Paul Wright gives a brilliant bollocking to the peacenicks.
Wot he sed.
Read it all,
lays into the half-baked Hawke-Wran effort on reforming the ALP. Gareth
is showing far too much wisdom for someone of that age. It is clear he
has no future in Australian journalism.
Loser ex-PM and desperately-starved-for-attention sadcase Malcolm Fraser offers some words of wisdom in today's Age about a potential war on Iraq.
Malcolm spews forth some incoherent mumbling, out of which I could discern exactly 4 points:
1. Australia should be cautious about entering a war, coz it's not in our "self-interest". He then flays the americans for their own self-interest. Make up your mind, grandpa.
2. Some muttering about Robert McNamara & Vietnam. Exactly what the relevance of this is, I'm not sure.
3. The USA needs UN approval. He doesn't explain why.
4. This gem: We should stop deriding the UN in its efforts to establish a better world and remember that we are part of one world.
What is it about loser ex-PMs that makes them incapable of keeping their mouths shut, and instead bless us with their condescending wisdoms? Didn't you dicks do enough damage fucking up foreign policy and wrecking our economy when you were in office? Don't you get it? We voted you out so your ideas wouldn't be put into practice.
stinkin' parliamentary pensions and leave us alone fer chrissakes.
Got back this afternoon from a pretty overnight trip to the Victorian coastal town of Mallacoota. It was really an excuse to ride my awesome new ZX-9R on a longer trip. Perfect weather, but today's powerful crosswinds were a bitch-and-a-half. Some pics of Mallacoota here and here. I stayed at the Silver Bream Motel. Decent, but not as nice as the Motor Inn down the road.
The town pub has good grub, though the battered fish was too soggy this time around. They make a mean dessert though. The apple streudel was to die for.
I also had
my first Fosters
in years. I now remember why nobody I know drinks this shit. Tastes like
somebody mixed rat turds into the brew. Yeeuuchh. It's not even good enough
to be considered pigswill.
Damian Penny alerted me to the fact that The Independent has hit a new low (and trust me, that's saying something). Deluded fuckchop Adrian Hamilton does a remarkable imbecile Uncle-Sam-is-Satan moral-equivalency whine which would do John Pilger proud....
A democratically elected government of a sovereign nation rejects "arms monitoring" and locks up holy terrorist warriors. Laws-a-mercy!
Well, "yay for Dubya" as far as I'm concerned.
Only for those of us with brains, Adrian.
A revelation, to be sure.
Um, yes we have. It was called the Soviet Union. The last great politically correct superpower. Somehow I doubt those guys were the subject of too many of Adrian's inane invectives.
These would be the same treaties that have been so effective at slowing the nuclear advances in India, Pakistan and China? But of course, we focus on those pesky americans.
For what purpose, dickface?
It got a majority of the electoral college votes, dumbass. And these same illegitimate thugs now enjoy overwhelming public support, which would tend to render your already lame point completely irrelevant, no?
As conspiracy theories go, this is worthy of Raimondo. Say Adrian, how many elected members are there in the House of Lords by the way?
Impolite rhetoric. Is there no limit to this american horror?
Those poor, innocent jihad boys were just whisked away from their afternoon tea parties.....
You've just contradicted yourself, idiot.
Thank you Chairman Mao, for reminding us of the horrors of a free country where people are free to spend their own money and where they can vote for their own representatives and policies.
You commie bozos lost the cold war. Get over it you limp-wristed weasel.
I love the retarded hypocrisy of the anti-USA left: the USA is supposed to follow nuclear treaties it's enemies are ignoring, follow the Kyoto treaty the worst polluting nations on earth are not subject to (and lets not get into the bullshit science of the greenhouse scare), and they're supposed to be "responsible" members of the happy UN community which happily tolerates the excesses of undemocratic, genocidal governments.
Uncle Sam sez: "kiss my ass"
Well there is the small fact that Arafat still advocates the extermination of Israel. And sure they were "elected", just like Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe was "elected". Having authority over media channels and shooting your opponents might tend to render the democratic process somewhat unfair in my opinion. For a guy who's so obsessed with George Bush's non-legitimate status, you would think Adrian would have noticed this.
Fancy supporting the only democratic country in the entire middle east. The shame of it. They should be funding the mass-slaughter of jews by Hamas. It's the politically-correct thing to do you see. Those filthy, big-nose kike bastards just get in the way of all our enlightened social policies.
The USA loses either way with commie degenerates like Adrian: if they occupy the country, they are imperialist invaders, yet if they do what they can to help the Afghans govern themselves, now they're guilty of neglect.
Oooh, the big, scary army of european Taliban-loving whimp journos are gonna invade the USA. Assuming anyone even notices you're there, see how long it takes them to turn you into fertilizer.
