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& soda is very refreshing but when I drink it, I get the urge to
stop bathing & hate America
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know when you Grandfather started getting up there in years and started
talking about how he invented spoons? I think this is the case with
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anyone seen my purse? Because I've been keeping money next to my tits.
lovely Cubans again
wonder what excuses the Green Left
psychos, the Communist Party of Australia
and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign
will make up for this:
Orlando Gómez is facing doom.
September 26, the 22-year-old resident of Santa Clara, Cuba stood in
front of the local Communist Party headquarters and confronted Fidel
Castro’s totalitarian regime. "Fidel, you have electricity
and the people don’t," he declared, referring to the frequent
blackouts Cubans endure. (The Spanish word for blackouts, apagones,
figures prominently in contemporary Cuban vocabulary.) Gómez
also said, "Fidel has been deceiving everyone for almost 50 years."
after, police seized Gómez from his home and beat him and his
wife with batons. Gómez, who suffers from mitral valve prolapse,
required hospitalization after going into convulsions.
release, police charged him with "disrespect" of Castro, for
which he can be imprisoned up to three years. ("Disrespect"
also applies to other party functionaries.) Thus, the most basic political
critique is a crime in Cuba.
is it with this guy and "mini-nukes"?
Vialls and something about Zionists
and oil cartels.
back from the MotoGP race. Actually had great weather at the track for
once, though I got soaked on the freezing 730km ride home. Some brief
the bikes are fucking loud this year. It's the first time they've
run completely unsilenced. For the first time, I actually needed earplugs.
Watched the race with Paul Bickford at the 'Siberia' grandstand. If you
ever want to buy grandstand tickets for a race at Phillip Island, this
is definitely the place to sit.
Anybody who thinks Valentino Rossi is the 'greatest of all time' needs
some serious mental therapy. News dudes: beating Sete Gibernau does not
make you the greatest of all time. Gibernau is the guy who finished fifteenth
in the 2000 series, despite riding a factory NSR500. He finished behind
the TSR bike fer chrissakes.
The road from Sale to Bairnsdale is one of the most boring in existence.
there he is
Neville has resurfaced after Labor's federal election defeat. Oddly,
he actually has a moment of clarity:
up dissenters; three years is not eternity. Cool the hysteria. Beware
the tendency to moralise. Break free from the ghetto of groupthink and
learn to communicate a noble vision for humanity with grace, good humour
and deep listening - a goal that often eludes me.
don't expect him to follow his own advice, and he doesn't:
the times are perilous. The world is burning, and we have rewarded a
government that adds fuel to the flames. Kyoto is spurned; Iraqi citizens
are murdered in their homes at midnight by skyborne cowards who are
treated as heroes. It is mad, it is criminal. Howard puts our nation
on the wrong side of history and is lauded by voters, cheered by the
majority of media mercenaries. That’s why dissenters lose their
cool. Rage and despair seems legitimate – ever more so the closer
you get to the truth – but it fails to win hearts and minds in
an age of shaky abundance.
it wouldn't be a Richard Neville essay without some cabal conspiracies:
efforts to control the future of oil has upped prices, already forcing
fishermen in Asia to hang up their nets, sell their boats and …
then what? Nothing is done to seriously promote alternative energy.
Everything is spin. The world is a sitcom and the neo-cons are writing
Oil, Asian fishermen, neocons and alternative energies all in the one
paragraph. If Richard's mental development continues at this rate, he'll
be able to write graffitti in toilet cubicles any day now.
nice peace-loving communists
charming essay from the Australian group Socialist Alternative: "Why
Israel Must Go":
WOULD ANY decent person support a state which began its existence with
the dispossession, expulsion and murder of large numbers of the original
inhabitants, and went on to create an undemocratic society which favours
one group and discriminates against all others on ethnic and religious
grounds; a state which invades and occupies territory outside its own
borders, systematically terrorising the population and stealing their
is such a state. Yet Israel’s right to exist is defended not only
by right-wingers, but by some on the left and even sections of the Palestinian
leadership. Revolutionary socialists argue that the state of Israel
should be destroyed and
replaced by a multicultural, democratic, secular state.
create an exclusively Jewish state with a Jewish majority, the Zionists
had to destroy the Palestinian economy, steal the land and kill or drive
out as many Palestinians as possible, all of which was done with extreme
violence – and the blessing of all the great powers.
many who sympathise with the Palestinians still insist on Israel’s
right to exist as a Jewish state. The best outcome, they argue, is for
a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
such a state could never be viable.
people. Lots of other nice "exterminate Israel" essays here.
discovered the website of the 'Cuba
FAQ section contains
some rather interesting notions. As an example, take the answer to "Is
of the revolution there arose a number of mass popular organisations
which to this day continue to wield considerable influence over Cuban
society. These include the trade unions, the Federation of Cuban Women,
the National Association of Small Farmers and, very importantly, the
Committees for the Defence of the Revolution. All these have extraordinarily
high levels of membership numbering in most cases around 95% of their
popular organisations are the backbone of the Cuban people's high level
of participation in decisions which affect their everyday lives. But
they are also complemented by a unique electoral system of direct democracy
which the government proudly boasts, with justifiable reason, makes
it the most democratic state in the world.
electoral system". I'll say.
system in Cuba is based upon universal adult suffrage for all those
aged 16 and over. Nobody is excluded from voting, except convicted criminals
or those who have left the country.
universal voting. What a paradise.
nominating process and the huge participation in the last election clearly
show that the deputies to Cuba's parliament enjoy massive public support.
that's that then.
another question: "Is
Fidel Castro a dictator?"
