The Dump

The Dump is:
For posting comments that don’t get up at the Drum, and for having a pleasant, mirthful or enlightening off-topic discussion.
It’s not for personal abuse of other commenters.
Please do that somewhere else if you must.
Play nicely or piss off.
However, why doesn’t a poster add a link for us to read and comment on here, much quicker. Maybe we can do a bit more bagging here, not that I speak for the moderators, yet.


NB: Being tiresome and boring, racist, sexist or just plain creepy is not playing nicely.

give a crap


The Pig’s Arms exists because eight or nine years ago our other favourite playpen – the ABC’s Unleashed blogsphere started to go off.  Like a sack of prawn heads  in the sun.  Something had to be done.

Moderation was taking forever.  Comments seemed to be rejected randomly – outrageous ones appeared and reasoned ones were pinged.   When they released the Drum / Unleashed ….. things actually got worse !

So many pieces from professional writers appear with no obvious merit.  And the moderation has become, to put it frankly, appalling.

As a former contributor and a commenter, I was deeply disappointed at the plummeting quality from our pre-eminent media empire.  And I resented so many challenging or dare I say, witty or funny posts in which we’ve invested seconds of our precious time – getting the chop.

So here, for all our benefit – is an open slather blog.  Copy and paste your best rejected comments here for posterity.  Does not matter whether you’re posting on the Guardian, First Dog on the Moon or wherever else.

And sprinkle pointers to the Pig’s Arms amongst your comments.  Let’s try to rescue some of the old faithful.



13800 thoughts on “The Dump”

  1. Vivienne, what’s happening to you at TGA. Rarely see you get pinged but quite a few over the weekend.


    • vivienne29 said:

      Same thing both times – I called Morrison a liar, or said he was lying or telling lies. One sentence both times. Seems anyone can call him a scum bag but not a liar. Amazing.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yes, it’s interesting how one has to choose the right set of words to say the same thing. The think is Stupid is a liar.

        Liked by 1 person

      • I got pinged for pointing out the state member was an accidental member who has done nothing. In bed with the developers and now championing the little man in the fight against the developer. Nothing that isn’t on the public record. But a comment where I said Michael Photios was the real Premier of NSW stays up. Go figure.


      • Makes me wonder whether you get dumped by a report rather than a moderator.


  2. To one and all I’m now Arthur Dent over at TGA.


  3. So Scotty the Stupid’s government could lose the first legislative vote on the floor by a government in 90 years; a de facto Vote of No Confidence in his government.

    So what does Stupid think, it’s stupid legislation. What will he do, ignore it and get on with business, the election is in May. WTF! A barely legitimate government becomes illegitimate.

    Part of me hopes he does if only to see the almost complete destruction of the LNP at the next election and the complete obliteration of the conservative faction.


    • vivienne29 said:

      Going to be a fun two weeks. Guaranteed to be a lot of shouting and outright lies.


      • algernon1 said:

        It’s already that viv. Scotty the Stupid hiding and leaving Joshie Highpants to field the questions over the Banking RC, and when asked dressed in Khaki pestering Townsville residence, this isn’t a time for politics. Now he’ll ignore a de facto Vote of No Confidence should it pass, do nothing about Tim Wilson’s conflict of interest in a parliamentary committee which he chairs and looks to be forced to sit an extra two week.

        It’s just the latest side show from this interim PM. It’s just pathetic the country is not being governed.

        Liked by 1 person

        • S Como simpleton. Buffoon of a bygone era. You could shove a chair up his arse (an invitation) and he wouldn’t know it unless you clapped your hands.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Vivienne29 said:

          It’d be very funny if it wasn’t real. The deceit, lies and outright abuse of parliament has gone beyond any funny business Howard did. RC’s into past Labor government activities which already had enquiries, the Union witch hunt, claiming all sorts of disasters will happen under Labor and on and on and in the main the MSM and the ABC let is all pass. Really gives me the shits.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Frydo looked like was being handed a Golden Gaytime when he accepted the report. The Commissioner looked like he was passing the poisoned chalice. I saw a snippet of Leigh Sales interviewing him. :But, but, the Labor party…”

          Liked by 1 person

          • Is Frydo Baggins better or worse than Big Joe Hawkeye as National Pirate in your opinion ?

            Liked by 1 person

          • To be honest, I think that Sloppy Joe is a nobody, who thinks he is somebody because somebody voted for him even though nobody actually likes him. He came to grief when somebody noticed that he had the numeracy of a nobody. When asked, somebody said that nobody was to blame, but nobody reckoned that somebody had something to do with it, even though somebody denied it.

            Frydo is just a nobody who seems to know nothing, even though he blamed somebody for the entire debacle.

            Liked by 2 people

          • I kind of get it 😊


          • algernon1 said:

            Yep poor young Highpants, looked out of his depth on all occasions, but he fronted up, But Labor but Bill Shorten, blah blah blah. Scotty the Stupid was off hiding somewhere, a leader would turn up.

            Liked by 1 person

          • vivienne29 said:

            They’re all dipshits for whom the age of entitlement is never over. The more they have the more they want. It really is time they had to prove (like everyone else does) that they are job ready. An exam must be passed with a high score (like an ATAR of 90 or more) before they can stand for election. Membership of the IPA should disqualify them from standing.

            Liked by 1 person

  4. Algernon says:

    Enough of this joke, Scotty the Stupid. How many more jump ship. Election now.

    Nigel Evans replies:

    Apparently Abbott is going to run for the Australian Homosexual Party. He sees it as a natural fit. Maggie was disgusted as she lodged another tax invoice rort.

    The mods must be on strike today, gave me a laugh though.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. algernon1 said:

    I see the Guardian gets a bit touchy when you post something related to the Royal family. Posted something about Abbott regretting knighting Prince Philip and it got pulled.


  6. algernon1 said:

    Algernon says:

    It’s like sand through the hourglass with this Liberal Party, another episode of Days of our lives.

    Who’ll be the next woman to leave the natural party of women.

    Nigel Evans says:

    My money is on Chrissy Pyne

    Like days of old!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. vivienne29 said:

    45 forecast and at 10 am it’s already 32.


  8. algernon1 said:

    Happy birthday Hung, one year in front again.


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