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April 11, 2019

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  1. TB Queensland permalink
    April 11, 2019 6:01 pm

    YES PLEASE, SIR!

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 11, 2019 10:29 pm

    I used to admire Julian Assange. But then he delivered the presidency to Trump, so now I think he’s a f***wit

    Good on Ecuador for tossing him out.

  3. TB Queensland permalink
    April 12, 2019 3:55 pm

    I’ve never liked Assange … puts soldiers and intelligence officers’ lives at risk and provides our enemies with strategic information … GT Bay sounds good …

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    April 12, 2019 4:39 pm

    Just in case you missed it … (apologies, at first I thought you were ignoring it, then realised you wouldn’t do that) 🙂

    ToM

    I went back to your original supposition … Take the annual taxpayer subisdy and divide it by the number of cars manufactured.

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

    Take the lowest number of vehicles manufactured – 167,538 2015

    Being generous @ $200,000,000 (its actually closer to $100,000,000)

    You do the numbers …

    So you’re happy with taxpayers subsidising submarines to the tune of $50 billion over four years?

  5. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 12, 2019 5:10 pm

    No idea how submarines are procured by the government TB.

    So, even given the figures you’ve posted, how much were you willing to cough up for a car subsidy?

    Australia used to manufacture over 50% of vehicles sold here. At the time of it’s demise I think it was about 20%. People just didn’t want those cars, despite the subsidy.

  6. Tom R permalink
    April 12, 2019 6:11 pm

    how much were you willing to cough up for a car subsidy?

    More than millionaires claim on accountants

  7. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 12, 2019 9:21 pm

    Tom of Melbourne

    By the end of Labors term in 2013 locally made cars had crashed to only 10% of the market. Take away fleet car sales eg taxis, local govt etc, nobody was buying aussie made cars. No wonder they left.

    There should be an investigation why that happened because the automakers were getting billions in subsidies

  8. Drink`it`Down`Teabag permalink
    April 13, 2019 12:48 am

    used to ” admire Julian Assange. But then he delivered the presidency to Trump” @crap, the yank duopoly did, particularly the dems

    puts ” soldiers and intelligence officers lives at risk” @ZERO

    and ” provides our enemies with strategic information” @doubtful

    @great to see everybody is reaching across the isle and guzzling the yank koolade and not letting pesky facts get in the way.

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    April 13, 2019 4:17 pm

    ToM, let’s start at the very beginning …

    Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 8, 2019 6:01 pm

    Sure, we would all prefer to maintain all industries, but really, is a subsidy of $10,000+ per car good use of our taxes?

    When does it stop, at $20,000 per car?

    Because eventually motor vehicle manufacturing here was always unlikely to be sustainable for the long term

    Let’s now do some sums …

    “”””””Take the lowest number of vehicles manufactured – 167,538 – 2015

    Being generous @ $200,000,000 (its actually closer to $100,000,000)””””””

    So, $200,000,000 ÷ 167,538 vehicles

    Calculate on my trusty solar powered calculator …

    Mmmmmm … $1,193.76 each vehicle

    Now bearing in mind that the $200 million was over four years … lets divide $1200 by 4 =

    Wow $300 per vehicle … not $10,000 …

    Another Liberal economic management balls up! And still being perpetuated …

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    April 13, 2019 4:42 pm

    Australia used to manufacture over 50% of vehicles sold here. At the time of it’s demise I think it was about 20%. People just didn’t want those cars, despite the subsidy.

    And yet in 2018 Ford was No 5 and Holden No 6 in sales … as usual Toyota was No 1 and Nissan No 8 …

    https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-advice/australian-car-market-car-sales-statistics-and-figures-70982

    And while I agree with the statement that GM Holden in particular was not manufacturing what Australians wanted (in fact I wrote the same in more than one comment on this blog and elsewhere) … the furphy of subsidies being the issue still perpetuated … it was the marketing and sales side that dropped the ball … not production … and the subsidies kept over 50,000 people in work and spending and paying taxes … the government lost more revenue than it thought it had saved! FFS!