Castro is such a dictator, why did he receive such overwhelming support
in the elections? Why is it also that his position as the country's
President is decided by parliament and that members of his government
are also voted in by parliament?
maybe the rigged elections, death squads and gulags have something to
do with it.
the convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal authors the answer to "What
has socialism done for the people of Cuba?"
has practiced his creed of socialist revolution and restoration of basic
human rights that are unimaginable in the bank vault of wealth in the
nice commie, I hope you die.
for a bit
headed to Phillip Island
tomorrow morning for this weekend's MotoGP race. Back Monday. Taunt some
lefties while I'm gone. And if you're in Canberra, vote for the Liberal
Democratic Party in Saturday's election. I've already lodged my pre-poll
vote. Make sure you go do your duty and vote LDP.
quote of the day
to Democrats leader Andrew Bartlett, this is "a disaster for democracy."
Which is true, if you define "democracy" as "being dicked
around by unpopular, legislation-blocking mutants."
commenting on the coalition's success in the senate election
oh where, is Richard Neville?
been two days since the election, and not a peep from him.
he flushed himself down the toilet.
I voted for
choice in my seat for the House of Reps was truly awful. I had to put
one of the Democrats as my second preference. Eeeuurcchh. Here's
how I marked my ballot paper:
Belinda Bariner (Lib)
2- Aaron Matthews (Dem)
3- Jim Arnold (Citizens Electoral Council)
4- Annette Ellis (Labor)
5- Sue Ellerman (Greens)
senate was a little more interesting:
Dave Edwards (Independent)
2- Gary Humphries (Lib)
3- Ian Morrison (Lib)
4- Tim Janes (Christian Democratic Party)
5- John Miller (Christian Democratic Party)
6- Kate Lundy (Labor)
7- David Smith (Labor)
8- Rachel Jacobs (Dem)
9- Peta Bourne (Dem)
10- Jeanette Jolly (Australian Progressive Alliance)
11- Ryan Deebank (Australian Progressive Alliance)
12- Roland Manderson (Greens)
13- Kerrie Tucker (Greens)
Edwards - 'The Squeedgeeman' - is a fellow who makes his living washing
car windows at traffic lights. He ran on a process of tax reform. Sounded
much better than any of the other morons on this ticket, so he got my
first choice. Sadly, he didn't win. At least that wretched commie bint
Kerrie Tucker failed to get a seat.
federal election reactions
Sydney Morning Herald whinger Alan Ramsey - who has spent most
of the year assuring everyone that Howard was fleeing in terror from the
mighty Latham juggernaut - has
blown a gasket over the election result:
on earth could we have put this scheming, mendacious little man and
his miserable claque back in office for another three years? Worse,
how could we have brought them to the very brink of absolute control
of the nation's entire parliamentary process and authority?
easily, as things turned out, to the cost of the rest of us and our
almost nine years this Government, incompetent in most everything except
mediocrity, debauched its word and the people's trust, along with voters'
gullibility, their ignorance, their taxes and, in the end, their greedy
chin up wanker. He's given you three more years of column material.
thought we had more brains, more self-respect. I was wrong in thinking
enough voters "just might" see through the confidence trickery
of John Howard, master illusionist and toad of a human being. I apologise
old fart really doesn't like people, does he?
the perpetually outraged weenies at The
Green Left Weekly are very, very cranky:
these elections, hundreds of thousands of people who disagreed strongly
with Howard’s pro-war, anti-social and anti-environment agenda
hoped that the job might be done through the ballot box on October 9.
They were disappointed.
electoral system is rigged in favour of the ruling corporate elite.
The ALP “opposition” was never a real opposition. It continues
to share the Coalition’s neoliberal, corporate-first ideology
and agenda. The real opposition over the next period will be made in
favour of the ruling corporate elite" - ie. the candidates people
actually want to vote for.
The Greenies are very upset we didn't pay them enough attention. One wonders
how badly the Greenies will suffer from Relevance Deficit Sydrome now
their influence in the senate has been obliterated.
just for fun
election feedback, but this time, from coalition voters in the letters
section of The Australian:
you please convey to Phillip Adams the sincere apologies of all those
voters who were so undeserving, ungrateful and stupid as to not take
any notice of him.
Ian M. Cook
Chapel Hill, Qld
news for Tasmanian forests, but there's always a silver lining; Phillip
Adams may have died from apoplexy.
it too much to expect that this time Phillip Adams will leave the country?
ministerial candidates who claim economic responsibility should not
go around hugging Gough Whitlam.
