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“Minister for Manilla” George Christensen Quits!

April 23, 2021

FAT CUNT and Philippino aficionado George Christensen has announced he’s quitting politics due to a “lack of progress” on conservative issues he holds dear such as religious discrimination, the development of more coal-fired power stations and “freedom of speech”.

The controversial Queensland MP will best be remembered for his contribution to Manilla’s tourism industry.

Since 2014, he spent around 100 days a year staying at “seedy hotels” in Angeles City – the red light area of Manila – where he frequented bars and strip clubs on the taxpayer’s coin.

A 2018 investigation found that the MP – described by Turnbull as “a young man, grossly obese and single at the time” – had not done anything illegal.

Turnbull remarked that “it beggars belief” an MP could spend nearly a third of the year overseas, on full pay, with the Nationals either not knowing or not caring.

He also noted that the north Queensland MP was a conservative with a statue of the Virgin Mary in this office and a tattoo of her on his shoulder.

Of Christensen’s trips, he said: “The hypocrisy made me sick.”

Announcing his departure from politics, Christensen said he wanted to spend more time with his family, including his wife April Asuncion, who were “caught up overseas” due to pandemic border closures.

The pair met in a “”karaoke bar”” during one of the MP’s 28 trips abroad.

A spokesperson from the Philippines Department of Tourism said the Minister’s contribution to the country’s struggling tourism sector would be sorely missed citing in 2015 alone he was responsible for 65 per cent of the developing nation’s GDP.

309 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2021 11:20 am

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  2. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 11:52 am

    If the old Cat Strangler dissed him he must be a decent chap.

  3. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 11:55 am

    So, he’s Cancelled himself. Good

    Turnbull remarked that “it beggars belief” an MP could spend nearly a third of the year overseas, on full pay, with the Nationals either not knowing or not caring.

    I think he means “the LNP either not knowing or not caring”

    I see turnbull is spending all his waking hours attempting to rewrite the history of his time as Prime Mangler of our Cuntry

  4. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 12:03 pm

    Apparently they are now calling him the Manila Folder

  5. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 23, 2021 1:20 pm

    Manila Folder 🙂

    “as Prime Mangler of our Cuntry”

    He achieved his goal of becoming a Labor PM and acted accordingly.

  6. Tom R permalink
    April 23, 2021 1:42 pm

    Back in Fantasia

    He did everything the hard right core wanted.

    He trashed Gonski, he trashed the NBN, and he moved million into the pockets of the already filthy rich.

    Now he’s a bitter old man and, like rudd, are now after the guy who put them there in the first place. Sad, angry old men.

  7. TB Queensland permalink
    April 23, 2021 2:17 pm

    It’s the Enablers I tells ya …

    Back in Fantasia Might be a bit subtle for the intended … but I like it!

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 24, 2021 11:35 am

    A dull fat guy that hangs around the seedy parts of Manila, that’s so unusual.
    And won’t he be missed in parliament

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    April 24, 2021 6:25 pm

    He might be missed by the extreme right controlling the Sooty & Friends government in Canberra

  10. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 24, 2021 8:38 pm

    He trashed Gonski, he trashed the NBN

    I suspect Gonski was never funded by Labor. Whitlam/ALP introduced free University education. The next labor govt found we could not afford it so introduced HECS

    And based on what i have read i am glad Turnbull modified labors FTTP-NBN. Nothing wrong with FTTP. It is the best but is expensive and slow to build. It is most probably unaffordable for Australia

  11. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 8:22 am

    “Lest We Forget” ………..

    Looks like they’re going for an early election.

  12. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 27, 2021 9:07 am

    I think it is prudent that western democracies don’t give the appearance of being a pushover
    The Biden administration is making similar statements and they’re not in an election cycle.
    As I said, Australia ranks in the top 12 for.a satisfied population. China ranks 94th. Our system seems to work better than theirs

  13. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 9:21 am

    The Biden administration is making similar statements and they’re not in an election cycle.

    Of course, you’ll be able to provide them, won’t you?

    You know, like the link for yor other claim here 😉

  14. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 11:09 am

    lol

  15. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 27, 2021 12:37 pm

    These pigs would be right at home in the Victorian police force:

  16. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 2:12 pm

    Turns out all those who refused morrisons attempts at comfort were correct. He wasn’t attempting to comfort them, he was pushing his religious fervor onto them

    What could go wrong?

  17. Tony permalink
    April 27, 2021 2:34 pm

    What could go wrong?

    Dunno. Based on the fact that all this “pushing” was (allegedly) going on inside Morrison’s head, and on what we know actually went wrong, I’m gonna guess: nothing.

    Meanwhile, what could go wrong here?:

  18. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 3:04 pm

    I’m gonna guess: nothing

    Ah, guessing. Or, ask those impacted

  19. Tom R permalink
    April 27, 2021 3:32 pm

  20. Tony permalink
    April 27, 2021 4:42 pm

    Or, ask those impacted

    Okay, I’ll play along. Who, exactly, was “impacted”, and how?

  21. Tony permalink
    April 27, 2021 4:57 pm

    What has 9 Perth ever stood (up) for?

  22. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 27, 2021 5:22 pm

    Totally oblivious to his own suppurating smugness, Mike Carlton refers to Morrison’s “smug, smirking stupidity”.

  23. TB Queensland permalink
    April 27, 2021 6:48 pm

    Totally oblivious to his own suppurating smugness, Mike Carlton refers to Morrison’s “smug, smirking stupidity”.

    Agree

    They are both demonstrate … “smug, smirking stupidity”

    But especially the “laying on of hands, god made me do it” Marketing Failure …

    And why does Parliament still say the lord’s prayer at every sitting … because he runs the country? ‘Cause nobody else is … ah, a deity to blame?

    Perhaps we should go all the way … dump the Senate and start calling on lords – the biggest landowners (half of ’em will be Chinese and the remainder farmers and don’t forget the bishops … I know! We can call it the house of lords and make the queen/king our head of state and really get thing moving ………………. backwards – oh wait!

    FFS its 2021 not 1721 … and this country is “supposed to be” secular …

  24. TB Queensland permalink
    April 27, 2021 6:54 pm

    No one’s mocking him for his religion.

    Of course not … just don’t affect my life with his fairytale “beliefs” … actually he can … charity, compassion, concern and action! (all the qualities demonstrated by “the first socialist” – JC – y’know god’s son, member of the triad) … modern religion is hype(ocritical) BS.

  25. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 8:30 am

    Who, exactly, was “impacted”, and how?

    Everyone he touched, because some people don’t want voodoo bullshit shoved into their space.

    No one’s mocking him for his religion.

    No, actually, I AM

    He believes he talks to god in a jibbering language for fucks sake. Instead of helping Australians, he’s fucking prayed for them instead!

    Yea, hasn’t prayed too many of them home has it?

    And he believes the poor are godless and brought this upon themselves because of their godlessness (wonder if he knows a dude called Job), and Twitter actually posts messages from The Devil

    Really, I have to laugh, because laughing is my last refuge in the face of the reality we are now in. A fundamentalist fruitloop literally running the country on a wing and a prayer. And now, they are agitating for War! Can’t get much more religious than that.

  26. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 8:35 am

  27. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 9:14 am

    Oh, this is gold. The villains from the movie Philadelphia lol

  28. ivi permalink
    April 28, 2021 9:44 am

    (… modern religion is hype(ocritical) BS

    Oh, what a ‘fangled hug we cleaved, when first we practiced to…succour.

    What could go wrong?

    We could fail to (re)locate the Secret before it is (re)secreted; alternatively, we could succeed, by doubling back, carrying the not-so-Secret via a little-known and even-less-used high-montain pass, well above the snow-line, before (re)placing Golgotha, safely esconced in a roughly-woven bag, behind a false-wall, in a gray-stone building, overlooking Torino; the holiest of sacked ‘Salem’s reliques proving the Son of Man….to be a son of man, albeit a man who knew a few things about a few things, if only one knew where to look; or something more-or-less-fanciful like that?)

  29. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 9:54 am

    or something more-or-less-fanciful like that

    Behold The Man

    Or MORE fanciful

  30. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:07 am

    Enter the Crusaders …

    The federal government has earmarked almost one billion dollars to upgrade Northern Territory military training bases and ranges used by both the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and US Marines.

    St Scotty & The Chinese Dragon

    What happened to the DEFICIT?

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:09 am

    The move follows Home Affairs Department secretary Michael Pezzullo’s warning the “drums of war are beating”. In his Anzac Day message to staff, Pezzullo said Australia must be prepared “to send off, yet again, our warriors to fight”.

    FFS … give the prick a rifle and send him bush for a week …

  32. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:27 am

    Everyone he touched, because some people don’t want voodoo bullshit shoved into their space.

    All right, since “those impacted” didn’t know at the time they were being “impacted”, and any “pushing” was going on inside Morrison’s head (allegedly), sounds like ScoMo is being accused of retroactive thought crime(s).

  33. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 11:03 am

    sounds like the guy who is protecting alleged rapists, is not above a little sneaky voodoo fiddling of his own.

    It may shock you, one who seems to believe in a sky fairy yourself, that some people may be quite averse to others practicing another religion on them.

    That is THEIR belief

  34. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 1:25 pm

    It may shock you, one who seems to believe in a sky fairy yourself

    Seems? I’ll thank you not to practice your hoodoo mind reading on me. I may be quite averse to it.

  35. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 1:46 pm

    I’m sure I recall you stating that you were Catholic. I apologise if I misread that

  36. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 3:24 pm

    I’m sure I recall you stating that you were Catholic. I apologise if I misread that

    Mmmm ….

    I may be quite averse to it.

    Or not?

  37. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 3:26 pm

    All of our objectives through the activities of our defence forces is designed to pursue peace. That is the objective of our government. That is the path that we are pursuing, but to do that in a region as uncertain as this you need to ensure that you have the defence capability that enables you to protect and defend Australia’s interests in that region. And this enables us to ensure there’s an appropriate balance.

    Of course, Scotty, isn’t your god on “our” side?

    Wonder if our new Defence Minister advised Scotty …

    Some light reading … for both of them

    https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/Australia/China/Military

  38. Tom R permalink
    April 28, 2021 3:33 pm

    Mmmm ….

    Are you implying my memory isn’t as bad as imagined?

    designed to pursue peace

    Well, War IS Peace 😉

  39. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:19 pm

    Are you implying my memory isn’t as bad as imagined?

    I’ve always respected your memory …

    Surely a Catholic supporter would not deny it? It was Catholics who carried out Inquisitions …

  40. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:19 pm

    And we talking about Pentecostals

  41. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:26 pm

    Surely a Catholic supporter would not deny it?

    Surely it would be nobody’s business but their own, especially in a place where people have regularly referred to them as “catlicks”.

  42. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:34 pm

    Surely it would be nobody’s business but their own Absolutely!

    catlick was a term used by “people” here … but no-one noticed … that following a backlash by some commenters those people now refer to Catholics …

    Some of those people were brought up (reluctantly) as C of E … and have no problem declaring that … ’cause they have no need to defend stupid fkn decisions by … Catholics

  43. ivi permalink
    April 28, 2021 6:53 pm

    (I may be quite averse to it.