    $50 billion subsidies on 12 submarines will keep 4,000 people employed …

    Oh bugger that’s in France …

    Just 2,800 people will be employed here in good old Oz … and that’s over 10 years …

    While 50,000 people lose their jobs …

    Dudded again with that stealthy Liberal economic management skill set …

    Now, everyone light your cigars … and smirk …

  11. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 13, 2019 4:47 pm

    https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Automotive-Transformation-Scheme

    “The ATS has two stages as follows:
    Stage 1 – capped assistance of $1.5 billion from 2011 to 2015 and
    Stage 2 – capped assistance of $1 billion from 2016 to 2020.”

    $1.5 B from 2011-2015 is $375M/year

  12. TB Queensland permalink
    April 13, 2019 4:59 pm

    By the end of Labors term in 2013 locally made cars had crashed to only 10% of the market.

    Evidence?

    In fact under the LNP, PM trifecta, vehicle manufacturing dropped to ZERO!

  13. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 13, 2019 5:11 pm

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/269528/end-of-australian-made-cars-what-happened-and-what-it-means/

    “Australian-made vehicles overall totalled nearly 250,000 in 2005 but had more than halved by 2013 (118,510).”

    There were 1.1M cars sold in 2013. And only 118K of those were made in Australia. Locally made car sales crashed under labor. When Ford announce they were leaving when Gillard was PM the industry was dead

  14. Tom R permalink
    April 13, 2019 6:49 pm

    Just 2,800 people will be employed here in good old Oz … and that’s over 10 years …

    I wouldn’t even bank on them being here. The subs have no minimum Aussie component. Sold down the river on that one too.

    Not that we could support that sort of industry once they booted the cars out.

  15. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 13, 2019 7:10 pm

    TomR

    Telling lies helps nobody. Ford was not booted out. They announced they were leaving when Gillard was PM. That was it. The industry was dead

    Calling humans like you evil is an understatement. TomR you have no ethics, morals or a conscience. telling lies is your natural state

  16. TB Queensland permalink
    April 13, 2019 8:54 pm

    Calling humans like you evil is an understatement.

    I always knew you were the walking dead …

  17. Tri`Colour`Teabag permalink
    April 13, 2019 11:37 pm

    have “ no minimum Aussie component. Sold down the river on that one too.” @correct

    Not ” that we could support that sort of industry once they booted the cars out.” @agree, assembling `imported components` is Low-end and not the same level of bang-for-bucks as high-end, fully made here items.

    subsidies ” on 12 submarines will keep 4,000 people employed .. Oh bugger that`s in France” @everything l`ve seen, once the canoe building is up and running, it will provide Le-frogs with 9000 to 13000 jobs, not junkjobs either, full time, well paid jobs. Generating zero tax receipts for clowntown. @own.goal @-l can`t see blib stooten being able to reverse this either.

  18. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 16, 2019 11:56 am

    The Victorian government’s attack ads on federal funding for hospitals and schools will be referred to the anti-corruption watchdog.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/vic-govt-anti-canberra-ads-draws-oppn-ire

    I think it is disgraceful that the Vic government is using taxpayer dollars for attack advertising in the federal election campaign

  19. TB Queensland permalink
    April 16, 2019 1:50 pm

    I think it is disgraceful

    Have you seen the advertisement?

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

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/16/tony-abbott-says-he-would-be-willing-to-resume-leadership-if-drafted-in

    ROFLMAO!

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

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/16/australia-accused-of-siphoning-millions-in-timor-leste-oil-revenue

    It was always about the OIL never about freeing ET from Indonesian rule!

    Economic managers alright – try thieving bastards …

  20. April 16, 2019 4:03 pm

    I think it’s very generous of TAbbott to offer himself up as a new PM contender. I think in the interests of transparency though, the decent thing would be to challenge sooner rather than later. By the end of the week would be ok with me.

  21. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 16, 2019 4:25 pm

    Yes, I saw it on TV!! That’s when I decided it was disgraceful!

    And Tony for opposition leader!! Great, that’s a party going places!!

  22. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 16, 2019 8:27 pm

    We’re now in pre-election caretaker mode TB.

    But the ALP is using a state government to circumvent that convention

  23. TB Queensland permalink
    April 16, 2019 8:36 pm

    But the ALP is using a state government to circumvent that convention

    How disgraceful!

    So this is OK then?

    As for political campaign adverts LNP – $137,000,000 of TAXPAYER money – since the beginning of the year?

    Fucking rules … we should publish the Pub Test Rules … but then if you vote for the LNP you only visit pubs at election time … hey?