Sandra K. Eckersley
brief message for all your correspondents who have been swamping these
pages with anti-Howard smart-arse two-liners. Up yours.
an Australian media ever been so disconnected with the Australian people?
I suggest more Nescafe and less latte.
one great regret about the return of the Howard Government is that I
wasn't there to see the look on the faces of Alan Ramsey, Mike Carlton
and Phillip Adams. Mind you, I did enjoy Kerry O'Brien's obvious disappointment.
CANNOT think of anybody who assisted John Howard and the Liberal Party
in this election more than your columnist Phillip Adams. He has the
potential to keep them in power for years to come. The Liberals should
try to cultivate more of his ilk. Keep it up, Phillip.
brave, brave American woman offers
her support to her beseiged Australian comrades:
We in the US are very involved in the presidential campaign, and
working to get rid of Bush. But I wanted you to know that here in suburban
Washington, DC, some of us are thinking of you, and supporting you in
your efforts to get rid of Howard (elect Latham?). Someday I really
want to visit Australia, but I won't do so under a Howard regime. Have
always loved Australia, have always wanted to visit, and would have
in these 2001-2004 years, except for Howard. I don't even buy Australian
wine anymore, on principle. Supporting you from afar.
pillars of the Australian tourist industry are crumbling as we speak.
funniest damned news ticker you'll ever read.
And he's quite right:
despite her loopy politics, Senator Natasha Stott-Despoja was a babe
on Channel 9's election coverage.
my ineluctably-supplementary-mediated cock, you fuck
Derrida - the world's largest intellectual hairball - has
croaked at age 74.
had to read this cunt's unintelligble sludge during my university degree.
Some people found it very profound to read 25,000 pages of text, which
basically said the same fucking thing over and over: stuff doesn't
mean what it says.
I present you one of the introductory paragraphs from Speech
the one case 'to differ' signifies nonidentity; in the other case it
signifies the order of the same. Yet there must be a common,
although entirely differant (différante), root within the sphere
that relates the two movements of differing to one another. We provisionally
give the name differance to this sameness which is
not identical: by the silent writing of its a, it
has the desired advantage of referring to differing, both as
spacing/temporalizing and as the movement that structures every dissociation.
yeah. Hey, how about an excerpt from his essay on Rousseau? This is actually
one of his more coherent paragraphs:
produce this signifying structure obviously cannot consist of reproducing,
by the effaced and respectful doubling of commentary, the conscious,
voluntary, intentional relationship that the writer institutes in his
exchanges with the history to which he belongs thanks to the element
of language. This moment of doubling commentary should no doubt have
its place in a critical reading. To recognise and respect all its classical
exigencies is not easy and requires all the instruments of traditional
criticism. Without this recognition and this respect, critical production
would risk developing in any direction at all and authorise itself to
say almost anything. But this indispensable guardrail has always only
protected, it has never opened, a reading.
on and on he went for forty bloody years. Fucking French piece-of-shit-writing-maggot.
leave his wretched intellectual legacy for others
to review. I just want the months of my life I spent reading the pretentious
asshole to be given back to me.
hope Jacques Derrida is getting buttfucked by elephants in hell right
now. I want professors who teach this shit to have their testicles eaten
by the Ebola virus. I want cultural theorists who quote him cleaning toilets
death is too small a punishment for his sins.
those of us in Canberra get to vote again this weekend. Thankfully in
this election I've got decent candidiates to vote for: the Liberal
if you were running for office they'd vote for you.
October 2004...... 11.40pm
Peter Garrett seemed to
be choking back rage in the TV interviews. Apparently we'll all be sorry
that we didn't "think about the deeper issues". He mentioned
his irritation that the voters hadn't listened to the edicts of the "43
Amused by the comments from Labor campaign hacks that Latham had "won
the campaign but lost the election". Would have loved to see the
results of Latham losing the campaign.
Ray looked suicidal. Bob
McMullan did too, but he always looks like that.
On the ABC's coverage, Nick
Minchin was desperately trying to stifle the world's biggest shit-eating
grin the entire night.
Anyone else see the interview with Bob
Katter? He was drunk off his ass.
Latham himself - the fat, glass-jawed wussy - looked close to tears during
his speech. Fucking wanker. Now sod off back to Western Sydney and fuck
up their local government again.
on that note, I leave you with my favourite photo from election night
last night's crushing coalition victory in the federal election, I had
a great deal of fun observing the reactions of those on the losing side.
needless to say, are not taking it well:
Well...I've Been Proven Right Again....The Australian Public Are Fucking
just slightly silly...but totally retarded! Not only have they returned
Howard to power, but they have increased his majority and possibly given
control of the senate...almost total power! He's not just Jackboot Johnny
anymore....he's SUPER Jackboot!!! Ignorance, greed and cowardice has
the day. Australia has shot itself in the foot, hoping it will improve
tap dancing! We are going to pay a very, very, very severe and terrible
price for that stupidity! The consequences of this election will be
anything the gutless voting public can ever imagine. In two years this
country will be totally unrecognisable....and I'm going to be laughing
ass off as the wheels fall off and we crash and burn. This country deserves
every single second of the pain and suffering it is going to reap soon.