    Dear ToSY,

    Your vote doesn’t count.

    Horus-ankh’epte has already decided that for you, per a(n un)remarkable (pro-)retro)active unilateral covenant.

    Amongst other matters which have been or will be decided for you, in a(n il)liberal (un)representative democracy, about which matters and/or decisions you may or may or not be informed, before or after the (f)act.

    (s)H(r)ugs to your valued humanhood in various places and situations.

    Yours preyfully in giving’n’taking liberties,

    Bro. ScoMo.)

  44. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 7:00 pm

    following a backlash by some commenters those people now refer to Catholics …

    Those people still do not hide their ongoing contempt for Catholics, even if they no longer use the term catlicks. (They have never admitted such name-calling was wrong, or, God forbid, apologised for it. Maybe they just wanted to avoid the “backlash”, which, in essence, was being referred to as bigots?)

    Some of those people were brought up (reluctantly) as C of E … and have no problem declaring that …

    So long as they make sure everyone knows it was something they endured “reluctantly”.

  45. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 7:12 pm

    Yours preyfully in giving’n’taking liberties,
    Bro. ScoMo.

    Yeah, no worries Bro, ‘cept I don’t speak-a-your language. So …

  46. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 9:55 pm

    Tongues … ?

  47. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:00 pm

    … which, in essence, was being referred to as bigots?

    Which in itself is bigotry … if the hypocrisy of the group is called out and is indefensible and then denied by aforesaid group.

  48. Tony permalink
    April 28, 2021 10:58 pm

    Oh, okay. You Those people must be the victim(s) then. 🙄

  49. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 8:05 am

    Speaking of ‘enduring reluctantly’

    Atlas Pissed themselves

  50. Tony permalink
    April 29, 2021 9:43 am

    In other news just in (from last century):

    In a famous Soviet joke, then-leader Leonid Brezhnev shows his mother his luxury apartment, his limousine, his fancy country house and his helicopter only to have her object: “But what if the communists come back?”

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/01/15/glenn-reynolds-class-warfare-elites-explains-world-conflicts-trump-column/2569252002/

  51. TB Queensland permalink
    April 29, 2021 9:43 am

    … must be the victim(s) then.

    Only if they want to be … 😃

  52. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 29, 2021 9:56 am

    It’s acceptance and tolerance for all faiths…except “catlicks”

  53. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 9:59 am

    Fuck All ‘FAITHS’

  54. Tony permalink
    April 29, 2021 12:46 pm

    Fuck All ‘FAITHS’

    The tolerant left.

  55. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 1:06 pm

    It’s just Free Speech man, thought that was your thing?

  56. Tony permalink
    April 29, 2021 1:11 pm

    It’s just Free Speech man, thought that was your thing?

    It is! I especially love the way it exposes what people really think.

  57. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 29, 2021 1:51 pm

    Fuck All ‘FAITHS”

    Especially the Socialist Alliance Sect; the True Blue Queenslanders (Brisbane Bum-Chums Chapter); the Toxic Trans Gestapo; the BLMAntifa Block Bloc Bovver Boys and the Cult of Climate Cunts. And then there is the most psychotic of them all – PETA: People who aren’t Ethical, do need Treatment and are fucking Animals.

  58. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:21 pm

    I especially love the way it exposes what people really think.

    To be fair, my intense dislike of religion in all its forms has hardly been a guarded secret 😉

    And yet, you remain reticent to tell us yours?

    Are you a Catholic adherant?

    Especially the Socialist Alliance Sect

    I AGREE Comrade 😉

  59. Tony permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:27 pm

    And yet, you remain reticent to tell us yours?
    Are you a Catholic adherant?

    That’s nobody’s business but my own. But even if I was, why would I want to declare it in an environment so hostile to catlicks and (Fuck) All ‘FAITHS’?

  60. Tom R permalink
    April 29, 2021 2:30 pm

    It’s only FREE SPEECH tosy, what harm can words do [sarc]

  61. TB Queensland permalink
    April 29, 2021 3:20 pm

    Especially the Socialist Alliance Sect; the True Blue Queenslanders (Brisbane Bum-Chums Chapter);

    Try saying all that with a few under ya belt! 😲

    BTW, I’m not against the “faithful” quite a few of my friends are “faithful” … but management and their instructions to the faithful – now that’s something different …

    In fact I’ve written here years ago that I’m a fan of the ten commandments …

    Just the hypocrisy of things like … Jesus loves you … that’s why we’re gonna torture you then kill you… because our god is a forgiving god … blah blah blah …

    And of course the ever present religious wars …

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

    Reading Bernard Cornwall (still) “Redcoat” about the American War of Independence,

    British General Howe, discussing the British losing at Saratoga, “I posture that God must have been with the Rebels, today … “

  62. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 8:34 am

    Try saying all that with a few under ya belt!

    I’d just assumed he just had 😉

    “I posture that God must have been with the Rebels, today … “

    dog certainly aint with any Australians in India atm, and his self proclaimed ‘chosen representative’ ainst doing anything either

    Boundless flights to share
    Yet, it’s become clear there were solutions at hand.

    Travel agents have told The New Daily they’ve offered to fly Australians home on flights operating regularly from COVID hotspots – but the government rejected help even before India’s latest virus wave.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/04/29/india-chartered-flights/

    This lot really are assholes

  63. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 8:35 am

    They’re not Wagging the Dog anymore, they’re swinging the bloody thing around their heads

  64. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 30, 2021 9:40 am

    Biden and Morrison using similar tactics:

  65. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 10:37 am

  66. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 10:49 am

  67. Tony permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:10 am

    HERE’S footage of Josh Frydenberg openly mocking the Hindi faith on the floor of parliament (footage from Feb 2020)

    Talk about clutching at straws. He was actually mocking the Member for Rankin, describing former treasurer Swan as his guru, and wondering which yoga poses he would use at the dispatch box.

    Is yoga a religion at all, let alone the “Hindi faith”?

    https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/philosophy/beyond-belief/

  68. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:12 am

    tosy, fer ya ‘spiritual awareness’ 😉

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

  69. Tony permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:20 am

    An ashram is also a place for practicing yoga. Based on everything else he said in that clip, Frydenberg was clearly using yoga as a metaphor, so was undoubtedly using the term ashram in that context.

    https://www.yogiapproved.com/om/what-to-expect-at-an-ashram/

  70. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:34 am

    So, your issue is it wasn’t Hinduism specifically he was mocking, but other spiritual practices?

    Gotcha 😉

  71. Tony permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:44 am

    So, your issue is it wasn’t Hinduism specifically he was mocking, but other spiritual practices?

    Hilarious. He was mocking the highly mock-worthy member for Rankin, Jim Chalmers. May the gurus save us if he ever becomes our treasurer.

  72. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 11:56 am

    He was mocking the highly mock-worthy member for Rankin

    Yes, by belittling something else.

    You know, if I were to talk about fried’n’burgher being as ‘selective’ with money as his ancestors … how would that go down?

  73. Tony permalink
    April 30, 2021 2:04 pm

    You know, if I were to talk about fried’n’burgher being as ‘selective’ with money as his ancestors … how would that go down?

    You just did. But thanks again for letting us know what you really think.

  74. Tom R permalink
    April 30, 2021 2:42 pm

    lol, so, I’m as bad as fried’n’burgher, because I used a hypothetical example, which I highlighted was wrong, and now, you want to say how nasty I am

    ROFL

    Speaking of ROFL

  75. TB Queensland permalink
    May 1, 2021 10:06 am

    Utter Hypocrisy! (Or Simply Lies?)

    On Thursday evening, Morrison spoke about the importance of community, including religious community, at the United Israel donor dinner in Sydney.

    Morrison said that Judeo-Christian values can be summarised by the concept of “human dignity”.

    “Seeing the inherent dignity of all human beings is the foundation of morality,” he said. “It makes us more capable of love and compassion, of selflessness and forgiveness.”

    Actions speak louder than words … the usual cacophony of nonsense …

    Show me da money …

    Welcome to International Workers Day

  76. TB Queensland permalink
    May 1, 2021 10:07 am

    Actions speak louder than words … the usual cacophony of nonsense …

    Show me da money …

    Welcome to International Workers Day

    And pinch, punch …

  77. May 1, 2021 5:53 pm

    I’m in New Zealand and they’re selling $30 bottles of Australian red wine here for less than $20.

    Can anyone guess what that is…?

    Let me give you a hint…

    IT’S A DISGRACE…!!!!!

  78. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 1, 2021 6:05 pm

    Plus the wine has to be shipped to New Zealand which should add to the cost.

    Perhaps new Zealanders are smarter than us and get a better deal???

  79. TB Queensland permalink
    May 1, 2021 6:25 pm

    Can anyone guess what that is…?

    In your case (pun intended) fucking good luck for you … buy a few cases send it home! (Note: They deliver grog in tankers in NZ … buy a tanker problem solved for a decade! (OK six months fer U)

    I see the perennial Smurf doesn’t get it. 🙄

    BTW you didn’t hang about getting across, The Ditch, can you breathe in the Bubble?

    You do know you face a five year jail sentence if you try to come home? Typical tyrannical right wing extremism …

    Stay safe … (eg don’t talk to Kiwis – they only come out at night and don’t understand English)

    Enjoy your holiday(s), reb, it may be the last one you get? Titter

  80. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 1, 2021 6:52 pm

    Note: They deliver grog in tankers in NZ … buy a tanker problem solved for a decade

    So that is the reason $30 bottles of aussie wine sell for $20 in NZ???

    BTW other than Reb who buys a bottle of wine for $30???

  81. TB Queensland permalink
    May 1, 2021 7:23 pm

    Kneel,

    So that is the reason $30 bottles of aussie wine sell for $20 in NZ???

    FYI … CHINA stopped buying Aussie wine … we have to sell where we can in the global market – even New Zealand … as for your last question … lots of very rich people pay more than $30… who know other rich people … who can do all sorts of stuff ……………………………….. 😲

    The tankers deliver BEER … not WINE. It was meant as a joke to, reb.

  82. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 2, 2021 9:46 am

    A $30 bottle… Penfolds 28?
    Stock up!
    And New Zealand… it’s a pity our travel bubble isn’t with a place worth visiting!

  83. TB Queensland permalink
    May 2, 2021 12:05 pm

    And New Zealand… it’s a pity our travel bubble isn’t with a place worth visiting!

    And you “live” in Melbourne? 🙄

  84. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 2, 2021 3:49 pm

    “And you “live” in Melbourne?”

    Pot. Kettle. Black!

  85. TB Queensland permalink
    May 2, 2021 3:54 pm

    I think New Zealand is a great place to visit …

  86. May 2, 2021 6:47 pm

    We climbed to the top of Rangitoto island today. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. The last twenty minutes were a fkn killer, but the view at the summit was almost worth it.

  87. Tom R permalink
    May 3, 2021 8:33 am

    Just went for a Google holiday reb. Looks pretty impressive. And the walk looks steep. Reminds me of the last bit at the top of Mount Lofty, which looks to be about about the same height from Waterfall Gully. Some idiots RUN up there? 🙂

    What is this “wine” thing you keep mentioning?