    Luckily for the LNP Neeeel seems to emulate the majority (for the time being) of Australian voters … ’tis like surviving the Walking Dead …

    https://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia3.s-nbcnews.com%2Fj%2Fnewscms%2F2017_41%2F2187676%2F171012-phone-crowds-paris-njs-601p_d92bb74d3b997379f38aa038131918d8.fit-760w.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Fthink%2Ftech%2Ftech-addiction-more-problem-people-realize-ncna810246&docid=9mbKHvG22XMVvM&tbnid=QyPFpNk90R6PpM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwib1Oa_tdThAhVFeH0KHWFFBjMQMwhQKAUwBQ..i&w=760&h=458&hl=en&bih=966&biw=1488&q=mobile%20telephone%20crowds&ved=0ahUKEwib1Oa_tdThAhVFeH0KHWFFBjMQMwhQKAUwBQ&iact=mrc&uact=8

  24. TB Queensland permalink
    April 16, 2019 9:45 pm

    Economic money managers my arse …

    https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/morrison-s-plan-requires-40b-cut-20190415-p51e6l

  25. Knotta`Diff`Rants`Teabag permalink
    April 17, 2019 9:15 am

    How will front yard signage differentiate the teams on this. As slomo instantly promised macron le-frog big taxpayer funded donations to rebuild incinerated house of skyfairy, blib stooten immediately went me-too, me-too. The vatican has more than enough to build and rebuild all the houses their fluttering skyfairy could ever need. But it looks like both teams are prepared to piss away some of our treasury on offshore skyfairy dwelling. @fcuk.em.both

  26. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 17, 2019 9:52 am

    TB, try googling “caretaker mode”

  27. TB Queensland permalink
    April 17, 2019 10:04 am

    ToM, stop trying to play the school teacher … I know what caretaker mode is … the issue is about the wasted TAXPAYER coinage … these boofheads think they are royalty – they could be they are just as much wasted space … and where did the phrase “political class” come from … since when did politicians ever have “class” …

    tbagz … ’cause all our pollies are dog botherers … and don’t forget the close relationship we have with the French shipbuilding community … I considering barbed wire all around my property … to keep the “believers” out …

  28. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 17, 2019 10:08 am

    I’m not arguing about excessive advertising by governments. ALL governments do it.

    The difference here is that a state ALP government is spending taxpayer money on political advertising during an election campaign.

    Do you have anything to say about that TB?

  29. TB Queensland permalink
    April 17, 2019 10:26 am

    Some interesting reading here … Domelli from the Prime Preacher’s Pentecostal Podium is quite amusing.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/17/secular-lobby-advocates-equality-as-religious-leaders-highlight-election-issues

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

    Do you have anything to say about that TB?

    I haven’t seen the advert … and have only your opinion that it is “political” … does it promote the Federal Caretaker Government or Opposition or simply provide factual differentiation between policies affecting Mexico?

    Shouldn’t you let “the anti-corruption watchdog” decide? 🙂

  30. TB Queensland permalink
    April 17, 2019 10:33 am

    A Liberal candidate in Adelaide invited 10,000 voters to a small café for an election forum, but forgot to tell the business about it.

    Shaun Osborn is running in the seat of Adelaide and distributed flyers across his electorate asking people to come for a coffee and a chat tomorrow at Pane e Latte.

    The Broadview café had no clue until its owner Matteo Giordano caught wind on social media

    “I was very surprised, because no one consulted me,” Mr Giordano told ABC News.

    Couldn’t organise SFA!

    (Still any advertising I guess)

  31. Ware`lz`Meye`Teabag permalink
    April 17, 2019 10:38 am

    Me either. l`m pretty sure each state can decide what their own interests are and lobby them. Highly doubtful anti corruption watchdog is needed, most likely you know who can`t tell the difference whether state treasury, state team or other interest group paid for them anyway, wouldn`t notice when the teabags have done the same either.

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    April 17, 2019 11:33 pm

    Joshy were innocent I tells yer!

  33. TB Queensland permalink
    April 18, 2019 7:40 pm

    A hundred thousand? Chicken feed – contempt of court should be at least jail time AND a fine – 3 months minimum … law is law … want to play Sharia law fuck of to where you came and stop fucking my country up!