wisdom was brought to you by "Clayton"
at aus.politics. It displays the same po-faced miserablism and contempt
for the public that typifies the left.
of the commenters at Chris Shiels' blog seem to be internally hemorrhaging:
average Australian voter, with little interest in the complexities of
the real world, the world beyond their familiar boundaries, and with
an instinctive desire to trust their leaders, will readily believe the
message that comes from on high, via the mass media. They have no reason
to look behind the headlines of the day. If the media play the same
theme day after day, the masses will accept it as fact, even in the
absence of evidence. Just as they believed the lies about WMD or children
overboard. While it should be the job of the media to scrutinize and
expose govt rhetoric, these days the media is the mouth piece of the
plutocracy, and their job is to market the agenda of the ruling elite.
more of the deluded arrogance only the left can produce: the public are
brainless, greedy bastards, unable to make rational choices (ie. voting
Labor, Dem or Green).
commenter doesn't seem as much arrogant as insane:
very important has happened here - Latho has actually won. I say this
because despite the absolutely incredible spending spree by Ratty &
co, the negative ads, the overwhelmingly pro Howard media, the unprecedented
scare campaign AND having been in the job 9 months - the ALP has not
been decimated. Its held its primary vote and had a small swing toward
it. While this is not a true victory, 48% of the people still dont support
Howard. This is a very solid foundation on which to start building.
May they have many more such victories. Hey, here's a real sqealer:
not surprised so many of us here feel utterly devestated by this result.
For someone with a conscience and an informed perspective on the world,
it is really difficult to understand how so many people can endorse
a lying, cowardly, warmongering bunch of rightwing bigots like this
Howard govt. I know the RWDB's can't understand our perspective, they
simply don't won't to face the fact that Howard is a lying, conniving,
self-interested manipulator, I guess they can identify with that sort
of personality and so they think it's quite acceptable, but you can
tell by their ultra-sensitivity to criticism, that deep down, they know
they are really pathetic, shallow minions, clinging to the apron strings
of the rich and powerful.
fetch some pre-moistened towelettes. He continues...
really gets up the noses of these RWDB's is the fact that, even though
they can bribe and hoodwink enough voters to win govt, they cannot corrupt
the values or break the will of the progressive forces in this country.
I here them urging us to admit we're wrong and fall in line behind the
small-minded, self-interested agenda of big business and the ruling
elite. But they're wasting their breath, we're not about to sacrifice
the principles we cherish, we won't be bullied or bribed, no way.
don't need to be bullied or bribed, you've been beaten.
Sydney, they're not taking it too well either:
very sad indictment on the average Australian..... too stupid to realise
they are being lied to constantly, or just dont care.
part of the Australian brain was either: oversized and diseased, or
not used today?
first concern before anyone is Mamdouh Habib abd David Hicks. As for
depressed people, the real people who need psycho-brain therapy is the
Australian public who forgot justice and humanity and voted to defend
unrealistic fear of insecurity
a pro-Howard commenter complained about his posts being deleted, he got
this reponse from the moderator:
and post your crap for somewhere else. You can call it censorship or
bias or whatever I don't really care. Your post is highly provocative
considering the feelings of others expressed thus far in this thread.
More than your post will be wiped if you persist. This is the doctrine
of the new Australia under Howard - social injustice and inequality.
Doesn't feel nice does it?
is turning into a nation of predominately conservative right wing racist
rednecks. (Strong words yes but look at Howard's social policies over
the years and try and convince me otherwise - anti-Asian, anti-Aboriginal,
anti-refugee, pro-war, pro-monarchy, pro-Christian & white, dishonest,
war & fear monger - and yet people vote for him.)
the old equation...
victory = australians are progressive, enlightened, informed and generous
coalition victory = australians are racist, greedy and ignorant
Margot Kingston's take on things too:
truth is that Australians feel so insecure, due to their high general
debts and crippling mortgages, that they cannot tolerate any perceived
risk. They are so focused on staying in front of the mortgage that they
turn their faces away from Iraq and its consequences for Australia.