  88. Tom R permalink
    May 3, 2021 1:53 pm

    The Devils is ALWAYS in the detail with this lot (if you are dumb enough to believe they’d do it in the first place)

  89. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 3, 2021 2:05 pm

    TB…Brisbane vs Melbourne
    * Brisbane has more rain on more days than Melbourne
    * On average, Melbourne has more hours of sunshine each day than Brisbane
    * Melbourne is cosmopolitan, Brisbane is just Perth on the east coast, but without accessible beaches
    * But Brisbane has better all you can eat buffets and dodgier real estate developers

  90. Tom R permalink
    May 3, 2021 2:09 pm

    * On average, Melbourne has more Victorians than Brisbane

    Vival La Brisbaine!

  91. Tom R permalink
    May 3, 2021 2:54 pm

    Wondering if it’s too racist for those around here?

  92. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 3, 2021 2:55 pm

    (if you are dumb enough to believe they’d do it in the first place)

    Comments like that annoy me because you could say that about both sides of politics.

    In 2007 Rudd promised a NBN costing taxpayers $4.7B and finished by 2013. It never got off the ground. It was perhaps one of the biggest election lies ever.

    In fact if Howard had made a promise like that his enemies would never let him forget it. Most Labor voters have forgotten about Rudds 2007 NBN policy

  93. TB Queensland permalink
    May 3, 2021 3:46 pm

    TB…Brisbane vs Melbourne LINK?

    er … Not comparing Melbourne and Brisbane* … but your comment about NZ … comprehension … 0/10

    Subject change attempt 0/10

    In the beginning … ToM said

    And New Zealand… it’s a pity our travel bubble isn’t with a place worth visiting!

    * I have no need to compare Melbourne with Brisbane … but

    I.think.New.Zealand.is.a.great.place.to.visit …

  94. TB Queensland permalink
    May 3, 2021 6:20 pm

    Wondering if it’s too racist for those around here?

    Ah … Tim Dunlop and Blogocracy … where it all began for me … and a few here …

    Tim did forget … Joshy Frydeggandburger’s -?

  95. TB Queensland permalink
    May 3, 2021 6:24 pm

    Comments like that annoy me because you could say that about both sides of politics.

    But unlike you … we do! When our “side” is in governmental control and we don’t like it we tell ’em … I guess we aren’t as polarised as the Yanks have made the LNP … who are now just a pup of the Radical Republicans … the West is crumbling thanks to the Yanks …

  96. TB Queensland permalink
    May 3, 2021 6:30 pm

    Does Andrew Bolt actually know that Indians are not Anglo-Saxon just because they are in the Commonwealth of Nations?

    Andrew Bolt ‘ashamed of Australia’ over India flight ban, threat of jail and fines for citizens

    He makes ALL Aussies ashamed … fuckwit

  97. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:34 am

    He makes ALL Aussies ashamed … fuckwit

    When even a convicted racist calls the government racist

  98. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:36 am

    I have often thought dick ain’t what it used to be. Now I understand why:

  99. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:46 am

    Well, War IS Peace ” War? .. With thePanda? .. Shouldn’t we finish Losing in afgan-syria-libya-iraq-istan, before we rush off to start losing somewhere else?`

  100. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:54 am

    Ya got that right teebagz!

  101. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 4, 2021 10:09 am

    if you are dumb enough to believe they’d .. wireCo ” Correct. You were. .. All you can do now is keep re-sticky taping your telegraph wire to the kevin07 fiber each time the wireCo nodes are re-drowned or re-incinerated.`

  102. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 10:19 am

    We have proved to be incompetent at hotel quarantine. We can’t cope with the on and off lockdowns.
    The months and months of lockdown in Victoria was awful and damaging
    Most that remain overseas made that decision a year ago. It is now the responsibility of the government to look after the 25 million, others can wait a little longer

  103. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 10:42 am

    We can’t cope with the on and off lockdowns.

    WE?

    Why are we the only cuntry in the world to do this?

    Why is India the only country in the world we have done it too?

    The US and UK had worst numbers

  104. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 11:29 am

    … others can wait a little longer

    Those “others” happen to be Australian Citizens …

    Of the 910 deaths in Australia, from Covid … 820 occurred in Victoria … protests, whinging and marches didn’t help, nor did the Federal Government’s poor handling of Aged Care Homes.

    Be thankful someone had the balls to lock youse all down … Melbourne v Brisbane my arse!

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=covid+stats+aus&source=hp&ei=UaKQYN7EEMjXz7sPn8uKoAE&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYJCwYQoM-4gz9ELzMxNNezBw0oXNfHXF&oq=covid+stats+a&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAEYAjIFCAAQsQMyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgQIABAKMgIIADoRCC4QsQMQgwEQxwEQowIQkwI6DgguELEDEIMBEMcBEKMCOhEILhCxAxCDARDHARCjAhCLAzoLCAAQsQMQgwEQiwM6CAgAELEDEIsDOggIABCxAxCDAToOCC4QsQMQxwEQowIQiwM6BQgAEIsDOg4IABCxAxCDARDJAxCLAzoICAAQkgMQiwM6CwgAELEDEIMBEMkDOgUIABCSAzoNCAAQsQMQgwEQChCLAzoHCAAQsQMQCjoKCAAQsQMQgwEQCjoKCAAQsQMQChCLA1DhG1jSPmDtWGgBcAB4AIABugGIAfsQkgEEMC4xM5gBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXqwAQC4AQI&sclient=gws-wiz

    BTW it doesn’t rain in Brisbane we have occasional liquid sunshine …

  105. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 11:36 am

    I recall TB and Tom R advocating lockdowns
    * No other country reached 400,000 cases a day, so it’s a question of scale, not per capita. TB knows that risk increases with scale
    * TB and Tom R have said the success of suppressing the spread of the virus is due to the actions of the state governments. Wouldn’t you both prefer to limit further outbreaks?

  106. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 11:47 am

    I recall TB and Tom R advocating lockdowns

    I’m sorry, how has that got anything to do with locking citizens out of their country?

    No other country reached 400,000 cases a day,

    Yes, but other countries have exceeded that in percentage of population. And, when we compare countries, we compare in percentages, don’t we?

    Wouldn’t you both prefer to limit further outbreaks?

    Yea, if only we had voiced concerns about the cashed up feds outsourcing their responsibility for quarantine to the underfunded states

  107. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 12:02 pm

    What can I add … nowt … well said, TR

  108. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 12:14 pm

    TB ignores what he knows- risk increases with scale.
    Tom R, just ignore this and thinks it’s per capita
    There was an item in the ABC this morning. Medical advice is that the covid rate in hotel quarantine should not exceed 2%. It is currently 14%
    Manage it at the rate the system can cope with, otherwise risk more illness and lockdowns

  109. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 1:39 pm

    Manage it at the rate the system can cope with

    Of course, strengthening th system to cope is beyond their capability, isn’t it.

    OR, block people evenly from all countries, or limit their flights, as they have been doing for the past year. If they brought home everyone who wanted to by xmas as they PROMISED, we would have capacity. But they lied

    And I’m guessing, they are lying again.

  110. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 1:39 pm

    Manage it at the rate the system can cope with

    Of course, strengthening th system to cope is beyond their capability, isn’t it.

    OR, block people evenly from all countries, or limit their flights, as they have been doing for the past year. If they brought home everyone who wanted to by xmas as they PROMISED, we would have capacity. But they lied

    And I’m guessing, they are lying again.

  111. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 2:33 pm

    You’re repeating yourself Tom R
    India has a dreadful outbreak at least 400,000 cases a day.
    Governments have had a year to procure a few hundred (or more) ATCO huts and put them in remote locations
    I think state governments had ample opportunity, but so has the federal government
    In the circumstances where we have multi level government incompetence, the safest option is to stop receiving returning travellers from high risk countries. And India is currently the highest risk

  112. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 3:37 pm

    You’re repeating yourself Tom R

    Good one nil

    In the circumstances where we have multi level government incompetence

    Yea, nice try, but, states have been busy actually doing the heavy lifting, while suitable sites sit unused and abandoned. There are multiple army sites around the country that, with little modification, SHOULD be ready right now

    Also, even IF we believe the numbers, simply reduce intake, especially from non citizens, but NEVER abandon citizens. It’s the Governments reason for being

  113. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 4:38 pm

    It’s as if telling the truth will make his nose grow longer

  114. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:09 pm

    Manage it at the rate the system can cope with, otherwise risk more illness and lockdowns

    Pity you missed that 15 months ago … just like your Federal Government mates … they were told what to expect and as usual just sat on their arses … and burbled nonsense criticising people who were getting on with the job with what they had available … NT did very well …

    What if the Federal government did the same to the ADF and just left them … oh, wait!!!

    I see a pattern here …

    I know I’d be pissed off if my family was in India … will the cricketers be allowed home … the Olympic Team jumped the queue …… every Australian life matters …

    NEVER abandon citizens. It’s the Governments reason for being

    And their ELECTION … if this lot isn’t dumped soon I wonder how they will deal with any crisis … especially poking the Panda (acknowledgment teebagz) … the Morriscum Government has to be the most incompetent/inept Federal Mob I’ve had to suffer under …

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

    It’s as if telling the truth will make his nose grow longer

    LOL! TR firing …

    Or his tongue fork wider! (couldn’t help it)

  115. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:11 pm

    And in great news!

    Two battery-electric buses are now operating on bus route 587 fromYarrabilba to Loganlea station as part of the push for cleaner,low-emission public transport.

    A new electric bus has also been introduced to the network in the Redlands– servicing the Redlands to the Brisbane CBD. This bus is powered from solar energy sourced locally at the company’s Capalaba Depot.

    These electric buses are just the start, with new zero-emission buses rolling out in Logan, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns in the near future.

    QUEENSLANDER!

  116. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:17 pm

    BUT we really are in deep shit … very deep shit …

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/03/receding-glaciers-causing-rivers-to-suddenly-disappear

  117. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:25 pm

    I don’t remember TB and Tom R being do sympathetic to people who were blocked from returning to their own homes from interstate
    In fact I think they both suggested this was reasonable in the circumstances

  118. TB Queensland permalink
    May 4, 2021 6:55 pm

    I don’t remember TB and Tom R being do sympathetic to people who were blocked from returning to their own homes from interstate

    They were in AUSTRALIA … and FYI two of them were relatives of mine … no-one complained here …

    You really try to twist shit into a pretty ribbon (for the LNP)

    Oranges and apples

  119. Tom R permalink
    May 4, 2021 9:17 pm

    very deep shit

    It’s only going to get deeper too 😦

    I don’t remember TB and Tom R being do sympathetic to people who were blocked from returning to their own homes from interstate

    Are these the ones who were warned by the state governments NOT to go?

    Our federal Government gave many of these people permission to go oversees. In fact, they actively encouraged it. They wanted borders open (they claimed).

    They then BANNED them from returning home, AFTER giving them implicit and explicit permission to travel. Other poor souls have just been trapped over there for months because their own nation cannot do the one thing every other nation has done, and bring their own citizens home.

    Do you see the difference there yomm. or is all a bit complex for you to grasp?