  34. Tom R permalink
    April 19, 2019 6:39 pm

    You would hope that this is the nail in a very corrupt coffin

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2019 2:54 pm

    Here on the coast, long weekend don’t have the same appeal these days.
    I can’t get my table at the cafe and the surf is crowded.

  36. Tom R permalink
    April 20, 2019 3:57 pm

    If we could just make it legal to pay people the same (minimum) rate any day of the year regardless, your troubles would be cured.

    Although, to me, that’s simply another reason to restore the penalty rates 😉

  37. Know`Collusion`Teabags permalink
    April 21, 2019 11:01 am

    Here`s the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel: The whole point of the Mueller Investigation was to see if a conspiracy with Russia existed to affect the 2016 election. Dems like Adam Schiff promised otherwise, but it ended without a single American charged for colluding with Russia. ; Why? Because there was no collusion.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/23/no-collusion-after-all/?noredirect=on

    @happy chocolate egg time teabags (-:

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    April 21, 2019 1:46 pm

    And yet there was evidence of obstruction of justice … that maybe led to a lot of bending the truth with regard to collusion?

    Once ya start telling porkies ya gotta keep on tellin’ porkies … ’til someone kills the pig!

    Amazes me still that politicians, directors and senior mangers just don’t understand the simple concept of telling the truth … ’cause eventually the truth will tell …

    chocolate is not good for you … especially milk chocolate …

  39. TB Queensland permalink
    April 21, 2019 1:46 pm

    Is it easter?

  40. Rusher`is`FakeNews`Teabags permalink
    April 21, 2019 2:36 pm

    Russians weren`t waiting for Robert Mueller`s report with quite the same excitement as Americans. Russian state media`s coverage of Donald Trump`s campaign and presidency has vacillated between breathless adoration, mockery and outrage, but one thing has been consistent: The idea of Russia electing and controlling an American president has always been deemed absurd. Most references to the Mueller inquiry and the Trump-Russia story in state media are preceded by a qualifier: “the so-called Russia investigation,” as the prominent TV host Dmitry Kiselyov puts it. It`s not just the state media that has rejected the idea that Mr. Trump colluded with Russia. Even liberals and opponents of President Vladimir Putin have been deeply skeptical, pointing out that Russia`s ruling circles are barely competent enough to prop themselves up, let alone manipulate a superpower.

  41. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 21, 2019 4:15 pm

    Amazes me still that politicians, directors and senior mangers just don’t understand the simple concept of telling the truth … ’

    As well as union officials and just about every other occupation.

  42. Warez`Mie`Teabag permalink
    April 22, 2019 3:11 am

    You know who doesn`t comprehend ; Leadership needs to come from the top. @chortle

  43. R`wee`Learning`Nyet`Teabags permalink
    April 22, 2019 6:48 am

    Volodymr Zelensky, a popular comedian initially brushed off by Ukraine`s political elite as a novice, won the nation`s presidential election in a landslide vote Sunday. Zelensky, 41, earned more than 70% of the votes, according to exit polls, and his supporters expressed hopes the victory would usher in a new generation of leaders committed to weeding out oligarchs and political corruption.

    Zelensky was running against incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire chocolate tycoon(snip!)

    Many Zelensky supporters said they were voting for him not because they backed whatever largely unstated plans he might have for running the post-Soviet nation of 44 million, but because they sought to reject Poroshenko`s entanglement in Ukraine`s corrupted political elite.(snip!)

    https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-ukraine-elections-20190421-story.html

    Poroshenko, 53, campaigned as a wartime president who brought economic stability to the country despite the ongoing threat of Russian attacks. But he failed to convince voters he had done enough to combat the country`s endemic corruption. The president received just 25% of the vote, according to exit polls, representing a humiliating defeat at the hands of a political newcomer. Poroshenko conceded shortly after the exit numbers came out Sunday evening.

  44. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2019 8:38 am

    Yep… them Catlicks cause so many problems…

    Hundreds killed, 450 injured as explosions rock Catholic churches during Easter mass

    https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/scores-hurt-in-sri-lanka-easter-church-bombings-20190421-p51fyn.html

  45. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2019 10:26 am

    It has been widely stated that the Christchurch terrorism was enabled by anti immigration /Muslim comments and attitudes.