June last year I wrote Howard's roads to absolute power. He took a giant
step towards achieving that goal tonight. The minority of us who believe
in egalitarianism, care for our environment, a strong democracy celebrating
dissent and an independent Australia on the world stage must take stock.
must join forces across the political divide to make a difference. We
must create and nurture alternative media, and we must venture out of
our enclaves to reach out to fellow Australians across the political
spectrum and find quality candidates prepared to stand for public office
with our committed support.
then informs us that she's starting this life-or-death fight by taking
a month-long holiday. You warrior-girl, you!
who better to finish this post with than the raving nutters at the Sydney
Morning Herald's Your
disgusted. Shame Australia SHAME. To think that Howard earned your vote
after he mislead us all on Tampa, Iraq and most importantly INTEREST
RATES, is beyond belief.
election results marks an END to honesty, accountability and above all
a fair dinkum 'fair go' attitude that our nation was proudly built on.
by: Hanan Hammoud
is just plain sad and scary. This country is ill. A virus has infected
it more than ever before. The Australian people have voted, but not
all of them for Howard. Just because he wins does not mean that those
who didn't vote for him should fall into line with the rest of the herd
and accept his policies. We're in for a rough three years. Sorry if
this is somewhat vague. It's completely perplexing.
by: Dave Pulson
people vote, and the guy with the most votes wins. Very, very perplexing.
back to the hysterics:
am speechless with anger at my fellow Australians for re-electing this
warmongering, lying gnome who - whenever confronted with the need to
make a decision - has always chosen the most 'conservative' and unimaginative
path to anything.
is a miserable mediocrity, the worst prime minister this country has
had in my lifetime, and the fact you out there - not me - have re-elected
him is possibly the most extreme indictment of the spirit, intelligence
and heart of the so-called "Australian people" that there
could ever be.
we turn down the opportunity for a republic, and opt to keep that anachronistic
dysfunctional "Windsor" family as our "monarchs",
and now we re-elect a man who went to war just because George Bush told
him to. And we don't even care that he lied, or shifts the blame onto
others and then says he was never told.
by: Lachlan Colquhoun
here's some charming well-wishes for the Australian public:
the subject of this travesty that occurred last night, I felt like lashing
out with some vitriol at the blinkered individuals that caused it. I
thought of proposing that Labor run dead in the senate. I thought they
should argue the points against any unfair legislation but vote with
the government on everything they put up. This I thought would have
shown those selfish individuals that voted for the coalition but are
never going to benefit form their largesse, how foolish they were yesterday.
will never benefit from the coalition's largesse because they do not
belong top the top 5% the coalition is governing for.
justice would have it, they might have just done it to themselves. They
might have just handed full control of parliament to these neo-conservative,
quasi-christian crusaders that want to establish the new world order
they have dreamt of.
afraid that with a locked up media, it'll take more than a decade to
overcome what occurred on Saturday, October 9, 2004.
that look beyond our back fence, are going to suffer having to stand
by and watch the dishonesty and abuse of power that we have been observing
in the past half decade or more. Now however, if the Senate also falls,
those that have been blind to it all, will also suffer.
will suffer the results of their own ignorance.
is justice after all!
Posted by: Rubens Camejo
am deeply disappointed at yesterday's result, and have disquiet at how
this reflects the motives of many Australians. I'm alternating between
anger and a determination to keep motivated and interested in national
affairs, and then to a feeling of "what the hell" and to just
not caring about our image overseas, fairness for all, the Tassie forests
(while they remain), the environment, and all the other issues I hold
dear to heart.
mean, what's the point in caring anymore? Obviously many of my fellow
countrymen can't see beyond their hip pocket, and if we're selling our
souls for short term gain, then maybe I'll just close my eyes and join
in (maybe this really is The Matrix!).
by: Frank Alvaro
is it with lefties
and The Matrix?
twenty years old; this was my first federal election. I've never felt
so devastated or afraid for Australia’s future. John Howard has
been given free rein to destroy our democracy: his control will now
extend to the Senate and the media, which are supposed to protect us
from abuses of executive power.
by: Adele O'Hare
leftist meme: conservatives winning an election = death of democracy
a dork who is feeling great shame that we are becoming just like those
feel ashamed to be called an Australian today. To have a Prime Minister
and party as divisive and cruel as they are running this great country
says a lot about where we are going.
are not different to the Americans now in that we only care about whats
in it for me. Greed ,greed and then more greed. If only people could
give a shit about all the other people who are hurting through Howard's
agenda then we could or should be better off. But sadly that will not
now is rampant in the workforce, people are in more debt now than ever,
although they think they are better off. We send other people's sons
and daughters off to a war based on lies and deceit. Howard passes the
ball when ever he gets caught out lying.
do most people care? No, just keep my pocket lined with a low interest
rate. It was a big lie that sucked in more people than i would give
credit for. We should be known as the lucky country, not the stupid
a real tatse of the future and what Howard and his cronies want? Jump
on a plane to America where crime is rampant, prisons are over flowing
, homelessness is higher than any other country, people work for wages
as low as 4 dollars an hour, no free hospitals, no free education. The
rich live behind security walls to keep us rabble out.
man was put there as a mistake and will be remembered in years to come
as the head of state who lied his way to the top and lied to keep himself
there at the expense of ordinary Australians who are too ignorant and
selfish to have any morals.
have made your bed Australia.
by: Steve Best
is an illusion! This election confirms it. What we need to transition
to is a unified nation without state governments, one where national
bodies for the various legislative requirments are set up based around
local concerns - all reporting to the one national head. These national
heads would then be elected based on their experience and qualifications.
