearly income and dividing by 26 is not always going to produce accurate results if only because people’s circumstances change,” he said.

    Labor’s spokeswoman on human services Linda Burney called for the system to be suspended immediately until an algorithm is fixed.

    “The way in which the debt is being calculated is absolutely wrong,” she told Nine Network.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/ombudsman-asked-to-investigate-centrelink/news-story/3d180fa2fce17a50c188e65d9146cdc1

  184. Taxpayer, Ask Not permalink
    January 5, 2017 1:06 pm

    (The Department of Human Services algo is working c.99.83668639053254% incredibly well, ‘ey?)

  185. TB Queensland permalink
    January 5, 2017 1:27 pm

    M

    I was introduced to computers in 1979 by Nissan Motor Co. … for data capture and storage of all Australian vehicle records (we were moving from a microfiche database) …

    The opening line of the presenter has remained with me ever since …

    “A COMPUTER IS THE WORLD’S FASTEST IDIOT” 🙂

  186. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 5, 2017 9:34 pm

    http://www.traveller.com.au/freedom-around-the-world-the-most-and-least-free-and-tolerant-countries-gtksph

    Interesting, Australia comes in at 12th most tolerant country.

    Notice any common (religious) theme among many of the least tolerant?

  187. TB Queensland permalink
    January 5, 2017 9:39 pm

    A future in which human workers are replaced by machines is about to become a reality at an insurance firm in Japan, where more than 30 employees are being laid off and replaced with an artificial intelligence system that can calculate payouts to policyholders.

    Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance believes it will increase productivity by 30% and see a return on its investment in less than two years. The firm said it would save about 140m yen (£1m) a year after the 200m yen (£1.4m) AI system is installed this month. Maintaining it will cost about 15m yen (£100k) a year.

    The move is unlikely to be welcomed, however, by 34 employees who will be made redundant by the end of March.

    The system is based on IBM’s Watson Explorer, which, according to the tech firm, possesses “cognitive technology that can think like a human”, enabling it to “analyse and interpret all of your data, including unstructured text, images, audio and video”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/05/japanese-company-replaces-office-workers-artificial-intelligence-ai-fukoku-mutual-life-insurance

    So the 34 PEOPLE made redundant would be immediately labelled DOLEBLUDGERS in Australia …

    Decisions made for profit not for people again …

    When everyone is made redundant by AI and robotics who buys the goods and services to produce the profit for The Robber Barons?

    BOOM!

    LOL! LOL! LOL!

  188. TB Queensland permalink
    January 5, 2017 9:49 pm

    Notice any common (religious) theme among many of the least tolerant?

    They seriously dislike Roman Catholicism?

    Including the Russians I see … in the bottom 10 … that’s Orthodoxy for you …

    If The Vatican didn’t influence Australian government politicians so much, Australia might score higher as being more tolerant too …

    Talk to Dopey Dutton …

  189. Tom R permalink
    January 5, 2017 9:52 pm

    So why is there such a push to make fatness more acceptable?

    Cos Marshmallows is YUMMY! 🙂

  190. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 6, 2017 1:44 am

    “…So why is there such a push to make fatness more acceptable?…”

    To try and prevent 8 & 9 year olds from becoming anorexic?

  191. Shane in QLD permalink
    January 6, 2017 7:05 am

    I wonder if this government will accept responsibility for any suicides as a result of their Centrelink stuff up and these disgraceful letters of demand. . just like they crucified the ALP over 4 deaths in relation to the Insulation Programme. Or as usual will they blame someone else.An automated mail out makes absolutely no consideration of a persons mental state or their current health. It would be the same as a doctor sending a generic letter to all of their patients without reading the notes first. They have no idea of a persons mental health state without reading the file they hold and a robot does not read and analyse. It is typical of this government hunt down all the poor and unemployed and label them all as thieves and cheats while the biggest theft and cheating comes form business and the politicians themselves and One Nation is just as bad. She might say things some people want to hear but the actions and greed of her party demonstrate she is simply a political opportunist. Disgusted with the lot of the mongrels as usual.

  192. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 6, 2017 10:07 am

  193. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 6, 2017 10:13 am

    Usually when I make an impulse purchase, it’s a top, a cake or extras in the shopping, how do you make an $890,000 apartment purchase on ‘impulse’.
    I guess these people live in an entirely different world to me!

  194. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2017 10:39 am

    Shane, we do think the same … re your comments about potential suicides …

    … where’s the Prime Meddler in all this? Counting his money in The Caymans?

    TurnAbbott really is weak as piss!

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

    KL

    Re Susan Ley …

    And PBS prices have gone up $1.10 per script and the PBS Safety Net has increased!

    Must be to pay for Ms Ley’s (negatively geared? – I bet) GC unit!

    What fkn hypocrites …

    Maybe we should not have elections just get people to buy a seat in parliament and that would cover the costs of these thieving shits!

    I guess these people live in an entirely different world to me!

    WE sure do KL, lying is quite natural to politicians and it would seem their staffers …

    Why do they think the voters are so dumb … ? er, I should ask Pauline I suppose … or her Chief of Staff …. Mr Ashby …

  195. Walrus permalink
    January 6, 2017 12:32 pm

    “Maybe in the New Year you and I could react less aggressively and maybe get the same in return …”

    Mmmmmmm………………..but that’s not as much fun. 🙂

    I like flaming things up a bit.

    Remember I have lots of BBQs. I like flames.

    Oh alright if you insist.

    Anyways I trust everyone had a good NYE ?????????????????