Sorry pisshead, the dictatorship of the prolitariat has been tried already. All those countries are now loser, third-world toiletbowls who spend their time begging the americans for money.
Um, which ones would they be, then? The brave french, who surrender at the first sign of a uniform then repay everybody by blowing up greenpeace ships? The peace-loving Germans? The human-rights-loving Africans? The nice, democratic Chinese? Or is it all the other countries the americans either saved from the Nazis during WW2 or helped to rebuild afterward?
As an Aussie patriot and atheist, I feel not the slightest irony at proudly stating the following:
God bless America.
Suck on that,
Thus sprach John Quiggin.....
course, for the very prominent mentions of this exact topic in the more
popular 'war blogs', Pejman,
Sullivan and Right
Wing News. And this is just the stuff that I scan regularly.
Overpaid imbecile George Monbiot has written another classic in The Guardian:
He actually wrote that.
I was gonna give it a rest, but kicking Amir Butler in the genitals is just too much fun.
It's always kinda amusing to hear this sorry homicide-bomber-loving twit whinge about the evils of American society, while studiously ignoring the comparisons to the paradise of the virtuous Islamic world. Today, for example, he links to this article which complains of Dubya turning the USA into an Orwellian hell.
Just for fun, lets play a USA/IslamicFundieWorld comparison game.....
USA: women can dress how they like, have a career (or not have one), criticise men freely, marry who they want (or not marry), have children (or not have them), go to school, travel where they please on their own, have their own money and generally be treated as equals.
IslamicFundieWorld: wear what you like, so long as you're prepared to be beaten to death. You marry who you're told to marry, you've haven't got great educational or career prospects, can't travel without your husband, get raped and you'll be executed for adultery, disobey your husband and ye shall be killed.
USA 1, IslamicFundieWorld 0
USA: vote for any candidate you like, or put yourself up as a candidate, or join a party a choose a candidate. You can criticise any politician at any time for any reason. The penalty for this is being criticised by Ann Coulter. If a politican is unpopular, they can be voted out. Crimes by politicians can be (and are) investigated in public view.
IslamicFundieWorld: it's great here - you don't ever have to vote for anybody! The rulers-chosen-by-allah know all. Criticise them, and you'll be tortured, imprisoned or shot. Probably all three. Politicians can steal what they like and kill who they like. They're not accountable to anyone. Free press? Who needs that? Isn't Allah looking after us all? All social ills can be blamed on the Jews and the USA.
USA 2, IslamicFundieWorld 0
USA: prosperous, free, well educated, technologically advanced. A massive media, music, literary and movie industry which freely caters for all tastes. You can say naughty things and watch naughty things. You can even criticise religion at will at not worship anything if you feel like it.
IslamicFundieWorld: repressive, tyrannical, backward, brutal. Despite massive oil revenue it cannot claim a single significant scientific invention, or have university graduates in any area other than theology. Democracy is unknown, but tyrants are popular. Criticise the koran or islam, and it's a fatwah for you big boy. Oh, and if you're homosexual, expect a nice, big scimitar at the back of your neck.
No free press, arts at the whim of fundamentalist mullahs, and generally a life which adds up to a very big dead end. Fear not, just direct your repressed, envy-fuelled rage into hatred of jews and americans, rather than actually getting off your medieval asses and doing something useful with your lives
USA 3, IslamicFundieWorld 0
I took the "political compass" test again. Here are my results........
Funny, I took this test less than a year ago and got "0.00" on the economics question.
the test is a pile of ass, with many truly moronic questions. Sorry, I
don't see punishing criminals as "authoritarianism".
Our own Hezbollah cheerleader - Amir Butler - asks a question:
Um, how about
"neanderthal band of kleptocratic fundamentalist tyrants".
bother me, but it might bother him.....
I still have
this bloody flu. I've tried Nyal's "decongestant", which is
supposed to relieve a clogged nose, etc. Well every time I drink this
toxic gunk, my flu seems to get worse. Avoid at all costs.
days off sick from work gave me the chance to sit in front of the heater
and read Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden. Fascinating, scary and depressing
all in one.
episode of the superb documentary series Finest Hour - about Britain
in WW2. I've seen a billion WW2 docos, and really wasn't interested in
another one. Brilliant, stirring stuff. If you ever get the chance, watch
A new addition
to our "dickheads" link section: the truly scarifying aus.politics
newsgroup. The greatest collection of screeching, paranoid web nerds I've
yet run across. Read such fascinating threads from the left as "USA
is a mass murderer of the innocent!!!" and so on. These guys
make Raimondo look sane.
The sick mind of Amir Butler
Our own pro-Taliban blogger now claims the islamic oppression of women in Afghanistan was all a communist lie.
evil prick have any shame?