  120. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 5, 2021 8:36 am

    The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government, the other by the LNP

  121. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 9:22 am

  122. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 5, 2021 9:33 am

    .. very deep shit ..” @tick .. The 2020s will be dominated by superBug, with intermission provided by global cooling. The 2030s will be all global cooling baby. Way too late for the primates to do anything even slightly resembling ‘effective’ now.`

  123. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 9:37 am

    “Do you see the difference there “

    Tom R you are the most consistent commenter here. ALP = good; LNP = bad. You are 100% predictable.

    Time was when you had some style and nuance about your comments. Now you’ve gone full Baghdad Bob. No ALP talking point is too ridiculous for you to spout. Your comments are more ludicrous than ScoMo speaking in tongues!

  124. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 10:07 am

    The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government,

    Wrong, state governments of all persuasions locked down.

    splats …… see above.

    Both ….. see below

    But Australia’s chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, created the evidentiary base for Slater’s central charge by telling the government, in very clear written advice last Friday, that citizens stranded in India faced the prospect of serious illness without access to proper healthcare, and a “worst-case scenario” of death.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/04/scott-morrison-lectured-the-states-against-snap-border-closures-now-hes-done-exactly-that

  125. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 10:11 am

    The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government, the other by the LNP

    Tom R you are the most consistent commenter here. ALP = good; LNP = bad. You are 100% predictable.

    You brought politics into it … its a health and safety issue … ask ToM about risk he seems to be the expert …

    When the Australian States closed borders here, the Australians concerned were still in Australia – a first world country with first world health facilities. No-one was “stranded” at high risk.

    When Australia closed its borders to Australian citizens in India, a third/second world country, with an almost negligible and severely damaged health system … and a massive population seriously at risk … the health risks to those 9,000(?) Australian citizens increased exponentially …

    I can only imagine what will happen in PNG … the Port Moresby General Hospital is somewhere you do not want to be!

  126. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 10:26 am

    Additionally TB

    NO OTHER COUNTRY HAS DONE THIS

    They are way too busy organizing special transport to get their CITIZENS home

  127. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 10:41 am

    I bet most of those at risk would be happy to sit in an RAAF C-17 or even a C-130 … just to get HOME. Long, uncomfortable flight – but not as much as a hospital bed in India (if you could find one)

  128. Tony permalink
    May 5, 2021 12:01 pm

    NO OTHER COUNTRY HAS DONE THIS

    I think you’ll find that’s bullshit. I can list over 20 countries if you like, including the US snd Britain.

  129. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 12:40 pm

    I can list over 20 countries if you like,

    Challenge accepted. Show me which other country has banned their citizens from coming home

    The surge in cases led President Joe Biden to impose new travel restrictions on India on Friday, barring most non-U.S. citizens from entering the United States.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/australia-bans-return-residents-citizens-india-offenders-face-fines-prison-n1266045

  130. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 1:12 pm

    “You brought politics into it …”

    How can that be? I haven’t expressed an opinion one way or another! And unlike Tom R, I’m as happy to criticise one side as the other. So you can’t even guess my opinion.

    This is a major fuck-up by the government. And inhumane. It is a bit like when Queensland told people in NSW needing to be rushed to the nearest hospital to fuck off, only on a much larger scale. Maybe the various state premiers need to tell the Commonwealth that they have the hotel quarantine situation sorted and demand the citizens of their states be allowed to return?

  131. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 1:26 pm

    And unlike Tom R, I’m as happy to criticise one side as the other.

    Read better, Parrot

    This is what I was referring to:

    Yep, so we are the ONLY cuntry banning its citizens from returning home.

    Nice bunch we are.

  132. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 1:58 pm

    How can that be?

    The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government, the other by the LNP

    Tom R you are the most consistent commenter here. ALP = good; LNP = bad. You are 100% predictable.

    I haven’t expressed an opinion one way or another!

    Mmmm … 100% Predictable?

  133. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 2:00 pm

    Maybe the various state premiers need to… build more hospitals.

  134. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 2:04 pm

    build more hospitals.

    Really, is there ANY point to the morrison government? Except as a gravy train for assholes who couldn’t make it in the real world (which I’ll admit, comes dangerously close to describing myself. Maybe I should sign up?)

  135. May 5, 2021 2:21 pm

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  136. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 2:32 pm

    “The difference is that one decision was made by an ALP government, the other by the LNP”

    I didn’t say that.

  137. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:04 pm

    No wonder Victoria fucked up its hotel quarantine program so badly! The ugly mongrel with the plural pronouns is a stinking hypocrite:

    The general manager of infection control at the agency running Victoria’s hotel quarantine program has been stood down after allegedly breaching their own protocols twice in the past two months.

  138. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:20 pm

    Luckily, I can’t read that dross, but just out of curiosity, what do pronouns have to do with it?

  139. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:23 pm

    AAUUGGHHH!

    I AGREE! with the ipa 😦

  140. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:34 pm

    “I AGREE! with the ipa”

    Never thought I’d see that!

  141. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:37 pm

    This should be fun!

    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk

  142. Tom R permalink
    May 5, 2021 3:44 pm

    Never thought I’d see that!

    Luckily I bourbon on hand to steady the nerves. I’ll just go an read my little red bible and try and settle myself. 😉

    lol, trump made his on twitter 🙂

  143. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 4:04 pm

    I didn’t say that.

    I know but you opted in with the comment you conveniently ignored

    You did express an opinion … aimed at TR based on ToM’s earlier comment

    Predictable?

    …………………………………………….

    “I AGREE! with the ipa”

    Never thought I’d see that!

    Because its about the poor decision … not the twits’ politics …

  144. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 4:09 pm

    This should be fun!

    Have you joined up yet?

    spambum, has …

  145. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 4:15 pm

    “The general manager of infection control …”

    Christ, that bloke’s a walking advert for poor health and hygiene if ever I saw one … 🤧

  146. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2021 5:03 pm

    Utter pig headed stupidity …

    In a separate interview, Ms Andrews was asked whether she felt compassion for the Biloela family.

    “I am a very compassionate person by nature. I will never walk away from that. But compassion takes many different forms,” she told ABC News.

    As the Home Affairs Minister, Ms Andrews could intervene and grant the family protection, allowing them to return to their adopted home in central Queensland.

    But she said she had been reluctant to step in while the legal case remained afoot.

    ahhh, journalists … “step” in while case “afoot” – afoot? a bit 18th century but then the detention is too …

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/people/2021/05/05/biloela-family-karen-andrews/

  147. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:33 am

    Utter pig headed stupidity

    It takes top level compassion to ban black Indians from coming BACK to their home. 😦

    Satans back in the game baby. How long ago was he telling us not to get information from facebook?

  148. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:43 am

    You get the impression they want to announce everything on facebook now, and block everyone from following

  149. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:07 am

    Psst. lf ya really want a laugh, check out theRonalds ‘qr’ code for his page/site that yomm dropped.

    `

  150. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:13 am

    ..biloela four ..” slomo has filled xmas quarantine with 2 boaties and 2 baby primates, instead of brining inian/aussuies home`

  151. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:20 am

    for his page/site that yomm dropped.

    It’s also funny cos, we’ve been asking for links from yomm for years, and, when he finally puts one up, it’s to a site best known for lying.

    Kinda interesting I thought 🙂

  152. May 6, 2021 10:39 am

    Morrison:

    “Australians coming back from India will be jailed but they won’t be jailed, and fined but they won’t be fined. I can’t be any clearer than that.”

  153. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:42 am

    we’ve been asking for links from yomm for years…
    Thank you, it is years!
    Was it 2006 or 2007 that a number of us started arguing on Blogocracy? So it is about 15 years and I was wondering whether we have resolved any disagreements over the course??

  154. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:43 am

    “Australians coming back from India will be jailed but they won’t be jailed, and fined but they won’t be fined. I can’t be any clearer than that.”

    Pretty sure they have a ‘colour coded’ spreadsheet to determine the course of action on an ‘individual basis

  155. May 6, 2021 10:45 am

    “check out theRonalds ‘qr’ code for his page/site that yomm dropped.”

    LOL… 😆

  156. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 11:03 am

    I was wondering whether we have resolved any disagreements over the course??

    Yes, I was right, you was wrong 😉

  157. May 6, 2021 11:31 am

    “Was it 2006 or 2007 that a number of us started arguing on Blogocracy?”

    Yes it was.

    “I was wondering whether we have resolved any disagreements over the course??”

    I think ‘the rest of Australia’ is still united in its views of Queensland.

    In fact, I was at a comedy show not so long ago, where the host asked:

    “Has anyone wondered why Covid hasn’t spread more in Queensland..??”

    “Apparently the virus needs ‘culture’ in order to survive.”

    😆

  158. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:02 pm

    I was right, you was wrong
    That’s what I was going to say!
    And yes, Queensland has united Australia… against them

  159. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:10 pm

    Scott Morrison says India flights won’t resume before 15 May but medevacs possible

    Anyone else see the irony in that statement?

  160. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:12 pm

    Why are Mexicans always jealous …

    QUEENSLANDER!

    I know ya luv it!

  161. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:15 pm

    And very funny re Queensland culture!
    It’s on the endangered list

  162. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:21 pm

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/us-news/2021/05/06/us-south-carolina-firing-squad/

    The other three states that allow a firing squad are Mississippi, Oklahoma and Utah, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

    Three inmates, all in Utah, have been killed by firing squad since the US reinstated the death penalty in 1977. Nineteen inmates have died in the electric chair this century.

    Just be thankful none of us live in that shithole!

  163. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 12:54 pm

    Yes, what a shithole…
    Number of executions 2019

    China ** 1,000
    Iran* 251
    Saudi Arabia 184
    Iraq* 100
    Egypt* 32
    United States 22
    Pakistan* 14
    Somalia* 12
    South Sudan* 11
    Yemen 7
    Singapore 4
    Bahrain 3
    Japan 3

  164. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2021 1:05 pm

    And by the way…
    Supplementary notes
    *The actual figures are likely to be higher according to Amnesty International.
    **The figure is estimated to be in the several thousands. 1,000 is a place holder.
    The exact figures for North Korea are unknown and therefore has been excluded.

  165. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 2:10 pm

    “Superior economic managers”

    Oh great, now whe’re gonna get a whole heap of random numbers from yomm about how bad thems are compared with lilly WHITE li’l ol us

    .

    .oh

    Still no lnks I see (not that I’m disputing those particular figures, just that, the only link we’ve seen from him, is to the worlds Greatest Liar)

    I also remember when we so bravely sold out Australian Jobs to set up that economic plan, that Labor and Unions(BOO) were RACIST for wanting to protect said Australian jobs.

    Interesting times indeed. Time for Spud to wrest control back with our (imported) subs?

  166. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 2:50 pm

    Yes, what a shithole…
    Number of executions 2019
    USA 22

    And that’s your answer … compare executions in (mostly) totalitarian countries? FFS?

