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by Belle
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Truckin' with the Trumpers: The Deplorables hitch one last ride on the Trump train
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Truckin' with the Trumpers: The Deplorables hitch one last ride on the Trump train

O'Neill has described himself as a 'lapsed Marxist'. There's a great deal of truth in what he says, particularly in this article. I don't always agree with him - I don't have to - but the fact is that the Left is now so appalling that all the oxygen is spent dealing with them rather than having an a...
by Belle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 27
Views: 1110

Re: Dems need to wake up

And you balance your reading so carefully, Belle. Hint: The Australian, Murdoch's flagship, is not left-wing, nor is it centrist. I read books , Barney, and newspapers and media for daily commentary. The authors of those books include (but are not limited to) Niall Ferguson (yes, you can read all a...
by Belle
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her

More hate speech. The government of the day needs to replace like for like in these instances of death in the SC. It's what we do in our Australian Senate. Having said that, I don't see a better USA - a more civil, safe or kind USA - despite all the praise heaped upon a deceased progressive Supreme ...
by Belle
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin

More paranoia and fear from the Left in this thread; the very things they accuse conservatives of doing. As I and many others have said multiple times before, when the Left accuses others it is telling us all about itself.

Take a chill pill. Or a red one.
by Belle
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 27
Views: 1110

Re: Dems need to wake up

'Trump's buddy' Morrison is getting energy up and running again in Australia after the Left completely tried to destroy it, with their fanciful notions of the renewables utopia. A major corporate leader has just appeared today at our National Press Club to tell us that battery power is still a joke ...
by Belle
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam

This hate-filled rant is yet more evidence of why the USA got Trump in the first place. Fanning the flames of division is standard fare from the Left and this writer is no different. Finally, it's a shocking insult to circa 50% of the American people - whom the Left deplore and continually denigrate...
by Belle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: The collapse of democracy?

Intellectuals hate progress. Intellectuals who call themselves “progressive” really hate progress. It’s not that they hate the fruits of progress , mind you: most pundits, critics, and their bien-pensant readers use computers rather than quills and inkwells, and they prefer to have their surgery wit...
by Belle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News Analyst Brit Hume defends colleague Jennifer Griffin against Trump attack dogs' "bullsh*t".
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Fox News Analyst Brit Hume defends colleague Jennifer Griffin against Trump attack dogs' "bullsh*t".

You cannot claim the high moral ground when the party you support enables this: you are no better than the man you detest. Let's make that clear.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/0 ... g-violent/
by Belle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 27
Views: 1110

Re: Dems need to wake up

This little snippet nails it in today's national Australian newspaper: Trump exposes the moral bankruptcy of a political movement that, incredibly, calls itself progressive. It cannot plausibly advocate for inclusion when its followers work across politics, the media, Hollywood, academia and corpora...
by Belle
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 27
Views: 1110

Re: Dems need to wake up

Here's an excellent way to win an election : Create identitarianism as an ideology, whip the people into victimhood frenzies, tax business to the high heavens, stand back and watch cities burn/police forces de-funded, criticize your opponents for creating division (add here a Ricky Gervais look of ...
by Belle
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 27
Views: 1110

Re: Dems need to wake up

by Belle
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 27
Views: 1110

Re: Dems need to wake up

Holden : the Australian border closures are a national disgrace, so is trashing our economy. The government is popular because it's throwing money about but the very day it asks for it to be repaid the acid will be liberally applied. Don't even start me about the WA and Queensland Premiers; I do ho...
by Belle
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Lives Matter: US racial inequality just as deadly as Covid-19
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Black Lives Matter: US racial inequality just as deadly as Covid-19

It's really sad what's happening in the USA. We derive no pleasure at all in seeing it torn to pieces (again). But here's the awful truth: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/26/a-tragic-choice/ Bring back that can-do multicultural nation of warm-hearted people!! They've been gone for so long now.
by Belle
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint

I would also like to see an end to white on white violence, but at least I know that no one will use that as a reason to dismiss my complaints should I or my family be brutalized by the police. I'm sorry to hear you fear being brutalized. But there are more ways than just physical violence which qu...
by Belle
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint

Here's an important podcast which the 'non-believers' won't want to hear. In this African American Professor Loury (Brown University) talks to Brendan O'Neill about BLM and its false prophesies. He likens it to religion with a catechism, apostates, belief, excommunication and 'revivalism' . This guy...
by Belle
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hannity's private view of Trump: 'He's crazy'
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Hannity's private view of Trump: 'He's crazy'

It's an appalling mess, sad to say. But when you divide the people by colour, creed and gender you're going to get trouble. There's nothing new about viciousness and rivalry within political parties but when you tribalize an entire nation, turning one against the other you get what you've got now. A...
by Belle
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hannity's private view of Trump: 'He's crazy'
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Hannity's private view of Trump: 'He's crazy'