    I wonder whether that is true of the overt anti catlick comments, leading to the slaughter of a couple of hundred…

  46. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2019 10:49 am

    I wonder whether that is true of the overt anti catlick comments

    Or the fact that the doctrine is heavily influenced and controlled by pedophiles?

  47. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2019 11:39 am

    Exactly the type of sentiment that may give comfort to extremists that think it’s ok to slaughter hundreds of people that mustbe pedophile sympathisers.

    You know, that’s what catlicks are

  48. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2019 11:51 am

    I wonder whether that is true of the overt anti catlick comments, leading to the slaughter of a couple of hundred…

    Given that the murderers were religious extremists? (Sri Lanka’s dominant religion is Buddhism – 70% of the population … christians (were they all catholic?) number about 1.5% …

    I wonder if organised religions have caused more deaths, destruction, terror and cruelty than any other factor in human existence … religions ALL religions are about power and control … nothing else …

    Still that wasn’t your covert intent, ToM, was it, don’t let the truth get in the way of a snarky comment? I wonder too …

  49. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2019 11:57 am

    Remember that you’ve supported the sense of collective blame for catlicks ?

    You know, when you said- if you’re a member of the club, you have to share responsibility

    I wonder whether that type of sentiment enables extremists ?

  50. Wears`Mie`Teabag permalink
    April 22, 2019 2:12 pm

    I see our inHouse catlick pedofile defender is fluttering on behalf of his skyfairy again. That`s mighty white of you. Too bad you you haven`t worked out that skyfairy extremists are as bad as whitepower extremists.

  51. ivi permalink
    April 22, 2019 2:19 pm

    (I wonder whether that type of sentiment enables extremists ?

    It’s complicated.

    ————————-

    Askin’ for a friend.

    ————————-

    ….deemed absurd….

    Trump Tower, Moscow: “not memorable“!)

  52. Keep`Fishing`Teabag permalink
    April 22, 2019 3:00 pm

    (everybody at rolling stone had fishing poles yet nobody hooked the clownhaired cod) (-:

  53. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2019 4:44 pm

    1. Remember that you’ve supported the sense of collective blame for catlicks ?

    No, you said that, not me … I don’t “support” any “collective” … never have – never will … I’ve joined one club in my life – BRMA and will not renew my membership this year … ’cause its run by old fart wankers …

    And I certainly don’t support violence nor encourage it.

    2. You know, when you said- if you’re a member of the club, you have to share responsibility

    Or leave it or change it …

    3. I wonder whether that type of sentiment enables extremists ?

    I have no idea … does it?

    I wonder where you are going with this? And why?

    Just a point here – I answer to no one … no club, collective, you and especially blame trips … so get off the arrogant guilt trip …

  54. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2019 5:44 pm

    No, that was your comment TB, and if I could be bothered , I’d find it.

    But the point is that anti immigration/Muslim/right comments are blamed for enabling the terrorist in Christchurch and I’m asking why anti catlick comments haven’t enabled this terrorist act.

    And TB, you reserve your most vitrolic comments for catlicks, rather than all religions

  55. Tom R permalink
    April 22, 2019 9:12 pm

    I see barny has just won the train crash award for the 21st Century.

    All other applicants need not apply

    https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgM7rge83G?play=true

  56. TB Queensland permalink
    April 22, 2019 10:04 pm

    And TB, you reserve your most vitrolic comments for catlicks, rather than all religions

    You say they’re vitriolic – a few days ago its was ridicule … as I said then, I criticise the catholic church because of its hypocrisy and the fact that it dominates Australian politics like no other (not Sri Lanka) …

    Your overt comments are actually nothing more than personal vindictiveness towards me.

    And that demonstrates a catholic trait I’ve noticed over the years …

    Freedom of speech works both ways … not just for religion …

    Challenge my comments but don’t snidely insinuate that I am somehow responsible for the deaths and injuries to innocent people by a bunch of religious/political nutters … blowing up three churches and two hotels – that really is despicable.

    Never thought you’d stoop so low … disappointing …

  57. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 22, 2019 10:15 pm

    As I’ve said, I’m not a catlick or even religious, but i try not to ridicule the sincerely held spiritual beliefs of people. Whereas you’re entirely willing to ridicule catlicjs in particular TB.

    There has been plenty of comments about how anti Muslim/ immigration comments “enabled” terrorism in Christchurch. I’m asking whether anti catlick comments have also “enabled” the latet terrorism.

