No, this is not a joke. They've run the speech he gave to the Non-Aligned Movement. A Guardian-endorsed squeal about how his poor innocent mass-murdering tyrant self is under siege from liberty and capitalism. Your heart just bleeds doesn't it?
And the newspaper ran this shit as an opinion piece. I'm going to be fucking sick.
Has anyone reading this ridden a Cagiva Raptor? If so, could you give me your opinions. Great sounding big v-twin with the Suzuki TL engine. Looks nimble and compact....and lotsa fun.
Despite hating all of his movies, James Russell went to watch Soderbergh's remake of Solaris anyway.
I'd make some smart comment about why the hell he went to watch it if he knew he'd hate it, but the problem is, I'm kinda the same. Not where films are concerned, but I've done it for books (kept reading Eric Van Lustbader and Tom Clancy long after they went to shite), TV (I actually sat thru every episode of the second series of Phoenix) and newspapers.
Utimately, I think
we enjoy hating things. Like Hugh Mackay.
Darn fine little essay. Loved this bit;
Read the rest of it.
A truly mighty collection
of sub-plankton intellects in this newsgroup. Here's a list of 15
fascinating questions about evil americans. Then the assclown claims
they are the reasons he opposes war in Iraq, despite the fact that not
one of the 15 points deals with the Iraq situation.
When your legislation
proves costly and totally ineffective, introduce
even more costly and totally ineffective legislation.
In a laughable column of seriously panicked denial, Fisk screeches like a teenage Goebbels that it's all a big lie!! It is, it is!!, claiming that the guy they captured isn't really who they said it is, then goes on to say that he probably is, and mumbles about he might belong to Pakistan intelligence, intercepted phone calls, Daniel Pearl, Musharaff, and pretty much anything else Bobby can think to babble on about without ever making a point.
Perhaps we should cut Fisk some slack, he's just trying to sugar-coat his own despair at one of his indestructible, ruthless, highly-motivated, vicious, intelligent warriors being taken out of action by the inept, evil Americans.
Price-check on a box of baby-wipes for Mr. Fisk!!
That shining example of great soviet engineering - the Zil automobile - is no more;
Proving yet again that socialism equals shit. Even with the resources of the slave state behind it, the Zil could not compete with western automobiles. Then again, the communists could never make anything to compete with anyone. And you can bet the people who built them were a lot poorer than automobile workers in the west.
Isn't socialism supposed to produce stuff we need, and give the workers a meaningful existence? In the case of the Zil, as always, they failed on both counts.
Last night's World Superbike Championship round in Spain might have been the most boring racing in the competition's history. The two factory Ducatis ran away with it, as they will for the rest of the season. B-Grade Brit Neil Hodgson won both races, which tells us everything we need to know about the standard of competition this year.
Superbike is dead.
Long live SuperSport.
Flight Centre does a lot of advertising, best prices, great service, blahblahblah. Frankly, I've gotten better service from the answering machine at the Australian Tax Office.
Went into one of their storefronts about six weeks ago. Asked them to price an itinerary for me for my upcoming North American trip. I left my details and promised I would be contacted within a week.
A week passed. Nothing. After 10 days I went back and asked for my quote. Got some blank stares. Gave my details and my desired itinerary again. They looked up my details and came up with the wrong itinerary. So I went thru the whole bloody story again. Got some mumbling about the itinerary being too complicated, I'd have to get a round-the-world ticket, leave-us-your-details and we'll let you know.
A month later, still nothing.
That's some stunning
customer service folks. Stuff the lot of you.
Steven Den Beste muses on the arrest of chief Al Qaeda hairball Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
Amen brother. I wonder what poor old Robert Fisk is thinking, now that his beloved Al Qaeda heros are running shitscared and falling apart. Back in December, Bobby delivered this laughingly pathetic masturbatory tribute to these fearsome muslim warriors;
wooooo...just gives ya goose bumps don't it?
Let's see, they bravely flee from the Americans in Afghanistan, they've killed exactly zero Israeli "rabble army" soldiers, dozens of them died in a pathetic ambush on Americans soldiers (who did not suffer one single casualty) and have not launched a single successful attack since 11/9/01.