Fascinating and revealing. I don't know if any of you have read Joseph Heller's Good as Gold, one of my favourite books. In it, the President (clearly based on Reagan) never actually does anything except nap and write his memoirs. Trump clearly watches TV and tweets. Amazing how much damage you can...
by Belle
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Black Kids Matter: Four children traumatized after cops hold them at gunpoint

Come on now, stop being disingenuous; unless black on black violence is discussed (the vasy majority of such occurrences) then you just aren't being serious. Just trying to score political points. The catalyst for a lot of this street violence and dysfunction is obvious. I'll tell you what my 11 yea...
by Belle
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2084

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

Belle, there's nothing to argue against. Your depiction of "The Left" is a fiction invented in your own mind (and most likely in the pages of.whatever far far right publications you prefer to fill your head with). I gather that in your mind ad hominems are OK if you say them but no one else. It's a...
by Belle
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2084

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

diegobueno wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Belle, your ranting is so unmoored from reality it's impossible to respond to. You may need to up your meds.
Ad homs are NEVER arguments. They are the last refuge of the scoundrel who is in permanet denial.
by Belle
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2084

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

The messages and ideas in that discussion were all about black lives and how it's come to this. Ergo, the BLM movement. Try and draw the dots. Unless you're in denial....which is a river in Egypt. Both Doctors Weinstein describe themselves as 'of the Left' and yet thew grow increasingly disgusted an...
by Belle
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2084

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

And your silly bromide about living on your knees (yep, caught that religious trope) is framed from a position of class war Religion? What I wrote was loosely paraphrased from the decidedly irreligious Joseph Heller. I thought you might've caught the allusion. Note that you object here to something...
by Belle
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2084

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

You have a job so it doesn't matter if nobody else gets or has one: the mission is all. Denial and the morality police is yet another curiously paradoxical and disturbing aspect of the extreme Left, which has consumed your Democrat Party. It's actually very sad; that you've come to this!!! People ha...
by Belle
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2084

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

New Yorker, reprinted in this week's archival issue ... from four years ago—the history of the BLM movement. Also from 2003, an excellent article on early Toni Morrison. THE NEW YORKER The Matter of Black Lives . By Jelani Cobb March 06, 2016 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/magazine/...
by Belle
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2084

Re: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

I skimmed through it. It was a discussion with Bret Weinstein and some black intellectuals about larger issues of race in American society. I listened to an extended segment somewhere in the middle. There was a lot of talk about the need for opportunities in education (can't argue with that) the ne...
by Belle
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia: elite gymnasts speak out about their 'toxic' coaches.
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Australia: elite gymnasts speak out about their 'toxic' coaches.

I was involved in coaching gymnastics in my 20s and saw many things that made me eventually decide to walk away from this sport. One of the reasons was what I call the "Toughen up Princess" approach to any gymnast who said that they were hurting or injured. The end result was usually a long term in...
by Belle
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An excellent, well rounded view of BLM
Replies: 25
Views: 2084

An excellent, well rounded view of BLM

BUT...cover your ears and eyes if you are afraid to hear these new ideas which might conflict with your own:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHGt733 ... e=youtu.be
by Belle
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Conservatives motivated by fear
Replies: 18
Views: 1133

Re: Conservatives motivated by fear

Commodore 64 thought processing!! And you conveniently fail to mention the fear-mongering (on an industrial scale) from the Left over the climate apocalypse (Australia was about to be destroyed by fire!), nor the new morality police which is a feature of the Left. Both of those have Old Testament fi...
by Belle
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Conservatives motivated by fear
Replies: 18
Views: 1133

Re: Conservatives motivated by fear

I rarely have to let anybody else express my ideas for me, but I'm going to post in full Bari Weiss's excellent resignation letter from the New York Times. That sums up everything: I could have written it myself some time ago, but it's a shocking indictment of the American Leftwhich you will not hea...
by Belle
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Conservatives motivated by fear
Replies: 18
Views: 1133

Re: Conservatives motivated by fear

david johnson wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:01 am
The conservative part of me has no relationship with fear! Neither does my liberal aspect.
Of course you don't; the Left has nothing else but ad homs David.
by Belle
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Conservatives motivated by fear
Replies: 18
Views: 1133

Re: Conservatives motivated by fear

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:43 pm
Right, conservatives are not motivated by fear. They seek and draw nourishment from fear.
Yes, I and other conservatives are fearful every day we reverse the Mercedes out of the garage or take the yacht out onto the lake for the weekend. Terrified.
by Belle
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Conservatives motivated by fear
Replies: 18
Views: 1133

Re: Conservatives motivated by fear

You mean " reputable " news sources like the New York Times ? Here's what Bari Weiss says about it - and it's rich coming from somebody like Weiss who slammed the free thinkers of the IDW: there's never any consistency from the left. We love the way they continue to eat themselves!! Twitter is not o...
by Belle
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US and Australia, so little in common?
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: US and Australia, so little in common?