    You’ll note that I didn’t specify your comments did this TB, but I have previously said your sentiments represent bigotry.

  58. TB Queensland permalink
    April 23, 2019 9:41 am

    LOL! Another example of the LNP thinking people are dumb and gullible.

    Toxic alright and it stinks to high heaven!

    A host of government MPs fighting to hold on to their seats have erased the Liberals’ name and logo from campaign material, sparking Labor claims that the party’s brand is “toxic”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/22/liberal-mps-erase-partys-name-and-logo-from-election-campaign-material

  59. Inhale`Deeply`Teabag permalink
    April 23, 2019 10:03 am

    As the Coalition struggles to lift its standing among voters in the lead-up to next month’s poll, MPs across the country appear to be relying on their personal standing to counter any backlash against the Liberals’ brand.

    l am not a teabag .. l am not a catlick ..

  60. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2019 11:42 am

    l am not a teabag .. l am not a catlick ..

    Null?

    Our msm cheersquad are getting pretty desperate.

    Good

  61. Know`Change`Teabag permalink
    April 23, 2019 12:14 pm

    Of course the Legacy outlets are full of crap teamcheerer.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/elections/federal/2019/guide/higg/

    Look at all the noise they are making about safe zombies seats at risk. That link is higgins, the retiring odwyer critters seat. lts been blue for 40 years, l reckon there is fcuk all chance of it changing. Same with joshs seat nearby, another 40 year blue seat.

  62. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 23, 2019 12:28 pm

    An Australian prime minister would be forced from office if they commited just a fraction of the questionable acts US President Donald Trump was accused of in the Mueller report, according to former prime minister Kevin Rudd.

    Rudd is correct. And Trump is a complete arsehole as are the mindless f***wits that support him.

  63. E`MC2`Teabag permalink
    April 23, 2019 12:32 pm

    Hey genius, italic quoting doesn`t mean much without a link. @justsayin

  64. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 23, 2019 1:09 pm

    Hey fuckwit, ever hear of google?

  65. Keep`Snorting`Teabag permalink
    April 23, 2019 1:10 pm

    Via tbs limitednews ; Morrison hit back at the people who had mocked him in an extraordinary spray. “There was another one, another group, who was likening my praise in my own church on the weekend to some sort of Hitler salute,” @yes, that`s what l thougt too ; meta dropped the photo link above at April 22, 2019 2:19 pm.

    He(slomo) faced awkward questions on another subject though ; specifically, the fact that Clive Palmer`s incessant TV ads and billboards seem to be working. A Newspoll of four marginal seats out today shows a surge in support for Mr Palmer`s United Australia Party. The UAP recorded a stunning primary vote of 14 per cent in the Queensland seat Herbert, where its candidate is former State of Origin player Greg Dowling.

    @there must be plenty of `blo` in herbert. l`m sure dowling was one of the nrl gang of snorters busted in southport a few years ago. @yaaay.team

  66. TB Queensland permalink
    April 23, 2019 2:32 pm

    And Trump is a complete arsehole as are the mindless f***wits that support him.

    All of a sudden I’m thinking about shifting my support to Trump … have no idea why … 🙂

  67. Enemy`of`the`People`Teabag permalink
    April 23, 2019 3:52 pm

    wordpress..com ” has chosen the 12 newsrooms that will help shape Newspack, the core business platform for small and medium-sized news organizations. Newspack is a project of WordPress..com and its parent” https://newspack.blog/ @looks like the Legacy outlets will shed more viewers and it will be all twitters fault!

    There is no doubt theRonald `show` will be spectacular in 2020 (and featuring favorite guests `lock her up`, build the wall and drain the swamp), but l`m expecting the zelensky `show` fresh from the ukraine to top the ratings.

  68. Show`Me`The`Money`Teabag permalink
    April 23, 2019 5:05 pm

    There was initial speculation that billionaire donors were contributing to Notre Dame to receive a generous tax break from the state. Typically, the French government allows corporations a 60 percent tax deduction on donations made in the realm of culture.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/billionaires-raced-to-pledge-money-to-rebuild-notre-dame-then-came-the-backlash/2019/04/18/7133f9a2-617c-11e9-bf24-db4b9fb62aa2_story.html?noredirect=on

    “Billionaires should pay taxes,” tweeted economist Julia Cage, “not give when they feel like it, benefiting from enormous tax breaks.”