    Australia NIL 0 zilch nix

  167. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 2:57 pm

    More utter stupidity from the Scotty Command Post …

    Coalition vetoes funding for wind and battery farm in northern Queensland

    Keith Pitt says loan of up to $280m for a Kaban green energy hub near Cairns would be ‘inconsistent with the objectives and policies of the commonwealth’

    Pitts a National party stooge, well, LNP … and another fuckwit …

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/06/coalition-vetoes-funding-for-wind-and-battery-farm-in-northern-queensland

    Thank christ I don’t pay anything for electricity … get an interest free loan and a solar system … the power bill reduction (and often return) will usually pay for the system in less than three years …

    They are less than half the price I paid 10 years ago.

    Next big buy will be a battery.

  168. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 3:13 pm

    “Superior economic managers”

    “Adults in charge”

    China will be really pissed when its decided to rip up the Memorandum of Understanding

    NT CLP senator Sam McMahon said the lease differed from Victoria’s recently revoked Belt and Road Initiative memorandum of understanding with China.

    “It is a commercial arrangement with a company; it’s not a direct arrangement with the Chinese Communist Party, so it does fall outside those terms,” she said.

    Ms McMahon said she was not in favour of revoking the lease on national security grounds.

    Veterinarians are all experts on national security and defence … 🙄

    When will Australia’s Federal politicians (particularly) undersand that the CCP “owns” every business in China … their market system is a faux version …

    I’ve been pointing out for years that China Towns AROUND the world don’t just flog Chinese tucker! Its a Chinese Commercial Invasion … trade always links to military …

  169. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 3:37 pm

    It is a commercial arrangement with a company

    Did they ask who owned the ‘company’?

  170. May 6, 2021 4:34 pm

    Is this why Josh Frydenberg always seems so self-satisfied whenever he’s standing behind Morrison…

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  171. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 6:17 pm

    Scott Morrison has incorrectly characterised Australia’s policy on Taiwan in a radio interview in which he also declared he “stood for freedom”.

    Despite Australian government figures publicly warning about the risk of war in the region, the prime minister appeared to endorse a formula for Taiwan that is actually Beijing’s stated vision for unification with the currently self-governed island.

    When speaking about Taiwan, Morrison referred to “one country, two systems” – the principle that China pledged to apply when Hong Kong was returned to Beijing’s control in 1997. But this is not Australia’s policy in relation to Taiwan, and both sides of Taiwanese politics reject the idea.
    ‘Stronger together’: Taiwan foreign minister urges new alliance against China
    Read more

    The prime minister made the blunder on the same day a Chinese government agency suspended a form of economic dialogue with Australia – in what experts described as a mainly symbolic move indicative of the worsening relationship between the two countries.

    Just how incompetent is this self proclaimed “expert” on everything?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Morrison#Early_life_and_education

  172. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 6:20 pm

    OK the incompetent had a slip of the tongue … so where is Sky News ramming down his throat … or 4GB/BC and whatever other radio station wanks the Liberal Party?

  173. Tom R permalink
    May 6, 2021 6:58 pm

    It’s ok, he fixed it TB

  174. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:17 pm

    Thai ambassador?

  175. TB Queensland permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:17 pm

    ahhh … slow tonight!

  176. Tom R permalink
    May 7, 2021 8:17 am

    ahhh … slow tonight!

    You could be PM 😉

  177. TB Queensland permalink
    May 7, 2021 9:15 am

    Couldn’t be any worse …

  178. TB Queensland permalink
    May 7, 2021 9:18 am

    The Morrison government is expected to begin repatriating Australians stranded in India as soon as its travel ban ends on 15 May, with evacuated citizens and permanent residents to quarantine at Howard Springs near Darwin.

    It wasn’t rocket science … seems most Aussies had figured what to do except Sooty & Gang – more delayed reaction … and why wait another week?

    Eventually they catch up!

  179. Tom R permalink
    May 7, 2021 10:03 am

    Couldn’t be any worse …

    Remember when we said that about howard, then abbott, then turnbull 😦

    if this knob falls, we get dutton 😦

    They are just an assemblage of racist, sexist, white male privilege

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/sep/11/peter-dutton-jokes-with-tony-abbott-about-rising-sea-levels-in-pacific-nations

  180. TB Queensland permalink
    May 7, 2021 10:30 am

    They are just an assemblage of racist, sexist, white male privileged religion driven zealots …

    As a worrying example … (my bold … long … but I’m sure you’ll understand why.

    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of CH-47F Chinook Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $259 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 29 April 2021.

    The Government has requested to buy four CH-47F cargo helicopters with customer-unique modifications;

    8 x T55-GA-714A aircraft turbine engines,
    5 x AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS);
    8 x Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS/EGI) +429; and
    2 x EAGLE+429 Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS/EGI).

    Also included is mission equipment; communication and navigation equipment; spare parts and components; special tools and test equipment; publications and technical manuals; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, maintenance, technical, and logistical support services, and other related elements of program and logistical support.

    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of Heavy Armored Combat Systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.685 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 29 April 2021.

    The Government has requested to buy one hundred sixty (160) M1A1 Tank structures/hulls provided from stock in order to produce the following end items and spares:

    75 x M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams Main Battle Tanks;
    29 x M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicles;
    18 x M1074 Joint Assault Bridges;
    6 x M88A2 Hercules Combat Recovery Vehicles;and
    122 x AGT1500 gas turbine engines.

    Also included is development of a unique armor package, Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station Low Profile (CROWS-LP), Driver’s Vision Enhancer, mission equipment, special tools and test equipment, ground support equipment, system and engine spare parts, technical data, publications and other related elements of program.

    Seems some people think we need a war to send each generation to … while we have 6000 ex service personnel on the streets!

  181. TB Queensland permalink
    May 7, 2021 10:33 am

    Well I buggered that up … was trying to highlight …

    $259 million + $1.685 billion

  182. ivi permalink
    May 7, 2021 2:30 pm

    (I think ‘the rest of Australia’ is still united in its views of Queensland.

    Possibly; ‘Legion’ ultimately was (sort-of-)convinced about ‘(gay) marriage’; although, strangely enough, Archbishop Welby, recently, apparently, albeit indirectly, did confirm that the State is solely interested in the ‘registration (of marriage)’; and the ‘left-path‘ to ‘(formal, legal) recognition of relationship (status)’, by the State, (almost) seems to have been ‘democratised’.)

  183. TB Queensland permalink
    May 7, 2021 6:14 pm

    ivi…

    We have had civil marriages for decades … by the Queensland Registrar (and other legal states) … The Minister (chuckle) and I were married in a church … to shut our parents up … Methodist … now a kindy … LOL!

    We wanted a civil marriage … as you know, by now, I’m agnostic … and to be honest we decided more for our children … think about the efficacy of marriage vows … really?

    And if a woman wants to be married to a practicing Catholic she has to become a … you guessed it … I guess …

    Medieval nonsense … and exquisite male dominance …

  184. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 9, 2021 5:39 pm

    Isn’t there something called common-law marriage as well??

  185. May 10, 2021 10:37 am

    Alan Kohler makes a lot of sense.

    He must be a lefty…

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/2021/05/10/alan-kohler-housing-market-pets/

  186. Tom R permalink
    May 10, 2021 10:51 am

    The well-meaning efforts of the federal government

    hahahahahahahahahahaha

    Sorry, I haven’t been able to finish that article yet. still recovering from that doozy.

  187. May 10, 2021 11:03 am

    “Hello I’d like to hire you to paint my house.”

    Sounds great. I charge $15/hr for my work, plus the cost of paint.

    “I have $2.00.”

    That’s not even enough to buy paint.

    “Wow so lazy. I guess no one wants to paint houses anymore.”

  188. Tom R permalink
    May 10, 2021 11:09 am

    “Wow so lazy. I guess no one wants to paint houses anymore.”

    Lazy dole bludgers should be more proactive like our leaders

  189. TB Queensland permalink
    May 10, 2021 11:24 am

    The daily news makes a miserable read these days … covid, floods, bombs, sabre rattling, mass murders, extreme politics, coups, navies involved in fisheries at war, idealogues and religious nuts of all shapes and sizes running the show, a fear of global food shortages, China threatening to bomb anyone that disagrees and now the market looks like nose-diving with the housing market to follow …

    Lovely Autumn day outside …

  190. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 10, 2021 3:37 pm

    “The daily news makes a miserable read these days”

    Always the way – ‘If it bleeds it leads!’

    Why not cheer yourself up old chap. Try belting out a Tom Jones classic like this:

  191. Tom R permalink
    May 10, 2021 3:38 pm

    These days, nothing is unusual 😉

  192. TB Queensland permalink
    May 10, 2021 7:06 pm

    Surely a photoshop, TR? Oh, wait, is that Tones the Abbott at the door?

  193. TB Queensland permalink
    May 10, 2021 7:09 pm

    oops Mad Abbott 😯

  194. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 10, 2021 9:17 pm

    Alan Kohler makes a lot of sense.

    He must be a lefty…

    It is a sad day for anti-Labor people when the Coalition is outspending Labor. Conservatives voters could never vote ALP/Greens but have trouble voting for the Coalition these days.

    WE have not run a surplus budget since 2007 with budget deficits as far as the eye can see to come

  195. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 11, 2021 7:33 am

    I hope there’s some $$$$ for me in the budget!!
    I think it’s fine to load my kids up with huge public debt. Let them worry about it

  196. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 11, 2021 10:27 am

    “It is a sad day for anti-Labor people when the Coalition is outspending Labor. Conservatives voters could never vote ALP/Greens but have trouble voting for the Coalition these days.”

    Welcome to the never-ending clown show that is the Uniparty. The difference between the two wings is which special interest groups get their snout in the trough and which clown mounts the unicycle and pretends to be ringmaster..

  197. Tom R permalink
    May 11, 2021 1:20 pm

    The difference between the two wings is that one spends money that helps the people, the other spends peoples money that helps their mates.

    And they lie about that too

  198. Tom R permalink
    May 11, 2021 1:25 pm

    Too soon?

  199. TB Queensland permalink
    May 11, 2021 6:16 pm

    I think it’s fine to load my kids up with huge public debt.

    FFS! Your kids don’t pay for all of it!

    Australia is not a business its a country … its life is virtually infinite … and its trials and tribulations, problems, successes and losses, innovations and foundations will always survive you, ToM, and me and mine … I can’t help guessing you live a comfortable life … and a bump in the road seems to be a cliff edge drama … build a bridge …

    I didn’t see any complaints about invading other people’s countries and that cost …

    The current generation(s) have paid for WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and a range of UN missions (eg Bougainville) … in both treasure and blood …

    Enjoy what you have while you and your kids have it … there’s always someone who wants what you have!

  200. TB Queensland permalink
    May 11, 2021 6:18 pm

    The difference between the two wings is that one spends money that helps the people, the other spends peoples money that helps their mates.

    Exceptional, cobber!

  201. TB Queensland permalink
    May 11, 2021 6:22 pm

    Too soon?

    Was the messenger get fired … ?

  202. TB Queensland permalink
    May 11, 2021 6:24 pm

    Just WTF is running the ATO?

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/05/11/ato-tries-to-recover-jobkeeper/

  203. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 11, 2021 6:45 pm

    The difference between the two wings is that one spends money that helps the people, the other spends peoples money that helps their mates.

    Labor policies make things worse. Labor destroys the lives of people. Labor does not care about people.

  204. Tom R permalink
    May 12, 2021 8:17 am

    I see that aged care providers are getting a profit boost from this budget. I wonder when the adged will get a boost? Next budget perhaps?

