Category: Humour

Government Denounces Blatant Racism, Calls For Return To Thinly Veiled Racism – The Shovel

Both sides of Government have labelled Fraser Anning’s maiden speech ‘appallingly racist’, saying it was incumbent on all politicians to at least give the impression they’re not inflaming race issues to garner votes.

via Government Denounces Blatant Racism, Calls For Return To Thinly Veiled Racism – The Shovel

9 times Trump took on the world via Twitter — RT US News

9 times Trump took on the world via Twitter

After, once again, taking to Twitter to threaten war with another nation over the weekend, RT takes a look at US President Donald Trump’s most threatening tweets targeting world leaders, celebrities and even restaurants.

Trump’s twitter feed is literally one for the history books – a logbook of the time when one of the most powerful people on Earth got into shouting matches with his detractors for all the world to see.

via 9 times Trump took on the world via Twitter — RT US News

It’s the Australian values test for immigrants. Get it right or get in the van! | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Senator Ian the Climate Denialist Potato is overseeing the implementation of the Australian Values Immigration Test

via It’s the Australian values test for immigrants. Get it right or get in the van! | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Trump outdoes Orwell in role as Moscow’s Agent Orange | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian

His master’s voice? Donald Trump listens to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Listening to Trump’s responses about Russian acts of aggression, it was hard to know who was playing the role of the American president. His performance was so nakedly, brazenly pro-Russian, you had to wonder what ranks higher on the Trumpian scale of stupidity: the president’s own intellect or his dim view of ours.

George Orwell conjured up a totalitarian regime where Ignorance Is Strength, but he surely never conceived of this. How can we know that two and two make four, or that the DNC isn’t responsible for its own hacking, or that Vladimir Putin isn’t a bigger American friend than the entire European Union and Nato alliance?

via Trump outdoes Orwell in role as Moscow’s Agent Orange | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian

Big banks’ fraud detection provider linked to man with criminal past

Our banks protect us with experts in fraud or should that be amateurs? (ODT)

The director of a business that provides fraud detection services to Australia’s major banks runs at least two other companies with a man who has been jailed for financial crimes.

Sydney IT entrepreneur Devendra Gupta is the founder of Paradigm.One, a telecommunications software company that boasts the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and NAB, as well as major telcos Optus, Telstra and Vodafone, among its clients.

Paradigm.One’s fraud detection systems are designed to stop thieves from stealing banking customers’ details during scenarios where people transfer their mobile numbers to a different phone carrier or service.

Devendra Gupta is also the director of property investment firm Starin and the Australia India Film Fund, organisations with which he shares office with businessman Yateender Gupta, who was in 1999 sentenced to two years behind bars for white-collar fraud. The Australian India Film Fund financed cricketer Brett Lee’s Bollywood film debut, Unindian.

via Big banks’ fraud detection provider linked to man with criminal past

Shorten’s Leadership Under Threat; Everything Fine In Liberal Ranks – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Tony followed up today by telling us how nobody was dissenting in the Liberal Party: “I got to say there aren’t that many opportunities for dissent in the party room these days. Party room procedure has changed under Prime Minister Turnbull.”

See, everyone in the Liberal Party is on the same page. No dissent in the party room.

I bet Bill Shorten wishes he had loyalty like that from his party!!
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via Shorten’s Leadership Under Threat; Everything Fine In Liberal Ranks – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tony Abbott Demands To Know Which Dickhead Signed Australia Up To The Paris Climate Agreement – The Shovel

Tony Abbott has used a speech to a group of climate sceptics to express his concerns about the Paris Climate Agreement, demanding to know which idiot Prime Minister signed Australia up to the scheme.

via Tony Abbott Demands To Know Which Dickhead Signed Australia Up To The Paris Climate Agreement – The Shovel

A humble suggestion on how to deal with the child crisis | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

 

Tiny children have been ripped from their parents’ arms and stuffed into cages. What to do?

via A humble suggestion on how to deal with the child crisis | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

EDITORIAL EXCERPT: The Racist Centre for Western Civilisation

Conservatives are up in arms after the Australian National University (ANU) announced last Friday it would not proceed with a Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation-sponsored degree.

ANU Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt told ABC 7.30 last week that the University broke off negotiations after six months because it was concerned the Ramsay Centre wanted too much control over the potential course:

… the centre was asking for a level of influence in our staffing and curriculum unprecedented with any other donor we’ve ever dealt with.

And so, it is that that undermines the academic autonomy of the university, and it is that which caused us to decide to withdraw from negotiations.

Luckily, Professor Schmidt sensed, just in the nick of time, that extreme rightwing politicians were seeking to use his institution as a cat’s paw to seed an ugly and outmoded ideology into the minds of our young people.

Abbott tried the same with Dr bjorn Lomborg and is now proving he’s a one dimensional thinker (ODT)

via EDITORIAL EXCERPT: The Racist Centre for Western Civilisation

‘Western Culture Is Superior’, Tony Abbott Says, As Poo Jogger Puts Finishing Touches To 32nd Public Dump – The Shovel

In a busy news day yesterday, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Western culture was better than other cultures, and Brisbane executive Andrew Douglas Macintosh took a sh*t on a public Brisbane street.

Launching a book called How Political Correctness is Destroying Australia, Mr Abbott said Australia was superior to many nations; the poo was left in a hot, steaming pile.

It is not the first time Mr Abbott has proclaimed the superiority of Western culture; it is the 32nd time Mr Macintosh has taken a sh*t in public.

 

via ‘Western Culture Is Superior’, Tony Abbott Says, As Poo Jogger Puts Finishing Touches To 32nd Public Dump – The Shovel

Schadenfreude-a-plenty as far-right leader’s clothes nicked at swim

A prominent far-right leader who dismissed the Nazi era as mere bird poop on Germany’s 1000-year history was swimming in a lake near his house one evening recently, when a man on the shore grabbed his clothes.

The thief’s parting words: “Nazis don’t need bathing fun!”

via Schadenfreude-a-plenty as far-right leader’s clothes nicked at swim