- South Australian head of self-destructing lefites the Australian Democrats
- has clearly been partaking of some sort of chemical refreshment. He
the USA for destablising the party. Apparently the Bush
administration is quaking in their boots at the criticism levelled at
them by an irrelevant minority party in faraway Australia.
American government would love to see the Democrats fail. All I would
say is I wouldn't be surprised if there are agent provocateurs at work.
Who has put them there I don't know."
loop is actually arguing that one of the elected Democrats is an American
spy. This is a classic even by the demented standards of the anti-american
The Village Idiot strikes again
The Canberra Times today ran a mindless
puff-piece on a visiting lecture by Australia's most prominent mental
furball, Hugh Mackay. It was held not far from me. Sadly, I had hot dogs
to eat and I missed it.
executives and the younger generation are Australia's saviours against
a rising tide of prejudice and intolerance, author and social analyst
Hugh Mackay said in Canberra yesterday.
positive generalisations as an antidote to non-existent problems. I'm
was giving a lecture called The Resurgence of Intolerance and Prejudice
at the National Museum as part of the launch of his latest novel, Winter
Close, the first in a trilogy, A Self-Made Man, about Australian suburbia.
As a psychologist and a social researcher of 47 years' experience, Mackay
keeps regular checks on the state of health of Australia's society.
a divining rod?
painting a grim picture of the ills besetting the nation at present,
he said he could see signs that all was not lost and things might soon
start to change. ''We are on the threshold of a social revolution.''
Oh god. Will
this yo-yo ever wake up? The Mackay method: exaggerate vague trends which
are either non-existent or have been around for years, and pretend we
are "on-the-cusp" as a result of it.
in senior positions in business, politics and academia were increasingly
seeking careers that gave them power, influence and authority. But they
wanted also to lead balanced lives. ''They want to get to the top and
transform it, to end the crazy bloke's game of 'last one out of the
stuff: Women with careers are ambitious and want to lead balanced lives.
Wow. We got ourselves an Oracle here folks.
people wanted lives that were not ruled by jobs, too, and lifestyles
that reflected their values. In this environment, Australian compassion
''will be revived''.
generalisations, backed up with zero evidence. Par for the course really.
heartening signs were that the rising generation was ''exhibiting an
interest in spirituality. They are the children of a generation who,
for the first time in our history, did not pass on moral and spiritual
values. ''The rising generation is one that wants to make sense of the
meaning and purpose of life, of the inner journey. They believe there
is more to life than just materialism." And with this revaluation,
the problem of prejudice would not be nearly as great.
*ever* illustrate his points? As a social researcher, I doubt this spongehead
could have passed my Social research methods A course.
called the young a ''hugging generation'', saying he had never seen
a generation ''so connected''. ''It's almost tribal, almost in the manner
of ancient tribalism. ''They want shared experiences and shared knowledge.
They are at school together, on buses, on mobile phones, sending each
other text messages, chatting to each other through e-mails. They hunt
discovered young people have friends and like to hang out with them. When
he finds out about ATMs and computers he's really gonna wet himself. Is
there an Australian intellectual more desperately out-of-touch than Mackay?
And to think this idiot is considered one of our great minds!
was ''highly symbolic''. ''This rising generation, by showing they need
each other, give us a glimmer of hope that we can survive this time of
anxiety and get better connected. Through communitarianism we may reach
the bloody obvious: young people have friends. My 4-yo niece can offer
this level of analysis.
current social problems, Mackay spoke of the greatest inequity in a
century between wealth and poverty.
lefto rhetoric, unfortunately not supported with any evidence.
to this were the highest levels of personal debt and lowest levels of
personal savings - a consequence of two powerful forces at work during
the baby-boomers' developing years. ''On one hand, the economy was booming
and they were being told their future was secure; on the other, there
was the Cold War, with its build-up of nuclear weapons and the possibility
of global war. It was a weird experience for them, as if there was no
if you can understand this paragraph.
Tampa and September 11, Australian anxieties had been pumped up. Even
before those events, we had become ''disengaged from the national agenda,
from the bigger issues which we once took more seriously, from the tougher
questions which once drew society together.
patronising assload of assumptions which Mackay makes no attempt to back
up with any evidence. And get a load of this stupidity:
the mid-1990s, the vast majority of Australians were seriously interested
in issues such as the republic, globalisation, the environment. We couldn't
get enough of the hard questions, and political leaders encouraged that.