    Just WTF is running the ATO?

    The same thing running this scam I’m guessing. GREED

  205. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 12, 2021 8:46 am

    People with only one eye:

    Labor policies make things worse. Labor destroys the lives of people. Labor does not care about people.

    and:

    The difference between the two wings is that one spends money that helps the people, the other spends peoples money that helps their mates.

  206. Tony permalink
    May 12, 2021 9:00 am

    I’m eagerly awaiting Labor’s post-budget talking points to drop. Why hasn’t TomR posted them yet?

  207. Tom R permalink
    May 12, 2021 9:38 am

    People with only one eye:

    Perhaps you could explain why I am wrong?

    The libs have a long history of paying up while punching down. Prove I am wrong, rather than driveling nonsense again

    Why hasn’t TomR posted them yet?

    er, see above 😉

  208. TB Queensland permalink
    May 12, 2021 9:58 am

    There are many thing I’ve never understood about the LNP …

    … they hate welfare – but deny people improvements to compulsory superannuation …

    … want 100% unemployment* but water down the National Training System …

    … big tax cuts to rich businesses and individuals … oppose wage justice to workers

    ad infinitum!

  209. Tony permalink
    May 12, 2021 10:00 am

    The libs have a long history of paying up while punching down. Prove I am wrong.

    Maybe if you didn’t speak in meaningless slogans …

  210. Tom R permalink
    May 12, 2021 10:05 am

    Maybe if you didn’t speak in meaningless slogans …

    Sorry tosy, it’s all “Labor’s post-budget talking points to drop” had 😉

    but deny people improvements to compulsory superannuation

    Cos the Unions showed that they can run that better than the ‘professionals’, which cut into the old moneys .. money.

  211. Tony permalink
    May 12, 2021 10:09 am

    oppose wage justice to workers

    That’s why they have the Fair Work Commission. Labour and the unions are supposed to advocate for wage “justice”. The other side argues the case for business. That’s how you get both points of view. Then it goes to the umpire.

  212. Tony permalink
    May 12, 2021 10:12 am

    *Labor (the American spelling(!))

  213. Tony permalink
    May 12, 2021 10:14 am

    Cos the Unions showed that they can run that better than the ‘professionals’

    Nice talking point! Now you’re getting into your work.😉

  214. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 12, 2021 10:43 am

    It’s interesting that the industry superannuation funds have equal representation from unions and employer organisations, and often outsource the investment advice.

    The unions are the recipients of board members fees, which is a handy side income, but fortunately the board members get to go on the international study tours

    And-
    1. I think the current schedule of superannuation increases should continue, and increase beyond the proposed 12% to 15%
    2. Allow all financial institutions to participate in offering superannuation

  215. Tom R permalink
    May 12, 2021 11:53 am

    The unions are the recipients of board members fees

    THE HORROR!

  216. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 12, 2021 2:33 pm

    “Perhaps you could explain why I am wrong?”

    “One-eyed” was the term I used, rather than “wrong”. And you certainly haven’t proven I’m wrong!

    Although the ALP is the hands-down winner when it comes to paedophilia, they also do a nice line in corruption.

    Surely you remember Thommo. And Eddie Obeid and his mates Joe Tripodi and Tony Kelly who robbed NSW of over $100,000,000 as well as installing their girl Kneely as premier.

    Then there are the NSW Chinese Friends of Labor and their bags of cash to buy political favour. The ALP do love their Chinese masters, take former Senator Sam Dastyari for example. Or Dan Andrews’ scandal-ridden regime. It is the ALP subservience to the CCP that has turned you into a shill for those communist cunts who oppress their own citizens.

    And there is plenty more.

    The difference is I can see the ALP corruption as well as that of the LNP. George Christiansen may well be the Member for Manilla but John Howard was the Minister for Manildra!

  217. Tom R permalink
    May 12, 2021 3:38 pm

    And you certainly haven’t proven I’m wrong!

    lol, why should I? Call me one-eyed all you want. My point stands however, my statement is true, nils is just nil being kneel

    And Eddie Obeid and his mates Joe Tripodi a

    Nobody is a clean skin here. Anywhere power is held, people will try and screw it, it’s what you do once that is discovered. Labor change their ways, the libs hide and enable

    Then there are the NSW Chinese Friends of Labor and their bags of cash to buy political favour.

    Yea, let’s start with the Port of Darwin and wok or way back, right 😉

    Medicare, NDIS, NBN, And there is plenty more. 😉

    Everyhitng good in this country comes from one party. Sure, they’ve made mistakes, and are far from perfect, but hte good outweighs the bad imo.

    And then there is one party has done everything they can to destroy all that good, while fleecing the underpriviliged and paying off the well off.

  218. Tom R permalink
    May 12, 2021 3:42 pm

    Seems the budget isn’t based on policy, just … the vibe

    In other words, it’s all bullshit

  219. ivi permalink
    May 12, 2021 11:30 pm

    (In other words, it’s all bullshit

    Oh? ScoMoses can only part red carpets, and cannot prophecy, despite his manifest ‘gift(s)’ of/for leadership and/or government: maybe he should attempt discerning the difference between a genuine thief-in-the-night and a bogus red-eye-special caught in a headlight?)

  220. Tom R permalink
    May 13, 2021 8:26 am

    manifest ‘gift(s)’

    grift(s) perhaps? 😉

    “One-eyed” was the term I used, rather than “wrong”. And you certainly haven’t proven I’m wrong!

    Just for spite (oh, and so I can say “YOU WERE WRONG”) 🙂

  221. Tom R permalink
    May 13, 2021 8:35 am

    They’re just Gaslighting us with Great Expectations now 😦

  222. Tom R permalink
    May 13, 2021 9:30 am

    There’s always a tweet 🙂

  223. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 13, 2021 10:22 am

    “Everything good in this country comes from one party. Sure, they’ve made mistakes, and are far from perfect, but the good outweighs the bad imo.

    And then there is one party has done everything they can to destroy all that good, while fleecing the underprivileged and paying off the well off.

    The very definition of one-eyed Tom-foolery.

  224. Tom R permalink
    May 13, 2021 10:41 am

    The very definition of one-eyed Tom-foolery

    I mean, if you could find fault with the statement, go ahead. I guess, if you can’t, you are either denying reality, or are yourself, “one-eyed” 😉

    But my tweet above kinda proves, it’s not all one way traffic, which, is kinda the definition of ” one-eyed”

  225. Tom R permalink
    May 13, 2021 10:47 am

    Just more evidence of how correct my statement was

  226. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 13, 2021 12:09 pm

    Everyhitng good in this country comes from one party.

    It depends on whether or not you have a “more welfare is good” orientation

  227. Tom R permalink
    May 13, 2021 12:36 pm

    I mean, you can make empty statements yomm, or you can provide some evidence

    with links in yor case 😉

  228. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 13, 2021 12:39 pm

    What do you consider to be “everything good” ? Maybe I’d prefer to pull apart that statement

  229. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 13, 2021 12:52 pm

    Everyhitng good in this country comes from one party. Sure, they’ve made mistakes, and are far from perfect, but hte good outweighs the bad imo.

    If true it was all paid for by Conservative taxpayers. Whitlam brought in free University education. The next Labor govt found we could not afford it and brought in HECS.

    Anybody can make anything free if you tax the crap out of people and do not care about govt debt.

    Fact is Labor destroys the lives of people. They do not care about borders. Do not care about people.

    We had a car industry in 2006. Rudd/Gillard gave them all the money they asked for and our car industry was dead by 2013.

  230. Tom R permalink
    May 13, 2021 1:23 pm

    There’s a hint if you read yomm 😉

    He trashed Gonski, he trashed the NBN, and he moved million into the pockets of the already filthy rich.

  231. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 13, 2021 1:30 pm

    NBN? You mean Rudds 2007 election promise of a FTTN-NBN costing taxpayers $4.7B and finished by 2013??

    Has there ever been a lie bigger than Rudds 2007 NBN lie to win an election??

  232. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 13, 2021 2:55 pm

    Just define what you mean by “everything good” and I’ll discuss your views in (excruciating) detail

  233. Tom R permalink
    May 13, 2021 3:03 pm

    NDIS, NBN, Gonski, Marine Parks, Medicare

    Is that a good enough definition for you yomm (faark it’s hard working with animals and/or children)

  234. TB Queensland permalink
    May 13, 2021 3:47 pm

    (faark it’s hard working with animals and/or children)

    Or “adults” who can’t even spell empathy let alone show it …

    Mean spirited springs to mind … but for that you need a “good” religious upbringing … The Church & ME Foundation … how it shows …

  235. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 13, 2021 4:22 pm

    NDIS, NBN, Gonski, Marine Parks, Medicare

    The Marine Park network was started and created by the Howard/Costello govt. Stop being misleading

  236. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 13, 2021 5:14 pm

    TomR said Labor created marine Parks

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/abbott-turns-back-on-marine-legacy-for-votes-20100810-11xi2.html

    During the Howard years there was major policy reform in the environment portfolio, particularly in the area of marine policy. The world’s first Oceans Policy was developed, a groundbreaking ecosystem-based integration of ocean use and conservation mechanisms.
    With it came a steady stream of delivery — a major marine park in the Great Australian Bight, greatly increased protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (an achievement of global significance), a series of large marine parks in Australia’s south-east marine region around Tasmania and massive marine sanctuaries around our sub-Antarctic islands, which protects them from foreign fishers…………………………..Labor inherited the marine planning process but has failed to deliver anything on the water and have all but dispensed with deployment of any marine and coastal investment through the son of NHT, Caring for Our Country.

    As with the rest of Labor’s promises on the environment, there was policy, there was talk, but there has been no domestic delivery.

  237. TB Queensland permalink
    May 13, 2021 6:13 pm

    Made aware by a journalist !!!!!

    This is disturbing … not unusual … and I’m surprised that the “journalist” has not been chastised by members of the legal profession … the “media” seem to be overstepping the mark (if there is one) in revealing “stories” that may or not be true and run the risk of sub judice, or risking a prosecution … oh, wait?

    NSW MP Gareth Ward steps down as minister over police investigation

    NSW MP Gareth Ward has released this statement:

    Today I have been made aware by a journalist of an investigation into me by NSW Police.

    I have not been contacted by police in relation to any allegations.

    I deny any wrongdoing.

    Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as Minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room.

    I will not be making any further comment at this time.

    Gladys Berejiklian has also released a statement:

    I was made aware through media reports today that an MP is under investigation by police.

    I have subsequently received advice from Minister Gareth Ward of his decision to step aside as minister and sit on the crossbench while there is speculation about his future.

    I support his decision.

    The attorney general will act in Mr Ward’s portfolio responsibilities.

  238. TB Queensland permalink
    May 13, 2021 6:17 pm

    As with the rest of Labor’s promises on the environment, there was policy, there was talk, but there has been no domestic delivery.

    Silly comments but nothing from spermbum … two one eyed wankers in one …

    Must be an election around the corner … my local Federal Fuckwit just sent em a “survey” first in five years … and dead silence since since 2019 … he’s the boofhead that recommended “celebrating” Anzac Day … LNP attracts pollies like flies to dog shit!