by: Jason Doherty
can accept that the Australian people elected Howard regime for the
4th term in the Lower House. But to give Howard regime the control of
the Senate as well? This I cannot fathom. I thought the Australian voters
were intelligent people. I was wrong. It was like giving Dracula the
control of the Blood Bank.
by: P Tjhai
is fascinating to me. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets
to protest against the war – yet they appear to have voted for
Howard. I don’t understand how this happened.
by: Raph Kennedy
victory for selfishness, greed, short-sightedness, ignorance, fear,
and a fundamental lack of compassion for others. My friends and I sat
in disbelief last night - a bunch of mid-to-late 20 somethings, a few
post 30s - and none of use can understand who *votes* for these people.
failed us and all who think as we do yesterday: we have no representation
in our federal parliament whatsoever.
no fan of Labor. But I am ashamed to be Australian when that means immorality,
lies and deceit has become a rewardable political strategy in this country.
up desperate children; aggressively invade a foreign country against
international law; curtail government support for education, health,
the environment - and evidently the majority of Australia's population
will love you for it.
by: justin wood
found this one particularly amusing:
a night like that, we might well ask, where is our Mandela?
triumph of greed over good, and of racism over reason.
say that a country gets the government it deserves.
you got what you deserve, you bronz'D brave sons of the Southern Cross.
you complacent, SUV driving, mortage-belt Christians.
on the interest rate rises, John.
by: Coco Fuentes
to you too. maybe we can get Winnie over here to murder some of our children.
an individuals right to vote is no good if people are not informed enough
to make the right descision. Yesterdays poll indicated they are not.
by: Jonathon Yates
night confirmed what so many people have suspected for some time now.
Australia is the dumbest nation on Earth.
really can't believe the stupidity and short sightedness of the Australian
people. But I guess it is true, we get the government we deserve. We
are a small minded, pathetic people, ruled by fear and self interest
and so it should be we elect a government of the same.
by: Carl Baker
the inevitable Nazi Germany comparison:
I think we are a minority and for the first time in my life I think
I understand how the German public turned a blind eye to what the Nazi
party was doing in Germany & Europe in the '40's.
repeats and usually we live to regret it.
by: Jan Trethewey
Sorry, but I'm getting immense sadistic joy from this. I hope you are
October 2004..... 2.10am
media and celebrities demand veto powers over future election results
the fourth election in a row, Australians were told by their betters that
they should feel terrible about themselves.
again, the Australian public refused to comply.
result is a catastrophe for Labor. The Coalition - abused and pilloried
by the media and culturati for the last four years - have increased
lied! Troops out of Iraq! The rich are getter richer, the poor are getting
poorer!, Blah Blah Blah!!"
much for Latham the saviour being in touch with the common man. So much
for the great uprising of people punishing Howard for the Iraq war and
"making us a terrorist target".
is a shattering defeat for the left in this country, and we can expect
much abuse of the wretched, greedy, racist, selfish, ignorant, stupid
proliteriat from the usual grab-bag of lefty commentators, self-appointed
human rights activists and other assorted wankers who simply cannot understand
why the general public just won't do what they're told.
on this subject in the morning whenever I wake up.
of the day
US conservatives put it, freedom of
religion does not mean freedom from
religion. The "God-botherers" have as much right to participate
in public debate and politics as anyone else.
is high time that we had a party of this sort; a sort of protest vehicle
for religious conservatives. The other target of protest votes, the Greens,
represent a secular cult that is far less tolerant of dissent and more
dangerous to Australia's future than evangelical Christianity.
give to you - in its entirety - a
recent post from aus.politics intellectual "xtremegreen"
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of life's little mysteries
following words were written on a strip of paper I found on the floor
at work today :
tells me I'm never going to get an explanation for this one.
anyone give me a sensible justification for compulsory voting?
wonders of public healthcare
gotta love people who favour
"equality" over results.
until two weeks ago, I'd have said Labor by a nose. Now I think it'll
be the coalition by that nose. Even Newspoll
- which shows Labor ahead in two-party-preferred figures - shows them
behind in key marginal electorates.
professional pundits seem to be favoring Howard. But then again, they
favoured Hewson in '93.
The coalition by 4 seats, with the Greens having the balance of power
in the senate.
again, a Labor victory won't surprise me in the slightest.
Howard win a 4th term, the left in this country will simply go out
of their minds with rage. That alone makes it worth hoping for.