Face it Bobbyphiles,
your anti-american warriors are screwed. They're being hunted down and
wiped out. Your desperate dreams of somebody teaching those arrogant
Americans a lesson are yet again given a harsh reality check. The brave
Americans are winning. So has it happened, so shall it forever
be. Deal with it.
Richard Dawkins may be an expert Darwinian Biologist, but when it comes to politics his thinking is as complex as the dopiest of the thick-as-pigshit creationists he bashes so regularly.
A long time member of the culturally-superior snotterati (he still whinges about the cultural horrors of teenagers wearing baseball caps), he's just penned a column for The Independent, and he yawningly recycles all the Bush-The-Dumb-redneck, it's all about oiiiiiil, the stupid yanks love to kill arabs, Bush was "unelected" wank.
Some of his blatherings are mind-numbingly stupid;
They didn't elect him? How'd he get there then? And here's another question: if the presidential election were held today, do you think he'd lose?
...and all the uneducated swill will remain in situ I presume. We hear this blather all the time from the educated holier-than-thou left, and funnily enough, all those "decent americans" always seem to stay put even when the wrong people get elected.
....and you really
must read his imaginary letter to Americans.
Bike season is back baybee!
The Superbike World Championship for 2003 kicks off this weekend at Valencia in Spain.
Unfortunately, this competition is DOA, with Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Aprilia and Benelli all having withdrawn factory-level participation from the championship.
Essentially, every race is gonna be Ducati, Ducati, Ducati. Suzuki have an official entry, but with only one bike (and an uncompetitive four-cylinder at that), and a crap rider (Gregorio Lavilla), they'll be there to make up the numbers.
The drain of riding talent has been crippling: 2002 world champ Colin Edwards and 2001 champ Troy Bayliss going to the big leagues of MotoGP, as has always exciting challenger Nori Haga. 2001 regular winner Ben Bostrom has gone back to the American Superbike competition.
We're left with the appalling scenario that B-grade talent Neil Hodgson will run away with the championship. Yikes. It's unbelievable this overrated brit will claim the title when vastly more talented riders like Slight and Haga never did.
The one bit of interest in this years Ducati Cup? The new Foggy-Petronas team, with '96 champ Troy Corser as lead rider. One of the few world-class riders in the field (though he has been bizarrely inconsistent since '98), he also turned the Aprilia RSV into a race-winner, before being sacked at the end of 2000 in a shockingly stupid move by Aprilia (he was replaced by Nori Haga who failed to win a single race). Look for Corser to win some podiums later in the year, and maybe even a race win in the rain somewhere.
So where is the real
motorbike racing action gonna be this year? Simple: MotoGP
and the World
Supersport Championship. Frankly, they'll both be awesome this year
- lots of competitive fast bikes scrapping for wins - and will leave Superbike
gasping for breath.
Gotta love this report, saying how Israelis have elected themselves a conservative government, and peace is now impossible thanks to this bunch of crazy warmongering arab-killing Jews.
No mention - of course - of the almost universal arab desire to annihilate Israel and exterminate the jews.
Well, the story was
written by European journalists, so we can expect nothing else.
The only talent paranoid loser Hugh Mackay has ever had is to keep stretching the horizons of the word "pathetic".
Today he's actually wetting himself about non-existent pro-war celebrations.
Go and get a life,
Looks like I'll be in North America for the whole month of April. The itinerary looks like: LA, Gatlinburg, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver then back to LA.
Really wanted to make
it a motorcycling trip, but couldn't get the money together. The bike
will wait till next time.
article by Johann Hari on the stupidities of drug prohibition, with
this classic header: Wherever there is a 3,000 per cent profit margin,
people will be prepared to take extraordinary risks
Tim posted his visitor stats today.
The past day: 7,010
Now Tim's page doesn't have any extra files to load so I'm assuming one hit counts as one visit. Jesus H. Crapstick - seven thousand visits a day.
According to my web stats, I get the not-so-thrilling average of 520 unique visits per day. It's been at this level for a couple of months now, and it doesn't go higher no matter how many people link to me. Seems I have a small, hardcore, regular readership.
No wonder Tim gets
so much e-mail. And this is despite never having updated his links list
or fixed his archives. Guess that's what you get for having writing talent,
putting up lots of posts and being extremely funny.
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