Issues the Keating-left got into hysterics about were of zero interest
to the population. This was eventually reflected in the election of the
Howard government. The Keating-ites, realising noone else was interested
in their pious crusades, claimed the entire nation had been brainwashed.
a truly infantile buffoon.
change is reflected in TV ratings. Where once current-affairs shows
dominated, now people watch comedies, romances, voyeurism and backyard
dingus: 60 minutes, A Current Affair, Today Tonight,
7.30 Report and 4 Corners are still on TV and getting pretty
much the same ratings they always have. Burkes Backyard has been
on for what - fifteen years? How long ago did Healthy, Wealthy
& Wise start the lifestyle show craze?
cretin even aware of the world outside his office? To see the popularity
of lifestyle shows as part of The Vast Evil Nazi Howard Conspiracy
is something only a leftist kook could ever think up.
have become . . . self-centred and want only to mind our own back yards.
What a self-righteous,
is what happens when we take our eye off the big picture. Our focus
becomes more narrow, we become self-absorbed and less compassionate.
We believe we have lost control over the big issues and can only control
what videos we watch, what car we buy, what school the kids go to.
you bloody evil, uneducated pigs aren't following the correct, enlightened
political philosophy. Don't worry - Hugh Mackay is here to instruct us
on correct thinking, even if he never supports any of his asinine assertions
shift in the past five years has been enormous. Allied to the loss of
compassion has been the growth of greed. We had record retail sales
last Christmas at a time when Australians were bleeding.
three whining assertions with zero evidence. Anyone who considers Mackay
an intellectual needs to submit themselves for urgent drug therapy.
are retreating through prejudice. Leadership is missing and this is
encouraging people to find prejudice comforting . . . The Government
is riding high on the politics of fear. The Prime Minister was off the
boil 12 months ago. Since Tampa, respect for him is as high as it was
at the time of the gun-laws issue. But we will not be in this trough
I say again,
What a self-righteous, patronising cunt. So typical of the disgusting,
depraved, patronising mentality of the Australian soft-left: whenever
Labor is in power, were are a strong, proud, intelligent, egalitarian
nation, where everyone believes in enlightened values. A few thousand
people in certain seats change their votes, and we become a nation of
brainwashed, redneck, xenophobic bastards.
Such a great
regard screeching valentines like Mackay have for Australian society eh?
Such faith, such affection. Such respect for our democratic process. Excuse
me while I choke.
is truly one of the lowest forms of pond-scum inhabiting Australian public
life. He is no more an expert on Australian society than the editors of
Lock, Stock and Barrel.
gone, you sadcase.
does this marvellous
takedown of airhead Ann Coulter. I'm bewildered why so many of my
fellow non-left comrades are so in love with this peroxide bathplug. She's
as much of a flake as Richard Neville. The fact that she's right-wing
and better dressed doesn't give her a right to stupidity.
Devine and Nanny State conservatism
columnist Miranda Devine is the kind of conservative who gives me assgas:
the strong nanny-statist, who believes the government is there to stop
us doing naughty things to ourselves.
Morning Herald article, she's blathering about the evils of pokie
the drinkers, it's hard to find anyone who likes what poker machines
have done to their pubs. The sickly lights, the cheerful jingles, the
rows of zombies wasting countless hours in the most mindless pursuit
known to man. You might as well be dead.
this for an idea Miranda: maybe they can - A) not put their money in the
machines, B) go somewhere else. Odd that Devine should spout personal
responsibility in regards to crime-n-punishment issues but ignore it when
it comes to someone spending their own money.
years after poker machines became an institution in the state's pubs
it's hard to find a Sydneysider who doesn't still resent them
for the thousands that use them, and the many of thousands who couldn't
give a shit one way or the other. If noone likes them, what the hell do
you have to worry about? Won't the problem go away by itself?
the Government liberalised gaming laws in 1997, hotels have become nothing
more than gaming parlours, as poker machines become more profitable
me... pub owners are doing something which gives the punters what they
want and makes them more money. Who'd have thought?
hoteliers grow fat on poker machine riches, after five years on the
pokie teat the NSW Government is addicted to the revenue, expected to
be $779 million next financial year.
Miranda, but what the fuck are you on about? The same hoteliers who are
being somehow coerced into taking these massively popular machines, are
now the evil bastards "growing fat on poker machine riches?".