  239. TB Queensland permalink
    May 13, 2021 6:27 pm

    This country is in deep shit with an ignoramus like is calling the shots which could be literally!

    Economic incompetents … diplomatic incompetents … political incompetents … social management incompetents … communication incompetents … Covid incompetents … climate change incompetents … renewable energy incompetents …

    Add your own incompetents: …………………………………………………

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/13/scott-morrison-denies-his-one-country-two-systems-reference-to-taiwan-was-an-error

  240. TB Queensland permalink
    May 13, 2021 6:28 pm

    Strategic incompetents …

  241. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 13, 2021 8:02 pm

    Heavens Tom R, if that handful of things represents (in your view) everything good about Australia, it’s no wonder you’re always such grumpy whinger

  242. Tom R permalink
    May 14, 2021 8:45 am

    The Marine Park network was started and created by the Howard/Costello govt.

    Yea, and what did they do with it? NOTHING! For almost a decade!

    https://theconversation.com/why-are-australias-marine-parks-being-reviewed-so-soon-after-they-were-signed-off-40329

    it’s no wonder you’re always such grumpy whinger

    All you need to do is refute my statement, Sniping from the sidelines isn’t refuting, it’s simply …. whinging grumpily

    If you have no idea what ‘good’ is, perhaps posit something you feel is ‘good’. Then we can see if ‘good’ is something that helps everyone, or just yourself.

  243. Tom R permalink
    May 14, 2021 8:51 am

    coalition marine parks wonderful (because they didn’t create any)
    Labor marine parks terrible (because they created …. parks with marine life)

  244. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 14, 2021 10:25 am

    Yea, and what did they do with it? NOTHING! For almost a decade!

    TomR

    It was Labor who did nothing.

    The Marine Park network was created by the Howard govt. Labor thought it was such a good idea they proposed to triple its size. In 2012 Burke/ALP drafted some legislation but for some reason never presented to Parliament for a vote.

    Abbott/Coalition then dropped Labors plan to triple the size of Howards Marine Park network

    Hence no Marine Parks have been legislated since 2007.

  245. Tom R permalink
    May 14, 2021 11:53 am

    oh nil, ye of little readin’

    The implementation of the CMRs has been suspended while the current review is under way.

    Which of course, abbott scrapped.

    But the key words there are “implementation” and “suspended”

  246. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 14, 2021 12:32 pm

    I have read up on this.

    In 2012 Burke/ALP proposed to triple the size of the Marine Park network created by Howard. For some reason Tony Burke did not present Labors proposal to Parliament to be legislated.

    If Labor had legislated their proposal Abbott could not touch it.

    Abbott did not suspend Labors proposal, he dropped it.

    There has not been a Marine Park legislated since 2007

  247. Tom R permalink
    May 14, 2021 1:01 pm

    For some reason Tony Burke did not present Labors proposal to Parliament to be legislated.

    They were ‘management plans’, they don’t get ‘legislated’

    he management plans were approved only in March 2013 and as yet only the southeast region is being actively managed.

    Also

    https://www.tonyburke.com.au/media-releases/2018/3/20/media-release-the-government-has-just-gutted-australias-marine-parks

    If Labor had legislated their proposal Abbott could not touch it.

    Yea, like the Carbon Price etal.

  248. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 14, 2021 2:19 pm

    TomR

    You are wrong.

    Labor never legislated their proposal. And the new Abbott govt dropped it.

    The mystery is why Tony Burke did not present his proposal to be legislated in 2012 when the legislation was drafted..

    Our last marine Park was legislated in 2007. You cannot touch the Howard govt Marine Parks without an Act of Parliament because Howard legislated them into existence.

  249. Tom R permalink
    May 14, 2021 3:08 pm

    hey nil, watch out for that tree

  250. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 14, 2021 3:23 pm

    TomR

    You come from the side of politics that misleads and deceives people.

    Why didn’t Tony Burke mention what Howard did??? Howard did this

    a major marine park in the Great Australian Bight, greatly increased protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (an achievement of global significance), a series of large marine parks in Australia’s south-east marine region around Tasmania and massive marine sanctuaries around our sub-Antarctic islands, which protects them from foreign fishers

    Labor claims credit for Howards work. Then Burke says Labor created that network.

    IN 2012 Tony Burke proposed to triple the size of Howards marine parks but never legislated it.

    WHY????

  251. Tom R permalink
    May 14, 2021 9:51 pm

    No matter how much that tree dodges, nil still hits it.

  252. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 14, 2021 10:01 pm

    TomR

    Give it a miss. This topic shows how deceitful the ALP is.

    The Marine Park network was created by Howard, something Tony Burke avoided in his media release.

    Since 2007 there has not been one Marine Park legislated

    Like all ALP supporters you mislead and deceive people

  253. Tom R permalink
    May 15, 2021 6:01 am

    facepalm nil

    I’ll just do it one more time

    The implementation of the CMRs has been suspended while the current review is under way.

    “Abbott did not suspend Labors proposal, he dropped it.”

    It wasn’t a ‘proposal’, it was a formulated plan, designed by experts, enacted and implemented under ‘legislation’ howard passed (and then did nothing with), that abbott then immediately suspended, and now friedburgher has done another plan, which does nothing. Well done howard. He created nothing. Labor tried to use what he did for good, but the libs, as is their nature, used it for shit.

  254. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 15, 2021 9:53 am

    Tomr

    Did you read my SMH article?? It is things like this why i say Labor misleads and deceives people. Conservatives usually lose the argument because you are masters of deceit. There has not been a Marine Park legislated since 2007

    During the Howard years there was major policy reform in the environment portfolio, particularly in the area of marine policy. The world’s first Oceans Policy was developed, a groundbreaking ecosystem-based integration of ocean use and conservation mechanisms.
    With it came a steady stream of delivery — a major marine park in the Great Australian Bight, greatly increased protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (an achievement of global significance), a series of large marine parks in Australia’s south-east marine region around Tasmania and massive marine sanctuaries around our sub-Antarctic islands, which protects them from foreign fishers…………………………..Labor inherited the marine planning process but has failed to deliver anything on the water and have all but dispensed with deployment of any marine and coastal investment through the son of NHT, Caring for Our Country.

    As with the rest of Labor’s promises on the environment, there was policy, there was talk, but there has been no domestic delivery.

  255. TB Queensland permalink
    May 15, 2021 10:57 am

    Yawn …

  256. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 15, 2021 11:15 am

    Last night I heard some interesting details about how Dan sufferEd his injuries
    Maybe the stairs were the least if his troubles, in the Fox family context

  257. TB Queensland permalink
    May 15, 2021 12:26 pm

    Last night I heard some interesting details

    Regular Mrs Kravitz … in the Bewitched context

  258. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 15, 2021 5:01 pm

    TomR

    The Marine Park topic is just another reason why i say Labor misleads and deceives.

    There is not one reference in that Tony Burke media release that Howard created our Marine Park network

    Burke could have said Howard created the Marine Park network and Labor wanted to build on that. And the current Coalition govt is blocking that.

    But even that statement would be wrong because Labor never legislated anything.

    WE have National Parks in Australia. Once legislated the next govt cannot touch them.

    Labor never legislated their Marine Park proposal so the next govt can change the proposal or drop it

    To this day nobody knows why Tony Burke never presented his proposal to triple the size of Howards marine Park to Parliament. WHY?????

  259. Tom R permalink
    May 16, 2021 2:39 pm

    Last night I heard some interesting details about how Dan sufferEd his injuries

    This should be good. Maybe we take a sweeptakes on the ‘real cause’

    Bending over for China?
    Chasing down someone who didn’t check in?
    Throwing his useless Kindle out the window?

    c’mon yomm, don’t leave us all on tenderhooks 🙂

  260. TB Queensland permalink
    May 16, 2021 6:40 pm

    How do you spell Netanyahu in Yiddish?

    A..R..S..E..H..O..L..E

    Are ready for the next quiz?

  261. TB Queensland permalink
    May 16, 2021 6:54 pm

    People should read more history … it may not repeat but it rhymes …

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/mining/china-vowed-to-reduce-steel-output-but-hasnt-is-it-part-of-a-sinister-plan/news-story/409718021f12a2894135fbf65bd67a99

    WTF do you build weapons with, ships, tanks, infantry weapons, missiles, but particularly ships.

    Maybe the next generation will be talking about China Steel Scotty! ala Pig Iron Bob!

    If they are still alive!

  262. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 16, 2021 9:26 pm

    I think you mean “tenterhooks”

  263. TB Queensland permalink
    May 16, 2021 10:32 pm

    Great reply ToM!

  264. Tom R permalink
    May 17, 2021 9:00 am

    Great reply ToM!

    BUUUURNing me

    by not fessin up with his incriminating news 😉

    “One of the key points about the Defence Force is that you don’t bring the Defence Force into political controversy,”

    Yea, but we’re on a WAR footin’. All because those Chinese don’t like being called names (oh, and blamed for things without any evidence, or used as scapegoats for others failings)

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-17/scott-morrison-red-carpet-raaf-williamtown-visit-fact-check/100139660

  265. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 17, 2021 11:03 am

    It’s that the injuries resulted from a reaction to objection to behaviour.
    You’d think he’d be back in some capacity by now. And the suggestion is that his return is very doubtful
    ——
    Has ANYONE ever heard of Lindsay Fox not suing, just because he couldn’t be bothered?
    He’s famous for litigation

  266. Tom R permalink
    May 17, 2021 11:12 am

    It’s that the injuries resulted from a reaction to objection to behaviour.

    wtf does that even mean yomm?

    His kids misbehaved, so he threw a hissy? Try to be more obtuse (if possible)

    Or was I correct

    “Chasing down someone who didn’t check in?”

    Just put the link in 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  267. Tom R permalink
    May 17, 2021 11:15 am

    I mean, I heard that Chinese military scientists “discussed the weaponisation of Sars coronaviruses five years before the Covid-19 pandemic” and predicted a third world war would be fought with biological weapons.

    Which, if I believed it, would explain a lot of the governments actions.re China

    Perhaps they read the same dross?

  268. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 17, 2021 11:16 am

    I don’t think it’s such a great idea to post the unsubstantiated details here, I hadn’t heard the specifics before.
    Is there a site (beyond this one) that specialises in salacious gossip?

  269. TB Queensland permalink
    May 17, 2021 11:17 am

    “LInk” … please explain? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  270. TB Queensland permalink
    May 17, 2021 11:19 am

    Tom of Melbourne May 17, 2021 11:16 am

    Whoooooo! Whooo!

  271. Tom R permalink
    May 17, 2021 12:07 pm

    I don’t think it’s such a great idea to post the unsubstantiated details here

    Then wtf were you doing?

    Is there a site (beyond this one) that specialises in salacious gossip?

    Anything associated with murdoch apparently. There’s a great career path for you 😉

  272. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 17, 2021 4:53 pm

    TomR

    Here is the Wikipedia article on the Australian Marine Parks started by Howard. It sounds reasonably accurate

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_marine_parks#History

    Under the Howard Government the world’s first Oceans Policy was developed.[2] It included the creation of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park in 1998, greatly increased protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and in 2007, established a series of large marine parks in Australia’s south-east, now collectively known as the South-east Marine Parks Network.[3][4][5]

    It then discusses Labors proposal to increase the size of Howards Marine Park network.