    (snip!!)the cascade of cash that materialized overnight to save the cathedral has raised eyebrows in France, still in the throes of a crippling protest over rising social inequality and whose leader is regularly decried as the “president of the rich.

  69. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2019 5:46 pm

    With all the lies being spread about death taxes, here’s trip down memory lane.

  70. TB Queensland permalink
    April 23, 2019 6:20 pm

    So if its not Labor! Labor! Labor! Labor!

    Its Lies! Lies! Lies! Lies! Lies! Lies!

    See a pattern?*

    Seems ISIS are claiming responsibility for the Sri Lankan murders …

    *Panic! Panic! Panic! Panic! Panic! Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack!

    Even on backwater blogs it seems … get rid of the dangerous commenters … LOL!

  71. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 23, 2019 7:19 pm

    Why do the left disdain volunteers? This example is particularly poor taste, just a day after 2 volunteer lifesavers died trying to rescue a tourist, GetUp releases an advert putting shit on Abbott via him being a volunteer lifesaver.

    https://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/federal-election-2019-live-tuesday-april-23/live-coverage/82165f0ba712455266a78bb5b1a0cbd7

  72. TB Queensland permalink
    April 23, 2019 8:32 pm

    Why do the left disdain volunteers?

    Your “belief” system is really in overdrive …

    THE LEFT don’t … SOMEONE(s) in GetUp have cocked up … its is an atrocious ad and in extremely poor taste (even tho I suspect it was scripted long before the tragic deaths of a father and son)* … the timing of its release is awful …

    Drawing extremely long bows like this only shows you’re panicking … anyway, I thought you couldn’t spread the blame to the whole club?

    Make yer fkn mind up …

    *Contrary to popular belief these ads are not created overnight (or over a couple of weeks) … even the time slots are planned/booked weeks ahead …

  73. E`MC2`Teabag permalink
    April 23, 2019 8:55 pm

    Let me guess teamcheerer ; blib stooten is saying `there will be no death tax under a govt l lead` (-:

    ____

    Did everybody see reportland tonight ; cracker story on wireCo ; the area with fiber to user works perfectly ; everywhere else, folks aint getting what they pay for, but problems.

  74. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2019 9:58 am

    https://www.katherinetimes.com.au/story/6085299/labor-wants-to-fast-track-nt-fracking-too/

    Well this is a dilemma … I am absolutely opposed to any fracking – anywhere … wonder who the local independents are …

  75. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 24, 2019 3:28 pm

    Why do the left disdain volunteers?

    Tony Abbott’s problem is that he exhibits signs of basic human decency – for example by being a volunteer fire-fighter and lifesaver. However, exhibiting decency to a leftist is like holding a cross to a vampire. They froth and scream to destroy the hated thing.

    Leftists believe that volunteers are an impediment to state hegemony. Drongo Dan Andrews smashed volunteer fire-fighters to empower his mongrel union mates. People coming together to help each other strengthens communities.

    Imagine if people come to realize that they can get by with less interference from the government! Hell, some people might escape the learned helplessness foisted on them by the welfare state. And then what? People might start standing up to the fascist enforcers of the new puritism – the Human Rights Commissars and the Gaystapo.

    As to the particular ad in question, Getupthemselves! is the perfect place for self-regarding virtue-signaling socialists – a cashed-up private company owned by a cabal of wealthy wankers trying to buy power and influence to reshape the world in their own misshapen image. Hold a mirror up to them and they’d see … nothing, fucking vampires that they are: sucking the life-blood of decency out of society and replacing it with the politics of grievance and victimhood.

  76. Tom R permalink
    April 24, 2019 4:00 pm

    “Lefties” don’t hate volunteers. They hate bottom feeding pollies sucking off the public teet and using volunteer organisations to further their own agenda

  77. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2019 4:34 pm

    TR, I think you meant …

    “Lefties” don’t hate volunteers. They hate bottom feeding pollies sucking off the public teet and using volunteer organisations to further their own agenda

    Oh, wait …

    Paranoia is ever present … shrill panic and fantasy … definitely a best seller!

  78. ivi permalink
    April 24, 2019 4:41 pm

    (Make yer fkn mind up …

    Yes. Poor, misunderstood, underappreciated Tony.