Senator Bernie Sanders crafted visions of a more equitable society built around principles of democratic socialism, but the stigmatising of any policy labelled left, let alone socialistic provoked opposition which insisted that collective endeavour was not the American way . I stopped reading right...
by Belle
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter

The expression "black lives matter" does not mean "only black ilves matter". It does not mean "white lives don't matter". It does not negate the idea that all lives matter. It simply means what it says: Black lives matter. This is where the "studious and deliberate mischaracterization" comes in. Th...
by Belle
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: Interesting view on Black Lives Matter

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/06/the-tyranny-of-cancel-culture/ And https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al7gc_FBfPY&feature=youtu.be This is what happens when you support political extremism because you dislike a democratically elected President. Good luck with that. As the excellent Dr. Thomas ...
by Belle
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Self-collapsing empire
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Re: Self-collapsing empire

This is your approved media for 'social change'? Make sure you do not dissent from the orthodoxy or this is what will happen to you: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-18/the-age-editor-alex-lavelle-departs-melbourne-newspaper/12370798 The ABC has the deficits in self-awareness which allows them to...
by Belle
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 25
Views: 2511

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

All those conspiracy theories are just silly and shallow. You need to listen to intellectuals like this man (and his brother, Eric). Both men have historically been Democrat supporters. Bret Weinstein talks about the far Left - which has now increasingly colonized the Democratic Party. (Ergo, Trump ...
by Belle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 25
Views: 2511

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

This is not only political extremism (and I thought you were supposed to be a 'moderate', Barney) but a projection of the Left's own perfidy - since they were after Trump BEFORE he was elected and never, ever let up. I'm thinking an item like this has been written in existential fear of an election ...
by Belle
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Self-collapsing empire
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Re: Self-collapsing empire

Utopianism. When you encourage the rise of pity parties and shut down any effective debate in your nation because the media is so corrupt and partisan none of the grand plans are likely to be forthcoming. The USA has become horrendously debt-burdened, neurotic and increasingly subject to group-think...
by Belle
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News Poll: Biden ahead in Arizona, Wisconsin; Ohio now a tossup where GOP governor enjoys 82% approval
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: Fox News Poll: Biden ahead in Arizona, Wisconsin; Ohio now a tossup where GOP governor enjoys 82% approval

I simply don't trust polls. And some of those are back in April. If Americans re-elect Trump in November, the nation will disintegrate. It may be hard to survive even if he loses, because he won't accept a democratic vote. A straight projection and folderol at this time of national crisis in what i...
by Belle
Sun May 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Covid-19 merely highlighted the corruption
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Covid-19 merely highlighted the corruption

Like a wanton boy throwing matches in a parched field, Trump began to immolate what was left of national civic life. He never even pretended to be president of the whole country, but pitted us against one another along lines of race, sex, religion, citizenship, education, region, and—every day of h...
by Belle
Wed May 27, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump promotes conspiracy theory accusing MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough of murder
Replies: 14
Views: 2689

Re: Trump promotes conspiracy theory accusing MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough of murder

It seems to me that Trump supporters don't necessarily like him, they just hate everyone else. Or nearly everyone. Psychological studies show that people often turn to the political right out of fear or resentment. It's a visceral response first. Where are those "psychological studies"? Names and a...
by Belle
Tue May 26, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Covid-19 merely highlighted the corruption
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Covid-19 merely highlighted the corruption

Like a wanton boy throwing matches in a parched field, Trump began to immolate what was left of national civic life. He never even pretended to be president of the whole country, but pitted us against one another along lines of race, sex, religion, citizenship, education, region, and—every day of h...
by Belle
Mon May 18, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Must Go
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Trump Must Go

I say Trump must stay … if the only alternative is a contemporary 'progressive'. Yes, David, but you've got to have the intelligence to realize why Trump was elected in the first place - and I see zero evidence of that. The lack of self-awareness is simply staggering. Let's take a look at the 'plig...
by Belle
Sat May 16, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Must Go
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Trump Must Go

"The Lancet" (not politically accountable) and the "Washington Post" (yet again) have demanded that Trump must go. (Definition of Dogma: ' that which cannot be questioned '). That being the case I would expect the American people to shaft Trump in the November election. In the eventually of that not...
by Belle
Sun May 10, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CCP 'more dangerous than virus'
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: CCP 'more dangerous than virus'

Useful idiots. Mmmm, absolutely: no shortage of them ANYWHERE, actually.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 52f8c.html
by Belle
Tue May 05, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 4360

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

Wikipedia A bracket or tournament bracket is a tree diagram that represents the series of games played during a knockout tournament. Different knockout tournament formats have different brackets; the simplest and most common is that of the single-elimination tournament. Half the fun comes from the ...
by Belle
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 8866

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

This is extremely well put. Don't be too disturbed; there are many millions of others who share your belief and who've been shut down, deplatformed, reputationally destroyed because they don't talk bien pensant zombie politics. Dave Rubin of the influential Rubin Report is one of these; a former die...