Howard loses, I hope that the Shooters
Party has something to do with it.
caught up with the DVDs of Kill Bill vol.1 and Kill Bill
opus, split into two movies at the last minute, is unlike anything Tarantino
- or anyone else for that matter - has ever done before.
plot summary: Uma Thurman as 'The Bride' awakes from a coma four years
after being shot at her own wedding. She goes after the assailants: her
former colleagues in a squad of international assassins, led by Bill (David
....it must be said, isn't a good movie. Tarantino's style for the film
- a cartoonish, over-the-top homage to kung-fu & blaxploitation
movies - is all flash and no substance. An overdone masturbatory wanking
session from a director who really needs to get over himself.
giant showdown between The Bride and the yakuza army is the movie's centrepiece,
and it's a bloody yawn. I find wire-fu pansy fight choreography - just
as in The Matrix and Crouching Tiger - incredibly dull,
and this sequence just goes on and on and bloody on. Quite simply,
it sucked so much energy out of the movie that by the time the final confrontation
happened, I just didn't care anymore.
really, because there was so much I enjoyed about the movie. The inspired
anime sequence showing the backstory of O-Ren Ishii, Sonny Chiba's philosophical
swordsmith/sushi chef, the brief and brutal battle between The Bride and
GoGo Yubari, the kitchen scene with Vivica Fox, the beautiful cinematography
and the magnificent soundtrack.
film ends with an interesting plot development, though with the entire
backstory yet to be told. While Vol.1 certainly had it's moments, I was
hoping for considerably more from the next instalment.
drastically different creature to Vol.1, Vol.2 has everything
the first lacked: a compelling narrative, character development, actual
tension, more sedate pacing and a genuine sense of gravitas.
won't give away any plot points: seeing this movie unfold in such an unexpected
way is the chief pleasure of the film. This time, Tarantino does his genre-hopping
completely within the confines of the story telling, rather than having
it seem like a disconnected series of stylistic film school wanking sessions.
This time, it's style with substance.
few brief comments;
for the first time, Darryl Hannah manages to a) look hot, and b) give
a good performance.
- the action sequences are fewer, shorter, harder and vastly more effective.
- the burial sequence is one of the more intense scenes I've watched.
last act of the film - involving David Carradine as Bill - is unlike anything
you could expect and may be Tarantino's finest moment.
Kill Bill shows Tarantino at his best and worst. Thanks largely
to vol.2, it's mostly his best. Recommended.
Weekly is throwing a hissy fit over Animal Farm:
not hard to see why Orwell is the darling of the ruling-class newspapers
mentioned above. He may genuinely have attempted to provide a critique
of Stalin’s USSR “from the left”, but all that he
actually produced — in Animal Farm at least — was a banal
piece of ruling-class propaganda.
to commies: you idiots lost. Get over it.
Nuke The Australian Embassy in Indonesia"
already been micro-nuked twice at Kuta Beach in Bali, and the Marriott
Hotel in Jakarta, the Indonesians were 99% certain their Muslim country
would be used again for proxy attacks by the New Zion's false-flag fictional
'al-Qaeda' and 'Jemaah Islamiah' organizations.
also some exciting stuff about the mighty Russians coming to save us all
from Zionists. Joe seems to have a hard-on for the Russians at the moment.
those in Canberra: vote for the Liberal Democratic
Party (LDP) in the ACT election on October 16. They're the only party
in Canberra advocating less government. Less taxes, less intrusion
into private lives, less gun regulation. Sounds like the only party to
vote for as far as I'm concerned.
for the Federal election: eeeurrrch. Let's just say I'm beginning
to care a lot less about the prospect of Latham becoming PM. Howard's
spending spree continues relentlessly, and a recent
post by Tim Lambert reveals just how much of a gun-hating statist
goon Howard really is. I had always taken Howard's awful 1996 anti-gun
crusade as an act of one-off political opportunism, but as these comments
reveal, there might be even more idiocy in store:
will find any means we can to further restrict them because I hate guns.
I don’t think people should have guns unless they’re police
or in the military or in the security industry. There is no earthly
reason for people to have … ordinary citizens should not have
weapons. We do not want the American disease imported into Australia.”
Lambert's post shows Latham a more suitable PM as far as gun rights are
a wretched choice we face: a high-taxing, high-spending, gun-hating, socially-intrusive
half-baked conservative PM versus a mentally unstable idiot crybaby who
wouldn't be capable of running a Subway franchise.
the choice is a clear - if absolutely awful - one for me. With the exception
of the gun issue, Latham looks likely to be a lot worse than Howard at
pretty much everything (Kyoto anyone?). And if Latham doesn't scare you,
one look at the opposition benches certainly should. Do you really want
these freaks running this country?
motorcyclists vs. Stupid Americans
mighty minds at aus.motorcycles
are discussing geopolitics again.
(i.e. the western governments and media) say they (i.e. the people of
eastern cultures and beliefs) are performing inhumane acts
and expect them to conform to our western style morals and ethics and
never the twain shall meet. So beheading a prisoner is a pretty vulgar
act, but is it really any worse than dressing someone in orange overalls,
taking them to the other side of the world, housing them in a cage,
making them listen to heavy metal music, interrogating and beating them
and subjecting them to all sorts of other humiliation.
sure to read the rest of that thread. It's...interesting.
about to start the tedious process of getting a gun licence, which in
Canberra is about as easy as a personal audience with Jesus.