    I did a 12 hour charcoal smoked spicey rubbed smoked beef brisket for friends who came over. Turned out rather nice along with deep fried spicey salt and pepper calamari…..spit roasted BBQ chicken basted in full fat butter as it cooked….plus smoked baby back pork ribs…..

    did someone mention some rubbish about bad diets……?

    .is there a renegade nurse amongst us ………………..?

  196. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 6, 2017 1:26 pm

    Australian lawyers for Human Rights
    https://alhr.org.au/alhr-slams-unethical-behaviour-centrelink-abuse-legal-process/

    ALHR slams unethical behaviour of Centrelink as abuse of legal process

    MEDIA RELEASE

    For immediate release – 4 January 2017

    The current attacks upon past and present pension payment recipients by Centrelink and the Minister for Social Services are “wrong at so many legal levels that it’s hard to know where to begin,”, ALHR President Benedict Coyne said.

    “At the most basic level, no entity should be issuing legal demands for money unless they are absolutely certain the money is owed and can substantiate this in court. It is for the creditor to prove any debt. It is also up to the creditor to ensure the alleged debtor receives the repayment demand. It is entirely wrong for Centrelink to put alleged debts in the hands of debt recovery agents when the debts are not proved and/or the alleged debtor never received the original claim, or to claim interest or process fees on money that is very probably not owing at all.”

    “The whole procedure is quite unethical and a complete abuse of legal process,” he said…

  197. Shane in QLD permalink
    January 6, 2017 1:36 pm

    TB and AO it really amazes me that people like Susan Ley and co have the utter audacity to attack the unemployed, pensioners and disabled, while at the same time helping themselves to every possible cent they can thieve in any possible way at any possible opportunity and then say it is within their entitlements. It truly sickens me. Then Barnaby Joyce says she was doing her job so nothing to see move along. I cannot understand how they sleep at night while stealing anything they can get their greedy hands on, and if they are so called Christians they will actually burn in the fires of hell for all eternity based on the teachings I received as a catholic. Legal does not trump moral when it comes to God was what I was taught, because deep down we still know whether it was right or not in the first place.

  198. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 6, 2017 2:27 pm

  199. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 6, 2017 5:33 pm

    Mayor gave $1.3m deal to quarry linked to his cousins, Noel and Gerhardt Pearson
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jan/06/mayor-awarded-1m-deal-to-his-cousins-noel-and-gerhardt-pearson

  200. Walrus permalink
    January 6, 2017 9:20 pm

    Ok you deadbeat Queenslanders where is the XXXX beer advert with camping ground by the lake filmed ?

    I know some hardcore 4wd people who want to go there and no one can seems to know

    I’m used to more salubrious lodgings myself

  201. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2017 11:11 pm

    Me too … you know people who drink XXXX!

    I thought you had a bit more class than that?

    Have you tried the XXXX site? I think the Kiwis own it now, was the Japanese might be the Chinese?

    QUEENSLANDERS! don’t drink it that’s for sure … 🙄

  202. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 7, 2017 10:11 am

  203. TB Queensland permalink
    January 8, 2017 7:45 pm

    wally, not sure “which” advert you mean … have you tried the XXXX website?

    All I can find is this:

    http://www.campaignbrief.com/2016/11/xxxx-gold-set-to-launch-new-ta.html

    Your question is asked three times … no reply by XXXX (Lion Brewery BTW)

    The other comments are interesting …

  204. Walrus permalink
    January 9, 2017 9:18 am

    “The other comments are interesting …”

    Yes TB I already saw that site

    Fascinating to see the advert/marketing industry bitching about each other.

    It puts us lot to shame. 🙂

    They really like climbing into each other

  205. Walrus permalink
    January 9, 2017 9:19 am

    And Yes that is the advert I’m referring too. Impressive scenery

    Maybe its CGI ………………LOL

  206. TB Queensland permalink
    January 9, 2017 10:55 am

    wally, have a look at the 60″ spot at 0.54 the lake is man-made ie a dam, see the trees on the edge?

    Problem is it doesn’t look like one of the Glasshouse Mts (Wivenhoe and Somerset are the biggest) … it could be the lakes up near Noosa …

  207. Walrus permalink
    January 9, 2017 11:13 am

    “…..man-made ie a dam, see the trees on the edge?….”

    “Man made nature.”……………..Excellent LOL

  208. Shane in QLD permalink
    January 9, 2017 1:24 pm

    Lake Moogerah , southwest of Boonah

  209. Walrus permalink
    January 10, 2017 1:02 pm

    Cheers Shane

    You have now made some hardcore long bearded 4WD fanatics happy

  210. Shane in QLD permalink
    January 11, 2017 9:10 pm

    Welcome Walrus !

  211. TB Queensland permalink
    January 11, 2017 11:45 pm

    Shane’s a cool dude … just a pity some don’t get it … 😉

    Long bearded? Muslim or Jews?

  212. Walrus permalink
    January 12, 2017 9:17 am

    Long bearded and tatooed caucasian late 20s early 30s “dudes” who all own Prados, Pajeros, Hiluxes and who wear their Raybans on their foreheads most of the time and wear baseball caps the wrong way around………………….Dont you have any in Qld ?

  213. TB Queensland permalink
    January 12, 2017 11:49 am

    Dont you have any in Qld ?

    Nah! We deport ’em south … 😉

  214. Walrus permalink
    January 12, 2017 2:06 pm

    See………..you shouldn’t run an open border policy because they are coming back

  215. TB Queensland permalink
    January 12, 2017 2:53 pm

    You think they are …

    … and what “open” border are you referring to?

    We know your number plate!!! 😈

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