    See how he suffers* for his exemplary service to God, Queen, Country, and Community!

    I* blame the petunia oil; and that leather-jacketed turncoat.)

  79. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2019 5:57 pm

    Just arrived in my inbox …

    Sarah was in the fertilized egg business. She had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.
    She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.
    This took a lot of time, so she bought some tiny bells and attached them to her roosters.

    Each bell had a different tone, so she could tell from a distance which rooster was performing. Now, she could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

    Sarah’s favourite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen but, this morning she noticed old Butch’s bell hadn’t rung at all! When she went to investigate, she saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

    To Sarah’s amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job, and walk on to the next one.

    Sarah was so proud of old Butch, she entered him in a show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

    The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the “No Bell Peace Prize” they also awarded him the “Pulletsurprise” as well.

    Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren’t paying attention?
    Vote carefully in the next election. You can’t always hear the bells.

    If you don’t send this on, you’re chicken ….. no yolk.

  80. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2019 6:04 pm

    Yes. Poor, misunderstood, underappreciated Tony.

    That’s a bit cheeky, ivi … double entendre?

    Which Tony are we talking about? 🙂

  81. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 24, 2019 6:09 pm

    Even the organization representing volunteer lifesavers has condemned the ad.

    GetUp are up themselves.

    By the way, I joined because I like being on the mailing list.

  82. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2019 6:22 pm

    Even the organization representing volunteer lifesavers has condemned the ad.

    GetUp are up themselves.

    I agree!

    By the way, I joined because I like being on the mailing list.

    But I hope you are on the Young Liberals website … ’cause I am …

    And they are up themselves.

    I’m also on the the Liberals and Labor mailing lists …

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

    On another issue I actually witnessed (heard mostly) a police break-in and arrest on my morning walk … ya know to the “stay on the floor!” from the bashing on the door* … stuck around in case the police needed a hand … the neighbors played on their mobiles … astounding Walking Dead ….

    *swearing that would have left ToM breathless and reb giggling!

  83. Tom R permalink
    April 24, 2019 6:22 pm

    The man with A face like a mass extinction 😆

    Thanks ivi 😉

  84. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2019 6:30 pm

    Chuckle!

  85. Cry`Me`A`River`Teabag permalink
    April 24, 2019 7:15 pm

    The ad l saw was lifeguard tony sitting on the beach. Somebody runs up and says `help tony, somebody is drowning`. Tony replies `the science on that isn`t in yet` and takes a bite out of his onion.

    You really have to have your head planted deeply up your own arse to not enjoy that ad. (even if the science isn`t in yet)

  86. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2019 8:53 pm

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/24/brendan-nelson-denies-conflict-of-interest-after-passing-on-fees-from-arms-firm-to-war-memorial

    GRRRRRRRR!

    What fkn hypocrisy … 3,000 veterans on our streets!

    The AWM has drawn criticism for accepting funding from weapons manufacturers, including Thales, which is a sponsor and supporting partner of the institution. The Medical Association for Prevention of War told a Senate inquiry last year such sponsorship was “contemptible” and pointed out the “stark” irony of an institution commemorating the horrors of war accepting money from companies that profit from conflict.

    Nelson has been a staunch defender of the sponsorship arrangements, saying arms companies had a corporate responsibility to help explain “what is being done in the name of our country”.

  87. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 25, 2019 12:26 pm

    10 meter waves around here!! I think I’ll remain dry.

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/freak-waves-up-to-10-metres-to-hit-victoria-s-west-coast-on-friday-20190424-p51gyn.html

  88. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 25, 2019 1:09 pm

    I see Bill Shorten’s sport at the hugely expensive catlick school – Xavier College- was sabre fencing.

    Was that Star Wars inspired? It’s an unusual choice, and an exclusive choice at an exclusive school.

    Is fencing provided at the local public high school? Only the chiicken wire type.

  89. War`Fawning`Teabag permalink
    April 25, 2019 3:35 pm

    Yes its really closing the circle isn`t it. Weapon makers fund corrupt weak pollies that stick us into disasters we have no business being in. Pollies make lots of hot air and appearances beside war fawning memory stones. WeaponsCorp then gets branding rights to war fawning memory stones for small fee, no doubt tax deductible before offshoring profits. All while ignoring the folks with military grade injury. @Turds

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