    But Burke/ALP make it sound like Rudd/ALP created the network and Abbott stopped it.

    There has not been a Marine Park legislated since 2007

  273. TB Queensland permalink
    May 17, 2021 6:07 pm

    There’s a great career path for you /i>

    That’s the beautiful thing about this site we destroy bullshit (the Canadian Bear … “you’ve destroyed my journalistic career!”) … and now we are helping to build a career in bullshit … fkn hilarious … with ToM having such an eagle eye for typos, he’ll hit the typing pool running!

  274. TB Queensland permalink
    May 17, 2021 6:11 pm

    Then we have Kneel the Obsessive Liberal Acolyte … see above link unnecessary …

  275. TB Queensland permalink
    May 17, 2021 6:15 pm

    And finally this evening … it is time that, Benjamin Netanyahu, was brought before, The International Court of Justice, for genocide … he’s been at it for at least three decades!!!!

  276. TB Queensland permalink
    May 17, 2021 6:17 pm

    Breaking!!!! Melbourne – the city to visit according to our roving reporter TOM …

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/melbourne-grappling-with-220-per-cent-rise-in-syphilis-cases-among-women/news-story/5f6ecebaf1320691038d37b6a384e0a6

  277. Tom R permalink
    May 18, 2021 9:19 am

    Perhaps yomms been doing more than just reporting on his roving, hey TB 😉

    Is it still satire, when it’s just straight reporting?

    https://chaser.com.au/national/guy-who-spent-80m-on-non-existent-water-claims-electric-vehicles-are-a-waste-of-money/

  278. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 18, 2021 9:54 am

    When Hamas rains down thousands of rockets on civilians, each one a war crime, this is what the Neo Nazis say:

    And finally this evening … it is time that, Benjamin Netanyahu, was brought before, The International Court of Justice, for genocide … he’s been at it for at least three decades!!!!

    Nothing about the criminal procateurs – they are totally pissed that the accursed Jews try to defend themselves. We need a new Hitler!

  279. Tom R permalink
    May 18, 2021 10:16 am

    that the accursed Jews try to defend themselves.

    Perhaps we should be asking, WHY do they need to be ‘defending’ themselves?

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/4/if-i-dont-steal-your-home-someone-else-will-jewish-settler-says

  280. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 18, 2021 10:50 am

    WHY do they need to be ‘defending’ themselves?

    It might be because the Hamas Charter requires the Hamas mongrels to eradicate Israel and they do so by perpetually firing rockets at Israeli civilians – each one a war crime.

    Islamic anti-Semitism is ingrained in the religion and it was no surprise to see the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem making common cause with Hitler:

    Nothing much has changed.

  281. Tom R permalink
    May 18, 2021 11:39 am

    Islamic anti-Semitism is ingrained in the religion

    A sentiment that is more than reciprocated, and has been for millennia

  282. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 18, 2021 11:53 am

    “and has been for millennia”

    Islamic anti-Semitism started with the Koran and those vile verses are still quoted today as justification for killing Jews.

    It was the murderous sex-crazed paedophile Muhammad who is said to have personally beheaded 700 Jews.

  283. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 18, 2021 12:50 pm

  284. Tom R permalink
    May 18, 2021 1:09 pm

    “Tensions Rise In Middle East As One Side Wants To Kill Arabs And The Other Side Are Arabs Who Don’t Want To Die And Neither Will Compromise”

    As I said, is it satire, when it’s just reality?

  285. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 18, 2021 1:30 pm

    ““Tensions Rise In Middle East As One Side Wants To Kill Arabs And The Other Side Are Arabs Who Don’t Want To Die And Neither Will Compromise””

    Not even close. In fact the Palestinian side gloats that it loves death: Hamas to Israelis: We “love death more than you love life” This is precisely why Hamas uses its own people as human shields. It sees the death of Palestinian civilians as a tactical advantage.

    It is Hamas, driven by their vile religious beliefs, who started this round by firing 1,000 missiles (each a war crime) at Israeli civilians.

    The Israelis responded by attacking military targets and giving warnings to avoid civilian casualties.

    Holding Israel to a higher standard is pure anti-Semitism.

  286. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 18, 2021 1:31 pm

    Yeah! What right do those Jews have to get so sensitive about their security!!
    There are only a dozen governments and a couple of hundred million zealots that are committed to the destruction of Israel.
    They need to get over it and learn to live with deadly bombs raining down on them! And learn to swim, if they get pushed into the Mediterranean Sea

  287. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 18, 2021 1:57 pm

    That pic you put up, Tom R, shows the reality of the situation – – a volley of missiles fired illegally from Gaza at Israeli population centres as the Israeli defensive missiles scramble to defend against this Palestinian war crime.

  288. Tony permalink
    May 18, 2021 4:28 pm

    As usual the loony left lines up behind Hamas, which is justified in firing 1,000 rockets at Israeli civilian targets because reasons.

  289. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 18, 2021 4:54 pm

    Then we have Kneel the Obsessive Liberal Acolyte … see above link unnecessary

    I am obsessive about misleading comments Labor supporters like TomR say. I guess i am not as obsessive about false statements by Coalition supporters.

    But i have seen so many false comments by Labor supporters. They are meant to generate hatred and to demean people they disagree with.

    This time it is Abbott instead of Howard getting the hatred from ALP supporters because he supposedly destroyed Labors Marine Parks.

    The Marine Parks were created by Howard and Tony Burke did not legislate a single Marine Park. ALP supporters win arguments because they are more deceitful than anti-Labor people.

  290. Tom R permalink
    May 18, 2021 5:28 pm

    To be fair tosy, I’m not ‘lining up’ behind anyone. Both sides have committed atrocities, both sides continue to.

    Continuing to commit atrocities, from either side, is not going to solve anything.

    We, as a nation, are lining up behind one side to help continue their atrocities, through support, and weaponry.

    That’s my issue with the situation.

  291. TB Queensland permalink
    May 18, 2021 6:20 pm

    As usual the loony left lines up behind Hamas, which is justified in firing 1,000 rockets at Israeli civilian targets because reasons.

    That sentence doesn’t make sense to me? “Because reasons”. Please explain?

    “looney left”? Why? An opinion differs to yours and any other is looney left? Are you now extreme right?

    Palestine has always been invaded by Israel?

    Israel’s history is all about invading and battles? Read yer Bible and Torah, far more interesting than than right wing rags …

    Netanyahu is a war monger always has been … read his “history” …

    Israel wants ALL of Palestine … they are no better than China wanting Hong Kong/Taiwan …

    To be fair tosy, I’m not ‘lining up’ behind anyone.

    My feelings too, TR …. but I object to the Palestinians being made to appear the scapegoat by Netanyau … I’ve been watching his self aggrandisement now for decades … oddly enough compared to comments above he reminds me of Hitler and/or Mussolini …

    All wars piss me off – particularly when one side is militarily much weaker than the other …

  292. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 18, 2021 6:44 pm

    Hamas is supplied by Iran, it’s a proxy war. Get a little more research under your belt before just defaulting to the left’s “it’s all Israel’s fault” talking points
    There are a dozen countries that support the elimination of Israel, so their sensitivity to being bombed is kind of understandable

  293. Tom R permalink
    May 18, 2021 6:53 pm

    Hamas is supplied by Iran, it’s a proxy war.

    At least you recognize it for what it is. And the Palestinian people are stuck in the crossfire of two sides that are responsible for the loss of thousands of lives

    To be fair, don’t ask me to provide a solution. That’s way out of my wheelhouse

  294. TB Queensland permalink
    May 18, 2021 8:58 pm

    Peter Beinart is editor-at-large of Jewish Currents, professor of journalism and political science at the Newmark School of Journalism at the City University of New York, and author of The Beinart Notebook, a weekly newsletter.

    Before any more looney left comments read ALL of Beinart’s article …

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/may/18/a-jewish-case-for-palestinian-refugee-return

  295. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2021 8:35 am

    “To be fair tosy, I’m not ‘lining up’ behind anyone.

    My feelings too, TR ….”

    Hamas starts this round with a thousand rockets (each a war crime) fired at civilian targets. If you actually hate war, why not criticise the Hamas mongrels who started this round and who have sworn to eliminate Israel in accordance with their vile Islamic beliefs?

    You two respond by attacking the Israeli PM. And remain silent on the Hamas war crimes. That response is pure PR for Hamas.

    Your instinctive anti-Israel bias shows it is not war you hate.

  296. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2021 8:40 am

    “Before any more looney left comments read ALL of Beinart’s article …”

    I read the first sentence. It is biased BS. So I stopped there.

    There are plenty of Jewish organisation who are pro-Palestinian. Funnily enough Muslims seem incapable of criticising Palestinian terrorism and war crimes. Same with the anti-Semitic left.

  297. Tony permalink
    May 19, 2021 8:57 am

    Peter Beinart is editor-at-large of Jewish Currents

    About Us

    Founded in 1946, Jewish Currents is a magazine committed to the rich tradition of thought, activism, and culture of the Jewish left.

    Of course it is.

    https://jewishcurrents.org/jewish-currents/

  298. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2021 9:04 am

    Hamas starts this round with a thousand rockets

    ROL FOR INITIATIVE!

    https://www.dw.com/en/israel-gaza-violence-fresh-rocket-attacks-on-israeli-cities-as-it-happened/a-57501475#:~:text=Hamas%20said%20the%20deadly%20rocket,housed%20the%20Hamas%20intelligence%20services.

    And remain silent on the Hamas war crimes

    “Both sides have committed atrocities, both sides continue to.”

    Anything else to add to increase yor irrelevance?

  299. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 19, 2021 9:06 am

    The left hates Israel because-
    * It is a western democracy
    * Allows the press to observe and report on their military actions
    * It has a pro USA conservative government
    * It doesn’t just f*** off
    The left is so selective with their moral outrage

  300. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2021 9:28 am

    Tom R, Hamas disagrees with you about the cause of this round of violence:

    Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas’s armed wing, said it had launched “a rocket strike against the enemy in the occupied Jerusalem in response to their crimes and aggression against the holy city and its aggression against our people in Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Aqsa mosque.”

    “Both sides have committed atrocities, both sides continue to.”

    That kind of false equivalence is pure Hamas propaganda. In this round the war crimes are overwhelmingly, if not entirely, Palestinian.

    Hamas fires rockets indiscriminately at civilians. Israel doesn’t fire rockets indiscriminately at civilians and when it attacks Hamas targets it gives an hours notice to the occupants to get out.

  301. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2021 9:31 am

    crimes are overwhelmingly, if not entirely, Palestinian.

    Tell it to the dead

  302. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2021 9:48 am

    “Tell it to the dead”

    Every death in this conflict is caused by the Hamas decision to fire rockets at civilians.

  303. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2021 10:04 am

    That’s your opinion splats, and it’s quite obvious that your visceral hatred won’t allow that position to change

  304. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2021 10:07 am

    Tom R Hamas is incapable of peacefully coexisting with Israel.. It is all set out in their charter.

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