This woman is in a serious state of confusion.
has 20 per cent of the world's poker machines, five times more than
the United States. Because we can, we spend six times as much of our
retail spending dollar on gambling as the British, who are just about
to liberalise their own gaming laws, to their eternal regret.
This is the
First Principle of socialism Miranda, are you aware of that? "don't
give people freedom of choice - they'll do stuff we don't like!!."
while pubs only have 30 per cent of the nation's pokies at present,
they have minted a new breed of victim, according to gambling researchers.
The blue-collar worker aged between 18 and 35 who used to drop into
the pub for a drink after work has been found to be dropping $50 or
$100 on the pokies as well. Imagine the pay cheques blown, the families
broken up, lives destroyed.
of the right-wing statist: people have responsibility for themselves,
except when it comes to them choosing to spend their money on something
they want. Much like booze, drugs, hookers and porn. I love it
when these wankers wave the flag of liberty when it comes to doing their
tax return, but ditch it as soon as non-christian behaviour raises it's
The Productivity Commission has estimated the booming gambling industry
costs society up to $2.9billion annually in associated social problems,
outstripping the cost of illicit drugs ($890 million) and alcohol ($2.4billion)
as a social problem.
can ban gambling maybe. That will be so effective in solving the
problem. Just like our marvellous success in the "war against drugs".
Miranda must draw great comfort in keeping her head in her ass.
we don't hear about poker machine harm minimisation. Banning neon lights
just doesn't cut it.
minimisation" - we're going to stop you spending your
money on something you want. At least the Bolsheviks are consistent
in their totalitarian bullshit. Miranda's commitment to the principles
of democratic liberty seems somewhat dubious, to say the least. It's the
same moralistic hypocrisy that pollutes many conservative politicians
the world over. Stop trying to save us and leave us alone, you bastards.
Psycho goes...um....more psycho
president Robert Mugabe - owner of the world's silliest
mustache and ISO pinup-boy - is
now attacking the aid agencies who are trying to feed the people he is
starving to death.
riot police encircling the capital on Tuesday, Mr Mugabe opened parliament
by denouncing the countries supplying aid to Zimbabwe's starving millions.
first sitting since his disputed election victory in March, Mr Mugabe
said donors were trying to impose "sinister" political and
economic agendas "under cover of humanitarian aid".
takes advantage of our stomachs to get to the soul of our sovereignty,"
- the first leader in history to be afraid of a coup d'etat via
what he called "Western bullies" interfering in his country's
affairs, President Robert Mugabe has rejected warnings that Zimbabwe
faces famine as early as September and said economic recovery depends
on land redistribution.
big on this land distribution caper. This is where Mugabe's armed thugs
invade a farm, kill the white farmer, realise they have no idea how to
grow crops or raise livestock, then start robbing nearby villages when
they begin to starve. But hey, it's better than being bossed around by
the US gave Zimbabwe 8500 tonnes of maize but a further 10,000 tonnes
was rejected because it did not have a certificate saying it had not
been genetically modified.
it be said Mugabe doesn't have his priorities in order. He will no doubt
be applauded by deluded
westerners for rejecting evil corporate polluted food.
these dickheads. They named Robert
Mugabe their man
of the year for 2001.
to this man
commentator Daniel Pipes
have clearly made a mistake, and need to be more careful. It's a tragedy.
We must all urge the Israelis to approach these problems more carefully.
it is also important to realize that the Palestinians have the moral
opprobrium here in having the leaders of their military in civilian
areas. There is no distinction, and they are making it I think on purpose
a target for the Israelis so that when the Israelis do strike, it's
likely that they will have civilian casualties.
Israelis have got to be more careful, but the Palestinians are not playing
fair. You don't put your military men in houses with children.
installations in the Palestinian areas are consistently found in civilian
areas. So, what one finds all the time is the Israelis are trying very
hard to avoid taking-inflicting casualties and sometimes even taking
a few months ago, some 13 Israelis were killed because they fell into
a booby trap. So, it happens both ways. I mean, I'm in no way apologizing
for what the Israelis have done today. I'm just saying there's a context,
and it's one which is tragic.
one in which this man, Salah Shehadeh, has a very important role. He
is one of the founders of the military wing of Hamas. He was in Israeli
jail for 14 years, from 1984 to 1998. He's a close associate of the
leader of Hamas, Ahmed Yassin. He's been, as was indicated earlier,
on the top of the Israelis' most wanted list for some months now. The
Israelis did blow up his house actually in December of last year. He
is their target and he is, as I said before, and I think it's fair to
say, he's making sure that he's surrounded by his wife, his children
and other civilians.