Can anyone determine if his latest weekend column has anything to say other than "multiculturalism=good, white people = nazis"? This bit was particularly amusing;
words, the guy who has been squealing for forty bloody years about Hollywood
cultural hegemony and insidious american global capitalism, is now telling
us not to worry about it. Or is it a case of, "foreigners are welcome,
just so long as there are no yanks"?
Fresh on the heels of Alex Damon, comes an even more hysterical "heckler" piece from the Sydney Morning Herald, courtesy of some drongo called Norm Christenson. This overgrown mummys-boy's piece is titled A pre-emptive strike against a presumption of innocence
This is the first paragraph. This is the only point he makes in the entire article. The remaining ten paragraphs are repetitions of feeble satire;
..and on, and on, and on it goes. Yes, we got your lame joke the first time Norm...why go on for another 600 bloody words? Do you even have a point? Yes, we understand you are upset about first-strikes against nice "presumed innocent" folk like Saddam Hussein and the North Koreans (cue violins), but you've penned a whole article and made no arguments to support you position.
would make a worthy Fairfax columnist. They deserve no better.
Thomas Friedman makes a damn good point in this article.
been strong and decisive is many respects in the war on terror, which
makes his endless vacillating over issues like this and Saudi Arabia so
inexcusable. A verbal condemnation is the least Bush can do here.
To remain silent is a disgrace.
Shite weekend. Hurt my back, got a cold, and my throat feels like it's hosted sulphuric acid. I also read a loooong and utterly nauseating piece in the Canberra Times weekend edition praising Fidel Castro (not available online).
Jihad cheerleader Amir "Scimitar" Butler continues his endless stream of islamic fundamentalist propaganda. This one is a classic....
"honour and dignity" - um, I guess he means dressing women up like mummies and beating them to death, having a retarded koranic education system and the nauseating system of sharia law. Gosh Amir, how do they cope without these blessings?
dear boy, Kemal Ataturk is the only reason Turkey is even close
to being a modern, democratic nation. He was the one who dragged his islamic
society out of the 7th century and implemented a modern cultural, education
& economic system. If your nice friendly islamic clerics were still
running things, Turkey would be a repressive third-world toiletbowl theocracy,
along with the rest of the islamic world.
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Whackings: 31 July - 3 August: crazy links, Paul Wright vs. the UN, the Al-Queda inn, the Nevilles, Hugh Mackay, pen-spinning, pie!!, dumb students, Justice Bhagwati, Iran & Saddam, stupid Heckler, homicide bomber, Hannibal, Gangs of New York, buying beer, and more....
Whackings: 27 July - 30 July: pic of me, Tammy Bruce & the death penalty, fear of China, hidden terrorist message, Jack Robertson is a kook, Robert Mugabe must die, archive problems, Ministry, stupid Uni people, motorcycling in the rain, Saudi Arabia sucks, screw the bloody kids, immigration, John Pilger, let's get Hussein, abolish the EU, socialism sucks, mosque raid, screw George Lucas, liberalism & conservatism essay, Guardian crap, student protestors, letter from Iran, scrotums, random things, Hugh Mackay, Shannon Davies
Whackings: 24 July - 26 July: Aussie Democrat idiocy, Hugh Mackay idiocy, Ann Coulter, Miranda Devine, Robert Mugabe, black idiots, Daniel Pipes, Lance Armstrong, anti-Israel sermons, the Gaza attack, spanking the monkey, Cheryl Kernot, Louis farrakhan, Israel, William Pierce dies
Whackings: 21 July - 23 July: Kiwis & USA, cute web chick, Gaza bombing, conservative idiocy, Tammy Bruce vs. Tiger Woods, Gareth Parker, Usenet idiots, anti-semitism, Cheryl Kernot, naughty Bruce Hill, Liberal Party problems, and more........
Whackings: 17 July - 20 July: Triple-J idiots, gang-rapist's idiot family, Cantinera, lesbian teenage pop, american motorcycling, dumb judges, gang rapes, Hugh Mackay makes sense for once, Zacarias Moussaoui, Phillip Adams wets himself, GMC 400, more Kernot, Iran & Iraq, cultural opinions, ugly Ducati, stupid Amir Butler, IRA sez sorry, JOhnny Lindh, Palestine slideshow, airport security, Buffy
Whackings: 13 July - 16 July: Buffy, Black racism, Phillip Adams, Anthony Mundine, Robert Mugabe, bon voyage lefty columnists, socialist loonies newsletter, gang rapists, George Monbiot, funny joke, statue molesters, AliG, Hugh Mackay, and more.....
Whackings: 6th July - 12th July: air minigun, "europe sucks!!", Kawasaki's GP bike, Palestinian democracy, pussy snorkels, infuriating java games, Noam Chomsky, Bob Ellis, Phillip Adams, Hats of Meat, road safety bullshit, DVDs, and more........
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