I'll get to buy one of these: a
chambered in .308 Win.
one of these: a
Taurus Model 44 .44
Magnum (in this leftist wussy paradise, this may be naught but a dream,
but I'll get a licence for it if I can)
not a particularly practical gun. The recoil from a .44 mag with a 4-inch
barrel is horrid, and I shoot much better with .38's. Not to mention the
ammo is disgustingly expensive. Still, the fact that it isn't practical
doesn't stop it from being lots of fun.
somewhere else about showbiz
written a post about the decline of Robert De Niro over here.
do any riders in Canberra or NSW know of a good outfit who do aftermarket
anyone else out there who has fitted Ohlins suspension components to their
bike? If so, could you let me know how it went.
is anyone reading this headed to Phillip Island for the GP in October?
Myself and Paul Bickford will
be there. Beer will also be present.
piece by Charles
of the day
life is good, it's better not to question why.
Nikolai Stanislofsky, Oz
imagination-free blogspace filler
did this about
a year ago. I'll do it again now:
Black t-shirt, black cargo pants
Current Taste: chocolate
Current Hair: buzz-cut
Current Annoyance: lack of sleep
Current Smell: none
Current thing I ought to be doing: sleeping
Current Desktop Picture: a trio of cute beagle
Current Book you're reading: Basic Economics
by Thomas Sowell
Current CD in CD Player: Jimmy Page &
The Black Crows Live at The Greek
Current Refreshment: Cold water
Current Worry: Stress
Drink: orange juice
Color: none, depends totally on context
Album: don't know
Shoes: hybrid sneaker/boots from some chinese
company. Comfy yet supportive...
Animal: Snow wolf
Movie: The Godfather
Song: "Magic Man" - Heart
Cartoon: The Simpsons
Deegan is a crackpot.
Adelaide magistrate, whose son was killed in the Bali bombing, has given
an interview to The
Green Left Weekly, where he blames terrorism on everyone except the
spoke to Brian Deegan the day after a bomb exploded in front of the
Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing passers-by and security guards.
Responding to my question about why the bombing happened, Deegan said:
“For the very same reason that the attack in Bali occurred and
the very same reason that more attacks will occur. And that is that
the Australian government has joined in the `coalition of the willing'
countries, ready to put to one side human decency, ready to put to one
side international laws and to embark upon an illegal enterprise.
It was all about international sovereignty. Oddly enough, the Bali bombers
seem to offer a different
professed disgust at the behaviour of Western tourists in Bali.
saw bules (white people) doing vicious things, drinking and adulterous
things there," he told his trial.
there's a sober ideology we can negotiate with. Not that Deegan sees much
wrong with it, after all, we're just as bad:
people that are committing these atrocities and I don't back away from
that — my God, they're just so wrong — but they would regard
themselves as righteous and they would regard these atrocities as part
and parcel of a war and after all it is we, as Western countries,
that declared this war to begin with. We committed many atrocities before
an example, Deegan points to the 13-year economic blockade of Iraq and
its impact — the deaths of “an estimated 5000 children per
mean, we can label them as terrorists, they label us as terrorists.
I'm not so certain who's worse.
here, Deegan offers offers some geopolitical naivete and moral equivalency
that simply boggles the mind:
trying to put in practice what I preached on the bench for 16 years.
If parties have a complaint, if parties have a dispute, I have been
very successful, 90% successful in solving cases before they come to
trial purely on the basis that I demand people negotiate. And it works.
And now I'm trying to demand that this government negotiates before
more innocents are killed.
mean, if these people are fanatics — which this government keeps
painting them as — OK, well you can't really negotiate, but the
reality is that they do have some righteous principles,
they do not wish for Australia to be joining with a `coalition of the
willing', or whatever you'd like to call it, of Western nations that
are invading Muslim nations, it's as simple as that, and killing innocent
We should negotiate with this pack of racist, mass-murdering savages because
they have "righteous principles" we can appeal to.
can sympathise with Deegan's terrible loss, but that is no excuse for
his disgusting amoral political posturing. Deegan is siding with those
who would gladly butcher us all, and he deserves nothing less than our
commies throw a fit
Socialist Alliance - which proudly supports Fidel Castro's totalitarian
regime - is crying xenophobia because foreigners won't
be allowed to vote in Australian elections:
and seventy four Auburn residents will be unable to vote in the upcoming
federal election because they are holders of temporary protection visas,
according to the Socialist Alliance candidate for Reid, Lisa Macdonald.
under 2% of the electorate have been disenfranchised”, said Macdonald.
“Unlike permanent residents, who are also unable to vote, it is
extremely difficult for TPV holders to become citizens and have a say
in our community.”
not really surprising that the Liberal government does not want these
refugees to have a say as they have worked very hard to prevent them
having access to the types of services most Australians take for granted.
OK for Cubans to be denied the right to vote in Cuba, but it's morally
wrong to prevent foreigners from electing our parliamentary representatives.
You gotta love that socialist logic.
bargain of the year
the next month, Honda Australia are doing a great deal on the brilliant
VTR-1000: $13,990 ride-away.
you're looking to get your first big bike, or have been wanting a litre-class
sportsbike but lack the bucks, you can't do better than this.
is a fast, attractive, ballsy 1000cc v-twin, which is easy to ride, comfy
go read my review already.
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