Armstrong shoves it up the French
survivor is gonna win his 4th consecutive Tour De France. Isn't that delicious?
Seeing some yanqui crap all over the best Europe has to offer (including
crybaby drug-cheat asswipes Richard Virenque and Marco Pantani) must be
making the Euro (and especially french) journalists internally haemorrhage.
French pissheads are still accusing Armstrong of being a drug cheat,
despite years of investigations that have shown nothing. Yet they cheer
B-grade has-been Virenque who IS a drug cheat.
Green Footballs posts these charming anti-Israel
sermons broadcasted on government-sponsored muslim media channels.
Here's one from Saudi state TV....
"O God, support our brother mujahidin for your sake everywhere.
O God, grant them victory in Palestine, Kashmir, and Chechnya. O God,
deal with the aggressor Jews and all aggressive infidels. O God, deal
with them for they are within your power."
civilised world is supposed to "listen" to these fruitcakes.....
the false apologies offered by the Palestinian Authority for dead Israelis,
I don't mourn the deaths of innocent Palestinians merely because it
might cause political problems for the Israelis.
I mourn their deaths because they have been placed in the line of fire
by a number of militant terrorists who have absolutely no compunction
whatsoever about using Palestinian civilians as targets and killing
machines. I find it continually horrifying that Palestinians are brainwashed
into using their own bodies as instruments of terro by volunteering
to serve as suicide bombers. I find it horrifying as well that Palestinian
terrorists who have given themselves to the cause of an armed struggle
against the Israelis, would so callously and so ruthlessly use Palestinian
civilians as human shields. It should be noted that terrorists like
the Hamas leader who was killed yesterday, decided to live among civilians,
and base his operations from a geographical area that was populated
by civilians. It is impossible not to come to the conclusion that this
tactic is designed to maximize the possibility that any Israeli strike
against Palestinian terrorists causes the deaths of innocent civilians--deaths
that the terrorists and their apologists and sympathizers will be able
to exploit for propaganda purposes. After all, human life isn't nearly
as important as good PR for Yasser Arafat, and his various and sundry
event, the deaths of innocents are to be grieved--no matter what side
they take in this struggle. And I grieve unequivocally for the deaths
of the innocent Palestinian civilians.
fast can you Spank The Monkey?
Go on, you
know you want to. After about 15 tries, I recorded 597mph.
Always knew I was a kick-ass monkey-spanker....
doesn't like media attention....no really.....
- where stupid celebrities and spokespeople are promised 10 minutes of
empty headed questions - are interviewing - who else - Cheryl Kernot.
I assume she's on there because she wants her privacy. yeah.
Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, sharply
criticized U.S. policy in the Middle East yesterday, urging the Bush
administration to leave Yasser Arafat alone and warning that a military
strike on Iraq would be an "attack against God Himself."
Hussein's delusions of grandeur aren't that big.
well known, the implementation of the UN's partition plan was aborted
by the effort of the Palestinians and of the surrounding Arab states to
destroy the Jewish state at birth. What is less well known is that even
if the Jews had lost the war, their territory would not have been handed
over to the Palestinians. Rather, it would have been divided among the
invading Arab forces, for the simple reason that none of the region's
Arab regimes viewed the Palestinians as a distinct nation.
wont be getting a job at Fairfax anytime soon. Read the rest here.
Pipes talks Iran
this. Go read.
White Power sad-case William Pierce died today, hopefully painfully.
the author of The Turner Diaries - a call to arms for toothless,
white, single-IQ blockheads. I actually downloaded and read this book
once. It was so pathetic it was almost comical. Every paranoid "the
jews arrr takin' ouer gunnz!! Them Nigras arrr takin' arrr wimmen"
racial fantasy imaginable can be found in it.
you had Willy-boy. You and a couple of mouth-breathing neanderthals plotted
white revolution from your rural compound, only to be met with a perpetual
lack of interest. How do you pathetic aryan turds feel now, knowing that
you great benefactor achieved fuck-all in his entire miserable life?
Hot Buttered Death for
for older 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........
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
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.....
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........
30 June - 4th July: Cheryl Kernot, Phillip Adams, idiot leftist laments
lack of artistic dissent, Israel, Mark latham, Valentino Rossi, and more........